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THE AKGU8, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1891.
Fnbllahed Daily and Weekly it 1624 Beeond At
; enoe. Bock Island, 111.
J. w. Potter.
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All communications of A critical or argumenta
tive character, political or reliaioas. nut have
real name attached for publication No such arti
tlelee will be printed over fictitious ugnatuaes
Asonymoas communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
la Bock Island county.
Weds e s oat. September 30, 1891.
Salt river, ia northern Missouri, in
etead of being used for the farewell jour
neys of defeated polilitians, is utilized as
pearl fishery. Over 2.000 worth of
gems were taken out of that stream last
After one year of democratic rule the
Michigan state taxes indicate a handsome
reduction. It is safe to sav that the re
publicans with a national billions dollar
record will have a bard time swinging
Michigan into the O. O P. line again .
St. Louis Republic: Poor old Dr.
Burchard, who has "gone over to the ma
jority," was ratber proud of his "Rum.
Romanism and Rebellion" speech that
is, be was rather proud in believing that
it defeated his favorite, Blaine. He
reasoned that it was the wi'l of providence
that Blaine should be defeated, and he
felt rather elated in thinking of himseif
ss the instrument chosen by providence
to say the wrong thing at the right time
or as be must have regarded it, the
right thing at the wrong time.
There is a popular impression abroad
that the people of the south are a lot of
drunkards, that they think of nothing
but guzzling wines and liqcors. Statis
tics show that the ratio of retail liquor
dealers to population in Illinois is 1 to
297. The smallest ratio of any of the
states ia in Alabama, where the drinka
ble sold is mostly whisky, and the pro
portion is one to 1,188. Then follow Ar
kansas, South Carolina, Mississippi, North
Carolina, Georgia. Vermont, Florida,
Kansas, West Virginia, Tennessee,
Nebraska, Maine, Virginia, Delaware,
Massachusatts, Texas, Pennsylvania,
Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri.
Michigan, Indiana, Maryland, Washing
ton, Ohio, Illinois, Oregon, New Hemp
shire, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Louisiana,
New' Jersey, Rhode Island, New York.
Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, California.
Nevada and Montana. Oae surprising
thing is that prohibition states have a
very large number of fellers of liquor,
the ratio in Vermont being one to each
885 of population. In Maine the pro
portion is one to each 702 of population.
The Attack on the People' Money.
One startling fact in Commissioner
Raum's annual report for the pension bu
reau should command prompt attention of
the Fifty-second congress. There are now
borne on the pension list, 23 years after
the end of the war, the names of 520, IDS
persons claiming to have fought for the
union. This is exclusive of widows' and
children's pension on account of the civil
war. Including pensioners of the latter
class, and the comparatively insignifi
cant list of pensioners on account of the
revolutionary war, the war of 1812. and
the Mexican war, the grand total is 676,
Now, it is stated by Oen. Raum that
the total at nual value of the 676,160
pensions which the government was pay
ing on June 30 of this year is $89,247,
200. At the same time the bureau re
ports that its aggregate expenditure for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1S91, wa3
The expenditure on pension account,
therefore, exceeds the total annual value
of all the pensions by nearly $30,000,000;
to be exact, by $29,301,759.
This enormous margin of about 3 J, 000,
000 is greater by more than f 4,000,000
than the entire annual pension list in
1875, when there bad been 10 years since
the close of the war for the presentation,
examination and approval of every hon
est claim upon the nation's bounty.
The $30,000,000 expended by the pen
eion bureau last year in excess of the
total of the year's pension list represents,
first, arrearages and back payments, and,
secondly, the stupendous cost of running
the machinery which Gen. Raum boasts
will turn out 350,000 new pensioners
during the present year.
How much of the 30,000.000 belongs
to arrearages and bow much to bureau
expenses, we have no means of ascertain
ing from the published summary of the
commissioner's report. The arrears ac
count does not appear. The figures ne
cessary to an exact understanding of the
situation are jumbled, hopelessly and ap
parently intentionally; and for years this
same vagueness respecting the payment
of back pensions has characterized the
bookkeeping of the bureau.
But the main fact is perfectly clear.
This fraud on the taxpayers of the United
States has grown to such colossal dimen
sions that the mere margin of difference
between the net annual value of all the
pensions paid and tne actual gross ex.
penditures of the, bureau now exceeds the
entire pension list of 15 years ago.
Is it Dot high time, the New York Sun
rightly enquires, for the honest sentiment
of the country to stop this business?
HOW EUROPE BEATS US.
