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A New Zealand Stream That
Yields a Series of Thrills.
KILLS WOMAN SHE SAYS GOSSIPED ABOUT
HER: WILL PLEAD CRIME WAS JUSTIFIED
THE ROCK ISTJAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. MARCH 22, 1912.
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Steamboatlng in New Zealand, to
Judge by Charles Edward Russell's ae-.
-count of It in toe Twentieth Century
Magazine, bas In It mors excitement
than relaxation. It is a more or less
nerrs racking experience, not only for
the anxloos passengers, but for the sea
aoned steamboat men as well,
i The swift water courses that eome
down from the lofty backbone of the
Islands are full of rapids that can keep
the most skinful pilot on the anxloos
eat until they bare been successfully
"run." This is the story of such ao
achievement somewhere on the Wan
f-.Tbe captain, a sunburned and active
lyoung Scot, stands at the great wheel
.forward on the upper deck, whence he
can see bow and stern. Two stout
Maori youths sit on the forecastle; two
hover store the rudder; all are armH
.with long. Iron shod poles thnt are U
be objects of your anxloos concern be
fore the voyage 1 done.
The boat is slipping smoothly along
the unrlppled reach. You look up of a
udden and catch your breath. The
rapid Is directly in front of yon. the
steamer Is tearing Into it, and how can
any vessel get through such a rlace?
Here goes the narrow stream, roaring
and singing pant the rocks. You can
see the bottom everywhere. It looks
only an inch or two from the surface,
i The whole thing pitches visibly down
ward. Leyond at a lower level shines
the smooth, dark green surface of the
next reach. The green end the silver
tire beautiful. The singing of the wa
ter Is music, but for these you care not,
for you see plainly that In another mo
ment the boat, even now lurching sug
gestively, will be rolled over like a log.
and you will be grouping at some bowl
tier In the flood.
Meanwhile the captain spins the-
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Mrs. Jessie -A. Chapman, wife of a prominent real estate man o.
Lynn. Mass.. 'a shortly to be placed upon trial charged with killing Mrs.
Eva F. IngaJls. a neighbor, whom she shot on the street. They were
neighbors. Mrs. Chapman, It is expected, will tell the Jury of the tor
tures she says ?he suffered because tales of scandal regarding her which
she accused Mrs. Ingalls of starting.
A week is all I
will ask you to
pay me on a 17
jewel watch in a
25 year 14 -karat
gold filled Hunt,
ing or open face
case. Buying a
watch is indeed
don't put off,
but come right to
my store and
pick out the watch
you want. Simon3 j
T,l .- OAK '
Tor Saturday, Monday
1 or dozen
l'eBt creamery butter,
7 cans J'et milk
17 pounds kest granu
lated nuHr for
Fresh cocoa nuts,
2 cans or Karo syrup
or sweet corn ,
2 packages rnt
pancake Cour for
2 pounds glngersnaps
2 packages toasted
sauerkraut or kid-
wheel batk and forth" like a squirrel's
rage, with Lis gaze fixed intently upon
the water Just ahead, as If he read 1
through It and scanned the stones be
neath. The brown Maoris stand for
ward and aft, with their poles In their
As the boat plunges into the first
line of tolling breakers the bow sinks
nuiler you, the swift current catches
the stern and slings it sidewlse. A
tremendous clatter arises, the boat ca
reens and shakes as if she were fall
ing apart, and you, standing on the up
per deck and nervously holding the
hand rail, give yourself up for lost, for
the keel is already traveling on the
rocks and gravel of the bottom.
"Now, then: Now, then?' yells the
raptain. The Maoris put their strength
upon the poles. Just as the craft seems
Gliding sidewlse into the bowlders that
line her path she slips out through the
passage iuto the placid green and sil
ver of the nest reach, and the captain,
sounding the Jingle bell, settles down
to a cup of tea, holding the wheel with
one biud. You could not (ouch bottom
here with the statue of Liberty.
If I can read men better than rapids
the Scot himself is not always sure
how be is coming out of these tangles.
Sometimes bis quick, rasping orders to
the Maoris have the ragged edse of
anxiety, and his manner of tearing
with bands and feet nt the wheel in
dicates a considerable concern. Once
I heard him mutter under his breath
the national slogan: "I hae ma doots!
I hae ma duot!'' as we shot Into 9
particularly abominable piece of water.
The channel, no more than wlue
enough for the little hull, turned sharp
ly at the bottom of the slide, and I hnd
something rather worse than doubts
as the boat went sidewlse down, seeing
what was ahead for her. If in an In
stant Rhe can gather full speed ahead
she can slip through; otherwise plain
ly tbe will strike her side against the
reef and capsize.
