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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1891.
AYlNG POOL FOR THE CIGARS
'HILE THE TRAIN IS COMING.
Telling S!P"'rh " Brotner "d
' t ,t iiroocht Him The Sad Lmon
Th Voiinc Mn Wa TnK,t While
tc.pvrii.-iit. ii. hy Edar w- Xyei
Ks Passaxt in the Merry
Month of November, f
yp,ri. in Michigan at this writing,
, '..'.in.f across the PeninBul bv
!.ti'"! 'l!,s '"ee( come," said a sad
in vfitfril:iy. who seemed to e on his
fnjrl'in'lal lour, accompanied by a kip-
' r,vl iviimv with a preen veil. She
M.L'il wiu-n he aid that, and put her
foMai: ' jmljeless nose against the win-
jw .-f tJae car.
Xht-v h.il a very large two handled
p.mproiMi-1'' trunk, which the groom
t-'ii in knocking out people's brains as
IK,''-'' m n
tT:irte-t v.p wiuuy at every station,
iiimn !!U- it vv.is his own destination. He
.,,) ii.. um;. from Newriggle, ()., where
; i; xA that a man was killed in a
.hiir-!i. I ihl not learu what bis offense
wv. t"'.t tin doubt he richly deserved bis
sx. l'i'vibly he put a pants button ou
X-wni,'Lle is not far from Wingert's
CirtT'r. where Nasby first got bis idea
of thf t'.vifedrit X Roads. It was there
& jrtir.l a sermon over the body of a
it is claimed, which gave him
i'i'' i which he afterward carried ont.
S-wriirirU; is a strong Democratic
str n-tii iil. and according to law must
eve I'nree lneiuners of the successful
jarry in the preceding election as elec
jii'lict's. etc. Three Republicans had
I'llv imported this year into Newriggle
be'orv the election conld be held accord
ing tu law.
Xewrigtfle reminds me, in this respect.
of Erin Prairie, a town in my old state,
wh-re there was only one Republican in
Hglit-en years, and he was last seen
rriii- the line at a fox trot and pick
k' k'r'-I'ieces of rock salt out of his
is a- iie ran.
My brother spoke at Erin Prairie once
in tue living issues of the time. He was
svur.!- man, fired with ambition and
willing to speak almost anywhere that
toe committee sent him. He had a good
voice, and it was no trick at all for him
to have an entire petit jury bathed in
tar. He spoke feelingly always, and
ecMing tears chased one another down
tae furrowed cheek of the juror who
had nut formed or expressed an opinion
f'J or against the accused.
my brother went out to Erin Prairie
cy or.ier of the committee to make a Re
p;il'!icau Meech. He noticed when he
got there that the band was not there to
net iiim, but he got some tea and in
quired for the hall. It was a plain hall,
with a frayed lithograph of a forgotten
ie night ventriloquist hanging from
toe walls and perchance a three sheet
poster of the Goldie-McCracken Leggitti
wate Hijipy-te-hop company.
went in among the voters, but he
no kindly look of recognition. Erin
Prairie was always noted for its smoking
foWpij. It was crown on the nhire. and
O A '
to he cured bv the farmer there.
lat I always claimed that it was not a
r.i'.ral cure by any means. It was
rwi tiie International smoking tobac-fJi-
b'cui-.e you conld smoke it in this
C' utitry aud smell it in Europe.
i!y brother went back to the end of
I" iiail and took out some notes he had
nude which went on to show that there
11 been i,.ss Bcab and hollow horn
isiong bheep and cattle since the adop
ti.n (,f the war tariff, and that pip
iuouB poultry had decreased t of 1 per
fc't. si in e the protective tariff had be
ni" a "M ttled matter in this country.
Wiiile he was writing a line or two
wan introduction, as if to refute his
wsuuieiit on the spot, a typhoid hen
fv? hit the chimney of his lamp and
ft.pt-ii. Then suddenly it made a few
wsnp remarks and became a dis
eahle omelet on the side of the lamp.
l,"i . 1,'r''t'"'r 3 a calm man, with a
'at. b'uie eye and a stiff tipper lip on
'H'.,h tiiere js a vigorous growth of mns-
''i;- Tossing back his mustache and
"'ing tie- hot, malarial breath of the
tu u-r.-ii.pie with the fumes of the In-
"rnatiMnal smoking tobacco of Erin
an bis speech in clarion
"Watnl t'nen the parent of an orphan
t-n would come whistling through
HI', ail'l crieu ,,f "31int nn.l "Ci.
