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THE AUG US, SATURDAY. MARCH 10. 1900.
Published Dally and Weekly at 164 Second
Avenue, Roc It Island. CL CEntered at the
Postofflce as Second -class matter.
EH THI X
OV J. W. FOTTKB.
TERMS Dally, 10 cents per wee. Weekly,
11.00 per annum In tdrtsee.
All communications of political or argumen
tatue character, political or religious, must
are real name attached for publication. No
such article will be printed over fletlUooa wig-
Correspondence solicited from" every town
nip In Roek Island county.
Satl-kdat, March 10.
Dcmocrstlr Csnenuif and Convention.
Tb" democratic voters of the city of Rock
Uland a-e requested to meet in their respect
ive wards Saturday evening. March 10. at 8
o clock, to nominate one candidate in each
ward for alderman, and to elect three mem
bers of the city-township committee, and to
-hoxe delegates to the city-township conven
tion. The caucuses will be held In the respec
tive wards as follows:
First Ward Mrs. Uiob's slore, 501 Fifth
Second Ward Stodd s ball.
Third Ward Dart a buildlns. 1".I4 Third ave
nue. Kotirtb Ward Prick A Kiutz livery stable.
Fifth Ward Hose house on Twenty-second
Sixth Ward Christian chapel.
Seventh Ward Old No. 7 school house.
The basis of representation will be one dele
Kate to each -JO rotes or major fraction there
of cast for the democratic national ticket in
Kach ward is entitled to delegates as
J'irnt ward l
scnd ward -"is
Third wasd 34
Fourth ward IK
Fifth ward 210
Mtn ward 24'
teeventb ward 213
Delegates elected tn their respective wards
will assemble at Turner hall Tuesday evening.
March 14. at o clock, to nominate candidates
for one supervisor, two assistant supervisors,
assessor and collector, and select a chairman
-of the city-township committee, and traof.net
such other business as may properly come be
fore said convention. W. C. HtCCKEK,
Chairman City-Towushlp Committee.
At the su.-fest.lon of my friends. 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
t he support of all who deem me worthy and
CcservinK B. 11 KIMHALL.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for
the democratic nomination for township col-
cctor. and solicit the endorsement of tny
friends. FRF.D WHISLKR.
I would rc pectfuliy announce that I will
I'C a candidate for township assessor, at the
oomlnp town election, subject to the decision
of the democratic city convention.
J R. JOHNSTON.
ot n m rv to fdkto rico.
I From l'rillnt MrKlnlrj'i Hn
sage to Cuotrnj.)
"Since the cession I'orto Rico has
lcn denied the principal markets she
h-.il uiiu: enjoyed, and our ; anils
hate been vont inued afainst her product--
as wlien she was under Spanish
sovereignty. The markets of Spain
are Closed to her products except upon
terms to which the commerce of all
nations n subjected. The island of
Cuba, which used to buy her cat tie and,
tobacco without custom duties, now
imposes the same duties upon these
products as from any other country en
terinK her ports. She has, therefore,
lost her free intercourse with Spain
an Cuba, wituout any compensation
benctits in this market. Her coffee was
little known and not In use by our peo
ple, and. therefore, there was no de
mand bet c for this one of her chief pro
ducts. The markets of the t'nited
States should be opened up to her
Oar plain doty Is to abolish all
rn atoms tariffs between the 1 nlttt
lat assd I'orto Rico, and give her
products free access to our markets."
RK.HT THK WHOM; OK DKFKAT
(Editorial Chicago Times-Herald,
Administration Paper. A Bent
Hons IS Per Cent Porto
If this wrong is persisted In if the
republican party in congress, through
false pride or in obstinate servility to
the mysterious power behind the bouse
bill, enacts Its Porto Rico 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 prairies that the democrats
would capture the bouse of represent
atives even if they did not defeat Prex-
The New York World puts it thus:
McKinley is a phrase-maker who
seeks to bide bis thoughts behind a
kopje of words."
UxLts Peoria gets r move" in the
n"xt few riavs and products the neces
sary where-vith-all. she may lose the
republics state convention, after all.
In combination with the Interna
tional Navigation company. the
standard Oil coin phut has a fleet of
'.5 large stcaiu ships and has more ri
the stocks. All arc English Itottow.
and all arc to come in fr the lion's
share under the Hatina-Parnc ship
ping subsidy steal.
