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THE AUG US, MONDAY. OCToBEK 5, 1891.
Duly and Weekly at 1SS4 Second Av
nae. Bock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter.
-Daily, We pet month; Weekly, S8.00
nlearlons of a critical or mrgnment
er. political or relialoos. mM taaTe
m attached for publication No each artl
will be printed over fictitious signatures -monM
commanicatione not noticed.
Ckarrasnoodence solicited from every township
Beak laland county.
Monday. October 5, 1891.
Chicago Globe: The attempt by op
position to discredit Gov. Campbell's
Jlaaocial standing is in a line with tbe
lead badge farce and other methods of
the republican leaers.
Tax education of Russian children is
aid to be conducted in four languages
tha native, German, English and French
which they learn to speak fluently.
The tzar speaks English remarkably well.
A New York dramatic jourol offers a
prize of 200 for the test face upon an
American subject, and the Omaha
World-Herald enters the proceedings of
the late repubicaa state convention in
JACK'S BUDDING HOPES.
A Lob Angeles barber, wbo rented his
shop of a woman, failed to pay his rent
for some time. Being asked ti leave he
refused to do so, telling his landlady she
could not put him out without going ta
law, whereupon she quietly took him by
the neck aid deposited bim on tbe side
walk so subduid that he was willing to
leave at any co6t.
J. Boss Mickey has been nominated
for county judge by the democrats of
McDonough county, aid in the choice of
candidate for this distinguished posi
tion, tbe democracy of McDonough coun
ty, has honored itself as it will honor Mr.
Uickey. The nominee is in-the truest
sense a self mede made. Born in Mc
Donough county, he has grown up there,
and is best respected where he is best
known in bis native county where t)l
bis life has let n spent- lie is still in tbe
-vigor of young manhood, not having vet
reached his S6ih year. The early part of
his life was spent cn the f aim, as most
country boys do, working during the
summer and going to school in the winter.
By close application he fltttd himself for
the school room. As a school teacher he
proved a splendid success. A few years
ago he took up the study of law and was
admitted to the bar. Out of a class or
40 he ranked among those at the top and
was complimented by the supreme judges
of the state for bis extensive legal Knowledge.
A Vallry O'er Boulanier's (.iar
Milwaukee Sentinel: A sham warrior
and a sham statesman.
Wheeling Intelligencer: Boulanger was
eead before he killed himself.
Rochester Democrat: Tbe real states
men of France knew that tbe time for
Napoleons had passed.
Elgin News: He was as totally devoid
of conscience and character as he was
of common sense.
Buffa lo Commercial: Tbe republic of
France has been in nothing more fortu
nate tban its enemies.
Rockford Register - G zette: The
French people admire bravery and cour
age. They have no use for a coward.
New Toik Press: There is no gain
saying that Boulanger was a traitor in
the odious meaning of the term.
Hartford Post: Boulanger can never
be forgotten. He has made a place in
bifltory for himself, but what a place!
Buffilo Express: He was brave, ad
wanturous, ambitious, able, but be was
not great. He lacked honestly and true
St. Louis Republic: It is not pleasant
to remember that there are on European
thrones men hardly, if stall, above bis
moral and intellectual level.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: Tbe close
of Gen. Boulanger's life, it may be tru'y
eaid, was in keeping with bis career. He
was an opera bouffe hero from tbe begin
ning. Brooklyn Eagle: Tbe century which
pricks and flings away such a poplnj ly is
better than were the centuries wLich
would have put him on a pedestal and
called him great.
Philadelphia Telegraph: Rarely if
ever has a human being not born in the
purple occupied so high a position before
the world with sucb paltry equipment as
New York Herald: Boulanger has
taught us one valuable lesson be has
given us another illustration of the ftct
that in a republic the true patriot is al
ways rewarded and tbe sham patriot al
ways meets his fate.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: He is a tero
id tbe eyes of tbe demimondaines whose
- lives were no purer tban was his, and is
esteemed for his faithfulness to tbe mem
ory of tbe mistress wbo spent her fortune
in the effort to advance bis cause.
New York Times: It may be said that
nothing in his life became bim like the
leaving it, and that bis suicide comes as
near as anything could to lift into
seriousness a career that not even this
tragedy of its termination, and not even
tbe fact that it was a conspicuous epi
sode in tbe politics of a great nation,
can redeem from having been essentially
New Yoik Tribune: Boulanger's
uicide on tbe grave of his mistress is de
prived of the pathetic interest which it
might otherwise have aroused by the
ugly fact that for more than two years be
subsisted in luxury on ber bounty.
