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THE AltGCTS, FRIDAf, MAITCII 9, 1900.
Published Dally ul Weekly at 1524 Seeond
Avenue. Rock Island. I1L fEntered at the
Postofflce m Second-class matter.
IM TBI K1HI OF J. W. FOTTKB.
TERMS Dally. 10 cents per wee. Weekly,
11.00 per annum In advance.
All rnmmun!eatIons of political or argumen
tative character, political or religious, moat
have real came attached for publication. No
such article will be printed over fictitious
Correspondence solicited from every town
hip in Rock Island county.
Fkidat, March 9.
Democratic Caucuses and Convention
The democratic voters of the city rf Itock
I.-land are requested to meet In their respect
ive wards Saturday evening. March lu. at 8
o'clock, to nominate one candidate in each
ward for alderman, and to elect three mem
hers of the city-townsblp committee, and to
choose delegates to the city-township conven
ti'n. The caucues will be held in the respec
tive wards as follows:
First Ward-Mrs. Bibbs store. 501 Fifth
geoond Ward Stodd s ball.
Third Ward Dirt s building. Hi 4 Third ave
Fourth Ward Frlck & Kautz's livery stable
Fifth Ward Hose house on Twenty-second
Sixth Ward -Christian chapel.
Seventh Ward -Old No. 7s-bool house
The basis of representation will lie one dele-
Kate to each JO votes or major fraction there
of cast for the democratic national ticket in
1H Kacu ward is entitled to delegates as
First ward Iho
Ssecond rrd ,4"
Third waul .".H
Fourth ward Hr.'
Fifth ward -'
Sixth ward -10
Seventh ward -13
Delegates elected In their respective wards
will assemble at Turner h;iil Tuesday evenfnK
March 14. at K o'clock, to nominate candidates
for one supervisor, two assistant supervisors.
assessor and collector, and select a chairman
of the oily-township committee, and transact
such other business as mav properly come be
fore said convention. W. f. Mac:kek.
Chairman City-Township Commit tee.
At the suiruestlon of my frierds. I have de
termined to become a candidate for the demo
cratic nomination for the office of township
collector, and to that end respectfully solicit
the support of all who deem me worthy and
deserving. IJ. ll. KIMHALL.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for
the democratic nomination for township col-
ector. and solicit the endorsement of my
friends. FRED WHISLER.
I would respectfully announce that I will
be a candidate for township assessor, at the
corn In if town election, subject to the decision
of the democratic city convention.
J. R JOHNSTON".
OL'K IU TY TO PORTO RICO.
(From President AfrKlnlc-y's Mes
sage to Congress.)
"Since the cession Porto Rico has
been denied the principal nmrkcts she
had long enjoyed, aud ou- t art If
have been continued against her pro
ducts as when she was under Spanish
sovereignty. The markets of Spain
are closed to lier products except upon
terms to which the commerce of all
nations is subjected. The Island of
Cuba, which used to buy her cattle and
tobacco wiibmi custom duties, now
imposes the same duties upjn these
products as from any other country en
tering her ports. She has. therefore,
lost her free intercourse with Spain
an Cuba, without any compensating
benefits in this market. Her coffee was
little known and not in use by our peo
ple, and. therefore, there was no de
maud here for this one of her chief pro
ducts. The markets of the United
States should be opened up to lier
Oar plain Maty Is to abolish all
rnstoms tariffs between the I'nlted
states and I'orto Rico, and glva her
products free access to our mar.
KKillT TIIF. VISONi OK OKI EAT
(editorial Chicago Tlmea-llerald.
