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T.HLE ARGUS. MONDAY, MARCH. 0. 1891.
rib)inhed Daily and Weekly at 1694 Second At
one. Rock Inland, 111.
J. W. POTTER.
Tinas-Daily. 80c pet month; Weekly. $3.00
AM communications o a critical or argnmenta
tire character, political or religious, man have
real name attached for publication No inch arti
ttcles will be printed over nctttioos signatures -Anonymoas
communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from erery township
In Rock Island county.
Monday. March 9. 1891.
At the earnest solicitation of my friends, I
hereby announce myself as a candidate for the
once of collector subject to the decision of the
democratic city township convention .
LOU 18 OULWEILKR.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for
the office of collector at the suggestion of
many friends, subject to the decision of the
democratic city township convention .
W. MCK SEVAN.
Palmer's election has been delayed
lorn? enough. It should occur this week
A man from the wild west came into
Chicago recently with $20,000 tewed up
in his tweoty-five cent necktie.
Will the republican representatives at
Springfield continue to disgrace their
party tbi9 week by clinging to Acrobat
The republican machine, through its
mouthpiece, the Union, has given notice
to Mr. Schroeder that he isn't in the may
eralty rce. What's the matter with
Rather strange, isn't it, that about
this time every two years, the Union takes
occasion to rehash Capt. Eoehler's war
record I la there no other valorous re
publican in the city qualified for the city
Wht did the Union withhold its en
dorsement of a mayoralty candidate until
the return of ei-Congressman Gest from
Washington? Because Gest secured a
paltry office for its editor, is it only neces
sary for that gentleman to pull the string
to make the Union bow in humble obe
dience to Lis wishes? It looks that way.
Already it is plain to be seen that
Gest aiid Lia henchmen propose to uicUie
the republican citytownship ticket to the
party. Immediately following the last
congressional election the dictum was
sent forth that no republican who was
not enthusiastically loyal to Brother Gest
would be allowed admission ia the party's
councils or be recognized in a city or
county convention as a candidate for any
office for some time to come. This is the
reason that Gest. Wells, et. a.. ar3 for
McConochie for mayor. Haas for attor
ney and Koehler for clerk.
rower Wages In a "ail Mill.
Here is a dispatch from Bellefonte,
Pa., which has recently appeared in tho
daily papers: "A general 25 per cent, re
duction of wages was agreed to today at
tho nail works, and they will start up at
full capacity ' to-morrow. The works
have been partially shut down for some
This is an interesting statement in
connection with the fact that the nail
making business is one of the highly
protected industries of the country. The
McKinley duty on cut nails of iron or
ateel is one cent per pound (now equal
to more than ort per cent, ad valorem);
on horseshoe nails, four cents; on wrought
iron or steel nails, four cents, and on
wire nails, two to four cents a pound.
A Pennsylvania nail manufacturer is
authority for the statement that our
nail mills have a capacity of 9,000,000
kegs per annum, but that our home con
sumption is only 4,000,000 kegs. Not
withstanding this great development
the iudustry is still treated by the high
tariff AIcKinleyites as an "infant indus
try" and a prohibitory duty now equal
to 50 per cent, ad valorem is levied on
This looks like a wanton piece of tariff
folly when it is remembered that in 1889
we exported 13,400,000 pounds of nails
and spikes and 14,400,000 pounds in 1890,
while our imp-rts are so insignificant
that they are not separately reported.
The largest buyers of these nails are
Mexico, Cbili and Cuba, and it is thus
seen that our nails are able to meet the
competition of the world in neutral mar
kets. The protectionists boast of the nail
industry as a conspicuous example of the
good effects of our high tariff system,
but they should face the music and state
all the facta about the development of
this industry. Some interesting facts
of this kind are stated by David A.
Wells in his "Recent Economic
Changes." He chows that owing to the
great prosperity of the nail business
from 1881 to 1884 many establishments
increased their capacity, and some more
than doubled it. Many new mills were
built east jand west, and the producing
power of the country was nearly doubled,
but consumption increased by only one
fifth. In this way the market was overstock
ed and prices were forced down in some
cases below the cost of production. The
result was that a combination or agree
ment was entered into by the manufact
urers for the purpose of restricting pro
duction; in this way prices were again
in a measure restored.
