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THiS AliGUS. I FRIDAY., JULY 8. 1S01.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1R24 Second Av
enue, Rock ltdand, 111.
J. W. Potter.
Tbrms Daily, 60c per month; Weekly, 13.00
All communication of a critical or argumenta
tlTe character, political or reliaioua. mart have
real name attached (or pnblicatlon . No each ani
tielea will be printed over fictitiona eitrnaturea
Anonymon commnnication not noticed .
Correspondence solicited from every township
IB Rock Island county.
Friday, Jclt 8, 1891.
The Chicago Globe thinks the time is
not far off when Ohio and Iowa may be
'included in the doubtful list. "The fact
that Ohio ma; go republican," says the
Globe, "should in do degree discourage
Iowa democrats. Napoleon lives in
Ohio; he doesn't in Iowa,"
In 1980 Alabama was seventh in the
list of iron producing slates. Today it is
first. It has changed places with Penn
sjlvania and promises to maintain its
lead. In 1890 its iron product exceeded
that of the Keystone state, and this not
withstacding that in 1880 it had but 17
establishments to Pennsylvania's 338.
"It is a fact," says Mr. Porter, superin
tendent of the census, "that our etat s
tics will show the south to be producing
as much iron ore now as the whole coun
try produced in 1870 Acd the same is
true as regards pig iron and bituminous
coal. In my opinion the changes that
will come about within tbe next few
months in the manufacture of iron will
make the south the great iron producing
region of the United States."
A sad story with a moral comes from
Aurora. Forty years ago a young lady,
sow Mrs. King-Hammond, and a young
man named Welch were engaged to be
married. Opposition of parents fr.'
vtnted the match, and Welch went away
to Texas, bere he has since resided, but
a continuous correspondence has been
kept up, and recently the couple decided
to pass their declining days together.
Mr. Welch came on to Aurora, accord
ingly, but when his intended saw bim she
fainted away acd refused to have any
thing to do with bim. Instead of the
rosy, athletic youth from whom she had
parted a lifetime before, and of whom she
bad been dreaming all thtee years, there
stood before her a bald, wrinkled, tooth
less old man. Perhaps, as Mr. Welch
has found it impossible to remain always
a young man, it is just as well that he
never married his first love.
The "squealer" or the spotter rather, is
rightly regarded among railroad me as
the most detestable man in the company's
employ. It generally takes a man who
is mean by nature and cultivation to
do this portion of the work. Hence it is
that it is not every nun employed
by a railroad company who is qualified for
these duties. Small wonder is therefore
that a woman should be found capable of
satisfactorily filling the position. Never
theless such is the case. The recent,
wholesale discharge of conductors on tt e
Illinois Central is accounted for by this
fact. The discharged conductors have
been makincr an effort to locate th-a. re
sponsibility for the company's action.
They have about concluded that it was
the work of spotter?, and it was carried
on In a way that makes the action ap
pear especially despicable. The spot'er
to whom the blame is laid was a woman,
and the evidence is strong that the con
clusion is correct. It was the old story
of a poor and helpless woman who wanted
to get to her relatives. The first con
ductor who carried her, as far as can be
learned, was S. S. Williams. She came
to him at Cherokee and showed a letter
purporting to be signed by an old
railroad man somewhere in 'south
ern Illinois. It explained her desti
tute condition and appealed to railroad
men to whom she might present herself
to assist her if it lay in their power. To
Mr. Williams she said she wanted to get
to Sioux Falls. Ue not only toot her
free, but invested $1 50 in ber story out
of bis own pocket. A few days after she
went back from Sioux Falls with Con
ductor John Spragne, to whom she told
the same sort of a tale of woe. He also
carried her and went into his pocket for
a contribution with which to help her
along. Later she rode with Conductor
Freemwelker from Cherokee to Fort
Dodge, and from there to Waterloo with
Conductor Carrigg. Each man not only
listened to her story and gave her a free
ride, but commended her to the conduc
tor on the next division. Just where and
with whom she traveled is not known,
but every man who pitied her and broke
the company's rules lost his position.
