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mi: i .u hoy's foit.t:i of jily.
. w ln!j ilf '"". think it will bo Iks
,ur l':iliiT will ho ::llo to come
tn tin.- ollu'c'.'" ik'il the (Ironist
ii:ui 1), y ;is ho was lmyingsonie sir-
. :hc ; sayri ho cotihl finite down
: l','Vv-m.l n .street whore
w. :v no h-:.-. s ts :-c:iri'," paid the
. (,.. i ,.''l.t ,-iuv tr.ui. Ent lie
: ;;'::'t in no linn y to come down
-. .-rnw.-i nni he j,vui somv.
. i, made. S'iy. do you wet this
ii!;.!.tcr :t:iil rtfiek it mi:"
r.:".;. r '.I'l l lam Low thi oonvt
: . . ..-!.. d idid tin'!) 1 him if iis
:.l.;:.'i ri.'.- dn'.vn town.
, .-..w a-. VY11. I !,iuwi .:x. He
,: i: .v.- in :-it down if ho rui down
. ; ! li '- ia) :i.-tt( r t '.lis trip. II,;
':. 'I ha'..':; vhi-iv the l.hiwheol
, t .1, hi'W did it iril hapiK'i'.V" uhIjimI
;v;;.:t:M as hi' wrapped a yellow
: nvi-r t ao hutt!'.' of arnica and twist-
i mis and then helped the hoy
t ho ptrij) of court plaster on his
Xiiiin.ly hnows how it happened hut
P.i. " hen I conn- near to ask him
u! i: 1.-' leels around his nightshirt
whi-re his pistol poeket wowld he if it
was M: l'.e had on and tells mo to
1 ,;v. his si.,lit forever, and I leave, too,
i .;. k. You Mi', in' is afraid I will j;et
i --.r: vy Ti.urth of .Tuly, and he told
i:: j wouldn't t'nv n iin cracker all
K...y i.;!d : ;ae j;.-t ;"! worth of nice
-. i.ml he would lire them off for
wniu:,- in the hack yard. 1
1. and he .vave lae the money,
a.-iii a dandy lot of lireworks.
. y,.u I' irrret it. I had .-ilii, -f
in! r:i::i:i;; i'.":n:t s, ami y
l:il a lot of i:ic:;er chlisi Is. and
ca:i:,:.:i lirecrackei s. at:d
. ar.d ;. I-.. is of pari iv matches.
iiliil jmt I he p;
I cliair and put a
'V r tiiem.
".I'lcif Dim the i x iihisinn tnnli jilarc."
"i'.i . Iwj.vs takes a m:p-. that st'.tft'ed
ci..i,r ai't-r dime r. and i;e went into the
-r:;:;' room, and I heard him drivim;
"He doj; out of the chair and
him ask Ih do. what he war;
a-i i . - vv i i i v; . and just then the explosion
t'-i-k )l:iee. and we all rushed in there.
1 1. 11 you what I honestly think. I think
that ilo,- was cheyin tliat"hos of arlor
iiiatciii-s this kind that pop ho when
you st-p oil tii-'in. I'a was just jjohurto
"' ;hwn v.-h.-n tli- whole air was filled
with (hi- and i'a and rockets aud every
thing Wlien ;r,,t j,, there, Ta had a
sofa pillow trying to put the dog out.
and in the mi a:.tniie Pa's linen jiants
were afire. I prahhed a pail of this in
ihi'.i water that they had lieen rinsin
clothes with and throwed it on Pa, or
tIl.T-: wouldn t liave heen it place on him
i'i-",'iTn a i.i.-nenee tliat wasn't hurnt,
and tin n he il.tvw a camp chair at me
ami told me to -o to (iohenna. Ma says
tiiat'.-tiie ii. hell thev have trot uo in
' Vi- 'd t ilitinn .f the liihle for had
s. lien I'a' j.ants were out. his
tai. :ila::i .1 up. and a roman caudle
t'v.i::: bine and red balls at his legs,
a meW .trot into Ins white vest.
