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TUB ABGUB. TUESDAYS FEimt TA KY 2,31892
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ONE UK JOYS
i tie tnotlifl nJ results wncn
1 refrl'i'1 to tin- aste, and act3
ulyvH j'r.)injtiy on tne ivianeys,
rer and i'"'"0'-'5' clauses' tbo bvs-
t' flit'1- V "' l""1
essmi levers nnU euros Habitual
1 stira;inn. Svrtip of Figs is the
; v ren'ly cf its kind ever pro
1, fili'arii to the tasts and ac
Oilfe to the Ftonweh, prompt i-n
ml trulr beneficial in its
f-'rts, rrr;nre:l only 1'rora th9 mos-t
l.hU- r'n'l "rpfalile substances, its
I'TS escrlirtst qualities commend it
nil ami have made it the most
Innlir rempilv known.
tfnrup of Figs is for sale in 50c
bottles by all leading drag-
t& Any rename uniggist wno
i nnt have it on hacd will tiro-
re it promptly for any one who
-hes to try iu uo not accept any
mufornia FIG SYRUP CO.
SN 'HAMCISCO. CAL.
;. E KE1DY.
T. B. KK1DY.
nui mriiH.re poivrty on roniiTi.!
V?f ul 1 nppnrriMiU'f.' for iiiye-tor. .some
:tor.":in fr j'-irtir desiiii comfortable
a st r:.-rist'.i' price and loi i imc to suit
Firs Icszras:e a Specialty.
1803 Second Avenue, over
Hocpe's Tailor Shop.
Subscribe for Stock
In the Second serips of the
pome Building and Loan -Aso-
latiun, of Hock Island.
A safV-r and better investment
pan Government Bonds, be-
ause the loans ate made only
Irjion established valnea and it
ays m. re t ban three times as
punch interest besides the
kmouT.t inverted and the profits
an tv witudrawn at any time,
loney loaned at lowest ratfs.
H. A DONALDSON, Secretary,
"rm. k,,;,j 4i 5 an1 (i sllwPnlc Temple.
Best Line of
-ARPETS AND FURNITURE
AnU me lament ami best line or
' THK THREE CiTIES.
G. 0. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
r C. M. I.OOSLKT,
JCite-y, o. rI)ina Cuer
FARMERS OF THE FUTURE.
The Duty Agriculturalists Owe to
J. U. obnrne'a Taper llrfore the
Krrrnt Mffiliig of the nnty
lDHtitatac Tort Ityron.
Following is printed in fall the paper
read by J. G. Obborne at the County
Farmers' Institute meeting a'. PortByrsn,
Jan. 27, and which the institute by unan
imous vote requts'cd The Aitous to pub
lifch in full. The subjf ct is "The Duty
We as Agticultur'.l8tsowe t) the Future
The subject assigned us is larger and
more important than at flist thought it
appears. AVe shall see thm it concerns
not only the progress of farming as a
business and as a seience, a ad tbed-.vel
opment of our moral communities in the
coming years; but it alsi touches the
vital centers ef our natioc's life. It is
not to much to say, in the light of his
tory, that the condition of ttie rural popu
lations, socially, morally, in cllectual and
financial will determine the character of
the nation's civilization, and thus decide
the nation's destiny. We spesk of the
fathers of the republic; and eay that
those who preceded us lai 1 the founda
tions, and we have entered into their
labors. But it is true, and in a far
broader sense, that we are 1 tying founda
tions also. We are pioneers. A part of
our work is to remove obstructions, to
open highways, to institute organizations
we cannot speak of perfecting them
so as to give scope, direction, and the
best possible opportunies of achievment
to the intense activities f the years that
are to come.
The debt we owe posterity is inflni'e in
its vastness. A chain of c auses once set
in motion will continue, eai h result be
coming in its turn a cause. This is as
true in society as it is in nature. So long
as the sun shall rise and set, and the seas
sons revolves in their orbits, and the hu
man family exist, so long will our work
and our lives bear fruit it the life work
of those that shall come after us. As
agriculturalists we occupy a position of
peculiar responsibility, and this fact mod
ifies without diminishing our obligations
to the future. If we will only think of it
wb will see that the farmer is the wealth
producer of the world, exo-pt the metals
dug from the mines, the tinber cut in the
forest, the fish captured in the ocean, all
forms of new wealth grow out of the
soil. Industry fashions these into new
shapes whereby they acquire new uses
j and new values; commerce transports
them to places where th jy are wanted,
thus increasing the demane and the value;
but the cost of all these processes and all
these increments of value roust be paid
for. to the penny, out of the products of
the soil. Hence we affirm that more than
90 per cent of the world's wealth, today,
is the product of the farmtrs' labor.
