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THE AKGUS, TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 8, 1891
Fabttahed Daily ud Weekly at 1634 Second At
enue. Bock Island,-111.
J. W. Potts r, 1
Tans Daily. 60c per month; Weekly, 93.00
All eommanicatlons of a erltJeal or argument
ttra character, political or Telia-ions, man have
real name attached for publication No each arti
ttclea will be printed over fictitious signatures -Afionyuoae
communications not noticed.
Correspondence eoliclted from every township
la Rock Inland county.
Tuesday. September 8, 1891
f AGRICULTURAL ITEMS.
BILL NYE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY
Some Aeconnt of Jnanlta and the Clr
camstancea Coder Which Bia Line to
, m Male Were Penned An Interesting
and Pellucid Letter.
ICopyrlght, 1891, by Edar W. Nye-1
Bo" combe County, N. C. It is now the
season of the year for gathering in the
fall crops. The yield has not been np to
what I had looked for on my own place.
Farming with me is not indulged in
for the coarse joy it yields or the wealth
which it pours into my coffers. I do it
for the reason that I think it makes me
a better man.
LINES TO A. MULE.
I also want my boys to learn to lore
the farm. So I got them to put into
crop a small piece of gTound and agreed
to pay them a high price for their vege
tables. Being a busy man, 1 have not
paid much attention to the process of
their farming, but I have bought from
them $S3 worth of truck which I could
have gotten of the neighbors for $31.50.
and which my young agriculturists, 1
am told, did buy at even less than that.
I hate to see boys do that way to a
man who has always been regarded as a
first class parent in every way.
My farm animals consist, among other
things, of a rather coarse but well mean
ing cow, which we bought here. She
was born at the south, and some of the
best blood of this country flows in her
veins. Ideality is small, but her alimen
tiveness and inhabitiveness are large.
She has a vivacious way with her that
wins every one, but she still retains a
feeling of intense hatred toward the peo
ple of the north. Though I had nothing
to do with the war, and did not favor it
at the time, this cow holds me respon
sible to a degree for the results of the
war, and 1 have never been able to get
en rapport with her.
It is the same with a little mouse col
ored ass, or burro, which 1 bought for
use on the farm and for ornamental rid
ing over the highly inflamed roads of
North Carolina. His name is Juanita
pronounced Whaneeta. Whaneeta, in
the language of Patrick Henry, "is dead
Bore on the war," and regards me as
having brought it on, whereas I did not
do so, but, on the contrary, did ail 1
could honorably to evade it. I wrote to
a paper in I860, being at that time at
Winnipeg, that nnless the war was pre
vented in some way I would stay where
1 was for a long time.
But Juanita gets mad about the war
and broods over it, and mourns and
mourns and mourns. Juanita is also
childless, and that makes him feel the
war worse. 1 think, than be otherwise
Juanita was owned by a neighbor of
ours here named Nettles. Mr. Nettles
did not seem to want to part with Jua
nita, but did finally, and last week when
I offered to let him have the little pet he
said, "No; the wound is healed over
now. Do not tear it open afresh by com
pelling me to go all through it again. 1
have learned to live without Juanita
now. Do not jar my newly healed heart
strings any more. Take him away or 1
will set the dog on you." So I took
Juanita home again.
When we first let the children ride on
him he did not seem to brood so much
over the war, but we noticed that the
children felt uneasy about something,
and pretty soon 1 discovered that little
souvenirs of the late war were to be
found in great numbers all over him. So
1 had to disinfect him and renovate him
before we could nse him. But he regards
himself yet as my superior, I can see
that. Though poor and measly, with
large bald places on his person where he
has rubbed himself against an upright
farm while trying to forget the past and
get rid of the results of the war, I ci.n
see that he regards himself as unfortu
nate, but refined.
