Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on February 20, 1888 · Page 1
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Sterling, Illinois
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LESS THAN CHE CENT A CAY NEARLY TWO THOUSAND PAGES Of th« fho.cMl irnrki nf th* h»st Atin»ric*n Million "A S»!f-M*do M»3," ••K-n*r,n'i Vnte." " JV>n«!«B I)o• ne." "Tn» D««*rter." "1'hs WbiftfitiK Bn;.>f," "At Anihnr," "A l*** of J>T«t." "Tlia R«J Mrmnt«in Mlnw," " Apfita $~M and Bri»r T^irn," "TS* Temi- iv>it» nn»t,' ; " Fr?m the Ritiki." ' Cb-^-k »M O<niT«r- CltTk," «to , #t*. T>ie mr-ccTifiHin pr!f-^ rf thin " Kin* of (H« M.-mthlici" l« bnt f" '*> ft j-e*r. Fampl* e^py ** ot «r**Hrl nf 10 cmti tn *t*rnr-«. **!*ri«M LIPPINCOTrg MAGAZINE. PHIT.AT>FT,PniA. VOLUMK 7. 8TEKLINH ILLINOIS. MONDAY. FEBRUARY 20 1888 NUMBER 4 3ICA60, OOINO EAST. ''—Passt-nuer ii:is • '—FrelKht. »:45 p.m flOTN'fl Wi^T. TilK^cniT'T i'rn P TM. 12-Fr.:lElU 3:iSp.m \KRIVR FHOM KAHT. 'AlItilVR FROM W7W1 79—1'a.iicnRcr...9-iu p m ';»—I'lwrnpT i<>:ma.rt -7?—FreUhl 0:40 a m.;«l—Freight 1:30 p.m. Passenger No. M connects with insln^ a">! west on Clinton Branch; with n. II. I' & P. K. H at Itock Islnnd oa*t ami wmt;. with (iHleHburc passenp-r at Kio; with nmln Hue fur points we-l Council niulTs, Oircitm nnrt licyoivl, anil nt Bosh- nell for Kansiis CMty mid points beyond. 0, & N. W..TIMk TABU OOIJtO KABT. AtlanticKr 2:37 a. m. Limited Pass_4:'.!3 n. m. Clinton Pans....6:27 a. m. DtmvorPass...10:28 a. m. Manballtown Pusengur ...1:40 p. m OOTNO WK3T Pacific P,x 2:25 a. tn. Marslmlltown osswnK«r...l :13p rn. Denver Pass...4:04 p. m. Clinton Pn.Hfl.,R:l7 p.m. Ltnfltod Ptt»3lO:58p. in. KRBiatrrTRAINS THAT OARRV PASSKNOBIW OOI7TO KA*T. OOTNfl WERT. No. M ™ .8.17 p. m. No. 85 _ 7:37 a. III No. lfl..._—......8:40 a. in. No. 17.... 10:21 a. m IMPROVED FARMS —IN-—' Lee County, Ills., * IOWA & KAftSAS FOR SALE On TRADK. TOWN PROPERTY rf.Por sale, or trade for*tock. r TWO «001> 1101,'HK* In Rock Falls, for sale. Gall and see what the bargains are. EDWARJ C. UNDEftWJOD. Re^rardrd ere thnsn who tend this Iano thenact; they will find honorabln employment that will not take them from their homes ami families. The profits BI lurge and sure for every Indu.Htrlous person, many have made and are now iimklnp; several hundred doliun a month. It Is eiwy lornnyoni' to make $6 and upwards per day, who to willing to work. Either sex, young or old; capital not needed; w« start yon. Everything new. No special ability required; you, reader, can do it as well an any one. Write to UH at once for lull particulars, which we mall free. Address Htln-on Co., Portland, Malnn. dwtf Notice to LanA Seekers- ! ' A few choice tracts ot laud now In the . o( F. B. Hubbard, located Iu Iowa and Southern Minnesota, with TITLES WARRANTED IWEGT. ..While many of tho lands now owned by spec i Inters are under a cloud of title. These laul- are sold with PERFECT AB8TBACTS. IHRICES FROM SIX TO TEN DOLLAH? PER ACHE, I nave also a FARM WEST of EMPIRE For sale cheap, on which a good property Iu Sterling or Bock Falls will be taken as part pny meut. Now la the time to get Rood bargains. MAPS AND I>K»C!lll>TIO.\» Oah be hod at my oftlce, and cheap tickets tn show western lands. l>el»yu are UanKerous on Tlieno Bur F. B.'HUBBAJRD- Land office opposite Mannerchor Hall, Mterllne. Ill* FLOATING SOAP THE CHIEF ^or tho Bath, Toilet and Laundry. Snow White and Absolutely Pure If yonr dealer Uoea not koop Whlto Cload Soap send 10 cent* for win pie ct**e^to the nipkortt JRS. S. KiRK S CO, CHICAGO. » WRIGHT & WILLIAMS, PLDMRS, GAS & STEAM FITTERS Jobbing and Repairing Promptly Attended to. Dealers In Lead and Wrought Iron Pipe, Wood and Iron Pumps, of all kind. Hose, Tacking. Hteam and Water Ouages, vulves. Fitting*. Bower Tlpa, JSc. Estimates made on Plumbliig.uteam&Gas Jobs. Mr. B. F. WILLIAMS. Formerly with Wm. McCuno & Co.. attends to wood aim Iron puuip setting and repairing. Mr. E. M. WRIGHT, Formerly with the Sterling Wator Co.] ylves liln personal attention to all plumbing, steam and gas contracts. OUK LAHP'PALACK Is complete with the latest designs In Hanging. HUind and Bracket Lamps, Burners, Chimneys, So. Prices to suit tho times. Call and see cur Little Giant Lump uml Kuraka Bafetv Valve. All work warranted. Your orders solicited. Telephone XI. Walt liouae Block. JL^UVK. IV of the TEKEE All goods promptly delivered to any imn oving housohok Ii ll.W city. DpeclaUy of removi goods and plaaoa. (mli housoh r>AH!r< <m •dr.'liti'ig ipactf when in CH-o^o, will tine it on < ^. «"«„,,, *,...cvo; LORD &THQIrU H AVE YOUR BOOKS BOUND AT TBD QA.ZSTT3\ BINDER Y. —Justice AlfX'i'ider nasHssed a MHH