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THJS AEGUb. THUKSDAY, JUNE 18 , 1891.
Published laily and Weekly at 162 Second At
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Correspondence solicited from every township
1 a Rock Island county.
Tbchsday, Jess 18, 1891.
Whin Mr. Cleveland went out of office
there was a surplus in the treasury of
$176,000,000. After two years of repub
lican administration there now is a deficit
In the treasury of 13,500,000. Verily,
says the Chicago Globe, the blessings of a
billion dollar congress are boundless.
Hebe is the way that abandoned mug
wump journal, the Boston Herald,
We see no ground to look upon Presi
dent Harrison as an available candidate
for the presidency- He awakens no en
thusiasm in his own party; he has no ad
miration among the democrats. To ex
pect the votes of independent men for a
candidate with such a record is prepos
The Toledo Blade, and orthodox organ
of radical republicanism, says:
Gen. Rium should resign forthwith. If
he does not. his resignation should . be
asked for, and President Harrison should
place in the office a man who has brains
enough to manage it and backbone
enough, to maintain himse'f as master of
Keokuk Constitution-Democrat : There
are over 300 places in Des Moines where
liquor may be obtained by the glass. Yet
Des Moines is the city bich had the
biggest distillery in the world, and the
closing of which was to abolish liquors
from that city. Well, it only served to
kill Des Moines a a green corn market,
throw several hundred men out of em
ployment, and send money to manufac
turers outside of Iowa instead of keeping
at home. Great is prohibition.
The reports from the cotton states are
favorable, and the planters are looking
for a good crop this year. In Arkansas,
according to the official bulletin, cotton
looks well; in Texas cotton is very prom
ising; in Alabama and Georgia cotton is
doing well; in Mississippi and South
Carolina copious rains have benefited
cotton, and only in North Carolina is the
weather unfavorable to cotton. The
cotton crop is of 9uch vast importance to
the United States that the latest reports
about it must be receivei wita satisfac
tion. The planters are to be congratu
lated. The Davenport Democrat commenting
on Congressman Gest's mission to Wash
ington, says, "it shows that interested
parties have retained ex-Congressman
Gest to induce, if possible, the war de
partment to reconsider the location of
the Hennepin at Mifan." Editorially,
too. the Democrat asserts that "Rock Isl
and, like Moline, wants the canal, for the
money there is in it before the canal is
built." It is plain to be seen that the
Democrat judges Rck Island by the
course taken by the Union, which it fre
quently quotes, with reference to the
Toute. In reply to the accusation tbnt
Rock Island is fighting the adopted
route, the fervent prayer is oSered that
Rock Island be not judged ei.her by the
attitude of the Union or the disposition
of a few impelled only by selfish interests.
Rock Island might have been better
pleased with the one of the two routes to
the mouth of Reck River nearer this city,
but neither the city nor its people as a
whole, are growling at the results of prac
tical surveys. Rock Island, as has been
before said, is for the canal; the question
as to which way the mouth of Rock river
is reached and whose land it passes
through or benefits, is of minor conse
King Joseph, In one of his letters, tells
his imperial brother of France that the
people of Naples have beenn to love their
new sovereign and that they hate the old
queen. To this Napoleon replies by cynic
ally advising his brother not to believe
any of the nonsense talked by courtiers as
regards popular likes or dislikes for par
ticular individuals. They are mere evan
escent expressions of feeling upon which
it is quite unsafe to depend. "What," he
adds, "one nation really hates is another
nation." We fear that there is a profound
truth (in this Haying. National hatreds
are never obliterated, though they are
ometimes temporarily concealed by the
personal popularity which a particular
man or woman may gain in a foreign
country. Saturday Review.
lira. Do good I believe that tramp is
coming in here; bring' me that anti-tramp
Weary Willies I hate to do it, ma'am,
but you will understand that my motives
are not malicious.
Mrs. Dogool Hate to do what?
Weary Willie Take this pie before the
grand jury! Prick.
Banker (surrounded by a circle of Lis
daughters' admirers) How strange!
Formerly all the young ladies nsed to be
in love with me, now it is the gentle
men ! Dorfbarbier.
