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THJK ABUUb. TUESDAY. AUG l -ST 18, 1801.
Pnbllahed Daily and Weekly at 16M Second Av
enue, Rock leland, ILL
J. W. Potter,
Trem Dally, 60c per month; Weekly, 93.00
All communications of a critical or rfrtunenta
tlve character, political or religious, man have
real name attached for publication No such arti
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commtmicattona not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
1 Bock Island county.
Tuesday, August 18, 1891.
Tee recent order for toe concentration
of a large force of American war vessels
la Chinese waters is explained by the fact
there is probability of a bloody revolution
by the depressed and starving Chinamen,
and there will be murder and pillage of
American citizens. Our navy is not
large, but the armament should be as
ample as possible in order that such pro
tection as may be afforded can be ex
tended to our citizens residing in China.
Mb. McKinley quotes Poor Richard to
the Ohio farmers:
Be who by the plow would thrive
Si us! either bold the plow or drive.
There is a great truth in this, the St.
Louis Republic says, as the Ohio f aimers
have a chance to learn when they do all
the ploughing and the McKinley trusts
all the driving, and the present McKinley
. price of Ohio wool may suggest to them
that there is a good deal more thriving in
driving than in ploughing.
As ax illustration of the growih of the
electric railroad service in a practical
direction it is stated "hoise railroads
which have been in use for 50 years, rep
resent an investment of about $53,000,
000, electric railways over $50,000,000,
while the cable roads, which have had a
commercial existence four times that of
the electric system, have less investment
than electric railways, or about $49,000.
000," and that "there are row under op
eration or under contract not less than
S25 roads in the United States, England.
Germany, Italy, Australia and Japan, re
quiring over 4,000 cars and 7,000 motors,
with 2,(00 miles of track, making a daily
mileage of not less than 400,000 milts,
and carrying three quarters of a billion
passengers. Nearly a quarter of the
entire street trackage of the United S.ates
is electric, about two-thirds horse, one
sixteenth dummy and one-twentieth
The Helena, Mont . , Journal refers thus
editorially to the departure of Francis
Murphy, the Umperance crator, from
that city after a series of meetings theie:
America's great apostle of practical
temperance is about to leave Helena to
engage in the work elsewhere. Mr.
Murphy has demonstrated the genius of
human love for the invocation of sun
shine for broken hearts and the rebuild
ing of wrecked homes. He has worn bis
epaulets with honor in a campaign for
sober lives, and the banner of gospel
temperance has floated in skies unclouded
by bate. He is no man's enemy, and
every man in Helena is his friend. He
merits honor and wins regard by tbe
wealth of his friendships and the nobility
of his life. By precept and example he
has done effective work as as ambassador
of good morals. Although fully 3.000
persons have donned the blue ribbon, no
liquor dealer in tbe city has a harsh word
to say against the genial author of this
One of the most potential morals to be
drawn from the work of Fruncis Murphy
And his coadjutors is the realizition of
what can be accomplished by the power
of persuasion and tbe trace of
God, in comparison with tbe fanat
ical tactics of political prohibition
under the uglv countenance of
force. When the iron band of the law
is invoked to crush out institutions
create! by the sanction of the statures,
the resistance of human nature is empha
sized into active rebellion against the so
called moral forces behind the efTuit. Dut
when men quit drinking of their own
volition, be tbe impulse what it may, no
rights are intruded upon, no personal lib
erties are abrized, no business interests
We trust the good people of Helena'
will never forget tbe system of reacbioc
human hearts practiced by Francis Mur
phy, and will in tbe future frown down
political prohibition as an evil equal to
the antagonist wbirh it assails, and rely
upon the Providence of God, the power
of love and the fellowship of man for tbe
good results to which their energies are
dedicated. Francis Murphy and Lis
lovely wife will carry awav with them tbe
"God bless you" of Helena and tiie bts'
wishes of all our people.
MUST THEY SHUT DOWN?
THE DIFFICULTIES OF THE COT
TON PRINT MAKERS.
When They Sprinkle.
Uncle Josh What's that thing?
