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THE AKGUS MOKDATi MAY 16. 1892.
FabHahed Daily and Weekly at 182 Second
Avenue, Bock Island, in.
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Monday. Mat 16. 1892.
Thk democrats of Rockford were in
nigh feather Thursday night, over Judge
Altgeld's visit to that city. There will
be more of them before the summer is
over, m the visit of Judge Altgeld. his
unaisuming manners, and evident deter
mination to conduct a vigorous campaign
in republican strongholds have made an
excellent impression there, as everywhere
President A. M. Billings, of the
Memphis street railway, hs madeanovel
proposition to the city of Memphis which
has attracted wide-spread interest. He
proposes to make the city a part owner
in the street railway lines upon a fair
Jiasis, and the probabilities re that the
proposition will be accepted and the ex
periment tried of limited municipal own
ership in a street railway line.
Thk unanimity with whkh Mr. Harri
son's appointees just returned from for
eign shores predict his triumphant, re
nomination is particularly noticeable.
Whitelaw Reid had not been in New
. York two hours, before he solemnly gave
the convention to Mr. Harrison; and now
comes Charles Eatery Smith, fresh from
St. Petersburg, telling people from the
very gangplank the selfsame tale of joy.
Incidents like this are not to be under
rated. When we find that our ministers.
Ions;-time resident abroad, are just as
certain as the postmasters and marshals
and revenue collectors here at home,
touching the power of the common
source from which their greatness flows
we realize that it is not an indication to
be lightly or frivolously dismissed.
The Falrrat Tx.
The Philadelphia Ledger opposes the
proposal to levy an income tax to meet
the pension charges upon the ground that
an income tax is a "class tax," a tax dis
criminating between rich and poor, be
tween the very rich, the moderately rich
and the merely well-todo.
But does not every tax do that except
that nearly abandoned relic of barbaric
ignorance the poll tax? A tax upon
land is levied only upon those who own
land, discriminating between the landed
and the landless "classes." A tax upon
personal property is open to the same
objection. So is every other tax which
civilized legislation imposes.
Ultimately, of course, every man helps
to pay the taxes, no matter by what pro
cess they are levied. The task of the
legislative power is so to place them that
their collection shall work the least pos
sible hardship and especially the least
possible embarrassment to irdustry and
For that nnmnne thn rrr(inil imvuru
tax is well nigh ideal. It lays its import
upon accumulated weaitn, not upon the
process by which wealth is produced. It
takes superfluity, not necessity; property,
not industry. Especially it compels cor
porations to Dav their antra nf trihnt
either directly or in the persons of their
i i .1 . . . . . .
atocanoiaers, a uung wnich corporations
under existing tax laws mainly manage to
The income Ux is the very fairest and
least burdensome device open to us by
which to raise the money made necessary
by congressional extravagance and reck
less administrative squandering.
Protection Bssabaat aa HUaole
The men wha drew nn tha
plank in the Illinois republican platform
must nave imagined mat they were in
some foreign country. Certainly they
are unfamiliar with the facts concerning
Illinois wool and woolen mills. The
plank reads as follows:
"We recognize in the present unex
ampled industrial prosperity of the na
tion the forcible demonstration of the wis
dom of the policy of protection of the re
publican party as expressed in the Mc
Kinley tariff law and pledge our unfalter
ing support of such further national legis
lation as shall, under changing economic
conditions of the republican doctrine of
reciprocity, further stimulate industrial
activity and guarantee to the utmost from
the cheapening atd degrading influence
of free trade foreign competition."
Those are fine words, but they butter
no parsnips for Illinois wool producers.
Illinois farmers. Illinois laborers nor for
employes in Illinois woolen mills. In
1880 Illinois. Indiana and Iowa had 190
woolen mills. There was no increase in
either of the three states, though Illinois
suffered less than either of the other two.
But Pennsylvania, Rhode Island. New
Hampshire and Massachusetts had 1,072
in 1880, while in 1890 they had 1,841, a
gain for the four states of 269. while
neither of the states lost during the de
cade. In 1880 Illinois bad 1,110,800 sheep;
in 1890 it had 688,387 sheep. With a
loss in the number of its woolen mills
and an enormous loss in the number of
its sheep it is pertinent to ask how pro
tection has helped the wool and woolen
industries of this state. Again, the Illi
nois farmer has to pay. more for agricul
tural implements and machinery made in
this country than the South American
farmer has to pay for the same imple
ments or machinery. In what way has
protection helped the farmers and labor
ing men of Illinois t The republicans
must answer that question to the satis
faction of the farmers of this state.
