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THE AT1GUS. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1892.
Published Dally and Weekly at 1CS4 Second
Avenue, Rock Island. HI.
J. W- Potter,
Tbmb Daily tOc per month; Weekly 4.00
All communications of a critical or arsrnmenta
tive character, political or religions, mast hare
real name attached for publication. No such
articles will te printed over nctiuous signatures.
Anormoos communications not noticed.
Coi respondenee solicited from every township
n kock island county.
Thursday. October 20. 1892.
DGHOCR&T10 XATlOX.t i. 1 K'KK
For President GROVER CLEVELAND
For Vice President AULA I B. STEVJiNsuM
ForGorernor JOHSP. ALTQKLD
For Congressman at larte JOHN C. BLACK
For Cone ressman at Unre. ANDREW J. HUNTE
For Lieutenant Governor JOSfc.Pl! B GILL
For Secretary of St ate WMUUINKH'HH.-N
For Auditor DAVIDG"
For Treasurer KL fUS S. KAMSE
For Attorney General M. T. MaLOSEV
For Elector. 11th Dist J HIUN'l EY
For Cong- ens. 11th I ist TRUMAN PLANTZ
For Member Board of Kaualizat on.
H. R BAKTLESON
For Reorcseiitative. Twentv-nrst Dist.
JOSItPll II. MULLIGAN
For State's Attorney..
For Circuit Clerk... .
tiermnny Ik a hl(th protective tariff fonn
try apd wait are mum lower mere xnai
In free trade Knelaml. The name 1 tru
of France. Anxtria. Italy. KiiHHla and Snai
11 higrti tariff and low waicv payiiiK ""'
triean compared with KiiKland. chkiii
generally, wajre are from SO to 40 wr cen
hlEher in free trade i-.iiirlnd tnan in tn
hiKh tariff' count rlcx of continental Kurope,
And KncllHli wairea only Ix-ean to grow
higher an tariff taxation wait reduced under
Ire trade. t'hieaKO Tribune.
Mrs. Harrison's serious illness keeps
Mr. Cleveland away from the dedication
ceremonies at Chicago as well as Presi
dent Harrison. Feeling that be may be
regarded as electioneering under circnm
stances when tbe absence of President
Bvrrison would place that the latter at a
disadvantage, r. Cleveland gracefully
declined to accept tbe invitation of the
exposition managers, and will not be in
Chicago this week.
Indianapolis Sentinel: John S. Clark
son is credited with the statement that
Judge Gresham sought the Minteapoli
nomination. Nothing could be farther
from the truth. Judge Oreebam cot
only did not seek that nomination, but
to friends who approached him on the
subject before the convention, declared
that under no circumstances would be
consent to have his name used in that
connection. We doubt if Mr. Clarkson
made the statement attributed to him
but if be dir", be evidently knew as little
about Judge Oresbam's attitude as he
did about the complexion of tbe creden
tials committee in the Minneapolis con
vention. which be boasted hj had "set
up" agaicst Harrison.
Iepew on Cleveland.
"If I were asked to name the most
fcrceful character in American life, tbe
man who best represents the energy, tbe
unswerving determination and the cour
age of the true American ; the man who
knows duty, and it alone, when public
service demands it; tbe man who wars in
war and is for peace in peace, I would
name General W. T. Shermai.
"But if I am to name the typical Amer
ican, tbe man who loves and believes in
his country be ond everything else; tbe
man who, determined once in what di
rection his duty leads, cannot be swerved
from tbe path tbe man who is doggedly
persistent in what be believes to be
right tbe man who thicks not of self
but of his country and its needs, I would
name Qrover Cleveland.
"What he has accomplished is tbe very
highest tribute to tbe possibilities of
American citizenship. A country law
jer in tbe city of Buffalo, he shed lustre
upon tbe high profession which he bad
chosen. As the mayor of his native
city, he presented as his record a clean
and economical administration. Coming
into the highest office in the land without
previous experience, and with scarcely a
precedent tguide him in the conditions
which surrounded him. be won tbe affec
tion of his party and the admiration of
his opponents. I find myself in one of
the proudest positions of my life in being
permitted to present to you Greyer Cieve
land as a typical American American."
