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THE AJtGUS, SATUKDAY. OCTt HEli 17, "1891.
riUtahadDulr ui Weekly at 134, Becond Av
ease. Bock Island, 111.
J. W. POTTER.
-Daily. Ke per month; Weekly, $3.01
sanitations of a erltlcal or anrumenta-
tr character, political or religions, mast hsvc
real am attached for pablicatlon No inch arti
Ucssa win be printed over fictittons signatures -
a communications not noticed.
Onmspondence eoliclted from every township
8atbudat, October 17, 1891.
R. B. Hates, ho was chosen comman
derlnchief of the Loyal Legion, was at
one time president of the United States,
fie is well known in some paru of Ohio.
The Australian ballot works well in
Indiana. On Tuesday the Indianapolis
election resulted in the election of tbe
entire "democratic ticket by a majority
now estimated at frcm 1.500 to 3.C00.
8olliTan, for mayor, tbe present incum
bent, runs 1.000 ahead of bis ticket. Tie
campaign was tbe most exciting and bit
ter in the history of municipal politics.
D&TK5P0HT Democrat: Ex Con
gressman AV. H. Gest is tbe candidate of
tbe Rock Island Union for the attorney
generalship of Illinois. As a lobbyist Mr.
Gest has shown bis capacity for a great
mount of work and an ability to ac
complish very little. One of the issues of
Mr. Gest's candidacy will probably be tbe
-route for tbe western four miles of tbe
Henderson County Democrat: We
bare it on good authority that tbe Fifer
Tacner querrel is genuine and has come
to stay. It seems that Fifer and PresN
dent Harrison are determined to use the
federal and state rcacbinery to control
Illinois, and as Tanner is playing lieuten
ant for Collum be is determine d to down
the Fifer croud. Let 'tm fiebt, but the
fact is tbat that tbe people will repudiate
the whole crowd as soon as 1 they get a
whack at tbtm wiih bonef-t baUote.
The Illinois weman's txposition board
is charged with the duty of preparing for
the World's Columbian Exposition
an exhibit representing tbe in
Castries of the women of this state. In
Older to set about this work intelligently
and prosecute it thoroughly the board
needs tbe fullest possible information in
regard to tbe part now being taken by
women in the icdustries of Illinois. Every
woman in tbe state who is engaged in any
profession, craft or other industry is
earnestly requested to send ber name,
address and occupation to tbe board
With this data tbe board would be best
able to plan the exhibit and reach the
Eott Eeebmax, a brother of Senator
John Sherman, and a good republican
who resides in Des Moices has been talk
ing to a Chicago newspaper reporter,
Major Sherman stated that prohibition
in Iowa was the only issue of any import
anee in the present state campaign there,
and tbat tbe flkht was very bitter in- the
cities and towns, where it bad been found
almost impossible to enforce tbe law
against tbe sale of lquor. In some
counties men are fined 50 for selling a
glass of beer and 1C0 for selling two,
and yet it is sold every day in tbe hotels
and in the cellars cr drug stores. Tbe
constables and searchers employed to en
force the law have in many counties
proved to be mercenary scoundrels who
could be bought off with a 5 bill.
"ter Piano oa SlrKlalej ism.
Bekator Flcmb, of Kansas, is a bail
fellow well met with everybody in tbe
state and makes a speech on every occa
sion, whether it be a wedding, baptism,
corn-cbuckicg, or barbecue. He ac
cepts1 all invitations without tegard to the
politics of bis hosts.
On the 5th of August, 1890. when tbe
McEinley bill as it afterwards became a
law wss before tbe senate. Senator
Plumb pointed out tbat tbe demand for
increased taxes came not from tbe people
but from the trusts.' I do not know of
any industry in this country," be said,
"which is languishing for the lack of
protection xcept agriculture. I do not
know of a manufacturer who, according
to my belief, is tot today enjoying a fair
protection not one.
"I never have heard of a popular de
mand that a tariff bill should be passed
which increased duties. If tbat be he
retical, I want to add to it by saying that
in my judgment if tbe republican plat
form of 1888 bad said tbat we meant to
revise tbe tariff by increasing the duties,
tbe result of that election would have
been different from what it was."
