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THE AKGUS, S.ATUilDAY JANUAUY Z3, 1893.
rmkUshed Dally and Weekly at 1084 Second
ATenue, Kock Island, 1'u.
J. W- Potter,
Tskms Dally 50c pr month; Weakly a.00
par annum; In advance $1 .60.
All communications of a critical or argaraenta
ttra character, political or religions, most kave
real name attached for publication. No such
artkiles will be printed over fictitious signatures.
Anoymona communications not noticed.
Correapondenee solicited from every townihip
la Bock Island connty .
Satubdat, January 23. 1893
Roger Q. Mills was re-elected to the
United S ates senate Tuesday of this
week. The Hogg faction fought hard,
but were compelled to yield. Mills got
143 votes out of the 153 that were cast
The democrats of Wisconsin have
chosen wioety and well in the selection of
Representative J. L Mitchell to repre
sent the state in the senate the next six
years. Mr. Mitchel is now a member of
congress, a man of great ability and en
ergy, is a son of the late Alexander
Mitchell tf the Milwaukee road fan.e,snd
will make a creditable member of the
tipper house of congress.
Millionaire Black, a prominent
statesman of Detroit, has "come to"
since the election and makes these sensi
hie observations: "Just because a man
has had some luck in business, it is pre
sumed that he outclasses a man with ten
times his brains who has not been so
successful. It is time that there was an
end to such rot. The almighty dollar is
the brand which has been adopted by
the republican party. It was made the
republican standard. A campaign was
fought out on the dollar issue and what
do we facet Absolute defeatl Beaten
t all points; reuted horse and foot."
The supreme court of Illinois has de
cided that Sec 14 of the fish law, allow,
ing an appeal on the part f the prosecu
tion, when a party has been tried and ac
quitted in a justice's court for violation
of the law, to be unconstitutional, and
the decision therefore annuls that oart of
the law. The court holds that section of
theststute to be in conflict with Art.2,Sec.
10 of the constitutiou, which provides
that "No person shall be compellei in
any criminal case to give e i lence
against himself, or be twice put in j o
pardy for the same offense." The ques
tion was brought before the court in a
suit from Mercer county. Jimes Miner
nd Fred Sillick were tiitd before a jus
tice Bid jury in New Boston township
for illegally catching and killing fish, and
the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
Fish Warden Hudson took an appeal to
the circuit court, where on motion of de.
fendants the appeal was dismissed. The
case went to the supreme court on a writ
of error, which latter court sustains the
rulings f Judge Glenn, and declares
that part of the law providing for such
appeals in criminal prosecutions under
the fish law, unconstitutional. The de
cision affects no other provisions oj the
How Turin Grow.
A reader of the Courier-Journal, resid
ing in Missouri, sends us the following
"Compare the tariffs of Washington's,
J. Q Adams' and Jackson's administra
tions on some articles in common use,
and give an explanation of each ir you
- The first tariff bill was passed July 4.
1789, shor:ly after the inauguration of
Washington. This formed the basis of
the tariff during hiB administration,
though sundry amendments were adopted
from time to time. The scale of duties
daring nearly the whole of John Quincy
Adams' administration was fixed by the
act of May 23. 1824. and Feb. 11. 1835.
The famous "bill of abominations" was
passed in May, 1828 and this was in
force during the greater part of Jackson's
first term It was modified by the acts
of Jnly 13 and 14, 1832, and by the com
promise larr ff of 1833. which provided
for gradual reductions. The larger re
ductions for which this act provided did
not take effect until after the close of
Jackson's second term.
The act of 1789 Imposed taxes on com
paratively few enumerated articles, and
b per cent on thoae not enumerated. The
highest rate waB 15 per cent on carriages,
which were regarded as luxuries China
ware paid 10 per cent; ready-made cloth
ing 7J per cent; manufactures of glass
10 per cent; manufactures of iron 7J per
cent. Cnton, cotton goode, weol and
manufactures of wool, not beine ser
ially enumerated, were subject only to
ine nuiy oi o per cent on unenumcrated
B 1624 the appetite for high protec
tive duties had grown considemblv. Car
riages were taxed 80 per cent., or twice
as much as in 1789. Other commodities.
not luxuries, showed a much greater rate
of increase, and the number of enumers
ted articles bad been enormously aug
mented. China ware was taxed 20 per
cev., reany made clothing 80 pt cent..
or four times as much as in 1789; glass
2 cents pound and 20 per cent ad
valorem; pig iron 50 cents per hundred
weight, equal to $11.20 per ton; rolled
iron, sheets and rods, 8 cents a pound. or
$157.21 per ton; manufactures of cotton
25 per cent; wool 15 to 30 per cent;
manufactures of wool 25 to 33 per cent.
