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Duly and Weekly at KM Second
aoao. Bock Island, 111.
J. W. POTTER.
TwBb Dally, 0e per month; Weekly, 3.00
'iu eommTiicat1oTH of a critical or argamenta
ttvo character, political or relialoaa, bm have
I aame attached for publication . No each arti
Ihiln wUl be printed over nctitioua signatures -aaw.yuus
eommanieatloni not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
to Rock Island county.
Thursday. Octobkb 15, 1891.
Does the objection raised by the Moline
Bepublican-Journal to the candidacy of
Hon. W. H Gest for attorney general,
imply that Holine has a candidate in view
lor a place on the republican atate ticket?
Thk Chicago Globe incidentally re,
marks that it has not noticed that hilar
ious enthusiasm among republican news
papers which those organs said would be
occasioned by the result of the Ohio joint
Peoria Herald: Ex-Congressman Gest
ot Bock Island, is talked of as a republi
can candidate for attorney general next
year. It is understood that the men who
make the proposition pronounce the ex
congressman's name with the soft sound
Springfield Register: ExnCzm Tom
Bexl denies the report that he is to re
sign his seat in congress to engage in
business. This is perfectly satisfactory.
People generally will be glad Tom is to
remain in the hcuse. They want to sse
him wiggle when Speaker Springer ad
ministers to him generous doses of his
A Silver shekel has been found in
Galveston ofjjlhe time of Simon Macca
beus, who livec 142 years before the be
ginning of the Christian era, and conse
quently is 2,033 years old. The coin is
estimated by competent judges to be
worth for its numismatic value $5,000,
while the intrinsic value of the silver it
contains does not exceed 51 or 52 cents.
Tee Eeeley cure for drunkenness has
Its ifs and onds. Oc. Demmery. of Au
rora, a slave to both whiskey and mor
phine, had been cured, but a fiend in a
friend's gard dared him, after month's
abstinence, again to taste whiskey. The
first drink made the victim very sick, but
he shortly overcame his repugnance to
the vile fluid and had soon absorbed a
sufficient quantity to render him drunk
and disorderly, and he had to be run in
by the police. The fellow who induced
him to overcome his good resolutions
and once more fill up with liquor, ought
to have been run in with him, or kicked,
Ltkan E. Knapp. governor of Alaska.
in his annual report to the secretary of the
interior says the products of Alaska ex
ported during the year and their value
were: 688,832 cases of salmon, valued at
t2,753,32S; 4.150 pounds of ivory, worth
f 9.607; 231,282 pounds of whalebone,
worth fl.503,333; 14,690 gallons of whale
oil. worth 94.467; 1,133,000 codfish,
9569.000; 7,300 barrels salted salmon,
. $73,000; gold and silver bullion. 1 1.000,'
000; 21,586 fur seals taken under lease,
9647,880; 60.000 skins taken by poachers,
$1,800,000; other furs and skins. 1450,.
000; curios. $25,000; other products.
$106,900; total, $8,941,515.
EsHtor Watternon'a Brilliant Oratory
At the Army of the Tennessee banquet
in Chicago a few days ago, Barry Wat
tenon, editor of the Louisville Courier-
Journal, delivered a most eloquent ad
dress. The force of the address is appar
ent when it is considered that the
speaker was a soldier who fought on the
other side. These were his closing re
marks: "I recall nothing in history so sublime
as the spectacle of that brave spirit,
Grant) broken in fortune and in health.
with the dread hand of the dark angel
clutched about his throat, struggling
with every breath to hold the clumsy,
unfamiliar weapon with which he sought
to wrest from the jaws of death a little
something for the support of wife acd
children when he was gone! If he had
done nothing else that wo aid have made
his exit from the world an immortal
"A little while after I came home from
the last scene of all I found that a
woman's hand had collected the insignia
T had worn in the magnificent melancholy
pageant the orders assigning me to
duty and the funeral scarfs and bsdges
and had grouped and framed them; un
bidden, silently, tenderly; and when I re
flect that the hands that did this were
those of a loving southern woman whose
father had fallen on the confederate side
in the battle, I said: 'the war indeed is
over; let us have peace!' Gentlemen,
soldiers, comrades, the silken folds that
twine about us here, for all their soft and
careless grace, are yet as strong as hooks
of steel. They hold together a united
people and a great cation; for realizing
the truth at last with no wounds to be
healed and no stings of defeat to remem
ber the South says to the North, as
simply and as truly as was said 8.000
years ago in that far-away meadow upon
the margin of the mystic res: ' "Whither
thou goest I will go; and where tbnu
lodgest I will lodge, toy peonle shall be
my people, and tby God my UJd. '
THE TARIFF ROSS WOMEN.
