Newspaper Page Text
THE ARGUS, MONDAI, OCTOBER 23. 1893.
nQ' only the beat
vide, cement, sand
" ots into the construction
.t. tUey employ only the
" ".. ." -,; ft and p y the best wages;
' ' -iter prices for ttteir v oik
' "less careful comp. titots,
ppt the best contracts;
thc-:r'v. orlc with
,n,red bv the "Old Dutch Pro
',, si.-,w c'orrosio:., and with one
' 'r.ving standard brands :
A NEWSPAPER TRUST.
A PROJECTED COMBINATION
NEW ENGLAND JOURNALS.
.rs thrv .si the Naiinpa' l ead
pernios ot Strictly
t;:e Centra shade.
Iv Pure Kir Lead
j c;.h berr siif.'.cier.t
. kl ,..;c n. w
. ,: L: .- lc. t- t 'ni .'. ; . dors, are?
' "tV.c ...csi :ciia. If crpl. rs in paints
t- fcinp to rrrt. i. v. 1 fry oj
, i ,:,av Sdvc you m.i.y f colli. . : vi.I
'J., vol a pfS'.ai card to do lc.
NATIONAL LEAD CO.,
1 ttrnndwuy, N'
S;ate and riflecntn Streets
acd Ear Specialist
o proprietor rr the .TacknonTillc Eye
Ar"" nl Kar Infirmary, will visit
- T THE
Thursday and Friday,
2. ! 7
i i-;t- i n'c :i a omli.
.s ., .... -:5s ---vp
-t niihteti the tirst oa.-o of
l'.e- tll:it apj'lyS FKEE of
arc. Send word to
u r friend?.
:rt .ittd over 7o0 p!.ticn"s in
i.; Kr ''it; unci over 100 in and atom
-lt;: ;i in free on first trip.
1. 1 1MSS or Sil"lNT EYES in
i ATAlt.V '? 'n two minutes.
t it ii-.or the ivci-ouc innu'c.
lis and wl'd hair. e tc.,
:i; no -v
t i-tir i Ptif
n 1 y curi'ii.
or rt-iin t
I 1 ;;;r.n-' t'vui i, t.c
intvt' operiviioTis 1 pt rf'trm.
a: ;. c :n po home w;:l
i . .... .. - "Tf'.KV'.INNE .for ovor th.'
1 ' of i On. fa. l.ha n:l''l wrali.
. " L'vai.uia'i-1 K.l-. ciiroiiic red .orr
- "' .... r-. i i.troi.;;nt or turnin': in of cyc--
- - of :.ii-!.ryi:i.i; iurt (tear duet i, tu-
'c.'. i I'crpatioii ui eye bali. All tur--.
.-e- of 'Ur o- :un its ne-cs.
A : ., aM cIIIf.'NU.: NASAL l ATAIiim
"La - ! .rnj? 'iirt-d p rnianentiy . Ozama.
I : .Li.or. L.iwkm nnd ppittnii;, t'nlar-red
: - .- uf uice, trauulatei Bore throat,
i . .--(.'..-.
i.'L.'.r N KsS T can cure fiO per rent of these
.iE t. '.i in live minute? if curable. I
:- :..a: v , ,ise in one treatment.
IN EAIi I ran cure
A FroMMMl Combine With a Capital of
10,000,000 Aboutto Be Formed to Con
trot the nuitines Interests of the head
ing 1'apers of New F.nglan,.
The Providence News is informed by
an au hority that has always been con
sidered reliable that another big finan
cial ivojwt is nnder serious considera
tion by a number of capitalists of New
York, Philadelphia and Chicago to se
cure c ontrol and to manage a number of
properties in the New England states
that .ire very valuable and profitable.
bnt v. hich under suc h a consideration as
the one proposed will prove even more
remu ierative and influential by the re
ducti. n of the expense in operating, and
by th - purchase of snpplies in quantities
so larje as to demand great reductions
in th price of material used.
