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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1913.
SAVING THE SCENE
n Enrargency For Which Actors
Must Ever Be Prepared.
An experienced actor Is supposed to i
be able to cope Willi any stage emer- !
gency, no matter what is larking or
what happens. Cool. self poHesed. it I
1 expected of him to turn the ridicu- j
loiiH into a source of aptlnue rather
than of disapproval or laughter.
And among the necessary acquire
ments for the actress is tn unsliuknhle
self control, uo matter if y some care
lessness she is thrown into a situation
almost without precedent. She must
liever fly off nt a tangent because of
some un relics rsed in idei.t. She must
not st ream when the perennial gnllery
Idiot jells "Fire!" If something is for
gotten she must try hard to hide Itsab- j
ene or intent a substitute. I
If anything unusual occurred I al-"-)
t'lay if possible, as when In th school
room scene of "Miss Mutton" I was as
tonished to see a larse water spsniel
come trotting on to the s'nee. waving
bis tnil :it tne as if we had twn bosom
friends for yesrs. I don't like to recall
all the things I t lionet about that dog
for a moment or two.
Tlien I rose. and. tlinnkiii? Iicnven
nnd a generous master for the colhir he
vvore, I grasped It. and. tin vine stroked
fcls silky ear with thi? other hand. I
said to my pupils: "Children. I do not
wish to curtail your plensiir'-s. but I
bare told you before that I cannot per
mit you to huve your peta In this room
during lesson hours. Now, don't force
ma to remind you of that Hgnin."
And the little ifirl who p'.nved rant
quickly and cleverly rescinded to my j middle atted man who seems to wor
wlnk. "Oh. excuse us this time. Miss j ship the deadly king cobra of India
Multon. and we won't do it again." ; wnirh is 0n exhibition in the reptile
And, taking the dog from me. she led ; house
him off into the retirement of ,,rlvnt ! The nlHn ls a rn?(,uf,nt v.gltor t0
life, while In the morning one newspa- he .ejecting the nav davs when
per remarked that "among the prettiest lhere a!p Tf,rv few vl8itors Upon
of the tighter touches of the perform- I etlterln the r ti!p house j, w11
anca was the scene at the Christmas make frr (he 'ass-fronted cage where
'T, .!r".t."CtUd U,e dK th- inc cobra, said to bo the most
In the third act ' ' , , , ,
i o i.i .u i i polscnous pnali'1 In the tvon:!, is on
wai playing "Canlllle.,, I had a similar
experience. In the fifth Oct I had stag
gered from the window to the bureau,
Bearing tunf dread moment when I was
to se the reflection of my wrecked and I
ruined self In the looking glnss. The !
bouse was all attention, watching dim
eyed the piteous, weak movemen'.s of
the dying uoti:nn. Just then I heard
the quick imlrawlug of the breath that
startled womanhood always Indulges
In lefore either a scream or a laugh.
My heart gave a plunge. "What la
it? Oh, what la wrong?" And I glanc
ed down at uiy'ielf anxiously, for reHilj
Chronic Indigestion and
Eat a hearty meal if you want to.
Then take two MI-O-NA tsulets and
you'll wonder why that old stomach of
yours ls so quiet add comfortable.
But If MI-O-NA was only a quifter
of stomach disturbances, it wouldn't
be stich a good medicine for you to
put In your stomach.
MI-O-NA tablets do more than give
relief. they clean, renovate, pirt
strength and elasticity Into the Mom
ach walls and build up the general con
dition of the stomach so that you ran
digest the heartiest meal without fear
Guaranteed for Indigestion, dizziness,
biliousness, sick headache, and all dis
eases arising from a deranged stomach.
I-arge box 50 cents at druggists every
where. Free trial treatment and booklet
from Booth's Ml-o-na. Buffalo, N. Y..
who also P.ll mail ordeis on receipt of
price. The Thomas Drug Co. guaran
tees MI-O-NA. (Adv.)
75re the Talk
Of the Town
We cordially invite the ladies of Rock IsTand and vicin
ity to visit our establishment, which will round ready
to serve their wants in the line of suits.
We are showing the most exclusive line of
Suite 61 McManus Building.
ttTERD FREQUENTER OF
Knerllac before cbra
(Special Correspondence to The Argus.)
New York. Feb. 8. One of the
greatest mysteries of the New York
zoological park is the Identity 'f a
I wore very little in that Fcene.
