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Fostefflce aa Secona-elaas matter.
a HAMB OV 4. W. POTTER.
TERiia-Daflj, 10 eeota per week. Weekly,
12.00 per annum; in adraooe II. 50.
AO eommnnloatloaa of political or argumen
tative character, political or religious, man
have real name attached for publication. No
noh arMcle will be printed over fictitious de
natures. Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Rock Island county.
Satcrday. Jclt 9, 1898.
IN HOC SIGNO VINCES-
For Representative In Congress, Tentb
FRANCIS E. ANDREWS.
For Representative hi the General Assembly,
ELMORE W". HCBST.
For County Judge W. c. ALLEN
For County Clerk JOHN NORTON
For Sheriff A. D. HCESING
For Treasurer T. R. LEES
For County Superintendent.. .O. L ADDITON
Ci'BA will soon le singing "Hurrah
for the Hag That Made Us Free."
Shatter ought to lie able to fall on
Santiago with crushing effect. He
weighs '.iM pounds.
The naval battle at Santiago harbor
demonstrated that sailors loaded with
whisky arc not a match for those
loaded with ninuinnition and unerrinf
The present war will not produce
the man who will supplant Dewey in
the eyes of his countrymen. He is
the unapproachable hero of the con
Hid with Spain.
Even at such times as the present
when the very atmosphere is drugged
with patriotic enthusiasm a republi
can eongress could not adjourn with
out precipitating a row.
The count ry has gone a long time
now without a story from ( hauncey
licnew. 1 he' versatile New Yorker
ought to have a great, stock of new-
ones when the war is over.
Wiif.h t'ervera loaded up his sailors
with , whisky preceding the dash from
Santiago harbor, he may have sunirto
them with signal aptness, There's a
Hole in the Bottom of the Sea Drink
Rkoakhlksh of anvof the intentions
of congress as to upon whom the
burden of the war revenue should fall,
when figured down to a fine point, it
is demonstrated that in the majority
ti cases me consumer pays the tax.
I he Vesuvius was authorized 12
years ago and went into commission
in 1W0. She has been slow in gain
ing the confidence of naval oflicers
but of late is sent into action almost
daily. Her largest shell is 7 feet long
and nearlv 15 inches in diameter.
Since the Spaniards have at last
shown a decent spirit in exchanrinr
Hobson and his men, it would be
little unkind for the United States
government to confine Cervera or any
of his fellow prisoners at Fulton de
spite the fact that all is fair in war.
Hon. William Frentiss, of Chi
rsgo, is likelv to lie teniiwrarv chair-
. f.l.fft: : .1 . . . .
innii vi n.e Illinois iiciiiocrauc stale
convention next Tuesdav. Mr. Fren
tiss formerly resided in Macomb and
was the democratic candidate for con
cress in the old Eleventh district
. when Rock Island count v was so as
Kassas is sustaining her reputa
tion as the champion producer am
maintainor of cranks and crankism
A woman in North Atchison recently
went the rounds of the neighborhood
rutting down every hammock she saw
Taking them home, she set tire to
them. To the indignant threats oi
ner neignnors sne made nut one
w mi w. m sua similar vompuuau,
a. prrpwra uunr us stnngvnt
CEBMII MEDICAL LAWS.
sprsscn:s4 by tmiamt phrnciasji
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lnir r-nuit.. with Trade .Mark " Aacwor,"
It. aa,Brairr4t.a..Xlrrarl!M.. tw lera.
31 HIGHEST AVAIDS.
IS Braaoh Hoaass. On Glassworks,
as Aancu. odurted A recommended br
latsrsnallck Fisner.1828 2d At.
Bengaton, 1700 Id
V. 8- Tkeaaai
rtW. a w.
