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TILE ARGUS. SATURDAY.
JL 8 1891.
Published I'tilj and Weekly at 124 Second Av
enue. Rock Inland, 111.
J. w. Potter,
Tin Daily, 90c per month; Weekly, 13.00
cer annum. "
All communication of a critical or argumenta-
iii.icr, vuii'.icai or reiiriou9. man nave
real name attached for publication So ich arti
ticlea will be printed over fictitious lnatures
Anonymous commnnication not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
Sattubv. April 18, 1891.
The new board of supervisors of II an
cock county stand 19 democrats, five re-
publicans and one independent.
bEXATOR Edmunds is only 62 years of
Bge, but he looks as if be bad weathered
many more winters. He appears qniie
feeble and worn out, and bis tall, bent
form and wbite beard indicate an old and
weary man .
Italy is floundering under a floaticp-
ttebt of 1.450,000.000. with an annual in
terest charge of $132,000,000. More
than that her credit is poor, and she
couldn't carry on a war with the United
States or any othtr country more than six
A cablegram of over 1300 words, wti.h
passed through New York from Lima to
London one night recently, over the lines
of the Western Union company, cost a
pretty penny to transmit, the rate being
over $2 a word. This would rpres3at
an outlay of over $3,600, and is probably
the largest toll paid by an individual or
company outsids or newspper corpora
tions. A ballot bill whose provisions are
similar to the Australian system has been
passed by the Pennsylvania house and
now awaits the action of the senate.
Should it beome a Uw it will emansi
pate the wage etrners from the political
domination of tbe coal, iron and railroad
corporations of the state, and very prob
ably remit in musing Pennsylvania d 'm
Des Moines Leader: "This prohibition
is a great thing." sid Manager.Cushman,
of the Milwaukee ball team, last evening.
"I have moreroub!e to keep my men
sober here than I d in Milwaukee. Have
sent two of them back there to sober up
since I came here. Wouldn't believe it.
would you? Fact, j an the same. Pro
hibition is the greatest drunkard maker
that ever run amuck the Milwaukee
The redistrhting of the state into sen
atorial, congressional and judicial dis
tricts is a problem which the legislature
will shotrly take up. The matter has
been agitated considerably already, but
no definite plan of action has been
adopted by either party. There is still
some doubt entertained by many mem -bers
of the gentral assembly as to any
redisricting measure whatever being
agreed at this session of the legislature.
Tbe fact that one house is democratic
and the other republican mike .it impos
a.ble for any gerrymander bill to be
passed through both branches and be
signed by tbe governor, and it is conceded
upon all sides that no measure can pass
which is not a compromise and fairly ac
ceptable to both parties. Of course the
democrats are the most anxious for reap
portionment, as tbey consider most of the
tbe judicial, congressional and sena
torial districts in thir present form
rather favorable to the republican party.
Besides, in case there should not be any
congressional redistrictine before the next
general election the two additional con
gressmen to which Illinois is entitled will
be elected at large and will be republican
if the state goes politically according to
the biennial practice for 25 years past.
The possibility of getting tbe congress-men-at-large
makes the republicans not so
eager for congressional redisricting as
tbey might otherwise be and any contest
on tbe subject between the two bouses is
quite likely to leave the matter unsettled
nd the whole reapportionment question
a problem to be submitted to a special
session of the legislature to he called next
year or to the regular session to be con
vened two years hence.
Vn happy Silk Workers.
The silk industry of this country is
protected from 50 to 60 per cent, "for
the benefit of American labor." But
labor in the Bilk industry ia not happy.
Master "Workman Kaminski, of the
United Silk Workers of North, America,
chums that in the past twelve mqpths
wages have been cut down in some'eases
as much as 50 per cent.
