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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY. MARCTT 10. 1013.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Take Off Your Hats to
the Club Trainer; He's the Man Behind the Gun
JS iprxr f Caev 0aw J5 MUCH
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voo lose- lSLi I r-ff tf-w Cua
V TOO L3S vif V t " osttiwS
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lvXt-M ihV- .:? vvtl
There is iin un.-ung hero in the world
of sport. A tia : t-:.all fn-r born t'
blut-h uiiU'ii in th- cle,-rf air of the
sport pao Tie lun la are never his.
The g'U'l i icih.ri. of th- frenzied fan.
th'' Ioii'l h .TZHh.-i of lt'.IK!rOU8 bull
never cr. I,:.-, ears. Nor lias his
enltig the (. : i
turn with in.':
wt Items fr"tn
t; n yo i tio'i
ta'iou ho-. 1
koner Wd'iu. r.
out bv nrianv
con, n ndatlon.
. wo take fr'at
to J 'HI iLib 'V-
ri lt'-u'l.-i. when yoj
oms unction t . the lat
!h tiaiiiiT.u amps,
wl'h ill-corn oalof) exul-ppy-
.I'm'-.-, th W'apa-
I: him k i lit I.iicinls
off th f. ni " jii fniJ K'untti".- fashioii
h'n you frrab ali this, bow littlt- do
you know That were it not for the s?-
duiity of "iJoc" iclub trainers are al
ways "Dor") these things would not
so quickly come to pass. So !n's
wave our sweaty caps and give a cheer
or two for the honored guest of the
i Loud cries of "Rah fer Doc".
After the Rale of applause has ub
jidert we will continue. When a ball
pla;er. af"er ions w;ntr mo'tths of tn
j dob nt es, ttiow s up for the spring
traii.iiB he is not oil. by no means he
is not a fit creature to hwlng the
!hif;y hiikory. Nor yet is be quite fit
1 to toss the pporthe sphere. Jrse
crniiis of fa! have found board and
lodcinc on b's nienilirs. 'aih loin doth
jsipieak and s'piirm at. evry turn. He
1 needs cotsi'lerable oiling. And he
tet3 it. The club trainer does the oil
ing. In fact, the rlub trainer is the guy
that put the Oi' in oil. The moans and
groans of the ruty rigli fie!d?r echo
; and re-echo across the field. On a
. rold and heartless slab of stone the
trainer robs and jabs the aihing bi
cepp. He eirefully irons out the k'nks
and takes off several pounds of sup?r-
jfluous fatty tissue in 'he doing of i'.
t'nder his watfbful eye ih ligaments
i cease to suffer and he Is the d-spera-
.tion of chariey-borses.
i And thouch he never figures in the
ibox score we think tha- "Ioi" should
get a niff riiei' In th "assis's"
column Many a pretty throw to first
;on in the season is the product of his
i gentle craft.
Some Notable Achievements In
Eleventh Hour Work.
Some iiMoimiPnj; feats in eleventh
botir work, especially in the ruusical
and n r' i"t brn tidies. Iinve been
B'tiieved liy the gnat nrtists of Ult
Sir Ijlwi j I.iindserr ti :t 1 j romised a
;!'tut'i' f..r t tic spring exhibition of
!br I i rl 1 '. -:j institution in S.",. liut on
the ibiv (efore tin. exbililtl'in was to
! opi-rieil nil tlie limving citiitiiittee
- i v t 1 ;is :ui eur'ty friune.
nimti w:is Only liuti' in tin. pusitinu
of I s n : ' r.
As the prosped "f re'-eivlng n pic
ture for the fr.-rne sccnu 'l to the com
mittee tn !. sii,:t;t. n ruciiiln-r thereof
went to see ti.i- nrtt lie found
I.aii'lsecr siaiid i in front of a bare
"That's the picture 1 promlsi'd." said
the great inau. pointing to the canvas.
"1 have not touched It yet. but 1 will
send It to the Institution tonight."
And be tn.is us good ns his word. A
few hours later tin- completed picture
was di JiveriMl nn I iuh be seen today
in the National g:i!, ry. This wonder
ful work of hM'f a dozen hours was
none other than the universally ad
mired "Cavalier's Vets."
