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THIS ABtiUtt. THUKSDAY, AUGUST' -0, 1891.
Pnbliibed Duly and Weekly at 1834 Second Av
enue, Bock Ifland, 111.
J. W. POTTER.
Tawas Dailj, 60c per month; Weekly, $3.00
'All eommnnicmtlon of a eriticml or argumenta
tlTe character, political or relitrtoua. must have
real name attached for publication . No each arti
tide will be printed over flctitioaa airnnturea
Aiionymoos communications not noticed.
Oorreepondence solicited from every township
In Bock Island county.
Thursday. August 29. 1891.
special correspondent of the Coi
cago Herald declares that Hill will be re
nominated for governor of .New York.
It elected be will tben be governor sena
It is aaid the population of tbe country
this tear may be placed at 61.230.150,
and that this number of people will use
altogether 192,690.450 pairs of shoes. At
this rate about $319,926,860 is spent ans
nually for shoes, leaving out what is paid
for rubbers. .
Investor Keelv, of "motor" fame is
passing the summer very pleasantly with
his wife and daughter at one of the most
fashionable hotels in Atlantic City, lib
expenses are defrayed by the wealthy
Mrs. Bloomfield Moore, who seems to re
tain confidence in tbe inventor's loos
winded bottomless promises.
Dclcth Herald: Tbe total area of
Chicago is 181.6 miles, or 116,000 acres,
being the largest area of any city in the
world. It is fit and proper that this
should be so, as now the pigs and people
have separate quarters and can draw
social distinctions. Thus culture cultivates.
The cotton crop of Texas will be ovtr
2,000,000 bales when tbe season closes
Aug. 31. Savanna has already received
over 1 .000,000 bales, and New Orleans
2.000,000. Savanna and New Orleans,
however, draw from half a dozen states,
while the 2.000,000 bales reported at
Galveston are from Texas alone.
It has been determined to send to tbe
World's fair, as a feature of the govern
ment exhibit, the largest specimen that
can be obtained of the famous big trees
of California . A tree 30 feet in diameter,
which is about the largest size that grows,
will be selected, and the limbs cut off
80 feet from the ground. Tbe trunk wi'i
then be sawed into sections and tbe out
side pieces only sent to Chicago. On
arrival at the exhibition the pieces will be
put together so that tbe outside portion
of the tree, several feet thick and 30 feet
high, will stand just as it did
in the forest. In order to cut
the tree into sections it will be neces
sary to have a special saw made, about
50 feet in length, which will be operated
by machinery that must be taken into tbe
forest especially for tbe purpose. It is
estimated that eight cars will be required
to carry tbe tree to Chicago. It is pro
posed at present to place it in the center
of the rotunda of tbe government build
ing, which will be 120 feet in circumfer
ence. The interior of the tree will be
decorated with cones, leaves and other
attachments of the tree, divided iDto
rooms, and tbe whole illuminated with
Bis Year for Farmers.
This is unquestionably tbe year of
abundance for the farmers. Farm profits
will be 81,000.000,000 more this year in
the UniteJ States than they have been
during tbe recent years of depression.
At least this is tbe estimate put forwaid
by tbe American Agriculturist in its au-
nual review of the harvests, to be pub
lished in tbe forthcoming September issue
of that magazine. Oj the batis of pres
ent prospects this authority estimates the
corn crop of 1891 at 2,000.000,000 bush
els, wheat 500,000,000 bushels, and oats
620.000.000 bushels. This nukes tbe
total prospective crop of corn, wheat and
oats 3,122.000,000 bushels, or 23.8 per
cent greater than last year, and 14 7 ptr
cent over tbe average of tbe preceding
The American Agriculturist believes
that unless unexpected influences wholly
change the current of events the value
of corn on tbe farm will average in De
cember fully SO cents a bushel; wheat,
91 per bushel, and oats at least 40 cents.