11 1 ! L'i 1 1 ) "1 ve lnTi Vie.i t-(1 1 i- tia
'''ipiiened to have his ear to the
tP,J""d at that time.
Verv el.o .i i.. i. i.
tuer looked a little pale, for his
aj tint Vlirw rrnrA t rruwrx
i - ...uvv.u, "11. .11. 11 jll 111U v
I?V-.1.V,'H. like the Clover club, Erin
rair;e lnade alj the remarks it naj
v,.,makl. and then it simmered down.
lie rlnco.1 V .1 4
une da man wHth tllick red fm
uwn the 11 .1
"Ulcate,l A 1
1 u""ua nuiug wj uib moutn
wu.KuS lor oe gorry it was not what ye
moight k11 a riprisint itive audience at
all. I very .non in Alrin
had a doin bit of sinse staid at home "
In Ohio we had to vait over at rail
road crossings severa: times for two or
three hours in order to connect. This is
a very tiresome job, and so we most al
ways hunt up a billiar 1 room and wa
out the time by pla;ing pool and bil-
uarus. 0 rooi in Ohio u not an expensive
game, especially at the crossings and
junctions. A.'ehad to wait two honrs
at one junction, so we went to the hotel,
got onr coats checked nd then went to
a temperance billiard hall, where at the
cigar counter they used a natural gas
The tables were rather ohl ti1 tn.l
been slept on a good d il too much, and
the cushions moaned -hen a ball struck
them, and the cues needed new tips, and
the floors needed concentrated lye and a
We played eight tratnes in twnlinnm
for which we were recuired to pay forty
cents, or five, cents ier game. When
this was done the proprietor gave us six
"They are pool cig.vs," he said. "We
give them, two for a game, here. They
Hint imported cigars-, bnt our fellers
smokes 'em quite a go-id deal."
bo we got sixteen cigars, eight games
of pool and went av ay. There being
three of ns, it came to 13i cents apiece,
and no charge at the 1 otel for checking
our overcoats. The cigars were of the
saleratus blond type, with real jute
filler. If one is caref d not to tip the
cigar up so as to let the works fall out,
he can smoke one almost up. They are
domestic cigars, and 1 ave never had the
benefits of travel. A few more of them
would cure me of t le appetite for to
bacco and put me on the platform as a
worker against its use. But later I find
that they are not con posed of tobacco,
so we must not be nn; ust.
Noticing recently that Manager J. M.
Hill is getting on bis broken leg again,
reminds me of an ini ident which took
place some years ago when a young man
in the balcony at the Standard theater
seemed to be jnst full enough to court
investigation and call for his enemies to
come forward and get killed. You have
seen that style of jag which yearns for
something to crush and mutilate. It
generally finds several of those before it
This young man sa
and rested his broad,
the seat in front of
usher asked him foi
him to get out or he v.-ould beat out his
braius with a damp lowel. Oh, he was
a coarse, bad man, and the nsher was a
pale, slight, girlish fi gure with pompa
dour hair and an Ede 1 Musee dress suit.
The bad man looked around over the
house and bade the si ow to ojien up and
turn loose. He was temporarily in pos
session of the bouse, and glad of it. "Let
her go; we're all jn! Ring her up, and
damn be the first fell r that says 'Nuff !' "
Pretty soon a vis ting pastor from
Maine sat down in the seat in front of
the tough gent from Avenue A and
gently asked him to t ike down his feet,
as they annoyed him and sort of chafed
him under the arms.
The bad man smile I at the good man
and sort of tickled him under the arms
with the toe of his boot. "I'm here,
elder, you bet yer 6Wi"et life; 'at's swat's
matter. I come in here aud I set where
I just by gosh happen to want to. Re
served seat's no objeot to me. Where I
set down is my reserve seat. See'"
Just then the vi.-ating pastor from
Maine gathered the massive feet, one
nnder each arm, and gently took for the
aisle. Gayly he tripped np the aisle,
knocking off a lumbar vertebrae at every
jump. Around he went to the stair, and
so trickling along dc wn with the bad
man at his heels, st edding front teeth
"- uuiuj AJ UIB 1UUULU
he shook hands with the young
tjonf1' Nove, ye done dom well wid a
Poor chance, and he gorry ye must
lom. f thtt town fey the dom hod-
nd roof skoof and Hoon ve Hoona
rietag and bobtail that was here
A Small Hoy 'a Adrlee.