AnrnoR" ptomaciiai. best for
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of Ux Globs for
reply: That the hammock is tLe
agent of immorality, and should no
more appear on the lawn of a re
spectable man's house than a row of
wbiskv bottles. She made but few
converts to her way of thinking, but
coutinues in the 'crusade iust the
It is announced from Camp Si-
boney that the Spaniards are not only
using explosive bullets, but also
brass covered bullets with the ends
filed. The latter make ghastly
wounds, as when they strike the brass
covering spreads out, tearing the
flesh like barbed wire. I he United
States troops use no such heathenish
The mines in the Potomac river
near Washington are a great success.
The lightning struck the switchboard
at rort Washington the other day and
exploded three mines. Fortunately
no snips were near at the time and no
particular damage was done. Each
mine carries a charge of from 80 to
100 pounds of guncotton, and they
are exploded by an elecric spark.
Congressman Bland, of the Eighth
Missouri district, has been given his
fourteenth nomination. He has been
n congress for more than a quarter
of a century, which period has cov
ered a very irnjiortant part of the his
tory of the United States. As the
Springfield Register says, his con
stituents would as soon think of
altolishing congress as to leave Dick
Bland out of it.
The communication appearing in
last night's Argus from Capt.
Knaack, with whom arrangements
were made by the paper prior to his
leparture lor the Klondike lor special
correspondence, is one of the best
ever written from the Alaskan terri
tory to any newspaper in the coun
try. For completeness of detail and
graphic description Capt. Knaack has
evinced rare talent.
The naval events of the war so far
have confirmed what Admiral Dewey
said in a recent interview to the effect
that "torpedaes and their appliances
are good in their way, but are en
tirely of secondary importance." The
admiral believes above everything in
good guns, the best marksmanship,
high grade men, and thorough in
spection. AH these essentials can be
justly claimed by the American navy.
Many years ago, according to the
New York Tribune, Rev. Jcdediah
Dewev, an ancestor of Admiral
Dewev, was holding services in honor
of the victory at Bennington, and. as
was right and proper, was giving
Providence all the credit for the tri
umph of the American arms. Ethan
Allen, who was present, chafed under
this neglect of his own part in the
battle, and rising in his new in the
very middle of the "long prayer, '
as it is called, said, "rarson Dewey,
Parson Dewey, Parson Dewey." The
clergyman stopped and opened his
eves. The intrepid Allen went on
Please mention to the Lord about mv
being there." Not daunted by this
outrageous interruption, the holy
man thundered: "Sit down, thou
bold blasphemer, and listen to the
word of God."
Great American linns.
The Hartford Courant says the storv
prevails that the big guns on which
our warships and fortifications de
pend can be fired comparatively 'few
times, l ne commonest ngure given
is 79 times When vou allow for
sighting and practice there is then
little left, if the estimate is right
Fortunately the New York Sun has
been looking into the subject, and it
finds that these notions come from
tests of foreign guns. Our own
American made guns have vet to give
out. There is one of 10-inch calibre
on the Miantonomah that has been
fired more than 200 times, and still
seems as good as new. We began the
manufacture of such guns in this
country about 1 1 years ago, and np
to the present time not one of the
home-made guns has given out. It
is the opinion of experts that every
gun will stand at least 800 firings, and
that all we have mounted or afloat
will serve through the war and lie
ready for business when it is over,
This is very reassuring, for the foreign
estimate was that a 67-ton gun would
do for 120 rounds, and one of the 110
ton guns for 75 rounds, and that af
ter that they were not up to their work.
Here are some facts alout Torto
Width 37 miles. Immensely
weaitnv. rovcrty is unknown. Area
8,5:tt) square miles. Trees are always
green. Every man owns a horse.
Older than the United States. Prin
cipal sport is cock righting. One
mountain is 9.000 feet nigh. Every
house has a roof garden. All San
Juan people are Catholics. Principal
pastime is ho- .!xi-k riding. Popu
lation 1. 000,1..; less than Philadel
phia. Has more and abler mosquitoes
than Jersey. San Juan, the capital,
has 300,000 inhabitants. San Juan
has the finest harbor in the West In
dies. People sleep in the day. and
shop and visit at night. Water sup
ply is one of the principal sources of
Porto Rico is unusually well wat
ered for a small island." Forty-six
streams appear on the map, and some
are navigable for a short distance by
small merchant vessels. Venomous
snakes and insects are few. The
greatest animal pest is an army of
immense rats, which are especially
destructive in the sugar cane fields.
