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TTTFf ARGTTS, FBI DAY. SEPTEMBER 22, 1899.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1M Second
Avenue, Rock Island. 111. Entered at the
Postoffice as Second-class matter.
IX THE NAME OK J. W. POTTER.
TERMS Daily. 10 cents per week. Weekly,
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tative character, political or religious, must
have real name attached for publication. No
such article will be printed over fictitious tig-
Correspondence solicited from every town
ship in Rack Island county.
Friday, Sehtembeb 22.
A bi t of ex-Speaker Ueed is being
executed in bronze for the Maine
flriv. Tivveii and his fripnds wi
make a desperate attempt to dominate
. i r . .. o : 'f- . .1
i lit: cuoiereuce at ojii miiiciu x uesuav .
It is said, thoucrh. that Senator Cul-
lom will openly give some of his rea-
sons lor opposing iov. manner.
Claims are beinjj made that ex-Sen
ator Blackburn is the only consistent
silver man of any prominence on
either side in the Kentucky factional
lijht, and he is making his tijht for
reelection to the senate with the Goe-
The Brvan idea of how to meet and
cope with the trust evil proved of
such logical force that it annealed to
the non-partisan trust conference in
St. Louis as furnishing the basis of
a pretty goou plallorm to aiopt, anu
as sucn it was auopicu.
Thomas B. Kf.ki in a farewell letter
to the voters of his former district
makes a cunninrattack on McKinlev
Philippine poli'-v. He savs: "What
ever may bapiten, I am sure that the
lirst Maine district will always be
true to the principles of liberty, self
government and the rights of man.1
Ax idea inspiring in its patriotic
significance ami lieautitul as a token
of love is lrtjing carried out at the
suggestion of the mothers of mem
bers of the 51st Iowa regim;nt in the
floating of flags over I)-s Moines
homes from the time of their depar
ture from Manila .until their arrival
at San Francisco on their return.
K.Mi'F.icoit William, like his grand
father, confines his perusal of the
daily press to cuttings which are pre
pared for him by the press bureau at
tached to the ministry ot the interior
cuttings which are pasted on to gilt'
edged foolscap paper. These extracts
only refer to subjects in which the
emperor is supposed to take a special
interest, anu thus a great responsi
bility rests with the ollicials who are
charged with this delicate duty.
Wayne MacVeacii is about ready
to fcegin his argument before Attor
ney -eneral Griggs to convince that
person that Capt. Olierlin M. Carter
is the victim of a conspiracy and is a
second Drevfus. There is this dif
ference in the two cases at the outset;
Dreyfus was unjustly condemned anil
suffered a living death in exile for live
years. Carter was fairly convicted, and
has been enjoying life like.a prince
since. As far as any general comparison
between the cases is concerned, it is
of course absurd. Dreyfus was the
victim of political persecution. Car
ter has so far been the beneliciar" of
Gov. Leslie M. Shaw, of Iowa
after all his boast about loyalty to the
Hag and the defenders of the Hag, and
his silly declaration about shooting on
the spot any one who would dare to
criticise the policy of this govern
ment in the Philippine, is at last to
afford the spectacle of the urst execu
tive of a state sending volunteer
troops to the Philippines to fail to
receive those soldiers at the Golden
Gate at San Francisco on their return.
And why? Because, to use the gov
ernor's own phrase, "of pressing
claims of party managers." In other
words. Gov. Shaw will be too busy on
the stump trying to be reelected to go
to 'Frisco to receive the Iowa heroes.
It is merely a matter of precedence to
We bend all our
energies to the
brewing of this
delicious beer. It
superior to others
Try it and be con
vinced. Brewed and bot
tled in St. Louis
toy The American
i v ORDER OP
FEED. RODDEWIG'S SONS,
Wholesale De alecs, Day eoporl, Is t
party, that is all.
Great patriot is
How to Get at Them.
It seems to the Philadelphia Record
that probably 1'rol. John Graham
Brooks, of Harvard university, sug
gested the most feasible way of deal
ing with the trusts. He proposed the
adoption of legislation providing for
(1) Absolute publicity of method
(2) The removal of every artificial
advantage given by the tariff.
(3) Prevention of discrimination
by railroads in favor of large ship
pers. especially trusts.
