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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, DECEMKUK
3, 1892. 3
INLAND PAf FIC HAIL
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HtJSk H Plnmmer, agent.
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'-TmllWaUKHK A ST. PAUL KAIL
' A ttnnthwustern Division TU
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TUAINS- Lsav. Atturva
u.' Sxurvss 8:06 am 7:06 pm
. 2:0pm 1:25 pm
".fi'inTBivlatlon 9:10 am 8:00 pm
; 4:00pm! sm
HUrT DIBBCT BOUTX TO THB
st, South and Southeast.
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I Ace ir.mntlMinr. trams leave Rork Ia'aDd at
i .'. ai. am! 6 30 p. m ; arrive at Peoria 8 :K .
lie 1:1; a . m. 1 eave Peojia 6:00 a. m. and
:Sp.m; arrive Rock It-land 4:00 p. m. and 1:85
I i. tratrf r daily exrept Sunday.
a:: Lvr traini arrive and depart Dnlon
Fr. t f'pair ciron Fast Express between Rock
rni:at,d "pcina, both directions.
. -.-'.n.-i, :icke'j to ail points: baceace cnecked
i mm to df-i iriatinn.
I Accom. Accom.
' P.Tck Ilanl 9.1o am 4.00 pm
irr. R'.vnolds.... (10.20 am 5.06 pm
" ''''ie '11.00 am 5.40 pm
Accom. I Accom.
' Oahlf 8.20 am llMlpm
r. .-fli.ld 7.00 o I 1.45 pa
ljt2' '-land 7.55 ami 8.00 pm
.. B. SUULOW, a. -iTOCKHOUSB -
3aDer!ntendent. Gen'1 Tkt. Age-
:"!')'WTE0 !TH THE 0C08UPHT OF THIS COUHTItY Will OBTUtl
VtJULE INFORMATION FROM A STUDY OF THIS MAP OF TH(
iW,MIsM& Pacific By.
I i'.r-t Route to and from Chicago. Joltet, Ottawa,
f""-'a. l.a Sall, Molina, Rock I-iland. In ILLINOIS:
J;ent"rt. Muicatlne. Ottumwa, Oskaloosa, Des
.Mntprwt, Audubon, Harlan and Council
"'i. m ifiWA : Minneapolis and St. Paul, In MIN-
I . - ......1..U lujq OlDkX J-BIIS, 111 HAAUIA
J-r"n, St. Joioph and Kansas City, In MISSOURI
Lincoln, Fairburv and Nelson, in NEBRASKA
A. inn, Leavenworth TTnrtnn Tnnclr TTiih-hlnann
' -hita. IMiTllle, Abilene. Dodee Cltv. Caldwell, lr
a..as. r-(,w...v. t-, t. . ... ,
i. ,' ,'u"- : Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo,
'i-"(.AI)(. Traverses new areas of rich farming
Jrtjig ndi .oording the best facilities of tater
aa,unication to aU towns andrlUes east and west.
. na and southwest of Chicago and to Pacific and
WsTmmjc exprkss trains
c"npetl,or" hi splendor of strnlpment.
LfvvV, "mama, and between CHICAGO
tiv.', "'"'kaw BJ-KijMuu ana ruEBLO, via
v"" 1 ana luriiKA and via ST. JOSErn.
-t.laM Day Coaches, FREE RECLINING CHAIR
C.o ' H"P. 'th Dining- Car Service
, xjvuver -ana Luiunuu opnngs
railway Unas, now formlog the new
-ZANS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUTS
tKr . . . . . .
Ttiivit ""iTijiyqnirpea inuns run aany
'i.iil gh WITHOUT CHANGE to and from Salt
m itt, Ogden and San F'wclsco. THE ROCK
f., V U al, the Direct ana Favorite Line to and
w- -.flint,, D11..1. t. . jt . .
.. . ' c d i eu uu nil uiucT oauiuirj two
-n': resort, and cities and mlnlngdistricts in Colorado,
CAZLr rAST EXPRESS TRAINS
rn St jo?fph and Kansas City to and from all to'
r. 'own-i.cltief and sections In Southern Nebraska,
ly i r"! 'h' Inujin T3rritory Also via ALBERT
A B. lUTE from Knn-ma Cltv Bnd Chlcuo to 'Water-
r' Sioux Falls, MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL.
th ? w "R for a" Points north and northwest between
' '& inu the Pacinc Coast,
ten?' T'ck". '. Folders, or desired Information
Z r 7 10 Coupon Ticket Office tn the TJoited Statae
ua, or address
ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN,
w .Kanagar, GaaimAAsftit
uia .m. iw Unsamntisa u am Ma iM
,,'r' r- Yon will seethft
afSi1!!" ""Tr uki first dow. Mi
The Great English Remedy.
