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THE AKGUS, -
n iTl.ru. Deity u Weekly at Mi Seooad Av
, Boak Island, HI. p
J. W. POTTW
-Dally, Me per soatk; Weekly, fS.00
AH eamaamlcatlon of a eritleal or argnmsiita
tlra character, political or religion, moat ban
real a .ft.rh.il for pnbUeatkm. - Mo k arU
tlclee will be printed ever netition. signature. -amiawi
eoeaa an toatlans not noticed.
Oorreepondenoe solicited Iron OTory township
la Bock bland eoonty.
TCKSDAT, OCTOBKH 87, 1891.
Ths three cities are fltlioglj honoring
Gen. D. W. Flagler, chief of ordnance
of the United States army. The 60,
000 people clustered about Rock Island
arsenal have always felt a kindly regard
for Col. Flagler, as he was known as
commandant of the arsenal, and it is
believed that feeling is mutual as far as
Can. Flagler is concerned. He
always took peculiar pritle in Rock Island
arsenal, and his public spirit in that re
spect was always appreciated to the ut
most by the people hereabouts
The workingman who roofs his cottage
with imported tin plate and he can get
no other pays his two and two-tenths
cents per pound tariff upon it, and the
government refunds nothing to him.
The great Standard Oil company exports
its oil in tin cans on which the govern
meat refunds to it 99 per cent on this
tax, not only discriminating in its favor,
but enabling it by this provition to fur
nish light cheaper to foreigners than to
Sekatob Palmkb and wire have ar
rived in Washington, and are house hunt
ing. As soon as they can secure a house
they will return home. The senator de
clines to be interviewed on political sub
jects, but says that Illinois is earnestly in
fayor of the election of Mr. Springer to
the speakership, and declared it to be his
opinion that the wisest thing the demo
cratic party could do in view of the
growth of democracy in the west would
be to take a northwestern man for
be cent number of the Golden Rule
contains this advertisement, which we
reproduce for the benefit of whom it may
Wanted By 100,000 ministers, 100
model parishioners each; said parishion
ers will come to church to worship, not to
criticise the preacher's delivery or their
neighbor's bonnet. They will go home
to practice the truth preached, and not to
pick flaws at the way in which it was
presented. They will give quite as much
to support the missionaries in China as
to support the theatrical stars in America-
They will not cheerfully buy 10
cigars a day at the tobacconist's and
grudge the price of two cigars once a
week for the contribution box.
The Sioux City Times (republican)
says: "It is not pleasant for the repub
licaa party to learn that its prominent
and life long supporters are abandoning
it in this state on the prohibition issue,
bat it is better that the truth should be
known, and the more the truth is known
the less foundation will the radical pro
hibitionists have to stand upon in their
claim that the republican party of Iowa
is naturally, wholly and overwhelming
lor the continuance of a policy which has
bees conclusively proven to be not only
a failure in fact, but a means of defeating
the many ends in the interest of which it
was instituted. One of the lateBt and
most prominent persons lost to the re
publican party, at least so far as the
present campaign is concerned, is ex
Justice James O. Day."
The M j-bte lie, as the Peoria ITcrtld
aptly puts it, is growing as fast as a
pumpkin vine. It has reached Pans, 111.,
and a dispatch from that place says:
"American made tin is being placed on
the roof of the new building being erect
ed by Messrs. Cayner & Eischelberger,
which is pronounced an Al article, far
superior to that heretofore used in this
plice." Now let an investigation be
made. It will show either that the stuff
is not American made tin or else tht it
is not tin. Helen Gaugtr went to Piqua
to see about the "plant" th re, and s'ie
could not find enouch tin to carry away
as a sm pie, couldn't find any of the tin
boxes in which the Piqua tin was to be
shipped, nor any preparations lor mak
ing the boxes. Hbe found the manager
of the plant but one munagtr won't
roof many houses.
Protection and Invention.
Nothing can be more absurd than the
claim of the McKinleyitea that protec
tion fosters and promotes inventions.
