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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, NO VEMBEK 6, 1891.
raUaaaaa Bail and Weekly at WS4 Becosd Av
enue, Boek Island, 111, ,
J. W. POTTKR. -
-Dally, BOc per month; Weekly, $3.00
All eatnmnnlcattont of a erltical or argumenta
tive character, political or reliclona, man have
real name attached for publication. No aoch arti
ttetoa win ba printed over flctltlou signatures -Anonymous
communications not noticed.
Ootreepondeoee aoUclted froa every township
ia Boek Island county.
FfilDAT, NOVBMBBB 6. 1891.
(Continued from Fint Page)
tha rlm.and the names, "Rock Island" and
"lloiine," with clasped hands in the cen
ter on the reverse side. These souvenirs
famished j the Rock Island association
and designed by the Columbian commit
tae of its association, will be carried bv
the recipients as pocket pieces or watch
charms, and will, it is believed, prove a
Valuable means of advertising the event.
JUDOB GLENN. .
Judge J." J. Glenn, of Monmouth, was
called for and responded with a few re
marks, in which he said he was no after
dinner speaker, nor was he given to hu
mor in public speaking. He was exceed
ingly gratified, be said, to note the en
thusiasm manifested by both Rock Island
and Moline, and as be had never before
had an opportunity, he thanked the citi
zens for the kindly consideration as
shown him in his election three times to
the effi-se of iudge without opposition,
and in closing be expressed the hope that
his having seized upon this occasion to
state his appreciation of these honors
would not be considered out of place.and
he hoped that his acts would testify to his
appreciation of the honors which had
been conferred upon him. He was grat
ified to find these two prosperous and
growing cities joining bands, and start
ing out in an enterprise that must ce
ment them together and result in great
good to each.
Judge Gould rose to offer the motion
that an organization be effected at once
and circulate a subscription for stock to
organize as provided for in the commit
tee report, nndtr the law. .
Eugene Lewis thought the association
should not be limited to one tract of land.
Mayor Wessel held that there should
be a kite-shaped, regulation track provi
ded for in the arrangement of the grounds
and that its capital stock be i 300.000 in
stead of half that amount, and that if the
wealthy citizens would give in proportion
to which he knew the working men would
do, at an average of ' 15 from the
latter, that there would be no trouble in
realizing the amount.
C. H. Deere thought that they weie
going it too strong. In his opinion the
better way to do would be to se
cure an option on the ground, say for 90
days or four months, then open subscrip
tion books for stock, and In this way the
committee would know exactly what it
was doing and work it through success
fully. D. H. Louderback stated that he had
given this subject much thought since the
last meeting at the Harper; he had con
cluded that the way to look at it was from
a purely business stand point as if we
were handling our own business. He
believed the committee report embraced
a plan which, if carried out, would get a
large concourse of people here from the
surrounding country, and thereby extend
our influence, eur interests, and our
population. He had never brought the
matter before the directors of his com
pany, but he felt safe in offering the as
auracce that when the time came the
street car people would be found in thu
front row. The street car people were
in the three cities to stay; they could
not get out if they wanted to, and the
more tht-y got acquainted the less they
felt as if they wanted to. His people in
Chicago, he said, looked forward to some
thing be joDd this celebration and expo
sition. They hoped for the day of con
solidation of these two cities. He again
commended the enterprise, and said he
felt there was no place in which we cou'd
better put our money than in it.
H. D. Foleom commended the idea and
favored en powering the committee to go
ahead and close the deal.'
J. W. Atkinson, of the committee,
thought the price of the land was hij,h.
but be nevertheless fayorcd the project.
It was the best thing the twin-cities had
attempted in the 20 years of his residence
William Jackson called dpt. Bennett
to the chair and made a ringing speech in
favor of the carrying out of the proposed
plans on an elaborate scale, calling atten
tion to the example set' by smaller cities
who had worked wonders in this way.
