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THIS AKGUtt. MONDAY. AUGUST -'4, 1801.
Fabliahed Daily and Weekly at 1624 Second Av
enue, Bock Iriand, 1U.
I. W. POTTER.
Thou Dally, Wo pet month; Weekly, JS.00
All commanicattons of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religions, moat nave
1 real name attached for publication. No each arti
Ucles will be printed over fictitious signatures
Aaonvmoai common leattons not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
i Bock Island to only.
Monday. August 24, 1891.
Gen. Russell A. Alger sajs that
Blaine told him personal? tbat he was
candidate for president. This settles a
question tbat never has been very doubt
ful. In commenting on President Harri
son's speech at Albany, tbe London Daily
News says that tbe evil effects of tbe Mc
Kinley law are disguised by the coinci
dence of good crops in America and bad
harvests in Europe.
Mrs. Langtrt has signed with Man
ager Reynolds f or a tour of America, be
binning January 11. Tbe story tbat a
lover who bad bought and furnished a
bouse for her recently discolored her
eyes in a fit jealousy remains uncontra
dicted. Chicago Mail: "Those Chautauqua
dress-reformers who insist tbat "a wo
man's dress should show the lines of the
female figure from armpit to heel" should
give Minnesota a wide berth until her
presert race of anti-tights fanatics dies
Now tbat ex Gov. Gray, of Indiana,
has begun to loom up as a candidate
for the presidential nomination, bis son
Pierre has taken charge of his literary
bureau and already there is a hatful of
newspaper clippings favoring tbe Hooeier
aspirant ready to be pasted up in the
"How soon we are forgotten," re
marks tbe Peoria Herald and then it con
tinues, "Barbara F.ilcbie's grave, in the
German Ref ornud ehurch near Frederick,
Md., is covered with briars and creeping
plants, and marked by . a beadstone on
which are inscribed her name and aee,
and the suggestive date, '1602.' "
The rolling stock of railroads in tbe
United Slates, aggregated by Poor's Man
uel from the company returns for their
fiscal year's end at different perio ds in
1690, were represented as follows : Lo
comotives 34 241. passenger cars, 22,958,
baggage, mail and express cars 7 253,
freight cars 1,061,970; total number of
cars 1.092,241. These figures indicate
an increase of 1,200 locomotives aad 11,
134 cars of all kinds in the preceding
year. As many of the company reports
from which statement is made are now
from six months to more than a year old
tbe present equipment of tbe roads is
considerable greater than the totals
show (provided tbe latter contain no
duplication) and it may be siid tbat in
round numbers there are now in tbe Uni
ted States at least 33.000 locomotives
and over 1,100.000 cars.
TAXING AMERICAN WOMEN.
They Wickedly Wear CorwK, and They
MuhI I'ay fur the Indulgence.
Now it is corsets. Dress reformers
would do away with this article of dress,
but most women are not dress reform
ers. Perhaps the tariff for once may
prove a blessing in disguise, for it cer
tainly has made it more difficult for
poor women to tiny corsets. A. H. Kel
lam writes from New Haven to prai-
the McKinley bill because it has Hiuiii
lated the manufacture of corsets in that
city. He is delighted because the in
creased manufacture of corsets has given
employment to more workinmen. Ue
does not Bar how many more, but sup
pose it is 1,000. Wkat then? These meu
find employment by the levying of a tax
upon the women that wear corsets.
Perhaps Mr. Kellain will say that tii)
price of corsets has not risen. Ent if i:
Las not then the quality of the goods ha'
suffered. The object of increasing tho
tariff on corsets was to keep out foreiga
goods, shorten the supply and iuak
room for homemade goods at prices
higher than that of the foreign frooiix.
If this was not the object, and if tho
home manufacturers were able to sell as
cheap as the foreigners, why iucreace
the tariff and cut off foreign competi
tion? But a German firm is coining
over to make corsets in New Haver.
"What gain is here? Are American wom
en any better off because they pay a
higher price for German corsets made i a
Connecticut than for Genrmn corsets
made in Germany? Why not let Amer
ican women buy and wear what they
How It Raises Wages.
At Hornellsville, N. Y., several com
panies hold what promise to be valuable
patents on barbless fencing wire. Much
of this wire is already made there, and
Hornellsville promises to become a
prominent center for this industry pro
vided that it can get wire at fair rates.
