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THE AEQU8, FEIDAT, DECEMBER 29. 1899.
Published DI1 y and Weekly at 1834 Smod
Avenue, Bock Island, HL Entered at the
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men article wm be printed over fictitious Big
Correrpondenee solicited from every torn
anip in uoea island county.
Fkiiat December. 2'J.
Fokmeu President Cleveland, who
has been c-on fined to hi 4 bed for ev
eral davs. is reported improving and
able to be up.
XiiK Wniiam J. liryan league it to
give its annual banouet at the Tre-
mont houie in Chicago in celebration
of Jackson day the evening of Satnr
day, Jan. (i. Col. lirvan will be the
guest of honor and will deliver the
wain add res.
CoMHcEssiONaL and senaloiial re
apportionment and the seat now oc
cupied hr Senator Ctilluin in the
United States senate are iuestiuns
which are now agitating the minds of
politicians, particularly those or re
Monopoly breeds monopoly, and
wliiie railroads enjoy monopoly privi
lege?, using them for private profit
nlv, ami banks and great trut com
panies possest a virtual monopoly of
money, trusts will lie tuunUed and
will llonr'nh de.pite efforts at correc
iiik tiii igi iriDuue nas discov
ered that the high price of laths is a
striking evidence of the prosperity of
the la!xnug man, wbo. it thinks, is
building little homes so fast that the
demand for laths has -ent the price
kvward. The furniture trust ought
t cniplov the Tribune to explain whv
prices of cheap household furniture
have been boo.-ted oO jer cent in tiO
Ir is not improliaUe that house
keeper on t be 1'acilic coat will soon
lie ortiering their oysters oy the piece
instead of oy the hundred. Fifty bar
rels of t he famous 1 eo oysters from
Japan, which frequently grow to tht
length cf a foot, and are of tint1 ilavor.
are soon to be planted in the title-
waters of Wasbingtoi and Oregon.
The Japanese oysters are carved up
instead or iieing gulped down when
jrved at the table.
A ' iHiMN'; to (he Chicago Tribune,
James A. Allen, of Palm vra. Wis., who
is now linishing his 60th consecutive
year as justice of the peace in that
e:ty. is entitled to wear the belt as the
champion otlice holder. Until the
(irant administration Mr. Allen was a
consistent republican. Since that
lime he has voted the demoerati
ticket, but t be change in his politics
has made no dinereiu-e in Ins success
at the polls. In fact, he is so popular
that for tears he has been unanimous
ly nominated by loth parties.
l.y.r the "financiers'" and their dupes
paste this prediction in their hats: If
congress shall pass the gold standard
bill and it is signed by the president,
the effect will be very much like th-it
of the great "sound money victory"'
in W'.'ii. liusiness of all kinds will
feel a serious set-hick, and next sum
mer the republicans will be declaim
ing that the lack of confidence and
hard times are due to fear of Hryan's
election. In fact, the effect of the
passage of the bill is already apparent
in the east. Grand Kapids Democrat.
The tirst annual meeting of the Illi
nois Historical society, to lm held at
the Bradley Polytechnic institute.
Peoria, next week .Ian. a ami 6.. 11)00
will lie an event of more than ordi
nary iuterest and importance. On
the evening of Fridav. Jan. .", Dr.
f When your throat and lungs $
f are perfectly healthy you f
needn't worrv about the
j germs of consumption. They j
9 don't attack healthv people. 9
It's the weak, debilitated, in- f
flamed membranes that are
first affected. Hard coughs w
and colds weaken your throat 9
and lungs and make con-
sumption more easy. 9
f If your kings arc weal
t scon's Emulsion t
is the best remedy you can take It
soothes and heab and jives tone
and strength to these delicate mem
branes. In this way you can prevent
consumption. And you can cure it
also if you haven't had rt too long.
Keep taking it until your lungs are
strong and your weight restored.
At all itnmti: mM a. m
SCOTT a BOW.N fc. Chwiiiii. NnYwk.
Richard Ed wards. - of T?lonminrton
formerly state superintendent of pub
lic instruction, will deliver the annual
address; and Saturday afternoon Hon
George N. Black, of Spring&eld. wil
speak on the "Historical Materials ii
the State Historical Library."1
Tanner Snppoaetf to be Oat.
