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THE AUGUSTS ATUKD A V JANrjUt . , 2 1892.
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THE AUG J S.
Published Daily and Weekly iS4 Secoad At
erue. Rock Island'''
I. W. Potter.
Tnu-Dell. 50c cer mrh; Weekly,
All eommnnlcatkros of rf ' or rKnme"t"
tle character, political nrellKious. mutt nave
real nam attached for pirtfiejuon No socn artl
tlclea will be printed fictitious sumatures
Anonymiotis C(rTnm!iiitcP,',not noticed.
Correspondence Minted (rum every township
In Hock Uland conn
SATIHDA. jAKDAhY i. 1862
Press ard people: There was one
ihorouvblj nt'otic IhW 'passed by tbe
last Illinois Jk-gislalnrB. That was
the law ' ' lefttfcg to the killing of
the sparrow, and giving a bounty for
their heads.. Tbe dangerousness of this
boih itHotitacd infftuious statute was ex
hibited OA tbc.stieets last Saturday.
Dozens o fmall bojs, utterly inexper-
iecced aid unprHCticed in the use of fire
aims cretins, were rushing alorg the
streets, pointing their fcuns recklessly lo
all directions wre a bird was to be seen.
"We saw a Kuna of bova shooting riuht
towards dwellings, regardless of who
might be in range. And the meatiest
weapon they can use is the noisthss air
gun; for it jives no warning. If they
would ue fire arms, they would ri'Rke a
noise and fjive people warning. Net so
with the air eon.
HrKinl to Keeil-1010.
wanderi'd drwn to conr,'., Tom, tostr wlmt J
In tlie precinct nf Die lower lx'tise, that (.
knew m ami me:
A different nuiii was in the elixir, anil fiwwrr
left, von kimw,
That helcoil to mi-e old Ned, cYar Tern, just
20 year .
The houpe was down to bui-lt. -,., Tt ui, a quorum
on the rhior,
('Hie ker didn't count it In as yon oft did of
The roll wasra'led tbe very came, the answers
ave and no.
fame just as we were wont to vote, s-mne SO
But the party lust's in power ow la not the same
The member here, neon the whole, are lietter
A few old lossils aat around, or wandered to and
Like Cannon or Bill Owen did, just 20 years ago
And they've reformed the tariff, Tom, the bill
which bore my name,
,Of which we once did vain!? boast, has been re
pealed in shame;
Toe tariff, aa It Manila today, la ruinously low,
B it the mill are minimi; just the nune as 30
aye bi tter, Tom. the raw material's
Onr g.xxls are being sent abroad
onr ships are on
" t tne sea.
The market for our products. Tom, continue
'Tis not the narrow home market" of 0 years
And wa?e have rot been reduced, but men are
And some w ill even sit and talk of absolute fr-e
Tbe "free trade racket" that we us, il to frighten
Doesn't stem 10 tiave the surne effect as $tye:irs
The farmers, loo. art
mosr out of debt.
To hoodwink them us
j ro-ijicroiis now uml
we did or.ee, would 1
ta,k, "you bet."
Free suaar did the br.siness, Tom. for it taught
them all to know
Tbe tarill was a heavy tax. ome 20 years ai;o.
Yes, I've been down to coitLrei-s, Tom. to ?ce
what I co ild see.
In tbe precine.ts of the lower house that onee
knew you and me.
And looking round upon the scene my litart was
tilled with woe.
To thirik how low we've fallen, Tom, sinco 2)
IT. J. Buiison in Decemb.r Tariff.
Mrna'nr l'lurub'M l.asit Merh.