Knew Where It Was.
Smith I heartLyou lost fifty dollars on
the race yesterday.
Johnson It is not lost. I .know wbera
it la. Green has it Detroit Free Preea.
NOVELTIES IN NEEDLEWORK.
Attractive Thing In Material Pleasant
to Work I'pon In Summer.
A simple bat stylish cushion is the white
linen bolster, with design of acorns and
oak leaves worked in blue. The ends of
the bolster are dark blue satin, which is
gathered up and tied round with cords;
upstanding frills are left at both ends.
A handsome quilt with design of con
ventionalized carnations is made of white
linen damask. The pattern is boldly
drawn; a bird occupies the center, and
this and some overhanging fruit give a
quaint ness all its own to the quilt. As for
the coloring, red and terra cotta shades
preponderate, but they are toned with pale
yellow and golden green.
Soft white linen canvas makes a charm
ing sofa back and chair backs too. The
former is decorated with detached upright
flower sprays in terra cotta. yellow green,
gray blue and golden brown shades; there
is a narrow border alouy the bottom and a
simple hem to finish it.
Honeycomb canvas is again in favor.
An effective and easy way of decorating it
is to outline a conventional design in white
linen floss, and then darn in the surface of
the design in gold colors. This can be used
for bureau scarfs, head rests, etc.
As delicate work for the summer, cro
cheting is being revived. A very odd and
pretty quilt may be made of alternate
squares of linen and fine crochet. S?orne of
the work resembles old guipure and Vene
tian laces, and for the linen squares doi
lies are used, hemstitched and worked in
wash silk in delicate designs. Shades of
gold and white are very pretty, or any
color or shade harmonizing with the deco
rations of the room. v
Very pretty for sofa cushions are covers
of duck embroidered in white and finished
at the sides with large eyelets or buttou
holed slits for lacings of inch wide ribbon.
The ordinary honeycomb ledspread may
be transformed into a fashionable covering
by simply darning in the ground with yel
low rope linen, leaving the pattern in re
lief. Alinuuil Jumbles.
Ingredient! for almond jumbles are one
pound of sugar, one-hnif pound of butter,
two eggs, one pound of almonds blanched
and chopped fine, with flour enough to mix
stiff. Roll thin and cut out the cakes
with a round cake cutter. Then with a
smaller cutter takeout the center. Jay
the jumbles in the pan, brush over the
tops with white of eg alitrhtly beaten and
sprinkle with jaigtr.
To lirijlitcii Oil finished Furniture.
For cleaning oiled furniture a house
keeper recommends a mixture of pure
cider vinegar and pure, raw linseed oil.
Use a teapoonful of the vinegar to a gill
of oil, shaking them together till well
mixed. The vinegar prevents the oil from
gumming. Apply the mixture ly slightly
moistening a soft, woolen rag with it. It
is good also tor brightening grained or
Strawberry I'udding Sauce.
This is nu excellent sauce for a bread
pudding: Beat together one large table
spoonful of butter and three-quarters of a
cupful of white sugar till it creams. Then
add gradually fresh strawlerries, mashing
them and leating all well together till the
same is well flavored and a nice pink color.
Ornamental Lamp Shade.
"I change my shade rather often just for
the sake of variety," said the owner of a
charming room the other day, "and I al
ways feel as if I were dressing doll. The
children call it 'Lady Betty,' and I assure
you it is quite a character."
The great, variety to lie found in the
pretty, fanciful things dignified with the
name of lamp shades enables milady to
indulge readily in such a whim.
ORCHID SHADE. t
There are square shades and dome shaped
shades, shades shirred or plaited, plain
shades with bottom ruches and high col
lars, and shades elaborately lace trimmed.
Above all there are the flower shades, of
which our cut shows a handsome example
in the orchid shade. The plaited covering
of these flower shades i9 made of silk in
various colors red, pale green, yellow,
etc, a deep fringe of lace being attached to
the rim. The tiger lily, or orchid, which
forms t he characteristic outside ornament,
is made of velvet, delicately tinted and
painted, qnd produces a delightful effect
when the lamp is lighted.