I.eander. the f:inious pulntcr. is ca
pable of remarkably rnpid work. tpon
eelng hltn lcae his rooms early in
the morniDg with a canrns on his
back the Belghbors of the great artist
used to eiclaliu. "There goes Ix-auder
off to paint his d:illy picture." Al
though this may have been an exag
geration. It Is h well known fact that
on several occasions th academician
produced a large picture within a fex
I.eander ha a formidable rival Id
the matter of lusty work In Solomon
fcoloronu. This artist painted an ad
mirable life, sue portrait of .Israel
Z.injrwlll rithin the period of fire j
In the realm of music there may be I
cited many instances of extraordinarily j
quick work. Oscar Hammersteln'fl i
record of a comic opera In one act, !
words and music, composed in one j
night. Is an example. ;
One of the most remark:ible bits of .
orchestration ever written, the over- j
ture to "Otello." was scored by Rossini ,
In only twenty-four hours. i
Sir Arthur Sullivan composed the !
brilliant epilogue of the "Golden Leg- !
end in tue same space or time. He
sat down at 0 o'clock one eveuing to
compose the overture to "lo'antlie" j
and did not rise from his desk until '
the hist note was written at 7 on the
following morning, while the overture ;
to "The Yeoman of the Guard" occu-
pi' d hltn no more than twelve hours ;
both to compose and score. j
It is told of Donizetti that he wrote!
the instrumentation of an entire opera j
within thirty hours. Ou the morning i
in which Rossini's "Gazza I.adra" was j
to be produced not a single note of the
overture had been written, and the 1
manager was In despair. He sought ;
out the Indolent composer, locked him ;
In one of the rooms of La Sea '.a and j
declared be should have neither food
nor freedom until the overture was j
completed. Rossini set to work with P. !
will and to such purpose that the j
music was written and rehearsed be-
fore the evening perforraanre. j
Mozart was another genius who fre- ,
quentJy needed the spur of eleventh !
hour work. Though at 1 in the morn-
leg not a cote of the overture to "Don
Giovanni" had beenet down, yet Mo
aart finished It before he went to the j
breakfast table at bis usual hour. Dur-
! Ins 'he long hours consumed by this
tusit ii is sa:u mac me musics u s wile i
kept him awake by reading fairy
stories to him.
One of the fastest composers that
ever lived was Trotere. the writer of
songs. Some of the composer's feats
verge on the marvelous. It is said, for
example, that he actually wrote the
acore of "In Old Madrid" and had
dropped !t into the letter box within
eight minutes of the time 1 e h:nl taken
op his pen. This would be remarkable
merely as showing his dexterity and
agility, to say nothing of the labor of
tie composition itself.
One of Schubert's friends tells a
story Indicating that composer's ra
pidity of workmanship. He had left
Schubert absorbed in Goethe's ballad
"The Erl King." On his return In a few
minutes he found the musician swift
ly putting on paper the notes Inspired
by the poem, and within an hour there
br.d been composed that great song the
world has admired ever since. Edwin
Tarrtsse in Chicago Tribune.
must prompt every man to save part of the
money he earns.
It is his first duty to himself, his family
and his friends.
We invite small or large amounts an ac
count may be opened with a deposit of one
dollar or more.
Four per cent interest compounded semi-annually.
Make Our Bank Your Bank
E. CASTEEL. President. M. S. HEAGY. Vice Prea. H. B. Simmon. Cro.
Southwest corner Second avenue and Eighteenth street.
On Way to Dress It and a Royal Way
to Grow It.
If ever an anthology of the foods of
the earth comes to be written quite au
entertaining chapter could be made out
of the cucumber. And some of the ex-tra-ts
wor.lil provide material for much
mental exercise to decide whether they
are humorous or serious. For exam
ple, what did the Greek poet mean
when he said of a certain womsn:
She was to me
More tender than a cucumber?
Only one meaning would have beeu
taken from that equivocal statement
by thut famous doctor who used to Ue-
clare that the only way to'dress a cu
cumber is to cut it Into very thin '
slices, spr'nk.'e it with the finest of oil. j
pepper it plentifully, cover it with vin-!
egar-ar.d then throw it out of the !
window'. On the other band. Tback- i
eray tells how he "had delicate cucuin- j
bers s tufted with forcemeat," while
Dickens refers to "salmon, lamb, pens.'
innocent young potatoes, a cool salad.
sliced cucumber, a tender duckling i
all there! ' Both novelists were evi- j
dently men after the heart of the Em-1
peror Tiberius, who was never with-1
out cucumber and bad frames made
upon whee's. by means of which th?
growing cucumbers could be moved
about and exposed to the full heat of,
the sun. while in winter they were!
withdrawn and placed under the pro-!
tectlon of frames glazed with mirror j
Tet two or three centuries ago the
Tcgetable was looked nt suspiciously '
as cold and treacherous. London '
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Presenting Wetv and
Stylish Creations at
1k A Trtmar Vrr .viAi0
207-209 W. 2ndSL Davenport, la.
