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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, MAY 4. 1891.
For Sale, Rent, ExohangeandMiscel
laneous wants Inserted one day at lo
per word; three days at Jic per word
ana one weeic at nc per word.
"Situations wanted" and local "Help"
wants not exceeding three lines In
ser ted one week In the DAILY ARGUS
TpOR RENT-4 Burn, 530 Twenty-first ttrr-et
FOR RENT Two famished rooms; enquire at
171T i-ecotd avenue.
WANTED A altoatlon at book keeper or
clerk; address C. 31 thia office. S3
NICELY FURNISH KD ROOM FOB TWO
gantlemen at 527 Twentieth street.
WANTED A position as clerk In grocery,
r'olhintt or genu furnishing store. Address
T" thia omce,
MEN WANT KD Salary and eipentes; per
manent place ; apply at once. Bbowh Bans.
Co., Nursery men, Chicago. 14
TTONKY TO LOAN On chattel mortgnireg,
J-VX waives, diamond. Jewelry, and allartioiea
Of valne. J . W. Jones. ItiM Second avenne. -tf
TITANTEDrLady and gentlemen agents; five to
I ten dollars a day easy made; will pav salary
or commission. Call at Gordon Hotel, room one.
J A. ELBERT. deMerln second hvid poods,
05 East ccnd street Dsvenport. will pay
the hltrhest cash price for carpets, books, cloth
ing, shoes, elc. Prompt attcLt ion will be paid to
correspondence . S3
WANT&D Two or three good men to repre
sent onr well known bouse for town and city
Irade; local and traveling. $100 and expenses
per month to the right man. Apply quick, stat
ngaee. L. L. Mar Sc Co. Naroerymeu, rlorist
nd Seedsmen. St. Pul, Minn.
(This hongs Is responsible.
WAITERS WANTED Girl waiters, for s first
class hotel in one of the larcest citii s la Illi
nois; wngcs 1S no per month wltn room and
board. Jlnst be -Xx'iit-nreri waitrrs. of pood
character and fully umler-tunrt the business; none
other need apply. Address "Steward"' care of
this paper, fluoric nse, nationality, expetience.
wberv employed, and when could commence
work, etc. S"-lw
Joim Voik & Co.;
Sash, Doors, Blinds. Siding. Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for builders,
lighteenth St., bet. Third and Fonrth aves.
BEST AND CHEAPEST
tSTThe only Paint House In the city.
R. M. WATT,,
1612 Third Are
CHAS. R. WHEELAN,
Undertaking and Embalming
Dtmlck Block, No. 308 30th St.. Rock Island.
Having purchased a complete line of Cndertak
Iwf poods, with hearse and anpuartenr.ee". and
savins secured the services of Mr. Geo. E. Ked,
of Cnicaeo. an s Xpert funeral director and em
balmer of 12 years experience, I am folly pre
pared to guarantee satisfaction.
Give the Baby a Ride in one
! aOrffB&SiC- (f
A ftill line of FURNITURE AND CARPETS, REFRIGER
ATORS AND STOVES.
Why I How reasonable the prices ore Ts what
Ouralm is to sell goods at I woet possible prices.
HOW IS YOUR CHILD?
Swift's Specific is the great
developer, of delicate child
ren. It regulates the secre
tions; it stimulates the skin to
healthy action, , and assists
nature in development.
There is no tonic for child
ren equal to S Sv S
Send for our treatise on Blood
Swift Spaciric Co., Atlanta, Ga
K0 DIRT! NO FUSS! NO BACK ACHE!
The women know n oot thins nnd will
hare it audwuy should ant man likouiMt use
cent a foot
will pay fop changing the ap
pearance of old Furniture so
completely that it will look like new.
m WILL DO IT. m K ton IT.
WOLF & RANDOLPH, Philadelphia
Fiieze and Ceiling
We have arranged with the tes Paper Hangers
and Painters in the city to take charge of our work.
Satisfactory results can be relied on.
R. CRAMPTON & CO.
of Our Fine Carriages,
everyone says who looks over onr line of carriages.
Quick sa ea and snail proflt car motto.
