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THE AJUGUS, THUKSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1891.
lMeasd Daily end Weekly t MM Seeoad At
ate. Bock bland. 111.
J. W. POTTER.
Sail. We per month; Weekly, 11.00
All ommwnicetloTis of a erltieal or argumenta
tive -eeaveeter, pouucal or leiianoaa, nnn am
teal name attached for publication. No such a rti
ttelee will be prints om editions signaturea
Aaunyons commanicatlotia not noticed.
Correspondence eoliclted from every towna.up
la Roek island county.
Thubsdat. Octobkb 22. 1891.
Thx Globe-Democrat gays that in the
democratic states the per centage of illi
jracj is 27.8, while in the republican
Utes it is only 4 6. The G.-D. omits to
to explain, however, that nearly all tl e
illiterates in the democratic states are re
publicans. The Union has again blundered politi
cally. It brought ex-Congressman Gest
out as a candidate (or attorney general
'with great flourish, and was then com
pelled to publish a card from that gentle
nan in which he refused to have bis name
considered in that connection. Who
knows but what the Uoion may now sug
gest him as a candidate for governor T
Farmers in several localities in central
Illinois are greatly alarmed at the preval
ence of hog cholera. For several months
the much-dreaded disease has given the
farmers in this region but littie concern,
bat it is now raging to an alarming ex
tent. In the last 10 days ovr SOU hogs
have died in the vicinity of Minonk.
Around Mackinaw they are dying in large
droves, and at Wapella a large number
have recently died. Many of the hogs
were fattened and ready for market.
Eon. B. T. Cable has returned from
week's trip through the connties com
prising this congressional district. Be
was cordially received everywhere. The
object of the congressman's tour was to
learn the wants of his constituents as far
as possible, and when he goes to Wash
ington it will be his special aim to do ail
ia his power to secure the desired legisla
tion. There are a thousand and one
things which demand a congressman's at
tention, but Mr. Cable may be depended
upon to represent the district faithfully
The Rvpablleaa, Sladdle.
Speaking of the congressional situation
In this district the Union says:
The chances are, as we see things now,
that Rock Island county will oot have a
candidate to present to the republican
congressional convention next summer,
wherefore it behooves the party io other
counties to put forward their strongest
men, and resolutely relegate to the rear
all men who by reason of any action in
the past cannot be acceptable to all
classes or branches of republicans. With
a candidate on whom all republxans can
unite we may fairly hope to carry the
district ' as republicanism if growing
stronger every day, as the McEinley act
indicates itself in operation and 1692
ia a presidential year.
The abovo is quite significant. It
contains friendly advice and a coyert
threat. While suggesting to republicans
in other counties the desirability of bring
ing out their strongest men as candidates
for the nomination, it also serves notice
that Gest and his followers will refuse to
support any republican upon whom a
suspicion of disloyalty during the last
campaign might be cast. In other words
it means that Gest must be allowed to
dictate the nomination, or there will be
Regarding "republicanism growing
stronger every day, as the MeKinley act
indicates itself in operation." it might be
well for the Union to await the result of
next month's elections before it speaks so
The World an4 the Wind's Fair.
It will doubtless surprise our eastern
readers to learn that 85 foremen nations
and colonies have already officially ac
cepted the invitation to participate in the
World's Columbian Exposition in 1893.
These comprise 17 American sister re
publics, or all but one of the total IS, and
her acceptance is exprcted this month,
making the three Americas solid in sup
port of the great historie commemoration.
In Ed rope nearly all of the leading na
tions have accepted, viz: Great Britain,
Germany. France, Russia, Belgium, Den
mark, Spain and Turkey. Io Asia, China,
Japan, Persia and Siam are in line.
In brief, it is to be a world's exposition
in the broadest and fullest senee, and will
in nearly every respect surpass all pre
It will be a $ 40 000.000 exposition, for
at least that total will be expended by
the nations of the new and old worlds.
