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THJfi ABttUB.-1 FRIDAY, MAY 8 1891.
Published Daily r.d Weekly at Second AT
enue, Kock Island, J1L
l. W. Potter.
Taires Dally, toe per month; Weekly, JS.00
All communications of a critical or argumenta
tlY character, political or religious, mast have
real name attached (or publication. No each arti
tldea will be punted orer fictitious signatures -Anonymous
communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every townehlp
is Kock Island county.
Friday, Mat 7. 18C1.
Boes Wells has braved again.
Forty yeara ago a New York man
marked a quarter and put it into circula
tion. It has just returned to bim.
The "American tin-plate" bubble bas
burst, with the evidence that paying tin
deposits in the Black Ilills are McEinley
Thx mine barons seem determined to
control the country. In Pennsylvania
tbey are shooting down those who refuse
longer to starve at their behest and in
Indiana they are nullifying the law of the
It is announced that the Harrisons will
go to Cape May Point after their return
from the elope. That is to say, they will
transfer themselves from the scryioe of
the lantj-grabbing sharks to the lottery
The machine is endeavoring to whip
Aldermen Knox and Tindall into line to
confirm the appointment of T. J. Rtdiig,
which will be again made next Mouti&y
night. Messrs. Knox and Tindall have
minds of their own, however, and will
stand by their convictions.
Bcrlingtox Gazette: That religious
crank who wants Jay Gould to give him
$5,000,000 or die, evidently doesn't know
bis man. If "Jay" had to pay over the
money the ebock would be certain death,
and the "Wizzard" is safer in taking
chances with the crank.
The indications are that this season
will bring the Digged yield of corn and
wheat raised for years. Will the Mc
Eicley tariff keep the prices on these two
cereals op to the present notch when
garnered? If it doesn't wherein lies the
benefit of protection to the western far
Got. Francis, of Missouri, has signed
a bill and it is now a law in that state en
titled "an act for training and licensing
teachers." The law establishes a teachers'
institute in every county to train and
license teachers, and a stale training
school to train and license institute con
ductors and instructors. The law takes
the licensing of teachers from the county
school commissioner as an individual, and
intrusts it with a board of institute con
ductors and examiners, of which bocrl
the commissioner is a member.
Crxsca statistics seldom give satisfac
tion, and complaint is made in England
because the recent enumeration oniy
shows an increase of about 2,000.000 in
population for the decade. Still the fact
remains that, with an area about like that
of Illinois and Missouri, Great Britian
supports a population of 3S.000.000 an J
adds to it constantly, though the flower
of ber youth are emigrating to the United
States and Australia by hundreds of
thousands annually. It would probably
be nnkind to ask what wages would be
under the McEinley bill if the population
of Illinois and Missouri aggregated
38,000.000. Tes, England is a free-trade
St. Loos Republic: It is now re
ported that 6.000 white intruders upon
the Chickasaw Indian lands are to be
driven away, as other intruders in Okla
homa have been driven away, and as the
woodsmen who tried to intrude upon the
Indian reset v 3 in northern Wisconsin
have been driven away. There ought to
be better regulations for the guidance of
the pioneers in these regions than those
that are now enforced and now neglected.
The Chickasaw settlers ought to have
been prevented from intruding upon land
that they could not lawfully take, and
that some of them have held and worked
for years by consent of the Indians. The
pioneers in several parts of the west have
had hard times this year.
Boes Wells, who, by the way, it is
quite amusing to note, seems to have a
peculiar relish for the term,"dough face,"
has found what he seizes as another op
portunity to rush into print, and in iLis
morning's Union subscribes his name
to a batch of space-killing statements
which he attempts to attribute to the edi
tor if this paper. The editor of Tiie
Akgcs is responsible only for such edi
torial opinion as appears in his paper.and
does not seek to controvert the tele
graphic report of current events, or to
exclude the same from publication, no
matter what its effect on political theories.
Neither does be presume to dictate the
nature or drift of sentiment expressed by
every publication which may happen to
be printed in the office . Boss Wells does
like to keep before the public, atd
whether be stands in the light of ridicule
or otherwise it matters not to him. Be
likes to see his name in print and that i
all there Is about it.
Themae H. Kead
Behold me ai I stand.
Where Home has stood
For twice a thousand years
And more !
Behold ns both: .
Me and Rome I
And then, dear friends.
Please give your eyes a rest.
Rome hasher histotr.
