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THE ARGUS. MONDAY. JUNE 8. 1S91.
Fubliahed Daily and Wffkly at 1(24 Second At-
enue, kocc island, ill.
J. W. Potter.
Tsua Dally, 50c pet month; Weekly, Ji.00
All communication" of a critical or arpnmenta-
u tuincwr, political or reiision. mart tare
real name attached for publication So such arti
uciea wui m printed orer fictitious eicuamres
Anonymous communication not noteed
Correspondent solicited from erery township
In Rock If land connty.
M ON" DAT, JCSK 8. 1S81.
The Indians, who mde mince meat of
a picture peddler down in the Indian ter
ritory, ought to be presented with a Tote
New York is to have a permanent hip
podrome, built of iron, brick and terra
cotta. which will cost in the neighbor
hood of $100,000.
The Illinois legislature will soon be
thing of the past, and history will record
its crowning act in the election of Gen
John M. Palmer to the United States sen
liELNBY w atterson Tery properly re
marks: "Rsmember the force bill, re
memter the JItlvialey bill, remember
Reed's billion-dollar congress, and close
Daves roBT is gradually falling down
the base ball ladder and will land on the
first rung if she is not careful. But then
the season is young and with earnest
work Davenport can win the pennant yet.
imcAGO inoune: ice UH) Dr cent.
duty imposed by the sorting clause of the
tariff on the cheap East India wools so
much used by American carpet manufac
turers has made it impossible for the lat
ter to buy them. Hence the extra lare
stock of these wools at Liverpool this
spring ana tne consequent falling oil in
price have not benefitted the Ame.ican
carpel manufacturer. The cessation of
his demand has lowered the prices still
more, and his English competitor has been
getting his wool two cents a pound
cneaper than formerly. The time will
soon come when, as the result of sticking
to tne 3ich.miey policy of making wool
dear for the American carpet manufac
turer and cheap for the English one, the
latter will commence eending his goods
m iu.3 country in spue' oi tne Heavy
una imposed on them.
Peoria Herald: Frank Button, al.
though one of the Grant -30C ' and an
ex-cabinet officer, is quite a thorn in the
side of the present administration. His
Washington Post says that all the gold,
silver, copper, iron, co2. petroleum and
lead produced in this country last year
could not pay the expenses of the gov
ernment for the same length of time. Al 1
the cotton, all the wool, or ail the rye,
baney, wine, potatoes and tobacco pro
duced in this country in a year could not
do it. The national banks of this coun
try have a combined capitalrzition of
1599,000.000. One year's expenses of the
government would all but swallow up
this sum. These are figures on govern
ment taxation alone.' Add to this city,
county and state taxation and something
of the enormity of the burden may be
comprehended. The United States has
no great standing army, no government
railroads, no immense navy, no profli
gate court oi Kings ana princes. 1 et its
annual expenditures are greater than
those of Austria or the German empire,
greater than Great Bntain and Ireland,
greater than British India and China, as
great as those of the Russian empire.
The revenue for this enormous expendi
ture is acquired in but one way, by taxa
tion, by levy in one form or another,
mainly in an indirect form, on the sj b
stances of the people.
NYES RURAL RETREAT.
HIS NEW HOME, "SKYLAND THOUGHT
WORKS," IN BUNCOMBE COUNTY.
It I Right Xear to George Yandert lit',
and What Nlee Tlmea They Will IUt.
Why the Nice Old Gentleman Obji-cted
to the Book.
lCopjTigat, 1S8L, by Edcar W. Xye.
Skylaxd. Buncombe Co., X. C,
Buncombe county which may also
properly be spelled Bunkum is a 1 irge
and beautiful county on the Fivnch
Broad and Swananoa rivers, with Ashe
ville as the county seat. The nam.) it
self first gave rise to the expression
-Talking for Buncombe," which is now
a classic, toward the close of the fa
mous debate on the "Missouri quest on"
in the Sixteenth congress. It was use J at
that time, according to history, by Felix
Walker, an old mountaineer of the c ite,
quaint and curious variety so comuon
nd so delightful in the hills of western
North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee.
He lived, 1 am told, at Waynesville. in
Haywood county, on the "borders of
ancombe, which was also one of the
counties of his district
in tl e
The Washington Post it an indepen
dent paper with decided republican lean
ings. It delights ia giving the old party
an occasional thump however. The
latest wtack it administers is a sounding
one. It relates to taxation under repub
i or the next two years." says the Post,
uur government mn spend annually
more than $300,000,000.
10 pay one years expenses or the
government it will take nearly the com
bined wheat and oat crop.
I.-V 1 - .
annual output or goid, silver,
copper, iron, coal, petroleum and lesd
will not foot our tax bill for twelve
"a we ao h witn a year s pro
duct of cotton, wool, rye, barley, wine,
potatoes and tobacco.
