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Wednesday. June 8. 1882.
JOHN P ALTGELD
....JOHN C BLACK
For longri ssman at large
! or . ongressman at large.
.ANDREW J HVSTKR
ror Lieutenant uovtrnor
For Secrelaiy of State ...
For At tomey General ... .
JCSEPH B GILL
, DAVID GORR
...KCFUS N RAMEY
If the republican leaders know
what .hey are talking about, neither
Blaine or Harrison can be elected. Mr.
Clarkson says Harrison cannot carry
Iowa, Tom Piatt says he cannot carry
New York. Meantime the president's
friends say that Blaine will die if nomi
nated. So taking either horn of the
dilemma, our friends, the enemy, are in
t bad way.
Blaine is still "Slippery Jim ,' Like a
lively flea, when you think you have him
he isn't there. In February he announced
that his name would not be prtsented to
the republican convention. Acting upon
the assumption of his secretary's good
faith the president entered the field. To
presume upon the good faith of this
tricky politician was a mistake on the
part of the president. Now when it is too
late to withdraw Harrisonflnds that Blaice
ia a candidate and probably a successful
one, too. His resignation as secretary of
state on Saturday is as much a proclama
tion of bis candidacy as if he were to appeal
for votes upon a circus poster. Blaine's
course will only deepen the popular con
viction of his insincerity, and should he
be nominated will lose bim more votes
than the Mulligan letters. The people
will overlook many weaknesses in a bril
liant politician, but they will not forgive
prevarication, double dealing and treach
ery. Whatever his other faults, they at
least insist upon a president upon whose
word they can rely. Harrison's followers
feel that Blaine has been guilty of treach
ery and ingratitude towards his chief.
Under present circumstances Blaine is the
weakest candidate that the republicans
could nominate. Freeport Bulletin.
Blaine's resignation and ita immediate
acceptance by the president fell upon the
people like a thunder clap from a clear
sky. The president's adherents every
where expressed indignation unreserved
ly and in exceedingly plain terms. They
claim that there is treachery in Blaine's
course, in that he has been secretary of
state in the president's cabinet, and
while it was to be expected that in that
capacity he should be his chief's closest
fnend and confidential adviser, he has
betrayed the trust by conspiring to de
feat the president's candidacy and pro
mote his own. The feeling between the
friends of the both men is most bitter
and renders the election of either as pres
ident impossible, Keokuk Constitution
When Napoleon was first consul of
France, Bourrienne, one day just before
tae eastern campaign, came into the cabi
net at the Tuileries and found a large map
unrolled upon the carpet and Napoleon
stretched upon it, moving pins about that
were tipped with red and black sealing
Bourrienne very soon saw that the red
represented the French and the black the
Austrian forces. He watched the progress
cf the pin campaign in silence, but with
the deepest interest.
Having conducted the maneuvers to a
successful termination. Napoleon looked
tip at his secretary and said, "Do you think
I shall beat Melas?-'
'Why, how can I tell?" replied Bour
rienne. "Tell, you simpleton, look here! Melas
ia at Alexandria and will remain there
until Genoa surrenders. His magazines,
hospitals, artillery and reserves ara in Al
exandria. Passing the Alps here," said
he, sticking a pin into the great St. Ber
nard, I fall upon his rear, cut off his com
xnnnications wfth Austria and meet him
in the valley here." So saying, he stuck a
red pin into the plain of "Marengo."
Bourrienne looked upon the moving of
the pins as mere pastime, and was so in
credulous that Napoleon rolled up the
map, exclaiming playfully, "Oh, you ninny
Ten weeks later Bourrienne found him
self writing up the battle of Marengo, at
Napoleon's dictation, on the very spot
where he had placed the pin, and recalled
the circumstance with wonder at his fore-
eight that bordered on reverence. Wide
Willing- to 'Walt.
'What are you going to do when you get
to be a man?" asked the visitor.
