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THJC AUG US. TUESDAY. EP EMUElt 1, 1801
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Tuesday. September 1, 1891.
Rkv. Ltmax Abbott, who succeeded
Henry Ward Beecher, condemns prohibit
tion in bis Iowa addresses.
The watermelon is a native of Africa;
so that the negroes fondness for it seems
to he a matter of heredity.
Peoria Herald: "If Blaine is really a
bale and hearty man isn't it about time
be returned to Washington to resume
business at the old stand."
Ax eccentric old bachelor whs died in
Hamburg, Germany, a few weeks 6;o
left among other bequests 12,000 marks
to a buxsm widow of his native city. "I
leave this money," he wrote in explana
tion of his gift, "as proof of my gratitude
for jour refusal to become my wife 30
years ago. To vour praiseworthy act I
owe my life of peace and prosperity."
St. Locis Republic: If a president of
the United States has no more regard for
the people than to make a personal can
vass for renomination, he ought to be re
quired at least to say something when he
takes the stump. But Mr. Harrison's
speeches haven't got brain food enough
in them to stimulate the intellect of Baby
The model for the statue of Q leen
Isabella, on which Miss Harriet Hosraer
bas been at work in her studio in Rome,
is almost completed. The queen is rep
resented in fall royal robes.stepping down
from her throne.with her jewels in her out
stretched hand. The figure is full of grace
and strength. s.zi ths robes have been
most skillfully draped by the artist, giv
ing a p. easing outline from every point
of view. One of the most interesting
things in Miss Hosmei s studio is a pias
ter cast of the clesped hands of Robert
and Elizabeth Barrett Brownine. Upon
the wrUt at eilfcer end are the autographs
of the poets, with the date. The cast
was made by Miss Hosmer in Rome in
May, 1S53, and is now of almost priceless
Kprtnger and Ih pr-akf rwhip.
Congressman Allan C. Durborow ar
rived in Washington one day last week
and submitted to an interview with a cor
respondent of the Chicago Globe. The
subject of the congressman's remarks was
the speakership candidacy of Congress
man William M. Springer. Said Mr.
"If ever a man was fitted to wield the
speaker's gavel, that man is William M.
Springer, of Illinois. His knowledge of
public affairs and his grasp on parliamen
tary law are unsurpassed, while Lis hon
esty of judgment is equal to Canities.
So mucti for his fitness. His claims on
the position are unassailable. The
EDeakership shou'.d go to the west this
time. And Mr. Springer is the recoen'zed
candidate of the west. He will have the
support eof the Illinois democracy, of
course, as well as the democracy cf all
western states, and his chances of elec
tion are, I should say, good."
To which the Globe adds comment as
Congressman Durborow voices the
sentiment of the people of Illinois, re
gardless of party convictions. Mr.
SpriDeer has proved his worth dur.uc
his 13 years in congress. Hi9 record
ib as clear as a crystal and reflects honor
to himself and tlie constituency he repre
sents. His work is not confined to auj
one locality in Illinois, but extends to
every locality of tbe state.
As Congressman Duborow says, the
speakership of tiie next congress should
ga to the west. This great country is no
longer "divided into one part," the east.
The west has out-grown its "woolly" pe
riod, and today is an important a factor
in the commercial and political worlds as
the east. Tbe east recognizes ttie fact
and sees the constancy of giving the
speakership to a westerner.
Let that westerner te tbe Don. William
M. Springer, of Illinois
lropped a Stitch.
"The accident, inadarn," said the young
Burgeon encouragingly, as he made his
preparations to sew up the wound in the
lip the infant had rweived by falling
down a stairway, "will leave a scar, of
course, but twenty years from now,
when the little fellow lias grown to be a
man and raised a mustache, it won't
show n bit."
"It isn't a baby of that kind, doctor,"
replied the anxious but entirely self pos
sessed mother. Chicago Tribune.
Mrs. Brown What makes that baby
cry so, Benjamin?
