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THE ARGUS, THUBSPAT; PlSBlUTAHV ltj, j.
CHANCE IS UNFAILING
kUIOST BEYOND HOPE.
W Advised by Friends to try the Specialists of the
Scott Medical Institute the Result.
I'AT. ?. J. BOsTROM,
T40 H. fixii. S-.,Dr.vmp.Tt. la.
iltrv. Mr. Boetrom of N .740 East ixtii strctr, lvcnpoit,
cwa, when called on mai tl e t! (owing statement:
I m a minister and al:taotih avcue to having my name and inaitinn before fh.- public,
Imus My I cm not five Dr. Wilton, of the ?cott Medical Iu;itute too m :ch prn tt in te
rar . to my aw .
'It ww for wee tha". I w.i unahle to fill my pulpit, an 1 a compellea to hive my
ctr.rrhfiipplied by othor Hiinifer?. I firt tiiid patent medic ms tut (teadily g t worse.
I teen visited different phyficianf of t.hi city, hut cn!d put no permanent rel ei. My
diw-ifc a contracted from "Li Grlp;ic," hic i le't me wtli a bid case of Catarrh. My
tmsHt Srt commenced with bcadiu br, pa;n over trie i yef . and a consaiit dlnohar.e of mo
wins .ntn my throat. Tbi dtFi harge pascinc into my ftomacb caused me to have the ordinary
ijmptnnuof Eygpcig'a. My bronchial trouble got so bad that It waa hard to bret.the, and
! would expectorre or conch npla'geqaaa-it'es of thick, Mrm; moconf. Tb is continued
w ',mg that I cot so h',d my neighbore thnicbt I w dyhg-. I was u Id I won d have to "top
prr.h:nc. 1 got no pennauent relief althongh I tried number of reputable physician until
laramencea treatment with Dr. Wili-on, of tde Scott Medical Institute, I commenced to im-f-nvf
from the start and felt decided y better the first wck. 1 am feeling at w2! tow rel
erd:d in my life and I occupy my pnl,.it tvery Sabbath. I car.no! to.i highly recommend
P T:ijnn to any one similarly afflicted."
$500 EE WARD !
We tell the truth This does not
apply to Fakirs."
So Says Dr. Wilson of the Scott Medical Institute.
who offers $500 reward for any testimonial of
the Scott Medical Institute that is not
genuine and what it pur
ports to be.
P 'o hur.dred doll 47 reward wiil bo paid by t)r. Wilson of the Scott Medical institute,
' nv stimoaial that will appear in the future or that has appeared in the past that is
'.:.::nr.'. This offer if good for the nut twenty years. You will seethe advertisements
'-::n; the old-time Hayings, "Tell the Truth." "He who lies will stca'." "He ho steals
'"" "I'K'iih'h:: "c no came !o ton-nalihough.an infant M. I). expects to own
!" It remind u of the old adai'. "The grapes are soar." The advertiser who
r.n-hin . ele to d can wjU djvo'c his titn : to envying his neighbors. Wc wou d like to
":.-n iir reward oflere 1 by aCrm wc hive now licforc our minds. Lit it app ar if you
Consultation Free ! Medicine Fr-e !
Treatment for Children Unexcelled.
Treatment for Adalts Satisfactory,
-ry OurSjstera and fte Convinced that Catarrh is Curable.
Five Dollars A Month.
Bear in mind that we do not only treat and care
Kut wc treat and cure Asthma.
" t treat nod cure Rrnnrhitis.
We treat and cure Rheumatism.
We treat and cure Lung Troubles,
e treat inrt n.o P.ia.kAi ri.fnD.. TX'.. ,i ,. u is
...... u . v. v..Bi turn is i. a i j do, w m.m ouu tuic i.tjh; AaycS,
v.c treat and cure Nervous Diseases. We treat and cure Skin Diseases,
We treat and cure all curable Chronic Diseases.
