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For Cty Attorney..,
For Oity Trraiarvr.
bJCOKGE W. HENRY
J. M. BUPOHn
Be rent Watd.
..MARTIN WET VBT5R(3T?H
E. D. M'CAKTNEY
.ALEXANDER ST DONALD
There were 4,000 strikes In 1890.
Deuveb boasts of a hundred manufac
Thi first London directory was printed
in 1607 and contained 64 pages, with the
name or 1,793 persons and firms.
Nw York pays her aldermen $2,000
a year salary. Buffa'o pays $1,000 a
year salary. Brooklyn pays hers nothing,
. Responding to a popular demand, the
railroad committee of the Massachusetts
senate has reported a bill providing that
it shall not be lawful for any steam rail
road doing business in that stare after
November 1. 1893. to heat its passenger
cars by a stove or furnace just inside
the car or suspended therefrom, unless
such method of heating; becomes tem
porarily necessary by reason of accident
or other emergency provided, how
ever, that the board of railwav commia
sioners may from time to time grant such
exemptions from the requirements of the
act as may seem necessary or reasonabl e
The penalty for violating the provisions
not to exceed $500.
Scwtpaper Uw Extraordinary
The Minnesota legislature seems to un
dertake the large task of editing all the
newspapers in that 6tate. The senate
has passed a bill requiring that every
article, repot t and paragraph pubiisned
in a newspaper shall be signed with full
names by every man who has had any
hand in writing or editing it, and making
anonymity a enme. This causes the New
York World to remark:
What mORt CAntiviltPa Ihn imnnnalinn
in contemplating a measure of this kind
jb uo cj.irauruina.ry appearance us en
forcement would give to a newspaper. An
innocent nine mree-lme paragraph di'
reeling the street commissioner's tfn
tion to the failure of a contractor to re
move the ashes promptly from a neglected
uivcb must oe signea oy jocn Aiazzietn
waite Johnson Boggs the man who oriei
nallv wrote it at a rnlumn'a lpnrrth- hv lot
dor Montgomery Smithkina.the ritv f-r'irnr
whq cut it down to half a column; by
Erastns Lafayette De Francois Tod. John
Wesley Sims and DeWitt Clinton Sowers
bV. Who BUCCegflivelr hoilAri it rinsrn inH
finally by John Japgood, the managing
euuor, wno cut oui a supeinuous adjec
tive at me last moment.
A newspaper edited in that fashion
would have all the ravishing interest of a
city directory without the dull formality
Of its alphabetical arrangement. But
newspapers are not easily edited bv
statute, as the New York legislature has
fonnd out in the case of the electrical ex
ecution law, and we do not expect soon
, k receive oar Minnesota exchanges with
their columns converted mainly into a
heterogenous mass of signatures.
The XJfe for at Singer.
"What la the hni. fVwvrl tnr n ,ii..ii -
question very often asked o ma, and of
.ii . , .
w firuiosuoiuu singers, l reply, "The
plainest food is by far the- best." Good,
plain, bnt nourishing food; for that is the
best for health, and to be well in health is
to be well in voice, and good health in ab
solutely necessary for good singing. Some
few things should be entirely avoided, snch
as" nuts, for instance, which affect the
throat an well as the digestion. To lead a
regular life is also absolutely essentia, and
young and indeed all artistes, if they
wh,h to excel, must live for their art alone,
ad. mnst give up a great many "pleas
ures;" bnt if this, as it should do, enables
the artiste to become great, then they will
have their reward for all sacrifices. .
To be artistes they should live as artistes
go whenever possible to hear and to see
fine singing and line acting; endeavor to
aee fine pictures, fine statues; read clever
books and the biographies of great men
and grent historical characters; to live, in
fact, in an atmosphere of art nnd of intel
lect, which will help them far more than
et first they may lie disposed to think in
their own artistic career. Mine. Albani
Gye in Ladies' Home Journal.
An Automatic Paper Sealer.
