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TIIK ROCK ISLAND AIIGUS, THURSDAY, OCTOHKR 8, 101.
Published !Ur t Pcern4 r-
tiu. Rook Man,!. 111. i Entered at the
pontofflc as croond-clars matter.)
nek Ialaa4 Member of ! A-Ited
BY THE J. W. POTTER CO.
TERMS Ten centa prr week by car
rier. In li-vk Island; $3 per year by tnaJl
Complaint of .1. -livery arrvice alioul.l
b maJe t. the circulation department,
which should lso Ic notified in every
Inatar.ra where it la Ueaired to have
paper dloront lnu ,l. aa carrier have mo
authority In the rre1' -
A'.l communications of arsimentatlve
character, political or rilisi'u. nuwt
have real r.an-.e attached for publica
tion. No ;jch articles will be rrlnted
owr fictitloua siKmiturt'S.
Telephone In a!l departments. Cen
tral Union, Rock Inland 14 ',. 1143 and
as fireproof as In Kuropc, the annual
cost of fire losses and protection would
be only $9f,ifx000.
Of 4.CTly'inowTi cause of fire In
Chicago last year, 970 were d'.io to
the carMess use of matches. Nearly
lo.noo matches ar scratched every
second of the day In this country, ev
ery one a possible fire.
Ovvf 6,0o0 axe killed and 0.000 are
Injured annuully as a result of fire.
"The proportion tt insurance capital
to insurance liabilities Is very much
on the decrease. In the past 40 years
th liabilities have almost doubled,
while only $ai).000.00 more capital
wa.- invented 1n the business in 1913
Thursday, October 8, 1914.
Wonder if Winston Spencer Church
ill's new daughter is a suffragtt?
So far no protest has been register
ed by the physicians against the pro
posed tax on proprietary medicines.
Nobody can accuse the floating
mine of taking sides in this conflict.
It seems to be blowing up friend and
foe with the utmost impartiality.
The refusal of the Illinois supreme
court to grant a. rehearing of the wo
man's suffrage case mean that the wo
man, as usual, is to have the last
Prospects of a ibumper crop of to
bacco are steadily growing brighter,
the department f agriculture reports.
Let the calamity howlers also put that
in their pipes and smoke it.
By all means let us have a few Zep
relms. We may not have any use for
them, but af-er wa have experimented
with them awhile we may be able to
learn why Walter Wellman failed to
fly across the Atlantic
Resumption of athletic relations by
the higlv. 'schools of Moline and Rock
IslanSfollowlng similar action by
Rock Island and Davenport, should be
cause for rejoicing, not only among
tlio3.i personally Interested in the
three institutions, but among all
Classes of citizens who desire to see
tho trt-city community drawn together
in effective cooperation.
It is doubtful if there ever was a
cause which really justified suspension
of athletics, even though the spirit of
rivalry admittedly got beyond reason
able bounds. At any rate, it was not
the pupils or the school authorities
who were to blame, but outsiders who
took advantage of the occasion to in
dulge in rowdyism. In future the good
sense of the communities should be
sufficient to curb tuch outbreaks and
insure clean and enjoyable sport.
If, however, it should be shown that
there is a disposition to revert to old
quarrels and to take the occasion of
fered by visiting delegations of stud
ents and citizens to start unpleasant
ness the plan suggested of having all
inter-school games played on neutral
ground doubtless will be worth trying.
Extract "From a Future History
(From the Chicago Herald.)
"But even in those dark days that had come upon
Europe and the whoJc world, days in which the slow
bought gain of ages seemed to have been swept away
and even great intellects began to doubt the future of
the human race, there were evidences that the high
ideal of peace had by no means been banished from
men's hearts and minds.
"To the United States of America must be conced
ed the supreme credit for upholding this high ideal at
a time when events seemed most thoroughly to dis
credit it. Not only were all the efforts of the govern
ment exerted to this end, but there were popular
movements inspired by the same purposes.
"Most striking of all these was what is now known
as the Christmas Ship Movement. This movement,
which had for its object a striking lesson in interna
tional peace and good will, took the definite form of
loading a great vessel, furnished by the United
States government, with Christmas presents of all
kinds for the war-made orphans of Europe. The ef
fect was striking at the time. But its really powerful
influence was not wholly appreciated until years aft
erward. "It was then realized that this Christmas offering
from the children of America to the orphan children
of Europe had struck chords of feeling which noth
ing else could have touched and had helped lay the
foundations for the solid peace and the sincere good
will which the world today enjoys."
