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Pebliabed Dally and Weekly at 16S4 Second
Avenue, Rock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter,
TnaMs Dally, 60c per month; Weekly, $3.00
Ail communications of a critical or argumenta
tive chaiacter, political or religious, muil have
real name attached for publication. No such
article wiH be printed over fictitious signatures.
Anonymous couimunications not noticed.
Correspondence rollciled from every township
In Bock Island countv.
Monday, Juke 6, 1802.
DKHOtUATIC MT AT K THKET.
Tor Governor ....JOHN P ALTGELD
For C'oncrtesman at large .JOHN O BLACK
ForCougreevman at large. .ANDREW .1 HUNTER
For Lieutenant Govrnor JiSEPH B GILL
For Secretary of State MU HINRICHSEN
For Auditor DAVID GORE
For Treasurer Rl'Fl'S N RAMtSKY
For Attorney Geneial M T MALOMEY
A woman was recently arraigned be
fore the magistrate in Liverpool for the
two hundred and ninety-ninth time.
She was fined ten shillings'and costs, or
ten days' imprisonment.
Mr. Gladstone is usually the first
man in the house of commons to come
out in summer garb white hat, iinma
culate white waistcoat, pray frock coat
and a marvelous buttonhole.
A man living in Racine ordered from a
firm of booksellers in Chicago a copy.of
Archdeacon Farrar's "Seekers After
God." His letter came back with a
clerk's indorsement: "No seekers after
God in Chicago."
St. Louis baa sent cash and supplies
amounting to over $30,000 to the flood
sufferers in Illinois, and the cities of this
state itself have done little or nothing.
Even Chicago is scdly behind. Missouri
has needy communities of her own, but
can still help a suffering state who is ap
parently unable to help herself. Hereaf
ter the flooded district will do its trading
in St. Louis, says the Chicago Herald.
Two editors of rival religious papers in
Arkansas have been waging bitter war
fare for weeks and the imtroglio is now
So serious that one is about to challenge
the other. The religion in use in Ar
kansas, as the Quincy Herald makes it,
is of the shamelessly practical kind
which admits cf your taking an axe to
your neighbor if you dislike the way he
wears his beard.
The resignation of Secretary of State
James G. Blaine which flashed over the
wire Saturday afternoon was a bombshell
in the ranks of republicanism every
where. The infoimation given to the
local public through the columns of The
Argus created great consternation in the
party, and various expressions of opinion
were freely made. That the secretary bas
by this act simply thrown down the
gauntlet to the president and is hence
forth his bitter antagonist for the presi
dential nomination, is the generally ac
cepted conception of the meaning of the
resignation, and while the fact has been
for some time conceded that Blaine was
in the strictest sense a candidate, his ouen
avowal of his position, especially in so
pointed a manner, was not expected, par
ticularly when he had declared bo re
cently that his name would not go before
the Minneapolis convention.
The secretary has evidently arrived at
the conclusion that a party so obtuse that
it cannot understand he means yes when
he says no, must be brought to be a more
forcible realization of what he really
does mean. His manner of so demon
strating was dramatic in the extreme and
the effect was magical. ,
Judge John P. Altgeld the democratic
nominee for governor who spent Sat'
urday in Bock Island making the ac
qualntance of our citizens met a large
number of representative people -here as
in Moline, and in everyone he made a
friend. Judge Altgeld possesses an ex
ceedingly happy faculty in this respect.
He is genial in his dispositon,
never forgets a countenance when once
he sees it, and Beldom fails to recognize
one by name in meeting him again afur
having become acquainted. He made a
splendid impression with all with whom
he came in contact.
Judge Altgeld has two objects it may
be said in the energetic canvass he is
making of the state. One is his duty to
the people, the other his duty to the par
ty whose nominee he is honored with be
ing for the highest office in the state.
It is the nominee's duty to the
people to meet as many of tbem person
ally as he is capable of doing, to learn
their views and expressions on matters of
state government and to communicate
to them with his ewn lips his wn views,
to the end that the most intelligent un
demanding of a mutual nature may be
It is the duty of the nominee to his
party whose standard bearer he is, to use
every possible means of insuring his
election. To spare no effort to explain
the position of his party coupled with
his own opinion on state issues, and use
his best endeavors to insure the triumph
of those principles to which his party aa
well as he himself stands pledged. .
Judge Altgeld is discharging both
these duties most admirably. -
HEN TRACKS, BY NYE.