For years it has leen recotmized that
a goo 1 paying newspa-er is one of the
most solid and stable investments that
money can lie put into, and the majority
of the newspapers of the countrv, too
large to be the personal property of sin
gle o-vners, have been managed by stock
Th s consolidation of newspapers nn
der o:ie management is not a particular
ly ne- idea. It has been very successful
on a smaller scale in the west, where the
Scrirps league is widely known as a big
S3nd cate, managing a dozen valuable
It nas one of the dreams of the elder
Eenr ett which a number of years ago
came near to realization. The New York
Herald and The Times.the Chicago Times,
St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Boston
Herald at one time came very near lcing
cont-fdle-d by a syndicate, with the elder
Beni.ett tit its head, but disagreements
arose, and the negotiations came to
TLe enormous earnings of big papers
like the New York Herald, Sun and
World, the Boston Herald and Globe are
the natural results of serious and inde
fatigable efforts extending over a series
ofy.-ars. It is popularly reported that
the income of James Gordon Bennett of
the N"v York Herald from bis paper is
7.")U Oi.ut per annum. The World cloj-ely
follt vs this with over "10(1, mat. while
The Su:i probably makes hall ilia!
amount. The Boston lL-rald i ipKed
to ilivido S:loo.fit.O a year b. tweeii the
owners, while the CtlotK.' pa s ;.! Ji
per .-eiit net (.it SJ.OtiO.oou.
proposeu cnnnne. in.wt vir. i a s
will. New England liewspai". r. and vi u
this is a deal of immense magnitude.
The capitalists alluded to propose to
puri base the leading daily papers in
New England, managing them of course
as individual papers and preserving their
separate autonomies, yet controlling
thei l by a directorate, to whom the
agent or manager in charge of each
pap r shall report directly. It is esti
mated that sl0,000,00 in capital will be
T :e plan is t. purchase these proper
ties by issuing bonds f,.r $5.(i!.M..otn, pre-ferr-'d
tock of o,(iv'(i.KK) and common
stoik of $i,000.0u0, the bonds and the
con men stock to be sold for the pur
cha e motiey. the bonds to carry an 8
per cent guarantee, the preferrd stock
to 1 e a T per cent slock, and the common
to declare whatev r
a per c'eTit savctt w-osia m the aggregate !
amount to an enormous figure, and as j
with paper so with type, presses, ink and
all other materials. In the matter of
distribution of papers in Boston alone an
enormous saving would be made.
By the control of all the newspaper
properties in New England by one con
cern a new era in the collection of news
would at once follow. A system of
leased lines, with operators in the em
ploy of the combine, would be inevitable.
The New .England Associated Press
would either be merged in it or go to the
wall, but this system of leased wires
would bring a saying of such propor
tions as to be absolutely startling and
which is at present impossible by any
one paper. It is expected that expenses
of operation would be reduced fully 25
The plan is not a political one and has
no political significance. The combine
is said to be evenly divided between both
the great political parties: otherwise this
absorption of such paiers would give a
political influence that would be so power
ful that it could not be tolerated. Agents
of the syndicate are now in New Eng
land makinginquiries and investigations.
The successf ul management of the Stand
ard Oil column v, of the bis street car
combines and other trusts seems likely
to be followed by a newspaper trust.
A Big Lobster Found.
There is a lobster farm, or pound, as it
is called, 12 acres in extent at Southport,
Me. This pound is the most successful
on the coast, whence 1,000.000 lobsters
are shipped each year. The pound is
formed by building a solid dam across a
tidewater cove. This dam does not quite
rise to high water mark, but across the
top is placed a fence of iron rods, per
mitting a daily change of water and pre
venting the lobsters from escaping. In
the spring and fall business is most brisk.
When the fishermen bring the lobsters
to the pound, the "fish." as they are
called, are hoist ed to the dam, measured,
and those which are more than 10J
inches long, the le-ral limit.are thrown in.
If a lolr-ter is clever, his life in the pound
may lie long and full of joy. If he is
stupid, he will be fished, out with a drag
seine and packed in a barrel, with a piece
of ice for a pillow, and suit to Boston.
