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Mon-dat. October 16. 193.
as uaKiana preacher i pointing
out the dangers of the tirae. Al
most everybody else is similarly en
gaged. The need of The occasion is
someone competent to point a few
If you refuse to lend money to a
personal friend he is almost sure to
regard you as a brute. If you lend
it to him he i not unlikely to regard
you as a chump. And you will soon
come around to his war of thinking.
Av old woman who lives near
("hetertown, Md., is said to be pos
tered of great natural healing pow
ers, and has made remarkable cuts
of the raot obstinate diseases by
imply touching the patient with her
It is hard to imagine a man fiend
ish enough to pull o nuts on a rail
road ti idge in order to wreck a train,
crowded full of sleeping passengers.
But such a man almost accomplished
his frightful object lately, near Wal
The stern Georgia judge who fined
himself f 10 the other day for being
late at court rather spoiled his
chance for acquiring a reputation for
perfect impartiality by remitting the
fine on the ground that it was his
f rst ofTence.
France might just as well under
stand at once that, however humor
ous her onslaughts on British pro
teges may appear to the American
paragrapher, he will refuse to see
anything comic in her attempts to
bulldoze countries that look to the
United States for protection.
firivY Hekai.k: Anyhow Van
Alon invests his niom-y better than
Wanamaker. If he contributes ." ,
o.Mi to the campaign he receive-, an
appointment wrth 1J. '''. Wana
maker pail 1 0' k '' an 1 nnlr re
ceived an fs.iMiu job. Hut after all
Wany was able to iw lii depart
ment as an advertising adjunct to
Lis bu-ini s-. and every fourth-class
postmaster became an ajent for his
house. Probably he was able to
even Matters in the Ion'' run.
-in I art-.:i..'i.r - f . m .
"This - s",.,-,- "i : : .
din;e sr.i -.r:t i , ri. . : :
cracked v.p to 1- 1 .:
raati- iillus r ; i : i .
'VThat's troubl;: y . V i ..
advance a- lit.
'Why. that dnrn luenrni 1
gttin i:ie itit-j debt ov.r i:.y i.
you know I've got the only ;. m: . . r
maid n exhibition. Slip's m s:o i
sea, fh" is, a living es.ii.ivl- i.f t-.-:
storie. nymphs of the wave :' -H. a
my programmer says. I pay h-r a ) ,r
salary, and hhe pr.ts all my .:h- r attrac
tions in the shade. It would put y.r.r
eye out t see the way the y 1 s k
at her. I tell yon, sIk-- the grcn'x
freak in the bu.-inesn. and the Vst i f it
is she's gt-uooine. But to come down to
cases, as I wnz saying, she ket-jis iue in
hot water all the time. There ain't a
day that I don't have to do soi.-iethia
special for her. I don't dast refuse, for
I can't get along -without Ler in these
dull times. Sometimes, though, she
makes me crazy by Ler unreasonable
requests. What do you suppose she
'Couldn't imagine," replied the ad
vance agent, "unless it is fresh sea water
every day or something like that."
"Huh!" said the dime museum man
disgustedly, "that would be easy. That
durn mermaid don't want a tiling but n
pair of button white kid shoes." Buffalo
A I'lea For KgoUm.
A.sk yourself hard questions about
yourself ; find out all you can about your
self. Ascertain from original sources if
you are really the manner of man yon
say you are; if you are always honest; if
you always tell the square, jierfect truth
in business deals; if your life is as good
and upright at 11 o'clock at night a3 it
is at noon; if you are as good a teintx-r-ance
man at a fishing excursion as you
are at a Sunday picnic; if you are as
good when you go out of the city as you
are at home; if, in short, you are really
the sort of man your father hojtes you
are and your sweetheart believes you to
be. Panola (Tex.) Watchman.
IVbat an Old Lady Fear.
"I'm almost afraid sometimes," said a
white haired woman at a club meeting
not long ago, "when I see the attention
given to athletics, the Delsarte system,
physical culture or whatever name under
which the enthusiasm exists that the
coining woman is going to K a superb
animal nothing more." New York
Suffering on the Marahea.
"Have yon had a good season?" asked
"Naw," replied the seaside landlord.
"Why even the mosquitoes have nearly
tarred to death." Philadelphia Presa.
Death Came at Liiat to One Who Had
Prmy-1 For It.
