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TELE AEGUa. THUKSDAY, aPKIL, 30. 1891
Published aily and Weekly at 1624 Second Av
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common ioat ions not noticed.
Correspondence eolicited from every township
1 n Rock island county.
TameoAT, April 30, 1891.
Gen. Bctlkb will soon Tisit New Or
leans. Tennyson was once asked to supply a
dozen birthday poems of eight lines each
for 1,000 guineas. The poet refused.
Another party of Italian immigrants
were ordered back to their own country
from New York last Sunday. A similar
order might bs issued to a few thousand
already here, with considerable benefit to
the country at large.
The Chicago municipal election should
prove a valuable object lesson to the dem
ocratic party everywhere, and especially
to the democrats of the house of re pre
sentalives. Chicago is democratic by an
overwhelming majority; but owing to a
-split in the party and the running of two
democratic tickets the city government
has fallen into the hands of the republi
cans. "United we stand divided we fall"
is a good motto, if it isn't a new one, and
had the democrats of Chicago lived up to
it a democratic mayor would have done
the honors for that city during the world's
At a meeting of the democratic sena
tors and representatives at Springfield
last night the sub-committee on senator
lal reapportionment reported a scheme
for redistricling the state outside of Cook
county. The plan places Whiteside, in
stead of Henry, with Rock Island county,
the estimated republican majority being
2,830. Henry is joined with Mercer and
Stark, with 3,345 republican majority
The report was discussed informally, and
many suggestions offered which may res
suit in a rearrangement of the districts,
Thirty-six districts are mapped ont, tx
eluding Chicago, of which 20 are demo
cratic and 16 republican.
A large number of prominent business
men of Boston, met last week to discuss
some means of curtailing tho credit sys'
tern. What conclusion they came to, if
any, has not been made public , but the
question they considered is not a difficult
one. All that is needed to curtail the
credit system is a large increase of the
circulating medium. With an abundance
of money iu the channels of trade more
business would be done with cash and
less on time, fewer failures would occur,
and the liability to panics and industrial
and commercial depressions would be
minimized. With more money there
would be less credit because there could
be less need of it.
The ivnatry Koad.
In late years a deep interest has been
taken in the improvement of country
roads, and the best evidence that the fir
mer is emancipating himself from the
bondage of custom and conversations is
that he is giving much thought to this
matter. Indiana has taken long strides
in the direction of securing good cou ntry
roads, and the free gravel road law
enacted by the legislature of 1889 has
paved the way for an advance in this di
rection far beyond that made by any other
In an address to the New Jersey state
board of agriculture Chauncey B. Ripley
contributes some interesting and valua
ble information on the subject of good
roads. In one portion of his address
Mr. Ripley has got down to the actual
cash value of improved roads outBide of
their comfort and beauty. lie shows
that real estate has doubled, trebled and
quadrupled in value since the construc
tion of Telfora roads from Orange to Do
ver, N. J. One of the chronic grumblers
against taxes for road improvements in
Union county,, when asked if he would
consent to have the road restored to its
old condition in order to save the taxes,
replied: "Well, as I shall not be required
to pay more than $2 a year for the rest of
my life, it would not be worth while."
The travel has increased on these roads
ten fold in a year's time. "Since the law
went into effect." says Mr. Ripley, "real
estate values in Union county have ad
vanced nearly $1,500,000, exclusive of
property advancei in Elizabeth of about
$700,000 more." This statement was
made in October, 1890, and work under
the county road act was begun only the
year before. So rapidly has the real
estate advanced since the roads were
made better that one of the largest real
estate owners in the county expresses the
opinion that the appreciation n future
values will cover all.the cost of the im
provement. In addition to litis, the farmer is en
abled by the improvement in the thor
oughfares to haul twice as heavy a load
with his team, thus working a decided
economy In the matter of time and ener
gy expended. All these things go to
prove that the farmer's expenditure for
road improvement is hit most profitable
BRAZIL AND RECIPROCITY.
Figure a nhawlna: That KepaMleaai
llama or Iaereaae of Ttad
Through Blaiae'o Diplomacy .ire
From the National Democrat.
