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THE AKGUB. TUESDAY, vPit.L 1891.
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PubliahedlMuly acd Weekly It IC24 Becond Av
enae. Hoc iMand, JU.
J. W. Potter,
Trore Dally, 60c per month; Weekly, 13.00
AU on"n,mlctt' of a critical or argumenta-
... vui.m, iwmicai or rci:eions. nin nave
luuuvaiwuini iur pnoucmiion io stxca aru
win w inuiri orr ncuuous signature.
rreapondence solicited from every towteMp
Tuesday, ArsiL 21, 1891.
The window glass trust has raised
prices about 15 per cent . The McKinley
law raised the protection on window
glass nearly 100 per cent. The 15 per
cent advance in price is only a beginning
do doubt. But the tariff is not & tax
don't you know, and it has nothing what
ever to do with tiUEts. don't you know !
The constitution of Ohio provides that
the governor.auditor and secretary of state
make the decennial apportionment for
representation in the general assembly
Gov. Campbell is a democrat, and Audi
tor Poe and Secretary Ryan are republi
cans, me committee completed its
work one week ago and the report is
an outrageous gerrymander. The sena'e
according to last fall's election returns,
will stand 18 republicans and 13 demo
crats, while the honse will have 64 re
publicans and 43 democrats. Gov. Camp
bell urged a more equitable apportion
ment, but to no effect.
Mrs. John A. Logan is properly it
dignant at the publication of the story
that she is to marry George E. Lemon.
the millionaire pension agent at Warh
jngton. It was an absurd report. Mrs
Logan has nothing to gain by marrying
any man in the world and she has sense
enough to know it. For her to be em
body else than Mrs. Logan wculd be al
most the same as death to her. She has
money enough and friends enough and
her life has much that is agreeable in it.
She is better known than any other Amer
lean woman. Decidedly it was a etcpid
story that the would marry a rich man or
any other sort of a man. She will remain
Mrs. John A. Logan to the ena of tbe
chapter. Thus says the Washington
While Gen. Booth is carrying the
cross into "Darkest England" aetute
missionaries of the sultan are bearing tbe
crescent intoBelgravia and May Fair. A
Chicago paper says that Mohammedan
ism has supplanted Buddhism as tbe
fashionable fad of London. English cop
lea of the koran, well thumbed, lie on
the tables of the aristocratic houses, and
the name of Allah is on men's tongues.
The porte, it eeemB, looks with high fav
or upon this establishment of Itlsmism in
ingland, and have dispatched hordes of
missionaries to further the work of pro
selyting. There is good reason for tbe
unspeakable Turk to be hopeful of sue
cess. The annals of tbe English divorce
courts show clearly enough that the po
lygamous del-gnts waich Mohammed
permits or Lis followers are dear to tie
heart of tbe British ar s'ocrat .
FARMING AND PROTECTION.
A I'reposteron Claim Mont Effectually
The relative growth of different lines
of industry in the United States has
been estimated ly the eminent statis
tician Michael G. Mnlhall for the thirty
eight years between 1800 and 1888 to be
Hanking 'm m i
Steam power ds5
The most absnrJ claim ever made by
the protectionists is that the farmer gets
the chief benefit out of the protective
tariff. Tims Robert P. Porter, one of
the chief priests of protection, said a
year ago in an article: "Tho direct ben
efits be the fanner receives from the
present tariff are far in excess of the
benefits received by any other class."
If this preposterous claim were true it
would inevitably follow that farming
would at least keep pace in its develop
ment with other lines of industry. But
the fifrnres just given show that while
manufactures increased 408 per cent, in
thirty-eight years, farmirifr increased
only 2M per cent. If farming were fa
vored more by the tariff than manufac
turing is the farmers' boys would not be
attracted away from tho farm in snch
great nnuirx-r. They wonld stick to the
more profitable calling; new acres would
be put in cultivation and agriculture
would necessarily grow more rapidly than
other industries. But farming is falling
behind all others, and this has been much
more marked within the past ten years
than during the first two decades of high
Shipping alone develops more slowly
than fanning; and here protection comes
in again. The buying of foreign built
ships is absolutely prohibited by onr
laws, and the materials of shipbuilding
are highly taxed.
