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THE AUG US, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1891.
THE AUG US.
Mushed Dailj and Weekly at W24 Second At
enue. Bock Ieland, 1U.
A W. Potter.
Itata Daily, 80c pet month; Weekly, 93-00
All eommnlcatlone of a eritleal or argumenta-
nva cnaracwr, political or reiiciona. nun care
ian attached for publication No aucn aru
wlll be printed over Sctitlona signature -
i eommaDleatlon not noticed.
Correspondence solicited Iron erery township
awes uiana county.
WKDSMOiT, OCTOBEB 7, 1891.
"Peoria Herald: Shelby M. Cullom,
the man wbo tries to look like Lincoln,
was in Peoria Thursday. Be came be: e
with no other purpose than that of ascer
taining the feeling here regarding his al
leged presidential boom. If he picked
ajp the Transcript of yesterday morning
he must have noticed the connection his
visit bed to the following, which appear
ed in that sheet and accredited to the
Chicago Ttibunc: "The state is for
Blaine first, last and all the time. Every
delegate in the next republican state con
vention will sbout himself hoarse for
Blaine. All affection for lo;al leaders is
forgotten in this issue. Republicans of
Illinois are just aslojal as men can be to
their leaders; they catr.h the inspiration
from all over tbe Itnd and shout for
Blaine." Mighty cold comfort that for
The Tim Plate tread.
C hicago Herald.
"All this talk tbout the manufacture of
Temescal tin in California being a succtsa
that yon hear from the republican ora
tors in Ohio and other states is political
bosh," said John P. Irish, editor of tbe
late lamented San Francisco Alto, wbo
was at the Grand Pacific. Mr. Irish is a
. red hot democrat, and he has been look
ing into the tin mining business in Cali
fornia to see whether the grandiloquent
claims of the republican stump orators in
the east are based on facts.
"Why. McKinley goes over Ohio
bleating in the ears of thousands of peo
ple that tin plate mining has proved to be
s success in the Black Hills of Dakota
ssd at Temescal in California, acd some
people down east wbo know nothing
about the facts of the case may believe
what they hear. I would not charge
McKinley with making false 8'atements
maliciously, but it may be that he has
been deceived by the owners of the mines
who, of course, want the impression to go
oat that the tariff on tin plate is all right.
Not saying anything about tin in Dakota
and California, it looks as it McKinley
would have his hands full in defending
the manufacture of tin plate at Piqua,
i)bio, where they seem to use a peculiar
lead bath process. Anyhow, republican
campaign howlers in Ohio have gone
about telling the people in the country
districts that 6.000 men are engaged in
the tin mining and milling business in
California, ani that will soon be one of
the star industries of America under the
fostering care of the McKinley tat iff
Now, the fact iB that 8.000 men have
tiever been encaged in tin mining in
California. Tbe people wbo owned the
fian Jacinto estate before it as sold to
the English syndicate employed a re
sponsible tin expert to examine thor
oughly the ledgea where tin deposits
were found. That expert told me him
self that after a thorough inspection of
the ledges he reported to the American
owners that tin could not be found in
commercial quantities. They then Bold
the estate to tbe English syndicate. And
these Englishmen are now , making
money out of their investment in the
San Jacinto estate, not by miiiae tin, for
operations have ceased in that direction,
bat by skillfully maneging the ranches.
They have closed down their tin mine.
If tbey should run their tin plant to tbe
fall capacity of the machinery they have
they could only produce 900 tons per
-year, which is only a little over 1 per
cent of the output of tbe woild. Henry
Wicker, of the Harney Peak Tin Mining
company of the Black Hills, has also ad
mitted in tbe Herald that tin plate has
not as yet been found in commercial
quantities there. So the fact iB tin min
ing is in the lowest experimental stage in
America, and not 3 per cent of this
amount of tin used in this country can
be produced here.
"Nevertheless, McKinley goes or. r
Ohio and tills tbe peop'e that tbe rise in
the price of tin since bis bill was passed
Is a benefit to this.country, because tbe
foreign producers pay the high duty into
tbe United States treasury before tbe tin
is sold here. But McKinley is jugg'ing
with facts. Anybody who knows any
thing about tin plate knows that tbe deal
ers in this country laid in a supply suffi
cient to answer the trade here for two
years to come when they saw tbnt the bill
was going to pass congress. What was
the result T As soon as the McKinley bill
was passed and the duty was placed on
tin, these dealers raised tbe price on tbe
goods that they had on hand in sufficient
quantities to supply the trade for two
years. Therefore, instead of foreign pro
ducers lb s year paying any duty into tbe
United States treasury the tx'ra price on
tin is being paid out of the pockets of the
consumers here; the government is not
benefited in tbe least, for all tbe profit on
the rise ia tbe price of tin goes into the
pockets of tbe dealers wbo had this large
upply of tin on hand for sale. And
- these wholesale dealers in tin have in
creased the price under this tariff to such
a figure that they will make $14,000,000
clear profit this year; and tbey will be
able to do the sitne next year, for tbe tin
product of this country is so insignificant
that it would be childish to say that there
can be any competition from American
tin. But none of this extra 938,000,000
will go into the government's strong box
for duty; that whole amount is pulled ut
of the pocke'.s of tbe consumers here.'
I feel it my duty to say a few words in
regard to Elf's Cream Balm, and I do so
entirely without solicitation. I have
used it more or less half a year, and have
found it to be most admirable. I have
suffered from catarrh of tbe worst kind
ever since I was a little boy and I neyer
hoped for cure, but Cream Balm seems to
do even that. Many of my acquaintances
have used it with excellent results. Oscar
strum, 43 Warren avenue, Chicago, 111
STYLES IN DRESS SKIRTS.
Keweet Parisian Skirt Illustrated
A new skirt, known as the "umbrella"
or "extinguisher," on account of Its shape,
sad especially suitable for walking cos
tumes, ia the invention of a Paris modiste.
It exactly molds the figure below the
waist and round tbe hips by means of a
fe w darts, the whole of the fullness being
thrown at tbe back, where it is arranged
into a quadruple box plait. Its cut is
simple, as shown by the diagram, which
displays the half of the skirt, and the whole
be ng made of a single piece, with one seam
only, the widest materials alone can be
used. The select
ed material is fold
ed in two, in such
a way as to have
the two selvages
one at tbe waist
and one at the
foot. The length
of a pattern skirt
U 45 inches in the
center of the back
and 43 iucbes iq
front, and its cir
TtLI rsiBHELLA SKIRT the hem 5 yards 6
MOUNTED. jnches The ma.
terial should be at least 46 inches wide and
6 yards 8 inches long.
The Paris correspondent of Harper's
Bazar writes: "It seems more and more
certain that the prevailing bias clinging
skirt will suffer no change for the coming
winter. Attempts have been made from
time to time to reintroduce the draperies
and panels which held popular favor for
soloi;g a period, but they met with very
indifferent success. For betteror for worse,
women insist upon these clinging skirts.
HALF OF CMEHELLA SKIRT C7TMOUSTED.
supplemented by equally clinging cor
sages, v hicb are more often draped than
cut to the figure. The union of these two
features is best shown in the polonaise
dress wL ich is made with a draped front
Fashionable Colors of the Season.
The French color card has green in six
shades f r the leading color, beginning
with the pale cigale green worn all sum
mer, and gradually darkening to rich em
erald huts. To these are added later two
yellowish green shades, which dariug
French milliners employ as tbe outside of
a bonnet with the interior facing of clear
emerald ,?reeo, a band or binding of jet
making tne conjunction possible. Experi
enced milliners adopt readily tbe green
shades tbut combine best with beige and
brown, as the palest beige tints and golden
tan promise to be used for autumn and
winter costumes. There are no new gray
shades, ail -er, nickel and platinum being
repeated from last year. Soft drab tints,
warmer tlan the cold grays, are called
chamois at d molgacbe, and these will rival
the blondiiie, castor and beige browns in
felt, cloth and velvet for hats and cos
tumes. Th? coral pink and salmon already
in vogue it Newport are shown with a
deeper Spanish pink, known as Velasquez.
Yellow is niuch used with jet and lace.
Bright vermilion and coquelicot red are
equally con. mended, with black trimmings
to subdue tbem. Tbe reddish purple
shades so long in vogue are called chrysan
themum this season. The new blues are
gray tinted, as faience, metal and telegraph
blue, and the vieux blue of last winter is
seen again. Czar blue is almost as bright
as the cornflower shade now worn, and the
darkest navy blue is bronght out with
mncb light gray or pearl colored trim
lungs. Harper's Bazar.
Jewelry, Sliver, Etc
Elsie Bee totes the following new things
in jewelry at d articles for the boudoir in
A curved bar formed of small silver
ostrich tips is the pin for one of the new
chatelaines. The feather makes the orna
mentation for the different pendants.
Gold beads are very fashionable for
young girls. One of the latest varieties
has what the wearer calls an irritated skin
breaking ont in spots of enamel.
Radiating scroll forms set with pearls
are seen in on-j of the newest brooches, and
between each scroll is a small sapphire set
so lightly thiit it almost appears to be
without suppt rt.
Round boxes in silver gilt with enameled
miniatures, imitating famous and fash
ionable old sn iff boxes, are intended fur
toilet tables and serve as receptacles for
rings and small pieces of jewelry.
Shoehorns of silver with perforated tops
are becoming i.idispeusable.
Russia leather portfolios and writing
desks are cot ersd with rich designs in per
English Fashions for Men.
Beliotrope, ct ral pink, forgetmenot blue
and plum are tbe fashionable colon
in men's scarfs. Tbe last named is the
newest. Dice p ttterns are in favor; so are
bird's-eyes, spot 4, rings and scrolls. There
is a shape in ogue among, the dandies
which is a good jeal like the "Ascot." In
stead of being a madeup scarf though it is
tied on the wearer's neck. Unless a man
has deft fingers lie finds it a difficult mat
ter to compass.
There are two novelties in collars.' One
is something like the old "tandem" collar,
and is cut away ut sharp angles in front.
The other is a clcse fitting collar, as deep,
if not deeper, th in that worn by Prince
Albert Victor. ..Sveuing shirts are now
usually made w.th pique fronts. Dress
ties are wider. '
Tbe Kiw Panniers.
The new pann ers are unwearying ia
their endeavors tc find favor among tall,
slim ladies. Their intended purpose of
setting off a slend ir waist to advantage is
greatly aided bypcasant corsage completed
by a full blouse. The corsage must always
harmonise in color with the d'ess, though
it may be of a difft rent material, generally
plain, with a flowered or figured stuff.
A a Amaelng Home Illustration of a
Principle of Mechanical Science.
There are few who have not witnessed
the familiar juggler's trick of spinning
plates, bowls and other household uten
sils on the tip of a pointed stick. The
method we are about to describe, and which
is here illustrated, goes farther than this.
By its aid an ordinary plate may be sup
ported in a condition of stable equilibrium
on the point of a needle, and may even be
set spinning while thus delicately poised.
In explanation of the phrase 6table equi
librium it may be stated that when the
center of gravity of a given body is sup
ported the whale body is supported and is
A PLATE BALANCED ON A NEEDLE,
taid to be in state of equilibrium. If it is
so placed that when slightly moved it haa
a tendency to revert to its former position
it is said to be in a state of stable equilibri
um. If so placed that under like condi
tions it does not return to its former posi
tion but moves farther awav from it it is
aid to be in unstable equilibrium or, in
Vopular phrase, "top heavy."
lu conducting the experiment illustrat
ed split a couple of corks down the middle,
tnd into each of tbe four halves thus ob
tained thrust the prongs of a table fork,
forming with the fiat surface made by the
cut a little less than a right angle. Place
the four conks thus weighted around the
plate at equal distances, taking care that
the teeth of the forks are well home against
the edge of the plate, so as to prevent wob
bling. The plate thus loaded may be bal
anced upon tbe point of a needle thrust
head downward into the cork of a bottle.
By careful manipulation, so as to prevent
lipping, you may set the plate spinning.
The rotary movement once started will con
tinue for a considerable time, the friction
Df the point of the needle with the plate be
ing practically nil.
A New Idea in Boiler.
A new idea in boiler construction is the
subject of the following remarks in The
Journal of Building: "That steam boilers
are subjected to extremely destructive
trains when the furnaces are first started
for raising steam is due to tbe fact that
those portions of tbe boiler surrounding
the furnace become highly heated, while
tbe more remote parts remain for a long
time comparatively coot Hence, there is
uneven expansion of the metals, and the
consequence is that strains are set np in
me oouer, winch shorten its life and are
otherwise very prejudicial. To remedy
this Mr. C. E. Hudson, a naval engineer of
experience, has devised a simple, ingenious
system, which has hod a successful practi
cal trial on boaid a merchant vessel. The
arrangement consists in substituting for
the present furnace fronts steam heating
chambers of tbe same strength as the
boiler. These chambers, which do not in
terfere with the grate furnace, are at start
ing filled with water from the bottom of
tbe boiler, or from any point of the boiler
wbere tnere Is no circulation. A small firs
is lighted in the furnace at first, which
heats the water in the chambers, and by
degrees the remainder of tbe water in tbs
boiler becomes heated, and the shell is
gradually warmed, a uniform temperature
being attained. During this period there
is neither pressure nor steam used, and as
soon as the circulation ceases by reason of
tbe accumulation of temperature, tbe
beaters become auxiliary boilers, assisting
the larger one. As soon as the temperature
has become uniform the fires are hurried
and steam is raised to a working pressure.
The primary work of the beaters being ac
complished, the chambers are used as feed
water heaters. The feed water, instead of
going into the boiler direct, is diverted into
the heaters and becomes heated to a tem
pera tn re of 800 degs. Fahrenheit. It will
thus be seen that tbe arrangement ia that
of a combined automatic circulator and
feed water beater, which not only does not
rob the boiler of steam, but arrests and
utilizes heat which would otherwise be
wasted, or rather worse than wasted, as it
radiates into the stock hole, and in some
circumstances renders it unbearable. The
tteamship on which the system baa been
at work for nearly two years is the Carig
ansbire, a vessel of nearly 8,700 tons. The
results of its application are stated by the
engineer in charge to be entirely satisfac
tory. There has been no trouble whatever
with it, and tbe temperature in tbe stoke
bole is found to be reduced by 27 degs.