Within 300 feet of the crest of Mount
Mitchell the rough road winding over the
mountain runs clos to the edge of a cliff,
down which you cm drop a plumbet for
over 100 feet. At tl e base the waters, of a
creek dash furiously along toward the Ca
tawba. As you pee- over the edge of the
cliff you can see the waters boiling and
foaming among the rocks far below, and
your flesh creeps a.n'1 your blood runs cold
at the mere thought of a falL
An hour before s inset on a July day I
sat on a rock by the roadside with this cliff
at my left. Mypije was scarcely alight
when an old wouii n, walking slowly by
the help of a cane, aiid her calico sucbonnet
pulled forward to shade her wsak eyes
from the britht sun. came slowly 5own the
mountain road. Sle saw me and peered
and hesitated and 3nally came forward
"Howdy, strarnrer" '
"ilowdy, grandma goinc down the moun
tain?"' "No further. I reckon. This is the steep
place, Laiu't it?"
"Yes; there is a hi.;h cliff here."
"I thought so. but my eyes are very poor.
Yes, I'm old and bi nd and of no use to
anybody. I've pray -d to the I jwd every
day for a y.;tr to t ike me away, but he
don't hear me."
"I- your husband ili-ad?"
"Years and years aco, stranger."
"Hut you have children?"
"Ye-, but I'm a burden to them, I'm no
good any more. I've ln fearful this lone
while, but it didn't c rae till this mawnia.
I Lad my mind made up what I should do,
and now I'm coin to do it."
"What is it, irr.u dma; what has hap
pened?" "I've bta fearful f William and Jane.
William is a coxl lo .-, but t hey is pore and
don't :et along. This mawnin I heard them
talkin. Jane says l";:i too ole to work any
more, and I must goto the porvhouse. Wil
liam waits a l .t to think it over and then
says there is i.o othirway. He says he'll
see a!out it tomorrow."
"But the wants aw needs of an old wom
an like you can't be much of a burden to
them," I pro:-sted.
"No," she sillied, "but ole folks is in the
way of youn-er uues. I've dun prayed and
prayed, but the Lr-wJ won't take me.
Mebbe he thinks I ain't fitten to go, but
I've tried Lard to live clus up to the pood
book. If I hain't fittea now, I never shall
"But it's the duty if a son to care for his
"I've heard th:it nr-id, and I reckon I've
dun read soniethin li!;e it in Seri'tur", but
we is all jsre critter.. What we want to
do is ourd.xity. What we don't want to
do kin be left fur somebody else."
"If your son has a home, he can't have
the heart to turn you jut of it. even if it i
a st ntc.'!e to get alone. "J said as the poor
old woman held her a ron to her face.
"s-traiii.-er. doyou know lm-st the I-a'.vd's
ways?" iie a-ked tl.r u-li l.er tr.ir-.
"I'm afraid I don't J.ct ;is mueh as I
"Don't he take o 1 f,.'.' v.r t'..r i i
heaven when they ain't no v; ." u-,-yere?"
"In his own :-o 1 :i; i . ys."
"I've bin ivviy f-tr '... ! ,..-t - ;e
sobbed, "but mebi i -n i.-o , ' . .-i:i,J
and blin.o .. f-.r. I: I'm ,';-.t.-n u.u...
the Ia-Aii orter t I'-.e
I n c ;oi..
"T...!:: a mil
lTo::!f. I'll !: "- y
"Yn' i::e t . at w i
"Then s.ty t , W :
that I si:,-.n't t-oubl- i
I nrju-d r-T:-! ;- t
she rv:i-l t i i.i'.w
rerna::i o:t ": r k :-.
road. hinki::-.' to - i.l
srme of t..-- t "i.;iv :
dred ft- t aw:iv I !..-.;.
had left the r.-e'..
brink of t!ie c...T. 1 :
i :i J i..-r to
' ' T I o.i :'..e
1 ije c : 'i ( .1 i - Ti i
'i for l.i r. A bun
to look back.
..- -!, li:u on tin
!i - v-i to clutch at
t s'.ie call
her. but wLe: w!ti..i. j
".s;rani;er, jo've en e back, but it's too
late! I was trouhh-d t . rau-e :ije Iiwd hail
not calleil me. J I- ha- j.--t .bin called:''
"Wait! Hold on! You'll be over!"
"Oh, Lawd: take a fore, lone ok- woman
who's a burden on L -r children'" prayed
the woman with hand- upraised, and as I
sprang forward and clutched at her dress
the faded calico t ore away in my hand, and
she went down to dead.
Not a cry of despa r. not a shriek of
alarm a she plunctd downward. A dull
sound came tip to me. and when I i rei
over the edce of theditT I saw the white
waters carrying her mangled IxkIv down to
the river lieyond. At tl.ecabin a mile away
I founil a man ami his wife leaning on the
fence in front. I told taera what had hap
pened. There was no alarm, no anxiety,
no words of sorrow. They did not look at
me not even at each other. There was
dead silence for a full minute, and then,
with his eyes looking i: to the forest oppo
site, the son replied:
"Yes. that was rnamny fur shore!"