The trusts carrv on their opera
tions under the provisions of charters
granted by state legislatures, but un
der the authority possessed by con
press to regulate commerce amon
the several states and to lew taxes
there might be established such a fed
eral supervision as would repress the
plundering of combinations withou
depriving the public of the undoubted
advantages of aggregation and of
economics of management. The
states have not the power, even by
the passage of uniform laws, to deal
effectively with all phases of the dim
cultv growing out of the attempted
regulation of consolidated industries
Sept. 20. Jessie Shields bv execu
tor, to Eugene C. Sti field, w 70 feet
lot 4. block 8, Huldah Thomas' add
21 Eudora Fish to John W. Good
part lot 45, assessor's plat 32, lw
Levi S. McCabe to Matthias Ull
mann. part lot 2, Fairmount add.
Emil Evers to Christian Buenning
s 20 feet lot 15 and n 20 feet lot 14
block 4. Black Hawk add., Rock Isl
George Thompson to Max t.'ohn, e
60 feet sa lot 8, and e 00 leet lot y
block 40. Chicago or lower add , Rock
Paid 13 Cents to Host His Wife.
The maddest man in Platte county
lives at Humphreys. He attended
social, and during the evening the
ladies Inaugurated a bugging bee, the
proceeds to go to the Sunday school.
I'rices were graded according to the
Ierson hugged. I'or Instance, for hug
ging a young. Inexperienced girl the
bidder bad to give up ten cents, mar
ried women brought 13 cents and
widows a quarter. Well, the man was
blindfolded and. giving up 13 cents,
be said be would take a married
woman. Alter he liau liuggeu lo cents
worth the bandage was removed from
his eyes.and, lo and behold.he had been
bugging his own wife! Then he kicked
and wanted his 13 cents back. Colum
bus (Neb.) Times.
Spain's tireatest Need.
R. P. Olivia, of Barcelona
Spain, spends his winters at Aiken. S,
C. Weak nerves had caused severe
pains in the back of the head. On
using Klectnc liitters, Americas
greatest Blood and Nerve Remedy, all
pain soon left him. He says this
grand medicine is what his country
needs. All America knows that it
cures liver and kidney trouble purl
ties the blood, tones up the stomach
strengthens the nerves, puts vim, vigor
and new life into every muscle, nerve
and organ of the body. It weak, tired
or ailing vou need it. Every bottle
guaranteed, only 50 cents. Sold by
Hart 7. iV Uilemever. druggists.
A Wonderful Cure of Diarrhoea.
A prominent Virginia editor had
almost given up, but was brought
back to perfect health by Chamber
Iain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
remedy. Read his editorial. From
the Times, Hillstille, Va. :
I suffered with diarrhoea for a long
time and thought I was past being
cured. I had spent much time and
money and suffered so much misery
that I had aluiost decided to give up
all hopes of recovery and await the
result, but noticing the advertisement
of Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and
Diarrhoea remedy and also some tes
timonials stating how some wonder
ful cures had been wrought bv this
remedy, I decided to try it. After
taking a few doses I was entirely well
of that trouble, and I wish to say fur
ther to my readers and fellow suffer
ers that I am a hale and heartv man
today and feel as well as I ever did in
my life. O. R. Moore. Sold by all
A .Good Memory.
"Excuse me. sir, but haven't we met
before? Your face is strangely familiar."
"Yes, madam, our host Introduced us
to each other Just before dinner."
'Ah. I was positive I had seen you
somewhere! I never forget a face."
Give the Children a Drink
Called Grain-O. It is a delicious, ap
petizing, nourishing food drink to
take the place of coffee. Sold by all
grocers and liked by all who have
used it because when properly pre
pared it tastes like the finest coffee,
but it is free from all its injurious
properties. Grain-O aids digestion
and strengthens the nerves. It is not
stimulant, but a health builder, and
children, as well as adults, can drink
t with great benefit. Costs about
one-fourth as much as coffee. 15 and
Stopped the llaekaehe.
A. R. Bass, Mortrantown. Ind..
writes: I was afflicted with kidnev
disease and had to get up qnite often
during the night and su Hered severe
pains in kidnevs and with backache.
used Foley's "Kidney Cure. After
taking three bottles" I am entirely
WHEN LIGHTS ARE LOW.
Tne rooms are hashed, the lights sre low.
I sit snd listen to the wind .
That comes from out the distant hilL
It comes snd croons in sn undertone
f alien regions vast and lone.
Of pleasures lost in s land unknown.
Then meals away, and all if still.
Tis good to listen to the wind
When rooms are hashed and lights are low.
When those we love have come and gone,
" 'Tis weary to be left behind
To miss sweet eyes wf.ere late they shone.
To look for what we may not find.
Long cherished forms that hatmt theimind.
Soft voices that were onoe too kind;
To live and miss them one by one
Is weary work. Who'd stay behind
When those we love have come and gonef
New York Times.
A TRAGEDY IN APICTURE.
