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Rock Island, Illinois, Thursday, IDecenxber 13, 1877. Estatlislied: Oct 18, 1851 KZDXCAL. Dr. Pierce's y y u HQfcSE NAILS A swallow after eating removes all disagreeable feelings usual ly within twenty minutes. 1 o n w w H ft O oo W CO W CO i( I 4 HAMMERED AND FINISHED? s e 7 8 9 10 1SI Si Si W Si The Ausablo Nails are Hammered Hot. and the Finishing and Pointing are done Cold, thus Imitating the Process of Making JVails by liana. Quality s fully Guaranteed. For sale by all leading Iron and hard ward houses. ABRAHAM BUSSING, Sec'y, 35 Chambers St., New York, SPECIAL NOTICES. "I would tot to without it if it cost $50 a case." Union Mill, Inb March 11th. 1877. Geo. Pierce &;Co.: 1 can truly say. after an ex perience of eight yean, in my opinion there la no remedy that can compete with your "Indian Re-1 toratlve Bitters." I would not be without It if it eoet $50 a caee. Yonre traly, T. H . SWARD. Costiveness Cured. H. G. Parrell'i Arabian Liniment. This celebrated medicine. nViUnllv it is of the most healing balsams and penetrating oils, can never (ail to core almost every affliction that could be alleviated by an external remedy. Its superiority over all other Liniment la proven by in miraculous cures it performs, and by the great ana constantly increasing demand. TUore has been soia witnro ine past year more than Thru Million or Bottles, sod there can be but lew persons foncd who do not bestow upon it the highest praise for the rare virtues it possesses. Nothing, perhaps. woe iue creation 01 me world, nas been so succes- iui as an external remedy for all nervous diseases. as lais wonaonni curative, wnen applied 4. fn The late well known Father Tarlnr Pas-1 stantaneously diffues itself thromrh the whole svs- nui,iukuiug me irritated uerv s, allaying me most tor of Seamen's Bethel, Boston, Said Is a remedy worthv of a nlare In everv family. and that its real virtues are only to be known to be appreciated. We should be verv unwillinc to be witho'it it. It baa relieved me of severe at tacks ol bowel complaints, Dyspepsia ikd Co tivensss I would take It with me were I going to sea, auu aisu were i to travel. intense pains, and creatine a roost delightful sen A Duty to the From the well-known Evangelist, Kev, Edwin Burnham. NEWBtTRTPOKTr Mass. GEO. PIERCE A CO. : I retard It to be a dutv which I owe to 7011, and o the community, to write a lew noes in lavor 01 your invaluable medicine. called Dn; Pikuce's India Restobativx Bittebs." Without flatter, 1 remark, I think it to be the beet mcdiclue of the kind ever got up. . EDWIN BURNHAM, After taking Cold and threat ened with Fever. Bilious Headache. (From A.W. Sibley, Secretary American Advent Mission Society. Frovtdence, R. I., Jan 81. 1877. Qao Piebci & Co: Your "Indian Restorative Bitters" have been known to me from childhood, having been used lu my ftttner family for twenty live years. For the last twelve years they Vave .been my fanilv mudkine. I have found them an excellent re:redy for children after taking cold avdl threatened with fewr. In such cases, after warming aud sweetening them, I give as recommended. The results have been invariably nil that I could desire. In eases of bilious headache ntid derangement of Stomach and bowels they sttnd first as a medicine with me. A.W. SIBLEY Hundreds of testimonials uiflit be cddi-d. Prepared aud sold by ' Gso. Piercs & Co., Boston, H&ss. - P O Box M3T. ONE DOLLAR PER BOTTLE. Van Rchaack. Stevenson 4 Co. General Agents, Chicago, Illinois. For sale at wholesale snd retail bv wholesale and retell druggists, and by dealers ill medicine. For sale in Rock IhIhuiI by JOHN BENGSTON AND T. II. TIIOMA" saiion. Read the following remarkable cure, which caa be attested to by hundreds, who were fully ac quaimea wit n me wnoie circumstance. CHRONIC ENLARGEMENT OF THE TONSILS My daughter, when ix months old. was taken with a swelling in the tonsil", which grew larger and larger, til1 when six years old she bad great difficulty in swallowing ber food. Every sight I watch was kept, fearing she would suffocate. The vmuill Ulllty I beat doctors attended her but could give no relief 1 toot ber to trie most eminent doctors in tbe itaet they said there was no help for her but to outgrow it. With a sad heart I retarned home with her. when she became so much worve that the doctors had to be called in again; they decided that the tonsils mast be cnt off, as the only means of giving relief. My wife would not consent to this, and she determined to try your Liniment, which gave re lief the very first application, and by a continued use she entirely recovered. She is now ten years old and neshy and healthy as could be desired. Your Liniment is also the best in use for sprains, bruises, cnts. burns, headache, etc.. and it will re move tbe most tsevire pain in a few minutes. It also cured caked udder in my cow in a few days. peona, in. uis.o. cuku LOOK OUT FOR COUNTS KFEIT3 1 The public are cautioned aeainst another coun terMt, which has lately made its appearance.called w. B. arreus Arabian uniinent, ine most danger ous of ail the counterfeits, because his having the name of anvil, many will buy it in good laitn without the knowledge that a counterfeit exists. and