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THE ASeiTS. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1899.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1634 Second
Avenue, Bock Island. m. Entered at the
PostoSce as Second-class matter.
IX THE DIME OF J. W. POTTER.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per week. Weekly,
12.00 per annum; In advance (1.50.
All communications of political or argumen
tative character, political or religious, must
bave real name attached for publication. No
sucb article will be printed over fictitious sig
Correspondence solicited from every town'
ship In R)ck Island county.
Satukdav, September 16.
The free park scheme was beaten
in Galesbnrg by 56 rotes.
Lee county has appropriated $100,
000 for a new court house at Dixon,
the county seat.
The Jewish population in the
United States is. estimated at 1,043,
800, of whom 9.5,000 live in Illinois.
Ex-Senator Bi.air. of New Hamp
shire, says he has studied the ques
tion only a short time, but has found
that there are .047 trusts up to date,
with a capitalization of $$.000,000.
000. Two billions of this eight, he
thinks, just about represent the
bonds, while the other six billions are
water, much of the latter being held
by people who will lose it one of these
days. Most ol tbe.se trusts have been
formed since the election of William
The Pullman l'alace Car company
has just broken its record. It has
permitted the use of the J tourist
sleepers that were used in bringing
the Colorado volunteers irom ban
Francisco to Denver for a day longer
than thev were contracted for with
out charge, which is equivalent to a
donation of $1,000 to the Colorado
free train fund. This is said to be the
lirst time in existence that the Pull
man company has done anything gen-
Labor had its innings in the big
trust conference at Central Music
hall, Chicago, vesterday, and when it
was over, it was not difficult to deter
mine the position of labor with refer
erence to this universally conceded
evil which, under the patronage of
tariu legislation, has grown into the
nation's commercial and industrial
social system. The trusts were
branded as hostile to good govern
ment, inimical to industrial interests.
and subversive of the principles of
national and personal lioerty. bix
speakers, every one a leader, brought
out thoir heaviest artillery and tired
ifcoff full in the face of the trust ad
vocates. Ami the audience seemed in
general to be with the speakers. The
liiujol it vVO delegates and visitors
alike showI their concurrence with
the opinionxpressed by frequent
and hearty otfifcursts of applause.
Ok the live riei powerful battle
ships, now complerd, popular inter
est is centered in Ibe Alabama and
Kcarsarge, principally because of
their historic predecessors of the
same names. A noteworthy feature
is the fact that while these gigantic
floating fortresses will in the future
light side by side under the inspira
tion of "Old Glory" borne at their re
spective mastheads, the original ships
fought side by side, but under the
opposing standards of the "stars and
stripes'" and the "stars and bars,"
off Cherbourg. France, toward tbe
close of the civil war. The name of
the Kearsarge is perpetrated by act of
congress, in this instance breaking
the rule of the navy department,
which in effect is that battleships
shall be called after states of the
union. Both the Alabama and Kear
sarge are practically ready for their
trial trips. The former is at the
yards of her famous builders, the
Cramps, in Philadelphia, and the lat
ter is installing her batteries at the
younger yard at Newport News, Vir
ginia. The Alabama is one of a class
vf three ships, the other two being
the Illinois and Wisconsin. A sister
shin to the Kearsarge is the Ken
Tttr.r.t aoldiers in the regular army
in th Philippines have been tried bv
' court-martial and convicted of assault
ing native women in the islands, the
penalty of which has in two of the
instances been fixed at death and in
the other at a long term of imprison
ment. The cases, we are advised
from Washington, are scon to be
of the Glob for
W'.1"! 1 T fit k . . n . . . f
ana preparaa man uw etrtneent
GERHAH MEDICAL LAWS
IV - . 1 .
mi iinunn 77
World reaowaed T Remarkably racreatfol t
jBlvvranlm wit a Trad Mark" AKlnr,'1
23o. ASOcabottla. Atalldiwristaorthroorb I
f. IS. CO. d3 Purl St JTXWKSS.
31 HIGHEST AWARDS.
13 Branca Haas Ovs G1hwqtb,
VV ImiIiii H hoUsaU ami JirtttU V
brought to the attention of the presi
dent for final judgment before the
execution of the military sentence,
and accompanying this information
is the assurance from one of the ad
ministration papers, that the presi
dent will not interfere, in order that
the effect of the carrying into force of
the penalty may have its influence on
the insurgents.' These American sol
diers, regardless of how they may de
serve their fate, are to be pnt to death
therefore, not in the interest of army
discipline, or because of the outrageous
nature of their crime, but that it may
have its effect on the enemy. Tnis is
justice with a high hand. If these
soldiers have committed an outrage
deserving of the extreme penalty, en
force it, not because of the effect upon
the enemy, but because justice de
mands, but the commander-in-chief
will approach very near to the French
spectacle of justice if he withholds
mercy that would otherwise be ex
tended in order to please the enemy.
If the administration has at any time
been desirous of convincing the na
tives that this nation is well meaning
it should bave told them so at the
outset, informed them of what they
had a right to know, but it is the
part of neither a brave nor a just
nation to deliberately sacrifice its own
soldiers for the mere enect of the sac
rifice on the other side.
ANCHOR" STOOXACHAI. bast for
America's Unnatural Mission.
The incongruous attitude of the
present administration in its dealings
with the phases growing out of the
war with Spain was forcibly set forth
in Hon. Fred White's address at Dav
enport Thursday night when he said:
"When the emblem of Spanish tyran
ny was replaced in long-suffering
Cuba with the stars and stripes there
came from all our people one long
shout of approval. Democrats and
republicans were alike anxious to
strengthen the arm of the government
in dealing the death blow to the lin
gering cruelty of inhuman Spain. By
unanimous vote President McKinley
was given the key to the national
treasury and empowered to expend
the people's money whatever might be
necessary td drive Spain from Cuba
Congress, without a hostile vote, sa
luted tbe Cuban people with the bene
diction. 'You are, and of right ought
to be, free and independent.'
Who among us all would have
prophesied that the same army and
navy and same appropriation that lib
erated our allies inCuba would at
once be employed against our allies
in the Philippines, who were fighting
for their freedom against the same
tyrant with far more commendable
valor than ever Cuba did? In the long
list of bloody deeds that disgrace hu
mankind, none, it seems to me, is so
entirely black and dastardly as the
awful drama we ate now enacting
the carrying of war by lire and sword
into the devoted homes of innocent
people who never did us the slightest
wrong and who battled for their free
dom centuries before the American
colonies raised the banner of revolt
against George III. To slaughter
such a people and apply the torch to
their homes 'are acts that define the
tyrant.' Tell me not that I should be
conservative in the use of my lan
guage, diplomatic in my utterances
and tolerant in my criticisms. As I
study this question from day to day
and learn fact after fact, my indigna
tion intensilies and I lind it impossi
ble to dilute my language with modi
"The treaty of peace, article 9, pro
vides that 'the civil rights and politi
cal status of tbe native inhabitants of
the territory hereby ceded to the
United States shall be determined by
the congress.' After the ratification
of the treaty President McKinley
failed to communicate with congress
upon the subject which the constitu
tion and treaty both enjoined him to
do. Congress expired by limitation
.March 4 last, and so far the president
has not availed himself of his power
to call an extra session. ltb a
swiftness that was truly laughable be
called an extra session which swiftly
passed 'the mother of trusts' bill.
But in the present case involving hu
man lives and the future of the re
public he refuses to convene the law
making power which alone is by the
constitution empowered 'to declare
wai.'and bv the treaty of peace to
let-mine the eivil rights and political
statu of the native inhabitants' of
'i Xirtmiie islands."
military steam roller and flatten them
to the level of a New England village.
He failed, and the present deplorable
situation in the Philippines is c
suit of his failures.
No, the president will not remedy
the present evils by a combination of
good generalship and imbecile admin
istration. We must have not mere
brute conquest in the Philippines, but
good government. A general like
Miles and an administrator like Wood
would soon restore peace, harmony
and the honor of the American
in the east.
Bad blood and indigestion are dead
lv enemies to e-ood health. Burdock
Blood Bitters destroys them
sale by Marshall & Fisher.
4 4 The Laborer is
Worthy of His Hire:9
But a. wage-earner can
get more for his personal ser
vices if in strong and vigorous
health. The blood is the
life-giving and strength-making
part of the system. If it
is pure, all is welt; if not, it
should be purified with
Hood's Sarsaparilla, which
makes the weak strong.
Can Eat " Was tired out, had no
appetite until I took Hood's Sarsaparilla.
R buHt me right up and I can eat heart
ily." Etta. SM. Hager, Aihol, Mass.
Hood' rare llverills: Mi- mm -Irritatlnc and
"only rathartfri tiTYiik'e wltfajljyriirtlla.
nviiTvn pniVTPRPfP OWNER CAN
-T have same by calling at R. L & P. round-
OST CK MISPLACED SOMK TIME DTTR-
jnin oi Mar, a -HMimre nuc.
to ibis office :.::d receive re-
enth avenue, in voice culture, piaco and smug
At RS. D. D. ROSS WILL GIVE
.'1 at her home. Fifteeotb street ard
J J a Dacka?e containing a ladieV silk w aist.
r maer jjiea.se return to ouice
OST FROM H RIDGE CAR SEPT. l.t. 1HS9
ol Tri-L'ity Rsil
SEPT. 4. A SILVER-CASK WATCH
with metallic chain. Kinder please re
turn town Twentv-third btreet, Rock Island,
111., and teceive reward.
X OST A
Fourtn avenue and Nineteenth street
a-! McCabe store. Kiader return to this
ofltce and receive reward.
LOT ON TWENTY-SEVENTH STREET
between Eigut-and-a-lialf and Ninth ave
nues, a pair of pld spectacles, iinuer
please return to The Akgcs oOlce.
MONEV TO LOAN CHATTEL
raie loans by W. II Eastman. I
ond avenue, without publitv or removal. He
also makes collections, hard ones a specialty.
1?Y REASON OF THEUL HEALTH OF
M Miss Robinson, the tirtnoOi. 1! Kobinson&
Co. has decided to dispose of its (.-ropery busi
ness at SOiti Ninth avenue. An excellent busi
TALMISTRY THELMA. THE EGYPTIAN
X palmist, is here by special request, and
can be consu.ted confidentially nn ad subjects
of life, business or love affairs. Palmistry is a
science by which the past, present and future
ran be told. Satisfaction cuaran'ecd. Read
infts -.'"h: and up. Parlors 3; Seventeenth
YOf VISIT CHICAGO INVES-
tfate the Imperial iras lanir. It will be
a revelation to you in its economy, simplicity
and perfection. The Imperial K'ves the most
perfect light ana at tbe leant expense. It
Kives oo candle pawer liKht. at a e st of one
cent per day. No otlor. no smoke, no dantrer
r.ach fixture makes its own kras. It must be
peen to be apprecia ed. We shall be pleased
to nave you ca:i unc examine whether you
want to buy or not Vho imperial Jas Lamp
Company. 13J and 'I Lakj? street.
OLD KING COAL
Half Way Meaanra.
New York Joknai.
There are !iiation from time to
time that theV,iminisiration is pre
paring to deal h Geni Otis on the
Dreyfus plan. V wia tind him,
'guilty, with exVluating circum
stances." It will Juit that he is
incapable of handhng the affairs of
war and peace in the I'Jifippines, and
so will relieve him of mUvirv duties,
but will continue to allow !m to di
rect the civil administratio. That
wiil not do. It was the wretcVd in
competence of Otis as a civil atrnin
istrator that gave him an opportunity
to display his imbecility as a genera"".
It was because he could not handle
the Filipinos in peace that he was
forced to attempt to handle them in
war. The Journal has published evi
dence showing that long before the
first shot was lired in the Philippines
the self-complacent stupidity of Otis
was alienating the natives and paving
the way for insurrection. His fatuous
ineptitude was incredible. He sat at
his desk issuing orders that uprooted
the traditions "of 400 years without
ever taking the trouble to inquire
what sort of people he was dealing
with. He discouraged attempts on
the part of his subordinates to get in
touch with the natives and find out
what the actual conditions were. He
thought he could ride over all the
habits of an Asiatic people with a I
will soon be monarch of th sit
uation again, when anturfual.
breezes feel as if they hadstravl
down from Klondike. Now" ii
tbe time to till your bin with your
winter's supply before coal goes
up to cold weather prices. By
tilling it with Frazer's coal you
will assure yourself of warm,
comfortable rooms during the
winter. It is the best coal mined.
E. G. Frazer.
All kinds ofiepairing. and
plumbing, gas . and steam
fitting done quicby and in a
thorough manner Supplies
furnished and every order
given prompt attention.
WANTED A GOOD SHTRT MACHINE
operator at the Gem launry.
WANTED BOARDERS. CHOICE ROC MS
ana board at 8220 Fourth avenue.
TANTED SOLICITORS AT 1PI0 THIRD
avenue ai once, vv orK on commission.
ANTFD-A COMPETENT GIRL FOR
k."-." Mwwcwwuk t l 1 1 1 j jr ouria av-
ANTED MA N TO SAW WOOD.
steauy employm -nt at E R HcKoirn s
TANTED TWO ROOD COAT MAKERS
at once at uus Eiglin s, 1!3 Second ave
TANTED A POSITION BY A 13-YEAR-
uiu ujf. can at a-is meteetth street.
ANTFD-A COOK OR KITCHEN GIRL
ui. jusepo ttosenneia 8. iij Tht d ave-
T ANTED AT THE HOME OF DR. AND
Mrs. W. F. Majiill, 715 Twentieth street,
girl for general housework.
Y7 ANTED PUPILS WISHING TO TAKE
t private lessons in aancing can Qo so by
enquiring at 710 Fifth avenue. Jones.
WANTED-SECONDHAND HARD COAL
t nea-er. Must be In rood condition and
reasonable. Address -Cash." A rgcs office.
WA NTED GOOD. RELIABLEOIL S ALES
man. on commission orsalary. Address
Quaker Oil and Implement company, Cleveland,
"IVTANTED TO RENT A COTTAGE OF
v v five or six rooms. Stare location and
terms. Acuress room &y. Miteheli & Lynde
WANTED T WOMEN COLLECTORS AND
solicitors for Rock Island. Permanent
positions. 59 Mitchell & Lynde building, be-
l"tCU 3 ttEiU D p. III.
WANTED LOCAL SOLICITING- AGENT
for accident insurance: one who can de
vote sufficient time to the business to make it
prontable. Address "E M.." A bgcs.
TANTED FIVE OR SIX ROOM COT-
v tage in good residence neighborhood.
by man and wife only. Will lease for long
pe ion ii suiteu. Aoarefs at once L. t; , ah
WTANTED-HONEST MAN OR WOMAN
V to travel for large bouse. Salary
monthly and expenses with increase. Position
pennuuent. Enclose self-addressed stamped
envelope. itCreiary, J Caxton building
r A NTED HUSTLING AGENTS TO
v y sell our incandescent gasoline lamps.
r.acD burner produces luo-itandle power light
a'l stores want them: good inducements to re
li ble salesmen. The Ohio Illuminating com
pany, Mansfield, Chio.
WANTED GOOD SOLICITORS IN ROCK
Island to take orders for tbe celebrated
Singer sewing machine. A No. 1 contract
given to rizbt parties. Call on, or address the
Singer Manufacturing company, 41T Harrison
street, uavenport, low a.
WANTFD- WOMEN TO BIND DRESS
T rbielus at home. Steady work: d stance
no dis-dvantagc ask your dealer to show you
Kora Shields. Ivora (shields snan on waist
without sewing. Send 10 cents for catalogue
of work The Kora Shield company, 525
llrcome street. New Ycrk.
TTT A NT ED SOLICITOR S FOR ACCIDENT
v and sick benefit insurance. Gooq mon
ey for real live active so icltors. Must have
some solicitors wh) fpaak the German and
Swedish languages Call at ".06 Brady street
Dave port, after 5:30 p. tn . or addre-s insur
ance agent, same address.
Ttr ANTED TO LOAN MONEY ON DIA-
T T monds. watches, jewelry, hardware,
musical instruments, bicycles, clothing, dry
goods, furniture., etc. Highest cash prices
paid (or second hand goods of all kinds also.
The above goods for sale at half th usual
store Driees. All business transactions strictly
conhdentml. His new number and location,
l.'iiii Second avenue. Don't forget iu J. W
Jonas. Two rings on 1347.
IOR RENT OFFICE ROOM OVER DAVID
Don's store, 1GJ7 Second avenue.
IOR RENT UNFURNISHED ROOMS
quire at iT7',i Fourth avenue.
FOR RENT LARGE DOWN STAIRS
front room, first house back of the Union
FOR RENT THREE OR FOUR ROOMS FOR
light housel.eeping furnished or unfurn
ished. Address f. v. box 3ie.
FOR RENT TWO FURNISHED ROOMS
can be u'td for light hou-ekeepieg if de
sired. Apply at -"7(2 fcaghth avenue.
TTIOR RENT ONE FURNISHED AND
JJ three unfurnished rooms at 230 1 hlrteenth
street must have good reference.
r RF.NT AT 1229 SECOND AVENUE,
JD larire rooms, well furnished: gas. bath.
steam beat. A first-class hnme tab'e Best
location in the city. Corner Thirteenth street
and Second avenue.
IjXR RENT A NINE-ROOM HOUSE ON
Seventeenth street and Twelfth avenue.
AH modern improvements. Would rent to
two sma l families if de-i-d Inquire of J. D.
Beeeber. six seventeenth street.
TTIOR RENT A BO Ah DING HOUSE OF 20
m- rooms, , , 1 li , , rwuiiu i.uu . u
avenue. Party i en ting must buy the house-
UU1U IUII1IIUIC ..ll' ..-.lLl lb , u .1 11 , v, viu- a
TJOR RENT A FIVE ACRE FRUIT AND
JL truck farm. Good houe. barn and water
Located two and one-balf ra ls f om Rock
Island and two blocks from Milan car line.
A ply immediately to Theodore Holdorf. South
X. at 1H03 Seconl avenue.
SALE OR RENT A 200 ACRE FARM
b mile from Coal alley. Inquire of
7OR RALI- FIRST-CLASS POOL TABtE
. with MiJ-rack. etc.: a bargjUn. Apply at
3100 Fifth avenfl.e. KocK Island.
TjK)R SALE SHETLAND PONY FIVE
A? months old. hafCr brok and ufced to chil-
dred, t3u. ACdrets -X."' The Argus.
TTIOR SALE A NEWSKVEN K OM MOD-
i - am. v. -. . - , .nil i , 1 1 1 1 . g ntnillv
locied. Apply immediately at Tart If th
TJH3R SALK-NTVV.Ar-aiE FRUIT FARM.
A. Ali kinds of fruit: gr1 buildings: near
town. argain tor some OV c 1 1 u mwn.
Gordon & lvman.
LTOR SALE-T A SAC
A farm near 'own. '-on
old cheap to set ?e an extate.
rain cheap lor cab. No tr:
TTiOR SALE COAL Ir. ANY
M. . or so bushels or orertit'
Ivered C. O. D. to any part f the
oraers at Commercial douse
Island, or Enos J ames, Milan.
rcuit. to be
Here is a bar-
rr ton. do
OR SALE A NEAT OFFICE tfABINET
with &twit. A, 1ifT.rnt Jid4c- fuub.e for
Bl.!ng legal blanks or any description ofpspfcrsj,
in nut iorm to oe kcpi in anape lor wnung.
A cotnu-ehensive index connected- Just the
thing for any office with contracts, eic. to
hie. Addreu H- E. C. care of Till Abacs.
IrOR SALE ANY ONE WISHING TO
embark in a good paying businets can do
so by investing in househi id fjixitute and
keeping roomers, cat buy the rurnionings at a
rent the house In running order. Central loca
tion and all modern convrmencea. Address
M. 60 ' Aaocs office.
Special Business Mention
The following firms are recommended to readers of The Ar
gus as prepared to serve patrons to the best possible
advantage, and worthy of business confidence:
Suits made to
Cleaning and re
done at lowest
Not made by a trust.
Black Joe Cream
It Is the creamiest of ill
L. E. West, Gum Co.
Gil Seventeenth St.
Rock Island, 111.
licited. Car lots a
S. A. MAGER
Second ave. and
ACADEMY OF THE
conducted by tbe
t-isters of the visi
tation. 2a:;i Firth
avenue. I lock Is
land. Tbe Acad
the new academy
will be opened
M-ndy Sept. 18.
MUSIC. ART. EL
and the languages.
F. A. LKlTHSElt. E- F. SCHILUNliKB,.
F. A. Leithner & Co.
We will clean and press
your clothes for only $ 1 per
month. All work guaran-
Clothes called for and
616 Seventeen'!. St.
Rock Island, IU.
Hull & Co.
Mitchell & Lynde
0J5, Fourth Ave.
tieth St- and
We jriTe the
for the least
AND ALL KINDS
Hides, wool & Tal
low. Highest price
paid whether in
small or large
or car load lots.
ave. 'Phone 4'.2.
Kock Island, ill.
2100 Fifth aye.
Tne next session
For terms and full
to REV. J. T. A.
E. F. Stroehle
Chicago papers de-
fsjivered and o.ders
I tSfcken for all peri-
then go to
Ask your Gro
cer for it and get
a Cook Book free.
117 East Seven
First class work.
Buy and Sell.
H. S. RACHMAN
in town to
1003 Second avenue.
Rock Island 111.
property and lot s
for sale in the
E. J. Burns.
Real estate and
cy, Reom 12,
Uradoate 1881 of
Eleven Years in
DR. J. It. COZINE,
Office and residence
over David Don's
store. 1615 2nd; Ave.
Kock Island, I1L
Chicago papers de
livered. 327 Twentieth
A complete line
of new and 2d
At the lowest prices.
1623 Second Ave.
24th St. and
3rd Ave. Rock
If you Intend do
ing any building call
Shop and residence
at No. 1234 Thirty
eighth street, Rock
Prr J. H Light,
of Nevada. Mo . is
now in the ciiy. stoo
ping at 31H Sixteenth
st eel; Roek Island.
111. I give special t
tentlon to treating
nhronlo d seses
where medicine has
tailed. Call ard see
Free. Remember 1
give no medicine.
Great cases of new
nnd second band
school books and
school suoplles ar
rived last week.
This makes our line
complete, and we
are ready to supply
you with the best
line and nt bottom
prices. Hring your
We will tke them
Go to Walker's
for anything in
the school line.
Second - Street,
July 24. I have
30 years and whs af
flicted wi'h rheuma
tism for two years.
J H. Light gave me
six Magnetic and
and now I am well. I
mend him to any one
where medicine has
no effect. Give him
one trial at least.
L. J.FORNEY, M.D.
F J. Steele. Pro
1709 Second a v.,
Your entire ward
robe cleaned and
pressed for Jl per
for and delivered.
m'frd. by Penn
Oil & Supply Co.
For sale by all
Rock Island Electric Co.
Complete lino of electrical
supplies. Lawn mowers
sharpened, and general re
pair work of all kinds giv
en prompt attention.
Estimates cheerfully furnished.
119 Eighteenth Street.
2518 Fifth Avenue.
M. T. Free
es, clocks, and
keepers. Artistic jewel
ry making and
done. All work
2i 20th St.. E aide
served at noon,
Lunch from 4:30 to
Hral-ed beef with
and hot cakes Inc.
John E. Jayncs,
Short order house
or en day or nigm.
IS0 Second Ave.
a new invention,
30 Bridge Avenue,
Choice hard and
soft coal and coke.
lime, cement and
building material in
retail. Rock Island.
for Furnace Use. '
Rock Island, VI.
in public schools.
Private studio in Y.
M C. A. build'ng.
Office hours, I tod
and 1 to ! p. m. and
ail day Saturdays.
Try It. .
631 Thirty eighth at.
O. D. DORAN,
CROWN & BRIDGE
work a specially
J. P Williamson
New and sec
1511 Sec6nii AvV
B. . KNOX,
413 Twentieth St.
405 Brady Sfeet.
322 Twentieth St.
Hock Island. Tete-
Estimates on any
Comple'e stock of
and electric fixtures
are prepared to
do binding, bunch
ing ai.d sharing.
Also heavy or
Prop forging a
W. T. Maaill,
Office !n Masonic
il l" to !-':' a. n:
1:30 to i.-U) p. m.
(.Vmplete line of
At Fourth Ave
nue Shoe Store.