Mr. Brown (who is doing the peram
bulating act) I'm pinching him.
"Why, what in the world are you do
ing that for?"
'I can't keep awake long enough to
pet him to sleep unless he cries." Bing
hamton Leader. "
Pipkin (addressing captain of ocean
liner) How long will it take us to reach
the other side?
Captain Six days, if we don't have
any trouble with the boilers.
Pipkin But if we do have trouble? "
Captain We may get there a good
deal sooner.j New York Herald.
BOUKD ABOUT CAPE COD
BILL NYE WRITES OF BUZZARD'S
( BAY AND BOSTON.
A Few Agricultural Kotea Gathered from
Great Minds and Beard on the Oul
alde A Little Affair with a Hoaton
(Copyright, 1891, by Edgar W. Nye.)
Cape Cod, Mass. Barnstable county,
which is coextensive with Cape Cod, is
the easternmost county of Massachu
setts and has an area of 290 miles. It
consists of a peninsula which is sixty
n ilea long, terminating in Cape Cod. It
is bounded on the east and south by the
Atlantic ocean and on the west by Buz
n.rd's bay and the Cleveland boom
whifh jnts up against it. The soil is
mostly light and sandy, producing the
resinous germ of the John pine and the
blight red box berry. Dairy products,
ccrn and wool, flourish here to some ex
teat, and the little Farmers' Alliance at
Buzzard's Bay, of which Mr. Jefferson,
Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Gilder are mem
bers, meeting on the first and third
Tuesdays of each month, furnishes a
m)St entertaining place to go for an
Thertxrou hear of the ravages of
tho curculio and what the vropects are
for ensihige and pera.3a.sie this- fall. Mr.
Je lerson keeps l.COO ht-ad of cows on his
Louisiana place, and.it is said raises his
calves on condensed milk. He loves
dearly to fool with agriculture. H
says that he is very fond of the country
an 1 enjoys heartily the processes of veg
etable growth. A paper read by him at
the Buzzards Bay Chapter, Xo. 832, of
the Fanners' Alliance, on "The Propaga
tio , Growth and Decay of the Dried
Apple Among the Pie Eating Dynasties
of tbo Old World" is said to have been
full of Iton mots, statistics and unusual
Cli n.iny days, when Mr. Jefferson
catnot work on the farm, he may often
be seen in an oilskin coat digging for
angl worms, while near by you will see
Mr. Clevelaihl with an old peach can al
ino? t filled with tliese delicious insects.
The- two start off together, and are ofter.
gone all day fishing in Buzzard's bay.
Buttermilk bay or some of their tribu
taries. Trout come down into the salt
water for the shrimps and also, 1 judge,
for the breeze find change of scene, So
thar often the brook trout and sea bass,
makerel, wenkfi-h, bluefiVu, etc., are
can ;ht in the same waters. All sorts of
sea rood, from the large, aromatic cod
fish of commerce to tha kippered her
ring of the workaday world, aro found
here in the fror.t doorrarJ cf tho great
It is rather low cf course T accept of
a ro:in"s hospitality an J then speak light
ly of his agriculture, but 1 must say
that those members of tbo Buzzard's
B.TV Fanners' Alliance, Chapter
who a I met, including those 1 have
nam-!, and also Mr. Booth and the
Elder Cncldock. did not fool me with
their farmer talk for a single moment.
I did know something about farming, so
I was hot permitted to join the Alliance.
I was permitted, however, to look over
some of the papers prepared by these
gent emen, and I say that if such men
are t- wield the balance of power in '02
the r nderpiuuiiig of our national fabric
will jecome very porous indeeL
Mr. Cleveland's paper on "How to Air
an Asparagus Bed" showed that the most
profcund statesmanship may e coa
nectt 1 very often with the most pitiable
ignorance regarding farm work. People
never do have to air an asparagus bed.