City Nephew That's a sprinkling cart.
Un le Josh It don't seem to be
City If ephew Wait till it gets to a
crossing. Good News.
Be Wouldn't Like It.
"Wouldn't it be lovely if a plate of ice
cream should come right up through the
floor?" said Maud. t
"No," returned Charles. "I should
hate to have a coolness spriiig up between
ns." Harper's Bazar.
A Good Fellow.
"Yon know Bill Savery, don't you?"
"Yes I know him."
"Crood fellow, isn't her"
"Maybe so, but there is more fellow
than there is good about him." Texas
Indirect but Potent.
Carr His will power is wonderful, he
Dunn Yes; I've known him to enre
insomnia by determining to keep awake.
Smith, Gray & Co. 'a Monthly.
Tbe finest and sweetest line of French
candies just received at Krell & Math's.
LoT.'er Prices and Slow Slea Protection's
Filse Claim Gliilatas and Cheaper
Cotton Why a Protected Indnntry Shuns
tl e Foreign Market.
V'e have one important industry at
least in which "McKinley prices" do not
prevail. Cotton printing cloth for xnak
in calicoes is lower now than a year ago,
and this fact has been promptly seized
upon by the high tariff organs as a proof
of tue excellent effects of protection.
Bat there are some facts which the or
gans do not mention, and which suffi
ciently account for the fall in price. The
tari I had nothing whatever to do with
it -east of all the McKinley tariff,
whijh left the duty on this particular
grade of cloth at precisely the figure it
bort- in the old tariff.
Tiie decline in the price of printing
cloth is due to two causes, both of which
are jierfectly natural. The cotton mills
have been buying cotton for the past
thre- or four months at prices about four
cent a pound lower than last August,
and about two cents lower than last fall.
This difference is of itself sufficient to ac
coutt for the fall in price. The price of
priming cloths "sixty-four squares," as
they are known in the trade, i. e., sixty
four threads to the inch each way was
mairtained by a combination at 3 5-16
cent-- per yard from August to December
last year, and the price is now 2 15-10
A still more important cause of the
fall ia price is to be found in the change
of fa-ihion. Ginghams have come into
fashion for women's dresses, and owing
to this change of fickle fashion the de
mand for calicoes has been much less
than it was last year. The decrees of
fashi m are absolute. At the nod of her
head mills hum in merry haste to gratify
her whims. But when she sulks and
refuses what once delighted her mill
wheels are silent, and all the arts of the
mant.factv.rer avail not to win the fickle
dame from her mood.
Th effect of this change in fashion
has been accurately reflected in the cur
rent market reports. Calicoes have been
reported for several months as dull, bny
ers manifesting little disposition to lay
in large stocks of a class of goods against
whicli, the tide of fashion has set. On
the oher hand, the market for ginghams
has curing the same time been brisk
and prices steady. -Ginghams ami
woveu wash fabrics in fall styles con
tinue to be freely ordered and leading
agent -5 report unusually good progress so
far. Some patterns have met with such
favor as to have already been taken off
Such is the report of the New York
mark-t at a recent date, and for several
mont is similar reports have been print
Tht- downward tendency of prices ifc
printing cloths began last December,
when the combine" of the Fall River
manufacturers broke up. Under this
"com bine" it was agreed by the manu
facturers not to sell below 3 5-16 cents
Ier yi.r l, and this price was strictly ad
hered to till, by the terms of the agree
ment, the arrangement to maintain
prices expired at the end of November.
Under the "combine" the manufac
turers had accumulated immense stocks
of clcth, and as soon as each manufac
turer became free again to sell at his own
figures prices took a tumble. Before the
end ol Decern! r prices had gone down
about 10 per cent.
In -.heir distress the manufacturers
now legan to turn their attention to the
foreig-i market, but they found that
prices there were much lower still than
in the home market. The protectionists
pretei-d. that the prices of cheap cotton
goods are as low with us as m any Euro
pean country; yet our print cloth men
found that they could not do any export
liusim ss at a higher price than 2 cents
a yard. This meant a reduction of near
ly 'M r cent, from the price which the
manufacturers had been realizing in the
home market through their "combine."
