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Traditional Stories on the Employment
of Mosle u Medical Agency.
As a medical agency mnsic has in times
past been much in request. At the present
day in s uncivilized countries where it is
commonly believed that sickness is pro
duced by the malignant influence of evil
spirits, the usual met hod of driving these
away is by music. In Burmah, when severe
illness of any kind has baffled all human
skill, it is customary to abandon all
further medical treatment, the patient's
complaint being supposed to be caused by
an evil spirit, which must be driven away
before any chance of recovery can be, ex
pected. This is accomplished by means of
music, during the performance of which
certain n ystic rites are observed.
But ap trt from the idea of demoniacal
possessio as the cause of disease, music
has from early times been in repute
Pythagotns and Xenocrates cured maniacs
by melodious sounds; and, coming down to
modern times, mnsic as a cure for insanity
is alluderl to by Shakespeare in "Richard
II" (Act V, scene S), where the king says:
This music mads me, let it sonnd no more.
For though it help madmen to their wits.
In me it seems it will make wise men mad.
Burton, also, in his "Anatomy of Melan
choly" hi given an account of the medical
qualities of music, telling ns that "besides
that power it hath to expel many other
diseases, it is a remedy against despair and
melanchdy, and will drive away the devil
himself." Indeed, music may be said to
form an interesting and important chapter
in the hii-tory of medicine of bygone years,
numerous remedies from its effects being
recorded ;n medical and other works.
M. Burette was of opinion that music
has the pjwer of affecting the whole nerv
ous sysu m "so as to give a temporary re
lief in ce-tain diseases," and Jacques Bon
net tells how on one occasion he was
entertained by a friend, then in the service
of the Pr nee of Orange, with the perform
ance of three first rate musicians. This
was the remedy, he informed him, which
his master employed to get rid of melan
choly whenever therewith oppressed.
Jean Ingelow's Poem "Divided."
Miss J an lngelow, in a letter recently
published, tells the history of her well
known foeni "Divided." She says: "I
wrote thut nearly thirty years ago. My
mother (newly a widow) took a house ia
the count ry lor a few weeks, near Ongar,
about a riile from where our friends the
Isaac Taylors then lived. Passing one day
through .t fi;ld between the two houses I
saw a little l.rook. We paused for some
reason or its brink, being all on one side of
it. It was too wide to be crossed, and we
did not. want to cross; but in imagination
I followe 1 it up to its source. It was a cause
of -division down there, but above it would
not be; nnd I naturally appeared to per
ceive the two children at the source, and
how it would divide them as they followed
it. It wts a symbol of those events in hu
man life which naturally and inevitably
divide. That really is all of the poem. It
bad only to be set down in words, and
what litt e art there is in it is mainly with
in tbe first few words; for an "empty sky"
is always to my imagination as solemn as
it is beautiful; and the beginning does not
satisfy my notions unless in a work of art
it belongs to the end.
A Feather in His Cap.
This p.irase, signifying honor and dis
tinction, trose from the custom prevalent
amouc; t le ancient Syrians, and perpetu
ated to U is day among the various savage
or semic viazed tribes of Asia and Ameri
ca, of adding a new feather to their head
gear for t very enemy slain. In the days of
chivalry the young knight received his
casque fettlierless, and won his piurues as
he had ts-on his spurs. In a manuscript
written I y Richard Hansard in 1598, and
preserved in the British museum, it is said
of the Hungarians that it had been an an
cient cust oni among them that none should
wear a feather but he .who had killed a
Turk, an l to such only it was lawful to
show the number of feathers in their caps.
In Scotia id and Wales it is still customary
for the sportsmen who kills his first wood
duck to p luck out a feather and stick it in
The fol owing figures represent, the mem
bership of churches in the United States
according to a compilation made bythe
New Yor-t Independent:
Advent ist-H 1(0,712
Bapti.sU . 4,(TT8A9
Christian Tnion X30,(X
C'ongregat ionalists. 4T5.IJ
German Evangelical 12S,(M0
New Jera- alem ,(
Presbyter ans 1,10.113
Episcopal ans 4,"i.fi42
Reformed German 1W 1,127
Reformed Dutch W.015
Roman Cl tholics 7.8.V)
Universal sts : 3?,7S0
Although it is now nearly sixty years
siuce Charles Lamb died, the little cottage
in which he aud his sister resided at Ed
monton t-bows but slight evidence of any
external change. Situated a few yards
from the railway station, the house, with
its gable facing the roadway, its red tiled
roof and whitened walls, its narrow door
way and small paned windows, gives tbe
impressic n of Old World comfort and se
clusion. A rowan tree, on the branches of
which bang clusters of red berries, stands
at the ga eway, and its autumnal appear
ance imp u-ts just now a pictorial attract
iveness to the interesting building, which
ia still kiiown as Lamb's Cottage.
The Real Persian Sherbet.
Tbe ret 1 Persian sherbet seems to be sim
ply a glata of cold water with a lump of
ugar in it; bnt it may be flavored end
lessly. Thus there are sherbets prepared
with siraps of raspberry or pineapple,
with len.on, orange or pomegranate juice.
The water must be always cold, and, if
possible, have blocks of frozen snow float
ing in t le enp, but the mixture should
never effervesce. The most expensive of
all sberix-tt, popular only among the higher
classes, U- made from the distilled flowers
of a part.cular kind of willow.