Then cnnie n titter, and evidently it I
was growing. In agony 1 turned quick
ly ntiout nnd found myself facing a
monstrous cat. SttirllUe. he held the
very center of the stag. his two great
topae eyes fixel untliucliin?1y upon my
face. Ilm tail stond straight nnd ag
gressively in the air, twitching with
abort twitches rtt the very top.
Alus, no wonder they gif-gled: But
how to save the approaching denth
scene wu what went through my
Clinging to the bureau. I slipped to
my knees, nnd with nn earnest prayer
that lie woi:ld not resist my appeal in
a faint vol -e I called nun to me.
j Thomas !ool.ed cspicious!y nt me. hes-
1 ' -
Itnted. tlien ij.prouehod gingerly and
; siiiffcil nt my tinpeta. Then, he rubbed
1 bis dingy bot'y ngaiust tin knee, and
1 in an instant tuv arms were about him.
my cheek on his w irked old bead.
I then railed a:ii!ie to -viieve me,
nnd the npplauce that swept the house
i was as ti.'i'.m t my treat distress. 1
said to Nanine. 'i"'l;e hitn downstairs:
be grows ton heavy for me to pet"
And Sir Tt'.on.ns
carried off re-
tuctnr.Uy. in:air;!i'g perhaps lhat
was envious of tli" hit be bad made.
My mana?"r. who vas somewhat of
d wag. of -ofir;e maile the B;nst of the
saved situation. A tontleman met hitn
on the street the next mo.-nirg and was
nnxioiis for l.hti to settie un argument
between himself :! v,'uV
"My wife. w':o has s.-en the play sev
eral times !n New VorU. ii'.si.ts that
the benutiftij little so ne with the cat
belongs to th ;lay. while I don't recall
it. nor do :.uy of our aoo-.iaintnnces
whom I have askt-0 this morning.
Won't yon kindly et ns ricM?"
w llliiisjlr. rcplicu mj manager.
"Your wife ls in the r'.srht. ray dear sir.
That cat sei:e is always done. It ls a
great favorite with Miss Morris, and
she hauls that cat all oter the country
May heaven forgive him! Clara Mor
ris In New York Pi-e.
DAVENPORT, IOWA g
XEW YORK ZOO
ta Hew York Co.
exhibition and aa shown la the photo
graph, bow down in an attitude of
prayer before the deadly reptile. If
there are a number of visitors in the
snake house, the man merely hiclinea
his head, but If the place Is deserted
he sinks to his knees and bows over
the rail in an attitude of extreme de
votion. Curator Ditmara or tl e "zoo"' has
frequently spoken to the man and ask
ed his name, but the worshipper mere
ly shakes hia head and leaves the
place. What sect the man belongs to
that worships this horrible reptile as
a Diety is not known.
Regular meeting held Feb. 3, 1913.
City Council Chamber, Rock Island,
111., Feb. 3, 1913. The city council met
In regular session at 3 o'clock p. m..
Mayor Scliriver and all commissioners
The minutes of the regular meeting
held Jan. 27, 1913, were read and ap
proved. Commissioner Rudgren submitted
the weekly pay roll for week ending
Feb. 1, iS13, as follows:
Emil Frank $ 14.70
Al Sudgon 12.00
j1' K0s 12-f,
r n. 1ASA
a-r. v w i i. o .................... JU.UU
?.l. K&vahaugh 12. to
11. Seiters 4.20
Jcha Nelson 10.80
Bert Nichols 12.60
F. Cudy ..
P. Lege ..
F. G et . . .
I ;K. Dunoway 10.50
K. Doyle 10.50 i
C. Corken 6.30 j
T. Manuel 13.65
, V. Eckerman
j P. Hevcriing .
I C. Schlemmer
A. Dunoway . .
Bridge (contingent; account..
Waterworks construction 43.05
f Commissioner Rudgren offered a res
'olution that the weekly pay roll for
I week ending Feb. 1, 1913, In, amount
'of $227.85, be allowed. Carried by
' unanimous vote.
Commissioner Rudgren atrbmltted a
list of claims, as follows:
l Harry M. Schriver $ 208.33
M. T. Rudgren 166.66
Archie Hart 166.66
1 1 Robert R. Reynolds 166.66
! Jonas Bear 166.66
Velma Hickman . . .
Oscar Johnson . . .
i Clyde Cushman . . .
i Mrs. Dumbanld . .
1 Henry Karsten
G. O. Craig
A. N. Pratt
; J. Joers
! P. Heverllng
Charles Cochran . .
