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THE AUGUS, MONDAY, AUGUST 14,1803.
Pa Mi shed Dally and Weekly at 1624 Second
Arenas, Rock T.land, 111.
J. W. Potter.
Tum Daily sue per month; w eaKly n.UO
per aannm; la adranee $1 .SO
All eonunanlcatloo. of a critical or anramenta
ttwe character, political or religious, moat hire
teal name attached for publication. No each
e-tlele. will be printed orer fictitious elgnateree.
Aaoynooa communications not noticed.
Oorrespoadenee solicited from every township
1 1 Rock Island crantj.
Monday, Aigist 11, 1898.
Zola has had a taste of life's hitter
realism, and can feel what he writes
hereafter. He has been blackmailed
hj the French academy, and the mis
fortune that came upon Lotta when
Sorosis rejected her was no greater
A Nevada cowboy lassoed another
of the craft and dragged him to
death. It is of course known that
the wild and woolly West is a thing
ol the past, , but once in a while
symptoms of the old turbulence will
show itself in spots. .
There is no truth in the statement
that a navy yard derrick is to be em
ployed to get Commander Davis down
from his high horse after the infanta
goes home. The increased weight of
bis own head will bring him to the
ground with a dull thud.
TzKEzrELA has in preparation a new
constitution. The old one is so tat
tered and torn that the revolutionist
feels it to be hardly good enough for
trampling on. He awaits with what
patience he may the promulgation of
something worthy of his heeL
Ak Oregon farmer has Shanghai
chickens that are said to boast of
fifteen toes, apiece. Remarkable
poultry. It Is not so strange that
they should have the toes as that
they should realize the fact, and
thrill with ostentatious pride thereat.
Aw Oklahoma judge, recognizing
large and flagrant instance of con
tempt, descended from the bench
long enough to purge the offending
lawyer of it The method was not
genteel, but it was striking and more
effective than the imposition of a
fine that is never collected.
i he euitor oi i tieorjna paper
firks as u on uas uau experience
'hditing a newspaper is a ' funny
Business, tor instance, if you give
a fellow a nice notice,1 he never sees
it, and so far as showing his appro
ciation, he probably 'never hears tell
of it.' But just say something agin
in' ana he wm pursue you worse
than a sheriff. A fellow who don't
care much about eating can have
picnic Tunning a newspaper."
The Philadelphia Ledger says that
during the first four months" of the
present administration there were
6,730 appointments of fourth-class
postmasters made on resignations
and death, and 3,226 or rtiiova.s,
making a total of 8,956. The num
ber appointed on resignations and
death during the corresponding peri
od in Mr. Harrison's administration
was 3,649, and on removals 7.460
making a total of 11,109. There
were, therefore, 4,264 more fourth
class postmasters appointed on re
movals durinjr the first four months
at the late administration than dur
injr the correspondins time in this
Some Sensible Republican.
The insade idea that pervades the
republican press, in some quarters
in their endeavors to place the blame
lor the financial crisis upon the uem
ociatic party is bearing its fruits in
more ways than one, as the following
from the Chicago Herald shows:
Washington E. Conner is not the
only republican who refuses to cult
vatc the notion that the present crisis
is a "democratic panic." The fact
that he promptly withdrew from the
republican club of New York when
that organization put forth a docti
merit declarinj that the financial
trouble is mainly due to "the elec
won of Mr. Ulevelanu ana a congress
democratic in both branches" has
been stated in these columns. The
secretary of the club states that
"there are a whole lot of resigna
tions." He says they have not been
tendered on account of this docu
ment, but admits that he has not in
spected them. It is understood
however, that they were in fact ten
dered on this very account.
C. C. Shayne, a prominent New
York republican, says: "Everyman
should stand by his country and the
government in this difficulty. Party
lines should be buriec out of sight l
the effort to restore peace to the bus
iness world." John Field, of Phila
delphia, who was postmaster of that
city during Harrison's administra
tion, says: "I regard the man wh
introduces mere patriotism issues
into the present crisis as little less
than a traitor to his country."
Mr. Field justly characterizes the
men of his own party who drag their
partyism into this crisis, and d
their bust to make matters worse by
tryinjr to make people believe that
the democratic president and con
gress are unwilling or unable to deal
wisely with the situation. Mr. tieiu
mentions.no names, but Senators
Teller and Chandler and cx-Pres
dent Benjamin Harrison have rather
ostcntumslv placed themselve
amon? those who are little less than
traitors to their country.
Shadows come and shadows I
All the world 1 full ol shadows:
Many hardly dam ttaein so.
And pursue then, two and two.
In the springtime, through the meadows
Love is not the only aim
AU mankind a -e seen pursuing
Pleasure, fortune, jrlory, fame:
Falling these, tie quest renewing
After shadows just the same.
