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THE AUG US, TUESDAY. DECEMJ3EK 22 1891.
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Fnbllsbed Daily and Weekly at 1S4 Becoad Ar
enue. Rock Island, 1U.
J. W. Potter. - Publisher.
Tamiie Daily. 60c pr month; Weekly, J8.00
All communications of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or relWions, most have
real name attached for publication No each artl
tlclee will be printed over flctitiona signatures -anonymous
coeununimtloos not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
la Sock Island county.
Tuesday. December 23. 1801
BILL NYE IN AUKANSAW
EXTRAORDINARY PRIVILEGES OF COL
ORED PEOPLE ON THE CARS.
Plethoric Nature and Local Hypernatrl
tlon The Typhoid Tourh-Me-Not of the
Tropica Puffs for Hooniing Towns Hot
Springs nod Its Victims.
ICopyrignt. 1891. by Edgar V. Nye.
Ill the State of Arkansas, on Board
the Anonymous and Return-if-not
called-for in ten days railroad
Arkansas is a state that is suffering
with hypernutrition of undeveloped re
sources, a phlethora of cm Jo and embry
onic industries. Feeling easier now in
my mind, 1 will now proceed.
The railroad on which we are now
riding is of the narrow gane style, and
this coach wonld tickle my little boys to
death if they could tie a string to it
and play with it on the front porch. The
rear half is curtained off by means jot
rich hangings, costing six cents a yard at
a fire sale. This division of the car is
made so that our honest perspiration may
aot offend the nostrils of a colored man
who is occupying that portion of the car.
I come of a long line of purple fronted
Abolitionists who had familiarized them
selves with the negro by reading "Uncle
Tom's Cabin" and the Dred Scott deci
sion by means of burning a pine knot
in onr little Penobscot home, but if they
had been ordered out of a colored wait
ing room as I was the other day, or had
stood up in a crowded "white" car, while
'one of onr enfranchised brothers, whose
portrait I have rudely drawn while the
train seems to have left the track and to
be running a trifle smoother, occupied a
car by himself, they would have been
The portrait is drawn on the spot, be
cause I so seldom see a large man with
whiskers wearing a croclietted child's
hood or even a child's crochetted hood,
for that matter, that 1 can't help mak
ing a semiannual drawing of him, as we
say in New Orleans, which city is rapid
ly becoming a nice, quiet suburb of the
Louisiana state lottery.
Texarkaiia is a thriving town with ex
cellent natural advantages and a new
style of early dwarf flea, which is a re
sult of crossing the little mammoth
black hornet or typhoid touch-me-not of
the tropics with the seven year eruption
of the primary school.
The California flea is a beast of more
delicacy and refinement. He enters your
home life and eats your fattest children,
but he does it in a courteous way, with
his hat off, and uses the finger bowl
afterward; but the flea of Arkansas gets
into bed with his spurs on, and has the
debris of his breakfast in his lieard.
He is a low, coarse flea, with whiskers
on his limbs, and a bad, wicked heart.
He has none of those fine instincts which
we find in the California flea. The Pa
cific coast flea takes off bis hat in the
elevator, but the Arkansas flea nses the
bosom of the universe for a pocket hand
kerchief. I can never describe my feelings when
I thought that I was alone and the sol
emn tones of the midnight bell moaned
through the hush of the voiceless night,
to feel the harsh whiskers of tFTS Arkan
sas flea against my long white neck and
Hits the reader ever gone through such
an experience? Did the reader ever feel
this wny and know that now was the
time for his hair to turn suddenly white,
yet knowinir that it was at the bottom
of his trunk and could not be got at?
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What I hate about the flea of thin
state is that he will not lie still of nights.
A failure to maintain my equilibrium
at the bank for several y in
acquamea witn several strange oea lei
lows ho were not provided with let
ters to me, but 1 never knew anybody
In my life that would overload his di
gester nd then get restless at night and
pnt all his cold feet in the pit of a total
stranger's stomach, and then straighten
ont his legs and push a man to the wall
like th Arkansas flea.
1 hat e a tender, thin, aristocratic skin,
which is very delicate and sensitive, the
color often mounting to my brow, bath
ing net k and face, even while reading a
chapter of the Scriptures without re
hearsal, and so it happens that a flea
will often come and look over the reg
ster U'd be assigned to my room, even
when uk. traveling salesman, who is
handlir g Won bridges, perhaps, has a
better room. So I fall a ready victim, to
these Arkansas Percheron fleas. They
come ii to my room with their wet um
brellas and stop over night, and in the
morninr I look like a bed of scarlet
Abovd 1 give a hasty view of the Tex
arkana electric light plant at our hotel.
