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THE ARGUS, SATUKPAY, DECEMBER 2, 18!)3. , -g
Kyoto body ,
Coiiio and hoc.
we want I
ted with iTv
1728 SECOND AVES U E,
ROCK ISLAND, ILLS-
I INKST STOCK OF
Special Crockery Saleil ;. 1
, .. I' 1 1 r ?. t'"t Stafford cml Porcelain iVcoraWd.
,:;.' wonU 1 13.01
, ,,., . 1'.. -t t I'ina Iinnrr at(9.7a cheap at -.'6.W
I,, ,.r i. v:r.l.M ItiphMt brum-! at World's fair, Homer
..H,.ii. r' m li i'mtP'l ware nt fO.GO
r .,, iwi r- ISc
lAtra Nr'c 75c
I 1. r::.--l Half 5Cc
v;:, .1 "K
Hi- '. T ;i l ;; and Samvr S9c
;. .;,:;, uruiilo Plates, per set 25c
' " " 31C
" " " 35c
5-Inch Store Pipe r2c
C-Incb Kll'owt gc
1 - Quart Galvanized Tails 19c
Xo. 1 Galvanize! Tabs 4Sc
Mat an.! Coat Hack 7c
Coat Kack. wire se
t, 8 Wash Iloiltr sc
Large line of Childrens' chairs and ' rockers.
Ladies' r.alliri-ran Kihhcd Union Suits, heavy Wright, and
Lad ie heavy Natural Wove Shirts and rants 70c
Ladies line Kihlied Wool Shirts and Pants, I will guarantee
can't lc touched by any dealer in the three cities for the
price, KSc. Call aud sec tkem.
LAUGH STOCK OF
TOYS and DOLLS
Finest ever shown.
Men Natural Shirts and Drawers heavy, Sic
l If, -. iT1,lwwl Vl.irfa ntwl t)rncM nt CMn unrll. 1 1
Men's line all-wool Shirts and Drawers at $15(. compare with
Gloves and Mittens.
Ladies' Wool Mitts. 12c
Boy's Leather Faced Wool Mitts '. 25c
Gent's Lined Gloves .45c
Gent's Angoria Gloves, at....: 30c to 75c
Ladies' Mocha Kid Gloves, finest made 1.35
5-Hook Foster Iacing, real kid , 93c
Ladies' Double Silk Mittens. . 8c
Men's Itnck Driving Gloves, unlined. 75c to 98c
Stock never so large and never so low.
Work loes. 19e and up.
Collar and CtifT Imxes. S7c anil up.
Handkerchief boxes, :7c and up.
Manicure Sets. 78c and up.
Toilet Sets, 69c and up. '
Shaving sets, 98c and up.
Smoking sets, 78c and up.
Positively, Uock Bottom Prices.
nnv $2.5 "arnient ia the three cities.
Japanese Cut Baskets 2c.
Doll cabs 25c and up. .
Childrens' Doll Caps 2c and i p.
Rose Bowls and Baskets 19c and up.
Fancy Hall Lamps $1.69.
Parlor Stand Lamps at Bankrupt prices. Having jtur
r based "2 Bid. Stand Lamps at Bankrupt prices, I am able
to save 35 per cent in that line.
VERY LARGE ASSORT.
1 Kitchen Neceef
Roasting Pan, larg3 enough-for 20 pound X.
Patent Flour Sifter . j . .j V v
Pudding Pan .'. . .'..'.
Tea Strainers .". . i V
Nutmeg Graters ."U'iV'
Coffee Boilers r.'v:'
Tea Kettles Copper bottom
A large and handsome line, $3.15 to (
Stand Cover 78c, Dado fringe.
At cost to close out the stock only a lew r f i
Iron Toy Wagons
78c and up. We lead
in Low Prices in this linb. ;
LARGE AND CHOICfiST-S'
F. G. YOUNG, Proprietor, 1728 SeccXl A
JAHNS & BERTLESEN
Peoria Cook and Ranges,
Tikwark Avn Hoi;mc FciiKisniKo Oooof.
a ?:;c xn avenuk.
BOCK ISLAND, ILL
AX INDIAN AM11USIL
FRICHTENE3 WILD ANIMALS PFtEVtNT
A HCr.RIELE MASSACRE.
