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THE AROUS.? ,SATtrRDiY.'; APRI 25, 1908.
CITY IMPROVEMENT HINTS
NntnviN KiunnirFRs -"
How Coryville Cot Rid of a Bunch of
There was sonif tblnjr doing In Cory
ville. TUo (I, ii.'a were getting busy.
Who were the G. Il.'s? Ob, Just fol
low this little story anil 111111 out!
For many years Coryville Lad had
on hand en ovcrsupply of citizens
whtr,i chief activity had to uo v.itli
Lnodiiutf the towu. These fellows were
but a. suiall ex:up, only four or live,
Luthey did harm. .Half a dozen mag
gots can fpoir the Ijest cheese ever
niride. So these town knockers, these
croaking critics, were slowly, under
mining. ,t!. ;d reputation of Cory
ville by Jbeir incessant cliorus of dt-fa-
luaiKiu.. .xmuniiT kuimu luvin. inev
oppu?u.d every movement for the gooj
of th: town. Tliey croaked and knock
ed and cla:r.ord and hammered w.hen
ever ' anybody sujrgwti'd a street Im
provement, n new building, the organ
ization f a business men's club or
anything of the sort.
Finally the. C.'s were organized.
Of course they did not take the knock
ers' bunch Into their confidence. There
was a ra;;ori and a goyd one for not
lettl.ig thti l;nxkrs know. ' The ii.
r.V. wre oigaiii.eJ in secret. The
infil.ii meeting v.u4 held in an old
abandoned schoolhouse half a lulle out
of town, tJtlps ::iul passwords and
other recret isigna were adopted. Even
a mystic npro'u was devised, but It
was. not to Ik? worn, where anro;i:i
usually un- worn. It was to lie tied
n round th-. head Just ii.'low the eycsi,
thi;;5 sej-. Ia; n:i a mask
The j. R's had l.ee.i ia existence,
only" a mouth or t o, hcidh'.g their meet
ing;! every ' Friday night in thi old
Bchoolhouf'e, when on of the l::iocker:i
discc oyero 1 that' su-li a Kocloty h::d
been formed. . lie flruig'.itway u jliiiel
lihi brother Luivkw.-j. Th; graup met
In a pro:-cry Ktore. '
"Soeina to Ik- s omething mighty mys
terious, about it," remarked' the chief
"Yes: can't iu;agiu' v hat they're up
to," said1 another. '"The i-.o -iety iwas
to have HiLiy or forty members, aud
most of them are the younger elonieii
iiroitnd town, youugjiuylaess n.e:i."
How did you tind that out?" asked
kuocke r Xo. 3. - '
'AVhy, one of the members told me,"
replied the other.
All of which was quite true. It was
true also that this member had vio
lated no rule of the G. IS.'n. lie had
been detailed to acquaint the knockers
with thyiv primary, fact concerning
the society. Immediately the knocker
In Thief had expressed a i!esire to at
tend a meeting. He was cordially in
vited nioug with his brother knockers.
AYhen the live town knockers fik-d
into the old sohoolhoni e at the regular
Friday-' iilg'.it meeting Uiy found a
most startling T:i;Pihbu?e.' ;Ahout: for
ty iheh, ' with loiig white nproU-Iike
masks- concealing their faces aud
reaching . far below their shoulders,
were s tanding around the walls of the
chamber, which contained no merits.
Every fifth man carried a blazing
torchlight. Many of the others carried
picks, spades and i-hovels.
The supreme sachem of the- O. B.'s
advanced to the group of visitors and
asked them solemnly If they desired to
1k initiated into the order. They re
plied that they .did. How can a man
knock unless lie is on the Inside? The
chief knocker laughed scornfully as he
assented to the Initiation.
