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tCopyright. 1902, by the S. S. McClure
Lazily Unyard watched the blue
coated figure toiling slowly up the bill
from the station. AVho, .be wondered,
had sent a town messenger out to
Woodcrest? lie was half tempted to
rise and meet the lad, but the June day
had an enervating breath, and, besides,
the note might be f or1 Clifford.
Clifford owned AVoodcrest, and Lin
yard had only run down for the week
end. Presently the boy's slow feet
crunched upon the gravel walk. Clif
ford stepped out through the library
"Bet the cigars it's for you. Walt," he
suggested, "or, better still, from Jane
Unyard flushed, though he tried to
speak carelessly as he said, "I'Jl take
you, for there's no such luck."
The boy was at the step .now, and
both? men reached out their bands.
'Fbr Mr. Walter LInyard," the
youngster said as he reached out a
square envelope addressed in a hand
that caused Lanyard's heart to beat
Clifford chuckled. I win," he de
clared. And LInyard, deep in perusal
of his letter, could nly nod assent.
The eager face turned to blank aston
ishment, however, as he read. When
he reached the familiar signature, he
.began and read it all over again and
then burst out:
"This is quite beyond me!"
"Any way I can help, old man?"
LInyard thrust the letter in his hand,
and this is what Clifford read:
Town. June 5.
My Dear Mr. LInyard Forgive me for
. my refusal to answer you when you did
me the honor a week ago of asking me to
marry you. I will have to explain the pe
; cullar position in which I am placed.
When I made my debut In society last
fall, my aunt, who. as you know, has been
both father and mother to me. made me
promise that I would accept no proposal
until the end of my first season, and now
tnat tne season is ended x nna myseir in
a dilemma. There are seven men among
whom I really cannot decide. You are
one of the seven.
I have therefore decided to leave the
decision in the hands of fate and the en
terprise of those who seek my hand. I
am leaving on the American liner today.
and I will accept the first proposal to
reach me from one of the seven.
Letters similar to this will be delivered
half an hour after the steamer sails to
the other six, so that you may all have
an even chance. It rests with you. Faith
fully yours. JEANXETTE URTON.
Clifford handed back the letter, with
a low whistle. "Can't say I blame her
much, though," he remarked. "She was
by far the prettiest debutante of the
Beason, and the chaps of our set dre so
much alike It's hard to choose between
them. Going in to win?"
LInyard nodded, then squared his
shoulders reassuringly as he said, "I'm
. going to cable Queen6town to . catch
the steamer in the channel."
"That will be nice," returned Clifford
comfortingly. "By that time she will
have had time to write letters to four
but of the other five telling tfiem the
lucky man got his wireless telegram
Bjboard at Nantucket."
LInyard gritted his teeth. Then he
turned to his friend desperately. "See
here; I've simply gqt to get my proposal
in first. How can I do it?"
But Clifford sat there in a brown
study. Suddenly his friend's face
brightened. "Let's go bluefishing on
the Ariel," he said quickly. And Clif
ford, .with the light of sudden under
standing on his face, nodded an assent.
Late that afternoon there was a com
motion on the bridge of the New York.
Not far ahead a schooner yacht acted
as though bent on self destruction by
persistently getting in the steamer's
way. The first officer reached for the
As the hoarse notes boomed out
across the water the yacht displayed
the signal flags for "I want to speak to
you," and a minute later, with engines
stopped, the huge steamer lay to.
"New York, ahoy!" hailed the yachts
man through the megaphone. "Is Miss
Burton on board?"
There was a wild scramble among
the passengers lining the rail. Present
Iv a slender crirlish fltnire mmmtwl the
"This. is Miss Burton," shouted the
first officer, indicating her with his
Clear and sharp came back the reply:
"This is Mr. LInyard. I want to know
if she will marry me?"
A cheer went up from the crowded
deck. Then the answer rang back as
clearly, "She says she will."
"Tell her Ii leave on Saturday's
steamer. Thanks and goodby."
A very much oisgustea omcer reacnea
for the Indicator and pulled it viciously
to "full speed ahead."
On deck the Ariel, Linyard turned
Joyfully to his friend. "Jim," he said
fervently, "there are times when a
schooner yacht beats even wireless te
legraphy. Let's go below and offer up
' i:.t.. A
EFF,S W. SARGENT.
V Blaster of the Situation.
"It seems to me," said the man from
the east, "that you stand a great deal
more from that man who just left you
than you would from anybody else."
"Yes," answered Piute Pete. ''We've
got to. Lie's one'of our usefulest citi
zens, and if he gets arrogant be knows
he's in a place where we can't resent
it, -'cause if anybody got the drop on
him It would' stump us for shore." '
"Who is her"
J "The only undertaker in 200 miles."
