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THE AKGU8. TUESDAY, JUNE 2 1891.
Published Daily and Weekly at 1621 Second Av
enue, Kock It-land, 111.
J. w. Potter,
Tirws-Daily. 50c per month; Weekly, 12.00
All communication of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religious, must have
real name attached for publication. No inch arti
ticlea will be printed over fictitious denatures -Anonymous
communication not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
In Rock Island county.
Tuesday. Mat 2, 1891.
Rockford's chweijfurth has a rival
in a man named Baroum at Stephenville,
Wis., who claims to have the power to re
vive after dying and has already come to
life three times.
Tite McKinley tax on tin-plate will be
gin going into the treasury July 1. It is
now going into the pockets of English
manufacturers, who, as soon as the bill
passed, put op their prices in expectation
of the rush to get tin into this country
before the treasury begins collecting the
tax. The bill has thus given them at
least $5,000,000 of American money
representing American work, before it
puts a single cent into the treasury.
Boston Globe: Whatever the out-,
come may be of the amiable canvass now
progressing for the speakership of the
next congress, William M. Springer is
assured of one of the handsomest compli
ments that was ever paid to a public man.
The graceful act of the republican mem
bers in joining with the democrats in
giving Mr. Springer's candidacy for
speaker the unanimous indorsement ot
the general assembly cf Illinois is a tribute
seldom equaled in our political life.
Cleveland, O , has for years had a
deaf mute on its police force. He has a
record of having been a thoroughly effi
cient officer, and as he cannot hear a
sound he is obliged to be more than us-,
ually watchful. Rock Island has do
member of i's police force who cannot
hear, yet it hss one man on the day
force, tin J he isn't on the east beat or
the west beat, that would serve with
more efficiency more satisfaction to the
public and more credit to the city if he
was in sympathy with his Cleveland
brother, as far as the mule part of it is
Albany Argc: The patriotic small
boy cannot begin too soon this year to
save pennies and nickels for the Fourth
of July. The McKinley tariff has in
creased the taxes on firecrackers to eight
cents a pound, and the price is higher in
consequence. But like the Cuban cigar
makers, the Chinese, who make all the
firecrackers, think they have found a way
to escape McKinley. They are making
for the American market cheaper fire
crackers, with less powder and more
sand, and less tightly rolled, about half
of.which are liktly to be good for nothing
but "sissers." The Fourth of July will
give Young America an object lesson in
tariff taxation this year.
The British government is preparing
to introduce a bill prohibiting British
subjects from killing seals in the Bthring
Bea. Intelligent comment on this bill is
not possible without more knowledge of
its contents than is afforded by the bare
announcement of the fact that we have
mentioned. Yet it is safe to assume tbat
the British government has made up its
mind to protect the interests of the En
glish people who are encaged in the in
dustry of dressing sealskins, and to aban
don the Canadian poachers who are ex
terminating the seals themselves, thus
ruining the London business. Now,
will our own government restrain the
North American Commercial company on
those humane grounds which Mr. Blaine
so eloquently urged upon Lord Salisbury?
AsoTiir.it large Ind'Sn reserve will soo
be opened for setiUment atd cultivation.
The government has completed negotia
tions with several tribes in the state of
Washington by which it will obtain pos
session of a tract of territory comprising
1,500,000 acres of land, as soon as the
treaty meets with the approval of con
gress. The people of the new state have
been very desirous of the opening of this
broad tract, which is fully a half of the
great Calvilie reserve held by two or three
thousand Indians. It is in the finest part
of the state, and comprises farming, graz
ing, timber, and mineral lands. It has
all the resources needed for the support
of a large population, and, as a matter of
course, it has plenty of fine sites for
flourishing towns. There will doubtlees
be a heavy rush of settlers to the reserve
as soon as it is thrown open to settle
ment. rue Caudid Uttle Bo.
"Now, little boy, what is the meaning
of the word hypocrisy?" asked a Sunday
school teacher of her favorite pupil.
'I can't explain what it is, but I know
just the same."
"Give me an example of hypocrisy.
"When a fellow says ho loves his Sun
day school teacher that's hypocrisy."
Texas Sif tings. '
Old Doctor No, sir. I neH-er have a
patient die on my hands, never!
Yonng Doctor How do you manage it?
Old Doctor When I find that a man
is going to die I get him to call in an
other doctor. New York Continent
CO-OPERATION THAT 13 PRACTI
CABLE AND REASONABLE.
