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FKIDAY, MAY zO, 1892.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1624 Second
Arena, Rock Island. 111.
I. W. Potter,
Tzbhs Daily, 50c pr month Weekly, $2.00
All oommanicatlons of a critical or argumenta
tive ctaaiacter, political or religions, mnt have
real name attached for publication. No such
article, will be printed over fictitious signatures.
Anonymous communications not noticed.
Correspondence follciied from every township
in Bock Island eountv.
Friday. Mat 20, 1892.
Keokuk Constitution-Democrat: Pres
ident Harrison is entitled to some credit
from the fact that he is opposed by men
republican bosses as Quay, Dudley, Clark
son and Piatt, Evidently he has not gone
quite as far as those worthies wished.
Got. Peck, of Wisconsin, predicts
Judge Altgeld election in Illinois by 75,
000. Got. Peck is a good guesser, and
while we are sanguine of the judge's
triumphantelection, we think his majority
will not exceed 25.000 but that's quite
enough, thank you.
Maky relics of the Cabots, the early
, English voyagers to America, will be ex
hibited at the Columbian World's Expo
sition by a committee formed for that pur
pose in Bristol, England, where theCahots
lived. The Bristol Times and Mirror, of
recent date, state that the committee held
a meeting to complete arrangements for
collecting the material for the exhibit;
that the mayor of the city presided; that
there was a Tery large attendance, repre
senting especially the leading mercantile
houses and the various arcttealogical as
sociations of the city, and that it was ap
parent from the proceedings that there
was available an abundance of relics from
which to select a Tery interesting exhibit.
for V i re Frvald eat.
Congressman Cable, who is a delegate-at-large
to the Chicago conTention, thinks
the right candidate for vice president can
be found in the person of Representative
Geary of California. In discussing the
situation Mr. Cable said the other day: -
"I hsve heard considerable talk about
the availability of Mr. Geary for second
place on the ticket during the last few
days, and I confess the more I think of
it the more there seems to be in it. The
idea of taking a man from the extreme
west for the second place is a novel one,
but when it is remembered that Califor
nia, Nevada, Oregon and Washington,
have 20 electoral votes which might be
taken out of the republican column and
placed in the doubtful column by such a
. a move there is added to the novelty of
the question a very interesting practical
"It is reported from California not only
that Geary can come to Chicago with
a delegation for him, but that his nomi
nation would mean the carrying of the
state for the democracy, and that proof
of bis ability to do so wili be submitted.
"Something more is required. The
other three states would nave to send
delegations for him. And if that is done
I frankly admit his chances are worth
fighting for. In that event I should re
gard him as a strong man for the nomi
nation and one whose selection I would
personally fay or.
"I know of other members of the house
and delegates to the convention who need
only the assurance that the coast would
be carried to go into the convention and
do all in their power for him. He is, as
you know, one of the most popular mem
bers of the house.
"You understand that all this is de
pendent on Geary coming to Chicago
with aa enthusiastic fighting delegation
for him and good assurance given that he
can carry the coast. If that is done there
is a good chance of the second place be
ing giyen to the Pacific coast."
Jadt;e Altceld art Wrk.
Judge Altgeld is again at work in the
gubernatorial canvass. He takes another
tier of counties this time. Without per
sonal retinue or brass bands or adver
tised meetings he is making close person
al acquaintance with the electors of Illi
nois. The undertaking is a large one,
but the judge seems wisely to have con
eluded that he cannot better discharge
the duties of his candidacy between now
and the form il opening of the canvass,
when he will have to go upon the stump,
than by giving some days of
the wesk to excursions of this
character. The judge is a tireless worker.
An earnest, he is an unostentatious man,
affable without friyolity.frank and manly
in bearing, a sagacious counselor, and an
inspiring canvasser. He is not a calamity
ebrieker like his adversary, Gov. Fifer,
but an every day man, who, while he
Into each life some rain mnst fall
Home days mast be dark and dreary,
inclines rather to the cheerful view.
Where he thinks conditions might be im
proved by repeal of vicious legislation be
says so and gives reasons for his opinion,
dogmatism being no part of bis character.
