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TH: ABttUb. SATURDAY, JUNE 27 1891.
Published Daily apd Weekly at 1624 Second Av
enue, Rock Island, I'd.
J. W. Potter.
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All communications of a critical or argumenta
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ticlea will be printed over fictitious signatures
Anonymoas commnnieations not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
in Bock island county.
Satcbday, Jchb 27, 1891.
DaVEspost Democrat: Col. Joseph
Eiboeck, of Des Moines, predicts that
Horace Boies will be elected governor
of Iowa this year by not less than 50,000
majority. Col. Eiboeck was never nearer
in the right than when he made this pre
diction. By nature he is hopeful; he
looks on the bright side of things. But
this year above all that have passed be
has quite a reasonable cause to justify
I haven't the least idea how the trip
across the water will affect me. This
will be my first trip. Senator Cullom.
Let us hope that in the roar of Atlantic
tempests and in the mad whirl of fiayety
in the European capitals the senator will
not forget what the Illinois democrats
said to him last March when they cele
brated John M. Palmer's election:
We are after Shelby Cullom nest,
follow next. CuUom next;
We are aftet Shelby CuUom next.
You bet we are after gheibyt"
Tbeasubeh Bardsley's state
statement has a plausible ring to it, and
it implicates Messrs. Drew, Harsh, Lucas,
and Yard, without exonerating Wana
maker and Lacey . Every dollar of money
he had in his possession is followed to
its end, and the Eeyolone bank is shown
op in a very bad light . Bank Examiner
Drew received the worst scoring and be
is shown to have known all about the
condition of the bank long before he
made it known to Comptroller Lacey. A
loan of $2,500 or more seems to have
assisted materially in keeping his eyes
closed to the iniquities around him.
Congressman Roswell P. Flower,
of New York, who is spoken of as the
next goyernor of the Empire state, is a
sturdily built man of middle height, with
a round face framed in closely clipped
black sidewhiskers. He is rising 53, and
is a plain-mannered, blunt-spoken man,
with a habit of emphasizing his remarks
by adding, "and don't you forget it." He
enormously wealthy, being rated at
10,000,000, yet he is profoundly indus
trious, and is personally popular on both
sides of the house, where ht conspicu
ously served his third term. He is an
incorrigible smoker and wears eye glasses.
Here are a few facts from the repub
lican Cedar Rapids Gazette, which shows
the effect of prohibition as a depopulates
Look you here, gentle reader: The
five license states around Iowa gained
1,917,803 in population from 187uto 1SS0
and Iowa ea'ned 4S?,5?5 during the same
period. Iowa held hit own in great
shape. The "big cities" tbat the cry i3
about were gaining then as now. They
were right on hand all the time, and yet
Iowa with her growing cities also was at
the front. But during the prohibition
period of 10 years, from 1880 to 1890.
the license states gained 2,758,588 and
Iowa only 287,281. The license states
made a net gain in the past 10 years over
the previous 10 year period of 841,220,
While Iowa fell down and did not gain as
much by 163.314 as she did in the pre
vious 10 years. In other wordd Iowa
gained 430.595 from 1870 to 1880,against
1,817,308 gained by the fire license states,
while under prohibition she gained onlv
287.281 againBt 2,758,698 gained by the
same states, or about 10 per cent, mak
ing a dropping off in her comparative
gain of 12 per cant. Every candid per
son will admit the power and truth of
DrBUCiUE Telegraph: In a moment of
absent-mindedness Jay Gould stood on a
railroad track in new York city a few
days since, and but for the quickneBB of a
baggageman named Barnaby, wbograbbed
him by the collar and pulled him off, be
would have been run doa and killed by
a rapidly-approaching express train. If
he had lost his life few would mourn, for
to build up his own he has ruined tee
fortunes of thousands. Yet bis death
would not alleviate the conditions which
bear so oppressively upon the industrial
masses. His transit to the other shore
would not enhance wages, add a cent to
the price of farm products, or appease tbe
appetite of tbe fcn irgiy with an extra loaf.
The annihilation of tfe millionaires would
hrhig rfo .-ekef." TlfHraly thing :i.caa
do the is the annihilation or radical .re
form ft the systems which create them.
