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THE ARCttS; . TOUB &E) A Y.rAPRlT? : 30, 1908.
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nUEER are the pranks; motley,
the liveried vagaries. of lm-
Ci' nightmare; next night,' a de
lightful dream . of childhood over
again. ; ; '-'- .'" v,
!Fif teen minutes In Heaven. Flf
tee'n minutes in. Hell." So runs the
course of the subjective; brain. Who
shall say why? . "
Did you never v hear your name
canea, and turn to And no caller?
Did you never have, a dream you
would like to remember, and could
not? And, also, that dream you would
like to forget, and cannot?
But, have .'you ever fully deter
mined where Imagination leaves off
and reality begins? Are you satisfied
you are at all times perfectly quali
fied to distinguish the real from the
unreal? Yes, you say? Then If the
following, which happened to me,
were to happen to you, what would
you make but of It?
' I know I was not asleep. . - If I
dreamed. It was a wide awakJ dream;
for I was seated In "a position where
I could observe the shifting shadow
pattern of the lace curtain on my
wall, caused by the swaying of the
arc-light outside my window.
In fact, I had not even thought of
retiring. I was enjoying my good
night smoke in tho comforting at
mosphere of my dimly illumined den
when ft happened.
" " In the center of the room there
appeared an old lady. I could not
recognize her features. They ( were
strange to me. I did not speak aloud
to her, but I asked In what I would
term a form of thought-language
(Jiet aa you will silently ask and
an"wer yourself a question at times),
"Vv"h.o are you?"
"Your great-grandmother," she re
plied, by the same method of ex-
. change of intelligence. "Corte with
'me," she added. -
Now, It is barely possible that at
just that Instant I may have winked
two or , three times; because every
thing became void. I was In blank
space. I could not see the old lady,
but I felt that she was close. I could,
however, on see the lighted tip of
mv pitrar And thfn hnret fnrtli a
scene of green grandeur llkea sky
rocket shower from the red. , " ,
The last spark of my - cigar', had
aiea.. I stood at attention before a
rapidly assembling scene of arboreal
beauty. Out of chaos came a picture;
aplcture of a park. . , .
, We entered; Great-grandmother
and I. The paths of the park were
laid out Y-shape, converging to a
parent Btem, which took the form of
a grotto. Into that grotto my Great-,
grandmother guided me; not,, how-
ever,until after I had tad sweet oc
casion to observe youthful and, seem
ingly, innocent, individuals, couples
and groups, progressing along the by
paths to be common, mutual point.
. ,Once inside the grotto, Great
grandmother clasped hor hands over
my eyes, gave some silent direction,
and then, after her. releasing my
vision from affecticrJ bondage, I
discovered myself in a scene of ex
traordinary beauty and interest.
It seemed as if a round lid of the
diameter of about three feet had
been lifted from the ec. :jen roof of
the grotto. The sun poured In.' Di
vergently effulgent, the brilliant,
(lancing light-beama pinked out re
fluent bits of radiance in the white
floor of sand, which tcok on all the
effect of diamonds , mosalcally dis
I looked around. . The grotto was
filled with pure x white figures, most
of which . seemingly had been
snatched from flesh nd turned into
beautiful marble at aa early stage
of human development. I did, though,
see one (he had something strange
over his head; I think it was a cowl
) who seemed to have lived his
span. Of pastlcular "pleasure was the
sight of a little boy and "girl, who
had evidently entered the grotto and
been transformed Into statuary after
a flower picking ramble iu the park.
They must have been swinging their
braided blossom garlands as they en
tered; for, their garlands "were
caught In sir. Each figure repre
sented innocence and purity unde
fined. . .
Reveling in the sight of so much
beautiful Innocence personified, my
eyes, traveled along the sides of the
V-shaped grotto ; and there -
Horrors!- there wa3 the most hide-.
ous monstrosity of monstrosities; A
giant, demon head of, stone not
marble set in the direct center of
ii umL I - I wet) jyggEnppjyAL bib lgfii U ;i1
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grotto. Upon I riveted. The
the. line marking the
headmy gaze became lng In its effects.
fascination was tortur- And, then, as If In labor, the great
closed, eyes of the great stone head
began to twitch. Soon, they opened.
. More wrenching and twitching,
and the head disengaged itself from
its stony embraces, and, though to
all appearances still stone Itself, It
became actively mobile, developing a
sinuous neck at the same time. '
The head advanced. Stricken with
horror, I tried to flee.- I could, not.
