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THJE ARGUS. TUESDAY. JUNE ls)l.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1621 Second Ar
enas. Rock I -land, JU.
J. W. potter.
Tanas Daily, 50c per month; Weekly, $3.00
All communications of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religious, mart have
real nam attached for publication. No aacb artl
ticlea will be printed over fictitious signatures
Anonyaona communication! not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from erery township
1 n Rock island coanty.
TUESDAY, JcXE 16. 1891.
It is ikid in Paris that twice as many
crimes are committed by persons between
the ages of 15 and 20 as those between
20 and 40.
The Xew York Central boasts a car
that is a novel specimen of a labor saving
machine. Inside it is some clock like
mechanism which, as the car goes over
the track, records every defect in the
rails. .If these have spread the thirty
second part cf an iDch beyond the stand
ard width, or there is a loose joint or de
fective connection, the machine notes it
all down, as well as fte distance from ote
place to another. Formerly this work
was done bT &a army of track-walkers.
It is proposed to develop the invention
and combine the defective mechanism of
the car with an ordinary coach so that
mechanical examinations cf the tracks
can be made by the regular trains.
In referring to the contest for the
speakership of the Fifty-second congress,
the Boston Globe says:
' Illinois' candidate, William M. Springer,
is a man who has been in more hard
fights than any member of thehouse.now
that ex-Speaker Randall is dead. Sprine
er can scent trouble farther than any
other mau in public !ife, and is unques
tionably the hardest worker of the trio
that are striving for the prize. There
has been no piece of important legislation
considered for the past 15 years in which
his hand could sot be delected in some
form cr another. As a parliamentarian
be has few eqnals in the country, and for
adroitness and celerity he has easily led
the democratic side on scores of occasions.
Springer is a man of tremendous tenacity.
In a aeba;e nothing seems to escape him.
and there is 53 twist of the rules so
tangled that be iota cot see just what is
proposed to accomplish.
An experienced summer tourist far
nishes some good advice, and il will not
be putting butter on bacon to repeat it
at this time when so many are packing
their Saratogas for a trip to the beaches.
Here it is; "If yoa go to the seishore
this summer, don't try to gather all the
shell on the first day. The waves wash
ep a fresh assortment every fewminutes.
Dont pick up a jellyfish with the idea
that somebody has lost a gelatine lunch.
Don't believe everything the oyster man
tells you. Don't wear high heeled slip
pers in the sand. Don t ride in the bum
boat when there is a yacht at the pier
Don't try to catch fish before breakfast;
nobody but fishermen do that. Don't
spit on your bait; it's a western super-,
stition which has no eSect on the ocean
tribes. Don't wear a sea grass hat; just
let the sun spoil your complexion acid
'send you home bronzed, happy, healthy
and good natured."
Iowa i Remalat Oenaorra'.ir .
Col. Clarkson ii endeavoring to stimu
late the young republicans in Iowa, but
the prohibition party is opposed to stim
ulants, and the WilBOn law now being
operative even Clarkson's original pack
ages of fiery adjuration to the rollicking
youth of the state cannot illicitly be de
livered. Thus remarks a conservative
exchange, and continues: The colonel
whistles down the wind. So long as the
republicans of Iowa by professing pro
found sympathy with fanaticism could
use the prohibition sentiment of the stale,
for its own purposes it was safe, but the
prohibitionists have discovered that their
allies are but wolves in sheep's clothing,
and they have forbidden them use of
their pasture. The state ticket nomina
ted by the prohibitionists is distinctly a
prohibition tickst. It refuses further af
filiation with republicans or republican
ism. Win or lose it will make its own
battle. The outlook for republicanism
in Iowa is decidedly gloomy. What, be
tween the farmers' alliance and the pro
hibitionists, a party that lias been false
to both the farmer and the prohibition
ists, that has carried water on both shoul'
ders, that has been dominated by a
lot of self-seeking, tricky politicians, that
has upheld fanaticism where fanaticism
was popular and denounced it wbere it
was in contempt, that has told the agri
culturist that the manufacturer had much
the best of him with the assistance of
government and then voted with govern
ment to add to the agriculturist's bur
dens such a party, now the scorn of its
former allies, is on its last legs. Un
happily for Col. Clarkson's idea that it
can be saved by young men, this class is,
with the courage, and generosity, and
high mindedness of youth, bent on its de
struction. The democracy of Iowa is the party of
the people. It is against prohibition, in
original package or otherwise, because it
is for personal liberty. It is against pro
tective tariff because it is against pater
nalism, favoritism for a class. It is
against fanaticism, and absurdity, and
high taxation because it is the party of
the average, hard common sense of Iowa,
aa of every state in the union. It was
successful in Iowa two years ago. It
will be successful again, this time in the
assembly as in the executive office.
ii Improvement Suft-jreated for Throwlng
a Bright Light Into s Limited Space.
