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THE AliGUS. TUESDAY. FEBRUARY .SM. 1S91.
Pnblished Daily and Weekly at 1634 Second Ave
nue, Rock Island, III.
J. W. POTTER.
Trs -Daily. 60c per month; Weekly, $9.00
All ecvntuuiiicatlons of a critical or arcumenta
lve diameter, political or reliirionc man have
real nam? attached for publication No such artl
ticle will i printed over fictltioaa denatures -Anonynioii
co'nmunlcationg not not'ced.
Correspondence solicited trom erery township
Tuesdat, February 24 1S31
A down east congregation wanted Jo
get rid of its pastor and reduced his salary
from $1,00) to $1.00. The hint didn't
work, and the obnoxious preacher still
sticks at the reduced figure. He doubt
less thinks he knows his own Talus fully
as well as does his congregation.
In referring to the McConochie-Kohler-Haas
combination against Aid. Schroe
der, yesterday, the types made us say
"old" instead of Aid. Schroedtr. We
had no intention of f peaking disrespect
fully of the Sixth ward alderman, and
hasten to apologize for the seeming lack
of court y. The combination against
him exists, however, just the sam?.
Onre Sloie tie Brays.
lne publication in The Argus of a
dispitch from London stating that work
men in certain quarters in Eagland were
becoming dissatisfied with the free trale
policy of that gevernment, he served the
purpose of catling forth comments of an
exultant nature from that egotistical
master of economics, Howard Wells. He
seems great y surprised to find such in
formation in this paper, and sarcastically
remarks that "The Argcs once in a while
publ 8hts a piece of news worth raading."
This is certtinly a high conpli
ment coming from such a distinguish
ed authority, as to what is and
what is not worth reading, and we
hasten to assure Mr. Wells that we appre
ciate his kindness.
L;ke all party-mad republican partisans
Wells pretends to assume in the face of
repeaiei contradictions and emphatli
avowals to the contrary that the demo
cratic party is committed to and in f avo
of abac 1 ite free trade. There is about ai
much truth in this supposition as there
is in the statement thu all democrats are
"copptrhtada, sons of copperheads or
saloonkeepers." Free trade may
may not be the cause of the unsatis
factory condition of the English work
man, but the fact remains that better
wages and more general prosperity has
been secured to the working classes there
than when a high tariff prevailed.
The lesson of last fall has evidently
failed to impress Mr. Wells as it should
and I e still seems to think that the
peop e can be made to balieye that pro
tection is a panacea for all economic ills.
He doe9 not realiza that the McKinley
monstrosity was largely responsible for
the disaster that overtook his party last
fall. He is one of those political fanat
ics who sees nothing but good in his own
party and everything bad in the oppo i
tion. Like a lackey he is true to the
master ho gives him bread. In short
he wo:il i r-tiher be a republican than be
right. He is not a champion of protec
tion bfoiu-ie he thinks it wise legislation,
but fiecaiiss it is a republican measure
passed ry a republican congress.
Palmer and Oxlbr.
Situr.lay night after the funeral of
Gen. W. T Sherman, at St. Louis, there
was a gathering of some of the dis
tinguished grand army survivors remain
ing in the city, at one of the club rooms.
A little in formal banquet was spread and
speeches followed. Gov. D. R. Francis
preside 1, and after a number had spoken
the G!.iie Democrat reports the follow
ing, which shows that outside of their
own state the leaders of the two
political organizations which have
been struggling so determindedly in the
senator ial contest of late, are the best of
Gov. Fifer was then introduced by Gov.
Fran cis, and he made a few remarks, con
cluding with: "I have brought before
you two prospective United States sena
tors. au:l I will say that the liberties and
rights of the people of the State of
Illinois are safe in the hands of either.
Each is expecting to be elected. Each
has long and his spech of acceptance
written out. and if they are not prepared
to deliver them flow, the Lord Almighty
onlv knows when they will beeady."
