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THE ABGUB. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 10. 1891.
Published Daily and Weekly t 1624 Second At.
enue, liocn island, ill.
J. W. Potter. - . Publisher.
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AU communications of a critical or argnment
tWe character, political or religious, man have
reai nam aiiacnea lor publication No such arti
tides will be printed over fictitious signatures
Anonymous communication nnt nnrtc.
trremondence solicited from every township
1 B Rock Island eonntv.
Wednesday, Jink 10, 1S91.
The St. Louis Globe-Democrat thinks
"President Harrison has reason to be pro-
foundly grateful that his son Russell w
not "born twins."
The Twin City street railway system cf
St. Paul and Minneapolis has been incor
porated by an eastern syndicate at a cap
ital of 120,000,000. Xew Jersey fur
nisbes the articles of incorporation.
Crop prospects are poor ia Germany
and the Berlin municipal council de
mands that cereals be admitted free of
duty, to that the people can get bread.
These Berlin councilors do not seem to
understand that the tariff is not atax and
that it really reduces tbe cost of articles
upon which it is levied. If they had
mastered Mr. McKinley's teachings they
would ask that the duties on breadstuffs
be increased so as to cheapen them to the
people and thus avoid a famine.
There appears no lontrer any doubt
about the fact that Mrs. Frank Leslie will
marry Marquis de Leuville. And a writer
who claims to know says the marquis is
bogus, and has been married several times
before witn no record of divorces or
deaths of former wives. Mrs. Leslie is a
charming woman and splendid writer,
but she should investigate thoroughly be
fore taking tbe step contemplated. Keo
Still, Mrs. Leslie has been generally
credited witb having a mind of her own
and knowing tow to use it.
The Philadelphia Times sums up the
situation in that ultra republican and
I'moral" city of Wanamaker. All these
men (in prison and in limbo) are leading
republicans. Read the record. It is not
One back president in prison; another
bank president a fugitive from justice; a
city treasurer ia prison: two bank cash
iert under heavy bond to answer grave
criminal charges; scores of guilty parti
cipants in the crimes of these arraigned
officials trembling over each day's develop
ments; two national banks with fa's;
issues of iheir stock hypothecated for
loans; the city treasury looted of half a
million or more and the state treasury
robbed of a larger sum such is tbe bar
vest of shame tbe people are now reap
ing. The Pekin Times is advocating the ab
olition of the present system of supervis
ors and tbe substitution of the commis
sioner plan. It advances some splendid
arguments in support of its theory, and
The constitution provides that in "any
county that shall have adopted a town
ship organization, the question of con
tinuing tbe same may be submitted to a
vote of the electors of such county, at a
general election." Tbe board of super
visors is an expensive luxury, as all kno.
It costs about $75 a day when in session
and so many have to air their opinions
that tbe session is always held loncer
than necessary. Three commissioners
could do the work easier and Quicker
xr..k u i .
.uiut.u uiuue; wvjuia pe savea in
collecting taxes and in many
oilier ways 11 me townsnip organ
izations were abandoned. If there were
only three commissioners to answer to the
people, many things that are done by
Doara oi supervisor, would not be done
by them. Tbey could not shift resDonsi
bility from one to another as easily as the
- : .
uusiuui Buiitrvisor! can wnen mere are
24 members to share tbe responsibility
and cover up tracks. If the affairs of tbe
county were under tte control of three
commissioners they would be selected
with due regard to their qualifications
and ability to serve tbe pubhc. Scores
or otaies would be done away with to the
peace and comfort of the people. This
alone would justify tbe change.
President and Prior?.
New York World.
I be son or one of our presidents, suf
fering at the time from acute hypertrophy
of the craninm, once spoke of himself as
the American equivalent of the Prince of
VV ales in point of position, and tbe ripple
oi laughter that spread throughout Eng
land became a guffaw when the remark
was reported in ibis country.
It hag been reserved, however, for the
newspaper of tbe American minister to
France to inform a misunderstandiDg
world that "what tbe president is here the
i nnce cf ales is in Lng'and."
This is a doctrine so new to students
of tbe constitution that it may fairly he
called startling. The president is tbe
executive head of tbe nation; is ths
Trince of Wales that? The president is
commander in-chief of the army and
navy ; he is autbonz d to summon the
national legislature and to veto its acts;
be appoints cabinet officers, judges of the
federal courts, collectors, postmasters,
etc.; be is a citizen chosen by the suf
frages of tbe states and people to serve
as president for a definite term. Is there
anything In tbe Prince of Wales' func
lions or position at all akin to this?
Tbe prince is merely tbe accident of
heredity under tbe surviving forms of a
mediaeval system long ago robbed of its
essence. Traditional and grovelling sy
cophancy secure for him the place of cbief
arbiter of "form" in an idle, artificial and
dissolute society, and gives him authority
to lend hit name to obliging shopmen as
an aid to trade. Beyond that he hss do
authority. He represents nobody and
nothing but a wornout tradition.
