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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1892
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Fridat Octobkr 21. 1892
deboi uaiic ATio.vi.Tirm:r
For Fresident GROVER PI F VELAND
For Vice President AULA I E. SiKVl.Nsv.-
For Govs rnor JOHN ALTGELT)
For Congressman at lare JOHN C. BLACK
ForConKit-ssman atl.ree.ADK.V J. HUNTEK
For Lieotensnt Governor JOShFII B GILL
For Secretary of State.... WM a U1KH'HH-K
ForAnd'tor DAVID OrtE
For Treasurer Kl'FUS N. RAMSEY
For Attorney General M. T. M A LON E Y
ForKlcrmr. llrh tst ..J HIIANI EY
For Con ess. 11th List TRl'MAX PLANTZ
Fat Member Board of Koualltent on.
H. R BAKTLESON
For Renrtsentative. Twentv-nrst Disc.
JOSEPH H, MULLIGAN
For State's Attorney , M. J. McPNIRY
For Circuit Clerk PETKR FKEY
For Coroner WISSl.OW HOWARD
Orrmnnv I a hlcrli protective tariff -onn
trv and wasres are much lower there than
In free trade tCiiirlaiKl. The same Ik true
of France, Austria. Italy, Kuia and Spain
all hitch tarirTanil low pay-ins coun
tries as compare)! w ith Kiiiclnl. Speaking
arenerallv. w acres are from SO to 40 Mr cent
hlchrr In frre trade KnElanci than in the
hiach tarirr countries of continental Kurope
And Kncrlish wasres only hecran to irrow
blither as tariff taxation wan reduced under
free trade. Chicago Trlhune.
If the tate militiamen exhibit any
cOfVness toward Governor Fifer at Chi
cago, the eovt-rnor will no doubt UDder
stand tbe reason. Turn about is fair
play, and the militia may embrace the
opportunity to give his excellency to on
deratard that they have not forgotten his
conduct in the appointment cf a surgeon
general some months since.
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat ad
ances the suggestion that inasmuch as
it says that President Harrison appointed
Judge Gresham to the federal bench be
should remove him for bis disloyalty. If
Judge Gresham owed any of his political
honors to Harrison he would never have
had any. It was President Arthur who
recognized Judge Greeham's ability suf
ficiently to call him into bis cabinet and
afterward elevate him to the U. S. dis
trict bench. And it may be said it w
the distinction thus won that brought
tbe judge out as a candidate for tbe pre
idential nomination and thus aroused
Harrison s envy and bat red. tbe same
spirit that has prompted tbe small man
from Indiana in diligently ignoring all
opportunity to appoint tbe judge to tbe
supreme conrtof tbe United States.
Veterans, Read the Troth!
Private pension bills signed by tbe
presidents during their term of office
since 1661 were in number as follows:
President A Lincoln 44
" A. Johnson 4-11
" 1'. !. Grant, (8 years) 5
' R. B. Hayes, (4 yars) SS4
" i. A. Arthur. (4 y ars) 7"rt
" Grover Cleveland, (4 years) 1,85
These figures cannot te refuted.
And more veterans were retained in
office by Grover Cleveland than by any
This canDotbe denied.
Rend what Gen. Grant's friecd, George
W. Cbildx, in the Philadelphia Ledger,
"In this private pension busicess tbe
president (Cleveland), bas been engaged
in correcting tbe errors of congress. He
has done it at tbe rick of baying bis mo
tives misrepresented, his conduct de
nounced, his patriotism questioned, bin
popularity impaired; tut conscious of
being right, determined to do rlebt, he
bas gone refolutely on in tbe faithful
discharge of his duty. That is what be
should be encouraged to continue o do,
and by no others more than tbe brave
men who fought the battles of their
country. an1 who should now stand
shoulder to shoulder with the com m under-in
chief of tbe army in lis efforts to
make tbe pension lint roll of bonrr and
every pension certificate a token of va!or
and patriotism "
Filer's Tinkerton Ileeord.
Gov. Fifer is endeavoring to straight
en out his Pinkerton record. In the
campaign of 1SHS he planted himself
upon the state law forbidding the or
ganization and ermiloyment of such
mercenary bodies. In 188W the
tons took possession of the iiraidwood
coal mines during the miners' strike.