The act of 1828 did no disturb the
duties on carriages orchinaware, but pu
up the rate on rlathing to 50 per cent.
The duty on pig iron was advanced from
60 to 62 cents per cwt; on sheets and
rolled to 8J cent a pound; on birs and
bolts to $37 per ton. Wo d wo-ln over
10 cents a pound was taxed 4 cents a
pound and 40 to 50 per cent ad valorem;
manufactures of wool, not otherwise pro
vidid. 40 and 45 per cent. The bill t on,
tains many otbt r objectionable provi
sions, relating to class'fition, etc.,
which made it very unpopular. Many
of its extreme features were removed in
The compronn to tariff of 1833 pro
vided that all duties over 20 per cent
should be reduced by one-'enth of the
excess after Jan 1, 1834; ne-tenth more
after Jan. 1, 183 5; another tenth in 1838
and still another in 1840; after July 1,
1842, there was ti be a uniform duty o'
20 per cent on all dutiable articles. When
1842 arrived the Uriff was again "revised"
upward by the protectionists.
The figures heie given show that pro
tectionists are never satisfied with the in
direct bounties granted them, but are tl-wa-s
calling for more. Some of the du
ties of 1828 were very moderate when
compared with those of the McEinley
A ROAD CF SOLID SALT.
fta Grading: Described by an Knglneer
Two Graves There.
The grading a road of salt was until
recently an unexpected task in en
gineering, and is thus described by
one of its operators in the Age of Steel.
In what is knovn as the Death valley
we found a streti h of solid salt about
eight miles across In a sense it was
level there wen no hills or valleys.
In another seusj there was scarce a
level square inch on tlie whole beds,
for trhe salt crust I ad probably, through
the influences of heat from above ami
of moisture from below, been thrown
up in the most jagged peaks, pyra
mids anil cris-crjssed ridges imagin
able. They were net high --none more
than four feet but there was not a
level space even for a man's foot be
tween them. Evory step made was on
a ragged point or edge of some kind.
The nearest appr lach to anything like
that I have ever seen was on Lake Erie,
where two fields had been jammed to
gether by the w ir d and held so by the
frost. The ragged ice masses were
somewhat like these salt masses.
Ihey were larget, but they were not
so sharp or in any way so diQicult to
Judging that the crust would sus
tain the weight of the wagons the
workmen swung the slodge-hamniers
day after day unt il they had beaten
down these pinnacles into a smooth way
six feet wide. Jt was nerhaiis the
most laborious engineering work ever
done in the country, for the climate
and location, far f om civilized habita
tions, combined t; retard the efforts
of the workmen. The roadway, when
completed, led over what may properly
be called a naturally formed bridge of
salt eight miles long the only bridge
of the kind in the world.
As one enters th.j easterly end of this
road, two unmarked graves are seen
n the salt crust n -ar the track. Thev
are the graves of unknown men who
died there from the boat, and. after
the fashion of the country, were bur
ied where tliev fell. Thev were cov
ered over with p'eces of salt, broken
rcom the pinnacle! near by. I lie crust
was ton hard to warrant "digging into
it. One must travel a long time to
find two more graves like' these, if,
indeed, two mre'oan be found in the
STORY OF A FLEA.
Illustrating the Savins That Virtue It
Always Its Own Reward.
"There," exclain ed Grimsby, "there's
that pettky ilea now that's been biting
me." And wetting his linger, in an
other instant lie would have captured
and killed the l inible little insect.
But ere Grimsby could accomplish his
murderous purpose, says the Boston
Transcript, Fogg seized him by the
hand, exclaiming: "What are you
thinking of. mau? For heaven's sake,
don't kill him!"
"Don't kill him! echoed Grimsby,
interrogatively, "and why not. pray?"
Do you want the varmint to linish me
"o," replied Fogg; "I know it isn't
pleasant to be hi ten by a flea, but I
owe my life perhars to a flea, and how
do I know but this is the very flea that
was my preserver!
"It wnsone day tl is very summer," he
continued, "I was taking a tramp out
in the country, when suddenly it came
on to rain. Lookii g about for a shel
ter, my eyes fell u ion a barn with the
door wide open, perhaps half a mile
away. 1 started on a run for the barn
and reached it jmt as the rain came
down in torrents. I had one foot on
the barn floor and was just about to
enter when a great dog, with glaring
eyeballs and red tongue, rushed to
ward me with an av ful growl. I could
feel his hot breath in my face. In an
other instant his cruel teeth would
have been in my throat, I could actually
feel his slobber on my neck. But in
the nick of time in turned wrathfully
to bite his own flank. I saw the w hole
thing as by inspiration. A Ilea had
distracted his attention from the busi
ness in hand. I a ways was quick at
resources. When tiie dog went for the
flea I stepped back, shut the door to
with a crash, and I was saved. I was
saved by that flea, and, as I 6aid be
fore, the flea which you would have
slain may be the identical insect to
whom I owe everything."