Th. s.ifest and most permanent curi for the
-'.I r i
Tiis. tKUor ! not driTfn out of th eyswm vj
" " w vi ,!af p-jtatti t tlie expense of tbe general
Itf-ttl'i . '
Tim irniat Imilds pp frcro tbe etrt and
!rM. vanish. qmvtly attd easily, learing tbe
Pati-rtt iu prfcS bealtb.
Th Testimony or all gradnatea is that amarv
'"'8 ino al has taken place.
M titH in all parts of tbe United States.
Lltratur.. n the sobjret sent on application,
i MOBRSLLL LTQUOB CUBK Ct
Hom-Oflce; BUFUBD BLOCS. Bock Island, 111.
A Campaigner Xtalr a ThriMiiHt Kplmda
of the Mtrnselv tfltlt IimUoim In tbe
inrlhrsl T!ie Mirrwd IiM-rrncirnt of
a Itair Krerd Cial.le Saved 330 Live.
Wc nw Roin do-wa the iicninsnla
fonaoil ly Use junction ot tho Ytllow.
stoiio ai;d Li:tlo ilis.' tmri rircra, uii:r.j
to iiucrc i't the Indians and turn thi-in
br.ck. It lial wn a bnrd, swift tnarcli
a n.l- of over inilc? vriiU no halt
almvc four litinrs, tad at 13 o'clock ia t'.a
fun-u'iin half the troops were slerpinjia
t'ltir paddles ns tlirir kan imd liinie
liorxos picked tlit ir tray over tli roogU
We Imd Manned ! o reach the r.pot f liers
tlw fi-'-ins Indians tronld cross the Lit-
tlo 3Ii:-:mri a day or two r.h.cad cf tb?ta.
V iK lipvttl vo had acconiiilisliid it.
At 10 o'cljck v:c trcrc trithin two luilcs
of the spot. Thou lUo head of the col
nmn hultnl for the men tot lojcnp. Our
line had rtrtmz out for a lailo or more.
Ifc't wero ns and tho craiac, as the h:dt
vcun inailc. nature had r.iado a hiphway.
It tfns a nrasry road about 20 feet wide,
twLHtinsand tnrniuglikc o crcc-k. Eitlnr
Kido trao lined v. ilh dcuso thkLcU. Half
n milo down the liishway it was crossed
liy a creek with fti"j; bauks. II. df a
inilo fartlicr on was a second crcok. It
was hardly wore tbr.a a rivulet at this
season, bnt tho width from bank to bank
was i0 feet, and tho banks were 10 feet
high. OuTKnidohad never passed over
No man in tho coln&in of 200 men
knew what lay Wyond tho first turn.
The halt to close n? was a rrecantionary
nieaKurc, bnt no or.o dreamed c: danger.
If tho hostile Indians had not tamed
back or changed their roato, they should
be 40 or 0 miles to tho south. The
straKolcrs luul coaio np, the sleepy troop
ers had braced np r.rnler tue eyes of their
officers, and the bugler was about to
sound tho forward when tho half breed
guido and scout held up his band in
warning. A deer case running up tho
grassy lane at full speed and was within
tv.o feet of the colonel's hcrso when it
wheeled to the right and vaui&bcd into
tho thicket. Next caino a fox, who ran
under tho feet of a dozen horses before
be found shelter. Then a second deer,
then three or four ribblts.
"What to itT aaks the colonel of tho
Ambush!" was the rejly.
Tho guide waved his hand to signify
that it was down the lane somewhere.
How do you knuw2"
A big gray wolf rounded the turn 100
feet away, cotuicj ct full sjxjed. Tne
hair on his baci stood up, his tail almost
dragged, and it was easy to Eos that be
had been disturbed and was pat oat
"injuna 0otra tlmnr tmA fat maim.
W . . ! ' ' -' - "' '
OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON WHOSE
ONLY LAW IS THEIR WILL.
-Wo nro too latii iney navo got nere I r i Mm j TTTAr'TJ 4 'PC!
first, and wc arein aiubushr' H! 1 1 AU A D lULliAlO.
But what rnakes you tliink pcr-
eisted th? colonel, who was impatient to
go ahead and yet to prudcut to need
lessly expose his command.