Administration Paper, Aoent
House 15 Per Cent Porto
If this wrong Is persisted in-if the
rc.ubilcan party in congress, through
false pride or in obstinate servility to
the mysterious pow er behind the bouse
bill, enacts its Porto Uico tariff law. It
will become the overshadowing issue in
the presidential campaign. Here in the
west we know that such a tidal wave
of popular Indignation would sweep
across the pralr'es that the democrats
would rapture the bouse of represent
atives even if tbev did not defeat Prrs-
Oxk s;reHt objec tion to free trade in
Porto Rico sugar and rotTee j,rows out
of the fear that the sand and bean
trusts of the I'nited States will not le
Tiik Union is offering for sale a
cnt-il tint multiplies with a slight
twist of the wrist.'" The Union is to
be commended on Wing awake to the
needs of its partv. Republicans will
iind just such a contrivance exceed
ingly useful in attempting to figure
republican majorities this campaign
Col. Ci.akk K. Cakk, of Galesburg.
who is president of the American
Maize propaganda, sails form New
York City today for Paris. At the
Paris exposition he and his associates
will teach the people of the nations
what palatable food can be made from
Indian corn. What ha become of the
American pork idea?
Com;kman StLztii. of New York,
declared in the house last week that
after the passage of the McKioley tar
iff law. 34 new trusts were organized,
and since the McKinlev administration
bu assumed power and the DiDglev I
law bas gone into effect. 200 of such
"monsters" have raised their beads in
the country, with a capital aggregat
ing f 7, 000 ,"000,000.
A Sax Francisco dispatch sajs
Miss Wheeler, daughter of Gen.
Wheeler, who went out to Manila as a
Red Cross nurse and worked in the
medical and surgical wards caring for
the sick and djing. says there is more
distress and suffering among the
American soldiers in the Philippines
than the people of this country im
agine. "Americans," said she, -'have
a rather vague idea of what is actually
going on over there. Many have a
notion that the war in the Philippines
is not a serious alTah, a sort of blood
less .skirmishing. I saw many of my
countrymen die, more than I like to
recall or think about, and it is this
experience that has saddened my life.
When I sailed from this port last July
I had many messages from mothers
and sisters for sick soldiers in Manila.
I came back with many more commis
sions than were intrusted to me when
I went, and they are all from boys
who died in the hospital. This is the
hard part of my coining home."
As to Dewey's Bounty.
The reduction of Admiral Dewey's
bounty by the court of claims seems
to be attributable to the fact that the
men who framed the bounty law did
not consider possible such naval skill
and lighting acumen as Admiral
Dewey displayed. The bounty law
seems to be based on the supposition
that American admirals would steam
about in front of the harbor contain
ing the hostile tleets until these fleets
were ready to come out aud give bat
tle. Those who framed it seem not
to have supposed that a commander
would defy mines, torpedoes and shore
batteries and sail straight into a hos
tile harbor in order to attack a fleet
not greatly inferior to his own. For
this reason Admiral Dewey's men
must content themselves with the re
ward of a tleet which attacks an in
ferior. The law under which boun
ties are dealt out seems to be in need
The Worst Tet.
Il is now given out in Washington,
as coming from "a member of the
cabinet," who, by the way, like the
lather ol the 1 orto Kican hill, is name
less, that the president urged in his
annual message the removal of
the Porto Ricjtn tariff, "not as a
matter of legal right, but of liberal
and humane public policy." Hut this
member of the cabinet" explains
when congress took up the matter it
was discovered that there were inter
ests in this country business and
agricultural that poin-ed out the
necessity of a tariff of some sort, "as
a distinct assertion and exercise of the
power to impose duties, however
small, as an assurance that this pow
er was reserved in other cases." And
then this "member of the cabinet"
goes on to declare that all would have
been well, and the evidence of the na
tion's generosity suggested by the
president, carried into effect but for
the fact that the opportunity was
seized bv the administration's politi
cal opponents to fasten an instance of
the application or the free trade doc
trine on the republican party. This
would never do, and hence the presi
dent became convinced of the advisa
bility of the small tariff of 15 per cent.
This is the argument that is put forth
bv one who isstvled"a member of the
cabinet" to convince the country that
the course that has been pursued in
Washington with reference to the
Porto llicans is just and laudable.
Herein are the "ins ami outs" of tht
case that we have not known before.
An act that was in the first place re
garded by the president as "our pi tin
duty" to the nation's ward, whether
sustained by the constitution or not,
is how to be set aside, not so much
because it is not sustained by the
constitution, but because the exer
cise of that "plain duty" would afford
a source of political capital to an op
position party. In other words, such
"liberal and humane public policy"
as the president was wont to exercise
to a dependency before the world,
must be abandoned, on the theory
that were it permitted, the political
opponents of the existing administra
tion might vindicate themselves by
reasou of it. Hence the decision bv
the party representatives that it would
be better to exercise the right to tax.
not for the sake of the revenue, but
merely to show that the nation had
that right to lew it.
