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THE AKGrTJS, SATURDAY, 3IAY 23, 1903.
Thrilling Adventure of Utuo
Americans In the Wild
' of Yucatan.
James Calderwood and James Mc
Crindle, two expert sugar men from
New York, who are in charge of a sug
ar plantation in Yueutan for Don Eu
eebio Escalante, one of the organizers
of the consolidated railroads of Yuca
tan, had an experience on the planta
tion a short time ago which will give
them something to talk about for the
remainder of their days.
The plantation is Quite a distance
inland, and among the employees are
a large number of Maya Indians, who
are sometimes a trille unruly. The
cook on the plantation is a Yucatecau,
and one of the Indians had taken quite
a dislike to him. One day for some
slight provocation one of the Indians
decided to stab the cook, and as he was
about to commit the deed Calderwood
caught sight of him.
The American seized a hatchet and
with one blow knocked the Indian
down aud temporarily disabled him.
But by this time the confusion had at
tracted the attention of the other Indi
ans, who, seeing that one of their num
ber had been injured by Calderwood,
immediately started out for revenge.
Calderwood had no weapon with him
and started to run for a high platform
which was near and against which a
ladder was placed. Doing fleet of foot
and quick of action, he soon gained the
top of the platform. McCrlndle fol
lowed him closely. As soon as the two
had gained the top of Hie platform they
removed their means of ascent. The
Indians then commenced to throw
stones and other missiles at Calder
wood, but the Spaniard shielded hira
with his body, and he was not injured.
Near the high platform was the office
of the company, a thatched roof affair,
with a canvas for a ceiling. Upon this
the two men sprang and, working their
way through the roof, secreted them
selves between the thatched roof and
the canvas. The Indians immediately
made for the office building, and, en
tering, they searched all around, but
were unable to find them. They at last
decided that he must have crawled into
a large safe which was in the office and
shut the door.
They tried the safe door, but were
unable to open it. They then decided
to build a fire around it and roast them
alive. In a short time they had col
lected a large quantity of wood and
piled it around the safe. Just as they
were ready to touch the match to it one
of the clerks came in and told the In-
C A LDBBWOOD KNOCKED THE INDIAN
dians that the Americans were not in
the safe, and to prove his assertions hn
ran the combination, opened the door
and showed the Indians that it was en
In the meantime Calderwood and Mc
Crlndle had made good use of the di
version and had taken to the woods
which were near by. After the Indians
had searched the building again they
started a general search of the prem
ises, which took them some time. But
their 8ea?ch proved fruitless, and,
thinking that Calderwood would re
turn soon, they gave up the hunt.
Scourge of Wbooplng Cough.
Up to the year 1900 whooping cough
had been absolutely unknown in New
Guinea, but once the Infection seized
the luckless natives it developed in a
fashion new to medical science. It at
tacked fully JjO per cent of all the na
tires and proved fatal in over seventy
cases in a hundred. .
The natives of New Guinea do not
believe that death can be the result of
any natural cause, but credit it to &om9
unknown enemy. Consequently wheo
whooping cough attacks a village the.
local sorcerer is at once consulted, and
he generally designates some neighbor
ing tribe as the culprit. A midnight
massacre results and adda to the al
ready awful mortality.
How the Serla Poison Arrows.
A wound from the arrow of a Seri
Indian usually causes death because
the arrows are always poisoned. It is
said that the natives prepare their poi
son by allowing a rattlesnake to bite a
piece of deer meat and then dipping
their arrows Into the meat after It lias
become thoroughly, inoculated.
I," too, wlshied to kt!l myself.
I.had'just-learnedfthe sadi new -that
I beganltollook.for aLrope. At last
foundit and,putting ltlintotmy pocket.!
went.out.ofthelhotel inithe .direction'
of a small wtood. Thereat behind! inter
lacing leaves, I knew of a retreat
which was a perfectly discreet? corner
in which to die.
On the way I though of Bertha.
That must have been hername, ,1 re-
vaediher from the bottomlor mysoui.
Thrn I lookedat the (rope, -measured it
andtried. its (powers iof resDstance. It
was Vnot. exactly the sort of rope I
should havei chosen. It appeared short
and i not stot enongh. I was annoyed.
Onedoes notvrealizc Low much a vexa
tiont of this vsort influences (the course
of one's ideas.
Still, another annoyance. On reach
ingtthe spot I hadichosenI was disa
greeably surprised to see It occupied
byxamother. A person-whoso back only
I cow Id see was engaged in throwing a
ropeover a branch labove him, the very
branch that I should have chosen.
"Mbat are you dotag there?" I asked.
UeVturned around.' "What does that
matter to you?"
"Don't'think thatll cannotrgucss your
Intenstions," I cried.
"If 'I do wish to commit suicide, that
only concerns myself."
I looked at him. He was a good sort
of fellow an open countenance, a sym
pathetic look, an interesting pallor.
Guessing him to be the victim of a
misplaced" attachment, I .added, "For a
"Sir!" cried' he.
