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THE AKGUS, THUllBDAY JAN'rA UY 2 0, 1893.
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J. W. POTTER,
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Oorrespaadenee eolicited from eTerjr townenlp
m Beck laland coantr.
THTJH8DAT, Javtjakt 2. 1893.
Is announcing the death and review
ing the career of hia late predecessor in
ffloe, Justice Lunar. Secretary of the
Interior Noble says- "It belongs to
others with whom he served in congress,
on the bench and in othtr relations, in
private and official life, to spsak of his
merits there. It la with pleasure that
testimony is here borne to his valuable
labors in this department, which were
faithfully performed with that clearness
of appreciation, sense of justice and
goodness of heart for which he has been
distinguished. In token of appreciation
of his services and respect for his mem
ry, the department will be draped in
mourning for 20 days on and frora this
date. The flag will 'be carried at half
mast, end the department closed on the
day of his funeral."
Robert L. Allen, who has been ap
pointed by Governor Altgtld warden of
Joliet penitentiary, is native of that
city and has spent all his life in Will
county. When it is added that bis ap
pointment gives the greatest satisfaction
to members of all parties it will Le seen
that no higher compliment could be paid
him., Ue is in every way qualified for
the position. He is 46 years old, large
and poweifnl acd in the prime of mental
and bodily vigor. Although he has al
ways been a democrat and an ardent and
active worker for its candidates and its
principles, bis idea of citizenship is the
broadest and he is anything but a parti
san in the sinister sense of that werd
He is, among other things, an excellent
businessman. lie organized one of the
first electric light plants in the west, the
Thomson & Houston, of this city, and is
now manager of the Economy Electric
Light and Power Company vthich was
formed by a consolidation of the older
concern with the Joliet Electric Light
Company. The Joliet theatre is aio
under bis di-i hi tin m auu is secre
tary of the Northwestern Breeders' asso
ciation. When quite young tie went
with his parents W shiogton and
lived there until 1879, wbt n be returned
to Joliet, went into business and hi s
lived there ever since. He was posts
master durirg President Cleveland's r) st
administration. His appointment was
wholly UDBought and, to him, quite un
Stories of Leopold Morse.
One of his hobbies according to Kntt
Field's Washington was the rehabilita
tion of the American navy, and his
plan of proceeding was thoroughly
characteristic. He insisted on the
government's giving out all its ship
building to contractors instead of at
tempting to do any in its own yards.
"Spread de vork ofer de whole coast,"
he would say, in his Bavarian dialect,
and you vill haf efery congressman
from a seapoard district voting for
your abbrobriations, pecause bart of
'em vill go to his own beoplc. In dat
vay you git a full-krown nafy in apout
Mr. Morse was too muoh of a man to
be ashamed of his calling, and never
failed to turn the tables on any one
who chaffed him about it. A story
used to be told of a visit paid to his
store in Boston by a Washington swell
who had met him at the Metropolitan
clnb here, and who thought to have a
little amusement at his expense. As
the visitor entered Mr. Morse- was just
In the act of bowing out a customer to
whom he had sold a largo bill of
"Ha, Morse!" cried the Washington
ian, "how I wish the fellows at tho
club could see you now. I watched
the way you handled that poor wretch.
It was artistic, but it wouldn't do to
tell away from home. What will you
give me to keep quiet about it?"
The clothier looked his caller in the
face without a smile.
"I must gif you somediug to bay
your silence?" he asked soberly.
miiiij a, a uuijf lair mat i
should be rewarded for holding a good
Mr. Morse turned to one of his
"Choseph," he said, "get down one
o1 deni monkey chackets ve sell for
anil r n - f.i I of -..-,
m u'7 'He did not do this in a bungling nian
af it for one tollar and , ,t , i,Q J?,n.i ti.
cent he's a frient of
Blow, blow, blow! That disagr-eable
catarrh can be cured by taking Hood's
Barsaparilla, the constitutional remedy.
rVhat the Hon. George G. Vest rays in
retard to the superiority of the n rsch
berg'g diamond and non-changeable 'spec
"I am usine classes which I purchased
from Prof. Hirschberg and they are the
best I ever tried; it affords me grett
pleasure to recommend Prof. Hirschba rg
as an excellent optician, and his glaaset
arc simply unequalled in my experience
G. G. Vest.'
These spectacles are for sale by T. H
Thomas atrent for Rock Island.
lhelr Rich Pap.
