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THE ABGTJ& TOIDAr. DECEMBER 20, 1895.
THE ARGUS. M kM M Hd WmUj at mm heaa Aaaaaa, Bock IiUad, m. Intend at tbe poM ee as second elan Butter.) J. W. Fomi POLUHXB. TIRIM-Dail. 10 earn per wee. Weekly, IS.00 per aaaom; ta edrance. SUM. All coaaanlculoaa of critical or afiaassnta tr?e ehararter. political or relliiooe, aul have tool nam. attached tor publication. Mo neb artlale win bo printed over letr.lona signatures. Osneepondenes solicited from ovary towaeblp la leak If Mad eoontr. Friday, December 20, 1895. I.i addition to 20 rooms at the Southern hotel in St. Louis, Gov. McKinley has engaged 20 at the St. Nicholas and 30 at the Planters'. la this what John Sherman calls baying votes? Kansas City Star. TnEKE is trouble among the Chi. cajro republicans as the result of the selection ol St. Louis and not Chicago as the convention city. One set lays the blame on the penuriousness .of Millionaire Samuel Allerton, and the friends of the latter shoulder the whole responsibility on Tanner, Jam ison, Lo rimer and their crowd. It is a very lively muss and foil of prom ise. Tnt Minneapolis Times figures that there will be 447 votes in the next electoral college. This Includes the vote of Utah, which will be ad mitted as a state July 4, 1806. In the national conventions there will be two delegates for each electoral vote, or 89 1, and two for each of the five remaining territories, Alaska, Arizona, Oklahoma. New Mexico and Indian, and two from the District of Columbia, making an aggregate of 906, the number necessary to a nom ination in the republican convention being 454. In the democratic con vention. If the two-thirds rule hith erto in vogue continues, it will take COS votes to make a nomination. There are four delegates at large from each state, and it is customary to choose these at the state conven tion. Thcro are also two from each congressional district. These are chosen by each district, sometimes by special district convention, and sometimes by tho delegates repre senting the district in the state con. vention that selects the delegates at large. Lincoln, CI rant and Tannar. Ualrsbarg Mill. The republican press of Illinois is having a merry discussion these days over Tanner and his bold plunge for the governor's mansion. There is much opposition to Tanner through out the state, but it is our opinion that it will avail nothing. The re publican party of today is nothing if not a combination of bosses and dum mies. John R. Tanner is as illiter ate as a cow he knows nothing but pot-house politics. While state treasurer he pocketed the interest on the publio lands, thus robbing the people of $100,000 every year that ne nciu omce. vv ncn exposure and the penitentiarv were coming down like an avalanche upon the squirm ing, cowering, cringing scoundrels in the last legislature, 'Inn tier used his omnipotent power to save his pais, ilio investigation was stran tried, (he legislature was adjourned and tho thieves Hod to wallow in their booty. And yet these exploits vi lanner oniv raise nim in the eves of his party. He is only following in tbo footsteps of Tom I'latt and Matttjuay. It is the straight road to republican success. or course some good Illinois republicans who remember the good old davs of Lin coin, Yates, Grant, Logan and Ogles by naturally fame and fret as they march along chained to the Tanner car, but they will march along just me same wnen tbe music starts up. Tanner dominates the republicans of Illinois today more completely than Aoranam Lincoln or U. S. Urant did in their palmiest days. Tho 81a of Fretting;. There is one Fin which it seems to me is everywhere and by everybody un derestimated, and qnito too uincU over' looked in valuations cf character. It is tbo sin of fretting. It is as common as air, as speech, so common that unless it rises above its usual monotone we do not even observo it. Watch any ordina ry coming together of people, and ste bow many minutes it will be before umeboriy frel that is, makes more or less complaining statement or something or other which probably every on" in tbe room, or in the car, or tho street comer, it may be, knew before, and Jirobobly nobody can help. Why say anytning about it 1 It is cold, it is hot. It is wet, it is dry : somebody has bro ken an appointment, ill cooked a meal; stupidity or bad faith somewhere has resulted in