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, THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1892.
bUah4 Dally ud Weekly at ISM Secon4
Aveaaa. Boak Island. 111.
J- W- POTTER,
la Daily :0c prr mntk; Weekly M OO
par iuu; In adranc f 1 JO.
All conmantcatrora of a critical or imiKtU
tiT. character, political or religions But hare
real nasae at ached for publication. He each
nmeJeenUl be printed orer fletiiicoa stgnstnrea.
nnoynona eomnmnicarkras not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from erery township
la Bock Island coaary .
Fbidat. October 28. 1892
OiBATIt BATIOSAh Tlt'Klif
Tor President GROVKB CXKVELAND
Par Vice Praldent....ADLAt BiSTEVEJSSOM
rrGor.mor JOH P. ALTGKLD
yo rvmiiiiwuiM at larre JOHN C. BLACK
rCoofrmmuUltrn.AD8BW I. HVNTE &
For Lieatecaot Uovemor joJtniBuiLL
Vor Secretary of State.. ..WM H H1NRK HH-S
For Treasurer RCFVS N. RAMSEY
For Attorney General .M. T. M ALON KY
For Elector, 11-B Dt J HUSK EY
For Con ess. Uth List TRUMAN PLANTZ
o Member Board of Hqotliaat on,
H. R BAHTLKSOS
For KeartaetUtlTa, Twenty-orat Diat.
jO?nPU H, MULLIGAN
For Stale's Attorney .....at. J. McBNIRY
For Orcnit Clerk... PETkR FKKY
For Coroner WINDOW HOWARD
For Surveyor PETER 1. JOHNSON
Oennany Is a hlejh protective tarlfT ronn
try and axrutrr mnrh lower there than
im free trade rorland. The name U troe
f rrsnre,Aotria. Italy. KMlMilpln
nil high tariff and low wnaje paytna: coon
triMU corn pare J with Kncland. Speaking
generally, w ae are from SO to 40 per cent
Richer In free trade Knlnil than in the
nigh tariff ronnlrlM of rnotlnrntal Korope.
And Kn(ILh ware only beran to trow
hlcher a tartff taxat Ion was reduced under
fre trade thlcaaro Tribune.
Judge Ilea. ti. A. K., for Cleveland.
Quite the moit sensational "flop" in
this campaign of flopping is thet which
lands Judge J. P. Rea, of Minnesota, in
the Cleveland camp. Judge Rea has
ben a "life-long republican" and he Is
one cf the moat iLflaential men in hia
state, but, what ia much more to the
point, be ia an ex-commander-in cbief of
the Grand Army of the Republic and an
oncle for the od soldiers through
out the elate. Bat, still more remark
able. Judge Rea has been converted
on the pension issue, tht bugaboo which
has been supposed to have the power to
drive the most hardy veteran venturing
outeide of the hieh tariff camp back into
the lines. Lest this statement should
"rive some of our Grand Army friends
into spasms we append Judge Rhea's own
worda, as spoken to a St. Paul corres
pondent; "There was so much ta'k in Grand
Army circles on the sur ject of these
pension vetoes that I determined to look
it up for myself. I did so thoroughly,
and the result is that I will show whi I
think of them by voting for Mr. Cve
land. 1 fail to find a single veto that
was not baeed upon principles of right
and iustice, and honor Clevelai d 'or his
upright and manly course. 1 believe
hia sympathies are and always hare t.een,
with the old soldier, and I can prove my
belief in no more convincing w? tbao b?
giving to him the first vote I have tvcr
cast for a democrat."
Of course once the pension miasma is
cleared from his mental vision it is no
wonder that Judge Rea sees the tariff in
its proper light. On that subject we find
him saying, by way cf addition:
"In the ni xt place I am convinced the
republican party is wrong in its tariff
theories and that the country will say so
at the coning election in unmistakable
language, and on tbia account a so I wi'l
cast my vote for the democratic platform
and the man who stands upon it. The
republican party is on the wrong track,
both state atd nationally, and must be
brousbt to a realizirg sense of its posi
tion by a thrashing that will teach it a
lesson. This thrashing will come in two
weeks and then I hope the party will
correct atd purify itself and make itself
worthy the support of all thinking men."