Was there ever such an exhibition
of boys' play in high places, to ex
press it ruildiy? It is announced in
behalf of the nation's executive that
he has turned from the path of "plain
duty" as he had already seen and
proclaimed that duty, in order to
avoid the risk of affording to his po
litical opponents the opportunity to
criticise his policy.
Glorious spectacle of generous
highminded statesmanship, let all be
He Cooled the sarr.eon.
All doctors toid Renick Hamilton,
of West Jefferson, O., after suffering
18 months from rectal fistula, he
would die unless a costly operation
was performed: but he cured himself
with Uucklen's Arnica Salve, the
best in the world. Surest pile cure
oa earth. lioc a box. at llartz &, I'll,
emever'j drug store.
Lingering; - Grippe Coach.
G. Vachter. 157 Osgood street, Chi
cago, says: "My wife had a very se
vere case of la gTippe. and it left her
with a very bad cough. She tried a
bottle of Folev'a Honev and Tar. and
it gave immediate relief. A 50-cent
bottle cured her courh entirely. Price
2d cents and 50 cents." All
One of the most distressing sights is
to see a child almost choking with the
dreadful whooping-cough. Give the
child Dr. John W. Ball's Cough Syrup,
Telief will be obtained at once and the
sufferer will soon be cured.
Cures Whooping-Cough quickly.
Does are small and pleasant to take. Doctor
recomutcud it. Price 23 eta. At all druggis'.,
Otis Skinner appears at the Burtis
this evening in a new comedy by
Henry Arthur Jones, entitled "The
Liars"," which ran for four months rt
the Empire theatre. New York, last
season, and it will be produced with
the same sumptuous settings and
effects as were used in the New York
presentation. The storv ef "The
Liars" involves 12 important charac
ters. Mr. Skinner's supporting com
pany is larger than it was last season.
and Miss Nannette Comstock is the
During the past season much has
been written of the rural drama, "Si
Perkins," which will be presented
here Saturday and Sunday, with Sat
urday matinee. I he company 1-
headed bv the great dialect comedian.
Sam J. Uurton, who originated the
role of "Si Perkins" seven years ago
Miss Lillie Coleman, who created the
role of Betsy, the husband-hunting
widow, and the entire company are
representative peformers, who clever
ly support Mr. lsurton. atcti tor
the parade by the famou9 "Si Perkins"
Does It Fay to Buy Cheap?
A cheap remedy for coughs and
colds is all right, but you want some
thing that will relieve and cure the
more severe and dangerous r-ults of
throat and lung trouoles. hat shall
you do? Go to a warmer and more
regular climate? Yes, if possible; if
not possible for you, then in either
case take the only remedy that has
been introduced in all civilized coun
tries with success in severe throat and
lung troubles, "Hoschee's German
Syrup." It not only heals and stim
ulates the tissues to destroy the germ
disease, but allays inflammation,
causes easy expectoration, srives a
good night's rest, and cures the pa
tient. Try one bottle. Recommend
ed many vears bv all drurrrrists in the
woild. " Sample bottles at T. II
IIOMFSKEKKKS' KXCl ICSION
Via the New Line, !., ft. I. & N. V. Ky
Feb, SO, March IS and SO, April 3and 1 7.
One fare plus $2. Northwestern
Iowa, Western Minnesota, Northern
Wisconsin, Northern Michigan, North
Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska.
Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming,
Idaho, British Columbia. Manitoba,
Montana, Oregon and Washington.
For further information apply to W.
R. Jaffray, C. P. & T. A., 1K03 Second
avenue, phone 1040 Rock Island, 111.,
or J. D. Sperrv, C. P. & T. A., 212
Brady street, phone -itil, Davenport
Ia.va. L. F. Merry, (J. P. A.,
March S Hugh K. Curtis to Carl
M. Swanson. part assessor's lot 3,
Le Claire's Reserve, $500.
