[Indianapolis]: R. C. F. Rayhouser, 1894. First edition. 8vo, original maroon cloth, , 70, , 60, , 60, , 57, , 57,  pages. One plate. Slight discoloration to the cloth; a nearly fine copy. OCLC notes only copies in Indiana. Item #12007
A curious compendium of moderately querulous squibs and essays on various topics from long-time Fort Wayne resident and active Roman Catholic William Walter (1815 - ?), loosely arranged in five groups by subject. Walter addresses such issues as the “great ‘labor question’—idleness and prodigality the cause of ‘hard times,’” and “Political questions—loss of patriotism—our elective franchise—corrupt and unwise legislation—party strife and party spite,” etc., though within these broad subjects he manages to address proper soil management, the perils of cheap literature, and the cultivation of the black walnut.