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THE A KG US, SATUBDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1891.
Fablishad Daily u Weekly at 1M Secoad At
an, Bock bland. 111.
I. W. Potter - Publisher.
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Oorrespondence solicited from erery township
la Bock Island county.
8ATURDAT, OCTOBKB 24, 1891.
Kxokgk Constitution Democrat: Judge
Daj in hit letter of withdrawal from the
republican party represents a large, intel
ligent and influential class of liberal re
publicans who will no longer be driven
and bullied by the prohibition bosses.
They believe that human rights and per
sonal liberty should be preserved to the
people of Iowa, and that Judge Day's
judgment concerning the results of pro
bibition ia Iowa are as he sajf : tyranny
failure, free whisky, no decrease of
drunkenness, numerous low and secret
drinking places, hypocricy, intolerance,
unworthy and disreputable spies and in
formers, increased taxation and contempt
of all law. Fair minded men of all par
ties must agree w ith Judge Day, and his
example of free thought and free speech
will be followed by many of Iowa's lead
The jnurg dentists of the TJaited
States should go to Mexico and grow up
with the country, if an American dentist
who is practicing in that neck o' woods
tells the truth. Be says:
I am getting rich, and any good Amer
ican dentist who will come here and stay
can do likewise. I made $10,000 the
first year, and I have done considerably
better right along since that time. I
can charge bigger prices. I get from
$ 100 to $150 for a fall set of teeth on
robber. The same thing in the states
cost you $15. Whenever I administer
gas I charge $10 for the pulling of a
tooth and when a number are pulled I
charge $10 for the first tooth and $5 for
Jl succeeding ones. For jerking
out a tooth without gas I charge $2,
and in the Uuiled States you would only
get 50 cents for this work. As to fillings,
they range from $5 upward, and gold fill
ings cost from $15 up into the hundreds,
according to the size of the cavity and to
the size of the bank account of the man
who has bis teeth filled. I always get
$500 for making a set of teeth on gold,
and all other business is done at propor
tionate rates. I know of many dentists
who are making more than I, and I know
of a number who charge more than I do.
I often make $1,000 a month, but dentists
in the City of Mexico make more, and I
know of a man there who gets $50 a
tooth for any kind of a filling, and who
came to Mexico from South America,
where he made $10,000 in a single year.
Mare Abewt TIa Plate.
A Washington dispatch to the Phila
delphia Times says:
Congressman T. L. Bunting, of Ham
burg, N. T., was here today on his way
to New York, where be attended a trieo
ing of the heaviest consumers of tin pi ate
in the United States, which was held in
that city yesterday with a view of run
ning down the "tin plate liars" and lo
cate some of the numerous tin plate con
cerns which the republican . papers of
the country are exploiting.
The meeting was entirely non-pnliti-cal.
Its object was to secure reliable
data concerning the slate of the tin plate
industry. Bunting says that a year ago
both Major McKinley and Seaator Alli
son assured a committee of consumers of
tin plate that within a year from Oct 6.
1890, when the tariff bill went into ef
fect, 40 American tin plate factories
would be running and turning out all the
tin plate required for consumption in
"The year is up," continued Mr. Bunt
ing, '"and I defy any man to find one
solitary box of tin plate that has been
manufactured in this country. French
Jk Compauy have a s'andmg offer to pv
1 5 per cent above the market price for
10,000 boxes of American tin plate
There have been sporadic efforts to pro
duce a little teroe plate in Ohio aod else
where for political effect, but it is of a
very poor Q'la.iiy, contains a great deal
of lead ard very litt'e tin. Though it
can be used . for roofing, it is not only
absolutely useless, but proven poisonous
for canning purposes.
"What is the txtert of the industries
affected by the tin plate dutyT"
I have made careful estimates." re
plied Mr. Bunting, "and you will be sur
prised to learn that it (.Sects directly or
indirectly,' three per rent of the inhabi
tants of the United States who are en
gaged in planting or growing fruits,
packing or boxing vegetables, meats.
oysters, fish, etc. Two million people
are directly or indirectly interested, and
every family is more or less of a con
"How much have the consumers paid
this year as a result or the tax?"