The ordinary lamp shades of ground or
tran since nt glass are exceedingly vcatteful
appliances, a large proportion of the rays
of light being absorbed by them and prac
tically extinguished. This is equally the
AN IAITKOVED LAill SHADE.
rase whether the lamp is used for general
Illumination of a room or for reading nnd
working, says Popular Science News,
which suggests the shade represented in
This shade is intended for throwing: a
bright light into a limited space stich as
upon a book or a piece of work. Itis-ccta-posed
of metel silvered on the ioskieaad
bent into snch carves that the light ns
diverging from the lamp flame are re
flected nearly vertically downward, ic
cordiDg to the law of conjugate foci. The
principle is somewhat similar to that of
the locomotive headlight, which rendi-xs
the diverging rays parallel and thro-ra
them forward upon the track. With a
lamp shade oonstracted on this prirjeirte
none of the light is wasted, . bat all is con
centrated upon the point where it U mcst
needed, much to the relief of the eyes and
Protecting Paddlers tram Furnace Beat,
A method adopted in Westphalia aad de
scribed in a foreign exchange for protect
ing the workmen at the puddling and heat
ing furnaces from the heat radiated fran
the interior and the casing plates con
sists of a rectangular iron screen, hanging
from an overhead rail, which can be mace
to cover the working side of the furnac,
or can be pushed aside when not required.
The lower end is bent .over into a gutter,
whjch has a slight fall in the direction c f
it length, and the upper end is proyjde 1
on the inside, that nearest the" Ivgct ,
with a pipe bored through with small
holes about three-qnarteof an inch apart,
wEch i in eoSUin with the serrioi
pipe supplying water for cooltSthe SileS
of the bed. When in use the inside of ih
plate is kept constantly wet 4rom tfap sup
ply pipe, the small jets trickling down to
the gutter at the bottom and runianc
away to the cooiing bosh at the side. A
notch at the bottom is left for the passage
of the rabble, and a short inclined plate is
provided for the cinder to run over; but
with these exceptions the whole surface is
screened by the water cooled plate. At the
time of balling up the water is shut off
and the scree: is run to one side, when the
Xurnac is accessibg theordtriarr way.
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A Ncir rood Plant.
The choco plait (Sechium edule) is being
grown in Santa Barbara county, CaL
This is a valuable fruit producing vine, ex
plains California Fruit Grower, the seeds
of which were procured from Samoa. Hot a
the tubers of the vine amd the squash like
fruits are eaten. The fruit is said to re
semble the chestnut in flavor, and will
under favorable conditions weigh some
three pounds. The tubers, which are
somewhat similar in flavor to the yam,
sometimes weigh as much as twenty
pounds. One of its peculiarities is the
sprouting of the seed in the blossom end
while the fruit still hangs upon the vine.
The plants under favorable conditions
fruit in about three months. They do not
aeem to be very particular as to soil or lo
cality. Just about what amount of cold
they will stand has not as yet been deter
mined. Writing on Metals.
To write inscriptions on metals, says the
Manufacturers' Gazette, take four ounces
of nitric acid and one ounce of muriatic
acid, mix and shake well together, and it
is ready for use. Then cover your metal
surface to be engraved with beeswax or
oap, write your inscription plainly in the
wax clear to the metal, then apply the
mixed acids with a feather or a stick of
wood, carefully filling each letter, let it re
main from live to ten minutes, according
to appearance desired, then throw on water,
which stops the etching process, and the
inscription is completed.
A Uemarkable Discovery.
The Trade and Mining Keview announces
that a remarkable discovery has been made
near Oonaiaska, Alaska, namely, coal trans
formed into coke solely by the forces of
nature. The locality ha3 been taken up by
a steamship company. So positively as
sured is the company of the extent of the
deposit that it has undertaken to supply
the local demand, in addition to furnish
ing during future seasons fuel riot only for
its own steamers but also for those, of the
A Curious Phenomenon.
A London journal describes a curious
phenomenon observed not loDg ago at
Folkestone. A ship laden with oil was sunk
In a collision, and the water was covered
with oil. This produced a strange effect
en the wild fowl, which are plentiful
there. Wild ducks, teal and other birds
were easily caught, as they seemed unable
to fly on account of their feathers being
saturated with oiL
. The Industrial Keview calls attention to
the wonderful depositof asbestos which has
wen found near Hamilton, in Bagit count y,
Wash., and has been uncovered for a dis
tance of seventy-five feet, and at the crop
ping is said to be eight feet in width. The
asbestos in of excellent quality, the fibers,
fine as silk, being in some instances as
much as eighteen inches in length.
