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THE AKGUS, Fill DAY, M VKC11 4, 1892.
Pabllshed DaBy and Weekly at let Second
Avenue, Rock Island. 111.
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tive character, volition) or religions, mast have
real name attached for publication. No racb
article will be primed oyer fictitious slgnatarea.
Aaonyaooa communications not noticed.
Correspondence solid. ed from every township
B Rock Island count v.
Friday, March 4, 1892.
A. bill amending the naturalization
laws baa been fayor&bly reported to the
house from the judiciary committee. I:
provides that no alien who has ever been
convicted f a felony or other infamous
crime or misdemeanor involving moral
turpitude, or who is an anarchist or po-
lvgamlst, r who immigrated to this
country in violation of any of its laws,
or who cannot read the constitution of
the United States, shall be natara'iized
It requires five years con'inuous rests
dence in the United States and one year
in the state in which application is raida
to become a citizen.
Pekhafs to the masses Lieut. C. A. I-
Totten is what is called an eccentric
thinker. lie has certainly departed from
the conventional channels of literature,
but to those who can comprehend and
follow him intelligently in his biblical
researches acd complex calculations, his
works have a peculiar significacce which
tempts scholars to believe and make skep
tics ' think. His declaration that the
recent auroral display in the heavens
was only one of the numerous signs that
are past and are soon to come as fore
runners of the end of the world, has
caused many to look upon him as a mod
ern prophet. .But.it is understood, te
indignantly repudiates anv fuch title.
Lieut. Totten is at present detailed as
professor of military sciences and tactics
at Yale college. He wts born in Con
necticut acd appointed to the Military
Academy at West Point as a cadet Sept.
1. 1869. He was commissioned fecoed
lieutenant in the 4:h artillery June 13,
1873, and was made first lieutenant May
29. 1ST5. He is now enrolled with Bit
Ihe Trimble In 1S1H)
Gov. McKinley sajsof lis party: "We
lost in 1590 by listening t the campaign
Speaker Reed, a goo J deal abltr and a
far more candid maa than Mr. McKinle,
says the New York World, explained the
defeat by sajirg: "The shopping women
did it," N
The shopping women did not get their
prices from the campaign prophet but
from the shopkeepers They knew that
the higher tariff made prices higher, be
cai se they were charged mare for tariff
This was the object of the law as de
fined and defended ry Mr. MeKioIev on
the stump. He said that he "despised
cheapness," and that "a cheap coal means
a cheap man." If the McKinley tariff
was not designed to compel importers and
to enable manufacturers to charge higher
prices, then it had no rational purpose.
If it did not do this it faile 1 to "protect."
If any prices have fallen since, some
body ia selling at a loss, or the prices
would be still lower but for the tax.
McKinley will not be permitted to run
away from either the logic or the effects
of hig "word tha.a. wa,r turiS "
Reverence for the Flag.
No doubt most boys and R-irls hHve met
with the words "serving the Matt .'" but i
dare say that few of them know how liter
ally the phrase expresses the seulinient of
army and navy officers. They do uot tnlk
much about it usually, but they have
away down in their hearts a deep venern
tion for their country's colors, and t bpy in
what they can to impress the feeling on the
men who serve under them. 1 rend m a
newspaper not long ago an interesting mi
ecdote of General Sherman.
An officer at West Point told the news
paper correspondent that when be wan n
cadet General Sherman visited the post.,
and of course reviewed the battalion. "1
was in the color guard," said the officer,
"and when the general, passing down the
line, came to the flag, he uncovered his
head, bowed low and his face wore an ex
pression of deepest reverence. This act of
veneration by the stern old soldier taught
us cadets a lesson that we can never for
get." W. II. Henderson in St. Nicholas.
The nnmber of animals which, with or
dinary tact and kindness, can tie tamed lv
man is so irent that the rainje of possible
pets would seem almost coextensive with
the limits of the animal world. The Tur
kestan tiger, whose good temper has twen
mentioned, owed its passage by rail from
the Caspian to the Black sea to its clever
nesa in performing trieka before the nine
daughter of the Kussiun railway u perm
tendent after it bad been sternly refu-ed
by the subordinate officials on the uroiiml
that tigers were not scheduled in the fare
list of the Tiflis railway and it Ix-ar may in
made an interesting and intelligent com
But tame tigers must as a rule remain
a luxury for sultans and Sarah Item
hardts, and the amiable bear be left to the
professional gentlemen who make a living
from his society. We say "as a rule" not
without reason, because there is hardly
any limit to the Englishman's fancy for
pets. lyondoti Spectator.