Helena It Bodelson to John Florin,
lot 11, block t. Atkinson's Second
add., Moline. $2,200.
Lottie Sunley to C. H. Seidel, n -15
feet lot 7, and e 5 feet lot 6, block 2,
Black Hawk add.. 750.
Elizabeth (ienung ct al to E. E.
Rogers, lot 42, 20, 19, 2e, f 1.000.
Katherine Waidler to Caroline
Stolz, lot Moline Water Power com
pany's second add., Moline, f 3,000.
Abigail 1'eterson to llenrv J. Kinir.
eX lot 8, lots i and 10. block 120, An
Olive S. North to Belle C. Jones,
lot 14 and n 3 feet lot 18, block 2,
Barth & Bibcock's add., liock Island,
A Little Known Fact.
That the majority of serious dis
eases originated in disorder of the
kidnevs. Foley's Kidney cure is guar
anteed. Try it today if you 're no
feeling well. All drunirists
BRIGHT S DISEASE
Private Roy Keator
Co. B, First Illinois
Army of Invasion,
nfth Army Corps,
Chicago. III. Aug. 29, 1 800.
The DodJs Medicine Co., Buffalo. N. V.
acntlemen: After serving 3 months In the
Cuban W r. li ving in trenches full of mud and
water day after day. and drinking water full ol
disease, and eating hcn I could ret It, finally
threw me into a fever and this located la
my kidneys, developing Brigbt's Disease. I
was in a serious condition for some time after
mjr return. Dndd's kidney Pills were recom
mended to me by one ot our Company who had
suffered the same trouble I had, and tie had
been cured: therefore I took Dodd's kidney Pills
and am glad to state that I am as well and sound
in health today as before going to Cula. I credit
Dodd's kidney Pills for restoring my health,
and recommend them to any one suffering froas
Kidney troubles. I am very gratefully
Dodd's Kidoer Pills core all
Diseases of the Kidorys.
Sold by all dealers in medi
cine. SO cents a bos: or six boxes
for $2.0. Sent on receipt of
rrice bv The D-vldS Medietas)
Co., Buio, X. Y.
DR. E. VALENTINE H EATON
This Is the GCDtleman Who is Entitled to
All ths Credit for All tha Jinmeroos
Cores That are Belnc; Effected
at the British Medical In
stitute. 1002 Second
A staff of eminent physicians and
surgeons from the Untisn jVlemcai 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 iiwthis city at No. 100
These eminent gentlemen have de
cided to give their services entirely
free for three months (medicine ex
cepted) to all invalids who may call
upon them for treatment between now
and March lo. These services consist
not only of consultation, examination
and advice, bur also of all minor sur
The object in pursuing this course
Is to become rapidly ana personally
acquainted with the sick ana tne ar
mcled, and, under no.conilition wnat
ever will anv charges be made for any
services rendered for three months to
all who call before March 15.
The doctors treat all forms of di
sease and deformities and guarantee
a cure in every case thev undertake
At the first interview a thorough ex
amination : made, and, if in curable
you are frankly and kindly told so
also advised against spending your
money for useless treatment.
Male and female weakness, cartarr
and cartairhal deafness, also rupture
goitre, cancer, and all diseases of the
rectum are positively cured by their
Dr. K. Valentine Heaton, the chief
consulting surgeon of the institute
is in personal charge.
Office hours from 9 a. m. till 8 p
in. Not open Sundays.
THE TRAVELERS' GUIDE.
fHICAGO. ROCK ISLAND &
PacitlvJ Railway Tickets
can lie purchased or baggage
.'h..li Lfi ;it W I A l TUT,!! iT.
tl tiOFllA 3! street depot.' or C. B. I. & I
iti& jr tal depot, corner Fifth avenue and
i mrty-Ers l street. rTanK 1 number, uuenv.
I EAT. I WBST.