On this basis the value of tbe corn crop
to the farmers will be $1,000,000,000;
wheat 1500.000.000. and oats f 250.000,
000. or a total of $1,750,000,000. This
is $450,000,000 more than tbe value of
these crops in 1890, and $625,000,000
more than the value of the , average of
these crops from 1880 to 1890 inclusive.
Cotton and rice will command better
prices than last season. Cattle are
worth one-third more than 18
months ago, while otber live
stock in proportion. Tobacco is advanc
lng heavily for cigar leaf (contracts being
made for the crop in the field at an ad
vance of 15 to 50 per cent over last year).
Hops are firm, at good prices. Winter
fruit will command large values, and all
vegetables are yielding fairly, with every
indication of a remunerative market. Tbe
export outlook was never better; im
mensely increased sums will be sect to
the TJnited States for our produce. Tbe
Agriculturist says there will be no return
of "war" prices, but the money received
above expenses will go further and en as
ble the farmer to get more value out of
his profits than at any previous period
1 oe New York Sun is making a special
ty cf the billion dollar coDgrejs. 1: is
now engaged in an attempt to make tbe
people realize bow much money there is
in a billion dollars, tbe sum appropriated
by tbe Ustcongress. Tbe following from
tbat paper my go a long way toward
creating an adequate impression of tbe
wrong tbat was done;
Tbe democracy will invoke this year,
and again next year, the judgment of tbe
American people respecting .the mon
strous record of the billion dollar, force
and fraud congress, and concerning the
doit. gs of those who were responsible for
tbe wasteful misuse of public moneys
chargeable to that now discredited body.
A billion dollars is a vast sum, ana a
mere recital of what could be accom.
plisutd with it shows the wrong done
the people, from whose pockets every
cent was taken.
Count.ng at the rate of 200 a minute,
for 12 hours every day, hot work in the
heated season, it would take 6,944 days,
or axut 19 years, to count a billion.
A billion dollars in silver dollar pieces
falling on the ground with twilight's
dews, would cover about 360 acres, or
considerably more than half a square
A billion silver dollars stacked up in a
column would make a pile 1,753 miles
A billion dollars would pay tbe salar
ies of 20.000 presidents of tbe United
states, and if in dollar bills laid in line,
they would form a .bell about 114,500
miles long, going around the earth nearly
live times, or reaching hlf way to the
A billion dollars in paper would make,
as we are told, if spun together iu one
large sheet and tben cut up into pieces of
the proper size, dresses for nearly 1,000,
OU0 women, or more than 2,000,000 chil
dren A Oillion dollars would pay for the
education of 250,000 children, from the
kindergarten course through college.
Tbe weigbt of tbe average man is 135
pound; hence it would take an army of
more than 530.000 average men to turn
tbe scales agaiust a billion silver dollars.
Tbe entire immigration to America,
from the day that Columbus first set foot
in tha new world until tbe prtssnt, is
ssppised to amount to 25.100,000.
Courting every new comer, therefore,
since 1493,the last United States congress
appropriated of tbe people's money $40
to each one of tbem.
Tbe total number of votes tor president
cast by all American elecors nice tin es
tabllcbmeut of tbe tepub.ic amounts to
75.000.000. Tbe late congress appropri
ated tbe equiviieat of $13 (or each sue a
vole, or $90 for etch ruler now.
Su;h is tbe record of the last congriss
regar Jed from that point of view which
perm. is of comparison by way of illustra
tion; and it will not require any ma us,
charts, tariff schedule or economic treat
ies to make the surj"ct clear Neilbtr
cm tl.erc be any ditltrence of opiDien
concerning tiis misuse of public money
by tb-i republican majority in tbe last
congress. siDce all men can appreciate tbe
use in which these fruits of tbe people's
industry and enterprise have been put.
Tbe democracy has stood for years upon
the broad, patriotic, and never narrowing
platfirm of frugality in the public ex
penditure, appropriations for needful
public purposes only, and an economical
use of tbe public's monty at all times.