The little fellow's face assumed an ex
pression of earnest gravity as he responded,
with a voice which was evidently shaken
by sad memories of the past, "Whip papa."
The famous Khajak tunnel of India
pierces the Khwaja Amran mountains
bout sixty miles north of Inetta at an
elevation of 6,400 feet. It is 12,800 feet
long and was constructed broad enough to
carry a double line of rails.
Mr. Aitken's researches seemed to show
that the beautiful atmospheric blanket
wrapped around our planet varies in it
power to retain heat in proportion to the
mount of dust particles that it contains.
So cold is the weather in places like
Greenland, Franz Josef Land, Spitsbergen
and other polar bear hunting fields, and so
short the season, that trees like the fir
never grow higher than a few inches.
If the teacher be not better fitted to di
rect the education of the child than is the
parent, then she is not a fit person to be
at the head of the school, or indeed to
teach at all.
The ancient city of Athena, Greece,
which at present has a population of about
100,000, is lighted with M arc and 5,031 in
MUSIC THAT TAKES.
HOW POF'ULAR AIRS ARE REGARDED
BY CULTURED MUSICIANS.
Ernest Jarrold Writes About a Song- Thtit
Re Baa Sang in Public Many Years,
and Which Never Fails to Strike the
Audience Favorably Sweet Verses.
There is a n arrogance born of a high de
free of culture which is almost insuffer
able. Particularly is this true of highly
educated t imicians. This arrogance is
largely unconscious, and comes from an in
timate acquaintance with the higher forms
and technicU phases of an art which finds
its highest expression in the voices of
birds and the music of a brook. Now and
then a fugitive symphony is written, in
which the harmony of nature is caught to
tome extent by the composer, and even
the unletten-d in the most divine of arts
ran recognize it. But in the majority of
rases the efl ort is a soaring after the in
finite, a reaching after the unattainable.
Then these attempts become only an exhi
bition of mechanical dexterity in their ex
ecution. What man or woman is there iu the
world who, without having some proious
knowledge .f the composer, or without
having beatd the title of a piano solo,
tould tell wtat the author meant to con
vey? There may be something in the tune
or rhythm wiich will enable one to distin
guish between a dirge and a quickstep,
but that is all. After that to the mast
acute musical intelligence harmonic souud
is meaningless and expressionless.
This bring? me to the subject of my ar
gument, that too much contempt is ex
pressed by th ise acquainted with the me
chanical forn s o: music for what is known
as popular m ilouy. You mention, for in
stance, "Annie Rooney" to Paderewski,
and he will t arn up bis cultured Polish
nose with contempt.
The ordina-y common folks, who have
not been initiated into the arcanum of mu
sical gymnas.ics and pyrotechnics, want
to know what it is all about. "What the
deuce is that woman playing? What does
it all mean?" we say.
The same argument holds good regard
ing vocal music. Everythiug Wt sacrificed
to "tone purity." If the roulades are run
smoothly and the sustained tones are pure
and even the rritical ear is satisfied. But
not so the mac ignorant of higher refined
art in musical expression. He wants to
hear the words and catch the sentiment.
He is perfectly willing to lose some of the
sweetness prov ided he gets an idea of what
it is all about. I am perfectly aware that
many men of superior intelligence may
read these lines and say that the man who
wrote them is an ass, anil that he is strug
gling with a mbject of which he knows
To this I cat only reply that I know ns
much about tl e subject as lie does in its
utilitarian application. It is my theory
that the thing which appeals most forci
bly to the greatest number is really the
highest form of art.
Let us take ly way of illustration what
I consider to Ik: the most popular song in
the world. It has been adopted by the
Press club as its official song, and Colonel
John A. Cockerill, president of the club,
says that it is the most hamonizin influ
ence that ever entered the clubhouse.
The song I allude to is called "Scatter
Seeds of Kindn ess." It is hidden away in
amass of canting rubbish in one of the
Moody and Siinkey hymn books. The
song appeared originally without the
music, under the title of "If We Knew."