He felt confident of the success of the
enterprise savins that he could read in
each eye before him the feeling that it
would be a grand success. He then spoke
briefly of the advantages that the pro
posed site offered over all others in the
way of easy access, and the natural en
hancement in value of the land which
alone would be enough to make it the
most suitable location. His remarks
were received with prolonei cheers and
be was followed by Manager Louderback
who called attention to the benefits to be
derived from that location in the way of
advertisement on account of its close
proximity to the railroads, where it would
be seen by thousands of people each yet r
which would be of Inestimable value.
There, was a running discussion, J. B.
Pool offe red to be one of 60 to buy the
brookal-act and turn it over to the assp -'
ciation JheersJand in which Ous Swen
son. R. 4S 8miih. L- 8. McCabe, W,
Moore, G rge W- Walker. W. J. Entri
ken, W. 8. Ferguson, Dr. W. A. Paul
and C. L. Walker commended the idea.
STAB! ISO THE BALI TO BOLLINO.
The quiistion of option having cone
up, D. It. Louderback stated that the
street car syndicate would be one of 10
to pledge $100 for option money, and a
few minutes later raised his offer to f 200,
which evidence of public spirit was re
ceived win hearty cheers.
Capt B nnett moved that the commit
tee be continued to incorporate the com
pany and ( et an option, and carry out the
provisions of the resolution. This motion
was at once adop'.ed on an almost unani
mous rising vote.but a reconsideration was
moved by V. R. Moore, which carried. to
permit the insertion of the clause relative
to the land, that the committee be em
powered to purchase the Biooks tract, or
some other suitable land. Capt Ben
nett's motion as amended was then put
and carried, a second amendment by
Mayor Weiel that the capital stock be
(150.000 ha rim; been rejected.
to a fund for option were now in or Jer,
and the following amounts were form
ally pledged, the same lo go as stock in
the association when the company is or
ganized: TH Londerbak....f200 WR Woore $ 25
Tin Jackson S5 EE Marfan... 45
J B Oakleaf 5 r K Bowloy So
C C Mclniire... s!5 W J Kwrikiu.. 45
John Uhlweiler 85 Phil Mitchell 50
SHVelie 50 C H JUeere 50
E H Gayer MM Rieemleld 50
H A Smith LS McCabe 5
C L Walker 25 W E Stephens 5
Ueenre Ws'ker is AC Dart 25
ObarlesHemenwsy.. 45 T B Davis 25
J W Atkinson 25 H A Ainsworth it
J M Goold 85 LD Dunn 24
J W Potter 5 Silas Leas 25
W A Paul 85 Mo ine Cent railway
WC Bennett 10 by 9 H Vclie 50
W A Paul 10 John Crubs-ugh Id
David Don HI U D Folmm 10
A M Blakesley 10 Dr G L Eyster 10
3 O Joose 10 Collins Bros 10
W'm McConochie... 10 DrQG Craig 10
F W Gould 25 C H Pope S5
J F Robinson 10 C D Velie S
H G Paddock 10 James bhaw 10
W B Johnson 10 B F Knox 10
J C Rasmn-ueo 10 K Cramplon 10
Charles Hodges 10
The meeting was closed by S. W.
Masterson, who had been invited to
do so, that get tleman responding in one
of his nsual bright and witty speeches,
which included a number of local hits
that was Liehly entertaining, and which
was a fitting flitle to the evening's en
tertainment. The toast. ''Moline May her Prosper
ity Never Grow Less," was proposed by
William Jickse n and responded to with a
will, as was Cspt. Bennett' proposition
that three cheeis be given for Rock 1st
and.andMr.Jacxson's that three be given
HARD ONE ON HIM.
Atmospheric Indications from the liana
point of the Present.
A New Yorker who was up country
the other day frand himself occupying
a seat in a coach with an old fellow, and
after some general conversation the sub
ject of the weather was broached.
"Have you noticed?" queried the New
Yorker, "that every weather prophet in
the country is predicting a hard winter?"
