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TILE ARGUS, i FHIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1891.
Pobiifihed Baynd Weekly m iJ4 Second Ava
tue. Rock Inland. 111.
J. W. Potter. -
TBKxn-Dnily. Bfc per month; Weekly. $$.00
Ail communications of a aritical or argumenta
lvc cli.tmcter. io)itical or reliiiious. mnt have
real nume attached for publication No uch arti
ttclo will he printed orer fictitious is?natare
Anonymon co nmnnieMioni not noticed.
Corre?i.)(lencc solicited from eTery township
n Kock Islaii'l oonnty.
Friimy. February 13 tSftl
Senator Cockhezl of Missouri, is said
to be the only mn wlo h8 ever had the
audacity to smoke a pie within the
acred confines of the senate.
The house of ti e Nebraska legislature
still refuses to recognize Mr. Boyd as gov2
ernor; but as the bill, recently passed,
making an appropriation for legislative
expenses cannot become a law without
his signature, and as the members cannot
draw thnr salary uojess it becomes a law,
the chances are fair that it soon will recog
nize tim. Necessity will compel it to
abandon its position.
The Minneapolis Tribune protests
agaiast the Minnesota statute which fixes
the "age of consent" at ten years. It de
clares that the present legislature should
raise the aije to fifteen, and appropriately
adds: "The idea of a child of ten being
legally supposed to possess sufficient dis
cretion to consent to her own dishonor
and thus relieve her seducer frcra prose
cation un!er a criminal charge, is abhor
rent to k intc.lizcnt and rightiuinded
B. F. Wright, "the father of prohibi
tion in Iowa." was in Des Moines the
other day. nd while there told the Leader
that the Um of which he is such a con
ipicuous champion would be the' sole
issue in tic next state campaign. The
republican purty, he said, would not only
pronojtce in favor of the maintenance
of tbe law but also in favor of such ad
ditional legi-lntion as m'ght be necessary
fo render it thoroughly effective. The
Dubuque Teltgraph says if Mr. Wright
be a true prophet, then will the republi
can party of Iowa receive the wallopicg
it has so long deserved. Indeed, it will
bt walloped anjway. No declaration it
may mike on the prohibition or any
ether question will avail to save it It
las too loDg outlived its usefulness, and
must perforce take its proper place tm-mg
ae things tjat were.
Tbe death of Congressman James Phe
Jan of the Memphis district, Tennessee,
who died at Nassau cn the 30th ult.
makes the eleventh vacancy in tbe pres
ent congress by death. The list is as fol
lows: James N. Burnes, Missouri, Jan.
U, 13S9; R. W. Townshend. Illinois,
March 9. 1839; Edward J. Gay.Louisiana,
May CO. 1899; James Laird, Nebraska,
Aug. 17, 13S9- S, S. Cox. Nw York.
Sept. 10. 1S99; William D. Kelley. Fenn-jj'-ranU.
Feb. 24. 1390; David Wilbcr,
Jew York, April 1, 1890; Samuel J. Ran
dall. Pennsylvania, April 13, 1890; James
P. Walker. Missouri. July 19, 1390; L. F.
Watson, Pennsylvania, Aug. 25, 1890;
Jaits Phelan. Tennessee. Jan. 30. 1891;
This is the largest dea'.h roll of any con-
reFS since the organization of the govern
ment. ThB Faithful lOl.
A democratic convention held at Shaw
aeetown on Monday adopted the follow
Resolved, That the democracy of Gal
latin county, assembled in mass conven
tion, icdor e the honorable action of the
101 democrats in the Illinois legislature,
in standing firm for that gallant man,
John M. Palmer, for L'nited States sena
tor, and would further recommend that
they stand by him until he is elected-
The democratic central committee of
Pike county a'so voices the sentiments of
, the people cf the state as follows:
Resolved, That the democracy of Pike
county, through its central committe in
executive session assembled, sends greet
ings and most heartily endorses the course
of their representatives id standing so
firin'y by the statesman and grand old
hero, Gov. Palmer, and recommends that
they persist until his election shall be se
cured, or their legislative terms expire.
