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r TJtV. ASGUS, SAT UBP AY. FEB BIT ART! 13, 1901
One of the inot common ills afflicting mankind is Itupture, which is a
constant source of discomfort, ffivinp rise to many reflex ailments ag&ra
vated by the wearing of a truss. Greatest danger arises from the fact that
intestines frequently become crowded though the opening in so great a
quantity Jthey cannot be returned. This produces what is known as "strangu
lated rupture." causing the most excruciating agony, and if not relieved
in a few hours Li fatal. The only means of relieing a stubborn strangula
tion i to cut open the abdomen; enlarge the opening with a knife and re
tun the protruded portion. Thi in itself is a dangerous operation and
many times falaL
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DOCTOR WKAY, week. A cure is made in CO days.
Ill East Third St., Davenport, Jowa.
It Costs You Nothing Unless You Are Cured.
Other physicians charge for treatment. You pay them for every visit
whether you improte or not. I charge only for a cure. If you are not
cured do not pay. and you do not pay until you arc cured. If I was not
perfectly sure of my work I could not do business in this way. 1 would
be out of business in two months. Instead of that I have been establish
ed in Jowa and. Illinois for 14 years, a nd none of my patrons have ever
Iieen dissatisfied. I have adopted this plan because so many have been
swindlea by quacks and fakirs. I am a regular registered physician, hav
ing practiced medicine '!" years, and the cure of Jlupture in my hands is as
certain as that of a broken limb properly treated.
T rt-.t? Tqo 4-rl Unfortunately many ladies suffer from
i-fCiCll&S 1 rCcilGCl Kupture. All such may consult me with
as much coi.tidcuce and frankness as they would show their family doctor.
J have cured scores of ladies and children, and can furnish names and ad
dressee of many such cases.
Business Proposition LwILTn,,,annda"5uuut,e
the exact amount it will cost to be cured. You are then to deposit the
money in some bank ami obtain a "Certificate of Deposit" made payable
to yourself, anil if you are cured within CO days satisfactory to your
self, then and not until then, will the indorsed certificate be accepted in
payment for the treatment. You cannot pay until cured. There is not an
other doctor, or combination of doctors, or medical institute that will
make von the above proposition.
I have branch offices from Bangor. Me., to San Francisco, Calif., and
examination and consultation is free in any of them.
FRANK H. WRAY,
111 East Third Street. - Davenport, Iowa
It's Quality That Counts
Jn coal it's quality that makes
heat, it's quality that retains,
it is quality that makes possible
consumption of 90 Jer cent of
the combustible part of it, leav
ing a light, clean ash; lastly, it's
quality that lessens your fuel
bill you're not paying for dirt,
refuse or unburnabjes. The coal
we handle, both hard and soft,
deserves all the good things we
and our patrons say for it. A
torr will talk as loudly as a car
load. E. G. FRAZEP
Charles E. Hodgson,
American Ins. Co. ....... Xewari, X. J.
Continental New York
Agricultural New York
Traders Ina. Co Chicago, 111.
Union Ins. Co Philadelphia, Pa.
Upckford Ins. Co Bockford, HI.
Security Ins. Co. ...New Haven, Conn.
Ins. Co. State of Illinois. liockford, ILL
Office, room 3, Buford block. Hates
4 low as. consistent with security.
J. M. BUFORD
The old Are and.
time - tried . com:
Rates ax low as
, any. reliable eozn-
PVr can afford.
arOTJB PATRONAGE. IS SOLICITED.
While most physicians give no atten
tion to Hupture, thinking it incurable
by the knife, fourteen years ago I per
fected a treatment which will cure
every eae, and has stood the test
It cannut possibly cause harm.
Thousands have been cured, ranging
in age from the tender child of trx
months to the aged person of S7.
It Is Convenient to
Xo time is lost, as the presence of
the patient in 1113" office is required
only for about 20 minutes once each
Enjoy Vmlne flrrplelde on. Account of
The ladles who have used Newbro's
Herplcide speak of it in the highest
rm for its nuick effect In cleansing:
the scalp of dandruff and also for its ex
cellence as a general nair-aressinsr. 11
makes the scalp feel fresh and it allays
that Itching: which dandruff will cause.
VAirhrrf TTemiclde effectively cures
dandruff, as it destroys the germ that
causes it. The same jrerm causes nair to
.11 an lrttfr ttaldness: in killing It.
Herplcide stops falling hair and prevents
baldness. It is also an ideal nair aress
irr for it lends an aristocratic charm to
the hair that Is quite distinctive. Sold
by leading druggists. Send 10c. In stamps
for sample to The Herplcide Co.. De-
For sale by T. n. Thomas.