"In the first instance the figures are
accurate; in the second approximate
There are 2.000 canning establishments
in this country. They alone have paid
5,0U0.(XX) in the increased cost of tin
plate. This raised the price of every can
or piece of canned goods firm a half to a
cent to the wholesaler. Tho wholesaler
and the retailer each still farther advance
the price, so tnat it ia difficult to tell just
now much tee nnai consumer, wbo event
ually pays it all, has been mulcted.
want to impress also the fact that the
United States ml not get from u the $5,
000.000 we have paid directly in the in
creased cost of tin plate.
To Kervons and Debltaud Kan.
If you will send me your address we
will mail you our illustrated pamphlet
explaining all about Or. Lyre 8 celebrated
electro voltaic belt and appliances, and
their charming effects npon the nervous
dabilitatod system, and how they will
quickly restore you to vigor, manhood
and health. Pamphlet free. If you are
thus afflicted, we will send you a bell and
appliances on trial.
Voltaic Bk.lt Co., Marshall, Mich.
WHO PAYS THE TARIFF
W bat the Decrease ia the Daty on Blad
ing- Twine Teaches.
Every effort -Is now put forth by the
followers of McKinley to show that bis
bill really reduced duties and taxes. l
Thus they point to the low prices nowj
being paid for sugar. At the same time
th ;t are making extra endeavors to show
th.it the tariff is not a tax, and that
ev ry increase lu the tariff makes the
protected article cheaper and cheaper.
Thus The American Economist, the
or-an of the Protective Tariff league, is
no v boasting that the McKinley tariff
nan lowered the price of binding twine.
It Jisserts that the price of binding twine
has fallen from 14 1 cents per pound a
yes r ago to 11 cents now.
Taking up this cue, a Kansas organ of
McSinleyism asks: "Will some free
traler himself tell us why the best bind
ing twine costs only 10 cents per pound
now when one year ago it was sold for
froia 15 to 17 cents a pound? Does an
inci ease in the tariff always result in re
duc .ng the price of a commodity to the
Tine, binding twine is lower now than
a yew ago. But why? The Economist
and its Kansas follower say the fall in
the price is due to the increase in the
tarif I, By such fase statements as this
they may be able to delude the farmers
a little while, but the farmer will soon
want to know what the duties were a
year ago and what they are now. The
price of birding twine is lower now for
the siine reason that sugar is cheaper.
The duties on the raw materials have
been removed and the duty on the twine
itself reduced. This is the true explana
tion. The rates under the old and. new
tariff are as follows:
Old tariff. Sew tariff.
Manil a $25 per ton. Free.
Sisal $15 per ton. Free.
Sunn. $15 per ton. Free.
Jute 20 per cent. Free.
Binding twine SHc. per lb. 7-10c. per lb.
McKinley fought these changes, es
pecially that reducing the duty on bind
ing twine, with all his power, just as he
lough- against the putting of sugar on
the fn-e list, but he was beaten. The
puttin? of the above materials from
which binding twine is made upon the
free lif t enabled the twine trust to re
duce tie cost of making twine, and the
reduction of the duty on the twine itself
compe'. led the trust to give the consumers
the benefit of these reductions. This ia
why tv.-ine is cheaper now than a year
ago. The difference between the old
twine f.nd the price now prevailing is
just th'? measure of the tariff tax. To
those who forced McKinley to put a
clause in his bill reducing these duties,
thanks are due for the good they did and
for their conclusive proof that the tariff
is a tax. The Economist and its Kan
sas proteges are at liberty to preach as
many sermons as they please about how
a high duty makes lower prices. Let
them remember, however, that though
they may be able to fool the farmers
once the y cannot fool them all the time.
Comparison of Ferlods.
