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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY, APRIL, 4 1891;
Pobllehed Daily and Weekly at HB4 Becond Aye
. one. Rock Island, 111.
J. Potter. . Published.
Vara Daily, 60c per month; Weekly, 13.00
pr annum. -
AH eommnnications of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religious, man nave
real name attached for publication No such arti-
ticles will be printed over fictitious signatures -
Anonymoas communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited Iron every township
In Rock Island county.
Saturday, April 4. 1881.
DEMOCRATIC CITY-TOW KHH IP
Por Mayor JOBW OHLWEILER
For City Clerk GEOKGK W. HENRY
For City Attorney JOHN LOOSE Y
For City Treasurer 3. M. BDFOKD
For Supervisors ARTHVR BURRALL
FRED APPE LOUIS'!'
For collector ED BCKRILt, JR
For Assessor J. R. JOHNSTON
First Ward MARTIN WEINBERGER
Second Ward E. D. M'CARTN EY
ThirdWard DANIEL CORKEN
Fourth Ward ALBERT HUESINQ
Fifth Ward ALEXANDER M'OONALD
Sixth Ward.... THOMAS DONAHUE
Seventh Ward J.E.LARR1N
The democratic ticket is a winner from
top to bottom.
John Ohl whiles ia a sure winner in
the mayoralty fight.
Mayor McCohochib will be in a posi
tion to sympathize with W. H. Gest next
Rock Island Is a democratic city, and
the municipal ' government should be
under democratic control.
Thk net earnings for 125 railways for
January were 12 per cent over the earn
ings for January ot last year.
Seventy-four guns are being made in
the Washington navy yard, to be erected
at points along the coast to scare off
It would be cruel to beat Joe Haas so
badly again as was done last fall. A
few tundred majority for John Looney
will be sufficient.
The democrats of Davenport are mak
ing a clean sweep in the city election to
day just as the Rock Island democrats
should do next Tuesday.
The billion dollar congress was rebuked
and repudiated by more than a million
votes one extra kick, 6avs the New
York World, for every thousand dollars
The election of Messrs. Burrall and
Appelquist as assistant supervisors is
practically conceded by the republicans,
but the concession is not broad enough;
It should include the entire democratic
We would kindly advise Mayor Mc
Conochie not to get peevish and cranky
when be is relegated to private citizen
ship again, but to take bis medicine like
a man. The people have had a recent
example of what a nuisance a political
croaker can make of himself.
Senator-elect Palmer is doing yoe
man service for the democratic ticket in
Chicago, speaking nightly to immense
concourses of people. . It is thought that
Mayor Cregier and the regular democrat
ic ticket will win despite Bolter Harrison
and the two Washburns, who are all
making common war against the demo
crats. Springfield Register: In every state
except Connecticut, New Hampshire and
Rhode Island a plurality vote is decisive
in popular elections. If this system pre
vailed in Connecticut the existing mud
die in that state would have been avoided.
But election by a plurality vote would
give the democrats permanent control of
Connecticut, add the republicans have
thus far insisted upon the retention of the
old system, under which they have been
able to denominate the state government
and hold thuU. S. senatorships in defi
ance of the popular will.
Jn eapr r Hscar .
The decline in the price of sugar on
April 1, has bad the effect of causing cer
tain republican .papers and partisan indis
viduals to exiol the virtues of the Mckin
ley bill. Supervisor Frtek in the repub
lican convention, tried to make a point in
favor of McEinley on the sugar question,
but like the republican press, he only
verified the truth of the democratic posi
tion on the tariff, that a reduction of im
port duty lowers the price of commodi
ties to the consumer.
The Chicago Globe referring to the re
duction of price in sugar caused by the
removal of the twirl tax say a it was an
object lesson which appealed most strong
ly to consumers, for it touched them in a
vital spot their pocket-books. Hitherto
the price of white granulated has ranged
at about 7 cents a pound, bu t April 1 it
coald be had in retail lots, from eight
pounds up without limit for 4 cents.
That means nearly half a barrel of sugar,
best quality for domestic purposes, for a
This is a great saving to the people
for sugar is not a luxury in any true
sense, but a staple, and its use is uni
versal among ait our people.
If a little is good more is better. If this
much benefit to the people of the United
S'.ates is deprived fromhe removal of
duty ttom .sugar, how much more would
nimn if the markets of theNvorld were
open to usf This practical illustration
of the effects of free goods will be i strong
factor In the campaign of 1802, for it
will put the lie on all the fallacious argu
ments made by the wily protec ionists.
