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THE ARGUS. MONDAY, P; L 191.
THE Alt G US.
Pnbllshcd Daily and Weekly at 1624 Becoml Av
enue, Kock I-land, 111.
J. w. potter.
Tbrm Daily, 60c per month; Weekly. S3 00
All eommnIcat!ons of a critical or anrnmenta
tlve character, political or religion, m'uft have
SlfiLrT M,li!?ched foS Phttion No inch arti
Betes will be printed over nctitions signatures
Anonymous communications not not ced
. SH-Wy1 liclted from every township
la Kock island county.
Monday, Atril 20. 1891
The announcement that France's treas
ury is empty does cot lend color to the
report mat she is anxious for a war with
P. T. Barxcm within the last twenty
years expended upwards of $3,000,000 in
newspaper advertisements, and left be
nina n:m a fortune of 5,000,000. Go
thound do likewise advertise.
The German socialists are moderate in
their demands. According to Ilerr Bebel
they will not ask for an eigDt hour law if
they can set a concession of ten hours a
day, and meantime they will be satisfied
ith the freedom of the press and the
right to hold open air meetings.
if naiy hau demeaned herself toward
any other European power in the way
that she has demeaned herself toward
this country, there would have been pre
parauons :or serious trouble. But the
American government has given only
very slight heed to Italy's deroonstratiocs
and Rudni's demands have neither ere
atea terror nor met with defiacce. In
this country the people sometimes main-
tain a complacent spirit, even when there
is a noise beyocd seas.
Who rai n the ItillT
lost President Harmon in making his
present tour of the country is prompted
primarily by a desire to popularize and
improve his chances for renomination
and reelection is conceded by repubMcans
as well as democrats. His plan is at the
same time admitted to be a good one
but it is held that the mancer of its exe-
cution will des'roy the advantages it was
intended to secure. The thought of
these critics is expressed by a Washing-
ton correspondent, who writes;
General Harrison toes into the Alliance
strongholds of the south, across the mort
gaged-burdened states of the west, and
into the railroad-hating districts of the
coast in a convevance more splendid and
luxurious probably than any royal prince
ever occupied .
ive specially decorated cars in silver
and green, polished brass, crystal white,
and gold enamel, silken hangings, and
exquisite uphol6tery, lighted by tlec
tricity, and cooled by electric fans, are
to bear the imperial presidential party
inrouga iwenty-rour states atu tcrri
tones. The expensive jjurneyof 9.000
miles in length will, it is estimated, cost
somebody f35,OO0 to 540.000. Who pays
we oiiir ueorge w. uoyd. the assistant
general passenger agent of the Tennsyl
vania roaa. organized the excuiBion
and accompanies it. but the Pennsyl
vania company manifestly floes not pav
all the expenses. Charles W. Bisbop.the
eastern passenger agent of the Chesa
peake & Ohio railroad, was first invited
to make the arrangements, and be did be
gin them. Mr. Bishop Bays he received
communications from nearly every rail
road company in the United States offer
ing to transport General Harrison over
their lines free.
The presumption is that the traction of
the presidential train, which is worth
about f 2 a mile, will be giveu free of
cost, and that service ever $18,110 will be
accepted in tbe same spirit in wbicb it is
offered. A Pullman car with attendance
costs $25 a day ordinarily, but the infor
mation came to tbe your carreapondent
last night from a railroad man sufficiently
elevated to know what be is talkiDg about
that George M. Pullman of Chicago ten
dered the president, free of all expense,
the five cars "specially decorated" in the
Pullman shops at Wilmington, Del. This
may be Mr. Pullman's method of showing
his appreciation at being allowed to name
tbe collector of tbe port of Chicago. It
is plain enough that General Harrison
goes to win the approval of tbe people in
a caravan that costs railroad corporations
a very large sum of money .
In this same vien of thought tbe Du
buque Telegraph remarks:
In brief, not tbe president, but tbe rail
road companies and sleeping tar magnates
are defraying the expenses of tbe jaunt.
