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THE ABGUB, WIDNESDAT, JlUABY 29. 1896.
A4s la Istra tar's Xottee.
state of Klleakctk Parker. ItUMtd.
Tss aadsrtlreed saving been Mipntatad admta
Istraior of the estate of Elisabeth Parser,
lata af tke eoantv ef Rock island, atmu
of rtllaols. itimn J. hereby gives notice that ke
will appear before tka coast coart of Rock Islsxa
eoaatv. at tha offlca of tha clerk of aald coart, la
IM (Itr of Unek lalaad, at tha March tern, oa
the Srei Maadav la Marco, next, at which time
all perasne kartag elalme stalest Mid aetata are
notified aad ree.aeeied to attend, lor tka parpoea
of kavlaa the Mate edlnstcd.
All persona Indebted to aald estate are reqaes
td to mu Immediate payment to tka antler
Btcned. Dated thte Slat day of December. A. D- VmV
CBARLXS 1. rAEEIB, Administrator.
Adsalalatra tor's Xottee.
Testate of Mary C. Hoffman, deeeaeed.
Taa aaderslaraed havta Heea arporoted ad
ministratrix of tha eeuia of Mary 15. Hof man.
ate of tka eotmrv of Rock lsUnd, matt of
llllnote, decaaaed, harsh fteee aotica that h
will appear before the eoontycoartof flock Island
eoenty, at the offlca of the clnrk nf aald coart. Id
the city of Rock laland, at the February imn oa
tka Srat Moods? la frbruary next, at which time
all persona bavlna; claim aralnst said eeute are
notified and reqneeted In attend, for the purpose
of baring the same sljofted.
All pareoaa lodebted toeald eetata are reiaeeV
ed to auke Is mediate payment to thakoder
DaUl this 30th day of December. A. D. 1MB.
GRACE BUPORO, Administratrix,
IittU of ElUa Waagh, deceased.
- The annerslsned having been appointed admin,
latratrla with the will annexed, of the cetate of
Klias Waaah. late of the county of Rnek Island,
stale of Illinois, droeaaad, kerrby gives notice
that the will appear before the county conn
of Pnck Inland county, at the office of the Clark
nfeaid conn. In the city of Rock Island, at the
February term, no the drat Monday in February
next, at which time all persona having claims
against said aetata are notified and requested tn
Bttemi, fiit the parpoea of baring th tame ad
All persona Indebted to raid estate are re-
aureted to make immediate, payment to tka an
Dated th!a 18th day of Dee. A. D.. imil.
. . . Last Warns,
Administratrix with tha will annexed.
Special AMetamsil Kotlee.
Wotire le hereby riven to alt person Interra'ed.
that the city conaclt of tha city of Cock laland
harlag etdered that.
A eystrra af aewere be cmrntreeted In the Sixth
ward on 1 wenty-ee-enth. Toirtletb and Thttty
eeeoad atreete aad Fifth, eeventk and Eighth
BTonnee, sd tka allrt throngb Uarprr second
addition, Osnrral Hnriman'i addlt'on, Warner's
and Km-wer'epandivliHons.end IKde's addition.
The ordlnarca for the same bitna on 01 In the
otnreoMhe city clerk, aald rfty has applied
to Ike en.ntjr conrt of Kock laland coamr. in
the stale of Illinois, for an assessment of I he
costs of said tmnmeemetit according to bene,
tat and an aaseaementtheriol havngbcen made
and returned to said court, the final bearing.
In teirard to tha assessment of tha weal H of
kMa It, 1 it. M. IXslga'a adltloa. will be
held at tha Februarr term of aald court, enra
meif Into tha third day of February. A.D., I.
All persona d'alrln may then aad tha re ap
pear aad make their defrnre.
Dated at Pock Island, Illinois, this t3nd da of
January, A. 1., Iswu James Ulsisdell,
B F. Dxiiaan
CasaLK U r man,
Special Taxalloa Notice.
