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THE . ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 14, 1891.
MUll Duty and Weekly at H84 Becoad a,T
eniie. Bock Ieiand, ill.
J. w. Potter.
tan-Dally. BOe pet month; Weekly, $1.00
ootnmnnlcatlrmfi of a critical or argnmct ta
w character, political or religions, most h it
real aaaee attached for publication No each a ti-
win be printed over nctitions ngnatni ie-
a. commanieaaona not noucea.
ondence aoliclted tram ererr townaldp
te Bosk Island county.
Wkohbsoat, Octobkh 14. 1891
St Louis Republic: If Fif er and T i
rer fight each other there will be lots of
fan in Dlinois politics and San at or Cul
lam will have to keep his eje on tbe gin
an the time.
A North Carolina clergyman his
under his charge 13 churches, is presidet t
of two cotton mills, secretary and treas
urer of anoiher, secretary and treasurer
of a knittirg mill, and scctetary a til
treasurer of a building and loan at-socti-tion.
Last week be applied to his vestry
for an afsistact in bis cburcb.
Ah increase of $70,000,000 in Tens
assessable values this year shows that the
Tcxaos are getting along pretty comforta
blj in the matter of worldly wealth.
Still better, tbe richer Texas becomes the
bigger its democratic majority grows.
At this rate, by the time Texas is as rich
as New York there will be about two
democrats to each head of population and
republicanism will be decidedly a minus
That rtmaikable revival in business
which McKinley saw an immediate effect
of tbe new tariff law, does not appear to
be reflected in striking outlines in the re
ports as lo the failures during tbe last
nine months. According to BradMreei's
they number 3,866 against 7.538 for the
same period a year ago an increase of
17 per cent; and the liabilities aggregate
S1S8.611, 510 against 92,541,93b of list
year, an increase of about 50 per cent.
If the tariff leads to reductions in wages
and such increase of business failures,
what good is it doing can any one tell?
"William Ehsbt Habrkok Clattos.
Powell's little bub, was down at Hot
Springs the other day, an was cornered
by a reporter of tbe Little Rock Gazette
with tbe following result:
"I don't care to discuss politics," re
plied the captain, in a blind way, thai
was both persuasive and positive.
"But," persisted tbe reporter, "tbe
republican party has had its net f prei d
during tbe past two campaiges for suck
ers, and isn't it about time., they were
making a haul to see what tne& have
caught, an 3 "
We got caught ourselves." interru pl
ed the official, with a merry laugh.
"Do you think tbe republicans will put
out a straight ticket at the nt xt state
"I certainly do. I don't want to be
interviewed about rolitics, but you can
.give it as my opinion that tbe republican
party will not be hyphenated with any
other party in the next state campaign."
'Kothikg but its own blunders can
beat the democratic party in '92." said
Senator Voorbees in Washington the
other day. 'It doesn't lie in tbe epposi
tion to compass our defeat. Two great
chances of Llucdering are presented the
next bouse may not act wisely and a
mistake may be made in choosing tbe
bead of the ticket. If errors are not
made in either of these directions, suc
cess will perch on democratic banners.
The tide is running strong in our favor.
We shall be apt to carry Iowa, Massa
chusetts and New Toik. In the first
and last I regard democratic triumph as
assured. In O&io there is a good fight
ing chance for Campbell to win. Eis
election would not surprise me in tt.e
least. But even should be Ml, tbe dem
ocrats are certain of capturing tbe legis
lature. That means that Mr. Hbetman
will not be returned to the United Citatos
senate, but that Senator Brice will have
a colleague of his own political faith."
"A Bather Slight Exaggeration."