The men are convinced that their kind
ness to a woman cost them their situa
tions. A. Valiant Champion.
Grand old John M. Palmer, United
States senator from Illinois, has prom
ised to visit Iowa during the campaign
and make some speeches for the cause of
reform, temperance and the democratic
ticket. The campaign conducted in Illi
nois last year by this veteran bore mag
nificent fruit. It resulted in the election
of democrat to tbe United States senate
for the first time since the war. Gen .
Palmer will be given as cordial a recep
tion in Iowa as be ever received in bis
own state. Scott county and the Second
congressional district are not quite solid
ly democratic. The Davenport Demo
crat believes, however, that if every
voter could hear this honest and earnest
champion of the people, a practically
solid vote would be rolled up next No
vember for the ticket headed by Horace
Boies, Davenport Democrat.
A LESSON ON COKE
THE GREAT STRIKE IN THE COKE
A New Coanoer in Protection to Labor.
The Coke Combination and- How It
Pot Cp Prices What Labor Loat The
The recent breakdown of the great
coke strike in western Pennsylvania calls
attention anew to the failure of protec
tion to make labor "contented and hap
py," according to its oft reiterated prom
ise. Some of the facts in the recent his
tory of this protected industry make this
strike of unusual interest as an object
lesson in protection and its effect on
wages and on laborers.
Coke is consumed almost entirely in
blast furnaces in the production of pig
iron. Our phenomenal production of iron
in 1890 created an enormous demand for
coke last year, the total amount produced
reaching at least 10,000.000 tons. Of this
6,221, 000 ons were shipped from tbe cele
brated Connellsville coke region of Penn
sylvania. Of the 10,000 coke ovens in
this region 10,000 are controlled by the
H. C. Frick company, of which Andrew
Carnesrie is the head. Besides this com
pany there are five other principal com
panies enjajred in making coke.
The number of coke producers in the
main coke district of tha country being
thus very small, the conditions are highly
favorable for a combination to control
pricesand output. As a matter of fact
the coke companies do stand together,
shoulder to shoulder, and make prices to
suit themselves. During the greater part
of 188 coke was sold at $1 per ton of
2,000 pounds, and in some cases at even
a lower price. In the latter part of the
year, however, the price was advanced
to f 1.25 and early in 1889 to $1.50. In
November, 18S9, the price was further
pushed up to $1.75: and in February, 1S1K),
high water mark was touched at $2.15.
High prices prevailed for the rest of the
year, anl the enormous quantity pro
duced must have yielded immense profits
to the combination. The New York Com
mercial Bulletin says that even when
they were selling at $1 per ton they were
Soon after the beginning of the com
mercial depression of last fall the cuke
combination saw that prices would have
to be reduced, owing to the diminished
production of pig iron: the price was ac
cordingly put at $1.90 per ton, and is still
Considering that this price was still
nearly double the price of 188 the com
bination must still have a very large
margin of profit left. No sooner, how
ever, was this reduction made than the
combination began to talk of the neces
sity of reducing wages, and a reduction
of 10 per cent, was ordered about Feb. 1.
But the coke workers had quite ther
ideas. A large part of these are Hun
garians and Italians imported by the
companies some years ago to take the
place of American laborers who had
struck. The newcomers, however, had
learned the power of organization in as
serting their demands against the pow
erful combination of operators. They
insisted upon an increase of 12 per cent,
instead of a reduction, a demand which
was pronounced "ridiculous" by the op
erators, Carnegie himself said in an
interview, "It is the wrong time for la
bor to choose for making a demand for
Then, on Feb. 9, the great coke strike
began, and some 16,000 coke workers
were idle for more than three months.