Why Olmaa Frwlt Jan Ha.ro Been High.
A Trast Did IU
The National Glass Budget, the organ
of the glass-workers' labor anions, has
recently printed a piece of news which
will show the housewives of the United
States why they have been paying such
high prices of late for glass fruit jars.
It is another story, now grown familiar,
of a tariff trust putting up prices to
gather in tariff spoils. The manufac
turers of these jars are protected by a
duty of 40 per cent, on the best jars, ana
still higher on those of cheaper quality.
low let the buyers of fruit jars keep
that fact in mind and read what The
Glass Budget says. After speaking of
the great boom in glass jars at the time
when the factories resumed work after
the summer shut-down, this paper
"Behind the boom there is a most in
teresting story of how Whitney Bros.,
i f the Whitney glass works, at Glass
lorough, N. J., have scooped up a clear
I rofit of 1200,000.
'Two years ago Whitney Bros, found
t lemselves in a position where it was
t their advantage to take the entire
product of an outside factory which
run on jars for them. The Whitney'
cvn mills continued to turn out the
Oi-ual amount, and the trade looked with
horror upon the jars,, which were piled
up into the thousand gross.
'At the beginning of the season a
combination was made in which it was
agreed to maintain the price at $7.50 a
gT3ss. The Whitneys were in, but even
th s combination did not let the others
rest easy. When the boom came the
W aitneys had about 4o,000 gross of jars
on hand aud they were masters of the
satiation. Up jumped the price. It
roe quickly from 7 to $7.50, to $3.50, to
110.50, to $11 and to f 11.50, and still
Wl.itney Bros, had thousands of jars.
Th y could not ship them fast enough to
che:k the rise. From five to fifteen car
loads have been going daily from their
stoi ehous?s in Glassborough and Salem,
and yet but a small fraction of the de
mai.d was met. Prices continued to jump,
and Tuesday offers as high as twelve
and fourteen dollars per gross were made
wit! out securing the jars. The resump
tion of work at the factories will have
no appreciable effect on the market."
Last fall, when the McKinleyites were
so overwhelmingly routed at the polls.
Senator John Sherman. Tom Reed and
others said. "The women did it." Are
not the women ready to "do it" again?
CARPETS UNDER A LOW TARIFF.
The Carpet Industry Coder a Thirty Per
Cent. Tariff Hefore the War.
The protectionists claim the carpet in
dustry, both in its great development
and in its cheapening of carpets, as a pe
culiarly bright illustration of the bless
ings of a high tariff. This claim they
make for the high tariffs which have
prevailed since the war period, the low
tariff of 30 per cent, ad valorem in the
low tariff period beginning in 1846 not
being considered by them as a protection
period at all They refer to it as the
"reverue tariff period." and even as the
free trade period, with such contempt
do they regard the little 30 per cent
duty on carpets in that day.
But even uuder that low tariff our
carpet industry was flourishing and was
teaching Europe how to make carpets.
In a document sent to the ways and
means committee at Washington in 1857,
and signed by all the leading agents for
the sale of domestic wool in Tnew York,
the following language was used, "In
Brussels and Wilton carpets our manu
facturers challenge the world, and Eng
land has but recently supplied herself at
considerable expense with the patent
right to an American loom."
In the same year the Philadelphia
Evening Bulletin, in describing certain
carpets, said, "These velvet and tapes
try carpets are now made by a New
England worsted company so perfectly
equal in every respect to the best foreign
article that not merely the ordinary
buyer, bt:t even the English manufac
turer himself is unable to find in them
any inferiority to the best imported."
