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THE ARGUS, "WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 153 1891.
Published Daily and Weekly at 154 Secoad At
enue. Rock Island, 111.
j. w. Potter.
Daily, 80c per month; Weekly, $9.00
All eommnnicattona of a critical or argnmenta
tlve character, political or reltatous. must nae
real same attached for publication Mo each arti
tlclea win be printed oer fictitious signatures -AnoBymons
communications not noticed.
Oorreepondence solicited from eery township
In Bock Island county.
Wrdnksday. December 23. 1891.
Kansas City Star: Five hundred men
employed in a Pittsburg iron industry
were compelled to submit to a cut in
their wages the day following the Ouio
election. This is not in accordance with
the promises of the McKinley bill, but
McRinley victories come high, and the
expense must be met in some way.
AnAugueU(Me ) man recently bought
a machine from a Boston firm, and soon
had occasion to send for a small spring
to replace one that became broken. The
spring came along, followed by a bill
two cents for the spring, two cents for
the postage, a total of four cents. It
cost the firm two cents for postage to
8end the bill, the Augusta man paid two
cents more in sending the money, and
then the Boston concern expended an
other two cents in stn ding a receipted
bill, so that all told, it costs six cents to
Jcdge Bi.odgett admitted to a Peoria
Transciipt reporter the other day that he
would probably reiire from the federal
circuit bent h at no distant date to ac
cepl the presidency of the Illinois Life
Insurance company, a big enterpri e that
has been in the minds of large capitalists
for sr metirre and which filed a d clara
tion in the auditor of state's office last
Way. Tbe jut'ge is TO years old and has
been on the ft deral bench for 22 years.
He has patstd the period which provides
for his being retired on a government
pension. Speaking of his rumored re
tirement Saturday Judge Bltggettsaid:
'The plans of the company are not yet
fully developed, but if the money is
raised acd tverjthine proves satisfactory
I shall retire frcm the bmch and accept
the prcsidei cy."
The Washirgton Post, in commectirg
upon the appointment of Elkins, says
that before he accepted it he called upon
Mr. Blaine, and the following under
standing was bad:
"What efftet," asked Mr. E kins in the
course of the taik, ' would my appoint
ment have upon your presidential chances
"Absolutely note," was Mr. Blaine's re
ply. "As I feel at present. I shall not
be a candidate for the nomination. If,
however, there should come to me an
overwhelming expression demanding that
I accept the nomination, I may tool con
strained to put aside my pen-oual feelings
and accept the nomination. In that
case Mr. Harrison will be for me, Mtid
there will be no impropriety in your be
ing my friend. On the other hand,
should Mr. Harrison bo the nominee, I
will not be in the race, and, therefore,
you will te his friend. I cannot tee bow
your acceptance or declination will
change the condition of things in the
slightest degree, and I wo jld advise you
to accept the appointment."
tpi Irs;- r for laarr.
Springer as chairman of the ways and
means committee will be satisfactory to
the tariff reformers. He is in tboroutrh
eccord with public sentiment Toledo
Mr. Springer, of Illinois, who will
probably spring into the chairmanship of
the ways and means committee, has a
s cd all presidential bee in the top of hia
hat. Just remember this. New York
Mr. Springer's elasticity and untiring
energy and activity the quality exactly
expressed ty his name would be toned
down by hard work on the ways and
means committee, Waterbury American.
Mr. Springer should be chairman of
the committee on appropriations with
permission to eive the worlrt's fair fl,
000,000 for every $25,000,000 he knochs
off the appropriations of the las', con
gress. Minneapolis Times.
If Mr. Springer becomes the leader of
the house, a blooming boutonniere will
be the democratic emblem. A flower in
his buttonhole is as inseparable from
Mr. Springer's lapel as it is from Otts.
Butler's. Boston Herald.
The many friends of Hon. William M.
Springer view with great satisfaction ad
pride his bright prospects for being made
chairman of the ways and means com
mittee and the recognized leader tn the
house. Petersburg (111 ) Democrat.