Tbe story of the bloody riots in April is
a familiar story. The money losses on
both sides were enormous. At the end
of the twelfth week the estimated loss
was $3,500,000, of which sum $1,000,000
represented loss of wages to the men,
and the remainder losses to the manu
facturersan average loss to all parties
of about : 10.000 per week. Besides this
there was uu estimated loss of $2,000,000
in wages to the furnace workers of the
Mahoning and blienaugo valleys, the
furnaces having been shut down mainly
on account of the high prices exacted by
the combination of coke men.
Thus the great strike dragged its slow
length along till out into May. Then
came the news from Pittsburg that a
new supply of of Italians, "most of them
fresh from Europe," was being shipped
into the coke region "under a strong
guard." It was stated by tbe Italian
leader of this band that there were
American agents all over Italy trying to
induce Italians to come to the United
States. Several thousands of the poor
est class had thus found their way to
Pittsburg since the strike began, and, it
was added, "just who pays their fares
does not appear on the surface."
Toward the end of May the great
6trike had pretty thoroughly collapsed,
the men gradually going back to work
at last year's wages.
The reduction was defeated, but the
increase was not secured. The compa
nies, however, refused to take back the
more active strikers on any terms, and
about a thousand were thus reported as
And such is the story of a great pro
tected industry (djity on cuke 20 per
cent.) and the way that it "makes labor
contented and happy." Having com
plete possession of the home market, and
trust prices for its product fixed by itself
in its own "gentlemen's agreement," it
ought to yield the ripe fruit of contented
well paid labor; but labor does not real
ize the promised blessings.
Protectionists of all stripes and dimen
sions, from Blaine down, give themselves
a vast deal of unnecessary concern
about what they call "an unfavorable
balance of trade." If any nation sells
us more than we sell to it, they claim,
we are doing a losing business, and a
high tariff wall must lie built in order
to prevent our people from losing
their money. But if onr merchants
get the worst of it in any kind of trade
they very promptly drop it and confine
themselves to trade in which money can
be made. No legislation is needed to en
lighten them on that point.
LIFE IN A FLAT.
CI AFTER L
Full of hope and days works Mr.
Hampton Tutt, just back from the hon
eymoon, took possession of a South Side
flat and moved his bride and his house
hold goods into it A broad smile il
lumined his face. The days came and
went and Mr. and Mrs. Hampton Tutt
cr after n.
A month passed. Mr. Tutt traded a
double lounge for a hammock, discarded
his broad brimmed hat, began to wear a
fore and aft cap, and removed his side
Another mont'i. He wrote his name
Hamp Tutt, his smile had grown much
narrower, he had dismissed his milkman
and gone to uiing condensed milk.
Time passed. He signed his name H.
Tutt, threw away his big meerschaum
pipe, took to sn.oking cheap cigars, and
went out of doos when he wanted to
smile. Mrs. Tni t took np her carpets.
Their figures were of too broad a pat
tern. She replaced them with carpets
having longitudinal 6tripes.
Cl I AFTER V.
His wife now called him Tutt. He
took down all the doors and hung them
on hinges at th' top. The cook, who
had gained a pound and a half in weight
in three months, was discharged for lack
of room, and the tallest, slimmest do
mestic that monVy could procure was en
gaged in her plao,
Signed his name Tut. Cigars banish
ed. Cigarettes substituted. Wore his
hair closely cropped and had the ends of
his mustache waxed straight down.
Gave away a copy of Walt Whitman's
poems. They were too broad.
CH APTER VII.
One fatal day Mr. Tutt had new paper
pnt on the walls without removing the
old. The weather turned intensely cold
that night. The building suddenly con
tracted. Mrs. and Mrs. Tutt were
caught in the crush, and their history
was brought to :i tragical conclusion.
The Idle Ox A Fable.
A brass band of twenty-one Pieces,
which had beei marching aftout the
streets playing pulse quickening music,
stopped for a moment before a market
place, and an Ox, which had been fol
lowing on beliin 1. found himself for the
nonce beside a team of other oxen, who
stood yoked to a heavy cart.
