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THOUGHTS FROM NYE
WITH COLD TEA
UP AT DWIGHT.
gir i:,in ArnoJ.1 1 All Klglit In II U
Way. lt Hl Gesture Might Ue Wetter-Wlitre
I That Letter from tho
!Co;1yrii;lit. IKiS, ty r:ci;t:ir v . -je-i
tup JitKT Political
Bath.k Ground. Jiuin.iry.
.1 ..ti,'(. ' s.iid n moral looking man
-t-'p!iiv ii wo journeyed
"..lint :ls we aret into the
liquors are prohibited on the dining car
n:-t cf leifislHtnrv more
" ... . ...11
nt riuie. -.ui j"i ivit
No. I i-aiitiot. just at this moment,
1 s.v.tl. lil;'-' 11 y'"" "1;ln undergoing a
civil service examination for the posi
tion of .ivMih-nt of the United States.
YYIiv '.- li'r"
..V..;i. I did k"ow till I tried it
I o:-.!rr.'.l tea wmi a wiiik una
ale i'i a teapot anil serveii in a
m l s i!i -er. W !;'. a man could
his oA'ii wire l!i:iu way. ii iooii
lust the sanio
and it' ''"' blow it a little
hef.'tv v..:i drink it. or pour it into your
saivcr," I'.Ue a member t" the leg'iidature,
..:.. S.it ..'Oil thf Tl"
von can mane ii'i.o- u mi
iiibitiot: people. I'he ;i-t
vi: i .
for :i 'i b inu-al purposes
is worthy of note, and
,..re 1 waiter on a dining
shows trial a e
ear is abler in hi- Ii!!'
ta in a member or
tho le::ilariiiv is in his'n. I wnl give a
colored waiter a iu:irti-r to evade a law
that it eo-t i';.OtJ to pa-s. and he will
doit for me. That's my idea of iuna
teiir l.'ela'iou anyhow." And there is
a grain or tv."o of truth in what he said.
1 struck something new in stiles yes
terday. It was ii stile over a barbed
wire fence. It was plain, but pictur
esque. It was very much as follows:
e of stile in Ireland, ns ! re
was something like this:
I: i mippospfl to bo a stone Wf.ll. 1
draw still life well, but this is a
. :i''.d C represents footholes which
le tl:e victim to go over the wall if
ails are good.
is a lisMssippi stilo. as brought
ov-.t by ;i well known Congo family imv
living ir-.ar Jackson:
A f: represents fence; C the stile,
which is calculated only to keep adult
.'.cc!; out. Small stock can pass in and
out freely, but grown cows will have
curvature of the spine 'if they try it.
A Chicago traveling man m the sleep
ing car this morning was saying that he
h'.arii Sir LMwin Arnold read a few
Weeks ago. "I'd read his works off and
on for some years, nnd 1 thought 1 would
like to hear him arguo in public," said
"I suppose he is a great big poet, but
win u it comes to speaking in public,
give sue .Jennie O'Noil Potter. Sir Ed
win hasn't got the technique that Potter
has. lie reads from the book, and just
as lie s: r lres an impassioned passage and
hi:i wind ers are tossed about with emo
tion he loses his place and says "Uni -all"
till he can get onto it ngain.
"N jiv that's no way to live. Sir Ed
Win can write out of sight, but some of
'!' gestures on the stage are very tart.
!! is not in it with Potter at all, my
I oy. ;,ud he wets his thumb when he
turns the leaves.
"-No one, mind you. ever wrote more
stuff that ha I thrill und grandeur in it
than Sir Edwin, but some of his gestures
l-:1nd the wrong way. Now when rot
ter gives that piece called -IIow Sal
vator Won.' and comes on in jockey
clothes, the honse just howls. Nobody
can help it. But Sir Edwiu does not
dress the part ut all. Ho wears the
aine clothes in the 'Light of Asia' that
ho does as the Rajput nurse. Now
that's no way to do with people that pay
a dollar and a half to hear him, 1 say.
He does not even take off his whiskers
while he reads the 'Rajput Nurse.'
".My opinion is that we are too easily
pleased with titled people here in this
country. Sir Edwin Arnold is a good
man nnd writes as good a poem as any
body 1 know, but when he appears in
rublic as a reader along side of such
talent as you and Miss Potter, and at
the same price, 1 say it is discriminating
against our own industries."
