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THJC AKUU&. I FKIDAY, AUG! T -1, 1801.
Published Duty ud Weekly at 16S4 Second At
enae. Rock Irland, 111.
J. W. POTTER.
Tanas Daily, 50c per month; Weekly, 88.00
All commonlcatloni of a critical or argument
tire character, political or religion!!, man hare
real name attached for publication No such arti
Uelee will be printed over octitiona denatures
Anonymous communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from erery township
il Bock Island county.
IbIDAY. AXGVIT 21, Ictl
Philadelphia Timet: If the McKin
ley bill could make tin grow in American
rocks which before its passage were inno
cent of such a metal, the Russian nkase
Ought certainly to be able to make rje
grow in Germany. Yet in defiance of
this admitted function of the tariff sys
tem the Germans stem to be seriously
afraid of starring.
Evansvillb Courier: Harrison's po
sition on the presidential question seems
1 . "I won't be a candidate if the coo
ention docs not want me to be."
2. "If the convention waits Blaine for
its candidate I shall conclude that they
don't want me."
3. "Meanwhile, would it not be a
good plan to stop discussing all candi
dates and let my effice-hoMing machine
get in its work T"
Journalistic courtesy in Tennesee is
looking up this hot weather. The editor
of the Rockwood Free Ballot thus pays
his mild compliments to a fellow editor:
"What is Joe Ivins but as unprincipled,
unwashed, vermin-swarming, infamously
atrocious rascal, rich on public plunder;
a vile-hearted dram-drinker, gangrened
with hate and malignity, and steeped in
corruption and hypocrisy? God forgive
the good people of tha Second district if
they soil their virtuous hands with this
contagious contamination, these filth;
pieces of fiendish diabolism, and drunken
knaves and public robbers."
The first piece of furniture that will be
placed in the $100,000 house that Charles
Potts is erecting at Marion, Pa., wili be
a portrait of Representative McEinley.
For Mr. Potts is a tin-plate dealer and be
considers that Major McKicley has en
ricbed him by just the amount he is
spending on bis new house. Toe ttory
goes that Mr. Potts learned of the tin
plate provision in the McKinley bill be
fore that famous, as well as infamous
tariff measure was mide public He at
once took time by the forelock and
secured options on a quantity of tin-plate
that he afterward sold at a net profit of
$1CO,000. Hence his great gratitude to
the Ohio congressman.
If the Chautauqua dress reformers are
right in asserting that the feminine line
of beauty should be revealed from the
sloping shoulders to the dainty feet, why
is not Miss Eate Field's suggestion good
that men should wear knee breeches and
long stockincrs? asks the New York San .
In waging war on the unnecessary and
Ebspe concealing trousers, she is simply
appljing to the distinctive apparel of
one sex the same principle that the
Chautauquans app'.y to the distinctive,
unnecessary, and shape-concealing dres9
of the other sex. But how the kodaks
will snap when a band of reformed lads
and lasses parade Broadway for the first
time in the new limb revealing habili
ments, the lads in knee breeches
and the lasses in tights! For one
evening, at least, the most melodramatic
theatres will be deserted.
Is New York there are two young men
whose fathers have occupied the exalted
office of president of the United States.
One of tbem is U- S. Grant, Jr., a son
and namesake of the "Old Commander.'
He is a lawjer with an office at 63 Wall
street, and has been associated with R.
C. Sbannan, who has just been appointed
to the Central American mission. We
are informed that Mr. Grant is not a
geniuB, there are many abler lawyers than
be, but he has tbe good sense to know
this, and does not set himself up as a
Coke of Blackstone. His mother has
great confidence in him and he looks to
her investments satisfactorily. His
tastes are simple like those of Mb father,
and this eon of one of America's great men
is likely to be further heard from in this
world. There is another young man, son
of a living president, who has made
considerable money becics3 of the
high office held by bis father. It
ia "Prince" Russell Harrison, and
he has just appeared in a new role.
He, with his partner, Aikell, is the chief
financial support of an olio show entitled
"A High Roller." now running at a New
York theater of the variety order. A
well-known member of tbe amusement
fraternity says: ' I have no doubt that
the young men were attrae'ed to the play
by its name, in which they recognize
much to make their energetic pulses beat
quicker. I sm afraid, however, that if
Russell is not careful he will drop some
of the money be baa made on the strencth
of 'IV the president. 'A High Roller' is
not very apt to prove a money-making
attraction, and its salary list is large
$1,800 per week, I am told. Fortunately
for the presidential olive branch, tbe men
with whom he is dealing are honest.