No wonder then that at the recent
meeting of the silk workers they passed
Whereas, The silk industry of the United
Statea, despite the hinh protective tariff, hi at
present in a niott deplorable condition, wmres
being so low that skilled operators are seeking
other occTipatiun? and in view of the fact that
since 1SW the wages of ribbon weavers have
been reduced 58 per cent., be it
Resolved, That the representatives of the
United States Silk Workers of North America,
now In session, appeal to the friends of Ameri
ca irlabor not to purchase silk 'fabrics of foreign
manufacture, which are actually inferior to
those made here; and be it
Resolved. That In oar opinion neither protec
tion nor free trade benefits tbe workman, and
we therefore call upon all silk-workers who are
unorganized to band themselves together into
the national body, and it is our further opinion
that the only protection workingmen will ever
receive will be that they give themselves.
Bat protection is given upon the plea
that it will guarantee "good wages and
FRANCE !S REVISING HER TARIFF
Corrupted by McKlnley's Example High
Tariff' Agitation French Industries
Alarmed Something for the American
A year ago we were in the midst of the
tariff excitement growing out of the Mc
Kinley bill. Committees of manufact
urers were rushing back and forth in
Washington, some pleading for duties to
ptotect them from ruin, others pleading:
against proposed duties, likewise to avoid
France is now going throngh precisely
the same experience, a commission hav
ing been appointed last year to revise
the tariff. The French had caught the
tariff grippe from us, and with theta
also to revise means to revise upward.
This commission has been at worlcfor
months, and only recently it has brought
in its reports. Discussion has begun in
the chamber of deputies and will con
tinue till next fall. The tariff is to be
ready to go into operation next Febru
ary. The chairman of the tariff commission
is M. Meline, who may lie called the
French McKinley. He honors the ideas
of our McKinley and parades them be
fore the chamber of deputies in the garb
of patriotism, much after the manner of
our lord high tariff maker. He appeals
to the example t by the United States
as a sufficient reason why France should
revise her tariff upward.
When onr exports to France, there
fore; are cut down by the new French
duties, our farmers must thank William
McKinley, of Ohio, for having narrowed
their foreign market. This M. Meline
is thoroughly saturated with McKinley
ideas. Here i a sentence from his re
port: "The lst system for a country is
that which secures .for it the greatest
amount of labor." Most pt ople c.f ordi
nary common sense think that the best
system is that which secures the great
est amount of commodities, are quite
content to save their labor, and will even
invent curious and cunning machinery
to save labor. But McKinley and Me
line think that it is labor that we need
more and more labor!
But McKinleyism is stirring up a storm
of opposition in France. Last year. when
we were about to p.iss the McKinley
bill with very heavy duties on French
products, the French made haste to put a
duty of fifteen cents a bushel on our
com. The result of this, along with the
rise in the price of corn, has leen to
close up a number of large distilleries in
Bordeaux, Marseilles and other places,
which were runnin g mainly on corn im
ported from the United States. The
great distillery at Marseilles has been
closed up, and the stockholders decided
to put it into liquidation. It used about
3,000 bushels of corn per day.
It is pointed out by a French journal
that the distilleries of that country using
corn had a capital of 8.000.000, that
they were in a most flourishing condi
tion a year ago, but that after eight
months of duties on foreign corn thedis-
tilleries are mined. In view of these
facts what a piece of grim humor for
M. Meline to say in his report. "The
producer does not ask for any privil ege.
he asks for onlv one thing, and that is
But the distillers are not the onlv peo
ple in France who have been stirred up
by the tariff builders. In Calais, just
across the Strait of Dover from England,
the principal industry is the making of
cotton laces and nettings, the annual
production of which amounts to $14,-
000,000. The industry gives employment
to 27,000 persons. Now, these laces are
made of a kind of thread produced only
in Nottingham. England. The spinners
of France do not produce the thread at
all, but M. Meline wants to make them
spin that grade in order to make "more
labor." Accordingly he puts a duty of
from thirty-seven to forty-six cents a
pound on it.
