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THJE ARGUS. I FBIIA1l FEBRUARY 20, 1891.
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Fridi?. February 20 1891.
8tatk Kegister: Ex-President Cleve
land's letter on i!ver coinage will not it
crease bis popularity among the demo
crats of ibe west and south.
Ueteral Cat&olics are among the new
ly elected mi mbers of the parliament of
Japan, this being the first instance of the
direct representation of Japanese Catho
lics in the government of that country.
Tho lue Duke of Bedford sat in the
house of commons for twenty-five years
and in the Louse of lords for eighteen
years, in all a parliamentary career of
forty three years, without opening his
Howard county, Missouri, when or
ganized in 1816. contained 21,865 square
miles, an area lirer than ancient Greece
and as hre as Saxony and Switzerland
combined, and lar-er than the states of
Vermont. Massachusetts, Delaware and
Strketer received the magnificent
compliment (?) of 60 votes in bis own
county vrher.be was a candidate for the
presidetcy. and fully half of these were
tendered in the nature of a joke. Here
Is a striking instance of the crow-breeder's
popularity with the people among
whom he has so long resided.
If the democratic idea prevailed in re
gard to electing United States senators
by a direct vote of the people old A. J.
Streeter wouldn't be cutting such a wide
swath as he is doing at present in Spring
field. His prominence as a political fac
tor would be limited to the boundary
lines of his crow farm in Mercer county.
Whether Gen. Palmer shall be elected
or not, the democrats of Illinois have al
ready won a glorious triumph 101 votes
for the grand old man on 116 roll calls, is
a record for party fealty and devotion to
a popular cuse, unequalled in any polit
cal contest of modern times. "A demo
crat from Illinois" will be a title of cons
fliderable distinction in the future.
8t Louis Republic: Mr. Cleveland's
letter is glorious as a display of moral
courage, but it U not politics. But then
Mr. Cleveland never was and never will
be a politician. In writing his silver let
ter, as in (ending his tariff message to
congress, he has not thought of per
sonal consequences. He is a man of
courage and conviction. He is not al
ways right, but when he thinks he is he
is never afraid to go ahead.
TerrenceV. Powderlt delivered a
public lecture in Des Moines the other
evening The audience was large and
enthusiastic, but Powderly made a break
which nonplussed them for a time. It is
said that his address opened with an at
tack on the saloon and an indirect in-
dorsement of prohibition. In explaining
and defending the laws asked by the
knights of Pennsylvania forbidding the
employment of children under fifteen
years of age, "it is urged against the
law." he said, "that if the children are
not at work they will be hanging around
the saloons, but no such objection can
be made here in Iowa, thank God." As
he paotd to note the effect of the re
mark, suppressed laughter was heard in
different parts of the house, which broke
forth in a derisive roar. Even the dig
nified guests and officers of the state as
sembly on the platform were unable to
suppress their mirth. The speaker con
tinued, but did not again refer to the ab
sence or tus saloon from Iowa.
.. Mrhool Hook Liw.
non.E'i Dixon, democratic member of
the legislature from the Twenty-seventh
district, has introduced a bill providing
for uniform text books in the public
schools. The bill provides for the ap
pointment by the governor of two com
petent persons from each of the two poli
tical parties casting the highest number
of votes st the last preceding state elec
tion, who shall hold their offlca for five
years, aDd shall be known as the school
book commission. The superintendent
of public instruction shall be ex-offlcio a
me inner and president of the commission.
The commission shall advertise for bids
for furnishing standard text books for UBe
In the public schools of this state for a
period of not less than five years, each
bids to be accompanied with a sample
book or books. Any of such bids being
satisfactory to the commission then they
.shall select the cheapest and best course
of text books for graded and ungraded
schools of this Btate. The bill provides
that book dealers and merchants may
purchase books at the contract price for
their customers and shall not charge more
than 10 per cent profit. A violation of
any of the provisions of the law is pun
ishable by a fine. If passed, it will go
into effect Sept. 1st, 1891.
WOMAN AND HOME.
THE- DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GLOOMY
AND CHEERY HOMES.
Pare Soil About the House How Daagh
ters Should V.e Educated Reason for
Women's Small Pay The Rights ofChll
dren Ban-; of Rabies' Carta.
All rpHrlrra V unu- that strL lnfino
flarft font? t r ilunisitt Ka bnin'rn Tho txff.T.,.
is partly physical, partly mental. Invalids
teei ineuepressiug mnuence seriously, anu
even those in vigorous health are sensible
01 it to a greater or less degree.
