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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY. JUNE 14, 1913.
The War Fifty
General Grant Closes In on Vicksburg General Pem
berton's Confederates Take Position on Bluffs East
of the City General W. T. Sherman's Federal Com
mand Makes a Futile Assault on May 19 On May
22 Grant Directs a Grand Assault Sherman's Men
Again Checked Iowa Troops In General McCler
nand's Line Cross the Ditch The Federal Ironclad
Cincinnati Sunk by Confederate Shots.
IrCiDiiln CCO. L. KILMER. Late S 9. V. j
JFUE first assault upon the Con
4 fi-derate fortifications la tbe
rear of Ykksburg on the east
wa made under General L S.
Grant's personal direction a Hay VJ.
After months of inarching, coun
termarching and maneuvering, inter
spersed with fighting on land and wa
ter, the Federal army was at last face
to face with tbe defenders of the great
stronghold of tbe Mississippi
It was Juht elsbteen days since Grant
bad crossed bis laud force from tbe
west to the east bank of tbe river.
During that time bis men bad marched
"JHi miles and defeated tbe enemy In
four engugAiients. ending witu tbe af- j
felr at tbe oroasing of the Eiit Black
rirer. May 17. In this rapid cuua'gn .
the Federals bad disabled or captured j
enough Confederates to form a small j
army corps und now outnumbered tbe
force confronting them by more than
2 to 1.
After tbe reverse at Ulg I'.lack bridge
on the 17th the Confederates uuder
Getieral J. C. IVmberton retired to a
line of fortifications which bad been
built on tbe east of Vk-ksburg to face
eastward as a defense against attiick
from that direction. Some of the works
were still unfinished when the troops
were called to defend them.
General Sherman's Futile Assault.
All day on the 18tb the Confederate
divisions of Generals C L. Stevenson
and i. II. liowen labored to make the
works secure, and at bight there were
In place over 1UO guns. The Immediate
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front of these pieces was protected
against infantry by alatis of fallen
trees and entanglements of telegraph
wire. The line extended from tbe riv
er bank above Yicksburg to the bank
below and was about eight miles iu
length At points where the roods
from the eHst approached tiie works
the fortifications were strongest.
The t'onfixlerate division of General
!. I Strtti had long Uen stationed
In the works at Vlcksburg. and when
Graut's army approached from the
et Su.ltli's line simply changed front
to nieet the advance of an enemy Iu
that quarter. It was Grant's misfor
time thnt his troops struck Smith's
line on the lftb
Ou Smith's line there was a strong
earthwork called Fort Hill. It was
situated on a ride and commanded
two riud.t leading In from the direc
tion of Jackson. General W. T. Sher
m.iu's troops marched up ou tbe roads
crokstng Smith's line sud on the 1Mb
skinuU-hid with the Confederate out
posts, behind wbich Uy soa.e fortified
batteries. , During the night Smith
evacuated these batteries and retired
all of bis troops but a skirmish line to
the ridge on which stood Fort Hill.
When Sherman's men saw tbnt tbe
Confederates had left their position of
the night before thor moved forward
confidently ou the 19th and seized It,
With shouts and cheers they rushed
for the mala line, doubtless expecting
an easy victory. In this they were
mistaken, for Smith's men were at
tome In tbe second line of intrench
meets, prepared especially for the
emergency. Twice Sherman's men
charged up to the dltcb and were drlv.
en back. In tbo two attempts about
1,000 men foil.
Bloody Assault of K&y 22.
nsnng failed to carry tha Confeder
ate outworks La the assault on the
19th. Grant devoted two davs'to get
ting his troops Into position for anoth
er advance. A llue of communication
uverlnnd from the camp to tbe river
COLONEL ASTOR'S ESTATE
TOTALS NEAR $88,000,000
New York. June 14. The estate of
Colonel John Jacob Ator, who perish
ed In the Titanic dlsarter. was official -
ly appraised yesterday at close to
$SS,000,000. of h!ch Vlncaat Astor re-
' jsmf iu . v
ship in the river Yazoo was opened
on the 21st, and the troops received
full rations. Tbe Confederates utilized
tbe time in putting up traverses to
prevent tbe Federals from enfilading
their works In case they secured a
lodgment on some commanding height.
As every duy of delay would make
the Confederates stronger Grant de
cided to advance bis whole line at a
given hour on tbe 220. Early on tbat
day the gunboats of Admiral Porter's
fleet moved up within range of he
Confederate batteries along the river
front and opened fire.