WILLIAM GIVES SOME DIRECTIONS
ABOUT THE FESTIVE LAYER.
Hens Differ from Human Beings in That
They Have Jfo Teeth This Brings tip
the Ientit Industry The Case of a
Copyrtrfit, 1S92, by Edgar W. Nye.
There Las recently been placed in my
hands a volume entitled "Twenty-five
Years in the Poultry Yard." I bought
thelook t bilking that it was full of
hairbreadth escapes and thrilling ex
periences. I was misled regarding the
work, for I was led to believe that it was
something like "Field, Dungeon and
Escape," or ' Howl Put Down the Re
bellion and Boarded Myself."
The book is extremely tame reading.
though writtt n in a neat and grammati
cal manner. "Twenty -five Years in a
Poultry Yard'' is no doubt a valuable
work, but these who purchase it think-
the hen was mad.
ing that it resembles "Twenty Years in
Congress" will shed many a bitter tear
before they get through with it. Last
evening I read aloud to my family and
to a titled noblt man from Kinnie Kin
nick, Wis., who is visiting us this sum
mer while waiti ig for an opening in Dr.
Fletcher s tan vard at this place, a chap
ter on "Frosted Comb and Wattles,"
also one entitled "Inducements for a
Hen to Sit." Tl is part of the volume is
of interest only to those who feel an
interest in such things.
Mr. Howells would like the realism
which the author introduces into the de
scription of how to deal with a hen in
trying to get her to sit and remain seated
long enough to become a parent. The
author states that a warm stove lid
when shoved nnt'.er the average hen will
almost immediately induce her to sit
down and take h-r things off.
To ascertain whether the hen reallv
feels a tendency to sit one should watch
her' closely, and especially observe her
temperature. In luce the hen to take
about eight inches of a phvsician's glass
thermometer into her throat for two to
five minutes. Io not sav anything
funny to her while thus arranged, for
she might langh and thus break the
thermometer with her teeth.
Feel the pulse c f the hen at the same
time. If the puls-e which you will find
just over the inst p is rapid or irregu
lar, coupled with i leaden eye, coldness
of the bridge of tho nose, moth patches,
together with acu.ity of the crop on ris
ing in the morning, fretfnlness, ievish
ness or sudden flat-hes of heat and cold,
there is a tendency toward a sedentary
life. Purchase a t itting of most any ex
pensive eggs. Tho Indian Game I have
found to be a good general purpose fowl,
furnishing an afternoon's amusement on
a rainy day and a chicken pie for dinner
at the same prise. The Indian Game at
twelve weeks of ago weighs three to four
pounds, which is n-ostly breast and fore
arm. One gets g xd results in a short
time, and nnless rearing fowls for a
boarding house the Indian Game, aside
from being a fearless and brave fowl, is
excellent for all around entertainment
both before and after death.
Some like the Derbyshire Redcaps,
some the Black M inorcas. Others like
the Cochins, the M arshal Kiel and the
Early Rose, but the Indian Game, as I
say, for a general purpose hen, seems "to
meet my demands" as a quick grower,
prompt and careful layer, a good mother
and the nucleus of as fine a gravy as I
ever laid a lip over. Her husband is a
quiet but manly fawl, with shoulders
well thrown back, dark, flashing eyes, is
a good half back, aiid in death, with his
broad, tender boson padded with sum
mer savory and a dash of onion, he
makes those who cluster about him
almost forget the sorrowful circum
stances under whi h they are met to
The hen of this species is also obliging
and cheery in the matter of laying.
While some hens haag back and require
a good deal of coaxing, claiming that
they have come away and forgotten their
notes and that they (Lid not expect to be
called upon, the Indi in Game hen cheer
ily asks what sort of an egg you want,
and while you are getting your sherry
ready she makes tho arrangements for
Sherry and egg, cr egg flip, may be
made by a very slight effort, and either
will be found nutritious to a remarkable
decree. Physicians unite in the opinion
that this wonderful co-operation hen
co-operation, as one nay say of man and
the hen to make a soothing, nutritious
and easily digested food for the invalid
is one of the most wonderful of nature's
The hen differs from man largely in
her failure to grow teoth. Man succeeds
in raising from two to five crops or teeth
Viv natural means, a ad Mr. foster, a
friend of mine who has handled teeth all
his life, tells me that in the realm of
artificial teeth there are 1,800 different
molds of teeth to fit and match the
mouths of those who have outlived their
original teeth. There are twenty-five
standard shadee of artificial teeth and
8,000 variations in coastant use by the
oldest and most reliab e dental house in
This is a fact, and I bare been to a
good deal of trouble to look up this mat 1
ter, as I know that even the most care- '
less reader would like to know about it.
