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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. rSEPTEMBEKll, 1891.
THE A KG US.
FabUahed Daily and Weekly at 1834 Second AT
, enne. Bock Island, 111.
j. w. porfER.
TRUE ARABIAN HORSES,
Turn Daily, 50c per month; Weekly, 13.00
All commnnlcatlona of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religion, must have
real name attached for publication. No tnch arti
tielee will be printed over flctitiona signature -Anonymoas
commnnieatione not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
In Bock island county.
Fbioat. September 11, 1891.
Redfield Pboctor is now secretary
Benator defacto and de Jure. Be bag ac
cepted the latter appointment and vies
with Senator-GOT. Hill in office holding.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Senator
Sherman ignored the tariff and devoted
himself whoHy to the silver question.
This is not surprising. Mr. Sherman is
probably not prepared to indorse the
McKinley tariff bill, either as it was
framed and put through the house by
McKinley. or as it was transformed by
the insertion of the Blaine-Harrison Blair
or some other man's reciprocity section.
Though McKinley and his bill were both
to be whelmed beneath the flood of pop
ular disapproval in November, Mr. Sher
man would not greatly care, if a Sherman
majority in the legislature should be
saved. The farmers are after Mr. Sher
man's scalp on the coinage question.
They attribute to him all the evils that
followed tfce degradation of silver in the
coinage act of 1373, and in his Paulding
speech He was trying to save his hair
from their vengeful knives. He admitted
that upon the money question the repub
licans "are somewhat divided," and he is
painfully alive to the fact that his sena
torial seat may tumble into the rift unless
it is closed. The Paulding speech will
not save him. Mr. Sherman has taken
a great many positions on the currency
question, and some of thtm are wholly
inconsistent with that he now occupies.
He has fooled the farmers more than once
with his smooth talk on finance, but be
will find that he cannot fool them all the
If a business man was known to have
outstanding paper, payable on demand,
amounting to f 27. 000,000 and only $18.
79,565 of available cash on hand to meet
that paper, would the commercial world
consider him solvent? Not much. Well,
that is precisely the present condition of
the United States treasury. There are
more than $27.000. 0(J0 of the four-and-a-half
per cent bonds which were not pre
sented for extension, and which now sim
ply stand for notes payable on dtmtnd.
and there is, leaving out the fractional
silver coin aDd other funds that cannot
legally be paid out, only $18,579,565 on
band to pay them with. Secretary Foster
is said to have a scheme by which he ex
pects to bulldoze certain of the larger
national banks into buying all
of these bonds and presenting them
for extension, and is for that purpose that
he has announced an indefinite extension
of the time within which they may be
extended at 2 per cent. But it is by no
means certain that he can succeed, and al
ready since Wednesday on which day the
interest ceased, nearly 58,000,000 worth
of these bonds have been presented for
redempticn, and the most of them came
from national banks. That made a big
hole in the available funds,, and besides
these bonds there are big pension pay
ments to be made this month. Oa pa
per Secretary Foster figures out a cash
balance of more than $60,000,000, but he
knows, as well as every other business
man familiar with the affairs cf the
treasury, that the amount mentioned
above represents every dollar which he
can legnlly pay out.
Cotton t'omlnz Wt.
Chicago i a good wajs west of New
England. . For years it has been con
tended that a cotton mill would not flour
ish in the west. But it is coming. It
was stated in Chicago yesterday that S2,
000,000 are to be spent in that city in
stocking a great company which is to
erect an immense cotton mill. Of this
great scheme a Chicago paper says, "the
plans are in charge ot a big architect and
call for the building of a plant as Urge
as any in the world. As such a mill
woul 1 bavemany smal'er ones as satellites
manufacturers consider its erection of the
greatest importance to Chicago mechani
cal industries. They have been wonder
' ing, indeed, wby sucn an enterprise was
not planted here long ago. Cotton and
wool are continually shipped through
Chicago to eastern cities and there made
into cloth which is shipped back and sold
here. The dealers claim that a saying of
40 or 50 per cent ran be made by the
manufacture of cotton goods here. So
preparations are being pushed rapidly
past a preliminary stage for the realiza
tion of this scheme."