Ills Snap Shot of a DrlnklThat Killed
"The most remarkable snap shot pic
ture la the world Is owned by a friend
of mine in a town in Georgia," said an
enthusiastic amcteur photographer.
"Its story Is extneniely curious. It
seems that he wentfone day to a black
smith shop to get aishot at the men at
the forge. The snrlrti was engaged on
a difficult piece of ironwork and had
two helpers. Just behind them on ft
shelf was a pint flask -full of yellowish
white liquor, evidently the corn whis
ky for which the nailvu Georgian has
a peculiar liking.
"As my friend was preparing to take
his picture one of the, helpers caught
sight of the bottle audxcouimnnicated
bis discovery by dumb' show to his
companion. The smitha back was
turned at the moment, and the first
man reached stealthily for the prize.
while my friend, unnoticed In the cor
ner, quickly aimed his (camera. It wn9
a comical scene, and in bis mind ho
had already named the photo 'Tho
"The helper uncorked the flask and
took a swift gulp, and bis comrade
snatched it and did likewise. Then for
a brief, breathless Instant they looked
at each other, and as they did so their
foolish grin gave way to such a stare
of questioning horror as I never saw
iK'fore upon a human face. I know
because It was then that the camera
clicked, and the picture Is ns'dear :is
crystal. The flask contained carbolic
actd. Within an hour both men were
"When my friend took one print, he
broke the negative so as to'make th
photograph absolutely unique. It
shows the forward end of the shop.
In the foreground is the anvil, with
the smith bending over bis work. Be
hind him are the two helpers, one still
holding the flask, looking at each oth
er. You can see tragedy In their eyes
as plain as print. It is a frightful and
dramatic tableau that could not be
duplicated by any sort of art." New
C'liant of the Crelone.
Ever see a cyclone, say? liite the
world and munch away? Eat up
bouses, fences, trees, just ns easy as
you please? Get a hustle on its jaws?
Swipe tho earth with fiendish claws?
Hump its back and take a run through
tho orchard just for fun? From a hill
to hollow flit, seeming to get strength
from It? Never seeu one? Wei!, I
JIng! It's a pesky sort of thing.
Ever svo a cyclone, say? Take its
track and speed away? Switch its tail
and snort and bound, just like light
ning o'er tho ground? Get a swift move
with its feet, racing for the winning
heat? Then cavorting up and down.
heeding no laws of the town? Pushing
everything aside? Out upon a gayly
ride? As though owning all the track
ever onward, never back? Never seen
one? Well, I swow! It's a buster,
anyhowl Kingsley (la.) Times.
Ynrhtlnsr on Salt.
Save during the rainy season Lake
Lefroy. in western Australia, is quite
dry. Hut as the water evaporates as
the hot weather approaches a smooth,
glassy floor of crystalline salt Is de
posited. Those living on the shores
have found a means of utilizing this.
AH 1 onts which sail on the lake
when possible are, during the rainy
season, fitted with four wheels, and
thus are enabled to continue their
travels. As Lake Lefroy has an area
of 100 miles, and the surrounding coun
try is extremely rough, this means a
great saving in expense, labor and
time. The speed attained by these
wheeled yachts Is very considerable,
though not quite equal to the pace of
the Ice yachts so popular in Canada.
A Senatorial Slander.
Two ladies visiting in Washington
during one of the sessions of congress
went to the capitol to hear the pro
ceedings in the I'nited States senate.
Most of the galleries being filled, they
approached the doorkeeper of the sena
tors' gallery, where admission Is by
card. As they did not possess this
Iiassport. the doorkeeper suggested
that they procure one from any senator
they might be acquainted with.
'But we do not know any senator,"
'Well, it Is very much to your cred
it," said the doorkeeper. "Iass right
in, ladies." San Francisco Argonaut.
Alamlnlam Clock Hands.
One of the finest and lightest ma
terials that are now largely used for
making clock hands is aluminium,"
said a leading clock manufacturer re
cently. "Until recently the pointers
of big clocks, when not made of wood.
were composed of two thin strips of
copper, which were capped or hollow
ed and then brought together, edge to
edge, with the rounded sides out, thus
giving strength as well as lightness.
The aluminium clock pointers are
made just In the same way as the
copper ones, but they possess the mer
it of being twice as light and are far
easier to balance.
"It isn't unusual on large clocks to
gee projecting from the, base of the
long pointer and in line with It a rod
with a ball at the end, this rod be
ing perhaps a third as long as the big
pointer. This rod and bau act as
counterweight for the big pointer.
which, without a counterweight, would
In its movement around the dial bear
unevenly upon the arbor or shaft which
carries it. On great clocks and often
on big timepieces indoors this counter
poise is placed Inside the dial out of
sight on the arbor.
