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Ttjbsdit, January 20, 18JJ1.
A qaarte (!.
With this issue of the Dablt Abgub
the old style folio is discarded for the
gnarto form. The daily Issue of the An -eun
has always been printed as a folio
and it is with some reluctance that we
make the change. 8ince 1882, when the
paper was issued in six column form,
succeeding sizes have been adopted as
the rolume of advertising patronsge in
creased, until it reached the limit of folio
design a nine column sheet. This form
was originally adopted during the pres
sure of holiday advertising, and it was
not until it became apDarent that it
would have to be continued inde8nitely
that the more convenient quarto size sug
The Changs, we think, will be benefit
cial in more ways than one. Although re
quiring more work in its mechanical con
struction, the advantages t the adver
tiser and reader are appareut. The wide
awake and progr.ssive business man ot
today is always a liberal advertiser, but
he generilly wants- special positions.
This he c innot always secure in a folio
paper, as preferred space is naturally, of
course, limited to the nuufber of pages
printed. For this reason the Anous has
frequently been compelled to forfeit pat
ronage of no inconsiderable amount. The
new size, however, and increased space,
will be sufficient to accommodate tne
most exacting, end we trust in the future
there will be no occasion for complaint of
Although more in number, it will be
the endeavor and aim to make the columns
of the Akocs more newsy and attractive
than ever before. We are not insensible
to the fact that the Rock Island of today
ia far ahead of the Rock
Island of a few short years ago.
There is more push, more energy, more
enterprise. The city has an air of pros
perity that argurs well for its future great
ness. Capitalists, not only local, but
foreign, are showing their confidence in
Rock Ifclind's stability by investing their
money in various enterprises. The Ar
ocs. under its present ownership at least,
has never faltered in its endeavor to make
Rock Island what its natural advantages
suggest one of the largest cities in wea -tern
Illinois. And it is certainly gratify-
log 10 Kouw.intti irom wnatever causes, toe
city is making rapid strides in th-j desired
direction. The manifold improvements
of a public and permanent nature al
ready inaugurated and those in contem
plation are a sure index that Rock Island
is not retrograding nor standing still, but
on the contrary that she is progressing
and multiplying; and the Argcs proposes
to keep up with tbe procession, no mat
ter how rapidly it moves.
A Word of Warnlne.
A timely note of warning is given by
tbe Pbilttdelpb.il Times. It says that "it
would be well for tbe people of this
country, and especially those of them
who still support the policy of the repub
can party, to pause and consider what ia
to become of our free institutions if the
theory that might gives right is to con
tinue to prevail. The spectacle recently
presented in New Hampshire, where the
defeated pirty has taken possession of
the government of the state by a flagrant
usurpation of political power, is an ap
plication of the same policy embodied in
Speaker Reed's control of the house of
representatives and in the federal election
bill that was approved by a caucus
resolution at Harrisburg the other day.
It was the same policy that stole two
United States senators from Montana and
has led to the present scandal of a double
organiz .tion of the assembly in that
state and threats of revolution
ary action in three or four other
states in the west. It has come
to be almost an accepted fact that it is not
the votes of people but the degree of dar
ing of those in power that determine the
result of an election . The people of
New Hampshire elected a majority of de
mocratic representatives; the clerk of the
bouse deliberately nullifies the election
by making up the roll upon a purely ar
bitrary basis, excluding democrbts un
questionably elected and adding republi
cans elected only conditionally, if at all,
in such manner as to give the republi
cans a - majority. And partisans will
appl ind this revolutionary sharp practice.
without stopping to consider that such
action is destructive of all constitutional
security. If people know that they are
living under a czar or a dictator or a
revolutionary committee, in the South
American style, they can arrange their
affairs accordingly; bat if they expect and
agree to live under a government of law
they must insist upon maintaining the law
they cannot expert to maintain their gov
Thk great Illinois senatorial contest
opened at Springfield today with the chanc
es in favor of the people's candidate. Gen.