On tbit clear and winning issue, wherever,
whenever and by whomsoever made, the
forces of the party have never been over
thrown They cannot bs overthrown in
1893. It was Samuel J. Tilden who.
in bis second annual meesirii to the New
York legislature, on Jan. 24, 1S76, de
"Stcb taxation is in itself a monstrous
evil; hnd its incidents aravat; in direct
injury. When governments tak from
the people for official expenditure n-arly
all surplus earnings of indiy i'lua s. science
and skill in the art of taxation recomes
neees ary to preserve and enlarge tie
revenue, to gild the infliction of the taxpayer."
TF;UTH ABOUT THE FARMER.
He ! Rnbbrd by Many at Every Tarn
and Imperially by the Tariff.
Foreigners sometimes talk of the
Unitd States in a way that hurts
national vanity, lmt now and then they
tell the truth when it jrreatly needs to
be told. The most intelligent foreign
writers treat our tariff with the con
tempt it ko richly. deserves. They do not
stop to argue, because intelligent Euro
pean opinion long ago settjed down to a
quiet contempt for the system mis
name 1 American.
Ivla.i Leclero, a Frenchman, writing of
the American farmer in his new book on
the United States, says that in 18C7
65,000,000 acres produced 1,829.000,000
bushels of grain and $l,24,0O0.OU0. In
1887, 141,000,000 acres produced 2,600,
000,000 bnsliels and only $1,294,000,000.
In Connecticut, in 093 typical farms, the
annual average profit was $181, and the
wages of a daily laborer amounted to
$386. In MassStchusetts a fanner earns
$326 a year, and pays $345 to his farm
hand. "The American farmer is en
meshed in All the ills of the Old World.
He is the prey of mortgage companies,
or fallen to the rank of tenaut at the
mercy of a capitalist whom land does not
interest, of a landlord who practices ab
senteeism.' The Big Four pay $11 in
1890 for cattle which brought $35 in 1882.
They pay their own price for live cattle
and charge their own price for slaught
Mr. Leclerc, who rates McKinleyiwn
at its true worth, might have added that
these jioor farmers are also the victims
of the so called protective system; that
they are taxed for all they wear and for
nearly everything they use, and that
their i atelligeuce is insulted by the in
sertion in a tariff bill of a so called pro
tective tax on corn, wheat, oats and
eggs, products that in the nature of
things cannot be protected, because this
country furnishes the world witi most
of such articles.
The only corrplexion powder in the
world that is without vulgarity, without
injury to the user and without doubt a
purifier, is Pozzoni's.
COSTUMES FOR TflE COUNTRY.
A Toilet for Outdoor Wear, Showing tha
Draped Corselet Fa TO red by Parialana.
Many and dainty are the styles to be seen
in toilets in light fabrics for out of door
summer wear in country places, and onr
cut shows a very attractive model. This is
In zephyr lawn, striped white and pink,
and set off with
washing" silk of
the delicate tint
which is used s
lapels, neck and
also binds tbe
loose fronts of the
jacket with its
slashed basque, to
gether with the
which displays a
pauel in either
white lace o'r em
in keeping with
tbe shirt front and
.j" the deep cuffs.
diet is in the pink
' i . rri i
S w iss bands,
which are close fit-
A COUKTRT COSTUME. tmg are much
worn in Paris with outdoorsummer toilets.
A Ix-horn at with crown covered with
wide muslin, piqnet of ostrich tips and
pink ribbon bow completes the costume.
Among attractive fabrics much seen in
midsummer toilets are the white lawns
dotted with flower or fruit sprays iu thir
natural coloring. There is renewed liking
shown also for sheer airy linen batistes in
tau or ecru. This, however, must be made
up over silk.