This said Cbauncey M. Depew.
And note this: It was Di-pew who
nominated Harrison at Minneapolis.
Farmers are Kolld.
One result of the McKinley high tariff
is tbe fact that manufacturers charge
American consumers more for articles
they sell than tbey are wcr'h, and more
than tbey sell them for m foreign coun
tries, after paying cost of importation. In
a speech at Carroll, Iowa, a few days
ago, Gov. Boies, of that state, quoted
tbe following figures on farm machinery
bowing that tbe Ann Arbor Agricultural
Implement company told articles in spam
at from 20 to 100 per cent less than they
did to American farmers. Here is the
Advance plow $ 00 818 CO
Hay Udder 80 00
Mower 40 0
Hone rake 17 tO
Coming feed cntter 0000
Ann Arbor feed cutter No. 9.. 83 00
Ann Arbor feed cutter No. 1.. 16 00
Clipper cutter B0
Lever cntter 25
Farmers, what do you thick of this
steal? Is it not time for you to rise up
nr1 renudiate this rascally fraud? I
TARIFF IN PICTURES.
ILLUSTRATIONS SHOWING WHO PAYS
THE INIQUITOUS TAX.
An Easy Lesson on the One Sided Opera
tion of the Republicans Pet Hobby The
Conclusions of a Sensible Old Farmer
Who Did Ills Own Thinking.
For many years the farmers of
America have been dimly conscious that
there was something wrong in our eco
nomic system. They knew that their
profits were growing less every year,
but they could not tell what was the
matter. They bent themselves to their
V. ijr t .!).. ! 1 '
loil with renewed energy. They tried
the eight hour system that is, eight
hours in the forenoon anil eight hours
in the afternoon. Dut it was no good.
The profits grew still less and less.
Finally one old gray haired fellow sat
down and went to thinking, and this is
what he thought:
"1 have worked hard all my life. I
have raised thousands of bushels of
wheat and corn, of oats and rye, of po-
tatoes, apples and beans, and hundreds
of head of horses, cattle, sheep, hogs,
chickens, ducks and geese, and my fam
ily has consumed but a very small part
of them. What became of the remain
der? I have given away a little to the
church and charity, but it was very
little; I wish it had been more." But
what has Income of the rest? I know
we never ate a hundredth part of the
wheat, corn and oats, or of the beef and
pork, or wore out in clothes a tenth of
the wool. Where did it all go to? Who
Then he thought and thought, and at
last he said: .
'1 know where part of it went. I
paid some of it out for taxes. I wonder
Then he went to the ctiploard and
from a drawer he took out a bundle of
papers, some of them yellow with age.
'if'"1'" ' - --
They were his tax receipts. He hunted
np an old stump of a pencil and called
his daughter Mary, who had been goiug
to the district school, and said to her:
'1 want to call off these figures, and
you set "eui down and add 'em up. I
want to see what thev all come to."
He had his tar receipts for two years.
and when Mary had added them np and
'proved" the sum, as she had been
npj 1 $
taught in school, and she was sure she
was right, she said that the sum of all
the figures amounted to $140.57. But
the old roan shook his head and said:
It don't account for it all; it don't
account for it all."
"Don't account for what, papa?" asked
'Why, all the cotton and wheat and
corn and pork and wool and beans and
garden stuff and other things I have
"Didn't we eat it?"
"Why, bless you, child, we could not
have eaten one-
you ought to be
ashamed of your
self. You know
all our neighbors
are honest. No
one ever stole a
cent from me,
(Right here the
old farmer was
The old man
what had become of his crops. The more
he thought about it the more he felt sure
he had not consumed them. One day he
said to his wife:
"Mother, do yon know where the tai
"In the cupboard drawer."
