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3 THE AUG US, TUESDAY. hKlTKMBEK 29, 1891. 1
FahlUbed IXulj and Weekly t 124 Second Ar
cane, Rock Itlutd, 111.
J. W. POTTER. -
Dkllj, We per month; Weekly, 12.00
All commanicatlone of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or reliaiona. reset have
real name attached for publication. So aoch artl
tlclea will be printed over nctiUoni signatures
Abobtboo comtBunieationn not noticed.
Oorreepondence solicited from every township
la Rock Island county.
Tuesday. September 29, 1891.
The Su Lob is Republic wants to know
how many people in the state of Illinois
are now in the enjoyment of sinecures
from the state board of agriculture in
connection with the f 300.0C0 Illinois ex
hibit at the Chictgo world's fair.
One of tbe largest scandals of Hte years
impending in that quarter.
Nikdringdacs succeeded in peitins
his imported Welshmen past tbe custom
without interference tbr uh the courtesy
of the Harrison administration. But
here is a pretty kettle of fish. The
Welsh laborers, when they learned tfcey
were brought here to take the places of
American laborers who are on a strike,
refused to go to work. So there is a de
lay in furnishing those genuine American
tin badges for Mr. McEinley.
The San Antonio, (Tex ) Express of
Sunday, Sept 20, says:
Sei.ator Reagan has dne what Hon.
R. Q. Mills should hava done before he
announced bis candidacy for the speaker
chip come out boldly and stroeg'y in
favor of tbe world's fair. The fact that
Mills is strongly opposed to the Colum
bian exposition is one of tbe greatest ob
stacles in the way of his securing the cau
cus nomination for speaker. It is bu
miliating to Texas that her most promi
nent citizen, nationally, should take the
stand Mills did on the world's fair question.
The Woman's Journal has a c orre
spondent who make tbe f blowing com
parison: "I wonder if tbe remonstrants
against woman suffrage know of how
much less value they are than a mule
colt?" and she enforces the question by
two quotations from the Illinois stat
utes: 111. rtat-JSM, chap. si. Seel :
Whoever entice away an UEniRrriel frmle of
chatte life acd conversation 1rtm ber parent-'
botne.cr wherever tbe may be fornd, for the pur-j-ose
of priartitntion tro nc nMnare. and whntver
akin or aestt in sncb abdnction fur -uchpnr;ocs,
thai, be iirpriw ntd in tbe penitentiary not le?s
than ore year nor more ;han Ibytsrg.
4 hap. 3S, par. K2:
Who ver feloniously takes or stea'f any horse,
mule or ass. -hall be itrpritoned not ;e?s than
three nor more ibac 0 years.
Wtaj ef ( onrsr.
It is stated for a solemn fact that R ck
Island is furnishing better houses fur tbe
theatrical attractions that visit the tri
cities than Davecport is. What the
reason of this is does not appear. Dav
enport is pretty busy these days it is true,
and by the time work is done ber people
are apt to be tired and feelirg less frhky
than they would if time bung heavily on
their hands, but they ought not to let
pood plajg go by default. Davenport
Wfell, neighbor, all you need over there
is a little Rock Island push and enter
prise. You have followed our example
regarding brick paving and have now
some creditable streets, barring the mon
umental curbing. If you can induce
your people to come oyer and mingle with
ours, we think you would shortly notice
a marked improvement in them, and
gradually, probably, but no less surely,
that "tired" feeling would disappear.
Sleney In the Empire Ktate Campaign.
ew York Stm.
