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Castoria is Ir. Samuel Pitch prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains &ithr Opium, Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance, it is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing; Syrups, and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years, use by
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays
fevcrishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd,
cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic Castoria relieves
teething: troubles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food, Tegrulatos the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy aud natural sleep. Cas
toria is the Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend.
"Castorli Is an excrllont medicina few chil
dren. Mothers have ropeute.Uy told ui of its
good effect ujxmi their children."
Du. G. C. Omood,
Castoria is the best remedy for childrrvi of
whirh I mn acquainted. I lio;w tuo dy is not
f;ir distai't hi'n mothers will consider the real
interest of th'ir children, and lis Castoria in
stead of the variousquack nostrums wkich are.
destroying thir loved ones, by forcing; opium,
morphine, soothing syrup aud otli.r hurtful
agents down their throats, thereby stvudai
them to premature graves."
Ph. J. F. KixenfxE,
" Catnrla is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it us superior to&ny prescription
known to ma.'
H. A. AacHBR, M. D.,
Ill So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Our physicians in the children's depart
ment have spoken highly of their experi
ence iu their outside practice with CuCou,
and although we only have among ew
niedical supplies what is knows as regular
products, yet we are free to confess that the
merits of Castoria has won us to look with
favor upon it.".
Umitbd Hospital axb Dispbnsabt,
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Star Block Opposite Harper House.
EVERY FOND MOTHER
is anxious to have her son nicely clothed the year
around. But especially is she desirous of having
him comfortably dressed when the autumnal tints
announce the close approach of winter. The
Daily Argus has determined to relieve the solici
tude of some one mother in Rock Island regard
ing the wearing apparel of her son
for the coming cold weather. But
he who wears the clothes must
win them. This is the way he
can secure them: By soliciting
subscribers for The Daily Argus.
A. 1ST OFFEI
To the boy who brings to this
office prior to November 1st, 1892,
the greatest number of the ap
pended subscription order blanks,
signed and filled out by a respon
sible person not already a regular
THE DAILY ARGUS,
will be given a suit of clothes:
I Please have the DXILY XRGUS delivered
XRGUS OFFICE, City:-
to me at.
LU until -flirt Ttor nrtniia
1 Yours Truly,
Boys, here is a chance to earn a suit of
clothes easily. Let every enterprising boy strive
for the prize.
NOTICE TO CONTESTANTS Subscriptions for
this contest will only be counted when handed in on
one of the above blanks. None will be printed except
those appearing in THE DAILY ARGUS. If the paper
received at your home does not furnish enough blanks
orders, your neighbor will undoubtedly allow you to
clip this essential matter from his.
Who will be the first to send in a name?
TO T1IK FRIENDS OF LIBERTY.
The Appeal of the Gtrmai liatheraaa
for freedom From the Oppressions
of Republican Mlsrele.
Daring the Illinois legislative session
of 1889 a compulsory education law was
substituted for the one of 1S83. The
character of the new law is deplorably
vicious, as an impartial inspection of its
provisions will show. Its most obnox
ious features are, that the state assumes
the authority of prohibiting parents from
sending their children to schools of their
choice, unless the school directors, vested
with arbitrary power in the matter, have
approved such schools, and unless such
school has a plan of studies prescribed by
the compulsory law.
Every one who approves such legisla
tion must, by force of correct reasoning,
acknowledge: 1, that the state is vested
with unlimited jurisdiction in matters of
education; 2. that parents In Illinois are
no loDger the divinely ordained educators
of their children; 3, that religious con
victions in educational matters must not
be respected by the police power; 4, that
constitutional guarantees of religious
and personal liberty can be wiped out by
a mere statute.
The obnoxious law met with energetic
protests when it was yet under delibera
tion, as 60on as its revolutionary charac
ter became known. But it was passed
When this law went into operation,
its tyrannical provisions were not slow
to disturb the peace of home and church,
as had been anticipated, and the sad
spectacle was offered to the friends of
liberty, that Christian parents were
dragged into courts for no other reason
than that they had sent their children to
parochial schools, whilst f-chool direc
tors, according to the unbridled author
ity they held uner the law, had refused
to approve their schools.
In the la9t state election the verdict
declared, by an unmistakable voice
against the law and its underlying ruin
ous principles. But it still stands un
changed todav, a disgrace to our statute
One who will be taught by experience
ought to see that there is no prospect
toward our deliverance from this op
prcssive law by way of amendment.
That way has been tried and is found to
be the wrong way. The law has proved
to be so pervaded by the spirit of bigotry
and arrogance as to be incapable of being
satisfactorily amended. Nothing less
than a flat repeal of the law will secure a
redemption and will pave the way for a
law that will prevent truancy by com
pelling parents to send their children to
some school .
How can this object be secured?
In the present campaign both political
parties of this state, republican and dem
ocratic, declare they favor a repeal of
the present compulsory law. Now which
of the two offers the best guarantee, not
only that it will keep its promise, but
also that new school legislation will be
in accordance with 60uud principles?
Respecting the position of the republi
can party the following must be taken
into consideration :
1. in the year 1S90 this party solemnly
promised itself to amend the law so that
it would no longer permit the state to
control private schools. The platform
says on that point: ". . . and we favor
. . . also the repeal of so much of said
law as provides for public supervision
over private schools
2. But at the same time the parly
nominated Dr. Edwards for the office of
state superintendent, the very man who
had especially advocated and helped to
formulate the offensive law and who
most decidedly defended its underlying
3. In the subsequent campaign of the
same year the republican governor, Mr.
