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THtu A lil Lb. WEDNESDAY, -KP EM It 10 K 2,
Pabllshed Daily and Weekly at 1SS4 Be coed At
enue. Rock lrUnd, 111.
I. W. Potter.
TanaDally, 50c per month; Weekly, S3.00
Ail commaiilcatlons of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or reliaioua. moat have
real name attached for publication No each arti
tides will be printed over fictitious signatures -Anonymoae
communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
ia Bock Island county.
Wednesday, September S, 1891.
Philadelphia Record: CarefulinYei
tigation by experts baa shown that to
establish a genuine tin plate mill in this
country would be a task involving a year's
time in the construction of buildings,
furnaces and machinery, and an expendi
ture of from $130,000 to $200,000 before
single plate should have been dipped.
The Electric Railway Advertiser says
that electric cars are run successfully on
railways with grades as great as 14 per
cent at distances of six miles or more
from the power station, and at speed as
high as 25 to SO miles an hour, with sin
gle cars and with trains of from two to
The McKinley law is responsible for
the death of Alfred H. Hildick. once a
wealthy merchant of New York, who
killed himself on Thursday last by taking
paris green. For many years Bildick had
been an exporter and importer of iron,
and be had a large trade. But the pis
sage of the bill caused a falling off in his
business, and the latter continued to de
cline till he was reduced to poverty. He
became despondent in consequence, and
the. despondency increased till it culmi
nated in Buicide. Mr. Hildick attributed
his misfortunes to the bill, and whenever
he referred to the measure he bitterly
condemned It. The protection it gave
him was of the kind the hungry wolf
gives to the lamb. Ostensibly enacted
to promote the welfare of the citizen, it
ruined Eildick's fortune and destroyed
The widening chasm between the sim
ple and the complex protectionist may be
in some degree responsible for the efforts
of the republicans to shift the issue in
Ohio from the tariff to silver and in Iowa
from the tariff to prohibition, says the
New York Standard. In Ohio the demo
crats did insert a free silver plank in their
platform, but only by a bare majority in
a large convention, while the free trade
plank was adopted unanimously. Nomi
nally the democratic party of Ohio favors
free silver; actually it is narrowly di
vided upon the question; and actually,
also, the question is a side issue and
could be nothing else in any political
contest in which Major McKinley was
the leader on either side. "McKinley'
and "protection" are interchangeable
terms. In Iowa the republicans approve
the prohibitory law, and the democrats
favor the substitution of licenses. This
is no doubt an isBue there. But it is a
local issue, and the attempt of the re
publican candidate for governor to make
it appear the leading issue is of a kind
with that of the republican press to give
a silver tinge to the Ohio campaign. How
the election in the states may be affected
by such subordinate questions it is impos
sible to foretell ; but the fact that the
protectionists try so bard to divert the
issue, strongly indicates lack of conC
dence on their part in the popularity of
protection, and loss of faith in the decep
tive potency ol that Barnum's mermaid
of a policy Reciprocity.
M'hlnii-y' Tax on Irade.
New York Evening Put.
The falling off in dutiable imports dur
ing the fir-t uiDe months of the operation
of the McKinley bill is given by the bu
reau of statistics as S"j5,o43,692. These
figures, while do doubt correct, are yet
misleading in one important particular.
We refer iu tte txira amount of tin pmte
imported in the period in question, in or
der to anticipate the increased duty going
into effect July 1 . A high English au
thority estimates the sales of Welsh tin
plate to American purchasers since last
October to amount to more than $10,000.
000 above the average sales for a similar
length of time in foregoing years. This
estimate falls in very well with the
treasury returns of the imports of tin
plate for the 11 months ending May 81.
as compared with the same part of the
preceding year, which show an increase
in the former period of $i0.101,000.
Thus it is perfectly clear that in the
future, now that the McKinley tax on tin
plate is actually in force, another $10.
000,000 should be knocked off our impor
tations, naking the total falling off more
than $65,600,000 This ought to mean
an extra $10,000,000 worth of happiness
to the McKinley organs, but it wilt not.
The chorus of delight at finding the total
of imports actually increased under the
new tariff shows that they do not really
believe in their own professions, and were
in great alarm lest the republican party
. should have to bear the odium of having
contracted the nation's foreign commerce.
Moreover, deep down in their hearts they
are quaking for fear tbey will have' to
enter the next campaign with the burden
of a treasury deficit on their backs, and
would secretly be glad to see the dutiable
imports mount up to any figure if only
the gaps made in the treasury by extrava
gant legislation could be filled.
