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THE AliGUS, FKIDAY, .vEPTEMBEH 25, 1891.
Fibliihcd Daily and Weekly at 1624 Second Av
enue, Rock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter.
Dailr. 60c per month; Weekly, $3.00
pat urn am.
All commanication of a eritlcal or argumenta
tive character, political or religion, must have
Teal name attached for publication No cnch arti
tielea will be printed over flctitiona signatures -Aaonymoaa
communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
la Bock Island county.
Feiday, September 25, 1891.
How 1 lie Taller fr'eote the tlll.
From 1S80 to 1890 the wealth of this
country increased 50 per cent. It in
creased from $44,000,000,000 to $66,000,
000,000. This increase was the result of
labor. It was produced by the toiler of
Bat what became of this increase? A
thoughtful writer in the San Francisco
Argonaut proceeds to answer the ques
tion. Careful estimates show that on
January 1, 1890. of ihe $G6.000.000,000
of wealth in the United States, 30,000
eadirjg capitalists possessed $36,250,
000,000, leaving 29.750,000,000 for the
remaining 63,000.000 inhabitants. It
will be teen from these figures that al
though our farmers, artisans and other
toilers produced the incresse of$22,000,
000,000 a few capitalists absorbed most
of it. If this thing is to go on, in. about
25 years a few thousand plutocrats will
practically own the whole country.
The toi'ers of the country produce all
that we eat, drink and wear in a year,
and in addition add 4 per cent annually
to our wealth. But the capitalists own
the factories, machinery and appliances
used by laboring men. Capital should
obtain a fair share of the increase of
wealth. As it is, it takes the entire in
crease, and exacts so much that the la
borers have to mortgage their little prop
erty and live on the proceeds. This
true statement is emphasized by the Keo
kuk Constitution Democrat. During
the past 10 years the capitalists lived in
luxury at the expense of the toilers. Dur
ing the same period our farmers and
other workers lived very plainly, although
they increased the wealth of tte country
50 per cent. Now, simple justice de
mands that the increase should be equal.
y divided between the two classes.
There is something wrong somewhere.
In fact, nearly eve rj thing is wrong. Mc
Kinleyism, monopolies, plutocratic leg
islation, goldbug contraction of the cur-
rency and our extravagant late congress
are building up the classes and pulling
down the masses. The San Francisco
Argonaut writer savs;
Bad the interest on money been at the
rate of 4 per cent, and bad capitalists
been content with profits of 4 per cent,
capital would baye swallowed up the en
tire surplus of $22,000,000,000, and
would have left the farmers and other
workers in precisely the same financial
condition in which they were at the be
ginning of 1880. Capital, however, was
not content with profits of 4 cent, and
the result was that the surplus wealth"
created during the decade was not suffi
cient to meet their unjust demands, and
the workers of the country had to mort
gage their property to pay them the ex
crss. The legal rate of interest in the
different states and territories ranges
from 5 to 12 per cent; ihe average rate
for the whole union being about seven
per cent. Louisana is the only state in
which the legal rate is lower than six
percent. The rate allowed by contract
is, in a number of states, unlimited.
During the year 1890. the dividend paid
by the national banks of tbe United
States amounted to 8 19 per cent of the
capital invested. If the. average rate of
profits on capital throughout the coun
try be lets than 7 per cent, the state legis
lators are guilty of intolerable tyranny in
compelling tbe unfortunate debtors to
pay that amount. The average legal rate
of interest for the whole country is 7 per
cent, and tbe state legislatures have no
right to force debtors to pay more for tbe
use of money than it will produce when
used. Tbe fact that the average legal
rate is 7 per cent shows that, in the esti
mation of our state legislators, tbe aver
age profits on capital amount to 7 per
This makes tbe whole business plain
enough for even tbe wayfaring man to
understand. If tbe annual increase of
tbe wealth of tbe country produced by
labor is only 4 percent, and capital con
tinues to make an average profit of 7 per
cent throughout tbe United States, then
tbe j!g is up, and in another generation
tbe masses will be no better off than the
old serfs in Russia atd the peons in
But tbe question is, what are tbe peo
ple going to do about it?