The New York Tribune is cackiing uke
a hen over a china egg. It has been read
ing the manifest of the last steamer tlat
sailed from Brazil, and it discovers much
American merchandise therein, the pro
duce of all parts of the country, and it
proceeds to sing the praises of reciprocity
which, so far as it goes, is tariff ref rm
the thing above all others that the Tri
Why, bless your soul, you poor old
Tribune! This export trade to Brazil has
been going on for years. If you had b )en
reading the National Democrat you wo ild
have learned a lot about it. Amcng
other things you would have learned tiat
one or two new lines of steamers started
in to get a portion of, this trade last y 3ar
before there was any reciprocity agree
ment, and that the United States and Bra
zil Mail Steamship company wants a sib
sidy, not to enable it to beat its foreign
competitors, but to enable it to beat its
Philadelphia and Baltimore rivals, which
are culling under its extortionate freight
Furthermore, if the Tribune had read
some recent numbers of this paper it
would have learned that the export tra Je
to Brazil was much larger than Mr.Blaiae
told Mr. Ilarrison, for Mr. Blaine's fij
ures, we have already shown, are not .in
average for three years, but are the fig
ures for 1S8S, a very poor year for ex
ports compared with 18S9 and 1890, t le
figures for which were suppressed.
This is the Tribune's comment on a le
cent cargo to Brazil:
It will be a matter of interest to tie
western and southern people whose rep
resentatives among the democrats in lie
last oo d cress voted and worked aga est
any meaeure for the building up of tte
shipping industry, that more than half f
the first cargo taken out of Brazil since
the promulgation of the reciprocity
treaty consisted of the products of tbosa
states to the value of nearly $200,000.
Lard from Ohio, resin from North Caro
lina, cottonseed oil from South Carolina,
wheat, wheat starch, four, petroleum an I
bacon from Michigan. Wisconsin, Illi
nois, Minnesota and the far west . are al .
finding their way through the door re
publican diplomacy has opened into
Brazil. This is the ans wer fact makes t
all the follies of the free traders.
Now what are the facts? Two years
ago Secretary Blaine's reciprocity expert.
William Eleroy Curtis, compiled a book
about the South American trad 3, which
was intended to assist the Brazil Mail
Steamship company iu getting a subsidy,
and this compilation was published by
Secretary Blaine's branch of the govern
ment. On page 18 of that book may be
found a statement of the declared value
of the articles composing the cargo of the
steamer Alliance, which sailed from New
York to Brazil April 2, 1889 The total
value of the cargo was 1301,417. The
value of the cargo shipped last week and
which the Tribune says is going to find
its way through the door republican di
plomacy has opened into Brazil, is stated
in the Tribune's own Washington dis
patch to be about $300,000, so that, so
far as the total cargo goes, there is so
evidence that republican diplomacy has
opened any door that was previously
In his book of two years ago Mr. Curtis
showed that the west and south furnished
34.09 per cent of one cargo and 26.50 per
cent of another cargo, and 183.803 worth
of the cargo of April 2, 1889, already men
tioned. The Tribune's correspondent says
that the west and south furnished some
thing like 60 per cent of the cargo worth
(300,000 shipped last week This would
suggest that if republican diplomacy has
not increase 1 our experts as a whole it
may have increased the share of that whole
which directly concerns the west and
south. But this is not true, and the re
futation of it has already been published
in this paper. The sample cargoes Mr.
Curtis analyses were shipped in 1663 or in
the early part of 1889. We have already
shown that the exports of lard, wheat and
some other agricultural products were
very small in 1888, considerably larger in
1889. and far larger yet in 1690, all of
which great expansion of ourtradein Bra
zil, amounting to 1 3, 000,0 JO a year in
crease, was secured by simple commercial
means, without republican diplomacy and
without steamship subsidies.
Our export of wheat to Brazil was
$150,000 in 1898. $334,337 in 18S9 and
$1,616,158 in 1890. Besides, wheat wis
on the Brazilian free list before the recip
rocity scheme. Our export of wbett
flour to Brazil was $3,778 353 in 1888.
$3,651,908 in 1889. and $3,304,890 in
1890. Of beans and peas our exports to
Brazil were $578 in 1888. $46,565 in
1889, and $43,189 in 1890. Our pork
exports to Brazil were $44,809 in 1883
$104,822 in 1689. and $446,873 in 189
Our cottonseed exoort to Brazil was $4 -376
in 1889. $7,237 in 1869 and $8,794 in
1890. Oar coal export to Brszil whs
nothing in 1688. $847 in 1889, and $46. -750
in 1890. Our naval stores exports to
Brszil were $58,145 in 1888. $66 301 ii
1889, and $91,808 in 1890. Our Inrd
export to Brazil was $369,067 in 18S9.
