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Thcrbdat. May 26. 1893
DKnOtRlTIC STATE TICKET.
For Governor JOHN P ALTGE LD
For t'oncrtssman at large JOHN O BLACK
For Congressman at large. . AXDRK WJHUNTKR
For Lieutenant Govtrnor JOSEPH B GILL
For Secretary of State WM H UIxKlCHSEN
For Auditor DAVID GORE
For Treasurer RUFES N KAVSKY
For Attorney General MT M ALONE Y
Siocx City has decided to adopt brick
paving, and in all probability no othtr
kind will be put down in that city in the
future. Sioux City has already invested
in granite and cedar block,
Babylon was 14 miles square, Nineveh
was about the same in area, London
proper is only seven miles square, but it
is estimated that the ancient cities bad
only about 1.000,000 each population.
Protection ai to .limes.
Some months ago Enoch Knight con
tributed to one of the magazines a dci
scription of the Ttmescal tin mine in
California. He has recently written for
the Chicago Tribune, says the New York
Times, a letter in which be sets forth cer
tain facts which have cone to his knowl
edge since the publication of his first ar
ticle on this subject. Concerning the
output be says, writing fiom Los Angeles
on May S:
"The present capacity of the works at
this mine is the crushing of about 30
tons of ore a day, which, at a yield of 2
per cent the average so far, which does
not show any sign of change means
about 20 tons of pig tin for the working
days of the month. The output has do;
materially varied from these figures since
the present operations seriously be
gan." The mine has been inspected by many
persons. Mr. Knight 6ays:
One of the latest visitors was Lloyd
Booth, the head of the great iron works
of that name at Youngstown, Ohio, a
near personal and political friend of Gov.
McKinley. What he thought of it does
not appear, but the local newspapers had
it a few days later that before long we
might confidentially expect a manufao
tory of iron to be started in connection
with the mine, preparatory to making tin
plate right here in California. Of course
no iron works could be started here. The
iron ore is ,20t) miles east of here and
suitable many times further. To make
iron for tin plate under these conditions
is an absurdity on its face."
Mr. Knight also points out that there
is no necessary connection between tin
making at Temescal and the tin-plate
business, because the product of the mine
is easily sold for other purposes. More
over, the Temescal tin is not just what
manufacturers of tin plate want. On
this point he offers trustworthy testi
mony: "I asked Capt. Harris, the mining su
perintendent and the man to whom every
questioner is referred for information,
what the quality of the tin is in the opin
ion of experts. Be says it is universally
well spoken of for the uses to which it
has been put, which is mainly the miking
of solder. He says it is a little stiller than
the finest foreign product, and lacks
something of the fluidity that is desired
for the coating of iron or steel."
It appears, then, that the output of the
mine is about 240 tons per annum, and
that the product is used mainly in the
making of solder. We compare the Te
mescal output with the quantity of tin
(the metal) imported into this country
last year: V
Imports of tin in 1891 17,731
Temescal output 340
In no other place in this country is
the metal produced in commercial quan
tities. The McKinley tariff law pro
vides that there shall be a duty of 4
cents a pound on tin after July 1, 1893.
The prospect now is that this duty will
be imposed for the benefit of the Eng
lish owners of the Temescal mine in
order that they may obtain a higher
price for their output of 240 tons per
annum. The duty will increase the
price of imported tin by about 4 cents
a pound an addition of about 20 per
cent. This tax would be nearly $1,600,
OQ0 if collected upon a quantity equal
to the imports of last year, 39,677.041
pounds. The consumers of the metal
in this country will be required to pay
this sum for the protection of this
Temescal mine and its 240 tons of tin.
The price of tin is now, and for a long
time baa been, a .out 20 cents a pound.
When it shall have been increased tq
24 cents by the duty, the English own
ers of the Temescal mine will be able
to sell their product at that price, and
will enjoy the benefit of "protection.
I used three bottles of "Mother's
Friend," and when I was Bick I never
went to bed until 12:30, and my boy was
born at 8 a. m. with tcarcely any pain.
I will do all I can in recommending it to
expectant mothers. Your thankful friend,
Mb. B. P. Waltebhtjs.
Marion. O., Sept.. 1890.
Sold by Harti & Bahnsen.
NYE AS A NATURALIST
CINCINNATI FURNISHES SOME ZOO
Mr. O'H.Htlihan's Views on Diva, . .in
jects Seeing the Elephant A Sad Talc
of a Fight with Flames and How Four
Sonla tYero Saved.
lCopTight, 1892, by Edgar W. Nye.