If oar pop d:dn't hare so
much money So
Mr I what a rood nana be'd be.
d play all the fames that there was to be
d romp 1th poor Handle and me.
And he d e an el'phaat and crawl on hit
While we 1 puU his hair just as much aa
we'd plf aae.
And he d never once want to say we was a
Would he M mdleT I bet you we'd see,
Anrl he'd tell us the story
Of ack ana His Glory"
If our pop dl ln't have so much money to
If pop didn't vant so much money, I betj
He d be the Teat papa on earth.
For then Btocla and bonds wouldn t cause bim
No matter b w much they was worth.
But now te just talks of the "rises In
And the corn and the flour that makes
thlnirs wo eat.
And the bulls and the bears that fight on
And the prices he thinks they are worth.
Bo he ears: "Kun away;
You t-.na Maud bo and rjlav:
I'm busy, and txnnot be Dothered today."
! our papa ha go ,0 much money, I guess
It don't mucti LelD Maudin and m.
For I don't wa it toys, aud Maud's trot a new
But we're lonesome. That's just It, you see.
For when ('race Big-g-s' father comes home
And tosses his children most clean out of
Why, MauCie and me, we wish our papa
Don't we. Maudie? We do now, don't we?
But our papa can't play;
For h- tola us today
He's making a fortune for us to throw 'way.
Minnie Molnty re in Kaunas City Star.
A FORTUNE HUxMER.
Ray Masterman was a law graduate
nil fifed up rith the pride of youth.
Cause and ef ect abnormally developed
nis cnaracter, wnne poverty made his
struggle for existence as merciless as
itjwas bold. He shrewdly manipulated
the cause a id thereby produced the
desired effect. Motive with eo be
hind him governed all his actions.
l'eople lived he was sure of that;
as long tfs ihev existed whv should
they not be useful stepping-stones for
his advancement? His soulless' dis
position was all the more dangerous
because it wss hidden behind the pol
ished'mannes of a rentleman.
He was not backward in comin? for
ward when he offered his legal services
to the citizens of Blackrock. His ar
rival was chronicled with a liberal
supply of printer's ink. His shingle
was modest. When I say modest I do
not wish to convey the idea that he
lettered it himself, or even used a
Eiece of stiff cardboard with a block of
uildings in flames lithographed on
the other site. Not a bit of it! He
ordered a sign with a japanned back
ground of black, ornamented with
esthetic eilt letters. He boarded at
the best hotel, wore the most fashion
able tailor-made suits, and lived in un
real life. He weighed the world in bis
little balance?, and. was sure that it
owed him a 'iomfortablo living, con
sequently he played his bold game
with all the confidence of a million
aire. He exhibited an aristocratic con
tempt for moiey, and always averted
the evil day of settlement by borrow
ing from Smith to pay Jones. He
strengthened his Financial standing by
bargaining for valuable property, but
was careful to lind some plausible ob
jection to it just in time to bridge over
He judged human nature with the
wisdom of a philosopher; his ways
bad a fetching influence, consequently
business prospered at the expense of a
brother limb of t lie law, whose oflice
was just across the street. He cared
little for Harding Ilolievy or the fact
that his motbt r was a widow, her only
support the iidnstry of her son, who
copied briefs, lccordud deeds and made
a comfortable living out of his prac
tice. Masterman laughed at Harding's
baggy, shiny trousers and ridiculed
tho seedy coat which had been neatly
patched, cracked jukes ut the faded
Derby that covered tbe clustering
brown curls at d shaded the handsome
face. With all these evidences of close
economy Harding possessed what mo
ney could not buy a sterling, honest
character which prompted him to live
within his income. He paid debts,
never borrowed, was genuine, kind
How different tho character of the
envious, grasr ing and hypocritical
Masterman! lie was always contrast
ins his book-cae with the rude shelves
of" his rival; always comparing his
oiled walnut table with the home-made
affair over the way. He complacently
eyed his neatly painted office and then
bestowod a contemptuous glance at
the dingy rookery from which the paint
had long sincit disappeared. These
differences produced their effect upon
weak human nature, and the poor
lawyer's clients dropped off until his
practice was ieduced to a minimum.
