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THE ARGUS. FRIDAY. MARCH, 20. 1891
Published Daily and Weekly at, l&t Second Ara
nne, Koct Island, 111.
J. W. Potter.
TR-Dily, 50c per month; Weekly, $3.00
All communication of critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religious, man have
real nnme attached for publication No each arti
ticlet will be printed over fictitiona is?natures
Atinuymoa communication not noticed.
Cnnvapondence solicited Irom every towcBhlp
In Hock Inland county.
Friday Maiich 20. 1801
At the earnpst Aolirtrntinn of mv frionrU t
hPreby Announce mvself us a candidate for the
offlee of oollcx torsubjwt to the decision of the
democratic city townshipeonvention.
1 hfrohy iinnoum-e myself as a candidate for
thr- ott'ce of collector at the siitrfrestion of
many friends, subject to the decision of the
democratic city township convention .
E rnEMDENT Cleveland is believed to
have reduced bis weight by sixty pounds
within a short time.
In a cumber of exchanges we notice
that the, banner of General Palmer for
president in 1893 his been flung to the
Clark Stone Harrison, who died re
cently in Chicago, at the age of eighty,
was a cousin of President Harrison, but
did not go around boasting of it.
President Harrison deprecates
further agitation of the tsriff question.
We don't wonder at that. The tariff
qucslioo is loaded for himself and his
grand old party, as they discovered last
It was Dakota editor who wrote:
"The price of this paper is not increased
by the McKinley bill, but we wish to cor
rect the misapprehension of some sub
scribers who appear to think it was
placed on the free list."
The Bloomington Bulletin has been
sold by Congressman Owen Scott to Theo
dore A. Braley and James F. O'Donncll,
two former attaches of the paper, who
will take possession April 1. The con
sideration is announced as $12,000.
The Indiana legislative poll on presi
dential preferences is as follows: Democrats-Cleveland,
50; Gray, 26; Hill. 7;
Palmer, 2; Voorbees, 4; Vilas. 1; Turpie,
1. and the nominee, 4. Republicans
Harrison, 17; Blaine, 20; Gresham, 1;
Alger, 1; and the nominee, 1. Grav was
the second choice of 3, Cleveland of 2,
Harrison of 1 (after Blaine).
On the reception of the news of Gen
eral Palmer's election in Dixon, says the
Sun, many of the leading republicans
shook hards with their democratic friends
and with a good natured smile remarked:
"Well, we woulu a great deal rather see
Palmer the next senator than old man
tJtreeier. Of the two we decidedly pre
fer Palmer." '
St. Locis Republic: Piince Jeroms
Bonaparte died in the solemnly ridicu
lous way in which he nil lived. Thi
confession of faith of bis last moments
was that "he wished to die like an em
peror, adhering to the Concordat and
fully imbued with the rtligious senti
ments of the Bonapartes." Poor old
Plon PIod: Taking his departure for the
unknown country, he received his pass
ports from the kind and accommodating
Abbe Pujol, who, sajs be "cor sider
that this btatement justified him in a -minisuring
the sitcremen's." Let us hot.
80 at least, even though we may fear th-.-imperitl
pretentions, the Concordat km!
the leliuious eectimenls of tie Bonn
paries wdl not pass with St. Peter.
Tresidext Harrison has done anioM
ungracious act," says the New Orleans
Picayune, "in appointing to be post
master at the city of Vicksburg a neero
named Hill, who is a resident of Jacksor,
and is neither a citizen nor taxpayer of
Vicksburc. There are in that city repub
licans who are prominent in business and
social life, who are property owners and
taxpayers and identified with the in teres to
of the city. Any one of these would
have been gladly accepted; but so far
from this a person has been appointed
who has no merit and no claims for such
an important service, but is a negro poli
tician and adventurer. The president has
in this matter done no good to the coun
try, to his party or to himself."
