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THE AltGUS, THURSDAY, DKCE.MIiKK 17
THE A KG US.
Pablished Duly and Weekly at 1624 Second Av
enue, Rock Ifland, 111.
I. W. POTTER.
tali-Daily. 60c per month; Weekly, fS.OO
All commanleatlona of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religions, must bave
real name attached for publication No inch arti
tlclee will be printed over lictitiona eitrnatnree
ABonynone commnnieatioDenot noticed.
Oorrenfondence solicited from every township
In Bock Island county.
Thursday. Decembeb 17, 1891.
St. Louis Globe Democrat: We are
told by tbe State Temperance Alliance of
Iowa that "prohibition baa been a source
of strength to the republican party," but it
is difficult to recoccile such a view with
the cold and practical fact that a demo
cratic governor has been twice elected.
Attorney General Miller has de
termined to test tbe right of railways to
issue free passes. The question to be
decided is whether the issue of such
passes is a violation of the interstate
commerce law. lie will ehortly bring
suit against one of tbe New England
railroads known to have issued passes.
probably the Boston and Maineroad. Tbe
government is eager to obtain a jud c al
constructioaof the act upon this point!
A "curious coincidence"' is noted in
the names livtn by three story-tellers to
characters in three stories just published
in as manv periodicals Laving no coc
nection with each other. In Harper's.
Scribner's aid the Century magizines
Noviiisls Harris, Allen and Ilibbard
have each introduced a ptrsonafce named
Spurlock. It is an uncommon name,
and that it should have been chosen by
three writers for stories which appeared
in print almost simultaneously is a very
The Kee KaU'M.
St. Louts Republic.
As the number of representatives on the
floor of tbe bouse has increased, their
legislative power has decreased; and tbe
house has become less and less a delib
erative body until, under the dictatorship
of Mr. Reed, of Maine, it cessed to be so
altogether, acd legislation was carried oo.
not by the representatives of the people
on the floor, but by the speaker, with the
assistance of the accomplices appointed
by him on committees.
The reform of this abuse is tbe first and
most urgent work before tbe democratic
bouse. No speaker, however able and
impartial, is to be trusted with such pow
er. The constitution does Lot wholly re
ject the principle of oligarchy, but it
leaves the senate to represent it. Tbe
house stands for the democratic principle
under which the people are free to ire
claim their will. Where the oligarchic
check is needed tbe senate can be relied
on to furnish it. Tbe legislation of the
house ought to be tbe wcrk of the floor,
and not ot the chair and its committees. It
is the intention of tbe constitution that tbe
voice of the people should be fully and
freely heard on tbe fluor. and that what
ever action the house takes or refuses to
take should depend wholly on the major
ity of tbe representatives on the floor
and voting. The chair and all commit
tees appointed by it are of rignt tbe aer
rants, not the masters, of the bouse.
In the rev'sion of tbe rules every ves
tige of oligarchic and autocratic despot
itm should oe stricken out aid the fui
lest latitude should be given tbe house
for working as a deliberative body di
rectly representing the people.
Mtreet Railway Sttaiivttr.
The following statistics were given by
Henry M. Watson in his presidential ad
dress at 1 he recent Pittsburg meeting of
the American Street Railway association.
The figures have been compiled from re
turns made by street railway companies
in the United Slates to tbe middle of Sep
tember, and are believed to be as reliable
as it is possible to make tbem:
Number of mi?es operated by animal rower. r.4i'J
Number of mile operated by ele.tricitv 3 iH
Number of miles operated by utenm moto.-e.
Number of ml ea op rated by ruble titij
Total nn m her of cars employed in street rail
way traffic SW.M7
Number of cr- operated by ai imal power.. 2."i.4
Number of cars operated by electricity ti.7!