Many of these shades are remembered
by number by the trained salesman, but
to remember the whole 6,000 would be
out of the question. I
It may be of interest also to know that
these large tooth works at Philadelphia
make a perfectly black tooth for use in
those countries where tho teeth are
blackened by the people who regard
themselves as the sine qua non of society.
American people lead the world in the
manufacture of teeth and supply every
quarter of the globe with good dentistry.
Ihe success of our American dentists is
in the mouths of the nobility of all na
tions. In Pans our American minister
is brought into constant social conflict
with an American dentist from Michi
gan, and ono minister resigned because
this dentist played against one of his re
ceptions in Paris with a musicale of his
own. In London, an American dentist
was tho only American guest at the mar
riage of the Duke of Fife and the grand
daughter of the queen. His name was
Dr. Evans, and he showed me the card
of invitation one Sunday uixm the
Thames and afterward gave me a bite
of the wedding cake. When I tell you
that Minister Lincoln and I stood out
side making a willow whistle in the
churchyard and waiting for Dr. Evans
to come out and give us points on the
wedding, ami when I tell you that Mr.
Lincoln, Consul New and I, three men
whose names are household words, stood
at tho gateway with our dinners in a
large tin pail and saw Dr. Evans, our
American dentist, coming out and lean
ing on the arm of the queen, even going
so far as to unhitch her team from the
fence and drive it around to the front
door and help Victoria in, you will agree
with me that the dentist of our own fair
land is no slouch.
For certain Asiatic countries this big
dental house makes a pure white tooth.
This is really as odd looking as the
black, for no human tooth is a pure
white. It is as ghastly a a perfectly
white skin. The factory makes one
grade of blue white, or pearl white, in
this country for use among the people
who die their hair a dead black or wear
fawnskin wigs. Elderly orphans wear
these teeth, and smite them together
while smiling on those they love. It is
sad to see these frosted cake teeth nes
tling away among the deep dyed whiskers
of a decayed old bachelor or a newmade
widower. These teeth are also used for
Teeth made recently are filled with
gold in order to make them look more
lifelike, and so artificial teeth can be
made to fool the closest scrutineer. A
dentist does not listen very closely to
what you say, but as you talk he watches
very carefully to see what sort of teeth
you wear, just as the bootblack keeps
his eye all the time on the feet of the
people who go by him.
Mr. Foster was very jiolite to me
while I was in Atlanta and tendered me
the hospitality of his horse. He has a
horse that has outlived eleven grooms.
He canto very near outliving me.
The hen is a bijied, indigenous to all
temperate countries, and often tempts
people who wish to make a livelihood
without heavy work to go into the egg
business. Also into the growth of broilers
for the New York market. Do not try
to raise eggs and broilers iu a flat, for
the other tenants might not like it.
Hens need room. If yon crowd your
hens they will die off by the score.
This is my third effort iu the direction
of supplying the metropolitan m;trket
with eggs and broilers. Generally the
metropolitan market is kind enough to
I used to have a very handsome hen
nery and a small book regarding hen
culture, and on a etill day, after reading
extensively from the old Greek poets, I
might have been seen temporizing with
a sorrel hen and trying to get her to try
sedentary pursuits. In the fill I had
hatched, by means of my new incubator
and the aid of friends, among them the
teacher who boarded at our house, eighty
seven dear little downy chicks, at an ex
pense of $193. I had just figured up the
cost and assets when one of my incu
bators in the dead of night was knocked
over by a colored man who had formerly
been my butler and the hennery set fire
to. By this means I lost my entire 6ea-
CAME FOR A MUCH NEEDED REST.
son's work and my buildings. What my
ex-butler was doing around the incu
bator at the dead of night I do not know.
He says that he came there to be where
he could pray by himself, but I do not
believe it, and I find that there are many
others in our county who hesitate also to
accept this theory.
I had one hen that began to sit on a
common humming top that belonged to
one of the boys, and other hens came and
laid an egg a day for six weeks in the
same nest, so that while the baldfaced
hen was striving till she got purple in
the face to hatch out a whole toy and
notion store she got a large collection of
eggs from other hens and all of different
ages. The result was that ere long she
began to turn out a chick per day for me
to be a father to until I had eighty-three
o them to bring up on the bottle, and
she still struggling with th g$a which
had been contributed by others.