Masterman went further; he courted
sweet Idelle Manaver, the wealthy
squire's only cl ild by a former mar
riage. There v ere girls in Blackrock
more attractive, more beautiful, but
this particular star could score a dot
in her own na ue. By means of this
dot he hoped to mend a broken lance
and secure the management of the
He captivate 1 the old people with
his cleverness a id brilliancy, but fi!ed
to interest Idelle, because her h'-nart
was true to h ir Iirst love, naming,
whose natural t illidenee was so much
material for Bay to mould into oppor
tunities. You :nay bo sure he made
good use of tho chance to belittle his
f'lfnl A rwl awl n .-Wl I , I H SM1 rt 1 f t i I 11 C I f 11 O
skill of a courtier to accomplish his
end. The thru.- ts wore dangerous be
cause they were made under the cloak
But Masterman overreached the
bounds of prudence; Idelle was not
deceived; she soon detected tho shal
lowness of his character; yet she en
couraged his so "did attentions, hoping
by this means to draw Harding nearer
to a proposal. The little strateirem
. produced a reverse effect
The widow's son passed three times
a day along tho grassy lane on the
north side of the squire's stalely home.
The narrow pat i was smooth-and hard
as a floor; a clu ttering mat of verdure
bordered it wilt rustic beauty. The
embankment was shaded bv a Ion?
row ot maples that extended to his
One day Idelle peeped at him from
the bow window of her room. It
pained her to see the despondent look
on his faoe, where every emotion was
mirrored. The forlorn tenderness, so
mute, so pleading, touched her heart
and . tears fell from her drooping
She was conscious of the error she
had committed; perhaps Ray would
not have been so persistent in pressing
his claim if she had not foolishly en
couraged him. He had all the advan
tage, because the old people were in
fatuated with the young man. The
entire community sanctioned the
union and voted her away as if she
had no will of her own. She had al
ready rejected him three times, and
prepared herself for the stormy scene
soon to be enacted in the room" where
the parents were waiting for her. She
bathed her eyes in cold water and an
swered the summons promptly.
Her father's irritation was evident
as he exclaimed:
"Idelle, we are pained to learn that
you have refused Mr. Masterman; he
is rich and well connected, with push
enough to make him a congressman
though the gods know I wish him do
such bad luck!"
"I do not love him," she said.
"A poor excuse, child," maintained
the squire. "Neither did I love your
mother, and yet we married. Janie
was a good woman, and never had
cause to regret the step. Expediency
is the thing in a case like this; love
will certainly follow. I havo staked
my happiness on this match."
"And overlooked mine, papa."
"Pooh! pooh! Children of your age
should take the advice of older heads.
You wish to throw yourself away upon
that poor blunderer who has not sense
enough to say his soul is his owu.
"He is at least honest."
"What do you mean?"
"Ray has blinded you," she answered
with spirit. "He is like the pinch
back jewelry in a pawnbroker's shop.
When you scratch the gold the brass
is bound to show beneath."
"You say this because you can see
no good in Ray; your love for Harding
causes you to be unjust."
An hour later Harding knelt by his
mother's side. She brushed back the
tangled curls from his forehead and
kissed it as she softly whispered:
"Good night. "God bless you both."
Masterman's credit castle was likely
to fall and bury him in the ruins.
He enjoyed its pleasures with a reck
lessness that was suicidal. His debt
had grown to a considerable amount;
the funds placed in his hands for
safe keeping had melted away.
The squire had loaned him consider
able nionej-. Idelle alone stood be
tween him and disgrace. How he
hated her! He could deceive'others,
but this girl, whose honest eyes peered
behind the mask of hypocrisy.
Her absence for three months was a
calamity that almost overwhelmed
him. But he picked up fresh courage
and settled his debts by promises due
in the fall. He surely must win her
in the end; if not, there was tk alter
native of flight. It would not -be such
a bad one; he was not the least in love
with the heiress.
The rivals awaited Idell's return
with motives as far apart as the poles.