The seine is made of stout twine and is
weighted at the b..tt;.i!i with a heavy
chair.. Along the top i a row of corks,
which !--.i!am the weight t the seine
while the chain urs.'s :, the l.tfoin of
A STRAIGHT SHOT.
Which Made the Consres-tn-in Wish He
Hadn't Asked Ouestion.
The congressman was telling
'"It was on me, once,' he said: "I
had a friend who was dry as a humor
ist, but not always dry as a drinker,
and when he was full he did foolish,
things. One of these was to buy a
jackass for S500, and when he sobered
up and knew what he had done ho
sold him back to the original seller
for S400. Naturally the loss of a hun
dred made him sore and he did not
like to be twitted about it. One day
I saw him on a mule waiting in front
of a store and I spoke to him. He
'was just full enough to be serious."
" 'Hello, I said, and he responded
with a nod.
" 'You are a judge of that sort of
animal you are riding,aren"t you?"
'"I don't know that I am particular
ly so,' he said earnestly.
" 'I thought you were in the busi
ness.' "'No. I ain t.'
' 'Didn't you buy a jack for S500 not
"The crowd that had gathered gig
gled, and he looked more serious than
" 'Yes, I did.'he answered solemnly.
'"What did you do with him?' I
asked, with a wink at the crowd to be
"lie looked at me solemnly.
'I helped elect him to congress,'
he said, without a smile, and the howl
that went up made me seek shelter in
the nearest place that could be found."
Castoria 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 tJiirty years use by
Mill ions of Mothers. Cast oria d est ro j s "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.
nd might be
waii'-e fer a sink
nt oust ef otv. rat-
Lii,EAKs-i ean cure in every case' j titi s the very lowest possible price could
n and lung tkoible en red ,,t,tained, and a very small fraction of
can be cured. ' J --.
At tae l
stock coi. id declar
i'.h idciid and carry ." r
ing th- e
nr ci i.t
to t he sinking
The co.-t of operating wmild be :
ly l educed. Take for example the
ton dailies cr the two big Stiudav i:
Th Herald and Ob die each run trains
out over the roads leading from Bo.-ton
Sui day morning, seven trains each. One
of them could be cut off and a joint train
rur-, saving at least IJ30.000 per year. By
purchasing paper in such immense quan-
No man can afford to have a sick Wife or
Daughter, nor, in such times as these,
A hig Doctor bill. Zoa Phora curea
the gicknees, eaves the bills.
V ' v J
What is the conditio !
nf vours? Is your hair dry, J
Iiarsh, brittle? Does it split ai me eu -- ; - - j
iifeless appearance? Does it fall out wnen combed or
brushed ? Is it full of dandruff ? Does your scalp itch? f
Is it dry or in a heated condition ? Ii these are some of r
your s mptomsbe warnod in time oryou will become bak-.
r-M-nreh. Ku..-i.jlu-e ef the i! eusesof the bair ana ii u f .
rrv ..f liowtotreaihem. -sk.kum "contains neithrrin n cro. -tln" S
1. not a I-ye. but aS-ligl.tfulty c. ..ling r'Joihaifbd S
toe follicles, it Mloiu falUnj A :ir. cures tlandruj awl u'ov. oriu
'"--Keen the scaln clean. M.Jll 5
unci f,frt.t the hair. . . n tn nn() we will forward
If yourdni-reist cannot S'.tPT "Tn" f rt '"T " VlrSjfU ioap, Soc. 'j
pre,,ai l, en ree. iptui j.r.cc. C rower, ..UU per LuttU. , t lur -H.f- v, m
p-,rjur.eior..ou. s-nMWn rf
HE SKOOKUn ROOT HAIR GROWER CO..
'A FAIR FACE MAY PROVE A FOUL BAR
GAIN." MARRY A PLAIN GIRL IF SHE USES
np t he
fed tm i
:; "! ea-t f this n ine v. i'l bring
ters l.iiugh t-.i nil 1 1 ba: i. i. The
.s it veeps along the 1 ' t oi a .-t irs
l"b-t ers, which immediately sdioot
ard i::to the .-hck twine. In tak
m out the lui ii v. ear aw mit-
ough even thtu tiny are often
hi lhe poniid the loiters are
rait herring, men rowing about
and i.itching t tie herring over-Tin-,
is c:dled -"feeding thechick-
ens," and it takes about si.t b.
make a light lanckeeii 1. r the
The Cat In Anei- nt Times.