The three Americas alone have already
appropriated over $16,000,000. and their
total will doubtless reach 830.000.000
Atleast $10,000,000 may be expected
from the nations of Europe, Asia, Africa
This is, indeed, a splendid showing and
the exposition management has our heart
iest congratulations on their colossal
We regret, however, to see two con
spicuous omissions in the list of accepts
ancer, viz: New York and Italy. The
great metropolis of the new world cannot
afford to sulk any longer. She is an in
ternational city, her s ock in trde is in
international business, and it will hurt no
one but herself to n ratio on the outside
of an international exposition.
As regards Iialy. we are decidedly of
the opionion that no proud aud patiiotiu
nation cn refuse to tfiiciallf recognize
the unprecedented tribute which the otber
goven.ments of the world are preparing
to pas her illustrious son, Christopher
We, therefore, believe New York and
Iuly will, at an early date, join in mak
ing the record unanimous.
DECORATIVE AND USEFUL WORK.
A CoBTeulMit Lanndrjr Bag- A Present
for a Wooden Wedding:, Etc
Double bags for soiled linen are very
handy in a bedroom and take very little
apace, being made to hang flat against the
wall. The bags shaped like a huge rectan
gular pocket are ma 3e out of a doubled
piece of stout cretonne, the two parts, back
and front, having a deep slit or aperture,
through which peeps out the sateen lining
of some cheerful Uue, like the panel or par
tition added inside' to form two recepta
cles. Through the deep heading is inserted
a wooden rod, and against this firm line
are sewn at the back rings, to be suspend
ed to a corresponding number of nails or
A quaint device which furnishes a good
"wooden wedding" present is the "spoon
pincushion." It is made in this way: Two
large wooden spoons are crossed together
with fancy ribbon and hung to the wall
with fly bows; in each bowl is displayed a
Newspaper racks in wickerwork are
prettily decorated with two ribbons in con
trasting tints, on which are painted dai
sies, buttercups, etc. Wider ribbous, sim
ilarly adorned, serve for sachets, curtain
On an uncommon table cover in claret
cloth is delineated a border of arabesques,
with curtain rings caught down with wool
or filoselle in striking tints.
Green Tomato Picklo.
Take one peck of green tomatoes sliced,
one and one-half ounces of black pepper,
one ounce of whole allspice, one-quartei
pound of ground mustard, one dozen
onions sliced, one ounce of whole cloves
and one ounce of mustard seed. Put a
layer of tomatoes, then a layer of onions,
then a sprinkling of salt, then another
layer of tomatoes and so on; let stand ovet
night. Next morning draiu off all the
liquor, put them in a porcelain lined kettle
with all the other ingredients, cover with
vinegar and simmer gently fifteen minutes.
Put away iu stone or glass jars.
Following is a recipe for peach jelly
which Marion Hariand recommends as
very fine for jelly cake: Crack one-third of
the kernels and put t'.iera in a jar with the
jieaches, which should be pared, stoned
and sliced. Heat in a pot of tailing water,
itirring from time to time until the fruit
is well broken. Strain, and to every pint
cf peach juice add the juice of a lemon.
1 leasure again, allowing a pound of sugar
tj a pint of the liquid. Heat the sugar
very hot and add when the juice has boiled
t verity minutes. lt it come to a boil and
tiike instantly from the fire.
Dissolve two pounds and a half of sugar
in a quart of cider vinegar, and drop into
it a bag filled with a tablespoonful ot
ground cinnamon and half a grated nut
mag. This -mount of sirup will cover a
little more than two pounds of fruit. If
tbs pears are small pickle them whole; if
hv-ge, cut them in halves and take out the
core. The skin may or may not be re
moved. Cover closely, simmer till tender,
sk m them out into cans or jars, cook the
sirup fifteen minutes longer, pour ovei
them and seal.
T'-oil ginger root tied in a thin muslin hag
in clear water until the water is well
flavored; make a sirup of this water and
supar, adding to it a little lemon juice and
allowing thrre-qnarters of a pound of
sug it to a pound of apples. When the
simp is skimmed clear boil in it a few
quarters of apples at a time until they be
come clear no longer. Replace the apples
in t ie sirup when it becomes cold. Golden
pip( in apples should be used.