Tbe democratic party and tbe farmers'
alliance together bave it in their power to
do a great deal to relieve the situation of
its worst features. Their proposed re
. form will cot abolish poverty and make
every man well to do, but tbeir proposed
restoration of an honest government, just
taxation, and a financial system inde
pendent of Wall street will give every
industrious, thrifty toiler at leatt a fight
ing chance, and that will be something
infinitely better than be enjoys now.
It is reform or ruin; there is no middle
Detroit Free Tress: Referred to:
I "A foutra for the woild and
n.ntvM KiWf.l worlilliuiMbase! 1 i-peuk
llcnry M. Btauley f of Africa und joys."
(lNo pleasure is compara
ble to the standing upon
tbe vantage grunnd of
I fFranci Bacon.
"Th:n be will tula g-nl
uds! how be will tula?"
"Few for attain the praise of
Son r.apxi-11 .
ih!lr great Aire, aud most
tuelrsire disgrace "
Fact and Theories of Interest to Travel
ers About Its Cause and Care.
Seasickness is one of the minor miseries
for which there appears to be no cure, as
thotsands of ret A-niDR travelers this sea
eon will testify. Professor Rosenbach, of
Breslau, has made a ten years' study of
this sickness and now gives to the public
some interesting facts and theories about
it, aiaong them tbe following:
1. The malady commences as soon as the
vesst 1 pitches; that is, rotates on its trans
verse axis. 3. The rolling, that is, rotation
on its long axis, is less severe, but t he com
binationof the two is very unfavorable.
8. Tl e phenomena appear more quickly
and are more severe the farther the patient
is fro n the middle of the ship. Persons
sleeping are attacked, also small children
and uimals. 4. A moderate amount of
food ii the stomach and a small quantity
of alcohol is more likely to act as a pre
ventive than an empty stomach. 5. The
horizontal position on the deck acts in
some ieffree as a preventive. 6. Anxiety
and at prehension precede sickness; a cer
tain exhibition of energy and resolution
may iti short voyages and with slight ves
sel mo ion control the tendency to sickness.
Soft winds (for example, sirocco), strong
odors, etc., are nnfavorable. 7. There are
two categories of the affection dependent
on individual predisposition; in one the
head, i i the other the abdomen is princi
pally aiTected. Cases where both are affect
ed are common.
As to the cause of seasickness Professor
Rosen bich accepts the theory of "dis
turbed equilibrium," according to which
the permanent disturbances of equilibrium
act as painful irritations to the contents of
the sku 1 and of tbe abdomen, and are thus
the c.-uiesof the phenomena. The author
thinks that he has discovered a new ex
planation of the action of external move
ment irr pulse by the phenomena observed
In rapid elevators. It is found that in as
cending with the eyes closed, no noise be
ing hear 1, there is experienced a peculiar
feeling at the epigastrium which goes off
during tie rise, say, of four or five floors,
but rea pears the moment the elevator
stops. The same thing occurs when the
elevator noves downward. There occurs
a sudden movement and sudden arrest of
the movement, and the effect of this in pro
ducingthe epigastric disturbance is held to
be analogous to the effect of the motion in
the vessel at sea.
The itirnediute transition from one
movement, to another movement in a dif
ferent dir ction is assumed to lie t he cause
of the dist urlianees experienced. Thus the
painful st nsations in seasickness, in the
act of swinging, in the oscillation liable to
occur in rapid railway journeys, agree in
this, that ' he peculiar symptoms of irrita
tion, the distressing feeiing at the epigas
trium, the cold sweats, the general feeling
of illness and the headache, appear at the
moment when the direction of the move
ment chan es.
The author considers that the only real
cure is "custom." He speaks favorably of
certain medicines for vert- short sea voy
ages quin ne. autipyrine, bromide salts,
cocaine, morphine, chloral and other an:
esthetics. He advises that the horizontal
position at middeck should be taken before
the voyage liegins, and that a bandage
should be tightly placed over the liver,
whereby th intensity of the motion is di
minished and a certain degree of fixation
of tbe abdo ninal contents promoted.
A Simple Cure for Mosquito Rites.