Asuo, the farmers though not perhaps
a majority of the people, are by far the
roost numerous class. Hence thev exert
immense social and polit cal irfluence.
Tbey ckn make and unn ake presidents,
parlies and policies. Th?y sri the au
thors of constitutions, the founders of
Among thedjties we as Agriculturalists
owe to the coming Generation we men
tion first of all : To place the business of
farming upon a solid, linancial basis.
We put this first for the obvious reason
that without financial prof perity progress
in what we call thebicber departments
intellectual and moral is well nieh im
possible. We mean that the busi
ness of farming should be so or
ganized and made to sustain such
relations to other enterprises that the
farmers shall be reasonably sure of his
reward. He who makes two blades of
grass to grow where only one grew be
fore has an inalienable estate in that
blade of grass, and he must be guaran
teed peaceable possession of that estate.
Any other system has in itself the ele
ments of discord, and the germs of dis
solution. Capital, skill and industry em
ployed in sericulture ihould receive
equal rewards with these elsewhere en
gaged. Wbe will say tt at such is now
the case? Our duty, not alone to our
selves but much more tr our successors,
is to equalize this inequality.
In attempting this we must cultivate
self reliance. "The gods help those
whom their own valor helps." said an an
cient philosopher. We need expect little
from legislation or from politicians. We
must put our own shoulders to the wbeel
if we would lift our csrt out of the rut.
But Home was not built in a day. We
shall not win this fight. But posterity,
profiling by our failure?, and avoiding
our mistakes, may accomplish what we
Our duty to the next generation, there
fore, includes reducing the business of
farming to a science; the: elimination of
unwise and unprofitable methods; the
discovery of principles on which new and
successful methods may tie formulated; a
systematic regulation of the production
and distribution of our Marie?, so as to
adjust the supply to Vie demand, and
thus secure unifermally paying returns
for our labor; the cultivation of mere in
timate, social and bueintss relations with
each other; an applicat.on in our busi
ness of those practical principles that are
found successful elsewhere.
These are among the 1 jading objects of
the model farmers' organizations; and
we owe it to the farmers of the 20th cen
tury to improve and extc nd these organ
izations. Again, it inur duty t) provide a thor
ough system of agricuV ural education .
Much has been done, but very much re
mains to be done. The progress of agrl -cultural
education, its quality and its
usefulness depends very much upon our
selves. It will never be more than what
we demand of it. The important thing
is that it shall educate farmers working
farmers those that can wear hickory
shirts and jeans pants, and handle the
plow as well as the pen if need be. The
farmers will never ocensy a better posi
tion than they are fitted for. Education
is the only lever by which they can be
uplifted. The process is slow. Hence
the important and urgent dnty of getting
the machinery well In tr otion.
Another class of thes 3 duties is in its
natore political. Upor us. the farmers
as the most numerous, devolves in a great
measure the responsibility of transmitting
unimpaired to our children that priceless
inneruance or civil and rtlieious liberty
we received of onr fathers. To do this v. e
must go into politics. We must attend
the caucus and the convention; we must
maintain the purity ot the ballot, not
alone after the Australian fashion, but bv
emphatically condemningall crookedness.
We must see that law is respected, that
only honest and capable men occupy
positions of public trust. Eternal vigi
lance is the only coin that will pav this
part of our debt to posterity .
We are under obligations to those who
are to come after us to maintain the sim
ple virtues of our rural life. We are not
to emulate the luxury or the pride even as
we would avoid the vices of our city
cousins. Not parsimony, indeed, but a
wise economy should prevail; an econ
omy which saves by spending; an economy
which detesting shams, purchases at
wbstevercost, true goodness; an economy
which rejecting superfluities of person or
surrounding yet appropriates everything
that stands for nobiiity of character.
In the same line comes the betterment
of our homes, introducing into them the
pleasures of sense, the nourishment of
books, the sprightliness of music, the
fragrance of flowers, the magic of art,
A domestic and social life thus ordered is
the hope of our rural communities.
Country life being made attractive, the
temptation to rush city ward largely dis
appears; our best lands, instead of pass
ing ss tbey sometimes stem to do into the
bands of renters and aliens, will remain
the homes of American citizens, repre
senting the best blood and brain and the
highest rank of American nobility.
Once more we must leave to our chil
dren the precious legacy of a good name.
In all things let us be just. While zeal
ous for our rights, let us be also careful of
the rights of others. Let us cherub no
resentments. Let us indulge no unworthy
ambitions. History records with appro
bation the annals of a virtuous people.
Let such be our record.
Republics are said to be ungrateful,
and it seems sometimes as if the rush and
tumult of the age overwhelms all nobler
sentiments. But we are building not for
a day, a year or perhaps for a century.
The march of man is toward a more per
fect civilization; his destiny is among the
stars. Our duty, as we have endeavored
in part to set forth, is io all ways to
hasten his progress.