Since 1816 we have bad four periods of
high an 1 prohibitive tariffs, one period
of a moderate tariff with incidental pro
tection jtnd three periods of low or rev
enue tariffs. During our whole history
high tariffs have lowered the prices of
farm pn .ducts and low tariffs have in
creased taem, as the following average
prices of corn during the several tariff
I PERIOD. Moderate tariff with
incident-il protection (according to
Clay, a revenue tariff); 1816 to 1824,
corn TO J-IO cent per bushel. ,
II PERIOD. High and prohibitive
tariffs of 1824, 1828 and 1832:
1825-32, corn 62 cents per bnsheL
III FEIIIOD. Low compromise tai
iff of 1H33; 1833-42, corn 77 1-3
cents per bushel.
IV PERIOD. High protective tariff
of 1842; 1843-6, corn 57 cents per
V PERIOD. liow revenue tariff of
1846; 184 7-57, corn 73 2-3 cent per
nwg auw-wi. . i mi si u umuj
VI PERIOD. Lower revenue tariff
of 1857 (spoken of by protectionists
as our "nee trade tariff"); 1858-60,
corn SO 1-3 cents per bushel.
awwaaw iJt".niL iJawmwr . iftfa-s
VII PERIOD. War tariffs; 186142,
corn 75 c nts per bushel.
VIII PEIIIOD. High tariff of 1883;
1883-OO.ocrn 53 1-6 cents per bushel.
The Piano Manufacturers.
Mr. Alfre 1 Dolge took occasion in a
recent issue of the New York World to
say that the McKinley tariff had in
creased the cost of making a piano only
twenty-five cents. Mr. Dolge is a dealer
in piano supplies and the only manufac
turer of piano hammer felt in this coun
try, and prolbly knows the facts; but
it is a little puzzling to ordinary busi
ness minds to know just how he makes
' Some of the piano manufacturers are
not a little scrprise that any oue should
make such statements. They say f 'Near
ly everything that goes into a piano
costs more. 1 nning pins have gone up 80
cents per 1,(00, or 20 cents a piano;
piano wire, "0 cents a pound, and it
takes one pound to each treble; keys
cost $1 more jr set; imported felts, 80
cents more per pound, or 29 cents for
each piano. These are but a few of the
items which ost the manufacturer more
because the di.ty was greatly increased
on them, consequently the piano business
has not been a) dull ia fifteen ycarsis it
has been this spring and summer. Near
ly all factories are on half time, when
they ought to I e filling fall orders. Firms
that usually in ike forty pianos a week
are only makic g eight or ten now."
The window glass manufacturers will
meet at Cleveland Oct 23, with short
productions end light stocks in jobbers'
hands. There is likely to be a (sharp
advance in prices. National Glass Budget.
: A SUCCESSFUL BEEHOUSE. .
Am Itstllaatan'a Flan for Rons la
VTMoh. Bees Are Basil Haakii.
- Tbef bechottm is 8 by 10 feet and 7 feci
high in the clear. It is lined, and, the
4-inch space between' the' inner and
outer walls ia filled with dry sawdust.
There is a 4-inch ventilator through
the roof. ' It will hold twenty-four ten
frame Langstroth hives, each super con
taining thirty-two one pound sections.
The hives are placed two inches from
the wall, and the openings of the chutet
are covered with wirecloth.
The apiarist who thus describes in
American Bee Journal his plan for a bee
house such as is shown in the cut here
reproduced says in regard to its manage
ment: In winter the chutta are closed on the1
outside, and the bees get air from the in
side of the house. In summer time,
when it is hot, I use nothing but burlap
on top of the hives, and I have no bees
hanging out they stay in the hives.
I can go into my beehouse at any time
of the year without starting robbing,
and by opening the winter door and
closing the screen door I have all the
light necessary from the door to take off
honey or examine any hive.
I never lose any bees in my beehouse,
as they can have a flight at any time
during the winter, when it is warm
enough, or I can close them up at any
time. From the bees kept in the house
I get more honey than from those that I
keep out of doors, and I am 60 well
pleased with my beehouse that I have
built another one, and snail keep all of
my bees in the house.
There are so many advantages in man
aging bees during swarming time in a
house like mine that I shall not attempt
to enumerate them.
A Kansas Corncotter.
