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THE ARGUS, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 8. 1898.
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1bUt character, political or rellfloua, must
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(acta- article will be printed orer fletttiooa tit'
Correspondence solicited from every town'
hip la Rock Island county.
Thcrsdat, Dec. 8.
Mrs. Gkidlet, widow of the late
G'apt. Charles (Jridley of the Ol vmpia,
is to get a pension of $ 30 a month.
The forty-third annual convention
of the Illinois State Horticultural so
ciety will be held iu Springfield Dec.
Kx-Pre.siient Gkovek Cleveland
and ex-Secretary of State John Sher
man have both emphasized their
views in opposition to territorial ex
pansion. Santiago he Cuba was severely
shaken by an earthquake Tuesday
night. A large quantity of crockerv
wa broken and many persons, espe
cially Americans, badly frightened.
The Chicago News (rep) makes
the following truthful and forcible
statements: -If the government de
pended on Mr. Dingley's tariff law to
pay its expenses it would go into
It is said that Spain boasts that she
Is now financially better off than at
any time for years. If she can man
age to Lave a war with the United
States every now and then, lose a few
islands and get $20,000,000, what is
to hinder Spain from becoming a
Tue report of the secretary of the
interior shows that one-fifth of the
entire jwpulation of the United States
is in school the total being 16,225,
393, although the total average school
ing enjoyed by the jeople of the
United States does not average more
than 1,000 days for each inhabitant.
Colonial government similar to
that applied by England to her pos
sesions is what President McKinley
and his advisers intend to apply to
the Thilippine islands. How the col
onial form of government shall le
thrown into legal form, rr how it
shall be made to conform to the prin
ciples and formulu- of the American
constitution are questions. That
th;re will be difficulty on this score
is already apparent from the hostile
preparations of Senator Vest and oth
ers, who declare it inconsistent with
the principles of our constitution to
hold colonial territory except for
coaling stations, the correction of
boundaries, or similar purposes. And
there is likewise a systematic move
ment on foot protesting against the
acquisition of any island possessions,
cither as states or territories. Verily,
the way of the expansionist is beset
with perplexities and difficulties.
Coxobessm an 1$. F. Marsh, of the
Quincy district and chairman of the
committee on militia, is determined
to look after the interests of the Na
tional Guard, says the Washington
correspondent of the Chicago Tribune,
and will in the near future either take
up a bill which he introduced at the
last session for the reorganization of
the National Guard or draft a new
one which will conform with the
changes to lie made in the formation
of the regular army. He says that
his bill meets all the'exigencies of the
occasion, but before taking any action
he prefers to wait until the meeting
Dec. 11 at Milwaukee of those who
are interested in the welfare of the
National Guard, to learn if they have
any suggestions to make, aad also to
wa'it until congress has provided for
an increase in the regular army. Col.
Marsh is a firm believer in the theory
that the militia should be organized
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pltvP tmt lists St "tmitmt M Owmitstsis.
on the same basis as the army, so as
to avoid in the future any of the mis
takes and drawbacks which were met
with during the war just ended.
The Foal and tie Calf.
It is an interesting study to note in
domestic animals the traits of their
wild ancestors. There are some charac
teristics, cf course, which are readily
recognizable as being similar to those
of animals still iu a wild state, and for
this reason they give a fair idea of the
life and surroundings of progenitors.
The habits of the dog and cat are too
familiar to comment on, but take the
foal and compare his traits with those
of the calf.
The foal when a few days old can
gallop as fast as he ever can in after
life. He never leaves the dam, and
takes nourishment in email quantities,
avoiding a full meal, which would im
pede swift escape. In lying down no at
tempt is made at concealment, and
when he stands his head is held high.
These habits show that the animal's
ancestors spent their lives in the open
and not in the forests and that they
were great travelers.
The calf, on the contrary, fills him
self with milk, and is a poor traveler.
When danger approaches, his first im
pulse is to conceal himself. He holds
his head low in order to look under the
branches of the forest. All his charac
teristics point to the fact that the an
cestral home of cattle was in a moist,
wooded country, while the primeval
horse roamed the plains. New York
A Hiajfcly Seasoned Dinner.
