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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, APRIL 10. ly:j.
Rock Island Buggy Co.
Phaetons, Surries, Buggies, Spring and Farm Wagons.
It will pay you to call and get our Law Prices
ti -o'j ni Ware rooms on 10th street between let and 2d ve.
Retail Trade especially solicited
Heating and Ventilating Engineers,
Gas and Steam Fitting,
A complete line of Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing Hose
Fire Brick, Etc. Largest and best equipped
establishment west of Chicago.
DAVIS VLWrL Moline, HI. 112. 114 West Seventeenthlst.
Telephone 2053. I Telephone 1148. Rockisiate.
Residence Telethon 1 169
THE MOLINE WAGON,
The Moline Wagon Co.
Manufacturers ol FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT WAGONS
and complete line of Platform and other Spring Wacrra, especially aaapteo to tB
es'.CT trade, of superior workmanship and finish Illustrated i'rice List free on
.urUcation. Sue the MOL1N2 WAuvM before purchasing
231 Twentieth street,
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
Ai" kind of brai8, bronze and aluminum bronze casting, all shades and tempere Mam
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artlsticlworfc.
fcHor jsd OrricE-At lsn First avenue, seaifFerrr landing. . ROCK ISLAND.
J- MAGER, Proprietor:
WM SCHMEIL. JOHN M. FAKIDON, HKSRT A. PARIDON.
SCHMEIL, PARIDON & SON.
Painters and Decorators,
Kalsomining, Paper Hanging, Etc,,
419 Seventeenth Street.
UAIOFICTDHEB OF CB1CCEBS US HISCDIIS,
Ask Your Grocer for Them.
They are Bet.
. -! SPHCL4 LTLES :J
KThe Christy OxmR".and Christy "Wini.
ANOTHER ORIGIN FOR "O. K."
Said to Be a Colonial Corruption of a
San Domingo City.
O. K. is a popular American abbrevia
tion meaning "all right," used not only
in current talk but in serious business,
as in the marking of documents, etc
In early colonial days the best rum
and tobacco were imported from Aux
Cayes, in San Domingo. Hence the best
of anything came to be known locally
as Aux Cayes or O. K. The term did
not, however, pass into general use
until the presidential campaign of
1828, when the very much supposed
illiteracy of Andrew Jackson, the
Democratic candidate, was the stock
in trade of his whig opponents.
Seba Smith, the humorist, writ
ing under the name of "Major
Jack Downing," started the story that
Jackson indorsed his papers O. K.,
under the impression that they formed
the initials of "Oil Korrect." It is not
impossib'e that the general did use
this indorsement and that it was used
by other people also. . Hut Mr. Parton
discovered in the records of the Nash
ville court, of which Jackson was judge
before he became president, numerous
documents indorsed O. R., meaning
order recorded. He urges, therefore,
that it was a record of that court with
some belated business which Major
Downing saw on the desk of the presi
dential candidate. However this may
be, the Democrats in lieu of denying
the charge, adopted the letters O. K.
as a sort of party cry, and fastened
them on their banners.
LOVED THE MAN WHO BEAT HER
Returning to Consciousness Her First
Thought Was of Her Husband.
The clanging bell of the hospital
ambulance had warned the pedes
trians and the street was clear when
the vehicle rattled up to the door of
the big double decker New York tene
ment "Mngsey's done it this time for fair,
doctor!"' shouted one of the crowd
that had gathered on the sidewalk as
the young ambulance surgeon disap
peared in the doorway.
Up two flights and at the back the
doctor found a white-faced old woman
who told him in awed whispers that
she was afraid her son had killed his
"He's a good boy when he's sober,
sir, but it's the drink that makes him
beat her," pleaded the old mother, as
the doctor hurried into the room at
There on a cot under the window
lay the unconscious form of a young
woman, who would have been rather
pretty but for the bruises that her hus
band's fists had left on her pale face.
A quick examination showed that she
was only stunned, and the restorative
which the doctor gave her had almost
"Where's Mugsey, mam?"' she asked
of the old woman almost as soon as
she opened her eyes.
"Here I am," answered a voice from
the fire-escape, and "Mugsey" clam
bered in the window as the disgttsted
doctor hurried out of the door.
It is not always safe to be too confi
dent in your assertions, even to an ig
norant man. for he may get the better
of you in an argument. The truth
was well illustrated in a story told at
a recent conference in England on
technical education in villages. One
speaker, referring to the prevalent ig
norance about common things, said
that he once saw a laborer digging
flints in the chalk, and asked him if he
thought they grew.
'"No," was the reply. "I don't think
about it; I knows they do."
'Then place a flint on your chimney
piece, and see how much it grows in a
"All right, sir, and do you do the
same with a tater and see how much
that grows "'
An Old Venetian Curnirat.
The carnival thr-n lasted :ix months,
and masking was a univerral habit. It
has been said that in tiie beginning
the mask was a token of fraternal con
descension on the part of the rich and
noble toward their inferiors. It leveled
all ranks like the grave, though in a
more agreeable way. Hut this Utop
ian justification of it soon passed out
of date. It became instead the very
best possible vehicle for intrigue and
social corruption. That in effect was
what it was. During carnival time no
one thought of going out of doors ex
cept in disguise. The maid sent on an
errand must first don her mask of
which no doubt, her lover, or lovers,
had the key. The mother with a child
ill her arras, masked both herself and
Of t'oaisj It's a Woman.
"Tho band that roctn the cradle
Is the hand thtt rocks tbc vt; rid."