tbey will perhaps only discover their error when tue spurious mixture has wrougnt us evil el lects. The genuine article is manufactured only by H Q. Farrel, sole inventor and proprietor, and whole sale druggist, JNo. 17 Mam street, l'eorta, Illinois, to whom all applications lor Agencies must be ad dressed. Be sure vou tret It with the letters H. G before barren's tuns u. u. r AKKLLL S ana nis signature on the wrapper, all other are counter felts. Sold by all drnsgists and by regular authorize acents tnroutrhout the United Mates. S2i?Pri('.e 2r and 50 cents, and tl tier bottle. AGENTS WAITED iu every town, villace an hamlet in tbe United Statss. in which one is not al ready established. Address H. G. Farrell as above accompanied with good character, responuibility. etc. Sc'aenck'a Mandrke Pills TELEGRAPHIC. CONGRESSIONAL. Telegraphed to the Boekliland Argut. TAELE SAUCE. Best Banco Made in an purt ol the World for .n 1 1 Leicester liir e TABLE SAUCE. JFor sale by all Respectable Dealers. Will bo found to possess those qualities necessary to the total eradicttion of all bilious attucks.prompt to start thf secretions of the liver, and give healthy tone to the entire system. Indeed, it is no osdinnry discovery in medical science to have in vented a remedy for these stubborn complaints, which develop all the results produced by a here tofore free use of calomel, a mineral justly dreaded bv mankind, aud acknowledged to be destructive fin d Ti llSll I ln the txlrume to tne ncman system. That the properiieo 01 vuriutu c(;iiuiunD iuuij;i ... virtues of calomel without its injurious tecdeucies, Is now an admitted fact, rendered ineieput&b'e by scientific researches ; and those wno use the Man drake Pills will be fully satisfied that the best medicines are those provided by nature lu the common herbs and roots of the fields. These Pills open the bowels and correct all bu llous derangements without salivation or any of the Injurious effects of calomel or other poison. The secretions of bile is promoted by these pills as will be seen bv the altered color of the stools, and dis appearing of the sallow complsxion and cleansing of the tongue. Ample directions for use accompany each box of Dills Prenare only bv J. H Schenck & Son. at their principal ffice, coiner Sixth and Arch Street Philadelphia, and for sale by all druggists am dealers.! Price 25 cents per box. WAR STEWS. Plevna, Dec. 12. For the last three days tne liusbians knew that Usman Pasha provisions were exhausted, and that a sortie was preparing. They re ceived news on Sunday that he would con centrate bis whole army near the bridge over the river Vid. This news was con firmed during the night by Gen. Skobeleff, who discovered that the Turks had quietly evacuated the Orisyna redoubt and all heir positions on Green Hill. Gen Skobeleff occupied these at 7 in the ruorn ing. Osman crossed the Vid by two bridges and attacked the Russian positions with such fury that they captured eight cannon and in a few minute) almost anni hilated the Sibirsky grenadier regiment. he Turks then found themselves under the fire of a hundred cannon of the Rus sian second line, and were attacked by the grenadiers, who resolved to recapture their guns. 1 he lurks were driven back after fifteen minutes bayonet fight, but continued to fire from tbe shelter of the banks of the Vid until .12:30 P. l , when the firing ceased on both sides and a quarter of an hour afterwards Osman sent an envoy to treat for surrender. Osman s wound in the leg is not serious. A dispatch from Athens says the fall of Plevna has caused demonstrations in favor of war. A telegram received in Paris says the Creek Cabinet is deliberating on the course to be pursued. J he king will start soon for camp at Chalsiz. London, Dec. 12 The Russian official account of the capture of Plevna confirms the details already telegraphed It says the Turks fought like lions. Seven Pashas were captured. The counting of prisoners and trophies is not yet completed. Ihe kmperor was present to-day at the thanksgiving service held on the site of the former headquarters of Osman Pasha. A Vienna correspondent says the Porte is astounded by the fall of Plevna, as it was hoped to the last that Suleiman Pasha would be able to relieve the place. The fact that Edham and Mahmoud Daroad Pashas still retain power is evidence of a disposition to negotiate. Berlin, Dec. 12. A special says the policy of Germany seems to be that the Porte must make the first oveitures lor peace, it is thought very aouDtiul whether Russia would accept any offers of mediation until then. Constantinople, Dec. 13. Report prevailed last night that a great battle had been fought between Metchka and llust chuk; result unknewn. Official reports from Turkish headquarters only mention an affair with six Russian battalions. The fall of Plevna is still unknown to the Turks generally, so it is impossible to estimate its ettect upon the population. JNo over tures for mediation have been made to any foreign embassy. Cbakir Pasha.appointed to replace Mehetuit Ali, has resigned his com in and on aooouot of ill health. Constantinople, Dec. 13. News of the fall of Plevna has been received with calmness and fortitude. The journals urge resistence to the