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TILE AKGUS SATURDAY. APlUL :3, l892.
rabUahed Dally and Weekly atll34 Second
Avenue, RoclIhuid. Ill
J. W. Potter,
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article will be printed over fictitious signatures.
sYnoayiuoas communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
la Bock Island conntv.
Sattjrdat, April 23. 1893.
CALL FOR l)KMO('R.4TlC STATE
AOXVKNTIOX Or ILLIXOIS.
Headquarters Democratic State Central Com
aahtee of Illinois, Sherman House, Cblctgo,
February K, lrti. A Convention of the Dem
ocracy of the State of Illinois, is hereby called to
meet in the Hall of the House of Representatives,
In Springfield. Illinois, on Wednesday April tTth,
193, at 2 o'clock r. , for Ins purpose of nomi
nating candidates to be voted for on Taesdav,
November 8th. 1894, for the offices of Governor;
Lieutenant Governor; Secretary of Sure ; Auditor
of Public Accounts; Ireasnrer; Attorney gener
al; Three Trustees of the University of Illinois;
Tao Congressmen at Large; also for the purpose
of selecting one Presidential Elector from each
Congressional DUtrict, and four Presidential
Electors from the state at laige. Two delegates
from each Congressional IHsulct and eight dele
rate from the state at 1 :ge to the Democratic
atknal Convention, to be held in Chicago, June
tl, 1894. One State Committeeman from tach
Congressional District, and sevtn state Com
mitteemen from the state at large, and such other
business as may properly come before the con
vention, the basis of representation for each
county shall be: One delegate for each four
hundred votes cast for Cltvelaud and Thurmao at
the last Piesldeitial Election, and one delegate
for each fiactional part thereof, of two hunared
votes or more. Under this call tbe representation
of Rock Island county will be, on 8.614 votes, 9
J j- order of the Democratic State Central Com
mute of Illinois. Dblos P. PuELrs,bairman.
Tbeo. Nklsoii, Secretary.
The following resolution was adopted by the
Dernccr.tic State tenlial Committee, February
Be it resolved. That it is this sense of this Com
mittee, that the Anrtralian Ballot Law applies to
the election of oncers at the annual town a eet
Icgtoall elections except as specially excepted
in said law, and this committee recommend that
all elections to be held for town officers this
spring, be held ULderthe provisions and according"
to the letter of said law.
1 be democratic state convention as-.
eemblea at Springfield next Wednesday.
The Schuvltr county democratic con
vention passed resolutions endorsing
Senator Palmer for president, Gen. John
C. Black for governor and Hon. Ben. T.
Cable for congress. Henderson, Han
cock and Mercer have also endorsed
Coneressmau Cable for renomination.
Doctors in Patagonia are known by
the not overpoliie title of "devil extermi
nators." When a child is ill it is sup
posed to be possessed by a devil. Should
it not recover, the doctor declares that
two devils fought for the child, and med
ical tcience cannot cope with more than
one imp at a ti i.e.
The largest gun manufactured at the
Erupp gun works, Essen. Germany,
weighs 270.000 pounds and is of the fin
est quality of steel. The culiber of this
moster engine of death is 191 inches and
the barrel is 44 feet long. The greatest
diameter of this gun is 6 feet, and its
range is about 12 miles.
The voice of the democracy of the
Eleventh congressional district has ex
pressed itself with a heartiness of senti
ment and a sense of appreciation for the
renomination ef Congressman Ben T
Cable, that is highly complimentary to
that gentleman. The counties have all
held their conyenlions to select delegates
to the state convention, and while ex
pressions with reference t the congres
sional nomination were not irrelevant to
the call, they were not wholly contem
plated, and resolutions have in every
county been adopted endorsing Mr
Cable, favoring his renomination and
pledging support of his candidacy. Four
-counties held their conventions the past
week Schuyler, Henderson, Hancock
and Mercer and in evtry case the en
doraement of Mr. Cable was spontaneous,
hearty and enthusiastic. It is the voice
of the democracy of the district, and will
be as it was two years ago, the voice of
tbe people next No vember.