CHORDS A ND
MISS Nellie Lemon failed to file a
declaration in her ?50,000 breach of
promise suit In a Chicago court and
the judge dismissed the action. There
will be those mean enough to say that
Nell was afraid to take her chances
with a jury.
The Daily Story
Foghorn Fernando By Edward Boltwood,
Copyrighted. T Associated J,lterry Bureaa.
Attorney Jerome should have no
trouble getting a second for hi mo
tion for ail early trial of the Thaw
extradition case. For the love of Mike
the wires are still busy with news of
Bullets fired at airships, they say,
. never come to earth, being worn to
dust by friction with the air in their
. long trajectory. All who are willing,
for the sake of the experiment, to bare
their bald heads where said trajectory
ought to end will please rise.
The most obtuse cannot fail to ex
tract some information from news of
he war, however garbled it may be.
For instance, since the capture by the
Japanese of the principal island in
the Carolines from the Germans there
is no longer any excuse for anyone to
remain ignorant aa to what a Yap is.
Chicago Is also having its troubles
trying to start a municipal market to
cut the cost of living. The truck gar
deners claim Chicago women are ,too
particular and they do not care to
sell direct to them. Perhaps this was
, the trouble in Rock Island, also, but
U it was nobody bad the nerve t say
so when the experiment was being
J THE GIVER BLESSED.
v Rock Island 6Chool children, in their
Coffering for the Christmas ship, have
5 not only done that which will earn
y them the gratitude of many helpless
-'and suffering ones In other lands, but
.'they have sustained the reputation of
Cthcir home city as one which is ever
ready to do it part iu any work for
others which there may be to do.
Furthermore, thoe who have given
of their pennies or their own toys and
treasures have received a lesson in
thoughtfulness for others and will feel
the better whenever in future the hor
rors of this war are brougbt to their
attention, to know they have had even
some email part in this great national
movement to give a concrete expres
sion of sympathy to those who so sore
ly ne'-d it.
GIVE US A NEW ENTRANCE.
In speaking for the bridge and jail
bond propositions it cannot bo too
often urged upon voters In Rock Is
land and the lower end of the county
that this is an opportunity which is
not likely to arise again to secure
these much needed improvements.
Moline, and the 'greater part of the
eastern end of the county, are willing
to cooperate now, and without their
aid it w ill hardly be possible to secure
the approval of the voters of the coun
ty as a whole for any project which
will be of benefit to this end of the
Rock Island is Interested in the
Colona bridge and should support it
for this city's own good, as well as be
cause Moline needs it. It will insure
much travel from Henry county which
will not stop at Moline, but will pass
through there and come to Rock Island
and Davenport. The trl-cities should
stand together in every movement for
the improvement of their approaches,
whether by rail or wagon road.
It is a crying shame, and has been
for years, that this city has but one
wagon road to connect with the adja
cent country. There is, perhaps, not
another city of its size In the United
States so circumscribed. Certainly
no other city of any enterprise would
tolerate these conditions any longer
than it took to apply a remedy. The
wors t feature is that it limits the city's
trading area, because the single road
Is so devious that the people of the
lower end of the county must travel
from five to eight miles out of their
way in making a round trip here.
The wear that this one road is sub
jected to is so severe that it is in bad
shape most of the time and cannot be
expected to "stand up" unless much
money is expended in its improvement
An additional mad would divide the
traffic and simplify the problem of
The section of the county which suf
fers greatest hardship by reason of the
roundabout road to the city is one
w hich has no railroad facilities of any
sort and which therefore, perforce
makes use of the highways for all of
its local travel.
Mutual interests should cement Rock
Island and the lower end of the county
to work unitedly for the lower end
bridge and Rock Island and Mol'.ne to
boost the one at Colona, while the
cause of humanity demands that the
entire county vote to replace the pres
ent insufferable shell of a building
used for a jail with a modern structure.
