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Rock Island Daily Argxj
VOL XL. NO. 166.
HOCK ISLAND, FiJIDAY, MAY 6, 1892.
Single Copies S Cents
Per Week ISM Cents
Ladies, we wish to call your attention ot the
grandest display of OXFORDS ever shown in
this vicinity, which includes all the new styles.
Our goods are made by the best manufac
turers and are noted for their perfect fit, style
Ask to see
Famous y rj
I Bootee. rJS
The Reasons Why the
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
Is the place to buy ycur shoes:
e can show you the largest and most complete stock in
different styles and prices in the three cities,
A few of our leadere:
Children's Shoes, 25, 30 and CO cents.
Childi en's Tip Shoes 95 c-nts.
Childien's School yhot-s 75 cents.
Wom-n's Serge Buskins 40 cents.
Women's Oxfords at all prices,
"e have the best and most stylish $3 cloth " top ladies'
shoe that can be produced. Also the largest line of men's
slices. We aie headquarters for the celebrated mule
sk ic shut's Remember the place,
Harj.er House Block.
eds a thorough cleansing out in the spring, and
Dr. Mai's Celebrated
Is the medicine
One bottle will convince
1,JOd Puriier and tonic, and
me condition. Price 75c
T. H. Thomas'
P- Thomas' Pills are good
"npi-'n. a r,.m,i W. 7.7. ' -C
Fin- !fil':n Seeds 3 for k
."'"WIT S.n.U v
"i;o ii.ni ucw "OX
"i bcruhs this week 8s.
1703 Second Are.
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY.
"W d 1705 Stood ems. Telephone No. Ul.
1622 Second Ave.
1S18 Second Avenue.
to cleanse it.
you, that this is a great
will place your systemMi
per bottle at
spring medicine, too.
Our line of Easier Nnvoltio.
prtmnlfll. T. Tra n rv jft. fn i
wr.v.. . w sv., BIO KCCpiOJ(
up their reputation in choice booklets
and car Is.
Our assortment of Easter Celluloid
iii ve i iMs is similar to taose we bad
Valenti im an, .l h... . K
be appreciated. They are all finished
n. i V. i k. . - - . . . .
u ,u: CU1U1CIUB BUggCBUVe OI lOe (
N. B You are invited to call and
The Leonard Cleanable
Quick Meal Gasoline
Stoves, guaranteed to have
Call and examine. Sold only
1615 and 1617 Second Avenua.
New styles of
D. ROY BOWLBY'S,
1726 Second Ave.
A. D. HUESING,
Represents, among other time-tried ana wel
known Fire Insurance Companies he f oliowU-g
Royal Inanrance Company, of Bneland.
Weechcster Fire Ins. Company of . V.
Buffalo German Ins. Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Rochester German Ins. Co., Rochester, N. Y.
Citiienn Ins. Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa.
San Fire Office. London.
Union Ins. Co., of California.
Security Ina. Co.. New Hiven. Conn.
Milwaukee Mechanics Ins. O.i., Milwaukee, Wu
ueriuau vuviuB. uo,ui ruoria, in.
Office Cor. 18th St., and Second Ave.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
J. M. BUFORD,
General . . .
The oltf Fire and Time-tried Companies
Losses Promptly Paid.
Rates as low as any reliable company can afford
Your Patronage 1 solicited.
Lire Stock Insurance Co.
C 310 AGO, ILL.
Insures live stock against death from accident
or disease. For rates apply to
ED. LIKBKRKNEC3T, Agent,
171 Penwd avenue. Rock Island,
R, M, PEARGEi
Boom 33 In Mitchell Lynde's newjblock..
The Illinois Republican and Other
HOW FIFER ET AL WERE NAMED.
ProerrdlDKM .f the Convention Other
l'ariy Aemblaa- a In Various
ShRINOFIELD. MaT 5. Prom Ihn tim
the republican state convention asaem
bled this morning, a day of excitement
The committee to elect delegates and
electors at large repotted the following:
Senator Shelby M. Cullom. ex-Governor
Richard J. Olesby, Hon. James G. Can
non, of Danville, Dr. Jasper Robbins, of
Quincv. end Jamts H. Gilbert, Samuel B.
Ryn.ord, Goebi Sift and Miles Kebee,
all of Chicago. Alternates were then
It was decided in bal'oting for con
gressman at Urge that one congressman
should be nominated at a time, the gen
tleman receiving a majority of all votes
cast to be the nominees. Senator Eer
rick, of Bloomington, made a speech noms
inating Gv. Fifer, speaking at consider
able length. On motion of Neff, of Free
port, a resolution was adopted, after a
sharp fight, preventing counties or dis
tricts trom changing their votes on the
nomination of any candidate before the
result of the ballot was announced. The
object of this was to prevent Cook coun'y
from starting a stampede against Fifer.