One Tiling and Another.
Drop a little oil on the creaking door
Lamp wicks soaked in vinegar for a day
or so lefore placing in the lamps will give
a clearer flame.
When lamp burners become clogged
boil them in soda and water.
To prevent icing for cake from cracking
when cut add a tables poonfnl of cream to
each unbeaten egg; stir all tip together,
then add sugar until as stiff as can be
To feed an orange to a sick person cut it
in half, crosswise; then, with a spoon, take
out tiro fleshy part, containing the juice,
rejecting the seeds.
In putting away winter clothing for the
ft ason label all packages ou the outside,
and keep a haudy memorandum "book with
the contents ot each trunk, drawer or
closet specified. It will save time and
Ey rubbing with a piece of flannel dipped
in whiting, the brown discolorations may
li removed from cups and porcelain pud
ding dishes in which custards, tapioca,
rice, etc., have been baked.
Don't be economical with your English.
Brevity may be the soul of wit, but too
many abbre-iatiotrs,are a bore. Send your
golden wedding friend a basket of roses';
have the babetilded and tied witaa white
ribbon, upon which paint in gold the dates
Of the wedding and the anniversary.
Climate of the British Empire.
The British empire covers so large a pro
portion of the surface of the globe that its
reports upon climate may be taken as a re
port for t'ua whole world. The table of re
turns for the year shows interesting
results. One of the most important facts
brought to light is this, that the same sta
tions year after year monopolize the ex
tremes of heat and cold, of dryness and of
humidity. No other inference can be drawn
from this fact than that climate is far
more regular and unvarying than we are
apt to suppose.
The highest temperature in the shade
noted by the British observers was at Ad
elaide. The point reached was 109 dgs.,
and this on Jan. 13. The reader will bear
in mind that Adelaide is situated in the
Honthernhemisphere, and that it is mid
Hummer there w hen it is midwinter with us.
For the last five years Adelaide has re
corded the highest temperature in the
t hade. The record for shows a tem
lerature of 112 4-10 degs. In 18S9 it had
the highest temperature of anyplace in the
mn 1T0 7-10 degs. It was also the driest
ttatiou, having a mean humidity of 63 per
The lowest shade temperature in the
empire was recorded at Winnipeg, on Feb
ruary 20 i-2 0-10 degs. below zero. This
sration had also the greatest range in the
year, the greatest mean daily range, the
lowest mean temperature and the least
riinfall fourteen and ninety-five hun
dredths inches. It (Joes not appear as
though the precipitation in the form of
snow could have been reckoned in with the
The highest mean temperature for the
year 1S.S9 was reported from Bombay, and
tl e greatest rainfall was observed" at Trin
idad. It is curious to find that London
was the cloudiest of all the stations in the
ei lpire, and that it was also the dampest,
its humidity averaging SI per cent. The
brightest of all stations was Malta. This
hi d only a little more than half the cloud
of London. Youth's Companion.
Krpair of Incandescent Lamps.
A process for the repair of incandescent
lamps, as developed and put into actual
pr ictice by a French engineer, may be de
scribed as follows: The gl.assblower takes
th; lamp and makes a hole at the top large
en High to admit a new filament. The
lamp thus opened is passed to a girl, who,
by means of special nippers, cuts the
broken filament, which she removes, being
cateful to leave on each platinum support
about one milimeter of filament.
A second girl takes t he prepared lamp
and places it in a socket, to which current
is led; she then fills the bulb with a hydro
carbon liquid and introduces a new fila
ment previously standardized. By the aid
of n pair of special pliers, she touches the
filament to one of the ends left and turns
on the current. The liquid becomes de
composed into hydrogen, which rises
thrmghthe liquid, and into solid carbon,
wh ch is deposited upon the joint, firmly
connecting the filaments together.
The same is then done for the other end
of the new filament. The glassblower
the l takes tiie lamp agaiu, attaches a till.'
of f. lass to t lie opening made, and the re
paiied lamp is then exhausted, the process
of exhaustion taking three-quarters of an
hour, each pump carrying five lamps. The
bulb is thru closed in the usual manner.
