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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. OCTOUEH 13, 1891.
Duly and Weekly at MM Second av
enue. Bock bland, JUL
J. W. POTTER.
Taarara Daily. 80c pel month; Weekly, Si .00
ABeoannntcatlonaot a orttlcal or argirmerta-
-nve cnaracxer, political or relislona, man nive
real aana attached for publication No each ai tl
tldea will be printed over nctiliom aignatarve.
Afjawna eommnnieatiom not noticed.
Ooneapondence eolicited from every towns! lp
la Bock Island eoonty.
Tuzsday. October 13, 1891.
Despite all rumors sent out for tfft,
apprehending trouble on tbe occasion of
Parneli's funeral, tbe Irish people appetr
to hate proven themselves a peaceable,
law-abiding people, worthy of self govcrc
meni. Cambridge. Mass., has a c'ergymar,
Eev. Mr. Mandtll, who eives the poor
and their children free rides in his car-,
riage. In six jears he has given over
five thousand airings of this kind to
those who would not otherwise er j.iv
such a thing.
' BcBUQrK Ttlegrapb: Not a single in
dustry that has been afforded increased
protection by it has thus far advanced
tbe wages of its employes because of the
enactment of the McKinley bill. On the
other hand hundreds can be named that
have decreased wages. In the face of
these facts the assertion that high protec
tion means high, wages is false. Instead
of better pay for labor, high protection
means better profits for the coddled
A Ham m nb:rartlos.
In the McKinley bill is the following
clause: "There shall be allowed on the
imported tin plate used in the mmufac
tare of cans, etc., exported either empty
or filled with domestic products, a draw
back equal to the duty on tuch tin plate,
less 1 per cent of such duty."
Now it is a well known principle of
tariffs that, tie foreigners pay the duty. (J)
If American minufactorus gei a farther
drawback of the entire duty less 1 per
cent, what does the tin plate cost them f
Let us mke a tariff picture: Cost of
i mported tin plate to the manufacturer
for export, minus duty paid by foreign
era, minus rebate:
Cost of American tin plate for Ameri
can consumers.which is the foreign price,
pins the duty paid by the foreigner, plus
drawback of duty less 1 per cent.
That is, the exporter gets his tin at the
foreign price, less tbe dnty, while the
American consumer must pay tbe for
eigner's price, litis tbe duty.
Such are some of the beauties of the
The lo-Sothl Board.
A coroner's iurj examining the foul
condition of the water in the south fork
of the south branch express the opinion
that its nee in a lug boiler was the cause
of the explosion last Sunday, and recom
mend that some measure be taken by tbe
proper authorities to cleanse the river,
"particularly by the so-called drainage
The so-called drainage commission
asserts authority over the river, but does
nothing toward purifying it. It is a
commission which has been in existence
nearly two years and has levied nearly
two millions of taxes upon the property
of the sanitary district, but it has done
nothing substantial towaid accomplish
ing the work it has in hand. We have
beard much of acquiring a right of way,
of filing condemnation suits, of inability
to carry out the law and
willingness to carry it out lack
ing the ability, of a purpose to
dodge the peremptory requirements
of the law, and of various plans nearly or
remotely connected with tbe business in
band. There is promise of progress, but
there is no performance. The situation
is as muddled as the Chic go river itself.
Is there any prospect that it will clarify?
None if tbe republican nominees for sani
tary trustees are elected. These men hre
put forward for tbe purpose of holding
up the hand of tbe procrastinators who
now dominate tbe boar 1 and to escape
whom certain trustees have made vacan
cies now to be filled for the long term of
four years. It is an open secret that
eyery ir.fl jence that tbe board can muster
will be used to elect tha republican can.
chelates, because tbe election of tbe dem
ocrats would mean what the public de
mands progress or abandonment. To
go on contributing a million and more a
year to a do-nothing administration is
beyond endurance. ' There must be a
change of policy. There will be no such
change if the republican candidates be
Every man, woman and child in Europe
And America, taking the average, uses
eight matches every day in the year.