Tfbs is what Dr. Ranogli, the Italian
consul at Cincinnati, says of the New
O.leans tragedy and its victims:
"There is smh an organization as the
Mafia in New Orleans, and it is composed
of the worst element of Sicilian people
convicts and outlaws whose object in
life ia a villainous one. They are Lot
Italians, and it is embarrassing to me
when anything like the affa'r of yester
day occuie. No doubt many of the mur
ders have been committed in New Or
leans by the Mafia. It is probable mv
government will ask explanations, and
considerable diplomatic correspondence
may ensue. There are at least 12,000
Sicilians in New Orleans. Many of them
have accumulated wealth, but the great
mass of them are worthless and danger
ous to the community in which they live."
Joseph Gatto, a prominent Italian res
ideot of Washington, D. C , declares that
if the slain prisoners were guilty, if the
jurors were intimidated, then the acticn
of the mob was justified.
THE FARMER'S EXPORTS.
SOME FIGURES SHOWING THE FARM
ER'S FOREIGN MARKET.
The Vaiit Kxport of Agricultural Prod
ucts England Is the Farmer's Greatest
Foreign Market Where Reciprocity It
The extent and value of the farmer's
foreign market is forcibly shown by the
treasury department figures of export
for the calendar year 1S90. Tho total
exports of agricultural products amount
ed, to $628,772,022, or 74.33 per cent, ot
the total exports. In 1S89 agricultural
exports were $.599,524,256, or 73.64 per
cent, of all exports. For the two years
the average of manufactured exports
was only 18J per cent, of the whole. The
remaining exports, about 8 per cent.,
consisted of the products of forests,
mines and fisheries.
The details of the exports of farm
produce are very striking as an exhibi
tion of what the fanner's foreign market
means. Exports of animals were $33,
665,000, of which cattle were the princi
pal item, reaching $33,297,000, against
$25,673,000 in 1889. Exports of hogs
were $970,000; horses, $808,000; mules,
$358,000; sheep, $199,000.
One of the heaviest items of exports
was breadstuff s, the totals reaching $141,
602.000. The principal items are as follows:
Corn, $37,603,000: wheat, $42,348,000;
wheat flour, $52,709,000; oats, $4,141,000;
rye, $1,025,000; cornmeal, $917,000; oat
meal, $379,000; barley, $463,000.
Exports of raw cotton were the heavi
est single item reported, reaching $254.
273,000, or about 40 t c( nt. of all agri
cultural exports, and about 30 per cent,
of all exports of every kind. Exports of
cotton in 1889 were still larger, being
Provisions exported last year show a
very large increase. The figures for
three years are as follows:
The provisions exported in 1890 were
the following: Beef products Canned
beef, $8,610,000; fresh, $13,837,000; salted
or pickled, $6,039,000; tallow. $3,733,000.
Hog products Bacon, $37,855,000; hams,
$8,495,000; pork, fresh and pickled, ?4,
704,00i). Dairy products Butter. $3.
228.000; cheese, $8,130,000.
Miscellaneous agricultural products
were exported as follows: Bones, hoofs,
horns, f-tc. $400,000; fruits, $2,845.0(10:
hay, $577,000; hides and skins, $l,4SS,t)00;
hops, $2,172,000; seeds, $2,945,000; leaf
tobacco, $21, 155.0(H): vegetables, $1,370,
000. Exports of manufactures made from
agricultural products were as follows:
Cotton goods. $11,113,000; leather and
manufactures of leather, $12,273,000;
lard oil. $646,000; cottonseed oil, $5,400.
000; oilcake, $7,762,000: manufactured
When our farmers consider the large
aggregate of these figures they will be
slow to indorse the contemptuous ex
pressions which tho protectionists in
dulge in when they speak of the foreign
market. They will agree that this for
eign market is much too valuable to
them to be made a derision and jest by
the high tariff crowd. TiiL-y will re
member that if it were not for this same
foreign market all their vast snrplua
products world have to find sale at
home in a glutted market at reduced
prices. It is this much n-ali rH-1 f . n-ign
market which keeps up tlit jiritvs of
farm produce at home: fur just s t soon
as the protected home market refuses to
buy our farm produce the foreigner steps
in, outbids tho domestic buyer, carries
away our produce to Europe and thus
buoys up prices in the home market.