The chief magistrate has deliberately
plated himself under an obligation to
them, and they and tbe public as well are
warranted in assuming that if legislation
affecting their interests should come be
fore bim for approval or rejection he
would not forget the obligation. The
country pays him $30,000 a year to place
bim beyond tbe necessity of accepting
favors from anybody and tbu9 protect tbe
independence of his office, yet be does the
very thing tbe high salary is given to pre-,
vent him from doing. His critics are
right. The president's trip, considering
tbe circumstances under wbicb he is mak
iog it. will not increase popular respect
to Whom Honor Is Iue.
Mrs. Jinks Onr woman's rights so
ciety ia going to erect a monument to
Queen Isabella. We hold that America
owes its discovery to a woman, for hail
it not been for Isabella, Columbus would
not Lave been fnmisued with ship and
Mr. Winks America owes nioro to
r.notber woman than to Queen Isabella.
Mrs. Jinks Indeed! What other wo
man? Mr. Winks Old Mrs. Columbus. Had
it not been for her there would have
been no Christopher. New York Weekly.
A Love Match.
She So she married for love, did she?
He Yea love of money. The Epoch.
THE HAND-TO-HAND CLUB,
Dlatribotlnc 000,000 Copies of "Protec
tion or Ire Trade?"
Mr. Logan Carlisle, compiler of the
'Democratic Campaign Book," president
of the Hand-to-Hand club, and son of
Senator Carlisle, was recently interview
ed by the correspondents of the Louis
ville Conrier-Jonrnal, Indianapolis Sen
tirel, St. Louis Republic, San Francisco
Examiner and other leading tariff reform
papers regarding the educational week
in which the Hand-to-Hand club is now
engaged. "To do thi3 work," said Mr.
Carlisle, "the Hand-to-Hand clnb, as a
first step, proposes to distribute half a
million copies of a cheap ten cent edition
of Henry George's book 'Protection or
Free Trade? and the first 100,000 is now
in press. This book demonstrates with
great clearness the injustice and ntter
absurdity of the protective theory, and
its extensive circulation cannot fail to
make a deep impression on the public
mind. In the west, where the idea has
gained a foothold that all that is needed
to assure prosperity is an immense vol
ume of currency, this book will probably
have the strongest effect. It is the un
equal distribution of wealth, not the
amount of it, that is tronblingthe masses
of the people. If yon were to turn into
the coffers of the people west of the Mis
souri river $."00,000,000, no considerable
portion of it would probably remain
there for five years. The present system
of laws is simply a system of conduit
pipes from the producing classes to what
may lie termed the 'preserving class,'
as it preserves about everything: it gets
hold of. This order of things must be
abolished and equality of conditions es
tablished. "It is certainly the duty of every
Democrat who is in accord with his
party to assist in this educational work
of the Hand-to-Hand clnb, since it is in
a line with what mnst be done by Demo
crats to achieve success in 1S92. The
ulea that the eople can be educated in
ninety days has been demonstrated to
be an erroneous one. As a matter of
economy, also, the work must be done
now. One-half the money that is spent
foolishly and feverishly in the hent of a
campaign can now lie spent for 1892 to
better and more lasting effect in edu
cating the people in sound economic
Though "Protection or Free Trade?"
is a work of over 200 pages, it will le
mailed, postpaid, to all advance sut
scribers lor ten cents per copy; single
copies, twenty-five cents. Subscribers
for 100 or more copies become thereby
members of the club. The books will
be sent direct to the subscribers, to any
list of names furnished to them, or to
lists already at the service of the clnb
containing some millions of selected
names of those most important to reach.
Through the efforts of L. W. Hoch,
chairman of the Lenawee county Demo
cratic committee, Michigan Democrats
and tariff reformers have pledged them
selves to subscribe for and distribute
at least 50,000 copies of this edition
in that state. C. B. Fillebrown, of
Boston, has paid for 5,000 copies for
Boston, and A. B. Farquhar. of York.
Pa., has sent his check for 2.500 copies
to be distributed in Pennsvlvania. From
the enthusiastic interest so far shown in
the work it seems probable that the
edition may reach 1,000,(M0 copies.
Every tariff refi -rnier to whom the plan
has been submitted has indorsed it
heartily. .S;irnile Tiacres. snriscrintion
blanks, etc., will le freelv furnished on
application to W. J. Atkinson, secretary.
University place. New York. Xo
more effectual plan for the education or
the masses has ever been presented.
"RUIN" IN ENGLAND.