But this is not all; the lace industry
must bear a still greater burden. Its
lace looms are not made in France at
all, but M. Meline wants to create "more
labor" for the French people. He does
not want the French lace makers to use
English looms, and so he performs a
great feat of McKinleyism and raises the
duty on lace looms, now $160 each, to
Of course the lace makers protest vig
orously against these burdens upon their
industry. They point out that the ex
isting duties on cotton thread have crii
pled the industry, 2,000 of the weavers
having emigrated to foreign countries to
carry with them the secrets of their
Besides these cases the silk industries
of Lyons, Saint Etienne and other places
have protested against the proposed duty
on raw silk, and the commission aban
doned the proposal. But when the com
mission wanted to vote a duty upon silk
goods, and when the great siik manu
facturers of Lyons objected, the commis
sion went ahead and voted the duty
thus protecting the manufacturers in
spite of themselves.
A meeting of the paper, book and
printing trade of Paris, too, was htld
to protest against the duties which
would prove burdensome to their in
dustry. The manufacturers of linen
underwear, with an annual production
of 140,000,000, protested against the
enormons duties on their material,
which would thus be made to cost from
five to seven times more than in Ger
many and Austria.
Thus goes the tariff war in France. It
is but a repetition of what has been seen
over and over again in our own country.
So called statesmen, fancying that they
know better than the people themselves
what is best for them to do, step in with
their nostrum of protection in order to
give the people more work to do to meet
their wants. It is the same old story
everywhere. The liberty of the indi
vidual to buy and Bell where he choses
is ruthlessly infringed, the many are
taxed for the few, the powerful, the rich,
get the lion's share, and the many weak
are fleeced. Such isjarptection.
OUR NEXT ATTRACTION
Iu a Literary Way, will be the
publication of a series of
From the Pens of Popular
Writers, and all of them
By the Best Artists.
These Novelettes are:
f-f t- t tot-xt
A Mountain Dream
BY JOSEPHINE A. BOWEN.
The White Colonel
BY ALFRED BALCH.
ft Rittenliouse GIogK,
BY JNO. GILMER SPEED.
The Supernatural Supper,
BY MARVIN R. CLARK.
do hot miss
No Langhing Allowed.
An old play bill of the year 1734, which
is preserved as a enriosityin the museum
at Brunswick, winds up as follows:
"I 'or the sake of the convenience of
the public, the first row in the pit are
direc ted to lie down, the second row to
kneel and the third to stand, so as to en
able all the spectators to see the per
formance. Laughing: is prohibited, as
the i lay is a tragedy." London Tit-Bits.
Porketpl the Insult.
First Waiter Dar's some mighty
meat folks in Boston. You noticed dat
hatcl et faced man what Ise been waitin'
Setond Waiter What's de matter wid
"He insulted me wid a dime."
"What did you do?"
"I accepted it wid indignashun."
And tlie Wind Blew.
Guest (at spring retreat for city peo
ple) I wish yon would put another
blank s on my bed. I was cold last
Cleik Certainly (whispering to bell
boy). Tell the chambermaid to have the
blanket on that man's bed taken from
between the sheets and put on top of the
coverl ;t. Brooklyn Life.
Obedient to Orders.
Hostess Miss Rackshaw, let me intro
duce t le Hon. Mr. troldmedal.
Mr. Goldmedal (immature but rising
statesiaan) Howdy, Miss Rackshaw! I
believe I've been appointed by the the
steering committee to take you out to
supper. Chicago Tribune.
Not So Good as Italian Opora.
"Do you think we will have war with
"I h( pe not. Just imagine an army
of hand organists all playing in front of
onr city and demanding its surrender."
Lowi 11 Citizen.
One Thins Needful.
Stravv-ber Some one has invented a
new kind of bank to save money. Now
there is only one thing more they want.
Singt rly What is that?
Stravber A new kind of man. Mtra
sey's W eekly.
She I'll never mary a man whose for
tune hasn't at least five ciphers in it.
He (xultingly) Oh, darling, mine's
all ciphers. Washington Star.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
BY MRS. W. H. PALMER.
The Mate to My Cameo,
BY F. A. MITCHEL.
These Stories are, with one ex
Arinrinnl nrwl fnnvriolitfli ?
Aml 1rove to 1,0
oHe op THEm.
