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THE ABSU3 WEDNESDAY. 8EPTEMBE K 16. 1886.
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Wedskidai, SEITEMtEK 16. 1896.
IIBMOCMTIO KOMI RATIOS.
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN,
rmr Vtra rrvsMaat,
liovtraof !" P. Al.TfiUJ
Lieut. loornor M..o C. CaawroKu
rotary of ftate 'iai K lA.wsiso
Auditor A. L. JIXWKi4.
Treawirar K. C. Part
attorney t.ener! (;. a A. Tatrua
I l.rt TniMr Ma JriJ HulJIKK
natiTM. R. P. MiHtiaa. N. W. (Inaimk.
Rrprmraiallve XM lasi...Wiu.l MVr'.aiBT
Fnr Mratlwr af CorsraM TVnth Ixatrlot ...
WILLIAM H. MIMIKK
nark or lb Court
Htato'a Attorafy Cnaai. Ocroau
Ciirtmar.. Un. Uborub K Mkhhth
urvoyur A. K Jmhi
llAt is signed article of agree,
moot, Corbitt and Fitx will proceed
to publish articles of disagreement
in th eastern press.
N one aaciialntei with the ltrit
lah government will be surprised to
learn that it has been looking out
for No. 1" all the time.
Nr all of the people who predict
that honesty will triumph in the
preaeni campaign are anxious to aee
their predictions fulfilled.
To disregard the river front im
provement now would be desertion
nf the people's interests. Iet the
aldermen stand by the levee.
Tnic state niiddle-of-tbe road popu
list convention at Chicago practical! v
Indorsed Gov. Attgeld by nominating
a ticket with the candidacy for gov.
Tiik determination of '.he Tanner
people to knife McKinley in the com
ing election has the merit of failing
to he anywhere near as formidable as
the determination of thousands of
Illinois republicans to knife the Tan
ner ticket. l'eoria Journal.
Ir the republican, who are the
special guardians of the laboring
men, would raise wages a trifle in
stead of quite so many Hags, the in
dustrial crrsade to the standard of
free silver in this county might not
11 so lafL'e an it is.
! the weather bureau couli be in
duced to suspend operations for a
few days the elements might settle
down. As it is the conditions are
decidedly adverse to confirming any
prognoaticators, which for a week
now have missed the guess as regu
larly as the day came around.
The head of the bouse of Vander.
bilt has contributed fluO.OOO to the
republican campaign fund. Vander-
bilt controls the New York Central.
and the managers of that road but a
short time ago issned a circular to
the employes notifyiog them that
they must join sonnd money clubs.
Kew will nuake the mistakeof assnm.
ing that Multimillionaire Vanderbilt
has given the $100,000 for the love of
labor or the rood of the country.
Tur. (Jninry Herald, on of the
oldest democratic papers in Illinois
has changed front on the national
ticket and has deserted Bryan and
Sewall for Palmer an. I HnrV,., It
has been rarrvlnir thm l'klnFA iM.i
since the campaign opened, but has
not supported it with enthusiasm.
It dtclares: ..The Herald has been
a democratic paper 61 years. It will
remain democratic. The miscegena
tlon with populism accomplished in
the Chicago convention was never
approved by this pap-r. but so long
as only llrvsn and McKinley were In
the lild of choice, it fo.t compelled
to give the NebrasLan the weight of
preference. But since the dsv of his
nomination la Chicago. Brian's te.
mocrecy has been steadily fading
into invisibility, whilethe populistic
color of his creed glare in exclusive
prominence. As the campaign pro
gresses. It becomes more and more
evident that Bryan's only legitimate
place therein 1 at the head of the
populist forct. Hi Chicago nom
ination merely advertises the fact
that populism is attempting to swal
low t h detuocritio nartv TV,.
