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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER !S, X892.
Both the method and results when
Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant
and refreshing to the taste, and acts
fently yet promptly on the Kidneys.
,iver and Bowels, cleanses the sys
tem effectually, dispels colds, head
aches and fevers and cures habitual
constipation. Syrup of Figs is the
only remedy of its kind ever pro
duced, pleasing to the taste and ac
ceptable to the stomach, prompt in
its action and truly beneficial in its
effects, prepared only fropthe apst
healthy and agfeeable substances, its
man v excellent 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.,
SAN FRANCISCO, OAL.
WUI8VILLK, XX. HEW TOSS. K. TL
J. B BEIDT.
T. B. KlttDT.
We now have rme flrpt-claas bargains in resl
state wblch will net all the way t oin 8 to 12 per
cent op the invettunent It wil. be to the interest
of pa ties who have rnetr money placed at a less
rate of Interest to call and examine these hareains.
Room 4. Mitchell & Lynde bonding, ground
oor. in rear of Mitchell & Lynde bank.
S ate Pencils, Ink,
Paper Tablets, Satchels,
Strap?, Bas) ets, Pencil Boxes
Hulers, and everything
necessary for School.
School Supplies at
C. C. TAYLOR'S,
1717 Second Ave.
To call your attention to a few facte :
Tour evesieht is priceless the eyes need good
ear : imnrober itectacles are i; Jnrloc?. yon
should i ot trnst your eyesight to irresponsible
peddlers or cheap tnectacie.
H D. FOLSOM
in a Practical Optician, and will take paina to
pr ijerly nt your eye for every defect of vlmion
ma win guarantee a peneci m in every cue.
H the lines in this diamond fifrure lo not
appear equally biack ia all the different
leridiaris, it indicates a defect of siphi
that causes ucrvoii3 head-ache and should
in.' corrected l.1 ochc. I l.'.'s toated free.
Jeweler and Optician.
I em selling a good nickel
central draft stand lamp (the
Aurora) complete with chimney
and porcelain shade, for $1.25;
a smaller size for $1 00.
This is the best value in
lamps we ever have had. there
should be no more straining of
eyes over bad light at this rate.
G. M. Looblxt.
Oroc' t ry Store,
36wr con'J Avj.
The Democratic Doctrine Intelli
AT MILAN AND COAL VALLEY.
Two Great I-olttlcal Gathering Last
Nlfc-tat At the Former the Next Congress
man From the Kleventh Congressional
District Ulacusaes the Issues of the Cam
paign Hon. uy C. Scott Makes an Able
Speech to an Enthusiastic Audience at the
Valley City, Also Paying an Kloquent Trl
bate to the Democratic Nominees To.
The democratic doctrine of tariff re
form wag intelligently expounded toim
toeDre and enthusiastic audiences gth
ered at two more towrjs in the county
lasi evening. At Milan, Hon. Truman
PHctz, the next congressman 'rom the
Eleventh congressional district, made one
of his able and eloquent speeches Mr
Plants was accompanied to Milan by the
8ievenson club and the Plow Shop band
sn e-corl and a number of 'other Rock
Ia'and cii'z.'ns, the party goint; by way of
a special electric train on the Milan road.
Reaching Milan the Stevenson club, 60
members strong, headed by the Plow
Shop band, paraded a number of the
principal streets which were lined with
prettily illuminated stores and homes, and
lor g Third street red fire burned on the
curb in front of many of the business
bouses thus throwing a rosy clow over
the scene. The I recession moved up Third
street to Dixon, west a block, and then
countermarched back to Third, and pro
ceeded south to William", east to Fifth,
thence north to Dizon, and west to the
town ball where the meeting was held
The hall was soon crowded to over
flowing a laige number of la
dies gracing the occasion by
their presence. Supervisor Joseph
Fitzpatrick presided, and after the band
hid rn d red the Stur Spangled Banner,
in a manner that merited the approyal
manifested on the part of the audience,
the chairman of the evening introduced
Trumn Plant of Warsaw as the next
congressman from the Eleventh district.