At eveniag receptions in country and
watering places flowered silk, tnusliu and
lace represent a popular and handsome
style. These are simply made with straight
skirt and lace Bounce, lace basque and
Plaids of pink and green, blue and brown
or otber combinations, formed hy the cross
ing of waved stripes, are seen in some of
the latest fu-lards. Stripes in soft colors,
such as china blue and pink, are also liked
in while lawn, to be trimmed with white
Very large sleeves which droop from the
top, but fit closely below the elbow anil are
banket) with many rows of baby ribbon,
are a feature of some French costumes.
.w-.rtf. H I M.S . Is l7f
Colors of tbe Season.
White anil yellow are two very popular
colors. White Oxford ties of canvas, with
white enameled bands anil tan colored
soles, are m vogue for seaside wear, and
with tliem are worn Cue white lisle or bal
White felt sailor hats with white or yel
low ribbon bands represent favorite wear.
The same fancy for white and yellow is
seen iu beach dresses that are an effective
combination of serge in these two colors.
A color of the season particularly becom
ing to blonds is a grayish tint of blue,
sometimes called Napoleon blue. Yellow
is the color note of millinery, and yellow
with russet red one of the new combina
tions. Red brown a sort of tan shade is
much worn, and heliotrope in combina
tion with green or tan is attempted by
women with clear complexions. A new
and peculiar shade of reddish pink has
crept into use lately and is often used in
conjunction with jet and ecru and even
with noid aud brown. The color would
once have been called pale masrenta. For
years it has been despised by all save
The bonnet in the sketch is quite a fas
cinating one, and would suit almost any
lady iH-tweeu thirty and fort-. It is of
Tuscan straw, irimmed with pink blos
soms, an o-pny anil black velvet loops.
The strings are of velvet tied in a prim
bow at the side,
A becoming hat is composed of black lace
and jet, and has a trimming of ribbon
loons aud ostrich tips.
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A STYLISH BOXXET.
Chiffon is the prettiest, lightest and most
becoming trimming imaginable for a Bum
mer bonnet It is such fragile stuff, how
ever, that it will only stand a week's wear.
In bonnets as well as evening dress pink
seems to be the favorite color. Yellow
ranks second, tben comes pale green; bine
Fasbiona In Jewelry.
Among the latest and most favored
things in jewelry and silver Elsie Bee notes
the following in The Jewelers' Circular:
A decided novelty are silver slipper tips.
They are intended to ornament, but appear
to have a purpose as serious as copper toes
for children. They are covered with re
pousse forms and are adjustable. The
same tips can be worn on numbers from
two to five.
Watches with covers of light enamel or
namented with graceful designs of Cupids
and festoons of flowers retain their popu
larity. Serpents with Jeweled eyes are twisted
so as to serve us sleeve buttons. Fish with
long tails are also among the newer sleeve
Pearls of smaller size are much used in
Jewelry to be worn with summer gowns.
SPECIAL SALE OF
BOSTON SHOE 81
Another large lot of Ladies Russet Oxfords,
Several styles in Oxfords, Patent Leather Tips,
See our Patent Leather Oxfords at -
Men's solid Congress and Lace Shoes,
The best shoe in the city for
See our Dongola, Congress and Lace,
Three Dollars The best and largest line in the city,
New lines of Ladies' fine Oxfords just received, at $2, 2.2 and
A, B, C, D and E. It pays to trade at the
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island Hous
ALL GOODS GUARANTEED.
lor Over Fifty Yaari
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing 8yrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dis
turbed at niphtsnd broken of your res
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cutting teetb send at once and get
a bottle o! "Mrs. Wibslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve tbe poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it. mothers, there is no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates tbe stomach and bowels, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion and gives tone and energy to tbe
whole Sysitm, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for cbydren teething is pleasant
to the taste and is tbe prescription of one
of the ordes and best female physicians
and nurses in the United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout tbe world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow'sSoothing Syrup
Three Harvest Excursions.
Tbe Burlington route. C, B. & Q. R,.
