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THE AKGUS, MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1900.
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CsrvMieudenoe solicited front every
townsnlp la Rock Island ceuntj-.
Monday, Aug. 20, 1906.
The democratic state convention
meets at Peoria tomorrow, the repub
lican at Springfield. Both promise to
be full of Interest.
Tracks for the factories and tracks
to bring people into town will insure
Rock Island's substantial and perma
Ex-Senator Cockrcll is the only mem
ber of the interstate commerce com
mission now in Washington. He works
all the time, doesn't want a vacation
and cats two apples for lunch every
Valparaiso occupies exactly the same
physical and eomraercial position to
South America as does San Francisco
to North America. It has a bay some
what similar and the distance to the
mountains is about the same. The
comparison is made the more harrow
ing by the present earthquake.
A witness of the battle of Waterloo
in 1815 has just completed her 10 1th
year. She is Mme. Dupuy, who was
born in Belgium in the year 1S2.
When a girl of 13 she saw from a
neighboring hill the downfall of Na
poleon on the famous battlefield. Be
fore the fight she and her mother sold
provisions to the French soldiers and
after the carnage both of them helped
to pick up the wounded and bury the
Acting Mayor McGowan of New
York wa3 about to enter the city hall
the other morning when he observed
a ragged newsboy making faces at a
well dressed chap of his own size who
was crossing the park. The street
arab became too demonstrative and
the other little fellow promptly knock
ed him down. A dozen or more men
urged the boys to fight it out, where
upon Mr. McGowan stepped up and
lectured them severely for trying to
get up a fight in the street. "You
should all be sent to jail." he said,
"and if you don't disperse I'll see that
you land there." Everybody hurried
At Osborne castle;, one of the favor
ife residences of King Edward of Eng
larfd. is a gardener, Fred Attrill by
name, who is now CS years old and
who has had the distinction of soundly
thrashing England's sovereign. Attrill
was employed 50 years ago at the
building of Osborne cottage. The
Prince of Wales, now King Edward,
used to go down to watch the build
ing, and one day in a fit of mischief he
struck Attrill with his stick. Attrill
immediately gave the future king a se
vere pummciing. Queen Victoria heard
of the incident and after investigating
the merits of the controversy gave the
prince a stern rebuke and made Attrill
a gardener, a post he has held ever
No one not familiar with the late
Colonel C. J. Searle's career woul
have imagined from the" quiet, unas
suming life he led during his residence
here, that he played so important a
part in the days when the nations ex
istence was in peril. A gallant soldier
durinz the war of the rebellion, he was
likewise afterward a gallant officer of
the court and later a fearless jurist in
the south when in the times of rehabili
tation his life was often jeopardized by
his unfaltering discharge of judicial
duty. He was a man of firm convic
tion, unyielding on the side of truth
and justice. All his life a staunch re
publican, he was nevertheless an ear
nest sunnort-er of Bryan for the presi
dency, because he saw in the platform
cf the party to wfcich he had given loy
al adherence for so many years, a ten
dencv toward class legislation against
the masses. He put his ideas of right
and wrenc above political creed or par
tisan dictation, and stoort always for
the right as God gave him to see it.
Republicans Defy Unions.
Organized labor has signalized its
entrance into politics by practically
centering Its battle on Congressman
Charles E. Littlefield, republican rep
resentative from the . Second Maine
district in congress. President Samuel
Gompers of the American Federation
fo Labor will personally lead the labor
forces. Enlisted on the side of Llttle-
I who is himself a powerful fighter.
is all the influence of the republican
par v. The issues will be decided at
the i Sept. 12. It is the old
Dingey district and is normally about
The labor leaders will wage the con
test to the furthest ''(jortiers in the
counties which comprise jpe Littlefield
district. President Gompers will open
the attack on Littlefield Aug. 18 and
thereafter will speak in all the larger
towns in the district.
The republican party, says the St.
Joe News, has taken up the gage and
will give battle. Speaker Cannon, who
is himself under the ban of the feder
ation, on the charge that he held back
bills in the interest of labor, will make
a number of speeches in Eittlefield's
behalf. Secretary Taft, it is reported
will enter the district as soon as he
completes his vacation in Canada,
This is announced by Eittlefield's
friends as an indication that he has
the support of the president.