SISTERS FLEE FROM WAR
Fifty From Belgian Convent Forced to
London, Oct. 8. Sister Mary Mc
Laughlin of Skaneateles, N. Y., was
among several hundred refugees from
the vicinity of Antwerp to reach Lon
Together with 50 other Augustinian
sisters, she was driven from the Fille
de Marie convent at Willebroeck. 50
miles south of Antwerp, by the bom
barding of the fort at that place on
Sept. 29. Sister Mary said:
"Some weeks ago we sent all our
pupils home from the convent, but in
Antwerp I met many of my girls
among the penniless refugees fleeing
from danger. Like many of our sis
ters, they had no place to go. One of
our slaters Is blind and another is
paralytic; they are without relatives
to whom they can turn. Our poor su
perior stayed with thesa invalids, try
ing to find a safe place for them in
EXHUME BODY IN INQUIRY
INTO DEATHS OF 4 IN FIRE
Champaign, 111.. Oct. 8. An investi
gation by the state fire marshal of the
death of Mrs. Scott Stone and her four
children, in a mysterious fire on the
Stone farm, south of Champaign, re
cently, culminated yesterday in the
exhumation of the body of the young
wife at the request of Deputy Marshals
H. J. Sloan and A. H. Eogardus.
Previously Scott Stone, the husband,
who wa3 the only member of the family
to escape with his lif.e had been
"sweated." It is alleged that Stone
made conflicting statements and that
the body was exhumed to settle or re
fute the truth of one statement. The
fire marshals allege that Stone denied
that his wife was soon to become a
mother, which was shown by the post
The detectives seemed to place much
importance on this development, which.
it is said, disposes of a theory alleged
to have been offered by Stone to ac
count for blood stains found on rem
nants of a gown worn by Mrs. Stone
when she perished.
Stone asserted that he had attempt
ed to enter his wife's room, but was
driven back by flames, which scorched
Charles Christie, father of Mrs.
Stone, had accused Stone of murder
ing his daughter.
There is a valid reason for the dis
position of Juries to acquit women of
the crime of murder, contends the
Rloomington Pantagraph, in comment
ing upon tho record in Cook county.
"There is nothing remarkable about
it," says the Tantagraph. "Before any
0 Superfluous Evidence. ''
FIRE PREVENTION DAY.
Clean up the rubbish, intpect the
e-hlmnev. n e ihnt r, a.r.T.al.Ip. nre. i exprcs.-es surprise over the mat
r-.au! ions are taken in the home and
place of business to Insure against tho
catastrophe of fire. This is the work
the people of Illinois are aEkel t- do
tomorrow, which has be n K-t asldo
tor he should consider tho number of
men acquitted of murder in Cook coun
ty. It would be found, no doubt, that
five men have been acquitted, or have
got off lightly from tUis charge, to one
woman. It would be a strange perver-
!ti.m ,.f invflrA 1h:t would rlt.nl leni-
by the tat fire maltha as lire pre- . ' ' . ' . ... ,., A
, illlj n 11 11 U ia .aaaaaw "m4
j harshly with women. Men are the in-
stigators in most of the assaults on
human life. Kven w here women have
btrc-n found guilty it has been true gen
erally that their crime was In some
Fire is almost as cot-'.ly ha war a''d
from Its loti'rs th-re l.s lit'le halvat.-.
Reduction of thf fire was-ie is an im
portant part of the -ani j,a:f n for tha
conservation of the national res'urc-.".
Fire los-a in the I'niied States and
Canada in 1&12 wer- 22Z;.',2H.'t.. most
of them due to ar-leKriei:s.
Fire louse and the coct of fire ir
vention in the United Stales amount
annually to ,.'tr.(i'. or niort? than
the total American prod'jctkin of o!d,
liver, copper and petroleum iu a
The roet of fire each year is one-.J.i-Jf
t the f;ost of iil the new build
ings erected Ja a year.
The annual p.-r capita fre waste in J
(ttS t'liitfcd fitaU:S Is in Jvirope,
J23 cents. "aiib; The latt. r has b t
pit eonctru'-'ion, less ear-l.-.sMu-H, i'i
Jf lulidir.jjs in the L'clred States wera
way chargeable to men. This has been
so off u true that a disposition to leni
ency to the eex has been shown by
Juries. It may be due in part to senti
mentality, but it Is more reasonable to
fl.ar.-e t to the sense of justice that
ac tuatert the average man who Is chos
en on the Jury. It has has ever been
difficult to visit the same punishment
upon men and women for the simple
reason that it has been rare that wo
mn have had an equal responsibility
t'tr crime. In such rare rases they
have generally received their deserts,
iicfore any objection is made to the
acqultal of women of crime we should
first punish every man guilty of grav
er offenses. This is both a demand
of gallantry and of JuHiee."