It is very important in this agw of vast
material progress that a remedy be pleas
ing to the taste and to the eye, easily
taken, acceptable to the stomach and
healthy in its nature and effects. Pos
sessing these qualities, Syrup of Figs is
the one perfect laxative and most gentle
diuretic known. '
foreigners Invited to Exhibit Gooeto a
People that Do Mot Wish to Buy.
Several estimable gentlemen are now
traveling in Europe with a view to inter
esting European governments in a great
show soon to be given in Chicago. Odd
ly enough the same administration that
passed the McKinley bill with the
avowed intent to discourage the impor
tation of foreign goods will spend money
to farther this show, and, odder still,
foreign manufacturers are to be asked
to exhibit here the very goods which wo
have plainly declared that we do not
wish to buy. A recent dispatch from
"The foreign committee of the Chi
cago Columbian exposition has done
much good work in this city in arousing
interest among the government officials
nd merchants in the World's fair. As
ii generally nown, it had been decided
lefore the arrival of the committee in
lierlin that Germany would be repre
sented at the fair, but the efforts of the
committee, Tided by Mr. William Wal
ter Phelps, have resulted in the deteran
ration that the German exhibit shall be
worthy of the nation that sends it, and
a matter o. pride to the thousands of
Germans wjo have left the fatherland
a ad made their homes in the United
"After the work of the committee
shall have been finished in Berlin the
n.ernbers will divide into several parties.
Some will visit Vienna and othors Him
g.irian cities, while other will go to
Italy, Sweden and Switzerland. The
p;irty which will visit Berne. Geneva
and the other Swiss manufacturing cen
ters has received a special invitation to
visit the Electrical exhibition at Frank
fcrt. The party will probably accept
tte invitation, and will endeavor to in
duce some of the exhibitors at Frankfort
to prepare exhibits for Chicago.
"The convnittee, at its conference to
df y, with Hrr Wernanth, the German
imperial commissioner to the World's
fair, considered the details of the Ge
min exhibits. The conference lasted for
three and a half hours. The committee
informed him that the buildings thit
would be allotted to Germany would be
of sufficient size for all the exhibits of
the German government and manufac
turers. Among the principal points
wliich were fully and satisfactorily ex
plidned to the imperial commissioner
wt re those regarding the transiorution
of exhibits from the American seaboard
cities to Chiongo, the insurance of goods,
th.; protection that would be given to
thi? holders f German patents, the en
gagements o employes by the exhibitors
to attend to their exhibits while the fair
was in progress, and t'je rules whicii
govern the retail sale t f liquors. The
arrangements maJe to allow the securing
of special sites for buildings of a national
character were also fully discussed."
Mr. William W alter Phel;is. who be
lieves in the McKinley bill, most feel a
bit queer when he asks German manv
fatiurers to snow their wares in the
Ur ited States. Germans do not make
6U( h shows purely to delight the eyes of
OUR DOMESTIC FREE TRADE.
If It Is So Good a Thins;, Why Not Ex
tend It to Our Relations with Cauada?
Ilefore the present constitution of the
United States was formed the states
we-e cutting each others throats with
ret diatory tariffs. New York, Connec
ticut and New Jersey being near to
gether were peculiarly cursed with this
wa-fare. When, however, the fathers
fra:ned the constitution theyj.nt in the
cla ise that ruaJe sure of free trade be
tween ail the states. NoD'hIv doubts
that without this provision half of the
for y-two states would at this moment
be levying protective tariffs against one
another's gnods. On the other hand,
notody doubts that 6uch a policy would
be injurious not only to some, but to all
of t he states.
Apply the principle a little farther.
Thre is only an imaginary line between
mu ;h of our territory and that of Brit
ish America. If free trade between
New York and Pennsylvania is good f"r
both, why is not free trade between
Ne.- York, Pennsylvania and Canada
goo 1 for all thrt-'; What is there jie
culi;ir in the soil, climate, people or gov
ernment of Canada that makes it hn
Iroier, impolitic, unpatriotic, danger
ous or unprofitable for us to enjoy ii-.y
trace with the Canadians?
Mr. Blaine's reciprocity swma to con
fess this, but it does not go far enough.
If the objection to tariffs lies partly in
the fact that they obstruct trade, the
country that throws down these barriers
without regard to the policy of its
neighbors in this regard will thus far fu-
cihtite trade, and s j dj a good thing.