When tho protectioniBts boast of the
aail industry they should also boast of
the nail trust and the reduction of wages
at Bellefonte, Pa.
The Merchants' Review, of New York,
says that nine-tenths of all the industries
of the country are controlled by com
binations or trusts.
Special March Term, March
Board met pursuant to adjournment.
Present, all the members. Supervisor
Smith presiding. Minutes of yesterday's
proceedings read and approved.
Supervisor Wilson moved the poor farm
committee be instructed to ascertain what
price the 80 acre tract or land belonging
to the estate of John Warnock, deceased,
can be purchased for and report to the
board this afternoon. The yeas and nays
being called resulted as follows: yeas.
Browner. Cralle, Elliott, Pord. Hasson,
Kerr, Naylor, Schneider, Spickler. Wil
son and Woodburn, 11; nays, Burrall,
Carey, Dailey, Prick, Forsyth, Hanna,
Heath, Ilofer, Ludolpb. Lamont, Mont
gomery, Pearsall, 12. Lost.
The committee on poor submitted the
StLnke's Hosp'l.$ 30 00 J A God eh a & Co. 74 00
John Cnrliss Si U.. T Rosborouga . 24 00
Grace Wheelock. 4s 00 LF Keros. ........ 78 00
n- Dln? 10000 Schlenter. . 6 00
Tpllrs A 8wan .... 70 50 Chase A Kff land. 80 00
Verhalsl & Co. . . . 90 75 Marx Kroeger . . . . 68 00
8Melin 15 00 John McGraw.... 1950
T H Klatenhoff .. 8 60 Hall Bros 2518
Oscar Anderson.. 3100 Shaw&McBnrney 24 CO
J 6 wan on Co.. 76 00 Frank L Nott 79 00
CarseACo ft 00 J Shaw Son.... 28 00
ECumpson J38 00 Wm Range 7200
WHCarpent'rA Co 96 Monxon Co 10 00
EdmnBKnoi. . 10 00 Fred Peters. 300
8vea Com'l Union 27 00 C G Johnson & Co 11 00
Geo Herbst S!4 80 RWBntrikin&Co 76 00
5LS.,TK?dU 26 70 PH Peterson.... 88 00
btarCloth g Honse 11 70 Olsene ASundeen 8a 00
fewed h Asa nKr'n 54 00 I, F Cralle 8 CO
Chas Engel 11555 Geo B Browner.. 20 00
MrsA flerfcert... 10 00 Arthur Bnrrall... 1380
Justus Zeis. 900 E B McKown.... 51 65
Geo Schneider ... 1 75 J Mosenf elder .... 1 5 00
WJ?iV.h.!Mon lOOOCSpeidel 39 7d
CPfoh 18 (4) peter Scherer.... 600
C R Wheelan.... 2000 WmRinck 2800
J---: 00 Cha Hangmen.... 87 40
C Schneider 89 U0 W B Barker 19 00
CBernharol 75 00 M Peterson 12 25
HCScbaffer 55 65 B Burrill IIOOO
Kobert Bennett.. 21 00 Win F Schroeder. 21 00
mK"1"1" 24 00 Thos Smart 13 00
WH Bram 18 00 Mrs E Beck I8 60
eJ?"er,- 1800 1. Kramer 1620
J T Shields 12 00 W A Ehleb 13 00
JHLidders 21 00 Carse A Co 4 25
H Tremann A Son 2 00 T H Ellis 52 90
"BPettt. 25 00 Spencer Bros.... I9 60
C H feetdel 38 00 Ctoas J Long 37 00
CVMiningCo . . J6 30 J E Larkln 330)
G F bebmale & Co 7 00 Frank J Young... 5 00
Lewis Weclel... 3 00 Arthur Burrall.. . 7 30
Chas Oswald 23 00
SOUTH BOCK ISLAND.
