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THE ABGUS, MONDASV JUNE 24, 1895
Published Pally end Weekly at MM Second
Arcane, Rock Island, HI. Entered at the poet
offlce a second e'aai matter. , '
J. W. TOTTKU
TEH US-Daily. 10 eenta per week. Week!.
f'2.00 per aannm;ia advance. $1.50. c -
All commnnlcatioDS or a cittleal or argamenta
tive character, politVcd or religion, mast hare
real name attached for publication. Mo euch
article will be printed orcr fictitious signatoree.
Correspondence aolicited from every townablp
ia Bock Island county.
Monday, Junk 24, 1895.
Sciii vlf.r county has but 10 law
yers. Justice is not at a premium in
Schuyler county. .
(Jov. Fuakk Brown, of Maryland,
inherits 1250,000 through the death
of James Carroll, of that state.
Edwaud Lemcke, of Webster, said
to be one of Iowa's wealthiest farm,
crs, is under arrest, charged with
starving stock to death. Possibly
his ways of obtaining wealth hare
found him out. (
General Harrison has become
quite an expert wheelman. He tells
his friends in Indianapolis that he
took up bicycling for his health, but
there are those who do not hesitate
to say that be is catering for the
support of the League of American
Wheelmen, like other leagues, politi.
cal and otherwise, on which he would
like to make an impression.
Col. Taylor, the repentant South
Dakota defaulter, says if it had not
been for tho panic bo wouldn't have
got into trouble. He borrowed"
the state's funds so that he might
help his friends tide over financial
difficulties, and they were unable to
repay him. The panic of 1893 has
been used to cover a multitnde of
sins, but widespread as it was, there
wasn't enough of it to cover Col.
Taylor's. Instead of laying most of
tho blame for hii downfall on the
panic, with an incidental thrust at
his friends, Col. Taylor should place
it all where it belongs, and that is
on his own broad shoulders. If he
cannot bring himself to the point of
doing that, be should do the next
best thing saw wood and say
Tli a Landslide State.
In those states which gave the
largest republican majorities in 1894
the greatest popular discontent pre
vails. In the legislatures of what
may be called the "landslide" .states
from the overwhelming extent of
the republican majorities the issue
of power was flagrant and scandal
ous. Corruption under gang and
boodle rule was everywhere.
In Illinois the facts have come
home to the people through tho proc
lamation of Gov. Altgeld in calling a
special session and through the press
of both parties. No previous gen
eral assembly at Springfield was so
profligate, so recreant to the public
duty, so thoroughly under the con
trol" of corporation influences.
The same old story comes from
other states in the 'landslide" list.
The New York legislature was as bad
as that of Illinois as partisan, as
corrupt, as mnch under lobty con
trol. It was worse in one respeet.
Two hostile republican factions
Piatt and anti-I'latt were engaged
in a constant struggles for superior
ity, and public interests were sacri
ficed in the interests of factions. In
Illinois the lines of republican fac
tions were obliterated in the scram
ble and riot to obtain possession of
spoils and bribes.
In Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin
and other western .states where re
publican legislatures were inspired
by a belief that the ' Landslide" ma
jorities by which they were elected
clothed thorn with immunity from
popular judgment and condemna
tion, the fruits of the sessions have
lcen the same. Tho lobbies of the
corporation and other corrupt influ
ences controlled everything. There
was little wise legislation. Ques
tions of reform in revenue and v tbe
collection of taxes, of reform in the
administration of justice, affecting
labor and the conflict to establish its
rights and the general good were
neglected and abandoned. - Every
call to action on these grave subjects
of legislation was disobeyed and rej u-
ui.ited. - - -
Republican leaders, the bosses, the
politicians, believed that their
sweeping victories in the most of the
states assured them a long lease of
power. The misuse they have made
of their victory has evervwncre ex
cited popular condemnation. This
sentiment is expressed in Illinois oy
a generatapprova! of Got. Altgcld's
rail for a special session. In states
with republican governors no such
relief is in sight. ... -- -
Tbo Bitot Ua Plug Tobacco. It's
. -Mew name X to
usee ea the Stage the Other
, ll the Aadieaee.
I attended a recent performance given
by some amateur actors and actresses
very good they were, too and whilo I
eni-yod tho stage entertainment I was
not unmindful of the one that was in
progress directly behind me. . - ...
It was furnished by an old lady and
two yonag once when I say "young
ones" I don't mean children and its
beginning antedated the overture iu this
1'Can you read the programme, moth
er?" "Why, yea; but it must be wrong.
Here's Annie's uamo down, and it says
he's a (servant I thought you said she
was an actress. "
"Only aecrvautin the play, mother."