TREATMENT BY MAIL.
i UCSil Tm YRirian a f-iova an narfttttarl tVioir gstm rf n a 11 . a. a
fluccied quite as well in this way aa they do in their office practice . All who
-we at a distance from the city should write for a symptom blank. You can be
tel at home jim as well aa if you came to the office.
Scott Medical Institute
221 Brady street, - - Davenport, Iowa.
OVER AMERICAN X PRESS JCO.
SPECIALTIES C Arh Va V.. Vu Thpt 1 .nntrm Kmrwmr.m Jl.
fa -,iv,, num, .uavwv, ue, -vivu. ui. vowl, OVID OiBCBiei,
9f.tl f 09 ' a. m., J to 4 p. m., 7 to 8 p. m. On Sundays the office Trill be open
BEHAVIOR OF THE BALL IN A ROU
LETTE WHEEL SHOWS THIS.
Record of 31,374 Spins on a Table at Mont
Carlo The Black Appeared Nine Times ! CUtors wre unable to
Oftener Than the lied After Forty-eight
Is there any reason why a little ivory ball
spun around a roulette wheel, which is pro
vided with thirty-seven little stalls, each of
the same size and number from 0 to 80,
should not fall in the thirtv-sixth evcrv
time? Every one will say at once this ques- !
uonisaoHura. vet, ir it is absurd, can any
one explain why? If at the termination of
one spin the ball has fallen itfto stall No. 36,
why should it not fall there again on the
next spin uh well as into any other particu
lar stall? Chance, you will sav. is ncainst
Thought She Could Draw a 'Will.
Xew York, Feb. 15,-Mrs. Lizzie H.
Perkins had no use for lawyers, and whn
she died in Paris in November, 1811, her :
will was fouu l iu her own handwritinz j
fehe had drawn it unaided. Her estate I
amounted to about 150,000 nearly all in
stocks, bonds end ot her property. The exe-
understand parts of
ill. ,.-;ti i . , . , 1
... nun lumen me instrument over to
a lawyer to direct tbetn in their duties. He
not clear about it and passed it around.
."uNuiiras agreea about it. Up to
this time in one way and another fifty-aix
uave ueconie tnixea up in it.
Ab Eaay Undertaking for The in.
St. Pkteksbcbg, Feb. 15. The Noto
Vremya, of this city, quotes the statement
which appeared in a New York newspaper
to the effect that Russia and France had
agreed to assist the United States in the
event of the United States being attacked
by any foreitrn nower Tt v
it, and you will be right, but probably ays that, while it does not think that anv
. ...,t Si(r n rn.i.Nicwjry j was maae, it is doubtless
reason why that is, it is not an easy mat- fact that.at the conclusion of the treaties
ter to five a proper definition of the word between Russia and France and the United
chance- I States, the two former powers undertook
A record has been published giving the , o abstain from assistant; any onDonent of
mmltu of r,. ..;,.v,. -i.. .1 . ' II . I'..li.j c..... ' 1
j wiu tin, n I ' m n ( rouiCLl 1 v hi iift WPi.
table No. 2 at Monte Carlo. This record
was made up by persons not. connected
with the establishment, and is probably
m'jitrntt It l... :.. .1 r
eight days' play the ball on this particular ' "' They are here llom al1 Prt of the
,ne t-ruival at ew Orleans.
NEW Okleans, Feb. 15. The city is
crowded with visitors to enjoy the carnival
"""p .is spun ol.3i-i times.
tette table two colors are recotrr.ized, black
aad red, and they are etiually distributed
among the thirty-six stalls of the wheel
(excluding the zero), and we should expect
that out of such a tr:';tt number of spins
the red and U.e I. lack should haveappeared
an equal niitr.bcr of times. What actuti'.ly
occurred is graphically represented as fol
lows: Nil in icr of spins. 7-1 black. 15,
S3. red, l.V:.