R., will sell from principal stations on
its lines, on Tuesdays.Aueust 25 and Sep
tember 15 aDd 29, harvest excursion tickets
at low rates to principal cities and points
in the farming regions of tbe west, south
west and northwest. For tickets and
further information concerning these ex
cursions, call on jour nearest C, B. &
Q. ticket agent, or address P. S. Eustis,
Gen'l Pass, and Ticket Agent, Cbicsgo,
In the pursuit of tee goou things of
this world we anticipate too much; we
?at out the heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
thm. The results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, s sure cure for ague and
railariRl disease. Price. SO rents, of
Us Ion Cocght
Don'tdtlay. Take Kemp's Balstm, the
best cough cure. It will cure your
couchs and colds. It will cure pains in
the cbest. It will cure influenza and
bronchitis aod nil diseases pertaining to
the lungB because it is a pure balsam.
Held it to tbe light and see jiow clear and
tbick it is. You will see the excellent
effect after tuking tbe first dose. Lrge
bottles 5t)3 and 1.
A Mother's Gratitude. My son was in
u almost hopeless condition with flux
when I commenced using Chamberlain's
Colx, Cholera and Dir hoea Remedy. It
gave Dim immediate relief and I am sure
it saved bis life. I take great pleasure
in recommending it te all. Mrs. M L.
Johnson, Everett, Simpson county. Miss.
25 and 50 cent bottles for sale by Uartz
& Babnsen, druggists.
Mr. Clark, to tbe public: I wish to say
to my friends and the public, that I re
gard Chamberlain's Colic, Choitra and
Diarrhoea remedy as tbe best preparation
in use for colic and diarrhoea. It is the
finest selling medicine lever handled, be
cause it always gives satisfaction. O.
B Clark. Oraogeville, Tex. For sale by
li art z & Bahcsen, druggists.
Albert Erwin, editor of the Leonard,
Texas, Graphic, says; '"For tbe cure of
cramps in tbe stomach Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is
tbe best and most SDeedy I ever used."
Many others who have tried it entertain
the same opinion. For sale by Bartz &
I was troubled with catarrh for seven
vears previous to commencing the we of
Ely's Cream Balm. It has done forme
what otber so-called cures have failed to
do cured me. Tbe effect of the Balm
seemed magical. Clarence L. Huff, Bid
After trying many remedies for catarrh
during past years, I tried Ely's Cream
Balm with complete success. It is over
one year since I stopped using it and have
bad no return of catarrh. I recommend
it to all my friends Milton T. Palm,
I can recommend Ely" Cream Balm to
all sufferers f:om dry catarrh from per
sonal experience Michael Herr, Phar
WILL be voder the supervision of the
Burlington. Ced&r Rapids s Northern
Railway. V. J. MORRISON. Manager, and
will be open for the inception of guests
June 15th in each year. Visitors will find
Is first-class in all of its appoiHtments.
being supplied with gras, hot and cold
-water baths, electric bells and all modern
improvements. Jteam laundry, bflliard
halls, bowling alley, etc, and positively
free from annoyance by mosquitos.
ROUND-TRIP EXCURSION TICKETS
will be placed on sale at the commence
ment of tourist season by the Burlington.
Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway and
all of Ma connecting lines at low rates to
the following points: Spirit Lake. Iowa;
Waterville, Minneapolis! St. Paul and
Lake-Minnetcnka. Minnesota; Lake Su
perior points; Yellowstone Parle and
points in Colorado.
Write for "A Midsummer Paradise" to
the General Ticket ard Passenper Agent,
Cedar Rapids. Iowa; for hotel rates to
W. J. MORRISON, Manager, Spirit Lake.
C. J. IVES. i. E. H&KNEGAN.
Pre t od Oen'l Sap't
Gen: lictc-t ar.j i'ast'r Aa-
Jolin Yolk & Co.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding. Flooring,
sail all kinds of wood work for builder".
Eita!ecth St.. bet. Tblrti and Fonrth avef.
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