The Hon. Roswell Pettibone Flower
has had tbe good fortune to make a good
deal of money. He was not born rich,
and whatever be now possesses be owes
to his own exertions. He has made his
fortune honestly. He is liberal and pu
lie-spirited in his use of it. He has not
been spoiled by it. He bus not forgotten
for a moment ibe genuine popular and
democratic instincts which were born In
him. It suits tbe republicans just at
present to assume tbat Mr. Flower's only
qualification is his wealth, and tbat even
this is to be reckoned against him as a
Harping on this string will soon lire
the public. There are few persons living
in New York or any other state who
would not like to be rich . ""
Tbe amubing thing about the sudden
ascetic spirit manifested by the New York
republicans in regard to Mr. Flower's
poesessions is tbat their aversion to his
wealth is accompanied with a strong
yearning to open tbe strong boxes of tbe
nabobs of the Union League Club. These
gentlemen have been bled so often tbat it
la with difficulty that they will listen to
tbe demands of Mr. Piatt for contribu
tions to make his puppet governor, but
Mr. Piatt does not despair. Mr. William
Brookfield, a wealthy manufacturer of
glass, and a member of tbe union league,
is made chairman cf the state committee
in order tbat he may persuade tbe long
purses of tbe millionaires to open.
formal attempt will be made
to set tbe union leaguerB to subscrib
ing to the Piatt campaign fund
First there v. til be a dinner to Mr. Piatt -
Fassett and his associates on the ticker,
and there will be present at this dinner
such striking illustrations of tbe gospel
of poverty as Mr. H. O. Armour, Mr.
John Sloan,. Mr. Jesse Seligm&u, and
Mr. William P. Clyde. Then there will
be a reception, which millionaires will
not be forbidden to attend. Tbe whole
object of tbe meeting, in fact, is to bring
about cordial financial relations oeiween
Mr. Piatt's candidate and tne money
. .The republican moral izers who pretend
to wealth object only to wealth
rl'r hands. Wealth which tbey
i their souls with indicna
Vi Actions of great mclani
BUNCOMBES SOCIAL SHE
NOTES PICKED UP HERE AND THERE
BY BILL NYE.
SoiS ef Buncombe's Most Prominent So
ciety Chasers Who Will Be Proud and
Pleased to Bead the Accompanying
Notices About Themselves.
ICopyriKht, 1891. by Edgar W. Nye.
Cf am-y-Xos. Buncombe Co., N. C, i
Tl e following society notes regarding
the summer movements of people in our
set may be of interest to our many read
ers, iind if published will be regarded as
a special favor by those parties whose
name s have been surreptitiously sent in
Mr A. Wetmore Rumsey is back from
Bar Harbor, whither he has been valet
ing f jr Mr. De Fuyster Packenham, of
Cook county, Ills. Mr. Rmnsey dot
not know whether he will return to Bar
Harbor again this season or not. Much,
he saj s, will depend upon how Jlr. De
Fuyster Packenham feels about it.
5ETTIXO SOCIETY NOTES.
Miss Ooudt-rt Veazy is undoubtedly
the belle of Sandy Mush this season. To
see her moisten her pink finger and
paste cm of onr large purple top or low
dwarf fleas is well worth a seasick and
choppy r de over the nebular and gum
my roads of Buncombe county. Her re
ported engagement to Mr. Gtxirge Vau
derbilt and other celebrated men of
Buncombe county was denied by Miss
eazy ah jost before the report started.
She will remain litre till frost, and pos
sibly conluct a Delsarte class for the
colored ptople of Gethseminy.
M:ss Pe trl PffooSfer is summering at
the Blue River House, east of Monroe
Glasscock s place and west of the Swan
anoa rivtr. She appeared yesterday
evening in a tennis suit and -climbed a
sourwood tree twenty-seven feet high.