To th's the S'.ate Register adds that
tbe faithful 101 will be fully endorsed in
their noble stand againt the caucus auc
tion system or choosing United States
senators, and in battling for the principle
of their election by the people. There is
but one feeling prevailing in the rank9 of
the people who gave Gen. Palmer 30.000
majority on the 4th of November last,
and that is they will stand by him until
he 19 elected.
No Cause for Worry.
"Anil is thre anything you ever did
.that you are really sorry f orV' asked the
pood brother who had come in to pre
pare the dying man for the last great
change. "Is there anything you'd like
to free your mind of before you go?"
"Yes." feebly murmured the dying
man, "there is one thing that weighs
upon my soul, one thing which I must
confess and relieve my conscience of s
terrible load. In Bhoveling oil my side
walk many years ago I fear that I drew
the line further than I'd ought to, bo
that I shoveled off two or three inches of
my neighbor's walk. Do you think it
will be forgiven me?"
Good Brother You needn't worry.
NobodjTl ever before it of you. Bos
ton TranBcript. '. '" - '- . -
ANOTHER TARIFF TRUST.
THE TABLE GLASSWARE MEN COM
BINE FOR "UNIFORM PRICES."
Reaping the Spoils of McKlnleyism The
Duty Increased by One-Half to Help
Labor Factories to Be Closed to Main
tain Prices Under False Pretenses.
The table glassware industry of the
country is entering upon the enjoyment
of the tariff spoils which McKinley gave
it. Nineteen of the leading establish
ments in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West
Virginia have jost formed a trnst.
ware under the old tariff law was 40 per
cent., and the manufacture of glassware
has developed very rapidly of late years.
It is stated by The New York Oil, Paint
and Drug Reporter that the number of
pots at work in this industry has in
creased 75 per cent, within the past two
years. It also reports that the demand
for glassware has increased so greatly
that manufacturers are not afraid to hold
their goods for an advance in prices,
which is looked for in a short time. The
formation of tho trust will doubtless
cause the advance in prices at an earlier
day than was expected.
In order to make this trust possible
McKinley iucr?;i-:jil the duty on table
glassware to 6,1 p; r cent. The old rate
having been 40 p r cent., the new duty is
an increase of one-irtlt'. If was stated
before MoKinley's c .UTiiittee that only
about $70t).ftiM worrit of gla.-var? is im
ported into tiiis Ci;:: my mim-illy. This
insignificant :;:; -lia :i to domestic
manufacturers '.v-uir-.l to g.-t rid of.
and already a tnit is the ronlt.
In pleading for the increased protection
the manufacturer had much to say about
wages in Germany and in America. One
of the men heard by the McKinley com
mittee in favor of higln-r duties on glass
ware for the benefit of his workmen was
Mr. Gillinder. of Philadelphia, who ad
mitted that our glassware workmen "do
not average over nine months' work in
the year." Mr. Gillinder is a lenevolent
man. He said, "I do not want to see our
well paid labor put on the same footing
with those who are said to get meat only
once a week."
Mr. Gillinder knew all about German
wag-s by report. Ent in pleading for
higher protection on glassware, in order
that he might pay his men better wages,
he made one damaging admission, a the
following extract from his testimony
Mr. Flower Some statement has been
made as to the efficiency of the German
Mr. Gillinder I have not bfn in Ger
many myself, but my brother visited
there, and was very much astonished by
the skill and quickness displayed by the
German glass blowers.
Mr. McMillin Does not j our compe
tition come more from Germany, where
they have a protective tariff, than from
England, where they have not?
Mr. Gillinder I think that is true.
The reason for that is that labor in Eng
land is as two to one in Germany.
Where a workman gets $12 in England
he crets 0 in Germany.