last. Ihe lurkish parlia ment was opened to-day by the Sultan. All the Turkish dignitaries and foreign ambassadors were present. The speech from the throne was reserved in tone and appropriate to the occasion. rKAHCE. Paris, Dec. 12 i he uncertainty as to the formation of the Cabinet "continues The irancaiae as erts that the nego'iations lave been broken off. Ihe Defense de clares that the Batbie Cabinet will be gazetted to morrow. London. Dec. 13. A dispatch from Paris fays that depntation from Bona artists interviewed President MacMahon to-day, and declared they could no longer support his policy. Paris, Dec. 13. Du raure is stated to ave submitted last night a list of the parliamentary cabinet, including Jbardoux Bethwajf, boy and W addington. Kepub ican pipers express great distrust of these negotiI ions, and dcclarehe Ltett remains firmlwresolved to obtain the execution of its whole programme. EKGLAJSD. London. Dec. 13. It is said the sug gestion has beeu laid before the British cabinet that Constantinople be made a free city under guarantee of the European powers. LIBBY'S PROTECTION CONGRESS GAITER, For Gentlemen's Wear. Patented April 10, 1877.1 lllgh Cut Winter 8tyle(Open,showlng Construction) Tbfi attention of the trade aud the public in pen- eral is respectfully called to the merits of the Pro tection Contrresa Gaiter. This Shoe has proved success, and is bccomlne very popular. It has all the merit of the ordinary Congress Gaiter, with none of its defects. In the ordinary Congress, the elastic material is exposed to wear by C"n tact with the pantalovns, and soon becomes nnatghtly aud nerhana useless. In the Protection Comrress. the Goring is concealed from view and preserved from wear, making an upper that is unexcelled in nicety offltnd beauty or appearance It has no cum brous fastenings, the clasp nt the back being merely to hold the lapels in place. Ttiis clasp Li elastic and easily adjusted. These goods are made in the beat style, and of the finest qualities only of French and American stock ; hand and machine sewed. They are fully warranted. Orders are respectfully solicited from dealers. For eale by C. LIB BY, Put. and Inventor, 62 Lake St.. or PHELPS, DODGE & PALMER, Chicago. MATHEWS' LIQUID STARCH GLOSS I Gives a splendid gloss aud finish to all starched goods, making them whiter and clkai.kk than wax or anything else, and prevents the iron from eticking. Trial bottle free. Put up in 4-oz bottles, price 15c Sold by Gro- cers apd Druggists. A. I. MATHEWS & CO., 65 Murray St., N. Y. Camphorine ! Is the most effectual remedy sold, le a luxury to use, gives the best satisfaction, gives instant relief, will not crease or stain the most delicate fabric. has a pleasant and ref reshlntr o-lor. It will immo- rii.ru vpp tHvii inn I'll rr. iLiieuuiBLUMii. liuiuiiii. auu Ar.nte: Nenralsfia and Catarrh. ne2dacbe and Swelled Face, Sore Throat, Sprains and Bruises, Riidiihii and Chilblains. Eruutions of the Skin, Pain in Chest, Back or Limbs, Burns and Scalds. For saie by all urntrelstx. SELLERS' COUGH SYRUP. Clubio. Fa., December 14, 18T3. Mtmrt. K. M A f SUmrt at O. Your Couch By rap i doing won den." Two dMjg earwt m of bad oouxb of ou wwfc'g j landing. Jambs II. Coultks. rmwtrwi, rcn zi, into, mwrw. a. a. otuir a4 Co..- Two botil of Tour Imperial Couch 8rrp rearod me of a diatroMtof ooM. which MUled m bum lunn. Wkf. kino. rmti Kt ijahu. Insurance Compar.y, OF NEW TORE. CHARTERED 1325. SABTTTX T. SKIimORE. President BLSRI A. OAKLtl, VIre President. Insures Agilszt Lass or ZJaaa'c I? Fire. FOB POLICIES APPLY 1 J HATES CLEAVELAND, Agento Rock island. III. .A. CAKD. To all who are suffering from the errors and In discretions of youth, nervous weakness, early de cay, love of manhood, &c, I will send a recipe that will cure you, FREE OF CHARGE. Thto great remedy was discovered by a missionary in South America. Send a self-addressed envelope to the Risv. JosiPH T. lsMAJC Btati;m D.Eitle House New York City, GIANT SOAPS." We have now ready Giast Honey, Gltcebih, nd Pm ii.tu Soaps. to match the Bbb Bath. The Giants are half pounds of tbe finest quality, boiled and perfumed pure soap. Registration has been allowed in the United States A atent Office, under date July 17, 1877, and we offer them as tbe best value to be had in toilet soaps. Made only by ROBINSON BROTHERS & CO., BOSTON, MASS For sale by John Bengston. PATENTS. PATENTS. F. A. LKHMANN, Solicitor of Patents, Washing ton D. C. No Patent ito pay fcena tor wrcaiar Fire. New Castle, Ont., Nov. 13. The Royal Hotel and block containing the prin cipal business part of the town burued last night. Loss $4U0,U00. BlDDEFORD, Maine, Dec. 13. Ihe dye house of the xork manufacturing com pany and boiler room was damaged $25,- 000, by fire last night. Hundreds of opera tives temporarily thrown out of employment. MEMPHIS, Dec. 13. An Avalanche Helena, Ark., xpecial, says at midnight last night a tire broke out in the basement of Wootten a queenswaie establishment. and owing to the supply or water failing, the fire engine was unable to control it uutil a block burned out. Following are the Drincipal sufferers: J.K. Wouten, queens ware, $13,000: insurance $5,000. Mulkey & Burke, books and stationary, $12 000 insurance $5,000. Umce of