A Germai. scientist, is credited with say
ing that of the various remedies recom
mended for mosquito bites, such ns am
monia, oil o:' cloves, chloroform, carbolized
glycerin, et ., none is better than ordi
nary soap. He is an ardent natnralist and
on bis frequent excursions in the country
he invariable carries a small piece of soap,
with which in case of a bite he makes a
lather all ovi-r the affected part and allows
it to dry on. He almost invariably finds
that the relk f is instantaneous, and that
all pain soon ceases. .Should it continue,
however, as sometimes happens, it is only
necessary to repeat t he application.
MANNERS AND CUSTOMS.
Useful Fuints for a Variety of Occasions,
as Given by Harper's Itazar.
The groom at, a morning wedding may
wear a cutaway coat, but the frock coat is
preferred. His light suit for traveling is
correct. The toshers enter the church first,
followed by th-j bridesmaids. The maid of
honor precedes the bride. This order is re
versed when leaving the church. At the
reception, the bridesmaids stand on each
side near the bride, aud the ushers receive
the guests and present them to tbe bride
Tea gowns ere worn in one's own borne
when receiving a few friends, or when stay
ing in the coutitry house of an intimate
friend. They are not worn when giving a
Serve coffee : n large cups for high tea,
but do not make anotherserviceof it later.
Coffee at dinner is, of course, ouly served
after dessert, and always in small cups.
Inclose tbe engraved card of your guest
with your own; or, if you are writing your
invitations, simply invite your friends "to
meet Miss Smith. "
Have the calli i card for the young girl
a trifle smaller than that of her mother; it
should read sin ply, "Miss Smith." The
young man's caid is quite small, long aud
narrow, and should liear bis entire name,
prefaced by "Mr.'' You, of course, send in
your cards by the servant; on finding the
person "not at heme,'' leave them with the
Let the lady precede you in being shown
to your seats by an usher. Precede the lady
going up stairs, or in any place where there
Is the possibility . f meeting annoyance or
It is correct to write out the date and
place it at the end of a formal letter. A
first call should be returned within a week
or ten days.
Shell or string the beans and cut them
into small pieces; c ut the green corn from
the cob, using one-third more coru thau
beans. Boil the beans for twenty minutes,
then drain and iim with the corn. Cover
them both with boiling water, add suffi
cient salt; stew for thirty minutes, stirring
frequently, then pour off the water and re
place it with milk, adding butter, pepper
and salt to taste; stew lor ten minutes
more aud serve very hot.
THE WKONG MAN.
Be Wanted No Lightning Rods Ml
Wanted No Talk.
A Wall street man who was returning
from Buffalo three or four days ago wan
dered through the train until he came
across farmer, and then sat down be
side him and said:
"There seems to be every promise of a
bountiful crop this fall."
"Yaas," dryly replied the farmer.
"Wheat has been harvested in good
shape, I see."
"Yaas," was the reply, as the farmer
sized hira up out of the corner of his
"I never saw abetter crop of corn, and
oats are magnificent."
The farmer didn't reply to this, but
"It is also a good fruit year," contin
ued the Wall street man, "and when
fruit is plenty money is plenty."
"Take it all in all, the farmer has
little to complain of. You are a farmer,
The agriculturist stood np and looked
around the car as if in search of some
"What's your average yield of wheat?"
queried the Wall street man, as the other
'Yaas, wheat's purty fair," was the
"What do you figure oa for potatoes
The old man stood up and beckoned
vigorously to a strapping voting man at
the far end of the car. The latter at
once came forward, and as he reached
the seat the old man said:
"Tom, 'tain't the same feller, but he's
begiunin jest as the t'other one did."
" What's up what's the matter?" asked
the New Yorker, as Tom began to push
up his sleeves.
"The matter is that you git whar you
belong or I'll break you in two!" replied
Tom. "Two weeks ago a feller who
looks abont as yon do got hold of the old
man and began to talk crops, and the
first thing we knew dad had signed a
contract fur 400 feet of lightnin rod, sis
patent cates and a washing machine,
and on top of that cum a thonsand feet
of wire clothesline and a patent hay
fork. Yon jest obscondurate or there'll
be a fuss!"
The Wall street man returned to the
parlor car and left the crops of the coun
try to be eaten np by grasshoppers. M.
Quad in New York Evening World.