CBernhardi 14 00 Carse A Co 4 50
C V Mining Co... 1200 W C Mancaer... 4135
D H Koester 17 00 Graham Pap'r Mis 9 00
Hattz A Bahnsen 1 25
James Hasson... 23 45 1.3 Cbrist'n A Co 1600
Wm Dierks 4150
Nrth'n MinA RyCo 39 10 L F Baker A Son 49 60
Mrs A J Johnson. 1500 PK Bowker 4 CO
Mrs KM Mitchel 800 HaD City Coal Co 40 30
Francis Black. 44 00 M rs K M Wilson . . T9C0
Pr War'n Hunter. 6O0OWJ Sw sher.... 1300
WE Carey 10 74
M'CullocliAHealli 14 ad John C Adams ... 4 95
JLUowes 1670 OR8ydnor 119
JohnH Gilmore. 21 55 Jos Huyett... 103O
David Walsh.... 41 0) Wm Goldsmith.. 4 55
ELClow 14 4i Wm Park r.... 27 00
Geo A Wiggins ... 20 00 WmMosher 6 00
Wm Wilson 8 00 Alex Medill 8 61
GErappA Son.. 22 25 Robt Snmerson.. 6 45
8 L Stafford 52 00 James Clegg- . . 8 bh
J E Houston 7 45 Wm Pompaine. 7 60
John Pryce 9 2s O L Edwards.... 4 80
TwomleyALe1s. 8 00 H Raupt 8 25
WB Freek 10 00
GcrhardtCoal Co 500
Mrs A Ellis 800 I. H Trent 18 00
Ran i'ttv fYta) rv a (kit T 171
John Zollinger... 13 00 J H Lowery A Co 4 00
WBoughtonA S'n 23 80 W T Bronehton.. 2 25
James Cozad.... 5 50
JHBrookman.... 8 60 1-arker A Wenks 9 90
Chas A Hayed 1150
Crabtree A Martin 45 19 J H Bendle 5 00
Hinc Bros 3 75 Eliot Bird 13 20
St enhpti Ttrnpr fin tt if ur:.
MG Reynolds... 30 50 Chas K Si.ickler.. 180
The claim of the W.C.T. U. society per Mrs.
M. K Meiagar, of Mollne, the committee would
recommena be rejected.
The bills and claims tiled by the authorities of
Mercer county for care of poor of Mercer county
tllA cnmmiftA rofu. ha.if ... . v. i .. 1 . i .
..w 1.1 uic uuaru wimuui
Gust H. Ford.
Sunervisor Pearaal! mnvi.H in iHnni tho
foreCOinST reDOrt. Snrwrvianr fJlnntonm-
ery moved as an amendment that said re-
purv u recommittea 10 tne committee
With instructions to strike nut all hills nnt
coming within the scope of the rule of
1 l. 1 I . .
me uoaru. ine jea3 ana nays being
called resulted as follnwo- n;u
Elliott, Forsyth. Basson. Heath. Hofer!
T 1 1 , m
uuacipn, Aioniomery and Spickler, 9;
nays, Browner. Carey, Cralle. Ford, Frick,
Hanna, Kerr. Lumont, Naylor, Pearsall.
Schneider. Wilson and WnMh urn IS
The yeas and navs were then oaliori nn
the motion to adont tho rennrt mil .
suited as follows: yeas, Browner. Bur-
mil. arey, rora. u ncK. Hanna, Kerr,
Lamont, Pearsall. Wilson and Woodburn,
11; nays, Cralle, Dailey, Elliott. Forayth,
HassoD. Heath. Hofer T
eomery, Naylor. Schneider and Spickler,
SuoeiTisor Cralle moved to rwnn.iH.,
the vote just taken. Carried.
Supervisor Dailey moved as an amend
ment to strike out the bill of George
nerusi. supervisor Montgomery moved
that the matter be laid on the thlA until
The yeas and nays were then called on
S'Tjervisor Dxilev'a amenilniont and ---
suited as follows: yeas, Dailey. Elliott,
ForsvLh. Heath, flnfer T
gomery and Spickler, 8; nays, Browner,
Burrall, Carey, Cralle. Ford, Frick.
Hanna, Hasson. Kerr, Lamont, Naylor.