"I I expect I have," answered the
other, as be looked over his shoulder at
a little woman iiree seats back, who was
industriously engaged knitting a woolen
sock. - '
"Have yon noticed that the corn husks
are thicker than usual?"
"They may be," replied the man with
another backwarl glance.
"I've been told that the squirrels are
laying in an unusually large supply of
food and that the robins have already
"Yes, I suppose so."
"You are a fanner, aren't you?"
"There arecerfcun signs to tell a farm
er what the winter is going to be, aren't
The man looked back in a nervous, un
easy way and did not reply. The New
Yorker saw thttt the little woman was
sitting bolt upright and watching hitn
closely, but he sail;
"Down in Kentucky they go a great
deal by the goose bone. Do you regard
it as an indicator?"
The farmer made a mysterious sign
and jerked his Iwad toward the little
woman. The New Worker smelled a mys
tery, but couldn't exactly figure it out,
and presently inqu red:
"Take it all around, then, what sort of
a winter do you thi nk it's going to be?"
At that moment the little woman came
over to hitn and sh;irply demanded:
"Stranger, what ynr talking to Noah
"I was asking hit i what he thought of
the coming winter, ma'am."
"Well, if you want to know anything
about the weather, crops, politics or
anything else, I am the person to talk
to! I was a widder when Noah uiiirried
me, and I still hold everything in ray
name, and he can stay or skip, just as
be wants to! He w.iuts to be powerful
careful how he sets up his opinion about
She returned to her seat, and for the
next ten minutes Noah gazed straight
ahead of him at the e ad of the car. Then,
little by little, be turned his face until
he could indulge in a long, quivering
wink with his right e ye and whisper:
"Sh! you kin imagine what a ganl
durned frigid winter it's goin to be fur
me in pertickler!" 2 few York Evening
Crystamse) t irau;.
"The fat woman was very angry thia
morning," said the ossified man.
"Why?" asked the human anaconda.
"The skeleton dud offered her his
seat oh a crowded hoiae car, and well,
you krpw." New Yo: k Sun.
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MAGIC AT HOME.
An Amusing; Illustration of si Familiar
Law of Mechanics.
Our illustration supplies without the
need of explanation the solution of the
problem. How to balance a pencil on its
BALANCING A PENCIL OS ITS POINT. '
You have merely to dig the blade of a
half open penknife into the pencil a little
above the point, and to open or close the
blade, little by little, till you find that the
balance is obtained. The combination of
pencil and penknife thus placing itself iu
equilibrium is an illustration of a familiar
law of mechanics; the center of gravity of
the combination falls below the point of
support (the finger, edge of table or the
like), and thus stable equilibrium is ob
tained. By varying the degrees of opening the
penknife, you impart corresponding de
grees of inclination to the pencil. When
the center of gravity of the two combined
falls iu the same line as the axis of the pen
cil, the latter will assume a perpendicular
The Charms of the Cicada's Song-,
In Nature Notes Mr. R. T. Lewis Rives a
curious account of the appreciation with
which the song of the cicada is heard by
insects other than those of its own genus.
The correspondent has frequently observed
in Natal, Africa, that when the cicada is
singing at its loudest in the hottest por
tion of the day it ia attended by a number
of other insects with lovely, gauzelike, iri
descent wings, whose demeanor has left no
doubt in his mind that the music is the at
traction. The cicada, when singing, usu
ally stations itself upon the trunk of a tree
with its bead uppermost, and the insects
in question, to the number cf sometimes
fifteen or sixteen, form themselves into a
rough semicircle at a short distance'
around its head. During a performance
one of the insects was observed occasion
ally to approach the cicada and to touch it
upon its front leg or antenna, which pro
ceeding was resented by a vigorous stroke
of the foot by the cicada, without, how
ever, any cessation-of its song. The insects
composing the audience are extremely ac
tive and so wary that they take flight at
the least alarm or the too near approach of
any intruder. Some of them, however,
have been captured; and on examination
those "proved to belong to the same family
as that most beautiful of British insects,
laoewing fly, which, indeed, they closely
resemble except as to size, their measure
ment across the expanded wings being a
little over two inches; they have Binoe been
identified by Mr. Kirby at the British mu
seum as Notochrysa gigantea."