" But that seems a kind of mcca thing
to pluy. She doesn't have to do that,
"She has to play whatever they give
bcr to play. Sl.c's a beginner, you
"Well, I wouldn't begin that way."
"Aunio" appeared presently.
She s::id, "Yes, my lady." nnd "No,
yocr. lordship," and "I will tell bcr
ladyship that you are here," and a few
more stnuners of that sort very well, I
Eut when tho French cennt with the
pointed beard chucks her under tho chin
I could hear tho old haly behind mo get
ting into a fiuo rage.
"Well, tho idea cf our Aunio letting
a man do a thing liLc that !"
"But. mother, that's ia tho piny."
"I d-n't care if it is. I suppose he'll
kis her later ca ! The idea !"
Well, he did kiissher sliortly after and
get a good slap i:i tho fuce for hi:; pains.
Tho o!:l lady ulniust rose ia her seat. .
"Goad, good !" tho cried in a very
"I thought Anii-o wouldn't stand any
thing of that rt!"
She objjctod to tho young gal's littlo
love affaire with tho footmun, however,
and coald l:irdly Lo !:cpt in Iw-r chair
when the two plighted their trotli.
"I dtw't call that play acting, " she
said. "They were jwt liko two serv
ants, atid I don't like it."
When tho curtain dropped, they nil
went around to tho stago door, and
somehow I felt sorry fur Aunio, coming
from tho staga fall of hot enthusiasm,
only to receive mentally at least a
bucket of cold water. Polly Pry iu
New York Recorder.
Dow Plica Walk on Window Panes.
The microscope reveals tho neat con
trivance Which enables a fly to walk up
a window pano or defy the laws of
gravity by gliding along, back down
ward on tho ceiling. Tho magnifier
shows the foot to be niado up of two
pads covered with fine, short hair, each
pad having a hook above it. liohind
each pad is a bag filled with a sticky
liquid which oozes out whenever tho fly
puts his foot down. The amount which
is pressed out of each foot is very small
indeed, but takou all together it is am
ply sufficient to hold the insect in any
position ho chooses. St. Louis Repub
lic. Knight or the Maccabees. -The
state commander writes us
from Lincoln, Neb., as follows: "Af
ter trying other medicines for what
seemed to be a very obstinate cough
in our two children, we tried Dr.
King's New Discovery, and at the
end of two days the cough entirely
lei i ineni. we win not be without
it hereafter, as our experience proves
that it cures where all other reme
dies fail." Signed F. W. Stevens,
State Commander. Why not give
this great medicine a trial, as it is
guaranteed, and trial bottles are
free at Hartz & Ullcmeyer's drng
store? Regular size 50 cents and 1.
IT MAT DO AS MUCH FOR YOU.
Fred Miller, of Irving, 111., writes
that he had a severe kidney trouble
for many years, with severe pains in
his back and also that his bladder
was affected. He tried many so
called kidney enres, but without any
good result. About a year age
he began the use of Electric.
Hitters and found relief at once.
Electric Bitters is especially adapted
to cure all kidney and liver troubles
and often gives almost instant re
lief. One trial will prove our state
ment. Price only 50 cents for large
bottle. At Harts A Ullemeyer's drug
BUCKLKX'S ARNICA SALVE.
The best salve in the world for
cuts, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt
rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped
hands, chilblains, corns and all skin
eruptions, - and positively cares
piles or no pay required. It is guar
anteed to give perfect satisfaction, or
money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale by Hartx Ullemeyer.
G. A. Stillson, a merchant of
Timpico, 111., writes, August 10,
1891: Clinic Kidney Cure is meeting
with wonderful success. It has cured
some cases here that physicians pro-
nounceu mcnraoie. i my sen am able
to testify to Its merits. My face to
day is a'living picture of health, and
Clinic Kidney Cure has made ii such.
I bad suffered 27-years with the dis
ease, and today I feel 10 years
yonnger than I did one year ago. I
can obtain some wonderful certifi
cates of its medical qualities. 11. F.
Bahnsen's drug store.
Wheal Baby waa sfck, we case har
a tw m Child, abaortad tor
Children Cry for
THE RUSSIAN KNOUT.
A BRUTAL PUNISHMENT INFLICTED
IN THE CZAR'S DOMAIN.
Clalaa That IU TJaa Ia
Boca AboUabed Tho Caa of the Crael
Instrument Described by a Political
Exile Who Haa Suffered Ia Siberia.