So cotton factories are coming. The
prejudice against their coming is being
rapidly removed . . Once started in the
upper valley of the Mississippi we do not
see wby they may not surpass in number
and magnitude the factories of the south.
The experiment there has been a won
derful success. For years it was con
tended that the climate of both the north
and the south were unsuitable for manu
facturing goods. That theory was long
since expioaea. v nen capital to tne ex
tent of $2,000,000 is invested in a cuiUin
industry, the croakers who croak over
the impracticability of establishing that
industry, bad better close tbeir mouths.
The coming of a big cotton factory to
Chicago means that manufacturing in
dustries generally are looking west. It
is destiny that the west, shall feed the
world and do the lion's share towards
THEIR RARE BEAUTY AND INTEL
They Hover Leave Their Native Land Tbe
Hone a Member of an Arab' Family.
The Fnmoua Omar I The red I tree la
Sacredly Guarded by tlie Tribe.
1 It is said that Arabian horses have de
teriorated. Count. Can it be truer"
' No, madam, it is impossible for the
tn e Arab horse to deteriorate bo long hj
the Arab tribes follow the same laws, and
so jealously guard these rare breeds from
loss by sale or theft. Tbey have a race of
ho-ses called the Levantine, which tbey
oflf-r in exenange for money and mer
chandise. These hordes have excellent
points, are showy, handsome, well trained
and in every way desirable, hut they no
mere compare to the true Arab breeds than
a clumsy cart horse to the swift runner."
"Are there many distinct breeds?"
' There are but five, and every one en
tirely different and with distinctive marks.
Th se most highly prized, most rare and
valuable, are the Nedijer and the Osman.
Tbi other three the Abdalla, Dakir and
Mohammed although of blood as pure,
antt as impossible to obtain by purchase,
hae not the same matchless beauty."
"But were not the horses preseuted to
General Grant by the sultan thoroughbred
"Certainly not. They were only the com
mon Levautiue horses, showy ami stylish,
strong ami with fine points, but they were
not thoroiijibreds, as the suitan has never
had a pure thoroughbred Arab in his sta
bles." "Is this fact generally known and be
lieved?," "It is of course well known in Europe
am ng such horsemen as study the differ
ent breeds and have seen the true Arab iu
its native laud. These fine breeds which I
ha e mentioned are considered so precious
that every precaution is takeu, not only by
the owners, but by the whole tribe, to pre
vent tbeir sale or loss by intrigue, and the
An b tribes, with all their peculiar creeds
of 1 ospitality, have never arrived at that
staie of civilization which could induce
the n to giveaway such treasures."
THE FAMOUS OMAR 1.
"If an owner should be tempted by an
enormous price to part with a ujareorstal
liot there are no gelding; he would be
put to death by his tribe, while the man
who had the temerity to seek such a pur
chase must do so at the risk of his life.
"The famous Omar 1, who now belongs to
the empress of Austria, the finest horse
woiaan in Europe, traveled three days ami
nights over the hot and barren plains of
the Arabian desert with but two quarts of
bar' ey for food and an occasional tuft of
the Sahara clover. Only twice was there
water found for him to drink. Fleet as a
bin , he ran, seemingly unconscious of his
bur leu, and arrived at th wall liefore
Cai -o apparently as fresh as when he start
ed. The two Sluhgi, enoriimus hi -ay-hounds
called antelope catchers, which
were a part of Omar's outfit mid always
tra'eleil with him. were lathing miles
hind, foot-ore and weary; but Omar
neiihed cheerfully, encouraging them to
app oacl), and promising to t hem rest ami
refreshment iu his sympathetic whin
nies." """ Viil yon describe him?"
"His skin was black, and shoue through
a fii e glossy coat of silver gray hair; his
mate full and long, and his tail, which
swe it the ground, was pink. About fifteen
han Is high, in form the most beautiful
that can be imagined iu any four footed
animal, he was fleet as the wind, graceful
as the arileiope, trained to every agile
iuoemeut, and with an endurance incon-ceiv-ible.
