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I II K AI.G S, TUESDAY. Ml' 1'KM .K1 22, 18.11,
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Tuesday. September 23, 1891
OUR EXPORTS OF BREADSTUFFS.
It Is Still the Foreign Market That In
aor the Farmer a Good Price.
Our exports of breadstuffs in Jnne
amounted to 13,199,494, against flO,
835,011 in the same months of 1890. For
the twelve months ended Jnne 80, the
exports of breadstuffs were as follows:
Wheat, 5-f,201,2S3 bushels; corn, 29.
894,380 bnshels; wheat flonr, 11,007,638
barrels; corn meal, 314,393 barrels; oats,
916,323 bnshels; oatmeal, 7,719,877
pounds; barley, 960,079 bushels; rye,
832,739 bushels; total value, $123,136,
478. The total value of the exports of
breadstnffs in 1S90 was $150,690,033.
The smaller exports for the year
ended June 30, 1S91, were due solely to
the fact that our crops were short last
year, not to any lack of demand in
European markets. In fact, the Euro
pean demand has compelled onr home
markets to bid higher for wheat and
corn, and this has been n powerful
cause of the recent higher prices here.
The prospect now is that there will be
such an enormous demand in Europe for
our breadstnffs this year that onr ex
ports will be the largest in the history of
the country. Already it is feared that
the railroads will rnt le able to move
the wheat crop to the seaboard as fat as
the foreign ships call for it.
Under thee circumstances our farm
ers will learn, as they have never
learned before, the immense value of the
foreign market. They will realize in a
most forcible way the importance of a
market to take their surplus produce,
and thus maintain prices in the quickly
glntted home market.
While the farmers are flirt rpjoicinjr
in the project of a renewed prosperity
to come to them, largely from the foreign
market, there is only one man of nation
al reputation in this country who trie? to
belittle that foreign market and who
pretends to believe that onr fanners
would do be iter not to try to couitte in
that market at all. That man is Major
In his tariff report last year he re
proached tho Democrats in the following
style for insisting upon the importance
of our farmers' foreign market: "The
world's market,' to which the advocates
of tariff for revenue only invite the
farmers of this country, is today
crowded with the products of the
cheapest human labor the earth affords.
All over the Old World there is a rush
of their surplus to that market, and it is
to such a contest as this that free trade
would allure American agriculture."
Prosperity from the Foreign Market.
The New York Press, one of the fore
most protection organs of the country,
prints an editorial on "Signs of Pros
perity," our increased exports of bread
stuffs being the particular sign which it
refers to. It calls attention to the fact
that in June, 1890, our exports-of bread
Etnffs amounted to $10,835,011 worth,
while in June of this year we exported
The Press is undoubtedly right in re
garding increased exports of corn, wheat
and flour as a sign of prosperity, but in
taking this sensible view of the matter it
Bets itself against candidate McKinley
and his hobbies. This protectionist leader
takes every occasion to belittle the for
eign market, and he even reproaches tha
Democrats for encouraging tha exports
or farm products. Here are his famous
words in his tariff report:
"The 'worlds market,' to which the
advocates of tariff for revenue only in
vite the farmers of this country, is today
crowded with the products of the cheap
est human labor tae earth affords. All
over the Old World there is a rush of
their surplus to that market, and it is to
euch a contest as this that free trade
would allure American agriculture."
McKinley 'a words mean that our farm
ers would be better off if t hey did not ex
port anything at all, if a law were passed
forbidding exports of farm produce, and
making it thereby necessary to keep at
home $623,000,000 worth of such produce
to force home markt-t prices to a lower
point than has ever leen heard of.
The protectionists onght to agree upon
some view of the farmer's foreign market
and stick to it. With Robert P. Por
ter's Isew York Press pointing to it as a
source of prosperity for our farmers.
with Jamej Or. Blame demanding "a
market for another bushel of wheat and
another barrel of pork," and with Can
didate McKinley quarreling with the
Democrats for insisting upon the impor
tance of that market, can any farmer tell
what the protection party does believe
about the foreign tnaruet.
What Pauper Labor Gets.
The high duty on tin plate, it is pre
tended, is rendered necessary by reason
of the "pauper wages" of Wales. But a
Welsh manufacturer, Mr. S. Lippmann,
has recently told a representative of the
Iew lork trade paper, Hardware, that
in the tin plate mills of Wales unskilled
labor is paid from $1 to $1.25. while
skilled labor gets $2 a day.
