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THE AKGUS, WEBlsrESDA MA HOH 15, 1893
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mine. Rock Island. L.
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Anoymous communications not naliced.
Correspondence solicited fro.u every township
n Rock island county .
Wednesday, March 15, 1893.
A Yot'NG man was arrested and
lined the other evening at Atchison,
Kans., for whistling between the
acts in a theater.
Mabel Okay, an invalid girl of
Winston. :N. C, sent Baby Ruth
Cleveland a beautiful doll dressed in
the peculiar Dunkard garb.
Over two thousand schools in Penn
Sjlrania outside of Philadelphia are
already supplied by the respective
boards with free text-books.
Elongated ear lobes are consid
ered a mark of beauty in Borneo.
tJirls with this feature-peaching down
to their elbows are ' not uncommon.
,!$. in jc llnnncr.
The circuit r'nler for :i mountain
district in West Virginia was stopping
for a day or twa at I lie jilace where he
was to preach on Stindtiy.aiul to him a
mountaineer anie with a buxom
mountain maM ami wauled to be mar
ried then and there.
"Where's your license?" asked the
The man was surprise, I.
"Ain't got none." lie said. "We
tlon't have to have no license, do we?
We ain't a-goin' lo sell liquor."
That was all the license he knew
about. The minister explained to him
and he itmIh away ten miles to the
county seat and later i:i the day ap
peared with the license.
"That cost me a dollar, mister," he
said ruefullv. "P.) von charge anv-
please, but I
pay me whatever you
never cuarire less than a
"Well. I've only got half a dollar,
mister, ami won'i gil the balance till
after harvest." .
The minister hesitated, because he
thought the mountaineer was trying to
beat him. and while he was willing to
perform the ceremony gratis, he didn't
want to cut prices. All at once the
mountaineer put iu:
Tye got it, mister," he exclaimed,
shoving the half dollar at him. "Here's
half yer price. Now you marry Ilan
ner to me. They ain't anybody livin'
that I want but Hanner, and Hanner
kinder bankers fer a whole passle of
fellers that is better lookin' than I am,
but ain't so well off; so if you git her
fixed you needn't worry about me at
all. Take yer half dollar an' go ahead
on Hanner. You kin tix me after
harvest, an' I'll give you t'other half
when the job's done."
However, the minister couldn't see
his way clear that way, and he com
pleted the job then and waited until
after harvest for his fee. Detroit Free
In a Telegraph Office.
Now and then some neat little story
turns tip in a telegraph office. Of
course every one is familiar with that
of the lady who wrote a message to
her sister in a far away city to the
effeat that she could not match a cer
tain shade of blue silk, pinned a sam
ple to the blank, added the words.
"This is the nearest I can come to it."
and requested that sample, message
and all be sent at once by wire.
When the operator mildly suggested
that he was unable to transmit the
sample she of course became angry
and promptly denounced the man and
Professor Morse's invention as a snare
and delusion. Now comes a story
which shows that even at this date a
person may be encountered occasional
ly who is entirely ignorant of the prin
ciples of telegraphy.
The case in point is that of a man
who entered the Postal Telegraph
Office one day last week and notified
his sister in "Buffalo of his arrival in
America, from his home in Ireland,
giving at the same time his address in
New York. Several days later he en
tered the office again, furiously angry
and with a letter in his hand which
contained words something like this:
"Pat, dear. aTe yon in America?, A
bit of dirty brown paper says you are.
Why did yon not take your pen it
hand yourself, then, to say so, or is it
hurted you are, that some one writes
The sister could not understand re
ceiving the transmitted message, writ
ten in other handwriting than her
brother's scrawl, and neither could tiie
matter be explained to his entire satis
faction. He left the office linnlv con
vinced that there hail been some hocus
iH)cns about the entire transaction.
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GAINING HIS END.
"I shall never consent to your ap
pearing in public not even at a church
concert," said Harvey Bond, decided
ly. "A dramatic reader is only an
other name for an actress, and the
members of the Bond family have al
ways been respectable."
"But, my dear brother, you know
well that it is necessary for me to
earn my bread. I do not like to go
out to service. I never could stand
behind a counter. I know nothing of
stenography or typewriting. I have
nothing but my voice, and it is a good
one, everyone agrees.. The girls in
Prof. Lyon's class are perfectly respect
able. I am the poorest one of them
all, but they have been very kind to
me, and I should dislike to leave
"I have come all this distance to
offer you a better and more lilting em
ployment." Ilester was silent. The doing of
housework in a hut in the pineries of
Michigan did not seem very attractive
to her; and then how could she tell
this masterful brother of hers that
Prof. Lvon had been paying her
marked attentions for nearly a vear.
hand that she had accepted then with
a little feeling in her lirt7 together
with a ereat deal of affection, that
some time she-might not be dependent
upon relatives for a. home and main
- But 'Harvev Bond was destined to
know this, for that very afternoon
Burt Lyon came out to Aunt Martha's
suburban home on his wheel and kept
them all merry with his wit for more
than an hour. He made a most dis
agreeable impression upon Harvey
liouil. however, principally because
he was young and handsome and ap
peared so charmed with Hester's pretty
"A monkey on a wire." growled the
dissatistied brother, as the young mati
darted away upon his bicycle.