At 10 o'clock tbe signal was given
for the land attnek. Some portions of
the space between Grant's line and the
works to be attacked were cut up with
steep wooded ravines, and the charg
ing columns were obliged to follow the
roads and open fields adjoining them.
Sherman held the right of the line.
which reached the river above Vicks-
burg. In front of his corps stood one
of the principal forts, a square work
with bastions. At the signal to go for
ward a storming party of 100 volun
teers, armed with boards and poles to
cross the ditch, dashed forward, with
three brigades following. Four bat
teries which had bombarded tbe bas
tion for some hours then ceased firing,
and the parapet was instantly alive
A stream of fire flashed along the
I works, and many of the stormers. with
the foremost soldiers of tbe main col
umn following, went down, but a few
reached the parapet and planted a flag.
This column advanced along a road,
fitly named Graveyard road, for at this
point It was barricaded with bodies.
Tbe line following the stormers turned
from the fearful fire which greeted it
st tbe ghastly barricade and sought
cover in a ravine. Taking shelter with
in a stone's throw of the fort, the
troops poured a scathing fire upon the
parapet but did not advance beyond
the ravine. The flag floated until
nightfall Just out of reach of the Con
federates. A Straggle on the Parapet.
In General J. B. McPberson's corps,
on the left of Sherman, only two bri
gades started at the signal. General
j J. F.. Smith's brigade rushed along the
Jsckson road toward tbe main fort of
that part of the llue until it struck a
j severe fire, then came to a dead halt
General J. D. Steveuson's brigade
climbed the slope south of tbe road,
and two regiments reached the ditch
of the fort, where tbe Seventh Mis
souri planted Its colors, losing six col
or bearers within a few minutes. Both
regiments were finally driven back by
the piti'.ess Cre which greeted their
bold charge to shelter 200 yarda from
General J. A. McCiersand's corps
be'.d the extreme left on the Baldwin's
ferry road and the Jackson railroad.
Genera! W. P. Benton's brigade, fol
lowed by Generr.l 8. G, Burbridge'a.
cbargod elorg the ferry road upon
Fort Beauregard and planted Its colors
on the parapet, but was beaten back
by band grenades thrown over Into
tbe ditch. General M. K. Lewler'a bri
gade rushed up tbe slope south of the
raliroad, also aiming for Fort Beaure
gsrd. Lawler'a column was headed by.tha
Twenty-second Iowa, commanded ty
Colonel W. M. gtone. At the Bound of
the sfgnal butfes this recliccat leaped
over the sheltering creet tn full view of
the enemy's marksmen. - Bl'.cBtly and
steadily the lice moved on through a
murderous Cre to within fifty yards of
the rampart, losing baariiy at every
stop. Colonel Stone was shot down,
but Lieutenant Colonel narvey Gra
ceive $6S.C64.433, Mrs. Madeline
Force Astor $7,675,898, Muriel Astor
f4.S56.7oS, and John Jacob Asior, son
by his second marriage, $2,922,672.
The estate Is declared to be the larg-
1 est ever appraised In this country
Aside from the announcement of tbe
amount thai revert to the helr there
u" " r-mL wsm u "
ham grasped the flag and with about
sixty followers crossed the dltcb, plant
ing the flag on the slope of the walls.
Before the attack McClernand's bat
teries had bombarded Fort Beauregard,
and breached a wall in one of the bas
tions. By climbing upon one another's
shoulders Sergeant Joseph Grifllths and
a squad of thirteen men escaladed tbe
wall, which was twenty feet high, and
crawled in through the breach, A par
ty of Waui's Texas legion attacked
the daring Iowa us, and in a hand to
hand struggle fve of the Iowans were
killed and seven wounded. After a
time the sergeant and Private Trine,
emerged from the breach, driving be
fore them thirteen Texans, who had
been disarmed in the struggle inside.
The heroes of this gallant deed at
the bastion were John Bobb. M. L.
Clemens. Alvin Drummond. Hezeklah
Drummond, W. H. Xeedham, E. L. An
derson, Hugh Sinclair. N C. Messenger,
William Griffin, Allen Cloud, David Jor
dan and Richard Arthur, besides Grif
fiths and Trine. The two Drummonds.
Anderson. Griffiths and Arthur were j
killed. Colonel Graham declared that '
with support at the proper time he
could have captured the fort He clung
to the ditch and bastion until dark,
when he and his party were overpow
ered by the Texans and captured.
Grant Orders a Fresh Attack.