Ex G v. Og esby was then introduced
by (i.v. Francis. He said: "We have
seen today touching tributes of respect to
William f. Sherman. I did more than
admir- hun. I loved him. He was a
grear, unselfish American citizen, and
came tip, like us, from the modest walks
of private life. Let his ashes rest in
peace. He cbose the state of Missouri
for bis last resting place, and. gentlemen,
ermit nia to say that be could h tve paid
no higher tribute to your state. This is
the first time I had a chance to get ahead
of Palmer since the opening of the cam
paign for United States si nator. He has
101 votes. He has nursed them, cuddled
them, visited them, gone home with them,
staid with them, and I really believe he
loves them oil. I think they stick to him
like a bad habit to a good man. I have 100,
around, nice even number. Gov Palmer
lacked two votes, and I think I got ahead
of him again there because I lacked three.
I told them to give me a rest, and they are
doing so I am not a candidate now.
That leaves Gen . Palmer the only one,
.and isn't it strange that he can't get
elected. I will say nothing about the
legislature, for, to tell you a fact, I am
still deeply interested in it. If we had
had the Missouri legislature in Illinois I
sm pretty sure that a senator would have
been elected long ago. I will now let
Gen. Palmer have the fljor and close this '
Gen. Palmer then arose and was greeted (
with the greatest applause. He said: "Our
mission here today was to 'oliow tn hon-:
orea soiaier to nis gr&va. e nave pain
tKa Toot cart rniiQG t rA a tt anrl hatro lAl-! t n
tub iaov ontl UUlLto ivwaji csuvs j ia. &w ,
reit one of the greatest FOldiers the world ;
ha9 eytr known. My friend Mr. Ogiesby ,
corr.plaits of the delay in the Illinois'
legislature. Well, to ttll you a fact, I
iKim are. v i. .o .'". I was tempted to see how often you
am a little tired of it myse.f. He sp aks , , ...
of what the Missouri legislature iouMh0?"!.?
bave done if they had been in Illinois
I think I know who would have been
ejected today if such had been the cafe
Cheers. Ogiesby and I have been warm
triends tor fo:ty years, but it has always
been nip and tuck between us. Some
times be was a little ahead, sometimes I
was. In Illinois there are 101. 100, and
3 people. Here '8 the big farmer I h ve
been wanting to see so long placing his
V. O T...l.- , V. - ..1 J.wl 1 t
want to get the daddy of all the Urm-
ers to help us, and if I can get him to do
fo I can beat Ogiesby. We are a'.l far-
mers in Illinois, ugiesby nas a farm and ,
some cattle, and so bave I; but I thiDk 1 1
am aneaa oi wgiesoy in mat respect ne-
cause I have sot a morteane on mv farm l
. . . . . . . I
T , . , , , , J . t .
I think that all the farmers should
vntA fr r m on tht ftvniint T tr.rn 1
again to the daddy of all the farmers, and '
ask him to come to Springfield acd help .
me out. If he cannot do that, to write a j
letter or seed a messenger to Spti-gfield j
The people in Illinois think that I am too
old to go izlo the harness again, but I
A nindoo Girl.
A Hindoo baby girl is an unwelcome ad
dition to the family. Her birth :s sup
posed to be no blessing, but a curse and a
Riga of divine wrath. Rukhmabai says
that when the new born baby is a trirl "the
father enashea Lis teeth and stamps his
feet. The mother is sorely disappointed,
and although her ttuderne-ss may bring its
sure wealth of love, she curses both her
self and the child. There is, moreover, a
notion that women who bear only pirls are
sinful, and this intensities the grief." An-!
other Hindoo woman
ive the same testi-
Ramabai (high ca.-te Hindoo widow) says
that in no country in the world is a mother
her hone of hapniness depends unon t he !
sex of the unborn child. A wife who !;ars
daughters and no sons is frequently put
away by Lht !iiiband. Huib.unls .some
times threatcu their wives that if the com
ing child is a daughter the o.Temiitig
nio:h;r will be he.-.tefort h bani.-he I from
the society of her lord and master, a new
wife m ill lx? installed in her place, and the
offending wife will be made into the .serv
ant and drudge of the household.
Hauiabai does not nit-rely make general
statements to this effect, but gives several
special instances that have come within
her own kumviedge among her own friends
and acquaintances of this punishment
having beeu incted out to mothers who
gave birth to girls. Mothers try to avert
the bad lack of having a daughter by su
perstitious ceremonies previous to the
birth of the child. Contemporary Review.
A Norman Laity.