"Now, then. Jumbo," shouts the cap
tain as he paws with one hand for the
engine 111, "give it to her!'' The pro
filer buzzes. The Maoris, with feet
braced, tug at the poles. They seem
to be too late. With a bang the boat
hits the bank, careens far over and
amid the startled screams of the pas
sengers slides off into the deep water
and goes safely on her way.
I conclude that that pilot must be a
master of bis craft Of a score of
places be is able to bit the bank at the
single spot that is safe.
the camp pretended nof to see him.
knowing that a serious look would
bring them punishment Exchange.
Concrete Stays Put.
As concrete gets older it becomes
harder and more durable that 13, of
course, If the concrete is properly
made. The usual means of wrecking
a house have not the slightest effect
on concrete. The sledgehammer, the
drill and dynamite must be used.
Adds might be used to disintegrate
the concrete, but the expense would
be enormous. The only thing to do Is
to loosen the material with explosives
and then break It free from the steel
re-enforcement with sledgehammers,
and that Is a long, tedious job. Boston
Two 10c bottles
Tulk 30c coffee,
3 cans hominy.
Quart Jars apple butter,
two Jars for
4 pounds navy beans
or head rice
8 ban Lenox
7 boxes Searchlight
7 boxes Grandma'i
2 packages Shredded
Wheat or Grape-Nut . .
2 pounds bt
2 pounds pnre
Jersey Cream flour.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets are safe, sure and reliable
and have been praised by thousands
of women who have been restored to
health through their gentle aid and
curative properties. Sold by all
700 Twelfth Street.
Old iicncs Wet 43 and 869.
Delivery to wit part of the city.
Wallensteln, Who Never Smiled, Was
the Most Dramatio of All.
Washington's reserve made him
stiff, formal and ill at ease in compa
ny, but it also prevented bis plana
from being betrayed to the enemy and
the country from being deceived by
William the Silent was frugal of
words, because a reserve that conceal
ed his designs, even from those acting
with him, .was necessary to the Inde
pendence of the Netherlands.
The most dramatic of silent men
was Wallensteln, the antagonist of
Gnstavus Adolpbus and the comman
der of the emperor's armies in the
Thirty Years' war. He insisted that
the deepest silence should yelgn around
blin. His officers took care mat no
loud conversation should disturb their
general. They knew a chamberlain
had been hanged for waking him with
out orders, and an officer who would
wear clanking spurs is the command
er's presence bad been secretly put to
dath. In the rooms of Wallensteln's
palace the servants glided as If phan
toms, and a dozen sentinels moved
around bis tent charged to secure the
silence the general demanded. Chain
were stretched across the street and
road in order to guard him against
the disturbance of sounds. Wallen
steln's taciturnity and love of silence
that caused him to be Irritated at the
slightest noise wr due to hi consti-
tutioTial temperament. He never
smiled, he nerrr asked advice from
any one, and ke could not endure to
! be gazed at, een when giving an or
'der. The soldiers when he crossed
The angels aren't the
only one3 who are harping .
on good things just now.
Spring buds are begin
ning to bloom, for men and
To meet the demands of
our fast increasing busi
ness the lines we oiler for
this season are the largest
the finest and com
prise the best values ever
offered in this community.
An absolute truth.
Knowing your needs and
wishes fully we made
our selections with in
Exclusive patterns in
smart models that will
prove very popular.
. And all wool!
When we say all wool,
we mean once roaming the
hills on the sheep's back
not from the Alabama
Styles distinctly differ
ent. Priced very moderately.
$15.00 to $25.00.
. Make your choice early
you'll be better pleased.
"Rock Island' Best Value
TO ' - . . .
xuose const aerin? the matter ot
redecorating their homes this
spring can get many viluable
Mr. Frank Todd
who is in our Drapery Depart
ment this week with a special
display of draperies and cur
tains. He has a collection of ex
clusive ideas in imported lace
curtains together with speci
mens of beautiful made-to-order
draperies and hangings, which
can be trimmed and decorated
to hannonize with the interior
decorations. If it is desired, Mr
Todd will visit your home and
offer suggestions on the general
decorative scheme as well as
Drapery Dept, Fourth Floor
Easter suits, splendid values, $15
Our Easter Opening this week
gave added impetus to the isell
inc: of Easter wear. Our suits
in style, in quality, and in work- , -
manship set a new standard of
value in tailored suits. "While we
have them in all prices, from
$12.50 to $98, we call particular
attention to our assortment . at
$15. Practical styles of good
wool materials, such as serges,
diagonals and fancy mixtures.