measure of its success in that rreat
.... ...n , . ... . e
win depend on the
number of votes saved for true dem
ocratic principles by the unselfish
and patrioMe movement which re
sulted In the nomination of Palmer
and Buckner by the national democ
racy at Indianapolis." The Herald
will have a little difficulty in recon
ciling some of its declarations since
co-Ding out for Bryan with those it is
apt to make In support of its new
YV notice that the state board ot
equalization has just issued an ad
vance sheet in which it gives the as
sessed valuation of the state as re
turned by the local assessor. It
shows decrease of 112.619,690 in
the assessed value of the state com
pared with last year's assessment, of
which decrease 19,000.000 is on per
sonal property and f3.000,COO on
lands. This means that another
chunk of the tax burden has been ta
ken off of wealth and transferred to
the backs uf the farmer and to the
poor. Personal property includes
monevs, stocks, bonds, and this year
f9.000.000 more of what little that
was formerly reported is going to
escape taxation. This decrease will
be shifted to the backs of the poor,
for the decrease of $9,000,000 will
have to be made up somewhere.
These iigures show what is oin? on.
The robbing revenne system of Illi
nois is gradually transferring the
burden of taxation from the wealth v
to the poor. In the last legislature
the democrats were attempting to
remedy this evil and jnst as they got
to a poo j uon to ao luonn K. Tanner.
as chairman of the republican state
central committee, went down to
Springfield and caused the republi
ran majority to suddenly adjourn
me legislature, leaving this reform
unaccomplished. The figures in ad
vance sheets of the state board of
equalization bring all of these dam.
aging facta, and this damaging rec
ord of John K. Tanner to mind.
Wka la a nam
"A boll," Sydiii-y Smith tells us. "is
f ho f-xw't couiitcrriart of a witticism.
for. n wit disrovrrs real n-latious that
an Ik it uprmrvtit, bulls admit apparent
tvutinn that an- not real. " I do not
think bulls nrrMurily do thnt. When
Sir ISnyle Rorh told the Irish house of
commons that ho vrishd a certain bill.
then bt-forc that august assembly, at the
bottom of the bottomless pit, ho cer
tainly pnalnred a bull, and a very fine
one, hut lis certainly his aspiration does
not admit apparent relations that are
not i-i'iil. It appears to me that a bull
may perhaps ! defined iu so difficult
and subtle a matter I don't like to dotr
matize as a r- ul meaning. I observe in
passing and I hope I may not in so do
ing se-m to tie lacking iu justice to
Ireland that the claim sometimes made
on Is-half of that country to a sort of
monopoly of bulla is untenable.
Kxi-elleiit bulls ure produced by peo
ple of other countries. As, for example,
by the Austrian officer mentioned by
Selmieiiliatier when bo observed to a
puest staying iu the same country house :
Ah, yoa are fond of solitary walks.
So am I. Let us take a walk together. "
Or by th S-ott hniau who told a friend
that a common acquaintance had de
clared him unworthy to black tlio boots
of u certain person, and who, in reply
to his remark, "Well, I hope yon took
my part," said, "Of courso I did; I
said you wen? o,nito worthy to black
them." Or, again, by a well known
Knglish judge, who, when passing sen
fence on it prisnr.crcouvicted on all the
remits of a, long indictment, observed,
"Do you know, sir, that it is in my
power to sentence you for these, many
breaches of the laws of your country to
a term of penal servitude far exceeding
your uatnral life?" Fortnightly Re
Dr. Robert Fletcher iu his "Anatomy
of Art" and Dr. Lnigi Sauibon having
shown conclusively that Greeks and
Homaus must have had a good acquaint-
mice with surgery, it seems strange that
iu the lucdia'val European period there
was tlciiM ignorance and no skill in am
putation. Sword and lance wounds were
mcessarily of constant occurrence then.
