Newspaper Page Text
THE ARGUB, MONDAY, FEBRUAiiY 1,
r- and results wncn
fl' .--' is taken; it is pleasant
y,i.:i t the a.te, and acts
, t t r i.:"t'y on the Kidneys,
.,,1 '; ' Vc!:-, clonuses tbe Bys
...ur!!?, c'.ispfla colds, bead
.1 kV'" and cures habitual
;,,n. s-vrnp of Figs ie the
fctpniv 01 us kiuu evur pro-
,!.-,.:!;:' to the tasta and ac
t !!,.- FtrMiiat'li, prompt ki
r) tnilr beneficial in its
r'l onlv from tb.3 most
nuiTeallo substances, its
t.v'.lmt finalities commend it
ami have made it the most
- ivTiK"ly known.
n of Fks 'a for sale in 50c
A' bottles by all leading drug-
Any reliar.ie uruggist who
t have it on hand will pro-
t promptly for any one -who
to try it. do not accept any
WORNM FIG SYRUP CO.
bA 'HANOISCO. CAL.
BEARING FALSE WITNESS.
The Sintb. of Mr Men-ell's Com-
PAII.Y AK;'"s delivered at your door
j tr.-niiu: for K'.Jc per week.
,'ED Hoarders :it 806 Nineteenth street.
7ED A few "nod eulesmen to take orders
i fill mie of fruit ana ornamental trees.
lr .il!. ro.e, shruhs, etc. No experience
hYIeretire required. UUUO PAY.
ill. F FKKKMAN 4 CO., Rocuibter,
;'l i.ESEHAL, STATE AGENT to
(leii'lo, -urtem in some principal city, as
r !'ivc control of our business and ap
a: ATI 1 -ih-:ients in every citr In thi
...I- !'i tin wr- demand, and lay a not
' to li per rem. THE UNION COM
TM !:oii!wy. New York.
T. B. KKIDY.
in vmI maiUL'e property on commis'
rui 1 ottporf imitie for hive-tor. Some
.i:n for pirties di'iring comfortable
: r i-.it; ilile price and Ions lime to suit
Fire Insurance a Specialty.
Second Avenue, over
Honpe's Tailor Shop.
iscribe for Stock
ii tlit Second series of the
me Building and Loan Asso
tiun, of Kock Island.
i safr-r and better investment
in Government Bonds, be
ti the loans are made onlv
fn established values and it
fcs more than three times as
" n.rerest besides the
nut invested and thft -profits
withdrawn at any time.
loaned at lowest rates.
A. DONALDSON, Secretary.
' !- !'ei :i. 4. r and 6 Masonic Temple,
lit -man liuntenbiich. deceased.
( in " "avmK been appointed execn
. 'V',"' :m1 testament of llermun
i , deceased, hereby jrives notice
I l.ui '; s"P''ar before the conntv conrt .of
I J,'.,,. co'ln,y. t the office of the clerk of
r t.'l!;'"1 c'trof Kock Island, at the
Jtrn ,he flr,t MondaylnApril ,.
I -, a!iP''rsons bivine claims against
: - '. , r' '""'"ied and requested to attend
-.a. irVl"'" ?' lmvinZ the same adjusted. AU
'in, i "'d '"idetate are requested to
ft , . . i ,f Dym"nt to the nnderslmed.
riEr; 1 ',?y of Jannary, A. I). IBM.
The UlMrourne at the Flrnt 31. K.
Charm l.at Kven ins Talk
by o. H. crrel.
w t'kers evervwhera for SUE HP'S '
in i t' ii -pi tne vviikl.Ii '; )ironticea
!u. Ml j'.'O.iion; tremeiuiousscccess; Mr.
ir-t.i: . Dexter. Inil, enured $.' in 4
11 i.rv fi-hiT, I'ltiinflel J, !(., $I8T
r: Mi.- II. II Htirn.i, tiuriield. Penn ,
ih r y r.i'initi". The crea'est book on
Minm-'iti i lu-trited circulars and terms
i"ks oi, cruiii. KreiL'ht piid. Beautiful
J1. AiMre-is. lilobe Bible Publishing
t'nirti: s-reet, Phil nielpliia. Pa.
JO. a. I.OOSLKY,
"i'l's, China and Table Cutler?
A congregation that pat ked the audi- j
!orinm of the Firtt Metholist church and
overflowed into the Sunday school rooms,
entbered last evening to listen to the
Ninth Comraacdinent as i resented by the
pastor, Kev. F. W. Merre'l.