Rotlce la hereby given to all Mr-one trtcr
es. d. teat tha city coancll of the city of stock
Islaad having orriered tht slnewalk he con
structed le Ills rlt, of hock Isleid. Illinois. In
the Hxik ward Ibermf.
aid ardlaanca for add Improvement la
"a ale In the office of the cliy el-rk of
eaid ally, aad said ally has applied to
the eeaaty coart of Mock Island county,
llllaols, tor aa assessment and levy of the
coats f -aid Improvement upon aad from tha lots
and parts of lots and tracts of Isu1 eontlgnanf t
the line of said Improvement la aald ordinance
ordered In be constructed. In proportion to the
f roataire of anrb lota, parts of lot, and tracts of
wad auoa the hnprmenwtt so ordered tabeeoa
etrorted a- aforraald : and aa asseramcnt thereof
havlnx brea made and w turned to 1114 conrt. the
nal hesrias thereon will be had at tha February
term of sid court, commencing en the 31
day of Prnniery, A. D., IHM.
All par-one deslrlnj may tnen and there appear
and make their defenae.
Dated at hock Mind thte 14 day of Janitry
A, D., luW. I.ao J. DiiseAaora,
Jotia T. gTArroao,
M 11. McCaaTHT.
Com ml ta oners.
apeclal Taxation Nolle.
Wottee le hereby given to all persons Interested
that tha eltr coancll of the city of Rock laland
having ordered that aidewalka be constructed In
tke city of Hock leiaad, Illlnolr, la lha Seven h
Said onlleanre foe aald Improvement li on Ilia
In the office of the city clsrc of aald city, and aald
cily has applied tithe couutrmtirt of Rock Island
coiicty, Illinois, for an aesoeement and levy of the
coete of said Impmvrment ujion and from the lota
and parts of lots a d tracts ol land contiguous to
tha Una of aald improvemint la said onilnanrs
ordered la bo constiucted. In proportion to the
frontage nf such lots, pert of lota, aud tract of
land upon thu Improvvmcnl so ordered to lie con
etrneted as afnneald; end an eeseeement thero f
having been made and relumed to said court, the
Anal hearing thereon will ue had at the Febraary
term of aald court, ennuncBxing on the 3d day of
fvpniarj. o. If., jrrai.
All persona de,lring may then and there ap
ttear aad make their drfenae.
Dated at Kck I-iacd, Ill.,thieiS-l clav of Jan-
nary, a u.. ism. l.bo . lixiaiaaoTH,
STATS OP ILLINOIS, I
BocalaLAapc'ocBTT. I "
la tha circuit ronrt, la chancery, foreclosure,
General No. 1.K0.
John Ouhaugh vs Myra Walker aad George W.
Wot Ire Is hereby given that by virtue of a de
cree nf aald ronrt, entered In the above entitled
cause, oa tha Tta uay of December. A. D , Into. I
shall on aatanlay.tbe lt day of Febroary, A. D.,
imak at the hour of I o'clock la the af irnmn. at
the enntb done of the court koae, tn the city of
jtor-n isisno. in ssia couniy or nnca ISIBBO, to
satisfy said decree, eell at public vendue, tn the
highest bidder for cash, that cettain parrel of
lanu, euusie in ine cosnty or noca island, and
state 01 Illinois, snowa ana ocean De J aa rol
Tbe weet alnety five fMI feat of lot anmber
eevan (?) and the west mnety-Sye 0) fret of lot
numorreignt tai ana atso tno nortn tntrtyoi)
feet of lot nambrr nine ( all In Muveoa' adal
f thm to the city of kiollne.
Dated at Rock Island, Illinois, thla t4th day of
wbwi v.. leeo,
El.WlIf E. PARMEKTER.
Mastery In Chancery, Rock Island Coosty, 111.
Jacaaoa A Huarr,
nearellan's Pale of Basil Estate.
TATE OF ILLINOIS, I
Rock Iblabii cuttm. f "S
y ehine of an order and decree of the eonnty
"aefRoek. Islaad county, la tha atate of 1111-
aloha Ohlwaller, vuardlaa of Win Urn Uauutand
Ella Usupt, minors, for leave to aril tbe in'erest
of aald mlcors In real estate, at the Jannery
bn a. ti tvsi r ..u . ' 7. " 7:'
ikj . io-wii; on tnt
7uidayof jMaary. A. D.IW. I shall on gat
arday. the Si b of lebraary. A. D., J. at tht
boar of a o'clock la the arteroorm of said day
ell at public vendue at Ike south door oftbt
, .... rii cmj 01 hock laland. la
H-it-; '.T latareelof
W-s. te-.lt: " "-"
lat alxlxai h axsu lit t w
Vajki .J Cm -I-1 ". . "aaweei artv to
feet of lotaamber twelve fiat, nil in hl
'" of Coal Vai-
Illlavte, aaleg the twe-tbude (S) lntJr.it oi".