th? Daily World. $8,000; insurance $2,500. J..K. Cooledge, commission merchant, $8,000: insurance $1,300 The post office in the same building was destroyed, but the mails were saved. Toledo. Dec. 13. At an early hour this mornins a fire broke out in the ex tensive works of the MuburD wagun com nanv. originating in the painting depart went and resulting in the destruction of about one ball of the large wing in tbe painting, drying and storage rooms. Loss $40,000; insurance $38,000. BERATE. Washington, Dee. 12. Mr. Morgan read a lengthy legal argument in favor of the resolution of Matthews, claiming that the government had a right to pay the bonds in coin. The statute eimuly used the word "coin," and any coin which came up to the standard of value fixed at the time the bonds were issued filled tbe con tract. lie argued that if the government should upon maturity of the bonds have in the treasury coins ot Spain or Mexico or the standard of value fixed by our laws in 1870, bonds could be paid in such coin without the use ot recoining it and placing its own stamp on it. Should tbe govern ment abolish, all coinage and resort to greenbacks alone, the national debt could still be paid in coin which might be pur chased for that purpose and tbe south could do it with about four ot her cotton crops. On the 14th of July, 1870, it was no concern of the creditor what stamp these dollars should bear. He could not see what right the creditors of the govern ment had to say what money the gover nment should use in its daily business. He argued that the payment of bonds in Bilver would not be a violation thereof. He con sidered this matter as the people of Ala bama treated it, and they saw no repudia tin no violation of national honor to pay the bonds in silver. An act of justice to both debtor and creditor was in no sense an act of repudiation. The south could probably have a single standard of gold alone better than any other section, as she could Ct more gold for her products than other sections of the country, but it would be an act of injustice to these to have a single standard, and the south would never force a standard. Pending discussion Mr. Allison moved that the senate .proceed to the considera tion of executive business. Tha motion was agreed to yeas 44, nays 20. The senate then went into executive session and at 8:30 adjourned. The senate was in executive session to day nearly six hours, adjourning onlv at 8 o clock, ihe entire session was devoted to the New York custom house nomina tions, two of which, namelv, those of Theodore Roosevelt, to be collector in place of Arthur, t"j be removed,and S. Bradford Prince, as naval officer, vice Cornell, to be removed, were reported from the committee on commerce unfavorably. The third, namely, of hi A Merritt, to be survever ot customs in place of Sharpe, whose commission has expired, was reported with favorable recommenda tions. Mo opposition was manifested to the latter, but the contest in regard to the two proposed removals was extremely ani mated and took a very wide range, cover ing a discussion ot tne rignts, powers ana duties ot the rresiacnt regarding remov als from office and tbe subject or the civil service policy in general. Mr. Conkhng, chairman ot the committee on commerce. opened the debate with a brief statement of the reasons why, in the opinion of the maiority of that committee, the two first named nominations should not be confirm ed. These were in brief that charge) of neither corruption or inefficiency had been m. de agaiust the present incumbents, but on the contrary they were conceded to be faithful, honest, experienced and ab'.e officers. Mr. Uavard toliowea in an extended ar gument, maintaining the rights of the ex ecutive to makechaGges which in his opin ion wouid be for the benefit of the public service, be being responsible for the ex cution of the laws and entitled to select his agenis, subject to the confirmation of the senate, nut witnout being obliged to furnish the senate a statement of his reasons. Mr. Kernan then delivered a speech ot considerable length on the same side of the question, defending the action of the pres ident. Gen. Gordon was the next speaker. He warmly commended the civil service policy of President 11 ayes in regard to the pend ing nominations asserted emphatically that the removals which they contemplated wera demanded by proper regard for the purity of the service. He charged that Cornell and Arthur had disgracefully maae use or tne power ana patronage ot their offices for merely partizan and seifish purposes and he intimated that it was time for the one-man power in New York state to ce broken The debate then became quite general. A vote by yeas and nays was then taken npon the nomination of Roosevelt and it was rejected by a majority ot , the yeas being 25, nays 32. Ihe nomination ot hnce was tejested upon acother roil call by tbe same vote in each case, benaiors Eaton, Dennis, Whyte and Maxey, demo crats, united with the great body of repub licans against confirmation and Senators Burnside, Uhristiancy, Conover, Dawes. Hoar and Mattnews, republicans, sided with the mapsot democrats in favor of con firmation. The nomination of Merritt was confirmed without division. Washington, Deo. 