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THE ARGUS, TBURPDAY. JANUARY 14, 1897
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Thlrsdat January 14. 1897.
More for the future history of 111
nois will depend upon the single act
of the Illinois legislative caucus
than many people realize.
The state board of agriculture has
selected this week commencing Sept.
27, as the date for holding the neat
state fair. J. Irving Pearce, of Chi.
cago. was elected chairman of the
Congressman Linton will have
cause for another explosion. Con
gressman Woodman, of Chicago, has
designated St. Ignatius college to be
the government depository of the
fourth congressional district for
According to the New York
World, the 65 banks composing the
clearing house of that city, hold on
deposit more than one-third of the
entire money in circulation in the
country. This does not include the
cash on hand held by the great sav
ing banks, trust companies, state
banks, and other banks not members
of the clearing house.
The machine won in the election
of the Indiana senator despite a pro
test on the part of independent re
publicans that amounted almost to
desperation, but notwithstanding
that the caucus was bolted the se
ceders were whipped back into line,
and Fairbanks, whom no one in the
state wanted but the machine, was
chosen. The same spectacle will be
presented in Illinois, although a
merciful providence may possibly
save us from Madden.
Gov. Altgeld was the retiring
governor oi Illinois, ana should have
bean treated with courtesy by the
joint assembly'for that reason, out
side of any personal claims he had
as a respectable and honorable citi
zen. As it was, the discourtesy and
boorishness of the refusal to permit
him to deliver his farewell address
was indecent a disgrace to the state
and an insult to the state and an in
sult to every person present. It was
in striking and humiliating contrast
to the courtesy extended by the dem
ocratic general assembly to retiring
Gov. Filer four years ago. Spring
The Springfield Republican copies
the closing paragraph from Gov.
Altgeld's message, and says it is the
finest piece of English uttered by an
in-going or out-going governor. It
reads thus: "Illinois is yet in the
morning of her career. Seated at
the heart of the continent, the cen
turies are yet before her. Excelling
in resources, in enterprise, in
achievement and in the spirit of her
people she must lead the way. Des
tined to be the center of intellectual
activity, her genius must guide the
republic. Directed along the paths
of justice and humanity, not even
the stars can measure her glory.
This is the state which I commit to
your care. Again, 'Let us build for
the centuries.' " It was doubtless in
realization of what the republican
paper says of it that the republicans
of the legislature, fearing the retir
ing governor's valedictory would be
in such contrast with that of the in
coming executive, that the outrage
was perpetrated which disgraced the
inaugural ceremonies at Springfield
Fa.eiTolri of the t ppor Blvor.
Harper's Weekly devotes a page of
illustrations and a page and a half
of descriptive matter to "The Great
Reservoir by stem of the Upper Mis
aissippi." The article is written by
W. S. Harwood and the drawings are
by Harry renn. The latter embrace
various views of scenes, incidents
and surroudings, aboat the head
waters of the Mississippi. The arti
cle deals with the reservoirs, their
sites, their objects and their utility.
and refers to tkem as constituting
one oi the most interesting of mod
ern engineering enterprises. In an
explanatory way, it is said that
"the Mississippi, though a majestic
stream, and one unparalleled in
many ways in the world, is yet not
so sen supporting that it does not
sometimes show signs of failing
sirengin, not so sen reliant that it
does not at times gladly avail itself
of the aid of the arm of man, to
whom it has given such splendid
support through so long a course of
ytars." Then follows a description
of the wonderful boon to commerce
the grand old river has proven, and
then in detail an intelligent discus
sion of the artificial means which
have been provided by man's in
genuity to jrefresh it when it
languishes. There is no operation
in engineering so naught with im
portance to mankind. as the
writer learns from Mai. Jones.
the officer in charge of the upper
Misaifsippi system, as the regulation
of the flow of water and the ad vac
tag ea to result from a well regulated
a 1 . .
system, the utility of which has been
practically demonstrated on the
Mississippi. The advantages are
enumerated as the preventer
of floods or a reduction of their
ittinsity; a sure supply of
water for navigation during the low
water season; a more nearly uniform
distribution of the water for power
purposes: furnishing water for irri
gation purposes and preventing de
terioration or water used lor do
mestic purposes during low water
periods. The benefits to result to
mankind from the control of the
water flow of a channel such as that
of the Mississippi are too great and
far reaching to enumerate in detail.