Men getting these wages are not starv
ing, nor are they eating meat onlv once
a week. Of course wages with us are
somewhat higher, but, as Mr. Lippmann
Bays, the Welt-h workmen fear to come
to this courftry on account of the higher
cost of living. Clothing and house rent
would cost them much more here than
in Wales, and so would many kinds of
food. It is not to be wondered at
that Mr. Lippmann says Welsh work
men will hesitate to leave their native
PoZZ'iDi's 'nnipleX'on Pt.wder pro.
daces a toll and beautiful rkio; it wm
bines every element i? heautf nd iuritj-
FORECASTINGS OF FALL STYLES.
The Skirt Remains Straleht, with Indi
cations of Paniers for Thin Stud's.
There is a slight reaction as yet only a
speck of a cloud on the distant horizon ns
to the tightly made skirts. It may be that
next year we shall see more material, as
well as more grace,
iu t he tailor made
gowns. For the
the Parisian edict
appears to be that
skirts shall re
main straight and
long, except those
in very thin ma
there re paniera
and a little drap
ing of the skirt at
the front or side.
The variety iu cor
K.iKes is nnmbtr
and corselets all
figure iu the race
I'lXXER OR PEM1TOILET
heavier stuffs the
ciat basque continues popular, and it is
ii.iely that the new fall and winter cos-
tt mes will employ it largely.
Our cut gives an example of a quite new
KC-wn for dinner or demitnilet occasions,
in which the paniers are really pronounced.
These, together with the pointed bodice
and roat tunic, are in copier brocade. The
kerchief folds are of white mousseline
ch (Ton and the braces of ecru colored lace,
like the flounces on the sieevesand iu front
of the skirt. Trails of flowers are em
broidered on the stomacher, which is iu
plaiu copper faille.
Karly Aaluron liresses. tVri, Etc.
Some country dreses for eariv autumn
are Iteinir niade, according to Il.'irper's
Bazar, with underskirts of blue or red
cloth red nutlet ecru or beie and blue
uni er white. Over the corsage is worn a
sleeveless jacket of the color of the under
skin, with a slashed coat skirt, and having
a of the lighter fabric in the front and
bad:. A belt of natural leather studded
with gilt nail heads coufiues the jacket at
A raps preparins for the f.rt coo! davs
are i-hort capes of Pyretiean cloth trimmed
with braid, and others of pretty suowllake
tnc t, attached to a yoke, with a ruche at
the throat and on the shoulders. These
sma.l wraps extend only itlout a hand's
dept i below the waist, are light, yet suffi
ciently warm, ami easily doffed and
A pretty early autumn blit is the Wat-
teau hat (Vf blaok crin (.horse hair), with a
brim of medium width turned up at the
back. The low crown is encircled by a
tulle ruche traversed by a riblioii. A tuft
of flowers or feathers ornaments the back.
Sleeves That Are Admirable.
The most picturesque sleeve of todav.
and yt the one which seems to have found
the fe.vest number of admirers, is the per
lect alois sieeve, says Miss Mantalini in
The Tall Mall Budget. Sarah Bernhardt
appreciates its beauty; so dues Mrs. Lang
try. It is slightly full on the shoulders,
thouRi raised a very little; shapes in at
the el'jow; fits the arm quite closely, but
easily; comes down in a point over the
hand, the end of the point being just where
the dimples are.
A long sleeve makes the hand look tiny;
an elbow sleeve cuts off the bestpartofa
woman's arm, shows that which is usually
the worst-, and certainly does not decrease
the size of the hand; the short puff sleeve
that permits the shoulders to show above
it is f r evening a most desirable style,
whether the arm be a plump or a slende
one. I ' the arm is slender the glove can be
worn to cover the elbow and then the
plump part of the arm would 1 visible.
But happy is the woman who has arms like
Mrs. Kendal white, firm, and shaped like
those tl at might have belonged to enus.
Our c it shows two dresses prepared for
a fashionable trousseau, I be bridesmaid s
dress is in cream nun s veiling, with a
trim mil of fold tinsel net and sequins,
which lorms the corselet, shoulder caps
and abroad band around the bottom of the
skirt. The hat of white crinoline is orna
mented with ostrich feathers, chiiTon and
white qi ills.
BRIDE'S ASD BRIDESMAID'S DRESSES.
The brid-i's dress is of rich white du
chesse satir, the front of the skirt lieing
trimmed with four deep flounces of old
Brussels po nt lace and a thick ruche of
the same al. round the train. The bodice
Is laced don n the front and draped with
lace and orange blossoms.
Lsniruace Iu Sealing Wax.
The langutge in sealing wax is practiced
by those who are sentimentally inclined.
Aa epistle conveying a proposal of mar
riage must be sealed with white wax,
while accept-! lovers may use ruby color.