Washington Star. ,v-
; Mamma Why, Willie, you asked for
two pieces of candy and you got them.
Aren't you satisfiecr?
Wilile-TrNo'm I ain't. . You gave up
bo easy I'm Jest "klckin myself 'cause
I didn't astfou for more. Philadelphia
COUNTY TEMPLE. ' ,
22. Mary E. Stewart to Isaae A:
Minteer, nYx lots 7 and 8, block 2,
South Moline. $372.62.
Josiah O. (.amble to William. J.
Stewart, part wya se4 (8.133 acres),
3, 17, lw, $1.
Amanda A. Bernard to William J.
Stewart, part w2 se4 (8.133 acres),
3, 17, lw, $3,500.
Johanna Masen to Rasmus Masen,
tract by metes and bounds, sw'i 10,
17, lw, $1.
County Clerk to Charles M. Johnson,
tract in frl m?!4 sw4 22, 17, 3w.
Louis Mosenfelrier to Rudolph Koch,
lot 9, block 2, Black Hawk Fourth
, Charles P. Wendt to K. C. Cool, lots
15 and 1G, block 29, Brigham's add.,
Charles Wendt, by heirs, to R. C.
Cool, lots 15 and 10, block 29, Brig
ham's add.,' Cordova, $140.
Lydia Hobart and Lizzie A. Hobart
to Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Railway 'company, w 57 feet, e llfi
feet, lot 1, block G, Original Town'of
Port "Byron, $75. v
William Tillbrook to Chicago, Mil
waukee & St. Paul Railway company,
part n lot 3, block 6, Original Town
of Port Byron, $48.
It. J. Whitted to Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul Railway company, part
lots 2 and 3, block 4, Original Town
of Port Byron, $80.
Annie Geisler to Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul Railway company, part
lots 4 and 5, block 4, Original Town of
Port Byron, $75, v
Aug. 25. Herman Roesger to Arno
Bufe, part lots "and 8, Henry Dier-
oli's add., Moline, $1,125.
20 J. M. rarmelee to B. M. Tewks-
bury. s assessor's hit 3, se',4 22, 10,
Mary O. B. Kelso to- Gust "V. Lind-
blone, lot 0, block 3, Giber's Second
add.. Rock Island, $1.
John B. Zimmer to Rust A. Lind-
blooin, lot 18, block 2, Guyer's Second
add.. Rock Island, $350.
Louis Mosenfelder to Frederick C.
Bricke, lots 17 and 18, block 1. Black
Hawk Fourth add.. Rock Island. $900.
Thomas Campbell to Oscar Hand,
lot 34, Campbell's add., Rock Island,
Aug. 27. Kliza Devore to A. O.
Brewster, lot 3, block 3, Tort Byron,
J. W. Simonson to A. (. Brewster,
lots 11 and 12. block 11, Old Town of
Port Byron, $500.
Eliza Devore to A. G. Brewster, lot
G. and s 16 feet lot 5. block 5, Original
Town of Port Byron, $1,200.
A. H. Wendt to A. G. Brewster, lot
4, and n 32 feet lot 5, block 5, Old
Town of Port Byron, $1.
Gust Ed to Bernhard Teitink, lot 30,
block 97, East Moline. $325.
David W. Hunt to Eliphaiet C. Hunt,
lots 8, 9 and 10, block 2, Midway,
South Moline, $900.
Aug. 28. George Bopes to Charles
A. Bopes, wy4 se4, e sw4, 31, 10,
3w, $1,500. .
I. B. Candor to Charles A. Bopes,
w4 seVi, e swVi, 31, 16, 3w, $1,500.
Sarah B. Lininger to Katherine
Bopes, xv tg seV4, Ys swVi. 31, 16, 3w,
EIlena'B. Lee to Katherine Bopes,
w,a V. Mr sw4, 31, 16. 3w, $1,500.
Isaac A. Minteer to Catherine Min
teer, nYi lots 7 and 8, block 4, South
Adolph Altig to Mary E. Stewart,
lot 4, block 4, Stewart's add.. South
Dysentery Cared Without the Aid of m Doe
"I am just up from a hard spell of
flux" (d3-sentery) says T. A. Pinner,
a well known merchant of ,Drum
mond, Tenn.' "I used one small bot
tle of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy' and was cur
ed without having a doctor. I con
sider it the best cholera medicine in
the world." "There is no need of em
ploying a doctor when this remedy is
used,, for no doctor can prescribe a
better medicine for bowel complaint
in any form either for children or
adults. .It never fails and is pleasant
to take. For sale by all druggists.
Ts My Friends.
It is with joy I tell you what Kodol
did for me. I was troubled with my
stomach for several months. Upon
being advised to use Kodol, I did so,
and words cannot tell the good it has
done me. A neighbor had dyspepsia
so that he had tried most everything.
