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THE AKGUS, 3ATUKDAY, DECEM13EK 12 1891.
nbttabod Daily and Weekly at 1S4 Second Av
enue, Rock Island, ill.
J. W. Potter. - Publisher.
Tim-Daily. 60c per month; Weekly, $8.00
A.U commanlcattona of a ailttcal or argoinanta
tiya character, political or religions, must nave
real aama attached for publication Ho ancta aru
ttclea win be printed over nctitlons signatures -Abobtbmkis
eonununieatlons not BOtloed.
Correspondence solicited trom erery township
la Bock Island county.
Saturday; Deckmbbb 18. 1881
Thk ChiCigo Post thinks that tbe
country. after iu eiperlence with Reed,
ought to be glad that Crisp is at least a
Tbxrk is a suspicion current in oolitU
cal circles, say an exchange, that tbe
new democratic senators Hill, Palmer
and Vilas do not propose to be bound
by the strait-jackeU of fustian which
envelop new members of the upper house
in the national legislature, but will make
themselves beard durirjg the first ees
ion. Such a course will no doubt
scandalize the venerable barnacles who
have sat jear after year in the senate
chamber, allowing such oracles as Sher
man, Hoar or Erarls to dominate tbe
debates. Ne m blood and new ideas will
do tbe senate good, and that is what the
democracy has sent some of its brightest
minds tbitber for.
KiiOkCK Consiiiution-D. mccrat: Tbe
democratic party of Illinois have met
with great loss in the sudden death of
Andrew J. Bell, of Peoria. He had
eerved two terms in the state senate and
was nominated for lieutenant governor
when Palmer ran for governor. Ttaeie
was doubt in the minds of many concern
ins tbe physical endurance of Gen. Palm
er, and as a precaution that the office
should be well filled in case of his deatb
during his incumbency provided be win
elected. Senator Bell was chosen for sec
ond place, because be was young, bealtbv
and mentally strorg. Today Andtew J.
Bell lies dead, while Oen. Palmer, tbe
hero of many a potest in war and poli
tics, whose bead is silvered by time, is
still in the possession of rtmtrkable
physical and mental strength, and a mera
btr of tbe United States senate.
So Birkwara strp.
The young men's democratic club, of
Canton, Ohio, one of tbe most it fluential
political organizations in the state, cele
brated with a banquet Thursday night,
the fourth anniversary of Grover Cleve
land's tariff reform message. Among
those who sent letters of regret beside
the ex-president was Gov. Russell, of
Massachusetts. In his letter, which was
read amid enthusiastic cheering, Mr.
The value and significance cf this oc
casion, it seems to me, are found in tbe
evidence it furnishes of a determination to
push tbe issue of tariff reform in a practi
cal and effective manner. It is tbe duty of
the democratic party to do this, and expe
diency as well as duty forbids any bark
ward step or faltering No party can suc
ceed which deliberately relinquishes a pric
ciple on the eve of iu vindication, ana no
party ought to succeed which, having led
men to an honest examination of a
question vital to tbeir interest and wel
fare, abandons their guidance and leaves
them in doubt and perplexity. The con
fidence born of partial success and the
assertion of the claims of any individual
to the party leadership ought not to di
vert u from tbe duty w owe to the peo
ple. Our obligation to them will not be
discharged until in every hamlet and
neighborhood troughoat tbe lnrj our
cause it so present to our countrjuen
that they can no longer be deceived
through, blunders nor corrupted through
For free Trade.
The bureau of statistics has just given
out a statement showing tbe value of our
exports to tbe different quarters of the
globe for tbe last two fiscal years. The
figures, which do not supply a powerful
argument for limited reciprocity, are as
Enrnpe ft!77,iM 3fiS tW7.6U.t 6
BriUxh North America... ?8,M4.4M t,s):t.3IH
Sooth America S7.T4MMii S7.84YM9
Aia and Oceanlca Y.ti 4'.i ITS
Wext lnoiri.. 3ilS3,fi71 33,.K 44)1
Mexico, Central Amer
ica and Rntisn Hon
duras. lH.llt.it47 SI :!M.M5
Africa 4.590 1ST 4.7:w.s47
All other ,810 87tf,17i
Total $4!S.jr3.Bje S87i.370,2B3
It will be seen that notwithstanding
our reciprocal relations with the South
American countries, exports thither fell
off several nil ions, while Canada and tbe
other northern British possessions bought
$10,000,000 more of our products ibis
year than last. We pursue a policy of
commercial antagonism with our north
ern neighbors though they are better cus
tomers than all South America.