The wire trust, however, controlling as
it does tbe manufacture of wire, and
being the only manufacturer also of barb
wire, is exerting every effort by hig
prices for wire to crush out this indus
try. The farmers prefer the barbless
wire, but the McKinley tariff by im
posing high duties on wire1 in the inter
est of the barbed wire trust tells them
that they must bny of the trust only.
Pozzonl's Complexion Powder pro
duces a soft and beautiful tkin; it com
bines every element of beauty and purity
AMONG CAPE COD FOLKS.
BILL NYE ESCAPES TO THE SECLU
SION OF COHASSET.
Bow lie Let His Light Shine lon Jo
Jeffe ton, Edwin Booth and Stuart Rob
on A Thrilling; Interview with a Bear.
Cads with Cameras.
ICpyrigbt, 1801. by Editar W. Kye.l
Caph Cod, Mass. Marvelous are the
ways tf travel in these days, and how
little sj mpathy is given to the tale of the
tired old "tie wij" of other times who
moans over the loss of "them good old
days." So far as I am concerned, he is
welcorre to his good old days. I, too,
have tasted of the times when travel was
free frcm conventionality and coal dust.
HIS OLD TIME CLOTHES.
but I do not pine for the return of those
days. I cau recall the days when our
family clothed itself from the wool of our
own slei der flock, and when my mother
cut out ny clothes by means of a pruning
knife. People w-ho criticise my appear
ance now should have cast their eye over
But leuk now at the swift and beauti
ful scbelules of our vast railway sys
tems, g-idironing as I may say the
great and prosperous land. .Everywhere,
too, new pleasure and health resorts are
springing up. From Bar Harbor to St.
Augus-tHte. the entire Atlantic coast is
fringed rith beautiful seaside cottages
and taverns for the rich, the middle
sized rich, and even those who can af
ford only a day or two by the side of the
odd smelling sea.
1 starti d a few weeks ago from my
.North Carolina retreat, ami in twenty
JViur enji yable hours was in New York
ithont chitiige. It was not the first
time I hi.d fonnd myself in New York
without i.-hange, and by a recent arrange
ment the Pennsylvania railroad which,
by the w ty, 1 have always regarded as
one of our most talented and gifted
rjads h is established a sleeping car
l-ervice, by means of which, without
change, Ihe New Yorker may, inside of
twenty-fmr hours, find himself in the
high and healthful hills of western Korth
Carolina with an appetite certainly out
of proportion to his income.
Revers ng this order 1 came up on a
train, arriving at Jersey City at 4:30. I
then wal-ied on board a Fall River loat
at 5:30, oj whose decks as 1 arrived a
delightful band was playing "See the
Conquering Hero Comes." Hastily doff
ing my d ipper little speckled straw bat
I placed ia charge of the steward, Mr.
David W ishington, a large watermelon,
which I had hurriedly lought and con
cealed in a shawl strap, and going for
ward wa soon seen chattini; gayly with
a bunco i tan, who said that he had often
been delighted by my rare genius and
such things as tbat. He was a man, too,
whom I dj not remember ever to have
saw before nor since.
How mauy new acquaintances one
may pick up about New York if he
shows a pleased and joyous nature. New
York is tbont eitrht sizes too large for
me 1 sometimes think. Co'nasset is more
my size. Large towns make me shy
and snort like a grass fed elderly farm
horse at the Fall of Babylon fireworks.
Inferior people notice me with scorn in
New Yorl: and comment on my sylvan
methods, but up here associating with
Mr. Cleveland and Herr Joseph Jeffer
son and Mr. Booth and Mr. Gilder and
Mr. Robfon, all of whom are sturdy
woodsmen, raising their own vegetables
at euoruous expense. I feel less skit
tish. Mr. Jefferson said: "Come up. Here
you are ssfe. There is not n bnnco man
on Buzzard's Bay." So we took passage
on tbe Why? a new steam yacht
which Mr. Robson is having repaired
most of tbe time, he says, for the rare
exhilaration afforded by knowing that
he has a nice yacht at the paint shop or
the plumber's "just getting the finishing
touches pt.t on it."