13. Senate com mittee on railroads this morning referred Texas Pacific R. R. bills, introduced by Johnston and Dorsey to Matthews, Saun ders, Dorsey, Lamar aod Barn urn. Mitchell s bill relating to Northern Pacific R. R. Co., and his Oregon Central R. R bill were referred to Mitchell, Teller, Dawes, Ransom and Barnum. The Senate postal committee agreed on amendments to the House post route bill, adding a number of routes, and also voted to report favorably again upon the nomination of MuKerbham, postmaster at Mobile. Cameron, ot Wis., presented tbe peti tion ot David T. Corbin.of South Carolina, asking that his claim to a seat from that state may be inquired into and decided upon its merits. He moved that tbe petition lie upon the table for the present, and gave notice that be would call it up hereafter and move its reference to the oommittee on privileges and elections. So ordered. Voorhees submitted the following reso lution and gave notice he would call it up Tuesday, January 15, 1878, tor the pur pose of submitting some remarks thereon: Resolved, I hat it is ot the highest un tested election case was resumed and con tinued up to adjournment, Mr. Harris, chairman of the elections committee, an nouncing that he expected to have a vote to-morrow evening. Adjourned. Washington Dec. 13. In regular or der of business, consideration of the Col orado contested elect case was resumed. The committee on foreign affairs to day, examined Gen. Ord, who said the cessa tion or diminution of Mexican raids on the lower Rio Grande was attributable to the presence ot a largo American force, and that a revocation ot existing orders would elate dangerous elements in Mexico, cause more raids, and be an obstacle in the ne gotiation of a treaty. California Legislator Caucusing of a XT. S. Senator. San Francisco, Deo. 13. In a demo cratic caucus of both houses of legislature C. T. Ryland Mark, L. M. Donald, J. T. FarUy, Judge Hager, Judge Sepulvcda and J, P. Dameron were placed in nomin ination for U. S. senators. Three ballots resulted in no choice. In democratic caucus last night first ballot for U. S. senator Ryland 19, Farley 17, McDonald 16. Higer 19, Sepulveda 9, Short 1. On seoond ballot Ryland 19, Farley 17, Hager 18, McDonald 15. Supul veda 12. Third ballot Ryland 21, Far ley 20, Haeer 19, McDonald 19,Sepulvcda withdrawn. Heavy Failure. New York, Dec. 13. James Leahy, importer of white goods, has failed. Lia bilities placed at $150,000; one half due abroad. Outstanding assets are reported weak: trouble with the government offi cers and very extending business are ascribed as causes of the failure. BalUmcra & Ohio B. R. Baltimore. Md.,Dec. 13. The board of directors of the Baltimore & Ohio rail road to-day unanimously re-elected John W. Garrett, president, making his twen tieth consecutive year as president of the road. WASHIHGTOJT. Washington, Dec 12. The depart ment ot superintendence ot tbe National educational association reassembled this morning. The committee on representa tion of our educational interests at the Paris exposition reported tbe advisability ot requesting tne president to appoint as one ot the hired commissioners a com petent scientific expert in matters of edu cation, to organize and take charge of the educational exhibit of the United States, and also to appoint a fair proportion of tbe honorary commission with reference to his purpose. The report also recommended that an effort be made to obtain a share of the congressional appropriation for this purpose, and suggested that if the meas ures above indicated should fail no credita ble educational display conld be made at the exibition. THBIFAVOBITB HOME REMEDY. "Evidence unparalleled in the historr of Med! cine" Over two thousand testimonials given for the wonuenai cares maae Dy r? W FEISTTOIST'S MATCHLESS Railroad Time Table. HI3A20.ECCI ZSLAXS ft P1CITI3 S. B.- OOMa 1ABT TBAIM LXATB at 9.00 a. m.; 4:30 p,m.; and 9:85 p. m. Traini arrive irom west as above. OIKS WIST TRAIlfB U1TI At :40a.m 10:10 a. m., and :00 p. m. Train arrive irom tne east as above. WZSTZSliraiCN BAILEOAD. FOR RACINE ft MILWAUKEE. MATS ABBIT1 Day Express and Mall 9:05 am 6:00 am NiehtExpress.... ..10:15 r m 6:60 r The ni?ht ezoress leavincr Rock Island every Sunday night at 10:15 connects with the train arri ving in Chicago early Monday morning. No lay over checks given on through ticket from Rock eibuu to viucago. - A uruugu uv&cio vuij gvvw thiettain. Is I' Q, W Weather Probabilities Washington, Dec. 13. -The Signal Service observations taken at 10 o clock this forenoon indicate tbe following weather probabilities for this afternoon and to night: Indications for the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys: naiog barom eter. lower temperature than on Wednes day, north to west winds and generally clear weather, followed by falling barom' eter, and in latter winds, shifting to south erly or easterly. lav. Stock Shippers in Trouble. Chicago, Dee. 13. Papers here have been publishing statements to the effect that what are called "Eveners," namely, a few heavy shippers of live stock, are re ceiving great rebates on each car ot stock shipped east, to the disadvantage of tbe shipping interest, which receives no rebate, Considerable coQidaint' has