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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1892.
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Tuesday. October 19. 1893.
DIMOiKAt (4' JATIOX L. TICKET
"For rresident GROTKR CI EVE LAND
For Vice President.. ..AIM A. K. STEVKKsofe
For Gov rnor JOH S r' A LTG B LD
For Congressman at lar. e JOHN C. BLACK
For Cong ressman at) .nre.ADKKV J. HUNTEK
For Lieutenant Governor JOSkPH B GILL.
For Secretary of Mate WM U DlNRK'Uh VN
For Auditor DAVIDu'aE
For Treasurer ROC N. KAMSK.Y
For Attorney General M. T. MA l,ONEY
For Elector, UhUH J HH lS K Y
F. rt onif es, 11th i 1st TRUMAN PLANTZ
For Miniber Board o( Kqu ilizst on,
11. R BAU1LESON
For Rcpn.aitit.tlTe, Twenty-ftist. Disc.
JOSaPU H, MULLIGAN
For StiteV Attorney ,....M. J. Mc"NI?Y
For Circuit tlcrk PKTkR FkKY
For Coroner WISSl.OW HOWARD
tirrmaiiT la hieh protective tartar ccran
try kail wire are much lower there titan
In free trade Knirlanrt. The name 1m true
of France, Austria. Italy. Kuaxia ami Spain
nil hlirh tarltfand low ware payinir coun
tries a compared with Knlantl. Speaking
(reneraily, waxea are from 20 to 40per cent
liieher in free trade Kncland than in the
high tariff countries of continental Kurope.
And KngllMh irucett only begran to rruw
higher a tariff taxation wan reduced uttder
free trade t'hlcaito Trionne.
HE 'WAS A FOREIGNER.
The Knownothing organizations of
Illinois will not take part in the Colum
bian Exposition, because Columbus was
not born in the United States, liesidea
being a member of the Roman Catholio
DON'T like them.
Republican speakers and newspapers
continue to be dissatisfied with Judge
Altgeld" speeches, and are full of advice
to him oa the subject. The judge is so
busy making voted that he has no time
to listen to them.
ADVICE NOT NEEDED.
How happy the Republican bosses
would be if they could only induce the
Democrats to take their advice as to the
conduct of the campaign. Somehow
the Democrats feel fully capable of
running their side of the machine.
While their is not much hurrah in the
campaign this year the Democrats cer
tainly have the advantage of their op
ponents in the size of their political
meetings in Illinois. Everywhere it is
the same. Even in the great Republican
strongholds the Democratic meetings are
nearly always the largest. This may be
only a straw, but it is a straw that poli
ticians usually count on pretty heavily.
It is suggested that the Democratic
party in Illinois be arrested for treason,
for intimating that there is corruption
in the management of state affairs by
Republicans. This would be in line with
the principles of the oligarchy, which
controls the Republic an party.
Democratic county clerks should re
member that the new election law gives
them the right to designate the order in
which the nominees of the different par
ties shall appear on the ballot. The
Republican secretary of state has sug
gested that the Republican column
should come first, but dont you permit
it. The. Democratic acolumn should
occupy the first place, or the one on the
left of the ticket in all counties having a
Democratic county clerk.
One of the amusing things in the
.present campaign in Illinois is the Re
publican claim' that they-1 re holding
their own with the election of 1888.
They pretend to have made a poll of, the
state and to base their calculations on
this poll. The value of this poll is shown
by a single incident. In a county in
central Illinois a poll was made by the
t local managers. In one of the precincts
the first list showed a decided Demo
cratic gain. This was unsatisfactory
and the list was sent back for revision.
Some slight changes were made, but
still the managers were not satisfied, and
it was sent back again. This time the
poll taker was on to his job, and
his return showed a small Republican
gain. This proved satisfactory and was
sent to state headquarters to make up
the general total. This is a fact, and
the whole poll of the state made by the
Republicans is no doubt built on this
ban is. The fact is they dare not give
out their figure3 by counties, for it
would give their whole scheme away.