An l;normiu "ISalanee of Trade" Atrainst
If there L-i anything in the "balance of
trade" notion of the protectionists Eng
land fs in a most pitiable plight. Ex
ports from England last year were $1,
300,000,000, while imports reached the
enormons sum of $2.10.000.0H).
One of the cardinal doctrines of the
protectionists is that when imports ex
ceed exports 'money flows ont of tbe
country," and the country necessarily
grows poorer. If this be "true England
must nave sent away last year the large
6um of $.S(K),f)OO,0(i0." But nothing of the
kind happened. This "free trade" na
tion has more than half the steam shirr-
ping of the world, and a large part of
this vast excess of $10,000,000 worth of
goods flowing into England was earned
as freight by her ships.
Another large portion was sent in as
the profits on British investments in all
parts of the world. The English syndi
cates, of which we have heard so much
in our country within the past few years,
send home every year enormons values
in the form of commodities.
We send Enuiand now about S2(K,000.-
000 a year over and above what we buy
in thr.t country; this excess being in pay
ment of profits on English investments,
freights to English vessels and trans
ferred debts incurred in other countries
where our exports are less than onr imports.
The Republican doctrine is that to
send abroad more goods than we bring
in from foreign countries is a sign of
prosperity, and that a country grows
poor when mere goods are imported than
exported. In other words, that which
goes away from us enriches ns and that
which comes into our possession imriov-
erishes ns. What a topsy-turvy erver
sion of common sense! According to this
notion England ought to be growing
$SOO,000,000 poorer every year. Yet every
body knows the contrary. There never
has been a time when British capital was
pushing its way into all the world as
now; and it is a well known fact that the
condition of the English working classes
has vastly improved within the past
fifty years. Wages are higher, pauperism
has been greatly reduced, education has
been promoted, and the general comfort
of the working classes is higher than
ever before. The "ruinous effects of
British free trade" exist only in the
imagination of American protectionists
who refuse to see the most evident facts
as they exist in England.
Ghaming jioyelettes I
ODR NEXT ATTRACTION
In a Literary Way, will be the
publication ot a series of
From the Pens of Popular
AYriters, and all of them
FINELY ILLUSTRATED '
By the Best Artists.
nfi ns B El
BT MRS. W. H. PALMER.
K The Mate to My Cameo,
BT P. A. MTTCKEL.
These Stories are, with one ex
ception, A I 1 fi 11 1
vriginai ami lopjrigiiiea.
These Novelettes are: Antt "m 1rove 10 00
t-ti nAnnxr DELIGHTFUL READING.
JO X 1. O. H.jXS1jx.
A Mountain Dream
BY JOSEPHINE A. BOWEN.
The White Colonel
BY ALFRED BALCH.
fl Rlttenhonse Clock,
BY JNO. GILMER SPEED.
The Supernatural Sapper,
BY MARVIN R. CLARK.
do hot miss oflE of THEm.
The March of Improvement.
Str.in'-er Is the cmeen in?
Sentinel (at Buckingham palace) Wot
d'ye vant, me pood feller?
istranirer Got a hi thing here want
to she w it to her. Set her down, hoys.
"Winterbottom's Patent Throne and
In tbe Garden.
Come out into tbe parden, Maude;
( omc ont and watch me make it.
I'ts cot t wa spades, three pecks of seeds,
JMd a nikc with which to rake it.
Co ne ont, and watch with what deft skill
A cardencr I hire:
And help me sit upon the fence
1 o watch the man perspire.
Wl.ca I was young and foolish, Maude,
I used to do that work.
An 1 showed big blisters on my hand
As proudly as a Turk.
But now. althonch my head Is bald.
It's twecry times as fory.
And when the penile springtime comes
I garden it by prosy.
New York Herald.
A Wily Statement.
"It's t ao bad abont Jack Farthingale,
isn't it?" said one member of the Ll
hemian -lnb to another.
"What hns happened to him?" was
"They say he is crazy."
"Who says so?"
"Sloccmbe. He says when he passed
Jack on rhe avenne his head was tnrned."
Detroi; Free Press.