"The heavier the pointer the greater
the weight required in the counter
poise; the greater the weight the more
friction on the arbor, and the more
friction the greater the power requir
ed to drive the clock. By the use of
aluminium pointers these drawbacks
are reduced to a mInimum.'t-Wash-Ington
. It Shrank.
There is a learned man In Michigan
who would rather have a rare speci
men from the animal, vegetable or
mineral kingdom than a high political
office. Working for him Is a sympa
thetic son of Erin who professes as
much Interest as though he knew all
about these things, a bit of shrewd
ness that nets him many favors. The
other day he went rushing to his em
ployer with a letter stating that It was
from his brother Mike, a coal miner
In Ohio, telling how they had dug out
a serpent turned to stone 50 feet long
and as thick as a barrel.
The savant never stopped to read
lie took the first train and reached the
little mining town by the shortest
route. The next evening he was back
and only grunted when his eager em
ployee greeted him.
"Did yez find the schnake?" ventur
ed his man.
"Yes. The snake in the case Is that
brother of yours. He's the greatest
liar unhung. His serpent 50 feet long
and as thick ns a barrel was the
petrified root of a tree 13 Inches in
length and half an inch In diameter."
"There's no loirs av our name, sor.
It must be the thing shrunk, sor, after
they put it in the sun." Detroit Free
Lincoln's History of Himself.
"In the papers of the late Charles
Lanman," Fays the Washington corre
spondent of the Chicago- Uecord, "there
Is an autobiography of Mr. Lincoln
written in bis own band. Mr. Lan-
man was editor of The Congressional
Directory at the time Mr. Lincoln was
elected to congress and, according to
the regular custom, forwarded to him
as well as to all other members elect
a blank to be filled out with facts and
dates which might be made the basis
for a biographical sketch In The Di
rectory. Mr. Lincoln's blank was re
turned promptly, filled up in his owq
handwriting with the following Info
- 'Born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin
" 'Education defective.
" 'Profession. lawyer.
"'Military service, captain of volun
teers In tho Black Hawk war.
"'Offices held: Postmaster at a very
small office, four times a member of
the Illinois legislature and elected to
the lower house of the next con
He Needed a Shave.
He had been out so late the night
before that be did not know at what
hour he had come home. When he
awoke, he was curious to learn Just
how "rocky" he looked. He accord
ingly reached out for the silver backed
hand mirror that lay on the table be
side his bed.
Instead of the mirror he got hold of
the silver backed hairbrush. Not rec
ognizing his mistake, he took the brush
up and gazed at the bristles for a
moment. Then he felt of the silver
back and then stared back at the bris
tles. 'Good heavens," he murmured at
last, "but I need a shave!" San Fran
South American Revolutions.
Whenever the South Americans de
sire a change of administration they
hoist a flag on a pole and march Into
the main street of the city. If tho
crowd becomes too formidable to be
overcome by a military demonstration,
the administration capitulates, and the
outs take the place of the ins. It is
often the only way of changing the
administration, because the ins have
the military and can carry elections to
suit themselves. Baltimore American.
The Old Man Retort.
"You don't have any ruins in this
blawsted country," said the British
scion to his future father-in-law.
"No," said the old man, "we don't.
And you won't have any left In Eng
land if your noble army of titled pau
pers can marry enough rich Y'ankee
girls to put new roofs on your old cas
tles." Cleveland Tlain Dealer. ,
That Throbbing; Headache
Would quickly leave vou if you
used Dr. Kind's New Life Pills. Thous
ands of sufferers have proved their
matcniess merit lor sick and nervous
headaches. They make pure blood
and strong nerves and build up your
neaun. .easy to take. Try tbem.
Only 25 cents. Money back if not
cured, bold by Hartz Sc Uilemever.
No Relief for 20 Tears.
I have been troubled for the last 20
years with bronchial affection, and at
times have been bedfast. Have tried
a reat many cough remedies, but
found no relief until I tried Foley's
Honey and Tar. I can honestly rec
ommend Foley's -Honey and Tar as a
quick relief, reliable, pleasant to take
and a sure cure for diseases of the
throat and lungs. Minerva Smith,
414 Washington avenue, Danville, 111.
i Th9 Rind Van Haw Always Bottfit
Special Business Mention
The following firms are recommended to readers of The Ar
gus as prepared to serve patrons to the best possible
advantage, and worthy of business confidence:
Suits made to
Cleaning and re
done ui lowest
Kot aoide by a truit.
