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r'rt lo a bilious state of the system, suoh as)
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to premature decay sore hands
sore hearts clothes never clean.
Not so when
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hearts light clothes pure and white
as a Greenland snowdrift.
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Do not lcrget to eee the ex
hibit of the General Elec
tric Company in the Elec
tricity BaildiDg, tie Intra
mural Railway equipped
with General Electric Com
pany's apparatus, the Elec
tric Launcbea equipped
with General Electric Com-"
pany'a motors, and the Gen
eral Electiic company's Arc
Lighting Plant and Power
Generators in Machinery
Wit I unr rtAMac
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no pain, no sta:m.
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A.ZYi'" gBOLUTE CURE FOflV
THE STLADY GROWTH OF INTEREST
IN STATE ELECTIONS.
lessons Ihat May Be Drawn From the New
Vork State and National Election The)
Terceni aKe of Voters to the Popnlatien
Greater In the Country.
A comparison of the election returns
at the end of the last century, abont the
time of the adoption of the constitution
of theTJaited States, with the returns
for the List presidential election, shows
how widely the suffrage has extended in
the TJnixd States. In Massachusetts,
between 1778 and 1794, the proportion of
votes cast to the population varied from
2 to 5 per cent. In several counties of
the Btate of New York there were cast at
the election of 1892 almost one-third as
many vc tes as there wore inhabitants.
It is the habit of many people to take
it for granted that the earlier institu
tions of the United States were more
democre tic than the present ones, and
that the tendency of these times is to
put the political power in the hands of a
few tneii and to take it away from the
multitude. No such theory is borne out
by the election returns. At one of the
most hotly contested elections in Virrrin-
ia, when Chief Justice Marshall's father
was a candidate for membership in the
house of burgesses, or what would cor
respond to assemblyman here, there was
only on.) vote cast to every 10 inhabit
ants, a ratio smaller than that cast in
any county in this state for a great many
years. There was a property qualifica
tion for electors in this contest, awl it
was frequently the case that the voting,
instead of boing by socret ballot, was
viva vo.:e. There were so few electors
that th y would all come together on
election day. and their names would be
called, every man naming his choica.
With all the talk about the large vote
of the city of New York and the power
of its majorities to settle the result in the
state, ir, is somewhat contradictory that
the election figures should show that
New York has the smallest ratio of voters
to inha bitants less than half as large as
the ratio in many of the rural counties.
Brookl..-n comes next and Buffalo third.
Thro aghout the state it is general that
the Democratic counties cast fewer votes
to the number of their inhabitants than
the Republican counties. In New York
the nninber of inhabitants to each votor
is C.8!. in Kings 5.95 and in Erie 0.0G,
while ia Cortlamlt and Otsego the ratio
is 3.11 to 1: 8.10 in Yates, 3.35 in Gone
see, 3.: 3 in Delaware, 3.35 in Allegany,
3.26 in Madison. 3.C7 in Ontario, 322 in
St. Lawrence. This shows a ratio twice
as large in New York and almost twice
as lar:;e in Brooklyn and Buffalo as in
the ru -al counties. i
There are two main reasons to account
for th s. One is the difference in the
election laws in the cities and in the
counties, and the other is the difference
in the character of the population. It
canno- be a difference in politics, for
Schoharie, one of the few rural Demo
cratic counties, shows a ratio of 3.13, and
Greene, another Democratic county, has
a ratii of 3.86. .The percentage of voters
is lower in the cities than in the rural
districts. The two counties of Schenec
tady laid Schoharie are Democratic and
contif ruous. Schoharie is a purely agri
cultural county, while a great part of
the population of Schenectady county is
in Scaenectady, which is a flourishing
little city. Schenectady has 6,000 more
population than Schoharie, but it casts
several hundred fewer votes, and there ia
a diff irence of a third in their ratios.
One reason for the high ratios in New
York, Brooklyn and Buffalo is the large
numlicr of aliens in those cities. The
aliens count in the population, but they
do not count in the number of voters.
According to the 6tate census New York's
population is one-fourth alien, and the
ratio in Buffalo is almost as high.
Another thing is the difference in elec
tion laws. In the cities a man has to go
to ti e polling place twice to vote once
to reBter and once to cast his ballot. In
the country he has to go only once and
that time to vote. His name may be put
on tl e registration list by his friends.