"Tin? ordeal Is revere." said the su
preme sachem, '"but If you 'survive It
yen are our brethren. Advance, Gl
Fifteen of the masked figures ad
vanced, carrying stout .cords. -They
quickly Wand the hands of the knock-
era behind theru and tied the whole
fnmn tnirether with a rone. Then the
D ' ' I .- c- . i
torch liearers came forward, the knock
ers were led outside, the other G. B.'s
followed, and the entire party stopped
on the open space back of the school
Without a word the men with picks
began to dig, the shovelers. began' to
shovel, while the torch bearers held
their lights high nudve the group. Aft
er the digging was well under wry the
C B.'s started up a dlrgolike song in
dok-ful voices. Altogether It was an
uncanny scene. ' " .
: "Wha-v.hat are you fellows up to
anyhow?" gasped the chief knocker.
"Gentlemen, unmask," commanded
the supreme sachem. Ail the G." B.'s
unmaskeii, revealing the fact that they
were the leading young men of Cory
ville. Then the supreme sachem, who
happened to own the grocery store in
which the knockers chiefly knocked,
addressed the candidateikfor initiationi
"We are the Grand Buryers. We are
digging your graves .We have reach
ed the conclusion that a few first class
funerals are needed in the Interest of
Coryville, and . we have selected you
gentlemen for the honor of furnishing
the raw' material. - For years you have
knocked and blocked every movement
for the good of our twn, and We have
decided that Coryville' can get along
without you. However, we are going
to give you a chance. , If you will
promise solemnly lo boost and not to
knock hereafter, you inay taSe your
own time and die natural deaths. But
nlv.'flys remember tint the Grand Bury
ers have the toois "and that 'we can
Cory vtllu has no knockers' now:
PUR WATER - SUPPLY "VITAL
Health cf a Community Is Very Large
ly Dependent Upon It.
Too many precaution;! cannot be
taken toward guarding the water sup
ply of a: town. Along this line Ed
ward, Wejjmaun says In the Metropoli
The health of. a "community depends
jargeiy upon me purity or its water
supply. Formerly It wa3 thought that
water ia which chemistry failed to had
aiiy noxious elements was Ct for. do
mestl use, but in recent years the sci
ence of bacteriology has demonstrated
that such water may contain the genus
of. dangerous diseases. These germs Id'
crease very rapidly ia number and
are often communicated " by the con
tamination of a source of water supply
from one infeetiM iwrson- to a whole
community. Such a case Occurred In
li4-5 in Plymouth, Pa. A man who
had contracted typhoid fever in I'hlla
delphia wai nursed' durlng' dhe winter
in a house tear a mountain brook
which Slowed into a river from which
Plymouth derived Its wuter' supply.
The refuse . from the sickroom was
thrown on the snow near the house
without being disinfected. " As " cold
weather docs not kllf disease germs
the typhoid germs were washed in the
spring by the. melting of the snow Into
the mountain stream referred to above,
an.l a:; a consequence more than ,1,00(1
cases of typhoid fever and about 100
deaths from this disease occurred in
fiymoutn, tnese cases being all con
fined to persons drinking the polluted
water. " -
In 1H)2 Hamburg. Germany, was vis
ited by n terrible epidemic of cholera.
This city derives Its water supply from-j
the river Elbe. At the time of the
epidemic the river water without lieing
tillered was used for domestic purposes.
It has Jieen proved lieyond question
that the germs "of cholera were com
municated to the city's Water supply
by throwing Into the river the excreta
of a sailor who w;as Kick with cholera
on a vessel anchored In the Ellie. Near
ly ,:00 persons died of cholera In
Hamburg during this epidemic, but In
Altona, a suburb of Hamburg, using
Elbe water that had been filtered
through sand,1 not a case of cholera oc
curred that could be traced1 to the drink
ing of the, nnfiltered . water of Ham
burg. ."';.',- " ' ::
- . Home Trade Hmili. .
When your next door neighbor sells
the same kind of goods that the mail
order catalogue advertises and at cor
responding prices, you need a doctor's
attention if you purchase by the man
Every tub must stand on its own
bottom. So also must every town, n
you knock the bottom out of prosperi
ty in your town "by doing a large part
of ' your buying from the catalogue
houses, the place In calculated to fall
down pretty soon. . - '.
