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THE ARQUB. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21. 103.
1 a.I!Triai( Uy Aana.
SYXOPSI9 OF PBf-CEDWO CHAPTERS
Chapter I. The writer deicribes
his boyhood. He lired in a nappy
home. Later he obtained a litnatlon
with s sugar broker. He toon began
to speculate in stocks In a small way
and led a faat life, eettinir into debt.
In partnership with Weed, he seta up
lor a stocKDroKer. dm does lime
business, and the firm is soon dis
solved. Meeting a detective (Irving)
be is introduced by him to two other
detectives (Stanley and White) all
three being rascals. They offer the
writer $10,000 to go to Kurope and
negotiate stolen bonds. He accepts
and sails for England. II Tells
where the stolen bonds came from.
HI The writer, traveling on the
continent, hears the story of the
Van Tromps; meets with an adven
ture. IV The writer sells the bonds
in Frankfort and returns to New
York with the plunder. Another job
is offered to him, which came up as
follow: j-.ii win James 01 Lionuon
committed forgery to raise money.
Tho foiyerv was discovered, and
James lied to New York, where he
practiced his profession tho law.
llcing employed to draw a will, he
arranged with one Brea to secure the
inheritance to themselves. Needing
readv money, they took in the three
detectives above mentioned. All
acting together, succeed in raising a
largo turn on the estate. They at
tempt to gain still more, but the
fraud is detected and is a failure
V The fate of James and Brea is
given. The writer and a friend
(Mac) perpetrate new swindles in Ger
many, then go to England, where
they operate further upon the Bank
or r.ngiami, but accomplish nothing,
VI The writer and pals" go to Kio,
South America. There they capture
910,000, but are suspected and barely
get away without arrest. They re
turn to Kurope. VII The' writer
goes to London, victimizes the Bank
of r.ngiami; then goes to Fans, vie
tirulses the Rothschilds; returns to
England. VIII Immense sums
gained from the Bank of England,
The writer leaves England. The
forgeries are discovered, and Noyes
U arrested. The others sail for
America, where Mae is arrested and
extradited. IX The writer is mar
ried and goes to Spain, where he is
roblmd in a train. X Efforts to
reach Madrid; sails for West Indies;
enjoys bis fortune with his honey
numD. XI Is arrested in Havana.
XII Travels through Cuba; is ar
rested and surrendered to the En
glish government and taken to New
gate; tried and convicted; describes
his sensations in prison.
The first day was over, bnt it seemed
to me that something more most come;
that what I had Roue through could
mean tho life of a day must surely be
Impowibla Was there nothing before
nio Dut isolation so complete that no
whisper from the outside world could
roarh me that world which, compared
with the death into which I was being
ahsnrbrd, seemed the only world of the
Had I actually nothing to look for
but the mmt repulsive work nnricr the
most repnloive conditions? I said there
tntiHt be nun-ly some change; tbnt wheel'
itig rnnd forever was not the doom of
anj muii tuid could certainly not be
I looked about my littleccll, the still
ness of tho grave without, the utter soli
tndo within. The untouched ration
whirl, formed my supper was on the
table eight ounces of black bread. Try
as I might to cheiit myself with hope I
knew that hope for many a long year
tliere was none; that, so far as the nuist
vindictive sentence could compaa it, for
many a long year the earth with her
ixirs was atxmt me.
No "Do ptvfundis" cry could ever as
cend from the abyss to the bottom of
which I had fallen. What wns ontsido
ft Bie had nothing bnt tho hideous.
But althongh the visible seemed cor
ruption and the things which my soul
and body, too, bad refused to touch were
become my sorrowful meat, yet I could
not bnt feel that the invinihlp. that rrnrt
of me which no bars could hold and no
man deprive me of, was still mv own.
ami that in it I might and would find
suflicient tosiiirt what I began to foci
was, alter au, the only man.
To face the w-tnalities of the p. wit ion
waa me iirsi ining; uot to cheat mvwlf.
the second. I had s x n the met of men I
Waa to bo with. I set to work to stndr
and to understand the kind of life e
were to live together.
