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TmSAKGUS. WEDNESDAY. FE1UIUAHY 17, 189 Z
Imported Gowna and
i . . .. ii. it tlie inconvenient
r .. . i..... I. .nl i hi (lutr anil
v fur i lie niuna sun., mtu
Conns lor ceremoni-
rurn.iKe, and tor in-
t home, retain tneaemi-
t .. .iTnn..r Anil pvru UK I c-
himiIh with Ions
re. o' "" . .
;...IA IK IfTrtWITll
f;lbn I'T sprillH. -""-J
li:ive rough surfaces.
THE GREAT AMERICAN CROP.
HKKSS C AIMM ViK rOTt'VE.
t walking divw; are mail
it plain skirts that kuvly tunc li t lie
ii the li k, tini-li.-ri w ith rows of
1. around the hott.mi. Soinetinies,
cost nine show n at Fij,'. 1 in the
. this stitchiiiK is liispensed with.
11 .illinli)! to is in I'.mov irrav cloth
: iei seams in the skirt. The bol-
jin clot h of lu iiotrope color and is
, u.th jetted velvet and larsre jet
Tiie ha-ijue waist worn over this
;,.!. y uray cloth, same as furnishes
. mi. I is lini-hed with jetted velvet,
The second liuru re in the same
a l.ti 'en and lilack brocade
,..-, ime liimmed with jiit'en vel
i,is'iiieliterie. wraj isc"diiii!ly lis.ippo.irin;
tail cloaks that became popular
a i : 1 1 1 -r Lr:itnn'iit will be worn so
I :!,,' weatlier demands warm wraps
t u.' au.l i vi-hiiiL; wear. I.ona jack
i . .'iiti'iiiiie t'ashi-Mitilile during the
Mi;u of ilir spring suits will be
:l; l.ni,' j.-n kc ! of t he same mate-
'' - .-in - f.ishiotiable now: t he ri'lit
iwi: 'in In s. and crepe tie chine is
it- a ! ' iralile groundwork for
. s . ii ' . in s one or two of t he
i':-: '' U'v. .land trildcd, are brought
.'ii.'l ;- paititi-d scenes form three
, -t.ia"s i iim from amonu a
' -f ia and occasionally iiiai;-!;::-
. nt of tlie li nest text ure
' ' ' a ; irt of the picture, ns in
i!u: i ,..:i..!i' of Wat tout figures,
' t"' i' i I lie britlt; iii lace. One
! iv. : ;' .-i!:..ns isa mit ureof black
!.: ..... .!),',!. the shell profusely
" !. "i:ie of the pearl mounts
-I iii tin- heavy Uenaissance de
11 'i i ice mi a white grounded
- -:r..n iii contrast, but finds
iio:i'ithe less costly fans,
- i:,' :-.i.luci.il and tlyed pearl
1 im .:!nple. with painted pon-
': k- iv.'iv oi the exact lint rf the
tfm I'oltlon Occupied by Indian Cora
lu the Afrlcultartj or the I oltetl State.
Indian corn occupies the leading posi
tion in the agriculture of the United
States, both as regards the volume pro
duced annually and the area under cul
tivation. It is also the mort widely dis
tributed crop, being grown to more or
less extent in every state and territory
and almost in every county in which ag
riculture is carried on. As stated in a
government report, taking the eleven
cotton states as a whole, these devote a '
larger area of their cultivated land to
corn than to cotton. The great wheat
belt of the Ohio and Musouri valleys
gives corn a more prominent position
than that occupied by wh at itself. In
measured quantity our err p of a single
year has exceeded the wheat crop of the
civilized world, and no otr er grain crop
approaches it in volume. About 96 per
cent, of our crop is annually consumed
in this country, and more than 80 per
cent, never crosses the lines of the coun
ty in which it is grown, i t is the great
In 1840 the center of pioilnetion was
in Ohio, with 511,000,000 b ishels, closely
followed by Kentucky and Illinois. The
census returns for lsC'J show that the
center of production had shifted to Illi
nois, where it remained for three dec
ades. In 1S79 Illinois still kept the first
place, but Lnva now ranks as the great
est corn producing state in the country.
The movement of corn pr iduction west
ward, and the decline in relative posi
tion of states formerly holding first rank
does not mean that they produce less
corn tlian formerly, but results from tho
immense areas developed in newer re
gions. While only about 4 pe" cent, of this
crop has been sold abroad, the superior
quality of American com..due to ourex
ceptionally favorable soil and climate,
makes it certain th.rt wh itcver demand
for this cereal may herea tor be created
throughout the world, in ist largely be
supplied from the fields of the United
Protecting Trees fi- m Mire.