110VING BILL NYE.
HE TALKS ON PRISON LIFE FROM
A VARIED EXPERIENCE.
Willi im Write from Newark, O., About
Gla,Morera, Aateca and Jail. Opening-
Jar of Strawberry Jam la Not
All Joy and Rapture.
It'opyrighU lSBS, by Edgar W. Nye.
Nevark, O., is not as large in point of
population or manufacture as Newark,
N. J., but it is a very good looking city,
well p tved. with wide, handsome streets,
a certi in number of miles of which are
pared each year in the most durable
Newark has also a glass works. We
visited this institution. It is not devoted
to the manufacture of cut glass, but
piostly to the construction of the prosaic
beer bttle of the work-a-day world.
Can an little boy or girl who reads this
tell me how a beer bottle is made?
OPENt'fO THE STRAWBERRY JAM.
In the first place, different ingredients
are fused into a red hot molten mass.
The molten mass is not a religions serv
ice, thougii it has the same temperature
as the doctrine which was taught me as
a child by my pastor, who was a rigid
man and loved to scare me with his
wonderful and gifted pictures of hell.
Quite a lc t of ingredients are used in the
manufacture of glass, and I would love
dearly to tell my readers all about it, but
just before 1 left the works I promised
the owner vt the factory that 1 would
not reveal the processor making glass
under pena ty of being boiled in soap at
low tide anil afterward used m a Chinese
laundry, so 1 think it is better to simply
describe the making of bottles as briefly
At the proper moment the glassblower
inserts a Ion?, hollow brass tube into the
molten mats of salt, soda, sand, etc.,
which goes to make glass, and turning it
about in the midst of it withdraws the
tube, on the far end of which is a gob of
red hot glass. The blower now rolls
this gob over a sort of table covered with
oil or sometl ing of that sort, meantime
standing at a respectable distance from
it, for it is quite hot Then when it is
properly sha;ied he drops it by means of
the tube, but still attached to it, into a
mold which he can open and close by
pressing a lever with his foot
Opening this mold he lets the rosy gob
fall into its open jaws, closes it with his
foot, blows f ently into it through his
long tube and then removes it at once a
complete bottle with the exception of
the rim or no:'-zle, which is put on the
top of the net k by another man.
It is quite a trick to obliterate the seam
made on molded glassware, and work
men who can do this get a little better
price for it, 1 am told. As the reader
knows, perhaps, the glassblowing fra
ternity is bettt r equipped for controlling
wages and prices than any other trade in
the world. Only so many apprentices
are admitted each year, and the foreign
and domestic glassblowers have a
mutual understanding so that wages re
main good, an 1 very likely always will,
and yet there are no strikes necessary.
This factory also makes the various
kinds of fruit jars used in putting up
fruit. I bought a dozen and a half of
these fruit jars, hoping this Beason to
put up some bt rries for home use and
possibly some for the market, also a jar
of jell for the f astor.
There is a nev- jar, sort of a self sealer,
which works on the principle of the beer
bottle, with a ribber stopper and iron
fastener, which by pressure with the
thumb opens or closes the top s that
when closed it i 3 as air tight as the beet
old fashioned fruit jar, and even more
bo, it is said.
I put up a jar of strawberries one year
myself, according to a receipt which I
read in The Oallded Plowman, a paper
which I have taken for years. I noticed
as the glad Yutide approached' that
the corner of tht- jar seemed to have a
convex appearance, but 1 recked not.
I had some difficulty in starting the lid
of my fruit jar, a 3 the pressure from the
inside was greater than I had wotted of.
By and by, howover, there was a low,
hissing sound like that made by a steam
radiator that has been cornered; then
1 noticed a strawlerry halo around the
Once, also, I rea 1 a receipt in the same
paper telling how to preserve eggs for
winter so that tht y would taste like a
new warm summer day in a clover hay
mow. I was to 1 ut the eggs in bran, I
believe, either witt the large or the small
end down, after v.trnishing them with
shellac or gum copal, and then set in a
Where the man who wrote the receipt
erred, I think, was in neglecting to tell
how to properly opm the eggs for use in
winter. He should have said that they
ought to be opent d on a deserted fair
ground by means or a revolver at thirty
paces after obtain: ng a burial permit
from the city. .
At Newark it is the custom of the
youth to attend th various entertain
ments at the opera bouse without pay
ing any admission. I spoke there to a
large and intelligent audience. Most
everyone was spelllound and delighted
beyond measure. The speaker went on
at some length to speak to the audience
in a terse way, expressing himself in
wonderfully beautiful language, some of
which conveyed ideas. Every one was
pleased and delighted.