"Doctor, how am I coming on? Do
yon think there is any hope?" said a very
sick man to Dr. Blister.
"Your chances are the best in the
world. The statistics show that one
person in ten recovers," replied the doc
tor. "Then there is not much hope for ine?"
"Oh, yes there is. Yon are the tenth
case that I have treated, and the other
nine are dead. I don't see how you can
help getting well if the statistics are to
be relied on." Texas Siftins.
Mortal After All.
Ee traveled all through Africa, and
expeditions led to hunt the lion in his
lair, the tiger in his bed, to get from na
tives ivory tusks arid give them beads
instead, and his name was known to all
folks far and wide.
He could tell you where the north pole
in its secret regions lay, explain the rea
son why the night was darker than the
day, bnt he couldn't find his collars,
which his wife had laid away, though
he tried and tried and tried and tried
and tried. Boston News.
Forced to It.
Miss Emilia Aly sister fell and broke
Old Air. Jones Which limb?
Miss Emilia (blushing) Well, if I must
tell you. it was her left walker. Har
A cain I hear tbe creaking stepl
He's rapping at tbe door!
Too well I know tbe boding sound
Tbat tubers in a bore.
1 do not tremble when I meet
Tbe stoutest of my foes.
But beaven defend me from tbe friend
Who comes bat never goes!
He drops into my easy chair.
And asks about the news;
He jieeps into my manuscript.
And gives bis candid views;
He teils me where be likes tbe line
And wbere be's forced to grieve!
He takes tbe strangest liberties.
Hut never takes his leave.
He reads my daily papers through
Before lVe sceu a word:
He scans tbe ljTic that I n rote
And thinks it quite absurd.
He calmly smokes my last cigar.
He calmly asks for more;
He opeus everything he sees
Except the entry door.
Ho talks about his fragile health.
And tells me of his pains;
He suffers from a score of ills.
Of which he ne'er complains:
And how he struggled once with death
To keep the fiend at bay:
On themes like those away he goes
Hut never goes away.
He tells rae of the carping words
Some shallow critic w rote.
And every precious paragraph -
Fr. miliar can qaott-:
He thinks the writer did me wrong:
He'd like to run him through!
He says a thousand pleasant things, ,
But never says Adieu!"
-J. G. Sale. .
Bring in the BOYS and GIRLS and 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
There is more catarrh la this section of
tbe coun'ry than all other diseases put
together, and until tbe lst 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
ticatment, prououcced it incurable.
Science has proven catarrh to be a con
stitutional disease, and therefore requires
constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney fc
Co., Ttdido, Oaio, is the onl? constitu
tional cure on the market. It is taken
internally in doses from 10 drops to a
teaspoonful. It acts directly upon tbe
blood and mucous surfacesof the system.
They offer 100 for any case it fai:s to
cure, tend for circulars and testimon
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.
CjTdold by druggists, ?5c.
Ii Simula b in Every Hons-.
J. ii. Wilson, 371 Clay street, Sharps
burg. Pa., says he will not.be without
Dr. King's New Discovery for consump
tion, coughs and colds, that it cured bis
wife who was threatened with pneumonia
after an attack o? "la grippe," when va
rious other remedies and several physi
cians had done her no good. Robert
Barber, r-f Cookspurt, Pa., claims Dr.
King's Xew Discoviry hes done bim more
good than anything he ever used for
lung trouble. Nothing like it. Try it.
Free trial bottles at Uaxtz & Bihnsen's
drug store. Liree bottles, 503 and $1.
This remedy is btcomirg so well known
and so popular as to need no special men
tion. All who haye us-ed Electric Bitters
sing the ssme foc-t of praise. A purer
tnenicine dot-s noltxis-t and it is guatant
eed to do all that is claimed. Electric
Bitters will cute all diseases of the liver
and kidneys ill reronve f im,k'S. boils,
salt iheutn and other 3tCtion9 caused by
impure blcod. Wili drive miliaria from
the system and prevent as well as cure sll
malarial fevers For c .re of headache,
constipation at d indigestion try Electric
Bitters Entire satisfaction guaranteed,
or money refunded Price 50 cents and
f 1.00 per botte at Harz & Bibnsen's
BUCKI.EK'8 A.RnCA SALVB.