As it appears in the modern form the
stanzas have been changed around some
w. at, and one stanza in the original has
It is fitted to a simple little melody, writ
ten by S. J. Va 1, which is eminently ap
propriate to the theme and so free from
musical technicalities that a child can
learn it in a few minntes. When I Fay
that this song is the most popular soni; I
speak advisedly, for it is sung now, and
has been sung fir many years, in the Sun
day schools in all the countries where the
English tongue :s spoken. Moreover, it is
sung by persons who have no religious le
lief whatever. Yet it is instinct with the
deepest and holiest religious feeling. Here
is the first stanza:
Let ns Rather up tae sunbeams lying all around
Let as keep t!ie v hent nnd roses, casting out
the t horns at i chaff :
Let ns find our sweetest comfort in the bless
ings of today.
With a patient hand removing all tho briers
from the wu .
Then the song becomes somber and pro
phetic. But all great art is somber. It
dips deep down into human destiny. It is
realism personified. And yet a man of
keen intelligence , a lover of mysterious
sonnets whose meaning could not lie dis
cerned with the Lick observatory tele
scope, once said to me:
"Why, my dear fellow, that's only dog
gerel!" Perhaps he wia right. But if so, then
Longfellow's "Excelsior" is doggerel, and
the "Dear Little Shamrock" is doggerel,
and the "Suanee itiver" is the veriest rot.
What we need in America, in my opinion,
is fewer sonnets and more homely senti
ment expressed in language as plain as the
II we knew the w and heartache waiting for
ns down the road;
If our lips could taste the wormwood; if oar
backs could te-A the load.
Would we waste txday in wishing for a time
that ne'er cou d be?
Would we wait in such impatience for oar
ships to come l'rom sea'
There's the son;? of the true metal in
that stanza, men a 3d women. How many of
ns are figuratively standing on the Battery
looking for toe spurs of our ships to rise
above the horizon ? We rtand and wish
and wait and long for fortune to sail in to
us, forgetting that the richest fortune is
not material sucoe. The sentiment con
tained in the secoi d stanza is deepened in
the two last, which are aa follows:
IX we knew the baby fingers pressed against
the window pa le
Would be eold an 1 stiff tomorrow, never
trouble ns agai a.
Would the bright ey of oar darling catch the
frown upon oar brow?
Would the print of rosy fingers vex os then as
they do now?
Ah, those little ice ould fingers, how they call
oar memories back
To the hasty words imd actions strewn along
oar backward track.
How those tittle hands remind us, as in snowy
grace they lie.
Not to scatter thorns, bat roses, for oar reap
ing by and by.
There, critics, I've committed myself.
Flay me on the gri liron of your cynicism 1
Knock me out with your material logic 1
But you can safely bet a five dollar gold
piece against a big red apple that I'll get
up again and siug i hat little song, as well
aa my poor oice w ill permit, to the boys
and girls wh never go to Sunday schopL
I've sung it in a cathedral to a great organ
accompaniment; I've sung it at an east side
niusicale in a cell tr in Oak street; I've
stammered through it in desolate Conne
mara, with the poor peasants showing me
such homag as a I ing might be grateful
for. No argument, no sophistry can con
vince me that it do not contain "the es
sence of all things orth living and hoping
for." Ernest Jarrold in New York Advertiser.
SURE DEATH FOR BOTH.
Display of Remarkable Nerve By a Ten
derfoot In Issuing a Challenge.
"I once saw a challenge to a duel issued
and accepted and the time, place and
weapons named. The affair, however, did
not come to any issue."
The speaker was Dan Quinn, the well
known writer of wild and woolly western
character and dialect stories.
"It was in Deadwood," said he, "about
eight years ago, and the two men who
were to have been the participants had
been snarling at each other for many days.
