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TUjb: AKGUS. THUKSDAY, MARCH. 1891.
Pablitbed Dally ud Weekly M 164 Second At
ae. Kock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter,
TBKits-D&iiy, 50c per month; Weekly. $3.00
All communication of a critical or arrumenta
Vly character, politic! or religions, man bare
ITT hed for publication No uch artt
ttclea will be printed over fictitiooa signatures -Anonrraoas
communication not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every town hip
la Rock Island county.
Thursday. March 19 1891
At the mrnrar artlinitaMnn t-i- i t
hereby announce myself hs b camli'late for the
offlc f rnllertor subject to the decision of the
democratic city township convention
t hrnby announce roywlf as a candidate for
the ot! of coilfetor at the suiffrestton of
many friends, subject to the decision of the
democratic city township convention
IN PROPER LIGHT.
CoL Morrison Tells of Streeter's
Treachery to Him.
A. Merrer Count- Jian tVenld
Have Irc the lea a try hat
Hirreter Been MarefM.fal.
The recent vain and inglorious attempt
of A. J. Streeter to break into the United
States senate, brought to public notice
again his duplicity and treactery to Col.
W. R. Morris -n in 1S35, during the
memorable Morrison-Logan contest. In
1S34 Streeter was elected to the state sen
ate from the Twenty-fourth district by a
fusion of democrats acd greenbackers
upon the district understanding that lie
would vote for the democratic caucus
nominee for United States senator. This
pledge be notoriously vk:ated and the
result was Geo. Logan's election. A few
of Streeter's whilom friends men like
himself devoid cf all political candor or
honesty have claimed that Streeter was
true to Morrison, and that he was ready
to give the Utter bis vote at anytime that
it would have elected him. The facts
failed to support this assertion, however,
and Streeter h8 ever eince been held in
righteous contempt by all good demo
crats. The New York World last wtek
printed the following special from Wash
ington, in which Col. Morrison reitt rates
the traitorous charges against Streeter:
WApiitNroN, llarch 12 A story Las
beea puij'.iLH.i to the effect that the elec
tion of Uen. Palmer to be United States
senator from the state of Illinois is due
to the activity of Mrs. John A. Loean.
The story goes that when the republi
can caucus at Springfield resolved to join
the three independents and vote for
Streeter, some half a dozen republicans,
who were actuated more by their revsr
ence for the memory of John A. Logan
than by any other motives, telegraphed
to Mrs. Lo;an in Washington, asking her
for advice as to how they should act in
the matter. Her advice, of course, was
to permit the election of a democrat,
rather than to vote f jr anybody except a
The story, unfortunately, has for its
bsis the hypothesis that Streeter played
tral,r iw Gn. Logan six years ago.
Col W. R. Morrison, who was Gen. Lo
gan's opponent in that memorable con
test, pciated out this weakness of the
8try in rnr. vrsttion wjlu tne Vorld
"Streeter," siid Col. Morrison, "could
not have been treacherous to Oct.. Lo.
gn at that time, forOao. Logan had no
cUiui u;,u him. Streeter had been
elected to the state senate by democratic
votes against a republican candidate.
The democrats reckoted that be would
alaod with them, but he would not. I
guess he was a candidate for the Unired
States senate himself then, as he still is.
His favorite candidate then was Gen.
John C Black. He would not vote for
e because I was a hard-money man and i
he whs a creenbacker.
"The Illinois legislature at that time
was equally divided, as the democrats
reckoned. There were 102 straight re
publicans and 100 straight democrats.
The two independents. Streeter nri
IIaioCs.v7re elected by democratic votes
over republican onDonents and the Hem.
ocrats calculated upon their votes. But
they aid not ttaoa by us, although in
order to bold Haines we voted to make
him speaker of the house.
