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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBERS, 1891.
rabUfhed Duly ut Weekly t 1624 Second Av
enue, Bock Island, 111.
J. W. POTTER, -
Twaa Daily, 60c pet month; Weekly, 18.00
All oomnanioatiama of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religions, isuat bare
real name attached for publication. No inch ani
Udes will be printed over fictitious ngnatnrea
Ynonyanoiu conunnnications not noticed.
Corrwponilence solicited from every township
la Bock Island county.
Saturday. September 5, 1891.
Sam Jones is firing ungrammatical
broadsides of salvation slang into the
ranks of Xew York sinners, but no breaks
re observable in tbeir liaes.
The grain speculators have already
made mere rroney juggling with the
price of wheat than the farmers make
out of their phenominal grain crop this
Some American tourist must have been
telling the young Oerman emperor about
how it feels to have the wind blow
through his whiskers, and wishing to feel
for himself the emperor is now engaged
in raising a crop of whiskers of his own.
BcRLrscTON Gazette: The refusal of
a government vessel to Son Russel for a
pleasure boat violates the precedents of
this administration, and he has a richt to
bis indignation. If it is lawful for his pa
to go on picnics in government vessels, it
is just as lawful for him, and he ought to
go right away acd tell his pa of the disre
spect shown the dynasty on the pretense
that it is against the law to let him have
the use of the navy whenever he wants it.
Pekik Times: There is considerable
political excitement among the miners of
northern Illinois districts over thee x posi
tion of the reasons for the visit to Europe
of Senator s. M. Cullum, Dave Littler,
and Mr. Tracy, president of the Illinois
republicnn league. It is given out upon
good authority that these gentlemen
carried with them to Europe options on
nearly nil the coal lands in central acd
southern Illinois, their object being to
form a syndicate of English capitalists to
own and control all the principal coal
mines of the state. This, it is said, will
place in republican control enough miners
to place Illinois out of the category of
doubtful states in 1S92, and thereby pro
long republican rule in the Sucker siite.
And help largely in tbe national camotisn
The publicity of the scheme has aroused
great indignation among tbe miners.
The Xew York Ledger has embarktd
en a grand undertaking which parallels
the notable achievements of tbe New York
Herald in the "Jeannette" expedition, aud
the special corps service of the Lond on
Times in exploration and war reporting .
Frederick Schwatka, the famous explorer
of this city, whose discoveiies and perils
in northern Siberia created such wide
spread interest a few years Bgo, is con
ducting an exploring expedition into the
interior of Alaska under the auspices of
the New York Ledser. The Ledger
Alaskan expedition appeals with particu
lar force to Americans. It is dispatched
antl conducted by Americans, and its ob
jective points are within the latest terri
tory acquired by the republic. Lieuten
ant Schwatka will write for the .Ledger
a series of contributions, describing bis
Adventures, the rivers, mountains, vlcr.n
oes, glaciers, cataracts, mines and caiae
of the country and its native inhabitants.
The dangers which threaten the expedi
tion the polar winters, the barbarism of
the Indians and the almost unknown na
ture of life in that wild and woujirful
region give to this Alaskan enterprise a
peculiarly heroic character.
There are very few persons who know
where to look for the milling on gold und
silver coins. In almost every instance
where atked, CO persons out of
every hundred will answer the question
by pointing to the fluting or corrugations
on the outer edge of the same. The fol
lowing now going the rounds of the press
will enlighten the reader on the point in
What is tbe "milline" on a dollar or
other. coin? Probably not one person in
500 would aupwer this simple question
correctly. There is a popular be :cf that
tbe corrugations on the rim of a dollar
are the milling. A San Francisco Chron
icle reporter thought so, too. until ihe
point happened tp arise in a conversation
with CM. Gorman, coiner of the rain'.
Mr. Gorman went into the counting room
And picked up a "blank," a round piece
of plain silver cut out of a silver bar. It
bad gone through one michine, which
had slightly rounded tbe edces.
The blank waa dropped in a mill
ing machine, and when it came out a
second or two later the rim was flit and
the edges of the rim were raised a little
Above the level of the sides. The verb
"milling" is this raising of tbe rim of a
blank piece of money, and the noun
"milling" is this plain raised rim without
reference to any corrugations anywhere.
The purpose of tbe milling is to protect
tbe surface of the sides from wea'. The
ml led blank was dropped ioto a stamping
machine, from which it dropped a per
fect dollar. While in the machine the
plucu dropped into a corrugated collar.
