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THJC AltGrUS. I FRIDAY, AUGl''T 14, 1801.
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l. W. Potter.
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Correspondence solicited Iron every townabip
In Bock Island county.
Friday, August 14, 1891.
Ikdiaxapolis Sentinel: A McKinle?
organ in Ohio heads a column of tariff
jams "Some Clips for Wool Growers. "
Rut thn wool crnwer have been cliDDed
l so sharply by the McKinley bill that this
column will probably have few attrac
tions for them.
The death of George Jones, of New
York, removes one of the foremost Amer
lean journalists, and one who, while never
obtruding his personality upon the public,
baa, perhaps, exercised as Rieat an influ
ence over the course of events in this
country during the last SO years as any
other man in it. The newspaper which,
in association with Henry J. Ravmond,
be founded nearly 40 years ago the New
York Times occupies a unique position
among American journals. From its
first issue to the present time it has been
conducted with conspicuous ability, and
its editorial policy has been characterized
by great independence and aggressive
ness, while as a newspaper it has ben
distinguished by intelligent enterprise.
There is trepidation among the de
partment clerks at Washington, for the
idea is out that the old stand and deliver
style of "voluntary" campaign contribu
tion is to come in again in order to raise
a fund to help out McKinley, the cham
pion cf what has been called the most
vicious piece of class legislation in our
history, in his Ohio fight. It is well
known that Mr. Clarkson, the new chair
man of the republican national executive
committee, is what is known as a "prac
tical politician," and his frequent con
ferences with Secretary Foster, who be
longs to the same school, and other hints
in the departments, has started the rumor
that the boys, and the girls,, too, will. soon
be given a very plain hint that "voluntary"
subscriptions to the McKinley campaiga
fund will be acceptable and in order.
Senator Plumb, of Kansas, gave a
Kansas City interviewer some interesting
remarks the other day. He says the re
ports as to Blaine's illness have been
greatly exaggerated. He believes that
the man from Maine does not desire the
nomination, but may accept the candidacy
if it appears that the success of the party
depends upon bis leadership. The closing
part of the senator's talk is respectfully
brought to the notice of those open
mouthed, virulent republicans who are
never known to say a decent word con
cerning Mr. Harrison's predecessor. Mr
Plumb said: "As to Cleveland, he has a
certain force which appears to fascinate
bis party, and renders him an object of
interest arm admiration. Men admire
courage more than anything else, and
Cleveland's disregard for personal con
sequences when he takes a stand on a
question has added to bis popularity."
It must te conceded that the Kansas sen
ator has made a very clever analysis of
the ex-president's character.
Illinois is br greatest coal state in
the union. It contains the greater part
of what is known as the central coal field
The ccal deli in this state contains 15
distinct seams covering an area of 37.000
square miles and underlies 60 counties
in only of which is cammercial
mining carried on. Tbe output of the
state in 1889, was 12,204.273 short tons,
alue at $11,755,503, or an average of 97
cents per ton at the mines. The coal of
this state is bituminous and furnishes a
most excellent steaming fuel but does col
make marketable coke, nor is it a good
gas coal. Tbe coal fields of Ohio are
small in extent compared to those of this
state, but the coal, which is also bitum
nous, is in some respects superior to 111 i
nois coal, as the field supplies all varieties
of steam, coking, gas and canoel coal
The coal area of tbe various s'.ates is as
follows, in square miles:
Alabama, biluniinou- 5.330
A Gilt Edited Promise to Labor Which
Cannot Be Realized.
The protectionist organs are making
Eorae t lowing promises to the working-
men nowadays. One enthusiastic or
gan, the New ork Press says it is "con
fident!? expected" that the pearl button
industry "will employ 20,000 men before
the enl of the year."
This is moving tip the figures at a
rapid i ate. The American Economist of
Oct. 17, 1890, quotes the views of Mr.
Isaac A. Swartz, of the Biddle Button
works, Philadelphia, who said that Mc
Kihley's pearl button duty was practi
cally prohibitory, that therefore all the
pearl lnttons used here from now on
will be made in this country, and that
this will mean the employment of 2,500
or 8,00) men. This is what a buttoi.
manuLtctnrer thinks, it is quoted with
approval by the organ of the American
Proteciive Tariff, league, and it can
hardly be an underestimate.
But if The Press had looked into the
matter a little it would easily have seen
the ntt-.-r absurdity of its promise. Or.r
total imports last year of buttons made
of mettl, bone, horn, agate, ivory, pearl,
etc., re.ich only $2,660,000 worth. Sup
pose h.df of these were pearl buttons,
which is certainly an overestimate, then
we hate an industry with a product
worth g 1.330,000, promising to give em
ployment to 20,000 men! Allowing
nothing- for the cost of the raw materials
and nothing to pay the profits on capital
invested, these 20,000 laborers would
each earn just $66 a year!
According to the census of 1830 there
were in this country only 6,823 makers
of buttons of all kinds; but now, even
before the end of the year, we are to
have 20 Oik) men making pearl buttons
alone! In 18!S0 these 6.S23 button makers
produced $Cj1 worth of buttons, and
each received in wages $241. All the
buttons made in this country then were
worth $1,449,000. If our total imports
of all kinds of buttons, amounting last
year to $3,130,000, were cut off by thft
McKinloy law, would it require 20,000
American laborers to make them?