March lltk 12th 13th 1 3
Ts- Se Exhibit
Will embrac every new moae in
women s ana misses' apparel, from
the plainest to the more elaborate
Gouns, Suits, Coats, Wraps, Dress
es, Waists and Millinery,
Your presence will afford us much
pleasure, and we fariow your attend
ance will be a great satisfaction to you.
twice as many eop'e are killed by -r.-iv
stoves as by lightning. Country I.ifr
FEAR OF LIGHTNING.
Le.trned His Cwn Value.
A husband ;it,il wife combination !u
vaudeville, with tlie Ii'isbntnl as the
feeder and the wife :is tiie real at
traction, worke J f(,r i.ew rie'.ds in
one f his sunici.i- shov.-s. The two
were very popti'ar und j;ot niiK-b news
paper space; also i hey had $!.!0' a
week. One day the husband. puffel
up by what the newspapers snid about
the sincing of .;.; wife, went in lo see
"Mr. F:(j-." he s-id. "it is ?l.kn
week from i;,iw ou for u-: or v. fjuit
"Twelve hundred. ehV Tit Ids pskeil.
"Yes. sir, S!.200 a week or we c,uit
and go out on tl.e bl time in the
"Well, sonny." stid r: -!d. "I thinK
an awful lot of your wife's work, but
I don't think she is wor'h $1.17." a
week to me." Saturday Evening I'ost.
tn pulmonary consumption, and for- j
me;-!y almost nil the workmen died be- j
fore the a;;e of forty. Ineffective at-I
tempts were made to screen the air by
gauze or linen guards for nose and '
month. At length tl.e use of the mag-
net was suggested, and now masks of
magnetized steel wire are worn by
workmen nnd effectually remove the
metal dust before the air is breathed.
"With a toothbrush." "Very good.
Ilrve you a toothbrush?" "No. sir.";
"Has your father a toothbrush?" "No. .
.;;. 'IIa your mother a too-hbrush?" j
"No. sir." "Rut how do you know
about the use of toothbrushes?"
Trie same we. '.'lit one or all rye.
"Gristle bread costs more than or
dinary bri.l because of the grenlir
time and lai or required in raakiti It."
New York Sun.
CARE FREE CONVICTS.
It Is Hardly Justified by the Number i
of Deaths It Causes.
Why are so many people, brave on-;
4er all other circumstances, so deathly '
afraid of thunder and lightning? '
It Is not because lightning is so dan
gerous, for It Isn't half so dangerous
as going out of the house on an Icy
morning, walking down the cellar
atairs or a hundred other things we
do every day without a thought of
personal harm. More people are killed
each year by falling building material,
more die from fright. 'than are killed'
by lightning. The census bureau shows 1
only 169 people killed by lightning In i
this entire country during a glren !
year, and only thirty of these people
were killed in the cities. Heat and
the aun killed TG3 during the same
year. 203 died from cold and freezing,
and 4.393 were drowned.
But you will find it quite a waste of J
time during a thunderstorm to try to
ase the fears of a person who Is
afraid by telling him or her that the;
chances of being killed by lightning
are less than two In a million: they
will remain, Just as frightened for ail
this mortuary knowledge. And after
the storm has passed and nervea are
steadied t-t' woman who was so
frightened a few minutes before will '
start getting supper on the gas stove.
smiling through her tears that the
danger has all pessed and oa'y laugh-:
Irs. if jou venture Ike reu.xrv that
Magnets In Needle Factories.
In factories where needles are made
the grindstones throw off great quan
tities of minute steel particles, al
though the dust is too fine to be per
ceptible to the eye. Breathing the dust
shows no Immediate effect, but gradu
ally sets. up irritation, usually ending
.l J.r MEmrM
the enfeebled system readily
accepts any disease Nature's
resistant force is depleted
and Scott's Emulsion is
needed. Its highly concen
trated nourishment is im
mediately distributed to every
nature repairs waste, con
structs healthy tissue nnd
active, life-sustaining blood.
Nothing equal Scott's Emulsion
brctt in &-m.t Blootnf.r'd N J
Jail Life In Montenegro a Cheerful
Sort cf Existence.