Does it not seem wonderful when one
considers the enormous number of matches
which at that rate the civilized world
uses each year to light its fires, its pipes
and cigars and other things which require
Igniting for purposes of everyday con
venience? The very notion of getting on
without them seems so absurd that one
does not realize that it is only within the
last sixty years that they have been pro
curable. How marvelously cheap they are tool la
fact there is no product of human manu
facture that better illustrates the expense
aaving advantages of machinery. Wlm
one machine will turn out 15.000,000
matches in ten hours, why should not
mankind regard tbe phenomenon of (Ires
as too commonplace to be worthy of se
rious consideration? Wasbiutrtou Star.
No Time fur Idleness.
Retired Business Alan I am rich at lust,
and now I am going to find a perfect cli
mate to live in. -
Great Traveler Good Ideal I've always
held that when a man retires front busi
ness he should immediately take np some
thing that will keep him occupied for tbe
rest of bja life. New York Weekly.
THE FARMERS' BENEFIT.
WHERE UNCLE JERRY RUSK AND
THE TRIBUNE DISAGREE. '
High Tariff oa Farm Products mm Rem
edy for Low Prices The New Tork Tri
bune Exposes McKlnley's Horn bog- Pro
tection for Farmers.
When Uncle Jerry Rusk took charge
of the department of agriculture he felt
sure that something could be done for
agricultural depression on protection
lines. Prices for farm products thrown
upon the market in 1SS9 were unusually
low, and good old Uncle Jerry thought
that some high tariff balm could be
found for the farmers' discontent.
And Uncle Jerry had a remedy. He
is not one of those men Uncle Jerry is
not to point out a distressing state of
things and then ask. What are you go
ing to do about it? He was ready to
undertake to cure all the ills that farmer
flesh is heir to.
But his remedy? Let the gods on high
Olympus hold their sides. It was higher
duties on farm products.
In the spring of 1890 he addressed a
general letter to American farmers on
the subject of "Agricultural Depression
and Its Causes." He had had so many
letters from farmers asking what is the
matter, that he printed this general let
ter for circulation among them, and to
prepare them for the high McKinley
tariff that was then in course of incuba
tion. In the course of that letter he said:
"One glance at the comparative rates of
duty levied upon agricultural as com
pared with other prodncts. one glance at
the free list, the greater portion of which
consists of agricultural products, either
grown or which could be grown upon
our own soil, and a comparison of these
figures with the average rate of duty
levied upon manufactured articles ought
to be sufficient to silence forever any op
position to the-demand I have made on
behalf of the American farmer in my
annual report, namely, that by a wise
application of our admirable protective
pystem all the benefits of our home mar
ket be secured to him for everything he
may be able to produce."
Well, McKinley came along in due
time with higher duties on these "com
reting farm products'' which were ruin
ing our farmers. Barley was raised
from 10 cents a bushel to SO cents; corn
f -om 10 cents to 15, cornmeal from 10 to
2), oats from 10 to 15, wheat from 20 to
2-, flour from 20 per cent, to 25 per cent.,
batter and cheese from 4 cents a pound
to 6 cents, hay from ?2 to $4 a ton and
so on to the climax of absurdity in a
duty of 5 cents a gallon on cider.
This so called "farmer's tariff" has
n:w been in force one year, and after
this 6hort time here comes the New York
Tribune and shows up the humbug char
acter of the whole thing. That hide
bound organ of high tariffism has re
cently been ridiculing the assertion of
thi Democratic papers that the McKin
ley law has increased the cost of living,
an 1 in doing so it "sizes up" McKinley's
bogus ' protection to farmers iu the f ol
4 Nobody imports bread or most of
the meats or fuel or lights or houses.
No sane disputant will pretend that the
cos" of the wooden houses in which
ma t of the people live is perceptibly af
fected by duties on imports or the cost
of most of the breadstuffs or vegetables.
Along the Canadian borders the cost of
cattle and eggs, and in seaboard cities
soma of the vegetables, may be affected
at times to some extent, but for the vast
maj jrity of the people prices of all the
priniipal articles of food are in no way af
fect! by imports or duties thereon.
Food covers about half the cost of living
and rent about a quarter, and for more
than three-quarters of the people rentals
are tot affected by the tariff."
Waat will Uncle Jerry say when he
sees the greatest protection organ show
ing tp the farmers' tariff in this style?