- bewared d'-M-ription, like the
' ..i-'-'i r chaser Ldt after Ma and
ii : on top of the sofa, and another
' " at lev a -irl that Ma invited to
i' and burnt one of her stockimrs
Had towearoneof Ma's stockintrs,
1 d d al too big for her. home. After
- got a little quiet, and we oiM.'iied
doors anl windows to let out the
and tlie hnu ll of burnt do hair
Pa S whiskers tin liirr lii-i..rfn.l.-i.r.:
i-g.m to go .ff t iUi,i iv policemiui came to
the door ami asked what was the matter,
ill"'. I'a told him to go alonj; with me to
Oh. Tina, but I don't want to go with a
Wi i man. It would give me dead away,
eil, there was nobody hurt much but
the d ig and Pa. I felt awful sorry for
111.- Oo. jje hasn't got hair enough to
iv. ' r hisself. Ta didn't have much hair
anyway, except by tho ears, but he
a good deal of lii3 whistersr
'-e tllCT wasn't, verv rrrnv. Snv
rr"'1,:""r yu pend this anarchy npto tho
in ti . - if j n up there, Pa will Bay I am
'.i:n. st fool on record. Thin is tho
fourth of July you catch me cele
'l l' 'I:s'. Iam going to work in a glno
i -t -y where nobody will ever come to
-i'.d the ly went out to pick iipBotTf
a";" mecraefcers that had failed to cx-
m tront of the drag storo.
NE BAD BOY'S JIA COMES HOME.
' lien is your Ma coming back?" asked
'ke grocery man of the bad boy as ho
nuJ him standing on the sidewalk
when the grocery was opened m tno
morning, taking some pieces of brick out
of his coi.ttail pockets.
"Oh Biie got back .at midnight last
night, s ud tho boy as he eat a few blue
berries out of a case. -That's what
makes mo up so early. Pa has been kick
ing at these pieces of brick with hisbaro
feet, and when I camo away he had his
toes in 1 is hand and was trying to o
back up stai rs on one foot. Pa haint got
"I am afraid you are n terror," said
the groc ry man as he looked at the in
nocent f ico of the boy. "You aro al
ways making your parents some trouble,
and it is a wonder to mo they don't send
you to s line reform school. What dev
iltry were you up to last night to get
kicked t his morning';"'
":so"eviltry, just a littlo fun. You
see, Ma went to Chicago to stay a week,
find she got tired and telegraphed she
would ix) homo last night, ami Pa was
down town, and I forgot to give him tho
dispatch, and after he went to bed me
and a i hum of mine thought wo would
have a fourth of July.
"llctriril Untahim- (i fi hhh vjttn- unit."
"You see, my chum has got a sister
about as big as Ma, and we hooked Pome
of her clothes, and after Pa got to snor-
mg v e
put them in Tas room. Oh,
jouu a mired. e put a pair of No. 1
slippers with blue stockings down in
front of tho rocking chair liosido Ta's
l)oots, and a red corset on a chair, and
my cl urn's sister's best black silk dress
on an ther chair, aud a hat with a white
feather on on the bureau, and some
frizzes on the gas bracket, and every
thing we could iind that belonged to"a
girl in my chum's sister's room. Oh, we
got a red parasol, too, and left it right in
the n iddle of the floor.
"W ell, when I looked at the layout
aud 1 card Pa snoring, I thought I should
die. You see, Ma knows I'a is a darn
good feller, but she is easily excited.
My chum slept with me that night, and
whei we heard the doorbell ring I stuffed
a pillow in my mouth. There was no
body to nieet Ma at tho dejiot, and she
lurei: a hack and came right up. Xo
body heard the bell but me. and I had to
go down and let Ma in. She was pretty
hot, :iow, you bet, lit not being met at the
'Where's your father';' said she as
she 1 egan to go up stairs.
"I told her I guessed Pa had gone to
sleep by this time, but I heard a good
deal of noise in the room about an hour
ago, aud maybe he was taking a bath.
Then I slipped up stairs and looked over
the banisters. Ma said something about
heavens and earth, and where is the hus
sy, Mid a lot of things I couldn't hear,
and Pa said damfino, and it's no such
thing, and tho door slammed, and they
talked for two hours.
"I s'pose they finally laved it to me,
as t ley always do, 'cause Pa called me
very early this morning, and when I
can e down stairs he camo out in the
hall, and his face was redder 'n a beet,
and he tried to stab mo with his big toe
nail, and if it hadn't been for these
pieces of brick he would have hurt my
feelings. I see they had my chum's sis
ter' clothes all pinned up in a newspa
per, and I s'pose when 1 go back I shall
ha e to carry them home, and then she
will be down on me. I'll tell you what, I
hai e got a good notion to take some shoe
maker's wax and stick my chum on my
bai k.iind travel w.ith a circus as a double
hei (led boy from'iJorueo. A fellow could
hivo more fun iind not get kicked all
AjhI the boy sampled some strawber
ries in a case in front of the store and
went down the street whistling for his
eh im. who was looking out of au alley
to see if the coast was clear.
HIS IW IS A DAKN COWARD.