The cat was so very highly regarded in
England at one time, both as a rat and
mouse catcher, and as an ornament to
society, that we find the following salu
tary law passed ty one ot the princes
"If any o::c- steal or kill a Cat that
guards The l nuces Granery, he is to
forfeit a milch Ewe, its Fleece and
Lamb. Or, as much Wheat as, when
poured upon the cat suspended from its
tail, with the head touching the floor,
would form a heap high enoaght to cover
the tip of the f. inner."
Though the Welh had a high opinion
t'f the cat, the ancient Eirvptians had a
still higher. These intelligent and civ
ilized people treated cats with great dis
tinction. It was a crime to kill them.
and when they died they received a pub
lic burial, at which the people mourned,
having first shaved off their eyebrows as
a token of sorrow. The most prominent
cats were upon death embalmed in dm
and spices, and cat mummies have been
found side by side with those of kings.
When Cambyses, the Persian, attacked
the Egyptian city of Pelusis, he cunning
ly provided his soldiers with cats in
stead of shields. When the host ad'
vauced, the Egyptians retired in confu
sion upon discovering that they would be
unable to do damage to their enemv
without seriously imperiling the lives of
vast numbers of cats. And so the city
was taken easily and without the loss of
blood or of n cat. It cannot be disputed
that the ancient Egyptian cats must have
enjoyed life very much. St. Louis Tost-
I"eonollly In Foot Wear.
The neateft and most economical pos
sible foot-wear is a low cut shoe of
special pattern to be worn with gaiters
to match each dress. This stvle of foot
clothing lias many advantages. The low
shoe is easily aired, and the inner solo
will retain the odors of the feet with the
neatest of persons if not properly aired,
especially when one walks much. The
gaiter breaks the apparent size of a large
foot and forms a very attractive finish
when matched to costumes.
. Skirts rubbing against the front of
high kid boots will wear the seam, while
the lower part remains in perfect condi
tion. Gaiters, ujion the other hand, can
be changed as soon as defaced and worn
with the same boot. Many pretty gaiters
are possible for different occasions and
styles of dress. Jenness Miller Monthly.
Kffect of Music on l'eun.
Walter Savage Laudor introduces Pe
terborough in conversation with Wil
liam Ptnu and makes him applaud Penn
C3"nically, when the latter declares that
there is something in a violin if played
directly that appeareth to make hot
weather cool and cold weather warm
and temperate, not, however, when its
cords have young maidens tied invis
ibly to the end of them, jerking them
up and down in a strange fashion before
one's eyes, and unless one taketh due
caution wafting their hair upon one's
face and bosom, and their very breath,
too, between one's lips if peradventure
one omitteth to shut them bitterly and
hold titrbt.. AInsi-ral fYmrier.
A RELIABLE AND ONE OF THE
BEST KNOWN SPECIALISTS
IN THE UNITED STATES-
Rooms Crowded. Everybody
Satisfied, and Many
" Castoria it an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
good effect upon their children."
Dr. Q. C. Osooon,
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 various quack 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."
Dr. J. F. KiNcnc")S,
" Castoria is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me."
H. A. Archer, M. D.,
Hi So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, W. 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 our
medical supplies what is known as regular
products, yet we are free to confess that thts
merits of Castoria has won us to look with
favor upon it."
United Hospital and Dispsasurt,
Allen C. Smith, Pres.,
The Centaur Company, 77 Murray Street, Mew York City.
SV-'AvYi ,. ..." - ..,(S
I' : .-..'VVt.". - i .
THE MOLINE WAGON,
V - ;::i-r:ij
-: '. .'..- ... -iU" v; J
The Mine Wap Co,,
DR. D. D. REA, Manulacturers oi FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT WAGONS
Surg, on and Specialist
A full and complete line of Platform and other Spring Waeons, especially adapted to tn
Western trade, of superior workmanship acd finltfti Illustrated Price List free on
application, bee the MOLIXil WAtt'JN before purchasing.