Whs it Cmh Fr Clathlac.
There are no illusions among the mer
chant tailors of this country as to whether
the tarifi is a tax, says the New York
In a petition addressed to congress ask
ing to have tbe number of suits of clothes
admitted free of duty 1 mited to tw, for
returning tourists, the tailors say:
Under this ruling it was possible to
enter free of duty vast quantities of for
eign-made garments which had never
been actually in use, ani which were so
imported solely because there exists
a reutivo difference of at east
60 per cent in values between the
cost of . made-up garments in
tbe Lotted States and Ejrope which dif
ference has been further enhanced by
certain other provisions under the tariff
on woolen cloths of tbe act of Oct. 1
1890, as aforesaid, thus saving to the
purcnaser or garments abroad more than
one half ef their actual value upon arri
val within tbe United States duty free.
Everyone who has bought clothing
abrotd knows ibis to be true. And yet
the paid orators of pro ection of the Kos
well O Horr stamp, and dishonest repub
3i:an newspapers, parade the low prices
of American sheddy a d sweatshop
clothing as evidence that clothing is as
cheap here as it is in England.
Any man of common sense knows that
the duty of 40 cents a pound and 60 per
cent of value levied on woolen cloihipg
by tbe abominable M K'nley tariff must
enhtnee its cost. Our merchant tailors
admit that when a returning tourist
brings bom? a suit of clothing without
pivlng duty be "saves more than one
naif of jits actual value." j
Podr pec pie, and even people in mod
erate circumstances the great mass of
Americans cannot go abroad for their
clothing; and they ere compelled by the
MeKinley act either to wear shoddy or to
pay SO per cent more than its vaIuo for
honest woo! clothing.
This is only one of a thousand wrongs
and swindles which the democratic party
is bound to correct.
Where Kaglej Are Protected.
There is good reason to believe that the
golden eagle, which at one time seemed
destined to extermination, is raoidly in
creasing in numbers. By a fortunate
chance its powers of destruction, which in
curred the revenge of t he shepherds and
grouse preservers, are of ce rutin service to
the deer Walker by keeping down the num
ber of mountain hares which lire on the
hills, and often spoil the success of a hard
morning's stalking by jumping up and
alarming the deer. For once tbe sports
man and a bird of prey can exist together,
and the eagles are carefully protected, in
order that they may aid in keeping the
forests clear of all other animals but deer.
In these vast preserves quiet, secluded
and untrodden by sheep or shepherds the
golden eagles are nowsuffe& to rear their
young, and have so far increased in num
bers that it is rare to c lect with a deer
stalker who is not familic r with their ap
pearance and in some degn e with their hab
its. They occasionally k 11 a sickly deer
calf, and have been know n to attack the
full grown deer. But their main food is
the blue hares, and these ire so numerous
that the problem of maintaining in any
numbers a carnivorous bird which will
swallow five ur six pounds of meat at a
meal presents no difficulties. London
Metal Displacing Wood.
The use of metal work in modern fur
nishings of all kinds is making rapid prog
ress and taking the place of articles that
have hitherto been manufactured of wood.
One firm manufactures altar railings,
balusters, card tables, ceilings, mantel
brackets, coats of arms, columns, cranes,
bank and office fittings, elevator fronts,
elevator cars, escutcheons, fenders, baskets,
Are linings, fire screens and fire sets, flue
stoppers, garden seats, gates, grille panels,
guards, ash receivers, hatracks, hall
stands, & o'clock teakettle stands, lamps,
chandeliers, mantels, letter chutes, medal
Jon newel posts, metal partitions, rail
ings, statues, screens, transoms, urns, and
wood carriers in brass, bronze, copper and
iron. uecorator ana t u mistier.
Fortune Telling by Finger Nails,
Fortune telling by menu of the finger
nails, onychomancy, aa it was called, was
common in ancient times. The practice
was to rub the nails with oil and soot or
wax ami to hold up the nails thus prepared
against the sun, and upon the transparent
horny substance were supposed to appear
figures or characters, which gave the an
swer required. In more recent times peo
ple have been found prt:.icting by means of
the nails of the lingers and telling the dis
positions of persons with certain descrip
tions of the nails. Worcester Light.