Any stylish color that you
might want is included.
Coats at $15.00
At S15 we shew a splendid variety ot
styles in series, whipcords, diagonal
weaves and fancy mixtures in tans,
grays and navy blue.
Stylish white dresses
Indications point strongly to great
popularity for white dresses for street
as well aB party wear. Many styles,
ranging from street "dresses of white
serge to dainty lingerie models of
.charming marquisette and white crepe
trimmed with various heavy laces and
embroideries, S3.50 to S75-
Fascinating Easter millinery
Those whom the weather prevented from
attending the Easter Opening this week
will find the decorations still intact and
the displays of hats just as pleasing. Visit-
ors have pronounced our millinery to be the r
j 1 n t tt "a?.:;?!
most oeauiixui mey nave seen. iou
will see table after table and case after case
ct-f Trip TYinsf fnepinofi-nor TmTa fThavrmnrr
little turbans, trimmed with ribbons and
large hats of roses and lilacs. There is a ; gv-
collection of nonies mane hv .Toserm and v
Kurzman of New York from fine import
r5 fr1 lints. A UsTYInvr vf Trnlrvrprl lints frnm
PhiDDS and Bureresser of New York. w
One Is Impressed with the variety, no particular shape or
color or treatment of trimming predominating.
March sale of
The March sale will continue to
morrow and all of next week.
It presents the opportunity to
buy dinner ware at a big saving
Bargains in 103-piece .dinner sets
$7.98 dinner set far $5.98
$15.75 dinner aet for $1248
$17 dinner set for $12.93
$18 dinner set for $13.98
$38 75 dinner set for $24 50
$65.75 dinner set for $33.50
!60 dinner s;t for $39.59
A 1 Johnson Brother's English,
American ni German dinner
are at 23 off
All bric-a-brac, fan:y G;r nan
and Japanese china at 25 off
Tall footed blown sherbet glass
es, rejular 15c values. Saturday
onlv 10c. ' Fifth Floor
27 Inches wide, H5c a yard.
$1.25 French lamb
skin gloves, 98c a pr.
Two-clasp gloves of prime
French lamb skin gloves from
one of the leading factories of
France.. Black, white, tan, cham
pagne, navy, gray and green.
West Aisle, Front
85c full sized bleached
sheets at 79c each
We are offering several attrac
tive values in sheets and pillow
cases for Saturday. .
Sheets 81x90 inches in size, made
of very good muslin,' sell -regularly
at 85c, special at, 79c each.
Unbleached sheet, 81x90 in58e e8
- Embroidered pillow cases, neat, re
fined patterns, 36x45 Inches in size,'
65 a pair. - . . .
Plain pillow cases, regular 22c values,
36x45 inches in size, lSeV each.
Holly batistes, 15c
A fine,, sheer cotton fabric that lends '
Itself splendidly to spring and sum
mer dresses. Striped and figured pat
terns, 80 Inches wide, 15J a yard. '
Sheer cotton voiles in tan. blue, nink
and hello with black hair-line stripes,
In our Book Department
Vest Pocket Manuals
Manuals of Prayer
Key of Heaven Bibles
White Prayer Books.
Holy Week Book. 50e
Thoughts and Affections on the Pas
sion, 50 to $2
My Prayer Book, SI .25 to $2.75 ,'
Holy Hour of Adoration, 45
Eucharlstlc Soul Elevation, 504
Confession and Its Benefits, 254
A Few Simple and Business like Ways
of Devotion to the Passion, 254
Book Department, First Floor
Women's $3 and $3.50
. shoes at $2.19
All sizes in a variety of styles
come in gun metal, Vici kid and
patent leathers. Button and
lace models, with cloth, velvet or
dull tops. A worth while saving
on good footwear, $2.19.
"Nemo" stockings for
boys and girls
With each pair we give a
box of colored crayons
"Nemo;" are fine ribbed mercer
ized stockings with double heels
and toes,. -white, tan, sky and
pink, 25c v
"Merrylegs" stockings in medium
weight double heels and toes, black
, only, ... 154 and 184 per pair.
20c Bon bons, for lb. 15c.
15c assorted wafers, lb. 10c.
Main Aisle, Center.
Curious Repetition of a Train Wreck
and a Lucky Escape.
Lord Acton for many years kept a'
record of coincidence. A very strange
one occurred within his owa experi
ence. A rumor had spread that his wife
had drowned herself. She had don
nothing of the kind, but it was quit
true thnt a Baroness Acton had drown
ed herself at Tegernsee. where Lord
and Lady Acton were staying, and bad
drowned herself under their very win
dow. The strangest of all coincidences
noted by Lord Acton concerned Sir Ed
mund Berry Godfrey, who was mur
dered at the bottom ot what is now
Primrose hill, but was then known as
Greenberry hill, in London.