And the piece expanded under great pres
sure, the rim waa forced into the corruga
tions and Uicaine similarly corrugated.
Tka parallel notches or corrugations, gen
erally celled the milling, constitute tbe
"roadlDK.'' The term is adapted from its
rcbiuuurel ue to express a moll con
vt uiolding, especially when such mold'
jugs are multiplied parallel to each other.
DECORATIVE AND USEFUL.
A Luxurious Shoulder Pillow, Pretty
Draperies, Table Center, Etc.
Among new home luxuries are the
shoulder pillows, which give comfort, com
bined with a bit of decoration, to a high,
hard backed chair. The. pillows are made
eight to ten laches wide and twelve to fif
teen in length, according to the size of the
( hair on which they are to be used. The
material may be printed silk, china silk,
plush or velvet, embroidered or plain.
Silkoline is one of tbe prettiest of inexpen
sive materials. These pillows are used in
pairs by setting small gilt rings in the
cdes and lacing them together with rib
Ions. The washable cretonnes make good bed
( raperies and spreads. Colored Marseilles
i a lovely tints is comparatively inexpen
sive and furnishes very attractive bed
spreads. The prevailing fashion of dresses with no
convenient pocket gives value to oddly
BMpeat tittle bags for carrying the hand
le !ril.li f,w Uich may be attached to the belt
or liuu from the arm.
A durable table center is made of plain
v Hte liuen iovdered over with any small
flower, Kucb as the daisy, forgetmenot or
violet, worked in washing sik.
Sachets of all kinitinoL-lnade very large
naw, with double pockets and one corner
turned down. A good brocade embroidered
n ith the name in gold is pretty. Cordis
most in use to finish off the edges.
Preserving Flowers and Fern.
Take very fine sand, wash it perfectly
e'ean and when dry sift it tbrongb. a fine
sieve into a pan. When the sand is deep
enough to hold the flowers in an upright
p xsitiou, take some more sifted sand aud,
carefully cover them. A spoon is a good
tl.into take for this as 1t fills in every
chink and cranny without breaking or
bending the leaves. When the pan is
fi led solidly, leave the flowers to dry for
st- serai liays It Is a good plan to warm
the sand in the oven before using it, as the
flowers will tiien dry more thoroughly. In
taking the sand off, great care must be
ta ton rot to break the leaves, as they are
now dry and brittle. Pansies preserved in
tl is way wiH keep their shafte and bril
liancy of color all winter, according to the
Xev York Tribune, and many other flow
er can be equally successfully treated
atything, in tact, where tbe full pressure
of the sand comes on both sides of the leaf,
otherwise tney will shrivel. To fill in
flowers with cuplike shapes it is better to
lav tbeiu on the sand aud with a smuli
spoon fill in and around each flower. Ferns
when preserved in this way have a more
na:ural look than when pressed, aud the
maidenhair fern looks almost as well as
wl cn it is fre-hly gathered.
I'ut one ounce each of butter and su3ar
wi: b a short half pint of water and a pi-.ich
of salt into a pan, bring it to the boil, then
lift it off the fire and stir in by degrees
enough flour to make it into a stiff paste.
Kejlave it on the (ire and keep on stirring
it till it leaves the sides of the pan. Now
let it cor.l for a little, then break into it
first one egg, then another, stirring it
qu ckly all the time till the paste will work
eoj-ily (this will take two or three epgs.),
then put it into a forcing bag with a plain
pipa and force it out onto a baking tin,
either in fingers or tiny heaps. Brush it
ovtrwitu whole beaten egg and bake for
twenty to thirty minutes. When nicely
colored tske them out, let them cool, make
an ncision in the side of each, fill them
with whipped cream flavored with vanilla,
anc. ice with chocolate icing, for which cook
two ounces of grated chocolate inaquar
terofa pint of water till quite smooth,
then mix it with one pound of icing sugar
ami three labli-spoouf uls of warm, water.
Jun warm it up and pour it over the eclairs.
As the spoon fad continues to raze
throughout the width and breadth of tli
land each novelty in the way of souvenir
poons finds a welcome from the vast army
of shoppers after something unique in this
dirt ct ion.
, N.'XKAN KILI(.l;i:K SI'OOSS.