Colonel John V. Caldwell, who went
through the civil war, tells an amusing
story about a Louisville company which
served in bis command. He says :
"We were camped in Tennessee. It
was in the spring and 'greens' was the
chief ration. A large number of the
boys would get leave every day to go
and 'pick greens. One day a farmer
came to me and said he had a complaint
to lodge against some men of my regi
ment. " 'They totally destroyed my plant
bed,' t-aid lie. 'Pulled up all my tobac
" 'The men of my command are Kc-n-tuckians
and gentlemen,' said I, 'and I
cannot believe that they would wanton
ly destroyjyour property. They will
take things to cat, but never destroy
what they cannot use. However, if you
will point out to me the men who did
it, I will have them arrested.'
"Tbo man left, and it was not long
until the mystery was solved. Dr.
Byrne, who was regimental surgeon,
was Eiimmoued hastily to attend a lot
of men of the Louisville company who
were rolling in agony and appeared to
have cholera. They bad eaten the tobac
co plants, thinking they were 'greens. "
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Hosier and Iloosier.
The Philintiue tells of meeting a
woman at a literary reception in Lon
don who said the had heard the Ameri
can "hosier poet" read at Exeter hall.
"How curious that a hosier should bo
come your poet laureate in America!"
The Philistine did not know what
she meant, but followed the trail of her
chat until she raid that her favorite
among' the "hosier poet'e" poems was
"When the Frost Is on the Pumpkin,"
and then he exclaimed that it was "Ri
ley, the Hoosier poet." t
"Oh, you Americans havo such a
queer way of pronouncing things, "said
"Yes, but Mr. Riley is not a hosier,
he is" began the Philistine.
But she cut the explanation short
with, "Oh, I seel It is a joke, then.
You Americans are so funny. I suppose
you think Mr. Kiley is a bluestocking,
and eo you call him a hosier."
There Are Utbera.
Barber (fishing for a compliment)
Did Mr. Stubbies say anything about
his visit to my place?
Victim I think he did. He said
there was something unique about your
Barber (delighted) Did he, now?
Victim Yes; lie said that while in
ttin rhiiir it Ixime in DDOI1 you in
the strongest manner that you were be
ing shaved. After you left it was ini-
noesibleto realize that you nau Deeu
shaved. Boston Transcript.
Java's Kir Island.
One of the greatest wouders of Java,
"the fire islaud," a large lake of boil
ing mud, is nearly two miles in circum
ference, and in the center immense col
umns of soft, hot mud may lie seen con
tinually rising and falling, like great
black timbers thrust forth and then
suddenly withdrawn by a giant's band.
Besides the phenomena of the columns,
there are two gigantic bubbles near the
western edge, which fill up like bu?e
balloons and explode on an average
three times per minute.
Cared by Betheed.
Bead the evidence. Here are two.
Send for others. John H. Hamline,
atternev. of Chicago, writes: "A
member of mv family suffered from
Briht's d!e- and was cured bv
Bethesda." L.tiIes W. Purdy, M.
D., an emit., t Chicago physician,
savs: "My course of treatment in
Rrirrif d'isease includes Bethesda.
It Is admirably adapted for use in
acute and chronic Bright's disease."
Write for booklet giving testimonials
and full information. Sold only in
sealed half-gallon bottles, by drug
gists. Address A. M. Jones, presi
dent. Bethesda Mineral Spring com
pany. Waukesha. Wis.
A cough is not like a fever. It
does not have to run a certain course.
Cure it quickly and effectually with
One Minute Cough Cure, the best rem
edy for all ages, and for the most
severe cases. We recommend it be
cause it'a good. T. H. Thomas. A. J.
Biess and M. F. Bahnsen, druggists.
Subscribe for Tax Abots.
TOOK HIS WIFE'S
And the Gratifying Result Has
A PHILANTHROPIC WORK.
Good Deedi the King's Danghtera Have
Iteen Doing the I'aat Year.