IVer f ox rabbtt wolf V replied the
gai-jo. "All were ingntonea. All rnn
niug away from Pomcthing. Injuus
down there waiting for us. We go some
Wc turned to the left and flanked the
position. We had luade a distance cf
K'vcn miles when Indians were seen, and
bkinnUthing Ix-gan, but they soon re
treated southward, tnj as we followed
tlK'iu up they crossed ihe Little Missouri.
It was the b:uid we had hoped to inter
c'i't, but why did they turn back with
out a fight? Everybody was a.skinx tho
question when a few of U3 rode off to in-i-pect
th9 ambush. The dc:U.htraphad
bcin set for us between the crocks. The
b)vrerJiof theavecuehadlieen blocked
wi.h felled trees and bushes, and trees
par' ly cut down would have blockaded
the upier cud as soon as tho last horsed
linn had passed. The road here nar
rowed to 15 feet. Wherever thero was an
oeiiing in tbe bushes which lined the
sides it had been closed with thorns.
From sunrise that morningthe Indians
had been wailing for ns. Almost 200
warriors wero in hiding behind Uh
bushes, ready to thrust out their rifles
and fire at the signuL Perched in tho
trcos along tho way wcra half a hundred
boys armed with bows and arrows. Hid
den awav under tho banks of the creeks
were 100 or more squuws armed 'wTOTT
hatchets, knives or clubs. It was not to
be a battle, but a massacre. No mercy
was to oo snown i:ot a prisoner taken.
Scouts bad observed our approach and
reported. When the head of our column
had fairly entered the lane, the eager
squaws and impulsive boys could hardly
In their moving about they frightened
the wild animals out of their retreats
and seat ns the warning. They did
not know why we halted, hesitated and
theu took another way. For half an
hour they waited, with the bcowl of hate
which glared and glinted as they roamed
about in search of the expected prey.
Then they whispered to each other:
"They have taken another way! Tho
Great Spirit sent them a warning to turn
aside! We cannot fight these inea! Let
us recross the river and return to tha
agency!" Wheeling Register.
The green ants of Australia make ce&ts
by bending leaves together and uniting
them with a kind pf natural glue. Cook
saw Hundreds at a time on ono leaf
drawing it to the ground, while an equal
Bomber waited to receive, hold and fas
ten It Philadelphia Press.
There has recently been disinterred
among tbe stores of the lord chamber
lain at Windsor castle a sedan chair be
longing to Henrietta of France, wife of
Striking Example Is (he First
trailer of tho Cnrnpncy, Whose Decisions
Cannol Even Jle VrlocU by the President.
Who Has V.e Power of Bemoval.
Amn!i the most remarkablo features
of tliis governiuciit by the people is the
cxlrr.ordinaryanihority vcstel in certain
subordinate officials at Washington.
For instance, no man in the United
States wields sneh power in money mat
ters as the first comptroller cf the cur
rency. IIo is e:fhrely independent of
tho Eccrctary of tho treasury, and even
the president has no means of coercing
lum, &3 the following story shows: ,
v hon Grant was m the W hitc House,
First Comptroller Taylor refused to
countersign a warrant for the payment
of a l-:g claim out of tho funds of the
treasury. The president summoned h&n
aud said: ,
"You must sign." " '
I will not, Mr. President," replied
the recalcitrant official.
"Then I will compel yon to do so," said
"You have not the. power," rejoined
the comptroller coolly and respectfully.
"Wev.TJ Bee about that," said 'the
president. "I will consult the attorney
.ti f i i i :
suited, stated that the comptroller was
ngut lie could not bo forced to coun
tersign the warrant. Next day the pres
ident summoned Mr. Taylor Yin d said:
"I Cud that I cannot compel you to
countersign tho warrant. However, I
can get imother first comptroller."
"Very well, Mr. President," replied
the ofiic.-r. "You can have my resigna-
teon, but not my signature.
In fai t, the only way in which the
president caa override a decision of this
powerful official is by dismissing him
and appointing another man. All of the
on their bronzed fanes, with the savagJ accost of thegovernnnt, except those
uessof devils in their hearts, with eesl atfc1i8tonis and the post-
office department, are settled by war
rants countersigned by the first comp
troller. Without Lis signature the pay.
ments cannot be made.