Blaora la aald real estate.
Tsraasef salel One-half (u) o the narrh
Mice aitae tiava or each sale, aad the remaladee
, lateeeet aei said kalsaee at tlx per ceat)
r1. Jirri. rji. t "pe
si,n wmtmww mw snss i ssi estate en
eoldi aetae eatlre saaa el tke perches ssoswr
aaaeVs paid la cask if the parckaeer oTpur-
- a sn ma.ml. '
- this ata aae nr Jasmsa a n isa
wardlaa af WlUiam BaaM aad Ella lUeut. n.
"I Was No Oood on Earth."
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Brriou loom err tajace of wnanmm.
Weight efoerr vUh care anef
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I erera utemtt, irritable matt tire,
Jig weight team reduced to IOO lb.,
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CHAPTER X. I
aU BABA AND THE FORTY TUIKVICS.
After rearliDg the foregoing Dir.
Barnes carefully locked hia diary in bis
cabinet and immediately after left the
bouse on bia way to New York, Beach
ing there, be proceeded up town, finally
ringing the doorbell of tbe Van Rawl
ston mansion. He requested to see the
master of tbe house upon urgent busi
ness, and that gentleman soon presented
"Mr. Van Bawlston," said Mr.
Barnes, "I am a detective. May I have
few moments of strictly private con
versation with you?"
"Certainly," was the reply. "Step
into my study. We will be entirely safe
from prying cars there." A moment
later the two men were seated in com
fortable leather chairs facing each other.
"Mr. Van Bawlston," began the de
tective, "to explain my purpose at once
I have only to say that I desire your
permission to attend the masquerade
which will be held here tonight I am
aware that this must seem an odd re
quest, but I make it entirely in your
"If you will explain more fully, sir,
I mty be quite willing to grant your re
quest, said the other.
"You should know tbat a masquerade
is a dangerous kind of entertainment.
At such affairs large robberies have often
been committed the thieves operating
boldly and escaping through the aid of
tbeir disguises. I have good reason for
believing that such a crime is contem
plated tonight. "
"My dear sir, impossible! Why, no
one will be admitted save those with
whom we are well acquainted. Tickets
have been issued by the society which
gives the festival, and every one most
unmask before being allowed to enter.
Therefore, while I am grateful to you
for your warning, I hardly think that I
need your services. "
"Mr. Van Bawlston, I regret to say
tbat you are mistaken. In the first place
your close scrutiny of all who enter will
probably be relaxed as the night wears
on. Again, there are wars of getting in
unperceived, and once within the thief
would be unsuspected. But this is no
guesswork on my part. I do not think,
I know, that unless I am here to prevent
it a robbery will bo committed. Indeed
I may even fail to prevent it. "
"Why, sir, you peak as though you
know the person who is to play the crim
inal. ' '
"I da For several weeks my men
have been watching certain suspicious
parties. From data furnished by my
spies I am sure that plans have been
perfected by which ono or more of your
guests will be robbed during tbe prog
ress oi the entertainment"
"Still it seems incredible. As I have
said, no ono will be able to enter with
out our knowledge. "
"Of course I cannot intrude upon you,
Mr. Van Bawlston, but if you are
obliged to appeal totbo polico tomorrow
for the recovery of stolen property yon
alone will be to blame if the thief shall
Lave bad several hours tho start of us. I
have warned you. That is the best I can
flo. I wish yon good morning." Mr.
Barnes rose to go, but Mr. Van Bawl
ston stopped him.
"One moment," said be. "If you are
so sure tbat there is a scheme of robbery
afoot, of course I must not be so rash as
to refuse your aid. What do you advise?
We could postpone the festival
"By no means. The course to pursue
is to keep what I have told you strictly
secret in fact, if possible, dismiss it
entirely from your mind, so that by
your behavior the thief may not know
that suspicions have been aroused. Do
as I requested at first, and as I know
my man I will be able to keep an eye
upon him should he be present"
"I snpposo it must be as you say. But
yrm must be in costume. I have it! The
committee have ordered some costumes
wiiich they will give to those who come
unrrovidciL You may have one of
"What costume shall I ask for?"
