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MILW AUBBB ST. PAUL RAIL.
.Racine A Southwestern Division Tw
.;t1eu street, between First and Second
j. D. w. noimes. agent.
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ISLAND A FBORIA RAILWAY nil
ptrnt i'no and Twentieth atreet. P.
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MOST DISBCT BOUTS TO TEB
st South and Southeast.
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cmmodatior. trains leave Rock Island at
. m. and 6 20 D. m: arrive at Pnrial:Mn.
1:15 a.m. Leave Peoria 6:00 a. m. and
pm; arrive Rock Island 4 :0u p. m. and 1 :5
: trains rtt daily except Sunday.
'we Chair caron Past Krp-es twtween Rock
"-u , cirnt, uuiu uirecuons.
3?l:b ttckf w to al1 Plnta 5 baggage cnecked
Rock Inland 9.10 am1
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'.VMHT-I WITH THE GEOGRAfHT Cf THIS COUNTTtY W!U. CBTni
l -5LE INCMHAT10H fHOM A STUHT OF THIS MAP 0t THf
, Roct IsM & Pacific Rj,
Dirtct Route to and from Chicago, Jollet, Ottawa,
sane, Mollne, Bock Island, In ILLINOIS;
MaKatlne, Ottumwa, Oskaloosa, Dea
I": V. jntcrset, Audubon, Harlan and Council
' In 10WA; Minneapolis and St. Paul, In MIN.
""'A; aiertown and Bloux Falls, in DAKOTA;
""n. St. Joseph and Kansas City, in MISSOCKIj
Lincoln, Falrburv and Nelson. In NEBRASKA :
"'n, Leavenworth, Horton, Topeka, Hutchinson,
Belleville. Abilene, Dodge City, Caldwell, in
!AS; Klngflsher, El lUno and Minco, In INDIAN
WT0EY; Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
LOfcADO. Traverses new areas of rich farming
ruing lands, affording the best facilities of inter
""inlcauon to all towns and cities aat and west,
-oven and snithMt nf ttt- . A t i-
VZSTIBULX EXPRESS TRAINS
'ling all mmH , - . .
-pro ICA0 na DE8 MOINES, COUNCIL
vvpo "s""i. na Between CHICAGO and
-x r. ii. r r it -.n . ..... . .
swia VW. or-KijMus ana ruEBLO, via
l"-ai nd TOPEK 1 ST. JOSEPH.
PS ,7a , vuscne. KEE RECLINING CHAIR
'trslM ,,"" at I)enw d Colorado Springs with
uresuM now ln U new and
Afrs-Roary mountain routs
kr,rrlC,b ""frtly-enalpped trains ran dally
H ,-iiaoUT CHANGE to and from Salt
" is also the Direct ana Favorite Line to and
--anltiii -div.1. -n . . .. .. .
ro ana ail oiaer saniiary ana
"sorts andclties and mining districts In Colorado,
4ZLr FAST EXPRESS TRAINS
St. To,h and Kansas City to and from all im
aa, w"-tl!f and sections In Southern Nebraska,
q. --- -.. ivnnsasi.ixy ana uucago to waier.
j,'01" Ia"- MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL,
nft for Points north and north wast between
. apa, Foiaeia, or OeaUM Inlbrmauoo
ci" Coupon Ticket Office tht United Statsj
LNjook's Cotton Root
A recent discovery by an oM
physician Successfully used
monthly by thousands of la
dies. Is the only perfectly
sefe and reliable medicine
discovered. Beware of on-
(i..,i , i""c.u.eu urngirista Who of-
Jv "r med'clBe In Place of this. Ask for
? R"0; Cobkickb, take no subsii
tnte. or inclose $1 and cents In postage in letter,
IT . 7 "ill t,nrt' eled- b r.Tnrn mail Fnl
oniy, x -tamps. Addre
POND LrLL CCVTANY,
b,a . no. 8 r'isher Block, Detroit Mich.
Sold In Rock Island by Marshall Fishei. Pa
per House. Harta uannsen. 10th atreet and 8o
are., aid drugcisu everywhere.
