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LOUIS D. VANDEF VERE, '
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AGAINST .HARD ODDS.
MARVIN CLARK, A Ei-INO NEWSPAPER
WRITER, OF NEW YORK.
low a J oiiriiaUst Stricken with Incurable
Blindness Manages to Follow His 1'rofei
sion and Keep I'p with the Current
News of the Day.
Any afternoon of the week one may see in
t h read ing room of the Press club a middle
aged man with a slight gray mustache sit
ting at a table, smoking a cigar and listen
ing with an air of close attention to a boy
who is reading a newspaper in an under
tone. If a member of the club lounges up
to the table und says, "Hello, Marvin!" the
listener will turn his heai with a pmil and
say, "Why, bow are you?" Htl.lingthe name
of the man, whether Smith, Jones or Rob
inson. Unless you are a licttcr judge of such
matters than t'.e ordinary human being,
you will not notice th:tt the man addressed
aa Marviu is blind. The loncer you watch
him the less likely you will be to see it.
But the man is blind, and has been blind
for nearly five years, so blind that he can
only distinguish light from darkness and
cannot in the least make out form or color.
He is Marvin K. CUrk, who. alt hough blind,
yet writes newspaper articles that are
bought and printed and read, that com
mand more attention than the efforts of
hundreds of men who hover about the New
For over thirty years Marvin Clark v.fus
a newspaper in.-.n wit h as good a pair of
eyes as any of them. He wa a reporter,
copy reader, managing editor, in the very
heart of the rush that surges about that
busiest of places the modern newspaper
office. Then his sight began to fail. It wits
a gradual dimming first a blur that
faded into a mere idea of colored form: into
form without color; into the faintest of
lights and shadows; into total darkness.
Then after a long period t.f rest the mere
r-e-rcrptlon f r.:$:t s:r..l !:'.; ;:-! Carkt-ss
and light came back to him like the first
faint flicker of st railing Jht seen far
back in the depths of a cave! With this
the improvement stopped, and aside from
the hope this little improvement gave the
darkness might as well have been complete.
Of all the misfortunes that can la-f.tll a
human lieing, that which came upon Clark,
is the worst. From being an actor in the
most varied, least monotonous, most
breathless life a man can lead, he became a
man in the midst of the pitchy darkness of
a night that is unpierced by light, that has
no dawning. He could hear with an ncute
ness painfully sharpened the noise, the tu
mult of the rush about him. But he was
helpless; must sit with folded hands; must
rely utterly upon those about hiin.
His training had all been for newspaper
work. There was no occupation to which
he could turn his attention. He was not
rich, and he was not the sort of man to sit
content a useless burden npon others. So
he set to work to adapt himself to his
changed conditions. He resolved to con
tinue his newspaper work, accept the hand
icap fate had put npon hun Rtid continue in
the race. He bought a typewriter and in a
few minutes learned the keyboard so that
with a little care he could strike whatever
letter he wished, not through having the
letters raised, because raised letters would,
have cut the ends of his fingers, but by
learning the distances lietween each key
and the edge of the board. Then he hired
a boy to read to him and he was ready to
begin newspaper work.
Each day this boy- reads the newspapers
to him the headlines of all articles, the
full text of some, a few paragraphs of
many. Thus he keeps himself perfectly
informed of what is happening in t he world
each day. Added to this is the gossip he
hears from his friends, the newspaper men.
He is thus able to comment upon the news
or to store up what he has learned for fu
ture use. In his thirty years of experience
in New York newspnpt r work he has gath
ered a vast amount of information about
men and things. Further.be has a still
greater amount of knowledge of where
things are tola-got if he does not know
the details or reiat-mber accurately.
Through these sources he is ready to fur
nish special articles upon all sorts of suli
jects. The newspaper special article is a
most important feature of the newspaper,
especially of the Sunday edition. Mr.
Clark can write interesting specials upon
things that were and also upon things that
are. lie has only to think of a good sub
ject. If there: is reading to be clone, his boy
can do it for him. If a man is to be inter
viewed, his boy can lead him to the man.