C. A. MECK,
322 Brady S'reer, ravenport, Iowa
OUR SPRINGFIELD LETTER
The Legislator at Home and at the
The Marked lHflfereaee W ith Which
he 1st Regarded -The World's
Fair Crawford Slakes a
Sprixgfield, May 2 One willofttn
wonder in looking over the majority of
the members of a legislative body why
there was so much difficulty in selecting
a proper man to represent the constituents
of any locality. By the strife and con
tention and bitterness displayed in an elec
tion it would seem to appear that the can
iidates of the different parlies were the
salt of the earth and that unless chosen
:.he material interests of the district would
wither away and die. And the success
f ul individual, however meek and modest,
is naturally on good terms with himself
tiud his soul U surprisingly exalted. He
is about to be sent away as the represen
tative of his district to stand in legislative
I alls, there to shioe forth in his native
trilltancy, while the absent ones at home
are watching his every move, feeling that
te holds in his hands their destinies and
tiat if he would, he could overturn the
s.ate or nation by bis personal fiat and
wither his opponents by bis Jove like
scowl. Admiring friends write him let
ters upon all manner of subjects request
it g that this or the other thing shall be
dine and that he must not listen to what
his rivals have to say, but step forthwith
ir to the imminent breech and carry all
before him by strength of will, legislative
ac umen or convincing eloquence. "It is
fcr that we elected him," his admirers will
say, "and did lie himself not promise the
earth as he warmly shook our hands be
fore election and urcreil us to stand up for
ptinciples and vanquish the enemy?'' lie
in forced by a new-born strength brought
into existence by a ceitificue of election
the aspiring statesman finds his way to
this capital. Others are rushinc for the
sane locality of wisdom and as he
meanders from tbe train, grip in hand,
an 1 writes his name with a flourish, or as
bei.t he can, upon tbe register of his
chosen hotel, he has memories of recent
ovutions, brass bands and torchlight pro
cessions and that himself was the central
figure. If in springnel.l. for instance,
anil he has oeen here before he is not dis
appointed; but if it is his firs', mission f.s
the representative of the great and grow
ing interests of his section of the country
he reels that chill of disappointment rush
ing madly along his fpical column that so
many have experienced before him. No
demonstration in his b.htlf, no gathering
of friends a!! eager to grasp his ir.is'.y
han3, no solemn silence as he sees fit to
drop words of wisiom from his teeming
braia, no hurrahs nor sho!t nf pvultn-
tion for the honorable gentleman before
then, but instead hs is treated with in
difft rente. People iotle against him
lust as if he wete a common man. He
neaismeo tailing horse and not asking
him tbe tactics by which he won News
boys shout about the teceM accident aod
not a mention made of bis election
ue is iniroaueea ptrnaps to an
old and experienced member and
the new acquaintance casually asks
him what district he represents.
tjirtat trod. Has it came to this? A
whil'jago,"he muses, "my name wason the
tongie of everybody. My presence ere
ated a flutter of escittment and here I em
indif'erently told bv this eentleman tht
he diin't catch mv name acd he also tells
me in a cold blooded manner that he
thinks it locks like rain. He doesn'teven
ask cie to take a drink. Neither does
be care to argue with rue what is the best
legislation tor tne people along the Fry
ingptn river nor whftberthere should be
a nanin cum across I rout stream or not.
In till legislative ssemblies there are al
ways a few members who lead. They
are generally experienced in all the."way
that s re dark and tricks tht are vain "
and as a rule, tbey make tbe others do
tneir marling. T4ow and then a new
membor appears who by strength of in
tellect or force of language, claims a Urge
share of it, but ha is an exception. Tne
major ty of members even in the commit
tee rooms have little or nothing to sav
They vote s their leaders propose On
the floor of the bouse the Oulk of tbe
representatives bave nothing absolutely
nothing to say. You could not get
them cn their feet with the aid of a der
rick . The steering committees look after
their votes and thev vote according as
they ate prompted. Those who are as
silent as an oyster in the hours of session
are the loudest -talkers on the outside.
The intelligent member who knows what
he is about, says litils when away from
the capitol except when it is necessary.
The fe.low wbo is the oyster, while in
session, is heard at his boarding house
or hote. or on street earners or wherever
you may find him, talking away at a
great rate. He buttonholes everybody
who wi 1 let him and .then pours forth his
iabber. He asks everybody around him
what be thinks of his measure. He lays
down ti e liw in a precious manner as to
what the legislature should no, but in ses
sion he never knows wht to do himself.
He has a stack of phrases picked up by
ear and these he i constantly shooting
forth without rhyme or reason and to tbe
disgust of everybody. When he reaches
home at the end of the ses3ion he may
regale his bucolic hstners with all this
parrot c a alter and tbey may look upon
him with open mouth, his acquired wis
dom add lofty mind, little dreaming what
a stupid donkey they have before them.
