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THE AEGDS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 1900.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1834 Seeotd
ATeaae, Rock Island, 111. Entered at Vfce
Foatofflee as Seeond-claaa matter.
Uf TH1 K1H1 Or J. W. POTTKS.
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Correspondence solicited from every town-
hip In Koek Island county.
Satikoat, Janlakv 13.
The American people will not take
th- Indiana Beveridsre without pro
test. It is too strong.
Oh, yei. evervtbint; i lovely in the
republican party in Illinois. That
love feast1' did h-ave everything tor
exquisitely harmonious for anything
Ik Dewey should drink anything
stronger than wat-r from that 72,0m-
diuie '-loving cup." the St. Louis re.
public asks would he be rilled to
account by its indignant !nors?
Ok course we must hold the Philip
pines. Si-nator Beveridge says that
4(1 miles of the Cebu mountain chain
are mountains of pure gold.
Senator I5k Vf icitx.r. inputs that
the 1'ilipinos ar- not lit for freedom
And the New York World asks.
What better proof can any people
give of their litness for freedom than
a willineness to suffer and die for it?"
Ji'sti e Bkkwkic. of Hie supreme
court of the United Mates, lias ileliv-
tred an opinion to the elTect that the
twentieth eenturv does not bp-'in uu-
till Jan. 1. l'.MJl." Thi-is otlicial and
judicial and ought to settle it.
ISuoiiiKi: Ai'.nki: McKim.ev, accord
ing to a republican newspaper of New
York, has Wen in (,'uba to look after
some valuable franchises on the
and.'' That' on of the advantages
of getting an island and governing it
under absolute authority, such as now
proposed in the Philippine.
rni liiliv Mason repudiated iv
t!i- republican party in Illinois, and
Shellv M. Oilloni repudiated bv.fohn
Riley 'Janner. who lias proven him-
elf the bo.-; of the republican party
in Illinois, tlie part v. as far as the
htate gne. is in a sorry plight for
representation in the upper branch f
lr in the crajjs on the Iowa tide
jut under the influence of Davenport,
are quite a few old old timers, who.
until the construction of the Daven
port. Kork Island & Xorthwe-tern
road, hal not seen a railroad train for
n. miaiter of a eenturv. One of these
Kip Van Winkles came into Davenport
on the new road the other day just to
see what it was like, and he said it u as
the first time he had been aboard a
train for So years.
Sknatok Stewart went after Sec
retary tJage's financial logic rough
shod when he said in the senate the
other day "the secretary of the treas
ury is not so absolutely ignorant of
money science ai lus contention that
the value of gold never changes
would seem t indicate. In his reply
to the resolution of the two houses of
congress reflecting his transactions
with certain New York banks he gives
for a reason for depositing the monev
of the government in national banks
that it is necearv to do so to avoid
contracting the circulation, and that
to keep it in the treasury would dis
turb the business of the country. It
seems a little strange that the secre
tary can understand that locking up
money in the treasury vaults disturbs
businessandatthe same Unit thinks it
i necessary to use only the commodity
gold upon which to stamp money,
although every foreign financial trou-
ble take- gold out of the country and
deposits it in foreb'ti vaults. In
his lectures on gold, the secre
tary claims that it possesses in
trinsic value, while in administer
ing t lie treasury he regards the
volume of inouev in circulation as of
paramount importance and deposits
the surplus of the treasury in hank
to keep it in use and prevent con
traction. It is passing strange that
business men share their transactions
in view of the probable supply of
money, but when thev discuss the
money question they follow the ex-
VS&Jr under CJEIOI AN I.AV8.4i
YmT la Excellent for VI
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, etc.
OK. RICMTER'S Wortd-Raaowncd
W hat one phvicimn out ol mmy teMifie-
Ti s . r
as new iorn.jur.i4,io.N
In cases of Influenza.
; Backache Rheumatism,
'.re. voor ANCHOR PAIN
EXPELLER has proven t-o
b an excellent remedv.l
bvcivinq the desired relief.
