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THE ABGtXS, THURSDAY, JANDAET-4, 4900.
Published Duly and Weekly at IBM Second
Avenue, Bock Island. ILL entered as the
rostoffice as Second-class matter.)
Uf TBI KIMt or J. W. POTTKB.
TERMS Dally, 10 centa per week. Weekly,
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All communications of poll ileal or argumen
tative character, paUtlcal or rellifloum, moat
have real name attached for publication. No
such article will be printed over Betltlous sig
natures. Correspondence solicited from every town
ship la Rock bland county.
Thcu-dat, Jancauv, 4.
"Whoever controls the volume of
money of any country is absolutely
master of all industry and com
merce.' James A. Garlield.
Last week's report of the death of
American boys in ibe Philippines ag
gregated 29." This is, however, just
the evidence supporting the republi
can proposition that peace is f-ntirely
That republican love feast in
Springfield, 111., was a feast all right,
but the love part of it was not in
evidence. It was far different. The
love taps were like those usually ad
ministered in a pugilistic battle be
tween heavy weights.
Bi.snop Potter, of New York, who
is now in Manila, has for years been
interested in the islands of the Pacilic
and a careful student of the natives,
languages and customs. Although
this is bis first visit to the Philippines,
he has at his home an interesting co'-lei-tion
of curios from those islands.
Dui bti.ess the most battle-scarred
hero of tb Transvaal war uptodate
is Lieut. Meiklejohn, of the Gordon
Highlanders. At Elandslaagte be re
ceived three bullets through bis upper
right arm. one through the left thigh,
two through his helmet, a snick in
the neck, one of his lingers blown
awaj and hi s sword and scabbard
were shot to pieces. And he is alive
to tell the tale.
Jidge William Green, of Metrop
olis, owns one of the most interesting
historical spots in southern Illinois, old
Fort Massac, in the suburbs of Metrop
olis. It was garrisoned by the Hritish
long before the American colonies
achieved their independence, and for a
long time thereafter by I'nited States
troops. Metropolis is talking of buy
ing the fort and some surrounding
land for a park.
The fjuarrel between the distin
guished republican statesmen over the
authorship of the gold plank in the
St. Louis platform seems to indicate a
singular ercentricity in the minds of
men. The ink was scarcely dry be
fore the nominee repudiated the senti
ments expressed in the resolution, and
sought election, not as a gold stand
ard man. but as an international bi
metallism With all the talk now in
the rpjl 1 can press and in congress
democrats may expect to see the next
republican convention try again to
humbug I he people with the proiui-e
of an international agreement.
I io not ee any necessity for ad
ditional legislation on the trust jues
tion." savs Congressman Irosvenor. of
Ohio. Mr. flrosvenor is the presi
dent's mouthpiece in the house. He
voices the wishes of loth Hanna and
McKinley in the most ollicial way. Of
conrse he cannot see any necessity for
additional legislation against trusts.
The trusts have done too much for
(irosvenor's party. To interfere with
their schemes of plunder would be
gross ingratitude. So long as tbeMc-Kinley-ltanna
crowd remains in power
at Washington, the trusts are as tafe
from federal molestation as the tropics
are from Dakota blizzards.
The Way Labor Is Affected.
A local contemporary of the Centra
lis Democrat, having made the broad
but untruthful declaration that all
the blessings that labor enjoys are
due to the republican party, and all
the evils that labor suffers are caused
by the demo-ratic party, the Demo
crat pertinently anil truly says:
It might be well to recall in this
connection the great Homestead strike
of 1892, which was the culmination of
a series of ceaseless labor troubles ex
tending all through the Harrison ad
ministration. These labor troubles
in a great measure defeated Harrison
for reflection anil were follow el by
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, etc.
, DR. RICIfTER 9 W rM-Kcnaaracd
What one paysicisn out wnmr tsuncs
J NewYark.July 191897.
n msKing use C Dr.
III 'In maKtng usUf. I f III
Rieht-rVAMCHOR PAIN " " U I
H EXPELLER"in daily peoc-. UcaVy 1
II tic. I found more satis- JmSC
B faction from it. than from r "s 1
any sniment I have ewer used.
lfjLf- a?t I
1 25c aavd He at alt Ari(itu or iMnmjn
r.A4. Blektar ACew.SU Pearl St. Raw lark
36 RICHEST WARDS.
J.aician,W)u)leaU and Btiail
1rJT rnqgt. Mittr,tc
the panic of 1893, which was on
LOVE ON THE FARM.
in. During we lour years louowing,
the growth in strength and number of
labor unions was quite remarkable,
and this has continued not withstand
ing the return to power of the repub
' Now. as to the laws affecting labor.
