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TH.JE AKGU8 TUESDAY. AP1XIL 19. 1892
THE AKU US.
FabHahed Daily ud Weekly at 162 Second
Avenue, Rok.'Iland. Ill
I. W. Potter,
Tibm Daily, 60c per month; Weekly, $2.00
Ail eommtnlcatlons of a critical or argumenta
U chaiacter, lolitical or religion, must have
rami nam attached for publication. No snch
articles will be printed oyer nctttion r'gcatnrea.
aonjrmona commnnlcaiioo not noticed.
Correspondence toltciied from every township
la Sock Island conotv.
Tuesday, April 19. 1882.
CAXI FOR UEtlOlH.iTIC STATE
COXVEISTIOX Of ILLISOIN.
Eeadqaartcra Democratic State Central Com
mittee of Illinoi, Sherman Ilooee, Chic .go,
Febmary 12, 1MW. A Convention of the Dem
ocracy of the Stale of Illinois, is hereby called to
meet in the Hall of the House of Kepreeentattvr e,
in Springfield, Illinois, on Wednesday April Tth,
1892, at S o'clook r. , for tha purpose of nomi
nating candidates to be voted for on Tuesdav,
November St h. 192, for the offices of Governor;
IcuU'Utmt Governor; Secretary of Sta'e; Auditor
of Public Aecocnts; Treaeurcr; Attorney Gener
al; Ihna Trustees of the University of Illinois;
Two Congressmen a: Large; also for the purpose
of selecting one Presidential Elector from each
Congressional Dntrict, and four Presidential
B.euo.'-s from the state at laige. Two delegates
from each Congressional Pisuict and eight dele
gates from the state at li :ee to the Democratic
Katicnal Convention, to te held in Chicago. June
11, lWi. One State Committeeman from ach
Congressional District, and sevin state Com
mitteemen from the state at large, and such other
bosintcs aamay jroporly tome before the con
Vvntion. 'ibe basis of representation for each
county shall be: One delegate for each four
hundred votes cast for Cleveland and Tbnrman at
the last Fiesideuia) Election, and one delegate
for each fractional part thereof, of two hundred
vote or more. Vtder this call the representation
of Kock Is and county will be, on 3,6 H votes,
afy order of the Democratic State Central Com
mittee of Illinois. Duos P. Phelps, chairman.
Tbio. NiLsoa, Secretary.
The following resolution was adopted by the
Dweccraiic State Central Committee, February
He it resolved. That it is this sense of this Com
mittee, that the Australian Ballot Law appliea to
Ibe election of officers at the annual town n eet
Ing to all elections txoptaa specially excepted
in said law, and this committee recommend that
ail elections to be held for town officers this
spring, te held uider the provisions and according
to the letter of said law.
Am Oriziaal ld.
An Ami rictn girl, evidently a yuK
person of original thought, has been try
ing an experiment how . to prevent the
appropriation of her umbrella. She had
a new one made acd mounted on an ivorj
topped stick. Then tbe had the beavt
piece of ivory carved into an excellent
counterpart of her own head and face.
No one looking at the bit of ivory work
for an instant could mistake the likeness
between the owner and the head on the
handle. Her friends predicted thai the
beauty of the handle would only add to
the induct nunt to steal. for the head and
face were txceedicgly beautiful, an I the
shrewd young wrman knew perfectly
well that they were when she ordered it.
But the strange p.rt of it was that it
did not. For six years the owner has
carried that umbrella, through rain or
shine, having a new cover put on when
rictssary, and only once has she missed
it. That line she left it standing in a
fbop, and beforj she Lad made the
rounds ol the place a polite floorwalker
bad returned it to her with a smile.
Here is a bint to anyone who washes to
be a little different from everyone else
The I'ary oa Hterl.
Rock ford Star.
