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TILti AJiUUtt. TUESDAY. JULY 7, 1801.
Published Daily and Weekly at Second Av
enue, Rock Icland, 111.
J. W. Potter.
Tirhs Daily, Me per month; Weekly, 13.00
All communication of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religions, mun have
real name attached (or publication. No ench arti
tlcle will be printed over ttctitlona tignatares
Anonymoa communication not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
la Rock laland connty.
TCK8DAT, JtXT 7, 1891.
The real King of Grease is JohrD.
Rockefeller of Cleveland, who is worth
$129,000,000. all made in Standard oil.
tcrtlk four feet across tbe back has
been located in Current river. Mo., for
50 years. The other day a hunter
shot it between tbe ejf , but the ball
glanced off and imbedded itself in a tree,
while the turtle swam placidly into deep
When the grave of Mis Alice Wood
- ward, at Douds, Iowa, was opened for
the purpose of removing the bedj to an
other cemetery, friends of the dead girl
had the coffin opened, and to their hor
ror it was discovered that the girl bad
been buried alive. Tbe body was found
lying face down, and it was evident tbere
bad been a terrible struggle with death.
It it believed she was in a tracce when
he was buried.
A native American, a colored North
Carolinian, was duly haoged last Thurs
day, after a trial by jury, io the town of
Charlotte, for tbe critxe of killing an Ital
ian there resident. It is to be
hoped, &Y the New York Sun.
that the Italian Government, and, espec
ially thst Premier Di Rudinl, will obtain
information of this fact, and will see that
it goes to bhow that crimes agains Ital
ians living in the Uaited States are pun
ished according to law.
A Fobk&town, Pa., woman has ap
plied for a divorce because she is com
pelled to fight wildcats too often. Tbe
part of the country where she and
car husband live is infested wi'.h these
animals, and as he refuses to move, she
wants to leave him. She snjs that in the
last three years she has killed -13
cats. If she had a pair of twins in tbe
family and was obliged to sleep with
them alone during a siee of the mump?,
measles and the itch, &he woulJ prefer to
kill wildcats, says an exchange.
Contracts for the erection of the
World's fair buildings are now being let
at the rate of about one a week. Chief
of Construction Burnbam says lb at tbere
is no good reason why tbe buildings
should not a'l be completed by July 1.
1892. Contractors are put under heavy
bonds to finish tbeir work within a speci
fied time. Tbe first building contrscied
for must te completed by December 1st
of this year. Tbe grounds are to be
lighted by electricity at night, so that
the contractors, if they choose or if the
find it necessary, can work three gangs
of men, eight hours each.
' Certain qualifications must be pos
sessed by persons seeking to enter tbe
ranks of tbe upper 400 of the colored
society of the city of Louisville; and it is
interesting to observe tbe nature of these
qualifications as set forth in tbe account
of that society given bv the Louisville
Courier-Journal. It appesrs that tbe
persons "belonging to it must "speak
passable gnod English" and n.ust be "up
in all points of etiquette" two accom
plishments that may well distinguish
possessor?. It appears al-o that they
must not "swear before ladies," but we
may remark that it would be better fur
tbem not to swear at all. The colored
400 of Louisville have literary tendencies,
and aome of them read the books ot emi
nent authors, which is an excellent thing
to do. Tbe question of wealth does not
qualify any one to enttr tbe ranks of the
swell set here spoken of, but education
is an essential qualification. It is evi
dent that the members of this set could
give a number of hints to some peeple
who are not colored.
v. r. n iixiwTi ix t:m:.tvoR
Annual nnvfutlou Ja y O li.
Hair Ha-- to JlloneaiioU-.
For tbe above occasion tbe Burlington
route (C. B. & Q R. R.) will Bell tick
ets from all points on its lines at one
lowest first-class fare for the round trip,
tickets to be sold July 7 to 0, inclusive,
to return July 12 to 15, inclusive. An
extension of time will be granted to
those desirioe to return between July 15
and August 26.
Besides tbe regular daily train service,
social trains bearing tbe Chicago, Otiio,
l.linois and Indiana delegations will be
run. These delegations have chosen the
Burlington as tbe official route.
For specific information or circulars,
enquire of your own local ticket agent, or
ad.tress, P. S- Eustis,
G. P. &T. A. C. B.&QR. R.
I suffered from acute intiimma'ion in
my nose and bead for a week at a time
I could not see. I used Ely's Cream
Balm and in afew dys I was cured. It
is wonderful how quick it helped me.