'It. is true that Streeter was then, as
he is now. without a uartv a nnlifu l
nondescript and busied himself all the
time in tryintr to make dickers one way
and another. I know this, that neither
Logan nor myself wanted to see the elec
tion po by a dicker. Neither of us
wanted to see an independent elected
Although political opponents we were
personal irientia ana conducted the con
test I.Urelv on DOlitir&l cinnnHa Tf
democrat could not be elected I would us
lief have seen Logan elected as any other
republican or as any independent, and I
believe that Logan did cot want to see
me oeaicn Dy anybody but himself or
some other straight republican.
"In politics I have no consideration for
a man without a party. Mr. Streeter's
nrivate life is unimoearhed. hut in i.nii.
tics he has no party. It is not true, how
ever, mat ne was a traitor to Logan in
288.i. for Logan had do claim upon him
A JL'BILAST DEMOCRAT.
Following i3 a letter from a Mercer
eounty democrat, who states that Street
er's election would have caused him to
move to Canada, so keen would be his
Alei. March 13: J. W. Potter.E-q ,
I have been waiting patiently from da7
to day to ascertain which way He cat
was going to jump in the senatorial con
test. Now I exclaim. "G'orv on high,
John M. Palmer got there Eli!'' I have
taken Tna Akocs over 18 vears and I
was loth to discontinue it, but as
sure as the sun rises in the east and sets
in the west I would have declined taking
it longer had Weasel eye Streeter been
elected to the seuate. Further, I would
have left the state and would go to Can
ada. I will give 95 to any person who
will tell tne Streeter's polities. I wish
people would not slander the hero of New
Orleans by calling the old crow-breeder
"Andrew Jackson" Streeter. When the
g. o. p stooped so low as to vote for the
old traitor it groveled in the dust.
Enclosed find 2 for Thb Aegcs for
another year. -Yours for honesty,
Jxo. H. McBbide.
It is believed that with the aid of the
press even a Chicago detective will be
able to find the misplaced young man
who has fallen heir to a German estate
THc MILL OR THE STORi.
One Girl's Story of Why She Prefers th
City with Less Pay and Frardom.
"LVwtS Cash Xo. 17'.' The writer hal
tast entered one of the large dry goods
itores of Boston during the holiday sales,
A-hen he heard the above cry, and turning
to look at the speaker, a young lady of
years, the recognition was mutual. Less
than a year before she was sewing in a
woolen mill in one of the many mill towns
of New England, in which the writer had
been employed. She was a good sewer and
was paid 11.25 per day, and although she
was an orphan she had a good home, and
paid but 42.50 per week for lxard, which
left her So every week clear.
Now the question came to my mind,
How came she here? And having a ilesire
to hear her story, and there Iteia no chance
to hold a long conversation with her at
that time, she made a date with me for the
next afternoon, which was Sunday, to call
at the house where she was rooming. I
called, and met there two other irls, whom
the introduced to me as her "chunis."
After conversing for some time upon dif
frrvnt subjects I aked her how it was that
1 found her working here in a st.Te in Bos
ton, or if she liked it, and if she crnt more
pay than she rot in the mill. She told roe
the following story, and 1 l.;:ve no ;ou! t
that it is the story of hundreds of store
pirls in all t he large cit ks. She Lad vi.-ited
the city a short time after I had left the
mill, and while in one of the large store
she got the idea she would like to be asales
lady, the work seemed to le so easy aa J
they all dressed so idee.
So, after going back to the mill, she could
not keep her mind on her work. Her mind
was in the city as a saleslady, and at last
he could stand it no longer. So she left
ter position in the mill, left her nice honie
arid came into the c.ty. She applied for a
position as saleslady, and was offc-rwl C-t
Why, how was she going to live on that?
she could not get any kind of board for
less than $3.50 a week. Where were cloth
ing and shoes and itii r tuic;ss necessary
for her to have coming from? Not out of
the other fifty cents that was left. Oh,
that wa i::k- r.f thtir buiness, and if shr
proved conun-tent afier three nivnti.s they
Would give her -S" per week. S',e had a
Utile f.usu-y -ave.l, and l:un l-w t;l; .f c l,.dj
ing for the present, so she would ta'.e it
rather than go back to the mill.