There is a way to find out about such
things. The law making eight hours
a legal day's work in Illinois went in
to effect March 5. 1867, but no atten
tion was paid to it until after the
democrats got control of the state.
The democratic legislature of 1891
passed laws prohibiting the truck sys
tem of paying wages; providing for
the weekiy payment of wages by cor
poration", prohibiting child labor, and
several other laws asked for by the
lalor unions, which were subsequent
ly knocked out by the republican
"Tbe democratic legislature of 1893
pissed laws to regulate tbe 'sweat
shops.' and also to prohibit employ
ers from coercing their employes to
prevent them from joining labor un
ions. In fact, all of the laws of Illi
nois favorable to labor unions or bene
ficial to lb boring men are of democratic
His Vnlaabl Time Wasted.
A Chicago lady who is the wife of a
wealthy and influential citizen had a
great ileal of trouble recently with her
domestic!. She bad discharged her
cook and second girl and for a few
dars was obliged to do her own coot-
It was on one of these mornings that
a iteremptory knock Hounded on the
kitchen door, is lie wiped lier hands
on the apron aud found at the door a
low browed, insolent looking man, wilb
a small satchel swung; over his shoul
"Go and tell your mistress I want to
sec her. Bridget.' ho said, with a
wave of the hand. Madam surveyed
him in silence a moment and then re
plied stiffly, "I don't choose to."'
"Oh, you don't, eh? Well, now, trot
along, my dear, or I'll have you fired,"
lie returned, with a vicious glance.
Mrs. Klauk was backing within. To
be bo insulted on her ei n doorstep was
such a heinous crime thru her resources
failed her. lint in a uiomL-.it she hit
upon a plan that would brine this
piece vt insolewe to abject humility
Prawiasr her stately figure tip to the
full nud fixing oi, him :t gaze of im
perious disdain, siie said iu measured.
frigid 'one. "I am tbe lady of the
Did he (mail? Oh, no!
-Are youV" he rejoined quickly.
"Why didn't yon say so and not keep
rue vaUing all this time? I got some
soap here that you want, aud"
He vas ptaiins fit the door while the
l:in echoed out over his shoulders in
to the rard. Chicago News.
The German Servants Ordeal.
The young iersou who fills so Im
portant a place in our domestic ar
rangements as housemaid, parlormaid
or "general" ofteu enough takes a
pride in her apiearanoe, which, though
entirely natural, is sometimes irritat
ing to the loss reasonable type of mis
tress. What would she think if it
were necessary for her, ax it apparent
ly is iu Cermauy, before taking :t place
as domestic servant to provide herself
with a special passbook in which a full
description of her iioocarauee must be
This description of the German maid
servant is entered by tbe police of her
native d'stilct and Is sometimes dic
tated more by candor than chivalry.
The color of the eyes and hair and tbe
shape of the nose are all duly cliron
icled. and If the constable is of opin
ion that any of these features are
"ugly" he has no hesitation in say
What possibilities such a system
suggests! Imagine the youug erson
alout to start a career as cook predent
in? herself lefore the local constable
to await bis verdict on her nose and
lips! Loudon St. James Gazette.
Trans as I Loss of Life.
Moralist are discussing- tbe terrible loss of
lfe brought about by tbe Transvaal war. Yet
here life Is sacrificed for a purpose for an bon
est principle. It were better to preach against
tbe needless lo-s ot life- Thousands of people,
succumb to ailtnent-s wbicb might easily bave
been checked in tbe heirlnnins. Dyspepsia car-
ties olT more people than are killed in war
Tbe use of Hotetter"s Stomach Bitters would
save many live. Constipation may seem a lit
tle tbing. but it invariably develops into some-
thlcir worse, and the looter It is allowed to
run. tbe harder it is to eure. Tne'Bi iters cures
indixe-t i an. constipation, dyspepsia and bilious
ness, raturally and permanently, without
shocking the system. It Is good for every
body. Inflammatory Rheumatism Cared In
Morton L. Hill, of Lebanon. Ind.,
says: "My wife had inflammatory
rheumatism in every muscle and
joint; her suffering was terrible and
her body and face were swollen al
most beyond recognition; had been in
bed for six weeks and had eight phy
sicians, but received no beaeht until
she tried the Mystic Cure for Rheu
matism, it gave immediate relief
and she was able to walk about in
three days. I am sure it raved her
life." Sold by Otto Grotjan. 10Q1
Second avenue. Rock Island; Gust
Scblegel & Son. 220 West Second
i had a running, itching sore on
my leg. Suffered tortures. Dean's
Ointment took away the burning and
itching instantly, and quickly effected
permanent cure." C. V. Lenbart,
howling Green, Ohio. For sale by
Marshall & Fisher, druggists.