Brooklyn Btsndard-Uoion: In his del
cline and fall he contributed to tbe wel4
fare of bis country by dragging down'
with him the monarchists the botr'oa
who enti r:d into a vulgar intrigue witl
iiim tgaicBt the republic the exposure
of which confirmed' republicanism in
France, and gave that country a gov
ernment of stability, commanding confi
dence and allies, and restoring her as an
indispensable factor in tbe equilibrium in
HE ASKS BILL NYE WHAT HE MUST
' DO TO BE EMINENT.
William Telia Bim a story or a Tonne,
Man Tbo Suddenly Rose to a Great
Height Try It, Asterisk, and Jump Off
When Ton Get There.
JCopyTight, 1801. by Edgar W. Nye.
Craig-Y-Nos, Buncombe Co., N. C,
October, 1891. 1
The following letter has been waiting
fcr some time, but other matters have
interfered with a prompt reply:
OCRnoN, Ark., Aug. 18. ISfL.
E rar W. Nye. Asheville, N. C:
Dear Sir For several years 1 have been a
render of your excellent "Bill Nye" article!,
an i. being somewhat young and literaryly in
clined, have longed for a bit of advice from
yoir pen. Probably "while the delegation are
waiting" Just outside your door you could drop
a lew "Nye" nuggeis into iny receptacle and
the V would never be misbed.
t"$ kv$ yX
AT THE F.U.VATOR.
i have never heard that you encouraged
young scribblers to indulge in writing to you
by ans wearing there tiresome sheets by return
mail, ;v, undoubtedly, you were prompted to
do. L nknowinifly 1 make the experiment.
How would you advise a ymui man of a
iiterary bent, and possessing a keen sense for
that v.-hich is unusual or humorous? How
shall 1 e find the market without money or in
fluence? Is humorous writing remunerative?
Can yiu cite an instance in regard to your
gaining literary notoriety?
Please don't dispair at this. It Is mearly the
Introduction of what a bore can do. Possibiy
I. too. shall be eminent some day. and in lien
of this ?rent impossibility will close hj the op
portun ly presents. Please comply. Very sin
cerely, The above letter is written by a jonng
man who needs information about as
severely as any one with whom 1 have
ever i let up. I put three asterisks in
place c f his uarne in order to shield his
family This is only a specimen of one
kind c f correspond eat out of a list of a
great many hundreds. I panse to won
der where they all cotne from.
Passing over the first paragraph,
which is kind, flattering and fulsome,
let ns tome at once to what Mr. Aster
isk Mr. Jack Asterisk, if you please
really wants to know.
In th-3 first place, I do, as often and as
lucidly and pellucidly as 1 can with
whRt f w talents 1 may embrace, an
swer tbs inquirers who have something
to inquire for, if 1 am able to supply the
information. First then, Jack, yon
should tnow what yon want to inquire
for, and. secondly, you shonld know how
to spell t. Then any one would be glad
to drop :he information into your recep
Now conies the query, "How would
you advise a young man of a literary
bent Rnd possessing a been sense for that
which is unusual or humorousl'"
I wonl 1 advise such an one to avail
himself of it and enjoy it. Few people
are blest with a been sense of the nn
usnal. It shonld tie fostered.
You as nest, "How shall he find the
market without money or uifiuencei-"
He will naturally have great difficulty.
The marLet for a been sense of the un
nsnal was never more panicky than it is
now. W.thout money or influence you
will have quite a long search before you
will get your price. To tell you the
honest aLd never dying truth. Asterisk,
there is no market for a keen sense for
the unnsuil or humorous. It is a good
thing to h ive, for your life will be longer
and sweeter for having it. Don't mar
ket it at a 1. any more than you would
market yoar keen relish for what is good
or beautilnl. You doubtless want to
find a market, not for your been sense
of the nnasnal, bnt for your ability to
describe scch things in an entertaining
way, and j on cannot deliver the goods
at present, 1 fear.
Learn tL-st to write good English.
Write at a mark for eight or nine years
and let np on busy people, if yon please.
I once knew a young man who decided
to go to New York and to try to get a
job on the metropolitan press. He had
practiced en a country paper for sev
eral years, und had received a cyclope
dia and a reversible wall map as a re
ward for his genius and toiL So he said
to himself: "1 will go to New York.
This life is tailing me. It is time to call
a halt." He did not take a trunk be
cause he bu d it would only be a burden
to him, and one hot day when the sun
was bringitg out nil the hidden fra
grance that n century has concealed be
tween the heated paving stones of News
paper row, i.e found the door which led
into the inhospitable dwelling of the
great newspaper nion which he had de
cided to bestow himself.