Promptly and Sperm a
nentlycnres ail forms of
Nervous Weakners, Emis
sions, Spermatorrhea, Im
potency and all effects of
abme or ew.eare-; been
prescribed over 85 years
id thousands i.f cases; is
lief on and After. f ni?.r!"bie ad ,;on.-
mvuiuina anown; ui
drnpfrl:s for Wood't Frosphodixi; if he offers
Mimp .wfh)na.MUA;.tn. t i .. ... ,
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uic uirnuui piure, ennnn prw in letter and
we will rend by retnrn mail. Price, one pscka-ce
'j : one win plea-e, six Will enre; pam
phlet in plain ea! fi -nvclope. S stem- s; a-Jdrees
i iiii wuvivna.no aliv.,
1 81 Woodward avenue, Detroit, Mich.
STiaTE SAVINGS BANK.
Offlc Corner Flfteeath street and Third Ave.
Suceee Is the Moline Savlnes Bank. Onntnlsed 186
5 TER CENT. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS.
Organised nnder State Liwa.
Open from 9 a m. to 8 p. m., and Wednesday and
Saturday nights from T to 8.
Ports r Skinnkr, - - President
H. A. A rfis worth, - - Vice-President
J. F. JIkxenwat, ... Cashier
Pt rter Skinner. W. W. Wells,
C. A. Rose, i. A. Ains worth,
H. Edwards, W. H. Adams,
A idrew Friberg, P. F. Hemenway,
REAL ESTATE LOANS
tade for private parties in the garden
spot ol the west by the
Orchard State Bank
of ORCHARD, NEBRASKA .
E. W. Dabt. President,
J. S. Dart Cashier.
M'tchell A Lynde. Bankers.
J.F.Robinson. Cashier Rock Island National
C. C. Carter, M. D.
H mry Dart's Sons, Wholesale Grocer.
your Drunrist far i
bottle cf Die tt. Tkt onlv
' non noijonmu remedv (or all I
' the unnatural disehanes and
I private d weases ( meo aad tha
' debiinatlDg weakness peculiar
to women, it cure in a lew
i days with on t the aid r
, publinry of a doctor.
l ine imtvmu Ammran cure.
Manufacture d by
T. H THOMAS.
T H. THOMAS Sole Agent
IT WILL MOT
BP YOU TAKS
.(0 Reward lor ssrt
hJarioas sabstsnes awaei
aw nni viwi
VIM Our env
Isnsv ranindad If mat
as we say. Seas postpaid
raeam as prMs,
HOOKA UOMTY. PaJstLT
Dm Mollis) tow.
Tarsals by an druggist
Earta A Babntss,
pSL 3 n 6 DAYa A
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I (5V WILL NOT CAUSE WlA
I pgHj STRICTURE, ask fob J j I
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lMgS 1 FULL INSTRUCTIONS WITM EACH ftrj I
BOTTLE. AT ALL DRUGGISTS. gO? I
Uvl Oentral Chemical Oo M
OLD TRADES UNIONS.
T:. -!5TED long before this
COUNTRY WAS SETTLED.
Bow a Silk Weaver of Damascus Was
Baised to the Rank of Master Work
man Impressive Ceremonies In an An
cient Trade Organization.
The labor leaders of the present day
have, as a rule, Uttle if any conception of
the antiquity of organisations similar to
their own, similar in that they sotight to
impri - . and elevate their members, yet
disBiiiillar in the means adopted to accom
plish the desired end. In the making of
silk and silk embroideries the workmen of
Damascus have for many decades held a
reputation only surpassed by that of the
Damascene steel workers, and the excel
lence of the Damascus steel is a matter of
historical fact. The average American
may be surprised at learning of the exist
ence of trades unions among these artisans
of the orient.
It is nevertheless a fact that the work
ingmen of that old and historic city are not
only up in such matters with their brethren
of western countries, but can be considered
among the pioneers in industrial organiza
tion and united effort for protection and
self improvement. The traditional rules
and usages governing these unions are
primitive, to be sure, yet do not lack origi
nality and wisdom when taken into con
sideration their surroundings and condi
tions of life, and compared with their more
favored brethren of Christian lands.