Possibly this is true. Yet, working as
we do together in the great field of lit
erature, and trying as lest we may to
advance and elevate the tastes and aspi
rations of mankind. 1 would hardly wish
to criticise the methods or gestures of
Sir Edwin. 1 know only too well how
long it takes to get a good set of gestures
together. It cannot be done at once.
Even when we do so. others may rob us
of them and fit them to other selections,
going ahead of us and so making ns ep
pear later on. when we visit the same
town, as plagiarists.
Sir Edwin Arnold has always used me
well, and thoush 1 did not stop at his
house while n England, as 1 had al
ready pruudsed other K. C. B.'s and K.
G.'s tliat I would take iuj- trunk right
to their places and stay, yet I always
heard him well t poken of everywhere.
no icii.uuio mo ijuguMi nuiuw uui
our shores at all times, nnd give him a j
We welcome the LngUsh author on
nearly indorsement, but we ask mm as
an offset to this to throw the chest well
out, stand erect, hold np the chin in
stead of the audience, and refrain from
wetting the thumb while turning over
Shortly after her majesty printed her
"Life and Sen ices of John Brown" it
occurred to me hat brief excerpts from
COMPLETE SET OK GESTCKr.S.
this work would do well for readings in i
1.:.. 4 .... i I
iiiia euumrj , so i wroits io ner 1U care OI
her manager a; king her what she would
take for fifty choice dats in America,
to read jointly with me. each of us se
lecting from nr own works. .My idea '
was that my on-n selections would, as it 1
were, give a solid and literary character j
to the entertainment, while her own!
would brighten up tho evening with
mirth and gladness.
Whether her majesty did not under
stand tho meaning of the word "ex
cerpt," and thirefore cruelly misjudged
my meaning, cr was unable to obtain a
chaperon in t .mo, 1 do not know, but
sufliee it to say that the royal fungus is
growing rank on n:v still unanswered
1 saw a very sad man yesterday on tho
cars ns 1 rode -vest. There were scald
ing tears in every tone, and his chin
quivered like n horse's lin. J lis namo
was Brown, lie sai l, goijera'ly called
flamingo BriAvn, because f a long,
wavy neck Ik had, which struck rne as
tho longest, ruddiest sweep of undulat
ing neck and : quiliiie Adam's apple that
I had ever see i.
. Flamingo L rowu told me that he was
on his way to Dwight. lilr... and in order
to give the Kecley cure a good, honest
trial he said he should enter the insti
tute in a In wtly state of intoxication.
He had a pretty fair start already, and
some of his longest words flew to my
head in a verx short time.
"1 was not always thus." said Flam
ingo Brown, uncoiling his neck from
li .. .. r- I 1 1 . z
aroiiuii i:is scaripi.'i ana sv.ai lowing j'.u t
imaginary ouiaoticn so that you co'iM ;
hear it in the ie:;t car. Then he sobbed
a little on the back of the seat, mean-''
time feeling blindly about in his pockets
for a handk( rchief which he did not
have. 1 felt sorry for him and gave
him an extra .vhicli 1 wear in my over
coat pocket fcr looks entirely. It is ono
1 bought at he Bon Marche, in Paris,
paying for it three francs nnd a pour
hoir. You caanot do anything in Paris
without a jX'tir boir. When 1 called
on Carnot 1 sent in my card and a pour
boir anil no"er saw either of them
Flamingo Brown after awhile dried
his tears in a measure, also in my new
handkerchief, and then he told me his
story. Possil ly you too, gentle reader,
may care to hear it. lie said:
"1 was a temperance lecturer in Geor
gia all my early life. It was easy for
mo to be te nperatc, for 1 did not like
rum, and so temperance with me was
not a hardship. It was a good job. It
was a pleasure and a profit. 1 can seo
now that 1 wasn't entitled to so much
glory iis 1 thought I was.
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11 I IT
FLAMISOO BROWN'S STOP.T.
"Alas'. I h id an enemy a rival, Mr.
Nye a godhs young man who liked to
take wine at times, and yet withal was
not intentioi ally bad. He seemed, how
ever, to rese:t my earnest work in the
temperance field because, ho said, I
knew nothing about intemperance ex
cept what 1 had read in books, and so
oftentimes he told mo I ought to keep
off the grass and talk about things upon
which 1 wi s informed, if such a thing
could be found through the want col
umns of the paper.
"We also loved the same sweet, sweet
girl. She wavered. She seemed to en
joy waverin It gave her a good deal
of attention and quiet summer evenings
and buggy tides o er the lea.