One of them was a young, consumptive
looking fellow from somewhere east, and
of course was held in much contempt by
the old timers. In some indefinable way,
however, many of them seemed to have a
kind of respect for him, as on one or two
occasions he had given evidence that per
haps after all he was not to be laughed
at. He was, to these semiadmirers, an un
known quantity, and while they were all
anxious for some opportunity to present
itself in which he would show what he
was made of, yet not one of them cared to
furnish the looked for chance.
"The man who did the snarling was per
haps the only man in the select clique that
hung around the saloon where the quarrel
finally materialized who did not lielieve
that the tenderfoot had any nerve, nnd he
never missed an opportunity to intimate
as much. On the night in question the
two men had been unusually spiteful, and
it was a cinch that there would be trouble
before the daylight broke in,
"Finally the old timer made a remark to
the other that there was no mistaking. It
meant business. The young fellow heard
it, and without moving a hand announced
to the other that he hail heard the remark
and that he had a proposition to make.
The crowd was in t he right humor and the
boy was allowed to go on.
"He said that he was a tenderfoot. He
was aware of it, he declared, and be felt
sorry, but he also said that if the other
would give him a fair show he would fight
him. Then he made what was considered
a remarkable proposition. He asked his
antagonist to lay aside his gear, to make
no plays, but to issue him a challenge to
battle royal. He had. he said, conscien
tious scruples against being the aggressor
in a quarrel, but he was perfectly willing
to dothe square thing when the show
"Well, after much parley the big fellow
agreed to the deal and the challenge was
issued. The boy at once accepted it, named
guns as the weapons, the place the saloon
uml the time right then. But his condi
tion under which the duel was to lie fought
was the remarkable part of it. He insisted
that he and his opponent should stand
face to face, with the toes of their right
boots touching. Their guns were to be in
their belts, and at the word they were to
draw and fire. There could be only one
result. It was a daring proposal, but
whether it was a bluff or not was never
known. The other crawfished and apolo
gized, and the outcome of it was that the
two men liecame partners. But nobody in
Dead wood ever intimated again that tho
young fellow was lacking in nerve. He
showed that he had something about him."
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Australian station hospitality keeps the
latchstring always out and says, "Come
when you wish, do what you like, nnd
stay as long as you can." A writer says
that the Australian host places himself,
his family, and all that is his at the serv
ice of the guest fishing tackle, breech
loaders, horses and servants. Such hospi
tality is ran-ly abused, though the writer
mentions one exceptional case, where the
guest prolonged his visit until it wore out
his welcome. To one station came a vis
itor, whose original intention of staying a
month was reconsidered, and he remained
Six months passed, nnd he was still there.
He enjoyed himself hugely with horses,
dogs and guns, developed an encouraging
appetite, and his host did not complain.
After about nine mouths the host's man
ner became less warm, and at the end of
the year he spoke no more to his guest.
The latter was not sensitive, but lingered
on for the space of n second year, when he
departed and went to visit somebody else.
During these two years he was never told
that he had staid long enough and would
do well to go away. Manchester (Eng
Tortoixcs That Made Good Fating.
No provisions for ships were ever found
equal to the Galapagos tortoises, which
will remain in good condition for a year
without food or water. A supply of the
latter is carried by the animals in a bag,
which contains as much as two gallons
sometimes. They are very sagacious, and
when kept on deck can be taught to con
fine themselves to any space arranged for
their accommodation by whipping them
gently with a rope's end when they get out
of it. The meat is said to be finer than
that of green turtle.
Dampier, the explorer who visited the
islands in lfi.'!4, wrote that the flesh re
sembled a pullet's in flavor. "The oil," he
says, "we kept in jars, and used it instead
of butter to eat with dumplings." Rogers,
in 1707, wrote: "The eggs of the turtle are
as big as those of a goose, white, hard
shells and exactly round. Two men rode
on the back of one of the creatures, which
weighed 700 pounds, and it carried them
with ease," Boston Transcript.
Julia Ward Howe and Her Grandpa.