At early dawn we roue, receiving im
mediately after the nine ounce of bread
ana pint or ouimrni gruci which com
pnecd brakfat : at 6 :UO to chapel to
hear one d tit st-hooltmiKtcra drone
through tht morning prayers of the Kuc
lUli t-hnreh service ami listen to some
hymn shunted out from throats never
accustomed to such accents. Then the
morning hours would drag slowly on in
the summer's sun and winter's bl.u.t un
til the noun hour; then there was the
long march back from the scene of my
toil to the f rUon for dinner. Arriving
there, each man went to his cell, closing
bis door. Which snapped to, having
spring lock. 8im after a dinner is given.
consisting nf H of boiled potatoes
and five omwea of bread, varied en three
dArs of the week with five ounces of
llr5. T TNC mthot.
meat additional. At 1 o'clock the doors
were unlocked, and we marched out to
our work again. At night, returning to
the prison, eight ounces of black bread
would be doled out for supper. Then
came the hours between supper and bed
time, when, shut in between those nar
row walls, one realised what it was to
be a prisoner.
In the corner of the cell there was a
board let into the stonework that served
as bed, table and chair. There was a
thin pallet and two blankets rolled np
together during the day in a corner of
the cell that served for bedding, but so
thin and hard was the pallet that one
might almost as well have slept on the
board. Far the first few weeks this bed
made my bones ache. Most men have
little patience and small fortitude, and
this bed kills many of the prisoners I
mean breaks their hearts simply because
they have not the wit to accept the mat
ter philosophically and realize that
they con soon become used to any bard
ship. It took six months for my bones
to become used to the hard bed, bnt far
the next 19 years I used to sleep
sweetly on that oak board as, I ever did
or now do in a bed of down,' only, like
Jean Valjean in "Lee Miserables," I
had become so used to it that upon my
liberation I found it impossible for a
time to sleep in a bed.
I have related how the Sunday after
my sentence in my despair I took the
little Bible off the shelf. The other
books I had at Chatham besides the Bi
ble were a dictionary and "The Life of
the Prophet Jeremiah. " Once, soon aft
er my arrival in Chatham, I took the
Jeremiah down from the shelf, bnt
speedily put it back and made a vow
never to take it down again, and I never
did. It remained in view on the little
shelf for 19 years while I sat there
watching it rot away. The dictionary
is a good book, but grows tiresome at
I thought in my enthusiasm I should
never tire of the Bible, bnt after 10 or
13 years I began to grow weary of it
and grew hungry for other mental food.
I wanted Shakespeare, for with him to
keep me company I could no longer be
in the desolation of solitude. At last I
determined to get my friends to try for
me. I had learned the Bible almost by
heart. The smallest incidents in the Jife
of the Prophet Jeremiah were much
more familiar to me than the history of
the civil wnr, and Anathoth took on
proportions which made it as real as
New York and far more important. The
desperate efforts I had made to keep my
self from falling into the condition of
so many I had seen drooping to idiocy
and death were, I felt, successful, and
any occupation which kept alive the in
tellect could not but be beneficial. I was
hungry, starving, for mental food. Nev
er had books appeared so attractive,
never was kingdom so cheerfully offered
for a horse as I would have offered mice
for an octavo. My friends had written
for me to the government, bnt with no
success. At last they had interested the
American minister in London, who
promised to write to the home secretary
for me, but a year had slipped by, and I
had heard nothing.
Jeremiah continued with me, and it
seemed be was to remain with me to
the end. But a change was coming.