I told him to use Kodol. Words' of
gratitude have come to me from him
because I recommended it. George
W. Fry, Viola, Iowa. Health and
strength of mind and body depend on
tho stomach and normal activity of
the digestive organs. Kodol, the great
reconstructive tonic, cures all stom
ach and bowel troubles, indigestion,
dyspepsia. Kodol digests any food
you eat. Take a dose after meals.
A Necessary Precaution.
Don't neglect a cold. It is worse
than unpleasant. It is dangerous. By
using One Minute Cough Cure you can
cure it at once. Allays inflammation,
clears the head, soothes and strength
ens the mucous membrane. Cures
coughs, croup, throat and lung trou
bles. Absolutely safe. Acts immedi
ately. Children like it. All druggists.
Madame, in reply to your note will
say, give your children Rocky Moun
tain Tea. Keeps them well all the
time. 33 cents. T. II. Thomas phar-
, Scrofula, salt rheum, erysipelas and
other, distressing eruptive i diseases
yield quickly and permanently to the
eleansing, purifying power of Bur
dock Blood Bitters.
. I am a boiler maker by trade, and.
as the especial work I have usually
been engaged in is repairing, most of
my time when at work has been spent
inside the iron cylinder. People brought
Into frequent contact with any partic
ular danger soon become careless in
providing against It. The danger in
being Inside a boiler or boiler casing
Is that some one will "fire up" without
giving you a chance to get out. But it
always seemed to me that the constant
noise attendant upon boiler repairing
would keep the outside world advised
of the repairer's presence within. And
so it would If the noise were kept up.
One morning I was called upon to re
pair the boilers of a large iron steamer,
She was to go on her regular trip the
next day, and it was essential that the
job should be finished in time. Unfortu
nately I had just had such another job
and had been at work without any
sleep for twenty-four hours. I went
into the steamer's boilers at S o'clock
in -the morning, and at midnight, when
all on board except the watchman were
asleep, I was still at work. I had very
nearly finished when I was so tired
that I had to rest before putting In the
last rivets and sat down for the pur
pose. That was the last I had of conscious
ness till I heard a sharp clang. Great
heavens! I had gone to sleep! It was
inornlng, a fire had been built, and the
noise I had heard was the furnace
door being shut after the lighting of
I didn't need time to become thor
oughly awake. The instinct of self
preservation was quite enough to ac
complish that. Seizing a hammer, I
struck lustily on the Iron casing. The
fireman would doubtless have heard
me had he not gone out of the boiler
room as soon as he hud lighted the fire.
How could he have been so careless
as not to assure himself that the re
pairing had ended and the repairer
gone? Doubtless he had come on duty
in, the morning and, finding everything
quiet, supposed the boiler ready for
use. At any rate, no one heard me, for
there was no one near enough to hear.
Soon I began to feel a warmth in the
iron. I must either be roasted or scald
ed. .Which would it be? The dreadful
alternative flashed through my mind,
then gave place to the formation of
some plan by which I might escape.
Had I been in full possession of my
faculties I might have conjured up a
dozen plans, but I was so terror strick
en I could not think. My brain was
Hark: What is that roaring? The
newly kindled fire.
Bushing madly from one point to an
other of my small prison, I felt eagerly
for some weak spot, knowing that
there was no weak spot, for I had re
paired every one. Then I agaluraUd.
blows. on the iron, though I was aware
that it was all bricked up, and even if
the engineer or fireman had come in it
was not probable he would hear me.
Then I sat down and raved. I knew
not whether I was the more terrified
at the roaring of the fire or the hissing
of the steam, which was beginning to
spit at me through certain vents like so
many angry serpents.
Hotter grew the iron, more venom
ous the jets of steam. I was no lon
ger able to press my hand against the
former and knew that if I came in
contact with the latter I would be
scalded. Fortunately I had heavy soles
on my boots, au,d these enabled me
still to stand on the hot metal.
It is said that drowning people pass
their whole lives in review. Why this
does not pertain to people dying other
deaths I do not know. It certainly
pertained to me. It seemed as If my
childhood and my youth were illumi
nated as by a flash of lightning. And
yet the most vivid as well as the most
melancholy picture was my wife and
children receiving the announcement
of my death. This brought a new rav
ing. I shouted, pounded the hot Iron
with my fist, which was blistered by
the touch; rushed frantically about the
narrow inclosure, indeed was rapidly
becoming insane. Perhaps it was the
realization that I was losing my reason
which caused me to make an effort
to keep It.
