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TELE AKGUtt. TUESDAY, MAY 2(5 1891.
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ticlea will be pttnted over fictitious i?nature
Anonymons communication not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every townantp
In Fo:k Island county.
Tuesday, Mat 26. 1891.
The Minneapolis Evening Tribune dis
covers that in 1831 Martin Van Burt n
withdrew from Tresident Jackson's cabi
net "because his friends persitttd in push
ing him to the front as a presidential
candidate." It is unlikely that Mr. Blaine
will follow Van Buren's example.
SkwYohk World: If Mr. Blaine is
"losing his mind." as a sensational sheet
proclaimed yesterday morning, all good
Americans will hope thatRudini may cot
Jlnd it. There wa not much evidence
of a mental grip in the secretary's talk
with Baron Fava nor in his letters to the
In a retrospect of the civil war, John
C. Ropes, an acknowledged authority on
military science, says, in the June Scrib
ner. that steam and electricity made pos
sible for Grant and McClellan what had
been impossible for a Napoleon. Other
wise the predictions of Polmtrston am
Napoleon III, that the north would fat',
would probably have been fulfilled.
The popular writer, Georce Prsons
Lathrop, author of "At. Echo of Pas
sion," "Newport," "Afterglow," ere.
contributes the complete novel to tbe
June number of Lippincott's Magazine.
The story is called "Gold of Pleasure."
and it is the most interesting and tbe
most dramatic story that has come from
the pen of Mr. Lithrop. It is a tae of
love and adventure, with scenes that
shift from the quiet surroundings of a
New England seaport town to Ceylon.
What Im Rinai'a Inflofn- .
The status of the Raum case is such
that every hour that the commissioner is
retained in office adds fresh scanlil to tbe
already shameful record of the adminis
tration. The question is growing louder:
"What 'pull' hasRium on the president "
That tbe president doesn't intend to re
move the commissioner, or even accept
his resignation and thus let him down
easy, if he can possibly help it, is ap
parent, says the Indianapolis Sentinel.
Dudley, the man wno stole Indiana, is
quoted to prove Raum's good character,
and in every way an effort is made to find
justification for his further retention by
tbe president. Whit is tbe reason of
The scandals in tbe pension office nnder
the administra'jon of Commissioner Rtum
have been almost too numerous to men
tion, but the Columbus Herald in dis
cussing tbe resignation of young Rum
summarizes a few of tbe proven pom's
Young Raum lived with bis father. He
was a fast young man a sport. It w&i
shown in tbe investigation lust winter
that be kept two fast horses and that a
messenger in tbe pension office was em
ployed to groom and ttain Uieri Tue
evidence disclosed that be had an old sol
dier removed from tbe force of laborers
and secured the appoint -nent in his plate
of a colored man who was the k i ar of
a gambling house, under indictment at tbe
time of his appointment for keeping an
unlicensed and disorderly house. Toe
office of an appointment clerk was
created by an order of tbe commissioner
expressly for bis son. The law prut ides
for no such office. Before he could be ap
pointed to any office created by law Le
must take the civil service examinatiou.
It is well known ihtt he could Dot p-iss
this examination and, therefore, a plac
must be made tor him. It is a signiUcao
fact that the office so created should tie
tbe office of appointment clerk, lie is
nothing but a troy, unable himself to p.s
an examination; why snouid he piss uu
on the qualifications cf others eeekinz
employment in this great bureau? There
are many stories afloat among the em
ployes illustrative of tbe supercilious de
meanor of this bumptious youngster.
The Washington correspondent of tbe
New York Tribune last winter called at
tention to the fact that he was conduct
ing a collecting agency in the depart
ment, and tbit employes were thre-iteoed
with remoyal unless they paid claims put
in bis hands for collection; that a rin of
usurious money lenders was using him to
enforce payment of their exaction-),
amounting in some instances to 100 per
cent on tbe sums loaned. The commis
sioner's attention was called to this fct,
and instead of reproving or pucishiog
bis son and breaking up tbe nefarious
practice, he removed from office the man
who gave tbe Tribune correspondent tbe
Now, we repeat, why should tbe office
of appointment clerk be created and
given to this young man, unless it was
to afford "bim tbe opportunity to exercise
the thrift so Characteristic of the fami'y?