This language was recognized then as
a fair presentment of the opinion of the
people of the country generally of tbe
people of tbe Mississippi valley especial
ly. Nevertheless, under tbe dictatorship
of Keed, of Maine, in tbe house, scd
Messrs. Aldricb, Hoar. Edmunds and tbe
other New England senators, backed by
the Harrison administration in tbe senate,
the bill was forced, to passage. Tbe
people then went to tbe polls and backed
Plumb's protest with their ballots.
Have they seen any reason since to con
clude that be was f.l&e to them or that
they were falsi to themselves in protest
ing ucainst the heavy increase io tbe
taxes on the trade of our exporting
states a lib their European markets?
FRENCH SOUPS OR POTTAGES.
The English reran the French Motions
Concerning the Seal Mission of Soupa.
The real mission of soups is completely
Ignored in England, where soups are Iden
tical with heavy, thick, and, to French no
tions, highly Indigestible food. Tbe French
consider them only as a forerunner and
preparative to a good dinner. Considered
In this light, soups do not require the ex
pensive foundation often demanded by pro
fessed cooks in England. English cooks
affirm that they, must have four or five
pounds of beef if they are to make a clear
soup, while French ones boldly retort that
there is no sort of necessity for such ex-
I travagance. But when meat Is extensively
used for properly made soup, why sbould
not the meat itself be afterward served as
an etitreer Is it simply because it has
helped to make a tasty, delicious soup?
Boiled fresh beef Is not perbaps a great
relish, yet when properly cooked has its
merits and helps to make a variety. One
eats other boiled meats, as corned beef, lepr
of mutton, boiled fowls, etc The French
cooks make many delightful soups or pot
tages with little or no meat at alL And the
great secret of tbe excellency of French
soups like other French cooking is to
"mitonner." When applied to cooking
mitoune means a thing cooked a long time
very slowly, and watched with great care.
It is used for other things, but it is gener
nlly applied to soups. Anything mitonne
always conveys the idea of having been
tlone very slowly with particular care.
To prepare brown bread, using white
sponge as a foundation, stir into one quart
of the sponge three-fourths of a cupful of
molasses, theu work it stiff with the brown
floor, as in making white bread.
If varnish is defaced and shows white
n arks, take linseed oil and turpentine in
exiual parts; shake them well in a phial
and apply a small quantity on a soft piece
of cotton until tbe color is restored, then
w pe the mixture entirely o!T.
A little oxalic acid dissolved in soft water
cleans rinc Rub with a cloth wet witb
this; then dry the zinc quickly with a clean,
so t cloth. As oxalic acid is poisonous and
will eat whatever it touches, it should be
kept in a safe place and care be taken not
to get It on the clot bins or hands.
Very fine coal ashed cleans brass easily
To prevent juice from fruit pies from
boiling out, a small funnel made of still
WT.ting paper may be placed in the center
of t he top crust.
Cover pears while baking; place the fruit
in a dish, dissolve one cupful of sugar in
one cupful of water and pour over them.
C-oquettes of various kinds are much
like, yet for want of care many people
fall to make them nicely. Here is a recipe
for chicken croquettes which ought to be
a success: Fry together one ounce of but
ter .nd the same of flour, without letting
then color, pour upon this half a pint of
milk, previously boiled with a blade of
mac--, and stir it all together till it boils,
whe i add salt, cayenne and a very little
nutneg. Strain it through a fine sieve,
mix with it tbe yolks of two eggs and stir
over the Are till of the consistency of melt
ed batter. Xow mix into this six good
tablespoonfuls of finely minced chicken
and put it aside till cold, when you must
lift it out in dessert spoonfuls, roll these
into balls, dip them in flour, then into
beat a eggs and lastly into fine bread
crumbs. These balls can then be shaped
into cutlets, corks or any form yon please,
taking care not to break tbe outer coating.
Fry t a golden brown in clear, boiling fat,
drain and serve.
Di Mot Keep the Piano Too Dry.
A p ano tuner tells that tbe instrument
suffers from too great dryness. This will
be new to many wbo have heeded too well
the of: repeated advice not to let the piano
become damp. The following is the rem
edy offered: Keep a growing plant in tbe
room, and so long as your plant thrives,
your piano ought to. or else there is some
thing -wrong with it. Just try it, and see
bow much more water you will have to
put in tbe flower pot in the room where
your piano is than you use in any other
room. Some people keep a vase or urn
with a sopping wet sponge near or under
the piano, and keep it moistened. Just as a
cigar dealer keeps bis stock. They keep
this op all tbe time tbe fires are on.