John K. Palmer. There is no doubt that
the two houses will disagree, the senate
recording itself in favor of Oglesby and
the house for Palmer. In joint session
romorrow Palmer will undoubtedly have
a plurality, but not a majority of tbe
votes cast . The 101 democrats will stand
by him through thick and thin, and when
V TJ1 v .
uj r . m. a. A's get tired of voting for
Streeter, it is confidently expected that
at least two of tbem will join the Palmer
roraes and thus elect the grand old man
Herb is the Sioux City Journal's style
t reciprocity, "wnen squaws Begin
killing soldiers the soldiers ought to be
gin killing the squaws. No apology
is needed. v
the mortality from what are called
winter diseases is not easily estimated.
Coughs.colds, bronchitis, and sore throat
make up fully one-half of the death rate.
more people die from pneumonia, which
nrst oegan as a "bad cold," than from
consumption, it is not all due to the
carelessness of the people or the severity
of the climate; a chill, an exposure, a
coegh or cold, should not produce these
sad results, unless they are neglected or
uoujj ircateu. ine worst treatment is
''letting them alone;" tbe next worse, is
drugging or dosing with ineffijient drugs
and mixtures. The great want is the
particular specific which will allay
the fever, the congestion and the
inflammation of the thin membrane. at first
involved, and so prevent the extension of
the disease to the substance of the lung,
and thus a cure takes place in a natural
and harmless way. For this purpose
Humphreys' specific numbers one and
seven, for fever and inflammation, for
coughs and colds are sovereign, curing
promptly, mildly, safely and effectually,
and thus arresting pneumonia as hun
dreds of thousands testify. They have
been in use for many years and haye so
universally met tbeexpectations of tbe
people that we are almost "carry ins:
coals to New Castle." to thus speak of
them. Er change.
MRS. BOWSER'S CORN.
nor Ttetter Half Langhs at It Vutil the
Tablet! Are Turned.
I had been suffering with a soft corn
for abont a week before Mr. Bowser sud
"What on earth makes you limp as
"I don't know as I did limp. I have a
"Corn yes! Evidence that the fools
are not all dead yet! Good enough for
yon or any other woman who'll jam her
No. 5 feet into No. 3 shoes! Hope you'll
hare a dozen!"
"Corns don't always come from wear
ier tight shoes."
"Don't they? B?r yon a million dol
lars to a cent they do! Can't come any
ot;ier way; and a man or woman who
will wear shoes too small fur them
on gift to be published to the public at
Irrire as non compos mentis."
Oa the third day after the above con
versation I noticed that Mr. Bowser
Ihuped as he came home to supper.
"Had a fall?" I rmeried.
"I notice that you .r4re lam".
"Not much! I'm not one of the lame
I was sure that he wa.s uncomfortable,
if not suffering, but nothing more was
said until after supper. Then he dodged
up stairs, and when I went up stairs
after Lira a few minutes later I found
him with his shoe and sock off.
"Foot was cold, and I thought I would
rub it a little, yon know," he explained.
"Mr. Bowser, you've got n corn!"
"I'm certain of it! Hold vour foot up
"Bosh! My foot is cold that's all.
Corn! I'd like to see a corn come on my
"Hold it up here! There! There, Mr.
Bowser, if that isn't a corn between your
toes, then I never saw one! It's a soft
corn. It comes from a tight shoe. Yonr
toes have been pinched until they rubbed
"It can't be."
"But it is. A man or woman who will
wear shoes too small for them ought"
He drove me out of the room and
locked the door, but I had the satisfac
tion of knowing that he suffered for a
whole week. The nearest he owned up
to it was when he came home and said:
"No wonder I suffered. Carbuncles
are tender things. It would have put
you in bed."
"I never heard of a carbuncle between
"Probably not. ' There are several
things in this world you never heard of,
smart as you are." Detroit Free Press.
One of the street cleaning commission
er's laborers was taken to task the other
day because he put in a bill for working
seventeen hours shoveling snow in one
day. ' After a moment's thought he gave
the following explanation: "Sure, I
started to work two hours before I be
gan, and I worked all dinner time when
I was resting, and after I left off I
worked two hours more, and that makes
the time." ,
He got credit for seventeen hours'
work. New York Morning Journal.
The question has been asked, "In what
respect are at. Patrick s pills better than
any other?" Try them. You will find
that they produce a pleasanter cathartic
enect, are more certain in their action,
and that they not only physic, but cleanse
tbe whole system and regulate the liver
and bowels. F r sale at 25 cents per
box by tiara & tSahnsen, druggists.