Suggestions Worth Heeding.
By a new device pieces of metal may be
shaped with rapidity by being forced under
dies while rendered soft or plastic by an
1 Oil cans made .of copper or sine are best
for use about electrical apnaratas.
IT NX!LY BROKE OFF THE WtATCM. I
Yet Tom's Mother' Advice Was Good,
and Mrs. Tom la t23 Ahead.
Just before the charity ball last winter
a certain young South Sider was paying
such assiduous attention to a certain
North Side woman that Mrs. Grundy had
it they were engaged. The young wom
an, of course, knew better, but she did
not think matters had progressed to the
point where he was sure to ask her to go
to the ball. So she declined two invita
tions from other admirers. The invita
tion she wanted never came. Her par
ents were not society people, and she had
to stay at home. He didn't go either.
The next time he calhrd she was chilly.
The threatened storm blew over, how
ever, though nothing was said on either
side about the ball, and the other day
they were married. They did not take a
wedding trip, but went at once to their
modest little home. -
The next day the young husband great
ly surprised his bride by taking a scaled
envelope from his pocket and throwing
it in her lap. It was address?d to her.
"Open it, honey," said he, "it belongs
"Honey oi?ned it, and found twenty
five dollars and the following inmc
randuui: Ticket. c;,i
Flowers , vu
"Why, Tom,' said she, "what on earth
does this mean?"
"Perhaps you will remember that yon
dxtn't go to the charity ball last winter."
"Well, just as I was getting ready to
write you my mother came to me and
said: 'Tom, are you going to the charity
baH? 'Sure,' said L '1 6'pcwe yotfre go
ing to take that Jones girl? said she.
Sure,' said I. 'My son,' said she, 'don't
you do it. ItTl cost you twenty-five dol
lars ten for a ticket, ten for flowers and
five for a carriage., 'What of it? said L
'Are you going to marry her? said she.
Guess not,' 6aid I, lying of course.
'Then I wouldn't spend twenty-five dol
lars on her, said she. 'Well,' said I,
's'pose I am thinking of asking her to
have me? 'Then I certainly shouldn't
waste the twenty-five dollars,' said she.
I kind of thought things over and
you're Mrs. Smith and tr re's the twenty
five dollars. Get yourself something
pretty with it. Honey."
Of course she protested that she didn't
need any money yet, but it ended in her
taking the twenty-five dollars all right.
But some way or other "Honey"
doesn't seem quite as sweet on her
mother-in-law as she was, Chicago
A wordless tale of a bore, a busy man
and a button. Fliegende Blatter.
No Time to Lose.
Featherstone I was visiting Travers
the other night, and when the doorbell
rang I made a bet with him that it was
a boy from his tailor. You know how
often he has his trousers creased. What
do you think it was the tailor himself.
Ringway Ha, ha! Still, I should say
Featherstone Not at alL Travers
lidnt stop to collect the money. Cloth
:er and Furnisher.
An Lx pensive Item.
Spriggins (joyfully) Professor Atkin
ron, the great economist, has invented
sin oven which reduces the cost of 000k
i ng one-half. The heat is supplied by an
t rdinary kerosene lamp.
Wife (doubtfully I guess he hasn't
f gured up the cost of lamp chimneys.
I.'ew York Weekly.
Love Casts a Spell.
Minerva (just engaged I used to
t iink "Sordello" the finest poem in our
Language, but since I have known and
comprehended my dear Leander it 6eins
to me that his couplet,
la May when the oyster is not fit
Give me the clam in place of it,
is not at all bad, and is really fraught
with a cheerful philosophy which I deem
not nnpleasing. New York Herald.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
it v . 1
A Man's Bard Lock. v
A young man of brilliant social qualities
wentout to dine with some recently ac
quired friends one Sunday, and, proceeding
to make hisulf agreeable, this is bow he
got on: Taking a slice of bread, he re
marked as he broke it, "I dont know how
many times Billy has spoken to me in
praise- of his mother's bread, and I am more
than glad to be able to test it today this
is fine, Mrs. " "Well, the fact is, Mr.
, while I always mean to make my
own bread, I actually exhausted my sup
ply before I knffKit yesterday, and so this
was bought at the bakery." With some
confusion the social man expressed his re
gret that he hadn't the pleasure, and so
forth, and managed to keep his dignity
until thsast vestige of his sauce was dis
appearing aidjiis hostess offered to help
hijn to some more.