A small Scotch boy was summoned to
give evidence against his father, Who
was accused of making a disturbance in
the streets. Said the bailie to him,
"Come, my wee mon, speak the truth,
and let ns know all ye ken about this af
fair." "Weel. sir," said the lad, "d'ye ken
'.'I do, laddie," replied his worship.
"Weel, ye gang along it and turn into
the square and across the square"
"Yes, yes," said the bailie, encourag
ingly. "An when ye gang across the square
ye turn to the right and up into High
street, and keep on tip High street till
ye come to a pump." K
"Quite right, my lad; proceed," said
his worship. "I tanow the old pump
"Well," said the boy with the most in
fantile simplicity, "ye may gang and
pump it, for ye'll no pump me." Dublin
He Touched Her Irlde.
Wandering Willie So you won't gim
me nothing to stfy the pangs of hunger.
All right; I kin go in next door an git
some of the best bread that was ever
made. I don't believe there's no woman
in the world that kin make as good
bread as that is.
Lady of the House Is'that so? Now,
I want to tell yon that you're mistaken.
Come right in here and try some of
mine, and if yon don't say it's twice as
good as that heavy stuff "sho makes I'll
miss my guess. The idea. Boston
with his hat on
intelligent feet on
him. When the
his check be told
POOL FOR DRINKS
NO MASSE SHOTS
-v I y
and bleeding at the r.ose at every bump.
down the iron shod stairway and so on
out into the street and into the arms of
a policeman, who w isn't quick enough
to get away and so bad to take charge
of the defendant and lead him away.
Should the bad ma 1 who "never had
to reserve a seat" ev r read these lines
he will understand that the visiting pas
tor from Maine who scattered splinters
of spine and things down the stairway
of the Standard thea ,er was J. M. Hill.
We should learn from this at all times
to avoid those thin 53 from which we
The Embrjo Lawyer.
A man wanted to lind out what call
ing his little son wa) most fit for, and
locked him np in a room with a Bible,
an apple and a dollar note. If he came
back and found hiri reading the Bible
he would make a paison of him; if the
lad were eating an apple he should be a
farmer; and if he were playing with
the note he would tr un him for a bank
er. On entering the room he found the
boy Bitting on the Bible, eating the ap
ple and with the dol .ar note in his pock
et He then and th re decided that his
son should be a lawyer. Arbeiterfreund.
A I.oneHome Family.
"Tell your mother I'm coming to see
her," said a lady on Austin avenue to
Mrs. Gibson Bigelove's little boy, who
"I am glad yon are coming, and
mamma will be glad too."
"How do you know yonr mother will
be glad to see me?" asked the lady.
"Because I heard her tell papa yester
day that nobody ever came to the house
except men with bills to collect." Texas
An Apt CiimimriMin.
"Do yon know," she said, as they
leaned over the vessel's rail, "the shape
of a ship always reminds me of so many
"How can a ship's shape remind you
of such things?" he asked, pnzzled."
"Because," she answered, "it begins
with a forward bow and has, alas! a
stern ending. Baltimore American.
A Treat for R.ck 'aland.
The Hirechberg Optical company, o
629 Olive street, St Lours have com
p!eted arrangements to hive Prof. Hirsch-
berg or his asietant, stay one week wuh
their agent T. II. Thnmtis, and test eyes
for all who are in need of glasses. All
tests will be made free of charge. This
will be a rare opportunity for all who are
suffering from defective vision to have
their eyes scientifically exanuntd ana cor
The proff ssor comes here wholly in the
interests of the II. uirschberg Opticnl
company and will stop with T. II Thomas
from Dec. 7 until Dec. 12 where may be
found a full line of H Hirschberg's
Diamond and Non-Changeable Spectacles
All oculists and physicians everywhere
pronounce in their favor, and all who use
them are only too glad to testify to their
clearness, durability, comfort and ease
they give to the ejes, even at the most
CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND PACIFIC KAIL
way Depot corner Fifth avenue and Thirt y
flrft Mreet, Frank H. Plummer, agent.
Leave Tour Orders for
Corcer Hewitt street ad Tenth arenae.
T. It phone So. 12S0.
H. F. LAMP Manager.
TRAINS. tLiTB. ItARBiva.
Council Bluffs Sl Mmneno-1 vi
U Day Kxpreee f 4 .35 am 1 0 am
Eaneaa City Day Express. . . 5 :50 am 1 1 :16 pm
Washington Kzpresa 8:28 pm IS :06 pm
Council 1-laffa 4 Mumeso-1
u r;tn f 7.60pm 7Mam
Council Bluffs A Denver I ....
