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TIIE AllGUS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1893.
Pabtlahed Dally and Weekly at 16T4 Second
Avenue, Bock Island, III.
J. W. Potter.
TBi Dally 50c per month; Weekly $1.00
pat aanum; la advance f 1 .50 .
m communications of critical or argument
tlva ckaracier, political or religious, most have
real name attached for publication. No aach
articles win be printed orer netttions signatures.
A noymous communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
la Bock Island county.
Thursday. August 17, 1893.
Always a pood investment an ad
vcrtisement in the Daily Argus.
The State Register observes that a
man always feels put out when he's
taken in. "
The consumption of bricks in the
United Kingdom amounts to about
250.000,000 a month.
The first horse was brought to.this
continent in 151. Now there are. in
the United States alone. 14,0.fi,75O,
Talued at $914.03),0X).
A iiiM-KKAiF.K is to be buried in
Chicago six feet in the earth. A
crop of barley will be sowed above
him, sprout, ripen and bo harvested
and then the frcntleman expects to
step forth, shako tho mold off his
person and be as pood as new. The
experiment is not wholly useless.
Tbo value of mind -readers for fer
tilizinsr barley fields has never been
The Iowa republican party after all
these years of alliance with prohibi
tion declares in its platform this year
tha- "prohibition is no test of repub
licanism.'' The Iowa republicans
are making a desperate effort to
shake off the voke of oppression and
bijjotry which they have brought up
on themselves and the people, but
the evils won't shake, and the people
are yery well satisfied with demoera
cy's wav of thinking in Iowa as in the
nation. Frank T. Jackson, the nom
inee for gorernor, will go the way of
Ilutcbins and Hearer.
Neal or Ohio.
LouisMlle Cornier Journal.
The nomination of the Hon. Law
rence T. eal for governor of Ohio
by the democratic state convention.
which assembled Thursday in Cin
cinnati, was clearly the lgic of the
On the party issue of issues Mr
Neal is the only legitimate and nat
ural competitor of the Hon. illiam
McKiniey who could have been put
in the held bv the Uuckeve demo
crats. His rejection, all things con
sidered, would have been the side
tracking of the great principle of
larui reiorm which is identified with
his name and fame, and which, in
his and in our despite, we may be
sure ine republicans win press, un
der the lead of McKiniey, the hell-
wetner oi protectionism, llis nom
nation, therefore, punctuates the
gospel of democratic truth. It puts
the line of battle where it belongs
and strengthens every position upon
It says to the republicans of Ohio
v e are not afraid of you, or your
tiyascutiB." it says to the protec
tionists of Pennsylvania: "If you
think free trade i dead, or dying,
j'ou will find yourselves grievously
mistaken1 It says to the democ
mJWJ of the union: "Be oi good
cheerl The democrats of Ohio stand
where they tood a year ago at Chi
cago. Behold, we give you the gal
lant leader who carried your banner
then, blazing the way for a national
victory that meant all that was
promised for it!"
Two years ago Campbell went
' dewn before McKiniey on the tariff
issue. One year ago Harrison went
down before Cleveland on the tariff
issue. Now we shall have a square
fight between McKiniey, the au
thor of the protection plank in the
national republican platform, and
Neal, the author of the free trade
plank in the national democratic
plalform, a light to a finish the
black Hag to the end and death to
the laggard, or the coward, who is
afraid to face the music.
It was obvious that this was just
what the Ohio republicans did not
want. They were afraid of the man
from Chillicothe. The Cincinnati
Commercial Gazette did all it could
do to prejudice his case. But to no
purpose. Truth is mighty and will
prevail. The machinations of cor
ruption, alike with the arts of crafty
malice and sordid self-interests.
were powerless to clown the man
who, more than all others, deserves
the enthusiastic confidence of his po
litical associates, because at the op
portune moment and in the requisite
way, he stood bravely for the right.
which time-servers had sought to
strike down even in the Temple.
There is always hope where there
is uuty; aiways a snow to win where
there Is courage. We congratulate
the democrats of Ohio. They rei'lu
minate the lights upon the altars of
faith, I hey give us a man and an
idea, the man and the idea for whom
it will be sweet even to perish. But
we shall not perish. Nail to the
mast, the holy flag of revenue reform,
with deck-room for Larry, Neal and
his gallant ship's crew of heroes and
patriots, and we can saieiv leave all
else to the God of storms, the light
ning and the breeze!
U N I QkElV
TRUTH AND BEAUTY.
I had a friend Wio lived for Troth,
Who sought it east, who soiurht it west.
In city streets rid lonely haunts.
And died unprospered In the quest.
Another, who for Beauty lived.