A Shark's Miscellaneous Diet.
An Knglish exchange is authority for the
following: "A large shark, 13 feet 6 inches
long, was caught in the waters of More ton
bay some few weeks ago. On the animal
being opened the following miscellaneous
collection was said to be discovered: Twenty-one
sea mullet, a native bear, an opos
sum, a turtle's fin, an iguana, a wallaby, a
carpet snake S feet 6 inches in length and
several minor articles of commerce."
An Extraordinary Tree.
The accompanying cut from La Nature
was copied from a photograph of a beech
tree standing in a wood near Met. Popu
lar Science News gives the following ac
count of this tree: -...!..
The tree is several hundred years old and
the contortions and irregularities of its
trunk and branches are most remarkable.
Occasional departures from perfect sym
metry can be observed in almost every tree.
AN OaiECT OF INTEKEST TO SIGHTSEERS,
and it is proverbial that a liending of the
young twig leads to the inclination of the
adnlt tree, but it would be of great inter
est to know the original cause of the mani
fold twisting anil turnings of thisj tree,
and whether they were due to an acci
dental benliug of the young ahoota or to
an abnormal habit of growth. "
This tree, which is probably the most re
markable of its kind, is an object of in
terest to large numbers of sightseers, and
to locally known by the inappropriate
name of the Joli-Fou, or Pretty Fool.
Oftds and Ends. .
The Pall Mall Budget tells that the ex
periments with the new explosive, fortis,
st Liege have been truly remarkable. The
substance is considered to have a force of
from 30 to 40 pounds per cent, over that
possessed by any other explosive known.
Fragments of meteoric iron discovered
in Arizona have been found to contain
numerous small diamonds.
According to The Industrial World the
metal in a five cent uickel piece is worth
about half a cent, and fifteen cents will
purchase copper enough to make two dol
lars worth of cepta. . - - .
We carry the celebrated line of E. P. Reed & Co., for ladies' fine shoes"
The finest line of Gentlemen's Footwear in the city, in Pat. Leather Cord
van, Kangaroo, French calf, Etc. Latest styles. t
A barrel of Tooth Picks given away with every pair of SHOES.
New line of Mens Shoes at $2J0.
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island House-
It Sbonld b in Every Hons.
J. B. Wilson, 371 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 his
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.
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 Dans & Bahnsen's
drug store. Laree bottles, 50c and f 1.
This remedy is becomirg so well known
and co popular as to need no special men
tion. All who haye used Electric Bitters
sing the same song of praise. A purer
menicine does not exist and it is guarant
eed to do all tbat is claimed. Electric
Bitters will cure all diseases of the liver
and kidneys will remove pimples, bolls,
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
11.00 per bottle at Harts & Bahnsen's
BUCXLRS'S ABNICa sal vs.
The best salve in the world for eats,
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
bos. For sale bv Harta A Bahnaen.
1st 0r - Tirty Tears
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been need 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'a Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve the poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it. mothers, there is no mis
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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 beRt 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
Phillips' Pacific Coast Excursion.
For tbe above named excursion the
Builington, Cedar Rapids & Northern
railway will run tourist car every Th'irs
day from Albert Lea, Minn , to Columbus
Junction, Iowa, connecting with C, R
I. & P. Pacific coast excursion train, and
'his car will go throush without cbange
to San Francisco. For rates and gen
eral information apply to any agent of
tbe company, nr J. E. Bakkegan,
Gen. Tk't and Pass. A.gt.
To Dsrvons and Dchltaud Bin.
If youwin Send me your address we
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explaining all about Dr. Dye's celebrated
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their charming effects upon the nervous
dabilitaied system, and how they will
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appliances on trial.
Voltaic Bkit Co.. Marshall. Mich.