John Ball ever gave up anything in
war or otherwise that he was not
If the administration would devise
some means of levying an embargo on
the bubonic plague microbes that
may come into this country from its
Pacific island "dependencies" instead
of on the necessities of life that may
come from the islands in the Atlantic
that have been taken under the na
tion's wing, it would serve a more
humane as well as more really pro
tective course, in the strict practical
Gen. Otis reported a day or two
since a loss of eight men in a fight in
southern Luzon, but as "the enemv
left 64 dead on the field and many
wounded" there is again gratifying
progress in what President McKinley
in his latest speech eloquently de
scribes as the "great task of lifting
up and assisting to better conditions
and larger liberty those distant peo
ple who have become our wards." The
war of course is again "over.
Wnn.E considering the evils of com
mercial trusts, we are not looking in
the direction of the money trust. For
the hrst time in the nation s history
congress has deliberately created a
national debt lor the benefit of bank
ers, who expect to reap 2 per 6ent on
t SoO.000,000 for 30 years, instead of
o per cent lor nine years, besides
using the debt itself as a basis upon
which to issue an enual amount of
pajer money upon which to collect 5
per ceat interest cn call.
The Boers nave sought honorable
peace with Great Britain, but are re
fusod with the admonition that noth
ing but the lion's share will do the
llritish. Nothing bnt the absolute
disappearance of the outh African
republic and the raising of the royal
ensign of her majesty's dominicn,
where once the flower1 of . a govern
ment by and for the people blosoAcd
under tbc sunshine of beaven will be
coDiiicred. Cdi3tJr5raT rf,VI th-
:sUi.6 is tis'werid's hiztzij whjEiej
That explanation of a "member of
the cabinet of the president s course
in the Porto Rican tariff discrimina
tion, according te this morning's in
formation, does not seem to go down
with the republican papers that have
opposed the entire outrage, any bet
ter than it does with other fair-minded
people of the republic. The admin
istration and the others involved in
the outrageous blunder had better
make a frank admission of the error
and attempt to rectify it regardless
of all phases of the situation, political
and otherwise. The inevitable conse
quences of sticking to a wrong will be
more disagreeable in the end than any
immediate discomfiture that may
come from doing right.
Where the Fla Floats.
President McKinley raised the flag
over the harem of the sultan of Sulu.
"Who will dare haul it down?"
Attorney-General Griggs fluttered
it over "Glory-crowned Heights" to
wit, "Gold and Glory."
Treasurer Gage uses it as an ;igis
over "Pbilanthrpy and 5 per cent"
Standard oil banks.
Gen. W. H. I.. Barnes, of California,
nuiled it to the "Battlenieijts of
Heaven," whence it can never be
hauled down, since noue of the im
perialist will ever get near cnoujh.
But there are places where the Hag
docs not hang as the proper emblem
with the benediction of the fathers of
the republic, who made it sacred.
It docs not hang over the robbery
of the people through the currency
But it is u sod by McKinley as a
winding sheet of freedom in the Phil
ippines. It is used by McKinleysas a Wevler
emblem to the Porto Kicans; as a
fraud to Cubans; as a sign of cheap
labor to the Hawaiians; and as a pall
on the grave of popular sovereignty
in the United States, aud everything
and nothing, as the republican party
chooses to make it.
The Macrnm Incident Will Not Close.
The ghost of the Macrura matter
will not down, because it has mater
ialized into solid flesh and bone. The
proofs are overwhelming and conclu
sive that the United States oflicial
mail was summarily opened by Brit
ish censors, and indignities beajed
upon the representative of the United
States in South Africa.
Senators and representatives de
mand an investigation as the only
course for the United States to pursue
if it intends to maintain its dignity.
Representative Wheeler, of Kentucky,
has introduced a resolution to the ef
fect: "That the committee on foreign
aflairs be and it is hereby directed to
investigate the truth or falsity of the
charges made by Charles Macrum,
late consul of the government of the
United States at Pretoria, South Af
rica, that official or personal mail was
opened, read, suppressed or detained
by the censor of the British govern
ment at Durban, or that a telegram
sent by him to the department of
state at Washington was delayed by
British censors, etc."