While the price on steel rails is 1 30 a
ton, the builders of bouses and of ships are
till compelled to pay (50 a ton for struc
tural steel. Why should There be so
enormous a disparity of the prices of
these two commodities, when a steel beam
can be produced at the same mill with as
little cost as a steel rail? The answer to
this question is found in an iniquitous
and partial tariff system that imposes a
duty of S13 a ton on structural iron and
$12 a ton on steel rails.
It is true that both these duties are
prohibitory in their operation. But
when the manufacturers of steel rails
shall undertake to raise the price td
f 40 a ton, as they did a few year ago,
foreign rails will be imported to reduce
the scale in favor of consumers. On the
other hand, the manufacturers of steel
beams are enabled to despoil builders of
houses and ships with impunity . There
is no reason why Ike duties on struc
tural steel should not be reduced to the
rate impo ed on steel rails. When this
ball have been done, the next step
should be to make another reductioi of
duty, simultaneously with the remoyal of
iron ore to the free list. Congressman
Springer has prepared b Us covering this
question, and they should be tent to the
senate as early as possible.
HarvrlB Horne KxhibMoaj.
Dr. T. W. McGinn. V. the world's
champion of all horse trainers and the
envy of all competitors, will be in Dav
enport at Claus Gralb's hall Three
horses are corning from Muscttine to be
handled and subdued. Dr. McGinn will
sire f 500 to any man that will groom a
mare owned by Dr. John Bade, V. tv,
that is coming from Muscatine to handle.
and the doctor will groom her or forfeit
$50; also give $100 for any h rse he fails
to handle. Bring all your horses in and
he will handle and educate them free of
charge. Matinee SuDday afternoon.
Dr. McGinn will beat Davenport from
April 17 to May 30. Co tie and see his
exhibition. Admission 50 and 25 cents
Mother's Friend .
Is the greatest blessing ever o tiered child
bearing women. I have been a midwife
many years, and in each case where
Mother's FrL-r.d has been used, it has ac
complish d wonders and relieved much
suffering. It is the best remedy for ris
ing of the breast known, and worth the
price for that alone.
Mrs. M. A. Brew-tbh. Montgomery. Als.
B re.dfleldsTFema.le Regulator
has won, on merit alone, a widespread
and enduring leputailon. It is a com
bination of vegetable agents, the result
of the experience of one who made tbe
diseases of wrmen a life-Jong study.
Taken according to directions the organs
awake to new jife and energy, leaving
the woman free from pain at these per
iods. Soldby DtrlE & Bahnsen.
LUDICKOUS SHOWING OF THE PRO
TECTIONIST "TIN PLATE LIARS."
The Manufacturers' Association Reports
Three Times as Large a I rod act as
Manarer Swank Can Find The Con
lameiV Association Finds Ktill Letts.
So much has been said and written on
the rise of the tin plate industry in the
United States as completely to bewilder
the people. On one side claims are ad
vanced that the growth of the industry
since the McKinley tariff went into ef
fect is phenomenal; on the other, ail
these cl lims are denied and the counter
claim is 6et up that only a little tin plato
has yet been made, chiefly by coating
importel sheets of iron or steel, and that
the total product is less than 1 per cent.
of the consumption.
The Tin Plate Manufacturers' associa
tion hat done much to create a favora
ble impression. On Jan. 9 it gave out
for publication a list of the works in op
eration, with their capacity, and those
now building and projected. Twenty
four of these, it claimed, were already
turning out tin plate, with an estimated
weekly capacity of 38,550 boxes, while
four others would soon be iu operation.
This statement was published in full by
The Bulletin of the American Iron and
Steel Association and other high tariff
In January last the Tin Plate Con
sumers' association issued a statement
to the oifect that the production of tin
p'ate in this country was equal to less
than 1 pT cent, of the consumption, and
consisted largely of terne plates made
from imported sheets of iron or steel.
