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Rock Island Daily Argus.
XL, NO. 132.
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HIS SOXG IS SUNG.
The "Good Gray Poet" Has
Passed From Earth.
WALT "WHITMAN GOES TO HIS EEST.
Consriona to the End He Losei His Hold
On Time In the Presence or a Few
J'rienda Varied Career of the Or
iginator or a New School or I'oetry
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Nursei-Amerlcaii Critic and Foreign
PHiLADELmrA, Pa.. March 28. Walt
Whitman, the famous poet, died at fi:43
o'clock Saturday evening at his homo, :iH
Mkkle street, Camden. He began to sink
t I-' iwxl irrcw ftratlually weaker until
the end. As noon as his attendants
noticed thiil he was failing messcnjjci-s
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John H. I r by their next friend. Sarah Park,
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on Fiidav, the 8th day of April. A. D. 1SW, at the
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county or Roc Island, and state of Illinois,
known ant described h follows, to-wit:
The cast half of of lot five (5) and the weet half '
of lot four (4 1, all in block nine (l) in that pari or
the city of Kock Island that is known as Thomp-,
son and Wells' addition.
Dated at Ko;k It-land, Illinois, this 9th day of
March, A. D. ism. OLIVER OLEN, ;
Special Com nissinncr. ,
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School Books, Toys and Candy.
Tablets and Stationery.
A full line of fresh
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2223 Fourth Ave.
V I T A L. I TV kmmwm. A Marvtllout llvTce.
Walt Wli it man.
were sent fur liis physician, Dr. McAlister,
who soon arrived at the house. He im
mediately saw Hint his patient was dyiuu
and that he eouhl do nothinp; for him.
The cihI was very peaceful. The aged
poet when asked hy his physician if he felt
any pain replied in an almost inaudible
tone "X4." Ahimt twenty minutes before
he died lie said to his attendant. Warren
Fritzintr. r, '"Warry, shift," meaning that
he wanted to lie turned over. These were
his last words. He was unconscious, how
ever, until the last.
Keen in lied Three Months.
Mr. Whitman has been in bed since Dec.
17 last, when he was attacked with pneu
monia, from which ailment his death in
directly resulted. He partly recovered,
but never gained strength enough to be
permitted to leave his bed. The direct cause
of his death was a general failure of vitality
which had lieen going on for some time.
The news of the old poet's death was im
mediately telegraphed to his brother, Geo.
Whitman, of Burlington, X. J., and Dr.
Zucke, his biographer, of Toronto.
His I'oetry Wnsn't Conventional.
It is with regret that the world hears of
the "Good Gray Poet's" death. His con
temporaries were not always kind to him.
The critics "cut hint up" with their pens
but the sturdy old man never deigned a
reply or a defense.
His chief crimes in the eyes of his oppo
nents were his utter lack of convention
ality, his use of words not often souuded
in "ears polite" and his total disregard of
the laws of versifying. l!ut Whitman
calmly ignored the onslaughts made ou
him and insisted that he had merely in
augurated a new style.
1 dismiss he hns Raid without ceremony nil
the orthodox aceountrenicnts. trojics. haber
dashery of words, feet, measure that form the
cut ire btoek iu trade of rhyme-talkim; heroes
und heroine. My motor is loose mi l froe.
The lines are of irregular length: apparently
lawless at lirst perusal, but on closer acquaint
ance you will tind that there is regularity,
like the recurrence, for example, of the lesser
and larger waves on the hca-horo, rolling in
without intcruiistium and lit fully rising and
What His Critics Called Him.
This sort : reasoning, however, by no
means disarmed his critics, some of whom
are quite as opposed to his efforts today as
they were at the time of their original pub
lication. Naturally the general public was
to a large extent prejudiced by these opin
ions of trained literary men. Xo other re
sult was possible, for Whitman was called
"sensual," '"immoral," "gross," and with
such persistence that the ordiuary- reader
iu America came after a time to look upon
him as a person whose writings were ob
jectionable. Of late years, however, there
has been a decided reaction.