There are numerous harbors in Porto
Rico where a military expedition
might be conveniently landed.
Vice Admiral P. H. Colomb, of the
British navy, one of the greatest naval
authorities of the day, has written a
striking article for the August num
ber of the Pall Mall Magazine on the
"Lessons of the Present War," so far
as it has gone.
NATURE OF LIFE.
ra the Interaction of the OjnsttS
acnta of Protoplasm.
Herbert Spencer's definition of the
nature at life implies, as is well known,
a continuous adjustment of internal to
external relations, says fbe London
Lancet. In other words, vitality is pre
served by interactions going on between
the constituents of the protoplasm. On
the face of it this view most be very
materially modified in the light of some
exceedingly interesting experiments re
cently brought to the notice of the
Royal society by Horace Brown, whose
classic researches cn that interesting
class of ferments the enzymes are well
known. He has found that by submit
tiug sends to the very low temperature
of evaporating liquid air i. e., front
183 degrees C. to 192 degrees C for
110 consecutive hours their power of
germinating is not iu any way impair
ed. Since the above temperature is con
siderably below that at which ordinary
chemical reactions take place, the Je
suit is very semarkable and would ap
pear to show that although a state of
complete chemical inertness id prote
plasm may be established re uef s not
necessarily lead to a destruction of its
Is this protoplasm thus brought to a
resting" condition to burst into activi
ty on restoring favorable conditions? If
so, what becomes of life during this
rest?" These observations are also of
interest in connection with the sugges
tion of Lord Kelvin that the origin of
life as we know it may have been extra
terrestrial and due to the "moss grown
fragments frsm the ruins of another
world" which reached the earth as
meteorites. That such fragments might
circulate in the intense cold space for a
perfectly indefinite period without prej
udice to their freight of seeds or spores
is, Horace Brown remarks, almost cer
tain from the facts we know about the
maintenance of kite by "resting" pro
toplasm. The difficulties in the way of
accepting such a bypotbosis certainly
do not lie in this direction. Irere is asi
interesting problem for biologists, and
the development of the question will be
followed with the keenest interest
TAKE GOOD CARE
Yonr Earthly Temple When That
Gone AU Is done.
A dutv we owe to ourselves is
take good care of our earthly temple,
Many people abuse their body, and
the would hears them grumble about
poor nealth the rest of their lives.
utners are indiscreet ami do so
many unreasonable things that thev
too, lose their health. There are still
others who chance to be victims of
circumstances, and through a general
break down, or natural frailness, lose
When the earthly temple once lie.
gins to show ruin, the owner begins
to look for a repairer. Sometimes he
succeeds, and many times he fails,
It largely depends upon what kind of
repairs are necessary. If it is your
kidneys, we can tell you just what to
get. inis is our inismess. ve are
repairers of kidneys. Strange busi
ness, isn't it? Do vou wonder if we
have much to do? Don't wonder
again, for we tell vou now, that we
have thousands upon thousands work'
ing at this repair work all the time.
They are very skilled workmen. Thev
all have the same name. It is Mor
row's Kidneoids. They are a never
failing remedy. We know it and you
will too, if vou try them. Why not
try them, for they are used here in
Mrs. Brown, of 2211 Fourth avenue
this city, is one of them. She is well
along in years, and has suffered now
for the last 12 years. Hasn't she tried
to stop it? Of course she has, but
never been successful, although she
has tried a number of other prepara
tions. This malady is a difficult one
to master, as everyone suffering with
it will tell you. Most of them have
constant pain. Sometimes very se
vere, and sometimes almost free" from
it. But it never leaves one entirely.
Mrs. Brown says she often had
severe catches or a stitch in the back.
