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TELE ABGU8. SA . UllDAY, JUNE (5. 1891.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1621 Second Av
enue, Rock Ifland, 111.
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Tirms Daily, 50c per month; Weekly, $3.00
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real name attached for publication. No inch arti
ticle will be printed over Petition signatures -Anonymous
communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
In Rock island county.
Saturday, Jckb 6, 1891.
New York World: Mr. Russell Br
ri8on has not jet definitely declined the
presidency on bis own account.
Quay announces that "Pennsylvania's
choice for president in 1S92 is James G.
Blaine." It is to be hoped that Quay is
not standing in with the defaulter Marsh
and knows where Philadelphia's missing
millions are located.
Detew's oration at the dedication of
the Grant statue in Galena was character
istically eloquent. But it. was not im
promptu. Many newspapers had it in
type days before its delivery. Yet
New York's millionaire statesman is a
ready speaker. And when he is given a
few hours for preparation he can talk en
tertainingly on almost any subject of
IsciANAroLis Sentinel: President Har
rison's administration has anottur aasty
scandal on its hand9. The complicity in
the Keystone bank fraud of Mr. Harri
son's comptroller of the currency and otie
of Mr. Harrison's bank examiners ap
pointed, no doubt, at the dictation of
Quay & Co., because they knew he would
not be troublesome seem3 to be even a
more serious matter than the IUum pen
lion frauds or the Alaska seal fishing
President Harrison was always
credited with being cold. His chilliness
was so great as to freeze a good many of
his supposed to-be supporters. Al
though he tries to hide this prominent
characteristic it undoubtedly hangs to
him. When but a few miles on his long
swing about the circle news came of the
death of the wife of his favorite secretary.
He went right on. however. In Califor
nia he heard of the almost fatal accident
to his sister, but he attended banquets
and smiled. He has now been home for
several weeks. His secretary of state has
been very ill only a few miles away at
New York, and yet the president has n ever
intimated any desire to go and see one
for whom he professes to feel the greattst
The Eleventh congressional district is
to lose one of its brightest citizens and
best democrats. Hon.'Wm. Prentiss, of
Macomb, who was the democratic candi
date for congress in 1SS3, will soon re
move to Eyanston. where his three boys
will attend school, and Mr. Prentiss Will
practice law in Chicago. Aleda Demo
crat. No where will the regret be more tin
cere and general concerning Mr. Prentiss'
removal from Western Illinois than in
Rock Island, where he has not only many
warm and devoted friends, but hosts of
staunch admirers whose heartiest good
wishes will follow Mr, Prentiss in his new
home, where his ability is soon to be
recognized, and where it is safe to pre
dict he will be appreciated, as be bus
always been in the Eleventh congressional
TnE McDonough Democrat sums up
the course likely to be followed by the
distinguished Illinois s:atesmn, Hon.
William M. Spriner.iu theneit congrtss
The Hon. William M. Springer is very
likely to be a candidate for speaker of
congress when it meets next December,
as recent resolutions in the Illinois him ,
have given him a substantial boom. It is
the opinion that if he becomes speake
he will have the pleasure of signing a bill
to aimit New Mexico, Utah atd Arizona,
as he has championed their cause in pre
vious sessions. H would also probably
favor the admission of Ok'.ahom and the
proposed new s'atj of Columbia.
This area embraces the east
ern half of the Indian territory, the
part occupied by the five civilized tnbesf
They number about 70.CXK) persons. e
whom not less than lr per cent, are nor.
than half Indian blood. In fact the Ins
d ian has through the bleaching proces
of miscegenetion been converted into an
intelligent brunette. Taere are also i s
many white people as there are citizens
of tlie tribe,making about 140,0 )0 people
in all. The new state should bear the
name of Columbia in honor of Christo
pher Columbus. It would be appropriate
to admit into the union in 1893 a state
governed by the descendants of the
aboriginals of America and namrd in
honor of the great discoverer. It would
of course be known as the "Quadricen
tennial State "
To Boom Gold Collar iiattona.