The nomination for governor was then
declared in order and Gov. Joseph W.
Fifer was nominated for governor on the
first ballot. The vote stood : Fifer 941,
Longentcker 120. Clark 93, Hunt 51,
Other nominations followed in order
Lieut. Gov. Lyman E. Rav was n rni.
nated on the first ballot. For secretary
of state I N. Pearson was nominated on
the first ballot.
Gen. C. W. Paver was renominated
for auditor on first ballot.
Henry Uerlz. of Chieae O. WAS nnrvina.
ted for trearurer on the first ballot.
tor attorney ctner&l. Oem W.
Prince. Knox countr. Lominattd on first
Gov. Fiftr was then nnnritimpii Injho
platform and rC-ived an cvation. TTp
made a brilliant speech of accentanre in
which he promised, if re-elected, to give
his best thoughts and energies to the in
terests of tne people.
The fo. lowing were nominated trnRtws
of the state universitv at f!.inmnaiun.
Solon Tilbeck, Emory Cobb and R. "p.
The nominations for congress man-at-aro
caused a heatprl HisniKiai -.n hm
GeorgeS. VVillets. of Chicago, was finally
namea ana n iueis was nominated bv
Richard Yates was nominated for sec
ond congressman-at-ltrge. The clause
in the platform instructing for Harrison
precipitated a lively debate, some wish
ing Blaine's name inserted instead. The
motion to insert Blaine's name, however.
was withdrawn, and the pl-itform was
adopted as reported. For state central
committeeman at-large E H. Morris, of
Couk, and Hugh Singleton, of Decatur,
("both colored), were select 1 mt ofior
speech by Ricliard Yates, the convention
i - j
Milwaukee. May 5 The republican
state convention today adopted a plat
form endorsing Harrisun, Blaine, protec
tion and anti-silver coinage. The dtle-gates-at-laree
to the national convention
are: H. C. Payne, ex-Senator Spooner,
Gen. Lucius Fairchild and Congressman
.' T Paul, May 5 The republican
state convention met today. The plats
form endorses protection, recip-. city, an
abundant currency bated on gold and sil
ver, and othtr republic .n ideas and heart
ily indorses the administration of Presi
dens Harrison, coupling the name of
James G. Blaine with his in connection
with our foreign policy. The following
delegatts were chosen to Minneapolis:
Stanford Newell, ex-Governor J. S.
Pillsbury, Hon. Fraok A. Daugherty
and Hon. Frank A. Diy. The conven
tion endorsed Senator C. K. Davis for re
election and adjourned.'
nEELTSG. W. Va., May 5 The re
publican state convention was held at
Martinsburg today. The delegates at
large selected to Minneapolis are: C. B.
Hart, T. E. Da vis. John Hewitt and John
A. Hutchinson. The resolutions reaffirm
the platform of '88 and the McKinley
lawj and conden n free wool.
Ciietenk, Wyo., May 5. The repub
lican state convention yesterday was
characterized by the presence of several
women delegates The resolutions en
dorse Hirrison, Blaine, protection, ap
prove the coinage of gold and silver.
Delegates to Minneapolis were chosen.
Providence. R. I., May 5 The re
publican sta e convention met this after
noon. After electing delegates to Min
neapolis the convention adjourned.
Roanoke. V , May 5. The republi
can 6tate convention was called to order
this afternoon by Gen. Mahone. Three
cheers were given with a will for "Harri
son, the next president." The convention
nominated Judge N. J. Nelson for gov
ernor, leaving other nominationss to the
THE SAKTA FJ CALAMITY.
The BridKniVavhedOat' fmr Ft.
CDSSO Madlo The Killed.; '
Ft. Madison. May 5. The names of
the killed in yesterday's Santa Fe bridge
wreck are: William Haynes, Oklahoma,
O. T.; Don Market, Kansas City, Mo.;
Luther Condrus. Kirksville. Mo.; S. E.
Verkler. West Point, Mo.; J. C. Greens,
Macon, Mo.; lady and child, unknown.
It was rumored that the engineer and
fireman had been killed, but this is de
nied, oa the ground that the engine passed
over in safety.
3 Help the Columbian fair in proportion
An Astonished Pacha.
Kajfsim Pasba, when minister of war for
Egypt, was very particular in regard to
the personal appearance of his officers and
Issued stringent orders that they should
never appear unshaven in public. One day
he met upon the street a lieutenant who
had bearded the pasha and disregarded
his orders. "To what regiment do you be
long?" demanded the indignant minister.
