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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9. 1815.
Fabllrbed Daily Dd Weekly at S4 St coed
A Teas. Bock Island HI.
J. W. POTTKK,
lJMOIa Uulr, taa sents per week. vVaeaUy,
f 1.00 per anamn; la advance (140.
All wBaralcu'wi of a critical cr a.Tnnieni
t!v character, pditieal or reHgioca Bast nave
ml nam attached for publication. Mo Baca
artiee will be printed onw Ac til leas eifrnatarea
Correcpowleiiae solicited from rar township
ta Bock Island eoanrr.
Saturday, February 9, 1895.
Tennessee in stiJl annojed by an
inability to discover who is governor.
A Dem'Laixes. Ill- man started a
lire with gasoline but he will re
cover. 'I'll t; other fellows might as well
make op their minds to be content
with the crumbs which fall from the
The postmaster general states in
his annual report .that 5U postal cars
were burned or wrecked during the
past year, and 49 mail trains and
stage's were robbed. There were 1,
621 poBtoflices burglarized.
The Kock Islander is out for Mc
f 'onochie for mayor, but is still on
the fence regarding the congression
al candidate. The mayoralty doesn't
matter so much, but it won't do, you
know, to be on the wrong side con
gressional. M:('nociiie is fortiest, and (iest
is for McConochie. There yon have
it in a nutshell. If there "was only
one ollice to dispense, their relative
choice would be as follows: Gest is
for Gest McConochie is for McCono
chie. Paul Jones, who started from Bos
ton some time ago to travel around
the world with no clothes nor money,
and make 15.000 on the way, has got
as far as Portland, Ore., on his way
back. He is doe in Itoston on Feb.
12, to win his wager, and has made
nearly the requisite sum of money.
The treasury of Lynn, Mass.. has
beeu made $-2,000 richer by some
conscious smitten person who had
formerly 'dodged his personal prop
erty taxes. It would be a great
thing for this country if the con
sciences of more of the wealthy peo
ple could lie touched to such an ex
tent that they would follow the ex
ample of the Massachusetts taxpayer.
From a table showiDg the workings
of the income tax we find. say s tho par
agrapher, that Kussell Sage, who is
worth fJ0, 000.0O0, pays t'JlO taxes
now. but will have to pay $50,000
tinder the new law. or something
like a decent proportion of his obli
gation to the government for the full
protection of his vast interests in
stocks and loans. And yet there are
republicans who claim that the in
come tax is unjust.
The Kock Islander deprecates the
idea of the Union taking sides in the
congressional contest, prior to the
holding of tho county convention,
but evidently thinks it is perfectly
proper for it to express itself as to
who should be nominated for mayor
by the city convention. It is not a
question of party expediency with
either paper. Each has a different
political jos9 at whose shrine its
worships in and out of season. And
the party at large is compelled to
dance to the tune of the two organs.
A strong effort is being made to
engraft the kindergarten upon the
public schools cf different states.
Illinois being among them. Modi
tied kindergarten methods have been
used in primary schools daring the
past few years with results so excel
lent that leading educators believe
in making the kindergarten proper a
rart of the nublic school svstem.
The bill introduced in the.IIlinois
legislature makes the introduction of
the kindergarten simply permissable,
not obligatory, in towns and cities
Wakd McAli.isteh had three chil
dren. two sons and a daughter. The
eldest son was banished when a babe
and is now a iudge in California. As
the story is told, Mr. and Mrs. McAl
lister shortly after marriage went to
Paris. The little stranger came to
them there. Mrs. McAllister was
rery fond of the babe and would
scarcely permit the nurse to care for
it. Her health failed and the attend
ing physician decreed that mother
and child must be separated. Mrs.
McAllister was to go to Italy but in
sisted that the baby accompany
them. There was a scene between
husband and wife. The wifa was
carried off forcibly to Italy, while
the baby returned on a steamer with
his nnrse to make a visit to an uncle
and aunt on the Pacific coast. But
before the separation Mrs. McAllister
made this vow: "If you take the
child away now I will never look
upon him again." And she has kept
that vow from that day. 40 years
Oh! My Hark.
A good many tired men and women
could get rid of that pain in their
back if they would try Parks' Sura
Cure for the Liver and Kidneys.
The trouble is usually there, and
Parks' Sure Cure reaches and cures it.
Sold by Harts & UUemeyer.