Gov. Fifer never oened hiB mouth then
in opposition to the employment of
Finkertons. That wasn't a compaign
year, you know. The present is a cam
paign year and Fifer is a candidate.
LETTER INDORSING CLEVB
Oarfleld'a Attorney General Oenounees th
Republican Party for Its Action on the
Tariff and Silver Questions and the ForM
Hon. Wayne Mc Veagh, one of the ?ad
ing Republicans of the nation and whe
iras attornev eeneral under President
Garfield, has written a letter to the Mas
sachusetts Reform club in reply to an in
vitation to deliver an address in which
ill ter announcing; his intention to vott
for Cleveland, he says:
'"In the present campaign what mtj
fairly be called the false alarms of tin
canvass will prove of little value becaust
of the general confidence in the safe anc
conservative character of both candi
lates. The average voter kno-vs tha'
Tree trade is impossible in this country
for the conclusive reason that the vast
revenues now required to meet the ex
lnse of the government will necessarily
afford a far higher degree of protection
to our established and prosperous manu
facturers than either Alexander Ha mil
ton or Henry t.;iay thought Uesirable in
the infancy of our weak and struggling
industries. The average voter also
knows that the irredeemable paper cur
rency in use before the war can never
reappear. On the other hand, he knows
as well that no system of duties or iin
osts, however inequitable, can prevent
our continued growth in wealth, in man
ufactures and in population a growth
due to the
INCOMPARATIVE GIFTS OF PROVIDENCE,
the intelligence and energy of the people,
ana the blessings ot Tree institutions.
"While I am more than ever resolved
to hold duty to country far alove any
ties to party, I find myself at present in
general accord with the Democratic
party and willing to trust its course in
the future. The insight, the courage and
the patriotism the masses of the party
exhibited in compelling the nomination
Of Mr. Cleveland, when he was without
a single officeholder to support his can
didacy, seem to me to demand that I
should meet them in the same spirit and
act with them as long as they maintain
that high standard of policy and of ad
ministration. It is the more easy to do
so because the Republican party, secur
ing its return to power four years ago by
promising to preserve matters as they
were, at one embarked upon what I re
gard as a reckless and revolutionary pol
icy, even overturning all the safeguards
of legislation in the house of representa
tives in tlleir haste to pass the force bill
and the McKinley bill, both to my mind
unnecessary and unwise measures.
"The opposition to the force bill, which
measure is not only sure to create far
greater evils than it would cure, but as
also subversive of the rights of the states,
has become so earnest and widespread
that it is said to have lieen abandoned;
but it must not lie forgotten that only
two years ago such a measure was
warmly advocated bv President Har
rison, earnestly supported by the Repub
lican party and very narrowly escarted
becoming a law.
'There is no pretense, 'however, that
the McKinley bill is abandoned. On the
contrary, our express approval of it is de
manded. No doubt that bill, which I
cannot but think was an uncalled for dis
turbance of then existing tariffs, greatly
lienentea a lew interests but certainly it
greatly oppressed many others. Of the
protected industries thems"lve manv
were then, as now, in far more urgent
need of free raw materials than of higher
protection. Out with raw materials on
the free list the bill could not have
passed, for those having such materials
for sale controlled enough votes to defeat
it, and they were very likely to do so if
their bounties were discontinued. The
manufacturers who desired fceeraw ma
terial were therefore obliged to join in
the objectionable process of
rxcREASirta prices by restricting pro
thus adding to the number of trusts bv
which the price of the necessaries of life
is placed at the mercy of unlawful com
binations of capital. It is not surprising
that lulor. believing it..elf to be oj
pressed, should ri-,e in revolt and civil
war nas actually raged this summer in
four different sections of the country.
and, of course, the farmers, paying more
for what they buy and getting less for
what they sell, grow poorer day bv
day, and excellent farms in some of the
most fertile sections of this most highly
piotected state will hardly bring the cost
I of the buildings upon them.
"But the economic evils, however
great, of the JUcKinley bill, and the un-
Every drop in the thermometer now drops a thousand votes from
the Republican estimate. This is flannel buying time. Herald.