nealnM;. Edward StCvcns .Saturday afternoon for being drunk and disorderly. Un'iHe to pny his lint 1 lit; v:.ij pl:icuil in the r.alabuo.sp. —Rev,. Dr. H-ibin.iim preached at CJIDO yestc;day. The people there are making .efforts to ^ have preaching every Snndny. \ —Those who thought" of biking down stoves today have changed thf-ir minds. Aa It has been BO. frequently said, Don't look for Spring until March has gone by. —Miss McDowell delivered an address In the Co.utrregatlonnl church" last evening to a--very -largo audience in the interests of the Young Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Her remarks were listened to with marked attention and produced very favorable impressioo. S«veral signatures were secured for the association. —Last fall the Anglo-Swiss Coii- denseJ Milk Company, left lour thousand dollars with Mr Henj. F. - Shaw, editor of the Telegraph of Dixon; that money Mr. Hhaw paid over, agreeably to instruction from the said company, Friday last to the heirs of the Dement estate for twenty-seven, acres of laud known as the "bluff property." The milkcomp-iny will erect a factory npon the ground this season. —A.t lilnsdale Saturday morning about 11 o'clock, the Savanna freight ran into six freight cars which were ou the track, and wtiich were about to be drawn out of the way by the freight which arrives here at 1:80 p. rn. Seven or tight card were prqtty badly injured and others leas so. The .Savanna freight engine was also injured. Mo one was hurt; but it is said that abnut fifteen minutes after 'the collision a tramp crawled from out the debri?, seeemingly none the worse for liis experience. ' • —The Uoulevard is not; th'it is to say, the drive-way with the snow o.-i it no longer exists, and the ground, bt- cauae patches of snow persist in staying on it here and there, being no unsatisfactory for wheels that buggies dare not run out on it, the fact remains that for several days past the activity, zeal, energy, fun, etc., that marked this thoroughfare for three or four weeks have pasaed away. So it is demonstrated that some places like some individuals have but transitory fame. Still, fame sometimes comes back after it has gone, and other winters are ahead of us; so it is that the boulevard may resume its proud fame aa a lesort for those who delight in horses with ambition to pass ail otherd on the road., . —A regular growler called ou us tins morning and he wailed so lugiibiously that he-sent cold chills up our back, declaring that winter wheat, rye and clover would get the "spots knocked out of then." by this freezing and thawing weather. How funny it,is that men should borrow trouble six moritlH ahead, when they can llnd ii laying around loose in the present,—all they want of it ? Our ex perience as an editor has caused us to divide growlers into certain classes. (1) The kind named above, who always predict poor crops. (2) Weather growlers, who know it is hotter, colder, dryer, or wetter than ever Jbefoie. (3) Growlers who predict defeat of every public en* terprlse. (4) Growlers who are certain that "it'b goln' to be awful sickly." Growling la a disease that grows with yielding to It. —We invite a comparison of the EVENING GAZETTE- with any pater published in any city ef the west of 20,000 population and under/ We nsk any one who sees other daily .newspapers if it be not true that we give our readers more home reading than any other daily they come across, published in any city under 20,000. Use the pa per and thus ibow your appreciation for it. If you have a house-to rent or real estate to sell, or desire to hire help, or have any kind o.f property to dispose of, it stands, to reason that widely taken as is the GAZETTE, you will profit by iiif sorting an' advertiseme'ut in its columns. The cost is but alight,—scarcely appreciable, Our ' People's column" rates are but ten cents for three lines one Insertion; local reading notices but tivecents a line, each insertion.' if merchants did not find it paid them to advertise they would not do it.. If it pays them it will pay any other class of advertisers, —Mr. M. R, Kelly, who has been identified" with the public schools of our county for forty years, and who s been superintendent of schools and principal of the Morrison school, and who just now is engaged by Supt. Hendricks to assist him la making examinations iu country schools, IB a hero. lie fell down some six feet in an elevator at Frophetstown and sustained such injuries that one of his legs isewolUn to doub'e its size, and suffering constant pain, does not permit' his affliction to interfere with the discharge of his duties, but by aid of cratches gets around to his