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Mokd it, Jaktjart 26 1891.
Senator Crawford on Friday last in
troduced in the state senate a bill similar
to that of Representative Vinton's in the
house; regarding the viaduct matter.
The treasurer of the Chicago World's
fair organization is going to briog suit
against subscribers who have failed to paj
np, and there are several of them.
The republican caucus of the
state senate has selected Hon. 'Bill"
Crawford for chairman of the committee
on roads, hichways and bridges. We
fear this added responsibility cast
upon the E Igiogton statesman may have
a serious effect upon 'his nervous system.
St. Locis Republic: E-ich day that
the election of a United States senator is
kept in the way of the . regular work of
legislation costs the tax payers of Illinois
$1,500. The greatest sufferers by any
useless squandering of the public money
are the farmers, and yet it is on the mo
tion of Tarubeneck, who is masquerading
as a farmer's representative, that the btI
loting for United States senator has been
adjourned from day to day without re
sult. The speech of Hon. Frank H. Jones,
of Springfield, in the house last Tuesday,
nominating Gen. John M. Palmer, is be
ing favorably omtnested upon by the
press throughout the state. It was a
masterly effort and a convincing argu
ment toward fulfilling the expressed will
of the people at the polls last November.
Mr. Jones is one of the brightest young
men in Illinois and living in the capital
city, whare his ability and wcrth has
been fittingly uecognized by his party
friends, it is not unlikely that he will in
the future occupy a prominent position
in state pr:i:is.
Peoria Herald: So many times we are re
minded of the fact that a republican news
paper can take the cake for unparalleled
cheek. A Chicago paper of tt:e republican
variety says that "Illinois republicans offer
ttheF M. B.A.a practical farmer, while
the democrat) offer a practical and pro
fessional politician for a United States
senator. They can take their choice."
If Dick Oglesby is a practica 1 farmer then
Lord Scully, of England is also a practical
farmer. Oglesby's wife owns a township
or two of land in Logan county and so
does Lord Scully. Neither of them ever
pretended to lay a band toward the culti
vation of their land, bo they are exactly
on the par with each other. We suppose
if Lord Scully was to come over here and
be naturalized the republican legislitive
caucus would soon put him up for U.ited
State senator, claiming him as a practical
Tiiere does not seem to be any reason
why the government of Italy should be
disturbed by the fact that 2 13,000 Italians
emigrated from that country last year.
At least one-third of the people of Italy
live in a state of the most abject poverty ,
in which they have been sunk for gener
ations. These aquulid Italians have no
hope of improving their condition as long
as they stay in their native ci untry, and
they know that their children have no
prospect f betterment there. The best
thing they cm do, under the circum
BUnces, is to leave Italy and try to find
homes in soma other part of the world.
Great bodies of them have gone to Brazil
and Venezuela, wheie, according to alj
reports they enjov a measu re of prosper
ity that they never before dreamed of,
and other large bodies of them have come
to the United States where they are far
better off than they ever were in Italy.
There is no doubt that Italy can spare
several millions of her population with
out detriment to her interests.
Davenport Democrat,: The railroad
commissioners of the state have ordered
the Rock Island road to furnish better
passenger service. This action of the
board will open discussion of a new phase
of the railroad question. If it stands it
will mean that the railroad commission
ers are competent to judge of the busi
ness of a railroad better than the man
agers of that railroad. There is no
doubt that a restoration of what was
know as the Atlantic accommodation
would be of great benefit to the traveling
public all the way from Davenport to its
western limit. But .General Manager
St. John says that this train was with
drawn because it d.d not pay the expen
ses of operating it. This action of the
state board indicates the assumption of
a new power, because if one railroad can
beorderelto put on more trains the
same order applies to all other railroad".
What the courts will determine when the
case goes to them is, of course, unknown,
bat on the face of it it looks like an arbitra
interference with business. Railroading
to be done at all mast be done at a profit.
Self interest is bonnd to rule in this as in
all other cemmercUI matters.
THE HAELEM CHAMOIS.
NYE DESCRIBES THIS WHISKERED
BIRD OF THE WILDERNESS.
Tfce Family Tree of the Gregarious Cost
ricked to Piece A Day's Hunting
Brought to an End by a Touch of Sen
timent. Copyright by Edpar W. Ny.J
Much as I bad heard of this exciting
sport, I had never until last week set out
for a thorough hunt among the crags
and eyries where the Harlem chamois is
to be found in greatest numbers. Hav
ing a little Hpare time, yet eager to bag
one or two of these sure footed dwellers
of the crags, I secured a work on the
chamois and his habits, and informing
myself thoroughly began to prepare for
stalking this most shy and discreet game.
