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PobMshed Dally and Weekly at VfU Second Ave
nue, Rock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter! - Publisher.
Tanas-Daily. 60c per month; Weekly. S3.00
All communications of a critical or argmnenta
tve character political or religious, mast have
ttelee will be printed over actitioos signatures -Anonymoas
eommooieatiooe not noticed.
Oorrepondence solicited from every lowntMp
n Rock J viand county.
v Fridvt, Jantjart 80 J891.
Queen Victoria calls a bouquet by the
Id fashioned name of nosegay.
Cot W. F. Vilas has the honor of
being too first democrat ever elected to
the United 8tatt8 senate from Wisconsin.
John M. Palmer is still the candidate
of the people of Illinois for United States
senator.backed up by a majority of 30.000
oa a popular vote.
Thk depraved condition of the redskin
has not been exaggerated. He persists
in smoking the deadly and pungent
Hesrt Watterson predicts "as com
plete a downfall for the republican party
in 1892 as the whig party met in 1852,
hen it tarried only four states.
flON. "Bill" Patnb keeps remarkably
till at Springfield. lias he lost his usual
Tolutiitj, 0 is be overpowered by the
greatntss which Hon. Bill" Crawford
"Congress," the New York World
says, "should meet on the 1st of Decem
ber or Janr.ury after its election. We
should then escape the scandal and the
menace of a discredited and cast out party
seeking to force its policy upon the peo
ple in the face of their protest."
JonR McMahon, one of the original
partners of Flood. Fair and Mackay in
San Francisco, and a man who has run
through a half a dozen fortunes, is now
auking another one in an Idaho coal
fteld. His career has been an adventurs
aue one. There have been occasions
aruen he stood in pressing need of a quar
ter, while at other times he coul 1 draw
ids check for a million.
Tns onuouncement is made that the
management of the New York Star, one
af the brightest ar.d best democratic jour -sals
of th country, is to pass into the
Stands of Frank A. Munsey on Monday
neat. The new editor and proprietor
promises a number of changes all in the
fine of improvements. A new name will
he given the paper. The Daily Coutinent,
and, while its pages will be reduced in
ar'ze, they will be increased in number.
Ex-Ald. Hampton has announced him
self as acandidatefor township collector,
9tit ject to the republican city township
convention. As the election is still oyer
two months a way, bis candidacy is very
likely to be regarded as a political chest
nut before convention time rolls around.
Hampton, however, is ' generally for
Hampton to the exclusion of other
mortals. The Argus is willing that he
should have the nomination, however.
Jerry Simpson, the sockless Socrates
and the new favorite son of Kansas, was
at one time a sailor on the great lakes .
1 1878 he sailed between Chicago and
.Buffalo as commander of the large barge
Rutter, which foundered off Point Betsey
while Jerry was at the helm . The future
pride of the prairies wore socks in those
days and was a most exemplary man for a
mariner. He did not smoke or drink,
never swore and never told an off-color
atory. But be did chew tobacco.
As election under the law that the re
pudiated republican majority tried to
pass through congress, should the law be
pa.cd and executed would no more ex
press the will of the people than did the
afection held in France, which was pro
nounced, under the bayonet, to have elec
ted Napoleon from the position of presi
dent to that of emperor. Every middle
aged person and every young student cf
history, will remember the famous French
plebescite which made an emperor of Na
poleon the III.
Tue Illinois state senate contains twen
ty-seven lawyers, twelve farmers, four
merchants, four real estate men, one jour
nalist, one deputy coroner, one lumber
dealer and one editor. The house is com
posed of sixty-nine farmers, thirty-three
lawyers, seven editors, four physicians.
four merchants and four clerks, three
manufacturers, three contractors and
three real estate men, two journalists,
and two miners, O' e horse-shoer, one
railroader, one undertaker, one liquor
dealer, one stone cutter, one publisher.
ne broker, one book keeper, one banker.
ae transfer man, one traveling salesman,
one preacher, one teacher and one black
smith. Taw. Rfatlee .
