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REARING A MIRROR.
Its Slsjalaeaaee to the Girl With Super
"There," said the girl who was get
ting ready to go oat, "I've broken my
band mirror ! What does that mean?"
"Seven Tears of sorrow." said her
friend. "It also betokens that you will
quarrel with your dearest mend. "
"Charlie? That wonld be too dread
"Charlie? I thought you always
counted me your dearest friend? So you
have Jet the cat out of the bag! That
pudding beaded Charlie Strong t Before
"Ton-needn't say anything more.
Sue Garland. I hate you ! And as for
Charlie, you know you would have giv
en your eyes to bare caught him !"
"Pooh! 1 refused him half a dozen
times before he ever looked at you. I
wish yon good afternoon and a better
temper, my dear!" and the friend slam
med the door behind her.
There were several other girls left,
and they one and all began to condole
with the girl who had broken her band
mirror. But she was inconsolable.
"You see how it has acted already,
and if there are to be seven years of it I
shall just die, I know I shall ! There,
I've quarreled with Sue, the dearest
girl in the world, and that's only the
"Let me see where it a broken," said
one of her chums, as she picked up the
cause of the trouble.
v'There's a fracture right through the
length of the glass, but I don't know
how it came there, I didn't drop it or
strike it against anything. Seven years!
Ain't it just awful?"
"Seven grandmothers!" exclaimed
the other girl. "That isn't a fracture.
It's nothing but a streak of moist air.
Look, I can wipe it off with my hand
kerchief!" "So it is. Ob, you dear thing! Run
right after Sue and bring her back. Tell
ber the glass wasn't broken and we
haven't quarreled after all ! And the
seven years are up already, and, oh,
ain't I just thankful" Detroit Free
Sodm Aaoedotee of Hamphrry Marshall,
Soldier aad Com n man.
Edward J. McDermott, in an article
entitled "Fun on the Stump" in The
Centnry, relates the following :
Just before the war Humphrey Mar
shall was a great debater iu congress.
During the war be was a Confederate
general. He was very large and stout
a veritable Falstaff. At the breaking
out of the war he wrote to an officer of
the north and warned him not to invade
the sacred soil of Kentucky, for if he
did he would have to pass over the dead
budy of Humphrey Marshall. The north
ern officer replied: "Dear general, we
won't pass over your dead body. We
prefer to tunnel through."
After the war the general had a good
practice, but be was extravagant and
often in need of money. Once he was
dogged by a collector who Jiad been put
off dozens of times. At last the collector
said: "General, yon have said to me
time after time: 'I cannot pay you this
week. Come next. Now, I can't afford
to be coming here all the time. You
must fix the day. When will you be able
to pay me?" "D n it, sir," said the
general, "do you think I am a prophet?"
When the general was running for
congress against Mr. Blank, after the
war, he tried to draw out Mr. Blank's
exact opinions by a close debate on the
stump, In such an intellectual conflict
few men could compete with Humphrey
Marshall. Mr. Blank parried and fenced
as well as be could. Finally Marshall
said one evening in his ponderous tones
and impressive manner:
"Fellow citizens, I have tried to rin
Mr. Blank down and make him give me
a fair statement of his opinions and
principles, bnt he flits about so nimbly
that it is impossible to follow bim in an
argument. In dodging a debate he re
minds me of a bobolink flitting along a
zigzag worm fence, hopping or flying,
first on one side of the fence and then
on the other, until the mind is bewil
dered, and it is impossible to tell on
which side he is at any moment. "
There are few clergymen or priests
in this city who have the wide acquaint
ance and influence of Father Dncey of
St. Leo's Roman Catholic church.
Father Dncey 's influence is by no means
limited to persons of his own faith. A
friend recently told me a story illus
trating the priest's methods. According
to my friend. Father Dncey entered
Delmouico's cafe oue night not long
ago and walking up to a party of
wealthy gentlemen seated at one of the
tables said: "I have just come from a
visit to a family, one member of which
is at the point of death. The family is
destitute. I want 100 from you gentle
meu." In a moment each member of
the party had handed the priest a bank
note, and he walked out with the $100,
which be took, although it was almost
midnight, directly to the afflicted fam
ily. Not oue of the men who contrib
uted the money was a Catholic. New
The loam Sloaaa of Keataeky.
There is an awful warning to those
parents who continue to name children
iter their relatives. Up in Knott coun
ty, on Coney creek, the practice has
been carried to au excess, and the result
is that the Sloan family numbers among
its members the following : Big Isom
Sloan, Hard's Isom, Sou's Isom, Isom 'a
Isom, Jailer Isom, Sorrel Head Isom,
Jim's Isom, Little Isom. Andy's Isom.
Sunitn's Isom, Jimbo's Isom, Big Isom '
Isom and Sorrel Head Isom's Isom.
Ideatleal With the Bible.
A Babyloniau tablet in the British
sraseum which has lieru deciphered has
an account of the death of King Senna
cherib almort identical with that in the
Bibledl King, xis, St ). Philadelphia
SPURS TO ACTION.