In other words, after spinning the little
ivory ball around the wheel :Si.o74 co.isecn
Uve times a task which upird the
greater pnrt of e.-ith day for ftirty-ei-l.t
days the black apjitared ju-t nine tin.es
oltttiir lh;.:i ;!.c ': ; uir
tlifTerence between the two colors' for e:xh
day of the fortr eihl va.-i : uml iIm
greatest difference between them on anv
one day was fifty-seven. The g;-catest total
difference U'twern them at anv one time
On therou-i T . lry- -aitnougn ine Chicago fair and
iiisugurauon ceremonies at Washington
' have served to keep many away the attend
ance of strangers is not much smaller than
, usual, and the hotels and boarding houses
j are taxed to their utmost. The streets at
noon yesterday were packed with people
and every gallery along the route was cov
ered with a sea of faces, while the royal
, colors were displayed in every direction.
; The decorations in special cases were of a
' most elaborate character.
Is an I nluiky Uuilriing.
Chicago. Feb 15 Flames broke out last
night in the Owen Electric Belt and Appli
ance company's building, 201 to 3j5 State
street, a few minutes before 12 o'clock.
The building, which also has a wide front
age ou Adams street, being located at the
southeast corner, is occupied by a number
of firms and comnanies and t.h ui.,.fQ
low .1.. -i i . , ' l , . - -
Tn.- iu.li is. iruii ire i .cgi li mug oi me , " ok f iu.iiuo. Jn almost every
forty eight days of which the record was case owners are protected by insurance,
kept the black ai;d the red were never more 'I'he same building burned in ISyl when
than 108 apart, and at the end of the month occupied by Siegel, Cooper & Co.. causing
and a half they were practically even. ! a loss of $1,U00,(KK.
Again, in 31.374 sr.h;s, any first class gam- , .,, ,
bier will tell you, each of the thirty-seven MlriI T- -n?
uumbers (including the zero) should have MA.DIS0'. ito- lo.-The house confirmed
appearetl S47 times. .Felzin his seat yesterday and dismissed
He will not be able to tell you why it ' tne contest of Langenkamp. Bills intro
shouldheso. He will merely say that in ! duced: liciHUi.iCK diplomas of medical
the long run it must 1 so, because it has j practitioners; apprjpriating $100,000 for a
always been so in the past. As a matter of school for feebleminded persons; requiring
fact one nnniber, the 17, appeared precisely j of street railway companies a city license
4 nines, len otner numbers anneared : oi o per cent, ot their
witnin the range from 842 to 852, and 15
other numbers from 34 to 858. So that out
of 87 numbers 26 appeared within 25 of the
correct mathemat ieal average. Of the re
maining numbers C appeared within 50 of
the required 84T, and the other 5 were
somewhat farther out of the way, but the'
greatest error of all was 70. which is pretty i
good considering the nnml-er of spins. If
the record had been compiled after twice
as many spins the error would proliably
have been reduced one-half. i
Suppose that instead of spinning the rou- j
lette ball the keeper of the roulette table
were to employ a human being to call cit
one or other of the thirty-seven numbers j
30,000 times in succession, and were to in- ;
struct him to maintain all the averages of '
inese many cii.uic.i-s wit h approximate ac
curacy, and to do so without employing
any method or regularity detectable by the
keenest scrutiny. Kven suppose thai the
roulette keeper were considerate enough to
allow the human being to use a lend pencil
and paper and whatever ot her mechanical
convenience he might name as well as un
limited lime, he would find the task beyond
his powers, aii.l if he were required to make
all the c.".k illations rapidly and in his head
he would roou give it tip in disgust or be
come a hovviing maniac.
atiu yei cnance cot's it everv ilar in the I
year. And it i!o"s it in such a ivanncr as
to baffle the intelligence of a", who try to
discover tiny method in its work. It per
forms it so as lo neglec t no interest, leave
out no conibiiiaUcti, color, number or se
ries. Chance therefore docs what a hu
man being can never hope to do.
There are many persons, however, who.
to judge by the manner in which they play,
find it difficult to believe that chance is
absolutely ini partial. ou may hear a man
whose opinions or. other subjects you would
receive with respect, grav!y declare, fur
instance, that longer series are encountered
at "Trenteetqnar.uite" than at roulette, or
vice versa. Or, ugain. that there are not so
many lor.g seru-s on xul and even as t lien-
There are tbesuperst it Urns players those
who back the number of their room at the j
hotel, or of the railroad car in which thev '
traveled, or the first number they notice on
entering the saion or some number they
dream of, read of or hear repeated. Hun
dreds do this every day, and it therefore
follows, the odds being only HO to 1 against
each, that several must do so suwesssfully.
