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THE AUG US i FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
A. UNKNOWN CITY.
NEW " YbRKERS KNOW BUT LITTLE
OF THEIR GIGANTIC TOWN.
Fhe Average Tearly Visitor to the Me
tropoIU Know More About the City
Than the OKI Time Citizen Whose Fam-
Uy II a Resided In It for Tears.
What dot the arenure New Yorker
know aIxhu the city of New York Dur
ing the Ut year or two the writer has
listened to some honest confessions from
old New Yorkers who throw an interest
ing lijjbt on this qtu-stion. One man who
has done Iuiess in the metropolis for
twenty-five years acknowledged that, ex
cept to pass thronirh to one of the Long
Island ferries, he had never set foot in that
part of New York east of Third avenue,
"I have seen the Brooklyn bridge," he
continued, "hut have never lieenon it; and
though I have passed the city hall an un
counted uuniher of times 1 have never en
tered it. I have heard of Eleventh, Twelfth
and Thirteenth avenues, hut I have never
been in tin in, and have ouly the vaguest
Idea of their character. It so happens that
I have lived in the same bouse ever since I
cam? to New York, and my personal
knowledge of the city is confined to what 1
have seen of it in going to and from my
business office, to places of amusement and
attending to such social duties as 1 have
had time for, which have not been many.
Yes, I suppots? this confession is not credit
able to me, but it is a fact which I cau
nly excuse by pleading want of time,"
Another man of mature years, who was
born and brought up in New York, and
whose reminiscences of old New York are
uncommonly interesting, frankly con
fessed that the city has almost entirely
grown out of his personal knowledge, "I
read about the different localities of the
eity in the papers." he said, "just as I read
of the Strand or Whitechapel in Ixniilon,
but I know little more aliout them person
ally If I were to visit certain regions of
the city 1 would feel as much a stranger
as though I were in San Francisco or St.
"I have a most vivid recollection of
Eenry street as it was when I lived in it as
a boy, but I know nothing aliout it now.
The city has become too vast for any one
person to know all about all of it. I go to
my club occasionally, and to my church
regularly it is as oil fashioned as I am
and visit a few old friends in order to talk
over the old times. The New York of liy
day is doubtless much Cner than the1 New
York of my early manhood, but it can
never be so interesting toan old fellow like
ine, and I am quite content to take it at
second hand through the newspapers,"
Two old New Yorkers who were recently
Chatting together drifted into a discussiuii
of civic pride in New York. One of them,
whose identity may be concealed by calling
him Green, maintained that there is no
such thing as civic pride in New York,
while the other, who may be called P.rown,
declared that there is. "See here," said
Green, after it (ecanie evident timt each
man was becoming more sot in his view,
"we will put this question toa practical
test. You are a New Yorker ami the son
and grandson of a New Yorker. You have
lived here all your life, no one has had bet
ter opportunities of knowing the city than
you, and yet 1 will venture to say that
there are hundreds of important streets
and avenues in New York today whose
Dames you have never heard of and of the
location of which you know absolutely
"Oh, come now," said Brown, "that is a
pretty tall assertion to make about a man
who prides himself on his knowledge of
"It is true all the same," retorted Green.
"You may know the New York of twenty
five years ago pretty well, but like thou
Bands of other New Yorkers you don't
know the New York of today. What could
you tell me, for instance, about the follow
Ing avenues: Ixxjust, Walnut, Oak, Wil
low, Cypress, Concord, St. Ann, Brook,
Willis, Melrose, Courtland, Walton, An
derson. Cromwell, Sheridan, Sherman,
Grant, Webster, Clay, Boscolwl, Foote,
Coster, Wenman, Lydig, Post, Oostdorp,
Vireo, Oloff. Kepplar, Kipp, Iroquois In
tervale, Honeywell, Arthur or Briggsf
"Did you ever hear of B street, or C street,
or D street, or Clover street, or Faile
Btreet, or Glencoe street, or Sacrahong
Street, or Guttenberg street, or Barretto
Btreet f What would you think if a friend
asked you to call on him in Gentian place,
or Extra place, or Cross place, or German
place, or Arcularius place? Or if you read
In a novel of New York life about events
that happened in Gun Hill road, or Feather
Bed lane, or Depot square, or Hargous
crescent? Wouldn't you at once jump on
the author as an ignoramus who knew
nothing about New York? Of course you
' KAUL7 IDEAS.