The New York Press, the high tariff
organ, had a beautiful picture in its is
sue of July 29, declaring that hatters in
France earn only $3.50 per week, whereas
in the United States hatters earn thirty
dollars per week. Concerning this state
ment a hatter of Danbury, Conn., him
self a believer in a high tariff, writes to
The Press as follows: "I see in today's
Press, in the 'Tariff Pictures,' a rather
Blight exaggeration in regard to tbe
wages of hatters. There are a good
many hatters in France who make more,
aay from fifty to sixty francs (ten to
twelve dolliys), a week. Of course they
are first class men and get wages ac
"Now let us look at the American hat
ter. The average wages of a silk hatter
in New York or elsewhere are fifteen
dollars a week. Some weeks, it is
true, they make twenty-five to thirty
dollars. But how often does that hap
pen? Maybe ten to fifteen times a year,
and then they have week after week
when they have nothing to do at alL
The same with the felt hatter. The
maker, or hat sizer, if he averages twelve
dollars a week, year in and year out, is
doing welL Now next to him, the
man who presses or does what is called
finishing in our trade parlance, if he
averages fifteen dollars a week, can
also say that he has done well. Next is
the curler, who years ago made very
large wages. He, too, has come down to
the same level as the above, named fel
A "rather slight exaggeration," to be
sure, but The Press doesn't believe in
telling big ones.
; THE FLOW OF GOLD.
B tfc. Tariff Depaeaaee the
Oar Farm Produce In Europe.
The great exportation of bur wheat to
Europe has caused some fear as to the
rate of exchange, since a premium has
already been placed on gold bars and
com by the banks of England and
Now this simple little statement has
in it an important meaning for the
American farmer, and should enlighten
him as to one of the hidden evil effects
of the tariff.
A premium on gold means that more
wheat must be given to get it; in other
words, it depresses the prices of wheat.
But why did these banks find it neces
sary to pat a premium on gold? Let any
wheat grower look at the tables of im
ports which were recently published by
the treasury department to sho how
the McKinley law has worked. For the
nine months extending from Oct. 1, 1890,
to June 80, 1S9I, there was a heavy fall
ing off in many classes of goods that we
have been buying from Europe, and
our high tariff organs have been print
ing tbjp figures showing these reductions
with the utmost satisfaction, claiming
stupidly enough that "Europe's loss is
In the first nine months of the McKin
Ity law manufactures of wool fell off
114,900,000; cotton lacings, edgings, etc..
f-i, 700,000; manufactures of flax, hemp,
jute, etc., $3,700,000; hats, bonnets etc..
$2,900,000; seeds. $1,500,000; manufac
tures of silk. $1,700,000; buttons, $1,
200,000: corsets, $720,000; fancy articles,
926,000. Tin plate increased by $13,600.-
000, but it has fallen off enormously since
the McKinley tax took effect on July 1.
Our imports of plates in June reached
17,016.000 worth, aud in July they fell
to $425,933 worth.
These figures show that we are refas
ing, thanks to our McKinleyism, to take
the very things which Europe has to of
fer us in payment for our farm products,
and Europe is therefore compelled to
trench upon her gold supply in order to
make payment. But Europe needs her
gold and will not willingly part with it.
Hence the price of gold begins to rise
just so soon as it becomes necessary to
send gold here to pay for our produce
Thus our farmers are compelled to
take a lower price for their produce
than they would if we allowed Europe
to pay us in goods. Europe has an
1. bundance of these, and they are so
(heap that our protected manufacturers
ttUake and tremble every time anybody
talks about lowering the tariff to let
them come in; and they are the very
kinds of goods that our people want.
If we take them in large amounts
t lere will be no need for a premium on
gald in London and Paris, and our wheat
will bring fall value.
Did you ever see the tariff in this light
Rich mod Poor Under McKlnlerl.rn.
When the tariff shuts out goods en
tirely it is always such goods as poorer
people buy; rich people buy what suits
their tastes, whatever the priee may be.
A3 illustration of this is found in our
in ports of carpets. The carpets im
ported in the fiscal year 1S90 came in at
an average value of $1.16 a yard. The
treasury report shows that the average
va ne for the fiscal year ended June 30,
1801. was $2.08 a yard.
Hut the report gives a still more inter
esting insight into the workings of the
McKinley duty. One part of it gives an
extended comparison of the imports for
the nine months from October, 1S90, to
June 30, 1891. with those of the same
mo at ha in the previous year. The Mc
Kii ley tariff went into effect on Oct. 6
last year, and the imports of carpets
from Oct. 1 to June 30 were valued at
2.41 a yard.
The same thing is shown in cotton
cloth. That which came in under nine
mot ths of the McKinley law was valued
at 1 H cents a yard as against 112-5 cents
for the corresponding nine months under
the old law.