Mrs- Georgie S. Judson, Hartford, Conn.
The rosy freshness, and a velvety soft
ness of tbe skin is variably obtained by
those who use Pozzoni's Complexion
NYE SEEDS A FEW SEEDS
HE CALLS ON THE HON. JEREMIAH
RUSK FOR ASSISTANCE.
And Telia the Secretary Something;
A boat Hie North Carolina Snrround
Inca Among; Other Prod acts. They
Raise Real Good, Serviceable Langs.
Copyright, 1891, by Edgar W. Xye.
SktlAjSd, Buncombe Co., N. C.f t
July 4, 1891. i
Honorable Jeremiah M. Rusk, Secretary
of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. :
Sir Would it bother you too much to
send me a few Heeds for my place here
in North Carolina for use another sea
son? We have a climate here that is pe
culiarly adapted to the growing of fruit,
but not especially good for cereals. It
is about the same climate as that of
France and Italy, but there are not so
many foreigners here. One notices
while traveling in France that it seems
to be largely overrun by Canucks. Such
is not the case here. We have a good,
quiet class of residents, mostly white,
with black polka dots, of course, this be
ing where slavery used to spawn in the
Bnt the country is settled by a peace
able class of agriculturists, who have ac
quired from the snmruer boarder an air
of lx-ing on a perpetual vacation. Many
farmers in western Xorth Carolina, by
watching their chances, are enabled to
sell their corn at forty cents in the fall
and buy back a portion of it in the
spring at one dollar per bushel to plant
and feed to stock. This builds up a
traffic in cereals, and h:is a tendency to
make the farmer's son ask himself why
the farmer is the most independent of
The average mean temperature of the
state is 39 tlegs., but for this portion it
is only 50 (legs., which yon see is a very
fine average, and well adapted to the
growth of almost anything. Oar soil
here, however, is poor. I must admit
that to you. as secretary of agriculture,
for I would not wish to conceal anything
from your bureau. Our soil is a rather
Xleasinsi red clay, covered with a thin
topdressing of footprints deposited here
by the soldiers who during the war re
treated from each other at a high rate
of epeed, snatching, perhaps, a water
melon from a noncombatant as they
To bo a noncombatant here and in
Tennessee and Kentucky during the war
was very exciting. A neighbor tells me
that one night the Federals came and
took fonr mnle teams from his thrashing
machine, and two milk cows. Also his
father. That evening the Confederates
came and took four shotes and the
grandsire of the family. Being a very
tongh oil man. however, he was re
turned. It was hard enough to be a sol
dier during the war. but to be a non
combatant at that time, Mr. Secretary,
and maintain jaceable and friendly re
lations with both armies would overtax
the tact and etiquette of an angel.
Our soil here is about tbe only soil in
the south that has not been drenched
with fraternal blood. Either army could
escape at any time by abandoning the
roads and allowing the enemy to follow,
if the enemy adhered to the roads. The
wagon roads, even then, were impass
able. To burn the bridges behind them
was a figurative expression only, for
there wera no bridges. It was so with
the railroads also. "We are riding much
more smoothly now," said a passenger to
the conductor. "Yes," he did straight
way make reply, "we are oS the track
Some criticise onr agricultural meth
ods here because we use a single mule
for plowing, and a little shovel plow,
such as is used for plowing corn at the
north, but this is necessary, because the
soil is so thin that to "plow deep while
sluggards sleep in order to have corn,
corn to sell and keep," is fatal, for you
thereby turn up a miserable red paste
with pulverized mica in it, which con
stitutes about the only attachment which
the North Carolina farmer has for his
Unman health is prevalent to a re
markable degree here, Air. Secretary,
and it is one of the two regions of the
globe where consumption is unknown.
No actual residents die here. Only
strangers who came here after it was too
late. Many northern people who come
her with advanced phthisis or tuber
culosis die, especially if both lungs are
gone, but if the windpipe and enough
lung tissue be left to bait a trap, the air
herewill soon add on a nice new red
lung with real scallops on tbe edge.
(Electric lights are also common here.)
"Whose funeral is that?" I asked in
Asheville ie other day of a bright eyed
little tarheel child leading a goat and a
"I don't know his name, Bali," he an
swered simply. "It is some northern
gentleman; some stranger, sah. I don't
know his name."
