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"Aveane, Rock Island, 111.
J. W. POTTER.
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WEDNK8DAY. JcHK 1, 1892.
DEXOl'RATIV HTATI'. TICKET.
For Governor JOHN P ALTGELD
For Congressman at large JOHN C BLACK
ForCoutfrewmanat large.. ANDREW J HUNTER
For Lieutenant Govirnor JOSEPH B GILL
For Secretary of State wM H HISRICBSEN
For Auditor DAVID GOKB
For Treasurer RCFt'S ' BAMSKY
For Attorney General M T M ALOXEY
Judge Altgeld is still
friends, and even Fifer admits
a strong candidate.
that be is
Rockford Star: Harrison hates
Blaine. Blaine has no love for Harrison
and the people distrust both.
Sfringfield Eje: When Andy Hun
ter and Gen. Black open the campaign
for congre88men-at-large, Tales and
Willets will take to cover.
A paleontologist writer says that
there were millions of cats in North
America 100,000 years ago. And there
are millions of 'em here now.
It is said that one of the wealthiest re
publican senators has placed in the hands
of agents $50,000 to be wagered in sums
of $1,000 and upward that Harrison will
not be nominated, and that he has offered
to wager, in case Harrison is nominated,
an unlimited amount, with otMs of two
to one, that he will not be elected.
In considering the question of govern
ment expenditures it will have to be re
membered that the ntcessar; appropria
tion for pensions is 186,000.000 more for
the year 1892 3. than for the preceding
vear. The democrats couldn't help that
if they would, and wouldn't if they
Rock Island republicans have secured
the holding of the Eleventh district
congressional convention in that city
Thursday, July 7. They have Cisc?v-
ered two candidates in the persons of
W. H. Gest, ex-congressman, and Dr
C. Truesdale, and are locking for
more. The candidate who can be
elected this vear will never be found in
that party. Davenport Democrat.
The young democrats of Rock Island
took tbc initiative step last night in
the formation of what promises to be
one of the mott potent and influential
factors in the forthcoming campaign, in tbe
formation of a democratic young men's
club. The move has tbe hearty en
dorsement of The Argus and its fer
yent hope that it will accomplish the
end so worthily undertaken.
COSTLY TIN PLATE.
FORCING AN UNNECESSARY INDUS
TRY AT PUBLIC EXPENSE.
Abbs nirktnson's Little Bill.
One of Colonel Clarkscn's errands in
New York the other day wasto be exam
ined in tbe supreme court as a witness
before trial in a suit brought several
years ago by Miss Anna Dickinson
againBt the republican national committee
to recover $5,000 for alleged breach of
contract. Miss Dickinson claims that
this is t'ue from Col. Clarkson, Senator
Quay, John S. New, the consul general to
London; J. Sloat Fassett, of New York,
W. W. Dudley and others for speeches
that she delivered in 1888 from the stump
in the interest of Benjamin Harrison
Tbe nature of Col. Clarkson's testi
mony will not be revealed until the case
comes on for trial, but we trust and be
lieve that it will shed some light on this
distressing business. Miss Dickinson
needs $5,000 about as badly as any wom
an in America. She is in poor health
and was lately compelled to leave her ho
tel in New York by lack of funds to pay
doctors' bills and other expenses. To
keep a woman in such circumstances out
of money justly earned by her would be a
piece of depravity of which it is impossi
ble to conceive some of the persons nam
edtobe capable. Col. Clarkson ceuld
not do such a thing for tbe life of him.
As to whether the money was ever
earned and is still due, that is another
question. But it ought not to be hard
to settle. Certainly tbe Harrison
speeches were made and if they were
paid for there must be sme species of
receipt extant. We know from Presi
dent Harrison's own averment that the
Lord did it, but tome of the agents of
the Almighty's activity were of this
earth, disbursed tbe money and, pre
sumably, kept the vouchers. Now is
tbe time to produce them. The repub
lican canvass ought not to be permit
ted to begin nnder an encumbrance
like this inherited from its predecessor
To Cleanse the System
Effectually yet gently, when costive or
bilious or when the blood is impure or
sluggish, to permanently cure habitual
constipation, to awaken the kidneys and
liyer to a healthy activity, without irritat
ing or weakening tbem. to dispel bead
aches, colds or fevers, use Syrup of Figs.
"Isn't she beautiful! occasionally one
hears this expression, as a lady with a
strikingly lovely complexion passes along
the street. Certainly! she uses the fa
mous Blush of Roses, manufactured by
Miss Flora A. Jones, Sonth Bend. Ind.
Ru onlied bv T. H. Thomas. Price 75
cents per bottle.