If the Goulds, the Vanderbilts, the As
tors, the Jeromes and tbe Stanfords Were
obliterated tomorrow, tbe opportunities
for accumulation of vast fortunes 're
maining, other multi-millionaires would
occasion no material change. What is
needed is a change in the conditions
which breed millionaires. A practical
means of effecting this is indicated in the
State platform of the Iowa democracy.
With the demands of the platform incor
ported in law, and with a graduated tax
levied on incomes, a more equitable dis
tribution of tbe products of labor would
follow, and the acquisition of coloceal
fortunes would become extremely difficult.
How the Little Slave Became
b rated Painter.
Tha famous Spanish painter, Murillo,
had little, mulatto boy named Sebastian,
tlreeonef Gomez, a negro slave. The little
f eUpW-waa employed in the workroom in
tjerruipif3 of the master carried-on
sUfiieS-and had to grind the-colors.
fleKftihe palettes and wait on the youths.
MTKIXLO'S LITTLE SLAVE BOY.
One morning one of the students found
part of his work completed which he had
left TftrfiTiished the previous day, and the
amazement of the young men increased
When-ilay after day they found additions,
anjl sometimes corrections, made on their
canvases. They accused each oiher-of tam
pejinywith their work in their absence,
but 4 his was denied, and matters reached
a-ciimax when one-of them, who had begun
awpictare of tbe Descent from the Cross, cn
ptriflptohis work in the morning found
the head of the Madonna painted in it.
Hwut got there they could not toll, and it
VdSbetter than they could have painted.
gotby-told the master nd showed him
thc&tead. He was surprised at its excel
lcooeand thinking Sebastian must know
avrrt it, as he slept in tbe room every
Tfirtht, he told the boy that unless be. found
oatih unknown artist by tbe following
nWWfing he should be whipped.
Che poor little negro was in an agony of
tWror, for he himself was the mysterious
painter. It .appeared that he had a natu
faLgenius and great lore for art. so had
secretly studied and painted on the can
vasesof the students before they arrived in
the morning. Fearing punishment if he
ffeas found out he decided to expunge the
Madonna's head and never paint any more.
Chenarly the next morning he looked at
thcibeautiful face he had not the heart to
tuivitotrt, bat set to work to finish it in
Stepd. So'absorbed was he as tbe time
Wjeht by that it was only on hearing a rus
tle behind him that he turned his bead
amf-beheld the students, with the master
himself, looking on in admiration.
The poor little slave fell on his knees,
imploring pardon. But Murillo, kindly
raising him np, asked him what reward he
should .give hiin, for his skill and industry.
Sebastian only asked for his father's free1
dom, which Murillo at once granted, and
giving him his own liberty also, received
him among 'his pupHk. He soon distin
guished himself and became a celebrated
painter; but he was better known as Mf
rfilo's mulatto than by his proper name of
Sebastian Gomez.- He died in IKK). His
principal paintings may yet be seen at Se
ville. Progressive Spelling.
Let an umpire be chosen, equipped with
a dictionary for consultation, and a pencil
and paper. Let all the rest stand in line,
and number one spells tbe first syllable of
any word that occurs to him, but does not
mention the word. For instance, the word
"constantly" may have occurred to him, so
he says c-o-n con. The next person spells
the next syllable, thinking perhaps of "con
sequently." The next in the line may think
the word "consecutive." so sjiells his sylla
ble. As each syllable is spelled and pro
nounced the umpire writes it, down; every
one who makes a mistake goes to the foot,
the rest moving up.
Every one who completes a word scores
one; accounts are kept, and the person
who makes five wins the game. In case a
word is formed that sounds unusual, con
sult the dictionary. Avoid proper nouns
and slang and keep to the English lan
guage. Home Queen.
A Boy's Composition.
The kokonuts is a native of the tropik.
