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Des Moines Daily News (Newspaper) - March 12, 1909, Des Moines, Iowa PART SECOND The Des Moines News PAGES 9 TO 19 VOL 124 DES MOINES IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 12 1909 ONE CENT BETTER BE BULL THAN BEAR IN CHARITY BUT BE SURE ITS CHARITY BEFORE YOU GIVE Did You Ever Get Letters Sent by Poor Little Girl Whose Mother Was in Prison But Who Has Repented Do youever get Begging letters If you are tenderhearted aud are known togive adollar or two occa sionally to some needy person you ire pretty stire to be the mark of the lard luck epistle Because the tear letter has become au Industry all over the United States a goodpaying industry The Daily News would rather be i bull than a bear on charity but the noral of this story Is BE SURE ITS CHARITY BE FORE YOU GIVBrlT Dont pass your money to the un tnown beggar theres pretty sure to i e deserving poor in the next block o you The trick that succeeds bestrot he GetKlchQiilck letter writing teggar and Is worked more than any other Is the one that employs a pretty Ittlc girl of modest demeanor poor bnt neatly dressed who comes to he door with the letter Her mere ippearance puts the kindly disposed of the house into the frame of rilnd that makes it possible for the leverly worded letter to awaken her ympathies Here Is a sample of the j etter Unit is written It is one act lally sent to the Dally News by a ictim of the begging letter writer ud the writer is known to us ns a nrtlcularly clever artist in this line j My Dear Madam I am in deed extremely mortified writing this to you For three years I was confined in prison During my incarceration t re pented of my sins I came out MASTS CONE Reward The readers of this paper will be tleased to learn that there is at east one dreaded disease that cience has been able to cure in all stages and that is Catarrh alls Catarrh Cure is the only posi ve cure now known to the medical raternity Catarrh being a consti utional disease requires a constltu onal treatment Halls Catarrh ureis taken acting irectlx upon the inucpus urfabes of the system thereby de troying the foundation of the isease and giving the patient trength by building up the constl ution and assisting nature in doing s Work The proprietors have so nuch faith in its curative powers hat they offer One Hundred Dol for any case that it fails to ire Send for list of testimonials Address P J CHENEY Co oledo Ohio Sold by all Druggists 75c Halls Family Pills for con ipation THE MODEST LITTLE GIRL WITH THE LETTER firmly resolved to do only what is right but I am so discour aged 1 have not been able to obtain a permanent position Prompted by iy deep distress I have determined to ask if you will jdndly render me enough assistance to go to I know that 1 ran de better there as mjreputation Is ruined here in this city shall be so thank ful as I am actually hungry and destitute If you doubt the authenticity of my assertioAjrou whereI wait Youfsvery Here is another that has been hand ed to us It is with a very sad heart that I send this to you for I am in much trouble and distress Can you please help me to buy some food It Is going on three days since I have had any food I am so hungry I am ashamed to send this to yon on the sab bath day but I cannot stand this suffering much longer Some times I feel I would like to take PRINT the last long sleep so that my tired brain ana weary body would find rest if you will help mo a little I shall eel ex ceedingly thankful The tired body and weary brain of were being sustained by champagne and the best that the produced in the way The letter1 was being sent If only one appeal out of ten drew blood the daywas success In some cities there are public or ganizations for the detectionof frauds who swindle the people in the name of charity The most progress has been made in this line by the Charitable Organization society of Philadelphia Said au official We are establishing a regular rogues gallery of thumb marks as a step in the general war against tbese smooth frauds We answer the let ters when we get hold of one and get the man to one of our offices on pre tense of finding him the work that we know he would not accept Then we get him to write his name on a card hustle him out and dust some lead filings on the spot where he held the card between his finger and thumb The moisture from his hand has left impressions enough to take the lead dust and this gives us his thumb mark on the same card on which we have a specimen of his bandwiiting We caii identify him lifter that no matter how many aliases he assumes i The office to office beggar Is an TIMELESS Tug Summoned to Tow Train or Into Harbor After Cap tain Refuses to Leave Her NEW YOHK March only her foremast left standing above her decks the former threemasted schooner Ann J Trainor of Philadel phia was towed into New York harbor early today after having been partly dismasted in a gale of wind off At lantic City The Trainor was discovered in dis trecs off tue Jersey cost yesterday by a crew of fishermen who reported her plight to the wireless stations hi the vicinity of Egg Harbor Passing steamers were Informed by wireless and