discomfort. There are plenty ox tilings to I rot about. It is simply as tgpisbing how mueh annoyance may be xo-ina in tuo coarse ci every day liv lug, even at tho simplest, if one only keeps a sharp eye ont on that side of things. Even Holy Writ says we are prone to trouble as sparks By onward. But even . to tbe sparks flying upward. in the blackest of smoke, there is a brae sky above; and tbe leas time they waste on tbe road ice sooner theg.jrUl reach It. Fretting is all time Vested on the load. Helen Uont. Tbo Horse an a Flchtar. nam an ex-cow nor : " I never saw tithrr cows or buflaloes attack a horse so as to amount to anything, bat I want to rise ritfbt up and testify to the won derfnl fighting powers of the hone. Ho ' is built fur more ways and kisda at fighting than any other product of na ture. He can bite, and he can kick out behind, and he can strik-A with hia terra legs. When he is in action, he fights all over. If yon want to see fun, yon should see wolves attack a bnnch of hnrwx, nn the plains. The horses get together with tneir Beads forming tho hub of a wheel and their bodies forming the spokes. Then they fight the wolves with thpir hind legs. They fill the air with wolves, and every woll lands dead, wounded or ill. Horses avoid a fight as a rule, but Will SO out of their wav ttt lrill a insta. They jump on tbe snakes, clubbing their noois ana using tnem like a mallet. Tbe only other fights they seek are with un mounted men, whom they frequently at tack, or else with one another, and in the latter case they resemble a bnzzsaw in action, all parts going at once." New York Snn. Costly Stale. There is a dentist in San Francisco who is noted for bis musical tastes and his high charges. His ordinary fee is f 15 per hour. His extraordinary feo is unknown. Some timo ago a lady was in his chair and the dentist was conversing with hcrwhilo her mouth was filled with rubber dams and things. Carried away by bis cuthnxinsm while talking of a certain soug, be offered to sing it for her. Taking an inarticulate, rubber intercepted sound for an affirmative, he skipped lightly to tbo piano, which stood in one corner of the operating room. There ho toyed with Polyhymnia, the mnse of music, doubtless much tc his satisfaction, and turning to his pa tient a.kcd how she liked it. "Very mueh indeed, doctor," came the reply In unfiled tones, "but it would have been cheaper at a concert, for here it has cost me $3.75." San Francisco Argo naut. A City of Champagne. Epernay, Franco, is a vast subterra nean "city of champagne. " For miles and miles thcro are streets hewn out of tbe solid chalk, flanked with piles of champagne of all blends and qualities. There is no light in this labyrinth of streets, crossings and turnings except what tho sputtering randies afford. All is dark, dank and damp, with the tem perature away down about zero. The largest champagne manufacturers in Epernay have underground cellars which cover 45 acres and contain 5,000,000 bottles of wine. There is a wbole street in Epernay lined with fine chateaux, the proprietors of which possess similar establishments. The whole town is hon eycombed with these underground gal- lone.i for tho manufactnro and storage of cbampagno. Paris Letter. Bow Ko Went. Mr. Arthar Roberts tells tunny a good anecdoto cf English music hall proprie tors and performers. Says lie : "The late George r'rederirlis, who became proprie tor of the Bedford, Camden Town, de veloped while there a lino soul for irony. Ho had engaged for a week a comedian who, as a performer, was too dreadful for words. After the opening night be canio down to tho bar, brimming over with pleasure, 'well, guv'nor, he cried, 'I think I knocked 'cm ! How do i go:-' "(JeoTgo replied, as quietly as possi ble: " 'Go? Yon go on Saturday. And he did." A Chance For the Inventor. With tho vast increase cf population in our cities and larger towns, end the increase of railroad truins.steam engines and cloctiic cure, has come a vast in crease of noise, in onr streets. We think the man or woman who can invent and patent something easily placed over the ears of the Kick jind thoso who want to sleep, and which shall temporarily shut out noise, may obtain a fortune and the thanks of multitudes who now suffer. Our Dumb Animals. Electric Bitter. Electric Hitters is a medicine suit ed for any season, but perhaps more generally wnen tne languid ex- naustea leenng prevails, when .the liver is torpid and sluggish and the need of a tonic and alterative is felt A prompt nse of this medicine has oiten averted long and perhaps fatal bilious fevers. No medicine will act more surely in counteracting and freeing the system from the malarial poison. Headache, indigestion, con stipation, dizziness yield to Electric bitters. 