Now that McKinley has raised the
duties on farm products, let the farmers
give thanks for these "tin whistle" duties
and begin to develop and multiply.
A Vang Felt for Want.
Air. Bilton (ou the second story) Why
have you put that top step of the stairs
above tho level of the flopr
Architect I thought you wanted all
modern improvements. That's the step a
fellow always reaches for when be gets to
the top of the BtAi in th dark. Puck.
A M'KINLEY TRUST.
THE TABLE GLASSWARE MEN IN
A Hoary Infant Industry Protected for a
Centory, It 'ow Forma a Trust Great
Frofits In Glassware and High McKinley
The Boston Commercial Bulletin, a
high tariff paper, recently printel the
following piece of news:
''Walter Morris, D. Wenke, A. S. LYich
olson and George B. Benson, of Pitts; mrg,
representing tho recently formed combi
nation of table glassware factories cf the
cotmtry, have just finished invoicing the
five flint houses of Pittsburg so that they
may be admitted to the trust. The fol
lowing are the establishments of FintSla y,
O., which have entered the combine: The
Columbia, the Bellaire Goblet works, the
Model, the Dalzell and the Findlay Flint.
The new arrangement will take e lect
with the end of the present fire, and will
be the most formidable combination of
glass factories in the country. All the
concerns running at the heaviest expense
will be closed down, and an advance in
the price of ware will immediately fol
McKinley said last fall, when he went
home from congress, that it was now in
order to "watch the beneficences" of his
tariff law. Here is a table glassware
trust as one of the "benpfirpnrt-s" f 7.f r-.
Kirdeyisni. McKinley increased the dTity
on glassware tow per cent., the old duty
having been 40. Beside this increase -he
duties on packages in the McKinley cus
toms administration act involve a f lr
ther increase of nearly 25 per cent. I he
old duty was nracticallv rrohihiriw
only a small quantity of table glassware
coming into the country, while our man n
facturers were able to emort far mm
than was imported. The following are
the figures of imports and exports of
plain uncut glassware, including bottles,
rrom itN4 to ltssu:
Imports. Ex pons.
14 fii;.cH7 .cn.on
Is lW.Ttiti i.CiO
l-W Mi. 4-" r mo
Is 121.Nii ti),ii5
Notwithstanding this showinc Mr.
Kinley placed much higher rates of duty
upon glassware, and in the conference
committee he insisted upon these higher
rates. In this effort he was backed b'-
the manufacturers of Ohio and western
Pennsylvania. V hat was meant bv thi
was not understood at the time, bnt th.
organization of this trust makes tho
This combination was born in Mr
McKinley 's district, and the more active
manutacturers concerned were among
those who contributed large sums to
carry on his camnaicn last fall. Ahnnd-
antly able to control the markets here,
even wun glassware upon the free list,
and to export larcre onantitips hpsiilps
they are not content with their present
profits, bnt aim under the McKinley
tariff to charge as much for their goods
here as they can force consumers to pay,
relying upon the foreign market to take
the surplus at reduced prices.
Thev have secured what thev want!.
and will not hesitate to carry out their
plans. One of these companies declared
dividends of 60 per cent, in 1883, 60 per
cent, in 1884 and about the same since.
Another has declared nearly the same
amount in the same time, and its stock
has advanced over 200 per cent, since
1885. Another has doubled its cani'tal
out of its earnings for the past three
years. "When carefully manasred these
works make not less than 25 per cent,
profit each year.
L nder the stimulus of the tariff and
natural gas, the glassware industry has
grown enormously during the past ten
years. The following figures show that
Number of establishments 91
Number of furnaces im
Number of pots 1.5SU 2.KJ4
This great development certainly shows
that the industry is in a most prosperous
condition, and that there was no founda
tion for the tale of woe which srvmt. nf
these glass men told before the McKinley
committee a year ago.