While the Iowans were fighting their
way to the fort General W. J. Lan
dram's brigade charged npon the flank,
and the Seventy-seventh Illinois plant
ed its flag alongside of that of Colonel
Graham. When Colonel Stone went to
the rear wounded he told his division
commander that his men were Inside
I the fort. as. In fact, they were, ana
that Laudram's brigade and others had
planted flags upon the Confederate
works. He said that with support the
works could be held.
When Grant heard the news from
the front line he ordered tbe assault
resumed at all points. Fresh brigades
went forward from the positions they
had held all the morning, but in every
case met with repulse. As the troops
were all In line and more or less en
gaged with the enemy, there were no
reserves to draw npon to follow up the
successes gained by the daring few. A.
division was ordered to re-enforce Mc
Clernand and follow up the success of
Lawler and Landram, but did not reach
the scene until nightfall. By that time
the Confederates had rallied to the
danger point, and this attack was also
Grant's assault May 19 cost blm
about 1.000 men and that ofthe 22d
over 3.000. McClernand's corps suf
fered most and the loss of the
Twenty-second Iowa was the heaviest
of any regiment in the army. Of the
43,000 men present for duty all but
5.000 were engaged. The assaulted
line actually covered but two and ne-
half miles and was held In tbe morn
lng by two Confederate brigades.
Throughout the day the entire force
of defenders did not exceed 13,000 men,
but the nature of the ground was so
difficult that the works could only be
approached for assault at three points
that Is. iilon the roads indicated
leading to the forts. These points stood
out like salients In advance of the main
line and protected the Intervals be
tween. The forts assailed and the
breastworks alongside would not hold
over 4.000 men. The Confederate loss
In repulsing the attacks of Sherman
and McPherson was fewer than 150
killed and wounded.
Formal Siege Begnn.
With the failure of the direct assault
Grant began n siege of Yicksburg. He
estimated the enemy's force greater
tha his own, which be put down at
43.000. Tbe Federal navy controlled
the river and during the assault of the
22d had bombarded the west'front of
the Confederate works. Yicksburg was
doomed, for tbe besiegers reached from
the river bluffs above the city to the
The Confederate line of defense was
shorter than Grant's by several miles.
When fully established the opposing
lines were about GOO yards apart. The
Confederates had the advantage of po
sition, for the ground around Yicks
burg on the east is admirable for de
fense. Their Hue followed tbe crest of
n ridge and at its most easterly point
was three miles from tbe city.
Still another advantage which count
ed against Grant was the presence, two
days march east of blm and in hU
rear, of a Confederate force command
ed by General J. E. Johnston. John
ston's plan was to thwart the siege by
attacking Grant in the rear.
A Federal Ironclad Sunk In Battle.
During the operations described tbe
Federal mortar boats In the river were
Incessantly at work shelling the Con
federate batteries near tbe beach and
upon the bluffs. From time to time
the Ironclads Joined in tbe bombard
ment. After the failure of the Federal
Infantry to carry the works on the 22d
Genera! Sherman ' requested Admiral
Porter to rake lengthwise the enemy's
batteries at Fort Hill.
On the 25th the Ironclad Cincinnati
engaged tbla strong woric alone, while
four other vessels attacked the batter
ies below. One of tbe powerful guns
on tbe hill. was known as "Whistling
Dick" owing to the peculiar sound
made, by its stells. TLls heavy siege
gun ma i5 what la called a plunging fire
on tbe Cincinnati.' and tbe ironclad was
shot through end through her armor
offering little protection against shots
coming downward npon her deck.
After toting the fire for half an boor
the Ironclad was In a sicking condition
and fire of ber guns disabled. She was
run ashore about a rofle north of Fort
ni!l acd sank In three fathoms of wa
ter within range of tbe Confederate
grins.- The loss of the ship was thirty
six kiTled. wounded and drowned. Tbe
vessel wjs total loss. . .
are two foatures of special Interest In
i um la w.e cmunvu oi tne examiners
that the property embraced In the
ante-nuptial agreement for Mrs. Ava
Waling Astor, amountlns -
733,000, which was to tav? reverted
to her at the time of her husband's
death, now terminates and goes to
Vincent Astor, for the reason that the
youth's mother, although once Colonel
A&tor's wife, was never his widow.
Mrs. Ava Willing Astor divorced her
husband, whose legal widow is Mrs.
Madeline Forse Astor.