50c and fl per bottle at nans uiiemeyer'a drug store. A Fain. Utacnoala. La Grippe is confounded by many persons wnn a severe attacic of ca tarrh. which in some respects resem bles the former. These individuals suffer severely with pain about the forehead, eyes and ears, with sore ness in throat and stoppage of the nasal passages, and in fact, are in capacitated for work of any kind for days at a time. These are catarrhal sufferers. Ely's Cream Balm has been used with the boat results in such cases. The remedy will give For Haareeasas. Ben. Ingerson. of Hutton, Ind., says he had not spoken above a whisper for months, and one bottle of roley's Honey and Tar restored his voice. It is used very largely by speakers and singers, tor sale at M. t. Bannsen's drug store. j Files! FUoat FUrst Dr. wmiaaaa ledlaa Pile Olntaxat win ears Had hleadlac akarrated and Itching piles. It absorbs the teams, allays the Itchiaf at or acts as a pooltlea, ctm Instant relief. Dr. WU nanaV Indian Pile Olefin la prepared oalr for plica aad Itching of the achate parte, and aothmg oho. srenr box la gnaraatecd. Bold by gists, cant by Bill, gai SB penta and SI per box. Wtlliaase MaaafBtlBilas eaarpaaj. Proprietors, Cleveland, Oast. BoUbyT.H. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla. NESTING TIME. Around the chimney swallows fly. And wrens explore tbe bam and abed. The orioles go flashing by With bite of at raw and cotton Shred. Tbe mmlight glimmers through the trees And finds them busy everywhere, Tbe robins, Jays and chickadees, And all the builders of the air. Frank H. Sweet in St. Nicholas. A MEAN ADVANTAGE. The Idea of Colored Maps Was Stolen a Poor Girt. "I don't know that that is a true story," said the woman in gray, "but it was told to me as such. It happened a great many years ago when tbe ways and means of acquiring useful knowl edge were not so easy as they are today. In geography, for instance, the maps were all one color, the different countries being simply defined by their boundary lines. There was a young girl, an artist. who bethought her of a clever way to change this. She digested her idea for some days and then worked it out in what she felt sure was a successful man- r. Then, armed with her bundle of sample work, she made her way to what was then the largest schoolbook publish ing firm in the country. "She succeeded in getting an inter view with ono of the firm's representa tives. Thus far and no farther, however, was she destined to go. 'We uevcr buy work from outsiders, ' said the represent ative promptly, 'and of course we couldn't think of making an exception in your case. I'm very sorry. Is o doubt you have some clever ideas there, but it wouldn't be the least worth while to show them to me, for they wouldn't be of the slightest nse to us. Good day. ' And the young girl found herself once moro in the cold, bleak world, with what she was sure was an excellent idea still unsold. "What became of her history fails to tell us. With ber idea it was different. It so happened that when tbe young wo man had started to undo her bundle the representative had caught sight of the colored maps within. Brief as the glance was he had recognized the value of the idea.as he had also recognized that it was one that might be appropriated by any one. He therefore went at once to the head of tho firm and stated the case. The firm seized upon the idea with avidity, had it carefully patented and proceeded to sow colored maps broadcast through out the educational world. Of course they simply minted money from the scheme, and for many years did it continue to be a source of income. Pretty good, wasn't it, for an idea that 'couldn't possibly be of any use to them?' " New York Snn. The Manx Shearwater. We have still within the limits of tho British isles a few colonies remain ing of a small cousin of "the largest of sea fowles" a typical representative of the great oceanic family of the Tubi narides tho Manx shearwater. Driven from the island from which it takes it name, where once it brod in enormous