To the question of which was 'ae harder
work, the mill or the store, her an.ver left
no doubt in my mind which was the harder.
In the mill she was treated respectfully,
while in the store she had to put up wi'h
all kinds of "cheap talk"' from many cus
tomers, some of whom were those cheap
kind ol "dudes." To t lie question of why
she did not go hack to the mill, she saidshe
could not, she had got so used to the city
that the quiet life of the mill would not do
for her no.v, but she wished that she had
remaitrvl ia the mill, where she was happy,
instead of coming to the city, and her ad
vice to all mill girls who thought that the
mill life was hard, if they nUbed for a
harder one, come to the citv as n saleslady.
Cataarh cannot Be Ccrtd
with local applications, as they cannot
reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh
ia a blood qr constitutional disease, and
in order to cure it you have to tskeinter
nal remedies. Hall's Catarrh cure is taken
internallr. and acts directly on the blood
end mucocs surfaces. Hali's Catarrh cure
is no quack medicine. It was prescribed
by one of the best physicians in this
country for years, and is a regular pre
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M an takes with his right band and
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more profitable to take with both.
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ilic uicuunery says, "a oaisam is a
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Don'tdelay. Take Kemp's 3alsam, the
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Hold i: to the light and see how clear and
thick it is. You will see the excellent
effect after taking the first dose. Large
ootlles 00c and f 1.
Hard Coal Market.
$7 75 per ton for best anthracite coal,
all sizes, delivered within city limits, 25c
per ton discount Tor cash. Indiana black
?4.50and Cannel coal 86 per ton delivered,
cartage added on all orders for less than
one ton; carrying in 25rc per ton extra.
E. O. Fkazeb .
Comfletea to Beaawood.
The Burlington Route. C-, B. & Q. R.
R.." from Chicago, Peoria and at. Loui
is now completed, and daily passenger
trains are runnine through Lincoln, Neb,
and Custer. S. D.. to Dead wood. Also
to Newcastle, Wyoming. Sleeping cars
to Dead wood.
"A God-send is Ely's Cream Balm. I
had catarrh for three years. Two or
three times a week my nose would bleed.
I thought the sores would never heal-
Your Balm has cured me." Mre. M. A.
Jackson, Portsmouth. N H.
I like mv wife to use Pozsoni'a Com
plexion Powder because it imnmvea her
looks tod ia as fragrant aa violets.
ROMANCE AND REALITY.
TOURGEE'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE
The Serious Problem Presented by the In
creaso In the Army of Women Wage
Workers What Most Be Done to Solve
It Miss Van Etten's Views.
The Hocial movement, or, as it .rs gen
erally t ailed, the labor movement, has
become a favorite topic with novelists
during recent years. The economists and
essayist s no longer have this field all to
themsel ves. Writers of fiction may not,
as a rule, search as far into the dark
caverns of science as the professors, but
many of them get much closer to the
actual life of their times learn more of
tho conditions which exist. So it is not
nr.usual that the background upon which
the novelist tracos the characters of his
Etorj is : more faithful representation of
the social acd economic situation than is
present 1 by the compilers of heavy
veight v ra' istics c. rA complex theories.
A:id 1 really bilievo the former of these
two sclu-ols has done most to turn the
eyes of r adci.s in the right direction.
"Mnrvale Eastman, Christian Social
ist." by Albion W. Toursee, author of
"A Fool's Errand," "Brick3 Without
Straw-,"' itid other well known works,
has jnst been issued in book form.