The L.ate 91ra. Iaie Holllnter.
The late Mrs. Isaac Hollister, who was
buried in Port Byron on Sunday, was one
ot Rock Island county's earnest settlers.
She was born in Dearfied, Mass., June
20, 1801, her maiden name being Martha
DeWolf. She was married to Mr. Hoi
lister on Nov. 13, 1803, and resided there
five years, com ing to Illinois by way of
the Erie canal and the lakes to Chicago
in 1S33. Tbey first settled on a farm
south of Chicago, where they remained
three years, and in 1S3C they sold their
property and embarked in a prairie
schooner for Rock Island county, and
settled on a farm in what is now known
as Coe town slip, where tbey resided
until 1SC5, when they removed to Port
Byron, where tbey made their home.
Mr. Hollister died Oct. 14, 185, leaving
four children, all of whom survive his
widow. They are: William, who resides
in Grundy county, Iowa; Reuben G. and
Edwin II., who live near Port Byron, and
Mrs. James Bell, who resides on the old
homestead. Mrs. Hollister was a true
christian women, gentle in manner and
possessed of a lovable disposition, which
endeared her to all with whom she came
Maw llt- (Shadow.
This is ground hog day, and those who
have been consoling tnemselves all day
with the impression tbat the little beast,
upon whose movements at this particular
time the weather conditions so greatly
depend has failed to discern his shadow
and will remain on earth insuring fair
weather, are doomed to disappointment.
Just as the animal emerged from bis hole
this morning tte sun shot out from be
neath a cloud and simultaneously Mr.
Ground Hog turned tail and was seen no
more. Consequently the spinal column
of winter is still unbroken.
"Mj Sangbier'a Life
Was saved by Hood's Sarsaparilla," says
Mr. B. B- Jones, of Alna, Maine. "She
had seven running sores in different
places on her body, but on giving her
Hood's Sarsaparilla there was a marked
improvement and now she is well, strong
Hood's Pills cure Constipation by re
storing the peristaltic action ot the ali
mentary canal. They are the best fam
The best medical authorities say the
proper way to treat catarrh is to take a
constitutional remedy, like Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Still la It.
I am daily questioned as to whether or
not I have disposed of my street sprink .
lers. an erroneous impression having
gained currency to that effect. I am still
in the business and will run the street
sprinklers next summer as usual.
Every mother knows how disagreeable
and annoying rash or any other skin erup
tion is to her babe dnring the winter
months, when the child gets so little fresh
air. Hot Springs Skin Salve is the thing
for it For sale by all druggists. Hartz
& Bahnsen, wholesale agents.
Cubeb Cough Cure One minute.
Stanley as an explorer, Edison as an
inventor, Mist Flora A. Jones as the
discoverer of the famous Blush of Roses
for the complexion ; axe the names that
will be handed down as benefactors of
the race, to all recorded time. T. H.
Thomas comes in for his share (of the
profits) as he always keens a big supply
on hand, and sells it for 75 oents per bottle.
CABLE AT WORK,
Numerous Bills Fop TuMic Im
Apprrpria'Iona For Harbors at Itoek
iMlaart, limine and Port Ityron
Aked For by Oar
According to today's Washington dis
patches bills for public improvements
were introduced in the house by Con
gressman Cable yesterday as follows:
By Congressman Cable Thr. t
$10,000 to complete the improvements at
the city of Port Byron, 111., on the Mis
sissippi river; 565 000 for improving the
iiaruor as iuoiioe, ill., and J 35.000 for the
harbor at Rock Inland.
Fail to do Our Duty.
Evervbodv h an fit timpQ f uilf,1 tn A
their duty toward themselves. Hur-
ureua n iauy readers sutler from sick
headache, nervousness, slecplesness and
female troubles. Let them follow the
eximp'e of Mrs. H. Herbechter, Stevens
Point, Wis,, who for fi
greatly from nervous prostration and
Bieepiessness, tried physicians and differ
ent medicines without success. But one
bottle of Dr. Miles' Nervine caused sound
sleep every nght and she is feeling like a
new person. Mrs. Elizbeth Wheeler,
Laramie City, Wyoming, who tried U
other remedirs, declares that after tbn
weeks' use of the Nervine for headacb .
nervous jrostration. etc., she was ei.
tirely relieved. Sr Id by Hartz & Bahu
sen. Trial bottle free.
JCilea' Nerve and Liver Pilla.
Act on anew principle regulating the
liver, stomach and bowels through the
nervee. A new discovery. Dr. Miles'
Pills speedily cure billiousness, bad taste,
torpid liver, piles, constipation. Un
equalled for men, women, children.