And 1 have mine;
But Home, although the eat
Upon her seon hills
And ruled the world,
Reversal in the speaker"! chair
Of the Fifty-Bret congress
And bossea that
As Id id.
And that Is where I've got
The balgeon Rome !
Here tn old Caesar's district
I stt me down, and with my feet
Cnon h's ancient mantelpiece
I feel at home.
Me and aesarl
Twin stars that twinkle through all the time !
Two iron heels that trod aa on
Upon the people's necks.
And then we sot it In onr own '.
By rcsh! de ar friend s. 1 don't like that a !ltt:e
And lOint didn't either,
Aithon gh he didn't have a
Word to say after it was oyer.
For obvious reasons !
But Brutus wasn't a patching
To Springer of Illinois,
Or Rogers of A rkaasas :
And Caesar has something
To be thankful for!
I'm with you, Rome,
Prom the Passamaqaoddy's
Tumbling tides of sawlogs
To where the tawny Tiber Bows.
And we shonld organize
A Reed and Roman trust.
And sw pethe universe 1
Are their objections?
1 hear none .
The ayes seem to have it ;
The ayes have it!
Then let her go. Gallagher!
But I shall never think
Tfcat in that elder day
Tn be a Roman
Was greater than s speaker
Of Hie grand old Fifty-first.
And dun' i vou forget it 1
Xtw York Sun.
Hi- First Viibl tlfT-ct.
Hjw mmy will recall tbe fl iwery lan
guage wi:h which during the cimpiga
last fall the results to come cf the pas
saga of tbe McEinley bill were painted .
The workingmn was to be particularly
benefited. We have the McEinley bi 1
have had it f jr several months. Ths
American working man hasn't begun t
get any benefits yet, however. Instead,
here is the sort of an effect the new law
is having upon him, tbe list having been
prepared by the Burlington Gazette:
Strike in the Pennsylvania coke fields.
Strike of not less than 3,000 miners in
the Terre Haute and Brazil districts.
Strike of miners at LaSalle. 111.
Strike of miners in the Hocking Valley.
Strike of carpenters and other building
trades at Pittsburg.
Strike at St. Louis involving 6,000
Strike in building trades at Milwaukee
Strike of yardmen at Williamsburg,
Strike in building trades at Terre
Strike of miners in the Pittsburg dis
trict. Strike of plumbers of Duluth.
Great thing, the McEinley bill, for the
American workingmenl lie must feel as
though he wanted a century or two of it
Not Helping Wool Growers.
Protection does not always accomplish
the object it has in view. McEinley
raised the duties on wool last year for
the benefit of the wool growers, but no
benefit lias resulted. Cm tbe contrary,
Ohio wool of the best quality is lower
tban usual. In Texas, too, where me
dium and low grade clothing wools aro
produced, the outlook is reported to bo
A special correspondent of the Boston
Wool Boporter, who has been traveling
in Texas, was told by the sheep growers
there that tbe wool product this year
will probably be considerably less thar.
usual, owing to the discouraging outlook
for good prices. He found, also, that
many sheep are being shipped out of th
state for mutton. On one ranch of 45,000
to 50,000 sheep a good portion of them
were being fattened for shipment to Chi
cago and Kansas City. While the wool
clip of Texas last year was about 18,000,
000 pounds, this correspondent estimates
that it will not be more than about
15,000,000 this year, and he does not be
lieve that 0,000,000 sheep will be shorn
this year, while about 3,050,000 were
shorn "last year.
The wool market reports hare recent
ly made mention of the fact that Texas
and territory wools are in good demand,
and the stock of them nearly exhausted,
owing to the fact that Australian wools
have been more largely imported this
year than ever, and the wools from the
southwest are needed to mix with them
in manufacturing. If the wool duties
were removed, would not our native
wool be demanded in greater quantities
than ever, more looms be employed and
more people better clothed than ever?
Why a Boom Burst.
Laredo, Tex., has been on a great
"boom" within a year past, but the im
provement company of tne town has
been put into the hands of a receiver,
and the outlook is described as "decided
One of the causes for the flattening out
of Laredo's boom is worthy of attention
from those simple minded people who
fancy that a tariff does not restrict tratle
and interfere with business. A corre
spondent of The American Wool Re
porter writes from Laredo as follows:
"One of the severest blows Laredo has
experienced, and which has added much
to the depression in real estate there, is
the result of the decision of the late Sec
retary Windom, shutting out of this
country Mexican lead ores. At this point
had just been erected the buildings of
the Omaha and Kansas City Ore Samp
ling works and a large concentrator for
the reduction of ores by the Yguana
Mining company, of Philadelphia, at
a cost of $300,000. These industries
are now closed down, avid the machinery
has all been removed to Monterey, Mex
ico." The Windom decision has now given
place to the McEinley law, and as this
law imposes a duty of H cents per pound
on lead ores, Laredo cannot smelt those
ores with profit, although lying right on
the Mexican border.