Analogous to this effect of dull weather
is theeffeet of irlnnm in the Virnttl-irl,l In
deed the influence is even more marked in
this case than in the other. Cloudy days
are the exception in the outside world, and
are soon succeeded by sunshine; but in
gioomy nomes mere are tew rifts in the all
The hygienic influence of such a state of
iuidrs is very Da,i, to, say nothing of its
moral and social effect it. u iik ti,. .
mosphere of a malarial region, which one
i-nuuui ueip mnaung.
It is thoroughly depressing, and this
means that every inherited morbid ten
dency in the members of such a family is
strengthened; that every incipient disease
is helped toward development; that where
disease is in progress, the power of resist
ance and recuperation is weakened; that
where epidemics arc nrpvaili
of exposure is greatly increased; that the
awn, me great center of all vital
forces, works with imrwiltil art
Is it surprising that in gloomy homes
i uric i iaiK oi spirit, iiope and energy
That dark thoughts, impatient acts and
inkind words prevail, that little things
""'J' 'k.u ii usoanus are unreasonable
mother.- irritable and -hild
AVe need not spend words in attempting
.... vllt- riid-t oi a rneery home,
where love arid kindness reign, and hus
band and wife and children dailv bask in a
sunshine nearly allied to the glory of
heaven, and in turn rndi.ito ;t- int,."ti,0
" . v I II VI I Ul,
But what shall lje
gloom to cheer? In some cases, where ill
health is the cause of the difficulty, the
doctor's advice should be sougU. In other
cases, a habit of nettv fault finding ti,
source of the trouble, and must'be cor
rected, sometimes there is a natural
physical tendency to frptfnl npvfi nriil tha
will must be aroused to counteract it.
A gentleman who found a habit of gloom
steadilv trrowins? cm hi m fit. lpn erf h rrta
morning declared, "By the help of God, I
uui j lem 10 it any longer: ' He set a
watch unou himself anil irmdn.-illr nvor.
came the evil tendencr.
In manv cases clnnmr n.l irritolila
i - - -. ...a.
moods are due to nvenmrt. -anf -.f cUn
improper food, foul air in dwellings, de
uciency oi exercise in the open air and
sunshine, or to lack of change of scene.
In such cases the prime thing is to remove
the cause of the evil. Youth's Companion.
Pure Soil About the House.
But '"pure air. Dure water. nnrr milt"
are to be supplemented bv nnr sr.il Xnn-
in time, about any house not provided with
careiui arainage the soil becomes complete
ly Saturated With Doison. And T am hnnnl
to say that this is the case "with a large
proportion oi country Douses. io full is
the soil of slons and wast that t.hcr nn cnn
to get into the well at times. For instance.
aury speu occurs, shrinking the soil and
openinff a vast number of mndiiiu nmW
the surface. Then a heavy rain comes and
dashes through them, carrying with the
water une lniection which it picks up at all
points. On such occasions a wpII i snid tn
taste of surface water, but it is not surface
water only, in all probability, but organic
decav and filth that have been t hrnu-n Ahmir.
the house instead of be?ng carefully car
ried ott to be used as a fertilizer.
The liest possible manure ii the soil
about a house after it has been torn down.
The Solid waste from a hnil ran Im enuilf
disposed of, and largely is so, as food for
animals, but the liquid waste is dashed
out of doors or into an open sluggish
drain, where it accumulates until it is
readv to infect, the npennants nf tin. lmuss
A very large part of the waste of houses
should at once be buried, especially decay
ing vegetables, and the dust which is gath
ered by sweeping. Dr. Maurice in St.
now Daughters Should Be Educated.
To inaugurate an economical fashion is
well; only let it Ije one of prevention, not
of cure. To rear a girl in ulisolute depend
ence, good for nothing, selfish in her aims,
and exacting in her demands, is a sin
against the daughter and against, society.
To begin at her birth to economize and re
trench in every department for the accu
mulation of money, thut t his monstrous
perversion of her life may be accomplished
and maintained, is grotesque and heathen
ish, (jirls thus trained will fail of attain
ing a high order of womanhood. Their
aims will Ikj petty, their ideals low, and
nothing very excellent can le expected of
them in wifehood or motherhood. lt the
reform already iuaucurated be made fash
ionable and be carried on.
