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THE A KG US, FKIDAY, OCTOBEH 9, 1891.
. Mtahad Daily and Weekly at MM Second Av
naa. Bock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter. - - Publisher.
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All eommanlcatlons of a critical or aiEnmenta
ttwm character, political or religions, man ham
real najne attached for pablication . No anch srtl -tides
will be printed over fictitious signatures -ABonrawai
eommanieations not noticed.
Correspondence solicited front erery township
te Keck Island eonnty.
Fbioat, October 9, 1891.
Thk pioneers of central Illinois will
bold their annual meeting at Monticello,
Oct. 15. The meeting will be the largest
Ter held in the state. Senator John M.
Palmer, ez-Oox. R. J. Oglesby, Judge
Beckworth, or Danville, Judge Kelson,
of Decatur, Judge Scott, Gen. John Mc
JSulta, Han. Owen Scott, of Bloomington,
and others, will deliver addresses. The
meeting will be held at the Piatt county
fair grounds on the spot where stood the
first log cabin ever erected in Piatt coun
ty bj a white man.
The Atlantic Constitution has recent;
moved into a eevenstory building, and
the editor is wild with joy. Be says,
in the course of a column leader on his
sodden elevation: "It Is good to be up
here in boundless solitude of peace.
We feel more neighborly toward the sun,
and if we wink familiarly at a favorite
star there is no haim done." It is a big
thing to be able to lean out of the win
dow and pull aside the skirt of a passing
cloud when it obscures the view." Poor
fellow, he probably thiDks be is as near
heaven now as be ever will be.
Tbx New York World says that Mc
Kinlej tells the farmers of Ohio that
"they are getting ready to make tin" in
three places in that state; that near
Ironton is an establishment that "is go
ing to turn out 240 boxes a day," and
that "erelong" SO, 000 men will be em
ployed in the United States making tin
plate. Everything is still in the "sweet
by and by. Last year McKinley was
sure that the United States would be
making their own supply by this time,
and yet the only tin made to date hs
been for campaign purposes. Mean
while the people of the country are
taxed $8,000,000 for their tin plate.
The Loral Pap-r.
"Each year the local paper gives S500
to f 5,000 in free lines for the benefit of
the community in which it is located. No
other agency can or will do this. The
editor, in proportion to his means, does
more for bis town than any other 10 men,
aid in all fairness, man with man, be
ought to be supported, not because you
may happen to like him or admire his
writing, but because a local paper is the
beat investment a community can make.
It may not be brilliant or crowded with
more thoughts, but financially it is of
more benefit to the community than the
teacher or preacher. Understand us
now, we do not mean morally or intel
lectually, but financially; and yet on the
moral question you will find that most of
the local papers are on the right side of
the question. Today the editors of the
local papers do the most work for the
least money of any men on earth. Sub
scribe for your local paper, not as a cbais
ity, but as an investment." Judge David
teappreaMnc the Press.
Houston Texas Post
The arrest of two editors for printing
an extract from another paper question
ing the yalidty of the antilottery law, is
certainly carrying things pretty high in
this land of free speech and liberal gov
ernment. The Post has has no objection to the
stamping out or the lottery companies,
but the line should be drawn, it thinks,
at that point where irresponsible under
lings of the government attempt to stamp
out the press.
On this line the Atlanta Constitution
says that "this policy will not work. If
lotteries cannot be destroyed without de
stroy in g the freedom of the press, the
people will be in favor of letting the lot-.
teres alone. We connot anord to yield
our light to speak and publish fair cnti
cisms of public measures. If we yield
the right in one instance we may
expect to be forced to keep silence
whenever it suits the government to de
mand it. Fortunately it is no easy mat
ter to bulldoze the newspapers of North
America. The menace of fine and im -
prisonment will intimidate very few. No
matter what federal officials may bold, the
newspaper men of the country will not
change their conviction that an honest
criticism or discussion of the provisions
contained in the ami-lottery law cannot
with any show of justice be held to be a
violation of the law. If they are mistaken
in this belief, then the law will have to
be repealed or modified. In this repub
lic the government cannot array itself
against the press and have the support of
It is the policy and practice in some of
the monarchies to inhibit criticism by the
. press of the acts of the government, but
until the enforcement, or the alleged en
forcemeat, of the anti-lottery law no one
dreamed that such a thing would be at
tempted in the United States.
