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TH; AlittUS. TUESDAY, MAltCII, 3 l 1891.
THE AUG US.
Tm 'llPhed Daily and Weekly at IBM Second A ve
nae. Rock Island, 111. -
J. W. Potter. - Publisher.
Tiaus-Daily, 50c per month; Weekly, $3.00
All communications of a critical or argumenta-
tuamcier, xmuiicai or reiunouo. man nave
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ticlca will be printed over fictitiona signatures -ABonymons
communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
fa hock island county.
Tce'Day, March 31, 1891.
Tor Myr JOHN OITLWF.tLKR
For City Clerk GEORGE W.I1F.NRY
Tor City Attorney JOHN LOOSE Y
For City TreasnrtT J M. IiCFORI
ForSnirviorB. ARTHL'K BURRAIX
For collee'or ED BL'RRILL, JR
Vot Assessor J.R. JOHNSTUN
First Ward MARTIN WEINBERGER
Second Ward E. L. M'CARTN EY
Third Wrd DAX1EL CORKEN
Fourth Ward ALBERT HVES1NG
Fifth Ward ALEXANDER MDOSALD
Sixth Wartf .THOMAS DONAHUE
Savcnth War.1 1 E . LA h KIN
Peoria is experiencing a temperance
boom just now. Niehtly meetings are
being held, and hundreds of people haye
signed the pledge. The c!ergy and press
of the city are assisting in the work. If
there is any city in Illinois that needs
temperance reform that city is Peoria
Prince Locis Napoleon, the late
Prince's second son, may enter France, as
he is not looked upon by the government
as a pretender. The republic could prob
ably afford to let the elder son enter.
Be may hare pretentions, but he has no
more chance to be king than Cz r Reed
has to be speaker of the next house.
Senator Edxcnds thus indirectly de
nies the story that he intends to resign:
'Did you ever know of a man resigning
from tbe senate except for the purpose of
attending to neglected bjsines interests
and making money by managing some
manufacturing establishment or enter
prise of that sort? No? Well, neither
id I, and that is all I can say about the
report that I am to resign the senator
Last night's democratic city town
tbip convention was marked by harmony
and enthusiasm and the outcome is one of
the strongest tickets collectively and in
its component purls that has ever been
placed before the people of Rock IsUnd.
The local democrtcy, felt no dispo
sition nor reason tr delay its convention
to the last moment, as per the sample
set by their respected republican oppo
nents, and they proceeded with their
work with a sense of pleure, pride and
determination which will be carried into
the contest st the pol's one week from
today, and insure the election of every
The organs of McKinleyism are talk
inc about the reciprocity provisions of
the Mr-Kinley law. There is a provis'on.
cf very questionable constitutionality,
authorizing tbe president to impose by
proclamation duties on sugar, hides tea
and c ffee wben imported from anv
country that refuses reciprocal trade with
the United States. This provision ap
plies solely to countries which export
these commodities, to none of which the
United States sells largely or can until
her manufacturers are allowed to secure
their materials on the same terms ss their
European competitors. Reciprocity, as
preached by Blaine and applied by Mc
Einley, is by long odds, the most trans
parent fraud ever attempted in American
April 10 is the day set apart by the
president aV'Arbor Day," in other words,
the day upon which all people are re
quested to set out young trees whereever
they have a vacant spot of ground. How
beautiful would our fertile country be
come if all would but follow and obey
these wise instructions. The enlighten"'
ed nineteenth century folk are very
prone to look with pity and contempt
upon the native of far away heathenish
India, but these low. half caste people
set all tbe remainder of the world a
priceless example if it would but be fol
lowed. One may travel hundreds of
miles along the highways of that country
and he will see at frequent intervals eith
er a peach, a pear or a plum tree. In the
proper season these are loaded down with
choice fruit that the poorest wanderer
may gather and eat if he so desires. A
certain noted traveller took notice of this
fact, tod also that when ever a native
would eat a peach tbe stone was carefully
cleaned and placed in his pocket, and the
moment Le came to a spot where there
were no' tree?, a stop would be made and
with bis hands or a sharpened stick would
dig a bole in the soft soil and bury tbe
seed which be would carefully cover over.
Such habit as this has proven of incal
culable value to tbe poor of that country.
