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THE AliGUS, MONDAY. DECEMBER 1 1891
Published Daily and Weekly at 1684 Becoad Av
enue, hock isiana, iu.
J. W. POTTER.
Tbmms Daily, 60c per month; Weekly, fS.OO
A.U communications ol a orittcal or argumenta-
uve cnaracier, pomicai or rej iivju a, wmi
reiki name attached for publication No each artl
tlckx win be printed over fictitious signatures -
Correspondence solicited from every township
IB noes xsiauu cuuuij.
Monday, December 14, 1891.
Jay Gould's daughter will make ber
social debut en tbe 26 th of tbe present
month. Jay will appear also in a brand
new swallow-tail. Wall street is consid
erably agitated over the event. No one
knows what is in the wind, but there is a
general belief that tbe great philanthro
pist is workingTsome new scheme.
Old Bed Cloud, who was deposed from
his position as chief of the Sioux to make
rppm for American Horse, a younger
tnan, is now a pitiful spectacle, it is ea'id.
He frequently visits the Cnadron agency
and weeps and wails about bis fall from
power. He is now rapidly going blind,
and seems to be dying from a broken
heart. His aged cquaw rt mains faithful
to him and he is popular with the Sioux
As was stated in the New York Sun
the other day, the Bupreme court of Mas
sachusetts decided that tbe use of tbe
word "damn" is not profanity. There is
a story in the New York Tribune about a
Connecticut clergyman, who in a sermon
upon profanity, said that tbe word
"damn'' might be rightfully used by re
spectable people as an emphatic expres
sion. The next day he changed his
mind on the subject when he met one of
tbe feminine members of his flock, who
saluted him tbue: "G od morniDg Mr.
ijj fL damn good sermon
of yours jeeterdaj !"
How V Ya Like itf
Wbtta a protectionist, tells you that
McKinley enlarged the free list, ask him
if there are any necessaries of life on thtt
list. He will answer your question by
saying that the free list is made up of
articles not grown nor produced in this
country. Then ask him to read these
lists, tbe first column containing free ar
ticles that are grown or produced in
America, the second of taxed American
TAXKD ovisMr. c.
l' oiliing, wool
When a protectionist tells you that a
high tariff makes things cheaper, ak him
why he doesn't try it on ashes, bones and
soap grease. Ask how it is that a p rt
of the tax off sugar has made it cheaper.
The protectionist will tell you that tbe
tariff creates new industries. Ask him
to name some of tbem. He is trying to
deceive you. When he tells you that
the high tariff cheapens things,7 ask him
if putting an article on tbe free list in
creases its price.
Look at the two lists given. It costs
you more than $1.80 for $1 worth of
flannel underwear, because it is taxed by
Sir. Cable's manly Mtand.
A special Washington dispatch to ihe
St. Louis Republic contains tbe fol
lowing interview with Congressman Ben
T. Cable with refircnce to the speaker
ship contest, showing as it does, not only
the manliness of Mr. Cable's stand, but
his one desire to carry out tbe wishes of
his constituents, snd after reading it all
possibility of discontent because of mis
understanding of Mr. Cable's position
will speedily vanish. He has acted con
scientiously and wth consistency
and rrankness, such as will win
not only the approbation but tbe
admiration of every democrat in the
Eleventh congressional district:
Benjimin T. Cable, the able young
member from tbe Rock Island district.
said to-day: "My reason for leaving
Mr. Springer was because I felt that tbe
otter hopelessness of bis content had
been sufficiently demonstrated, and to
remain with him longer would be to
merely prolong the struggle and to
delay tbe choice of the caucus. After
21 ballots, during which his
support bad gradually fallen away from
tbe 82 of the first ballot to the
17 who remained with him from
the twelfth to the twenty -second, it
seemed to me, proved beyond tbe shadow
of a doubt, to even tbe most hopeful and
sanguine of bis followers, that Mr.