"Prof. Lyon is one of our best
friends," reproved Aunt Martha, who
felt very well satistied with her niece's
Harvey made no reply: it was his
purpose to take Ilester back with him
to the wilds of Michigan and he did
not intend to be cheated out of it by
anyone; certainly not by Aunt Martha
or Prof. Lyon.
The days went on. eu.-ii bringing
with it Prof. Lyon and causing Harvey
Bond more and more uncusimiss as his
visit to his aunt and sKter drew nearer
to a close.
Not once would" lie liMcn to any of
the selections which his lister had
Studied so at lentiveiy.
"If you would but listen oiir preju
dice would leave you," said Prof. Lyon
one evening. "-Simply to Thy Cross I
Cling,'' is one of her tinest efforts; she
renders it perfectly. Surely no one
could take exception to that."
"No dramatic recitations for met"
said Harvey Bond, coldly. "I detest
all theatrical performances and per
formers, and 1 may add that I detest
to have my sister associate with any
person of that class."
This was certainly to the point, as
Prof. Lyon could not help understand
ing, yet when he took his leave a
short time after he was as pleasant as
ever, promising Hester to bring her a
new song the next day.
'This disregard of "his wishes was
more aggravating to Harvey Bond
than anything else could have been.
It goaded him on to a deed of which
he might well have been ashamed,
shielded though ho felt himself to be
by the mantle" of protection.
"I must return home even now," he
said to his aunt and sister. "I sup
pose I must give up all hope that Hes
ter will return with me?"
"I think so," replied Hester, glanc
ing rather timidly at her aunt, as if
she expected help from that quarter.
"I should dislike very much to part
with Hester," remarked Aunt Martha.
"Slill one can realize that you must be
lonely away out there in the woods
"ft. is, of course, lonely," assented
Harvey. "Bnt I have reason to think
that Hester will reconsider iier decision
when I tell her something which has
occurred in this very room this even
ing. 1 have a certain knowledge that
Prof. Lyon, as you call him. I a
Hester turned pale, while Aunt
Martha exclaimed sharply:
"What is that you say Nephew Har
vey! A scoundrel? Why, what has
occurred in this room which could con
vince you of such a living as that?"
"Well," replied Harvey, deliberate
ly. "I thought this evening I would test
him. I had noticed before this that
he had the sneak-thief look. I laid
my gold watch you remember the
watch, Ilester the one with a dia
mond in the case, on the little table
here anil then I watched him. True
to his instincts, when he thought no
one was observing him he pocketed
the watch and has taken it awav with
"Impossible:" exclaimed Hester.
"If "that is true. Nephew Harvey,
the man shall never enter my house
again." decided Aunt Martha, who was
somewhat easily influenced.
"It is true,"' replied Harvey Bond,
slowlv and cruelly. "In the morning I
shalTput the case in the hands of the
"Brother," exclaimed Hester, spring
ing to her feet, her face as white as
marble, "you will break my heart if
you do this thing. I will go with you
to Michigan or anywhere if you will
not take any action'in the matter."
"No. Harvey." pleaded Aunt Martha,
beginning to weep, "don't do anything
about it. He has been just like a son
to me, only a littie nigher. Only think
of it, Hester. Prof. Lvon a common
And Harvey Bond, with ryes which
glittered with satisfaction, after much
entreaty from Auut Martha and many
tears from Hester, gave the promise
that Prof. Lyon should not bfi molest
ed, provided Hester saw him no more
and would go to the pineries for the
"We will spend the summer season
in some of the lake cities, if you like,"
be said to Hester, "but during the
winter X must ie at the head of my
lutnberruen; and indeed life is not m
dull, fetr nearly every man has some
woman relative there, and it U t
orotner s privilege to provide a Dome
for his sister."
With a pain at her heart which she
felt would never be entirely stilled,
Hester went with Harvey to the pine
ries, where she was installed as house
keeper in a little cottage which had
long needed a mistress, and that need,
if she had only thought of it, was the
geltish motive which had beer at the
bottow of Harvey's antipathy to Burt
It was early iu November when the
brother and sister reached the pine
ries, where the bracing air, the sing
ing trees and carpet of dead pine
needles under their feet all had their
charm for Hester. Although the
training of her former life, embracing
her dramatic reading, was of course a
thing which she was expected to for
get, often when her brother was away
gathering his lumbermen together for
the wimer's work in the forest she
amused herself by going out under the
fragrant pines and listening to their
music, and sometimes reciting as she
One day she had wandered farther
than usual, when suddenly she was
joined by two large dogs, which trot
ted along sociably, yet shyly, with
great red tongues lolling from between
their white teeth.