The protectionist organs have bid fare
well to this world of hard facts and
stubborn figures, and are seeking to de
lude lab- r with gilt edged promises which
can never be fulfilled.
an, " o,iJ
MiBiwur:. i KM'
Nebraska, " 8,WI0
Penneylvania, anthracite 4TS
" bituminous 12..'&t
Rhode Island, anthracite 5"0
Tennessee, bituminous 5, CO
Virginia, " 185
Weat Virginia, " 18.CW
Formal Luncheons and Vroakfaata.
"At luncheons, walking or carriage cos-
tames are worn and bonnets mav be re
tained; the gloves are removed at the ta
ble," says The Housekeeper. "Ladies
should arrive twenty or thirty minutes
before the hour named for luncheon, nnd
it is polite to take leave fifteen minutes
alter leaving the dining room. An invita
tion to a ceremonious luncheon requires as
prompt attention aa one to a dinner, and
whether accepted or not, a call must be
made within a week, or upon the first re
ception day of the hostess. Invitations to
a breakfast require an immediate acknowl
edgment and a call within ten days after
the entertainment. After returning to tbe
drawing room, guests depart within half
THI PEARL BUTTON INFANT.
Farewell to the jkhoolboye Knife.
The srlioo'boy of today whittles and
sharpens his pencils with a much better
knife th in his father used. The twenty
five cent knives which are used now are
very ne it little things in comparison
with the rough jackkrnfe, and are really
very gcod for the price. Many of
these twenty-five cent knives are really
pretty and neat, and the schoolgirl bays
them an 1 becomes also an adept at whit
tling, aij l there was really a prospect
that the women of the nest generation
would le able to sharjien their own
But ilcKicley lias put his foot down
on all this, and only the girls who can
invest r.iore than twenty-five cents in a
kmfe hare any prosject of mastering the
art of sh trpening a pencil. The twenty
five cent knife is not made in this coun
try, it comes from Solingen in Germany,
and for this reason McKinley put a duty
upon it which will keep it out of the
The writer was recently shown some
samples -if these knives by a prominent
Xew Y rk dealer. "Here," said he.
"are sou.e of the cheap German knives
which o lr manufacturers made such a
fuss about before the McKinley com
mittee last year. They are the twenty
five cent knives bought by schoolboys
and girls. The McKinley duty on these
knives is so hili that we have not
ordered any since the new tariff law
took effect. Under the present law the
dutv is so high that this can no lorntcr
be retailed as a twenty-five cent knife,
and at a uigher price tiie sale is ruined.
"W hat is worse, tue American man
ufacturers make no knife to take its
place. The- cannot make a knife o;
this qual: ty which will retail so low as
twenty-five cents. One manufacturer
tried to make a knife similar to this
largest oiie in my hand, but he was not
able to du it. Our bovs and irirls will
have to go without th"ir twenty-five
cent kni.-es after present stocks are
For Croquet, Gymnaatlca, Archery, Flatt
ing and General Wear.
The rapidly reviving interest in the once
popular game of croquet gives especial
value to the model for a croquet costume,
shown in our first cut. It is a very pictur
esque one, and in harmony with the sur
roundings in which the dress will be worn.
In accordance with the prevailing rage for
white in dress, it is of white delaine; thin.
however, is striped with a beautiful mo
green shade of satin. A wide band of em
broidered muslin finishes tbe straight skirt
at the bottom and forms the deep cuffs aud
front and back or tbe bodice. The full
sleeves are a plain white linen. The h-1
worn with this is of mixed straw with pink
and red poppies and tied with narro.v
strings of moss green velvet.
A Specimen Tariff Infant.
Somebody has sent to the Xew York
Evening Post a copy of that parier print
ed in 1S14, in which appears the adver
tisement of a window glass factory at
Albany. Even at that early day this
establishment was advertising "a very
superior article" in twenty different sizes,
and all made in Albany. The dutv on
window glass was at that time from $1.60
to $2.2-3 per 100 square feet, according to
the size ot the glass.
The first window glass tariff was
enacted just 100 years ago, when an ad
valorem duty of 12 per cent, was im
posed. At that time the plea was made
that window glass making was an "in
fant industry," which, after a short
period of protection, would be able to
paddle its own canoe.
How has the infant developed in
strength and independence? The treas
ury figures show that the duties on win
dow glass last year averaged 109 percent.
With t lis enormous duty, piled up
through full rounded century, the
manufacturers are not yet satisfied, and
they went before McKinley last year to
plead for even higher protection. The
ever willing Chinese wall builder tried
to give them everything they asked for,
but the senate called a halt on him. The
matter Wis finally compromised by in
creasing t ie duty on the largest sizes of
window g'a6s and by putting a duty on
boxes, and other charges on the other
side and by allowing nothing for broken
glass. These changes amount to an ad
ditional protection of about 10 per cent.