And in order to get at the facts the as
sociation sent out to its members a cir
cular letter requesting them to send in
reports cf the amount of American tin
plate us d by them since the duty went
into effevt. So far 115 reports have been
received exactly 100 of which declare
that their writers have not bought any
America a plate whatever, while fifteen
report tr at they have bought some the
total bei ig 665 boxes.
Each of the above statements is vouch
ed for as being perfectly correct. Which
ia to l)e lelieved?
The manager of the American Iron
and Stee! association issues annually a
director of the iron and steel indus
tries, a publication which is regarded as
a standard authority in the iron trade.
If the st iteuients of the Manufacturers'
association are correct, they ought to be
vouched for by this directory, the edi
tion of hich for ISM has just appeared.
The statements have been corrected
down to the middle of last February.
To any one who is curious enough to
consult tUis directory it will at once In
come evi lent that Manager Swank has
not used by any means as much latitude
of staten ent as is iu his weekly Bulletin.
In the directory Mr. Swank describes
the status of twenty works which are
"in operttionor are prepared to make
tin or terne plates," and ten others now
building. Of these he says fifteen are in
operation. In giving their weekly ca
pacity hn is careful to use the word
"estimated," which he explains in a note
as meaning "reported by the resjiective
manufacturers." The following compar
ison betveen the statements made by
the Manufacturers' association and the
facte as ascertained by Mr. Swank is in
teresting: Weekly capacit y
in HjJU boxes.
American 'Pin Plate Co.. Ind . . 2.UM Building
aoufdud i in 1'iHie jo.. ina.. i.uui 400
Hleintville Tin Plate Co., l'a. . I.ftM Building
Britton Ko ling Mill Co., ).... 2,KU Building
uDcmnau uorrugaung lo.,u. SU) 25o
Loates & C )., Md 1.0U0 Building
Kiechefer Hros. e Co.. Wis... 3.IMJ Projected
.-usrsiiau Bros. Co., Ia 2.UU !,!
Norton Brts.. Ills 5.UU0 Exn'm'ing
Pioneer Til. Plate Co., UN l.UUU Building
Pittsburg 1 in Plate Co.. Pa... l,t Building
n. iuis stamping uo., .Mo. .. 3.UUU b)
P. H. Laufman & Co., Pa l.tlW 3Ju
Somerton 1 in Plate Co., N. Y. 3,IUI Building
rammers rroe. Co., u ju (nl
U. S. Iron and Tin P. Co., Pa. 3.UU0 S.irt)
Wallace, B infield 4 Co., O... l.UO I.3UU
Cleveland Tin Plate Co.. O AID am
Fleming 4 Hamilton, Pa euo tail
Griffiths A Cadwallader, Pa.. 9UU 3UI
William T. Simpson & Co., O. l.UUU tail
Record Mfc. Co., O Building
.-i.au. uiiorsw, fa. 7UU 1.1 "hi
Columbia 1 in Plate Co., U.... VaJ Building
Amer. nn naie r& (u an
Apollo Roll ng Mills, Pa (b) aaj
McKinley Tin Plate Co.. Pa., (a)
Pitta. Electro-Plating Co., Pa a l.UUU
J. B. Scott .c Co., Pa ia) b
Union Tin rlate Co., Pa (a) b
Matthai, In iram fc Co.. Md.. a Building
iaj .oi mi ntmnea. b) ut given.
In addition to the above, Mr. Swank
gives four plants which are now pro
jected. Of the list of twenty-four works
which th-j Manufacturers' association
says are ii. operation, with a capacity of
38,550 box) per week. Mr. Swank gives
onlytweheas at present producing tin
plates, to -which he adds six not men
tioned by the Manufacturers' associa
tion. Of the twelve remaining Swank
says nine ire building, one is projec ted,
one does n t exist either as in ojeration.
building or projected. For the one re
maining. t:ie St. Louia Stamping com
pany, he g.ves no estimate whatever.