But the losers are reticent: only those who
win talk much about it, and thus supersti
tion is kept alive.
Clustering of events is absolutely neces
sary in order to maintain an average. An
average can only be kept up in one or two
ways. I. By perfect regularity. 2. By clus
tering. It is impossible that events over
which we have no control, such as fires,
shipwrecks or railroad accidents, should
take place regularly. If, for instance, you
learned from statistics that the average
number of fires in some large town during
a period of twenty years was thirty-six, to
find that that exact number took place ev
ery year would be more remarkable than
that fewer took place some years and more
Periodicity, then, is very observable on
the gaming table; each number appears
once in thirty-seven times on an average.
but not every thirty-seventh time; there
fore it appears in numbers, more or less
there being no ot her way. Each event dis
plays the same tendency; periodicity is al
ways at work. New York World.
gross receints. xrwl
from waterworks 3 per cent.
Telegrapher in Coulerenee.
l'lTTsUi iiti, Feb. 15 The convention of
Commercial telegraphers of North Ameri
ca was cal led to order yesterday morning
behind closed doors. XI or.? than sixty dele
gates tesponded to the roll call. The ses
sion of the convention was taken up in ex
amination ot cietienuals; apjKiintment of
committees and the address of Supreme
Harsh, Bet ?
Ho," aid a well known fUteftnan, "I fhall
never hclieve that women has the proper judp
rornt a id feme to cant a ballot, or iuter.'ere in
politice, while s':.e is eo weuk-ninded as to pas
sively fufler, tar after year, from difeaC8 pe
culiar to females, when every newspaper she
pick up, tellf of the merits cf Dr. fierce Fa
vorite Prescription. Not to take advantage of
this remedy ia certainly an indication of mental
weaknt ss !"
Thirt is a wroltsome keriel of truth inside
the rough shell of thie ungaHant si-eeco. The
Favorite Prescription" if lnvaluuble in all uter
ine trouble?, iLflimmation, ulceration displace
minte, nervous disorders, prostration, exhaus
tion, or h siena. For run-down, worn-out
women, no more strcLfrthcnir.g tonic or nervine is
t.. A troublesome si
-tjf i caused me to scratch
''Ssfla rocTiths, and Las been
- u-t-tl by a ft w days' use of
siii ti disease
11. II. Wolff, Urper Marlboro, Xd-
on the colors, or perhaps that certain I I vus cure
nbers have a tendency to follow certain ! :- my leg by
liuiltliug a Coal l ire.
There is an art in maLing a coal fire in a
grate. An expert first clears the grate, then
fills it half full of coal, on which is built a
wood fire. The wood ashes on top of the
coal, it is said, prevents its rapid consump
tion, and a fire thus constructed, burning
slowly with a moderate hctt, will last all
day. Philadelphia Ledger.
"What started the broil between you and
"His broilers. They scratched up all my
garden. But I downed "em."
"At Sunday breakfast."' Harper's Bazax.
d scvctal years ago of white swelltr.-
Ufi,,ff tfafgS! anJ blive i:"
i tomsef re ?l0yq! turn of the
Many prominent physicians attended r.ir
.il failed, but S. . S. did the work.
acl W. KiiiKPATRiCK, Johnson City, T't-.a.
Treatise on Ficod and Skin Dis
:ascs mailed fre.