This was possible under the 80 per
cent, duty before the war, yet the 40 per
cent duty on carpets proposed in the
Mills bill was looked upon with pre
tended al.irm by the high tariff cranks
and was denounced as little short of
Although onr carpet industry demon
strated its ability to prosjer tinker 80 per
cent., Mclanley came forward last year
with a grand flourish of trumpets and
gave the rxanufacturers protection' run
ning all th-j way from 50 to 83 per cent.
Did he thir k that our manufacturers are
suffering lrom European pauper com
petition? We imported only 605.000
square yards during the fiscal year 18SX),
the very tiiae when he was so industri
ously enga ed in putting up the high
What "Abroad" Means to rja.
We are getting plenty of illustrations
this year of the value of the foreign
market to our people. Not only are the
farmers going to derive the whole of
their renewtd prosperity out of the ex
port trade instead of out of the tariff.
but even the coal miners of Pennsylvania
are looking to increased demands for
fuel on the railroads that are bringing
the surplus crops to the seaboard to take
off their hands the surplus coal produc
tion and rai) prices thereby. It is this
"abroad" demand which we have af
fected to despise and even tried to cut
off that is bringing hope aud salva
tion to the najority of our people this
year. Providence Journal.
McKinley frankly admits that the
tariff is a "skin game, when be says it
a "taxing somebody else's property
rather than o ir own; taxing the prop
erty of other nations seeking a market
In the United States.
And the man does not see the down
right dishonest y of the thingl What if
Indiana could invent some? curious
rcheme to make Ohio pay the Hoosiers'
taxes? Would he not be the first to de
nounce it as di honest?
'." Ylrwd Byoo m lawnaU.
"Among other evil results from abuse of
the eyesight," said a medical expert in the
treatment of eye and ear, "is the fact that
to it may be attributed the great increase
In recent years of the much dreaded in
somnia. From my experience with the
hundreds of cases of -eye affections I am
satisfied that three-quarters of the cases of
sleeplessness come from nervousness di
rectly traceable to undue strain upou the
optic nerve. In these days of unceasing
work the eyes are not given the rest to
which they are entitled. Clerks, lawyers
and professional men generally are con
tinuously poring over books and papers,
and the result is apparent not only in the
actual injury to the eye itself, but in the
retroactive effect upon the nerve and brain.
Even t be amusements and recreations in
which they indulge after the day's work
are of a character to be a still further
strain upon the eye.
'Insomnia in women comes largely from
too much work with the needle or pro
tracted occupation in some clerical posi
tion. There is a simple remedy for sleep
lessness, which by its unfailing success
proves that the trouble largely comes from
the overstrain of the eyes. It the sufferer
will take a small piece of towelinjror other
soft cloth and fold in it two small bits of
ice, and then lie down and adjust the cloth
so that the ice will exactly cover the closed
eyes, he will shortly find himself dropping
off into a refreshing sleep. This, of course.
is only a temporary relief, but the insom
nia victim can readily cure himself by
shielding his eyes from overmuch strain."
New York Telegram.
How the Autocrat Proposed.
It was on the Common that we were
walking. The mall or boulevard of our
Common, you know, has various branches
leading from it indifferent directions. One
of these runs down from opposite Joy
street southward across the whole length
of the Common to Boylston street We
called it the long path and were fond of it
I felt very weak indeed (though of a
tolerably robust habit) as we came oppo
site the head of this path on that morning.
I think I tried to speak twice without mak
ing myself distinctly audible.
At last I Rot out the question, "Will you
take the long path with mef" "Certainly,"
said the schoolmistress, "with much pleas
ure." "Think." I said, "before you an
swer. If you take the long path with me
now, I shall interpret it that we are to part
no more." The schoolmistress stepped
back with a sudden movement, as if an
arrow had struck her.
One of the granite blocks used as seats
was hard by, the one you may still see
close by the gingko tree. '"Pray sit down,"
I said. No, no, she answered softly. "I
will walk the long path with you."
I he old gentleman who sits opposite
met us walking arm in arm about the mid
dle of the long path, and said very charm
ingly, "Good morning, my dears." Oliver
Musical Car W histles.
To the average New Yorker who finds
himself in Brooklyn in the course of the
open car season the most remarkable
feature of the occasion is the solos per
formed by the conductors when they start
and stop the aforesaid cars.