Mr. Plan's was tendered an ovation as
he advanced to speak. Beginning his re
marks Mr. Pltn'z spoke his pleasure at
hio reception at the hands of such an
audience and of the enthusiasm mani
fested, which he took as an evidence that
the people were alive to the vital issues
before then in the present c&mpaign.
The speaker asserted that he was not
one of those men who bold that all the
honesty, integrity and intelligence that is
clothed in a political party is in the dtm
o( r:ie psriy. There is just as much in
tt li geuce and honesty, be said, in the re
publican party. The variance ia all in
opiiiion the way different people look
The speaker then referred to a remark
r -cent'y made by Col. Marsh at IIn:il -
tirj.in which he declared that because the
df-motrats do no look at tbe tariff ques'
tion as the republicans do, is becaase
they are loo ienorant to ucder'tand it.
' Now." said tbe speaker, "when a man
stands on a platform and says those who
differ with him are ignorant, that man
his a very exalted and elevated opinion
of himself." In this country, tbe speat.tr
continued, we all are striving for one
end. irrespective of part; that is L'gislu"
tion looking to the best interests of tbe
country. Tbe audience was asked to put
itself in the position of a jury sworn to
bear the arguments of a case and render
a verdict bo i's men's without regard to
personal or political feelings. He wanted
a'l to forget that tbey were democrats
or republicans, but to raason together as
neighbors, looking to the betUrmtnt
of the entire people. They should
hear tbe arguments of both sides, w:gh
tbem carefully, and then appei.1 to reason
in determining the position to be a-j-scmed.
The "great question to be ac'ed
upon is that of t&x&tion. Mr. Pin .tz
then went into a cartful and thorough
analysis of the platforms of the two
great parties with reference to this issue.
He touched briefly on the republican ac
qumutious of wild cat currencr, ffilow
tog the democratic policy and the declar
ation that with the latter in vogue a cur
rency would be adopted that would be
good oae night and worthless the c x
morning, ridiculing the idea that a f arty
should seek to impose upon a
people including itself, a money
8j stem that makes one rich one
day and poor the day following, and de
clared that all this republican wild cat
talk was introduced into the campaign
to divert the public micd -from the main
issue, that of taxation. The question of
tbe tariff is one nevertheless, he hild.
that must be met and discussed. That
was tbe history of tbe American people.
A. great issue such as this once before
them must sooner or later be settled ot ce
and for all. The time for such a decis
ion be believed had arrived, and that
November 8 would bring the final ver
dict. He solved tbe question of tf
tion plainly and comprehensively
The American people are a patriotic
people, willing to pay all tbey ought
ia the way of taxation, but no more, but
ha never (.had found a citizen who was
willing to submit to the levy of a state,
county or municipal tax to an amount
over and bove tb at actually necesf ary to
roee tbe hc'ui' xpenses of tbe state.
county or tt.unioipai government
economically administered. Why
should doc tbe same general principle
prevail with ref rsDce to he governaent.
The government tariff is one that the
tnxpayer has no account of aid in this is
different from the ttte, municipal and
county tx. ;
With Reference to the Two Parties.
The speak-r bere drs rioe;l, 'he posi
tions of the two parties with reference to
the tariff. The democratic party has de
clared lor a lar ff f c r revenue, fur such a
tariff as will provide for meeting the ac
tual expenses of tbe gove rnmenteconom
ical'y administered. The republican
party asks for a tariff for meetii g the
expenses of the govrnmen. and an addi
tional tax to proud some industries.
Tbe democratic partv holds that $500.-
000.000 - a year is necessary to
run the government, and this is all 'hat tbe
people should be taxed for. Tbe repub
lican party says there should be leyi d a
tax of 1500.000 000 to maintain the gov
etnme t.an l as much more to p-otect, as
they say, a few favored industries. Tbe
speaker then argued from the standpoint,
is the tariff a tax? He demon
strated how clearly the tariff bears upon
each individual in his every walk of life
and then taking up the theory of tbe re
publicans that the foreigner pays tbe tax,
picked it to pieces, and asked tbe ques
tion if the foreigner piys the tuxes of the
government, why not increase the protec
tive duties until be pays all the taxes.
state, county and otherwise. He traced
the history of the tariff doctrine back to
the days wUen as a na
tion we were young and weak.
and when 16 per cent was enough, and
drew the natural inference that if such
was the case, why ask more no when
our institutions have grown and are
stronger and able to take care of them
A Practical Application.