Even the children are bright and quite
ready in conversation, Mr. Secretary, far
beyond their years.
The vine, cotton and silk flourish in
this country, and if you have cuttings of
either that the department could spare I
would like tiicm. If you have a dozen
cuttings of (Yitf grain silk that would be
hardy, most uny shade, I could use them '
on my farm. The Catawba grape origi
nated here, a id the wild grape, of which
there are great quantities, is superior to j
Some of th-j native wine here is very
exhilarating, but this is followed later
on by a mo. t profound depression. I
visited a vineyard here last week. It
was in a retir;d place in the mountains
where there lived a kind of recluse who
makes the native wines in great pro
fusion. I did not see his vineyard but
I saw most everything else on the fol
lowing day. He makes a sort of
sauteme whica is vptv ripa1 v it uvma
to me now, looking back at it. j
I was a lonir time cettins wo to his
cabin, but I did not mind the journey
oacK. As soon as he found
was not connected with the
in anv wav he mjule me TCfrlrnmo
not know when I have felt so welcome
as I did then. Both of ns felt welcome,
He laid aside his work in the vinevasd
ror me aav. i
SrTioptSSjVve can suit you. We carry no trash, only first-class
clear, honest eye the other one had been j.,,.,, i i i
rouble JSSS , strictly reliable goods, which we guarantee. W e bin
"Oh, blank the wine press," he said,
as he took another dipperfnl of the
sauteme, "I never use one of those."
This wine hfiS a bouquet also. It is
very potent indeed. It is like the bou
quet of a crushed tragedian. The reader
has no doubt w.tnessed the acting of a
tragedian whosj work by the critics has
been classed as rotten. Well, you take
a crushed tragedian of this class, and
you get a bouqv et Botujdike the moon
light sauterntj V-orks of the mountains.
This wine is t good antidote for the
bite of the deadly moccasin. It is used
for that purpose almost exclusively. The
nse of this wine along the valley of the
French Broad has now almost wiped
out the moccasin and substituted a
bright green snake with a vermilion
The soil of the eastern part of the
state is what is called a transported sand,
gravel or clay, of the Tertiary period,
"the assorted detritus of the abraded
hills of the inetainorphic rocks in the
midland country." In the western part
of the state the roils are what is termed
clayey, of a most violent and tenacious
variety, running from a cream color to
a deep, dead red, and when it
ground itself into the clothing nothing
on earth will reuove the stain. Every
thing has been tried, from benzine down
to special act of the legislature, but it
will not come ot; t.
Some eat the clay of North Carolina,
but it is an acquired taste. Yankee in
valids will nev r ret so fhev will be
willing to board where this is the jiicee
de resist a tice dc t:rre. It would de tcrre '
a good many fro n eomins. I fear, as a
waggish but feebleminded person said more than any other. She was bank
to me yesterday at the asylum where I rupted by the war, and for years felt
spent the day. I like the prodigal son after his "little toot
V e raise about
rice in this state,
good year, and it
sale. Rice beer is
..Ot.i0.o00 pounds of
Mr. Secretary, on a
meets with a ready
now being made in
Georgia, but it is inct deadly in its ef
fects. While we hail with joy tbe open
ing of a wider market for our rice we j
are pained to notice that the lieer in
some cases creates a desire on the part of
the consumer to lay waste some of the ,
best known citizens of the state. Rice
lieer is said to be most disastrous in its
effects, and a movement is on foot to in- '
troduc-e it among i he commu. -is of New
York and Chicago. It kills the cousumer
in about two years. I am told. The only
reason why it m ght not work on the '
communist is that its fatal results de- j
pend entirely upon its action on the
Tobacco does well here and grows to a '
great size. Fine cut tobacco, so largely j
used in the middle and western states,
is planted about the first gf June and is
harvested in Sepiemlier. The product
runs as high as 25 to 35 pails to the acre.
ana runs mgher as to product, beins 110
to 110 papers to the acre on a pood year, i
Pluff tobacco, ui.less it suffers from ,
COMING DOWS THE 3IOrTAIX.
heavy winds, whic-L are apt to knock off
the half grown plugs, is a very profitable
Seriously, however, let me say that
those who chew, esj ecially plug tobacco,
may wean themselves successfully, Mr.