"Are you sure that they are there?"
"I am sure. There is not another one
about the house."
here. I want to
The good old wife brought them. He
spread them ont on the table and looked
them over. They were all there, for
every year, for twenty years. Still the
old man worried and wondered about
what had become of his crops. At last
"Mother, how much do you suppose
we have given to the preacher for the
"We have nev
er paid him," she
replied, "but rive,
times, and we
have given him
in all about fifty or sixty dollars, and I
have kept an account of what we have
donated to the church. I will see."
In a few moments the old lady re
turned and said:
"We have paid to the church, the mis-
r"- sionary societies
a year. Do you
think it is too
"No, no, moth
er," he replied ;"it
is little enough,
the Lord knows.
Bat it don't ac
count for it. It don't account for it."
Don't account for what?" asked
mother. "What in the world are you
'Whj, all the wheat and corn, beef
and pork, horses and cattle, sheep and
and turkeys, and
I have raised on
this farm. ' I
would like to
know who got it."
The storekeejier got
remarked the wife.
I wish I knew how
The good wife furnished him the fig
ures, luey were s.M).
Still the old man was not satisfied. It
did not account for it, he said. He wris
gathering np his
him what kind of
taxes those . re
ceipts had been
much," said the
j) L county t
Where are the receipts for the gen
eral government taxes?" she asked.
I never had to pay any government
taxes," he said. But a moment after
ward he dropjied the receipts and sat
duvn in a chair and thought for awhile.
At last ho said:
'I don't ever rtmcmkT having paid
any government taxes. I must have for
gotten it, but I can't for the life of me
thing about it. I
supiiose 1 mast,
mother. Did you
ever see any gov
ernment tax re
ceipts about the
'What do they
I don't know.
but I must have
paid some gov
ernment taxes, and if I did I would take
a receipt. But I can't remember any
thing about it."
A knock was heard at the door, and a
iieighlor came in.
"I am awful glad you came," said the
old man. "I want to ask you about the
I can't remember
them, but 1 must
have done so, I
know. When do
we pay them?"
"Every day and
every hour from
the cradle to the
grave, and they
levy them on us
after we are dead,
and if we don't leave any money behind
ns our friends pay them for us."
"How is that?" the old man asked.
"The government puts a tariff on
every article the farmer buys, and
when he buys the article a part of the
price he pays la
the tax the gov
ernment has lev
ied upon it. Aa
soon as the farm
er is born the
gins to tax him.
. If the baby lias
the colic and his
mother gives him
a dose of pare
goric the govern
ment taxes it 40
per cent., and it
rr.?ver lets up on the taxing afterward
while there is a cent in his pocket. Most
farmers and workingmen wear flannel
shirts for a large part of the year.
"At 5 o'clock he gets out of bed and
puts on a flannel shirt that is taxed 100
per cent. This costly garment, for
which he paid
twice what it
could have been
sold for at a fair
been buttoned up
with buttons tax
ed 150 per cent.,
he proceeds to
put on a pair of
trousers. They are made of coarse,
heavy clot h, and the tax is made cor
respondingly heavy, so they cost him
100 per cent, more than thev otherwise
would. lie straps them over his shoul
ders with suspenders taxed C3 jht cent.
and proceeds to put his feet into a pair
of socks taxed 120 per cent.
"He wears coarse, heavy socks, and he
must pay diout four times tho tax the
rich man does for elegant, thin light
ones. He then thrusts his feet into a
pair of coarse cowhide shoes, which
have lieen taxed 25 per cent., after which
he puts on a coat taxed 1) per cent. He
wakes up his wife and goes out into the
kitchen and starts a lire with coal taxed
SHVi'iity-tive cents on a ton, and the
smoke goes np a brick chimney taxed
41 per cent.