In view of the above figures, which
demonstrate so clearly tlv ability of oar
farmers to sell their producft in the
world's market, it is curious to recall
certain expressions of McKinley less
than a year a jo. In his report accom
panying the tariff bill, he said: --The
'World's market,' to which the advocates
of tariff for revenue only invite the
farmers of this country. ir today crowded
with the products of the cheapest human
labor the earth affords. All over the
Old World there is a rush of their sur
plus to that market, and it is to such a
contest as this that free trade would
aliure American agriculture." The an
swer to all this rot is that our farmers
do compete and have competed for years
in the world's markets with the poorly
paid labor of Europe, and the cheap
lalor of Egypt and India.
Notwithstanding this well known fact,
and notwithstanding the large figures ol
exports already quoted, McKinley had
the- silliness to speak in the same report
of '"foreign agricultural products crowd
ing our home market." In order to save
us from that imaginary flood he Baid
that his committee "recommended an
increase of rates upon agricultural prod
ucts." The treasury- figures show another im
portant fact, the enormous proportion of
our agricultur.-il exports taken by En
gland. Let the farmer consider these
figures: Total exports of cattle, $33,297,
000, of which England took $31,364,000;
canned beef, $3,610,000, to England,
$0,356,000; fresh beef, $13,837,000, to En
gland, $13,654,000; salted beef, $6,125,
000. to England, $3,952,000; tallow,
$5,738,000, o England. $2,643,000; bacon,
$37,855,000, to England, $30,966,000;
hams, $3,495,000, to England, $6,857,000;
lard, $36.0C2,000, to England, $11,139,
000; butter. $3,228,000, to England,
$1,335,000; cneese, $8,130,000, to England,
$7,080,000. Oar exports of breadstuffs
were also principally taken by England.
The leading items were: Corn, $37,603,
000, o England. $19,474,000; wheat, $43,
848,000, to England, $28,810,000; flour,
$52,709,000, to England, $32,356,000. Ex
ports of raw cotton amounted to $254,
000,000, of which England took $148,000,
000. Hoi to the vjJue of $2,172,000 were
exported, of which all except about $65,
000 went to England. Of $21,155,000 of
leaf tobacco England took $6,191,000. '
The farmer will see at a glance that
England is hi principal foreign market.
Yet it is England above all that our high
protectiorists take a delight in trying to
cripple by tariff legislation. When En
glish trade is obstructed or when an En
glish factory closes its doors by reason
of our McKinleyism the high tariff
organs priat the news with ill concealed
glee, clain ing that "England's loss is our
gain." When it is considered that we
sell England every year about $200,000,
000 worth of goods over and above
what we bay from her, is it not a piece
of very ba 1 manners to prevent England
from selling to us, and to rejoice when
we succeed in injuring her trade? While
we are moving heaven and earth to get
reciprocity with Brazil, with a popula
tion of only about 12,000,000, would it not
be a good thing to accept the reciprocity
freely accorded to ns for the past fifty
years by England, which now has a pop
ulation of about 38,000,000?
1: nitincfts Is Uusineaa.
A gentleman at the risk of his own
life has saved a clothes dealer whose
boat had been upset. As they 6tand
dripping on the shore at last the latter
addresses h Lin in these words: "I thank
you a thousand times for saving my life.
I see that ou have spoiled your clothes
in this hapj y event. May I take this op
portunity to hand you my business card?
I have 10,0)0 of the finest summer suits
at the low price of only 48 marks."
A NUMERICAL FAMILY.
f' Ingenious Idea of a Hippy and
"Do you not find in Tennessee many
rjno.T Christian names?' a gentleman
asked of a fr.eiid who h id just returned
from a visit .-imong the hills.
"Yes, for Christian names or rather
in this case -given' names, for some of
them are decidedly unchristian have
been of interest to me. I found just this
ide of Bear Wallow a young fellow
named LongCistilled Peterson, and a lit
tle further on I fell in with a gentleman
named AUwxd Jones. Mr. Allwool
Jones was a circuit rider, he informed
me, and he asked me to 6top at a small
log church and hear him preach. I did
so, and must say that Allwool's sermon
was more than a yard wid One after
noon I stopped at a house and addressed
a young fellov. who sat on t'je fence:
" 'Who live here?