various ap- polutmenta. He is upwards of sixty years of age and for three weeks baa been steadily on the go since the accident. Ninety men in an hundred, evsn though they were halt his age would be in bed from inch an accident and wouidnt think of atteiaptiag to u*e tiwir leys for yet * month to come. —A friend invites our attention to the fact ttiat In some parts of southern Illinois quail were nearly exterminated d'.uii g the present winter. In on; opinion it IB not cold alone, but lack of wood, and possibly, watfr which is so disaiitrouB to this valuable bird, which so thrives in warmer latitudes. A trille of generosity towardsthcnvfetd- ing them occasionally in veiy cold wpathi-r would show different result?. Lower animals like man, can only endure the rigors of cold by keeping up plenty of caloric on the inside. —I'at Fane, 2-3 years old nnd a resident of Dixon, fireman on No. 0, niglit .passenger which passed through lust night at 2 - 35 on Its way to Chicago, was instantly killed at !>:30 this morning at Elburn, formerly Blackberry. It was foggy; a freight train bad orders "to wait at Elburn for the passenger; the passenger got orders but the orders were sent to Elburn instead of a station this side of there. The freight was side tracking when the passenger ran into it, killing Fane. These are all tlio facts we could get bold of. Fane is well known to all the railroad men here and was unmarried. —Our local weather prophet is a tallish man in the forties,of thong 1 -'- 1 ful mien, running to gray in hair, to crow's feet about the eyes. In Saturday's issue we said if he failed of his prediction on the weather this time we'd give him another freeze out. This morning he called on us, and, after asking, a few questions concerning proposed public blessings hoped for, turned suddenly upon us, and said: "I'd like an explanation. Did you menu what yon said about denying me the privilege from time to time of enlightening ourpeople concerning the weather?" We told him wo rather thought we did, whereupon he said: "I havu compared my predictions with those of Tlce and the whole lot of prognosticators, and, Sir, I am up to any of them." That's a fact." We suggested that might be true, but that even that record wouldn't be very satisfactory. He shook hia head, sadly. "Mr. Editor, you have much to learn about some thing i. Why, don't you know for many yeajrs, the people went to the old almanacs for their future weather reports,—predictions made a year ahead, and a friend of-mine who was a friend to an almanac maker told me the wny he got up his predictions was to let a little boy not ten years old make them for him, because he found out the less a man knew about the weather, the closer he could hit it." Seeing ua smile nt this, he added: "Wait until I get through. That's how jt used to be. Tne weather service gave a new impulse to weather prognostication. 0 , and what was once guess work, is now getting to be definite knowledge." We Bald that the signal service only tried from thirty-six to forty-eight bout a ahead. "True," continued our prophet; "bnt that's because they don't pay their helpers enough. Most of them are but sergeants in the regular army and the pay don't call out talent." iiut they have talent at Washington. These sergeants are but collectors of the air conditions. "We'll not discuss that," he hurried on;" "what I know in what I know, and I tell by scientific methods." Wo finally proposed that, lie reveal the methods to us, but this be objected to, strenuously. If be gave away his plans to otheis then his labors counted for nothing. Would he consent to let hia -name be used, we asked? No, ha wasn't far enough along foi that, j He now had 25 per-cent of hi^ predictions true; when he got to 7">, he'd win immortal fame; then he should insist upon the whole worl-1 knowirig who he was. w hen we refused to consent to publish without bix name, when but 'one in five of his predictions fell.true, he got really angry Give a man a hobby and he is unreas enable. f :-X)ur friend of the weather pre diction weakness .went away resolved I hit we were inclined to-be his enemy. Yet suppose we were solemnly each day to publish predictions of the weather forty-eight hours ahead, three in four of the.m to be wrong, how long would it be before our -readers woulil be ready to hiss us. But he was correct when he said that he is as correct as are other weather prophets. We d» not say that no man knows the future of the weather; but we do say no man has been able to show or prove that h<- knows anything about what the future of the weather shall, be. That is, except as shown by the weather bureau whose ambition does