.Not counting tho number of boxes
produced experiineiitjtlly by Norton
Bros., the Somerton company and the
St. Louis Stamping company. Swank
gives the "estimated" weekly produc
tion as 10, iOO boxes only, or less than
one-third tf the amount given by the
Manufacturers' association. But Mr.
Swank is -tot willing t vouch for this
much, but states that the production is
as estimated by the "respective manu
facturers." In the case of works now
buildint; h t :jive "estimates" of pn
posed production, but eveu the1 esti
mates fall far short of the production aj
claimed by the Manufacturers' associa
tion in thei January statement.
The statements made by Mr. Swank
in his directory furnish data from which
can be sht wn the conne taken by the
industry here. Of the thirty works now
in operation and building only thirteen
intend to make their own black plates,
while seventeen na-ro erectei or are)
erecting tinning plants only and intend
to buy their plates from the sheet iron
and 6teel manufacturers.
Those which are making their own
plates are nearly all also manufacturers
of galvanized sheet iron and Bteel, and
are members of the Galvanized Iron as
sociation. It was this association which
was chiefly interested in having the duty
on tin and terne plate advanced. Their
primary aim was twofold (1) to cause
an advance in the price of terne plate
used for roofing, and for this purpose
competing with their own galvanized
product, and (2) to extend the market
for their sheet iron and steel.
Ia respect to the 6rst they have been
very successful, for the present high
price of terne plate has not only caused
an increased demand for galvanized
sheets, but has enabled them to advance
its price directly in the face of a large
fall in the price of the raw material and
of all other iron and steel products. The
concerns now making sheet iron and
steel which have erected or propose to
erect tinning plants are among the small
est of those engaged in sheet iron aud
steel production. The largo manufac
turers of sheet iron and steel have
shown no inclination to engage in the
manufacture of tin plates." But they
will no doubt lie ready to furnish plates
at their own prices to those who erect
Should the tin plate industry continue
in this course, it can never be estab
lished on an economic basis in this coun
try. Not until the large producers of
sheet iron and steel erect cold rolling
and tinning plants, so as to be in a posi
tion to carry the product through all the
stages of production from the pig iron,
or at least from the steel billets, is there
any prospect that tin plates can be made
here and soid in competition with the
product of Wales, even under the pres
ent high duty. New York Commercial
Relief for the Foreigner.
The jug handled reciprocity treaty
with Nicaragua affords an example of
how these modern conventions untax
foreigners, while our own people go on
When this treaty goes into effect the
United States government will have
made an agreement by which Nicarag
uans may import untaxed horses and
cattle from this country, while it will
tax our own farmers thirty dollars a
head on horses and ten dollars a head on
cattle. It will make agricultural and
garden seeds free to the favored foreign
ers and will tax its own jieople 20 per
cent. It will provide free coal for the
foreigner, while it will exact seventy
five cents a ton from the citizen.
The Nicaraguan will have free wool
and lumber, while the citizen of tho
United States will pay a tax of from 10
per cent, to 1.50 a thousand feet.
The one will have free and the other
taxed agricultural implements. The one
will lie able to fence his farm with un
taxed wire, while the other will le
obliged to pay a tax on his feuce wire of
from 4" to more than 100 tier cent.
The Nicaragnans will have untaxed
machinery. The ieople of the United
States must continue to pay a lxjunty to
the producers of ore aud to "the makers
of pig and bar iron, on the lumber, on
the rivets and nails, aud finally on the
These are a few of the incidents of a
treaty by means of which commerce is
to be increased through relief granted to
the people of foreign countries. Tho
protectionists have based their system
on enmity to foreign commerce, and
their pretended reciprocity treaties bear
strong testimony to the fact that they
are at last moved by stress of hostile
public sentiment to mitigate the results
of that enmity. Revenue reformers
would remove the shackles from com
merce by relieving the people of the
United States; the reciprocity jugglers
shamefacedly confess their defeat by un
Therefore in this last treaty, as in those
that have gone before it, the burden
continues to rest on the people of this
conutry, while it is removed from the
people of Nicaragua. New York World.