been made and the meeting of 'managers at Cleveland to-day will doubtless take some action on the matter, and it is predicted, will break the live stock pool. An Africaa Railroad Scheme. It is perhaps scarcely worth while to dis cuss the wisdom of the proposed appropria tion ot money for the survey of a railroad route in Africa, inasmuch as it cannot be possible that money will be spent in such a way at a time when the democracy, through a pursuit of economy, is getting a reputa tion for legislative virtue. The petition in which this appropriation is asked for pre sents as its ultimate purpose the "opening a market tcr our manufacture? with Cen tral Africa," which is a large programme, and proposes the modest initiation of a pre liminary survey "from the Republic of Liberia one or two hundred miles into the Niger v alley.' As it is proposed that the railroad thus begun shall be transcontinen tal it will eventually exhaust a great many such instalments, and before spending even a little money Congress will naturallv want to know bow much money it must eventu ally spend to utilize that little. It is alto gether a bad time to propose that Congress should Duiid transcontinental railroads. especially in Atrica. Ihe Argus Job Printing Kooms turn out Card?, Circulars, Note Heads Bill Heads, Law Briefs, and all othet kinds of Printing, in the highest style of the art, and on the most reasonable terms, And The Argus Book Bindery is doing all kinds of work in that line, neat, quick and cheap. The friends of the paper and the public generally are invited to give our work a trial. dwtl New York Blarlret. New Yobk, Dec. 13. FINANCIAL. Gold- 1 08. Mney 6fet Governments Finn . D.S. Bonds titf cent 6-90's 1881 1.10 t " 18K5C. w 1.053S " " 1H67 1.085, isws 1.10 U. B. 10.40'S ... 1.07J New 58 . , .I.O614 currency o n 1.S0 COMMERCIAL. Wheat Dull ; 1 3i'i No 2 spring Jan. Rye-Jiteadv; 7778. Corn Dull. 66K64. Barley Steady : lonr rowed state, not prime, 79. vats jjuii; uncnangea. Pork Miade firmer ; 13 15ill 37V4- Lard Firmer; 8 8714. Whisky 1 10. Chicago Marlset. Chicago, Dec. IS. Wheat Strong: rather eqclted and higher: 1 08 casn; 1 im Jan. Corn Firmer; 43 bid cash ; 45 bid Jan Oats Nominally unchanged. Rye-56. Barley 61V49l, Pork Strong and higher; 12 00 cash; 12 15 Jan, Lard Firm -nd higher; 7 85 cah; 7 874 Jan. Whisky-1 06. LIVE STOCK. Hoes Receipt 34.000; active and firmer; 610c mgner; pacKiug a wysi iu: snipping xu,i m Ci :attle Firm: rereims 27.000: choice to shippers 4 20&5 50. fair to extra St. Louis Market. St. Louis. Dec 13 Wheat-Dull; No 8 red 120&120 cash: 1 S3 dan; iso , 1 vMi "id. Oorn Firmer; fi46X casa; 45H?S5? lec. Oats 27V4 cash; 27)i Jan. Rye 56 H Whiekv-1 05. Pork-lS 124. Lard-zZ,).- JJVE STOCK. Hogs Receipt 10,000; active and strong; all Milwaukee Market. M'wackee. Dec 13 Wheat -amc hizher: firm: bard 1 No 11, 11; o,iu6Si seller .1 an 1 iu; jsos, 104. uorn . Oat Firm; 25. Rye- 57H. Barley MX. WASHINGTON, D. C, At $2.50 Per Day. The Great Blood, Liver and Kidney Syrup FENTON'S matchless Blood. Liver and money Bvmd has MADK MOKk won- DE.ni! LL.(JUKi.s, for t"e time it nas Deen Deiore the American people, than any ALTERATIVE or GREAT DISCOVERY heretofore known. Thirteen years experience with this matchless syrup gives us confidence to siy, "IT IS THE BEST ALTERATIVE IN THE WOKuD.1 It will positively cure 8CROFULA or KINGS' EVIL In its worst forms, SALT RHEUM. ERYSIPE LAS, SYPHILITIC AND MERCURIAL affections. ULCER, OLD CHRONIC SORBS. FEVER SOBES. BOILS. PEL ONS, RING WORMS, BARBERS' ITCH, CB.RON1C BORE EYES, PIMPLES OS th FACE or BODY, DROls , GOUT, GOITRE. RHEUMATISM. NEURALGIA, WHITES OK LKUG KRHUSA. IKKEUU- LARITY OR SUPPRESSION OF CUS TOMARY EVACUATIONS. PAINS IN KEG ION OP KlDNEYS. (LIVER COM PLAINT cured as if by magic.) ACUTE, CHRONIC and B RIGHT'S DISEASE of the KIDNEYS,STERILlTE,IMPOTENCY, WEAKNKSSof theparts,General Debility, scBoFcxors coNscHPTiow a:c. FENTON'S MATCHLESS BLOOD. LIVEti and KIDNEY SYRUP has been tested by many of the best nhvsiciana and ! citizens of Cleveland (now thirteen years.) as wen as u ea in tneir 1 ami lies and throughout ariloining States, and has G'INED FOR IT A REPUTATION. based npon ITS MERIT ONLY, without the necessity of purling. Unparalleled IN TBB IllSTOBT Or MlDlCIXK. 'Wk Challenge thb World to Pro duce its Equal, or Show as Mas v Won derful Cures Performed. We positively guarantee a perceptible and continuous Improvement where the Syrup is faithfully and persistently used. and wben enougn medicine is taken, a Dennanent and lastine cure. It is npon the intelligence and good sense of people, their judgment and desire to sustain a reauy eooo medicine, we reiy . Sena lor one ot our circulars and see toe wonderful cures performed "at home in Cleveland and elsewhere-' bv the GREAT MATCHLESS BLOOD, LIVER AND Aiun&i suttr. Sold by Druesist.4. renerallv. Price one dollar per bottle --Six fat one jiime) lor five dollars. prepared oy Fentcn Manufacturing Co., Office and Works, 39 Academy Street. C. r. rENTOS, Snpt. HOME EVIDENCE. Extracts from letters received. RHEUMATISM Some six months could not walk without the help of a crutch; tried physi cians and many kinds of advertised cures without benefit. Six bottles of Fenton's Matchless