I Thero are two autocrats in the post-
ofiicc department. One of them is the
assistant attorney general. It is hie
function to decide whether matter of.
fcred for mailing is immoral or not. He
acts as censor for tho people. Whenever
a postmaster in any city is doubtful re
garding the morality of a publication
that is sought to be mailed, be forwards
a copy of the suspected work to the third
assistant postmaster general, by whom
it is referred to tho assistant, attorney
Vjt ry likely tbe latter may be too busy
to investigate the' subject peivwfislly , til
whici case he tarns it over to one of his
clerks, who peruses it and marks nay
passsgi which fis wmaidsti foeVsceat.
i?Jr?.r- '-".??. r
.vr tne sciecum uuuiisor impropriety
and pass on them. Tho assistant attor
ney geneml also determines what mail
matter shall bo considered frnuduleut
and be excluded as such from the post.
The third assistant postmaster general
is himself an autocrat. He has authority
to exercise his own discretion in depriv
ing periodical publications of the ad
vantage of second class postal rates.
Publications intended for advertising
purposes primarily are not allowed
those rates. On account of the "Kreutzer
Sonata" a whole series of books, of which
it was one, was fehut out of the mails.
Publishers commonly get out vol
umes in series, because in this shape
they go second class as periodical publi
cations so long as they arc issued ct
knst four times a year. Tho decision
against tifeit work did not actually ex
clude it from tho post, becauso it could
be and was sent at first class rates.
scaled, f o that nobody could lawfully
c4-.cn tho package and find out what was
The autocrat of tho department of
agriculture 13 the chief cf tho bureau of
animal industry. IIol.xs authority to
kill any nuiinal he may choose anywhere
in the United States. When one of bis
insiectors reports that such and such
cattle nro alHicted with an iufectious
disease, bo orders them purchased and
slaughters d. Tho value of the beasts is
judged by two appraisers, one chosen
by the owner and tho other by tho bu
reau. If tlxy cannot agree, they ap
point a miru person 10 ueciuc. in case
a man refused to have his live stock
thus disposed cf, tho police and United
States marshals would Lc summoned
The payment adjudicated ia mado by
nbecli. Tho chief of tho bureau's author
ity in such mutters is absoluto over the
terntones and District of Columbia.
For operatioas iu any state ho must have
the consent of tuo governor, but the gov
ernor's consent cannot be withheld be
cause be is in a position to coerce the
state. If he chcoccs, Lo can Quarantine
the state, preventing ell animals from
going into or coming out for an indefi
nite period. bt. Loais Globe-Democrat
Wire sut a Strengthcner.
The method cf strengthening copper
steam pipes by means of coiled metal
wire has been quito generally adopted
in the Italian navy. The practico is to
serve the tubes with ouo,or two layers
cf wire wound under tension.' Tho
method is not considered nnnlieabl,- to
other than straight tubes. Tho wire is
of sufficient strength to carry tho full
loed of steam, and the tension used in
winding is about H toa3 per squire inch.
The wire is put on in two or three inde
pendent spirals, and the ends of each
are independently fastened to tbe flanges.
ftatacr Jf ataraL
cf not verbrhAt intellect
soma false teeth. Then fu
Ited his food whole, thinkbur that Um
u wosua nisTicaxe it when tt sjot bs
Fer more than all Ida
Vnaonciit before air -
On winps of re and
Tbe world's great
And nil her signs, aav
or love toseek ana
The righting ot the w
The man eaolvtas; C
And life, no longerdb
P.ifc in the sTaensa
I fold o'er wearied ha
In foil assnranca at .
And well the waitlar
Though brief or lo
If Faith and Hope as
bit bjr my e renins; s
And with them, frt
Whoso love mr bet
And, shoring; all bt)
Sly tender memon
Dear sools, who left
Bound on their last
We day by day are 4
V here every featkj.
I know the solemn ur
w waters eaiuas
t know from wheat
That whisper of tkx
There, is a negro v
ttnd come fanny tLL" ' .
seems that there ws 1 '
hind tho pulpit whkdV
neavy ram tbe 1
upon tho floor. Pre
to repair thedamac
Tbe pastor, how
gusted, and one v
his feet covered wil
he ascended the pa'
upon the dusty der
sisters, it gibs V
call attention Ut
yere church; bat,!
dis yen church 1
penned with till t
de pulpit am trie:
The fresco was '
ton Budget. " -
A dispatch f
lery was arrair
tial to anssrar
sentinel and f
him, and t!
"?X . oar-
has been f
mit no 7