Small trees, or those i.ewly set, may
be protected from mice n winter with
Merely a Suggeittlon of Hla Story.
He was a copyholder in the proof room of '
a (lnily paper a quiet, reserved man, of
whom little was known except that he was
always on hand and attended closely to his
When e came to the list of the killed
and injured in the report of the accident
he Ruddenly stopped and for a moment
aeenied nnable to speak. Then he recov
ered his self possession and read the list.
"That last name is spelled wrong," he
said quietly when he had finished it.
"That young woman's name?" asked the
man who had the proof.
"Yes," he replied. "It's according to the
copy, but" Herenched over and crossed
out a letter. "Now it's all right," he said.
"You seem to know a good deal" be
gan the proofreader.
"Let's finish this," said the other sharp
ly. "But why. man, you're sick," exclaim
ed the proofreader as he looked up.
"You're as white as a"
"A little faint," was the reply, "but I
can finish this galley, anyway."
He finished it and then without a word
went for his coat.
"I can't finish the night," he said. "I'll
try to t;et around tomorrow, but tonight"
"l-ook herel Where are you going?"
asketl the proofreader.
"Home," he replied, "and if there's a
train in the morning I may go to . I
didn't know she was coming on that train
until I saw" . He stopped, and then
as he opened the door he went on, "fehc
wrote that she would be here tomorrow oi
next day and then we were to be"
The door closed behind him. He was
back two days later and did his work in
the same methodical, quiet way, but his
story no one ever asked him for the de
tails and he never volunteered them.
re not much worn in
women are the
Hi's. J In y are made of delicate
I:'m. s"j i,i feathers.
I ' hMini l.-il i;old with jeweled
he-nit iful and, of course.
PKuTEcnxo a ti'.kf. wi r:i shkkt tin".
these cannot alwavs be made on home
' grounds or indoor yards, in which case a
roll of sheet tin may le ea nly and quickly
placed about the stein, as represented in
the cut. The mice will not climb up
tliis tin proVctor.
j Suitable tin sheets may bo purchased
l for live cents each. Tin se may be bent
! into shape about a largo slick or pole and
' then placed in position i round the tree
j with a few seconds' work . their elasticity
bringing them into place. Country
. It's .); J , .
K two .
'I.i! at u.t.T
' "f jiiimi i
1 a !ir:r
i- elaborate, being
Muttering with rib-
' same as they have been
'a s' his sinai 1 gold chai us
v.-ils with pearls or narrow
t twisted gold ornament-
T i'sci iit or a corn shaped
aci'iHiipaiiyinsj illustration Ls
lWr''I' , v -dinirly beconiinicforthe
lllfl'i! ' . wi.iir tr ,,. 1 fmrn Dm
u ri'i'i'titiuh. ,,r otl other occasions
;'a iK.tiii-t is to be dispensed with am1.
'Wis elaborately dressed.
4. i- S7J
V r , , '"I
'- . w I. m . kvvjiv-.
I I.angshau.H and oehinA.
j The Ijangslian and the CiKthin are dis
j tinct typts of fowls and are said to be in
noways related. And t iere is as much
' difference between a I lack Langshan
and a Black Cochin as there is between
, the latter and a Light Brahma. They
are not alike at all. The Langshan has
sickle feathers which flov over the tail,
while the tail of tho Cochin turns ab
ruptly over, having no sickles. The legs
of a Langshan resemble the turkeys,
while the Cochin has black shanks, or
black shading into willcw, the bottoms
of the feet being yellow, the Langshan's
being pinkish. The Cochin is low, com
pact, while the Langshan is more sym
metrical, more active aiid can fly over a
fence, as we know by e tporienee. The
Cochin cannot do this. The Langshan
matures earlier than the Cochin. How
ever, the Cochin is a g Kid fowl and is
heavier than the Lang ban. It will be
seen that the two fowls are unlike in
weight, size, shape and general charac
teristics. Southern Far cier.
Seven Years Experience Willi Silos.
John Gould, a progressive farmer,
who is now feeding silage for the sev
enth winter, was asked not long since at
a farmers' institute if 1 e thonght silos
are losing ground in the public estima
tion. He replied that his seven years'
experience warranted him in saying that
he was most thoroughly convinced of
the necessity for silage and instead of
the system losing ground- the silo w;is
rapidly increasing its number of enthu
siastic advocates in Ohi .
Hie two materials. Pale pink
arrow width form the loops that
1 top of this attractive head-
Here and T iere.