Some go so far as to assert that these
owe much to their eastern fellows for their
regulations. Others go farther and say
that the very idea of secret societies was
organized and put into execution among
the workingmen of the east, who, long be-
rore Europe was civilized and America dis
covered, banded themselves into well gov
erned organizations for mutual improve
ment and protection. The degree of skill
required, the crucial tests imposed, the
standing a man was compelled to have
among his ftllow workmen before he
could be admitted to the ranks of the mas
ters of his craft, were far too exact
ing to be looked upon with favor by the
workman of the Nineteenth century, and
yet the results, both to the man himself
and the craft he represented, were worth
the trouble, as a man who had been ad
mitted to the ranks of the masters was
held tn high respect and the product of his
labor was alwsys in demand.
Each union had its own officers, who
combined to form a cranil council, com
posed of a grand master workman and his
assistants, a grand marshal and assistant,
a grand deputy and his assistant, and all
the master workmen of the different trades
of the city. A silk weaver desiring to be
raised to the grade of master made appli
cation to the council. A sample of his
work was submitted for criticism and
examination to all the master weavers,
who agreed upon his promotion and so
reported to the master workman of the
trade. He sent his deputy to inform the
candidate by handing him the traditional
"olive branch," or its substitute, a bou-
! quet of flowers, which he kissed thank-
runy, aecianng at me same time his nn
worthiness of the great honor in store for
The ceremony of initiation took nlace at
j the house of the graud master workman of
all the trades, in Reference to the wishes of
the candidate, if he were willing to pay for
the nnnsual honor and favor. Assembling
at the house the candidate was placed in a
room apart from the others, and the grand
master workman, having secured the re
spectful attention of the masters who were
present, said to them: "We have assembled,
brethren, in order to raise your associate to
the honorable rank of master, and to bind
him to ns with the mystic tie and to in
trust him with the grand and precious se
cret of our brotherhood. What say you,
master workmen of thesilk weaver's trade
The work and behavior, as well as the char
acter of the-candidate, whose conduct I
have ascertained from all members of our
trade and found to be good, entitle him to
this great honor. Here is a sample of his
work; let the brethren judge for them
selves." Then an elegant silk shawl was passed
around and the decision was made.
The candidate was then led into the room
by four masters from his own trade, fol
lowed by his champion, the master work
man of his union, who carried a large
apron, together with additional samples of
the candidate's work, and was made to
kneel in the middle of the room during the
ceremony. When the chanting of various
selections from the Koran was through the
candidate was prompted in giving the
usual greetings to all workmen in these
terms: "I greet all the toilers of the east,
those of the west, of the north and south
with a thousand salaams! Thousand greet
ings to all the generous and faithful broth
ers!" The candidate was then made to
stand and salute in the four points of the
compass. Then the master of his trade
brought the apron and wrapped it around
l him twice, mutteringthe blessings of Allah
! .it t;mo
The grand master workman of all the
trades gave a long and instructive lecture,
telling the candidate to be loyal to the in
terests of his fellows nnd to those of his
trade, whose secret processes he must never
betray. He then took a long towel and re
quested all present to bow their heads and
keep perfect silence. The candidate, who
was kneeling on the right knee, extended
his right hand to receive the "grip" from
the hand of the grand master workman,
which was covered from view by the towel.
This was followed by the bending of the
grand master workman toward the candi
date's ear and whispering to him solemnly
the covenant and the great secret word.
The ceremony closed with the congratu
lations of those assembled to the candi
date, a general merrymaking and the par
taking of refreshments by all present.
New York Tribune.
Chances of Death by Lightning.
The chances that any citizen in the ordi
nary walks of life incur in a single year of
being killed by lightning, judging from
the experience of the past fifty years are
about one in 10,000. Men are much more
liable to death by lightning than women
In the ratio of five to two a fact which is
probably due to their outdoor occupations.
The greatest number of deaths from this
cause occur in July, and the least number
In the winter months. The age twenty to
thirty years also furnishes the greatest
number of victims. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Quicksilver miners follow the most un
healthy trade in the world. The fumes
of the mercury produce constant saliva
tion, and the system becomes permeated
with the metal, the teeth of the unfor
tunate men drop out, they lose their ap
petite, become emaciated, and as a rale
seldom live longer than two years. Lon
authorize our a1vprtiil Hmc-oiot
v..b..,si.u uiugpcm. 1
to t-ell Dr. King's New Discovery for !
consumption, cousbs end colds upon 5
tris condition: it jou are nfflieied with
roii(-h, cold or any lun. throat or
chest trouble, ai d will use thia remedy as
directed, cuing it a fair trial, and exper
ience no benefit, you may return the bot
tle and have jour money refunded. We
could not make this oCer did we not
know that Dr. King's New Discovery
couid be relied on. It never disappoints.