Who Is Paring the Tin Plate Tax?
McKinley's tin plate tax is getting in
its work. A late number of The Iron
Age, a prominent protection trade paper,
gives the market quotations in New
York and the cable report from London
in the same time. Bessemer steel plates,
knows to the trade as "IC coke finish,"
which is one of the most widely used
grades;, are quoted at $5.75 a box in New
York and 13s. Od. to 13s. 9 J. in London.
The English figures are equal to about
$3.25. Thus the McKinley duty is keep
ing tie price in New York fi.50 a box
higher than in England. Of this differ
ence fc!.37 is the duty on a box of plates.
Meanwhile there is no immediate pros
pect tlat our much heralded political
tin plat e trills are going to cause a de
cline ic prices, as was promised so pro
fusely. On the contrary, prices are tend
ing upward. So the English will continue
to buy tin plates at $3.25 a box, while
the American public will be compelled
to pay j5.75 a box to amuse a few fellows
who are experimenting in plates for use
in Republican conventions and McKin
ley para ies. What does the public think
of it? L it not rather costly fun? Roman
candles, skyrockets and cannon crackers
would bi much cheaper.
Canada's surplus wheat crop will
amount to at least 50,000,000, more than
twice as much as last year. Should tbe
price be a shade lower for it than for
our own crop, American millers can af
ford to import it in spite of the McKin
ley "protaction" of twenty-five cents per
bushel, for, having made it into flour,
they will be entitled to a drawback of
99 per cet t. of the duty on exportiug it.
The McKinley "protection" to American
wheat growers, therefore, in such cases
amounts to only 21 mills per bushel a
mere bagi. telle. Rural New-Yorker.
The Ne-v York Press says: Protection
has bearded the liou of free trade Cal-
hounism i i its den wheu it has increased
South Carolina's cotton spindles from
62,334 in 1 80 to 463,424 in 1890.
Oh, fool and perversel Do you not
know that South Carolina exports cotton
cloth to China? What has protection
then to do with those spindles?
BRIDESMAIDS AND PAGES. .
The 'Attire of Tiny Girls and Boys Who
Officiate at Fashionable Weddings.
Picturesque effects are gained at modern
weddings by the employment of youthful
bridesmaids and pages. At a recent bril
liant affair there were six bridesmaids and
two pages. The latter were tiny boys of
some rive years or
aice. They were
dressed iu white
satin suits, with
cutaway coats and
luce ruffles, feath
er trimmed data
and buckled shoes.
dainty frocks of
white China silk,
smocked at tbe
neck and wrists,
and Kale Green
The grown up
young ladies were
attired in white
brocade, with gold
and white waist
coats aud pictur
esque Gains bo r- A JUVEXILE BRIDESMAID
ough hats trimmed with feathers and gold
ribbon. The bride's dress was of ivory
white satin, draped with rare old lace.
The young bridesmaid depicted in our
cut wears, in place of a picturesque bonnet
or hat, a wreath of white Marguerites and
a tulle veil. Her dress is of ivory silk, with
chiffon frills around the neck and bottom
of the skirt. This toilet is enhanced by
the decorative basket of flowers carried by
the little aspirant to distiuction in fash
A Fashion for Women.
Among the various amusements once
monopolized by men, but iu which ladies
now take their fullest share, driving cer
tainly seems to be the one most in vogue.
If oue may judge, that is to say, by the
constantly increasing number of vehicles
driven by fair charioteers, which crowd
streets and parks and meet tbe eye on any
The smart two wheeled dogcart of var
nished wooil, with a dandy groom behind,
seems to have replaced tbe low basket pony
carriage, once considered to be the only
ladylike equipage which a lady could drive;
but beside these, stanhopes, with high seated
Jehus and park phaetons, with their haud
sonie pairs of horses, may be seen in any
numbers in our thoroughfares, driven by
ladies, younR and old, skillful and the re
verse, attired iu Newmarket jacket and
white cravat, or in the more unpretending
guise of ordinary fashion. We see them
pilot their way through the crowded streets
with cool nerves and light hands, and a
courage unfailing amid the throng of om
nibuses, bicycles, wagons and cabs in a
manner much to be admired. They even
aspire to the difficult tandem, with its self
Health gains no doubt by these robust
outdoor exercises; nervousness, neuralgia
and the overstrain of modern life are most
successfully combated by outdoor life, fresh
air, and the enlivened spirits thus acquired.