He is modest, but clear and forceful in
his expression of views.
These little unheralded jaunts of the
democratic caadidate for toe governor
ship of Illinois are calculated to disturb
the repose of the republican brethren, who,
feeling a sort of ownership of the state,
have long abandoned this personal inter
course with electors. It will not be long
before Goy. Filer, will be making a simi
lar canvass, forced to do so by the ac.
tivlty and capacity of Judge Altgeld.
The governor will travel about the state
on railroad passes. Judge Altgeld will
pay his own way. Gov. Fifer will be
accompanied by his official staff. The
democratic candidate has none.
As the canvass will not formally open
until September next, the judge will have
the Bummer months or so much or them
as he can give to the work of a canvass
which is conducted on the wisest of
A handsome complexion is one of the
greatest charms a woman can possaas
roKcoxu b Complexion powder gives it
HOW THE OLD SYSTEM GAVE WAY
TO STATE VOLUNTEERS. "
A History of the Early Organisation of
the Rank and File of Our Home Guard a.
Laws That Made Training; Days Com
mon hi Every Part of the Country.
A hundred years have passed since con
gress, in the spring of 1792, passed its first
general militia law. This act remains to
day on tl e statute book, with all its an
cient phraseology, and its mandates are im
possible to execute. Still nominally in force
Is its injt nction upon any ablebodied male
citizen ltween eighteen and forty-five
years of age, enrolled by his captain, to
keep hin self provided with a "good mus
ket cr fir. lock, of a bore sufficient for balls
of the eighteenth part of a pound;" two
spare flin and tweuty-four cartridges, or
else with "a good rifle, shot pouch, powder
horn, twjnty balls and a quarter of a
pound of powder." The quaint instruc
tions for grenadiers and bombardiers are
still to be perused, and also the directions
to commi ationed officers to provide them
selves wit h "a sword or Hanger and spon
toon," or, if mounted, to have their "hol
sters covered with bearskin caps." From
time to ti ne efforts have been made to re
move thii venerable chapter from the
ctatute be oks, or at least to modernize it,
until now. at last, it seems to derive a sort
of protect ion from its age.
Bnt the fact is that the law was never
carried out. No sooner was it enacted
than efforts were made to repeal some pro
visions an 1 amend ot hers. Under the plan
of General Knox, which had been drawn
up in 1790 young men between eighteen
and twent y-one years of age were to serve
thirty day in a camp of instruction dur
ing each of the first two years and ten days
of the thirl year; citizens between twenty
one aud forty-five years were to drill four
days annt ally; those between forty-five
and sixty were to be enrolled in the re
serve, whioh was to assemble semiannual
ly for a simple inspection of arms.
This wa. a very striking, and, under the
circumstances of the country at that time,
not a very onerous system, while its seri
ousness wts shown by a provision that no
person rejiching the age of twenty-one
should exercise the rights of a Citizen un
less be cot Id show a certificate of the re
quired sen ice in the militia. But the act
of May 8, 17 93, widely departed from Knox's
plan, and t he very next year after it was
put in operation Washington asked con
gress "whether your own experience. in the
several states has not detected some im
perfections in the scheme." The story of
the way in which numerous and fruitless
attempts u amend this system resulted at
length in its frank abandonment is in
structive and interesting.
Two year after its adoption a bill was
reported for organizing a select corps of
militia, to lie armed and equipied by the
general government and to be paid while
serving in annnal camps of instruction.
This of course would have been a radical
departure f om the general law, which re
quired the citizens to arm and equip them
selves and t nt them all on the same foot
ing. It is not unlikely that, had this
measure prevailed, it would have been in
force to the present day, and might have
made a vast difference in the history of
the country It would, in fact, have found
ed a nation!. militia of an effective char
acter. Ho vever, years passed without
securing the modifications desired. The
chief step g. lined was the enactment of the
law of April 23, 1808, making an appropri
ation of $2 ,000 annually to provide arms
and equipments for the militia. Itisnoted
as a enrious fact by the house committee
on militia, whose careful history of the
subject is Iiere briefly summarized, that
even when tiis new appropriation had been
made the old requirement that each citizen
should arm and equip himself was not re
pealed, t.vi-n then the reluctance to re
move the oltl law was manifest.