The son knew that his father hid re
ceived 112.000 from a pension attorney
for a single ruling; that he used his of
flee to float tbe worthless stock of boom
corporations, and that these things ui
been condoned by a republican congress.
The president knows of these things
and Las known of them for months.
Then why does he allow the scandal to
coqlinue? Are Mr. Rium's coat-tail
pockets liie those f Dudley bo fl led
with political dynamite that tbe appli
cation of tbe presidential boot-toe there
under would prove disastrous to the pres
ident. In'ebort, what mfljeace has Raum
on tbe president?
WOMAN'S CLUB GROWTH.
EVOLUTION OF THE NCW ORDER
OF THINGS ANALYZED..
Relation of Home to the Steadily Incom
ing; Number of Clubs anil Sim 11 ir Social
Organization Some of the Yal loos De
partment off the Club.
That significant product of our day, the
woman's club, has sprung so receitly into
notice that its character and origin are of
To Itegin with, the name itself -vas mis
leading, and the world at once jumped to
the conclusion that it was modeled upon the
only club t knew the man's club. That it
was a place of revels was a natural it ference.
Even the mildest view 4was of a scene of gos
sip and wrangling, the assumption of man
nish ways and indulgences. The most gen
erous critics looked upon it as a violent
departure from womanly ways an 1 wom
anly traditions, aggressive in its tenden-'
cies and one more distasteful sign of the
restlessness f the times, while newspapers
delighted to ridicule and the world to laugh
over the supposed or imagined do ngs be
hind the scenes. In truth, if persecution
of a sort particularly repugnant to women
could have killed it, it would havo.S-eathed
its last long ago.
Happily, the club has outlived this phase
of its existence, and the truth is coi ling to
be known that woman has simply seized
upon the clpb idea from a woman's point
of view, and developed it in a purely wom
Home is and ever will be the chosen king
dom of woman. She could not if she
would eradicate the instinct that makes
her the homemaker of the race. The
housewife of loo years ago, aUmrlied in the
affairs of her small world, directing its
varied industries and administering its
laws, overseeing the spinning and weav
ing, conducting the cutting and fashion
ing of garments, putting down its year's
provisions, from jars of jam to barrels of
leef in fact, personally superint nding
the processes of what are now a dozen dis
tiuct trades even this busy housekeeper
was the true ancestor of her clubtnaking
daughter of today.
Heautifnl and orderly homes all over our
laud, from the Atlantic to the Pacitit , and
from the snow caps of Alaska to the Gulf
of Mexico, testify that woman has lost
neither her power nor her love for the
making of homes, though her life is -o dif
ferent from her grandmother's.
Yet how striking the contrast letween
the two! It would seem that not him; less
than a moral earthquake could etlec-, the
transformation in the lives of women. If
some prophetic soul had gone to otirg-and-inot
hers, ali-ortied body and brain j l the
details of housekeeping, and proposed the
woman's club, what would have been their
horror! How, indeed, did they treat every
jMX'rsoul who ventured to whisper that
woman, too, is an individual Mary Woll
stoueeraft, for example.
It is instructive as well as interestii g to
note the gentle processes of nature in
evolving from the devoted housckeep -r of
a past generation the club woman of to
day; but while considering it, let us not
forget that although housekeeping may be
a declining art, hcrncmaking is an advanc
Observe how gradually the change sp keu
of took place. First, tbe housekeeper was
relieved of her spinning and weaving, ma
chinery doing both much cheaper and bet
ter; cuttingand making of clothes foilo.ved
for the Mine reason; the preservation of
food became a separate branch of industry;
tin cans dethroned the preserving kettle;
factories emptied the cheese press; dairies
superseded the churn: every household
process tended to consolidation.