not reach beyond two days. —Speaking of Judge Grlnuell In connection with the Democratic uomina- n for Governor a day or two ago, we might have added that he received the support of Republicans at his election. Were he to run for Governor, of course he would not get their votes, as rnei. then stand by their party. The Socialists and some working men's organ! zations outside of that order would scratch him; hence it is not his desire to be a camdidate, nor do his party leaden wish him to be. When a party chooses a man for Governor, thr thought is, "Is he available?" That idea b paramount. Judge Griuoel! wait available as a candidate for judge, beoau«« his party and the Republican party could and dM unit* upon him, heaae ta« suraUjhing did not count. LOVE AND DEATH. t cnnnot ffx-nk the wnrd to her dl.Mburdcned ear, Nor stir her mnrbln brcnst, nor chnllenga cms lort tpar; Tho soilntl would fall unheard, for my love would not h-yxr. f cannot speak the word, nor woiiM aho under- Btnml Tho p/ill thnt overhangs and darkoun all the tand, That me when I grasp her dcnr, nnfepllng hand. If Bbe could know the blight that di-wlate« my heart, Could she—aye, could nlie, then, ons burning glance impart? It cannot be—nay, nay, death In a loveless art. LOTO bums the plowing chock, love Hpooks In flashing word; Love thrills and thrills again as song note thrilb the bird; • tx>ve inonns, though It shall know It never will be heard. j ' Bo calm and pole she la, like moonlight overhead, Bo silent while I weep for one whom heaven had wed; My beart-my heart will break for my Love lylnjt (lend! : —Stephen Ilenry Thayer In Home Journal. THE PANCAKE MAKER.- Mary was a pancake mak^r In a restaurant. It was her duty to stand in a show window on., Broadway and pour batter npon the grlddlo. Thousands of persons Stopped before the window every dny, nnd watched Mury as she deftly grensed the <rrlddle or with a turn of her hand flopped -he pancakes over to be browned on the ;ther side. Mary had been selected for the job because she was pretty. Her selection proved to be a profitable investment for her employer. Those persons who were insensible to the charms of pan cakes were not insensible to the attractions of beamy, and so many came In to eat the. cakes and tof^ishtlmt Mary was a waitress iis well ns a cook. Ono day, when the bubbles were rising from the freshly poured batter, and Mary stood waiting with her apntuln In her hnnd, a young man stopped before the window. His dark eyes took in the smoking griddle, the rounded arm above It, and the white brow which was wrinkled In the effort to determine when the cakes were properly done brown. She looked up and their eyes met. Then he passed on. What dark eyes he.had! thought- Mary. What n nice Inciting girl that was! thought he. And nil dny long Mary looked up from the puncnkcs, Imlf expecting to see those eyes looking into hers. Kven the bubbles In the pancakes eeemed to take on the expression of his eyes and to look at her from tlio griddle with a stare of admiration. As for the young man—who was n clerk in, a 'dry goods store^-a rounded arm seemed' to beckon him to come Iti and cut pancakes and become saturated with maple sugar. Every mornfug ho stopped at the window of Iho restaurant and was greeted with a Klanco from a pair of bright eyes and an evidently studied desire to be graceful in turning the cakes. After a week had passed he left his boarding house earlier than usual one morning and stopped at the restaurant to get his breakfast. Mury taw him come In. She did not turn her head nor glvo any sign of recognition, but she listened with bent head and attentive ear for his order. It came like this: "Somu pancakes, pleasel" How carefully sho poured out that batch upon the. griddle! With what an anxious eye sho watched the edges harden nnd the center of the cakes becomo perforated with holes like those In n spongn! And when the cakes wero done to n most delightful brown on one side, she held each one up_ on her spatula ana greased the griddle anew before putting the cukes on again, so that they should not stick to the griddle. In her eagerness to bake the cakes to s tnrn she burned onb of them, and so-ln disgust she threw the whole batch away and began once again. Meanwhile the stole u furtive glance at the young man, who was drumming on hie plaro with his knifo and watching admiringly the curve of Mary's graceful neck and the dainty coil of hair on the bock of her head, and which Jack wished was against his shoul der. At last the pancakes were done to the fair cook's liking and were placed before Jack. He said to himself, as he cut a section: of the full niooiv of buckwheat: "Well, I never ate pancakes like those before. They're so light and flaky, and the sirup Is real true maple sugar, and not made of watered molasses." ; Jack didn't add that the cook was charming, but ho thought it all the name. The next batch of cokes which Mary cooked was not as well done ns the one Jack was eating. It was perfectly natural that they uhonld not be, for was not Mary anxious to see how he enjoyed them, and did not she make an excuse to leave her post and go to the other end of the restaurant to get a new piece of pork to grease the griddle, so that she might steal a glance at him as she went byf And when Jack hud eaten his cakes and had lingered twice as long as usual over his coffee, so that he could feast his eyes as well as his palate, he arose to go and their eyes met for just one fleeting glance. Jack flushed and said to hfinsclf that it was caused by the coffee. Mary's face was tinged with crimson, but of course it was due to the heat of the griddle. And so the days came and went. Each was nttracted to the other by the loadstone of love. Each one fearful to make overtures to the other for fear that the Illusion would be dispelled. But the mysterious nichenilst was busy mixing the sweet potion which each of these young hearts drank; The potion In Mary's heart conjured up visions of what a glorious man Jack must be ns she lay awake nt night In the dark with her eyes widu open. Then she closed her eyeg tight, and 1 thought of him as a mailed knight dunking into the restaurant to refresh himself with a plate of pancakes and a cup of coffee ero he started out In search of his heart's desire. "But I'm afraid, ho don't care for mo," thought Mary, opening her eyes again in fear. "I saw him smile at Miss Bellows today." And bo between her hopes and her fenrs Mary fell asleep aud dreamed of pancakes and her favorite customer, aud only awoke when the sun was shining in the wiudow, and sho hurried down to the restaurant so that she might see her knight as soon as possible and catch a glance from his dark eyes. In the meantime Jack had not been idle. He had cultivated the acquaintance of the proprietor of the restaurant. By careful questioning he had learned that Mary wns one of the many girls who had be«n rescued by the Five Points mission when she wna a moro child. Mary's mother hail died In a tenement iu UaxUr street from eimbumptlon, brought on by the neukft nnd unkltidue.-« of her husband. Sine* her denth the )m*bund had gone ou from biid to worse, only saved from killing himself by hi* excesses by being »cnt to Bluckwell'a bland at various Intervals for « least eight u>o«th* In each ysar. During OOA of hl» (pws t* &*4 fitgned n paper whirl) committed hit Httls daughter to the care of the ml.-sinn. And BO Mary Im'l grown up to be nn exemplary young woman nml the pride of her benefactors. Jnok's curiosity wna nvrnkened to find out whnt kind of a man Mary's father was, and »o he started out one night to search for him. He spent three nights after working hnnrs In the search, and found him nt Inst in a mlscrnlily pqunlid room on tlie top flimr of a tenement house in Pearl street. He WILS far gone on the rond to the grave. The nelirhtmrs did what they could for him, which wns not much, for they were very poor. So Jnck Bnt up with him Into Into the night. A feeble kerowne lump burned on the nmn- tcl and the corners of the room were filled with shadow.*. Mr. ringers fell Into nn linensy slumber toward midnight nnd muttered In his drenms nbout the good things ho tint! t0"pfttrwhcii'lilij"wlfe' was allvo. In his incoherent remarks he mentioned roast beef and gravy. Then be awoke. "I was dr.'nmin' iv th' foino feedln 1 I had afore Mnlllo died. Aye, b'y, hut she could cook th' grub. An' th' pnncakea she could bake was llko honey In yer mouth. I wisht I hud some of them cakes now,-soldo. I think they'd be puttin' life intll me." Next morning when Jack went to get his brenkfnst, ns usunl, ho asked the pro- proprietor to permit him to have nn interview with Mnry. She came, fluttering and paling, into the back part of the restaurant. "Miss Rogers," said Jack, all of a tremble, because his love wus so near, "I saw yonr father last night." "My father," gasped Mary in alarm. "Where wns he?" "In a bad: room on the fop floor of a tenement in Pearl street." '•Was he well?" whispered Mary, not daring to look Jack in the face, bnt dropping her eyes upon her snowy upron nnd absent mimledly smoothing outa wrinkle. •'No, ho was 111. Ho spoke 1 abont the pancakes your mother used to make, and said that if he could have some equally HH good, ho thought he might feel better, and perhaps recover his health. If you are willing to mnko them for him I will see that h« goU them." "How good of you," replied Mary, looking nt him with a glance of admiration. "Hut how can we keep them warm?" "I hndn't thought of that, bnt, come to think. 