The taxes for 1890 are now due and
-payable to the township collector at the
County Treasurer's office in the court
house. Owners 01 real estate are re-
nested to bring their last year's tax re
ceipts in order to save time in finding the
description 01 their property on tne
books. David Fitzgerald,
RPID TRANSIT TO THE WORLD'S FAIR
Cadeajo Is Ponied and AU Her Eoari
neerinf xprt with Her.
Chicago, Jan. 90. Rapid transit to the
World's fair grounds is now the most diffi
cult problem. All who visited the Centen
nial of 1376 remember the admirable facili
ties provided by the Quaker City. The
South street, Spruce and Pine, Chestnut
and Walnut, Arch, Race and Vine, Fourth
and Eighth, Sixteenth and Eighteenth, and
Girard avenue street railroad companies
all had their western termini in 'front of
the main buildins; while in addition the
belt line depots of the Pennsylvania and
the Reading roads were located in Fair
mount Park, some distance to the
rear of the same structure. At that time
it was merely a question of some three
miles from the banks of the Delaware river
to the desired rendezvous. Chicago, how
ever, is constructed on very different lines.
The crossing of State and Madison streets
may be regarded as the very center of the
city. Thence for four miles or more north
and west Chicago is built up solidly. At
the present time, compared with Philadel
phia in 1S73, the facilities are decidedly
meager. The Illinois Central, it is true,
parallels the lake front to a distance far
beyond the site selected, and running south
in the same direction there is, on Wabash
avenue and on State street, by all odds the
best system of cable cars that, the world
has yet produced.
At the same time, as is already painfully
appareut to the multitude of southern
suburban residents, these facilities are
scarcely more than equal to the exist ing
demand. There have been times and oc
casions, and there will probably be again
before 1893, when they have been abso
lutely inadequate to handle the crowds
that have flocked to t he central portions of
the city for some particular event. It is
conceded, therefore, trmt with such a de
mand for transportation as is certain to be
created two years hence, the present meth
ods of reaching the South park would be
ludicrously meager, and hence it is that for
many weeks past two experts in the mat
ter of transportation Chief Engineer Gott
lieb and E. L. Corthell. of the Western Indi
ana and the Lake Shore roads re-enforced
by other railroaders, have been indus
triously engaged in planiug ways and
means by which the problem might be
solved. It was thought at first that an
underground system might be feasible.
This plan was voted too expensive; the
same with an elevated railroad terminal,
but the idea has not yet been definitely
The proposition which meets with the
greatest favor contemplates a loop, which,
while affording accommodations to the
people gathering in the center of the city,
will at the same time have connection
with each and every railroad depot. Gen
eral Manager Thomas, of the Western In
diana, claims that a train might safely be
started from the World's fair grounds
every minute, moving M,000 iople in the
space of ten hours. Nobody imagines that
there will 1 anything like such a tax on
the transportation facilities, but it is well
to be prepared, as experience demonstrates
that everyltody wants to go and come about
the same time.
There is objection, however, even to this
admirable scheme, on the ground of the
immense outlay which it wiil involve, and
so the chief engineer and his assistants are
figuring on a surface switch j-ard center
ing in an immense depot just outside the
grounds, which shall contain uot less than
eight tracks, to be connected by spurs with
the various depots. This scheme is open
to the objection, however, that the Illinois
Central will not permit the tracks to cross
its right of way on the surface, while there
wonld be considerable delay and almost
momentary danger from the many trains
of other roads which pass over the contem
plated route. Nothing definite on the mat
ter has yet been determined.
Hekuv M. Htrvr.
Concerning the Patriarch.
New York, Jan. 19. The first two Patri
archs' balls have already been held with
great success, and the members of the
Four Hundred are counting the days that
must elapse before the next one.
That it will maintain the high standard
hitherto observed there is every reason to
believe. These entertainments have ranked
from their beginning as the most elegant
and exclusive festivities of each year. The
men who have managed them have been
gathered from the most substantial and rep
resentative elements of the city, and the
women who have adorned them have been
the most charming, the most beautiful,
amiable and fashionable of their "set."
Among the givers and guests of the Patri
archs' balls are found the names, uot only
of the gayest and smartest fashionable
folk, but of the staid, solid and fine old
Knickerbocker families whose u.-imos are
intertwined with the history of New York.