Jealousy is expressed by yellow wax, blue
implies constancy and brown melancholy;
green suggests hope and a paler shade of
green conveys reproof. A letter of condo
lence should iear a violet- seal in reply to
the black wix intimating death, and the
ordinary Bear let hue is still used for busi
ness. Invitn' ions to dinner display choco
late seals, g ishing young ladies fasten
their confide ices with pink, and gray is
the general ti it for letters to ordinary acquaintances.
vm. v.-1 rV,
f HE HOUDANS.
Their Leading Characteristics Direct I'M a
for Matins These Uinls.
The Hondans were named for the littl a
town of Houdan in France. It is not
certainly known bow they originated.
I. K. Felch thinks there Is no doubt
that they sprung from a cross of the
black Polish and the colored or white
Dorking. They have the fifth toe of the
Dorking and a conformation of body be
tween the two breeds. The posterior
weight in them is very much greater
than in the Polish. This, he says, has
come from an Asiatic source, as indi
cated in the feathered legs sometimes
seen, but he fails to state which of the
Asiatics. Another supposition wan that
they originated in a flock of native fowls
belonging to a gardener, who. taking a
great liking to them, kept them away
from his other fowls and kept improving
them as best he could under such cir
cumstances. However, be that as it
may, the farmers of France took hold of
them, and today they are the most popu
lar breed in that country.
The Houdans were first imported to
the United States in 1S0G, and we have
yards of Houdans now that will com
pare with any in the world. Their
plumage is made up of black and white;
the large crest and muff present a very
pretty appearance on a green lawn.
They are a fine table fowl, having fine,
close grained meat and lots of it. It is
claimed by some that they will dress
one-fifth more than any other fowl of
the same live weight. The cock
should weigh seven pounds, the cock
erel six pounds, the hen six pounds
and the pullet five ponnds. They
are also good egg producers, laying the
largest egg of the nonsttting breeds,
and they lay during the year nearly as
many as the Leghorn. The Houdans bear
confinement well, but when given their
liberty will forage and pick up their liv
ing equal to turkeys. B'-th as fowls and
chickens they are hardy. The chicks
feather well and grow vt-iv fast.
A PAIR OP KOrCAXS.
In mating these birds George 'Bacon
tells in Poultry ia California that ne
should tie wry careful. Do not mate all
dark and all light ones together, if a
specimen is too light to suit yon ne it as
a test of their table qualities. Tha
standard requires that they be about,
evenly divided in color, if anything tb.3
black predominating, and as they srow
lighter with age one must take this intD
consideration when mating them. A
pullet three-fourths black will molt to
the regulation color, therefore we should
mate one of this color with a male of
standard color or a little darker; hens
of standard color or a little darker to a
cockerel one-fourth white, and so on in
this proportion, as they will get light
soon enough. All males should have
small combs, well formed crest and good
broad breast. Be very particular with
the feet and legs. The females should
have large crest of good color, small
comb, large beard, full breast and good
feet and toes.
The Weight of Corn.
The amonnt of corn of various kinds
required to produce 6helled bushels of
fifty-six pounds has been a subject of in
vestigation by Professor Morrow, of the
Illinois station. After tests of the
weight of corn ears he found that seven
ty pounds of the early, seventy-three of
the medium and seventy-eight of the
late maturing varieties would produce
each, when fresh, a bushel of air dry
shelled corn by the end of October.
There has Wen found quite a variation,
however, in seasons, and more differ
ence in wet seasons than in dry ones,
sometimes varying nearly 20 per cent, in
the latter sorts which do not ripen dry.
The earliest varieties will, of course.
have a better chance to become hard and
dry than the later and more succulent,
and there will be a difference greater in
more northern regions than under a
longer and hotter sun farther south.
Farmers who have occasion to measure
or estimate corn in the ear may easily
make tests by weighing freshly husked
ears, and again in winter and again the
next summer, and may ascertain what
may be of importance to them when
dealing in large quantities.
A lilval to the Shetland Pony.
There is a rival in the southern horse
marts to the Shetland pony, which South
ern Cultivator explains to be an outcome
of the war and called Creole. He is a
miniature horse, and originated during
and since the war in the prairies along
the gulf coast from Mobile to the west
ern limit of Louisiana. Many planters
during the war allowed their thorough
bred mares to escape and, breeding in
the wild state with the natives, the size
has gradually diminished nntil manv uf
them do not reach thirteen hands, and
few of them go much over that.
The good blood in them shows in their
symmetry, and their better style and ao-
hon commend them to a boy. They are
too mettlesome for a child of four or
five years, but for the girl from seven to
ten they till the bill. For driving pur
poses they are not so good as the Shet
land, as the infusion of thoroughbred
blood makes them impatient of so
ignoble work. The gait is a long gallop.