Fierce competition promotes inventions
as nothing else will; and it is precisely
this competition that the domestic man
ufacturers seek to get rid of when they
ask for protection. Are they not al ways
harping upon the "ruinous competition"
How can inventions and labor saving
devices be multiplied when the Bharp
competition which makes them neces
sary is cut off?
It is a well known fact that patents of
new inventions are freqnently bought up
by trusts and other combinations to pre
vent their nvals Irom getting the use of
them and are then held unused for years.
An open market with free and fierce
competition puts manufacturers to their
trumps to beat their rivals, and out of
this struggle come inventions and all
kinds of labor saving devices and meth
ods. A protective tariff which seeks to
Bare manufacturers from this competi
tion does away with the strongest motive
to make inventions,.. A tariff is protec
tion to old fogyiaia.
INFLUENZA AND BALD HEADS.
TOe Effect! of Milk, Iron, Oatmeal and
Brown Bread Diet Upon the Hair.
Medical writers have devoted some at
tet tion to the influence of food on the hair.
A i:ood many of as study food from a di
gestive point of view only, but if the theo
riex recently started have any basis of truth
we shall begin to think whether this, that
and the other, besides agreeing with us
will be likely to injure our hair! It la said
that, the falling out of the hair after in
fluenza ts caused not only by that most ob
jectionable of complaints, but also by the
talc: rig of milk in large quantities, which
was a favorite remedy for influenza but
has a bad effect on the hair. Iron is very
good, so that those whom it suits can con
gratulate themselves that their madicine
serv a a double purpose that of tonic and
hair restorer. A long course of oatmeal
and brown bread is also said to be good.
This being the staple diet of one branch of
vegetarians. It would be interesting to
know .whether they have particularly lnx
uriat t heads of hair. Cold baths with salt.
thrown in are also good, because the shock
flush -s the capillaries of the hair, thus
sending a supply of blood to the roots to
According to a French medical journal
Dr. Charcot was the first to describe hys
terical yawning. This difficulty appears in
two forms: There may be continuous, f.v
quent yawning only interrupted by sleep,
last id,? for weeks and mouths, and that,
too, without interference in the least with
the state of the general health. In these
cases the inspirations are not any deeper
than one meets with in normal breathing,
while in physiological yawning the inspira
tions are very deep indeed. Hysterical
yawning is sometimes accompanied or in
terrupt ed by fits of congbiug. Another
form of the difficulty is observed nt inter
vals only. When attacks of this kind come
on the gaping is almost continuous, and
may last for in hour or so, or a second at
tack mty supervene immediately after the
cessation of the first one. In some cases
the yawning closes with convulsions.
Nerve waste is somewhat of a new field
of consideration for people of studious
habits. People think that the supply of
vital energy is Inexhaustible, and that re
pair goes on as fast as waste. Then comes
a crash and they are puzzled. They should
not be. Nerves should be economized as
carefully as a bank account. You cannot
get out what is not put into the nerves any
more thiin into the bank. Sleep is nature's
way of winding up the machine. When we
begin to get sleepless the nerves are then
exhaust d, and some form of nerve depres
sion is near at hand. Railroad traveling,
even in a sleeper, is not like a bed. Rapid
mental work for short honrs is better than
a long struggle to do mental work when
we are weary.
Advice to Milk Drinkers.
Milk drinkers would be better off if they
would confine themselves to skimmilk,
says RurU New Yorker. Holstein and
Ayrshire milk contains an extra amonnt of
sugar, and for that reason is considered
most palatable by many invalids. We have
investigated a number of first class hos
pitals of late and without exception the
doctors a-gue that skimmilk from the
milk b reels is the best beverage for pa
tients.' THE ART OF LEAVING.
Tbo Caller TVTio Seems to Take Root and
Notes Mot the Flight of Time.
Some people seem to take root in the
flowered carpet when they make a call. To
the flight of time and the near approach of
dinner hoar this sort of caller pays no at
tention. Frequently she says, "Oh, I must
go," gets up, sits down again, and goes on
talking. Presently she agai n says that' she
must go, gets up, and continues to talk.