In disposition it. lit less kind,
gentle, caressing and olwriteut he had
never known whip or spur, or even a harsh
wor I, civiug always the best he knew."
"Does he still live?"
"He was alive when last I beard, and is
now about forty years old and in his prime,
as the Arab horses are almost as longiived
as a man."
sTonv of theii! rEMcr.r.E.
"Do they make good war horses!"
"In battle their extraordinary evolutions
rem nil one cf the gyratory movements of
of the swallow when it flies. They turn
and wheel with such rapidity that it is
impissible to get a shot at them, and if
the run nothing can catch tliem, their
woi.derful wisdom and cunning leading
thei 1 and their riders out of difficulties the
"Where are they found?"
"Ia Mecca, Medina, Palestine and the
Persian ulf are found the Nedijar and Os
niari. They have the Abdalla race in the
Atli s mountains as well as between Af
ghanistan and the Persian mountains,
where also live the Mohammed and Dakir
bree is. These horses descended as heir
looms from father to sou, and no posses
sion is so precious as these exquisite ani
mals. Their pediuree is carefully pre
served with that of the family's own. and
their names descend as do those of the gen
erat ons of kings. Sometimes many or all
the .nenibers of a tribe will be each a part
sharer iu a borse, and this horse is left by
will to a successor. One cannot sell his
shaie without permission from the rest, be
he e.-er so much in need, and it must be an
unusual circumstance, indeed, which could
gain such permission."
"Doubtless their pedigree dates a long
"The legend regarding them, which is
said to be a true one, is this: During the
reign of Mohammed he sent his grand
vizier with his army iu the hoie of con
quering China. For five years they trav
eled over mountain and valley, through
forest and desert, climbing rocky preci
pices to desceud on the other side into the
rivets and streams. Unparalleled hard
ships befell them on their long journey
thither, and were not lightened on their
return, inasmuch as every horse died on
the road except five beautiful mares. From
these and the Dzigguetai (pronounced
Gigati) are descended the five rare breeds
so cl isely guarded by the Arab tribes.
"The Dzigguetai are the wild Arabian
stall ons of the desert, outmatching and
outwitting the wary and cunning Arab in
his various devices to approach them, never
letting bim get uearer than half a mile.
After exhausting every other artifice, the
Aral s have lain concealed in the desert by
being buried in the sand for days and
nigh .s, with the fruitless hope of securing
them by throwing their lasso at long
rang?. But these untamed and untamable
creatures, with their intelligent instinct,
scented danger from afar, and kept their
half mile distance between themselves and
tbeir would be captors.
"In this dilemma it occurred to the far
aeeing Arabian that this race could at
least be perpetuated and improved by ar
ranging some equine marriages. Picket
ing rhe five beautiful mares near their
inuting grounds, tbey were offered as
bridta to the Dzigguetai and accepted.
The result gave everything most valued in
the 1 orse, as well as matchless beauty."
Dinsb Sharpe in New York Times.
RAISlM'i CREAM IN A WELL.
Aji Eaatern Farmer's Plan s Described
In Rural New Yorker.
A farmer who has - raised cream two
seasons in a, well, with satisfaction, de
scribes his plan as follows: "I put it in
deep pails, like common creamery pail,
eight inches across and nineteen inches
deep. Three of them go side by side into
my well. They are let down into the
well by means of rope and windlass. 1
use two common hayfork pulleys, aa
shown in the illustration. The use of
these makes the 'work easier and steadier.
I pnt the morning's milk in the well and
let it stay until night; then pnt the
night's milk iu and let it stay until morn
ing. "We skim or dip the cream from the
milk as soon as it is taken out of the
well; then let the milk stand in the pail
for twelve honrs, and there is a light
skimming, after which no more cream
rises. The temperature in the well is
below 45 degs. when there is water. I
use covers for the pails with a half inch
air hole ia the center of each. I think
the sooner the milk is cooled after it has
been drawn from the cows the better.