The glassware industry is one of onr
hoary infants. Its protection began in
the year 1789. From 179 to 1824 the
duties were as follows: 1789, 10 per cent. ;
1 .91, 12 tier cent. ; 1 192, 15 iiercent. ; 1794,
20 per cent.; 1804. 22 ner cent.: 1812. 45
per cent. ; 181(5, 20 jier cent. These fig
ures were increased gradually for some
years; even the low tariff of 1846 put a
duty ot JO tier cent, on glassware, but
mis was reduced again in 1857 to 24 per
cent. DnniiR the war the duties were
again increased and the "war tariff" of
o5 per cent, was maintained till 1883,
when the dntv on the nackaires wn
abolished ami the duty on the glassware
was raised to 4( per cent. This did not
satisfy McKinley's voracious appetite
lor taxes, rii- raised tne dntv to 00 Tier
cent., and packages were again made
dutiable. This was done by McKinley,
cunonsly enough, inst 102 years after
protection on glassware liegau. The
McKinley duty was given as a centen
nial present to the hoarv infant, which
will now slnmlier peacef ally in the arms
or tne .McKinley glassware trust.
McKinleyMm in I'arvo.
Poppy seed oil is not made in this
country. We have no poppies from
which to make it. But tliis oil has hf.n
much used to make the finer kinds of
paint, bavin a no sunerior in the hieher
grades of colors as a drying oil.
Up to Octolier C last year this oil was
on the free list and was worth about
sixty cents a gallon; then came McKin
ley, and put a duty of thirty-two cents a
gallon on it in In-half of the linseed oil
trust. Now the mice of nonnv oil i
ninety cents a cralion. and onlv nti-
tenth of the usual quantity is being im
ported. It is thought that the import
will cease entirely, and attempts will be
miide to find some substitute "pood
enaugh for Americans. And such is
OUR NEXT ATTRACTION
In a Literary Way, will be the
publication of a scries of
From the Pens of Popular
Writers, and all of them
By the Best Artists.
These Novelettes are:
BT H. S. K NEED IX R.
A Mountain Dream
BT JOSEPHINE A. BOWEN.
The White Colonel
BT ALFRED EALCH.
ft Rlttenliouse Clock,
BT JNO. GILMER SPEED.
The Supernatural Sapper,
BT MARVIN R. CLARK.
do Hot miss
A Cane of Real Distress.
Tommy Ma. you mnst pet me a new
pair of shoes. I"ve got a hole in one of
Mother Is it a big bole?
Tommy Well, I lost my stocking
through it this morning going to school.
Dashaway I was in Chicatro the other
day, talking with a detective there, when-
happening to look np, 1 saw a well
Known criminal approaching.
Cleverton What did the detective do?
Dashawav He got away. Mnnsey's
Lady (in the dress goods department)
But this is not the real sky blue?
C. Jumper Beg pardon, madam, bnt
might I know how yon are sure the sky
is a real blue at all? Fliegende Blatter.
Better Have Said Nothing.
Elderly Aunt My dear, 1 have just
put you down in my will for $10,000.
Her Niece Oh. auntie, what can I say
to thank you. How are yon feeling to
Vou and I. and that night, v.-ith its perfume
Tho scent of the locusts tbe light of the
And the violins weaving the waltzers a story.
Enmeshing t heir feet in the weft of the tune
Till their shadows uncertain
Reeled round on the curtain.
While under the trellis we drank in the June.
Soaked through with the midnight the cedars
Their shadowy tresses outlined In the bright
C rystal, moon smitten mists, where the fount
ain's heart, leaping
Forever, forever burst, full with delight:
And it lisp on my spirit
Fell faint as that near it
WTiose love like a lily bloomed out in the
O l, yonr glove was an txlorous sachet of hi isses!
The breath of yonr fan was a breeze of Ca
thay: And the rose at your throat was a nest of spill
And tho music in fancy. I hear it today.
As 1 it here, confessing
Our vret, and blessing
."ly rival who round us. and waltzed you
.lame? Whitcomb Riley.