An automatic machine, which forma,
fills, weighs aud seals packages, is being
Introduced into houses where large quanti
ties of fine cut tobacco, soda, starch, etc.,
are put np. The operations of the machine
are curious and novel in every particular,
and yet quite simple. 'The machine con
sists of u sc'ies of forming blocks, recep
tacles, folders, gummers and feeders, all
working in harmony, so that the packages
are being smoothly and continuously pro
duced. The forming blocks successively
size the paper, which instantly afterward
is wrapped around them, folded and gum
med at the end. The paper sacks are then
plunged into receptacles, filled, folded on
top and sealed. The manifest saving in
labor thus effected would seem to warrant
the claim of the inventor that if the ma
chine is worked to its full capacity it will
pay for itself in 275 working days. Kew
' Pozzunt's Complexion ,P"wder pro
duces a ft and beautiful kiD;ltcom
.bines every element of beauty and purity.
BILL NYE TELLS ABOUT THE THINGS
HE SAW THERE.
The Great Wnitechapel Club and Its
Pleasing; Exterior The World's Fair
and the Singing Lesson in Cbnrch Ha
Btlll Uvea After the Solo.
ICopyright, 1801. by Edgar W Nye,
Chicago, Us., I
Toward the Gladsome f (nrinc. (
PerhaTH no institution nf th m-pat
throbbing, chin whiskered we t is more
unique or more distinctive than the
Whitechapel club of this ciiy. It is a
bright, oheery little crypt, which is
reached through a narrow, scmber stab
in the still blacker blackness , and soon
to be called Whitechapel alley, opening
off La Salle street. Inside al is cozy
anacngnt. ion enter by going down
several steps, and find vonnelf in n
anteroom, on the left of which is the tap
room and on the right the reception
vault or general sarcophagm
Bright and cheery skeleton.! hang np
wherever the pleased eye rabbles o'er
the walls, and blood mattered ffarmpnts.
torn by the coroner froi 1 mtu-dered in
nocence, Borten the harsh ontl nes of the
bony decorations. Skulls with phos
phorescent eyes in them stand upon the
whatnots or whatsnot, perhai s I should
say here and there.
All is cheery and appetizing, especially
to ine weary minu and the tired and
spent brain. Here we see several white,
ghost dance garments from Wnnmlwl
Knee, upon which the blood yet looks
nice and fresh. Here is a lirge west
ward hoe with which an irritated farmer
killed several of his children in an nn.
gnarded moment Over yontler is the
somewhat battered and kiiockkneed
charger formerly belonging tj Herod's
somewhat morbid daughter.
Many relics, from the early history of
enme ana norror to that or ti e present
day, are here here to please, to be
guile and to perpetuate. Yonder is the
cloven helmet of a Haymarket police
man, and back of it a model o: the gal
lows on which the anarchists were
Comfortable solitude is said to be the
object of the London clnb. and in this
respect it is doubtless modeled after the
w nicecnapei club of Chicago. Solitude,
surrounded by a wealth of brass
knuckles, highbinders' knives xvith fresh
gore on them, freshened each day by the
Armour abattoirs, and skeletons from
which ever and anon a ve-tebra, a
patella or a few phalanges fiJl with a
Btartling yet sodden plunk on ihe dead
ened floor, may surely be found here.
The Whitechapel club of Ch CATft WAR
endowed some two years ago by Jack
ine nipper tor tne purpose of engender
ing a more fraternal feeling to ward hu
manity, and also to advance intellectual
refinement and to encourage thought
waves. Realizing the oncer ainty of
life, he desired, he said, to perpetuate
his name in this way. 'I might be cut
down at any time," said he, "as my
night work, of course, is one of constant
exposure to the unwholesome at mosphere
of London. Besides," he add d, "there
is a growing feeling of antagonism to
ward me here. Sometimes 1 think 1
would like to try the climate of Amer
ica, but I am afraid 1 would get run
over ana killed by the professional
drunkards who drive drays ov sr people
in New York, or if I came to Chicago 1
might get 'bindged' and die of pneu
monia, bo perhaps 1 am as well off
here among friends, sunnressint- vice and
evading the keen eyed police, a) I would
be in America, where the social evil does
not as yet own the town.