$484,699 in 1889, and $1,509,255 in 189')
Now in view of this eitenMon ot our
Brazillian export trade in the past tw
years it is singular that the west an, I
south, which then furnished one third f
a cargo, now furnish two-thirds of a
cargo, and how does the republican rli
plomacy of this spring account for an in
crease in trade that has been giiog on
since 1888? Our total exports to Br.z i
were worth $7,063,893 in 1888. Bsc 1
year. $9,276,511 in 1869, and $11,902,496
in 1690. In the same ratio the exports
should exceed $14,000,000 for the current
jear, and $17,000,000 for 1892 without
republican diplomacy and without steam
Women and Literature.
Mrs. Lyman Abbott says the letters she
receives as editor of a department in a
magazine devoted to the interests of women
bring her sometimes to the conclusion that
women look to literature nowadays as the
good-for-nothing of a family used to be
fabled to look to the ministry as the last
resort of the Individual who has received
no training for any occupation, and has no
especial aptitude in any direction. He who
cold do nothing else can preach, and she
who can do nothing else imagines she can
make a living by her pen. New York, Let
RATTLESNAKE BILL'S REVENGE.
A Story of Love, Jealousy and Death oa
Drip! drip! drip!
It was the sound of falling gore.
A man wounded nigh unto death lay
on a rude cot, while his life blood was
6lowly ebbing away.
But be did not die.
He bad sworn to be avenged, and the
damns stopped the flow of blood.
Night and darkness hung like a pall
over Thompson street. The dimly burn
ing lamps cast weird shadows every
where, and the darkness, shrinking back
for a moment, would return, blacker
and more dense than before.
It was a gala night on the street.
White Razor Jim, the Terror of Crack
aloo alley, was abroad.
, A ball, the society event of the season,
was in progress. White Razor Jim anil
'Manda Baxter, the black belle of the
street, led the german.
From a dark corner of the dance ball
a pair of red, venomoua looking eyes
glared at Jim and 'Manda.
The eyes belonged to Rattlesnake Bill.
Bill loved 'Manda, bnt feared his
hated rival, White Razor Jim.
For a moment 'Manda was left alone,
and Bill hastened to her side. He only
had time to whisper in her ear one word,
The warning was repeated to White
Razor Jim. and the Terror of Craekaloo
alley went razoring for Bill.
He found him.
Bill was removed to the loft, and then
canie the gore dripping scene described
in the prelude to this story.
"On with the dance!" shouted White
Razor Jim, as he wiped Bill's blood off
"On with the dance!" screamed 'Man
da, the heartless coquette.
The dance went on.
Next day Jim and 'Manda fled from
Thompson street. They went rapidly
from bad to worse, and finally settled in
Rattlesnake Bill recovered from his
wounds and then he disappeared. Some
said be was dead, others that be was on
At times a dark shadow was seen lurk
ing about Craekaloo alley. Some said it
was Rattlesnake Bill, others that it was
Three years have elapsed.
White Razor Jim has oome back to
stamp again on his old stamping ground
in Thompson street. It is midnight,
and he is walking down Craekaloo alley
No, he is not alone. A dark shadow
follows close behind.
The avenger is on his trail.
"One! two! three!" Three times a
sharp razor gleamed in the darkness,
and then White Razor Jim, the Terror
of Craekaloo alley, sank to the ground
to rise no more.
The shadow dipped a rabbit's foot in
the blood of the Terror, then slunk away
in the darkness.
Rattlesnake Bill was avenged. New
York Evening Sun.
An Insult Queen victoria Remembers.
The last time that the queen visited
the city of Eath was in 1830. She was
then a young miss was called the Prin
cess Victoria. In that year she visited
Bath with her mother, the Duchess of
Kent The two were lodged in a house
in Sydney place, and presently a large
crowd congregated and cheered lustily
and clamored for a view of the little prin
cess. With her mother the princess
stepped out upon a balcony to bow to
the noisy multitude. She wore a flounced
frock, long white stockings, black slip
pers (with elastics crossing her ankles),
and a liberal show of white frilling ap
peared below the hem of her frock.
Hardly had the little princess appeared
attired in this fashion of that period
when a coarse voice sung out from the
crowd, "Oh, what ugly feet!" Victoria
blushed scarlet, retired at once from the
balcony, burst into tears and declared
that she would leave the city at once
and would never return to it. The
mother sought to soothe her, but the
girl's wrath would not be assuaged.