I set the fails in the water trough
while milking. When this work is over
the milk goes into the well. I am care
ful when handling to avoid agitation as
much as possible. 1 odaim that keeping
School - Shoes1
MILK IN A WELL.
the milk and raising cream in our well
is a perfect success. I believe that even
if 1 had plenty of ice I could handle the
milk in this way in less time and with
less trouble than it could be done by
the ice process. If I should increase my
dairy and the well were not large enough
to cool and keep the milk, I would make
Why Cabbage Falls.
In answering the query. Why cabbage
fails? a New Yorker tells in American
Agriculturist that climatic conditions
have muc.il to do with disappointing re
sults. He says; "Take plants from the
same seedbed, of the same stock, set in &
field when tlm atmospheric conditions
were favorable, say just before a heavy
rain, and an equal number of plants just
after the rain, if it comes off very hot
and dry after the planting, the result
will show two crops so different in ap
pearance that even an expert, not know
ing the facts, would say there were two
distinct kinds of seed sown the one
good, the other poor.
"Cabbage, more than any other plant,
is injured by receiving a check in trans
planting. Plants set just before a heavy
rain will not receive a check, because
the earth becomes so thoroughly packed
about the roots that the air cannot reach
and destroy the feeding roots, while those
set in aftera rain may suffer because the
earth is not pressed firmly about the
roots. To guard against this the better
plan is to puddle the plants and to set
them in clear weather, when there is no
necessity for haste and the work can be
perfectly done. This plan I have never
known to fail, and I believe more failures
are due to improper transplanting than
to all other causes combined."
This is not simply a local disease con
fined to one organ, as might be inferred
fiom the name commonly applied to it
on account of the reddened or inflamed
condition of the mucous membranes of
the eye. Along with thi there is usu
ally mnch debility and a loss of appetite
with high temperature and a feeble
pulse. The eyes are sensitive to the
light, the lids partly closed, with tears
running down the cheeks. There are
often complications involving other
parts of the system that may require
special treatment, according to their
nrgency. Animals affected with this
disease should be kept qniet and com
fortably stabled, free from wet and
drafts of air, and should be blanketed if
the season is cold. The treatment in
general consists in maintaining the
strength of the animal by the use of nu
tritious and easily digested food and the
administration of alcoholic stimulants
as the weakened condition may seem to
The corn crop, as a rule, is good in
A recently enacted law of the state of
Illinois provides a bounty of two cents a
head for every sparrow killed during the
It has been estimated that nearly 100,
000,000 sheep graze on the Australian
pastures, and the climate as a rule is
conducive to sheep raising.
According to one estimate the produc
tion of sugar from sugarcane is distrib
uted as follows: Louisiana, with 704 fac
tories, 052,132,200 pounds; Texas, with
15 factories, 14,807,000 pounds; Florida,
with 11 factories, 8,591,500 pounds, mak
ing a total of 570,530,700 pounds.
Good butter is sent from New Zealand
to England. American Farmer tells how
it is done. Tin cans are made, each hav
ing a lid that fits tight This lid has a
hole in the top to which an air pump can
be affixed. The can is filled with fresh
butter and when packed full from a
single churning the lid is pnt on and
soldered down tight. The air is then ex
hausted and the orifice sealed. The but
ter keeps perfectly.
We have a most complete line of
at very popular prices.
Bring in the BOYS and GIRLS ond we will
em out with good, solid, serviceable
shoes that will
BOSTON SHOE STORE
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island Hous
P. S. BIG NEW LINE OF SCHOOL SHOES.
There is more catarrh in this section of
the country than all other diseases put
together, and until the last few years was
supposed to be incurable. For a great
msDV vesrs doctors pronounced it a local
disease, and prescribed local remedies, and
by constantly failing to cure wuh local
treatment, pronounced it incurable.
Science has proven catarrh to be a con
stitutional disease, and therefore requires
constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney &
Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitu
tional cure on the market. It is taken
internally in doses from 10 drops to a
teaspoonful. It acts directly upon the
blood and mucou3 surfaces of the system.
They offer $100 for any case it fails to
cure, fend for circulars ard testimon
F. J. Cheney & Co.. Toledo, O.
C"3old by druggists, 75c.
Sow Try Thit.