Dwelling incessantly upon the im
portance of bad teeth and unhealthy
gums as factors of general disease and
disability, we find many victims of
oral sepls doubting the truth of our
arguments. They hold that it is not
reasonable to think bad teeth alone
could produce the severest Joint dis
eases and general debility. We know
better, but anyway it will do no harm
to Introduce some superfluous evi
dence for the consideration of these
strangely uncompromising invalids.
The first case In point is ono report
ed by Dr. Thomas B. Hartzell, profes
sor of oral surgery and pathology in
the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hart
sell discusses surgical relationship of
mouth infections In the New York,
Medical Journal, and reports many in
structive cases, of which this Is one.
The patient had been disabled in bed
for nine months with multiple Joint in
flammation, and no treatment had
availed. X-Ray photographs were then
taken of the Jaws. Some small, unsus
pected abscesses wero found at the
roots of Bome of the teeth so incon
sequental that the patient paid little
attention to his mouth. Cultures were
now very carefully made from these
abscesses. In one culture a growth of
streptococcus germs was obtained, and
as the streptococcus, in various dis
guises, is notoriously an enemy to
Joints, vaccines were prepared from
the growth of streptococcus germs and
administered to the patient. Vaccines
are dead suspensions of measured
numbers of germ bodies. They act
on the principal of "a hair of the dog
that bites you." The vaccine treat
ment extended over a period of six
weeks. At the end of that time
what? presto, change, a miracle? No,
but the patient sat up and began to
talk about getting back to work. He
Eteadily regained health. Mind you,
he was a little worse after each Injec
tion of vaccine why not? but con
siderably better after the temporary
reaction wore off.
Mr. Clen (physicians In Great
Britain often go by the plain title of
Mister) discusses the Influence of
Infected gums on tho health In the
Glasgow Medical Journal. He points
out that the loosened teeth squeese
out Infective material from the gums
during mastication, and this Infective
aterial (pus germs) becomes attach
ed to Imperfectly masticated particles
of food which fall to digest in the
stomach and so pans Into the Intes
tines with tho pus germs still alive.
They would be harmless if the lining
of the intestines were normal. But it
obviously is not normal in a patient
who can't properly masticate his food.
Well, briefly, the patient has repeat
ed attacks of splitting headachfj the
liver temporarily unable to warehouse
the poisons an there aro aches and
pains all over the 'body. The patient
says he is "bilious," and for the life
of him he can't see how those old
teeth have anything to do w ith it. If
his doctor rashly insists that the teeth
are to blame the patient goes to see
some doctor who knows how to pre
scribe just salts for liver complaint.
Questions and Answers.
Bertha asks: 1. Is fatty degenera
tion of the heart a curable disease?
2. Could the patient work and as
sume responsibility ? 3. Is blood pres
sure of 145 to 175 too high for a mid
dle aged woman? 4. What does such
blood pressure indicate?
1. No, but the process may be stayed
by careful living. 2. Better not. But
this is a question to bo answered by
the personal attendant. 3. It may be
high undr certain . circumstances. 4.
High blood pressure witli an impaired
heart muscles means the patient's
diet, habits or work requires attention.
"BAKE New Yorker in oven," reads
a newspaper head line. They're going
such a clip in that old town that the
treatments that cured the fathers of
the present generation fail to touch
the spot these days. The oven pa
tient stood 300 degree temperature
three times and the doctors say he is
cured of his ailment. That's going
some, even for Gotham.
THE smile of gratitude that one ordi
narily gets from an aged lady to whom
he surrenders his seat in a street car
ought to be sufficient reward for any
normal man who has lived long enough
to appreciate a mother.
REMEMBER how the colonel used
to praise Whitman of New York? Well,
Whitman has now be?n placed with
others who dare to have opinions of
their own where the colonel's opin
ions are involved. He is enjoying full
membership in that growing organiz
ation launched by Teddy when he was
in the White house. It's the Ananias
As An Aid to Digestion.
(Buck Creek, Ind., .News.)
The Buck Creek K. of P. lodge will
give an oyster and ice cream supper
Saturday evening at their hall. Also
a free lecture on "Diseases of Swine,"
by F. V. Hawkins of Indianapolis.
YOUNG woman writes Mrs. Thomp
son and says she is in love with a boy
who wants to marry her, but he has
no money. The letter having been re
ierreu to tins reruge or reason, our
answer right off the bat is: Blow
nun, kid. and get a live one. Thnf
living on love stuff sounds good in June
but for Mike's sake, don't try it with
snow drifts in the offing.