Representative Richardson, of Ten
nessee, says: "Secretary Hay's re
sponse to the prior resolution "is eva
sive, weak and insufficient. 1 believe
an investigation will sustain the
charges of Macrum."
Treasurer Gage says: "The admin
istration thinks of Macrum exactly
what every reasonable man must
think that he is an ass. I am con
vinced that his charges are absolutely
without foundation and have besui
made in spite to embarrass the admin
istration." The Pittsburg Dispatch savs Mr.
Gage is quite frank about his classifi
cation of a McKinley appointee, but
insists that "it still appears to leave
open a point upon which the people
might like some enlightenment, tor
instance, if the administration, of
which the secretary is a member, ap
points an ass to a foreign consulate.
does the fact entitle a foreign govern
ment to open the official letters ad
dressed to the alleged donkey ? If so,
is it the asinine character of the appoin
tee or the asinine principle of selection
cn vriia tt ol the place itti cc2-
DR. E. VALENTINE H EATON.
fers that valuable privilege on a for
eign imperial world power?"
The Minneapolis Times takes up
the matter apart from tht of the per
sonality of Mr. Macrum, and declares
it a national matter. "Not Mr. Mac
rum, but the nation." Farther on
the subject, it says: "Republican
organs act like nervous beldames
when Macrum's name is mentioned,
and shudder or shriek as the mood
affects them. Who cares for Mac
rum? Ii he is a liar the fact can
readily be proved. He has, or as
serts that he has. envelopes with the
violated seal of these United States
and an incriminating tag with V. R.
on them to fix the responsibility of
violation. Representative Wheeler
says Macrum showed him such an en
velope and a New York paper has a
photograph of an envelope "and the
indorsement of the censor. Whether
Macrum is Miltonian or simian in in
tellect has nothing to do with the
case; neither has Mr. Hay's denial,
which, by the way, will avail nothing
if Macrum really has the outraged
letters to show.
"The main question "Did Great
Britain offend international comity?
cannot be pushed aside by mouthings
about Marcum and epithetical dia
tribes upon his worthlessness, neglect
of duty and general pusillanimity.
If Great Britain's censor at Durban
tampered with Uncle Sam's mail Great
Britain will excoriate that censor who,
doubtless, acted without authority,
and will disavow his illegal proced
ure. There will not-be any war over
the question, but no censor will ever
offend again, the London war office
will apologize and stalwart American
ism wilJ have been vindicated."
"This administration is getting too
familiar with England,' says Senator
William E. Mason, of Illinois. "Sec
retary Hay's disposition to doubt the
assertions of Former Consul Macrum
that the British authorities intercepted
his oflicial mail shows that Secretary
Hay is more an .Englishman than an
American and that be should be re
moved. People at Washington be
lieve the Marcum incident is one of
many that will lead the people to de
mand that this love business between
the United States and England It;
stopped. Hay had better resign and
make room for a Bian with American
blood in his veins."'
There is the strongest circumstan
tial evideuce of an alliance between
the McKinley administration and
Great Britain. Kosebery, Choate,
Salisbury, the academicians, the gold-
standard bill, and even the annoving
Macrum refer to it. It is in the air,
drifts in through the oriental door.
J he lonuliti- with the Jion s paw is
evident in the Nicaragua canal meas
ure. The insult to the nation in the
Macrum matter was but a love tap
between bosom friends.
Siberian Killing to be Prohibited.
The thought ol exiled Russian criminals
clanfiK their wa.y o er the snow.-, of the Si
herian plaics to a life of terrilie dcsnla' ion i
one of horror. It N now rumored that this
barbarous custom is to be ubolis.'ied. und. that
Siberia, which is really a fertile country, is to
be cultivated. This news will be welcomed as
joylully by the far away convicis asis the fact
by exliesof health, that Hostetter s Stomach
Hitters eures dyspepsia. Other so caileJ reme
dies claim to cure. That is alL The lsitters
Cot only claim to cure, but has done so for 5i
years. It eures indigestion, constipation, bil
ou-ness. malaria, fever and usrue. liver and
kidney troubles. It is the best medicine in the
wo-ld for this time of the year.