The Chicago Post says:
We leave it to our republican friends
in Minnesota to compute tb effect of
Judge Rea's declaration upon the honest
veteran vote. Tiejudee declares that
he is not alone, but thai many other
good republicans are of hia way of
thinking Indet-d. we have more than
once ot s;rved that, ao far aa the pension
issue ia concerned. Mr. Cleveland's man
agers could scarcely find a better cam
paign document than collec ion of a1!
his pension vetoes, accompanied by a
taiement of the circumstances in each
case. Juf'ge Rea's action seems to con
firm the truth of the e observations.
Educated Working men.
Philadelphia is conceded to have the best
educated workirj(rmen that lire. One of
this city's bricklayers has written articles
on Shakespeare's plays that have been
commended by D. Furness. A carpenter
here is deemed an authority on Horace,
and a man who works in the same shop
with him reads Greek. In a great shoe
factory is employed a man who won a
prize for a New York weekly's leading ar
ticle on the tariff. A local compositor has
written a well known life of Cassar and a
member of the cabinet makers' anion has
translated and edited an edition of Karl
Marx. The granite cotters' strike brought
into prominence a member of their onion
who is an accomplished mathematician.
To be conversant with two or three lan
guages is by no means an unusual thing
for a Philadelphia workingman. Phila
The Old, Old Story Was New to Him.
A child of eight, in one of the city insti
tutions, was much impressed by the story
of the crucifixion and its awfalnesa, and
not understanding the lapse of time, about
a, week after hearing the story, startled
me somewhat by asking, "Say, did you
have anything to do with that fuss about
Jesus f" New York Tribune.
They are not Among the Physi
cians of the State.
AN TJSULT TO THE PROFESSION.
His Inconsistency In the Appointment of
orSurjceoat Cienerwl of the Stat Militia
Ignoring- Military CuUmi and Disci
pline He Goea Outside the Raakt to Rec
ognise Another School of Medicine.
The Journal of the America n Medieal
association, published at Chicago, in iU
issue of July 1ft last, contained the fol
lowing: The Sturgeon General of Illinois.
We beor and read ao much ia these
degenerate days, of the improvement and
degenerate days, of the improvement and
purification of the public service, but it
baa been reserved for the pre.-ent gover
nor of Illinois t? show the estimate
placed upon professional ability and ex
perience by a thorough going politician
The telegraph informs us that a young
graduate of the Hahnemann class of 1887
has been appointed surgeon general by
hi. excellency. Governor Fifer. to fill the
vacancy caused by the death of General
Matthews. The action of the governor
in selecting ttit inexperienced young
person for so important a position ia in
explicable on ordinary grounds, but in
common with many others, we are of the
opinion that tLe governor's eincere desire
to sec ore the finest military medical tal
ent" in the s ate for surgeon general,
will receive at the polls in November
that rebuke at the hands of the profes-
nn which such misdirected action war
The Medical Profession Incensed.
While the old school physicians of the
state, in keeping witb the ethics of the
medical profession, have not given publi
city to their views on this action of the
governor in deliberately rebuking the
Alapathic school of medicine, the prac.i
tioners belonging to that branch of the
profession are without an exception in
censed at the state executive's sction.
They are not indignant because the gov
ernor ha seen fit to recognize an oppo
site school of medicine, but because he
has put himself out. and violated all
rales a to precedent and military custom
and discipline to rebuke the old school
The facts of the case may be briefly
stated: Upon the death of
Dr. Matthews. who was surgeon
general, he should by all the rales of
military usage have been succeeded by
the elevation of a ranking officer. Maj.
Streeter. of Chicago, surgeon of the
First brigade, was by virtue of his rank
eatitled to the succession, but
could not take it. it is under
stood had it been offered him,
which it was not. and next to
him in rank was Maj. Carter, of this city,
surgeon of the Second brigade. The
governor, however, did not look to the
state militia to fill a vacancy in Its ranks
by elevating an enlisted officer who had
risen to a position entitling him to the
post of honor The governor
did not care to promote an old
school physician. He preferred rather to
confer any honors in bis be
stowal n the Homeopathic
branch of the medical pro
fession, and hecce Dr Vincent of
Springfield was named. This is the his
tory of the case, and the indignation on
the part of the old school physicians at
the attitude of the governor of the state
in going out of his way to administer a
slap at the school to which they belong is
a yery natural consequence.