Tit Terr Simple Thief; That Broaght Kr.
Griddletop Back to Life.
"Some men need one spur, force an
other," said Mr. Gratebar.
"Now, there was niv friend Svlvanui
Griddletop. Mr. Griddletop was a man
wjth a fair income, which, when the
financial cyclone came along, was very
greatly reduced. Mr. Griddletop prompt
ly shortened sail to accommodate him
self to the altered weather : be econo
mized in all directions, and he was sur
prised to Bud how much be could econo
mize ; and while the new order of things
wasn't like the old. it was gratifying
to Mr Griddletop to discover that it
still afforded some measure of comfort.
"At last the financial cycloue passed,
bnt Mr. Griddletop. who had accepted
the changed situation manfully, now
discovered that in the course of that
enforced period of comparative idleness
bis manfulness had given way to slug
gishness; he had found it quite possi
ble to live upon his reduced means, and
now. instead of making an effort, he did
s men sometimes do in like circum
stances be settled down into a placid,
dull contentment with what he had.
"One of the economies that Mr. Grid
dletop began to practice immediately
upon the curtailment of his income had
been that of blacking his own shoes.
There bad seemed no easier way of sav
ing $18 a year than this, and he had
found the work easy enough, without
realizing at the time that this, like
many another economy, like giving up
going to the theater, for instauce, meant
the cutting off of so much communica
tion with the world, and so tended to
the gradual uai rowing of his existence.
"One day, wheu he had occasion to
see a man on a matter of business, find
ing his shoes iu a not very presentable
condition, Mr. Griddletop stepped up
on a bootblack's stand and took his seat
in the comfortable chair, as he had not
done in a year before, and put his feet
upon the metal footrests. It was like
stepping back into the world from whicb
he had been so long apart ; it awakened
in bim a desire for nil the old time ac
tivities and pleasures of life. He stepped
down from the bootblack's stand with a
new ambition It was for him just the
needed cpur to action." New York
STARTLED THE OLD LADY.
Aa InqnlKitiTe Tonth Tom bird Over a Par
tition t'pon a Spinster'. Bed.
"Wheu Mount Tabor. N. J. . was first
taken possession of by the Newark con
ference of the Methodist Episcopal
church," said a clergyman of that de
nomination recently, "we had little
money with whjch to clear up. the
grounds -and erect the first buildings
necessary. After putting up a sort of
open air pavilion iu which the preach
ing services could lie held, we began to
cast arouud for some buildings where
transient guests might be accommodat
ed. "The structure resulting from this
necessity was a long frame building,
which was christened the 'Tabor House. '
In constructing the house on as econom
ical a basis as possible the partitions
were not run all the way .up. to .the raft
ers and the room was UJt ceiled.
' ."I shall never forget," continued the
minister, ''one of my first nights in this
rather crude hotel. After I had retired
I was suddenly aroused with a start by
the most unearthlv shriek.
'"Murder! Thieves! Robbers! Help!
Help!' a woman was shouting at the
top of her lungs.
"I hustled out into the narrow hall
in my uighlrobe and found others in
the same attire both men and women
rnnuiug around in a distracted way.
We all stopped before a door from with
in which the sounds proceeded.
'"You beast! Help! Help! Murder!'
still came the cries.
"There was a sound of scuffling from
within, and suddenly the door opened
and a woman, excited, panting, with
wild and disheveled locks, appeared at
the door clutching a boy, who was more
frightened even than was the woman.
"One glantw settled it. The boy was
the son of a woman occupying the ad
joining room. The little fellow, out of
curiosity, had climbed to the top of the
partition, and, losing his balance, had
fallen over into the next room, landing
on the bed of a rather elderly spinster.
"The ridiculousness of the whole af
fair seemed to dawn npen all at the
same time, and every one joined in a
good, hearty laugh. The boy was pun
ished, and the old maid left the next
day." New York Herald.
A Typical Enfltah tee.
The inn was set close to the river.
and although the highroad ran a mile
farther inland the Angel inn had the
air of having seen more stirring times.
The little iun sitting room was parlor
and taproom in one; its chairs opened
friendly arms, bits of old silver gleamed
on the mantelshelf, and low settles, cup
boards and tables of antique make were
suggestive of the dead and gone figures
that had peopled the cozy room. In the
smile of the genial host there was the
welcome which imagination lends to
mine host of the coaching period. "A
Cruise on the Norfolk Broads" in Cen
A Danger is Reaaedy.
Bicarbonate of potassa is a remedy ia
common use in throat troubles. But it
is not generally known that it should
be used with discretion.' - A strong S3
year-old man at Braunschweig, instead
of merely dissolving a little of the po
tassa in water for . a gargle, poured a
large quantity into a glassful ef water
and then swallowed the dose. He died
a few hours later after terrible suffer'
ing. New York Wot Id.
"Yes," said Mrs. Hnnnimune. "I
learned to cook without anv difficnltv at
alL There was. only one trouble about
"What was that r'.
