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THE AKQffB, FBI DAY, FEBRUARY 15, 18U5.
Foblished Daily and Weekly at KU Second
A rem:. Rock Islacd, III.
J. V. Totter.
T BUS Daily. 10 c;nU per week. Weekly,
$1.00 per annom; In advance, 11.50.
A'J communications of a c Itieal or arguments
live character, political or religions, moat have
r.'al name attached for publication. No such
article will be printed over Unit ions signatures.
Correspondence solicited from every township
in Bock Island connty.
Friday". Fkbki'akt 15, 1895.
Charlie Evans thinks that "Hon
is in si:rht.
That the caucuses in the upper
wards passed with but one bloody
encounter is the most remarkable
thing of the nijjht.
The most amusing thiDjj today is
the number of republicans who knew
exactly how the Uoek Island caucuses
were goin to turn out.
The Union takes a great deal for
grunted in its remarks about "Rock
Island's favorite son." To a man up
a tree it looks as if the fight had only
The gaping breach that has been
opened between Hock Island and Mo
line elements of the republican party,
is the most exhilirating effect of the
controversy so far.
What a brave, gallant, gritty man
Cie?t is, anyway according to the
Union. His chief source of boasting
now is having; carried the ward cau
cuses of his own city against an out
The Union says Gest permitted
Moline to endorse its own candidate,
even niter the "disagreeable sur
prise" that that city had acandidate,
j n the "Ainsworth push." How kind
of Mr. CJest.
Til eke are a number of republicans
who have been on the fence in Rock
Island the past two weeks that have
come down ofT their perch this morn
ing. They don't care now who knows
bow they stand.
The death of Isaac I. Gray, of In
diana, U. S. minister to the City of
Mexico, removes one of the foremost
statesmen and democrats of his time,
a most popular and upright and ad
mired citizen of the republic.
iJcixcY voted Tuesday to incor
porate under the general law. Hith
erto the city has operated under a
special charter, but the citizens
thought they had outgrown that, and
it was set aside by a vote of about
three to one. A proposition to as
sess a 1-mill park tax was also
Fok a "favorite son," as the Union
terms W. H. Gest, he is the most un
grateful cuss that ever enjoyed the
distinction of favoritism. If one who
is treacherous tb his lest friends,
who is the only one in the city to op
pose public improvements, is a fa
vorite, then (Jest is such ves. Rock
Island s favorite son with a ven
The Union always becomes brave
after a battle. This morning it re
fers pcrsonaliv and shjrhtinslv to
leading republicans who happened to
oppose Gest, and then remarks that
the carrying of every ward in the
city is under the circumstances not
only a great personal triumph to Mr.
Gest. but a triumph of the plain, hon
est, intelligent people over the forces
oi corruption and demoralization."
The Rock Islander flounders
through a colunin-and-a-half of
space attempting to explain why it
is for McConochie for mavor, "but
steers clear of any reference to the
congressional nomination. By the
time next week's issue is ready for
publication, there will be a stronr
enough wind blowing to indicate the
direction the congressional craft is
beaded, and we mav then expect to
see the Rock Islander editor hasten
ing to get aboard.
The charge made by the Union and
the Gest circle that democrats were
participtiig actively in the prelimi
naries was fnllv repudiated. It was
not a democratic mess, notwith
starding that Gest had made repeat
ed appeals to democrats to give him
a lift." Naturally. democrats,
however, resent Mr. Gest's attempt
to use them, and realizing, too, that
the district is considered safelv re
publican, thev have felt disgust at
the attempt to nominate a man who
in a close district the republican par
ty would not dare to present to the
people lor endorsement.
The New Orl-ans papers chron
icle with just pride the dispatch of
1 X" , . . .
me L4)uisiana-.eorasEa renei iram
of 20 cars, bearing such articles
536 barrels of molasses and 93 bar
rels of sugar, all important beat pro
ducing loott; m barrels of corn, and
100 sacks of rice, in addition to flour.
cornmeal. potatoes, beans, coffee
tea and many other articles of food
also dry goods, clothing, and other
necessaries. "Then," saTs the Pvca-
jane, "there is a car load of salt
from the famous mines of Avery'
island, and a car load of dressed lum
ber, of infinite value in a slate that
is almost treeless." These articles
with a few exceptions, were -grown
on Louisiana sou. manufactured in
Louisiana virgin forests, or dug from
her mines. They carry with them
the warm breath of the "Golf of Mex
ico, the hearty "God bless yon of a
people who never turned their back
on friend or foe, and whose welcome
and hospitality are far famed."