After a preliminary song service in
which the large audience participated
heartily, a beautiful descriptive song was
rendered by O. H. Creel vhohad just re
turned from an evangelistic engagement
with Mr. Bliss who laboied in this city
last winter. At ths c ose of the sar
vic Mr. Creel gave a brief description of
the revival in Ashland, Vis., in which it
was estimated that some ( CO persons were
converted. These remarl s were prefaced
and followed by some of Mr. Creel's beau
The pastor spoke from Exodus 20:16:
"Thou shalt not bear false witness apainst thv
The Ninth Commandment is directed
against two sins. 1. Sin against a neigh
bor. 2. Sin against the truth.
The value of a good teputation is ex
pressed by Solomon in these words, "a
god name is better than precious ointment.-
It is to be preferred to all the
wealth and honor of this world. It is a
sacred possession. Witi most profes
sional men, it is worth more than a long
bank account. To a minister of the
gospel it ia the prime essential, it gives
character and force t bin words. It is
to be guarded with the most sedulous
care. The man who would injure the
good name of a neighbor t hould be classed
lower than the thief. Shakespeare puts
"Who steals my purse, steals trash: 'tissame-
'Twas mine, 'tis bis, and Las been Blave to
Bat he that filches from me n-.y pood name, robs
me of that which not eur ches him.
And makes me poor Indeed.''
Or as Gearge Eliottpms it, "there are
robberies that leave a man r woman
forever beggared of peace and joy."
In speaking of thegoid name of a
neighbor, it is possible to commit crimes
darker than any catalogued in our statute
hooks. Ben Johnson epoaks of "cutting
men's throats with whimperings." PoU
lock says. " 'Tw&s slander filled her mouth
with lting words; sland r, the foulest
whelp of sin." And Swi t tersely speaks
Of sui:h as:
'Convey a libel in a frown.
And wink a reputation down.''
Slander is, as one has said, "an arrow
shot in the dark," and "the revenge of a
coward. Some one has characterized
cossips as those who "m trder characters
to kiil time. "
Some say they do not care what others
tbluk of them. This expression ia very
foolish or wicked, or boti,. Usefulness in
the woild depends very largely on repu
tation. Character and reputation com
monly coincide, not always. There have
been periods in the world's history when
christians have suffered for well doing.
Christ did. His enemies put forth every
effort to blacken his reputation, his good
same; so often in tbe conflict with evil
In all such cases we are to "rejoice and
be exceedingly glad," Christ tells us. But
men universally respect right doing and
"truth crashed to earth shall rise again."
A good name renders a man more ser
viceable to Ood, and a fitter instrument
to promote Mis honor and glory in the
world. Some persons have such a reputa
tion that they can do the cause of Christ
no good. Their words are powerless. They
lack the hacking of character. Emerson
says: "What you are founds so loud I
cannot hear what you say." Words are
empty sounds without character behind
them. Reputation is a tinder plant. The
foul breath of slander or suspicion causes
it to wither like a thin; of life at the
breath of a sirocco. How little a thing
will often destroy all the good a man has
clone or can do! So Satan often attacks
the reputation. He blackmails good men
ot infrequently. And there are those
who gloat over tbe blackening of a good
name, who fatten upon xuch carrion.
These facts all conspire to impose a
great responsibility upon christians. They
nrj "epistles of Christ, known and read
f all men." The world reads christians
more than the word of Ood. Let chris
tians therefore be careful of reputation,
that is to sav, take care of your character
and God will take care of your reputa
tion. In the light of these facts, how ten
derly one should handle the reputations
of other! The sins here forbidden are:
1. Lying This sin has been defined
as "speaking an untruta with intent to
deceive. Hence, fiction, parables, figur
ative expressions are not lies. Tbe pur
pose may be to instruct from an ideal
standpoint. The liar is most closely a',
lied to Satan, who is called in scripture,
"tbe father of lies." A lie shows a de
generate and cowardly fear of man and a
daring contempt of the great God. This
doubtless is the reason why the imputa
tion of lying is regarded as the basest and
most ignominious charge one man can
lay on another.
2. Slander bas been already referred
to in speaking of the val ie of reputation.
In words, slander and scandal were orig
inally from tbe same root word, and both
mean a snare laid for an enemy. Web
ster defines slander as "A false
talc or report, maliciously uttered
and tending to injure tbe
reputation of ano'her." Ia modern usage,
slander bas reference to words spoken,
while libel (from the latin libellus, a
little book) is used of words written.