And of such is the kingdom of legislation.
The foregoing remarks apply to all the
legislatu-es of the country, and Illinois,
of course, is not an exception . And those
who represent the farming element in this
state are es intelligent as farmers any
where, but a little observation will con
vince them that the city chap is several
degrees a bead. It was generally remarked
here in tho early portion of tbe session that
the Chicago members wanted everything
in sight aad when not in Bight they would
go and hunt it up. Liter experience has
proved the correctness of these observa
tions. A) tbe session progressed the far
mere vownd they would support no meas
ures for ether interests until their own
received attention and were advanced,
but whatever the Chicago men had a
scheme to be acted unon thev
ly but earnestlyjto work and before the
larmera Knew wnai was np they bad yoted
for the passage of everything that the
windy city demanded.
iioth branches of the legislature con
tinue to work pretty hard, but when the
cession draws to a close there will be no
end of disippointment for those who
think that everything goes. There are
bills piled upon bills that will never
reach a first reading and many of tbem
which will not even be considered in
committee. In this way a multitude of
cross road bills will su&er, but the suffer
ing will be of short duration, as most of
t'uem will die a bornin. And as to toe
final day nothing is known. The com
mittee resolution that an adjournment
without day take place on June 4 was lost
in the house and it is now resolved to
fix upon a time on the 13th of June.
Perhaps the middle of the month would
see the legislature in session but it is not
likely that it will continue much, if any,
longer after that date.
A million dollars will be granted for
the world's fair and peihaps a special
committee will look after tbe whole
matter. When these things were being
discussed in committee Representative
Vinton locked horns with Ed Merritt but
no blood was shed. Vinton wanted to
show his apponent in the debate that he
knew what he was talking about and that
when it came to moneyingan exhibition
be possessed a shade more knowledge
than tbe pencil pusher from Sangamon
county, and it was tbe general feeling
that his remarks were to the point. How.
ever, the matter will have to be finally
settled on the floor of the house.
"What do you know?" was asked Sen
ator Crawford, of Rock Island, the other
evening at the Leland. The statesman
gave tbe questioner a withering look as
he answered in language the opposite of
what he meant, "I don't know nothin'.
Thai's what tbe Rock Island Argus says
"Come, come, you do know some
thine," the questioner continued.
' No, I don't. Didn't I teli you I don't
know nothin'." came the savage replv.
f. J. n.
THE LAST RITES.
Mtlehotr Korh Buried with the Hon
or or a Xnmber of Organisation.
The funeral of Melchoir Eoch was held
from his late home. on Third avenue, yes
terday afternoon at 2o'clock,and was at
tended by the five secret organizations of
which deceased was a member. Island
City camp, 309. M. W. A. conducted the
seivnes at the house, and the following
gentleman acted as pall bjarers from
their respective societies. The XI. W. A.
W. C. Maucker; Red Men. J. L. Maslin;
A. O U. W..H. II. Robb; U. A. O. D.,
Christian Russ; I. O. O. F. lodge. No.
18, E. Beck; I. O. O. F. Encampment,
No. 12, Chirles Engel. After the cere
monies in the house were concluded, the
remains were brought out in front where
they were viewed by the different socie
ties and a large numbtr of friends.
Tbe different societies were then f ormt d
into line under T. S. Silvis, who acted as
marshal of the day, and marched in tbe
following order: Druids. Woodmen
Workmen. Red Men acd Odd Fellows,
the latter being immediately in advance
of the hearse.forming in ail a line of over
630 men. and the remains were followe 1
by a long train of carriages. At the cem
etery the burial services were first con-
ducted by the Odd Fellows followed by
the Red Men, Workmen, Woodmen and
Druids in ne order named, the latter con
ducting the singing both at the house and
at the grave. Tne floral offerings were
beautiful and included many designs from
the different orders.
The deceased hsd insurance in these
various organizations amounting to be
tween $11,000 and 13.000.
A ttavtardly Trio.
Some miscreant or miscreants placed
obstructions in the Central Street Railway
track at the curve near Nineteenth avenue
last evening. The obstructions wem in
tbe shape of planks torn from adjacent
siaewaiKS. a Dig accident, and proba
bly a fatal one to somebody, might have
been the result had not a pedestrian who
happened along discovered and removed
several of the planks. This man stopped
the next car. told tbe driver of bis dis
covery, and warned him to look out for
6til! other 'obstructions. The warning
was heeded and resulted in the riUfntroro
of another rile of planks. There is a
down grade near the place, and great
damage might have been caused. We
understand the Central people will offer a
reward for evidence leading to the con
viction of tbe guilty parties. Moline
Orange ice at Krell & Math's; try a
For sale cbep 3.000 good oak fence
posts. P. L. Mitchell.