Cincimati has one of the most at
tractive ::oological gardens in the United
States, the fanna displayed there being
of an nt usually-robust and attractive
quality. Fondness for a close study of
animal life has ever been a characteristic
of mine, and on arrival in any city of
considerable size I register, send tip my
luggage nnd inquire at once for the zoo
logical gardens. Soon afterward yon
inay see me engaged in studying the
sloping shoulders of the giraffe or the
low, retreating forehead of the crocodile.
AT THE ZOO.
Professor Louis Agassiz, with whom I
have let-tired a number of times to
standing r xra only, divides the earth
into three fauna, viz.: 1. The arctic. 2.
The tempt rate. 3. The tropical. The
arctic faun t wa3 homogeneous, and em-
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mr uyimi-jn VAUX'IUHieS OI tUU
' c,-i i,..i i T i;
Dctn i inn ctti i. vim in jus uM n io me
isothermal zero. Possibly 1 do not make
myself quite plain, but a little thought
will make this perfectly clear. The
arctic fani a embraced those animals
which, likt- the polar bear, prefer a
strictly inert diet during the winter, ex
hibiting a s-rong repugnance to oatmeal
and adhtrii g to their heavy jaegers the
The arctic fauna also embraces tho
walrus, the penguin, and the pemmican.
The salt horse and Cincinnati quail are
also fonnd as far north as tho utmost
limit of exj loration and human verte
brate. Rodontia and pachyderms do not do
well in the arctic fauna. The season is
too short. 1 would never take my
pachyderms too far north. Insectism
does well here, and some gallinaceous
birds, nut ably the penguin and the to
boggan, bat pachyderms and articulata
are very seldom found here.
Cincinnati bus two good specimens of
the polar be.ir. This animal is fonnd in
the extreme north, subsisting mainly on
kippered herring and young explorers.
The white or polar bear can sit for hours
on a cake of ice without taking cold.
What a wise arrangement of nature this
is which enables the polar bear, even
when heated and per?j iring after a long,
hard chase after an explorer, to seat him
self on nn it eberg with impunity while
eating his explorer. This animal is also
enabled to o for days without food.
Last winter, for instanc-e, is said to have
been a very t-evere one on arctic fauna.
Toward spring, it is said, thousands of
arctic animt.ls were driven from their
usual haunts by cold and hunger, many
of them bar -sly eking out a wretched
existence by licking the axlegreaso off
the north pole.
The polar bear, however, pulled
through without great suffering nnd in
very fair condition, while thousands of
other arctic animals died off, owing
to the fact that curiosity regarding the
open polar se i is apparently falling off,
and the carni vorous animals of the polar
region are now often seen to pause and
look at each other as who should say:
"Don't it stem to yon that it is getting
to be a pretty long time ltween polar
About the t nly real merit attached to
the arctic reg ions, it seems to me, is the
fact that there is said to be absolutely
no malaria ihere and very few mos
quitoes. On ".he other hand, the trop
ical fauna riust continually grapple
with a very n alarial climate, The very
tine quinine f a climate, as it were.
The tropical fauna is represented in
the Cincinnati zoological collection by a
number of go d specimens, among others
a pair of chimpanzees, called Mr. and
Mrs. O'Hoolihan. Mr. O'Hoolihan is
somewhat bel w the medium height and
resembles the late Mr. Crowley, of New
York. Mr. O'Hoolihan has a pale gray
eye and John C. Calhoun whiskers.
In politics h9 favors a republican form
of government with a Democratic ma
jority. Socially he is rather liberal, and
would no doubt lead a double life if he
had not been placed where his actions
are constantly under the public eye, as
it were. One of the most touching pic
tures I have ever seen, I think, and one
well worthy of the brush of a Rem
brandt or a McDougall, is that of Mrs.
O'Hoolihan on a Sabbath morning fuss
ing around among Mr. O'Hoolihan's
John C. Calhcun whiskers with a fine
Mr. O'Hoolihan favors the election of
senators directly by the people, and also
urges that in t ais day of popular prices
for good entertainments that seats in
the senate are too high. He would favor
making them ten. twenty and thirty
Mr. O'Hoolil an also favors the free
and unrestricted coinage of Bilver, to
gether with a taore rigid rule regarding
its absorption ly those who already have
some. His thtory is that the govern
ment should of 'er a certain percentage
$h , in
j I PLfS oo 1 j!o It'll)!:
. T,f? -OTFtED THE . h
of premium to those who now have
money, and by that means ascertain
truthfully what amdnnt each citizen
has. Then it should announce that it
had made a 6light error as to the mean
ing of the law, and turn right around
with what silver it has and what it can
coin by means. of a new brick and tile
machine which will make money as fast
as a big factory can make carpet tacks,
and even np the whole thing so that all
mankind may start in square again.