Victim of at Vicious System.
The insolvent condition of the es
tate of the late Rufus Ramsay, ex
state treasurer, and the sensational
stories of his use of state funds, with
a consequent shortage made up by
bis bondsmen, would never have seen
the light of day had Mr. Ramsay
lived. He would have made his set
tlement with his successor, turned
over the state's money, just as it was
turned over in full, and if it had been
neeesrary to make subsequent settle
ment and arrangement with his
bondsmen this would have been done
quietly, and the public would today
b none the wiser. Mr. Ramsay's
estate, and to some extent his repu
tation, are the victims of a vicious
system, which had been handed down
from state trea-urer to state treasur
er for a generation a system which
he accepted anil followed with only
too great alacrity. It has been the
custom of state treasurers to rise the
public funds of which they were cus
todians as if these funds were their
own. They placed them at their
own sweet will, so as to bring the
largest possible interest consistent
with reasonable safety, and the in
crement they considered their own,
returning to the state treasury the
principal only. This has been
notoriously the custom in this state.
And it mav be imagined, if not
demonstrated, that some of the other
treasurers, had they died in office.
would have left their families with
nsolvent estates, and their bonds
men to make up a deficit. If not,
why not? Indeed, we are credibly
nformed by a prominent banker who
is familiar with the true inward
ness of the Illinois st:.t treasur
er, that but one out of all
horn he can call to mind who
hive held that ollice, retired with
any increase to his fortunes, and
s me of them with actual loss. And
this not because the interest on the
public funds had not been paid them.
and in large sums, too; but because
they had in some instances made bad
nvestments which swallowed up
their interest profits. Mr. Ramsay,
we believe, was personally an honest
man. He had borne that reputation
for years as a business man and
banker in the community in which
he lived. He was as careful in his
business as ordinary men, but he
made mistakes and miscalculations.
Collateral that he considered ample
shrunk during the "panicy" vears of
1H93-4. He tried, as other treasur
ers before him, to make money out
of the use of the state funds, but
ike others before him he failed iu
the aggregate to do so, and his ven
tures resulted in severe losses. His
sudden death brought on a sudden
settlement, not only of his accounts
as state treasurer, but also of his
personal affairs the collapse fol
lowed as a matter of course, and hi
bondsmen have to gather from the
wreck the state's money which they
advanced to make his settlement
with his successor.
The Cariyle special to the St. Lou
is Post-Dispatch, which was sent out
from sit. I,ouis and published in the
press of the countrv, was in error in
stating that the discovery of the
shortage was made by Henry ulfT,
Mr. Ramsay's successor. That ofli-
al received every dollar of the
state's monev from Elijah P. Ram
say, who tilled out his father's unex
pired term. 1 be ueucit was ascer
tained immediatelv after Treasurer
Ramsav's death; the collateral Mr.
Uanis&v held was turned over to his
bondsmen and thev replaced the
ash. The suit is now brought bv
the bondsmen to secure themselves
against loss through what they be
lieve to lie the insufficiency of the
collateral security received by them
From a letter written bt Rev. J.
Utinderman, of Dimondale. Mich., we
are permitted to make this extract:
I have no hesitation in recommend
inp Dr. King's Xew Discovery, as the
results are almost marvelous in the
case of my wife. While I was pastor
of the iiaptist church at Kives Junc
tion she was brought down with
pneumonia succeeding la grippe
terrible paroxysms of coughing
would last hours with little interrup
tion, ana it seemed as it she could
not survive them. A friend recom
mended Dr. King's Xew Discovert-
it was quick in its work and highly
satisiactorv in results. Trial bot
ties free at Hartz & Ullemever's drug
store. Regular size 50c and 1. .
FOCR BIG Sl'CCESSSS.