It o well Fisher's Experiment In Montreal
I'ndnres Stiocevifully He Has a Large
Apartment House in Which There Is
Only One Kitchen.
Mr. Roswell Fisher, of Montreal, whose
article on co-operative housekeeping in Thi
Nineteenth Century attracted general at
tention, cave an address on that theme at
the Workingrnan's school on Fifty-fourth
Mr. Fisher told his audience that som
two or three year ago, after nearly twenty
years' study of the question of co-operative)
housekeeping, he found himself in a posi
tion to carry out the conclusions at which
he had arrived on a scale not so larfe as he
desired, but sufficiently large to admit the
essential feature of professional manage
ment, lie accordingly built, on the prin
cipal residential street of Montreal, an
apartment house containing twenty apart
ments, each with eight or ten rooms, and
forming a complete dwelling but for the
omission of appliances for cooking.
In the basement, in addition to the fur
naces for heating the house, water for
baths, etc., and other conveniences of a
good apartment house, Mr. Fisher fur
nished a complete club kitchen, a small
private suite for the manager, and a club
laundry, with a dining room. The kitchen
is in direct connection with every pantry
by electric bells and speaking tubes, and
there are two dumb waiters at convenient
points, eauli serving into ten pantries, two
on each floor.
In addition to the usual kitchen plant
there is n butler's tray for each tenant,
and sufficient covered tins and white ware
in which to send the meals to the indi
vidual service rooms.
HOW MEALS AKE SEHVF.D.
In the leases, which are for at least a year,
there is a clause requiring each tenant to
pay quarterly a uniform tax or kitchen
subscription, which assists in covering cer
tain tixe.l charges of the kitchen, such as
the cost of management, trie interest on
and the depreciation of the plant, fuel and
gas, leaving only the wages of the kitchc u
help, the cost of the food, and a calculated
profit of about 0 to 10 per cent, i'.-r contin
gencies. The service of meals is mar.nged as fid
lows: Every day a xiatpie bill of fare for
breakfast, lunch and dinner, confirming
to the usual home requirements of the
class of tenants in the house, with one or
two extr.is, is made out by the manager
for the succeeding day, and i-deli .ed to
each tenant at breakfast. Tho-e dishes or
meals which are not required are scratched
out and the bill returned to the manage
ment with went-, complaints, suggestion
or remarks added.
The manager then is enabled to arrange
for the marketing, and also to make out
breakfast, lunch and dinner tables for the
cook, showing what each tenant requires,
at what, hours and for how many jn-rsons.
Meals canceled before the hour for cooktng
are ailowvd for, and all extra orders sent
down are carried out, so far as possible.
All the bills of fare are filed, and at the
close of the week the totals are presented
and the accounts are settled.
It was stated that the taritT prices for
breakfast, lunch and dinner do not include
butter, cream and sugar, which are
charged for absolutely as ordered. Nor do
they include tea, coffee, fruit and other
desserts, which the kitchen does not sup
ply at all. All extra dishes or meals not
shown on the bill of fare, but caiied for, are
charged .at cost price and 10 per cent, ex
tra. Twenty-fmtr hours" notice is required
tor large lunch fir dinner parties.
ADVANTAGES OF A ( LV'J.
It will Ik- seen that by this plan Mr.
Fisher has been enahled to carry out his
purpose; that each tenant of his home
club possesses a private and individual
dwelling in which he is able to live in such
a manner and on such a scale as his habits
and tastes and means call for, and with
all the elasticity of ordinary home life, free
from the publicity of the club, hotel or
boarding house, and is at the same time
spared the ceaseless worry and annoyances
of the private kitchen while enjoying a
much better cooking than is possible to
the employers of the ordinary cook.
The cost of this system, including the
kitchen tax, is, in the case of families of
two or tliree, appreciably less than ordin
ary living on the same scale, while for
tatniliet of four to six it is about the same.
At the npeuing of the hou-e Mr. Fisher
promised his tenants he would ban 1 back
any protits of the kitchen, if there were
any, and thus make the kitchen a profit
sharing enterprise. This he did for the
double purpose of showing the economy of
the system and of inducing ti.e tenants to
aid this economy by facilitating in all ways
the endeavors of the management to cut
So many of the tenants, though of the
lietter cla-s, showed themselves mdiflerent
to the difficulties of the management and
to the waste, both on their own nart and
on that of their servants, that Mr. Fisher
gave notice that in the future this profit,
about 7 per cent., will not lie shared with
them, but will te held to meet the extra
trouble and expense of maimgemeut.