' !"' with the l:'K.-.t :irr;va! pre
the Mexican filigree spoous. a decided con
tras . to n her styles Tl.e d-licate filigree
woi i of ihe modern M Mean j'-wtier is
com-io-cl of fine gold ami .-:lver wires,
wro ight in designs generally copied from
n.'itt re and rtsp.-eseniiiig flower?, birds, but
terfi es, etc. The unique nes. of the de
sign -i, the rich colors of the original
metals preserved in the work, and vfith
al the intrinsic viriue of the articles
mad 3 of this material render them
highly attractive and adapted fur pres
enta non as souvenirs to meet the de
man 1 for souvenirs in. way of spoons.
Many designs and styles of filigree bundle
spoo-13 have leeu produced, two of which
are s:town in the cut here reproduced from
The Jewelers' Circular. In some eases
thesi spoons are rend- Ve.l local by an appli
cation of the name of the town over the
Fruit Frosting for Tine Cake.
Bo 1 one cup sugar aud one-third cup
water together nutil it will thread. Beat
whit-i o'f one egg very stiff and pour on tbe
sirup gradually, beating well. Stir cur
rants, seedless raisins, citron, cocoanut or
cand.ed fruit of any sort (cut up fine) into
the a bove and spread over the cake.
One Thine Another.
Po'vdered cinnamon strewn in the cracks
of cl sets and other places where red ants
gather is said to be a sure cure.
Ru ibiag with common table salt and a
dampened rag will remove egg stains from
For cleaning brass take one quartof rain
water, add two ounces of ammonia and
three ounces of precipitated chalk. Bottle
and keep well corked, aud shake before
Galvanized articles may be cleansed by a
solution of one part of borax in sixteen
parts of water, which is rubbed on with a
brush or sponge. '
' A small box filled with lime and placed
on aihelf In a pantry or closet helps to
keep tbe air dry and sweet.
Regular dusting with a soft brush or
cloth should keep bronze clean, and a little
sweet oil, gently rubbed, will remove the
purple tinge that comes.
OLE BULL'S JTOPIAN DREAM.
A Pile of Stona Corer the Place Where)
- He Essayed to Build a Castle.
After Ola Bull had fiddled his way into
the hearts of the American people and bad
accumulated a large fortune he undertook
to carry out a long cherished dream. lie
wished to establish acolony of his country
men in America, and for this purpose he
bought, in 1852, over 12,000 acres of land in
the unbroken wilderness of Potter county.
Ole Bull located 300 Norwegians and
Danes on his possessions. Tbe price he
paid for his lands was about 1 10,000. It
was bis intention to found four towns.
These were Walhaila, New Bergen, New
Norway and Oleosa. They were laid out
with a view to the future and work was
commenced. Mr. Bull also began work on
a castle a mile or two from Oleooa, which
was to be a pretentious structure for the
lord of the colony. Each settler was pro
vided a plot of gronnd and set to work.
Unfortunately for the success of the col
ony, Ole Bull had no knack of protecting
himself agaiust unscrupulous sharpers,
and his lands were found to be involved in
such niauner that questions arose as to
the titles. Thus it came about that in
1853 many of the colonists left. They were
also compelled to undergo a good many
privations which they were unaccustomed
to. The great trees wdiich stood in the
way of cultivation of the soil presented
an obstacle they did not know how to re
move. They grubbed the forests out with
mattocks instead of felling the trees with
axes. The hardships of the wilderness
and of the pioneer's life discouraged them.
in a year or two the colonists had neaiiy
all scattered, the most of them going to
Wisconsin aud the northwest, ami Mr.
Bull, disheartened, his property gone and
the savings of his lifetime gone with his
youth, left l is colony and his cherished
hopes and returned with his violin to en
tertain the people again with his une
Walhaila and New Norway fell into de
cay, the castle was abandoned an unfin
ished pile of rocks and the lands passed
into tbe hands of William Kadde, whosub
sequently founded a 'German settlement,
which was more successful.
Of the Ole Bull colony, a few remained
:ti Oleoim, which is a thriving hamlet. New
Bergen is also still wayside settlement.
A few of the colonists survive, but the
founder, Ole Bull, died in Norway.
When the colony was first projected it
may be expected that Ole Bull had a treat
many friends who wished ii:m unbounded
prosperity and success. From these friends
came to the colonists donations of machin
ery, epplmnces, stock, tic. A notable gift
was from Henry Clay, the distinguished
Kentuckian. who sent a number of line
Kentucky catt le and horses trom his tine
place at Ashland. Bradford (Pa.) Era.
The S.trrel Drum of the luilian.