Having the needed merit to more
than make good all the advertising
clairccd for them, the following four
remedies nave reached a phenomenal
sale: Dr. King's Xew Discovery, for
consumption, coughs and colds." each
bottle guaranteed; Electric Bitters,
the great remedy for liver, stomach
and kidneys; Bucklen's Arnica Salve,
the best in the world, and Dr. King's
Xew Life Pills, which are a perfect
pill. All these remedies are guaran
teed to do just what is claimed for
them, and the dealer whose name
is attached herewith will be glad
to tell yon more of them, bold
at Hartz & Ullemever's drug store.
Bl'CKLEX'S AHMCA SALVE.
The best salve in the world for
cuts, bruises, seres, ulcers, salt
rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped
hands, chilblains, corns and all skin
eruptions, and positive! cures
piles or no pay required. It is guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction, or.
money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. tor sale 07 liaru LUemeyer.
I hoH bim (rreat who. for love's sake.
Can give, with pt-aron, earnest wtn.
Yet he v."ho takes for love's revet sake
I think I hold more generous still.
I bow before the noble mind
That frwly seme great wrong forgives
Vet cotler is the one forgiven
Who tears that burden well and liven
It may be hard to gain end still
To keep a lowly, steadfast heart.
Yet be who loses has to fill
A harder and a truer part.
Glorious it is to wear the crown
Of a deserved and j.nro success.
Ee who knows how to fail has won
A crown whose taster ia not loss.
Great may he be who can command
And rule with just and tender away.
Yet is diviner wixdom taught
Better by him who can obey.
Blpsrd are they who die for God
Ar.d earn the martyr's crown of light,
Vet he who Lvi-s for God may be
A greater conqueror In his tri.'ht.
Ione Down With All Hands.
Wi:en we read each an announcement as this
It sends a thrill of horror llironch our veiy being
And yet. the ntmherof lives lost by accidents at
sea are very f .w compared to the number which
are sacrraced to filiate diseases on land. Take
eonsumpilon. Statistics sbow tba 90 r.er cent of
all deaths are cue to this fatal malady. It wonld
be essier 13 reconcile ourselves to the fearful fact
if there were no remedy. But there is. Dr.
Pierce's Goldin Medical Discovery has cured
thousands, and amoKg ih?m many whom the doc
tore haye given an to die. If seeing Is believing,
then the thousand of living witnesses to its mar
ve'ooe efficacy in cases of this kind, ought to con
vince the most skeptical.
Dr. K. V. rit-rce Dear Sir: Two of onr very
best doeors pronounced my case consumption.
I spent nearly fJPO, and wa no better. I con
cluded to try the '-Golden Medical Discovery."
b-ui.-tat clgl t b titles, and I can now say with
truth that I feel just as well today as I did at 25,
and ean do just as root a dny's work on the
arm. although I had not dene any work for sev
eral years. I give i on all the thinks. Truly,
your friend, Wtu.ua Druxav,
lor liver fifty Years
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used for children teething. It
soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colic, and
is the best remedy for di arret a
Twenty-five cents a bottle.
Children Cry for
THERE is but one
way in the world to be sure
of having the best paint, and that
is to use only a well-established
brand of strictly pure white lead,
pure linseed oil, and pure colors.
The following brands are stand
ard, "Old Dutch" process, and are
"Southern," "Red Seal,"
" Shipman," " Pahnestock."
If you want colored paint, tint
any of the above strictly pure leads
with National Lead Co.'s Pure
White Lead Tinting Colors.
These colors are sold in one-pound cans, each
can being sufficient to tint 25 pounds of Strictly
Pure White Lead the desired shade ; they are in
no sense ready-mixed paints, but a combination
of perfectly pure colors in the handiest form to
tint Strictly Pure White Lead.
Send ns a postal card and get our book on
paints and color-card, free.
NATIONAL LEAD CO.
State and Fifteen in Streets, Chicago.
IF YOD WISH AN.Y
THiXG IN THIS LINE
We have a
Nice line of Hardware.
complete line of
boose and floor
seed oil, etc.
1610 Third avenue.
WEAK MEN MACE VISCHSUS.