McKinley has inadvertently put a p owerf ul
club in the hands of his opponents. This is
simply the introductory experiment
which will ultimately destroy the whole
system of protection. Reciprocity with
American nations, Canada includtd. will
follow, and then the people ill be
ready for the whole change in the policy
of the government and from that time on
the commercial motto of the United
States will be am open field for a fair
THE SAD FATE OF A FORTY-MINER.
fight Be a Bonanza King if He Madn'i
-Converted His Male Into Calliope.
A party of prospectors had located , their
dry camp on the headwaters of the&eadow
and were having rather indifferent luck.
It Is a broken np country, and itsr;deem
ing feature is the abundance of ri me of
all kinds. While it may be termed u liunt
?r's paradise, it is certainly a Miner's
sheol. Flour and bacon and beans kid run
low, and the boys had begun ta "enss" the
They were sitting nround the fire one
night smoking when a visitor, a sti anger,
with about as little ceremony ns Voe's
Raven, made his way into the cin leand
perched, not on a bust of Pallas, Las on a
booted aparahoe. For about two a inutes
the remarks were about as extendi d and
interesting as were those of the fimous
Forty-niner. Finally he was induied to
chew, And then he gave an account f him
self, lie was as near a nobob as a pros
pector can ever become; that is, he was
making no attempt to better his condition,
making his way afoot from one prospect
or's or trapper's camp to another. 1 fe was
an old mail, bowed and wrinkled. ' It was
evident that the end of tbe rocky trail of
life that he was traveling was not far off.
In the course of the evening one of the
boys happened to speak of the old man's
condition. The old fellow straigl.tened
up, adjusted one moccasined foot under
him, "Injun" fashion, and reinarke 1: "It
may seem a little tough to you fcLers to
see me knockin' round this way when I
ought to be a respectable memlier f sas
siety, lioldin' my own with Mackay, Flood,
Hearst and Lucky Baldwin. I ui-ed to
train with them fellers. I'm a M'Jer, I am,
and I might now be a millynair if it v-asn't
fer a piece of hard lnck I struck way back
in the 50's.
"X struck out one spring inornin' ir Cal
iforny with a mule packed with plenty of
grub, and a good prospecting oit it. I
had two dogs, cross between bull ard shep
herd, along for company. I packed with
me a t in horn that I called 'em np with
when they got too far away.
"I was makin' for the Mokeleunn-; hill
district, which hadn't been prospected
hardly any yet. I made durned good time,
considerin' ail things, till on the second
week that gash blamed mule got sick. The
sun of a gun begun to swell. He got down
and rolled. "Well, he kept swellin' and
rollin' and groanin', and 1 thought every
minute he'd bust."
The sweat stood ont on the old nan's
brow as he related this. He paused a v-hilo,
reflected, and continued:
"The way I figgered it out was that he
had colic. I couldn't think of anything to
give him but the soda 1 used to cook with.
I'd heard it was good for the stomach, so I
fixed np a drench of soda and water, ttnek
the dinner horn inter his throat, and com
menced pouring tbe stuff inter bin.. It
fckeart him. He sneezed and snorted nil at
wunst, and spit out the drench. And when
he snorted he blowed t hat 'ere horn. He
seemed surprised to find that be wnz a mu
sician. His ears riz, and he pranced r rood
an' tooted that dcrned horn. The dogs
becrd the tootin', and, true to their trainin',
they come along head an' tail up. That
dcrned mule kep' a tootin' that 'ere lorn,
all the time a-tootin' the wind off'n his
stomach, and all at once, by gum, he st-nck
ont a tootin' that horn, an' the dogs foi
"I wuz left thar 300 miles from nowhar,
with no grub, mule, dogs nor nothin'. I
wandered bask to the nearest camp, and
sence then I've been a wanderer, witlijio
aim in life but to find my mules an' dogs.
For forty years I've been chasm' the cu ssed
varmints. I've seen lots of mnles, but I one
uv'm bed ertin dinner horn in his mo ith,
nor two brindlo dogs follerin' him. l ave
any of you fellers seen a stray mule around
The old man's story created a profound
impression. The boys unanimously elected
him grand patriarch and assistant cook
for as long as he cared to lay off from his
wild and thrilling chase. Spokane Falls
A Heal Balaam Kemp's Kalian.
The dictionery says, 'a balsam ii a
thick, pure, aromatic substance flowing
from trees." Kemp's Balsam for the
throat and lungs is tbe only cough medi
cine that is a real balsam. Maiy thin,
watery cough remedies are called batata's
bnt such are not. Look through a bottle
of Kemp's Balsam and notice what a pi. re,
thick preparation it is. If you cot eh
Ttse Kemp's Balsam. At all druccis .s'.
Large bottles 50c and Si.