"Hard at it, I see," said the unbur
dened Ox pleasantly.
"Yes," replied one of the Team.
"What job are j on ia now?"
"I'm not doing anything at present,"
replied the other, picking up a straw
and holding it carelessly between his lips.
"You're laokii g well." said the OS Ox
in the Yoke.
"Y-hes: gaine 1 a hundred and fifty
pounds in three weeks. That's pretty
good, ain't it?"
"I sh'd say so. Where are yen going
"Just walking around listening to tha
music. The3-'re tuning up now. Ta,
ta!" and the sna-e druui rattled, the cor
nets bnrst forth and the Ox marched
away to the Oom pum pum of the big
"And we stav behind and tug this
Blame Cart," said the Nigh Ox. "What
kind of a soft snip has h got. anyway?"
"If you'd a-re.id tiie lettering on his
blanket you wouldn't bo kicking," re
plied the Off Ox
"What did it say?"
"Barbecue at Schmitt's Park Tomor
row." Moral If your Friend wants to have a
little Fun, let hi ai." Detroit Free Press.
Customer Ye n didn't leave any ice
Iceman Yes, I di d. Didn't you notice
a small damp spot on the sidewalk?
Iceman Wei!, that was your ice. It
melted before I could get it into the
house. Munsey's Weekly.
What She Can Do.
She can fix ber hair In fashion, and her man
ner's rather lashing, and her dainty lit
tle shoes are lust in style:
She can jabber I rench and German, and ex
pound upon & sermon, and sets a person
crazy with h:r smile.
In the taste that nre aesthetic, and in mixing
face cosmetis, they say she has no equal
And in chewing totti frntti she enhances much
ber beauty, and the settings in ber teeth
are very rare.
She can thump a (-rand piano, and can sing in
great crescet do, and her style of elocu
tion's very trim:
She has college education, is the prido of her
relation, but she still persists in sarins
"It is him."
OU Cit Blizzard.
Strn.:k It ai Last.
Watson I'm never troubled with
Wilson How's that?
"I've moved my woodpile to the front
yard." Detroit Free Press.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
Come in everybody and call on us whether yo
wish to buy or not; we will treat you right. Com
see our goods and compare prices. We are satisfiei
we can. suit you. We carry no trash, only first-clas
strictly reliable goods, which we guarantee. We bu
our goods direct
will GUARANTEE our prices as low as the lowest.
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., Rock Island.
.All Gcods Marked in Plain Figures. IEtbictly One Price.
Fourth cf Jul; Ctl.-brauon cn Bsg Island.
Persons going to the Milan celebration
or Big Island can go and return on Rock
Island & Peoria trbin as follows:
Go sa. i 1! err r. kino.
Lv. Kock 1-land 8:inni Lv. Big I!"' A 7:40a.m
:l"a m 1 : Sp lu
i!.)p.m -:3r "
ti:45 " ' "
.. .. 7.4r, .. .. .. .(,
.. ,. j,. j- .. jp, ol)
Ttese trains h'1 start from tbe R. I. &
P. depot, foot or Twentieth street, and
s'on bo'h fi'ns n1 returning, at C, B.
& Q. depot, foot of Sixteenth sireet, nnd
at plow shops, on Sixth ureet, and )md
pa?ser.t rs directly ou Riir Islariil. Faie
IOC. U. fcTOCKEOUSE.
For the seventh mmunl regatta of the
I jwa Stme Amateur Rowing association
to be hel'i at S; irit Lke, Iowa July 14
and 15 1891, tbe Burlington, Cedar Rap
ids tfc Northern railway will gel excursion
tickets fiom Davenport to Spirit Lke at
a rate of fir the roucd trip. Tickets
will be on sale July 10. 11. 12 13 and 14.