For Beauty bartered all beside,
And in the event a of his aays
For Beauty, at was fit, he died.
And many a tinn between them both
Contention on the point was long;
One Truth's bra -e knipht in weal and woe.
The other Beany 'a champion strong.
But whnn they crossed the flood of death.
The eternal, all-revealinx flame
Fashed on their souls, and then knew they
That Truth an 1 Beauty are the same!
Willi m Cowan, in Good Words
A FIGHT FOR LIFE,'
"It vras the nastiest scrape I ever
got into," said Jonathan Johnson, as
the trail upon which we were driving
suddenly led dawn into the magnifi-
cent ravine ic which the Pipestone
creek wends it sluggish way toward J
the Quappelle river through numer-
ous cranberry swamps and muskegs. V
"It was the nastiest scrape I ever
got into, and I'm going to tell you
all about it."
I settled myself comfortably in the
wagon seat foi- a good story, for I
knew thai Jol.nathan in his young
days had been an old buffalo hunter
and could tell many a good anecdote
if he would only allow himself to be
"Twas about fifty years ago," said
he, "when tb.3se prairies were as
wild as nature made them add buffalo
were as thick us mice in a barn, that
I first came ou hero to hunt and trap
for the Hudson Bay company. In tho
East there wers few could beat me
as a hunter, but up to that time I
didn't know much about the Western
big game. Wei.. I soon found the
favorite breeding ground of , the buf
falo, and that was right around this
neighborhood. Many a hundred have
I shot within five miles of this spot,
but although I have had many nar
row squeaks for my life, I only once
camo near gttting frightened to
death, and it h ippened right here.
"I hadn't exactly been hunting that
day, still I had my rifle with mo. I
carried it partly from habit, you see,
and also for thi very best of reasons
that I didn't have any better place
to leave it. In those days' there
weren't many cf us hunters had any
very special homes in tho We?t, and
when the weather was warm and
clear wo frequently made long trips, j
vaiupiuir just t.nero we iuunu our- .
selves at sunset.
Well, it wis getting dusky on
that particular evenintr. so when I
came to the creek here, thinks I to
myself, I'll stay right here; so after .
4A.V: V V . - T -a i.l 3 . . .
tethering the horse, I stretched out
on the ground 10 enjoy my pipe.
"After lying perhaps an hour I
was suddenly siartled by a peculiar
rumbling noise it sounded like an
underground disturbance. I tried to
think my fancy had deceived mo, but
it kept getting louder and louder, so
finally I determined to go and look
"I clambered up that bank as fast
as I could, noticing that as I neared
the top the tumbling sound grew
more and more distinct, but strange
to say, I never .'or a moment suspect- j
ed the danger. I
"Well, when I at length reached
the brow of the hill and looked over, I
the 6ight that 4 ij-
froze the blood in my veins.
"A living prairie of panting, strug
gling buffaloes, and the whole herd ,
under full steam, stampeding and
heading straight for me.
My heart just jumped fairly into
mv mouth, for thev wern't morn than
a quarter of a mile away, but it !
wasn't any timo to stand thinking,
so I lust turn 3d down that ravine
faster than I co lid run it would kill .
?, man to do it in cold blood, but I j
fHpw I had to reach my horso or Ipse I
my life. j- r" j
"AS I1iaain1 V.a Iiamb Via nlnnnttfl
and tore at the rope as though he !
rQ7r o n rl tt traa ovidftnt. tlinf
he had scented the danger.
I had got to within twenty yards
of him, when he made a frantic
plunge, snapped the rope, and away
he went. I turacd in despair just as'
the first buflalois reached the brow
of the hill, but 1 knew how useless it
would be to va6te ammunition. I
think, howerer, that I would have
fought it out ht.d I not thought of
the muskeg wh:ch commenced about
forty yards from where I stood;
I knew that thjugh I might get a
little way upon the quaking mass by
being very careful, still it would be
mighty poor fo ting for a stamped-
: v 1 r r.. 1 n -a
lng nerd or butiaio. mere wasn t a
moment to lose, so I headed for it as
hard as I could run, but short as the
distance was, I realized that it
would be a close race between myself
and the frighiened brutes already
surging down the steep bluff, heed
loss of anything except flight.
"Just as I rei.cheu the edgo of the
morass the livit g wave b. oke upon
the bottom of the ravine, causing the
quaking ground to undulate in long
swells which very nearly thicw me
headlong into t ie muddy water.
