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THE A f H:s. FRIDAV, J
E 1(5, 1893.
Published Daily and Weekly l 1?4 Second
Arenne, Rock Island, IIU
J. W. POTTEK,
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Anoymona com nnicatious not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
la Rock Island county.
Jriday, June 16. 1893.
It is figured that Kansas will pro
duce lesAhan 25,000,000 bushels of
wheat this year, against about seven
times that amount last season.
Evek since the organization of the
national banking system, one of its
important laws has been construed
in favor of the stockholders, but
hereafter this law will b construed
in favor of-the depositors and other
creditors of these banks. The law
in question is that which provides
for the levying of an assessment, up
to 100 per cent of the face of stock
held, on the stockholders of banks,
to make good any losses. It has
been customary to wait until all the
other assets of a broken bank had
been realized on before making this'
assessment; hereafter it will be made
as soon after a bank closes its doors
It is evident to even the inost care
less observer that President Cleve
land is a much better politic ian now
than lie was eight years ago. There
is no denying the fact that the dem
ocrats have been a little nervous
over the distribution of the New
York federal ofliees, owing to the
threatening attitude which Tammany
and anti-Tammany democrats have
occupied toward each other It was
feared that any positive recognition
of either side bv the administration
woifl precipitate a faction light in
New York that would endanger, if it
did not actually lose, the state.
There are no longer any such fears.
President Cleveland li rw" proven by
his selection of a postmaster for New
York City that he knows how to se
lect men who will be equally accept
able and satisfactory to Tammany
and anti-Tammany democrats. Pres
ident Cleveland has been invited to
speak at the Fourth of July celebra
tion by Tammany Hall, whic h shows
how little truth there is in the news
paper talk about Tammany not lik
ing the president.
To IeabT the I-ot Cansc
Benjamin Harrison is a candidate
for renomination for president. John
C. New has said it and he ought to
know! He has been boss of Harri
son's campaigns for political nomina
tions. He it was who managod the
Harrison forces in such masterly
manner at Minneapolis last year. He
was called home from his office as
consul general at London to boss the
office holding brigade that congregat
ed at the convention. New was the
ranking oflicer of the bread-and-butter
army, being in receipt of the
largest revenue derived from the gov
ernment by any of Harrison's ap
pointees, and it was fit that he should
take the lead in the struggle for the
renomination of the man to whom
they were all indebted for opportuni
ties of drawing government salaries.
It is impossible at this distance of
time to form an intelligent opinion
regarding Harrison's chances. At
present he may be conceded the lead
ing place. He has a sort of organiza
tion, the skeleton remaining from
last year, and unless some other man
4developes very strong in the state
elections or is pushed to the front in
popularity by unforsecn accidents of
politics, it is probable that Harrison
will remain a formidable candidate
for the nomination of his party. And
it is doubtful if his party could do
better than to renominate him. He
is a man of clear integrity and abili-.
ties that entitle him to leadership in
the republican party of today. His
most conspicuous rivals now on the
stage are McKinley anil Tom
Keed. By far the strongest in
dividuality "of this trio is Heed, but
he seems to have passed the flood
tide of his popularity. During the
days of the "Reed congress," when
his iron rules were enforced with a
despotic bonhomie that made many
of his victims smile, Tom Keed was
the biggest man in America, and
mi"-ht easily have been nominated
for president if a convention could
have been assembled before the peo
ple had a chance to vote their opin
ion of the McKinley bill. But Keed
sensiblv diminished in stature after
a certain Tuesday in November, 1890,
and has never regained his old di
mensions. He is a far abler and keen
er man than McKinley, but he does
not stand for protectionism so con
spicuously as the Ohioan, and conse
quently is less likely to be pushed for
the nomination by the organized
Eowers of desperate and desparing
igh taxers. v
The Egyptians counted "13" aa their most
ropitiouj nnmber, and ao did most of th
"GIVE ME NOT RICHES."
t want to find a place for me
Where Nature's harps are all In tune,
A calm or a still on Ufe'a rough sea, i
A place vrtaere it'e always afternoon J
A quiet, peaceful place some.-hew ;
Between the tramp and the millionaire:
Where it's not all Joy and not all pain;
Not ton much shine nor too much shade;
Just a place to hide me from the rain;
An easy place where the rent Is paid.