Alexander Comstock would not pull the
leg of a chicken, but in a legitimate way
I have no doubt he will often have to call
on the prince for a lift."
THE STORMY PETREL.
How Mother Carey and Her Chickens
Ranee the Sea
Mother Carey's chickens are among the
sn aller species of the petrel family, all of
wl.ich are distinguished by a peculiar tji be
like arrangement of the nostrils. Their
feet also are peculiar in being without any
ba te, so that they ca.u with only great
dil 5culty" rise"on the"winR from dry land.
Mc 'ther Carey's chickens have both a shorter
bjllarjd a longer lejr than their relatives.
Bet all the proceirarise are noted for rang
ing further from land than any ot her of t he
Fes birds. Thus they are often visible from
shipboard when no other animal life can
be sighted, and thus it was, doubtless, that
their appearance suggested safe harbor,
ami consequent thanks to Mater Cara, to
the devout seaman.
Why the petrels are associated with
storms is not thus easily explained, seeing
that they are abroad in all weathers, but a
feasible supposition was Hdvauced by Pen
nai t. It is that they gather from the wa
ter 9ea animals which are most abundant
bef ire or after a storm, when the sea is in
a slate of unusual commotion, All birds
are highly seusitiveto atmospheric changes,
and all seabirds seem to show extra activ
ity in tbreatenim; and "dirty-' weather.
There is another interesting thing about
Mo:her Carey's chicken, and that is, that
he is also called petrel, from the Italian
Petrello, or "Little l'eter." This is because
he )s supposed to be able, like the apostle,
to walk on the water, as in fact he does,
with the aid of his wings.
The Origin of Silhouette Portraits.
There seems to be a teudency toward sil
houetting atrain as an amusement among
amateur artists. Black profile portraits of
celebrities who lived in the second half of
the lat century, when this mode of por
traiture was in vogue, are now eagerly col
lected and high prices paid for them. The
nan le siihouette was derived from Etienne
de Silhouette, a French minister of finance
in I75y, who introduced several parsimo
nious fashions during his administration
call'1 a la Silhouette, a name which cn
tint ed to be applied to the black profile
portraits. Silhouettes were executed in
various ways. One of the simplest is that
of tracing the outlines of a shadow profile
thrt wn on a sheet of paper, as shown in
our illustration, and then reducing them
to tue required size either by the eye or by
means of a pantograph. The camera o!
scura and camera lucida are also occasion
ally used for the purpose.
TAKING A SILIini ETin.
me profilists displayed considerable
it in cutting silhouettes by hand with
ir of scissors out of pieces of black
r, without the assistance of an out
Although silhouette- have no claim
e character of works of art, they fre
tly convey a very good idea of tbe
u represented. The appearance of
nettes is gretl v improved by adding
principal markings of the hair and
rry, winch, if judiciously done, has a
"Childe Harold"' was a tremendous suc
cess, as Byron himself indicates iu an en
try T-iade in his journal at the time. Other
equally successful poems followed, in re
gard to every otie of which tiie p'tt was
treated by Murray, his publisher, with tho
utmost generosit y. Never ia the whole
hist ry of literature have relations let weea
nuth r ana publisher been more cordial.
Byre n sent for Murray one evening, and,
"says he, 'Can you keep a secret?' 'Certain!-
positively my wife's out of town:'
'The l I am going to le married:' 'The
devil: I sh;dl have no poem tins winter,
then '' 'No.' 'Who is t he lady who is to
do me this injury' 'Miss Milbanke; do
you know her?' 'No, my lord.' "' The
marriage, as everybody knows, was not ex
actly made iu heaven, ami iu WO Byron
Lullabies in Spain. Arabia and Zululunil.
In -ipain you will hear little Jose or Isa
bellita rocked to the somewhat doubtful
The raoon shines briplit.
And the snake darts swift and liyht:
1 see five baby bullocks
And a calf young uud white.
Then from Spain you may find yourself
in Arabia, where a bucolic tone pervades
the cradle song mostly used:
Sleep, my baby, sleep,
Sleep a slnxubcr hulj.
Sweetly rest till morning light.
My little farmer boy, so bright.
And from Arabia you might pass to far
off Z llulaud, and hear:
Hush thee, my baby.
Tt y mother's o'er the mountains gone;
There she will dig the little garden patch,
Ai d water she'll fetch from the river.
The lSayeaux Tapestry.
The Bayeaux tapestry is a web of canvas
or linn cloth upon which is embroidered
in wo-den threads of various colors a repre
sentation of the invasion and conquest of
England by tbe Normans. The canvas is
214 f t long by twenty inches broad and is
preserved in the public library at Bayeaux.