Chicago Dental Company
If you are in n'i of dental work
call on us before going elsewhere as
we can save you money. We use
nothing but the best of material and
our work is guaranteed to be first
class in every respect. If you are in
need of a set of teeth call and see our
thin elastic -plate. We guarantee it to
fit in all cases and when all others
have failed. We never ask you more
than our prices below:
Cement fillings 2SC
Bone fiUine 2SC
Platlnnm filling &0c
Silver fillings . . . &0c
Gold fillings, f 1 and up $1.00
liold crowns, 4 to o 4.UU
Set of teeth, $5 and up. 5,00
115 set of teeth for 10.00
Office 1607 Second Ave.
Over f peidel's Drug Store.
OenaliM ROCKY MOUNTAIN TEA
I pat ap ta white packages, nanafactared
exclusively hy too MadUom Mrdicht
Cm.. Madison, Wis. aeils at as cant a
pack re- All athcr are rank imitations
and aaoetitutcs. doa't risk yaur weaJth. fcy
taking them . T rlEGEUlB makes sick
peopte WM. Kaeps yarn Well. AU rtoaest
.Ueaier aell taa bcaibM, -.
MO LUSTER DRUO CO. Madias. WJa.
THE SALE OF WIVES
AN ANCIENT CUSTOM THAT STILL
SURVIVES IN ENGLAND.
fbta Barbarous Practice Has Almost
t be Force of Local Law In loik
hire and Sheffield It Is. Ia Fact,
the Poor Man's Method of Divorce.
The custom of selling wires still pre
vails In some parts of England.
For precedents of this commercial
form of divorce some journalists have
searched the record of a century ago
and produced numerous Instances of
wives being" led to the cattle market
and there knocked down to the highest
bidder. But it is not necessary to go
back anything like a hundred years
for such sales of wives. There are
sufficient modern instances to maintain
the assertion that wife selling is still a
British custom. There are hundreds of
people who still believe that to transfer
.a wife to another man for a cash pay
ment is a legal transaction and a valid
dissolution of the matrimonial ties. As
a popular error it ranks with the idea
that if husband aud wife be absent
and unheard of for seven years the
other is free to marry again. . In York
shire generally, and in Sheffield in par
ticular, this doctrine of wife selling is
still so firmly established and frequent
ly practiced that it has little less than
the force of a local law.
Legends of Sheffield grinders who in
drunken bouts sell their wives for a
quart of ale are well known. But now
adays such transactions are no longer
conducted offhand. They are invested
with formality, as witness this docu
ment which figured in a case at the
Sheffield county court in 1S87: "At the
Royal Oak, Sheffield, I, Abraham
Bootbroyd, a,?ree to sell my wife, Clara,
to William Hall for the sum of 5
shillings." In another case the bar
gaining was accidentally overheard In
a public bouse by a Sheffield journalist.
A collier's wife had transferred her af
fections to another man, and the hus
band was willing to renounce his claim
for suitable compensation. So the par
ties assembled in a public house to ar
range matters. There were the hus
band, with a friend; his wife, with her
father and mother, and the prospective
purchaser, with a friend. The husband
demanded 3 for his wife. She herself
said it was too much, and her new man
said he wouldn't give more than" a sov
ereign. Finally 0 shillings was the
sum agreed upon. It was paid over
and this document drawn up, signed
and witnessed: "Mr. Taylor to have my
wife, Elizabeth Smith, free from me
forever, to do as she has a mind, this
day, Dec. 11. 1S93."
These are merely two recent cases
which have come to light. The major
ity of such sales of wives never attain
publicity. At Leeds assizes in 1S95
Benjamin Gibbons was tried for big
amy. He admitted that he had mar
ried a woman while his first wife was
alive, but he pleaded that as he had
sold her he was entitled to marry again.
She was a young woman and unruly.
Even though he constantly gave her
good hidings she troubled him, and,
tiring of her. he sold her to a ?oIdier
for 3s. Od. She went quite willingly
and had married her purchaser.
Again, at Leeds assizes in 1900, an
other bigamist offered the same de
fense. On his arrest he stated. "When
I married her I knew I had a wife liv
ing, but I sold her for 5a shillings."
More recently at Stockport an elder
ly man told the magistrates that he
thought he was entitled to marry again.
as be bad sold his first wife to a cm in
ney sweep for IS pence.
In each case it will be noted the pur
chase money is small. This Is not due
to a low valuation of the woman, but a
nominal sum is agreed upon to make
the bargain an actual one. The legal
doctrine of "value received" is so far
understood by the vulgar mind. The
sale, indeed. Is the poor man's divorce.