We behold Ler. then, a well proportioned,
slender figure of graceful bearing, the fea
tures aquiline, complexion clear, eyes
hazel, and hair if chestnut hue worn in
smooth plaits that fall over the shoulders
to the waist. On her bridal day those shin
ing locks, bound only by a chaplet of
jewels, flowed freely about her form, lying
lightly against a role"of good and delicate
scariet" for whit was with the Normans
an emblem of mourning but the matron
confiues the tre-ses which the bride suf
fered to fall loose. Yet her dress is still
gay in color a hooded robe of creeu of
lest they should trail upon the ground
Even as it is the ampie cuffs hang from
wrist to heel.
The embroidered kerchief, too, is gather-
ed in a loose knot to protect from soil its
binerinnges, yet snouia sooth be spoken
the dames overzealous chamberers have
ventured to hint that the kerchief miht
well he discarded, as a garment savoring
more of fashions past than present, but
their mistress makes steadfast answer that
she was taught in early youth to dress
ramer lor wannui tUan annearance. nnr
be the first to shift apparel with the shift-!
ing humor of the day. Chautauquaa.
Little lirlpn for I'oor Memories.
We all know the story of the woman
who put away a jewel in such a safe place
she never was able to find it. And how
much precious time is lost, and how often
our patience is tried by looking in vain for
something which we know has been put
away safely, but which at the time we can
not remember! An excellent plan for
those who have experienced annoyance in
such a way is to mark the place on a slip
of paper, and pin it to a cushion or make
a memorandum of it. and as it will only
take a iniuute or two at the time it will
repay one for the trouble. It is well to
make a note of one's incidental duties aLo.
Of course these ate trivial things, but it is
the trivial things that make or mar the
It is the littic rift within t'ae lute
That of tiniest makes the tuuio mute.
Mrs. Iianaf;rd a Pioneer.
I was the first woman ordained in New
England, but other New England women
have entered the ministerial ranks, and
Olympia Brown deserves the credit of hav
ing encouraged matiT to do so. I was the
first woman minister who was ever called
upon to offer prayer in a legislative body
of men; in other words, I acted as chaplain
of the Connecticut seuate and house sev
eral times in the years 1870 aud X6T.i, and
afterward received a check for the same
amount which the men chaplaius received.
I suppose. Kev. Pheba A. Hauaford in
A Home Made Cosiuetlc.
A harmless cosmetic is half a cupful of
oatmeal and two and one-half cups of
water. Let it stand overnight, and in the
morning turn 02 the water aud coarser
part of the meal; strain the rest, aud add
enough bay rum to make it the thickness
of cream. Apply to the face, hands aud
neck every night and frequently during
the day. It will make them very soft.
Herald of Health.
There are at present 3,064 languages
spoken by the inhabitants of our globe,
whose religious convictions are divided be
tween 1,000 different confession ot faith.
The razor is so-called, of course, be
cause it enables a man to raze whiskers.
rr.c Conductor Listened, A last but Didn't
When a conductor on a Chicago sub
urban train a pproached a heavy set. red
headed fellow the fellow said, "Look
on have already punched my tick-
"Well, but why do you give it to me
"Because,1 the fellow replied, "yon
came along and held out your hand, and
about all I nuke to bnv a monthly ticket.
Hold on," he added, when the conductor
began to mo e off . "I have discovered
that you are a robber, and I am going to
call you to account. I am going to whip
"I reckon rot," said the conductor.
"But I reckon I am. I have noticed
for several years a growing disposition
on all sides to rob me, and I have made
up my mind that I am going to whip
every man who I feel sure is a robber,
r know that vou have robbed me. and I
am going to whip you. Wait a minute.
Tt von think there m.iv b some donbt
mv hilirv t.- Twform mv lntv in
this mattCT ll?t me that I have three
... n .i j. w i i
ineuau preset leu io mo uy muerent uoi
; :n, - vi..
i in? associations.
What time will you
be at leisure?"
"I don't know," said the conductor.
"Well, no natter, for I have a dav off,
and can ride with vou until the desired
opportunity presents itself.
The conduc tor, who was evidently
disturbed, wmt into a forward car.
When he returned a few minutes later
he discovered that the revengeful fellow
"What became of that red headed
man?" he askel.
