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THE STA3 TRICKS OF HINDOO CON
JURERS MADE EASY.
The Hne Trlrfc LxplaJnod fcy Kellar, the
lt'n-,, ,he Which Globe
Trnttrr etrrrns Claims la Mlraeulonsl
lrfrnirU tiy Yogi Ml
Tin' teli' of hand performances of
jlr MusUi'lynp. a remarkably clever
v.'t. have excited a groat deal of in
, rv.t in London. Not only are his
rri' !: cWiHfulty done, lint bis explana
tion . f othi r triclcK have attracted much
ntti-ntiun nnimiK n class of men 'who
., ..:.'m viit the luilltt whero feats of thia
e. rf ;.rr pn-sHitcd.
Tin- Mail and Express recently pnb
;,.!, .1 mi ni tide from the London Spec
t.ifur in which tho writer describes one
,r fvo trick which he saw in India
ami v liirh tnyxtifled him greatly. Here
.. (.; , whic h, by the way, is described
Vy TlumuiK Stevens the globo trotter,
ntiN siys that the Yogi men, who per
form it, are aided by an occult force that
the world is an yet ignorant of.
A jii'ulcr placed a elotJi over tho pave
rtfTit of the. Htreet, and presently he
tviitiivi'd it, and there was a mango
i.Ti'-.viii between tho stones. "The jog-j:!.-r,"
add the writer, "one of the he
riditary caste, did undoubtedly make a
,;if iriiifj nut of the ground; did make
it t.nv.- into a dwarf mango, and did
'i.ji.I the mango from it to be eaten. It
;,.k ! wonderful because of the appar
, nt Miiiiilii ity of the juggler, but he pcr-
f. '-rmrd his f at in fonr processes, and
t-twcwi each ho shook ont his chudder,
r iin!lin wrapper, so thut it passed for
.m in-taut ln-twecn the spectators and
t!i. plant. Tho writer had no doubt
t'wii and ban no dntibt now that this
wii-ilniic not to conceal anything, hnt
t" di-tr.ict attention momentarily; that
tin- tir-t leaf, the npgrowth of leaves,
t!: ilwiirf niaiiKo and tho mango on it
rr re all of wax or other carefully made
i::nt:i?ion, nml that the whole miraclo
w i-iiiim-elouslyrnpid sleight of hand."
Tn Americans who aro interested in
tin- Tt of thing this mystery is almost
a::iti-m. It was exposed several years
.V'l'.v Kcllar, the prestidigitatenr. Four
i r five years ago Hollar publicly offered
:,!" f anyone who would perform a
fn. k which ho could not duplicate and
which he eonld not prove to bo done by
wi: !!y hniuan aids. A nnmber of per-v.n-
who had recently visited India ini-ni-.il-.ately
deluged him with descrip
t. :n of this and other specimens of
.rental jugglery. )f course ns they
r uiil rot perform tho trick themselves
t v y did ii')t compete for hw money offer,
xvl therefore they were not publicly
i :-w. red
K- liar, however, gave me personally
a full explanation not only of these
tri Us. bnt of several others which have
! 1 allied the cleverest of the oeei
r. nt;il investigators. Tho magician has
"f nn:re than 13 years of his profes
' m! life in India and the far cast, and
i; h i- eliwly studied tho tricks of tho
i: ifv jugglers with more or less profit
' l:inielf. This is how ho explained
tiv la.mgo or pineapple trick as nearly
a.- I can recall it:
"Tin- first time I saw the mango
tri'-."' said he, "was in Bombay in
!::' cr thereatsints, and tho man who
iiil it was the most skiilfnl conjurer I
r i-.m- in India, Even after I had
! ri! I the seiTet of his illusion I could
' ' p admiring its ingenuity nud tho
' .t nfy with which it was performed.
Tip jnirjler and his two comrades chose
T-t l'fi,re the Prince of Wales' stat
i" in th! plazn. Ho first laid down a
he n the hard ground and then drew
im it a largo bandanna handkerchief.
I'Wiug t small holo in tho ground
ttitii me finger, he buried a pineapple
'"1. and over this ho placed his hand-
r-'hii f. Ho rarefnlly smoothed ont
-i" clutli. rnhbing swiftly from left to
f--'it. After this maneuver was ended
made several passes with his arms
' Tl r the handkerchief, whilo his coin
ril's Wat industriously upon their
'lri!in ami blew npon their pipes.
