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HIS r.V JOINS A TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.
'Don't yon think my Ta is showing
no' a good deal more than usual"
.,,'k, (1 the bad boy of the grot-pry man
j,s in-1 k a smoked liorrinjr out of a 1kx
uinl i''l''d off the skin with a broken
Waili 'l jiu kknife and split it open and
rij,;-,l oli" the bone, threw the head at a
cut and tiok some crackers and began to
Will, I don't know but he does look
as though he was getting old," said the
-rmvry man as lie took a piece of yel
low wrapping paper and charged the
IkivV pour old father with a dozen- her
ring" and a pound of crackers. "But
tin ro is no wonder he is getting old. I
wouldn't go through what your father
has the last year for a million dollars. I
toll you. boy, when your father Is dead,
ami you get a stepfather, and he makes
von walk the chalk mark, you will real
ize what a lKinanza you,. have ..fooled
yourself out of by killirtirjff your .fa
ther. The way I figure it your father
will laft about six months, and you
cnght to treat him right the little time
to has to live."
Well, I am going to," said the boy as
he pirktd the herring bones out of his
teeth with a piece of a watch, that he
sharpen! with his knife. "But I don't
Mieve in borrowing trouble about a
ftopfather so long beforehand. I don't
think Ma could get a man to step into
Pa's shoos us long as I lived not if she
was mlaid with diamonds and owned a
t rcwi rv. There are brave men, I know,
that ;:ro on the marry, but none of them
would want to be brevet father to a
ch. rul'in like nie except he got pretty
pn.il wages. And then since Pa was
i';i-v cti d he is going to load a different
i.im if In
I guess 1 will
make a mau of
Wo gt liim to join
the tiood Templars last ingot."
X". you don't tell mo," said the gro-n-r;
nla.i as he thought that his trade
in cider for" mince pies would le cut off.
So you g)t hi:n into the Good Ter.i
j l.irs, eh':"
"Well, ho thinks he has joined the
(; il Templars, so it is all the same.
You see, my chum and me have been go
in;; to a private gymnasium on the wet-t
fiile kept by a Dutchman, and in a back
r in lie has all the tools for getting up
EKcle. There, look at my arm," said
the hoy as he rolled up his sleeve and
showed a muscle about as big as an oys
ter, "That is the result of training at
the gymnasium. Before I took lessons I
hadn't nnj: more muscle than yon have
got. Well, the Dutchman was going to
a dance on the south side the other night,
and he asked my chum to tend the
gymnasium, and I told Pa if he would
j-iiu the Good Templars that night there
wouldn't lie many at the lodge, and he
v. i luldn't be so embarrassed, and as I was
nie of the officers of the lodge I would
Hit it to him light, and he said he would
pi i. so my chum got five other boys t
hi In us put him through. So we steeret.
him down to the gymnasium and made
him rap on the storm door outside, and
1 said who comes there, and he said it
was a pilgrim who wanted to jine our
I " actually thought he wan Jiclng hauled
clear vj to the roof. '
"1 asked him if he had made up his
li-iud to turn from the ways of a hyena
and adopt the customs of the truly good,
'm l he said if he kuew his own heart he
had. ami then I told him to come in out
f the snow and take off his pants. Ee
ked alit'le nt taking off his pants,
: iuse it wu, coi,i out tjlore in the 8torm
':-ir iloghou.se, but I told- him they all
''"1 to do it. The princes, jiotentates
W 'l paupers all had to come to it. lie
S'.'d nie how it was when we nishiated
omeii, awl I told him women never
t'-'k tU.it degree. lie pulled off Ids pants
and wanted a check for them, but I told
the graud mogul would hold his
Clothes, and then I blindfolded him, and
(I baseball club I pounded on the
"was, I walked around the gymnasium,
wwlo the lodge, headed by my chum,
png 'We won't go home till morning.'
1 stopped in front of the icewater tank
and said, 'Grand worthy duke, I bring
ef-reyou a pilgrim who has drank of
"ne dregs until his stomach won't hold
wer, and who
.r onciu VIA.
wie naid mocml nW,1 tyia if ha
lu ?:?rthy aul well qualified, and I
W'l him that he had been drunk more
Mess 6in,.e the reunion last summer,
vduch ought to qualify him. Then the
fewod mogul mado Pa repeat the most
if T ""rtling oath, in which Pa agreed
arni 'Ter (lrank another drop to allow
fodyto pull his toenails out with
f. 1,7'"rs to nave :hi9 -liver dug out and
I"' to dSs-18 had chopped off and his
e.r,-moved.; Then the mom! mirt bn
V.-imO 1 i - " u
or.ana tha candidate on the bare
drk With tlu. ir,;:i ii.
(t T 41. -i .1, .'. J.