Everybody about him looked so cool
and superior that he hated himself be
cause he perspired so, and he knew that
even the elevator boy looked down on
him. He fe t homesick, and when he
took out his handkerchief to wipe his
brow he accidentally pulled out a little
red pincushion that his sister gave hun
when he started for town. It 6mote ta
his heart very heavily, Mr. Asterisk, and
he compared the welcome he generally
got at home vith tbe chilly glare he got
when he came? to town.
When he mustered the courage, he
took a deep bieath and stepped into the
elevator; the elevator boy pushed him
back and askei him whom he desired to
see. Then it came over him that he did
bot know tbe editor and that, probably,
he never would. ; The elevator boy gave
him a blank replevin to fill out, stating
whom )ie wished to see and also on what
business, whether friendly or otherwise,
whether married or single, and if so, how
t agreed with him.
He sent this np to the editor and got
word that the editor had gone to Hono
lulu to start a branch office, but would
be back in the spring.
He did not believe this. So he lingered
near, and pretty soon he saw a clergy
man with the manuscript of a sermon
nnder his arm and heard him ask to see
Mr. Must This gave him an idea. He
would also ask to see Mr. Must as soon
as the clergyman came back. So be took
out his second papers, and where the
blank occurred regarding what he wished
to see Mr. Must for he wrote, "Wish to
see Mr. Must regarding scoop."
Then he was bidden to come. He
thought bard all the way np trying to
Lave an idea, for the paper offered as
high as $2.75 apiece for ideas at that
time. When be got there he was scared
almost to death, but tbe editor greeted
him rather kindly and said:
"Welly w-irh a rising inflection.
"1 had an idea in the elevator," said
Ambrose, for that was the name of our
hero, "that it would be a good idea to
send a man down to Coney island and
let him write it np."
"For the paper'" asked the editor,
pounding on the wall with the draw
head from a wreck which he once par
"Yes, for the paper." said Ambrose,
"for the first page."
"Well," said the editor, "1 have
thought of that. I thought of it eight
een years ago. We have had spells of
thinking of it ever since. So have the
other papers. Are you a native of New
"No, sir; I am a native of Bellefonte,
Ohio. 1 got here early this morning."
"I judged that yon had not lived here
always. Y'ou are too considerate of other
people's feelings to pass for a native if
New York. But you can acquire that
metropolitan air if yon try. If you go
np to the slaughter honse and diink hot
blood for a month, then come and ride
on the elevated road, yon will get that
man-about towu air."
"But you look fatigued, and your
clothes are old. Look at your trousers,
how they bag at the area!"
"Yes, 1 am toid that they do, sir, but
one cannot beat one's way from Cincin
nati here and keep the crease in both
legs of one's panties and have them
drape alike when he arrives here. Folks
tell u:e thi.t they are rather out at el
bows, sir, but, thank God, they cover a
I see," said the editor, "thai yon
have a wonderful command of language.
I will give you a chance, though the
office is full of idle men. You won.d
think that the office ought seek the man,
Ambrose, bnt it is not so here. 1 will
give yon an assignment. Go to the top
of Trinity spire and write it np. Bring
yonr stuff tomorrow. At the elevator
give the good hailing sign, and repeat
the word 'Mesopotamia.' Y'ou will be
Ambrose knew that this was only a
polite way of getting rid of him, but he
asked a policeman to show him Trinity
church, and he went np in the spire
alone. He cried a little up there, for as
he looked out over the big, smoky city
he thought that in that great swarming
hnman hive," as he had called it at
home in The Advance, he had no friend.
Here, even nnder the golden cross of
the church, he was alone. It was a piti
ful thought, and Ambrose hungered for
bis home away in Ohio; but with a big
sob in his throat he sharpened bis pencil
and looked about him, for he had a keen
sense for the nnnsnaL
Cut with a knife on the little window
frame by his side he read:
That was all, but be took those two
names and wove around them a story of
tender possibility and humanity. He
AS INSTANCE OF UTT.RAKY NOTORIETY.
pnt in the high lights of happiness and
the shadows of sonow as they mnst
come, dear Asterisk, to all of us. Ee
wrote on as the sun went down, and
thought not of his hunger and the home
less, pitiless, scadles3 night that was
coining on. He wrote while the shadows
lengthened in the chnrcbyard and the
roar of business along Broadway died
down to a sort of mercantile purr.
Then he took his "copy" and went np
the Eowery to where one may abide iJl
night for fifteen cents. There he abode
the night But he did not care. He was
happy. He did not have to sleep there
any more. The editor read his litvle
story aloud till his voice got husky and
then he read it to himself.
Now Ambrose is himself a managing
editor, and has engraved visiting cards
with "Mister" on them.
Yon' ask if I can cite an instance in
regard to my gaining literary notoriety.