His honesty in this matter 13 shown
by bis retention of the children of the
marriage and bismaintenanee of them
In a case at Doncaster in 1S0G the pur
chaser, instead of paying cash, agreed
to take over the vender's four children
with the wife. This was the document
which figured later In the police court:
"New Conisboro, March, 2S, 1S96. I,
Enoch Childs, is quite willing to take
your wife and children as mine that
Is. your wife. Ellen Tart, and Sarah,
John, Henry and Eliza. Signed. Ellen
Tart. Enoch Childs."
Though Lancashire is so kiu to York
shire, no sales of wives are known in
the County Falatine. But at Alferton,
in Derbyshire, a collier sold his wife
for fourpence in 1SSU. In 1873 there
was a remarkable case at Belper. The
wife of an absconding debtor had a
halter placed about her neck and was
led into the market place on Saturday
afternoon and offered for sale by auc
tion as one of her husband's assets.
But there, wera no. bidders and no. sale.
P I A N Og&g
f ram 1130 nn. Lt&t me send J on fine cats-
t- lo free. I can make yoa m handsome
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Permanent j carta Dy
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If Till AX. BOTTLE FREE
Danes. Debility. KxhMsttao. wMU:b
About four years" ago" Ifthlingoprough,
near Northampton, supplied a southern
instance. A shoemaker paraueu tue
streets with a bell, calling upon all
persons to know that he had that aft
ernoon "sold and bequeathed" bis wife
to John . He proclaimed the names
of two companions as witnesses to the
transaction. The purchase money was
2 shillings. Mr. Baring (Jould cites
similar sales in the west country, and
to co back more than thirty years
would mean the extension of this sub
ject to Intolerable length, for a cen
tury ego wife selling was almost com
mon; That it is practiced as frequent
ly as it Is will come as a surprise to
most; readers. In addition to tnese
northern Instances, many a wife is
sold today in the east end of London,
but of all such cases over the country
only a few are revealed to public
knowledge. London Globe.
What Happeaa to an Article After It
Heaeaes the mbiiaber.
It is interesting to know what stages
the mazazine article goes through be
fore the author receives a check or a
neatly printed notice which reads;
"Your manuscript returned with
thanks. We regret to say that it is not
available at present. The fact that a
manuscript is declined does not mean
that it has not merit,"
In the first dace, allowing that a
publisher receives an average of ten
manuscriDts a day. seven of that num
ber will in all probability be rejected
at sight. The puDlisner Knows rroni
lone experience that he is safe in nine
ty-nine cases out of a hundred in dis
posing summarily of manuscripts
whose writers cannot spell and who
have not even a bowing acquaintance
with Llndley Murray. A rapid glance
through the first pages of a manuscript
irives a fair idea of the literary ability
of the author that is, in general terms.
1'he common coluplalnt that pubusuers
are not conscientious in the examina
tion of manuscripts is unfounded. They
are conscientious it is to their interest
to be so. Thev are just as desirous of
discovering the talented young writer
as he is to be discovered. But it is not
necessary to eat the whole cheese in
order to determine its quality.
The three manuscripts that remain
after the first sifting are sent to cer
tain oersons in whose judgment the
publisher has confidence. They read
them through once, and if tney appear
tn have merit they are sent on to other
readers. Every manuscript that has
nossibilities passes througti tue nanus
of four or five readers. Each of these
makes out a detailed report of it, set
ting forth its excellence and defects in
the eyes of that particular reader.
When the reports on a certain manu
script are all in, the publisher reads
them and makes up his mina as to
whether it will be advisable for mm
to publish it. If he is not satisfied
with the reports already receivea on it,
he mav send it out to other readers and
defer his decision until he hears from
There are many elements that influ
ence publication. A manuscript may
be good in itself, but it may not ue
what the particular publisher has a
market for. or it may belong to a cer
tain class with which he Is already
fully stocked. Manuscripts rejected oy
one firm are frequently accept.a oy an
Headers are human and therefore li
able to err. Temperament plays neces
sarily a considerable part in their de
cisions, but they are selected by the
firms that en traced them for tneir cm
icnl tudement. their knowledge of good
English, their acquaintance with both
standard and contemporary literature
and for their skill in determining the
Rollinsr dualities of a book.