Springer was not in the race indeed,
thil be bad never be? a in it. Three
days before the caucus I was as firmly
convinced that tbe contest would be be
tween Mills and Crisp as if I bad been
taking a purely retrospective instead of a
prospective view of it. And this same
conviction pervaded our delegation al
most to a man, as was shown in our in
formal discussion of our candidate's
prospects of success. Upon tbe Friday
nigbt before the caucus we held a meet
ing of tbe members from Illinois, at
which a resolution was offered declaring
it to be tbe sense of tbe delegation tbat
Mr. Springer could not win. Tbe ob
ject of' this resolution was to place on
formal record what bad been already in
form illy expressed not once, but many
times. The resolution was passed by a
vote of 8 to 1 four members not voting.
"Mr. Springer was sent for and ihe
res )lution shown to bim, together with
the result of the vole upon it. Under the
circumstances it seemed to me that he
wo ild withdraw indeed, I did not see
botr be could do anything else, inasmuch
as le had said that he would be governed
in is candidacy by the wishes of his col
leal uea, and these colleagues bad rend
ered an opinion frankly and regretfully
con serning his chances of success. They
did even more. They begged him to put
himself at the bead of the Illinois dele
gati3n. the Iowa delegation, tbe Wiscon
sin delegation, all of whom were con
vine ed that there was no possibility of
his i access, and were alarmed for th
safety of Mills, their second choice, and
to lead tbem ever to the Mills headquar
ters to mike common cause with the
Mil in supporters in the contest of the en
suing day. The request to adopt this
polity did not, I believe, originate in tbe
Illinois delegation, but came from with
out, and was most beartily concurred in
and urged by both the Iowa and Wiscon
sin delegations. Mr. Springer would
have had the whole credit of this joinirg of 1
bis fe rces with those of Mr.Milis. his sup-1
porlers begging him to taketbeoredit, but I
. V .' a . , V. - , 1
l? nre we move, u js viw mt if
could boi have transferred all of his
siren jih to Mr. Mills, but he could bave
taken 28 men with h'm, wbicb was two
third t, of bis following at that time. His
decliticg to do so was, I am convinced
now, and, lDdeed, as events have proved
because be was for Mr. Crisp and not
for Mr. Mills, and hence was not in sym
pathy with the second choice of bis dele
gation. Of tbe remaining 13 members
from Illinois, 12 had expressed themselves
emphatically and without reserve for
Mills wben Springer had retired from the
race, one member alone de lining to com
mil himself until the time for action had
arrive!. Tbe people of my district d -sircd
Mr Spiioger first and Mr. Mils
sicontl. I knew ibis from expressions of
opinions made tome at various titms
and at various places in tbe district. If
I have Oefeated or contributed to d feat
their honest choice by remaining with
Mr Hi ringer long after he was out of the
rare, it is to them I must apologize for a
fabian policy which I would not have
follow. (1 if I bad felt tbat I placed in
ieopar lv their second choice after their
f;rat bad suffered defeat."
a; novel lock.
AIllt2'I-vJ3 C." Ti!K REFORMATIO.
fr&njev-ork ami hinged td the wall so I
can turn them np instantly wntieswt
ing the platform. Thy are lefy in this
position from morning, when I clear the
boards, nntil after the last feeding,
when I tnrn them down.
Bnt the arrangement o all this does
not lighten the work of roost cleaning.
The bo i shown above the perches is the
real wi.iard in the operation. The cornu
copia shaped affair coming out of its
bottom is a slepve of cloth four inches in
diamet'T and three feet long. The box
is filled with dry sawdust from the np
per floor or it is shoveled into a window
jnst ove r it. A false bottom (indicated '
by the lotted line) throws it all to the
sleeve. I nevr allow myself to unhook
the pen hes for the hf ns nntil I have
first taken the sleeve off the hook where
its free end rests and sifted a sprinkling
of the sawdust over the platform. Then
the next morning a light sweeping will
easily d J in one minute what pick and
shovel vonld work at an hour.
Its Duplication Would Be of laterest ma
a Sclentiflo Experiment.
The curious lock illustrated in the cut,
from La Nature, ia tbe invention of a
young Norwegian farmer, M. Isaacsen, and
ia of more interest from the novel scien
tific principles involved in its construction
than from its practical value. It consists
of a bolt (B) which fastens the door, and
is held in position by a weak spring (R).