Ntinibeaor caroerated by entile 3.31,
Number c f can oMrated by i:e iiu motor.. . 1 .144
Tlie number of hi. rsee employed 8.1l I
The nnmberof mules employtcl 12.iri
Tbe number of steam moior 30
Number of companies operating Htreet rail
way lin s .. 1.0X3
N iiinlttr of compuuies operating by animal
umber of companies operating tyclectri-
cty is 412
Number of cotnpmien oieratirc by cable.... M
Number of coinpunies building new lines
Sioce November, IS 90, the number of
horses employed on s'reet railway lines
has fallen from 116,795 to 88.114; that is
28.681 in one year. According to tbe
official figures for the month of October,
1881, Philadelphia leads with 510 miles
of MDgle track, and after the Quaker city
comes Chicago with 453 miles. New York
with 289 miles. Brooklyn 2S"t Bos'on
283, St. Louis 275, Baltimore 207, 8 m
Francisco 2U5.Uleveland 192, Cincinnati
180, Pittshure ICS. Kansas City Hl.New
Orleans, 139. Louisville 131, Buffalo 110,
Minneapolis 101, Los Angeles 9, De
troit 94, Birmingham. Ala., 92 St Paul
90. Washiui!toj, 85. Tbe official figures
of tbe census, just completed, show, show
that in December, 18H9, 476 cities and
towns possessed rai id transit facilities,
and it is now difficult to find any town if
5 (HK) inhabitants without one or more
I bave been a great sufferer from dry
catarrh for many years, and I tried many
remedies, but none did me so much ben
efit ss E'y's Cream Balm. It comp'etelv
cured me. M.J. Laliy, 39 Woodward
Ave., BoBton Highlands. Vnrs
I think Ely's Cream Btlm is the best
remedy for catarrh I ever saw. I never
took anything that relieved me an quick
ly, and I have not felt so well in a long
time. I used to be troubled with severe
headaches two or three times a week.
J A. Alcorn, Ag't U. P. R. R Co.. Eaton.
We desire to say to our citizens, that
For years we have been selling Dr. King's
Sew Discovery for Consumption, Dr.
Sing's New Lite Pills, Bucklen's Arnica
; jalve and Electric Bitters, and have never
handled remedies that sell at well, or that
have given such universal satisfaction.
We do not hesitate to guarantee them
e-very time, and we stand ready to refund
the purchase price, if satisfactory results
tlo not follow their use. These remedies
have won their great popularity purely on
their merits. Hans & Babnsen, dtug
A Ktlhcn Friends.
A friend in need is a friend indeed, and
riot less than one million people have
just such a friend in Dr. Kings New
Discovery for consumption, coughs, and
colds If you have never used this ere at
cough medicine, one trial will convince
jou that it has wonderful curative pow
era in all diseases of throat, chest and
lines. Each bottle is guaranteed to do
all that is claimed or money will be re
finded. Trial bottles free at Hart z &
E abnsen's drug store. Large bottles 50c
and SI. 00 .
BUCKLEN'S ARNICA SAIiTB.
The best salve in the world for cats.
Demises, sores, ulcere, salt rheum, fever
acres, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains
corns and all skin eruptions, and i. Da
tively cures piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price $5 cents per
bf x. For sale bv Hartz & Bahnsen.
Tor Ovar Fifty Tears
Mrs. Winslows Soothing Syrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
th-nr children while teething. If (lis
burbed at night and troken of your res
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pa n of cuttiog teeth send at once and get
a Jtottle of "Mr. Winslow's Soothing
Syrup for children teething. It will re
lieve the poor little sufferer immediately
Depend upon it, mothers, there is no mis
tale about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates the stomach and bowels, cures wind
col e, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tioi and gives tone and energy to tbe
whale system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Sytup" for children teething is pleasant
to the taste and is tbe prescription of one
of tbe oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in tbe United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout tbe world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soot hit g Sjiup
To Barrens ana Sebitaud Ben.
If you will send me your address we
will mail you our illustrated pamphlet
exp awing all about Dr. Dye's celebrated
elec.ro 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, we wilt send you a belt and
appliances on trial.
Voltaic Belt Co.. Marshall. Mich.
Tha Eiffal Tower or loiiet Articles.
311.574 bottles B ush of Roses sold in
1890. You know I could not have sold
so much if Blush of Roses was not as
repn sented, sure cure for pimple s,
freclles and blockheads. In 1892 I pre
dict it will he sold by every druggist, and
used by ever ladv and gentleman in the
Uniti d States. T. H. Thomas will suoi
ply you at 75 cents per bottle.
In the pursuit of tne gooa things of
this 'vorld we anticipate too much; we
eat o it tbe heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
stomtch, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for ague and
malarial diseases. Price, 50 cents, of
I'hriMraa asd Xevr Year llolidny
For the holidays the C . M. & St. P..
will tell excursion tickets within a dis
tance of 200 miles for one ardathird
fare fr-r the round trip. Tickets will be
sold Dec, 24, 25 and 31; also Jan. 1,
good lor continuous passHce eood o re
turn tp to and including Jan. 4 1892
E. D. W. Holmes. Agent.
The soft s;low of the tea roce i" ac
uired !y ladies who use Pozzoii's Cim
The Rock Island
Is the best medium through
which to reach the country. trade.
Advertisers should have their
annot ncements ready by Thurs
day morning to insure insertion
in the current week's issue.
TO BlilCE STOCK.