In his last message to congress
Roosevelt wont' on record in opposi
tion to the anti-injunction bill advo
cated bv the federation. It would be
r.s unjust, he said, to restrict the pow
er of the courts to issue injunctions in
labor disputes, on the ground that
some judges had misused that power,
as it. would to deny the right of labor
leaders to call strikes because that
right had not always been wisely ex
Littlefield is probably the most influ
ential member of the house judiciary
committee. He strongly opposed the
anti-injunetion and S-hour bills, the
passage of which was earnestly urged
by the federation.
Evidently the republican leaders
have outlined a plan for a vigorous
go" with the labor leaders at the
polls. The attitude of the administra
tion toward the S-hour day in the isth
mus, the announcement of the adminis
tration's plan to employ Chinese coolie
labor on the canal job, and various
other things, indicate this. The relief
expedition to rescue Littlefield is un
questionably a defi.
It looks as if the republican leaders
feared the possibilit3" of a potential po
litical factor in this new labor move
ment, and as if they felt it necessary
to throttle it in its infancy. Whether
they will succeed in this remains to
be seen. It will not be an easy task.
A Belated and Unmanly Attack.
The attacks now made by Myron Jor
dan through the columns of Moline pa
pers on the character of James G. Brit
ton, who received the practically un
animous endorsement of the democracy
of Rock Island county for the legisla
ture, illy becomes the author. If there
are any valid reasons why Mr. Britton
should not receive the support of his
party, Mr. Jordan should have publish
ed them before the primaries, not after
be had accepted credentials from a
district that had declared for Britton
and which he failed to bear out in the
convention. There was no contest in
Mr. Jordan's district, and his only
guidance should have been the expres
sion of his party as between candi
dates. Mr. Jordan's attack has much the ap
pearance of feigned apology to. the
democrats of the senatorial district
whose sentiments he betrayed. But it
is not fair either to Mr. Britton or the
district, that elected Mr. Jordan, nor
is it manly in any sense.
Those who know Mr. Britton will
judge him not by the man who went
back on him, but by his life, all of
which has been spent in this county.
Savings That Show Thrift.
It is a safe assertion that many men
who do not save money, do not save
because they do not try to save. They
spend their week's salary before they
draw it. Thy buy things they do not
need. They squander money, and oth
erwise neglect their opportunities, and
wonder why they "can't get a dollar
The New York Commercial says there
is an increase, however, in the aveiage
savings deiiosits. The Commercial says
Chicago's savings bank figures show an
average deposit of some $77 for every
person, old or young, in its population.
As it is claimed that the average Amer
ican has a savings bank deposit of only
$:57.4.j, Chicago naturally felt itself en
titled to special congratulations on its
exceptional prosperity until it was dis
covered that New York state's popula
tion has an average savings bank de
posit of $1S0. Neither New York state
nor Chicago, however, seem to be in
the running with thrifty Massachusetts,
where it found more than one open ac
count to every two persons as against
New York's almost one to every four
persons, and where the deposits of the
state in 1905 totaled $GG2,S08,312.S7, or
an everage of $220.G7 for every person
in the commonwealth. In the analysis
of the Massachusetts figures on this
subject for a series of years it is found
that there had been an increase in the
average deposit of over $28 per capita
during the previous five year3 and
about $15 in the 10 years since 1895.
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A LITERARY CAREER.
Willoughby Dwlght was an original,
lie took no interest in that to which
he aud others were accustomed, but
took a great Interest in creating new
things. Both Dwight and his friend
Buckley were on the editorial staff of
the same newspaper, and loth took a
hand in outside litei'ary work. Buckley,
unlike Dwight, was constantly studying
what publishers wanted, not what he
wanted to give them. At the time there
was a craze among them for what they
called "real life," but the real life they
gave seemed to- emanate from people
who talked slang and had not had
much schooling. Buckley went in for
this class of literature.