two of them went to the assist ance of the schooner Captain Der rickson of the Traiuor however de cllned to be taken off and the steamer sent request for a tug by wireless and soon afterward a tug started from Delaware breakwater In search of the vessel Except for the loss of her main and uiizzeu masts tile Trainor appeared to lie in good condition wiieii she was iowed up the harbor money goes where1 It will do his ir reverence the most good aud not the poor of his bogus parish The readers of the Daily Ivews can take It as an almost fixed fact that the worthy person who is in poverty and suffering hunger is not writing Begging letters It is the scamp who s renting line rooms in some hotel and living on the fat of the land who ndites tbese epistles begging for noney for food or for railroad fare o another town where he will not be nowu l dresses as a minister Clerical coat white tie aud dignified1 demeanor He Is collecting for soifp for tile poor of Us parish or for a new addition to he eluirch or any old thing He oft en carries a money box so that be does not have Handling the coiitrlbutlou at all Strange that people should feel tliat when they place the money in a small box carried by the bogus min ster they are placing it in a safe place He has the box and the NEW FIRM LEAPS INTO PIANO FIELD Davidson Bros Put in New Department Under Kisser Piano dealers of the city are startj led by the announcement that David son Brothers of the Peoples Furni ture store have itered the piano field Heretofore the flrm has dei voted ifeelf exclusively to fine furni ture A largestock of nianos will Iowas Largest Retailers of Carpets and Rugs We ship goods everywhere talisjfaction Wnlt for our large new catalog N F Mailed free postpaid 300 new patterns in 9x12 rugs greatest rug showing in Iowa J Our display racfe are simply loaded down With handsome new good rug jabnc woven is rep resented in our slock Not only larger assortments here but better values Rugjjltore prices save you buy ing and lovo selling lower prices for you AxmrRugs at 6 new patterns in 9x12 room size Axminster rugsall 1909 in rich pleasing color are 2 good floral designs and 4 Oriental patterns Exceptional Axminster Bugs iicxiiiOiX 9x12 AU Wool Art Squares Best strictly all wool Art Squares size in a wide range of The Bug Store J The rugsyou find here are all standard makes which come direct to us from the looms of Americas lead ing weavers The styles patterns and colorings are in a class by should see them 60c Linoleums 42c Good heavy wearing Cork of neat small figured GOc yard Velvet Carpets 85c New Velvet Carpets with this seasons made up into either carpets or 1 values at per o m yardO3C Lace Curts Pr 10 patterns in dainty new inadras weave Lace yards long 60 Inches or detached fig ured Cl values Smyrna Rugs Extra heavy weight and extra large Smyrna inches wide 72 inches A n fto occupy the annex to be opened ad1 other of the getrichquick kind He joining the present store on the west under the expert direction of G E Hlsser one of the oldest piano men in the City L Davidson and Mr Kisser recent ly made a trip to Chicago and eastern piano centers and secured exclusive the appearance of agencies for a number of Ing makes lead CORNER EAST SIXTH LOCUST STS Clothing Deserving of the Greatest Confidence in Quality and Style by specialists who devote their whole time to planning how to best conserve the parents in terest by producing clothing for boys that will merit the highest degree of confidence in quality and at the same time please immeasur ably with that will stand the strongest test that the younger generation may be ex pected to subject it to J7VERY garment must pass the rigid examination of experts be fore it is considered worthy the ap proval of a critical clientele Fabrics must be proved all wool by unfailing test while prices reflect our steadfast purpose to maintain the recognized high standard of value that has always characterized this important section of the store Prices to OOCASIONAL PIPE IS HARMLESS Government Commission Says Its the Habit That Hurts LONDON March The start ling opinion thnt opium smoking in moderation is harmless is expressed by the government commission which has been inquiring into the use of the drug in the Straits settlement With the exception of those medi cal practitioners wno hold views itrongly opposed to opium say the commissioners in a report Issued this week the medical witnesses are in the belief moderation is practically unanimous that the practice in FINE LOS ANGELES MAYOR IS OUT LOS ANGELES Cal March 12 City officials and politicians jn the state are in a turmoil today over wholesale resignationslobkedtor as a result of the activities reform ers who are still much in evidence elated with the success of forcing Mayor Harper back to pnvate life Harper bar little to say today fur ther than I am down and outhut while I made mistakes it has been in discreetness rather than desire to do wrong During the two years that I lave been mayor I never have taken In a dollar in a graft way and the city has never lost a dollar throuli me directly or indirectly When I was elected I had oday I am broke T spent my money relatively