The report pf the seer tary of the Iowa
state board of agriculture shows the
1 is made of white chiffon and U total value of the products of Iowa soil
i '-ht affair that can lie worn , for 1891 to be $449,197,643. Of this
- ..Kiug nie nuir. it is iiiit-a ; nuiouui over $iuu,ijijv,ui v is tor corn.
' l"df pink shade. The frills
of hops, produced almost double the
quantity of any other s ate.
The largest broom com market in
Kansas and the third in the United
States is at Sterling.
The latest invention from Minnesota
is an electric plow.
The estimates of the agricultural de
partment show that ii 1891 Texas pro
duced C,4U;i,000 bushels of wheat.
The Silk Associatior of America and
the Silk Industry association, of Pater-
son, N. J., acting conjointly, are consid
ering an exhibition of the silk uidnstry
at the Columbian fair. B. Richardson,
New York, is secretarj .
: " not used iu such profusion
'''--' dance dresses ns they were
The trimming this time runs
ruches, cascades of ribbon
''ounces. A dainty dress of
mi for a girl had a thick ruche
b i'c ribbon round the edge
'"'-' and skirt and four or five
''I'i r.lllftn ilittt'n nl.n utrln 'l'l,tftv.
" ' endless choice in glittering ma
.,T,.'" , ,ir;iI'i"g over silks-spangled
ii .', "' ,u'l? tinsel gauzes, eta These
'"' wuuderfuly effective and not
Only a Little Thing.
It is by little things that we form our es
ti mates of character. We may not often
have opportunities of judging by notable
ileitis and valorous action as to the true
nature of the acquaintance we casually
meet or the conmaiiion with whom wa
w alk ami work from day to day, but trifles
are always in the air by which we infer
much as to their heart and bram and in
tention. I saw a charming young girl the
other morning discard a rose because its
leaves were a bit withered and its fresh
ness just a trifle diminished by exposure to
tlie air. After the young girl had gone I
carefully gathered up the fallen petals she
had left almost as 1 would have befriended
an abandoned baby or lost child, and
thought to myself as I did so, "I'll wager
a cotikey that girl would prove fickle in
love and inconstant in friendship."
To cast aside a fading rose bespeaks a
lighthearted indifference that might lead
one to torget the sweetness of a friend
when that friend had reached the time of
life's decline, or to dismiss a lover when
that lover grew pale and worn and tired in
the friction of the world's uneven contest
with sorrow and want and care. It is the
prerogative of youth and beauty to be a
little hard and cruel. An old lady would
not have thrown away a Jack rose because
it had drooped from its first loveliness.
Experience broadens and deepens and
sweetens the heart of the old and makes
them hn::l to the friend, the lover and the
rose of a vanished but uuforgotten youth.
Dr. Miles' Nervine not odIt cures all
nervous diseases, head cbe, blues, ner
vous Drostration. sieeDleBnpR nt materia
St. Vitus dance, fits and hysteria, but also
ouuas up tne ooay. ' i Bm pitssed to
sav that sfter years of intense suffering
with cervoua disease, headache and nros
tration, I tried Or. Miles' Restorative
Nervine, and in twe weeks sained eight
pounds in weight. I could not lie down
to sleep, bu. now sleep perfectly easy.
and am still improving, wonderfullv.
'snoot sv enough for the nervine
Mks L B. Millard. Dunkirk. N. T."
'Oce customer used Neivine nA oinaA
fifteen pounds in flesh. Brown & Mat-
BUBY, Cortland. NY" Trial hnttlra anil
e'egant book free at Hartz & Bahnsen's
Yot Over Fifty Taari
Mrs. Winslows Soothing Syrup has
Deen used by millions of mothers for
their children, while teething. If dis
turbed at night and oroken of your res
by a sick child suffering and crying with
oam or cutting teeth send at once and gtt
bottle o? ' Mrs. Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
.ievc. the poor little sufferer immediately
Deiwnd upon it. mothers, thereisno mis
'.ake ttbout it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates tlie stomach find bowels, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduc. B inflamma
tion and givee :one and energy to the
hole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to thp taste and is the prescription of one
of the oldest ami best lemsle 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. Window's Soothing Syrup
Ttix .Notice .
The taxs for 1891 are now due and
may be pnid 'o the onship collector at
Hurst & Don!iinn's i-fflce in Masonic
Trrop'e block Your lust yew's receipt
will be of great assistance to the collector
in finding your descrin ions on the tax
books. William T. Sl'Gdkn,
A Duel Over a Few Votes.
