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THE - ARGUS. TUESDAY JANUARY 24, 1893.
fttltohed Dally and Weekly t 1624 Second
Arenne, Bock bland, iu.
J. W. Potter,:.
jTTHE AVERAGE MAN'S CREDUUTY."
H Brokar Tall Two Good Storiaa to
' Illustrate HI Theories.
Tuva Daily BOe p" month; Weekly W OO
. iM Hvanrr at .50.
All communication of a critical or arjramenta-1
Ure character, political er rellirions, most ,
real name attached for publication. No inch j
arttclet will oe pnntea OTer bctuhjuo
AnoTmoos communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every townthip
B Bock laland coantar .
Tuesday. January 24, 1893
Thk Nineteenth Aanual meeting cf
Illinoil State Dairymen's association will
be held in Sycamore, DeKalb county,
HI., this week, Jan. 25, 26 and 27.
SK5AT0R Kesna died a poor man, and
yet was one of the most brilliant and suc
cessful men that ever stood in the senate
chamber. The life of the statesman is
not surrounded by beds of roses.
Thk cause of democracy has lost an
able and eloquent exponent and the
country a sound and capable jurist in the
death last night of Justice Lamar cf the
United Slates supreme court.
The condition of Governor Altgeld's
health has taken such a turn that upon
the advice of his physician, Dr. E. S.
Fowler, he will in a short lime go south
in hopes of recovering it, hoping that the
climatic influences of - North Carolina or
Florida may restore him to his accus
tomed vigor. During the absence of
Goyercor Altgeld from the state L'.eu
tenant-Governor Gill, according to the
provisions of the constitution, becomes
acting governor, and will be vested with ;
all the powers cow exercised by the
chief executive. With the assumption
of the duties of governor by Lieutenant
Governor Gill, Senator John Coppinger,
president pro-tem of the senate, will be
come presiding officer of that bcd7.
Sonoma county, Cal., will send a
unique exhibit to the World's Fair at
Chicago. It will be a representation of
the geysers, oce of the great natural
curiosities of the stite. The model win
be 82 feet long, 28 ftet wide and 18 feet
high. One of the great spouting caul
drons of steam will be represented by
real rock and imitation in staff, while a
background will be painted to represent
the most picturesque view of the canyon,
from which scores of geysers arise. Arti
ficial lights in various colors will repro
duce the peculiar p'ay of color seen in
the gorge. The ecmblnr.ee of tbe hot
spriD6 is to be made by use of steam
pipes. In the foreground will be plced
a huge allc-goric&l figure of "Tbe."Dtmon
of the Geysers," modeled by Ruptrt
The Xew Adjutant General.
The appointment of Hon. Alfred Oren
dorff as adjutant general will be received
with high favor all over the state, as he
is one of the best known end most popu
lar democrats in Illinois. He is one of
the working democrats of the state. In
every campaign for twenty years his voice
has been heard in behalf of democratic
principles upon the slump wherever
needed throughout the state. Be twice
bore the standard of his party through
hotly contested campaigns as a candidate
for state treasurer once coming within
2,000 or 3.000 of being elected when Ill
inois was 25,000 republican. As secre
tary and chainnnn of the democratic
state central committee he rendered in
ualuable services; and everywhere and at
all times has been so energetic end tills
ieDt in tbe cause of democracy that bis
name has become a household word, as
it were, in democratic circles. A gentle
man of the hichest personal character,
of acknowledged ability, genial manners,
and accommodating disposition, be is as
deservedly popular as a citizan among all
classes, as ha is as a democrat in party
circles. Bis selection, therfore, as adjutant-general
by Governor Altgeld is not
only a proper recognition of political
services, but mott creditab'e in every
Chancing Car and Train.
Ton may not believe it, but it is a fact,"
said a railroad man, "that I saw two ladies
on a Black river train a few nights ago,
when the trainman at Theresa Junction
sang out, 'Changs cars for Carthage, Low
villa and Title,' pass from one car to an
other one on tbe same train I They learned
their mistake, however, before the train
started, and when chided about it de
clared that they did just as they were told;
that they did not know but the car they
wsre in was to be cnt out of the train and
left at that station for some cause. And
I couldn't help thinking that the order,
'change trains,' would in fact be better
because more definite than the customary
n of 'change cars,' when another train Is
to be taken." Utica Observer.
Beware cf Ointments for Catarrh That
as mercury will surely destroy tbe sense
of smell and completely derange tbe
whole system when entering it through
the mucous surfaces. Such articles
should never be nsed except on prescrip
tions from reputable citizens, as tbe dam
age they will do is 10-fold to the good
yeu can possibly derive from them.
Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F .
J. Cheney & Co., Toleoo, O., contains no
mercury, and is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous sur
faces of the Bystem. In buying Hall's
Catarrh Cure be sure you get tbe genu,
ine. It is taken internally, and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & . Co.