Springer would be a stfer man than
Mills to put on the head of the ways and
means committee in this exigency, but his
promotion over Mills' head just now
would furlber anger tne latter's followers
and produce something like a split in the
party. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Mr. Springer has some strong q'lalifica
tionsfortbe floor leadership. He has
had large experience in legislation, he is
a good parliamentarian and be has an
unfailing supply of good temper. Morei
over. Mr. Springer is in favor of paising
tariff bills dealing separately with import
ant articles, and he is speci dly aggres
sive in insisting upon the passage of a
bill putting raw wool on tbo free list and
reducing the duties on woolen goods.
This bill should be made the cbief tariff
work of the Bessioo, "Free wool and
cheaper clothing" should be one of tbe
battle cries of 1692 both in congress and
out of congress. Buffalo, N. Y. Courier.
"We know not whence the east wind
comes nor whither it goes." but we know
H biiog) terrible colds However, we
won't despond as long as Dr. Bull's
Cough Byrup is at the front.
THE OLD D0U, MILLINER
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15he sat in a great room near a large bay
window busily engaged in the occupation
of dressing a handsome wax doll whose
sn lie was lost in the roses of her cheeks.
When the old lady had trimmed the dress
anl made it set just as she thought it
should, she held the doll off at arm's length
anl looked It over critically. When aba
was quite well satisfied with it, she touched
a Ix 11, and a small jiirl entered with a box.
lute this box she put the doll carefully on
its l ack in Mich a war as not to muss or
run pie her beautiful pink dress. Then
Bhe put on the cover and fastened it iu
place with a stout bit of twine and wrote
on i :
"la Williams, Santa Barbara, Califor
nia, ' at the same time saying tn the girl,
"Put that iu the southern California
Tl e girl disappeared with the doll under
her arm, ai.J no sooner was she out of
fUKhcthau another girl popped in at the
oppc site end o! the room mid handed the
old lady another doll.
'"1 his," she saiil, as "she loi.'.ed It over,
"is a doil for a poor child. It is made of
com non china that is, the head aud bust
are, uid the rest of her is linen and saw
dust But it will probably make the poor
girluiteas happy as the handsome wax
doil will the daughter of the rich man."
Then she dressed the doll in calico and a
gingUam hood, and when she was finished
and put in a box, which was addressed
Kmi'.y Lum, Watsessiug, N. J., in popped
anot ler girl, who as quickly disappeared
with the instructions to put it iu the New
Jers y bin.
Tin old lai'y was always in excellent
spiri's, and appeared to take as niuoli
genuine delight in making presents for I he
poor and rich alike as many K-rsons find in
bestowing gifts entirvly upon the wealthy,
and when she had dispatched the lit tie girl
with the doll to be put iu the New Jersey
bin s le called for her Ixioks, and when they
were brought she adjusted her glasses and
"We have got to hurry as much as pos
sible ir we shall negiect some of our little
friends. Russia has not U'en touched yet
and t ie state of New York is in the same
condition, with the exception of Callicoon
and Painted I'ost. I am very sorry we are
so far Ix-hind, and the summer almost
gone -oo. Come, come, don't stand around
looking at each other, but hurry, burrv,
As t lie two little girls were moving away,
she cc titiiiued:
"Di lis, dolls, dolls, hurry, hurry, hurry!
Bring up ninety-nine cheap dolls and one
expensive one, as there is but one weall hy
girl to ninety nine poor ones."
An: oiT popM'd the little girls in great
haste, and no sooner were they gone than
back they came skipping with a clothes
baske. brimful of dolls la-t ween them. The
old lady smiled pleasantly when the bas
ketful of dolls was deposited at her feet,
and 1( st no t ime in commencing the opera
tion o' adjust ing t lie dresses, of which she
had a 'reai variety in every bureau drawer.
"OO YOU KNOW SANTA CI. .M S?"
There was somet hing miraculously swift
in tiie manner in which the old lady
dressed the dolls. She seemed as though
under i spell of enchantment, for she sang
songs j.nd kept time with her needle, that
dashed in the. light ns she plied it to and
fro. V.'hen she lind finished about the
fiftieth doll in the basket, she exclaimed:
"It is now August and 1 am so far iu
arreurs with this work that I cannot
take the time to go to dinner. There
fore, bring me n cup of strong green
tea." One of the plumpest of the little
girls brought the tea na requested, and
when i he oid lady had enjoyed a sip or
two of t she was enabled to work faster
than e.-er. Finally she dressed the last
one In the basket, and when they were all
boxed and addressed, some one rang the
"Say I am Dot uble to Bee any one today."