They make a general claim in order to
.keep up the spirits of the Tank and file.
So Lush Crooker has left the Republi
cans and jumped into .the band wagon.
Bis party will miss him, for he has been
the best verifier ofparty spirit in the
organization. His ready tongue and
- unfailing wit will never be employed in
the cause of the just.
IT WONT HURT. v "
One of the complaints made against
Fifer is that he promises the same office
to several men. He is perfectly safe
. this time however, in promising each
office in bis gift to any number of the
. boys. They, wont call on him to carry
out his engagements. Altgeld will make
The Republican managers bare pulled
TJncle Dick Oglesby out to make a few
speeches. So far be has not told the
Story of hgw his party in, the legislature
sneived him tn order to vote Tor Cicero
D. Li idley, and thus pave the way for
A. J. Streeter. Unole Dick spoke of it
at the time, and his remarks were inter
laced with words usually represented by
y NOTHING SATISFACTORY.
OUr Republican friends insisted that
Cleveland would smash the Democratic
platform in his letter of acceptance, and
they found fault with him in advance.
Well, he approved the platform and they
still find fauit with him. We fear they
will find nothing satisfactory in this
campaign r election.
"Cannon must be defeated," said a
Republican from the so-called Cannon
district. He will not get any of the votes
he lost two years ago, and will lose
more. He never forgives, and we
understand it, and propose at this elec
tion to kill him for once and all. There
is no compromise with a wolf like him.
He most be eliminated from the politics
of the district.
And still we find the Republican poli
ticians unwilling to bet their money on
Fifer. Occasionally some enthusiast
will put up a few dollars, but this is
followed each time by a quiL't attempt
to hedge after he thinks the matter over.
Governor Fifer ridiculed J udge Altgeld
for shaking hands with the people in
the slioiis and business houses. Fifer
evidently regards himself as above shak
ing hands with the common people.
HOW IS THIS.
It is sakl on good authority that
several members of the G. A. R. post'in
Springfield were never in the army.
One of them is an employee in the office
of Secretary of state. How is this? Is
this to enable him to visit G. A. R. posts
of the state in behalf of his bess, while
drawing a salary from the state treasury.
The Folly of Drawing from Memory.
"The man who draws is much more apt
to make a laughing stock of himself than
the one who writes," said an artist,"lecause
the errors in a picture are discernible at a
glance, while it is necessary to read an
article carefully before its mistakes can be
picked out. The folly of drawing from
memory an object with which one is not
perfwvly familiar has resulted in more
laughable pictures than have ever been
produced intentionally by the caricaturists.
1 he world still laughs over the examples
oi false perspective which Hogarth gave us
in a satirical moment, and not long ago
one of the comic weeklies brought a con
temporary to task in an illustrated skit
which showed that the ofTeuuing drafts
man had put boues in the picture of a
skeleton where nature had never placet!
them. All this has just lieen brought to
mind by an illustration on the first page of
an illustrr.teil woman's magazine.
"The picture represents a young man
seated on a piano. Although Lis left arm
Is extended to its full length, his fingers
reach over only about two-thirds of the
keyboard. Ten octaves are plainly marked
in the drawing, and as the view of the end
of the instrument is cut off one is left in
the drk as to how many more there miht
be. If the magazine would only produce
the man who played that piano it could
make a fortune ly exhibiting him. At
any rate, it is a nice family piano at which
all the members could easily play at the
same time." New York Evening Sun.
AN INTERESTING COSMOPOLITAN
CITY IN SOUTH AMERICA.
Deadly Priisslc Acid.
A physician well known to the St. Louis
public contributes the -following information:
Hydrocyanic acid, or, as it is most com
monly called, prussic nciil, is one of the
most deadly poisons known to animal life.