At last she descends the steps and the
hostess precipitately retreats and shuts the
door, for she will think of something else
to come back to say. I onoe heard of a
woman who, considerably chagrined at the
announcement of a visitor whom she knew
had these staying powers just as she was
preparing to keep an important engage
ment, decided to go into the drawing room
with her bon aet ou and explain her hurry.
She even arrtnged with her husband to
come into the room and "remind" her at
the end of a quarter of an hour.
The guest did not take a hint from the
bonnet beyond saying that she could only
Btay a few niiuntes, but when. the "re
minder" came she exclaimed, "OU, then I
must go, of coarse," stood up and remain
ed talking several minutes more, walked
to the door nt d stopped again. At last,
Mrs. R , in desperation, suggested that
they should w.ilk together a part of the
way. The visitor agreed, but even at the
corner where i,hey parted she stood talk
ing long enough for Mrs. It to lose her
train and her appointment.
Shy and ner ous young people have the
hardest time in leaving and are more to be
pitied than b'auied. Their suffering is
often great. T bey are impressed with the
idea that the "I ow" is of more consequence
than the "whei ," and they are trying and
trying to lead the conversation to what
they think will be a graceful departure.
They are wlshii g themselves well out of
the place. They watch for pauses in the
conversation, but somebody else begins to
speak and they reshzn themselves, with
sinking hearts, l o wait another ten min-
The Tallest Men In the World.
The tallest men of western Europe are
fonnd in (Jatiionia. bpain; Normandy
Frnuce; Yorksh re, England, and the Ar
dennes districts of Belgium. Prussia gets
her tallest recruits from Schleswlg-Hol-
stein, the original home of the irrepressible
Anglo-Saxons; Austria from the Tyrolese
highlands. In Italy the progress of phys
ical degeneration has extended to the upper
Apennines, but the Albanian Turks are
still an athletic mce, and the natives of the
Caucasus are as inewy and gaunt as in
the days of the Argonauts. ' In the United
States the thirty-eighth parallel, ranging
turoiign luaiana una northern Kentucky,
is as decidedly tht latitude of big men as
the forty-second h that of big cities. The
tallest men of South America are found in
the wit. tern provinces of the Argentine
Republic, of Asit in Afghanistan "and
Kaypooana, of Africa in the highlands of
thk a hg t 8, Tuesday; octobek 27,
THE ARIZONA KICKER. .-'-
There la ate Monotony- in Western K4t-
ajr we re
ceived wofd that a ma'naa appeared In
Qnlchtown solicitingsnbecriptions to The
Kicker and claiming to be ear agricul
tural editor. This trick has been played
on us half a dosen times within a year.
And when we heard of this chap we
mounted , our mule and cantered over to
interview him. We found him just as
he had bagged his eleventh subscriber
and was ready to get out
What followed may not be recorded in
future history, but it was lively while it
The bold faced impostor was of squatty
build, weighed 200 pounds and had been
eating Limburger cheese. He there
fore had a shade the best of it on the go
off, but we rounded him np after getting
our second wind, and lie won't travel on
our shape hereafter. He's got through
taking subscriptions for ns, and six
months hence, when able to crawl out
again, he'll probably look for honest
work. We employ no traveling agents,
give away no chromos and we don't
take stomach bitters in payment for ad
vertisements. Cold Facts We notice that our es
teemed contemporary is advertising for
a political editor, "one thoroughly post
ed on the politics of the day." To such
a one he promises a steady situation at
good pay. We dearly love the old moss
back who claims to own and publish the
alleged weekly down street, but when
he attempts to deceive the public we feel
it our duty to state a few cold facts.