I was rooted to the spot. i
Closer came the monstrous thing.
It breathed upon me. I felt a stiL'en
ing of. my whole body. I braced my
self against the effects of the malig
..Again it breathed. A-galn I braced,.
And again it breathed. And again
I braced, though there eemed a pe
culiar sensation' of sorrow that I
could not bring myself to succumb.
Arter -the third attempt the head
shrank back into Its original place;
the- ej-es closed, . the : twitchings
I turned to my Great-grandmother
In appeal for Information as to what
it all meant. -
She explained to me that I bad
undergone one of the tats to deter
mine innocence. I had not suc
cumbed. I lacked Innocence. . There
was no room, no niche, for me la
And then Great-grandmother, the
hideous head the little boy and girl
with the garlands and all in the
grotto faded Into the swaying shad
owed pattern of tn- Jace curtain on
All this happened several years
ago. But I can never forget. So
deep an impression did it leave la
me, that, though each Is Impossible:
had I my way, I would rather fill the
humblest niche In the grotto of In
nocence .than the proudest position
in the hall of fame. '
. A dream It may have been; but It
seemed too real. At all events, since
then I have tried to Ve better man,
RECORD Of COURT HOUSE
Real Estate Transfers.
Otto Milenster to C. L. Montag, lot
In northwest quarter section 2-17-2w.
Sophia White and Ida , White to Guy
IIodsori,.lotg'3, 10 block 3. .W. Dick
son's addition, Milan. $1,000.
Scliafer & Ritrelbneae- to Ka therm e
Kurth, 4-5 lot 2, r block 2. B. Daven
port's First addition. Rock Island. $1.
Wlllard L,. Velie to Gust Ed. lots
121. 122, 125, 1G, Emma D. Velie's
addition, Moline, ,$2,250.
Peoples Savings Bank & Trust com
pany to Frank Blackwell. north 45
rods southwest quarter northeast quar
ter' section 16-1 7-1 w. $5,500. . '
Charles H. Pope, to Charles II.
White, lot 25, block 1C7, East Moline.
$300. ' ' . '
William II. Gaylord to Andrew E.
Penney, lot 11, block 1, Healy's sub
division of part section 33-18-lw. $150.
I have used , Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy In my family, in cases of
whooping cough, and want to tell you
that it is the best medicine I have eer
used. W. F. Gaston, Posco, Ga. This
remedy is safe and sure. For sale by
all druggists. ' .
ALONG THE NEW LINE
' Sale3 of business lots will be held in four new towns In the
Dakotas and Montana along the'new line to the Pacific'Coast
, in May. . Sales will be'held at Reeder, North Dakota May 14;
, at Ismay, Montana, May 19; at Haynes, North Dakota, May 21,
and at Scranton, North Dakota, May 2C. All sales will be by
auction. .. , .
These towns are located in a good diversified . farming, stock
raising and dairying country and have a large tributary, trade .
territory. They will witness rapid development and prosperity, "r
, and offer exceptional appoxtunities for merchants and Investors.-
;- -. ly-r.y;
., Sale will be held later in other towns. 1 " '
! ' on the "Pacific Coast extension, of the ; '; ''.'
, t v ' Chicago
Mil waiikee & St. Paul
Start in this new' country where you .will find today's opportu-.
nities'ior success and future independence v ,
Six months ago the towns of Lemmon, Hettinger- and .' Bow
man jvere established on this new line in the Dakotas. Today
each 'town has a population close to 500 and all. branches of
business are represented in them, but opportunities are still
plentiful for many lines of business, i. : '
Maps a?d descriptive books regarding :
this new lountry are free for the asking.-.
F, A. MILLER,
General Passenger Agent, -
.-. ..Chicago. .
- ( C. A. PADLEY,
General Land Agent,
NEWS OF THE NEIGHBORS
(Continued From Pstge Two.)
'ier aunt Mrs. Joseph Ryan,
Oscar Ruthenberg is suffering from
an attack of pneumonia.
Guy Murdock is erecting a machine
and too! house on his farm.
Miss Delia Barlett is assisting ber
aunt Mrs. William Ruthenberg.
Frank Coulter, Charles Mills and
Sid Cozad captured seven ", young
wolves one day last. week.
.jQhhFowell; and Clyde Kint killed
an 6?d!;'wolf iast Monday.