The second feature concerns the In
heritance tax of Colonel Astor. The.
estate saved a large sum by paying
$3,150,000 to the state last October,
within six months of Colonel Astor s
death, this payment earning a 5 per
cent rebate.- The sum mentioned
greatly exceeds any amount ever paid
to any state as an inheritance tax, it
The appraisers placed the real es
tate value at about 563,100,000 and
the TaJue of the personal property
close onto $25,000,000. The value of
much of it as fixed by the appraisers
is about 20 per cent above the amount
Is was assessed by tbe city tn 1912.
Including both real and personal
property the estate Is divided approxi
mately as follows:
Owned by J. J. Astor absolutely,
Life interest tinder trust funds es
tablished by William Astor, $33,240,-
Ante-nuptial trust, Mrs. Ava Willing
Astor, $1,783,000 (which reverts to
Two ante-nuptial trusts, Mrs. Made-
lino Force Astor, totaling $1,450,000.
EYILS OF EYE STRAIN.
Soma of Them Are hUadachss, Dizzj.
n and Indigestion.
When a child begins to screw up Its
eyes to elevate and depress its eye
brows, to wrinkle its forehead, to
blink, to push forward its head when
looking at things, then suspect eye
Strain. Among the many troubles
caused by eye strain are headaches,
dizziness, indigestion and so called bil
Eye strata is really a weariness of
the many nerves that supply the small
muscles of the eyes. If there be any
abnormal optical conditions, such as
errors of refraction, found In myopia.
or shortsightedness and hyperopia, or
long sjgbtedness. Imperfect balance of
the ocular muscles and astigmatism or
asymmetrical curvature of the cornea,
these muscles try their beat to correct
the trouble, but soon tire of the effort
and give it up, when. the blurred lm
ages of Irregular diffusion are loft to
Irritate the retina. . As one-fourth of all
the cranial nerves are devoted to the
yea one can acarcely wonder that
headaches are the result of eye strain.
Tbat backwardness In school work is
often due to eye strain la well known
to up to date educators.
It is claimed by some medical men
that the majority of children who are
rated as mentally defective are not
suffering -from weakness of intellect,
but from defective sight that can be
cured by glasses. Xew York World.
THE PLAIN OF MARATHON.
Modern Aspect of the Famous Old
Greece, though sparsely inhabited. Is
in the main a very cheerful looking
country. Tbe loneliness of much of it
Is not depressing, the bareness of much
of it Is not sad. I began to understand
this on tbe day when 1 went to the
plain of Marathon, which fortunately
lies away from railroads. One must go
there by carriage or motor or on
horseback. Tbe rond is bad both for
beasts end machinery, Lut it passus
through country which Is typical of
Greece end through which it would be
foolish to go In haste.
Go quietly to Marathon, spend two
hours there, or more, and when you re
turn in tbe evening to Athens you will
have tasted a new Joy. You will have
lived for a little while in an exquisite
pastoral a pastoral through which, it
is true, no pipes of Pan have fluted to
you; I beard little music tn Greece
but which has been full of tbat light
ness, brightness, simplicity and dellca
cy peculiar to Greece. Tbe soli of
tbe land la light nnd, I believe, though
Hellenes have told me that In this I
am wrong, that the heart of the peo
ple Is light Certainly the heart of
one traveler was ns he made his way
to Marathon along a white rond thick
ly powdered with dust ttcbert nich
ens in Century Magazine.
.; ! i
A Fiery 8pech.
William O'Briea In bis "Recollec
tious" gives this picture of Timothy
II&Bly's first appearance In parliament
"A quarter of an hour after be took
his seat as member for Wexford be
started up to make his maiden speech
tiny of frame, sardonic of visage, his
bands In his breeches pockets, as cool
ly insolent as a Parisian gamin, as en
tirely detestable as a small Diogenes,
poerisg over tbe rime of bis plncenez
as from his tub. through bilious eyes
over his contemptible audience and
horrified the house of commons with
the following exordium: 'Mr. Speaker,
if the noble marquis (Harrington)
thinks he la going to bully us with bis
high and mighty Cavendish ways, all
I can tell him la be will find himself
knocked into a cocked bat in a jiffy,
.and we will have to put him to the
necessity of wiping the blood of all
tbe Cavendlaea from his uoble nose a
good, many times before he disposes
of us.' " , of , .
Ways ef the Japanese.
Tbe thick straw mats are tbe only
furniture needed In a Japanese house.