Wanted A girl at 1409 Second avenue.
1 EMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION.
Oh, beautiful sunbeam, straying
In through the wide church doos,
I wish I was with you, playing;
Down there on the cool stone floor.
For I am so tired of sitting
Upright and stiff and still.
And you, you go dancing, flitting
Uaj'ly, wherever you will;
And you've nothing to do but glisten.
And no one is ever vexed
Because you forget to listen.
Or can't remember the text.
Dear sunbeam. I'm pondering, pondering,
Were they all fast asleep, the flowers?
When yon came on you; bright wings
To earth in the morning hours.
And where have you since been roaming
The long, long hot day through?
Will you welcome the purple gloaming
That means going home to you?
Have you been to the river, I woneltr?
The river, shining and wide.
Where coots dart flashingly under
And water weeds rock, with the tide.
Did you see tho big daisies bobbing?
Were the speedwells like bits of sky?
Did you hear the sad grasses sobbing
Whenever the wind went by?
Dear sunbeam, I'll be so lonely
When you have gone quite away.
And even now you are only
A faint gold splash on the gray.
Ah! at last the sermon is over;
I know the text God is Light;
Wait a minute, sunbeam, you rover.
And let me bid you good night,
Frances Wynne in Spectator.
.1 Joke That Failetl.
An excellent story is told of the late Pro
fessor Rogers ami Br. R. W. Dale, of Bir
mingham. Thesetwo gentlemen were giv
ing a series of lectures in Lancashire, anil
at every town which they visited Dr. Dale
noticed that Ins colleague, who always
spoke lirst. made the same sjieech. In fact,
so often did the professor give that speech
that the worthy doctor knew it off by
heart, and this fact led the latter to think
of a way of taking the wind out of his
On their arrival at a town in South Iin-
cashire Dr. Dale asked Dr. Rogers to allow
him to speak first, an arrangement to
which the latter readily agreed, so Dr. Dale
rose and proceeded to deliver the speech of
Dr. Rogers, looking every now and then
with the corner of his eye to see bow that
worthy gentleman was taking this practi
cal joke. Dr. Rogers sat calm and com
posed, and, when at length his turn came
to speak, he just as calmly rose and deliv
ered, to Dr. Dale's utter astonishment,
quite a new speech.
At the conclusion of the meeting Dr.
Dale said to his colleague:
"I thought 1 had taken the wind out oi
your sails tonight."
Dr. Rogers replied, "Oh, no; I delivered
that speech when I was here a month
ago." London Tit-Bits.
The Ciar's Income,
The czar of Russia is the richest sover
eign in Europe aud one of the richest men
in the world. The income of the imperial
family of Russia is derived from the crown
lands, which are regarded as the czar's
private estate and treated as such. They
comprise over 1,000.000 square miles, about
one-third of the area of the United States,
and include farms, pasture or grazing land
and forests, while hundreds of villages are
built on them, the inhabitants of which
pay their rent to the czar. Many gold,
silverand other mFnes are included in the
crown property, and the output of these is
believed to be very large.
There are no means of ascertaining the
exact income of the czar, since the imperial
accounts are not more open to the public
than the books of a private individual, but
it is estimated by Russians in official posi
tion at 2,4jO,00O a year, about $12,250,000.
Of this enormous sum a portion is devoted
to the maintenance of hospitals, asylums,
churches and theaters, but the larger part
is swallowed up by the personal and otli
cial expenses of the imperial family. St.
Louis (J lobe-Democrat.
The African's Belief in Fate.
Perhaps the most interesting races with
whom I have been thrown in contact are
the African. I have more especially had
to do with the natives of East Africa, who
are Mohainniednus of a somewhat lax and
unorthodox type, and yet, owing to their
implicit acceptance of Mohammed s fatal
istic doctrines, their submission to kismet
is bo complete as distinctly to influence the
course of their illnesses.
