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THE AltGUS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1891.
Ta aliased Duly ud Weekly at MM Becomd At
enrne. Bock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter.
Dally, toe per month; Weekly, $3.00
pet eari Tim
All eommanlcatlont of ft critical or argumenta
ttv character, political or reliirioaa, man have
rml un attached for publication Mo each artl
tteiea will be printed over fictitiona signatures -AMaysaoas
commonieatioDe not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
la Bock Island county.
Monday, October 12. 1891.
Thx Union seems to be extremely
anxious to secure some good office for
Mr. Gest, but the people on lower Sec
ad ayenue are much more solicitous re
garding a needed elevation to his side
walk. Ir Mr. Gest is thinking seriously of be
ing a candidate for any public cffice,
wouldn't it be a good idea for him to
bring the sidewalk in front of his resi
dence to grade, immediately T We know
of several republicans in this district who
would be mean enough to oppose his
nomination on that ground alone.
AlAERTON is now the greatest trotting
stallion on the turf, having beaten Nelson
in the great race at Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nelson won the first heat in 2:13, but the
flyer won the succeeding three in 2:141,
2:15 and 2:16. The Iowa animal's next
race will be with Nancy Hanks at Lex
ington, Ey.. on Thursday of this week.
As the mare is a prodigy of speed she is
expected to win and if she shall, her vic
tory will not detract from Allttrtoti's
fame or value.
This is a great year for big crops . Now
it is the salmon crop that exceeds any
thing in the history of the country. Pa
get sound is reported to be so fillel with
salmon, miking their annual run to the
found shores and the fresh water streams
for feeding and spawning, that the steam
boats seem to be floating on a solid mass
of fish. The paddles kill hundreds of
them and are choked with their bodies.
The sound steamer captains describe the
ran as an unbroken string of salmon 30
miles Ions, the water for that distance
being fairly alive with them. Neither
the oldest inhabitants nor the aged Indi
ans remember such a big salmon run. The
result of the enormous run is a big re
duction in prices. Usually good salmon
cell for 10 to 25 cents apiece, but now
at one cent each the market is glutted with
the fitiest quality of fish. At Tort Wil
liams a few days ago two casts of a seine
netted over 8.000 fine salmon. Every
body is fishing.
Irrlana' Great Patriot.
Who is there who is not saddened by
Charles Stewart Parnell's death . What
ever he was, morally, or whatever he
might have been on the contrary, he was
above all things a patriot, true to Ire
land's cause and he will live fotever in
the hearts of Irishmen whose love of
country is foremost. His death indeed
seems all the sadder in that it occurred
when it did, just at that time when
bis great life was shadowed the most by
domestic scandal. How true indeed, are
the words of the New York Sun, whose
tribute is here given in full:
No friend of Ireland, and no observer
of the really great achievements of our
time, can have beard the news of Mr.
Parnell's death without a pang of heart
fell sorrow. One is oppressed as by the
spectacle of some Greek tragedy, when
one recalls how much had been accom-.
plished by this man, and in how short a
period, and how suddenly and irrepara
bly he was to lose the fruit of his exer
tions. Painful beyond expression must
bave been the deathbed recognition that
for him on earth there could be no rehab
ilitation, no rescue from the ruin of his
It seems indeed deplorable that, if Mr.
Parcell were to die in the very prime of
manhood, he might not have perished
earlier, which stood before the eyes cf
men as the uncrowned king of Irland.
As it is, be has fallen in the hour of his
eclipse, when the sceptre bad departtd
from him, and when his personal ambi
tion seemed irrevocably divorced from
bis country's cause. He was fated by the
irony of destiny to die at a conv cture
when a single error and his desperate,
ill-timed struggle to retrieve it had in
the minds of most of his compatriots out
weighed all his inestimable services
Charles Stewart Parcell has passed be
yond the sphere of earthly aspiration and
endeavor at the moment when the Irish
Nationalist party, into which he breathed
the bretth of lire, is at last in fall view of
the promised land.
Yet we doubt not that from every
quarter of the globe where Irishmen are
domiciled there will now come the out
burst of sympathy for which he yearned
but yesterday, but which can meet his
car no more. The shadow which dark
ened the last year of his life will be for
gotten, and his grateful countrymen will
remember onlv that Charles Stewart Par
aell must, above all other men, be credi
ted with the imposing dimensions and
the unparalleled coherence ot the Irish
parliamentary party, to which are due
the achievements of the past and the
assurance of triumph in the future.
It may be that the fame of this indis
putable patriot is safer now than if he
had been forced to face another year of
fierce factional dissension ending in
almost inevitable defeat. As it is, the
good, and hot the evil, that he did will
live after him. There is room for him in
the mausoleum where the martyrs of '93
are buried. There is a place for him by
O'Conr.ell's side. Ay, the name of Par
nell may yet stand foremost on the roll of
those who through storm and shipwreck
bore aloft the standard of their country's
rights, and whose memories will be treas
ured as long as one Irish heart shall beat.
