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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY. JULY 27, 1900.
IT'S ONLY A HINT BUT YOU
SHOULD EMBRACE IT.
You certainly want to present
the "idol of your heart" with an
acceptable gift and our line of
jewelry offers you a wide range
to select from. Almost any arti
cle you can lay your eyes on in
the way of jewelry appropriate
to feminine taste would prove
acceptable to her and by making
such a present she would in
crease her regard for you. If
you vr:r in absolute need of
jewelry and silverware you
would not hesitate a minute to
pay full price, especially if you
knew anything about the value
and price asked at. other stores
fcr similar goods. But now we
are offering them at special in
ducements and if your courtship
has reached the stage that you
want to "pop the question." bet
ter prepare yourself for it by
purchasing from us.
Opposite Harper House.
If You Want
WORKED INTO YOUR
CLOTHES; if you want your
own Ideas carried out, then order
that next suit here. No uncer
tainty about the tailoring. Ev-
erj thing is done according to the
dictates of skill and experience.
In our tailoring, the most fastidi- g
ous and critical men find their
ideas and tastes cleverly defined.
A new line of summer suitings
now being shown.
1817 Second Avenue.
For Your g
I Party or
WE CAN FURNISH THE LAT
EST DESIGNS AND BEST MA
TERIAL IN ICE CREAM AND
IVE US YOUR NEXT OR
DER. WE WILL BE SURE TO
Charles E. Hodgson,
American Ins. Co Newark, N. J.
Continental Ins. Co New York
lAricultural Ins. Co. New York
Traders' Ins. Co Chicago. III.
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New Hampshire Ins. Co. . N. Hampshire
North German Ins. Co. New York
Eecurity Ins. Co New Haven, Conn.
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Connecticut Fire Ins. Co. of Connecticut
Office, room 3. Buiord block. Rate
a low as consistent with security.
Loaned on Watches, Diamonds and all
other articles of value: also bargains
on all unredeemed goods, ei
SIEGEL'S LOAN OFFICE,
S12 East Third Street DAVENPORT.
Old Phone North 1575-Y.
WRITTEN BYA NOTABLEWOMAK
Mrs. Sarah Kellogg- of Denver. Color
Bearar of the Woman's Belief Corps,
Bends Thanks to Mrs. Pinkham.
letter was written
by Mrs. Kellogg,
of 1623 Lincoln
Ave. , Denver,
Lorn T.r-nn M.c
Dear Mrs. Pinkham :
" For five years I
was troubled with a
tumor, whirh k-pnt
f . . r
intense agony ana
eje&t mental depression. I was unable to at
tend to my bouse work, and life became a bur
den to me. 1 was confined for days to my bed,
lost tnv airnetite. mv couraere and all hone.
44 1 could not bear to think of an operation,
and in my distress I tried every remedy which
I thought would' be of any use to me, and
reading of the value of Lydia E. Pinkbam's
Vegetable Compound to siek women decided
to give it a trial. I felt so discouraged that I
hail little hope of recovery, and when I began
to feel better, after the second week, thought
it only meant temporary relief; but to my
great "surprise I found that I kept gaining,
while the tumor lessened in Bize.
44 The Compound continued to build up my
general health and the tumor seemed to be
absorbed, until, in seven months, tho tumor
was entirely gone and I a well woman. 1 am
so thankful for my recovery that I ask vou
to publish my letter in newspapers, so other
women may know of the wonderful curative
powers of Lydia E. Pinkbam's Vegetable
When women are troubled with irreg
ular or painful periods, weakness, dis
placement or ulceration of the female
organs, that bearing-down feeling, in
flammation, backache, flatulence, gen
eral debility, indigestion or nervous
prostration, they should remember
there is one tried and true remedy.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound at once removes sucb troubles.
No other medicine in the world has
received such widespread and unquali
fied endorsement. No other medicine
has such a record of cures of female
Mrs. Pinkham invites all sick women
to write her for advice. She is daughter-in-law
of Lydia E. Pinkham and for
twenty-five years under her direction
and since her decease has been
advising sick women free of charge.
She has guided thousands to health.
Address, Lynn, Mass.
Remember that it is Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound that is cur
ingwomen, and don't allow any druggist
to sell you anything else in i ts place.