After ten months' trial of this system,
with all its initial difficulties, notiq of the
tenants are leaving, and as both the home
and the kitchen are satisfactory invest
ments. Mr. Fisher considers that he has in
troduced a successful though only incom
plete met hoi of meeting the domestic dif
licut ies cf economic kitchen service. New
Iriiiee XiioleinM Sister.
The I'rincess Mathilde, sister of I'rince
Napoleon, and with whom the Empress
Eugenie resides when passing through
Paris, is a pleasing blue stocking, a friend
to artists, but not a politician, tihe has
leeu early initiated to the sorrows of life
by her martyrdom marriage, till separat
edwith Prince Demidoff. Though a true
blue Bonapartist the Kepublicaus have
never had to reproach her with any polit
ical incorrectness. She is popular with the
rich of all classes ami the poor of all de
grees. Paris Cor. Pittsburg Press.
A member of the British parliament, in
his address to his constituents, wished he
had a wiudow in his busoui that all could
see his heart. He was considerably sur
prised to tiud that he had. been reported as
Baying "widow" instead of window.
Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth's full name
is Emma Dorothy Eliza Neuette South
worth, and she explains it by saying that
her parents were so poor that they could
give her nothing else, so they bestowed
upon her all those valuable names.
Teach the "girl" to take off the lids and
close the draughts of the stove as soou as
she is through cooking so as to save carrying
in so much coal or wood. This will appeal
to her more directly than the thought of
saving the fuel, perhaps.
Can for Ivy Foioon.
A reader wants to know the IwMt cure
for ivy poisoning, -especially for that ex
tending over the greater part of the face,
and likely to involve the eyes.
The best treatment for ivy poisoning is
to wash the places affected as soon as the
poisoning has been discovered in strong
soapsuds or saleratus water. Plenty of
good, clear water will answer if these can
not be obtained. Of course, after the in
flammation begins to show itself, some
remedies must be applied which will
check and control the eruption and swell
ing. The common household remedy is
witch hazel, which can be procured at any
grocer's in small bottles. This is very
good for ordinary cases, but it haa a ten
dency to relieve the itching and smarting
sensation more than to check the speed
and growth ot the inflammation.
Probably one of the best things is to pro
cure some common black wash at a drug
store, and use it as a lotion twice a day for
half an hour at a time. Between these
times keep the poisoned surface covered
with cold water dressings or ointments of
some soft nature. Another good wash is a
teaspoonful of sugar of lead in a pint of
water, applied as a wash several times a
day. Poison from jvy or sumach can be
treated in this way, but it is well to state
tbat neither one of these poisons is danger
ous. It requires about three or four weeks for
the attacks to run their full course, and
then the poisoned parts begin to heal up of
themselves. Remedies can simply alleviate
the pain and sometimes partly check the
inflammation, but they never entirely pre
vent and cure the poison at once. The
eruptions seldom show themselves until a
day or two after contact with the poisons,
and after that there is no danger from
coming in contact with another person.
Although the poisoning sometimes as
sumes the appearance of a very serious case
the result is never permanent. No scars
or disfigurements ever mark the skin or
flesh after the poison has disappeared. The
poison is an acid which exists in ail parts
of the plants, but especially in the leaves.
Though some persons are not affected by
it at ail, others are so sensitive to the acid
that it is not necessary for them to come in
contact with the vines to get. poisoned.
The ,ue!ll llispluy.
Now look at this little blue bag, once
belonging to Queen Charlotte, and vague
ly descrilieil as made of silk, although it is
to all appearance knitted with silk, possi
bly by the queen herself, who was fond ot
this occupation. The blue web ground is
divided into lozenges by crossed rows of
gold leai!s. and in each diamond a whitt
i'eur le lis is inserted, according to the
cotch knitting, being relieved with a
loubie bar ot the gold It-ads. employe 1
No fur the motto "Amine" (friendship!,
nscriiH-d in capita! let ters across the top.
Thus in t his receptacle we rind specimens
of stocking, beaded ami inlaid knitting.