The Afternoon Tea Table.
Among the latest novelties and fads is
the iifteraoon tea table, which is a most at
tract ive piece of furniture. It can be found
in all the furniture stores, rattan factories
and .iruong house furnishing goods. It va
ries in price from three to ten dollars, and
is found in many designs and styies.
Th6 one shown in t he illustration here
reprc duced from The Decorator and Fur
nisher is of rattan and white, and has the
end nhelves or brackets at the sides for
plates. The cost of one in that style is
about eight dollars. It is covered with a
KOVEI.TT I3J AN AFTERXOOX TEA TABLE.
snowy lunchclolh of damask, which is
hemstitched. On the table are found a
teakettle over an alcohol lamp, a chocolate
pot, a sugar bowl and creamer of Royal
Worcester ware, six after dinner coffee
cups and sau -ers of handsome china, some
plain and others decorated, and ten cun
ning souvenir spoons from St. Augustine,
Jacksoi ville, Fla., Charleston and other
Standing in a corner of the back parlor,
it presents a most cozy and delightful pic
ture to the caller or friend coming in from
a walk cr drive.
When cane chair seats have become limp
and stretched so that they sink in the
center, but are entirely nubroken, simply
wash them well with hot water and place
the chai -s in a strong draft. This will
cause the seat to tighten up so effectually
that it will be stretched quite flat when
dry. It may then be further stiffened
with aco.it of varnish. .
To rcn ove mildew from white goods
dampen t le spots and rub them well first
with soap and then with finely powdered
chalk; lay the goods in the sun and dnnipeu
it from tiiue to time.
To prevent salt from caking in damp
weather si taut it will not sift through
your cruet i, mix about a lave teaspoouful
of cornstarch with half a cupful of salt fur
To rid i'ies, oleauders, etc, of scale in
sects wash freeiy with whale oil soap and
water; the i, after a little while, rinse oil
with clear ater.
Soda is t inch nicer than ashes to clean
tea stained dishes.
Hot fat vvill soon dull the edge of the
sharpest kn ife.
A POPULAR SCIENTIFIC FAD.
Haw to Read Faces, aa Told by Mr. James
Coates lu Hla Mental Science Series.
Numbered with fashionable popular sci
entific fads is that of reading faces. We all
knows little, and that little perhaps only in
tuitively, of this interesting scienceor art,
and there are few persons who would not
like to know a little more, since man's fa
vorite study is mankind. Mr. James Coates,
who makes this the subject of the third vol
ume of the mental science series, attempts
to assist the reader of character by extend
ing tbe knowledge ot the meaning of lines
and features of heads aud faces. There are
many illustrated instances of well known
i o d i viduals, by
which the author
shows that certain
prominent in cer
tain men and wo
men. He tells us.
for instance, thatj
Air. i-arneii s lace
reveals a desire to
etc; that Lord
defined ttpr of face. Londonderry,
judging by his
face, is somewhat more effeminate and cer
emonious than able.
From out a number of rather amusing
illustrations and their explanations we
give some specimens. Nathaniel Haw
thorne's is given as "a most intellectual,
moral and refined type of face witty,
gentle and never aggressive."
If tbe breadth of the face is greater than
two-thirds its length, there will be too
much vigor and energy and too little intel
lectual restraint. A line drawn across the
face from the corners of the eyes should
divide the face into two equal halves. In
this case the intellectual and moral control
WAST OF CHARACTER LACK OF PURITY,
largely the executive forces. When the
upper half is less than the lower, the want
of "character" will be very manifest. Look,
for instance, at the second head, that of
"Johnny, an idiot," or the third, that of
ta swineherd." "The bias of the mind,"
says Mr. Coates of this last face, "will not
be to purity."
A Substitute for Ivory.