President Harrison has much to say in
bis message about tbe new sou hern mar
kets which take but 4 2 per cent of our
merchandise, but he carefully omits to
mention tbe fact that our total exports
to Europe is no less than 79 9 percent.
In other words our farmers and manufac
turers will sell goods to tbe amount of
about $50 000.000 in tbe markets of Mex
ico and tbe Latin states while the coun
tries whose trade we are especirlly asked
to discourage annually take over$SOO,
000.000 worth of our products. I. dsed
the report sent out by the bureau of stat
istics is a magnificent argument for free
trade with all the world.
Ladies who use cosmetics or powders to
cover up or hide a bad complexloo, do
cot know that T. H. Thomas can furnish
them witn Blush of Roses, which is clear
as water, purifies the skin, and positively
removes black beads and all skin diseases
takes the shiny look from the face and
whitens it sooa as applied.
WHO PKS THE TARIFF TAXf
Bow the Plate
tilaaa Combination Fixoa
Next to the duties on window glass,
thoso on polished plate glass are the
highest in tbe McKinley tariff.
In his speech at tbe Home Market clnb
dinner, a short time ago, Major McKin
ley repeated tbe sentence which be has
used in all his public utterances, namely,
that tbe tariff cannot possibly bo a bur
den 1o the people of this country, for,
said he, "tbe foreigner pays the tariff
tax, yon don't" Let us see whether the
facts bear out this assertion.
In 1890 our imports of polished plate
glass, nnsilvered, were as follows:
Value. Cts. IVr cU
(21,934 S II
M78 5 18
atH.M) 8 m
SHVkS 25 73
ltt.OV4 SO 1118
Koterer 10x15 In. .!
10x15 to 16x24 in . . 198..W9
lt)x24 to 24x30 in.. KM. IMS
UxdO to 84x60 in. . 1.1HS.IWB
AboY. 24xt)0 In... 447.8H6
Total S.8S1.1W5 $917,389 65
Wo produce each year in the United
States about 10,000,000 square feet of
polished plate kI83- Our imports
amornt to less than 3,000,000 square
Th production of sizes smaller than
24 by SO inches is only incidental. Man
ufacturers roll ttily the larger sizes,
tbe mailer plates being a by-product
made from defective or broken large
plates. The demand for these small
sizes aas lef n greater than the supply,
hence coiibiderablo quantities are irn
porte 1 to be used in making small mir
rors, office counters, etc. The inanu-factu-ers
care only for the sizes of glass
above 24 by SO inches, and the duties ou
these sizes measure the protection which
they i,'et from the tariff.
Tin- following shows the net
sale prices of the larger sizes in
from which our imports come
tue I mteu btates:
.-Price per ft.-.
France. I". S.
11x31 ti30x4S in. 27.12 41 is.vt
9Ux49ii!.nnii over '.kl. 44 73 K.M
Ttai shows clearly that the plate glass
combination in the United States get
out of the tariff all the bonus it allows.
The reason why they do nut collect the
full amount of the duty above the for
eijm rrice isbecanse their own glass is
inferior to the foreign.
This explains the enormous profits
which the combination of plate glass
manufacturers make. Nothing will illus
trate this better than the history of oik
of the largest concerns, the Pittsburg
Plate 'Jrlass company. Eight years ago
this company built its first" plant at
Creigr ton. Pa.; five years later if erected
a seco id plant at Tarentuin. In 1S89 J.
B. Ford, a large stockholder in the com
pany, ".jnilt a plant at Ford City, and sold
it to the Pittsburg Plate Glass company
for $1,500,000, one-half of the payment
to be made in Ixmtls and the rest in
s'ock rt iar. Trouble arose at once, for
the other stockholders olijected to the
payment of $750,000 in stock at its par
value only, since the company's stock
wa 10) per cent, above par in the open
The original capital of the company
was fS X),000, which was later increased
to 2,000,000, and when the Ford City
works were purchased to $ 3,750,000. In
spite of this constant increase iu capi
talizat on the stock is now worth 300
per sh:. re on a par value of $100. Last
year a dividend of 31 per cent, was de
clared. In m. industry requiring skilled labor
are lower wages paid than in that of
plate g ass. Just so long as the tariff
continues as high as it is, just so long
will tl e combination to fix prices and'
keep down the wages of labor continue.