"Do all that vou can.n he aaid. "la
make the club cheerful and bright 1
send by this steamer a gray plaid shawl,
stiff with the gore of No. 3. It will
make a nice piano cover. I thin c Could
yon not arrange with the citv to com
bine your dining room with the city
morgue, so that rent could be saved and
yonr dining hall have about it a home
like air which money alone cat not pro
"I am almost disconracred at timps
when 1 see how slowly I am getting
along with my great work lo iking to
ward the suppression of vice, Lot I will
IN THE WHITECHAPEL CM B.
not give UD. I am determined ho nrwn
on and carve my way to fame. Keep np
the kindest clnb spirit, and yet admit no
one who has ever led a life of shame.
We cannot be too careful. I think, in
"I am Coiner nut acain this evaninn- to
see if 1 can catch nn a little vnt.h mv
work. I am now away behind. When
i get tnis job done X am thinking of
operating on a few titled Englishmen
who need killing very much. I un very
anxious to be through' with my work,
for, as 1 say, it keeps me aw y from
home so much at nirrht. Flv H-ariftlu-
round, ye wheels of time, and bung the
'Miss Bomnard. of Paris, wished to
contribute to the club a trnnJi, scarf,
etc., for our dining room. They will be
sent within a few weeks."
I wish I had mora time to sneak of tha
bric-a-brac of thel Whitechapel club, bnt
Have not, or course. Suffice it th it, with
the walls covered over with bones, blood
stained cleavers, knives and slang shots,
with a loaded door spring billy here, and
over there the dried and weather beaten
boot of a soldier from the Coster battle
field, in mhich the bones of the foot
could still be seen, the' president apolo
gized for the absence of eleven skeletons
which had been loaned to a well known
physician for scientific purposes. He
said that to him the absence of these
eleven skeletons seemed to leave the
room sort of bare and inhospitable.
This reminded me of a friend who
visited me at my lodgings at the hotel
here. I of course offered refreshments,
which were participated in, after which
we talked a while, bnt my friend seemed
a little preoccupied and distraught.
Finally he read over the little pamphlet
of instructions connected with pressing
the button, and then gave it a long,
"Did yon want something?" I asked.
"Yes, but it is on me this time. I am
a little 'rocky this morning, so kindly
allow me to extend to yon the hospitali
ties of yonr room."
He then did so. '
I met here an old pioneer editorial
friend of mine who has grown gray in
the service of the public as an opinion
molder. His wife has presented him
with nine daughters.
"And how are yon coming on?" I
asked him on Saturday.
BURSTING INTO BONO.
"Oh, fairly well, fairly well, I thank
you," he said deferentially.
"And have you any sons yet to go with
those nine daughters?' I inquired.
"Nary a boy in the entire outfit," he
said, as he laid a cutlet of star tobacco
about the size of a kippered herring in
side his jowl. "Nine girls and no boy
on tne place.
"And how is vour wife's health?"
"Oh, she's moderately well, I thank
you, moderately so." Then, sort of
thinking aloud to himself: "Nice, likely
old lady, too, she is, as ever lived. Tried
and true through evil as well as good re
port, poverty or prosperity, it has been
all the same to her. Welcomins- with &
hysterical sobby laugh the first tremu
lous cry or our earliest baby, or weeping
into her poor old rusty veil at the funer
al of our last, she is always the same to
me, the same dear good wife and mother
"She's a grand old character, Bill a
grand old character. A little tantolon-i
cal, perhaps, but a grand, grand char
Then his vestibnled cable train
along, and he left me there to think it
Speaking of the veil, 1 must say that
it has seemed barbarous to me. I never
wore a veil at a funeral, bnt it has' al
ways seemed to me that I would rather
oe excused. It occurs to me that tn
weep into a crepe pronounced crape.
not creepy, as might be supposed veil
would, if it were my case, almost rob
me of the joy of becoming the widow of
a wire Dealer.