IraiT lUHt '"iigntead'how a
I 1.0U (1 a-dil to see Pa flinch when
d hun? 8hirt g0t ready
"ily chum got s niece of icejmt of the.
X;warer cooler, and jusf as he clapped it
on P:, s back I binned a piece of horse's
hoof in the candle and held it to Pa's
nose, and I guess Pa actually thought it
was Lis burning skin than he smelled.
He jumped about six feet and said,
'(irei t heavens, what you dewin? and
then he began to roll over a barrel which
I had arranged for him. Ta thought he
was j. oing down cellar, and he hung to
the birrel, but he was on top half the
time. When Pa and the barrel got
throrgh fighting, I was beside him, and
I saic , 'Calm yourself and be prepared
for Hie ordeal that is to follow.' Ta
atdewi-how much of this dum fooling
there was and said he was sorry he
joined. He said he coidd let licker alone
without having all the skin burned off
his buck. , .
"I told Pa to be brave and not weaken,
and 11 would be well. lie wiped the
presriration off his face on the end of his
shirt, and we put a belt around his body
and latched it to a tackle and pulled
him up so his feet were just off the floor,
and then we talked as though we were
away off, and I told my chum to look
out t'mt Pa did not hit the gas fixtures,
and Pa actually thought he was lwing
hauli d clear up to the roof. I could 6ee
he wus scared by the complexion of his
hands and feet , s they clawed the air.
He actually sweat so the drops fell oh
the fl xr. Ilimeby we let him down, and
he was awfully relieved, though his feet
were not more than two inches from the
floor any of the time. We were just go
ing t slip Pa down a board with .slivers
in to give him. a realizing sense of the
rough road a reformed man has to
travel and got him straddle of the
board when the Dutchman came' home
from the dance, fu!lerTn a goose, and he
drov-4 us boys out, and we left Pa. and
the I-uU-hmajl wad, 'Vot you was dimig
?r '"''yS i'll dufjor, and
rt3v vas your pints:' aiid P pulled off
the huiidkerchkf from his eyes, and the
Dutclonon said if he didn't get out in a
holy minute he would kick, the stuffing
out oJ him, and Pa got out- "-
"Hjtwk his pants and pur-tliuron in
the alley, and then we come up to Pa
and t ld him that was the third time the
drunken Dutchman had broke up our
lodge, but we should keep on doing good
until v--e had reformed every drunkard
in Milwaukee, and Pa said that was
right and he would see us through if it
cost very dollar he had. Then we took
him home, and when Ma asked if she
couldn't join the lodge, too. Pa said:
'Now, you take my advice, and don't you
ever ;oin no Good Templars. . Your sys
tem could not stand the racket. Say, I
want you to put some cold cream on my
back.' I think Pa will le a different
man now, don't you?'
The grocery man said if he was that
Iioy'is Pafor 15 minutes he would lie a
different boy or there would be a funeral,
and the boy took a handful of soft shelled
almonds and a few layers of raisins and
skipp 3d out.
I1IS pa's marvelous escape.
"G it any vaseline?" said the bad boy
to the grocery man as ho went into the
store one cold morning, leaving the door
ojen, and picked up a cigar tub that
had 1 een thrown down ne;:r the stove
and 1 fgan to smoke it. v
"Si mt the door, dum you! Was you
brouf ht up in a sawmill? You'll freeze
every potato in the house. No, I haven't
got vaseline. What do you want, of
vaseline?" said the grocery man as he
set the sirup keg on a chair by the stove
whero it would thaw out.
""'Want to rub it on Pa's legs," said the
boy as he tried to dr.iw smoke througn
the cigar stub.
"W hat is the matter with your P's
"Wuss nor rheumatiz," -said tiie lry
as he threw away the cigar stub and
drew some cider in a broken tea cup.
"Pa 1 as got the worst looking hind legs
you ever saw. Yon 6ee, since there has
been so many fires Pa has got offnl
scared, and he has bought three fire es
capes made of rope with knots in thetn,
and he has been telling us every day
how l e could rescue the whole family in
casecf fire. He told us to keep cool
whatever happened and to rely on him.
If the house got on fire, we were nil to
rush to Pa, and he would savens. Well,
last n ght IJa had to gT to one of the
neigh xirs whore they was going to have
twins, and we didn't sleep much, 'cause
Ma hi d to come home twice in the night
to get saffron and an old flannel petti
coat that I broke in when I was a kid,
'cause the people where Ma went did not
know as twins was on the bill of fare,
and they only had flannel petticoats for
one. : . '' ': - '-"
' "Pa was cross at being kept awake
and told Ma he hoped when all the chil
dren in Milwaukee were born and got
grown up she would take in her sign
and l ot go around nights and 'act as
usher to- baby matinees. Pa says there
ought to be a law that babies should ar
rive Oi the regular day trains and -not
wait Vor the midnight, express. Well,
Pa he got asleep, and he slept till about
8 o'cli ck in the .morning, and the blinds
were t losed, and it was dark in his room,
and I had to wait for my breakfast till I
was hungry as a wolf, and the girl told
me tc wake Pa np, so I went up stairs,
and I 'don't know what made me think
. of itv rat I had some of this powder they
make red fire witn in tne tneater tnat
me an tnj chum had the Fourth of July
andT pot It In ifl wash' dish 1n- the bath
room, and I touched it off and hollered
fire. was going to wake P np and tell
him i; was all right .and laujb t him.