In the first place, he has only S31
subscribers. Secondly, our people don't
care a copper for politics. Thirdly, he
has to pay his hands in store orders, and
his political editor would starve to death
in two weeks. He got a young man
from Boston out here last 6uminer, bor
rowed the three dollars he had left, stole
his suspenders, embezzled bis white
shirt and then discharged him. The
lonesome appearance of that young and
confiding man as he started on his 2,000
mile walk will never be effaced from our
Told Him So. Nearly three months
ago we told Judge Wakefield, who
dropped in here from Missouri, that he
hadn't struck the right town and ought
to keep walking. We didn't feel hard
because he didn't subscribe for The
Kicker, but the way he wore his elbows
out on the various bars and his firm at
titude before free lunch counters was
agin him. He also made himself very
disagreeable in other ways, and our ad
vice was given in a brotherly way. He
refused to heed it, however, and the
other night the boys put a rope necktie
on him and pulled him np and let him
down until he expressed the greatest
willingness to move on. He will prob
ably have a sore throat all winter, but
he can console himself that it is no
We watch things pretty closely in this
town, and we never fail to catch the
drift of public opinion. When we come
out in leaded brevier and advise a man
to look for another pasture there's
nothing funny about it. It's a very se
rious business, and the rope is hanging
on a peg behind us. M. Quad in New
Driven to Blanc;.
"Why, Thompson, old fellow, that's a
frightful cold you've got The best
thing in the world for a cold is just be
fore you go to bed to soak your feet in
hot mustard water, take a hot lemonade
"Oh, I say," interrupted Thompson
wearily, "that's about the twentieth
remedy that's been given me. There's
one thing I wish yon folks would take."
"A tumble." New York Sun.
A H amnio Parent.
Gns De Smith Do yon know my
father, Miss Birdie?
Birdie I have never met him, but 1
believe he is a very modest, unassuming
sort of man.
Gns De Smith Right yon are. Yon
can get some kind of an idea of how un -ostentatious
he is when I tell you he
does not brag about having me for a son.
Texas Sif tings.
Progress of Modern Refinement.
"And now, children," remarked the
Sunday school superintendent, as he
brought his review of the lesson to a
close, "if the boy who honors his father
and mother is to dwell long in the land,
what may we conclude as to the boy who
"He isn't in it," responded the chil
dren, with one voice. Chicago Tribune.
Papa (up stairs) Maude, is that old
man gone yet?
Maude Whom do you mean?
Papa Chot-ly Hicks.
Cholly Hicks I'm not an old man.
Papa Yon weren't when yon arrived,
I know but time flies, Mr. Hicks, time
flies. New York Sun.
Uncle Mose Whar has, yer been? I
hain't seed yer in a coon's age.
i Mrs. Crow I don't git no time ter go
out. Dar's always sutnfin to keep me
busy. If it ain't de cows it's de pigs,
and if it ain't de pigs it's de childrena.
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We carry the celebrated line of E. P. Reed & Co., for ladies fine shoes
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 $2.50.
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island House.
Good looks are more than ekin deep.
depending upon a healthy condition of all
the vital organs. If the liver be inactive,
jou have a bilious look, if your stomach
re disordered vou have a dyspeptic look
and if your kidneys be affected you have
a pinched look. Secure good health and
you will have good looks. Klectric Bitters
is the great alterative and tonic acts
directly on these vital organs. Cures
pimples, blotches, boils and gives a Rood
complexion. Sold at Hsrtz & Bahnsen's
drug store, 60c. per bottle.
It Coasamptoa Inearaba.
Read the following: Mr. C. H. Mor
rig, 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, am
now on my third bottle, and able to over
see the work on my farm. It is the finest
medicine ever made."
Jesse Middleware 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.
BUCXXRH'S ARNICA SALTS.
The best salve in the world for cats,
braises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fevet
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 Harts & Bahnsen.
Tor Ovsr 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
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 temale 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 8oothicg Syrup
To Bervont ana Debltaud Ken.
If you will send me your address we
will mail you our illustrated pamphlet
explaining all about Dr. Dye's celebrated
electro voltaic belt and appliances, and
their charming effects upon the nervous
dabilitated system, and how they will
quickly restore you to vigor, manhood
and health.' Pamphlet free. If you are
thus afflicted, we will send you a belt and
appliances on trial.
