Rock Island Daily Argus.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
KOCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER S. 1880.
VOL. XXXV. NO. 43.
to be 20 to 30 per cent cheaper at the
HARPER HOUSE DRUG STORE
Than at any other Drujl store ia Western Illinois. Not only on Patent
Medicines but on all Standard Drusrs. Fancy Goods and Mis
cellaneous articles. Read the cut rates:
Pierce's Favorite Prescription
Pierce's Discovery -
Trask's Magnetic Ointment
Hamburg Drops 30
Hamburg Breast Tea.
Warner's Safe Cure
Pond's Extracts 3J
Hunt's Rompdv 6'
Ransom's Hive Syrup
Nichols' Bark audIron
Kennedy's Prairie Weed
Mrs. Allen's Hair Restorer. . .
Seller's Cough Syrup
Shaker Extract 45
Simmons RegHlator 70
Smith's Tonic 70
DDvci-Dirrinvd. iw pr..rriitmTt ifonnrtmfnt i stocked with rhe purest and best girst
martlet and all prescriptions arc- compound' by eicrleliceil and r. liable P'1"V,1V., I
guaranteed to be lower by 50 per cent than elsewhere Marshall FIMthK Hroi t.
" ' Second Avenne and Nineteenth 81., KocK Islam
Bucklin's Arnica Salve ' .13
King's New Discovery
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
" Eye and Skin Ointment.
Colic and Cholera Rem.
California Syrup Figs
I FLAVORS "I
MOST PERFECT MADE
Prewired with f trlct refrard to PnritY. fitrennth and
Heaii hdiliifss- !r. l'ritt-N Rakinir Powder rontam
no Atiii.ionia.Lime.Aitimnrl'hospnstes. I!"- n-
Extracts, Vanilla, Lemon, etc., flavor delieioasly.
PRICE BAKING POWDER CO. Chicago ana St Lxk.
HALF-CENT A W08H.
rZl S A A A
Eighteenth St. A I
' A A A AJ We diaUense
? jLS s comparison in our
A yv A lllie f UatS aU,i MeUS
. X Furnishing Goods generally.
Tbb A nous hereafter will publish in this col
umn all a'tverliifciiienw of Loet. Pound. For Kent
For Sle. Brrt or Kooins. Wanted, and similar
notices, at the low rate of one-half a cent a word.
acta figure a word, but no advertisement lest
than ten cents.
SECY MANNING'S KEFORT.
THE SILVER QUESTION DISCUSSED
Be Say Our First and Only Duty I to
Kepeal the Silver Bill Views on the
Reduction of Taxation l'roeeeiliiips in
Congress Caiiatlan Ufltcial Kxpited
Over tlie Ireideuts Message.
a larger lost of revenue ly enabling out 1
woolen manufactures to undersell at a profit I
the fuMurn imp irters who brought m last I
year tlo.VSuVVW worth of manufactures ol
wool, from h hich we got a tax of fJ7,27,5a).
CONGRESS AT WORK.
7PKR CENT MOKTGAGKS
Improved Iowa Farms. Securily 3 to 5 ttmeBthe
loan, anil inspected in cacn cane. Completed
loans always on hand for sate, Sizes of loans
(200 to (10,000 Time of loans 8 years. Only
choicfut loam handled. References and details
given on application either in person or letter.
U. M. BENLEY, Attorney at Law.
S14 Main St., Davenport, Iowa.
FOR SALE. OLD PAPERS IN ANY
quantity at this office, cheap.
WANTED AT ONCE A REMA
blo man tost'll chtMee nurstry slotk; good
pay, U-alv work, onuii- frrr.
JAS. K WHITNEY,
4 I n Niirt'rytnan, Kmtn:-UT, N. Y.
ANTED. FOUR GOOD ENEIt
dsv nood :s i:ood liny to rrtrlit mon; reference
required. F. 11KW EN D, Manager.
IS-lm 119 Main St. . Davenport, la
UOR BALK, SIXTY LOTS IN MY AD
dtnoris olhe city of Rock Inland on fonr year
ly payments, with interest at six percent ner an
Vm B UAVENPOKT.