Many will say that this is the best of fic
tion; contributions on the social ques
tion. Wii'j u shows IovjX-r research
than is apparent i.i "Metzvrott," it is
act open t tho 'bjvctions made to
-Locking Backward."' Fauit is found
with Mr. Zv.'llaniy's book iKvause it goes
so far into d tail.; as to frighuu the tim
id ones, who fear tliey will be turned cut
of their hi nies an 1 have their individu
ality squeezed to dat!i if ever its propo
sitions are adopted. Mr. Tourgee is con
servative in his statements an 1 modest
in his recommendations ia "Jlarvale
With a short extract from the author's
preface, which is cf course his own opin
ion and not charged to one of his charac
ters, 1 will leave the further considera
tion of this interesting story for another
time: "Projecting the future on the lines
of the inin ediate past, and the dullest
mind perce.ves that the concentration of
power by n ason of the control of oppor
tunity musr, in a very brief period, in
crease the rntio cf dependency to an ex
tent never equaled in any civilized
country. Already a new feudalism has
btx-n tL-veloped in which jiowtr is trans
mitted, nut by LluoJ, but by bcqUtftt.
and in which vassalage is secured, not
by an oath of allegiance, but by de
pendency. The barons of wealth are to
day more potent in molding the desti
nies of others than the feudal lords ever
ivere or ever conld be. The strong arm
:s iM'tcnt only as far as the sword can
each: the controller of opportnnity
:ables his vill around the world and
rrapples his dependent by the throat
jven at the antipodes. Feudal strife
reduced the number of lords, but rarely
.ncreased thi privileges of the feuda
tories. In Lke manner competition be
:ween the great lords of production, of
:rade and transportation lessens the
inmlK-r of coi.trolli-rs of opportunity, but
r.Teases the power cf the remainder.
The man who labors fcr him
lelf is a mastc r: ho who is dependent for
pportunitv nron another's will is half
Among th' important and serious
Drobh-ms which confront the promoters
f labors interests is that which deals
iTitli women" s work. So great has lx-en
:he extension of "woman's sphere" in
-ecent years tbat it is now impossible to
ronsider any ltbor question without tak
.ng her into account. It is true she does
act compete directly with man in many
Df the heavier industries where special
physical strength is necessary: but In
putting into the lighter employments
;he displaces him, and be in turn le
:omes a com pe iter with his fellows who
Dccupy these special fields. Wcrking
neu cannot quarrel with the women for
;his; they must live, and as a rule the
p-omen wage w rkers are the daughters,
sisters and wives of tho very men they
It is to the credit of organized work
mgmen, espec ially in this country, that
they seethe sit cation in a proper light.
Instead of attempting to fight the women
workers, most of the unions recognize
:heir right to work where they can, and
endeavor to help them, at the same time
protecting their own interests by de
manding equal pay for equal work with
out regard to sex. That way lies the
inly solution of the question. Public
sentiment must lie brought to bear to
:hat effect, and the women themselves
must le educated up to a point of appre
ciating their labor and of uniting with
:heir brothers in the demand. Much is
oeing done in thi direction by such cour
ageous women as Ida Van Etten, of New
York, but much remains to be done.
In this respect we seem to be in ad
vance of England. There the unions
generally have tot taken the broader
ground, and women workers are not in
frequently called "blacklegs" by the
men into whose callings they have en
tered. The introduction of women into
the London posted See during the strike
of some months ago has caused consider
able excitement ;tnl not a little bitter
Highest of all in Leavening Tower.
r:'r m NV:
feeling ia labor circles on the other side
A the Atlantic In England, aa in this
nntrr, the improvement in machinery
nas been the chief factor in driving
women into the army of wage earners.
The era of machinery is the era of the
woman worker. It ia also the era of re
Recently Miss Van Etten had this to
say on the subject:
Some years ago salesmen, bookkeeperft.clcrka,
itenoRraphcra. typewriters, etc., had aalariea
tufficieat to support them. Now they have not.