; H. Schmacht
! G. Newberry
j C. Melow
. J. Valentin
' B. Brahm 87.50, you the first time yoir use it,
D.Doyle 37.60! if you suffer with pains In your
iG. Holet 37.60 .'back, and sides, or have any signs of
C. Lundberg 53.75 , Sidney, bladder troubles, or rheuma-
';!. Talbot 33.75 itism, such aa puffy .tweJlicgs under
i R. Toung . . .
: A. Schmidt . .
1 11. Bloomqulst
j J. Schnltx
j H. Herman
' C. Giass . .
A. Xrk 2.50
I C. Atkinson 31.50
H. H. Harris
William Caulfield . . .
Dennis McCarthy . .
Charles Ginnane ...
E. P. Kell
Otto Herkert .......
Mrs. M. Schroeder .,
City hall account . . .
Fire dept. account . . .
Electrician account. .
Total General Fund $2,913.07
tion account $ 60.00
Reservoir expense ac
Commissioner Rudgren offered a res
olution that the claims just read In
amount of $3,449.07, be allowed. Car
ried by unanimous vote.
Commissioner Rudgren offered a res
olution that O. E. Mansur be allowed
$1.84 as refund for over payment on
special assessment. Carried by unani
Commissioner Bear offered a reso
lution that John Daly be allowed $3.33
for water not used from Dec. 1, 1911 j
to April 1, 1912. Carrisd by unani-1
Reports were submitted from the
street department for December and
January, Head Engineer W. H. Wise",
plumbling inspector and the chief of
police, for the month of January.
Commissioner Reynolds offered a
resolution that the reports of the
various departments be received and
Mayor Schriver read a resolution in
Mayor Schriver read a resolution in
favor of the council going on record
favoring a training school in central
southern Illinois, and requesting the
members of the legislature from this
district to support a bill asking for
an appropriation of $750,000 for the
I purpose of buying 1,000 acres of land
! and locating said school thereon.
Commissioner Bear offered a resolu
tion that the resolution read by Mayor
Schriver be adopted. Carried by unani
Mayor Schriver read a report signed
by all members of the board 'of local
Hakes Yc-ir Backache
A Few Dotes Relieve All Such Mis
eries, Bladder Weakness, Kidney
Trouble and Rheumatism
It is no longer necessary for anyone
to suffer with backachlng, kidney trou
ble, have disagreeable bladder and
urinary disorders to contend with, or
be tortured with rheumatism, stiff
joints, and its heart-wrenching pains,
for the new Iscovery, Croxone, quick
ly and surely relieves all such trou-
j Croxone is the most wonderful rem-
edy yet devised for ridding the system
of uric acid and driving out aU the
poisonous Impurities which cause aucb
troubles. It Is entirely different from
all other remeides. It is not like any
thing else ever used for the purpose.
It acts on the principle of cleaning
out the poisons and removing the
It soaks right in through the walla,
membranes and linings, like water in
a sponge, neutralizes, dissolves, and
makes the kidneys sift, out and filter
W. H. Wise
Joe Wheelan . .
15.00 j away, all the uric acid and poisons
26.00 1 from the blood, and leaves the kid
37.50 j neya and urinary organs clean, strong,
62.60 : healthy and well.
80.00 It matters not how long you have
2.10 suffered, how old you are, or what you
105 have used, the very principle of Crox
1.05 one ls such, that it it practically lm
62.60 j possible to take it into the human sya
45.00 tem without results. There Is nothing
37.80 j else on earth like it. It starts to work
i the minute you take it and relieves
the eyes or in the feet and anklea. If
yo1! are nervous, tired, and run down,
or bothered with urinary disorders,
Croxone will quickly relieve you of
your misery. You can secure an orig
inal package of Croxone at trifling
cost from any first-class druggist. All
druggists are authorized to personally
. . . I 1. i a tm I . aflB
in a single caae. (Adv.)
O N E ..
Cash Puts Any
Reduced price on furniture prevail nearly every
where these days. It's ordinarily not a busy season
and that's about the only way to "liven things up."
WeVe Done More Than Cut Prices!
In addition to reducing most everything in the
bouse, we propose to make lack of cash no excuse
for not buying now; hence we ask but a dollar cash
xl2 ft Brussels
strongly woven in
wide choice of pat
terns. Special, only
ill J "7
Genuine Leather Seat Diners and Solid Oak Extension Table
Are included In this outfit. AH are of sterling quality and are worth
a great deal more. Table has 42 Inch top and extends to 6 feet.