Juanita regards me as a low, coarse
Yankee, whose oats are reluctantly taken
in exchange for his refined social influ
ence. He does not have much fun, and
ever and anon be bursts forth into a wail
that shows how keenly he suffers. He is
the worst sample of motheaten respect
ability and nnlaundried hauteur that 1
ever saw. He has the pride of Lucifer
and the personal habits of Dries. He is
mo6t unfortunately made np of strange
contradictions and unhappy warring e!a
. xnents which fill his breast with a wild
J once wrote some lines to a pet mule
of mine, among whichoccurthe follow
ing, which I have addressed to Juanita
during the past week. There is a vein
of melancholy running through the work
which somaof my friends at the Authors
club say reminds them of Dante. It is
in blank versed which seems to be the
only literary method for successfully
treating the inulj. The words and music
are as follows:
Oh. lovely, gentle, unobtrusive male.
Thou standeet idly 'gainst the azure sky
And sweetly, sadly aingest like a hired
Who tancbt tbee thus to warble
In the noontide heat and wrestle with
Tby deep, corroding grief and Joyless woe?
Who tauelit thv simnle heart
Its penttj' wildly warring waste
Of weD.i woe to c&rrol forth upon the
I chide thee not, because thy
Song is fraught with grief-embittered
Monotone and joyless minor chords
Of wild, imported melody, for thou
Art restless, woe begirt, and
Compassed round about with gloom.
Thou timid, trusting, orphan muiel
Few Joys, indeed, are thine.
Thou thrice bestricken. madly.
Mournful, melancholy mule.
And he alone who strews
Thy pathway with bis cold remains
Can give thee recompense
Of festering and injurious woe.
He who hath nought to steer
Thy limber, yielding tail
Ferninst thy crupper band
Hath given thee joy. and be alone.
Tis true, he may have shot
Athwart the zodiac, and looking
O'er the outer walls upon
The New Jerusalem.
Have uttered rain regrets.
Thou reckest not. oh. orphan mule.
For it hath given thee joy and
Bound about thy bursting heart
And held thy tottering reason
To its throne.
Sing on. oh. mule, and warble
In the twilight gray,
Unchidden by the heartless throng.
Sing of tby parents on thy father's side.
Yearn for the days now past and gone.
For he who pens these halting.
Limping lines to thee
Doth bid thee yearn and yearn and yearn.
The above lines were written while
recovering from an injury received while
Irying to thread the tale of one of these
little creatures through a split stick in
the fall of '75. Though the writer was
lacked with pain, the poem seems to
breathe a spirit of forgiveness and un
tutored poesy and trust and passion, as
well as the massive poetic feet which
characterize some of the earlier works of
Thomas Brower Peacock, of Topeka,
1 employ on my farm, also, a small
pair of variegated steers, which the artist
has kindly agreed to illustrate. They
are having a sitting now as 1 write.
These docile creatures are entirely un
der my control, and though much larger
than the average North Carolina steer of
trade they are thoroughly subservient
to my will, and my admirers need not
ft ar that anything will hapjen to me
that would deprive them of me, for 1
or'ten entertheircage and fool with them
by the hour, at times inserting my head
in their extended jaws as far as it will
go and then rudely removing it. Their
names are Brin and Bully.
Crops here are not above the average
this year. Rabbits are eating many of
my vegetables, and that, together with a
prolonged visit from the artist who is
sketching my steers, will make times
pretty hard here during the winter.
Hay is rather a light crop here every
year, and grass of all kinds does poorly.
Wry few lawns of any merit are seen in
the state, owing to the extreme thinness
of the soil and its tendency to wash into
a neighboring state.
-1 used bonedust in my farming this
year, and the crop will pay the drayage
on this lonedtist, leaving perhaps eight
een or twenty cents for future use. I use
on'.y the best bonedust, if possible, no
matter what the cost. It will pay in te
en L Nothing is gained by buying the
bo:iednst of inferior ieople.
(Commuters between New York and
Philadelphia will find a good bone works
between Jersey City and Newark. It is
on the left band side as you but you
can co right to it if you wish to do so.
Apples are looking well, especially the
Early Horse apple, the Low Flat Early
Dutch Drum Head apple, the Isabella
apple, the Limbertwig apple, the Late
Vc rmless apple, the Dead Red or League
apjle with lignum vitce works in it, the
Winter Death Rate Seedling apple and
the Trunk Line apple, all are looking
very well indeed.
