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THE AHGUS; THUKSDAY, SEPTEMBER
Published Daily and Weekly at 1634 Second At
enae. Bock I eland. 111.
J. W. POTTER. -
Tbbjis Daily, 60c per month; Weekly, $8.01
All communications ot a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religious, mast have
reel name attached for publication No each artl
tidee will be printed over flctitlona UKnaturee
aVnonymoas communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
in Bock Island connty. -.
Thtjrsday. September 10, 1891.
Phesidest Harrison is seriously handi
capped by bis son. Peoria Herald.
Senator Peffer has kindly consented
to postpone the election of the third party
president until 1806. Thanks, senator,
Mr. McKinley says he is anxious fr r
Got. Campbell to get well, because
"there is not much glory in whipping a
sick man." This is pretty tall talk for a
man who is exerting his utmost energies
in trying to dodge an encounter with tbe
Indianapc lis Sentinel: If tbe bounty
on domestic sugars is a good thing should
not a bounty been giyen for domestic He?
In 1890 we imported 86 per cent of tbe
sugar we UBed and 100 ptr cent of the
tin. Up to this time a bounty on do
mestic tin would not have co6t the peo
ple anything, but tbe increased duty has
cost them several million dollars.
Col. JohnS. MosBY'sloDg residence
in China has cot caused him to forget
how to do the old fashioned American
knock-down-and-dragout act if it is fair
to iudge by tbe newspaper reports of how
he threshed the conductor and the grip
man on a cable train in San Francisco tbe
other day. About 27 years ago Mosby
was rated as one of tbe most dangerous
men in this country, and the old man
isn't played out yet.
No country has ever existed where
wealth has been created more easily or
been more rapidly massed in tbe hands of
the few than in this country during the
last tniriy years. JNow why has th scon- '
centralion of ihe wealth of the couniry
into the bands of the few been so marked '
and noticeable? There is perhips more
than one reason or cause for so disastrous ;
a result. But we pretend to say that j
none have been more effective ia bringing !
about this state of affairs thsn has been ;
the high tariff which the war forced upon
And yet those who clamor for a high
protective tariff were not satisfied with
ihe one left as a legacy by the late war,
but they have just emerged from the re
modeling of that tariff upon a more in
iquitously high protective scale a sche
dule which is to more certainly fleece tie
poor, that tbe r:ch may become still more
rich and lordly.
Is this what a free people are to expect
in the administering of a free government
upon a people panting for the mainten
ance of constitutional libert5 ? If this h
to be tbe result, how long will the pillars
of a fe government stand erect, as the
founders placed them and erected the mag
nificent structure thereon? Let aneducat
cd people who have been reared um!er the
the iLfluences of our free institutions look
well to tie tendencies of legislation since
tbe war. Capital always has its lobbies
to thwart legislation which may have a
tendency to curtail tbe encroachments of
wealth ard power upon the rights of the
Now let us see the influences of a high
protective tariff upon the transfer of me
wealth of a nation from the hands of the
many to those of the few. There are.
perhaps, somewhere from four to six
millions of our people who directly are
interested in the manufactures of the
coun'rv say one in 10. It Is not
claimed that the tariff directly benefits
any but tbe manufacturers and those thus
Suppose we take a community of a
hundr d persons to illustrate the work
ings of the tariff. Ten of these are en
paged in manufacturing cf different kinds.
Tbe principle of the tariff would say
that tne other 90 must be taxed 50 per
cent on all tbey consumed of the manu
factured articles to put into the pockets
of the oil er 10. How long does this
progress eo on before 90 become very
poor and the 10 very rich? This is the
theory upen which a protective tariff op
erates. T. is kind of squeezing has been
going on very elaborately for the last 30
In the last success of the republicans
., e are told this squeezing process was
not sen wed djwn to its last drippings,
and const quently the late congress caught
hold of the lever and gave "it anotner
twist, to see if there was not a little more
SLbstauce tbe people would give up be
fore revolting, so that tbe rich could pi e
up still higher their wealth and ill go .ten
we overstate tbe bearing of this
ques'io ? The percentage of protection
is nearly twice as great as it was in 1832,
when the country was so convulsed over
the matter that a reduct':on was forced
Those infant manufactures in those
days thought 33 per cent was all sufficient.