She is weiring this season a navy blue
lisle thread hose, with ornate alarm
clocks on s tree. Miss Pffooffer is a great
favorite at her home in East Hypochon
dria, Fla. Her mother is with her, and
thoughtless ly told us this in an unguard
Mr. Plui3 Levi, the Patton avenue
prince of 1 arbers, spent a week with us
recently, I ringing his familv. Plum
has made a'most a national reputation
as a pronjpr and painless post mortem
Miss Clan lestine Wartz met np with
a serious accident while riding Monroe
Tushmakers claybank mare Emulsion
last etk. It was at or near the foot of
Mount Bus"!ee, on the Henderson ville
road, and it seemed like the mare sat
down on a Ciiinkopin burr by the road
side to think over her past life and pass
resolutions regarding her policy for the
future, Maldened by the pain, the
spirited animal, with dilated nostrils
and erect tai., lashing it ever and anon
to and fro across her chest and stomach,
undertook to climb a curly poplar tree
with her shots on. She had not, there
fore, ascendel more than twenty feet
with her young mistress when she lost
her grip and fell the entire distance,
falling on her fair burden and bursting
her surcinglf (ber own surcingle, we
mean). Miss Wartz was greatly shocked,
and as soon as possible pushed the un
wieldy brute off, as it was lying across
her chest at -.he time. Miss Wartz is
one of the bes-. equestrian riders of South
Tincture. Ala., but says tbat where the
horses are mostly prehensile and people
have to climb trws to get around a mud
hole it is time to call a liait.
Apropos of the afore item, Mr. Recom
pense Still wag jn laid'on our table yes
terday a dead colt, for which he will
please accept thanks. It only lived a
few days, be sf.id, but is a most peculiar
formation. Mr. Still wagon says that he
has seen a nuraber of these anomalies
within the past few years, which shows,
as he goes on to state, that the North
Carolina horse s gradually changing to
meet the demands of his surroundings.
Special attention is attracted toward the
tail, which is li ce that of the opossum,
enabling tbe a iimal to hang by it from
a tree while the wagon is being drawn
from the road, cr possibly to swing from
bough to bough where the roads are im
passable. Mr. t- tillwagon says that the
time is not far distant when no one will
use the roads at all. Many do not u-e
them already. The time is coming, he
claims, when the Buncombe county road
will only be used by people who have
been stung. Nothing is so soothing to a
Fting as mud, lie says, and some day
when you see a nan sitting in the road
up to his armpiti you will know that he
has been recently stang and i3 engaged
hi applying one cf our justly celebrated
roads to himself.
Miss Phoebe Bbe, of Caesar's Head,
was at the dance here night before last,
end did not miss a dance. She danced
alnriast exclusively with her escort,
who, it is unders tood, i3 doing chores
for Lis board at her father's place. She
was unusually gay, and rather chaffed
some of her lady friends who had no
steady company. Miss Bee be was well
dressed, and looki d like Ehe was a' dolL
She wore long ;mgel sleeves, which
hung down like the wet narrative of a
baby elephant The floor manager said
she was as light oi the floor as anybody
he ever see, and as piquant as all get
out. Sb went home about 2 o'clock,
laying as she rode away on her father's
gray palfrey, followed by her escort
and a you&g colt, that she reckoned ah
would be all played out in the morning,
as she bad sweat like a butcher all the
evening. Her 6ilvery laughter fang out
as she rode away. She is the pet of
everybody here. She was at Saratoga
last season and received good notices
Miss Precious Idea Wipes, of Rush
River, is a guest at the Hemorrhage
House. She is: a powerful brunette, and
is jnst bndding into manhood. The
head waiter gave her a mustache cup
for her coffee last week, and that after
noon there was a shower of flesh cover
ing all of Hickory township, it is said.
She is the acknowledged belle of that
botel, not baring yet been outclassed.
At eventide she fills the gloaming full of
a sad, sweet song, which she sings in a
rich baritone voice, conveying the er
roneous impression to outsiders that at
last there is a man boarding there.
. Miss Eiemia Dryfoogle, of Lenox, is
spending the season here at the Bonny
clapper House. She brought a tally-ho
with her, which got stalled and was
abandoned on the Asheville and Bilt
more boulevard last week. A dredger
is to be put to work on it in a few days.
She says that if the rain continues a
week or two more everything will be
Boating, possibly including the Asheville
itreet improvement bonds. Miss Dry
fooglo is quite a 6printer and athlete.
