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'TwJxt Satan and the Sea.
Doctor You are in pretty bad
shape. You must stop going to those
Patient But , doctor , the prices at
the other places would make me still
Parlez-Vous Francais ?
He Does she speak French at all ?
She Well , yes ; but only enough to
make herself unintelligable. Judge.
"Peck claims that when he married
he was misled. "
"Yes , and now he is Mrs.-led. "
ONLY ONE "BKO3IO QUININE. *
BROMO . Jx ofc for
That is LAXATIVE QUININE. >
the Venture of B. W. GKOVK. Used tbo World
over to Cure a Cold In Ono Day. 25c.
Some people love to tell the truth
when they think it will hurt
"When the Millennium comes Garfield Tea
and Holy Church will not be longer needed.
A sermon is either based on a text
or a pretext.
Some women are passing fair and
some others cannot pass.
Sioux City Directory
"Hub of the Northwest. "
Bawdson Bros. Co. , Sionx City , k
WE HAVE just added a piano
deprrtment to our great establish
ment. We sell pianos on the same
basis as other lines
from $100 to $150
saved on any instru
ment. We carry a
full line of pianos ,
and Edison Phonographs. Write
for our piano price list and other
information pertaining to pianos.
SlOUX CITY IOWA
Fresh Out Flowers Floral Emblcmc
OF ALL DESCRIPTION ON SHORT
NOTICE. Order by Mail , Telephone or
Telegraph. OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT.
Young1 people to Study
Gregg Shorthand , Tele
graphy and Booltkeep-
_ ing. Individual Instruc
tions. It will pay you to write for booklet.
NAT'L BUSINESS TRAINING SCHOOL , Sioux City , la.
PEERLESS CHICK FOOD
PEERLESS POULTRY FOOD
AKRON MILLING CO. , Sioux City , la.
Stack Covers , etc. TENTS TO RENT
G. E. Martin Co.,307 Jackson St. , Sious Cityla.
Crockery , China , Glassware , Lamps ,
Wholesalers and Manufacturing Agents.
Write for catalog or salesman. SIOUX CITY
CROCKERY CO. , 309-311 NcbSt. , SiouxCity.Ia.
You Get Value Received When You Buy
The kind with the
Sold by all frrocers. the bands are valuable
WITH DeLUTH'S GOLDEN DANDRUFF
DESTROYER AND HAIR TONIC
before too late. Wigs and Toupees to match
and lit any head. DeLUTH GOLDEN TOILET CO. , , >
316 Grain Exchance Bide. , Sioux City , Iowa , or your
druggist. Complete Treatment , postpaid § 1.20.
THE BRICK WITH A. NAME
Manufactured by SIOUX CITY BRICK &TILE WORKS
For Sale by Your Lumberman
Soda Fountains and supplies. We sell them.
Chesterman Co. , Dept. F , Sioux City , la ,
HUMPHREYS STEAM DYE WORK I
LARGEST IN WEST
DRY CLEANING & DYEIK6 OUR SPECIALTY
517 PIERCE STREET SIOUX CITY. IOWA
for farms and towns. All kinds
of electric fixtures and supplies.
Electric Supply Co. , 525 5th , Sious City , la.
Prices Right Work Guaranteed '
Ing : , etc. Agents for Kelly-Springfield Tires and
tubes. We carry a complete line of Auto Acces
sories. Write for catalofpie. HALLER BROS.
AUTO TIRE REPAIR CO. , 621 Pearl St. , Sioux City , la.
To sell groceries and supplies at
wholesale to consumers. Write
today. F. L. McChzre & Co. , Sioux City
WOOLFSON'S STEAM DYE WORKS
Suits cleaned and pressed for frt AA
Express paid one way. tpJL UU
419 6th & 515 W 7th , Sioux City , la.
GOING TO BUILD ?
THE LYTLE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY , Sionx City.
canhelpyou. Store buildings , churches , school
houses and large residences erected everywhere.
n all its branches modern methods. Express
paid one way on S3 orders. W. C. DAVENPORT
CO. , Both Phones 2677,417 DouQlasSt..SiouxCltyla ,
REVOLT AT PEN
TWO FORMER ATTEMPTS WERE
History of Nebraska Compiled in 1882
Gives an Interesting Account
of Two Previous Attempts
to Break Out.
T\vo previous attempts have been
made to break through the walls and
guard lines of the penitentiary by des
perate criminals previous to the trag
edy of Thursday , according to the fol
About 4 o'clock p. m. , of January 17 ,
1S75 , the only notable mutiny broke
out among the prisoners. The insti
gator of the trouble was McWaters ,
who succeeded in enlisting Bohanan ,
Worrell , McKenna , C. W. Thompson ,
Gerry , and Elder. Just before the
afternoon round of the deputy warden ,
C. J. Nobes , they surprised atnd over
powered the guard in the workshop.