His New Trouble.
A boy whose leg was repaired in New
York by grafting some skin from, a dog
co n plains now that bis shin barks easily.
3oston Commercial Bulletin.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
fA rm. ..
BY MRS. W. H. PALMER.
The Mate to My Cameo,
BT F. A. M1TCHEL.
These Stories are, with one ex-
Original and Copyrighted !
A 11 .
A,m ,,ro 10 ue
OtfE op thecq.
Biseaseli a Fununment for Bin T
The followinc advertisement, published
by a prominent western patent medicine
house would indicate that they recard
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 cold his , become set
tled in tte system. This can always be
done if you choose to, as nature in ber
kindness to man gives timely warning
and plainly tells you in nature's way,
that as a punishment for some indiscre
tion, 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 dry, loud cough
and sneezing. The cough is soon fnN
lowed by a profuse watery expectoration
and tte sneezing by a profuse waterv dis
charge from the nose. In severe cases
thtre is a thin white coatinc on the
tongue. WhattodoT It is only Deces
ssry 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
stvere cold within one or two days time.
Try it and be convinced." 50 cent bot
tles for sale by Hartz & bahnsen, drug
gists. For Over Fifty Teart
Mrs. Winslow's JSooihing Syrup hs
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' "Mrf. Wicslow's SoothiDg
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve the poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it, mothers, thereisno mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates tbe stomach and bowels, cures wind
colic, softens tbe gums, reduces inflamma
tion and gives tone and energy to tbe
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 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, aud have recommended its
use in more than a hundred special cases
of catarrh. The unanimous answer to
our itquiries is, "It's the best remedy
that I ever used." Our experience is that
where parties continued its use, it never
fails to cure J. H. Montgomery & Co..
druggists, Decorab, la.
TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 18S9.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THE WELL KNOWN-
Star Block, Opposite Haepep. House.
ha purchased for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A largtrand fleer stock than vr. These cooili will arrive ia a few days. Wait un
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and TilM?,
PUMPS, XnT A-IXjS, &c.
Baxter Banner Ckinir m ! H-vi? S-"-- and tb't Geneseo Cooking Stores
Tin, Ccpoer and Shnt Iron -ork,
irn.c .p-iivj. VE.. HOCK ISlND, ILL.
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
The best Men' fineeboe in the c.ty for the
Second and Harrison St
J". IM1. CHBISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
KAHU7ACTTTBEB 07 CSACKIBI A5D BISCUITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. Thej are best.
Ij-8pecia1tla The CUrifty "OYITIB and the Christy "WAFER-"
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
ALL KTND8 OF CABPEHTEK WOBK DONE.
l3rGeneral Jobbing done oa short notice tnd satit'aetion raaranteed.
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL.
Agency for Fxcelsior Roofing Company.
Cheaper than Shingles.
Send for circular. Telephone
GEORGE SCHAFER, Proprietor.
" 1601 Second Avenue. Corner of Sixteenth Stree - Opposite Harper's They're.
The choicest Wines, Liquors.
Free Lunch Bvery Day
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor eind Bnilder.
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St.
ana beventhr Avenue,
All kite, of carpenter work a 8re-ialty.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth avenue EQCK ISLa d,
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Thirhouse has just be refitted ,hr .ngbout and i. now i A No. 1 condiUon. It i, a Sr.vc:,-'
1UU Pr o J bout e and a dei irable family hotel.
Manufacturer of ail kinds of
Genti' Fine Shoes. epeclaitT. Repairing done neatly and promptly.
A .hare of yonr patronage respectfully solicited.
v 118 Second Avenue, Rok Island. I
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Shop corner Twenty-weond .treet and If inth avenue. Residence 2935
WTb prepared to make eetimatc. and do all kind, of Carpenter work. Git him a trial.
STABY, BERGER & SNELL,
t. II. ELLIS, Rock Island. I.i.
1036. . Cor. Fourteenth St. and Scon,: Av
Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Sandwiches Furnished on Short So
Plan, and estimate, for all kinds of baMirn