1 cau borrow a little nil stove, you furnish tliu better and tlio frying pan, nnd to-ulght we will go down and take him Romn. But perhapH yon arp afraid to go with me, ns I mil u stranger to you?" Mary looked shyly at him and hesitated •for a moment. Then sho said; "But, I imvo seen you In the Restaurant, haven't 1? And I think you can be trusted. You don't look llko a very bad man. You bring the oil stove around tonight at 0 o'clock when the restaurant closes, and I will have the batter and the griddle ready. All day long Mary sang at her vrork and smiled to herself in anticipation of the meeting. Sometimes, however, she became prnvc when ehe thought of her father. But her recollection of him waa very Indistinct, and associated only with oaths aud blows. At 6 o'clock the restaurant wns closed nnd Mary stepped out upon tho walk with a tin pail in her containing batter, a small griddle wrapped In paper under her arm, nnd a nice piece of salt pork to grense the griddle In her pocket. Jack wns already there with a small oil stove. He ivas walking np nnd down tbo sidewalk impatiently. They went across to Center street imd from thenco to Pearl. They said very little, and were content to know thnt each wns near to tho other. On reaching tho tenement they felt rather" than saw their way up the dark stairway. Mary woa frightened at the dismal look of her father's room, but Jnck entered tier. Mr. Rogers was awakened by tha opening of tho door. Jack turned his back on tbo meeting between Mnry and her tnthcr, but ho hoard feeble nnd broken acknowledgements of past weakness and promises for tho future. When he turned and came to the bedside he saw two wet faces, one softened nnd repentant, the other hopeful and stfinlng. Do you think you could eat some pancakes, father!"' eaid Mary. • "Oh, dear, 1 could aV I had some iv yer mother's makin", Mary. I'm feelin' bet-, ter already since ye kem," nnd he raised himself on his pillow to show his strength. "But, father, I can make you some, and I'll warrant mother never made better." said Mary, looking archly nt Jack. And BO the pancakes were made. Jack lit the wick in the stove and greased the griddle, while Mary poured out the batter, and the savory Bmoke arose like incense In tho dismal room and made Mr. Rogera sniff cheerily. He sat up in bed, bolstered by pillows, and nte two of the cakes. All tho time his eyes followed the trim form of his daughter us she tidied np the room. The lovers remained with him until late into thj night. Then Jack took Mary to her boarding house, and the wicked young man actually kissed her at tho door. She ran up stairs nnd looked iu the glass to see If'his llpa had left a mark on her cheek. The next morning she ran down- to sco her father and make him comfortable for tho day Under the watchful care of Jack and Mnry tho old man slowly became stronger, and in a few weeks was abont again. Hq did not return to his old habits, and forsook the tenement for two rooms In ft more pretentious locality, where Mary went with him to keep house. The other day there was a quiet wedding, at which Mary and Jack were the principals and a few choice friends the spectators. The chief dish at the wedding feast was a big plate of pancakes bakol by the bride. Now the many persons who pasa the restaurant daily look in the window, but they look Iu vain for the fair cook. She Is baking pancakes for only two of the hungry persons in this big town.—New York Kveniug Sun. Concerning Temperature. There is a popular notion, chiefly among unobservant people, thnt our winters are becoming colder and our summers hotter. Aa a matter of fact, the average winter, temperature has not gone below its mean — saySOdegs. — but 'eight times in forty- four yews. The «nmo general statement may be made in regard to summer temperature during . the same time, the average menu of each year varying through a very narrow rungu during the long period above mentioned. It is the habit of mankind to regard everything as phenomenal that appeals BtruUj.;ly to the iHmses. "The coldest weather within tho memory of tlio oldest inhabitant" la a saying older thun the oldest inhabitant. If It wero a truthful Myinit, the gradual cooling of the tt-rrestiul gloiw, which mmiu ularniials belk<vu will freeze out humanity, In the course of ngvH, Is going ou st » great rste. — Newark Advertiser. TALK ABOUT CROOKS. THEY ENTER PRISON TIME ON PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT. The