"roor,fooir I thought "Heds going
to take V her part. All lovers are the
The stranger kvopt silence.
"Would you like a little advice?" X re
marked. "Leave, your rope here." I
had noticed that it was a better one
than mine. "Go home. Some tlay you
will thank me."
He shook his hreid. I wish' to die.
Do you know wbatibas befallenime?"
"I can guess."
"No, you cannot guess. A woman
whom I adore, sir, for whom"
And he recounts his history.
Strange! It was absolutely my own.
This resemblance made me thoughtful.
"Your silence means approval." said
Charles. I had just llearned that his
name was Charles.
"Not at all," I exclaimed. .for I did
not wish to appear like a turncoat.
"There is notliing inyour story wtoich
justifies this piece of rope." For
Charles began to interest me.
"Why do you imagine that you have
been worse treated than others who are
"They arenot jilted so humiliutingly
as I was." , ,
"Pardon." " 1 A . " I f $
"Oh, so!" ; .
"Yes. indeed." ' 1 1 '
"Yes. I know something alxmit It.
You can get even with her by making
love to some one else. There are many,
better girls than she."
"Better than she! Impossible!"
"Yes. At first one thinks as you do,
but your ideas will have changed in a
My language appeared to me so much
that of wisdom that gradually it gave
me pleasure to listen to it. I continued:
"What good will it do you to die?
Just tell me that. Either she is heart
less or she is not. If she is" i
"Oh, she has no heart."
"Naturally she has not Your death,
then, will only flatter her. Yes, Charles,
she will also regard you as a fool, and
she will be right."
I was becoming eloquent. The fact is
that for the last few moments I had
realized that I was defending my own
cause. All that I ought to have said to
myself I was saying to Charles to my
friend Charles for I loved him with
all the affection that he was giving me
back for myself. I put so much convic
tion into my words that Charles fell
into my arms.
"Do with me what you.will," he cried.
"Well." I replied, with a sigh that
betrayed hunger, "let us breakfast."
I led him back to the hotel. Emotion
is exhausting, and we were both of us
When we were at the well appointed
table and had feverishly, devoured two
or three mouthfuls of food, washed
down by some good dry Bordelals, we
looked at one another In silence, and
our eyes said, "Well, Is life worth liv
ing?" "If you had not met me" sighed
Charles, his heart overflowing with
And, although I said nothing, I
thought the same thing.
"Do you know," continued the young
man, "it was a marvelous piece of
chance that brought you to that part of
the wood where you met me. Ah," he
remarked suddenly, "what were you
doing there so early in the morning?"
I could not help blushing. "You will
probably not believe it" I replied. , "I
was going to hang myself."
"Ah, bah!" My companion burst out
laughing and cried, "That is an excel
And we drank one another's health.
From the French.
A Care For Earache.
An old fashioned remedy for earache
Is well worth remembering when one
has the care of little children, as a few
drops of the juice of a roasted onion
will Instantly relieve the pain, accord
ing to good authority, as the sufferer
invariably falls into a refreshing sleep
and awakes free from pain. Wrap the
onion in heavy wet paper and roast it
as quickly as possible, covering It with
coals If this method Is practical. In a
,very short time It will be tender, and
the Juice may be squeezed out into a
spoon and while warm dropped into
the ear. . L
OfTtlfni On l2)P!lf?t of $5'00 .each to be given to
HI1 Hi Ul OlD-lSy) the School Children off America
School Children's Competitive Advertising Contest No. 30
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foreve vJvas e"d A o &s'
This sketch was made by Janet Boss, ago
9, McKinley School, Keokuk, Iowa.
We give a cash prize of $3.00 for any
drawing of this character whirh we accept
and use." All school children can compete. Full
instructions will be found on inside of each
package of Egg-0-See, telling what ta do to get
the prize and how to make the drawings.
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such us is usually sold for 15 cents. The largest food mill in the world, w ith the most approved lalor-sa ing
machinery, enables us to make the best llaked wheat food at this lower price.
ask Ytorit ;k i:i; i ou Tin; ;ui:i:. icka;e.
If your grocer does not Keep it, send us his name and H cents and we will send you a package, prepaid.
Address all communications to llattle Creek I'.reakfast Food Company, Quincv, 111.
Of a &.cmance
4rSo, there Isn't any romance left In
the world. Do you know Kosalie Glm
ble?" " Ye.'?
"Well. Uosnlie was in a crowded car
and had to stand up."
"I thought Kosalie was handsome."
She looks very well afteV dark,' but
this was at 4 o'clock in the afternoon,
and she had been to the bargain coun
ter rush and was a little tired. And
when IJosalie is tired she shows it so
in her face. Well, there she was dingle
dangling from a strap and you know
how short she is. Her toes didn't much
more than touch tin? floor, and she
weighs all of 170. And just then the
car gave a lurch and the strap broke,
and Kosalie sat right down on such a
handsome young man: Wasn't that a
lovely beginning for a romance? Of
course Kosalie was all blushes as she
struggled to her feet and apologized so
sweetly. And the young man got right
up and made room for her. ajid Kosalie
said. Oh, thank you so much" aud the
young man said. I only regret that I
didn't give you the seat sooner." And
Kosalie noticed that he said it with a
kind of groan and that ho limped badly
as he walked back, and then she heard
him ask the conductor to let him off at
the first doctor's oflice. Wasn't that a
"I should say It was!"