Hester was not a cowardly girl, aud
she extended a caressing hand toward
one of the curs; no stretch of imagin
ation could have made them respect
able canines. The larger of the two
turned upon her with a snarl which
frightened her, and brought to her
mind instantly a certain piece which
she had one studied, portraying the
ravings of a madman. She fixed her
eyes on the red-green ones of the ani
mal and began to recite the piece in
her most frenzied manner.
The brute shrank back, his brush
tightly drawn down, and with his com
panion slunk out of sight in the under
brush as she finished with the blood
" Wm to tiie Uuutriiters ami sons of nien '.
Wov to liieii; till wlivn 1 roam at,-ui;i: '
Amused at her success she laugh
ingly pursued her way homeward, un
molested now by either animals or
She said nothing to her brother of
the occurrence, fearing that he would
blame her for exhibiting her accom
plishment even to the brutes of the
Musiness was not to begin in real
eain?st in the pineries until December,
but Harvey one day put his ax over
uis shoulder, tel'ing Heslcr that he
was about to fell a giant hemlock
which she herself had visited and
which was about two miles from their
"1 shall be back at noon," were his
Butwhen the little clock on the
shelf struck 12 he was not there, nor
at 1, nor at '2, nor at ., and then Hes
ter decided lo go and look for him.
She found him at the foot of a tree,
about a mile from their cottage, whither
he had dragged himself. He had cut
his foot badly mid had been obliged to
sit down on account of weakness
caused by loss of blood.
"It is a fortunate thing .for me that
yon came." he said. "You must go
back aud get men lo carry me home."
She haMenod to the lumbermen's
cabins, but the men were away, and
it was nearly dark before she" could
return to Harvey with two stout
bearers aud one of the lumbermen's
Just a they stepped into the open
ing the darkness seemed to fall over
them like a mautle. and from far off in
the woods came a long, low howl of
hunger and despair.
"Wolves!" said one of the men. "We
They turned the light of their lan
terns upon the moss where Harvey
Bond had lain when Hester left him.
He was not there, but his torn gar
ments and the few blood-stained bones
gleaming in the lantern light lold of
t lie tierce fury of the carnivorous beasts
that had attacked him.
He sold his life dearly," said one
of the meu. See, here is his ax, with
ihe haii. We oroUen, and here, too. are
hones of a half-dozen wolves which he
mu-.t have killed before they over
ll :;s an awful slioc'.t ! Hester
Bond. Siio tmdcr.-lood now the na'tiie
if the animals thai had joined he. iu
the li . i'.u; i iieii- w as something
ni.ic. 'I...- .ti Hibernian's wife came to
"See. here is his. watch, that I have
jusi picket! up."
She took it iu her hand. It was the
gold watch with the diamond in the
case which Harvey Bond hail accused
Burt Lyon of stealing!
Ku r, thing was clear to Hester now.
She made no revelation lo anyone,
but after her brother's remains were
buried she returned to her Aunt
Martha. One day she showed the
watch to her, saying:
"See, Aunt Martha, here is the watch
brother Harvey told us Burt Lyon had
"He found it. then," cried Aunt
Martha, iu great relief.
The older lady, who had been like
ice to Prof. Lyon for some time, wel
comed liim most heartily wheu he
called upon Hester, ami there were no
more obstacles in the way of the
young couple w ho had been so cruelly
The story iu its entirety was not
lold uutil long after Hest'er was the
happy wife of Prof. Lyou, when 'to
gether they reflected upon tho futility
of llie wickedness of which Harvey
Bond had been guilty when he was. as
be thought, gaining "his end. Wavcrly
lota W It T.ll
Of ionrre i wiJi that Is ir It Is gr.xi, lieaithr
blood. It will glow in the cheek, and tell the
story of perfect physical bea'tn. if ft does not
if the coinpicxloa i devoid of color, the i uclus
xk a iil flacaid, something la wrong and otnc
tiiiu ouht t bu d me about it at ones, for in
stuh rasss delays are dangcrua. For torpid
liver, "bi'.liousnes," and tae thousand and one
ills to which these conditions of the f yctetu lead,
there I' ti remedy in the world eqaal to Dr
Pierce's Go d-n ' Medical Discovery. Boils,
pim . lei", eruptions, sc ofuton iore. salt-rheum,
nd all kindred dise ase are cored by it.
The Turkish turban came in during the
reign of John of France. It was some
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I commenced treatment some
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