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No 1 sidewalk brick - - $9 00
No. 2 ' - - - - 8 00
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THE NOVELIST'S FATHER WAS THE
A Carefully Treasured Letter That Proves
That the rarent or Charles IJckens Far
niched One of the Most Delightful Char
acters In Fiction.
This fresh and diverting character was
as we know, modeled directly from nature,
and Dickens indeed might have answered,
as Sam did Justice Stareleigh, "I rayther
think it's my father!" Sam was threaten
ed with committal if he did not point his
parent out. But every oncjj an point to
Mr. John Dickens, "memki- of the gal
lery," as the original of this sketch.
It used to be said that Mr. Micawber was
a caricature, much overdrawn, not resem
bling anything.we are likely to encounter
in life. The truth is, the portrait was an
exact copy, and, if anything, fell rather
short of the original. The delightful por
tion of him was not his odd, fantastic
speeches and quaint formulas so much as
the character, exhibited chiefly in odd
views of pecuniary transactions, the es
sence being than an obligation could be
satisfied by rotund nnl (lowing phraseol
ogy, and the setting foi th in a stately style
his own indebtedness as though he were
proud of it.
As a letter writer Mr. Micawber, we
know, reveled in such flourishings, and his
most amusing peculiarities were exhibited
when he found himself seated at his desk.
In one or two places in his letters Dickens,
the son, has noted a characteristic speech
or two of his sire, which might have been
appropriately put into the mouth of Mr.
Micawber. These paternal utterances the
son relished hugelv and even reveled in.
Messrs. Conway & Noel, autograph
dealers in Birmingham, have a few relics
of this amusing personage.- Among these
is a fragment of a little burlesque styled
"O'Thello" written by young Charles for
the Theater Koyal back drawing room. Its
date is 1S33, so it is fairly claimed to be the
earliest scrap of the novelist's handwriting
in existence. He was then 21 years old.
It is even more interesting from the fact
that Mr. Micawber, or Mr. John Dickens,
the sire, took a part in the little piece, that
of Ihe Great Unpaid, "who was discov
ered at table on opening scene." "The
Great Unpaid" was of course the Duke of
Vemcej under grotesque conditions:
G. U. Begin the business.
(Brab Rushes in and says: "Ruin! Confu
G. U. What chargo can warrant such
Brab. V arrant.
(i. U. You're not warrant-eil '
In waking noiso enough to wake the
Tell us (first having made a proper
What is the meaning of this precious
Ilrah. Stol'n my daughter.
G. V. Who hasdono this?
G. U. Call the man in and now command
What can you say. sir, in your own
Music (Wait till iie comes in. and music
Mr. Dickens, Sr., presented this scrap to
a friend, one Mr. Haydun, in ti: year 1S4;,
indorsing it with much nolemui y, "This
page is from an unpublished travestie,
written by Mr. Charles Dickens for private
performance in hi own tanuly (1S13), and
it is in his own handwriting. 'The Great
Unpaid' was your humble sen-ant, John
Dickens, Alphington, 0 June, 1S4J."
I have never hitherto seen a hitter of the
real John Dickens to put litsii!e one of the
racy epistles given in the novels. Uy a
rare chance, however, one of these docu
ments lately came into my possession.
Nothing more cbaractvristical," as Klia
has it, could be desired, ar.d'l am certain
that all lovers of "lloz" will welcome with
pleasure the epistolary specimen of this
choice character: .
'M EllWAIlDS STItLLT, 1'llUTJl.l.N SQL'ARE, I
11 r'ebruttry, lho7. (
Gentllmkn It has occurred to me that at a
moment of some diflicully you may be willing
to extend to mo your obliging assistance. If
not inconvenient, or inconsistent with your ar
rangements, will you do me the favor to de
duct the Four Pounds I owe you from the in
closed Hill for JK.1i, duo 7th April, with fore
shillings, the amount of the interest, and let
me have the balance, 15 ..? Do not suppose
I ask this on any other footing than that of an
act of obligation conferred on me, and I assure
you, though small in amount, its effects on me
are matters of grave consideration, because
anything that should occasion my absence
from my duties in the Gallery would be pro
ductive of fatal effects.
You may consider it an intrusion that I
should apply to you in a moment of difficulty.
and I feel it to be so; but, recollecting how
your interests are bound up with those of my
son, I flatter myself if you can confer a favor
upon the father without transgressing any
rule that you liavo lulu down, and without in
convenience, you may feel disposed to do so.
I do not enhance it when I say that the fa
vor, though small in amount, yet under the
circumstances would be signal obligation con
ferred on, ccuuemen, your obliged and obe,
dient servant, John Dickens.