"I supioso you think my Pa is a brave
m;ui," said the bad boy to the grocer as
he was trying a new can opener on a tin
biscuit box in the grocery, while the gro
cer was putting up some canned goods
for tho boy, who said the goods were for
th 3 folks to use at a picnic, but which
were to be taken out camping by the boy
ai d his chum.
"Oh, I suppose ho is a brave man," said
the grocer as. he charged the goods to the
bey's father. "Your Pa is called a ma
jor, and you know at the time of the re
uiuohe wore a veteran badge and talked
to the boys about how they suffered dur
ing the war."
"Suffered nothing," remarked the boy
with a sneer, "unless they suffered from
tl o peach brandy and leather pies Pa si dd
tl em. Pa was a sutler that's tho kind
of a veteran he was and he is a coward."
"What makes yon think your Pa is a
coward?" asked the grocer as he saw the
b y slipping some sweet crackers into his
p stol pocket. . , , .
"Well, my chum and me tried him
j last night, end ho ia so sick Ihiamorning'
J that ho can't get tin. You see, since the
burglars got into Magic's Pa has been
telling what ha wcwld do if the burglars
got into our house. Ho said he would
jump out of bed and knock one senseless
with his fist and throw the other over tho
banister. I told my chum Pa was a cow
ard, and wo fixed up liko burglars, with
masks on, and I had Pa's long hunting
boots on, and wo pulled caps down over
our eyes and looked fit to frighten a po-
"I too?; a. xhnwl strap and wnn strapping
a's Wet tixjcthcr."
liceman. I took Pit's meerscham pipe
case p.nd tied a little piece of ice over the
end the stern goes in, and after Pa and
Ma was asleep wo went in tho room, and
I put tho cold muzzle of tho ice revolver
to Pa: temple, and when ho woke up I
told him if ho moved a muscle or said a
word I would spatter the wall and the
counterpane with his brains. He closed
his eyes and begau to pray. Then I stood
off and told him to hold up his hands
and tell mo where the valuables was. He
held up his hands and sat up in bed and
sweat and trembled and told us the
change was in his left hand pants pock
et and that Ma's money purse was in the
bureau drawer in the cuff box, and my
chum went iind got them.
"Pa shook so the bed fairly squeaked,
and I told him I was a good notion to
shoot a few holes in him just for fun,
and he cried and said, Tlease, Mr. Bur
glar, take all I have got, but spare a poor
old Hum's iif , who never did any harm!'
Then I told him to lay down on his stom
ach and pull tho clothes over his head
and stick hi feet over the footboard, and
he did it, ir:d I took a shawl strap and
was strappi-g ids feet together, aud he
Wiis scared, i tell you. Ic would have
been all right, if Ma hadn't woke up. Pa
trembled in Ma woke up and thought ho
had t lie ager. sin 1 my i lir.m turned up
the h.it to see how much there was in
Ma's j arse, ; :i 1 Zl:i ! . e v.v r.v. l a' kcdi.io
what i va- doiii;r, cad 1 told her I w as a
burglar, robbing the. house.
"I don't k;.ov whether Ma t umbled to
the racket or r.ot.but she threw a pillow
at me and said. -Ciet out of here, or I"il
tiike you aeros:: my knee,' iind she got up,
and we rm:. She followed us to my room
and took Pa's jointed ii.hp ue and mauled
us both until I don't want any more
burgling, and my chum ways he will never
spcilk to mo again. I didn't think Ma had
so much sand. She is brave us a lion,
and Ta is a regular sjuaw. Pa sent for
me to come to his rwm this morning,
but I ain't well aud am going out to Pe
waukce to camp out till the burglar scare
is over. If Pa comes around here talk
ing about war times and how he faced
the enemy on many a well fought field,
yon ask him if he ever threw any bur
glars down a banister. He is a frod. Ta
is, but Ma would make a good chief of
police, aud don't yon let it escape you."
And the boy took his canned ham aud
lobster, and tucking some crackers inside
the bosom of Ids blue flannel shirt start
ed for Pewankee, while the grocer looked
at him as though he was a hard citizen.
The Chicago Fair's Had aiunageiucnt.
Either the blood sucking parasites at
the fair must be dispensed with, the dead
head leak stopjied and expenses cut down,
or there must be a default on the bonds
which the corporation owes. The direct
ors have outstanding five millions of
bonds and Coating debt, and they have
not yet a dollar to apply on the bond
payment. They have not yet paid the
floating debt by perhaps a million, and
from present appearances will not until
late in August.
Tho fair is costing $000,000 a month for
operating expenses. The army of dead
heads who enter its gates is 6teadily in
creasing. Friday more than one-third of
thooo in attendance went in on passes.