But now, when this country has developed
resources never dreamed of in those days,
we are asked to take 50 per cent of all
m nufaciured articles consumed by the
masses and hand it over to tbe "infant
manufactories," that those whoss wealth
is so employed may riot in their ill-gotten
luis is the great question to be settled
in tbe near future. The election of this
fall is to cast lis shadow before it upon
this viul is ue to tbe people. Iowa is
especially taxed in tt is direction, because
she is largely an agricultural state She
is a grext consumer of those very articles
npoo which a republican congress has
made heavy exactions. Now is tbe time
to start tbe vessel of state in tbe right
Music all week at the London.
M'KINLEY'S WHIP TRUST.
A Combination to Pat Up Prices McKin
ley's Helping Band. .
We have a brand new McKinley
trust, a trust of tbe whip manufactur
ers. McKinley got in the work of his
fine protective hand last fall in the du
ties on whips; and now the manufactur
ers of whips have combined to enjoy
McKinleyism. A very natural thing to
do; for shrewd bnsiness men do not en
gage in manufacturing industries for
the good of the dear country, but to fill
their own pockets.
The whipniakers do not understand
what protection means if it does not
mean higher prices. They know of no
other way to realize what Major McKin
ley calls the "beneficences" of protec
tion than through higher prices. Hence
it is announced that whips are already
higher now than ever before, and one of
the monopolists adds, "with a chance of
a rise in price as the stock grows scieree."
This enterprising infant trust has pro
vided, moreover, that stocks shall "run
scarce." The trust got control of the
rattan market and shut of the smaller
whip concerns from their supply of this
indispensable material. Without rattan
whips cannot be made; and with the
Bmaller whip factories closed up and
their workmen out of employment,
where does labor come in for its portion
of the blessings which were to follow
McKinley's increased duties on whips?
Labor simply gets left once more, and as
usual a grasping monopoly pockets the
The Whip trust is a McKinley trust.
Under the old tariff whips covered with
leather were taxed in a general "basket
clause' at 30 per cent.; but this "basket
clause" of the leather schedule was
pushed up by McKinley to 35 per cent.
Most whips, however, are covered with
flax, and here McKinley got in more of
his "basket clause" work, by which
whips of this kind were made dutiable
at 50 percent, in place of the old duty
of 40 per cent.
The McKinleyites have no right to
condemn the Whip trust. This trust,
like all the tariff trusts, is simply a
means by which to harvest the tariff
plnrns. The purpose of a protective
tariff is to enable protected interests to
charge higher prices for their goods,
since this is the only possible way in
which protection can protect. But a
trust seeks to bring about precisely the
The trusts themselves understand per
fectly that they are working to accom
plish, by combination, exactly the same
thing that protection aims at by so
called legal methods. President Ilave
meyer, of tue sugar trust, blurted out
this kinship between protection and
trusts last year when certain high tariff
organs were assailing that great m.
nopoly. Here are the frank and hout-.t
words of the sugar king:
"The great cry of one of the great
parties is for protection that is, they
cry for it loudly during campaigns. But
when we proceed to give ourselves some
protection a howl is raised. They de
mand protection for the industries.
When an industry protects itself it is
said that it is illegal."
Propre Xotwitliitamlioc Protectiou.
That our country is making enormous
progress in nearly all lines of indust y
no one doubts. As to the causes of this
progress there is a radical difference of
opinion. The protectionists hasten to
claim it as the natural and inevitable re
sult of their policy of protection to
American industry not seeing that such
a claim does little honor to American
enterprise and American inventiveness,
and overlooks entirely our vast resources,
which are not equaled by those of any
other connt.y on earth.
We make progress, but it is as Edward
Atkinson expresses it, A strong man can
run, although he has a pebble in his shoe.