One never knows for certain how
much of the knout is left in modern
Russia. The telegraph wire still at times
carries the horrid whiz of it from re
mote Siberia, and only the other day I
saw mention in news from St. Peters
burg of a new imperial ukase, "abolish
ing the use of the knout for the punish
ment of offenses committed by the peas
antry, which has hitherto been complete
ly at the mercy of the local judges in
this respect " I was under tho impres
sion that the "local judges" had been
deprived of their knout for 20 years or
more, but the sender of this message
adds that "statistics were submitted to
the czar, showing that in ten years 3,000
persons, mostly guilty of thefts of prod
uce, had died after punishment with the
Granted the infliction of the knout,
the 3,000 deaths are easily believed.
The instrument itself, supposing this re
port to be true, evidently dies harder
than its victims. But even in Russia,
where the rod and its equivalents have
had a more extended and bloody exist
ence than in any other European state,
the humaner spirit of the age has been
felt, and one is disposed to regard as ex
aggerated tho statements just quoted.
Certainly we had been given to believe
that tho knout was abolished for all but
tho gravest offense as long ago as 18CC.
But Russia has never been governed
wholly by its written laws, and there
aro regions of that empire where a ukase
Viay be slow to reach tho "local judges."
Uho merciful edict of 18GC, however,
stopped short at the confines of Siberia,
and it was with tho object of learning
to what extent tho knout is used in tho
Siberia of today that I sought an inter
view with a distinguished and very in
teresting exile, M. Alexander Socbac
zewski, on a visit to England. H. So
chaczowski, a Polo by birth, on artist
by profession, nnd in England to ar
range for the exhibition of a picture
which will move the sympathies of ev
ery friend of tho victims of the czar,
was a political exile iu Siberia at the
age of 21 and suffered A years in the
mines, during 2 of which he carried,
night and day, chains of which marks
are permanently graven on his ankles.
Twenty years in all wero the days of
his exile, and he counts himself happy
that ho did not, like "bo many of his
comrades in oppression, perish under
that cruel yoke. Indeed he speaks with
out bitterness and says that even in Si
beria one may often forget oneself.
M. Sochaczewski could say much about
the knont Bo had been many times a
witness of its infliction. The knout, in
fact, was in use in the mines daring tho
whole of M. Sochaczewski's exile; and
those who were condemned to it suffered
At tho present day M. Scchaczewski
believed that it was practically abolish
ed in 1803, bnt the governor retains a
certain discretionary power, which may
mean much in Siberia. Would M. So
chaczowski describe tho punishment?
He took a half sheet of note paper and a
pen and mado a rapid sketch. "That is
the knout," he said. A band of leather,
as is well known, serves the execu
tioner for a handle, and the knout it
self is a single thong of leather, rough
and very hard, tapering toward the ex
tremity, where it is weighted with a
ball of lead. With this the executioner
who is generally a reprieved murder
er can inflict as great or as little suf
fering as he pleases.
"Thus," said M. Scchaczewski, "the
prisoners would sometimes give him a
rublo to prove his skill, when he would
strike one of them, apparently with full
force, across the palm of the hand, but
the blow would scarcely be felt and
would not leave a scratch.. With the
same instrument he could kill at asingle
stroko, and was occasionally bribed by
a condemned prisoner to do so, breaking
the ribs and almost tearing" out the
What number of strokes, I asked M.
Sochaczewski, were ordinarily inflicted?
Ho replied that it was of no great con
sequence, inasmuch as punishment with
the knout was generally regarded as a
sentence of death. A man under sen
tence of 100 lashes might die at the
third lash, in which case the remaining
07 would be given to the corpse. It was
possible, if the executioner did not em
ploy his whole art or strength, for the
victim to escape death, but he would
then inevitably be a cripple for the rest
of his life. There were men in the hos
pital in his time whom tho knout had
I asked whether the knout exhausted
the resources of penal discipline in Si
beria. "By no means." said M. So
chaczewski. He took up his pen again, and scratch
ed me a picture of a whip called the
pkjt, which has three tails of twisted,
leather, with bits of metal at the tips.
It is a little less deadly than the knout,
but an expert flogger can kill his victim
at the fifth stroke. There is a difference
in flogging with the knout and with the
plet The knout, like the English "cat,"
is laid across the back. - The three tails
of the plet score the back downward,
from the . nape of the neck to the loins,
and every stroke, properly given, carries
away three strips of skin and bites well
into the flesh. Yes. M. Scchaczewski
had seen many comrades suffer under
the plet "Protest? To what end?" To
protest jraa to be tied up oneself. The
very flogger ran the risk of being cut to
pieces with knout or plet if be failed to
kill or maim his victim. St Paul's. .