' Fur shore!" echoed the woman as I
walked on. M. Quad.
At the time of the centennial celebration
of the battle of Lexington the roads from
Boston to Lexington vere thronged with
carriages of every kind, for, though the
railrotuls did what tht y could, it was im
possible to traistKjrt so much of the tiopu-
lation of the cuntry between 7 and 10
o"clock in the morning.
The immense crowd? and the unavoid
able confusion gave rist to many amusing
incidents on this mem rable anniversary
One of these was in c muection with the
dignified and august tri unal of Massachu
setts. At one time a trembling aid rushed
up to the chief marshal and in a voice
filled with awe said:
"Sir, the entire supreme court of Massa
chusetts is waiting roui.d the corner in an
During some parts of the day order seemed
an impossibility. The president's barouche
was separated from it s escort, and some
members of the cabinet -vere reported to be
engaged in frantic efforts to get where they
The police, worn out with their exertions,
were not prepared to ind ulge in any respect
for anybody, no matter who it might be.
It is said that one of tl e mem tiers of the
cabinet approached one of these guardians
of the peace and told I lm authoritatively
to clear the way.
"Oh, yes, I'll clear the way, my man, and
I 11 begin with you, rei larked the police
man promptly and exhi rted the secretary
to move on."
"Evidently," said the other, "you don't
know who I am. I am the secretary"
"Oh, yes," responded the policeman in
differently, "we're had a lot of 'em round
today," and tbe member of the cabinet was
forced to "more on" and try his luck in an
other quarter. LJppincctt's.
Thontht It Waa Better.
Bfnnls'a father had been telling him the
story of Beorge Washington and the cherry
tree, and Bennie was much impressed. A
few days later Bennie came into his fa
ther's presence eating a cooky. Said his
"Who gave you that cooky, my boy?"
"I took it myself," replied Bennie, tak
ing another bite.
"Took it yourself? Why, didn't I tell
you never to help yourself to cookies?"
'Why, father, I thought you'd rather
lose a thousand cookies than for me to tell
a lie!" Harper's Young People.
How Tour Wife FUhea.
"John. John, what shall I do? The trout
is eating mv worm:" Once a Week.
The loy was hkmg for a job, and when
he saw a "Boy Wanted" sign on a JeiTer
son avenue business house he sailed right
"An? you the boss?" he asked, approach
ing ti e senior inet!:!er.
"That's what they call me." confessed the
"I s'jM-se yon want a Kiy. pidgin from
that sign out there?" said the boy, jogging
his thumb ever Lis shoulder.
"Yes, we do. Do vou want a job?"
"That's wj at I'm here for."'
"Do you think you chu do the work?"
"Wb.-.t's there to do?"
"Well, you must clean the windows,
swo p out the ofiice, tie on duty to answer
questions, watch out for customers, show
them around, help in the store, run er
rands, keep your eyes ojnn and generally
take an interest in the business. Can you
"Course, if I get paid for it," replied the
boy with contideuce.
"What pay d'3 you expect?" asked the
boss, pleased w;th the boy's self reliance.
"Half the profits," said the applicant
"Half the profits?" ejaculated the boss.
"What do you mean?"
"Just what I say. of course." said the
boy. "If I'm will-in to do all the work, I
certainly ought to have half the profits,
Whether he tot that much or not is pri
vate, but he g.;t the j ib. Detroit Free
The c all had come.
The v,i;o f fate had spoken.
The oyster must leave the dark, uufath
omed cave .-f ocean and go forth into the
wcrld and the inhabitants thereof.
lie was biii :i;.g fan well to his family.
Be tis-.l m ti:e children and give them a
good eduction." he enjoined his wife. "1
His voice f
to melt i:.t.) t ars.
"to lay i-.nely fate."
"Ah. t:-.."inw.-rel the spouse hopefully,
"r.r.t entirely ionely, darlmg. You are too
big for a hun-li s -iabie stew."
It was a view of tlie situation i:e,v to
him and rot without its comforting fea
tures. Detroit Tribune.
ed, and he seeir.ed about
Kathvr of a Come Iiimri.
Some vears ago ther- lived in Perth, Scot
land, a man of weak intellect, well known
by Lis Christian name. .Jamie. One dark
night an acquaintance found Jamie lyiu?
at the foot of an outside stair. "Is that
you, Jamie?" a-ked the acquaintance in a
voice of the greatest astonishment. "Aye,
it's me," replied Jamie in a tone of com
"Have you fa'en doon the stair?" was the
next quest ion.