TIP to the weather ed: It Is safe
to predic rainy weather for the next
week or so, without consultation of
the weather bureau. T3 annual city
and world series is on. M. F.
The Other Thlngs One Guess.
Messrs. and Mesdames C. D. Mc
Cammon, N. E. Denison and families,
Mrs. Sarah E. Kimball and Mr. and
Mrs. Tracy Denison enjoyed a beef
steak fry and camp dinner in Brady's
grove south of town Thursday noon,
.the steaked cooked by Rev. McCam
mon on the grate over a camp fire pro
ing an appetizer for all, and proving
him to be out of door man well
versed in camp lore. Other things
w ere on the bill of fare also.
Why Doctors Prosper.
A pleasant surprise was tendered at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Gos
nell on Wednesday in honor of their
daughter Miss LIssa's nineteenth
birthday. Refreshments were served
consisting of pie, cake, bananas, candy,
pickles, beans and onions.
THOSE Three-I league magnates
have about as much confidence in one
another as a gang of back alley kids.
At one session of this week's Chicago
nteeting a check was thrown on the
desk of the president as a guarantee
of a city's good faith. At the next
session it was announced checks would
not be accepted, leaving the inference
that some one had been attempting
to put something across. It was stated
that the jingle of. the real coin would
have to be heard in all future trans
actions. It is expected that the next
move will be the appointment of an
oliicial money tester, w hose duty will
be to bito the brazen kale as it is
passed over to the desk of the president.
their annual effort to outshine one i
another in their rube town stunts, I
anent the city baseball series. Each
paper has assigned every man in its
employ except the janitor to write
about the games.
W. asks: What causes palpi
Is it serious and can it be
Reply: Toxic factors like tobacco,
coffee, tea; nervous factors like ex
ophthalmic goitre, neurasthenia, hys
teria, worry, emotion; organic factors
like high blood pressure, dilation of
heart from strain or from loss of com
pensation in cases of valvular trouble.
It usually is not 6erlous, but always
can be relieved.
A reader, girl, 10 years old, wishes
to grow fat and sees no reason why
her cheeks should not be nice and
plump, for her folks serve the best
oi iooa, sue lives in pleasant sur
roundings, gets plenty of exercise and
Reply: For all of that our corres
pondent may be poorly nourished.
Many well fed people are poorly nour
ishedthat Is, their tissues do not ap
propriate a normal amount of nourish
ment. Why? Something wrong some
where. Rations may not be properly
balanced. Sometimes eating lens at
each meal will Increase weight. Some-
Ought to Get the Business.
A Chicago artist Is responsible for ;
I the following circular to the trade. j
"Madam, These few words to your '
estimable self, will have, we hope, the I
result of your kind attention. Madam,
did you ever expect a first class de
signer, having been for 13 years in
the very best houses of Paris, to estab
lish himself right in your neighbor
hood? No, you rather would believe
it, if he were established iu a shop on
Michigan avenue; tho impression
would be stronger, but, for an ambi
tious man, everything in this life
comes in lis tune. The work I pre
sent you is the work of every elite
house in this City, IF NOT BETTER
We cordially invite you Madam, to see
only our elements, and you will be con
vinced; our courtesy and politeness
wait for you. Yours for Respects, etc."
HAVING put the Three I league on
the tramp, it was to be expected that
Tearney would want to cut loose. As
long as the league produced his salary
he tried to make it appear he was de
voted to Its interests, but you'll notice
how quickly he becomes chilled w hen
the exchequer fails.
Hep Hicka Says.
When somo fellers get a chance to
praise thelrselves they usually make
a racket like a megaphone.
Many men have been saved paying
nlertnony by their luck of success in
woman's dlsnersitton should not
thfng is wrong. Moral: Find out bv
means of a thorough physicul examlu- bo Jedged by her telephone voice.
i J. M, C
As If the sky bad mysteriously ens
charged him. Foghorn Fernando ap
penrcd for the first time in the rlllag
of Dolcuela one morning about 4
o'clock and demanded admission to the
Pacific hotel. At that boar the aky w
actually discharging the plump rain
drops of a tropical thunder ahower.