Catarrh in Hew England.
Ely's Cream Balm gives satisfaction to
every one using it for catarrhal troubles,
GL E. Mellor, druggist, Worcester, MasB.
I believe Ely's dream Balm is the best
article for catarrh ever offered the public
Bush & Co., druggists, Worcester,
An article of real merit. C. P. Alden,
druggist, Springfield, Mats.
Those who use it speak highly of it.
George A. Hill, druggist, Springfield,
Cream Balm has given satisfactory ie
sulta. W. P. Draper, druggist, Spring-
Call on E. B. McKown for bard wood
and toft coal. Telephone 1.198.
BAGS FOR WHEAT.
WHERE GRAIN BAGS AND BURLAPS
Why a Baa; Manufacturer Was Bappy.
The Bis Grata Crops Make Prices of
Bags BIcher--The Tariff Gets la Its
A bag manufacturer in New York re
cently aat writing at his desk in his fac
tory in New York. He was evidently
very happy over something. Just then
the large importer from whom he buys
his burlaps walked in.
"How's trade? Good year, isn't it?"
"It seems so to trie. We are on a
boom here, and everything seems to be
running in favor of America. We took
a single order for 75.000 bags one day
last week. If things continue to go like
this we shall make enough to retire from
business in a few years. Ha! ha! ha!"
This manufacturer stated that the
enormous wheat crop in the great west
and northwest had caused an unusual
demand for bags in which to carry wheat
and corn from the farms to the market
He is now shipping a carload of grain
bags every week to Kansas City.
Here the tariff gets in its work. A car
load of bags weighs 24,000 pounds, and
the duty of 1 cents a pound amounts to
390 on the carload. This has, of course,
to be paid by the last man who buys the
bags the farmer.
These bags are made of a jute cloth
known to the trade as burlaps. The jute
plant grows in India, is somewhat like a
cornstalk, grows from eight to fourteen
feet high, and has a fiber running
through the inside pith. This fiber is
neparated by keeping the stalks for some
lime under water till the pith has partly
rotted away. The fiber is woven into
tmrlap mainly in Calcutta and in Dun
dee, Scotland, the latter being the great
est burlap manufacturing center in the
No burlaps are made in this country.
A firm in Paterson. N. J., began to
manufacture the stuS several years ago.
when it was selling for seven cents a
yard, but as soon as the price fell to five
conts the firm went to making other
lines of goods. So the tax which the
ftJTnere pay on their grain bags has not
even the excuse of being a protection to
Under the large demand for bags to
move the grain crop the price of burlaps
h-'i advanced. Says a trade journal:
Burlaps have advanced fully 5 percent
in price within the past month. The
stock is small and the goods are in de-
m-ind, for the large crops will require a
graat quantity of burlap bags, and con
sequently prices are likely to go still
iiesides being used for grain these
ba are also largely used for putting up
fertilizers. Millions of them are used
every year at Charleston in preparing
acid phosphates for shipment to the
farmers. Large quantities of burlaps
are used, too, in Montana and other cop
per mining states for putting up copper
matte for shipment. Mnch of this is ex
ported to Europe, and in this case
99 per cent, of the duty is refunded by
the government. The exporters of cop
per matte, as well as of grain, always
tak ) care to get back the duty on their
The manufacturer referred to above
said he did not believe 1,000 bags are
sent abroad in a year in this way on
whi3h this drawback is not applied for
Se me wheat is also exported in bags
perhaps as much as one-fifth of it and
In the bags the exporter gets the draw
back, not the farmer who had paid the
duty when he bought them.
Here the farmer will see one of the
beauties of our tariff system. Bags for
foreigners are practically duty free,
whili he must pay to the last cent the
duty on his bags. It is a strange and
wonderful thing, this protective system
of "America for Americans.1
Exports of Breadstoffs.
Our exports of breads tuffs in August
amotnted to f28.853.000. against only
$10,721,000 for the same month last year,
and the stream of grain for Europe has
been increasing very rapidly since Au
gust It has already turned the tide of
gold ( xports, and the yellow metal has
now lgun to come back to us.