Knglifdiuieu Hailed Hiiu.
Abroad there is no question as to the
feeling which will be called out by the
news of his demise. In the darkest hours
of his struggle for fame it was Whitman's
consolation that he was appreciated in
Eurojie. The English p eoule particularly
hailed him as a genius, as the true Amer
ican poet, greater t liau Bryant or Long
fellow. Iu America, when "Leaves of
Grass" appeared, iu LS55, there was prac
tically no one to utter a good word for it
except Ralph Waldo Emerson. Tennyson
and Browning and Sir Edwin Aruold all
wrote of him in the highest terms, and no
English writer visiting America ever neg
lected to call at the poet's home. His first
interview with Sir Edwin Aruold two
years ago was almost pathetic in its earn
estness. The two men literally fell into
each other's arms.
Apostle of a New School.
Xearly all the British literary men of
note were equally enthusiastic in their
praise of the American bard. He was
held . up again and again in the English
magazines as the long looked for apostle
of a new and perfect school of poesy, and
when it became known that the poet was
actually in want the depth of the English
admiration for him was manifested in the
most convincing manner. An appeal for
aid was printed in nearly every paper pub
lished in the kingdom. After reciting his
merits and the good he had done for litera
ture, the appeal concluded:
Walt Whitman starving.
A man's ransom wanted. The victim is in
the hands of a relentless enemy, who, if t
ransom be not speedily paid, will immediately
make an end of him. Will hia fellowmen put
forth hand to keep one of the world' immor
tals a little longer here, or will they allow
death to take him ere this time.
WAS A THOROUGH AMERICAN."
Proud of His Parentage and Country
Specimen or His Style.
The response to this call was prompt and
generous, and saved the poet from any fu
ture fear of actual hunger. In view of this
general admiration and esteem awarded
him, it is no wonder that Whitman held
the English in high regard. Notwith
standing this help in time of need and
British appreciation of his work when
there was none in his own country he was
beyond everything an American, proud of
his parentage, and prouder still of his
country. "My tongue, every atom of my
blood, formed from this soil, this air.
Born here of parents born here, from
parents the same, and their parents the
same," is his boast in one of his com
positions. And there are few Americans
who had a greater right to be proud of
their Americanism, for his family on both
stiles counted back over nearly SK) years'
residence in the new world. His father
came of English stock and his mother of
Dutch, her maiden name having been Van
A Long Islander by Itirtli.
He was bom a fanner's son at West
Hills, L. I., on May 31, 1S1!), and received
a common school education, partly at his
birthplace and partly in Brooklyn. Sub
sequently he entered a job office iu the lat
ter city and learned the trade of printer,
to which he clung with more or less regu
larity for some years, interspersing it with
teaching school and at one time working
lit Brooklyn as a carpenter. He was edi
tor for short periods of the Freeman, the
Eaule and several other Brooklyn papers,
but was of a restless disposition and
siayed nowhere long. In ISIS he went to
New Orleans and did editorial work on
Tin- Crescent, but was back in Brooklyn
The Work He Will He Known By.
Early in ls-Y he issued the first edition
of -leaves of Grass." The contents of this
singular book were neither verse nor prose,
but a series of ejaculations and aphorisms
presenting many original ideas, and ap
pealing to t lie common feelings of mind in
favor of the common enjoyment of life,
the exercise of the active powers of the
mind and body and the frank reception of
wholesome influences. At first the critics
did not notice this work, either to praise
or condemn. In a few months, howevir.
a copy fell into the hands of Ralph Waldo
l-.nu rson. He wrote a letter in which the
work was highly praised, which at once
attracted the attention of the reviewers to j
the book, which they bail entirely over
looked before. t)n all sides the work was
condemned, and in Boston and other cities
it was declared unfit for circulation in the
public libraries because of its immoral
Ouailit Style of the I'oetry.
liul Whitman defied all his censors,
and lH'tweeu other writings continued to
make the "Leaves of Grass"' his special
work. In lSoC he published a second
edition of the work, and four years later a
third, followed between the years of
lsr,7 and by five other editions, and in
ISs'.i by the last and ninth, with the final
authentic text. All of Whitman's readers
agr-e that on this work his fame will rest.