"Aye! I fell doon, but I wascouiiu doon,
whether or no."" Youth's Companion.
UjK'n one occasion two ladies paid an
English cabby a shilling for the distance
they had ridden with one fourjenny bit,
two threepenny pieces, one penny and two
halfjH-nce. When cabby looked at the coins,
he smiled drolly and asked, "Well, well.
Low lore might you have lieen saving up
forthis little treat?" San Francisco Argo
naut. tireat Feat.
"I faw a woman carrying an iron bar
weighing '" pounds a distance of T3 feel
last night,' said Hicks.
"Pooh,"' said Mawson. "I saw a fragile
little woman stop a two ton omnibus in
the Strand this morning just by holding
up her forefinger?"' Tit-Bits.
Ite Stopped Hoarding.
Mrs. SnaL-irs treading) A man in South
Duxbury, Mass., lias coughed up a 10 cent
piece he swallowed some time ago.
Mr. Snaggs Yes. I've noticed other Indi
cations that tlie hoarding of money is com
ing to an end. Pittsburg Chronicle.
Kept a a Soutmlr.
Howard's fat hi r i ' n p!i ician, ami nm
day when 1 1. doc. or u as out llowitid uoul
a little playmate were "playiiiK doctor" in
the real doctor's office. Presently Howard
threw open a closet door and revealed au
articulated skeletou to the terrified tjaze of
his playmate, but Howard himself was per
feetly calm. "Pooh. Walter!" he said to
his playmate, "what, are you afraid of? It's
nothing but an old skellmutoii!" "Wh-wh
where did it couie froui?' asked WaUei
with chattering teeth. "Oh, I dou't kno.v
Pupa has had it long time. 1 guess like!
it was his lirit patient." Harper's Yoiuiw
Advantage of Matrimony.
Friend Did you lose miythiug In the
Depositor Not a cent.
"Well, well! If you knew the thing was
going up, why didu't j ou say so?"
"I didn't know. I had to go off on busi
ness, so I left my wife some blank checks.
She went shopping." New "ork Weekly.
" ore and im ke ae uuble t c-mcal tbetc-
Ives." ai d so it with cata-rh. "o man suf
fcrtng f cm this lontt tcme dieao. c.n conceal
the fa ttrcm the orld. vo matter how cul
tured, learned. o 'at or brilliant he is h:'e his
frtei d-miy hi jKil.te imi;e"i to di-embie th ir
roal feelings t.is very compi'ir In loith.omc.
Wnat a b e-siiii.- it would I e to hamaiaty if every
person afilic'cl with ca:-r:h I" the hea.l, could
on'y kn that Lr. Se-s Catsrrh Eemo.ly will
tKii'ivt !y and perman' Bt y ere the worst cae.
The miiuf.ic'n ers gutran ei to ci:re every cae
orfoifetfS O The-reniei is p'ea:.nt to ue
a:ii costj o:Jy 5" c. n's.
A IJepree Worse.
"Well, Johnny, how are you? Do you
find dollars scarce, as every one else does?
"I'm worse off than that. I even find half
dollars scarce." Brooklyn Life.
A Good Teacher.
jjW ' yl " 4 -
"I am afraid of waking baby, for poor
Robert has walked the floor every night
with him for the last three weeks."
"Howdreadful! And has the baby learned
to talk yet?"
"No. But he haa learned to swear."
nre all caused by
Be warned ! Nature must be re
sisted to throw off the poisons. For
this purpose nothing can equal
jvature s ow n assistant
A pure Vegetable Compound of
Herbs, Parks, and Roots. Contains
no acids or mineral poisons.
It l rotiaMe a tbe Bank of Eneland.
Ail I' ll i cLuin.-.l r u, it .A 1j. $1 uu a
Uuic A.i uru,i-.
1Iei v A- BiGrrow,
52t Grand Ave., New Haven, Conn.
AX OPEX LETTER.
Let the Public Judge.
MKs. AXXA t-Ol IStlX.
"I wji cnrel of ratiirrli and Incipient c irsump
tion in one mnn h at m-,,. yid cai Institute. A
number of phscinnajd I nin-t d e. Thanks to
or. " u-on i am tony a-ia was enr.-d by the
physician nf the sc'itt Me.1 c.l Institute over
two years ago."
MK. E. VAXIESBl"K;iI.
"Peak Doctok For vears I was
in the employ of the liook Island
Blow company. I now live in Lynns.
