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Marble Rock Weekly, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1900, Marble Rock, IowaTown of my wend have you heard of the town it Noswood. On the of the River slow where blooms the cower fair where the sometime Broiher scents the and the soft Gorasi Esgrow it lies in the Valley of in the province letter slide. That tired feels it native there it s the Home of the reckless where the give Tupa abide. It stands at the Bottom of Lazy Hill and is easy to reach 1 declare. You be Only to fold up your end Glide sics tic Sisr slide to be landed quickly there. The town is As old As the human race. And it grows with the flight of years. It is wrapped in the fog of idlers dreams. Its streets Are pared with discarded schemes and sprinkled with useless tears. The Colleg bred fool and the Rich Matt heir Are plentiful there no doubt the rest of its crowd Are a. Motley Crew. With every except one in the Foo killer is barred out. The town of Korgood is All hedged about by the mountains of despair. No Sentinel stands on its gloomy Walls no trumpet to Battle and Triumph Calls for cowards alone Are there. My Friend from the dead alive town Cood if you would keep faraway just follow your duty through Good Ani take this for your motto i can i and up to it live each Day. New Haven Register. A detective 4r who Rwjr detected by Philip g. Hubert or. Copyright. 1898 Brj. P. Lippincott co. It sometimes seems to me As if mature had a keen sense of humor and loved now and again to play Little jokes upon her victims. We Are Apt to think of nature As Stem Majestic unrelenting pitiless. But is she really to animals Hare no sense of humor so it is said although i have seen a dog play tricks upon a cat that set a whole room Ful of people in a Roar of laughter. These however were clowns farces while nature plays serious jokes. For instance is it not an exquisite joke to implant in the bosom or the brain of a Man born to play the melancholy Dane the notion that he is really fitted to do the comic policeman and convulse the audience by sitting Down in his wife s pumpkin pies that used to be the height of the comic Man s comic achievements when i was a boy. I Hare seen even Ilo it at the Boston museum i Don t w ant to say How Many years ago. Nature gives a Man the to 1 de taker and at the same time a drop of Poison which impels him to play the Clown. This is her Little joke. It is a. Despicable Rariek both upon Ine Man and upon the Community called upon to witness his misfortunes. I speak somewhat feelingly because i no Only too sure that nature played a Little joke upon me when she filled me with the idea that i was born to be a detective whereas As a matter of that is my Story. I was still a very Young Man As Are most men when the detective fever seizes them at the time. I entered the employ of the morning Gazette As re Porter. I had no advertised and acknowledged specially. I Felt myself a journalist and everything pertaining to journalism was my Field. Nevertheless if there was one thing i hoped and perhaps prayed for it was that some tremendous crime might come to Light through my exertions. When the police of new York or perhaps of the coun try or even of the continent or of two or three continents acknowledged themselves beaten and baffled i should proceed to delve and think until the criminal was landed in jail solely through my delving and thinking. Such things had happened. There was a reporter named Bangs on a. Philadelphia paper who had achieved Fame and Fortune by tracking a supposed murderer for three months night and Day that he nearly succeeded in getting the wrong Man hanged was and not his fault. His newspaper acknowledged his Enterprise and rewarded it. He got it into his head that a certain Man who happened to be perfectly innocent was a criminal and having formulated a Brilliant theory be worked it out so Well he piled his damning evidence so High and found so Many facts to fit his theory and if they Flinn t fit made them fit that As i say he came near hanging his victim and thereby won the admiration of the whole newspaper profession of his town. This splendid achievement led of course to emulation. For a Long time All the Philadelphia reporters went about with the idea that every stranger they met was a deep dyed Vil lain and worked upon the theory that ail a non were guilty until they had been proved innocent. Another noted Case occurs to me that of a time from bos stood one Day at the ticket window of a railway station buying a. Ticket for the suburb or Here he lived when another Penon asked for a ticket for Quebec in so Peculiar a voice that the reporter s detective instinct began to work. The Man s band Shook so As it held it out to receive the ticket that the big Diamond on his Little Finger gleamed All the More. Between his feet he hugged a fat Valise. Everything pointed to the Deal cation of at least a Man ticket for can Ada big Diamond fat Valise. The train was to Start in six minutes. The re Porter wrote a hurried note to hit chief Tel list to fact u big Bank u ii fat tic Man and going to track him to Hie Lair. He managed to a berth near his victim snored for eight probably a the reporter remained on the Alert. When they reached Quebec the Nataa turned out to be the clerk of a big jewelry firm he had been to Boston to buy diamonds and was perhaps nervous about thieves. That reporter went Home feeling that he had done his duty for if there had been a Deal cation that Man must have been the defaulter. It la of such stuff that newspaper de made men who atop at everything and can make out of less than nothing. To return to my own adventures in this exciting Field i was highly delighted when one Clay the managing editor of the Gazette called me into his room and closed the door. Or. He Laid you May not happen to know it but the Gazette has recently been imposed upon in a most shameful manner. Bid you read the Story in last sunday s