He made a practical application of the
increasing tariff doctrine, to a human be
iog likening it to tbe surgical tr-a'imrjt
of a man with a broken arm. At first
when tbe fractured limb is tender splints
and bandage are apphe d, which are used
until tbe iojured member is strong again.
"What would you think of a surgeon"
asked Mr Plan's, "who atter tbe arm
had become entirely well, kept incuxi
beringit with more splints aid more
bandages? The same is true of tbe tar
iff if, as our republican frietdi claim, it
was introduced to help tbe weak indus
tries, why keep piling it on after the in
dustries have grown strong and a He to
lookout for themselves?'
Mr. Plant z gave a number of forcible
illustrations of the but d nsouie effect of
the tariff as applied to tbe
farmer, treating the recioroca
Cause of tbe tariff bill which al
lowed a farmer to trade his wheat for tbe
products of a country producing wheat,
but forbid his trt ding his cereals for ftrm
implements and the necessaries of life.
He made a strong argument for a trans
fer of Lhe tax from the necessaries 'o the
laxuries of life, and in conclusion ex
pressed his appreciation of tbe vast
importance and benefits to
come from the Hennepin canal, congrat
ulating the people of-Milan over the pros
pects of the town located so advanta
geously on the banks of what was des
tined to be one of the great international
waterways of the country, and pledged
himself that if elected to congress his ef
forts tcd it fluence would be to remove
the $ 10.000.000 bounty laid by so-called
protection, and appropriate it to tbe im
mediate construction of such commercial
highways as this, thus turning it into the
pockets of the people where it sbou d
As Mr. Plan's retired he was accorded
a perfect storm of applause that fairly
shook ;he building.
Mr. Plan'z was followed by M J. Mc-
Eoiry, democratic candidate for state's at
torney, who was introduced by Chairman
Fitzpatrick. nnd was cordially re-ceivt-d
and made an able speech;
.uy Scott Talks at Coal Valley.
Cof.l Vullev certainly deserves to be
classed nrrng tbe banner democratic
tT, as the meet.ng l eld there last
night demonstrated that the mtn who
espouse tbe cause of democracy are alive
to tbe issues of the day, and keeping
their republican brothers busy answering
questions these days. The little town
put on its gayest attire last night every
store and many of tbe residences being
handsomely decorated and illumioa cd.
Although no real noisy demonstration
bad been planned, the people of tbe sur
rounding country and the village
turned out in force, so
that by 7:30 o'clock tbe lower floor of
tbe Odd Fellows' and Masons' ball was
packed, tbe doors and windows also be
The meeting was called to order bv
John Barton, who briefly spoke of the
issues of tbe campaign, after which he in
troduced tbe speaker of the evening,
Hon. Guy C.Scott of Aledo.
He was greeted with a storm of ap
plause, and stepping forward he good
naturedly spoke of the coolness of the
evening, remarking, however, that it was
nothing to the cold day that tbe republi
cans would experience io November.
Sympathy for the President.
"This morning," said the speaker,
"the grim spectre from beyond the river
visittd tbe White House, and Mrs. Har
riaoa, the beloved wife of President Har
risen, is no more. The American people.
regardless of party, extend to the be'
reaved husband their heartfelt sympathy
in his sorrow. Let us tonight shed with
him a tear o'er her who is no more: Irf
a few days the nation's executive will
pay the last sad rites to tbe one that is
gone, and turn as we do now to take up
the duties of the present." The speaker
then said that he did not come as an of
fice teeker, he was not now seeking the
suffrages of the people, and as far as be
now knew, neyer would. He said he
came to ditcuss tbe issues of the present
political strife. Democracy's principles
meant equal tights and equal privileges
to all. and was' opposed to tbe advance
ment of one section at the expense of an
A False Cry of Free Trade.
