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THE AUG US, THUKSDAY, ' OCTOBER I , 1891.'
Psbllahed D;lj ui Weekly at 124 Second A
ease. Bock Ielend, Hi.
j. w. Potter! publisher.
An amusing story is related of an
Irishman named Manning, who was at
work excavating a - ditch on a - cross
street near "Jefferson avenue the other
day. A very pronounced dnde was at
tracted to the spot and in the habitual
"Ah, what are yon doing heahT"
"Diggin a ditch, sor," responded Man
ning. "Why, tbnndah, I know you are dig
ging a ditch, but what are you doing it
"For one day's pay, sor."
The dude wilted. Detroit News.
tn-llly. 60c pet moultt; Weekly, i.00
All eommanteatloiis of a eritteal or argument.
tlT character, political or religion, man have
real name attached for publication No such arti
ticlee will be printed over sctitioui siraAtares
Anonymoos eomniQDteations not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from ererj township
SB Rock Inland coonty.
Thubsdat, Octobks 1, 1891
THE LITTLE GERMAN PRINCES.
Tlielr Favorite Amusement of Galloping
on Donkeys Along- the Sands.
The donkeys of Felixstowe, England, so
ancient guide books have it, invariably
"create an impression" on newcomers to
the place by reason of their attractive
"personality." Their coats are smoother,
tbtir tails finer and tbeir ears longer than
is the case among tbe common breed, and
they are in fact quite ideal asses.
We have a most
THE FARMER ROBBED.
An Equine Divisor.
IVHAT NECESSARIES COST AT M'KIN
noes, 1 1
Tariff Rates Before the Bill Passed and
Since One Hundred and Ten Per Cent.
' en Hit Coffin Repenting the Law Ilia
A farmer haa recently written to the
Baltimore Sun to ask what articles used
by farmers are sold at higher prices by
reason of the passage of the McKinley
tariff act The Sun's answer is as fol
lows: But for the fancy prices that act and
the like acts that hare preceded it hare
forced the farmer to pay for nearly all
he buys, he would be vastly better off
than he is. A penny saved is a penny
made. If manufactured articles used by
farmers were cheapened by the amount
of the McKiuley tax our agriculturists
would be astonished at the difference in
Thg average tariff rate before the Mc
Einley act was passed was about 47 per
cent., or nearly half the foreign price of
the imported article. The McKinley act
raised the average tax rate to about 60
percent., which is much more than half
the price the farmer might buy at if
there was no tariff.
On many articles used by farmers the
McKinley act more that doubled the
foreign price of the imported article,
with the effect, of course, of increasing
to that extent the price our protected
manufacturers, trusts, combines, etc.,
can get for like articles produced here.
On one kind of wool dress goods, for
example, of the sort used by the poor,
the foreign price is thirty cents per yard;
the McKinley tax twenty-eight cents per
yard. On pearl buttons the McKinley
tax is greater than the whole price of
the foreign article. The same is to be
said of spectacles, knives and a number
of other articles the poor must buy.
But the farmer will be more interested
in the rates of duty and the increases of
duty on the larger items of his yearly
expenditure. Agricultural machinery is
taxed in the McKinley act 45 per cent.
That is to say, the protected home manu
facturer is enabled to get nearly half aa
much again for his goods as they could
be had for abroad. This is shown in the
fact that our manufacturers sell their
gricuitural machinery abroad at a heavy
The Engineering and Mining Journal,
of New York, publishes a list of articles
which our manufactnrers sell abroad
for less than they will sell at here. Tt
gives the wholesale prices for Americans,
"fcud then gives the discounts off for for
eigners. Preceding the list are the words,
"Discounts are for wholesale export
Of course, if our manufacturers sell
abroad, with a profit at the low prices
fixed by English competition, they
could, if they chose, Co the same here.
The discounts given below show, there
fore, the extra profit they make out of
the American farmer by means of the
McKinley tariff. The following is a
part of The Journal's illustrated list, and
Planet. Jr., No. 2 wed drill, heme price,
$9: discount to the foreigner, i per cent., or
$2.80 off; net price to tbe foreigner, $6.30.
Combined drill, cultivator, rake, plow, etc.,
home price, $12; price to foreigner, 4.40.
Firefly band plow, borne price. $2.30; to tbe
foreigner, J 1.75.
Hayforks, (34 per dozen; price to tbe for
Hoes, $8 per dozen: price to tbe foreigner,
Reversible Oneonta clipper plow. Iron beam
cutter, $14; to tbe foreigner, $9.80.
