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THK AUGUS. MONDAY JANUAliY 23, 1893.
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Monday, Jaotakt 23. 1893.
Kate Field's Washington furnishes
iome goasip about Senator Palmer which
showi that he is truly entitled to sjm
If Mr. Cleveland finds cabinet timer
running short, there are congressmen
who should make up the deficiency and
supply him with a wholesale stock in as
sorted sizes, sufficient to flil more cabi
nets than there ever has been or is likely
to be until this nation covers the entire
continent. Senator Palmer, of Illino's,
declares his ability to furoUh candidates
lor anything from a oal-heaver up to a
secretary of state. He has received
bushels of applications, and although he
has three clerks busy they are unable to
oatch up with the correspondence. Sen-
tor Palmer has a suspicion that his et
tire state proposes moving on to Wash'
ington in a body after the 4th of March
Found a "Nigger" Already.
The political seiisation of the day in
Illinois is the discovery by Auditor Gore
of a discrepancy in the accounts of his
republican predecessor in office, Auditor
Pavey, who has carried away documents
alleging to ksve been unaccounted for
amounting to $ 18 000 These facts were
revealed by the first official act of At-torney-Gerieral
Moloney which was to draw
up a legal document miking a formal de
mtnd upon exAuditor of Public Ac
counts Pavey for the cash books and
records of disbursements of the insurance
department of th3 auditor's office
For many years the democrats have
held that thousands of dollars of ftes re
ceived in the insurance department of
the auditor's office have been improperly
appropriated by republican auditors. The
republicans in return have maintained
that not one dollar in excess of the limi
allowed by law has been taken. Soon
after the adoption of the new constitu
tion of the state of Illinois, the insurance
department received fees fees aggregat
ing annually many thousards of dollars
in recent years as high as $30,000 or
$ 85,000 per annum. The official saiar
of the auditor of public accounts it
13.500 per annum, but the fees from ih.
insurance office have swelled this consid
erably more. The act of the ecccral as
embly creatine the in Furnr.ce depart-
ent of the auditor's effice and providing
for its maintenance, contains the lollop ing
"Provided that the ret amount of al
fees over and above the cost of perform
ing the clerical lat-or connected therewith
with (-ball not exceed, under this act. tin
sum of $5 000, aEd any amount abovr
that sum shall be paid over to the stat
The interpretation put on this clause
by that ex-auditors has been that the state
auditor is entitled to $5,000 per annua
as an extra remuneration in addition to
his $3,500 saliry and in addition to tha
which he has a right to deduct as the ex
pense of maintaining the insurance de
partment. The democrats, however,
never conceded this interpretation.
About a week ago Hon. David Gore,
the new democratic auditor of public ac
counts, made the d scovery that the books
showing the expenditures cf the insur
ance department of the auditor's office
had been abstracted and could nowhere
be found. Persistent searching further
more developed the fact that not only
Auditor Pavey's books on this subject
were missing, but that similar records ex
tending as far back as 1876, and through
the administrations of republican audi
tors, Charles P. Swigert and Thos. B.
Needles, were also miising.
In response to the papers which were
served upon him, ex auditor Payey main
tains that the documents and fees are his
private property. In the legal investiga
tion which is inevitable we shall seo about
People had rather anticipated reytls
tions on the turning of the long existing
republican ring rule out of power, but
they did not expect the discovery of that
"nigger in the woodpile" so soon.
Of Hood's Ssrssparilla is always within
the bounds of reason because it is true
talwavs appeals to the so'ier, common
sense of thinking people because it is
trHe; and it is always fully substantiated
by endorsements which, in the financial
world would be accepted without a mo
ment's hesitation .
For a general family cathartic we con
fidently recommend Hood's Pills.
vVhat the Hon. George G. Vest rays in
regard to the superiority of the Dirch
berg's diamond and non-changeable spec
"I am using glasses which I purchased
from Prof. Hirscbberg and they are the
best I ever tried; it affords me great
pleasure to recommend Prof. Hirschherg
as an excellent optician, and his g I asset
arc simply unequalled In my experience
O. G. Vkst.'
These spectacles are for sale by T. H
Thomas at'ent fr.r Rock Island.
THE SACRCI) EYEBALL OF BUDDHA
It la laeloaed la Tea Wrapping and fca
blotted for a Consideration.