In the pursuit or ine gooa things of
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eat out tbe heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the use
of Dr. J ones' Red CloTer Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, , and all
stomach, Liyr, kidney and - tladder
trouble. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for ague and
malarial diseases. Price, 60 cents, of
A handsome complexion Is one of the
greatest charms a woman cin possass
Posxoni ' Complexion powder gives it.
Ft E E
A school satchel given with
every pair of
Our Fall . Stock is now
complete, and we are
confident we can
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dent to a billons at-tte of the system, such as)
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eating. Pain in tbe Eldo, to. While their moat
TnrasrkHft succeua 1ms been shown lu curing ,
Seafoebfl, yrt Carter's little XJvw TTOa mn
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correct all diaordcroot the stoxi
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aofair from this distressing complaint; but forta
Hataly tbairgoodneas does notend herend thoas
Who once try thorn will find these little pills valu
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Cabers do not.
I Carter's Little Liver Fills are very small and
very essy to take. One or two pills make a dose.
They are strictly vegetable and do no gripe or
purge, but by their gentle action please all wbo
Daethem. In vialsatlScentst flvaforfL. Sol4
tj druggists everywhere, or sent by mail.
CARTER MEDICINE COU Hew York.
SUALLPUl. SMALL DOSE. SMALL Pftltt
MISS KATE BYRNES.
Laces, Veilings, Gilt Trimming.,
Jet and Gilt Ornaments,
1709 Second avenue.
-ALL BLINDS OF-
Cast lion Work
done. A specialty of furnishing aL kinds
of Stoves with Castings at 8 enta
;, ! f per pound. -'
A MACHINE SHOP
baa been added when all kinds of
work will ba done first-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
John Yolk & Co.
Sash Doors Blinds, Siding. Flooring,
aad all kinds of wood work for builders,
ichtaeata SC. bet. Third and Fomrt avee.
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Via the Fatrons Albert Lett home.
oi. i-ouis, iv.inneapons and St. Paul
ia sc. AjOui, aiinneapoim a St. 1'aul Short Lj
Through Sleepers and ChairCars
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL
PEORIA, CEDAR RAPIDS AND SIOUX FALLS, UK.
CHICACO AND CEDAR RAPIDS
Vis the Famous Albert Le Eoaie.
THE SHORT LINE
Trie Great Iowa Summer Resort
For Railway and Hotel Kates, IWriptitf
i aitipiurt tinu an iwonniLiion. auinas
Uen'l Ticket aud rvengei Ap nL
FOR CHEAP HOMES
On line of this road in XorthHHitrrn Ion,
Southeastern Minnesota and (Vmrtl Ittkcfe
where drought and crop failures are snkamni
Thousands of choice acres of bind yd uawu,
Local Kxcursion rates civen. For full iDloma
tton as to prices of land and rates of lare.uMra
Genl Ticket and Tasseiicer Apt-lit.
All nl tha Pi.ii..iUr Tr-.in ..t, -ill rtivi.irmc li
this Railway are liealed by steam fnfi tit
engine, and tbe Main I.ine Iav Passenger Tnua
are lighted with the Electric I-vtit.
Maps, Time Tables, Throw-h Kales and aJ a
formation furnished on application to
iRHcu on gate uter tins rouiejuuii yymm
points in the Union, and bv Its Ap-nts, to aft
parts of the United States aiid Canada.
EbVFt announcements of Excursion KiH
and local matters of interest, please rctalutl
local columns ot uiis paper.
C. . IVES. J. C. HANNEGSN,
VTes't k Genl Snpt. Gun'l Tkt.4 Pia.!
CCOAR RAPIDS. IOWA.
Tfi tup srn iftTcni
Why pay til fees to quack thru Uw bS
mecVi.1 f-v'.-.''nli':-n !' h '' f
able pricesol 'I lie l'eiut 'ncnucairo-P'
pared troni the irM.Tiiit''i
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Xrum early IndiscrrtionsoruUiiTciuxf: s.
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for the lienor appetite to exist. .
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