Mr. McMillin And yet Germany is
protected and England is not.
Free trade England pays its glass
workers twice as much as Germany,
which has a protective duty on glassware
ranging -us high as $3.50 per 100 ponnds.
and yet the sanguine Mr. Gillinder ven
tured to ask for higher duties in Ix-half
Weil, he got his higher duties and
what is the result? Nobody has heard
anything of increased wages for glass
ware workers. On the contrary, one
part of the programme of this new Mc
Kinley trust is to shnt down some of the
factories whenever prices are not satis
factory. "If at any time business le
dull at one of the factories," says this
press dispatch from Pittsburg, "that
plant will close down and its orders be
transferred to other factories. Should
general dullness ensue the trust will
operate only as many factories as are
But what will become of the labor, in
behalf of which such fervent appeals
were made before McKinley? This dis
patch states that the nineteen factories
in the trust employ over 8,tJUD hands.
When "general dullness" ensues and a
number of these hands are thrown out
of employment it will be difficult to per
suade them that the McKinley duties
were not secured under false pretences
of love for lalor. Ilowever, the manu
facturers will get what they were work
ing for. The dispatch says, "It is ex
pected that this arrangement will bring
about uniform prices." In other words,
prices will be higher, labor will jwrtly
lose err.X'loyinent. the consumer will foot
the extra bills and McKinleyism and
humbuggery will reign supreme.
The protectionists are fond of citing
the development of the glassware in
dustry as one of the proofs of the benefi
cent effects of protection, and they
claim, too, that the rise of the rate of
wages in this industry is also due to
protection. In his "Recent Economic
Changes" David A. Wells, the greatest
economic writer of America, makes some
remarks which well exposes the hollow
ness of this pretension. He lays dowl
the general principle that, "whiie an in
creasing cost of labor has been the great
est stimulant to the invention and intro
duction of labor saving machinery, labor
commands a better price than it was
able to do when similar results were ef
fected by more imperfect and less eco
nomical methods." Then he goes on:
"Perhaps the most remarkable illustra
tion of this is to lie found in the ex
perience of the American manufacture
of flint glass, in which a reduction,
since 1870, of from 70 to 80 per cent, in
the market price of each articles of glas9
table ware us goblets, tumblers, wine
glasses, bowls, lamps and the like, con
sequent upon the adoption of methods
greatly economizing labor and improv
ing quality, has been accompanied by
an increase of from 70 to 100 per cent,
in wges, with a considerable reduction
tnpS hours of labor."
The Decay of the Myth.
When tl e Germans and Dr. Arnold dis
posed of Romulus and liemus and their
nurse, wh was a more genial form of lied
Riilinghot d's grandmother, all fairyland
was iu tL-.nger, and since then the whole
realm of poetic htory has been invaded.
Hawthorne's "Wonder liok" would now
have to bt rewritten, for its wonders have
len redu-ed from poetry to pro.s3. Even
thp f;ii'n;,l Iempriere is left adrift as
doubtful as Herodotus. Tho labors of
Hercules :.re assailed, ami the tea birth of
Venus is no longer certain. The names,
too, are ct angint;. There was a time hen
it was enough to call the queen of Jupiter,
.luno, ami the goi of the sea Neptune.
But it Ls t be antiquated and obsolete net
to adopt the latest court address of Here
The reasons are profuse. They are as
many as t.iose for closing the old "Arabian
Nights ' told as English stories and iub
stituting the more erudite Lane version.
Nobody is safe in relyinii upon the earlier
lossons which wre wholly satisfactory to
his ancestors. What seemed to be the
very ultima ttmle of knowledge a cent
ury ago Ls now but a stage of the "unend
ing, endl-ss qiest." Are our hapless
grandchildren never to know the charm
that we knew in the lovely legends of
mythology- Shall there be no Perseus, no
gardens ol' the Hesperidesf George Will
iam Curtis in Harper's.
here tlie Banana Grows.
h America the banana ia not
t lie place i
f jw a luxury. In fact it takes
if bread and meat and vegetables
large part of the people. Every"
is its banana patch, just as we
indispensable rows of potatoes.
