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THE AB6T7S MOXDAT, DECEMBER 18. 1899.
Published Daily ana Weekly at 1634 Second
Taiuc, coci laiana, in. lEsterea as tne
Postofflce as Second-class matter.
nr thi ha
Or J. W. POTTU.
TERMS Dally, to cents per week. Weekly,
12.00 per annum; In advance 11. SO.
All communications of political or argumen
tative character, political or religious, most
have real name attacked for publication. No
nek article will be printed over fictitious sig-
n a tares.
Correspondence solicited from every tcwn
hip In Rock Ialand county.
Moxdat, December 18.
The back of the chair trust is brok
en and its legs knocked from under it.
The state convention of the Ej
worth league will be held in Peoria
A bad gang of barn robbers has
been broken up in Hock ford by the
arrest of the ring leader j.
Unless there is some improvement
in the relations of the republican
leaders in this' state, their love feast
to be held during the holidays m like
ljr to be something like a cat light.
A Nscw Haven paper announced the
other day that a certain clergyman
would preach the followinir Sunday ou
the '-Mania in the Dexerl." and ih:it
another would tike for his suhjed
'An Altar to an Unknown tiirl.
Rl'kal sections of Illinois are to be
supplied with a free circulating li
brary of several thousand volumes by
the Illinois Farmers' institute. Forty
volumes are sent to a community at
a time, only the freight charges be'mg
paid by the people.
The threatened litigation between
the citizens of Quincy and the Cove
nant Mutual Life insurance com
pany has been ti-ttled. The -uits
were for $150,000 damage, and were
brought on the grounds of misrepre
sentation of an agent.
When the only Ameriean soM'n r in
Cuba from the town of Sbimeate'e?.
N. Y., sent home his vote for justice
of the peace, it was found to make a
tie between t he two candidates, M. F.
Dillon and J. E. iiles. Now all the
votes have to be recounted under
The question now i: When Spain
sold the inhabitants of the Philippine
islands to the I'nited States at $ 2 per
head, did t he compulation include the
5,0i)0 Spanish prisoners in the hands
of the Filipinos? If o, was the sale
legal as to the prisoners? This gov
ernment has admitted the right of
Spaniards to sell Filipinos, but can
Spaniards -ell Spaniards whom Filipi
The Boers Not Bigot.
It ha been charged by the jingo
English and American imperialists that
Catholics are debarred from oQice in
the Transvaal". This point is well
disposed of by the Star, a Catholic
paper published in San Francisco, and
whose editor is James If. Harry, a
gentleman known throughout the
United States in church c'rcles. The
A sample of the persistent lying
of the jingo press of both continents
is the repeated statement that the
Boers are very bigoted and intolerant,
especially toward the Catholics. The
lie derives plausibility from the cir
cumstance that the liocrs are largely
descended from the French Huguenots,
and that their Dutch ancestry also
were zealous Protestants. This charge
of Intolerance is satisfactorily refuted
by giving the following list cf Trans
vaal officials who are catholics: uc.
Leyds. European agent of the republ'c:
Dr. Farrelly. government adviser pn
international Jaw; Mr. Hogau. secre
tary of the commandant general; Che
valier O'Donaghue. vice chairman of
the Johannesburg corporation. One
fourth of the members of the Trans
The Future of
A child's life may be
blighted by the diseases of
youth, such as Rickets,
which is characterized by
weak bones or crooked
spine, and inability to stand
or walk steadily, or Maras
mus, that ' wasting disease
characterized by paleness
and emaciation, or Scrofula,
a constitutional disease t of
the glands and neck,
of pure Cod-Liver Oil with Hypo
phosphites ot Lime and Soda will
prevent and cure these diseases.
It supplies just the material needed
to form strong bones, rich red
blood and solid flesh. It will also
reach the infant through the moth
er's milk, and be of the greatest
benefit to both,
Al alt dtun.-i-t; Pr. and 5" oo
SOrrT BOW N K. Chcmivta. New York.
vaal civil - s-ervice are Catholics, and
the Catholic church and the convent
in Pretoria are built on ground pre
sented by the Transvaal 0 .'eminent.
The fact is that the Boers have es
tablished and maintained absolute re
ligious liberty and equality."
The New York Newspaper.
Baton N. Y.) Cazete.