Smallest, mildest, surest ! 60 doses 25
cents. Samples free at Hartz & Bahn
sen's. Erause's Headache Capsules are more
pleasant and convenient to take than
powders, wafers, elixirs, etc.
Pozzoni's Complexion Powder pro
vinces a soft and beautiful skin; it com
bines every element of beauty and purijy
J. E. Montrose, Manager.
F HID AY, FEB. 5.
A LAUGHING- EVENT!
Tte Popular Ecemtiic Comedian,
In bis Mimical Pantomime Comedy,
A Pair of Kids.
The Laiijtir? l.a C:rippe
aril Contagion Ii flnenzl of Fun!
rTttlT? T A TrOT1 sOXtiS. rANVES.
XJJ1J IjiilJjOl KALLADf, FAlS.
i-ven'h pcaon of pnoces of lh:e fntnlest
of t .y 9.
Prices 2T. R ) and 75o. Ri-ervMl scitf on pale
ai liirper Donne pharnia'y roll. 3.
New York Symphony Club.
UH". EiiT-ichotta E tic. Primi Drnn! Soprano ;
.-n.s Acncn r loriau. iiraiuanr e omialto: II.
vrneliu. larinei Sn'oi-t: Ch:i. K. Hiei-in-
Violin Vinn .to, ami huUi!ph vou Scarpa, Viano
Tain brilliant or: mitz.ition will rlve one of their
;rnn1 Toncerta in this r ly at the
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH,
Friday Evsalrg, Feb. 5.
: urtis Opera House,
TUSDAY, FEB. 2.
V ir. ctor .
In Millecl er's Com-fJy-Opera.
Sua (or 2.M) nihtf at
tuc New York
Price-fl .ro. !.::,. so and S5. beat on sale
Saturday, Jan 30 at Finite'.. Telephone No. Lit.
to (elect 'rom. Why pay 40 ctn'l
to 81. no for which yoa can a
. ret lor 10 cents at
C. C. TAYLOR.
1717 Seosd Av. nne.
ON MONDAY, FEB. 1
We move our cloak and shawl department, our blanket and bed com
fort department and our curtain department to our elegant-new sec
ond floor just now completed. To properly inaugurate the event and
to thoroughly advertise the change, we shall name a lot of
which will cause a grand stampede into this new and magnificent
In this denartment w cTiwitr tn fniw
establish its new location by selling a
lot of ladies' and misses' Npntnurirstii
at less than one-quarter value.
4 year old size at 47c each.
6 62o "
8 77c "
10 92c "
Kortv ladies' newmarltPts-nnt fVii
season's goods-were $10 to $18. all
go at $2.50 apiece.
Thirty-six newmarkets at $4.25 each,
were three, four and five times moro.
All this season's newmarknts at inot
one-half of marked price. Still farther
cuts on all jackets for this great clear
We shall institute a clearing sale cf
bed blankets and comforts in our new
room, which for cheapness 'and
superior values,has not been equalled
in this section.
Forty-five white bed blankets-will
clear them out at 57 cents a pair-
A few pairs of grey blankets at the
Twenty pairs of pure wool, hand
some light prey sanitary bed blankets
worth $4.50, will close at $2 08 per
All blankets marked down to close
Three bales bed comforts on Monday
and while they last, at 36 cents a piece
First come first served.
!1T20. 1723 and 1724 Second Avknok.
We begin to take stock, and in order to reduce
it we will this week make BIG CUTS.
From all purchases of $1 and
over we will deduct
Come now and save money,
In thia department we will discount your f ar
ch ae on
Biblea 10 percent
Albums 25 percent
Stationery 20 per cent
Blank Book 15 Di r. cent
Juveniles o per cent
Etchings, Encravings... 3SH percent
Picture Frames, Cabinet . . .23 per cent
Picture Frames, to order. 10 per ceet
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY.
1703 and 1705 Second avenue.
Telephone No. 1216.
We predict .the universal use of
Dr. IcKani's Celebrated Cough Syrup
for "La Grippe," all coughs, colds, croup, and
all affections of the throat, Jungs and bron
Its sale has more than doubled each year since
its introduction, and the year 1891 stands out
as the banner year of its existence.
Made and sold at 10c and 25 c per bottle by
T. H. THOMAS,
V ROCK ISLAND.
We cannot reach all, but hop- to reach you by this
If you are hungry give us a call at 1611 Second avenue,
next door east of Loosley's crockery store.
A fresh line of tobacco and cigars always on hand.
V. I BLANDING'S
Head of Twenty-fifth Street
- BETWEEN -
Thirteenth and Fifteenth Avenues.
A Rare Chance Barpins in City Lots.
Eligible, Desirable and Cheap.
Only One Mile from the City Postoffice.
Easy Terms and Long Time.
BEnquire at the Bock Island Savings Bank.
J. M. BUFORD.