These stitches renders one almost
helpless for the time being. She saw
Morrows' Kidneoids and procured a
box from Bahnsen's drug store. Thev
helped her within a week, even at heir
age and the years she has had it.
The daughter says: "Nothing
mother ever took helped her so quick
ly and permanently, and we are glad
to recommend them to others."
Druggists sell them for 50 cents, or
mailed by John Morrow & Co., chem
ists, Springfield, Ohio.
Quirk Relief for Asthma.
Foley's Honey and Tar is iruaran-
teed to give prompt relief in all cases
of asthma. Do not class this with
other medicines that have failed to
give relief. Give it a trial. For sale
bv T. H. Thomas.
Arnold's Bromo Celery cures head
aches; 10, 25 and 50 cents. Reiss
7ost What It Seems.
"It seems like a dream, " he raid in
peaking of his courtship.
"My boy," replied the veteran,
"when yon wake up after uiarrutge yon
will find that that is just exactly what
it is nothing but a dream. " Chicago
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, JTJLT 9,
MUNYON'S GREAT WORK.
meeeaafml Effort la nu PMUata
krle Stranle Asia last lata
Matron rlecripa dnsdnr sad drains. VmM-
cloo shonld bo to nature only a delicate
rebuke of error and a kind encouragement
of the physical forces for rood. The bard
work of recovery is doDe by nature Itself.
iin anman Doay is more dviiaete tnsn tna
finest mechanism, snore sensitive than the
tenderest plaat. To shatter tbe liver with
meraaiT. to madden tbe nerves with mnr-
poise and ebloral and to Car and burn the
siomacn wltu every poison Olsofcllsted with
nkall and rossboaes is torture more de
moniac than the Inquisition.
Usarsn cuarantees that him Rhsnaiatism Cm
will cure acsrly mU css of rhcmnatlmn in a
few boms; that bis Driepsis Cure will ear In
digestion and aU stoouah troubles: tint bis
Kidney Cure will care we per cent, of aU esses
of kidney trouble; tbat bis Catarrh Cnre will
cure catarrh, no natter bow lag stasditu::
tnat nis neaasrne cure wm rare any kind or
bendacae In a few mlcitos: that ble Oold Care
will ouicUy break on any form f cold, and an
on through fbe entire list of las remedies.
Guide to Health and medical advice ansa.
lately free. Vrof. 31 any on, 1505 Arch at
TOLD ABOUT TOWN. I
A well known Rock Island voting
man was subjected to the humiliation
of arrest and prosecution in Daven
port a few days ago all through i
joke, perpetrated on him bv friends
I he incident occurred at Schuetzen
park. Ihe youth while strolling
about met two of his fellows in the
company of ladies. Inquiring how
thev came out, he was told that thev
had a swell rig, which was tied up
short distance away. ' He asked if he
might borrow it for a while. Cer
He was gone about a half hour. He
was greeted at the gate on his return
by a policeman and the owner of the
rig. who demanded his arrest. He
explained the circumstances, but to
no avail. His friends learned of his
predicament, and they, too, related
me laeis, relieving the young
man oi an olaine, and shoulder
ing it themselves, and saying thev
were willing to pay any damages,
The owner of the outfit, who is iden
tihed with one of the large business
enterprises across the river, made
proposition consenting to drop the
matter on the payment of $3 to the
policeman and $5 to himself. This
was refused, the Rock Islanders d
daring they would seoner pay the
magistrate. . The "prisoner" was
taken to headquarters, where $25 was
turnished for his appearance for trial
ine ease came up in the police court
cruelty to auimals being the charge
Ihe magistrate made it $5 and cost
a total of 12.25.