On the is
hmus ot Panama the cars spin
covered from base to summit
t he stems
liu!i!ul broad leaved plants,
l clusters of fruit hanging from
just under the leaves. The bu
i looks .somewhat like an im
a liiy. Its stem is made up f
.f the leaves, so sheathed or fKl
1 each other ;.nd hardened ns to
e weight of the ma.vs of foliage
t he bases
It will !
n some localities attain a heiuht
of even t
it bears i'r
of young s
the old st
keep t he v
venty feet. When two years old
lit and then dies, but a number
luKits spring up from the bae f
m, so that it continually renews
the farmer. ho is usually an
negro, lias no trouble, except to
eeds and theoldwitheredtrunk
tains a f:
can be wo
ray from the growing plants,
trunk is of some use, for it co:i
v r almost as soft as silk which
leu into the most exquisite nv.is
ei some ol the dainty India
ire made of this very f.!er.
tie Krdb ia Harper's Younr
rrartioo nml Proachlnij.
The big Methodist I.ok Concern on the
corner of Fifth aven.ie and Twentieth
street i toe headquarters of all tlif clergy
men of th it denomination who visit New
York. Tuey delight in visiting its spa
cious salesrooms and in traveling up in
its elevators. The other day half a dozen
of them made the aseent to the upper re
gions. In the elevator with them was a
prominent lawyer of Rilrimore whom, on
account of his somewhat clerical demean
or, one of them mistook for a fellow crafts
man. "When- do you preach, brother?' said
the parse i, slapping the Baltimore man on
the shoul ler.
"I don't preach, I practice," said he good
"What do you practice?' persisted the
clergy ma i.
"Why, I practice what you preach the
law," said the Haitimore man, as he step
pedfut of the elevator, amid the roars of
laughter from the other preachers. New
York Evening Sen.
Several cornets visible To the naked eye
have tieen seen iu the past score of vears.
There has been no f.dllngi.tT in this re
spect, so far as we know, as compared with
t he avera ,'e twenty year period of the cent
ury thus ."ar. S 'tiu- cr-niets have regularly
awrt.liiinl peri-Mis. tid ike dates of their
return ti the vicit-ity of the eartli are
known. M. -t of the comets, however, aj
ear with n:i warning. Orv' may le sight
ed somewhere r ot her to-niht or to-i;:ur-row
nigl.t. And then again none may
come into plain view wit hi:i the next year
or two. We have ti take t.nr i banrvs in
this resp-ct. Somewhere in the neighbor
hood cf fr i0 comets visible to the naked eye
have been recorded -s appearing since the
beginning of the Christian era. or an aver
age f a 'Hv.it one every four years. St.
!.uis tih be-Democrat.
A Camera I'lurab Level.
For those amateurs who cannot tell nt a
glance whether their camera is level or
not there is now manufactured a small
plumb indicator, which is screwed to the
camera, and which will show whether it is
placed as desired. It consists of a pendant
of flat .s suspended freely by a screw at
the top and always preserving a vertical
position. A point is made on the camera,
so that w ietithe point of the pendant is
oppo-ite tiiis mnrk the camera i- level.
Any ini'c tioiw p.-r-on can easily make one
lor himself. New York Journal.
Senator' IJntl umnce.
Setiatot Faulkner, of West Virginia, is a
man of et raonliria-y endurance. Iu one
cttntpiug!- he sjm-m several weeks in travel-
:ng at nit ht over rough cout.try rocils and
making Mump speeches during the dav.
getting li tie sie. j. He distinguished hiui-
si-.f ia tl.e s: n.-.te by speaking for twelve
hours agi.in.st a bill. His speech was rro
al'ly the huiL'cst continuous effort ever
made in t he .-euar-, .-md was delivered dur
ing an ad night session, but he was on
hand the next d::y as bright and "chipjier"
ua ever. Harper's Weekly.