Mr. Booth, who has been visiting here
this summer, and who knows very lit
tle regarding agriculture, was admitted
by card, while I was thut out. He fol
lowed Mr. Cleveland's paper with a dis
cussi in regardrng '-Spring and Fall Ap
plication of Mayonnaise Dressing in tUri
Cultivation of Asparagus." Wh-iii people
talk that way about growing simple
garden truck and are given a life inem
bersh p in the Alliance, whilst-cue like
myself, who farmed it successfully as
long i.s his wife's money held out, and
who, therefore, ought tu know some
thing regarding agriculture, is not j-r-mitte
I to join the debate, it naturally
has a tendency to embitter one.
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FEOM WHAT I COCLD HE AH ON TOE OCT-SIDF-
Mr. Gilder read a paper regarding the
"Rotation of Crops" and described a new
machii.e by the use of which he thought
that crops could be given a rotary mo
tion. From this the discussion became
general and gradually drifted into liter
ature and the use of fresh liver and cod's
heads for crabbing purposes. The use of
iambic versification and the chub rod
took up the attention of the Alliance for
the ret t of the evening. From what 1
could hear on the outside, 1 judge that
these n en knew no more regarding the
uses and abuses of agriculture than do
the Soc.kless Simpson and the umbra
Mr. Couldock showed how the farmer
Buffered, how he was trodden into the
earth a id ill treated till his life was not
worth. living. He said that it is a dog's
life. Ee showed that the farmer is re
viled seiretly by the politician and hood
winked at the polls, ground down by
the money lender and skinned by the
mercha it, ridiculed by the comic papers
and lied about by the uncomic papers,
flayed by the lawyers and then barbe
cued by the fruit tree peddler, bunkoed
by the bunko steerer, gouged by the
green goods man, ignored by congress,
cursed by the consumer, skun by the
wealthy and peppersauced by the poor,
peeled by the penniless and tobacco
sauced by tl usurious, dogged ,by the
sheriff and taxed to his grave, that be
may prosper the interests of the non
resident. Mr. Couldock then read a
paper on "How to keep Bovs on the
Buzzard's Bay is only a short ride
from Boston. A bright correspondent
of the press is at the station. I did not
know it when I went there. He was dis
guised, I think, as a baggageman, for I
saw no one but the regular station men
when Mr. Robson and I got off, but the
paper the next day had a graphic ac
count of all we said and did, both when
we landed at Buzzard's Bay aud when
we left the day afterward. 1 do not
know who he was, but he was a success
from a newspaper standpoint, lie was
graphic, and described how my clothes
seemed to fit me better than I could
have done it myself. Far better, in fact,
for 1 might have been prejudiced. He
was rot. He just laid aside all feeling
and hewed to the line, let the chips fall
where they may. Just as the Prince of
Wales would do.
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MAKINO SOME IMPROVEMENTS IX HIS ES
CAPE. I did not succee 1 in drawing out Mr.
Cleveland regarding his candidacy, but
he said naively, as he turned aside to
spit on his bait, that iiis health was tip
top. 'That." said he, as he unfastened his
hook from the wainscoting of my trous
ers, '-is one thing which I like about me.
While uoi in .hh scii-e :t candidate, you
may say in a general way that my health
is right good."
'What 1 admire about Mr. Cleve
land," said Mr. JfeiTerson the following
day, "is. that he is a jmt man. Even
h'.s enemies must admit that. When
we go oat fishing and return at
night, Mr. Clevsland will not accept
more than his just share of the catch.
I do nut say that Mr. Blaine would ex
pect to catch 'chubs' and 'pumpkin
see-is' ail day and then expect to i-SVet
them against brouk trout, but at the
same time 1 think that he might con
sider that his conversational powers
would off.-et his suckers, while Mr.
Cleveland d'.ies not try to so work his
diplomatic gifts as to keep him in grub.