They are not satisfied with the "toot" to
stop and the "toot-toot" to go ahead that
tbeir New York brethren use, but run in
bewildering combinations of "tootle-tootle-U-too"
and '"whoopety-whoop" that makes
a stranger's brain reel. Some have a double
whistle and some boast whistles with three
pipes. These gentlemen penetrate the air
with bird notes and gurgling trills, and
when a dozen cars of as many lines get
bunched together at the bridge or Fulton
ferry the resemblance to a rehearsal of a
brass band on Saturday night is startling.
I asked a conspicuous performer on the
pipes the reason for his outbursts, and he
replied: "It's de kids, see? If we use 'er
plain whistle dey gets onto us, see? 'En
dey make de driver keep astoppin' all day,
see?" New York Herald.
Disease Carried by Files.
Any one who has been in Egypt will
have had an object lesson on the propaga
tion of disease by flies. The many victims
of ophthalmia to be seen there usually have
their open sores covered by swarms of flies,
which makes the presence and obtrusive
ness everywhere in that country of this in
sect pest doubly abhorrent from the possi
bilities of contagion by contact with them.
The prevalence of ophthalmia in Egypt is
attributed specially to these swarms of
flies, which convey infection from affected
subjects to those unaffected.
In our own country there is no specific
malady which may be thus mainly attrib
utable to the germ carrying action of flies,
but it is quite possible that niauy cases.
where the sources of infection cannot be
traced, may have had their origin in the
presence of flies unwittingly admitted from
tainted places. Brooklyn Eagle.
What a Traveler Saw In America.
A German scribe relates that during a
visit to America he saw three journals
printed on Eugar cakes flattened out
Rolled chewing tobacco formed the sheet
on which two other journalists recorded
the news of the day. Five offices utilized
fly papers, and the genius of seven editors
was displayed upon pocket handkerchiefs.
The climax of astonishment was reached
when the Teuton purchased a newspaper
formed of a porous plaster! He went on to
relate that three publishers defy competi
tion by having their subscribers photo
graphed yearly, several give their sub
scribers free burial, five invite them to a
dinner once a month, and 5J00 provide them
witn medical advice! London Tit-Bits.
On a Pullman coach, on my way to Mar
quette, on the Duluth, South Shore and
Atlantic railroad, a colored porter asked
me if I knew a certain other passeucer. I
did not "Well," said the porter, "he has
just given me a five dollar bill, and said he
did It 'for a starter. Dat feller is iist reek
ing with money, for sure." A man who
will give a porter five dollars for a starter
where others expect to satisfy him with
twenty-live cents is a vulgar fellow, no
matter what bis wealth or position may be.
Julian Ralph in New York Sun.
An Ore Concentrator.
A new ore concentrator has been devised.
which operates by crushing the material to
about a quarter of an inch in size, and
which, exposed to the action of powerful
magnets, separates the particles of iron ore.
The particles of ore are again crushed to a
finer state, and ,ngain exposed to magnetic
action, resulting in a concentrated con
dition of the iron. Exchange.
Fresh Water Pearls.
Fresh water pearls are found in many
streams of this country in the shells of
tuus.se Is, called "unios." More than f 10.0UO
Worth of them were sent to New York at
one time within three months from Wis
consin, one specimen being sold for 500.
We rnrrv the relehrnterl line nfF P RpaH x., .
The finest line of Gentlemen's Footwear in the citv. in Pat 1
van, Kangaroo, French calf,
A barrel of Tooth Picks given away with every pair of SHOES.
New line of Mens Shoes at $250.
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island House.
S100 E ward $100.
The readers of the Abgus will be pleased
to learn that there is at lea?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 being 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 uature in doing
its work. The proprietors have so much
faith in its curative powers, that they
offer one hundred dolUrs for anv case
that it fails to cure. Send for list of tes
F. J. Cheese y & Co.. Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
Ik Bnnnla bs in lvoty House.
J. B. Wilson. 871 Clay street. Sharps-
burg, Pa., says be will not be without
Dr. King's Sew Discovery for consump
tion, coughs and colds, that it cured bis
wife who was threatened with pneumonia
after an attack of "la grippe, when va
rious other remedies and several physi
cians had done her no good. Robert
Barber, of Cook-port, Pa., claims Dr.