Via the New Line. !., K. I. A ff. W. By.,
Feb, 20, March 6 and SO, April 3 and IT.
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 applv to Geo.
W. Wood, C. P. & T. A.. 1803 Second
avenue, phone 1040 Rock Island, 111.,
or J. D. Sperry. C. P. & T. A.. 212
Brady street, phone 461, Davenport
Itwa. L. F. Berky, G. P. A.,
What's Your Fa.e Worth?
Sometimes a fortune, but never, if
you have a sallow complexion, a
jaundiced look, moth patches and
blotches on the skin all signs of
liver trouble. But Dr. King's New
Life Pills give clear skin, rosy cheeks,
rich complexion. Only 25e at Hartz
& Ullemever's drug store.
Advertised List of Letters No. 9.
List of letters uncalled for at the postofnee
at Kock Island. March 10. 1000:
Brocht. Mrs. George
CoUins. J. C.
Meeks. Sarah J.
stiller. C. W.
Morse. William N.
Noble. Krwin S.
Kidenour. W. M.
Taylor. Edie Mrs.
TiUey. R. K.
When calUn? for advertised letters please
five list number.
Thomas H. Thomas. Postmaster
&4er GERMAN LAWS,
Is EaceUcat for
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, etc
Oft. RiCnTER'S wortd-Rcaownca
What one pbyncutg out of many to'aties-
HlaTMlilivi 7MK mi
I hav found Or. Ricftfer's
to bean invaluable remedy
in most all case where
a nnimenr is recuirea.
i a I ly for Influen2a,uwseic.!
Zc aad Mc at all drocKists or UtrougB
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a. sin r nweww vmi at"wm a. r.
, in mii i. .. ... ' i I ii
This is the Gentleman Who Is Entitled to
All tbc Credit for AU the Jiomerons
Cares That sn Betas Effocted
at the British Medical In
stitute. 1002 Second
A staff of eminent physicians and
surgeons from the British Medical In
stitute hare 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 city at No. 1002
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 15. These services consist
not onlv of consultation, examination
and advice, but also of all minor sur
The object in pursuing this course
is to become rapidlv ana personally
acquainted with the sick arrd the af
flicted, and, under no condition wnat
ever will any 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 everv case thev undertake
At the first interview a thorough ex
amination made, and, if in curable,
yoa are frankly and kindly told so.
also advised against spending your
money for useless treatment.
Male and female v-eakness, cartarrh
and cartairhal deafness, also rupture.
goitre, cancer, and 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.
Ollice hours from 9 a. m. till 8 p
m. Not open Sundays.
A GREAT NEWSPAPER.
It has always b"nn claimed for The
t'hirago Tribune that it 'would, in
all probability, pass with the l,iliest
avorapa in any cnmpetiiivo examination
amoncr the newspapers of the United
States for excelJouco in ell department
!-n,.T date of May 2. the
" Onmlia Vorld-H riJa. editorially en
" cwt-riiu? a, ;-tter from "Inquirer
askitiK Ui nan,'-.- of th tive be.-t
" nt-riu.ie!s in tniH country, points
out iht a r.cvs;..H),-r may ex-l in
oiiv wav anrl r lnl'rrior tn aiifthr.
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f:e- Rr-tiv,ral ht-adinee or leadinc
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l:ex possible pre.-ulation of
Ciairtration o Lews by de
ta.rttnent. "FT'iltr.rijOs. i
The ("tiirairo Trilintie Is the.
only r.ew.r'iU' ' in th' l'ijilrl Stats
" which the or!d-HrRlri ronioers
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Practically all b'qft-elasa intelligent
newt paper readers, cjtnr-rising the bit
and middle cIudmis in : lucaco and vicin
ity, read The CMcrjto Tr:bune. A
grant majority ot tb'.-m read no other
The C'liicnjro Tribune prints mora
advertising p;r in and year out than
any newspaper in ths West.
A Great Advertising Medium.
T. 3 I
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See to it that you are satisfied. We
can sell you at prices that will make
your pocketbook leel good, and what
is more make you satisfied. The best
hard and soft coal and coke at lowest
price. Full weight, prompt deliy
ery in fact perfect satisfaction.
Rock Island Fuel Co.
Office Twenty-Third street and Ttird
avenue, rhone ll7.