Over his breakfast table Colonel
Ilopapple, the landlord, described t
his guests the stranger's advent
Judge Sloat, a disbarred attorney
from Los Angeles, suggested, "Let us
look over this person," and they went
to the sunny courtyard to Inspect the
He -was leaning against a cart wheel
and gazing sadly at Hopapple's aged
pair of mules as they dored in their
rope harness. Cross examined, be gavs
the name of Fernando. He sought em
ployment "How comes an honest man out of
work?" asked the colonel unreason
ably. "How, In truth?" retorted Fernando.
"How keep I not the Job? Alas! Ayel
It is some curse. I toil. I slave. But,
listen! I recount to you!"
The forthcoming torrent of words
was not in the least Intelligible, but
6oon the disconsolate orator seemed to
be attempting, and with prospect of
success, to make bis story audible ta
the entire county of San Bernardino.
"Ho-Iee smoke!" blurted the Judge.
"Is that a human throat or a steam
"Car-r-r-ramba!" roared Fernando,
filling his lungs for a final effort
nis shriek of woe was of miraculous
volume, and the mules instantly tossed
their venerable heels at the horison
and flew, panic stricken, out of the
court The crowd Jostled through the
gate Ip pursuit, while Colonel Hop
apple, who had been knocked over by
the runaways, addressed Fernando
"Consarn It, why did yon howl like
that?" said he.
"Ah, I was excite In the head," ex
plained the little Mexican. "Always
when I am excite then must I talk
with strength. But look, senor! But
regard! The mulos, they come back
on us already f
Between the blacksmith's and the
hotel was Dolcuela's dry goods dis
trict, consisting f'Tomas Monzon's
store, and now from the store serenely
emerged Monzon's daughter. Miss
Anita, a large lady of an Indolent
mind. Physically and mentally Anita
moved slowly and there stood, as if
paralyzed, in the path of danger.
It was little Fernando who scurried
first to her side and stopped the mules.
That afternoon Fernando was hired
as assistant clerk in Tomas Monzon's
Foghorn Fernando proved a pret
ty good clerk.
At the end of two weeks he received
his first wages and promptly proposed
to Anita behind a stack of ginghams.
"We shall see," temporized Anita,
and she allowed him to kiss her chub
by hand. Then she dropped her eye
lashes tenderly and left Foghorn alone
in a paradise behind the ginghams,
where be commenced to mutter rap
turously to himself.
"I am going to marry with your
daughter," he announced to Tomas
"You you!" jabbered Monzon, turn
ing a vivid purple. "You shall marry
with my broomstick, that Is all," and
he pushed Fernando into the plaza by
means of that inglorious weapon.
It happened that the banishment was
witnessed by Padre Bonar, whose kind
heart was touched by the exile's de
spair. The priest immediately con
voyed Fernando to the mission and as
signed him to the various duties of a
I handy man.
In his new surroundings Foghorn
worked hard and took new hope in re
spect to Anita Monzon.
One Sunday morning before the serv
ice he contrived to whisper to Anita In
the chnnel porch.
"Is your love nwnlting for me, most
adorable?" breathed Fernando.
I She nodded sweetly and returned
I the secret clasp of his hand beneath
the folds of her mantilla. Fernando
nearly fainted with delight as he
climbed the ladder to the little organ
loft, where his business was to pump
the decrepit bellows.
When the service was ended be leap
ed over the rail of the gallery. There
sat his Anita directly beneath him. and
Foghorn in an ecstasy of pride gazed
down at her ample shoulders. The
joy of ownership filled Fernando's
soul, and his lips moved, framing soft
endearments. Suddenly what was
The pew next to Miss Monzon's was
occupied that morning by Judge RIoat.
and now, in horror, Fernando saw the
false Anita's hand steal invitingly to-
The colonel waved Ms enrnrob.
"Didn't yon ever take somethln for
It slippery ellnm or boneset or son,
thin? Well, by time! What's this on.
beknown caravan a-comln'?"
The last question wns provoked by
an enormous four horse wayon wln$.
lng around the corner of the street
The wagon body was boxed in by gay.
ly painted canvas bearing the fegnd;
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When the vehicle reached the hotel
a tall, gray bearded Individual wea-in?
a linen duster leaped from the driver
'Tlowdy, doc?" said nopapple plea
"Good morning, my friend." replied
the general healer. "Can you tell m
the size of this settlement?"
"You can see it all from here," said
the landlord, gesturing at Dolcoela
with his pipe.
Dr. Gimble looked about him care
fully. "I don't guess it would pay tne to
stop," be decided. "I've got to ninke
a county fair tomorrow, and there
ain't anybody sick in this town, any
way. Is there?"