It is a volatile principle contained in nu
merous shrubs and trees, chiefly the wild
cherry, bitter almond, cherry lanrel, St..
Ignatius bean and the peach tree. It is
obtained by distillation from ferrocyanide
of potassiur l y the action of salphnric
acid in the form of a liijlit, colorless pas.
The preparaf ion kept ia the drug store is
a dilute acid of a strength of 2 per cent, of
anhydrous a 'd in distilled wnter, a color
less liquid, with the odor of bitter almonds.
Tbe dose is from two to six drops. One
half grain of the anhydrous ticid is suffi
cient to prod nee death. It is used in medi
cine in correcting diseases of the stomach,
also whooping cough and the last stages
of consumpt n.
It is very volatile and the fumes will de
stroy vegetable life, causing the stems of
plant j to witLer rind dry up. Its effect on
tbe lower animals is similar to its action
on man, wit", tiie exception of the horse
and the hyena, upon whom it does not ap
pear to produce any impression. In fatal
closes it califs death quickly by paralyz
ing the heart's action. After death the
rigor mortis '-ts in, and in a few moments
the unfortunate subject is as stiff as a
board. St. Louis Republic.
Tbe Ventilation of Sleeping Cars.
No one in tjese days would t hink of tak-
jng a night journey by rail in anything ;
hut a "sleener," and yet the ''sleeper" of
today is in m -iy respects a horrible place i
in which to spend a niijht. Overlooking ;
the annoyares of toilet making in the
cramped qur iters of the car, the condition
of the air of a. filled car on awakening in
the morning' Is something terrible to ex
perience. One cause of this could have
been remove-! long agcrwithout an invent
or's interposition. A principal reason for
the poor ventilation of such cars has been
the compartments at each end, which run
rinir up to te roof cut off the main source
ot ventilation viz., the circulation of air
through the cars by the motion of the
An ordinary car receives a supply of pure
air in this way every time the door is
opened, but .a a sleeper sue j ventilation is
guarded aguinst not ouly by the partitions,
but by swinging doors at their side de
signed to r -ke the entrance of a stray
draft impossible. We suggest to the
sleeping 'Car companies that a carpenter
and a kit of tools would noon doenough in
the way of ventilating their cars to silence
many complaints and add to the public
health. New York Post.
Milk for Conanmptlves.
Cows in Norway have been credited with
the power of extracting sustenance from
stones which traveler in that couutry
have seen them licking. - A more substan
tial diet is found for them in the winter in
some parts of the country, where provender
of all kinds is scarce, in the shape of heads
of the codfish, which are pounded into a
mash. The milk of cows so fed tastes
strongly of cocHTveroil and cannot be pleas
ant to drink, yet with all of its unpleasant
ness it may I.e very valuable to consump
tive patients. New York Telegram.
At Fnnta Arena Spring; Begins in Sep-
. tember and Winter Commencfn In J one.
The Inhabitants Are Made Up of Many
' Nationalities The Patagoiiiana.
Away down near the tip end of the South
American horn we find one of the end
towns of the world Punta Arenas. It is
located in lat. 53.10, on the New Brunswick
peninsula, in the territory of Magellanes,
Chili. Its name is derived from its situa
tion, as Punta Arenas is the Spanish for
Just back of the town large fields that
were formerly covered with timber, but
that had been burned away, are now cov
ered by a thick growth of moss, except
where the frugal and industrious settler
has cleared the ground either for grazing
or for agricultural purposes, and still back
of these fields snow capped mountains rise
to an altitude of 1,000 feet or more. Op
posite the point and just across the Straits
of Magellan is the island of Terra del
Fueero or "the land rrf fire." Magellan, its
discoverer, so named it because on the
night of his discovery there was an almost
continuous string of fires dotted along its
entire shore. These fires were no doubt the
Fiemals the natives nsed to warn one an
other of the approach of strangers.