The little girl backed out of the room, and
then the old lady smiled a pleasant smile,
while working away with renewed energy.
Even v. hen she came to a Japanese doll,
which he did occasionally, she dressed it
with ah much skill as a Jap could have
done. She never paused tn her work upon
the day when she reflected that it was late
in August, with Russia untouched and
New Ytrk in the same condition, with the
exceptii n of the towns of Callicoon and
Painted Post, until an expressman called
with a ltrge load of dry goods to be con
verted iuto dolls' dresses.
Then i.he paused long enough to examine
the goot s contained in the package, and
she sin led as only a woman can smile
while e;:amining silks and satins, or even
"Of course I am the leader of the fash
ions in dolls' clothing," she soliloquized
with groat pride, "and I must keep the
dolls iu such charming gowns that they
will command the admiration of all lovers
of dress from Paris, France, to Paris, Ky.
1 never f. row tired of dressing dolls, mid 1
often fel thankful that 1 have nothing
else to do aud that nothing can interfere
with its irogress."
Just tl en it began to ruin.
"Susie " shouted the old lady, "run and
look nt all the stalls, and see that none of
tbe dolls get their hatB ordressea wet. Run
"They are all covered with oil silk!" re
plied the little girl.
"Are y in sure t hat. Spain and Wisconsin,
next the door, are protected t"
The Utile girl replied in the affirmative
"Then it roe .-.rot ber ;nt of t'.-i I am way
behind now, and August is almost over.'
with KuBsia untouched ana New York In'
the same condition, with the exception of
Callicoon and Painted Post. Come, harry1
with the pot of green tea, for I must catch'
up If 1 have to work all night!"
Often she will arise at 4 in the morning
and go at her work and keep it up some
times until after midnight. One day a
little waif came to ask for something to
eat, and when she saw the old lady all-easing
the dolls she uttered an exclamation
of joy. "I have often seen them in shop
windows, but I never had one in my hands
before," said the little waif. And when
the old lady gave her a doll all ber btrnger
left her, she was sn happy. Aud then she
spoke of the great number lying.around.
"I do nothing but dress dolls all day,"
said the old lady pleasantly.
"You must have n very large family,"
remarked the girl innocently.
"In one sense 1 have," said tbe old lady,
"aud I am working day and night for its
little members. You know sometimes on
Christmas Santa Clans never calls at some
"He never called at mine yet," mur
mured the waif.
"Well," explained the old lady, working
harder than ever, and surprising t he child
with the swiftness of her fingers, "when
Sant Clans doesn't call at every house it
is because he hasn't enough togoaround."
"Is that tho reason?" asked the waif.
"That is the reason," replied the old
lady, "and I am doing my best to see
that Santa Clans has dolls enough to go
"Do you know Santa Clans?" asked the
child in wonder.
"Know him?" responded the eld Un
pleasantly. "Why, I am Mrs. Santa Claus.
and when the little girls are romping the
green fields in summer I am dressing t'.ie
dolls that Senta Claus distributes among
them on Christmas eve."
K. K. Ml'XKlTTRICK.
Head of Firm You bad better give tne
office boy a couple of dollars, Mr. Pen
wiper, for Christ mas.
Mr. Penwiper (the liookkeeperl I think
we had lietter make it u New Year's gift,
sir. I have just sent him out with a tele
gram, and 1 ilon t think lie will get back
by Christ mas.
A handsome complexion is one of the
greatest charms a woman can possass
Piizzoni's Complexion powder gives it.
-ALL KINDS OP
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furnishing al. kinds
of Stores with Castings at S cents
A MACHINE SE0P
has been added where all kinds of machine
work will he done first -class.
NINTH ST. ANT) 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS.. Prepte.
j fciiflnnhrtfntitiMHMim'MiSF! . -. t .