Three men were banged for the mur-
Cer. Their names, respectively, were
Green. Berry and Hill.
Some years ago a well known busi
ness man. who was accustomed to
make weekly trips between ao eastern
city and Chicago, had the uncomforta
ble experience of having a wheel break
immediately under his seat while the
train was going at full speed. It was
only by the most fortunate of leaps
that he was able to escape losing hi
life. Naturally this experience mad s
very deep Impression upon him.
It was almost a year later that be
took the same train and by a strange
chance was assigned the same chair.
During a chat with a friend whom be
had Just met he g! a need out of the
window and recognized the landscape
and the very spot of his narrow escape,
lie told the friend the story i the pro-
ken wheel. Just as be reached the
climax of his recital, saying, "The cold
shivers go down my back at the mere
thought of it there it is again," in
credible as it may seem, the Identical
accident happened on the same train,
almost between the same two fields ad
Joining the track, and the victim of
this oddest of coincidences barely es
caped the same way as before.
Such weird coincidences are- always
difficult of credence, but no less an au
thority than Darwin, the naturalist,
mentions one of the same kind, though
different In degree. One of a party
whereof Darwin was a member was
peaking of the earthquake of Talca
huano. In northern Chile, on which oc
casion the father had lost all bis prop
erty and the narrator himself bad
barely escaped with hi life. Then,
writes Darwin, there ensued a curious
coincidence. A German, one of the
party, got up. saying that n would
never sit la a room In those countries
with the door shut. as. owing to bis
having done so, be once nearly lost bis
life at So pi a po. Accordingly, be open
eil the door. No sooner bad be done
so than he cried out. "Here it comes
again r and another shock commenced.
The wools party escaped. St Louis
eiz Insurance Adjuster. -
Springfield. March 22. L A. Max
cus, thehead of the firm of Marcus
ft Co., firs insurance adjusters, of Chi
cago, was arrested here yesterday on
a charge of conspiring o defraud "in
surance companies by fluctuating the
appraised value of firs damage. .
Woman Pioneer Dead.
Carthage, March 22. Mrs. William
Saunders, mother of Postmaster Frank
Schuls of Chadwlck, 111., died yester
day.' She was an Illinois pioneer,
Drowna in Illinois River.
Pekin, March 22. Henry Lawson,
25 years old, drowned in the Illinois
river here yesterday afternoon -walls
attempting to pass from a barge to a
NO ONE STRONGER THAN HIS STOMACH.
The celebrated Dr. Abernethy of London was firmly of the opinion that dlsor
ders of the stomach were the most prolifio source of human ailment ia general. A
recent medical writer say: " every feeling, emotion and affection reports at th
stomach (through the system of nerves) and the stomach is ffested accordingly.
It is the vital center of the body ." He continues, " so we nay be
said to live ( through ) the stomach." lie goes on to show that the stomach is
th vital center of the body. For weak stomachs and the consequent inditfestioa
or dyspepsia, and th multitude of various diseases which result therefrom, no
medicine can be better suited a a curative agent than
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery,
Eflverr.l months ago I suffered from a severe pain right
endcr the breast-bone,' writes- Mbs. G. M. Ml uses, of
Corona, Calif. " Had rnifTortd from tt, off and on, tor sev
eral years. I also suffered from heart-burn, did not know
what was the matter with m. I tried several medicine
but they did me no good. Finally. I was told it was my
liver. I did not dare to eat as it made mo worse. When-f-V(:r
I swallowed anything it &mA that I would faint it
.hurt so. I grew vo ry thin and weak from not eating. Wa
tr.ld to take Dr. Plr-rce'a GiMen Medical Discovery. I took
.Dve bottles oi it, and could fei myceii getting netter irom
Ft.iE5sw-tne brt 0o6a- could eat a little without pain and grew
?i lfWir.??'i-m.Z?''J trnnu faaL TVwdav I mm atmncr and wt.ll and pan Aa a hill
Kfvi - - -r - - n - .
J cay's work with ease, inn ef everything ana nave put cm
l!-sb wonderfully. 1 will say to all sufferers write to Dr.
lias. Kuckzx. Hercc iio bas my unaying gratitude."
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All the news all the time The
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Makes face, bands, arms and neck a white as milk and
does not show or rub off. Pimples, blackheads, freckles,
moth or liver spots cured in a few day. Have handled this
preparation for years and recommend It. Pries SO cents.
Young ft McCombs and Thomas Drug company.