Think of riding a mile or two verv
Slowlv to the Crave, with vonr r-olrl rlanlr
nose tied down like a storm beaten bud
of asparagus in the reluctant spring by
a cold, wet veil drawn tisrhtlv arrtvta
your frost bitten eyeballs, and feeling
use an escaned hat raz-fr with this arm.
ber drapery hanging over it, and smelling
of the black dve and the salt of vonr
own tears. It would take all the pleas
ure for me out of the funeral of a hus
band who had eaten the tenderloin
himself for ten years, or put a cord of
stove wood on the Christmas tree for
me each year, or a barrel of flour.
ihe Worlds fair is getting on first
rate. A nice little building is being
erected now in which to store the plans.
This is a great stride. The nlans are
valued at $300,000. 1 would not give
that for them, of 'course, but that is he-
cause I am not a plan collector. My
rancy does not run in that direction.
The flvim? machine or nii aliin ia nt
the old exposition bnilding. It is quit4
buoyant, and bobs around at a creat rate.
It is about as liable to be successful
atrial navigation, according to the gen
eral opinion, as the old Comstock mine
of Virginia is to crawl ont of its hole
some night and climb npon a moon
beam by means of a pair of roller skates.
But we shall see.
On Sunday I went to Central Music
hall to hear Professor Swing. He is a
plain man, with iron gray hair cut
straight across at the neck, like Mr.
Beecher's and John the Baptist's. He is
tall and serious looking, but able, oh!
how able he is! ,
The day was very rainy, and I plodded
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
I 1 V OP
through the mud feeling that I was do
ing a noble thing to act as Professor
Swing's audience on such a day. But
others were there. Slowly the audience
room filled np, and when the organ
struck np a nocturne with cuckoo inter
lude, and the organist was feeling .around
over the features of his instrument for
some new stops to pull out, the seats were
comfortably filled, and remained so till
j the service was over. There was no
j choir. The organist sat by himself np
I in the loft, and toyed with the valves
! and things, unmoved and nnvexed by
the young people who generally eat but
terscotch and talk like a theater party
while not vocalizing. A slender young
man with a far away and pensive look
I led the congregation in song by means
of a small baton which he waved to and
fro, but which he did not offer to play
II burst forth into song. I could not
help it People near me looked around,
struck by my strange, wild melody.
, Some seemed startled. Others were visi
bly affected, and would have repented if
they had been encouraged, 1 think. Con
viction could be seen on their faces; also
remorse and sorrow for the past
One man read a newspaper during the
early part of the service. I could hear
an usher near me cussing him for his
lack of reverence. "Hell of a way to do
in church, isn't it?" he seemed to mut
ter, as the man went on reading about
the baccarat scandal in England, and of
how, a bright little child in Michigan had
recently been boiled in a kettle of hot
Before and all through the services
the rattle of the lesson leaf or celestial
menu, if I may be allowed that term, was
very disturbing, especially to those who
desired to hear and criticise the prayer.
I would suggest the leather covers used
in restaurants sometimes for these hymn
slips to deaden the sound and keep them
clean. They would not rattle them
selves or the speaker so much then.
Professor Swing "is a great big brainy
man." He does not get his sermons from
the worn wax cylinders of his mind, or
reel off the thnnken thoughts of men now
dead and turned to dust. He is a big,
broad man, in the shade of whose mighty
think works, to use a simile of his own,
the little poison weeds of doubt and dis
trust die out and disappear. Great
minds like great trees get all the sun
light, and the breeze, and the ozone, or
whatever it is which they require in their
business, and at their feet the little
measly jimson weed of schism and
those things curl np and die. Meantime
far above, and refusing to monkey with
the trivial dogmas and the pallid, noxious
growth below, the brave big tree tosses
its grand old arms about, and the birds
come there and build their ne6ts and
spoon around in the early spring, and
thank trod for the beautiful and the bully
old universe, so free to use temporarily
aud then return in good order to the
David seemed to know that I was there,
and so he spoke well. I applauded him
once with my umbrella, but was re
proached for it by a heavier set man than
I am, so did not carry it to excess.
Speaking of General Sherman Profes
sor Swing said: "What a glorious thing
it is for us that God never repeats him
self I He gives us a man equally great
in some ways for the one we have lost
but never again the same arrangement
of talents. What a grand man was Gen
eral Sherman! A character like his has
an eternal monopoly of itself.