Wanted at once three good coat makers,
Rogers tbe tailor, Davenport.
Private boarding for respectable ycunr
men at 219 Seventeenth street.
For 8ale About 200 loads of ashcB. at
Rock Island house. C G. Uaver.
Milk shake, lemonade and all other
temperance drinks at Krell & Math's;
when thirsty stop in.
Vanilla and cbocclate ice cream and
orange ice at Krell & Math's; stop when
passing and try a dish.
The Crown dining room selves a betier
meal for 25 cents than any other place
in the city.
Try our orange ice and then pa9 your
opinion on it. We make it extra rich
and fine, using nothing but the fruit
juice. Krell & Math's ice cream parlor.
J. J. Lerch. t hp xr pi 1 knnwn
paper hanger, grainer. kalsominer. etc.,
is prepared to do all kinds of work in his
lirfe in first class mnnpr fiimn ivr
309 Eighteenth street.
For rent or rhIa chsan a ann
piano, now at 506 Thirtieth atmor ut-
Island. For terms address F. E. AIpv-
ander. 1220, south Thirtieth avenue,
Omaha, Neb. ;
A handsome conoDlexion is one of tsa
greatest charms a woman can possass
Pczzoni's Complexion powder gives it.
UNLIKE TEA & COFFcE GOOD FOR THE NERVES. ;
The claims of cocoa as a useful article of diet are steadily i
winning recognition. Unlike tea and coffee, it is not onlv a
stimulant but tt nourisher: and it has tbe creat advantac e'nf
leaving no narcotic effects.
use. lhe strong may take
"BEST & GOES FARTHEST.
9""VAlf Hootes'S Coooa C"oni tried, alnars nsed") leaves no injurious effects on the
nerroaa ayetem. It is no ironder, therefore, tliat la all parta of the world. Uu inrmtr',
Coooa ia recommended by aaedteal men lutead or ten pad catVe or other
coeoaaor chocolate (or dally nee ey children or m- ..:le ual aiclt,rlch
odpoor. "Largest sale in the world.-' Ask lor Vas HotJTES'a and taXtmooD.rr. M
THE POSITIVE CURE
EL? BROTHERS. 68
THE MOLINE WAGON.
THE MOLINE WAGON CO..
Manufacturers ol FARM,
A full an complete lice of PLATFORM and other Spring Waiota, ereclai: adartod to Um
Western trade .if r.ivnnr vitm,Mh!n i f.i.i. tn ' j U-J-
-.:Hi:-.i::on. fcee the MOLI
I .CftJliSS a-5E.l5 rsn
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
KOHN & ADL ER
Removed to 219 Seventeenth Street
iVI. E. iVTURRTN ,
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third avenue and Twenty.first St., Rock Island.
patrtnagelo'lc'tet1' i0ld l0" A are of PoM:c
BTGr ENTVOIC K
C. J. W. SCHREOTEB,
Contractor and Builder,
im and 1128 Fourth aremte. He ridence lilt Fourth arenne.
Plan. and Ped on.llcljm.of work; atea8trt WlUer'. Patent Inside
ending Blinda, tometfaiog new, atylieh and deatrmble.
SOCK ISLAKD. ILL-
Hence it is adapted to general
it with pleasure, and the weak
Warren BU, New Tori. Price 60 cttJ
n 3i rxBt i
SPRING and FREIGHT WAG0K8
K . aG " itt on r'-rtt-ir.,-.
DAVIS & GO,
A complete clock ef
Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing
Hose, Fire Brick. Etc
Sole Agents for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICA1GRS
We gwaatee eTery one perfect, and win eend Ci ;'
Twenty day' trial, to repotieible parties.
Safety Heating Boilers snd Contractor"- f.i
furnishing hd3 lBjiosr Wtr. atirl
1712 Fesst Ave .
Rock Uland. UHnivs
Telephone 114. Reelder.ce t elephone J('
Goods received by
CALL AND EXAMINE.
COMPLETE IN ATT.
FOR CATALOGTJK8 ADDRESS
J. C. DUNCAN,