Z5c am 50c at ail aruiguu or inrougn 51
r. AA. KltfcUr A C 1 1 PmtI K w lark i
36 HIGHEST. AWARDS.
OttvmtHen'led by prominrnt iliy-
tician. v otfoi ana luiau
DnujgisU. Jf.isfr.ef c
ample of the secretary and assert that
the quality of the material used as
money is the only question of import
ance, witbont regard to the volume in
circulation. Is it not singular that
people cannot see the absurdity of the
intrinsic value theory while in every
kind of business, industrial as well as
speculative, they act on the quanti
tative theory of money? In -their
ousiiess they nave in view tne supply
of money, but many of them in their
arguments follow the teachings of
the Cleveland s and the Harrisons ana
maintain that all they want is intrin
sic value in the money in circulation.
no matter whether the volume is large
Horrors of Bubonic Plague.
Now that the L'uited States has be
come a '-world jiower," we are liible
to all kinds of old diseases. Among
these imperial importations into some
of the imperial outlying provinces is
the bubonic plaguewhich, according
to reports, has broken oat ia Hawaii
and the Philippines. The great plague
that devastated the Koman world in
the time of the Emperor Marcus
Aurelius lasted from 104 A. D. to 180
A. D. Its results were o-terrible that it
almost obliterated the Greek nation
and did more than any otner one
thine to corrupt the Greek tongue
and hinder the progress of Greek
philosophy. Although it has been
held by some writers that the malady
was the cholera and not the plague,
the latter disease, says an exchange.
is characterized by -ymptoms like
those of ague (shivers often long con
tinued and pains in the limbs), but
combined with nervous symptom.
The patient becomes distracted, tosses
about in constant fear of something
he cannot describe, has a difliculty iu
understanding the questions put to
him and is .-low in answering. He is
often described as staggering like a
drunken man. There is a severe
headache, intense thirst and severe
pains in tne epigastrum. ine eyes
are red and turbid, the tongue swollen
and dry and fissured. It is some
times black and sometimes remarka
bly white. The fever which sets in
may last trom twenty-tour to tmrty
hours or more. The temperature may
be from 100 to 107 degrees Fahren
heit or even higher, but in the most
rapidly fatal cases there may be little
or no fever. Besides these symptoms
there are special ones especially char
acteristic. ISuboes or glandular
swell'mirs are observed in all except
very rapidly fatal o:i-ts. They oc
cur in 4o or oO per cent or tne cases in
the groin and in per cent in the
axilla, also less frequently in the neck
or other parts. 1 he swellings may
occur before the fever, simultane
ously with it, or for some hours after
it has set in. A suddea pain, like
that of a stab, is felt in some legion
of the body, which has given rise to
the superstition that the unfortunati
victim was wounded by the arrow of
an invisible demon, a belief accepted
in Constantinople in tue sixth cen
turv. and said still to survive in Mo
hammedan countries. The buboes
may separate, when free discharge of
matter from them has in all time
lieen held to be a favorable sign and
iuducive to recovery. All that is
known of the plague goes to show-
that it is a -pecilic febrile disease, de
pending on the reception into the body
of a specific organic contagion which
becomes multiplied in the body of the
patient. It is now believed that this
contagion is a living organism of the
class bacteria. Plague is the most
fatal of all known diseases that atn-ct
larre numbers of people. The mor
tality in India is almost 56 per cent,
but in Russia it has reached as high
as 9J per cent. It is believed that the
poison is both miasmatic and conta
gious, for in India and China the lirst
symptoms of its appearance h the
death of rats and other auimals
that live underground. The jrreatest
outbreak of this malady occurred in
the 14th century and was known as
the --Black Death." It made its hrst
outbreak in China, where it destroyed
It reached Italy in 1346 and rav
aged until ijis., destroying tuiiv a
third of the population. Ten thous
and persons died in one day in Con
stantinople. In London the mortality
was I, out) a week. In Moscow 20U.O0O
persons died, and the malady raged
over the whole coutinent until it
fairlv spent its course. A eenturv
later it broke ouu again in Italy.