In 1896 only two New York dailies
supported Bryan the Journal and the
Daily Sews. Next year.according to the
well-informed Verdict, he will be sup
jorted by the Herald. Worid, Evening
Post, Times. Journal. News. Brooklyn
Eagle and Brooklyn Citizen. The onJy
newspapers which will be strongly
against him will be the Sun, Press.
Commercial-Advertiser and Mail and
Express. The opjwjsition of Whitelaw
Reid's Tribune will, it is said, be lake-warm.
! DUSK ON THE WIDE, LOW PLAIN.
Dink on the wide, low plain.
And a glint in the forrjrroucd lying
Water fringrd by a ring cf tremulous whispering
And over it circling bats
And the sound ot the killdees' crying.
And around it the ugh of the wind in a network
of shivering weedi
Dusk on the wide, low plain.
" And a star in the distance peering
Orrr the serried peaks of shifting, vanisliing blue.
And an oak tree black on the sand.
And a hare loping off through the clearing.
And, out where the tarweeds toss, the bleat of a
Dwk on the wiue. low plain.
And a crane to the pools descending.
And soft where the mulleins wait, the flit of a
ground owl's wing.
And a hawk beating home to his perch
Where the clouds with the crests are blending.
And shades of the hastening night round the less
ening foothills cling.
William Iliggs in Youth's Companion.
A STREET CAR COMEDY.
The Bowery Critic.
The critic was the most prominent
leader of Bowery society. Ife Is slow
of peeeli and liesitat, sometimes
painfully, but when be does speak ev
ery word hits, lie does not go about,
as 1 the manner of less cultivated
speakiers, but Ktrifces home with few
word.-v mainly fijruratire. Although he
is full of the instinctive aversions and
tastes of a man of culture, he is a re
tired prizefighter and spends most of
his time in an uncommonly dirty sa
loon. At a ball which this leader of Bow
ery society gave a "hard walk" took
placv, in which there were contestants
for a prize, to be given to him who
was the most natural. Any one who
should burlesque the walk of the Bow
ery tough was to le excluded. If the
tough walk was to be given, it was to
be given right.
"You must do it on de level," said
the leader of society, giving prelimina
ry instructions. "You must give us de
real t'i.ig. 'Taln't no cake walk, dls
hard walk. "Walk jest as If you was
walking m de Inne Bowery wld yer
bundle CglrlJ on yer arm. Anybody
kin look tough, but I waut you to look
as hard as de real fang, de bloke on de
Bowery, and no hawler." Atlantic.
"I" nnd "Me."
The numCier of cultured, refined, edu
cated p-oplu who slip into error In the
use of "I" and "me" is large and ap
pears to to ooutinually growing. Their
trouble lies in iheir inability to sepa
rate the Unit person fnoni the third,
where both are referred to, as in the
expression, Tom asked he aud I if,"
I heard a very clever man say yes
terday. "CJ'org! said that him aud me
were the only two in the store." A
lawyer in line street, well known as a
man of unuxual ability, gets it wrong
nearly every time by striving hard to
get it right. lie is so afraid that "my
client anl 1" is iucornect that he com
promises on "my oli;nt and myself."
He knows my "client and me" will not
ISy separating the tir.st aud second
persons this sdiubliug block is instant
ly removed, aiad even a child cannot
err. "Ueoi go Ha Id that him aud me
were" might fool some people, but
"George said that him was" could not
trip any one. Neither could "George
said that me was." Now. altogether,
"George said that he was; George said
that I was: therefore George said that
he and I wee." New York Tress.
Kot Wasted on Her.
This happeiKHl to the wife of a well
known mercli.mt who is rather con
spicuous for hi devotion to the church.
Ills spouse, dress ing one Sunday morn
inc, got into a waist that more than
put Joseph's coat in the shade. She
was conscious of the color scheme, hut
decided to ask her husband's and her
father's opluions before wearing the
garment to church. They agreed, poor
men. that she was delightfully dressed
and that the waist could hardly be im
So they went to church, the wife
with secret misgivings, which, as the
case turned out, were well enough
founded, for they were no sooner seat
ed in Grace Episcopal church than the
Itev. Ir. AVorthingtou gave out the
text. "We will read." the reverend rec
tor said, "from the gosiiel of St. Slat
thew. the sixteenth chapter and eighth
verse, 'To what purpose is this
The good woman collapsed in her
pew and never raised her head during
the remaining portion of the service.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Where It Was Needed.