He claims that a yacht most always
needs son ething done to it tomorrow,
and then it takes a day or two for the
paint to dry, and then you suddenly look
at your wrtch and find that the summer
is gone a:id work begun. Is it not so
generally in this life? Oh, how often 1
sometimes think that terrapin aud Jo
harinisberyer go with insomnia, while
health and hunger often go with low
spirited bread and prune sauce.
Oh, take me back, I often cry at night,
ta the soft winds moan through the cost
ly laces of my casement: take me back
and la- ma once more across my moth
er's knee as of yore, only taking care to
have me placed the other side np.
Charles Jefferson was the pioneer of
Buzzard's Bay. He bought at thirty
two dollars per acre what is now selling
by the frcnt foot along the beautiful
waters of Buttermilk bay, I think it is,
au arm of Buzzard's bay. aud now one
may see at eventide the hale and sleek
Charles gloating over his ill gotten gains,
while near by is the hospitable roof of
his father's cheery house on one side and
the pretty cottages of Tom and Mr.ijef
ferson's sister Conny on the other.
I was surprised to find Mr. Booth's
health so good and his endurance so
great. He listened to an entire play of
mine wl then walked two or three
miles. He said he did not mind to walk
after hearing the play.
There is more hnmor about Mr. Booth
than I had thought after seeing him as
Hamlet. Hamlet, he says, does not give
him much chance that way. I have of
fered to brighten up Hamlet for him on
a royalty and he is going to think it over
for & few weeks. As I wrang his hand
at parting he said he might not do it the
coming season and possibly not the sea
son after, so 1 will have plenty of time to
do it in a satisfactory way.
Mr. Booth, 1 have no doubt, is reserved
and quiet with strangers, and on short
acquaintance does not seek to be the life
of the party, but when he is among old
friends he is at his best, and his fine eyes
often twinkle in a way to make yeu for
get the Cordelia affair and the bad break
made by Hamlet's mother.
With Mr. Booth's consent I could put
into "Hamlet" a scene which would of
fer opportunities for bright dialogue and
Sheffield puns that need not detract from
the diurnal character of the play at all,
but still give a modern color to it.
Mr. Jefferson is a good host because he
is not a host at all. He does not restrain
you by taking yon in charge constantly.
His air is that of one who gives you the
key to the premises and then says help
yourself. Tbe etiquette of being a host
cannot be learned from books or bought
with money. Kindliness of heart and
nnselfishness of purpose are the spinal
column of hospitality. With them fried
mush and molasses are toothsome, and
without them magnificence is misery
and pomp and pie are powerless.
Good hunting and fishing occur near
the Jefferson and Cleveland homes.
Deer are plenty, and we ran upon a bear
while out walking. "Hist!" said Charles.
"1 will creep np on him." 1 said why
not go home and spend the evening
pleasantly at baccarat? Why kill, per
haps, a parent bear whose little ones
might come to want? At this I started
toward the house, deftly bounding over
a sassafras bush aud carroming on a
tree by means of my head. At that
moment the crack of Charley's rifle rang
out through the gathering twilight. 1
saw the head of the low, coarse brute
droop and fall from the log over which
it had been jeering.
Then we all rushed forward to see
him, .though I hung back a little, leing
only a guest, of course, ami so a little
reticent, also remembering, too, that one
of my ancestors who once went tip to
take the temperature of a wounded bear
never came home any more, though over
one hundred years have now crept slow
ly by, Lorena. When we got there we
saw that the bear was dead.
We also saw a string a long, white
string attached to the bear and leading
off toward a !:irge tree. It was attached
to Thumas Jefferson also. The bear was
a taxidermed rng, which the reader may
see at the home of Mr. Jefferson on a
Several present laughed at this. I
laughed with them, but it was like the
hollow and simulated mirth of a man
who has a bright little son of his own,
bnt who is compelled to laugh at the
humorous remarks of another boy ar,
given by his father.
Buzzard's Bay is destined to be a very
prosperous and well known locality
possibly too much so to please those who
have gone there to make a quiet home.
While we sat on Mr. Jefferson's porch
several carriages were driven in over th.
private drive, came np timidly, turned
so that the occupants could get a good
view of the group, a kodak lunch box
clicked and then they drove reluctantly
away. At snch times it was amusing to
see Mr. Booth and Mr. Jefferson appar
ently take it for granted that they were
the objects of the visitors' curiosity.