CS-Sold by Druggists, price 75c per
They waidered from subject to sub
ject in a listless way over their coffee
and cigars, as men often do when they
have enjoyed a good dinner, until the
broker got on his favorite hobby the
average man's credulity. His compan
ion, a lawy jr. disagreed with him, and
that at ono started them on a lively
argument. After a few minutes of
general discussion the broker said:
"Well, I'll give you an instance. It
is a pretty good story, anyhow, and
perfectly true, almost incredible as it
seems. In the town where I was born
there lives an old river captain named
Stewart.whD is a great practical joker.
The proprit tor of one of the two hotels
in the place is a rather pompous and
conceited old man. Stewart walked
into the office of the hotel one day, a
few years a,jo, and drawing out a one
dollar bank note asked the proprietor
if he could change an $11 bill. The
old fellow said 'yes' and took the bill,
which, sure enough, had the number
eleven in the corners, and just glanc
ing at it handed the amount in change
to Stewart. The joker had added an
other figure in ink to the numbers on
the bill, and as the proprietor did not
like to acknowledge that he had never
seen an 111 bill before, he had only
glanced at it casually before putting;
it into the drawer. Stewart walked
out of the hotel and told all the men
he met about the joke.
"About fifreen mfnutes after Stewart
went away n man walked in and said
to the proprietor:
"Mr. Kennedy, I understand that
you have an f 11 bill here; may I look
at it? I net er saw one.'
"Kennedy produced it, and the man
marveled over it for several minutes.
Before he gjt through examining it
another man walked in and asked to
see the bill, and then another ar.d an
other. Finally Kennedy's curiosity
became excited, and he thought he
would see wiat the bill really looked
like. He sa'v at once how it had been
'fixed,' and l is face was a study. The
boys shouted with laughter, and the
old fellow h:id to acknowledge that
the drinks were on him, and he set
them up like a man."
"Hum, that was funny," commented
"Well, her-i's another instance," said
the broker; ' Stewart went to a picnic
one day with some men, and one of
them had on a brand new hat he had
just bought in the city. It was an al
most white derby, and it at once at
tracted Stewart's "attention.
"Well,' he said, going up to the
young man, you've got one of those
new hats, have you? Let's look at it.'
"The fellow took it ofT with some
show of prid.j and handed it over for
"I saw on.! of them hats the other
day in the city,' said Stewart to the
little group of men who had gathered
around him, 'and I had half a mind to
get it, but as I was in a hurry, I didn't
stop. They are something" entirely
new. They don't burn, you know.
I'd like to "have that hat; what'll you
take for it?'
"'I don't w:mt to sell- it,' answered
the owner, gi inning with pleasure at
being the object of so much attention.
I didn't know it was lire-proof.though.
Are you sure about it?'
"'Oh, yes,' replied Stewart, confi
dently. 'Sell it to me and' 111 show
"Xo. if you're sure, I'll try it my
self,' anil the young countryman
walked over to a" wood tire, followed
by the crowd of men who had been
gaping with wonder at the reported
qualities of tbe new hat.
" How will I put it in?' he asked
Stewart, who stood near by, with a
look of intense interest on his face.
"'Oil, chuck it right in; it can't hurt
it," replied the joker.
"So the in locent victim threw his
bat into the tire, which, of course,
made short work of it. The man's
face was convulsed with rage and as
tonishment, aid his temper was not
improved when the crowd of men
burst into a roar. He looked around
for Stewart, but that gentleman had
"'O, co'me c IT! Go and tell that to
the marines a-i your 'experience.' You
can't make me believe such fairy Bto
ries," said his auditor.
"Those stories are perfectly straight;
I knew the men myself."
"You did, Ik y? Well, they're pretty
good stories, anyway. Ilaug the dis
cussion; let's have soruetuino' to
drink." N. Y Tribune.
Due to Venetian Mud.
The streets of the city of Venice
were often extremely thick in mud in
spite of the groat sewers which dated
from the tenti century. It is easily
conceivable. Even now with but sixty
or seventy thousand inhabitants the
thoroughfare between the Piazza and
the Rialto are sometimes sufficiently
bad. We are writing of the time when
the population was nearly live times
what it now is and when Venetian
trade was at its zenith.
Well, to combat this mud the ladies
took to high -heeled shoes. As the
mud grew worse the heels became tell
er and taller, until at length they
were half a yard high and as dillicult
to control as f. pair of stilts without
handles. The consequence was that
a lady in full dress, obliged to walk
but a few yards, had to be supported
on both sides. This was a task for the
black pages tr the lovers, who had
now become a very conventional part
of Venetian society. national Mo-View,
As a Drtvjntive of tbe trriD. Hoods
SsrsaparMa has grown into great favor.