Denver Llmiied . Omaha... 't 3:10 anil m
Ft. Worth. Denver &K.C..I S:05 aii)l10:: pro
Minneapolis ' f:f0 fcm 9:00 pin
umana ana Lies Moines i :) aaiiiinn im
!Omahu & Minneapolis !PJ:0S am 3:no am
Omaha & Des Moines Kx...: 7:55 umjtllMO pro
JDenver. Lincoln & Omaha ill:55 pmjt t!:35 am
Benvor. Lincoln & Omaha. . 3:05 anij 3:05 am
Pes Moines Rxpress jtliM'i ral 6:52 am
itock Island & liurean Ac. 4:30 pml :30 pro
St. Paul & Minneapolis j 3:16 um H:05 pm
Denver. Kt. Worth & K 5:oo ami10:40 pm
i Kansas Citv.St Joe .t Dnvr;M:10 pmlt :30 am
Kock Island ,t Washington 1 1 :S0 pml 3:.V pm
Chicaso & Des Moines...! ':15 pmi 3:45 pm
Kocu island v isrooKlyn Ac, n;:n pm t 7:40 am
tOmaha Jii Kock Island 6:50 pm
JChicapo. & Davenport I 7:00 pm
Arrival. Departure. tDallv. except Sun
KDaily except Saturday. All others daily. Tel
T?OCK ISLAND & PEORIA
Railway Depot First ave
nue and Twentieth street. M.
A. Patterson. Genera! Pasen
cerAeent. I'a-secifer trains
leave (J., li I. &. I'. (.Mo
liDe avenue) depo.t five 5)
minutes earlier than time
I LEAVE. I AKK1V
Spr'irtteld. Cincinnati, Peo
Is. etc :
Aecom Fast Freight j
Peoria, Springfield. Cincin
Peoria Accom Freiifht j
Cable Accommodation i
Cable ..t Sherrard Aceom..!
CaDle s Sherrard Accom..!
Cable & Sher, ard Accom . I
1:45 pm, 1I:1d am
7:10 pm: 1:25 am
P:40 ami 2:20 pm
3:30 pm 7:55 am
daily, 201 other trains daily
T) A V EN PORT. ROCK ISL
and & Northwestern rail
way. Passenger station. K.
I. &. P. depot. Twentieth
street. L. V. Merry. CI. P. A
Davenport, la ; W. R. JatTray
City Ticket Acent Tri
City Route.'' Short line be
tween Tri-Cities. Chicago
Clinton and ail pointi via the C. & N. W
railway. Throjfh sleeping car nightly he
tween cuicaKo, uaven port ana Rock island.
I I.1CAVK I AH HI V
t.Jinton Mail and F.xpress n:n: am, 7:20 pm
t nicMO Nipnt f.x. v airner. !i:(io pra H:no am
Chicago Daylltrht Special . . 2:45 pm 3:25 pm
-Daily. Daily ecept Sunday.
t CHICAGO. MILWAUKKK&
OX. 1 ALU I Mil v a ivfft-
cine & Southwestern Division
Denot Twentlerb street
between First and Second
avenues. W. V. Ilreckln-
I I.KAVK. I AHKIVR
Mail and Kxpress...
7 3H :tm
St. Paul F.xpress
4:O0 pm, 11:30
r relifht ana accom .
B 15 am I0:3
Daily except Sunday.
lURLINOTON ROUTE C.
Q. RAILWAY Depot
First avenue ana bixteentn
M. J. YOUNG.
I I.KAVK. I AKUIVI
St. L. bprtnk'held. Peoria.'
Bur. Ouin via Monmouth 0:3a am 7:15 pm
Chicago, sjternne, Clintons
Dubuaue t 7:4S am t e:40 pm
Peoria, Heardstown. Bur
lincton. Denver and west 2:4ft pmtll:5H am
St. Paul At Minneapolis 7:0 pm; C:15 am
Sterlinr. Clinton Dubuque' 7:50 pnut 8:40 am
St. L., Kmns C. Denver & I
Pac. coast via Ga'eshure 7:15 pm nA5 am
Dally. Daily except Sunday.
rvn m i?
Best Dining Jlar Service.!
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:
Ask your Gro
cer for it and get
a Cook Book free.
Suits made to
Cleaning and re
done at lowest
S. A. IMAGER
Second are. and
Hot made by trust.
Black Joe Cream
It ! the ore&mleet of all
La. K. West, Gum Co.