What is it that keeps ideas out of
our heads till it Is well nigh too late to
take advantage of them, then suddenly
thrusts, thein upon us to intensify our
despair? All of a sudden I remem
bered the few rivets that' remained for
me to put In. Seizing a sledge, I
rushed to the place where these rivets
were missing and began to rain blows
Upon the place to make a break. Had
I time I might succeed, but the place
was filling with .steam, and I must
soon perish from scalding. Giving a
few last blows, I renounced all hope,
expecting momentarily to fall against
the hot iron, when I heard the rasping
sound of a latch lifted, a door opened,
and I saw the excited face of the engi
neer at the opening. I made one dash
for the aperture, fell through It and
fainted on the bricks before the fur
nace. Had I not given the last blows on
the pot where the rivets had not been
put in I should have perished in a few
minutes. The engineer at that moment
came in to begin oiling the engine,
heard the blows and barely opened the
door In time to enable me to sav my
life. i v
This was my last job of boiler mend
ing. Often since then I have been of
fered high wages to go into these
places, with the promise of a perfect
watch while engaged inside, but have
always declined. I do not fear a re
currence of my terrible experience, but
am unable to bear the horror brought
back by being within the Iron inclo
sure. EVAN M'ALISTER. .
Eft B fr1 WJ MUUM
I WILL BE UnHVyfiW-MWS
TO SMOKERS OF THE '
M THE WORLD!
wn.ru v Xfssszt wssisi -uh.iwr
will the United States collect Taxes, on
during the Month of December, 1902?
(Cigar bearing $3.00 per thousand tax.)
4ft wTi'"i -vri TVinT" e 2ven in January, 1903, to the persons whose estimates
5U!JUCF are nearest to the number of cigars on which $3.00 tax per
thousand is paid during the month of December, 1902, as shown by the total sales of
stamps made by the United States Internal Revenue Department during December, 1902.
Distribution will made &.s follows:
....(1) person estimating the closest
.....2 persons whose estimates are next closest..... ($3,500.00 each)..
5 persons whose estimates are next closest ($1,000.00 each)
....10 persons whose estimates are next closest. ($500 00 each)
....20 persons whose esitmates are next closest ($250.00 each)
....25 persons whose estimates are next closest ($100.00 each)
...50 persons whose estimates are next closest.... ..($50.00 each)
...100 persons whose estimates are next closest ($25.00 each)
.2.000 persons whose estimates aie next closest ($10.00 each)
.8,000 persons whose estimates are next closest ($5.00 each)....
30,000 persons whose estimates are next closest we will send
- to each one oox oi av iremo vujars nuue per uoxj. ,
$5,000.00 In cash
Every 100 bands from above named cigars will entitle you to four estimates.
v (Ooe Flocodoca " bind counting as two bands from the 5 cent eipan mentioned; and no lets
i than 100 bands will be received at any ooe time for estimates.)
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Information wbtch may be cf value in making estimates: tlie number of Cigars now bearing $3.00 Tax per thousand, or which Stamps
were' purchased, appears below
In December. 1900. 467,092,203 Cigars.
December. 1901. 479.312,170 "
January, 1902. V 496.983.717 "
February, J903. 445.495.4S3
In March, 1802,
- April. 1902,
SI 6.599,027 Cigars.
In case of tie In estimates, the amount offered will be divided equally among those entitled to it. Distribution of the awards- will be
made a soon after January 1st, 1903 aa the figures are obtainable from tho Internal Revenue Department of the United States for December.
Write your full name and Post Office Address plainly on packages containing bands. The Postage, or Express charges on your package
xnust be fully prepaid, in order for your estimate t6 participate.
All estimates under this offer mast be forwarded before December 1st, 1902, to the FLORODCIIA. TAC5 CCttfPANY, Jersey City, N. J.
( You do not lose the value of your bands. Receints will be sent vonfnr vu- Kinds, and these receipts will be lust as
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fevrvrvi as i. iic Dwiut uicniscivca in Kvunn rresenis. vne nana i rum t-iorouora, or two Dan us irom any oi uic "
mentioned above, will count in securing; Presents the same as one tag from Star,' Horse Shoe," 44 Spear Head," 44 Standard
Navy." 44 Old Peach and Honev " 44 J. T.." 44 Master AVorkman." PitvM- HoMcin-k." .Inliv Tar." 44 Boot Jack," "Old
nonesty," 44 Razor," or 44 Planet" Tobacco; or one 44 Sweet Caporal" Cizarette Box Front.
Send each estimate on g'epaf te rtece of pwper. wtth vrror nunc nd addri p'a'nfy written on escti Blank frmg fbr estimate will be mailed upon
Illustrator! Patalnimn f 'PreRenta for 1903 and 1904 will 1x3 rcadv for ri;f-r;ii,tlr. nVwont. OrtnVx-r 1st. 1902. and will be mailed on
uf1' kd cents, or tea tooacco lags, oi iwemy cigar taa&