The different operations ilescriled are
performed very rapidly, and form an ele
gan" and practical process, and may be
repeated many times. New York Tele
gram. A Stranger Taken Iu.
"Been out in the country," said the law
yer. "Glad to L-et back alive."
"1 'ad a case in the Superior court in
well there's no use telling you the name of
the county. Just before it came up a
United States deputy marshal from St.
Louis knocked a inau down in the ante
room. The judge got mad and lectured
the offender, who wasn't a bit abashed, and
finally asked in the coolest manner possi
ble: " Vudge, is there any law against a
United States deputy marshal knocking a
" '? Ir. Clerk,' said the judge, "enter a fine
of twenty dollars against Air. Smith for
contempt cf court.'
" 'Veil, judge,' said Smith, 'that's kind
of roi isb.'
" '.Make the fine forty dollars, Mr. Clerk.'
said t lie judge.
" 'Well,' said Smith, somewhat bewil
dered 'how is this, judge, I want to know?'
"'Make the fine fifty dollars,' said the
" 'I'il pay it,' said Smith, in desperation,
'but may it please thecourt.that is not law
in St. Louis.'
"'ilake the fine seventy-five dollars,'
said the judge. 'The court advises you to
return to St. Louis.' " Chicago Post.
Making Love In Church.
In a prominent up town church a sur
prising amount of flirtation and love mak
ing is done every Sunday. Of course it is
carried on covertly so much so, in fact,
that not one of the many worshipers ever
suspect s the truth. At the evening service
one Sunday I was ushered to a vacant pew.
Carelessly lifting a hymn book out of the
rack I J'ound upon glancing at the flyleaf
that it was the property of a lady, for her
name was thereon inscribed.
That, however was not all, for upon
other fl vleaves were snch passages as these,
evidently hastily written, in reply to some
other n essage:
Floret ce tells me that she believes yon are
inconstant. What shall I tell her?
This seemed to have elicited a negative
reply, lor directly below those lines was
this sin-pie yet soulful rhyme:
Oh I'm true to her; yes, true to her.
As thorns ure true to a chestnut burr.
New York Herald.
What the Matter Was.
Doctor So yon are Buffering from
insomnia, are yon?
Pat Rattigan (the patient) Thot's not
it, sorr. Sure the only thing thot
troubles me is Oi can't shlape the noight.
Tailor wanted at Hoppe'a.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
Brown, that I ougut to leave Mabel in
Paris for a year to have lier voice culti
vated? Mr. Drown (who has heard Miss
Mabel sing) I think you ought to leave
her there for at least two years. Mnn
A l.itelons Huckster.
The huckster drove up to the door of a
house on Cass avenue and the cook met
him at the basement entrance.
"Want any strawberries today?"' he
asked, as pleasant as a basket of chips.
"No," said the woman sharply.
"Ner sparrow grass?"'
"Ner nice fresh fish?"
"Ner fine large reddishes?"
"Ner new pertaters jest from the West
Injies, warranted to keep titer eyes shet
when the policeman comes in at the back
"No," and the cook got red in the
"Ner new turnip greens, ner peas, ner
"No. we don't want any of your truck."
"Bill," he sang out to the boy on the
wagon, "drive ahead thar' we've struck
a boardin' house." New York Evening
An Important Meeting.
Mr. De Cash Very sorry, my dear,
but I cannot accompany yon today. I
must attend a meeting of the board of
directors of the Happy- Go-Lucky Na
Mrs. De Cash What have you to do
with that institution?
"I am one of the board of directors."
"You never attended a meeting of the
board before, and I don't see why you
6honld break np my programme for that
"But, my dear, this meeting is impor
tant. It is to find out how our cashier
managed to steal $500,000 without our
knowing it." New York Weekly.
A bite! a bite!
The line crows tij;lit,
I feci a sudden thrill of bliss:
A ruighty sw ish
1 'reclaims a li-h
At least as lun as this:
It comes to pass
(As oft it has with you. I wis)
I pull him out;
He is a trtrtit
As long, perhaps, as this:
Detroit Free Press.
TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 18S9.
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