A quite dilletent decoration can Ik seen
in tiie handkerchief sachet made by Queen
Adelaide. On t he white satin foundation,
l.ow mellowed by time, crvt-ps a spray ot
fragrant roses: each raised bloom is deftly
ltshioned with white crepe, and cleverly
Mended with buds embroidered with silk
hnd chenille foliage. What, indeed, can lie
Slid of the christening role of I'rincess
Amelia! It cannot certainly liear compari
s n with the exquisite creations of our
days, nor does it call for any outburst ol
delight and wonder from visitors; yet it
has a cachet of its own, and therefore de
serves to be noticed for its originality.
Made in ivory satin, the robe displays nc
pretty and fanciful stitches, but narrow
g mp and rather heavy rucuings en relic!
ii satin ribbons with picot edges, cou
cocted in three different ways, to which
must be added satin flounces edged with
pinking and jierf orated with a small de
sign; among these various devices nestle
fluffy rosettes composed of twisted strands
in floss silk and fly tufts somewhat like a
dt.isy fringe. Queen.
A Fintl Socialtle.
"Compliments of Miss Dollie Dutton, for
Wednesday evening, March 11, at s p.m.
' Now what," mused I, "may lie the nat
ure of a 'Find sociable:-' "
As one lives to leartl I bethought me
thi.t it might be as well to find out by ex
perience. When the guests had all assembled in
Miss Dollie's spacious parlors they were
iuf rmed that twenty small articles had
leeti hidden in various places in the par
lors and hall, and u list of them was read
alo id. They consisted of various toys,
scissors, knives, watch keys, whistles and
auimlitrof small boxes filled with tiny
bottions. There were two tirst prizes, one
to 1 given to the lady, the other to the
gentleman finding the greatest number of
articles. For the first was a quaint little
cull e spoon, with gold bowl and curiously
wrought oxidized handle; a photograph
holi er was to reward like skill on the part
of s line gent leman. Should any one fail
to find a single article he or she was to be
rewarded with a booby prize.
Then the fun l-gau. From vases and
rose jars, from folds of portieres and win
dow curtains, from Iwueath low easy
ehai-sund hassocks, from behind pictures,
and .n short from all likely and unlikely
placi-s, some of them having been stowed
away with an ingenuity that was almost
diabolical, the "lost" things were brought
to light and reported to the committee un
til but one small article remained unfouud
tht tiny gold tjiitnble that fitted, but sel
dom adorned. Miss Dollie's pretty pink
digit This was finally discovered in the
hat of one of the guests which hung inno
cent 1 ,' in the proper plate on the hat rack.
Ne v York Herald.
All lie Needed.
Luiunus Torian. tnydear boy, I sym
pathise with you. Last days at college
test a fellow severely. . If there is any
thing in the world I can do to help you
pull through with flying colors don't hes
itate t o call on me.
Toran (class of '91, gratefully)
Thanks, old man. If it isn't asking too
much I'd be sincerely grateful for the
loan of a spare plug hat. Chicago Trib-
Higiest of all in Leavening Power.
A SPRING SEQUENCE.
Ilere's a vision r.( tbe spring
Lovely maiden in a swing
la a bowu of Ouily white,
.Swinging like a merry sprite
lioseboda in her golden hair.
Sweet and young and very fair.
She's a vision.
see her there
Ah. so fair. v
Lolling in her swinging chair.
lU.vut beauty everywhere!
That today, and this tomorrow;
That the joy, and this the sorrow:
The gown of white
Is out of sight.
And in its stead
A feather bed:'
And with her noeo
She sadly blows
A wistful weird cadenza.
Con moto influenza.
Which almost ends her!
W. J. Lampion in Detroit Free Press.
Boiling It Down.
Editor Mortimer Clugston, formerly
of the Doodleville Yelper, but late of the
Boomville Thunderbolt, sat in his sanc
tum engaged in a severe mental strug
gle with a poem that lay on the table
before him. It was written by a yonng
lady who signed herself "MajCBelle," and
was to the effect that they cannot choose
but wait at tho old familiar gate, going
home; the words are low and sweet, but
the old gate is discreet, going home.
Long they linger, long they stand at the
gateway, hand in hand, going home;
what the words so sweet and low only
they and gate do know, in the gloam.
"Good night!" "Good night?" they say,
but all the longer stay, going home; till
darkness hides from sight of gate and
all their last goo 1 night, in the gloam,
Editor Clngston did not like to lose
that poem, but there wasn't room for it.