The North American Indians, whose
legends are a most interesting mine of
strange traditions, make the drum the in
strument of tiie angels. A tired hunter,
once I st on the pla'u and overome with
fatigue and despair, lay down on the
sward and fell asleep; when, behold, in
his dream he saw the heavens open and a
car made of o.-.iers descending from the
sky with inconceivable rapidity. In the
car were twelve beautiful girls with golden
wings who played celestial music upon
drums of gold. Among them was his dead
wife, thus scut to him by the Great Spirit
to show him the rii:'ut way out of the laby
rinthine prairie. She directed him, iKiint
ing with her drumstick, in the way iu
which he should go. The ca flew up, tho
hunter awoke and the heavens were re
sounding with the drums of the celestial
maidens and of the angels iu the vault
A strange pendant to this tjile. denoting
still more strikingly the sanctity of t be in
strumept, is to lie found in anorher Indian
legend supplemented by a practice. At
stated festivals among certain trilxs ttie
elders of the tribe produce four sacred
drums filled with water. Into these they
afflrm the waters of the world subsided
after the deluce. They l-at upon them,
they say, to iniitte the action of the Great
Spirit, who by this simple musical means
divide 1 the earth from the waters and re
stored order to the flooded globe. Cham
At the Dog Doctor's.
The dog do tor is a metropolitan institu
tion. You will see the swellest carriages
at his ollice door in wii.ter. You will meet
the nattiest of French in.iids and the sur
liest id English groom on his stair-. There
will le all soi l.- of common nil r ill on foot
at nil bonis of thed.iyin summer. With
these call, is are his patient", the dogs. A
t-n cej,t rnon-rel will l.e preceded by a big
St.. Ueriiiod uciiii a hundred, and pernaps
succeeded by a fleecy littie French poodle,
estimated by its aristocratic tinstree as
One day an express wagon drove up. and
fronithe. rear of t his improvised ambulance
a rauple of scrants lifted out a grand
old Newfoundland. Poor, dizzy fellow!
His pathetic look of illness was ;d:no-t hu
man. A nd t he way some of ihc--e intelli
gent four leg-zed patients widk up the dog
doctor's stairs shows conclusively that they
can read tiie ulariug signs in front. That
uneasy, reluctant whimpering, wry fac 1
look is the same as t hat which eonnec's
the knowing child with tho castor oil bot
tle. New York Herald.
Swallowed a Knife.
Iu November, lSLTt. a profes-loual juggler,
named Demp.-ter, swallovved by accident a
knife nine inches long. Medical assistance
was procured, but all efforts to recover the
knife through tl.e mouth were fruitless.
The report it, the Carlisle Dispensary says.
"The surgeons were unanimously agreed
as to the liest mode of treating this extraor
dinary case, they were of opinion that
o; lung but an operation could save the
. a: tent's life, but he could not be persuaded
io submit to it. He left the hospital on
Dec. 'J8, IS23, to return home to Lendon,
against the advice of the surgeons, for he
died on his road atMiddlewick, in Cheshire,
on Jan. Ifi, inflammation aud gan
grene of the -touiach having been produced
by'ihe irritation of the knife and the jolt
ing of the wagon." London Tit-Bits.
Sponges at the Capitot.
There are any number of people who,
while visiting the Capitol at Washington,
will follow a guide and party around the
entire structure, and by hanging a little
distance in tbe rear absorb all the informa
tion and instruction paid for by another.
Tbe guides are helpless in such cases, and
would like very much to know some ef
fective method of squelching this manner
of beat. Philadelphia Inquirer.
The canal which is to connect Man
chester, England, with the sea, is one of
the greatest undertakings of modern times.
IU total length will be 8SH miles. It will
be 26 feet deep, 120 feet wide At the bottom,
and 230 feet at the top. It Is about three
fourths completed, and will cost about
We have a most complete line of
at very popular prices.
Bring in the BOYS and GIRLS ond we will fit
em out with good, solid, serviceable
shoes that will
BOSTON SHOE STOBE,
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island H
P. S. BIG NEW LINE OF SCHOOL SHOES.
Fr ever Fifty Tears
Vrs. VTinslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used by miUions of mothers for
their children while teething If dis
burbed at night and broken of your res
by a sick chiM suffering and crying with
pain of cutting teeth send at once and pet
bottle of "Mrs. Wit-slow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teethin?. It will re
lieve tbe poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it, mothers, thereisno 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 enertry to tbe
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teetting is pleasant
to the taste and is the Description of one
of the oldest, and best female physicians
and nurses in the United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout tbe world. Price
twjntj-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow'sSoothing Syrup
A Htw Fait Tran.