The Helpers' Circle of King's
Daughters, whose is "To do and to
give that others may live." is a small
circle of women who are working "In
Willing to lend a helping hand
wherever a burden falls too heavv. or
sickness or want comes to the house
hold, we accept from the constitution
of the order article 'J: "The objects
of this society shall be to develop
spiritual life and to stimulate chris
tian activities." Every case reported
is investijiated and if found worthy.
is immediatel v assisted.
In order that the friends of this cir
cle inav know how the funds have
been disposed of the following
report of the treasurer will be read with
Associated Charities, $7u; suffering
Cubans, f 100; ambulance fund, $50;
work of order, $26.10; assistance in
surgical case, coal and provisions to
families, transportation of poor fam
ilv, $34. Total amount for the vear,
Our treasury is now in a depleted
condition, and we call the attention of
the public to our annual sale at the
residence of Mrs. Hiram S. Cable
Saturday, Dec. 10, from 2 until 6:30
There will be many dainty Christ
mas rifts awaiting the purchaser.
Delightful refreshments will be served.
We rely upon our friends to help us
make this sale a linancial success.
and thus aid us in our good work, so
that the closing year of this century
may be but a forecast of those to fol
low. A. M. B.
He Won Her.
"I learn," the said reproachfully,
"that you were devoted to no fewer
than fivo girls beforo yon finally pro
posed to me. How do I know that yon
didn't make desperate love to all of
"I did," he replied promptly.
"You did!" she exclaimed.
"Certainly," he returned. "You
don't suppose for a minute I would be
foolhardy enough to try for such a prize
as you are without practicing a little at
first, do you?" Chicago Post.
Alaska's Sky Pillar.
The newly discovered peak iu Alaska,
which is said to be taller than Mount
St. Elias, is away over on the American
6ide of the boundary lino and is thus
indisputably ours. It will be somewhat
rough on Elias to lose his long reputed
pre-eminence, but as the great landmark
of the international boundary line he
may yet get some consolation. New
Backlen'a Arnica Salve.
The Vest salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum,
fever sores, tetter, chapped hands,
chilblains, corns and all skin erup
tions, and positively cures piles or no
pay required. It is guaranteed to
give perfect satisfaction or money re
funded. Price 25 cents per box. " For
sale by Hartz & Ullemeyer.
The Moki Indians in Arizona are sun
worshipers, and their Christmastide fes
tival is a sun dance. It is much like the
make dance of the midsummer season.
Overcome evil with good. Over
come your coughs and colds with One
Minute Cough Cure. It is good. Chil
dren cry for it. It cures croup, bron
chitis, pneumonia. c, and all
throat and lung u..v.oii. T. H.
Thomas, A. J. Biess and M F. Bahn
Ointment eons esraa. fracklea, snn
born. pimples or any acin disease. Most
stubrorn mass yield qoicaUy and perma
nently to uus powerful
Tor akin eruption artalnc from honors
BLOOD AND UVER PILLS
Tbey act on lbs ireer. Make the eye
hrtebt and eomplexsm baslthr
- Vjtsct. 4Qc s box. Puis. cs bonis.
Bold by sll dmcrtos. or sent by msil by
OsbaaUs. lall mf U. Ml (mmmtt St., Pills.
Albert Gray, of Baldwin avenue,
thankful that he listened to his wife,
modest style tells the story:
"Mv husband was terriblv atilieted
that he could not ride in a car. He used
on the seat with his hands to break the jar.
no less painful. The doctor said he had
Mr. Grav felt sure be was coining down
The fame of Safe
lamiues. ana by happy
widow s black were
TOBACCO "AND THE HEART.
A Doctor r.lvra What He Calls Cold
Facta Abont Smoking.