STi.TE SAVINGS BANK.
Offlc Corner Fifteenth street and Third Ave,
Succeeds the Moline Savlnes Bank. Organised 18B
5PEJCEXT.ISTE1.EST PAID ON DEPOSITS.
Oreanlned under mulia Lm
Opea from 9 a m. to 8 p. m., and Wednesday and
painraay nignts rrom T to 8.
POftTBD SinlHIR. . t-
H. A. aimswokth, - - Vice-President
J. F. I.BKKKWAT, - - - Cashier
Porter SUinner. , W. W. Wells.
C. A. Kokc, , -i. A. Alnsworth,
G. H. Edwards, W. H. Adams,
Ai drew rrberg, C. F. Hamenway,
REAL ESTATE LOANS
made for private parties in the earden
spot ef the west by the
Orchard State Bank
f ORCHARD, NEBRASKA .
E. W. Dart. President.
J. S. Dakt Cashier.
Mitchell & Lynde, Bankers.
J. f . Robinson, Cashier Rock Island National
C. 'J. Carter,. D.
Henry Dart's Sons, Wholesale Ororers.
T. H THOMAS.
rr will hot
K YOU TAKS
f fOO Btawaral for an
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flat Cure any
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Ofl MA UOMTTa PaUMLY
For sale bv all drnggistt.
F g Ark your Dm exist ror a I
M bo:t.ie of lsf The only I
f fCTiVv.v ntm-poiMFwu rsaiedy for all Ul
LDljf the uanaturaJ f'iKharg and
CSEi prtvate diasaats of man and tA
- J J debilitating; weakaass paenUar
psT' to T-on sn. It cares in a few
iftVl'-i-Tt' 'nithotit the aid or
LiV publicity erf a doctor.
r.si TAe tr.itrsoi American Olive.
I Mr.nuiacturcd by l""",235
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jTcmah absolute ouf5roV
rf 3rMDQ gv
I (a?M WILL NOT CAU8t fil
I p STRICTURE. AKFOiiI2jl
I BiaQ NO PAIN, NO sTTAM.4 I
lar I fuu- iHSTRUcnoMS with each Jjb-T I
90TTLE. AT AO. OHUOOISTa, I
Central Chemical Co,
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THE ARGUS, MONDAY. PECEMUfji b, 1892.
THE OLD SPEAR HAS BEEN SUC
CEEDED BY SURER MISSILES.
A ComMnuaon Dart and Powerful Bomb
Tt Generally RmiM a Commotion la
the Interior of the Biggest WnsJe En
ootintered Bow It Works.
Not tbe least interesting of the arttcles
flisgorged by the whaler of today are the
weapons wtth which the blubber htmtew
slay the leviathans of the deep. WhateM
who keep pace with the times rise neither
the old harpoon dot the heavy bombthiw
tog grn that succeeded it. A combiaatfoti
wi ooxn enwTB into the latter day
wuu no UQ requires such muscre, ni
ana accurate Judgment that soon
bub giory ana emoluments of tbe aocKnt
harpormer are once more attached to h
successful boat header.
Two weapons are employed in killing.
Whalers call the first one a "darting gun."
It is a queer looking contrivance, mounted
on a wooden shaft from elgjit to ten feet
long, and bearing more resemblance to a
clumsy three tined fork, with the tines of
unequal sire and length, than anything
ele. The central tine is the gun, and tbe
others are respectively the harpoon and the
trigger. But the harpoon fs not called a
harpoon; it is a "toggle Iron," a slender
iron pike some 1 feet in length, wtth a
loop near the butt to which the whale line
proper is made fast. Half a dozen inches
from the point a hinge is set in by a rivet.
When closed for penetrating this hinge
presents a sharp, cutting edge and a grad
ual slope that offers no impediment to the
iron's movement through the blubber.