You should know that Folev'iHnnpv
and Tar is absolutely tbe best remedy
ior an diseases of tne tnroat. chest
and lungs. Dealers are authorized to
guarantee it to give satisfaction. Ac-
A potato went oa a mash
And sought an onion bed.
That's pie for me." bsei-red the squash.
And sU the beets turned red.
"Uo sway," tbe onion, weeping, cried;
"Your love 1 cannot be;
Tbe pumpkin be your lawful bride.
You cantaloupe with me."
Bat onward still ttfc tuber cams
And laid down at ber feet:
"You cauliflower by any name.
And it will smell as wheat;
And I, too, am an early rose.
And you I've come to see.
So don't turn up your lovely nose.
But apinachat with me!"
"I do not carrot all to wed.
So go. sir, if you please."
The modest onion meekly said,
And lettuce, pray, have peas!
Co think tint you hare never area
Myself or smeiled my sigh.
Too long s maiden 1 have been
for favors in your ee!"
"Ah. spare a cuss!" the tuber prayed,
My chenysned bride 3-ou'H be;
Tou are the only weeping maid
That's currant now ith me!"
And as the wily tuber spoke
He caught her by surprUe
And. giving her an artichoke.
Devoured her with bis eyes.
St. l.ouis Republic.
HE WASHED DISHES.
The Hard Job One Boy Had All the
Way to Europe.
The girls who have complained In
various keys because they had dishes
to wash may be glad to hear of a
young man who can look at the mat
ter through their eyes, perhaps more
so. He had shipped as "boy" on a cat
tle steamer for Eurone because he
wanted to save as much as possible on
his transportation, aud but the rest of
the 6tory sounds better in his own
"About 4:30 in the morning I was
awakened and told to go to work.
hastily dressed, for the first aud last
time on board, for during the rest of
the voyage 1 took care not to undress.
It seemed scarcely worth while. 1 ar
rived on deck and found the steward
waiting for me. lie showed me into
the pantry, introduced me to Pants
as the pantryman was called, and told
me that my chief duty during the voy
age would be to wash dishes.
"There was already a large pile of
dirtv dishes waiting to be washed, and
1 rolled up my sleeves, fixed the hot
water and began to work. I had these
almost done when another and larger
lot was brought In from the dining
room. This proved to be the daily pro
gramme. 1 no sooner had one pile
washed than others were brought In.
and 1 was uever done. 1 don't think
1 ever saw so mauv dishes before in
my life, and 1 hope I never shall again
There were tX) passengers aboard be
sides the cattlemen, and six meals
were served each day. I-'rom the
dishes that came out to be washed. I
think that each passenger must have
used at least six plates at a meal."
Detroit Free Press.
Destroying the Point.
Every one kuows the man who Is
notorious for so telling a story as to
destroy Its point. An English noble
man. Lord 1., was noted for his suc
cess in thus ruining the prosperity of
a story. The author of "Collections
and Kecollections" exhibits a specimen
of his lordship's peculiar art.
Thirty years ago two huge houses
were built at Albert Oate, Ixmdon, the
size and cost of which seemed likely to
prohibit tenants from hiring them. A
wag christened them "Malta and Gib
raltar because they can never be
I-ord V. thought this an excellent
Joke and ran 1011 ml the towu, saying to
every friend he met:
I say. do you kuow what they call
those houses at Albert tJate? They
call them Malta and Gibraltar because
they cau never let them. Isn't it aw
Some one told Lord V. the old rid
dle. "Why was the elephant the last
animal to get into the ark?" to which
the answer is, "Because he had to pack
Lonl P. asked the riddle of the next
friend be met and gave as the answer,
"Because he had to pack his portman
The Center of Popalntlon.