In decide.1 contrast with the governor's
action in this respect is the position as
sumed by bim in the appointment of a
major geceral of ibe state militia. It will
be remembered that two officers of the
militia were candidates for promotion
One was Col. Barckley of Springfield,
and the other was Col. WilMam
Clendenin of Moliae. The former was
appointed by tee governor, who held
that be was obliged in deference to mili
tary practices to eleyate the ranking offi
cer, and that Col. Barkley ranked the
higher of the two, and furthermore that
Moline and this part of the state had all
it was entitlt d to in the appointment of
Col. Hj ilma Kohler, of Molina, to the
exalted position as member of bis staff.
The fact that both Dr. Vincent and Col.
Barkley are from Springfitld is another
evidence of the governor's consistency,
geographically spetkmg, a fact which
incidentally indicates pretty strongly
that that little ring rionn at Springfield
has exerted a powerful influence over his
excellency in all his official acts, to the
total disregard of all other sections of the
state, all rules of military parlance and
all the observances of common courtesy.
In the last legislature Hon. Rufus N.
Ramsay was the recognized leader of the
members of that body who opposed the
encroachment of the trusts and monopo
lies whose agents are bo active at each
recurring session of the general assem
bly. To his leadership ia due the failure
to pass several vicious bills. Largely en
gaged in farming, his interest lies witb
the agricultural classes and his natural
feelings make him the champion of those
who labor with their hands. Broad in
bis views, liberal in his ideas, he is still
a believer in the strict enforce of the law
between man and man and between men
and corporations. As a business man be
has no superior, and will administer the
office of state treasurer in a manner sat
isfactory to the people.
NIGHT IN THE PAEK.
WHEN NEW YORK'S FAMOUS BEAUTY
SPOT IS DESERTED.
The Great Keerentlnn Ground a. It Is
When the Bis; City Sleep Strict Bear
mlatlona Enforced by thn Gray Suited
Central park Is now so thoroughly po
liced that only the cleverest dodger can
get into the park after the closing hour of
midnight and nothing in the way of an
alarm can happen after that hour without
calling from one to ten policemen. Ser
geant and roundsman each make two visits
of inspection to all the posts daring the
night and patrolmen guard the gates and
walk the devious ways of the pleasure
ground. Within two years a patrolman
has been placed in each of the three trans
verse roads now open, and these thorough
fares, once of unsavory reputation, have
become almost as safe by night as by day.
The roundsman who inspects the trans
verse roads by night makes no signal to
the patrolmen, aa the latter are supposed
to be always on post.
The result of all this has been to make
the park a safe place at night, an impor
tant necessity, since Central park is pecu
liar from the fact that it cuts in twain for
two and a half miles a crowded residence
district. The growth of the west side
brought about the opening of the park
until midnight and the patrolling of the
transverse roads. Vehicles may drive
across the park after that hour, but they
may not loiter by the way, and a few per
sons whose business requires them to be
out at all hours of the night hold special
permits to enter and cross the park at any
time. Other persons found entering the
park after midnight and unable to give a
satisfactory reason for their presence are
ruthlessly turned back and ordered out by
the nearest gate. The place is rarely peo
pled in the small hours by any human
creatures save the police and such belated
travelers as may be hurrying through in
Probably no other park in any great city
of the world has fewer crimes or scandals
than Central park, and this is true of the
night as well as the day, though the park
is open to visitors for nineteen hours out
of the twenty-four. Crowds remain in the
park after nightfall in all but the coldest
and Btormiest weather. At midnight the
word is officially passed from bench f
bench that the closing hour has arrived,
and at once a stream of people begins
moving along each path toward the exit?.
By half past 12 the park is almost empty
of visitors. It is easy enough for a man to
conceal himself when the closing hour
comes, but once the crowd is gone it is
difficult for bim to move about or get into
any mischief without attracting attention.
