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THJE ABGUS. FRIDAY, JUKE 19 1801.
THE A KG US
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J. W. Potter.
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Correspondence solicited from erery townablp
1 B Rock Island connty.
Friday, Jusb 19. 1S91.
The McKinley gauntlet has been
thrown down in Ohio, and the Buckeye
democrats have not been alow to pick it
Ex Sexator Joseph E. McDoxald, of
Indiana, is said to be suffering from can
cer in the stomach and his death is ex
pected to occur at any moment.
Prohibition has been Riven another
hard hit. This time it is a Nebraska
farmer named Dennis Mott. He was
plowing corn when a rattle snake bit him
on the arm . Mott ran a few rods to the
road to get a stick with which to end the
life of the reptile, but was surprised to
find the snake dead when he returned.
Mr. Mott experienced no ill effects owing
to the fact that be always keeps his hide
well soaked with whiskey.
An autograph from Abraham Lincoln
to a friend is said to contain the follow
ing: "Do not worry. Eat three square
meals a day. Say your prayers. Think
of your wife. Be courteous to your
creditors. Keep your digestion good.
Steer clear of biliousness. Exercise. Go
slow and go easy. May be there are
other things that yonr special case re
quires to make yon happy, but, my
friend, these, I reckon, will give you a
Evert little while, says the New Yor k
Sun, we bear that the Chinese are assail
ing missionaries and other foreigners and
driving them from their towns. These
popular movements against foreigners
have been confined almost wholly thus
far to the Yangtse kiang, and particular
ly to the ports on that riyer, which, by
treaty with China, were long ago declared
to be open to the commerce of the world.
According to a recent traveler en the
river, these uprisings are fomented by
secret societies which the Chinese gov
ernment is unable to repress. Last year
by agreement with England. China prom
ised to open steamboat navigation as far
as Chungking, on the upper Yangtse.
There is little doubt that this very fact is
at the bottom os the present troubles, for
a large part of the inhabitants are op
posed to granting any concessions which
will make their great riyer more access
ible to foreign influences.
A census bulletin on tobacco raising in
Massachusetts furnishes an interesting
illustration of the tender minuteness with
which even the small products of that
state are looked after under a tariff which
requires a Mississippi cotton planter to
pay a tax of 75 cents a bale on his cotton
crop to the manufacturers of bagging and
ties and every Illinois farmer to pay to
twinemakers a similar tax on the twice
he binds his grain sheaves with.
Commenting on this the St. Louis Re
public says: "It will surprise some
persons, perhaps, to hear manufacturing
Massachusetts spoken of as a tobacco
raising state; nevertheless, i: is a tobacco
state, and a very important one, too. The
quantity it raises in comparison with the
crop of other etates is insignificant, but
small as it is, it is made a subject for
special favor by the United States gov
ernment. The total toho.r-co r--, i.f uic
country is ahoui 51j,0iK),i;,w pounds, and
ot thi3 Massachusetts contributes 3,03,
000 pounds in 1SS3 only S.SOO.OOO
pounds about the half of one per cent.
Indiana contributes six times as much;
Maryland five times as muoh; Missouri
five times as much; Ohio twelve times as
much; Tennessee 20 times as much, and
Kentucky 100 times as much. But the
tobacco raised in Massachusetts is seed
leaf, used exclusively for cigar wrappers,
and the tariff iDeniou9ly manages to
give exorbitant protection to this kind,
while affording no protection at all to the
sort raised in the western and southern
The only tobacco that we import or
desire to import is that raised in the East
and West Indies for cigars; but the im
portation of that is alaost prohibited by a
duty of 200 to 480 per cent., which gives
the few Connecticut seed-planters an ab
solute monopoly of the home market at
their own prices, while the larger part of
the western and southern tobacco is sent
abroad to sell for what it will bring in
foreign markets. Of course, nnder these
favorable conditions, tobacco-raising in
Massachusetts is a far more profitable
business than in Missouri, Tennessee and
The census bulletin makes the whole
Massachusetts crop for 1889, 2,794,848
pounds, raised on 2.012 acres, and valued
at $339,074 an average of $169 per
acre. In Indiana the crop was worth
$49.43 per acre; in Missouri $63 per
acre; in Tennessee 148.30 per acre, and
in Kentucky $59.33 per acre. But In
diana, Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky
tobacco bag so protection. ,
Carious Plants Common in Dry Places in
Parts of America, Europe nad Asia.