T, v.: i ,.
iireiuitumtu capitalization or our
national banks is f 599.000.000. Ore
year's taxes will nearly swallow it up.
ail tins is the. federal tax. We
have also to pay city, county and state
"We pretend to be a nation of plain
people, with no aristocracy, no princes,
no standing army and no expensive frills,
and yet our taxes are more enormous than
those of Austria, Germany or Great
The people from whose pockets all this
money comes will find food for some
good, solid reflection in the Post's state
ment of facts. Billion dollir congresses
are expensive institutions, are they not?
Musical festival Scandinavian Singers
of America, Minneapolis, Minn. One
fare for the round trip. Tickets sold
Jnly 10, good to return July 22.
II. D. Mack, Dir. Pais. Agt.
NYE AT HOME.
The old man arose to stvea
nuast of a stormy howl for the oue-
t;on," and, it is said, when r.n hour ( r
two only remained of the session. He
rambled on in an aimless sort of wav,
which is so exasperating t r.zil vouii
congressmen vhose heads an v-r V.i r
with their first unuttered s iech." Feli c
could nut talk for sour apples, it was
paid, bin as yet he had not liiniself mad
a speech, and he felt that he conld no:
look the voters of Ilickorv townshin an,!
Sandy Mr. a in the face if he yielded t.
others and went home without tighten
ing np the f.aces of The C,nima'
Record. When the forensic sprouts of
the Sixteenth congress, therefore, came
to him and offere.1 him their bright new
congressional jackknives if be would
quit, he simply shut his lips a little
closer and stated, as the gavel fell, that
he was talking only for Buncombe.
Buncombe connty has an area of 4.-.0
square miles, and is bounded on the east
by the Bine Ridze. It is very mount
ainous, but fertile, with an all purpose
climate that cannot be beaten in the
world. Cattle, grain, tobacco and wool
are among the products.
bkyland is where I am at as this letti-r
is being written. It is a small but grow
ing place, containing thirtv-seven inhab
itants and eight head of horses. It is
quiet here at present, of course. owin
to shrinkage in values at the large
money centers, but this, it is thought br
our best minds down at the store, can
not last lone.
My house is rather a heavy set cottage,
and is made from the trees which grew
where the house now stands. It faces
toward a little brawling stream called
Cronp creek. I call my place the Sky
land Thought Works. 1 am some lik?
the gentleman in the foreground of the
almanac I let my works show for them
selves. Skyland has an inexhaustible
water srpply, consisting of Cronp creek
and a couple of patent wooden pails on
which bonds have been issued bearing a
low rate of interest.
The worss are in charge of my coach
man, and I also control the bonds. As
the town prows we propose to put in
another bucket service.
George Vanderbilt"s extensive tT
grounds command a fine view of my
place. I was over there yesterday to
see how the work was progressing" It
is a beautiful site. One can see from
the foundations of his prospective man
sion for miles np the beautiful French
BroaJ river, and the smoky tops of the
soft, blue mountains make a magnificent
picture of gentleness and repose.
It is a pleasant sight to drive over
there on a quiet morning, when the
thmah is singing in the persimmon
branches and the pawpaw is soughing
in the mountain zephyr, to see Mr. Van
derUIt, with a little leather bootleg bag
vi suiEgie naus neu around his waist,
laying shingles on an outbuilding which
he proposes to use as a chicken house, or,
possibly, wearing a pair of lime spat
tered boots and finishing out a chimnev
as he cherrily calls for "More mort." He
likes to be busy, he says. "Dntv done
is the soul's fireside," he remarked to me
yesterday, as he put a lot of nice fresh
liniment on Lis thumb, and showed me
where a pretty little pink nail was
sprouting over the ruins of the other
Mr. Vanderbilt will have one of the
most extensive and beautiful, if not the
most extensive, expensive and beautiful
home in the world when it is completed.
One reason J have not vet finished np
my place is that I want first to see what
George does, and thus get the advantage
ef his experience. He does not mind
that, he says. His house will be bigger
than Charlie Kuster's hotel at Laramie
city, and will have hot and cold water
and gag in every room.
The servants will occupy rooms en
tirely apart from the family. Mr. Van
derbilt will keep help the year round.
He has set ont his pieplant already, and
yesterday ordered a span of horseradish
A railroad running from Biltmore. on
thi main line, to Mr. Yanderbilt'a ciace
a unueu aim. ana is used solely for
conveying building material and salaries
to the men. It is called the Vanderbilt
system. Twenty thousand dollars per
uioma is tne sum paid at present to men
working on the grounds, aside from
those who are building. And yet mv
Krounas, especially on Monday, present,
iiuu, a more cneertui appearance
tnan nisii does. I often tell him that
wnen our folks are rinsing out their
white clothes in the second water, and
placing my new parboiled shirts on the
lawn to bleach, I know of no landscape
gardener who can begin to get such ef-
iects as we do.