Fifer, in public speech, assailed the true
principles in this question, and the repub
lican press fiercely attacked and Bland
ered those who upheld the cause of per
sonal and religious freedom in matters
4. When the legislature convened last
year, the republican senate indeed passed
a mil by which the most objectionable
provisions of the law in question were re
pealed; but the principle was allowed to
remain untouched; that the state had the
right to dictate to private schools and
may therefore control the same.
5. When leaders of the republican par
ty were reminded of the promise made in
tbe republican platform, they declared
mat it was not oinaing.
. nattier than yield to the wicked
principle mat the state shall
have tbe final authority to die
tate and to regulate the education
of children, they allowed tbe law to stand
with all its provisions by which the pa
rental domain is invaded, and thus chaK
lenge us to a new contest.
7. Ihese hostile sentiments of the re
publican senate prevented the adoption
of a very acceptable amendment of the
law as approved by the democratic as
sembly. 8. Now. when a state election 1b near,
the republican party names as candidates
for tbe highest offices the very men who
have opposed us, who declare that they
have nothing to regret, and who have to
say not a word about the fundamental
wrong position of their party during the
These men are Gov. Fifer. who op
posed us publicly, and Lieut.-Gov. Ray
who twice cast his deciding vote against
.u9 ?Ur!n?, Preliminary discussion of
the school plank in the republican plat
form a strong: opposition within the partv
manifested itself and the final declaration
in the platform, in strong contrast to the
reception of tbe other planks was re
ceived with such indifference' that one
could plainly see that the party was not
in sympathy with the respective declara
tions. 10. The speech made by Gov. Fifer in
the nominating convention plainly in'di
that the seemingly favorable declaration
of the republican party on the school j
question aoes not express their convic
tions, but was dictated by fear of injur
ious political consequences.
The position of the democratic party
and its reliability in tbe school ques'.ion
appears from the following facts:
1. In the year 1890 the party in recog
nition of sound principles, pronounced in
favor of a thorough revision of the law.
2. It nominated in opposition to Dr.
Edwards, II. Raab for state school
superintendent, a man who occupies a
sound position respecting the school law.
3. The democratic members of the leg
islature faithfully carried out their
oledges; they favored the adoption of a
bill in which all just demands were rec
ognizod. and this wicked law would cer
tainly have been purged of all its objec
tionable features had not the republican
party prevented it.
4 In its platform the democratic par
ty most emphatically denounces the en
croachment of the state, not alone upon
our schools, but sIbo upon the divine
rights of the parents in matters pertain
ing to education, and openly acknowl
edges the present school law to be a
union of church and state, and an en
croachment upon liberty ofconscince.
For these reasons it is in favor of the re
peal of the law.
5. It pledges its candidates for the leg
islature to work and vote according to
the sense of the platform.
6. For the highest office in the state
it does not advise us to vote for a man
Fifer. who has opposed us, but com
mends to us a candidate Judge Altgeld,
who publicly and unequivocally stands
for the right principle.
And now, in the light of foregoing
facts, to which party may the good
cause be entrusted?
Can we expect the republican party of
thjs state to deal honestly in this matter
when we know it sees no wrong in vio
lating its promise? On the other hand
the d mocratic party kept its word. Two
years ago it openly espoused the cause
of truth, its members championed the
same in the hous, and its present declar
ations are in full accord with its former
Were personal gtin, money or prop
erly at stake it might perhaps be i reusa
b!e to trust a second time oce who vio
lated a pledge. But the school question
concerns all Christian parents, the Chris
tian church, it is a ca:se of conscience
and of God. Here no one must risk su
perfluous confLH-nee, but every one must
judge and act in strict accordance with
Should not all who sre honestly in
favor of a repeal of the present compul
sory school law cist their votes solidly
for the cacd:d-ites of the democratic
party who are concerned in school legis
lation, since sid party with regard to
the school tst.uc, contends for sound
principles and offers by its record, the
best guarantee for the maintenance of
sid principles? The Lutheran School
Will Myers went to Chicago last night
Addison Rush, of Edgington, was in
the city today.
W. H. Gest is laying a new walk in
front of his Second avenue property.
Boys are you striving for that new suit
The Argus offers you for new subscrib
George Xa g!e, who has been visiting
relatives here for some time past, left
this morning for his home at Cheyenne,
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Hon. T. H. Mulligan, of Kewanee,
democratic candidate for the legislature.
arrived this morning to attend tonight's
rally at Harper's Theatre.
AH the boys should strive to win that
suit of clothes Thb Aug us offers to the
boy bringing in tbe greatest number of
new subscribers between this and Nov. 1.
The colored citizens of the three cities
Will unite in a celebration of Emancipation
day at Lincoln Park, Davenport, tomor
row. James Madison Marr, of Mississip
pi will read the emancipation proclama
tion and there will be addresses by good
speakers. There will also be speaking in
Lucy Anderson to Louisa Curkendall,
part lot 3. block 26, Old Town of Moline,
Herman Meyer to C. E. White, lots 13
and 14, White's add, Moline Heights,
C. F. Hemenway to John T. Welch,
lot 3, C. F. Hemenway's add., Moline,
8. S. Davis to Henry Rundqmst, part
lots 7 and 8. block 9. Wood's Third add.,
Moline, $ 1.875.
19. Charles E. Sayre to Alanson L.
Sayre. si sej and sej swj 21. 16. lw,
10. Insanity of Amanda Johnson.
Jury impanelled and sworn. Hearing,
verdict insane and a pauper. Ordered
committed to Central Insane Hospital.
20 Conservatorship of Bridget Ma-
roney. Petition of conservatrix for sale
of real estate filed.
Estate of Simon E. Fox. Report of
sale of personal property filed.
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Orchard State bunk, of Orchard. Ne
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securities; 7 per ctnt interest net to in
vestors. No loans made except upon
the personal inspection of tbe'ofikere
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References Mitchell & Lynde. bank
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