Tradi .ion asserts that it ia the work of
Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror,
and it is believed that if she did not actual
ly stit ch the whole of it, she at least took
part in it and directed the execution of it
by her maids.
I aneater Folklore on Sneezing.
According to Lancaster folklore a good
deal d -pends npon tbe day of the week in
this n. after of sneezing:
Sneeze on a Monday, yon sneeze for danger;
Sneeze on a Tuesday, you kiss a stranger;
Sneeze on a Wednesday, you sneeze for a letter;
Sneeze on a Thursday, for something better;
Sneeze on a Friday, you'll sneeze for sorrow;
6neeze on a Saturday, your sweetheart tomor
row Sneeze on a Sunday, your safety seek.
The devil will have you the rest of tbe weekl
TREATMENT OF TOMATO VINES.
Simple Methods of Training Found Profit
able by Suceeaful Cul turlxts.
If the farmer ia growing tomatoes fot
the canning factories at a few dollars per
ton there can arise no proiit from trellis
ing the plant, but if he is growing this
crop for market and receives from one
dollar upward per bushel for it then, ac
cording to Popular Gardening, it is ad
visable to keep the frnit from contact
with the soil by means of brush or litter
of some sort. Perhaps, Bays the author
ity referred to, it may pay him to put np
a simple trellis such as is shown in the
This method was suggested by Mt.
John M. Stahl, who believed th at trellis-
A SIMPLK TRELLIS FOR TOMATOES.
ing a patch in this manner will increase
the amount of crop to the full extent of
paying for material and erection of trel
lis, while the better quality of the fruit
resulting from such treatmeut will bo
clear gain. The trellis consists simply
of a row of stakes at a reasonable space
apart, ou each tide of the row of plants,
and strands of wire strung jilong the
posts, at say eight inches apart from
One of the state experiment stations
reports satisfactory resnlts from the use
of a trellis put tip like the one described,
with this exception, that pieces of six
inch board in singlo lino were substi
tuted for the posts and the wires stapled
to the edges on eacti side.
The home gardener can well afford to
put np some sort of trellis for his com
paratively few plants, even if he did not
expect any other advantage from it but
the greater attractiveness and neatness
of the patch,
A simple way of treating tomato vines
is to train them to a single pole or stake,
say eight feet high, and keep the plants
trimmed to single stem. Soft bands
should be used for tying, and particulai
TRELLIS MADE OF SLATS AN'D HOOPS.
attention paid to give the fruit clusters
some support by tying to the stake. The
plants need not be more than three feet
apart in the row.
A simple and inexpensive style ot
trellis is shown in the second cut. It
consists in setting three stakes five oi
six feet high in a circle around each
plant., and fastening a few barrel hoops
to them as shown iu the engraving.
Treatment of Lawns.
A mistake is often made by setting the
lawn mower to cut too short, and there
is not enough of leaf growth left to give
strength to the r.iots of the grass. A
more natural condition is given by cut
ting a lirtle higher, and tho lawn is
made more like velvet, and there would
lie less danger of the earth below being
dried or bnniod by exposure to tho sun.
Owners and gardeners are sometimes
puzzled to know what to do under the
shade of trees where grass will not grow
freely. The lest remedy is a free seed
ing with Kentucky bluegrass, which
will endure shade better than most other
Tying t'p Celery.
My experience in tying up celery in
papers is not the best, says a Rural New
Yorker correspondent, as it heats and the
the centers rot too much in warm weath
er. Blanching it with 12-inch boards is
the most satisfactory to me. If the eel
ery plants are set five inches in the row,
the rows being eighteen inchesapart, and
the boards are set npright on each side of
the row, the celery will come out in good
edible shape in a few da3-s.
Do not put up an expensive poultry
bnilding because some millionaire sets
If the ducks and geese are picked reg
nlarly during the summer and early fall
they will not moult.
It is not the state of the market that
causes failure in poultry keeping, but the
state of mind of the poultry keeper.
The scraps from the table soaked in
sweet milk until soft make a good feed
for young turkeys, especially in the sum
mer. Do not be afraid to give yonr fowls
plenty of clean water. It will not hnrt
them, though judging by appearance of
the drinking vessels in many yards, one
would be led to think the owner thought
bo. ' ,
Take down those ladder shaped roosts
which have caused the death of so many
hens, and try for one year the plan of
having them all on a level and about
twenty, inches apart, with a flooring
about eight inches below to catch the
dropping. Make these roosts oat of 2x3
with the corners shaved off and arrange
them to drop into sockets at each end,
so they can easily be removed and fre
quently washed to kill insects and ver
min. Fanny Field in Farmers' Review.