Pearsall. Schneider. Wilson and Wood
burn, 15 Amendment lopt.
By request of Supervisors Heath,
Montgomery and Wilson action was de
ferred udou gaid report until afternoon.
The committee to wom was referred the peti
tioners. . Stewart for a ferry f ranch ise to nly
between the ciy of Rork Island. 11 inois. and DaV
enport, Iowa, niude the following report:
'lTiat we would recommend that the prayer of
the petitioner be granted as hereby annexed
W R. Caret,
Gust M Ford,
Supervisor Montgomery moved the
adoption of the foregoing report. By
request of Supervisors Burrall. Ludolpb
and Frick. action was deterred upan said
report uutil afternoon.
- Thecommiitee on abatements submitted
the following majority repoit:
1 he peti ion or Ma er Rosenfleld we reject for
the reason that the r -cords show that he owned the
mortgage the first of May. 1886.
The petition of C. Lofqotst we reject as it is a
matter that should have been attended to beiora
the July meetin? of this board.
The petition olL C. Elliott and 8. M. P Uerson,
we recommend to abate county and special tax on
the assessed valuation of $300 to each of the follow
ing described tracts of land: ot and sett of it
tec. 86, township 16, range 4.
The prtiuon of P. L. Mitchell we refer back to
the boatd tor their action.
W. T. Kirb, 1
L. S. Pbabsall,
Gio. B. Bbowkbb,
Supervisor Wilson submitted the fol
lowing minority report:
That on all petition for abatements presented
to this t oard on account of clerical errors and over
valuation made by assessors and not corrected by
th4 reviewing boards of the various towns or the
board ol supervisors at its regular July meeting
be rejected, as according to supreme court de
cisions of the state of Illinois, the board of super
visors bis no legal right to make any abatements
after the regular Jnly meeting.
The petitioners having good reasons, may go to
the comity court and if their petitions are there
granted the various taxes will all be abated at the
same time. The petitions referred to are those tf
C. Lofquist, L. C. Elliott, G. M. Patterson and P.
L. Mite leU.
Supervisor Hanna moved that the ma
jority report be adopted. Supei visor
Forsyth moved to substitute the minority
report for that of the majority. The
yeas aid nays being called resulted as
follows: yeas, Burrall, Forsyth, Hasson,
Heath. Hofer, Montgomery, Spickler,
Wilson and Woodburn. 9; nay, Browner,
Carey, Cralle, Dailey, Elliott, Ford. Frick.
Hanns, Kerr, Ludolpb, Lamont, Naylor,
Pearsall and Schneider, 14 Lost.
Thereupon the motion to adopt the
majority report was voted upon and car
ried. On motion of Supervisor Hanna the pe
tition of P. L. Mitchell for an abatement
The motion to adopt the report of the
committee on poor, upon which action
was deferred, was then taken up and
voted upon and carried and the report
Supervisor Burrall moved that the bills
from Blercer county be laid on the table.
Supervisor Kerr moved to defer action
upon the bills from Mercer county un.il
the nett meeting of the board. Carried.
Supervisor Burrall moved that the poor
farm committee be instructed to investi
Kate as to whether Rock Island county Is
legally liable for the support of the Weth
erspoon family and John Schubert and
as to v.hether they should be removed to
the poor farm or not. Carried.