It fortifies tbe system and purifies the
tVhat tbe Hon. George G. Vest says in
regard to the su periority of the Hirsch
berg's diamond i.nd non-changeable spec
tacles "I am using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. Hirsobberg and they are the
best I ever tried; it affords me great
pleasure to recommend Prof. Hirschberg
as an excellent optician, and his glassei
arc simply unequalled In my experience
G. G. Vest.'
These spectacles are for sale bj T. H
Thomas accat f ir Rock Island
NOTHING MUCH IN A NAME.
Tb War la Whlett Southern Metroes
Chang Their Patronjmlos.
Amongst the negroes of the South,
particularly in the rural sections, no
importance whatever ia attached to a
name, says the N. Y. Advertiser. John
Smith of today may be Thomas Jeffer
son tomorrow, and George Washing
ton next month, and something else
two weeks later. Such changes excite
no comment, and are regarded as mat
ters of course. If the darky should be
prominent in bis church and most of
them are he naturally prefers to re
tain, in that connection, an identity
with the name under which he joined
So his "church name" may remain
unchanged for three or four years or
even longer, though there may be half
a doeen changes of the name by which
he is known to his neighbors and asso
ciates. The name under which he
leases his farm may be entirely differ
ent from his church name. This also,
for a length of time measured by his
contract, is fixed and unchangeable,
constituting what may be termed his
So it is quite a common occurrence
that one colored citizen has three or
more names at one time, to say noth
ing of the names he has had and dis
carded. "Got any mail for Isaac Westers?"
he asked the Postmaster.
"Anv for George Webb?"
AO. How many people i
getting mail for todav?"
"Jes one. Jes me. Dem's all my
name. Bill Wesley is my name now.
Got any fer dat name, gap'n?"
This is a comman scene at some re
mote postoflice in the backwoods.
Mil comes once a week. The negro
never got a letter in his life, but heal
ways stops when passing by to ask for
it. The country lover who sends and
receives at least two letters regularly
every week, to say nothing of an oc
casional newspaper or advertising cir
cular, is not more punctual or persist
ent in his inquiries at the postoflice.
Half an hour later, on his way back
home, the same negro will stop again
to ask for mail for himself nnH licoo
"You know the mail don't come 'cept j
on Sat'davs." the Postmaster savs. I
"Thought mebbe somebody mout er
come by fum de station an' brung'long
"Well, if he had they wouldn'erbeen
any for you. I been here eight year,
an' you ain't never got anv mail yit."
Whereupon Hill Wesley goes off
grumbling, vaguely resenting the re
mark as a slur upon his citizenship,
protesting his light to ask for mail
just as often as he happens to be con
veniently near the postoflice.
WLile it is ever thirty years ego since
Allcock's Porous Piasters were first inTrr
ductd to the mectiCHl prcfessicn ai d
public, the marked success and unprece
dented popularity which they met wi h
not only continues, r nt stead;!y increasi 8
No o'her plaa'cis liHve been introduced
hi h gidn so csaDV testimonials of high
vnlue as those continuously accorded to
Allcock's Porous Piasters and tr.e only
motive for these exceptional tributes lii s
in the fnct of their being medical scd
Pharmacutical preparation of superior
va;ue. Additional proof of the true v
ne of Ailcot k's Porous Plasters lies in
tbe fact that tfcry are being largely iroi
ta'td by UDfctupulous persons. wbo seek
to deceive the public by offering plasters
which thty okira to be tbe "same,"
"equal," "ss good," 'better," "best
pr rous plaster," ec while it is in gener
al appearance only that they resemble
Allcock's. Every one of the so-called
porous plaster? Bre imitations of All
cork's Porous Plasters.
Avoid dealers who attempt to palm off
inferior and worthless plas'eis that are
purchased by tfcem at low rates for the
purpose of nib.itiiution.
Nearly a century ago a celebrated
gambler made a bet which deserved to
bo recorded for its peculiarity. After
a run of ill-luck with Lord Lome he
jumped up suddenly and, seising a
large punch-bowl that stood near, said:
"For once I'll have a bet where L have
an equal chance of winning. Odd or
even for 15,000 guineas?" "Odd," re
plied the peer with the utmost com
posure. Dash went the punch-bowl
against the wall, and the pieces being
counted, unfortunately for the young
hero of the experiment, there proved
to be an odd number and he was a
ruined man. Waverly Magazine.
William McCarthy. 122 E. Eighth
sirret, Cincinnati, Ouio, writet: 1 used
Dr. Bul.'s Cough Syrup in my family
with good remits." ' We rcccmrcend it
to ad beads of families as the bes-t.
Fits All flta sioi ptd free by Dr
Kliue's Great Nc. ve iitorer. No fits
after ibe first dty's uie. Mtuyelous
cures. Treatise and 2 trial bottle tree to
tit case. Send to Dr. Kline. 931 Arch
st cet, I'hiladelubit, Pa For tale by all
aiuuyists: ci: on oti
ERADICATES BLOOD POI
SON AND BLOOD TAiNT.