Rec.procity is taking merely half a step,
when the whole step would do more
Kuit Good verMis Pearl ISuttoiitt.
It is, indeed, hard to please everybody.
It now transpires that not a few of the
knit underwear manufacturers, who did
so much to help along the cause of pro
tection to American industries in 18f!8
and 1890, are sick of their bargain. A
prondnent manufacturer of Cohoes, who
owns several shares of McKinley tariff
stock, said some time ago to a friend:
"I don't want to hear any more about
the McKinley bill. It is costing me
$5,009 a year on the single item of
pearl buttons, and I am not getting one
cent benefit from it." Many other manu
facturers think the same, and would be
glad to sell their McKinley stock at par,
but 1 nd it a drug on the market.
The knit goods men tried to substitute
vegei able ivory for pearl buttons, but the
trade was too shrewd and would not ac
cept them except at a discount. Cheaper
trimmings are being used by many man
ufacturers, but the increased cost of
trimmings, due to McKinley, makes it
impossible to save much in this way. It
is ais ) difficult to use more shoddy and
not have it detected. The extra cost of
pearl buttons, due to increased duty,
amounts to about $1,000 a year to a
manufacturer for every 1,000 employes.
Th is it is that a high tariff on buttons
and trimmings, passed for the benefit of
a few prospective manufacturers, is
detrimental to an important industry.
THE GLASSWARE TRUST.
COMPLETION OF A M'KINLEY COM
BINE. Tb Tabla Glassware Men to Enjoy Me
Klnlejrism Plans of the Combine.
McKinley Helped the Trust with High
Duties La rge Exports of Glassware.
Soon after the McKinley tariff law
was passed the manufacturers of table
glassware began to take steps to form a
trust in order to enjoy the full benefits
of the greatly increased duties.
When the law went into operation in
October the New York Tribune printed
interviews showing "glass manufac
Well they might be happy, for Mc
Kinley had increased their protection by
50 per cent The old duty on glassware
was 40 per cent., this was raised by Mc
Kinley to CO per cent. But the provi
sions of his customs administrative law
with regard to packing, breakage, etc.,
are equivalent to an additional 10 per
cent protection. The manufacturers,
therefore, have a protection of at least
70 per cent.
And now comes the trust to make this
protection effective. About the first of
the year it was reported from Pittsburg
that nineteen of the leadirg table glass
ware manufacturers of Ohio, Pennsylva
nia and Wc -t Virginia had formed a
trust. This report, however, referred to
the preliminary arrangements, as only
row in midsummer does the high tariff
New York Tribune report the comple
tion of the organization. This it does in
3 dispatch from Pittsburg, the center of
the table glassware trade, as follows:
Pittswro, .Tn!y l.V At a meeting of the
'able glassware manufacturers of Pennsylva
nia, Ohio and "est Virginia in this city today
the plants wet a consolidated and an associa
tion formed t-nder the name of the Unite!
States Glass n.aipany. D. C. Kipley, of this
city, waselected president. The company com
prise eighteen firms, with a capital of $1,000.
(J. Tbeobject of the combination is said to 9
vo systematise and to harmonize the working
of the several plants, and to secure such econo
mies in costas raav result from a consolidation
of Interests. The headquarters will be in i'itts
burg. This trust starts out with the promise
not to raise prices; but such a promise
will hardly deceive anybody at this late
day. That is an old trick which has been
worked too often. When this trust was
being formed in February one member
of it told a Boston dealer in glassware
that ''the im:in purpose of the trust ws
to raise xrices oa staple tableware and
to control output."
Another purt of the trust's plan was to
buy r.p all the independent concerns, or
else squeeze them out: and then the least
profitable oues were to be closed up to
reduce the output, and thus sustain the
trust prices. Only recently it has been
announced that the price of glass fruit
jars, evidently manufactured by this
trust, h:ts b .n advanced.
The increased duties on glassware
should be explained by Candidate Mc
Kinley on the stump this fall. It is
stated that the trust was originated by
the manufacturers in his district, who
also contributed liberally to his cam
paign expenses last fall. Such party
service may have been a sufficient excuse
for the great increase in duties.
Certainly there was no excuse in trade
conditions to justify an increase of duty.
Our imports of plain molded or pressed
flint glassware during the fiscal year
IfSD amoantod to only .$08,000, and "last
year to only .JTjo.OOO. On the other hand,
our exports are generally about ten
times as much.