The last speech Senator Plumb made
in tbe senate was one in opposition to
the Mc Ktnley bill. Though a republican,
he would not follow his party in saddling
an unnecessary tax on tbe people. He
was particularly severe on that part of
tbe bill which added to the du y on tin,
and bis speech read in the light of recent
events, seems prophetic. Said the sena
But, admitting for tbe sake of the ar
umenl that the purchaser would not
have to pay tbe additional cost on the
cn, bucket, cup, or whatever other fotui
tbe tin ruifilit be manufactured into,
somebody would have to pay it. The
American manufacturer, the American
wnolesmer, or tne American retailer, or
all combined would have to pav it if the
consumer did not, and these people, I
beg to observe, are not only American
citizens, but they are very large
in number, and they employ more
labor than all that ever would
became necessary to the manufacture of
a national supply of tin plate; and they
ace widely scattered, and tbeir interests
are aa much to be taken into account as
the interests of some possible future
American manuiaciurer. l ou put a
burden upon them of an addition to tbe
capital which they are required to put in
tbeir business in order to carry it on and
of an increased cost for their rare pro
duct whereby their profits are reduced
One of the effects wou d he that the
smaller manufacturer, by reason of his
inability to get this additional capital,
and of bis diminished profits, would be
concentrated in the bands of a few men
possessing larae capital. Tbe email and
near-by manufacturers would have togivt
way to tbe distant and more wealthy
Now, these things are to be all taken
into account when we come to say what
we snail no aooul mis duty. Dball we
put on a duty, shall we enact a provision
of law here which chanites the course ot
Dusintss as existine um:er tbe prest nt
law, not only now, but for the past 2H
years, aid shall we take the mk of whttt
wilt come from thai? Shall we put upon
these manufacturers and these wholes
eis and these retailers suppofing, now,
that the consumers piys no'iiino what
ever additional this burden nhicb is to
grow out ot tbe imposi'icn of this tax,
and shall we do it upon the assumption
of something for wh.ch we have m,
foundation whatever, to wit, tbat thi
manufacture of tin will be introduced in
to the United States and carried on nndet
conditions which will finally give ua
full aupply of this necessary article a
the result of American manufacture and
at aM m!n it bed prict T
8NOKT, HAFRiSOJf'ET ALS IX HlH Gl.KE
ThK BLAI.lft HlVOIt'EfriT Hkli-s
thk APMisryr ration The Gkkat
Tl.XASJOUBjAi.ItT PlMGEM'S A BaBY
Bl.AIXE FlrtD FOME OF THE Cox
" 1 RIllt'TO8-HOW IT H MaNAKKD ID
New Yohk-Vamops Cthkk Si goks-
WfliTK Hot'SK. Dec 10 1S91.
To Major D.i McGary. Ilous'on, Texas:
My Dkk Major: We; bre in high
spirits i'er the dtvekpment in the
BUine, u nior, divorcesi.it. When Har
runn rytd how young Bl line testified in
tie f uplemental prncetc'ings that he was
a doucie-harrel!ed paupt r who could not
pity ' ccDt to support his sick wife and
haty, he laughed so loud that a horse and
b u 1,4:? ll blocks off got, feared and ran
sway. The public synipatbiz-s with tbe
?ifk and deserted wife, and will let the
Kiaines know it if any o' them ever runs
for offi'e. Young B!an- may not know
it, but he is helping to elect Snort and
Hanisnn in 18U3.
You Texas journt.1 s f. are a flow lot.
Why do you not adopt New York meth
ods? The New York papers are ever
lastingly booming up iheir circulation
by getting up funds for some charitable
purpose, such as feeding hundreds of
new boys, building Grant monuments,
giving sick babies Christmas toys, etc.
It tbe money does not pour in you can
publish fake names. The public will
never be the wiser Let me give you a
pointer. In tbe nttt issue of the Hous
ton Age publish something like this:
For Baby Wlne- Relief
A rase of Real I) stress .
.Tames G Blaine, Junic r, a Pauper.
Ibe Age's Fund for His Hutu's Support,
tiuell Out Your Nickels.
11 s a PooularTr.bute.
Col. Bill Snort, of Texas
Rev. Whangdoodle Baxter...
A Friend ol the Poor
Russell h. Harrison
Swlpea the Newsboy ,
Dose Schanmburg, Austin, 1x
A. A. Anderson, New York
.. 500 01
Mr. Huber 1
The Turtle Boy, Dime Museum Kreak. .. S.r
A Crippled ex-louftderate I
Bab) .MeKee 1
Steve Bmdie, B ooklyn Bridge jumper . ." 00
Twenty-five Filth Aver.ue todies who
piefer no: to nive iheir unmes, but sj ni-
pathize with Mrs. Blaine 41)
Ro. er i. Mills and speaker C isp 00
GroverOovel nd 5 OO
Ihiu McGary, Houston Age l.trnu 10
It you work mm rscket tor an it is
worth, you will soon btcorae more pop
ular witb your frieuds than you are at
present. Speaking of the Blaine divorce
suit, a few days ago 1 came home anu
found Minerva in teara, reading a New
York paper. I ttioi.gbt at first her por
trait was in the paper, a:id looked so bad
that she waa cryinu with rage, but I
found out that she was shed ling the
briny over the woes of Mrs. James G.
"If I were you," sa;d I, "I wou'd make
a blankety blaiik pump ( f mysc.lt crjit g
about tbejoung Mrs Bl .ine's divorce
case, particularly wben limine, juuior's,
treatment of bis wife is doing so much
to kill oil Blaine, senioi, and thus put
Snort and Harrison on:e more in the
"It isn't that,' sobbed Minerva, "bat I
was tbiuking how dread ul it would be it
if Bill Snort, Jr , were to take alter
bis father and turo ot t to be no good
wben be grew an. like some of tbose
other great men. P.esidml llarr san and
and Secretary Blaine. '
This was tbe uieanes; dig ever I got.
