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THE ARGUa FJRID AY, FEBRUARY 1891.
rbhhrl DaMj od Weekly a 1SS4 Sennd A
bk. Bock Isiand. 111.
J. w. Potter.
T-Dily. SOe per month; Weekly, $2.00
per toss el
All eura mueiearkme of a critical or krjrne-n-t
Te ctrcter. political or re'!cioo. nuct hare
ret! nt -a auac bed for pablfcatkre Tfo each arti
tidee will be prime! Ter Sctitkma nguatarea
Anonymoaa commit) ieatioD am noticed.
Correspondence solicited from erery u wnt hi p
tk Hock 1 aland oocoty.
F idiv. Febrcart 27 fl.
1 he 'tegrtpfcic reports wo aid indi
cate the z it to be io such nerrois con
dition that every time be steps on pir
1 or match be t Joks some one his explode
It is aid tbkt Mr. Cleveland is annoy
ed by people who write him political let
teos. If so. he is right, as be neviy a!
wars is. Political letter writing is a rery
bad and annoyine habit.
Senator Crawford in an interview at
Springfield said recently that cot only
was be, bim?elf, for Streeter, bat thl
"on'side of a few politicians the republi
can party of my district is for Streeter.
and the politician! d m'l ran my district."
This revelation mast be highly gratify
ing to the republicans of the dis'rict. the
misses acd the leaden of whom, let it
be siJ with all proper regard for Craw
ford's know'edj of the situation,
are h b-v.it as m:ch dismasted
with the wy their representa
tives at SpriogSe'd are actios as
they re with Crinford hirr.se'f. It is not
an mrr q'i-:H occurrinc: to Lave lenlirg
republicans voluntarily repudiate such a
statement, ri'i mioy hve on the contrary
cxpre-se-l :heir de&ire to see any man in
the stt'e chosen rather thn Streeter, and
no', a few hiye said "Give us Palmer ten
to Gee." Tni luyal republican citizen no
matter ho- r aily tisfense of reason may
k wurp.ii hy pl:t:ci will sy amen to
the 1 ti: r H-n'iT.erjt-
Amdi the Ire palter.
A Wow at tbe United Order of Depu
ties ht 1 titfiilar organ:Zit!ons was dealt
in the secv.e Tuesday morning by Sena
atr Mthoney, who introduced a bill
mkin tlem criminal conspiracies when
ihy incorporate in their constitution or
by IiT3 or tiye for the purposs of their
orgin z ih prevention of persons
from holding office because of nationality
or religion. The full text of the bill is as
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the people
of the state of Illinois, represented in
the general assembly, that seetion 46 of
an act entitled, "An act to revise the law
in relation to criminal jurisprudence; ap
proved March 27. 1874. in force July 1.
1S74." be amended so as to read as fol
lows: "Sec. 43. If any two o: more persons
conspire and agree with the fraudulent
or malicious intent wrongfully and wick
edly ;o injure !fce person, character, bus
iness or property of another, or to ob
tain money or other property by fnlse
pre'.cuoco, jr do any iiieai act, iujur
ious to the public trade, health,
morula, police or administra
tion of p .b'ic justice, or to prevent com
ii;,,n i i, lftt ngof any cnntrict by
the .race or the aatta nt:es of any coun
ty ri'y. town or village, or to induce
any p r o not to enter into such compe
ti' on, or to prevent the election to public
f-ffi :. of auy pu:Bon bciuse of the na
tiuoality or religious opinions or belief of
such person, or to commit any felony,
they shall be ueenv;d guilty of a conspir
acy; and every such off nder and every
person convicted of conspiracy at com
mon Uw shall be imprisoned in the peni
tentiary not eicie lio j three eirs. or
fined not exceeding $1,000."
Senator Mahoney, in speaking of Lis
measure; said: "Section 3 cf the consi
tir.ion declares among other things that
tte free exercise and enjoyment of reli
gious profession and worship with' u', dis
crimination shall forever be eairanteed,
and no person shall be denied any civ il or
politicil right, privilege or capacity on
account of his religious opinions. The
formation of any society or association to
defeat the elecion of any person to public
office because he is a member of a certain
church is clearly a criminal violation of
the c restitution and should le severely
punished. To my mind no section of
the const ition should be more strictly
liyed up to. Church rights and state
rights should be entirely seprate and
frie from one another. We are a cosmopol
itan people, and I am glad to be a. le to
say we have many good people in all the
religious beliefs, and for the prosperity,
miiintenHnrn i.nd saft-ty of our state tbey
should have their proper representation in
our government. I ran see how our
whole system of goverrment might be
overthrown by the action of a society as
described above. This is a question
which reaches the home of every man,
and now at the b'ginoing is the time to
punish crimes of this kind and stamp
them out forever."