While we carefully guard whatever is
womanly in our daughters, let them le
trained to more of liber and firmness. Ed
ucate them to self denial if pecuniary cir
cumstances demand it, aud not to self in
dulgence. Accustom them to be of service
in the household, to regard economy as
praiseworthy and even heroic, aud to add
to all their other accomplishments a prac
tical knowledge of work aud the possession
of some lucrative vocation or industry by
which they can support themselves. Such
girls when portionless will carry to their
husbands doweries in themselves. North
One Ktaaon for Wowun'a Small Pay.
Often, where men and women seem to
be doing just the same work, the woman
is requiring one trifling coucessiou and an
other which she really pays for in her own
The bottom of it all rests of course on
the simple fact that the fewest women take
their work seriously. With a vast share
of them the serious business of life is get
ting married, and none of them could be
in better, but this turns the work they do
into a mere expedient for support until
marriage comes, and the inevitable result
is the lower scale of wages for women.
But for this women would drive men
out of some pursuits, like stenography and
typewriting. There is something in the
feminine capacity for taking pains which
really fits her to do work of this order bet
ter than a man, provided she gives herself
toit instead of devoting half iter energies
to giving herself away to some man. ller
Point of View in New York Times.
The Rights of Clilldbood.
Every child has a right to as cheerful a
childhood as it is in the power of those
standing near her to give; and every child
has a right to something as valuable and
accessary as food for her bodily growth, and
that is food for 1 er Kniritna.1 crmvrth Vnn
af the demands of fashionable or of polit
ical or of any ot her sort of life should be
auc n eu 10 inter, ere wit n ber receipt of it.
Thi food she cannot receive if left to
lower companionship than that to which
she U entitled to solitary life with one
teacbrr. however refined thut. tMh
V; toxile from the dailylife and thoughts
ot neriaiuerani mother; or if her moth
er sees her only in the hours of fatigue
from pleasure, a ad never for any length of
time when her faculties are brightest and
at their best, aid her own higher nature
ready to impart its strength to ber child.
Strang TVomen. .
Then are reords of strong women, al
though they ar comnarativelv rare. In
the time of LouU XV there was an actress
engaged at the Theatre Francais, Mile.
Gauthier, who could break a coin between
the fingers of c ne hand, and roll a silver
plate into t he for oi of a cup of conical shape.
No one could 1 ear the pressure of her
hand, and only Maurl?D de Saxe.one of the
strongest men of his time, was able to
o;ic:j her closed band.
In the same century '.here lived in Eng-1-uid
a woman. Alias Bettie Thompson, who
could break chains with her hand. Miss
Kerra. a young mulatto woman, who ap
peared in most ol the capitals of Europe,
was. we believe, the first to perform the
feat, while hang ng with the iend of her
knees in a trapez , of holding a man at hi9
Mt with her teeih and turning him rapid
ly round with her hands. The same trick
was performed more recently, among
others, by Miss Leona Dare and Miss Carie
It cuinot be s: id thr.t this is exactly a
fitting K.-rformauce for women, or that tbe
exhibition of the weaker sex as athletes
generally is nu al.ogether edifying specta
cle. It ought to 1 discouraged as much
as po.-sible as degrading to the sex. Cham
bers' do urn a I.
Helping the Infant Along.
In the North of England, when a child is
taken from the house for the first time it
uiven an egg, some salt and a little loal
cf bread, and occ ir-ionally a small piece of
money these gifs being supposed to in
sure tbe child against ever standing in
need of the comm n necessaries of life. In
the I'ust Hiding o: Yorkshire a few match
es are added to liuht the child to heaven.
In Holland, Sweden, Norway, Poland aud
parts of Russia the mother of a new lorn
babe, if not too poor, provides a small
cheese, which is cut in smail slices and
distributed among the unrnarrifd ladies of
Any young lady who n-ceives her share
oft lie cheese aud eats it wit Inmt asking
where it came from or who sent it will
meet her future husband nt a cross path oi
cross roads within the month. In North
nuberlaud a cak.: called the "dreaming
oreaa is distributed in the same wr.v. the
young ladies who iwrtake of it leing sup
posed to dream cf their future husbands
the same night. In the United States, as
well as in many ot her countries, a book, a
piece of money and a bottle of liquor if
piacea neiore an u.tant the day it is 1 yeai
old, the object being to test what its aftei
inclinations will In. St. Ixuis Republic.
A Living Monument.