Failure of the Sugar Ilounty.
The "maple sugar vote" in New Eng
land is greatly dissatisfied with the
workings of the McKinley law. That
measure removed the duty on imported
sugar, but offered the home producer a
bounty as compensation. But the new
system does not suit the Vermont own
ers of maple groves at all. They com
plain that they are being ruined by the
lauper maple sugar of Canada. Con
gressman Powers drew this alarming
picture of the situation iu a speech de
livered in the house recently:
"The maple sugar production of Ver
mont is about 1.,000,'W0 tiour.is. The
production of Canada, just across the
line, is 20.000,000. But the possibilities
of production in Canada are ierfectly
astounding: 100,000.000 pounds might be
produced there, and since this bounty
was given to the maple sugar producer
there have been tn carloads of maple
sugar imported into this country from
Canada where before there was but one.
It is iiniwrted to the city of Chicago
and there adulterated, and is sold, as 1
am told, through the west tor Vermont
So desperate is the situation of the
Vermouters that Mr. Powers has intro
duced a bill to restore the old duty and to
repeal the bounty. One of bis objections
to the bounty system is that the red tape
necessary in order to get it compels the
producer to lose the early market on
maple sugar aud forfeit more than two
cents a pound if ha undertakes to secure
the lounty. Mr. Powers dec-lares that
"if the old tariff nnon Mtir:ir wer re
stored, so :is to kep foreign sugar out
and leave the market to our own product,
then our maple sugar producers would
be vastly better off than they are
now." All of which illustrates
the difficulty of suiting people by any
device to put money in their pockets by
way of the federal treasury. Nv York
"Died Wl His Boots
Is a common expression, but no man need
feel ashamed to be found dead with a pair
of our $3.00 or $4.00 shoes on.
The Philadelphia Toe
Is a favorite with the ladies, and we have
it in both shoes and oxfords.
Ladies' $3.00 shoes a specialty.
She Committed Suicide.
Mrs. P. C Cone, at Paris, left this let
ter: "Mf husband Forgive me if I
cause you trouble, but I suffer so. You
do not know what these long, wakeful,
wretchtd nights are to me, and I am so
tired, dsr'iog the pain will never be bet
ter. It is not easy to take my own life,
but I have been sick so long. Gjod-bve,
my husband, I love you your wife."
This is but one of thousands that gives
up, instead of usiDg Dr Miles' Restora
tive Nervine, and being speeciily cured of
their wretchedness Go to Htrtz &
Bahnsen's and get an elegant book ami
trial bottle free.
Hot Spring's skin Soap.
Prepared priocipallv from tbe evap
orattd waters of the II jt Spricgs, Arkan
ss. Delightful for the toilet. Tbe
healing powers of tbe Hot Spring of
Arkansas have long been known and rec
ogoiz?d by tbe medical profession all
over tbe country. The manufacturers
believe that iu presenting to the public
their Hot Springs Skin Sop, they hsve
given a worderful opportunitv for pre
venting all kinds of skin disorders, and
believe that their pttrons will be well re
paid by its constant use. For sale by all
druggists. Uartz & Buhnsen wholesale
B. F. THOMAS & CO.,
Elin Street Meat Market-
All kinds of F'restrand Salt Meats always on li m.l. Gau-.
Fieh and Oysters In the sacon.
Reynolds' Block. Moline Ave., FOOT OF ELM ST.
I can recommend Ely's Cream B!m to
all sufferers from drv catarrh from per
sonal experience. Michael Itcrr, Pnar
1 bad catarrh of the be til and throat for
five years. I usid Ey's Cream Blni,and
from tbe first application I whs relieved.