These figures were gotten up by the
treasury department at the cost of much
labor and money to show the beautiful
worlnngs of the McKinley tariff law.
Whj.t they do show is that the rich are
goin.j on buying European goods while
the joor are shut up to the tender mer
cies of the "home market." plastered
over as it is with tariff trusts and com
binations. TH Hit finmrpo pmlnfl nno if -Vi a vnnet
faeeply cherished superstitions of the
high tariff cranks. They say that when
you i at up the tariff the foreigner will
reduce his prices in order to get into our
market, and in this way he will pay our
tariff taxes. The figures just quoted go
to shew that the foreigner is not doing
any such thing. They show that he is
contir uing to sell high priced goods to
the rich people of America, while the
poorer claw are simply left.
Con petition cheapens goods, say the
protectionists, and they are right. But
how ian the tariff cheapen goods,
since i very purpose is to cut off com
petition? If it is competition that they
want, they can have that in fullest
meastu-e by inviting it from every na
tion on earth. The tariff wall shuts out
competition and gives the domestic man-ufactui-ers
the opportunity to get rid of
it entirely by forming trusts aud combi
nations. And they do it
In Pittsburg we have bad more fail
ures since the passage of the McKinley
bill tha i was ever known in the history
of the c: ty. This uudue stimulation cre
ates m due competition. During thi
past th-ee weeks we have had .a large
glass an i an iron failure. Where is all
the mil and honey promised us upon
the pas age of the McKinley bill? We
are anx ously looking for it National
Ulass Budget (labor organ).
The Hew York Fruit Trade Journal
ays: "'ieorge S. Knight, of San Jose.
Cal., got three tons of dried prunes from
160 trees about an acre and a half be
ing profit per acre of $440. " And tbe
good Major McKinley doubled the duty
on prance to protect such successful
growers is Mr. Knight
IN THE DARK.
0 Thou who art my only Light,
Thee do I follow through the night! i
Though home and hope are out of light,
Firm trust in Thee my apUit hath:
Tlioa knovrest my pathl
Although I cannot see Thy face,
1 feel the warmth of Thy embrace.
Infold me in the dangerous place
Where sin lies waiting to betray;
Thou knowest my way.
0 Thou who seest me through and
The thoughts I thmk, the deeds I do
Thou knoweat I would to Ttieo be true!
Oh. draw me closer to Thy aide.
My Lord, my Guide!
Thou knowest me, loredst me in the past.
Even when the tempter held me fast;
Thy wanderer haa come home at last.
Never acaiu from Thee to stray
From Thee, my Way!
1 know not what may yet nnfold
Beyond the morning's gates of gold
This is my heaven Thy hand to hold.
Thy steps to follow through the night.
My Lifo, my I.iht:
Lucy Larcom in Independent.
Drinking Iced Water. i
It is a pity that with our fondness for
copying Old World vices, small and great,
we should not be willing to adopt some of
their virtues as well. In the matter of
drinking iced water the native American
is a constant marvel to the European. At
some of the hotels across tbe water designed
to cater to our citizens abroad the notice
is broadly published on menu cards, circu
lars and even in newspaper notices, "Ice
water served for drinking purposes." The
average German landlord has only lately
begun to understand that bis American
guests want water to drink, and be has by
do means recovered from his astonished
horror at the quantity consumed as a bev
erage. A woman who spent a winter in Munich
at a boarding house tells of coming down
one cold morning to breakfast and asking
for a glass of water. Tbe servant brought
it, round eyed with wonder, but docile.
As it was placed before the guest the pre
siding fraulein caught sight of the glass.
"Oh!" she said quickly, ''don't drink that;
it is fresh from the faucet. Scud it to me
and I will warm it," and she reached for
the hot water kettle. It was with difficulty
that she could be made to believe that per
sons over here drank iced water winter
and summer alike. "I wonder you live at
all," she commented feelingly, "if you treat
your stomachs like that" Her Point of
View in Xew York Times.
There is no reason why crayfishes should
not be introduced very profitably in the
fresh waters all over the United States,
and it is not. unlikely that the fish commis
sion will take steps to accomplish this end.