At the conference of his frieuds and
admirers at the state house at Spring
field yesterday afternoon as the pre
liminary to the ropublican "love
feast" in progress today. Gov. Tanner
stated form ally that ne nau ue-
termined that the best interests of
the party would be served in declina
tion on Lis part to stand as a candidate
for renomiuation. The announcement
was made in aa extended valedictory,
in the course of which the governor
paid bis compliments to friends and
foes alike within the ranks of bis own
party, but took the patriotic position
that he regarded party welfare para
mount to personal advancement, and
hence bad determined to put himself
out of it. After Sunt. . i.. lav lor,
of the hospital for the insane at Wa-
tertown, bad spoken fervently in
praise of Tanner, and bad apparently
shown his feeliogs ia the matter to an
extent that a doubt might be left as
to how far the governor intende l bis
own remarks to be considered sen
ouslv. the. latter again reiterated bis
withdrawal from the field of candi
dates, all of which bad a most de
pressing effect upon those who shared
in the retiring executive's patronizing
stniles, especially with our own ag
gressive but always cordial Dr. Tay
After the governor had expressed
bis declination to longer stand before
his parlv as a candidate for favor.
Lieut. tov. orthcott hung out bis
sbingleas a --jeceptive candidate, and
opened quarters. Congressman Reeves,
of Strcator, and Judge llanecy, of
Chicago, are the couspicuous rivals
for the gubernatorial nomination.
with Richard Yates, of Jacksonville,
looming near and just behind them.
And Hi era will be others.
PtKDoal Rlcbea of Senators.
More than f 10n.OUU.000 in property
is owned tv less than one-third of the
membership of the United States sen
ate. I bis is how it is distributed :
f'bauncey M. Depew (rep.). New
lork, personal wealth, f J.OOO.W).
Marcus Alon.o Ilanna (rep ). Ohio
coal and iron mine owner and manu
facturer, railroad and steamship lines
and banker. fl-J.uuw.wu.
William Andrews Clark (detu.)
Montana, mine owner, banker and
Stephen Benton Elkins (rep.), West
irginia. coal and irou mutes and
John lVrcival Jones (silver), Ne
vada gold and sliver mines, fill. 000,-
Red field Proctor (rep.), Vermont,
John Kean (rep.). New Jerscr.
lawyer and banker, fo.OOO.OOO.
I nomas Collier Plate (rep.), -w
York, express company, banker and
commercial interest. d.000,000.
(Jeorge Peabodv Wetmore (rep.)
Rhode Island, banker, lawyer ami cap
Nathan B. Scott (rep ). West Vir
ginia, capitalist, f.OOO.OOO.
William Morris St; wart (silver).
Nevada, lawver and gold and silver
mine owner. $2,000,000.
Nelson W. Aldrich (rep.), Rhode
Island, street railway uuguaU-, $1 -
Addison G.. Foster (rep.), Washing
ton, lumber, coal and shipping, $2.-
James McMilan (rep ), Michigan,
Klward Oliver Wolcott (rep.). Colo
rado, lawver and mining. 2.0oo,000.
lleurv Cabot Inlge (rep.). Massa
chusetts, literature, 2.O0O,OO0.
Charles Warren Fairbanks (rep ),
In. liana, lawyer. f2.O0O.0O0.
Joseph Benson t oraker (rep.). Ohio,
lawyer, f 1. 000,000.
William J. Sewell (rep). New Jer
sey, railroads and bauking, 2,000,-
Joseph Wry Quarles (rep.). Wis
consin, lawyer and lumber, f 1,500,-Ooo.
Boies Penrose (reo ). Pennsylvania
Francis K. Warren (rep.), Wyom
ing, lawver. f I.oOO.OOO.
Eugene Hale (rep.), lawver, f 1,000, -
i ) i.
George C. Perkins (rep.), steam
ships and bankiag. f5.OOO.0O0.
George Shoup (rep.). Idaho, sheep
and mine owner, f I.OOO.OOO.
Joseph Simon (rep.), Oregon, law
ver, f l.ooo.OOO.
Lome Raaare rtr Eacllah 4. an.
I'uder on lor of the Knglish admi-
raltv there are now being built at
Woolwich arsenal V. guns which have
iiiaxlumiii range of "JO miles. Each
of thes? new weapous weighs SO tons
ami carries a abell weighing GOO
pouuds. pays the Chicago Tribune.
They require for ench shot a charge of
M7 pounds of cordite and have a mur
r.le velocity of V.Gi feet a second. Six
of these gnus have already been de-
ivered anl are Hkoly to be used la
Limitation af the Bard.
When In after years the Transvaal
bar'! sets out to immortalize iu stir
ring, heroic hexameter the deeds of bis
aires, he stands to be' distressed by
Pietermaritr.tuirg. St. Ixuls Republic
Tae Miatletac'a Spell.
Vnorr 1H wiitlp( lauirhinf rvr
rinh m- a chillcin gmtins.
