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THE AUG US, TTEDNESDA i", SrAHCII 21, 19t
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Wednesdat. Mabch 21.
Supervisor M. W. BATTUES
. , . c- , tJOHN T. SHIELDS
Awlstant Supervisors , c. H. SEIDEL
Asj.es.sor CHRIS SCHILLINGER
CoUector FKF.O WHISLKR
First Ward KOBtRT C. BECK
Second Ward WILXJAM ECKERM ANN
Third Ward EDWARD B4UERSFELD
Fourth Ward '. GBOItfJE W. ASTER
Fifth Ward HENRY L. WHEELAN
Sixth Ward DANIEL MARONEV
Seventh Ward JOHN W. LA WHEAD
OI K 1)1 TV TO PORTO KICO.
(rrom President McKlnley's Me,
sage to Congress.)
'Since the cesvion Porto Rico has
been denied the principal markets khe
bad loner enjoyed, and our tariffs
have been continued against her pro
duct as when she was under Spanish
sovereignty. The markets of Spain
are closed to her products except upon
term., to which the commerce of all
nation Is subjected. The island of
Cuba, which used to buy her eattle and
tobacco without custom duties, now
Imposes the tame duties upon these
products as from an; other country en
terinir her ports. She bat. therefore,
lost her free Intercourse with Spain
en Cuba, without any compensating
beoellls In this market. Her coffee was
little known and not In use by our peo
ple, and, therefore, there was no de
mand here for this one of her chief pro
ducts. The markets of the I'rjited
Slates should be opened up to ber
"Oar plain daty Is to abolish ell
customs tariffs between the I'nlted
gtates mod Porto Rico, and give her
prod nirts free access to oar markets."
BIGHT THE WRONG OR DEFEAT
(Kdltorlsl Chicago Times-Herald.
Administration Paper, Aoent
Hons 1 S Par 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 Prcs
8osne Expressions on the 8eb
Jecs. "I believe the Porto Rico tariff bill
Is unconstitutional, and violates all our
agreements with and pledges to the
Porto RicaD." Ex-Senstor Edmunds.
"I regard the bill (the Porto Rlcan
tariff) as a most serious departure from
the right principles." Ex-President
"Our flag does not mean one thing
here and another thing In Cuba or
Porto Rleo." President McKlnley to
SO.noo Methodists at Ocean Grore on
Aug. 55. iw.
'The highest considerations of jus
tice and good faith demand that we
shall not disappoint the condden. ex
pectation of sharing in our prosperity
with wbicb the people or Porto Rico
so gladly transferred their allegiance
to the foiled States. We should treat
the Interests of this people as our own.
I wish most stront-ly to urge that the
customs duties between Porto Rico
and the t'nlted States -be removed.
Secretary of War Root In -his annual
"A duty on exports Is forbidden by
the constitution, and the proposed
duty of IS per cent on oods from the
United States and Porto Rico would
be a violation of that prohibition "
Senator George Prtsbie Hoar.
"The attempt to make three-quarter
cltlzeos out of the Porto Rleaaa is
certainly original "Ex-Speaker Reed.
''What la the reason thst this tariff
rate, anomalous, unheard of. unprece
dented and temporary, should be ap
plied to Porto Kieo while tbe other day
a bill was passed In the boose appro
priating t.noo.O.X for Porto Rleo from
tbe treasury?" Senator Cusbman K.
"Porto Rico under the American Bag
will enjoy tbe tame privileges and tbe
same ImmuaiMcs as the citizens of the
United 'States and territories of the
union. Gen. Miles proclamation ou
Invading tbe Uland of Porto Rico.
"All tbe republicans of my state are
for free trade for Porto Rico. Every
republican editor In Vermont is against
the 15 per cent tariff. I Intend to vote
for tbe Nelson amendment providing
for free trade between this country
and Porto Rleo". Senator Redfleid
Proctor, of .Vermont, and original ad
tnintstxation commissioner to Cuba, be
fore the Spanish war.
The president eeems to have made
the issue, pirty loyalty or national
Now that the president has de
manded the passage of the Porto Eican
tariff measure at a party measure,
what will poor Uncle Shelby do?
The number of aainstiucted dele
gations to the republican state conven
tion send a shiver of fear through tbe
bodies of the anti-Tanner people.
The other candidates in speaking of
the Yates delegates always claim that
they will go to some other candidate
on tbe second ballot. This is cruel.
The Union is emulating 'the Kan
sas ideal of journalism. But instead
of giving itself over to a Sheldon
edition, comes out this morning with
a Searle edition.