Cholly ChoLoioadeley That coat doesn't
seem to fit you, dean boy, about the neck.
Harold Harrington It does. It is called
a good collar button encouragah, doncher
know. Cholly Cholmondeley Queer. Amd
wherefore, dean boy?
Harold Harrington The collah button
shows at the back, doncherknow, and a
gold collar button looks bettah than a
blooming bone one, doncherknow. Jewel
Don't Bob a Banker.
A Boston reporter interviewed over 100
bank officials to find that of all well off
men those engaged In banks carry the least I
nmpunt of ready money ' In their wallets. !
A'pinkpocket might -gobble thirty purses, i
and not find enough in all combined to pay
bis .board for three months. Detroit Free
SENATOR ALDRICH'S FIGURES.
A Remarkable Example of Bla Ability
as a Juggler of Numerals.
In his speech before the great ldgh
tariff banquet in New York, Senator
Aldrich attempted to prove the abf ord
proposition that protection promotes for
eign trade, and in doing so he juggled
with figures in a surprising manner.
He stated that under a revenue to riff
our exports increased from $ 150,000 000
in 1847 to only $205,000,000 in 1S60. The
senator must have made this statement
with honest intent, but he is in error.
Our exports in 1SG0 were $316,000,(100.
The figures he gives are for 1861, al ter
the high tariff had already begun to
operate. In 1861, too, there were no re
turns of exports for about seven mon-Jis
from the seceded states. The cotnon
crop was being exported during the first
half of 1861, and it is calculated that not
less than 1,100,000,000 pounds, worth
$135,000,000, was shipped from sonthi rn
ports in that time, of which no returns
were made to the authorities at Wat h
ington. Add this item alone, and the
exports of 1861 were over $330,000,000.
Furthermore, Senator Aldrich should
have chosen the year 1S46, the last year
of the high tariff of 1S43, with which to
begin his comparison. During sevn
months of the year 1S47 the tariff of -1816
was in force, and exports had alreatly
been largely increased under its opera
tions. Makine these corrections the com
parison would then be a fair one, beir g
a comparison of the exports of the last
year of a high tariff period with those of
the last year of a low tariff period.
With these changes the account f
American exports stands thus:
In ISM, high tariff exports, SHCWit.nm.
la liil. low tariff exports, J.SICUJO.OUO; li,
crease. 212 per cent.
In 1S74. hih tariff exports, $jU9.UX).0J0-. In
crease. NO per cent.
In 1SW. more hish tariff exports, $Mj.U00,05
increase. 4U per cent.
These figures show that in thirty years
of high protection exports h;ive not in
creased so rapidly as under fourteen
years of a low tariff.
Senator Aldrich also tries to show that
our commerce per capita has increased
faster under the high tariffs since the
war than in the low tariff period be
fore the war. But the commerce per
capita in 1-46 was $11; in ltC0 it was
$24.24, an increase of 120 percent.; in
1800 under protection it was $2S.09, an
increase of only 10 per cent, in thirty
years, and this in a period when
improved transportation had lowered
freights to a wonderful extent.
In the matter of exports alone per cap
ita the figures are also very decidedly
against Senator Aldrich. In 1846, under
protection, our exports per capita were
f; in 1800, undeT a low tariff, $10. an
increase of 100 per cent, in fourteen years;
in 1890, under high protection, $13.50, an
increase of only 35 per cent in thirty
Such are the actual figures. The
merest schoolboy can judge whether our
exports tend to increase when we buy
freely the goods of foreign countries.
These figures are full of food for thought
to the farmer; they will suggest to him
the ways and means to "open a market
for another bushel of wheat and another
barrel of pork."
Kuistu Growers Combluing.
Nearly all the raisins made in this
country are produced in the neighbor
hood of Fresno, Cal. Last year McKin
ley raised the duty on raisins from 2 to 2$
cents per pound, which is equal to 61 per
cent, of the value of imported raisins.