And not too close to the man of care.
And not too far from the millionaire.
Cy Warm an in New York Ban.
Instinct In Aataaala,
"It fcas been noted by All eoolOKfetoand
sociologists that animals are. governed by
Instinct," said Russell J. LengxgaD, "Jnut
bow to define instinct has not yet been ex
plained, but it la some governing 1a,w by
which all brutes are guided aadvjhlch,they
never break. It would almost &egj that
many consider it tm possible for animals to
do anything that could possibly hurt them
Belves. Thia instinct, is supposed to tell them
when they have enough to eat and dtfnk,
when what the; eat is whoesome and when
not, guides them away 'from oil 'poisonous
plants and keeps them from any dangerous
overexertion such as we humans plunge in-,
to and - knowingly continue until we are
worn oat and ready to die. I am inclined
to doubt this theory, for I have tried vari
ous experiments with anlnvtl.t and have
found their instinct at dmes very-poor.
"For instance, X gave a young rat a cage
with a tread wheel attachment. The tread
wheel proved so very enjoyable that the rat
simply ran itself to death, which shows
that brutes cannot Judge or limit their
pleasure. Cats love catnip, as it is called,
delight to roll in it and eat it- I mixed a
moderate amount o nightshade with the
catnip plant and offered, it to. my home do
mestitv The cat ate of it, never distinguish
ing between the poison and the catnip, and
consequently died. I fail to observe where
the governing instinct came in in these two
instancesot least." St. Louis Globo-Democrat,
Senator Brlee'a First Fine Clothes.
Speaking of Cal Brices wedding recalls
the Btory I heard concerning him by one of
his old schoolmates at a college fraternity
dinner here in Washington the other night.
When Brice went to school, he was very
poor, and he had barely enough to pay his
tuition and board. lie could not indulge
In fine clothes, lie was too honest to go in
debt, and without seeing some immediate
means of repayment he was too proud to
borrow. He bad, however, a good deal of
humor in his nature, and he was by no
means averse to a practical joke at the ex
pense of his friends.
While he was in the senior year both
himself find his roommate received an invi
tation one day to attend the wedding of a
friend. The couple to be married were
very popular, and it was known that the
wedding would be a large and, for the
town, a fashionable one. It was talked
about in the social circles of the college for
weeks beforehand, and Brice's roommate,
who was well to do, ordered a new suit of
clothes for the occasion. Brioe hxiked over
the clothes with him and lonped for a suit
himself, but as he looked nt his slender
pocketbook he gave up the idea with a
fcigh. and taking his nail brush scrubbed
the dirt out of his old suit and prepared to
Now, the clothes of his friend were to be
delivered the evenirur of the wedding. The
hour of the afternoon went slowly on, and
the suit did not arrive. As it approached
the time for leaving Cal Brice said that, ho
would go down and see what was the mat
tor and would hurry up the tailor. His
friend said all right and sat and waited. In
the course of half an hour a message came
saying that the clothes could hardly arrive
on time, and the lxy, not to be late, put on
his old suit and went to the wedding.
He had just gotten himself into a good
place for watching the ceremony when, to
his surprise, Cal Brice entered, looking as
though be had jumped from a bandbox. He
was clad from crown to heel In his friend's
new suit, and he was for that time at least
the ljest dressed of his fellows. Washing
Not Inter wted In the War.
I was riding up through Arkansas with
Price's army. We were on our way back t
Missouri. The Yankees bad let us alone so
long we thought maybe they bad quit
fighting or hd forgotten us. We were get
ting anxious about it. Along toward night
I met a man who had lived up there in the
mountains. lie had been fishing and had
his string of ilsh with him. He was going
home. I was pretty full of patriotism and
notions about duty. You see, I had studied
the relations of the states to the nation, and
the relations of t he states to the states, and
the relations of the states to the territories,
and the relations of the citizen to the states
and to the nation. I thought I knew all
about it. I said to this man away up in the
mountains of Arkansas:
"Why aren't you in the army?"