WM1 pout irtc Uf. rntirincl nar,
Wira ax that tuna is Sening.
Th kiat I take mtmm round rm a rQ
Of aljr Cupid'a artful coatriring;
A willing raptiTe. no wiaa to escape.
1 h.1 ft t-m If. lm, m. r .t-inmv
VaItlaaa Vmnj Oaborao la National at-f r
RADIUM BETTER THAN X RAY
A DlMonrr of Mark Practical and
Professor George F. Barker of the
physical laboratory of the University
of Pennsylvania exhibited recently for
the first time in America the newly
discovered chemical element, radium,
which seems destined to create a great
atir In the scientific world, says the
New York Tribune. Years ago Be
querel fonnd that salts of the rare
metal uranium possessed the power of
throwing off a feeble aud invisible ra
diance, like the X rays. Mnie. Cnrle
In Paris last year isolated from the
Bohemian mineral pitchbleud two
other elements that behave in the same
manner, but are far more active. One
of them she called "polonium" and the
other "radium." The latter is said to
be 1,000 times as Intense as uranium In
its photographic effect.
Professor Barker has been cxperi
mentinz with all three of these ele
ments and with the mineral (pitch-
blend or uranite) from which the
two new elements are derived, lie
showed to the Bibliographical club in
Philadelphia the other day n series of
photographic plates on which Impres
sions had been produced by these sub
stances. Ills procedure has been as
A photographic P,ate vras inclosed In
black paper and then covered with ye!
low paper. After one whole day's ex
posure to the sunlight no effect was
produced. This precaution proved the
thoroughness of the protection. Then
the various metals and salts were plac
ed upon the paper covered plate, and
they produced dark stains. In order
to take photographs of objects such as
a hand or foot these objects would be
placed between the metal and the
plate, and the result would be similar
to those obtained by the X rays. Such
substances as bone would show clearly
through the flesh and surrounding tis
sue. A photograph can be taken by
means of radium in half a minute.
The importance of this discovery can
hardly be overestimated. The wonder
ftil results of the X rays, uow so use
ful in surgical diagnosis, can be dupli
cated by a method much cheaper.
Moreover, radium seems to suffer no
diminution of energy or loss of weight
during the process. In addition to pro
ducing an impression on the photo
graphic plate radium produces phos
phoresceiice and discharges electrified
bodies. Thus it will be seen that it pos
sesses all the qualities of the RontgeD
Radium apparently violates one of
the fundamental laws of physics
namely, that of the conservation of en
ergy. It does not derive its photograph
ie power from the sunlight nor lose it
No Right to rgllnesa.
The woman who is lovely in face
form and temper will always have
friends, but one who would be at
tractive must keep her health. If she
is weak, sickly and all run down, she
will be nervous and irritable. If she
has constipation or kidney trouble,
her impure blood, will cause pimples
blotches, skin eruptions and a wretch
ed complexion. Kiectric Bitters is the
best medicine in the world to regulate
stomach, liver and kidneys and to
purify the blood. It gives strojg
nerves, bright eyes, smooth, velvet
skin; rich complexion. It will make
a good-looking, charming woman of a
run-down invalid. Only 50 cents a
Uartz & Ullemeyer's drug store.
Arnold's Brora o Ouery onres head
aches; 10. 34 and 50 nanta. Kaiss'
Bean tha . 9 1M Kind Yoo Haw Always Bcugtt
Can alter the facts in the case of the
compound versus the Pure Goods.
It is not a matter of sentiment or of
opinion alone. It is a question of
getting what you pay for.
It ought not to be necessary to
urge that what is worth having at all
is worth having right.
Our advertising appca's are ad
dressed to those who kuow a good
thing when thev see it. We are
pleased to address your intelligence.
and net vour cupidity. We want
you to see for bew little money really
Fine Wines and Whiskies can be bad
if you will go to the right place for
As the onlv wholesale bouse in the
city holding the legal right to sell by
the bottle, we can save you money on
your purchases and you are spared
the risk of buying adulterated goods.
Our Choice Varieties
Old Crow 1892 lottlel in bond.
Hermitage bottled in bond.
Clark's Rve bottled in bond.
Old Grand Dad.
Mitchell's Irish Whiskies.
- Spanish punch.
Cal'fornia Wines, bottled ripe.
Ports, Muscat. Sherry. Angelica.
All guaranteed free from glucose
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promised or money refunded.
Open every evening until 10.
FAMILY LIQUOR STORE.
Finest Soup for One
Costs One Cent,
Made in One Minute
Because it is pure food.
Contains pure strength.