Slander is a false imputation of vice,
while detraction is a d minishing report
of virtue. Slanders a e current about
people of indifferent reputation, where
the dirt thrown will stict. Detraction is
common with reference to those whose
reputations are above reproach and the
voice of scandal. This is ene of the
basest of sins. Hervey t peaks of it thus:
"Slander, that worst of poisons, finds.
An easy entrance to ignoble miedg."
Tbe possibility and the currency of
such sins exhibit the deaths of depravity
to which human nature may sink. To
peak evil of a man to his face is termed
"reveling," a more generous fault than
slardenng or "back bitinz." sneakies'
eyit behind one's back . It is a conardiv
sin. These sius are expressly forbidden
by both letter and spirit of Gd's word.
"Thou shalt nt go up and down as a
tale bearer. auopg thy people."
Peter forbids christians acting as
"busyboriies tin other men's mat
ters." The E verest punishments are
enforced agsicst it. Miriam's l.n-
r sy came upon her as a punishment
for grssipioj, about her brother. Moses.
To tefrain from evil speaking is given as
a trior ot jerr cuoa by Jooes How
sre we to avoid this common and preva
1. Spenk only good of the absent. Be
as fair ns a court of iustice and do not
condemn unhratd. "With what measure
ye mike it stit.ll be measured to you
again." is a true law.
2. Do not listen to th? voice of the
whisperer. Defend the absent, cham
pion the cause of tbe weak. If an evil
tl comes to your ears, do not repeat it.
Who is free from this sin? L;t him
Btand up and show himself. We would
like to si'P him at.d make his acquaint
ance. These commandments serve to
show our imparative need of Christ.
Without tbe snedding of b'o d there is
no remission of fin. You need Christ's
atonement to cure your sin. Will you
not claim him as your Savior?
Jahn lvnltorr Honored br a l'artv
Mataiday Merit Other Mimilar
John KollofI, of 516 Eighth avenue,
was surer sed by a number of bis friends
at Lis home Saturday nigbt en the occa
sion of his thirty fifth birthday. John
Dahn had conceived the excellent idea.
A tempting supper was fpread by Mrs.
KollofI and tbe event proved an exceed
ingly happy one to all attending, the list
of guests being as follows:
Mr. and Mrs.
L C Heitmann
A very pleasant surprise was arranged
and given Leander Fuller and wife at
their home on Fourth street by a number
of their friends on Saturday evening.
The occasion was Mr. Fuller's thirty sec
oad birthday, and a Urge number of his
friends wire present to celebrate the
event in an appropriate manner. Danc
ing was the main feature of the evening's
entertainment and was largely indulged
in by those present. A fine supper wts
also served to the guests, and the eve
ning wa9 vi ry pleasantly spent by all.
A very pleasant party was given at the
home of Ben jrimin TJleuer on Ninth ave
nue and Seventieth street on Saturday
evening in honor of that young gentle
man's twentyflrst birthday. About 40
young people were present and enjoyed
an eyenirg at cards and social pastimes.
A I mot Impasmablr.
Much righteous indignation is being ex
pressed by residents in the vicinity of
Fifth avenue and Thirty-eighth street ever
the condition of the avenue at that point.
There is no walk on either side of the
street between Thirty-fifth and Thirty
eighth streets, and on the side where peo
ple usually walk, brick has been piled up
and left so that when the frost began to
come out of the ground tbe brick teppled
over and it is now necessary for the pe
destrian to go out into the street car
tracks and wade ankle deep in mud in
order to get by. A lady with a little child
got into the mud Saturday and was una.
ble to get out without tbe assistance ef
some men who were passing. A little at
tention weuld put it in a passable condi
tion until spring c omes at least. In the
same connection it might be well to in
quire whether or not it is the intention of
the city to have tha C. . R. I. & P. rail
way company lay a walk on their side of
Considerable inquiry has been made as
t3 tbe probable penalty to be inflicted in
the case of Wood B. Hill, convicted of
mayhem, and as to whether or not he can
be sent to the penitentiary under the
finding of the jury, which leaves the pun
ishment in the hands of the court. Un
d'jr the circumstances it is not in the pro
vince of the court to send Hill to the pen-
entiary. His punishment cannot exceed
$l,000flieand oae yeir in the county
These words are very familiar to our
readers, as not a day passes without tbe
report of the sudden death of some prom
inent citizen. The explanation is
"Heart Disease." Therefore beware if
you have any of the following symotoms:
Short breath, pain in side, smothering
spells, swollen ankles, asthmatic breath
ing, weak and hungry spells, tenderness
in shoulder or arm, fluttering ef the
heart or irregular pulse. These sym
toms mean heart disease. Tbe most re
liable remedy is Dr Miles' New Heart
Cure, which bas saved thousands of lives.