rrofxMlcmal Criminal'! Phtlmopby. A TMrfn Ifcal Kmtlmrntn—No Honor AmonK the Craft, Except Through Me. emuilt}—Dylns In Poverty—Noo»enH>. "Thieves—I mean professional thieves, criminals of the higher Rrade"—wild Mnj. Ijiwrenco llnrrigan, apiirnlser of the port, "pursue tliclr crooked career with the same fee-lines that honest men follow their dully vocations. Tho business man eipecta a certain percentage of losses during the year, jnst as he has reason to b*- llevejthat ho will rreet with unexpected gains. These losses or gains are entered up In the profit and losa account. The professional thief or criminal philosophically argues to himself: 'What 1 gain I gain easily, and I must be prepared to serve a portion of my years In prison. If It Is little, so much the better for me; If It Is much, so much the worse forTne.' " "Yes, sir," he resumed, "the thief looks upon his terms In jail or the penitentiary as so much lost In the game. He Is a thief, and next to devising ways and means to acquire without labor the property that belongs to others, his mind la bent on'devlslng ways and means to keep out of prison. He Is like a man playing at cards—ho wins or loses. I recall an instance that illustrates what I say: One morning, at about S.o'clock, after waiting out all night, I arrested a notorious hotel sneak. As soon as I put my hands on him he knew what he was. wanted for. There was a dead case against him, and when I touched him on the shoulder and said that the captain wanted to see him, 1 have no doubt that he made up his mind to plead guilty and get off as cheaply as possible. It was In winter, and aa we walked together down Morgan street 'on the .way to the police station, we passed an old cobbler's shop. Early as it was, and a bitter cold morning it was, too, I well remember; the old fellow was up, pegging away at his work by candle light. The thief glanced In nt the Industrious shoemaker, and then said to me: " 'I have spent seven of the past twelve years In prison, and yet I have done better than that old fellow. He works from early morning' until late at night to get his bread and meat, and then he does not live ns well as I do In prison, and when I am on the outside I live on the fut of the land,. with plenty of good clothes, gay companions and everything that money can buy. I wouldn't trade places with him him right now, and I know that I am booked for a trip up the road. 1 "The fact is that all thieves are men of appetite. They do not steal for the sake of stealing. They want money with which to gratify their passions? If the passion is not for women—and It most always la —It Is for cards or drink. The thief, when in funds, lavishes it on his woman or leaves It at the card table. Some of the shrewdest and most adroit thieves are the veriest children in the hands of a faro dealer. Bay a thief who has often talked nbout 'squaring it,' aa they coll reform- Ing, docs get several thousand dollars, what good does it do hlmf Women wine and. cards get it in short order, and he must go to stealing again. These things he must have. He won't work for his money, so he continues to (teal. There have undoubtedly been coses of reform, and many a small town has its .hotel or saloon keeper held in esteem as an honest man by all who know him, and yet that man has a history which he would like to forget. A police officer Is not much of a believer in reformations." "These people are ver^ honorable in their dealings with each other, are they not?" "You mean 'honor among thlevesT There is no such thing. Thieves make a virtue of necessity. They ore known to each other all over the land. Any thief knows that if he should 'squeal,' or betray a brother thief, he would at once b« a marked man, and that the entire fraternity wou:i make it their business to see him 'settled,' or, in other words, convicted for some one of his own crimes, and that right •peedHy. A great deal of sentimental admiration la wasted over these men who honorably refuse to betray their companions. Thieves are like any other class of men. They have their friendships. A man would go to extremes to help his 'pal' out of trouble, while as for another thief in whom he had no personal interest he would say, 'He got into that trouble himself, let him get out himself.' "You may put it down as a rule that no matter how successful they are, they either die In the penitentiary or the poor house. All this stuff about thieves leading a double life, one of crime and the other In good society; of their wives rap- posing that they are engaged in reputable business, is good material for novels and plays like "Jim, the Penman," bnt there are no