Swxi T Specific Co.,
235 Wis. Street
a.itln-y 'A'l-uuHle, ttu. i it 'loi.-.t
IruK. No CO. 1j. Cin;u!a'"or S"':io.
irrite as above. forSrmun.iu liinnktir.o
Tar wrlari .,c rnivrt"- c.t "7
farcr! i t,i,uu "PiaHhtun t lowev .
rrtm i ma t be most riei.eiitfu. anil unr.n '
CilwICil fail or) on for the hi.nflfcercir.mf.
rpniMT J skpli Bonn na t& t
t-Ihe PtR J DrfUG CO.f Milwaukee. Wtg. '
Onr MUFFPTtOH PVHTNOK tt irlth wfrr hot
MCkKAS. IM lot BT1. rKFVENTS PTKICTUl
Danm .oNOnnn(E and Gl.irrT la tun tusm 1"
yniCK C4 BK Tor l.RUCOItbHffA or W'lTkS.
MioDttii iiHlliUlSTS. Sent torn.- .. jr.-st fhriTIj.
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urm aa v
Ins Persons fiMt.ir
rLlNE 8 GREAT
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Tkt mlK apptlemtioa r " Sw.iWl OunW viUowl
inj tatrrnal MMdleiirc. wttl eorv uit tm wt TtMr. Sl
SMub. aiaimra.rilM.lHk.8m. pUjbIot. BrTMpM.a
T how XUmlK r Mnc nadtn Sold bt drauieu
m .-ni b. Bill far ad S aaaaa yi AMnas, Oa
" eilailr all . fa. mi to. Tasaaarat
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C&storia is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays
feverishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd,
cures Diarrhoea and "Wind Colic Castoria relieves
teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas
toria is the Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend.
"Castoria is an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
good effect upon their children. "
Di. G. C. Osgood,
Castoria is the hes: remedy for children of
which I cm acquainted. I hope the day is tot
fa.- distant when mothers will consider the real
Interest of their children, an 1 use Castoria in
stead of the variousquack nostrums which are
destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium,
morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
apents down their throats, thereby sending
them to premature graves."
Da. J. F. KrccHaxcrE,
" C&Ftoria Is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior toany prescription
known to me."
H. A. Archkk, M. D.,
Hi So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. T,
" Our physicians in the children's depart
ment have spoken hiRhly of their experi
ence in their outside practice with Castoria,
and although we only have among onr
medical supplies what is known as regular
products, yet we are free to confess that tha
merits of Castoria has won us to look with
favor upon it.'
United Hospital and Dispticsakt,
Allen C. Smith, Fret.,
The Centaur Company, 77 Manny Street, New York City.
IXCOBFO&A.TXD TJSDKB TEX STATK LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
BOOK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open 6ail) from a. m. to 4 p. m., aad Satnriay evening! fron 7 to 8 o'clock,
rive per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on PersonaL Co-
lateral, or Real Estate Security
P t. MITCHELL, Pre.. t C. DBNKMANN, Tice-Prea. J. M. BtTPORD, Caihlei
a tltcheu, X. P. Hernolda. F. C. Denkmann. John Crnbanffh. H . P. Hall
au auuicu, a., ounon, a. w. niimi, 4.
jAcaaoa Huaar, Solicitors.
"Began bneinei" Jnly i, 18B0, and occupy the a0nUeat corner of Mitchell k, Lyode't sew
Munro, De-Eue & Anderson,
Successors to John Aster,
Wholesale and Retail Bakers.
226 Market Square.
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
City 'Bus and Express Line.
Telephone Rock Island or Harper Hotels for 'bus or express
wagon and you will receive prompt attention,
TIM3EKLAKE & SPENCER, Props.
R (i. Hudson. M. J. Paekxr.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERST
kinds cf Carpentering promptly " attended to. litimateii
fur3ished when desired.
Shop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth et. Rock Island.
Qavenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ALL DEPARTMENTS
FOR CATALOGUE A.DDRE83
J- C. DUNCAN. Proprietor.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AMD ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
bra-e, bronse and alaminnm, bronwl eaatlng,-,u ehade. rd temt
a e pec laity of brasejmetal nattern mm. v.
6Bor nrOmcWtmiFim avenue, near Ferr, landing. - . aOCK 1SLASD.
J- MAGER, Proprieton
Al1 kinds' of
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' " "- anir7 HUU
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5 1 rA )TTn5
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