Messrs. Chapman and llalL
This is a richly characteristic production
and has the true Micawberian flavor. There
is nothing better in the novel than the pro
posal of the bill. The writer, it will be
seen, owes the firm 4, and he asks them to
do him the favor" to deduct this sum
from the rather problematic bill, and then
what is the point of the whole "let him
nave the balance, 15 15s.," a delightful
method of discharging his debt and incur
ring a new and more substantial one. "A
moment of some difficulty," which would
have "fatal effects," are equally character
istic Notable, too, is the hint as to the
paper in question not being likely "to be
met" or takeu up" for he throws out
that it is "an act cf obligation conferred on
me," as well as the more significant hint
that their "interests are bound up with
those of my son." This seems to have had
its effect, for we find the minutely calcu
lated interest on the bill "fore shillings"
altered in another hand and in a different
ink to "3s. 4d."
A pleasant touch is the iteration of the
point of "inconvenience to themselves," as
though this were the only objection that
could reasonably be presented by the firm
who would otherwisejbe assumed, be eager
to honor his paper. The displayed flourish
at the ciose "signal obligation conferred
on, gentlemen, your obliged," etc, was
favorite form of Mr. Micawber's. The let
ter is indorsed on the back, "John Dickens,
Esq.," in the writer's own hand, which
seems mysterious it looks as though it had
been returned to him.
Fond as we are of Dickeus curios, I doubt
if there could be found uuy more quaintly
attractive than this letter cf Micawbcr-
Dickens, As it hangs framed it seems to
have a sort of vitality, to nave flesh and
blood. We hecu the rolling accents aau
nourisnes, tne appeals and explanation to
Traddles and Copperfield, That bill, sir,
will not be met," has a new significance,
Percy Fitzgerald lu London Illustrated
Cl NTY Itl II.1HN...
7 Alice 1. Hrijrrs to Marv Ann
Williamson, part lot 8. block i). Old
Town of Rock Islam, $1 ,000.
. A. Spencer, et :il, to Valentine
Danger, lot 2, hloek 12, Spencer &
Case's atll.. Rock Island. $1.
Ma M. Smith to Marv A. Hester,
lot 3, block 6, Camlee i'rovc. South
S Estate of II. S. Shurtleff. In
ventory, appraisement bill and wid
ow's award filed and approved.
iiiiaruianship ol Nels 1 Nelson.
Guardian's report filed and order ap
proving guardian's investment of
Estate of Rebecca Wood. Admin
istrator's report filed and approved.
ijiiaruiansnip ol minor heirs ol
August Hartnian. Final report of
guardian tiled and approved. Re
ceipts and releases of wards filed.
they all having arrived at the age
of majority and guardian discharged.
Estate of Rosalie Ilartnagel. Peti
tion to sell real estate to pay debts.
Proof of service. Default of defend
ants. Hearing. Bond tiled and ap
proved and order of sale.
Ouite the Koverse.
Ethel (rummaging in grandma's drawer)
Oh, grandma, what a curious old key
Grandma Yes, my dear. That was j'our
grandfather's latch ..cy.
Ethel And you keep it in memory of old
Grandma Xo, my dear, old nights.
Treble and Ba.
"Twinkle, twinkle, little star.
How 1 wo"der whut yon are."
In treble sweet tped litt e Grace.
"Caturrh, catarrh, catarrh, n-tarrh,
What a horrid rcstyou arc;"'
Gtowlel dear papa in lowest bas.
When papa reads this he will learn how lo get
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ami cleansing propctics. Or. fag's Cartarrh
Remedy cures the wor-t ran-. This Infallible
rem-dy docs not, hke the poisonous, irritating
snuffs, "creams' nnd strong caustic solutions
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mg?ed, firr.pl. pal: laic for a short time, or drive
the disease to the liinirs. It irodiicos a pirfect
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smell or hearing, wittering or wetkness of the
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Bogus white lead
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Strictly Pure White Lead.
1 he wise man is never persuaaeci to
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The market is flooded with spurious
white leads. The following analyses.
mad: by eminent chemists, of two of
these misleading- brands show the
exact proportion of genuine white lead
thsy contain :
Standard Lead Co. Strictly Pure White
Lead. St. Louis."
Materials Proportions Analyzed by
Barvtes M.36 per cent. Regis Chauvenct
Untie of Zinc 84.18 per cent. & Bro.,
Vt lute i;au t. per cent. si. ttoms.
Less than 7 per cent, white lead.
Pacific Warranted Pure A White Lead."
Materials Proportions Analyzed by
Pulphatcof Lead 4. IS per cent, Lrdoux & Co.,
Oxide of Ziuc 45.04 per cent. New York.
Barvtes 5u.S icr ceuu
Nc white lead in it.
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