The "Little Bethlehem'' charity in Pari
has an interesting history. It was founded
a few years ago by the Count and Countes
of Laurenceau, whose only child, a beauti
ful and winsome It tie girl, was greatly be
loved by her large circle of relatives, and
on each birt hday she was showered with
gifts of money, which were put on interest
for her marriage dowry. The child died
ljeforeshe reached maturity, and her sor
rowing mother t lok the money which
might have purchased a costly monument
and founded this day nursery for homeless
babies in Paris.
Her example bus been widely imitated
by other bereaved mothers, who have de
voted money intet ded for memorial win
dows or elaborate mouuments to the "Lit
tle Bethlehem." Mme. Carnot, wife of the
president of the republic, is a frequent
visitor and benefactor of this charity, and
may often be seen on her way to the Rue
Bacon with her 1 amis filled with fruit
and flowers or mure substantial gifts
New York Ledger.
The RoiMjuet Came.
One of the players is asked to name bet
favorite flower; th s she does, mentioning
three or.four as ti e lily, the rose, the vi(
let, etc. She is then invited to leave th
room. When she has done so the othei
players designate by the names of the
chosen flowers, several friends or play
mates (absent or present) of the one whe
has withdrawn. be is now called back
and asked, "What will vou do with tht
To which she replies in any manner she
Perhaps t,he says, "I will wear it next
my heart." "The rase?" "I will cast it
aside," etc. When she h.xs disposed of
each of the flowers according to her fancy,
she is told whom they represent; then, it
may be, she finds site has cast away her
dearest friend; has jiven the place of honor
to" one whom she regards with indifference,
and so ou. If she ives droll or incongru
ous nnswers the tame is rendered more
lively and amusing Entertainment.
How to Told a Shirt.
Few things put a man in a temper more
than u Wily folded shir., no matter how
well it is lauudered There is a certain art
in the met hod of "folding" t hat if carefully
followed iusu res stiff cuffs and an unruf
fled front. Spread the shirt on a table ot
bed, fold over the t vo sides lengthways, sc
that they lie one over the other upon the
bosom. Turn the sleeves back half way
from the shoulders, doubling the sleeve
gussets in half and allowing them to lie
straight down ou the folded body. Then
take the whole and give it a cross fold up
ward, so that the lower part of the shirt
which is turned ov r shall cover the upper
part of the tleeves aud bosom. Yankee
"Habit makes tho man, but the ninth
part of a man makes the habit.
Highest of all ia Leavening Power.
Milan, Feb. 18 Tbe M. E. church
had a social on Wednesday evening at
the town hall, which was well attended.
The brirk factory continues to work
with a full force.
A full tupply of channel ice was put
up this winter by a number of merchants.
Alex. Brown has bit house repaired
where it was dtmsged by tbe fire some
The Milan pleasure club has its usual
hop tonight and as usual wil! have a good
Henry Wilson is putting up a house on
bis lot be purchased from tbe Dickson
estate about a year ago.
Joe Fitzpatrick has just finished two
tenemect bouses. Both are artistically
decorated with wall paper.
Mr. gberaia reports favorable progress
in raising chickens with an incubator,
having some broilers now ready for mar
John is a brother of H. L. Erasing the
druggist at Milan. His many ftiends
wish him much success in his chosen pro
fession. Chas Crsmpton will in a few days be
ready to depart for Kearney, Neb., his
future home. Mr. Crampton'a many
friends wish him success.
E. McGee, in the employ of the engi
neer corps, will on Friday be through for
the present and leaves for bis borne,
Grand Rapid', Mich.
McCullocgh & Heath have purchased
tbe old Martin stand owned by Im'
Sons. The store room will be neatly Sued
up before they occupy it.
Mr. Jordan of Stark is tiding the posi
tion of station agent which Thomas White
resigned some two weeks ago.
H. L. Frsning has purchased the store
room now occupied by McCullough &
Heath of A. W. Vanderveer. As soon
as vacated by McCullough & Heath Mr.
Franing wi,l have the room thoroughly
remodled, and decorated for his drug
business. He will also occupy tbe dwel
ling room? over the store room.
Tbe Clark county. (Kan..) Clipper has
the following: "John Franing passed his
examination last Saturday in the district
court and was admitted to practice at the
Clark county bar. John is one of tbe
pioneer settlers of Clark county having
come to the city in 1885. He was for
several years engaged in the real estate
business, but becoming tired of following
that he took up the study of law some
two years ago, and during that time has
not lost a moment in idleness, but de
voted his time exclusively to bis book,
under Ben E. Page, one cf the ablest at
torneys of the west, John is leader of
our hand and a geniel wholesouled fellow,
and justly deserves the high honor he ha
earned. We wish him success un
Cordova, Feb. IS. Some of tbe best
shots in our village were entered at Clin
ton in the great shooting tourney, and
brought borne some honors.