ami tlio treatment was merciless. It has
been shown Is-foro how there was among
pruuitivo people a fair acquaintance
with surgery aud even a knowledge of
the refinements of it, as iu plastic opera
tions. Tho discovery of a manuscript of
me eleventh century shows ns con
clusively that among tho Arabs and in
Syria nt the time of the first crusades
there was a fair knowledge of surgery
and that the Syrians held in poor esti
mation the I- rank doctor. Osama tells
how a knight was suffering from an
abscess of the thigh and a woman from
consumption. The Frank physician had
the knight's leg put in a block, and it
was hacked on with a sword. Tho wom
an was treated by having her hair cut
aud n cross cnt into her sknlL The
knight died at once and so did the wom
an. Then tho chronicler savs that the
Syrian doctor who had been called in
left disgusted, having learned "morn
about Fraukish medicine than he had
ever known before. "
How man v vnnntr men an. I nnn
women are cut off just as the future
seems origmesi ana fullest of prom
ise! They are taken away by tb
disease which causes over ona-aixtl
of all the deaths in the world the
disease which doctors call ennsnm
tion. There is absolutely no reason
in the world why consumption should
be fatal why it should be even ser
ious. It is a disease of tha hinnH.
sod can be cured absolutely and
always by purifying and enriching
the blood. The only exception to
this is the case where the disease
has been neglected and improperly
treated until it is stronger than the
body until the body has become so
weak as to have lost the ability to re
cuperate. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medi
cal Discovery will cure 98 per cent
of all cases of consumption if nsed
according v directions. It also
cures all lingering conghs, bronchial
and throat affections.
Send 21 cents in one cent stamps
to orld's Dispensary Medical asso
ciation. Buffalo, s. Y., and receive
Dr. Pierce's 1008 page Common Sense
Medical Adviser, illustrated.
Ta Car a c la jm Oar.
Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists nfnnd the money
If it fails to cur. 25 cents.
A NOVEL EXPERIMENT.
Tb Startling Kmll of Firing; a Cannon
Buried Under Water.
The most curious experiment ever
made with a piece of ordnance was at
Portsmouth, England. A stage was
erected in the harbor within the tide
mark ; on this an armstrong gun of the
110 pound pattern was mounted. The
gun was then loaded and carefully aimed
at a target all this, of course, during
the time of low tide. A few hours later,
when the gun and the target were both
covered with water to a depth of six
feet, the gun was fired by means of elec
tricity. We said "aimed at a target,"
bnt the facts are that there were two
targets, bnt only one was erected for
this special experiment, the other being
the hull of an old vessel, the Griper,
which lay directly behind the target and
iu range of the ball. The target itself
was placed only 25 feet from the muzzle
of the gun. It was composed of oak
beams and planks, and was 21 inches
In order to make the old Griper in
vulnerable, a sheet of boiler plates 3
inches thick was riveted to the water
logged hull, in din ft range with tho
course the ball was expected to take if
not deflected by the water. On ull of
these tho oaken target, tho boiler
plates and the old vessel hull t lie effect
of the shot from the submerged gun
Was really startling. The wooden target
was pierced through and through, the
boiler in in target was broken into pieces
and driven into its "backing," the ball
passing right on through both sides of
the vessel, making a huge hole, through
which the water poured in torrents.
Taken altogether the experiment was
an entire kucccks, demonstrating, as it
did, the feasibility of placing submerged
guns in harbors in time of war and do
ing great damage to the vessels which
uu enemy might dispatch to such points
for the purpose of shelling cities. In
vention. A Prayer For the Qaeen.