"I don't like to upset a cherished
tradition," said a doctor who is him
self a devotee of the weed, "but the
talk one hears of nicotine saturating the
systems of smokers is mostly rot. Nico
tino is a deadly poison. One drop of it
will make a good sized mastiff turn up
his tooa if injected subcutaneously, and
it would take precious little of it to
kill a man. The truth is that very lit
tle is absorbed, even by the most con
firmed smokers. Now and then yon road
of men who die from excessive tobacco
using and are found on autopsy to be
literally reeking with nicotine. All
rubbish. Nothing of the kind ever hap
pened. "Again, it's a favorite experiment to
blow smoke through a handkerchief,
and the stain that is produced is popu
larly supposed to be made by nicotine.
It is really oil of tobacco, which is a
horse of quite a different color. No, the
chief harm done by smoking is the
stimulus which it gives to the heart.
This is particularly true of cigarette
smoking, where 'inhaling' is nearly al
"Each time the smoke is inhaled it
acts as a slight spur to tbo heart, and,
needless to say, there is sure to be a re
action. If the t-moker is in good general
health, he will probably never feel it,
but if he isn't there will be periods of
profound depression, and, not knowing
the cause, he is apt to try to brace up
on a drink, which makes matters just
that much worse. If he has organic
heart trouble valvular weakness, I
mean it's quite possible that he will
tumble over some day and put his angel
plumage on. Those are the cold facta
about smoking none other are genu
ine." New Orleans Times-Democrat.
A I'te Funeral.
All night long the ceaseless, muffled
beating of the medicine tomtom had
come to us across the hot, barren,
alkali flats; all night long the dismal
wailing of the bereaved squaws and the
lonesome bowl of the masterless dog,
crying like lost spirits, had come to us
out of the darkness, plaintive and weird;
all night long we had rolled and tossed
on our blankets- spread upon the broad
breast of mothrr earth, underneath the
silent, watchfu stare, and now, as the
first pink blush of breaking morn be
gan to revolve out of infinity into a
newborn day, we rose, nnrefreshed and
A blood rod sun thrust his scorching
rays across the rugged peaks of the
Book plateau. All nature seemed aflame,
and as our tired, aching eyes sought
what rest t hero could be found in the
dingy green of the few scrub cedars
that marked the single variation to the
otherwise unbroken glare of whiteness
a strange, sad procession emerged from
them and wended its way toward us.
As it arproached we could see the cor
tege plainly. There were the patient,
6ad eyed women, their faces blackened
by charcoal, their hair disheveled, their
garments pent and covered with ashes.
There were the favorite dog and horse
of the dead warrior, the latter fnlly
equipped, as though ready for a jour
ney, and. so he was. There was the
corpse itself, borne, all bedecked and
enshrouded, to its last earthly resting
The Greatest Discovery Yet.
W. M. Repine, editor Tiskilwa, 111.
Chief," says: "We won't keep
house without Dr. King's New Dis
covery for consumption, coughs and
colds. Experimented with many
others, but never got the true rem
edv until we used Dr. King's New
Discovery. No other remedy can
take its place in our home, as in it we
have a certain and sure cure for
coughs, colds, whooping cough, etc."
It is idle to experiment with other
remedies, even if they are urged on
vou as just as good as Dr. King's
New Discoverv. Thev are not as
good, because this remedy has a rec
ord of cures and besides is guaran
teed. It never fails to satisfy. Trial
bottles free at Hart's & Ullemeyer's
Ko-To-Bae for Fifty Cents.
Guaranteed tobacco habit core, makes a-enk
men atrocc, bloon pure. We. U. All druffgiaia.
Mot of :ne lUssians taken prisoners
during the Revolutionary war became
settlers in Virginia.
Been A Happy
The notion that a wife's advice is not worth taking
is unhappily prevalent among some married men. They
say, "oh, that is only a woman's fancy." and reject
counsel that is not only well meant, but eminently level
headed. How many men might be better off today in
health, purse and morals if they had listened to their
Everett, Mass., is
Mrs. Gray in this
, to such an extent
to bear down
disease. Fortunately, he took my advice and began the
use of a preparation which I knew- was valuable because
it had done niy mother so much good.
Half a bottle helpeil him and when he bad taken six bottles he
bad not as much as a bark-ache. Mr. Gruy cannot soeak too highly of
Safe Cure and he believes that if he hud not taken it he would non
have been dead of Bright 's dLe use.''