Our butchers finished filling their ice
houses tbis week.
Good prices were realized at Mrs. S. E.
Hull's sale on latt Wednesday.
J. J. Johnson visits our village occas
ionally to look after bis lime and other
At the regular weekly practice of the
Cordova Gun club, Frank Mullery won
We hear that W. D. Webster has dis
posed of most of his real estate in Cordova
preparing to change bis abode.
Never was a higher piane of education
reached in our public schools than has
been attained by Prof. Additon in bis
Thomas Karr town collectorlwas kicked
by a co'.t which he was taking care of on
Sunday last, causing a temporary absence
Tbe Princeton public school is ruthing
rapidly to the front, ucder the advanced
methods of teaching of Prof. M. M. Cor-
bett, of this village.
Those who do not skate can hardly
realize the enjoyment ot our young peo
p.e an the skating park, immediately in
tront of our village on the rver.
The wedding, of E. Lr Ben way and
Emma Naylor occured on Monday. Feb.
2. st the residence of tbe bride's parents.
Prosperity and health is the wish of all.
In tbe caee of the village of Cordova
vs. J. J. Johnson for tbe violation of an
ordinance, tbe case was dismissed at tbe
instance of tbe plaintiff .
In the case of tbe state vs. Henry Bart-
ley, a prelimnarf hearing was. had before
Theo. Abbott, J. P. who bound the
prisoner over to the next term of court.
L. R. Walker, a merchant of Princeton.
Ia., while hauling flour across from Cor
dova on the ice last week, had tbe mis
fortune to break through the ice and lose
about forty sacks of flour, but all were
Tbe attitude of the trio of farmers in
the house.appears more like tbe antics of
school boys than lecislators. It is to be
hoped that they will exercise a little
horse senee and vote for the man who is
pledged to all of the reforms that the
advanced farmers want John M. Pal
mer. Heties to ins Public
Attention is hereby called to the nuis
ance in regatd to throwing paper, band
bills and other rubbish on our sidewalks
and streets, which is becoming a great
nuisance to pedestrians and persons driv
ing horses. The penalty for such ( flense
under the city ordinance chapter 15, sec
tion 1, 14, is a fine not to exceed one
Tbe police is hereby instructed to see
that said ordinance is obeyed and en
forced. By order of tbe City Council.
Robert Koehleb. City Clerk.
TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
Great Clearing Sale
February 2d to
Will eloe est t Urge line of Bed Kaom and Tar'or Seta at cost, aim a great variety of Odd
Chairs will be sold cheap.
tgrIo not mi6s this opportunity.
No. 103, 105 and 107 East Second St.,
H. SIEMON & SON,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stoves and the Oeseseo Cooking Stoves.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1503 SECOND AVE.. ROCK. ISLAND, ILL.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THE WELL KNOWN-
Stab Block, Opposite Harper House.
hs purebred for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A lsrgirnd finer otosk thin evr. Tfcce food will arre in a few day. Wait and sec the
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
The best Met. fise shoe iu the city for the pricr.
Serond and Harrison Su.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third atrcet and Fourth arena. .... EOCS ISLAND ILL.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
TLia tux haa ja.tbcn reflttedi throughout and i. new t a Xo 1 wad.tion. It U a tot-cla
yi-OOperday bout and a detirable family hotel. iaLxvca
0". aye. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
KAVOFACTURXK 0T CK1CXXKS AID BIICUITI.
Aak jour Grocer for them. Thcj are beat
-Bpeclaltla r Tht Cariaty "OTSTIB." and the Ctrtaty M W ATXJU"
.' ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
ALL KINDS OF CARPENTER WORK DONE.
WGeneral Jobbing dona on abort notlea and aatlafactioa garmfit4.
Office and 8hop H12 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL.
Manufacturer of all ainda of
Geata' rina 8hoea padalty. Repairing dona neatly and protnr.
A ahare of y out patnmaga roapactfuy aolicttedL
1618 Second Avenue. Rok la! and. Ifl.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Shop corner Twenty-aecond atroet and Ninth arena. Bealdeac li
tWlt prepared to maka eaUmatna and do an kinda of Carpea'r work. Giro aba trial.
STABY, BERGER & SNELL,