These changes brought leisure into the
lives of women, and with leisure arose the
desire for improvement. Classes ad read
ing circles, as giving better results ti an
solitary work, were the outcome the very
first move toward union on the part of
woman. Indeed, the class, though it cane
so modestly and met no opposition, was a
more significant step than the club. It
ciened to woman the doors of college and
university, and its best lesson was the
"sisterh'xxl of woman."
home idea in the club.
Close ujkju the heels of the class cane
naturally to the pitying heart of wom.m
unions for charitable wprk. Gradually, is
interest grew and powers developed by
use, a very large share of administering to
the world's distresses fell into her hands,
and by experience in this work she learnt d
her second important lesson the power of
combined elf-irt, the strength in union.
Now she was ready for the club, the in
evitable next step in her evolution and the
progress, of civilization. Yet although, as
has been shown, it was really the end of a
series of revolutionary movements, it was
the first conspicuous departure from tha
secluded home life of her grandmother,
and the world met it accordingly with or
position and ridicule.
Holding with all her soul to the bom-;
idea, woman formed her club, trembling
with doubts and fears, perhaps (for scoff.-!
of hushaud and brother are bard to bear),
but inspired by the unconquerable convio
tiou that she, too, was an individual, and
upheld by a power that was stronger
than she the irresistible spirit of the age.
Nothing is easier than to see the home
roots from which the club has grown; the
several interests cf the association proclaim
them aloud. The home is first in woman's
heart; iu her club she has her home com
mittee, where in a sytuiosium of home
makers thoughts are exchanged and meth
ods discussed to the ljenefit of all.
The education of her children is a moth
er's most serious care: the clubaccordingly
haa an education committee, where moth
er aud teacher together evolve the best
course of action. Books, music and art
belong to all intelligent homes; each baa
its committee and its special days for
study. From the days of almsgiving at
the door to the modern institution, woman
has been moved to relieve the necessities
of others; in her philanthropic committee
she is educated into wiser methods, and
introduced to the thought of the foremost
men of our time. The most conventional
will not deny to woman the duty of at
tending to the "loaves and fishes" of the
world; tbe entertainment committee has
surely tbe deepest roots in the home. Olive
Tboruo Miller in Harper's Bazar.
If globes are much stained on the out
Bide by smoke, soak them in tolerably hot
water in which a little washing soda has
been dissolved. Then put a teaspoonful cf
ammonia into a pau of lukewarm water,
and with a bard brush scrub the globes
until the smoke stains disappear. Rinse
in cieau cold water. They will come out
as white as if new.
It is authoritatively given out that En
glish society has expunged the word "lady"
from its vocabulary. Henceforward, in
polite conversation, only the good, plain
aud unmistakable word "woman" will be
used In reference to the sex.
A GIRL'S FIGHT WITH A PANTHER.
The Enraged Wild Cat Thrown Don at
I'reclpice by Her Fair Antagonist.
The story was brought to Pueblo, Col.,
by a messenger from up in the mountains
of a thrilling adventure which befell Nora,
the daughter of one of the settlement's
leading members. She is a devoted orni
thologist, and had captured an eaglet from
a nest in the top of a tall oak, back of
Quarry peak, a long ledge crowned ridge,
distant half a mile from her home. On her
return from the trip to the eyrie she deter
mined to cross the crest of the ridge and
descend the crags instead of making a cir
cuit, as she had done in the ascending.
The lodge does not average more than forty
feet in height, but was so steep as to be
She had discovered two places, however,
where she could make the descent, and
started down the jerilous route. There
was one place in the descent where she
must drop from the edge of one rock i the
top of another six feet below. Str.fr,ing
the eaglet to her shoulders, she made her
way skillfully and safely, and had just
dropped from the overhanging ledge of one
"step" in the Btairway to the lauding be
neath when a plaintive, half human cry
reached her ears, seeming to come from the
base of the crag beneath. A great branch
ing oak, with limbs shadowing the jagged
rocks and almost touching them, had
grown up from below. She peeped cau
tiously over the precipice down through
the foliage, not daring to make the slight
est noise .nd almcst fearing to breathe.