"Suddenly, to my surprise, I saw the
h.iii'llicrchief begin toslowly riso in the
"iint and gently sway from sido to sido
v though a plant were really sprouting
t life from tho seed which he had
pi.mtcl liieath the cloth. When tho
iMiiillicrehicf had risen like a tent to a
li-i.'ht of about 12 inches, the conjurer
f"piicd his incantations and cautiously
ift' d up the left hand corner of the
' vrr and peered beneath it. Then,
r'liiiyiiig both hands underneath to tho
feninpaiiinicnt of loud and discordant
1:"i-ie, lie threw aside, the cloth nud
winwwl a full grown pineapple plant.
"Tins is tho way he did the trick, as
literward admitted to me:
"In smoothing out the cloth he reach
"I into tho bag, the month of which
conveniently placed near tho hand
' rriuef, and whisked out a hooded co
r snake. Tlie moment the reptile was
'nd down it begitu to coil. That made
'" handkerchief rise. When it had
" -Kurd its full height, its angry hiss
niumwhilo Uing drowned by the
!"""" "f tho assistants, the performer
'j'-d nmler tho cloth, taking care to
'raw tllu corner close to the mouth of
' lujf. Then he adroitly whisked out
hr,i;V ptnc;ip,0 f-ln ti10 j,ag under
'' tth the cloth. Itwasuow the work of
j1 iiumite only to forco the snake into
i" appl.., elup flio aiterture, and tho
Was done. ' Ben janiin Korthrnp
-N' w York .Mail and Express.
Lare and flroradr.
li , Tn ''avo n"y treasured short
' "u-'lis of tirocade, yon may produce
"' n"w and mnko tho fronts of one of
" ' lotigLoai skio wnistcontsof them.
you are happy euongh to possess
" '! y. ni can mako them np en jabot
!,' ' ,r iih the same. It is to mount
' i.Kftnii biinds of muslin, keeping the
'niitesoft and using as few stitches
I'ilde. hi this way the tender sus
'I 'd.ilitics of the fabric are spared,
when tiie jabot fashion is over aud
Mif with the lace remains to be used
s,j:" ther way. Fashiou Journal
THE ORIGIN OF OMENS.
mi-al mt 8c Celtll BufmutUm, I.
JSSSZZ? influence of
astrology is shown in the popular belief
that the rising and settina of Sirin. th-
nog tar, Infuses madness
canine race. In our medical prescrip-
The ornamental part of the arhecary1,
ter under whose special care medicines
were supposed to have been placed, and
our nostrums am hh
der the symbol of Jove's protection. The
letter itsolf-recipe, take and its flour
ish mean substantially this: "Under the
frrWWI Ut1Cn!tna n T .
a"-r" U1 ovc. tne patron of
medtcine, take the following goods in
the proportions set down." Some try to
throw the responsibility for the symbol
R back to Raphael, but the sum of evi
dence points to Jnpiter as its patron.
In America Friday is traditionally in
good repute, Columbus sailed on Fri
day and first discovered land on Friday
the Pilgrims landed on Friday, and on
Friday Washington was bora Yet even
in America, notwithstanding all these
"best accidonts," a flavor of misfortune
attends the day, and the statistics of
travel and mercantile transactions for
Friday show how widespread is the prej
udice against it.
Other days less generally maligned
are Cain's birthday, the first Monday in
April; the 3d of May, called the "dis
mal day" in the highlands of Scotland,
and Dec. 31, when Judas hanged him
self. Apropos of Jndas, the superstition
of unlncky 13 probably has its origin
with that unworthy disciple. The ill
omen dates from the last supper, when
13 sat at table. One denied his Master
and went ont and hanged himself, and
since that time "twelve grouped to
gether fear another one." A deep seated
prejudice obtains against any given 13
dipping together in the dish, lest one
fall a victim to misfortune before the
end of the year. The existence of the
defiant "Thirteen club" in New York,
which makes that luckless number the
pivot on which all its doings turn,
should do something to dispel this time
stained superstition. Chautauqnan.
A CHILD'S DAY'S JOURNEY.
Littl Feet Which All Day Lone Hark the
How many miles a day the little feet
of young children will travel is often a
source of wonderment to parents who
lovingly watch them. This restless ac
tivity was never better illustrated than
by a very old story, which may Interest
readers of this column.