Thi? makes the protectionist home
market cranks very happy, and they are
congratulating themselves that the
farmer is going to become so contented
with Ids lot that he will be reconciled
to Mc.iinleyism and vote for the g. o. p.
again and roll up old fashioned majorities
for protection. So after all their boasting
about "the home market, the best mar
ket in the world," the cranks recognize
the fat t that the farmer must look to
Europt) for his prosperity. They see that
this m ich praised home market is far
too sm til to insure good prices for farm
products, that their scheme of "consum
ing everything at borne and saving
freight" has utterly broken down after a
long contury of protection, and they
know taat the farmer would be selling
at ruinous prices if be depended upon
the home market alone.
With a surplus growing more rapidly
than th j population of the country, when
is the fj.nner going to get this "freight
saving" market? But this idea of saving
freight is only another protection hum
bug; for the farmer does not pay the
freight on wheat shipped to Europe. It
is charged up and paid by the Europeans
who eat bread made from our flour.
Where the Blame?
The New York Recorder thinks it is
wrong for canmakers to ask higher
prices for their products than last year.
it says: "It would be much better to
take advantage of the magnificent boun
ty profiled by heaven, accept a small
profit ot. the cans and encourage the
people t) save the fruits. More cans
would ba sold, more money would be
earned, cans would not enhance in price
and if would be just all around.' But
the high prices of tin cans are due to the
increased cost of tin plates, and for the
enhanced value of the fitter the tariff m
itle. Merchant's Review.
THE BACILU OF MALARIA.
The Comparatire Number of Bacilli in the
Air at Different Times of Day.
A foreign physician is reported in Popu
lar Science Xetvs as having recently in
vestigated the comparative number of
bacilli lu the air at different times of day.
His experiments, conducted in the observa
tory of Moncalieri, were carried out by
means of small rubber balloons filled with
hydrogen. On to these balloons he fastened
a small box holding prepared plans slides,
which box he was able to open by means
of a cord after the balloon had reached the
desired height Microscopical examination
of the slides showed that in the early hours
of the day the swarms of bacteria were
close to the ground and in lare numbers;
later, at about 9 o'clock in the moruintr,
until about 3 in the afternoon, they would
rise until they reached a considerable
height, and from that time would gradu
ally sink to the ground. The number of
bacilli in the air whs almost exactly in pro
portion to the rise in temperature, while
in direct opposition to the amount of hu
midity in the atmosphere. It is evident.
therefore, that the condensation of the
watery vapors in the air causes the falling
of the bacilli, and for this reason the morn
ing and evening hours are the most danger
ous in malarial districts.
Masle as a Medicine.
A correspondent of The Lancet tells the
following story apropos of a suggestion as
to the use of music as medical treatment.
Five years ago i had an opportunity of
trying the effect of dreamy music upon a
lady of great intellectual power, who re
tained, too, her faculties at the ripe age of
eighty-six. About seven minutes were oc
cupied by the music, and before its last
notes were heard my revered friend, the
V iscountess Combermere, had closed her
eyes and was napping.
The story reminds The Hospital of an
other one which runs as follows: A certain
country laird was taken ill with some af
fection which produced marked sleepless
ness. All sorts of remedies forthe insomnia
were tried, but tried in vain. The laird had
a son who was what is called in Scotland
"daft," that is, he was somewhat weak in
the upperstory. When the other members
of the laird's family were in a state border
ing on distraction, the lad, whom nobody
thought of taking into consultation, sud
denly burst out with, "Feyther aye sleeps
i' the kirk." The suggestion of getting a
minister to preach to the sleepless man was
acted upon immediately and with the best
results. Hardly had the reverend divine
cot well into the second head of his dis
course before the patient was sound asleep
and snoring like tbe drone of a bagpipe.
The peculiar monotony of the preacher's
voice had acted as an irresistible soporific
It is a common experience that the monot
onous reading of a book, or the measured
cadences of quiet singing, is often of great
value in the soothing of the nervous sys
tem. It might be well if nurses were
taught to chant a little, and were to learn
suitable music for the bedside. Young
ladies, too, aud even matrons, would be all
the better if, in the course of their ordinary
education, they had a little instruction in
music of a sleep inducing kind. There is
manifestly a Celd for the musical composer
also, as well as forthe nurse and the young
In Germany vaccination is compulsory;
In France it is not In Germany the total
mortality in the entire country from small
pox was 168. In Paris alone during the
same year it was 882. In Alsace the annual
mortality per 100,000 from smallpox has
fallen, since tbe annexation of the province
to Germany, from 2.14 to 0.23. The citizens
of Zurich voted to do awav with compul
sory vaccination in 1SS3. The number of
deaths from smallpox in 1SS2 was 3; in 1SS3,
8; in 1SS5, 52, and in 18S6, 85, according to
The Medical Record, authority for the fore
THE SOCIAL VALUE OF GOOD HUMOR.