Next day the party left the town. In
all the sixty years that have elapsed since
this unfortunate incident the queen has
not revisited Bath, and she still speaks
mpleasantly of the city whenever it is
mentioned in conversation. Eugene
Field i:i Chicago News.
Wsyi and Means.
Homeseeker (inspecting aflat) How in
t he world are people to live in such little
e ubby holes as these?
Agent Easy enough, mum. All you
i eed is folding beds and camp chairs and
fcelf doubling up tables and a few things
1 ke that.
"Humph! I can hardly turn around in
tuese rooms myself."
"I see, mum. It's too bad to leso afflicted,
mum. Von bhould take anti-fat." Xtw
Mrs. Charlotte Kmerson Brown, presi
dent of the Federation of Women's clubs,
received an ovation on her visit to Boston,
et tertaining enthusiastic women at her
hotel and being the central figure at sev
en! receptions given in her honor..
As to what will prevent hair from falling
out, take the water that common white
potatoes are boiled in, let it settle and
co 1, drain off ihs clear water and waab
th 3 scalp thoroughly several times.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
1 -Wf m&v
Managing the Little Ones.
- Babies grow bo fast they change almost
from day to day, and the little trick that
you think not quite pretty will be forgot
ten tomorrow or a day later, if you say
nothing to the baby about it, but induce
him to stop it simply by attracting his at
tention to something else. The whole se
cret of "training" baby is to furnish him
amusement, or let him find it for himself,
and in case he finds something amusing
that it is best and wise he should not have
draw his attention to something else and
quietly let the other attraction disappear.
Don't imagine he will think you are
afraid to correct him; he has not the least
idea on -tho 'natter at all, and does not
realize that he is "managed;" he simply
knows he is having a good time. By and
by, when baby is old enough to understand
! causes and ejects, and you first explain
your reasons to him, then if he does not
obey it may sometimes be necessary to slap
j a hand; for as soon as a child is old enough
to understand what you tell him, and the
! reason why, he must not be allowed to
! realize that ho can disregard the parents'
Make as few rules a9 possible. Never
make a rule or give a command unless it
is necessary and wise to do so; but when
done, then gently but firmly enforce it.
On the other hand, give praise aud kisses
for prompt obedience. Let the child over
hear you tellingpnpa that lie is just a splen
did boy to obey; that you always know
when you tell him not to do a thing that
he will obey ynu, and slyly watch t he ef
fect. It will please the little one and help
it to obey ynu in future. Never rule by
"don'ts." Praise the little ones all you
can truthfully, and find fault as seldom a
possible. Hall's Journal of Health.
Xln'cct of Surroundings on Children.
"I need a new carpet for my dining
room," commented a womau recent ly
"but I tell t he children while they are sc
can-less at table the old one will do as well
It is a Wilton worn to canvas, and on oc
casion the maid actually takes a scrubbing
brush to the grease spots." "Why, do you
know," replied her companion, "I have
bought a iew one on purpose to improve
my childreu'i manners while eating. They
greatly admire the freshened room, and it
is 'a matter of pride with each one, as lit
gets down f-om his chair to see how few
crumbs he can leave."
This is a whole sermon in itself. Chil
drcn are peculiarly susceptible to the
beanty or otherwise of their surroundings.
They may not be able to voice it may not
le conscious of it even, but it has none tht
less a potent influence on their behavior.
"1 used to notice," said an observing per
son once, "in a family which 1 visited quit
frequently, that when my call was eon lined
to a chat in the library, a lovely ennobli-jj
room, full of books and sunshine, if tht
children were visible at all they were ex
ceedingly mannerly and charming, while
on the occasions when I would go down in
formally to the home luncheon or din-.'I
their behavior was quite different. The
room was dark and sunless and the !
longings good, but with all freshness worn
off. 1 finally attributed the change in the
children's conduct to their different en
vironments." Her Point of View in New
Why is it. that only the homely, unat
tractive girls receive praise for their vir
tues? There are just as many good pretty
girls as there are ugly ones, yet one seldom
hears much about the good deeds of pretty
Yet how much more credit could pretty
women deserve for doing acts than ugly
ones. Nobody expects much of pretty wom
en. They can be selfish, tyrannical, almost
anything they like, without being blamed
very much, while the ngly girl must be
good to be endured by her fellow creatures.
