Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on June 20, 1903 · Page 7
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Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas · Page 7

Iola, Kansas
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Saturday, June 20, 1903
Page 7
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Vv'T^;-^-_'-^^|- --.-^^ -'ri?'"T ^?|\^'3 ' TThe Register bas. been permitted to Bee a bunch of • letters written on board the transport Shet^dwi' aurin^ 'April by Rosco Jackson to his! parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Jackson hpre in -lola. The wsyage to the islands was made with but two. stops Frisco and Manila bay. , Ho THE lOLA BAUiY REGISTEB, SATlfeDAY, JUNE 20:1903 between' is with the regular army aiid will bo statlofc- I thd soinevi-hcre In the Islands for duty 'for a year or so. From his letters (he following ex' iracts are taken: Wc had quite; an IntorosUng enter (ainnicnt last evening furnished by tlio Hhip ".s cFcw. On every vo>TiRe out while crossing the ISOth meridian. Father Neptune, the mythoiogical gbd 1)1 the sea, accompanicU by Aprodile, his worthy spouse, is siipposcd to pay the boat a visit and initiate those who liave not before crossed th^s ipart of the waters. Of course old Neptune is one of the sailors disguised ^6r that purpose, as well as are his retainers> Yesterday mprning and afternoon the ship's carpenters could be seen busily constructing a large platform on the spar deck. At S:CO last evening, thoj time we were supposed to be crossing the ISOth meridian, the search light was turned on iho platform, and in a few moments followed by his court of policemen, doctors and barbers, Nep- titne was seen to climb over the rail ing. apparently from the water, and take their places on the platform. "1 hereby assume command of this ship ' and all on board." he cried, and! when ihei captain of the Sheridan assented he asked if there were any sailors aboard whom he had not metJ The '"I 'c^okie"' sailors; were then brought forward, and after being introduced tc ihls most gracious majesty they are given the roughest lime of their live.s lor the next tesn or fifteen minltes They are initiated one at a time; The victim is compelled to sit on an imitation barber chair, and after the court doctors are through with' them they are given into the hands of the two court barbers. In the supposed examination given by the doctors they are pounded with mallets, strangled on salt I water, and generally abused, but tbia: is nothing to compare with the i treatment ' they receive at the hands of the barbers. They are first lathered|.with a mixture of tar, axle grease and soap, then shaved with a .wooien razor: after which they are given a shampoo with tomato catsup and over ripe eggs, then at a signal each barber reaches down and grasping handles of the box they dump hin- into a large tank filled with sfea waier. It sounds like children to tell about but any thing it welcomed to break the monotony of the voyage. ; It has been eighteen da.vs this noon since the pilot gave two sharp blasts df the whistle, the bell rang, the gang plank was drawn in and the Sheridan slowly backed out from the dock at Frisco, turned her nose to- the west and steamed out to sea; since that lime we have not stopped for an In stant, nor have we seen any land, nor even a sail. Expect to reach the island of Gtiam Tuesday next, and Ma' nila on the following Sunday— one .week from today. We left California on a misty, melancholy day, and for several days found it very difficult to; keep eoxa- fonably warm; for ihc past week it has been the other extreme. The sun is giving the white capped waves the ai)i»oarauce of polished silver In the lamp light, and this same sun would no douljt scorch the upper deck and roast everyl)ody on it if its fiercest rays were not turned off by a huge awning which is stretched froim the cabin to the extreme tip of thb bow. For several days we have been followed by a host of sharks, which follow the ship for the refuse whicli is thrown overboard at meaS time. We have also sighted a few whalqs and flying fish galore. i I am glad the voyage is at last over, although the trip was a new | experience to me and I enjoyed some parts of it \ery miich. We first sighted the Pfaflippines yesterday