Years ago there was a quaint old par
son who ruled with a high hand (impos
sible now) in his parish. Only recently
was he taken, at a very advanced age
He had a kind sympathy with his sover
eign, grown old like himseif. In Scot
land the sovereign is prayed for in
chnrch in words chosen at the discretion
of the officiating minister. That ancient
priest was wont to say, every .Sunday:
"Lord have mi-rcy on the queen. And
now that she has 1-ccomc au old woman.
make her a new man. " I mav venture
to say that tho individual interested in
that very sincere petition thought it an
extremely good one. It was Is'tter by
far than when a bewildered yonth, who
had wholly forgotten the terms in which
he wus to ntter the national prayers.
after having named the sovereign, stood
a space iu awful silence, tho congrega
tion all gaping; then iu desperation
burst forth, "May she not be a wicked
woman !' "
There was n qnite different kind of
qnccii, for whom iu certain kirks the
prayers were once omitted. The elders
waited on the ministers, mid said that
ull tin? congregation desired that the
nnhuppy jhtsoii in question might be
prar-l for. Aud indeed it is im-oticeiv
able that any one who eonld pray for
ber husband should have had any cliffi
culty iu praying for any human being
whatever. "Oh, yes," replied tho mm
ister; "I'll pray for the queen, if you
wish it." Accordingly on the next
Sunday, the expectant flock listened to
if they (lid not quite join in the remark
able words: "Lord, have mercy on the
queen. I awdon her numerous and high
ly uwggravated scnus. " Longman's
Born criminal.-! no doubt there are in
plenty, jnst as there aro born greengro
cers that is to say, men and women
whose circumstances and associations
from birth have been such us to impel
them toward a career of dishonesty, just
as other men's opportunities and limita
tions lead them to a livelihood by a
Born criminals again in another sense
there are tjiat is to say, men born with
stronger passions or weaker wills than
the majority of their fellows but these
again can scarcely be said to constitute
a criminal type, for whether their nat
ural characteristics will lead them into
crime or not is, after all, if you examine
the matter closely, ulmost entirely a
question of circumstance. Placed in cer
tain circumstances, the man whose tem
per is rather worse than the average,
whose fear of the law is rather less.
whose instinct for honesty is rather
weaker, will fall into crime. In other
circumstances, if he is fn-e from the
temptations caused by poverty or is re
strained by the influence of his friends
or his family, he will remain a respect
able member of society. Iu a word, we
shall be inclined to believe, till evidence
to the contrary is produced, that the
difference between those of us who are
confined within jail walls and those
who retain their freedom takes its origin
more often front a difference of circum
stances than from any very marked dif
ference of character at the outset
Wby la I',
if catarrh is a constitutional affec
tion, as those claim who have a blood
tonic to sell, that physicians in ex
treme cases frequently advise
change of air and climate to those
suffering from it? Catarrh is a cli
matic affection, and nothing but a
local remedy or a change of climate
will cure it. Ely's Cream Balm in
all cases of catarrh is ao efficient a
to do away with the necessity of leav
ing home and friends, causing in
stant relief and a perfect cure after
row Over Sirty Yean
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup hat
been used for children teething. It
soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, cures wind colie, and
is tha beat remedy for diarrhoea
Twwty-flTe Mats ft bottla.
JAJCTED-A NCRSE GIRL AT S406 SEV-
TANTED COMPETENT GIRL AT H0K
rANTET-A GOOD.- RELIABLE GIRL
cook at TH Twentieth street.
T A NT ED A GIRL FOR GENERAL
housework at if-1 Twenty first -.ir-et.
ANTED A GOOD GIRL FOR GENERAL
housework at lift Twenty-nrst street.
WANTED NURSING BY CERTIFIED
nurse. Teims reatonable. 15IS Fourth
7 ANTED EXPERIENCED BUTTON
VV hnl nnb,n t itt Second avenue.
Call at once.
TtTANTED A RELIABLE GIRL FOR GEN
VV eral house ivurk. Good waifes. Aimly
at 1010 Second avenue.
WANTED A FIRST CLASS CARRIAGE
blacksmith desires to uurcha-e ahull
Interest in a horse shoem and repair shop
Duines. Keierences piven. Aaaress u. t.
C. box SXil Moline.
Wanted men to learn barber
mule: only eiirlit weeks required: new
opportunity: situations secured trraduates:
send for catalog-tie. Moler's Barber fiehool.
iNI South Clark street. Chicago.