With all his gravity, Grandfather Ward
had his gleams of fun occasionally. It is
told that Julia had a habit of dropping
off her slippers while at table. One day
her father felt a wandering shell of kid,
with no foot to keep it steady. He put
his own foot on it and moved it under his
chair, then said in his deep, grave voice,
"My daughter, will you bring me my
seals, which 1 have left on the table in
my room?" And poor Julia, after a vain
and frantic hunting with both feet, was
forced to go, crimson cheeked, white
stockinged and slipperless, on the re
quired errand. She would never have
dreamed of asking for the shoe. Laura E.
Richards in St. Nicholas.
A Church Organ Pumped by Hydraulic.
One of the large church organs in Eng
land is supplied with wind by powerful
feeders worked by three hydraulic engines
and an electric motor. The pneumatic
lever is applied to the great and swell
organs and the couplers in connection with
them. The solo organ and pedal organ art
played by means of an improved tubular
pneumatic action. The draw stop action
is also pneumatic. New York Times.
Over Afternoon Tea.
Franchesca Everything is electric now
adays, even the tea biscuits.
Grace Are these?
Franchesca Certainly. Don't yon no
tice the currants in them? Kate Field's
Mate Recovers Speech.
Alphonse Hemphling, of Summit town
ship, Butler Co., Penn.. madeaa affidavit
that bis 12-vearsold son, who had
had 8t. Vitus dance for twelve years, lost
his speech, was completely cured after
using three bottles of Dr. Miles' Restora
tive Nervine, and and also recovered his
speech. Thousands testify to wonderful
cures from using it for nervous diseases,
dyspepsia, nervous debility, dullness, con
fusion of mind, headache, etc. Four
deses of this Nervine cured Mrs. W. E.
Burns, South Bend. Ind., who bad been
suffering with constant headache for
three months. Trial bottle and elegant
book free at Harlz & Babneen's.
Woman has been compelled to suffer,
not only her Ills, but those arising
from a want of knowledge on the part of
those with whom she stands connected.
In the mansions of the rich and hovels of
the poor, woman has been alike the pa
tient victim of ills unknown to man. But
now the hour of her redemption has
come. Bradfleld's Female Regulator
cures all diseases peculiar to ber sex.
Said by Hartz & Babnsen.
Good evening! Have you used Ah!
ttere is no need of my saying anything
further, I am sure you will hereafter use
nothing but the famous Blush of Rosesjfor
your complexion . Yours with best wishes.
Floba A. Jones. South Bend. Ind.
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Acts like magic on th ttomnch, liver and bowels,
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A series of Six Concerts will t-e siren by
PROF. OTTO'S MILITARY BAND,
The tint Concert will be given
Thursday Evening, June 16
at 8 o'clock.
Admission 50 cents Ladies accompanied with
Take Elm street electric cars direct to grounds.
K. OTTO. Manager.
-ALL KINDS Or-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of famishing aL kinds
of Stores with Castings at 8 cents
A MACHINE SHOP
kas been added where all kinds of machina
work will be done first-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS.. Propts.
Parlor . . ,
We are now ready to serve
you with a delicious dish of
cream. Orders for parties
promptly pttended to.
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J. B. ZIMMER,
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west of Chicago. A vtry floe line of pants, which he Is selling at So 00 ai d (s- t.;','c
and make 3 our selection while the stock is complete.
Stab Block, Opposite Hakpkb House.
OLD GUARD HAND-MADE
u. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
P06 Second Avenue
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor eincl Builder,
1121 and 1123 Fourth avenne. Residence 1119 Fourth avenne.
Flans and specifications furnished on all classes of work : also scent c t filler's Fv.ct: ns;a:
Sliding Blinds, something new, stylish and desirable.
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ANALYTIC AND DISPENCING
Will be located on Fifth avenue and
Proprietor of the Brady Street
AJ k'ndi of Cat Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Honlee Flower Store ,
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B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Bhop Corner Seventeenth Bi. . . "Rr-lr TslancL
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