Indirectly it does so in ti? following
way: When a Sidi boy incurs, for instance.
a wound on hU leg, he thinks that if Allah
wills that this should get well its healing
is certain, but if the divine wish is other
wise no human skill or care can do one
lota of good. On this account details of
simple dressing and protection are quite
neglected by this poor fellow, or as much
so as the surgeon will allow. If under
discipline he is willing to have his name
on the sick list for the privileges which
belong to it, but in his heart he despises
surgical treatment. Clearly, then, the
prognosis with such a case is much worse
than it would be in other subjects.
The same argument applies with much
greater force to medical caseB, on account
cf the childlike ignorance which exists
among such people as to what disease act
This extreme and apathetic dependence
on fate forms the greatest difficulty with
which tbe physician has to contend. It
speaks well for the blind religions faith of
these races, and puts to shame many pro
fessing Christians on their sick beds, but
it costs mauy lives, and entails much ex
tra work on medical attendants, who have
perhaps to udminister remedies with their
own hands, aud that often under t'reat
difficulties and at much personal sacrilicc.
U. 15. IIolTiueister, M. I)., in Popular
M.sking War on Sacred FIkIip.
Perhaps the funniest thing to be told re
specting the antiquity of fishing relates to
the holy wars which were waged in ancient
Egypt over the finny denizens of the water,
the conflicts arising from the circumstance
that, as often happened, one tribe would
insist with the utmost irreverance upon
eating up the fishes which the inhabitants
of an adjoining territory held in divine
The child of today, in learning his alpha
bet, calls the letters by their names simply
because the ancient Phoenicians were
pleased to make similar figures the sym
bols of certain sounds, and it is thought
very likely that tbe Phoenicians have been
driven to invent that alphabet by the neces
sity of corresponding with peoples of vari
ous tongues incidentally to the great com
merce which grew out of the fishery.
lie Sore of Tonr rino Toner.
As in every other occupation in life, there
are bad tuners among the piano tuning fra
ternity. A bad tuner can spoil a piano by
springing tbe tuning pins and .tampering
with the action. Tbey make levers of the
pins, springing them back or forth to in
crease or lessen the tension of the strings,
instead of turning the pins in the propel
manner. A majority of so called tuners,
sad to relate, perform their work in just
that way: so that when once a family gets
a first class piano tuner they should rivet
him to their appreciative service with con
siderate remuneration and beware of the
newly hatched piano tuner. Interview in
Too Fresh, Even.
Little Edith (on Miss Oldgold's lap)
Why, Miss Oldgold. you're not very old,
Miss Oldgold (blushing violently) Xo,
indeed, child; but why do you ask?
Little Edith Ma said you were old as
the hills, but I don't b'lieve it, for I rubbed
my hand on your cheek just now and the
paint is still fresh. Munsey's Weekly.
A httOuFnme complexion is one of the
greatei-t charms a woman can possess.
Pozzoni's Complexion powder gives it.
Cai.li of the Early Ancients.
The familiar little brass cash, with the
square hole for stringing them together on
a thread in the center, well known to the
frequenters of minor provincial museums,
are, strange to say, the lineal descendants,
in unbroken order, of the bronze ax of re
mote Celestial ancestors. From the regu
lar hatchet to the modern coin one can
trace a distinct, if somewhat broken suc
cession, so that it is impossible to say where
tbe one leaves off and the other begins
where the implement merges into the me
dium of exchange and settles down finally
into the root of all evil. Here is how this
curious pedigree first worked itself out.
In early times, before coin was invented,
barter was usually conducted between pro
ducer and consumer with metal imple
ments, as it still is in central Africa at the
At first the Chinese in that unsophisti
cated age were content to use real hatchets
for this commercial purpose, but after a
time, with the profound mercantile in
stinct of their race, it occurred to some ot
them that when a man wanted half a
hatchet's worth of goods he might as well
pay for them with half a hatchet. Still, as
it would be a pity to spoil a good working
implement by cutting it in two, the worthy
Ah Sin ingeniously compromised the mat
ter by making thin hatchets of the usual
size and shape, but far too slender for
practical usage. By so doing he invented
coin, and, what is more, he invented it far
earlier than the rival claimants to that
proud distinction, the Lydians, whose
electrum staters were first struck in the
Seventh century B. C Cornhill Magazine,
The ready and graceful wit of the Abbe
de Voisenon once enabled him, in a truly
discouraging social difficulty, "to pluck
victory from defeat." His courageous effort
to escape from an embarrassing situation
certainly deserved success.