The Rupri capra, or Kingsbridge cap
ricornus. is a goatlike group of the
Rupri caprine order, oriirinating in west
ern Europe. It resembles the roebnek
in size, being about 2 feet in height,
though Bometimes attaining a length of
Si feet by 2J feet high, and a diameter
of 2i to 7 inches.
The animal is armed with curved
horns, measuring from three to ten
inches in length, slightly striated and
at times corrugated where the chamois
has attained great age. Both male and
female of the Kingsbridge capricornus
are provided with horns, though thone of
the female are generally less incinated.
The animal is covered with rather
coarse hair, especially on the under side
of the trunk and thorax. Imljedded in
this long hair may be found at autumn
time the brown and furzy burrs of the
burdock, or Manhattan edelweiss.
At the opposite end of the Kingsbridge
capricoraus from the forehead may be
found a very abrupt and somewhat
tremulous tail. It is about as brief and
devoid of interest as the ie digree of a
mule, and is utterly bereft of either
beauty or utility. It is totally inade
quate to the great task of keeping away
the Cies that swarm upou its genealogy.
The Harlem chamois is gregarious,
and may be found in herds of two to
twenty individuals esjiecially to the
northward on the rocky ranges along
Little Fifth avenue, and in the deep de
files to ttie southward from Highbridge,
among what is called the Sa wed-Off or
Eastward also, and along to the north
ward as far as the Pyrenees of the Spuy
ten Duyvil, may be seen at certain hea
sons of the year the tracks of this agile
and swift animal, whose keen scent en
ables him to smell approaching objects
at a distance of seventwn to twenty
three miles, and to retaliate to an even
This animal, I regret to say, is too oft
en confused with the ibex of IStaten
Island and the Brooklyn Capricornus
omniverous. which is found aitar east as
the Tyrol and tlieShinn yeock recurvation.
The Staten Island ibex of Tompkins
ville and farther Tottenviile is a more
pungent fauna than the Harlem cham
ois, and is mure easily domesticated. It
gives milk in small quantities to ieople
who have its confidence, and is less shy
than the Harlem chamois, which dries
np early and yields only a very blight
quantity of milk even to intimate
friends. In March the teats of the Har
lem chamois Income chapped, and a
mere canuul or calling acquaintance ie
unable to successfully milk her.
The male in middle life wears a style
of Mormon whiskers which loan dignity
to his whole life, almost taking the place
of brains in some instances, as is so often
the case. It is only on the approach of
the colder weather of winter that the
Tyrolean ibex of Yonkers, and as far
north as Dobbs' Ferry and Irvington,
begins to winy his way to the extreme
eouth, and to be occasionally seen by
hunters and woodchoppers along upper
Fifth avenue, and the trail between Mur
ray Hill and Judge Smith's road house.
Then a keen eyed ranger of the woods
may be likely to catch the swift vision
of an animal ascendii the dizzy lire es
cape of a perpendicular flat to crop the
tender herbage of some luscious gera
nium or flannel petticoat hanging upon
the atone ledge of some tall residence.
Arranging myself last Saturday two
weeks ago with a carbine, and hanging
it over my shoulder by abroad strap,
such as one sees in the geographies, I
secured the services of a .Swiss chamois
stalker who has been temporarily shoot
ing biscuits at a restaurant where I oc
casionally dine, and after assuring my
self that he could also yodel, we bought
some food and started out to the north
west, first taking a street car from the
junction of Park row and Broadway.
Our route lay partially away to the
north and west of Rmugton street and
Hester JStrauf-s. We rod? up the most
of the way, stopping occasionally at the
quaint little inna and chalets, where we
refreshed ourselves with Swiss cheese,
Hoff Brow bier, raw onions and cav
vyar sandwiches made of rye bread con
taining bird seed, and between the slices
of which chopped raw onion is spread,
also a layer of catfish Bpawn, on which
is a heavy tariff, two squirts of a lemon
and a layer of codliver oil.
After awhile we began to yodel.
A large policeman with an inflated
bosom, also opinion of himself, hit my
guide, Mr. von Pilsner, of Geneva, a
crack on the head which could have
been heard, even above his breath, to a
creat distance. I was gruatly distraught
by thin, and told the of Seer not to do
that way to a peaceable man or I would
write him up in the paoers and have a
picture made of him.
So he said why, of com-se, if that was
the case he didn't want no trouble with
nobody. We now rode again on . street
car for some distance until fatigue once
more compelled us to pa lse at a beauti
ful refreshment chalet, where we were
enabled to procure everything fresh
from Europe, from a nix fresh ukase
to a slice of Sweitzerkase. Also rich,
dark brown MuchnerSec with which to
wash down our tempting food.