A food idea of the poet's peculiar style
and the quaint strength of his lines is
given in this, entitled "Animals:"
I think I could turn and live with animals, they
are so placid aad self contained:
I stand and look at them long and Ion.
They do not sweat and whine about their con
dition. They do not lie awake in the dark and weep
for their sins.
They do not make me sick discussing their duty
Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented
with the mania of owning things.
Not one km els to another, nor to his kiud that
lived thousands of years ago;
Nut one Is respectable or unhappy over the
A Volunteer N"ure at the Front.
The period of the poet's life most prolific
of experience and suggestions for stirring
verse was certainly that from lsi2 to 1805.
In the former year he went to the front as
a volunteer nurse, and until hostilities
ceased between the north and south he re
mained at his post. He personally at
teuded nearly ltXi.WM wounded soldiers of
both sides, and his tender sympathy eased
the last days of many a poor fellow who
but for him would have died friendless.
His ceaseless labors in field and hospi
tal afterward told on him, producing the
disease from which he died. During all
his active life in the war he managed to do
suflicient writing to support himself, and
on the occasion of Lincoln's death he
brought out the famous "O Captain! My
Captain!" which is probably the best
known of all his writings.
Strickeu by Progressive Paralyftia.
When the war was over. Whitman was
appointed to a clerkship in the attorney
general's office iu Washington, which
placed him in comparatively easy circum
stances for the first time in years. Until
1S73 he remained at the capital one of the
principal figures in the city. Then the
disease contracted iu the army manifested
itself in a dangerous form known as "pro
gressive paralysis," and he had to retire
from all active. work. He took up his
abode in the pool-little frame cottage at
3'JS Mickle street, in Camden, X. J., just
across the river from Philadelphia. There
he remained until death came to relieve
And There He Came Near Starving.
It was there, paralyzed and unable to
work, that he almost starved, until the
English appeal for aid in bis behalf awoke
the American people to a sense of bis con
dition, and led to some efforts at raising
funds for his supMrt. But somehow the
"benefits" and other affairs given never
yielded the results they should, and a small
circle of his intimate friends were the chief
providers. Through their efforts he was
enabled to end his days in the moderate
way that contented him. On April 14,
lsS7, Mr. Whitman spoke for the last time
in public. He lectured at the Madison
Square theater, in New York, ou Abraham
Lincoln. His appearance was as striking
and venerable as ever. It was expected
that it would be his last appearance in
public, but Kev. Robert Collyer bad to add
a handsome personal contribution to the
net receipts to make the sum $3M.
The Dying Poet's Uratltude.
Despite this lack of appreciation the old
man never felt any bitterness toward his
fellows. To all who vUited him at his
home he never ex ;ressed a word of re
proach against the American public, and
bis final address to the world breathes
ouly the most fervent gratitude:
Thanks in old age thanks ere I go.
i'or health, the midday sun. the impalpable air
for life, mere life.
For beings, groups, love, deeds, words, boots
for colors, forms.
For all the bravo, strong men-devoted, hardy
men whj've forward sprang in free-
dom's help, all years, all lands.
For braver, stronger, more devoted men-fa
special laurel ere I go to life's war's
The cannoneers of mmg and thought the great
artillerymen the foremost Ieaders,iap-
tains of the soul:;
As soldier from an endel war return'd-as
traveler out of my riads, to the long pro
Thanks-joyful thauks!-a soldier's traveler's
Hied of Joyful Tiding.