Mrs. Younghusband: "Now that it is
the new year, John, I hope you will be
able to say no; and, by the way, won't
you let have a little money f John (hero
Catarrh is not a local but a constitu
tional disease, and requires a constitu
tional remedy like Hood's Sarsaparilla tu
Sum tier's warm breath lures oa uimmit voiced
southern fields to fin our owa with soag.
Eoch in tress 1 With what sunshine does the amfle
When, with a tuneful flood,
They All the silenc wood.
Making its depths re-echo an the while.
Soon winter comes and calls the land his owa;
With chilling breath he orders them begone.
Bat, f ckte little songsters, what care they
Exile to warmer fields
As much of sunshine yields.
And hat is there to do but fly awayf
Banlsl ed are they, and yet their song lives on.
To chter the bleaker days when summer's gone.
Still in the wind and through tbe wood we-hear
The echo come again -Or
all that woodland strain :
That n takes the sweetest moslo of the year;
So is It here, so is it everywhere,
Care banishes the happy songs away.
Yet in our hearts we'll find in exile there
The sunshine and the song
That to each life belong
Waiting to gladden every cheerless day.
Alice Glazier in Harper's Bazar.
The Shrinkage of Old Age.
Every one is familiar with the shrunken
look of the aged the wrinkled face, the
lank le?s and the bowed form. The shrink
age, of which these are but the outward
signs, ffects the entire muscular system.
Hence the changed tone of the voice and
the wea kened action of all the bodily organs.
No old man is equal to the muscular eftort
of his earlier years, and those who refuse
to recognize this fact are sure to do them
But oi her tissues as well as t he muscular
undergo shrinkage. Thus the cartilaginous
cushion between the joints of the spine con
tracts and t the same time becomes more
calcareo is and unyielding. The result is
thatthe spine loses its suppleness and elas
ticity, ai-.d i more liable to harm from con
cussion. The person also becomes appreci
The boaes undergo a similar change, and
not only fracture more readily, but are less
easily healed. Old persons need to be
specially on their guard against falling so
as to bret- k the thigh bone, as the point of
fracture it almost sure to be at the narrow
neck, where the tendency to heal is least.
When the teeth are lost by ace the shrink
age of the jaw narrows the canals through
winch imiortant nerves pass, thus pressing
and irrita ing the nerves and giving rise to
almost iu urable neuralgia.
I he nerves themselves are suhiect to the
same shrinkage, so that in old aire there is
a lessoning of nervous sensibility. It fol
lows that nearinvr, sight, taste and appetite
lose somev. bat of their keenness. Youth's
A Itailicnl Measure.
Oppenhtim. the well kuown million
aire of Cologne, who died about eight
years ago. was distinguished for his
ready wit and clever repartee. He had
friend and traveling companion who
was miected with a ridiculous mania
for pacing himself off aid a nobleman,
and accord ngly wrote in the strangers'
books only the first letter of his name,
followed by "de" and the name of his
birthplace. To cure him of his vanity
Oppenheim wrote under his name in the
strangers' book of the hotel at Inter
laken, "O. de Cologne" (Oppenheim from
Cologne). London Tit-Bits.
'MA. WriAT'S IXPIDE OF THAT?"
"Wi:.D, MY SON; WTXD.'
"Ladier,in'" gentlemen," said the lect
nrer of the dime museum, "this is the
young mother and her baby that we
have ssvured at a ?al:irv of 1.000 per
"What's th'.re peculiar about 'em?"
queried an and itor.
"What's tlnre peculiar about 'em?
Why, this: Ti e baby is very homely.
and the inothe: li willing to admit that
it i.-n't the handsomest baby in the
world." Car? Cod Item.
Society a lie Found It.
Mrs. Intrade Whera is yonr father?
Adult Son He is at tht? store, editing
his edition of ";-)ocietv as I Hare Found
Mrs. Intrude What? A book?
Son Yes. a l"dger, full of unpaid and
uncollectable bills. New York Weekly.
There V.'oald lie Cause for Complaint.
Politician (anpTily) These newspapers
tell abominable lies about me.
Friend And yet they might do worse.
Politician Do worse!
What do you
Friend They might tell
Kate Field's Washington.
To Servant Debilitated Hen.