We have a most
at very popular pric s.
Bring in the BOYS and GIRLS and we will fit
em out with good, solid, serviceable
shoes that will
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
1623 Second Ave., under Rock Island House
P. S.-BIG NEW LINE OF SCHOOL SHOES.
and I reply wi'.n my hand on my heart
that, so far a i teiow, 1 cannot.
And now, if I have been of service to
you or any one who may read these
lines, if there be in this brief note a
grain of goodness which yon may pick
up and file away, I am repaid that is,
of course; figuratively speaking and
with this, and hoping that possibly 1,
too, may be eminent some day, and in,
lien of this great impossibility, will
close, as the opportunity presents. Very
The readers of the Abgcs will be pleased
to learn last there is at lta.t one dreaded
disease that science his been able to cure
in all its stages, bnd that is catarrb.
Hall's Cttarrb Cure is tbe only pjsitive
cure now known to the medical fraternity.
Catarrh being a constitutional disease, re
quires a constitutional treatment. Hill's
Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
direcilv upon the blood and mucous sur
faces of the system, thereby destroying
the foundation of tbe disease, and giving
the patient strength by building up tbe
constitution and nssisting nature in doing
it9 work. The proprietors have so much
faith in its curative powers, that tbey
offer i ne busiirtd dollars for anv case
that it fails to core. Seed for list of tes
F. J. Cheenet A Co.. Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
. Go: a look?.
Good looks are more than skin deep,
depending upon a b a'.tby condition of all
the vital rsns. If the liver be inactive,
you have a bilious look, if your stomach
he disordered jou have a dyspeptic look
and if your kidneys te sffec'ed you have
a pinched look. Secure grind health and
you will have good looks. Electric Bitters
is the great alterative and toDic acts
ditec-tly on tbesc vital 'orcaas Cures
pimples, blotches, boils and gives a go 1
complexion. Sold at Ilsrtz & Bahnsen's
drug store, 50c. per bottle.
It Coasaxp'.oa Iaci-aS5.
Read the following: Mr. C. H. Mor
ris, Newark, Ark , siys: "Was down
with Abscess of Lungs, and friends and
physicians pronounced me an Incurable
Consumptive. Began liking Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption, sm
now on my third bottle, tnd able to over
see the work on my farm. It is the finest
medicine ever made."
Jesse Middlewart, Decatur, Ohio, says
"Had it not been for Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption I would have
died of lung troubles. Was given np by
doctors. Am now in best of health."
Try it. Sample bottles free at Hartz &
Bahnsen's drug store.
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The best Eal7e in the world for cuts,
bruises, sores, ulcere, salt rheum, fevet
sores, tetter, chapped bands, chilblains,
corns and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively cures piles, or no psy required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale bv Hartz & BaLcsen.
For Over Fifty Tears
Mrs. Wioelow's Soothing Syrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dis
burbed at eight and broken of your res
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cutting teeth send at once and get
a bottle o! -Mrs. Wirslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve tbe poor little sufferer immediately.
Depend upon it, mothers, there is no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates tbe stomach and bowi Is, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion snd gives tone and energy to the
whole system, -Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teetting is pleasant
to the taste and is the prescription of one
of the oldest, and best 'einale physicians
and curte? in tbe United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winelow'sSoothing Syrup
Peach ice cream made frourfresb ripe
peaches at Erell & Math's.
Mannfactnrer of all klrd? of
BOOTS AND SHOES
events' FiEe Shot a specialty. Repairing done nea'.'y aad proE-it'.T.
A share of your patronage recpactf ally solicited.
1613 Second Avecus, R ct Lliinj
B. F. DeGEAR,
4 4- . 1 T ., i
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St. . . T? 1 T ' I
and Seventh Avenue, IvOCK i iar.Cl
"A11 k'.nie of carpenter work a specialty. Plant al e tima-.es for s-.' k :dt o' -- 'ia
t uiaiaaed on application . "
: Shirt Factory :
We are now prepared to take
your measure and make
Ptictt as Low ts the Lowest.
Also all kinds ot
1GC9 Second Avenne, Rock Island,
elver Liosley's Crockery store.
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H"t', Fine Embroiieries,
Oftrich GioOs, Velvets,
Ribbon, S-raw Braids.
Laces, YeP-incs, Gilt Trimmings,
Jet and Gilt Ornaments,
1TC9 Second avenue,
C. O. D.
221 and 223
AL. Laundry Work done on short notice.
A specialty or Dress Skirts.
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
Cast Iron Work
done. A tpecia'.:? of f-rr..t':.'.'ji t:i
of Stoves Witt C'Jf::.?- at 5 '
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