ART AND SKILL, NOT "PAUPErV
Bow Art Schools Are Kept by EnnpeAD
Ms-nofaetarers Oar Competition Is
from Edacated Labor American Mu
wfitctorera Do Not Train Laborers.
"Iz is entirely a question of labor,"
eay the high tariff advocates in pointing
out v.-hat they consider to be the reason
why we need protection from Europe.
It is the "pauper labor of Europe" which
they hold up as the one thing to be
dreaded above all others by American
Bui it is not so much the cheapness of
Euroan labor as its skill and intelli
gence which makes competition from it
formilable. That skill is the result of
careft.l training in technical schools,
where the arts of designing and finishing
are ta ight by the best authorities.
Wh it has been done in Europe in the
line of industrial art education may b?
seen from the following words from a
French writer ia Revue des Mondes:
"Belgium has founded thirty-six in
dustry 1 schools, in which are given
every evening and on Sundays the ele
ments of a scientific and artistic knowl
edge corresponding to the profession of
those vho frequent them. The number
attending exceeds 25.000. In both Eng
land ai d Belgium the number of pupils
in proportion to the population is about
the same that is, forty-two to each
1,000. In Holland there are thirty-two
industral and twenty-five professional
schools, attended by about 7,000 pupils.
Switzerland has no less than eighty
seven sc hools, giving to apprentices and
workmen professional instruction. The
pupils number 8,000.
"In Denmark, a country of 2,096.467
inhabitants, there are seventy-seven
schools for professional instruction of
workme l, with more than 6.000 pupils.
The technical school of Copenhagen
alone nrmbers no less thin 2,000. hi
Sweden There are twenty-eight industrial
schools: that of Stockholm has 800
pupils, n ore than per cent, of the pop
ulation of the town. Italy, which in
18S5 hail 13G industrial and art schools,
with 16,274 pupils, has since then iuad
great pn zress, but she is suffering, as
England nometimes suffers, from an ex
cess of manufactured articles, and these
must be isposed of at any price in or
der to av id a ruinous embarrassment."
While ihe manufacturers of Europe
have thus been strengthening themselves
by developing artistic tastes and skill in
their enip.oyees, ours have been relying
upon thd strong arm of the law to hold
the precious home market for them
against ail corners. As yet they have
done nothing to educate their labor,
choosing r ither to copy the patterns and
designs of goods which they import
from Europe for this very purpose.
The whole tendency of protection has
been to make these men, who are for
ever talking about our "commercial in
dependence of Europe." the most de
pendent crt atures in all the land. Our
best trade papers complain that our
manufacturers merely imitate European
designs and patterns, that they originate
little or nothing. Is not this because
protection has guaranteed them the
home market without a struggle? If
they had to stand on their merits, rather
than lean on ilcKinley, they would
have to meet European competition with
European veaions, those of training,
Pearl Buttons and Shirts.
We are being treated to parallel lines,
diagrams an 1 dissertations showing that
the prices of various cotton goods have
declined tiuce the enactment of the new
tariff act. All of these carefully ignore
the fact that we have had this year an
enormous yitld of cotton and abnormally
low prices for raw material, and that the
decline in ra .v cotton has been propor
tionately greater than the decline in
With any decline in the prices of do
mestics, prinrs or ginghams the tariff
has had no more connection than the
reciprocity policy of the administration.
And it would be just as fair for manu
facturers to Lold the latter responsible
as for consumers to give credit to the
former. Yet there is one class of cotton
goods upon w hich the tariff has had a
The new styles of cotton underwear
for the season of 1892 have just been
ojiened, and in these the best makes
show advances, varying according to the
number of jietrl buttons nsed on the
various articles. The increased duty on
pearl buttons Las so enhanced their cost
that it has been sufficient to offset the
lower price of cotton and cause an addi
tion to the price of the goods upon which
they are nsed. compared with last sea
son. New Yori Commercial Bulletin.
A W ire Kttd Cuiublne.
To the flint glass combine, the leather
board syndicate and the glucose trust,
all of which have just been formed, must
be added a four h, as the following from
the Pittsbnrg Times shows:
The wire rod manufacturers of the
country, it is s: ated on good authority,
decided to form a combination on a new
plan. Arrangements have not yet been
completed, but vill be when a meeting
is held. The oidy important wire rod
manufacturers hi Pittsburg are Oliver &
Roberts, of the South side. Neither of
the members of this firm could be seen
in regard to the i latter, but a gentleman
who is conversan: with the project said:
The combine, or trust, will take iu
almost all trie wire rod people in the
country. Notices have been sent out
and plans ejiecifi :d. It is proposed to
have one firm handle all the goods sold.
