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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1912.
'MARRYING PARSON" HOPES TO TIE UP
5.000 COUPLES BEFORE HE RETIRES
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ON THE FAMOUS
If H I h"i - '
1$ 1.00 CLUB PLAN SALE $ 1 .00
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Parson Burroughs and his hotel.
Bristol, Tenu.. Oct. 8 Kv. Alfred J
iiarnson liurroushii, the ".Marrying;
f'lirson" of Ltnsiol. recently celebrated
L;s MHb birthday by uniting bin 4,5U0th
cnj:;. lie believes he holds the
v. orld s record for the number of mar
r a?('B performed by a single individ
ual. Parson Burroughs reHigned from
tie 1 (j j) tint ministry 23 years ago in
iriler to devote himself exclusively to j
tins unique industry. He hopes to j
ic unci out his career by marrying!
i.t'fio couples. j
'I he action of the Ministerial asso
ciation of Bristol more than 20
( hurclies in pledging its members to
r fiKe hereafter to marry eloping cou- j
pu-b on lenneHHee sou contrary 10
'.he laws of the state from which
titlier or both of the contracting par
ties come, and memorializing the leg
"lhluture to put a stop to the hundreds
of "hasty and indecent" marriages
performed annually at the Bristol
mecca by statutory enactment, will
ht-.ve the effect, if the ministers ara
successful In their efforts, of depriv
ing ! 'arson Burroughs of a unique j
livelihood and ridding the world of
another of Its famous places.
1 AL-r-' - X'-,-
I - 'it
k sCufiumf cfrt-iir rn--T-r" "
vocation, lie has amassed a comfort'
able compuU'iiim 'out of his unusual
As au actlv advocate of the lustl
tutlou of tuarrlae Tarsou liurruuglia
IB entitled tu Bruno dlmlnnllmi
Parson Burroughs Is watching with hft, uuquesUollablY done more to fo8.
interest the effort or the ministers to Wr ccnnubial BOCety than other j
deprive him of his vocation. He says Iukn ,n tne BoMli Qr tbe count He !
that when the matter gets into the ,iaturay feplg ,,rouJ of ul8 uulque
legislature ho will fight for the r J djBtucton and CHUtiuuea nl work ,n
trntion of the existing laws, and will , vineyard with unabated seal, I
oousolous of the belief that he Is reu-
plead that young people be allowed to
follow the dictates of their own hearts
In tbe matter of choosing their life
Xiiates rather than be forced in,nany
Instances to contract uncongenial
marriages at home, lie believes that
mere youth has little to do with the
matter when love Is In the heart.
derlng society a great service.
Parson Burroughs was formerly al
lowed to marry persons as young as
13 years. The law lu Tennessee Las
since been changed, however, making
the legal age 1 years, lie believes It
Is better for minors to marry accord-
Price Fixed by the
Booster Mfg. Co.
The price of the famous Hoosier Kitchen Cabinet Is
different from any other kitchen cabinet aoM the retail
selling price is made by the manufacturer1 no agent is
allowed to either cnt or raise the price one cent under
or over the price fixed by the factory, consequently there
is a fixed standard price established in erery city. You
tt the lowest possible price.
Hoosier Club Sales
What They Are
Tneae Clob Sales are arranged and c&rried on by the
Hoosier Mfg. Co., and the Spencer Furniture Co. act as
thetr agents for which they are paid a commission. For
This Reason we are able to sell this wonderful Step Sav
er on tbe f&BKma Hoosier Club Plan (they do this only
twice a year) yon iota the Hoosier Club by paying
$1.04 we deliver tbe Hoosier to your home immediately
and while using it in your dally work you pay the bal
ance at rate of
T II -I,- I J. ...... '
rarsou uuriousuB piununm , hlg to tUe uictates of their own hearts
wnai is pronauiy lue mosi lamoun
than to rexpoiid to pareutal dictation 1
wbeu that dictation la absolutely con-'
trary to the wiehes of their young 1
lives. The record of his marriages,
he says, will bear h'.ui out in this I
assertion. Out of the many hundreds!
j of couples married by him in opposl-'
hotel In the world. It was designed ,
nnd erected expressly for the conven
ience of eloping couples. Every room j
In tbe far-famed hostelry is a bridal ;
chamber. It is situated squarely
upon the dividing line between Vir-
Lima aiiu i uuurnum t uxr ttt,.- , . . ...i.i ,t
, ... . ' . -;tln to the wishes of their parents, so,
lor-atlon of the house, oue-half ofi,n, . . , . . .