The carl I Left Behind Me" Tonight
"The Girl I Left Behind Me" will
be presented at Harper's theatre to
night. This is the play that had the
honor of opening the Empire thea
tre. New York, where so many plays
by American dratoatisers have been
launched. It is itself the work of
two Tery skillful and popular writers
David" Belasco, whose writings for
tho Madison Square lyceum. Empire
and other theatres, have made him
famous, and Franklyn Fyles, the vet
eran and versatile dramatic critic of
the New York Snn. It is an open
question with many people whether
the actor makes the play, or the play
makes the actor. In the case of
The Girl I 1-eft Kehind Me." it
would seem that the latter has been
the case, for the performers identi
fied with this production in New
York and other cities have been
lifted through the sheer force of the
plan's vived dialogue and stunning
situations into positions which they
The Whitney Opera company is to
appear at the Burtis, Davenport, to
night, in "The Fencing Master."
When it is said that Mr. Whitney's
company takes advantage of every
opportunity offered, the work of the
production can be estimated. Miss
Morton in the role of Francesca
makes a decided and lasting impres
sion from the moment she appears on
the stage. She is beautiful, shapely
and possessed of abilities rarely seen
on the light opera stsge. With her
wonderful soprano voice she holds
her audience spellbound in her sev
eral dillietilt and tuneful solos la
the duel between Fratictsea and For
tunio she is grace itself and her
every action is an indication of rare
and "refreshing ability. David Tor
rence is pleasing in the role of For
tunio, a roving noblptnan, and has
excellent opportunities to display his
powerful baritone voice. The chorus
is powerful in voice, and ably tills
the many requirements of the opera.
The mere fact that Signor Tomasi
wields the leader's baton assures the
excellence of the orchestra, most im
portant of all accessories in comic
'The Derby Mascot," which comes
to the Burtis opera house tomorrow
night, is described as a sensational'
melo-drama. Its scenes are laid in
Texas. Its plot deals, as it would in
a play of this sort, with love and in
trigue, and tells how the hero comes
out all right. The cast includes Kate
Rooney, the daughter and imitator of
the late Pat Uooney; Dolly Theobold,
the golden-haired princess of the
1492" company; Daisy Dixon, of
Kangaroo dance fame; Handnlph
Mnrrav and others. The three little
iris. Miss Ilooncv, Miss Theobold
and Miss Dixon, are petite little
misses, no one of them over live feet
tall. Katie Itooney and Daisy Dixon
will both be seen in boys' pauts, the
former as a newsboy, boot-Vaek,
etc., and the latter as his jockey ri
val. Miss lheobold assays tue hero
ine, and successfully sits astride
King Faro, a hurdle-jumping horse,
while he clears a mock railroad gate
five feet ten inches high. When
"1492" first went to New York, Miss
Theobold was a member of the com
pany, ana lor a long time tne Gerrv
agents were on pins and needles, en
deavoring to find out whether or no
she was above the lawful age limit.
She doesn't look a day over 15,
though in reality, so we are told, she
is nearly 19.
Of all the magnificent stage splen
dors of the modern days, those shown
in the grand revival of "The Black
Crook," take first place. Could the
late Charles M. Harm, the author of
this famous spectacular play, see the
brilliant scenic displays, and the
marvelous ensemble of players and
ballets, and the beautiful living pic
tures, he would realize the dream of
his eventful life. For a whole year
did this grand revival of "The Black
Crook" electrify the people of New
lork, the large Academy of Music,
with its seating capacity of over
3.000. being tilled at every perform
ance: The transformation scene in
the last act is a revelation in scenic
art. The three grand ballets include
the New Musical dolls, the Ameri
can ballet and the Four Seasons. It
will be seen at the New Grand tomor
When Others Fail
Hood's Sarsaparilla builds tip the
shattered svstem by giving vigorous
action to the digestive organs, crcat
ing an appetite and purifying the
blood. It is prepared by modern
methods, possesses the greatest cur
ative powers, and has the most won
derful record of actual cures of any
medicine in existence. Take only
Hood's pills are purely vegetable,
and do not purge, pain or gripe
Dress making; parlors, 1611 Second
avenue, over Bailey's grocery store.
Fifteen years' experience in the east,
and now graduates of the Mine. Eel
log school, of Davenport. French
basting and matching a specialty.
Ladies, give ns a call.
Lawson & Stevens '
Hard coal, all sizes, per ton
Discount for cash, per ton..
Can nel coal per tern ,
Indians block per ton .. . ..