They will not share the tariff bonus
with their workmen, over whom they
bave c mplete control. If men will not
work in their factories at the wages they
cpooae to pay, ,'Q)ev cjn go, like I done,
as one m me worgffit
Ten expressed it,
Dt sorting Praise.
We desire to say to our citizens, that
for years we have been selling Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption, Dr.
King s New Lite Fills, Bucklen's Arnica
Salve and Electric Bitters, and have never
handled remedies that sell as well, or that
have given such universal satisfaction.
We do not hesitate to guarantee them
every time, and we stand ready to refund
tbe purchase price, if satisfactory results
do not follow tbeir use.- These remedies
have won their great popularity purely on
tbeir merits. Haru & Bahnsen, drug
A friend in need is a friend indeed, and
not less than one million people have
just such a f nend in Dr. King s New
Discovery for consumption, coughs, and
colds If you have never used this great
cough medicine, one trial will convince
you that it has wonderful curative pow
ers in all diseases of throat, chest and
lungs. Each bottle is guaranteed to do
all that is claimed or money will be re
funded. Trial bottles free atHariz&
Bahnsen'a drug store. Large bottles 50c
BUCSXKM'S ARNICA SALTS.
The best salve in the world for caia.
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 satisfactioi
or money refunded. Price 95 cents "per
box. For sale bv Harts & Bahnsen.
Tor Over Fifty Tears
Mrs. Winsiow s Soothing Syrup bar
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" ror 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 tbe 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 tbe United States. Sold bv
all druggists throughout tbe world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
askfor'Mrs. Winslow's SoothirR Smp
I have been a great sufferer from dry
catarrh for many years, and I tried many
remedies, but none did me so much ben
efit as Ely's Cream Balm. It completely
cured me. M. J. Lally, 3fl Woodward
Ave , Huston Highlands, Mats.
I think Ely's Cream Balm is the best
remedy for catarrh I ever saw. I never
took anything lhat nlieved me so quick
ly, and I have not felt so well in a long
time. I used to be troubled with severe
headaches two or three times a week.
J A Alcorn, Ag't U. P. R. R Co., Eaton.
Tha Kiffol Twer of Toliet Articles.
311574 bottles B ush of Roses sold in
1690. You know I could not have sold
so much if Blush of Roses was not as
represented, sure cure for pimples.
freckles and blockheads. In 1893 I pre
dict it will be sold by every druggist, and
used by ever lady and gentleman in tbe
Uniud States. T. U. Thomas will mo,
ply you at 75 cents per bottle.
From 1?47 o lflj tk6 United States
bad ft f .-Venue tariff. This is the period
to which high protectionists refer as our
"free tiade" period. It is their hobby to
dclare that those who favor a reduction
of the tariff want to go back to a tariff
st.ch as we had then, and then they try
to frighten the fanner by claiming that
those were disastrous years. Let us see:
From 1M to 1(U the average price of
v heat i J Ne .v York wan $1.25 in-f bush
After nearly twenty years of high and
prohibitive duties the average price of
wheat f r the ten years ending with 18SS
was only ninety-two cents per bushel, or
Durir g the fourteen years under rev
enue tariffs from 1847 to 1800 the aver
age net wholesale price of standard cot
ton shee ting was 7.8 cents per yard, or
For the ten years ending in 1888 un
der high duties the same sheeting aver
aged 7.7 cents per yard, or
During the revenue period a bushel of
wheat vonld buy sixteen yards of stand
ard sheeting, or
Under high duties, however, a bushel
of wheat would buy less than twelve
yards of the same bheeting, or
And yet the bigh protectionists say
that the tariff is a help to the farmer.
When the farmer had no protected com
bines to support he got a fair price for
bis pror" nets, but now what ought to le
his profits are taken to swell the divi
dends cf tariff protected combines and
I own myself the friend to a very free
system of commerce, and bold it as a
truth that commercial shackles are gen
erally n ijust, oppressive and impolitic
It is alio a truth that if industry and
labor an left to take tbeir own course
they wrald generally be directed to
those objects which axe the most produc
tive, and this in a more certain and di
rect maimer than the most enlightened
legislature) could point out. James
C. O. JD.
221 and 223
Al. Liaodry Work dose on short aotlce,
A spe? laity gf prp? s Skirt .
Prices as Low as the Lo est.