BAY Citt, Mich., March 8. Three
weeks ago Mrs. Christine Hciuzman re
ceived intelligence from Washington that
she had been granted a pension for services
as nurse during the war. The joyful
tidings made her insane and she died as a
result. She was 8jl years old.
IT WRECKED TEN BUILDINGS.
An Illinois Town Kxperlenees a Furious
Ckkko Goi:m, 111., March 2S. Ten
buildings were completely wrecked by a
cyclone Saturday afternoon and twenty
others were more or less damaged. The
cyclone was preceded by a hailstorm which
drove every one indoors. The wind storm
swept through the village from south to
north and its path was marked by a strip
if wrecked and ruined buildings 300 feet in
width. The path of the storm passed
west of the business portion, where most
of the population was gathered.
Some of the Building Damaged.
Among the buildings w recked were th
residences of .1. Clarkson, William Bo wen,
B. Hyett, and Edward Edwards. They
were lifted from the foundations, unroofed
and twisted out of shape. Clarkson's
house was crushed like an eggshell by a
huge timber blown from a lumber yardSOfl
yards away. The family was away on a
visit and thus escaped. At Mrs. Gris
wold'.s the kitchen was blown from thti
main Inxly of the house and hurled to tha
tup of a tree in the yard. The barns of
Joseph Auten, A. Manicke, Rob Hudgen,
W. H. How.eils, G. Erantz, John Marsh
and B. Wyne were completely demolished.
Shellaberger's elevator was unroofed. No
one was seriously hurt, but the loss is
AFTER DEATH COMES LITIGATION.
Heirs of ISasil Tracry io to Law Over
Ckaw ri'i:nviLLK, Ind., March 25. Basil
Tracey, the centenarian (lacking a fer
years) who died Friday after an unprece
dented fast of eight weeks, amassed a
large fortune. Two years ago he owned
2,000 acres of land iu Benton county and
several farms near here, besides a consid
erable amount iu notes and bank stock.
Then he liegan to divide his property
among his five children and numerous
Not Satisfied Willi the Divide.
Those who drew small prizes were dis
satisfied and began suit to test the validity
of the gifts and also an alleged sale
whereby his graudsou-iu law, Jeff Mills,
became possessed of some tracts of valua
ble land, giving the old man his notes.
The plaintiffs allege that Mills afterward
took advantage of the old man's impaired
faculties to work out the notes and that
the estate has absolutely nothing to show
for the transfer. Mills enters a general
Fireman Killed at Chicago.
Chicago. March 2s. The fnidion je-
Scxton stove foundry ou East Erie street
burned Saturuav mirht. Kirhnrr! Hlvr.
son, of truck company 1!, was killed by the
laiiing ol the rool on which he was a
work. Less, f 10,000.
Jlicd Suddenly of Apoplexy.
Washington, March 38. Dr. W. T.
Walfiey, examining surgeon in the pension
office, died suddenly Saturday of apoplexy
on a Baltimore & Ohio railroad train. The
deceased was a cousin of Mrs. Gen. Sher
man and Secretary Blaine, being related
to the Gillespie family. Dr. Walfiey was
54 years of age and wai born in Lancaster.
The Local narketa.
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Itock Island, 111., March. 2S, 1892 f
GRAIN, ETC. ,
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Fye 7W81c. ,
Bran -S5c per cwt.
Miirt'uff fl.00 per cwt.
Hay Timoibv.J?10.TO&ll50;prairie, 8ai3;cioTer
SS3.10: baled. IU 50.
Itutter Fsirto choice, S6c; creamery, 830
Kggs Frei-h. 12'4c ; packed 10c.
i'oultry chickens, KX&Uli; turkeys, 12),c
duiks, lij-jc: geese, 10c.
rai rr ax vegetables.
Apples f S.vitai75 per bbl.
Cattle Botchers pay for corn fed steer.
S'4f4Hc; cows and neifct, S34c; caW es
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
ever- endorsed" kinds.
Judge for yourself.
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