Itigros onto trees and is good to eat. Billy
Brown's oucle is a vessil kaptain, and one
time he fetched Billy a bole lot of koko
nuts from West Ingies. Hit tuck us a hole
Week to eat 'em up. Wot Billy and me
wants to no is how doz the milk git inside
the kokonut. Dues thekokonut gro round
the milk or does the milk leke in from the
outside, and if so wnt fur? Kokonut py is
my favorite, but Billy likes kokonut candy
best. Youth's Companion.
Little Tommy Gray.
"THREE into one wos't go."
Little Tommy Gray has a very empty pate,'
Dearly loves to play, bat he hates his book
He is puzzled now over what he ought to
"Three into one won't go!"
B" or No "B."
I really think my sister May
Is stupider than me.
Because she said the other day
There waant any b"
In honeycomb, and spelt It just
Of oourseahe'a wrong. I told her so;
Thaw's got Iomi bee"
ITe Trie RisHamt at Baying Them
. "Lobelia;" said Mr. McSwat as he put
on his hat and heavy May overcoat pre
paratory to starting down town, "I wish
you would buy some apples this morn
ing." "Any particular kind, BilUgerf in
quired Mrs. McSwat.
"Tyrant good apples of course. Al
most any kind will do except the Bn
Davis. The Ben Davis apple,""he eajd,
vath the emphasis of a man who ffelt
deeply on the subject, "is utterly worth
leas. It looks nice enough, but it is
wooden, tough and tasteless. I wouldn't)
give one respectable crabapple f ora whole
orchard of Ben Davises."
Til be careful," promised Mrs. Mc
Swat, and her husband went away.
When he returned in the afternoonshe
reported that she had found some very
nice apples at the grocer's.
"What kind are they?" he asked.
"The grocer didn't know, but he said
they were the best in the market."
"Did you ask him if they were Ben
"Why. no. I couldn't think of the
name. But I was particular to ask Mm
if they were good."
"Let me see them."
The apples were produced.
"Just as I expected, Lobelia." he-said,
as soon as he saw them. "There are
more Ben Davises in the market now
than any other kind, and theyYe-worJied
a lot of 'em off on you. Hew manybave
you got here?"
"Only a half bushel."
"Only a half bushel! Sink your teeth
in that one, madam:"
"It doesn't seem very good, that's a
fact," admitted Mrs. McSwat after tast
"They'll have to go back. That's all
there is about it."
"I can't send them back, Billigcr. I
didn't take them on trial."
"Then empty tbermin the alley."
"I shall not do that either. They will
cook all right."
"Then keep them by themselves. Iam
jjoing to the market myself, Jlrs. Mc
Swat, and m see if anybody puts a lot
of cork apples off on me, by jocks!"
A few -minutes later Mr. McSwat, with
a basket on his arm, entered a grocery
t-tore a few blocks away.
"Have you any good apples?" he in
qniivd. "We have, sir," promptly answered
"What kind are thev?"
"Where are they?"
"In this barrel."
"Tbey look like the Ben Davis."
"I bought them for Missouri red
streaks. They are all selected apples.
There isn't a bad one in the lot."
Td like to taste one."
"We don't allow that. Apples are
spplesnow. They're worth about five
"Give me half a peck."
"That'll be fifty cents."
The apples wera put in a paper sack,
deposited in the basket, paid -for and Mr.
McSwat went home.
In tbe privacy of his own home Mr.
McSwat proceeded shortly afterward to
open tbejwck of apples.
"These are Missouri
"I can't see any difference, Billior.
Thev both look like Ben Davis arnles."
"That s all you know about apples,"
h-? retorted. "Cast vour eve on this one.
Ever see a nicer specimen?"
He took a bite of it, threw the apple
under the table and tried another.
"If these are Missouri redstreaks," be
said, as the second one followed the first
and struck the floor somewhat harder,
"I don't want any more of them."
"Eilliger," announced Mrs. McSwat,
who had been making some investiga
tions on her own account, "there isn't a
pi rticle of difference between these and
the apples 1 got this morning. Were
ycn careful to ask the grocer whether
tb?y were Ben''
"ou think you're smart, don't you?'
"You don't let any grocer work off a
los of cork apples on you, by jocks?"
"I reckon theyll cook, won t they"' he
retorted, "same as the others?"
