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THE AUG US, MONDAY, OCTQ13EK 19, 1891.
rihtlrtti 1 'y and Weekly at 1M Beooad At
h, Bock Island, HI.
I. W. Potter. Publisher-.
Daflj. Me pet month; Weekly, $2.00
All eaaunrieatloiie of s critical or argumenta
tta character, political or reliaioaa, man have
real same attached for pobllcaiion. No such artl
UclM win be printed over IctlUoos signatures -
OorreraoBdence eolidted from srarj township
ni commaiiieanoDa dot noticeo.
a atoca island
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Monday. October 19, '1891.
An inquiring but Terj dense mind be
longing to Philadelphia monopolist or
one of bis tools, asked the New York
World the following question:
Which is better for this country, to send
the money for tin plate over to Wales, so
that the 10.000 Welshmen shall distribute
it among the trade there, or to pay it out
to men here, so that it will be distributed
among our own people?
The World solres the problem Tery
neatly, and if the inquiring mind has any
sense it will see the point Reckoning,
ays the Springfield Register, the wages
of 10.000 tin plate workers at $400 a year
each, thetr pay would amount to $4,000,
000. Mr. McKinley says that there will
be paid into the national treasury this
Tear, from the duty ftaxl on tin. $16.-
. j x 1 r
000,000, This is all paid by American
consumers of tin plate which includes
the entire population. As a business
operation, therefore, it would be better to
board the 10,000 imported Welshmen at
good hotels, letting them do nothing, and
bay tin plate where it can be bought
cheapest. The American people wcull
uto at least $6,000,000 by the change.
Peobia Herald: Qeceral Wansmaker's
mammoth political scheme of having
county seat postmasters visit the smaller
offices and report on their behavior
mms 10 us working 10 suit uis
bargain counter intellect lie is handing
out to the press samples of the replies of
bis captains of his mighty army, which
are as sweet and flattering as the recita
tions at the Philadelphia Sunl&y school,
which the postmaster general gees over
to the city of Brotherly Love to teach
every Eutday. Of course, the object of
the postmaster general is well understood
by the intelligent public Before Clark
son went out he took very particular
pains to remove every democratic post
master from a county seat. These
. county seat postmasters have been parad
ing themselves, dressed in their little
brief authority, annoying seme poor
devil who had a little $200 or $300 office,
and nrplnir him to take a nolo nf the Tit.
ters of his precinct This is the size of
Jt, and Mr. Rathbone, a machine politi
cian, who now officiates as fourth assis
tant postmsster general, who, it will be
remembered, was a well-known character
in Cincinnati and Ohio under Dudley,
and was afterward appointed chief of the
detective cervice of the treasury, is the
instigator of this whole contemptible
piece of political work.
That Dable iMsappalatraent "
Under the caption of "A Double Dis
appointment to Rock Island and Moline,"
the Union of yesterday morning publish
es a card from ex-Congressman W. II.
Gest, referring to his reported candidacy
for the republican nomination for the
office of attorney generd of the state and
aaying, "I am grateful to you and my
fnends for the kindly spirit manifested
toward me, but I desire to say that I have
not been,and am not now a candidate for
that office,' and also the assurance that
Hon. Charles B. Deere, of Moline, is not
a candidate for the republican nomina-
tion for congressman from the Eleventh
congressional district. In the accompany
ing comments it is surprising withrhat
apparent regret the Union views Mr.
Gest's declination on the one hand, and
with what a degree of exultation on the
other hand it announces Mr. Deere's to
sition. On this point the Union's own
language will be read with interest. Af
ter submitting the Monmouth Atlas' pre
sentation of Mr. Deere's name, the Union
hastens to say:
Uohapsily there is a dissenter in our
republican fold, and as that dissenter is
Mr. Deere himself, he cannot well be ig
nored. We had it weeks ago from Mr.
Deere's closest friends that he would not
under any circumstances consent to be
considered a candidate, and the
answer to every inquiry since made has
been of the same tenor, and M'. Deere
himself, when seen by the writer, most
rvtaitiw-elv rlernnerl tn hp a fanrli.-ta'A Tt
might be that he would yield to a sub
stantially unanimous call from the re
publicans of the district but even this is
doubted by those who know his fixity of
It will not be at all surprising for
republicans after reading the Union's
double disappointment" Moline repub
licans especially to imagine that as bt
ween Mr. Gest's declination to be a candi
date for "that office" (the attorney gen
eralship) and the Union's emphatic and
positive assurance that Mr. Deere is not
a candidate for congress, that Mr. Gest
and the government's port of entry officer
baye other aspirations which are of con
cern to the people of the Eleventh con
gressional district In view o such con
clusion the Moline RcpabHcia-Journ&l
may again be prompted to assume that
'the Union is determined that Moline
shall not bo "in it."