If the farmer who does a good deal
of buying from mall order concerns ex
pects to continue selling his vegetables
and other products in his Tiome town.
he should remember that it is a poor
rule that won't work both ways. ,
.Folks looking for bargains need not
confine their researches '.to the large
and luring catalogues from the city
houses. Sometimes local newspapers
advertise bargains to be had right at
home, and it might pay to look for
such things in the home papers'. Then
if you don't find what you want ask
the merchant why he doesn't advertise.
The city mail order store is the real
octopus. Its thousands of tentacles
are sucking in money from every direc
tion. Money is the blOod of a commu
nity, and when It is drunk by the oc
topus to such an extent the towu 13
sure to become anaemic
"No, thank you. I want what I ask-
red for. Good day." This quotation
took the grand prize In a recent con
test held by a magazine in the cam
paign against substitution in trade,
lou do not always get. what you ask
for when you order through a cata
logue. It is very easy to make an ar
ticle look better in a picture than It
looks in reality, aud this is done fre
quently. In the catalogues. But there
is a still more insidious and contempti
ble way of deceiving the public which
some of these concerns employ.' They
print both a picture and the description
of a piece of furniture, for instance.
According to the picture, Jt is elegant.
Suppose it is a dining room table. The
picture will show handsome five inch
table legs. The reader is attracted at
once. Even when he finds by perus
ing the description that the table has
two inch legs he Is not altogether ills-
enchanted. . Quite often a person or
ders an article through the Influence of
Please learn what a difference there
is in baked beans, and what makes it
First the beans. We pay $2.10 per bushel for ours, to
, get, the choicest Michigan beans. Some sell for 30 cents.
; I We get onlyt the whitest, the plumpest, the fullest-grown.
Then the tomato sauce. We could buy sauce ready made
for exactly one-fifth what ours costs to make,
v But we use only vine-ripened tomatoes..
We have spent 47 years in learning
how best to prepare these bans
We cook in live steam, so the beans are not browned,
not broken. They are baked until mealy, yet they are nutty
'''" Our ovens are heated to 245 degrees, so the fibre is
, broken down, and the beans are digestible.
The beans, the tomato sauce and the pork are all baked
together. Thus we get bur delicious blend.
Van Camp's pork and beans
baked with tomato sauce
. Compare them with home-cooked beans.'
Home beans are heavy and hard to digest, because yon
; lack the facilities to apply the needed heat.
Some are baked to a crisp; some are less than half
baked. ' ., '.
And if you ever compare Van Camp's with other brands
you will see why we advertise.
Beans are 84 per cent nutriment.
They are Nature's, choicest food
Beans form one of the cheapest foods, compared with
their food value. And one of the very best.
. ' Then why not serve the best beans, so that your people
will want them more frequently?
And why not carry a dozen cans In the house ? Then you
have a hearty, delicious meal always ready.
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10, IS and 20 per can.
Van Camp Packing Company, Indianapolis, Ind.
"Let the Water do;
the Work.V ;
The greatest labor saver
ever introduced into the
WHAT IS IT?
It is a washing machine operated by a motor placed horizontally on
top of the tub.
, All wearing parts'of this motor are built of solid brass, thus prevent
ing rust and corrosion, and making it a machine which will last a life
time., - .. ' ;
The motor operates by simply attaching the hose to the city "faucet
and turning on the water. It Is guaranteed to operate on a water pres
sure of 20 pounds.or over, and is the only' motor on the market which
will do satisfactory work on as low a pressure as 30 pounds.
-The tub is made of Louisiana cypress, the best wood for the purpose.
It has four detachable legs, a lid-covering almost the entire top, wringer
bof rd, strong iron hoops, and is finished in natural wood finish.
Can you afford to be without a machine which will save you as much
labor, time and money as the Lewis Power Washer? .
It saves labor because' the city- water pressure does the hard work
you would otherwise do, obviating the drudgery of washday.