McSwitters No, I don't want the en
cyclopedia. Agent Do you know any one around
here who might?
McSwitters The man next door. lie's
one of those fellows who know It alL
Kind words are like music to the
world; they have a power which seems
to be beyond natural causes. No one
has ever been converted by a sarcasm;
crushed, perhaps. If the sarcasm was
clever enough, but never made better.
Many have lost confidence and hope
as well as health, because they have
been told their kidney disease was in
curable. Foley's Kidney Cure is a
guaranteed remedy for the discour
aged and disconsolate.
Rev. John Keid. Jr.. of Great Falls,
Balm to me. I can
statement, "It is a
for catarrh if used
Rev. Francis W. Poole
Presbyterian church. Helena, Mont.
After using Ely's .Cream Balm six
weeks I believe myself cured , of ca
tarrh. Joseph Stewart, Grand ave
nue, Buffalo, N. Y.
The Balm does not irritate or cause
sneezing. Sold by drujrgists 0
cents, or mailed by Ely Brother. 56
Warren street, New ToiL.
Ely's . Cream
. pa stor Central
HE ATE ANOTHER DINNER.
And Even at Tbat lie Didn't Get Ilia
"Speaking of the man who 'wants to
get even reminds me." said the room
clerk, "of something that happened
last season when I was working in
Chicago. A man from South Bend,
Ind., put up at the hotel on the Ameri
can plan one day and took dinner out
side with a friend. When he came to
pay his bill that evening, he found he
hail been charged for the meal and Im
mediately raised Cain. The clerk tried
to explain that the American plan was
based entirely upon time, aud if he
chose to eat elsewhere it was his own
lookout, but the man from South Bend
couldn't get it through his head. He
paid the bill under protest and inquir
ed whether dinner was still on.
" 'Yes. sir.' said the clerk. It lasts
till 9 p. m.'
" Then, by Jings!" he exclaimed. 'I'll
Just go up and tackle it! I've eaten
one dinner already, but you bet I'm
going to get my money's worth out of
this old house if I bust!'
"He rushed into the dining room,
grabbed a bill of fare and ordered ev
erything he could think of. his sole
Idea being to get even for that charge.
It was a sumptuous repast, and what
he couldn't eat he messed up so It
would be of no use to anybody else.
When he finally got through, the wait
er handed him a check for $4.10.
" 'What's that for?' he asked in sur
prise. " 'Y'our dinner, sir.' said the waiter.
" 'But I've already paid for it in my
bill.' he protested. 'I'm staying hero on
the American plan.'
"'Then you should have gone to the
other dining room, said the waiter.
'This is the European plan cafe.'
"The man from South Bend paid the
bill lu silence and walked out. When
he reached the sidewalk, his pent up
emotion exploded, aud he said things
that shocked even the cab drivers."
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
8paln'a Greatest 1-eed.
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 Electric Bitters, America's
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 puri
nes the blood, tones up the stomach,
strengthens the nerves, puts vim, vigor
ana new life into every muscle, nerve
and organ of the body. If weak, tired
or ailing you need it. Every bottle
guaranteed, only 50 cents. Sold bv
Uartz & UUcnieyer, druggists.
Rheumatism Cored In 24 Honrs.
T. J. Black more, of Haller & Black
more, Pittsburrr, Pa., says: "A short
time since I procured a bottle of Mvs
tic Cure. It sot me out of the house
in 21 hours. I took to my bed with
rheumatism nine months aro and the
Mystic Cure is the only medicine that
did me any good. I had lire of the
best physicians in the city, but I re
ceived very little relief from tbem.
I know the Mystic Cure to be what it
is represented and take pleasure in
recommending it to other pxr suf
ferrers." Sold by Otto Grotjan. 1501
Second avenue. Rock Island, and Gus
Schlejrel & Son, 220 West Second
"Clover Blossoms" is the title of a
neatly compiled and entertaining lit
tie book of poems, the work of Rock
Island's poetN, Albert Milton Bruner.
The book comprises "Clover Blos
soms." "Chums," "A Birthdav."