Mrs. Style I want a hat, but it must
be in the latest style,
i Shopman - Kindly take a chair, mad
am, and wait a few minutes. The fash
ion is just Kf;"f T Tit-BiU.
SEVEN HANDED EUCHRE.
Definite Points Gives That V71H Enable
lce to Flay lite Gams.
' For pleasure, pnro and simple, enven
handed .euchre clubs may be cited as
models.' The game ia played with a full
pack of cards, and the joker in used.
Seven cards are dealt to each player,
giving first three and then four and
leaving four on tho table. This quartet
is dubbed "the widow."
The player on the left of , the dealer
makes the first bid of 8, 3, 4, 5, 0 or ?
tricks, naming the suit, the highest bid
getting it The bidding is done in turn.
Tho person who secures the bid then
selects three other players partners
thus pitting four against three. If the
bidder. wins, he and his partners each
count the amount bid. If he fails, he is
euchred, and the three opponents count
each the amount bid. While ono can
play a quiet steady game, taking no
risks, and holding high cards or the
joker play for a euchre, tho spirit of ex
treme feminine politeness engendered
by this fad of the hour requires that a
person holding the joker should bid the
limit seven, thereby always introduc
ing an element of chance in the contest
and giving each one more shew.
Prizes are played for. A certain num
ber of points gained can be tho limit or
a given period of time as agreed upon.
The one holding the highest number of
points at the decisive moment wins.
Hoosekeepinc; at Samoa.
Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson says that
housekeeping in Samoa was not so idyl
lic as it might seem. Her supplies conio
from New Zealand or Australia once a
month, so that if she wanted a bottle of
bluing or a bag of flour, for instance,
she had to send half across the Pacific to
get it The native diet was all well
enough for a few weeks, but as it con
sisted almost solely of fruit and fish it
began to - pall on European - palates.
Housekeeping in this South Sea paradise
(of romances) had other drawbacks, par
ticularly in the matter of expense,
which was fully six or seven times as
great, Mrs. Stevenson says, as living on
a corresponding scale in San Francisco.
As for society, "there's more of it to the
square inch iu Samoa than in any other
place I know," says Mrs. Stevenson, bnt
it appears to bo largely of the living
now Jones Proposed.
Jones Miss Arabella, do you like
Arabella What a strange question,
"I know it is a strange question, but
pleaso answer it "
"Yes, Mr. Jones, I am very fond of
"Ah, I om glad to hear that!"
"Your liking cabbage goes to show
that we were born for each other. I doto
on corned beef. Why should not we
unite our fortunes?"
"Oh, Mr. Jones I"
They will be married next week.
Boston Traveller. .
Rbenmatlam Cured In a Oar.
"Mystic Cure'1 for rheumatism and
neuralgia radically cures in one to
three days. Its action upon the sys
tem is remarkable and ntvsterious.
It removes at once the cause and the
disease immediately disappears. The
first dose greatly benefits 75 cents.
Sold by Otto Grotjan, druggist. Rock
Island, and G. Schlcgel & Son., 220
V. Second street, Davenport
Reader, did yon ever take Simmons
Liver Regulator, the "Kino op
Liver Medicines?" Everybody needs
take a liver remedy. It is a sluggish or
diseased liver that impairs digestion
and causes constipation, when the waste
that should ba carried off remains in
the body and poisons the whole system.
That dull, heavy feeling is dne to a
torpid liver. Biliousness, Headache,
Malaria and Indigestion are all liver
diseases. Keep the liver active by an
occasional dose of Simmons Liver Reg
ulator and you'll get rid of these trou
bles, and give tone to the wholo sys
tem. For a laxative Simmons Liver
Regulator ia bettek than Pills. It
does not gripe, nor weaken, bnt greatly
refreshes and strengthens.
Every package has the Red Z
Ftamn on ' the wrapper. J. 11.
Zeilia & Co., Philadelphia.
Eaecutor a Notice.
Etite of Calvio Trucadal s, deceased.
The aadTiffned having been appointed f xro
trix of ibe Ut will ao4 trstameat f Ca'vio
Trnerdsle, late of the eons' t of lines: I, land. au
of Illinois, dareased. hereo; rrea votice that ahe
ill appear before the comity court of Hock Island:
count?, at I h office tbe elrrk of std eoan. ta
tne eiy of Kc leiaad. as the Anra-t term, oa
the Iret Mondav la Aucust, Beit, at which tine
all pers'B bavins claims agaiost aid estate are
Bottled and reqacxtrd to attend, for tbe purpose
at harina the same adjusts).
All prisone indebted to aaid eate are reqeea
tedtoasaae taatnediat pa) meet to the under-
bated th's 14th day of Jane. A. T 1891. '
CQAaLtrrrE M. TBrESDALK, Executrix.