Honor to the dogs" is the presi
dent's attitude it would not do to
let a great party go before the people
confronted by the self-acknowledged
fact that it had erred. Better take
chances on sticking to a wrong.
Senator- Han.ha is opposed to the
admission of Porto Rico as a state or
territory. The senator realizes that
it is simpler and cheaper to handle
tbe island as a dependent province
than to buy the suffrages of independ
ent voters! Bloomington Bulletin.
Between the civilizing expansion
of Jefferson and the brutal imperial
ism of McKinley there is a difference
as great well, as great as the differ
ence between the two men. There is
no democrat that opposes imperial
ism as McKinley seeks 'to introduce it
who would not support expansion as
Jefferson inaugurated it." Bourke
As a matter of course, the national
house would permit no investigation
into tbe British fortification move
ment on the Alaskan frontier. To
use tbe lately coined favorite expres
sion of the president, "it would be
suicidal,' not only from a party stan
Doint. but even more than that
might jar the existing confidential re
lations with "dear old London.1
The tobacco trust fears the compe
tition of little Porto Kico. Before
long will come the Philippines, and
there tobacco is both grown ana man
ufactured into cigars. If the Philip
pines shall be admitted as part of the
integral territory ot the United states.
every cigar factory in this country
might as well shut up shop, while the
proprietor can send what is left oi
his cipital over to Manila, there to
start a new plant, manned bv cigrar
makers with wages of 6 cents a day
When Senator Mason secured the
floor of the senate to speak on his
resolution in bebalf of the Boers the
senate went into secret session and
the chairman of the committee. Sena
tor Davis, left the room, lest he
should hear unpleasant truths. The
oretically. the things said in secret
session do not reach the ears of the
people. Some leak out. but always
in incomplete and garbled form. It
was tbe purpose of the senate to see
that Mason s voice did not reach tbe
people, and the people are beginning
to wonder whether their voices can
ever reach the senate, as now consti
President McKinley has declared
that the enactment of the Porto Rican
tariff bill has been made such a great
party issue that it would be suicidal
to the republicans to abandon the
stand they have taken, and the house
measure must therefore stand as a
party measure, and that if it is de
feated it must be by democratic votes
The passage of tbe measure, he says
would not only be wise, but good poll
tics. It is also stated that the presi
dent is especially annoved that so
many republicans should have ar
rayed themselves on the side of free
trade. In other words, the president
is vexed that any of his partv states
men should have taken him at his
word in his last message to congress
and should have seen the rijrht as he
saw it then. He is surprised, too, that
there are prominent republicans in
tbe United States who feel it is more
manly to undo a wrong and recede
from it than stick to it merely because
it bas become a party measure.
Lents aad the Oar man Press.
An inspired article, proceeding ap
parently from the republican press
bureau, has been going the rounds of
tbe press in those states in which the
( rerm an vote is most numerous. It
charges that Representative Johu J.
Lent, of Ohio, in his very able speech
oeiore the democratic national com
mittee, urging the claims of Milwau
kee as a convention city, said that tbe
(itrmtn papers could be "bought up.
Nothing of the sort was said by Mr.
Lentz. and the effort to -make it ap
pear that he thus slandered the German-American
papers has a motive so
apparent as to discredit it utterly.
What Mr. Lentz did say was this:
"I did not say that the German pa
pers can be bought in the sense at.
tributed to me. nor did I nse the lan
guage attributed to me. I suggested
that Mr. McKinley wa already bring,
ing prominent Germans connected
with 'newspapers to Washington for
conferences. I stated tbat there are
640 German newspapers in the United
auties, many oi the small plants ha v.
ing a few 'hundred subscribers and
! located in German settlements not
. Urge enough to sustain a paper. I
, suggested that many of these could
I be bought outright, and the republi
can party with its gigantic cainuaiir-i
fond would buy many of them and '
thus control the political matter tbat
would go.ia their columns.
It is perfectly obvious that this is
in no sense an 'attack on tbe German
press, and the systematic endeavor of
tbe republican press bureau to so con
strue it is as discreditable as it will
Geo. Wallace Again.
Gen. Lew Wallace, although con
tinuing a strong republican, says:
The education of the people lately
so generously undertaken by tbe ma
jority of republican senators in Wash
ington is benefiting me. The month
during which their school was to last
is not half out, yet I am able to see
what is the matter with them. It is
that President McKinley wants to
convert the Philippines and Porto
Rico into colonies and govern them
personally, and. though they know as
well as the president that there Is no
grant of power in tbe constitution to
establish a colonial system, they are
determined to help him to his wish.