Best Dining Car Service.
' V-fk For Drunkenness mod
Branch ST THE
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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-
S siring promptly
one at lowest
Hot nd by a tnmU
Black Joe Crearn
It la tbc rmlet of til
L. E. West, Gum Co.
Rock Island, 111.
f. A. LKITHXIR,
Street, Rook Is
Hull & Co.
Mitchell ft' Lynda
2026, Fourth Are.
Ask your Gro
cer for it and get
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Second are. and
ACADEMY OF THE
conducted by the
sisters of the visi
tation, 2930 Fifth
avenue. Rock Is
land. The Acad
the new academy
will be opened
Monday. Sept. 18.
MU8IO. ART. EL
and the languages.
E. F. Stroehle
Chieago papers de
livered and orders
taken (or all peri
odicals. 1621 Third avenue.
SCRAP I BOM,
AND ALL KINDS
Hides, wool ftTal
low. Highest price
paid whether In
small or large
or car load lota.
are. 'Phone 4902,
Rook Island, III.
2100 Fifth are.
then go to
24th St. and
3rd Ave. Rock
THOMAS VAN TUYL,
and all general light
113-115 West Seventeenth street.
Graduate 1881 of
Eleven Years la
DR. J. R. COZINE,
Office and residence
over David Don'a
store, 1615 2nd; Ave.
Roek Island, 111.
H. 8. RACHMAtf
in town to
ism Second avenue.
Rock Island. HI.
The next session
7th. IHPv. Philo
For terms and full
- REV. J. T. A.
for Furnaee tTse.
Second - Street,
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for all collec
returns on all
Office 1712 Second
COS Forty-fifth St.
If you Intend do
ing any building call
Shop snd residence
at No. 12R4 Thlrtv
elgbth street, Kock
F. J. Steele, Pro.
1709 Second av..
Your entire ward
robe cleaned and
pressed for f 1 per
month. Work called
for and delivered.
Chicago papers de
Rock Island Electric Co.
GAS AND .
Isolated Plants, MdtorS,' Electrical
Supplies and : Novelties, General
Repairing. Estimates Cheerfully
Furnished. Private Telephones.
119 Eighteenth Street.
all kinds of gray iron
and brass castings.
avenue and Ninth
IK POISONOUS DKCftS HAVE FAILED
to cuke roc, TRY nature's
PROF. W. A JACOBS, the great
Magnetic Healer will cure you
of any disease In a short time With
out the ue of drugs.
Office: Ftat No. 1 Industrial
Home building. Rock Island.
Offlr-e hours 10 to 12 a m., 2. to 5 p ni ,
and :3 to p. m.
served at noon,
Lunch from 4:30 to
Braised beef with
and hot cakes lfro.
John E. Jaynes,
Short order house
open day or night.
1W7 Second Ave.
a new Invention.
230 Bridge A venue,
W. T. MagUl.
Office tn Masonle
Bio to 12:00 a. m.
1:80 to SO p. m.
Rook Island, 111.
Supcrvlserof must a
In publlo schools.
Private suirtlo In Y.
M. C. A. building.
Office hours, 4 to
and 7 to 9 p. m. and
all day Saturdays.
O. D. DORAN,
CROWN A FRITH IK
work a specialty
New and sec
1513 Second Av.
B. F, KNOX!
412 Twentieth St.
tieth St. and
We give the
for the least
are prepared to
do bendlug. patch
ing and cutting.
Also heavy or
light forging ,
Drop forging ' a
no Nineteenth St
COAL AND WOOD.
WE WANT TO HELP YOC
Out of your coal dlT.culi.les. Can't pay
your bins, but will try ao1 please you
with fuel that will bvra.
E. B. McKOWN.
kock i si ana savings aann
Book Island, 111.
Incorporated Under the Jr Four Per Cent Paid on
State Law. j Deposits. "
Monet Loaned On Personal Collateral Oh Real Estate Secukiti.
J. M. Buford. President.
John Crubaugb, vice President.
P. Greenawait, Cashier. '
Began busine July 2. 1 80 snd occupied
S. E- corner of Mitchell
H S. Cable.
H. P. Hull.
E. W. Hurst,
Solicitors Jackson and Hurst.
J. M. Buford
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