A chance you can't afford to
miss "Wh are offering un
precedented values in
Including all of our magnificent
' - assortments of choice Hats
aril Bonnets at very
low pi ices.
MISS KATE BYRNES.
1709 Second avenue.
A Delicious and. Healthful Confection!
THE PUREST AND BEST CUM
van OFFl'RIO TO THI PUBLICI
ITS MEDICINAL PROPERTIES ARE (NVAlDABltl
SOSE THROAT, COUGHS AND C0L23.
AND IS HIGHLY BENtFICHl TO DYSPCPTICS.
It whiten the teeth and iwprtem the breath, im
parts a pleasant taste to the mouth, and an agree
able feeling to the stomach.
lior's I'hov-To Gum is the best, try it once, and
yoa will use no other afterwards. If any dealer
you ak for it. has not Kt it. t.ike nn other, but e,o
somewhere else. Yon will find all progressive
dealers have it. that is the class of dealers to p.tt
ronize always tor anything you want.
CHEW BORC'S CHOC-TO CUM,
69 A 61 S. CANAL ST., CHICAGO, ILL
HARTZ & BAHNSEN,
Wholeml Agtr-ta for R ck Itlai d
STATE SAVINGS BANK.
MOL1NE, - ILLS.
Office Corner Fifteenth street and Third Ave,
8nc cet ds the Moltne Saying Bank. Organized 186H
5 PER" CENT. IITEREST PAID OK DEPOSiTS.
Organized under State Law,
Open from 9 a. m. to S p. m., and Wednesday ana
Sat hp ay nik'titf from 7 to 8.
PortkkHkinskb, - - President
H. A. Aimsworth, - - Vlce-PreMdent
C. Blil. ... Cahier
Porter Skinner, S. W. Wheelock,
.A Ro-e. H. A. Alnt worth.
0. 11. Edwards, W. H. Adams.
Andrew Fnberg, C. F. llemenway.
I g. o. 'fwazciv. I
; WHMCTUCOaL. UA j
Jolin Volk Sc Co.,
Sasb Doors Blinds, Siding, Flooring.
and all kinds of wood work for builders.
Etehteenth Su. bet. Third and Fourth aves.
TO THE flFFLIGTED !
g0&n m'Hliciit treptmruectin be hod ftrreamin
MprM-eiui The iVrufheuHcaJCi.. pre
i pHrcU lnm the prtrriptKn! of Ir. Will
swmm mem m,'
Irijut'af !y tnfliNcrPuoriHor ottr cauN9; alo
UHini P.JlFa) who lrK-m a wenknr.
miOULfftUUP ItiLll Inadvaiifi-ol thelrypnrw.Kic!
noynnd HlnrldiT tnmhlo, etc, wtil ilml uur MctUitc
1 Trontnient a Safe, 1'trtnln and ?potvly ri'KK.
rtltL'll CACTI! I KxrrifnorpiMrc3!hatin
iLIVJnAL r AO I ILLCO. UTnal mfMu:inp mUmt bt.i;
nMi-tirMht'' MveniInioit.v 1r.Will)nni
'whohaarK nvml att4inlin tu lbre
titf:w (nrm.tny years. pji-s-tH s rr.i
rni f'nsiiiM which art dlrvrttv tifwn the
i nun N'inini'h Minhrin- s, ai they ar:1 nn
cliHTtvouf dn t4trlnLrrupt!oDiiibusinRs.H
etp.nnr fri-lij to l!vm. usd wrttl. tin
wii.inm jtiv:iI- .r:n nf". Cut tl.e:u n :n il.
f'FP.!F!P N-1 CI fHrtl.e Khlnfj-xano nia.1.l.-rcnr,
wl i-Ull 1U i,U.01 riTil . :.-..sin one to X..ur diiva
fjlDliNE E'JTRrPHIC VZTX"-
t rill or write forcatitl-wueaud Inlurtuaujtj ttefc
"oiiMiliiiie - hers. Aitlr-
ThE PERU MEKJICAI. CO.,
IS2 wisroksm smtr. Milwaukee, wi
Ask votir I)nipirit for a
bottle of Jtic U. Theonly
non-txriwntniM remedv fr all
tbe unnatural diwbanres and
private d incaMs of men a nd the
debilitating weakness peculiar
to women. Jt cam in a fevr
days without tbe aid or
puunrity ot a doctor.
ine t tniTrtxil Amrrican Owre.
Aianuiac-tared by I
The Evans Cbemical Co.'