Few plants are more curious than cer
tain species of the genus Geaster, or earth
star, which are common in dry places
throughout the greater part of North
: i- . .
Auirni-K, xjiirope ana Asia.
THE EARTH STAR IX DP.T WEATHER.
Since the earth stars are leafless and des
titute of the green coloring matter of foli
age, they belong to the great group of
fungi, which includes mushrooms, puff
balls, molds and innumerable m croscopic
sorts. All plants from which this coloring
matter is absent depend for their nutri
ment upon a supply of organic material,
and it is therefore a pnzzle at first sight to
know how the sand loving earth stars can
obtain such food in the localities they fre
quent. . w - . w UU , JW " I- l . , 4a
not the whole of the plant, but only the
fruit, which is developed from a mass of
delicate subterranean fibers constituting
the plant's vegetative apparatus. By care
fully scraping away the earth at the base
of a young Geaster these fine whit threads
may be discovered ramifying in all di
rections. We must assume that decaying
pieces of roots from neighboring grass
plants and shrubs, along with the remains
of dead leaves and animal debris waich be
come buried in the sand, supply all the
Thft first. Kif-n nt thA fr,n la a rt Ar--
shaped nodule of compact hypbte. In a
comparatively short time this enltrgesto
the size of a robin's egg, and then is devel
oped a thick outer wall inclosing rather
sun. tuuieuu. ux toe process oi ripening
the pulpy interior becomes transformed
into an immense number of exceedingly
minute snores, each of which mar ir ia
to a new plant like the parent.
The essential difference between the earth
stars and the true puff balls is in regard to
the rind of the ripe fruit. In the putf balls
this is comparatively thin, and consists of
an outer and an inner layer, which remain
nermanent.lv unireit Th riml rt tVio namh
stars comprises likewise an outer aid an
muer uivision, out ine iormer which is
comparatively thick splits into segments,
and these ultimately separate from tie del
icate inrer rind, exposing what looks like
a little puff boll.
THE EACTH STAR IN WET WEATHElt.
During a period of dryness the earth star
is contracted into a ball (Fig. 1), and is
blown about over the sand. As socnas
the rains bring enough moisture for the
germination of its spores, the plant be
comes anchored by the expansion ol its
protecting arms. At the same time this
exposes the thin walled spore case and un
covers the mouth, so that every gusx of
wind will carry away hundreds of its tinv
offspring. Some of these are now sure to
find a resting place where there is food and
moisture enongh for them to thrive and
grow into a mass of liypUio.
i'uint on Lubrication.
A heavy bearing at low speed requires a
heavy lubricant if it be applied slowly; l.iit
if it be applied last a lis;Lt, greasy oil ill
clothe work well. In the former cast a
heavy mineral oil will not fail to do the
work as well as any other oil, ami at o:e
third less cost, because other oils of tao
same body and viscosity would be t x
sticky to work economically.
A heavy bearing at high speed requires
an oil especially viscous, of very high fire
test, and a gravity which permits of i:s
spreading quickly into the smallest ere .'
ices, while its lubricating qualities nrt
such as will kfep ! tearing cool. A iigl t
bearing at low s;e.d needs the lightest
possi'.:.- oil which will do the work. A
light bearing of high speed is best lubr -cated
by an oil of high gravity and high
fire test, one that will not evaporate, and
is entirely free from any acidity either in
its manufacture or in the process of re
fining. The slightest gummy property i n
an oil of this sort renders it, the most ex
pensive article that can be used. The vis
cosity of an oil of this sort s-honld ttfin
proportion to the work required of it.