Trial bottles free at HartE & Bbneen-s
drugstore. Large size 50c and $1.
8iDce the first introduction Electric
Bitters has gained rapidly in popular
favor, until now ii is clearly in the lead
among pure medicinal tonics and altera
lives containing nothing which per
mits its use as a beverage or intoxicant;
it is reroeniaed as the bent and purest
medicine for ail ailments . of stomach
liver or kidnejs. It will cure sick tesds
ache, indigeslion, constipation, and drive
milaria from the system. Satisfaction
guaranteed with each bottle or the money
will be refunded. Price only 5()c per
bottle. Sold by Hartz & Bahneen.
BUCKLSH'B ASOTCA salts
The beat salve in the world for cnu.
bruises, sores, ulccrB, salt rheum, fevi-
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblain,
corns Mil ill skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required. U
is cuaranteed to give perfect satisfact'o:
c jio'ip.j refnsde4. Prico 25 c;ctn ?
box. For ! bv Harts & TsahiLPen
The Alligator Man.
While visiting at Topeka, Kan., in the
spring of 1SS3, I had the unique pleasure
if pleasure it can be called of seeing a
thorough clinical examination of Moses
Eskridge, locally known as the "Alligator
Boy." Moses was a colored "boy" (in
truth he was a young man of perhaps
twenty years of age, and if living today is
probably near his third of a century mile
post) of average intelligence and fair look
ing as far as facial features were concerned.
But his skin! Even after ten years it
makes my flesh creep to think of it. From
his shoulders down he was as perfect an
alligator as far as looks and appearances
went as ever basked in the slimy ooze of a
His shoulders, back and sides were s
scaly as the corresponding parts of the
saurian, for which his nickname was be
stowed. The shoulders nd sides were
heavily plated with true alligator scales,
which, he said, were "shed" during the
summer months. The skin of the spine
and under the arms, as well as between
the hips and ribs, while it bore the marked
corrugation of the alligator's hide, seemed
soft and pliable, and was without scales.
He was lorn near (Irenr.da, Miss., and had
gone to Kansas at t lie time of the famous
"negro exodus." St. Louis Republic.
Afraid to Get a Drink.
A teacher comments upon the ease with
which a habit may be broken up if the in
centive of fear or gain lie strong enough.
The remark was prompted by her school
experience during the cholera episode.
Everybody knows that "to go and get a
drink" is the end and aim apparently of all
school children, and few teachers have
been able to combat the practice success
fully. Cholera, or the fear of cholera,
proved equal to the task. It was evident
for the first fortnight of school that an ex
traordinary influence had been brought to
bear upon the pupils. In lieu of the con
stant procession of thirsty children the
coolers stood idle and unsought.
Parents, for once in earnest, had im
pressed their small people with a horror of
any but boiled water and had evidently
seriously warned them of possible conse
quences. Some children, unable to endure
the long abstinence, brought bottles of
boiled water to school every day, keeping
them in their desks for occasional refresh
ment. Her Point of View in New York
The'Michigan Peninsular company 's car
works at West Detroit were destroyed by
fire. Loss, $75,000.
Is good enough for Hood's Sarsaparilla
there is no need of embellishment or sen
sationalism. Simply what Hood's Sr
saparilla does, that tells the story of its
merit. If you have never realized Us
benefits a single bottle will convince you
it is a good medicine.
The highest praise has been won by
Hold's Pills for their essy, vet efficient
c'ion. Sold by all druggists. Price
is and will ever be the
Gout. Influenza. Backache
Pains in the Side. Chest and
Joints, Neuralgia, Sprains, &c
Eerore you need to Duy, obtain ,
t-FREE OF CHARGE "
the valuable book! "Quids to Healta,"witli I
endorsements oi prominent paytimana.
17 Warren Sir.
Prize Medals teied!
'e by ,
ECSSI 70S I0ESSITZ.
AUti ruaa Oil CGI
kldDI-y irOUblf.. without II m fui
l-a-- No C O. D. Circulars or Samples. Call or
write aa above for Symptom Blank and advice SVm.
linlllS The varlaMins frasranc of the
I famous Prman"PaMioB Flowwr,'
IrDC 1 1 U ( the mort delightful and dorabl. of
FHIAri- fall odara for tha handkanhiaf
1 ERFUME i i" ! ffiKL"11 fort"oao
LJTie PERU PKUO CO.i Milwaukee. Wis.
a . iwaa
" ' wr 1 1 '"'is vs. vul aw avws. l w i v wvs a wa-
dastoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither 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
feverishness. Castoria prevents vomiting- Sour Curd,
cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. Castoria relieves
teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach
and bowrelS, giving; healthy and natural sleep. Cas
toria is the Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend.