Shadows come and shadows go:
Sorrow does nt stay forever:
Time rolls on wt :h ceaseless flow.
Pleasures pass: ut so doea woe:
Go thy way, cc mplalnln never.
A MODEL MAID.
Is 6he coming to visit you?" said
Eric Hale, w th a slight grimace.
That simperii g. fine lady, with the
useless white I ands and shallow so
ciety laugh! Oh, Aunt Delia, pack
my portmanteau and let me off on a
lecturing tour until Flora Lee's visit
comes to an en 11"
Mrs. Dove looked a little disap
pointed. To tell the truth, she had
especially arranged this visit with
reference to her nephew, Eric.
He s a fino young fellow," she
said to herself, with true feminine di
plomacy, "with an excellent parish
and fine prospects and it's high time
he was settled in life with a wife.
And I think Flora Lee would suit him
And here was the young man him
self upsetting this charming castle in
the air .with oat the least scruple of
conscience, liks the modern icono
clast that he was.
Well. Eric." said Mrs. Dove, de
spairingly, I'll write to her not to
come. Of course 1 don't want to
put you out, just when you're so
busy, too, with that course of lec
tures on the 'Bk of Revelations J
but I really thought that Flora
would make the house lively.1'
'She's a deal too artificial to suit
me, said Eric J tale. "Ask her to
come in June, when I shall be off to
Omaha and Nevada on that confer
ence business. But as for a visitor.
should much prefer little Polly
Peppercorn's bi j wax doll, with the
silky black hair and the startling
black eyes, that open and shut by
So Mrs. Dove, choking back the
tears of disappointment (for she had
been nursing this pet scheme in
secret for a long while), sat down
and wrote a letter to her friend
Miss Lee, postKning the proposed
ojourn at Cedarborough farm until
roses should be in bloom and straw
berries begin to ripen.
"Adonijah," t aid she to the hired
man, "take thu letter to the post
Yes, 'em," said Adonijah, and he
put the letter in his pocket and
straightway for jot all about it
It was a dismal, rainy morning in
April, the yellow jonquils beaten to
the ground, the very wild violets
shutting their eyes as it in unmiti
gated disgust at the unpromising
state of the weather. Overhead
racks of gray clouds scudded across
the heavens, an 1 the little sheet of
silver lakelet under the hill was
dotted and dimpled all over with the
falling rain, a if pierced with a
thousand tiny jiivelins!
It s no use trying," said Mrs.
Dove plaintively. "The fates them
selves have conspired against me!
The carpets vere up, the pails of
whitewash stood steaming in the
middle of the parlor floor, and Mrs!
Dove nersefi, with her gray curls
tied up in a yellow damask pocket
handerchief, which her great-uncle
had brought from China half a con
tury ago, sat crying on the lower
edge of a step-ladder. For Betsy,
the help, had fallen down the cellar
steps and broke i her leg, and Mrs.
Mulroney, the charwoman, had sent
a message that her son had just
broken out "wid the malsels, sure
speckeied over like a shower of red
pepper an' soira a bit of clanin
could she undertake for her until the
wake s over."
'And these tlree days of all the
others," sighed Mrs. Dove, "when
Eric has exchat ged pulpits with Mr.
v ashburne. And he so dislikes
. "Dear mo, Mrs. Dove, what is the
Mrs. Dove sta 'ted to her feet with
a little scream for there, exactly
as if she had rained down out of the
eray, uncomprc mising zenith, stood
Flora I.ee bersolf, in a trim brown
traveling dress, with a neat little
hand-bag. a gossamer waterproof
cloak and a silK umbrella.
" hy. Flora " cried she. "how
came you here?'
"By the tra n. of course," said
Miss I.ee; "and I walked from the
I wrote to ycu not to come," said
Mrs. Dove, in consternation.
But I never roceived any such
letter," said Mis Lee. "Shall I go
"No, you darling, you shall do
nothing of the sort." said Mrs. Dove,
enthusiastically. It is only because
because we wt e house cleaning."
"I am not afriid of house clean
ing," said Flora. "I see how it is,"
with a comprehe nsive glance around
the scene of cenfusion. "and I am
going to help yoa through with it"
"You?" said Mrs. Dove.
"Yes, I," replied Flora "Why
not? Just lend me one of Betsy's
old dresses. Wl.ere i8 Betsy, by the
"Her father h is just carried her
home in the wagon. She has broken
"And your charwoman?"
"Oh. dear, ols. dear!" said Mrs.
DoVe. "She's fot a visitation of
measles or smal pox or Eome ether
disease in her family. And my
nephew, Eric, is 1 o be pone three days
and I wa9 sure I could finish the
housecleaning while he was absent"
And we will!" 6aid Flora cheerily.
"How can we?"