Naples lost 300.0" 0 Genoa 60,00.
ibis was the great plague that rav
aged Iximlou. latterly, since lx tter
bvgenic laws have been observed, the
evils of the plague have been greatly
mitigated, however. It is not a mal
ady to I treated Tsrhtlv. and the
news that it is invadin
war of the Sandwich
cause us to be more careful
11 a 1 1 v ihm
Tanner's Kib Koaittr.
Gov. John Kiddled Tanner does not
propose to b alone in his misery of
havine been di-cardei by the renub.
lican partv in Illinois. Hehasdecided
that his great political rival .-hall
share his discomfort, if he has to do
me repudiating nimseii. A hotter
roast has not been given the veteran
Illinois statesman at Washington be
fore than has been given by tne pres
eni executive oi Illinois. it is a
roast done to a turn. The Tanner
way of expressing himself does not
admit ff misunderstanding: '-No,
am not a candidate for any political
oiiice. be said. "It is true, however.
mai i uo not tavor aenaior cuuom s
reelection to the United States senate.
I The discussion of this subject at this
time bv republicans in tDrm:rfield
rh are opposed to the return of Sen
ator Cullom to the United States was
brought about by frequent caucuses
held bv J. Otis Humphrey. Charles E.
Selby, Senator littler, K. D. Law.
rent e, and others known to befriendljr
to Senator Cullom's candidacy and
their insistence upon organizing the
county committee in the interest of
Senator Cullom and in opposition to
all elements failing to fall into line
for him. I have had nothing what
ever to do with the movement so far.
The truth is tbat the republicans of
Sacgamon county, and especially the
younger element of the party, are
tired of wearing the Cullom yoke.
They have been voting for Cullom
from early manhood, until now many
of them are stooped and gray, and
thev have grown tired ami sore fol
lowing a man who in his 40 years" of
olliceholding has never been known to
contribute an idea or doctrine to re
publican politics. He has succeeded
in-go'mg to the United States senate
IS years, and all that he has accom
plished, aside from procuring jobs to
promote his reelection, is the passage
of the interstate commerce bill, and
have failed to hnd the citizen vet, in
Illinois or elsewhere, who is right
sure he favors the bill or not. or
whether it is for the best Interests o
In his career of 40 years' oiliee
holding he has cheated and deceived.
somewhere along the line, almost
every republican who has befriended
him. He is known from one end of
the state to the other as a win
puller, a foxy' trader, always stand
ing ready to trade off his friends for
personal success. He has never been
true to any principle. 1 have never
known him to keep faith when it was
to his personal or political interest to
violate it. He is usually on both
sides of all questions, and favors the
election of all candidates before con
vention; hastening to congratulate
the lucky one who succeeds and. trying
to impress umu him that be had beeu
for him candidly ail the tune.
In times past he has traded off, at
each senatorial election, a large nuni
ber of his old friends to get the sup
port oi his enemies, and in his pres
ent attempt to go back to the United
States senate, with the exception of a
few officeholders, he has traded off
almost all of his old friends and is de
pending upon his enemies, who have
fought and abused him and bis friends
as long as I can remember. Just now
he is in a quandary as to what w ill
promote ins interest most, un the
question of Senator Quay's teat in
the United States senate he his prom
ised to vote on both sides, and tuv
prediction is that he will have a sick
neadaene w nen tne matter comes up
ana win not vote on either.
His stock in trade in this canvass
n his attempt to go back to the sen
ate, is mat ne is honest ami he is
iMor, and Le offers as a reason there-
tor tnat he has served in public ollice
for forty years, that he had opportu
nities to steal all along the line, and
that he never availed himself of micI
opportunities. In other words, be is
pleading the pauin-r act. He claims
that he was a rich man when he went
into polities, and that he has spent nil
his money for the people in his politi
The truth is, I have never known
of his making a political contribution
either to the state, county or city
He has always been a burden to his
friends. He has been a linancial and
political tramp for a great many
years. I am informed that his name
has not apearel on the tax books in
Illinois for ten or twelve years. Yet
at the same time in the last 24 vears
as governor and senator he has drawn
from the state and nation in salaries
in the aggregate $126.00. In addi
tion to tbat, his friends have put up
an equal amount. A frugal man, with
a like salary, even without the contri
bution from friends, would have saved
enough in that time to be independent
. . , . , - . , ,.
uuiu waii i. ai leasi. ins wnoie nnan
cial career has been prolligacy and
waste. It does not seem to me, under
these circumstances, that the people
of Illinois will feel much sympathy
wun a man wno so recklessly squan
ders money paid him by the people.