Let all plint trees of some sort when
"Arbor Day" comes and improve and
beautify our country.
IUincli Department Encampment, 0. A. B.
Decatur. III.. April 8-10. 1891. For
above the C, B & Q will sell tickets
from points in Illinois, April 710, inclu
sive, atone fare for tbe round trip, good
returning up to and including April 11,
1891. Good connection is made both go
ing and returniner.
H. V. MACE, U. f. A.
A MAD MAN.
William Laaeanakire wh created
the Nennatlon at the Meliae V. 31.
. A. the Other Xlcht.
The Moline Dispatch has learned some
further details of the man who created
the sensation in the temperance meeting
in that city the other night. It says:
William Lancashire, of 333 Fourth av
enue, the man who acted so strangely at
tbe Knowles' hall meeting last Thursday
evening, is very nearly a raving maniac.
He choked his little 9 year old daughter
almost to strangulation last night, until
the girl was obliged to flee from tbe
house together with her little brother, a
year or two younger. The children started
on the run up town to the home of their
uncle John Lancashire, at 1616 Sev
enth avenue. The enraged father soon
got out of tbe house, and began a
mad chase after tb.3 little ones
who were almost frightened out
of their wits. He might have caught
them, but for the fact that as he ran he
impeded his progress by madly tearing
his clothing, garment at a time includ
ing bis coat, vest, hat and even his shirt.
The children reached John Lancashire's
almost in a faint and fairly fell in when
the door was opened to them. The
marks left on tbe little girl's neck by the
father were distinctly visible this morn
ing. The crazed man was finally gotten
to his home by neighbors, and one or two
policemen were called and remained at
the house all night to keep him quiet and
to protect Mrs. Lancashire from harm.
William Lancashire has been in this
country from England about four years.
Previous to coming here he had a very
bad attack of brain fever, and since then
he baa been almost a maniac whenever he
has imbibed intoxicating liquor.
A few nights ago, he signed a pledge to
drink no more. It is btlieyed that when
he started to town Thursday evening it
was for the purpose of attending the
temperance meeting On the way thither
he met someone who induced him to
break his pledge. This once done, he
doubtless imbibed very freely, and start
ed to Knowles' hall, either at someone's
suggestion, or because he had a vague
idea of what he had come up town for.
It is believed that he drank more yes
terday afternoon, and his madness re
turned, resulting in the terrible night for
himself and for his family.
His wife does not know whether he
really obtained any liquor or not yester
day afternoon, and some are of the opin
ion that last night's attack may have been
one of delirium tremens. It is certainly
a very sad case.
Iiea Krm an Operation.
D. D. Merryman. of Moline, died St
urday from the effects of a surgical oper
ation performed on Wednesday morning,
a tumor having been removed from his"
neck. He was the father of Perry A.,
and Dr. George E. Merryman and was
born on a farm in Kennebec county.
Maine, May 12. 1818. He came west
with his father overland in a wagon 'and
settled in Fulton county. Ill, in 1836.
They came to Richland Grove, Mercer
county, the following year, and at the
age of 17 tbe subject of this sketch res
turned alone to Maine and brought back
his mother and family. The deceased
was first married to Miss Phoebe Heb
bard, of Moline, in 1843. by whom they
had one son, Freeman, no of Kearney.
Neb. After her death be was married to
Miss Mary Love, of Richland Grove,
foster daughter of the first white set
tler in Mercer county. She survives him,
together with the following children:
Mrs. Florence Cool, Prairie Center. Neb.;
Nelson Merryman, Axtel, Neb., P. A.
and Dr. G. E., of Moline. Charles, in Ken
tucky, Frank, in Kansas, and Fannie, at
home The father of the deceased, Mr.
Timothy Merryman. one of the oldest
settlers of Moline, died nearly forty years
ago, his wife following him eighteen
years later. Both are buried in 'River
side. D. D Merryman estbblished the first
saw mill in this part of the state, on El
ward's river in Mercer county, which he
operated alone, sawing walnut lumber.
Later he opened the first coal shaft ever
started in Coal Valley. This was owned
by Know & Mixter. He was a superb
man physically, and could do a great
amount of work.
A Itond of S)nji;athr.