Mineiva was evidently paying me back
for what I said to her a few d-iys ago.
The otber day after dinner, while I was
sipping a glass of wine and enjoying a
fragrant Havanna, Minerva said, shaking
her bead sadly :
I hni, afraid, Williani dear, that you
find yourself bored hayirg to stay borne
with me in the eveuincs. Do you uot
tegrt t having become a aenedici?'
"Minerva," I replied, tilowing a cloud
of franke. "you were rever more ruis
taken in your life. The truth is 1 like a
married life i much, and find it so pref
erable to single blessedr.ess that if you
were to die suddenly I'd go right off and
get married again."
Will you believe it that Minerva flew
off tbe bandle and got as mad as a wet
ben? I have ntver beet, able to find out
what was the cause of it, but I suppose
it must have been about what I said. I'
I bad said I didn't like a married life she
would likely have got mad ju9tthe sime
Like the peace of heaven, tbe ways ot
women passe b all understanding.
If Blaine, Jr , Is at oor as he swears
he is, I can tell bow be can remove some
of his poverty. Let hici apply fur a po
sition on some New York paper. All be
will be r quirt d to dow.il be to swear to
tbe circulation. I bef.r, however, tbe
proprietor of tbe New Yoik Eden Musee
bas already offered hiu. a larae salary
He WBnts to exhibit hini in the Chamber
Perhaps you have noticed in the pa
pers letters signed "Ca-oiine Scott EIr
rison," thanking the "Daughters of tne
Revolution," or the ' Queen's Da igh
ters," or some other f. male tociety tor
having elected Mrs. Oatrixon a member
of the o gnuzntion Now Mrs. Bill
Snort is ready- thc"urst lady of the land."
and we rt solved tbat she :oo should get a
little cheap newspaper i otoriety.
There is a Secret order , if colored ladios
who take in washing c.liid"l)e M.istic
Sisterhood ob Dc' tt.dicn Iu:oniprehen.-i-b:e
Wise Darters ob pe Queen ob he!. '
Matilda, wbom I still owt a small wa-h
nil, is Moot Fuistmnt I'ast Grand H'g'.
Priestess and Curtain Fix.tr of ihe Inner
rem le. I wrote to Mould a that if she
would have Mrs Bill Snort elided an
honorary member I wou i pay for wash
ing those shuts away back in 189. Ma
tilda was tickle J to deati at tbe : rot peel
f getting ber wash bill paid, and conse
quently tbe following card, not signed
Caroline Scott Harrison, but sj gned by
Mrs. Snort, is going the rouids of the
EVECUTIVK MANSION, uec. , J out.
To Matilda Snowball, Recording Angel
of tbe Mystic Sisterhood (y the Seven
Incomprehensible Wite Daughters of
tbe Queen of Sheba.
My Dear Madame: t'ur iavor ot
recent date informing me ttpit your wor
thy organization had madome an honor
ary number of the Sevn Mysterious
Daughters of the Queen oSheba, was in
the nature of a glad stimrise. . I thank
you heartily, and desire yu to convey to
all the other mysttriot daughters my
best wishes for the success of tbe order
in Texe.B. Yours truly,
Minerva BeaJoshim, Snout.
I woider what Carolce Scott Harrison
will say now w ben she bees this puff go
ing tbe rounds of the ess.
The recording anee ei,closed a photo-.
grapb of her self in ralia in the act of
writing the epistle toMinerva. The let
ter itself is a gem its way, but it is
not the kind of a leter I wanted the re
cording anael to wife.
She referred to py escapades when I
was a member of the celebrated Texas
"poktr" legislature how I got light and
rode my horse into an Austin saloon,
shooting out tbeljihts with my revolver,
aDd hurrahing fr Jeff Davis and the
southern confederacy, etc., 'etc. These
items and somV others of an even more
ohjectionable claracter, had a depressing
fleet on Minerva, but I managed to ex
plain tbings t.i her and make it all right.
By the wsf. you should have seen Tom
Reed make lor the cloak room the other
day when a stesm pipe exploded in the
cellar of the house. He thought be was
being Russellsaged by a dvnamitei's
brmn, and bi9 movements were like
these of a man putting down a hot plate.
Hi b legs looked like ihe spokes of a bug
gy wheel, they vibrated so fast. He
made faster time tban a prepaid tele
gram. I have seen members from Ken
lucky make time for tbat cloak room
when invited to have a drink, hut they
were slower than the office seeking the
roan compared to Tom Kee.'.
A humorous fact about about Hood's
Sarsaparilla it exp'els bad humor and
creates good humir. Be sure to get
State of Ohio, City ok Toledo. (
Lucas County. ( 89
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is
the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co.. doing business in the city
of loledo, county and state aforesaid, aDd
that said firm will pay tbe sum of one
hundred dollars for each and every case
of catarrh that cannot be cured by the
use of Hall s Catarrh Cure.