"Educating my husband's appetite."
WIVES AS TREASURERS.
A Maa Whoee Wife Carried the
Two passengers on a New Haven train
approaching the city a few mornings
gc conversed together ia a loud tone-
that is, one of them, who was bluff.
hearty, stout and a bachelor, talked in
a particularly loud voice, while hit con-
panion. who was thin, meek and a best-
diet, answered in lower tone, which
weie still not inaudible after the pas
senger in the ceats near by began to
take an interest in the conversation. "
- " No." said the bachelor, "they want
me to get married, but I tell them that
I've seen enough of married people and
I don't care to be tied down the w
most of them. are. Why. there was
man down in our place died not long
ago, ana the widow came down to get
his wages. He had died on a Friday,
and be had a week's wage coining to
mm. i ou ought to nave teen that wid
ow when the found out how much he
got a week. He had been taking his
wages home to her every week and giv-
:ng it an to ner to divide, as she sun-
posed. But when she found out that he
had been getting $3 a week more all the
time she seemed to wish that he wen
alive again just for a little while, but I
guess that he would just as soon have
been dead if he had bad his choice then.
I have heard lots of people say that you
ought to take all your money home to
your wife, but I don't want any one
telling me how much I shall spend for
carfare or luncheon. "
"Well, there is something in that,"
said the married man basely. He was a
particularly humble looking man. who
crouched down in his seat as if he did
not dare sit upright, but his wife vat
far away, and be was emboldened, in
the confidences of talk on a suburban
train, to reveal his woes. "Now, I dp
feel badly sometimes when I want to
take a mau out to luncheon with me
and spend some money in entertaining
mm. it 1 don't do it, I cannot very well
keep his custom, and if I do it, it costs
so much money that my wife, who
knows just what I receive, thinks I am
dreadfully extravagant, and talks to me
about the way iu which I am wasting
"Yes, that's jnst it." said the loud
voiced bachelor. "If you don't spend
money you Jose trade, and yet vou mar
ried men are half of yon afraid to go
around and spend money freely on your
customers. I know a man in our store
who doesn't dare spend more than 85
cents for luncheon for fear his wife will
find it out. They talk about letting your
wire spend all your mouey, bnt for my
part i d rather spend it myself, and
that's why I tell all my friends that I
am not going to be married.
Just at this point the train entered
the Park avenue tunnel and the voice of
the base revealer of secrets, who did
not worthily support the part of the
married mau, was lost in the rumble of
the train New York Tribune.
AMONG THE LEPERS.
of Molokal Have Maay Ways of Oe-
caayiag Their Tim.
Here in this sea girt asylum of peo
ple afflicted with the must dreaded of
known diseases, from which there is no
escape but through the portals of death,
is presented one of the noblest and
brightest pictures of the glory of Chris
tianity, with its marvels of self aacri
fice amid surroundings and under cir
cumstances the most depressing. These
poor victims, doomed to the ravages of
a disease that completes its deadly work
in an average of four or five years, the
progress of which is marked with the
most significant and destructive preci
siou, can alone appreciate at its true
worth the Christian heroism of those
who are laboring among them, follow-
ing in the footsteps of the venerated
Father Damien, and ready as he was
to accept, if need be, the burden of the
disease itself in tbeir behalf. And yet
unhappinesM does not chill the air of
Molokui. Death has lost its terror by
reason of its very familiarity, and by
the silver lining their faith has given
the cloud. The Hawaiiana are naturally
a light hearted people, and even the
shadow of leprosy cannot suppress for
long their buoyant temperament
In Molokai lepers may be found en
gaged in pleasant pastimes, and among
tnein one may bear the light and cheer
fnl words of greeting and see the sunny
smiles. Horse racing, which is a favor
ite national sport, ia indulged in fre
quently. Nor are the lepers idlers; far
from it. They work, while able, in the
cultivation of the ground and in other
ways, and altogether lead a far pleas
auter and more contented life than
might be supposed. The improvement
of their condition, at compared with
what it was when Father Damien took
up his residence on the island in 18TS,
has been chiefly brought about by his
influence and the labors of his succes
sors. Donaboe's Magazine.
1 J W..lf
Marie de' Medici, the second wife of
Heury IV. who married her in 1600, a
year after hit divorce from Margaret of
vaiois, was an Italian beauty, petite
and dark. She was hot tempered, and
her intolerance of her husband's infideli
ties caused constant domestic bickering.
Her voice was shrill, and when angry
6he raised it almost to a scream, so that
when the king and queen were engaged
in a domestic argument everybody in
the bouse knew all about It
Mr. Caustic By the way. dear, let
me give yon a point about letter writing.
Mrs. C What it it, dear? -
Mr. C. Hereafter always write your
postscript first, and it will save you the
trouble of writing your letter Rich
Were we eloquent at angels, yet we
tiitjuid please some people more by lis
tening than by talking. Coltoa.
Out of 136,000 farant in Denmark on
ly 1,900 are more than S50 acree ia ex
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