Kentucky lamp per ton
Cartage added on less than ton or
ders. E. 6 Fkazeb.
The AHGrs delivered every even
ing at your door at 10c a week.
THE DYSPEPTICS DREAM.
Vj tho Dreamer.
He was a tall, cadaverous, dyspep
tic looking man. and he was before
the magistrato upon the suit of bis
landlady for a week's board. The
fact having been proven conclu
sively, that he had occupied his
quarters for the time named, the
judge, a very severe looking old gen
tleman, asked, as I supposed merely
for form sake, what the defence was,
if any. The lean man replied that
he had what in his opinion, he con
sidered a good defence that when
he went to the lady's house to board,
his first uos t ion was he bring a con
firmed dyspeptic, if the bread was
good. He had teen assured that it
was. bnt upon taking tip his quar
ters he found that it was not only
not good but was sour and heavy,
and that by reason of this he had
suffered tortures, and had declined
for this reason and no other, to pay
his board, ami here rested his case.
The judge had listened with much
interest, and upon the pontlemau
taking his seat, delivered himself of
the following: "I have listened with
interest and feeling (having once
been a dyspeptic myself) to the
statements and defense of the gentle
man. In these days when Horsford's
Baking Powder is so easily obtain
abl, there is no excuse in the world
for landladies giving their boarders
sour or heavy bread. It is as much
their duty to keep up with the im
provements of the age, to protect the
health, if not the lives of their cus
tomers, as it is for railroads to
adopt patent air brakes and other
appliances for the protection of their
passengers, and taking this view of
the case I lind for the defendant, and
now give notice that I will so find in
every case of this kind brought be
fore me." Here 1 woke up, and as a
consequence, lost the remainder of
the proceedings. B
Passenger Train Wrecked.
WlLLlAMsi'oitT.Pa., Feb. a. A Philadel
phia and Heading passenger train was
wrecked at Allen wood. Tho engine and
four passenger coaches were derailed and
are lying on their sides. The tireman is
missing. Many passengers nro said to
have been UaJly bruised. Particulars are
meagre on occouur. of the conditions of
Desvek, Feb. 9. Tea timony has been
given before tho seaato Investigating
committee showing that by mj.ins of il
legal an J exhorbitaut bills silieriil Burch
ineH'g oilicu hits rec.-ivej tab out .J.'i.LtX) an
nually more than the sum to which it was
entitled. Tiw revelation has created a
sensation in the city.
Iieha Jiirymau Sick witii Crip.
Chicago, Feb. to. The Debs conspiracy
trial vms continued until Monday. When
court opened John CJ. Coe of Ln':c coun-
niie of the jurors, f.'tili.tl to respond to
his iKime, and the bailiff in charge of tho
jury reported that liu was ill at tho Clif
ton house with the grip, alio order of
postponement was then entered.
Mnyrr Thrratcneti vrttn icatn.
Iw::i.u Muss., Feb. V Mayor Court
ney has received a lettor signed "AnarcU-
," warning him of nn awful death
which await him. His fnte, tho writer
says, w ill be that of Iti'lcnirur or Chnput.
both of who:. i were murjercd in this
city, lhe mystery of these crimes has
never been f.r. h i:ie L Tho uffensa which
tho mayor Is charge i with having com
mitted is the appointment of Henry
Laudcy to he janitor of Huntington hall.
Fa lure at aialden. Mo.
Malpex, Feb. 9 William Bridges, one
of tho big!jif dalerj In general mer
chandise in this part of tho country, has
closed his doors. Ho was considered one
of the richest men m this part of the
state, but the depression' in tho price of
cotton for tho present souse n and bad
collections accounts for this failure. His
liabilities are estimated at foO.OOd and as-
Somebody Meal a IIohm Bill.
Jefferson Citt, Mo., Feb. 9. A big
sensation was occasioned in the legisla
ture last evening by the discovery that
some one had stolen a house bill provid
ing for the collection of n speckd beer tax
fur ioaJ improvement purposes.
Warninc to Young Men.