"Well, she got a little satisfaction
out of it. She nsked the railroad wm
pany for $.Vi because the strap broke,
and they gave her $t? and told her to
diet and grow taller." Cleveland Plain
Rolert, aged six. was quite an adept
at drawing. One day he was visiting
with his mother in the home of a
neighbor whose little son, George, was
making a very crude picture of a
house. Incoming discouraged, he ask
ed Kobert to show him how. While the
two boys were thus engaged George's
father said to him:
"Now, if you would take pains as
Robert does you could draw nicely
On their return home Robert, with
his hands pressed lightly upon his
"Mamma. I did take pains when I
was drawing that picture for George,
and I have them yet." Little Chronicle.
Tfee three Swedish pioneers of Min
nesota, Oscar Roo8, Carl Fernstrom
and August Sandam, have just had a
monument erected to their memory at
Now Sfandla. jNIJnn.
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your digestive organs and liver
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TKe Secret of How to Obtain
Health v ve
Is found in Dr. Walsh's successful treatment for chronic, nervous and pri
vate diseases of both sexes. Thousands who were afflicted with chronic
diseases and who failed to find relief elsewhere Lave been permanently
eured by Dr. Walsh during the nine years he has been located in Daven
port. That is one of the best reasons if you are sufferinp; from any chron
ic disease and want to get ured, why you should take his treatment.
DR. J. E. WALSH,
Formerly of Chicago,
St. Anthony's Hospital.
DR. WALSH CURES WHEN OTHERS FAIL
Exhaustive drains, sleeplessness,
weakness of men, failing memory,
mental delusions, or any other condi
tion due to nervous exhaustion.
Dyspepsia, Asthma, Bronchitis, Scrof
ula, Piles, Syphilis, Blood, Kidney,
Liver and- Skin Diseases, quickly and
Ia a frequent cause of nervous and
physical decline. Why treat months
with others when we can positively
cure you in irom one to three treatments?
ONLY CURABLE CASES TAKEN
dreds cured by mail. 11 ours: - 0 to
day, 11:30 to 1:30 p. in.
Is nature's remedy. When sientifl
cally applied it soothes, strengthen!
and invigorates. Twenty years expe
rience has made Dr. Walsh a mast;
of this method of curing chronic dis
cases. Electricity is the most power
ful curative agent known in all dis
eases peculiar to women, nervout
exhaustion, rheumatism, neuralgia
paralysis, constipation, nervous dyt
pepsia, backache, headache, palpita
tion of the heart, etc.
If you cannot call, write. Hun
12 a. m., 2 to 5 and 7 to 8 p. m.; Sun
Office McCullough Building. 124 West Third Stree.
DR. J. E. WALSH,
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Some people think anything will I for the little ones, but that
is where they make a serious mistake. Don't ruin your children's
feet by putting poorly made, ill-fitlin";, cheap shoes on thorn. We
have jnt received the iincst line of children's, misses, bovs and
youths' shoes we ever had and have them in all styles, prices and
We Call Attention to a Few
Misses kid welt patent tip Child's kid w elt pa tent tip shoes
shoes sizes 11',;. 1 "7 C sizes s. r r
to. Z ". I. O 1o 11 ..." Loll
-Mies medium extension sole Child's kid patent tips, medium
shoe, a great school -t r-" extension sole, the best wearing
shoe, sizes 11 to 2 laOU shoes made, Q"
Little Gent's box calf and plump sizes Si, to li libO
kid, medium extension sole, just Little Ladies' kid. liicdiuui hrsivy
like papas. Cf sole, patent tip shoe -j ff
sizes JO to 13 livJU sizes G to K IUU
Remember our new quarters are
1705 Second Avenue.
Next door to Folsom's Jewelry Store.
C. C. TBKNT, Manager.
IUH K ISLAM), ILL.
VEHICLES 6, BICYCLES
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Prices Lower Than Anywhere Else.
Very Low One Way and Round Trip Rate to
the Northwest via the
One-way colonist tickets on sale until
Round trip homeseekers' tickets on sale
first and third Tuesdays, April, May and
June, at the rate of one fare plus $2 for
For information write at once to
Charles S. Fee, G. P. & T. A.
St. Paul, Minn.
Now Is The Time....
to paper your rooms. We have a largre assortment of
both cheap and. high grade papers, which avc are telling
at the lowest prices in the city. We also have a. large ami m,
complete force of workmen. All kinds of painting and
papering promptly attended to and satisfaction guarau-
PAR.IDON CSL SON.
Themes Old Union 13; new 5213. 419 Seventeenth St. X
FI- 5 M MIT T TTR M O V
Veterinary Surgeon and Dentist.
g Graduate of MeKillip'a Veterinary College, Chicago, IU.
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