The slightest resistance from the rear,
such as a pull on the line, opens this hinge
or toggle joint to right aiigles, and the
lower end of the hinge presents a broad
concave surface that holds tae iron from
being withdrawn save by tearing a path
out through the flesh equal to the length
of the hinge some five inches. This iron
penetrates much deeper than any other
portion of the "gun," and by it the whale
is held in leash and followed in event the
bomb fails to do its work.
The central tine of the huge fork is the
gun proper, and a queer looking gun it is.
A copper cylinder an inch to an inch and
a half in diameter firmly fastened to a lit
tle square metal box on the end of the
haft is all that is visible of the mechan
ism, and there is nothing to suggest gun
about, either cylinder or box. There is a
little door set in the box, however, and
when thst is opened a lock and trigger are
disclosed, which connect with tns third
tine. On the in.side of the box the trigger
fires n ounce of powder in the butt of the
cylinder, and this propels tbe bomb from
the month of the cylinder at the same time
that it ignites a five second fuse leading to
the chamber of the bomb.
The bomb looks more like a brass rail
road spike without a head than aa imple
ment of destruction. It is slightly larger
than a railroad spike, however, and is
charged with touite. It is usually strong
enough to create a fatal commotion in the
interior of the largest whale afloat.
An understanding of the simple method
of the cumbersome affair is not a matter
of difficulty. The bow is the location of the
whaler who plays the part of theharjiooner
of old. His object is to bury his ponderous
weapon just back of the fin. Twenty-five
feet is considered a long cast, but there are
a few much sought after giants who can
add ten feet to this distance without losing
anything of their accuracy of ui;n. The
keen toggle iron, pushed by the weight of
the other hampeT, penetrates the soft blub
ber to a depth of four or five feet before it
releases itself from the loose rings used to
hold it to the head of the wooden shaft.
The "gun's" penetration amounts to
Just sufficient to steady it before the third
tine or trigger performs its part. This
trigger is a bi ant iron rod of just sufiicient
length to come in violent contact, end on,
with the whale's hide when the copper
cylinder serving as a gun barrel is directed
fairly against the target The pressure on
the rod touches off the trigger; this ex
plodes the powder charge, and the powder
charge speeds the bomb after the toggle
iron into the whale's vitals, the five second
fuse burning as it is dragged through the
Tbe damage up to date is trifling, speak
ing from a whale's standpoint, but when
that expl osion of tonite occurs in his inner
consciousness it is usually sufficient to put
any thoughts of future existence out of
his head. Not always, though. The bomb
may not go near a vital spot or the fuse
may not ignite the tonite, and there is an
anxious minute or two while the monster
goes below, impelled by the shock of his
wounds. If he comes np in a "flurry," as
whnlemen call the death agony, well and
food, but if there is an intelligent vigor in
is movements, betokening a desire for re
venge or escape, there is another bomb
waiting for him. This one is from a 24
pound gun, for which the head killer in
the bow has exchanged his darting gun.
The latter, b' the way, is all recovered but
the Imrub. The powder charge rids it of
the bomb and the toggle iron and the gun
and the trigger remain fixed to the wood
en shaft, which is connected with the boat
by a few fathoms of light line.
The real w' ale line Is fast to the toggle
iron, buried eep in the monster's fat, and
it goes whirring trot of its tub to such lim
itless lengths that there is no possibility of
the whale's dragging the boat down with
him. It la a light line, but tough, and a
whale could tow a boat around by it all
day without fear of its breaking.
The guns reserved for the finishing bomb
are of two patterns. One is an extremely
heavy affair, bordering on being a young
cannon, and is mounted on a swivel in the
bow, while the other is a large edition of
the cutoff shotgun, with a cushion of rub
ber In the stock to save the shoulder of the
man who fires it. The bombs are of the
same character as those used to the hand
propelled darting gun, bat ars larger and
more symmetrical in shape, and are feath
ered with rubber, arrow fashion, to insure
their voyaging end on.
A bo.ub costs about $1.75 loaded, and the
whaleman doesn't care if it takes half a
dozen of then, to kill if they only get the
bowhead. The bowhead's jaw contains
1,250 pounds of bone on the average, so
that there is a profit over the cost of an
extra bomb or two, especially when bone is
in demand at six dollars per pound. San
A Fin de Steele Crowd.