Can I ever forget the day it happen
ed? Can I ever cease to remember the
delight, the incredulity, the astonish
ment ox that happy day? I had come in
at night hungry, cold, wet and miser
able. I made my way a little depressed
to my cell. As I was about to step
across the threshold I saw a book lying
on my little wooden bed. Amazed and
astounded, J hesitated to enter. Small
as such a circumstance appears, the very
sight of the book brought on a weak
ness. I feared to pick it np ; a horrible
dread seized me that it might be a new
Bible, and I was unwilling to risk an
other disappointment The footprint on
the sand was not more suggestive nor
more awe inspiring to Robinson Crusoe
than the appearance of that book was to
me. In mood as lonely, in plight as des
perate as his, there lay before me a sight
as nn looked for and, as it seemed, as
full of meaning as the footprint was to
At last I rolled myself together, de
termined to end the suspense and know
what was before me. I picked up the
book, and who can understand the de
light, the joy, the rapture even, with
which I read on the title page, "The
Works of William Shakespeare." In an
instant I became a new man. If ever
one unman being lelt gratitude to an
other, I felt it at that moment far the
American minister. To him I owed it
that henceforth a new light was to
stream through the fluted glass of my
window, that henceforth a new world
was opened np for me to live in, and
the world seemed lighter to me. Many
a month and year afterward my cell
waa filled and my heart cheered by the
multitude of friends the divine William
provided for me.
Abont the time I received my Shake
speare anot her piece of happy fortune be
fell me. A smallpox scare was existing
outside, and all hands in the, prison
were ordered to be vaccinated. When
the doctor came around a few days aft
erward to examine the effects of the
operation, he found my arm so swollen
that he directed me to be taken to the
For 25 days I bad full opportunity to
learn what the girl in Dickens' "Little
Unmt" meant when she called the hos
pital a savenly" place. It was the
first time I bad ever been admitted, and
the Chan? from the horrible mudhole
to the rest and comfort of a cell in the
hospital was indeed almost " 'eavenly."
With nothing to do bnt to read my
Shakespeare, the cravings of hunger for
the first time since my imprisonment
satisfied, I was tempted to believe I
did partly believe that the world had
few positions pleasanter than mine.
Godliness with contentment is un
doubtedly great gain. Contentment
alone without the godliness is no poor
thing, and was I not content? Few in
deed of all the thousands who have toil
ed in that torturing prison bouse have
ever been or are likely ever to be so
content as I was.
How true it is that happiness is al
together relative, and that it is divided
much more evenly among men than we
are willing to believe I A mere respite
from an intolerable position, a singlo
book to keep the mind from cracking,
transformed gloom and misery into light
and at least comparative happiness.
Alter a time I began to watch the ef
fect of the unnatural life upon others.
They arrived full of resolution, buoyed
often by hopes which they were soon
destined to find delusive. The short time
men, those with seven or ten year sen
tences, could face the prospect hopefully;
To them the day would come when the
prison gate must swing back and the
path to the world be open once more.
But no such hope cheers the long timers,
the men with 20 years and life, who
quickly learn how great the proportion
is of their number who find relief only
in the box smeared with black which
incloses what is left of tbem in the
grave. Everyday! used to see the ef
fects on them of hunger and torment of
mind. The first part visibly affected
was the neck. The flesh shrinks, disap
pears and leaves what looks like two ar
tificial props to support the head. As
time wears on the erect posture grows
bent Instead of standing np straight
the knees bulge outward as though un
able to support the body's weight, and
the man drags himself along in a kind
of despondent shuffle.
Another year or two, and ins shoul
ders are bent forward. He carries his
arms habitually before him now; he has
grown moody, seldom speaks to any one
nor answers if spoken to. In the general
deterioration of the body the mind keeps
equal step, and so unfailing is the effect
that even warders wait to see it and re
mark to each other that So-and-so is
going off. " When the sufferer begins
to carry his arms in front, every one un
derstands that the end is coming. The
projecting head, the sunken eye, the
fixed, expressionless features are merely
the outward exponents of the hopeless.
sullen brooding within. Sometimes the
man merely keeps on in that way, wast
ing more and more, body and mind,
every day until at last he drops and is
carried into the infirmary to come out
During all these years I never saw my
companions. Mac had been sent to Port
land, Noyes to Portsmouth and George
Alter 1883 strenuous efforts were
made for our release.