There may be a reduction or an advance
iu prices, but 1 1 lieve the probabilities
are that prices wLl be cut down some
what. The organization, as I under
stand it, is for mutual benefit, and will
prevent cutting of prices. Nothing defi
nite has yet been cone, but a meeting of
leading manufact irers will be held in
Pittsburg shortly f r the purpose of form
ing the trust.
Designs for Henna, a Pretty Handbag.
Embroidered Linen Covers, Etc
A charming design for a painted menu
consists of a single rose beautifully tinted,
with the stalk apparently drawn through
a slit in the card. A bunch of violets held
together with a ribbon bow is another
pretty design, while a simple, but very at
tractive arranKement consists of daisies,
primroses or violets, powdered over the
surface of the card. '
A handbag suitable for workroom, parlor
or carriage use may be made of cream
colored coutil, thirty inches long and eight
inches wiile.' Fold twenty of these inches
ia two, leaving a projecting' piece of teu
inches for the lapel at the top. This will
make one seam on each side. Shape the
extra piece at the top into a triangle or a
leaf, and tilightly gather it across where it
extends beyond the bag, then pass it
through an ivory ring, by which it can be
suspended from the wall as desired. The
front of the bag is prettily embroidered
with a vinelike design, with jewels inter
spersed here and there. The bag should be
lined with the same color used in the em
broidery, a single tint being employed.
Large squares of white or cream linen,
embroidered with cross stitch, are em
ployed to form the centers of quilts, covers
for chests or drawers, chair backs, etc.
They are to be united and bordered with
crochet insertions and edgings, and are
decorated with a central sprig or an all
over design in red and blue cotton. As
they can be turned to account in a great
variety of ways and can be easily carried
about without fear or injury, they are a
convenient form of fancy work.
Sham towels, to be thrown over those in
use upon the rack, are em bellisbed at one
end with quaint landscapes or figures,
though the latest fancy displays garlands
of flowers, delineated with long stitch in
silks of natural colors.
Fine table china has always been dear to
.the feminine heart, and now art pottery
has become a passion in the aspiring mod
ern household, where it is one of the most
conspicuous of decorative objects. There
are wonderfully pretty things to be had in
the more inexpensive wares, and when one
comes to the finer productions, such as
Sevres, Vienna, Dresden and the English
porcelains, one revels in art treasures.
CROWN DERBY TASK.
The English porcelains, including Crown
Derby, Royal Worcester, Doulton, etc.,
are, it may be said, in high favor. Notable
among these is Crown Derby, well known
among connoisseurs for the brilliancy and
purity of its coloring. Its ground colors
are rich, and the gilding, jeweling and
enameling of the ornamentation most
handsome. A crown and two D's re
versed represents the mark of this china.
Perhaps the best examples of Crown Derby
are in the exquisite eggshell vases, which
vary in design and decoration from sump
tuous oriental colorings and form to the
most refined classic shapes and ornament.
Our cut. reproduced from The Jewelers'
Circular, is a characteristic example of a
handsome Crown Derby vase. In this
ware, ochre, maroon, turquoise blue and
arnber are included among colors employed
as backgrounds, with gold ornamentation
iu striking relief.
Iteaatifol Quince Jelly.
By the following recipe a California cor
respondent of Good Housekeeping makes
quince jelly that is "clear, crystalline, firm
in quality and the color of amlr." Pare
and core the quinces; add onecoffee cupful
of water for every two pounds of fruit;
steam until very soft. Turn a small quan
tity at a time into a strainer and allow the
sirup to drain off. (Reserve the residuum
for marmalade.) Strain the sirup through
a muslin bag, allowing it to drip. Do not
squeeze it or the jelly will not be clear.
Measure the sirup, return it to the fire,
and boil hard for forty-five minutes. Add
granulated sugar in the proportion of one
cupful of sugar to every cupful of juice.
Stir thoroughly to insure the melting of
the sugar; when it reaches the boiling point
skim well and turn into glasses. As you
value the color of your jelly, do not allow
it to boil more than two minutes after the
sugar is in. For the entire process use
nothing but granite, porcelain or earthen
Good "Dutch" or Cottage Cheese.
Take twoor more pans of new, thick, sour
milk and set tbem where they will get
warm, not hot. When well wanned through
break or cut up the curd so as to aHow the
whey to settie. It will not take long for
the whey to separate itself from the curd.
Spread a strainer in a colander and dip the
curd into it to drain. Vou will soon have
a firm bit of curd ready to be salted, unless
you wish to scald it, to takeout some of
the sourness. It should, however, be only
barely scalded, as longer beating will
harden it. A large cheese can then be
hung up in a strainer to press by its own
weight, or a smaller one pressed in a bowl
under a weight.