Hiram Cole accompanied his aunt,
Miss Lizzie Walker, to her home in
Wisconsin for a few months' visit with
his grandmother, Mrs. Walker. -
Little Perry Krantz had a narrow es
cape from ; drowning last week. He
slipped away from home and went. to
the Meredosia' bridge, where some
boys were fishing. He was falling
from the bridge, when one of the Max
field boys caught him. v : '
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hanson were
trl-city. shoppers Thursday. -
Mrs. J. L. .Daily spent Wednesday
in Erie with her, grandmother; Mrs.
E. L. Williams.
A carload of bridge plank was un
loaded in Hillsdale last week to be
used in Zuma and Coe townships. ;
Miss Verna Conrad Is visiting In
Erie this week with her grandmother,
Mrs. John Quade. . i .'
John Butzer has had an automatic
weighing machine installed in his
grain elevator." " ' -
r Mrs. McMartin and daughters,-Faye,
Iva and Dorothy, spent Saturday '. at
the home of Mr. and - Mrs; Robert
Woodburn in Rock Island.- ' J
'. Misg 'Alice : Orr - of Lyndon spent
Sunday at home in Hillsdale. '
, Walter Soott severely 'sprained his
ankle- Sunday .Omorning4 by jumping
from a coal car. - , ; - v. - -
Miss Faye Martin is one of the Port
Byron -graduates this spring, v :
"V The Misses Faye Martin , of Port
Byron and Eva Opdyke of jRock7 -Is
land spent Sunday at their homes In
Hillsdale. : , ,- .. ; .' . .
. There have been such heavy rains
that the water is beginning to ,run
across the Meredosia road.. ." . , ;
. Mrs. C. L. Markee and Miss Blanche
McConnell ' were t tri-city visitors Sat
urday. .u -:' y.y-y
Miss' Sadie Scott , who has been
quite sick at the borne of her parents
in Watertown, is . rapidly " regaining
her health. .V. A- !:.r. j'; J
' Bert Golden, who has been visiting
relatives '.the past , winter, in : this vi
pinity'left last "week forhis'homeiln
the west.. ,. : :A-1.:.:.v - rv .
The first meeting . of the ; Hillsdale
directors was held Monday evening at
the home of Charles -Mercer to. re
organize 'the board. Mr.. Mercer was
appointed president and Albert Hu-
neke clerk. , -
Homer' Parmer and uncle, Frank
Parmer,.-are visitng relatives in Be
loit,:Wis. X . - t
Tire . home " .talent play from Erie,
which was to have loen held Tuesday
evening at the M.' W. A. hall, was in
Miss ' palsy Tagart is visiting rela
tives and friends in Erie this week.
Dr. Wilson of Port Byron was called
Tuesday to lodk after a sick horse for
A. CI .Baron. .' '
Dr. t). S.-Daily of Port Byron was
a Hillsdale visitor1 Tuesday."
Charlie Mercer is again suffering
with fa' caibuncle on his neck. He is
unable to-work this week.""" -
, , -Gentle and Effective. . :
.A well known Manitoba editor
w rites :..'Ab an. inside worker I find
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets, invaluable for the touches of
biliousness natural to sedentary life.
their, action being gentle and effective,
clearing the digestive tract and the
head." ; Price, 25 cents. Samples free.
All druggists. " , . V
; All the news all the time The Argus.
Tilbre of Your
Grocer than v
He Does of You
t if'bu fallow, him to send, you
- anythng- for yonr table which is.
not up to your, standard- -Don't.
be'impo&ediipon. Patronize the
".rignt ,-kifa'd of . a ' grocery store.
'.There are so 'many of the wrong i
"kind that.-it. Is an easy matter
t to find- themi. rWe think our
stove and 'methodswill interest
you,, if .you will' give us a. trial
. order, for we are conducting one "J
of. the.Vrigbt kind." : f-,:
LARSON & LARSOIl
vCASH GROCERS. s -
uia rnone west -as3,' new 653&.
'' Cor. -m'ATei'' and 15tn S 1
What the Kidneys Do.
Their Unceasing Work Keeps Us
Strong and Healthy.
All the1 blood In the body passes
through the kidneys once every three
minutes. The kidneys filter the blood.
They, work night ; and day. When
healthy1 they remove about 500 grains
of imjure matter daily, . when un
healthy some part of this impure mat
ter is left In the blood. This brings
on many diseases and symptoms
pain in the back, headache, nervous
ness, hot, dry skin, rheumatism, gout,
gravel, disorders of the eyesight and
hearing, dizziness, irregular heart,
debility, drowsiness, dropsy, deposits
in the urine, etc. But4f you keep the
niters right you will have no trouble
with your kidneys.