Limited Vestibule Ex.. 8:58 m :39am
Kansas City Limited 10 :BS pm 4 :M am
Atlantic Accommodation 8-80 am 8:15 pm
tOoing west. Going east. Daily.
BTJKLINQTON ROUTE-C, B. A Q. RAIL
way Depot First avenne and Bixteenth St.,
M.J. Young, agent.
TRAINS. 1 tllTt ABR1VB
St. Lonis Kzpresa 0arr. A:0 am
81. L00.1V Rxpress..... ...... 7 85 pm 7:18 pm
St, Panl Express 5:48 prr. 8 03 am
beardstown Passenger 8:Mpm 10:35 am
Way FrelKht(Monmouth)... 8:08 an 1:50pm
-t-nintt Passenger 7:14 am K :48 pm
Savanna " 10:a6 am 8 4s pra
CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE Sb ST. TAUL RAIL
way Racine A Southwestern Division De
pot Twer tieth st reel, between First and Second
avenue, K. D. W. Holmes, agent.
TRAINS. JiEAT- Abrivx.
Mail and KxpreSF ft:4Van 9:00 pm
St. Paul Expr. ss 8:15 wr. 11:25 am
't. A Accon.modation :lXvn 10:16am
Ft Aerr.s modation 7-SSan g:10rni
ROCK ISLAND A PEORIA RAILWAY DR
pot First avenue and Twontielh atreet. F.
H. Rockwell, Agent.
TRAINS. Lkavx. Arwive.
Fast Mail Express 8:10 ami" 7:3(1 pm
Express 2:S0pm' 1:80 pm
Cable Accommodation 9:10 am' 8:00 pm
" " 4:00 rm! R:0fi am
m ITaanSTTX ST M
SANTA CLAUS 50AP1
I 1 5 W
: n,g fed
A pomp l'et of Infortnaf Ion. and tib-jiS
VSjstruri i 1 he iawa, allowing I low tal
Oioain INienla, 've:itii, Trade?.
Viank. wrks. O'pvriKUta. mf free. V '-'rJ
Vi Addr-. MONN A CO.
MOST DIBSCT ROTJTB TO THE
East, South and Southeast.
Lv. Rock Island.
Cumi r:dne ..
Prrct vilie ..
1 VSS - ml
1 rjercs banks of violets, Banks of noss,
Arja Darjr5 were mifiers srope;
.And ba.rks trjak ndle golden coiq,
But FAIRBANK nakeaTHE BEST SOAP.
H. SIEMON & SON,
Baxter Banner Cookmg and Heating Stoves and the Gcneseo Cooking Stove.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1508 '.;econt .wr... rock island, ill.
Bl oiitington. .
St. lonit) ..
1 :1ft pm
3:4o 1 m
4 -00 pm
1 :2t am
8:30 l m
3 :(' r.m
3 :-'" pm !
3 57 pm i
4 35 pm
4 :5" pm
5:.r 5 pm
I 9:15 pm
I 4-:i pm .
! 12:10 n'l
I 8:15 am ;
7 :S5 am
Lv. Peoria 110:15 rai 4 :10 pm
Ar. Rock Island 1:30 pm 7:80 pm
Accommodation trains leave Ro-k Is and at
6:00a. m. and 6 45 p.m; arrive at Peoria 8 :5p
m. and z :30 a m. I eave Peruia 6:00 a. m. and
7 : 15 p. m ; arrive Rock Island 4 :00 p. m. and S :06
All trains r"n daily exient Sunday. TO
All passer.ger Iraina arrive and depart Union
Fr-e Cr air car on Fast Express httaeen Rock
Is'ond and Heoria, both direcilons.
Thiongh ticket 10 all points; baggage checked
through to destination
Lv. Rock Island 9.1Q am 4.00 pm
Arr. Reynolds 10 30am 506 pm
" Cible 1 11.00 am 8.40 pm
A ci om. ;Accom
Lv. Cable 6.211 am l..'0pm
Ar. Reynolds 7.00 arc ; 1.41 pm
" ' Hock Island 7.55 ro 8.00 pm
H. B. SUDLOW.
Gen'l Tkt. Agent.