Now the raisin growers of Fresno are or
ganizing, having recently formed what
they call a "protective association on the
co-operative plan." It is announced that
they will have packing houses and officers
in charge of members of the association,
which will handle all the raisins grown
by the members. At a meeting lately
held in Fresno it was stated that the
members present controlled from 600,000
to 700,000 boxes, which to some extent
held the market. Invitations were sent
to all the growers and packers in the
county, but none of the packers (except
some who are growers also) attended.
It was therefore decided that packers
ebouM be ignored in making up the
Whether this organization means an
advance in prices is not yet clear, though
snch n result may naturally be looked
for. The California raisins are of a su
Ierior quality, command the highest
prices of all the raii-ins in the market,
and are hence bought by jeople who
will have the best of everything regard
less of cost. The foreign raisins are prin
cipally of a poorer quality and are sold
at a lower price. They are the raisins of
the roorer people. It is not at all neces
sary to protect California raisins, as they
sell "readily at high prices both in the
home and foreign markets; but is it just
that the raisins of the poorer people
snculd be increased in price by over 60
per cent, in order that the California
raisin growers may add to their already
Smucglins Our Sugar Into Canada.
The removal of the duty on sugar has
made that article so much cheaper with
us than in Canada, where a duty of from
one to two cents a pound is collected,
that an extensive smuggling business has
recently sprung up. In Canada the tariff
is recognized as a tax, and the people try
to avoid paying it. American refined
sugar is now six dollars per barrel cheaper
than sugar refined in Canada, and this
difference in price is too strong a tempta
tion for the smuggler to resist.
The Montreal Trade Bulletin expresses
its fears "that the legitimate trade of
the country will continue to suffer im
mensely through a strong combine of
international smugglers who are bound
t? elude the vigilance of the customs,
owing to the vast extent of territory the
contraband traders can cover in conduct
ing their operations. What is most feared
is that the opportunities and facilities
for landing schooner loads of sugar in
the many coves and creeks which abound
on the coast of the maritime provinces
will be fully availed of, and that im
mense quantities of sugar will find their
way into the country from that direction."
As I traveled from Chicago to the city of New
I practiced In the dining car at eating with my
For a journalistio brother, whose career bad
been begun '
Back in Gotham (he had worked, of coarse,
with Dana on The Sun),
Volunteered the information that it wasn't
worth my while
To invade thw eastern centers with my wooly
So I strove to square my manners with the
manners of the east.
And in hunger left the table, where I might
have had a feast.
For a month or two I've wandered solitary t
Ever missing, ever longing for the sight of
Any old familiar figure with his breeches in
And his skin chockful of liquor and of liberty
Every day 1 walk the avenue and look in vain
Who wears the air of freedom and the hat of
Every night I try my latchkey In a dozen doors
For the houses are as like as bricks assembled
in a row.
And 1 yearn for dear Chicago, where the folks
are made of meat.
And a man can beg tubacenh from a stranger
on the street.
One night I strolled around to Herrmann's
theater to see
If Billy Morton managed it and still remem
But, lo. they'd never heard of Billy Morton, I
Though Mr. William Morton gave me welcome
as of old.
lie put me in a box, as he ont west had used
And in compliment to him I sat the whole per
But I felt a westward yearning as I thought
how I was wont
Out there to hear the whistling and the cries
of "Down in front:'
When the lady in the drama shrieked, "Un
hand me. sir:" and then
The hero came and mopped the stage with half
a dozen men:
IIow, when the show was over, I had gone to
The chop house in the alley, where you get two
kinds of broils;
Where they brew a deal of trouble and a deal
of whisky punch.
And you watch a rtleasant fhooting scrape
the while you cat your lunch.
Oh, how I long to be out west, to feel once more
Where everyone respects your right to. go it as
Where even if your wife objects to your erratic
You can step right in most anywhere and get
a cheap divorce:
Where literar; culture knocks the spots from
old New York.
And pot-try goes gayly hand in hand with
Where rare edition may bo found and schol
ars who can tell 'em;
Where Field gets both his ITorace and his
sausage bound in vellum.
I'd like to go and lire and die where men and
And where the one gives up his scat - t t her
In tho car
I'd like to go. and so I would, but here's what
makes me sad
Bill Nye has written in to say the walking's
Sent to Chicaco Mail from New York by
Willis B. Hawkins.