"He got off it the last station," a pas
senger repbed. "By the way, why didn't
yon mane him pay his fare?
"Because h said that I had already
punched his tioket twice.
"Yes, he sai 1 so, but the truth is you
aid not pnneii it at an. tie had no
ticket. He lives at Madison Park, and
is known as the biggest deadbeat in the
community." Arkansas Traveler.
"Funny about this telephone business.
isn't it?" remarked a bald headed citizen
of the Cas f arm a3 he heard somebody
at the back end of
"In what respect?"
"Well, in respect to your neighbors.
At one time hist year I had no less than
eight different families using my 'phone
to do all their business. They'd come in
night or day, use it as long as they
wanted to anil for every pnrpose, and
not one ever laid down the fee charged
at a station, al :hough they knew I had
to pav $o0 per year."
"One day I Lung up a card, stating
that my 'phone was put in for the use of
the neighbors alone, and that's where
the funny part came in. They dropped
off like leaves in autumn. Some one
killed my dog, my cat was poisoned and
our hired girls were frightened off by
the stories of th j neighbors, my wife lost
callers, my church pew was hired away
from me at a h gher price and the boys
chalked signs oi my barn doors stating
that I was the meanest man in Michigan.
I have got my 'phone yet, but, alas! I
have no neighbor who would lend me
enough mustard for a midnight plaster."
Detroit Free Press.
Acting on a Suggestion.
you believe in starting a third
asked ld Mr. Dimmick of his
danshter s beau, as all three sat in the
I "Well," replied the young man, who
had not called to discuss politics, "1
wouldn't have thought of asking you to
retire; but since you mention it, Mr.
Dimmick, I will say that it is the gen
eral belief that two are company."
Pretty Far Gone.
Myrtle He's awfully attentive to her.
Lilly How far has he gone?
Myrtle Very lar, I'm afraid. He held
her prayer book upside down at church
yesterday, and I'm sure I heard him 6ay
"a woman" instead of "amen!" New
Policeman (excitedly to boy on the
fence outside) What's going on in
there, Johnny? Having a war dance
with all the neigtbors on the square?
Johnny (composedly) Nope. Only
mam insistin' on dad spendin' his even
in's at home. Wiishingtou Post.
The I tear Girl.
Ethel Clara went to Europe to get
married, did she: I'd like to see the
man I'd go to Europe to marry.
Maud Without doubt, or Tiinbuctoo
either, I fancy. New York neraLL
Ccwartled at Last.
"I'm catching on!" exclaimed the am
bitious young literary chap. "Here's
one of my poems j rinted in a New York
paper in the eolemn headed 'A Little
Nonsense.' "Chicago Tribune.
The Seiton Over.
Chollie (singingi How can I leave
Ethel (coldly) The front door is still
doing business at the old stand. Try
1 1 Vr.rk
Highest of all i a Leavening Power
State'op Ohio. City of Toledo, t
Lucas County. J
Frank J, Cheney makes oath that he is
the senior partner of the firm of F. J.
Cheney & Co., doing business in the city
of Toledo, county and state aforesaid, and
that said firm will pay the sum of one
hundred dollars fur each and every esse
of catarrh that cannot be cured ty the
use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Frank J Cheney.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6tn day or uecemoer,
A. D.. 18S6.
v A. W. Gleasox,
seal isnary l'uuuc.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Send
for testimonials, free.
F. J. Cheney & Co.. Props., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists. 75c.
A believer in signs should be cured of
his superstition when heentrrs the dime
A W0HAH S DISCOVERT.
"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 severests tests, but her vital
organs were undermined and death
seemed imminent. For three months she
coughed incessantly and could not sleep.
She bought of us a bottle of Dr. King's
New Discovery for consumption and was
so much relieved on taking the first dose
that she slept all night, and with one
bottle has been miraculously cured. Her
name is Mrs. Luther Lutz " Thus write
W. C. Hamrick & Co., of bhelby. N. C.
Get a free bottle at Hartz & Bahnsen's
The transition from long lingering
and painful sickness to robust health
marks an epoch in the life of the mdivid
ual. Such a remarkable event is treas
ured in memory and the agency whereby
tne gooa neaitn nas oeen attained is
gratefully blessed. Hence it is that so
much is heard 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 you are troubled
with any disease of kidneys, liver or
stomach, of Ions or short standing you
will surely find relief by use of Electric
Bitters. Sold at 50c and Si per bottle
at Hartz & Bahnsen's drug store.