It is no louger considered either unlady
like or unfeminine to drive well and skill
fully. It is, in fact, like swimming or ten
nis, an amusement which may fairly be
shared in by women without detriment
either to their refinement or their charm.
Of course there is an element of risk. To
drive tandem successfully and safely needs
the presence of a steady and experienced
groom, for the cleverest and best behaved
of leaders may indulge in occasional vaga
ries which require a little restraint. Tan
dem Is attended with less excitement to all
concerned in country roads than in town
streets, where an accident may easily occur.
It is a pretty sight to see fair women,
some mounted, in riding equipment of
workmaulike perfection, and others in
their light carts, with the trim ponies hog
maned and clipped in a superior polo man
ner; while others, merely frivolous, in low
phaetons come out simply to see and be
seen in their finest clothes.
Fa hlonable Neckwear.
Bodices of many gowns at the present
time are made dressy and decidedly becom
ing to the wearer by means of accessories
in way of nckbows. jabots, frills and plas
trons of lace or chiffon. The demand for
these pleasing accessories is such that new
chiffons are especially introduced for their
making, some of the newest of which are
changeable colors in which appear opal
tints, green with gold, rose with blue, etc.
There are also jabots made of black net
that sparkles with its jeweled ornamenta
tion. FASHIONABLE KECK. BOW DRESS FROVT.
In the cut are shown two styles of fash
ionable lingerie. The neck bow is made of
a three cornered kerchief in light pongee
silk, framed with a band of deeper shade.
The front shown in the same cut is of pink
china crape; it is draped diagonally and
trimmed with jeweled galon and frilling
of embroidered lisse.
Modes for Small Children.
In many respects French fashions for
children stand unrivaled. They under
stand the hang of the little skirts and the
exact length they ought to be.. For little
children in Paris there is a penchant for
quaint Kate (ireenaway modes, and then
the little skirts begin to shorten; but when
the age of ten is attained tey lengtheatil
they reach the top of the boots. They are
made scanty and gathered in at the waist.
all the trimmings being flat, of braid, rib
bon or velvet. Fur is even admissible.
The bodices are loose, the stockings are
uiacK. fiaia velvets are worn, and a great
deal of lace: but there is nothius that Is
altogether new, unless it be tbe use of
white cloth for evening wear with very
i ne nnest line ot Uentlemen s Footwear in the city, in Pat Leath- c
van, Kangaroo, French calf, Etc. Latest styles.
A barrel of Tooth Picks given away with every pair of SHOES
New line of Mens Shoes at $2.50.
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
Tbe readers of the Argus will be pleased
to learn that there is at lea-t one dreaded
disease that science has been able to cure
in all its stages, and that is catarrh.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is tbe only positive
cure now known to the medical fraternity.
Catarrh being a constitutional disease, re
quires a constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood 8Dd mucous sur
faces of the system, thereby destroying
the foundation of tbe disease, and giving
tbe patient strength by building up the
constitution and assisting nature in doing
its work. The proprietors have so much
faith in its curative powers, that tbey
offer one hundred dollars for anv case
that it fails to cure. Send for list cf tes
F. J. Chekney & Co . Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c
Good looks are more than skin deep,
depending upon a healthy condition of all
the vital organs. If tbe liver be inactive,
you have a bilious look, if your stomach
be disordered you have a dyspeptic look
and if your kidneys be affected you have
a pinched look. Secure good health and
you will have good looks. Electric Bitters
is tbe great alterative and tonic acts
directly on these vital organs. Cures
pimples, blotches, boils and giv;s a go d
complexion. Sold at Hartz & Bahnsen's
drug store, 60c, per bottle.
Is Coniamptoa Incurs!).
Read the following: Mr. C. H. Mor
ris, Newark, Ark., says: "Was down
with Abscess of Lungs, and friends and
physicians pronounced me an Incurable
Consumptive. Began taking Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption, am
now on my third bottle, and able to over
see the work on my farm. It is the finest
medicine ever made."