Romeo Ferguson (the under one) Kin
yon see her anywheres, Jimmy?
Jimmy Yes. She's a-sittin by the
R. F. Make a sign to her and show
her the enwelope, but don't let the old
folks see yer do itl Life,
Two Brave Men.
They met on the city hall steps.
"I 6ay you are a falsifier, sir," ex
claimed the man coming down.
"What's that? What's that?" asked
the other one, bracing up and backing
"I say you are a falsifier, sir."
"And I repel the insinuation, and cal
tmniate tie insinuates."
"What's that? What's that. Birr
s lorted the npstep man.
"I repel the insinuation, sir, and cal
umniate the insinuator," and he stepped
up a step.
"Well, sir, I accept your apology, Eir,
b it don't let it occur again." Detroit
Lafontaine was once found by his wife
si-ting at his desk bathed in tears. In
reply to her sympathizing inquiry as to
the cause, he described the distressing
situation of the love stricken hero of a
ta e he was writing. The wife was deep
ly touched, and her eyes filled with
tears as she spoke:
"Do let him have her!"
'It won't do." sobbed out Lafontaine;
"I am only at the first volume." Uni
versum. 1 he buffalo are in no danger of becoming
an extinct species. Since they have been
plaxd under protection of government
troops they have been increasing.
Grey aad Wehler, in 1729, first trans
mits electricity from one point to an
other, and distinguished conducting from
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
A "WOMAN'S DISCOVERY
"Another wonderful discovery has
been made, and that, too by a lady in
this - country. Disease fastened it
clutches upon her and for seven years she
withstood itsseverests tests, but her vital
organs were undermined and death
seemed imminent. For three months she
coughed incessantly and could not sleep.
She bought of us a bottle of Dr. King's
New Discovery for consumption and was
so much relieved on taking the first dose
that she slept all night, and with one
bottle has been miraculously cured. Her
name is Mrs. Luther Lutz." Thus write
W. C. Hamrick & Co., of Shelby. N. C.
Get a free bottle at Uartz & Bihneen's
The transition from long lingering
and painful sickness to robust health
marks an epoch in the life of the individ
ual. Such a remarkable event is treas
ured in memory and the agency whereby
the good health has been attained is
gratefully blessed. Ilence it is that so
much is heard in praise of Electric Bit
ters. So many feel they owe their res
toration to health, to the use of the great
alterative and tonic. If you are troubled
with any disease of kidneys, liver or
stomach, of lone or short standing you
will surely find relief by use of Electric
Bitters. Sold at 50c and $1 per bottle
at Hartz & Bahnsen's drug store.
bucben'b arnica salvh.
The best salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers, sa'it rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns and all skin eruptions, and po6i
tive'.y cures piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale bv Hrtz & Bahnsen.
Tor Over Fifty Tears
Vrs. 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 res
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cutting teeth tend at once and get
a bottle o! "Mrs. Wirslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve the poor little njflerer immediately.
Depend upon it. mothers, thereis no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates the 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 the taste and is the prescription of one
of the ohies and beet letnale physicians
and nurses in the United States. Sold by
ail druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup.
A Keal Btntm n Kemp's Balsam
The dictionery says, "a balsam is a
thick, pure, aromatic substance flowing
from trees." Kemp's Balsam for the
throat and lungs is the only cough medi
cine that is a resl 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 50c an 1 1.
To Nervous ana Debiiated Man.
If you will send me your address we
will mail VOU our illustrated namnMet
explaining all about Dr. Dye's celebrated
electro voltaic belt and appliances, and
uieir cnarming erects upon the nervous
dabilitated svstem. ftnri hnw thTj vill
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ananeaun. rampniet tree. If you are
thus afflicted, we will send vou a belt and
appliances on trial.
Voltaic Belt Co . Marshall. Mich.
Do Ton Cough!