"In." "Learning to Walk," "Christ-
One day last summer a sour vlsaged,
middle aged, fussy woman got on one
of the smoking seats in an open car
In the subway. Next to her sat a man
who was smoking a cigar. More than
that, the woman, sniffing, easily made
out that the man had been eating on
ions. Still more than that, she had
the strongest kind of suspicion that be
bad been drinking beer. The woman
fussed and wriggled and grew angrier
and looked at the man scornfully.
Presently she could endure it no lon
ger. She looked squarely at him and
"If you were my husband, sir, I'd
give you a dose of poison T
The man looked at her. "If I were
your husband," said he, "I'd take It!"
An editor prints hi- paper to give
his patrons the news of the day and
for the money there is in it. tie is
presumed to know of what he writes.
and he generally does. When he
writes as he does in tbe Leader-Couri
er. Osceola Mills, Pa., without fee or
hote of reward, that "Chamberlain's
Coufrh Kerned v acts magically, and
we have found none better in our
household. Jf you have a cough, try
it, it may iw accepted as an honest
expression, worthy of credence. For
sale bv all oru
t ... . i a t a
Tbe Girl and Her Parse and FIT
Smart Yoong Men.
As soon as the good looking girl en
tered the car the five young men on the
opposite seat began surveying her with
critical eye, and she hadn't yet made
out whether the baldheaded man with
the medical magazine was to be in
cluded iu the lot when the conductor
came in for his fare. The girl opened
her portemonnaie and began to take
out latchkeys, samples of ribbon and
little memoranda in the usual way.
and the five young men smiled, each
after his own particular style. Bald
headed was out of it. The girl didn't
see any of the smiles, but she caught
on just the same. There was a nickel
all ready for her fingers, but when one
pale faced young man added a giggle
to his smile the nickel was thrust aside
for a $2 bill. She didn't hand it over
to the conductor as she fished It out;
but, leaning forward with a winning
smile on her face, she began at the
head of the line and asked:
"Will you please be so kind as to
change this bill for me?"
It was impossible. A young man
with ouly a dime In his pocket has no
show to bust a bilL The next one
had a quarter, but he had to decline,
and so it went to No. 5. His hand
sought his pocket as his turn came,
but it didn't bring up any change.
The smiles had been replaced by sheep
ish looks, and they rubbed elbows and
trod on each other's feet iu trying to
look out of the windows. There was a
long minute of paiuful suspense, and
then the good looking girl hauded the
bill to the conductor. She hadn't a
word to say to the five young men who
had started out In life so gayly, but old
baldheaded had. When all was over,
he turned half around and growled
"If I were you fellows, I wouldu't
try to be so blamed smart next time."
"Welcome, Evil, If
Thou Comest Atone,"
One evil that cannot come
alone is impure blood. If
this as allowed, it is at
tended by kindred ailments
galore. This condition
means that every vein and
artery of the body, instead
of carrying to the organs a
health-giving flow of life,
is laden ivith a slcnv and
impure fluid that is harm
ing instead of heating.
It is unfortunate when there is "bad
blood " inside of jou. Hood' s Sarsa
parUla tozH not tnake enemies friends,
but it twill make "bid blood" good
blood, and blood should be of the best
quality. Hood's never disappoints.
Grip "After a severe attack of grip,
my health was poor. J got no relief un
til I used Hood's SarsapariRa, tuhich did
what was needed, purifed my blood."
M. M. Stewart, Orizaba. Miss.
Liver Troubles "ATy tuife and 1
are advanced in years and have derived
great benefit from Hood' s SarsaparUla
for liver and stomach. We do not think
of being voithout H and Hood's PiUs."
Hiram Hervey. Blissfield, Mich.
Hood's Pills rnre IWer Ills; the ron Irritating and
.only cathartic to take with Hood's Baraa parti la.
Can alter the facts in the case of the
compound versus the Pure Goods.
It is not a matter of sentiment or of
opinion alone. It is a question of
getting what you pay for.
It ought not to be necessary to
urge that what is worth having at all
is worth having right.
Our advertising appeals are ad
dressed to those who know a good
thing when they see it. We are
pleased to address your intelligence,
and not your cupidity. We want
you to see for hew little money really
Fine Wines and Whiskies can be had
if you wdl go to the right place for
As the only wholesale house in the
city holding the legal right to sell by
the bottle, we can save you money on
your purchases and yon are spared
the risk of buying adulterated goods.
Our Choice Varieties
Old Crow lfe02 bottled in bond.