The cut shown herewith represents a
corncutter said to be in use in some
parts of Kansas. The runners of the
sled are made of hard wood and are 2 by
6 inches and 6 feet long. The floor is of
inch boards and the seat of 2 by 4 inch
stuff bolted on.
A CONVEXIEXT CORN CUTTER,
The cutting knife is a strong scythe,
three feet long, set -slanting and bolted
securely to the sled. The sled is drawn
by shafts which prevent the horse from
turning around upon the knife. A man
can haudle the corn if not too heavy.
He grabs the corn with both hands and
lets it lie across his knee until he has a
lap full and then casta it off, says The
Farm Journal, from which our cut is
Points in Onion Culture.
Many amateurs do not know at what
time to sow onion seed to raise sets,
when they are gathered and how taken
care of. Country Gentleman thus makes
the matter plain: "The eets are required
of small growth, and therefore a poor
soil is better thau a rich one; this soil is
thoroughly pulverized and made smooth,
the seed sown by a line quite' thickly,
and as large ones are apt to run up to
seed, the bulbs should be less than the
size of grapes. They are taken up in
An;?nst, dried, bedded in chaff four
inches deep, and covered with several
ruches of hay fcr protection through
winter. Early in spring they are set out
in extra rich land, thoroughly mellowed,
three inches apart in the rows, the earth
pressed compactly about them. They are
to be kept perfectly clear of weeds till
the middle of June, when they are first
taken up for market The Strasburg and
Yellow Danvers are found best for this
treatment The Wethersfield red is more
productive, but less adapted to sets."
The average for potatoes in the gov
ernment report is 94.8; for tobacco, 87.4.
It has been officially reported that the
wheat crop of North Dakota is about
State averages for the corn crop are
generally high, especially for the south
ern states. The lowest state averages
are those of Michigan and Wisconsin.
In Statistician Dodge's report a small
advance is noted in all the cereal crops
except buckwheat" The general average
is as follows: Corn, 91.1; wheat, 98.8;
rye, 95.1; oats, 90.7; barley, 94.8; buck
Plow the oat ground and, unless too
steep, let Jack Frost do the only harrow
ing, sled off the rocks and stumps and
when returning for a load carry manure.
Next spring harrow without plowing,
sow the oats and ' grass and - harrow
smooth. A good crop of grain ana sure
catch of grass may be depended on, says
The Farm Journal. ,
According to the department of agri
culture at Washington, the condition of
wheat is unusually high. The figures
for the principal wheat growing states
are as follows: Ohio, 93; Michigan, 99;
Indiana, 100; Illinois, 100; Wisconsin,
90; Minnesota. 100; Iowa. 99; Missouri,
94; Kansas, 89; Nebraska. 93; North
Dakota, 94; South Dakota, 99; California,
98; Oregon, 97; Washington, 93. East
of the mountains, New York, 99; Penn
sylvania, 99; Maryland, 97; Virginia, S3,
la the southwest, Texas, 97.
We carry the celebrated line of E. P. Reed & Co., for ladies' fine sho
The finest line of Gentlemen's Footwear in the city, in Pat. Leather Cord.
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
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island House.
fl00 B ward $100.
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.
Halt'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 the system, thereby destroying
the foundation of the disease, and giving
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 they
offer one hundred dollars for any case
that it fails to core. Send for list of tes
P. J. Cheek et & 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 hae 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, 60c. per bottle.
Ii Coniamptoa Ineoraba.
Read the following: Mr. C. H. Mor
rig, 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 bow in best of health."
Try it. Sample bottles free at Hartz &
Bahnsen's drug store.
BUCKLXX'S ARNICA SAX VI.
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 25 cents per
box. For sale bv Harts & Bahnsen.
Tor Ovar Fifty Tears
Mrs. "Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dis
bursed at night and broken of your res
by a sick child suffering and cryiDg 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 npon 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 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 States. Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothiug Syrup
In the pursuit of tne goo4 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 and
malarial- diseases. Price, 60 cents, of
California rata Frcduect.
Co;t of production: Net profits: given
by a thousand farmers. A! so hundreds
of questions answered about California.