Hitherto none of tbe persistent efforts to
produce a good artificial substitute for
ivory have been successful. The Engineer,
however, now calls attention to a patent
process based upon the employment of
those materials of which natural ivory is
composed, consisting, as it does, of tri basic
phosphate of lime, calcium carbonate, mag
nesia, alumina, gelatine and albumen. By
this process quicklime is first treated with
sufficient water to convert it into the hy
drate, but before it has become completely
bydrated or slacked, an aqueous solution
of phosphoric acid is poured on It, and
while stirring tbe mixture the calcium car
bonate, magnesia and alumina are incor
porated in small quantities at a time, and
lastly the gelatine and albumen dissolved
in water are added. The point to aim at is
to obtain a compost sufficiently plastic and
as intimately mixed as possible. It is then
Bet aside to allow the phosphoric acid to
complete its action upon the chalk. Tbe
following day the mixture, while still
plastic, is pressed into the desired form in
molds and dried in a current of air at a
temperature of about 150 degs. C. To com
plete the preparation of the artificial prod
uct by this process it is kept for three or
four weeks, during which time it becomes
perfectly hard. The following are the pro
portions for the mixture, which can be
colored by the addition of suitable sub
stances: Quicklime, 100 parts; water, 300
parts; phosphoric acid solution, 1.05 sp. gr.,
75 parts; calcium carbonate, 18 (tarts: mag
nesia 1 to 2 parts; alumina, piecipitated, S
parts; gelatine, 15 parts.
The Dulling or Jewels.
It is generally known, says The Jewelers'
Circular, that machinery has an almost
human faculty of getting tired at times,
and it is known to meu that shave that
razors must have their season of rest to de
velop their best edges. All jewelers are
aware of the susceptibility of precious
stones, how they will occasionally go off in
appearance. Cleaning will not help them,
while if they are ent to a different at
mosphere they frequently brace up of their
own accord and come back looking bright
and lustrous. Thin curious fact hits a
higher bearing and application than its re
lation to physics, it is as true with respect
to the priceless jewel of human health as
of any other jewel. Human health needs
a change of air and surroundings at cer
tain intervals, or it will fade and lose lus
ter. The lack-luster eye of the person who
is not sick but merely "run down" is the
(lulling of the jewel.
Heat from the Moon.
Popular Science News calls attention to
measurements of the heat of the moon,
made by Mr. C. Burnham Boys by means
of hi6 very delicate rudiomicrometer. His
method was to focus the rays of the moon
on the face of the radiomicrometer by a re
flecting telescope of 10 inches aperture. In
the case of a new moon, he found that tbe
heat coming from its disk diminished as
you passed from the convex to the con
cave edge, and that from the dark surface
was so slight as not to affect tbe apparatus.
The maximum radiation of beat came from
points of the disk itself, not from its limbs.
At full moon the maximum point was at
the center of the disk. The side of tbe
moon which had been exposed to the sun
for fourteen days waa not warmer than
that which had been exposed for seven
days. No sensible heat was observed to
come from tbe stars.
It will not perhaps be remembered, says
The Paper-Maker, that in the great exhibi
tion of 1851 a specimen of irou paper was
exhibited. Immediately a lively competi
tion ensued among ironmasters as to the
thinness to which cold iron could be rolled.
One iroumaker rolled sheets the average
thickness of which was the 1-lSOOlh part of
an iuch. In other worths 1,800 sheets of
this iron, piled one upon the other, would
only measure one inch in thickness. Tbe
wonderful fineness of this work may be
more readily understood when it is remem
bered that 1,200 sheets of thinnest tissue
paper measures a fraction over an inch.
These wonderful iron sheets were perfectly
smooth and easy to write upon notwith
standing the fact that they were porous
when held up in a strong light.
We carry the celebrated line of E. P. Reed & Co., for ladies' fine Shr .
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 Mens Shoes at $2 SO.
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
$100 B ward $100.
The readers of the Argus will be pleased
to learn that there is at lean one dreaded
oisease that science has been able to cure
in all iu stages, and that is catarrh.
Halt's Catarrh Cure is the only positive
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 tbe blood and mucous sur
faces 'of the system, thereby destroying
the foundation of the disease, and giving
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
that it fails to cure. Send for list of tes
F. J. Cbseket & Co.. Toledo, O.
Bold by druggists, 75c.