For twenty years Dwight peddled
his original performances among pub
lishers. only to be laughed at. Then
he tried his hand at the commonplace,
But somehow he couldn't make his
characters talk quite like real horse
jockeys and housemaids and athletes,
and his efforts in this direction were
also a failure. At last, worn out with
repeated disappointment, he fell ill
Meanwhile ttrace Baxter, who had
promised to marry the literary failure
when he had been successfully launch
od on a literary career he wouldn't be
married till he had made some success
went to see him. Finding that some
thing must be done to lift him out of
the slough of desjiond, she took one
of his old manuscripts to her aunt, a
rich old lady with a kindly heart, with
whom she conspired to make her lover
believe that she bad found a publish
er for the story. Then she went back
to the invalid with the welcome news.
Dwight got better, but soon began to
worry about the delay In the publica
So the aunt furnished a few hun
dred dollars for the "plates" aud a few
printed copies. Then Grace succeeded
by giving a third rate publisher the
printing job in getting his "imprint"
on the title page and thus found a
The day Dwight saw his book iu
print he sat up for the first time in
six months. But be at once began to
worry about the criticisms. So his de
voted sweetheart, aided by her aunt,
ordered a hundred copies printed and
sent them to the critics. But those
who noticed the book at all either dis
missed it witli contempt or made fun
of it. (Jrace was iu despair. As each
new criticism appeared she looked
anxiously for something that she could
show tha sick man. At last her" eye
lit on the following:
Tho author of "The Tall House oji the
Low I If 11" lias struck a. new vein of hu
mor. lnltod. it is n creation, but it will
be lonff before it wiH be appreciated by
the reading public, for one who steps
Into untrodden paths, whether It be liter
ature, science or art. must wait until lia
audience's eyesight becomes accustomed
to the r.ew light.
As soon as ft race saw this comment
she hurried with it to her lover. She
found him in despair. He had sur
reptitiously sent out to a collector of
newspaper clippings for criticisms, and,
excepting the one Grace bore, they
were all before him. She read the fa
vorable words to hini with as trium
phant an air as she could assume.
That criticism was the turning point
with the patient. The one medicine
he needed had leen found. In a hun
dred critics there was but one whose
analytic brain, or power of apprecia
tion or discrimination, had enabled
him t; strike the keynote of its real
value. Dwight got out of led and
took personal charge of pushing his
book. But the unwelcome fact men
tioned by his critic that lve must wait
for an audience proved to be true.
"The Tall House ou the Low Hill" was
pronounced the work of n lunatic by
most readers, though a few "caught
on to its subtle numor. ine encomi
ums of theno were a source of wonder
to the many, aud disputes as to what
the author meant grew more and more
Nevertheless the book was a financial
failure. Hut Dwight had several such
performances in his attic and persuad
ed the publisher who had kindly lent
his Imprint to the first to undertake a
second at his own expense. Dwight
did not know that Grace Baxter's aunt
had sent the firm a check for $."00 to
cover the risk.
The second book, "Mr. Barnlckel,"
captured the few persons who had seen
the drift of the first, and a great many
more. But people who appreciated
neither of them wondered that any pub
lisher could be fouud to publish such
rot. Meanwhile the audience was
widening. In "Mr. Barnlckel" was a
small profit to author and publisher.
Dwight continued to brush the dust
from his manuscripts, and under such
slight encouragement to write others.
"Mr. Barnlckel" attracted sufficient at
tention to warrant the editor of a
struggling magazine to publish the
third story, "Four and Twenty Black
birds Baked In a Pie," before it was
Issued in book form. By this time so
many persons enjoyed the author's pe
culiar humor that ' those who did not
pretended they did. The flickering
flame of appreciation burst into a con
flagration. The name of Willoughby
Dwight was on every one's tongue. His
profits on his last book were consider
able, and the printers were kept busy
getting out new editions of It and of
his two others. ' .
Willoughby Dwight no longer does
newspaper work. At bis country seat
In seclusion, with Grace Baxter, his
wife, be continues to delight an audi
ence that has grown to look forward to
each new effusion from his pen.' His
friend Buckley Is still In the traces,
making a comfortable Income from his
salary and a number of stories that ha
sells for a reasonable price.
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