In an n lguarUeU moment l tried to
! .t 1 .- : 1 1
moupmynvai uy poisouiug uh umv
b k I
and telling her of his broad and liberal
views regarding the use of champagne
for mechanical purposes. He heard about
it. I might have knew that he would.
uui ne oni7 joKeu me auout n ana aia
not offer to iij&t, as I feared he would.
But he only joked me about it and did
He was not of the fighting kind. He
was going away soon, and bo he said we
would part friendly. We would go tip
to Ella's and spend the evening and eat
a watermelon with her before he went
away, perhaps forever.
"We did eat watermelon. I am espe
cially fond of watermelon. Georgians
all like watermelons. I only remember
eating the third piece of this special
melon, and then of walking over to
Ella's father, a man with a full head of
whiskers of which he was very proud
and which saved him eight dollars a
year in neckties. I just dimly remem
ber taking half a melon nnd shampooing
his head, face and beard with it. Why
1 did it I know not. It was not like me
"I knew no more till the next day. I
woke up with a sense of shame, and my
head, which had always before been per
fectly free from everything, pained me
a good deal and seemed to jut out over
my ears liko a toadstool.
"A policeman said that the hair of the
dog would sometimes cure the bite, and
so I took for the first time what is called
a cocktail. It worked liko magic. 1
took yet another.
"1 neglected my temperance work and
gave myself up to curing the bite by
means of tho hair of tho same dog.
When I go by tho house now Ella's chil
dren laugh at me and jeer me, and their
Xapa, who invited me to tuo water
melon debauch, does not chide them.
"What was in that watermelon 1 do
not know, but it was good. In Georgia
they have a way of threading a string
through the curl of a watermelon as it
grow3 on the vines. Then they put tho
end of the string into a bottle of spirits.
This they call 'feeding' a watermelon.
The melon knows when it has got
enough, and so does not become boister
ous; but say, if yon think it does not
act on the cerebral tissues of a fresh
young being like 1 was, you do not
know so much as ono would think to see
you with your hat off.
"Write to me while I am at Dwight,
I shall be lonely, no doubt. Send me
some of your pieces. I shall b-3 glad to
read most nnything. Address Flamingo
Brown, Dwight, Ills."
He then called Lis dog and wilhout
other luggage got off at Dwight, nis.
Ruslird for Time.
V, $S Ik'
Scene Lonely mansion in suburbs.
Time 12:15 a. in.
Housebreaker Excuse me, mum, foi
interrupt in yer. but if yer intend a-goin
f c.r ,0 J
wish ver'd go. Time is pre
cious, an me an my pal has got twoothei
jobs on ban tonight whea we gets
through here. Life.
A Voting Spec-ill! Pleader.
A certain Washington avenue mer
chant is father to a very bright boy not
quite five years old. Several weeks ago
the youngster passed through a siege of
the mumps. After his recovery pru
dence compelled his confinement to the
house a few days, but he grew very rest
ive. One day he saw his littlo compan
ions playing outside and pat in a plea to
join them; he wanted to get some fresh
air, he 6aid.
"Then raise tho window, dear," said
his mother. The window, by the way,
was protected by a screen.
"Mother," said t'.i j little la 1 reproach
fully, "how much good do you suppose
strained air will do a boy like me':" St.
Didn't Quite rni1cmtcn:l.
Mr. Ilulme tells a good story of tho
late Sir John Crampton. our minister at
Washington, who sent his carriage to be
repaired. When he went to see how the
work had been done h6 was surprised to
seo several other carnages decorated
with his arms. The coachmaker ex
plained, "When your carriage was here
some of our citizens saw it and liked the
pattern on it, and reckoned they would
have it painted on theirs as well." This
is as good as tho newly rich merchant
who wrote to a stationer for his crest,
lie was sent a choice of two crests, and
liked them both so well that ho put one
on his carriage and the other on his note
paper. Saturday Review.
A Thoughtful I rieml.
Mother That is a handsome piece of
bronze you have selected for Miss Hang
up's wedding present; but why do you
leave on tho price mark?
Daughter The bronze is very heavy,
and 1 do not want the dear girl to injure
herself carrying it around to the stores
to find out what it cost. New York
She Attended to That.
Brown Sav, Jones, when you come in
late at night don't you always wake your
Jones (promptly) Never.
Brown (surprised) Jeehosaphat! How
do you manage it?
Jones (with a 6igh) I don't have to.
Detroit Free Press.