Salt tongue should be soaked over night,
and then cooked from tive to six hours.
Throw it into cold water when done, and
peel off the skin, then slice.
In cooking beets leave at least t wo inches
of the top, and do not break off the little
libers or the juices will be lost.
To remove rust from knives cover the
blades with sweet oil for a day or two and
then rub with a lump of lime.
Salt and vinegar used hot will brighten
copper and brass kettles.
A little borax added to cold starch is ex
cellent for giving additional stiffness.
A tight, shoe may sometimes be made
easy by laying a cloth wet iu hot water
across where it pinches, changing several
times. The leather will shape itself to the
g in the BOYS and GIRLS
em qui wun gooa, sona, serviceable
shoes that will
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island House
P. S. BIG NEW LINE OF SCHOOL SHOES.
There is more catarrh in this section of
the country than all other diseases put
together, and until the last few years was
supposed to be incurable. For a great
many years doctors pronounced it a local
disease, and prescribed local remedies, and
by constantly failing to cure with local
treatment, pronounced it incurable.
Science has proven catarrh to be a con
stitutional disease, and therefore requires
constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured by F. J. Cheney &
Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitu
tional cure on the market. It is taken
internally in doses from 10 drops .to a
teaspoonful. It acts directly upon the
blood and mucous surfaces of the system.
They offer 100 for any case It fails to
cure, tend for circulars and testimon
F. J. Chbxey & Co., Toledo, O.
KTSoId by druggists, Toe.
Good look 8 are more than skin deep,
depending upon a healthy condition of all
the vital organs. If the liver be inactive,
you have a bilious look, if your stomach
be disordered you have a dyspeptic look
and if your kidneys be affected you have
a pinched look. Secure good health and
vou will have good looks. Electric Bitters
is the great alterative and tonic acts
directly on these vital organs. Cures
pimples, blotches, boils and gives a gocd
complexion. Sold at Ilartz & Bahnsen's
drug store, 50c. per bottle.
It Csnsnmpton Incarasi.
Read the following: Mr. C. H. Mor
ris, Newark, Ark., says: "Was down
with Abscess of Lungs, and friends and
physicians pronounced me an Incurable
Consumptive. Began taking Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption, sm
now on my third bottle, and able to over
see the work on my farm. It is the finest
medicine ever made."
Jesse Middlewart, Decatur, Ohio, says
"Had it not been for Dr. King's Sew
Discovery for Consumption I would have
died of lung troubles. Was given up by
doctors. Am now in best of health."
Try it. Sample bottles free at Hartz &
Bahnsen's drug store.
BCCKLKK'S ARNICA SALVB.
The best salve in the world for cuts,
bruises, sore?, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale bv Hartz & Bshnsen.
Tor Over Fifty Tears
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dis
burbed at night and broken of your res
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cutting teeth send at once und get
a bottle o! '-Sin. Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve the poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it, mothers, tbereisno mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates the stomach and bowels, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion and gives tone and- energy to the
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup' for children teettine 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. Win6low'BSoothing Syru p
In the pursuit of the gooa 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, 50 cents, of
Two Haivsit Excnraieni
On 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. Holmes, Agent
We have a most
at very popular prices.
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTb AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a specialty. Repairing done neatly andpronniUr.
A share of your patronage regpectf ally solicited.
1818 Second Avenue, TV
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth BU
and Seventh Avenue,
'AH kinds of carpenter work a specialty.
: Shirt Factory :
"We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
Prices as Low se the Lowest.
Al?o all kinds of
1809 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
Over Loosley's Crockery etore.
MISS KATE BYRNES.
Laces, Veilings, Gilt Trimmings
Jet and Gilt Ornaments,
1709 Second avenue,
C. O. D.
-221 and 223
Al. Laundry Work done on short notice.
A specialty of Dress Skirts.
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
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THE PERU CHEMICAL CO.,
189 rYl8r0hSIN STREET; hlLWAUKEE, V
IRON WORKS. I
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of f urr.icl.lt
of Stores with Castir.irs a: 6 c
A MACHINE SHOP
has been added where all kind o? rjctn
work will be done rt-cla".
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS., Props.
Or tlie Liquor Ual.n. 1'o.iiiwo
Uy iwtaiinlMvriiii; Itr. Ilaiuo
It is nrarrafsetured a pow.-i.-r. men csn rij
In a Kiaa of beer, a cud ol
wuti out tbe knowledrcof the rant
bQrin!ets. and will eriect a jeniunf'!:
cur, wnetber the pa'ient i a ir.o.l. -a: 1 '
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