"a4a,4ma"a.aTV4a.' A aT, am T A A "a am a, " a
It will repay you to investigate
our prices before purchasing
elsewhere as we are making spe
cial discounts on all our stock
during this, the dull business
season of the year. We have
3 lately added several new makes
-a a 1
to our regular line 01 gooas ana
making special introductory
prices on the same.
g Upright Pianos From
5iou and Upwards .
Also a few of the D. Roy Bowl
by estate stock left over to be
sold at the appraised prices.
New pianos returned from
Several good second hand up
rights including three Kimballs,
Our regular marked prices are
much lower than any of our com
petitors' on the same grades of
HALLETT & DAVIS.
WINTER & CO. H. P. NELSON
LAKESIDE PIANOS at
Opposite Illinois Theater.
Covers Mora Surface,
(3 times as rcuc4:)
(S times as long)
(lo 10 minntts)
Than Any Enaraol.
A GniLD gah apply it.
For nale by David Don, Rook Island
Hardware company. John T. Moftaker,
and J. J. Durgrai Jk. Co.
'"They don't crack so quick." Ca'
3 Made with "LIXOCORn"
tf buttonholes that hold.
W H sizes if you want them. U
H GEO. P. IDE h CO.. Maker Troy. N. Y. B
American Soldier Awarded Em
blems of Heroic Service.
LED HIS BEGJJIEUT AT TIENTSIN
Medal of Honor From I'nlted Statea
For Joseph A. Brrrkrnrldgc, Who
First Scaled Chinese 'city's Walla
and Bayoneted Boxer Flag; Bearer.
Decoration Front China For Bettor
ins Stolen Chineae Book of Prayer.
Joseih Allen Breckenridge, lute a
private in the Ninth United States in
fantry and now a prosperous young
farmer near Redwood, N. Y., has been
found worthy of honor by two na
tions, the United States and China, for
his work durlug the Boxer outbreak of
ltKX), says a correspondent of the
Washington Star. Though the recog
nitions seem tardy, neither of the gov
ernments are at fault iu the matter,
for the ex-soldier himself because of
his modesty has failed to make reply
for several years to official communi
cations touching the ucts for which he
is now to be given emblems of heroie
doing and valuable service.
From his own government Breckeu
ridge is to receive a medal of houor
for his intrepid daring at the great
battle of Tientsin, China, when he led
his regiment across the open plain be
fore the walls of the city and was the
very first to climb the masonry and
bayouet a flag bearer of the Boxer out
fit. His act was watched by thousands
of brave men of many nations, and u
cheer went up from his comrades of
the Ninth. In another miuute John J.
Gilmore, also a private in B company,
was at Breckenridge's side, and soon
the whole second battalion of the gal
lant regiment was engaged In a hand
to hand encounter with the fierce fa
natics uion the mud wall. A Chinese
sword pierced the coat of the hero, and
two ritie balls plowed through his cam
paign hat, but the young man was un
injured and fought like a lion through
that terrible half hour upon the wall,
after which from sheer exhaustion he
fell ami wa3 carried to the rear by his
Among others who witnessed the he
roic 'presence of the young American
was Colonel LeGrand. the French chief
of staff, and this officer reported the
incident In his account of the fight to
his government, and to this mention
due the fact that the United States Is
now about to recognize one of the most
noteworthy acts in a campaign filled
with heroic deeds and daring exam
ples. That .even extraordinary acts are
quickly forgotten and heroes soon lost
sight of is evidenced by the fact that
for more than three years the war de
partment has been trying to locate
Breckenridge. He received his dis
charge from the service in China, cash
ed his finals In Manila and was com
pletely lost sight of so far as the army
was concerned. Returning to the Unit
ed States he sought no notoriety, but
went at once to farming with his wid
owed mother and has done nothing else
since. In a few days he will receive
the medal of honor, and his friends
and neighbors purpose making a gala
affair of It.
Chiua. her reputation for exclusive
ness and nonintercourse notwithstand
ing, has also decided to reward in a
measure this young man. even though
he was among those foreign devils who
blew her superstition to the winds and
opened up the way into the sacred pre
cincts of the Forbidden City. But it is
not for any act of war in this case that
Breckenridge Is to be honored, though
iu Chinese eyes he performed a service
that entitles him to an exalted place in
the land of spirits.