The follow tag is from the pen of a
traveler who visited the orient in 1888:
"Among tie sacred relics of Horluji
is the veritable eyeball of Buddha. It
looks like nothing else but the tiny,
black, well-l foiled pearl that one so
often finds in an oyster stew. This
'eye of Buddha1 is shown every day at
high noon, special mass being chanted
by the' priests while the relic is being
brought out and displayed. For a
consideration, and for the welfare of
the temple's treasury, the mass can be
repeated at any hour. Wesentforthe
pfiest. who came in company with a
brother who 3 office was that of hold
ing a big yollow umbrella over the
holy man's bead.
"First he knelt, touched a silver
gong, and played before a gilded shrine
with closed doors and golden lotus
ornaments. Next be drew from one
side of the si. tine a large bundle cov
ered with a wrapping of rich old-gold
and red brocade aud tied with silk
cords. This 'vas reverently laid on a
low, ornamented table near the altar.
Then, with muttered chants of prayer
going on all the time, the old priest
untied and laid out bag after bag of
brocade, each lined with some dull,
contrasting color and tied with heavy
"After the r inth bag had been taken
out and untie I an upright box covered
with more brc cade appeared, and, lift
ing it out, the priest opened it and
produced a little rock crystal reliquary
and set it upo l a gilded lotus pedestal
that 6tood near. This reliquary was
shaped like the tombstones in a cem
etery a cube, a sphere and a pyramid
being placed one above the other and
held together w ith gold wire.
"In the 'hollow of the sphere lay the
tiny little dingy relic, which rattled
around like a pearl or a pebble when
the priest turned and tipped the box so
that I could get a better view of the
"He never stopped once in his mat
tered chant, and after a proper time
had been given for me to see it to my
satisfaction he replaced the relic in its
ten wrappings and again consigned it
to its sacred si Tine."
HALF A DOL LAR FOR A POTATO.
Tobacco nnd Geld on a Tar on the Upper
Yukon River, Alaska.
R. D. Miles, visitor in tLis city.says
the San Francisco CW, gives a graphic
account of the prices current for or
dinary commodities on the upper
Yukon river, Alaska.
Ho has just returned from that coun
try, where, he states, there were over
100 men at woik during the last sum
mer washing g'-ld from the river bars
and rifts. The majority of them will
winter in that oountry."
"Well, I'll tell you, I am glad to got
back to civiliza Lion again," he said.
"Gold is plentiful; in fact it is an or
dinary trick for a man to wash out
from f2J to ?G0 a day, but a man needs
all that to live any way comfortable in
that country, aid he has but little to
show after a season of hard work.
"When I left that country a trader
willi a small stock of goods" was mak
ing his way up the river from some of
the coast trading points in a canoe.
In fact he had saveral of them loaded
with provisions. He was assisted in
his jouruey by l.alf a dozen Indians.
"Well, when ho left, after selling out
his cargoes, lie iiad about all the gold
dust the miners hud washed out in four
or five months f steady work.
"We ran short of provis.ions.and had
subsisted on besr meat and other game
so long that we willingly parted w ith
nearly all we had to get some civilized
"Well, ths trader his name was
Emmons sold the several sacks of
suds he had with him at the rate of
from 30 to 50 cents per potato.
"His flour sold for $20 a sack, and we
were just glad enough to pay $5 a
pound for the very poorest quality of
tea he had with him.
"He had several sides of bacon in
his stock, which he disposed of. at
about ?1 a slice. A few sacks of the
despised beau brought $1 a pound.
"We had been out of tobacco for
nearly two monllis.and had drawn but
little solace out of pipefuls of dried
leaves and moss. W hen this fellow
appeared on the scene we took him to
our hearts as a benefactor and gave
him ounces of gold for plugs of tobac
co. An ounce of gold brings f 16 in
Alaska and $19 at the mini here.
"We bought hundredweight of
onions, for which we were assessed six
ounces of gold.
"I tell you what, we poured out the
dust upon that fellow Emmons, and
he bad so much ef it I don't think I
would like to take the contract to pack
it from here to tl o city hall.
"Xou must not think from this ap
palling price list that we were starving
to death. We had plenty of game and
fish, but that kind of grub palis on the
Abe "boys," ho.vever.appear to have
made money on the Yukon river bars.
Mr. Miles states that all of them have
stakes," and he came down to Vic
toria with several of them who had
"cleaned up" from $12,'W0 to $23,000
Last Al olitlonist.
