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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. OCTOTWT1 15, 1892.
Flows From the Lips of Senator
Roger Q. Mills.
HIS SPEECH AT HAEPEE'S THEATRE.
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
and my Vegetable line is
consisting ot everything
:ANNED GOODS A gllappi
ora ro ccinnr ri tna cra
cepiaDie xo me biomacn. impi m
its action and truly bent . ial in its
effects, prepared only fro:.', the most
healthy and agreeable substances, its
manvexcellent qualities commend it
to all and have made it the most
popular remedy known.
Syrup of Figs is for sale in 75c
bottles by all leading druggists.
Any reliable druggist who may not
have it on hand will procure it
promptly for any one who wishes
to try it. Manufactured only by the
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.,
8AM FBA.NOISOO, OAX.
lOUISVILLS, KY, NEW YOBS, V. X
J. K. BEIDT.
T. B. ft BID Y.
We now have some flirt-clapo bargains in rel
estate which will net all the way from 8 to 10 per
cent on the investment It will be to the iutereut
of parties who have their money plnced at a leos
rate of Interest to call and examine tneae bargains.
Room 4. Mitchell A I.ynde building, ground
Boor, ill rear of Mitchell i, Lynde bank.
Slate Pencils, Ink,
Paper Tablets, Satchels,
Straps, Baskets, Pencil Boxes
Kulers, and everything
necessary for School.
School Supplies at
C. C. TAYLOR'S,
1717 Second Ave.
To call your attention to a few facts:
Your eve!cht is priceless the eyes need good
care ; improper spectacles are injurious, you
should t ot trust your eyesight to Irresponsible
peddlers of cheap sDectacles.
H D. FOLSOM
Is a Practical Optician, and will take pains to
properly nt your eyes for every defect of vision
and will guarantee a perfect nt in every case.
. 4MlM?tfcl M TO tartMM. ttwr. ta tMMItff
Wmm inu h. ml vnb cumm. ao M.H.T kM lb If.
If the lines in this diamond ficrure rlo not
appear equally black in all the different
meridians, it indicates a defect of 6ipht
that causes nervous her.d-aehe and should
be corrected at ouce. I'.vvs tested free.
H. D. FOLSOM,
Jewehr and Optician.
For Pantry Convenience.
I have a covered jar, yellow
with white bands, with a Beat
cover of the same style, espec
ially adapted to keeping spices
or other such materials in the
pantry, and not expensive.
Three sizes; one, two and
three quarts. .Ask for butter
Q. M. Looslxt.
1609 Second avenue.
Tariff Reform Expounded In a Manner That
Laid Hare the Republican Fallacies and
i Made the Democratic Doctrine Plata
Quest ions of State Discussed by a States
manReception at the Rock Island
House A Grand Rally Rock Island
Honors a Dlstlngnlshed American.
Sock Island paid a gorgeous tribute to
a diatioguibbed American statesman last
evening, and its people, or so many of
them as could be crowded into Harper's
theatre, received in return an intellectual
feast, a logical, practical and forcible dis
cussion of the tariff doctrice eloquently
presented and punctured by enthusiastic
It was the great political rally of the
campaign. Notwithstanding the incle
mency cf tb weather, the threatening
clouds that overceel the sky during the
later rtirt of ibe afternoon and evening,
wbich prevented many of the county
clubs from coming in and put somewhat
"f a dampener on the turnout, it was the
biggest demonstration of the campaign
in Rock Island. The illuminations al'
along the principal streets were elaborate
and exceedingly creditable, the decora
uons oi ine Stevenson club rooms over
the Arcade, and the Krell & Math build
ing being particularly attractive.
There was an immense crowd of peo
pie In the city not only was there a
great outpouring of the local populace
that filled the streets during the parade,
and flocked to the theatre at its close, but
many people came from outside the city
anxious to meet and hear one of the fore
most democrats of his time. All the sur
rounding towns in Rock Island county
sent delegations, 55 coming from Coal
valley alone on tne evening train, a
conple of dozen from Reynolds, an equal
number from the upper end of the coun
ty, while Geneeeo and Cambridge sent a
good representation from Henry county,
and ag:odly number came from over the
line in Mercer county. During the early
part of the evening the corridors of the
Rock Inland house were thronged with
peopla attracted by the presence of the
The Torchlight Procession.
Owint; to the lateness of the arrival o!
the Davenport clubs the torchlight pro
cession did not get an early start. It was
8:30 o'clcck when the column moved
from Eighteenth street and Second avenue
under the direction of B W inter, marshal
and M . M . Brigg'e, aid and it was so late
that it was necessary to abandon a large
portion of the line of march as mapped
out. This occasioned considerable disap
pointment but was unavoidable. In the fu
ture however, it would be a wiser plan to
go over the line of march as advertised,
no mattr how late. The column as
f Tmed included the following:
South Rock Island Dcmocaratlc club mounted, 75
Horace Boies Dentocra'ic club Davenport SO men.