Were it not that this roundabout method
took too much time he could dothe rout ine
newspaper news work.
He has learned the typewriter so well
that he makes it turn oil for him copy that
is clean and clear ami most legible, incom
parably Ix-tter than the copy that formerly
flowed from the end of his pencil. At first
the newspaper editors were a bit shy of his
writings liecause it seemed incongruous
for a blind man to do newspaper work,
when the newspaper is, above all things, a
record of things seen. But latterly they
are getting used to him, and now his ar
ticles appear regularly in many New York
and Brooklyn papers.
He has borne his afTlic lion with a cour
age and cheerfulness that is amazing, t hat
shows the resources of hischaracter. From
the first he faced the sit tint ion as if he could
see it. an'd he has never staggered underthe
several blows that have struck fiim the
beginning of the failure of his sight, the
total darkness, the announcement of a
great specialist that he would never see
again. "What is the use of complaining?"
said he. "No one but a blind man can
begin to understand what this darkness
mean!. this total dejiendence upon others.
But 1 must work. I have to keep my mind
occupied with my work, and that passes
my days. Latterly I have been troubled
with insomnia. Each morning at 3 o'clock
I wake up and can sleep no more. What
can I do? I cannot read. No one can come
and talk to me at that time. I must lie
there in the darkness, helpless and alone,
waiting for daylight and the boy who is
eyes to me. That is my greatest hardship,
and I must confess that sometimes my
philosophy is not equal to it." New York
1 When Teaked Shoes Were Worn.
- When our country was first settled round
and peaked tots were fashionable, and par
ticularly the latter. Some "dudes' in Lon
don about this time wore forked toed shoes
nearly as long as he foot.. In the reign of
Richard II. in the year 14(K. his queen in
troduced shoes bo peaked as to need being
held up by chains fastened to the knees.
Edward IV proclaimed that such peaks
should not exceed two inches beyond the
feet upon pain of cursing by the clergy and
a fine twenty shillings. Boston Herald.
Might lie Worse.
Mother You careless boy! Look at your
clothes! Have you been playing football
Little Son No'm, only fighting. Good
Conducting War on Enowshoes.
A novel idea of military operations in the
great lake region in winter is outlined by
Captain Thomas Sharp, L S. A. After t
citing the commercial importance of the
waterway between the lakes and tee sea
and the incalculable benefits of a proposed
canal system that will let tin ocean steamer
loaded at Chicago Ii:-chfr its freight at
Liverpool, he pioeeet's to tho serious ques
tion of who shall cemtrol the great gateway
to this country, the St. Lawrence river.
The discussion of the commercial question
need not be entered upon here, as all who
have given the matter any thought at all
know that the advantages of a direct, ade
quate communication between the great
lakes and the sea mean the saving of many
millions of dollars a year.
The vita thing in Captain Sharp's little
pamphlet ia the explanation of the ease
with which Canada could get possession of
and control this source, and its traffic in the
event of war with this country. The whole
secret of the advantage as set forth is the
facility with which the Canadian forces
could operate in winter by reason of their
being habituated to the use of Bnowshocs.
Were hostilities declared when the sn'
lay deep on the ground, the Canadians
could move into formidable offensiveness
with such promptness as to lie strongly in
trenched in strategic positions before the
American forces could be advanced to the
Comparatively few Americans along the
northern border are accustomed to snow
shoes, and in the military service such a
thing as suowshoc practice is unknown.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
The I'npe's frupnl Life.
The iope, according to Dr. Ceccarelli,
leads a very regular hi d frugal life. He
rises at e o'cloc k, says mass at 7, and is
present afterward at the prayers of thanks
giving. Be tween 8 and It he takes coffee,
milk and eggs. Then he gives private re
ceptions. At 2 o'clock iu the afternoon he
makes a slight dinner, soup, a little fish
and very little meat, after which he takes
a little walk in the garden. In the evening
one of his chaplains says the rosary in the
papal chapel in presence of the pope. To
ward 10 o'clock in the evening his holiness
eat3 soup or brtnh of some kind and at 11
goes to bed. lxindon News.