U S. A.
ran m ch 'itLyT
ot, nrr tii i;ft:n.;Ur np.ttt.t- t i lug tli,
nn. rnniliRntik f!rrnU l Htrtr.-rli v -!,rr-;ch fill V'hAB
'Ail lS. T: .t ir:n r h . ni I! i it Tt: .! i fi:H'iU vc rrf.':rii
mmvi m.wpwit " Bllli HI.. f uum i'l.
it 'rl tj hrr woaths. 3rJ-i nmMtlt rYw.
at CUt r.r trmiK!. ncayouc
l URIkAR? TsOlibUS in tUUfiR.
MID!HF-(U& uii Old Win. KB
fT'Ut'U iirilAaTlnM titl ilt';B
wliV tl-iw rrltve th wurit cmm im M bour.
dn4 :rminntivetireit Id twitlari. Ifrdan
a trti It rvtbra -tii.l f.r M-i.utr free.
9olcmts fottH O H 8l& T
Is headquarters for Holidav HnnHc u
J J 111 le way 0(
SHO ES AND SLIPPERS.
Ladies evening slippers. The new "Phila
toe on sale.
Try a pair of E.
P. Reed & Co.s
fine shoes and
: Shirt Factory:
"We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
Price Low a the Lowest.
All kiudfr ot Repaiung done,
A1m agent for Hoc kford Cothinc Company.
Fine cntom nade panta from $3 to $10.
FRANK ATT W ATE R ,
ltiP9 Second Avenue, Bock Inland.
Over Looflej's Crotkerv etore.
THE MOLINE WAGON,
m-a -M v mm
rne Mine wap Co.,-
llnnnf.iifiinrim 'nirtur O nn tut n i aTT rn nTnTTrn nr i nnv
A.fnll and complete 'ine ef riatfotm and other Pprire Vtscvr, ctr-f!l nayre t'Jt
WeMtern trade, tt foperior oikirirMp nod finii-h. i lu-.tr: ti 1 r - I. : :ntz
application. See the MOl.INK WAGC N btfre punl.s-.nL-.
Have just returned from the erst
whtre bey have purchased a iine of
f f all tlie latest stales, and invite
tlie jiuWir to call at.d iximine
We hive a full lice of Ronton Rubbers.
307 TWENTIETH S.T.
y m z$
Tor gale by all Bm-clane Grocery dealers.
4r lln Llqaor Habit. 1'on.ittvvi.v ure4
.raunnwrriM lr. Kl&ine
It la m.nufixjtured u powarr. which oan be Etvea
an aJcubulix wraolc
Uod.nl. drink.y m
It aaa baen friven to tiiousanda
i mPi,iuj in everjr iaatano a Deflect cur. h.. iru
lwjii. AlJ'IIlr.i "l!1' y tm onoe imprrn.t
.i , "Paetnu.it become an attar imnnnlnlitj
for tba Uouor aopetue la tiimu
VOIJWEBI SPU Itit CO., Kolr Rrarrlrtora.
m ! book of pariiou -u i j. To be had off
For aale by Marshall Fiaher and T. H. Thorn
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on chort notice and eatiefaction cujrai.tf.i:.
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth Avenue. ROCK 1SLA5S.
C. J. W. SCHREINE3,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 and 1123 Fonrth avenue. KefUlence 1119 Fourth av-n;i'.
Planrd epcciEcat'.on fnmisbed on all cl!e of work: a'fo nci t rf v:':',c r IV.. i' '
Sliding Blinds, onulhing new, stjlith and di -;rah'.e.
ROt'K l-'.M -
J. Ma CHRISTY,
KA5tlifACTUF.EB f VXiX
A'k Yor.r rv r f..r Tlx
ie ChrMY "t'-k-THi at .
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GEORGE SCIIAFER, Proprietor.
1601 Second Avenne. Corner of Bixteecth Stree - Oppoi;o Hrper Tbe'K-
- - l LJ 1
L : xiar: I r . I in n.iir-ji i i i iu
I MM rnn npci vw nor I n nre hmpt i .iviti a rruiu w.-
w kiivivuoi t inudi a.iuuwiwi kv..
. . . i,k.inSSll'V"l!"
e'ree Lnoeh Kverr TtaT
SanrtMncne. rnjnl'e"! nn
avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.
FOR;CATALOGCB8 ADDRESS rt Tj
J. C. DUNCAIn, u-
B. F. DeGEAR,
Office and Shop Corner SeTenteenth St. . j
&nd Seventh Avenue.
WA1! kinds of carpenter work a apeclalty. F!ti and eetlmates for
furnished on application.
Proprietor of thelBradj Street
.... . ww, u..fanl1 nn hfl&di
A il sriTlrl AT I DI P IDWCfB CW1M""J . .a
One block north of Central Park, tke larfest n la. Blm"