On entering the shop , not knowing the
state of affairs , the deputy too was
seized , overcome , bound , robbed of his
keys and stripped of his clothes , Mc
Waters putting them on. Nobes was
left in care of three of the mutineers ,
while the others , armed with iron
crowbars , started for the main build
ing. Blacking the sides of his face to
represent the warden's whiskers , Mc
Waters marched the four up to the
main door in usual prison regulation
style , so that the door guard thought
it was the warden with a file of men
and opened the door ; as soon as the
door swung open , they rushed up
stairs , making the guard a prisoner ,
and proceeded to break open the arm
ory and seize guns and ammunition.
Fortunately , the deputy succeeded in
loosening his cords unobserved by his
captors , and suddenly seizing a hoe
that lay within reach , by a few rapid
blows , compelled the .convicts to flee ,
whereupon they joined their com
panions in the main building.
Mr. Woodhurst , the warden , and two
of the guards were in the hands of
the mutineers. As the people from
Lincoln began to arrive and approached
preached within gunshot of the north
windows , Mrs. Woodhurst appeared at
one of them and waved her hand , cry
ing out , "Keep back ! Keep back ! "
Just before dark she appeared at an
other window , in the chapel near the
main entrance , and said that the plan
of the mutineers was to put the im
prisoned guards before them and
make a rush to escape through the
beard wall by the south gate. This
information was doubtless the means
of frustrating their plan , as it was not
carried out. In both instances she
quickly disappeared from the window
by orders from her captors. These
communications contained no solici
tude for herself , but concerned only
the safety of others and the responsi
bility she felt for the institution with
which she was associated.
A little before 1 o'clock the next
morning. Company I , Twenty-third
United States infantry , arrived from
Omaha , under the command of Major
Randall , and at once proceeded to
guard the walls until morning.
Grave fears held possession of the
citizens until 6 o'clock , when to the
intense joy and relief of all , Mrs.
Woodhurst again appeared at the
\ I southwest window of the chapel.
j i Especially comforting was her appearance -
! pearance to her husband and two sons ,
I who were out of the building at the
commencement , and consequently
I could not go to her relief. She as
sured them of her safety , and that she
i thought the mutineers would soon sur-
render to her , but to her alone.
The troops , who were nearly all
Indian fighters and celebrated shots
in the army , in the meantime were
) making preparations to assault the
building from the south , force open
the door and face the conspirators in
their fort , compelling submission at
all hazards. But before the attempt
was made , McWaters and the others
' laid aside their arms and agreed to
j surrender to Mrs. Woodhurst , stipu
lating against excessive punishment.
It was a grand sight to see those des
perate men , but a few hours before
determined to risk life against the
chance of obtaining their liberty , and
willing to take a hundred lives if need
be to secure a few more years of their
wild liberty , now led by a single
woman , who , while at their mercy ,
had so fearlessly demanded their sub
mission. But without the least ap
pearance of self-consciousness the
brave woman delivered modestly her
prisoners into the hands of the law.
Upon the arrival of Mr. Woodhurst ,
McWaters said : "Warden , there is no
use of mincing matters. You are an
old prison officer and know how it is ,
I have no ill will towards you. You
have treated me well , but I am like
other men I want my liberty ; I
thought I saw a chance to gain it and
I improved it. I got the better of you
at first , but the fates are against me.
I lost my chance ; you have now the
advantage and Igive up and sur
Thus ended one of the most excit
ing incidents in the history of the
prison and a revolt , which for bold
ness of design and persistent effort
in attempting its execution , has but
few parallels in the annals of prison
The story of the heroism of Mrs.
Mary A. Woodhurst is worthy of
preservation. Left alone during that
night of alarm , she manifested that
rare quality of command which needs
but to be asserted to be obeyed. Not
only did she protect herself from
harm , she even forced into subjection
to her will the desperate band of in
surrectionary men , who feared her
more than they did the officers , and
who surrendered to her , while they
still defied the representatives of the
At the time of the revolt , Mrs.
Woodhurst was in her apartments ,
which were separated by but one
room from the warden's office. When
the convicts hurried to the armory ,
Mrs. Woodhurst's attention was at
tracted by the confusion. Hastening
to the office , she realized that a revolt
had taken place , and that the arms
of the prison were in the hands of re
bellious prisoners. As she appeared
at the door , she was decisively but
courteously directed to return to her
She at once repaired to a room
opening from her own , with a north
ern exposure , from which she could
see the northwest turret. She called
to the guard and directed him to
alarm the guards in the other turrets ,
who alone were then free , and pre
vent them from coming to the build
ing , as one of them was then doing.