Frank J Cheney.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. u.. isse.
) A. W. Gleason.
j seal Notary Public.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Send
for testimonials, free.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Props., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
The Scott Medical Institute
which has just closed its work
of free treatment has
been a success,so far as can be
proved by the numbers of
afflicted people who have
thronged the Institute daily.
many of whom found relief
after the first treatment. Thi
is a medical institute coming
to our city well recommended,
the physicians having receivec
their diplomas from the best
medical colleges in the United
States as well as hi foreign
countries, anu it lias come to
stay as can be proved by the
contracts thev have made
which are without exception bv
the year. The physicians have
decided to place the price of
treatment within the reach of
the poor as well as the rich.
i hey treat all diseases with
marked success with their
Catarrh I Diseases of Women
These physicians also guar
antee to stop any pain in the
body in from three to five min
utes without the use of medi
cine. Remember it costs noth
ing to see these doctors and
find out what your troubles
are, and if you can be cured
they will take your case, but if
you can't, then they will tell
you so. Xo matter what your
sickness is, go and get relieved
or find out if you can be cured.
Catarrh, they guarantee to
cure no matter how long stand
ing. Those pronounced in
curable or w ho had doctored
for months with their family
physician, are especially in
vited. It does not take months
to cure any. case nor weeks
Office 623 Main Street, Dav
enport. Office hours, 9 to 11 a. in., 2
to 4 p. m., 7 to 9 p. m.
Same hours Sunday.
toe on sale.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
tSFTtre t-claM'.work Dd cprcial stteLtion to
RfiJa C8 CP.
Telebonp No. 1214
GOLD PASIS, 1S78.
W. Baker & Co.
from which tbe excess of
oil luit been removed, is
and it is Soluble.
are used in its preparation. It Las
more than three times the strength of
Cocoa mixed with Starch, Arrowroot
or Sugar, and is therefore far more
economical, costing less than one cent
a tap. It is delicious, nourishing,
strengtheniug, kapily ihoestkd,
and admirably adapted for invalids
as well as for persons in health.
Sold by Grocers everywhere.
W. BAKER & CO., Dorchester. Mass.
For Mle by all ftrt-claes Grocery dealars.
0 m. 8
for Holiday Goods in the way o
slippers. The new "Philadelphia
Try a pair of E.
P. Reed & Co.s
fine shoes and
Of Ihe old ;eli ible & and. 10c
Im-luHin)? rUnlt gods of everv description. Doll?
wnitor:?, tUl;,'ri.-, et:., Chribimas trees, candles and ornaments alwaje the cheapest at
MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Third Ave
117 Eighteenth Street
JAMES T. C CONNOR,
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.'
All Kinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
Genernl Jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction guarante d.
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth Avenue, ROCK ISLAND.
Superb New Trains
ASK FOR TICKETS via Q &C
STATE SAVINGS BANK.
MOLINE, - ILLS.
Office Corner Fifteenth street and Third Ave.
Bnccetde the Mollne Savings Bank. Organ led;i863
S PEB CEMT. INTEREST PAID OX DEPOSITS.
Organized under State Law.
Open from 9 a. m to 8 p. tn., and Wednesday and
Satarday ntirhU from 7 to 8.
Pobtkb Skiujieb, - . President
H. A AmswoBTB, - . Vice-President
C. IIcalKWAT. - . Cashier
Porter Skinner, S. W. Wheelock,
A Rose, II . A. Alnsworth.l
G. H. Edwards, w. II. Adams,
Andrew 1 riberg, u. F. Ilemcnway.
Uiratn Drl n
j t, E. C. FRAZER. S 'f "
C. O. X).
221 and 223 .
Al Laundry Work done on short notice.
A ipecialty of Dress 8klrU .
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
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! KAIUFACTOREB CF CRACKERS 110 BISCUIT; I I
I 1 isii'
Ask Yonr Grocer for Them. 1 i 1! I1 1
They are V t. I J l',:?,
The Chriety "Oystkr" atd Cbriety "WrBi " I . f ' i' J
BOCKISLA10. Il 5 I
, 1S14 Third avenue goffer a splendid and well aborted
and tov, chair, tablec. rociing hr?e 1
-! Proprietors. VTM. H. CATTON
running Daily bttweti
Have just returned from the ess'
where they have purchased a iic
of all the latest styles, and in?
the public to call and exam
We have a full line of Boston Rubbers
HORST VON KOSCKRITZ.Ptu
Pbiscriptions a 8peoia.tt.
Fourth Ave. andTwentv-Thlj
THE ILLINOIS ;
Live Stock Insurance
Insures li.e stock against death from
or disease. For rates apply to i
KD. UBBBRKNECHf. Ai
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