The article contained in Harper's
weceKiy is ootn timely and instruc
Mode So For Economizing People by
It's easy to be a well dressed man
nowadays. If one saves up his old
clothes until he accumulates a few
suits and then follows the example of
his rich friends here, he will soon find
out how they pose as howling swells at
comparatively little outlay. It costs only
$25 a year to look like a man who owds
a valet, providing one has the costumes
to start on. In a skyscraping strnctare
a suit of sumptuous offices is occupied
by the clerical staff of a concern which)
is engaged in keeping the clothes of
some of our worthiest aud most influen
tial citizens in repair. A large factory
down town, employing a small army of
scourers, pressers and menders, is kept
in constant operation, and the wagons
of the company may be seen daily cov
ering regular routes in the best parts of
the city. So sensitive aro the patrons of
the concern, however, lest their econom
ical proclivities become known to neigh
bors that nothing morn than the ambig
uous title of the firm is painted cut tha
A lady with a pronounced French ac
cent manages this part of tho business.
From her it was learned that a yearly
subscription fro of f25, payable in ad
vance, entitles any ordinary American
citizen to membership in this concern,
by means of which his clothes at least
can josflo up against those of tho Four
Hundred. On paying the fee the mem
bers are entitled to all the services re
quired to keep their wardrobe in repair
and presentable condition. The chests
are allotted to him, upon which his
name and address are printed. One of
these remains at his home, while the
other is at tho factory. Wagons call at
the houses of patrons of tho company
twice a week, if necessary and collect
the clohes which have been placed in
the chest, at the same time leaving a
cheat frill of clothes, carefully mended
and pressed ready for wear. One young
man who has been a patron of the novel
establishment for some time says that it
works like a charm, and his apparel
bears out his statement. Of course the
tailors, tbo old clotbes gatherers and the
servants who have strutted in tho cast
off garments of their masters don't like
the innovation, but it is a necessity of
the times. Keeping up appearance is a
great business here, and this new clothes
fixing scheme is a regular boon to lots
of men who travel on shnpo and style.
New York Letter in Pittsburg Pis
THE MAGIC RING.
A Boy's First Cirrns and Hie Impressions
of CoraJie the Peerleaa.
A thud of unset n hoofs first set us
a-quiver; then a crash of cymbals, a
jangle of bells, a hoarse, applauding
roar, and Coral ie was in the midst of us,
whirling past 'twixt earth and sky,
now erect, flush, radiant, now crouched
to the flowing mane, swung and tossed
and molded by the maddening dance
music of tho band. The mighty whip of
the count in the frock coat marked time
with pistol shots ; his warcry, whooping
clear above the music, fired the blood
with a passion for splendid deeds, as
Coralie, laughing exultantly, crashed
through the paper hoops. We gripped
the red cloth in front of us, and our
souls sped round and round with Co
ralie, leaping with her, prone with her,
swung by mane or tail with her. It was
not only the ravishment of her delirious
feats, nor her cream colored horse of
fairy breed, long tailed, roe footed an
enchanted prince surely, if ever there
was one it was her more than mortal
beauty iisplayed, too, under condi
tions never vouchsafed to us before
that held us spellbound.
What princess had arms so dazzling
ly white, or went delicately clothed in
such pink and spangles? Hitherto we
had known the outward woman as but
a drab thing, hourglass shaped, marly
legless, bunched here, constricted there,
sldw of movement and given to depre
cating, lusty action of limb. Here was
a revelation. From henceforth our im
aginations would have to be revised and
corrected up to date. In one of those
swift rushes the mind makes in high
strung moments I saw myself and Co
ralie, close enfolded, pacing the world
together, o"er hill and plain, through
storied cities, past rows of applauding
relations, I in my Sunday knickerbock
ers, she in her pink and spangles.
Kenneth Grab am e in Scribner'a.
Tho beat salve In the world fog
outs, bruise, aorea, uioers, aalt
rheum, fever scree, batter, chapped
hands, whHMaina, corns and ail
eruptions, and positively enre
pUea or bo pay required. It Is ruax
anteed to give perfect satisfaction, or
money refunded. Prion M onata par
box. for sale bv Harts A Ullameyer
Cascarets stimulate liver, kidneys
and bowels Never sicken, weaken
or gripe; 10 cents.