Cast steel garden rakes, plain, per dozen, $3;
to tbe foreigner, $3.20.
Scythes, fine cntlery steel, foil polished. $10:
to tbe foreigner. $0.
Peck's axes, bandied, per dozen, $15: to tbe
Peck's hatchets, per dozen, $8; to the foreign
Knives, bone bandies, $15.35 per gross pairs:
to tbe foreigner, $11.52.
Feed cutters, knives 10 Inches long, $30; to
tbe foreigner, $21.
Portable forges, $30; to the foreigner, $12.
. Horse lawn mower, $UD: to tbe foreigner,
Empire scroll saw, price, boxed, $25; to tbe
Lathe, $40; to the foreigner, $30.
I Meat cutter, $4; to the foreigner, $2.
' Siphon force pomp, $25; to tbe foreigner,
Rat traps. $30 per gross; to the foreigner, $15.
Batter trip scales, $10.50; to tbe foreigner,
Wbtffletrees. double, 86 inches long. No. 3.
$3; to tbe foreigner. $1.00.
Windmills, 10 feet pumping, $75: to tbe for
These figures show sufficiently that
the McKinley tariff is enabling the tariff
lords to get too much for their goods,
and they 6how how much more than a
fair profit it enables them to get on the
But the farmer buys other things be
sides agricultural machinery and tools.
On stoves he pays a tax -of 45 per cent.;
on bridle and harness, 80 per cent. ; on
horseshoes, 52 per cent.; on tinware, 55
per cent; on spoons, 45 per cent; on
saws, 55 per cent; wire nails, 150 per
cent; hammers, 50 per cent; brooms, 85
per cent; on thread, 74 per cent; on
common woolen goods, 111 per cent. ; on
glass tumblers and lamps, 180 per cent;
on hats 155 per cent; on locks, 45 per
cent; on flannel shirts, 100 per cent; on
socks, 120 per cent; on clothes, 85 per
cent; on paregoric 40 per cent.; on
shoes, 23 per cent. ; on Bibles, 25 per cent ;
on his coffin, 110 per cent
; These figures are eloquent They tell
what has become of the farmer's money.
His money has gone in the payment of
taxes concealed in the price of what he
had to buy. His remedy, of course, is to
demand the repeal of the law that au
thorizes his fellow citizens to rob him.
DOCKET RIDIXO OS THE BEACH.
During their recent stay at this place,
the little German priDces, from the delicate
looking crown prince down to sturdy little
Prime Oskar, fell at once under the spell
of the asses, and one of their chief pleas
ures 1 rom the very day of their arrival was
to cat ter gallantly along the sandy beach,
as depicted in our illustration, or to gallop
(as far as that is possible with such steeds)
along tbe South cliff, where a wary donkey
driver with a drove of five animals, tbe
"fairest of the fair," made it his daily duty
to be i o attendance, even at the early hours
when be young IToheDzolierns are accus
tomed to take their morning walk.
A Wishing Well.
A de -ided attraction at bazaars and fairs
Is a wishing well. This can lie readily
manag -d by young folk if assisted a little
by tbe r elders in getting things ready.
The following letter from a schoolgirl tells
how on wishing well was erected and op
erated with success. She says:
My s ster and I hired a crank, with a
small l.uckec attached, and managed to
erect it at one corner of the room. With
some pointed canvas to resemble stones,
many f -rns and moss and turf, we con
trived a most presentable foundation.
There v as space at the back for one of us
to stam , and we made a roof over our
heads with a canopy of striped red and
ecru hoi and. We were dressed as gypsies,
in red, brown and yellow, with yellow
handkerchiefs knotted about our beads.
We provided ourselves with a large num
ber of ill iminated scrolls, on thick parch
naeut paper, which related to wishes, darkly
hinting v.-betber or not the wisher would
gain what was wanted. Every one who
tried the dictat es of fate paid ten cents, and
then tbe bucket was drawn up. We
covered it with paper adorned with cabalis
tic signs, leaving only an aperture atthe
top large enough for the han3 io pass
through, iind tbe wisher thus, without see
ing, brought out an answer to the wish
which be or she were requested to be wish
ing hard all through the process. We
made quit? t wenty dollars for our bazaar in
a large country town.
A Uttle Monarch's Displeasure.