Maverick National Bant,
Capital - - UOOfiOO
Surplus - - '- 400,000
115 and 117 AVest 2nd St.,
DAVENPORT, I A.
I Lave now opened the most complete stock of FINE CLOTH
ING and GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS that was
ever shown in this market, and
against all other dealers.
I have also opened a Special Department for closing out
vi i .i t?i. -i,vuin vnn ran tind cood wearing goods for
VUUS SHU lillUO) nmiviu jv- r,- "
f0n TWs and Children, in all sizes. All these goods are re
a nA vo fnrtri t.i .nr-liftlf of the orisinal nice, and marked
UUtCU VlI-i 1 " '
in plain figures.
Blankets, Blankets, Blankets,
IN ENDLESS VA1UETY.
Accounts of Bank?, Bankers and Corporation
fcoIir faciHiie forCOlXKtTIONS are exrelU-nt
and we re-discount for Banks when balance
Hop ton if a Keterve niy. ano oainm-r wnu ut
frin Banks inul lotaua in oior nwvrte uta-s;
We draw our own fcic iianr u i.uuw.m. m
'outtm-iit. ana mane tjaoie iraimn-ri y..
om v bv U'.esrrapa inrougutmi me l uhvu oi
.ml I'aitada. .
Knniia hnntrht And Mld. Slid hi"
liangfs in Wachnigton made lor Banks without
it ra charge. m x ,
iuhiv market for pnme firsts-law Invect-
mt nt Secnrltieri, and iiiviteproaUfrom State,
iimtiea and Uiee wnt-n lccuiiiK dobui.
We do acenentl Banking biio.ueei, mad Invtte
JOS. W. WORK, Cachier.
DAVIS & CO.,
A cwiipletc ?tock of
Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing,
Hose, Fire Brick, tc.
Sole a eutf for
Deane Steam Pumps,
SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS,
We i!iir.uit;' rvrrr nn; nerr'Tt. aii'l will si-nd I'upc,
twenty Ja triul, u r:iKinible prlie
Safety Heating Boilers, and Contrao
tors for furnishing and Laying
Water, Gas and Sewer Pipe.
1712 First Ave.,
Rock Island, Illinois.
Telci'hone 1148. Hi nldcnce Telephone Nrt
W. H. LUNDY,
IN KITH KB
CITY OK COUNTRY,
at moderate cb&rcce, or
and make prompt relnnia.
Iwond Annua BOCK !!. u iu.
Washington Oty, D-x. S. Kevreury
Hannuig report is a document in whk-U
the views expressej, whether tlie reaJvr
agii3es with him or iKrt, must strike evt ry one
as being pat vigorously, and by a man who
thoroughly believes that he knows whit be
is writing about, and is thoroughly ton
vimal that he is right. He tal es up the
silver questiou Hl-st, and alter fiiving a short
account of the negotiations between this gov
ernment and European governments, with
the object of securing a parity in value be
tween g ild and silver coin, aud also a brief
history of the action of Great Britian in the
premises ithat of establishing for herself a
singrle irold standanl) he shvs tho essential
condtions of monetary stibility are the free
coinage of both gold and silver each at a lull
legal tender, oin to the public, and a rated
equivalence of both metels fixed by states
powerful fioous I) to make and keep it pre
Keferring to the acts of 187d an l IhiS, hi
In fact, those two acts aie so nenrly iden
tifiil that a common authorship imirlit be
suspected. The fate is odd which apportions
blessing and cursing inversely to botli.
Th act of lh73 has been denounced anr
praised for demonetizing silver, which it did
tiot.no II renrvn no silver coin irom t iicu-
lation. It caused no coin to be sold as bull
ion. It withdrew the fuil legal tender qual
itr from nn Kilver coined. It did limit moil-
etization to treasury purchases for fractional
coin.. . , , ,
Th ct of 1S7S has been -praiseu ami ue
nounced for remonetizing silver, which it did
not do. It did limit monetization to treasury
rMirchnvs fur nun -fractional coin.
ITie act of 1S73 took a sure way to k.vp
all fractional silver coin at homo.
The act of 1M78 took a sure way to kegp nil
our non-fractional silver coin at home.