It saves time because by its use you can do your washing quicker.
It saves money you would otherwise spend for incompetent help or
laundry bills, and the cost of operating is but from 2 to 5 cents abash
ing, depending on the cost of water.
If you are now doing your own washing, would it not be worth the
price of the machine to do away with the dreaded parj of washday?
. If you are not doing your own washing, would It not be tworth some
thing to save your clothes from being, ruined by others or to have your,
washing done when and as you please? The saving in laundry bills will
in a few months' time pay for this machine, and thereafter it will save
you money every week. Sold only by . '
Allen. Myers & Comwwx
OPPOSITE HARPER HOUSE.
Don't Heat the Kitchen
V . "'-' ." " .
. All . the necessary family
cooking may be done as well
on a New Perfection Wick
Blue Flame Oil Cook -Stove
as on the best coal or wood
By using the "New Per fec
tion" Oil Stove, the annoyance
of an overheated and stuffy
kitchen is entirely avoided, even
in midsumnier The construc
tion oi the
Wick BtaeHameCiil Ccoit-Stdve
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is such that the heat is thrown directly upward against the kettle
or pan upon the stove .top. without affecting the atmosphere of
the room to an appreciable degree' - '-. .
You can at once see the advantage of this stove over a great
.. - - range which throws heat in all directionsit is the
M ideal summer stove.; -,
ii your aeaier does not nave the INew
Perfection" write our nearest agency. ; ' ; V '
made of brass,
and verv. handsome. Gives a
' powerful light and burns for hours with one filling. Portable,
sue, convenient just what every borne needs.
' If not with your dealer, write our nearest agency.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
A Hint to tha Wise.
The Paris (Mo.) Appeal, referring to
the business done by mall order houses
throughout the various counties in Ans
sourl, editorially says: "Advertising Is
costing the merchants of Monroe coun
ty thousands of dollars every year not
that our Merchants actually pay out
thousands of dollars each year for ad
vertising, but - the great department
stores in the cities advertise every day
In the year, telling the public Just what
they have to sell and what It will cost.
The papers carrying these advertise
ments and thousands of price lists go
all ' over the county, and people see
what they need advertised and order
It from the city stores. Who can blame
them? Merchants all over this county
have the same goods and often for less
money, but the buyer does not know
It, so he sends oft for his goods. Now,
If . the merchants in this county were
to use the same methods that the city
merchants use the mull order houses
would get but few orders from old
The French Tramp.
The vagabond who is kin to the wolf
is a special product of civilization.
You do not meet him in England or
Germany, though something like him
exists among the half yellow Slavs of
Russia. He is eminently Latin. In ev
ery sense of the word he is a r:bel
against'society. He' has had some ed
ucationfew' Frenchmen can escape It.
He has read a little, perhaps enough
to kindle his brain of a wolf,-and he
has two Qims in life to live the free
life of the wolf on the hill and to in
jure as much as he can that great,
monstrous,, law driven machine, elvili
jsation. The lonely farmhouses are de
fenseless against him. , When all .are
busy afield he creeps in and pillages.
If need be he kills. He has a distinct
lmjred for those who work and garner.
As he passes he fires the hayricks
barns and buildings go up in smoke.
That is where the Latin shows in him.
Once out of the law he is an anarch.
So long as he is cross tied In innumer
able acts of parliament the Latin is
merry and amiable. When the ropes
are off he makes revolution or fires
hayricks. Vance Thompson in Outing
Magazine. . - ' ' , .
Gave It In Full.
An old Scottish minister took it into
his head to marry his housekeeper.
His precentor belns ill. on the dav
when the banns were to be proclaimed,
the .minister, not caring to make the
Intimation himself, arranged with his
herd "boy to do it "N'ow,"'. he said,
!'you just call put in a loud voice, 'Proc
lamation of marriage between the Rev.
Mr. Murray of . this parish and Jean
Lowe: oT 'the- same'P c Ha, har'.Haughed'
the minister as he concluded. ."Wha'd
hae vthocht " it!'? - The Sabbath came
round, and the congregation assembled.