We get a remarkable illustration of w hat
life in Ireland was in 1810, when Messrs,
I'olclough and Sheridan opposed Mr. Alcock
for the representation of the county of
Wexford. Js,.Veral tenantsof a person sup
porting Alcock declared that they should
vote for the two other candidates. This
was resented, and Mr. Colelough was called
upon to refuse their votes. He declared
that he had in no manner canvassed them
and that he would not direct them how
they should vote. He was answered, "Ke
el ive their votes at your peril!"
Hcfore the opening of the next day's poll
the rival candidates were on the held to
determine the tenants' right by the pistol.
Many hundreds were present. Among
them were several magistrates. The
ground was marked. The crowd separated
on fit her side, as their party feelings dic
tated; the word was given, and Mr. Col
elough fell, shot through the heart. With
in t wo hours afterward his opponent was
returned duly elected.
At the next assizes he was tried for mur
der before Baron Smith, who openly de
clared against a capital conviction, and the
jury without a moment's hesitation pro
nounced a verdict of "Not guilty." The
parties to the duel had been intimate
friends, and Alcock, though acquitted,
never recovered his. self composure. His
intellect faded, and his sister, doubly
wounded, went mad and died. Leeds Mer
cury. Oniric Wilted Engineer.
Among Mr. Grundy's "Pictures of the
Past" is one of a small, irascible captain of
the royal navy, who for some inexplicable
reason had been made the manager of the
Manchester and Leeds railway, then newly
opened for a few miles from Manchester.
This violent little naval officer issued a
pamphlet of instructions to the men, a
portion of which was devoted to engine
drivers. Thrilling stories of the result of
want of caution abounded.
In those early days, wherever the charac
ter of the country favored it, the rails were
laid, not upon wooden sleejiers, as was soon
found more desirable, but upon square,
bedded blocks of stone.
The captain's story went that some care
less workmen bad left one of these blocks
of stone iu dangerous proximity to the line
of rails. Now mark the advantage of tlie
He saw the great- block and knew the
danger, so "he put his engine as much as
possible on the other rail and just missed
the stone, otherwise he must have lut it!
A Singular Marriage Custom.
The Kurds, among whom Miss Green
field has cast her lot, have a very curious
aud somewhat dangerous marriage custom,
which one would think would be more
honored in the breach than in the observ
ance. The husband, snrroundea oy a
bodyguard of twenty or thirty young men.
carries his wife home on his back in a scar
let cloth and is desperately assaulted the
whole wnv by a numlier or girls.
Sticks and stones are hurled at the bride
groom, who, in the coming home with his
bride, can hardly be considered a very
happy man, for the irate Amazons often
inflict on him marks which he carries to
the grave. It may be that among the lady
pursuers are .some of the bridegrooms
former "flames," who turn the mock at
tack into downright earnest to avenge
slighted love. London Standard.
A lie verage called coffee-tea is announced.
It is an infusion of leaves from the coffee
plant exactly as tea is made from the leaf
of the tea plant. The coffee leaves are
dried, a pinch put in a pot and with boil
ing water the coffee-tea is brewed. New
THE NEXT MORNING I FEEL BRIGHT AND
NEW AND MY COMPLEXION IS BETTER.
My doctor says tt nets irontlv on the stomach, liver
ami kl'lnt-yf. ami isa pleasnnt laxative. This diink
Is made from IifHws, uud 1 prepared for use as easily
as tea. It iscalleu
All (IrtiKelRtft sell it at V, and $1.lt nrr package.
Buy one tviay. I .line's Family Medici no mot-
inr wmpjs earn aay. in oruer i uo ittu.if.nv, tit
1p l!c sipi! KEYti' Specifics are scientifically and
carefully prejutred prescriptions : used for many
yi'ars in private practice itiiucces,aud forever
thirty yi-ars used by the people. Every single Spe
cific Is a sMS'ial cure for the dlsettse named.
These Mpeellic cure wiiDout druKKin.'. pnrp
(1K or reducing the system, and are in !':ci and
decdiuusovei-eien re medics ol tbe orld.
OF PRINCIPAL NOS. CTRES. MUCKS.
Feverst, ConKitlon. lntlammatlnn. ..
orniM .rm fever, v orni c-.ilc. .
( rvins Coli c, or Teething of Infants
Piarrhea, of Children or Adults. ...
Ilvar-mjiri. tlrinlntr. ftllltvlc Colic
Cholera Morbnm Vomiting
( nuvhc (:.,ld. ironctiills
Neiii-alicia Toothache. Faeeache. .