Although Breckenridge received his
discharge at Tientsin, he followed the
Nintli upon that fearful march to the
relief of the legations at the capital
and was with his regiment when It
entered the Forbidden City and looked
Into the holy apartments of the emper
or and empress. Breckenridge saw that
some of the foreign soldiers who were
prowling about the imperial buildings
were carrying away with them many
priceless articles, and this In spite of a
general order which had been signed
by the various commanders prohibiting
under pain of death any looting within
the walls of cither the imperial or For
bidden cities. The American soldiers
were not engaged In this looting, for the
regiment was marched in and out again
In regular formation. Company M was
placed on guard, with First Lieutenant
John Schoeffel as specially detailed to
look after the belongings of the im
perial household and the "chamber of
sacred writings," in which was kept
that priceless book of Chinese antiquity.
"The High Word of Our Ancestors,"
sometimes called the "Holy History of
Lieutenant Schoeffel knew Brecken
ridge well, and. although the latter
was no longer In the service, lie de
tailed him to keep extra watch at the
entrance to the "chamber of sacred
writings" and to allow no one, with
the exception of officers of the allied
forces, to enter. The soldier was given
a rifle and bayonet with which to en
force this order, which he. did 6o well
that on the following morning not an
article had been disturbed in tho
chamber. ITowever, just about dnsk
Breckenridge was approached by three
Japanese officers, who exhibited an or
der purporting to be Issued by the
general conseut of the foreign com
manders for the removal of the sacred
book. One of the officers was of the
rank of colonel, and Breckenridge did
not question his autborAtr. The Jap
anese wrapped a heavy piece of silk
about the look and, one of them put
ting It upon his shoulder, departed.
Breckenridge remained at his post to
keep guard upon the remaining art!
cles within the room, never suspect
ing that the supposed order was a
fake and forgery, which It turned out
to be, and the men, not Japanese ol
cers at all, but determined Chinese
looters In Japanese military garb.
As soon as the theft of the book was
made known at the various army
headquarters searching parties were
sent out and orders issued to all offi
cers up and down the I'elho and at
Taku, Tientsin and Shanghaikwan to
be on the lookout for the precious art!
cle. Breckenridge was called before
the generals and gave as good a de
scription as possible of the men who
posed as Japanese officers and carried
away the book. He also volunteered
his services to search for it and with
out compensation of any kind, feeling
deeply the fact of his being duped by
a trio of Chinese robbers. The gener
als gladly accepted his services and
exonerated him from all blame. Lieu
tenant Schoeffel said that he himself
would very likely have given the
great look over to the men upon the
production of the order.
Breckenridge said that the order was
signed by several officers whose signa
ture were familiar to him and that the
body of It was In French and English,
like all orders that were Issued iu the
name of the allies. This caused those
who were In quest of the book to be
lieve that others besides the Chinese
were parties to Its taking away, and
this assumption turned out to be the
correct one. The additional fact that
the robbers wore the uniform of Japa
nese officers gave a clew which pointed
in the direction of that army, and Mar
shal Yamagata was forced to believe
with shame, as he put it, that some of
his officers were engaged in the high
handed looting. He issued the follow
Japan's army Is disgraced by robbing
officers, who are known at these head
quarters. Those officers who were engag
ed in the stealing of the ChlneBe book of
prayer from the temple of the Imperial
household are given until this hour to
morrow to deliver this foreign property
to the American commander. Without
further orders from ine these officers will
return to Nippon.
The order did not have the effect
hoped for, and the Japanese command
er caused the arrest of a number of his
officers, but they all satisfied him of
their innocence in the matter and none
was punished. The other army com
munders were too lax in their efforts
to restore the volume to its proper
place, but there seemed little hope of
success, and the affair was almost en
tirely forgotten when Li Hung Chang
arrived at Tientsin from Canton to par
ley as to terms of peace. The aged
viceroy had heard of the loss of the
book at his home at Canton, and it was
among the first thiugs he inquired
about upon his arrival at Tientsin. He
made offers of large rewards, and the
search began anew.