Grimsby said nothing for the space
of two minutes. Then lie looked at
Fogg iu an admirhi.; manner and de
livered himself as follows: "Yes, Fogg,
it would have been too bad for the
world to lose such a beautiful liar as
Tike a Good onunTtm
life, because everjbod mint give It np! Bat
yon needn't be in at nrry about it t Life is
worth the living t To prolong it. in wo-th your
untiring effort! Don't give U! without call ngto
,tour rescue (bat grnd oi l family medicine Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery Many a
worn oat, exhausted body ha it made over giod
as newt It ttrengtbena, bull s up, invlgo a e,
assi-Ung nature, and not v olath g it. Cur a 'lver
disease, indigestion, and .ill blood-tainta and hu
mors. Mire and lasting benefit guaranteed, or
money refunded. AU drt ggUta.
NO WORK WITHOUT ITS WOE.
Ilia That Attack Telephone Glrls.BleycU
Riders and Gam Chewers.
"In this fast age we are a prey to
some ruignty funny diseases."
The man who said this to a N. T.
Herald man, one of the widely known
physicians of New York, went on to
explain as follows: "The other day
my son asked me to buy him a bicycle,
and, while I would like to do it, I have
been hesitating because I know that if
he rides very much he will become
afflicted with the 'safetv 6toop.'
Catarrhal laryngitis is the latest dis
ease charged up against the bicvcle.
I was going along the street the other
day and I saw a half dozen young men
who were neither straight nor crooked.
They were all bicycle riders, as I could
tell at a glance, and they were all
afflicted with the 'safety stoop.' -Safety
stoop' is a mighty bid thing. The
man with the 'safety stoop.' as it is
called, often suffers impaired vitality.
There is a peculiar hump on his back
that cannot be explained in words. It
looks something like the stoop of the
fellow who does the single scull act.
To ride the bicycle is no doubt health
ful recreation, but, like everything
else in this world, it has its draw"
backs, and one of them is the 'safety
"The other day," went on the doctor,
"a young woman called on me at my
office and said: Doctor, I don't know
what is the matter with mv ir. I am
getting deaf in my left eaV.' Well, it
was a case of the -telephone ear.' You
would be surprised if you knew how
many of our young women are becom
ing partially deaf t hrough the constant
use of the telephone. I t is such a com
mon case now that the aurists have
coined the name 'telephone ear' to de
signate the peculiarities of the case.
The 'telephone ear' is the result of the
never-ending use of one ear in listen
ing at the receiver of the telephone.
1 advise all young people, and old
ones, too, who are afflicted in this
way, to vary the ears in listening
through the 'phone. If they do not,
sooner or later the hearing o"f the ear
that is worked too much 'will become
sertously, perhaps permanently, im
paired. "Another strange case," went on the
man, "is found among our girls, who
are altogether too much addicted to
the use of chewing gum. Now, a girl '
who chews gum on every occasion is I
working her jaws too much in con
nection with her average amount of
talking. The result is the muscles of
the jaws are overstrained. There is a
reaction. Her jaws become set and
well nigh immovable. Her speech then !
takes tlie torm ot monosyllables. I do
not want to be misunderstood in this
matter. I say that the girl who chews
gum to excess will, sooner or later.find
that her jaws rfuse to act with their
"It is widely known that the dentist's
disease, for illustration, is a kidney
complaint. Nine dentists out of ten
suffer with it. This is because their
work compels them to stand hour after
hour rooted to one s;ot. The strain
falls on the smali of the back ami, as it
happens, develops kidney trouble. I
mention this as an illustration of what
1 am driving at,
"As the result of the recent prize
right lift ween Sullivan and Corbett
some unique conclusions were drawn
as to why the famous man hud Uot
"John L. went in the ring with too
much cerebral fat on his neck. You
know the seat of miiseular activity is
in the cerebellum. 1 advance "the
startling theory that the trouble with
John I,. was that he had too fat a neck.
This prevented him from striking a
rapid blow. ,
"If a man has a fat neck he might
have all the science in the world, yet
his blows would be so slow that they
would not amount to very much. He
might be able to thiuk quick enough,
but before he could turn his thought
into blows his name would be mud."
While it. is ever 'hirty years ago since
Alicock's Porous Plasters were first intro
duced to the medical profession and
tublic, tlie marked success and unprece
dented popularity which they met with
not only continues, tut steadily increases
No other plasters have been introduced
whi h gtin so many testimonials of high
value as those continuously accorded to
Alicock's Porous Plasters and the only
motive for these exceptional tributes lies
m the fact of their being medical an1
pbarmacutical preparation of superior
value. Additional proof of the true val
ue of Alicock's Porous Piasters lies in
the fact that they are being largely imi
tated by unscrupulous persons, who seek
to deceive the public by offering plasters
which they claim to be the "same,"
"equal, "as good," "better." "best
porous plaster," etc., while it is in gener
al appearance only that tbey resemble
Alicock's. Every one of the so called
porous plasters are imitations of All
cock's Porous Plasters.