"What army?" he asked.
"The Confederate army, of course," said L
"Oh, yes," he said, "I did hear something
about such an army."
"Yes," said I, growing a little hot, "I
thought so. And why aren't you out with
it fiehting the battles of the country"'
"What country?" he asked.
"This country," I said.
He looked all around him at the moun
tains, and then he said:
"Stranger, suppose you lived in this
country, and owned all you wanted of it,
and had all the use of it you wanted, and
some other fellow was paying the taxes and
the expense of keeping up the government,
wouldn't you think you was a derned fool
to go to fightin about it with that other fel
low?" St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
How the "o eglan Itathea.
In Europe the only peasantry that I know
of who take a bath every week are the Nor
wegians. The custom there is a very old
one, and it is attributed thereto that the
Norsemen call Saturday "Lordag," or wash
ing day. They differ from the Japanese in
that after washing they all put on clean
linen and their best clothes for Sunday. In
Germany personal cleanliness is restricted
to the upper classes, and baths are looked
upon as even a still greater luxury than in
France, being confined entirely to the houses
of the very rich. Cor. New York Tribune,
gerr Ins Honestly.
Scene A Parisian restaurant. Enter a
fussy old gentleman, who, after choosing
his table, beckons to the waiter and says
confidentially: "I want a really good din
ner. Here's your tip beforehand. Now
what do yon recommend?" -Walter (look
ing cautiously round and whispering in the
client's ear) Go somewhere else! St.
Frances Willard has somewhat astonished
the English by suggesting that the "grill,"
behind which all women except peeresses
have had to conceal themselves to listen to
debates in the house of commons, be placed
in the British museum as a relic
Rare French, Shooting. '
An enthusiastic French marquis met a
friend in Paris and offered him a few days
shooting on his estate. The invitation was
accepted, and the man set out the next day.
The journey was seven hours by railway,
but to a true sportsman that was nothing.
The next morning the visitor was waited
npon by the marquis' keeper, and the-day8
sport was mapped out.
"To begin with," said the keeper, "we
will g into the vineyard, where at this sea
son we shall be sure to find some thrushes. "
"And after that?" said the viator to
whom the prospect of killing a 'few song
birds was not very exciting. -
"Ah, well! after that we will spend
while on the open plain, where there will
be plenty of larks. - Then I will show you
some moor bens that 1 know of. Down
there in the marsh, too, I saw a fox last
year yes, a wild fox! We will look him
up. Perhaps he is there still."
"But have yon any partridges'
"Partridges? Yes, indeed! Wehavetherxiv
but they are not so easy! We had four, but
a month ago monsieur the marquis killed
one and badly wounded another. The poor
creature hasn't yet recovered. That leaves
only two. We will go after them, of course,
if monsieur wishes, but then what shall we
do next year? Now, if monsieur could only
finish the wounded one, that would be just
"Well, well, but have you no covert shoot
"Hares! Certainly, certainly, we have
hares. I will get the dogs, and we will go
into the woods. Yon shall see same beau
tiful hares. We have three Josephine, Al
phorise and the old Adolphe. For the time
being Josephine is sacred she has little
ones. The little Alphonee is her mate, bo
the he is the father of a family. We will
fpare them, of course eh, monsieur? IJut
we will kill the old Adolphe. Indeed it is
time. I have been bunting him for five
years. ""Artistic Travel."
' Riley's Lock as a Traveler.
T dont like very well to travel," said
James Whitcomb Riley. "I am always un
lucky. Trains are late that were never late
before. Men give me incorrect information
who never were guilty of such a thing be
fore in all their experience. If I want to
leave on a C, II. and D. train and get to the
depot on time, there will be three C., H. and
D. trains in the shed, and the watchman
will tell me to get on the wrong train. By
the way, there is my numlier. Everything
goes by threes with me. This house is 300.