A Downhill Imitation.
society at Iehigh university has
jcline.l chute from garret to cel
oue of t he walls of t he house, and
Staged collegian is started down
s college career. There is a soft,
sinon at the oottom, ho he ar
ly. All out f breath he is
A sec re;
built an i
this on hi
f ore a creature made up horri-
deformity, and he is made to
hie in hi
lo more thiugs than seven ordi-
would ever live long enough to
-New York Star.
Ilandbt lis vary more than those designed
for public use, jiud are often composed of
brass, si er and even gold. It is a com
mon idea that silver is mixed with other
metals in the casting of bells to mellow
the sound, but this is a mistake; anlarge
quantity if .silver would seriously injure
An artesian well near Albert Let, Minn.,
which spouts both oil and water, often
changes i he programme and sends oat a
stream of small minnows which are wholly
nnlike any known specisaof fish found in
. SpoutaneouB Intrrehanc.
No subject can be f f tuore irnport.viee
and perhaps there $ none in the whole
range of economic science so little studied
as the question of fvl supply. We can
see in statistical tables how many bushels
of wheat were loaded on ships at Messa,
Mid how many were unloaded ut Liverpool.
F.v ry hog that goes into a barrel fir ex
port I. .is Ids obituary, if not his tail, and
t he dist ribut ion i-f lx?ef, butter, eizgs and
nutmegs is fruitfully tabulated. We lead
market reports of prices. F.vcrvtoing in
'hed;'od :-ug.ir, salt and lnre beans.
We b-ar of puts and calis, options and
f uies, and of men making million in
selling wheat they never saw, and corn
that was never yet seen by man or mouse;
but how it route aliout in the economy if
commerce tiiat Kus;aand India will, with
out instructions, grow grain for John Hull
to grim!, r.nd China supply ri -e for the
puddings of Britain and the soups of
France, and the whole matter of inter
change be so t"omplet, and yet ro spon
taneous, that every man who can pay for
his breakfast is sure to get it, and what
ever a nation may neod another has it to
sell, is an economic arrangement with more
complications than a railway time table.-
'KiilUh a She Is Six-It."
I was in one of Hrunswick's schools,
where I picked up the following thrilling
composition written by a 12-year-old girl,
which is one of the best pieces of Knglish
a.s he is "spelt" that I have yet seen: "A
right suite little buoy, thi son of a great
kerual, with a rough around his neck, Hue
up the rode as quick tvs a dear. After a
thyme he stopped at a gun Iioiim; and
wrung tlie liede. His tow hurt h ton and
lie Kneed wrest. He was two tired to r.-7.t
his fatv. pail fuce. A feint mown of p;me
rose from his lips. The ma le w lio herd t he
iieiie was about to pair a pare, but she
t'iiroiigh it dim n and t;ui with id! her mite,
for I ear hergtle-eil would not weight, liiil
V hell she s.w the ii'.tle Wuii ti.-r- stood iti
her aye at I he site. 'J! we jMMr dear! !:
dew yov iye hear! Ale 'Jew iie:;i"--'
'Know,' he said. 'I am leint.' She lx...r
i.isn inn In r arm-, as she atiuht , to a r.i;i
where he mi:e lie quiet, gave hii.i bred ,.r.d
Meet, held a e lit !m ttle under his know-,
watide lu cinder, raoM-d him up wamdv.
gne him a suite drr;. h'n from a viol, t ill
al last he went four:!: .- l.nii :us a j ouag
hear-,." iirisnswick tJ:i. i Time.
A Otiirk r.flrt.