Voltaic Belt Co., Marshall. Mich.
In the pursuit of tne gooa tbiags of
'this world wo anticipate too much; we
sat out tne heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The' results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones' 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. Price, 60 cents, of
- riulltps' ran fie Coast Sxearsioa.
For the above named excursion the
Burlington, Cedar Rapids & .Northern
railway will run a tourist car every Thurs
day frcm Albert Lea, Minn., to Columbus
Junction, Iowa, connecting with C, R
I. & P. Pacific coast excursion train, and
his car will go through without change
to 8an Francisco. For rates and gen
eral information apply to any agent of
the company, or J. B. Hankeqan.
Gen. Tk't and Pass. Agt.
California Farm rredaets.
Cost of production: - Net profits: given
by a thousand farmers. Also hundreds
of questions sntwered about California.
Sent free on soslicstioa to A. Phillin. jfe
Co , 105 Clark street, Chicago, 111., or
natningion street, Uoston, Mass.
IT ; 111
sVaeftanaftaf J nag
A school satchel given with
every pair of
Our Fall Stock is now
complete, and we are
confident we can
C. E. WISVALL & CO.,
Chicago's Finest Shoa Store.
Stock the Largest.
Goods the Finest.
Prices the Lowest.
Hen's and Ladies.
Hand Sewed Welt Shoes.
Send for Catalogue.
C. g.WISWALl A CO.. 160 Stats SI Chicaao.
MISS KATE BYRNES,
HaUi Fine Embroideries,
Ostrich Woods, Velvets, -
Blbbonr, Straw Braids,
Laces, VefllDES, Gilt Trimmings,
Jet and Gilt Ornaments,
1709 Second avenue,
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
dose. A specialty of furnishing aL kinds
of Stores with Castings at 8 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
has been added where all kinds of machine
work will bs done first-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS.. Propts.
John Volk: & Co.,
Manufacturers of -
Saab, Doors, Blinds, Hiding, Flooring,
- and all kinds of wood work for builders.
Ilshtaeath Bt bet. Third and Voartk arcs.
Leave Tour Orders for
Corner Eleventh street nd Tenth avenue.
Telephone No. 1SS0.
H. F. LAMP, Manager.
city, in Pat. Leather Cori
us.vj jk, rik
Vis the Famous Albert Lea Roma
aTA. V- l - . . .
ou buuis, Minneapolis ana bt. Paii
Via St. Louis, Minneapolis St. Fad Skat Lm
Through Sleepers and Chair Cars
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL
rcunm, hcum nnriua anu alUUA tuu,iw.
CHICACO AND CEDAR RAPIDS
Via the Famous Albert Lea F.oul.
THE SHORT LINE
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For Railway and Hotel Hates, TVvript.it
xBjnpiutns ami an lmormauorj, ana mi
trtiil Ticket and PasM'tiger Agent.
F0R CHEAP HOMES
On line of this road in NortliwtTa Ion
Southeastern Minnesota and Ontral Dan.
where drought and crop failures sn- wikim.
Thousands of cliok-e arr-s ol hind jt urn!
Local Excursion ratt-s given. I r lull intona
tion as to prices of land and nit" of larcadiiRS
ien1 Ticket and Passenger Ac-nt.
All of the Passenger Trains mi Ditlkms i
this Railway are neated lv Fiim frm Ik
engine, and the Main Line I a'v l'sssengerlnis
are lighted with the Electric LiL'lit.
Maps. Time Tables, Through Kates aDd il
formation furnished on amlc:ttion to Ajtraa
Tickets on sale over this route at all promiu
points in the I'nion, and by its Apntt,Ud
parts of the United States and Canada.
tFor announcements ol Kxeursion tiui
and local matters of interest, please refer to
local columns oi wis paicr.
C. J. IVES, J. C. HANNEGAfl.
Vres't 4 Ganl Supt- Gn'l Tkt. torn. I
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA.
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