My sister came to England that year
and remained permanently there. She
worked bravely and well, but year after
year passed without result None of us
was prepared for the vindictive fury of
the Bank of England. Its power was all
potent with the government George
had been bedridden for years and was
slowly dying. At length in 1887 the
medical officer of the prison certified his
speedy death was certain, and the gov
ernment released him to die, bnt he re
solved that he would not die until I was
free. With liberty and hope health came
slowly back, and he devoted every hour
to working for my liberation, but for a
time he devoted it in vain. More than
once had I seen the prison emptied and
filled again. Of all the life prisoners I
had met there on my arrival or who for
years after had joined me I was the sole
One by one sickness or insanity born
of despair bad laid them in the prison
graveyard or buried them in the asylum.
Out of more than 70 none had lived to
be liberated, and determined appeared
the Bank of England directors that I
should not form an exception, but that
if ever the prison doors were opened to
me it should be only when so near death
that I might join the many who had
My fate seemed inevitable, but never
for a moment did I cease to believe that
fortune's frowns would one day disap
pear and that I should yet again feel
the warmth and sunshine of her smile.
From his sickbed and in his health
George never ceased his efforts. He suc
ceeded in interesting James Russell
Lowell and many others in my behalf.
The president asked the English gov
ernment officially to grant my release.
Mr. Blaine, the secretary of state, sent
a very strong letter through Minister
Lincoln, in London, and I thought when
told of it that my day to go was not far
It will interest Americans, perhaps,
to learn that the representations of the
president and of the secretary of state of
the United States met the same cour
tesy as was shown to all the previous
ones. Still my brother was not discour
aged. He sent agents to England, who
managed to interest the newspapers in
the matter, and never did be cease un
til by the statements of the press upah
the ferocity of my treatment the re
proaches of my friends and the repre
sentations of many I had never seen the
home pecretary felt the pressure and
was forced to order my release.
"Thou shalt forget thy misery and
remember it as waters that paaa away."
Twenty years had passed away since
I bad bade my friends goodby under the
Old Bailey, and now 189 had come. It
was a frosty February night, and I was
alone in that little room, with its arch
ed roof and stone floor. It was past 7
o'clock, and the prison gloom and still
ness had settled down on all the in
mates, when suddenly there came the
noise of hurrying fee that echoed
strangely tram the arched root as the
warders tramped loudly an the stone
floor of the long halL A rush of feet
or indeed anything that broke the hor
rible stillness at that hour, was star
tling. They were the feet of the reseive
guard, which was never called in save
when the patrol who glided around the
corridors in slippered feet discovered
some suicide. Many a heartbroken man
had I known in that 20 years who in
his despair ended his misery thus.
While wondering who the unfortunate
could be I heard their steps mounting
the stairway leading to my landing, and
then a sudden thrill shot through me as
they turned down the corridor toward
my cell. My heart stood still as I
thought. Can they be coming for me?
I had a sudden frenzy of fear that they
might pass my door; but, no, they came
straight on, halted, and Ross, a princi-
pal officer I had known him 20 years
gave a thundering rap on my door and
shouted, "I want yon. " Then a key rat
tied in the lock, the door was thrown
open and three friendly faces looked in.
f aint, aeaaiy wntte, txemDiing like a
frightened child, I ' started to my feet
trying to speak, but no sound came from
my lips for a moment At last I stam
mered, "What's the matter?" Ross
thrust his form through the door, and
with face close to mine he said the
thrilling words, "You're free!" I cried,
'I don't believe you," and Ross said,
"Come on, my boy ; it's all right "
Like one in a dream I passed out
through the door of that little cell
whose grim, narrow walls had frowned
on me for a score of years and had in
vain tried to crush my spirit
Still like one in a dream I went down
that long hall, listening only to the
strange sound of my own footsteps and
saying to myself : "It is all a dream.
shall awake, as I have from thousands of
like dreams, mid find myself again in
I was led into the outer office, where
some papers were read to me and then
others given me to sign, but I listened
or signed like one in a maze. Suddenly
I saw Ross thrust the key into the outer
door. That roused me, and the thonght
flashed into my mind, Now I shall see a
The heavy door rolled on its hinges ;
the ponderous gate was flung back. Step
ping out, I intuitively looked up, and a
sudden awe fell upon me, for there, like
a revelation, shone the milky way with
its mulioned arch of radiant suns. At
the sight of that miracle to glory my
heart beat fast I realized that I was
free, with health and strength, with
courage to begin again the battle of life.
and in my irrepressible emotion I cried
aloud and my cry was like a prayer
A Lake of Boiling Lava.