John Taylor of 743 Fourteenth street.
Rock Island, III., says:, "For Eome
time I was troubled with dull pains
across the small of my back and across
my loins.- I felt that they were getting
graduaHy a little more severe. I knew
kidney trouble was. the cause and I
was anxious to stop the trouble, before
It became too serious. I was unable
to do this, . although I tried , various
remedies and consulted myphysfcian.
Doan's Kidney Pills were recommend
ed to me and I procured a box at the
Harper House drug store. I only used
one box In accordance with the direc
tions, but they, cured me completely.
I know of many others -who have been
cured by Doan's "Kidney Pills and I
take , pleasure, in endorsing them to
others who are troubled, with kidney
complaint of any kind." - '
- For sale by all dealers." Price 50c.
Foster-Milburn company, Buffalo. New
York, sole agents for. the United States.
Remember the name Doan's and
tako no other. . Jy, : ''
A PRETTY HAT
Will never make a pretty face.
Pretty teeth always do.
"It Don't Hurt a Bit."
v . Dentist.
1715 Second Avenue.
A'Woman Tells How to Relieve Rheu-
. : ' "; n matic Pains," s- ' '.
' I have been a great sufferer- from
the dreadful disease, rheumatism, for
a number of years. I have tried many
medicines, but never got much relief
from any of them until two yeaos ago,
when I bought a bottle of Chamber
lain's Pain Balm, r I found relief be
fore I had used all of onebottle,but
kept .on applying and soon felt like , a
different, woman. Through my advice
many of my friends have tried it and
can tell you,hoW: wonderfully it has
worked. - Mrs. Sarah A. Cole, 14 S.
New .. BtreeL Dover, DeL Chamber
lain's Pain. Balm Is a liniment, k The
relief ; from .pain which ; ft affords ; is
alone. worth, many" times Its cost, - It
makes rest, and sleep possible, -j. For
sale by all druggists. 0 , Hi ' . '
; Pepsin alone, is but a partial diges
ter. Remedies which - depend on ; U
are only, half-way helps. Kodol alone
digests all foods completely;- It gives
the stomach entire'-rest r v , ..'
ARE YOU IN NEED
Do you want it ; quickly Do
you want to deal where you will
feel safe? We loan from
Slot to $300
On household , goods, pianos,
horses, wagons, fixtures, etc.,
without removal,, at the lowest
rates and on the fairest terms
" offered. . .
PEOPLE'S NATIONAL BANK
BLDGv ROOM 11.
Office Hours: ' 'Telephone
8 a. m. to 6 p. m. - ' West 122
: . OPEN
WEDNESDAY , AND SATUR
DAY EVENINGS. .
The up-to-date Tri-Cfty'
Orchestra furnishes 'inu- -sic
for Theatricals, Re-. -,
cjeptlonB, Dances, Lodges, :
dnd Vocal : .Accompany'-
Ins. . Always i" the" prery -latest
music by the fin- -J
est musicians Jn; the tri-; .t
cities.- - As many irtstru- '
ments furnished as de- '
sired. Jrfoderate'; prices
' tn accordance with 'XJ-. ;
F.f -XL acnlv Apply s- tor."
OLrv?E K. VIUXON, Di
rectress. Od phone'490; .
ijew phono GlS9;-:or jnaU
at ' 1D22 Third avenue,.
Rock Island. . ' '' . - ' . - ;':
PATENT AND TRADE MARK. Office,
room ii. Miicneii dc Lynde building,
Rock Island. James F. Murphy, aa
eociate, branch of Moor tt Co., pat
ent attorneys, Washington, D. C. and
Chicago. I1L - y
It J. TOHER .
IHL J. to:
A. L. ANDERSON
PRIVATE . WIRES TO NEW TOUft
AND CHICAGO. ' .
10 MAIN STREET, - ; DAVENPORT
- PHONE WEST 4t?r ' . "V
CONTRACTORS AND BVILDKRS.
. - ' BUTJLDERSL s . . '; "'
.' Manufacturers of Sash, Doors, Bltnda
and Stairs. Interior Finish of all him,
HARDWOOD VENEER. STOORTNO :
AND DEAi-ERS IN GLASS, ""
, : til AND S3
V ; EIGHTEENTH STREET
ROCK ISLAND, tt.t.,
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE.
: Good investments In real estate. v
Safe Insurance. . . Tour patronage "(
is solicited. - ' " . .
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O - 1712J4 8econd AveniM. "