HOW MUCH LOWER WILL IT DROP 1
" I reasonable system of protection it repre
l inker Kentlit are cf far importance to mv
mind than the moral evils which follow
in their wake. In deciding for what
pur loses the masses of the people may
proierly lie taxed, it must not lie forgot
ten that taxes have a wonderful capacity
for filtering through all intervening ob-
;t n c 1 until 1 riir i-onoti 1 n I 1 1
Hence he claims to be teetotally opposed of toil nnd re8ting there and therefore
to Pinkertonism in all its phases. lie
wonts the miners' votes, don't you see?
the giving ot bounties under any form
of taxation is mainly the giving away of
the wages of labor. The sad truth that
the curse of the poor is their poverty is
illustrated in nothing more clearly than
the undue share they sutler of the bur
dens of taxation.
"But apart from this considerate ,
ought not taxes only lie imposed as re
quired for public purposes, or may they
To County Clerks.
Secretary of State Pearson has issued
a circular to county clerks in the inter
est of the Republican party, and Demo
cratic county clerks should beware of it.
The law gives the county clerk the right
to determine the order in which the dif-
.n.i nf nimdiilntoa alioll 1 m
placed, and the secretary of state haa ' also le imposed for the pecuniary ad.-an-'
;tu i rk,n,.' tage of such persons or classes as are abh
county clerks should have the ballota "ltrl congressional action in their
printed so that the Democratic ticket or? It seems to me Uke a travesty on
" , .,.. ,i. taxation to require, as the McKinley bill
2he left of the ballot. This is their right the farmer who grows corn m Indi-
, mn ix fh' ana to pay a bounty to the farmer who
Republican clerks will in every case give
their own party the preference.
produces sugar cane in Louisiana, or to
require the farmer who grows wheat in
Pennsylvania to pay a bounty to the
farmer Who produces mapie syrup in
Vermont. But it is
NEARER TRAGEDY THAN TRAVESTY
to tax the masses of the people to increase
the wealth of the very wealthy owners
of most of our protected industries. But
even such inequality and injustice are
the least of its evils, for while such a sys
tem endures political corruption is abso
lutely sure to increase, as such a system
not only invites but requires the corrupt
use of money both at the polls and in
congress. It is of its very essence that
"fat" shall be "fried" out of its benefici
aries. Who shall happen to do this
"frying," or who shall happen to dis
tribute the "fat" upon any particular
occasion, is a mere matter of detail; but
while that system lasts both will con
tinue to be done by somebody and the
evils of a system of legislative bounties,
so far from stopping, only begins with
those bounties secured to the industries
protected by the tariff.
"The disastrous course of the Republi
can party on the silver question is an apt
illustration of this truth. It ought to lie
an honest money party, and it would if
it could; but. while it demanded in
creased bounties for its favorite manu
facturers, it could not refuse increased
bounties to the silver producers, as the
votes they control were proljably neces
sary to the passage of the McKinley bill.
So situated, the Republican party had
no alternative but to pass the silver law
of 1890, doubling the purchases of silver
and requiring the building of more ware
houses in which to store the useless metaL
The total purchases made by the govern
ment amount to hundreds of millions of
dollars, and would not realize, if re-sold.
one-half their cost, while the poison of a
debased currency, whose work however
slow is sure, is making itself daily more
and more felt in everv channel of busi
ness and finance and is inevitably
DRIVING GOLD OTT OF THE COUNTRY
and leading us to all the evils of a fluc
tuating and, therefore, dishonest cur
rency based upon silver alone. The Re
publican party cannot take any effective
steps towards repealing the bill, for the
silver men are very likely, if their bounty
is stopped, to so vote that the bounties of
the McKinley bill will stop also.
'The abuses of the pension system
furnish another apt illustration of the
evils sure to follow such a system of leg
islation. If congress was to levy taxes
upon the people to confer bounties upon
certain classes of manufacturers, it was
very natural that the pension agents
should also join hands to increase their
fees by an indiscriminate granting of
pensions. The result is that nearly a
generation after the close of the war
there is a steady increase of the vast
sums passing through the pension agents
hands, until now the total amount stag
gers belief and has become of itself a very
serious burden upon the treasury. From
the day of Lee's surrender until now no
single voice has ever been raised against
the most generous provision for every
person who had any just claim upon the
gratitude of the country, but surely there
is neither reason nor justice in legislation
which destroys all distinction between
the discharge of duty and the shirking
of it, between loyal service and desertion
of colors, between wounds received in
battle and diseases contracted in the pur
suits of peace.