BCCKLSN'B ARNICA SALTS.
The ;t-st salve in the world for cats,
t-ru jos, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sorts, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains
corrs na ail SKin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, cr no pay required. It
is ic:."viaieed to give perfect satisfaction
or r-.-r.ey refunded. Price 2 j cents ptr
b?s For sale bv Hartz & B&bnsea.
Wtiether crowding the ca's is right or
cot, a ereat many people 6tand up for it
For Over F.fty Tears.
Vrj. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
thtir children while teething. If dis
burbed at night and broken of your rest
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain f cutting teeth send at once and get
a bottle of '"Mr?. Winslow's Soothtng
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
litv the poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it, mothers, there is no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates the stomach and bowels, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduc.s icflim na
tion and gives tone and energy to the
whole sys'em. "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to the taste and is the prescription of one
of the oldest and best female physicians
and nurses iu the United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Sjrup
It U not surprising that a man want
ing a divorce should find it dear than bis
wife was to him.
Do Ton Conga!
Dtj't delay. Take Kemp's Balsam, the
best cough cure. It will cure your
coughs and colds. It will cure pains in
the chest. It will cure influenzi and
bronchitis and all diseises pertaining to
the lungs because it is a pure balsam.
Hold i to the light and see how clear and
thick it is. You will see the excellent
effect after taking the first dose. Lirge
bottles 503 and $1.
Some merchants get the
best they can; some get the
meanest they can.
Your dealer in lamp-chimneys-what
does he get for you?
There are common glass and
tough glass.tough against heat.
There are foggy and clear.
There are rough and fine.
There are carefully made and
You can't be an expert in
chimneys ; but this you can do.
Insist on Macbeth's " pearl
top" or "pearl glass" which
ever shape you require. They
are right in all those ways ; and
they do not break from heat,
not one in a hundred.
Be willing to pay a nickel
more for them.
GEO. A. Macbcth A Oo.
U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
1 1 5 : .
Great Clearing Sale
February 2d to
Will cloe out a large line of Ded Room and Tar or 9-t at cot, aim a great variety of i i
Chairs will be sold cheap.
J3f"Do not miss this opportunity.
W. S. HOLBROOK,
No. 103, 105 and 107 Ka8t Second St ,
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and "finware.
PUMPS, ZST-ILS, &o,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stoves and the Gvnesoo Cooking Stoves.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
150S SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THE WELL KNOWN-
Star Block, Opposite Harper House.
has purchased for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A larger and finer stock thin ever. Those toads will arrive In afow day. Wait and tee tbem.
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
1 be best Mcl'k Adc tboe in the city fur the price.
Seand and Harrison 8ts.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,""
Corner Tenty-third .treet nd Fourth .eno EOCK ISLAXD, ILL.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
TbUr house ha Ju.t beti retttted throughout and I. now ! A No 1 co.d.uoi It I. a fir tUi
ttTOper day hoqo anJ a deairabie fa mil hotel.
0. 2wT. OHBISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAHDPACTTJBIR OF CXACKIBS ASD BI8CT7IT
Ask jour Grocer for them. xhey e
W8pectaltlea;-The CkrUty "0TSTBR" and the Cnrlaty "WATER."
' ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON, "
Contractors and Builders,
ALL KINDS OF CARPENTER WORK DONS.
ry-General Jobbing done on .hort notice and .ttlnfactton fuaranteed.
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth Avenue RoCK ISLAND ILL.
Manufacturer of all ktnda of
BOOTS AND SHOES
GenL'FineShoetaipecIalty. Repairing done neatly and promt-Ur.
A ahare of yonr patronage reepectf ally eoliclted.
1618 Second Avrnne. Rok Island. III.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Shop corner Twenty-aeoond street and Ninth arcane. - Bealdeace (933 '
tlTIs prepared to make estimates and do all kinds of Carpeater wrk. Girt nlaa a trial.
STABY, BERGEE & SNELL,