Flowing for winter grains is now go
ing forward, esjiecially on pome of the
more erect 'arms. Rye will be sown ' a
laiye quantities here nest year. A North
Carolina farm looks best with vegetables
at t he base, then grain of some kind, and
then at the top a border of peavines
running around the upper edge of the
fans, together with a molding of some
kind to bang pictures on. Some of these
fan is look well when draped with some
thirg pretty, and on cold nights I hang
a d irk drap de tat portiere over my
fam, or sometimes a Rice curtain, to
keep the moths out of my watermelons.
Willing hands are now working ,a
the roads of Buncombe county, and or
ders are issued that the dead along the
A PAIR OF VARIEGATED STEERS.
road who have perished from internal
'viuries or corduroy dislocations, con
cussions, etc, shall be buried at the ex
pense of the state.
Our principal roads are soon to be mac
adamized, and the legislature will be
memorialized. This will be of untold
benefit to both.- - -
The condition of this county is rapidly
approaching completion, and will one
day add to those already past, thus gath
ering in its wonderful career all those
which is held forth to be, as the good
Book has said, "For the night cometh
when no man shall roll together as a
scroll, falling some on good ground and
some on the just as well as the unjust,"
and, as Isaiah would say, if I do not for
get the exact wording, "(Jo forth as the
cedars of Lebanon or a great rock in a
weary land to cry out, fear not and
flourish from the rising of the sun even
unto the third and fourth generations of
just men made perfect."
The above suggests to me a note just
received from a correspondent of mine
who has been writing to me regularly
for over two years, though I have not
answered any of his letters because they
were too deep for me. Profound thought
on religious or political matters the doc
tors have warned me against, as either
one carried to excess causes the forma
tion af large lumps in the brain, and at
times i? apt to promote a fungus growth
in the n.jrth side of the brain cell.
Two weeks ago I got a letter from this
man, but could not seem to quite copo
with it, being rather superficial in my
reasoning, and better fitted, perhaps, for
watching P. T. Barnum's tomb than for
active mental exertion in hot weather.
So judge of my delight when I received
the following yesterday:
Sir. Edgar V. N ye:
Deak Mr Although it should not he a con
sideration and rtr probably is not I would
like to say I wish to take back the suggestions
I sent yoa other than as applied to myself in
creased to the extent that I want nothing to do
with it whatever alia probably uncalled for.
The third party is all right enough and can be
Improved as having something to it and in any
case is working in from every view the beat
direction free and the question brought up,
taken out or given a back seat or no promi
nence or hedged, free silver coinage no good
can possibly come from, but which within a
need could be a thousand times better handled
and meet (case more money need and accom
panying possibilities taken the best advantage
of or furthered with it i. The back gold pay idea
In regard to illogic al nonsense as a question and
especially unjust in lc.psidedness both within
the present condition and as policy.
Very respectfully yours. .
There are three other men and a wom
an who are writing me on the same
subject every week. I like their clear
and unanswerable iogie, but 1 cannot do
the work on a large farm and expect to
be quick enough to grasp all these great
questions in a minute.
The fact is, that by the time I have
done all the chores at night and bathed
my chubby feet at the well and wiped
them on the grass I ought to go to bed.
and too often I do so when mental
growth 1 can see has to be sacrificed and
nice profound thoughts remain in an un
I have also got another correspondent
who thinks he is a geological eioch. He
threatened to come and visit me at my
home. That is why I came here. Here
I know that I am safe. Unless some one
repairs the roads.
In tne pursuit of tne gooi things of
tms world e wu'eipate too much, we
3t out the heart nd "weetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful foreiboujtt of
them. The results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
a'.l claims. It cures dyspepsia, and ail
s-onwh, liver, kidney ucS bladder
doubles. It is a perfect tosic, appetizer,
blood purifier, s s'jre cure for ague and
n.iiriei disante-i. Price. t -ect?. cf
Do Ton Cotgkt
Don'tdelay. Take Kemp's Balsam, the
best coueb cure. Ir will cure your
coueds and colds. It will cure pains in
the chest. It will cure ioQuenza and
broDcbiiis sod all diseases pertamirg to
the lungs because it is a pure ba)sm.