The two acts are also alike in missing the
oolnts of the monetary dithculty and cscap
ing detection of their own true chnract-r.
The act of S7I is only singular in IkwIi mis
taking the true object aud also missing what
it aimed at.
Themeth id of the two acts is identical.
Exportation would lnly Iw possible at a loss
on the silver coined under either a-t. Ill
both acta monetization is denied except U
The door of the mint is shut to the public
by both acts.
Both acts are innocent of a shai-e in caus
ing the monetary dislocation although the
act of 1WS helps to prolong it.
The secretary then summarizes the legisla
tion of this country dividing the same into
four periods l?ia to 1W4; 1XM to
to 187S; 1S78 to date. The act of 1 7'.r.- (April
sent all our gold to Europe; that of
(July :ll sent all our silver to fcuro; t Ii-
of IHXD-m (Eeb. 25 and July 1 '., i'i-', and
Mirch . lWv'.) s nt both gold and silver
abroad ; and that of 1S7X (the silver bill)
made it impossible to export the silver.
He then oppose the United states taking
the initiative for international conventions
and advises that (Irent Britain lie alloweil to
do that hereafter. He sayis the pruent sys
tem in this country is a dead weight in the
solution of the ouestion and the least credita
ble position we can occupy, and to stop tlie
purchase of silver and repeal the silver tell
is our first duty our only duty as well as
our choice and interest. The law should be
repealed with the declaration in brief that
we stand ready when Europe ;h to arce
to a fixed ratio between the two metals.
To stop the purchase of silver, the secre
tary says, will cause a fall of the nrii-e in the
London market, but that this will more
speedily bring about its restriction to its
place in the money of the world. l!ut no
such fall will be so harassing to the iierpetuai
innour of a coin mado full legal tender for
its face, vet not worth its face, which the
treasury is expected to employ like gold as it
it were worth its face.
Passing to another branch of lire sub j-ct.
Mr. Manning says:
It is a dire-t consequence of the nionet.-iry
dislocation that tiheat of India, which there
fete he. l :S rupees per qiialnlai lourteen years
ago, and there feu nes :i rupees per quamtal
to-day, can te sold in Tondon (--ost of trans
port aparll for as little as the gold price id i
silvi r rupees of India in liOiiitou tciay a
fjill of 2.'i tier cent.
This fail has caused, of course, a corre
sponding fall in the price of English and
Irish home-grown wneai in nou'em.
The lowered price of wheat in London ii
had to be met by a lower price of the Ann r-
whoat surplus soul m ijonotin. I lie
Morrill's Kreulntion Kesardin TarlfJ
ltevision House rroceediiiga,
WashimiTos City, Dec. C Senator Blah
presented lo the senate Tuesday the creden
tials ot Senator Cheney, ot sew uanHMiire,
ap)K.iute l to tenqiorarily 11 the vacancy
caused by the deal h of S.nator Fike. The
oath was tak-n by Cheney. Beck intro-
lii'fil a bill to provide for the retirement ol
V'niu l t-tates leal tender and national bans
nubs cf small denominations, and f or tin
isMie of cola rvi U neaU'S reierrea ro coiiiiiuir
tee on tiiuuiv. Van Wyck introduced
bill to exempt imported sugar and moUws f
from duly, as well as imported limDer sim.
Morrill offmed a resolution to the eheel
that the promise of making any revision ol
the tariff in a spirit of fairness to all domes
tic interests regardful of the labor and capi
tal involved and without depriving Amiri
can labor of abilitv to compete successfully
with foreign labor, appears so obviously
hopeless and impracticable that any attempts
at revision bv the present congress are to ue
regarded as inexpedient and detrimental tc
I he reviv al ot the trades and industry ot tni
country, lie gave notice mat on iuuiuj
next he would submit some remaras on u
siihieet. Laid over for one day.
Danes uttered a resolution instructing me
committee on finance to inquire and report
what specific reductions can be made in cus
torn duties and internal taxes, without im-
nairine the prosperity and development or
home industries or the compensation of home
labor: laid over.