A New Arc lamp,
The Industrial World calls attention to
a new arc lamp which lias been invented
by a Pittsburg man, and which, it is said,
has decided advantages over all other
lamps. Instead of the carbons being made
pencil shaped they are made in the form of
wheels, whfch are placed at right angles
to each other. One wheel is larger than
the other, and by an automatic arrange
ment within the lamp they-are kept con
stantly revolving. It is said that the lamp
is cheaper and simpler than the old style
lamps, wbile its endurance is greater, the
claim being made that the lamp will burn
continuously for 500 hours without a re
newal of the carbons.
Welding Railroad Kails.
One of the most important uses to which
electric welding machines are put, says
Science, is welding railroad rails. Owing
to the difficulty of maintaining rails in
crowded and paved city streets it is an ad
vantage to have the rails as long as possi
ble, thereby reducing the number of joints
to be cared for, and during the past a com
nanv in Johnstown. V Y Vino hwnm
cessfully experimenting in electrically
welding rails up to 110 pounds per yard.
As a result of careful tests it is claimed
that a saving ot 34 per cent, is effected.
A Sew Chemical.
The champion word thus far coined, look
ing at it longitudinally or horizontally, is
aeozimeparacarbozylic acid. Most lexi
cographers will be afraid to tackle itiniis
entirety. Nicknames should be allowable
in chemical and pharmaceutical nomen
clature for such mastodonic monstrosities,
says Popular Science News.
Ligbtliead This idea that Boston
girls are so highly intellectual is all non
sense. You remember you introduced
me to one at the party the other evening.
iiaraneaa les, jkitss 1 remont, a
friend of mine.
Lighthead (triumphantly) Well, I
was with her an hour, and she didn't
talk about anything but dogs and horses.
Hardhead She has great adaptability.
Good News. .
He I detest being so thin as I am, lint
IVe tried all sorts of thingp patent
She (anxious for an invite) Did you
ever try a good dinner? Frank Leslie's.
Saturday morning a new ice cream
man appeared on Park row with bis
cart. It's a carious traffic a dozen or
more of them make a living at it in the
summer that of supplying the news
boys and bootblacks with a small glass
of ice cream or a dab of the mixture on
a piece of brown paper for a cent It
was a new man, a new cart and a new
brand of ice cream, and the first cus
tomer was a gamin named Fatty.
"Gimme a cooler," said Fatty, as he
passed over his money.
The little glass was filled and then
scraped off even with the brim.
"Heap 'er up!" shouted Fatty.
"No heapee!" replied the man, as he
held it out.
"Heap 'er in the center and don't be
"No heapee for one centa!"
"Won't you put on a dab?"
"No heapee no dabbe for one
"No heapee no buy!" exclaimed Fatty,
as he turned away. "Say, all you kids,
here's a feller what won't heap for a
cent! Everybody give him the shako
and friz him out!"
The new arrival stood firm until after
12 o'clock. Then he realized that he
was being left, and he changed his tac
tics and began to shout:
"lea creamme!" Nice ica crearnme!
Heapee up for one centa!"
It was a close shave from bankruptcy
on his first day of business. Monday
morning he was doing a slashing trade,
as he gave "big heapee for one centa."
M. Quad in New York Evening World.
He Could Tell by the Children.
"I have an idea," said the young man
who is always having strange ideas,
"that one can tell which party to a
matrimonial alliance has the brains, the
ability, the force by the children."
"Yes?" commented the other quietly.
"Sure. Show me a family where all
the children are boys and I'll show yon
a man who is the forceful one, the brains
of the family."
"Yes?" Still quietly.
"Dead certain. I've made a study of
it. I've looked up particular families.