A pendulum (P) is suspended from a hook
on tbe inside of tbe door, which, wben set
in motion, strikes an iron hammer (A),
causing it to fall upon tbe head of the bolt
and press it down so as to release it from
the fastening of the door. A hole (C) is
bored through tbe door opposite tbe bob of
the pendulum, wbicb is set in motion from
the outside by blowing strongly throueh
the bole. Tbe details of this arrangement
are. shown in the upper corner of the illus-iratioji,
A LOCK INVOLVING NOVEL SCIENTIFIC PRIN
CIPLES. The security of this Kick depends upon
the fnct that several puffs of air are neces
sary to cuse the pendulum to vibrate with
a sufficient amplitude to reach the ham
mer, and each successive puff must be
given at the exact moment when the pen
dulum passes the opening (C) on ita journey
toward the linuuuer; otherwise one might
blow all day without unlocking the door.
The exact time of vibration of the pendu
lum mutt thus be known to the person
unitx-kiug the door, and this is easily de
termined by a second pendulum, which he
carries, consisting of a string to one end of
which is attached a weight, and provided
at the Ot ber end with a loop by which it
can be con yeulenel;' attached to a book on
thS outside of the door.
This key tJlinj previously so ad
justed as to lellgi u that it vibrates n ex
actly the same period of time as the un
locking pendulum on tbe inside of the
door. If, then, it is desired to unlock the
door, the key pendulum is hung on the
oubiide and set in motion, and each alter
nate time that it passes ita lowest point the
operator blows strongly through the bole
in the door, setting the unlocking pendu
lum into synchronous vibration, which,
after a few puffs of air, strikes the hammer
and releases the holt. Popular Science
News, after giving the foregoing descrip
tion, expresses tiie belief that a duplication
of t his lock would be of great interest as a
Is headquarters for Holiday Goods in the v
SHO ES AND SLIPPERS.
Ladies evening slippers. The new "Philadelphk
toe on sale.
Try a pair of E.
P. Reed & Co.s
fine shoes and
THE MOLINE WAGON,
T.lieat and Rye Compared.
The fgrieultural editor of the New
York W orld says:
"Wheat flourishes best and is most
product ve on calcareons soils that is,
on soils that contain more or less lime.
Ryegros well on soils much lighter
and drier, and althongh it does better on
lands containing some lime, it does not
require it necessarily to the same extent
that whi-at does. Farmers sow rye on
soils th y consider too poor for wheat,
and therefore rye fields will nsnally be
found occupying the poorest soils of the
farm. Rye endures cold better than
wheat, and is a common substitute for it
on soils that will not grow the latter
grain w.th certainty and profit. Rye
sown as i green crop in the fall may be
used for winter pasture or for soiling in
the spring, in either cse.se furnishing
green fotl. which no other crop will so
well supply at the same season. When
harveste'l for the grain the straw of rye,
unlike that of wheat, is a valuable part
of the crop for sale, lieing extensively
nsed for packing and bedding material,
bnt on account of its toughness and
coarsenets it has but little value as ani
Bw.t't or Sour Crcum Rutter.
There lias been considerable revival of
the old war between sweet and sour
cream butter advocates since the new
extractor came iuto thu fit?ld. This new
war has led to some excellent results.
Men havs been experimenting to find
some waj to prevent the alleged loss of
butter in churning sweet cream, and,
according to Professor Meyers, of the
West Virginia experiment station, if the
sweet cream is churned at 54 tlegs.
Fahrenhe t it will come within forty
minutes, nnd with no greater loss of but
ter in the bnttermilk than occurs when
Bour creai i is churned at 62 degs. Fah
renheit. There is still the custon of
marketing- the two kinds of bntter. The
commissicn merchants set their faces as
a flint against sweet cream bntter, but
at the sa ne time they accept butter
made from cream that ten ye:irs ago
would ha e been called sweet by any
butter ma'eer of those days. American
llo:ses of Various Natioiis.