I guess tiiere ,-as too tnudh tire or I
yelled too loud, 'canse Ta jumped out of
bed and rabled a rope and rushed
tnrough tho hall toward the back win
dow that goes out on a shed.
"'I tried to say. something, but Pa ran
over me and told me to save myself, and
I got to the back window to tell him
there was no fire just as ho let himself
out the window. He had one end of the
rope tied to the lejr of the washstand,
and he was climbing down the back Bide
of the shed by the kitchen with nothing j
on but his nightshirt, and he was the
T,nrrtl,l,stinnwf,i,if ",o fv, A
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itjjo jug mm irjuig 10 suck ills
toe nails into the rope and the side of
the house. I don't think a man looks
well in society without nothing on but
his nightshirt. I didn't blame theJnred
girls for being scared when they saw Pa
and his legs coming down outside the
window, and when they yelled I went
down to the kitchen, and they said a
crazy man with no clothes but a pillow
slip around his neck was trying to kick
the window in, and they run into the
parlor, and I opened the door and let Pa
in the kitchen. He asked me if anybody
else was saved, and then I told him
there was no fire, and he must have
dreamed he was in hell or somewhere.
"He mvix the fmrril lryt 1 nuking o? j. ft ever
"Well, Ta was a.-tonislied and said he
must be wrong in the bead, and I left
him thawing his-.sdf 1 y tiie stove while
I went after his pants, and his logs were
badly chilled, but I guess not bin was
froze. He lays it r.ll to Ma and says if
she would stay at home and i.-t people
run their own baby shows there would
be more comfort hi the house. Ma came
in with a shawl over her head, and after
she had told us what the result of her
visit was she sent me after vaseline to
rub Pa's legs. Pa says that ho has dem
onstrated that if a man is cool and col
lected in case of fire and goes deliber
ately at work to save himself he will
come out all right."
"Well, you are the meanest lioy I ever
heard of," said the grocery man. "But
what aiMnt your Pa's dancing a clog
dance in church Sunday? The minister's
hired girl was in hen' after some codfish
yesterday morning, and she said the min
ister said your Pa had scandalized the
church the worst way." .- ,
t "Oh, he didn't dance in church. He
was a little excited, that's alL You see,
Pa chews tobucco, and it is pretty hard
on him to sit all through a sermon with
out taking a chew, aud he gets nervous.
Ho always reaches around in his pistol
pocket when they stand up to Bing the
last, time and feels in. his tobacco box
and gets out a chew and puts it in his
mouth when the minister pronounces
the benediction, aud then when they get
out doors he is all ready to spit. He al
ways does that. Well, my chum had a
present on Christmas of a music box
just about as big as Pa's tobacco box,
and all you have to do is to touch a
spring, and it plays, 'She's a daisy, she's
a dumpling.' - : -
"I honied it and put it in Pa's pistol
pocket, where he keeps his tobacco 1kx,
and when -the choir got most through
sieging Pa reached his hand in his pock
et and began to fumble around for a
chew. 'He touched the'spring, and just
as everybody bowed their heads to re-'
ceive the benediction-rand Jt was bo still
you could hear a gum drop the inus
box began to play, and in the stillness it
6onnded as loud as a church organ.
Well, I thougbj ita, would, syjlj, The
minister heard it, and everybody looked
at Pa, too, and Pa turned "red, and the
music box kept up 'She's a daisy, and
the minister looked mad and said 'AmenT,
and the people began to put on their
coats, and the minister told the deacon
to hunt up the source of that worldly
music, and they took Pa into the room
back of the pulpit and searched him,
and Ma says Pa will have to be churched.
They kept the music box, and I have got
to carry in coal to get money enough to
buy my chum a new music box. Well,
I shall have to go and get that vaseline
or Pa's legs will suflVr. Good day."
(To bo continnol.)
. A Royut llaythioir.
A miniature fortress, which cost near
ly (KlO.OOO marks, has just been erected
on the private grounds of the new pal
ace at Potsdam for the us;e of the Ger
man crown prince and his brothers,
whose military education is shortly to
be commenced. -This fortress is a pres
ent to Emperor William from Herr
Krapp of Essen and has been construct
ed on novel principles, w hich are to be
kept secret. All projections rising short
of the level of the walls have been avoid
ed, but at a given signal a number of
rotary armored turrets rise suddenly,
and having fired their guns instanta
neously disappear. Potsdam Letter.