Davenport Flambeau r.lnb. Davenport, 40 men .
Yonng Hen's Stevenson club. Rock Island, 96
A number of colored ctiizens escorting a cirt
onfwhlch rode RomeyjO'Connor
at t roc ively dressed,
flow Company Band.
Second Ward Canle e nb Kock inland, 100 men.
Firrt Ward Democratic flub. Hock islsnd. AOmen.
Seventh Ward Democratic club Rock Island 60
Cleveland Juvenile club Rock Island. 5 boys uni
formed aud carry l uk banners
Second avenue was packed with people
solid to the curb all along the line of the
parade, and at tne street intersections
the crowds extended out as far as the car
tracks. The procession, after going
over a part of the route outlined, ter
minated at Harpei's theatre, where a
great assemblage of people had already
gathered, and which, when reinf.irced
by the marchirc clubs, filled the house.
At Harper's Theatre.
The house was picked to ov. rflowing,
every inch of standing room being; filled
and the rear of ihe balcony crowded als
most to suffocation. The stBge h! been
handsomely draped with the stars and
stripe", while festoons of bunting ex
tended rcross the front, from the center
of which a lone star was suspended as
emblematic of the nativity of the dis
tinguished statesman. The stage was
crowded with representee democrats
from this vicinity, the following beirg
seated thereon: D. W.Gould,M.J.McEn
iry, J. W. Potter, J. W. Welch. John Ohl
weiler, T. S Silvia, Michael Brad
ley, William Sibel, Carl Lager, J. M.
B'lf ord, Charles Dunham ,E. W. Hurst, L. M.
Buford, Samuel Taylor. J. F. Robenson,
Henry Burgower. Judge J. W.Drury. H. C.
Connelly, Winslow Howard, Peter Frey.
J.E.Hall'gan.G. W. Vinton. Otto Huber,
Paul Eirsch, Max Eobn, B.F.Fountain, C.
The Horace Boiea club of Davenport
was also given an honory position on the
stage, and the meeting was called to or
der by T. S. BilviB who introduced Maj.
H. C. Connelly as the presiding officer.
Maj. Connelly then stepped forward and
in a few brief remarks introduced the
speaker of the evening Senator, Roger Q
The Distinguished Speaker.
A hearty ovation was given the dis
tinguished statesman's first appearance
on the stage, but it was nothing to the
storm of applause that swept over the
vast auuien.ee as ne came forward to
speak. At his first word however, the
house became quiet and the closest atten
tion was given during the entire address.
Mr. Mills began his address by explaining
the relative positions of the two great
parlies as they exist today, in the matter
of a system of tariff. He maintained that
the democratic Dartv recognized the
power of the government to tax its peo
ple, but that that power must net be car
ried beyond a.reasonable limit collect
enough to carry on the affairs of the gov
ernment when wisely administered. On
the other hand the republican party
claimed that it was necessary to check
importation in ordtr to protect our home
The Two Parties Contrasted.
These ho gave as the positions of the
two parties, and said he would first speak
on what effect the latter condition would
have on the farmers of Illinois and
Iowa, in which he very effectively
showed up the absurdity of the 2 o'clock
stories that are being passed out to the
farmers telling them of the benefits they
derive from protection. He said that in
1881 we had $130,000,000 worth of sur
plus products, but as the country was
constantly developing, we certainly had
at least $800,000,000 worth now. He
contended that it was the surplus that
controlled the market price, as a surplus
of anything always does. Forty per
cent of the people of this country live by
farming. It is the industry out of which
all live. The average consumption of
wheat is five bushels per head, and the
balance 'is suplus. This surplus
goes to the foreign market to
consume, the pro t-ise of a home market
to consume beicg left unfulfilled. The
speaker then mentioned that the average
yearly wheat crop ot the country is 625,'
000,000 bushels. At the rate of five bushels
per head consumed would leave a sur
plus of 288.000.000 bushels to find a mar
ket for each year. The idea that was ad
vanced by republican leaders was to bring
enough people cere from foreign coun
tries by closing the ports against foreign
manufactured articles to consume this
enormous surplus, and he showed the ut
ter folly of such an argument by demon
strat.ing that to do tbis it would be nec
essary to bring 57.000,000 of people the
first year, which feat could not be ac-
compliebed by the combined men-of-war
and merchant marine of the world. The
idea of the democratic party, Mr. Mills
said, was to modify the existing tariff
law6, making the tariff just enough to
support an honest administration of the
governmental affairs and not a tariff for
plunder.and also to advocate a protection
for the farmer and laborer instead of for
The Democratic Idea,
"What the democratic party would do'
he said "would be to exchange the enor
mous surplus or agricultural products in
the markets of the world, for what is
trade but exchange? exebangisg your
surplus for that of another country. If
a man is a farmer he does not sell that
which he needs, he simply sells the pro