It la Ruining; Hundreds of Industries,
Reducing Wages, Throwing; Men Out
of l ork and Raising; Prices of Canned
Goods And the Idiots Rejoice.
The New York Tribune and other high
tax pa-iers are going into ecstacies over
the rejort of Ira Ayer, special agent of
the tre asury department, on the tin
plate industry. This report shows that
daring the quarter ending March 81,
1892, n neteen manufacturers produced
about 8 ,000,000 pounds of tin and terne
plates, about two-thirds of which were
terne .j lates, and that the production
for the past fiscal year has been 4,527,
230 pounds, of which 1,335,068 pounds
were tin plate. As our annual con
sumption of tin plate is abont 400,000,000
pounds, our last year's product would
supply us for about three days, and is
equal tc about 1 per cent, of our total
To attain this magnificent standing
among the tin plate manufacturing na
tions of the earth we are now taring
ourselves at the rate of ten or twelve
million dollars per annum, and have ex
pended during the last thirty years per
haps $150,000,000 for the same purpose.
This exjiense, however, as great as it is,
does not begin to equal the indirect cfxt
to us, due to the injury done to other in
dustries by high priced tin plate. An
idea of this indirect expense and injury
can be gained by reports from various
large consumers of tin plate, made in
TheNatimal Provisioner of April SO,
1893. Tie National Provisioner is the
"organ of the provision and meat indus
tries of tl e United States." It advocates
the interests of its subscribers and is
not biased in favor of any theory. - The
following extracts are from this numlor
of The National Provisioner:
In view of the fact that the bill of
the Hon. T. L. Bunting providing for
the reduction of the duties of tin and
terne plates, a copy of which was pub
lished in a recent number of this journal,
has been introduced in congress and will
come up ftT discussion in a week or two,
the directors of the Tin Plate Consumers'
association hare endeavored to ascertain
what the efect of the increased duty has
been upon the business of the consumers
of tin pla-e throughout the country.
They have therefore sent out a circular
asking consumers of tin plates what the
effect of tho tariff has been on their busi
ness, and ii. response have received an
swers from most of the large consumers.
For want of space not all of these an
swers can be published, but a selection
is made wh ch constitutes a fair average
of their general tone, which shows pretty
plainly what the effect of the increased
tariff has b en upon tlije people who cut
up in their business four-fifths of the en
tire quantity of tin plate used in the
Fairport, N". Y.: "We used 4.800 boxes
last year. Payment of McKinley fiery
required additional capital. In some
branches increased cost of our goods
compelled us to cut down wages of la
borers to meet popular prices. In
making baking powder cans increased
cost of article and unwillingness on the
part of our customers to pay increased
price caused ns to lose the business of
some of our "best customers. After two
or three months of experimenting with
others they returned to us, having learn
ed that we wre not trying to rob them,
but were, liko others, only asking a fair
price on the basis of the government
making ns jay heavier taxes for the
privilege of coing business. Wo have
been heavy exporters of canned goods,
but we fear that we will have to give
up or greatly reduce our export trade.
In the"Englisli and Scotch markets, es
pecially, Canada is selling at less than
goods cost us. Canada pays no duty.
Rebate does n t place us on an equality.
On fifty cases of pears rebate would not
pay expenses t f obtaining it. We pay
duty on a full sheet of tin. The rebate
does not cover waste in cutting round
blanks. We hjive substituted galvanized
iron for tin in consequence of the in
creased cost of the latter."
Adrian, Mich.: "To increase the cost
of No. 3 cans, the size most used by us,
an average of sixty cents per hundred,
and other sizes in proportion. We are
not extensive packers, but the cans used
by us last season cost over $4,000 more
than the same quantity would have cost
in 1889. This Ijss must be borne by us
or by the producers of fruits and vege
tables, or both. The canning industries
have been greatly crippled by the in
crease of duty on tin plate. We have
used the same help as before, but paid
less wages per day."
Indianapolis: "To reduce our profits
to such a narrow margin as to cause
the desire to have our capital invested
in some other enterprise or abandon
the present business altogether."
From a Boston packing house:
"Packed in our East Boston factory in
1890, 56,000 casef ; in 1891, 35,345; falling
off, 20,655; decrease of help, 25 weekly
Gutterpipe, etc., etc., Cambridgeport,
Mass;: "To increase the cost one dol
lar a box. instead of a natural de
crease of some thirty cents a box
This has pre vet ted those engaged in
our line from miking such a drop in
prices as has occurred in almost every
other line of bisinesa. Prices have
therefore been too high in proportion
to other prices, with the result of a
decided check t the business. Not
nearly so much business in our line is
done as there 6hor Id be. Results: Fewer
hands employed, consumers paying
more Hhan they ought, manufacturers
not making fair profits. Decrease of
help, seven hands."'