As it is, the consumers of window glass
are carrying this century old infant upon
their shon .ders at an enormous cost to
themselves every year, and in order to
make suro that tbe burden may be as
heavy aa possible, the several window
glass combinations got together some
months ago, formed a closer combination
and put up prices.
GYMNASIUM AND CKOQUET COSTTMES.
The cvmnasium outfit for a young girl,
depicted in the same cnt, is of navy blue
vicuna cloth. The.short skirt is trimmed
around with several rows of black braid
and the blouse with puffed upper sleeves
is belted in with a leather lielt. Striped
stockinps and sandal shoes, tied with ri.-
bons entwined arouud the legs, complete
The second cut illustrates a costume for
mountain and other cool resorts and for
fishiDi; excursions. Being of Englisu
homespun it is
durable and will
tisaee. It is in a
tew shade of
with faint lines of
pale blue and
white, and has a
appearance. It is
made with a plain
skirt, box piaited
at the back, the
down tbe center,
and the jacket is
turned back with
revers. Those who
are interested iu
archerv find the
present fashion of
longjacketsavery OUTDOOR DRESS,
acceptable one to lady archers, combining,
as it does, a cloe, easy fit with the appear
ance of a becoming outdoor dress.
For outing and general summer wear bv
the sea or iu t lie mountains the new import
ed hoinepuiis are exceedingly desirable.
1 hey are all wool, very lightly and thiuly
woven. aud show tiny stripes of blue, green
or other color alternating with white.
Oilier dresses of the season iu muslins.
delaines, etc., are smartly yet simply mod
eled wiih plain skirts and one flounce at
the hem and waist frills. Shot silks are
used for entire dresj.es or for vokes aud
belts with woolen stuffs.
A Cycling Costume.
Since cycling has become so much the
rase for women, who find it more conven
ient to ride a bicycle than to indulge in
other forms of exercise, nianv efforts have
been made to secure a skirt that should bo
comfortable and pretty aud at the same
time answer the purposes which are re
quired for a cycling suit. It must tie of
material suitable for rain or shine; it imit
fit. and yet not be too tiidit; it must tit
well sewed, and j et, like a riding habit, be
able to "give" in case of accident to the
rider, aud withal it must be becoming to
her when sealed upon the cycle ready for
action. A practical, go ahead sort of cy
cling suit just brought out is made of alight
woolen fabric and has a divided skirt,
which, however, is sufficiently full to look
like an ordinary walking dress when the
wearer is standing or simply seated upon
the cycle. The hem is cut out in Vandyke
tabs and brai ed. The bodice is a loose
fitting jacket and is worn over a pretty silk
waistcoat or a blouse.
The New Hat and Bonnet Pins.
Handsome hat and bonnet pins are now
among the things essential to a fashionable
toilet. Tbe fleur de lis and the bowk not.
especially in stones, are the most graceful;
but there is a number of novel devices,
such as a bird's wing, insignia of different
kinds, colored pearls, turquoise and coral
in oblong shapes. Sword hilts are especial
ly popular, both in gold and in stones.
Less costly car pins have moonstones and
chrysoprase cut in pretty shapes; others are
merely knots of silver and gold. Elsie Bee
in Jewelers' Circular.
Corselets and High Collars.
Some wondrful embroideries are used
for tbe corselet bodices and for tbe interior
of high raedici collars, but the most fash
ionable people abjure the collars cut on tbe
cross, with a seam down the center of the
back, that are unsightly and burlesque of
aspect when seen from the rear. The
smartest high collars stand out broad at
the side, with an edging of feathers, form
ing a becoming background to the neck, a
reproduction of the fashions of the Vene
tian dames in the Middle Ages. ,
One of the daintiest scents for this season
is peach blossom. It is delightfully re
freshing to tired senses, and a few drops
sprinkled about on the carpet will make a
room delicately fragrant. White lilac,
heliotrope and wood violet are the most
SPECIAL SALE OF SHO
THe BOSTOI SHOE ST
Another large lot of Ladies Russet Oxfords,
Several styles in Oxfords, Patent Leather Tips,
See our Patent Leather Oxfords at
Men's solid Congress and Lace Shoes,
The best shoe in the city for
See our Dongola, Congress and Lace,
Three Dollars The best and largest line in the city, - ;
New lines of Ladies' fine Oxfords just received, at $2, 2.2 and 2.o. W;;
A, B, C, D and E. It pays to trade at the
BOSTON SHOE STORE.
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island House
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Hold it to the light and see how clear and
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bottles 50a and 1.
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Johnson. Everett. Simpson county. Miss.
25 and SO cent bottles for sale by Hartz
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gard Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
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Railway, W. J. MORRISON, Manager, and
will be open for the reception of guests
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being- supplied with gas, hot and cold
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improvements, steam laundry, billiard
halls, bowling alley, etc. and positively
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ROUND-TRIP EXCURSION TICKETS
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ment of tourist season by the Burlington.
Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway and
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the following points: Spirit Lake. Iowa;
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Lake Minnetcnka. Minnesota; Lake Su
perior noints: Yellowstone Park and
points in Colorado.
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twC utciul x.ck9bti:u l-cLcoeii&fci' Aent.
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VT. J. MGiilUoCU, ilimager. Spirit Lake,
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