The report of the committee on roads
and bridges upon which action was de
ferred until this afternoon was then taken
up for consideration. Supervisor Burrall
moved as an amendment that the board
consult tho states'a attorney as to the
jurisdiction of the county board in grant
ing ferry licenses, within the limits of in
corporated cities or villages. Supervisor
Frick moved as an amendment to the
amendment that the matter be laid over
until tomorrjw morning. Carried. The
following report of the committee on
poor firm Wbs on inoiion received and
CarseACo 1 W H Paris' Sons.... 331 11
McCabe Bros.... 101 78 Pt Byron Lime A. 2 00
Mtist-n'frA Koha : 10 Jnhn Hnss lortl
5 roMer.fcldcr. Jf7 5 W U 11 Dow 76 10
-H W. ndt 6 40 Mrs L Bramer. 68 81
S L Stafford 110 23 Hugh Martin 290
G B KrappA Sons 35 90 James Clegg W80
Wm Mjers 3i 50 Fred Free burg.. 1613
Sears A Johnson. 1 80 Robert Gray is no
TH Tfeomaa 11 65 Twombly A Lew is 53 25
D L Edwards.... 10 H J Stenstrom.... B90
John Pryce 107 40 David Kistow.... 85 00
Wm Pom pari e.. 200 Must Conner.... 645
Emensrffc Henicy. 200 00 Frank Naylor.... 16 20
Geo A Wiggins.. 81 00 BtkerAQousman. 89 03
Stewart t Mon. 36 27 W H H Dow.... 383 85
T L Ki wards.... 9 06 Davis A Co 6170
B 'cker.Cl'kASt'nemi 25 Marshal' A Fisher 14 HO
Geo Waster.... 64 00 Geo M Looaley.. 1440
WF Hartz 33 40 Dr Geo Wiggins. 1100
L. P. Cballk,
The annual report and invoice and a
special report of the committee on poor
farm vere on motion received and placed
THE CURATE'S STCRY.
mornirg at 9 o'clock.
It Disease a Punishment for Sin T
The following advertisement, published
by prominent western patent medicine
bouse would indicate that they regard
disease as a punishment for sin:
"Do you wish to know the quickest
way to cure a severe cold? We will tell
you. To cure a cold quickly, it must be
treated before the coll has become set
tled in tie system. This can always be
done if you choose to, as nature in her
kindness to man gives timely warning
and pLiicly tells you in nature's way,
that as a puoishm6nt for some indiscre
lion, you are to be afflicted with a cold
unless you choose to ward it off by
prompt action. The first ejmptoms of a
cold, in most cases, is a dry, loud cough
and sooezing. The cough is soon fol
lowed by a profuse watery expectoration
and tho sneezing by a profuse watery dis
charge from the nose. In severe cases
there is a thin white coating on the
tongue. What to do? It is only neces
sary to take Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy in double doses every hour. That
will gr-jatly lessen the severity of the cold
and in most cases will effectually counter
act it, and cure what would have been a
severe cold within one or two days time.
Try H and be convinced." 50 cent bot
tles for sale by Harlz & Bahnsen, druggists.
In the pursuit ot tne gooa things of
this world we anticipate too much; we
eat out the heart and sweetness of world
ly pleat ures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the nse
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all clains. It cures dyspepsia, and all
Btomacli, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood j, urifler, a sure cure for ague and
malarUJ disease. Price, 60 cents, of
Hard Coal Market.
$7.7.1 per ton for best anthracite coal,
all sizei, delivered within city limits, 25c
per ton discount for cash. Indiana black
$4. 50 a id Cannel coal $6 per ton delivered,
cartage added on all orders for less than
one tori; carrvins in 25c per ton extra.
E. G. Frazeb.
Tt Was Not in His TJsnal Tela, bat Fat
Here is a choice bit from Jerome K.
Jerome's latest book, "Told After Sup
per." It is the story of a party made up
exclusively of men, and the time is
"We had some more punch and then
the curate told us a story. I could not
make head or tail of the curate's story,
bo I cannot retail it to you. We none
of as could make head or tail of that
story. It was a good story enough, so
far as material went. There seemed to
be an enormous amount of plot, and
enough incident to have made a dozen
novels. I never before heard a story con
taining so much incident, nor dealing
with so many varied characters.
"I should suppose that every human
being our curate had ever known or met,
or even heard of, was brought into that
story. There were simply hundreds of
them. Every five seconds he would in
troduce a completely fresh collection
of characters, accompanied by a brand
new set of incidents.
"This was the sort of story it was:
" 'Well, then my uncle went into the
garden and got his gun, but of course it
wasn't there, and Scroggins said he
didn't believe it.'
" 'Didn't believe what? Who's Scrog
gins? " 'Scroggins! Oh, why, he was the
other man, you know. It was his
" 'What was his wife? What's she
got to do with it?
" 'Why, that's what I'm telling you.