A !::. ling counsel f.r the defend int in
an ac: i ient damag- ca--o, wh re tin; injury
had Iw-eli inca-ioiie 1 by a jet of steam
scaMilig l he i'i:npiai:i.ttit's Iwu k a:.l neck
lis he was d.-iving pat the defend.-. tit's
place, argued to toe jury that the plaintiff
w.is juiitv- of contributor- m-ganee, and
should have h. d;ed up to avoid t he acci
dent. The qukk witted counsel for the
com-I.iimtr.t ret r'e-1. -Oh, no; if he had
looked u;. in-tead of suing for damage lo
the back ol our head we should have had
to charge you for the loss of both eyes."
tan Francisco Argonaut.
4Vlion !- Wiotrr Itrgiii?
What is the exact date of the l-egintiing
According to the nlmanac, it K-gins with
December, but the a-tronomers make it
begin on IVc. 21, whiie if the testimony of
the thermometer, which ought to le worth
something, lx accepted winter has not act
ually come in recent years till sometime
in Januaiy. St. Louis Glolie-lVmocr.-it.
In pr.rt of Si othmd it is a curretit Wdief
that if the water hen, or any other aquatic
bird, bnii'.is i:.-uest high alo-ethe usual
level of the w.;tcr, there wiil 1. more than
the or linarv l i:i of rain, to i :;:-e floods ,;i
the stream i r hu h.
Do Ton Cough!
Don'tdelay. Take Kemp's Sls'iin. the
best cough cure. It will cure your
coughs and colds. It will cure snins in
the chest. It will cure iofiuecz and
bronchitis ard nil diseases pertaining to
tne iung9 because it is a pure balsam
Hold it to the light and see how clear and
thick it is. You will He the excellent
euect aiter lasine tne nm cose, kirsre
hot iks 50s and 1.
When a man goes after a sunken (hip
i is lor divers reasons.
HOW IS YOUR CHILD?
Swift's Specific is the great
developer, of delicate child
ren. It reu'ates the secre
tions; it stimulates the skin to
healthy action, and assists
nature in development.
There is no tonic for child
ren equal to S S- S
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Great Clearing Sale
February 2d to
SPRING STOC EC.
Will c'oe eat a Urge line or Brd Room and Par or Set a( coat, alpoa grctt : ' ' r a
Chair wUl b oM che.
"Do net mie8 this opportunity.
W. S. HOLBROOK,
No. 103, 105 and 107 East Second St.,
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Baxter Banner Cookini' an l Ilcatins Stoves and the GtiDeaco Cooking Stovti.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1508 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. B. ZIMMER,
TIIE WELL KXOWN-
Star Block, Opposite Harpeb Horsz.
hi r.urii!icj tjt tie
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A l.rjrar.d firrr (-tic's thin r-. Tllrtf :o,vl jt:t Jn af-w drf. Wall u J tee :ir.
PRACTICAL HOLIDAY GOODS.
Believing that tveryone. deem it necessary to remember
their friends with a useful Christmas gift, we have selected thi
neatest and largest line of LADIES' and GENT'S
Ooze, Swede Kid, Russian Calf and Plush
la all the modern ftjlcs and thaJe.
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Th! houac hif Jat bi-n rB-td th-oachont and 1. no ia A N 1 romj.tioo. It ! a CM tlat
ft I l?r day h'j tali li-:r4b:e faxi! bolrl.
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MANUFACTURER OF CRACKIRS A5D EISC7ITI- '
Ask jour Grocer for them. Thcj are best.
y8pec!.'.t!a: The Chrlaly "OTHER" 4td the Chrlaty "WATIR."
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Contractors and Builders,
ALL KINDS OF CARPENTER WORK DONE.
General Jobb'jtf done on thort Botlc and iatiafactlon ttracte4.
Office and 8hop 1413 Fourth Arcnue. ROCK ISLAND VLL
Xaaofartarrr of all klada of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Oenti Flna Shoei aipocUity. Repairing acme eea'Jy tad promj'JT.
A hare of yocr paironaxa rtprtrally aoUdtad.
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