ITTANTED-MEN WHO WILL WORK POR
V ITS a month salary or large commission
selling staple goods by sample to dealers. Ex
perienee unnecessary. Write us. Household
specialty company, 77 w. ouru atreet, Cin
VtT ANTED LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
V V who wish to correspond for pleasure, or
win view to matromonv to lotn tne lastern
unto orrespondinK Kureau. ssaiem. unto.
Send two cent stamp for descriptive circular.
Auuresa v . ueck, lock oox y, aaiem, omo.
R RENT A PLEASANT OFFICE ROOM
in the Carse building on Second avenue
FOR RENT A-ROOM HOUSE. SEV
enth avenue. Annlv to Gconre F. Koih
TjlOR RENT A GOOD HOUSE AT 110;
A. also a second story, nice, large, airy
rooms, at 17 at lull Third avenue.
FOR RENT A FINE. LARGE. 1J-ROOM
brick house in South Rock Island. Gas.
bath, wuter and kooiI barn, two acres of
ground. Two blocks from street cars. Inquire
of Gordon & Uowinun.
IH)l"NH A LADY'S WATCH. BETWEEN
Twenty-ninth street ard Fifth avenue.
Owner can have same by calling at l117Thirty
tlfth street and pajint: cost of advertising and
Cats. Bleusk, Manager.
One NiRLt Only.
Sunday Evening, Sept. 20,
Tha Elaho.atc Prodotvon of the
Grand Spectacular rictur
eeqce Naval Drama,
BY WILLIAM HAWORTH.
Ahiotoricsl play rniivd to" beta voting
and old ; a traduction nnrur(iasstri
an srldnn. qnaled : a play for the
V O le : a car load of elogjrt erti.rv :
a com pat y 1 rrcotnlzed artists; und-.-r
the d.iection of
ALLEN & TAYLOR.
Prices 5c, 50c ana 75c. Reserved srats on sale
at Bleaer's jewelry store.
JTISEASES of Eye, Ear,
Nose, Throat, Lungs,
Stomach, Skin and Blood.
Rupture cured without use
ROOMS 36 and 87, McManus
Building, corner Second
and Main atreets, Davenport.
9 ft. m. to 12 m. and 2 to 5
p. m. Evenings, Wednes
days and Saturdays, 7 to 8 p.
m. Sundays, 2 to 3 p. m.
Osms roar Bom end Bat U Murwf.
Insurance and Loans
Soom 4, Mitchell Lynde h'ng
THE BUSIEST STORE.
Wind and Sails.
Wind swells the ship sails.
I Us wind aiiythini: to do with
swelling oilier sales:' We suspwt
it has more to do than anjtbing
cle with some sales. Our sales
have been a steady increase from
the time we threw open our doors
to the public, which shows that
what we say tD the readers Is not
merely wind, hut genuine facts.
Tliis week we would kindly draw
yonr attention to the special sales
In our various department-).
Dress Gscds, Cloakr,
Come and inspect. Visitors and
purchasers equally welcome.
Dress Goods Dept.
Colored Novelties-Nowhere else
in the tri-cities to be found
but here. Fancy Knglish
silk mixed suitings, inported
Serge (all colors), plain all
wool suitirgs, fancy checks,
boucle cheese with silk mixed
piaids, all 25c
Colored Novelties Fancv block
checks, in correct colorings,
such as red and black, green
and black, blue and blank, red
and black, all 4 lc
46 inch French serges (all col
ors), have been ready sellers
at .50c: new arrivals all o-n in
this week, your choice 89c
Black novelties, consisting of
Ecroyds and other well
known brands sucb as Priest
levs and Gold Medal, etc.. at
per yard 75c
A vis t to nnr cloak department
will convince you that our stock is
correct oom as to style ana price.
One lot of ladies' black diagon
al jackets, velvet colar, coat
back, price f 3
Sizes, 3 to 44.