If a story has live characters and is
well put together the publisher is will
ing to expend time and money in Dring
insr it ud to the standard he has set
Some readers are also editors of the
firm, and they correct faulty sentences.
rearrange mixed metaphors and see
that the demands of time ana place are
Few persons beginning to write are
aware, probably, of the amount or
editinz which their work requires be
fore it is in condition to appear in
print. There are "solitary footmen ap
proaching on horseback" in manu
scripts that have been read and reread
by the author a dozen times. It takes
Another eve than the writers to ae
tect these inconsistencies and blunders.
If the manuscript deals with a his
toric period it is sure to be sent to the
reader who is competent to give abso
lute judgment on the accuracy of its
statements. Any scientific wont win
h submitted to an expert In the par
tinilar branch with which it deals.
Publishers wish to bring out only such
books as will bring them financial re
turn and reputation. Washington
Gin In. Bn gland Ia the Old Days.
Before intoxicating liquor was made
dear by taxes and its sale was regulat
ed by licenses the use of it in England
was astonishingly common. Not only
were there in London 6.000 or 7,000
regular dramshops, bat cheap gin was
given by masters to their work people
instead of wages, sold by barbers and
tobacconists, hawked about the streets
on barrows by men and women, openly
exposed for sale on every market stall.
forced on the maidservants and other
purchasers at the chandler's shop, un
til, as one contemporary writer puts it.
"one-half of the town seems set up to
furnish poison to the other half."
ffartb. Striving; For.
She And you don't think there Is a
chance in the world of our living
through our lives without a quarrel?
He There is always a fighting chance.
dear. Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
In subordination has ruined many
man's chances in life-rSchooJmastec
A Famous Doctor Has Recently
Blade a Elost Wonderful Dis
covery That Cures Every
RE SENDS IT FREE FOR THE ASKING
Dr. J. A. Lomas of South Bend, Ind..
after years of 6tudy, has recently dis
covered a most marvelous remedy that
will cure any disease known to the med
ical profession. Since this well-known
physician made his great discovery he
has cured thousands of people suffering
from Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Kidney
Troubles and all diseases caused by uric
acid in the blood; all disorders of the
Stomach, Liver or Bowels; completely
cures Cati.-rh and all affections of the
Throat, Lungs and other vital organs.
Weakness of any form in man or
woman, as well as all Nervous Afflic
tions, Blood and Skin Diseases, yield
without fail to the magic influence of
this remarkable remedy.
The doctor sends this wonderful rem
edy free to any one who writes him,
sending their name and address. If you
are sick or afflicted with any disease
write at once to Dr. J. A. Lomas, Dept.
470 South Bend, Ind., stating of what
you want to be cured. He will send
you his new discovery by return mail,
free. " n
He will cure yoa.
A MARINE GALLANT.
Major McCanley, One of the Presi
Uent'n Military Aids.
Major Charles L. McCawley, who ruf
fled the dignity of the justices of the su
preme court by giving precedence to the
diplomatic corps at the rccen White
House reception to the judiciary, has
been a member of the president's per
sonal military staff for some time. This
staff is selected by Tresident Roosevelt
from among the army and navy officers
stationed at the capital, and its duty is
to attend the chief executive on all oc
casions of state functions.
Major McCawley has long been a
conspicuous figure In Washington soci
ety and is an intimate friend of Presi
dent Roosevelt. In June, 1S97, he was
appointed from private life to a cap
taincy in the United States marine
corps and saw service in Cuba during
the Spanish war and also in the Philip
pines. At (Juantanamo he landed with
a party from the Tanther and was
brevetted for gallantry in that engage
ment. He also distinguished himself
After returning to Washington Major
McCawley was detailed for duty at the
White nouse at the request of Presi
dent McKinley . and has since been
prominent in the official social functions
of the executive mansion. Though por-
tioss of each day are spent in clerical
duties, Major McCawley finds leisure
to attend to the manifold demands of
society on his time. He is a member
of several clubs and makes his home
at the Metropolitan.
When Miss Alice Roosevelt made her
debut at a ball given by the president
and Mrs. Roosevelt at the White House
in 1002, Major McCawley was honored
:S -:-: .;,y T' , . r,
MA JOB CHARLES tu M'CAWLEY.
by being chosen as the young debu
tante's partner In the opening cotillon.
Since then be has frequently been the
partner of Miss Roosevelt at dancing
parties. It is said that the gallant ma
ior is the second man to lead a dance In
the White House, for In the long history
of that mansion it is reeoruea mat only
one dance was held there prior to Miss
Roosevelt's coming out ball. Thus
Major McCawIey's name will go down
to history coupled with that of Count
Bertrand. who led the dancing at a
ball given during President, Tyler's ad
ministration. Major McCawley Is the son of Colonel
Charles O. McCawley. who served near
ly forty-four years in the marine corps,
fourteen of them as Its head. He re
tired In 1891.