When the moment arrived the lad," who
had duly prepared himself, rose and
called out: "Proclamation of marriage
between the Rey.' Mr. JIurray of this
parish and 'Jean Lowe o the same
Ha, ha?' be laughed, thinking this to be
a part of the proclamation. : " Wha'd
hae thoc'ht ItV The effect on the mln-
lstet and the congregation can be imag
ined, v .
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' ' , Two Waterloo.
It is a very curious fact that a good
many - people do not know that two
battles were fought at Waterloo. -.Both
or these were "fought against, the
French, the first ur.dertbe command
of the Duke of Marlbvrough on Aug.
17. ITOo. who on this date actually oc
cupied the same gioiind as the Duke of
Wellington djd a little moret than a
century later. June 17, ilSl.". the only
difference being that the former was
marching on Brussels and the latter
was marching fronj rrusselsj In the
first battle the French were defending
Kriissels. They marched out to meet
Marlborough, but Wlrf'to the slack
ness on the part,of"Schrjtngenburg. the
Dutch general, who wafc fighting- with
hhu. It was not a success. Marlborough
only taking a few of the French troops
as prisoners. The following oue,
fought against Xajioieou by Welling
ton, proved to be one of the greatest
victories ever recorded' in the annals
Couldn't Be Dividod.
In Felix Mdscheles' "Fragments of
an Autobiography" occurs the follow
ing: Mme. Schumann was wanted to
play at a little musical reunion, but
she did not respond.. Mr. Moscheles
After Once Tasting
no one wants an old-fashioned
cod liver oil prepara
tion or emulsion, because
Vinol is'a much better body
builder and strength creator
for old people.weak children,
and for coughs, colds, bron
chitis, etc." If it does no good
we will return your money.
HARPER HOUSE PHARMACY.
was deputed to approach 'her.
she inclined to play?"
"Particularly disinclined," was
The envoy trjed again and mention
ed her husband's "Carnaval." "One
part I particularly love, the 'March of
the Davld.sbundler.' If I could only
hear you play just that page or two!"
This roused her. 'Tage or two. in
deed!" she cried. "Wenn man de 'Car-
naval' spielt. splelt man inn ' ganz."
(When oue plays the 'Carnaval." one
must play it all.) And she played the
They Must Be Hardy.
An official of the department of agri
culture referred at a dinner In Wash
ington to the amateur florists who
spring up In the suburbs every spring
"More florists perhaps than flowers
spring up," he said.
"In a seed 6hop one day I heard one
of these amateurs complain about the
last batch of seeds he had bought. Aft
er he had ended his complaint he be
gan to ask floral questions.
" 'Oh, by the way,' he said, 'what la
a hardy rose?'
" 'It Is one,', growled the dealer, 'that
doesn't mind your wife pulling it ui
by the roots every day to see If It has
begun to grow yet.' " . . - '
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Respect More Essential Than Love.
The most essential thing in mar
riage Is respect. It Is above love,
above compatibility, above even the
priceless sense of humor. Respect will
make even the "appalling intfmacy"
endurable and will bring one through
the most trying disagreements with
no bruise on the soul, whatever wounds
there may be in the heart. Therefore,
men and women, never, never marry
any one you don't really resect, how
ever passionately you may , love.
B ARF Ynil IN MFFn
sV m mm mm m
Do you wanti.it . quickly? Do
yirwant to deal where you will
feel safe? We-loan from ' . v
$10 to $300
On household goods, pianos,"
horses, . wagons, . c fixtures, etc.,
without removal, at the lowest
rates ''and oof "the fairest terms'.
, offered. ' ' 1 - - ; f
PEOPLE'S' NATIONAL BANK
: - BLDGH ROOM 11.