, . . ,. . . . ... lfai as lie lias been able to trace not
which lies in one state and the other i ,. ,. ., . ;
, , . . . . .... "ore than live divorces have resulted. :
half in a ne ghboring state, is at once i . , , .. , i
i pparent for the execution of the pur-1 . ( , . ,
pose for which It was built. Scarcely
n day passes that Parson Burroughs
liar a Week
64 White Ivory Hoosier
go to 84 ladles on the famous $1.00 a week Hoosier Club
The enormous output of these Hoosier Cabinets brings
the coat of each down to the very lowest paint enab
ling us to offer these STEP SAVERS at a price In
reach of all.
Join the White Squadron Be One of the 64.
(Monday) and Closing When 64 Ladies Have Joined the Club
Why Hoosier Club Is
limited to 64
The Hoosier Mfg. Co. usually limit the Club to 25 ladles
but tola year we will be given the exclusive sale in both
Davenport and Rock Island
so for thia reason our number was Increased. A car of
Hoosiera contains Just 64 Cabinets this Is the number
therefore alloted to this Club Sale.
Last Gob Sale Closed Ecrly
When we conducted our Spring Club Sale in May we had
to cancel half our advertising as the Club filled during
the first 10 days we generally flinire on three weeks
and it is for this reason we advise every woman to
Join tiie Club Early
This is an opportunity no lady should miss the use of
the most wonderfully made, the most completely equip
ped labor saving Kltchon Cabinet of modern times, at
the small cost of only 1.00 a week until paid.
Beautiful White Ivory Finish
This car (now in our warehouse) contained 64 of the
White Enamel Hooslers, the Handsomest piece of kitchen
furniture ever designed by the brain of man clean, neat
simple a place for everything and everything at yonr
finger tips. Tou can't help admire it evea though you
may not buy It they are as famous aa th. great White
Tou must see the Hoosier to appreciate its value and
superiority over all other cabinets. Our salesmen will
gladly show you all about it and you will b under bo
obligation to buy.
THE "HOOSIER SPECIAL,
SAVES MILES OF STEPS
FOR . TIP t-t
P HOOSIER KTTOKEH &ABIIIETS
j' ' " rlas' . i,m. . , i ""TIN.1
is not called upon to entertain a num
ber of eloping couples.
Parson Uurroughs has performed
marriage- ceremonies under every
roncelvtble circumstances in a rac
lnr carriage through the streets at
i.lKht, with an Irate mother In ?
pursuit with the couple standing in
the middle of a moving street car,
tbe tracks of which lie In different
states. He has boen the friend of
lovelorn lads and lasses long enough
to marry the children of the couples
who first came to him.
Sprawling across the boundary line
of the two states, and within a stone's
throw of two other states, the city of
iuade marriages Is very luuch larger.
He says that If parents were more
. considerate of the desires or the huarts
' of their children In so impoi taut a
matter as the affections tliero would
be less and less of the now growing
evil of divorce.
HIS BAPTISM OF FIRE.
220-22-24 W. 3ru
The Sensation Was Different
What Me Exsested.
A curious story of a Lieutenant
Harford of the Ninety-ninth regiment,
who served la a Zulu campaign. Is told
by Colonel Hamilton Browne In "A
Lost Legionary la South Africa."
"lie was a charming egsopanion. one
of the very beat, but ha was a erasy
I tuotna nd beetle hunter and weuld run
Tlrtutiil hnft Inn? hnen the eoal of
those young people ho are forced ! tb wltl U
to flee in order to achieve their de
sires. The Invisible line dividing wm
two states has for more than half a
century been a breeder of unique slt
imtinn. The troublesome boundary
l'.ne divides the electric railway into
halves for the entire distance along
,one of the main thoroughfares.
Parson Burroughs' business is made !
lng net to eaten butterOlea aud other
Uisexts. He. moreover, collected and
treasured suakes, scorpions and loath
some beasts of all aorta. Ha had never
been under lire before and had d two
or three occasions talked to we about a
man's feelings while undergoing his
baptism of Cre.
"Well, we were In rather a hot cor-
qualms of nervousness all forgotten,
had captured some microbe or other
and was blowing its wings out. as
unconscious of the bullets striking the
rocks all round him as if he had been
In bis garden at homeT
posRible by the stringent marital laws , n h w" to mj tight
i? Virginia and Weat Virginia. Fully ! r" wtieu ' bw exclamation.
0: per cent of the couples he has mar- i turnlnf "w b
rled have been elopers. The laws of tb rouud- lu,vlu IP -word
Virginia and Wept Virginia require i nd 'Tlvr-
tl.at applicants for marriage licenses r" " "Oood heavens. Harford, I said,
rhall be :i years of age unless they ! T hlt; . . ... . , ,
-.th have the wHtten consent of par- j lr- b P111- lt-
Mntrimnnv for u"' ""
nts or guardiar..