"As the Republican party is now defin-
tely committed to the policy of taxing
the people for the purpose of giving
bounties to such jiersons or interests as
can secure the necessary votes in con
gress, so me uemocratic jmrty is now as
definitely committed to the policy of re
stricting taxation to the needs of the
government for public purposes alone.
The gulf fixed letweon these two poli
cies of taxation is as wide and as deepae
can well exist between tiolitical parties"
I AM ALSO CONVINCED
that the other causes in which I am in
terested cannot hope for success until
the avowed olicy of the Republican
party on this subject is overthrown.
Until then the right of each state to con
trol elections within its lrders will not
be secured. Until then there is no pros
pect of enjo' ing the single and stable
standard of value which other civilized
and commercial nations possess. Until
then there is no hope of placing either
our pension system or the regulation ot
immigration upon a just and proper ba
sis. Until then the purification of our
politics will continue, 'the iridescent
dream, which high Republican authority
has declared it must remain. Until then
any pretended reform of the civil service
will prove, as it has proved these last
four years, a delusion and a snare. And
until then even ballot reform, the best
help yet discovered to honest elections,
and already threatened with overthrow
by the Republican managers in Maine,
Vermont and Indiana, must share the
Eame fate of betrayal in the house of its
FAMED SANTA MARIA.
COLUMBUS' FLAGSHIP COMPARED
WITH MODERN SAILING VESSELS.
Tbe Wonder to tbe Mariner of Today Is
How the Navigator Crossed the Ocean
In Ills Little Cararel-A Facsimile for
tbe World's Fair.
fcpam is now in the midst of a series
of fetes in commemoration of the dis
covery of America which will last till
late in October. On the 3d of August,
date of the sailing of Columbus from
-Palos, the jubilation began, and of all
the sights the exact reproduction of the
flagship of Columbus, the Santa Maria,
excited most amazement. Among the
sailors in the vast gathering there was a
loud chorus of astonishment and unbe
lief. Almost unanimously they de
clared that such a ship had not done tha
thing it was impossible.
iix-iioveritor Campbell, of Ohio, made a
speech to the Democratic wholesale dry
goods dealers of JCew York yesterday.
THE NEW SANTA MARIA.
It is indeed hard to believe that the
little caravel of 240 tons at the outside
could have made such a voyage, and
when one compares it with the large
Bailing vessels of today he may well be
incredulous. With the achievements
of steam and practical science we are
tolerably familiar, but the fact then
(though sailing vessels antedate written
history, the progress therein since 1493
is as great as in anything else) comes to
one as a great surprise. Compare the
little Santa Maria with, for instance,
the magnificent Shenandoah, the Ameri
can four masted bark and queen of all
sailing vessels, which a few months ago
went from San Francisco to Liverpool
with 5,002 tons of wheat on board.
Consider first the big sailer. The
Shenandoah, commanded by Captain
Murphy, was one of the five which left
the Bay of San Francisco last year on
the famous race around the Horn. They
sailed at high tide, of necessity, as they
drew twenty-seven feet of water. The
weight of wheat aboard, 5,003 tons, was
the greatest cargo of the kind ever
placed in a vessel and equivalent to
106,733 bushels, or the crop of an aver
age agricultural county. An adequate
description of the Shenandoah would
fill a column. Sailer as she is, she
"makes sail by 6team," as sailors say
that is, the sails are pulled into place
by a little donkey engine, and of all
glorious sights to the seaman's eye there
is none more glorious than to see her
6well from bare poles to full rig of
snowy sails in less than five minutes.
The Santa Maria might have been
placed on the deck of the Shenandoah
without adding jierceptibly to her
weight of cargo. She was a decked ves
sel, and while the Spanish historians do
not deal in exact measurements they are
so minute in details of her capacity that
her size is known. Captain Gustavns
W. Fox, after a very careful calculation,
declares that her length was "63 feet
over all and 07 feet along her keel,"
with 20 feet beam and 10 feet in depth.