Tea was first brought to this country
in 1719. a consignment arrivinar at Boa.
I ton in the summer of that year.
A QUEER EPITAPH.
of Two Boys Who
They Ate Mushrooms.
Pisoataway is one of the oldest towns
iu New Jersey. It was founded in H6
and was intended to be the capital of
the colony, but it did not grow, while
its rivals. New Brunswick, Rahway and
Elizabeth, became thriving villages. At
present there is little to interest the cas
ual visitor to the sleepy village, but that
little is good of its kind
There is old Mr. Mundy, the village
wheelwright, who at 80 is still a fine
shot with gun or rifle. Twenty-five
years ago he accompanied a New York
merchant on a hunting trip to the far
west, and since then not a year has
passed without their taking a hunting
trip to the west or south. Old as these
cronies are, they cannot make up their
minds to forego their hunting. Then
there is the old cider mill whose ram
shackle appearance belies the purity aud
strength of the applejack resting in its
dark cellar. Finally, there is the ceme
tery of the old Episcopal church, the
first house of worship erected in the
place. Iu response to inquiries the other
day the se xton, who holds also the offices
of grave digger and roadmaster said :
"Well, there might be some interest
ing gravestones there, and then again
there mightn't. They don't interest me.
There is one old brown stone which has
fallen down and is out of place. I want
ed to throw it away, but the minister
wouldn't let me. . That might be inter
esting to you. "
"Is there any inscription on it?"
"No, there isn't. It is just covered
with words from top to bottom no
poetry, no nothing just words.
The stone was found easily, although
partly overgrown with moss and myrtle.
After much cleaning the following in
scription was made out :
Here in stsSB tumb
Lie 2 boyes.
The- elelt-r wan full
Ten yearn old, the yon
t'er wan twice
Told. By eat ing;
Fod ran-, in day
Time they poywoned
Wt r.-. A. K. Hurd Hoop
er and Charlie Hooper,
Lie-. .), 16SU.
The meaning of "the younger was
twice told is somewhat obscure, but it
is supposed that he was but five years
An inscription upon the tombstone of
James Thompson, who died in 1768,
was once very popular with the country
people in New Jersey. Three others in
the graveyard are similar to it:
Ei me ml . r. friend, as yon pass by,
As you are now so one was I.
In health and strength, though here I lie.
As I am now ho you must be.
Prepare for death and follow me.
New York Sun.
JAWS AS WEAPONS.
Chief Means or Defense Amon( All Old
Among all old world apes the teeth
are the chief weapems for defense
against natural fensandfor combats for
mates or tribal supre-macy. The canines
are in innst cases etiiirmnnslvili-retnrM
insomuch that ill informed naturalists
have suggested that a near relationship
must exist between the primates and
the carnivora. As a matter of fact, these
formidable teeth have nothing to do
with alimentation, but are as purely
weapons of war as are thti bayonet aud
the maxim gun. In practically every
emergency demanding unusual energy
obstinacy and courage they come into
. Iu every conflict with the world, the
flesh and the devil as such things are
understood in pithecoid society the
temporal and masseter muscles aro the
chief arbiters of war. To become a great
and powerful anthropoid it is absolute
ly and brutally nee-e-ssary to have a
large and strong jaw, to give firm at
tachment to the tee th and good leverage
to the muscles. That for an immense
epoch our prehuman ancestors achieved
success in life in like manner is as clear
as the print of "Maga" to thoso who
have learned to read nature's handwrit
ing. Since those days of true Arcadian
simplicity our life has become bewilder-
inirlv comrtlcx. anrl nnr nwthnric f cat.
tling social difficulties have changed
BsnssssasBw ior tne txrter. But here, as in
so many other instances, the habits of a
past age have left an indelible impress
on the nervous system. Blackwood's
There used to be held, in accordance
with Murchisou's well known geolog
ical views, the general theory that
mountains were mainly due to cracks
which took place in the surface of the
earth in remote periods, but this idea is
no longer entertained by scientific men.