We hate electric lights in the hotel, but
just as I got one side of my face shaved
and wj.s stropping my nice new razor
they all went out. It seems that some
one had been in and borrowed the dy
namo to drive fence posts with, and had
injured it, 1 believe. So we got quite a
lot of i-inpty bottles, which very fortu
nately ihrive well in this climate, and
putting a half candle in each we were
soon as gay as could be, hopping cheerily
around with hot tallow on our hands.
was a blaze of light
in each cuspidor. I
In th- halls it
with two candles
give a d rawing of the overshot candela
bra. The flower on the off one was im
provised by me. 1 will be honest with
the reader. It is an ideal flower which
I thought of and then made a draw
Hot Springs is the great healing center
for the C nited States. It is a very charm
ing place also in the matter of climate.
The hot Is also are now most excellent,
a new 01 e, called the Pi.rk, being a great
addition to the already excellent supply.
One of her own writers says very
truthfully, I think, that these waters
are "sludowing forth a hope that the
ve lu3 ultra of panaceas has not yet
been reached by them, and that these
waters h ;re found in inexhaustible quan
tities gushing forth from mother earth
possess h balm for their physical ills
eventotaatof standing off old Father
Time by renewing their youth, beauty
The lai itude of Hot Springs is 34 degs.
north of an imaginary line passing
aronnd the earth equidistant from the
poles and called the equator. Its longi
tude is ti'.i degs. west of a given point.
Its altitn le is 1,200 feet above the level
of the seii and hotel rates are from three
to eight dollars per day, exclusive of
board an 1 lodging.
There is but one drawback ahont visit
ing Hot Springs, and that is the agony
and lack of apjietite which the sight of
human suffering naturally engenders in
a sympathetic nature.
The (J '.ark mountain are here found
in creat abundance, and are sometimes
used for I'liinbing purposi-x by those who
are maki lg collections of that kind.
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CIIK1 RFTL VIEW OF HOPE ARK.
The waters of the Hot Springs are
used lioth for drinking aud bathing into,
but not a" one and the same time. They
are very hot as they come from the
spring, but may be cooled off by allow
ing same to stand in the tub for half an
hour, during which time one may throw
a "doily" over one's shoulders Htid read
Dr. Kei ley has here one of his justly
celebrate: institutes for the cure of jago
mania. It is a neat and attractive brick
strurmre with a cheery aspect. Here,
with a bo tie of Apollinaris and a firm
resolution to do letter, reformation may
be seen gt ashing its teet h on every hand.
Seventy-two of these hot springs which
to the ton :h appear boiling hot. flowing
half a mil ion gallons daily from out a
lieantifnl romantic hillside shaded with
maple, oil re, box, hickory, black walnut,
elm, ash, oak, cedar, pine aud other for
est trees, is a sight to be seen nowhere
else in the world, and one that is well
worth a pilgrimage of every admirer of
nature's wonderful works, as well as the
pleasure s-eker and invalid terms cash.
Jay Uol Id once said that there were
but two cuiesin the United States New
York and :'.t Springs.
This opi fum may be regarded as valu
able, couii ig as it does from a man who
has been fined sis times for refusing to
serve on a jury
Him Mie Knew.
ne Wh tt made you think that pic
ture in tbe Academy was mine? You
must be a judge of style, because it was
She (molestly) You flatter me. 1
really didn't know it was yours until I
taw everylody laughing at it. Funny
The St. Iiiia Girl.
" What would you do if you were in
my shoes?" asked the perplexed Chicago
girl of her St. Louis friend.
"Change t hem for a smaller pair, was
the consoling reply. Detroit Free Press.
We authorize our advertised druggist
to sell Dr. King's New Discovery for
consumption, coughs and colds, upon this
condition. If you are smicted with a
cough, cold or any lung, throat or chest
trouble, and will use bis remedy as
directed, giving it a fair trial, and ex
perience no benefit, you may return tbe
bottle and have your moDey refunded.
We could not make this offer did we not
know that Dr. King's New Discovery
could be relied on. It never disappoints.
Trial bottles free at Hartz & Bahnsen's
drugstore. Large size 50c and $1.
A Leader. ,
Since its first introduction. Electric
Bitters has gained rapidly in popular fa
vor, until now it is clearly it the lead
among pure medicinal tonics and altera
tives containing nothing which permi s
its use as a beverage or inl xicsnt, it is
recognized as the best and purest medi
cine for all ailments of stomach, liver
and kidnejs It will cure sick headache,
ind gest ion. cons tip ttiOD, and drive ma
laria from the system. Satisfaction
guarantted with each bottle or the money
will be refunded. Price only 50 cent per
bottle. Sold by Barlz & Bahnsen.
BUCXLIK'l ARNICA SAL VI.
The best salve in the world for cats,
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
box. For sale bv Harts & Bahnsen.
To Hervona ana Dabltswd tn.
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 tbey 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 or the gooa things of
this world we anticipate too much; we
sat out the 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, appetizet,
blood purifier, a sure cure for ague and
malarial diseases. Price, 50 cents, of
I have been a great sufferer from dry
catarrh for many years, and I tried many
remedies, but none did me so much ben
e6t SB Ely's Cream Balm. It completely
cured me. M.J. Lally, 89 Woodward
Ave , Boston Highlands, Mass.