The Design on Stamp.
At present there are more postage stamps
in use than most people have any idea of.
The stamps range in denomination from
one cent to ninety cents, and there is a ten
cent stamp, a fifteen cent stamp and a
thirty cent stump. The designs for all the
stamps are selected by the postmaster gen
eral with the assistance of his subordinates.
The faces on the stamps are sharply criti
cised, and the greatest care is taken to get
designs which will be popular and appro
priate. 1 xmisville Con rier-J ou rnal.
There isouly one kind of hand which I dis-
, like the "white hand" so common in flc
, tion, and, I am sorry to Ray. in fact also.
It always reminds me of trotters. It is
, ghostly, it is not natural, and it is pro
duced artificially by being made to per-
' finiM . 1 . t.... t
Drul i-u,ci. .unuj unit u unvc ih
It is an odious blemish. Ixindon Truth.
The Thumb a a Kuie.
To say a man works by rule of thnmb is
. to reproach him with inexactness; but
! when exchequer tallies were in use, a notch
, the width of a thumb represented exactly
ven pounas nen drapers employed the
clothyard wand, the possession of a narrow
thumb was an advantage to an aspirant to
the counter, as in measuring goods the
buyer gained a thumb's width in every
yard; but the adoption of a measure im
bedded in thecountenleprived slim fingered
Ones of their mlvsiit.i'o ami il.u .l,-.,ru,'
1 customers of their "thumbs " Chambers'
Making a lton:iot at Home. -I've
helped to make a lionnet, and have
thereby saved 100 francs. How 1 came to
make a bonnet happened thus: Worth
made me a very pretty walking costume,
and then described the style of headgear it
needed. When I tried ou one of Virot's
Creations and learned that the price was
130 francs, I paused. Said cousin Lily, who
was with me, and whose fingers are as deft
a a magician's: "Don't be an idiot. Let's
At a handsome recention in this rir.v r.
ently a clever young newspaper woman
'vas a guest. Another guest was a woman
vhose wealthv marriacre several rpnrv m err.
took her from tbe moil and toil of the same
profession. In the days gone by the two
iiau known each other, but they seldom
meet now, and the elder and married woru
i n voiced her surprise when they came to
t;emer tne other evening.
"Why," she said impulsively, "you here!
Are you reoortinii it'
"Xo," replied the other quickly, "are
you?" Her Point of lew in New York
Imitating the Music of a Cascade.
Certain tribes on the Amazon have been
fascinated liv the mnir rf the iriirnpf .il
Ivlusical instmmpnta o-am fAimd in nc
t.mong them consisting of a complicated
luecuauism oy wnicn water was poured
frOTTl Oil P llOwl lnf.fl fttintllM in ivnitat.nn
t f the cascade, and then returned by the
teceivmg bowl into the vessel which had
loured it, so that by a repetition of this
mechanisms constant mnrmnrnf a "o a
cade could be kept up so long as the audi
ence aesireu or tne player was able to per
f jrm it. Good Words.
Better Than Chaperonea.
The young ladies' seminary of this city
i as a Kindergarten attachment. Kach day
a large, strong and highly ornamental
coach leaves the institution of learning
and is driven about town to tbe homes of
the pupils who are too young to be trusted
s lone on the streets, and when thus col
1 ted the little ones are delivered at the
seminary, and when school is over they are
reuistnouteo. ban r rancisco Argonaut.
In many parts of Saxony the Deasants
ill not raise chickens, even though they
coma (louiiie their investment many fold.
They call the male of the harnvard fowl
tbe "bird of ill omen." from a notion that
he "crowed for joy" at the time of the
Slate is got out of the ground by means
of blasting, holes being bored into it with
6 earn drills. With derricks and hoisting
caains the rough slabs are lifted to tbe
else of the ouarrv. and then ther nm
rolled upon trucks to the shanty of tbe
On the Pacific coast are found numerous
utile sneus or sea snails or a species called
the "nlirrllu " lur-iuiu r.f t V,.;
blance to olives, out of which the Indians
u-iea to cut aiscs that were extensively
rued for coins.