Then he goes to give hay to the cattle
with a fork taxed 43 per cent, in a
rack taxed 40 per
cent., and feeds
them salt taxed
44 per cent, out
of a barrel taxed
40 per cent.
slop to his pigs
out of a barrel
Ixmnd with iron
hoops taxed 35
per cent., he goes
into the stable.
taxed 40 per cent., to feed his horses out
of troughs taxed 40 per cent.
"Meanwhile his good wife has arisen
and cooked his bacon, which he had
cured with salt
taxed 44 per
cent, (no rebate)
on a stove taxed
45 per cent. The
old farmer camo
to the house, and
taking a pail
taxed 20 per
cent. went to
fetch a pail of
water (not taxed
yet), which he
got from a immp
taxed 35 per
cent. He closed
the door taxed 20
per cent., which
was hung on
hinges taxed 35
per cent. and
was held fast b
a lock taxed 43 per
washed his hands in a
53 per cent., with soap taxed 20 per
cent., and wiied them on a brown linen
towel taxed 33 per cent. He went into
the dining room covered with an oil
cloth carpet taxed 40 or cent., and sat
down in a chair taxed 35 per cent. His
wife pulled out a table taxed 20 per
cent, and spread upon it a tablecloth
taxed 40 per cent. She put on it some
earthenware taxed 40 per cent, and
white plates taxed 50 per ceut. The
klUejs and forks were also taxed 50 tier
The glass tumblers out of which
they drank milk were taxed ISO per
cent., and the roof under which they
sat was taxed 20 per cent.
"The good wife poured coffee out of a
coffeepot taxed 55 per cent., and stirred
it up with a spoon taxed 43 per cent.
The bill of fare was not elaborate.
It consisted of coffee taken out of a can
taxed 55 per cent., bacon cured with
salt taxed 44 per cent., bread made of
tlour taken from a bag taxed 33 jer
cent., and the butter seasoned with taxed
salt. After break
fast the farmer
put on a hat taxed
55 per cent.,
walked over a
which covered a
taxed floor, or.t
of a taxed door
hung on taxed
hi jges and fas
tened with a taxed lock, into God's air,
not taxed yet. He then got some wire
nails taxed 150 per cent., and taking a
hammer taxed 50 per cent, and a saw
and ax taxed 55 ier cent, he repaired
a pigpen with lumber taxed 20 per
"After he had finished that job he went
into the stable and put a bridle und har
ness onto his horses, taxed 35 per cent.,
led them out from the taxed stable) to a
cent. Then he
tin basin taxed
taxed trough and pumped untaxed water '
for them from a taxed pump.
"He hitched them to a plow taxed 45
per cent., and started to the field to put
in many lonely
the ground for
The wife swept
the floor with a
broom taxed 35
per cent., went
into the best
room, the taxed
7 T i M Pvltn an ingrain
a I J s carpet taxed 60
V 5 r 93 L S tier cent. She trot
! 3AJ a needle, taxed
per cent., ana
threaded it with
taxed 74 per cent. At first she thought
she would make herself a dres3 of some
printed cotton, valued at over fifteen
cents per yard, taxed 45 per cent., but
she at last concluded to make her hus
band some clothes of common woolen
goods taxed 111 per cent. After sewing
some hours on . the taxed material with
a taxed needle and thread, sitting in a
taxed chair on a taxed carpet which j
covered a taxed floor, she went out to
work in the garden, and she took a hoo !
and shovel taxed 45 per cent, with
which to dig up the weeds. After the
long, weary day is over the farmer
comes home. He feeds the chickens,
pigs, horses and cattle and swine, and
comes through a taxed door and sits at
his taxed table once more, which is
lighted with a glass lamp taxed ISO per
"After supper the farmer takes down
his Bible, taxed 25 per cent., reads .1
chapter from the holy liook, thanks God
Hundreds are going to see him
DR. D. 0.