A comparison of these returns with the
election returns at the time of the Revo
lutionary war and the adoption of the
cons action shows that political inter
est is increasing every year, and that tho
percentage of those who participate in
elections is also increasing. In Massa
chusetts toward the close of the last cen
tury, when discussions respecting the
federal constitution were going on and
whea there had been an actual rebellion
in c ne part of the state, not over G per
cent of the population voted, although
the t ensusof those days shows that about
three times that percentage of men were
entklod to vote. In New York state at
the last election the census and registra
tions lists were almost identical in many
districts, and there were 6ome districts
whe re there were more votes cast than
the census showed of residents in the dis
trici in the spring when the census was
It may be that to the rich men and
men engrossed in the management of
lar;e business affairs politics and politi
cal matters are not relatively so iuipor
tan; as they were when the United States
began, but a comparison of the election
returns shows that aside from the widen
ing of the franchise the proportion of
those who vote is greater in this state
than ever before. New York Sun.
It your shears squeak or bind whilo
you are using them, run your finger
the ughtf ully down the side of yournose
and rub it over the inside of the blades,
and the scissors will generally work as
easily and noiselessly as anyone could
def ire. There is always a little oil col
lected in the corners on the outside of
on i's nostrils, and those who know it
can "oil up" squeaky shears without
trtuble or without fear of making the
scissors greasy. Another simple way to
acoomplish the same end is to draw the
bhides of the shears over the hair, on
'vldch, when it is healthy, there is al
ways a little oiL Writer.
THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 22. ltsird.
LCT iN ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Ilnw a Widow Made I'se of What She
Heard Railroad Directors Say.
A few years ago a widow and her
daughter were occupying a section in a
Pullman sleeper on the Missouri Pacific
railroad. The section next to this lady
happened to be occupied by a couple of
the directors of that railroad. The par
titioa between the two sections was so
thin that it was not difficult for a con
versation carried on in one section to be
heard in the other. The lady traveler
heard the two directors discussing a plan
of consolidation whereby the stock of the
Missouri Pacific was bound to be greatly
enhanced in value.
It was then worth but 2 or 3 cents on
the dollar. She was on her return trip
to her home in Hartford. The conver
sation of the two directors preyed on her
mind. She revolved it over and over
again until her home was reached, about
which time a $5,000 note due her was re
deemed. She sent for her attorney, de-'
tailed to him the conversation she had
heard and said she was almost resolved
to invest the 5,:.C0 in Missouri Pacific.
The attorney, mistaking her announced
resolution for irony, laughed, but the
woman of wealth persisted.
"It is but $5,000," she said, "and if I
lose I shall have just as much to eat as I
have always hal and just as much to
wear. If the plan3 betrayed by these
two directors work out, I shall make a
good deal of money buying Missouri Pa
cific." The attorney obeyed the instructions
of his client, invested the $5,000, and in
less than a month the proposed consoli
dation was consummated, and the Hart
ford widow realized for her $5,000 invest
ment $250,000. At the first blush this in
cident isat down as proof of luck.
It was. simply an unexpected exhibi
tion of what in Wall street vernacular is
termed "nerve" on the part of a quick
eared and quicker witted woman. Not
one person in 10,000 would have given
any heed to the conversation referred to,
and not one of a thousand who might
have heard and heeded and who hap
pened to have the money, as the widow
had it, would have dared invest it.
These incidents and illustrations might
be expanded until volumes were filled.
The evidence would bo cumulative that
eyes and ears and brain make what
the thoughtless, term luck. Cincinnati
The Waiter's Good Joke.
The party at the corner table had or
dered four beers and a thin one and in
vited the waiter of the German restau
rant to "have one yourself." Warmed
by the hospitality and tho jokelets that
followed, Jacob felt bound to reciprocate.
"I vill dell you a goot story," he said,
"von dot did happen true mit mineself
here dor oder day. Dere vas a veil it
gomes in hero mit some jag on nnd sit
him down at dot tlablo r.nd zcy, 'Vat
haf you? 1 zay Showdcr,' un.l he zay,
'Pring me some, und den he loans pack
in der shair to sleep mit Lku.;uif.
"I j-ells 'Showder!' to tier cook, und
ven it gomes cop und I carries it to tier
man he vas zound asleeb. I zay, I haf
some fun,' und I dakes der empty bowl
dot some oder veller had und set in front
of der veller mit drr jag. Eretty soon
he vakes oop und loo';s at i'.t r bowl und
zay, 'Gif nie a beer, und i.i.w mooch vas
all?" 'Dwenty cents, I zay, und he zay:
Ees dot all? Veil, dot vas a.j goot show
der as I efer did eat.'