Tlie Patriarchs, taken all in all, are a re
markably handsome set of men. One of
the most handsome and distingue in ap
pearance is Mr. Philip Schuyler, who Ls the
stepfather of that famous beauty of bi
continental reputation. Miss Marian Laug
dou. Mr. Bayard Cutting, Mr. Buchanan
Winthropand Mr. George Griswold Ha
ven are all handsome and elegant looking
men. Mr. Robert G. Remsen. who is the
father of three handsome and popular
d;mghters, is the mast patriarchal looking
Patriarch of thern all. He w of splendid
physique, considerably over six feet in
height, sturdy and stalwart as a man in
his early forties. He has a fine florid com
plexion, tinted like ; autumn rose, amass
of snow white hair as floss, and a moot
abundnnt beard, v. h falls snow white
and glistening like silver well upon his
breast. He Is a magnificent specimen of a
hale and hearty man, and he Ls cordial and
courteous to a degree. Mr. Pierre Loril
lard is another handsome Patriarch, and
Mr. Swift Clift, with bis aristocratic mien,
his elegant figure always faultlessly hab
ited, and bis trimmed white mustache, is
one of the noticeable features of every ball.
Mr. Ward McAllister himself is a mau of
handsome and distinguished presence and
of a wholly delightful personality.
As to the women whose presence has
illuminated the Patriarchs' ball and made
tbeir ball rooms to blossom like the rose,
they include all those who have been noted
for elegance, good taste, beauty and good
form in those circles for whose delectation
too Patriarchs' bails were formed. There
is one feature, however, that distinguishes
these balls from any others that had ever
been given in New York. They gave an
opportunity to the very young married
women to achieve a prominence, which
they were not slow to grasp. The belles
at every Patriarchs' ball, from the first
one down to the last, have been these gay
and beautiful young matrons. The girls
In general have had rather a sorry time of
It, so practically were they eclipsed by the
greater charms, the more perfect savoir
faire, the larger experience, the more
splendid audacity, and alast often the great
er beauty of these young matrons.
Capt King's Stories
Are Always Eagerly Read.
We are t bout to publish another charm
ing Serial from the pen of this
Ai Arm Portia
Is thB title, and YOU will want to
Captain iflna Writes a Good
Mann Stories ;
But he DOESX'T write any POOR Ones.
Some may be better than others; but
AN AMY PORTIA
IS A3I0NG HIS BEST,
As it is one of his latest.
Be on ilie Alert for Chapter I.
Cordova, Jan. 28. Dances are the
M. M. Corbett c&me near getting in the
river on Friday last breaking through the
lee, bat escnpinc with a wet foot.
A wedding is ta'ked of in the near
Mrs. A. 8. Marshall anticipates mov
ing to Linccla. Neb. in the spring, as her
husband makes his headquarters there.
There is considerable of talk of making
the license question an issue at the com
ins village c lection.
Fred and Henry Trent, sons of Simon
Trent, are b)th cot fined to the house on
account of s cknes?.
Prof. Adihon, who 6ucceeded Trof. C
B. Marshall s principal of our school, is
well liked as an educator and a citizen
W- D. Webster is talking of migrating
from bere within the next year.
The Baptist ehurch baptized two per
sons on last Sunday morning.
Both lime works are in operation for a
Mrs. Jacob and daughter have returned
to St. Louis after a long visit to their
A. W. Ma ley, cf the firm of Ileary
& Mulley, has returned after a long visit
to the hostile camp.
The (lector report considerable sick
ness this wee:.
Kylor & D-eman are shipping numbers
of car loads cf hogs from Cordova.
Tee license question will probably be
made an issue at the coming village elec
Deaf ne Cannot be Cared
by local applications, as thej cannot reach
the diseased portion of the year. There
is only one way to cure deafness, and that
is by constitutional remedies Deafness
is caused by ai inflamed condition of the
mucous linint: of the Eustachian Tube,
When this tube gets inflamed you have a
rumbling sound or imperfect hearing, and
when it i' entirely closed, deafness is the
result, and unless the inflammation can
be taken out a ad this tube restored to its
normal condit ion, 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 det.f ness (caused by catarrh)
lhat we cannot cure by taking Hall s Ca
tarrh Cure. Eiend for circulars, free
Sold by druggint9, 75c
F. J. Cbknkt & Co., Toledo, O.
Oa a Regular Plan. "IIow does Hon
Peck take married lifer "Oh, I guess
be takes it according to directions.