Women canio into these occupations took any
:ompensatiou that was offered them, and the
employers, you may be sure, fixed wages at the
'nivest nn&sibta noint. Thpn men'i vi jm m
; reduced. No employer will Rive mr re to a man
than to a woman if he can Ret the latter to do
:be same work satisfactorily. Tho result ha
seen that the wages in many occe.pations havo
been brought down below w hat was considered
the liviug point for men formerly. Women,
generally can afford to take wages which would
lot support a single man, let alone a man with
family, for they have home, and their little
earnings simply become a part of the family
It is hard to get working women to realize
lhat they are committing almost a crime In
iriving their natural protectors and providers
mt of their occupations by aeceptir-g wairc on
ft'hich a man cannot live. They only think of
;hc few dollars to be drawn at the end of the
I a'cek. and do not consider that tho injury will
! -cact upon themselves eventually. I havtmn
! great deal of the condition of working women
I in all branches of trade in this city, and 1 am
compelled to say that, since their tphore has
Ttcmled. they are worse oft even than the
jtrorKing women in jr.aon. nnoui wuom eo
! ai tic h has been written. And the worst of it hi
j :hcy have dragged men down with them to
starvation wages. Unconsciously they have
j combined with the manufacturers, storekeep
ers and others employers to make life harder
for tho workers of both noses.
I Miss Van Etten has made close e nough
ftndy of this subject to qualify her to
speak with intelligence upon it. and to
-earn a strions consideration for her
words. She says: "Organization is tho
..no remedy. Women must recognize
the dignity of lalor and luust go at
it as a life affair. They should or
ganize as extensively and as com
pactly as men do. It is hard to con-
vince them of this, however. There are
few working women's societies in exist
ence at present. Those organized in tho
last year or two have alreadj- accom
plished much good. Their example will,
hope, promote the organization of
others. The condition of the women
rloakmakers has lee-n greatly improved
since I organized them. I have received
in the last few days many requests for
information as to the methods of organi
zation from women in Pittsburg, Cleve
land and other western cities."
i Every labor organization ehould aid
in the good work this brave woman Las
inaugurated. Their own interests de
mand that they should help to educate
the women in the principles of unionism.
I There are cases on record of factory girls'
unions which were as well conducted
and as firm in demanding their rights as
: tha best of the men's unions. Men and
j women must suffer while the latter learn;
i but they must le aided by every pos-
sible means if they are to make lasting
progress. Jos. R. Bcchanax.
The character is beautiful, and yet not
in the slightest degree unnatural. It is
what would be the rule instead of the
exception were not man's nature de
formed by his own environments. "Mur
vale Eastman," though conscious of
man's inhumanity, fully aware that in
the mad race for wealth and power men
become moreselfish and cruel everyday,
is not a pessimist. He believes in God
and has faith in his creatures when
their eyes are opened and they see the
way they will walk in it, and he laWs
to make those he can reach see it.
It is true he does not advocate any
very radical measures nor inaugurate any
far-reaching reforms: but he does the
boat that can be done today, and the
story deals with thii present time. He
proclaims the right of every man toequal
opportunity with his fellow man, and
declares it to be the duty of the strong
to help the weak. As to the church. 1
quote from one of his sermons: "The
function of the church as an element of
civilization is not to prescribe methods,
not to devise remedies; that is the func
tion of government, the duty of society.
The function of the church is only t?
inspire action, to provide impulse, to ex
alt and purify motive, to incline man to
apply the Christ spirit to collective
"Collective obligations are the greatest
of human duties, because they touch the
welfare, not of one alone, but of millions
of human souls. The Christian who
c!aim3 to do his duty to God and shirks
his duty to man is a sad failure.
The duty of love is the keynote of
Christianity. To do good to all men, to
promote the highest welfare of all men,
is its distinctive quality. Prayer and
praise and creed are all subordinate, are
only helps to this Teat end. To do is
the active principle or the Christ mes
sage." "He that hxs gathered with unfalter
ing greed until he holds the destiny of
thousands in his hands may be fair in
profession, honest in dealing as the law
defines honesty; but he ha3 hardened his
heart, shut his eve3 to his fellow's wel
fare and gone back to Cain"s silly plea.
a.m i my brothers keeperr He is his
brother's heeper. Everv sonl is res?m?i-
sible for the good it might have done.
tor the sin resulting from temptation it
might have removed, for the justice it
ruiirht have granted or secured and did
U. S. Gov't FvCport, Aug. 17, 1889.
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Pill Co.. mraity prottrlrtor. fueawer, low. Tt-t
reanineplll obtained of Otto Kodrrt. Elaaairrrt.
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