It is pre-digested and
helps to digest other
foods. Purely vegetable.
Cook Book and tha Story
The Baai Ilea-Stack Mix. Co.
J. M. BAURIE'S "Tommy
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H ' OLIVER CROMWELL" (Ser
RICHARD HARDING DAV-
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HENRY GORMAN'S The
Russia of today.
Articles by WALTER A. WY
CKOFF, author of 'The Work
ers."' . ...
SHORT STORIES by
Thomas Nelson Page
Henry Van Djke
William Allen White
0 FREDERIC IRLAND'S arti-
cies on sport ana expioraiion
'HARVARD FIFTY YEARS
AGO,' by Senator Hoar
The Paris Exposition
NOTABLE ART FEATURES.
3 THE CROMWELL ILLUSTRA
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JOHN L A FARGE
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coaches nd sleeping cars on night
trains to principal cities.
M. A. PATTERSON.
Gen'l Pass. Agent,
Bock Island, III.
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:
Bulta made to
Cleaning and re
done at lowest
KM made bj truu
Black Joe Cream
It lm th vreavmiest of U
I EL West. Gum Co.
fill Seventeenth St.
Rock Island, 111.
I, A. LEIinXER,
Street, Rock Is
Hull & Co.
Mitchell & Lynde
tleth St. and
We give the
for the least
11 0 LI XX
Ask your Gro
cer for it and get
a Cook Book free.
S. A. MAGER
Second are. and
ACADEMY OF THE
conducted by the
sisters of the visi
tation, 2939 Fifth
avenue. Rock Is
land. The Acad
the new academy
will be opened
Monday. Sept. 18.
MUSIO. ART. EL
and the languages.
AND ALL KINDS
Hides, wool & Tal
low. HighexL price
paid whether ia
small or large
or car load lota.
ave. 'Phone 4tttt,
Rock Island, 111.
2100 Fifth ave.
The next session
For terms and full
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taken for all peri
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then go to
24th St. and
Srd Ave.' Rock
THOMAS VAN TUYL,
and all general light
113-115 West Seventeenth street.
J. E. LARKIN
for all collec
returns on all
Office 1712 Second
6U2 Forty-nflh St.
117 Fast Seven
Buy and Sell.
H. 8. RACHMAN
in town to
1605 Second avenue.
Rock Island. 111.
property and lots
for sale la the
E. J. Burns.
Real estate and
cy, Room 13,
Graduate 18S1 of
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DR. J. R. COZIKE,
Office and residence
over David Don a
tore, 1616 2nd; Ave.
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Chicago papers de
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A complete line
of new and 2d
At the lowest prices.
a tea Second IA ve.
St:s those new
miniature in cam
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from the Univer
sal Art publishing
beautiful and at
Taeyare the latest.
Second - Street,
Davenport, I a.
If you Intend do
ing any building call
Shop and residence
at No. lit Thtrtv
elghth street, ltoclc
F. J. Steele. Pro.
1709 Second av.,
. Your entire ward
robe cleaned and
pressed for l per
month. Work culled
for and delivered.
your wife's life
ruTrd. by Ponn
Oil & Supply Co.
For pale by all
Rock Island Electric Co.
Isolated Plants, Motors, Electrical
Supplies and Novelties, General
Repairing. Estimates Cheerfully
Furnished. Private Telephones.
119 Eighteenth Street.
2518 Fifth Avenue.
M. T. Free
served at noon,
Lunch from 4:30 to
Ilralsed beef with
and hot cakes 15c
John E. Jaynes,
Short order house
open day or night.
1M07 Second Ave.
es, clocks, and
keepers. Artistic jewel
ry making and
done. All worn
rs aotb St.. e side
a new invention.
Z30 Bridge Avenue,
Choice bard and
soft coal and coke,
lime, cement and
building material In
retail Kock IUr,d.
for Furnace Use.
Luce a it
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In publia schools.
Private studio In Y.
M. C. A. building
Office boors. 4 to 9
aod 7 to ft p. m- and
aU day Saturdays.
Pan Cake rioor.
631 Thirty-eighth su
O. D. DO RAN,
CROWN ft HRIDQB
work a specialty
Now and seo
1513 Second Av.
B. F. KNOX,
412 Twentieth St.
405 Hrady St-eet,
ltoclc Islnnd. Tele
Estimates on any
Complete stock of
gas, electric and
are prepared to
do bending, punch
ing atd cutting.
Also heavy or
Drop forging a
lid Nineteenth St
W. T. MajUl,
Office In Masonic
6:0 to l .' Oo a. m.
1:30 to 4:30 p. m.