I'T. S'-iMY. l8Dr. 70t
What PEFFER'S KERVICCl Did!
wi powrriuiir iMia qnn air. vorea wneo ail
ethers fall. Vouna men rsain Knit mnnborMl: 014
men recover vnail ful vtr. Atwolntelr !
ateewtoCat-e&rrrnaaaM. lx Vitality,
I ir potency, Mrht'y nlnliu,ltln,rr,
either fi. Kallinz Mrnorr. Hulln III-
antkall tftrtt rf ttif abut or rxrtvrt m4
f-i-ii-crrf; m. v&nls off Infiirlly and ennsnmptloo.
uoo t o rarest impure a worthk'Kafmtsiitute on
rnr-u :i yiotus r creftior rr-lu. ln?ttonnav
r.x PELFED'a a li VI.. M r. ., .7
Can be camea la Tt p.eu ITeruld cum wrap.
g-r. S-l per box. rr O f .r ttX, wirn A Pmltm
" wmitni r are or nrraia ta
Pter. Pamn!jrt Xrce.boM rty rinuslsta. Afldresa
Sold by Hartz & Ullemeyer.
How attained how re
stored how preserved.
Ordinary works on Phy
rroiosry will not tell you ;
tiie doctors rant or
won't ; bat all the same
yon wish to know. Your
are the Krr to Life and
I it recrodoetina. Onr
lara bars the troth. Evrrr bis who
would retrain senal Ticor lost throoarh tolly.
ordeveloD members weak bv nature or wasted
br disease, should write for oar sealed book,
"Fcrfert Man howl " 2so charge. Address
fjp tHipfldf reTl,
EEUECEOICALwO., Buffalo, N.Y.
is amenable to treatment Hope,
courage, proper exercise, and
frcm the inception of the dis
ease the continual use of Scott's
Emulsion of Cod-liver Oil and
Hypophosphites, are absolutely
Keep up good courage, and
with the use of this most nour
ishing and fattening preparation
recovery is certain in the first
stages, and may be accomplished
even when the lungs are seri
ously involved. Stop the exces
sive waste (and nothing will do
it like Scott's Emulsion), and
you are almost safe.
Don't If prmadnt to acerpt m rututilxtt .
Scrtt & Boame, N. Y. At Drugtfrts. 50c and SI.
State Savings Bank,
Moline, III., Office Corner
Fifteenth St. and Third Ave.
Snrcecr's the llolina SaTicss Fank
4 Per Cent Interest
Paid on Deposits.
Orzsn'sd tin ier State I aws.
Open from 9 a. m. 10 S n. m , and
oednereay and Sainrday nights from
Fortes Skihkbr, - - President
lliitaa Dahuxo, - Vice President
C F HisnwiT, - Cashier
POBTEB SKIKHES, HlUSl DaBLIKO,
II II Aikswoctu, Go n Edvabds,
C F Hebekwat, C A Ross,
C K ArxswoBTH, W n Adams,
W W Wells.
REAL ESTATE LOANS
made for private parties la the cardan
pot of the weal by the
Orchard State Bank
01 okcuakd, ksbhaska.
B. W. DT, PrenidenU
J. 8. Dan Cashier.
Mitchell ft Ljnde, B inkers.
i. F. Kobtnmn. Cashier Hock bland National
o. c. cater, t. n.
Henry D ail's tola. Whole sale Qroers.
Wholesale Dealer and Importer of
Wines and Liquors.
K1C and 1618 Third Ava
His Prices on
1717 Second At.
Joiin Voile 5e Co,
Sash, Doors and Blinds,
And all kinds of
Woodwork for Builders
nding. Flooring. WainatOit'nf
tb street, bet 4U audita avs
TIIE TLE' GUIDE
fHlCAGO, SOCK ISLAND PACIFIC
KaihraT Denot corner Fifth avenue and
Thirt y-arst recU Frank B. Plummer, Agent.
Kam. I Wxev,
DecTcr Limited A Osaka..
Ft. Worth, Denver K. C.
Omaha Dee If olnee
tusulit X unsw City......
Umaha ft Dee Koines Sz...
tOnwha Dva Koines Ex..
Denver, Lincoln ft Omaha...
St. r"anl ft Micneanol a.....
am't 6:15 am
St. Paul ft Minneapolis....
uenver, rt. worms tt. J..
tKansas Cltv ft St. JoseDh.
tHock Island ft WashtwrCon.tlS
icnicaito ut Hemes
ArnvaL t Departure. IDallT.exceDtSiinday.