'Yes. but who ere we?
" 'Pap, mnr an' the rest nv us.'
"Just then a m:tn came out, and as
Lie approached sai l: 'Six git down often
ihat fence an' 1 ic'p Four chop soue wood.
Stranger,' addressing me. 'won't you git
dowiiV As I Wi-i much in ncc" of re.-t I
dismounted. The man yelled, 'Como
here. Seven, an' take the stranger's hoss.'
"I was conducted, into the house, and
in that eordi ll manner, the peculiar
social property of southern backwoods
men, was urged to make myself t.t home.
My host's name was Beasley and he was
'kin to old Ham Bledsoe that Jived in
middle Tennessy n ar Drake" creek
summers. Mrs. Bja.-.lev moved a lot of
clothes she had hung in front of the fire,
kicked a cat, fr anke 1 with a shovel an
enormous brin lle dog and told me to
feel easy, for she would get asrack to
eat after awhile. I had never seen so
many children belonging to one f amily.
Look which way I might, I ca.ugl t sight
of dirty faces and tow heads.
" 'You have quit ? a family,' I Mid to
" 'Ruther, but we live in er big r.jigh
borhood whar we've r.ll got room.
" 'I should think that you would have
found some troabl- m selecting names
for all of your c aildrcri.
'I didn't, thmp-i:. I know that a
great many folks hav? had trouble in
t ririt way, an' I vas determined to steer
cl'ar nv it, so I 'Copte 1 a rule, an' when
the fust chile was born we called him
One. The next was named Two. tho
next Three, an so on. W'y, it worked
like a charm, an' we didn't have a bit
uv trouble. I would advise ever'body
to 'dopt the nil ;. One is married to a
sorter pJouch uv a woman, n lives
down yan on the brr.rch. Two is a hoss
trader. All the rst s ir at home. Three
thar,' turning to a Washing girl, 'is old
anuff to git married. Eight, don't stan'
so dost to the lire, you'll scorch yer
britches. Mar, make Nine an' Eleven
behave tharsclves. Twelve, go on now
an' rock the cradle, f ur don't you hear
"Yes, it was a very large family, and
I don't know hov Mr. Beaslev could
have managed had he not adopted the
numerical system." Arkansaw Trav
Numbering ri;M of Munnnrript.
The liest way of numbering pages o
manuscript is to t se a lead pencil till tin
manusoriDt is reallv finished Tl wnri
marks can le quickly chanced as often as
necessary by using an enuser. When the
manuscript is ready for its travels thenum-U-rscan
be inked, or erased and ink writ-
;en. uor. w riter.
It has been discovered that some of the
Jeep sea crustaceans of the Indian ocean
Hre hitrhlv luminous, thus ftirnishinir whnt.
Is thought to be the first positive proof
that the source of li ht in the dark abysses
of the ocean is the nelf luminosity of the
Tables of the density of the atmosphere
caicuiatea irom telegraphic weather re
ports have been found to give a better clew
to the movements and origin of cyclones
man tne usual met nod ot a comparison
tne isoDars ana isotnermes alone.
Highest of all in Livening Power.
UiuiseK tu itMBic.
In one of Bret Ilarte's clever parodies of
the French lie tells a story in words some
thing like these:- Three gamins were play-
mg in the street of I 'am. A priest passed
bv. "There goes n priest," cried one; "look
out for your eggs and your chickens!"
Then the priest, hearing the words, knelt
down and prayed for the hot s. Hut upon
reflection lie was convinced that it, was not
the fault of the boys, but of their parent-,
lie knelt down the second time and prayed
for the boys' parents. On another thought
he saw that it. was not the fault of the
Ikws' parents, but of societv. He knelt
down again and prayed for society. As he
rose from hi prayer he said to himoelf:
Mv friend, who i society? You and I are
society." So he knelt down the Inst time
and prayed for himself. San Francisco
Hard Work for tho Alrnlghtj.