'1 iik A Rous is glad to commend Senator
Mahoney'a bill and to express the belief
that as a measure it w 11 reach a very de
sirable end. In this same view of the
case, Tub Argus while not discouraging
the stablishment of other newspapers
deprecates the principle which is fostered
in the aim of a paper soon to be estab
Halted in this city, and which if the brags
of some members of an anti-American
snciis'y io this city are to be believed, is to
hye as its chief object the bitter antag
onism of a religious portion ot the com
muni y. Tna Arqus believes in free
speech and free prs, bat no newspaper
should be the mouthpiece of an organisa
tion which is unconstitutional io character.
FOR FREE WOOL
NfcW YORK WOOL GROWERS CON
DEMN THE WOOL TAX.
arfcabl RaoIatiaa Adopted by YFool
Grower in Ontario and Lexing-toa Coal
ties In w York A Demand for Free
Wool and Woolen Goods.
In January, 1S90, the New York Re
form clul commenced its systematic can
vass by tariff reform discussions held in
the villages and hamlets of such rural
counties of the state of New York as it
considered most in need of such treat
ment that is, of those which were ap
parently the most thoroughly wedded to
protection. The first county canvassed
was Livingston, the next was Ontario.
These two counties were supposed to be
hopelessly bigoted in favor of partisan
Republicanism and high protection. They
were the center of the fine wool growing
and the merino sheep breeding industries
of the state; the Ontario and Livingston
Sheep Breeders and Wool Growers' as
sociation was the oldest and strongest of
the non-political associations of its kind
in the country. It had been organized
fa 1-S66, and had taken a leading part in
the Syracuse convention of wool growers,
the committees from which, assisted bv
the manufacturers, secured the advance
of the tariff on wool and woolens to the
exorbitant rates fixed in 1867.
The Reform club thoroughly canvassed
these counties. In Livingston twenty
eight speeches were made by Reform
club representatives, four of them being
in joint debates. In Ontario thirteen
speeches were made, two of them being
in joint debates; and literature, espe
cially upon wool r.c 1 farming questions
was not merely distribute.! at the
meetings held, but sent throuzh tho
mails to every farmer in each of these
counties. In this section the Democratic
party is so weak that it is hard to pet
candidates to stand, and even in this la.-t
campaign no candidate for congress couM
be found in the Livingston district to
oppose the Republican leader, Hon.
James Y. Wadsworth, a man of im
mense wealth, the largest landowner ia
the county, and himself repute 1 to be a
low ianu man; while in Ontario the
county cast its normal vote, and gave
somewhat less than the normal Republic
an majority for the re-election of one of
its own citizens to congress. Eat the
other day the Ontario and Livingston
Sheep Breeders and Wool Growers' as
sociation held its twenty-fourth annual
meeting at Honem-e, New York. At
this meeting the most remarkable resolu
tions were adopted that have ever been
sent forth by a convention of wool
growers. They are as follows:
Whereas. It has been the policy in tlie past
for this aaanciation to annually pass stereo
typed resolutions praying congress to restore
the wool dcty of 1SC7 or iU equivalent; and
WbereaB, Thia afwocnaUon finally recognizes
the unsoundness of its past position on this
question, and ever ready to oorrert any error
Into which it may have fallen, we beg leave to
snbmit the following:
First We recognise that the wool duty is a
delusion and a snare to the wool grower, and
that it has largely been instrumental in dri via
to the wail an industry it was calculated to
Second Prior to tinder the varioui
changes of the wool duties, the price of wool
fluctuated, not In sympathy with the tariff, but
by reason of the ever controlling law of de
mand and supply, the grower having received
high prices and low prices under high tariffs,
and, conversely, low prices and high prices un
der low tariSa.
Third The scccess of the wool grower
pends on the tweehaof the wooiea-maaufac?-nrcr,
while tha American manufacturer is
seriously handicapped by reason of being com
pelled to pay exorlitant tarifi" taxes on trcn
pound of clothing wool imported for necessary
admixture, while all foreign countries of any
consequence nave tne bcucht or free wool, and
are thus enabled to undersell our manufact
urers. Fourth The great wool tariff of 'aCT resulted,
in driving from the eight chief wool producing
states fur whose special benefit aaid tariff was
conceived and passed more than 50jr cent, of
their sheep in a single noeade, while t he price
of wool declined in a nearly corresponding ratio.