"Gentle as tit Summer Breeie."
"I'd rather take thrashing any time than take
a dose of pillt," groanad a patient to whom the
doctor bad prescribed physic, "i'd as lief be
s'ck with whatall me now, as to be sick with
thepill." i -a n i- ...
"I don't think you've taken anv i?f the pills I
prescribe, or yoo wouldn't dread the prescription
so," langhed tue doctor., "I never ue the old,
inside twisters ' joo have ; In mind, I oe Dr.
Pie cclTleaint Perenta."".' They always make
mc think of a part of anoldhymn- - . . i
, -:.;:. : l. ...;,'. mild and lovely !- ',:
Tha best thing tha . kind .ever imvented. No
danger of their making yon sick. Ton'l' hardly
know you've taken tbm. I wouldn't use any
other in my practice."
C OUN TY IJVILDIXG.
TrauHtrs. , ,. ,
-Sept- 29 Xoum J. BlackmarT to
Rufus A. Smithlots l4 2, 8, 4, 6 and
, block 2.151ackman,s add.,Moline, fl.
Miles Judge, Sr., to John K Judfje,
east part lot i; block 5, .William
Dickson's add., Milan, f500.
Mary Hay to Henrv Empks lot IS,
bWk 7. Peter Hay's'add-v Rock " Isl
and, 280. .. . .. ; v - -t , ..,
E. E. .Parmenter to Chippiannock
Cemetery association. Jot- 5aO. Wock
- ' -'iT'ocK cemetery- associa-
Wnat ro To i Take . , ,; ,
Medicine for? Because you are sick
and want to get well, or because you
wish to prevent illness? Then re
member that Hood's Sarsaparilla
cures all diseases caused by impure
blood and debility of the system. It
is not what its proprietors say but
what Hood's Sarsaparilla does, that
tells the story of its merit. 15c sure
and get Hood's, and Hood's onlv.
Purely vegetable Hood's Pills.
The lMt Harvest Kxrnrsion.
. The last harvest excursion of the
season on the C.. M. & St. P. will
leave Itoek Island Oct. 10. The fare
for the round trip will be one fare
plus $2. Tickets will be good for re
turn 20 days from date of sale. The
public will be governed accordingly.
E. 1). W. Holmes, Agt."
"THEY CURED ME,"
"And They Can Cure Others,"
Says Mr. Weiner.
CANDID, CONCISE STATEMENT.
Headaches, Dizziness, Despondency,
Insomnia, Throat Troubles and
Coughing How These Symptoms
Disappear Under the Treatment of
Drs. Staekhouse and Daniel
They cured me, and I know thev
can cure others!"
The speaker Was Mr. Joseph It.
Weiner, now of Cleveland. 111., but
until recently a resident of Miline.
where he is well and favorably known.
MR. JOSEril K. WErXER.
I suffered from catarrh for four
years before I went to Drs.Stackhouse
and Daniel," said Mr. Weiner. 'The
past two years my case was so bad
that I could hardly believe a cure
possible. Headaches, dizziness, de
spondency, insomnia, throat troubles,
coughing and numerous other symp
toms kept me in dreadful misery
nearly all tho time. Under the
treatment of Drs. Staekhouse and
Daniel, these have all disappeared.
From the very first the treatment
did me good. Why, I now feel like
another man. I want to recommend
the treatment of Drs. Staekhouse and
Daniel to everyone who is troubled
as 1 was. I am sure that they can
cure others as easily as they did me."
Moderate Cost of Treatment.
Catarrh aud kindred diseases. 5
per month, including examination,
services and medicines. Consulta
tions free. Charges in all cases low.
Afflicted persons residing at a dis
tance should write for symptom
blank. Mailed free to all applicants.
Staekhouse Medical Institute,
UflBINE STACKIIOUSE, M. D.
JOSEPH A. DANIEL, M. D.
Koouial? aud 18. -
(First Floor. Take the Elevator. 1
8, W. Corner or Brtdy and Third Str'tts,
Successful Specialist in the treatment of all
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Office Honrs-9 a. m. to 12 m , S to 4 and 7 to 8
p. ni. : Sunday. 10 to 12 only.
vtHEJI YOU ViSIT
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Do not forget to see the ex- .
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mural Railway . equipped ;
with General Electric Com
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with General Electric Com
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"Castoria is an excellent medicine for chil
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Dr. Q. C. Osgood,
Castoria is the best remedy for children of
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Interest of their children, and use Castoria in
stead of the various quack nostrums which are
destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium,
morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats, thereby sending
hem to premature graves. "
Da. J. F. KrNCHS70E,
. Conway, Ark.
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Shop on Vine Street
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