Harsh, bet ?
H. said a Will ktown f tatesmnn. "I th ill
never tielieve thM women hss the proper judg
ment a d sense to cast a ballot, or inter ere in
politics, while s '.e is so weak-minded as to pas
sively t-uffer, ear nfier year, from disevea pe
culiar to females, when every ntwspapsr the
picks up, tells of the merits i f Dr. Pierce's Fa
vorite Prescription. Hot to tate advan'aze of
this remedy is cert duly n indication of mental
Thcte is a w-olesome kerne1 of trnth ioside
the rough hc'l of this unga lsnt speech. The
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mmts, nervous disorders, prostration, exhaus
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women, no more strtngthening tonic or netvine is
I frit it my duty to siy a fw words in
r card to E j'f Cream Ba'm. and I do so
entirely without solicitation. I have
u-ed it more or Use half a year and have
fom d it o b- most adtntrahis I have
-uff-red fioru citHirh of the worst kind
ever tince I was a lrtle bo- ar.d I never
h ped for cure, hut Cream Bilm seems to
do even that. Many of mv sequaint
nres have, used with excellent results.
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Sastoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor
ether Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays
feverishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd,
cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic Castoria relieves
teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas
toria is the Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend.
"Castoria is an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
good effect upon their children."
Da. O. C Osgood,
Castoria is the best remedy for children of
which I cm acquainted. I hope the day is not
f a.- distant when mothers will consider the real
interest of their children, and use Castoria in
stead of the various quack nostrums which are
destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium,
morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats, thereby sending
them to premature graves."
Da. J. F. Kincheloe,
The Centaur Company, T7
nrOOHPOBATXD TJNDKK TEB STATU LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
BOOK ISLAND, ILL.,
Onen dally from ( a. m. to 4 p. m., and Saturday evenings from 1 to 8 o'clock.
Five percent Interest paid on Deposit. Monev loaned on Personal. Co
lateral, or Real Estate Security
P L. MITCHELL Pres. t C. DSNhMANW. Tice-Pres. J. K. BTJTORD, Cash lei
T.L. Mitchell, I. P. Reynolds, P.C.Denknuun. OohnCrubaugh, B. P. Hall.
Phil Mitchell, L. Simon, S. W. Hurst, J. M. BaTord,
Jaoksos Hubs. Solicitors.
f Began business July a. 1890, and occupy the southeast corner of Mitchell Lynda's new
Munro, De-Bue & Anderson,
Successors to John Aster,
Wholesale and Retail Bakers.
226 Market Square.
J. T. DIXON
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
City 'Bus and Express Line.
Telephone Rock Island or Harper Hotels for 'bus or express
wagon and yon will receive prompt attention,
TIMBERLAKE & SPENCER, Props.
R Q. Hudson. M. J. Paekml
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERST
A.U kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to. ttstimatea
Shop cor. First ave. ard Seventeenth st.
Qavenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ALL. DEPARTMENTS. "
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J. C. DUNCAN. Proprietor.
Roek Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK,
AU kinds of brass, broiate sad srominum brons: casting, all .bade Jaad tester KU
a specialty of braseU pattern and artistic work.
Snor t ro OrricB-At 1811 First avenne. near Ferry landing. . rock ISLAND.
J. MAGER, Proprietor.
tt- j mm via urammuiii, lie
pore. Lwtoree Tamta ana fjiaell. stnd C'n
Gives RellVf ft
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" Castoria is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any preecriptioo
known to me."
H. A. Archkr, M. D.,
Hi So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. T.
" Our physicians in the children's depart
ment have spoken highly of their experi
ence in their outside practice with Castoria,
and although we only have among oin
medical supplies what is known as regular
products, yet we are free to confess that the
menu of Castoria has won us to look with
favor upon it."
Unitxd Hospital and DiarmsaaT,
Allzr C Smith, Pre:,
Murr - ay Street, New York City.
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