Jefferson and Madison followed Wash
ington in urging year after year a modifi
cation of th' militia system; the latter iu
1805 desired such "a separation of the more
active part from that which is less so, that
we may draw from it, when necessary, an
efficient corps, fit for real and active serv
ice, and to be called to it in regular rota
tion." He thought that it was quite
enough to subject the population between
eighteen and twenty-six years of age to
military nnty in time of peace. Madison's
most noticeable contribution to the subject
was a proposal of annual camps of instruc
tion for the commissioned and noncommis
In 1S1 Secretary Graham, by the direc
tion of congress, prepared a new plan. It
divided the militia into three classes, ac
cording to ages, of which the two younger
were to asseti ble in annual camps of in
struction. Ct ngressman Harrison, of Ohio,
afterward pti-sident, proposed as a substi
tute military dnll for all the schools, and
revived Madison's plan of annually in
structing officers and noncommissioned
officers. in camp. He estimated that the
cost to the government would be $1,500,000
a year. In 1 25 a board, on which Scott
and Zacbary Taylor were prominent, re
ported that the great defect in the law was
the excess of numbers it held to service.
They suggested as a substitute a brigade
of militia in each congress district, to be
instructed in camps for ten days each year,
and paid for their time and expenses.
The drift toward a select body instead of
a general oi ganization had thus been
clearly manif t through all these years;
yet two additional elements, volunteering
and state organizations, were needed be
fore the desired reforms could be secured.
Jackson reco mnended the former, while
Secretary Poinsett in 1 W0 made an ap
proach to the latter by a proposal of 100,
000 active mil tia, apportioned among the
states, each of which could keep its quota
filled either by voluntary enlistment or
draft. One-fcurth would go out of service
annually into the reserve, while the presi
dent could pu1; them into camps under pay
for a month annually. In 1846 still another
plan was repo-ted, that of maintaining in
each state an active militia between
twenty -one and thirty years of age, whose
officers should be instructed annually in
camp by the general government.
But by that time the new ideas of volun
teers and state organizations had not only
become rooted, but had borne fruit. Such
militia bodies were springing up all over
the Union, anil in fact formed the basis of
that body of olunteers who achieved dis
tinction in th a Mexican war. After that
war greater interest than ever was taken
in the state volunteer system, and its
growth put an end to the long series of
abortive effort to form a national militia,
congress practically accepting it as a sub
stitute. Wasl ington Cor. New York Sun.
A Beautiful Tiaby.
A baby may be the naughtiest, dirtiest,
Ugliest, most f rvtful baby in all the world,
but you never 3an make its mother believe
it, and you hat better not try. Baby.
General Assembly Presbyterian
Church, Portland, Oregon
mat 19 to jusk 2. 1892.
For above the "Burlington Route," C,
B. & Q R R., will sell tickets to Port
land and return at round trip rate of one
lowest first-class fare. Tickets on sale
May 9 to 14 inclusive; return limit
90 da;s from date of ' sale.
Passengers may go via. any one,
return via. any other route excepting the
Southern Pacific system. The fact
that different routes may be used going
and returning permits the Burlington to
offer to visitors its many direct routes
between the east and the west.
H. D. Mack, Div. Pass. Agt.,
Rock Island, 111.
A Much-M arrled Woman.
Mrs. Fowler, of this city, was marritd
last January to her tilth husband, and
strange as it may seem, five of them di d
exactly two years from their inarriace
day. Her present husband has been sick
for the last four months with chronic
jaundice, and was given up by four of our
nest physicians; ss a last resort he began
using Sulphur Bitters, and yesterday told
our reporter that they had saved his life,
smilingly saying that he guessed Mrs.
Fowler would be unable to take a seventh
better half for some time to come. Ex
chanpo. I used three bottles of "Mother's
Friend," and when I was sick I never
went to bed until 13:30, and my boy was
born at 3 a. m. with scarcely any pain.