UNACQUAINTED WITH THE GEOGRAPHY Of THIS COUNTRY WllL OBTAtS
MUCH VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM STUDY Of THIS HAP Of THE
CMcap, Eoci Islani & Pacific By.,
The Direct Route to and from Chicago, Joliet, Ottawa,
1'eona, LA Salle, Blollne, BMt Islaud, In ILLINOIS;
Davenport, Muscatine, Ottumwa, bakalooaa, Dal
Moines, Wtnterwt, Audubon, Earlan and Council
BluiTi, In IOWA ; Minneapolis and St. Paul, In MIX'
KESOTA; Watertown and Sioux rails. In DAKOTA:
Cameron, St. Joseph and Kansas City, In MISSOURI ;
Oman a, uncoln, Jalrtury and Kelson, in NEBRASKA;
Atchison, Leavenworth, Horton, Topeka, Hutchinson,
Wichita, BelleYlUe, Abilene, Dodge City, Caldwell, In
KANSAS ; Kingfisher, El Reno and Mlnco, In IXDIAK
TERRITORY; Denver, Colorado Springs and PueMo,
In COLORADO. Traverses new areas of rich fanning
and grazing lands, affording the best faculties of Inter
communication to all towns and cities east and west.
nortnwest ana soumwest 01 Chicago and to Pacific and
VESTIBULE EXPRESS TRAINS
Leading all competitors in splendor of equipment.
between CHICAGO and PES MOINES. COUNCIL
BLUFFS and OMAHA, and between CHICAGO and
DENVER, COLORADO SPRINGS and PUEBLO, via
KANSAS CITY and TOPEKA and via ST. JOSEPH.
Flrst-Class Day Coacbca, FREE RECLINING C1IA1R
CARS, and Palace Sleepers, with Dining Car Service.
Close connections at Denver and Colorado Springs with
diverging railway lines, now forming the new and
TRANS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUTE
Over which eaperbly-eqnlpped trains run dally
THROUGH WITHOUT CHANGE to and from Salt
Lake City, Ogden and San Fncisco. THE ROCK
ISLAND Is also the Direct anr Favorite Line to and
from Manitou. Pike's Peak and all other aanitary and
scenic retorts and cities and mining districts In Colorado.
DAILY FAST EXPRESS TRAINS
From St Joseph and Kansas City to, and from all Im
portant towns, cities and sections In Southern Nebraska,
Kansas and the Indian Territory. Also via ALBERT
LEA ROUTE from Kansas City and Chicago to Water
town, 81oux Falls, MINNEAPOLIS and 8T. PAUL,
oennectlong for all points north and northwest between
the lakes and the Pacific Coast.
For Tickets, Maps, Folders, or desired tanrmatloa
apply to any Coupon Ticket Offlo In the United States
er Canada, ar address
E. 8T. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN,
GenT Manager. GenlTkLAPajt. Agt,
FALL AND WINTER STOCK
of Goods received bv
I3F"Call and Examine.
J. Mi CHRISTY,
KalDFACTMB OF CRACKERS 110 BiSCllHS.'
Ask Yoar Procer for Them.
They are Best.
The Christy "OysTxa" aid Christy "WArxa."
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
: : Rock Island.
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth 8t
and Seventh Avenue,
"All kinds of carpenter work specialty. Plans and estimates for all kinds of baUdfcM
furnished on application.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
AU Kinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
General jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth Avsnus, ROCK ISLAND.
J. T. O'CONNOR, Proprietor.
No. 117 Eighteenth Street.
This new Sample Boom is now open for business. The best of Wines, Liquors and ftae
Imported Cigars always on hand.
GEORGE SCHAFER. Proprietor.
1601 Second Avenue. Corner of Sixteenth Stree - Opposite Harper's Theatre.
The choicest Wines, Liquors. Beer and Ctears always on Hand
ree Lance. Every Day . . Sandwiches Furnished on Sho-1 Not!r
i f-'MaWrXhJLLL ''"MA"" ilUBu wieiijMi.. av7.v-TCQ n ..: u F KV 1
nV JT 4 1 ii ssBiaaans-si
i ELY fcKOTHEI
.S. 6 Wrren SUKewTork. Price tC eta. 5.
Proprietor of theJBrady Street
Ail kinds of Cut Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Eonses Flower Store
One block north of Central Park, the largest In la. 804 Brady Street. Davenport,Iowa.
C. T. W. SCHREINEB,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 and 1123 Fourth avenne. Residence 1119 Fonrtb avenue.
Plans and specifications furnished on all classes of work : also agent of WQler's Patent Inside
Sliding Blinds, something new, stylish and desirable.
BOCK ISLAND, ILL.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Shsp comer Twenty-second street and Ninth avense. Residence 3933
sls preFCred to make sstlinatcs sxd do all kinds of Carpentei work. Give h!m a trial.
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