In the midst of the speaking there was
a slight noise heard overhead and a boy's
leg was seen to suddenly burst through
the ceiling and agitate itself through th
brilliantly lighted atmosphere. The in
cident attracted a great deal of atten
tion and made a success of the entertain
ment. It was heartily enjoyed by ont
and all, with the exception of the boy.
who will have to get another pairo!
trousers, it is thought.
Newark has one wonderful feature.
It consists of an ancient fortification and
numerous Indian mounds of uncertain
age. The fortification must be ruanj
centuries old, as there are trees growing
in the embankment and in the moat
which are several hundred years oM, nc
doubt. Inside the fortress there is now
a race track, and the whole is used as an
inclosure for a fair ground or agricul
tural exhibit each year.
Some think that this fort is the work
of the Aztecs. Of course no one can tell
accurately, though a great many scien
tific men come here, look wise and gc
away to write the whole thing up and
settle it for all time. I presume I have
just as good a right to my theory as any
one else. 1 am the author of the Aztec
theory. 1 have made a study of tht
Aztec people, and the Montezuma family
is as familiar to me as my own.
My theory is that the Aztecs once
owned and operated the entire country
cow known as the United States, but
yielding to the false and wicked Bland
ishments of free silver they at last were
driven to poverty and shame, and gave
tip one after another the different states
called doubtful till at last they were
driven to Mexico and were succeeded by
Pocahontas and Columbus.
The Aztecs obtained a good many
good ideas from the Toltecs, some say,
before they went to Mexico, and others
after. At any rate, they were well ad
vanced in some of the arts and sciences,
though they were idolatrous and often
sacrificed human beings to their gods.
Here they also used very poor judgment.
If instead of offering up their most at
tractive young people, girls especially,
they had used the politicians as far as
they would go, the Aztecs would have
been on deck today no doubt and the
Montezumas would have been giving
pink teas on Pennsylvania avenue.
It is estimated that the Aztecs sacri
ficed over twenty thousand people annu
ally to their gods, notwithstanding the
fact that these gods had repeatedly
shown their total inability to attend tc
things. History tells nowhere of a more
inadequate set of gods than those em
ployed and paid by the Aztecs. The
Aztec god was also a complete artistic
failure, being excessively plain. He was
also very unsuccessful socially. All that
he could do successfully was to accept
the bleeding sacrifice of innocent school
children, look pleasant and scare the
The fortress near Newark is only one
of several peculiar earthworks regard
ing which we have no authentic history.
They may have been erected by the
Aztecs, the .Toltecs or the Woadtecs.
No man can tell. Only a few have tried
to do so, and they did not know.
Newark has the most desirable jail in
the state of Ohio, and possibly in the
United States. It is built of cut stone,
in a modern and artistic manner, with a
beautiful porch, handsome lawns around
it, and in everyway resembles the dwell
ing of a wealthy merchant instead of the
calaboose of a city.
Criminals come here for hundreds of
miles to be incarcerated. Men contem
plating crime try to arrange it so that
the offense may be committed in Newark
and themselves also. It is certainly one
of the most neat and attractive jails that
I have ever seen, and 1 have made jail
life a close study for years. While in
France I visited a facsimilie of the old
Bastile, which had been reconstructed
exactly by a French architect.
The Bastile was built in 1370 by
Charles V. It was the state prison. The
stones of the old Bastile are now used in
paving the streets at the forks of the
road in Paris, called the Place de la
Bastile, or where the Place runs into one
the Rues. Paris is the greatest town for
Rues that I have ever seen.
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The Bastile had eight towers, five
stories high, in which prisoners could be
confined and be entirely cut off from the
rest, and even the prison authorities did
not need to know they were there.
Here literary people who had written
pieces for the papers over the signature
of "Veritas" were incarcerated for Weeks
and months and years, only to be at last
beheaded by the light running and noise
less guillotine. Those who sassed the
administration were gathered in by
means of the Letter de Cachet, and that
was sufficient. We should be glad and
proud that we live in a land where one
can have not one trial alone, but seven
or eight, together with an arrest of judg
ment and executive clemency.
The Bastile was. destroyed by the
French revolutionists July 141789, and
now it is the great national holiday.
July 14 all the French yeomen and alli
ance people throng the streets, bringing
their lunch with them, including a long,
black bottle of sour wine, with which
they till themselves in a wild and inef
fectual effort to get intoxicated.