The death of Representative Price of Wis
consin, was then announced ; a resolution of
condolence adopted and hpooner, llander-
son. and Blackburn, were appointed a com
mittee to attend the funeral. Similar
nounceiuents were made iu the cases of Beach
and Arnot of Sew York and out of resiiect
to the memory of the three deceased repre
sentatives the senate at 2 o'oclck adjourned.
In the house after the reading of the jour
nal, under the call of states, the following
were introduced and referred: By Herbert
of Alabama, resolution authorizing the com
mittee on rules to designate any measure
for consideration by the house on notice ol
oiiMlav: bv Adams of Illinois to change tht
law relative to the amount of government
lwnds to 1; kept on deposit by nationa
lianks as security for their notes.
llv t'ox of New York, amendatory of thi
revised statutes so as to correct existing law
which authorizes two salaries one to a con
gressman, the other to an officer, such as 8
l intel Slates minister abroad. (The resolu
tion provides that a niomber-elect shall re
ceive comncnsation onlv fro m the dat ot
his election and not while holding any fed
Iiv MaOon of Indiana, to prevent a con
tra :tion of the cunvrcv. (ft authorizes tht
secivtarv of the treasury to issue United
Mates trrasui v not s of the same denomina
tions as any national bank notes that may
have l-en heretofore or may hereafter bo re
tire! from circulation by reason of the pay
ment of any Iwuds held by national banks to
secure their circulation).
The committees were called but no reports
In the morning hour Bragg of Wisconsin
called nn anrl the house passed the senat
bill providing that graduates ot nestioint
shall receive tho pay of a second lieutenant
from the date of graduation.
The house then iinK-eeded to consider the
senate electoral count bill with the proposed
house amendments. Caldwell, of Tennessee,
during she course of a speech in support of
the hill, said if enacted the bill would settle
all questions which arose from time to timi
as to the electoral count am!
uonid decide that tlie power tc
iwant tlie vote did not
side in Hie pri-ident of the senate, that it re
si.le.1 in the t wo houses of congress. At the
conclusion of Caldwell's remarks the hou e at
i:ti p. in. adjourned.
"If people could only know
what a eplendid medicine
Simmons Liver Regulator is
there would be many a phy
sician without a patient and
many an interminable doe-
tor but saved. 1 consmer it
infallible in malarial infec
tion. I had for many years
been a perfect physical
wreck from a combination
of complaints, all the out
growth of malaria in my
system, and even under tne
skillful hand of Pr. J. P.
Jones, of this city, I had de
spaired of everbeini? a well
woman again. Simmons
Siver Regulator was recom
mended to me. I tried it;
it helped me, and it is the
only thing that ever did me
any good. 1 persevered in
its use, and I am now in per
fect health. I know the
medicine cured me, and I
always keep it as a reliable
'standby' in my family."
Mrs. Maky Ray,
has onr letter Z stares in red on front of rapper.
J. H. ZEILIN & CO.,
Sole Proprietors. PHILADELPHIA, : a.
COOK STOVES I
HARD COAL STOVES,
WILIARD BAKER & CO.'S,
PKICU H 00.
Opposite Harpr House,
I have just received my first installment of my
Foreign importations of
FALL AND WINTER WEAR,
And extend a cordial invitation to my patrons for an inspection
of the same. Very finest work, Lowest prices, and
perfect fit guaranteed.
J. 13. ZIMMBR,
No. 1810 Second Avenue. Rock Island, 111.
(Eighteenth Slrcit under Hock IslsudNat. Bsnk.
JOHN 0. FREED, Proprietor.
nrspecl.1 attention paid to tne custom Wnr. Repairing done nc.tly anil proipiij.
Tfccolrl Fire and Time-Trie, rompaoles Re
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAID.
alou af low a an Reliable Company ao afford
Tnr Patron ac- ip smic.iwt
O, E. MILES
- WINTER '87.-
HOPPE, e TAILOR,
(Successor to and late Cutter for I. I.iberman,)
1803 Second Ave., Rock. Island.
Worsteds, London Suiting and Trouserings.
Largest Mil most complete stock at the Lowest Prices.
Particular Attention given to Good Work.
J. T. DIXON,
And Dealei in Mens' Fine Woolens,
1706 Second avenue.
EXECUTKS CUTS OF
Buildings, Machinery, Por
traits, Animals, &c.