"I must say you have me," said Brown,
"but of course these are merely paper
"Of course nothing of the kind," retorted
Green. "They and scores of others 1 could
name are bonafide inhabited streets in the
tipper part of the city, and most of them,
before many years, will be among the most
important streets in the city. The fact is,
you are lamentably ignorant about New
York; but then, if you were otherwise, you
Would not be a geuuiue New Yorker. Our
fathers and grandfathers and our great
grandfathers were just the same way, con
tent to kuow a few streets and localities,
and obstinately blind to the wonderful ex
pansion of the city tbut was going on un
der their very eyes.
"See how the fathers built St. Paul's
chapel, with its rear on Broadway, under
the impression that the heart of the city
was going to t where Washington market
. Is; and read in the records how angry they
got when some audacious prophet declared
that the city would ultimately extend
above Canal street, or Fourteenth street,
or Twenty-third street, or Fifty-ninth
Street. New York to most New Yorkers is
simply the few blocks he is acquainted
with. The rest of the city has no more
personal Interest for him than Chicago or
TUxbuctoo."-New York Tribune.
"Shame! Shame! Thrice sbaraer" Hear an In
dignant cry, . .
Again it your sordid dives of the towns.
That et your herders burn and your dell
Hew the Sierra's grandest forestry.
I of the -nonntains loudly cry you shame.
Is therj not gold enough in yonr hard grip.
Bat yo i with sncriligious hands roust strip
These temples old where Hod first set his name?
Before ynur hirelings rise the pillared pines
In maj 'Sty of swervcless rectitude;
Like sjues old and tried that brood
On wistU in, past the unrest of the times.
Lens loft;-, but with more of grace, the firs
Spread forth their velvet branches tipped
And wi id kid aspens quiver, glad, despite
The frow is of gnarled Rud wrinkled junipers.
Behind one dreary waste from ax and
The do-in hands stride, but you, yon guide
What cure yon that a barren, ashy woe
Leaves hi. 1 and vale in gauut and naked shame;
That frightened deer fly panting from the
That burned are nests where songsters
chirj ed and cooed?
You can not. What is lost? A little wood
And now your sheep t"iiiild, man'" at last
No. Pity -vill not move. Then fear, instead.
Arouse y u to withhold your gra.sping hands!
How is it that none of you understands
He calls a doom on his devoted head?
Look here: The mocking of the sand's hot
Well, one e the whole year here the waters
Here, hourly, man or beast refreshment
The springy, unbared, are shrinking back! Be
ware! The rivers t lat yonr darling commerce bear
Are nourh hei at the wilderness you burn.
Take heed! Take heed! The hand you raise
shall t irn. ;
And from yc nr tightening grasp your gold bags
F. W. fieed in Overland.
How a Little Hoy Got Some Stamps.
Four yef.rs ago among the letters re
ceived by tie ex-ameer of Cabul at Mus-
Crt.1T-! n true i .iia n.lil i...c..1 .- .
aius 'i -v gu.imsvan, nnicii ran nearly
as follows: "Your Majesty I am a lit
tle German loy and am making a cbl
lection of s amps. I wish very much to
procure sot le stamps of your majesty's
kingdom, ai d shall lie very much obliged
if your majt sty would send me some."
The letter was made over to the English
political offi -erin charge of theanieer. who
good natun dly answered the letter, in
closing a sra ill collection of Cabul stamps.