"Und I laff like a man ven you gif
him some beer for no-.l'ngsund jokes mit
him. Den I say to dis veller: 'Dot vas
all right. You haf anoder showder on
mo eef you like it. Dot vas a goot von.
"Und I laff efer since. It vas a goot
choke, you bet." Boston Herald.
"Xddress as Above."
" There is one lawyer in the city who
will never again make use of Latin
phrases in writing business letters. A
short time ago he had to write a letter to
a client, in a neighboring city regarding
an important lawsuit that was to come
up before the court in the course of a
few days. The information he solicited
was highly essential to his case. In writ
ing this epistle he made use of a letter
head with his printed address at the top.
In closing his letter he signed himself
thus: "John Langdon, Address ut supra."
After waiting several days for the re
ply, which did not come, he again wrote
his procrastinating client and asked why
he had not sooner answered his first let
ter. The next day he received a reply in
which the client 6aid that ho had an
swered the letter and addressed it to
"John Langdon. Ut Supra, N. Y." Buf
The great secret which many electri
cians believe to be nearing discovery by
some of their number is how to extract
from coal direct all of the energy which
it contains the utilizing of it all. with
none of the present remainder of dead
waste. If they really do this, all their
claim and expectation of revolutionizing
present methods of heat, lighting anil
transportation will be justified. If, as
they also claim, they will then make war
methods tremendously destructive be
yond any yet known, the world may look
forward at an early day to the beginning
of a period of undisturbed peace. Scran
Instincts That 1-ead to Death.
Professor Mivart proved that there are
"instincts" that lead to death by failing
to adapt themselves to a change of cir
cumstances. Migratory quail by thou-
k Bands perish in the deserts of northern
Africa, where their ancestors used to find
a comfortable winter resort, abounding
with forests and even with grainfields
if we shall credit Pliny's account of the
Numidian coast lands. The forests are
gone, but myriads of quail still follow
in the same route at the risk of starva
tion. San Francisco Chronicle.
Altogether Too Expensive.
Husband I think I shall go out and
catch a few fish for our dinner tomor
row. Wife No, Edwin, we must econo
mize. Euy them of the regular dealer.
Detroit Free Press.
' " -in ii mmam-
( i ... ... -
j Joslix, Atir. 21 Mrs. Grace
j Crompton and daughters are visitin !
j with her husband's parents.
; John Osborn has put up a new j
- "iiiv.ii aqua iu me appear-
, ance and beauty of the farm.
! Mr. and Mrs. John M,mHrn,i fr
Samuel Wainwright and son George,
visited with F. E. Crompton and fam
ily. Butter is becoming more scarce,
consequently it is advancing iu price.
It is selling for 25 cents at the Joslin
On Tuesday last Mr. aud Mrs.
John Moody visited with G. C. Wake
and family Mr. Wake is of the opin
ion that Mr. Moody is the best posted
man on politics that he has met for
Quite a number of improvements
have been made and new buildings
erected of late in our vicinity. G. C.
Wake and S. S. Beal have each erect
ed a new hay barn and cow stable.and
James Walker has built him a com
In making and working a road in
Zuma township which leads from the
bluff road south to Joslin. an attempt
is being made to divert the course of
a natural stream or watercourse,
which will not be allowed. A notice
has been served upon the road com
missioners. On Thursday night last there was
a lawn sociable at the residence of
W. II. Whiteside for the benefit of
Rev. Fye. of the United Brethren
church. There were over 100 in at
tendance, which must have netted a
nice little sum for the minister. The
first table was set about 8 o'clock and
was continuously replenished with
substantial, luxuries and delicacies
until past 12 o'clock. Ice cream was
served during the evening.
Mlltum ix Pakvo.
For Weary Feet.
"My old colored cook," said a woman
recently, "kei ps a pa 1 of her own man
ufacture always before t'.ie hitchea sink.
It is made of several pv.v: s of old c irpet
tacked together with strong thread, the
whole beiii't made over and renewed
quite frequent !y. Win :i I ;;:-kcd her the
other day why she !:-vt the rat hi r un
sightly n:;,' t;a lu r n. ;;t lii:ol' m:i covered
floor, she explained th:t it v.:;s a yrer.t
rest to lur feet to stand o'.T the unyield
"And w'.mi my attention was thus
called to it I could s:'e that it i-n:t be.
and the i '.ea v. ;us worth h..::Ii:: ; ;:r j.i::d
"I have li!'.':rd saleswomen ;:nd men.
too, complain t:)oiieanot!n r t lie s'.u.ps
of the paiii which t:.iy M.r.::( d troin
constantly standing on the wooden floors,
and I presume this condition would be
much relieved if a strip of ropo mat ing
could be stretched for their use." New
O, ih'p dull, dopressintr headache,
J hat won't wear off;
This hawkine and th;t sp tting.