Tiiev decided to stick to the home mar
ket, " lie l.st market in tiie world."
But these men are uain in distress.
There is the same old cry of overproduc
tion, tnoriuous stocks of cloth and no
body to buy them. The problem is what
to do. At this point the high tariff Com
lnereii 1 Bulletin of Boston proffers the
following auvice: "The print cloth mills
of Fa 1 Kiver have reached the point to
which they have long been tending,
where they must either cut down wages
or cea.-e production. Of the two iolicies
the latter is the one that should be adopt
ed. The difficulty to be overcome is an
excess of goods, not high cost of pro
duction, aud this difficulty can only be
met by closing the mills. It is not cheap
goods -hat are wanted, but less of thein."
Verv likely this advice is useless.
Last year there was the same complaint
of ove-production, and in August three-
fourths of the mills shut down for a
week r more to prevent a break in
prices. Yet when the mills counted op
their 'arnings several months later it
was foand that the more prosperous ones
had rattle clear profits of from 12 to 20
per cent, during the year. Two years
ago on-3 of them earned Si per cent.
The only thing for these manufacturers
to do is to reduce prices to a point where
they ci-n do an export business. When
they do that we shall hear less of shut
ting down because of overproduction.
It will not do for them to plead that
wages here are too high for them to
compel e in neutral markets. The op
eratives in these Fall River mills are
paid ccnsiderably less by the piece than
is paid in England and Switzerland.
Their l.igher daily wages are earned by
attendi ng to a larger number of looms
and thus producing more cloth than the
English and Swiss weavers. Here is
how the matter stands:
Number of looms run by one weaver
in a cotton mill:
In Atneilca. 6 to 8
In Esgbind S to 4
In gwiuerland. 2 to 9
Number of yards, same quality and
width, turned out by one weaver: '
In America 1,330
In England 575
In Switzerland ii0
Rates of wages in 100 yards of print
In Fall River 40 cents
In England 61 cents
In Switzerland GO cents
Let the print cloth men "go out and
capture the foreign market."
A BACK YARD EPISODE.
The True Story of a. Fat Man and a
It was in a back yard on Carroll street,
Brooklyn, and the hour was sundown.
A hammock was suspended between
Such birds as they have in Brooklyn
were singing their sweetest songs pre
paratory to seeking their gentle roosts,
and the yel'ow faces of the big sun
flowers carried grins of pleasure as a fat
man, smoking a cigar, made his appear
ance. He had come out to lie in the ham
mock and commune with nature as 6he
sent the sun to rest and bade the banana
peddlers cease their racket. He pro
ceeded to business by backing up to the
hammock, seizing it with both hands be
hind him and drawing it under him.
He sat down on the ground. He
wouldn't believe it was the ground at
first, but after feeling all around he
finally became convinced and got up.
Something was said about a locality,
way, way off, which has no railroad or
steamboat connection, but his words
were not addressed to any one in par
ticular. This time he sidled up to the ham
mock and held it so as to roll in on his
right side. His motives were entirely
honorable, but there's a heap of differ
ence between running a coal yard and
getting into a hammock. He didn't roll
n. For some unexplained reason the
machinery skipped a cog just then, and
he woke up on the broad side of his
back with the hammock swinging over
This time he delivered quite a lengthy
address on Halifax and Texas how to
get there manners and customs cost
of living, etc He appeared to be con
siderably discouraged, but after awhile
he braced up for another effort. He
spread his arms right and left, got a
hrm hold of the hammock and then
hopped a frisky little hop with the firm
intention of landing somewhere.
He landed. His head hit the ground
first, and then, by a sort of graduated
scale, the rest of his body came down
till his heels got there and jarred the
earth for thirty feet around. He was
very quiet for a couplo of minutes. The
two or three catsWooking over the fence
couldn't be sure whether he was dead or
quietly enjoying a good thing.
By and by a whoop broke the stillness
of evening. It came from the fat man.