Dubuque, up the river a little ways
and on the Iowa side, can sjmpathize
with Rock Island in the matter of its su
perintendent of streets. "A Taxpayer"
writes that paper as follow.-:
As tbe city t lection is near at hand, I
would like to ask you if a street commis
sioner who draws a salary from the city
has any right giving his attention to sell
And to this the Telegraph replies that
if the street commissioner is devoting
himself to private business to tbe disre
gard of his pub ic duties he should be
removed, but if he is faithfully attendinz
to public business it is of no public con
cern. What would the people of Dubu .
que say if they had a street commissioner
who put in as much of his time out of the
city officiating as auctioneer as he could
eonsume in undertakings of that class,
such as he could secure and only attended
JLhe streets when he couldn't find anything
else to do?
A Keal Balaam u Kemp' a Bauam.
The dictionery says, "a balsam is a
thick, pure, aromatic subsUnce flowing
from trees." Kemp's Balsam for the
throat and lungs is the only cough medi
cine that is a real balsam. Maiy thin,
watery cough remedies are called balsam's
bnt such are not. Look through a bottle
of Kemp's Balsam and notice what a pure,
thick preparation it is. If you cough
uBe Kemp's Balsam. At all druggists'.
Large bottles 50c and 21.
NEW FISH LAWS.
Those rraposrd by the Editor t tbe
tieneaeo Xe wafer the State or Illi
nois A new law regarding fishing has been
prepared ty the editor of the Geneseo
News and presented to the present legis
lature, and as it will be of interest to
fishermen iind the public in general, it is
herewith presented in full:
Section 1. Be it enacted by the people
of the state of Illinois, represented in the
general assembly, that section six of an
act aporov.id June 3. 18S9. in force July
1, 1889, entitled "An act to amend sec
lions one ti six. Inclusive, and section
fifteen of an act entitled An act to en
courage i ho propagation and cultivation
and to secure the protection of fishes In
all the waters of this state.' " Approyed
May 31, 1887, in force July 1, 1887, and
to provide t or the enforcement of the pro
visions of this act, be and the same is
hereby amc nded so that the following sec
ticm be substituted for and take the place
of said section six and be called section
Section? It shall be unlawful for
any person to catch or kill any fish with
any seine or any other devica used as a
seine in cr jpon any of the public creeks,
streams, pends, lakes, sloughs, bayous
or other public watercourses on the bor
ders of or wholly within or running
through the state of Illinois, from the
first day of April to the first day of July
in each year, and it shall be unlawful for
any person to catch or kill any fish at any
time with any seine, weir basket, trap or
any device us-.d for catching fish, the
meshes ot which are less than
two inctes square. except for
catching minnows fot " bait; pro
yided. however, lit shall be lawful for
the fish commission, or persons author
ized by theiQ, to take fish in any way, at
anytime they may deem proper, but for
the purpose of progagation: And pro
vided furtht r that statues in relation to
fish in the state shall not apply to
any fish pend or fishery owned exclu
sively by private individuals.
It shall be; unlawful for any person to
knowingly liuy, sell or have in possession
any fish which shall have been caught,
taken or killed contrary to the provisions
of this act, and any person so offending
shall be deemed guilty of a misiemeanor
and fined as provided by this act.
It Kained YrRirrdiy ana U hat k a
t'ODsequeoce May He Rxpreted for
It didn't rain much Sunday, but it
rained all the same, and the consequence
is that rain may be expected for seven
Sundays, if the long respected law holds
The Davenport Democrat prints a num
ber of old superstitions or saws, in this
connection among which are these:
As it rains in March, so it rains in
Dust in March brings grass and foliage.
Rain in March, poor harvest.
A bushel of March dust is worth a
A dry Lent, a fertile year.
If weather is not clear on Polm Sundav
it means a bad year. It wasn't clear.
Mani wot and inrly
Maki the barn fall and ficdy.
March damp and warm
Will c!o the farmer much harm.
The latter promise looks a little more
hopeful, as does another one which says
that "rain or. Good Friday forebodes a
The weather prophet figures out that it
will rain every Sunday during April,
whether Foster says so or not. If Foster
doesn't agree witn us we can't help it.
For G jod Friday was a mean, drizzly day,
and we are lold that '-as the Friday, so
the Sunday,' and again, "tie last Sunday
in March indicates the weather for the
month." Tbe outlook for the farmers is
A wet Good Friday and a wet Easter dar
Mukea pleiryof gnis but very lime fcay.