"To the regiment at Abasseuh," re
plied the frightened lieutenant. "Get into
my carriage at once so that I can carry
you to the encampment and have you pub
licly punished," was the stern command
The young man obeyed, and the twain
rode along gloomily enough for some time,
when the pasha stopped his carriage and
entered an office where he would be de
tained for some time on business. Seizing
the opportunity the culprit sprang from
the vehicle, darted into a neighboring bar
ber's stall, and regained his post before the
return of his jailer, minus his beard. For
the remainder of the route the officer bur
ied his face in his hands and seemed the
picture of apprehension.
Abasseuh was reached at last and all the
officers were assembled to witness the deg
radation of their comrade, who all the
while kept well in the rear of his chief.
"Come forward, you son of a dog!" cried
the irate pasha, when there stepped before
him an officer with a face as clean as a
baby's and a look of the most supreme in
nocence. His excellency gave one look of
blank astonishment, and then, with an ap
preciative smile breaking over his war
worn features, turned to the assembled
officers and said, "Here, gentlemen, your
old minister is a fool, and your young lieu
tenant is a captain." Levant Heral-L
' A Study or the Mysteries of Life.
In a world where it is very desirable to
be entertained and not always easy to find
entertainment there is a great deal to be
got out of a discreet consideration of the
mysteries of life. They give one something
to theorize about in odd moments, and to
have theories about them gives one an in
terest in whole series and classes of facts
which seem to fit in with such theories or
to upset them. If the facts won't fit the
theory, then there is the theory to change,
and to have one's theory driven into a new
shape is the next best thing to having it
There was a little tale in the newspaper
the other day alout Mr. Edison, that he
held up his linaer and lent it and asked,
"What does that?" Failing to ;et a satis
factory reply, he said lie was trying to find
out what is the force that pulls the strings
that make animate creatures move. That
is one of the great mysteries the mys
tery of motion. It is that, we arc told,
that Mr. Keely, the motor man, has
been brooding over for several decades
past. Mr. Keely's experience has not been
such as to encourage any poor man to the
orize on this subject for a living; never
theless, it is a great subject for a mind to
dwell upon in its leisure moments. '
Sir Isaac was thinking about it when the
apple fell and gave hipi an idea that was
of value to him, and has been useful ever
since. There is always this advantags
about having one's mind run on something
in particular, that even if it does not bring
down what it is aimed at, it is more likely
to hit something else that is worth while
than if wandering aimlessly. Scribner's.
An Unique Mvthod of Iestrujing Mice.
Mr. Francis Kussel, who for many years
was sheriff substitute of Hoxburgshire,
mentions an extraordinary instance of the
increase of nrice which occurred a few
years ago in the new plantation made by
order of the crown in Dean Forest, Glouces
ter, and in the Xew Forest, Hants. Vari
ous plans were devised for the destruction
of the mice traps were set, poison laid
and cats turned out but nothiug ap
peared to reduce their numlers. It was at
last suggested that holes should be dug,
into which mice might be enticed, and so
accomplish their destruction. Holes were
accordingly made about twenty yards
apart, and in the proportion of about
twelve per acre. These holes were from
18 inches to 20 inches in depth, and 2 feet
one way by l.'f feet the other, and were
much wider at the bottom, so that the ver
min, when once iu, could not easily get out
In three or four months at least 30,000
mice were caught in this way, and, con
sidering that large numbers were killed in
traps, by poison and by animals and birds
of prey, it was computed that the destruc
tion of mice iu the two forests would prob
ably amount to 300,000. Pall Mall Budget.
Claims for Indian Outrages.
To this day suits are being instituted for
slaves killed and stolen by the Creek In
dians during hostilities with that natiou
in 1S3! in Alabama, the value of the hu
man chattels being estimated at J1.000.
eacn. mere are numerous claim out
standing against the government for dogs
taken by Indians, their worth being reck
oned at from live to fifty dollars. A wom
an in Nebraska applied recently for repay
ment for property destroyed by Indians,
who, on Aug. 7, lSi)4, burned her house and
carried her into captivity for eighteen
Not very dissimilar is the case of a
woman at Davenport, la., who was cap
tured in 18oo in southern Kansas and
held for two months, when she was
bought by an Indian trader for fl,600
and returned to civilization. Xow she is
suing for 0,000, which was stolen on that
occasion from her father, who had brought
the money from England in the shape of
gold aud notes of the Bank of England.
Claims for Indian depredations against
Uncle Sam aggregate $34,000,000, ranging
in amount all the way from 119.75 to
tl,381,250. Washington Letter.
Outlived Many Healthy Men.