"Census experts estimate," says the
Chicago Post, "that the center of popu
lation will be fouud next year to be In
Indiana, close to the Illinois line, at a
point not far removed from the town
of Vincennes. The last census showed
the population center to be between
Columbus, Ind., and Cincinnati. Tbe
increase In the population of Georgia,
Texas, the Indian Territory, Oklahoma,
New Mexico and Arizona during the
last ten years has been sufficient, it Is
thought, to offset any increase in the
northwest and to possibly pull the cen
ter somewhat to the south of the 1S90
parallel. The wealth center is thought
to le in the- neighborhood of San
A writer in Forest and Stream says
that the criminal tendency is mauifest-
ed to a greater or less extent by all
the lower animals, and he has com
piled a list of IS crimes which are
commonly committed by birds, beasts
or reptiles. The indictment includes
murder, parricide; fratricide, suicide,
theft, kidnaping, highway robbery.
polygamy and drunkenness.
Age is not to be feared. Tbe older a
good and healthy person trows the
greater becomes his capacity to enjoy
the deeper, sweeter and more noble
kinds of happiness which the world
Our sentiments, our thoughts, our
words lose rectitude on entering cer
tain minds, as sticks plunged into the
water look bent.
After a woman has reached tbe age
of SO she wonders how many years
will have passed before she Is 3L-J
The Doctors are Here.
Three Months' Services Free.
A staff of eminent physicians and
surgeons from the British Medical In
stitute have at the urgent solicitation
of a large number of patients under
their treatment in this vicinity de
cided to establish a permanent branch
of the institute in this city at No.
1002 Second avenue.
These eminent gentlemen have de
cided to give their services entirely
free for three months (medicine ex
cepted) to ali invalids who may call
upon them for treatment between now
and Feb. 15. These services consist
not only of consultation, examination
and advice, but also of all minor sur
The object in pursuing this course
is to become rapidly and personal lv
acquainted with the sick and the af
flicted, and, under no condition what
ever will any charjjes he made for nnv
services rendered for three months to
all who call before Feb. 15.
The doctors treat all forms of di
sense and deformities and guarantee
a cure in every case thev undertake
At the lirst interview a thorough ex
amination is made, and, if in curable,
you are frankly and kindly told so.
also advised against spending your
money lor useless treatment.
Male and female weakness, cartarrh
and cartairhal deafness, also rupture.
goitre, cancer, and all diseases of the
rectum are positively cared by their
Dr. E. Valentine Ilea ton, the chief
consulting surgeon of tne institute,
will be in personal charge.
Orlice hours from 9 a. m. till 8 p
m. Not open Sundays.
RESTORED TO THOSE WHO CON
Hundreds of hojieless cases have
been cured by them. If you are a
chronic sufferer, no matter what the
nature of your ailment, it will pay
you to see them, because they have
for years devoted all their time to the
study and care of the diseases they
llecause their offices are furnished
with every appli'inctf" and curative
agent known by the world's greatest
specialists to be of service iu the diag
nosis and cure of the disease.
Their Ilerlin system of curing deaf
ness, ringing noises in the ears, ca
tarrh of the nose, throat and stomach
and diseases of the lungs, is curing
cases that have formerly been regard
ed as almost hopeless.
Their Hot Air Tieatment, combined
with Electricity, for the cure of
Chronic Rheumatism and Diseases of
tbe Muscles and Joints, has cured
hundreds of cases.
Men, Young and Old.
Who are nervous, weak in body and
mind, losing flesh, sleepless, low spir
ited, without energy and ambition,
will tind that the doctors have discov
ered remedies that bave proved tbe
greatest boon on earth to this class of
DISEASKS UF THE LUNGS.
First Stages of Cossomptlon, Asthma nod
cured by the Nixon method, combined
with inhalations of oxygen.
CONSULTATION" ANI EXAMIXATIOX
Der Democrat BIdg.
205 West Third Street, Itareoport.
Hours 9 to 11 a. in., 2 to 4 and 7
to 8 p. m. Sundays, 9 to 12 a. m.
A BlR- Snoirfall.
The heaviest fall of snow that ever
took place in England occurred In 1013.
The snow commenced falling on the
lGtb of January, lClo. and continued
e,-ery day until tbe 1-th of March fol
lowing. It covered the earth to such
a depth that passengers, both horse
and foot, passed over gates, hedges and
walls, which had been obliterated by
the white sheet. On the 12th of March
it began to decrease and so by little
and little consumed and wasted away
till the 28th of May. for then all the
heaps and drifts had disappeared ex
cept one upon Kinder scout, which lay
until Whitsun week.