To say that "what the president it here
the prince of Walet is to England, ia to
proclaim tbe tayer't ignorance of institu?
tiona and incapacity to discriminate be
WHERE THE TARIFF IS A TAX.
The Tariff TTaU fa Nicaragua Son
Protectionists pretend to believe that
in this country at least the tariff is not a
tax. A correspondent traveling in Nic
aragua on the line of the proposed c anal
reports a state of things which shows
plainly enough that in Nicaragua the
tariff is a tax. The correspondent bars
"Ihere is a great difference in the
price of all foreign products betv.-een
Ureytown and the rest of Nicaragua.
Oreytown is a free port by the tern s of
the treaty with Great Britain, under
which it was abandoned by that pover,
and as it pays no duties foreign comniod
iiica nrv i-ueap, out in rne rest or ic
aragna, which is highly protected, they
are very nign and as a rule very poor.
ihere are no internal taxes, ami as
the government derives its reveiuo
largely from import duties, the du' ies
are nigh. Many of them are not ad
loiuirm, uui uu ine weignt. -Ys a
consequence the prices of many things
are aosuru. rseer, winch is much liked
by the people, high and low, sells at fr jm
thirty to fifty cents a pint bottle, accord
ing to the style of the place where it is
bought A two ounce package of Amer
ican tobacco sells for fifty cents."
I he same correspondent- cives snmo of
his observations showing why it is ttat
our manufacturers have not alreaiy
taken possession of markets which oar
reciprocity statesmen are trying to open
up by artificial means. Our manufactur
ers have confined their attentions sr in
clusively to the home market that th v
have failed to show any enterprise in
gaining new markets in" the countries
south of us. Securelv protected i n flip
home market, they have not studied the
people of those southern countries, nor
have thoy adapted themselves to their
tastes and wants.
'There is an unmistakable dan,l
for United States products," 6ays tte
writer, "but at the same time srener: 1
complaint that our manufacturers either
shove off old stock on buyers for this
martet or neglect to take any pains tj
suit the tastes of the people or "to provide
against the peculiarities of the climate.
One merchant told me that he preferred
American biscuits, but stale or burned
stock has sometimes been sent him, and
at other times the cans in which they
were put up had not been properly made,
and insects, finding their way in through
small holes, destroyed the contents. Tht
English manufacturers, he added, are
careful to protect their customers in all
these particulars. The gist ot
the commercial situation seems to be
that if American manufacturers would
send agents to this country to study the
tastes of the people and make goods to
suit those tastes a large trade could be
Alarmed About Cheap Stocking.
Some of the McKinley organs are in a
peck of trouble over a report that a Ger
man firm has invented a method of mak
ing cotton stockings which can be sold
at twenty-five cents for two pairs.
Briefly, it is a patent by which the cost
and character of cheap hosiery will be
changed, if not, indeed, revolutionized.
Students of the McKinley tariff, says an
industrial journal, know that in the
new schedules no attention was given
to the old style of seamed stocking, be
cause it has been taken for granted that
this style of manufacture was superseded
by the fashioned hosiery of to-day. For
this reason there was no change" in tbe
law, the advance being confined to fash
ioned goods, and on these the duties were
heavily increased. Foreign manufactur
ers thereupon made unusual efforts tc
see if they could not revive the old style
of manufacture, so that it should be "as
popular as the present seamless hosierv.
lhe report is that an enterprising Ger
man set to work to devise a way to beat
the McKinley law, with the result of a
return to the old process of making
stockings from the piece with a seam,
but by the new process the seam is se
rine that it can scarcely be noticed and
causes no inconvenience to the wearer.
At the same time it gives good wear.
l his German would seem to have done
a very useful thing by his invention, es
pecially to the very poorest people. At
any rate his invention ought to be held in
nocent of any fraudulent or wicked pur
pose; yet The Industrial World in its pro
tectionist zeal denounces the thing as "a
carefully planned evasion." and it saw in
the enterprise of the German inventor
"this unscrupulous vigilance." "this dar
ing spirit of aggression," "this persistent
outreaching of encroachment." There
upon it moralizes about "the need of
sleepless circumspection" in keeping the
tariff wall high and impenetrable, and
closes with the reflection that "the price
of protction to home industry is the
same as the price of liberty eternal
But surely cheap stockings are a good
thing, even for American feet. Does the
melancholy orcan think the poor will be
better off by being compelled to pay the
home manufacturer two or thre prices
for his stockings?
Capturing the Foreign Market.
McKiniey boasts that his 99 per cent,
drawback of duties gives our manufact
urers practically all the advantages of
free trade, so far as the foreign market
is concerned He therefore urges the
manufacturers to "go out and capture
the markets of the world."