A handsome complexion Is one of the
greatest charms a woman can possass
f oeioni s Complexion powder gives it
BUNCOMBES BUNKO MAN
WHEN YOU SEE BILL NYE COM
ING, RUN FOR DEAR LIFE.
lie la a Bad Man from BumhIm, with
Store Clothe and Parmchnte Pants.
Two Victims Who Baeaped Lire and
Death la a Museum.
Copyright, 1801, by Edgar W. Nye.
New Yohk, October. After an entire
summer in the pine clad bills and fir
tr mmed valleys of North Carolina, New
Yurk seems to me more vociferous than
ever. To a pastoral person like myself,
interested in the growth of plant life,
tho mean annual artificial rainfall and
tho growth of glanders in equestrian cir
cles, the exposed bowels of Broadway
as I may be pardoned for saying, I trust,
sin 20 that street so forcibly reminds me,
THE RUSTIC BUNCOMBE,
with its open expression and exposed
pipes, conduits and canals, of the man
on th title page of the zodiac Broad
way, vith its hurry and rush and busi
ness at.d omitted dividends; its torn and
disfigured surface; its crowds of young
men who brag about being such rooeys,
as the French say, when in fact they are
not or they would not blow so much
about it; its flocks of beautiful girls
with bright, new, becoming frocks; its
gangs cf patient toilers, who are putting
in the tew cable at a rate which makes
the old moss covered street opener of
New Yurk crazy; its returning troops of
brown and beautiful children, fresh
from tl e fields where the black eyed
Susans And the bluebells glow, all, all
bewilder a rustic from the woods of
Buncombe county, N. C, and cause him
to buy n jw clothes for himself so that he
will not so readily attract the green
This time, somehow, when I am busier
than ever, I think I am more than usu
ally annoyed by these people. A very
disagreeable thing occurred to me not
long ago. It was different from any
thing I hid ever before experienced. I
was in tbe well known publishing house
of the Scribners, looking at new books
in the sjJesroom and especially admir
ing a bea itifnl volume of Hiawatha,"
illustrated by Remington, who makes
such truthful frontier horses and I had
almost said such truthful Indians.
While I was thus engaged I saw at a
distance a Chicago gentleman who pub
lished a lxxk for me once. I met him
when we made the contract, about five
years ago, and expected to se him every
sixty days after that, at which times I
was to receive statement and check, bat
instead of all this he began to build and
also bought a team. Well, for those
reasons I did not see him any more, and
so was not quite sure that it was he in
faet it was not, but I felt sure it must
be. However, I was well dressed and
wished to let the Chicago man know
that we Ne w Yorkers are a courteous
and kindly race of people, so, as I looked
well and had my new fall hat, I thought
I would ak him up to my club, blow
him off, as it were, hare dinner with
cake and pr serves, and practically have
a time of it, allowing bygones to be by
gones. I sailed gnyly np to him and assumed
a well bred attitude which my coach
man has taught me on rainy days this
"Good morning, Mr. Skeezix," I said.
SkoezLx was not the name of the man I
knew, but it ought to be. "Good morn
ing, Mr. Ske zix. When did you leave
He looked ;it me as one does who has
been bunkoed only a week or so before
and whose festering wound is torn open
afresh by a m:w bunko man. He turned
a little pale and put his hand to the
pooket which contained his pass. With
the other hand he felt for the bright, new
and massive watch chain with the gold
horse hanging from it as a charm.
"That is not my name, sir," he said,
with dry lips and husky voice. "The
man yon want is coming this evening.
He has a Car 1 ad of watermelons. "
"No," I said, "he is not in the water
melon line. E'e in a publisher. Are you
not Mr. Skeerit?"
"No, air; lam not Mr. Skeezix, and I
am not going to tell you who I am so
that you can go around the corner and
tell your partner either."