Two or three glasses of this rich Tyro
lean beer started my Swiss maid to yo
deling again at the top of his lungs, but I
quieted him by a well directed blow with
the stock of my carbine, which struck
him back of the ear, thus preventing
his arrest. As soon as he regained con
sciousness he thanked m warmly, and
wringing my hand again and again set out
for the plateao north of thi glacier which
heads near the heights of One Hundred
ami Tenth street, overloc king the Polo
Herr von Pilsner now thought it would
be well to get our bearing.'- and eat a lit
tle something before go.ng ahead in
search of our prey.
My costume, I should fy, was well
suited to the hardships v.-hich we had
ahead of us, and was as fellows: I wore
knee panties of a dark worsted goods,
made from full dress trousers which had
reached the sere and yellow leaf, as one
may say, and been cut oil at the knee
and neatly hemmed again by my daugh
ter, who is just learning to sew. Below
these, as far as the eye cfild reach, ex
tended a monotonous sv-eep of Lisle
thread hose, kindly loaned to me by an
accomplished young lady who speaks
There is room in them for another
gentleman with my style of calf.
I also wore a Norfolk jacket of which
I am esjecially fond. A nice, plaited,
Norfolk jacket, with short waist and
pleasant little cinch of sane, is a good
thing to go chamoising in. I wot. My
shoes were really lawn tennis shoes with
brads in them, whereas my valet wore
regnlar Alpiue sprinting 6 hoes and bi
I wore a hunting shirt, handsomely
embroidered by a niece of Sitting Bull
named Lo-lo-pe-wee-tang-a- wanga-ko-la-pa,
or the Sultry-stinger-of-t he-brocaded-bumble
- bee - which-sitteth down-while-its-superiors-stand-up.
It is heavily em
bossed with lining of drap cle Henrietta.
It has a Stewart collar, but the waist is
smocked and en V, with Gothic shoul
ders on to it. The hips are en gored,
with roan faille Francais, pt.ffed slightly
by the local press and my pants were
a sight to behold. They were really
trunks, held in place with heavily em
bossed suspenders. They were made
full at the waist, and quite pompadour
en tournure, with . heavily embossed
stripe down side. They wew of the time
of Queen Anne, and extended back al
most to the reign of Herod tiie Tetrarch.
The Norfolk jacket was facd with pur
ple satin de Lyon, and had a fringe of
massive doodle bugs down each sleeve.
Herr von Pilsner wore a less gaudy
but fully as expensive costurie, and car
ried a heavy crossguu, loaned him by a
descendant of William Tell.
Our first quarry was sighted east of
the lofty pass at One Hmdred and
Tenth street. This animal pass is much
frequented by the Harlem chamois at
the summer season, and sometimes he is
found a:Kve the line of vegttation. As
we approached on the side against the
wind, so that the chamois could not
sceur us. we were struck by th pungent
odor of t'.ie animal, which cam down
upon us U ke a zephyr from the " iare ( flice.
Moving carefully along. ea:h of us, on
an n;pty stomach, we appn -ached near
enough for a shot, and I gave the signal.
Bang! went the gun of He-r von Pils
ner. Baj;g! also went my gui almost at
the same moment. In less time than it
take? to write tlie.se words the defile was
full of .Swiss jieasautry, who pounced
ujKtu us and kicked both of ns in rapid
succession. As soon as I could get my
breath I said I would be williug to com
promise this thins if it could be done
with honor to ourselves. At this the
peasantry ceased their attack upon us,
and one said:
"You are a daisy sportsman, ain't you?
You are a loo-loo, ain't you? Shooting
THE FIRST C1IAMOIS.
the goals of dacint payple! Bnshtin me
now milch nanny goat in the back and
Klarvin' me chiklern. Go an. -aow, you
divvle, and Til have the polace here in
We now saw our error, and after much
haggling I secured a figure on the ani
mal and purchased it. Chamois hunt
ing on the Harlem Alps has ii s draw
backs, amongwhicharethepolic?. Game
this season there, and as far north as the
Pyrenees of the Spuyten Duyvil, is very
plenty, but what pleasure is there in
shooting the highly flavored preserve of
the Swiss yeomanry under the nose of
We settled so amicably with the owner
of the chamois shot by me that we were
invited to a neighboring chalet to spend
the evening, it being the occasion of tna
nineteenth anniversary of Miss Geneveva
O'Toole. A pleasing gathering was had
and our host made ns welcome. We
looked at the album and had a very en
joyable time. The guests began to ar
rive at about 8 o'clock with presents.
No one came empty handed. Mr. Garry
O'Rourke, of Long Island City, forgot to
bring a present, but with great fore
thought instead brought a jag with him
which attracted general attention.
Geneveva was attired in a neat fitting
tea gown, made from a cut paper pat
tern which came as a premium with
The Ladies' Solid Companion. It was
en regie down the back and passe in
front, with loops of wash goods on the
side. It was made of baby blue alba
tross cloth waist, barring the yoke, which
was of shirred crepe de Kheeny. puckered
at the neck and held in place by means
of a beautiful brooch weighing lb.