Also Electrotype- Plates
furnished in any nnmbet.
Office anil Reilrlenre rear of Christian Chapel,
Brady street, between 4th and 5th,
j W. Ross,
Superintendent of Buildings,
Kldndge Block. Cor. 3d and Perry St.,
S. T. W ATKINS,
(Successor to W ATKINS A HILL,)
Dry and Green Wood.
Will also attend to Hauling of all Kinds
Office at yard, corner of 27th street on Molire
orciem may oe
avenue. Te.epnotie ro. ivt ,
left at either place.
they know all about Mustang Lie
iment. Few do. Not to know is
not to have.
price of our Kill-runs wneai. inn'nnnif hh
price of the whole wheat crop of the I'liited
So that the runnel nry dislocation has al
ready cost oin farming (lopulution, ho
number nearlv one-half the tot.il jKipiilation
of the United "Stales, an almost hiiKnniitaliie
sum, a loss of muliona iip"n nniimK of ilol
Um ovvrv renr a loss which thov will con
tinue to suffer so Ions as congress delays to
ton the silver Plirclm' ami by that act tn
compel an international riiln-ss
To atnn tin nurchaso of silver" says tlie
report, "will arrest the growth of that staiul-
inir shame in our finance, the treasury sur
plus. It will f ut us iu the way of almllshin:
the sarin altorether. not bv cheatiii!! our
creditors, shavin j our pensioners, or crip
Tilinc our w ue-earuers, but by eiiylniiii; th:
treasury tj bol l the silver dollar firmly in a
local writy it'i tho cold dollar until we
can unite an llio leading powei-s iu rebir-
iug and establishing their pi-ruiMient e:jjV
alenee." On the subject of revenue reform the s'c
retary snys the jwople are teieii $l'-'5,"11",1""
per year in excess of what is necessary, and
he earnestly iirces a reilurtion of the same,
and in this connection takes proiind that wii;
be visorously contustd by a large ftorticn ot
the people. He says we should reduce taxa
tion immediately to an annual revenue suf
ficing to pay our annual exj nditure, n
cludiiiR He sink ins fund, and eiciulm the
silver ptircliase. Fay our unfunded dbt of
JiS4ti.tkHl.nlli with the .resent sin -plus, nd
the surplus which will accrue liefore Hie
whole reduction of taxation can U- made i
take effect, and while no more fuiuw debi
can lie paid except at a premium durmj; tut
five years from now until ISiil.
And he recommends the rere.il of the act,
of May M, urn, making compulsory the re
issue o greenbacks. He then energeti
cally antagonizes the alleged power ot the
government to make anything except, pun
and silver a legal tender, declares th it tb
consensus of the best opinion, the history at
the country and the constitution is agamst. it
and that if the power ever existed in the
government it should be abolished; and at
any rate at this time twenty years after
tile exigency that caused the issne of the
greenbacks there is no excu for their fur
His views of reduction of taxation are that
aU raw irmteriata-shonld be free of duty and
that hundreds of articles w uch now pny
duty should go .on tae iree list.
He quotes tli ptenge maw 111 me
ocratir national platform of 1SS4 and urges
iu fulfillment. The tariff is a legacy or. tne
war, he says, aud u within a per cent, of as
high a it was during the war. Free trade,
be snys, no living man will ever nee. but
protectiim is a misnocaer and implies tlm!
imiustries elsewhere are superior to ours,
which is not true. The "poduuu- labor" cry
is characterized as a bugaboo; highly paid
hi or mans efficient labor labor that pro-
ducsi most at the least cost He opposes the
abatement of the tax on sugar and advocate
free wool, saying that It pays a small propor
tion of the revenue while the cost of woolen
clothing is one of the heaviest our peopk
have to pay. The tax prevents us from com
peting wiua other nations in wool manufact
ures, and is generally, he thinks, one to be
Rotten rid of. He closes the subject with the
To make wool free of tax may finally wars
THE FISHERIES QUESTION.
,n,,li.,n Officials Ksxiled Over Mr.
IcveiaiHl' Views on the Sjiliject.