such cases. The professional thief does not aspire to any such life. His origin is always low. He commenced stealing when a boy, and his education was perfected in the House of Refuge, Jail, work house and penitentiary. , Up to the time that he is sent to the penitentiary he is apt to be desperate and reckless and undertakes jobs that an older hand would hesitate about engaging In. When he comes out he is more cautions. He cornea from the'slums, and la brave and shrewd, just as the women of his own class are often of surpassing beauty and seeming refinement; beautiful green and golden flies born iu the muck heap. Men of position very rarely sink to a life of professional crime. If they do they become forgers and swindlers, but in nine cases out of ten even this class of criminals have worked their way up to their exalted position in the fraternity, "New York is, of course, the headquarters of all thieves of the upper class. There ore a dozen quiet little places where the beer is good, .where they congregate and plan their little excursions into the country. Ono can almost imagine a gang of burglars sitting down And mapping out a route just like the manager of a show that is to make one and two night stands, A great deal of nonsense has been written about thieves having grips and passwords and a language of their own. They Just natnrally drift together, and instinctively know each other. Their Masonry Is in- Voluntary. They talk 'shop' when together, just an a lot of printers or telegraph operators or shoemakers do. They exchange information as to 'fence*)' and 'hang outs,' ami then when lauding in * strange city they know wherw to go to meet their own kind."—Globe-Domocrat. - Has BB a <s PLJNT COA Just tlw thing t-o fatm in Thf«!k!ndof weather. TSHF IT- It Is a mistake to let refuse and decayed vegetable* sccumnJate In the cellar ' with the intention of removing tham is • the ttprtng. Ka?.f them cleared oat much tu D* kites' man kla ' fix*. It in ilio fashion now io for c*bl»et ladies to ke*p th*Jr . MCnthuta* lite their OH! MY HEAD. Tho pain from N^umlgis and Its companion di'Wise £UieumAtt*zn in cxcrnciatiriip. T hoitR&iub who en«?d be finicktr car?d-«r« awdifwilv offering;, Xth-io-tiho-ros wiil Jo fnr others what it did for the following parties: rt. Tnd, Oct.. JL Itm, the psst Tony ywws. witt t?yl*yr *t«mct S- thfng. but in nun, I SimUj }ww,rd oi JMhlo- phort*. After Ulrfrte cms tx&il* * foetid tt to b« h«?ptnjr n», *n« Kftw tftfcJn* four hot- ti«« of AthlnphnrnR »nd one of Ffu», I lor.«d tfa«* I rnnswtin'J.T well, i tJihifc t2» me<ii. cUw ta {KHtithYdf • out* cur« CRAtrjfCET B. Itepntmt Mi, Ovnml. Hi.. D*« a$,ls»7. I (WT« oaed Athlophnroe in my f*aril? iwxl find it to be tha vroatmt mtxttrino tea mm- nUgift tn exisT*»Ttp« &ad ti*?irut had its f*rj(rs f A««nfl-d npon nn» for the part Si j-«ini I fc-nos? whereof Jn>«*J[. Mn». JITLJU CHrLtox. '49* Send 6 cents for Iho hramiftil eotorvd pliv _ ---------- t, (Wi "Moari*h MnlrtcnT* " THZATttLOPHOROS CO. 112 Waff St. H. T. for »• Orlrlnal 99 Bb«, frarfl of Imluttttms. R«i*O«niilBa«nlMi bfHTlnttkluStamiB FLEAMS' S3 SHOE. iBai < 3Burro>T Thlx nhoe' •tanrta Iitphf7 In thn cs'.lmrx Wenrtn thAn nny otlir-r In'iho v/nrM. Xh- J. R. BELL & SON wni MU them to you « you wlU «Sr» ttwm . oluuio*, M weU ui PIKE CLOTHING. A. new and desirable stock of which m*y tan o» band. Dent tlilnk of going anrwbon *IM, »a no one etoo In the olSy ke«p« The James Means Shoa Orisflneand ELEOA *T c "^CHICAGO*"" ORTH- ESTERN RAILWAY. Penetrato* the Centre* or JTopml** tlnm la ILLINOIS, IOWA, WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, DAKOTA, NEBRASKA AND WYOMING. Ita TRAIN 8KBVIOB U e*ret«My arranred to mrot requirements of local-trarel, aa we.'! aa to furnish the moat attractlra Bootes or through travel between important TRADE CENTRES-, j.n» EOUIPHEStr of Day n lor dan, Dining and Palace Sleeping Can ti without riTftL ITS ROAD-BED U 1>erite«UMI • stone-ballasted it*eL The Xorth- Weatern U the tmvorlt* route for the Commercial Travel, the Tourist and tn« seekers alter new home* la tha Qo)<lm Nottbwegt, Detailed Information cheartully furnished bj A. FOWLER, Ageat, MTKBLJHtt. J. H. WKITHAH, JB. C. WIOKEJB. Vloe-Prea. ft Gen. Mangr, Traffic Manager. I F. HUM. tti'l htttifit Apil HO HOUSEHOLD SHOULD BE WITHOUT The majority of the ills of the human body arUB (row a dUtuuml XJver. SUu- munn Liver Regulator hag been tbemeuui of restoring more ncopl» to UfeSUtU utdt bapplucu* liy. giving them a be*!t!iy LSvprHmn auy oihtr ageucy c*n earth. •F..* i-ll AT VO?J r.KT THE 13EWWIM1S. l,4DtESS Do "K oar O*a Dyeing. M HO«B, wMSt

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