I allowed them to think so. They still
Pleasant people also drive up in front
of Mr. Robsou's and Mr. Crane's and
Mr. Barrett's homes at Cohi.sset; thei',
having mentally criticised the house
keeping and checked off the clothes on
the line in the back yard, they go away
with a distorted 2-inch phot .graph an 1
a happy i-art. The American people
are certainly a pushing people. They
will some d;iy become so confident and
so self possessed that every country
home will have its drawbridge, its cata
pult and its shotgun.
Sometimes visitors get Robson and
Crane mixed up an.l so put theui in the
wrong residences. For iustance, we will
I BOUNDED AWAY.
say Robson is raking up some of his
justly celebrated lignum vitie seek-no-further
apples. Seeing Mr. Suiarty and
his party drive np to survey the grounds
and enumerate the servants he turns
his back on the audience, hoping to be
taken for his gardener. He is success
ful. Great men are often mistaken for
their employes. I was taken for my
wife's coachman last summer, and I may
add that it was the proudest moment of
my life. 1
The visitor now begins to shed and
exude information over those in the car
riage. "This," he 6ays, "is where Crane
lives. : Robberson lives over in the red
house. They used to play the 'Merry
Wives of Windsor,' and you couldn't
tell which was which." While doing
this he gently runs Robberson down,
and then he goes over to Crane's bouse
and runs him down, at the same time
' i !
Special inducements to buyers. All Oxfords and Low Cut Sh-
COST AND LESS
To make room for Fall Stock.
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island House.
P. S BIG NEW LINE OP SCHOOL SHOES.
giving pleasant items ot recollection and
reminiscence regarding the drama.
He is generally one of a group of peo
ple who were present when the Elder
Booth drove Richmond off the stage.
Mr. Booth says that if all the peeple
were present at that time who have ad
mitted to him that they were there, his
father must have had a good deal bigger
business than he used to let on to his
family that he had.
Mrs. Clevehind called at the Jefferson
lome while I was there. She seemed to
think that I was a good deal younger
man than she had expected to see. This
will help Mr. Cleveland very much in
the coming campaign. People who find
roe much younger and more attractive
than they had been led to believe will
always find in me a stanch friend.
Mrs. Cleveland also looks more young
er, brighter and more charming than I
had expected even to find her. She still
shows the same elasticity of Etep and
straightforward glance of sincere and
unstudied welcome that made her the
first lady in the land.
In closing, I may add that whatever
Mrs. Cleveland's age may be, she doesn't
look it by at least a year and a half.
Da You Coogal
Don't delay. Take Kemp's Balsam, the
best couth cure. It will cure your
couth? aod colds. It will cure pains in
the chest. It will cure ioSueaza ami
broui t iiis and !1 di.-eases pertaining to
the hint's because it is a pure balsam.
Hold it to tbe light and see how clear and
thick it is. You will see tbe excellent
effect fter taking tbe first dose. Lirge
bottles 50a and 1.
A Mother's Gratitude. My son was in
au m most liopelets condition wild flux
when I comnieuced using Churnberlain's
Col e, Cholera anj Ditr.hoea Kemdy. It
Cave Dim immediate relief and I am sure
it saved his life. I take grtst plensure
in recommending it te ail. Mrs. M L.
Johnson. Evtrett. Simpson county. Miss.
25 aud 50 cent rmttles tor sale by Hartz
& Buhusen, druggists.
Mr. Clark, to the public: I wish to say
to iny friends and tde public, that I re
tard Cbauiherlain's Colic, Chokra tod
Diarrhoea remedy as the best preoaration
in use for colic and diarrhoea. It is tbe
rinet selling medicine lever bandied, be
cause it always cives satisfaction. O.
H Clark. Orangeville. Tex. For sale by
Hartz & Bahcsen, druggists.
Albert Erwin, editor of the Leonard.
Texas, Graphic, says: '"For tbe cure of
cramps in the stomach Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is
the best and most BDeedy I ever used."