1 rait as a Table Decoration.
Fruit no longer appears as a part of the
decoration of some diuner tables; it puts
in an appearance at dessert only. The rea
son given for tbis change is thitt the heavy
luscious perfume of some fruit is out of
harmony with that of the fumes of tbe
earlier courses, nnd epicures lose pleasure
in the tite and sight of a dessert which
they have gazed upon during the length of
the repti&L. The same argument holds
good in regard to richly scented flowers,
which are no longer admitted in dining
rooms. Ferns and palms and a few deli
cate blossoms brightening the greenery
have replaced tbe lavish display of fra
Mantel or Easel Drape.
A most dainty aud exquisite drape for a
mantel or easel is Known in the cut here re
produced from Decoraror and Furnisher.
It is of silk, mull, is forty-one inches in
length axd twenty inches wide.
PAC.TF.D SILK KCL1. PP.ArK.
Tbe ends are hemstitched and finished
witb beautiful nils; lace three inches in
width. Where the lace is sewed on five
ilk tapsels (pale pink and green on one
end and uln- w color and green on the other)
are fastened, thus falling over tbe lace.
Eleven perfect panies are painted on
one end with grasses. On tbe other end
is a most gniceful spray of Rosea ntgelia
and its leai es. Heliotrope color ribbons
are used to tie this drape.
Drifting away from each other.
Silently drifting apart,
Kothing between but the cold world's
Nothing to lose but a heart.
Only two lives dividing
More and more every day;
Only one soul from another soul
Steadily drifting away.
Only a man's heart striving
Bitterly hard with its doom;
Only a hand, tender and bland,
Slipping away in the gloom.
Nothing of doubt or wrong.
Nothing that either can cure;
Nothing to shame, nothing to blame.
Nothing to do but endure. ,
The world cannot stand still.
Tides ebb aud women change;
Nothing here that is worth a tear.
One loves less nothing strange.
Drifting away from each other,
Steadily drifting iipart
No wtoim to each that the world can
Nothing lost but a heart.
Flowers la South Africa.
In the spring, when rain has fallen for
two months, the Karoo is a flower garden.
As far as the eye can reach stretch blotches
of white and yellow and purple fig flowers.
Every foot of Karoo sand is broken up by
small flowering lilies and wax flowers; in
a space a few feet square you may some
times gather fifty kinds. In the crevices
of the rocks little, hard leaved floweriug
air plants are growing. At the end of two
months tbe bloom is over, the bulbs have
died back into the ground by millions, the
fig blossoms are withered, the Karoo as
sumes the red and brown tints which it
wears all the rest of the year.
Sometimes there is no spring. At inter
vals of a few years great droughts occur,
when no rain falls. For ten or thirteen
months the sky is cloudless. Tbe Karoo
bushes drop their leaves and are dry,
withered stalks; the fountains fall, and
the dams are floored with dry, baked mud,
which splits up into little squares; the
sheep and goats die by thousands, and the
Karoo is a desert. It is to provide for these
long rainless periods timt all the plant life
in the Karoo is modified. Nothing that
cannot retain life habitually forsix mouths,
aud at need for twice that time, without
rain, cau exist here. Fortnightly Review.
Mr. Atkinson's Story yf Garfield.
Mr. Atkinson, in making one of his fa
vorite points tbat, in the words of an
other, happiness consists not in tbe great
strokes of good fortune which must neces
sarily coine seldom in a lifetime, but in the
small comforts aud pleasures of every day
illustrated his remarks by an anecdote of
of Garfield. 1 Ie dated t he beginning of bis
real life his intellectual life from a
speech by Emerson, which be heard in
his college days. It seemed to set bis
blood ou tire. When the speech was over
he rushed from the bouse and went forth
to contemplate his favorite mountain.
Even that seemed to be on fire.
It was hours before be could grow calm.
Then he tried to gather some recollections
of the address which had so strongly af
fected him, but tbe only sentence which he
could remember was this, ".Men are al
ways as lazy as they dare to be, but never
as lazy as they would like to be." Tbe im
pression of the whole speech was, however,
ineffaceable. Ashland (Mass.) Cor. New
Affection of Storks for Their Toung.