I jciidm hes, Sick Headache, Vertigo
liyMpepHln imioim tMomacn
Siiptrennei or Painful Periods.
Whiti'tt loo Profue l-ciiods
( roup. Coueh, Dltticult Ureal hlrw ...
alt libeuin. Erysipelas. Kruptionft.
lrkpunmii.ni. Rheumatic Pains
V'ever and Ague, ('MlhsKalaria.... 50
file, mind or lileedinc ,H
Htarrh. Influenza, Cold In the Tiead .50
Wbonpina I ouh. Violent Coughs. .SO
(icneral lleliilily .1 uVKical Weakness .,'0
Kidney ieane .50
Nervous Oebilit; l.OO
t rinnry Wenkues, Wettinft Bed. .50
Diseases of tbelleart.l'alpitaUonl.OO
SniC by DrugglMS, or sent postpaid on receipt
of price. Dr. Himpiireyh' Manvaju (144 pages)
richly bAtmri In cloth and gold, mailed f rue.
HUMPHREYS' MEDICINE CO.,
Oor. William and John Streets, New York.
-ALL KINDS OF-
Cast Iron Work
dose. A specialty of fnmishlne al. kinds
of Stoycs with Castings at 8 oenti
A MACHINE SHOP
us been added where all kinds of machine
work will be done first-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS.. Propts.
m i m
For sale by all first-class Grocery dealers.
IK QUICK A M O SOS ITIVI Motor tr .f
M A M L. V VISOR ma Iht Onl LHItiffllte
iHoWtirSE X U A 1. DCBILITT n LOST
VITALITV knwg. A Marirellous laviso-
raior.mmthiralnfc St mail. S 1. C tor SS ' wrr C..-F
tmniirmi. bir.tm. D naF CATOa. lnS2ll,lgiln,h
well satisfied ffat
Santa Cl Aos
Islbe Best LaundrySoap in the World
wid lu&ejtiri aJI try hri 2nd clenir.-
4i ir ao . . Hi
l0cERS KEEP IT.
J. B. ZIMMER,
Will sell for the next 30 days all Lis overcoatings at 15
pr cent le-88 than the regnlar pi ices.
Star Block, Opposite Harper House.
B. F. THOMAS & CO.,
Elm Street Meat Market
Ail kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats always on hind. Uame,
Fish and Oysters In the sea on.
Reynolds' Block. Molinb Ave., FOOT OF ELM ST.
Telephone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
AU Kinds .ot Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on thort notice and satisfaction fenaratite d.
Office and Shoo 1412 Fourth Avenue, ROCK ISLAND
Billiard Parlor Sample Room,
No. 117 Eighteenth Street.
JAMES T. C'CONNOR, Proprietors. WM. H. CATTON.
J. HI CHRISTY.
KMliFACTllB OF CBACKEE5 USD BOTTS.
Ak Your Qrocer for Them.
Thf 7 are Best.
The Chriftj "Otsteh" ard Chris'y "Wteb -EOCK
FALL AND WINTER STOCK
of Goods received bj
J5F"Call and Examine.
C. J. W. S CHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 ad 11S3 Fourth avenue. Kesider.ee HIS Fourth aTt-nsc.
Plans aud spc-ciScatinns fumiched on all classes of work : also spent ot WiHer's Patent inside
Sliding Blinds, something new, stylifb and desirable.
TtVK TRT.AVTt. ILI .
in sold with & wrli.
ten snnrantre to cure sll ctiiii dieasHi. fuoh as Wi-nk Mrar,
lK-sot Hrmn l.wpr, fliMche. Wakeful ness. It Manbitod. NutillT KnilV
sion. NiTonne!. Latitude, alidrains -.md lor powerut the Uvnrrstlve
Ortan- In eithfrsrxran-e1 by over exernon. youttifui erro-. cr t-xerwvt
ue of t.l'acw. opium or stimulants wfau-h on lmt to InttriuitT.Ct'iitiunip.
tion and Insanity, l'ut up convenient t carry In vet pocket. S1 per park
aire nv niui': G for $5. With every f vorfpr we fir a written nwnt' 1v cure
or rtjuiut U vumtu. Circular true. duress trte Heed o., ( bleuso, 1 lu
For sale in Rock island by Hartz & Babnsen. 84 Ave. and 20th street
THE POSITIVE CURE. IM
SY B ROT ITERS. W Warren 8U New Tort Frkce 60 E'MTVv'' 1
avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.
FOR CATALOGUES ADDRESS
' , J. C. DUNCAN, Davenport. Ia
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