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THE ARGUS, TUEflPAY, DECEIHtCD 15, 189(1.
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TIBlts-DaUr, u cent week, Weakly,
jo pet anaami la adranee 1L50.
An eewmimlcatlona of political or arnataai
tlTa character, political or raligloas, anst hare
Hal name attached for tablieatkn. No snak
taele will be printed over ActiOoas atnataraa
Oorretpondence aotleltea from wary towaahre
la Book island county.
Tcesdat, Decesbbb 15. 1898.
Tbe Chicago Dispatch, the free sil
ver organ of the city on the lake,
will issue a morning edition com
mencing with the new year.
One month after the general elec
tion Derby. Conn., gave 3.694 demo
cratic majority, which indicates that
the democrats will win the 1900
Derby without much trouble.
The work of tbe new Episcopal
church army was formally begun in
Boston last week by Col. H. U. Had
ley. Fifty posts have already been
organized througont the country.
Macro's fame is eternal His death
recalls the lines:
Whether upon the scaffold high,
Or in the battle's van.
The noblest place for man to die
Is where be dies for man.
Histoby is indeed repeating itself
in the council. The storm drain is
being handled as brilliantly under
the major's direction as was the
lerce. it has now reached the stage
of animated suspense.
The Spanish betrayal of Gen.
Muceo under a flag of truce is of a
type of warfare, fays the Chicago
Journal, not seen since the Modoc
Indians betrayed and slew the United
States commissioners in the lava
Illinois republicans who are not
under the thumb of the machine
are' indignant at the efforts of John
It. Tanner to foist Martin Madden
upon the people as their United
States senator. Keokuk Constitution-Democrat.
The report that Got. Bradley, of
Kentucky, is thinking of resigning
because of ill health would find more
credence it it were not for the fact
that he is a member of the party of
whose logical predecessor the father
of democacy once declared that "few
die and none resign." St. Louis
Without going beneath the ground,
and leaving the disclosures there out
of the question, a glance at the sur
face of the storm drain is the best
proof positive of the mayor's ideas
of how things should be done.
Twenty-fourth street once a paved
thoroughfare has a streak through it
from Third to Fifth avenue with, as
nearly the appearance of the levee as
his honor could wish it.
In the senate yesterday Call pre
sented a resolution denouncing the
killing of Maceo while under a flag
of truce, if true, as a "murder, cow
ardly and disgraceful" and the gov
ernment which fails to punish with
the extreme penalty his assassins, is
an outcast from the family of nations,
and instructing the committee on
foreign relations to make inquiry
and report. He also presented reso
lutions of inquiry into American citi
zens held in Spanish penal colonies.
As the official counts come in and
as the unofficial counts are revised
and corrected in anticipation of the
authoritative verdict, it turns out
that McKinley's heavy numerical
majority is but small. ' He has re
ceived only about one-half of the
votes, or little over 51 per cent of the
total vote cast. The electoral vote
stands, McKinley 271, Bryan 176.
One Bryan elector was chosen in Cal
ifornia, and the states stand thus:
McKinley, 21; Bryan. 22; divided, 2.
It may help to convince some of the
people that Bryan was not defeated
by a million votes and McKinley's
per cent is not strong enough to
warrant tbe boast by the republicans
that bimetallism is dead.
A Christmas matting to the World,
The glad anthem of Christmas tide
promises to carry with it this year a
message to the world, in which the
two great English speaking nations
will join one that will be as significant
and important to Christendom as it
is joyous and appropriate to the
season. Out of the diplomatic ne.
gotiatirns which President Cleve
land s administration has been con
ducting since tbe development of the
crisis over the Venezuelan boundary
dispute, hss co rue through the corres
pondence between Secretary Olney
and Sir John Pauncefote an agree
ment between the governments of
the United States and Great Britain
to settle all questions that may arise
between the two nations by, the
peaceful means cf arbitration. This
great international procedure is
practically settled as far as these two
powers are concerned, and the an
nouncement gives promise cf being
one of the greatest triumphs in in
ternational intercourse in tbe world's
history. And if successful, President
Cleveland's second administration
will close in a blaze of glory seldom
accorded to a nation's chief execu
tive. For the two great powers of
. tbe globe to conclude sucn a., policy.
will insure tocivilization, a step in ad
vance tbat should Una a response in
a universal jubilee, chorus xt na
tions to be heard around the globe.
With the consummation of this
peace understanding war's terrible
visage will vanish, and we will indeed
have "Peace on Earth. Good Will to
A BLIND TRAVELER.