Washington City, Dec. S A siecial
from tlttaw.i, tan., says: ine passages in
President Cleveland s message relating to the
action "I t anadian officials towara Amen-
ran tMiennen created quite a sensation in
drn.irtuienll circle here, and are not
pard.il .i calculated to facilitate a settlement
of tlie disputed question. ine spirit 01
courU-sy which existc4 in the enforcement of
rejoiii'.tions by the t'ar.adian pjverament is
contriisl."! with the si-iitire of British vesselt
in the iiortliern I'acific and the allegeil unjust
tivatiuent of llic cn'wsnf the latter. The en
tire t':inndin press is sure to condemn l'resi
dent ( Irv. laii.l Kone of the cabinet minis
ters w ill discuss tho message, but all re-echo
tli.: ,ii s,re cf the American government tK
see a .;iit mid acivptable conclusion reached.
It mil le ivlied upon that Canada will not
bark down without cause from the firm
stand s'je tins taken. It is officially learncl
that il inatlrs are not settled before spring
the Canadian pair.'! service w ill be extended
bv the mlilitiun of six n -w cruisers, inriud
ins several steamers. Tho increass in tlie
ti-hms industry throughout the maritime
proi m.Ts is most uiai ke.1, cswially since
tin- abrogation of the tieatv, and lie i.l-
crease in .Nova S vtia has been proportion
aie. T-. n yell's ao but nine vessels en
i-.ii:ril i:i the Tenure Kdwald Island fisheries:
n.iw tlier.-are fifty-three vesi-ls with i.0 10
fathoms ol seines.
to the court of last
not necessary to the
AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT.
An Opinion ou the Principles of the
f rcnrii spoliation 1'Iaima.
W.sHiXi:To- City. llec. 8 The court ol
claims last Mav ieided favorably to Um
ciriiiiaiiis to the general principles applicable
to t!i ,. Fruii h siKj:iaiion claims. Sim-ethen
the ciAeriiment has moved for a rehearing
and uivrniiunt on this motion has lieen going
on for s'.iiiic two ffwU Monday the court
derided theiiiotion against tlie government
Juti-,c J i!m Havis delivere.1 the opinion.
TiiC i-cnir.il rrincipiVs decided in May
are i,vdlinmd and tho court con-
tldciN :n tt toil other points, holding
that ii v.- i rould not lie legally
condemn- ni the single gniuud that her
crew d:J ii'i,. conform to rrench laws. Ihe
decisions ot in, courts are not binding on
tne j.hti..i liei'artiuents of foreign govern
uocnts; tl nt iot npisal
ri'sort m I-ranee was
valiililv f the sp:lation claims, tiecause
such an iiuiK'al would have lee:i useless or
im practicable, and Ivcause France did not
require it as a condition prcceilcnt to a re
covery of indemnity. The tptnion discusses
tlie law of nations :.s applied to neutral
rights and holds generally, while reserving
particular cases for discussion upon their
individual merits, that the conduct of France
toward American commerce prior to ltiOO
Longs fur Kest and Quiet,
Washington City, Dec a Attorney
General Uarland has written as follows lo
friend in Little Kock, Ark: '! am at pres
ent trying to serve tlie whole country as an
impartial adjunct to the cabinet, and the
question of whether or net I will be a candi
date for re-election to the united states sen
ate two years heuce is so far in the future
that I have not even thought of the subject.
However, I feel safe in saying that my offi
cial services will erase for awhile at the end
of my term as attorney general, because I
long for the rest and quiet I at least merit
at the hands of the good people of Arkansas
who have honored me by political prefer-
JOHN T. NOFfSKEIl.
Ton can got cut rates over any railroad
t Blake's ticket office 1808 Second
JL DAVID DON
' - .-.-..a-iM-.'f.-.;
Is sending out Stoves lively, all on ac
count of tlie Closing Out Sale.
Two MM aifl Fifty
To be sold by-
Now is your time to get a cheap Stove
HARD COAL, SOFT COAL, WOOD or
any kind of a Stove.
t5FAlso sole agent for the celebrated
Garland and Riverside.
1617 Sfcond Aenne, Rock Island
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