Hold it to tbe light sod see bow clear and
thick it is. You will see tbe excellent
effect after taking the first dose. Lirge
bottles 50c and fl.
I bed catarrh of tbe head acd tbrnat
for five years. I used Elj's Cream Balm,
and from tbe first application I was re
lieved . Ibe sense cf smell, which bad
been lost, was restored alter unrig one
bottle. I have found tbe bairn tbe only
satisfactory remedy for catarrh, and it
has effected a cure in my case. H. L.
Meyer, Waverly, N. Y.
THE TRAVELERS' GUIDE.
CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND A PACIFIC ifAlL
way Depot corner Fifth avenue and Thirty-
q--t gireei. mum, a. riammer. agent.
TRAINS tLlATK. iti.
Coulci; bluffs AMinneso-f M..-.;
tabay Express f 4..S am, '1.00 am
Eaticas City Day Express. . . 5 :50 am i 1 :16 pm
Washington Express 8.38 pm: lx:USpm
Council Bluffs A Minneso- t .f.,i
ta Express ( "7 .50 pm 7 .06 am
Council bluffs Detveri ......,.
Limited Vestibule Ex.. f 1 "! S S9am
8sn City Limited 10-R5pm! R:09 am
Atlnntic Accommodation.... B-30 am ii:15 pm
tpoicgwefl. tOoicgeast. Dsay.
BUKLISGTON ROUTE C, B. A i. RAIL
way Depot First avenne and Sixteenth St.,
M J. Young, agent.
TRAINS. I lsti. tnniva.
St. Loa: iixpress 6:45 air 6:4s am
St. iaF Bxprese i 7:35 pm 7:18 pm
St. Paul Express 5:45 pm 7:Ham
Oeardstown Passenger 8:65 pin 10:35 am
Way Freight (Monmouth)... 8:25 am 1:50 pm
Way Freight (Sterling) 13:98 pm 10:10 am
Sterling Passenger 7:20 am 6:48 pm
Dubuque " 10:86 am :f8pm
CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE ST. PAUL RAIL
way Racine A Southwestern Division De
pot Twentieth street, between First and Second
avenue, E. D. W. Holmes, agent.
TRAIW8. - Liat. Abritb.
Mail and Express 6:46 an 9:00 pm
St. Paul Express 8:16pm 11:25 am
t.A Accommodation....... l:00pa 10:10am
A Accommodation 7:86am 6:10pm
ROCK ISLAND PEORIA RAILWAY DK
pot First avenue and Twentieth street. F.
TRAINS. LAT. ABB1TS.
Fast Mall Express 8:10 am 7:30 pm
Express 8:0pm 1:80 pm
Cable Accommodation...... 9:10 am 8:00 pm
4:00pm 6.-06 am
Bring in the BOYS and GIRLS ond we will fit
em out with good, solid, serviceable
shoes that will .
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
P. S. BIG NEVV LINE
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with J. T. Ken-wo-tr-y.
1746 Second Avenue:
JACKSO.N & IICRST,
ATTORNETS AT LAW, Office in Rock Island
National Bank Building, Rock Island. 111.
B. D. SWXXKBT. O. I. WitllS.
SWEENEY & WALKER,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Orace in Bengston's block. Rock Island, IU.
JCcEMRY & McESlRV,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on good
security, make collections. Reference. Mitch
el.' A Lynde. bankers. Office in Postonlce block.
THE DAILY A RHUS.
R SALE EVERY EVENING at Crampton's
News Maud. Five cents per copy.
DR. Ji E. HAWTHORNE,
Teeth extracted without pain by the new
method. Office over Don'i",
No. 1617 Second avenue. Rock Island.
DRS. BICKEL & SCHOEMAKER
Mitchell & Lynde's Block, Rooms 29-31.
DR. W. H. LUDEWIB.
8 to 11 a. m. 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p. m.
Mitchell & Lynde Block. Rooms 33 34.
(Take Elevator) Telephone No. 1082.
DR. J. D. HAWKS.
FIIY!U IA AXI M BUEOX.
Office in I. O. O. F. Buiidirc, Eighteenth
street. Rock Itland.
office Hours (Ho 11 a. m.ar.d J to 4 and 7 to
8 p. lu. Telephone No. 104.