It will cost you noibicg acd will sudly
do you good, ifyou have a i ough, colder
any trouble with throat, chest or lunss.
Dr. King's New Discovery for consump
tion, coupbs and colds is guaranteed to
give relief, or money will be paid back.
Sufferers from la grippe found it just the
thing and under its use had a speedy and
perfect recovery. Try a sample bottle at
our expense and learn for yourself just
how good a thing it is. Trial bottles
free at Hartz & Bahnsen's drug store.
Large size 50c and 1.
S. II. Clifford, Sew Cassel, Wis., was
troubled with neuralgU and rheumatism,
bis stomach was disordered, his liver was
effected to an alaiming degree, appetite
fell hway, and he was terr bly reduced in
flesh and strength. Three bottles of
Electric Bitters cured him.
Edward Sliepherd, Ilarrisburg, 111., had
a running sore on his leg of eight years'
standing. Used three botiles of Electric
Bitters and seven boxes of Bucklen'a
Arnica Salve, and his leg is sound acd
well. John Speaker, Catawba, O.. had
five large fever soies on his leg, doctors
said be was incurable. One bottle Elec
tric Bitters and one box Bucklen's Arnica
Salve cured him eutirely. Sold by liartz
BUCKLER'S ABMCA 8AXVB.
The best salve in the worjd for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns and all skin eruptions, and ooei
tivery cures piles, or no pay requiud. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For wale ft Hart7 & Rahnsen.
For Over Tifty Tears
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dis
burbed at night and broken of your res
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cutting teeth send at once and get
a bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's Bootbing
Syrup" for children 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 and bowels, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion and gives tone and energy to the
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to the taste and is the prescription of one
of the oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in the United State's. Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow'sSoothing Syrup
Ear vast Xxcmrtions
To Iowa, Mo., Kan., Ind. Ter., Colo.,
Neb., Minn., or the Dakotas. over the
Great Rock Island route. Sept. 15 and
29 are the dates you can buy tickets
low rates round trip. Ask any ticket
agent for tickets over the Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific railway. This line runs
to all the states above mentioned, and
offers superior through car equipment.
Limit on tickets, 30 days. Enquire of or
address K E Palmer,
Pass. Agt. Central DiMrici. Peoria, 111.
O. T. & P. A.. C . R L & P. Ry ., Cbi-
Feb lie Demand.
Smoke Public Demand iio.r " a, .!..,
hand made, long Havanna filler; five cents
Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul
Via the Famous Albert Lea Route.
St. Louis, UTinneapolis and St. Paul
Via bt. LouiA, Minneapolis & St. Paul Short Line.
Through Sleepers and Chair Cars
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL,
PEORIA, CEDAR RAPIDS AND SIOUX FALLS, OAK.
CHICAGO AND CEDAR RAPIDS
Via the Famous Albert Lea Route.
THE SHORT LINE
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The Great Iowa Summer Resort
For Railway ant Hotel Kates. Descriptive
Pamphlets nml all information, address
Gen'l Ticket ami l'asseuger Agenu
On line of tlii road in Northwestern Iowa,
Southeastern Minnesoti and Centr.il Daknfci,
where drought and crop failure are unknown.
Thousands of choice acres of land vet unsold.
local Kxcursion rates ifiven. For full informa
tion as to prices of land and rates of fare, address
Gen! Ticket and Passenger Aent.
All of the Passenger Trains on all Divisions of
this Kailway are heated lv steam from tlie
engine, and the Main Line Da'v Passenger Trains
are liphted with the Electric Liitht.
Maps. Time Tables. Tbronuh ltates and all in
formation furnished on application to Aiienls.
Tickets on sale over this route at all prominent
points in the Cnion. and liv its Agents, to all
larts of tlie I'nited states aiid Canada.
S"For announcements ,f Excursion Hates,
and local matters of interest, please refer to the
local columns of this paier.
C. J. IVES. J. E. HANNEGAN,
Vres't & Gen"l Snpt. GeiTl Tkt. A Pas. Agt.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA.
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Al. Laundry Work done on short notice.
A specitlty of Dresi Skirts.
Prices aa Low as the Lowest.
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