"It is the same old story of 1888." sid
Mr. Scott, "when the republicans after
Cleveland's message, raised a false cry'of
free trade. Cleveland was discharged
and the law-making power was put in
the hands of the republican party.
Tbev had promised a revision of tbe
tariff and passed the McKinley bill. They
did revise it, but did nrt reduce
it, hut . on the other hnd
forced tariff du'ies up." The speaker
then meoti' nid bow the republican ar
tv had sa'd thnt democracy was de d in
'88 and ot tbe landslide of two years ag
and of what a lively corpse it was show
ing itself to be this campaign He spoke
of tbe $140 OHO V00 that Urover Cl-ve-Und
had saved ihe nation by economy
acd of the rerk'cs exp?rditure of the
republican party io attempting to get rid of
tbe surplus for fear tbe people wou'd
realize the extor i n it was practicing by
its bi"jh tariff avstem
The Consumer Bearing the Burden.
Mr Scott then n an aM manner dis
cussed the tat ff on lumb-r. wn-l and
other articles, showing conclusively by
bis apt illustrations how the poor mtn
pays exhorbitant prices and the American
manufacturer fills bis pockets as a re-ult.
He contended that tbe system of a ttriff.
which, however, should be as ;he demo
cra'ic party says, for revpnee only, ought
o be regulated so that the heavent. mir
den should fall on ta rich mn. who ia
bet able to bear it. In other words the
democratic par'y would have the high
duties on the luxu us and 'he low duties
on the necsris of life. e then
qiioted the d'ff -reoce in the McK'niey
schedule and added: Supocs we Mke
a ditmond. for instance. Of whit n
is it other than its intrinsic value? It
glitters on th band of a lady or sparkles
in the shirt front of a tt-an. Why not
tax it three or four hurdred per cent
of its value, and m-k it worth a rich
man's whiie to esr i ? Thai's tbe way
to raise tbe money to carry on the ex
pense of the government "
llo'w the Foreigner Pays the Tax.
Mi: Scott then ovrrlt .t sonic length
on the fall-cy of the argument presented
hy tbe repuolicnn oritors that the for
eigner pay the tex Ho quo'ed from Mc
Kiuiey's speech f t the AiiLnepolis con
v ution wben that pentleman irt that
a wav n&d been found to have the for
eigner pay the rtinntcg expanses of this
government. "A mm wl o wih notsui
port himself," said the speaker, ''is
either a beggar or a thief, an 1 Mr Mc
Kinley w. uld have this government posf
as either a pauper or a pir.tte." In qti-ek
sut-cession tbe sneaker presote-1 a hmt
dc zen indisputable arguments, fully co -v;ncing
bis audience of the bugaboo f
the silly ftatements that the tariff l x 8
paid by the map on tbe other side of t e
Touched on Pauper Labor.
In connection witii the taiiff lrsu" Mr.
Sott look occasion to speak br:flr on
ihe labor question. "Almost at tne same
moment" sai.l be "that McKlnJey was ut
tering Hi famous statement thai the tar
iff ts d ling its own itlkiog tbe agon
ized cites from the pauper liborera at
Homestead roilid acroea this great couti
cent to give bim back the. lie-; Tbey told
the woringman lht it would fill his din
ner bucket, but insie. U it has doubled
tbe price of ttm pail '' lio also til feed to
the farmers on bow the tariff bleed
them. eaing tbal the scheme to wall up
the country acd make our people tr-d?
among themselves was em a par with the
story about tbe o d fanner who i-aid isat
Lis sons were all smurt boys and that on
rainy days the? often went out into the;
barti and sometimes m-idc is high as 525
and $30 a day, swapping horees with ubc
Vote the Ticket Straight.