The first ingot of nickel steel to he used
fT the manufacture of armor for the
L nited States navy was cast in a mold
weighing fifty-six tous. The ingot weighed
K .000 pounds. This armor plate was used
n the Maine.
We would not look to a soldier for a
well turned phrase, yet there are few
neater epigrams recorded than this by the
late General Sherman, "War is the science
The first stamped envelopes were issued
in lST3of tbe two denominations of three
at d six cents, and, it was not until two
ytars later that the ten cent envelope wtw
has won, on merit alone, a widespread
and enduring reputation. Itisacr.m
bi lation of vegetable agents, the rerult
of tbe experionce of one who made the
di leases of women a life-JoDg study.
Tt ken according to directions the organs
av. ake to new life and energy, leaving
'bi: woman free from pain at these per
iods. Soldbv Hartz & Bahnsen.
Milee' Serve and Liver Pills.
Act on a new orincinle reculHtinir th
. 1 - 0 n
nvr, stomach and bowels through tbe
nerves. A new discovery. Dr. Miles'
Pills speedily cure biiliousness, bad taste,
torpid liver, riles, (onsti nation. Un
equalled for men, women, children.
3 tallest, mildest, surest 1 50 doses 25
cei ts. Samples free at Hartz & Babn
Unnit'a Con ... ..! I . 1 .
i ' 'uu o uiobiiiiib u9uiuctT cures
tm U . n n . v. n . : m . :i t .
n u ic uiua jrejarawuuB tail. Xfc posseBE
es medicinal merit peculiar to itself. I
of Geneva, X. Y.,
Tells of His Fearful Sufferings After
Gastric Fever and His Cure by
All who know Mr. W. D. Wentz
give him the best of recommendations
for honesty and integrity. For many
years he has worked for Mr. D. P. Wil
son, the harness maker and member
of the Geneva Board of Health. He says :
" I was taken sick last October with gastric
fever and my chauce for recovery was con
sidered almost hopeless. After 7 weeks the
fever slowly left me. l.ut I could not eat the
simplest food without terrible distress. It
seemed that I had recovered from the fever to
Die of Starvation
I took pepsin compounds, bismuth, charcoal,
cod liver oil and malt until my physician
confessed that his skill was about ex
hausted and he did not know what else to
try Everything I took seemed like pnr-
12? T? IT r,mJ iMo n'X st''acl'- 1 hap
pened to think I had part of a bottle of Hood's
tarsaparilla that had been in the house for tw o
or three years that I found had benefited me
previously for dyspetwia. 1 began taking it
and soon began to feel better. I have now
taken a little over two bottles and can truth
fu ly say I feel well again and can eat any
thing without distressing me, even to
Pie and Cheese
which I have been unable to touch for years.
The English language does not contain words
enough to permit me to express the praise
I woulcl like to give to Hood's Sarsaparilla."
W. D. W ejitz, itJfr Castle St., Geneva, N. Y.
A Cood Voucher
" I have known Mr. Warren P. Wentz for
many years and can vouch for him as a man
of veracity and one well known about here.
1 have sold him several bottles of
during Ute past few months." M. h. Part
bidue, Druggist, Geneva, N. Y.
Hood's Pills cure Liver Ills
A LAUNDRY SOAP, PURE AND SANITARY
DUSKY DIAUOTID TAR SOAP.
HEALTHFUL, AGREEABLE, CLEANSING.
Cone Chapped Kasda, Wound, Burn. zta
tami aa PreveaU tkmmArnK.
"Died 1 1 His Boots On"
Is a common expression, but no man need
feel ashamed to be found dead with a pair
of our $3.00 or $4.00 shoes on.
The Philadelphia Toe
Is a favorite with the ladies, and we have
it in both shoes and oxfords.
Ladies $3.00 shoes a specialty.
many women Buffer f-om Exceas'Ve or
Scaot Menstruation; they don't know
who to confide in to get proper advice.