A sample case containing jewelry
and belonging to a traveling salesman
disappeared from the storage room at
one of the hotels. The house was
searched high and low and inquiries
were maoe, out an eiiorts to locate it
Willie was among the late acquis!
tions to the liell 1kv force. He was a
bright, willing and mannerly little
fellow, and made a good impression
with his superiors. One day he
flashed a new ring. An attache of the
hotel, acting in the capacity of detec
tive, Dorrowed the ring to wear. He
and the owner of the case compared
notes. Willie was the thief, they de
A consultation was had with the
boy. He entered an emphatic denial
of the allegation. He finally broke
down under a rjgid cross examina
tion, and consented to restore the
missing property providing he would
not ne prosecuted. He led the way
to the garret of the hotel. There he
had the case of jewelry secreted. It
was inrned over to its owner, and
tflie, a victim of temptation, was
ioiu to seen employment elsewhere.
A lady called for a gin phizz at
oi ine city soda fountains recen
Her surprise and emhnrrasKm,
can be lmamned when th man
hind the counter told her that it
an intoxicating drink and was only
ii-.- i . , . , . .
sold at saloons. She had leen advi
bv a gentlemen friend to try a nh
as he said it was a new drink. .
the joke worked to perfection.
The linilsilnl firiimclifw.A ,f
white woman and a colored man liv
ing together as husband ami u-if in
Milan has jarred the sensibilities of
the good people of that town to such
an extent that they threaten to drive
them out of the community. The
woman has several grown-up chil-
Bncklea's Arnica Salve,
The best salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum,
fever sores, tetter, t-haiiped hands,
chilblains, corns and all skin erup
tions, and positively cures piles er no
pay required. It" is guaranteed to
give perfect satisfaction or money re
funded. Price 25 cents per box. For
sale by Hart & Ullemeyer.
For forty years Dr. Fowler's Extract
of Wild Strawlrry has been curing
summer complaint, "dysentery, diarr
hoea. Woody flnx. pain in the- stom
ach, and it has never yet failed to do
everything claimer". for it. For sale
by Marshall & Tifier.
In the old neighborhood. Our stock of stylish footwear has lieen moved into the hand
some remodeled store room at 1702 Second avenue, next door to our old location in the
Bengston block. In moving we noted many lines of goods that we will ruh out at
big bargain figures. The goods comprise a variety of styles, and in fitting yourself
out in footwear you cannot miss it now by calling. Give us a chance to make vour
feet feel comfortable and please your pocketbook as well.
Yiurs For Reliability,
WRIGHT & BKRBER
Leaders In Shoes.
Diamond Jo Line.
St. Louis & St. Taul racket Co..
elegantly fitted steamers between
above points as follows:
Ooing Art at AVxm.
June 13. K.
July 1. 10. in. .
Aug-. 1, 17, fl.
Seat, t, 14.
Coin South t m. m.
June IS. ST.
July . IS. S.
Auk. 3. li 2 SI.
Sept. 9. IV.
Ooi Aorta at Atnn.
June IS. 7.
Jill? . I. 1M.
Aug. 3. 12. tl, SI.
Sep. 9. 18.
Going Souta S a. m.
July . II. to. 2.
Auk. 8. 17. S9.
ept. la. tX
Carnival City Packet Co.
Regular Rock Island & Burlington
packet steamer W. J. Ynnnr Jr
handsomely equipped, leaves for Bur
lington every Monday. Wednesday
and Friday at 4:30 p. ni. Steamer '.
J. Young, Jr.. leaves every Snndav at
3:30 p. m. with special excursion to
Muscatine, returning at 11 p. m.
Round trip, including supper, f 1, or
75 cens without supper.
Acme Packet Co.
Rock Island and Davenport & Clin
ton and Fulton packet line. Fast and
finely equipped steamers City of Wi
nona and Verne Swain. Delightful
steamers for pleasure parties. Boats
leave at 7 a. m. and 3:15 p. m. Boats
meet at LeClaire. Round trip to that
point 50 cents.
To partiies of 10 or more, round
trip rate to Clinton 75c. Regular
Sunday round trip rate to Clinton 50c.
For freight and passenger rates and
all other information in regard to any
of the above lines inquire of
GEO. LAMONT&SOS, Agents.