In closing his adilr s Mr. Scott cau
tioned bis hearers to vo'e tbe democra u:
ticket straight, and not forget three Vi-tcs
for Joseph H. Mulligan, wbm be stoke
of in tbe highest terms. He also cum
plimented 'hem on having as able a man
as M J McEniry, a candidate frr fta't'd
attorney, and the meeting closed with
three rousing cheers propped for Mulli
gan by Q. W. Tomlinson, and a like
compl'men; to M. J. McEniry and '.tie
Mr. Scott's speech was listened to with
unabated interest, and was fr.qiently
interrupted with outbursts of applause'.
It was a plain statement of facts, and
demonstrated the speaker's ability to
k tcdle bis subject thoroughly.
Ouy C. Scott talks at Port Byron to
night. Hon E. W. Hurst speaks at Reynolds
Friday evening, Nov. 4.
Tonight Hon. Truman Plant z speaks
at Edgington, where there is to be a
William McEiiry, of thiscitr.addressid
a monyier democratic mass meeting st
Yiola, Mercer county, last evening.
The- democrats of Davenport are to
have a great demonstration Saturday
night, in which tbe Rock Island clubs will
Scrofula, whether hereditary or ac
quired, ia thoroughly expelled from tbe
blood by Hood's Sarsaparilla. the great
We hesitate to state the case as stroagly as it merits. It might seem boastful
1 overdrawn, but tbe facts are none the less true, that we are showing mora go4dl
style garments, a greater variety of cuts and lengths, more safe bargains to buy,
more reliable workmanship, better fits, with an air, a style and finish, not match
ed at tbe price on either sid o' the river What we say holds good any day ia
the week, and we stand ready to prove our assertion at any time.
Among tbe nearly two thousand new books received during tbe past ten days, w
call attention to a great big quarto Webster Dictionary which we shall sell sS
47c. See the size, notice The binding; worth treble 12mo fiction, history,
prose, etc- at 11 and 15c Juvenile books by the dray load are arriving nearly
every day; noncompetitive prices through the entire line. Tou will bay every
book tou want of us this year, sure.
We wanted to sav a few words about Bed Comfor's and Bed Blankets, but we havs
no time to write, and not enough space to tell one-half.
1720, 1722 and 1724 Second Avenue.
Special Sale of
BOOTS AND SHOES
AT THE CARSE & CO. STAND.
CARSE CO S
Wright & Peters' Dongola Hand Turn and Welt f4 60
Dull dong welts 4.50
D;iigolas M. 8 3 50
Mat kid top 4.60
" Straight goat 2.75
Stribley's Dongola hand turn , . 4.00
M. S. patent tip 3.00
French & Hal 's Cordovan Hand Sewed 5.50
". Calf Hand Seet 5.50
B .v 8tte Calf Welt 5.00
We Guarantee the above to be lower than ever before offered. Call at
store and inspect our goods and prices; -we have also a great many other bar
gains that we are now ottering
Successor to Carse & Co., 1622 Second Avenue.
READ THIS !
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
Pare lile Caret
Norton's Needling Claret
Mudeira ..IS 8
Sweet Catawba .
Old Brotherhood Brandy
Old Cherry Brandy ....1
Old Medicinal I'ort
Old Sweet Delaware 1M
Kx. Old Brocton i'ort 187S
Also, Old XXXXX Emerson Rye 79 in original qts.
T. H. THOMAS. 'Druggist
We Copy after None.
23r" handsome Panel Picture with every $15 worth of goodi
ABSOLUTELY FREE !
; Our Prizes are Winners.
. La&ie-j' fine Dorgola Button $3X0 shoe ;n this sale reduce
to $1 93. A n"t2.50 shoe cut to $1.73.
Iar nt s'loes 28 cents.
99" qualities il' ."i w y 1 1 will cause you to wonder, as they are very
Fi MOUS SHOE STORE,
108 W. 3d near Brady Davenport, Iowsu
Gk L. WYNES & CO.
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. Rock Island, Telephone 12H
402 Fifteenth street, Moline.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
Ail kinds of Cut Flowers constaiitlj on riant.
Green Too tea Flower Store-
One t ock aortl of Central Park, the largest tr la. 8U4 Brady Street, Davenport,