Her crew consisted of fifty seamen, and
in the list are found the names of one
Englishman and one Irishman. It is
really a pity that this list is not certain
ly authentic; it would be interesting to
know the name of the first Irish emi
grant to America. This historic vessel
was wrecked on Christmas eve, 1492, on
the coast of Hispaniola, a calamity duo
to the gross carelessness of the sailing
Small as 6he was, her consorts, the
Pinta and the Nina, were considerably
smarter, being mere barks, called cara
vels, without decks, unless the high
prow and stern may be so called. In tha
center such a vessel was absolutely open
and in no respect superior to the fishing
craft and other light coasting vessels of
today. That men should have been
willing to dare the passage of the
stormy Atlantic in such craft gives us a
high idea of their courage, and as a
matter of fact only Columbus, Las
Casa, the Pinzons and two or three
other mad enthusiasts were wnunt.
The crew consisted chiefly of desperate
cnaracters compelled to take the trip.
Many were released from prison to go,
and some had been condemned to death
and voluntered as a bare chance for life.
Our astonishment is but slightly miti
gated when we read that Columbus did
not ask for large vessels, for there were
many in the Spanish ports larger than
these. He firmly believed that the
voj-age would be comparatively short
and the sea where he was going always
smooth, and he particularly requested
each vessels as would enable him to ran
close in along the shores and 6ail np the
rivers. On his third voyage, when he
actually reached South America, he
complained of the size of his vessel,
which rendered coast exploration diffi
cult The Spanish authorities declare that
the Santa Maria of 1392 is an exact re
production in every detail of that of
1492. It has the same old fashioned
shape, the same primitive masts, rig
gings and (sails, and even tbe same ar
mament of falconets and mortars, hal
berds and arquebuses. The cabin of the
commander is furnished in the style of
the Fifteenth century, and its table is
littered with maps, documents and nau
tical instruments of tne period. Final
ly, its mastheads are decorated with the
royal standards of Castillo and Leon, in
exact imitation of the flags which Co
lumbus planted in the New World on
Oct. 12, 1493. The vessel is manned by
an excellent crew, obtained from among
the fishermen and sailors of Cadiz and
San Fernando, and placed under the
orders of a detachment of officers of the
At the opening of the Spanish fetes,
on Ang. 3, the war vessels of all nations
were at LIuelva to salute the new Santa
Maria on her first voyage down the river.
and her entrance into the Bay of Cadiz
was greeted bv deafening salvos. As
there was almost a dead calm, however,
she had to be taken in tow by a gunboat,
which marred the representation some
what. Later, however, she sailed out
beautifully on the route taken by Colum
bus, and returned to receive renewed
salutes. At this naval congress of na
tions the fact was humorously com
mented on that Columbus took with him
for interpreter a scholar who knew Lat
in, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Coptic and
Armenian, in addition to Spanish; that
this learned gentleman was a failure in
the New World, and that the first to
master any of the Indian tongues were
the most illiterate sailors. But this is
an oft repeated experience.
J. II. Beadle.
Hundreds are going to see turn
A forgotten Columbus Monument.
It is a mistake to suppose that there
was, up to a short time ago, no monu
ment to Columbus in the United States.
There is a monumental shaft in Balti
more. It is obscurely placed and is in
scribed "Chris. Columbus." It dates
from 1784. It was erected by the French
consul general, De Ainamour, who, with
some hundred o more French officers
and soldiers, remained in Baltimore
after the end of tho Revolutionary war.
"I have be b t tir' falvai od Oil for
ba:la'te, st Cue s in ttie nuk id i a.n
in tbe side and found ir- n do lut
errs I keep in oonstantlv n hscd.
Charles Haller. Urim Hill N J."
DR. D. 0. FRUTH,
Lte Surgeon In the Provident Medical Dispen
sary of New York.
Who ss creatfd sach a sensation In and around
Chicago by curlrg rieases that almost baffled the
medical frarernity of In coon'ry.