"I recovered myself, however, and.
making a desjerate spring, landed
upon one of those small moss islands
which Boat here and there upon the
surface of the quagmire. One more
leap and I had reached my limit I
could get no further, for there was
not another islaad within twenty feet
I turned and faced the snorting,
foam-flecked mass of maddened buf
"One glance thowed me that only
the extreme left of the herd would
face the ' swamp the greit mass
passing to the v estward, still I knew
that I had not yet . got out of the
"The first creature to reach the
edge attempted to hold back, but he
tried in vain. 3"he irresistiblepower
'behind drove Jim forward to his
doom, and wit i a loud bellow he
sprang upon tht nearest island, but
it was not built to carry him and ho
I looked from the spot where he
had gone down and saw to my horror
that what I had crossed as safe land
had now sunk under the combined
weight of the herd and that between
my frail raft and the dry land was
now fully eighty feet of quagmire
filled with drowning and fighting
animals, some of which were knee
deep, while others barely had their
noses out of water. Tho struggles
and cries of the poor creatures were
horrible to witness, as one after an
other they were trampled under foot
and pressed under water by the
stronger among the herd crowding
Up to this time but few of them
had succeeded in hghting their way
throujrh the thick slime to the island
upon which I had taken refuge, and
these I had been forced to shoot for
"There was one, howev that
nearly proved too much foi me. A
young and sturdy bull after making
a vigorous rush across the backs of
the others, during which ho slipped
and half fell three or four times only
to recover himself with a snort of
terror, finally reached the end of his
living bridge, and gathering himself
for a last elToit. attempted to spring
upon my stronghold. Fortunately
for mo, the great fellow slipped, and
falling short, succeeded only in strik
ing the island with his massive
"As a matter of course the shock
threw mo off my feet and when I had
recovered myself tho bull had got
one leg upon the mass and had half
raised himself from the water.
"My rifle was empty, so I wielded
it as a club, striking him upon tho
nose until his roars echoed down tho
ravine; but for all my clubbing I
could not drive him back, and in an
other instant he had secured a foot
ing with the other leg.
'Never shall I forget tho agony of
that moment standing as I did upon
a small moss island scarcely twelve
feet in diameter with a bottomless
quagmire all round and an enraged
buffalo drawing mo resistlessly into
the folds of the heaving, bubbling
mud, in which were either dead or
dying a full hundred of the ,wild
"At that moment I remembered
my hunting knife, and.
to the hilt
lrom my ueii, urove is
into the bull's neck.
"The blow was a good one, and as
the warm life blood poured from his
mouth and nostrils, I knew that I
was saved. A moment later the
V . . 1 l- l : t .1 i
huge, strong form
into the mire; the
itself and I was again
master of the
"The rest was camparatively easy,
although on on occasion I had as
many as a dozen struggling animals
close around me, and all clamoring
for admittance at the same time.
But the poor creatures were too
weak to raise themselves; in fact,
most of them sunk without causing
me much trouble, and very soon all
became still, but never had the
moon shown down upon a : more
ghastly struggle for existence than
had occupied the last half hour.
"After casting around for some
time for a means of reaching the
shore I finally succeeded in crossing
upon the backs of the dead buffaloes,
but it was ticklish work.
I "Well, to cut a long story short,
I for this is my farm which we are
coming to, I managed to get enough
hides out of that pool to make my
triP a very profitable one, but I had
t0 Het a new horse before I could
market tnem. lor the old one
saw again. ' m
Matter of Doing It, Its
Tost and Vsefulnes.
The matter of electric heating is
at nresent, rlAmnnrHntr rnnsidp.ru.hlf
' attention and was the subject of three
papers read before the meeting of
the Chicago t lectric club, according
to Klectricity. The problem of
electric heating has now been very
thoroughly investigated and as far
as its practicability is concerned is
pretty well established. It can hardly
be considered, however, to have been
sufficiently developed in point of
economy to prove generally useful,
although for certain applications it
doubtless is now in a position tocom-
pete with othor methods of heating.
Such cases are, of course, confined
to th se in which the heating is re-
1 .... . . . .
quired intermittently, where the con
sumption of fuel during the periods
of disuse is sufficient to more than
counterbalance the extra cost of cur-
v t n a luiivu
I rent above fuel.
It is chicly as a luxury that this
method finds its application, and in
the lino of convenience, electric
smoothing irons, cooking utensils,
ovens, etc.. leave little to be desired.
It is estimated that electricity at
$.015 er horse-power per year of
4,00.) hours has heating effect equal
to coal at ?G per ton for house heat
ing, and somewhat less for cooking,
which shows that only a small ad
vance in efficiency is necessary to put
it in active competition with coal.
! ut' a no l)ii(rr.