On this day also the beggars and crip
ples of France are permitted to invade
Paris, and one will see a greater assort
ment of excrescences and deformities
than in a New York hospital in a life
time. Remunerative abscesses and in
curable sores are brought out on the
beautiful boulevards, and the Champs
Elysees swarms with beggars whose
limbs are so crooked that they seem to
be trying to -.limb up their trunks. Odd
and whimsical wens start out from these
people on the Elightest provocation, and
curious wounds are utilized to rake in
the centimes. One man had a bullet
hole in his trachea, or windpipe. By
closing his mouth and nose and inserting
the mouthpiece of a bugle in this hole
he was able to play a tune pretty well,
and he seemed to have a crowd around
him most of the time.
He told me that he was very thankful
because a kind Providence had provided
him with such a convenient slot, as it
were, for people to put their francs and
Winter grain is looking especially
well in Ohio, and the green hillsides are
dotted with bright new lambs. The
coming summer bids fair to be the best
that the farmers have ever experienced.
About your feet hurting you, when
Chryso Corn C ire will cure corns, bun
ions, etc. Every bottle warranted at
Hartz & Bahnsen'e.
Cubeb Cough Cure One minute.
For sale by all druggists. Hartz &
Babnren, wholesale druggists.
FOR SIX YEARS.
Results Like'These Will Appear
Regularly in Rock Island
Genuine Skill the Basis of Permanence
as Well as of Success
"I know what it is to puffer from chronic catarrh,
for that was the disease I suffered from for the
past six year," said Robert McGimpsoy. who is a
marh'nirt in the employ of the Moline Wacon Co.
"M trouble began with a cold which I neg
lected. This was followed by cold after cold nntil
I never without one. I had severe headache
and pain across m? eyes. My nose and head
o-ld stop np with a yel ow, strinjy mucous,
which would cr.n ir.to the back of my throat,
eausirpme prat distress lu n.y stoTnach. 1 had
roaring: or buzzing noises in my ears nd my bear
mg was impiiired. I did not s eep and would arise
in tha morning tired and unrefreshed.
Robbbt McGimfsct, Moline. 111.
"I have been under treatment for catarrh for a
little over one month, and all these distressing
syrcptoms hare disappeared, and I can heartily
recommend all similarly afflicted to take a course
of treatment. I am perfectly satisfied with the
results tn my case."
SCOTT MEDICAL, INSTITUTE.
It should take from two to three months to core
a bad case of catarrh, although many cases have
been entirely cured in one month. Sow is the
most favorable lime of the yar for the treatment
of catarrh. Patients troubled with catarrh lakng
treatment under the arove conditions who are not
cured in that length of time will bi tkeated
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$5.00 A MONTH.
All patients placing themselves under treatment
before May 1st. will be treated nntil cured at $5
a month. This includes consultation, examina
tion, treatment and medicines for all patient and
for all diseases. Positively no more will be
charged under any efrcumstanees during the re
mainder of thl month. This $5 card "will only
apply to cases applyii g for treatment daring this
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is any doubt of a complete cure.
Special attention given to diseases of women
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Parlor . . .
We are now ready to serve
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J. B. ZIMMER,
er chant Tailor,
Has JasJ received a large invoice of the latest Imported aid Don;tt;c ir.z s-i
Sultinss, which he is selling at 125.00 and np. Bis line of ovtrcoat:r.c car . , Z'"
west of Chicago. A very fine line of pants, which he is se!lits at 00 tz.i-t. ( l i t
and make j our selection while the stock is complete. "
Stab Block, Opposite Harper Horse.
OLD GUARD HAND-MADE
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
i'';V3 Second Aveaae
C. J. W. SCHREINES,
Contractor and Builder,
1131 and 1133 Fourth avenue. Residence Fourta .venae.
Flans and specifications furnished on all classes of work : also scent c r KV.cz't Ff.tz:
Sliding Blinde, something new, stylish and desirable.
ROCK 15 IU.
Fourih Avenue '
A complete line of drugs and fancy articles always on ban!
Prescriptions a Specialty.
, Proprietor of the Brady Street
(Ail k nda of Cut Flowers constantly on hand.
One block north of Central Park, the larcest
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Comer Seventeenth 8U .
and Seventh Avenue, xvuwiw
VAH kinds of carpenter work a specialty . Flans and estimates for all kinds of baild.tfi
furnished on application. -
jjaven port Business College,
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l-et freedom p4 lti
My native Cr-m. ,k
Thy name I Kt
I Move ithy tucks a,
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Let music s-.vell ft-b-'-T.
And blow throuehai
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