They are three by six feet In size and
take the place of tables, beds and
chairs. Tbe bouse is never heated. In
winter the people put on thick, wadded
kimonos, sit on their feet and hold
their bands over a little charcoal bra
zier. For recreation they go out to the
family burying ground to worship the
spirits of their ancestors or to a shrine
to see the cherry blossoms. If earth
quakes, which are as common there as
thunderstorms here, shake down the
Ifttle houses or they are awept away
ty the fires tbat a proverb aays sweep
Tokyo every seven years the little
urown kmks on;y smile ana murmur
ts g nal" There is no help for
Daily United States Weather Map
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! Wo caw . :
Fair tonight and Sun
day; warmer tonight.
- ' EXPL,ANATORY'NOTE9.
Observations taken at 8 S. ra. 75th meridian time. Air pressure reduced to sea level. Isobars (mntlnnniM TTneO ntn thmiieVnAlnHi
, ofeaual sir pressure. Isotherms (dotted llnej) pus UirougH points of equally pturV?Siwunlj tSSwnTv.
O clear. partly cloodr: cloudy: rain: snow; - report missing. Arrows fly with the wind. First fl cures, lowest
temperature past 13 hours; second, precipitation of .01 Inch or more for past 2t hours; third, maximum wind velocity.
Showers and occasional thunder
storms from the north Pacific coast
and the northern Rocky mountain sec
tions to Minnesota and western Iowa
have resulted from an area of low
pressure which overlies the territory
from western Canada to Arizona and
New Mexico, with the greatest barom
etric depression over Alberta. At
Rapid City. S. D., there was a down
pour of 1.64 inches. The eastern low
is disappearing beyond the coast of
New England, and relatively "high
pressures prevail from the gulf to
the lower lakes, with fair weather
from the Ohio and lower Mississippi
valleys to the Atlantic cpast. Owing
10 tne relative positions 01 tne south
eastern high and the northwestern low,
generally fair weather Is indicated for
Today's Market Quotations
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, 111., June 14. Cattle 200;
Hogs 13,000; 5c under yesterday's
average. Light. 8. 65 jz 8.95; mixed 8.55
(?8.95; heavy 8.30(0 8.85; bulk 8.75
Sheep 10,000; steady, unchanged.
Offerings of hogs were somewhat lib
eral for the closing day of the week.
Stall supply, however, is small.
Cattle buyers looked for sellers a
complete reversal in conditions a short
time ago. Predictions are made that
prime steers will reach $10 before the
clcse of the season.
In sheep trade, nearly all receipts
were consigned direct to packers.
July wheat opened QV4; clos
ed 92 Vt.
Corn opened 59'5594; closed 61 14
Oats opened 39 V 39 t-j ; closed 40
Chicago Cash Grain.
Wheat No. 2 red, 101105; No. 3
red. 955 9S; No. 2 hard, SZ'A'riSa; No.
3 hard, 92' 94M.
Corn No. 2. 60sGl'; No. 2 white,
C0aiGli; No. 2 yellow, 6061ii4;
No. 3. C0'i(C0i; No. 3 white C0
61 'i; No. 3 yellow, C0Vi'S6U.
Oats No. 2 white, 41 Vi ; No. 3 white,
3912Q40Ii; standard, 40V4S41.
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New. York, June 14. Following are
the quotations on the New York stock
American Sugar Refining 10CV4
American Tel. & Tel 127
Northwestern . .127
St. Paul 103
Illinois Central 11 Hi
International Harvester 102
New York Central . . . .' 100'i
Northern Pacific ...1071i
People's Gas 107V
Rock Island common 1G4
Rock Island preferred 2G
Union Pacific 147
U. S. Steel common 54 tb
U. S. Steel preferred 101
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
June 14. Following are the whole
sale quotations on the local market
Butter, Eggs and Cheese.
Eggs, fresh, dos 18c
Butter, dairy, lb 25c
Butter, creamery, lb 29c
Butter, packing stock, lb 18c
Potatoes, bushel 80c
Parsley, bunch 3 l-3c
Tomatoes, green house, lb 20c
Onions, bunch 2c
Cucumbers, each 15c, 10c, 6c
Lettuce, lb ...12V&C
Lettuce, head, lb 25c
New potatoes, Florida, bbL ...$6.75
New Cabbage, Louisiana, lb 4c
; Onions, Texas, Bermuda and Silver
Bkln lb 6c, 4c
Old cocks 8c
j Chickens 14c
8prlng ..; 25c
Buffalo ..... r.. ...... lc
S. Department of Agriculture.
this vicinity tonight and Sunday,
slightly warmer tonight.