A grandfather who had little to do
except to watch tho curious antics of his
grandchildren as they played around tho
honse resolved that for one day he
would follow one little fellow who
seemed esoeciallv restless, nrvi ti C into
everything from morning till night
it provea much more of a job than he
had expected. Noon came, and if the
child was not wearied tlie man was, but
ho had set out to go wherever tho child
led, and he persevered. Toward night
there came a sudden end to tho experi
ment, when the child crept through be
tween the rounds of a chair where tho
space was entirely too narrow for a
Brown man to follow. Ho hnrt tn an.
knowledge himself beaten at last
w netber tho baby turned back and
winked one eve at its ernndfnthpr tho
story dt.-es not tell. No doubt, however,
the baby's mother thought he did.
The Dog In Brltinh Poetry.
In the mediaeval metrical romances
are found the first noteworthy references
in our language to the dog. Thomas the
Rhymer of Ercildonne wrote "Sir Tris
tram" some time in the thirteenth cen
tury. The story is familiar, of course,
but the pathos of it is here augmented
by the knight's dog also being brought
under the spell of the fatal love potion:
An hounde ther wan biside
That was y-clcpt Hxdain.
Th coupe ho licked that tide.
Though doun it sett Brengwain.
Tristram and the beautiful Isolde of
Thai loved with all ther might.
And Bodain dede al so.
When Tristram was banished to Wales
and fought for Trianour ,
The kins a welp he brought
Bifor Tristrem the trewe.
Bis name was Peticrrore.
Of him was michel prua.
Kentucky's Champion Hone Trader.
Talk about yonr horse traders, but
Washington county lias a few that can't
be beat Last Monday one of them came
to town, and when he left home he bare
ly had money enough to pay his toll One
way. After arriving here it was not
long until ho struck some one for a
horso trade. He continued swapping
horses all day. How many different
trades he made would be hard to telL
but late in the afternoon, when he made
an estimate of the day's business, he
discovered that he had the same horse
that ho started with, a 2-year-old filly,
standard and registered, a cow and a
calf, a good team of work mules, a sow
and 11 pigs, together with two yearling
steers and $11.65 in money. Can any
one beat it? Springfield (Ky.) News
Leader. His Retort.
The famous John Randolph of Roan
oke, as he was called in his day, once
met, while walking on a narrow pave
ment, a political opponent of his.
... t : A. TIC
The man pusnea rnaoiy against mi.
naurinlnh with his elbow, saving as he
did so. "I never make way for scoun
I An. " said John Randolph, stepping
to one side and making his most courtly
bow, as be allowed the man to pass.
"Cyclopedias of Anecdotes.
Th ancients took Kreat pains to orna-
nonr hoirf.ivm-itn volumes. PropeTtins
speaks of tablets with gold borders.
Ovid mentions manuscripts who ivu
titles, and other authors mention pres
entation of copies of which the cover
was overlaid with precious stones.
SLANG AND JARGON.
ORIGIN OF WORDS THAT BECOME A
PART OF OUR LANGUAGE.
Are Ephemeral, hut Others Retaia
1 Their Popnlarltyrariotia Callings Con
tribute to This Word making Sosne Well
, Known Example.
Slang. A new word that has no just
reason for existence; a popular but un
authorized word, phrase or mode of ex
pression; the jargou.of some particular
calling or class in society. Webster.
In other words, anything in the way
of word or expression not in the diction
ary is "slang. " When by reason of long
continued popularity and general usage
it is deemed worthy of a place in the
textbook and authority of the language,
it ceases to be "slang."
It is from the jargon of particular
callings or classes in society that the
English language is slowly but steadily
enriched. The slang phrase first becomes
dignified with the term idiom, and then
it creeps into the new dictionary.
Not all slang is destined to this
apotheosis. Much of it is ephemeral. A
great deal of it is meaningless, silly or
weak and dies in its childhood. Actor
folk are given to the invention of new
phrases more or less expressive, but short
lived. "Tho ghost walks" is one of the
few instances of tho jargon of stageland.
The theatrical term of "makeup." is
now in general use as descriptive of
anythingstriking in personal adornment,
referring to the clothing and not to a
disguise or enhancement of the features
as originally. Song and dance men,
acrobats, serio comics, sketch teams and
the lower order of theatrical folk in
dulge in slang that renders their con
versation almost unintelligible. For in
stance, some knockout artist was struck
by the similarity of the words pardon
and pudding, and to his bright mind
the transition to "tapioca" was not dif
ficult, but there is no probability that
the expression "Beg your tapioca" will
supplant "I beg yonr pardon" in the
language of the polite world.