Syrup cured me. c apt uso hand. SALT RHEUM- Eight bottles made a perfect and permanent cure. SCROFULA From Infancy was treated by the best physicians and took everybody's care, Two bottles Matchless Syrnp cured me. MRS H.LIZA J ONES. SALT RHEUM eleven years all over my body; took all tbe best remedies advertised, and In tne hospital. New York, twenty weeks; could not get cured; six bottles of Fent n'e Mati hless 87rop cured me. ueobob brown, uieveiano, u, FivMALE WE KNESS eom six years : nsed ev ery alterative known; tried tne climate irommin nesota to Texas; conld get no relief; after a few month's use 01 Fenton's Matchless aarsapartlla was cured completely. Mas att is , onto fet, Cleveland. "Thousands Bear Testimony." SCROFULOUS SORE LEG twelve years, cured by Fenton's Sarsapariila,after trying various noted Diood remedies. Capt. Henry Palmer, Akron, O. SCROFULA, five laree abscesses on body, could not turn in bed for weeks, cured by Fenton's Sar- Sarsiparilla; had expended over one hundred dol lars previous to using the Acme of Medicine, "Fen ton's matcmess." j. field. Sodus Point, New York. SCROFULOUS NECK, a number of ulcers, open for nine montns; nao tne nest medical advice in Cleveland, O. A friend sent me Fenton's Sarsapa riila. Twelve bottles made a perfect and penna- W. II. MIAI9. North Bloomfield, O, Camp Beoww. Wyoming, Dec. 28. 1874. RHEUMATISM Lire FFenton: The six bot ties Sarsapanlla serA me in July laf t. cured me oi Rhenmatssm, and only used five, (one got broken.) I had It lor lour years, and spent nearly one tnous and dollars, wsth the best doctors in Montana Ter ritory previous I have got two more customers. Please express me eighteen more bottles to South Pass. Enclosed find the greenbacks. Write me to Camp Brown, as before. 1 ours truly. l L. WOODBUTT. FEMALE WEAKNESS, of seven years standing cured by the use of one and a half bottles Fenton's aiatcniees barsaparuia. mbs. w m. bias. port Hope, Mien, SALT RHEUM eighteen years; nsed all the no ted humor cores without effect ; six bottles Fenton's Matchless Sarsaparilla cured me ; it is a dead sure cure. F u uood, ttunato, n x. Every person should read this carefully, Dr Fenton. Cleveland. O. Dear Sir: Five years ago, then in BraziL outh America, I there contrac ted a disease that nearly cost me my life. I was seven months in hospitals Spanish Brazilian and Buenos Ayree nut to no purpose. 1 men went to nent cure. ST. L07X3 ft SSCS ISLAM) B. B. aams south traiss leave At 8 15 a. m. and 6:45 p. m. daily. ARRIVE FROM NT. LOUIS . At 9 :45 a. m. daily, and 9 :30 p. m. snmsa TiAisa liati At 4:80 p. m. ARRIVE FROM aTEEIJMB At 10:40 a. m. PECm & SOCE ISLAND BAlLwAY. SHORTEST ROUTE TO IBS EAST AMD SOUTH. LEAVE ARRIVE. Thro'h F"ht 6 50 a. m. Galva Ac. 1 :35 a, m. Mail A Ex. 2 -00 p.m. Mall A Ex. 1:05 d. m. Galva Ac 6 ;30 p. m. Thro'h F'ht 4 :00 p. m. Tbe 2:00 pm train makes close connection at Galva with C B A Qfor poll ts west; arriving at Galesbu'rg at 5:00 p m; at Burlington 7:15 p m; at Keokuk 9:25 pm;and at Quincy 9:40 p m; also making close connection at Peor a with I B W and TP&W roads for all points east and south. SOCS ISLAND & mSES CO., B. S. Uave Rock Island at 9:00 a. m.. and 4 :00 p. m. Ar riving at uaaie at 11 :io a. m., and 0:00 p. m. Leave Cable at 6:80 a. m., and 12:45 p. m. Arriving at Rock Island at 8:20 a. m., and 8 :00 p. m. . FINANCIAL S25,S50,Sie0,S2Q0,S5G0. The reliable house of ALEX. FROTHINGHAM A CO., No. 13 Wall street. New York publish a handsome eight page weekly paper, called the Weekly Financial Report, which they send free to ny address. In addition to large number of edi torials on financial and other topics, it contains very lull and accurate reports 01 tne sales and standing of every stock, bond and security dealt in at tbe Stock Exchange. Messrs. Frothinqham A Co., are extensive brokers of large experience and tried integrity. In addition to their stock broker age business, they sell what are termed "Priviliges" or "Pots and Calls," now one of the favorite meth ods of legitimate speculation. Their advice is val uable, and by following it many have made for unew. New York Metropolis. 1 k COMPANY. BANKERS & BROKERS, Dealers in Stock Privileges, TJ. S. Bonds. Cotton nd Miscellaneous Securities, etc. The greatest opportunity ever before of fered tor investment. 1000 dollars made from investment of 200 dollars in 30 days. Smaller amounts invested will pay in proportion. Investments large or email can be trebled in SO days. We bell or purchase as desired 5 shares of stocks and upward on margins of from one to two per cent. ty Letters of Credit and Drafts payable in any part of Europe and America, issued for the con venierce of travelers. Full information sent on application. WILSON & CO., 35 ft 37 Broad St., P. O. Box 2435, NEW YORK Near Gold and Stock Exchange. f wisa cocas. J. MONEY & CO., Manufacturers of Diamond Wire Window Guards OFFICE AND COUNTER RAILINGS, Fire Guards, Selves, Riddles, Screens of all Descrip tions, ano wire work generally. Office, 207 Second Street, MILWAUKEE, WIS fcV Also sole Ag nts for German Insert Powder G. H. WORCESTER, Manufacturer and Dealer in Cienf uegos, Cuba, aud spent sixty-four days in the military Hospital, ine doctors 1010 me 11 1 nai friends I had better make my way to them. The doctors told me if I bad any Tbe American Consul aer.t me to New York. Last Spring it came on nre again, rest in the night was out of the question. A friend in the St Charles Hotel here (Detroit) advised Fenton's Matchless Syrup; I sent for six bottles I have only t.ken lour as a era perfectly wen. 1 must say it surprised me. acr1 all that knew the condition I was in for five yef rs I freely recommtnd Fenton's Matchless Syrtin above any blood purfier in the catalogue of medicines. 