Illinois Department Encampment, G. A. R.
Decatur. III.. April 810. 1891. For
above the C..B & Q. will sell tickets
from points in Illinois, April 7-10, inclu
sive, at one fare for the round trip, gr od
returning up to and including April 11.
1801. Good connection is made both go
ing and returning.
H. D. Mack. D. P. A.
I have been a great sufferer from c ry
catarrh for many years, and I tried many
remedies, but none did me so much ben
efit as Ely's Cream Balm. It completely
cured me. M. J. Lally, 89 Woodwi.rd
avenue, Boston Highlands, Mass.
Highest of all in leavening Power.
State of Ohio. City of Toledo,
Lucas County. f
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 for each and every case,
of catarrh that cannot be cured by the
use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Frank J. Cheney.
Sworn to before me and subscribed in
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D.. 1886.
A. W. Gleason,
seal .Notary tfiblic.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally
and acts directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of tbe system. Send
for testimonials, free.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Props., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
A -WOMAH'S 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 itsseverests 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 Shelby. N. C.
Get a free bottle at Hartz & Babnsen'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
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 long or short standing you
will surely find relief by use of Electric
Bitters. Sold at 50c and $1 per bottle
at Hartz & Bahneen's drug store.
sccklxn's arnica salve.
The best salve in the world for cats,
bruises, sore6, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 25 cents peT
box. For sale bv Hartz A Bahnsen.
For the slate G. A. R. encampment to
he held at Decatur, April 8 to 10, Rock
Island and Peoria railway will grant ex
cursion rate of one fare for tbe round
trip. Tickets on sale April 7-9 good for
return until and including April 11. This
rate is open to the public. It is expected
to run through coaches to Decatur.
Trains leave Rock Island 8:10 a. m., 2:20
p. m., 6:45 p. m. Arrive at Decatur &
2:50 p. m., 1030 p. m , 11 a. m. Equally
good time returning. For further infor
mation inquire of F. H. Rockwell, ticket
acent; depot foot Twentieth street, or R.
Stockhouse, general ticket agent, Rock
To Hervoua aca Debilitated Men.
If you will send me your address we
wiJI mail you our illustrated pamphlet
explaining all about Dr. Dye's celebrated
electro voltaic belt and appliances, and
their charming effects upon the nervous
dabilitated system, and bow they will
quickly restore you to vigor, manhood
and health. Pamphlet free. If you are
thus afflicted, wc will send you a belt and
appliances on trial.
Voltaic Belt Co., Marshall, Mich.
In the pursuit of tne gooa things . of
this world we anticipate too much; we
eat out the hetrt and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. Tbe results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and U
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles . It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for ague and
malarial diseases. Price. 50 "enis.jo
Do Ton Conghl
Don't delay. Take Kemp's Balsam, the
best cough cure. It will cure your
coughs and colds. It will cure pains in
tbe chest. It will cure influenza and
bronchitis and all diseases pertaining to
tbe lungs because it is a pure balsam.
Hold it to the light and see bow clear and
thick it is. You will see the excellent
effect after taking the first dose. Lirge
bottles 50: aodtl-.
A Pleasing Sena
Of health and strength renewed and of
ease and comfort follows the use of Sy
rup of Figs, as it acta in harmony with
nature to effectually cleanse tbe system
when costive or bilious. For sale in 50c
and $1 bottles by all leading druggists.
E. E. Parmenter, attorney at taw.
Makes collections, loans money and will
attend to any legal business intrusted to
him. Office, postofflce block, Rock Isl
and, Ills. ds&wly
The world will be nearer right when, a
man has learned te laugh a lUtle less at
his neighbor's troubles and a little more
at his own .
Complexion powder is an absolute ne
cessity of the refined toilet in this climate.
Pozonni's combines every element of
beauty and purity.
IT. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
fcosxld be displayed ta buying medl
eina above all thing. In selecting ft
remedy for any disease, yon should b
positive that it contains nothing Inju
rious to the health. Many remedies
on the market leave the patient in a
much .worse condition, than before
s s s
la purely vegetable, and perfectly
harmless; the most delicate child can
take it with absolute safety. It contains
no mercury or minerals of any kind,
and yet it never fails to cure the dis
eases it is recommended for.
Book on Blood and Skin diseases free.
Swift Specifio Co., Atlanta, Ga
IS CHEAPER than any other dressing
at any price, be it 5 cents, 10 cents, or
25 cents, you can convince yourself bv
wearing one shoe Pressed with Acme
Blacking and the other shoe dressed
with whatever happens to be your
favorite dressing. While Acme Black
ing will mdure a month through snr,o
cr rain, and can, if the shoe is soiled,
be washed clean, the other dressing w ill
not last a single day in wet weather.