The sleeves were of contrasting shades
eiderdown cloth, faced with Farmer's
satin. Her hair was done up high in a
beautifnl mass. It fell over a tortoise
shell hairpin like a rudely awakened
man at night over the tin passenger
train of a little child.
Over all she threw a rich drapery of
heavy curtain material, and in her cor
dage she wore a boutonniere of beautiful
Easter lilies and spinach, which was
fully as lar.i as a piano stool.
During the evening Mr. O'Toole him
self, who comes from one of the best old
Swiss families having worked for one
over sixteen years recited "Sheridan'e
Ride," and Geneveva recited "The Scat
Mr. O'Toole as I came away wrung
my hand and said he hoped we would
continue to be friends in the future aa
in the past, and that if I should refer to
my visit at his humble house that I
would be kind enough to mail him three
or four papers.
P. S. Before I went away Miss Gen
eveva 0'TKle came to me as I stood in
the uncertain light of the deserted din
1 ing room, and leading me behind a large
tropical oleander, which hid us from the
trifling multitude, she gently removed a
hair from the lapel of my hunting coat,
and 6aid softly and coyly, in a voica
which sank almost to a whisper," Would
you not te kind enough to write some
thing original and characteristic in my
autograph album while I go and fret you
another t,lass of pupa's Kentucky Ma
deria?" What could I do? Her large, liquid
eyes were upon me, her pleading voice
still echoed in my heart.
While she wnt down cellar through a
trap door in the dining room to get the
Maderia, I took out my nice, new fount
ain pen and wrote as follows:
Oh. it's I will ii-v-r. never more.
Uir.l up my loins to hum the chamois.
Especially on Harif-in's shore;
If I do, danioi.-,.
If Tour ttonie li oa Firs
You put water on the burning timbers,
not on the emoke. And if you have
catarrh you should attack the disease ia
the blood, not in the nose. Remove the
impure cause, and the local effect sub
sides. To do this, take Hood's Sarsapa
rilla, the great blood purifier, which radi
cally and permanently cures catarrh. It
g'so strergthen9 the nerves. Be sure to
aet only Hood's Sarsaparilla.
If you do a man a favor do not let him
know it, or the chances a-e he will come
back for another iift.
Do Tou CoughJ
Don'tdelay. Take Kemp's Balsam, the
best cough cure. It will cure your
coughs and colds. It will cure pains in
the cbest. It will cure influenza and
bronchitis and hll diseases pertaining to
the lungs because it is a pure balsam.
Hold it to the light and see how clear and
thick it is. You will see the excellent
effect after taking the first dose. Large
bottles 502 and fl.
KU WKECK ASHOKE
Was evir more faopclt-t8ly ttranded than a
wrecked confutation, whether it disaster be the
prod cct of tome formidable malady, or that elow,
6.remature decay that serins to fanten upon Home
coni-titTiiionn without apparently adequate canne.
An excellent means of checking this gradaul
drain of the voarces of vitality ia tue beneficent
tonic, uoHietter 8 siomacb tfittere, which pro
motes aigenuuu, euricnrn tue biova ana gives
rubstance as well axetijnna to an enfeebled frame.
Constipation, feebleneet- of the kidnevs and blad
der, fever and agne and rheumatism, are among
toe Dciouy aiimeni wnicn it remedies promptly
and thoroughly. Persistence in its nse is well
merited by it.
It Is said will sell anything, this ia
true in a measure; but for staying
qualities,- merit is the test Extensive
advertising may tell anything where
it is new or unknown, but after it
comes into general use, it is judged
according to its worth. The continued
and steady growth of Swift's Specific
U th beat evidence of its excellence.
It is most popular where it is best
known. Every bottle sold, sells tea
others. Every one that takes it be
comes its friend, and recommends it
to their acquaintances.
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- aa4 aD kind of wood work for WOdars,
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THE WELL KNOWN
iV3 erchant Tailor,
Has just returned from Europe and would be pleased to see hia friends at
his place of business in
Stab Block, Opposite Harper House.
FALL AND WINTER SUITINGS
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Roek Island Savings Bank,
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Open daily from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., aal Sttordayeveaicgt from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Five per cent interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Personal, Col
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"Will hprln hnnlnpaa .Tn R 14m fttid will
antU new bank is completed.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth STenue.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
This house hu jn.t been refttted throughout and in now ia A No. 1 ronl.tton. It It Sr-t !
$1.00 per dsy houe and a deairable family hotel.
Steam Cracker Bakery,
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School Bookc, Sctotl Supplies. Tablets, Etc, Etc,
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Shop comer Twsaty-eeoond street sad Htnth tvenae. Residence 1905
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