The m tli-r, sitting beside and rockin; the cra
dle, often airgiag her fad lullaby, may be thus
shaping, us it were, the ,deeuntc8 of nations.
But if ilieeawf , consequent on motherhood, have
borne her down, and t-a, ed her life, how mourn
ful will be ber song- To cheer the mother,
briphtcn hi:r lifj, aud brighten her wing. Dr.
Pierce, of Buffalo, has, after long experience,
compounded a remedy which be has called his
"Favorite Prescription," because ladies preferred
it to all others. He guarantees it to cure Lcrvous
ocfg, neuralclc pains, bearing down pains, irreg
ularities, weakness, or prolapsus, headache,
backache, or any of the ailments of the female
organ?. What he asks is, that the ladies shall
give It a fair trial, and satisfaction is assured.
Money refunded, if it doesu't give satisfaction.
j SAFE INVESTMENTS.
Both Kindt of Ics.
Jn addition to an abundant supply
of pure channel ice, the liock Island
Ice company has arranged to supply
the trade with artificial ice where
puch is wanted. This ice is manu.
factured in Davenport from artesian
water and after Apri 1 the Hock
Island Ice company will be prepared
to furnish it as the exclusive agency
in Rock Island. There will be very
little difference in price, the artificial
article a trifle higher. Telephone
Seven Per Cent Seven Per Cent Seven Per
We have for sale a nice line of tirst
mortgages on Illinois, Nebraska and
South Dakota farms secured on land
worth from two to live times the
amount of loan, which we will sell if
taken at once so that they will net
the investor 7 per cent interest.
Jackson & Hurst.
Attorneys at Law.
Masonic Temple Block.
The Burlington, Cedar Rapids &
Northern railway will sell round trip
excursion tickets from its principal
points to territory coverctf by the
Illinois Central and Yazoo & Mississ
ippi Valley railways, in the states of
Mississippi, Tennessee and Louis
iana, excepting Memphis and New
Orleans, at rate of one fare for the
round trip; tickets to be sold March
13, April, April 10, and May 8, 1893.
These tickets will be good 'for stop
over at all points in the states of
Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana,
excepting at Memphis, Tenn., and
will be good for return passage
30 days from date of sale. For
sates of fair, time of trains and other
information, call on or address any
ticket agent of this company or the
J. E. Hanxegax,
(ion. Tkt. and Pass. Agt.
Cedar Rapids. Iowa.
It is very difficult.
t o convince
a medicine is
met: iu icikc st
is not pvneri-
enced in administering
of Cod Liver Oil. It is
almost as palatable as milk.
No preparation so rapidly
builds up good flesh,
strength and nerve force.
Mothers the world over rely
upon it in all wasting diseases
that children are heir to.
Prepared bjr Scott & Bowne. N. V. All dramriata.
Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance. It is n harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing' Syrups, and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its rnarantce 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.'
Dr. O. C. Osgood,
Castoria is the best remedy for children of
which I am acquainted. I hope the day is not
far distant when mothers will consider the real
interest of their children, and use Castoria in
stead of the variousquack nostrums which are
destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium,
morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats, thereby sending
them to premature graves."
Da. J. F. Kincheloe,
Castoria is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it on superior to any prescription
known to me."
II. A. Archer, M. D.,
Ill So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. T.
" Our physicians in the children's depart
ment have spoken highly 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 tba
merits of Castoria has won us to look with
favor upon it."
United Hospital and Dispemsakt,
Allen C. Smith, Pres.,
LABOR. TIME, MONET
mi rrr i niTTin inn
Use it your own way.
Ii is the bett Soap made
For "V ashing Machlur use.
WARNOCK & RALSTON.
sV'l g RWaw ,iaV? 'JL i-JtJa. is.
Insans Parsons Restore."
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trre day's Ms. Treatise nd trial bottle free to
Fit Datienn. the. Davtnr eatress ehareesora bo when
rtS " evel. Send names. P. O. and cancels rrddrett ai
- -e m:ted to Dn.KL.lNE.OTt Arrh S..Philadlplia.ra.
-en I Tunisia- MMWAMM OF tlHTJtTfNG FtAVDS.
J-Try our brand of SMOKED MEATS.
H. Treman & Sons,
All telephone orders promptly filled. Telephone Ke. 1103. 1700 Third Aye.
First-class Hotel and Restaurant, Market Square,
back of Thomas' drugstore.
LUNCH COUNTER IN CONNECTION.
g5JfGoori Rooms by day or night.
WM. GLASS, Proprietor.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds oi Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and eansiactlon guaranteed.
Offlos svntl Shon 721 Twelfth Street. ROCK ISLAND
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SBOES
Qent'a Fine Shoes a epcciail'. K?ririnc done neatly and promptly.
A share of yonr patronage respectfully solicited. '
181S Second &venu. Rock Island, 111
R G. Hudson. M. J. Pabkkk.
HUDSON & PARKER, :
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
till kind 6 cf Carpentering promptly attended to. Estimates
faraished when desired.
8hop cor. First ave. and Seventeenth at. Rock Island.
GEORGE SCHAFER, Proprietor.
1801 Second Avenne, Corner of Sixteenth Street, - Opposite Harper Theatre.
The choicest Wine. Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Free Lunch Ever Day
Sandwiches Furnished on Short Notice.
City 'Bus and Express Line.
Telephone Rock Island or Harper Hotels for 'bus or express
wagon and you will receive prompt attention,
TIMBERLAKE & SPENCER, Props.
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