Mr. Herbert DangerSeld, of Grand
street, who was here this summer eight
dollars' worth, says that her arm is as
bard and unyielding as the back of a
dictionary. Vet she has an air of good
breeding about her. and travels with,
her own soap wherever she goes.
Miss Maizie Vermuth, of Avenue A,
New York city, is also here stopping at
the Mean Temperature House. She is a
blond, with soft and slightly inflamed
eyes. Her father is very wealthy, she
says, and a policeman also. She is a
great reader, she says, and takes The
Century every month while here. She
gets it oftener while in New York. She
is a graceful dancer, and loves to be
swung twice around in the square dances
by a pure uian.
Miss Lulu Smathers. of Clan-na-gael.
tils., is here temporarily for the climate.
She came hero with hay fever and a
shajvL-trap for the summer. She has
been taken for Ella Wheeler Wilcox, but
was released soon afterward on her own
recognisance. Miss Smathers is the au
thor of "How to Keep Our Grandparents
at Home of Evenings" and other works.
She paints also. She has done in oils a
view of Pisgah and the Rat looking to
ward the pstofEce. It is a great work.
Quite a number of people who raw it
readily pointed out which was tiie Rat
and which was the Pisgah, thus showing
that she is a master of ber art. Monro
Stivers, who came along while she was
working, told her that he knew what
would take that all off and leave her
canvass as clean as a whistle. She then
sat her reversible spitz dog on Lim. and
he is now seen occasionally in the woods,
running swiftly here and there, froth
ing at the mouth and biting the cows.
Hydrophobia has also shown itself in
Asheville lately, and eighteen valuable
dogs belonging to one man have lost
their lives. Miss Smathers is a petite
girl with bright, piercing elbows and
rosebud mouth. Her father is a vinter
and makes the celebrated Peoria Plum
Duff cooking whisky for man and beast.
She is a good horsewoman and takes
care of her father's team entirely when
at home. She is a graceful rider, and
ber only fault in getting the rise in tbe
saddle is, according to our best rules,
that when she hits the saddle she does
not grunt at the same time the horse
Miss Birdie Mudge, of Vareoloid, O.,
gave a Scotch plaid tea and inarshmal
low roast day before yesterday, and in
vited the president of the United States.
It is thought that he did not get the let
ter. Dancing was had in the evening,
which was only marred by a cutting
scrape, participated in by the first viol;u
and the mouth organ man, both colored.
Miss Mudge was greatly pained over the
outcome, but not so much so as tbe
mouth organist, who accidentally ex
posed some of his plans and specifica
tions connected with his digestive
scheme. So that it took the entire E
String to sew him up with. Birdie was
greatly annryed by the occurrence, an 1
said she was so glad, as it turned out,
that the president did not come.
AT THE DAKCE.
Miss Valerian Briggs, of Charleston,
whose father brought on the war and
who afterward regretted it, is stopping
at the Floating Island House. She is a
beautiful southern girl of about thirty
nine years and loves to discuss the war
with people who are engaged in other
pursuits. In this way she often empties
a hotel porch or gets her choice of the
hammocks. She was well brought up,
however, and before the war her father
was very wealthy. He owned over a
hundred negroes. Now he hasn't any
hardly at all. He says if he had it to do
over again he would be more conserv
ative. Miss Briggs does not use tobacco
In any form.
For two days a young man wrs at the
We have a most
at xery popular prices.
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Bring in the BOYS and GIRLS and we will fit
'em out with good, solid, serviceable
shoes that will
BOSTON SHOE STOB3,
1 f0 rrmr1 A tf nnHpr RnrOr Te1-il T T
P. S DIG NEW LINE OF SCHOOL SHOES.
Magnificent Cloak Opening
Wednesday, Sept. 30th, and Thursday, Oct, li
By Messrs Julius Stein & Co., one of the largest
if not THE largest Manufacturers and Impor
ters of Ladies Cloaks in New York City.