This timely movement , besides , doubt
less , saving the life of the guard , pre
cipitated matters , and materially
changed the situation by the covering
of the door with the carbines of the
guards , thus defeating the plans of
McWaters. This illustrates a pres
ence of mind seldom met with in men ,
and more rarely in the gentler sex ,
whose lives are such as generally ex
clude them from startling situations.
Yet it is the more commendable for
its bravery. They were desperate
men , and were determined to achieve
their liberty at all hazards. But she
faltered not , even while she realized
that they had taken their lives in
their hands to defeat the course of
Mrs. Woodhurst had. on two previ
ous occasions , faced mobs in her hus
band's absence that were intent upon
lynching prisoners in his charge , and
in one instance saved the prisoner's
life. The mobs in both cases were
defeated by her prompt and fearless
defense. In spite of this determina
tion and force of character , she has
nothing of masculinity about her , but
has the grace of a lady , the dignity of
a matron and the kindness of a
The Second Revolt.
On May 27 , 1875 , a second revolt
headed by Convict McWaters was at
tempted after a note from one pris
oner to another , giving details of the
plan had been dropped and fallen into
the hands of a guard. McWaters ,
again a leader in the insurrection ,
was killed by Guard Hugh Blaney.
The letter which had been dropped
stated that the object was to first kill
the keeper of the wash house , then
the deputy warden , after which there
was to be a general rush to gain pos
session of the prison. Eight men had
agreed to take part in the plan and it
was thought that eight more would
On the date named in the letter the
prisoners were kept in the cells , but
the following day they were marched
out to work in their regular formation
as though nothing was suspected.
The guards , however , had been noti
fied to keep close watch and to shoot
at the first sign of mutiny. John
Geary and McWaters had asked per
mission to leave the main body of
prisoners at work in the yard and met
in the entrance way to the yard. Mc
Waters made a threatening remark ,
but whether it was addressed to Guard
Blaney , who was standing near , or to
the other convict was not certain.
Blaney , however , took no chances and
raised his gun ready for an emerg
McWaters picked up two stones , but
before he could throw at the guard ,
Blaney fired , hitting the convict in the
jaw , the bullet taking a diagonal
course down through the body. Mc
Waters did not speak again. He
reeled a few feet away and dropped
dead. Geary , who was making some
demonstration , was easily quieted by
the guard , who pointed the gun
toward him. Blaney gave the general
alarm by ringing the big bell in the
yard , and within a few moments all
the officers were out.
The prompt action of the guard and
other officers quieted the mutiny and
although the men were kept at work
there was no further disturbance.
They were marched back to their cells
within a few minutes and placed
under the watch of two extra guards.
R. W. Hyers Temporary Warden.
Governor Aldrich has appointed ex-
Warden R. W. Hyers warden of the
penitentiary to serve temporarily.
The appointment was made by tele
phone by the governor , who was snow
bound at Auburn. Mr. Hyers is now
deputy state game warden. He was
warden of the penitentiary many
years ago and thoroughly understands
the workings of a large prison.
Steward Robb requested the gover
nor to relieve him of the duties of act
ing warden because he has enough
work as steward to occupy his entire
time. It is understood that Mr. Hyerg
will remain in charge of the peniten
tiary only for a short time.
Count Francis Luetzow , the Bohe
mian nobleman who visited Lincolft
two weeks ago , has presented Chan
cellor Avery of the state university
with two books , "History of Bohemia , "
written by himself , and an English
translation of Komensky's "The Laby
rinth of the World , " the count being
His Wife James , I feel faint I I
can't take a long breath.
The Brute Take two short ones.
PHYSICIAN SAID ECZEMA
CAME FROM TEETHING
"When my little girl \vas about
eight months old , she was taken with
a very irritating breaking out , which
came on , her face , neck and back.
When she first came down with it , it
came in. little watery-like festers under
her eyes , and on her chin , then after
a few days it would dry down in scaly ,
white scabs. In the daytime she was
quite worrysome and would dig and
scratch her face nearly all the time.
"I consulted our physician and found
she was suffering from eczema , which
h * > said came from her teething. I
used the ointment he gave m © and
without any relief at all. Then I
wrote for a book on Cuticura and pur-
ceased some Cuticura Soap and Oint
ment at the drug store. I did as I
fftund directions in the Cuticura Booklet -
lot , and when she was one year old ,
she was entirely cured. Now she is
three years and four months , and she
has never been troubled with eczema
since she was cured by the Cuticura
Soap and Cuticura Ointment. " ( Signed
Mrs. Freeman Graver , 311 Lewis St. ,
Syracuse , N. Y. , May 6 , 1911.