1 ours resoecuuiiy. Detroit. Mich. E. McKitterick. We Intend to publish more wonderful evidence. $oid in Kock island by John Bengston, K Brcu nen., 1 11 1 nomas and a aoenier. Western Agents, Van 8chaack, Stevenson A Reid, I'mcago. Fenton Mfg Co., Proprietors, Cleveland, O. consisting of DRESS FORMS. WIRE CLOTH. BIRD CAGES. FLOWER STANDS. MOSS BASKETS, BANK RAI ING, WINDOW GUARDS, FIREGUARDS, Ac., Ac, Ac. 815 Market Street, ST. LOUIS. MO . R. P. HALL'S PLASTER. A Gal-ran le Battery- is imbedded (n a medicated TilaAtAr. .nd. when .nnliftd to rha body, prodoeea a eonMant mrrmt of electricity. i arming- tn most powerrai remedial agent lor tne euro of Rhmtwuuinik, Neuralgia, Sciatica, Headuck. Spraint, Spinal Difficulty, Nervous JHieamtt, or Female Weakne. tmr known. Its effects are magical. Sold bv Druggists, or sent by mail on receipt of 50 oent aaaraas uulii nAna iV.. rroanetot. ust Wal)A4bve.,Cbicao. ST. 1834. INC. 1874. THE SUN. i87a NEW YORK. 187a portanoe that the financial credit of tbe government be maintained, and in order to do bo. the government itself, in all its sold; light 8 ta8 75; packing 3 854 10, departments, should iu good faith keep ail its contracts and obligations entered into with its own citizens. At the expiration of the morning hour consideration was resumed of the resolu tion of Matthews' to pay bonds in silver, and Bayard opposed it. HOUSE. Washington, Dec. 12. A conference committee was ordered on the deficiency bill and Messrs. biogleton, Atkins ana ! HAS THE BEST hotel in the country Hale were ai pointed. Mr. Money introduced a bill to authorize the Southern Pacific railroad company to extend its railroad and telegraph line east mr,-T-mr-.Trr, TT-vttott from its present terminus in Arizona to a X Ivi'MVIl )pj J I I j IJ 2 point on tne iuo uranae at or near m ru?o and to aid in building the same. Keferred. Mr. Huntoon, from the select commit tee on ascertaining tbe result of presiden tial elections, reported a resoultion direct ing the committee to take into eonsidera tion Jso the duration of the presidential term. Adopted. Tbe discussi-n of the Colorado con- As the time approaches for the renewal of sub scription , THE SUN would remind the friends and weuwtsbers everywhere, that it ts again a caa didate for their consideration and support. Upon its recora lor tne past ten years It relies lor a con tinaance ol th- hearty smpatby and generous co operation which have hitherto been extended to it irom every quarter ol the Union. The Daily Hun is a four page sheet of 38 columns price by mail, poet paid, 65 cents a month, or IB.50 per year The Sundat edition of The Sun is an eight pa; Sheet of 56 columns. While tfivinsr the new of t day, it also contains a large amoant of literary and miscellaneous matter specially prepared for U. ine bum dat bum bag met with great success. rost paid i.j a year. Tha Weekly Sun. Who does not know The Weekly ScnT It clrculites throughout the United States, the Can a das, and beyond. Ninety thousand families greet its welcome page weekly, and regard it in tbe light of wide, chancellor, and friend .Its new' ejitorial, agricultural, and literary department make it essentially a journal for the f .mi.y and the nr&ide. Terms: one Dollar a ear, post p ild. mis pnee, quality considered, maae it tne cheap est newspaper published. For clubs of ten. w-iib lu cash, we win send an extra copy free. Address PUBLISHES OF THE SUN, New VorkCity, Allan Hay Co., Perfumers, Soap & Candle Manufacture! s FULL LIMB OV TOILET FANCY SOAPS FOR THE NOTION TRADE. 8ole Agent for J. C. A F. Field's Patent OZO- KERIT and ORNAMENTAL ENGLISH CAN DLES, UNITED STATES SERVICE SOAP, Etc ALLAN HAY CO., U79 Broadway ..NEW YORK. "Among the most beautiful of the British pro ductions in the departments of Wax and Candle Works of the Great Exhibition are the Ozokerit Candles of J. C. a F. 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JO W I very well-appointed toi J fjy all lru TADOC racgist aa4 Frazier's Warehouse, on Levee THE SUBSCRIBER 19 MANUFACTURER AND proprietor of Dr. R. W Read's Celebrated Asthma Relief. hicb is undoubtedly the best Asthma remedy yet discovered. Instant relief is guaranteeu r purchase price refunded. We put up tbe medicine in boxes of three sizes which retail for 35c, 50c and tl. Persons emitting retail price will have the medicine promptly forwarded by mall poet-paid. Also camples sent free to any one who may desire. Prions per dozen, $2.75; $3-50; $7 00: gross price, f 18 ; $3i : $7a. Wholesale agent : John F. Henry, Cur an & Co.N.Y ; John D. Park A Sons, Cincinnati, Ohio: Richardson fc Co , St. Louis; Lord A Smith, JCh'Cgo: G. C. Goodwin A Co , Boston ; French, Harrison & o Philadelphia. Address . ETHRIDGK, Borne, N. Y.