There is a minister in New York cilv
who said once that he was not certain
ihat he should ever make a long prayer
again. What led him to say this was the
re-mark of a very small loy whose mother
attends his church. Since the minister
learned of the remark, it may not lie un
fair to tell the story. It was a very long
prayer, and when the mother was leading
her son from the church after the services
the boy said to her, "Mamma, don't you
think God must get awfully tired?" Hi
mother looked at him in surprise. "What
makes you think so?" she asked. "Oh, he
works so hard." She waited a moment.
"What makes you think God works so
hard?" she asked finally. "Oh, he works
hard listeuing to so many long prayers."
New York Tribune.
The Stitch in Time.
In newspaper articles on the necessity of
early organization and needful improve
ments in the national army aud navy the
address of Sir Charles Dilke K-foro the
Uoyal Ste.tWtical xociety of Kngiand h.i.s
beeu frequently referred to. Among other
cogent remarks made by the speaker wa
one to the effect that the total failure of
the French in 1S70 to obtain even a momen
tary success with an army of splendid cour
age and perfect training drew the moral
that, whatever the peace expenditure, war
cannot U commenced with a fair chance
of winning by a nation which waits until
war to make her organization perfect.
New York Commercial Advertiser.
Peter's pence have rather declined of
late. So far they have yielded 13,000,000
francs a ye:r. The pope has already ac
cumulated a considerable humof money,
which ':e nas well invested, destined for a
reserve fund for the church.
The effect of the electric light current on
the compasses of nome vessels is so great
that it liecomes necessary to determine
how many hours the dynamo ha-s lieen
running U-fore working out the vessel's
Cfttaarn Cannot Ba Carta
with IocbI applications, ns they cannot
reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh
is a blood or constitutional disease, and
in order to cure it vou have to take inter
nal remedies. Hall's Catarrh cure is taken
internally, and acts directly on the blood
and mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh cure
is no quack medicine. It was prescribed
by one of the best physicians in this
country lor years, and is a regular pre
scription. It is composed of the best
tonics known, combined with the best
blood purifiers, acting directly on the
mucous surfaces. The perfect combina
tion of the two ingredients is what pros
duces such wonderful results in curing
catarrn. bend for testimonials. F. J.
Cheney & Co., Props , Toledo, O. Sold
by drnggiste. price ?5c.
A Keal Baliam is Kemp's B&iiam.
ine aiciionery Bays, "a oaisam is a
thick, pure, aromatic substance flowing
rrom trees. Kemps Balsam for the
throat and lungs is the onlv cough medi
cine that is a real balsam. Many thin,
watery cough remedies are called balsam's
bnt such are not. Look through a bottle
of Kemp's Balsam and notice what a pure.
thick preparation it is. If you cough
use Kemp s Balsam. At all druggists'
Large bottles 50 rp 1 $:
For the state Q. A. R. encampment to
be held at Decatur. April 8 to 10. Rock
Island and Peoria railway will crant ex
cursion rate of one fare for the round
trip. Tickets on sale April 7-9 cood for
return until and including April 11. This
rate is open to the public. It is eipected
to run through coaches to Decatur
Trains leave Rock Island 8:10 a. m., 2 20
p. m.t 6:41 p. ra. Arrive at Decatur at
2:50 p m., 1030 p. m. 11 a.m. Equally
good time returning. For further mfor
mation inquire of F. U.Rockwell, ticket
agent; depot foot Twentieth Btreet, or R.
Stockhouse, general ticket agent. Rock
Do Ton Congal
Don'tdelay. Take Kemp's Balsam, the
best cough cure. It will cure your
coughs and colds. It will cure sains in
the chest. It will cure influenza and
bronchitis and all diseases pertaining to
the lungs because it is a pure balsam
Hold it to the light and see how clear and
thick it is. You will see the excellent
effect after taking the first dose. Lrge
bottles 50: andfl.
Hard Coal Karket.
$7.75 per ton for best anthracite coal.
all sizes, delivered within city limits, 25c
per ton discount for cash. Indiana black
f 4. 50 and Cannel coal $6 per ton delivered,
cartage added on all orders for less than
one ton; carrying in 25c per ton extra.
E. G. Frazeb.
Comr.Itca i Doaawooa.