If you find all girls the woman is really
the head of the family. She is the one
who really manages things, although
she may be a quiet little woman at that."
" i es? He was really very meek.
"Of ooniv; I've noticed when it is
pretty evenly divided between boys and
girls the abilities aro pretty evenly di
vided. By the way, you're married, I be
"Two. Both girls."
And then conversation flarrgod. Chi
A Vacant Mind.
Mamie I know you think so now,
Cholly, dear; but when you'ro away
across the water and having a good time
youH not need to have me on your
mind. But I shall be here all alono and
have nothing to think of.
Cholly Ah, Mamie, dear, yes you
will; you'll liave me to think of.
Jealous Elder Sister That's just what
she said. Detroit Free Press.
None loo 1-arce.
Thirty-two rooms? Seems to me that's
an awfully big house for only six peo
ple." "Yes, but there are two families ot
"Oh! And only thirty-two rooms?"
lie Couldn't Break Off the Habit.
"Why," asked the lady of the house of
Bootless Bob, the tramp, "do you stick
out the middle finger of your left hand
so straight when you eat? Was it ever
"No, madam, but during my halcyon
days I wore a diamond ring on that
finger, and it has become second nature
with me." New York Continent.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
V--W1UU in v-vui
wish to buv or not: we will . treat
see mir crnnrlc: nnH rnmnrp nnVQ
wv ouit juu. v v-cxi i y iiu noon, vjLiiy niolUlci
strir.tlv reliable crnnrk whirh we omarantee WK,
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will 'guarantee our prices as low as the lowest.
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., Rock Island.
All Goods Marked in Plain Figures. Stbictly One Pkice. ,
FISHING IN NORTH CAROLINA.
A California Rainbow Trout Gives an
Angler Some Good Sport.
Arrived at the fishing grounds I put on
a whip consisting of a green drake, coach
man and brown hackle, and made a few
casta and captured as many fair fish.
While standing on a rock at the foot of a
small still pool I chanced to see a good
sized fish rise to a fly between two large
rocks lower down, where the stream, con
tracted to one-tenth its natural width,
made its escape from the pool. At once I
dropped a fly to the spot. With a sudden
ness that forced my heart into my month
and caused my reel fairly to scream I felt
Though, little looking for such a recep
tion to my fly, I at first ftlt a little excited,
the old instincts of a fly fisher soon brought
me to my senses. As I immediately per
ceived that I had no common fish to han
dle, I braced myself more firmly on my
narrow foot space and prepared for the
fight. Bad his lordship concluded to con
tinue the down stream course he started
on all would have been ended, as, one
through the narrow space between the
rocks, no leader in the world would have
stood the chafing. Luckily for me, he con
cluded that up stream was where he lie
longed, so at me he came with such speed
that the most rapid reeling and skillfn)
manipulation of my rod failed to dispose
of the slack.
Again I feared he was gone, but soon the
sudden tightening of the line announced
he was still with me. As soon as he felt
the line tighten he rushed madly to the
top, and as he leaped high in the air I rec
ognized from the brilliant scarlet of his
side that be was a California rainbow trout
of no mean size.
As the pool was of the smallest and the
sharp edged rocks above and below por
tended danger to my tackle, I determined
to keep him as near me as possible, even nt
the risk of a tip. For several minntes,
with tip and butt almost meeting, tht
fierce struggle went on. Sometimes leap
ing in the air and vainly trying to knock
the hook out of his mouth with his tail,
then to the lottom, where he would sulk
till I almost feared he had got under some
rock and was lost to me.
But my trusty little rod (a seven ounce
lancewood) did me good service, and after
a battle of several minutes he eraduri'h
tnrnert on his side and I reeled in carefully.