Be Vhtda Hie Way Alone Aloa the
Gilbert Watkins is the name of a
blind man who lives on Brush street,
near Taylor. Although he is so blind be
cannot tell day Xrom night, even though
he looks directly at the sun, it does sot
interfere with his ability to travel. In
fact, Watkins does more traveling than
most other people except drummers.
And, furthermore, he does the moat
of it without any one to guide him.
Watkins, when he is in the city, can
be seen standing on tbe corners of some
of the down town streets, where be sells
notions and other small articles in order
to gain a livelihood. But be does not
stay long at a time, because he likes to
visit different places and meet different
people. He always attends the different
celebrations and fiestas, where he says
he is sure to enjoy himself.
When Watkins wants to go any place
tbe first time, he gets some one to guide
him, if possible, but after that he can
go alone at any time be wishes. He has
been over nearly all of the roads in Cal
ifornia, and only a few months ago he
walked from this city to Los Angeles
by himself. He says he is always well
treated and finds people only too willing
to tell him what is going on.
According to Watkins story, he is
able to do tbese remarkable things solely
by ma memory and says tbat be can be
taken anywhere and made to turn as
many corners as desired, and that he
can find bis way back without assist
ance. In this respect be seems to have
the same faculty a cat is said to have
and exercises it in the same way.'
When tbe blind man desires to go to
a certain place be has never been taken
before, be is. led to it, and as be goes
along he takes mental note of all the
objects he passes. Here is a rough cross
ing, here some asphaltum pavement,
here a dirt road with some stones on it,
here some water, eta When he wants
to return, he takes them in reverse order
and has no trouble.
"The reason I can do this," he says,
"is because I don't see a lot of things
that distract me. You could do tbe same
thing easy enough. Maybe in a milo I
would only have to remember a few
objects. It is just the same as if a man
who could aee was taken through a dark
alley, but every once in awhile was
given a glimpse of his surroundings by
a light being turned on. He could re
member what he saw without any trou
ble, but if be saw a thousand other
things be could not. I know just how
many steps it 'is from the corner to
where I live and can walk to the place
without even using my cane. Of course
I am helped a great deal by the peeplo
I pass, because they know I am blind
and always make room for me." San
Even if it were possible for man to
live without breathing air he could not
exist on the earth if it were without an
atmosphere. Plants derive carbon, the
most important element of their food,
from the air, and without plants there
could be no food for animals, and there
fore no human beings. Water also
comes from the atmosphere, but if there
were no water there could be neither
plants nor animals. If food and water
could be supplied in some other way,
the world would still be unhabitable by
plants aii animals owing to the severi
ty of tbe cold. Without an atmosphere
there would be no winds, and conse
quently no waves or ocean currents.
The sea if we may suppose one to have
been supplied by some unknown cause
would be a stagnant pool, uninhabit
able by seaweed or fish. Exchange.
The Morality of Dancing.
Harmful? Demoralizing? Sinful? That
depends entirely upon the individual
and associations. Henry Ward Bcecher
ouce said : "I have numerous inquiries
as to what I think about church mem
bers attending theaters. To such I al
ways ask, What do you think of it your
self? If you think it is harmful, then it
is harmful. If not, under rational con
ditions, there is no harm whatever in
it. " And bo it is with dancing. Those
who dance purely for the sake of amuse
ment or for the ease and grace which
the pastime imparts to the individual
can derive no harm from it Thoso who
are demoralized by dancing would bo
led astray by anything else. Always
taking into consideration wlmtno i.rl
respectability, dancing of itself ought
uw. iu uarm n me individual person so
Wills it Pittsburg Dispatch.
The best salve la the wnriri fnr
oats, bruises, sores, ulcers, salt
rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped
hands, chilblains, corns and all sua
eruptions, and positively eures
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money reiunaea. race se eents per
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A HoaeaheM Heeetr.
Cascarets Candy Cathartic, u.
most wonderful medical discover i
the age, pleasant and refreshing to
tne taste, act genuy ana positively
on the bowels, cleansing the entire
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fever, habitual constipation and bil
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of C. C. C todav: 10. 25. Ml enntn
Sold and guaranteed to cure bj all
The person who disturbed the con
gregation last Sunday by coughing is
requested to to call on hi- F. Bahn
sen and get a bottle of Foley's Honey
and Tar which always gives relief.
PLEASE LET US GO AND PLAY.