The crayfish closely resembles the lobster
in appearance, its meat being much more
delicate in flavor, and it would be very
nice indeed if the streams and ponds iu
every state of the Union could be stocked
with this huge species, which is very pro
lific, and can be made at home anywhere.
An interesting burrowing variety of a
small sort is very plentiful on the Poto
mac meadows near Washington.
It lives in holes, with bottle shaped en
largements at the bottom, where tbe ani
mal can usually be found by digging. In
the spring each one builds over its burrow
a sort of chimney six or eight inches high,
composed of lumps of mud, which it fetches
and piles ingeniously on top of one anot her
in tbe shape of a dome, closed at the top.
His Acquaintance Were Lawyers.
Many eccentric witnesses get into the
box with preconceived notions that an
honest lawyer is a rara avis never to be
found in any court, and consequently, on
occasions, indulge in a slap at the profes
sion. "Is it not true that you first provoked my
client by describing him as a rascal?" asked
a barrister of a witness in a case of assault
"Well, no; not exactly," answered the
man. "I just said he had no more con
science than a lawyer; that was all that
caused him to hit me."
"And now, sir," demanded a counsel,
holding up a warning finger to a witness,
whose character for integrity hewished to
call into question, "is it not true that your
associates are often of the shadiest char
acter?" "Principally of the legal profes
sion, sir." Then be proceeded to prova
that it was so, and the counsel, hoist with
his own petard, took a seat. London Tit
Bits. Pleasant Villagea.
The villages of New England are among
tbe pleasautest in the world, and the chief
secret of their charm is summed up in one
word: Trees. The people who laid them
out, a century or two ago had the good
sense to plant a few score of young trees
about the green and along the streets.
Now, look at them! Glorious elms arch the
streets and envelop the place in shade.
The meanest cottage is pleasant and pic
turesque if it stands beneath a fine old
tree. The poorest village is good to live iu
if it nestles under giant trees. Planttrees.
Plant them round the schoolhouse. Plant
them round the church. Plant them on
the common. Plant them along the street.
Make all the villages and towns pleasant
with trees. Xew York Ledger.
IS lows the Microbes Out or Bla Clean.
"Did you notice that fellow who just left
the counter here?" asked tbe proprietor of
the cigar stand in a down town hotel office.
"He is a dust crank."
"Well, what is a 'dust crank?' " I asked.
"Now and then we strike a smoker who
believes that cigars contain a great quan
tity of minute dust which is swarming
with deadly microbes that are likely to get
into the smoker's lungs and cause all
sorts of dire diseases. Such fellows always
cutoff tbe smaller end of the cigar aud
blow through the weed from the other end
as if It were a tube." Chicago Mail.
When They ltocldad.
At one of the camp meetings they were
discussing tbe question as to whether it is
a sin to have hot dinners ou Sundays. The
discussion occupied all of Sunday forenoon,
and then the disputants adjourned to a
cold dinner. After this they came together
again, and the question was unanimously
decided in the negative. Boston Herald.
Captain Stephen A. Bills, of Toms
River, N. J., bus a set of novel dominoes.
They nre made from pieces of twenty-eight
different wrecks which have come ashore
on the New Jersey coast between Barnegat
inlet and Point Pleasant They were made
by Captain Charles Tilton of the life sav
ing service, who was ten years in getting
together the collection.
In parts of Scotland persons suffering
from epilepsy are directed to drink warm
water from the skull of a person who has
committed suicide. If pieces of the skull
are powdered and swallowed with the draft
it will be doubly efficacious.
We carry the celebrated line of E. P. Reed & Co., for ladies' fine
The finest line of Gentlemen's Footwear in the city, in Pat Leather G
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 $2.50.
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
$100 Kwara $100.
Tbe readers of the Argcs will be pleased
to learn that there is at lea-t one dreaded
disease that science has been able to cure
in all its stages, and that is catarrh.
Ball's Catarrh Cure is tbe onlf pasilive
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
the foundation of the disease, and giving
the patient strength by building up tbe
constitution and assisting nature in doing
its work. Tbe proprietors have so much
faith in its curative powers, that they
offer one hundred dollars for anv case
that it fails to cure. - Send for list of tes
F. J. Chkesky & Co.. Toledo, O.
Sold by druegists, 75c.