Shecomd see nothing. The prolonged,
moaning caterw aul was that of a young j
panther. 1 he fair hunter bad no weapon
with her except a small knife and a pocket
revolver a mere toy and with panthers
she quickly decided that the knife was
equally as good a defense as the revolver.
She cast her eyes wistfully into the limbs
alove and then down over the precipice to
ward the jaeged rocks Itelow.
While liemMng over thus the shadows of
some flying thing seemed to pass over her;
there was an ominous rattle of loosened
stones alove and a rustling shock among
the tipper branches of the tree. Then on
the instant another shrill scream, which
now seemed to come up triumphantly
from the foot of the ledge, and was an
swered by a snarling cry from the tree top.
The girl knew just what bad happened,
and crouched quite limp and faint from
fright upon the shelf of the rock.
For a lew moments she dared not look
upward. Then another snarl and ripping of
the bark drew her eyes irresistibly. At the
sight which nu t her gaze she shrank and
cowered closer to the ledge from which she
had just before dropped. The old panther
was there, tl '". mother of the young one at
the base of the ledge. Swaying to and fro,
she clung to a branch and glared fiercely
on the intruder, her white fangs gleaming
as the red lips quivered above them. The
long, lithe, brown body lay along the limb
as the creature prepared for a downward
For some moments the lieast kept her
threatening attitude. At length, awed nr
puzzled by the steady eyes of the girl, she
turned as if to go up the ledge. But just
then the yearning cry of the young one
came up from lielow, and with a spring
the mother leaped to the stony platform
beside the girl.
With an involuntary cry of horror the
mountaineer's daughter kicked with her
heavy shoes full into the panther's face
with such force as to push her over the
edge. But even then, whirling about, the
animal caught her dress and drew the girl
after it. As she slid off Nora caught hold
of the brauch of the tree with one hand.
The other hand, with theknife in it, struck
out for the assailant, and by good fortune
hit the creature's eye. Whether t he socket
was pierced and the brain stabbed, or
whether, blinded with pain, the fall was
awkwardly made and broke the animal's
back, could not lie told, but, howling with
anger, she loosed her hold and fell down
the ledges and lay fifty feet lielow, dead.
The panther's carcass was brought in the
next day by her father. Cor. St. Louis
About Girls' Names.
This matter of given names is, after all,
one that has in all ages been regulated by
the caprice of individuals. Many of our fem
inine Christian names, in the best repute,
were diminutives to begin with. Such are
Alice, Elsie, Eveline, Evelyn, Amy, Nancy,
Nina, Ellen, Ella, Nora, Mabel, Marjorie,
Maud: every one is a diminutive or a con
traction of another name. Then there are
some other good old fashioned pet names
which were in use as serious given names
in New England before any member of the
school Committee was born, such as Betsey,
Peggy and Patty.
The Listener knew of a certain lady who
had all through her girlhood and early
womanhood been called Patty. She dis
liked diminutives, and after her marriage
always wrote her name Martha. But after
her death a relative chanced upon the old
family Bible (it had passed into a collateral
branch of the family), and there found
that the lady's father, in his own well
known hand, bad there written-down her
name, at the time it was liestowed upon
her, Patty and nothing more. Many girls,
have lieen christened Betsy and Nancy.
Where shall we draw the line? Boston
A Neat Way off Serving Toast.
Very few people understand how to
inaLe a nice cream toast. Melt two ounces
of butter in one quart of milk; add one
tablespoonful of flour wet with a little cold
milk and beaten first into half a cupful of
the hot milk Ix-fore being added to the re
mainder. Finally, stir into the mixture
two eggs, beating them into a little hot
milk first. Strain the cream through a
gravy strainer. Bet urn it to the stove aud
beat it carefully while it comes again to
the boiling point and thickens. Dip thin
slices of well browned toast in this cream
and send them to the table iu a covered
dish with the remaining cream in a sepa
rate bowl. Put a ladle of the cream from
tbe bowl over each slice of toast as it is
served. New York Tribune.
Th soft e'ow of the tea ro e i ac
quired bv Indies who use Pozzom's Com
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
A Ten Mile Walk Dally.