1891. eord to run rn until July 0. 1891.
The Iowa Siale Amateur Rowing asso
ciation is composed of rowing c ubs from
all the pr.r.c ptl cities in the s'ate, and
the Seventh aunual regatta will he one of
(he lending amateur arquatic evems in
in the United States. The grand encamp
ment cf Iowa Knights Templsr. acd
their festal week, will also occur at tbe
Lake at the same litte. For time of
trains and other special information, call
on any ticket agent of this company, or
address the undersigned.
J. E Hannf.gan, Gen. ticket and Pss.
Ex nrtion Bates Via C. M. & B P. B. B.
For the annual convention Young Peo
ple's Society of CtriMim Eadeavor to tie
held at Minneapolis July 9 to 12. tbe C,
M. & St. P. railway will sell excursion
tickets at on" far for round trip Tic!fc:s
on sale July 7 to 9; return tickets will be
Cod only on tr&ins leaving Minneapolis
July 12 to 1 5 inclusive. F t the hem fit
of ihose witting t return after July 15
arrnngements wili be mide for tLe d?
p'sil of ticket for sle keeping, uuiil
such time p.s parties iuv wish to return,
but not later tbxn Aug. 26.
E. D W. Uolmes, Agt;nt.
L.w Bai.es. Fonn!i cf JatT.
The Chicago. R k Island & P-tcifi
railway w ill sell tickets t the uaual re
duced rates, for round trip excursion pr
tie, for cstionsl holidiy season.
See small bills or apnlv to any ticket
agent of the Great Rc k Island R-'iute
system tor ra'es and limit, of ti kets.
E. St. John, Gvn'l Maohger,
Gen'l Tkt. & rBss. Agt.
Fonrtn cf July Bate n the B. I. & p. Y'y
Is a fare aod one-ihird for round trip.
Tickets to be sold July 3 and 4; good for
return until and including July 0
Special train on Cable branch July 4;
leaves Rock Island 8;15 i m., arrives at
Cable at 9:30 a.m. Returning, leave
Cable 0:30 p. m. Ii St c KnootE
For the annual meeting of thi Young
People's Society of Christian Endeavor,
which is to be held at Minneapolis on
July 9 to 12. tbe Burlington, Cedar
Rapids & Northern railway will mak a
rate of one fare for the round trip. For
dates of sale, form of tickets, rates cf
fare, and full particulars, call on or ad
dress any ticket agent of this comp&ry.
J. E. Ilannegan. Gen'l. Tk't. &Pass Agt.
Tbe soft plow of the tea roEe i ac
quired by ladies who use Pozzoni'e Com
U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
:rsls Now Operj.ig
from the factory
c,.. r,.ti lSTASi.lSrit.D 1851 t
ouevota. Chismo lils. iCiarkS
Tiie Rular Old-EstallisteL
tf s'ili IcezVtr :th the Srcttest
r f .fintt ' ji rnr.nrnfi
vwjll ana miv&
WNERVOUS DEBILITY. Lest Man.
fccod. Facing M?nory, E-:ha-jt:rvs Drains,
Terrible Dreamt. Head rr.l fcack Ache
tht :Tc, is .'cifitr. i . riy decay ai;u fe;h; pCoa
rcmptionor Jr.sarit;. t;;i'.tL ..r.niihciliy Ly new
intlhofis w:rh n-vTr-falT.g &!:c T.
Lf SYPHILIS n-d ah bad ElOCj ard Skin
Diseases per.T.arir.tIv cured.
i-KIDNilY and" URINARY complaint!,
Oct, Oonorrhoca, Stricture, Varicocele and
all disease:! of :he lienito-l'rtm-Ty Orr?.n cured
promptiv wVucut injury to 5tc.Tu.-n. K.itincyt r
other i Irsnne.
No experiments. Are snd cvrenence
important. Consultation ties t.: sacred.