Tbe Chicago, Rjck Is'and & Paciec
railway will, on August 16, 1391, put on
another duly train between Chicago and
Denver that will run via their new line,
just opined, through Omaha and Lincoln,
the capital of Nebraska.
This train will be composed of sew cars
throughout palace sleepers, chair csrs
and dicing cars, and new modern pattern
dav coaciies, and will be a vestibuled
It will leave Chicago daily at 8:35 night,
arrive at Denver 7 second morning.
Leave Denver 8 night, arrive Chicago
7:43 second morning.
E. J-'t. John, Jso. Sebastian,
(jen'l Manager. Gco'l Tkt i&PassAgt.
To Ketvcva ana Ltbiiuud Ken.
If you will send me your address we
will mail you our illustrated pamphlet
explaining r.il about Dr. Dye's celebrated
eltctro voltaic belt and appliances, and
their ctHrtning efftct9 uvon the nervous
dabiiitatei sys-tem, and how they will
quickly restore you to vigor, manhood
arid health. Pampb let free. If jou are
thue sfflicfed, we will send you a belt and
aapliauces on 'rial
Voltaic Belt Co.. Marshall. Micb.
A Beat Balsam is Keep's Italtsm
The dictionery siys, "a balssm is a
thick, pure, aromatic substance flowing
from trees." Kemp's Balsnm for the
throat and lungs is the onlt cough medi
cine thut is a re.l balsam. Ma :y tbin,
wuttrt cough remedies are called bulsam's
bnt such are not Look through a bottle
of Kemps Balsam and cotice what a pure,
thick preparation it is. If you cough
use Kemp's Bitlsam. At all druggists'.
Large bottles 50c an 1 2.
In the pursuit of the gool things of
this world we anticipate too much; we
eat out the hem and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the ure
of Dr. Jones" Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dj spepsia, and mI
stomiich, liver, kidney asd bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for ague and
malari&I diseates. Price, SO ctnts, if
Do Ton Conga!
Don'tdelay. Take Kemp's Balsam, the
best cough cure. It will cure your
coughs and colds. It will cure pains in
the chest. It will cure influeaza and
bronchitis and all diseases pertaining to
the lungs because it is a pure balsam.
Hold it to tbe light and see how clear and
tbick it is. You will tee the excellent
effect after taking the first dose. Large
bottles 50c and 1.
I had catarrh of the head and throat
for five years. I used Ely's Cream Balm,
and from tbe first application I was re
lieved. Tbe sense of smell, which had
been lost, was restored after using one
bottle. I hava found tbe balm the only
satisfactory remedy for catarrh, and it
has effected a cure in my case. H. L.
Meyer, Waverly, N. Y.
Two Baivsst Ixcnrncni.
On Tuesdays. Aug. 2J5 and Sept. 29,
special harvest excursion tickets will be
sold to pointi on the Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul railway at one and one-third
fare for round trio.
E D. W. Holmes, Agent.
WILL be under tho supervision of the
Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern
Railway. W. J. MORRISON, Manager, and
will be open for the reception of gnesta
June 1 5th In each year. Visitors will find
la first-class In all of lta appointments,
being' supplied with pas, hot and cold
water baths, electric bells and all modern
improvements. J-tearn lauudry. billiard
balls, bowling- alley, etc, and positively
free from annoyance by mosquitos.
ROUND-TRI? EXCURSION TICKETS
will be placed on sale at the commence
ment of tourist season by tbe Burlington.
Cedar Rapids Northern Railway and
all of Its 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 Park and
points in Colorado.
Write for "A Midsummer Paradise" to
the General Ticfe9t and Passentrer Agent,
Cedar Rapids. Iowa; for hotel rates to
W. J. MORRISON, Manager. Spirit Lake,
C. J. IVES. j. F. HANNEGAN.
Pre. I mud ticiTl Sa;t. iita': T.clset eqJ fut'r AC eat
C. O. J3.
21 and !sl3
Al. Laundry Work done on ehort notice.
A pec!lty of Drea Skirts.
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER.
First-cUra work and t)tcUl attcctixs to
RING US CP,-
Telephone No. 1214
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F. D. CLARKE, rO..
186 So. Clark St.. CH,C-;3 i-I
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John Volk Sc Co.,
Bash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring,
and all kinda of wood work for builders.
Slchtaenth 8t bet. Third and Pomrtt area.
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