"Not that I've beard of," nopapple
rejoined. "We're tol'rable preserved,
thank you." Then his eyes fell on
Fernando, perched despondently on
the hitching rail. "Why, by mighty, I
dunno, after all!" mused the colonel,
"now do you stand, doc, on the science
of the throat?"
"Ace big." declared the physician.
"Give me a quarter, open your mouth
and say 'Ah. "
"Shucks, it ain't me!" Hopapple
corrected. "It's that little greaser. If
you can cure his voice I'll go you two
bits Just for greens. Talk loud for
the doc, yon, Fernando, and I'll hold
them horses if I can."
Foghorn obeyed, while the plaza
rang like a sounding board. The as
tonished Gimble rubbed his ears and
glared at Fernando with great earnest
ness. "For the love of Mike!" he gasped.
: "How long can you keep that up?"
"It's the easiest thing he does, and
that's the trouble," said Colonel Hop
apple. "He'd keep it up all day if he
wasn't stopped. Can you cure him?"
The doctor, after a thoughtful pause,
removed his silk hat and with It clap
ped Fernando three deliberate strokes
on the left shoulder.
"Cure him!" cried Gimble Joyously.
"No, I won't cure him. If he'll hire
out with me I'll give him $100 a
month and cakes. I own two medicine
wagon shows and a merry-go-round,
and this fellow will sure make the
best ballyhoo barker in the business.
Why, put him on a platform outside 4
6 by 9 tent with that voice and my
patter and he'd have a county fair
thinking it was Barnum & Bailey.
What do you say, partner?"
Fernando, in a blissful daze, said noth
ing. He had understood nothing ex
cept the proposed salary, and his reti
cence cnused the showman to be fear
ful of losing such a vocal treasure.
"Here's an advance of $o0 to bind
the contract" added Dr. Gimble hasti
ly. "We'll start for Cactus City In a
half hour, after I've fed up."
When Fernando entered Monzon's
establishment that forenoon the indig
nant merchant reached for bis broom
stick, but Foghorn never wavered. He
held his head high and hummed a tune
as he glanced around the store in the
manner of the emperor of Germany
at a review of troops.
"Where is the proprietor of this lit
tle shop, my good man?" said Fernan
do to Monzon.
Tomns, unable to devise suitable ob
jurgations, puffed dut his cheeks help
lessly, and Fernando tossed a yellow
bill on the showcase.
"I amuse myself a minute on my
travels." he continued, "by purchasing
jewels. It is my habit. Let me see
that miserable trinket, if you will."
and ho pointed at an enormous breast
pin of imitation gold and diamonds,
which had been coveted for years b?
every girl in Dolcuela.
"The orice." faltered Monzon. 'Is
"Wrap It up," directed Fernando. "I
Tomas wns overwhelmed. No wad
dled feebly to his safe iu the rear of
the store and emptied his money draw
er in a vain attempt to make change
for the yellow Mil. But hi customer
was not left alone, for Anita Monzon
now glided forward from behind a
pile of ginghams, thinking of the
eighty cent brooch which Judge Sloat
had given b?r at Christmas.
"Sweetheart!"' she murmured to Fer
nando. Foghorn yawned at her elaborately.
"Is it that you also are employed
ward the judge and saw the Judicial
fingers meet and caress It without ap
parent objection on the lady's part.
But not so on Foghorn's. He lifted up
Luckily, most of the congregation
had already filed out of the chapel, so
that the enduing panic crushed no
body. Padre Bonar strode Into the
ul.slo with an angry face, and Foghorn
Fernando left the mission forever.
Fernando thereupon applied again
for employment at the Pacific hotel,
but Colonel Hopapple before answer
ing pulled his chair Into the shade and
.vt.'iied doubtfully across the plaza.
" 'Pears to me. my son." remarked
tho colonel, "that the dispensation of
Providence has got you saddle galled
when It comes to keepin Jobs. That
pesky syreen contraption you carry
in yu.ur chest Is liable any minute to
Mnmpede stock and bust up trade and
scare folks plumb into forgcttin' their
"But that loudness of me Is not of
ten," suggested Foghorn Fernanda,
j here, my worthy woman?" said he-
"Show me, then, if you please, half
dozen finger rings of your best vain-"
I expect that I meet in Cartus City,
whither I am traveling, a lady of sta
tion to wbom I may wish to present
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