It was she that found the hat. She'd
come up with her cousin to London
her cousin was my sister-in-law, and the
other niece had married a man named
Evans, and Evans, after it was all over,
had taken tho box around to Mr. Jacobs,
because Jacobs' father had seen the man
when he was alive, and when he was
" 'Now look here, never you mind
Evans and the box. What's become of
your uncle and the gun?"
"'The gun! What gun?
" 'Why, the gun your uncle used to
keep in the garden, and that wasn't
there. What did he do with it? Did he
kill any of these people with it any of
these Jacobses and Evanses and Scrog-
gmses ana Josephses? Because if so it
was a good and useful work, and wo
should enjoy hearing abont it.
" 'No oh, no how could he? He had
been built up alive in the wall, you
know, and when Edward TV spoke to the
abbot about it my 6ister said that in her
then state of health she could not and
would not, as it was endancering tlw
child's life. So they christened it Ho
ratio, after her own son, who had been
killed at Waterloo before he was born,
and Lord Napier himself said'
" 'Look here, do yon know what you
are talking about? we asked him at this
"He said no, but he knew it was every
word of it true, because bis aunt had
seen it .herself. Whereupon we covered
him over with the tablecloth and he
went to sleep.
Willing to Oblige.
Mr. John E. Gett at an amateur nra
eicale) What's he singing?
Miss Van Clef "Let Me Like a Sol
Mr. Gett If I had my gun with me
he should be gratified! Puck.
A Well Matched Couple.
A convict at a French penal settle
ment, who was undergoing a life sen
tence, desired to marry a female con
vict, such marriages being of common
occurrence. The governor of the colony
offered no objections, but the priest pro
ceeded to cross-examine the prisoner.
"Did you not marry in France?" he
"And your wife is dead?'
-"Have you any document to show that
she is dead?"
"Then I must decline to marry you.
You must produce some proof that your
wife is dead."
There was a pause, and the bride pros
pective looked anxiously at the would
be groom. Finally he aaid:
"I can prove that my former wife is
"How will you do so?"
"I was Bent here for killing her."
And the bride accepted him notwith
standing. Texas Sif tings.
"There's a time to mourn and time to
dance," and a time for everything; but
at any hour, day or night, winter or sum
mer, Beed or harvest time you can cure a
cold with Dr. Bull's Cough 8rrup.
Highest of all in leavening Power U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
U 1 bT
Great Clearing Sale
February 2d to February 14th,
, TO MAKE ROOM FOR
WIH clooe oat a large lrnc of Bed Iioosa and rr.or Sets at cost, alto a gtrsi Jt .tr f 0i4
Chairs will be sold cfaeap.
t2f"Do not miss thin opportunity.
No. 103, 105 and 107 Eaat Second St.,
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
ZFTTHUEIE'S, ILT-A-ILS, &C,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stoves and the Geneseo Cooking Stoves.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1508 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL
J. B. ZIMMER,
THE WELL KNOWN
Star Blocs, Opposite Harper House.
has porcbated for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A larger and finer trkUaaerr. These roods will arrire In a few dara. WaH sod tt t ii-a
HAVE YOU SEEN THE
SL 5Ba a.
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
The best Men's fine shoe In the city for the price.
STABY, BERGER & SNELL,
Serond and Harrison Sta.
Steam Cracker Bakery,
KAjnrf Acrrxn or cxacxxu aid Bitcvm.
Aak your Grocer for them. They are beet.
tV-8pedaltlH Tha Christy "OTtTX- tad tba Cbrtetj "WATXX."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders
ALL USDS OF OABPXNTZB WORE DONE,
y General J obbtag dona oa abort notice and satisfaction tiaras teed.
Office and Shop 1418 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Foarta areaae BOCK ISUND.0
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
' This house has just ben refltted throogboat and Is now ta A No. I condition. It 1 f 1
per oajr noasv and a desirable family bolcL.
Kannf actarvr of all kinds of
BOOT8 AND SHOES-
t Gents' Ptna Shoe asixdarry. Eepairin(4oM aeatlyandprotBpUT.
. . iiruiiajt respocuBuy sontfteO. . , f
iits o jt . tj.w Ulan!
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDEE