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THE AUG US, THUKSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1891.
Daily and Weekly at M34 Second Ar
enas, Bock Island, 111.
dm W. Potter,
Item-Daily, We per month; Weekly, $8.00
AMeoauBnlcattmso( a critical or argomenta
' trse character, political or reliaions, sous hare
nal Beans attached for publication No such artl-
will be printed over tctiUone signatures -
Oarreapondence solicited from erery to win nip
I commoiiieanoDB no doiicwi.
Thubsdat, Octobeb 8, 1891.
Eyeh the republican St. Louis Globe
Democrat realizes what a public nuisance
IVu.ce Russell bas been and remarks:
"Harrison should congratulate Cleveland
npoc the fact that it is a daughter instead
-of a son."
In 1885 there were three electric rail-
wjs in operation, with 13 cars; In 1S86
4ve with 30 cars; in 1887 sevtn with 81
cars; in 1888 32 with 255 cars; in 1893
125 with over 2.000 cais; and there are
now in operation and under contract in
America, Great Britain, Germany, Italy,
Australia and Japan no fewer than 325
roads, requiring over 4,000 cars and ?,
000 motors, with 2,000 miles of track,
making a daily mileage of not less than
40,000 miles, and carrying 750.000.000
Hprlnter Has Them All.
A St. Louis newspaper recently pub
lished under a Washington date a long
article on the speakership question, in the
course of which the correspondent went
out of his way to misrepresent Springer
and misstate the position of the Illinois
delegation to the next congress.
"It is known here," stated the corres
pondent, "that at least eight of the Illi
nois delegation are not in favor of
Springer for speaker, though they are
willing to give him a complimentary vote
with the understanding that they are at
liberty to abandon him after one vote "
The Times' correspondent bas, since
the publication of the above, personally
seen or had letters from all the members
of the Illinois delegation or their best
friends, regarding the speakership ques
tion, and can state authoritatively that
there is not a scintilla of evidence to back
each an assertion as the atrove. Every
member of the delegation is earnestly and
heartily for Mr. Springer for speaker.and
tbey will stsnd by him as long as he has
friends from other states voting for him.
Only two cf them announced a sec
ond choice. The majority assert that
they are for Springer without reservation
and without a second choice. The two
exceptions are Fithian and Newbeiry.and
tbey will stand by Illinois' favorite son as
long as there is any hope of his election .
Nobody doubts the stalwart democracy
and loyalty of Illinois democrats except
, the biased friends of other candidates.
The ebbing emotions of these compel their
friends to adopt extreme measures to in
still life into their canvass. To do this
tbey impeach the honor and attack the
integrity of the Illinois delegation as a
whole. Tbey dare not name one Illinois
congressman who "will leave Mr.
Springer after a complimentary vote."
Mr. Springer can count on tbe loyal, un
divided, and earnest support of Allan C.
Durborow, Jr., Walter C. Newberry,
Lewis Steward, Herman W. Snow, Bens
jamin T. Cable, Scott Wike, Owen Scott,
Samuel T. Busey, George W. Fithian,
Edward Lane, William 8. Foreman and
James R. Williams.
Fifer vs. Taiacr.
The political sensation of the day in
Illinois is the split between Gov. Fifer
and ex-State Treasurer John R. Tanner,
who have been confidential and close
friends for years. With Senator Cullum
as the the bead boss they formed a close
corporation in politics, and worked to
gether for their mutual advantage. Tan
.iter was largely instrumental in securing
lifer's nomination for governor, and upon
the expiration of tbe term of the railway
commissioners last winter Tanner was
appointed by tbe governor as a member
of that board. Thus far everything
seemed to work smoothly, and if Mr.
Tanner had been contented to remain a
railway commissioner peace most likely
would have continued. But the cause of
the ruction between them, as the
atory goes, is Tanner's ambition to
be nominated again for state treass
urtr next year. This desire has been
known for some time, and ap
parently has been acquiesced in if not
encoureged by tbe governor. But for
some reason not known, but suspected
to be opposition of other state officials
and prominent republican politicians, a
change has come over Gov. Fifer, and be
now evidently thinks Tanner ought not
to be a candidate for state treasurer and
does not hesitate to say so. The reason
given is that "he believes that Tanner's
candidacy would imperil the success of
the ticket if be were nominated, on tbe
ground that the party has bad its full
sale of machine politics and machine
tickets." Tanner disagrees with the gov
nor, of course, on this issue. He thinks
that the ticket would be strengthened by
bis nomination, and that be wonld help
pull Private Joe through the next cam
paign. The result of this disagreement,
as told in a Chicago Tribune special, is as
The upshot of the whole matter is,
Tanner will be a candidate for state treas
urer no matter what the state house folks
-may think, and be will get there if he can.
Got. Fifer doesn't want Tanner's name
on the ticket with bis own. Tbe objec
tions to Tanner's candidacy already given
will not receive any material backing
from some of Filer's friends. Tanner is
a peculiar man and bas great ideas as to
the proprieties of the situation. His ar
gument with himself will be something
after this fashion: "If I embarrass Pri
vate Joe by my candidacy for state treas
urer I also embarrass him by remaining
on the board of railtoad and warehouse
commissioners, a position with which te
has honored me."
It can be set down as a certainty that
Tanner's resignation will be received by
Gov. Fifer before many days. It is also
certain Tanner will be a caud.dUe for
state treasurer. He bas abso.yed all
friends under Fifer' administration from
allegiance te him, leaving them to follow
their own inclinations. He will make a
township canvass of the state it seces-.
sary. He cannot assail Fifer if he were
so inclined, because be has don 3 nothing
for three long years bnt talk Fifer in and
out of season.
Ano.her phase of the situation is curi
ous. Tanner is one of Senator Cullom's
most confidential frknda. Tbe senator
will probably cooperate with Tanner to
the fullest extent. He baen't as much
fear as Fifer of the cry about ' tie ma
chine," and believes in results achieved
by cooperation and foresight. It is mare
than likely Cullom's friends will bick up
Tanner to a man, and then there will be
t struggle that will be wonh watching.
No doubt about it. The Peoria Herald
s a ills the tattle wh'ch is not so very far
away, and says:
When Gov. Fifer pltced John Tanner
on tbe railroad and warehouse commis
sion he bad a double object in view. Tbe
first was to secure tbe assistance of lht
astute and unscrupulous DoliticUn for bis
second term aspirations; the second was
tr do away with the desire Tanner bad
to become state treasurer. In the first
ho wss partly successful acd Tanner bas
devoted his energies siuce his appoint
ment toward securing a second term for
private Joe. But he doesn't intend to
smother his own political ambition eyen
t) please the executive head of tbe state.
Hence there is a coolness between tbe
two which bids fair to develop into open
hostilities. Fifer very properly believes
that with Tanner on tbe state ticket he
would act like a stone about the others'
necks and sink the whole blooming batch
under a wave of adverse votes. Tan
ner's record is a bad one and he could not
pot sibly secure tbe hearty support of the
republican press of the state. Tanner's
untimely ambition has a very dishearten
ing effect upon Fifer.
THE GROWING TARIFF.
A Centnry of Protection on China War.
How tbe Duty Baa Been Increased.
The way the tariff grows is well shown
by the case of plain white china ware.
The first duty imposed on this was in
178S, and was only 10 per cent. The
very next year the rate was raised to 12i
per cent., and two years later it was
furtaer increased to 15 per cent This
in turn was soon found insufficient, and
in 1M18 it was raised to 17 J per cent. In
1816 the duty reached 20 per cent, and
in 1(42 it was put up to 30.
At this point a reaction set in. In 1857
the duty was lowered to 24 per cent
Ever, under this lower duty, however, the
pottery and china industry flourished.
The mo6t important potteries in Tren
ton, tbe principal seat of the industry in
this conn try, were founded in this low
Bus notwithstanding the establish
ment of these new potteries and the
flourishing condition of the industry
thus bhown, tbe need for revenue dur
ing the war made higher taxation
necesary, and in 1863 the duty on plain
china ware was pl&Tfed at 35 per cent
Havii.g gotten the taste of the war tariff,
the pc ttery manufacturers showed no in
clination to submit to a reduction of the
duty lit the close of the war. On the
contrtxy, they succeeded in getting a 45
per cent protective duty in 1867.
In 18S3 the Republicans in congress
undertook a revision of the tariff with
the professed purpose of reducing it
What this Republican "tariff reform"
meant for the makers of plain china ware
was shown by a duty of 55 per cent
The I'-cKinley law leaves the duty at
this figure, but as it levies the duty on
the packages, freight charges, etc., and
makes no allowance for goods broken in
shipment, our manufacturers get an ad
ditional protection of from 5 to 10 per
Thus our makers of china ware have
now a protection at least six times
higher than that with which they started
out 100 years ago. And yet, before the
era of McKioleyism came in, protection
ists were in the habit of defending their
system with the pretty claim that pro
tection constantly tends toward a point
where ir. is no longer needed, industries
having been put upon their feet and
made at le to compete with the foreigner.
The chi la ware manufacturers show no
signs that they are ready to start even
at this lute date toward the point where
such a reduction may begin.
And they will never reach that point
Althoug'i men have become millionaires
in the pc ttery industry of Trenton, they
will nev r surrender without a struggle
the enormous advantages which the high
tariff gies them. They will go on mak
ing their "list prices" by common agree
ment up to the full amount that the
duty permits, until the consumers put a
stop to this thing at the ballot box.
The Ne w York Tribune makes this
"It is acknowledged by foreign manu
facturers and railroad men who have
visited th s country and carefully ex
amined affairs here that the higher
efficacy of labor secured by higher wages
here to a great extent counterbalances
the diff ere ice in wages paid."
Very true; but how, then, can our effi
cient labor seed protection to shield it
from the less efficient labor of Europe?
The state of New Jersey, with tbe mar
kets of two of the foremost cities of the
country or her borders, and therefore
Ideally sitt a ted in accordance with the
"home market" theory, has no le.ss than
813 desert 3d and abandoned farms.
Will the high tariff jugglers please ex-
Elain to tbe farmers now soon farming
i to be made prosperous under the sys
tem which enables trusts and monopo
lies to pockc t the farmers' profits?
E. E. Pannenter, attorney at law
Makes collet tions. loans money and will
attend to any legal business intrusted to
him. office, postofflce block, Kock isl
and, uia, asdEwi
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WOMAN IN GERMANY.
A Point Over Which Female Advocates of
Emancipation of Their Sea Lament.
In Germany freedom belongs to those
only who are able to fulfill all their duties
toward the commonwealth, who are fit to
bear the burden of freedom. The prime
duty Is to defend, sword in hand, the native
soil. Whoever, man or woman, was not
able to do that, had no claim to the exer
cise of power in the community, to per
sonal independence, no civil riuhta. not
even the right of administering a. private
fortune. 1 he curtd, the Invalid, the old
man, were temporarily deprived of these
rights; women were excluded from thoin
With regard to the girlhood of Germany.
a change was brought about at the end of
the Fifth century. The right of the Ger
man girl to own property dates from that
time. The administration of her fortune,
however, was left to a guardian. She was
partially free, and uot until the Thirteenth
century did she really enter into the inde
pendent possession of her fortune, did she
become a legal person, not indeed accord
ins to public, but to private riht, and so
she has remained to the present day.
Only In so far as the legal position of
the married woman must exercise a moral
influence on the life of the unmarried is it
necessary to say a word of the legal foun
dation of marriage in Germany. It rests
entirely on the view of the superiority ol
man, or the subordination of woman.
Even the notion that she is bought by her
husband aurvives, in however slight a
form, in the ceremony of betrothal. Her
husband is her master, her guardian, her
natural supporter; above all, he is her edu
cator. She shares bis rank, his name, his
dignities, his fortune, but without him she
cannot administer her own. "In the do
main of law she remains a subject." Sohm
concludes, "and if she reigns at all, it must
be by the free will cf man."
In a country like Germany, where, in all
matters connected with moral and intel
lectual life the links of tradition have
never been severed, the present is ex
plained by the past. Disdainful silence is
the mildest form of criticism opponents
will offer w henever on the platform or from
the professional chair the attempt is made
to plead in favor of women's political i
rights, says the English contemporary from
which we quote.
"Good Wine Wanta No Bush "
A sign common to the" licensed victualer
was the "Ivy Bush" or "Bush;" hence the
maxim "Good wine needs no bush," as
houses where good and wholesome bever
ages could be obtained needed no bush or
sign. A writer in 1003 says, "Spied a bush
at end of pole, the antient badge of an ale
house." A further quotation will show
the generality of this sign in "Good Neves
and Bad Newea." The host says:
I rather will take down my bosh and sign
Than lire by means of riotous expense.
Publicans were not the only users of this
emblem, but all persons displayed it on
articles for sale; hence the fixing of a besom
or birch broom at the masthead of a vessel
on purchase. In Harris' "Drunkard's
Cup" we meet with the following:
"If a house be not worth an ivie bush,
let him have his tooles about him, nut
megs, rosemary, tobacco, and other appur
tenances, and he knows enough of puddle
ale to make a cup of wine."
A wisp of straw was once the sign of an
alehouse in Scotland and parts of Eng
land. In Staffordshire and Bucks, within
the last fifty years, a bush was customarily
hung at an alehouse door, or, as they are
termed, "mug houses" in the former, and
"jerry houses" in the latter. Prior to that
period, beer shops at provincial fairs and
wakes displayed a green bunch, or branch,
over the door.
Fine Feathers Make tbe Bird.
The biggest of all really powerful firing
birds are, I believe, the wandering alba
tross and the South American condor; for
the roc I reject outright as worthy only of
the most restricted Arabian and nocturnal
ornithology. Seen on the wing, or even
with the wings expanded merely, both
these great existing birds have a most ma
jestic and colossal appearance. But feath
ers in such cases are very deceptive; they
make fine birds out of very small bodies.
For example, our well known little Eng
lish swift, which looks so imposing in Sight
as it passes overhead with pinions poised,
is hardly as big when plucked as a man's
top thumb joint, and weighs only half
an ounce. So, too, the albatross, though
its expanse of wing is said to exceed that
of any other known bird, amounting some
times to nearly ten feet from tip to tip,
does not average in weight more than fif
teen pounds, which is just exactly the
poulterer's statement for my last family
Christmas turkey. As for the condor,
while he spans from wing to wing soma
eight feet, his length from beak to tail is
only three and a half, and I doubt if he
wonld pluck into anything corresponding
to his magnificent outer show though 1
am bound to admit that I have never per
sonally tried the nnpleasant experiment,
says a correspondent in The Cornhill Mag
azine. Bow to Kill a Cat.
One who has tried it assures the public
that in spite of a cat's having nine lives. It
may be easily put to death by the follow
ing plan: Draw a sock over pussy's head so
that the toe of tbe sock is brought to her
nose or nearly so; then pour about half a
teaspoonf ul of chloroform on the sock close
to her nose. AlmoBt as soon as she has be
come frightened by the unusual smell of
chloroform she quietly goes off to sleep; a
little more chloroform is added perhaps
twice and pussy never wakes again. The
indiscriminate laying down of poison for
cats or anything else that may come along
cannot be too strongly denounced. If the
cats are not "in hand" that are required
to be poisoned they may be caught in wire
traps, like large rat-cage traps, and chloro
formed by spray from a small spray pro
ducer, without removal from the cage un
til asleep or dead.
Lacemakingr In Japan.
Laoemaking is a comparatively modern
Industry in Japan, having been apparently
Introduced into the country as late as teu'
or twelve years ago, but in that time It has
made wonderful progress. This is not
wonderful when it is remembered how the
Japanese excel in delicate work requiring
dexterity, and how successful they had
previously been with embroidery. Japan
ese lace bas hitherto been mainly consumed
at home, but recently a Tokio firm haa
been very successful in selling specimens
tf its productions in England, France and
Belgium, and it is confidently anticipated
that a large export business may in time
be developed. . -
We carry the celebrated line of E. P. Reed & Co., for ladies fiP .
The finest line of Gentlemen's Footwear in the city, in Pat. Leather c
van, Kangaroo, French calf, Etc. Latest styles.
A barrel of Tooth Picks given away with every pair of SHOES
New line of Mens Shoes at $250.
BOSTON SHOE STOBE,
S100 Bward S100.
The readers of ttie Argus w ill be'pleased
to learn that there is at least one dreaded
disease that science has been able to cure
in all its stages, and that is catarrh.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is the 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
directly upon tbe blood and mucous sur
faces of the system, thereby destroying
tbe foundation of the disease, and giving
the patient strength by building up tbe
constitution and assisting nature in doing
its work. The proprietors have so much
faith in its curative powers, that they
offer cne hundred dollars for anv case
that it fails to cure. Send for list of tes
F, J. Cheekky & 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
be disordered you have a dyspeptic look
and if your kidneys be affected you have
a pinched look. Secure good health and
you will have good looks. Electric Bitters
is the great alterative and tonic acts
directly on these vital organs. Cures
pimples, blotches, boils and gives a good
complexion. Sold at Hartz & Bahnsen's
drug store, 50c. per bottle.
Is Consampun Incorabs.
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, sm
now on my third bottle, and able to over
see the work on my farm. It is the finest
medicine ever made."
Jesse Middlewart, Decatur, Ohio, says
"Had it not been for Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption I would have
died of lung troubles. Was given up by
doctors. Am now in best of health."
Try it. Sample bottles free at Hartz &
Bahnsen's drug store.
bocklen's abnica baxvb.
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, cr no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 85 cents per
box. For sale bv Harts & Bahnsen.
For Over "Fifty Tears
Mrs. Winslow's 8oothing 8ynip bas
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! '"Mrs. Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve the poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it, mothers, there is no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates the stomach and bowels, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion and gives tone and energy to tbe
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 States. Sold by
all druggists throughout tbe world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sore and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
In the pursuit of tne gooa things of
this world we anticipate too much; we
eat out the 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
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
stomach, liver,' kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for ague acd
malarial diseases. Frice, 60 cents, of
California Farm Products.
Cost of production: Net profits: given
by a thousand farmer". Also hundreds
of questions answered about California.
Sent free on application to A, Phillips &
Co , 105 Clark street, Chicago, 111., or
296 Washington street. Boston, Mass.
To the American for underwear.
A school satchel given with
every pair of
Our Fall Stock is now
complete, and we are
confident we can
Ave., under Rock Island House
: Shirt Factory :
We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
Prices aa Low as the Lowest.
Also all kinds of
1609 Second Avenue, Bock Island.
Over Loosley's Crockery store.
MISS KATE BYRNES.
Laces, Veilings, Gilt Trimmings,
Jet and Gilt Ornaments,
1709 Second avenue,
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
dene. A specialty of furnishing si kinds
of Stores with Castings at 8 seats
A MACHINE SHOP
bM been added where all kinds of machine
work will be done flretclase.
NINTH ST. AND 7 th AVE.
DOWNING BROS., Propts.
Jolin Volk cSc Co.,
Saab, Doors. Blinds, Biding. Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for builders.
Ichteenta BU, bet. Third and Fowtk ares.
Chicago, Minneapolis and St.
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St. Louis. Iv'inneapolis ard 5
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rainplilei ami all ir.finiL.i;ttn,
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Southrastern Miniuota "'"1 iViiiri l-i
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Thousands of rhoir. ;vT's of L-iiidlsl
Loral Kxciirsimi r.tu civm. K.-rfcUsi
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All of the PasM'iiLvr Traii n aBDfliM
this Railwnv arr Watr-d I su;im b
engine, and the Main I.iih- I'.t l';tvritrJ
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Tickets on sale over tins MHteaiijjrtl
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