Punta Arenas was founded in 1S-13 as a
convict settlement, and. continued as such
nntil the European steamship lines adopt
ed the route through the-straits; then it
became a coaling and supplying station.
taking the place of the Falkland islands.
500 miles distant. As it is practically the
only town in southern South America, the
distance from the nearest town on tiie
Pacific coast to the nearest on the Atlantic
being about 4,t00 rr iles, Punta Arenas soon
became quite an important station of call
and supply, and, necessarily following, an
important town in both commercial and
The senriir.g of convicts was stopped
alter the stean-.slups adopted it as a coal
ing and supplying station, and in their
stead were sent 800 immigrants with a
governor to take pOK.ses.-ion of the terri
tory. The military guard was also with
drawn during the war wit h Peru, a ticket
of leave being granted to the convicts who
consented to serve in the Chilian army.
After these undesirable occupants left the
population steadily increased, until in 1SSS
It reached the sum of 2.0U0 in all.
Here also the daily formula of affairs
with which we are accustomed to in steady
going New York is turned upside down
aud backside foremost, although the
changes are by no means as startliug as at
Hammerfest. Think of spring commenc
ing in September, summer in December.
autumn in March and winter in June;
think of speaking of the heats of Decern
ber ami the cold, boisterous winds of June;
think of a country that produces men six
and almost seven feet Lich.
The climate is of course the first subject
lor our consideration. Though it is often
cold ar.d chilly and very nearly always
wet, yet it is very healthful, in fact the
wet provinces are the most salubrious,
and what ill health there is is generally
owing to some fault of the people. One of
the r.iost fatal diseases is dysentery, aris
ing from a too free consumption of the
watermelon, and next in rank, owing to
the tmi system of sewerage, are gastric.
typhoid and typhus fevers. The sewers
generally consist of partly opened channels
passing through the houses, sometimes
with running water and at other times
nearly dry. The most healthful period is
just before the rain sets in during the
month of April, when the death rate is 7.1
per thousand; the most unhealthful isdur
ing the heats of December and January,
when the death rate reaches 9.9.
Punta Arenas is distinctively a cosmo
politan town. Every race, every nation,
every class has its representative the
Chinese, the negro, the Irishman, the Pole,
the Englishman, the Italian, the German,
the Russian, the Portuguese, the Hebrew,
the Spaniard. AH these are represented
by ex-conviets, fugit ives, castaway sailor
deserters, and bust, but by no means the
least, the legitimate merchant, with a
legitimate business and a legitimate pur
pise. But the real natives are the Pata
gouians and the Spaniards, bearing re
spectively tbe same relationship to their
country and to each other as the Indians
do toward Americans and the United
States. The Patagonians, numbering
about C0.O0O in all, inhabit the territory
of Magellanes and the island of Terra del
Fuego, and in stature are the giants of tbe
world. In fifty ordinary men the average
height was 6 feet 4i inches, the tallest
being 6 feet K inches, and the shortest
being 0 feet f an inch. There is noth
ing odd about their religion. They wor
ship a deity called Coche, and also believe
in tbe immortality of the soul. But al
though their religion does not forbid it,
they do not practice polygamy quite an
unusual thing among the South American
The Spaniards are the same Spaniards
we know in sunny Spain, except t hat their
instincts and language are slightly modi
fied by admixture with foreign nations.
The rules of society life are practically the
same as in France or Catholic Germany.