Direasels a Punishment for Sin T
Tbe following advertisement, published
by a prominent western pated medicine
house would indicate that tbey regard
disease as a punishment for fit:
'"Do you wish to know the quickest
way to cure a severe cold? We will tell
you. Tocureacoldqulckly.it must be
treated before the cola hss become set
tled in the system. This can always be
done if you choose to, as nature in her
kindness to man gives timely warning
and plaitly teKs you in nature's way,
that as a f uoisbment for some indiscre
lion, you are to be afflicted with a cold
unless you choose to ward it off by
prompt action. The first symptoms of a
cold, in most cases, is a dry. loud cough
and sneezing. The cough is soon foW
lowed by a profuse watery expectoration
and tte sneezing by a profuse watery dis
cbarge from the nose. In severe cases
there is a thin wbite coating on tbe
tongue. What to dot It is only neces
sary to take Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy in double doses every hour. That
will greatly lessen the severity of the cold
and in most cases will effectually counter
act it, and cure what would have been a
8tvcre cold within one or two days time.
Try it and be convinced." 50 cent bot
tles for sale by Hartz & B&hnsen, drug
gists. For Over Fifty Tsars
y.ti. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dis
burbed at night and broken of your rest
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cutting teeth send at once and get
a bottle o! "Mr. Winslew's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve the poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it, mothers, there is no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates tbe stomach and bowels, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion and gives tone and energy to the
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to tbe taste and is the prescription of one
of the oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in the United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup.'
We have sold Ely's Cream Balm about
three years, and have recommended its
use in more than a hundred special cases
of catarrh. The unanimous answer to
our icquiries is, "It's the best remedy
that 1 ever used . " Our experience is that
wbere parties continued its use, it never
fails to cure. J. H. Montgomery & Co
druggists, Decorab, Ia.
U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THE WELL KNOWN-
Stak Block, Opposite Harper IJotjse.
has pnrcbaed for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A lftrgerand finer stock than ever. These p oads will arrive in afew days. Wait an J ee thea.
H. SIEMON & SON,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Ileatinc St.ve and tte Geneseo Cooking Stoves
Tin,,Copper and Sheet Iron Aork.
, 1R03 NECOSr VE.. ROOK ISLAND, ILL.
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
The beet Mcn'e fine "hoe in the city for the price.
STABY, BERGER & SNELL.
Second and Farrison Sts. Davenport.
Steam Gracker Bakery,
KANUJACTTJRBR OP CBACKXBI AHD BISCUITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best.
WSpeclaWett The Chrly "OT8TBB" and the Christy "WAFES."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL,
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and. Builders,
ALL KINDS OF CABPENTEB WOBK DONE.
KV" General Jobbing done on hort notic ud eatlnfaetion fnaranteed.
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ELL.
Agency for Excelsior Roofing Company.
Cheaper than Shingles.
Send for circular. Telephone
GEORGE SCUAFER, Proprietor.
1601 Second ATenne. Comer of Sixteenth Stree - Opposite Harper". Theatre.
The choicest Wines, Liquors. B6er and Cigars always on Hand
Free Lnnch Every Day . ... Sandwiches Furnished on Short No
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner cVvftiToonth Pt
and Sflwnth a"'j-
All klnf. of carpenter work a r.ettalty.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
comer Twenty-third .treet and Fourth .Tenne EOCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor. .
Thi. house ha. Ju.t teen refitted I throughout and Is now in A No. 1 condit.on. It la a fot-cte.
-v Per day house and a desirable family hotel.
Manufacturer of ail kiads 0f
OOT AND SHOES-
Goats' Fine Shoes a specialtv. Repairing oono neatly and promptly .
A share of your patronac rerpactfcHy solicited.
" 1618 Second Avenue Rok Island. IH.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Bhop corner Twenty-second strset and Sinth avenue. Keeldence 8985
n prepared to make estimate, and do an kinds of Carpenter work. Give him a trial.
T. II. ELLIS, Rock Island. 111.
1036.. Cor. Fourteenth St- and Second Av.
" : : Rock Island
Plan. kn4 e.timate. for all kind, of building