The Burlington Route. C B. & Q. R
P.. from Chicago. Peoria and St. Loui?.
is now completed, and daily passenger
trains are running through Lincoln, Neb
and Custer. 8. D., to Dead wood. Also
to Newcastle, Wyoming. Sleeping cars
TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
H. SIEMON & SON,
PUMPS, ISTA-IILS, &c,
Baiter Banner Cooking and Healing Stoves
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1508 SECOND AVE., KOCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. B. ZIMMER,
TnK WELL KNOWN
. Star Block, Opposite Hap.per House.
ha pnrebwej for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A largtrand finer flock thin cvr. Thi i nol, will arrive is a few daji. Wait and - thro.
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
T be bent Met'! fintehoc in the city for the
Second and Harrison Su.
0". HVE. CHE.ISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
M ANTJFA CT'Jaitt 07 CSACZSaS A5S BISCUITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best.
y Special ti j The CVrUty "0TBTXB" and tta Ctrtety "WAFIR-"
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
ALL KINDS OF OABPENTEB WORK DONE.
Pf General Jobbing dona on short node and iMif action guaranteed.
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Tweny-thf-J pTrcet and Fourth arena
J. T. RYAN,
This home baa jnatbeen refined thmncbout and
$1.00 ;ht dijr hooie and a
Mancfartorerof ali ktcriaof
HOOT- AND HOES
Gent- Fine Scoca arpncialty. Repairing cone o. at'.y and protnUy
A abareoTyoorpatror.acarefpectfal'y ao!c!:ed.
161H rWond Avenue. Roek Island. I I
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Phop eorn?r Twecty Keoorl utreot and Nintii avenne. UeiJenre SW
t3ETI prepared to make etmatr atd do all tricda of Carpenter work. Gtre him a tnrnl.
V Apamphlet cf Information aodab-'
''"uin I nirmi, I UTrntm, Trmile
auutw muni aa vw
V 31 Bread ay.
new 1 ark.
HERMAN KOLL'S, M. D.
Ttala medicine is made from German roota
and herlM t his medicine ia the bent cure for
consumption, malaria, rbPumatiMn and all
sicknws of the stomach and liver.
For sale at
825 Twelfth street. Hock Island. IU.
Hnrarrioka ar an ami
r IVIU BOIII. Mwl lot tkl arMAc a
tlT AM SKKISm
Car at Biaiaor Wiatani. (lna rT. IN, am
i? mi rwrtrtottr mmrl u ui
kra. raxariac Umb la HKALIH mmm t luoaat noratMrrH.
P'alHa l H lnl tf. ar brtau aVoea la .
mmmtw mmm nill II ww mm, mmm mm. ar.
g MWTTM m
and the Oeneseo Cooking Stove.
STABY, BEBGER & SNELL,
FOCS ISLAND. ILL
In now in A No. 1 condition. It 1 afirai-cior
deelrable family hotel.
-ALL KINDS OF
Cast Iron Work
done. A spectahy of fnrnUhlnx ail kloi
of Stores with Casting st 8 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
M bees added where all kind of aiacfcii
work will be done Irat-claas.
NINTH 8T. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS. i Propts.
! Clf Siwisai,
cma.rr Tkouitis - 'oie.
"IDll-AHll CIS " ,-
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WSaaw(ew mrm e aaV WW (Wavi r aaaa
THCERU OhUC CO.
goUasta.foctfcaP.8. 1 88 IU, I, w in UU. .
The Ureal Kreurh Mcmedf for BUI vmm
and Monthly IrrernlartUre.
Ladtes fee Le Doc's Periodical per) of Fan.
France r atiaranleed to accompli h all thai tr
claimed for them. Tobaaaed moothly fortroobtaa
pecaliar to womea. Fall directions with rack
box ft per box or throa loir lot ti. American
Fill Co., royalty proprietor, hpeacer, fwa. Tbe
reaatneplll obtained of Uttokadert, KlaBrret
Kock Island, Jappa Oow. Daveaport, and r aU
drarcurta. . aiMrtfV
V II riTltfCf C Teacher lusttrfeatsa
nikbl IMa, O araoe aaa
tm rairroaa aartiec.
in rnnicrr TAiTiag".
tgwi ta taraa Mia. H 11 I