Manna Loa, the gigantio Hawaiian
volcano, has two craters or openings,
one of which, Kilauea, is the largest
active volcanic crater in the world. The
mountain is 14,100 feet high, and Ki
lauea is situated en the eastern side,
about 4,000 feet above the level of the
sea. This marvelous crater is really a
vast lake of boiling lava which rises and
falls continually by the action of sub
terranean fires. In tossing to and fro
bke a troubled sea of molten metal the
lava is dashed against the cliffs and
hardens there in the form of long, glassy
filaments, gigantio knobs, miniature
trees, and in imitation of grass, leaves,
Another form of glassy filament to
do lonnd along the shores of this fiery
lake is in the shape of queer bunches
and tufts of lava made np of an aggre
gation oi vitreous threads which the na
tives call "Pelo's hair," Pele being the
goddess to whom the mountain is dedi
cated. These glassy threads appear to
do caused by the passage of steam
through the molten lava. In so doing
small particles in the shape of bubble
like balloons are thrown into the air,
leaving a tail behind like a comet
When the scene of these miniature steam
eruptions is near a rock or the share all
solid and cool surfaces are found cover
ed with bunches of "Pele's hair. " This
"hair" was formerly used in mystic
native ceremonies, and of late years
has been gathered in large quantities
by curiosity seekers. St Louis Repub
"They tell me that the editor is not
very well," said the poet's friend.
"Ho is feeling quite badlv," was the
reply. "I called on him this morning. '
"Is his condition critical?"
"Worse than that It's abusive. "
The licorice of commerce is the prod
net of a plant known as Glycyrrhisa
jiauie, giuwu ui me uona ui opsin.
The root is gathered at certain seal
of the year, and the licorice is extracted
by a primitive and simple process.
Over 17,000 different kinds of but
tons bave been found in pictures' of me-
Than Lit taint Beds.
Each day adds some new virtues to
the long list, of those already credited
the pneumatic tire. The latest of
these is that the wheels of a bicycle be
ing encircled by a band of mdia rubber
and dry air, which is a perfect insu
lator, the rider is completely insulated
from the earth and consequently is im
pervious to the attacks of the electric
Any one who suffers from nervousness
during a thunderstorm has now only to
go into the dining room or the cellar
and seat himself upon the saddle of a
pneumatic tire bicycle to be perfectly
safe from lightning stroke. As the
chances of a man on a bicvele being
struck by lightning bave been carefully
calculated to be abont one in a billion,
there will, of course, be some pessi
mists who will deny that this newly
discovered virtue of the pneumatic tire
amounts to very much. Pearson's
"Pa, what is a trip hammer?"
"It's the hammer, my son, that your
ma leaves on the carpet when she hangs
up a picture." Detroit Free Press.
The first hand firearms cost about t30
St Vitus' Dance.
THE MODERN TREATMENT.
Little Mabel Dorety Cared of St. rilm
wan after four Pbyslclane had la
eSTectmaUy Treated the Case.
(front the Xiagara Fall Review.)
Being told that the eiebt-vear old daughter
of Mrs. Dorety, Ontario Avenue, had b.eo
miraculously cured ot St. un dunce, we
decided to investigate the case and asevrtain
the facts. Accordingly we visited her home
when, she related the facts as follow ;
It is about tvro vcirs and a hair since
Mabel was stricken with St. Vitus' dance
causeJ by the weakening eS'ects of la grip;
and rheumatism. Three local physicians
were called in as was also one doctor or con
siderable reputation from Kiazara Fa!!s, N Y.
but in the lace ot the prescriptions ot these
physicians and the best of care, Mabel crew
ram.IlT worse. She could not be left ulnnn
aa instant and was as helpless as an ia:int
as she hnd no control of her limbs at alt. Site
could neither walk without assistance nor
take food or drink. At this staie one of the
attending physicians said, " Mrs. Dorety,
there is no use in my coming here any more.