JVUGGETS FROM BILL NYE
HE PAUSES AT PHILADELPHIA AND
THROWS OFF A FEW REMARKS.
This Leads to Some Religions Rumina
tions Tale of a Man Teacher Who
Tried to Snatch a Brand from the
Darning He still Lives.
ICopyriKht, 1891, by Edgar Y. Ne.
PHn.ADEi.PHiA, October. Philadelphia
is pre-eminently a city of homes. The
domestic quality stands first ef all with
the true Phiiadelphian, and other mat
ters are made secondary to it. Some
how this givc3 us faith in the Phiiadel
phian and respect for him. Twenty
years ago Philadelphia had over COO
building associations in prosperous op
eration. The custom, even then, of selling-
to people of small means a lot and
home, to be paid for in the shape of rent,
waj quite general and successful. Every
thing is done here to foster the home.
Tho fostering hand of Philadelphia has
a steady job. winter and summer.
The food supply of this city is practi
cally unlimited. One can always buy
thir gs here for eating purposes, and at
a rtasonable price. The markets are
larg9, abundant and well supplied with
almost everything from stewed terrapin
to p.ckled pemmican.
The water supply is a source of great
local pride, and much of the good health
of tae community seems to be due to
that. Physicians tell me that open wells
should be looked upon with much sus
picion., and 1 believe that to be true.
Much poison is engendered in open wells
by tie decay of insects alone, which fall
in and are unable to get out again until
decomposition has taken place. Other
anim.il life also conceals itself in the
bottoai of the well, so that the old oaken
bnckt t. the one-thing-and-another bucket
that hanged in the well, is at times as
productive of injurious results as the
1 remember that we had a school well
near the gothic dugout in which I used
to retd Horace and Veritas, with my
thoughts far away in the Greek and Ro
man mburbs and my little soiled toe in
a rathole ender my desk. Once the ty
phoid fever broke out in our school and
carried off enough of my class in Sallust
so that 1 was almost at the head. 1
guess I would have been at the head of
the cUiss if it had not occurred to the
teacher to have the water analyzed and
the we l cleaned out.
They found at that time, as near as I
can recall the circumstance after so long
a time, three moss covered buckets that
had disappeared many years before, a
gallon of angleworms that bad died in
one another's arms, a venerable diction
ary of the English language, a black
board eraser, 'an old Bay State shawl,
a ladder, a tin dinner pail, a pair of yarn
mittens and a former teacher named
Rider, who had disappeared the day be
fore he was to come to our house to
board. And yet we lived as well at the
time as most of the neighbors did.
The manufactures of Philadelphia are
very extensive, and said to be greater
than in any other city of the Union, ex
tending idl the way along the scale from
the iron bridge of commerce down to
the unassuming ax helve of the work-a-day
world, it is safe to say that the
city is one of the most prosperous in this
respect within the borders of our trim
The exports of Philadelphia used to
double every five years, but whether
this ratio has been maintained recently
i have not the data at band for ascer
taining, and on the instructions for
pushing the bell button in my room 1 do
not Bee any authority which will war
rant my ringing for more data. Each
room is supposed to be supplied with all
the data it ought to have at one time, 1
presume, end if one wishes to nse more
he must do it at his own risk and his
The Matuilde Adler Loeb Dispensary
is a free-for-all institution founded by
Mr. and lira. Abraham Adler. There
is also a Heme for Aged and Infirm bra
elites, with a capacity of 100 inmates. I
do not know why it should be so large.
The inforu. ation that there is a possibil
ity of the time coming when there will
be 100 Israelites in this country who can
not take aire of themselves and loan
money to others will come to many of
my readers iike a clap of thunder from
a clear sky.
It is dedicated to the relief of the sick
and wounde 1, "without regard to creed,
color or nationality." That throws more
light on the subject 1 did not visit it.
but 1 will bot a new pack of foxhounds
against a two bushel bag of anise seed
and a full cry that the institution is
filled with colored people. No colored
man is going to allow a nice new hospi
tal to remai i vacant so long as he can
disembowel 1 is foot with an ax and then
get nursed back to health again.