I feel it my daty to say a few words in
regard to Ely's Cream Balm, and I do so
entirely without solicitation. I have
used it more or less half a year, and have
found it to be rxost admirable. I have
suffered from catarrh of the worst kind
ever since I whs a little boy and I never
hoped for cure, but Cream Balsam seem9
to do even that. Many of my acquaint
ances nave nsed it with excel! nt results
Oscar Oatruci, 45 Warren a7eaue
Tboueh a man may not like business
he should act business-like.
Do Ton Coaght
Don'tdelay. Take Kemp's Balsam, the
best cough cute. It will cure your
coughs and coldti. It will cure pains in
the chest. It 'will cure influenza and
bronchitis and fall diseases pertaining to
tne Jungs because it is a pure balsam
Hold v. to the light and see how clear and
thick it is. You will see the excellent
effect after tit kin; the first dose. Large
oottles 5U3 and ft.
"Habit mates the man," but the ninth
part of a man mckes the habit.
There is no dar ger of a cold resulting
in pneumonia when Chamberlain's Cough
remedy is used as directed "for a severe
cold." It effectually counteracts and
arrests any tendency of a cold to result
in pneumonia . This fact was fully prov
en in tnousan is ot cases during the epi
demic of influenza last winter. For sale
by Harz & Bahniea.
A lad 5 a open lace tilver watch . Mon
ogram B. E. ott vatch, with small silver
chain attached. Lost somewhere be
tween Twenty-first and Eleventh streets
Finder will please leave it at the city
cierK s omce ana get reward.
We should like to give a
new chimney for every one
that breaks m use.
We sell to the wholesale
dealer; he to the retail dealer;
and he to yon.
It is a little awkward to
guarantee our chimneys at
three removes from you.
We 11 give you this hint.
Not one in a hundred breaks
from heat; there is almost no
risk in cruaranteeine them.
Talk with your dealer about it.
It would be a good advertise
ment for him.
'Pearl top' and 'pearl glass,'
our trade-marks tough glass
G10. A. Macbeth Co.
A Wonan'i Discovery.
"Another wonderful discovery has
been made, and that, too by a lady in
this country. Disease fastened its
clutches upon her and for seven years she
withstood its severe&ts tests, but her vital
organs were undeamined and death
seemed im minent. For three months she
coughed in cessantly and could not sleep.
bne Dough t or us a bottle 01 ut. King s
New Discovery for consumption and was
so much relieved on taking the first dose
that she slept all night, and wirh one
bottle nas been miraculously cured. Her
name is Mrs. Luther Lutz." Thus write
W. C. Hamrick & Co., of Shelby. N. C.
Get' a free bottle at Hartz fc Bihtsen's
The transition from long lingering
and painful sickness to robust health
marks an epoch in the life of the individ
ual. Such a remarkable event is treas
ured in memory and the agency whereby
the good health has been attained is
gratef ally blessed. Hence it is that so
much is beard in praise of Electric Bit
ters. So many feel they owe their res
toration to health, to the use of the great
alterative and tonic. If yon are troubled
with any disease of kidneys, liver or
stomach, of long or short standing yon
will surely find relief by use of Electric
Bitters. Sold at 50c and $1 per bottle
at Hartz & Bahnsen's drug store.
EDCSLKK'S ARNICA SALVE.
The best salve in the world for eats,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains.
com" hni ail skin eruptions, and poei
livt'.j curr.it piln, or no pay required. It
is gu jriatetd to give perfect satisfaction
or ra'itey refunded. Price 5 ctnts ;.-cr
box. F-.t ft'o tv TJjrt & B-iksstt.
The young man who was "unable to
express his joy" saved money by sending
it by mail.