Mr.. Vanderbilt is verv popular here.
especially on Saturday evenings; but he
is not loved alone for his vast wealth.
Here, as on Staten Island or in the citv,
he is known as a quiet, studious, thor
ough gentleman and scholar, as well as
a good judge of the native wines made
here in the mountain fastnesses of the
state out of the grains and cereals of
t-arolina, and used to shorten the Ion
stage waits formerly so painful when the
governors of the two Carolinas were
The richest of gold mines known, prior
to tne acquisition of Calif orma. was found
in North Carolina, and yielded f500 to
the bushel. Possibly tha'reader thinks
that I am trying to be facetious, but
that was the rate i5d0 to the bushel of
earth for it was a placer mine or
:3.0iaU00 while the mine was hein
orked. Then it suddenlv became fl.-xxi-
ed, and I believe is still a little moist as
this letter goes to press.
Uiamonds of fine water, and from one-
half to two karats in weicht. have been
found in the state, but not in sufficient
quantities to interfere with agriculture.
jTiue ueiacnea crystals ot zircon, car-
nets and graphite occur in Franklin,
uncom and Alecklenbnn' rnnnri
orth Carolina is also headquarters fo:
t'o"""" or crjtaiuue corunaum. or
emory. Arsenic, antimony, bismuth
cobalt and nickel are also met np with
uere. out not m tne grneissoid rocks.
TU. , v- i- .
iumaic .ortii Carolina, es
pecially of Buncombe county, is reaiiy
its chief charm. It is, in fact", whv both
me and Vanderbilt came here. Ve said
to ourselves: "Staten Island is beauti
ful beyond description, especially at
times. lnt it is net suitable for the ea
vue suouia go up into the
hills, at leat for a parr of the year, that
the ozone may dawule through one's
winsKrrs (i;ar.g is a g vl thing, and
the climate of North Carolina has i
v-mce i came Here along with a fall of
two Uxt of snow and a mean tempera
ture. I had nothing to do with it, bet
even yet tand tiiat was better than five
years agoi the people of Buncombe
county, wnenever a frost strikes the val
ley. as tney profanely hunt in the bot
tom of tne rag barrel for their ear muffs
murmur to themselves and berin to look
at the depot for baggage with my name
At night, or in the shade, it is alwavs
cool here, especially during the holidavs.
But take the year round, facts, fignres
and poorly patronized cemeteries show
that this county can easily give points
to the field and carry off the blue satin
Relativf tj, the larger part of the state
is very nea the Creator left it in the
sun to dry. T.rgin forests are still that
way after the lapse of millions of vears
II L , . "
nuu i uave nan tnem pointed ont to
me with pride on that account bv old
rimers here. There are thousands and
thousands of acres everywhere, and no
where will yon see thereon where an ef
fort has been made at clearing up the
land, save the unsatisfactory one, it
seems to me. of trying to clear a farm
by cutting down a tree every two weeks
in order to pet a "possum that is con
cealed in it. From the oranges of the
coast to the buckwheat pancakes of the
Elue Ridge; from the terrapin of her
tropical shores to the maple sirup of the
mountains. North Carolina has almost
everything on earth that is good to eat;
and, in the language of Daniel Webster,
her skies shed health and vigor. X do
This Space is Reserved for the
- BOSTON SHOE STORE, -
No. 1623 Second Avenue,
Under Rock Island House.
Will be open in a few days.
good place for that, but" better stfll for
those who have been wiser and who
The tar vineyards of this state are well
known everywhere, and rank with those
of Europe as to adhesive qualities and
bouquet. The mule also flourishes here.
and it is we.ll to take a day orf while he
is doing so. The mule is rarely found
associated with his own kind here, but
is oftener bitched up with a highlv
ruortihed horse, or sometimes a budding
heifer of two or three summers.
The North Carolina mule has never
been entirely satisfied with the terms of
surrender at Appomattox, and it has
imbntered him a good deal, so that in
stead of taking up the duties and obliga
tions of I-.fe and winning success for
timself, he strikes one as being r&tuer
morbid and unhappy. He seems also
prone to comment harshly on the lack of
congeniality among his parents, and to
be constantly asking himself -Is mar
riage a failure?"'