Black Joe Cream
It Is the em ml est of all
L. E. West.GumCo.
Ql 1 Seventeenth St.
Rock Island, 111.
licited. Car lots a
an3 California fruits
S. A. MAGER
Second are. and
ACADEMY OF THE
conducted by the
sisters of the visi
tation, 2K:t Fifth
avenue. Rock Is
land. The Acad
the new academy
will be opened
Mi nday Spt. 18.
MUSIO. ART. EL
OCUTION. P-V- '
and the languages.
T. A. l.EITXIXEK.
E F. SCniLI.IXCEB.
F. A. Leiihner & Co.
We will clean and press
your clothes for only $ 1 per
month. All work guaran
teed. Clothes called for and
016 Seventeen h St.
Rock Island, IU.
Hull & Co.
Mitchell & Lynda
1025, Fourth Ave.
tieth St. and
We give the
for the least
AND ALL KINDS
Hides, wool & Tal
low. Highest price
paid whether in
(mail or large
or car load lots.
ave. 'Phone V.M1,
Rock Island, 111.
2100 Fifth ave.
The next session
For terms and full
to RKV. J T. A.
E. F. Stroehle
Chicago papers de
livered and oiders
taken for all peri
odicals. Irt-'l Third avenue.
then go to
Ask your Gro
cer for it and get
a Cook Book free.
117 East Seven
First class work.
Buy and Sell.
n. S. RACnMAN
in town to
1605 Second avenue.
Rock Island IU.
property and lots
for sale In the
E. J. Burns.
Real estate and
cy. Room 12,
Vrsdnata 1881 of
Eleven Years in
DR. J. It. COZINB,
Office and residence
over David Don's
store. Ifll.S'Jnd; Ave.
Rock Island, 111.
Chicaeo papers de
24th St. and
3rd Ave. Rock
If you Intend do
ing any building call
Shop and residence
at No. 11234 Thiriy--eigbth
Great cases of new
and second hand
school books and
school supplies ar
rived laat week.
This makes our line
complete, and we
are ready to supply
you with the best
line and at bottom
prices. Bring your
We will fke tbem
Go to Walker's
for anything in
the school line.
Second - Street,
Davenport, la. -
IV. J, H Light,
ot Nevada. Mo . is
now in the city, stop
ping at 318 Sixteenth
M eet. Rork Island.
111. I give special at
tention to treating
cbronio d noises
where medicine has
failed. Call and fee
Free. Rrmnnber 1
give no medicine.
July 24. IHSH. I have
30 years and wms af
flicted wi'h rheuma
tism for two years.
J H. Light gave me
six Magnetic and
nnl now I am well. I
mend him to any one
where medicine has
no effect. Give him
one trial at least.
L. J. FORNEY, M.D.
F J. Steele, Pro
1709 Second av.,
Your entire ward
robe cleaned and
pressed for $1 per
month. Work called
for and delivered.
your wife's life
m'f'rd. by Penn
Oil & Supply Co.
For sale by all
Rock Island Electric Co.
Complete line of electrical
supplies. Lawn mowers
sharpened, and general re
pair work of all kinds giv
en prompt attention.
Estimates cheerfully furnished.
119 Eighteenth Street.
and -.. . .
2518 Fifth Avenue.
M. T. Free
es, clocks, aid
keepers. Artistic jewel
ry making and
Er graving neatly
done. AH work
& 30tb St.. K side
served at uoon,
Lunch from 4:30 to
1 (raised beef with
and hot cakes 15c.
John E. Jaynes,
Short order bouse
of en day or nignt.
lw7 Second Ave.
a new invention.
230 Bridge Avenue,
A complete line
of new and 2d
At the lowest prices.
1A23 Second Ave.
for Furoace Use.
Choice bard and
soft coal and coke,
lime, cement acd
building material In
Wh Jlcsale and
retail. Rock Island.
Ml Thirty eighth st.
O. D. DORAN.
work a specialty
J. P Willi.
New and sec
1511 Second Av;
I! F. KNOX,
ii Twentieth St.
Telephone I HI.
405 Hrailv Street,
Rock Island. Tele
Estimates on any
Complete slock of
and cli.ciric fixtures
are prepared to
lng and sharing.
Aim heavy or
Drop forging a
Rock Island, 111.
In public schools.
Irivate studio In V.
M. C. A. building.
Office hours. 4 to 5
and 7 to V p m. and
all day Saturdays.
W. T. tfsgUI,
Office In Masonic
i.') to I2:'W a. m.
1:30 to 4:30 p. m.
Complete line of
At Fourth Ave
nue Shoe Store.