DimIi a Pnsiibment for Bint
Tte fcllowiner advertisement nnhlicha
by a prominent western patent medicine
hout-e would indicate that they regard
disease as a punishment for
'D.) you wish to know the quickest
way tn cure a severe cold? Wc will tell
jou. Tocureacoldqulckly.i; must be
trea-ed before the coM hes become set
ikd ip the system. Ttis can always be
drne if you choose to, as catuie in her
kicdr'f s to man gives timely warning
find f 2 tit ly tel'a yon in nature's way,
xhi bs a punishratDt for some indiscre
Tion. ycu are to be aSlicted with a cold
uck-ss you choose to ward it off by
prompt action. The first symptoms of a
co'd. ia most cases, is a dry. loud cough
and sceezinp. The cough is soon foN
lowed by a profuse watery expectoration
and tte sneezing by a profuse watery dis
charge from tbe nose. In severe cases
thfre :s a thin white coatinc on the
toncue What te do? It is only reces
ssry to take Chamberlain's Cough Rera
fdv in double doses every hour. That
"ill greatly lessen the severity of the cold
and iD most cases will effectually counter
act it, and cure what would hve been a
severe cold within one or two days time.
Try it and be convinced." 50 cent bot
tles fot sale by Hartz & Bahnsen, druggists.
For Over Fifty Yeart
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing yrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teethiDg. If dis
burbed at night and broken of your rest
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cuttiDg teeth send at once and get
a bottle o! "Mrs. Witslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve the noor littlp BnfTerpr immorliatolv
Depend npon it, mothers, thereisno mis
take tbout it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates tbe stomach and bowtls, 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 the 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 tbe world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
aate for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup.'
We Lave sold Ely's Cream Balm abont
tt;rre years, aud have recommended its
use in more than a hundred special cases
of catarrh. The unanimous answer to
our irquiries is. "It's the best remedy
that 1 ever used . " Our experience is that
where parties continued its use, it never
fails f o cure. J. n. Montgomery & Co.,
druggists, Decorab, Ia.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
J. B. ZIMMER,
THE WELL KNOWN
Stab Block, Opposite Haepep. IJccse.
ha? purchased for the
. Spring and Summer of 1891,
A lariji rand finer stock thsn evisr. These cojds will arrive in a few days. Wait and see tt:;-3
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
IP IT IM: IPS, -sTITS, &o,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Ileitine S--r.--. ci! , 0:-neo Cor.kine StOYes
Tin, Copper snd Sheet Inn; ork.
1K08 SF:cON7' 'Vf... j:Of'K island, ill.
HAVE YOU SEEN THE
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
The bet Met'e Cneehoe In the city for :he pr:e.
STABY, BERGER & SNELL,
Second and Harrison 8ts.
X. JUL. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MASUFACTUBIH OP CSACZXBS AND BISCUITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best
VSpecialtiMi Tbe Cfcri7 "0TSTBB" and the Christy "WirjK."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors anal Builders,
ALL KINDS OF CABPENTEIi WORK BONE.
Er"Geoerl Jobbing done on ihort not!c and saUcraction pnaranteed. '
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL.
Agency for Fxcelsior Roofing Company.
Cdeaper than Shingles. T. n. ELLIS. Rock Island. 111.
Sa.rf..r ciicnlar. Telephoae 10. Cor. Fourteenth St. and Second Aw
Opera House Saloon
GHiRGE SCHAFER, Proprietor.
1001 Second Avenne. Comer of eirteei.th Stree - Opposite Harper's Theatre
Ths choicest Wines. Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Tm 1 nnrh Pvr Ha
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Bnilder,
Office an1 r-icv Corner Seventeenth St.
All h'r.' R Of rifWl.t.. a r-..J'
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twccty-thlrd street and Fourth BTecce.
BOCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Tnishonsebas jnst been refitted throcchont and is now in a -v 1 . j,.,
W.00 per day hoU anj 'J dKf. ffl"0' U '"fit.cla
Mannfactnrer of all kinds of
OOTs AND SHOES -
Gent.' Fix,. Shoe, a specia.tr. Repafringdone neat), MdprompOT.
A share of jrtr patrocacs respactf ally solicited.
-1618 8econd ATenne. Rok Ieland. IM.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
tWU prepared to make eetiaatc. and do all kind, ot earpwUr work. QIt, htm a trial.