All others daily. Telephone 10HS.
BtTRLTNGTtiH KOTJTE C.. B. O. RAIL
way Depot First avenue and bUtecath
street. M. 1. Vouna, agent.
IjLBaVB. I anarre.
St. Lotus Ksvrew 55 ami 7:Wtm
St. Uiuls Express ' t:i pm T 2S am
sterling, uuonque a M. rani t par. T:4) am
Bearurtown Passenger I 3:S3pm 11:15 am
werllng. Uiibiiqnwft t.Pal' r 7 So an :Klpn
IjsILf. tDaily except uud4y.
pHICAGO. MILWACKK ft ST. PACL
Failway Racine ft Saaihwestera Division
Den.it. Twentieth street, between First and
Second avenues, B. D. W. Holmes. Agent.
Vail and Express..
St. Paul Express..
Dock Island Peoria Bailwat
Denot First Avenue and Twentletk street.
F. A. Kockwell, Agent.
Fast Mail Express
6: OS am
7 AS am
Peoria Way Freight
ante (via snerrarti) Ac.
Cable Accommodation . .
3 .45 pm
DCRLIKOTON, CEDAK KAPIDS ft
LJ &orthern Pailwar, depot foot of Brady
street, Davenport, iiu. ilorvm, Ucn. Tat ft
Lav I AaRtva
M -Ml pro. bill :35 1
b7:30 im bM 1
West Liberty Trains
bl 1 :45am
o8 :00 am
bS :40 pm
" No. "
Daily. Biauy except r-nnaav. tuomz north.
. "n Month and east. Mo. IS runs between
Cent Kaphls and West Libeity.
Effective Dec. 24. We offer to the
public best passenger service to
above points as follows
Lv Rock Island,.. ...8:05 am 1:45pm
Ar Peoria.. 11:20 a m
Lv Peoria... 12:CS p m
Ar Springfield 8:10 pm
Ar 8U Loaia 7:10 p m
5:10 p m
Passengers have ample time to pro
cure Dinner or Lunch at feoria
Lv St Lsnts
Ar Eock Island...
,. 7:45 s a
Gen. Ticket Agent.
Depot foot of Twentieth St.
Bock island, in.
Who does not want
her washing done in
the shortest time and
neatest way is hard
to find. Those who
Get the best results,
because it is made
from such materials
that it cannot injure
the most delicate fab
ric and will save time
Follow them and you
will find you have
struck a good thing.
Softens the skin, heals
chapped hands and
removes grease, paint
Warnock Cl R&lston
Soap Makers, Bock Island.
v (INF TRIM Will PROVE THIS FACT.
faft.'Ml wlla llllssa sssaaa .
IMIVjl mfttn FTFRVWMERE.
the N.K.FAIRBANK C0Hr?MKi
BKAT1K3 AND VKNT1LATIKQ EKUIK kXUS.
HAVE YOU SEEN
THE ; CAPim
If Not, Why Not?
Come and see the Heater, and jixle its
merits yourself. Fifteen sold this sea
son, and more going. Call for descrip
112 and 114 V. 17th street.
FARM, SPRING and
A full sua enmo'eh line of Platform and other Spring Wa;on-, eapciv adapted to the
Western trsde. of fuperlorworkmar.hlr.anl fin's!. Illustrated Price List
free on application. See tbs UV-Vtt VAOUI before purchasing.
Vf Cr2ri V"jA
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
lias the most replete line of new patterns in imported
and domestic suitings in the city.
1707 SECOID AVilUE.
JOBS 8C HAFEZ, Fr rr!e o .
MO. fa-ond Atsb-, Corner of Biz eenta .'.reet, - Op.. He n rpcTs TlaJr.
The choices: Wine, Liquors, Befr&ni Cigar J Irvaysonhsad
FieeiLaxcb .tar day.
No Soap will do the
UHDi H Al P 90 WFI I AS
linLI eVVr IIUUUIIW
LATEST NOVELTIES IN
DICI m fall n
CAST BB SIM AT
E. F. DOKN.
The New Merchant Tailor.
1822 SECOND AVE
Harper Hr.na. Block
l Blsricb I'anished oa tkort.i Mica.
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