Recently a girl in one of the public
schools of this city was a-sked by her teach
er to explain the difference between the
words balance and remainder. Her an
swer was, "You can say 'a man lost his
balance and fell,' but you cannot say a
man lost his remainder and felh " Chi
THEIR PLAIN STATEMENTS OF FACTS
The Kj perlment of Taxing Wool Ilaa Been
Tried Long Enough, They Think, to
Show Its Futility They Have to Import
Wool and Domestic Wool Is Lower.
To the Honorable the Senate and House
of Representatives of the United
The Wool Consumers' association re
epectfvJIy petitions the Fifty-second
congress to change schedule K, relating
to wool and woolens, in the tariff act of
1890, fir the relief of woolen manufac
turers und for the benefit of all consum
ers of voolen fabrics. j
It is of course undesirable in general
to change tariffs frequently, but the gen- j
eral principles of the act of 1890, as ap- j
plied to wool and woolens, are the same ;
as havo been trir-d unsatisfactorily for
very many years, except that it aggra
vates some of the worst and most op
pressive features of former acts in rela
tion tO "TOOl.
The a:t has therefore practically been
tested 1 y the trials of many years, and
there is no occasion to test it Linger by
expend ee. It is not true that the act
in its pr sent form can work no harm to
woolen manufacturers. It works the
same injury to the makers of woolen
and worsted cloth that the restrictions
on the use of wool always have pro
duced, : nd iu the case of the carpet
trade, w lich consumes a very largo pro
portion 'f all the imported wool, it is
the most oppressive act ever passed.
The wool schedule (K) of the tariff act
of 1890 offers an exceptional opportunity,
by amendments making wool free and
relativeh decreasing both the specific
mid ail v; lorem duties on woolen goods,
to benefit immensely the woolen manu
facturers by giving them free access to
the supplies of wool of various quali
ties, such as. all other competing manu
facturing countries enjoy, and by re
ducing thxs without injury to manufac
turers the ca-t of their goods to them
and to the consumers, while leaving suf
ficient pre tection. With f reo raw ma
terials, th tax on imports of comiieting
goods woi Id almost entirely for the
protection of lalnir: and as free raw ma
terials wo ild greatlv increase consump
tion, their would be an increased de
maud for ".abor.
Neither is it true that no harm has
come to consumers by the law of 1890.
In the first place, the increased cost of
wool, as compared with prices in Eu
rope, has f orced the use of cotton and
other adu terants to a great and un
usual extiat; and, secondly, if woolen
goods have not advanced they might
have leen lower but for the duties on
wool. There is no question among man
ufacturers that the act of 18l0 was in-,
tended to advance prices, nor that it
was well calculated to do so to the ex
tent that consumers could afford.
The almost universal fall in prices
was caused in very small degree, if at
all, by the rariff act of 1890. The tre
mendous lesses in the Argentine Repub
lic and elsewhere, the failure of the Bar
ings, the distrust caused by silver legis
lation, the low price of cotton in the
south on account of an enormous crop,
the failure of crops in the north and
west prior to 1WU, causing dull trade
and reduced consumption, are the prin
cipal causes that brought distress and
What those manufacturers and wool
growers wh arranged the wool schedule
with the intention of increasing prices
want is, no doubt, to be let alone, so
that the tariff stct may produce, tinder
more favorable auspices, the results they
expected an 1 worked for. But the rest
that the public needs is a permanent re
lief from farces which oppress lioth them
and manufacturers, which hamper the
latter, as every manufacturer admits,
and which largely increase the cost of
woolen goods to the public.
The growth of the wool manufacture
has undoubtedly been great during the
past thirty years, for the country, with
j its vast natural resources and enormous
immigration, has increased vastly iu
population and wealth: but the growth
of the nun ufacture would be much
wore prosperous and much greater with
free wool, ar d its growth and prosperity
mean larger use of domestic wools and
higher prices abroad for all competing
It is clear :'rom the statements of the
National Asociation of Wool Manufac
turers and :roui undoubted facts, em
phasized by ihe vast increase in the im
ports of word since the passage of the
act of 1890 and by the falling prices of
J Ohio wool rjiat this country produces
practically n carpet wool to supply the
demand for nearly 100,000,000 pounds
needed by the carjiet manufacturers,
and only a part of the clothing and
combing wot Is needed: and it is further
to be considered tliAt the use of wool for
so called "-voolexs" would be much
larger if the restrictions of the wool du
ties did not g-eatly reduce the consump
tion of wool and largely increase the
use of shoddy and cotton in so called
And this is the case after a long series
of years of high duties on wool. In the
theory of the 'new protection" it is laid
down as a pri triple that "the necessities
entering into :he daily life of the mass
of the people which we cannot econom
ically produce should be made free."