This obliquity of vision, obsequi
ousness or whatever it may be called,
is strange, and I confess not being
far enough advanced in tho course of
instruction submitted to me in com
mon with the people generally to de
cide whether it is due to the patron
age which the president always skill
fully keeps in sight and smell of
congressional visitors or to the Cae
sarian meat they are id the habit of
eating at their 5 o'clock dinners. I
would suggest a constitutional amend
ment as follows:
-Sec. 1. The United States shall
not in any manner acquire, hold,
maintain, provide for or exercise jur
isdiction or sovereignty over any isl
and, territory or country now foreign,
except with tbe consent of the people
of the United States first had.
'Sec. 2. In cases of territorial
expansion hereafter proposed the will
of the people of the United States, re
quired by the foregoing section, shall
be determinable at elections to be
provided by congress, and in every
instance the president shall proclaim
the result, whereupon, if there be a
majority for the proposition, the con
stitution shall, from tbe day of tbe
proclamation, extend to the island,
territory or country admitted and to
"Undoubtedly the senators will un
derstand the amendment. Along with
their other superiorities they have an
intuition of such high-wrought micro
scopic poweras to magnifyeffects and
subject them to perfect knowledge and
appreciation at sight.
A Fiendish Attack.
An attack was lately made on C.
F. Collier of Cherokee, Iowa, that
nearly proved fatal. It came
through bis kidneys. His back got
so lame he could not stoop without
great pain, nor sit in a chair except
propped by cushions. No remedy
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Don't Swallow Medicine.
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lou have taken medicine lor years
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Use nature's best remedy, vital
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Consultation and first treatment
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Brady street, phone 461, Davenport
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Taxes for the year 1899 are due.
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real estate will be expected to make
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orced for nonpayment of personal
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A FEW PERSONAL WORDS.
The Readers of The Argus Bit on More
Than One Occasion Voluntarily Thanked
Cs For Calling Their Attention to
Matters of Deep Interest to Them.
It is this feeling of satisfaction that
prompts us lo mention the fact tbat
tbe British Medical Institute has es
tablished a permanent branch office in
Rock Island, at 1002 Second avenue,
and it offers its services free for three
months to all invalids who call for
treatment before April 15.
The full importance of this munifi
cent offer can scarcely be realized.
Suffice it to say that the British Medi
cal Institute has on its staff a large
number of the most expert British
medical specialists in the United
States, and that Dr. E. Valentine Hea
ton, the chief consulting surgeon, is
now in Rock Island and will remain
permanently, assisted by one or more
of his staff.
Tbe reader should remember tbat
no charge whatever will be made for
consultation, examination or advice
(medicines excepted); and that all
minor snrgical operations will be per
formed free, the only condition being
that invalids must avail themselves
of this between now and April 15,
and from no it until tbat date the office
will be kept open every day, Sundays
excepted, from 9 a. in. till 8 p. m.
Male and fema'e weakness, catarrh
and catarrhal deafness, also rupture,
goitre, cancer, varicocele, and all dis
eases of ' the rectum, are positively
cured by their new treatment.
Those of our readers who are ailing
should call at once and avoid tae
crowding that will naturally take
place later on.
Dr. E. Valentine Heaton, the chief
consulting surgeon of tbe institute,
is in personal charge.
Office hours from 9 a. m. till 8 p.
m. Not open Sundays.
E lection Notice.
Notice Is hereby given that on Tuesday, the
third day of April, A. 1. 1900, In the city of
Rock Island. 111. an election will be held for
the following otneers, to-wit:
One alderman in the First ward for two
One alderman in the Second ward for two
One alderman In tbe Tthird ward for two
One alderman in the Fourth ward f.r two
alderman in tbe Fifth ward for two
alderman in the Sixth ward for two
One alderman from the Seventh ward for
One supervisor for two years.
Two assistant supervisors fur two years.
One assessor for one year.
One collector for one year.
Which election will open at 7 o"dock in the
morning and continue until 5 o'clock In the af
ternoon of tbat day.
Places of registration and voting will be as
First Ward, Precinct 1 No. 40:1 Fourth ave
First Ward. Prec'nct 2 No. 601 Fifth street.
Second Ward. Precinct 1 No. 1014 Third
Second Ward, P.ecinct 2 George Stodd's
Third Ward, Precinct 1 No. 13H Third ave
nue. Third Ward. Precinct 2 No. 1431 Seventh
Fourth " a-d. Precinct 1 Frlck & Kaulz's
livery stable. 1814 Third avenue.