- - . - -sEaS
Tfn ST Ofo jTzi
that he has cast his lot in the 'freest
country on earth,' and then retires and
covers himself with a blanket taxed 111
"The years slowly pass away; the
farmer grows old; the hair of his head
is white as snow; his good wife 's
wrinkled and bent; finally he dies and
he is put in a coffin taxed 110 per cent
The minister conies and reads the ser
vice of the church, and he is carried to
his long homo, and over the ground hi
children ereyt a monument to his mem
ory which is taxed JO per ceut.
"That is the way," continued the
neighbor, "that we pay our government
taxes, but you never get any tax re
ceipts. If yon did you could take just
what you paid and that would create a
revolution inside of six months, but then
tiiese taxes do
not all go to the
every dollar of
taxes raised in
this way one dol
lar is paid over
i to the govern--"
ment and four
dollars to the
Then the old
farmer sat and thought again. At last
"I understand it now. I can account
for it all. They got my beef, corn,
wheat and pork. I have been robbed.
They have been stealing the proceeds of
my labor all my life. Of all I have
raised they have only left me barely
enough to leeU my wife and children."
Lftte Surgeon in the Provident Medical Diepei.-
pary of New York.
Who as rreati 1 men a rendition In and nrour
t h-cago by curii e im-aes that aliuoxi bafflyd t!;
medical fraternity of the country.
l)r Knrh i i'ri -l, Dt of the Frnth M"dic i'
t )., ana nietnin'r or tile lntvrnafonal Associa' i.u,
of E'pt rt MiK-rinMs . He will visit
tf !. INi,tii:
Nnnrtnv unl liilni. Oct 1 nrt j
KHiiriit,g every month to rtma'n two toys d'irh.n'
, thf year.
! Dr. Fruth ha bet u ruone ted with the l:ir m
j boK,ital 111 the co-in ry. and hs no (iK-r;,.r in
dtsgno-iiisj ai d treatin ? dica- and d. form :!.
He will civo f so for any rase that h cm not
tell the -'h-tvt e ami where lomted in ffve tnin
t ut. 1. He will return to Hock lslan 1 everv mouth
thi- yea' to r tn:i!n t o d:y.
j 1rfiitnaU turiiblr MH al ami Sura-rul
acute anl chronic ritrrh.Uixi ml thf -. Far.
A'one. 'Jhrcnit nntl Limits. Jyrp,'ftrta. llriiiM't
JUK.ft. IHn'ttf, Kidney,. Lice; hlu.littr
Chronic Female Hint Srxunl Oisenut.
Ejilley or Fit- cured. A positive marantic
Vol Nt; AND MIKKLE-AtiEl) MEN
Suffering from rperinalorrbua and imotency fs
the reult of t elf-abuse in j-Mith or tx?es in ma
ture jear.i ad other cases, producing eome of the
following tffoc i:s eiiiUinn. hlotrhef, deDiiity,
nervou-nes-. lizim-s-, c infusion of id. a. aver-
ion t Kicrety. defective tmmory. and si xnal ex-bau-tion.
which tintit the virtonm for busli.ers or
marriaee. are permanently cured by remidieg not
BLOOD AND SKIN DISEASE.
Fyphili and romnl c-.tions.as ,oar throat facing
of toe hair, pain in the bones, trupMons etr , are
are perfectly eradicated w th out usine tnrenry or
or other i jnrioux drns (iontrrboea, gleet,
i-trictnre and tV urinary and kidney ironb es are
speedily cured by tr atm-nt that has never failed.
He undertakes no Incurable cases, but enres
thonsanaa given up to die. Kcmt mber the date
and come early, as his rn ms are always crowded
wherever he eiops CONSULTATION FREE.
tSCases Bnd correspondence confident . and
treatment sent by express with full dir ct ns for
use, but personal consultaton preferred
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A MACHINE SHOP
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work will ba done first-class.
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Others do not. ,
Carter's Little IJvcr Pills are very small and
ery easy to take. One or two pills 1110 adosa.
They are strictly vegetable and do now ffrtpa or
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Call and see ns at the
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Washes Everything from a fine
silk' handkerchief to a circus
tent; Lace curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
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