: -. OBSERVATIONS. T
T " High. Low.
Atlantic City 64 56
Boston 76 5S
Buffalo 62 58
Rock Island 84 64
Denver 80 52
Jacksonville S4 64
Kansas City ...... 84 6S
New Orleans 80 68
New York 70 5S
Norfolk 70 62
Phoenix 98 66
St. Louis 86 64
St. Paul 82 68
San Diego 66 58
San Francisco .... 62 52
Seattle 62 60
Perch 4c to 7c
Halibut, fresh 10c
Pickerel, lb 80
Trout, lb 12c
Catfish, lb 15c
Halibut, lb 10c
Flour, Feed and Fuel.
Straw, ton $9.50
Straw, bale 4045c
Hay, prairie, bale 5060c
Hay, prairie, ton $18
Bran, ton $23.00
Bran, cwt $1.25
Ear Corn, bushel 67c
Oats, load, bushel 40c
Corn chop, cwt $1.35
Shorts, ton $24.00
Shorts, cwt $1.25
Wheat, bushel 85c
Corn, bushel 65c
Coal. lump, per ton $3.50 4.00
Timothy hay $18.00
A War Trick of the Great Hannibal.
When n.mnibal. the great Cartha
ginian, was fighting Eumenes of Per-
gamos with a fleet of very Inferior
strength he hit upon an artifice which
would scarcely be sanctioned by tbe
laws of what we are pleased to call
civilized warfare. He discovered by
means of a bogus message under a flag
of truce on which ship the king was.
He then caused poisonous snakes to be
inclosed In earthen Jars. These he dis
tributed among several ships and or
dered them to close up on the king's
galley. In tbe inelee that followed
the Jars were flung unto the deck. The
curious bombs were greeted at first
with ridicule, whicb soon changed to
panic when the nature of their contents
made Itself manifest The galley was
extricated from the fight as soon as
possible, and the captains of the others,
believing tbat tbe king bad taken flight,
followed suit, with the result that Han
nibal gained a complete victory.
SAFE DtPOSIT VAULT!
1 x :-MriLi
IT MAY C08T YOU HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS
TO REPLACE ONE VALUABLE PAPER OR ARTI
CLE THAT IS LOST OR STOLEN.
DEFEAT THE POSSIBILITY OF 8UCH A LOSS BY
RENTING ONE OF OUR SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES
IN OUR FIRE AND BURGLAR PROOF VAULT.
B0XE3 FOR RENT AS LOW AS $2.50 PER YEAR.
4 INTEREST PAID ON SAVINGS
JmQ3 ATI )
V Si I -
. -Sfc ISA
Washington. D. C. . 86 65 .00
Winnipeg 90 60 .08
Yellowstone Park .' 42 . .03
St. Paul .14 2.1 0.1
Red Wing 14 3.7 0.2
Reed's Landing ... 12 3.9 ' 0.2
La Crosse 12 4.4 0.0
Lansing IS 5.3 0.3
Prairie du Chien . 18 6.1 0.4
Dubuque 18 7.2 0.5
Le Claire 10 4.0 . 0.3
Rock Island 15 6.6 0.4
The Mississippi will vontinue to fall
at a moderately rapid rate from be
low Dubuque to Muscatine.
Charles bad beard much at borne and
at school about tbe best way to Insure
good health and. although only sine
years old, bad taken great Interest in
the subject The other day be told his
mother that he wanted to go to a lec
ture that night Much amused, she
asked him what it was about .
"You know, mother. It is about how
to take care of yourself. I can't think
of the name of it but you know."
"Maybe I do," she said, "but I can't
tell unless you give me a better idea
"Well, mother," be said thoughtful
ly, "It is about two bugs and a locust"
For a moment she was at sea. and
then it dawned upon her that his "two
bugs and a locust" was tuberculosis.
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"You are always complaining about
"Yes. I sympathize wltb tbe
"How much do you pay In tbe way
"My dear sir, tbat bas nothing to do
with the case. Tbe man who Is pay
ing a whole lot of taxes Is usually so
busy that be hasn't time to do bis own
complaining." Washington Star.
The Great cf the Earth.
Men who are occupied In tbe restora
tion of health to other men by the
Joint exertion of skill and humanity
are above all the great of the earth.
They even partake of divinity, since to
preserve and renew Is almost as great
as to create. Voltaire. -
"Why do you call the damsel a
'queen?" She Isn't related to royalty.'
"With n face and figure like that she
doesn't have to be related to royalty."
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