While working at my desk today.
Striving to put my thoughts la rhysaa,
I heard my little children sty
What I oft aaid in olden time.
Before my hair had turned to army.
Before time's wrinkle creased my brow,
"Please, mother, do not keep us now.
But let us go and play I"
Their plaintive voices came to
From the adjoining chamber, where
Both wife and children I could eat
When seated in my easy chair
She kissed them tenderly, and iney
With Joyous shouts went to their game.
They could not hear my heart exclaim,
"Oh, would that we could play I"
O God, I pray that thou wilt leave
Their mother here until my boya
Can comprehend that they but grieve
Themselves when they leave her for toys!
Oh, they'll remember when they pray
For their dear mother, when sbe'a dead,
Eow often they to her hare said,
"Please let as go and play 1"
Aye. in this life from day to day
Unknowingly we oft disdain
Our blessing, and bnt wish for pain
When we scora sacrifice for play.
Doone F. Lemmj in Washington 6tar.
THE EDELWEISS MYTH.
fc Is Xot a Rare riant, 3or Does It Crow
at Very Great Heights.
It is commonly reported and is no
less corcmonly believed by the inexperi
enced tourist that edelweiss is a plant
which only grows in the most dangerous
and inaccessible situations. Of course
with it, as with any other Alpine plant,
this may now and then happen. But as
a rule it is found on rough and rather
stony slopes of grass, the ordinary pas
ture of sheep and goats, at heights rang
ing from about 6,000 to 8,000 feet
above the sea level. It is not often met
witb below the former limit and seldom
above tbe latter. Ouce it could be
plucked probably it has now been ex
terminated by the side of a rath a few
hundred feet above Zermatt and within
half an hour of the hotels. It was abun
dant, and no doubt still is, all about
the little inn at the Tosa falls, and it
may be picked iu handfnls within a
couple of hours' easy walk from the
baths cf Sau Bernardino. That it is a
great rarity is also an article of faith,
but this is another myth. It is doubt
less a plant local rather than universal
in the Alps, but there are few districts
where it docs not occur, often abundant
ly. What has caused it to bo so prized
is difficult to understand. It is an ever
lasting, bnt that is almost equivalent to
saying tbat it has no great beauty. The
plant attains a height of about four
inches, having one or two Cowers on a
stem. These are star shaped, a few
pointed rays down covered, as if they
were cut out of pale gray velvet, sur
rounding two or three yellowish tufts.
Tho dry stem and narrow leaves are
similarly covered. Its scientific name is
Guaphalium leoutopodiuin, and the ge
nus to which it belongs hns three or
four representatives in the Alps one of
them, U. dioicum, being al.so abundant
on dry moors in Britain. It is in short,
a flower rpaiut rather than beantifuL
The edelweiss is an extremely easy
plant to raise from seed and should be
treated as an annual. The seed caii be
obtained readily for a few ponce from
any respectable nurseryman. It is, how-
ever, a very difficult plant to transplant ',
with any success. Sometimes tho edel
weiss, when torn from its native moun
tain and set out in a garden, will have
sufficient life in it to flower and then
pine away and die. This is tbe almost
invariable result of these attempted
It may be added that edelweiss, when
grown on anything like the sea level,
or, in fact, anywhere away from home,
entirely loses its distinctive character
and becomes worthless as a garden
plant Perhaps these remarks will save
some tourists' sponge bags from being
filled, which, if they do not become
heated aud die on tho journey, will
barely linger long enough to enable the
proud owner to point to them as evi
dence tbat be has actually beea to
Switzerland. London Standard.
The first bank withiu tho limits of
the United States was chartered in
Philadelphia in 1781. It was incorpo
rated by congress under tho titlo "the
President, Directors and Company of
the Bank of .North America. "
of the Globe for
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American Association of Physicians
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On snany points, bat all of them, ao
matter of what school, tally agree:
Tbat tbe Kidneys
should filter every
impuritv from the
blood, that healthy
kidneys insures per
fect filtration. That
Dr Hobbs' Speragus
Kidney Pills make
the kidneys beallhv
and increase their power to filter oat
cf the blood ario acid and other poi
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goat. Chlorosis, uraemia, erysipelas,
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Bj taking a few doses of
Or. Hobbs Sparagus Kidney
yon ea'n get these poisons oat of the
blood through the arine, as nature
intended they should come oat.
Oared ef Bee etl as.
Lockport, 111., Dec. 18, 1895.