Just then M r. Scribner came along
and said "Gocd morning," as he called
me by name, aiid we chatted on pleas
antly about' be ks, of which I am pas
sionately fond, buying almost every
thing of value that has a pretty binding,
so that now I hi.ve one of the prettiest
little libraries in the east I have no
old books. I keep only the neat, new
ones, with kaleidoscopic backs, so that
my bookcases a: perfectly resplendent
As we talked I saw the keen student
of humanity who had done me the cruel
wrong to take me for a bunko man. He
was evidently as' ting the salesman some
thing. When ht had gorged his curios
ity for eifct or nine seconds he went out
of the door hurriedly, leaving a large
eighteen dollar IUble which be had paid
for but forgot to take with hhn.
The above is substantially true. Once
I met a gentleman at a dinner in St
Louis and we talked for halt a boor,
being neighbors at the table. A year
afterward I was in New York and did
not know single human being; ami,
I may add, only one married one.
Suddenly on the street one day when
I was walking walking in imitation of
a man who is walking toward some
place which he has in his mind, and not
succeeding very well with the imitation
all at once, when I would have given
twenty dollars for the sight of a familiar
face, no matter whose, I saw my dinner
I need not say that I 'was glad. I
hailed him with a welcome that was no
doubt a little too boisterous for New
York. It was too unstudied and glad.
But you must remember that a measly
landlady who was constantly borrowing
money of me and weeping on my vest
was the only one in the city whom I
knew, and I wanted to meet some one
who was healthy and normal and who
could talk with me.
He drew himself up to his full height,
which made his little tan colored box
coat look like a Garibaldi waist on him,
and said in deep chest notes ice chest
notes: "I beg your pardon, sir, but you
are mistaken. I do not know you, sir."
I can still remember how nice and
white his teeth were as he said it, and
how he looked like a man who is having
a three-quarter picture taken to send to
one he loves. He was a good looking
man, and as I stood there I fell uncon
sciously into comparing his snuff colored
derby of the newest block with my hat,
which was of course clean and decent,
but it was a soft and shapeless little
thing with no self assertion about it I
knew that, but still I did not think he
would freeze me for that.
It got colder and colder though. I
told him who I was as I rubbed my chil
blains and felt his icy manner calling
forth the goose eruptions on my peachy
surface. He said he had never seen me
never. I finally asked him if his name
were not Mr. .
He said it was not
I went to his hotel. It gave me some
thing to do. I was glad of it I dis
covered that I was right There was
only one way to account for it. He
thought very likely that I wanted to
borrow money or I would not have
given him a western welcome in a city
where it is not the custom. I was too
glad to see him. That was alL Since
then, in the light of a riper experience,
I guess he was right The indications
were "agin" me.
But we ought not to judge people by
their clothes. We do it, of course, un
consciously. Clothes do not make the
man, but they finish him np somehow.
There was a western judge once who
reprimanded the defendant in court for
wearing such a ragged and reprehen
sible pair of trousers.
"J udge," said the prisoner, "you must
not judge me by these poor old worn
trousers. It is nnjust to me, judge. It
is not fair or generous. My pantaloons
may be poor, judge, but they cover a
This is often the case.
Yesterday I visited the wonders of the
museums. They are delightful. All
dime museums resemble one another in
one respect they smell the same. Why
should art suffer so? I am greatly inter
ested in every little jew de sprit of na
ture, such as the two headed girl, the
boy with various limbs and only one
head, etc. Nature when she tries to be
humorous, will always find an apprecia
tive audience in me.
As a boy I walked twelve miles to see
the Siamese twins. I remember it be
cause it was the first time I ever ordered
a dinner from a printed menu at a high
price reiterate, as we called it I look
back on that dinner with horror. Pre
serves and terrapin, I think, constituted
one course. The waiter early began to
read me, as did the young man who
waited on David Copperfield when he
was on his way to school.
He helped me order things. People
came from a distance to see the goods I
had ordered. The order was kept for
years, till the restaurant burned down.
If it had not been destroyed I would not
have had the courage to rise and win a
At one of the museums a group of
wax figures has a breathing apparatus
connected with it A man with a spear
in his watch pocket and a gaping wound
with roof paint oozing out of it is breath
ing his life away by means of nice new
rubber lungs, the only kind that can
stand the stifling and poorly ventilated
air of the place.
One man said to the keeper, "Sir, the
air here in this museum seems fixed,
does it not?"