Mr. O'Hoolihan favors also the cp
portioninent of brains in the same way
if Possible, otherwise the able men would
fool the other folks out of their money
again in a week, and all this apportion
ment would have to be gone through
with again. He does not know yet very
fully how he will even up the gray mat
ter business, but he thinks it can be done.
He claims that when surgeons are able
to open the skull of a foolish person that
has failed to grow, thus giving room to
the brain so that the idiotic, by having a
gore or a gusset put into a skull, have
been able to almost think inside of a
week, whereas tlwy formerly did not
know enough to ache when they got
hurt, he thinks the day is not far distant
when the man who knows too much may
bo made to "whack up," as it were, with
tho mental pauper. Proper officials will
go around with a brain tester for people
to think against, and by means of a
graduated scale the official can tell
whether a man knows more or less than
the law allows.
In this way the smart Aleck who knows
it all, and who tells his parents how to
grow up to be good men and women,
will be compelled to fork over some of
his ability to the poor fellow who has
failed as a sand pounder.
Mr. O'Hoolihan favors more rigid mar
riage laws, especially requiring those
who marry to refrain from shooting each
Other within tho first year, and also re
straining them from publishing their
divorce proceedings, so that children are
liable to get hold of them. He believes
in having suitable places, with sanitary
plumbing connected with ,them, where
people may go to get their divorce busi
ness and soiled linen attended to.
Asked his opinion regarding English
hnmor as compared with Irish and
American humor, lie said:
"Tho English humor of today is of a
restful character and used mostly as a
means of relaxation. In the days of
Thackeray and Dickens Englishmen
seemed to enjoy a mirth provoking
humor of the American order, it seems
to me. but now it runs largely to puns
and petty larceny. It is a sadder humor
than ours, a good style to adopt during
Lent. English humor with sulphur and
treacle can do no harm, I think.
"An Englishman came over on a Cu
nanler the other day. and the passengers
put the customs officers 'on to him' be
cause he seemed to have swollen tip so
rapidly the day before reaching New
York. But how do you suppose he got
out of it? He told the officers that tho
day before he landed the passengers got
him to talking on the tariff, and before
he had an idea what he was doing he had
enlarged upon it!
"He turned out to be the song and
dance editor on the staff of Punch, who
was coming over to America for his
health, also for the purpose of organiz
ing a school of what is called White
chapel humor, which is quite popular in
The Cincinnati zoological works pos
sesses the tallest and handsomest giraffe
grandiflora that there is in America, so 1
am told. It can easily eat out of a third
story window, and belongs to Rescue
Hook and Ladder company. No. 3, of
Tho elephant was feeling very poorly
when 1 saw him. His skin looked dry
and feverish. When he walked his over
alls rattled . together like tin clothes
fastened together with wire.
THE ELEPHANT WAS NOT FEELING WELL.
The mandrill is a strange looking beast
with a brief but spirited tale. It has a
blue nose, but flushes easily if taken by
surprise. It then goes and buries its
face in its hands in an embarrassed way,
erroneously thinking that it is secure
It was on board a train between Wheel
ing and Pittsburg the other day that I
heard a sad tale. It was told to me by
a refined Kentucky gentleman who was
Belling ballot boxes under the Australian
system. He said that he could also pro
vide voters when it was desired. He
said that nothing for years had called
forth so much genuine ingenuity as the
Australian ballot system, not only on the
part of those who wish to defeat its oper
ations and effects, but on the part of
those who wish to make the successful
ballot box booth, etc., so as to be the of
ficial manufacturers of voting furniture.
He told me of a Swiss gentleman from
Tell City, Ind., who has perfected a port
able booth, ballot box, guard rail, rope
and six chairs, all of which fold up into
a space 8 inches thick, and the package
does not look larger than a good sized
This gentleman was attending church
a few weeks ago when the shrill cry of
fire burst forth on the street of the vil
lage. The pastor had been unusually
interesting in bis talk and unusually
strong in his vigorous attacks, especially
tipon gambling, drinking and the dese
cration of the Lord's day. Every one
vas greatly interested, for the pastor'8
heart was in the work and his burning
words were listened to with rapt atten
tion, for his language was as powerful
as it could be without violation of cleri
cal etiquette and the statutes in such
case inado and provided.