-Suppose some Rip Van Winkle of the
Middle Ages ;i time when steam was
unknown should now wak-; up on board
of one of our magnificent ocean steam
ers. He sees the shores rapidly receding
behind him, although the vessel is steam
ing directly in the teeth of the wind. The
fact puzzles our Rip Van Winkle. He
has never seen a ship moving directly
against the wind, and yet he has never
?een a vessel propelled by any other than
wind power. Hence he is sure that wind
power is still the only pjwer that can
propel a ship, although he must admit
that the ship is steering straight against
In his inexperience of the preat strides
which m jdern enterprise and invention
have made he overlooks the throbbing
engine which is forcing the vast buls
forward and persists in his antiquated
notion that in the same way the wind is
getting in its work.
Thus with the Rip Van Winkles of
protection. They are sure that only the
wind of protection can propel the ship
of state. They forget the mighty motive
power our broad acres of wheat and
corn, our rich mines and forests, our in
ventiveness and enterprise which are
driving the ship of 6tate to its port.
The protectionists are a curious folk.
Safety Apparatus for Mine Cages.
A greatly improved safety apparatus for
miners' cages has been introduced. A
current of electricity is conveyed dow n the
nanling rope to four electromagnets,
-rhich sustain tbe gripping cams. While
t.he current passes tbe cams are kept away
from the guides, hut directly the rope
breaks and the current is cut off the cams
immediately grip the guides and so sus
tain the cage. The. rope is, to all intents
und purposes, the ordinary hauling rope,
except that it has two insulated copper
tvires in the hemp core. New York Tele
gram. Slips for the broadside docking of vessels
nave been built at three of the principal
ports of France. By this means vessels
lire to be hauled out of the water without
f training, and the cost is less than by the
eTdinary means of placing in a dry dock.
Gall stones are concretions formed in the
(all bladder from some of the constitu
ents of the bile. They vary in size from
millet seed to a hen's egg, .and occasion
ally are much larger.
FASHIONS IN WALL PAPER.
New Ideas and Artistic Patterns Described
by Decorator and Furnisher.
The dado of wall paper is little used at
present, and is not needed except in large
rooms with high ceilings.
A deep wainscoting of hard wood or a
movable banging fastened by hooks to a
rail or moldiug is bonesr. and serviceable,
and should be employed when such hori
zontal division of the wall space is desira
ble. Tbe frieze still remains in favor and re
tains its place in nearly all schemes of wall
decoration. Its width depends, of course,
on the height of the room, and with the
dado or wainscoting it aids in modifying
the unnecessary height of the ordinary
modern room. The lowering of the ceiling
in many of the new houses will have the
effect of narrowing these finishiug bands
into the old fashioned borders, or of dis
placing them altogether. .
Where uatural forms in decoration are
desired, a frieze of flock paper, with a bold
ly painted design, may be used above the
door spaces in panels. A trailing spray of
wild roses ou aground of soft yellow in
clining to brown, great bunches of crim
son and amber tinted roses on a field cf
turquoise blue, or a dull gold background,
with stalks of tall red lilies, may be used
with excellent effect.
In many of the finest patterns lilac
effects are introduced, lilac being a fash
Another departure in the present sea
son's goods are the new embossing effects
in silk goods. In one range of papers the
ground is embossed with a daisy pattern:
in another the ground is a minute repn
sentation of combed work, and in another
line of papers the ground is heavily em
bossed to represent burlap.
rueful and Convenient Aprons.
Aprons are now to le seen in many dif
ferent materials, including white lawns,
plain and embroidered checks, pompadour
prints, embroidered zephyrs or sateen. A
very dressy apron for afternoon wear has
a gathered bib and a Swiss belt, below
which is loosely tied a girdle of silk passe
menterie to match the principal color in
the print sateen or zephyr, which is em
ployed. Artists and ladies occupied in pur
suits that soil the dress find a pair of sleeves
which converts a plain apron virtually inta
a dress, a useful addition.
TWO NEW APKOXS.
Two useful and becoming aprons are
here represented. One is in soft muslin
with embroidered edge, tucks at the bot
tom and a bil. The other is made long
with a large pocket at the side; the upper
portion is formed of two separate braces,
with a plaited frill, gathered into a wide
pointed band, which encircles the waist.
The pointed bands of these aprons add
greatly to thestyleand fit of the garments.
Tretty Ways of Snrvlug Fruit.