He Inquired cautiously, "Is this some ol
your make-Mrs. ." He wanted to get
under the toie when the lady replied with
evident reluctanoe that it was not. His re
marks orere rather forced after ti-.frs, and he
got oa only passably well until dessert, was
served, when his heart rose as he thought
he saw a chance to redeem himself. A de
licious lookingchariotte russe was brought
on. Hehnproved his opportunity by say
ing, "1 hav? bjfSa introduced to this same
dish be.fore, Mrs. -n" "Indeed," said
Shfi, not a litjlesurpriged. "
"YesTyou know motheTwas here yester
day, and she said you were making a char
lotte russe f which you gave her the
recipe. So you see this pudding and I have
met before. If it is half as nice as it looks,
Mrs. , it murt" VI am sorry to say
this is not the same one I was making yes
terday. We ate that one last night for tea
and this one I bought. It is folly as nice
as mine, though." The young TTiaT of so
cial brilliancy 'had faded and could not be
revived. Springfield Homestead.
Coriooa Facta About Deera' Horns.
Why and how Is the deer so peculiarly
nnl.ike any other of the bovine race the
horn dfHrring so materially from all the
horned cattle in its composition, growth,
muturity and decline f It presents all tho
phenomena of animal and vegetable
growth. It sprouts from the brain with
out any prolongation of the frontal bone.
It rises and breaks through the sinews and
takes root on the bone, growing the same
as a vegetable. It is nourished by and se
cretes albumen upon the surface, and dis
poses of the Cbrine the same as an animal
It is clothed with a skin and hairy coat
very different from that on the rest of the
body. This covering and hair possess a
property unknown in other animal bodies
that of being a stypic to stanch its own
blood when wounded. It carries marks of
the age on the buck by putting out an ex
tra branch each year, which shows an ad
ditional power each year to produce them;
and this power does not exist in the female;
so this difference is more distinctly marked
than in any other class of animals. Again,
the horn possesses properties unknown in
any other animal matter. It is entirely
inodorous, capable of resisting putrefaction
and almost impervious to the effects of the
And still, water at 300 degs. Fahrenheit
will dissolve these horns readily, even
though they are not soluble In alcohol and
resist the action of acids and alkalis. It is
the only vegito animal substance that we
know of that does not perpetuate itself by
The male and the female are sustained
by the same nutrition and elements, and
the male only produces horns. This phe
nomenon is quite as much of a curiosity as
the absence of the horn in.the buck after
shedding, St. Louis Republic
A Deferred Settlement.
Highwayman Your money or your life!
Mr. Slowpay Aw I'm sorry to say I'm
oct of funds just now; bat can't we com
promise? Suppose I give you a little thirty
day notei Puck.
TJ. S. Gov't Rroort, Aug. 17, 18S9.
W ft II
This Space is Reserved for the
- BOSTON SHOE STORE, -
No. 1623 Second Avenue,
Under Rock Island House.
Will be open in a few days.
OUTBtLIUi.higago j!s. ICiarkS
PHYSICIAH AKD SCECE08
l still Trsarnp :th the Gres'-tst
SKILL and SUCCESS
CMc, Ker v cas and Priva!3 Diseases.
WNERVOU3 DEEIL1TV, Lest Kan.
hood, Faiiir; Memory, Exhau-sting Drains,
Terrible Dreams. Head ar.d Bid Ache a-o i.4
theeffect5 !ead:r; 10 early decey and rerh.-,ps Con
renptionor Insasity, treated ioxucuiiytytiew
methods w-th never-faji-nff suAcs.
-SYPHILIS and all bad Elocd and Skin
Diseases permecer.tly cured.
-JT KIDNEY and URINARY corrrplair.ts.
Gleet, Oanorrhoea, Stricture, Varicocele and
all outages ci ths Ceaito-l'r.sury OrraM cured
prorr.ptrv without injury to Stolen, Kidneys i
cjher Oans. . - -
No experiments. Aee ar.d experience
important. Consultation free and sacred.
ttiTMi correspondence is tzcrt-i. rrivare
Fcriy Year' Fractice era: lef Ft Ciarj t ;r Guar
antee Cures in all C irsb.e C2 ' ? Eczema,
Scrofula. Vj-MIU. F!-.d(r and KHb-t Ii
ea. l.eurorrhua atld r'rtuale Tmni.h ."I.iTer
tomplalat. Catarrh, ail l!:ooi!. Uiu and er
No matter wno 'nas f?iied to cure yen. write
Dr. Clarke a fuil history cf vctir case. Kctits,
e to : , Sundays. 9 to 13. Call cn cr address
F. D. CLARKE, M.D.,
186 So. Clark St.. CHICACO. ILL.
We hare selected and are now exhibiting in our
Largest and Most Complete Stock cf
to be found under one roof
Over FOUR HUNDRED (400)
iitrw 1'utBoe, eabncln(r the Kiaevt Iatruii:eni
made by tbe
fartrrie. may be seen In tbi stork, while onr prices
are the lowest offered by any bouse in the business.