Keeling for my landing net I remembered
for the first time whHt kind of one I liad,
but hating to ask aid I went for him with
At sight of my flag of truce the geutle
man from California concluded that he
wasn't so far stone as he thought, and away
he went braced fur another tussle. This
was a short one, however, as he soon came
to hand ;ga.in. 1 attempted the white rac
again, but he showed such an antipathy to
it that I was forced to call for aid from my
chum, who was enjoying the sport from a
rock below. Soon the prize was on the
grass with the sun reflected liack from his
beautifully rainbow tinted sides.
lie was "a lieauty without paint."
While the fight was in course I conid lave
sworn be was tweniy-fonr inches Ions; and
weighed at ierist five pour is, bnt-a calmer
examination of him on the gram aedsced
him to about sixteen inches and one and
three-quarter pounis. Those who have
V tackled this gamiest cf the salmon tribe
can readily excuse my rough guess. For
est and Stream.
The Improved Sportsman.
(After the hunt.) "Well, forester, did
the baron have good luck?'
"Remarkable good luck!"
"What did he shoot?
"And yon, call that luck, do your
"I do, indeed. Whenever he has hit
anything before, it has turned out to be
a huntsman. " Fliegende Blatter.
U. S. Gov't Rfport, Aug. 17, 1889.
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Chronic, Sra M Priyate Diseases.
47-NEF.VCU3 DEEILITY, Lo Man.
hood. Failing Memory, Exhstrsting Drains,
Ternbls Dreams. He&d and Back Ache and atl
the eS'crsi ead:n to early decay and perhaps Con
rcinption or Insanity, treated sirnuficay by Dew
ait'.hods w.ih rirvcr-L.ii.ne sticccs.
Of SYPHILIS and all bad Blood and Skin
Diseases nermaner.tiy cured.
-KIDNEY acd URINARY eon-.j Taints,
Gleet, Gonorrhoea, Stricture, Varicocele and
all diseases of the Uec:to-Lr;Rary Organs cared
protr.ptiv withojt ir.-iry to Stomach, Kidneys c
tf"No experiments. Are and experience
important. Consultation free and sacred.
tfAll correspondence is aeredlv rT'va!e
Forty Yars Practice tnaHes T'r. Clarke tn Guar
antee Cure in all O.rshle Cas-- cf r.crema.
Krrofula. Syphilis. Wadder an! Klilaev
faM-i. I.euro'rrh.ia and rYniali' Tr.itl:l-."I.iTr
tompl.tint. (atarrh, all Wood, Skin and tr
No matter who has fr.i!ed to enre yea. write
Dr. Clarke a full history cf vonr case. Hcurs,
6 to b ; Sundays. 9 to 12. Call cn or address
F. D. CLARKE, M.D.,
t86 So. Clark St.. CHICACO. ILL.
M-ieetetl and arf now exhibiting in oar
Largest end Meet CDEplete Stock cf
10 tie found uixler ouv rot f
Over FOUR HUNDRED (400)
tit w I'luuos, riubiaclMK Ui- l-'iucol instrument!
miule bv tlie
f:iCtorii. may be wn is ihu suxjk. wliil onr price!"
are the louot Ltlered by any buUMe in Ibe busines-.
W WIl.I, PAY YOI" to vw.t Oilraeo at an
early dale and !iipwi onr stock.
If you Mce ,iot prere,l to pay all cash now we
will make Uie terms as easy us mo can reasotiablv
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tentu furuiaued to corrtspoudenis. Address
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tj which a firm marrort is srirm to the abdomen. mr,
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SEELEY'S HARD-RUBBER TRUSSES
Mill retain the most uuflcnlt forma of HKK1 or
wttb onrafnrt and safety. tliweby oomplatinc a nulirsj
rarvof all eonbW oams. I ntsmioua to moiitsre,
mar be twed ra batiunr: and attlnar prrfrrtly to
form of body, am mm vitlrat inconmnraca bj
tne yoamwat chud. toast delicata lady, or ths labor
mg man, KvoUlaw all ixrar. wMtr.ssaaed an.
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HERNIA OR RUPTURE A SPECIALTY.
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