The deadheads ought to lie cut down at
least one-half. At least half of the police
force at the fair ought to be mustered
out and taken off the payrolls. Tho ex
penses of operating the fair ought not to
bo over !f:Jl)0,0(iO per month ut the very
outside. Tho directors must face the
music Chicago Tribune.
iunitL'd After Tiventy-nue Years.
After a separation lasting 21 years,
John II. Morrison and his wife have
been reunited. Iu 18G."i Squire Morrison
wedded Miss Fry in York county and
five years later came here to reside.
Ho remained here for two years, and",
meeting business reverses, went west!
leaving his wife and four daughters here
and nothing was heard of him until last
March, when an advertisement for a wife
appeared in a Harrisburg pajier si"ned
John H. Morrison. It was seen by one
of his daughters. She answered it.
Morrison received 017 answers to his
advertisement, but replied only to the
one written by his daughter." In the
correspondence that followed their rela
tionship was disclosed, and when he
learned his wife was still living he made
arrangements to take her to his western
home. A letter received states that they
recognized each other on sight at the
railway station in Oklahoma. Lancaster
Cor. Philadelphia Record.
Arc most i-sluemed by every intelligent man and
woman. Derunj:eme::t of the liver, stomach and
bowels gpcedilr present to us tho living question
of obtaining relief. It is at. once foond in Dr.
Pierce -s Pleasant Pellet?, wtich euro sick head
ache, constipation, indigestion, htl'.oas attacks,
etc. Purely vegetable and rerfecily harmless,
they arc nnequaled as a specific 'lor the com
plaints named. One tiny, sugar-coated Pellet a
uo.e. inviale, S5 cents. Carry them in
j ift I Ji J! MLiM 1 IIJA ,
Try The Akgus want column.
Fresh oysters at Krell & Math's.
Oysters served in any style at Krell
& Math's. .
Oysters by the can or dish at Krell
Ice cream or oysters at Krell &
Wanted A second girl.
702 Twentieth street.
lor Sale A jood work horse
ply at George XV. Aster & Cos.
Read your own Au;rs. If you
don't take one, you should. Don't
you think so?
Nice cottage for rent cheap
i."geja(i ana good water
at South Tark grocery.
All kinds of bicycle repairing done
at Walker's place, 41.5 Sixteenth
street, Moline. Hemember the nu ni
cer. Telephone 2030.
Tea, coffee or chocolate with a line
dish of fresh oysters and a few nice
fresli buns is what makes a rich meal,
and to get the same go to Krell &
Leo Deisenrotli went
yesterday to consult the
me laisli .Medical institute with
reference to a tumor in his deg with
which he has been a sufferer for
The most remarkable romantic and
interesting attraction at the World's
fair is the Ferris wheel located in
Midway Plaisance. No one goes to
the fair without taking a ride in the
great w heel. It is an adventure that
has made fame and fortune for its
inventor and lias proven one of the
really great features of the fair.
Henry E. Dixie gave a pleasing
performance of "Adonis1 at the Burl
lis at Davenport last evening, w hich
was witnessed by a large tri-city au
dience. The entertainment is to be
repeated this evening.
Herbert Cawthorn, the great ec
centric Irish comedian, and his com
edy eherubs.are to present the favor
ite farce comedy, Little Nugget."
at Harper's theatre tomorrow c cu
ing. This is the ninth season for
this successful comedy, and conies
endorsed by the whole press 6f every
state in our union.
Lew Dockstader and his fa
mous organization of burnt-cork fun
makers will be the attraction at Har
per's theatre Saturday evening. No
doubt this announcement will be
hailed with delight by the thousands
of admirers of this popular form of
American amusement. Mr. Dock
stader always strives to present a
pure, clean and pleasing program,
and the most particular man is safe
in taking his sweetheart, his wife, his
daughter, or his mother, as there is
never the least thing in Dockstadcr's
entertainments that can possibly of
fend the most fastidious. The ever
alert and enterprising Lew has gath
ered together this season a small
army of minstrel celebrities which
he declares is stronger, larger, and
better than any company he has ever
been connected with. One very im
portant engagement is that of Frank
Dtiinont. who is referred to as the
"Minstrel Shakespeare." Mr. Du
mont has been for years the stage di
rector and producer at the principal
minstrel theatres of New York and
Philadelphia, and it was only an ex
ceedinly large salary which tempted
him to put in one year on the road.
Among the productions of Mr. Du
mont with Docstader will be manv
bright satirical sketches on the issues
of the day. In the present program
which the company are doing is an
original sketch by'Dumont, entitled
"Chicago World's Fair Comforts."
It is said to be brimful of fun and
embellished with lively, tuneful
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