Breckenridge was at this time at the
port of Taku, and there, under author
ity given him by Captain Wood of the
quartermaster's department, he kept a
constant vigil, carefully examining all
outgoing packages and loxes. During
this time he was living at the expense
of tho army, but he was tiring of his
work when In February, litOl, six
mouths after the disappearance of the
great volume, he discovered it packed
neatly In a heavy wooden box and ad
dressed to an officer of the Japanese
army at Kobe. Captain Wood at once
reported the find and sent the book to
Tientsin under special guard. From
that point It was taken again to Pe
king and in due time, upon the return
of the fugitive imperial family, restored
to its place in the chamber of sacred
Breckenridge was given $0h) by
Chinese merchants of Tientsin, but the
rewards offered by LI Hung Chang
had Ik'cii withdrawn, and the viceroy
had taken Lis departure for the south
again. The Japanese military authori
ties caused an investigation to be
made, but nothing came of it, for the
officer to whom the package was ad
dressed had not been in Chiua and
claimed that he knew no one who
would be likely to consider him au ac
complice In such a piece of work.
Mr. Breckenridge, who was seen re
cently at his home about four miles
from Redwood, N. Y., said he was not
quite fure what form the Chinese dec
oration would take, but believed, from
a letter In his possession from the
American minister at Peking, that It
would take the form of a ring of pale
blue jade. "I don't care a rap for the
decoration," said this intelligent and
good looking young farmer, "but I did
feel mean when I saw how completely
I had been duped. Of course the
forced order was well got up, but as a
mutter of military business I should
never have let the thing go without
the personal and verbal order of the
lieutenant of the guard. I put In sev
eral hard and discouraging months
looking for the blamed thing and
spent about all of my loose change, but
the merchants and others at Tientsin
came forward very nicely, and with
that rnd my finals, which I cashed In
Manila, I bought this little place."
Onr Imported Tailor'a fl.SoO a. Wek.
English tailoring is losing the services
of Mr. Winter, who, according to the
Tailor and Cutter, has been engaged at
250 a week to act as sartorial adviser
to the United States government. The
American tailors are furious, says the
Iondon News. "Now is the Winter of
their discontent." The Xer York pa
pers naturally give space to the sub
ject. They Lave elicited from Mr.
Winter that he "hopes to do something
smart" for both branches of the United
States serrlce, the officials desiring to
avoid any resemblance to German uni
forms and to copy the British as far as
Colored garments may now be washed without the slightest fading. Even repeated washing will not
change their color. This is one of the many wonderful achievements of Maple City Sclf-Waihin Soap
the cleansing agent whose remarkable properties have revolutionized washday and robbed it of all itf
drudgery. Take any garment, wash it several times with Maple City Soap then compare with a
ample of the original goods and you can 7 detect the slightest change of shade.
A WONDERFUL CALENDAR.
Tlie I'onr Ace From lite TIeoKili
Ical 1'olnt of lew.
There is nothing i:oiv wonderful In
th chronological and time keeping liae
than the "Theosophical Calendar. Ac
cording to the Secret Doctrine." From
the tbcoKophical point of view the four
ages are as follows: Sata yuga (golden
age), l,72S.0tK) years; tresta yuga (sil
ver agei, l,21K5.0OO years; dwapara
yuga (copper age), StM.OOO years; kali
yuga (iron age), 432,000 years. The
total of these four ages makes one
maha yuga, or great age, of 4.o20.0.0
years. Oue thousand niaha yugas
make one kalpa. or day of Brahma,
equal to 1.O00 limes 4.::20.000 years.
After the expiration of that unthink
able period of time the night of Brah
ma, equal In duration to the length of
the day, comes on. and the earth van
ishes from the plane of existence.
Three hundred and sixty days and
nights of Brahma make one year of
Brahma, and 100 years of Brahma
make the great kalpa, a period of 311.
040.000.O00.0iW years, after which the
sua and the entire solar system plunge
into Impenetrable night and every
thing on the "objective plane" is de
stroyed. Then comes the period known
as the great night, which is equal In
length to the great kalpa. After the
great night has lifted its sable mantle
a new solar system is formed and evo
lution begins anew.
According to the doctrine of the thc
osophists, we are now living In tho
kali yuga, the last of the four ages,
and it legan nearly 5.000 years ago,
with the death of Krishna, who died
3,102 years before our era began. The
first minor cycle of kali yuga ended
In the years 1897-08, but we still have
something like 427.00) before we ar
rive at the end of the present age.