Visitor (at poorhouse) Where did thiit
fine looking pauper come from?
Suerintenuent The city. He owns the
St. Fashion flats.
"My goodnessi Why is he here f
Ue charges such high rent that they
have beep empty since the second, year."
'"Hum! He seems to be on familiar foot
ing with a good many of the other pau
pers." Taw; the are the tmotT wVin v.!.
We auti orize our Hdvenii.1 drutt'ist
to Bell Dr. Kidk's New Dioverv for
conBumpu..u. coutnB end coMa upon
this conoitiun: If you arc afflicted 4ih
a cough, cold or sny luna. throat or
cbkei trouble, and will use this remedy as
Erected. siTing it a fair trial, and exiver
tence no benefit, you may return the bot
tle and have jour money refunded. We
could not make this offer did we not
know that Dr Kind's New DiBcoverj
could be relied on. It never disaopoinU.
Trial Knttloa .a tt .
drug store. Large sire 50c and 1.
Since the first introduction Electric
Bitters has gained rapidly in popular
faror. until now it is clearly in the led
among pure medicinal tonics and altera
Uvea containing nothing which per
mits its use as a beveraoe or intoxicant;
it is recueniaed as tbe best and purest
medicine for all ailments of etomach
liTer or kidneys. It will cure sick head-,
ache, indineslion. constipation, and drive
malsil from the system. Satisfaction
guaranteed with each bottle or the money
will be refunded. Price only 50c per
bottle. Sold by Hartt & Bahnsen.
BCCIXllK'S ASNTCA ALTH
Tbe best sslve in the world foT cms.
sruises, MWes, ulcers, salt rheum, ffvet
doree, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains.
-oiTS Mid all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required. It
w guarT-tced to give perfect satisfaction
:r money refunded. tTice S5 CftntB
Vx. For slp by Hartz A Bahnsen.
THEY ARE NOT MIND-READERS.
Belteve Cleveland la for an Extra
New York, Dec 3. Among well-informed
Democrats the impression exists
that. President-elect Cleveland has prac
tically made up his mind that an extra
tra session of congress will be necessary.
The men who have formed that opinion do
not belong to the class of mind-reading
politicians, but they believe an extra ses
sion will be called because of things Mr.
Cleveland said before starting on his shoot
Expected to Tell His Views.
To one of these he disclosed his convic
tion that it would be impossible to avoid
an extra session, because of the condition
of the treasury. Mr. Cleveland is expected
to tell the people exactly what he thinks
of tbe extra session in his talk at the Re
form club dinner Dec. 10.
The Fusionlsts In Nebraska.
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. S. A secret meeting
of the leading Democrats and Independents
of the state was held here Thursday night.
Reporters were excluded, but the gist of
the proceedings was given out yesterday.
Tbe meeting was called to outline the pro
gramme to be followed at the coming ses
sion of the legislaturw and an agreement
was entered into whereby the members of
the two parties will act together. So far
as the organization of the two houses is
concerned the Democrats are to have the
senate officers and appointees and the In
dependents the lower house. No agree
ment was made so far as the United States
senator is concerned, but a general under
standing is that fusion will be entered into.
Costly Fire at SC. Lomt.
St. Louis, Dec a Tbe Haynes-Lettner
6ash and door factory, located at the xrner
of Dock and Main streets, was totally
destroyed by fire last night. A general
alarm was turned in at 9;35 o'clock, but
when the department reached the scene the
flames were beyond control. The loss is
(175,000, covered by insurance.
Said He Was Bonaparte's Son.
Pindlat. O., Dec 8. -There died at the
county infirmary yesterday an old man
named Paul Jordan, who has always de
clared that he was an illegitimate son of
Napoleon Bonaparte and that he was born
at Paris in 178C, which statement, if true,
would make him at the time of hia death
106 years of age.