duct that be cannot hia self consume. So
when the republican party tells us that
we cannot exchange goods in the open
markets of the world they force our own
Burplus back upon us." He then in un
mistakable language showed the weak
ness of the opposition argument, and the
folly of the proposition made by repbli
can leaders to exchange our surplus pro
ducts to other countries for cold and sil
ver, demonstrating to the satisfaction of
his hearers that it would just take seven
years for us to amass all the silver and
gold on the face of the globe "and then"
said the speaker "what would we
exchange our products for? It is all the
yeriest nonsense; protection is a flimsy
structure, builded upon a pedestal of
fallacy and sophistry. Men do not trade
for loss but for profit, and the demo
cratic party maintains that to sell one's
labor is a natural right, and of what
value is free labor if we cannot sell it
where we please? The laboring man la
bors nine parts out of the 10 to satisfy the
wants of others, and not of bis own. A
shoemaker, perhaps, uses one pair of
shoes a year and two or three for his
family, but what would he do with the
balance of his handiwork if he had no
market in which to dispose of it." He
next spoke of the democrats' attempt to
reduce the tariff by passing a bill which
afterward went to the senate, where he
said the voices of such men as Henry
Clay had thundered in defense of the
constitution, and from these same halls
the distinguished statesmen of today
tell the American people that
we cannot compete with the foreign
wheat market, "when in fact," said Mr.
Mills, "it costs from 76 to 90 cents to pro
duce a bushel of wheat in foreign coun
tries, while we produce the same at a
fraction less than 40 cents and yet we
cannot compete with them."
The Republican Party and Home Market.
Here again be dwelt at some length on
the so-callad solution of the problem
that confronts us by making a market at
home for our surplus production, saying
that the republican party proposed to
bring more people here in one year than
had come in all the years since, the land
ing of Miles Standish. "We have had
one year's effect of the McKinley bill and
as we tread this mazy labyrinth, the cry
comes 'Where are the people?' and echo
Touched on the School Question.
The speaker then in mentioning the
broad principles of the democratic party
spoke of one of the elements of broad
mindednees adduced by one of its founders
the man who wrote the Declaration of
Independence and of his effoits to secure
to posterity the right of each individual
to worship God as he saw fit. "From
the moment these broad princi
ples were placed upon our statute bocks,"
said Mr. "Mills, "we sprang forward as
the greatest nation on the globe, but if
we are to be hampered by one class be
coming imbued with the idea that it can
override another we cannot retain that
supremacy. A democrat claims that he
is the best judge of what will affect him
self and needs no governmental inter
ference with h'm., Among old-time
democrats it was a common idea that any
citizen was the best judge of how his
child should be educated, but now we are
told that a child shall be torn from its
mother's breast, from that mother who
nourished it into life, and given into the
hands of the state to educate. Thomas
Jefferson in bis day sounded the warn
ing note against religious bigotry, and
from that day to this it has had no place
in American history."
The Dutlesof Citizens.
Senator Mills then discussed the situa
tion 88 it appears today, saying that no
man has a right to question another s reli
gion "let him worship the sun, moon,
stars, or Benjamin Harrison it he sees
fit, he owes but one duty toward the state
that of living in harmony with his fellow
man. Every man has three duties, one
to his Maker, one to his brother and one to
humanity." The speaker then returned
to the tariff issue, and in an able manner
presented many logical arguments that
denied contradiction showing that the
heavy duty on imports is a burden to the
laboring man, and from ttata defied into a
discussion of tne rights of the citizens in
course of which he epoke of his work in
his native state of Texas against the
adoption of the prohibitory! amendment,
Claiming trial .1 was an infringement on
the rights of the citizens.
Remarks on Prohibition.
In doing so he related an anecdote of
that campaign of how he had been
roundly catechised by an advocate of
prohibition fur going about defending the
saloon, ai d when Mr. Mills in reply
charged him with having drank 60 time
as much whisky as the speaker ever had,
the r-rohibitionUt admitted be . bad, and
said further that he had got the best
whisky he could buy. but what he
wanted waa the "protection for the Irish
man and the d nigger." The story
brought down the house, and the speaker
continuing, said it was tbe same kind of
protection that lich monopolists were
willing to give their laboring men. He
then said that placing a tax on an at
ticic sea its price, but if that article
did uui belong to the laboring man how
in the name of God could he deriye any
benefit from it?