Tbe sense of smell, which had been lost,
ws restored after using one bottle. I
have found the Balm tbe only satisfactory
remedy for catarrh, ard it has effected a
cure in my case. 11. L. M5er, Waverly,
J DEALER IU
Telephone 1098. 23 7 Twentieth stive:,
Every Month I
many women auffer from Exccwre or I
8cant Menstruation; they don't know "
who to confide in to get proper advice.
Don ' confide in anybody but try
Specific (or PAINFUL. PROFUSE.
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D Molnssv, Iowa.
Foraleb a'l driiegitt lluru A Bisnwn
STATE SAVINGS BANK.
Offlce Comer Fifteenth street and Third Are.
Snccce " the Mo! me 5'a Ins Bank. Crgnixd WS
5 PEECtXT. IXTEKEST PAID 0 DEPOSITS.
Orga.nl -d ondcr Slate Lim.
Open from a. ni. -o 3 p. and WedteJaj ard
Satunlay nights from 7 to S.
Port eh fKtvxrii. . . Prfideit
" i- '""'"". - Ylce-Preidri:t
i.F Hkmknw.t. . - . carhior
PorwrSkinrer. e. W. Whet-lock,
' '' t-1""-, ". A. Alni-worth.
O. H. Edward, W. H. Ad.rnn.
Andrew rr.brrg, F. H-menway.
111 a THrline.
Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul
Via the Famous Albert Lea Ronta.
St. Louis, Minneapolis and St. Paul
Via tit. Louis, Minneapolis A St. Paul Short Line.
Through Sleepers and Chair Cars
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL,
PEORIA, CEDAR RAPIDS AND SIOUX FALLS, DAK.
CHICACO AND CEDAR RAPIDS
Via the Famous Albert Lea Boats.
THE SHORT LINE
SPIRIT LAKE (fT
The Great Iowa Summer Resort.
For Railway and Hotel Rates, Desrriirtive
Pamphlet ami all information, address
tieul Ticket and l'a-iseiiger Agent.
FOR CHEAP HOMES
On line of tlii road in Northwestern Iowa,
Southeastern Minnesota ami Central IJakota,
where drought and crop laiUires are unknown.
Thousands of choice aires of laud vet unsold.
Local hxeursion rates jciveu. For full iiiformH
if J l,r'ees of land and rates of fare, address
Uenl Ticket and l'assenrer Agent,
U ?' !ne I'asxeuger Trains on aH Divisions of
this Kailway are lieated by steam from tlie
engine, and the Main Line lav Passenger Train
are lighted with the Kleetric Light
Maps, Time Tables, Through Kates and an In
formation furnished on application to Agents,
lickets on sale over this route at all prominent
points in the I'liion. and bv Its Agents, to at
partsof the United States aiid Canada.
EEfror announcements of Kwnttioii t?Afp
and local matters of Interest, please refer to tlie
local columns of this iujht.
C. J. IWCS. J. C. HANNCQAN,
Vres't 4 Oen'l Supt. Gen'l Tkt A Paaa Act
CEDAR MAPI OS. IOWA.
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Hock Isi.ano Coi ntt .
To the Ms) Term. A. 0., W.
llie Davin v. Cbr! '
To the sboe iutini-i .irf- ::duT
lou will take rotice, thut t'. 1
plinant. NeHie l)av;. in-'In- .
couri her hill of . ..tiip j Lt .n :
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to eii rtt'te, rctBtt.aWe to t'ie M
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court tiotifc In the ri:v (
rountyon the fir?t Moi.ltyei M '
whii h l me and plaee y. u " - i
answer or detnur T - i .''- J
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the conn ti.flt In s: 1. - .
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the office of the clerk of y-r.
Rock lln.l, at tne Jt.i.r ' -
l.,i,,lv iti Ji:se 111. '
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notified and itWtc.i o .it; ' "
ofhav rc the Mine ailj i-'e'i
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ted to make iir.meil: ;ite mym---
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in a ,a of ntr. a "'"--it
w.lh'ut tt. knowledge oftWP-'-'.' r .
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