A!i correspondent" i ?"crdii. irnare
Forty Year?' Practice enn: le Vt. CUtte Gifcf
antee Cures in nil Oit:..v Cas, Er7ma.
Krrofula. Siphiiis. Flakier and Kidaej li
Mveti. l.earorrh ea anil female Troubles.' I.:er
(omp)aiiit. (alarrh. ail i:iooil. Sain and Nrr
No matter wr.o has friled to cureycti. write
Dr. Clarke a full history of your case. Hcuis,
btoS; Sundays, 9 to i:. Call cn or addie&s
F. C. CLARKE, M.D.,
186 So. Clark St.. CHICACO. ILL.
We bare selected and arc now cxbibiting in our
wart rooms tbe
Largest and Most Complete Stock cf
to be found nnJer one rotf
Ovep FOUR HUNDRED (4-00)
new 1'iaaoa, tmomcing the Finest Instruments
made by lue
factories. nanyhf swn in tulss-ocfc while enr prices
nre the Itiwent ottered by any house in the business.
IT WILL PAY YOl" to visit Chicago at an
early datvim.l inspect our stock.
1' yon are not prej,nred to pay all cash now we
vi,l niuKe the terms as easy as you can reasonably
lull information a to tprrinl hnrpaim and trmol
Urms furnished to correspondents. Address
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SEELEY'S HftRD-RUBBER TRUSSES
Will reuitn thrtnort dimcnlt f-rtna of HblLMA or
rlth cimfiirt .nd unfefv. ti-n-bT cirniplrtiiw a raalirM
rare ot all ctirmt.le 1 mu rvio to uniiure,
mT t n-ed in baihinrt iind JilliOB ierlrrtly to
lorm of l.otv, ur worn xith mt inconveniei.ee l
th".mn.t eh,ld. tn-t delicate Ik.Ij-. or the labor
ins mm. uvaidiiiK nil r:.'rAVI:F I'l-ax
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HERNIA OR RUPTURE A SPECIALTY.
FITIIFK IN IM Oil B AII-
At, u;il,.r.l H'. H. V.emirt, ttr. Than, (..
X'-rloii. nd Nrm..'ei.eml Ihr V. .s. ir "' Aary.
Oar " Kalcil Tritmet o "wjli w Rirtw. i
Prlci lltt." Willi illiintnmona and directiona for atlt
meMnreinent. mailed on application.
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siaj e fonni on
fi e t GEO. P.
BcBEau (!0 Bpruca
t treet), vhere advei
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for spot cash, and!
TO THE AFFLICTED!
Why pay bie fees to quncks when the t
medical treatment can he bad 1 .rrt-as
able friteuf The I'era i'fceutc&i c. ... j
parea irom Uie prescniai'-ns ot lr. v.
ia:8,a pnysicianot wt.rlu-wi.. tv;.
Vftttlie UCU suffering- fnua
I UUII0 fflLH aud Xenvus ). :,.;
Loss ot Meraorv. Desnoridt-rrv. e:
tr.m early indiscrei ions., r other causes; uisj
nej nad BiUdUnr truuMp. etc., will tivt oti- V--..
of Trwitment a Safe, trra:n rA Sp. ily :n.;
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THE PERU CHEMICAL CO.,
!89 W'SSCkSitt SrSEET; WiLnAUKEE, "
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furnishing al. k:rds
of Stoyes witb Castirge at 8 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
been added where all kinds
work will be dote rst-clasr
ANT) 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS., Propts.
BEST AND CHEAPEST
3rThe only Paint House in the city.
R. M. WALL,
1812 Third Avenwv
John Volk 6c Co.,
Sash, Doors. Blinds. Biding. Flooria:.
and all kinds of wood work for builder.
Ilfhteetth SL. bet. Third and Fourth ave.
HENRY 0. SCHAFFEK,
SOFT AND HARD
Office 143 Second avetine. corner Fifteenth ft
Telephone No. 1089.
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