He is a man who wants to give subsran
tial justice to everybody, and of course
this does not suit these who never
"Mr. Cleveianl and his wife, make
rood neighbors here, and he has never
Ixirrowed anything yet that he has not
returnel. 1 help him ::i haying and he
helps me in harvest. We exchange
works. I let him h ive my 'autobi
ography' t read and lie loans me some
of his most spicy old messages to con
gress." Property tin greatly appreciated in
this country since the arrival of th
Clevtlnnds." .Tellers. -in and Gilder.
From i'52 jn-r acre paid by Mr. Charles
Jefferson, the price ha gone up to Si-V)
and s-jo-l and even to a price per front
foot. l.:t lorUmateiy the speculator
will not get a chance at it. for the ooloi.y
holds enought of it t- ir-i-p the semii ar
barim of a boom out ( f if. What cau
be saddtr t'u:ui the Mt.i.tLiy footfall of a
'2 boom in the soothing sil. nee of the
primeval forest? What c:;u be more sac
rilegious than the E.zr.1.; of a soda foun
tain or a fictitious value where nature
has held the age on the false and t!w
artificial for centuries?
The tendency for the past few years
among tho-u who have leisure and ev--n
lufnler.it means is to foster the growth
of cottage life, and to the detriment of
the great, overgrown summer hotel, with
its w-iste of piazzas nn 1 raw material,
its tiddledewinks greatness, its James
Crow aristocracy, irs noise and newness,
salt air and starvation, its fussy invalids
and footpad waiters.
Why not have even a fifty dollar log
Cwhin in tbe hills or a wall tent by thd
wailing sea in preference to all tiii-?
1 have a wall tent this summer which
is much larger than any room I ever
had at a seaside hotel, and 1 have a pros
pect on the outside that money could not
buy. We Lave also iu the Xorth Caro
lina mountains a style of refrigerator for
meats that would surprise and amuse
the uninitiated. It consists of a rectan
gular cage, covered with inosquito wire
and attached to a rope. We put a pulley
up in a high pine tree and run the rope
over it. Then we attach the refngerator,
put in our meats and pull the whole
thing up in the tree. It keeps sweet and
improves for a week or ten days. The
reader will be tempted to disbelieve this
unless he has lived in a mountain coun
try and tried it.
Looking over the United States, it is
wonderful how health and pleasure re
sorts have built up within a few years.
From the east to the west, from the north
to the south the coast and the hills are
freckled with cottages and inns for those
who have learned that a change of air is
better than the entire pharmacopoeia.
Kantasket beach, the Coney island of
Boston, is a beautiful stretch of shore,
giving upon Boston harbor. 1 saw a
wagon load of young men on the Jeru
salem road who had been up to Nan
tasket and improved their health so much
that they rpoke about it in high terms
to every one they met, even stopping a
good many carriages to tell joyfully and
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Special inducements to buyers. All Oxfords and Low Cut 5-
COST AND LESS
To make room for Fall Stock.
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island House,
P. SBIG NEW LINE OF SCHOOL SHOES
yet with ill gvJaed elocution and con
fused rhetori;!, how the sea air had ben
efitted them. The following day they
followed up their dietetic course with
twelve hours gentle exercise in macad
amizing the roads of Cohasset, return
ing at night with a healthy glow and in
charge of au officer.
Boston does not seem so deathly quiet
in midsummer as 2ew York. While
the hot weather reduces the speed of
pedestrians on Washington street some
what, 1 succeeded iu getting a shoulder
knocked off before breakfast as I was
hurrying down to the common for a
brisk walk and also to see the parched and
feverish frog pond, hoping that at that
hour 1 might find it moist, with mayhap
a frog iu it.
Boston used to le called Shawmut by
the entomological red brother. It was
afterward called Tremont, pronounced
Tj-CHimont. This pronunciation when
it gets as far as Pittsburg becomes Trcc
mont and at Chicago. Trewf.
It really means trimonntain, because
it was located on the tops of three hills.