IT WII.I. PAY YOt" to visit Chicago at aa
early date and inspect our rtock.
If yoa are jot prepared to pay all cn.Kh now we
will make the terms aa easy as yeu can reafeofat-!y
Full information aa to tprriat bnrytiinM and ical
term furnished to correspondents. Address
31 on roe Sta.,
The Irurten anlr7 frm ocrpuleacT,
Hit YEN TEL or re
lieved by Uie ua ol
ifetfamlnM Belt md
by wtdcto a fine nrjort ia irjyisn to the abiomen. lara,
natty dmuniaLai its rise, tbep.-by unurovittf Um form
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SEELEY'S KARD-RUBBER TRUSSES
Will retain the moot dttncult f jnns of HtltM A mr
with ootnfnrt and safety, thereby cntnpletin a mdiral
rare of all caratfle cases. 1 miierTious to tneiBf wre,
ma? hm naed in balhimr: and fitttaist perfectly tm
lorm of body, are irn without inconvenience by
the roangaA child, mast delicate buiy, or the labor
uutmao. avoiding all war. vrsii, jiaiMrd un
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frTh Comet and Skillful Mechanical Treatment of
HERNIA OR RUPTURE A SPECIALTY.
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BQeasorement. mailed on application.
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tna M found era
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r treat), where asvar
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TO THE AFFLICTED!
Why partiefeestoquackswaentc vt
medical treatment can be had f. -r rea :
abieprics.f The lern enemies! r ...
pared irvm the precnpu Ir. .
tarns .a pnvsici&n i wona-wiie re; -e -VnilUfi
II CU sunennd from -tu i s
I UUNU InCIl and Nervous I : .
Loss of Memory. Despondeccr. uto..
Xrucneariy Indiscretions or other causes; a.'
UlTliil P.ICPn UFN wbo experience a weis"
niUULCULU mtil lnadvanceol thoiree,.- K J
ney and Bladder tronNes. etc. will end our M-m.il
of Treatment a Sale, Certain and Speedy Cl'K.
SEMINAL PASTILLES t Wrnal medicine .
no b& Kiwn special attiti nt tn -
ieaes furmsDT Tear. DreMrit
nal Pastilles whicb act lireciy ui z. i:
oiKfawa orpan,ana reire tic r
thtn Stomach Medicine, as the? .ir1 t
cuts need t-yUietrastnc juice and r-qr1 r.
ctanje ol dietorinteirupUonint'UMiK w.
HOME TREATMENT E :
Costing fnm l--.tJU eli.nl, used w :l
Williams pnrate practice. Give them a ir .i:.
JPCPIFIf" Un 01 fortheKldneysandBlail l.r'-t-'f
OrLbirib HO. CI recent caoes In one to f ur : o -
UTERINE EUTROPHIC VS&ZXl&l. 2 !
Call or write for Catalogue and luturuUi-to t.:
Conauluce other. Addre.
. thk peru chemical co.,
139 Wisconsin Street, Milwaukee, i
Or the Lljiaor Habll. Iiwllivrl 4 uiv.l
by auim In later! m Ir. Ilaiun'
It is manufactured as a powder.which can re f -i
in a glass of oeer. a cup of coflee or tf a. cr :
without the kuowledce of the patient. Itisa.-s :'
barmleu, and will effect a permanent a:. '. J-'.?- ;'
cure, wtether the patient is a moderate dr:r. -
..ugucwrec. ii nas reen given in i..". -
of caaea, and in every instance a pertect cv.re :. i- '
lowed It never Kail, The system ouce its ; r i
ed with the 8peeinc.it beootneaan utter imc. - :;
lor the liouor appetite to exiat.
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48 page book of particulars fje- To be tii s
Fcr sale by Marrhall A Fisher and T. II
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Bl? (i l aeinow '.rra
the leaiiine ren.e :v
Uonorrbira A t.'eet.
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i the roost marrelou. res of CoanJ3il
I tloo, Cancer. Brur Disease. Scrofu-a,
Ecsema, SvpnillaiHlienmarifrn i
arrh. Tumors. 8tuMtacli Troohie etc,
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