On this principal wool should certain
ly be made fir e. It is a most important
article for all :he people. It is produced
in this country in inadequate quantities,
and not in th-s necessary varieties and
qualities. Sone indispensable gTades
can be produ ;ed in this country only
under conditi ma unfavorable as com
pared with thi se of other countries. t
High duties for a quarter of a century
have failed to produce any carpet wool
in this counby, and have also failed to
produce an adt quate supply of the wools
needed for the woolen and worsted man
ufacture. And as wool can be made free
"; ' - r A ";
with a large reduction iu cost of goods
and with very little disturbance of trade
or of interference with sufficient protec
tion, it is only reasonable that the
changes suggested in schedule K of the
act of 1890 should be made for the bene
fit of the whole people.
Arthvr T. Lyman,
William B. Weedets,
G. G Moses,
Charles M. Beach,
T. Quincy Browne,
Executive Committee of the Wool Con
sumers' Association, Boston.
HELPING OUT THE FOREIGNER.
flow the Prohibitive Tariff- on PotVet
A pocketknife is an innocent little
thing. They cost usually from ten cents
to two dollars each. The editor of this
paper is the txxssessor of one, and there
by hangs a tale. A friend of ours
brought this knife from Scotland and
presented it to us. It is a very handsome
knife, and on examination we found it
had been manufactured by a noted
American manufacturer. We knew it
had been purchased at Glasgow, Scot
land, for the merchant's card of that
place was still on it.
For curiosity we inquired of the gen
tleman who bought it what it cost. Two
shillings wa-s his answer. Two shillings
make fifty cents in our money. Struck
by the cheapness of the knife, we looked
around in our hardware stores in this
city till we found a mate to it. At last
we found it and asked the price; $1.2.3
we were told. We thought our mer
chant was a little steep, and said so.
"No," he replied, "these knives cost us
at wholesale twelve dollars per dozen,
or one dollar each." We rather doubted
this statement, though he is a reliable
merchant. He noticed our dubious look
and immediately produced the bill from
the wholesaler to prove that the knives
did cost one dollar each.
The more we think of this matter the
more we wonder how these high tariff
protectionists can explain this state of
affairs. It don't seem to reconcile itself
with the idea that protection don't cost
the consumer anything. It hardly seems
possible that this Americau manufac
turer, through love for the people across
the water, would send his knives over
there to le sold below cost of produc
tion. There seems little doubt but that
this knife which retails iu Glasgow for
fifty cents was sold by the manufacturer
at a fair profit.
If this Wvi-e time, and no sane man
would dispute it, how does it become
necessary for the same manufacturer to
sell the same knife so it must lie sold in
his own country for $1.27? Is any one
simple enough to suppose that this manu
facturer pays his men this seventy-five
cents extra on each knife? No; he don't
pay his workmen one mill extra, but
we'll wager ten to one that his donation
to the Republican national committee
next summer will lie away up in the
thousands. Well, it can afford to lie, so
long as he hopes to keep the Harrisons,
the Blaines or the McKinleys in power,
so that he can rob the consumer of
seventy-five cents on each knife. The
people are beginning to see who pays
this. It seems wonderfal that it should
have taken so many years to get their
eyes open. Des Moines Leader.
HOW MUCH TIN?
Will They Call II im. Too, a "Tin Plate
Professor Claypole, of Buchtel Col
lege, Ohio, has written a report on the
famous Black Hills tin dejiosits which is
not calculated to cheer the hearts of the
protectionist wiseacres who look to the
Black Hills for a vindication of Mc Kin
ley's wisdom iu putting a duty of four
cents a pound on tin. Professor Clay
pole is an expert geologist After
making a careful personal investigation
of the deposits in question he reports
that "a sanguine estimate" might place
the proportion of tin ore in them "at 2
per cent., and proliably in order to at
tain this some of the poorer mineral
must be excluded." This, he says, is
about the fame percentage as the tin
mines in Cornwall (England) yield.