Wl.o b.i" c.-e.it'-il pu h a Sv iisa'imi in and rtnnd
t li;c:ill. lv C nil if ii-t':i-e?i tiiat lllinn-i hlf.ed
tl.o n e.liv-.d tr.ilerni y f th.' c tit.try. icul by the
reqtte-t c.f m iny t r:end and pat eut-uu ras de
ciaed to V;t.ii
At the Harper House,
FRIDAY, OCT. 27th.
Returning everv month diuiii the
year, to remain a day.
l"r. Ilea bus been c nnccted with the largest
hospital in the country, and has no superior in
riiH.-no-aini: ard treatiuc oiseasei and defomta-
ties. He will civcfW for any case he catinot tell
the disease, ami where locme.i in five minutes.
He will return to Hook l?land every month to re
Tiinin one liiv.
Treats all curable medical and snrL'ical dis
eases acute aud chronic catarrh, i. incase of the
eve. ear and nose, th'oat ant lui irs. ds spepsia.
iri"hl's disease, diihetes. kidneys, liver, blad
der, chronic female and sexual disease, fc; ilep-
y or tits cured ! A )ontive guarantee:
Vonnti anil tlKldle -A-ied 5len
8'ilTenng fiom spermutorrlioeii and inipnter.ey as
the n salt of self-abuse in youth or caeess in ma
ture years, and other causes, producing some of
lh follow ins itlects. as emissions, n ounes. ue-
l.ilitv. neivousi.es , dizziness, contusion of ideas.
aversion of society, defective memory and sexual
exhanstion, which unfit the victims for business
or tnatria.-e. are permanently cured by remedies
llliiod and fkm ilseaHe.
Svnhillis and erniruaiiotis, ns sore throat.
fallum of the Iiair. pain in the bones, etc., are
nerfertlv eradicated wiirojt usui mercury or
other injuriens crux's (ioR.irrhoea. ir.eet, s.ric-
and all urinsr and kidney trouble si.eein-
lv nireil bv treatment that h-48 never failed. Ho
undertakes no ti. curable cases, but cures thous
ands Kiven up to die. ltemcoiber the date and
rome early, as his rooms are always crowded
wherever he stops.
Correspondence solicited and confidential.
Address Dr. U. D. It E A, Zil Paulina Street
Heating and Ventilating Engineers,
Gas and Steam Fitting,
l complete line ot ripe. Brass Goods, Packing Hose,
Fire Brick Etc. Largest nd best equipped
establishment west of Chicago.
DA Via tJjLUUii. Moline, 111
112, 114 West Seventeenth fit. .
Telephone 1148. RockisianS..
Residence Telerjhone 1169'
and how to attain it.
At last medical work that tells the causes,
describes the effects, points the remedy. This
is scientifically the most valuable, artistically
the most beautiful medical book that has ap
peared forjears; 9J pasjos every page hearing
a half-tone illustration in tints. Some of the
subjects treated arc Nervous Debility, Impo
tency. Sterility, Dsvelopemeut, Varicocele,
The Husband, Those intending Marriage, etc.
Every man who would know thegrind truths,
tha plain facts, the old secrets, and the'new
discoveries of medical se'ence as applied to
married life, aho w.-uli atone for past follies
and avoid future pitfalls, should write for this
wonderful little book. It will be sent free,
uudcrecal. Address the publishers.
Erie Medical Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Everything in the line of spring vehicles, and the
largest assortment of
Harness, Laprobes, Whips, Etc.
Mason's Carriage Works,
East Fourth Street. - DAVENPORT, IOWA.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder.
Ollice and Shop 225 EipjhtccntlrStreet
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
tVAll kinds of Carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimatcsjfor alllkinds of buildings
furnished on application.
Carpenter and Builder,
OFFICE, NO: 2821 SIXTH AVENUE,
8hop on Vine Street BOCK ISLAND, ILL.
fi i J'