"Oh, you shall see," nodded Miss
And depressed though she was Mrs.
Dove began to feel the mercury rise
in her mental thermometer at once.
Flora Lee arrayed herself in one of
Bet9y's cast-oft calicoes, tied up her
brown tresses in a sweeping cap and
went vigorously to work with a
scrubbing brush, while Mrs. Dove
bent her attention to the windows,
and Adonijah, with more zeal than
discretion, splashed whitewash over
himself and the floor with laudable
"Wall," said Adonijah, afterward,
"I never did see no cricket wor
spryer than that city young lady.
By gracious, she beats Betsy all hol
ler at it! And she's got such an up
and down pretty way of doin' things,
too! I declare, I couldn't hardly
take my eyes off her ail the time."
Mrs. Dove, however, was unused to
the severe exertions incident to
house-cleaning time, and went to bed
with a sick headache in the middle
of the afternoon.
Never mind, Mrs. Dove," said
Flora, "I'll get tea, and I'll make
some of those cream waffles and a
short cake for Mr. Dove, and you
shall see how nicely I can frv oys
ters." Indeed! I don't know what I
should do without you. Flora!" said
Mrs. Dove, fervently.
But as it happened. Mr. Daniel
Dove was unexpectedly detained on
business at Whiskills, the next town,
and instead of him who should walk
into the little sitting-room, flinging
down his carpet-bag, but Eric Hale
himself, just a9 the rainy dusk closed
in, and the delicious odor of frying
oysters and coffee filled the house.
"Heilo!" said Eric. "So you re
cleaning house eh, Betsy?"
"les. sir," a demure voice re
sponded from the kitchen.
"And where is my aunt?"
"She has retired with a 6ick head
"The natural consequence of clean
ing house, I suppose," said Eric Hale,
with a shrug of the shoulders. "Dear
old Aunt Delia! Why couldn't she
be contented to leave things as they
were? Tell her, Betsy, that Wash
burne has concluded not to exchange
until next week, and that, now I'm
in the midst of the melee, I'll lend a
hand with this business to-morrow."
"Where did you learn to make
such delicious coffee? Bring in a
cup at once. I'm ready to drop with
weariness and it is like a dream of
And Flora nee, with the flapping
edge of her bonnet concealing the
amused dimples around her mouth,
brought in the oysters and coffee,
flanked by a pile of feather-like
"I declare, Betsy," cried the Rev.
Eric, facetiously, "if you were a
trifle younger and prettier I'd marry
you myself, and make sure of waffles
and coffee like this every night "
Would you, sir?" said the soi
And we'll make a compact.
Betsy," merrily went on the young
clergyman, as he helped himself to
butter, "to finish the house-cleaning
ourselves to-morrow, and t-ave Aunt
Delia the work and worry of it"
Yes, sir," said Betsy; -but please,
sir, it's all done, except tacking the
Who did it?"
I. sir, please, and Mrs. Dove and
Adonijah. And please, sir, I'm going
to finish it myself to-morrow; and,
please, 6ir," flinging back her sun
bonnet and disclosing a coronal of
bronze brown braids, a pair of very
rosy cheeks and eyes full of fun,
"I'm not Betsy at all, but Flora Lee,
entirely at your service."
Did rou make the coffee?"
And fry these brown jacketed
oysters and stir up these waffles?"
"Yes. Mr. Hale,"
"And scrub the rooms?"
Yes. sir. and dusted the cornices,
and washed the windows and took
down the picture frames, and put the
lace curtains to soak, besides other
items too numerous to mention,"
mischievously added Flora, rather
enjoying the discomfiture of the
"Miss Leo. I beg your paraon.-'
What for. Mr. Hale?"
For always having regarded you
as the most useless and ornamental
of creatures. I recant,. I own that
you are equal to any emergency."
And when, later in the evening.
Mrs. Dove crept out, with her head
tied up in eau de cologne, she found
her nephew and Flora Lee playing
"It's all right," said Mrs. Dove to
It was all right And Mrs. Eric
Hale won her frank, unconventional
husband, not through the medium of
dress, or jewels, or waltzes or flower
shows, but through the grim reali
ties of cleaning house."
"I wanted a genuine helpmate, and
I have found one," said the Reverend
Eric. N. Y. Journal
A lady had been ill and under med
ical treatment for a long time. As
she grew no better all the while she
became distrustful of her physician's
skill and did not wish to see him.
and yet was not bold enough to tell
him so. She communicated her state
.of mind to her maid.
"Lave 'im to me, mum; lave 'iro to
me," &aid the girL
By and by the doctor came to the
door and Bridget opened it about an
.orry, sir," said she, "Dut you
can't come in the day, doctor!"
Can't come in? How's that?"
, "The mistress do be too ill for to
see ye the day, sir!"
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