Tastefulness in preparing and presenting
fruit tor the table makes it doubly deli
cious. Muskmelous cut in half and thor
oughly chilled oa ice liefore serving are
tempting and much used as the firt break
fast course on hot mornings. Canteloupes
ought not, however, to lie kept in a refrig
erator with milk and butter, as they give a
bad flavor to these latter. In the country
a good way is to tuck them away in the
grass over night, as the falling dew gives
them freshness and crispness fur breakfast.
Large, fresh, juicy peaches should not ha
chipped up into little bits, but cut, after
peeling, into two or three large, luscious
looking pieces. Sprinkle granulated sugar
over them and half freeze them in the
freezer, which will take about an hour.
Just before serving take them from the
freezer and sprinkle on a little more sugar:
serve in a glass dish.
A very pretty way to serve orange or
lemon ice is to mold it in halves of orauge
A Cool Closet.
A novel device for keeping food cold,
where one has no ice, was recently seen,
and if one were snre of always having as
cool, well ventilated a cellar as that house
wife had, it would certainly save many a
weary btep. It was a box very like au
ice box, built into the pantry floor and ex
tending into the cellar four inches below it.
It was about 4 feet long, 2 feet wide and 2
eet4 inches high, with a bottom of narrow
slats placed 2 inches apart. The top
opened back by hinges, and across each
etid and one side was a shelf. Country
Gentleman says that the housewife uti,
loud in its praises, and it was cold in sum
nier and warm in winter.
Corn oysters are made from grated sweet
corn. Useoneaud one-half dozen ears of
sweet corn grated as fine as possible. Mix
three large tablespoonfuls of flour and the
yolks of six eggs, beaten till very light,
with the grated corn. Have in the frying
pan an equal portion of lard and butter.
When boiling drop in portions of the mix
ture the shape and size of oysters. Fry
tbem browD and serve them while hot.
They should be about an inch thick.
For coffee pudding beat together one cup
ful of butter, one and a half cupfula of
sugar, one capful molasses, one egg, one
cupful cold coffee, four cupfuls prepared
flour, one tablespoonful of cloves, one table
spoonful of cinnamon, one grated nutmeg;
add one-half pound each of raisins and cur
rants, if desired. Bake and eat with any
Line half a dozen well oiled cups with
paste and fill them with finely aliceu
peaches, sweetened to taste, cover with
more paste, then set them In A pan half
filled with boiling water and bake or steam
forty minutes. Turn out on a dlah and
errc with liquid sauce.
School - Shot
Bring in the BOYS and GIRLS ond we will fit
em out with good, solid, serviceable
shoes that will
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island House
P. S. BIG NEW LINE'OP SCHOOL SHOES.
There is more catarrh in this section of
the couniry than all other diseases put
together, and until tbe last few years was
supposed to be incurable. For a great
many years doctors pronounced it a local
disease, and prescribed local remedies, and
by constantly failing to cure with local
treatment, pronounced it incurable.
Science bas proven catarrh to be a con
stitutional disease, and therefore requires
constitutional treatment. Hall's Citarrh
Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney &
Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the onlv constitu
tional cure on the market. It is taken
internally in doses from 10 drops to a
teaspoonful. It acts directly upon the
blood and mucous surfaces of the system.
They offer 51(H) for any case It faiis to
cure. friend for circulars ard testimon
F. J. Cheney & Co.. Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 73e.
Kow Try This.
It will cost you noining and will sudly
do you good, if you have a ougb, coldor
any trouble with throat, chest or lungs.
Dr. King's New Discovery for consump
tion, coughs and colds Is guaranteed to
give relief, or money will be paid back.
Sufferers from la grippe found it just the
thing and under its use bad a speedy and
perfect recovery. Try a sample bottle at
our expense and learn for yourself just
bow good a thine it is. Triil bottles
free at Hartz & Bshnsen's drug store.
Large size 50c and $1.
S. II. Clifford, New Csel, Wis., was
troubled with neuralgia and rheumatism,
his stomach was disordered, his liver was
effected to an alarming degree, tppetite
fell away, and be was lerr My reduced in
flesh and strength. Three bottles of
Electric Bittt-rs cured him.