Don confide in anybody but try
a Specific for PAINFUL. PROFUSE.
SCANTY. SUPPRESSED and IRREGULAR
Book to " WOMAN " mailed free.
BRADFIEL0 REGULATOR CO.. Atlanta. Ga.
Sol4 bj a!l Dracf Wt,
bOLO HY H. tTZ & 8 1 HN8ES
Will Cur any
IT WILL NOT
II YOU TAKB
f 500 Ktwird for any
iniuriooa substance ffonDd
in tbea Capsules,
B. F. THOMAS & CO..
Elm Street Meat Market-
All kinds of Freeh and Salt Meats always n h m . Gi
Fish and Oysters In the sca-oii.
Reynolds' Block, Molink Aye., FOOT OF ELM ST
Money refunded if not
as we sir. Sent postpaid
oa receipt of price. 1
NORMAN LICHTY. FAMILY OMIMIST.
Dea Molne. Iowa.
Fora1eb all druirEistt Hanz & Badnen.
A QaT Vnilf tlmmner tnm
bottlS of Ritr 1. THa atiIw
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nOn-tlOUntlnUJ MtnaHr 4VakTl
r 1-U1VJ iwi au I
th linnnflir rlicnhanHuanrl
private diseases of mea and the
1 ueuuiuiuiig weakness peculiar
1 .a, vara iu a lew
days without the aid or
ipuoiirny or a doctor.
wanuiaciuwd Ly I
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Stcddard's New Intellectual
Arthmetic at W. Trefz & Co'a.
W. TREFZ & CO,,
2223 Fourth Ave.
Leave Your Orders for
Cerner Elerenth street nd Tenth arecae.
Tele bone Ko. 1230. ;
H. F. LAMP Manager.
Oy ABSOLUTE CURE
I W,LL NOT CAUSE f
STRICTURE, ask for 11 1
CjC I Bio Q ho pain, no staim.I pa I
HILL INSTRUCTIONS WITH EACH PW
fr aomt atau. onuaoisTB.
L OntrU Chonicsl Co-
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23: Twentieth s::-;
Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul
Via the Famous Albert Lea Boot.
St. Louis. KTinneapolis and St. Paul
Via 8U Lonia, Minneapolis A 8C Paul Snort Lin.
Through Sleepers and Chair Cars
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL,
PEORIA, CEDAR KAPIDS ANU SIOUX FALLS, DAK.
CHICAGO AND CEDAR RAPIDS
Til the Famous Albert Lea Boats.
THE SHORT LINE
The Great Iowa Summer Resort
For Railway and Hotel Rates, Descriptive
Famplilcti and all information, address
Oen'l Ticket and l'asseoger Agent.
" CHEAP HOMES
On line of tills road in Northwestern Iowa,
Southeastern Minuesota and Central Dakota,
where drought and crop failures are unknown.
Thousands of choice acres of land vet unsold.
Local Excursion rates piven. For full Informa
Jkw ao prices of land and rates of fare, address
, r. f,lie Passenger Trains on all Divisions ol
UUs KaUway are Txated l.y steam from tiie
engine, and the Main Line Dav Passencer Traint
are lighted with the FJectric I.lghL
Maps, Time Tables, Through Rates and all ltv
joi-inatlon furnislied on application to Ageut.
Tickets on sale over Uiis route ut all i.nwniiH-K
points in the I nion. and by its Agents, to at
parts of the United States and (Canada.
. Fo,r announceinents of Excursion TJates.
and local matters of Interest, please refer to the
local columns of this pajK-r.
C- Vta. J. C. HANNCGAM,
Vres't a CnT Sopt. Gsn'l Tkt. A Ism Act
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pr ANTHftACfTE COAL. I Nlu j
ALL ELINDb Of
Cast Iron WoiK
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DOWNING BROS.. Pro?
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without tbs oo Iff' i-r: 'T'
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of se-j i every "f :
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sumsstl CarvS la three nosthi. 8alfj paaroais free.
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