Rev. sylvanns las
Of the Cincinnati M. E. conference,
makes a cood point when he saya: "We
have for years used Hood's Saraaparilla
in our family of five, and find it fully
equal to all that is claimed for it. Some
people are greatly prejudiced against
patent mcdiriDea, but how the patent can
hurt a medicine and not a machine is a
mystery of mye'eriea to me."
Hood's Pills cure liver ills .
Signs of Ksdfh.
You don't have to look
twice to detect them bright
eyes, bright color, bright
tion. Disease is
is replaced by the healthy
kind. Scott's Emulsion of
cod liver oil effects cure by
building up sound flesh. It
is agreeable to taste and
easy of assimilation.
Prepared by Soott k Bowne. Y. AD droerist.
Unlike the Dutch Process
are used in the
W. BAKES & CO.'S
rAteJa 4a ablolnteljf
pure atsuf soluble.
It has store e&antAreeMmea
tA itmyjtK of Cocoa mixed
with Starch, Arrowroot or
1 ftntrar. and i f . r nwiM
Domical, fotiH let than one cent a ru.
It is deUctoaa. noarishinc. and aaair
Sold feyerwrare CTerywhara.
, . rirnraft-r IS;tVii't mi i n amn.iiiriVV-v. j
CMtoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor
ether Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing: Sjnips, and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' nse 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 bowels, 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,
" Castoria is the beet 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 tbe 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. EnicBXLOB,
The Centaur Compsuay, 77
INCOBFOBATKO TJKDKH THB STATS LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
BOCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open daily from t a. m. to 4 p. m., and Saturday evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Five per cent interest paid on Deposits. Monev loaned on Personal,
lateral, or Real Estate Security
P L MITCHELL Pros.
r.L. Mitchell. B. P. Reynolds, F. C. Denkmann. John Crabangh. H. P. Hall
Phil Mitchell, L. Simon, B. W. Hnrst, 1. K. Baford,
Jackboi A Hdbst, Solicitors.
WBegan business July e, 189Q, and occupy the ontheast corner of Mitchell Lynde's new
R. G. Hudson m. J. Parxicb.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. Eatimatea
Shop cor. First ave. and Seventeenth at.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
i ffice and Shop Corner Seventeenth St . T3 1 T i i
and Seventh Avenue, ' XVOCK IslaiUL
KW-All kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Flan and estimate for all klnda of bnUdlno
tarnished on application. mik.
J. 1VL CHRISTY,
i mw th
Muafactorer of all kinds of
- BOOT8 AND SHOES
aBt'srhieShoesarpaclalty. KenalriataoM aeatly aad promptly.
A share ef year BeAfDBags rajswttfilly sjoiiciBed.
1618 Second Avenue. Bock Island, BL
Castoria is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me."
H. A. Abcbbb, SL D.,
Ill So. Oxford St, Brooklyn, It. 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 wtth
favor upon it."
United Eospitai. aho DispKnsAmT,
Alls C Stb, Pm.,
Murray Straet, New York City.
PROTECT YOUR EYES I
MR- H. HIRSCHBERG,
The well-known Optician of Stt Olive St.
(N. B. cor. 7ih and Olive). St. Loais. has
appointed T. H. Thomae as agent for hit
celebrated Diamond Spectacles and Bye
classes, and also for hia Diamond Non
Changeable Spectacles and Byeglassea.
The glasses are the greatest Invention
ever made in spectacles. By a propel
construction of the Lens a person par
chasing a pair of these Non-Changeable
61aaes never has to change 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 famish the party
with a new pair of glasses free of charge.
T. H. THOMAS hasa foil assortment
and invites all to eatiafy themselves
of the great superiority of these Glasses
over any and all others now in use to eal
and examine the same at T.H. rnomae',
druggist and optician. Rocs Island.
Wo Peddlers Sappllad.
C. DBITCMANH, Vice-Pres. 1. X. BUTOBD. Cashier.
1803 Second Avenue.
KliaFlCTDREB OF CBACCEBS 110 3ISS1TS,
Ask Your Grocer for Them.
They are Beet
The Christy "OTSTu"Ed Christy "Watxb."
Price fiO -m T ICS yrt9