Several years ago Caamberlain & Co.,
of Des Moines, Iowa, commenced the
manufacture of a cough syrup, believing
it to be the most prompt and reliable
preparation yet produced for coughs, colds
and croup; that the public appreciate
true merit, and in time it was certain to
become popular. Their most sangnine
hopes have been more than realized. Over
three hundred thousand bottles of Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy are now sold each
year, and it is recognized as "the best
made," where ever known. It will 'cure
a severe cold in less time than any other
treatment. For sale by Hartz & Bahn
If you do a man a favor do not let him
know it, or the chances are he will come
back for another iift.
A Bial Baiiam is Kemp's Bauam.
The dictionery says, "a balsam is a
thick, pure, aromatic substance flowing
from trees. Kemps Balsam for the
tbroat and lungs is the only cough medi
cine that is a real balsam. Many thin,
watery cough remedies are called balsam's
bnt such are not. Look through a bottle
of Kemp's Balsam and notice what a pare,
thick preparation it is. If you cough
use Kemp s Balsam. At all druggists'
Large bottles 50c and Si
ahewld be displayed in baying
ci&e above all things. Is selecting a
remedy for any disease, you ahooMb
pecitive that it contains nothing laja
rioos to the health. Many remediea
oa the market leave the patient in a
much worse condition, than befoaw
s s s
Is purely vegetable, and perfectly
harmless; the moet delicate child can
take it with absolute safety. It contains
no mercury or minerals of any kind,
and yet it never fails to cure tha dJa
eases it is recommended for.
Bek on Blood and Skin diseases free.
Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Oa
HENRY 0. SCHAFFEB,
SOFT AND HARD
Offlce 1431 Second avenue, cormtr rtftMrtb wL
. Telephone Mo. 1C89.
(M ember American Ticket Broken Am In)
Reduced Rates to all Points
OVncX -la Adams Xzpreee Office mader
W. S. HOLBROOKS
Bed Room Sets,
Carpets, Curtains. Etc
ARE NOW COMPLETE.
HTCall and see our iae-
No. 103, 105 and 107 East Second St.,
H. SIEMON fc SON,
toves and jTniran
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stoves and the Geaesao Cooking Stoves.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work,
1503 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. B. ZIMMER,
THE WILL KNOWN
Star Block, Opposite Harpes House.
ha pmrchtjed for Ike
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A lrcrandlner stock thaa ever. Tbrte goods will arrive la a few dajf. Wait aad eee Che
rOOBTOBATKO TnrDZB TEX TSX STATS LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
SOCK 13 LAND, ILL.,
Open dafiv from a. m. to 4 p. au, sad Svtvdayjeveaino (roai 1 to S o'clock.
Five per cent interest paid on. Deposit. Mouer loaaad oa Personal, Col
lateral or Raal Estate Sorority
X. P. REYNOLDS, Pre. T C. SKSTKatAITH, Vice Proa. J. H. BTJFOBD, Caaaier.
P. L Mitchell, S P. Kemolds, V. C. Deakmana. John Orabeozfc. O. P. Lndc
t. J. Bejaexa, L. Bunoa, X. W. Hunt, f. It. aVuard.
wm bpn ooataeOT Ivlj 8, 1830, aad
bank ia eonwfetod.
rata new I
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty -third street and Fourth arraa.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
This house has jnst Wn redttrd throughout and is bow ia A No 1 coadlUoa. It U a tnl diM
$1 00 per dsr house aad a desirable family aoieL
0". 3v. OECEISTIT,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
KAIVrACTUSIX 07 CEACXIEJ AID BUCTJITI
Ask jour Grocer for them. They are best
sySpeclalUoa; The Chrioty "OTITIS" aad t&e Cfcrtstr "WA7X."
BOCK ISLAND. ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and. Builders,
ALL KTHM or CARP XX TEE WORK DOSS.
tVQeaeral Jobtoinf dose oa abort aoOoe aad aUafaeSoa caaraataed.
Office and Shop 1413 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL.
OU roarta Avaaae, Dealer la
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
6chao) Books, School Sapp&em Tablets, Xtc Btc.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
8ho corner Twenty second atroe t aa Winta aveaae. Besideace BU
3aV"ls prepared U auks estimates aad do all kinds of Carpenter work. Girt kiat a trial.
ucbst, Boucrtora. .
will occupy bnkl&f room with Knckell Lynda
BOCK IS LAS D, ILL.