Still it's rather hard for the pretty wom
an who practices a few virtues never to
get credit for them.
I was struck by this recently when the
name of a girl came up for discussion, and
a numlier of racy stories were told about
her. One man, who had known her all his
life, said that he liked her anyway; that at
her home she nursed the sick," and the
wants of the jioor were relieved by her gen
erosity. I had heard stories about this girl
for many years, and this was the first kind
one. If the girl had been homely she'd
have had no temptation; she would have
led a sedate life, and nursing the sick and
feeding the poor would have been all to be
said of her. But the pretty girl's short
comings were blazoned abroad and her
kindnesses untold. Atlanta Constitution.
A woman who is known for the taste
and grace with which she dresses herself
says that high breeding is shown by the
way in which a lady adapts her laces to her
occasions. The woman who knows doesn't
put on at fifty laces which are suitable
only to twenty-five. She distinguishes be
tween the seasons and the hours of the
day. In the morning she wears Valen,
cienne. In the winter she wears point
d'Alencon. With delicate summer muslin
she chooses light, soft lille and arras laces.
She puts on duchesse with rich velvets of
an evening. Lastly she subscribes to the
creed of Ruskin that "the real good of a
piece of lace, then, you will find, is that it
should show first that the designer of it
had a pretty fancy; next, that the maker of
it had nimble fingers; lastly, that the
wearer has worthiness or dignity enough
to obtain what is difficult to obtain, and
common aense enough not to wear it on all
occasions." New York Recorder.
A Uistincaished Artist.
Among the really distinguished artists
in the woman's world is Miss Ottilie Bode,
of London, who is the proud possessor of
the golden star given by the Drawing
society of Great Britain and Ireland. Be
sides beins? n. t-i f fj'd ruiiiifor rr ft
landscapes and figures, she is an accom-
tuiBuou ungujst as wen. i rencn, Uerman,
Dutch and English are equally familiar to
her.and in her little ulnn nrVinua nralla cKa
has decorated with bunches of wild flowers
ana trailing vines, she discusses the latest
entific or philosophical work in any tongue.
TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
J. B. ZIMMER,
THE WELL KNOWN
Star Block, Opposite Harper House.
has purchased for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A larger and flDer stock than ever. These goods will arrive In a few days. Wait anl j
H. SIEMON & SON,
loves and Tinware,
ZE'TTIIVEIE'S, IST-AILS, &C,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Hentin-: Stoves and the Gcccscn Cooking 6tnv?s
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron "ork.
1508 r.OONP VE.. ROCK ISLAND, ILL
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
The beet Men's fine shoe in tbc city for the price.
8evnd and Harrison Sts.
vJ. HVE. OHBISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
HAHTJFACTTfBEB OF CK&CKXBS AHD BISCUITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are beet.
VSpeclaltiesi The Christy "0TSTBB" and tie Christy "WAFER."
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
ALL KIND 8 OF CARPENTER WORK DONE.
tVQeneral Jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and 8hop 1412 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL
Agency for Excelsior Roofing Company,
Cheaper than Ehikgles.
Bead for circular. Telephone
GEORGE SCUAFER, Proprietor.
1601 Second Avenue. Corner of sixteenth Stree . Opposite Harper's Theatre.
Th 3 choicest Wines, Liquors.
Free Lunch Every Day
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth 8t ." t i t i J
and Seventh Avenne, I ' K.OCK lsJanG
BW-Al) ttirfs of carpenter work a i specialty . Pl.n. tnd estimates for all kinds of building,
lunlsano en application.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth arenne.
J. T. RYAN. Proprietor.
This house has ju.t been refitted I throegboat and is now in A No. 1 condition. It is a 2rSt c,
Il.ou per day noun and a desirable family hotel.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
Goats' Fine Shoe, a specialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly .
A share of your patronage respectfully solicited. m
1813 Second Avenue, Roak Island, IH.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
All kinds of Cut Flowers constantly on hand
One block north at r-o.-oi c.w ..- , . .
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Shop cernerTwenty-seeond strwt and Kinth avenue. Residence 29S5
11 prepared to mk timatne and do an kinds of Carpenter work. Give him a trial.
STABY, BEEGER & SNELL,
T. H. ELLIS. Rock Island. L!.
W36. Cor. Fourteenth St. and Second Av.'
Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Sandwiches Furnished on Short So
BOCK ISLAND, ILL.
. r lower Store
J04 Brady Street, Davenport, !wi-