The everlasting weariiijr out of human tNwue results, among other
things, in a deadly poison called uriceid If the kidaeys do not take
this foe tolife from the blood the work will not be done at all and
Brinht's disease will soon be established. Fainting tits, chills, sick
headache, bad eyesicbt and Buttering heart are signs of this merciless
and destructive malady.
So tridinir a thing as a cold may be the botrioninjr of a slow and
untimely fatal sickness which must be checked at once and by
use of the best known remedy.
Cure is spread by 1 appy husbands saved to their
wives who reel that tucy would be wearing
it not for this remedy.
Teeth Extracted .'. .
Absolutely Without Pain.
Full set of teeth W 00
Hold Crowns H 00
Hridtfe work, per tootb 3.CO
Porcelu'n crowns 2.00
Hold Fillings 1.00
Vitalized ur 50c
I warrant mv double suction plate
to tit and stuv tin in anv mouth. A
written jruarantee jnveii fr 10 vears.
DR. J. M.SILVIS,
Assisted by Dr. George M. Babcock.
1724 Second Avenue. Rock Island.
Over McCabe's Dry Goods Store
US'. ?:-. 4. ..,-rr-1.'
The "Jenness Miller" Hy
gienic Shoes for
THESE shoes are scientifically
constructed on strictly anat
omical principles from famous
"VELVETTA" kid, and lit the
feet as nature intended. Every
pair guaranteed. Most com
fortable shoes in the world for
We are sole agents for the
'Jenness Miller Shoes.
for this citv.
1712 Second A venae.
FIRE-BUGS! $200 REWARD.
The premium payers of the state are maln
tuiomir a fund by popular subscription from
wbico is offered a
Reward of $200
By the undersigned association for the arrest
and conviction of any Incendiary In any of tbe
PBUFEKTY OWNERS FIRE ASSOCIATION'.
Kock Island, hi.
Commencing Wednesday, Dec. 7, and continuing until Sat
urday, Dec. 24. If you value your purse it will pay you to
purchase, even if not in need just at present.
See Our Prices.
Nine different styles of
Ladies' ; Shoes iu
turns, welts and Mc
Kay sewed, all go at OO A K
one price hsTvJ
Warm lined slippers for ARp
the Ladies f-sJU
Misses1 and Children's Shoes
at unheard of prices.
The celebrated John
ston & Murphy Men's
Shoes, sold the coun
try over for $6 to if 7, Qf-
our price .
iT. a. J
jAll Men's S
! welts in tans, colt
skins and box calf,
fssf 1 CO
I i i cd feySi &
; 5. Jty &
We intend to give you the benefit of this sale when you
need the goods; so come and see what we have to offer.
The prices are for cash only.
The Leader in Reliable Footwear at Low Prices,
teenth Street and Second Avenue.
I WRIGHT & BARBER 1
r Have decided to clean out
r all the odds and ends in $g
I ladies' fine hand turned
? shoes for 99 cents a pair. &
f Shoes that formerly sold
for $2.50, $3 and $3.50. jT
q These small and narrow
sizes must go. Call before V
S your size is gone.
5 No Fooling. ?
g They Must Go . . . p
I WRIGHT Sc BARBER, f
See Our Prices.
ah i.aaies 4 grauesin
turns and welts, in
Many styles :n our reg
ular $'2.i0 grades in
Skating Slios, kan
garoo calf, kid and
cloth tops, for this
Adams' celebrated $3..r0
grades, all colors and
shapes, for this $3 10
Soiiil hlioes for Men in
laee or congress
Solid Shoes for Hoys,
sizes 1 to u
for "papa" or "hubby" is one of
our downy, easy and rest ul
Turkish chairs. Christinas gifts
are here in abundance for rich or
poor, suited to all pockets, in
handsome parlor sets, chairs, line
rockers, china closets, chiffoniers,
lounges, smoking chair, etc.
Our list of holiday good is com
plete and comprehensive.