The number of my room at the hotel is 060.
When I am traveling by myself, I always
try to pick out some traveler whom I may
watch and follow. I always go to the train
from one-half to three-quarters of an hour
ahead of time. If I do not, the schedule
will have been changed the day lx?fore, so
that I will find on my arrival at the station
that the train has just left.
"I attached myself to a traveling man in
Indianapolis not long ago while I was wait
ing for a train. I found he was going ia the
same direction as I and told him of my un
fortunate habit of getting left. 1 le laughed
at me they always make my distress the
background of their victories. 'Why,' said
he, I have been on the road 25 years and
was never left in my life.' 'Very well,' said
I, 'I'll stay with you.' He explained that
the train we wanted was never early, never
late. It was always made up on that track
under the shod. We chatted awhile, and I
looked at my watch. Tlie train was past
due- My friend said I was too fast. He
asked the watchman : 'How about the
train? 'It's ull riht,' said he; 'it's been
pone five minutes.' He explained that for
the first time it had been made up in the
yard and not in the shed." I.onisville Courier-Journal.
How Indians Made Maple Sugar.
Ever since the Indians in t he section now
known as Fletcher discovered "honey" in
the maple trees that district has leen known
far and wide as the heart of the Vermont
maple sugar country. The way the red man
extracted the delicious com pound was some
what slow as compared with the present
process. He used to cut a slanting gash in
the bark and insert in the lower end a
gauge shaped piece of wood, from which
the sap ran and dropped into a poplar or
basswood trough. At the end of the season
these troughs would be set up against the
trees and left until the following season, by
which time the troughs would be thorough
This materially added to the flavor of the
aboriginal sugar, but can hardly be said to
have improved it. The evaporator of those
times consisted of an iron kettle swung
from a sapling bent over a stump. By
a slow and tedious process the sap was
first heated and then boiled in this kettle,
often taking two orhree days' boiling be
fore it could be sugared off. This was the
way in which the redskins and the early
Vermonters eked out a "sweetnin" to their
tea and johnny cake,--Burlington Free
An Bones Woman Discovered.
I am still following Diogenes in his search
for the honest man, but the honest woman
is already among my discoveries. I went
down to the market to get trailing arbutus,
The first I found was the property of a jolly
old aunty, black as Erebus and weighing
something over 200 pounds. She was ex
actly the sort of person to whom you would
pay double price for inferior wares merely
because you approved of her personality.
With a great effort I steeled my heart to
her expansive smile and looked doubtfully
at the messy clusters in the bottom of her
rusty old dish pan.
"This seems to bo rather withered," I ob
jected hesitatingly; "1 was hoping to find
"Law, honey, den yo' jes' go right along
down the sidewalk. It's full er niggers all
down the block, an dey everyone got er pan
er May flow'rs. Yo' jes' certain ter fin some
tor suit yo'." Kate Field's Washington.
An Influential Newspaper.
At Prince Albert, n remote but busy vil
lage in the Canadian northwest, a weekly
tiewppr.per is, or recently was, regularly
published . in the handwriting of its pro
prietor, editor, reporter, advertising agent
and printer, the five being one man. He
adorned his lively 4-page sheet with carica
tures rudely copied from comic papers and
decorated his horse and stock "ads" with
The paper appeared in purple ink from a
gelatin copying press or hektograph, and
its editorials and local news were usually
so clearly presented that the little journal
was influential in the territories, read with
avidity in the newspaper offices of eastern
Canada and constantly quoted as an au
thority. Youth's Companion.
Story About a Theatric Part,
Here's an odd story. And you must be
lieve it, for facts cannot be denied. Here
is a little list: Lillian Barr, Eleanor Bee be,
Harriet Avery, Carrie Boleyn, Bita Bel by.
These young ladies were all successive
Tonys in "A Trip to Chinatown." They've
all made runaway marriages. . Now. what
aUurement has Tony for the marriageable
yonng men about town? Boston Record.
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