Fifth The importation of foreign wool in
creased from 2RUO.00O pounds in 18G7 to in. re
than iai,(ft,)0 pounds in lflTL just four years
succeeding the highest duty ever imposed o.
wool and woolens.
Sixth During eight of the past eighteen
years the foreign price of imported clothing
wools at the laat port of export actually ex
ceeded the price of our domestic fleece in the
markets of Rostou, New York or Philadelphia,
while in no tingle year did the dome-stic wooU
bring the foreign price, plus the duty.
Seventh England, France and (wrmuny ar
the only three countries in the world th&t ex
port woolen manufactures in excess of the im
ports of raw wool; in other words. th-se coun
tries, by admitting wool free, have created a
demand for their home wool in excess of a!"
wools required to clothe their people, and after
giving employment to labor, export more wool
than they have imported. The United States,
ou the other hand, by imposing a high duty
on raw wool has not only destroyed our export
trade, but bo throttled oar manufacturers as to
ruin the market for domestic fleece and give to
the F.ngli-sh, French and 'iernian manufact
urers the cream of our market for cloths.
Eighth The free ici;mrtation of raw woo!
into the I'nited States would knock out the
imports of woolen goods and would revive the
-eeent depressed state of our own manufact-
rers. thus giving employment to labor here
jd create an Increased demand for our strong
wools for necessary admixture.
Ninth Recognizing the truth of the ar ove
facta, therefore, we. the members of the On
tario and Livingston Sheep Breeders and Wool
Growers' association, in convention aaemlled,
most respectfully petit ion congress to imme
diately place wool and woolen manufactures
on the free list, in order that their induttries
may again thrive and assume that magnitude
commensurate with a nation of 63,(juu,uU of
The action of these New York farmer?
presents an admirable contrast to that
taken by the Ohio Wool Growers' asso
ciation at a recent meeting in Columbus.
They passed resolutions denouncing the
manufacturers for expressing a deire for
free wool, and threatening th.tt free wool
shall be followed lyfr?o manufactures of
But the time for free woid i? near, and
when the growers thtinselves open their
eyes to the haruifula'.-.vj of th(? win J tax,
evnn to the wool gro w hi:: industry itself,
w have surely the beginning of the end.
All the fruit camk'rie.s uf California
except one have formed a trust, which a
Protectioniot paper of that i:tu.tv call a
"compact." The company will be Luown
oa Uie California Fruit Canneries iLimit
edL and it is reported as having a capital
of J5.000.000. It also has a McEnley
profaactioa dnty of 30 per cent, on canned
fruits, wiih extra duties on tho jars.
!H DESPOTISM OF TODAY.
Tb Nobility f Wealth Brprnnti Mr
Tower Than the Sword Ever Co trolled.
The feudalism of the past was that of
birth and .rank. The right to rule, won
by the father, descended to the eon. To
day the right to control the destiny, aye,
the very lives, of more thousands than
were ever held in vassalage by any lord,
descends by inheritance or bequest from
the master of milions. The nobUity of
wealth -oday represent more power than
the 6w;rd ever controlled. Is it less
dangerens? Is the power of life and
death less perilous because tho weapon
it wield is measured by Troy weight
rather t !tan by averdupois? The rich are
not all lad. nor were the feudal lords all
tyrants. The nobility of feudalism no
doubt represented a much higher level
of intelligence, enterprise and what is
often tnned public epirit than those
who were subject to their control. They
had a ri iht to claim to be the best, the
bravest, the strongest, the sweetest life
of that time. The trouble was not in
the men. but in the power they repre
sented, the power to restrict opportunity
and compel subservience.
The evil lay in the power of the few
and the helplessness of the many the
ability of the few to control and of the
need of the many to serve. It matters
nothing whether this power is attested
by the ctest of a noble or the seal of a
corporat on, the effect is the same.
Whatever promotes mastery and en
larges the domain of subserviency and
dependence, that imperils liberty. The
fact that he who wields this power is a
saint may make its exercise less irksome,
but the evil is enhanced rather than di
minished thereby, because of the leth
argy which results. Injustice is bad
enough, 1 r.t submission to wrong infi
nitely wc rse.
Ah. bu: each one now has a chance to
be the greatest! Such is the lottery of
power wi.ieh we call liberty! There is
no privileged class, we say. All are
frevboote -s on the high sea of prosperity.