Good looks are more than skin deep,
depending upon a healthy condition of all
tbe vital organs. It the liver be inactive,
you have a bilious look, if your stomach
be disordered you have a dyspeptic look
snd if your kidneys be affected you have
a pinched look. Secure good health and
you will have good looks. Electric Bitters
is tbe great alterative and tonic acts
directly on these vital organs. Cures
pimples, blotches, boils and gives a good
complexion. Sold at Hertz & Bahnsen's
drug store, 60c. per bottle.
Is Consampton Inoaraba.
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, em
now on my third bottle, and able to over
see tbe work on my farm. It is the finest
medicine ever made."
Jesse Middleware Decatur, Ohio, says
"Had it not been for Dr. King's New
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 Eartz &
BahnBen's drug store.
BTJCXLXK'b ASRICA SALVB.
The best salve in the world for cats,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever
ores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns and all ekin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisf fiction
or money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale bv Harts & Bahnsen.
For Over Fifty Tears
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup baa
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dis
burbed at night and broken of your res
by sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cutting teeth send at once and get
a bottle of -Mrs. Winslow'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 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 teething 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 tbe world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing 8yrup
In the pursuit ol the gooa things of
this world we anticipate too much; we
eat out the heart anil ivn.tn.ti .
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
mkiim. a uo iwuH uuiainea I rum 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
California Farm Product.
Cost or production: Net profits: given
by a thousand farmers. A la hnnrlMrls
of questions answered about California.
Sent free on application to A. Phillips &
w . iuo wars: street, Chicago, 111., or
296 Washington street. Boston, Mass.
Chocolate, vanilla ind
and lemon ice at Krell & Hath '.
A school satchel given with
every pair of
Our Fall Stock is now
complete, and we are
confident we can
Ave., under Rock Island House.
: Shirt Factory :
"We axe now prepared to take
your measure and make
Prices as Low as tbe Lowest.
All kinds of Repairing done.
Also agent for Bockford Clothing Company.
Fine custom-made pints from S3 to $10.
M0S Second Avenne, Bock Ialand.
Orer Looeley'e Crockery store.
. MISS KATE BYRNES.
Laces, Veilings, Gilt Trimmings,
Jet and Gilt Ornaments,
17C9 Second avenue,
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furnishing al kind
of Stores with Castings at 8 sisti
A MACHINE SHOP
has bea added vner an kinds of fVntt
work will be dene OisUelaes.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
Jolin Yolk & Co.,
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Biding. Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for bailders .
BUhteenth 81, bet. TUrd and Feartk area,
Chicago, Minneapolis and S'.pJ
Via the Famore Aihen L R-k. 1
St. Louis, Minneapolis aid StH.1
list ijotiiB, .Miontr..t t St. f.jl -i,, j
Through Sleepers and ChairCrl
KANSAS CITY, MINHEArDLISWiCST.MIL
PEORIA, CEDAR RAPIDS AND SIDfl FtlM
CHICAGO AND CEDAR RArDS
Via the FamotM Albert Lea Eoa.
THE SHORT LINE
SPIRIT LAKE T1
The Great Iowa Summer Reser.j
For Railway and lM-l ILK Irr
i'amphler and all inf.'niiatrniL mos
Geu'l Ticket aijtl riipt-i Agt:i
FOR CHEAP HOWIES
On line of tlii road ia N'in: v. Ir.l
Boutheastern Minnesota ana tern.-
where drought iml rritn i:iil:ir-; kr- corl
Thousands of cli-uce ai-p-s ot Uni-!!!
Local I-.xcursion ratr giVrti. I rltiSrJ
non as to pn 'I lam! aiiu r..: - u
Gen'l Ticket and I'xwne-r Ac-nt I
All of the Puse!ipr 1 rain ' all Ditto I
this Railway are ln-ated hv neara t-r. .
engine, and iheMata Lit- ll'v rawiettliil
are HgiiK-d wun tne timnc j.itr.i.
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