Big as the park is, and intricate as its
mazes are, the faithful oliceman knows
every foot of his beat even after nightfall,
and inspects all its paths. Vagrants sel
dom seek shelter in the park at night, be
cause its dews are dangerous to persons
sleeping in the open air.
The park policeman's suspicion at the
sound of a pistol after night is suicide.
The park is a favorite place for suicides
and night a favorite time, though a man is
more likely perhaps to be able to take his
life undisturbed in Central park by day
than by night. There are all sorts of dis
tractions by day to attract the attention of
the police, but by night the noise of a pis
tol shot is audible almost half the length
of the park, and for quite its breadth. Such
a sound would ordinarily bring a police
man to the spot in from twenty seconds to
( It is usually a quiet watch with the park
police after midnight. From then until 2
o'clock carriages bearing late diners or
theater goers are frequent. Such equip
ages roll by occasionally, even up to 4
o'clock, and an early morning drive through
the park is a favorite amusement with rev
ellers who have during t he ci:iht exhausted
ether forms of amusement. After 2o'clock,
however, the park for the most part settles
down to darkness and silence. There are
Ho night prowling beasts, save predatory
cats, and rarely some genuine wild crea
ture, as raccoon or opossum, which now
and then mysteriously makes its way into
the heart of the city, probably from the
large parks on the outskirts. Few nisjht
birds, save owls, and now and thenawhip
poorwill, are abroad.
The few natural sounds of the park are
intensified in the general silence of the
small hours. The Lipping of waves in the
great reservoir, ordinarily inaudible, is
borne for some yards through the sur
rounding park. The plash of fountains
and the steady downpour of the brook
where it leaps the falls are carried hun
dreds of feet. The movements of elevated
railway trains, which by day attract little
or no attention in the park, may be regis
tered in the mall with absolute certainty
bv any one who may choose to listen.
Tiere are dreamy complainings from the
hilltops near the winter quarter pond,
where peafowl and pigeons are roosting.
The flop of fish in the lake and the sudden
plunge of the muskrats are perhaps the
most frequent sounds. The rumble of be
lated vehicles in the transverse roads is
carried for yards beyond the overhanging
greenery of the park.
According to an old tradition there is a
ghost in the ramble. Moonlight upon the
white dogwood in May might easily
strengthen this superstition. The story is
told to each new patrolman along with
that of Hizar's ghost. Hizar. who was
dispossessed when the park was "laid out,
cut his throat on the hill near Ninetieth
street on the west side of the park, and has
since haunted the spot. There are no other
terrors for even the most timid and super
stitious of patrolmen.
The dim light of approaching dawn finds
the police in their gray, woodnianlike uni
form, yawning a little af ier the all night
out and awaiting relief. At 5 o'clock the
park is open to visitors and half an hour
later workinginen bcin to hurry along the
paths, and the police must be on the watch
that nobody takes short cuts, to the dam
age of the sod. This is about the last duty
of the night force, for at 6 o'clock, when
the glint of rapid wheels is seen upon every
drive, and the early sun burning the mist
from the lakes and making mist of the
dew, relief comes, and the sergeant at the
station house turns over to the day officer
a clean blotter, the blank record of an un
eventful night. New York Sun.
t An Ingenioaa Woman.
"My wife is the most ingenious woman
who ever lived," said Jones.
"I believe you." said Smith politely.
"But you don't know why you believe
me," intimated Jones.
"To tell you the truth, I don't," frankly
replied Smith, looking bored.
"Well, I'll teil you. We've been married
twelve years and have lived in the same
house all the time, and this morning she
fojnd a new place to hide my slippers."
And Smith was paralyzed with admira
tion. London Tit-Bits.
hikes child birth east.
Col vin, La, Dec 8, 1886. My wife osedl
XOTHEB'8 TBXKKO before her third
confinement, and says she would not be
without it for hundreds of dollar.
Sent by express oa receipt of price, f L50 per bot
tle. Book "To Mothers" mailed free.
BrtADriEUD tEQULATOrr CO,
rea aata av u aua.Ta. MTLAMT A, OA.