Hermitage bottled in bond.
Clark's Rve bottled in bond.
Old Grand Dad.
Mitchell's Irish Whiskies.
California Wines, bottled ripe.
Ports, Muscat, Sherry, Angelica.
All guaranteed free from glucose
and sulcycic acids. Satisfaction
promised or money refunded.
Open every evening until 10.
THE EM -EL.
FAMILY LIQUOR STORE. '
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-
S airing promptly
one at lowest
Sot nude by s true
Black Joe Cream
It U th ereuBlest sf all
L. E. West. Gum Co.
611 Seventeenth St.
; Rock Island, 111.
I. A. LEITHSE2,
Street, Rock Is
Hull & Co.
Mitchell & Lynda
2025,' Fourth Ave.
tieth St. and
We give the
for the least
Ask your Gro
cer for it and get
a Cook Book free.
S. A. MAGER
Second ave. and
ACADEMY OF THE
conducted by the
sisters of the visi
tation, 2939 Fifth
avenue. Rock Ia
land. The Acad
the new academy
will be opened
Monday. Sept. 18.
MU3IO. ART. EL
and the languages.
AND ALL KINDS
Hides, wool & Tal
low. Highest price
paid whether in
small or large
or car load lots.
ave. 'Phone 4fb2,
Rock Island, IU.
2100 Fifth ave.
The next session
7th, ins. Philo
For terms and full
to REV. J. T. A.
E. F. Stroehle
Chicago papers de
livered and orders
t alien for ail peri
odicals. 1621 Third arena.
then go to
24th St. and
Srd Ave. Rock
THOMAS VAN TUYL,
and all general dght
11S-115 West Seventeenth street.
J. E. LARKIN
for all collec
returns on all
Office 1713 Second
602 Forty-fifth St.
If you Intend do
ing any building call
Shop and residence
at No. 1231 Thirty
eighth street. Rook
117 East Seven
Dealers in Feathers.
Buy and Sell.
H. S. BACHMAN
in town to
1605 Second avenue.
Rock Island. 111.
property and lota
for sale In the
E. J. Burns.
Real estate and
cy, Room 12,
Oradaata 1881 of
Eleven Years in
DR. J. R. COZINE,
Office and residence
over David Don a
tore. 1015 2nd; Ave.
Rock Island. IU.
Chicago papers de
livered. 329 Twentieth
A complete line
of new and 2d
At the lowest prices.
Anient' s Sor
o tfSS Second lAva.
See those new
miniature in cam
eo and water
from the Univer
sal Art publishing
beautiful and at
Taeyare the latest.
Second - Street,
F. J. Steele, Pro.
1709 Second av.,
' Your entire ward
robe cleaned and
pressed for II per
month. -Work called
tor and delivered.
your wife's life
bill by using
m'frd. by Penn
Oil & Supply Co.
For Bale by all
Rock Island Electric Co.
Isolated Plants, Motors, Electrical
Supplies and Novelties, General
Repairing. Estimates Cheerfully
Furnished. Private Telephones.
119 Eighteenth Street.
And ' lowest
2618 Fifth Avenue.
M. T. Free
es, clocks, and
keepers. Artistic jewel
ry making and
done. All work
225 20th St.. E side
for Furnace TJs.
erved at noon,
Lunch from 4:30 to
Braised beef with
and hot cakes lao.
John E. Jaynes,
Short order house
open day or night.
1177 Second Ave.
a new invention.
30 Bridge Avenue,
Choice bard and
oft coal and coke,
lime, cement and
building material In
retail. Rock Ialand.
Rock Island, 111.
In public schools.
Private studio In Y.
M. C. A. building.
kn kmiru A 9n ft
and 7 to p. m. and
all aay oaiuruajs.
Fan Cakr Floor.
831 Thirty-eighth sv.
O. D. DO RAN,
CROWN A BRIDGE
work a specialty
New and seo
1513 Second Av.
B. F. IINOX,
412 Twentieth St,
40t Brady St-eet,
322 Twentieth St.
Itock Inland. Tele
Estimates on any
Complete stock of
gas, electric and
Manufacturers of '
are prepared to
do bending, punch
ing atd cutting.
Also heavy or
Drop forging a
110 Nineteenth St
W. T. Magill,
Office In Masonic
B:00 to 12:00 a m.
1:30 to 4:30 p. m.