Castoria is an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
good effect upon their children."
Dr. Q. C. Osgood,
. Oastoria is the best remedy for children of
which I am acquainted. I hope the day is not
far distant when mothers will consider the real
interest of their children, and use Castoria in
stead of the various quack nostrums which are
destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium,
morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
agenta down their throats, thereby sending
them to premature graves."
Da. J. F. Kiscbelob,
The Centanr Company, Tl Murray Street, New York City.
PATENTED JULY J2 J ?.Tt885
INCOBPOBATSD UNDKB THB STATU LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
BOOK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open dally from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Saturday evenings from T to 8 o'clock.
Fivepercent Interest paid on Deposits. Monev loaned on Personal. Col
lateral, or Real Estate Seonrity
P L MITCHELL Pres. T C. DBNKJtANN, Vice-Pros.
P. L. Mitchell, B. P. Reynolds, F. C. Denkmann. John Crnbangh, H. P. Hall.
Phil Mitchell, L. Simon, B. W. Hnrst, J. M. Snford.
Jacxsob A Hubst, Solicitors.
ft.Bcgan business July 8, 1891, and occupy the ontbeast corner of Mitchell A Lynde's new
R. O. HTJD80N. M. J. Parker.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
HI kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimates
furaished when desired.
Shop cor. First ave. avd Seventeenth at. Rock Island.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St . . T 1 T 1 J
and Seventh Avenue, IVOCK IS land.
BfAli kinds of carpenter work a specialty, plans and estimates for all kinds of bnildina
furnished on application.
J. lYEa CHRISTY,
i ELY BROTHERS. 6 W.v
a aw uas ajo arras, pants.
3 Hon ana insanity.
or rswut tM stones.
forule la Bock bland by Haiti 4
J i Haas Si'XOjwaaitjaBCgMi tr waai!Majai
" Castoria is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me,"
H. A. Archkb, H. D.,
Hi So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, If. T.
" Our physicians in the children's depart
ment have spoken highly of their experi
ence in their outside practice with Castoria,
and although we only have among our
medical supplies what is known as regular
products, yet we are free to confess that the
merits of Castoria has won us to look with
favor upon it."
UsmtD Hospital and Dispessart,
Allen C. Smith, Pres.,
PROTECT YOUR EYES I
MR. H- HIRSCHBERG.
The well-known optician of 6S9 Olive St.
(S. K. cor. 71 hand Olive). St. Louis, has
appointed T . fl. Thomas aa agent for his
celebra:ed Diamond Spectacles and Bye
glasses, and also for his Diamond Nom
Changeable Spectacles and Eyeglasses.
The elasves are the greatest invention
ever made in epectaclis. Hy a preset
construction of the Lens a person par
Chasing a pair of these Non-Chanireable
Olaares never has to chaste these glasses
from the eyes, and every pair purchased
Is guaranteed, so that if they ever leave
the eyer (no matter how or scratched the
Lenses are) they will furnish the party
with a new pair of classes free of charge.
T. H. THOMAS basa full assortment
and invites all to satisfy themselves
of the great snperioriur of these Glasses
over any and all others now in nse te esi
and examine the same at T.H. Thomas',
druggist and optician. Rocs Island.
No Peddlers Supplied.
i. M. BTJFORD, Cashier.
1803 Second Avenue.
UlU Of CRACKERS 110 filKOIH,
Ask Tonr Grocer for Them.
They are Best.
The Christy "OYSTsa'land Christy ' WAraa."
. . lew York, Price 60 cta.1
tbe wonderful remedy
is aold with a wrfe
1 Y FT?
V-?' jjvS - li
tee naraalM to enre all nervous diseases, sucb as Weak Memory,
Lossof Brain Power, Headache. Wakefulness, Loot Manhood. NiKhtlv Kaila
siona.Nervoa.nes.. Lassitude. at'. 1 rains and loss of power of tbe Generative
Organs tn either sex caused bv over exertion, youthful enws, or excessive
use of tobacco, opium or stimulants which soon lead to Infirmity. Consume.
Pot up convenient u carry in vest pocaes. eiivrpacav
Circular frae. A&lreas Sens aVeed Co., Chleec. UW
Babnien. 8d A to. tnd SOth street