There is nothing that I know of can be done
for tout little girl."
well matter went on that wav tor a snort
time with no better results till one dav I was
rare the poor child was dving. I remembered
harms; seen accounts ot St. Y itas aance cured
by the use of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for
Pale Pennle and I determined to trv lliein.
I was sk'-ntic-il as to the cft'.-et and oniv tried
them as a la rjort, but was soon njrc'ablr
surprised t the result. In less than three
months she was so much letter that the ureas
disease almost entirely disappeared, and the
pills were discontinued. In a lew montlis,
however, she showed that the symptoms had
not be?n entirely eradicated from her system,
so I hnd her attain commence the nse of t'.ie
Pink Pills. I feel certain that all traces ol
the awful malady will be swept away, for she
goes to school now and we have not tnsli'lit
est anxietv in lcavins her alone. Dr. Wil
liams rink Tills are ccrtainlv a errand reme
dy and t would not be without tlieai nnder
anv consideration, for I think ther are worth
their weight in gold, as in my little girl's
case they nave been true to all they adver
tise, l am only too glad to let otners Know
of this miraculons cure through the use of
Dr Williams' Pink Pills."
Dr. Williams I'inK rills contain, in a con
densed form, all the elements necessary to
give new lite ana nenness to tue DiuoJ and
restore shattered nerves. 1 bey are also a
specific for troubles peculiar to female i, such
as suppressions, irregularities and all forms
of weakness. They build np the blind and
restore the clow of health to lalc and sallow
cheeks. In men they effect a radical cure
in all cases arising tram mental worry, over
work or excesses of whatever nature. I'inU
Pills are sold in boxes (never in loose bmk
at 50 cents a box or six boxes for $2.50, and
mar be had of all druggists, or direct by
mail from Dr. Williams' Medicine Company,
Bcnenectady, a. x. .
Made a well
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stnt'L-ra m ae batsl cnn-
Smtmu DiMoMa. VaIHii Men
Pmr Li.SlcepI KttfntlY Kail
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Savoa imitatUm. bnt insist oa bavina- frtPAIHS, If
year dninlit ana not got it. we will send It prepaid.
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visama' aex mill
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Don t let droCKist Impose a worth leas an batltuts on
yo icmn Itylelds a greater profit. Insist on bar.
liw PKCFCaf aVKkVBm, or send for It.
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ibP TKE 1 TO 4 CAY CUSE
is pilfering in your bin, and you
permit ft. A cooking stove that "has
to be overfed to br? coaxed to cook
at all, and dumps if s coal without
digesting it is a downright robber.
saves food and fuel enough in two years to pay
for itself. All parts unbreakable steel and malle
able iron. It's heat can't escape. - A quick and
even baker. You can learn an about the Majestic
Cooking Range at our store.
The Majestic Is Such a saver that It
pays to discard a cast Iron stove foronea
1515 Second Avenue,
Connelly a Connelly,
Attorneys at Law.
Kxmd Boor, OTW.SnteaMn Lyadal
Jackson Ac Hurst,
Attorneys at Law.
ornes la Book Ialaad HaUeaal Bask feoUdlag.
a. a. swsassf .
Sweeney Ac Walker,
Attorneys sad Councillors at Law
OOea la Baacston'i Block.
Charles J. Seaxle,
Attorney at Law.
Lea brutneM of aU kinds pfomptly attandad
o, Biataa Attorney of Kocc island
Offlee, PottoO Block.
IXcEnlry Ac lldSniry,
Attorney! at Law.
good isearltii aw eallae-
ranoa, Ml Id
Drack Ac Kernt,
Architects and Superintendents.
Snaan 91. Mitchell at Lynda IrallAina- Second
Geo. P. Standohar,
Plans oad Mponntaoaoaes for all elaas of
tn uuafa. Kooau aa ana auteauai 14 aa
DUUcUBC. Ta a amio.
Dr. W. H IitidewJg,
Specialist of Eye, Ear, Nose
Oflee tn Tremana's new baUdlnc. corner Bar- I
enxeenio street ana TBira avenue, atoca isiano.