They dress altout the same; they live aliout
the same; they are amused about the same,
and their inclinations also run in about
the same direction. Sunday is spent as a
holiday, at which time the people indulge
in bulls, receptions, dinners, theaters and
operas, hut the Sunday that stands out
beyond all" others, the great fete day of the
year, is the one on which occurs the bull
fight, the sport par excellence of all the
Spnu ish nations. Athletic sports are un
known, but good horsemanship is com
mon. The Americans, with their usual go
ahead spirit, have introduced and con
structed railways, telegraphs, flour mills,
One of the most interesting but at the
same time most dangerous physical fea
tures is the earthquake. All Chili is sub
ject to frequent light earth shocks that
cause great alarm lest they should be fol
lowed by tbe "earthquake" itself. The
shocks cause little if any danger and are
rarely followed by the earthquake, the lat
ter, according to popular belief, occurring
about once every fifty years. The people
have guarded as best they can agaiust
earthquakes by constructing low, one 6tory
buildings, that look strange indeed in con
trast to the sky scraping edifices of New
York; Vut practicability is tbe . ruling
spirit, except with the anglomanioc
Goldthwaite's Geographical Magazine. ; '
. Kissing Flying; Ballet.
In 1877, during the Nez Perce Indian
war, ia the Cottonwood fight, F. A. Fenn
had a bullet cut four liples .in his panta
loons without drawing blood, and one
burned - both lips and loosened a front
tooth. This was kissing a bullet in reality.
Cor. Forest and Stream.
Patronize Heme Industry and Frctcct the Labor of America
- bt rsnie
- MERRICK'S' SPOOL COTTON. -
It Is Six Cord Soft Fir ah. ' nil rreai-nrp. and U eq ially well adapted for Hand and Machine
Sewing, t-'or sale by
u U Ery Gcoda Feuer generally.
MERRICK THREAD CO., 205 Filth Avenue, Chicago
$4.00 per Month for Ten years,
cr $6 00 per Month .for Six years
Pays Principal and Interest and seeures you
a Deed with Abstract of Title.
ON EACH PLAN. LOCATION 38th 6 IV
PRICES WILL BE ADVANCED.
Ct me early and secure choice locations and lowest prices
BUFORD & GUYERS Addition.
Apply to J. M. Buford or E. H. Guyer.
THE IRST OfA-S
now located at hlj new shop.
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
Light Shoe a specialty. Oppoeito the Old a tand.
314 BRADY STREET,
Tte Fat.i. and Wiittfr Goods are now DAVENPORT,
In. Remember we are ehowing the largest aud most varied
assortment of Domestic and Impokted goods in th three
cities Suits made to your measure from $20 to $40; Trou
rs made to your measure $ 5 to $13
3. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Oiailci
y&ce and Shop Corner Seventeen Bt.
- and Seventh A resile,
T"A11 kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plcs rt! ertmates for a'; kinit of hn.::iM
feral aheo on mpu'lctvn: .
1 ate "1 --Jftx.
en arumrmatee to cure nil rr!. li w!l vr
Hriu'i l'ow-r li.idarlii. r-i i j.t. uu-.,:,. .... :.. i'
biii-, KerT,tt.t,ea. arUtj-ie. -It ruins. n-M lot poocr mi its.- 'ijiwrm..
iYfmif X jU. .JTm1l eirr.rs-erv-1 - : , - ,,r . x.eZi,,l
mawommtm atom catso. rtjund Uu money. Circular tree, f - jrM A tr h;ci . u. , u .cu. 7u
WTrxr s.Ia tn r..u. t 1 . 1 i . rr . r t- . . . - . -
For sale ia Rock island by Hartz & Bahceea. 8d Ave .'and 2Uti street
avenport Business College.
COMPLETE IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.
FOR CATALOGUE ADDRIH8 - . - '
C. DUNCAN Proprietor.
DR. D. 0. Fr U TH,
tie unrgcoa in in,- i nn- t Medical J -,n.
par. i.f en Y...1, ,rn
Qva created iiih a ,.n;iii..n n a-,1 ,.,,,,
htcago by cimt ? . i..n that aim I. m'.i th
nedical fraternity of Hi-conn rv.
Dr. Kra'h is rrei1t-Dt f tt; !V:t'u V .., 1
Co., and member of the 1 t. rna m' A ; ,'
Of K'ptrt fpecia'ls (. He wi!i v'dit
KOi K !!.