One lot ladies' plush capes, full
sweep, French seal trimmed
collar and down the front.
One lot of ladies' black beaver
capes (double), braid trimmed.
French seal on the collar and
down the front f4..'i0
An unusual Dargain 6tir in our
granite iron ware this week. Many
of our patrons have been waiting for
our announced clearing sale in
granite iron ware. Here you have it
at less than half price. Come take
them away. The lowest prices ever
Lot 1 consists of hundreds of
granite iron ware articles that
sell up as high as 50 which
have become damaged, but
are just as good as tirst qual
ity for use. We have decided
to clean them out quick to
make a grand sweep of the
entire lot at 15c each. Basins,
pie pans, tea pots, coffee
pots, kettles, milk pans,
and many other article. The
first to come the lirst to pick
np the biggest snaps. No
duplicate at this price 15c
Lot 2, same as above, only
larger and better pieces, at 28c
Lot 3 at 50c articles worth up
to 1.50. Take your pick
from this lot at 50c
Sale commences Monday at 9 a. m.
Fruit cans, fruit cais, fruit cans.
Yes, we have them now; pints,
quarts and half gallons Mason's
best. Owing to the large fruit crop
and the very low prices that we have
made on fruit cans, the trade we
have had has been far beyond our
expectations. We have not been able
to fill our orders, but a new car lot
has been received just in time and
we are now in shape to fill all orders
Remember that for the rest of the
week and of the season we will sell
all kinds of fruit cais at wholesale
Ask to see the new golden gate
dinnerware in plain white and deco
rated. Cups as thin as China at one
YOONG & UoGOIIBS
and Price . . .
Are two of the most important points
to consider in buying anything. We
make them our specialty in
Quality the best In color, design and
finish. Trice as low as good goods
can be sold.
See our stock and prices that's our
The latest periodicals and current
literature of all kinds.
R. CRAMPTON & CO.
1723 SECOND AVKNUK-
Wilson Roadster $65
Wilson Special $5Q
Honest Value for Your Money.
WILSON MOLUTE BUGGY CO.
Have attained their celebrity solely
publicly exhibited in competition
TIIK IIK.lIi:ST AWAKlV
At the International Exhibition at Crystal Palace, N. T.. in 18ri.
over 100 pianos on exhibition First l'rize to the Sohotnacker Piano.
At the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in 1845. 185. and again
At tha American institute in New Tork in 1858.
At the Maryland Institute in Baltimore in 1848.
At the International Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876.
Tub Sciiomacker Pianos received the Highest Awards
old corrnrnorjaLT ros 28 tears at
Wallace's Music Store Ke? davenport
ipq FortCMh Covered Pednrn.
0 5JC Urt ones at 6Uc, 3c. $1.17.
CO- ora "Km Trimmed wool
05JC feIt Sailor - Brtteronesat
8'Jc, J1.12 and $1.35.
70 For won fftlt Fedora, trim-
ones at S'Jc, $1.1 J aud tl.i. j 5' 75c nd
20 dozen Shirt Waiata. (nrmwU nM . ei .-.
Ml go at 60c. " '
15 dozen Shirt Waists, formerly told at $1.60. 11.75. tl
and $2.25. all go for 75c. ..
Ladies' Figured Brilliantine Shirts. 'Velvet Bound, faced
around bottom with Canvas Rustling L'.ning for $2. Better
ones at $3.25, $4.50. $6.50 and $7.50.
114 West Second Street,
Electro-Gold String Pianos
on account of Merit. W nrever
hey have invariably received
In Ladies' Cloth and Felt Fe
doras and Sailors. Quality Con
sidered, Our Prices are Lowest.
for This Week:
Children's Silk Hoods at 29c, n-.
6s, 7Se and IL15.
V Novelties in lad
ies' cnthsea' and '
f children's Bicycle Caps at 2Jc. S5c.
1725 SECOND ATE.