A further important point is tbe fuel
economy, a saving of 7 per cent. leing
ibown on the average of five voyages."
Most of our readers are doubtless ac
quainted with the plan resorted to by land
tcape gardeners, of arching trees by means
of fastening these securely to iron rods or
other contrivances brought to the proper
curve. Less frequent is the interarching
of trees in which the main branches have
been tied together by a living brace mads
of united twigs. This species of grafting
or interarching can be used iu many places
The accompanying illustration from
American Garden shows four elms in
arched about twelve feet above the ground.
Tbe trees were fastened together securely
when young, and they have now united
into one solid trunk for a considerable
V " ' "Jaaaaaaaaaaav. sf IsJhsssW.
Bring in the BOYS and GIRLS and we will fif
em out with good, solid, serviceable
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island House
P. S. BIG 2?EW LINE OF SCHOOL SHOES.
100 B ward $100.
The readers of the Argcs will be pleased
to learn that there is at least one dreaded
disease that science has been able to cure
in all its stages, tod that is catarrh.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is tbe only positive
cure now known to the medical fraternity.
Catarrh being a constitutional disease, re
quires a constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
airecuy upon the Blood and mucous sur
faces of the system, thereby destroying
the foundation of the disease, and eiving
the patient strength by building up the
constitution and assisting nature in doing
its work. The proprietors have so much
faith in its curative powers, that tbey
oiler one hundred dollars for any case
that it fails to cure, Send for list of tes
F. J. Chkexet & Co . Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, ?5c.
Good looks are more than skin deep.
depending upon a healthy condition of all
the vital organs . If the liver be inactive,
you have a bilious look, if your stomach
ne disordered you have a dyspeptic look
and if your kidneys be affected you have
a pinched look, becure 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 go:.d
complexion. Sold at Hartz & Babnsen's
drug store, 50c. per bottle.
Is Coninmp'.oa Incaras.
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, am
now on my third bottle, snd able to over
see the work on my farm. It is the finest
medicine ever made."
Jesee Middlewart, Decatur, Ohio. says
Had it not been for Dr. Kine'a New
Discovery for Consumption I would have
died of lung troubles. Was given up by
doctors. Am now in best of health."
Trv it. Sample bottles free at Hartz &
Bahnsen's drug store.
bucklkh'b abjtica ealtb.
The best salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fevet
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. Puce 25 cents rr
box. For sale bv Hartz & Bahnsea.
For Over Fifty Tears
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teetliing. If dis
turbed 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. Wirslow'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 bowtls, cures wind
colic, softens tbe gums, reducts inflamma
tion snd gives tone and energy to the
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to the taste and is the prescription of one
of the oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in the United State a. Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing 8rup
' In the DUrsuit of tna i-ontl th intra nf
this world we anticipate too much; we
est out tne neart ana sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
ihea. The refliilta nhtaineri frnm tha nu
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dvsrjemiia- aWrl all
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles, it is a perfect tonic, appetizer.
uioou punner, a sure cure tor ague and
Price, 59 cents, of
California Farm Products. '
Cost of production:' Nptnrnfl. trt.o.
by a thousand farmer. Also hundreds
of Questions answered ahnnt rli.-,!.
Sent free on spplication to A. Phillips &
v.o , iuo uiarn street, Chicago, III., or
298 Wsshington street, Boston, Mass.
To the American for underwear.
We have a most
at very popular pric:s.
snoes mat will
: Shirt Factory :
"We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
Also all kinds sf
16119 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
Orer Looslej'e Crockery store.
MISS KATE BYRNES.
Oft rich Ojos,
Lares, Veilincs, Gilt Trimming',
Jet and Gilt Ornaments,
1709 Second avenue,
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of fur&isMcg aL kmc
of Stores with Castings at 8 acuta
per pound. .
A MACHINE SHOP
has been added where all kinds of machine
work will b dona flnt-clsea.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS., Propts.
John Volk 6c Co.,
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..... Manufacturer, of r
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring,
and all kind of wood work for builder. .
Klshtaeath SC. bet. Third snd Frank area.
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The Great Iowa Summer Reaoit
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engine, and the Main Line Iuvhis-nrcstrlrja
are lighted with the Electric Liiit.
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Tickets on sale over tlii rmite :it ail i'riiii
points in the fnion. and bv it Aotu.uhE
parts of the United States aitdt'atiw'o.
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