A short life and a merry one for u!
Here's luc k for the man at the top, and
a curse for the poor devil at the bottom!
Competition ceres all ill-! What if men
are crusl ed? What if one man does
hold a thousand by the throat? Have
they not the same right to throttle
him if the y are brave enough and strong
enough? This is liberty! This is civili
zation! This, we teach our children, is
the best God offers or Christ promises to
man! Is it true? We know it is false.
Nevertheless, this, we say, is civilization.
It differs from barbarism chiefly in the
fact that it uses daintier weapons and
its results ire inheritable. In moral and
purpose it is the same. Tourgee's New
Novel, "Jarvale Eastman."
To the roverty Line.
The coll. it and linen goods manufact
urers of Troy never had such a success
ful six months in business as the List.
The McKholey tariff bill gave them all
the protection they asked for, and gave
their busir ess a great boom. Soma of
them are celebrating their prosperity by
cutting dewn to starvation point the
wages of the poor girls who have made
their fortuies. They are living in ele
gant mans ons, building great additions
to their mammoth establishments, living
in luxury and wearing "purple and fine
linen," while the girls they employ are
having thfir wages cut down to the
po vert y line. The impression produced
on the community by the last cut of
wages and the strike is a painful on?,
and we hepe the manufacturers will
speedily ge" cut of the bad attitude they
new occupy. Troy Northern Eudget. "
A tiiuedy far Sea-tirkne.
Captain Seasick, eh?
Captain Know how to avoid it?
Passenger f eagerly) How?
Captain tiit under a ehade tree.
A Di Terent Point of View.
She (thinking of her English history)
What a grjat fight it was at Hastings?
He (think ng of the sparring match
the evening "oefore in his room at Hast
ings hall) Why why! how did you
know about it! (3otto voce) Confound
it! Jack must have left the curtain up.
An aggressive war has been inaugu
rated 1 y the Working Women's society, of
New York ci-y, against the employment
of children u ider the age of fourteen in
mercantile houses and stores throughout
the state. A clear cut bill dealing with
this question has been snbrnitW tbe
Next Tbing to It.
"I was very much surprised to hear
that you are not the son of Mr. Bar
rows." "No; I was left on his doorstep when
I was a baby, and he took me in."
"You are a sort of 6tep6on, then?"
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
A WOMABt BltCOTIST.
"Another wonderful discovery bu
been made, and that, too bj a lady in
this country. Disease fastened its
clutches upon her and for seven years she
withstood its severe ts tests, but her vital
organs were undermined and death
seemed imminent. For three months she
coughed incessantly and could not sleep.
She bought of us a bottle of Dr. King's
New Discovery for consumption and was
so much relieved on taking the first dose
that she slept all night, and with one
bottle bu been ntiraculouslv cured. Her
name is Mrs. Luther Latz." Thus write
W. a Hsmrick & Co.. of Shelby. N. C.
Get a free bottle at Ilartx & Bihnsen's
The transition from long lingering
and painful sickness to robust health
marks an epoch in the life of the individ
ual. Such a remarkable event is treas
ured in memory and the agency whereby
the good health has been attained is
gratefully blessed. Hence it is that so
much is beard in praise of Electric Bit
ters. So many feel they owe their res
toration to health, to the use of the great
alterative and tonic. If you are troubled
with any disease of kidnejs, liver or
stomach, of long or short standing you
will aarely find relief by use of Electric
Bitters. Sold at 50c and 91 per bottle
at Harts & Bahnsen's drug store.
BCCXXKS ABMCA JALVl
The best salve in the world f. r cats,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Trice 25 cenu per
box. For sale bv Ham & Bahnsta.
It U not surprising tbt a mn w&nt
ir? a divorce should tied it dear thin bis
wile wai to him.
For Over F.f:y Years.
y.n. Winslow's Soothing Svrup has
b:en used by millions of mothers for
their children whda teething. If dis
burbed at night and broken of your rest
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cutting teeth send at once and get
a bottle o! -Mrs. Wicslow'a Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve the poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it, mothers, there is no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates tbe stom&ch and bowtl-i, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduces icflitn .-nation
and gives tone and enercy to the
whole system. "Mta Winslow'i Soothing
Syrup'' for children teetting is pleasant
to the taste and is the prescription cf one
of the oldest and best 'cma'e physician!
ti 1 nurses in helited Sue "Sold hv
I nil druggists throughout the woiiu. Fricc
iwenty-ne cents a Dottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup."