If you will se nd me your address we
will mail you our illustrated pamphlet
explaining all about Dr. Dye's celebrated
electro voltaic tlt and appliances, and
their charming e Sects upon the nervous
debilitated systen, and how they will
quickly restore you to vigor, manhood
and health. Pamphlet free. If yon are
thus afflicted, we will send you a belt and
appliances on a trial.
Voltaic Bklt Co., Marshall, Mich.
In the pursuit of the gooa things of
his world we am icipate too much; we
sat out the heart nnd sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the use
3f Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
U claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
stomach, liver, iidney and . bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a store cure lor ague and
malarial disease Price, 60 centa, of
DtafatM CaaaM Cared
by local applications, as they cannot reaoh
tbe diseased portion of the year. There
is only one way to cure deafness, and that
ia by constitutional remedies. Deafness
is caused by an inflamed condition of the
mucous lining of the Eustachian Tube.
When this tube gets inflamed you have a
rumbling sound or imperfect bearing, and
when it is entirely closed, deafness is the
result, and unless the inflammation can
be taken out and this tcbe restored to its
normal condition, hearing will be de
stroyed forever; nine cases out of ten are
caused by catarrh, which is nothing but
an inflamed condition of the mucous
We will give one hundred dollars for
any case of deafness (caused by catarrh)
that we cannot cure by taking Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure. 8end for circulars, free.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
F. J. Chkkkt & Co., Toledo, O.
Particular? the reereta Maidr Mr
8mall couldn't call tonight, and he sends
nis regrets and this little present. Miss
Little: Thanks for both.
Catarrh la Colorado.
I used Ely's Cream Balm for dry ca
tarrh. It proved a cure. B. F. M.
Ely's Cream Balm is especially adapted
ss a remedv for catarrh which ia
vated by alkaline dust and dry winds.
W. A. Hover, Drugist. Denver.
1 can recommtnd Elv a Cream Balm tn
all sufferers from dtv catarrh from
sonal experience. Micheal Herr, Phar
Ely s Cream Balm has e :red manv ease
of catarrh. It is in constant demand.
Geo. W. Hoyt, Pharmacist, Cheynne,
"Your name is Julia!" "Yes. vour
honor." "Tell me how old vou are."
"Twentyfive, your honor." "S I Well.
now thtt you have giv;n me your age,
we wi 1 administer the oath."
So Ton Cong it
Don'ldelav. Take Kenan's Balsam. th
best COUgh Cure. It will cure rnnr
coughs and colds. It will cure aains in
the cbest. It will cure influenza n
bronchitis and all diseases pertaining to
vnc mags Because it is a pure balsam.
Hold it to the light and see how clear and
thick it is. You will see the excellent
effect after taking the first dose. Lsrce
bottles 503 and $1.
A. prominent Dhvsician and old a.m
Burgeon in eastern Iowa was called awav
m : m . v. . r
irum uome ior a rew aays. uunng his
absence one of the children contracted a
severe cold, and his wifn hmmht Kmtv
of Chamb rlain's Cough Remedy for it
iney were so much pleased with the
remedv that thev afterwards used sr-
eral bottles at various times. He said
from experience with it, he regarded it as
the most reliable oreDaration in nae for
colds, and that it came the nearest of be
ing a specific of any medicine he had
ever seen. For sale by Hartx & Bahn
If you do a man a favor do not let him
know it, or the chances a:e he will come
back for another iift.
A Keal Balsam is Kemp's Bauam-
The dictionery says, "a balsam is a
thick, pure, aromatic substance flowing
from trees." Kemp's Balsam for the
throat and lungs is the only cough medi
cine that is a real balsam. Ma iv thin.
watery cough remedies are called balsam's
bnt such are not. Look through a bottle
of Kemp's Balsam and notice what a pure,
thick preparation it is. If you cough
use Kemp's Balsam. At all druggists'.
Large bottles 50c and $1.