Kali yuga Is also known to the the
osophists as the black age. It Is an
age of spiritual darkness, in which the
human race pays for the misdeeds
which are recorded against them in the
II In Prescription.
Boerhaave, the greatest doctor of his
time, was anxious that It should go
forth that evcu tho most eminent doc
tor Is somewhat of a "humbug." lie
carefully handed the key of a small
diary to his exectitor, bade him open it
immediately after his decease aud let
the contents go forth to the world at
large. When the notebook was opened
all its pages but tho last were blank.
and on that final one there was writ
ten in large letters: "Directions to pa
tients: Keep your feet warm and your
head cool aud trust for the rest to
Old Chronic Sores.
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there is nothing so good as Chamber
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to heal old sores entirely, they should
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milk and a package
Ice Cream Powder
ill 4i ; i Ss
you can make
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ious Ice Cream
in 10 minutes.
You need no ejjs or flavoring:.
Four Linda. Chocolate. Vanilla.
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cut 5 cents, at au grocers.
MAPLE CITY SOAP WORKS,
Ml V M O N E V
NEVER RUNS OUT
WHEN IT COMES TO BUYING, SELLING OR EXCHANGING
SECOND HAND GOODS I STAND ALONE. NOW THEN THE MOST
BEAUTIFUL PART OF MY WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN TO KEEP
MY WORD, FOR I PLAINLY SEE IT HAS MADE ME MONEY AND
FRIENDS. COME FEARLESSLY AND DEAL WITH ME. AL
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I ACTUALLY HAVE PEOPLE THAT TRADE IN MY STORE THAT
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ONE. I DON'T CARE WHETHER YOU READ THIS AD OR NOT.
I AM STILL THE MEANEST MAN IN TOWN, AND YOU
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WILL BUY MORTGAGES AND NOTES. MAKE SMALL LOANS
ON REAL ESTATE. OPEN EVENINGS.
J. W. JONES,
ESTABLISHED 1884. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
CONSULT DR. WALSH FIRST.
He is the old reliable specialist, established In Davenport 12 years. Dur
ing that time over, fifty specialists have come here and remained from a
few weeks to a few years. They took your money and left nothing but
broken promises. Dr. Walsh has remained here long enotigh to prove his
cures are permanent, for the people he cured 12 years ago have remained
' - - -
Don't waste your time trying others, for you can not get our treatment
at any other place, as most of our appliances and treatments are the re
sults of "our own study and invention and you cannot get the same results
See our new gigantic Static X-Ray machine. It is a wonder. We use all
forms of electricity, vibration and violet rays. Call and see a thoroughly
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REMEMBER, our treatment is the best and the cheapest. Don't pay your
money for Inferior treatment when the surest is the cheapest. Our guaran
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ands of cured and satisfied patients. Do business like a business man
go where you can get the best for your money If you are not sure, in
vestigate, and be sure you're right, then go ahead.
WOMEN suffering from nervous exhaustion, headache, backache, consti
pation, neuralgia, palpitation of the heart, or any other disease peculiar
to the sex, should consult Dr. Walsh and get the benefit of his vast ex
perience. MEN, we cure blood disease, skin diseases, urinary and bladder diseases,
hydrocele, nervous debility and special weakness, kidney, heart, liver,
stomach and intestinal diseases. Varicocele removed in one treatment,
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Call or address Dr. Walsh or Chicago Medical Institute. 124 West Third
street (near Main Btreet), Davenport, Iowa. Hours, 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to
4:30, and 7 to 8:30 p. m. Sundays from 10:30 to 12 a. m.
ROCK ISLAND SAVINGS BANK
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Incorporated Under the Stato Law. 4 Per Cent Interest Paid on
lioney Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
Phil Mitchell, President
H. P. Hull. Vice President
P. Greenawalt, Cashier.
Began the business July 2, 1870,
and occupies B. E. corner ot Mitch
ell At Lynde'a building.
1625 2d Ave. 0
. fr" "u
CANNOT GET A SURE CURE ANY
R. R. Cable,
William H. Dart,
II. P. Hull,
E. W. Hunt,
H. S. Cable.
Solicitors Jackson Mc Hunt.