A Polite Accomplishment Which Is the
Soft and Genial Sunshine of Society.
A great deal has been said of the charms
of the old French salons, those delightful
reunions of trie brightest spirits of a spark
ling era. Harper's Bazar, commenting
upon the influences which fostered the
peculiar grace of that brilliant regime.
names good humor as the sunshine, soft
and genial, if not penetrating, of the
French salon, and says:
The society of men and women who
look at all things in the pleasantest light.
who never take unmeant affronts, whose
presence is always oil upon the troubled
waters, must of necessity be agreeable. The
French have always appreciated this, and
hare cultivated good humor as a polite ac
By other nations this has sometimes
been deemed a token of insincerity. Not
so. To be always good humored is simply
to ignore onenses wherever this Is possible:
to bear no grudge; to utter no harsh criti
cisms; to respect the pet foibles of one's
associates; to tolerate all amiable weak
nesses; to not see, or, seeing, to ignore, all
the attempts of the rudely nurtured to
slight or to snub those whom they care not
to favor; and even to submit to any endur
able amount of imposition rather than to
disturb the general peace in short, to
think more of the common good will and
happiness than of one's own individual
tastes, prejudices, desires or even rights
that are not essential to one s own moral
and physical well being or to that of other
Discriminate between "present" and "in
troduce." Richard Grant White affirms
that the use of "present" for "introduce"
is an affectation. Persons of a certain rank
are presented at court We present for
eign ministers to the president We intro
duce, or should introduce, our friends to
Discriminate in the use of "polite" and
"kind." Don't say, "your polite invitation
was received," "you are very polite in be
ing so obliging;" use "kind."
Discriminate in tbe use of "ride" and
"drive." Although "ride" means, accord
ing to nearly all tbe English and Ameri
can dictionaries, an excursion on horse
back or in a carriage, fashion says we must
use "drive" instead. Hence, to be fashion
able, don't say "I am going tor a 'ride;' "
We carry the celebrated line of E. P. Reed & Co., for ladi tin, -
The finest line of Gentlemen's Footwear in the city in Par I ,
van, Kangaroo, French calf,
A barrel of Tooth Picks given away with every pair of SHOES
New line of Mens Shoes at $250.
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
r).' P,mH A T( nnrlar rrA Tl A t t
$100 Rward 1100.
The readers of the Argus will 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 the blood and mucous sur
faces of tbe system, thereby destroying
the foundation of the disease, and giving
the patient strength by building up the
constitution and assisting uature in doing
its worK. I be proprietors have so much
faith in its curative powers, that they
offer one hundred dollnrs for any case
that it fails to cure. Send for list of tes
F. J. Cheenkt & Co.. Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
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 tbe 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 Coniampton Inearabs.
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."
Jesee 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.
bccklbh'b abnica 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 curee piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale bv Hartz & Bahnsen.
Tor Ovsr Fifty Tears
Mrs. Winelow'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 sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it, mothers, thereisno 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 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 8tates. Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
In the pursuit or tne gooa things of
this world we anticipate too much; we
eat 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
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 and
malarial diseases. Price, 60 cents, of
California Farm Products.
Cost of production : Net profits: riven
by a thousand farmer. Also hundreds
or questions answered about California
bent tree on application to A. Phillips &
Co . 105 Clark street, Chicago, 111., or
nrauumgion street, Boston, Mass.
To tbe American for underwear.
A school satchel given with
every pair of
Our Fall Stock is now
complete, and we are
confident we can
Etc. Latest styles.
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: Shirt Factory :
"We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
Also all kinds of
1608 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
Over Looslej's Crockery store.
MISS KATE BYRNES.
Hats, Fine Embroideries,
Ostrich Goods, Velvets,
Ribbons, Straw Braids,
Laces, Veilings, Gilt Trimmings
Jet and Gilt Ornaments,
17C9 Second avenue,
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furnishing aL kinds
of Stores with Castings at 8 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
is been added where all kinds of r"",hl"
work will ba done Srst-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
Jo tin Yolk 6c Co.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for builders .
Ila-htaenth St, bet. Third and Poartk ares.
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where drought and my liimad
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