The song and dance man may be ex
cused in summer days of bankruptcy in
calling the man with money, willing to
spend it for refreshment an "angel,"
and this expression may in time creep
into the language, but for the present
the ancient term of "sucker" will suf
fice. Circus slang was the forerunner of
the jargon of the variety stage, and in
the good days when the "gaslit city of
tents" was planted upon every village
green the circus folk had a language al
most their own.
The roots of their vernacular were the
various parts of the tent and equipment
of the show. The boss of the show was
called the "main gny, " and this expres
sion has to a certain extent survived the
decline of the eirens, nnd the "main
guy" is frequently heard of in work
shops. The great cattle ranges of the west
have given the world the term "round
up. " It originally referred to the an
nual gathering together of the cattle of
various owners that they might be sepa
rated for shipment. Today in the busi
ness world it indicates an inquiry into
tho affairs of a firm or corporation and
has really the significance of stock tak
ing. Thieves have a gibberish so extensive
as to almost constitute a language. It is
only understood among themselves and
by policemen, who are forced to acquire
the knowledge of its meaning. Many of
the terms that have been in use for
years are really corruptions of the He
brew and had their origiu among tho
"fences" or depots for the reception of
stolen goods in London. This jargon,
while continued for years, has never ob
tained outside of the police and criminal
"Lost his grip" is a torse, pathetic,
almost tragic term, conjuring up ns it
does the story of wasted ambition,
blasted hopes, ruin and despair, in all
probability originated among lodge peo
ple. A man who had "lost his grip"
was temporarily in m dilemma.
From the mining camps of the far
west came "struck it rich," which now
applies to any human success; "up the
flume, " signifying failure; "hard pan, "
which means a solid paying basis; "pe
tered out," which suggests a gradual
decline and final suspension of resources;
"grubstruck, " for assistance given a
new business enterprise on condition of
a share in perspective or possible profits.
Bonanza has been a good English word
for 20 years, and the Century dictionary
accepted it along with snch words as
"boom," meaning to manufacture sup
port and enthusiasm, and "squeal,"
meaning to confess and betray compan
ions. From the railroad yards came
"switched, " with the meaning of di
verted; "sidetracked," for temporary
failure and suspension, the result of out
side interference; "ditched, " as express
ing ruin and collapse, and "wide open"
camo from the locomotive, which re
ferred to the throttle and the extreme
of speed. Now it means in fall awing,
reckless and regardless of interference.
"Ont of sight" is an anachronism, as
it means plainly in sight and it is
growing more and more in favor every
day as a synonym for the superlative in
appearance, accomplishment or perform
ance. It was the balloon soaring toward
the sky that was first declared out of
sight, and then came the adaptation of
this new form of expressing altitude
and exemption from competition. For
instance, when Asanmblvman Jraamh
Cahill appears with bis fearfully and
wonaennuy piaiuea trousers, which are
said to have drowned the roar of the
surf at Manhattan Beach, his admiring
constituents cry out: "Get onto Cahill'a
pants I They are ont of sight!"
The race track has given us "cinch, "
as meaning something settled beyond all
doubt or peradventnre. A cinch is a
saddle girth, tightened by the Spanish
method of a complicated knot that will
not come untied. Hence cinch, or sura
thinir. cinched, or all ont.tfarl Wim.
band, can't lose. Sabe? Exchange.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1C04.
Getting the Obelisk Ahsard Ship a Pretty
Flee of Engineering.