'if venue only, as interpreted by Par-i
ton P.urroughs, has proven a lucrative
"And there the lunatic. In bis first
MOST SICKNESS COMES
: FROM WEAK, INACTIVE KIDNEYS
ecent Reports Show Hundreds' few doses, you win be surprised'
aa imm a tmm y m I
auner vvun jtuaney iron Dies
and Don't Know It.
ouner wun JbJaney irotiDiea troxone cures the worst cases of
k.dney, bladder trouble and rheuma
tism, because It removes the cautre.
Pills, tablets and other remedies
There are scores of nervous, tirtd, merely, give temporary relief at the
run-don people throughout the city, : best. Croxoue cleans out the kid
tMifformg unh pains in the back and r.eys and makes them filter out all
ji,d-t, diizy fp-i!e, weaknesses of the ( the poisonous waste matter and uric
) ladder i frcjut ntly causing -Annoy- acid, that lodge In the joints and mus
iM.ce at night) uho fail to realize tbe cles, causing rheumatism; soothes and
seriousness of their troubles until ' heals the bladder, and quickly effects
fuoh conditions as chronic rheuraa- a permanent, pceiUve, lastlLg cure.
4inm. bladder troubles, dropsy, dia-j S"ou will Cnd Croxoue different
J.etea or oen Itright's disease result, i from all other remedies. There la
, All this is due to weak, iuactive ktd- nothing else on earth like It. It niat
frcys. The kidneys are the filterers j tors not how old you are or how long
if the biood. and no on? can be well ; you have suffered, it la so prepared
and Lealihy nr.lera the kidneys work : that it is practically impossible to
properly. It is even more important trke ir into the human system wl:i
than that the boels move regularly, i out results.
' If you suffer with such symptoms! You can secure an original package
don't neglect yourself another day of Croxone from any Crst cUco drjg-
r.d run the rlkk of serious oonipllca-: r.lst. All druggists are authorized to
tons. Secure an original package ; personally return tho purchase prica
f tho new discovery, Croxone. which ; if it fails to give the desired rcsiiVs
rtsts but a trifle and comn;?n.-e Its the very fr8t tixo you uro It iAd
lu at one. Vben you have taken jitrtiteuftnt.)
A PLEA THAT WON THE JURY.
Hew an Eloquent Kentucky Lawyer
Freed a Guilty Man.
John J. Crittenden, the eloquent
Kentucky lawyer of a past generation,
was once defending a murderer. Ev
ery one knew the man waa guilty, bat
the eloquence of Crittenden saved him.
"Gentlemen." said Crittenden at tbe
end of his great plea, " to err la hu
man, to forgive divine.' When God
conceived tbe thought of man's crea
tion be railed to him three ministering
virtues, who wait constantly upon tbe
throne Justice, truth and mercy and
thus addressed them:
" 'Shall we make this maoT
"0 God. make him not' said Jus
tice sternly, for he will surely tram
ple upon thy laws.'
"'And Truth, what sayest thou
'O God. make him not for none but
God Is perfect, and be will surely' sin
-'And Mercy, what sayest thou?
"Then Mercy, dropping upon her
knees and looking op through her
"0 God. make blm! I will watch
over him with my care through all tbe
dark paths he may have to tread.'
Then, brothers. God made man and
said to him: 0 man; tbou art tbe child
of Mercy. Go and deal mercifully
with all tiy brothers.' "Denver Re
publican. The Carpet Cure.
Matrimony reduced tbe Smith house
hold until there was nothing left of
It but the old couple, neither of whom
looks old enough to be In tbe father
and mother In law class. When Bessie
got married Papa Smith took posses
sion of her room, and it has been bis
study, library, smoking room and
growlery since then, and Its condition
mr.de tbe life of his otherwise happy
wife a burden. "Since he has his
rrn." she complained. "John ins de
veloped a passion for disorder which
would break a' housekeeier' heart."
"1 there a carpet on the floor?" she
was GFked. "No." "Is there a rug?"
"No: be wouldn't have one." "Well,
surprise him and have a carpet put
down." her friend's advice, and
!t wns followed. "He was a IHtle snr-l-ied
tn find . Mid the wuiiuid.
'bjt fruui tUa tjday the floor oaa But
Deen uttered, tnere's more order on
the desk nnd tbe place looks tidy.
John doesn't know It. but be could
serve as a living specimen of tbe car
pet cure." New York Tribune.
BATTING IN BASEBALL.
The Style o Sticks Used by the Slug
pera Varies Greatly.
neavy bitters of tbe past and pres
ent have always been of widely differ
ent opinions regiirdinp their bats. Dan
Brnuthers. the veteran sludger, ex
pressed tbe feelings of most players
when he said tbe bat makes little dif
ference to a batsman as long as It feels
comfortable and the owner looks upon
bis favorite stick with something like
It can lie well added that the style
of the batter sometimes bns little to
do with his hitting, whether it be the
choke effect Invented by Willie Keeler
or the crouch that was Sam Crawford's
stock In trade. Toung players make
the mistake of copying the style of
some great batter and of using a club
that Is as nearly a replica of the great
one's as possible.