The story of tbe stork that perished in
the great fire at Delft rather than desert
her unfledged young?is well known. The
storks that continued to feed their nest
lings through the fearful bombardment of
Strasburg in the late Franco-German war
also deserves a place in history. There are
two pictures, photographs from which we
ssw when at Strasburg, of the nest before
and after tbe Prussian shells had poured
iuto the town. It was placed on a large
chimney stack on one of the highest
The first picture shows the four young
ones comfortably seated in it, one old bird
standing close by while her mate is flying
down with his crop heavy with the results
of bis fishing. In the second picture the
roof of the house has been pierced by
shells; an entire bouse close by has been
burned out, half the chimney stack de
stroyed and tbe nest is haugiug down in a
perilous manner. One of the young birds
has perished, but tbe shells have spared
the remaining three, and tbe parent birds
are still at their post. Chambers' Jour
The English government spends about
$45,000,000 yearly in promoting health in
the kingdom, a very large sum, but it
seems to be a good investment, for the
death rate is gradually diminishing. -This
is best illustrated by London. In the ten
years ending in 1K.9, the deaths annually
were twenty-four in every 1,000 of its in
habitants. In the ten years ending in 18S9
the rate had fallen to twenty. This meant
a saving of about 17,000 lives during the
Not only, however, were these lives saved,
but there was a corresponding diminution
of the number of cases of sickness, less
misery aud an increase in the vigor, health
and happiness of the people. Herald of
He Saw His Grandmother.
A five-year-old boy residing on South
street was beseeching his father to take
him to visit bis grandmother, wbo lives in
Waltham. To get rid of him he said, "It
costs ten dollars every time we go to see
grandma Florence, and ten dollars don't
grow on every bush." "Neither do grand
mas grow on every bush," answered tbe
little fellow promptly. They went. Fitch
A Monstrous Engine.
The biggest engine in tbe world "The
President," it is called is constantly at
work pumping water from the zinc mines
at Friedensville. Lehigh county. Its enor
mous power is that of 5,000 horses, or, as it
is computed, of 35,000 men. In the same
county there is still preserved at Hoken
dauqua tbe Erst engine ever used in Le
bigh, and set up at Alleutown by Eli Sager
In 1838. Yankee Blade.
A useful dog, is owned by a newsdealer
in Atlantic City. The dog daily serves
customers with 135 papers, going along
one side of tbe street while his master dis
tributes the papers on the other side.
Whed a gate is closed tbe dog leaps over
the fence and drops the paperon the porch.
A great part of philosophy consists in
knowing how to do without things. A
horse, for example, enjoys his food best
when he hasn't a bit in his mouth.
At Cambridge, England, butter is sold
by tbe yard, a pound of the article being
rolled into a roll a yard long and sold in
sections to suit buyer.
We carry the celebrated line of E. P. Reed & Co., for ladies' fin hr
The finest line of Gentlemen's Footwear in the city, in Pat. Leather c
van, Kangaroo, French calf, Etc. Latest styles.
A barrel of Tooth Picks given away with every pair of SHOES.
New line of Alens Shoes at $250
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
Tbe readers of the Argcb will be pleased
to learn that there is at lea.-t one dreaded
disease that science bas been able to cure
in all its stages, snd that is catarrh.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is tbe only ptsitive
cure now known to the medical fraternity.
Catarrh being a constitutional disease, re
quires a constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous sur
faces of the system, thereby destroying
the foundation of tbe disease, and piviDg
tbe patient strength by building up tbe
constitution and assisting nature in doing
its work. Tbe proprietors have so much
faith in its curative powers, that they
offer one hundred dollars for any case
tbat it fails to cure. Send for list of tes
F. J. Cbeenet & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
Ii Should bs in Iveiy House.
J. B. Wilson, 371 Clay street, Sbarps
burg. Pa., says he will not be without
Dr. King's New Discovery for consump
tion, coughs and colds, that it cured bis
wife who was threatened witb pneumonia
after an attack of "la grippe." when va
rious other remedies and several physi
cians bad done ber no good. Robert
Barber, of Cooksport, Pa., claims Dr.
King's New Discovery hes done bim more
good than anything be ever used for
lung trouble. Nothing like it. Try it.