IIow aiany young men bankrupt thtir con-titn
tlr.ns. q'inder their vitall y aca rnimheir health
by le-nieiuti. practices generally coatractel
through Igaorauce. Nrrvnu exbaaHiun. cVbi!-
ity. dullness cf mental facnl;ie. impaired mem
ory, low spir.ui. x&'jroe or irritable temper, frar
of lmpencina cilamity. and a thousand and one
are the derangtmi nt cf mind and body which re
sult from sncb it discretion. Epilepgy, paraly
sis, sofunin of the brain and dread insanit are
not nnfrcqnDtty the remit of :ndicrcet atd un
natnral h .bits, contracted in y-otta, tbro-.'h Ig
norance of their dcstrucl ive character, and per
sisted in nn:il the cmsMtution is wre-kes! Snch
nnfortnnates are tartly e tlt'ed to tbetendir
sympathy, the coble; t efforts and the bert rkU of
the mei ical pro!eea:on. To reach, reclaim aid.
whenever possible to restore such sufferers to
health and hnppiness, is the aim of an assr-ciation
of medical gnnuemcn, who, taviEE had a vaai ex
perience in the treatment of the cla'S or maladies
herein hinted at, have prepared a scienilB: treat
ise, written in plain but chaste lai uage. on the
nature, symptoms and e irabllity of such c isease.
The World's Dispensary Medical Association,
of 6C3 Mn street. BuflVo, Tf. Y, will, on receipt
of th s notice enclose with 10 rents for postage.
mail, secure from observation in plain sealed en
velope, a copy of this asefnl work which shoal
be read ly not only every joan- man in the land.
bat also by every part. guardian and uacker
having the care of the j oasg.
Boyal Baby" Ky W nuky
Is a Rye as M a Bye, naturally ripened ar.d
free from all foreign flavor acd adalieranie, rna
an teed pare aid over eleven yean of age, recom
mended to tbe connoisseur as a meritorious ani
cla worthy of tha eenfldenoe of invalids, conva
leaoenta and the aired. See Va. oar is
blows tnbotUe. $1.00 per quart bottle.
"SOTAI. ecbt" fort wixb
pore, old and meSow, therefore best adapted for
invalids, rmvalesrcct and the ad. It restoraa
ion vital i tv, creates strength and appetite, initios
ID tne weaa ana aenurcated. yuana, tl. Plata,
VJ ccaaa, m vp ca aonor ana gcarameea Bv
ROYAL WISE, CQ, Chicaco.
For sale at Earner Boose Psaraucy. sad by
Children Cry for
Pitcher's Castorla. ,
W VI Mara..--, a.
srs .vfejto pag a ..life more titan
tk price ctaged for tie ordinag
trade tokecos. will find ftis
fcrand superior b all others
BEWARE Cf IMITATIONS.
1 JOSEPH i mini
Offices in McCullough
Building, 124 W. Third
Oilicc Hours 9 a. ni. to 12
ru., and 2 to 5 p. m. Even
ings, Wednesdays and SaU
urdavs onlv, from 7 to H.
uniays 2 to 3 p. m.
Special Lines of Practice.
Asthma, Catarrh, Dis
eases of the Eye, Ear,
Nose, Throat, Lungs,
and Stomach, Blood and
Skin Diseases. Rupture
Consultation and Examin
Charges for treatment
ment by mail. Send for
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His Prices on
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ebanuir tlir tMk. .N"thliw an Inioi.n. rh.r.rt-r t... h-n
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M. litLAKoM AI.NK. Ao.l-I.r UKnitl.nl a. CUrLM..! bim
ii r-i-rtM. neauiiiim ann savpq the teeth
This ilenlif rice is nut In iimm .! ia ,i-t.-
able ami e oiumioBl Hunt powder Or liquid. It em
botlies. at far a Iientifriee can. tlii. eliiina
Hid ItretM'rvlllJE eleliiHtilfl Hint .Wi.n -...--
perienceat the deiiiul chair hae proved luost valuable.
Ieoplarprfnc lirirtretio-lrslirnilrl usetliis Kenll
rrioe.a ii in an amiiepiie and i.roi.br luetic prepar
ation. ForaiUebyaildrumii!.!. Tli,n r
Pamphlet on "CARE OF TEETH" mailed free.
TataFawrasM Retnedv enmqulekly and per
manently ail nervous itea. such as Weak
Memory. I.tns of Brain Power. Headache. Wake
fulness. Itat Vitality, nlBhtly emission, evil
dreamt, tmnoteneyand srast Ins diseases canned by
whrnl error asr ewattt. t'ontnlns no
ornate. Is a nerve Smile atn klrnul hollrter.