A Dileuima and the Wt Oat.
Footmau Mr. F , the banker, and
his lady have the honor to invite your
lordship to dinner on the 12th inst,
T . 17 .... iff t V, i f i
uaiuu uuo ii- u.i.o "!-,
tions for the 12th.
I have not vet de-
vi hanrif-i to hiva
Ciuea, inongu. uu joj uaiiit-;i to uuw
- i .i i . - . I 1
brougnt tue menu wna you: ut. cjseu-
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FEliltUAKY 8, 18ifc2
For Over Fifty Tean
Mrs. Winslow'e Soothing Syrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teethinz. If dia-
burbed at night and broken of your res
Dy a sick child suffering and crying with
pain oi cutting teeth Bead at once and get
& bottle oj -Mrs. WidbIow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething. It will re-
iiere me poor niue sunerer immediately -Depend
upon it, mothers, thereis no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates the stomach and bowels, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduces innmna
tion and gives tone and energy to the
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teethin? is pleasant
to the taste and is the prescription of one
of the oldest and best lemale physicians
and nurses in the United States. Soldbv
11 druffgitta throughout the world. Price
twenty-flve cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
Stanley as hd
explorer, E lison as an
Flora A. Jones ss the
discover, r of the famous Blush of Roses
for the complexion; are ihu names that
will be banded down as benefactors of
the race, to all recorded tinie. T. H.
ThoniHS c mcs in for his (-hare (of the
profitf.) as he hlwavs keeps a big supply
on hand, and sells it for 75 cents per bot
tle. lit if Iih)ig I'aritN.
Ser.d tin (lb) cn's in siimp9 to John
Si bastinn, G n'l Tkt and Pass. Aa'tChi
Cfigo. Rock IsUcd & Pacific By., Chica
go, for a pack of the lutcst, smoot! -est.
slickest playing C6r Is jr.u fcvirsv
Just ibe thit g for high five parties. F.
a r.O.MipriSs money order or postal no
will ttnii jou five pak.
Tt.x -Vol in-.
The lhx-8 for 1891 are now due ar 1
m-iy be pmd to the 'owntbip collector st
Huist & Donaldson's i fUce in Masonic
Tn.p'e block Your l ist j ear's receipt
will be of rt ut Hssist-.cce to the collector
in fioitice your descriptions on the tax
books. William T. Scgden,
THE NEXT MORNING 1 FEEL BRIGHT AND
NEW AND MY COMPLEXION IS BETTER.
My rtortnr nays it not crntlv mi tho Ktomnoh, liver
nnl kMtifV-a. nii'l la i! asint laxative. This drink
is ina-lc frm h'Tbs, ami is pivjisrcU forum; us eatily
as tea. It Is railed
All rtnisrpists sell ft at 5V Rn1 $i.cn por packnpp.
Buy otic f-flay. line's I nrnily Mi-dieine moen
llio now pIb each day. la t-rtlt r to lc hcuithv, Una
To? Z;rscs, Cattle, Eiuop, T:s, Hogs,
AND POULT HY.
SCO Tacc Tnk on Trem merit (if Animals
uud C hurt Seiil Fre?.
rrorjt J Vrvrrs.C'onsrPMions.lnilnmniRtJon
A.A. ( rinal .TIcuiuKiti., iililk trr.
I. !i.-t rnina, j'.Hi.-tcm'. K licumtitieim
C'.t'. r.i!Mi!pr-r. Nr.nil tti-.rl.ari; 03.
J. l).-i;,tM or iri:hs. Ynnn.
iuh?, Hean-H, t'lieumocta.
V.F. Coiic or irij)r. ilcily icho.
! inrnrrlajre, lictTiorrhnifHf.
il.I.I 1 insry ar.il Kiuni-y l'i-ii nsos.
J.lv. Dineane !' lliififttioii, I'ara
single Bottle (oTcr5C! rises), - - .go
vt r!niry Cvur 01! ami Moulcutur, S7.0rt
Jnr t-K ruicry C ure Oil, . l.OCI
PoM hy Dmts'srs; or Eeni Prrpail anrt-Jiera
szidin an7 qboiitity ca Eece.p: of Price.
HtJ.IrEUS T3' I.t30T-iIvT3 CO-
Corner Wui.zia ar.d John S:., New Tork.
IcDcnnjt vn AH
in U4 30 ypMi. Thfj 011V Mieewf nl remedy for
Nervous Debility, Vital Weakness,
and rrostration, from owr-worfc or othr cranes.