About two years ago I started
to 'doctor for kidney trouble
with the doctors in Lockport, and
they did not seem to help me, and
about a year ago I started to doctor
with tbe Joliet doctors, and they did
not seem to help me any either. I
was going to give op when I heard
of a doctor in Chicago who wonld
cure me and I took two boxes of hi
medicine and with the same result.
I got entirely disheartened, and one
day a friend said to me, ' Send for a
box of Dr. Hobbs Sparagus Kidney
Pills and see what thev will do for
you," and I said, "It Is uo use. they
won't do me any good." Then I
thought, well 50 cents ain't much
anyway and 1 will try, and you may
be sure I am glad I did, for" when I
started to take yonr medicine I had
the rheumatism so bad that I was al
most crippled with it, but now I do
not feel the least pain, as it has cured
me from tbat dreaded disease rheu
matism. I feel like a different per
son. I owe it to Dr. Hobbs1 Spara
gus Kidney Pills. I can't say enough
about that good medicine.
Miss Rose Conxe is. .
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Cor. ad Ave sad 17th St., Rock Island, lUs
GOOD RESULTS ARE CERTAIN.
Pin your faith to old Kris Krinple,
Tbe Idol of your your youth.
And the bells of merry single
Will brtog you joy forsooth.
Joy Indeed will be tbe finding
If Instead or idle mock
Your method of remlodng
lie a want ad In your sock.
TrrAXTED rosmox as cxkkk in
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port. FOR RENT.
RENT A NICK FLAT.
at 17UU Third avenue.
C10R RENT FURNISHED ROOM. VERY
-a. convenient to bu-ines center with hot
water heat. Address X. Y. Z., A hgub oSloe.
X10R RENT -SEVEN ROOM HOUSE ON
A. Second avenue: modem convenience:
also six room house, by E. W. Hum.
TjlOR SALE A It FTv ROOM SUITE AT
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TPOR SALE FOX TERRIER PUPPIES BY
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- , iwturerajiwm piaoe tbe following
real estate for sale at averv low nmire N.
fc'l. 9W. tos Twentieth stteet. and Wn Ninth
avenue: also my rrsiilenee Seventh avenue
and Nineteenth st-eet: vacant lot on Nine
teenth street and Seventh b- ecue. Brixl ji f.et
vacant lot on Nineteenth H'- house
and lot !i Nineteenth treet: one dotiMe
bnue on Seventh avenue, between Fifteenth
and Serenteemh stret t: also one hoove ar.d
lot ;in Seventeenth street. For further in
formation call at Ihw seventh nrrnne or at
Reidr Bros.- re-il estate office. Mayer Rohcb
DRESS MAKING-NEW IRESS MAKING
parlor at .r3 Second avenue. ui Miurv
All work iruaranteed and prices that will suit
tJALESME WANTED A LL OVER THE
CI I ni ted States for the new addmt- ma
chine, required la everv office, store and fas
tory; price ver lo. Standard Trsdlna Com
pany. ISO Fulton street. New York N Y
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Insurance and Loans
Sxibi 4. Mitchell Lynde h'njr.
1 75 Second Ave
Santa Claut Is here, and located
at the B'g Spot Cah DpatUneot
Sic re of Young A McComhs with
a tremendous line of Holiday
Goods to please the children la
this atd rurroandlnc; cities. We
Lave taken great pains to put to a
line of Toys Ddls, DUtes, Toy
Farnltore, and thousands of Items
to make suitable gifts for every
body, which means for little money
yon can bring joy and happiness to
the loved ones. Our CANDY DE
PARTMENT U now running with
a fjill f are and, as we manufae
tura our own candy, we can assure
our patrons of a superior quality.
Our motto Is parity, quality and
Fancy Goods, Gloves, Books.
Albums and dresinfr cases, the
most beautiful line wa have ever
shown from 50c to t5 60. Celluloid
albums, manicure sets, toilet cases,
handkerchief boxes, writing deks,
(jlove b)xes. jewel boxes, necktie
boxes, shavinp aets. smoking sets,
card cases, comb and brush trays,
and many other articles that make
beautiful Christmas Rifts.
All kinds of holiday books.
We have a special fine line ol
gents' cane am brel las bought espe
cially for the Cristmas trade at very
low prices, leather covered.
Our ladies' kid glove department
is brim full of everything suitable
for Christmas gifts.
Dolls, Toys, Games.