Disorders Which AflVci ins Kidneys
Are amorg the mo?t formidable ttown. Dia
betes Brigbt's disease, grarel and other com
plaints of the urinary organs are not ordinarily
enred in severe cases, bat they may be arerted
by timely medication . A oeful stimulant ot the
urinary glands has ever been found in Bovtetter's
Stomach Bitters, a medicine which not only af
ford the requisite stimulus when they beeome
Inactive, but increases their vigor and secretive
power. By increasing the activity of tbe kidneys
and bladder, this medicine bag the additional ef
fect ot expelling from the blood impurities which
it is the peculiar office of those organs to elimi
nate and pass off. The Bitter is also a purifier
and strengtbener of the bowels an invigorant,
of the stomxeh. and a mntchle r. m -dy for bil
iousness ard fever and sgnc. It counteracts a
tendency to premature decay, and tostain and
comforts the aged and infirm.
sbold be displayed in baying medi
cine above all things. In selecting s
remedy for any disease, you should be
positive that it contains nothing inju
rious to the health. Many remedies
on the market leave the patient in s
much worse condition, than before
s s s
is purely vegetable, and perfectly
harmless; tbe most delicate child can
sake it with absolute safety. It contains
no mercury or minerals of any kind,
and yet it never f alia to core the Ua
eases it Is recommended for.
Beok on Blood and Skin diseases free.
Swift Speoifio Co., Atlanta, Qs
"17 REMEMBER fl7
JVA IS THE NAME OF THAT U VA
That Cures CATARRH, HAY-FEVER, COLD ia
lbs HEAD, SORE THROAT, CANKER,
and BRONCHITIS. -
Vrlom miJOO. Pint Bottles.
For Sale by leading Druggists.
aVXPABBD OBXY BT
Kllnck Catarrh & Bronchial tody Co.
2 JACKSON ST.. CHICAGO. ILL.
The Great French Remedy for Suppression
and Monthly Irregularities.
Ladies Ue Le Due's Periodical Pill, of Paris,
Prance; guaranteed to accomplish all that is
claimed for them. To be nsed monthly for tronblae
peculiar to women, full directions with each
box. 13 ner box or three boxes for So. American
Pill Co., royalty proprietors. Spencer, Iowa. Tbe
genuine pill obtained of UttoKudert, Elat street,
Rock Island, Jappe Co., Davtaport, and of au
Bed Room Sets,
Carpets, Curtains. Etc
ARE NOW COMPLETE.
"Calr and see our ine.
No. 103, 105 and 107 East Second St.,
H. SIEMON & SON,
loves and Xjnware,
IPTTIMIIFS, ZLTJLILS, &C,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Ilea tine Stoves and the Gcneseo Cooking Stoves.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1508 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. B. ZIMMER,
THE WELL KNOWN
Has jait returned from Euror and would be pleased to ace his friends at
Lu place of business in
Star Block, Opposite Harper House.
FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS
for 1S90-91 Lave been received.
iKCORPo&aTxo nrosB thk thk statb law.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 4 p. nu, and Sstarday 'evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Five per oent Interest paid oa Deposits. Money loaned on Personal, Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
X. P. SBTNOLDS. Pres. P C. DSSKMAXN, Tlce-Pre. J. at. BCTOBJJ, Castle.
P. L. Mitchell, X P. Reynolds, P. C. Denkmann. John Crobaofh. C. W. Lvade,
1. 1. Beuncra, L. Punon. K. W. Burst, 1. M. Barord.
Jacasoa A Hcasr, Solicitors.
i4rWill he eln business Jul; S, 1830, and will occupy baaki&f noa wtlh Mitchell A Ljado
until new bank is canurieted.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty -third street and Fourth avenue,
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor
This house has just been refitted throajterat and
$1 00 per day hoose and a
J". &L. CHBISTT,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
unrrACTTT&xs or cxackxu asd biscuiti.
Ask jour Grocer for them. They are beet.
y Specialties; The Christy "OTITIX" and the CVSrty MWATXK
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
SE1TERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and. Builders,
ALL KINDS 07 CARPENTER WORK DONE.
General Jobbing done oa short notice and satisfaction gnaraatoed.
Office and Shop lilt Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL.
to:i roarta Avsooe, Dealer U
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
School Books, Retool Supplies. Tablets, Ik, Ktc,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,,
Bhop corner Twenty -second street aod Ninth arsons. Bealdeaoe 1933
(Vis prepared to smaks eatlmaH aod do all kinds of Carpenter work. Give aim a trial. '
EOCK ISLAND. ILL.
is now la A No t eoad'.Uoa. It Is s Srstclaas
desirable fa ally hotel.