"Yes," said the museum lecturer, who
is a great wag; "it was fixed by Soodoo,
tbe six legged calf that died Thursday
and is being embalmed today. We
should have done it sooner. This figure,
ladies and gents, is that of Eva Hamil
ton, the actress, who rose to sudden his
trionic prominence by means of her
liason. She did not receive that recog
nition by the profession which she
thonght she deserved, and the press was
real mean to her. She looks a little bit
ious in this figure as you see her here.
C n liRS
We carry the celebrated line of E. P. Reed & Co.,
The finest line of Gentlemen's Footwear in the
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 STOKE
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island House.
thus showing tlat her liver did not act
any better than she did.
"The figure was formerly that of
Mary, queen of Scots. The artist who
done it over regards it as his great chief
I have just received here, since I came
to New York, Mr. Robert P. Porter's
little brochure containing some of the
most thrilling statistics that I have ever
read. I am delighted with the work,
though pained to read that during the
past year death has robbed us of 765,211
horses and asses. It should be a lesson
to those of us who are still spared as
monuments cf mercy, and we should so
live that we may be always ready when
our own summons comes to meet our
fate with a plad and resonant bray. Do
you not think so, Brother Porter?
100 K ward $100.
The readers of the Argcs will be pleased
to learn that there is at least one dreaded
dUease 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 tbe blood and mucous sur
faces of the system, thereby destroying
the foundation of tbe disease, and giving
tbe 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 cne hundred dollars for any case
that it fails to cure. Send for list of tes
F. J. Cheenky & Co., Toledo, 0.
Sold by druggists, 75c
It bon.ld b in Ivair Hons.
J. B. Wilson, 871 Clay street. Sharps
burg, Pa., says he will not be without
Dr. King's New 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 Cooksport, Pa., claims Dr.
Sing's New Discovery bts done him more
good than anything he ever used for
lung trouble. Nothing like it. Try it.
Free trial bottles at Hartz & Bahnsen's
drugstore. Large bottles, 50c and fl.
This remedy is becoming so well known
and so popular as to need no special men
tion. All who baye used Electric Bitters
sing tbe same song of praise. A purer
meoicine does not exist and it is guarant
erd to do all that is claimed. Electric
Bitters will cure all diseases of the liver
and kidneys will remove pimples, boils,
salt rheum and other affections caused by
impure blcod. Will drive malaria from
the system and prevent as well as cure all
malarial fevers. For c ire of headache,
constipation aiid indigestion try Electric
Bitters Entire satisfaction guaranteed,
or money refunded Price 50 cents and
1.00 per bottle at Harts & Bahnsen's
BrjCXLXH'S ABHICA SALVB.
The best salve in the world for cats,
braises, 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 85 cents per
box. For sale bv Harti & Bahnaea.
Catarrh laVnr Inflate1.
E'j'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 best
article for catarrh ever offered the public.
Bush & Co., druggists. Worcester,
An article cf real merit. C. P. Alden,
druggist Springfield, Mats.
Those who use it speak highly of it
George A. Hill, druggist, Springfield.
Mass. . .
' Cream Balm has given satisfactory ie
...1.- m . .
una. n.r. israper, druggist, Spring'
A school satchel given with
every pair of
Our Fall Stock is now
complete, and we are
confident we can
Etc. Latest styles.
: Shirt Factory;
"We axe now prepared to take
your measure and make
WOB KM AN SHIP
Prices aa Low aa the Lowest.
All kinds of Repairing done.
Also agent for Rockford Clothing Company.
Fine custom-made pants from S3 to $10.
1009 Second ATenne, Rock Island.
Over Looslej'a Crockery store.
MISS KATE BYRNES.
Laces, VelUrgs, Gilt Trimmirg?,
Jet and Gilt Ornaments,
17C9 Second avenue, -
-ALL KISD8 07-
Cast Iron Work
dene. A specialty of furnishing aL kinds
of Stoyes with Castings at 8 oenU
A MACHINE SHOP
has baea added where all kinds of
work win be done flrst-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS., Propts.
John "Voile Sc Co.,.
HOUSE BUILDERS. - '
Saab, Doors. Blinds, Siding, Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for builders.
lia-htaenth St. bet. Third sad Foartfc area.
for ladies' fine shps
city, in Pat. Leather Cord
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All of the Paisencer Trains on Dlviios(
this Railway are lieated by steam fmm 'J
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are licrhted with the FlecTrtc f.iirht.
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a iaeased onranj. ami ret-1. re v .J t wj
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