The term mother country is used to sig
nify one' native country, but the term ap
plies especially to England, in relation to
America and the colonies. Tbe inhabit
ants of North America, Australia, etc,
are for tl e most part descendants of Eng
lish pare its. and therefore England may be
termed tiie mother country'- The Germans
call their native country fatherland.
Bon the Tariff Depresses the Prta avf
Oar Farm Produce In Europe.
The great exportation of our wheat to
Europe has caused some fear as to the
rate of exchange, since a premium has
already been placed on gold bars and
com by the banks of England' and
Now this simple little statement has
m it an important meaning for the
American farmer, and should enlighten
him as to one of the hidden evil effects
of the tariff.
A premium on gold means that more
wheat must be given to get it; in other
words, it depresses the prices of wheat
But why did these banks find it neces
sary to put a premium on gold? Let any
wheat grower look at the tables of im
ports which were recently published by
the treasury department to show how
the McKinley law has worked. For the
nine months extending from Oct 1, 1890,
to June 30, 1891, there was a heavy fall
ing off in many classes of goods that we
have been buying from Europe, and
our high tariff organs have been print
ing the figures showing these reductions
with the utmost satisfaction, claiming
stupidly enough that "Europe's loss is
in the first nine months of the McKin
lty law manufactures of wool fell off
114,900,000; cotton lacings, edgings, etc,"
H. 700,000; manufactures of flax, hemp,
jute, etc., $3,700,000; hats, bonnets, etc.,
$3,900,000; seeds, $1,600,000; manufac
tures of silk. $1,700,000; buttons, $1,
200,000; corsets, $720,000; fancy articles,
$926,000. Tin plate increased by $13,600,
000, but it has fallen off enormously since
the McKinley tax took effect on July 1.
Our imports of plates in June reached
$7,016,000 worth, and in July they fell
to $425,033 worth.
These figures show that we are refus
ing, thanks to our McKinleyism, to take
the very things which Europe has to of
fer ns in payment for our farm products,
and Europe is therefore compelled to
trench upon her gold supply in order to
make payment. But Europe needs her
gold and will not willingly part with it.
Hence the price of goid begins to rise
just so soon as it becomes necessary to
send gold here to pay for our produce.
Thus our farmers are compelled to
take a lower price for their produce
than they would if we allowed Europe
to pay us in goods. Europe has an
abundance of these, and they are so
cheap that our protected manufacturers
quake and tremble every time anybody
talks about lowering the tariff to let
them come in; and they are the very
kinds of goods that our people want
If we take them in large amounts
there will be no need for a premium on
gold in London and Paris, and our wheat
will bring full value.
Did you ever see the tariff in this light
Klch and Poor I'nder McKinleyism.
When the tariff shuts ont goods en
tirely it is always such goods as poorer
people buy; rich people buy what suits
their tastes, whatever the priee may be.
An illustration of this is found in our
imports of carpets. The carpets im
ported in the fiscal year 1S90 came in at
an average value of $1.16 a yard. The
treasury report shows that the average
value for the fiscal year ended June SO,
1891. was $2.08 a yard.
But the report gives a still more inter
esting insight into the workings of the
McKinley duty. One part of it gives an
extended comparison of the imports for
the nine months from October, 1S90, to
June 30, 1891. with those of the 6ame
months in the previous year. The Mc
Kinley tariff went into effect on Oct 6
last year, and the imports of carpets
from Oct 1 to J one 30 were valued at
$2.41 a yard.
The same thing is ehown in cotton
cloth. That which came in under nine
months of the McKinley law was valued
at 13i cents a yard as against 11 2-5 cents
for the corresponding nine months under
the old law
These figures were gotten up by the
treasury department at the cost of much
labor and money to show the beautiful
workings of the McKinley tariff law.
What they do show is that the rich are
going on buying European goods while
the poor are 6hut np to the tender mer
cies of the "home market." plastered
over as it is with tariff trusts and com
binations. These figures explode one of the most
deeply cherished superstitions of the
high tariff cranks. They say that when
you put up the tariff the foreigner will
reduce his prices in order to get into our
market, and in this way he will pay our
tariff taxes. The figures just quoted go
to show that the foreigner is not doing
any such thing. They show that he is
continuing to sell high priced goods to
the rich people of America, while the
poorer class are simply left
Competition cheapens goods, say the
protectionists; and they are right But
how can the tariff cheapen goods,
since its very purpose is to cut off com
petition? If it is competition that they
want they can have that in fullest
measure by inviting it from every na
tion on earth. The tariff wall shuts ont
competition and gives the domestic man
ufacturers the opportunity to get rid of
it entirely by forming trusts and combi
nations. And they do it
In Pittsburg we have had more fail
ores since the passage of the McKinley
bill than was ever known in the history
of the city. This undue stimulation cre
ates nndue competition. During the
past three weeks we have had m large
glass and an iron failure. Where is all
the milk and honey promised us upon
the passage of the McKinley bill? We
are anxiously looking for it National
Glass Budget (labor organ).
The New York Fruit Trade Journal
says: "George Si Knight, of San Jose,
Cat, got three tons of dried prunes from
160 trees about an acre and a half be
ing profit per acre of $440." And tbe
good Major McKinley doubled the duty
on prunes to protect such nwenjstf nl
growers as Mr. Knight
That Looks Impossible !
But it is the Truth !
Our entire stock of Clothing and Gents Furnish
ing Goods has to be sacrificed regardless
of cost, as we will positively
QUIT THE CLOTHING BUSINESS.
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
lor le dlren.
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Will give away a NEAT PENCIL CASE
with every pair of School Shoes this com
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CARSE & CO.
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