lie Makes a Proposition
The protection on pig iron was $5.72
per ton, but the poor fellow who stood
around the hoi furnace went home with
his little $1.25 to $1.50 per day just the
same. He then made a proposition
which he said he had made in all
sections of the country, which
was this: If any one could
show him how the government could take
the money out of tbe pockets of these
monopolists and pay if back to the wage
earners ne wouia not only vote tbe re
publican ticket but would go out and
stump the country for Harrison the bal
ance of the campaign. He spoke of how
the democratic party conies back again
after each defeat, being the only party in
the nation's history, that has withstood
the repeated shocks, but that it was bat
tling for principle that must conquer in
tbe end. "Even now" said the speaker
'I feel the earth trembling beneath our
reel, as oia tne scots wnen liruce was
coming to Bannockburn," and iu conclu
slon gave a beautiful peroration of i
touching Btory from the Sepoy rebellion
that ended his address in a perfect storm
It was a masterly effort, demorstraling
as it did the argumentative power as well
as the ability as an orator that has made
himself famous in every section of the con
tinent. He was frequently interrupted
with spasmodic outbursts of applause,
and at tbe conclusion of his address he
was cheered to the echo.
Poll ileal Notes.
There were a number of fine transpa
rencics in tbe procession.
Stage Manager Miller did himself
proud in stage decorations at the theatre
Well, the stars and stripes floated, and
the city was brilliantly illuminated, de
spite the Union's protest.
The little cart containing James
O'Connor s little son, Romeo was a pleas
ant feature of tbe parade.
Tbe members of the Stevenson club
wore their new badges for tbe first time,
and very handsome badges they are
After the meeting at tbe theatre Mine
Host Negus of the Rock Island house,
spread a nice lunch for Senator Mills and
a number of local democratic friends
Tbe Cleveland Jjvenile club of 25 boys
neatly uniformed, caused much amuse
ment. Tbe boys carried a number of
banners such as these: "We Can't Vote
But Our 'Daddy's' Can." "We Never
Blush," -We Lead. But Never Folio
"Vote For Altgeld." t 'Cleveland and
JAHNS & BERREENS
Peoria Cook and Ranges,
Tinware And Hotjsk Furnishing Goods.
1612 second avenue.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Special Sale of
BOOTS AND SHOES
AT THE CARSE & CO. STAND.
CARSK A CO'S OUR
Wright & Peters' Dongola Hand Turn and Welt f4.50 $3.75
Dull dong welts 4.50 8.85
" " Dongolaa M. 8 8.50 2.50
" Mat kid top 4.60 2.00
" " Straight goat 2.75 2.25
Stribley's Dongola band turn 4.00 3.25
Welt 3.50 3.00
" M. S 3.00 2.25
Cloyes Welt 3.50 3.00
" M. S. patent tip 3.00 2.25
French & Hall's Cordovan Hand Sewed 5.50 4.75
Calf Hand Sewed 5.50 4.75
Bay State Calf Welt 5.00 4.75
We Guarantee the above to be lower than ever before offered. Call at our
store and inspect our goods and prices; we have also a great many other bar
gains that we are now offering.
Successor to Carse & Co., 1622 Second Avenue.
Upon the solicitation of a number of our leading
Physicians we have secured the agency tor the sale
of the celebrated Brotherhood Wine Co's. Wines and
Liquors, which are unexcelled for medicinal use.
We have the following goods in original pint
Pure Table Caret
Norton's Seedling Claret.
Sweet Catawba 176
Sweet Catawba IS?
Dry Cataw ba 18?S
Dry t'atawba 188S
Old Brotherhood Brandy
Old Cherry Brandy ....1888
old Medicinal Port
Old !weet Delaware......
Ki. Old Urocton Port 1ST
Also, Old XXXXX Emerson Rye 79 in original qts.
T. H. THOMAS, Druggist.
A triple-plated World's Fair Souvenir Spoon with
each purchase of S2.00 or more until October 6th.
Our Prices are Winners.
Ladies' fine Dongola Button $3.C0 shoe in this 6ale reduce
o $1 .98. A fine $2.50 shoe cut to $1.78.
Infant shoes 28 cents.
show you will cause you t j wonder, as they are very
C0The qualities we will
FAMOUS SHOE STORE,
108 W. 3d near Brady Davenport, Iowa.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
Ail fcnda of Cut Flowers constantly on band.
Green Booae- Flower Store
One block corth of Central Park, the largent 1" Is . 04 Brady street. DaTtnport. Im .
New and Second Hand.
We will save you Money by purchasing your
Books, Tablets, Slates, School Bags, Slate
Pencils, Lunch Baskets, etc., of us. A lead
pencil Sharpener given to every purchaser
of Tablets on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Geo. H. Kingsbury.
1703, 1705 Second avenue. Bock Island, Telephone 1216
402 Fifteenth street, Moline.