Dr. fra't- i Prejioect of tlie Froth Medical
Co., and member of the Inti-rnat'onal Association
of Expert Specia'ls s. He will visli
KO It ISl,to:
Nnndwv anl )lnitat. Oct IO and 17
IMuming every month to rrm-iin ttio day 'Jurir.y
Dr. Fruth has been conne ted with the lar -et
hospital in the coun'ry. and has no superior in
dlagno-in? ai.d treating diseases and d formitie.
lie will give 50 far any case that h cd not
tell the isev e and where lorsted in ffve min-nt-s.
lie will return to Kork Islan 1 every month
thi yea' to remain t days.
Treat all arable M'lhtl anil Surg ''eat n"teenet.
aeute ati'i chronic eutnrrh. iitta ot the Ey. Ear.
A'oee. 'Jhroat and Lvngt. Dyepipsia. Brinht't
JJiteaee. fJia'etee. Kidney. Lite', bladder.
Chronic Female and StT'tal ijittaeee.
Epllpy or Fit cured. A positive tuarantee.
OUNO AXtl MIDDLE-AUED MEN
Sofferin;; from spermatorrhea and imooteccy as
the result of self-annse in y.iuth or exces in ma
ture vears and other cases, producing some of the
following effecs as emidon. blotches, deniiity,
nervon-nes'. diziness. confusion of idea?, aver
sion to eociety. defective memory, and sexual ex
haut'on. which unfit the victoms for business or
marriage, are permanently cured by re mi die n"t
BLOOD AND SKIN DISEASE.
Syphilis and romol c-.tions.ss foar throat faliitir
of tne balr, pain in the bones, rrupsions etc , are
are perfectly eradicated w th out using mercury or
or other i.junou drugs Goncrrhoea. gleet,
stricture and si' urinary and kidney iroub es are
sHedily cured by trtatm-nt that has never failed.
He nndertakes no Incurable rases, but cures
thousands given np to die. Kemember the date
and came early, as his ro ms are slwavs crr.wded
Wherever he stops C'ONSL'LTAl ION FREE.
tT'Cases and correspondence confident . and
treatment sent by express with full dir. ct ns for
use, but personal consultation preferred
I. O. ml'TH
L.nU- Ave . 4 hirago.
-ALL KINDS 07-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furnishing aL kinds
of Su7es with Castings a 8 eenti
A MACHINE SHOP
nas been added where all kinds of machine
work will be done first-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS.. Propts.
Pick FTeadache end relieve all tho troubles Incf
ent to a bilious Btato of tho system, such
XHzzinesR, Kauses Drowsiatjss. Distress altec
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remaxkal'lo success baa boca shown in curing
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correct all disordersof thestoajachiiimulato tha
Jiver ud regulate the bowels, livun if they only
' Ael tnev wool J bo almost nrieelnes to those xrrys
eufier from tliisdi-rtressiuoj complaint; but fort o
Hatly thoirpoodcoasdora no,cndb.Te,a?idthosa
Trhaoucotry them will find tao little piils vain
tibielanoiany ways that they will not bo w.I
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fls the bane of so inany live that here fa whprs
iwemakeonrgreathoast. Our plllscureitwhila
Others do not.
Carter's Little Liver Fills ape very mull anl
very easy to take. One or two pills uaskoa doe.
They aro strictly veetablo and do no. gripe or
imtvc, but by their pen tie action please all who
use them. In vials at 25 cents; live f "r $1. Soltl
by druggists everywhere, or sent by LaiL
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Washes everything from a fine
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No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
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Telephone No. 1214
: Shirt Factory :
Are onr specialty. We make them ourselves.
Patronize home industry.
Our Suits .
Are made to yonr order, and the? arc tailor-mad
at prices ranging from $16 np.
Are down in prices nnd we invite competition.
Call and make your selection from over SOU differ
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Our Prices .
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Call and see ns at the
Tri-Oity Shirt Factory,
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GKIFFIN & KEATING,
No. 1712 First Ave.,
Rock Island, III,
Pbaotioal : : :
Gas Fitting and General Jobbing.
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
Calf, Kid or Goat,
Heels or Spring Heels,
Oxford or Button,
Ladies, Misses and Children's
Shoes for Everybody !
How cheap they are; our every
offer a bargain; examine and
be convinced. Satisfaction
Shoe Store, SOT Twentieth street. Rock Island.
GEO. P. STATJDUHAR.
Flats and superintendence for all class of
Eoomc 53 and 55. Mitchell & Lynde building