In due course came a reply from the little
German boy "Kind English Officer The
stamps which you so kindly sent me have
arrived and are valued by me in my collec
tion. I show ed them and your letter to a
distinguished German officer now staying
at my father s house, and he is so pleased
with the kin lness of an English officer toa
little German lioy that I asked him to give
me his photo -rapli to send to you, which
he has done, .mil I hope yon will accept it."
The letter contained the photograph, with
the nutograj h, "Yon Moltke, Field Mar
shal." The little German boy was the son of a
well known manufacturer who had been
most liberal it providing Ix'nevolent insti
tutions for workmen in Germany, and who
was the fielc marshal's host during the
maneuvers in the neighborhood of his prop
erty. Bow B lis.
I The Literary Fever In Gotham.
i There are any tiumlK-r of men in New
I York who hae more money than literary
ability, but who think they possess the lat
ter. Some of these have written aud pub
lished more 1k ks than the famous authors
of the day. Ttiey write the books, furnish
the money and print only a limited num
ber of copies of them, which they give
away to their lriends, and have the plates
destroyed. 1 1 now four men of this type.
They have never been heard of in the lit
erary world, atid probably never will be.
All of them a-e well over fifty years of
age, and each f them turned his attention
to literature w-ien well along in life, after
he had made his pile in trade. Three of
them write poetry, and the other works on
One of the poets devotes his attention to
eulogizing the virtues of his dead wife,
and some of li s tributes are very good,
too, I can tell y u. In his last volume he
had sixty poems, and Cfty-six of them
: were upon that one subject. Another one
of the poets tnr is his attention to humor
ous compositions aliout animals. He is an
old bachelor ami has more dogs and cats
about his home than most old maids. He
printed only for y copies of his last volume
and paid somet ling like thirty dollars a
volume for the-n. Cor. St. Louis Globe
Democrat. IAn Odd Coincidence.
"Ilere is a coircidence worth putting in
your notebook," remarked an elderly citi
zen to me as we were walking together
' down State street "Do you notice those
two houses?" he went on, Hiuting at two
j adjoining fine mansions, old, but well kept
up to date. "W 11, in each of these have
I resided men who have filled the same of
ficial positions. Those are chief justice of
the supreme court of Maine, United States
' senatorships and judges of the United
States court. I d mht if another such case
is to le found in the country." Portland
A Carious Fact About H raits.
It is a curious fact, which has hitherto
puzzled the most clever philosophers, that
common brass which is subjected for some
time to constant tension occasionally un
j dergoes a remark tble change; it loses its
tenacity, and in a short time becomes al
j most as brittle as glass. Chambers' Jour
nal. A Redeeming
Late trains are n
Feature of Trains.
t unmixed evils. Some-
times you start tc
the station with a few
intending to travel on
and are just in time to
train, which has come
' moments to spare,
the 0 o'clock train ,
. catch the 8 o'clock
' along fifty-five n
linutes late. Chicago
THE HUNTING LEOPARD.
An Animal of the Cat Family Which
Vsed by Hunter In the Chase.
The cheetah or hunting leopard is very
widely distributed over Africa, India or
Persia. It belongs to the feline family,
but differs from the rest of .that family in
having longer and narrower feet and
greater length of limb. It is not so hand
some as the common leopard, but is much
THE CITEETAIl STRIKING DOWX A DEEI5.
more intelligent and docile, allowing itself
to lxu handled and instructed in the art of
hunting deer. This animal has long been
domesticated in Persia and India, where
packs of them are kept by native princes
mid employed in the chase. The manner
of hunting with the cheetah is as follows:
The hunters, having first carefully cov
ered the head of the cheetah with a leath
ern hood, set out in a light cart drawn by
a horse, proceeding very cautiously till the
game is discovered. The hood is then
taken off the cheetah, when the animal
begins to creep stealthily toward the un
suspecting herd, taking advantage of
every brush or hillocktohidehisapproacb.
Whenever the deer show alarm, the
cheetah is among them in a moment,
strikes down his victim with one blow of
his paw, instantly tears ojn-n itsthroat and
begins to suck the blood. At this time it
is difficult to withdraw him from his prey,
which is generally done by offering him
some tempting morsel of food. If unsuc
cessful in his first bound, the cheetah doss
not attempt to follow the herd by running,
but he creeps slowly back to the hunters,
as though ashamed of his failure.