Elisba Ball was an old citizen of Minot,
and served in the late war. On one occa
sion he was severely wounded in battle,
and when the men were gathering up the
wounded they came alon r to him, exam
ined hiiu and were going to pass him by.
"Take me along," he said. "Yon can't
live," was the reply. "I can anil will." he
said, and so earnest was he that the me:i
picked him up. That was twenty-ei-tht
years ago, and Klisha lived not only" to
make his will, but to survive ull t be wit
nesses of it and that document, too, a f;-j.-r
ter of a century. Kennebec (Me.) Jr-i:-n:i'.
Applications for 2.S02 promised new
buildings, of an estimated cost of $', IV,,
6Slwere made in New York tity dar'.i:
1891. For alterations the estimated -s
penditure was $7,445,231.
Free Hinder Twine. .
It will not be denied that the great
agricultural industry lies at the founda
tion of all others, and that its interests
have in recent years been discriminated
against in our laws and made tributary
to many others. These discriminations
have been cruelly aggravated by the im
position of some useless duties on farm
products under the pretense that those
duties increase the price of products, we
are obliged to sell in foreign markets,
while at the same time the farmer is as- .
Bured that a similar tariff on articles
manufactured in this country reduced
their price to the fanner. Now all the
great staple farm crops of this country
are too large for home consumption.
The large surplus is sent to foreign mar
kets, and the price of the entire crop is
fixed by the price in those markets.
Every burden that our government
throws on the farmer to which his for
eign competitor is not subject he most
bear alone; he cannot transfer it to any
one else. Ko binding twine, according'
to the bureau of statistics, has been im
ported for several years, which shows
that the duty of seven-tenths of a cent a'
pound is prohibitory. It brings no rev
enue to the government. i
Of the thirty-five cordage and binding
twine factories in the United States we
are reliably informed that twenty-nine
are owned and controlled by the Nation
al Cordage company of New York.
These twenty-nine companies, in the
combination or trust, produce CO per
cent, of the output. In 1890 the total
product of binding twine was 50,000
tons. If the 6even-tenths of a cent a
pound tax was added to the price, this
tax placed a burden of $700,000 on the
farmers of the United States without
counting perhaps an almost equal
amount as the profits of the middlemen
on the added tax. The raw material of
which the twine is made is now on the
free list. Can there be any excuse, then,
for allowing a trust to continue its exac
tions from tho farmer in Nebraska or
elsewhere? The lifting of $700,000 taxes
from the nsers of binding twine is not
in itself a mere trifle, but it is offered as
one even if a small step forward in the
effort now making bv tariff reformers to
lift the great and crushing burdens
from the farmer which the protective
tariff has thrown upon him. I will re
mind Mr. Jones that the stamp act was
a bagatelle. To a rich farmer like
George Washington it was, as a money
tax, too slight to be measured, but as
an unjust exaction, the ' forerunner and
associate of other unjust exactions, it
was enough to make him undertake a
great war. '
"I can rent you a room on the fourth
floor," said the agent of the building,
"for about one-half what these rooms
will cost yon. The elevator doesn't run
beyond the third floor on account of an
unfortunate blunder in the construction
of the building."
"Are there any rooms for rent still
"None that would suit you. There is
a little cubbyhole just under the roof,
away up at the top of a long dark stair
way, hard to find, and"
"What will yon rent it for?"
"Most any price say three dollars a
month but of course you don't"
"Retired place, isn't it?"
"Retired? Great Scott! It's simply
out of the world."
"H'm! If I was in the er collecting
business and was after a man to collect
a to collect a bill, and he had that
room, I think I I'd find it somehow."
"Yon couldn't find it if you had a
hundred bills and an execution and a
search warrant. No' man with a bill
"111 take it!" said young Ardup eagerly.-
A Clever cat.
A certain lady has a pet cat which sud
denly became lame some time ago. Dur
ing his lameness his mistress bought meat
on purpose for him every time the meat
cart came on her street. After his catship
recovered from his lameness this was
thought unnecessary, and only enough for
the family was purchased. The cat. how
ever, ill contented with t he scraps of cooked
meat conjing from the table, resorted to
strategy. The next time the meat cart
came to the door, the cat began limping
anil trying piteously. For several times
he has repeated this, his lameness only re
curring with the weekly visits of the meat
What is more attractive man a pretty
acewith a fresh, bright comp'.exionT Fo
it,use Pozzoni's Powder.
Keep -o- Money
iLestf than Half the pries
of other kinds.
& KIAL.WILL PROVE THIS.
1 Sold bj Grocers
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Quitera, Se. '
In Can) ooly.
m It will helpjrou.