1 p-T viaL or 5 maN and larce rial powder, lor if 5.
ixn.D by IT:iio'jrsi's, nrpont pofttpald r.n rclpt
vt price- HU Y.PHRtYS' MEDICINE CO.,
Cor. WiLiam said John St a.. If. Y.
"iZZ&L, TALIS, 1373.
W. Barer &Co.'s
froju which tho excoss of
oil h;i been removed, is
land it is Soluble,
are used i;i its preparation. It has
raore than three times Vie strength of
Cocoa mixed with. Starch, Arrowroot
or Sugar, and is therefore far more
economical, costing less than one cent
a ccj). It' is delicious, nourishing-,
strengthening, easily digested,
j;:id a i.TtiraMy adapted for invalids
as well as for persons in health.
Gold by Grocers everywhere.
W. BAKER & CO., Dorchester. Mass,
Mi. ST. ARJI1D'S
Is the Safest and Surest Ilomedy ever discovered
for all the unnatural dichart;es and Ibitat
Diseases of Mks and the debilitating weakness
peculiar to women. It has never failed to cure
the moot obstinate case, in men, in from 8 to 8
da vs. I Nothing that makes quicker claims la
Bate.) It is convenient to carry and handy to
uao no bottle or spoon to annoy yon. Remem
ber, we guarantee it. Price -1.00 per box. Com
plete instructions with each box. If thedrug-
ist you. asa I or ir. ot. Atinanu s r rencn vure
hM not eot It. don't let turn fool to
has not got it, don't let him fool you with his
. oilT toueue b wilina you omethine
' teart. Dnt enV I"58 to u aaa we vnl Iw
s and we will
, nninarked t
bv m-u in nlAin. nninarked box. We
uau. in uufciD. imumrKea dox. wb
also treat pi
ati-nt8 by mall. Address THE
SiK.DICIKE CO., 2-0 South Eon.
yamon btreet, Chicago, UL
- ii rrw a riic v an
'! k f lh
' , CovV -tV,YV-J'ny 5T ir J 'f
1 ' ' ' " I ' I 1 -A ll
J. B. ZIMMER,
Will sell for the next 30 days all Lis ovrrcoatings at 15
pr cent less than the regular piices.
Star Block, Opposite Harper House.
B. F. THOMAS & CO.,
Elm Street Meat Market
All kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats always on lund. Game,
Fish and Oysters In the 6ea on.
Reynolds' Block, Moline Ave., FOOT OF ELM ST.
Telephone 1098. . 231 Twentieth street.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
All Kinds ;ol Carpenter Work Done.
General Jobbing done on thort notice and satisfaction rcaraalc d.
Office and Shoo 1412 Fourth Arcane. ROCK 1SLAKD
Billiard Parlor Sample Rooiil
No. 117 Eighteenth Street.
JAMES T. O'CONNOR, - Proprietors. TOL H. CATTOX.
J. m CHRISTY.
$ G 1K "Lrl 'n ronranlt' to onrt nil itt !i-rar. M.ch :n V-ilc M Tnry,
" " 1 Ornaiis in eiiriervi ran'3 i iy.T.Tr-xTiiyn. ymttlrful cr-f .r xcpwib
BaroKKiiKTBBCsiso. ornjundtiii numry. Circular tree, t . ir.jst.NtncNcid ., Lieuso. 1m.
For ealo in Rrtck island bv Uartz &
avenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.
FOR CATALOGUES ADDRESS
J. C. DUNCAN. Davenport. Ia
For Mie bj all Crt-clai Grocery dealer.
KHOFiCTDBEB Bf CRACKERS Itt EiSCKTS.
Ask Tonr Crwer for Tbem.
1 b'-y sre Bo.
Tte Chrlfty "Ctsteb" aj d C tr!y 'WirE.'
FALL AND WINTER STOCK
of Goods received by
SSFCall and Examine.
3 Are. ami 2)ih Btrwt.
Joim Volk & Co,
pash Doors Blinds, Siding, Flooring,
and all kindt of wood work for ballden.
tisbteecth SU. bet. Third and Fprth aref.
Dr. Reni'on'f Bl'ab'e Remedy. Kamom greiy
wbere tmong the ladie aa ta'e. prompt aat
effectual. The original voman'n taltation. Prte
$1, eent direct, realrd ; information free. Addraaa
Cuion Medical Co., Bofton, Mas;.