From Buffalo: "Increased cost of tin
plates, diminished profits, the substitu
tion of other materials for tin plates, a
good deal of misrepresentation and de
moralization. We have hope that the
business will settle later on."
From a Boston can factory: "That
business has decree sed some on account
of the higher prioen for goods, and it is
harder to sell poods at high thaji
low prices; profits also less. Wfl
keep the same number of hands, but
there has been no increase in wages."
Baltimore: "To add the duty to the
cost of the goods, and necessarily we
have sold at a higher price than ii there
had been no increase."
Philadelphia: "Unfavorable, increased
cost of material, and not being able to
advance prices we are out the difference.
The tendency is also to use inferior ma
terials and decrease wages and various
ways to make up."
Waverly, N. Y.: "Sold out my busi
ness in February last, but noticed be
fore that that it was helping the iron
roofing trade and decreasing my tin
Philadelphia: "To advance the price
of tin about one dollar per box, with the
same cost of packing, and goods selling
at same price as before the increase of
Worcester, Mass.: "That we are doing
less business. Decrease of help, three j
Syracuse, N. Y.: "To add tho cost of
the tin to the cost of the lanterns."
Syracuse, N. Y.: "To cut down my
trade in roofing tin more than one-half,
making a considerable loss to my income,
and, more than this, has forced a num
ber of my smaller customers to retire
from the business and to seek Other occu
pations. I am not able to purchase roof
ing tin of American manufacture at
marketable prices, only high priced goods
being offered too high for the average
Baltimore: "To increase the cost of
Buffalo: "Decreasing consumption!
economic labor; smaller margins.
New York city: "Compelled us toe
raise our prices."
Baltimore: "Quite a falling off in the
demand for cans owing to the increased
duties, which have advanced the cost
of tin plates about $1.30 per box. W
have had to decrease our help about
Greenwich, N. Y.: "Very much
against us. Forcing us to use old ma
chinery instead of new, as we cannot
buy improved machinery, as our profits
at present will not admit it. We are
running a smaller force and will have
to put up less goods than formerly. De
crease of help, three hands."
Northville, Mich.: "To reduce oui
nrofits. We cannot charge any more foi
our condensed milk than we did before.
We are taxed to help others establish the
manufacture of tin plate in the United
States. Our output is small yet. We art
paying $1,000 a year to help others. The
decline in sugar has helped us about
$1,000 a year, so between the two it is a
Cleveland: "To increase the cost ol
our goods by tho extra duty.'
Detroit: "In previous years our busi
ness has increased alout 50 per cent,
each year and last year only altout II
per cent., entirely owing to the increase
of prices made necessary by the duties."
Philadelphia: "To lessen profits by in
crease of cost in materials. We have
had to decrease onr help irregularly."
Louisville: "Decrease the sales on
terne plates. Many persons refusing
to pay the advanced prices due to the
tariff. Decrease of help, 5 per cent.'"
Subletts, Va. : "To make us pay $23C
more for 215 boxes of tin.
tot Orer Tlfty Tsars
Mrs. Winslows Soothing Byrup has
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" for children teething. It will re
lieve the poor little sufferer immediately
Depend upon 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 Soothing Syrup
A Much-Married Woman.
Mrs. Fowler, of this city, was married
last January to her sixth husband, and
strange as it may seem, five of them died
exactly two years from their marriage
day. Her present husband has been sick
for the last four months with chronic
jaundice, and was given up by four of our
best physicians; as a last resort he began
using Sulphur Bitters, and yesterday told
our reporter that they had saved bis life,
smilingly saying that he guessed Mrs.
Fowler would be unable to take a seventh
better balf for some time to come. Exchange.
I can recommend Ely's Cream Balm to
all sufferers from dry catarrh from per
sonal experience. Michael Berr, Phar
1 had catarrh of tbe head and throat for
five years. I used Ely's Cream Balm, and
from tbe first application I was relieved.
The sense of smell, which had been lost.
s restored after using one bottle. 1
have found the Balm the only satisfactory
remedy for catarrh, and it has effected a
cure in my case. H. L. Myer, Waverly,
What the Hon. George G. Vest says in
regard to the superiority of the Hirsch-
berg's diamond and non-changeable spectacles:
'I am using classes which I purchased
from Prof. Hirscbberg and they are the
best I ever tried; it affords me great
pleasure to recommend Prof. Hirschberg
as an excellent optician, and his glasses
are simply unequalled in my experience.
O. U. VEST."
These spectacles are for sale by T. H.
Thomas, agent for Rock Island.
I used three bottles of "Mother's
Friend," and when I was sick I never
went to bed until 12:30, and my boy was
born at 3 a. m. with ccarcely any pain.