I f 1 E. O. FWAIER. ! '
Jolin Volk & Co.,
Sash DoorB Bunds, Siding. Flooring.
and all kinds of wood work for bnilders.
Btithteenth St., bet. Third and Fourth avet,
Leave Your Orders for
Corner Eleventh street nd Tenth avenae.
Telephone Ko. 18M. .
H. F. LAMP Manager.
Is headquarters for Holiday Goods in the way
SHOES AND SLIPPERS.
Ladies evening slippers. The new "Philadelphia
toe on sale.
Try a pair of E.
P. Reed & Co.s
fine shoes and
: SliirtFact o r y :
We are now prepared to take
your measure and make -your
Prices s Low ss thi- Lowest.
All kinds, of Repairing done,
AlfO agfntfor Rockford Clothiiifi Conipsny.
Fine custom-made pants from to $10.
1609 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
Over Looslej's CrockerT store.
AGENCY FOR THE
JfirniOll steam, ht::
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Gitiee and Shop -219 Eighteenth Street. Telephone H
CllAS. W. YEREt RY, Manacor.
Rock Island. EL
INCORPORATED TTNOKR THB 6TAT3 LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROOK ISLAND, ILL.,
Oprn daily from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Satnrday ev-'niefs from
Five percent interest paid on Deposits. Monev leaned on
lateral, or Real Estate Security
1. P. REYNOLDS. Free. ? C. DKXKMAN'N, Vice-Pres J. .
P. L, Mitchell. R P. Reyno'.ds, F. C. Denkniann. Jobr. Otitis-!-!;, i
Phil Mitch. 11, L. Simon, E. W. Hnrst. J. M. B.ford.
Jacksou & Ucbst, Solicitors.
I rr Bcpan tiushuss Jnlj 8. 1S'.0, ai d occupy il e r utheasi cen t r f J! :
;cpv 11 e r uthea
Have just returned from the erst
where they have purchased a "line of
of ail the latest st'jk'S. and invite
the public to call and txtmine
We have a full line of Boston Rubbers.
307 TWENTIETH ST.
For aale by all first-class Grocery dealers.
Or tbv Liquor Habit. fMili-l.r Cured
by awUatnlktorint; li&iut-a' .
It is manufactured as powder, whtcb can beclven
in s alaaa of beer. e. eup of ooflee or tea, or in loco,
wit bout tbe knowledge of tbe patient. It uabeclutelr
harmless, and will effect a permanent and apeedy
eure. whether the patient ta a moderate drinker or
an aloohollj wreck.. It has been given tn thonaanda
pr oasea, at. J in every tnetanoe a perfect oure hialol
lowed. It Merer Palla. Tbe ayatem onoe im preen at
ed with the Bpeclflo.it beoomea an utter impossibility
for tbe Uauor appetite to ex let.
SOLUfEX aPWil H CO., Stole Proprietor,
a pace book of Tarueufcira ttja. To be had o
For aale by Marshall Fisher and T. H. Thom
Telephone 1098. . 231 Twentieth street.
B. F. THOMAS & CO..
Elm Street Meat Market-
All kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats alwaj'3 on liunl. Game
Fish and Oysters In the season.
Reynolds' Block. Mouse Avk., FOOT OF ELM ST.
Billiard Parlor - Sample Room
No. 117 Eighteenth Street.
JAMES T. C'CX)NNOR, Proprietors. TYM. H. CATTQN
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction tiarai 'c'1-
, ,.,o it. a ROCK ISLAND
C. J. W. SCHKEINEB,
Contractor and Builder,
1181 and 11SJ Fonrth avenue. Kcsid,r,ce 1119 Fourth 8t,.
Plans and specifications furnished on all rlassos of work : also seoni rf W
61iding Blinds, aomething new, stylish and dtran.e. ,u.
Opera House &&Xoon
GEORGE SCH1FEB, Fropneior.
101 Second Arenne. Comer of flixtaeiith Stree - Opposite ..-Hand
The choicest Wines, Liquors. Beer anauuran. '"-;t50i!
ZreeLwchBeeryDa, - - Sandwacne. fue.