K. M. PEARCE,
Boom 33 in M'tchell & Lynde's new block.
For sale by all first-claps Grocery dealers.
-HAS IKVBNTK D A-
which does its work in a thorough manner.
,Snt thoroughly parries the air and removes
all obnoxious smells. For sale at Emil Koehler's
Price, SO Cekts Per Bottle.
We have a most complete line of
at very popular prices.
Ave., under Rock Island House
OP SCHOOL SHOES.
o pc Harm a ovim
lOOOlVJile of Ioar
Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Pan
Via the Famoas Albert Lea Roate.
St. Louis, Minneapolis and St. Paul
Via St. Louia, Minneapolis k St. I'aoi Shoit Line.
Through Sleepers and Chair Cars
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AND 7. PA.'
PEORIA, CEDAR RAPIDS AND SIOUX FALLS, DAK.
CHICAGO AND CEDAR RAPIDS
Via the Famoa. Albert Lea Boata.
THE SHORT LINE
SPIRIT LAKfc. T
The Great Iowa Summer Kesort.
For Railway and Hotel liat, so-iptive
Pamphlets and all tiiforintic.i. address
'Jeu'l Ticket and I'asseiiger Auent.
FO CHEAP HOMES
On line of this road in Northwestern Iowa,
Southeastern Minnesota and Central Iakota,
whert drought and crop failures are unknown.
Tliausands of choice acres of laud vet unsold.
Local Excursion rates uien. For fiill iniorn.
tton asto prices of land and rates of faie. address
fcen'l Ticket and Pacncer Aceut.
Ail of the P;iseiif;er Trains on all divisions of
tins Hallway are healed bv sieani from the
enifin-. and the Main Line Ia"v Passenger Trains
Hi lighted wit;-, the Electric I.iuht.
Maj.s, Time la'oies, TIiioul-Ii liates and all ln-
Biiation fnrni-licd on application to AL-ent-L
sets on sale over tins route at all prominent
boints in the Vnion. and bv Its AL-ents, to al
rts of the United Sta'rs alid anada.
fFer announceiiK nts i.f Kxctirsion Eatri,
ami local matters of imprest, please refer to ths
local columns of this pa)er.
C J. IVES, J. C. HANNEGkN,
I'M. t 4 Gen'l Snpt. Gen'l Ttt. A Vatm. ASt
CfOAP. AP,D. ICW.
C. O. D.
221 and 223
AL Laundry Work done on short notice.
A .pecialty of Dress Skirts.
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
No. 1724 THIRD AYE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
tyFlrst-clas work and fpecial attettion to
ring rs t;p,-
Telephone No. 1214
John Yolk: Sc Co,
Saab, Doors, Blinds, Biding, Floonr
and all kinds of wood work for builders.
Ilchtaenth St., bet. Third and Fosrta ares.
m. j r- n i . . . J
It s'ii. l.-fi'.T. 1
hood, Faiimg Mrr-.c-y. t'.i.r
Terrible Dreair.s. Head sr. J c. t
li.e .-.Te-ts en: r.,: . r'.y d:i . .
rumptionor Ir.iar.ity, t.-c' -jl.
meUr.vi wx P". cr-f... rc '.
Diseases perrrintrit.y c::i
y-KIDNEY and LhV.iXrlv.
G.eet, uonorrhcea. Stricture. .
alt diseases cf t.ie Cer.ito-l -. -promptly
Withc.it -.n l.
Clher t riT.ir.;.
9?- No exf enmerts. Ac?
important, tcriau'.taiirs ir;:
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Fortv Ye.tr-." IJr;K u-- :
antee Ci:rs ir r,:i ( J.-
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No m.iTtt-r w no has f
Dr. Clarke a l.M hi-t r : -6
to a ; Sand.) 9 to :z. '. - .
F. D. CLARKE. M.D,
186 So. Clark St.. CH'CACC.
TO 7BE miB
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M IDDLECED MEN
DfTaiid iii.l-I liT(r"Ut'i' tTc."
if Trent aiciit a r- iitr, Tt.it:i a-v- " ';'
JEMiflAL PASTILLES. ViVr
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