But all manufacturers know that the
drawbacks previous to the tariff law are
bo stringent that in most forms of manu
facturing it is almost impossible to col
lect the drawback. For this reason
most manufacturers never apply for the
arawoacK at all.
An interesting case has recently coue
np of the Providence. Screw comnar -
which is reported as about to hnil.l
large factory at Leeds, England, c,,-
enng an acre and a half of ground.
company will take a large part of ius
machinery now idle in Providence to it
English factory. The principal reason
given by the president of the company is
drawback on exnortpA rrwl
i cos me company goes to England to
"capture the foreign market." So free
rTM . i r
raw materials must be an important
thing after all.
Protest A tain p,t a, Very Common Form
of It iu.Faror with Amateurs.
now many times, says a writer in Good
Housekeeping, have we not taken up a
paper sensible and practical upon most
subjects wherein it touches and read, in
answer to an "Anxious Inquirer," that
with a few packing boxes, barrels and pine
wrus, some cotton flannel of brilliant
hue, a few yards of cheese cloth . and. wnrst.
of all, an amateur paint brush and a pot of
Kiting, logetner with well, the number
oi uoiiars and cents to be spent must de
pend upon the writer's belief in the cred
ulity of the feminine public you can fur
nish your little room in such a manner
that "Cousin Jane's" eyes will open wide
with wonder when she comes from the city
to make her aunual visit. There is no
doubt about tbe last. Cousin Jane will
open her eyes, but the wouder will be that
her friend should have so suddenly devel
oped such aggravated symptoms of feeble
The man who says that if vou will take
np the old carpet, cover the floor with wall
paper and varnish it. you will have a floor
so closely resembling inlaid wood that
only a connoisseur can detect the differ
ence, doesn't supplement his information
with a statement of how much more like
inlaid wood it will look after the sturdy
boot heels of your son and heir hv
danced a jig upon its shining surface.
Pine boards and a broomstick mav make
a substantial center table, but most wom
en would hate to trust their lamrs therp-
vn. Packing boxs covered with cotton
flannel may make luxurious divans, but it
would take more down pillows than an in
expensive but comfortable louncre would
cost to make the "soft side nf n nin.
board'' an easy resting place for the aver
Now we all know that a barrel is virr
useful article, but tell us, pray, why that
barrel, having served its term of useful
ness in its rightful place, should be sawed
into a fantastic shape, covered with calico
or cretonne, put upon something faintly
resembling rockers, and transferred to the
parlor, at the expense cf a tired hodv,
pounded fingers and exasperated nerve's,
when a pretty little rocking chair caa be
bought for a dollar and a mi.irrpr'
This fever cf interior decoration has as
sumed a most malignant form. The mod
ern housewife of moderate means fills her
rooms with a strange clutter of rnrinna
things, ties a !ow upon every projecting
corner that will hold one, throws "drapery"
over every picture frame, and then stands
back to view her work with admiration.
i-t not the woman whose rooms ln.it
bare and plain be discouraged. To the ed
ucated eye there is a restful charm in thfir
A Bulgarian Cralle.
This somewhat remarkable looking
cradle is the contrivance of a bright young
matron wno, in the course of her reading,
had learned that the Bulgarian mothers
have an inpenious way of keeping their
offspring quiet at night by swinging a
kind of hammock over the bed, just high
enough so that the mother can reach np
and-set the hammock in motion, and thus
soothe the baby before he gets wide awake
enough to cry.
A BtTLGARIAS CUAPLE.
This scheme recommended itself to the
J oung woman and also to her husband,
and so she arranged such a contrivance
fir her son, with the alarming result faint
ly shadowed in the illustration. Whether
tie surroundings are so different in Bul
garia, or whet her a twine hammock is not
j ist like a Bulgarian cradle, is not so
c.ear, but the fact remains that her bus
fa md laughs at the completed work, and
the young woman has decided not to make
a how of it to her friends. But, according
to the New York Evening Sun, which tells
tl e tale, she is not going to take it down,
fcr "however it looks," says this practical
young matron, "it works very well indeed,
ai d I'm going to keep the baby there until
it gets big enough to crawl out."
Potting meat is an everyday affair with
Ei'gli.vh cooks, and Mrs. Henderson recom-ni-udsit
a a very gfod way of managing
left over food, instead of always making it
into hashes arid stews. A chicken for pot
tit g should be roasted; then take o3 ail
tlif meat, separating it from sinews and
sK:n, cnop and pound it thoroughly to
get her with a pound of tongue or ol ham.
Bo.l the bones of the chicken down to a
glaze, moisten the pounded meat with this
glaze and season with salt, cayenne pepper,
nutmeg and a little butter. When well
pot nded and run through a sieve put it
into little stone jars and press it in hard.