1 1 laoald bd in Zvai7 House.
J. B. Wilson, S71 Clay street. Sharps
burg. Pa., says be 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 of "la grippe," when va
rious other remedies and several physi
cians had done her no ' good. Robert
Barber, of Cooksport, Pa., claims Dr.
King's New Discovery has done him more
good than anything he ever used for
lung trouble. Nothing like it. Try it.
Free trial bottles at IKrtz & Bihnseu's
drug store. Large bottles, 50c and f 1.
ELECTRIC BITTERS .
This remedy is becoming so well known
and so popular as to need no special men
tion. All who have used Electric Bitters
sing tbe same song of praise. A purer
meDicine does not exist and it is guaraot
eed to do all that is claimed. Electric
Bitters will cute all diseases of tbe liver
and kidneys will remove pimples, boils,
salt rheum and other affections caused by
impure blcod. Will drive malaria from
the system and prevent as well as cure all
malarial frvers For c re of headache,
constipation at,d indigestion try Electric
Bitters Entire satisfaction guaranteed,
or money refunded Price 50 cents and
$1.00 per bottie at liartz & Babnsen's
BUCBXKN'S ARNICA BALV1.
The best salve in the world for cuts,
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 satisaction
or money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale bv Hartz & Bahnsen.
Tor Over titlj Tears
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
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 or "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve tbe poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it, mothers, there is no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates tbe 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 lemale physicians
and nurees in the United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout tbe world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Sfrup
fatarth inHtw England.
Ely's Cream Balm, gives satisfaction to
every one using it for catarrhal troubles.
O. K. Mellor. druggist, Worcester, Hast.
I believe Elf's Cream Balm is the best
article for catarrh ever offered the public.
Bush & Co., druggists, Worcester,
An article of real merit. C. P. Alden
druggist, fpringfield, Mas. '
Those who use it speak highlv of it.
George A. Hill, diuggist. Springfield,
Cream Btltn has given satisfactory ie
suits. W. P Draper, druggist, Spring
The only complexion powder in the
world that is without vulgarity, without
injury to the user and without doubt a
purifier, is Pozzoni'i.
A school satchel given with
every pair of
Our Fall Stock is now
complete, and we are
confident we can
Ave., under Rock Island Hous
: Shirt Factory:
We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
Prices aa Low as the Lowest.
Also all kinds of
1SO0 Second Avenue, Bock Island.
Over Looslej'e Crockery store.
MiSS KATE BYRNES.
Laces, Velllnga, Gilt Trunmirgs
Jet and Gilt Ornaments,
1709 Second avenue,
-ALL KINDS OF
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furnishing aL klnda
of Btovea with Cartings at 8 oents
A MACHINE SHOP
ta been added where all klnda of machine
work will be done fint-clas.
NINTH 8T. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS., Propts.
John Volk & Co.,
( Manufactnrera of
Sash, Doors. Blinds, Biding, Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for bnildera.
Klf nteenth 8U, bet. Third and Foartk avea.
Chicago, Minneapolis and I:
Via the Famous Albert Lm
St. Louis, Minneapolis ar.s
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Through Sleepers and te
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AM Slu
PEORIA, CEDAR RAPIDS AND S10L1 Ftii
CHICAGO AN D CEDAR RAF
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THE SHORT LIN
The Great Iowa Summer ReJ
For Railway and Hot.l Kzln. Vri
I'anipiilt-ts ami all iMoroiiitiuc ue?
Gt-ii'l Ticket and 1'iwumijs
fr CHEAP H0NI3
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Southeastern Minnesota awi rLtl 14
wliere drought anil crop f:uii!r"s in CJ
luousnnus or ctmi'r arrvs ol bantu
Local Kxeursion rates irneu. lurful;
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lien'l Tieket and Passenirrr Aant I
AU of the I'aseui:er Tm;: ailftii
this Hallway are heated l y wan M
enjrfne. and the Mam Line Iav Piatsg:
are lighted with the Eleclrio IjiiL
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poinu iu the l niiin. and ly iu Arab
parts or the I niteu Mate aim i aum
farFnr nitiioimeements of Evursrt
and local matters of interest, pkasci
local columns ol wis uier.
C. J. IVES. J. E. HNIW
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