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THE AUG US, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1891.
Fabllabed Dilj and Weekly at 1624 Second Av
enue, Bock Island, 111.
l. W. Potter. - Publisher.
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ttra character, political or religious, man nave
real name attached for publication. No soch artl
Uclea will be printed over fictitious stgnatorea
ABonyaiona commnoicatioDs not noticed.
Correspondence folic! tad boa erery township
la Bock Island county.
Mosdat, September 21, 1891.
All night street cars were put up in
service in Toronto, Canada, recently.
Double fare is charged .
Ikdiaxs on the Red river reservation
in Wisconsin are now harvesting wild
rice, which will be a mammoth crop this
jear. Indians harvest it in boalf, thresi
ins it after it dries. Many families live
upon it almost entirely.
Ex Skxatob Isgalls has doffed the
rustic attire in which he used to be clad
when he drove into town from bis potato
patch. While he waited in the station
at Kansas City for a train the other day
be wore his historic lightly-buttoned
Prince Albert coat with a pair of highly
colored trousers. His hat was a Urge
broad-brimmed white felt. He looked
very sour, and seemed to have lost flesh,
if that is possible. To a reporter who
aid to him: "Is this Senator Ing&lie?"
be bluretd out: "No, sir; there is no
such person on earth as Senator Ingails.''
Chicago Mail: "It pains ns to note
that a local firm impported 1,774 boxes
cf tin plate weighing 168 530 pounds
yesterday from Wales, paying $2,028 8t
increase in tariff duties owing to the Mc
Kinley bill. Why this firm should per
sist in importing tin plate from Wales
while according to the republican papers,
tia plate plan's are springing up through
out the United States like mushrooms
after a shower, it is difficult to under
stand. Id the meantime who ultimately
will pay that f 2.028-81 increase?"
The Minnesota wheat crop will be
worth $CO.0OO.C0O. The wheat crop of
the United Slates it has been figured
would wtigh 15.500,000 tons; it would
lake a million freight cars to carry it,
and the train would reach twice across
the continent from Boston to San Fran
cisco. We hive enough wheat to seni
a million bushels everyday in the year
to Europe, and have plenty left. This
is a great country. Eveu the infamous
robber tar:2 bill cannot entirely d-stroy
its prosperity. Providence tempers the
winds bDd tends the rain and the sun
shine to bless the people who are being
scorn by the tribute-taking protected
Feorja Herald: Governor Campbel
bas opened up Lis campaign in Ohio in
a manner likely to cause considerable
uneasiness smong his opponents. He
gives fair warning that while he shall
not (Liik any of the campaign be intends
to hold Major McCinley to strict account
for the share be had in developing pro
tection legislations during the sessions of
the Fifty first congress. Neither Sena-,
tor Sherman nor Msjor MtKin'ey are
able to point to tbeir own records oo the
silver question and declare that upon a
certain basis they stand now as they
bave always stood. They have been
more vasciliating than a Toung lady wi'.h
six lovers, cone of whom the likes better
than the others. In a joint debate with
the major the governor will be amply
able to hold bis own on both issues and
be will show up tbe iniquities of the M2
Kinley bill in good and plain form.
Tbe Cirlifcvilie Enquirer refers to tbe
evident partiality displayed by the state
board of equalization for tbe Pullman
Palace Car company and other corpora
tions, as follows:
Tbe state board of equalization of Illi
nois is making a record which will return
to plague them hereafter. Some time
ago they called upon tbe attorney general
for an opinion in regard to tbeir power to
assess corporations and other property.
In due time Attorney General Hunt rens
dered his written opinion which was vey
elaborate and covered the whole ques
tion. In that opinion be informed
them that under the law it was their
duty to assess ail property at a fair
cash value, and referred them to the
law and decisions of the courts in sup
port of his vkw of the case. But in the
lace of all this they immediately pass a
resolution stating that all the taxable
property of tbe state should be assessed
at one-fourth or 85 per cent of its cash
value, thus utterly ignoring the opinion
of the law officer of the state as well as
the wishes of tbe people. Under this
resolution the corporations will again be
onabled to get off without paying their
just proportion cf tax. Everybody
knows that under this resolution tbey will
not be assessed at more than one-fourth
of their cash value at most and the
probabilities are kt much less, while st tbe
same lime the lands of Illinois will be
assessed at from one-tbird to one-half
tbeir cash value. Tbe truth of the matter is
that this state board of equalizition, l.ke
-many otber boards in the state, it is use
less appendage, and tbe sooner it is abol
ished tbe better it will be for tbe people.
But this can never be done while the re
publican Cullom machine remains in
power In tbe state, for it is to them tbe
people are indebted for tbe numerous
boardj with which they are now sfflicted.
The people should continue the good work
begun last fall and never let up until tbe
machine Is smashed and tbe gang retired
to tbe shades of private life.
BILL NYFS HOME LIFE.
VANDEPBILT AND HE HAVE A HAP-
PY, HAPPY TIME.
(-ralg-w-Xoa Enllrened by m Gaeil Ttae
Is Death on Mushroom, and Brings a
Xloa Little Paul Along; with Him.