UttrfM ftr fTM-lS SC aTskflM
won't do for
Sold by T. II. Thomas and Mar
shall & Fisher, druggists.
State Savings Bank,
Molike, III., Office Corner
Fifteenth St. and Third Ave.
ftneeeede the1 Molina Seringa Bank
4 Per Cent Interest
Paid on Deposits.
Organ'aed under State I awe.
Opea from a. at. to S p. ra., and
edneedar and aalarday aighta frost
PoBTia SErjnm, - President
niBAM Daauasi, . Vice President
C F BnnvtT, - Oasalt
Poaraa oKimraa, nnaa Daauae,
II H Anawowra, Geo II EDwaana,
C F O saute at, O A Rosa,
C B Aixfwobth, w II Adams,
W W Wdjj.
REAL ESTATE LOANS
sukde for private parties la the tardea
spot at the weal tp the
Orchard State Bank
Of OaCHABD, ftEBKABEA.
IV W. Dur, President.
, T.8.D4M OaeUar.
Mitchell A Lynde, Bankera.
J. r. fiutxnaon, cashier stuck Island National
O.C. Carter, K. D.
Uennr IMft'l bone. Wholesale Oroera.
HuesinQ St HocR
Representing among other time-tried
and well known Fire Insurance Com
panies tho following: -
Koch ester German Ins Co Rochester, H T
Oerman Fire "
New Damps hire M
.. .. Manchester N II
...New Herea, Oona
Office Corner Eighteenth street
and Second Avenue, second floor.
Telephone No. 1047.
EOCK ISLAND. ILL.
ELATES ft CIJEAVELAITD
ttepmeoting over 40 Million Dalian
of Oash assets
Tire Life, Tornado.
Bonds of 8aTwcysfclp.
QFFlCE-aamntoa'a block Bock Ialaad, Ola.
MfBeearaovteMa; they will btsareet joa .
J. M BUFORD,
General . . . v
The old lire and TtawriedOseBsaaiae
Losses Promptly Paid.
Ciren la Moelh. Jiilr t.:i:urt Writ
WEMKU Y CO., OOV hi.
at Masesiie Tessa" I
assets sen. Cmm- I
oim esses earsa aa ts I
peesi ass 0t se I I
.My Clothes arc whiter.my Health better,
my Labor lessr T
Dest. Purest o.MosTEconoruCiU
;tl sTTT f Ti ''-'1 I
MEN AND WOMEN
Gouuu.r m dcFFcmr Mra. Co.
Boston. Chirac Now Vork. nmoklrn.
Itelroit. Washington. Coventry, lina.
McCABE BROS., Sole Agents.
HBATINQ aVKD VKHTILsVTIHO KMQIHKKUS.
HAVE YOU SEEN
THE : CAPITOL
If Not, Why Not?
Come and see the Hester, and jndgo its
merits yourself. Fifteen sold this sea
son, and more going. Call for descrip
ii2 and 114 W. 17th street.
The Fashionable Merchant Tailoc
Has the most replete line of new patterns in Imported
and domestic suitings in the city.
Contractor and Builder.
Shop and Residence No. 81 1 Third avenue.
I LOW PRICES I
It bothers a good many people to note the wonderful and
ever increasing popularity of the
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elsewhere, and here are a few
Ieiiiure et ciciwu ana taiK L01.ULT auoui now we make low
prices. Thai's all right, our prices are low compared with those
you: we nave assorted our whole stock of straw bats in four
lots they are all lirst class
limes ine price we ask yon lor
Lor 1 Lur 2 I lux a lux 4 leuhohns
lac 25c 1 35c 75c 19c this week
Come carlv and have your
Ladies' and Children's Hats
Sailors for yonng and old you
have them as cheap and as fine as
aiwavs cneaper man anyone else.
Duck Suits and Waists.
Don't fail to see the Trilby" suit entirely new.
Duck suits with full skirts
$5 95. We are closing out all
this week for $1, and all our 75c
114 West Second street
BEE Q HIVE
"SINCE 1 USED
OF GOOD TASTE 1
GOOD TASTE 1
1720, 1722, 1724, 1726 and
1728 Second Av.
1707 SECOIU AYUUE.
BEK HIVE. Some of our Com.
. . .. . .
specimens to show tho suvinr; to I
seasonable goods and worth three I
them. See for yourself:
marked down to almost nothing.
cannot fail to be suited. We
tbe market prod aces them, and
at 11.48. 11.98. 3.95, $4.95 and
our $1.68, tl.SO and $1.25 waists
aud 99o waists for 50c.