Then the earth trembled. It was the
fat man getting up. There was a long
handled shovel resting peacefully against
the fence, and he rushed for it an 1
brought it down "kerswat!" on the ham
mock and then turned and fetched the
fence an awful "kerthnmpr and then
knocked the whole face off a big sun
flower, and when he had finished and
disappeared into the house those who
looked down into the back yard turned
pale and whispered to each other that
the end was not yet. M. Quad in New
1 ork Evening World.
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"But are you sure, Madeline, that
there are not times when you regret our
"Haven't I had proposals from many
men handsome, honorable, cultivated,
delightful men and yet (tenderly)
didn't I choose you, dear?" Life.
1ft Was and He Wasnt.
When Jonah created that stir on the ahip.
And his comrades concluded they u ftuihU the
Without him, and ave him, as 'twere.a straight
Whii'li Ihfv iliil in a verv hHi'f minute.
And down in the paunch of the whale he was
So sudden he cracked all the ribs when he
Thissjieeth from Lis labidl portalsoutcropped,
"I'm io it! Exceedingly ia it!"
But when, with his tenement sorely displeased,
lie tore and he w hooped and he yawped aud he
Till he made the cetacean feel so diseased
He could no longer bear it and grin it.
The fish made a spurt for the shore thereabout.
And he served on his tenant a writ of get onu
And landing him there did triumphantly shout,
"Eh, Jonah! old boyl you're not in it!"
Style versus Comfort.
Mrs. De Style (first day on a farm)
Horrors! Our host is going to eat dinner
in hts shirt sleeves.
Mr. De Style (mopping his forehead)
Thank heaven! Then I can too. New
He I am resolved to live no longer if
you reject me. You you are my life,
She Well, I don't care if you take
your life, then. Smith, Gray & Ca's
At tbe Military Maneuvers.
"Captain, we have no more cartridges."
"None at all?"
"Then cease firing." Figaro.
SPECIAL SALE OF S'Hog
A r i - X
Another large lot of Ladies Russet Oxfords,
Several styles in Oxfords, Patent Leather Tips,
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Men's solid Congress and Lace Shoes,
The best shoe in the city for
See our Dongola, Congress and Lace,
Three DollarsThe best and largest line in the city,
New lines of Ladies' fine Oxfords just received, at $2, 2.2 and
A, B, C, D and E. It pays to trade at the
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For Over Fifty Tears
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dis-
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In the pursuit of tne gooa things of
this world we anticipate too much; we
eat out the heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
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ail claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
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The dictionery says, "a balsam is a
thick, pure, aromatic substance flowing
from tree6." Kemp's Balsam for the
throat and lungs is the only cough medi
cine that is a real balsam. Maiy thin,
watery cough remedies are called balsam s
but such are not. Look through a bottle
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Large bottles 50c an 1 1.
So Yon Cong St
Don't delay . Take Kemp's Balsim. the
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Hold it to tbe light and see how clear and
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bottles 505 atd $1.
WILL, te under the supervision of the
Burlington, Cedar Rapids sc Northern
Railway. W. J. MORRISON, Manager, and
will be open for the r.eception of gruesta
June 15th in each year. Visitors will find
is first-class in all of Its appointments,
being supplied with gas, hot and cold
water baths, electric bells and all modern
improvements, jteam laundry, billiard
halls, bowling- alley, etc, and positively
free from annoyance by mosquitoe.
ROUND-TRIP EXCURSION TICKETS
will be placed on sale at the commence
ment of tourist season by the Burlington.
Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway and
all of its connecting lines at low rates to
the following points: Spirit Lake. Iowa;
Waterville, Minneapolis. St. Paul and
Lake Minnetcnka, Minnesota; Lake Su
perior points; Yellowstone Part and
points in Colorado.
Write for "A Midsummer Paradise" to
the General Ticket ard Passenarer Agent.
Cednr Rapid s. Iowa; for horel rates to
W. J. MORRISON, Manager, Spirit Lake,
C. J. IVES J. E. HANNEGAN.
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Sash, Doors. Blinds, biding, Flooring,
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