In a domestic state the cheetah loves at
tention, purring like a cat and apparently
feeling affection for those who show it any
A Frolic of the Winds.
Four little winds, a merry band.
Broke out from school one day.
To search for that delightful laud
Where nothing is but play.
They swept along in noisy rout
Through street and leafy lane.
Hats, cloaks umbrellas inside out
All following in their train.
With sudden gusts they gave rude shocks
To steady going eople.
And ran away with weathercocks
From every village steeple.
But vain it was that fast they flew
O'er meadow, hill and stream:
The wondrous land this merry crew
Were basing was a dreain!
Then home they sjied at close of day
And one and all deelured
If they hud first inquired the way
They better would have fared.
A Pretty Little Story.
Golden Days tells a little tale of chil
dren's affection shown in a very striking
and uuusual way: "Two small boys sig
naled a street car, and when it stopped it
was noticed that one Imjv was lame. With
much solicifide, the other lioy helped the
cripple aboard the car, and after telling
the conductor to go ahead, returned to the
sidewalk. The lame boy braced himself
up in his sent, so that he could look out of
tpj car wini ow, and the other passengers
observed that, at frequent intervals, the
l'ttle fellow would wave his hand and
smile. Following the direction of his
glances, the passengers saw the other boy
running along the sidewalk, straining
every muscle to keep up with the car. The
passengers watched this pantomime in
silence for a few blocks, and then a gentle
man asked the lame boy who the other boy
was. TJy brother,' was the prompt reply.
'Why does he not ride with you in thecar'
was the next question. ' 'Cause he hasn't
any money,' answered the lame boy sor
rowfully. The little runner was speedily
invited into the car, and the sympathetic
questioner not only paid his fare, but gave
each boy a quarter besides."
What Did He Hear?
A birdie sat on a chimney pot
And listened as if he could hear and know
What was going on in the house below.
Pcrhais he could, but he wouldn't say.
For when 1 asked him he flew away.
A Lively House Game.
A game which will give a good deal of
funis described by the Detroit Tribune:
"One of the company becomes postuiau and
is given pencil and paper. The others take
seats in chairs arranged in a circle. The
postman then goes to each of the company,
giving each one the name of some city or
town, which lie notes on the paper. He
then announces, for instance, 'My letter is
going Ix-twecn Boston and Chicago.' Im
mediately the names are meut ioned, the
persons representing those, cities must
change places, the postman at the same
time endeavoring to get a seat. If he suc
ceeds, the person losing becomes postman,
aud announces letters going letween New
York and San Francisco, Lowell and New
Orleans, and other places, the persons
named changing seats every time. Failure
to answer to names involves a forfeit.
Should the postman say, 'I have letters to
go all over the country,' every person in
the room must rise and change seats, and
in the scramble the postman is pretty sure
to get a seat. Any one failing to change
must pay a forfeit. Many laughable scenes
are sure to occdr."
A Little Cii-1'a Definition.
Some pupils were asked by an examiner
at a school examination whether they
knew the meaning of the word "scandal."
One little girl held op her hand, and being
told to answer the question she replied,
"Nobody does nothing, and everybody goes
telling of it everywhere."
Tor Over Fifty Tsars
Mrs. Winslows Soothing Syrup has
been used by millions of mothers for
their children while teething. If dis
burbed at night and broken of your res
by a sick child suffering and crying with
pain of cutting teeth send at once and get
a bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing
8yrup" for children teething. It will re
lieve the poor little sufferer immediately
Depend npon it, mothers, there is no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates the stomach and bowels, cures wind
colic, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
Uon and gives tone and energy to the
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
Syrup" for children teething is pleasant
to the taste and is the prescription of one
of the oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in the United States. Sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
ask for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
Its Excellent Qualities
Commend to public approval the Cali
fornia liquid firuit remedy Syrup cf Figs.