The abl accepted an invitation of the
Prince de Com i to dinner, but forgot the
date, and at the dinner his chair was va
cant. The next day a friend said to him:
"Monseigneur was very angry with you
yesterday." The abbe felt that he had been
remiss and attended the prince's next re
ception to offer an humble apology.
His highness, as soon as he jierceived his
discourteous guest, turned his back. But
tbe undaunted abbe exclaimed:
"Oh monseigneur, you overwhelm me
with gratitude. Iliad been told that you
never more would have anything to do
with me: but I am happy to see that I have
"How" asked the prince.
"Your highness has turned your back
apon me, and 1 know that that is not your
custom before your enemies." Youth's
Aids ingestion and Saves Trouble.
"Look at that man," said a Bowery res
taurant waiter to one customer as he
pointed to another. "He has ordered three
boiled eggs. Watch how he eats them."
The person referred to dropped his eggs
into a cup, mashed them up with his spoon,
seasoned them liberally with salt, pepper
and vinegar, and devoured them with
every appearance of relish. The singular
part of the performance was that he ate
them shells and all.
"Two other customers come here for
breakfast and supper," said the waiter,
"who eat their eggs that way. Tbey order
three eggs at every meal; so, you see, each
man eats the shells of half a dozen eggs in
a day. It's a queer custom, isn't it? I have
asked them why they do it, and if they are
not afraid the shells will hurt them, but
they all say it aids digestion and saves
trouble." Xew York Sun.
An Unsolved Problem.
To call right handedness an instinct may
seem to some an evasion of the question,
an explanation which does not explain
but this criticism is not just. We call cer
tain phenomena electrical, though we do
not know what electricity is, and iu the
same way we may call others instinctive,
though we must content ourselves with
defining an instinct as an inborn impulse
to certain actions for the benefit of the in
dividual or his descendants, depending nei
ther on reason nor experience. When we
understand instinct, then, and no sooner.
we may hope to understand right handed
ness and to know why it is sometimes re
versed. Thomas Dwight, M. D., in Scrib-
Highest of all in Leavening Power. TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THB WELL KNOWN-
M erchant Tailor,
Stab Block, Opposite Harper House.
has purchased for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A larger and finer stock than ever. These goods will arrive in a few days. Wait and see then
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and TilP,
Baxter Banner Cookins ami IWtin;: Stoves end the Geneseo Cooking Stoves
Tin, Copper and Sheet iron pork.
1R08 E;'ONT '.vs.. rock island, ill.
HAVE YOU SEEN THE
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
The best Men's fine shoe in the city for the price.
STABY, BEEGER & SNELL,
Second and Harrison Sts
J". IMI. CHBISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
XAVTrYACTVEKE 07 CKACZIBI AS I) BISCUIT!.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best.
i8pecialt!l The Christy "0T8TKB" and the Christy "WATER."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
ALL KINDS OF CARPENTER WORK ONE.
s General Jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL
Agency for Fxcelsior Roofing Company.
Cheaper than Shingles. t. II. ELLIS, Rock Islas.i. I'.!.
Send for circular. Telephone 103C. Cor. Fourteenth St and sccosiin
Opera House Saloor
GEORGE SCIIAFER, Proprietor.
1601 Second Avenoe. Corner of Sixteenth Btree - Opposite Harper s TLt a'ro.
The choicest Wines, Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Fas
ireeunncnitveryuay .... Sandwiches Furnished on Shor: o
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Bnilder,
: : Rock Island
Office and Shop Corner Svtwnth St
and Seventh Avenue.
VAll kixrfs of carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimates for all kinds of bnudiV
'uixisaeu aa app.lcation.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Comer Twenty-third street and Fourth aTenue ROCK ISLANP. I'-'"
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
This house has just been refitted throughout and is now in A No. 1 condition. I: ! c:
11.00 per day house and a desirable family hotel.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
HOOTS AND SHOES
Gte' F1n 8boe a ipecialtv. Repairing done neatly and promptly.
A share of your patronage reepactf oily solicited.
1818 8econd ATenue. Rock Island,!"-
Proprietor of tbe Brady Street
All kind of Cnt Flowers
Green House a '
One block mirih i n.. .... . .. - Flower Store
. -....iii, iuBirftniDia.
30t Brady Street, Davenport-j
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDEK,
Shop corner Twenty-second street and Ninth ayenoe. Residence 2W
u prepared to make estimates and do an kind of Carpenter work. GiTC him tri,L