BnnnuT rnl litln-. Ocf in .,
Reluming every month torrmi i, tn o I , . 7
t he ycir. -
Dr. FrutU has bet-n Sunni- t-a -:it, ,r , ,
boi itnl lu the coin ry. ami h it- s .,. j j
dlsgnoinc ai d treatin dig a-"i-p n.d ci f r ,
He will plve $S0 f.r any a'r t tt h
fill be iac-i e an-! whee Iim-in IV .
nt- a. He will re'iirn to 1-ock IfIuii ! ev ? i;1 :
this yf a' to n nni'n t v da
Ireattall uruile Metual aril .vrn ,,r
acute arit t hronie rtt'trrh, il tern t nt th- I: r
Vow, Throat and Lung. Ilfp' t-t:o. I.-;-',
Diteare. hia ett. A'.vnji. Lir . ilr.;.r
C hronic Female and Sexual 1ieeui-t.
Ejil'Pv o- cur d A po-itiv.1 1 nnr im
"VOl'XtJ AN i Minili.E-.lf.EU MEN
S'lffertntc fnira spermatorrhea acd ini iie-.
the result of lf-thus n y utli or x e - i- -lV
tnre iears a-'d other csm-g, pruiue:nj -on.e , f t.
fullowiu,' effec s ss -in!-tnn. ttlulrlier. 1 i,
nerToa nss. d'zines', c nfuin f nl a-;. ; . r'
itn to society, defective nr mrv. and " ,:i.-t' . x-han-t'on.
which unfit th; vict4nF- f i.- bi.!-M,-- (.r
marriage. are p:rmaaeDtl cured hy rvmiiiic- u
BLOOD AND SKIN DI1 ASE .
pTphi'is and comtl c tions.NS - oar tt:nm' f-;; -'t
of tne h-.ir. -aiu in the bones. rnp-.tjs . ar.
are perfectly eridicated w th out r.aiu ru r nr. t
or other 1 ju ions ilrnei" G' trlim a ;'' vr,
tric"nre and 1' urin-iry and kidney roub .- i-,.
er ediiy cured by tn a'm nt tliat ha n- v r f .. . i
He undertakes no Incurable ms--. bi.t (
thousanas given u. to die. It- m it bor th.
and c me eurly. as his ro rrs are ilw s r ri i
wliervT.r he Mop CONSULT A I' N FltLK.
tr"Oasee and correspontlt nc c mfuleiit . at :
treatment sent by express wi'h full dir ct i,- f. r
use, but personal couultat on pref rred
. . t- it i" rii
Ltikr .ie , ricn .
-ALL KINDS or-
ast Iron Work
loae. A epe.lalty of farnighlrg al. klsdf
ot btnyea with Caatlns a 8 eems
A MACHINE SR0?
as teen added bere aU klnd of niiri.-rje
arotk arill b done aret-claB.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AV E
DOWNING BROS.. Profts.
: Shirt Factory :
Our Shirts .
Are our specialty. We make them ourselves,
atronixe home industry.
Our Suits .
Are made to your order, and they are tuilor-made
at prices ranging from $16 up.
Our Pants .
Are down In prices und we invite compet 'tion.
Call and make your selection from over 2t)U diI r
eut samples at prices from S3 and up.
Our Prices .
Cannot be duplicated, our workmansMp cannot '
excelled, our goods we warrant, and last, bnt e'
teast, your patronage is solicited.
Call and see us at the
Tri-'Jity Shirt Factory,
1609 second aver no, oyer Loorley crockery store.
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Calf, Kid or Goat,
Heels or Spriag Heels,
Oxford or Button,
Ladies, Misses and Children's
Shoes for Everybody I
How cheap tbey are; cur every
offer a bargain; examine and
be - conviaced Satisfaction
Shoe Store, 307 Tw. otleth street. Rock Island.
OEO. P. STATJDUHAR,
Plans and inperintendenoa for all class of
Rooms 53 and 56, Mitchell Lynde building