"One of the pleasantest recollections
I have to look back on, " said Adam
Johnson, "is the fact that I was one of
the party that helped to run up tha
American colors over Cleopatra's needle
when it was being taken down to b,
carried to New York. Our vessel waa
out in the Mediterranean with a roving
commission, and we were at Alexandria
at the time the obelisk was being mov
ed. The big stone had been presented by
the Egyptian government to this coun
try, but the people were wild about hav
ing it moved. We had to place a guard
around the men who were working on
the shaft and even then there waa al
most a riot
"But that was one of the prettiest
pieces of engineering work I have ever
seen. The engineers who were moving
our shaft had a couple of big wooden
cases built that fitted around the needle
like the pieces of wood around the lead
in a pencil. There were a couple of pro
jectiles on each side of the casings just
on the center of gravity in the shaft,
like the trunnions on a ciu:non. Under
these they put lifting jacks and just
picked that immense stone off its
pedestal, swung it around horizontal
and then lowered it as gentiy as could
be on a long sliding way, with cannon
balls under it for roll rs. Tiiey had a
qnare hole cut in the stern of the
steamship and slid it into the hull
through that and replaced the sheathing
"Under the shaft in the inside of the
pedestal there were a lot of bronze toads
and ornaments and the Lord knows what
not that the Masons claimed were placed
there by some of their progenitors eons
ago. I don't know anything about that
though, and you can leave it or take it
as yon choose,
"The British were not half so slick
with the obelisk they carried over to
England. They rased it np in a big
sheet iron arrangement like a boiler, riv
eted it in and floated the whole thing
off through a trench dug in the sand
down to the water. Then they rigged
jury sails on it and towed it over to
England, but they lost three or four
men off it before they got it in port and
had all sorts of a time generally.
"A couple of years afterward I saw
the British obelisk set up on the east
bank of the Thames, and when I came
home the first thing I went to see was
ours in Central park." Washington
TRAGEDIES ON TOMBSTONES.
English , Churchyards and Their Deeply
Graven Accusation of Murder.
In the churchyards of Britain several
tombstones exist with the accusations
of murder deeply engraved npon them.
A stone over the grave of three children
in Merrington (Durham) churchyard
bears the following inscription:
Sleeping we were slain.
And here we sleep till Iff must rise again.
In Snndridge churchyard, Surrey, on
the tombstone of a custom honse officer
who was shot in an encounter with
smugglers is the .following:
Thou shalt do no murder, nor shalt thou steal
Are the commands Jehovah did rcveaL
Hut thou. O wretch, without fear or dread
Of thy tremendous Maker, shot me dead.
On a stone in Cadoxton churchyard,
Glamorganshire, is inscribed the most
fearful accusation of murder to be found
on any tomb in Great Britain:
"TO RHCOKD MVRDF.R.
"This stone was erected over the body
of Margaret Williams, aged 20, liviug
in service in this parish, who was found
dead with marks of violence npon her
in a ditch on a marsh below this church
yard on the morning of Sundav, the
14th Jnly, 1822.
"Although the savage murderer es
caped for a season the detection of man,
yet Ood hath set his mark npon him
either for time or eternity, and the
cry of blood will assuredly pursue him
to certain and terrible but righteous
A tombstone stood in Dnlverton
churchyard a few years ago on which
Poisoned by the doctor, neglected by the nur.e.
The brother robbed the widow, which made
tlie matter worse.
An accusation of murder appears on
the tomb of Edwin, the Irish comedian,
who was buried in St. Werburgh's
churchyard, Dublin, and also on tombs
to bo found in Acton churchyard, Glou
cestershire; Hoo, near Rochester; Little
Stukeley. and Mytton. near Clitheroe,
Lancashire. Lor.dou Tit-Bits.
Gold lined Caps Kat In It.
A tall young man, with a pretty
young woman, sauntered across Inde
pendence square yesterday afternoon
when Old Sol was at his hottest. When
they came to the ice water fountain, the
youug woman stopped and picked np
one of the tin cups, and scanning it
ruefully shook her head at her compan
ion and laid it quickly down again.
The next thing was to "slip off a small
suedo glove, and placing tlie pretty
hand it fitted under the stream she
filled its palm with water and drank
from it three times. And the next thing
was to see the youug man bend over the
same palm while he held her wrist to
balance tlie novel cup, and five times it
took to satisfy him, and right willingly
did the pretty yonng woman fill it and
place it to his lips. Both actors were
perfectly unconcerned, and after the
young man had dried the young wom
an's hand in his pocket handkerchief
they sauntered in a down town direc
tion. Philadelphia Record.
A Great ProMeaa.
"As we were going home from flying
his kite," said Mr. Bozzle. "my young
on says to me, 'I know how to fly a
kite when there's a good breeze, don't
ir and I say, 'Sorely. bnt I do not say
to him why should I burden him with
such things now? that anybody can fly
kite wheu there's a breeze that the
great problem of life is to know how to
fly a kite when there isn't any breeze. "
New York Suu.
HI8 SWEET REVENGE.