If it went in he would have to cut down
the notice of Miss Phoebe Gay's millinery
opening, every line of which was worth
ten cents in solid cash. All the space he
had left for tbat week was just one inch,
and it would be time to go to press in
five minutes. In this emergency ono of
those flashes of inspiration that mark
the man of genius came to his aid. lie
seized his pen and wrote:
"Miss 'May Belle' sends us a beautiful
little poem which we have not space to
insert in full, but which is too good to
l.j lost. We have condense! it as fol
lows: "M'l-t wait, r.t gate home;
Wmis sweet, rate "screet gloam,
Lous st:cnl, s.-j-ieeTe hand late
Words low. don't know gate.
"Tata!" long!" back:
Real dark, hides hark! Smack!"
Green at the Ituniness.
He Ethel, do you think I am plant
ing these ears of corn too close together!
She (next day) Oh. Clarence, how
much these beanpoles hav grown in a
night! New York Recorder.
from the Hub.
"Has Penelope recovered from the loss
of her parrotr"
"Oh. yes. Shelley Higgins took it
and had it stuffed with a phonograph in
it. The phonograph is primed with
Keats, and Penelope likes it better than
ever." New York Sun.
He Xa in No Hurry.
St. Agedore (to his tailor) Ah, by th
way, you have a fellcw to keep accounts,
The Tailor Certainly.
"Then just have him keep mine a yeai
or so, will you? Good morning!"
A Profitable Kind.
Angelina Do you see that handsome,
middle aged man over there?
Belinda Yes. Who is he?
Angelina He lives by his pen.
Belinda Ah! A poet?
Angelina No; a pork packer. Amer
ica. For beauty, for comfort, for improve
ment of tbe complexion, use only Poz
izoni's Powder; ihere is nothing equal to
U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 18S9.
.A fw--: lirvjerv;
J. B. ZIMMER,
THE WELL KNOWN
Star Block, Opposite Hakper House.
ha purchased for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A largeraDd flnerttock than ever. Ttese coodfi will arrive in a few'dayi. Wait and iee then
H. SIEMON & SON,
hives and Tinware.
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stoves and the Geneseo Cooking 6tov
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
iKng sy,r-QVT VK.. HOCK TST.ANP. ILL
HAVE YOU SEEN THE
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
The bift Vol's fintehoe ir. tiie city fi.r the price.
STABY, BERGER & SNELL,
Sec.in i ar.d llarrisou its. Dverron
JT. 3VL. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
KA5CPAC7US2B 0T CKACKEBS A5D BISCTJITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best.
Hr8peclalut The Christy "OTaTXS" and tae Chrlity "WAPES."
ROCK I5LAND. ILL.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
ALL KINDS OE OABPEJiTER WORK DOOTC.
HT-Gecers: Jobtlng dose on hcrt notice und satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAXD ILL.
Successor to Adamson & Ruick,
Shop Nineteenth St., bet.
General'Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
?3-Second Hand Machinery bought, eold and repaired.
Agency for Excelsior Roofing Company.
Vf'1 mSrA f.''st-- - -
rvi T' VvSj !if! S -
Cheaper than Shingles.
Scud for circular. Telephone
GEORGE SCIUFER, Proprietor.
1S01 Second Avenne, Corner of Biiteettb Stree - Opposite Darper'e Theatre.
Th 8 choicest Wines, Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Free Lnprh gvcry Dav
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor etnd Bnildcr,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth Bt. . . "DtTIJ
and Seventh Avenue. ' XVOCk lSlanCl.
WAll kite s of carpenter work a si eclnlty. Plant and estimates for all kind of bnildinft
rursieoeu n application.
,ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third etrcet and Fourth aenne HOCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Thle houee has Jn.t been refltted throughout and it now in A No. 1 condition. It is aflret cla
l -Wrier day hone and a de inrahle fairily hot? 1.
Manufacturer of all ktndc of
Gente' Fine Shoes a specialty? Repairing done neatly and promptly .
A share of your patronage respectfully solicited.
1018 8econd"Avenue, Rock Island, HI.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Bhop cornet Twenty-second street and Ninth avenue. Residence 2935
tVIs prepared to make estimatns and do all kinds of Carpenter work. Give;him a trial.
"PnrV Tclanrl Til
First and Second ATenue,
T. II . ELLIS. Rock Island. I'.l.
10-J6. Cor. Fourteenth St. and Second Ave
Sandwiches Furnished on Short Nh'.-i