For a beautiful doll we are head
quarters. Tbe most conspicuous
toy stock west of Chicago. Boys'
secretary desks, 9 So and up. DM
cabs, i9o and up. Steam engines
45c and up. Noah's ark tilled with
animals, the C'Jo kind, our price 25e.
The shoo fly rocking horses, double
only 49c. Dishes 15c and np. Child
toy table 10c and up. Boys' large
book and ladder wagons, large size,
only $1.75. Child's quadruple plate,
gold lined drinking cups worth f I,
American base ha!l games, tbe
greatest indoor game of the age, very
exciting and interesting. Plays as
perfect a game of base ball as the
regular field game. No skill or pre
vious knowledge of the game neces
sary. Tool chests 15c and up. See
our 45c chest with plane. Tov
trnnks only 45c and up. Wheel cf
fortune, the new game, only 39c.
Child's silver plated knife, fork and
poo a 19c Cbristmas cand es, 4H
candies for 5c Child's go.d ring,
warranted for three years, only 2."c.
Ladies' gold ring, warranted for
three years, only 60c. Ladies' bril
liant hat ornaments, worth up to
(1 50, a manufacturer's import sam
ples. Take your choice for SSe.
Ladies' solid gold pen. pearl handle,
only 98 j. Gents' and ladies' black
cat stick pins, worth 253, for this
sale only 10c. Ifynu wear one of
these you will always have good
luck. Chair silver plated pin cush
ions only Jewel boxes, silver
plated, only 10c A full line of boys'
and girls' skates from 19c n p.
We have a complete line of mian.
factrrers samples which we are tell
ing at S3 per cent on the dollar.
Space will not allow ns to describe
our dres goods and cloak depart
ment this week, but we can asure
grett values in thee departments.
Grand display of china and glass,
ware by far tbe largest line evtr
shown in this city. Double tbe
amonnt shown by other dealers. Here
and here alone you will tied a most
complete asr-nrttnent at prices tbat
are right. We have increased are
force of sales-people so thtt you will
receive prompt attention. Nut
cracker and picks at 75c, knives and
forks, set 91.K5; sugar shells, each
35c; butter knives. 49c; vases, art
gla-s, assorted colors, 29c; rases,
royal boms, decorated. 19c; cracker
jars, raised decorations. 39c; pi a
trays, new designs, 2V; fruit seta,
French china, set t2.75; fine delft
clocks, warranted, fl. 75; fruit plate.
German china, each 10c; 4read
plates. German china, each 25c; jam
to cups and saucers, each 25c; 100
pieces dinner set. your choice of two
decorations at 5.99; Parcelaia die.
ner sets, stock ware; German and
French china sets, stock ware, ask to
T0UH6 & IloCOUBS
When you want
Have attained their celebrity solely
publicly exhibited la cotnpeUtioa
THE HIGHEST AWAIXII
At the International Bskibttloa at Crystal Palace, V. T.. la 1851,
over 100 plauos oa exhibition First Prise to the Schorr acker Piano
At tbe Franklin Institate in Philadelphia la 181$, 1858. and araia
la 1874. r
, At tbe American Institute la New Turk la 1C5S.
At the Maryland Institute la Baltimore ia 18 1.
At the International Exhibition la Philadelphia la 1178.
Tire SciroMACKEft Pianos received the Highest Awards
OLD OOVTTsTOOCSLT FOB Z8 TClkJ AT
Wallace's Music Store SFSgg&ai
114 T3 SaweateentliSt.
OPENING A LE OF
jToys and Holiday Goods.
3 T OYS of ernry drserfiUon tbtt
J cliimnn. W-are aalJIac tos
3 tlM-r we etr suM at before.
4J til cltr-a.
4 !- and btfat barga!'' one
la train eajf.
(ai. etc, at
114 West 8erocd Street.
A suit that wOJ be a bummer
for style, fit and workman
ship, Dora's b the place to
To. Hel up to the lime,
koowi where to buy the lab-'
ric$ at tie right prices and
how to cut them to a stylish fit.
His suits and top and heavy
overcoats are what dressy men
are looting for. In making up
he leads them all, and you f et
your mom y's worth In trimmings
Don't forget to bok at Dora's
Hoe before you order.'
born a'jm tatter
Elctlro-Gold String Pisses
on aooouat of Merit. Wherever
they feeve tiverlably reoeived
Look Here !
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Pocket Books and
t-arfety ie piale and Steelier stiver mrova,
!. ajhratw, aruajkrr. calf trn aJll- S
XX ana apwaras.
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