The Xew York Tribune, the leading
high tariff organ in the United States, in
showing the advantages which recipro
city would give to this country, enumer
ated glassware among the articles which
"can be produced in the United States as
cheaply as in Europe."
That this is true may be seen fromonr
exports of glass, glassware and china to
Mexico. The recently published imports
of Mexico for the year ending Jane SO,
ISsy, show that its imports of glass and
china from the United States amounted
to 2-13.000; from Germany, SICO.OOO;
from France, $l.i9,000; from England,
On the fare, of such facts as thes,
where was the necessity of increasing the
glassware duties? If our manufacturers
can beat their foreign competitors in
Mexico, even without the advantage of
reciprocity, is it not the height of .ab
surdity to give them greater protection
at home? Can McKinley's increased
duties have any other effect than to turn
domestic consnmers over to the tender
mercies of his glassware trust?
Whatever may be said of "protection
to American industries,' the formation
of these tariff trusts is growing extreme
ly tiresome, and the trust crop has been
unusually abundant since the McKinley
law went into effect. This thing is go
ing entirely too far, and the patience of
the people is not going to stand these
needless McKinley tariff taxes forever,
with their numerous brood of McKinley
trusts. The day of reckoning must soon
A flare Geulus.
Jinks That man does not look very
smart and yet yon say he has made a
Winks Smart? He's a genius. He's
a great inventor.
"You don't say so? What did he in
vent?" "He invented an apple barrel that
won't hold scarcely anything at all."
New York Weekly.
Better Than Physic.
"Why, Sharp, I'm glad to see you so
spry. You were quite lame when 1 last
"Oh, yes; I was awfully lame then,
but that was before I got a verdict of
$5,000 against the railroad company."
New York Herald.
How to Avoid Freckles.
Estelle wants a cure for freckles. If
Estelle will go down cellar in April
every year and stay there until October
6he will not have a freckle on her face.
Special inducements to buyers. All Oxfords and Low Cut $v
COST AND LESS
To make room for Fall Stock.
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island House.
P. S.-BIG NEW LINE OF SCHOOL SHOES
For Over Fifty Tears
Vrs. Winslow's Southing 6yrop hna
been used by millions of mothers for
heir 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 send at ouce and get
a bottle of ,-Mrt. Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve the poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it, mothers, tbereis no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates tee stomach and bowels, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduces infUiu (na
tion and gives tone and energy to the
whole system, "Mrs Wioelow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teettin" is pleHsaut
to the taste and is the prescription of one
of the oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in the UDited Stities. Sold bv
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure aDd
ask for "Mrs. Wmslow'sSoot ning Sfrup
A Ktw Fast Train.
The Chieugn, Rjick Island & Pacific
railway will, on Aaaust 16, 1891, put on
another daily train between Chicago and
Denver that will run via their new line,
just opened, through Omaha and Lincoln,
the capital of Nebraska.
This train will be composed of new cars
throughout pilace sleepers, chair cars
and dinine cars, and new modern pattern
day coaches, and will be a vestibuled
It will leave Cbicaso daily at 8:35 niffht,
arrive at Denver 7 second morning.
Leave Denver 8 nichr, arrive Chicago
7:43 second niomin?.
E. St. Jons, Jso. Sebastian,
(Jen'l Manager. Gcu'l Ifct Sc Pass A"t.
To Kerv'jCi ana Dtbl!wd Ken.
If you wid send me tour address wt
will mhil you our illustrated pamphlet
explaining nil about Dr. Dye's celebrated
elecro voltaic belr. and Du!isnoc', and
their charming effects upon iht nervous
dabilitttteJ system, aud how thry will
quickly restore you to viyor, manhood
andbetihb. PaniphUt free. If you are
tius offlicltd, we wdl nenii you a belt nnd
aoplitiLces od trial
Voltatc BkltCo.. Marshall. Mich.
& Rral Balsam is Kemp's Italras
The dictionery shvs, "a balssni is a
thick, pure, aromatic substance flowing
from trees " Kemp's liis.im for the
throat and lunts is tMe on!v t.o'igh, medi
cine that in r'il balsam. M iy thin,
watery cough remedies nrvonlVd bils-.m s
but sucb are n"t Look through a bottle
of Kemp's Balsam anil coiicu what a pure,
thick prepMrMtion it is. If you mutch
use Kewp's Bnlsm At all druggists'.