ACADEMY OF THE
conducted by the
sisters of the visi
avenue. Rock Is
land. The Acad
the new academy
will be opened
Monday. Sept. 18.
MU8IO. ART. EL
and the languages.
611 Seventeenth St.
Rock Island, 111.
f. A. LKIT1LMS.
Street, Itock Is
E. F. Stroehle
Chicago papers de
livered and order
taken for all peri
odicals. 1621 Third avenue.
Hull & Co.
Mitchell A Lynda
AND ALL KINDS
Hides, wool &TaI
low. Highest price
paid whether in
small or large
or car load lots.
ave. 'Phone 49B2,
Rock Island, 111.
2025, Fourlb Ave.
2100 Fifth ave.
COAL AND WOOD.
WE WANT TO 11 LLP YOC
Out of your coal difficulties. Can't pay
your bills, but will try and please you
with fuel that will burn.
E. B. McKOWN.
then go to
24th St. and
3rd Ave. Rock
THOMAS YAN TUYL,
and all general light
113-115 West Seventeenth street.
Graduate 1881 of
Eleven Years In
DR. J. K. COZINE,
Office and residence
over David Don's
store. 1615 2nd; Ave.
Rook Island, IU.
for Furnace Use.
H. 8. RACHMAN
in town to
1605 Second avenue.
Kock Island. 111.
Second - Street,
S up GAS AND
G TO FIXTURES.
DATE. Isolated Plants, Motors, Electrical
Supplies and Novelties, General
Repairing. Estimates Cheerfully
Furnished. Private Telephones.
The next session
7th, 1KW. Philo
For terms and full
- REV. J. T. A.
FLAN NAG AN,
all kinds of gray Iron
and brass castings.
avenue and Ninth
II' POISONOUS DRUGS HAVE KAILKD
TO CURE YOU, TRY NATURE'S
PROF. W. A. JACOBS, the great
Mttgjnetle Healer will cure you
of any disoa.se in a short time with
out the use of drug.
Ollice: Flat No. 1 Industrial
Home building, Rock Island.
nm-e hours 10 to 12 a. m., 2. to 5 p. m.,
andri:3o to (" p. m.
Rock Island Savings Bank
' Xlook Island, 111.
Incorporated Under the JMl Four Per Cent Paid on
State Law. Juy Deposits.
Monet Loaned Om Personal Collateral Or Real Estate Securitt.
J. M. Duford, President.
John Crubaugh. Vice President.
P. Cireenawait, Cashier.
Began business July 2. IfVO and occupied
S. K. corner of Mitchell
Picture. Framing a Specialty.
A large and choice selection of new mouldings,
at the art store of
ADAMS WALL PAPER
J. E. LARKIN
for all collec
returns on all
Office 1712 Second
602 Forty-fifth St.
W. T. YagUl.
OflJee fn Masonic
9Si to l?:00 a. m.
1:30 to 4:30 p. m.
If you Intend do
ing any building call
Rock Island, 111.
In publlo schools.
Private studio In Y.
M. C. A. building.
Office hours. 4 to 8
and 7 to 9 p. m. and
all day Saturdays.
Shop and residence
at No. 1234 Thirty
eighth street, Rock
F.J. Steele, Pro.
1709 Second av.,
Your entire ward
robe cleaned and
pressed for f 1 per
month. Work called
for and delivered.
O. I). DORAN.
CROWN & BRIDGE
work a specialty
Chicago papers de
livered. 329 Twentieth
New and boo
1513 Socond Av.
B. F. KNOX;
413 Twentieth St.
Telephone I HI.
served at noon,
Lunch from 4:30 to
Uralsed beef with
and hot cakes 15c.
John E. Jaynes,
Short order house
open day or night.
1807 Second Ave.
tletb St. and
We give the
for the loast
a new invention.
230 Bridge Avenue,
are prepared to
do bending, punch
ing and cutting.
Also heavy or
Drop forging m
110 Nineteenth Bt
H S. Cable.
H. P. Hull.
E. W. Hurst,
J. VL iluford
Solicitors Jackson and Hurst.
310-314 Twentieth btrcet.