It is pleasing to the eye, and tc the taste
..nd by acting geutiy on the kidneys, liver
and bowels it cleanses the system effect
iially, therebv promoting the health and
comfort c. wto uce it.
About your feet hurting you, when
Cbryso Corn C-ire will cure cores, bun
ions, etc. Lvery bottle warranted at
Harlz & Bahnsen's.
Cubcb Cough Cure One minute.
For saie by all druggists. Harlz
Bahnsen, wholesale druggists.
For beauty, for comfort, for improve
ment of the complexion, use only Poz
zoni's Powder; there is nothing eo.ua to it
No one doubts that Dr.
Sage's Catarrh Rerredy really
cures Catarrh, whether the
disease be recent or of long
standing, because the makers
of it clinch their faith in it
with a S500 guarantee, which
isn't a mere newspaper guar
antee, but "on call" in a
That moment is when you
prove that its makers can't
The reason for their faith
Dr. Sage's remedy has
proved itself the right cure
for ninety-nine out of one
hundred cases of Catarrh in
the Head, and the World's
Dispensary Medical Associa
tion can afford to take the
risk of your being the one
The only question is are
you willing to make the test,
if the makers are willing to
take the risk?
If so, the rest is easy. You
pay your druggist 50 cents
and the trial begins.
If you're wanting the $500
you'll get something better
Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul
Vis the Famous Albert Lie Boots.
St. Louis, KTinneapolis and St. Paul
Vim St. Loois, Minneapolis A St. Paul Short Lin.
Through Sleepers and Chair Cars
KANSAS CITY, MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL,
PEORIA, CEDAR EAPIOS ANU SIOUX FALLS, DAK.
CHICAGO AND CEDAR RAPIDS
Via the Famous Albert Lea Boat.
THE SHORT LINE
SPIRIT LAKE GT9
The Great Iowa Summer Resort.
For Railway and Hotel Kates, Descriptive
Pamphlets and all infonitaiion, address
Ueu'l Ticket and Passenger Agent.
FOR CHEAP HOMES
On line of this road In Northwestern Iowa,
Southeastern Minnesota and Central Dakota,
where drought ami crop failures are Hnknown.
Thousands of choice acres of laud vet uasotd.
Local Excursion rates civen. For full informa
tion as to prices of land and rates of fare, address
(ienl Ticket aud Fassoneer Apent
All of the l'assenper Trains on aH Divisions of
this Railway are heated lv steam from tlie
etipine, and the Main Urie Iav Passenger Trains
are lighted with the Electric Light.
Maps, Time Tables, Through Kates and all In
formation furnished on application to Agents.
Tickets on sale over this route at all prominent
points in the Union, and bv Its Agents, to aC
parts of the United States atid Canada.
EFor announcements of Excursion Rates,
and local matters of interest, please refer to the
local columns of this paper.
C. J. tVCS. .. C. HANNECAN,
Vras't 4 Un'l Bopt. Qen'l Tkt. t Pass Agt
CEDAR BAHDt, IOWA
DR. ST. AHJI.lSn'S
Is the Safest and Surest Iiemedy ever discovered
for all minatnr&l dir.cbn.rgie and Private
Diseases of Ues and the debilitating weakDeas
peculiar to women. It bag never failed to care
the most obstinate ease, in men, in from 3 to 6
days. (Nothing tbut makes quicker claims is
safe.) It is convenient to carry and handy to
nse no bottle or spoon to acnoy you. Remem
ber, we gaaran'ee it. Price ei.UO per box. Com
plete instructions with each box. If the drug
gist you ask for Dr. Bt. Amnuid's French Cure
has not got it. don't let him fool yon with his
oily tongue by selling you something else in
stead, but send rnce to as and we will forward
to yon by mail, in plain, unmarked box. We
also treat patients by mail. Address TUB
HAZZAKAK JIRDICIKE CO., -0 Soath San
gamon btreet. Chicago, 111
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of th
F'ietrios a.rd. Orgrarjs.