What tbe Paxxle Did.
Copyright, 1891, by Edgar W. Xye.
Cbaio-v-Nos. Buncombe Co., N. C, i
Up to last Saturday our lives here
bitd been almost uneventful. I rose each
morning, caroled a glad ptean, ate a lit
tln breast of kippered herring, and fin
is! ling off with some of our delightful
cl mate, would go gladly about my
work on my autobiography.
At 9 o'clock Mr. Vanderbilt comes
with the milk and vegetables fresh from
his farm. He is getting a fine start, and
th- most of bis products command a
rei.dy sale. I buy everything I can of
GEORGE CAJIE EVERY DAT.
him. He has a fine brickyard also,
which is more than self supporting. He
built it for the manufacture of his own
bricks with which to build his new house
near mine, but the bricks were so evi
dent!." superior to those made heretofore
in thi country that he was importuned
to supply a number of builders and con
tractors at good prices.
His nursery, between Biltmore and
Asheville. on the Richmond and Dan
ville rind, is also, like my own nursery,
a howling success. He grows . almost
everything known to the botanist and
poraol ist. The Baron De Larijre has
charge of the agricultural department,
aiid on a bright ninruiug it is a glailsonu
sight to see Mr. Vauder&ilt "and the
baron weeding onions i.r tarring the
noses cf their sheep.
Mr. Vanderbilt showed me yesterday
a pictu-e frame which lie bas designed,
and wl.ich will be used Tor a large photo
graph f myself to sit ou his piano in the
off parlor. It is designed to contain
nothing but products of his place, such as
cereals and other grams, seeds, nuts,
acorns, etc., etc These are glued on a
pine frtme and then a coat of shellac is
put on over the whole so as to look al
most lil e a boughten frame. There will
be an inner row of buckwheat, then a
row of flax seed, then two rows of rye
and one of wheat, then corn, oats, etc.,
with act nis and nuts, chinkapins, etc.,
etc., in the corners, with a rosette of
corn in the ear and festoons of dried
apples over the whole.
At 8 .u m. every day Mr. Vanderbilt
rings hU bell at my door and with a
long handled dipper he hands us out our
milk, also our nice, new laid hen eggs,
fresh from tbe hand of the artisan, and
warm with the atmosphere of the home
nest, and with now and then a dear lit
tle white feather still clinging to them.
He also fetches ns our roasting ears, and
when he butchers we get all sorts of
novelties from him. No man need ever
ask for a better neighbor than George
is. He helps me during the hoeing sea
son, and I help him in harvest. We
own a thi ashing machine together, and
in the foil we not only do our own
thrashing with it, but can make as high
as eighty dollars, we think, by thrashing
for the neighbors.
We leal a happy life' here, as I say,
destitute i f cark. There has been but
one case of cark here since 1 came. One
case of caik and one of Milwaukee beer.
The day goes blithely by. and at night 1
write for an hour in my diary a lot of
moral thoughts, which will be eagerly
published after my death. 1 have de
cided to laake no dying speech, for I
might die ut the same time when some
other emitent man is doing the same
thing, and so what I said might not re
ceive that attention which it so justly
How I would hate to play against Mr.
Blaine, for instance, a man who could
easily score a deathbed 'success at any
time, while 1 am timid and feel almost
certain that in any forensic effort of that
kind 1 would probably cork myself and
say something which 1 would afterward
bitterly reg:-et. What can be more piti
ful than a bad break in grammar or the
frequent uie of tautology in a dying
speech? It is for this reason that I have
decided to keep a diary, to be published
when I am gone. It will be a good
thing. It will show me in my serious
moods and also, here and there, bave
little trickle!! of pure merriment in it. a
thing 1 could not introduce into a dying
speech with credit to myself, i will
also thus bave a chance to rectify the
grammars in it and bave it punctuated
as 1 go along
As I say, we move along quietly here
from day to day, with little to excite or
overstimulatu the brain. Last Saturday
a man with a dreamy look in his pale
blue eyes came here and sat down on my
porch to look at my view. I have a good
view here, an 3 keep my horses in a de
serted sawmiL He sat there with his
hat off, drinking in the view and fanning
his high, smooth brow with bis hat. At
firBt I took him to be my doppelyanger.
He bad the same Ben Davis style of
Adam's apple, and bis high forward in
dicated that be was just as brainy as be
For a time I let him sit there. Then 1
stepped out and passed the time of day
with him. He answered rather in a
brief and abstracted way, but finally
asked my name. I told him what it was
and he took my hand. He said he had
been frequently taken for me. I was
glad of it. 1 did not care if he had been
taken for me, only why did those au-.
thorities who took him for me let him
Finally he said he knew some of my
folks. I said that might be. My folks
never did seem to learn anything by ex
perience. Some of them, 1 said, were so
kind hearted that they couldn't be un
kind even to a bunko man. He laughed
a 6ad laugh, like one who breakfasts
with the president of the United States
on the 1st day of April and cuts into a
Canton flannel cake.
But at last he interested me in him
self. He was here for his health, he said.