I think Ely's Cream Balm is tbe best
remedy for catarrh I ever saw. I never
took anything that relieved me so quick-
ly, and I have not fell so well in a long
time. I used to be troubled with stvere
headaches two or three times a week.
J A Alcorn. Ag't U. P. R. U. Co., Eaton.
A handsome complexion is one of the
greatest chsrms a woman can possass
Pozzoni's Complexion powder cives it.
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furnishing al. kinds
of Stoves with Castings at 8 eents
A MACHINE SHOP
ban been added where all kinds of mar bine
work will be done first-class.
NINTH ST. ANT) 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS.. Propts.
inTf Rii JiJj
Jolin Volk & Co.,
Sash Doors Bunds. Hiding. Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for builders,
eighteenth NU, bet. Third and Fourth aves.
Leave Your Orders for '
Corner Eleventh street nd Tenth avenue.
Teli phone No. 1230.
H. F. LAMP Manager.
Is headquarters for Holiday Goods in the way 0
SHOES AND SLIPPERS.
Ladies evening slippers. The new "Philadelphia"
toe on sale.
Try a pair of E.
P. Reed & Co.s
fine shoes and
: Shirt Factory:
We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
Ptici s s Low as tht Lowest.
All ki:ul of Repairing done,
AlfO agent for Kockforu Clcthins Company.
Fine custom-made pants from $.1 to $10.
1609 f-Vcond Avrnne, Hock inland.
Over Luxislej's Orockcrv More.
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AGENCY FOR THE
Office and 9hop 219 Eighteenth Street. Telephone 11
CIlAS. W. YERBVRY, Manager.
STEAM sr..i HOTWATa
Rock Island. HI,
INCORPORATED UNDER THS 8TATB LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Saturday evecltcs. from 7 U ? o
Five percent interest paid on Deposits- Monev loaned on To;
lateral, or Real Estate Security
I. P. REYNOLDS. Free. t C. DBN"KMANM V'ce-Pres
J. V Bl'FOK?. CMi'e
P. U Mitchell. 8 P. Reynolds. F. C. DT.kmsnn. John CrnhsT-.eh. 11 i'
I'uil Mitchtll, L. Stmnn. K. W. Hurst, J. M. Baford.
Jacksod A Hubst, Solicitors.
HfBepan bnt-inrss Jul) S. IStO, ai d occupy fbe foulheaft coinr cf !-.. 1 . ':
Hv3 just returned from the eRst
where tbe; have purchased a iine of
cf all the latest styles, arid invite
the public to call and c xtmioe
We have a full line of Boetcn Rubbers.
307 TWENTIETH ST.
mm. o x
mk Eg -A
For sale bj all first-class Grocery dealers.
Or Ik Liquor Habit. PMilvel.i ui-rd
by atOiulHUirrtna; lr. ilalnee'
It U manufactured mm a powder, which ean be r Ten
!?..v"1.Lb,er. ouP of eofloe or tea. or in forfS.
without the knowledge ofthe patient. It u absolutely
harmless, and will effect a permanent and speedy
oure. whether the patient la a moderate drinker or
an aloouob" wreck. It has been given In thousands
iXfSe1UJ T.er7 ine'anoe a perfect cure baa fol
'WJ. ' er Falls. Theayetem once impreitnat
?a witn the opeoiflc.it becomes an utter impossibility
for tbe lluuor appetite to exist.
OUEX (PECirirro, Hoi Prwrletera.
a pass booh of Mruoulin nr je. To be had oft
For sale by Marshall Fisher and T. H. Thorn
Telephone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
B. F. THOMAS & CO.,
Elm Street Meat Market-
AW kinds of Freeb and Salt Meats always on h m l. Game.
Fish and Oysters In the season.'
Reynolds' Block, Moline Ave., FOOT OF ELH ST.
Billiard Parlor Sample Room,
No. 117 Eighteenth Street.
JAMES T. O'CONNOR, ! Proprietors, i VM. H. CATION-
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and satisfarti. n guarus.Vt
nn a cv- x. ... ROCK ISLAND.
WeMW wMa ftJMVjf altw A VHI IU w W csanu,
C. J. W. SCHBEINEB,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 and 1123 Fourth avenue. Besidence 1119 Fonrtb avt-i
. y I'sutt torH.
Plana and apeclflcatlons furnished on all classes of work : slsn f'n'" '"
61idimt Blinds, something new, stylish and dt siraJ.e.
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GE0BGE SCHAFER, Proprietor.
ODooeite u' -
Iftm Snn4 nnraar of RiTteeSth Btree - Uppue" I I I
TL.-L-! a till. ' I! Dr nA Cr& alWaVS OH "
fnt Lnaeh Brery Day