A heavy fall occurred In Scotland in
1G20, the snow falling 13 days and
nights with little or no intermission.
One of the heaviest falls on a single
day occurred on the 21st of February,
17K2, tbe snow in some' places being
from 10 to 12 feet deep.
rlfjlisa Ym Haw Always BagB.
pedal 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
Mot mads by a trait.
Butck Joe Cream
II to ths amnion af all
L. H West. Gum Co.
611 Seventeenth St.
Book Island, 111.
I A, LEITHNER,
- Street, Rock la
Hull & Co.
Mitcbell & Lynda
2025, Fourth Ave.
tieth St. and
We give the
for the least
HAD IE IN
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 or the visi
tation, 29ft Fifth
avenue. Rock Is
land. The Acad
the new academy
will ba opened
Monday. Sept. 18.
MUSIO. ART. EL
and the languages.
AND ALL KINDS
Hides, wool & Tal
low. Highest price
paid whether in
small or large
or car load lots.
are. 'Phone 412,
Rock Island, 111.
then go to
Roof Jag Co,
24th St. and
Srd Ave. Rock
THOMAS VAN TUYL,
and all general light
113-115 West Seventeenth street.
117 Kast Seven
Dealers In Feathers.
Buy and Sell.
II. S. BACBMAN
in town to
1605 Second avenue.
Rock Island. 111.
AUG US rQ
WANT IS DATE.
2100 Fifth ave.
property and lots
for sale In the
E. J. Burns.
Real estate and
cy. Boom 13,
Mitchell & Lynde
Graduate 1881 of
Eleven Years in
DR. J. B. COZIKE,
Office and residence
over David Dun's
Store, 1615 2nd; Ave.
Rock Island, 111.
Tbe next session
7th. !. Peflo
commercial a ad
For terms and full
REV. J. T. A.
E. F. Stroehle
Chicago papers de
livered and orders
taken (or all peri
odicals. 18U Third avean.
Chicago papers de
livered. 829 Twentieth
A complete line
of new and 2d
At the lowest prices.
o 163 Second Ave.
See those new
miniature in cam
eo and water
from the ITniver
sul Art publixbtng
beautiful and at
Toeyare the latest.
Second - Street,
J. E. LARKIN
for all collec
returns on all
Office 1712 Second
eu! Forty-nfth St.
If you Intend do
ing any building call
Shop and residence
at No. 1J34 Thirty
eighth street, Kock
F.J. Steele, Pro.
1709 Second av.,
Your entire ward
robe cleaned and
pressed for 1 per
month. Work called
for and delivered.
yonr wife's life
bill by using
mTrd. by Penn
Oil & Supply Co.
For nale by all
Rock Island Electric Co.
Lsolated Plants. Motors, Electrical
Supplies and Novelties, General
Repairing. Estimates Cheerfully
Furnished. Private Telephones.
119 Eighteenth Street.
2518 Fifth Avenue.
M. T. Free
es, clocks, and
keepers. Artistic jewel
ry making and
done. All work
22S 20th St.. E side
served at noon,
Lunch from 4:30 to
Uralsed beef with
and hot cakes 15c.
John E. Jaynes,
Short order bouse
open day 7.- night.
1007 Sec')' Ave.
a new Invention.
230 Bridge Avenue,
Choice hard and
soft coal and coke,
lime, cement and
building material In
retail. Bock bland.
for Furnace Use.
Bock Island, IU.
Supervisor of muxte
In pubUo schools.
Private studio In Y.
M. C. A. building.
Office boars, 4 to t
and 7 to 0 p. m. and
aU day Saturdays.
Pan Cake Floor. '
631 Thirty-eighth at.
O. D. DO RAN,
CROWN & BRTDQE
work a specialty
J. P Williams.
New and sec
1513 Second Av.
B. F. KNOX,
412 Twentieth St.
40R Brady Street,
322 Twentieth St.
Kock Inland. Tele
Estimates on any
Complete stock of
gas, electric and
are prepared to
do bending, punch
ing and cutting.
Also heavy or
Drop forging a
Iio Nineteenth St
W. T. l&gill,
Office In Masonic
6o to l -.'.oo a. m.
1:80 to 4:30 p. m.
SH'i no substitute. - au urnggisis.