Among the many stories told of tbe say
ings and d ings of the small king of Spain,
tbe following is one of the latest: The
other day l.e was taken to church as usual,
and was surprised to see a new priest in
the pulpit in place of the usual preacher
He was a tubstitute "on account of sick
ness," and ue turned out to be very elo
quent and fervid, preaching an impassioned
sermon. This did not suit tbe fancy of the
little monar-ch. He frowned several times,
and finally rose and said to his mother
with great emphasis: "Don't you think we
ought to make him stop? 1 never heard
any onesbo.it so in my presence before 1"
Ma, she's dreadful busy a-hurryin "round tbe
An boys are in the way she says Oh, mercy!
what a loose!
I can't ail here. 1 can't 6it there, or even whit
tle a stic k.
Without 1 heir this same old cry ."Move out o'
the way there, quick!"
Oh, what's a fellow to do, and Where's a fellow
And how can he keep on livin when his mother
treats hi m so!
But she wants me 'round tbe house an keeps
me lest s-running
On errands o her's 'cause why? Why, com-
p'ny's co ning!
It's awful to be a
boy when you're
the only one.
With Jeet a little
sister or two it
ain't no kind of
It's downright mean
that's what it
Is to keep me
fly in so.
l"p stairs, down cel
lar an oat to tbe
Or, "Johnnie, bring
in tbe wood box
full an run an
Or, "Johnnie, run
down to tbe gro
cery store!" It's
Johnnie's pair of
IT'S AWFUL TO BE A BOT. That this house
moves on, t ow I tell yon an they're for
ever runnin .
Bat more especia ly days like this, 'cause why?
Why, comp'ny's coming!
Bnt after all w;ien the comp'ny's gone an
bedtime con ea once more.
An ma takes up tu nursery lamp an marches
ns through tie door.
An up the stairs like a flock o' sheep, an hur
ries ns Into ted.
An tucks us in a i bears our prayers an pats
ns on the hesd.
An kisses us all an talks awhile an laughs
an jokes with as
Somehow or other I kind o' forget tbe bard
work an the loss.
An think that tb re aint In all the world a
mother half s good
If she does keep ne a-rnnning to split tbe
kindling wooc , -
An gather the eggt. an run to the store an a
. hundred other things:
An when she sits beside my bed an rocks the
baby an sings.
An smooths my ha r an praises me np an oalls
me her good b y
Somehow or other t le work I've done is swal
lowed np in jor.
An I lay an look up into her face an hear her
gentle hummii g.
An love her more than anyone knows even
when comp'ny's coming!
- Little Men and Women.
Mr. Cornhnsk (the country boarding
house keeper) The doctor lives in Plnnk
ville, ten miles from here. Yes; this is
the only horser 1 have, and there ain't a
saddle about the place.
Smith, Gray & Co.'s Monthly.
When Mr. David Dear, winner of the
queen's prize at Bisley, was a law stu
dent be once attended an "at home."
On the servant asking his name he re
plied, "David Dear." The girl blushed
and said, "Yes, yes, bnt what is your
other name, sir?" He assured her be
had no other name. But it was of no use;
the servant knew better, and announced
him as "Mr. David." Exchange.
Wanted It. '
Travers 1 got so well acquainted with
a girl at Block island this year that when
I was going away she offered to pack my
Dashaway How fortunate! Did vou
Travers No. The hotel objected.
Clothier and Furnisher.
Knowledge Costs Money.
Irate Patron See here, sir, I dropped
a nickel into this machine and nothing
Agent If nothing came out that shows
it's empty. .
"Bnt what do 1 get for my nickel?"
"Information." Good Hews.
"Yes, Mr. Flagg," said the father
warmly, "you are a man after my own
"Excuse me, Mr. Joblots," said the
young man with dignity, "but you are
mistaken; I am after your daughter's."
No t'se In That.
Td like to go away for the rest of the
week, sir," said the tired bookkeeper.
"There is no need for you to do that."
replied the employer. "Stay here and
the rest of the week will come to you."
New York Sun.
Not His Own.
Dr. Surgens In my business several
examinations are required every year.
Mr. Stranger Civil service?
Dr. Surgens No, poet mortem. Low
The Perfect Man.
His trousers are immaculate. -No
bag disturbs their faultless knees;'
The pattern, too, is up to date.
And always lust the one to please.
His coat is simply "out of sight,"
No wrinkle, bulge or crease appears;
The collar sits exactly right,
Ko "jumping tail" its beauty "queers."
His waistcoat is the proper thing.
His linen and his four-in-hand:
The gauntlet to Perfection fling.
His figure what the girls call "grand."