Allow about two square inches of
drone comb in one of the outside frames
of eath hive, is the advice of G. M. Doo
little in The American Beekeeper, then
you will know just where to look for it
and can shave off the drones' heads every
twenty days, and the bees bill not try so
bard to build drone comb elsewhere.
Bring in the BOYS and GIRLS and we
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island H
P. S-H1G KEV LINE OF SCHOOL SHOES.
There is more c-itirrb m this section of
thciounr. tt-an hh oilier d'seases put
tot'etlKT. tid uu'l! I lie U;-t lew yrrs was
supposed it be io- urti'ile For a great
uixnv vetrs doctors pronounced it & local
diset.se, and pn scribed loci! remedies, and
by constantly failing to cure with local
liea'metit, inououtced it incurable.
Science bas proven catarrh to be a con
stitntionsl li-ee, and therefore require'
constitutional treatment. Hill's Cttarrh
Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cneney &
Co., Tob do, Ouio, is the only conslitu
tionl cure on the muket. It is taken
internally in doses from 10 drops to a
tenspoonful. It aits directly upon the
blood and mucou-i surficesof the system
They offer 6100 for any cose It fai 8 to
cure, r end for circulars srd testimon
F. J Cheney & C".. Toledo, O.
CirSold by druggists, 75c.
1 1 Btmnld bi in vty Eons.
J. B. Wilson, 871 Clay street, Sbarps-
burg. Pa , says he will not be without
Dr. King s .New Discovery for consump
tion, coughs sod colds, that it cured his
wife who was threatened with pneumonia
after an attack of "la grippe, hen va
rious other remedies and sevtral physi
cians had done her no good. Robert
Barber, i f Cook'port, Pa., claims Dr.
King's New Discov rr hss done bim more
eood than snjthiug he ever used for
lunt; trouble. Nothing like it. Try- it.
Free trial bo'tles at llir'z & B-ihnseu's
drug store. Lnree bottles, 502 and $1.
This remedy is becomu g so well known
and o mi uUr as to need no special men
tion. All who hv u -ed El-ctric Bitters
sing the some soi.e uf orai-e. A purer
meuicine die s not txit mt it is truarant
edtodo nl: tnt is cla nvd. Electric
Bitters wiil cute all dis a s of the liver
and kidnejs a ill remove i-iru lea. boils,
salt iheum r.dorl(-r tl c cused by
impute hi it Wil drive niiUni from
the s j stent and prevent H le I as cure all
ma'ariil f. vers F"r c re of hei-dnche,
constipation at d itirit" niou try E ecim
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Iruises, sorts, ulcers, a'i rheum, fevei
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is guaranteea to ir;e rmci sutis acuoc
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for Over g.t'.y Ysars
Yrs. Winslow'fr toothing t-yrup bas
been used by millions of mothers for
their children bile, teething. If dis
bursed at mgb and nken of your res
by a sick child suffering and crying wlih
pain of cuttioit u-eih send al once and get
a bottle o" -Mr-. Wii glow's Soothing
Syrup" fur children teething. It will re
lievt the roor little -ufferer immediately.
Depend noon it. moibers, tbereisno mis
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lates tbe stomach and bowils, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduc s inflamma
tion and stives tone and energy to the
whole sj8' m, -Mrs Window's Soothing
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to the tas'e and is the prescription of one
of the oldes Bod bent emale physicians
and nurses in the United States. Sold by
all druegists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottie. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. W'oslow's Soothing Syrup
Id the pursuit of toe gooa things of
tiis 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, kidoey and bladdei
troubles. U ts a perfect ionic, appetizer,
blood purifier, ure cure for ague and
tniisna' !.) V) rents, of
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Oi Tuesdays. Aug. 25 and Sept. 29,
Special harvest excursion tickets will be
sold to points on the Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul railway at one and one-third
fare for round trio.
E D W. Eolmbs, Agent.
We have a most
at very popular pric-a.
with good, solid, serviceable
shoes that will
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Contractor eiiid Builder!
Office and t?hop Corner Seventeenth Bt. . . 1 t i
and Seventh Avenue, i-VO'rv I
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Manufacturer of all kinds cf
ROOTS AND SHOES
Gent' FSce Shoes s specialty. Hep-airing done neatly and pronely,
A share of j our pstronag respectfully solicited.
: Shirt Factory :
"We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
AlfO all kinds of
1509 Second Avenue, Rock Inland.
Over Loosicy's Crockery store.
C. O. D.
221 and 223
AL Laundry Work dose on short notice.
A specialty of Drees r kirts.
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
r ibe Lienor Habit. loalilvrl. urea
J awtinlniatorlSMr Ir- Ualnca'
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waet her the patient is a moderate drinker or
?r i?!2oUVmcK- " hM been -ien in thousands
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