And in the words of another aged saw:
"Rain on EaHter gives slim foddar. In
the same line is tbe promise. "If fair
weather from Easter to Whitsuntide, the
buUer will be cheap."
Tot over Fifty Year
Mn. Window's Soothing Syrop has
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dis
burbed at night and broken of your rest
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cutting teeth send at once and get
a bottle o! ' Mrs. Wicslow's Soothing
Syrup" for clildren teething. It will re
lieve the poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it. mothers, there is no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates the stomach antt bowels, cures wind
colic, softens l.he gums, reducss inflamma
tion and gives tone and energy to tbe
whole system. "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to the taste atd is the prescription of one
of the oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in the United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup.'
Tbe Senatorial Game. Ingalls:
ment! Kansas: Out!
I think Ely's Cream Balm is the best
remedy for ca arrh I ever saw. I never
took anything that relieved me so quick
ly, and I have not felt so well for a long
time. I used to be troubled with severe
headaches two or threp times a week.
J. A. Alcorn. Ag't. U P. R. R. Co.,
Highest of all in Leavening Power
Once a father Bun? to hi babe
Quaint lullabie swoet ami oM;
"V'hen-you-gct-to-lhc-enil -of -the-rainbows
Yon- wi il-fi nd-a-pot -of-goM .
lie ijallopcrl away to I5;ton.
As he chanted a Mother Honsc rhyme.
AnI lie "rode a white bor?o to llaniLcry
Without nny regard t.i limo.
Then be stin?. like a lover crooni'-VT,
To-st ay-f or-nia:i y-a-yva r."
Ah. me, in the liml of I'yelow
He ha found the it of eol.l,
In other guise, lie iriRH lullabies
To the babes of the upper fold.
Oh, father, who watchl my rhiMhool
Oh. father, who lovel me no
It is sleepy time. fintt my RiKxl-niht rhyme.
Ami take me home to Hyolow.
Mrs. M I- Hayno in Detroit Free lre8
Frrrwtual Motion Inipo.ible.
It may be safely said that there are today
as many minds alllicteil with this mild
form of insanity as there have been at auy
time in the pat. Every city, town ami
harulet possesses its would-be inventor
who is striving to achieve the end that ii
to startle the world. Many who will not
openly admit that they believe perpetual
motion is possible are secretly thinking
upon tbe matter and entertaining the hopa
that they may yet do what so many have
failed in doing. No other fallacy has been
so popular or has so long withstood the
light of reason as has perpetual motion.
Alchemy and the transmutation of metals,
which for a season or so occupied the
minds of men, pasjl away to return no
The philosopher's stone and the elixir
viLe were believed in and earnestly sought
after by the really scientific im n of a few
generations, but the search was finally
given up. The phantom of perpetual mo
tion, however, will not down, but Iwt kons
men on and on, leading them all to the
same inevitable result total failure. Men
are as far from the discovery of the secret
today as they were seven centuries ago,
and they will get no nearer to it until a
weigh? placed upon the ground can lift
itself up. or, as the idea is sometimes mora
strikingly presented, until one can lift
himself off the floor by pulling his boot
straps. Chicago Herald.
A Trick of the Fire Innuranre Man.
"The truth of the old saying that 'there
are tricks in all trades' was illustrated by
a little incident that occurred the other
day on the street where I live' said a
friend of mine yesterday. 'There was a
slight fire early in the morning in a build
ing on the opposite side of tbe street, and
the windows of the various flat houses in
the vicinity were crowded with the excited
faces of women anil children, who appar
ently thought that the whole city was
about to le burned, although the damage
did not prove to le over Well, with
in a few hours after the flames were ex
tinguished there were no less than half a
dozen insurance agents around canvassing
among the householders in that vicinity.
And they reaped a rich harvest, too.
"In talking with an insurance agent I
was told nearly all the fire insurance com
panies make it a point to watch for fires,
anil send canvaser.- around ia that vicinity
while the memory of the blaze is still fresh
in the minds of the people. In this way
they get ten takers for policies where they
wouldn't get one were the visit of the can
vasser less timely." New York ttar.
Keeping Track of Wire.