With a view to giving a perform
ance in the evening the manager of
the traveling dramatic company was
inspecting the building called by the
enterprising Arizona proprietor an
"Vcs. it's large enough," he said,
"and the lighting arrangements
seem to be all right, but it hasn't
exits enough.: In caso of a sudden
alarm there would be a crush. Did
you ever try to find out how long it
takes to empty the hall?"
"Yoj bet I havo!" answered the
proprietor. "A dog fight ca the out
side will empty tho building in
twenty-seven seconds by the watch."
SJ i-aaje If True.
It is related t'.;:it on the date of Edwin
Booth's birth there was a meteoric show
er. At the hour and just before tho mo
ment of lus death at the Players club
the electric lights all went out, and at
the hour of his burial in Mount Auburn
just at sunset there was a phenomenal
sky. The west was not only brilliantly
aglow, but aglow in a peculiar way.
Above the horizon line was a band of
light verging toward golden green, while
below and above was a marvelous blend
ing of rose and azure and gold, while in
the east the reflection of all this splendor
was repeated in fainter tints. It was an
effect so beautiful and so uniquo even
among beautiful snnsets that it was re
marked in man towns and nil along the
coast here. Boston Cor. New Orleano
Better I.ate Than Never!
"Don't put off until tomorrow what
can and should be done today," is
wise. If you have never used Sozo
dont for your teeth, make a bee-line
for the druggist and get a bottle and
begin to use it at once. "Verb,
sap " '
LOUIS D. VANDERVZRE,
One cf the Tbest known Ttfoslness tnea in C-i:!,
representative of the great Er&iftrcct Ci.
HEADACHE, SLEEPLESSNESS, NERV0U3
Dr. Mile Medical Co., JClkhart, Ind.
Gentlemen : I take pleasure in Informing yon
of the very beneficial results which have follower
the use of Da. Miita- RcarroRirivf Ntavju
.n the case of myself and w lfe. For a year I v u.
tubject to a distressing pain at the base of tiit
brain and upper portion of the spinal corL 1
mm mm. lost flesh and was greatly
fl II f W j troubled with sleepiessriefca.
T"T" "'Your Nervine was highly
recommended to ma M y case bad tcen so iltf
uate that I bad no confidence in the efficacy of
any medicine. Yet as a last resort I consented to
(rive it a trial. Much to my surprise. I experienced
marked benefit; my sleeplessness disappeared:
my headache was removed; my spirits and general
aaiNco rstin pounds. All this occ.urbJ
rrt" LtasiNCD ano will shown mtsichns
My wile i i&Klng tlie lf rvine witn
best of reiulia.
Fold on at Positive Guarantee.
Z .7 Vtl S.V PI LLS, 50 Doses 25 Cts.
In the Circnit Conn, in Cfcrnccry .
Sept. urm A. 1.-9S.
Hon e Building and Loan lsscc ttion cf Rock
Island vs. Harry Kicher.
Affidavit of non-refiU nee of Ilsny Fischer
tleshove dcfendait. tavtnp Item filed in the
rlerk's ofHra of the circnit rourt. not ire I ereby
given to the sa:d non-resident d. frndant that the
complainant filed his bin of complaint in raid
conrt, on the chancery side thereof, on the
Twenty -flrt day of Jnly. 1S9S. and that therenpon
a summons issued ont of raid court, wherein said
smt is now ptndina, rtnmb;e on the fin-t Mon
day in the month of SepuiLber reit, as is by
law required. Mow. unle a yon, the said non
resident defendant above named, Harry Fltcher,
shall personally be and appear before said circuit
court on the first day of the next term 'hereof, to
be ho'.den at Kock island in and lor the said
county, on the first Monday in beptember next,
ai d plead, answer or demur to the raid com
plainant's bill of complaint, the same and the
matters and things therein charged and tta'ed
will be taken as confessed, snd a decree entered
against you accord ine to the prajer oi said bill.
GEOKGB W. GAMfcLK, Clerk.
Bock Island. Illinois, July SI, im.
Jackson & Tints',
Sol'diors for Comp'aioant.
OF KEAL ESTATE.