As to the form of mountains, that which
is known as table mountain finds the
best example, curiouel; enough, at the
cape of Good Hope, a mountain, it is
believed, due not to any action or phe
nomenon of upheaval, but to the sink
ing of the surrounding districts or ter
ritory. Why these peculiarly df.fillei
areas did not sink was owing, it is
thought, to the probable fact that the
ground under them cooled before the
rest of the section, and thus the table
mountain had the earlier foundation
and has long re tained iu place. There
would always be denudation, however,
though proportionate with its rarround'
ings, and therefore, owing to this fact
of being higher at the start, it still keeps
to its approximate elevation.
A Bath physician has been having
hard work to get one of his patients, a
small hoy, to take the medicine that be
has prescribed. One day be offered the
little fellow 5 cents if he would take it
The offer waa accepted, the medicine
taken, and the physician handed hint
the money. "Aren't yon going to thank
the doctor?" asked the mother. "No,
I'm not. I don't thank people for pav
ing me what I earn!" was the reply
Xew York CI
There is one feature of New York
amusements that is wholly unknown to
the Chinaman, and that is the concert
gardeu. To cougrcgate in u public place
to drink intoxicating beverages, listen
to sensuous music and watch vulgar
displays of the human figure, to be
waited upon by young women of more
than questionable character, to take
part iu profane and obweeno talk, all
this is beneath the dignity of a China
man, and nowhere in the Chinese quar
ter, from beginning to end, can such a
place be found. But tbey are found em
the Bowery, and Hermans, Irishmen,
Italians and Jews fill the places to the
doors. Helen F. Clark in Century.
Only 1 1 days are required to send a
letter from New York to Brindisi, in
A foot of common measure is equal to
30 centimeters or hundredths of a tne'ter.
Lydia E. Piokhaa's Vegetable
Will cure tho wont forms of female
complaints, all ovarian troubles, in
flammation and ulceration, falling and
displacement - .? the womb, and conse
quent spinal weakness, and is pecu
liarly adapte-d to the change nf life.
Every time it will cure Backache.
It has cure-el more rases of leucor
rhoca by removinp the cause, than any
remedy the wor'.el has ever known ; it
is almost infallible in sti.h casee. It
dissolve- and expels tumors from the
uterus in an early stupe of develop
ment, and checks any tendency to can
ct rm humors. Lydia E. Pinkham'a
Liver Pills work in pnison with the
Compound, anel are- a sure cure for
constipation anel iick lie-adache. Mrs.
Plnkham's Sanative Wash is of Wean1
value for local application.
BE NOT LIKE MAUD.
"Of all sad words of tontme or pen
The saddest are these. -It mlirbt bare been
But naught like thaiwUI vour vision- heuai
If you simply use an An... want.
WAKTrn-A nnnnr.tRi. pvm;K!tKKa.t.
housework at Twenty third -treei
WANTED A fOMI'KTK.VT KIKST RIRI.
references required. Call M . Am.r
WAXTKD A ;IKI. KelK i.KNKKAI.
housework :it IM Second avenue An
plf at one-e
WANTED WORK ON A HAIRY K M
by experienced man WUl take oe
reiirtn or waires in milk Address It A Hues
WANT I'll SM.KSMKN To SEI.I. A
eery complete line of Intirieatliur oIK
grease- und specialties: Bbswaa terms m irood
men. Jewel Betlnins' company. Cleveland
WANTED TO m.X MONEY ON MI A
momlv uaicbe-. jewelry hardware,
mu-ical instrument-, bicycles etothmir. drv
L-ood- furniture, etc. Highest cash prices
faid ror second hand l'ismI- of all kind- nl
he ahove irfxwN for sale at half the 'i-ual
store priews. All leislne-mtrun-actloas -trletlv
eooiitlential Hi- neu numler and location
I IV Eighteenth stre-et. IKm't forget It. J W.
IR RENT A NICE
at 17B0 Third avenue.
"POR RENT - SEVEN FfXIM IinfSE ON
X Second avenue: modern convenience
also six room house, by K W. Hurst
TfOR SALE THREE KINK IMPROVED
A farm- in Diuiri.is oountv. Net, term
easy Addres- M II I'ark Waterloo Neb
tOALESMEN WANTED ALL OVER THE
- " ..ihwwiw ' . wooing ma
chine, required In evert office store and fsc
ci e.- i.ire I reel DK Cott
pany. ISO Kulioa street New York. NY.