SPECIAL SALE OF
mL a Tinnmniff (man nm
1I1G DU01UH DflUIi 81
Another large lot of Ladies Russet Oxfords,
Several styles in Oxfords, Patent Leather Tips,
See our Patent Leather Oxfords at
Aen's solid Congress and Lace Shoes,
The best shoe in the city for - - N
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, 2.25 and 2.5c
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.
Tor Over Fifty Yean
Mrs. Wicslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dis
bursed at nipht and broken of your res
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cutting teeth send at once and get
a bottle of "Mrs. Wirislow'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 system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teetting is pleasant
to the taste and is the prescription of one
of the oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in the United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
Three Harvest Excursions.
The Burlington route, C, B. & Q. K
R , will tell from principal stations on
its lines, on Tuesdays. August 25 and Sep
tember 15 and 29. harvest excursion tickets
at low rates to principal cities and points
in the farming regions of the west, south
west and northwest. For tickets and
further information concerning these tx
r.ursiocs, call on your nearest C , B &
Q. ticket agent, or hddress P. S. Eusti',
Gen 1 Pats, and Ticket Agent, Chicago,
So Yon Congkl
Don't delay. Take Kemp's Balsam, the
best cough cure. It will cure your
coughs and colds. It will rure pains in
the chest. It will cure influenza aod
bronchitis and all diseises pertmning to
tue lungs because it is a pure baisnm
Hold it to the light and see how cVar and
thick it is. You will see tbe excellent
effect after taking the first dose. Large
bottles GOc and tl.
A Mother's Gratitude. My son was in
au almost hopeless condition with flux
when I commenced u.ing Chambe r'ain's
Colic, Cholera an1 DiHr.-hoea Remedy. It
eve him immediate relief and I tm sure
it saved his life. I tike great pleasure
in recommi nding it to all. Mrs. M L.
Johnson, Everett, Simpson county. Mis.
25 and 50 cent buttles fur fctile by llartz
& Bahnsen, druggists
Mr. Clark, to the public: IwUh to say
to my friends and the public, that I re
gard Chamberlain's Colic, Choitra und
Diarrhoea remedy as the best preparation
in use for colic snd diarrhoea. It is the
finest selling medicine lever handled, be
caue it always gives satisfaction. O.
H Clark. Oratgeyille, Tex. For sale by
Hartz & Bahnsen, druggists.
Albert Erwiu, editor of the Leonard.
Texas, Graphic, says: ' For the cure of
cramps in tbe stomach Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is
the best and most sueedy I ever used."
Many others who have tried it entertain
the eauie opinion. For sale by Hartz &
In the pursuit ot the goo-1 things of
this world we anticipate too much; we
eat out the heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. 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, a sure cure for ague and
malarial diseases. Price, 60 cents, of
I was troubled with catarrh for 6even
vears previous to commencing the ue of
Ely's Cream Balm. It bas done for me
hat other so-called cures have failed to
do cured me. The effect of the Balm
aeemed magical. Clarence L. Huff, Bid
After trying niaov remedies for catarrh
during past years, I tried Eiy'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 torn dry catarrh from per
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WILL, be wider the supervision of the
Burlington, Cedar Bapids & Northern
Railway. V. J. MORRISON, Manager, and
will be open for the Reception of quests
June 1 5th in each year. Visitors will find
is flrst-class In all of its appointments,
beingr supplied with pas, hot and cold
water baths, electric bells and all modern
Improvements, -Jt-eam laundry, billiard
halls, bowling alley. etx, and positively
free from annoyance by mosquitos.
ROUND-TRIP EXCURSION TICKETS
will be placed on sale at tbe commence
ment of tourist seeson by the Burlington,
Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway and
all of its connecting lines at low rates to
tbe follow! .g points: Spirit Lake. Iowa;
Waterville, Minneapolis. St. Paul and
Late Mmnetcnka. Minnesota; Lake Su
perior points; Yellowstone Park and
points in Colorado.
Write for " A Midsummer Paradise" to
the General Ticket and Passensrer Apent,
Cednr Hapids. Iowa; for hotel rates to
W. J. MORRIdON, Manager. Spirit Lake,
C. J. IVES. J. E. HANNKGHN.
tofc't &d Cm'l Sup t- Gca" Iitfcet acd Fs'r Aff&t-
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ai.U '. kinds of wood work for builder.
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