Chvkral bottles of Swift's irecific (S.S. 5.)
7 entirely cleansed my system of conUgious
blood poison of the very worst tvpe.
Wm. S. Loomis, Slirevoport, La.
5j5jpw3B CURES SCROFULA EVEN
jg?.'Til IM ITS WORST FORMS
hai scrofula In 1R84, ar.d c"ienned my
system enti-1- from it by taking suven
ttles of S. S. is. I have not had any symp-
v.. V .. V ILCOX.
Spartanburg, S. C
HAS CURED HUNDREDS OP
CASES CFSKIN CANCER.
Treatise on Wood and Skin Diseases moiled
froc. Swur? Specific Co, A.-.!iioia Oa.
Mil U 1 1 U II
SSv" is and will ever be tha
Gout. Influenza. Backache.
Pains In the Side. Chest and
Joints, Neuralgia, Sprains, &c
Betors von need to buy, obtain
WFREE OF CHARCEt
the Tsluble booki 1 'Guide to Haltb,"wiUi
eadorsemeau or prominent pnytimans.
a n n b r ft ?
Prize Medals Awarded!
European Eoctesi Bndolstsdt, London,
Vienna, rrague Aoiieraam,(viiea,
Harem berg, Konstein. Leipslo.
25 & 50 Cts. a bottle, For Sale by
BOEST 708 S0IESIT2
A, 0. HUESIN6.
Repre.nie. amon other time-tried and Tel
known Fire- insurance Companion be foiloirlnsr;
Royal Insurance Company, of Engisnd.
Weeeheeter Fire Ine. Company ot N . Y.
BoflaloOerman Ine. Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Rochester German Ins. Co., Rochester. M. V
Cltiiene Ine. Co., of Pittsburgh. Fa.
9nn Fire Office. London.
CEioi: Ins. Co., of California.
Secnrirv Int. Co.. New Haven, Conn.
Milwaukee Mechanics Ins. Oo., Milwaukee, Wlr
9ennsn Fire Ins. Co.,of Peoria, 111,
Office Cor. 18th St., and Second Ae.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
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RcT-rtfccting over 40 Million Iolltrs
of Cash assets
Fire, Life, Tornado
Bonds ofl Suretyship.
OKFK'K Room 21, MitcheU 3t Lynde's block.
Htvk lslan.1. Ills,
ty Secure unr rates; they ill inttres you.
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General . . .
Insurance Agen t.
Tbe old Fixe and Time-tried Companies
Losses Promptly Paid.
Rates as low as any reliable company ran afford
Your I'ntronnee ii solicited.
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hangeable hPemf V,
Ibe eias-es are the ert. '9H
ever marie in .,-..!ttt?1 4
con-iraction of tne U,. , :
Glaees never ha tochann
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the eyer (no matter how oV'.i
with a new i.i,f.f,i.e.. I
T. H. THOMAS h.. fl
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over any and all othc-e M ,'1
6'i ua optician. Hoc- U:tt:
No' Peddler SnnplU4l
W. TREFZ & CO.
201 1 Fourth Avenue,
Birkenfeld'i Old Stand.
rw mivwc.9rtn mraai Ajm, vffi, bat
tm CLKAIf. lwm M BTAIIt. PSEVEST8 BTBlCTUI
CsnM OOKOCRBOla ul OLCHT ia On to Warn i."
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J. B. ZIMMER,
and Leader in Styles and workmanship, ha3 rceivrJ
FALL STOCK ol Snitirga and Overcoa'ing?.
3a ll and leave your order.
Sr.R Block Opposite LTakpfr HorsE.
ISf-Pry oar brand of SMOKED MEATS.
H. Treman & Sons,
All telephone orders promptly filled. Telephone Ne. 1103. 1700 TLirJA'
First-class Hotel and Restaurant, Aarket Square.
back of Thomas' drugstore.
LUNCH COUNTER IN CONNECTION
l3Good Room 8 by day or night.
WM. GLASS, Propriety
Vlannfactnrer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Oeot'tFlae Shoe a specialty. R-Tirlnedone neatly and promptly.
A share of your patronage respectfully c jelled.
1618 Second Arena. Rock
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money bv buying yonr Crockery, Glassware. Cut
lery, Tinware, Woodware. and Brnshes, at the Old acd
Reliable 5 and 10 Cents Store.
MKS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Tfcird A'
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and. Builder
Office Bhop Corner Berenteentt Bt, . . T?,Ir hltf.
and BeTenth ATenne. J l.OCK l-,a
M-All kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Flans and cstlmaUa for all klcdi of w!P
furnished on application.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS
All Kinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
Genera Jobbing done on short notice and as, tiw action guaranteed.
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