supplement called Daisy s of i returned. I made it a Point never to omit a line of the Gazette. I thought it was a first rate Best we hate had to my thinking in just so or. Seymour. Unfortunately it was not new. It was stolen from an English Magazine of 40 years ago. One of our old subscribers brought in the very Book containing1 Daisy s word for word but with an other title. Now or. Seymour we paid s50 for that Story. That a not like worst it. Vote another store from the same scoundrel accepted and paid for. As you know we do not usually pay for stories until after they Are published but in this Case the alleged writer said he was leaving the country and would sell both cheap if they were taken at once. We took him up and us in. Now do you think you can find the Rascal if he is still in this Well certainly i can try. What Ort of Man was i asked. A that is another difficulty. I have never seen him. All our business was done by mail. Here is the address to which the letters and finally the Money were sent. That is All you will have to work upon. Is one of the Man s letters you May need it and Here is the Book from which Daisy s quest was copied. Report to me if you discover and the great Man for managing editors Are great men to reporters rang his Bell to signify that the interview was Over. My first detective Job i had had three years of journalism and had what sort of a Man was found it Colomo place Here was my Fame was my grasp. But was it i read the letter in my hand i beg to St Tomit to f pm As editor of the Gazette the enclosed stories in the Hope that they will be Ovid a Citable for your columns. As i expat leave soon Lor England it would be inconvenience could you pay in Advance of publication for one or both of the offered. The usual rate of compensation paid by the Gazette will be satisfactory. Pc to is loaf around the hotels to eat up every thing that is thrown out of the Kitchen. At the hotel where this particular party was stopping one of the Brown cinnamon bears would even come up on the porch to sleep like a big dog. And would now and then go shambling into the office on Chilly Days and lie Down in front of the fire. Some of the party thought it would be great fun to Camp out for awhile and they got some tents which they pitched in the Woods. One of the party was a Lazy kind of a fellow who liked to sleep in the daytime and almost buy the Young King of Spain always in lists on having his pockets filled with toppers before going for a drive and scatters the coins among the Many who crowd round Huflage. An unpleasant Awakening. Every afternoon he could be found snoring away on the cot in his tent. His friends thought it was about time to Stop this after awhile and they got one of the cub bears that really As tame As a big Kitten and Al most As playful and one afternoon while the Sleeper was tucked up As usual under his Canvas cover they put the cub inside his tent. Bruin was nearly always hungry and at first he went sniffing around to find something to eat. But pretty soon he heard the snoring and at first he waa going to Clear out but his curiosity got the better of him and he went Over to the Corner in which the cot stood and began hauling at the covers to sea what kind of an animal it was that was making such a funny noise. When the Sleeper awoke to find a big Bear bending Over him he gave a yell and a leap that sprawl ing and ran away As fast As he could. When he found out the joke that had been played upon him he was mad a n tiny not tint Mph up to Puld Sec the fun and laughed with the rest of them. But he would t go out Camp ing any Louis Globe demo crat. Stolen Trade secrets. How the mystery ii of some were obtained by enter Priatno i j few inventions Are at present worked secretly As the Patent Laws now pro vide the Protection which in Olden times was wanting. One Hundred ago whatever a Mau discovered in the arts or mechanics he concealed. Work men were put upon their oath never to reveal the processes used by their employers. Doors were kept closed artisans going out were searched visitors were rigorously excluded from admission and false operations blinded the workmen themselves. The mys teries of every Craft were hedged in by precautions which now appear to be fanciful and silly. But neither locks nor oaths availed against the ingenuity of envious or inquisitive rivals. One after another Trade secrets were revealed until the Wise Patent Laws did away with Allne Cassity for secrecy. The secret of the manufacture of citric acid was stolen from an old chemist who had a chop near Templa bar in London by a Chimney sweep who dropped Down the flue and took Good note of the process. The secret of the manufacture of tin Ware which was discovered in Holland and kept a secret for 50 years was stolen by James Sherman a Cornish Miner. The jittery of cast steel presents a curious instance of a manufacturing secret stealthily obtained under Tho cloak of an Appeal to philanthropy. In 1760 a Sheffield watchmaker be came dissatisfied with the. Watch Springs in use and after Many experiments succeeded in making cast steel. In 1770 he had a Large factory making this steel. The process was wrapped in secrecy by every Means within reach and faithful men hired the work divided and subdivided Large wages paid and stringent oaths administered. It did not answer. One midwinter night a traveler knocked at the Gate. It was bitterly cold the Snow fell fast and the kind Foreman gave the wan Derer shelter from the storm. Sank upon the floor and soon appeared o be asleep. But in reality he kept Iii eyes open saw the whole process and when he departed in the morning carried with him the secret of Mak ing cast steel. Great wheat the British government is discussing to. Feasibility of building National granaries and storing vast quantities of heat against the emergencies of War or famine. Slick Willie. What s the masculine of Willie k life

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