Klehaa Ont When a Bay. He Uvea ta
A story with a moral is told me by a
friend from Bloomington, Ind. That
pretty little university town numbers
among its notabilities not only the col
lege professors, bnt another profetwor
also, whose accomplishment lies not in
.the direction of human education. I
mean genial Henry ion try. known
Wherever there are little and big chil
dren, who like to see his performing dogs
and ponies. Professor Gentry was a very
poor boy, which was no dishonor, but
Still much against him in the race of
life. During the last few years he has
made a fortune. I am afraid to say how
much, bnt it must be np in the hundred
thousands. Ten years ago be was still
struggling to make a living for himself
and his parents, aud very often it was
hard enough. And thereby bangs my
Every one knows how difficult it Wat
for business rncn Veep heads above
water during the hard time and what
a serious matter it was to obtain monev,
but Gentry had plenty of it all through
and is said to have helped more than
one man over the stepping stones.
One day very prominent business
man of bis own was caught short and
needed $3,000 to see him through. H
had property and values, but no money.
He went to the bank and asked for a
loan, bnt was suavely told that the bank
had it not Jnst as the conversation
was going on Henry Gentry happened
to pass the bank, and the banker remark
ed, "There'a only one man in town who
has that much cash, and maybe he'll
lend it to yon. " He pointed to Gentry.
The business man took the hint, step
ped out of the bank, caught up with
Gentry, and after a very complimentary
talk on his success broached his request
Gentry turned full npon him and re
plied: "Oh, yes, I have fS.000; more
too, but do you remember a barefoot lad
who came into your store at one time
trying to buy a pair of shoes on trust!
Do you remember how you kicked him
almost out of your store? Well, I was
that boy. No, you can't have no money
from me!" Maybe it was not very
Christian, bnt it must have been awful
ly sweet revenge. Louisville Courier
Journal. Ke Tae Far n Pnrrat.
The talents of parrots have, we read,
just been turned in a new direction by
the authorities of a French town. It has
hitherto been the habit to more or less
fritter away the iutel lectual force of par
rots by merely teaching them to say
naughty or witty things or to use such
expressions as "Pretty Poll" or "Poor
fellow. " The municipal authorities of
the town referred to have, perhaps the
future will prove, opened np a wider
field of action for the parrot The poor
box at the town hall, it seems, had for
a long time past been in a condition of
chronic emptiness, which did not reflect
much credit on the charitable feelings
of tb inhabitants. To remind them of
their duty toward their poorer neigh
bors a parrot was purchased, which has
been installed close to the box and
trained to cry, "For the poor, if you
please." It appears that the result of
the innovation has been highly satisfac
tory, pence and silver coins having been
freely given in response to the bird's
appeal. The idea, as is remarked, is
capable of being applied in a variety of
ways. To denote to the passerby that he
is in the proximity of wet paint on any
shop front parrots might lie used, or to
remind people on entering a house to
Wipe their feet on the door mat before
going np stairs the bird's services could
be employed, iustcad of the time hon
ored placard, "Essuyez vos pieds, a. v.
p.," to be met with in French housm.
In fact, there may be a new opening for
parrots. London Standard.
Be Was t ea.
That old motto, "Where there is a
will there is a way," though now a lit
tle ont of fashion, perhaps, and some
what exaggerated, as is the case with
mothers iu general, is still expressive of
Writing of old times at White Sul
phur springs General Maury says there
were many complaints of the fare at the
hotel The dignified proprietor used to
console his guests by remarking that
they really paid nothing for their din
ners, but only for the wonderful sulphur
water which he had discovered.
One day in the height of the seascm,
when the crowd was great and the serv
ice scanty, the people in the dining
room were startled r heartrending
cries of "Murder, murder!" Steward
and servant rushed to the victim, who,
in answer to their eager inquiries, in
formed them that he could get nothing
to eat and was dying of starvation.
That, yonng man was served well and
promptly as long as he remained.
On GsMtal Bear aC nVrallh
Visitor You must have a remarkably
efficient board of health in this town.
Shrewd Native (one of many (You
are right about that I can tell you.
"Composed of scientists, I presume?"
"No, sir. Scientists are too theoret
"Not much. We don't allow doctors
on our board of health no, air, nor
"Hum! What sort of men have you
"Life insurance agents. " New York
Mme. Couvreur, who baa suoreeded
her late husband as the London Times'
representative in the Belgium capital,
is best known to the public as Taanaa,
the novelist Of Dutch family, she was
born in Higfagate aud was brought ap
in Tasmania; hence her uom de plum,
tine first made her name in Europe as a
lecturer on emigration in the principal
towns of France.