Place in a covered stewpan with some boil
ing water in the bottom for half an hour.
Press the meat down again, wipe dry and
cov-r with hot butter. It will keep for
Wanted A cook at 3015 Fifth avenue.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
Hia Height Saved Him.
P. M, Search, superintendent cf the irah.
lie schools of Sidnev, O.. stands 6 feet and
7 inches in his stocking truly a man to
strike terror into the heart of tbe truant
smaU !y. Mr. Search told a story the
other day bearing upon the question of a
man's height that is worth repeating.
"I am pretty tall," said he, "but I am
glad of it. I owe my life to the fact that I
am taller than the average man. If I had
been of your height I would have been in
my grave long ago. That may sound
queer, but it is a fact. A few years ago I
spent a short vacation visiting a friend in
Xew York state. He is a prominent man
in the little town ia which he lives, and
owns a large grain elevator and a flouring
"In showing the latter to me be took me
np stairs where the wheat is carried from
the elevator into a large bin in the second
story of the milL The grain is then drawn
from the bottom of the bin into the ma
chinery below to be ground into flour. We
were standing above this bin on some tim
bers, when suddenly one cf them gave way,
and I fell into the wheat Instantly I was
drawn downward. The pressure was so
strong that 1 could not extricate myself.
"It was awful! I sank slowly, but surely.
In spite of every effort tbe grain crept np
to my knees, my thighs, my waist, and it
seemed as if a whole legion "of devils were
tugging at my feet. My friend was ter
ror stricken, and his attempts to pull me
out were fruitless. At last in desperation
1 cried out: 'For God's sake, stop the mill:
Shut off the power, or I'll be a dead man
in thirty seconds." Like a flash my com
panion darted to the stairway and rushed
"As I sank nearer and nearer to suffoca
tion and death 1 could hear his footsteps
on the floor below. It seemed an age to
me. The wheat reached rcy throat, I ele
vated my head, and placed my hands be
fore my month and nose to keep out the
grain. Suddenly there came a jar, and the
machinery stopped. It required a quarter
of an hour to dig me out of the grain, and
if I had been but six feet tall I would have
been a corpse long before help conld have
reached me." Chicago MaiL
"Come, my dear," said mamma en
couragingly, "a little girl four years old
ought to be able to say, 'Now I lay me'
through all alone by herself. Can't you
"No, mamma," answered little Flo.
"I don't believe I can; but I can say the
whole of 'Fonr-and-twenty blackbirds."
It's humiliating fur a man to realize
how he can pass unnoticed in a throng."
'ni tell you what yon do," said his
friend in a comforting tone, "just you
follow the crowd into a theater without
buying a ticket." Washington Post,
Y inkle I wish I could devise
way of hanging up my clothes.
Nodd I wish I could devise some way
of gettintr them out after I have liiin-r
j them up. Clothier and Furnisher.
A Bad lireak.
Reportah How did your banquet go
off, Banklurk? -
Banklnrk Xot as well as it might, yon
know. The toast master called on a gen
tleman who had lost an eye, an ear and
a leg to answer to the toast, "Our Absent
Members." Harper's Bazar.
Time to Go.
He (at 11:45 p. m. Time waits on no
She 1 don't blame it. It would lose
lots of 6leep if it waited on 6ome persons
I know. Detroit Free Press.
U. S. Gov't Rt rjort, Aug. 17, 1889.
This Space is Reserved for teh
- BOSTON SHOE STORE, -
No. 1623 Second Avenue,
Under Rock Island House.
Will be open in a few days. .
Office and Shop Comer Seventeenth St.
and Seventh Avenue,
SWAll kicds of carpenter work a si ecia'.tv.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth avenue.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Thie house ha? justbeen refitted throncbent ard is' now in A J'o. 1 condition
81.00 per day houfe end a detirabie family iioteJ.
BLACKH ALL ,
Manufacturer ot all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a specialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly .
A afcare of your patronage res pctfnlly solicited.
1618 Second Avenue. Roek Island, I:
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Shop comer Twenty-second street
gg-Is prepared to mate estimate ard do all
Jy4V tion anil Insanity
For sale in Rock island by Hariz &
fcUGtuu.t Chicag0f ins. ICIarkS
Its Eegnlar Old-EstsillsteL
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v "rJERVCUS DEBILITY. Lost Man.
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Terrible Dreams. Head and Eack Ache and
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methods w-th never-fiil ng f uccew.
SYPHILIS ard a!l bad Elood and Skin
Diseases permanently cured.
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Gleet, uonorrhoea. Stricture, Varicocele and
an diseases of the Genito-t r narv Oar cured
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diseased c.rjmns, and restore vie..r bett-r
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XPFriFIP Un 01 f"T the Kid ne tb and Bladder corf
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