Walking is a real pleasure, though, per
haps, not of the very acute kind. It
is in the sama caso with health. You
don't realize how el lent a faculty it is
until you have lost the exercise of it. Ask
a gouty man ora lame man what he thinks
of it. You may then be astonished to learn
what a valuable power still remains at
Some one, when he was asked the secret
of his longevity, is said to have replied:
"Eat one meal a day, rise at C all the year
round, never be out of bed at midnight,
think of nothing in particular unless you
are forced, and walk ten miles every day
of your life."
He may have been a wag. this old gentle
man; but otherwise, if he had truly acted
upon his own recipe for long life, seeing
that he was then in his ninetieth year, he
must have had the blessed privilege of or
dering his days as he pleased. Most of us,
happily or not, are forced to think a good
deal daily, and upon subjects that are of
very particular importance. And most of
us have inherited from our inconsiderate
sires a lamentable habit not easy to bo
controlled of eating at least three meals a
day, without mention of trifles, which,
perhaps, represent a fourth.
However, I for one allow that the old
gentleman was very wise to recommend a
ten mile walk once in twenty-four hours.
It is the one item in his programme that I
attempt to practice in my own mortal ca
reer, lie the day line or be it wet, I go
forth to face it, reckless of umbrella. It
set-ms somewhat idiotic, I willingly admit.
At first I thought it so, but habit has now
endeared the custom to me, and I would as
soon almost sacrifice my dinner as my two
or three hours' constitutional.
Of course, such a walk in town would lje
a monstrous t il. A pavement is as fat igu
ing as the surface of mother earth itself is
the contrary when trodden in moderation.
There is a sort of electric force that seems
to ascend through tbe clods and disperse
itself by the channels of one's veins a'l
over the body. It may be fancy, or it may
be the mere pleasure of feeling the blood
in active movement. Anyhow, that is the
idea it suggests. All the Year Hound.
"Ho accepted the invite." It would be
quite as correct grammar to say "Be ac
cepted the give" or "the appoint."
"She took a walk with Edith anil I."
Would the sneaker say, "She went with
I?" How do the intermediate words alter
the principle of construction? 1 should not
note either this error or the last were it not
that I have heard both from the lips of
highly educated persons who ought to have
known a great deal better.
A favorite style at present is, "This plant
will grow, don't you think?" Would it
not bo more correct, as well as elegant, to
say, "Do you not think this plant will
The horrible adverb between the infini
tive and verb continues to vex the souls cf
all lovers of syntax: "To distinctly speak,'
"To carefully notice," etc.
Another most awkward combination,
much in favor is, "The death is announced
of General Smith."
Our cousin Jonathan some time ago in
structed us to write some one and anv one,
and now he sends tis a hyphenless today
and tomorrow. What shall we shudder at
next? Our cousin Patrick, who seems to
have full command of many newspapers, is
also making us shudder by such inelegan
ciea as "He asked me could I do it." "I
wondered did he mean it." We should like
to hear them parsed.
Lastly, what do we mean by styling every
mortal event a function? We used to hear
of the functions of a clergyman, an officer,
or a minister of state; but until the last
few years we never dreamed of Lady
Blank's evening party being a function or
of applying such a title to Mrs. Dash's
concert.. Is it not rather r.'jsurd and also a
distinct loss as regards the old sense, for
which we seem to have no other word
equally expressive? Notes and Queries.
Lincoln in a New Light.
Tom Shannon, the ex-collector of the
port, said: "It was during Lincoln's first
administration, while I was in congress,
that the question of the appointment of a
superintendent of the mint in this city
came up, and among the applicants for the
place was old Dave Maltby. One day a
messenger came into the house and in
formed me that the president wished to
see me at once. I hurried to his office, and
when I entered he iuformed me that he
was considering the fitness of the various
applicants for superintendent of the mint.
" 'Now, here is Dave Maltby,' he said,
'and I want to ask you to tell me candidly
if you consider him fitted for the place?'
"Without hesitating I replied: 'Mr.