Iowa. I should have sent my state
ment months ai;o, but I waited to see
if 1 remained ci i;ki."
I batl not been frelictr wo'l fop m me ntM
I had he grio eeveral times ami it liroiijtr on
couth, hev mche anil fore throat, at.il chil s and
ieer. 1 tixia a In ol quinine and ciffi rent pat
ent moiilctnei with cniy ti mpo arv r."l e'. At
tiroes I wotiM rouh until tl tesrs would ro.l
dwn mv face and would vomit 1 was ctintinn.
ally pit'ir.i and hkini. my throai wa nearly
always sere, an 1 I would have chills and high
fi ver nd i,aln through mv chest. I eot o w.ak
from nlirSt sweats tliit l con!i scirce'y stand, my
i'"1" ueiii iii-quenuy wringing wei in the
niornictr. After working I wa fo exhau-teit I
c u!d scarcely fa- and what I did would not etity
in n y Urmart I have doctored wi'h ev.
e-al well kr.own d ctorc, but I found no relief
nn ii i visited the Scoit Medical Institute, and
now i am i-i-n-tu, tine day vih le walking
alnrtrihe street I met a lrimd hoa-ke.lmv
trouble aLd I told him. l!o told me thst he was
feeilt !." the tam9 way he forp takin" m-ntmi.nt
I'Ui he hid doctored wi h Dr. Wilson of Scott
Med cal Institute and was c-u-r-e-d. and advised
me to O-.ke treatnieot I tid not think 1 could
ever oe rurvu, out tnnnss to ton, doctor, for now
I am entirely i -U-K-E-D and feci much better
mau i ever aid oeto e.
$5 per men h f..r all rl inease Jlrd
1 inea f urnirUeit trre.
221 Brady street, Duvenport, la.
Over American Express Co.
SPECIALTIES: Catarrh. Eve.
Ear, Nose, Throat, Luns, Nervous
IJiseases, Skin Diseases, Chronic Dis
OFFICE HOURS: 9 to ll a. m.t !
to 4 p. m.. 7 to 8 p. m.
On Sundays the office will be onen
i r -
j II UU1 9 S. 1U IU ip. Hi.
Sustain Home Industn
Calling for Rock IslaJ
Brewings Co., Beer.
The Best Beer Made,
On Tap everywhere.
The Rock Island Brewing Company, succe
ors.to George Wagner's Atlantic Brewerv ;
Huber's City Brewery and Raible & Stene'"'
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Jun
Bottling Works, has one of the most comr
Brewing establishments including Bottling de
partment in the country. The product is ;':e
very best. Beer is bott-ed at the brewery
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and
be ordered direct from the head offices cr v,
line avenue by Telephone.
erooDe 1098. 231 Twentieth sr-
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
Save money by buyirg your Crockery, Glassar. ti
lery, Tinware, Wocdware, and Brushes, at tie 0:i nc
Reliable 5 aid 10 Cems Store.
MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Thin av:
SEIVERS & ANDERSON.
CONTRACTORS and BUILDER
All Kinds ol Carpenter "Work Done.
General lobbing done on ehort notice and aacieracilon taarsr.ter -.
Offlo avnd Stfom 7gl Twelfth StrM. Kuv'K IsLAND
Manufactnrer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gente Fine Shoe a Specialty. Kepairlcg done neatly and froir.j t:.v.
A iharc of Tour patronage respectfully solicited.
1618 Second Avenue. 11 ck
R ii. HUD80N.
M. J. Paekek
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attended to Es::aa
furnished when desirod.
Shop cor. First ave. ar-d Seventeenth ?t. Rock Island
m ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
Al1 kinde of brass, hronae and alnminnm b roc as easting, all start. t;J :z.;--t
a specialty of brass metal pattern and artistic work.
Shot d Omci-At First acrn-.r.ar Ferry lar.dinp, - hiiB :-'.-':
J. MAGER, 1'rcrrir-cr.
J. IVIa CHRISTY,
KilOFlCMS OF CHIKESS
Ask Tonr Grocer for Them.
The Christy "Otstib" m c. Itrty -7 '
The thorongh instiuction given at this School is Terifled by more than 100 differ.-c; B -:
nslng their Stadents.
112 and 114 East Second Street, DAVENPORT, IOWA.
Opera Ho use Saloon
GEORGE SCHAFEB, Proprietor.
11 Second Arenue, Corner ot Sixteenth Street, OppoaUe Harper'i Toeatre.
The choicest Wine, Liquors, Beer end Cigars alwavs on Hand
Ftm Lunch Xreiy Day
sandwichea FnrnU -e.) oo SSort