And this hsckinj conrh.
I've 'ost my sense of rmellinp.
And tasteVgo n. too
I know c!Rrh'a whtt ail me.
But -wha s a'l I do?
My hack:n; and my hawking
Keep, hp a stead din;
I'm hmntt'd by the f;ar that
Consumption may fret n.
I feel tnpremclv wretched ;
Nowond -r I'm olne.
I know my he ib b s fai in?.
Bat what can I do?
Eo? I'll tcUyou what to do, my friend. If you'll
lend me your ear a minute. Go down to the drug
store and buy Dr. Sajc'e Catarrh Remedy, and
take it according to directions s'vo-", and yon'll
soon find that this miserable h ad.tche is a thing
of the past; the hacking and spittirfr, to disa
greeable to others as well as to yo rsclf; will
come to an end, and in a shirt time yon will feci
likea ne loan. A new man think cf that and
all for fifty cents, which is now the price cf Dr.
Sage'sCatanh Remedy, the Qi failing cure for 1h's
is and will ever be the
fin nf Tnflrira. Knclraelie.
Pnitia in fhp Side. Chest and
Joints, Neuralgria, Sprains, &c.
tseiore yon neea to tray, ooiain
rrcRCC ot? r.uiRPC'Cl
tho valuable book: "Guide to Healtu'witi.
. r D X G c
17 Warren Str.
Prize Medals Awarded !
European Houses: Budolstadt, London,
Vienna, .Tragus ,noweraamtiviicii
KuremberRi Konstein, Leipiio.
i 25 & 60 Cts. a bottle, For Sale by
EC2SI TCH XOXSSITZ
other dmrgisrs. .
WfcSfjf a very! hi fit: from a line
sill handkerchief to a circus
tent; Lace enrtaints a special ty.
No. ITS4 T9IKI" AVE.
A. mL L. J. PAR&ER,
Telatboo No. 1214.
V rT - m Mi 1 aT Ml II I
Castoria 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, Soothhig- Syrups, and Castor. Oil.
It Is Pleasant. Its gHaranteo is tJiirfy 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 aud flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas
toria is the Children's Panacea tho Mother's Friend.
"Castoria is an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of ita '
good effect upon their children.'
Da. Q. C. Osgood,
" Castoria is the best remedy for children of
which I u acquainted. I hope the day ia 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
agents down their throats, thereby sending
them to premature graves."
Da. J. F. KmcBEXOK,
The Centaur Company, TT
THE MOLINE WAGON,
iianulacturers ol FARM. SPRING AND FREIGHT WAGONS
full and complete line of Platform and other Spring Wagons, especially aaaptea to toe
Western trade, of superior workmanship acd finish Iilnstrated Price List free on
UlicatioD. See the MOLINE WAGON before ourcliaeLng
Heating and Ventilating Engineers,
Gas and Steam Fitting,
complete line ot Pipe; Brass Goods, Packing Hose,
Fire Brick Etc. Largest nd best equipped
establishment west of Chicago.
DAVIS bi.uu.tv. Moline, HI.
EvcryihiDg in the line of 6priDg vehicles, and the
largest assortment of
Harness, Laprobes, Whips, Etc.
Mason's Caretage Works,
Fast Fourth Street.
-ELY'S CREAM BALM Cleanse the 'asal
Passage. Allans lain
thenorea, uetnrrii lart
iiii iiini -
dives Ivellt-f at orn-es
Appl intn tha KnttrUa.
50c lru?gists or by siaO.
Carpenter and Builder,
OFFICE, NO: 2821 SIXTH AVENUE,
Shop on Vine Street. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
" Castoria is so well adapted to children thai
I recommend it as superior to any preacripUoc
known to me."
H. A. Arcbik, M. D.,
Hi So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, If. T
" Our physicians in the children's depart
ment have spoken highly ot 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 th
merits of Castoria has won us to look with
favor upon It."
United Hospital, axd DispKxsaaT,
Allen C Smith, Prtt.,
Murr ay Straet, Net
' Tork City.
1 12. 1 14 West Seventeenth at.
Telephone 1148. Rockislatc.
TeleDhonp 1 1 fio
ami Intliitnmatian, Heals
and mell, and 'u
imii i r-iTi s. issa
lur il in lll.
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