$1 Puts Roth "Specials' (or either one) in Your Home
' Cleaning up odds and ends of this nig
i Drought to light 8 sideboards just like
J colonial style, all made of solid quarter
'jam. auu ruuueu uuu jjuiioiieu aftc it yiuuu mcj
are real $25.00 values, but to
:hem out quickly during this
clear -J 1 flHC
, in inn iM m :--'----' ift.j.L.ir'i M . '.. ,-, i
Improvements recommending the Im
provement of Eleventh street from
the north line of First avenue to the
south line of Eleventh avenue, togeth
er with the city engineer's estimate
of the probable cost of said Improve- i Jan. 31. Carried: Ayes Schriver, Hart
ment in amount of $32,320.00. nA Iiear- Naya Rudgren and Rey-
Mayor Schriver offered a resolution ! no'1'
. . , , 1 , Commissioner Rudgren offered a
that the city engineer's estimate or j resolution that W. E. Bailey be al
the pobable cost of improving Elev- j lowed the sum of $167.70 as payment
enth street from the north line of j for balance on Lincoln court water
First avenue to the south line of j rrrrrrT -
Eleventh avenue, except the right of
way of the Trl-City Railway company,
by grading, draining, curbing and pav
ing with asphalt on a five-inch concrete
foundation, is a fair and reasonable
ona and that the same be approved.
Carried by unanimous vote.
Mayor Schrlvnr read an ordinance
entitled: "An, ordinance providing for
tha Improvement of Eleventh street
from the north, line of First avenue
to the south line of Eleventh avenue
cn the north side of G. Elmer Blakes
ley'a addition (sometimes called
Twelfth avenue), except the right cf
way of the Trl-City Railway company.
Mayor Schriver offered a resolution
that the ordinance providing for the
Improvement of Eleventh street from
First to Eleventh avenue, just read,
D O L
Purchase to $25
a New Kind of Tebruary Sale
as deposit on any purchase to S25.
payments are lower than ever, too.)
Leather Seat Parlor Rocker
Another lot of these special values last February we sold 20 of
these solid oak, leather seat and back massive parlor rockers la
?ne day they are most unusual bargains and must be seen to ap
predate the style and quality they posseaa worth $25 during thi
Oil: - :
Solid Oak Extension
and These Six Chairs
This Beautiful Bed
Is In true colonial style, finely lacquered and strongly built:
comes in all sizes and in bright or. satin finish. Spring is of all steel
with angle sides and supported woven wire fabric. Mattress has
thick cotton top and is full 45 pounds in weight.
sale I Mltf Usual
. J I U Vain.
o AV E M P O RT 'QWfl.
be considered. Carried by unanimous
Mayor Schriver offered a resolution
that R. W. Sharpe be paid the sum of
SU'COO for services from Jan. 15 to
If You Eat You Need Digestif
The New Relief for Indigestion
It has been stated that more than
eighty million people in the United
States are victims of some form of in
digestion. The American people do
not take time enough to eat. The re
sult is stomach trouble, gas, belching
Indigeetion and dyEpepbia.
Digeetlt la the new relief it has
been found a certain, quick nd per
manent remedy. Thousands of peo
ple have found relief from its use.
Their own statements on file la our
i Hull i l'l i
L A R!
in Your Home
Jnst Think of It!
Here you can buy now about $45 worth of furni
ture for 325 and to send your purchase home you
need practically no cash. These bargains speak for
themselves: our terms nobody can brut and there
are absolutely no extra charges.
For Brass Bed, all-stetl
Springs, 45-pound Muttres
main. Carried by unanimous vote.
Adjourned on motion of Commission
M. T. RUDGREN,
While It ls often Impossible to pre
vent an accident, It is never impos
sible to be prepared It ls not beyond
any one's purse. Invest 25 cents in,
a bottle of Chamberlain's liniment and
you are prepared for sprains, bruises
and like Injuries. Sold by all dmg.
office are roof. You can try it fOJ
yourself without any risk If it falls
to give you absolute satisfaction you
money will be returned. Brown's Di
geetlt is a tablet easy to swallow and
absolutely harmless. It relieves in
digestion almost instantly, stops food
fermentation, prevents distress aJtsf
eating and cures dyspepsia. You n ; 1
It even though you are not sick- 11
aids d;ertion nd sives you a!! n
nourishment. The Harper House i',-im