Book of testimonials free at Harle &
Bahnsen's, who also sell tbe New Heart
Fret over your taxes, your gas bills and
your sins, not oyer a cold, when you can
cure it so qoickly with Dr. Bull's Cough
Free For All.
Prize and rifla shooting next door to
Corcoran's barber shop Second avenue.
J. E. Montrose, Manager.
FBIDAY, FEB. 5.
A LAUGHING EVENT!
The Popular Eccentric Comedian,
In his Musical Pantomime Comedv,
A Pair of Kids.
The Laughing La Grippe
and Contagions Influenza of Fun!
THE LATEST SSSSSnJ.
Seven'h season of success of thia funniest
Prices?'), si and 75c. Reserved seats on side
at Horner house phnnmi-y Feb. 3.
New York Symphony Club.
Mile. Enricatra E lica. Prima Donna Soprano ;
Miss Akrnes Florian. Oramatic Contralto; H.
Cornelius. Clarinet So'oist: Chas P. Hi
Violin Virtuoso, aud hudolph von Scarpa, Piano
Thie brilliant ortanization will give one of their
Grand Concerts in this citv at the
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH,
Friday Evening, Feb. 5.
B Mlis Opera House,
TUESDAY, FEB. 2.
In Millec'er's Comedy-Opera,
Snn.: tor 250 nights al
the New York
Prices-f 1.50. Jl. so Rmi -;5 Meats on sals
jan ou ai f inat-'s. 1 eicpbonc No. JO.
to select 'rom. Why pav 40 cents
to M.m Tcr wnicb )ou cau
get fur 10 cents at
C. C. TAYLOR,
t717 Second Avenue.
. . '.:': V-
i - si rl f'Ti I f
Best Line cf
CARPETS AND FURNITURE
And the largest and best line of
IX THE THREE CiTIES.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave.
ON MONDAY, FEB. 1
We move our cloak and shawl department, our blanket and bed com
fort department and our curtain department to our elegant new sec
ond floor just now completed. To properly inaugurate the event and
to thoroughly advertise the change, we shall name a lot of
which wiU cause a grand stampede into this new and magnificent
OLOAKS. I BLANKETS
In this derjartment we e-xneot tn frills
establish its new location bv selling a
lot of ladies' and misses' Newmarkets
less than one-quarter value.
year old size at 47c each.
" " $1.00 "
Forty ladies' newmarkets not tv!
season's goods-were $10 to $18, all
go at $2.50 apiece.
Thirtv-six'newmarkets at $4. 2.t cch
were thrpe, four and five times moro.
ah tnis season's newmarkets at just
one-half of marked price. Still farther
cuts on all jackets for this great clear
We shall institute a clearing sale of
bed blankets and comforts in our new
room, which for cheapness 'and
superior values, has not been equalled
in this section.
Forty-five white bed blankets-will
clear them out at 57 cents a pair.
A few pairs of grey blankets at the
Twenty pairs of pure wool, hand
some light grey sanitary bed blankets
worth $4,50, will close at $2 08 per
All blankets marked down to close
Three bales bed comforts on Monday
and while they last, at 36 cents a piece
First come first served.
1720. 1723 and 1724 Second Avkncb.
We begin to take stock, and in order to reduce
it we will this week make BIG Cuts.
From all purchases of $1 and
over we will deduct
In this department we wi'.l (ii-count your pur
R'blea 10 per cent
Albums. . . 25 per cent
Stationery 20 per cent
Blank Books 15 per cent
Jnvenlleg per cent
Etchings, Engravings .. H per cert
Picture Frames, Cabinet. . .25 per cent
Picture Frames, to ord-r. 10 per cent
Come now and save money.
GEORGE n. KINGSBURY.
1703 and 1705 Second avenue.
Telephone No. 12'.6.
We predict the universal use of
's Gelelirated Cogi Syrup
for "La Grippe," all coughs, colds, croup, and
all affections of the throat, lungs and bron
Its sale has more than doubled each year since
its introduction, and the year 1891 stands out
as the banner year of its existence.
Aade and sold at 10c and 25c per bottle by
T. H. THOMAS,
V. M. BLANDING'S
ADDITION . .
Head of Tweaty-fifth Street
- BETWEEN -
Thirteenth and Fifteenth Avenues.
A Rare Chance For Bargains in City Lots,
Eligible. Desirable and Cheap.
iOnly One Mile from the City Postoffice.
Easy Terms and Long Time.
SSgPEuquire at the Rock Island Savings Bank.
J. M. BUFORD.