Free trial bottles at Ilariz & Bsbnseu's
drug store. Large bottles, 50c and f 1.
This remedy is becoming so well known
and so popular as to need no special men
tion. All wbo have used Electric Bitters
sing tbe same song of praise. A purer
menicine does not exist and it is guarant
eed to do all that is claimed. Electric
Bitters will cure all diseases of the liver
and kidneys will remove pimples, boils,
salt rheum end other affections caused by
impure blood. Will drive malaria from
tbe system and prevent as well as cure all
malarial fevers. For cire of headache,
constipation acd indigestion try Electric
Bitters Entire satisfaction guaranteed,
or money refunded Price 50 cents and
$1.00 per bottle at Harts & Babnsen's
buckler's abnica salvb.
The best salve in tbe world for cats,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns and all skin eruptiocs, and posi
tively cures piles, or no'pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 85 cents per
box. For sale bv Hartz & Bahnsen.
For over Fifty Tears
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup bas
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 snd get
a bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve the poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it. mothers, there is no 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 snd energy to the
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
8yrup" for children teething is pleasant
to the taste and is tbe 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 cento a bottle. Be sore and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
Catarrh in Htw Ingland.
JEly's Cresm Balm gives satisfaction to
every one using it for catarrhal troubles.
O. K. Mellor. druggist, Worcester, Mass.
I believe Ely's Cream Balm is the best
article for catarrh ever offered tbe public.
Bush & Co.. druggists, Worcester,
An article of real merit. C. P. Alden
druggist. Hpringfield. Msfs. '
Those who use it speak highly of it
George A. Hill, druggist. Springfield.
Cresm Blra bas given satisfactory re
.'I W" P' Pe'. rfroggist. Spring
field, Mats. .
The only complexion powder in the
world that is without vulgarity, without
injury to the user and without doubt a
purifier, is Pozzoni's.
A school satchel given with
every pair of
Our Fall Stock is now
complete, and we are
confident we can
Ave., under Rock Island Housi
: Shirt Factory :
"We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
WOB KM ANSHIP
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
All kinds of Repairing done.
Also agent tor Rocltford Clothing Company.
Fine custom-made pants from S3 to $10.
1609 Second Avenne, Rock Island.
Over Looeley's Crockery store.
MISS KATE BYRNES.
Laces, Veilings, Gilt Trimmirg?,
Jet and Gilt Ornaments,
1709 Second avenue,
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of famishing sL kind
of Stores with Castings at 8 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
has been added where an kinds of "'''
work will be dose flnt-class. :
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS. i Propts.
Jolin Yolk & Co.,
8ash, Doors. Blinds, Biding, Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for builders.
Bla-Btaentk BU. bet. Third sad Foarta aves.
Chicaco. Minneannli anA c
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Via th FfcTcon A'hrt Tu, t.
Via St. Loau., Mincfcatr.I i? & feu
Through Sieepers and Chair
PEORIA, CEDAR PAPIDS AND SIOUX FAUS isl
CHICACO AND CEDAR RAF3:
Via the Funiou9 A:'-?rt LA
THE SHORT LINE
The Great Iowa Summer Res-J
For R.u'hvav and Hotel V. -s. TW
Famphlrts and all information, ate.
FOR CHEAP HOWIE:
On line of t!iis road in Xonlnve-i ;
Southeastern Minnesota and Ctuni it;
where drought and rron f;ii!:irx ait nr:
Thousands of choice auvs of laud yd a
jyorai excursion rales p-n. l'lriiU
tlon as to prices of land am! i aits f lia,
Genl Ticket and rassenu r A,:rtit.
All of the Passenger Tn.ni- on all D tjii.
bus Hallway are heated I y stuo fr
enplne.and the .Mam Line Hav l'assctgtr
are lighted with the Electric L:riiL
Mans. Time Tables. ThrnticV. ILttes iaj
formation furnished on application te ir;
Tickets on sale over this rotite at ail ppei
points In the Tnion. and hv tts AftM
parts oi me I nnei Mates ano. i auMia.
CBFor announcements ol F.xiursft
and local matters ol iut r st, pita rJr.
local columns of this paier.
C. J. IVCS. J. E. HftNNCUl
Vres't t Gn'l Part. Gen1Ttt.f'
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA.
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