He had air cells in his lungs, I think, or
something of that kind. He also had a
letter from my brother. It was a letter
of introduction from my brother. As I
read it I could almost see how he suf
fered as he wrote it. Probably this man
had supported him when he ran for of
fice last fall, and now he had paid the
debt by giving him a letter of introduc
tion to me.
Taking him by the hand, I said: "Sir,
yon are my guest. A letter from my
brother will be honored at all times,
never mind what 1 happen to bo doing
at the time. The letter seems to be gen
uine, and my brother has failed to put
in the cipher which means to 'do you
up.' So I judge that he means for me
to throw myself. You are now my
guest. Come with me and I will show
you where they are going to build the
new bridge across Craig-y-Nos creek."
Ke rbse and we went away together.
As we passed the store 1 invited him in
and we got some wegars. At our store
here we have a nice, smooth sccgar, with
manilla wrapper, which is a free smoker,
and if kept well tipped up so that the
tiller will not sift out affords much
pleasure to the user. We lighted these
tt-egars, which are called the Belle of
Tailholt, Indiana, and as we puffed them
along the road we st-emed somehow to
warm toward each other, and I told him
that I knew where we could get some
calamus root if lie liked it ami some
mushrooms at least they looked like
mushrooms. He said lie was passion
ately fond cf calamus root but stiil more
so of nm.-hrooms. So we gathered some
of each and had the latter for dinner.
Noue of the rest of the family would
eat any of these mushrooms, for 1 never
gathered any before, and to be a good
mushroom gatherer one should huve
killed off h camping part- or two for the
experience. But my guest ate heartily
of them. He ate them a!L My wife
winked hopefully at me as my dopjtel
gauyer ate the last one and carelessly
ran a slice of bread around over the
platter and breathed a long, delicious
After dinner I said, "Come on: we
will go up on the top of Mount Busbee.
From there we can see almost to Ahe
ville." Really, my object was to get
him oiF the place before he died. 1 hate
to have guest die in the house, and if
I can help it I will see that it never oc
curs, especially when he has a letter of
introduction from some one I know.
We climbed the hill through the swel
tering heat, and he seemed to hold
up under it quite well. All at once,
like a clap of thunder from a clear
sky, came the terrible thought, "Oh,
heavens! oh, heavens! After all, per
haps they were really mushrooms."
The thought maddened me so that as
I pushed my way through the under
brush ahead of my guest I pulled back
a hirkory sapling and let it fly back with
such force as to knock him acrpss the
gothic oat farm of General West, of this
place. But my guest did not mind it at
all, for he came tip later with a glad
smile and humming a bit of an old love
That evening he took from his valise a
puzzle and gave it to my children. They
tried to do it. but could not. We were
smoking a couple of store cigars and the
butler was burning a rag. Finally the
children bronght the puzzle to me. It
looked simple, and as 1 am a great band
to work out difficult things, like mathe
matical sums and social problems, I told
my colored amanuensis to keep my cigar
going for a few moments and 1 would
6how the children how to do it
, COO MEl.e fc. - -
l ( I OU HP-IS 'jj
WORKING TEK FIVE RING PUZZLE.
It consisted of a circular box with a
glass cover, and inside were five brass
pins with five little brass rings lying on
tbe bottom of the box. All there is to
do, as I may say, is to flip this little box
so as to hang the five rings o the five
That was a week ago. I have not
done it yet Neither have 1 done any
thing else. ' The children's voices are no
longer beard as they romp and play.
Each one is trying to do this fool puz
zle. That in not alL I am away be
hind on my autographs. Hundreds of
rach letters remain unanswered, asider
from those answered by my colored
man, Mr. De Fuyster Smathers. Eight
letters asking me to write what I know
Bring in the BOYS and GIRLS and we will ft
em out with good, solid, serviceable
shoes that will
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
P. S. BIG NEW LINE
on a patenwork oiock of silk for a raffle
remain on my desk, and the day of the
raffle is almost here.
1 am all broken up by this man, and I
haven't written anything in my diary
for ten days. Possibly I may never
write in it again. When I try to think
now my mind creaks. My mirror shows
me gret iik circles under my eyes.
If this man comes again, I am pre
pared for liim. 1 know a bank whereon
the mushroom (?) grows, the little ! ? 1
VST mushroom. The Weeping Willow
mushroom, the kind that creates a panic
southwest of the liver and west of tea
I have also selected a plot in the pri
meval forest where he can be at rest. A
place where the trailing arbutus and the
woodtick xaay wander o'er his cute little
There is more catarrh in tnia section of
the country than all other diseases put
together, and until the lst few years was
supposed tr be incurable. For a great
many yeirs doctors pronounced it a local
disease, and prescribed local remedies, and
by constantly failing to cure with local
treatment, pronounced it incurable.
Science bas proven catarrh to be a con
stitutiooal dieae, and therefore requires
constitutional treatment. Hall's Ctarrh
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Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the odIv constitu
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blood and mucous surfacesof tbe system.
They offer f 100 for any case it fai s to
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J. B. Wilson, 871 Clay Btreet, Sharps
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Dr. King's New Discovery for consump
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