The broad i pint of kindliness and gen
erosity show.-! in tha construction of
these and n.any other institutions in
Philadelphia is manifest e -erywbere,
and to be called the City of Brotherly
Love is an ambition which is laudable
to a degree. 1 do not know what it is
to be l.iudab e to a degree, but the ex
pression occu-s in a book which I am
l .i 1 1' 'j ' 1 '
bow reatlCag and I thought I would
Sometimes we find charity and toler
ance where we would least expect it,
and vice versa. In North Carolina,
where I may now be regarded as a sum
mer resident, taxpayer and fellow citi
een, there is, in some parts of the state,
a strong religions sentiment which must
be extremely gratifying to a factional
deity. I do not know, of course, how a
prayer is received at the Throne of
Grace which is ticketed as coming from
the Reformed or Established or Re-established
South, or the Hardshell Aquatic chnrch
looking northwest. The committee on
credentials must be pretty busy some
times settling the question of whether
rain prayed for by the high church shall
be supplied or the cessation of rain re
quested by the low church, or whether
good times with unlimited coinage shall
bo given by request of the Up-and-coming
Chnrch South or good times with a
restricted currency be sent to the coun
try in answer to the requests of the Up-and-coming
A man teacher, who is a pronounced
Episcopalian and who is zealous as all
should be in every walk of life, got into
difficulty a few weeks ago not far from
my cabin home. He and the mother of
a young girl of the neighborhood had
talked the matter over and decided to
enter the name of the girl as an appli
cant for membership in the Episcopal
church. But at that time a revival
broke out in the community, led by a
man with limited information but great
lung power. He was a plain man, with
an active boil on the back of his neck.
"Uis heart was good bnt his blood
was bad," in the language of a tarheel
acquaintance of mine.
The girl, however, was led away from
the teachings of the Established church
by the more passionate prayer of the
revivalist, together with the vociferous
song service led by him with the aid of
a little black walnut organ in which the
tremulo had been pulled out so far that
it could not be got back. The mother
tried to show her how it would pain her
to be saved in this informal and vocifer
ous manner, but she still attended the
revival, obtaining thereby much com
fort and steady company to and from.
The mother became quite exercised
over this matter and her housework to
gether, and so called in the man teacher
and asked if he would not go with her
to the meeting and see if he could not
persuade the young woman to return.
He had a kind heart, and so he said he
would. He went in while the mother
remained outside waiting. As he came
in he saw that the young girl was on the
mourners' lwnch; but he had promised
her mother, and so he went to where she
stood. All were singing. He spoke to
her softly and asked her to return with
him and have some style about her, but
she shook her head.
Then the leader said, "Let us pray."
His prayer consisted of a general attack
on the man teacher, "the devil that had
come among ns to steal away the lambs
of the fold," etc. The prayer was no
doubt actionable. Of course the man
teacher should bave had more sense than
to go in there and try to snatch a brand
from the burning when it was really an
other man's brand. When you fool with
another man's brand out where I used
to live you suddenly find yourself feel
ing around with your feet for a flour
barrel which some rude hand has kicked
away. (The idea of kicking away a flour
barrel by means of the rude hand is
original with me.)
Well, to make a long story short, an
other hymn followed and then a prayer
that left the Throne of Grace fully in
formed regarding the record of tjie man
teacher. It referred to him as the child
of hell and heir presumptive to that low,
malarial piece of property. It was a
prayer that would peel the varnish off
an ordinary pulpit and scorch the fringe
on the altar cloth. It was replete with
sensational information and crisp edi
torial comment. It had hard words in
it, and was highly flavored with refer
ences to htJl as a railroad center and
general outfitting point for people who
toyed with brands which others were in
the act of snatching from the burning.
The result was that in the back part
of the sanctuary a feeling was created
to that extent that in fifteen minutes
the man teacher fled, followed by a mob,
one or two of whom he saw pulling their
knives as they came. 1 "he mother ran
one way and the man teacher the other.
I MET HIM IS THE WOODS.
Be did not dare return to his boarding
place for two weeks, and when be did
he was arrested for disturbing religions
I saw him after he had been in the
forest two or three weeks as a result of
this "doctrinal difference." as he called
it He was in need of repairs. He told
his story with some feeling, and said
that he did not wish to be regarded as a
dangerous man. I do not think he was.
He meant well, I am sure but he Raid he
never had to sit by before and listen to
such an abusive prayer.
lie is below the medium height, and
does not strike one as being at all danger
ous to human life. He is a man with a
Blight physique, bnt otherwise very well.
Uis legs are short and his whiskers grow
We carry the celebrated line of E. P. Reed & Co., for ladies' fine siK,
- The finest line of Gentlemen's Footwear in the city, in Pat. Leath
van, Kangaroo, French calf, Etc. Latest styles.
A barrel of Tooth Picks given away with every pair of SHOES
New line of Mens Shoes at $2 .SO.
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island House
very rank and are faded at tne edges
like the tail of a red setter. He is cer
tainly a well meaning man, and Uvea
almost exclusively on thin gruel and a
well to do widow woman of advanced
I give ciis story as he tells it himself,
and it is- not a sensational story, but
comes from a man who says that he is
convinced now that his zeal took him
too far. At another time he would be
more conservative and take his meals in
the house. He 6ays that he would not
again place himself where he would be
come the topic of such a scathing prayer
for the best pair of steers in Henderson
county. He contemplates doing reli
gions and possibly pastoral work in the
future, but will guard against awaking
a spirit of offensive prayer and will see
in the future that when approaching the
throne of Grace he will avoid jostling
those who are armed.