No wonder policemen are cood fighters;
hey are able to stand up after a good
Several years ago Caamberlain & Co..
of Des Moines. Iowa, commenc d the
manufacture of a cough syrup, believing
it to be the most prompt and reliable
preparation yet pro uced for coughs, colds
md croup; that the public appreciate
-rue merit, and in time it was certtin to
tecome popular. Their most sanguine
hopes have been more than realized. Over
three hundred thousand bottles of Chatn
tierlaia'a Cough Remedy are now sold each
Tear, and it is recognized as "the best
made, ' where ever known. It ili cure
n severe cold in less time than anv other
trs'roent. Foi sale by Harz & Bhn
, sen. druggists.
Tee woil 1 ma? despise a kicker, but it
is interesting to note that it keeps its
sbins out of tbe way.
Rev. H. H. Fairall. D. D.. editor of the
Iowa Methodist, says editorially, "We
have tested the merits of Ely's Cream
Balm, snd believe that, by a thorough
course of treatment, it will cure almost
every case of csUrrb. Ministers, as a
class are afflicted with bead and throat
troubles, and catarrh seems more prevl
ent than ever. We cannot recommend
Ely's Cream Balm too highly."
I used Ely's Cream Balm for dry catsrrh.
It proved a cure B. F. M. Weeks.
A Heal Balsam is Kemp's Baiiam.
Tbe dictionery stys. "a balsam is a
thick, pure, aromatic substance flawing
from trees." Kemp's Balsam for tbe
throat and lungs is tbe onlv cough medi
cine that is a real balsam, llaiy thin,
watery cough remedies are called bilstm'e
nt such are not. Look through a bottle
f Kemp's Balsam and notice what a pure,
hick preparation it is. If you cougn
ise Kemp's Bt1sam. At all druggists'.
Large bottles 50c an I Si.
In the pursuit of the goon things of
bis world we anticipate too much; we
jhi out the heart and sweetness of world-
y pleasures by delightful forethought of
hem. Tbe results obtained from the use
f Dr. Jones' Ucd Clover Tonic far exceed
ill claims. It cures dvspepsia, and all
tomHch, liver, kidney and bladder
'.muMee. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
lood purifier, sure cure for ague and
Ti-vlarial diseise Price. cents, of
Compleita to Dsaawood.
Tbe Burlington Route. C. B. & Q. R.
P.. from Chicago. Peoria and St. Loui',
is now completed, and daily passenger
trains are running through Liocoln. Neb
and Custer. 8. D.. to Deidwood. Also
to Newcs8ie, Wyoming. Steeping cars
I iinv"n(1. r-- "wffB
U. S. Cov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
Great Clearing Sale
February 2d to
Will clove oat a larre Hae of Bed Rimmi and Pif.ot 5U U cost. al t grt ny -.f y.i
Chairs will be soli cheap.
ISJPDo not mies this opportunity.
No. 103, 105 and 107 East S-cond St.,
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Healing Stoves and the G?aee9 Cooking v'Tes.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1503 SECOND AVE.. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. B. ZIMMER,
THE WELL KNOWN-
Star Block, Opposite Harper House.
ba pur:teJ tor tte
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A lirgirand Seer Mnrk ttiin ever. TVee txl arrive la a frw dirt. Wait sal are tt'ta.
a, Bja gs
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
Tbe brat Kft'i fic thoe in the city for tbe price.
Second and Harrison Sta.
J". 3VC. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
AJTOraCTUBKE OT CSACXZ&S AID BISCUITS' -Ask
your Grocer for them. They txe best.
ar-Bp:ta:tla; TheCkrU'y "OTITia- and tha Cbrtaty "WAFE&."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
SEIYERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
all kinds or CARPENTER work done.
Or Genera JobWag done en abort notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and 8hop 1412 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Comer Twenty -third atreet and Fourth avenue BOCK IsLAND. HX.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Tbi. faoaae haa jo.t been reflUd I tbroogboat and ia now in A No. I coaditioa. It U a Crat cUm
2 00 per af hoaae. and a desirable family hotel.
Manufacturer of all klode of
Oeata Fine Shoes a apedeity . Repairing done neatly and promptly.
A a hare of your patronage reepecUolly eoUdted.
1813 Second Avenue. Rosk Island. LI.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Shop eerner Treaty -eecoed etreet and Ninth areaoa. Beeideaes MS
tMf9mtoiUmUtk4Xlkl&iamt Cremjrwx. Mn araa a ariai.
STABY, BERGER & SNELL.