It used to be said of Larry Lajole
that he could "bit tbe ball a mile with
a toothpick." and Hans Wagner was
not particular about the flail he used
so long as he could get a ball off the !
shoulder. Asa matter of fact most of
tbe hard bitters make their long drives
from balls that would not have been
strikes bad they been allowed to go to
the catcher. Unless' one stands fnirly
well back from the plate it Is difficult
to get the shoulders into a drive made
from a jierfectly pitched ball. New
at night walked the cloisters and other
portions of the shliey.
A monk arrayed
In cowl and Dead and dusky garb ap-
Now in tha moonlight and now lapaed
With steps that trod aa heavy, yet un-
This nppjiritlon Is the evil genius of
the Hy roim. aud its ap(eiirance portends
misfortune of some kind to the mem
ber of the family to whom It appears.
I.ord Byron fully believed that lie le
held this apparition a short time be
fore the greatest misfortune of his
life, his ill 8tnrred union with Miss
Miilhanke Alluding to his heller In
these things, he said:
I merelv mean tn eay what Johnson said
That In the course ot some six thousand
All nation! have believed that from tbe
A visitant at Intervals appears.
And what la strungest upon this strange
la that whatever bar the reason rears
Gatnest such belicfa thera'a something
Id lla behalt. let those deny who will.
Birds Big Eaters.
Bnhy robins have been observed to
eat half their own weight of beef
scraps, digest nil this within three
hours and then be rendy for another
A pair of red eyed vlreos were noted
by a uaturnllHt to feed their offspring
over a hundred times in ten hours.
Grosbeaks, sworn enemies of tbe Color
ado potato beetle, have been seen to
assimilate almost a hundred caterpil
lars or larvae tin hour. Over 3.000
aphids have perished by the bills of the
Insect loving yellow throats In the
same period of time. Suburban Life
"Muggins Iihs made a pile of money,
and now lie's trying to get Into society,
but the question of manners comes tip.
Huh. he gor any?" queried Uollva.
"Muggins? Manners? Well 1 should
say not." retorted Slithers. "Why. thst
man wouldn't give up his seat In a
dentist's chair to n lady." narper's.
A Slight Mistake.
She was a little woman, and she had
entered a department store In a sub
urban town. She walked up to a big.
Important looklug uian near tbe door
"I 'want to see some of your bang
"Sorry, ina'nm." snid the big fellow,
with a smile, "but we are not going to
have any today."
"None today T Why. wlint do yoa
mean? Aren't you the floorwalker?"
"No. mn'uiti: I'm the sheriff, and
I'm glad to say there's nobody to be
huuged loilny." Youkers Statesman.
"He has a lot of good Ideas, of course,
but then some of them are utterly tin
"Well, one of his schemes In to re
form politics so tbnt those who bold
public offices will nave to work." De
troit Free I'ress.
All the news all the time Thf- Argua.
Dirt of all kinds
THE "GCfBLIN FRIAR.
One ot the Specters That Are Said te
Haunt Newstead Abbey.
Newstead abbey, the home ot Lord
Byron, ha tbe reputation of being
haunted by more tu:'.o one. specter,
and many curious noises aud strange
sights have been beard and seen by
residents aud visitors there. But the
best known and must noted specter
connected with the place and Immortal
ized In Hyron verse Is the "(ioblln
Friar." Tin (Mirtli-uiar chamber which
this snet-ter Is su;tiHed especially to
frequent and wbk-b Is known pur
excellence as the "haanted chamber"
adjoins Byron's bedroom. Lord Hvron
j aud many other not only believed Its
j the existenre of tne Black Friar, bat
asserted that they had really seen It
Wherever used the dirt disappears in almost magic fashion.
Contains no adulteration or free Caustic
Soda. It is harmless to color, skin and fabric
it did not murine irs visitations, nnw-
Does the Work Quickly
Cleanses with least labor because it is
perfectly made from the purest ma
terials. Soap the clothes well let them
soak, then rinse them out. No boiling
No rubbing Simple and Easy.
Solves the Problem of
Will do more with less labor than any
other soap, without injury to the most
delicate fabric. The finest laces, wools
and linens can be safely washed with
KIRK'S FLAKE (White) Soap.
Order a Cake from. TTTW
your Grocer today jgA,
Save Flake wrapper
for valuable premium
ever, to the "haunted chamber." but t
JAP ROSE (Trantparent) SOAP for the toilet end bath