The result of this examination uoes
not bear out the extravagant claims
made for the Black Hills tin deposits.
All sorts of extravagant assertions have
been made about the richness of those
detKisits. It was reported last year, for
example, that "about April 1 a five
stamp mill was started on ore that is
said to have yielded 10 per cent, of tin
and tight tons of ore were crushed per
April 1 was a very good day on which
to start this tariff industry. Its tin has
never been heard of in our markets.
We now iinjwrt about 40,000,000
pounds of tin for use in the various in
dustries of the country. The tax on this
quantity after the McKinley duty goes
into effect July 1, 18, will be $1,000.
000. If the tin plate enthusiasts should
ever realize their dream of supplying
the home market with Americau made
tin plate, an additional 23.000,000 pounds
of pig tin will be needed every year,
making the annual duty then foot up a
round $3,000,000, not to mention the far
larger tax on the tin plate itself.
All the protection afforded by this tax,
too, will be gobbled up by the English
companies which own or control the
few mines in California and South
Dakota. How do American voters like
the McKinley plan of taxing them
selves for the benefit of English capital
ists? Tlie Coffin Trust Reorganized..
The following dispatch has been re
ceived from Cleveland:
It is stated here this morning on the au
thority of a prominent manufacturer of
burial caskets that an Advance of about
20 per cent, in the price of coffins will be
made within thirty days. The coffin
trust, which was first organized here
about three years ago, and which was
recently broken by several large com
panies refusing to be bound by its regu
lations, has been reorganized and now
practically controls the business in this
' country. The higher prices are the result.
t oo QT
Gentlemen: We place
on sale a line of Calf and
Kangaroo Shoes in Con
gress and Bals equal to
any $.00 shoe ever sold
in this market at the low
price of $4.00.
$4.oo The BostonP
1623 Second Ave.,
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Bi Louis Express
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way Racine A southwestern Division De
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avenne, K. D. W. Holmes, aeent.
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pot First venn ard Twentieth a'.rcet. F.
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-7l0 am 7 :3o pm
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9:10 am; 3:00 pm
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Accommodation trains leave Rotk Js'and at
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m. and 11:30 a m. 1 eave Peoaia 6:00 a m. and
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All trains r"a daily exrept Sundry. -
All passe ger trains arrive and depart Union
Free CI air car on Fast Express between Bock
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Through ticket to all points ; baggage Checked
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Lt. Rock Island. .... 9.1q am
An. Reynolds '10 20 am
" Cable 1 11.00 am
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5.40 pir! 8 OA am
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H. B. BUD LOW,
B. STOCK EOUbB,
. Gen'l Tkt. Agent.
It is mantsfaetiired. a txytdr whih mti t rtwr.
In jfiaas of beer. cap of eoflee or tea, cr in tood,
without the knowledge of the patient. Xi 14 tbt.'UT.y
harml3fw. tad will effect ft permanent aid peptfy
rurt. TTttether the patient la a moderate dnrkcr or
an alooholi" wrecic. It haa been riven la thouaar.iia
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loTTed. It never Fall. Theevaem ona imorcirnai
eo with the bpeciflo.it beooxueaan ntler impoautnlrL
for ina houor appetit to exiau
SOLDO tiPrllirro Bole Proprietor.
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Gen'l Manager, Gen'l TkU 4 Pass. Agt,
CHIC.. O. Li
I ANTHRACITE COAL. (jL j
STATE SAVINGS BANK.
MOLINE, - ILLS.
Office Corner Fifteenth street and Third Ave.
Succeeds the Moline Savings Back. Organised 186
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Open from 9 a. in. to Sp. m., and Wednesday and
Satumay nights from 7 to 8.
PoKTia Skihxkk, - - President
H. A. A if s worth, . . Vice-President
C. V.HlauwAT. - . Cashier
Porter Skinner, 8. W. Wheelock,
C. A. Rose, H. A.AJnsworth,
O. B. Edwards, W. H. Adams,
Andrew Frlberg, C. F. Demeawaj
These shoos are perfe
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and guaranteed to l
satisfaction. AVe will t' '
tnese shoes at $4(Yi ..J
ciosea ; so don't de!av
be fitted before Mzes'sJ.
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