OLD tT Ha T SabBISB
Miss Anna Anderson
A Lady of Moline, Illinois, who
Visited a Davenport Insti
tution. An Interview with Her Regarding Her
Treatment There A Hearty and En
Miss Anna Aodvraon, of Molire. HI., came to
Daver port seme two moo the aeo and opplled to
the Scott Mtdici Institute for treatment. She
said that tbe hid t'-ffered from CLronlc Catarrh
for ome clht jetr.
A re; orter l.o It.t rvlt-w.d MI. Anderson a
few dT9 mgo wa r eeived cordially and glren a
plea.ant iLtertiew. tbe subatance of wbice la as
MIM . 4 i.SDk it o ,
1801 Second Avenue, Moline, 111.
"Tatarrh almoft wrecked inr "tboleey.tcm. Un
til iatelj I bare b-cn .ck fur the part ell or tL bt
veare abd took treatment from a number or pr.y
eiciai.e withon! reiit-f . The dera-e ha nrh a
taolJ on my eystem that !t bad eaten a hole through
my ra'aie. my l o-e wo M clop op. I bad a r.evv
dieb'j.- of muo o lno tro U violent tiead
erhe. ronrinir nolrca In my ars rak ee and
mr tbroat i" ore an piimd me when 1 wal
1' wed. My .lomacb v.sonl of ord r and food
Giet reeled me.
"I could not sleeii at i(ftt and I beratte rer
vorj. A boot two n in'h- a :o I !ared try?e!f no
der treatm. nt a' the Sc tt Medical Inetimte. To
day I can truthfully y I ao. cired of ail my
"My ear noee an tbroat are all right. I am
free from all my former yn,i,tomi I eat well
and my food agrees with tue. I eep soundly all
TREATKEK1 BT MAIL.
To the Pt Btic: The rMtm of mi l treatment
pur-ecu by !cott M dical n titute ; uaratttes
the ean e ffeet re r ults to tbo-e who deire to
submit their c es trrou. b corre- onrtence a to
thot who come tn p s..t;. Th-lr "quee tion
1 Link.' if piojerly nUtd ut. -aw ill dia?ro- your
case in a thorough way, at. d as medicine are
prompt!, ehipi .d. tbcee livinsr o-t of tbe cit have
tbe ttt.-e lutan age i s Ibuee i o come to tbe cf
tice Write fortbe treatment by mail, medicine free,
and rid yoiir-elf of tbe m.st p inful aid annojing
dire ire in the ca;alo2Lecf human ill.
Fcott Medical iDStitutp,
221 Brady St.. Davenport, Iowa-
OYER AMERICAN EXPRESS CO.
SPEC ALTIE:-Ca arrh and all d eeaees of
the Ey. ar. Ihr at and l.uti'-" Nervous dis
ease min disease, chronic diessea
titlice bouri: 9 to 11 a. m.. 2 to 4 . m , T to 8
Hundreds are going to see him
DK. D. 0. Fi-U'H,
Late Surgeon In the Provident Medical Diapen-
sary of New York.
Who t'ii creat d such a aeneation in and around
( hieagn by curii g ieeasea that almost baffled the
medical fra'ernity of the coun'ry.
Dr Kra"- is Presl-lent of the "ruth Medical
Co . and member of the ! temat onal Assoc'.a ion
of E'pert Specin'is s. He will visit
itlh fa. I Ml. AX
stnni mi ft mnfta . Oct IA 17
Returning every month to remain two day during
Dr. Fruta has been couue ted with tbe largest
hospital in the coun'ry. and haa no superior in
diagnosing at.d treat n diseases and d- fortuities,
lie will eive S50 f r any rase that he can not
tell tbe - Ise e and where located in live min
utes. Be will return to Rock islant every moDtb
tbls yea- to remain to days.
Treat all uralle Medical and Surgieal dieetuet.
arute and chronic catarrh, ditea of I he Bs. Kar
Note. 'Jhraat and Lung: lyttppia, Bright
Ditto. I Ha ete. Kidney. Lire-, t ladder.
Chronic Female and Sexual Liteatet.
Epilep-y o Fits cured. A positive cnarantee.