She kept on until I saw a change in
her countenance. Her eye was entirely
different. She did not know me any
She was madt
Reason had deserted its throne. She
no longer recognized -friends. The men
tal strain was too much for her. We
bound her and took her away and put
her in a cell with another hen who had
hovered all summer over a hot croquet
ball while eggs were 37 cents per
dozen, and there she shrieked the hours
The two lived on for a month or two,
but after a short visit from a man whe
came to our house to obtain much needed
rest in accordance with the advice of hie
physicians, it was noticed that they had
gone somewhere, and the cook tells me
that they figured on the menu one even
ing while he was here.
I noticed one evening that the table
seemed to groan more than usual under
its load of delicacies, and rrerhaps that
was the time.
A Much-Married Woman.
Mrs. Fowler, of this city, was married
last January to her sixth husband, and
strange as it may seem, five of them died
exactly two years from their warrisge
day. Her present husband has been sick
for the last four months with chronic
jaundice, and was given up by four of our
nest physicians; as a last resort he began
using Sulphur Bitters, and yesterday told
on" reporter that they had saved his life,
smilingly laying that he guessed Mrs.
Fowler would be unable to take a seventh
better half for some time to come. Exchange.
To Cleanse the System
Effectually yet gently, when costive or
bilious or when the blood is impure or
sluggish, to permanently cure habitual
constipation, to awaken the kidneys and
liver to a healthy activity, without irritat
ing or weakening tbem, to dispel head
aches, colds or fevers, use Syrup of Figs.
A eries of Six Concerts will be given by
PKOF. OTTO S MILITARY BAND,
The first Concert will be given
Thursday Evening, June 9,
ai e o-ciock.
Admiss ion 50 cents Ladies accompanied with
Tate tlm meet electric car direct to grounds.
E. OTTO. Manager.
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-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast lion Work
done. A specialty of furnishing aL kinds
of Stores with Castings at 8 oents
A MACHINE SHOP
baa been added where all kinds of machine
work will be done irst-class.
NTJSTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS.. Propts.
Parlor . . .
We are now ready to serve
you with a delicious dish of
cream. Orders for parties
promptly pttended to.
W. TREFZ & CO.,
2223 Fourth Are,
J. B. ZIMMER,
Hae Jnt received a larje t:tc:ii of the latett Imported aid Borr.,-ti S; : h-. . ...
Boltings, which he is felling at t25.00 and np. Bis line of overcoat ii.rs ';,i.i,i t. .'l
weft of Chicago. A very floe line of pants, which he la selling at turn rati i,. ,: I I''
and make )onr selection while the stock is complete. 1
Stab Block, Opposite Habper Uocsk.
OLD GUARD HAND-MADE
Only S2.50 Per Cation
ZSLoIdlxx cfi? Adlers,
J. T. DIXO-INT
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue
C. J. W. SCHREINEB,
Contractor and Builder.
1121 and 1133 Fonrth avenue. Residence 1119 Fourth avenr.e.
Flans and specification f nmiebed on all class es of work ; also seem r f ri!!tr"s Pa'cf. as;:!
Sliding BUnde, something new, stylieh and desirable.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
ANALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will be located on Fifth avenue and Twenty.third street on or before i iiius'. 1.
1803 Second Avenue.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
(Ail k'nds of Cut Flowers constantly on band
One block north of Central Park, the largest tr la.
Flower Store , ..
304 Brady Street. DavtnporUlo
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and. Builder,
Office and Shop Cornet Seventeenth 81. .
and Seventh Avenue, ,
IVill kinds of carpenter work a specialty, "lana and estimates for all kinds of bo!idm
furnished oa application. -
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TV. M A Vwhn would know the GRAND TRITi is. mo -" -,., tJ
Old Secret and the Ne IM.veriej i.w.k. c.rteJ
(Married Life, should write for 2urwa"d'r "It l. II ami
-A TKKAT1SB KOR MEN ONLT." . To any Mn.ert a. an we
-.. i. ni.in Bnled cover. A rfiui-'tf i rw"1 11 . .
THE ERIE MEDICAL CO.. BUFFALO.
jP))avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN AT-T. DEPARTMENTS.
FOB CATALOeUXS ADDB1SS
J. C. DITNCA.N, ' Dave nport.