I will do all I can in recommending it to
expectant mothers. Tour thankful friend,
Mrs B. F. Walterhcb.
Maiion. O., 8ept., 1890.
Sold by Hartz & Babnsen.
I can recommend Ely's Cream Balm to
all sufferers from drv catarrh from per
sonal experience. Michael Ilerr, Phar
1 had catarrh of the bead and throat for
five years. I used Ely's Cream Balm.and
from the first application I was relieved.'
The sense of smell, which had been lost.
wls restored after using one bottle . I
have found the Balm the only satisfactory
remedy for catarrh, and it has effected a
cure in my case. H. L. Myer, Waverly,
Miss Flora A. Jones, South Bend, lad.
Purchased a bottle of our "blushes"
of Arend. cor. of Fifth ave. and Madison
st. I find it delightful. Will gladly rec
ommend it to others. Yours respectfully,
Fred M. Roberts.
With Marshall Field & Co., Chicago, 111.
Mr. Roberts is not the only one who
finds "Blush of Roses" delightful, as
many ladies and gentlemen can testify,
who have purchased it from T. H.Thomas.
Tta Excellent Qualities
Commend to public approval the Cali
fornia liquid firuit remedy Syrup of Fig9.
It is pleasing to tbe eye, and tc the taste
nd by acting eeutiy on tbe kidneys, liver
and bowels it creanses the system effect
ually, therebv promoting the health and
comfort c. " w)ir v.ne t
Miles Nerve and liver Fills.
Act on anew principle regulating the
liver, stomach and bowels through the
nerves. A new discovery. Dr. Miles'
Pills speedily cure billiousness, bad taste,
torpid liver, piles, constipation. Un
equalled for men, women, children.
Smallest, mildest, surest! SO doses 25
cents. Samples free at Hartz & Babn
Rugs at Clemann & Salzmann.s.
THE NEXT MORNING I PEEL BRIGHT AND
NEW AND MV COMPLEXION IS BETTER.
My doctor says K acta gently on the stomach, liver
and kidney and isa pleasant laxative. This drink
is made from herns, and is prepared forasc aa easily
as tea. Itlscalled
Allch-ujnristsssU Uat Mb. and arm per
uy one to-day. Lane's Family Medlrir
ne bowels each day In order to be nea
Good all the time. It removes
tVi lano-Tinr nf rnnmincr. SUS-
"t- o i
tains tne energies oi noun, iuus
( 1 the weariness of night. f
1 delicious, sparkling, appetizing. 1
' ! Don't be deceived if a dealer, for the take j (
( ' of larger profit, tells you some other kind '
I is "just as good" 'tis false. No imitation ( I
k is ss good as th genuine HxV. . j
Easily and Speedily Btgainod by using
This genuine Turkish liemedy positively eures
Nervousness, Wakef tineas. Evil Dreams, lassi
tude.. Fain In tbe Back. Vital Exhaustion, and
all diseases caused by Errors of Youth or Ex.
oesses. It is convergent to carry and easy to
use. Price 1.0J per box, or 6 for 5.00. A writ
ten guarantee to cure, or money refunded, given
with each .00 Older. If the druggist too ask
1 1 i-ri i.: t. t 1 1 i 1. .. . i. .....
iui nauxa n .uiubu in. uraw uu, iudlu,
don't let him fool you with his oily tongue and
sell you something else instead, but aend prtoe
to ua and we will forward to you by mall, In
plain, unmarked package. We also treat pa
tients by mail. Address TEE HAZZABAK
MEDICINE CO., iOO South Sangamon Street
vmoago, xii. -
NO PAY UNTIL CURED.
Nooperaton. No pain. No danger. No
detention from buninats.
PILES CURE" without pain, use of knife or
cautery no aneetnstic co detention from nusi
DR. A. L. DE S0UCHET
Tbe Bnpture Specialist, of Chicago, or his asso
ciate win oe at
" HARPER HOUSE'
Every MONDAY and TUESDAY
References: A. E. Britton, 4055 Armour avenue.