King's New Discovery has done him more
good than anything he ever used for
lung trouble. Nothing like it. Try it.
Free trial bottles at Hariz & Bahnsen's
drug store. Large bottles, 50c and f 1.
This remedy is becoming so well known
an'd so popular as to need no special men
tion. AH who haye Ufed Electric Bitters
sing the same song of praise. A purer
menicine does not exist and it is guarant
eed to do all that is claimed. Eleetric
Bitters will cure all diseases of the liver
and kidneys will remove pimples, boils,
salt rheum and other affections caused by
impure blood. Will drive malaria from
the system and prevent as well as cure all
malarial fevers. For c ire of headache,
constipation atd indigestion try Electric
Bitters Entire satisfaction guaranteed,
or money refunded Price 50 cents and
$1.00 per bottle at Hartz & Bahnsen's
BUCELKK'8 A.KNICA SAL VS.
The best salve in the world for cats,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns 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 & B&hnsen.
Jct over Fifty 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 Soothing
8yrup" 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 syeiem, "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 States. Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
Catarrh mHsw XoKlaad.
Ely's Cream Balm gives satisfaction to
every one using it for catarrhal troubles.
G. K. Mellor. druggist, Worcester, Mass.
I believe Ely's Cream Balm is the beet
article for catarrh ever offered the public.
Bush & Co., druggists, Worcester,
An article of real merit. C. P. Alden,
druggist. SpriccQeld. Man.
Those who use it speak highly of it.
" WW 11
weorge a. mil, druggist. Bpringfitld.
Cream Balm las riven aatitfsrtnrw re
sults. W. P. Draper, druggist, Spring-
The only complexion powder in the
world that is without vulgarity, without
injury to the user and without doubt a
punner, is rozzom i.
A school satchel given with
every pair of
Our Fall Stock is now
complete, and we are
confident we can
. XW4 tul MUies tinesl
Etc. Latest styles.
: Shirt Factory :
We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
Also all kinds of
1609 Second ATenae, Bock Island.
Orer Loosley's Crockery store.
MISS KATE BYRNES.
Laces, Veilings, Gilt Trimming,
Jet and Gilt Ornaments,
1709 Second avenue,
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
done. A epeclsltj of famishing al kinds
of Stores with Castings at ( cents
A MACHINE SHOP
bas been added where all kinds of ""H"
work will be done first -class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS. Propts.
John Yolk & Co.,
; HOUSE BUILDERS.
8ash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for builder.,
lichteentfc St, bet. Third and Feartft avaa.
" wiiicr, Ujfi
Chicago, Minneapolis and Sl.
Via th Famous Albert Lm I
St. Louis, KTinneapolis and SlhA
tuoi AsOoift, Aanneapoiis & be tun &x
Through Sleepers and Ctetsl
KANSAS CITY. MINNEAPOLIS M3 SIM
PEORIA, CEDAR RAPIDS AND SIOUX FALLS.aU.1
UMItAUU AND CEDAR RAP05
Vis the Famous Albert Left Boot
THE SHORT LINE
Th Great Iowa Summer Resor. I
For Railway and Hotl Eat, rvrrol
I aniplilt-t ami all imnnuat.'tt. uMr
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r0R CHEAP HOWES
On line of tliio mad tn N"orthitt'n lm
Southeastern Minnesota arid I'aml lett
where drought and crop failure an- eiLa.
Thousands of ehok-e aTvs of kind w an
Loral Excursion rates Een. Fur ('ill u!
tlon as to prices of land aud r.ito of luc,m
Genl Ticket and Passene-r A2?nt
All of the Passeucer Train m: al! KraflB:
this Kailwav are heated 1V slun IruR
engine, and the Main ljne IavPasscrifaIa
are ncmea witn me timnc una.
Mais, Time Tables. Throudi KaSrs
formation furnished on applicaii"n v Aira
Ticket" on iale over this route al ail PTC33
points In the Cnion. and hy its Aiia.tiii
parts of the United States and Canada.
and local matters ol int-rest, plrasc rtlat4
local columns of this paper.
C. J. IVES, J. E. HANNESM.
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