Every nation has its prejudices in fa
vor of the lioree9 of their own country as
the best in the world; they get educated
np to that standard type. In Scotland
they think the Clydesdale the best draft
horse, whi e the English are equally as
sure that t le Shire is the great model
draft horso for the world. Across iu
Belgium every one from peasant to the
king and q .ieen believe that the Belgian
draft horse is best of all breeds, wliile
the Frenchmen think there is no good
draft horses outside of France. America
finds much to admire in each of these
breeds, which are being so extensively
imported and crossed upon our native
mares and from which the American
draft horse is being evolved the best of
alL Western Agriculturist.
A Pleasing Experiment.
The cut here given represents a pretty
experiment in connection with the con
vexity of a meniscus.
KXPEP.IMEKT OS THR COXVEXITT OF A
Take a glass and fill it np to the brim,
being careful that the meniscus be eon
cave; near it place a pile of nickels. Then
ask some amateur how many nickels can
be put into the glass without tbe water
overflowing. Every one who is not familiar
with the experiment will answer that it
will only be possible to pat in one or tw,
whereas it is possible to put in a consider
able numlier, even ten or twelve. As the
pennies are carefully and slowly dropped
in the surface of the liquid will be seen to
become more and more convex, and one is
surprised to what an extent this convexity
increases !efore the water overflows.
Self 1'uriAmtloii of Rivers.
At the annual congress of German nat
uralists held at Halle, Professor Von Pet
ten kofer read a paper on thesel purifica
tion of rivers. The self purificntiou of
rivers hud hitherto been attributed to
seditnetirary deposits, but Pettenkofer is
convinced that it is the effect of oxygen,
partly freely dissolved iu or absorned by
the water, and partly produced by water
plants. He considers that the great quan
tity of low vegetable organisms in water
plays a great part in the purifying process.
The vegetable Krowrhs in river beds,
should, according to Vettenkofer, be pro
tected, and refuse water from mills, chem
ical works, etc., which is destructive to
vegetable growth, should not be allowed
to llow into rivers unpurified.
We desire to eay to our citizens, that
for years we have been selling Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption, Dr.
King's New Life Pills. Bucklen's Arnica
Salve and Electric Bitters, and have never
bandied remedies tbat Bell as well, or that
have given such universal satisfaction.
We do not hesitate to guarantee them
every time, and we stand ready to refund
the purchase price, if salisftctory results
do not follow their use. These remedies
have won their great popularity purely on
their merits. Hard & Babnsen, drugs
A Millu a Friends.
A friend in need is a friend indeed, and
not less than one million people bave
just such a friend in Dr. King's New
Discovery for consumption, rougbs, and
colds If you have never used this great
cough medicine, one trial will convince
jou that it has wonderful curative pow
ers in all diseases of throat, chest and
lungs. Etch bottle is guaranteed to do
all that is claimed or money will be re
funded. Trial bottles free at Bariz &
Bahnsen's drug store. Large bottles 50c
BUCXUtN'S AKHIC SALTS.
The best salve in the world for cats,
bruises, sores, ulcere, 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 95 cents-per
box. For sale hv Ham A Bahnsen.
Restoring the Color to Gold IXals.
In order to restore the color to a gold or
gilt dial The Jewelers' Circular advises
dinnini; it for h fmr nwninin in this miv
lure: Half an ounce of cyauide of potas-M
siurn is dissolved in a quart of hot watec
and two ounces of strong ammonia, mixe
with half an onnce of spirits of wine, aife
added to the solution. On removal froi
this bath, the dial is immediately immersrd
in warm water; then brush with aWp,
rinse and dry in hot boxwood dust. Or it
may tie simply immersed in dilute niric
acid, but in this case any painted flgnres
will Ik; entirely destroyed.