In China yonng blood may go ont acid
Mve a TrolKs at a cost of about 1
tor the night's fun.
BEST rOK SHIRTS.
Thc eaocrai a omuls eo. earn.
Offer Yet Hade!
irfi all over Die I ult.l h.im
with h Hi-ad-m-Fam" Ky' tmtst at
rww rvmsi-ainff sjaai, ith Mraea ana
only oae pair of pant.
Well do better yet this
fsr the fall season contains as follows:
One Tktutttr. Drrutrd Coal,
tnte &tanl i j U,it,h.
rVir :1 P.ml 4 trim Nftoe Olid
rare) 1iu- A' mm lurrta, (f
na sliM the nrice will reauia the mm. 1)1).
PmomW. the rlmh l all wool, the work-muic-Mp
and 1rtnimiiirrirt--ia..ev-ryi ulna
triet ;y ruaruni.-1-o: -ad your tnufM back
bli' (II W jrr.u wm nl il .
raw! liar saiMiili-. if cl.nu. or better Tel. Vt
aMffl you ofM-of flu- lieai-i-rK,i Outfit,
all rbararr prrjtnM for t.7 or r. o. H.
with irivl.-re if emaniination befiire pay
ment, itniviUcd fl.wiun account la mil mlih
The Lara eat CMMaa Star ia the WarM.
M. W. Cor. State ani Jacksea Stu,
Beferencea: Any Rank or Whuk-aale Firm In
WE HAVE XO BRANCH HOUSES.
Rinaud's Cleopatra Invisible,
The flneet rsnj'ai isl
rnrlst a. mm.
It I !rt a beaotl
fal shell Mac tint, and
Insres I he skin as clear
and fair a aa infant.
The on y coasbleskja
tessrtnasi that has
pasittsely cures pint
flea, hlsck heada. ras
mmrm wiiy wmitt .
rer saw ta nock lalanf
Every box i en a w a-rant of absolute
It will Clean Silks and Woolen Goods,
Ribbons. CortaiM and Carpets It has
no equal for Cleaning Howe. Killing
Moths and RssBoving Greaas Spots
Tw tsd It. fcss trj el Lttx
PRICE 15 CENTS A CAKE OK TWt CAKES
Ha It De Moane. Iowa.
Winea ai Liquors.
mi Md mi Tali Ave
ilsBill Itlsan ani mi af
Successor to Drs. Stackhouse
Dr. Daniel has had rbarce of, ao4
inrsonally t rested all patients vb
have taken treatment at the oflloes of
lta-s. Macaboase Daniel since their
removal to DavenKrt.
He will continue to pive his fa
tire attention to the special Hues 0f
practice in w hich be has tinea so soc
cessful. Dr. Daniel still publish no
more person al statements from pa
tient ia these columns; but ill pub
lish in book form testimonials and
other laformatica for those dettlring
medical aid. No name published if
so desired. Call or send stamp for
Joseph A. Daniel, M. D.f
Offices McCullonch Building.
121 West Third Mreet,
Davenport, . Iowa-
H'lCUL USE iF PRACTICt Asthsta,
raisrrh. diseases of the ere. ear. asse. throat,
lonrs and stomach: bteed aod okta diseases.
auful tresta,! by auiU brad fa- a-
and S) Bipsoci blank.
CoatultAUon sad rumination free.
Office Hours 9 a. m. to 12 m.. J to
I and 7 to 8 p. tn. Sundays J to 9 p.
Read Special iti
For the neit couple of weeks
we are poing to offer some
Big Bargains in Pianos
Anybody intending to bnv a
piano either now or ia the
near future will do svell bj
calling and getting our low
prices and terms, and will
save monej bj purchasing
WoOdjatl'S Music Store
1717 Second Are. Bock Island.
40i Fifteenth Street, Molina.
John Voile 3c Co,
Sash, Doors and Blinds,
And all kinds of
Woodwork for Builders
atdinc rioerinc Walnsoaatlnf
SCk street, bat ta sad Kk
nil mwIsiM rtaw m. a.
jis wi ei r"--
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,Wh4n4. a rmwtn ai laisl sf tins
Ml w t h fc Mi iim-M a III "I mi araatau -!".
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