Jesse Middleware Decatur, Ohio, says
"Had it not been for Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption I would have
died of lung troubles. Was given up by
doctors. Am now in best of health."
Try it. Sample bottles free at Hartz &
Bahnsen's drug store.
BUCKLXH'S ASKICA BALYB.
The best salve in the world for cats,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
coma and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale tv Hartz & Bahnsen.
Catarrh in Hew England.
Ely's Cream Balm gives satisfaction to
every one using it for catarrhal troubles.
O. K. Mellor. druggist, Worcester, Mas?,
I believe Ely's Cream Balm is the best
article for catarrh ever offered the public.
Bush & Co., druggists, Worcester,
An article of real merit. C. P. Alden,
druggist. Springfield, Mass.
Those who use it speak highlv of it.
George A. HilS. druggist. Springfltld,
Cream Balm las given satisfactory re
sults. W. P. Draper, druggist, Spring
I bad a severe attack of catarrh and be
came so deaf I could not hear common
conversation. I suffered terribly from
roaring in my bead, t procured a bottle
of Ely's Cream Balm, and in three weeks
could bear aa well as I ever could, and
now I can say to all who are sfll cted
with tbe worst of diseases, catarrh, take
Ely's Cream Balm and be curtd. It is
worth 1,000 to any man, woman or
child suffering from catarrh. A. E.
Newman, Grayling, Mich.
In the Tjurauit nt thn tmmt ihinm f
this world we anticipate too much; we
n . . . . 1 1 , . .
s uui .uc uean anu sweetness or world
ly Pleasures bv delightful fnrothrmdrit r,f
them. The results obtained from tbe use
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. Tt
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
irouuies. ii ia-fc perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for ague and
malarial diseases. Price, 60 cents, cf
Peach ice cream made from fresh rtn
peaches at Krell & Math's. .
A school satchel given with
every pair of
Our Fall Stock is now
complete, and we are
confident we can
. ,vCCU cx v.o., ior ladies' fine ,.
Ave., under Rock Island House
: Shirt Factory :
We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
Prices aa Low as the Lowest.
Also all kind ot
1609 Second Arenne, Rock Idaod.
Over Looe'.cj'a Crockery store.
MISS KATE BYRNES.
Hats, Pine Embroideries,
Ostrich Goods, Velvets,
Ribbons, Straw Braids,
Laces, Veilings, Gilt Trimmirg,
Jet and Gilt Ornaments,
1709 Second avenue,
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of t nrnlahlng al kinds
of Stores with Casting at 8 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
as been added where aH kinds of machine
work will b done first -clan.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS., Propts.
John Volk Sc Co.,
; HOUSE BUILDERS.
8ash, Doors. Blinds, Biding, Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for builders.
Ilfhteeutfl 8U bet. Third and Foartk ares.
Chicago, Minneapolis and s J
Via th Fin, , 1
St. Louts. Minneapolis and fc-J
Through Sleepers and m
KANSAS CITY. MINNEAPOLIS MUST!
PEORIA. CEDAR RAPIDS AND SMI
CHICACO AND CEDAR RapJ
Via tbe Fusion? A!bn Lei ra
THE SHORT UNI
fc spirit lake;
The Great Iowa Summer Red
For Railway and Hotn ftit-,
ratnnifts an mi mr niation am I
F0R CHEAP HOI
On line of tlii mail in Norii:M;
southeastern .Mmncvu ai.i (Ve
where tiromiiit :tiii crop f:iil::r art-
Thousands of rimhv jirTv i.f L.'iiw
Local Kxeursion rau-s pnrii. het'Cz.
nun as m imesii lanu aim r.nr?o; isrt.;
tien'l Tiekel ami ras'iis-r A.vat.
All of the Pasviurer Traui ai: Dsasl
tills Kail w.i v are lieatnl 1 s-an in I
engine, and the Main Line lm Vtsx&zi'
are liirliteii w ith the Electrif I.iirbL
Mans, Time Tallies. Throu;:liarf jail
formation furnished on a'i!M"Ui. u iH
Tickets on sale over liii nte au3 rt4
points in the I mon. auil w n AFtA
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