"The perfect man has the affections,
the understanding and the will equally
balanced. The scholar is apt to culti
vate his understanding at the expense of
his will and his affections." Thus he be
comes a bloodless, flabby hungerer for
more books, more problems, more to
read; a ldveless, abnormal man, a lop
sided copartnership between a wabbly
will, a weak affection and a cerebral
tapeworm. (The language is not Pro
fessor Swing's; only the idea, the thought
germ. The word painting is mine.)
So, likewise, the drunkard and the lib
ertine allow the affections to run away
with the will and the understanding,
while the stubborn man permits bis
will to ride with Mexican spurs over his
affections and his understanding. He
has firmness and that is all. He does
ot love anybody nor know anything.
He is the great anthropoid jackass of the
agesin which he lives.
Th( congregation united in repeating
the Lord's Prayer, the big organ warmed
up to itS-nsiness, and the congregation,
including the bright yorng prima donna
who pens fhese lines, went softly and
plunkingly hoae in the rain, still re
membering tne closing hymn of the
Earth has nyroy a cool retreat.
Many a spot to mem'ry dear;
Oft we find our, weary feet
Lingering by some fountain clear;
Yet the purest waters flow
In the land to wUicb. we go.
Do Ton Cong-hl
Dort'tdeUy. Tuke Kt-mp'g SJslsim, the
best cough cure. It will cure jour
couchs and colds. It will curtf pains in
the chest. It will cure inflnienz and
bronchitis and all diseases pertaining to
the lungs because it is a purte balsam.
liold it to the light and see bowiclear and
thick it is. You will see the excellent
effect after taking the first dose.) Lirge
bottles 50a and $1 .
TJ. S. Gov't Report, Aug. i7,i889.
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J. B. ZIMMER,
-THB WELL KJTOWir-
Star Block, Opposite Haepep. Houbk.
-ba purchased for the
Spring and Summer of 1891,
A largtraod finer stock thin ever. These poods will arrive In a few days. Wait and see them.
H. SIEMON & SON,
v, DEALERS IN :
:ftt:ive:fs, itails, &o,
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stoves and the Geneseo Cooking Stoves.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
TW SRf'MN-n tVR.. KOC!R TSTjAND, ill.
Calf Goodyear Welt Shoes?
The best Met's not shoe in the city for the price.
STABY, BEEGER & SNELL,
8ernnd and Harrison Sts. Davenrop
Jr. JVL. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
HAKTJFACTTSBEB OF CRACKXBI AUD BISCUIT!.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best.
-Specialties t The Carlsty "OYSTEB" and the Christy "WAFKB."
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
SEIV ERS & ANDERSON,
Contractor and Builders,
ALL KINDS OF CARPENTER WORK DONE. -
usr Genera! Jobbing done on short notic and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and Shop 1412 fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND ILL.
Agency for Excelsior Roofing Company.
Cheaper than Shingles.
Bond for ci.cnlar. Telephone
J. T. DIXOJST,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
Opera House Saloon
GMiRGE SCHAFER, Proprietor.
1801 Second Avenue. Corner of siiteetth Stree - Opposite Harper's Theatre.
The choicest Wines, Liquors, Beer and Cigars always on Hand
Free Lunch Every Day - ... Sandwiches Famished oa Short No
B. P. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office nd Shop Corn or Soveiwiith Bt.
" ' of center work a specialty.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twecty-third street and Fourth aTenne, - - . . ' ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Thto bouse has Just oee , refitted 1 ronghont sndi. now In A No. 1 cdio. It isafirst-class
l 0U per d ay house and a desirable family hotel.
Manufacturer of ail kinds of
BOOT8 AND SHOES-
Gents' Fine Shoes a specialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly .
A share of yr patronace respactfnlly solicited.
1618 Second Avenue. Roek Island, H.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
Bbop corner Twenty-second street and Ninth avenue. Residence S936
? Thirteenth avenue.
&TIm prepared to make estimate and do all kinds of Carpenter work. GIts aim a trial.
T. II. ELLIS, Rock Island, 111.
1036. Cor. Fourteenth St and Second Ave
Plans and estimates for all kinds or bonding.