Our cloak room aad the greater part of the west sales-room will be devoted to this
grand display. One of tie firm will be there in person aad will be assisted by eight
salesmen an! salesladies. The display will consist of samples of the latest
importations from Paris and all the best styles in the .American market. Don't
come expecting to see a line of common garments, for they will not be found in this
display. This will be an exhibition of tine high class novelties which are not k- t
in stock in any store in the three cities, and the prices will rang- from $10 t:- il' -'
each. We mention the following to give some idea of what will be shown:
Bernhardt and LaTosca Caces. plain and feather trimmed: Skirt PaliewE
Aatelasse Jackets, plain and fur trimmed, Steine's patent hip-seam Reefers.
Paris Wraps, Mantles and Opera Cloaks, English top coats, Ulsters, plain.
checked and plaid, Bedford Cord Jackets with Muffloon collar, Paris
ian design, Camel's Hair Chevron and Serge Reefers and Jackets
with collars of AVink, Krimmer, Martin, Opossom, Astracha
Lynx, Wool, Seal and Coney, while others are
faced with Peacock, Ostrich and Cock team
We will make the prices rn each garment, and will pDsitively n;a'-:e fcs
lower than the same erarmnts are selling for in Chirasro. We v-i 1 a-
guarantee fit and satisfaction in every way on all orders.
Y u a re respectfully invited th attend this exhibition
Earned, Pursel & Von Maur,
101, 103, 105, S. W. Cor. Second and Brady Sis., Davenport. Isa
Big Hominy House near Flat Bock
last week, bat voting -widow named
Branscom, fnwi Philadelphia, flushed
him prematurely and his swallowtail
remains as yet nnsalted. His name was
La Fayette Aliggs, a tall and wiry man
from Tennessee. His father was in the
war and was also a very spare man. He
was in the hottest of the fight, but never
got a scratch. Several notches were cut
in him, but he never got a flesh wound.
He had no place for one. When he was
lacerated he never had gangrene. He
The young man is heir to a beautiful
marble quarry in Tennessee and is quite
a catch, but the widow cornered him on
a hot afternoon when the sun could
bring out the bouquet of her grewsome
mourning goods, and he paid his bill at
eventide, and, borrowing a tent, went as
far into the forest as he could go, as the
crow flies. The evaporation of hot tears
from the meshes of freshly dyed mourn
ing apparel, especially if the tears be
shed for another man, cast a gloom over
one whose victuals might otherwise set
well on ones stomach.
Thirty-eight women, a fresh air fund
excursion of children and a colored
waiter with the asthma are stopping at
the Ozone House.
The W. C. T. U. here has raised thirty
dollars toward building an opera home
at this place.
A stag dance was had at Clem Sour
wood's place last Friday was a week
ago, after which a watermelon .was cut.
Many said it was the best doings ever
they had been at.
Tbe finest and sweetest line of French
candies just received at Krell & Math's.
for Over HMJ I1' .
Mrs. Winolow's Soolhu' fJP ,.
been uei by mi'.licns of .''"H? '
their cbiidren while t':t:ij.r
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ouroea at niBniBnu rn'b.Lu .
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oy asicK enna suuerius u , .
pain of cuttiDg ttetc s-od at once J-;;
a bottle of -Mrs. WiestWs .;r!
Syrup" for children Uethin;. u
lieve the poor little sufferer intii
Depend upon it. mothers, thereino-
take about it. It cures dirrboe.
lates tbe stomach and bnvtU, cures
colic softens the gums, reduc.sun
tion and gives toce and e-eTr'.v
whole system, -Mrs Win!o
Syrup" for children teettins w V
to the taste and is the prrsrrp'ina
of the oldest and best lemue P ,
and nurses in tbe Urjited States. -all
druggists throughout tbe or'"- j
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure
ask for Mrs.WipsloWfSoo'bing V
Lemon ice cream at Krell fc 5;-i6-