The old abolitionists are all gone but
not before thev saw a realization.
Mrs. Eunice lioss Davis of Dcdham,
Mass., now 92 years old, is the only
surviving member of the Woman's
Anti-Slavery society. She is still in
rather vigorous health.
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They Have Qaeor Methods ef Treatlaa
We might well learn a lesson from
the Indian's health and strength. With
him a constant succession of long days
spent in active bodily exercise in the
open air developed a race which was
Ehysically unexcelled, probably, even
y the Greeks, says the Youth? Com'
Exposure, fatigue, privation and
physical injury were lightly borne.
The seeming indifference to pain,
which gained for him the title of
"stoic," was probably due as much to
an absence of severe pain as to an un
flinching endurance of it.
The Indian is not without surgical
and medical skill. Dr. Kingston of
Montreal, in a paper recently read in
London, describes some interesting
procedures which are part of the Ind
ian's traditional skill.
For the Indian who breaks an arm
or leg in the depths of the forest,
splints admirably adapted for their
purpose are immediately cut. "These
are lined with down-like moss or
scrapings or shavings of wood or with
fine twigs interlarded with leaves, or,
in winter, with curled-up leaves of the
cedar or hemlock, and the whole is
surrounded with the withes of willow
or osier, orjyougn birch."
Sometimes the soft. bark of the pop
lar or the bass wood is used, or, if the
accident occurs near the marshy shore
of a lake or river, resort may be had
to wild hay or to reeds of uniform
length and thickness.
For carrying a wounded man an or
dinary "stretcher" of elastic boughs is
made, but when the injured man has
only a single companion, two young
trees of birch, beech or hickory ai$
cut, with the upper boughs left un
touched; from these is constructed a
stretcher. The jolting from the drag
ging is broken by the elastic boughs.
It is stated that in the Indian's "plen
titude of health," bony union of fract
ures takes place in a remarkably short
"Indian tears, Indian balsams and
other such 'cure alls' the virtue of
which it sometimes takes columns of
the daily journals to chronicle are
not theirs. To the white man is left
this species of deception."
According to Dr. Kingston, the Ind
ians employ counter-irritation by
means of tire applied at a distance
from the affected part. They iecise
abscesses with pointed flint. They
perform amputations, in the course of
which the bleeding is stanched bv
means of hot stones.
-DECIDED BY THE WEATHER,
Great Rattles In Which the Elements
Have Taken Part.
It is a singular fact that most of the
great battles which have shaped the
course of the world's history have been
fought under atmospheric conditions
which have played no Mil a 11 part in
deciding their issue.
Thus Arminius. the Goth, defeated
the Romans uuder Varus during a ter
rilie thunderstorm, which, according
to Dion, so teiritied the legionaries
that tliej- lost heart and were easily
thrown into disorder.
When Xerxes invaded Greece a vio
lent storm at sea sunk no fewer than
4 )0 of his ships and transports and left
him comparatively helpless before the
So, too, at the battle of Canrm Han
nibal took advantage of a hijih wind
to place himself so that while the Ro
mans were blinded with a dust storm
his men had the wind at their backs.
Coming to more modern times the
Norntan conquest of England was al
most diverted bv a violent storm,
which scattered William's ships and
el rove them back to the coast of
At Crecy it is well known that the
rainstorm w hich relaxed the strings of
the Genoese bowmen practically put
them out of the lield, while the Eng
lish archers.who had kept theirstrings
dry. were able to demoralize the
French vanguard by their deadly
The battles of Towton and Barnet
were both practically decided by the
assistance which the elements ren
dered to the Yorkists.lirst in the shape
of a blinding snowstorm, and second,
through the medium of a dense fog.
The Spanish Armada would not have
been by any means so easily repulsed,
but for a violent gale which heeled
the Spanish ships over to such an ex
tent that they were easily hulled by
the English, while their own shots
flew high into the air.
The final destruction of the fleet by
a tempest needs no description, any
more than do the frightful sufferings
of Napoleon's army in the Moscow
campaign, in which ice and snow
gained more victories than the Russian
arms; while at Waterloo there is no
doubt that the heavy rain which pre
ceded the battle greatly assisted Well
ington's tactics, and crippled those of
Napoleon by making the thick clay
soil almost impossible for cavalry
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