The herdic is a favorite relaxation iu
Boston among the middle classes. I
have fought with cabmen in all coun
tries, but never got hold of one that I
could whip till I came to Boston this
time. You always know when you get
into a herdic that you will not only have
a pleasant little choppy ride, but that
you will know exactly how much to pay
when you get through.
Unfortunately, 1 paused to pick up
my valise, which had fallen off the Jerc'.i
of the driver. He should have gotten it
himself, 'oecanse he was the one who
dropped it, but he ha 1 a skittish horse,
and so I got it. But, of course, we
f-topjted while I did so. When we came,
to settle he charged me double price be
cause we had rtoj.j-ed on the way.
I saw that he was a consumptive, and
knowing i.lso that he had a skittish
horse, 1 raised myself to my full height,
a thing that 1 very rarely do. and tel l
him that 1 would give i.im only ll.e price
of a single trip. He then struck at me
with his whip, which fortunately hit ine
so that I had an opportunity to catch it
by the lash, and ;iiirl;y jerking it. ho
meantime, retaining his hr-M upon it, I
pulled hiin from his pen h, and, mad
dened Vy a cup of chocolate which 1 had
just drank at the tavern and the fumes
of which h;el risen to my luvtiii, I struck
him repeatedly with my clenched hand,
one kuuckls cf which I allowed to pro
trude in u way calculated to give him
great pain, at least if it hurt him as
much as it did me.
I had just polished him cH and made
good my escape, when a policeman,
less than a block away, closed The Atlan
tic Monthly, in which he was reading a
continued story, and started for me. I
thought I had already made good my es
cape, but at this time I decided to make
some more improvements on i, which
I did, and soon might have been seen
gayly perched on -the aflcrdeck of Mr.
Robson's steam yacht, the Why, and
with the wind on my quarter was speed
ing swiftly toward Cohasset.
It is very seldom that I imbrue my
hands in the warm, steaming blood of a
fellow being, but when I do there is gen
erally a good stiff market for mourning
goods among his immediate relatives for
a week or fco afterward.
In the pursuit ot tne gooa things of
this world we anticipate too much; we
eat out the bean and sweetcets of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
tbera. The results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far eiceed
all cUvms. It cures dyspepsia, and all
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, sure cure ior pue and
milarUr did-!. - Price w rent, cf
The only corrpleiion powder io the
world that is without vulgarity, without
injury to tbe user and without doubt a
purifier, is Pozzoni't.
Ye hurrying people, STOP,
Your glittering money, DROP,
And you will get your money's worth,
If you are satisfied short of the earth.
WILL, be under the supervision of the
Burlington, Cedar Rapids ts Northern
Railway, W. J. MORRISON. Manager, and
will be open for the reception of guests
June 15th iu each year. Visitors will find
Is first-class in all of Its appointments,
being supplied with gas, hot and oold
water baths, electric bells and all modern
improvements, Tam laundry, billiard
halls, bowling alley, etc, and positively
tree from annoyance by mosquitos.
RCUND-TKIP EXCURSION TICKETS
will be placed on sale at the commence
ment of tourist season by the Burlington,
Cedar Rapids &: Northern Railway and
all of its connecting lines at low rates to
the lollowi-.ig points: Spirit Lake, Iowa;
Waterville. Minneapolis. St. Paul and
Lake Minnetcnka. Minnesota; Lake Su
perior points; Yellowstone Park and
points in Colorado.
Write for " A Midsuniucr Paradise" to
the General Ticket ar J Pasjenger Agent,
Cedr,r P.spids. Iowa; for hotel rates to
W. J. MORRISON, Manager. Spirit Lake,
C. ). IVES. I. E. H4NNEGAN.
l'rc C aihl OtD'l S. p t.
Jolin Voll-c cSc Co.,
Mr.nufactarers of '
Shsh, Door?, Blinds, Siding, Flouring,
and all kinds of wood work forlimMei-T.
Etfchtecr.th bt.. bt. Third and Fourth re.
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