morning aboat ten o'clock and a short time a^er- wards entered the straight pf San Berrfkrdino, which runs between the 'is^nds of Luzon and Samar (two of :ihe Philippine group.) All day the §cenery was beautiful and the weather fine, the water in the straight being as smooth as glass. The temptation Id just jump overboard and swim in tlie cool calm water was great, but the knowledge that these placjd looking waves are the home of some of the most fierce man -eating sharks j in the world prevented any one on the Sherl- da^ from yielding, to the temptation Special West Bound Excurslo , the Missouri Pacific Denver, Colorado Springs, wood, Coloi, Ogden, Utah, Sal|L Lake City, Utah. Rates ono fare p]u4 {>0c for the round trip. ',Tlcket^^«fa dally, June Ist to: Oct: 31. 19Q^. farther informatloa relative ' overs iand'ipnu^^ ' si- ./q . 7 TieBigStpfe Witt Uitfe Prices—Tile StotesoMudk Talked Abotft. SATURDAY AND Two Mote Rattling Big Bargain Days. Without Parallel as usual we scafe the heights of Fame. If yotf' have been disapplointed elsewhere^ and know yoa have| endeavor ^ to balance yoar account'by coming here and avail yotirself of the many money saving ^porttinities thit are presented to you at this store every day. Extraordinary Sacrifice Sale Saturday and Monday. 4c For Best Calicoes, worth Gc. Monday 4c per yard. Siatiirday and 2,S00 Yard8 Laces Insertions and Embroideries at sacrificing prices, all this Spring's produ(/tioni new, up-to-date dcsii^ns. Wo can please you if others fail, come and look through our numerous stock, it will pay you. For Ladies' Fast Black Hose, regular IOG kind, special for Saturday and Monday, Sc per pair. 7k For 3(> inch Percales, sells everywhere for 10c, Saturday and Monday Tie. • 5c For Satin Stripe Dimities, worth 8 l-3c, Saturday and Monday 5c per yard. For liadies' Shirt Waists jworth 75c, special for Saturday and Monday! 39c. 19c For Silk Mulls worth 35c, extraordinary bargains for Saturday and Monday, at 19c each. lOc For Fine Lawns and Dimities, sold for 15c, special for Saturday and Monday 10 cents per yard.. . 6k For Madras Ginghams worth 10c, Saturday, and Monday 6ic per yard.^^^ 9c For Ready-Made Pillow Cases, special for Saturday and Monday, 9c each.. 39c For Brilianteens in black and two shades of blue, worth regular 50c, special for Saturday and Mbnday 39c per yard. . 12k For fine Dimiiities, deceived late on account of the fiood', go on sale for Sattrday aod Monday at :12Ac, woith 20c. lOc For Ladies' drop stitch Hose, regular 15c kind, special for Saturday and Monday 10c per pair. 39c For Fine Silk Tissues and Silk'Oranadiens, regular oDc quality, go on sale lor Saturday and Moiiduy at 3'Jc per yard. ^ Walking and Dress Skirts In endless variet}', 500 • to select from, Silk, Cloth, Mohair, Kti- mene, Voil, Linen, White Pique, Chambery Linen, Fan<;y Duck, all new and up to the minute at eacrificing prices from OS cents up to $25.00. ' . Corsets, Bustles, Pads^ Etc. Special values in Corsets, Bustles and Pads. Long Hip Erect Form "W. B. Worlds Best." Healthful, stylish and com- 1 fortable, model for each different build of" fii'ure, 25c, 50c 11.00, $1.50 $2.00. o . . , New White Waists? Exclusive styles, made "Special for us. See the trade -^niiers, $1.19, $1.50, $1.98, 12.4$, $2.98, $3.48, $3.98, $4.85, $5^:85. Shoes^i Oxfords and Sandals For Ladies, Misses, Boys and Children, cheaper than you can buy them, elsewhere. ; We guarantee every pair of shoes that leaves our house,^; a new pair for every pair that goes ^ong. fancy Parasols Extraordinary reductions for Saturday and Monday. We will I give you a special discount of lO per cent on all Parasols. " Don't delay, come at once and: take advantage of our^8|)ecial prices. Gauze Undern^ear Terrific selling of Ladies', Misses' iand Children's Gauze Underwear. See table display for f)rices, sleeveless, with sleeves or wing sleeves. 5c, 8jc, 10c, 12Ac, 15c, 25, 50c: Car|>e1s, Linoleiims^ Curtains 5 Hot bargains in Caipets, Lace Curtains, Portiers, Linoleums, On Ctoths, Rugs, Mattings, Curtains, Poles and Window Shades. See u&hy all mjeans for your flbusefurnishing^. Advertisers of Facts More for Yo»r Money than Yo« caa set Elsewhere AU the Tune. 1 Sales Pel Insiire Prompt aiidiSai isfactory Ser-

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