"Notwithstanding the fact that I
supported Senator Cullom all my po
litical lifetime, from the time I was
elected governor of Illinois in lblJ6 to
now he has never mentioned mv name
or my administration in any speech or
public document ia Illinois or else
where. At the same time he well
knew that the canvass in Illinois, up
on the success of which depended,
somewhat, his succession to the
united States seuate. must be made
upon the otlicial administration of the
affairs of Illinois by John 11. Tanner,
us governor, mis was not an over
sight, for the reason that Senator Cul
lorn universally, deliberately write?
and delivers his speeches from manu
script, therefore any unprejudiced
mind must Know that it was inten
tional and premeditated. Why? Be
cause, early in my administration, he
entered into a deal with Henry Hertz
and 'Jim' Tease, two ward bosses in
Chicago, and the mugwump' news
paper of that city, to make common
cause in the destruction of lanner;
they promising theii allegiance to re
turn him to the United States senate.
No, I am not a candidate, as I said
at the 'love feat," for anv political
otlice. But I am not saying that I
will never be a candidate or accept
otlice if tendered me by the republi
cans of Illinois.
However, there is plenty of good
material in Illinois to succeed Senator
Cullom who has outlived his useful
ness in that high oflice, being now 70
odd years old men in the prime of
No. in my opinion. Senator Cul
lom will not'be returned to the United
stales senate bv the republicans of
The British Medical Institute
Is Crowded Almost CoimtantlT lth lavs
lids Beeklac; Hemltb. Tnre-e Months'
Services are Given Free to All Suf
ferers Who Call Before Feb. 15.'
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 es
tablished a permanent branch of the
institute in this citv at No. 102
Second avenue. i
These eminent gentlemen have de
cided to give their services entirely
free for three months (medicine ex
cepted) to all invalids who may call
uon them for treatment between now
and Feb. 1. 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 personally
acquainted with the sick and the at
Hie ted, and, under no condition what
ever will any charges be made for any
services rendered for three months to
all who call before Feb. 15.
The doctors treat all forms of di
sease and deformities and suarantee
a cure in everv case thev undertake
At the lirst interview a thorough ex
amination is made, and, if incurable
you are frankly and kindly told so
also advised against spending your
money for useless treatment.
Male and female weakness, cartarrb
and cartairhal deafness, also rupture.
goitre, cancer, ami all diseases of the
rectum are positively cured by their
Dr. E. Valentine Heaton, the chief
consulting surgeon of tne institute
is in personal charge
Otlice hours from y a. m. till a p
m. Not open Sundays.
RESTORED TO THOSE WHO CON
Hundreds of hopeless cases have
been cured by them. If vou are a
chronic sufferer, no matter what the
nature of vour ailment, it will pay
you to see them, because they have
for vears devoted all their time to the
study and care of the diseases they
Because their oflices are furnished
with every appliance and curative
agent known by the world's greatest
specialists to be of service in the diag
nosis and cure of the disease.
Their Berlin system of curing deaf
ness, ringing noises in the ears, ca
tarrh of the nose, throat and stomach
rand diseases of the lungs, is curing
cases that have formerly been regard
ed us almost hopeless.
Their Hot Air Treatment, combined
with Electricity, for the cure of
Chronic Rheumatism and Diseases of
the Muscles and Joints, has cured
hundreds of cases. .
Men, Yonng- and Old.