WEBER, 8TU YVES ANT, DECKEIi BROS., WHEELOCI
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
alfo of small Mueical merchandise. We have in oi.r etr.;:oys r:.... p it-
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Evtnr YA3HAN that has any sq&z . T,
And many thi be ve hope. v-W
y!LL 5PEND HER CENTS rA i USEFUL CAKE!
ur rAIRBANKo'SyHNT US-S0AP-
OPE CTAC IE S
The Finest SAMPLE R00.W in the Three cities.
Always on hand a replete line of Imported aiid ronirs'.ic Ci
gars and Liquori. Milwaukee Beer always oa draft
Two doors west of his old p'ace.
A fine 'urich from 9 to IS every morning. Sandwiches of all kinrts alwjy- t ' :-
f&f & C M Irn canmriiff to cure aM prrrm- tifu--. u- t
Ki Ii"fi Bnin h.w r. Ilftflnrfit?. V.ik" -j.n.'-. l.'-t M:1' ':
iW yV ' Piin. Nrvnriits-, i,a?.iiutie. all traii: nud I- t ('r '
Orcan in either i!x
; U!e'f t'ace.. opiuni
turn ml lnnrntv. 1'ot up fliunifiil t- e-irry in . t . .
ane lv ntpt': f. t''r S-'t. With every f . nrrter e oi'' "riV' '
aaroaa woinsafsso. or rJutni t)i mt-Rti. Circular tree, t iaress Aervc Seed ..
For sale in Rock island by Hartz & Bahnsea. 3d Ave, 'and 20ib ST.
STATE SAVINGS BANK.
Office Corner Fifteenth f treet and Third Ave,
Sncceeds the Moline Savings Bank. Organ iaed 1SS9
5 III CENT. INTEREST PAID ON DEPOSITS.
Organised under State L iwf.
Open from 9 a. m. to S p. m and Wednesday and
Eatnrday nights from T to 8.
Porter Skinhib. - President
F HexkkwaT. ... Cashier
Porter Skinner. a. W. Wheclock,
C. A. Kose, M. A. Ainsworth,
O.H. Edwards, W. H. Adams.
Andrew Friberif, ( F. B;menwsj,
GEO. P. STAUDUHAR,
Plans and superintendence for all class of
Booms 58 and 55. Mitchell Lynda building
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PROTECT YOUR EYES I
MR k h:k?ch
The well-km wn op':-' ar.
(X. K. ro- 7 it : : . i v. . -atpoir.tfd
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ceitbra r" I::irj r : -cla-es
And a f-r :. -
C"haritart.e ;c:::ic! : : i
The bi'mi an- rr.i'
ever m.'idt' :n :ecAc
con' ruction of L
cbasicg a pair of S
Glss-e? Dtvt-r hi.- t'KLa' . i
from the eyi". ar. i - 'y a
1 caar&ntfi'-i, o :' "
Iho cyi-r (130 rjUT ' r
Lenses arc) thty w: : .:-.
with ft nt w ia'r cf fii.i--t?
T. H. IBOMA ta-i '.
and invito a.i M .''
of the fivat ':p-ri.:::j '
over any and sii otht :.
and examine the se a" 1
. : :x
druggi? and optician. K--f i-.
No Pe-ddlers Supplied.
catise 1 bvtivpr elniitn. y
i: t r: f-. i i
or stimulants whi.h n ::ri ' i' ' ,
ALL BUNDS OF
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of fnrn:hlr.g -lt
of Stores with Casting at 8 otc
A MACHINE SHOP
aas been added where all kind? e
l- tit W. r)nn fi ft
Work. Will rm
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE-
DOWNING BROS.. Propts.
r. B-niJTaTehabTemedy. Z-V
where among the Udiesa J.,,, 'pw
effectual. Theoriiinal Aii4
.1 .eat direct, ed: itforjiation
Caton Medical Co., Boeton, Mass.