Office Hours: -..y Telephone
8 a.m. to 6 p. m. - West 122
'.''..'.'.V'.'o'PE'n- ":'y,V .'' :
WEDNESDAY -AND SATUR-
... 4 DAY EVENINGS. - 0
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Benners What makes you think that
Brown is such a diplomat? Jenners
When he was shown his friend's baby
for the first time he said it had its
father's intellect and its mother's beau
ty. Philadelphia Telegraph.
A Gentle Hint. :
"Lire at best Is but a gloomy prison,"
said the moralising bachelor.
"So much the worse for men who de
liberately choose solitary confinement,"
remarked the girl who bad her trap set.
The martyr cannot be dishonored.
Every lash inflicted Is a tongue of
flame, every prison a more illustrious
abode. Every burned book' or house
enlightens the world. Ervery suppress
ed or expunged word 'reverberates
through the earth from side to side.
It is the whlpper who is whipped, the
tyrant who Is undone. Emerson.
- Graveyard of Asiatics.
The northern territory Is thev grave
yard of innumerable Asiatics, who en
ter by way of the gulf of Carpentaria
in quest of gold. Death from thirst
and starvation accounts for thousands.
The few who survive return to China
to spread the fame of Australia's re
lentless solitude and hunger tracks.
Chambers' Journal. -;'
"Last Fall," writes Mrs. S. G. Bailey, of Tun
nelton, W. Va.f "I was going down by inches,
from female disease, with great pain. After tak
ing Cardui, Oh I My I Howl was benefited I I
am not well yet, but am so much better that I will
keep on taking Wine of Cardui till I am perfectly
Despite the envious attacks of jealous enemies
and rivals, . Cardui still holds supreme ' position
today as in the past 70 years for the relief and
cure of female diseases. It stops pain, tones up
j the , organs, regulates ,
the functions,' and aids
in the replacement of .
a misplaced organ. -
; Write us a lettw dncriMec ell
your symptoms, and w will sen ya
Free Advice, in plain sealed envelope.
Address: Ladies' Advisory Department,
The Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chatta
At Every Drug Store in $ 1 .00 Bottles.
ii ii 11
Are You in the Dark
About Good Dental Work?
"It Don't Hurt a Bit."
1715 Second Avenue.
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS.
' CONTRACTORS AND
, ' ' BUILDERS.
Manufacturers of Sash, Doors, Blind!
and Stairs. Interior Finish of all kiuds.
HARDWOOD VENEER FLOORING
: AND DEALERS IN GLASS.
- ill and s:
HOCK ISLAND. ILL.
' Forty Years
la nousehoM Use.
Cleaning and Polishing
- Bend aildrcvs for a TREE SA.MPI.K,
r. or 15 cent in rtsmps for full box.
EBB Klkctoo Silicon Co., 30 tUff Si., New York.
.. brocers and Druggist sell
FIRE INSURANCE '
American Ina Co Newark, N. 3.
Continental Ins. Co.. New York
Agricultural Ins. Co ..New York
Farmers' Ins. Co ,v York, Pa.
Williamsburg Ins. Co. ...... .New York
New mmnshlre Ins. C?o..N. Ilamnahlra
Northern Ins. Co.... ....New York
Security Ins. Co..... New Haven. Conn.
Ins. Co., State of Illinois. .Kocktord, I1L
Connecticut Fire Ins. Co.... Connecticut
Office Room S, Buford block. Rates
as low; as consistent with security. '
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE.
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Good Investments In real estate.
- Safe Insurance. Your patronage)
is solicited. . r ;' . .
1712V4 Second Avenue.
All the news all the time The Argus.
Dr Iterant, Opaos,
r p MerpaJae aaa
Silver Aluminum Jelly Moulds
. Free. ;v-
Individually molded desserts are now
considered the proper thing-.' The molds
are naru 10 get outsme itie targre cit
ies, but users of JELL-O, the dainty
dessert, can get them absolutely free.
Circilar In. each package explaining
and Illustrating the different patterns.
I JELL-O is sold by all good grooers 'at
i loc per parKiige. lh not accept a ub-
stitute or yo wiu oe aisappointed.