On the train, dav before vesterdav. I
saw a newsboy get a very severe rebuke
from an old gentleman here. He was a
clerical looking old gentleman, with a
clear blue eye of intense beauty and
purity. The newsboy, with that keen
6ense of the eternal fitness of things
which prompts him to fill my car seat
full of lives of the Youneer "brothers.
and novels of a highly hectic shade, left
a work in the old gentleman's lap which
I judged by the title was the biomnhv
of a man named Cameron, by some ris
ing young author named Boccaccio. The
old gentleman glared at it a while, and
men ne said: "Young man, I do not
care for that book. Remove it at onre
It is not snch a book as I would care to
read on a tran or anywhere else. The
print is too small. "
B. F. DeGEAB,
Contractor and Builder,
Oflce and Shop Corner Seventeenth St. T3 J T - i
and Seventh Avenue, : tvOCK I'and.
trAU tinit of carptLtcr work a B;ecia:ty. P:i-., fccl e:!rn'e for i; kltd of v
'aralBueu an D?.i:t'.oii.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twecty-thiri street ac i Fourth avenue. -
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor
Thi hoce has
KOCS ISLAND, IL:
been refitted tfcrnachont and is cow in A No 1 condition,
51-tv per day house and a desirable farcuy hotel.
It !s af r?t c:s-
A. BLACKBALL ,
Mannfactnrer of all klrds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Pine Shoee a ipecialtj. Repairing done neatly and rrcmt.ti .
A share of yocr patrocag recpactf cily ol:cited.
1818 Second Avenne, Rnek Island. I'l.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Shop corner Twenty-eerord ftret and Ninth avenne.
fWls prepared to make estimate ard do all kinds of Carpenter work. Give him a trial.
not just remember for sure" whether
Webster said that or whether I quote
rrom myseii, nut it is good and true.
The Cash Boy in Action.
A young lady was havine Quite a rnrr
chat with a tall young clerk in one of the
city's large establishments. While the
couple were oblivious of all others, so en
grossing and pleasant was the conversa
tion, a naughty cash boy came rushing up
and breathlessly inquired, " Say, W
where's the firef" The vounar man vl!
dened and thundered, "Get out.'" the youne
Iaily blushed and the clerks who were
watching haw-hawed. tnrinfield Home
Here is a remedy recommended for
obesity, which is said to be deplorably
prevalent among Xew York women. An
hour before each meal, which should con
sist of meats, either boiled or roasted, fish,
game, poultry, with a sparing amount of
eggs and cheese, toasted bread and biscuits,
drink a pintof boiling water gently in sips,
and drink nothing with the meals. Avoid
going to sleep in the daytime, and take as
much outdoor exercise as compatible with
TAKE THE BOOKS AWAY.
To this point comes the worn and
weary capitalist, with his household and
his hemorrhages, his income and. his in
somnia. He comes to swap hi sendi for
a few stolen afternoons this side the
n'TO-dividend declaring grave. It is a
Thoughts for Mother.
In a talk to the mothers' class at Pratt
institute Miss Wheeiock said that as God
is known through his works, so man must
create in order to attain his true develop
ment. Fr rebel's genius consists in devising
the proper mile rial to satisfy the child's
instinctive need for representation at each
stage of its existence. This instinct leads
to drawing, and the child emerges into
picture making. The work is ail along ex
pressive of what is in the mind. Each of
the kindergarten occupations finds its cul
mination in some form of art, industrial
or assthetic. By the creation of forms
which for the child's development are
Highest of all in Leavening Power. TJ. S. Gov't Rerwrt, Aug. 17, 1889.
omc tLrtb. Chlcag0f ,l8 CIarkS
PHYSICIAN AND SUKCEOS
Is still Tres!:ng ;th the G.-Kfcst
.KILL and SUCCESS
CWc,Ner73ns acflPnyats Diseases.
v ?"IiE?V0.U3 DEBILITY, Lost Man.
eood. Fathng Memory, Exhausting Drain.
Terrible Drean-.s. Head and Back Ache and &d
C-.eeSeca ied:cg 10 early decay anc frhaps Con--uinpticnor
Insanity, treated saamaciiiy by sew
methods w-th nevrr-i;i.ng saccts.
- SYPHILIS and jul bad Blood and Skin
Diseases permanency cured.
(-,"11DNEY n URINARY ccrep'.aints,
u.eet. ucnorrfasM. Stw.t.,r v -. r
-a owascs of tne bemto-l r nary Orpia cured
wuocut m.ury 1
f no experiments. A
Forty ears Practice enables Dr. Clarie Gi .
antee Cnres in all O'aMe Case. - tctVmL
Nrofnlt, Syphilis. Bladder .. KHVt Vlt
No matter wno has failed to care too. writ
FT; s ke f fa" h,s,or cf ,Tour cas- Heats.
B to S; Sundays. 9 to 12. Call on or address
' F. D. CLARKE, M.D.,
186 So. Clark St.. CHICACO. ILL.
Age and ex-perienc
free arc sacred.
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