Don't delay. Take Kemp's Balsam, the
best cough cure. It will cure your
coughs and colds. It will cure pains in
the cbest. It will cure influenza and
bronchitis and all diseases pertaining to
the lungs because it is a pure balsam.
Hold ii to the light and see how clear and
thick it is. You will Ete the excellent
effect after taking the first dose. Large
bottles 502 and fl.
In the pursuit of tte gool thiegs of
taib world we anticipate too much; we
?at out the heart and sweptrtpss of worlr!.
!y pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
ail claims. It cures dvunetiRia. iknii all
stomach, liver, kidney nd bladder
troubles, it is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood r uri'ier, h sure cure for ague and
T)ti:.ir:s; isiasei- ,Jire, '' centf.io
For a troublesome cough there is noth
ing better than Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. It strengthens the pulmonary
organs, allays any irritation and effec
tually cures the cough. It is especially
valuable for the cough which so often
follows an attack of the grip. For sale
by Hartz & Bahnsen, druggists.
My catarrh was very bad. For 30
years I have been troubled with it have
tried a number of remedies without re
lief. A druegist advised Ely's Cream
Balm. I have used only one bottle and
I can siy I feel like a new man. I made
this voluntary statement that others may
know of the Balm. J W. Mathewson,
(Lawyer,) Pawtucket. R. I.
Musical festival Scandinavian Singers
of America, Minneapolis, Minn. One
fare for the round trip. Tickets sold
July 18, trood to return July 22.
II. D. Mack, Div. Pass. Agt.
Pozzoni's Complexion Powder pro
duces a soft and beautiful skin; it com
bines every element of beauty and purity
TJ. S. Gov't Rroort, Aug. 17, 18S9.
J. B. ZIMMER,
THE WELL KNOWN .
jVl ERCSANT Tailor,
Star Block, Opposite Harper IIouse.'
has purchased for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A largerand finer stock than ever. Thege coodi will arrive'ln afew days. Wait aiW ., e ,h
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware.
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stoves and the Geneseo Cooking Stovee
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1MM F.mNT VR. HOOK TST.AND. ILL.
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
The best Men's fine shoe in the city for the price.
STABY, BEEGER & SNELL,
Second and Uarrisou Sts. Davenpor
0". jMI. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
XAHVf ACTVBZB 0? CBACXIBS ASS BIBCuTTI.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best
VSpecialtiMi The Ckristy "OTJTXB" and the Christy "WAFXi."
BOCK ISLAND. ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
ALL KINDS OI OABPKNTEB WORK DONE.
V General Jobbing doaa on short nodes and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and Shop 1413 yonrthATenue, ROCK ISLAND ELL.
Successor to Adamson & Hoick,
Shop Nineteenth St., bet. First and Second AveDue,
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
S-8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
Agency for Excelsior Roofing Company.
-V''.V";.!; . Svj.v:. . fj-,T-.--: --- - - ' ' . '
Cheaper than Shingles.
Bead for circular. Telephone
GEORGE SCHAFER, Proprietor.
1601 Second Avenue. Corner of Bixteetth Stree - Opposite Harper's Theatre.
The choicest Wines, Liquors, Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Free Lunch Every Day
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder.
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St. . t- i t j J
and Seventh Avenue, I AVOCK Island.
-AU sines of carpenter work a apecialty. Plant and eatlmates for all kind of Duildinfrs
'urnis nea on application .
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth avenue,
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Thia house has jn.t been refitted throughout and is now in A No. 1 condition. It is a first clvs
l-0 Per day house and a desirable family hotel.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
Gemts' Fine Shoes aspecialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly.
A share of y onr patronage respactf ully solicited.
1618 Second Avenue, Rock Island, HI.
NICOLAI JTJHL, "
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Bhop corner Twenty-serond street and inth avenue. Residence 2B5
OTIS prepared to make estimates and do all kinds of Carpenter work. Give;him a trial.
Rock Island, 111.
T. II. ELLIS. Rock Island. I'd.
1036. Cor. Fourteenth St- and Second Ave
Sandwiches Furnished on Short Notice
EOCK ISLAND, ILL.