Many others who have tried it entertain
the same opinion. For sale by Hartz &
In the pursuit of tne goon things of
tais world we anticipate too much; we
sat out tbe heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It 1b a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for ague and
malarial diseases. Price, 60 cents, of
I was troubled with catarrh for seven
vears previous to commencing the ue of
El j's Cream Balm. It has done for me
what other so-called cures have failed to
do cured me. Tbe effect of the Balm
seemed magical. Clarence L. Huff, Bid
After trying nianv remedies for catarrh
during psst years, I tried Ely's Cream
Balm with complete success. It is over
one year since I stopped using it and have
bad no return of catarrh. I recommend
It to all my friends Milton T. Palm,
I csn recommend Ely' Cream Balm to
11 sufferers fiotn dry catarrh from per
sonal experience Michael i Herr, Phar
macist, Denver. i .
Ye hurrying people, STOP,
Your glittering money, DROP,
And you will get your money's worth,
If you are satisfied short of the earth.
KIT U AT tO ON
WILL be under tbe supervision of the
Burlington, Cedar Rapids at Northern
Railway. W. J. MORRISON, Manager, and
will be open for tbe reception of g-uests
June 1 5tb in each year. Visitors will And
is first-class in all of Its appointments,
being' supplied with pas, hot and cold
water bathe, electric bells and all modern
Improvements, eteam laundry, billiard
balls, bowling alley, etc, and positively
free from annoyance by mosquitoe.
ROUND-TRIP EXCURSION TICKETS
will be placed on sale at the commence
ment of tourist season by the Burlington,
Cedar Rapids it Northern Railway and
all of its connecting lines at low rates to
the following points: Spirit Lake, Iowa;
Waterville. Minneapolis, St. Paul and
Lake Minnetcnka. Minnesota; Lake Su
perior points; Yellowstone Parle and
points in Colorado.
Write for "A Midsummer Paradise" to
the General Ticket ard Passenger Agent,
Cedar Rapids. Iowa; for hotel rates to
W. J. MORRISON, Manager, Spirit Lake.
C. J. IVES. J. E. HANNEGAN.
Pre t 0111 Sup t Gen" Ticfcet Mid f au'r JLgt&t.
John Yolk Sc Co.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Biding, Flooring,
atd all kinds of wood work for bonders.
Elshteet.th St.. bet. Third and Fonrtla sves.
A psmp ii of Information and so- i
strat-i .. the laws, sLodii.k lli.w lo J
i;n meitts. avvut, 1 ntlr S
murtN a. CO. if
New lark. i'l'V,.
iMonvrn-f -tsr. ro-f-Bi atiT ana cmi HtOB1
llfcKtlOfLrS,,iiQi;T. M.ie Xr thii citir put.
pM. Cr mi WstrrmlW WkMw, 9iD( ri;. Bllst. Kih"
tr. (MiiiMM Urtftti of H-trtri!r throurn i'l WF.AK
P A BTM, rcttoriDc i hem to II MLTH J IMlRUI t STBWdTH.
Klrf 4'iutmii rHt IntMaRtU. or c forfcil S .iM 10 cub.
BKLT amd mpmmmr Vmipteir i. mm. WOrsl wevlff
t "arM la rhr luontha. MBphla Free
'AISLFJI ELECTRIC CO.. i9Lmii-, M,R
R OF.OI EFFEN BACH'S
tUHl CSM tocftSllSAl, ERTDUS
4 siiiAit naiULis in Towie.
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STOMACH BIEBICATISS, RO UHU-
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m&r teller tb nit tua in Si boon,
MratMiUf nnrlD 1U04.T. ISduS
raMsvtsSasitrlslar nun nil r.rl. Oircalartne.
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nood. railing Msroory. ExUjstTjlx
lerriDie urea:ns Head and Back to
sumption or Insanity, ir--.tc -w.s.
methods w.ih nrver-fi.t rr t'.,cc
WSYPHILI3 .in-1 ai tadE-L
Uiseases permanent. y cured.
-KIDNEY and CRINAEY r-::
Gleet, Gonorrhoea, Stricture, Y::;m
all diseases of ihe Genito-l - r- i
promptly withoat injury to r i
No experiments. Age i-c ei?r
important. Consuita'icn freesvsirt
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No ma:itr who bas f. ;IM t ::rr":'
Dr. Clarke a fnil h:strry ct -b
to b ; Sunday s, o to 12. t .ili :
F. D. CLARKE, M.D.,
186 So. Clark St.. CHICACG i.
TO THE AFFLI0T3
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and 'ProMxatiua. tr.m' ""i:
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