CARL, ACHT ERM AN,
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furnishing aL kinds
of Stores with (Hsungs at 8 oenta
A MACHINE SHOP
iae been added where all kinds of machint
work will be done Urst-class.
NINTH 3T. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS.. Pmpts
STATE SAVINGS BANK.
MOL1NE, - ILLS.
Office Corner Fifteenth street and Third Ato.
Sacoe ds the Molin e Savings Bank. Organ laed 1869
5 PLB CIT. IMTEREST PAID 01 DEPOSITS.
Organized under State Laws
Open from S a. m. to 8 p. and Wednesday ana
Satnmar ntehts from 7 to 8.
Porter Skihkbr, - President
H. A. Aihpworth, - - Vice-President
C. .HaaaWAr. - Cashier
Porter Skinner, S. W. Wheelock,
A. Rose, . H . A. Arnsworvh,
O. H. Edwards, W.U.Adams,
Andrew Frlher, C. F. Hemenway,
Hi ram Dart n. - -
DRS. BiCKEL & SCHOEMAKER
Dental Surgeons. !
Mitchell & Lynda's Block, Room! 29-81
Is headquarters for Holidav CnnHc
J 111 Liievay0f
SHOES AND SLIPPERS.
Ladies evening slippers. The new "Philadelph
toe on sale.
Try a pair of E.
P. Reed & Co.s
fine shoes and
TO BliDUCB STOCK.
A chance you cau't afford to
mi as We are offering uu
p leceoVnted values in
THE MOLINE WAGONl
Including all of our magnificent
assortments of choice Hata
and Bonnets at very
low pi ices.
MISS KA1E BYRNES.
1709 Second avenue.
Billiard and Pool Parlors.
Having Jot fornlxhed a fine Parlor a fairs and
equii pea u wi-n two of Hr tnwic alke's
Snctt Billiard Tilr.alHwoln ool
IN THE CIGAR STORE
the Sneet Tneof Impored and Dom. siic Cigars
and Tobacco in the msrket.
J 80S SKQQND A VENUE.
The Moline Wagon Co.,
Manufacturers Ol FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT WAGffi
A. full and complete line of Platform and other Sr'ire Yct,p, esptcmiiy tr.tflec u ti
estern Hade, it superior orkirsrpMi and finiA. 11 hum nd 1 ri.t L v. fn-tot
application, gee the MOLINE WAGI N btfere piintajir.i:.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds 01 Carpenter "Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office, sua! Shop 1412 Fomrtfc Aveaas, ROCK ISLA5D
j MJMKWLCCAL I UAL 1
For sale by all flnv-ciass Grocery dealers.
DR. MAN DEN'S
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P Car ai flrwrilb. Snkva, Iti'iBt rwHf. BU4, SMt,
ac, talnx tarrm. af l.l-nrlett. ibnul all TKA(
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laautt Curraal .n l.u.ail,. ar a r.fait a6.S la caah,
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' VDr IlKCTEICOO.. ISla..la,y W.Ul.
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Cm J. W. SCHREINEB,
Contretctor eind Builder,
1121 and 1123 Fourth atenne. Residence 1119 fourth arena.
Plans and specifications furnished on all classes of work : a'so sec tit ct Wi'.;cr Fa'ti'. k-:e
sliding Blinds, iomelhu g new, stylish and dvtirst)ie.
ROCK I'.AP. W
J. Ma CHRISTY,
KA1CFACTJREB Cf tSJCf c
Ak Yoar Orort-r f.irTh-n.
The ChriMv "OTSTr.K" si c. i lit "T,r
Opera House Sloorj
GEORGE SCHAFER, Proprietor.
1601 Second Avenue. Corner of Blitaenth Stree Opposite Han.er'f Tneswe.
The choicest Wines. Liauors. Beer and Cigars aiwavs on Han
Lnnrbervlav - - Randwirne. rrrlfhedonSii!!--
)avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ATT, DEPARTMENTS.
J. C. DUNCAN, Davenport
B. F. DeGEAR,
Cnntmntor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St. . s Rock Islan4
and Seventh Avenue, ' , . of 6bd4W
MT All kinds of carnentor work a apectaltr. Plans and estimates for an
fomithed on application
proprietor of theJBradj Street
..1 ma hand.
AJ kind. Of Wt rrw.rs - r -
Uraea Hocsaa t jm Brady St"1-"
a Mock aortk of Ceatral Park. tk large !