Large boitle 50c ao SI.
In the pursun ol t..e goo'I things of
this world t anticipate too mucu,, we
3i out the hesirt acd sweetnebn ot world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from toe nee
of Dr. Jones' Ktd Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and a!!
stomach, liver, ki-inej ami bladder
troubles. It in a perfoct tonic, appetizer,
biood purictr, . "nrv ure for ague ano
md irif diie e. Price. W cent, cf
Do Ton Coogal
Don'tdelay. Take Kemp's Balsam, the
best cough cure. It will cure your
couebe and colds. It will cure pains in
the chest. It will cure ioflueaza and
bronchitis and ail diseases pertaining to
the lungs because it is a pure balsam.
Hold it to the light and see bow clear and
thick it is. Tou will see the excellent
effect after taking the first dose. Large
bottles 50c andfl.
I had cat an h of the head and throat
for five years. I used Ely's Cream Balm,
aDd from the first application I was re
lieved. The cense of smell, which had
been lost, was restored after using one
bottle. I btiv-) found the balm the only
satisfactory retaedj tw catarrh, and it
has effected cure ia my case. H. L.
Meyer, Waver!?, N. Y.
Two Baivcii ExcDriiGDs.
On Tuesdaj s, Aug. 25 and Sept. 29,
special harvest excursion tickets will be
sold to points on the Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul railway at one and one-third
fare for round trio.
D. W. Eolmbb, Agent.
Ye hurrying people, STOP,
Your glittering money, DROP,
And you will get your money's worth,
If you are satisfied short of the earth.
WILL, be under the supervision of the
Burlington, Cedar Rapids m Northern
Railway, V. J. I-IOF.R130N, Manager, and
will be open foi tna vsccptioa of suestd
June 15th in each year. Visitors will And
is first-class In all of its p.ppointments,
being- supplied with g-as, tot and cold
water baths. e'.9Ctric bells and all modern
improvements, scaam laundry, billiard
hails, bowling: alley, eta, and positively
free from annoyance by mosquitos.
ROUND-TRIP EXCURSION TICKETS
will be placed on sals at the commence
ment of tourist season by the Burlington.
Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway and
all of its connecting lines at low ratea to
the following- points: Spirit Lake, Iowa;
Waterville. Liirinenpoliis. St. Paul and
Le.ke Minnecnk. 'ine'scta; Iake Su
perior points; Yellowstone Pari and
points in Colorado.
Write for "A Midsummer Paradise" to
the General Ticket and Passenger Agent,
Cedar Rppiris. Iowa; for hotel rates to
W. J. MORRI30N, liaiiag-er. bpirit Lake.
C. J. IVES J. t. H4HNEGSN.
Preft't Mid lien 1 gap't Urn Ticke.1 scj fus'r Afftnl.
vy VETERiHARY SPECIFICS
Ta Sirse Cattl:. CLacp, cr, Hc
500 Pajre Ron! on Tronimrnt of AniiimN
nufi burl Vui Frer.
. A. t nir.nl .lieniiiKil i-. 31i!k hev.
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.li-earri n or. HfitMirrtttitf .
11.11. I rmHry iiiol Kidney Di-ese.
!.. Erupiive )li-eafA. .laiiy...
J.K. Ix-eai-e-i ol liueliu, Perily-i.
SlnKle Dottle (over 50 dwe. - - ,jJ
Mable Cniie, wiih Fr"M3rs. M.nrnal,
I'U-rliiHry Pur.i Oil an ' UMicatjr, ST. If
Tar elermnry Care Oil, - - 1.UO
Sold br Druggists; or Sent prepaid tmrvbers
3a m any quajiti:7 o: Koceip: ci Fried.
HUMPHREYS' ITEDTCIIf CO.,
Corner Wi.lisra and John St.. New Torfe,
W XfcSTJlZPH RHYS'
taus Debility, Vital Weakness,
sna rroetratioo. from oT-r-worJc or othor i-aaftea.
1 per vial, or h vita am! larue -ia! powder, tvr fro.
bold by DHCxi;sTs, iirwut rxKtfid on receipt
of prtoe.-HUMPHrUYS MEDICINE CO.,
Cor. WtU ism and John Sts If. Y.
Jolin Voile 6c Co.,
Sasb, Doors. Blinds, Biding, Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for builders.
Zlcattecth St.. bet. Third and Poartk aves..
n.ri uaikiM Tcnuaifc ic vnimn.
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