Who are nervous, weak in body and
mind, losing flesh, sleepless, low spir
ited, without energy and ambition,
will find that the doctors have discov
ered remedies that have proved the
greatest boon on earth to this class of
lilSEASKS OF THK LINGS.
First Stares of Consumption, Asthma and
cured by the Nixon method, combined
with inhalations of oxygen.
CONSULTATION AND EXAMINATION
Der Democrat Bldg.
90S West Third Street, Davenport.
Hours 9 to 11 a. m., 2 to 4and 7
to 8 p. m. Sundays, 9 to 12 a. m.
Tta Kind Yw Haw A.'mrs Bait
BURIED WITH ORDERS.
WHY? Because we carry the
CABLE, lump and nut.
SUPERIOR. lump and egg.
POCAHONTAS and CAN N EI.
Second growth wood.
E. B. McKOWN.
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 aud re
done at loweBt
Not made bj a traat.
Black Joe Cream
It la tba araamlaat ol all
L. K. West, Gum Co.
611 Seventeenth St.
Rook Island, 111.
I A. LEITHNEK,
Street, Ilock Is
Hull & Co.
2025, Fourth Ave.
all kinds orray iron
and brass eastings.
avenue and Ninth
Ask your Gro
cer for it and get
a Cook Book free.
S. A. MAGER
Second ave. and
ACADEMY OF THE
conducted by the
sisters of the visi
tation, 2MD Fifth
avenue. Rock Is
land. The Acad
the new academy
will be opetd
Monday. Sept. IS.
MU9IO. ART. EL
and the languages.
AND ALL KINDS
Hides, wool & Tal
low. Highest price
paid whether In
small or large
or car load lots.
ave. 'Phone 442,
Rock Island, IU.
2100 Fifth ave.
The next session
7lh, 1. Philo
For terms and full
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Chicago papers de
livered an orders
taken for all peri
odicals. ISl Third arena.
then go to
24th St. and
3rd Ave. Rock
THOMAS VAN TUYL.'
and all general tight
113-J15 West Seventeenth street.
11? Kast Seven
Dealers In Feathers.
Buy and Sea
H. 8. RACHMAN
in town to
1005 Second avenue.
Kock Island. III.
property and lots
for sale In the
E, J. Burns.
Real estate and
cy, Room U,
Uradnat 1881 of
Eleven Years In
DR. J. B. COZINE,
Office and residence
over David Don's
Store, 1 SIS 2nd; Ave.
Rock Island, 1U.
Second - Street,
j. E. LARKIN
for all collec
returns on all
Office 1715 Second
602 Forty-tiflu St.
If you Intend do
ing any building call
Shop and residence
at No. 12S4 Thlrtv
elKhtb street, Kock
F. J. Steele, Pro.
1709 Second a v.,
Your ent're ward
robe cleaned and
pressed for II per
month. Work called
for and delivered.
your wife's life
bill by using
m'frd. 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.
tieth St. and
We give the
for the least
Cnteago papers de
livered. 329 Twentieth
A complete line
of new and 2d
At the lowest prices.
olBSX Second lAve.
for Furnace Use.
served at noon,
Lunob from 4:30 to
Braised beef with
and hot cakes 15c.
John E. Jaynes,
Short order bouse
open day or night.
Ibu7 Second Ave.
a new invention.
230 Bridge Avenue,
O. D. DORAN,
CROWN & HRRX3K
work a specially
J. P WilliamsflB
New and sec
1513 Second A v.
B. F. KNOX,
412 Twentieth St.
40 Ilrady Street,
322 Twentieth St.
Rock Ixlutid. Tele
Estimates on any
Complete stock of
gas, electric and
are prepared to
do bending, punch
ing and culling.
AIho heavy or
Drop forging a
Ill) Nineteenth 8t
W. T. KagUl,
Office fn Masonlo
W:0i to 1? 00 a. m.
IM to 4:30 p. in.
Rock Island, III
Supervisor of musle
In pubflo schools.
Private studio la Y.
M. C. A. building.
Offlce hours, 4 to S
aod 7 to 9 p. m. and
ail day Saturdays.