Fourth Ward, Precinct J M. Levy's carriage
house. Nineteenth street between Sixth und
Fifth Ward. Precinct 1 Hose house on
Fifth Ward, Precinct 2 Schmid's grocery.
No. 823 Twentieth street.
Sixth Ward. Precinct 1 2008 Fifth avenue.
Sixth Ward. Precinct 2 Twentv-nin h street
chapel. Seventh avenue and Twenty-ninib
Seventh Ward. Precinct 1 Street car barn.
Seventh Ward, Precinct 2 Old No. 7 school.
H. C. ScHArriH. City and Town Clerk.
Rock Island, Illinois. March 12. A. i).. 191 0.
Bean the s? 'I8 lA Yoa HavB alwars Bought
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One Week Commencing
Sunday Night, March 18.
With grand matinee Saturday. The
supreme farvorite. CHAStS-LISTEIt
Theatre Co.. presenting a new reper
toire of good plays and specialties.
Sreclal First time here of the wonder
ful Alpine Family. Tbe most original
troupe of aeriali-ts. gymnasts acd com
edy acrobats. The sweet singer. Mary
Nielson, sister of tne ftraous opera
singer Alice Nielsen: Will Carroll,
the popular comeditn, and others in
Prices 10c. 20c and 30c Seat sale at
Bleuer s jewelry store. Pnone 4423.
on the face, eczema, tfttfr. freckles,
blackheads, ring worm, l.iotrhes. and ail
skin disorders can bo cured with
Price SO Cents a Bos.
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Purify the blood and tone the system.
Price as Cents per Bottle.
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Best Dining Car Service.
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The following firms are recommended to readers of The Ar
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advantage, and worthy of business confidence:
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Cleaning and re
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Black Joe Cream
It la th. muileat ' all
L. E. West. Gum Co.
61 1 Seventeenth St.
Rock Island, 111.
f, A. LEITHMB,
Street, Rock Is
Hull & Co.
Mitchell A Lynda
I02S, Fourth Ave.
Ask yonr Gro
cer for it and get
a Cook Book free.
Second ave. and
AOADEMY 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 tbe languages.
E. F. Stroehle
Chloago papers de
livered and orders
taken for all peri
odicals 1021 Third avenue.
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paid whether id
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or car load lots.
are. 'Phone 4003,
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2100 Fifth ave.
then go to
34th St. and
3rd Ave. Rock
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and all general light
113-115 West Seventeenth street.
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DR. J. B. COZINE,
Office and residence
over David Don's
tore, 1815 2nd; Ave.
Rook Island, 111.
H. S. RACHMAN
in town to
1005 Second avenue.
Rook Island, 111.
Tbe next session
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for Furnace Use.
Second - Street,
ir you Intend do
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Shop and residence
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1709 Second av.,
Your entire ward
robe cleaned and
pressed for tl per
month. Work called
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Chleago papers de
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Rock Island Electric Co.
Isolated Plants, Motors, Electrical
Supplies and Novelties, General
Repairing. Estimates Cheerfully
Furnished. Private Telephones.
119 Eighteenth Street.
all kinds of gray iron
and brass eastings.
avenue and Ninth
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Office hours to to 12 a. m., S. to 5 p. m.,
and 5:30 to 8 p. m.
served at sees,
Luneh from 4:80 to
Braised beef with
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John E. Jaynes,
Short order bouse
open day or night.
1807 Seeond Ave.
s new invention.
230 Bridge Avenue,
AVENPORT, I A.
W. T. HagUi.
Offlce fn Masonle
9 J to 12:00 a. m.
1:30 to 4 30 p. m.
Rock Island, 111.
In publlo schools.
Private studio In Y.
M. C. A. building.
Office hour, f to 6
and 7 to 0 p. m. and
all day Saturdays.
O. D. DO RAN,
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work a specialty
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411 Twentieth St.
tletb 8V and
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are prepared to
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Also heavy or
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110 Nineteenth 81
& Peoria Railway
EAST and SOUTH.
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Bock Inland, EL
Picture Framing a Specialty.
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at the art store of
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310-314 Twentieth Street.
Rock Island Savings Bank
Hock Island. HI.
Incorporated Under the ML Four Per Cent Paid on
State Law. yjj y Deposits.
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J. M. Buford, President.
John Crnbaagh. Vice President.
P. Greenewait, Cashier.
Began business July Z. 1890. and occupied
o. r. corner 01 autcaeu
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H. P. Hull.
- K. W. Hurst,
Solicitor Jackson and Ham.
i. M. Buford