YOCNO AN'll MIDDLK-AttED MBS
Suffering from spermatorrhea and im potency as
the result of self-abuse in y -uth or ex' e-s In ma
ture yeara a- d otber cases, producing some of the
following effec s as emiston. blotches, debility,
tiervou ness dislnee. c-nfuslon of td aa. aver
sion tn society, defective memory, and sexual ez
hant:on. which nnfit the Ticuima for busit.esa or
' marriage, are permanently cared by remldies not
, Ir larious.
BLOOD AND SKIN DISKASB3.
I Syphi'is and rompl c tions.aa roar tbroat falling
1 or tie hair, pain in tbe bnnea, rupsions etc , are
' are perfectly eradicated w tb out uainz mercury or
.or otber i- jnrioaa drag. Go-, rrhoea. gleet,
' strlc ure auo al' otinsry and kidney roub es are
speedily cured by treatment that has never failed,
j Be undertakes no incurable cases, but cores
tboasanas kiv.n on to die. Rem mber the date
and come early, aa hia m- ma are alwave en wded
wherev. r be Hops tONSULTA 1 ION FEE It.
fpases and correspondence confident , and
treatment sent by express with full dir et ns for
nae, but personal consultation prefetred
lM. I- U. FKITH
W3ie Lake Ave ,1 kiraxa.
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V I I lilt
proffering another brand. "SANTA CLAUS SOAP 1 fc
ft. What we want", have uou dnu mw nn hrwi i I 1 1
It's Just as 3ood thz Grocer said.
nsaMMMviMsf sa U ss Kr-arvxl ti tw M aVlaaWB . a saw a fa saw.
KrUIl uiajtirej viuinj. iArl IA IsLAUO bU.AJT
klhat We want", have uauanu mw nn hnrvi i
certainly fake noolr7r, we use nor but the best,
Atv-I chrvvH ri.krrc Votrrt Y Are non liMn 1-Uy. -t
Patronize Home Industry and Protect the Labor of America'
- MER!CK'S SPOOL COTTON. -
- ' -
It Is Six.Cord Soft Fir Is h. TnU oeaaure. and la equally well adapted for daud sad Kt:u
Sewing. For sale bv
axd Dry Goods Eoces generally.
MERRICK THREAD CO.. 205 Firth Avenue, Chicago
$4.00 per Month for Ten vears
nr Xfi (If! nflr Mnnth fnr RW ipars V
ws ar w awi mi vii 11 i w wi J wui u
Pays Principal and Interest and seeures you
a Deed with Abstract of Title.
ON EACH PLAN. LOCATION 3Sth ST
PRICES WILL BE ADVANCED.
Come early and secure choice locations and lowest prices
JbJUFORD & CxUYER S Addition.
Apply to J. A. Buford or E. H. Guyer.
314 BRADY STREET,
The Fatx and Wintbb Goods are now DAVENP0ET,
In. Bemtmbfr we are rht wing ihe largest arid mc et varied
assortment of Dcmestio and Imported goods in th- three
cities. Suits made to your measure from $20 to $40; Trou
sers made to your measure $5 to $12
s now located at his new shop.
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
STJght Shoes a specialty. Opposite the .'.i
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tea tnarafttfe to mrct nil norvtv.i clit u . miTi a w.
irosor Hrnin INw-r. f lendnrti?. Vkef alnF-, 1 Manhovt.
sittmA. NfrvousiieM. LeJastltude. aUilrainii nnd lnNinf n.wontf i'w
Omnnw in either lex cause I br over exertion, vnnthfui ptm .r iiVl
ute A't tbarca. ODium r stimulants whirl, nvrwtn isa.i t inrim -
turn and Insanity. Put op convenient t- carry in et pot. 5 trr2
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vausu. omvunu lie money, circular tree. aarew.lcrTe (ked i o-, I hi j
For sale in Rock island by Hartz & Bahnsen. 3d Ave. and 20th street
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor etnd Biaildcr.
: Rock Islatf
Office and Skop Corner Seventeenth St. .
end 8e Tenth Arenae, '
HVAII kUds of carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimates for all kinds of nt',
romiaasMt oe aor-Mratinn.
avenport Business College,
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