numbers, the shearwater still congregates during tho breeding season by thousands in Eigg, and in smaller numbers in others of tho western is lands of Scotland, Ireland and Wales, and has a homo on one, and one only, of the Scilly isles, within a mile or two of the reefs cf evil repute among which Queen Anne's fleet on its return from Spain, confused by continnons fogs, and believing itself far to tho south off the French coast, found itself entangled with fatal results on tho night of the 23d of October, 1707. The chief part of the island is cover ed with thrift, which has grown on the dust of its ancestors until it has formed a light, spongy peat of its own, extend ing in places to several feet in depth, honeycombed, more particularly at the eastern end, with burrows. On lauding though black backed and herring gulls are in plenty, and the sea side rocks are dotted with puffins and shags there is nothing to bo seen which could suggest to un explorer un warned that bo stands in tbe chief Eng lish breeding place of the most power ful and graceful on the wing, and ex cepting perhaps its own smaller near relative, the stormy petrel the most poetical in association of European birds. The shearwater during the nesting sea son is nocturnal in its habits, leaving the nest, if at all, only after sunset, and returning before daylight. Black wood's Magazine.. The Childa Mansion. Wootten,' the magnificent country house of the late George W. Childs, is to be torn down. Such is tbe intention of its owner, George W. Childs DrexeL who intends to erect on its site a larger and much more magnificent structure. This was the favorite residence of the late philanthropist, and it was there that ho dispensed his snperb hospitality to the salt of the earth. In that house, it is safe to say, more people of renown have been entertained than in any other private residence in tho Unitixl States. The house itself is a splendid creation of the architect's genius. Allied in style to the country habitations of the nobili ty of Englaud, its surroundings of lawn and garden and farm are in full accord. Philadelphia Inquirer. TTnwtlllng to Experiment. She No, Ned, it wouldn't be ju dicious for us to marry until after yon have ked your salary increased. He (pleadingly) But two can live cheaper than one, you know, Nellie. She Yes, I know, that's what people ay. As a matter of fact, they have ta Somervill Journal For Ore TUtj Tears Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has been used for children teething. It soothes the child, softens the gams, allays all pain, cares wind colic, and is the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents a bottle. Dr. Kay's Renovator is certain to cleanse and invigorate the whole system. Sold by T. H. Thomas, druggist. I Subscribe for Tas Asoct. (WOrtAN'S FRIEND.) Is the BEST TREMEDY for GIRL, WIFE, MOTHER. Sold by T. H. Thomas and Mar shall A Fisher, druggists. Aniusements. H arpefs Theane, Cms. Bursa, Manager. FRIDAY NIGHT. DEC. 20 SATURDAY MATINEK, DEC. 21. AND THE AMERICAN JUBILEE. Given under the op:c of Bowers' Literary tociety. Prices of admission: Parquet and Balcony - 25c Gallery - - a - - . - 15C No extra charge for referred rent'. Tickets will be good for either perfor mance For the watnrday matinee chil dreh will be admitted fjr 10 ceni s. Peals will be on Pale at Bleacr Bros' jewelry store Wednesday morning. Harper's Theatre, Cnas. Bliueb, Manager. One Soli t Week, Commencing -Monday, Dec. 23. FELIX A. M. VINCENT AND B. STREETER, With a company of Comedians ana lingers. ZISKA THE EUROPEAN MYST1FI1R. A CONTINUOUS SHOW. On hnnrtty evening one I.srty will be Admitted Free when accompanied bv ine piil re-erred Seat ticket. Ticket, on sm Priffav !. 9.1 aluoFundsy. ec S3. :t Bleutr Bros'' jewelry Admission 10c, 15c and 25c. THINK OK IT! Burtis Opera House, DAVENPORT- Christmas Eve., Dec. 24. If yon want to plve ynnr wife or yoor best gfrl ft nice Chrirttmi nri(nt tro hup n eu FRANK MAYO .And hU grcit company li MA.EK TWAIN'S , pir. 5 The Best Attraction of the Season. Prices J1.50, SI, 75c. SOc and S5c Seata on sale Famrdav mnminv T.ianhM Throneh cam to Ro:k Inland and iiniir norma nee- Ruttis Opera House, aaaaaw DAVENPORT Wednesday, Dec 25 Win. C. Andrews And hit company In Fred Harsden'a Brilliant Comedy, MyWife'sfrieM MORE LAUGHS Than "Too Mnch Johnson.'" 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