Your shoes will look better, last
longer and be more comfortable if
dressed wfch Wolff's Acme Blacking.
WOLFF RANDOLPH, Philadelphia
A. D. HUESING.
Represent, among other lme-tried ana well
known Fire Inenrance Companies he following:
Royal Insurance Company, of Borland.
Wesehester Fire Ins. Company of . Y.
Buffalo Oerman In. Co., Buffalo, N. T.
Rochester German Ins. Co., Rochester, S. T.
Oitisens Ins. Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pun Fire Office. London.
Union In. Co., of California.
Secnrity Ini. Co.. New Hiven, Conn.
Milwaukee Mechanics Ins. Co., Milwaukee, W:s
German Fire Ins. Oct, of Peoria, 111.
Office Cor, 18th St., and Second Ave.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furnishing all kinds
of Stoyei with Castings at 8 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
has been added where all kinds of machine
work will b doae first-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS., Propts.
CHAS. R. WHKKT.AN,
Undertaking and Embalming
Dimick Block, No. 808 80th St.. Rock Island.
Harinp pnrenased a complete line of Undertak
ing Roods, with hearse and appnartennces, and
having secured the service of Mr. Geo. B. Reed,
of Chicago, an ax pert funeral director and em
banner of 12 years experience, 1 am folly p re
ared to guarantee satisfaction.
Davenport Steam Dye Works
Kroen & Cornels, proprietors, 312 Ear
risvn street, Davenport, Iowa.
Dyeing, Cleansing and
in the very best and latest manner with
the aid of the beet machinery.
KtV Feather beds and pillows renovated.
The Great French Bemedy for Suppressions
and Monthly Irregularities.
Ladies Use Le Due's Periodical Pil). of Parts.
Prance; guaranteed to accomplish all that ia
claimed for them. To be used monthly for troubles
peculiar to women. Fall directions with each
box. $2 per box or three boxes for 5. American
Pill Co., royalty proprietors. Spencer. Iowa. The
genuine pill obtained of OttoRadert, Elm street,
Rock Island, Jappe Co., Davenport, and of all
' ITXTa - -
uo not tan to get an utimate retort Lontractlog
I04-IM Frankiio-St.. Chicago. .
aa a . a ' ..
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THK WELL KNOWN-
jVfl ERGHANT TAILOR,
Stab Block, Opposite Harper House.
has purchased for tbe j I
Spring and Slimmer or 1891,
A largerand finer stock than ever. These goods will arrive in afew dal. Wait and see them.
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tllta
IPTTIMIIFS, IsT-A-IXiS, '&C,
Baxter Banner Cookinf and Heating Stove3 and the Geneaeo Cooking Stoves
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1R08 SECONTl AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Calf Goodyear Welt ShoeX?
Tbe best Men's fine shoe in the city for the price.
CT4BV UTTJ flTTJ ja, CKTTTT
Second and Harrison Sts. ,
cr. UVu CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
BAKUrACTUBEB 07 CKACKXB8 ASD BISCUITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are beet. ;
ayepeclalUasj The Christy OTITKB and the Christy "WAFEB."
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors emd. Builders,
ALL KINDS OF OABPKNTER WOKE DONI.
(VOeneral Jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and Shop HIS Fourth Arenas. ROCK ISLAM) ILL.
Agency for Excelsior Roofing Company
ttfy "v?"' yc- -,v- i i m? i ... i
ObBafkb thaw Shxkglxs.
Bend for circular.
j. x. dixojnt,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second -Avenue.
GEORGE SCHAFEB, Proprietor.
1601 Second ATenue. Corner of Sixteenth Stree - Opposite Harper's Theatre.
The choicest Wines, Liquors, Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Free Lunch Brery Day
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St.
and Seventh Avenue,
"All kinf s of carpenter work a specialty.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth avenue.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Thia house has Just been refltted throughout and is now in A Ko. 1 condition. It is a ftrstclaiw
1.00 per d ay hoase and a desirable family hotel.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
HOOT;- AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a specialty. Repairing none neatly and promptly .
A share of yonr patronage respectfully solicited.
1618 Second Avenue, Roak Island, III.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Bbop corner Twenty-second street and Kintkayenne. Residence 2985
- Thirteenth avenae.
tan, prepared to make estimates and do all klnds-of Carpenter work-. Gire him a trial.-
T. H. ELLIS, Roc Island, EL,
10M) Cor. Fourteenth Bt. and 8econd Aa.
Sandwiches Furnished on Short No
Plana and estimates for all kinds of btiidlnff
ROCK I8LA5D, ILL.