By virtne of sn order snd decree of the county
Court, of Kock island county, state or Illinois,
made on the petition it tne undersigned, James
K, Jobnrton. administrator of the estate of
Kotalie Hartnrgel, dtceai-ed. for letve to sell
the rca: estat" of said deceased at the August
term, A. I. la, of said court, to-wit :
on the 8th day of Ar gust, A. D., lSitft, I shall
on the Sih day if Septtiuber r.ex'. between the
ho irs of mo clou in tne forenoon ana 5 o'clock
in the afternoon of said dy. sell at pnblic sale,
at the north door of the ct urt bouse in ihecitT
of Rock Hland. in said county, the real estate
described as follows, to-wit:
The noith twenty ( JO J acres cf the west-half of
iheas-halff section number two.c.). intown
thip sey.iiteen, (17), north range two, (3). west
f the Fourth principal meridian, exci pting
therefrom the following described real estate, to
wit: Ueginning at a point on the half section
forty-two (42) chains and nlty-seven (57i links
south of the south-west corner of the south-east
quarter of said section nine, (9), and running
thence south sixty three (63) degrees and forty
(40) minutes ea-t (s 03 degrees 40 m e thirteen
chains and twenty-four links, (1324 1(10 chains),
thence south fiifty-two degrees and fifty five min
i tes east (s 5i cii irrees ?6 minntes e) ten chains
aud fift-Line link ((10-C9 KKichainsmore or less
to the east line of said west-half of the eas. half
of said section nine, (9i containing betw een said
line and Keck Kivereight and twenty-two hun
dredths (6 2-J-1C0) seres more or les?. situated in
the county of hock Ishnd, state cf Illinois, on
the following urrotvuimtij : t an down on de
livery of deer.
Dated this 8th day of August, A. I).. 1893.
JAMES R. JODNs-TON.
Administrator of the Jistate of Rosalie Ilartrage1.
Notice to Electric Light Contractors.
Sealed proposals will be received at the c'tr
clerk's office. Keck Island, Illinois, until S o'clock
D. m . September 4. 1893. for lighting th ttret ts
of the city by electricity, the lamps to be of
standard si.CV-candle power each to the number
of luu to 140 lights suspended at street internee
tions or on poles at surb places as the city may
aireri, ine term or contract to oe lor nve years
fiom December 1, 1893 The speci ficnuuns can
be seen at trie city clerks office. The city r
Serves the right to reject any or all tids.
A. D. Hubsisq, City Clerk.
Dated Bock Island. Illinois, Aug. 13. 1(93.
Bock Island Absehal. 111.. Aueust 16. 1893.
sealed protosals, in triplicate, will be received
sntil IS o'clock, noon. Beptember 15, 1893, and
then opened, for furnishing at this arsenal the
forage and straw required by the Quartermaster's
department during the fi-tcal year tndirg June 30,
lows, i ne unueo. nates reserves the right to re
ject any or all proposals. All information fur
nished noon appl cation here. Envelopes con
taining proposals should be marked. "Proposals
for Forage and Btraw," and addressed to
John T. TaoMrsosr.
Lieut. Crd. Dept. A. A. M.
They wash their clothes
MADE ONLY BY
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Aen's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
ISCOKPORATED I'NDEK THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank
Rock Islaxd, III.
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 3 p. tn and Saturday evenings from 7 to S o'clock
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Persona;
lateral or Real Estate security.
P. L. 1I1TCHELL, Pres't. F. C. DEXKMANJJ, lce Preat. J St. Bl'FORD.O
P. L. Mitchell, F. C. Denkmsnn, John Crnhangh, Phil Mitchell, II. P. Hull, L ;m
E. W Uurst, J. M. Buford, John Volk.
Jackson A IIchst, Solicitors.
Began business Jnly 8, 1S90, and occupy tha southeast corner of Mitchell Lynde'g new
releDnone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents Fine Eboes a Specialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly.
A share of your patronage respectfully (elicited.
1618 Second Avenue, iKock Island, i:
All kinds of Carpentering
lurBished when desired.
Shop cor. First ave. and Seventeenth st. Rock Island.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK,
Al' kinds of brass, bronae and aluminum bronze casting, all shades and tempere Male
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
SBOr iKD Optics At 1811 First avenue, near Ferry landing, - BOCK ISLAND
J; MAQER, Proprietor:
GEORGE S CHAFER, Proprietor.
1S01 Second Avenue, Corner of Sixteenth Street, - Opposite Harper's Theatre.
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Hanc
Free Lunch Every Day
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by buying your Crockery, Glassware, Cut
lery, Tinware, Woodware, and Brushes, at the Old acd
Reliable 5 and 10 Cents Store.
MRS, C. MXTSCH'S. 1314 Third Ave-
J. 1YI. CHRISTY.
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
llil 1128 Fearth avenue. Residence 1119 Fourth ayenne.
Plans and specifications furniahed on all classes of work; also afrent for WUler's PatenUM
m. J. Parkkb.
promptly attended to. Estiicai'i
Sandwiches Fnrnlsried on Short Notice
K11QFACT0BEI Of CB1CKEBS US
Ask Tout Grocer for Them.
The Christy "Otstib" ai.d Christy ' '
nw, stylish and desirable,