T a BtiDT
Insurance and Loans
Boom 4. Mitchell ft Lynda b.
TOUnO 4 When
" " VrSfiaPVassir
Spot Cash Department jjjSKi
We are like Uxhi sands of the
people, we are oblbje4 to hustle fur
allrtaa;. We Derer sleep. Always
planning (or the wants of the pr, .
pie. This weak are eosoe to you
with a new line of Jackets at leas
than the cost of production. Ke
meiiiber our stock la not old
shop-worn sttiffaiMl out of elate, but
the latest out. and rerv stylish and
lip-to-date garment at rwssaitsbli
lew prices. Note some of tne fol
lowing low mutations and than In
spect this line. We have Iras than
SuO garment, and every one asu.t
be turned tun money this man in
b tore Invoicing.
Cloaks, Jackeis and Capts.
l-ot 1 Jacket consisting of Hou
cles. Beavers. Kersey and Catorpiller
! tides. This MtNi'i style moat
all eises. $9 60. 8.&0. 7.40.
Lot 2 Double Cap, applirae!
velvet trimming, fall velvet collar,
military strap, silk soatash braid,
fine beaver, all this eseon's style,
black, navv and brown.
2i. now $4.26
Lot 8 Consisting of Kersey,
Cloth. Bonrlc. fancv rough effect,
joarter silk faced and fall silk lined,
all the season's style. 16.
14. IS. 12. now $7.77
I'Ot 4 Consisting of all the high
art of workmanship that the market
produce, all this season' atyle.
26. $22. 19. 18. voUr mZmm
Lot 6 Astrakabu For Cape. Si
by 120. full sat Id lined, bean
tlful and curly. 920. now. $11.75
Lot 6 -Child ran' and Miaea
JackeU and long Cloaks, latter
with cape and velvet collar, worth
up to 812. all this season
atyle. your choice $5 00
We have a complete line of Ladle
Double Tenure Mackintoahaa navr
and black, detachable cape, plaid
worsted lining, worth f . 60.
Miiees' anel CbiMren's Mackia
toshes with eapr anel doable texture
worsted outside, worth 83.60.
We have tome good thine to ahow
you this weak in floe Crystal Ula-
are- This it not the common
pressed glass, but flee imitation Cot
Ola, plain and engraved W la.
vite you to look through this line
and compare oar price with tho of
Custard Cap, large ie. plaia . a
Sauc Comports, imitatioa cat
s wa ae
Laaca Cape, tm top, plaia. . . t
Che Diabee. imitation cat A.
Honey Dishes, laftetioa eat 6c
Celery Stand-, flu tad top 6c
Olive Dishes, heart ahape
Olive diahe. large la loc
Celery Stand. agraved loe
iaegar craits. imitation ent. 10c
Salt Shakers, plated top lOe
Pepper Shaker, plated top . 10r
Hundreds of jaet each bargain,
bat have aot the specs to apeak of
TOMB i lo COMBS
TBS BEST asp Bl'ilKsT
Oar prie oa Oiaak.t laeSl right
left Co aod cwt aote4
ea qaalliy and price.;
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WiXe?- ' . Nam
CONTRACTORS a., BUI! DRRS
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PRIOOrV eft ttOsV
Painters and Decorators
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gMffene J. Burn.
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Buy, Sell and Mantge
property. Collect Rent
The old tire and rlntc
tried compacyp repre
sented. Hates as low
so any reliable cowtpany
tt Se ..etswfl
. for OmHome,,
A suit that will be a hummer
(or style, fit and workman -hip,
Dora's it the place to
buy He it up to the iltnet,
k oars hr r to buy the fab
ric a the right pricet and
how to cut tn. m to a stylish fu
Hit suits and top and heavy
overcoats are what dresty men
are looking for. In making up
he leans them all, and you t
your mom y't worth in trimmings
Don't forget to look at Horn s
line before you order.
DORN THE TAILOR
25 Per Cent
For the next
30 days at
160i Set-em-! Ave.
Shop 419 Seventeenth street
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