Make the pale and pnnv strong and plomp. Kastly
earned In Test pneaet. SI per box: lor CVS. By
mail prepaid with a written sTnarantet to cure or
money refnnded. Writ ns for free meitleni
noon., sent sealed In plain wrapper, wlilcli con
tains testimonials and financial references. Bin
enartre far castsllttlatt. TUwrr. of mtr.
firfit. :-oid our advertised auente. or adnresa
nr. at n.niava.av t-naw. masonic Temple. Cnl.
()I.I IN ROCK ISLAND, IIX-BTHAJtTZ
CLLXETEK, S01 t!Ul ST.
TrUBXc-tmvTjntit j or pint ni nv r
lB-le MatUr. I rrwrtro Vt4
OlVSvruk ILc- ac ana aa-.fa.f -. lATr
fnerr. t rr box, or irju t $. Henl
esiifMt la tsltuti wravppT. ieade M
rami-? for stLrtlntfixm. J 1""J
Sold bj H-trti & Ullemejer.
J. E. Montrose. Manager.
Saturday, February 9.
I Left Behind Me
Under Direction of Charles
Frohm.in. A thrilling and
romantic military story with
Trices 2."; 50c, '5c and 1.00
Burtis Opera House,
Saturday Evening, Feb. 9.
The Whitney Opera Co.
Prosentins that most brilliaitly snccesa
ful, ever oharmir and delightful
romantic comic Optra,
Bv De Koven & Smitu,
At.llif.rs or "Rubin Hood,'; "IlLb Roy," etc.
All the Scene ry is Siecial
The costumes are M agniflcent !
Snperlily rictnresqne Effects !
rncqtalled In Melody. Unr'valed In
Comedy. Supreme in lis Sptciidid At
tractiveueas. Nut for.ettic
tss Fsrcira mastei cbcsestsjl
Seats at Flnko's Wedncsdav morrlnr. Tel. SO.
Prices $l.ort. $1 (KJ. 75c and .Vic. Tickets are lim
lud to C to one party. Free list suspended.
gnrtis Op?ra House,
Sunday Evening, Feb. 10.
A. Y. PEARSON'S Xew, Big Melo
dramatic Production. A
Positive Novelty. 3
Uig Shows in One.
Greatest Race Scene Ever Presented.
Powerful Csstof "cw York Favorites, beaded
by ih Versatile KA UK KoOET, in
Imitations of her futher, tho
lale Pat Koouey.
Two car loads of special soocerv and mechan
ical enecu. XKmt lorget tne oaie, aunaay Bigia,
Feats now on sale at Fluke's book store, Daven
port. Telephone Ko, SO.
ew Grand Opera House
Davenport's Leading Theatre.
C. W. Si:i7Tltaaa.tr.
Sunday, Feb. 10.
The Master Work of Spectacular Romances,
In tonr sets and "Ixteen tsh'eanx, written by
the late C'has. B arras. Original company.
S Bewltchtogly Lovely Premiers 3
Cf) EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL fiA
OU CORYPHEES OU
rar loads of snaptoons scenery. Tons of
massive armor. 8 tintnd H. Ueta. A host
of European Hpeciaitiis. Hand reds of
Parisian costumes. The poaiuvely an
excelled TKa5SF!)BM1TI0S 8CEr.
Price 50, 75 and tl.
feats and boxof ready Thursday at Lloid t
O s" i
S fc ? a S
H M 0 a
is no doubt great ; but what tliey
all should know, ta that the time
of it, the tire or it, and the cost
of it can all be greatly reduced by
Santa Claus Soap.
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r I lib iUUAIUUrlllU Ufl IfAll "ff
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HAVE YOU SEEN
THE :- CAPITOL
If Not, Why Not?
Come and see the Heater, and jmle its
merits yourself. Fifteen sold this sea
son, and more going. Call for descrip
H2 and 114 W. 17th street.
FARM, SPRING and FREIGHT WAGONS.
A full and eorap'ete line or Platform and other Spring Waqon', epri;il!v staple i, the
Western trade, of raiieriur notkmariil au fin'ah. l.lnrirali il I'nce List
free on application. See the X3LUII WAB53 before parcbasini;.
J". T. DIXON
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
The Fashionable Merchant Tailor
lias the most replete line of new patterns in imported
and domestic suitings in the city.
1707 SECOZO AVEKUE.
OXo2r& blouse aSaloors
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101 Sacond AvsLnr, Cornsr of Bureenth street, - o?,o He n rprfa Tlajre
lhe choicest Wine, Liqucrs, Beer and Cigars always on hai J
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1S22 SECOND AVE
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