Avoid dealers who attempt to palm off
inferior and worthless plasi s that are
purchased by tbem at low rates for the
purpose f f ubsritutj.-B.
Belief" in Hi Mother.
One of the emperor's household tells
this story about the little crown prince
of Germany: A clergyman was re
cently explaining to him that all men
are sinners, whereupon the royal pupil
asked gravely if his father.the emperor,
was not an exception to this rule.
"No." replied the clergyman. "he is not.
The kaiser is a sinner like every other
mortal." "Well, I am positive of one
thing." insisted the little prince, "and
that is that my dear mother is no sin
ner!"; Uustruted A mertcaii.
A queer wild auimal was killed in
an Indiana town a short time ago.
According to reports, "it neeaied to be
a cross between a badger and a ground
hog, with a while face, powerful legs
aud claws, and a long, pointed nose."
if you will, l.ut be 8ur to Sozoriont
ri: ht awav, in order to carry . ff tig iDja.
rioua effects uo.n ihi teeth. All candy
ea'ers nh.uld carry Sozodont mvU them,
if they wish to kep their teeth sound.
Sick Headache and relieve all tho troubles locf
dent to a bilious Btate of the system, suoh aa
Diauness, Kauseb, Drowsiness, Distress sites
tiatiug. Pain in the Bide, to. While their moat
remark aile success k&B been shown in curing
Heartache, yet Carter's Little XJver PITTS ara
equally valuable in Constipation, curing and pro
Tenting th is annoying complaint,while they alaa
correct all disorders of thes toraach stimulate th
liver and regulate the bowels. Even if they only
r&clietneywoald be almoatprioelessto those wfi9
eu.'er from thu distressing complaint; bnt fortu
nately theirgoodn-Msdoes noend h rre,aad those
Wbjonce try them will find these littlo pills val u
Cblelnsoiany ways that they will not ba wil
ling to do without them. But after aliaick heac
fls the bane of so many lives that here ts whors
'ire make our great boast. Our piUa cure it while
bthors do not.
Carter's Uttle Liver Pills are very small and;
very easy to take. One cr two pills uiakeadosa.
They are strictly vegetable aad do no gripe or
purge, but by their gentle action please all who
Csethem. In vialsat ysnts ; fivefrtl. Sold
by druggists every vero, or aunt by i ail.
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Weachester Fire Ins. Company of JJ . Y.
Buffalo Oerman Ins. Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Rochester Oerman Ins. Co., Rochester. H. Y
Oitisens Ins. Co., of Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sun Fire Office. London.
Dnioa In. Co., of California.
Security Ins. Co.. New Hiven, Conn.
Milwaukee Mechanics Ins. Co., M Uwaukee, Wil
Serman Fire Ins. Co., of Peoria, 111,
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WM. GLASS, Proprietor.
Haaufactsrer of all kinds of
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Unta Fine Shoes a specialty. R-rwIrtnedone neatly and promptly.
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Save money bv buying yonr Crockery, Glassware Cut
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Reliable 5 and 10 Cents Store.
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B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor eind Builder.
Office and Shop Comer SeTenteeBth 8t. . . T TelapC
and Seventh Avenue, J : IVOCK ISUi-
WAU kinds of carpenter work a imodaltj. Plans and estimate, for all kinds of bci".
ftuniabea on application.
SETTERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
AU Kinds ot Carpenter Work Done.
Genera Jobbing done on short notice and anaractlos. guaranteed.
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MR. H HIRSCHBTBr"""
The well-lrn,.wn T,-ic si, o
N. E. cor. 7.1, an i oiu- ""
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cefehra'e.- puim.n.i S.ocillcL' ,6
glasces, and aim, for Li, ti " f
Changeable MiertMri. .. - .. ' 5
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evermHde :n siecia(- i.. ' i1"1
construction of tne Lc, r a
chasing a pair of the Snr.j-i
Glas'er never ha- to change rV,.!
from the eyes, and every ;', .'
is guaranteed, so thnl if ifcev
the eyer (no matter how nr rn-A
Lenses are) they w;ll forr.H
witb a new fair of v!aePfr
and invites ail to ;., .j.4?
of the jrrestsnperioritjotihtttG
over any and all others now iL t
and examine the same at T H
druegist and optician. Hoc
No Peddler Snnplisd,
workmanship, has receive
Suitings "and Overcoa ings.