The readers cf the Argus will be pleased
to learn that there is at lfca.'t one dreaded
disease that science has been able to cure
in all its stages, and that is catarrh.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive
cure now known to the medical fraternity.
Catarrh bcin? a constitutional disease, re
quires a constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous sur
faces of the system, thereby destroying
the foundation of the disease, and giving
the patient strength by building up the
constitution and assisting nature in doing
its work. The proprietors have so much
faith in its curative powers, that they
offer one hundred dollars for any case
that it fails to cure. Send for list of tes
F. J. Cdeenet & Co.. Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
Good looks are more than skin deep,
depending upon a healthy condition of all
the vital organs. If the liver be inactive,
you have a bilious look, if your stomach
be disordered you have a dyspeptic look
and if your kidneys be affected you have
a pinched look. Secure good health and
you will have good looks. Electric Bitters
is the great alterative and tonic acta
directly on these vital organs. Cures
pimples, blotches, boils and gives a gocd
complexion. Sold at Hartz & Bahnsen's
drug store, 60c. per bottle.
It Coniampton Inenraba.
Read the following: Mr. C. H. Mor
ris, Newark, Ark., says: "Was down
with Abscess of Lungs, and friends and
physicians pronounced me an Incurable
Consumptive. Began taking Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption, sm
now on my third bottle, and able to over
see the work on my farm. It is the finest
medicine ever made."
Jesse Middlewart, Decatur, Ohio, says
"Had it not been for Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption I would have
died of lung troubles. Was given up by
doctors. Am now in best of health."
Try it. Sample bottles free at Hartz &
Bahnsen's drug store.
BOCaXKN's ABNICA SALVB.
The best salve in the world for cats,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fevet
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
cores and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale bv Hartz & Bahnsen.
In the pursuit or the gcoa things of
this world we anticipate too much; we
sat out the heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtaiced from the use
of Dr. J ones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for ague and
malarial diseases, rtice, 60 cents, cf
Peach ice cream made from fresh ripe
peaches at Krell & Math's.
A school satchel given with
every pair of
Our Fall Stock is now
complete, and we are
confident we can
: Shirt Factory :
We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
Prices as Low ae the Lowest.
Also all kinds of
1609 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
Over Looelej's Crockery store.
MISS KATE BYRNES.
Laces, Veilings, Gilt Trimmings
Jet and Gilt Ornaments,
1709 Second avenue,
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furnishing aL kinds
of 8toyes with Castings at 8 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
u been added where aH kinds of machine
work will be done flnt-claes.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS.. Propts.
Jolir, Yolk & Co.,
8aeh, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for builders.
Blsnteenth BU bet. Third and Foarta am.
P SOUTH DAKm
Chicago, Minneapolis and Stfs.1
ia tne t unions Albert Ua fcara.
St. Louis, UTinneapoiis and St.f-.
la &u ixmig, ilinnear-oh 1 Sl Pia: sit La
Through Sleepers and ChairGrl
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AND ST.M
PEORIA, CEDAR RAPIDS AND SIOUX KUiaJ
CHICACO AND CEDAR RAPIDS
Via the t"usiot Albert 1 rrc.
THE SHORT LINE
SPIRIT LAKE Jt I 'J"
x ne ureat lowa summer Rear. I
For Railway and Hut. ILit".
Famplilrt ami all ii f 'rni:it:.n. mcm
Gt'U'l Ticket alii! ra-v-iun aj-il
FOR CHEAP HOWIES
On line of t!ii rani in N.irrtufVn
Southeastern MmnrM.ta ami 'tmrj ifct-l
wuere iroui.-ht and Top t;til::r'- un-Kbr. I
Thousands of olumc anvs J i:A v-i a I
IxK-al Excursion rai'' khcii. I'TfjliiJi-l
tlou as to prices f land aniir:,.Tf?of!rc,ifct
Uenl Ticket and PawnM r.L
All of the r.isiiiri'r Tram-. . ai!Dit.
tins Itailwav are Vated iram in
engine, and the Mam I.im Iu r.ivuMi:
are lighted with the Electric l.i-lit.
Maps, Time Tables, Through I'-tiff ani ii : I
formation furnished on aw!i".u u i-1
Tickets on sale over this riMiteiiialliirtKl
points in the I'nimi. and !- its Ait"Js,ki.
pans 01 tne I lined Mate ami xttun. I
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and local matters of interest. I'lcaxrckru:
local columns of lliis paper.
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