Sent free on application to A. Phillips &
Co . 105 Clark street, Chicgo, 111., or
298 Washington street. Boston, Mass.
Peach ice cream made from fresh ripe
peaches at Krell & Math's.
A school satchel given with
every pair of
Our Fall Stock is now
complete, and we are
confident we can
Etc. Latest styles.
: Shirt Factory :
"We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
Prices as Low the Lowest.
All kinds of Repairing dorje.
Also agent for Rockford Clothing Company.
Fine custom-made pints from 3 to $10.
K09 Second Avenue, Bock Island.
OTer Lootiej's Crockery store.
MISS KATE BYRNES,
Laces, VcEites, Gilt Trimming',
- Jet and Gilt Ornaments,
1709 Second avenue,
-ALL KINDS 07-
Cast Iron Work
doDs. A specialty of famishing al kinds
f StOTss with Osstlngs at 8 sent '
A MACHINE SHOP
aas ltaem added wher sH kinds of
wwrk will b done Crat-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS., Propts.
John Yolk & Co.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring,
and all kinds of wood wcrk for bonders.
Ilbtceta BU. bet. Third and Foartk avea.
Chicago, Minneapolis and StpJ
Via the Famous Albert La TW 1
St. Louis. IvTinna nnli5 nnri Q tu j
Via St. Louis, Minneapol is Sl Paul Short La.
Through Sleepers and Chair Car
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAX
PEORIA, CEDAR RAPIDS AND SIOUX FALLS, Wj
CHICAGO AND CEDAR P.APIDS
Via the Famous Alfnrt ijm Koale.
THE SHORT LINE
S SPIRIT LAKE T
The Great Iowa Summer Reaor.
For Railway and Hotel IWrlM
i ampules mm ;tii iiiiiniMii'Mi. aiiura
Ueul Ticket and I'aMriip-i Am.l
FOR CHEAP HOMES
On line of tins road in Nnni v.eni K.
Southeastern Minnesota and (VntrJ Iisii
where drought and crop (ailure are
Thousands of chuiee a rrs oi Lul e; nam.
Local Excursion rates t:neii. F ..r f U nl o
tiou as to prices of land aim res lare.mE."
lien! Ticket and Pa.ssens.vr 4.- r.t. I
All of the Passenger Train- n all Ilivro a
this Railwav arc neated 1 v ?r, :n 1s 'a
engine, and he Main Line 1 a'v 1 a.s !ttrIriJ
are iigmeu wim me r.ioeme i.ilih.
Maps, Time Tatdos, 1 liro.i.li lUes sal
formation furnished on ai'i lien'i- :! t Ac.
Tk-kets on sale over this ninte at all
points in the I'nion. and !' ns Ap-uis,Wl
pans or me L niteu Mates ant i atuui L
saror announcements oi r.viirsm
and local matters ol interest, iikaserefcrliS
ocai columns oi uus jui r.
C. J. IVES, J. E. HNNE0H.
Vres't 4 Oco'l Snpt. Gen'!Ti.t-?i-.lel
CEDAR RAPIDS. IOWA.
TO. THE fiFFUOTED!
medical tre:.i:in nt"tn b
pared fruro tiic iirv'rii-:: :
SSSsf l.ois of AIt'iii;r, I" -.-
ft'm cariy int!:". reiunsT : f
ney and Bladder rwubi-, etc.. v.
rjf Treatment a P lie, O-rt-nn an-i
rt?wiMs f ir many t
nil i'liiiHt'S inch . '
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than St'.ms h M-. n
cim-e of 0i i t-r iftt r
Williams' private practice v iv i;
recent CiN ii :.
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bxadJBinUtrrins r. Ilaiut'
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tn a ttasa of beer, m cup ol coree -r . .:mr
without th knowlsdce ofthe patient. Ji -rp-o
Inrmlaa. sad will elleet perroajiew
euro, whether th patient ,t'i!i
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of eases, sod ia evsrr Ui-mm perieet cjre
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nr me itatior appetite to cxw. imn
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