"Yes, but they'll have to be kept sep
arate, you know," rejoined Mrs.
Swatt sweetly. "I don't think they are
qt ite as good as"
Mr. McSwat arose in his wrath. He
emptied thosS two sacks of apples into
the basket, carried the gorgeous fruit
out to the alley, poured it into tha-alop
barrel, and made his way by a devious
route to a grocery store on another
"Got anv apples?"
"Missouri le hanged !" bawled Mr. Mc
Svat, with blood in his eye.
'Yes, sir," answered the frightened
Look here, young man!" demanded
Mr. McSwat. "Have you got any gen
uine Missouri apples?"
"What do yon call them?"
'Some of 'em's pippins and aome of
'em's redstreaks and some hain't got any
name. They re just apples, yon know.
'What tin vrn rail vnnr Iipht. Micfu-inri
apples? Yotir very best, recollect."
Our best Missouri apples, sir, are
ca led the Ben TW
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
Come in everybody and call on us whether you
wish to buy or not; we will treat you right. Gome
see our goods and compare prices. We are satisfied
we can suit you. We carry no trash, only first-class,
strictly reliable goods, which we guarantee. We buy
our goods direct from the factory for spot cash, and
will GUARANTEE our prices as low as the lowest.
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., Rock Island.
All 'Tods Marked in Plain Figures. Stbictly One Price.
"Keep Vm!" roared Mr. McSwat.
"Yes. sir!" promptly acquiesced the
boy. with his hair on end.
"Lobelia," said Mr. McSwat meekly.
about ten minutes later, as he edged
into the kitchen, "don't say anything
about these these apples. At this time
if year, LoVlia. apples ain't worth
I bucks, anyhow. Here's ten dollars for
pins and ribbons." Chicago Tribune.
Aero oiiiKMla tine.
A sign on a railroad restaurant not a
I hundred miles from Detroit reads:
You uon't have to wait!
We have men hired to d lat !
Detroit Free Press.
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The Mariner tt 'inipA.
It has lieen atlirmed that 1.1th) years and
more liefore Christ some ingenious Chiua
rnan invented the mariner's comp.csi. A
writer in the China Review, who has been
investigating the subject, now asserts that
the first unmistakeabie meutioi. of thecom-
pass In the Chinese records is
than the twelfth ceuturv of
s is not earlier
of our era. and
the instrument nndoubtedlv became known
in Europe before tbe return fram China of
Marco Polo, who is fabled to hare broncht
J It in lis baggage.
A celebrated engineer says, "For ware
houses, churches and large buildings of
every description; for foundations, quay
walls, lighthouses, jetties and piers; for
abutments .and massive walls of all kinds;
for sidewalks, platforms and flagging, and
for many other minor purposes, artificial
stone possesses not only great comparative
cheapness, but all t kie essential merits of
brick and sume with respect to strength,
hardness and durabilitv, while for arches,
vaulted ceiliugs and vaults and ornamental
work of every description within the prov
ince of the architect or engineer it pos
sesses advantages peculiar to itself and not
equally shared by ot her materials. Roches
ter fost-r-x press.
! Mill. ing by Machinery.
I A machine is said to have been patented
j in England whereby cows can be milked
j much more promptly and easily than by
hand. A uuner of cups are connected
j with a general conducting tube, whichon
j veys the milk into a large vessel where the
suction is made. It is claimed that the
f cows rather like the process than other
! wise, and that four or live of them can
' be disposed of in as many minutes, the
'. quantity of milk not being affected. New
! York Commercial Advertiser.
A Mining; Note.
"A Hiecrscbaisru inicp in Flonlia is the
"I'm not interested in mines. -I've in
vested in to'. m.-'.ay mines that turned out
tone mc'-r mi;i:.i nanes to cure anything
A MfKXt-st Wish.
ion lii.v benefit night.
tnrongu tne spy nuie in
conscience: only three
the curtain) My
conscience, ouiy turee persons iu iuo
j tvhole house! 1 do hope three more will
j turn ui just enough to pay for a decent
' beefsteak. LokalanSeiger.
U. S. Gov't JUtort, Aug. 17, 18S9.
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