Teiepnon so. iuob.
Dr. Chas- V. Robertson,
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Only.
Office, Watttakat Block, soatkwsst cermet
fblrt sad Brady atraeta. pa'eapoil. Iowa
Ro-anelTandlS. Bonrsi Stella, salted p. a.
Dr John E Hawthorne,
Hew Dental Parlors, over Harts Cueaaeyer s
Drag store. Third eseane and Twentieth street.
The latest appotntasenU for skilled dental work.
Henry Gaetje, Prop.,
Cat Flowers and Designs of all
City store, MOT Second arena. Telephone 1810.
rwlHTt.niH T he fraided by this lady's
experience. 1 nousanraa ditc,
the same means found new life and health.
kaM sad aa sssa f ar sal ysars. 1
aa iaas ef fear nasties sane mm
as. aoaaos DUTToa.
A majority of the women of crrry con-
a unity, anner rrom aonae ions
Many are bouelcaa tnalila. For tnear
I cotnptainta there ia one abaotajtdy eaic
I ana evre liraimrni. . mi .'.. -locally
end M rrtle Tonic to build np the
health. Price $1 each.
Mild case nerd Wild Olirc alone. Srrerc
I one awed both. Thie coanrooai.etnec
I nla. anneala to tn aenae ol an. oaoes
I can rare tbemaelTcs at home. Relief
I quick. Cure pcrmanant. Bold every-
C A MPf PZ ! sotb aed fcelpral.
bsatrnctiTe Treatise can 1
I be had of a or our CDUE
VICTOR MEDICAL ASSK, : i
OVTN dcpui lira. m xm ;
. VI i
Mas. M. J. Sargmt, Agent,
UU ThulytavuiihM.,'.TwUtUi est, hock Island
ZZnesinQ d HocSt
Bepresentinz among other time-tried
and well known Fire Insurance Com-
paniei the following:
Bocaeetof Genua. las Oo Bocbeati, BT T
Weatcbeater Fir " .Haw Tork
BnSalo Geraaa M ....Boltajo, R T
BDTinaT Gordon " ...... ..PbiladelDhia
I German Fir Peoria, 111
Bew Hanp Mrs snchester B U
MUwaakMMacaanles'4 ....... BUwaokeo, Wis
Security Mew Hares, Coca
Office Corner Eighteenth street
and Second Avenue, second floor.
Telephone No. 1017.
"The Old Reliable"
HAYES 4k CLEAVELAND,
Representing over Forty Million
Dollars of Cash Assets.
FIRE, LIFE, TORNADO. ACCI
DENT, MARINE, EMPLOY
Bonds of Suretyship.
Office Bengstoa'a block. Bock Island, 0
Been re oar rates; they will Interest yoa.
J. M. BUFORD,
T old Tj tad TlBO-triod Ooaialas
LCaSss FrenptlY P&iflL
mesas tow as say tenable eaaapaay can aaa
Toer Patranae to eetlctted.
B J. W3.
Buy, Sell and Manage "
property. Collect Rents. -The
old fire and time
tried company repre
sented. Rates as low
as any reliable company
I Yonr Patronaee is Solicited. .
Office 1820, Second At. "
Harper Boaa Block.
Bathi ot all kinda, including
Turkish, plain, shampoo, else,
trie, electro-thermal, etc., may
be obtained at the Sanitarium
Bath Booms, on the first floor of
the Harper House.
For Ladies Front a. m. to
IS m. oa week days For Gen
tlemen From p. m. to 10 p.rn.
on week days On Sundays the
rooms will be open from 7 a. m.
to 11 a. m. for Gentlemen only.
Electric and Electro-thermal
baths may be obtained at ant
time daring business hours.
Gymnasium connected with bttU
The only aafe. Bore and
reliable Female Pill ever
offered to Ladies. Espe
cially refxmuaentled to
anarried Ladiea, Ask tor
and take no other. Sbvd ron crnctxa a.
nice tl.00 per box, boxes for $5.M.
tinU by T. M. Thaaue, dtoiat.