President, Maltby is a man of unquestioned
integrity, but hardly the man for that
"'Yes' (musingly), 'Dave Maltby is an
honest man. I knew him as a Iwy, but I
never discovered anything in him.'
"Mr. Lincoln hesitated for a moment
and his fave assumed a more than usually
grave expression. He suddenly looked up,
with an amused expression on his face, and
asked: 'Who ever discovered anything in
me when I was a boy? I don't think Dave
Maltby did, but some way or another I am
here, where you see me to-day.' " Saa
Unless a servant is in the hall to opea
th6door for departing guests the hostess
should accompany them to the door her
self. Formal calls are generally made
twice a year, but only once a year is bind
ing, when no invitations have been re
ceived that require calls in return.
The parents of the bride are supposed to
bear all the expenses of a wedding, includ
ing invitations, etc. The bride's full name
should be usod upon the invitation. Lace
pins, pendants, rings or any not too elab
orate bit of jewelry serve as appropriate
On the 3rd of May, 1738, a wager was
laid at Newmarket by a young lady that
she would ride 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours,
which she accomplished in little more than
a third of the time. The wager was 300
guineas, and the lady Miss Pond.
TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
J. B. ZIMMER,
-THE WELL KNOWN-
Stau Block, Opposite Karpeu House.
ha purchased for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A larger and finer stock th in evr. Thece co
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware
PUMPS, rJ'AILS, &G,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Ilcalins Stovo and the Geneseo Cooking Su,?,,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
The best Meti'e hoc In the city for ihs price.
STABY, BERGER & SNELL,
SeOD-l nd HerriDu ots
J. oVX. CHRISTY.
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MA5U7ACTT3EIK Of CXACKEBS AND BISCTTITS.
Ask jour Grocer for loom. . They are best
W8peclatit The Ciriety "CTbTKS" nd tbe Chrtaty "WAFEB."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
SEIVSRS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and. Builders, fe
I luffs. 1
AXIi KINDS OF CARPKNTEB WOBK DOH2. -or
lyOenem! Jobbing dona on nort noMc and at!fctloa fnarsnteei. itchiBo
Ofice and 8hop 1412 Fourth Avenue.
ent'cesor to Adamson & Rnick,
Shop Nineteenth St .
Geut- ral Jobbiug in J R-pairing promptly dote.
?2?"8ecoiid Hand Ma'hin-ry bought, sod and repaired
Agency for Excelsior Roofing Company,
Cheapbr than Shingles.
Scud for circular. Tclopboae
Opox-ci, SSCotjls.o Saloon
GEORGE SCIIAFER, Proprietor.
1601 Second Avenue. Corner of SixteeUh Stree - Opposite Harper- Thosiro.
The choicest Wines, Liquors,
Free Locch Every Pay
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and JBnilder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth Ft. t t T i
snd Seventh Anue. I ' KOCK ISiduC
I" An kinf e of carpenter work a s; ecialty. Plan, knd estimate! for all kird of n:M rc
rarsloa n ay jlieauon.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third atrcet and Fonrth avenne KOCK ISLAND. IU-
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Thla honae has Jnatbeen refitted throngbont and ia now In A No. 1 condition. It U a rjt-c
1 00 per d ay hone and a desirable family hotel.
Macufactnrer of all kinds of
Genta' Fine 8hoe aapecialty. Repairingdone neatly and promptly.
a anare of yonr patronage retpactfnlly solicited.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Shop corner Twenty-eernnd etreet and Ninth avenne. Residence 2935
tIe prepared to make eetimatr.e and do all kinda of Carpenter work. Givelhim a trial.
i.li will arrive in a few .lays, vrnit (.
vrr.. ROCK TST, a N D
ROCE ISLAND XL I
Kock Island, 111.
First and St-cond Avnuf.
T. II. ELLIS, Rock Island. 111.
1C36. Cor. Fourteenth St and A"
Beer and Cigars always on Face
Sundwirhen Fnmiehefl oti SW:
' 1618 8econd Avenue. Rok Ieland.I