Edward Shepherd, Harrisbursr, 111., had
a running sore on his leg r.f eight years'
standing. Used three bottfes of Electric
Bitters and seven boxes of Bucklcn's
Arnica Salve, and his leg is sound ard
well. John Speaker, Catawba, O.. bud
five sree fever soies on his leg, doctors
said be was incurable. One bottle Elec
tric Bi'ters and one box Burklen's Arnica
Salve cured htm entirely. Sold by Hartz
BCCKLKX'8 ARNICA SALTS.
The best salve in the world for cats,
bruises, sores, ulcere, eait rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns and all skin eruptions, and posi
tive cures piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For aale w Hurt A- Bahnseo.
For Over Fifty Tears
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup bag
been used by millions of mothers for
their 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 once and get
a bottle o "Mr. Wirslow'g Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve tbe poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it. mothers, thereisno mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates tbe stomach and bowels, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion and gives tone and energy to the
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to the taste and is tbe prescription of one
of the oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in the United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout tbe world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs Wtnslow'eSoothing 8yrup
To Iowa, Mo., Kan., Ind. Ter., Colo.,
Neb., Minn., or tbe Dakotas, over the
Great Rock Island route. Sept. 15 and
29 are tbe dales you can buy tickets
low rates round trip. Ask any ticket
agent for tickets over the Chicago. Rock
Island & Pacific railway. This line runs
to all tbe states above mentioned, and
offers superior through car equipment.
Limit on tickets, 30 days. Enquire of or
address K E Palmer.
Pass. Agt. Central District. Peoria, El.
G. T. &P. A.. C . R I. & P. Ry Chi-
Feb in St mind.
Smoke Public Demand cigar. Strictly
band made, long Havanna filler; five cents
We have a most complete line of
at very popular prices.
SOUTH DAK A
Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Pau
Via the Famous Albert Lea Boufe.
St. Louis, Minneapolis and St. Paul
Via St. Lonis, Minneapolis Su Paul hoit Line.
Through Sleepers and Chair Csrs
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PA:
PEORIA, CEDAR RAPIDS AND SIOUX FALLS, OAK.
CHICAGO AND CEDAR RAPIDS
Via the FamoiM Albert Lea Route.
THE SHORT LINE
""(? SPIRIT LAK L,-
The Great Iowa Summer Kesort.
For Railway ami llot.-l l:at-, o. oriptive
Pamphlets anil all iii'orinarJo.i, Miitliess
'Jen'l Ticket ami l';itin;er A(;eiit.
FOR CHEAP HOMES
On line of this road In Northwestern Iowa,
southeastern Minnesota, ami (Vmntl Iiakota,
"hert lrniu;lit ami crop failures are unknown.
-liousatnls of rlioiee acres of l.-.li.l vet unsold.
Local Kxeiirsi.;!! nites sien. For fiill infor
ion astopneesof land a ml rates of f;ue, address
t.eii 1 Tteket and I'a-senuer Atient.
All of the Passenger Trains on all Divisions '
Ins Hallway are heated lv Meant troin the
enefn?.aml the Main l ine I a'v I'sstnucr Trains
are lighted will; the K'.eetrie Light
!:;, Time Tables, Thrmih Kates and all in
flation furnished on aoplieation to AL-eiif
rt Kets on sale over this route at all prominent
uoints in the Vnion. and i, its Airents to all
f-tsof the 1'nited stji'es aiid t 'anada.
iWer amioiiiicenn r.ts of Excursion rtates,
Bnd local matters of H.l: rest, please refer to the
IJcul columns of this paper.
t. J. IVES. J. r. MANNEGAN,
Paea't 4 Gen'l Snrt. Gen'l Tkt. t Past. Agt
cror. 4ap,dis. icwa.
C. O. D.
221 and SS3
Al. Laundry Work done on short notice.
A specialty ot Dress Skirts.
Pricf s as Low as the Lowest.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
V riret-clasa work td special attention to
ring rs TJP,-
Telephone No. 1214
John Volk Sc Co.,
Saab, poors. Blinds. Siding. Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for builders.
Uhtenth 8U, bet. Third and Foartk ares.
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