Cbiragj; -Seo. M. Bennett. 3208 Illinois avenue,
Chicago: Vim. chindler, Mishswaka. Ind.: Dr
Sweetland, Highland Park, 111.; II. G. Eddy
-ALL KINDS OT-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furnishing al. kinds
of Stores with Castings at 8 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
is been added where all kinds of machine
work will be done first -class.
NINTH 8T. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS.. Propts.
Parlor . . . .
We are now ready to serve
you with a delicious dish of
cream. Orders for parties
promptly pttended to.
2223 Fourth Ave.
TH V. MOLINE
STATE SAVINGS BANK.
Office Corner Fifteenth street and Third Ave,
Succeeds the Moline Savings Bank. Organised 1869
5 PEE CENT. INTEREST PAID OS DEPOSITS.
Organised under State Laws.
Open from 9 a. m. to S p. m., and Wednesday and
Saturday nights from 7 to 8. -Porter
Fkikbir, - . President
H. A. aistsworth, - - Vice-President
C. F. Hiuxwu, - - - Cashier
Porter Skinner, 8. W. Wheelock,
C. A. Rose, H . A. Atnsworth,
6. H. Edwards, W. H. Adams,
Andrew Friberr, C. F. Hsmenway,
Illra-n Darling. .
Or tbe Unr HaMt, Pwltlvelv rared
'"T ---' r'-sr Pr Hlsnw' ,
It is manufactured as a powder, which can be given
In a alaas of beer, a oup of coffee or tea, or .n foda.
without the kaowleda-e of the patient. It is absolutely
harmless, and will effect a permanent and speedy
cure, whether the patient la a moderate drinker or
an aleoholin wreek. It baa been given in thousands
of eases, and In every instance iei twt nure has lol
lowed. It sever Falls. Thesystem onee tmpree-nat
sd with tbe npeeille.it beoomea as utter un possibility
for the Uouot sppetlte to exist.
wOLOEH SPnciFIC CO-, Mnle Proprietors.
- 48 page book of particulars fi ja. To be bad ot
For sale by Marshall Fisher and T. H. Thom
as, dnureivta. . .
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The NATI0rMLHYMN.m WORLD'S Fair
I isl till til IIS UllVt,WV Vai 9 JJ
Has Just received a large invoice of the latest Imported aLd Demotic Sir r.e tT. - v
Suitings, which he is selling at $25.00 and up. Bis line of overcoatirs"csrilo' be , - ?
west of Chicago. A wry floe line of pants, which he Is ecHicg at $0 tf ai.d i;r ( y ' -.
and make j our selection while the stock le complete. l
Stab Block, Opposite Earpkr House.
OLD GUARD HAND-MADE
J. J.. UJA-Ul
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 and 11S3 Fourth avenue. Residence 1119 Fonrtn averse.
Plans and specifications furnished on all classes of work ; also spent e f vTUler't P&tei. Izs:ie
Sliding Blinds, something new, stylish and desirable.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
ANALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will be located on Fifth arenue nd Twenty-third street on or before iugst !
Ad k nds of Cut Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Houses Flower Store- . T. rU"
Oue block north of Central Park, the largest 1- Ia. 804 Brady b.rtet. us , .
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner SeTentee&tb Si, . a KoCK lSi""'
and BeYeaui Arenue, fb-'Hifl
sTTAil kinds of carpenter work a specialty, plans and estimates for all kinds or
furnished oa application.
avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN at.t. DEPARTMENTS.
FOB CATALOGUES ADDRESS
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smuMouiiscaM. or rtund tJ a.0By. Circular tree. gfreet
For sale in Rock inland by Hartz & Bahnsen. 8d A",W zum
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Thy name 1 love
VNhenlthink otthet '
Let music su ell t!-,eh'-.
And blow through ail trT
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Let tired mortals v. ak
Let alt for cleanness sa
J. B. ZIMMER,
Only S2.50 Per Cation
JESLoTrn cfis teller's,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
7y,5 M:-end Avenue
1803 Second Avenue.
Proprietor of the Brady Street