With Ray the moments were gashes;
the approaching maturity of the prom
issory notes caused the earth to re
volve in ten hours. Harding thought
the hinges of the globe needed oiling.
With all this discontent Time neither
hurried, nor retarded his changeless
march, but swung the days into posi
tion, regardless of man's desires.
Summer passed, and with it the op
pressive heat; the tall trees along the
grassy lane were leafless; the cool
north winds whistled through the
branches and made Harding shiver as
he walked rapidly to tne station with
a stretcher upon his shoulder. The
news had outstripped him; a crowd of
anxious friends were impatiently
awaiting the arrival of the train.
The cars stopped with a ierk that
brought a moan of pain from the muf
fled figure which gentle hands placed
upon the stretcher, which was then
carried up the street and into the
long avenue that led into the squire
No one could tell how the accident
happened, neither did they know the
extent of her injuries. The door gong
was muffled and no one was permitted
to enter the house The servants tip
toed about the sitting-room, which was
darkened till objects were faint aud
indistinct. Even Harding failed to
gain admission, and contented himself
with the stray information that drifted
into his oflice.
Rayland was absent from the village.
Important business in an adjoining
county delayed his return, conse
quently he was considerably shocked
when he heard the unexpected news.
He hurriedlv removed the evidences
of travel aud hastened to the squire's.
His persistency gained the coveted ad
mission to the darkened room, where
he played his part like a finished actor
the grief was as real as good acting
could make it. He threw himself into
a stagv position and purred:
"Idelle, my darling, my little
wounded bird, let nie draw back these
curtains. I can't see you.
"Don't!" don't!" she moaned fret
full'. "I do not wish von to see the
ugly gashes that mark my face.
In a soothing tone he replied:
"They are only temporary; they will
"You are kind to say
doctor gives me no such
ment. He says I shall be
so, but the
iuiiu s itisiiuious taste was
shocked. but pressing necessities
plucked at his sleeve and with solicit
ous' gentleness he continued:
"Let me lead you to the veranda;
breath of air will do you good."
Idelle shrank from him.
"Do you wish to mock at my mis-
ioruine.- - snensneu in a pathetic tone.
Has no one informed you?"
"in neaven s name, what do you
"My left leg has been amputated
above the knee. Ray. I do not mind
that so much as the scars. I can use
a wooden leg and few will know the
"What a calamity! I am sorry for
you." he stammered.
- "Is that all?" she sobbed. "I have
changed my mind, Ray. I, shall be
glad to trust my future happiness in
your keeping, and feel that you will
love me all the more because I am a
- But Rayland did not answer; he was
a vain man; he could not marry a wo
man who would do his taste positive
discredit. Better flight than that!
Muttering some confused words he
tnrned and left the room and house.
No sooner had his footsteps died
away than the 'squire slipped from
behind the sofa and blurted out:
"The infamous, cold-blooded scoun
drel! You were right, child, and I was
wrong. I beg your pardon."
Masterman left town that night he
never returned for sundry reasons.
The little souvenirs with his autograph
attached are folded neatly away and
filed: "To be collected in the day of
One day, not long afterward, Idelle
approached her papa in a wheedling
manner and in a pleading voice said:
"You must be gentle with Harding;
he is coming this evening to make
very important request."
"I'll help the lad along, never fear!
He had sense enough, after all, to cap
ture my little wooden-legged girl.
Idelle you are a born actress." trials '
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City, writes: "1 t nve need Dr. Ball's
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most tfflcacious rt-mtdy for coughs, colds
and laryngitis I fcive ever tried."
Mrs. E. J. EoweH, Medford, Mass., says her
Bother baa been cured of Scrofula by the uso
f four bottles of PTPl after baring bad
much other treat- L SgSflll ment, and being
reduced to quite a low condition of health, as it
was thoQ'bt she coold not live.
Cured my little boy ot heredi
tary scrofula V which ap
peared all over bis cs5t' face. For
a year I bad fivenupall hope
of his r. : recovery . when finally
I was V5- induced to use
4 few bo ttle8 cured him, and no
symptoms of tbe disease remain.
Mrs. T. L. Mathers, Matherville, Miss.
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