Secretary, I believe, if they will see it
nreDared. I am not opposed to the mod-
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
l&e BOSTON SHOE STOR
Come in everybody and call on us whether vou
out that Ij.- -
EST&wish to buy or not; we will treat
UU1 ilUUUO CXllKA Wlli VJCXl IJ1
'our goods direct
All Gcods Marked in Plain
erate use of tobacco, but after seeing the
manufacture of plug tobacco. I can get
along for a day or two with sassafras
We are all worms of the dust but we
r.re not tobacco worms, and I do not like
a tobacco worm any better with licorice
linl New Orleans molasses on him than
I do with vinegar and machine oil. But
f let us pass on. Mr. Kusk. to other fea
tures that are more pleading.
The Catawba, Isabella and Scnpper
nong grapes originated here, and ac
cording to Humboldt's thermal criteria,
the whole state lies within the most
formidable vineyard zone of the world.
North Carolina was last to enter the
Federal Union, but was last also to
secede. She showed her courage by
sending into the army more soldiers than
anv other Confederate state and losim
with the festiv throng, but now her
prosperity is moss remarkable. The time
is coming, Mr. Rusk, when every hill in
Buncombe county will have a hotel on it
and town lots may be bought as far back
as Sandy Mush.
What I especially desire is a package
or two of the seedless watermelon seed,
some good hardy house plants, such as
Martha Washingtons, hydrangeas, four
o'clocks, etc. Also some red eyed pole
less China beans for winter nse. How
are you fixed for potato salad plants?
Also please send trellis to Mr. R. P.
Flower, of New York, so that he can
climb up on it and get a better view of
j Crops are all looking well. Rye is
now all harvested and is beimr slid down
in shutes to the stack bv those who live !
on the more perpendicular farms.
Mr. Clay Williams, a colored man,
met up with a frightful accident while
' summer fallowing on one of the hillside
farms below Homin? township last week.
j The scaffold.'it seems, gave way and he ,
ieii tne entire distance to the foot of the
farm, striking the earth twice on his
ay down and completely disembowel-
To Bervcra ana Utbuawd !en.
If you will send me your add'ess we
will mail you our illustrated p-tn.pliM
explaining hll about Dr. Dye's celebra'ed
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their charming effects trpon the Dervou
debilitated system, and how they will
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and health. Pamphlet free. If you are
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A Keal BaiBam u Kemp's Balsam
The dictionery siys, "a ba's'itn is a
thick, pure, aromatic substance flowing
from trees." Kemp's Balsam for tbe
throat and lungs is tbe onlv cough medi
cine that is a real balsam. Mauy thin,
watery cough remedies are called balsam '6
bnt such are not. fcook through a bottle
of Kemp's Balsam and notice what a pure,
thick preparation it is. If you cough
use Kemp's Balsam. At all druggists'.
Large bottles 50c and 1.
The only cotrplexion powder io the
world that is wiihou', vulearitj, without
injur; to the user and without doubt a
purifier, is Pozzoni's.
IT. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1S89.
from the factory
our prices as low as the lowest.
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., Rock Island.
Figures. Strictly One Pbice.
ft- b $
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Chronic. Nen:us Si:a Fit ats BlEeases.
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thti.tect'4 iCAfin . r .y aeCE y .-:i . Trh Ccn
rcmption.ir Insarr'ta'. t r.cii.y ty c.'x
?-SYFHlL13 ,ir.l cai Sired and Skin
Diseases rerrr.-rrtlv cure'i.
-KlDNEY ar.ci" URINARY cetnrWrW.
C'eet, Gonorrhoea, Stru-vie. Vi"CiCe'.2
all diseases of the Uenito-L'r n..r - c:i:pc
promrinv :.hcut ;r.j".:ry to Sua1.-.:.. .-'.:t.r.yj
No experiments. Aee ani tj.rsr-.fr.ct
important. ConsuitEf.on free anct eacrei.
correpoi.dt-nc .i.'t..v :r.-ae
Forty Year'- Practice r.: lef T"r !:;' . - Gi;r-antef-
C-,:r5 in ai! C'sV,;- Cave- Ernna.
Scrofula. Kyi.htlK. F!a'Mr nl liiom-y l!ik.
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(umplaint. t .-tarrh, all liiood. sViu a lid t
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Dr. Clirke a full history r: y:;.r rase. Hcuis.
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Villi nam the moat chtlicult forms of HtUM A or
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