Xearlr Forfeit 111 Lira.
A runaway almost ending fatally
6tarted a horrible ulcer on the leg of
J. B. Orner. Franklin Grove, 111. For
four years it defied all doctors and all
remedies. But Bucklen's Arnica Salve
had no trouble to cure liiui. Equally
good for burns, bruises, skin erup
tions and piles. Co cents, at Hartz &
Ullemeyer's drug store. -
I fg !
BRING NO MONEY.
I Will Give You My Services and Office Treat
ment Absolutely FREC Until You Are Cured.
This free offer to the sick and afflicted, and sufferer from disease
must be accepted before Feb. 14, then your free treatment goes on
until you are cured.
Men and women of Rock Island. Davenport ami Moline I ha ye
leased for a permanent term, and have fitted up permanent offices in
the Rock Island Hotel. On the second floor of the Rock Island Hotel
you come right in the hotel and take the elevator will be found my
offices equipped with a!l the latest instruments, and appliances .for
medical practice. When you come you will realize that in addition
to my skill and knowledge and practice, I have plenty of quick helping
office appliances that need specially fitted apartments, kept at a mod
erate temperature. 1 want to prove just what 1 can do in healing the
sick and helping the afflicted. I ask of you no money. I say to you,
just come, bring your friends and realize for yourself just what I can
do, and then tell the general public.
In making this liberal free offer I do so to prove to you my suc
cess in cases or Rheumatism. Neuralgia. Chronic Constipation. Cat
arrh, Lost Vitality. Insomnia, Failing Sensations, Pains in the Rack,
Weakness, Catarrh of Kidneys, Catarrh of the Liver, Congestion, etc.
BR-ING NO MONEY.
just come before
Treatment Free until cured
Under no circumstances will a professional fee be taken from any
one calling before Feb. 14. Some patients may need a little medicine
in addition to my treatment and if you do need some medicine, you
will be given a free prescription which you can have tilled at any
druggist's. After I have cured you. tell your friends aud if 1 am worthy
of their case, I will be glad to treat them, but under no circumstan
ces will I accept a professional fee during the days of my free offer.
Come to Me
for Free Cure
BLOOD TOISOX and cases of long standing will find ready relief
and quick methods.
1 am known to a host of people in Illinois and Iowa. My practice
in piles and rectal troubles is wide and extensive. I heal the sick,
now jqst come to me. I am permanently located in t lie Rock Island
Hotel. Come in the office and take the elevator to the second floor.
Nurses and attendants in waiting. You won't have to wait, you can
go home and will be glad you called.
DR. HARRY DePEW (El CO..
NEW ROCK ISLAND HOUSE, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Hours 0 to 12 a. m.; 2 to 5 and 7 to 8 p. m. Sundays: 9 to 11.
J k - . m ii . n i' j ..
Tlie object of this reat offer is to prove to the
sick and ailing citizens of this vicinity that we
have the grandest, simplest and most successful
method of restoring vitality and curing disease
that is known to the scientific world.
We want the, true merits of our successful
treatment known to everybody fend we don't
know of any better way of introducing it than by
offering our services free of charge to all who
Call Before Feb. 20.
Should your case be incurable, we will frankly
tell you so and advise you against spending your
money for useless treatment.
Many of you who have been taking medicines
and so-called treatments for months will be abso
lutely cured in a few treatments. Very chronic
cases will require somewhat longer time, but it
makes no difference, you will be treated free of
charge if you
Call Before Feb. 20.
Are you nervous, dyspeptic, weak in stomach,
constipated? Do you have that tired feeling which
we find so prevalent here, whicli does not pass off
until about 4 p. m.? Do you have spots floating be
fore the eyes, palpitation of the heart; shoi tess of
breath, headaches, neuralgia, shooting pains in the
chst, back, hips or ankles? Have you varicocele,
stricture, blood poisoning or nervous debility.
Have you weak lungs or bronchial tubes? Are you
in pain from rheumatism, lame back, sciatica, lum
bago, locomotor ataxia or weak kidneys? If so there
is a quick relief and a permanent cure in store for
you at our expense.
Call or Address
Q Booms 49, 50 and 51, Mitchell &
q Hours: 9 to 12, 2 to 5 and
9 ... . .
I would like to see some really dif
ficult or insidious casps, for then it
will be realized what 1' can do for
the weak and the suffering, and the
To the Sick and Weak.
Lyndc Building, Bock Island, Illinois.
7 to 8 p. in.; Sundays, 9 to 11-a. m.