Although. Cuticura Soap and Oint
ment are sold everywhere , a sample
of each , with 32-page book , will be
mailed free on application , to "Cuti
cura , " Dept. L , Boston.
His Only Complaint. ,
Senator Beveridge , at a luncheon in
New York , was talking about the child
' Children are so plucky and so
cheerful , " he said , "we don't realize
how horribly overworked they are till
it's too late till their bodies and
minds are stunted irretrievably.
"I was once talking to a tiny errand
boy at the height of the Christmas
shopping season. He was working , I
knew , 17 hours a day. As he walked
sturdily along with a mountain of par
cels piled on his thin , narrow shoul
ders , I said to him :
" 'Do you like your job ? '
' "Yes , sir , ' he said ; 'I like it fine ,
"Here he grinned up at me gayly
from beneath his load.
" 'Only I'm afraid I'm doing an. au
tomobile truck out of a job. ' "
A Quarter Century
Before the public. Over Five Million Free
Samples given away each year. The con
stant and increasing sales from samples
proves the genuine merit of Allen's Foot-
Ease , the antiseptic powder to be shaken
Nothing Hard About That.
"The woman I inarry , " he said ,
"must be able to blush. " "Oh , " she
icplied , "I can do that. I blush every
time I am seen anywhere with
you. " San Francisco Chronicle.
A very successful remedy for pelvic
catarrh is hot douches of Paxtine An
tiseptic , at druggists , 25c a box or sent
postpaid on receipt of price by The
Paxton. Toilet , Co. , Boston , Mass.
Up to the Minute.
"Well , she has succeeded in doing
the latest thing , anyhow. "
"What's that ? "
"Eloped with her father's aviator. "
Bad luck is often but another name
for poor management.
Every one Is liable to a bilJous attack. Be
forearmed with a package of Ganield Tea.
But It takes a woman to keep a
secret she doesn't know.
"I'ink Eye" Is Epidemic in tile Spring.
Try Murine Eye Remedy for Reliable Relief.
"Usually a man is a poor judge of
feis own importance.
Not That Kind.
"It would save a lot of trouble , " said
a newspaper man the other day to
Representative Slayden of Texas , aft
er the Democratic caucus on the
Henry resolution to investigate the
"money trust , " "if you would allow us
to attend the caucus. "
"On the contrary , " replied Mr. Slay-
den , with a twinkle in his eye , "I
thought it would make a lot of
"Well , can't you give me an In
terview on it , now that the fight is
over ? "
"No , " answered Mr. Slayden , "it
would be against my principles. "J
never kiss and tell ! "
Probably No Exception.
"Jones has invented an airship. "
"Then it's bound to be a success. "
"Why so ? "
"All his other schemes have gone
If you intend to do a mean thing ,
wait till tomorrow ; but if you are go
ing to do a noble thing , do it now.
"My parents used to threaten to
beat some sense into my head. "
"Those idle threats that parents
never carry out should be discouraged
in every way possible. "
For Infants and Children.
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Nothinp so peed as "Vaseline" for all affections of the skin ,
scratches , sores , etc. Taken Internally , relieves colds and coughs.
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Acceft r.o substitute for "Vaselins1
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Cheseforough Manufacturing Company
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$2,20 S2,50 $3.
For MEN , WOMEN and BOYS
THE STANDARD OF QUALITY
FOR OVER 3O YEARS
THE NEXT TIME YOU NEED SHOES
give W.L. Douglas shoes a trial. W. L.
Douglas name stamped on a shoe guar
antees superior quality and more value
for the money than other makes. His
name and price stamped on the bottom
protects the wearer against high prices
and inferior shoes. Insist upon having
the genuine W. L. Douglas shoes. Take
HO Substitute , if your dealer cannot supply W.l-Donglas
shoes , write "W.UDoaelag , Brockton , Mass. , for catalog. Shoes sent
ereiywhere delivery charges prepaid. Fast Color Eyelets used.
Or a little water from the human system when
thoroughly tested by the chief chemist at Dr.
Pierce's Invalids' Hotel , Buffalo , N. Y. , tells the
story of impoverished blood nervous exhaustion
or some kidney trouble. Such examinations are
made without cost and is only a small part of the
work of the staff of physicians and surgeons under
the direction of Dr. R. V. Pierce giving the best
medical advice possible without cost to those
who wish to write and make a full statement of
symptoms. An imitation of natures method of
restoring waste of tissue and impoverishment of
the blood and nervous force is used when you
take an alterative and glyceric extract of roots ,
without the use of alcohol , such as
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery
Which makes the stomach strong , promotes the flow of digestive juices , re
stores the lost appetite , makes assimilation perfect , invigorates the liver and
purifies and enriches the blood. It is Ihe great blood-maker , flesh-builder
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AH Indications are that tbo price of flax seed will
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