Foot af 17th ait. Telephone 1105.
Good wines and liquors are today more
widely, and happily, more wisely used time
at any time In the world's history. The
cause of it is the recognition of Its benefits
to the human system. Man fs proving by
experience its proper usee, and ail mus
eonoeie pnre liquors prevent diseases and
help restore Its ravages. Wine and whisky
are a healthful stimulant to the mental an i
mural activities. Without bodily health
you are no factor in the world's forces.
Tou may know that you can secure always
the purest and always the cheapest la any
qasntlty you may require at our store, tbe
only wholesale house In the city dispensing
goods direct to the consumer. Our special
ties are '-TO SAVE TOU MONET ' ana
give yon pnre and unadulterated goods.
Open evenings nntil 10 o'clock.
John Volk & Co.,
Builders : : :
Sash. Doors. Blinds and Mouldings
Veneered and Hard Wood Floor
ing of All Kinds.
Single and Double Strength Window
Glass. Polished Plate. Beveled
Tlate and Art Glass.
jtl.tortecmb R()ck 8and
1 Spits s
W ND ONE which is enough to make the righteous pro
yX 'ne "d be forgiven, Is an old stove that won't draw
. when one is in t harry for their breakfast. When
yon can bay siperior stove or range that is handsome and
useful, a good laker, and of the very best manufacture,
that we sell at such low prioes why bother with a use
less old hnlk.
Rock Island Savings Bank,
Rook Island, 111.
Incorporated Under the
M0IETL015ED0I fEESOIAL C0LL&TEB1L OS REAL ESTATE BECUdiTl .
i. M. Ha ford, president.
John Crutiauub. Vice President.
P. Cireenawali. Canhier.
Began business Julys, two. and oeeupv tbe
fc. E. comer of MitaheU Lyle s
,Vi . ZT.
r,-. T aaw aaai a bbbbi w to rfrlsat womanhood, a:.
jvy- lac development of orrans and body. No known r-nirdy for roma cuiml
1 them. Caunot do harm life lyrwi.n!n!.ii,ir,. SI at sax by saall. Ud a
tmP eraafMa, DR. MOTT'ft CHEttlCAi. CO CleyeLaid, Ohio.
For sale by H. F. Bahnsen. druggist, cor. Fourth At. and Twentieth St
TtaaeealnMseetoef ItoTwtaCHIse. "
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Naae tart hah fffaae. aassare badass la aaabar
aaoa. Caaallf aecsisian ta awtisesa caaters
Mtb CHI as bf tri City flacwte Saitwaj. heat
SaiasUaa Celleaw ass Tm Wart f.e teasel
lasy waMasi sMasee la C. a. t. 4 P. ev. ra
eaS rewaa siasa,ebje as II a. Adrenal aas aet"caw
Taa sates la aaslestef ty eHaJiaa raaatie ef
III to aaai st teti ertcas if tssaa see,
Al II. KOHLEU.
aas, real two
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and Second Avenue.
Four Per Cent Paid on
H. 8. Cable. Wm WnnM?rt,n,
John ( rul.sutb. ITiJ Mit.-bcU.
H. P. HiUl. U fciBxia.
K W. Hurst, J. M. Uuford.
J oho Volk.
Solicitors J aclnon A Hurst.
They overcome Weakoeca,
-" ' irrwuiarit 1 and oniiti .b.
ScCoy's New European Hotel
COR. CUM ARB VAI ItJREI ITI.
Mark rrwaa t as. t. at . aaUl
i. a. n. . n air.
Imrwemcrtj rostine t7SrftW hive
hiM teen completed, and the bout now
nflcrj fery corvenience to he fond in any
hr4rl, inclajirif h'4 tnd cold ster.elertnc
RtM and steam brat In every room. , .
Pitrt 7$ cents prr diy ind up ards.
First clsss restaurant in connection. .
wILUAM McCOY, Oweet ae4 rNefrfcfcy s