Fire, however, had broken out in the
hotel near by, it seemed, and so in the
midst of his eloquent and fearless battle
against these vices he broke off suddenly
to aid in saving property. He formed a
bucket brigade, and aided by the four
other pastors, who had also hastened to
the scene, a line of pails soon extended
from the nearest pump to the ladder
running up the side of the building.
For hours the good man fought the
flames without ever pausing for breath.
The hook and ladder company did the
swearing while he carried water. They
pulled down ivy vines, ate hotel pie,
filled the air with imprecations and ever
and anou rolled up their 6leeves to seo if
their muscles had grown any since they
last examined them.
Finally, seeing that the hotel could
not le saved, and that a little cotters
neaf it was threatened, the pastor said:
"Let us save this little home at least.
Put blankets on tho roof and keep them
wetted. Work with a will, boys, and
wo may save this little 'cot' even though
the hotel perish."
Finally, after hours of struggle in the
choking smoke and heat and discourage
ment, the flames died down and, sur
rounded by ruin and wreck, the little
house 6tood by itself safe and unscathed.
The pastor went in to see if everything
still remained unharmed and to receive
tho thanks of the occupants. There was
no one there, but on the table, face
down, were four unusually good hands,
running all the way from the straight
to the bobtail flush, while in the center
of the table stood the tempting jackpot,
and near by, on a sideboard, a tall re
ceptacle with willow environments con
taining spirits, arranged and dramatized
by a gentleman named Pepper.
The cottage was what is called in that
country a "Speak Easy."
A "Speak Easy" is not a moral place.
The pastor put on his coat and princess
vest and went home, and as he went
some one heard him say: "Whoso is
simple, let him turn in hither. He that
reprove th a scorner- getteth to himself
shame, and he that rebnketh a wicked
man getteth himself a blot."
NO PAY UNTIL CURED.
3io opcrsron. Nopain. Nodarger. No
d tendon fiom bnsinete.
PILES CTRE' without pain, use of knife or
cautery no aLcsthetic no detention from busi
ness. DR.A.L.DE S0UCHET
The Itnptnre Specialist, of Chicago.'or his asso
ciate will be at
HARPER HOUSE .
Every MONDAY and TUESDAY
Refe.rerces: A. E. Britton.40ftt Armonr aveme.
Oticag; tJeo. M. Bennett. S302 Illinois avenue.
Chicago; Vm. rchindler, MittmnK Ind,: Dr'
Swcetlana. Ilighland Park, 111.; 11. G. Eddy
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of fnrnlaMng aL kind
of Btovei with Casting at 8 oenU
A MACHINE SHOP
ai been added where all kind of machine
work will be done flnt-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING- BROS, i Propts.
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A woman may sev,and
But! wkjl TAuSp COme5 kj ,
men vanisn au troubles av.'ay.
mm iy ittiiiiic&jojy;''
J. B. ZIMMER,
ER CHANT S AILOIi
Has Jnst received a large Invoice of the latest Impoitid md lin.i-:;c -
Snillnps, which he is selling at $25.00 and up Bis line of tAvrcoxts ' . ,". "
west of Chicago. A very fit e line of pants, which fce is wllinc at $i lii r.i ,;' , 1
and make 3 our selection while tfce stock is complete.
Stab Block, Opposite Harper Ilouex.
OLD GUARD HANDMADE
Only S2.50 Per Calion
ISLoTrn eft? iLdlers,
And Dealer in M " .-olens.
c. j. w.
Contractor and Huilder.
1121 and 1123 Fonr'h avenue. Residence :ti Fonrn ivir.r.c.
Plans and specifications famished on all classes of work : also 8:rr: e 1 Vi: :V !V. v. J
Sliding Blinds, something new, stylish and desiraV '.e.
ANALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will be located on Fifth avenue and
Proprietor of the Brady Street
AJ k nds of Cut Flowers constantly on hand.
One block north of Central Park, tha lareest
B. F. DeGEAR,
Office and Bhop Corner Seventeenth St.
and Seventh Avenue,
SsT-All kinds of carpenter work a specialty.
tyf&Ll-'-A L01d f&crets and the Ne Discoveries "S, tie 1 r ,
Qavenport Business College
FOB CATALOGUES ASDBZ8S
a Woman may
Market Square I
3 v -d Av.::e
shheine - .,
Twenty - third street oc or befor'1 1
1803 Second Avenue.
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Plans and estimates for all kicci 0
J. C. DUNCAN, Da veEF'