Tot Over Fifty Tears
Mrs. Winslows Soothing Syrup baa
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dis
burbed at night and rroken of your res
by a aick 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 bowtls, cures wind
colic, softens tbe gums, reduces inflamma
tion and gives tone and energy to tbe
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to the tacte and is tbe prescription of one
of the ol les' and best lemale physicians
and nur-es in tbe United States. Soldbv
all drupgiets throughout the world. Price
twenty five cents a bottle. Be sore and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Sviup
I have been a great sufferer from dry
catarrh for many years, snd I tried many
remedies, but none did me so much ben
eflt fs Ely's Cream Balm. It completely
cured me. M. J. Lally, 39 Woodward
Ave , Boston Highlands, Maes
I think Ely's Cream Balm is the best
remedy for catarrh I ever saw. I never
took anything that nlieved me so quick
If, and I have not felt so well in a long
f me. I used to be troubled with severe
ieadacbes two or three times a week.
'J A. Alcorn. Ag't U. P. R. R. Co., Eaton.
Ni'wn nnd Notes.
It is said that engravers in Germany
harden their tools in sealing wax. I
Xew coal discoveries are. reported in
Kentucky, Utah, Washingtou and Alaska.
Agitation iu the principle the last cotton
picker is worked on; the plants are Shaken
sufficiently to knock out the cotton which
the machine catches before it reaches the
When cleaning a watch, handle all the
parts with tweezers and tissue paper to
avoid staiuiug the gilded parts.
The areas of tbe chief cities in the United
States, according to a recent estimate, are:
Chicago, 1T2 square miles; Philadelphia,
12t)K; Washington, 72; St. ouia, 62;
New Orleans, 60; San Francisco, 42,V; New
York, 41; Boston, 873; Baltimore, 82;
Brooklyn, 2rl, and Cincinnati, 24.
Ths Biffel Tower or Tobet Articles.
31 574 bottles B ueh of Roses sold in
1890. You know I could not bave sold
so much if Blush of Roses was not as
represented, sure cure for Dimples,
freckles and bl ckheads. In 1892 I pre
diet it will he sold by every druggist, and
used by ever ladv and gentleman in the
United States. T. H. Thomas will sud
ply you at 75 cents per bottle.
In the pursuit ol tne gooa things of
this world we anticipate too much; we
tat out tbe heart and sweetness of world
y pleasures by delightful forethought of
.hem. 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 centa, of
druggists. v , .
Ladies who use cosmetics or powders to
cover up or bide a bad complexion, do
not know tbat T. H. Thomas can furnish
them wito Blush cf Roses, wbicb is clear
as water, purifies tbe skin, and positively
removes black beads and all skin diseases
takes tbe shiny look from the - face and
whitens St soon at app'.ied.
The Moline Wagon Co.,-
Manufacturers ol FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT WAGE
A full and complete line of Platform and other Sptirc Wtcrr. er cii!y csp!ec trtit
W esters ttade.tf superior workmarfhlr- end firii-h. lilnttn nd 1 ri. r V.ti IntOD
spplicaUuo. See the MOL1NK WAGON before pure ta?ir,L-.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and satisfacUoc gusrat.fid.
Offio anal Shop 1412 Fourth Arsis, ROCK ISLAND.
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor etncl Builder,
1121 and 1133 Fourth avenue. Residence 1119 Fourth avu-f .
Flans and specification furntpbed on all claws of work: also ncert cf WiaT't tVr! lt':.e
sliding Blinds, something new, styheb and dre irai'le.
J. Bla CHRISTY,
Ask Tonr Proror for Their.
The Christy "Ctek" .v. u 1 1. T "T'r n
Opera House Saloon
GEORGE SCHAFER, Proprietor.
1601 Second Avenue. Corner of Sixteenth Stree - Opposite Hsrvcr'f Trestre.
Tha rtknlnoet Winos I Inllnrr Poor on rlPto-arc fliwavS Oil fiailO
Free Lunch serr Ttav . - fi.nHTnrnes Fnrntf hed nn Sho t Not.r
Q)avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ATT, DEPARTMENTS.
J. C. DUNCAN, Davenport.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth Bt . j K.OCK 1
Plan, and estimates for .11 kind, of h!" -t
and Seventh Avenue,
"All kinds of carpenter work a
Proprietor of th$Brtdy Street
.... . . . v tm..M atari (It Oil bDd.
Green Bouses- X""
Out block north of Central Park, the largeat In I.