The manner in which the electric light
companies keep track of the wires they
string over the city is curious ana verv
simple. A lxnrd aUmt three feet long anil
two feet wide is secured, aud a heavy piece
of cardloard is tacked on it. Then a dia
gram of the city drawn, showing all the
streets. Now comes the laying out of the
wire-. Pins are then srurk into the card
board on each street on which wires are
strung, and around eacli pin twine is
placed. The twine starts from the central
electric station, and following it up any
wire t-au lie traced. When there are more
than one line of wires on a street the num
ber is represented by strings on the chart.
Cataarb cannot Ba Cared
with local applications, as tbey cannot
reach the seat of tbe disease. Catarrh
is a blood or constitutional disease, and
in order to cure it you have to take inter
nal remedies. Hall's Catarrh cure is taken
internally, and acts directly on tbe blood
and mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh cure
is no quack medicine. It was prescribed
by one of the best physicians in this
country for years, and is a regular pre
scription. It is composed of the best
tonics known, combined with be best
blood purifiers, acting directly on tbe
mucous surfaces. The perl ect combina
tion of the two ingredients is what pro
duces such wonderful results in curing
catarrh. Send for testimonials. F. J.
Cheney & Co.. Props , Toledo, O. Sold
by druggists, price 75c. I
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Voltaic Belt Co., Marshall Mich.
So Toa Congal
Don'tdelay. Take Kemp's Balsam, the
best cough cure. It will cure your
coughs and colds. It will cure pains in
the chest. It will cure influenza and
bronchitis and all diseases pertaining to
the lungs because it is a pure balsam.
Hold it to the light and see bow clear and
thick it is. You will see the excellent
effect after taking tbe first dose. Lrge
bottles 50s andfl.
U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, X8S9.
J. B. ZIMMER,
THE WELL KNOWN
Star Block,. Opposite Harper Hocsk.
ba purctift-d tot the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A largtrand finer Uek than er. Thew food will arrie In a fw da j. Wt tai t.
H. SIEMON & SON,
ioves and T"are,
:l?tt:m::e3s, ust-ajols, &c.
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stoves and tbe Geneseo Cooking Stove
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1508 SECOND AVE.. HOCK ISLAND, ILL.
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
Tit bent Mcn'a ficr a'toc In tbe ritr for tbe price.
STABY, BEKGER & SHELL,
8erand and Harrison Su. Davenpon.
Steam Cracker Bakery,
KASTJTACT7KZS 0T C&ACZXKS AHS BIsCTTIII.
Ask jour Grocer for them. They are best
BVSpecla:tiM Tba Cariatj "0T8TKB" and tta Carter "WArZE-"
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
SEIYERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and. Builders,
ALL KINDS OF CARPENTER WORK DONS.
VGcneral Jobbing dona on abort Dot'.ca and aatlaf actios f?arantcd.
Offlce and Shop 1412 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL.
Agency for Excelsior Roofing Company
i T .
Cnxra team 8HreLB.
Bend for eirenlar. rTclrpbooa
J. x. dixojst,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
GEORGE SCIIAFER, Proprietor.
1601 Second Arenoe. Corner of Sixteettb 6tree . Oppoite Darpera Tbcit. .
The choicest Wines, Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Free Loncb Every Day
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor eind Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth Bt . T I T, l J
and Seventh Avenue, ' IVOCK lSlaiia.
0TA11 kind of carpenter work a specialty. Plana and estimates for all kind of balldiufi
farsUbea on application.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty third atreet and Fourth arenoe.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Tbia bonee baa Juat bei refitted throughout and la now la A No. 1 coodiUoe. H l a It. riw
$1.00 per day boure and a derirable family hotel.
. A. BLACKBALL,
Manufacturer of all kind of
Oenta' Fin Bboea a tpecialtT. Eepalrbif dona neatly and promptly .
A abare of yonr patronage reapoctf ally solicited.
1618 Second Avenue. Rok Island. K
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
8 bop comer Twenty-aertmd etreat and Kioto arena. BoeUeece 97U
. Thirteenth arenoe.
t3T"Xa prepared to make eetimatoa and do all kin da of Oarpeaterwork. Give kirn a trie1.
T. H. ELLIS. Rock Wand. EL.
lOBSt Cnr. FoonwJi Pi. mi Srcord A-
Saodiricbca FarnUbrdon brt Nj
ROCK IStAND. ILL