The best salve in tbe world for cut6,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rbeum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns and aU' skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money re'unded. Price 85 ceats "per
box. For sle h- H&nr A Bahnsen.
For Over Fifty Tears
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup baa
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 of "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve the poor little sofferer immediately.
Depend upon it. mothers, there is no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates tbe stomach and bowels, cures wind
colic, Boftens tbe gums, reduces inflamma
tion and gives lone and energy to tbe
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to tbe tai-te and is tbe prescription of one
of the oldest- and best female physicians
and nurses in the United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow'sSootbing Syrup
- Catarrh in Colorado.
I used El's Cream B!m for dry ca
tarrh. It, proved a cure. B. F. M.
Ely's Cream Balm is especially adapted
as a remedy for catarrh which is aggra
vated by alkiline dust and dry winds.
W. A. Hover, drugsrist, Denver.
I can recommend Ely's Cream Balm to
all sufferers 'from dry catarrh from per
sonal experience. Michael Herr, phar
E!y's Crtsm Btlm has cured many
cases of cstarr h. It is in constant de
mand. Gsorsje W. Hoyt, phsrmacist,
Pozzoni's Complexion Powder pro
Jncesasoft and beautiful ikin; it com
bines every element of beauty snd purity
We have a most
at very popular prie s.
OP SCHOOL SHOES.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a specialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly .
A share of y onr patronage reepectf nlly solicited.
1613 Second Avenue. K--k
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth E-U
and .Seventh Avenue,
' faW"AH kinds of carpenter work a spedalty
: Shirt Factory :
"We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
GUARANTEED. Prices as Low ss tbt Lowesr.
Also al! kind of
HE PAIRING DONE
1009 Second Avenue, Koc Island.
Over Lwk-y'e Crocktry store.
TO THE AFFLICTED!
y pay btp fees to quack wh?n the be
mdical irt'utuifnt can te had f r reavn
nixiB.a pQTicuui( i world-wide repute?
YOUNS MEN VTSSJESX?
Irom early tndiscrvtt"ntor oilier caue; l:o
Ufnni F.AfJFn UP!! who Miwence a weakness
m.UULtAULU mLn iuadvaiiceoitbeirreana.Kid
nej and Bladder troubles, etc, will find our MUvd
orTrentnienta Pale, Certain snd Speedy CCKE.
SEMINAL PASTILLES t t?mal medicine will
"uuuuinven ppeciai aiieouon to toeae
diseases formaoy years, prewnbes senji
oal PaMillea wbicb act directiv uixiq the
diseased organ, and require x(tr better
tbao Momacta Medicine, aa tttw an not
charged tiytheiraptnc julee and require m
HOME TREATMENT ttttSZXXS!
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vt imams' privat pmnlce. Give ihem a trial.
SPFfilFIP. lift Rl '"ribeKidneysandBladdereores
kwn iv nu.01 nwnt cases In one to for days
UfERINE EUTROPHIC $UZ&'Z?. ui
Call ir write fr Catalogue aud laioruiauuti bete
COBJHUluur ol hers. Addn-n
... E PERU CHEMICAL CO.,
IS9 rYssrofctiN Street fcUiWAUKfE, Wt
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Call or send for cinuUr c.ntiau
the moitt miXYlous mjh of t cn.v i p
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Hats, r : E: f-.
Fjower, J k-.
Ostrich GooOs. V
Ribbons. - :
Jet and Gilt Cm:ei:.
1709 Secocd avenue,
-ALL KI NI;-
Cast fe M
dose. A special!? of f-rr :-
of Stove witb Ca;ii4 - ca'f
A MACHINE SHOP
w been added where al! t:i".' of
work will be dci.e rtt ."
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS. i PropJ
John Yolk eSc Co-
Mann'sft iri r- '
Sash, Doors. Blinds, F:v
and all kinds of wor d w-t- ' " '
Elbtenth SU bet. Third .i 5t'
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Public Pmril '.
band made, long Huvsr.nj r; .'
Or the Liu nor II n
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It ii tnatiofactured m a p - "
ia a glass oi oesr. a cup . - - ; . .
without tbe ituosvledse ofTh" p'"' ' - -
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