He hat a weak but pretty "phiz:"
- He ne'er was known to dissipate:
And this exquisite mortal is ,
The fellow in the Fashion Plate,
William Barclay Dunham In flothier and
Bring in the BOYS and GIRLS
iii uui wiui uuu, bunu, serviceable
shoes that will
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island House
P. S. BIG, NEW LINE OF SCHOOL SHOES.
There is more catarrh in this section of
the country than all other diseases put
together, and until the 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 has proven catarrh to be" a con
stitutional disease, and therefore requires
constitutional treatment. Ball's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney &
Co., Toltdo, Ohio, is the only constitu
tional cure on the market. It is taken
internally in doses from 10 drops to a
teaspoonful. It acta directly upon the
blood and mucous surfaces of tbe system.
They offer $100 for any case it fai.s to
cure, fetid for circulars ard testimon
F. J. Chkxby & Co., Toledo, O.
fiTSold by druggists, T5c
Good looks ate more than sfein deep,
depending upon ahfaltby condition of all
the vital organs. It tbe liver be inactive,
vou have a bilious look, if your stomach
be disordered you have a dyspeptic look
and if your kidneys be affected you bave
a pinched look. Secure good health and
you will have good looks. Electric Bitters
is tbe great alterative and tonic acts
directly on these vital organs. Cures
pimples, blotches, boils and gives a good
complexion. Sold at Ilartz & Bahnsen'e
drug store, 50c. per bottle.
Is Conum?:o3 inearasa.
Read the following: Mr. C. H. Mor
ris, Newark, Ark., says: "Was down
with Abscess of Lungs, and friends and
physicians pronounced me an Incurable
Consumptive. Began taking Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption, m
now on my third bottle, and able to. over
see tbe work on my farm. It is tbe finest
medicine ever made."
Jesse Middleware Decatur, Ohio, says
"Bad it not been for Dr. KiDg's New
Discovery for Consumption I would bave
died of lung troubles. Was given up by
doctors. Am now in beet of health."
Try it. Sample bottles free at Bartz &
Bahnsen's dru store.
BUCKlJUl'8 ABXICA SALTS.
The best salve in the world for cats,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 85 cents per
box. For sale bv Bartz & Bah risen.
Jar Over fifty Tears
Mrs. Winelow's Soothing Syrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dii
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. Winelow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve tbe poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it, mothers, tbereis no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates the stomach and bowels, cures wind
colic, softens tbe gums, reduces inflamma
tion and gives tone and energy to the
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to tbe taste and is the prescription of one
of the oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in tbe United States, Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syru p
In the pursuit of tee gooa things of
this world we anticipate too much; we
sat out tbe heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
ail claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure fcr ague and
malarial diseases. Price, 50 ceate, of
Two Bai vest Ezetuticnt
- On Tuesdays. Aug. 25 and Sept. 29,
special baryest excursion tickets will be
sold to points on tbe Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul railway at one and one-third
fare for round trip.
E. D. W. Bolmks, Agent. -
at very popular pric-s
Manufacturer of all kinds of
Gnts'Fine Shoes aspecisltj. Repairing done neatly sod pronptiv.
A share of Tocrpstrocsgs respsctfnllT solicited.
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St
ana aeventn Avenue,
' ""- ' tarjwmcr w0r s specialty.
: Shirt Factory :
"We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
AND FIT -
Prices as Low se the Lowetr.
Also all kinds of
1609 Second Arenae, Rock Island.
Over LooiOey'e Crockery store.
MISS KATE BYRNES.
Ostrich Goods, ,
Laces, Veilings, Gilt TrimmiEgf,
Jet and Gilt Ornaments,
1709 Second avenue,
221 and 223
AL Laundry Work done on short notice.
A specialty of Dress Skirts.
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
and we will fit
1618 Second Avenue, Rick It'.aii Ii
Flans and eitimites for s:: k i't c' v-v-
application. - -a
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diseases f'TLuar;?- jv.ir j-r-vr.y?
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THE PERU CHEMICAL CO.,
189 Wisrossm Street faawME,!
-ALL KIXDS OF
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of fcrL:l.!iJ
of Stores with Caer-.tr i: i ea
A MACHINE SHOP
bss been added where a:: t-tif of
work will be done trf.K.i-
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
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In a lui of ber. a cup of cc.lw cr ".;'..i!:T
wittout mi knowltdce of th pi;;c .i-- ; wK.
DiriiifH. nd will effect a -,t J
cure, wne.her the patient n D-a.,. '..-.a--
an alcoboiic wrecs. It ha bes s--'. -of
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