Cettinje, the capital of Montenegro
possesses the most remarkable prisoc
system in the world. The jail pre
sents little to Indicate that it is a
place of confinement. There are no
outer prison walls, nnd in the cells the
men -alxiut ten ia each are as con
tentedly and comfortably housed as
their own personal domestic belong
ings can make them. Moreover, they
are generously fed. and cigarettes
without stint, wine occasionally and
no work at all combine to check any
desire to escape more effectually than
would strong walls, iron bars and an
army of warders. When W. J. Stiil
inan was in that country in the seven
ties all the free men were away fight
ing, and he observed how when a mes
senger was wanted the official took a
man out of the prison and sent him
off. having no fear that he would not
return. One such messenger was sent
to Cattaro. in Austrian territory, with
nKVi Morius for the bank and duly
came back. Another asked a Russian
at Cattaro to intercede with Prin'-e
Nicholas for his release from prison.
"But you are not In prison." said the
"Oh." said the man. "I have only
come down for a load of skins for So-and-so.
but 1 must go info prison
again when I get back to Cettinje."
One guard watched all the prisoners
when they sunned themselves out of
doors, and if he were call."awny a
prisoner wonid take his rifle and do
duty for the time. London Ma:!.
A Favorite In Ncrway and In Parts of .
"What i gristle bread? Why. that,";
said a bo kef. "is a kind of bread thut
is peculiar to Norway and to some
parts of fjermany. In Norway it has
b'-en made for many years, aid here
there are bakeries In which it is mad '
for Norwegian patrons who still pre
fer it wherever they may be.
"In making gristle bread the loaves
when flrf formed w from the dough
are laid on boards and put through an'
extra heated ov n in which Ih.-re is
baked on them an outer crust i,r sUin. :
the gristle. Then the loaves are turn
ed over and put through'1 the oven
again. s that the gristle may ! baked 1
all over them. This piick oven makes
only that outer ru.-t on tin- loaves.
which are then placed in i rc-t'i'-r oven
for their fin.'il complete baling.
"Originally in Norway gristle bread
was made of rye flour nuly. in ibis
country there was a demand for a
handsomer and larger loaf, and wheat
flour was mixed with the rye. as has
now to some extent come to b tl.e cus
tom in Norway also. Here the pro
portions now nsc are about half nr:il
half, the re.suit being a bigger loaf of
His Equivocal Answer.
The blushing girl buttonholed he;
"Well. Lgbert." she murmured, "did
papa give bis consent?"
Egbert drew himself up stillly.
"He did not commit himself either
way." he responded.
"Then arc we or aren't wo engaged.
"I do imt know," answered Egby.
"Hut v. h.;t l.i.pi.ened?"
"This." said Egby more, stiffly than
ever. ' I went In and said: 'Sir, I wish
to marry yo.ir ditighfer. ITme I your
consent?' 1'e turned nnd looked at me
a minute, then he grew red in the
face, then he grabbed me. then he lift
eil me up. then be thr"w t:ie over th-?
banisters. !ut v. hciijcr he is In favor
of . sr ei-.ienieut it Lot, Ethelbrite.
be did not s.iy."
M r. Mexican Co-nmissior). .
"Yt s. he's a very merry wag. The
last time he vi nt to Mo!co his wife
nsked him to bring b;c! Mi:c of th"
(liiiiroiilevv work for hi- h lh" conn
try is famous. When he r-iche(i home
he handed In r a box cdiitaining half
8 dozen tj;;- n tee: ;
"M'-r. v." s!:e oriel, .-hat's this?"
"Mf i m i!r:i".n v oi-i " (., iii;,,lng
ly replied -Clevciar.d F'i il.i Healer.
Thsory snH Practice.
Here Is a good story from the collec
tion of a German school inspector.
The pupils jvere t-eing examined on the
subject of persoa.il hygiene. A loy
was asked. "What hare you to do In
order to keep your teeth sound and
wLite?" "Clean them." was the prompt
reply. "When ought you to clean
t:":-.i? "ITt;ing. noon anil ti'ght "
"WUat are they to Le cleaned wiihV
Good plumbing in tlie lcitcJ.cn
is a rr.allcr ( great important e
to health. Old fa.!iioncrl f inks w !ih c!oic!
in piping ar; lorjj-inx place f'-r vermin, rriciv.
ture and dirt which. Lnns aftout s"'iou$
If the plumbing of your kit-hen i- old,
unsightly and unhealthy, let us quot.-? you a
Drice on ir.stallir.o- a snow-white "5b:BiliaJ"
Porcelain Enameled sink with open plumbing. Our prices are. fayin
ab!e; our work high class and what you pay for this modern Lichen
equipment may save you money in doctor bills.
CHANNON & DUFVA
112 West Seventeenth St.
Phone 14 3 W.
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