I will do all I can in recommending it to
expectant mothers. Your thankful friend,
Mrs. B. F. Waltkrhus.
Marion. O., Sept., 1890.
Sold by Uartz & Babnsen.
A New Tru!t in Tin and Irou.
The Iron Age announces that "nego
tiations are in progress looking to the
merging into one lody of the Associa
tion of Iron and Steel Sheet Manufac
turers, the National Association of Gal
vanized Sheet "Manufacturers and the
Tinned Plato Manufacturers' associa
tion of the United States. This asso
ciation when organized will be a pow
erful one, and is expected to le of con
siderable benefit to the trade. A general
meeting of the above three organiza
tions win oo neia ra I'lttshnrg on
Wednesday, June 10 next, at which it
is expected the consolidation will take
This is just what the manufacturers
of iron and f-teel sheets, who were chiefly
instrumental in getting the increase in
the duty on tin plate, have leen aiming
at all the time. The manufacturers of
galvanized iron have such a complete
control of that industry that when the
prices of terne plate were advanced in
consequence of the higher duty they
were able to advance the prices of theii
galvanized iron in spite of the fact that
the price of the crude iron had fallen,
The makers of galvanized iron favored
the advance in the duty on terne plate
for just tins purpose. On the other
hand, the sheet iron makers favored the
duty in order to make the price of tin
plate so high that the canners and other
large consumers would be forced to
build tinning stacks for making tin
plates, and thus become their customers
for iron and steel sheets.
The makers of sheet iron and steel
never intended to engage in the tin
plate business, as The Iron Age has sev
eral times intimated. They know well
that as long as the high duties on sheet
iron can be maintained, those who build
tinning stacks will have to buy the
sheet iron used of them. Hence it is
that they are organizing a trust with
the galvanizers in order the maintain
the high prices which they are now
charging for sheet iron.
The only way in which the tin plate
industry can be established in this coun
try on a substantial basis is bv puttincr
iron and steel sheets, now controlled by
a trust, upon the free list. Until this is
done consumers will be forced to con
tinue the payment of over 17.000.000 in
duties on imported tin plate into the
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ucBoun ui mo fjuiieu oiui.es.
Who I'aid This luty?
A Chicago man arriving in New York
from Europe was found to have a silk
dress pattern concealed under the lining
of his overcoat. On being taken to task
by a customs officer he broke down and
tearfully asked permission to pay the
duty. The silk had cost $00 on the
other side and he was assessed $30 as
duty, which he gladly paid. Probably
it will be useless for Benjamin Harrison
and W lliiam McKinley to tell this vn
dividual that the foreigner pays the tax.
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Cast lion Work
done. A specialty of furnishing al. kinds
of Stoves with Castings at 8 eenta
A MACHINE SHOP
it bees added where all kind of machine
work will be done first-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING! BROS.. Propts.
Parlor . . .
We are now ready to serre
you with a delicious dish of
cream. Orders for parties
promptly pttended to.
W, TREFZ & CO.,
2223 Fourth Ave.
GEO. P. STAUDUHAR,
Plans and superintendence for all class of
Booms 88 and 55. Mitchell A Lynde building
You ask, me wiry 'to Sta Clmjs?
Osgood SiKt Nicies ihe thorite siih
5o IT'S TttE pVoflTE
J. B. ZIMMER,
Has Jnst received a large invoice of the latest Imported aLd Dcm -Mic S; r-i si , s-
Suitinps, which he is selling at f 25.00 and np. His line of ovtrroai'nrs tar.t.,t b ,-r
west of Chicago. A vtry floe line of pants, which he is felling at $; 10 sii! i;t. tv
and make j our selection while the stock It complete. ' ' J
Stab Block, Opposite Hakpkb House.
OLD GUARD HAND-MADE
Only S2.50 Per Gallon
J. T. Drxojvr
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
170G Second Avenue
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor einci Builder.
1131 and 1123 Fourth avenue. Residence 1119 Fourth avenue.
Plans and specifications fnmished on all elaeses of work ; also scent r t GV.ti'i P:tr. a: a
Sliding Blinds, something new, stylish and dee-.rmbie.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
ANALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will be located on Fifth avenue and Twentythird street on or before -iu
1803 Second Avenue.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
(Ail kinds of Cut Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Houses F!?wtJ S!fS7Lt TUvf.n:o:-Ic
One block north of Central Park, the largest l" la. 304 Brady Mreet. Pavtny;
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
: Rock Island.
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St
OT All kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Pln d estimates for all kinds of batdiO
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Old secrets and the Hew IMsc.veiies of M?di VZ towW. r-' -'i
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