harmless A great majority I advancing the interests of the city of the evils alleged to result from the hnbit are applicable only to cases of opium sots smokers who indulge to an extent comparable with habiraiial drunkards indulgence in alcohol ens WILL GO TO THEHIT POST Harpers chief reason for refusing to fight the recall matter was the ex hibition of a picture of himself and Edward Kern commissioner with companions Harper insists the picture doesnt compromise him but says I am too weary to attempt more explana tions that would be It is believed that the reform candi date for mayor George Alexander will be elected LOVERS RIGHT TO KISS goodnight in a hallfcayIn Fifty seventh street Saturda NEW YORK March only is it no crime to kiss your sweetheart but you are entitled to kiss uninter rupted according to a decision of Magistrate Corrigan Maxwell Me ditcb and CarmenRogers were saying West night when three Frenchmen passed and objected Meditch complained to a policeman and they were arrested When arraigned the magistrate heard the testimony and then said Thats no crime Im going to fine you each Next time you come across two lovers saying goodnight youll know how to Deliave Weve got too many censors of conduct in this town already Brown Is Hurt Captain J H Brown No 2 station was thrown from the buggy 01 Assist ant Chief Warren Taylor yesterday and severely injured The two were making a run to a fire on the souui side The horse made a quick turn around a corner when Captain Brown was thrown out and under the wheels one passing over his body Corporations Committee Also Passes Out Measure to Di vide Citys Road Taxes Members of the municipal corpora tions committee of the house com pleted a large afternoons work Thurs day by passing out the Hunter bill to allow electric and gas companies to use roads to extend their mains to reservations of the United States if located within five miles of the cen tra plant The bill Is especially aimed to cover the Fort Des Moines situa tion CONDUCTOR FAINTS FROM TERRIBLE PAIN Nicholas Gluckman formerly a By this tlm my condition was conductor on the Brooklyn Elevated positively wretched anii 1 was corn residing at 160 Havermeyer street Brooklyn and who has just recently recovered from a long illness gr es the following account of his exper ience with the Cooper remedies which are now being demonstrated in this city by L T Cooper says the The committee also passed out the New York World Oct 1608 Mr Schulte bill allowing towns to tax Gluckman says For two years I was conductor on the Brooklyn Elevated but suf themselves for flood water protc troll and created a bill which will divide the moneys of the city and connly fered so severely from stomach trou for road taxes Under the bill as it bio that finally I was compelled to will be reported the city will get 50 per cent of the road tax to be ex pended in outlying streets the county riO per cent to be expended on the roads leading o the city Mrs McColl Wins Mrs Lillian McColl was yesterday granted a quick divorce from her hus band A J McColl the real estate man by Judge JIcHenry on the grounds of cruel and Inhuman treatment Mrs McColl left at once for the east to ml theatrical engagements attention I a1 been called to this man Cooper and I had both read and heard of his success in relieving stomach sufferers so in sheer desperation J went to his headquarters and procured a treatment of Coopers New Discovery The promptness with which it corrected my trouble was a revela tion Almost immediately I began to gain strength and feel betto two months time 1 was practically well The gas and headaches have long since disappeared and 1 ran eat anything without any bad effects whatever After passing through such quit work On several occasions 1 fainted as a reult of the terrible pain in my stomach My bead acli ed almost constantly ami the gas on j painful experience 1 of an my toinach after eating nearly i opportunity to publicly express my j drove me wild appreciation ami let other sufferers I took allkinds of medicine In an I know the manner in which I obtained effort to get relief but it did me no more good than so much water Doctors dlagnotcd my trouble In all sorts of ways nd twice I submitted to a surgical operation These oper ations did morn harm than good for they net only failed to give relief but left me perceptibly relief Anyone afflicted with stomach I trouble will make no mistake in givj ing Coopers New Discovery a trial Coopers New Discovery is now on sale at leading druggists everywhere I A sample bottle sent free upon re quest by addressing The Cooper Medicine Co Dayton Ohio We expect a rousing windup to the Tremendous Sale of the Risser Music Co stock which was bought from the Receiver for 40c on the Doilar Our Phenomenal Offer PIA1VO FREE IN YOUR HOME 30DAYS WITHOUT A PAYMENT Tomorrow is the last day and the business will be tremendous so we earnestly urge you to come and make your sellections early You pick the Piano We send it to your home and you begin immediately to enjoy the benefits of it 30 Days Before You Pay a Gent Remember the Location Sale at 823 Walnut Street Tomorrow is the Last Day JONES PIANO COMPANY Open Evenings ;