"Oh. they are all alike! They are tbe
Forty Thieves. "
"Tho Forty Thieves?" Mr. Barnes
was surpiisci "Is not that an odd COS'
"Oh, no! It was Mr. Mitcbel's idea.
Eo is tho chairman of the committee.
Ho argued that rather than provide
lot cf meaningless domincs tho strag
glera, who will ba chiefly invited guests
who are not members of tho society.
may bo thus gnrbed and still fall into
the scheme of tha evening, which
is that every ono shall play the part
of Eomo character of the 'Arabian
"Very well. Mr. Van Rawkton, for
once tho detocl ive will den the garb of a
thief. After all, you know the adage.
It takes a thief to catch a thief.' ".
"Very good, Mr. Barnes I believe
that id the name on our card? Yes.
Well, come tonight early, and you shall
be fitted out Later, if yon should wish
to speak to me, I shall bo dressed as the
sultan, a character about aa foreign to
my true self as yours will be to you.
Mr. Barnes left the house thoroughly
satisfied with tbe result of bis visit In
the tint place he had learned something.
Mr. Mitchel bad decided upon the cos
turning of the guesta. He had arranged
that at least 40 of them ahould be dress
ed alike. Could there have been any se
cret design in this? If so, Mr. Barnes
was glad to be one of the 40. Again,
this would be betjter than to use the
Aladdin costume, for the reason that he
had come to count Mr. Mitcbel as so
clever that it would not have astonished
the detective at all if it were known to
him that this Aladdin costume had been
ordered. In that case the absence of such
a costume among the guests would con
fuse tbe conspirators. Mr. Barnes had
fully decided that more than one person
was interested in the npproaching even
ing. As early as 9 o'clock the maskers be
gan to arrive at the home of tbe Van
Bawlstons. The host appeared for the
time in evening dress and received and
welcomed bis guests, all of whom wore
wraps that covered their costumes, thus
biding the disguises which they meant
to use later on. Mr. Barnes was on hand
early and loitered about tbe hall in bis
thief's garb, scanning the faces of all as
they passed in. After a very brief period
of waiting he saw the Remsen parry
alight from their carriage, escorted by
Mr. Randolph. Soon after Mr. Thauret
entered. Ho' handed a note to Mr. Van
Bawlston, who upon reading it at once
shook him cordially by the band. Then
almost as suddenly an expression of sus
picion passed across his face, and he
looked toward Mr. Barnes, who, how
ever, turned away, refusing to notice
bis glance of inquiry. Evidently the
host, not knowing Mr. Thauret and re
membering the detective's words, had
begun to suspect that perhaps the note
which be had just read was fraudulent
Mr. Barnes was fearful that ho would
make some remark which would ruin
everything, when to his intenso relief
Miss Remsen came into the ball with
her wraps still on and went directly up
to Mr. Thauret
"How are you this evening. Mr.
Thauret? I am glad you decided to
come. Mr. van Bawlston. Mr. Thauret
is a friend of Mr. Mitchel's."
That sufficed, and Mr. Van Bawlston
seemed much relieved.
Mr. Thauret wan not in costume, but
ho had brought with bim a satchel, and
now asked where he might find a place
to dress. Ho was turned over to ono of
tho liveried boys, who showed him to
one of tho rooms set aside for the gen
tlemen. Mr. Barnes did not enter, for
had be done so without removing his
mask it might havo aroused suspicion.
He, however, kept watch near the door,
and soon saw a man '.come out dressed
as Ali Baba. This was easily learned.
for tbe committee had prepared hand
some badges, upon each of which was
engraved the name of the character as
sumed. These wero of burnished silver,
the lettering being done in blue enamel.
They were worn on the left breast and
were intended to serve as souvenirs of
the evening. Mr. Barnes smiled behind
his mask as he looked down at his,
which, to his mind, reminded him of a
The rooms wero gorgeously decorated
in oriental splendor. The larger one
was designated the sultan's palace and
was truly regal in its arrangement
There were no chairs, but soft divans.
and many hucd alluring cushions were
to be found everywhere around the
walls.. -Tho floors were covered with rugs
four deep. The walls were draped with
satin, drawn apart to reveal mirrors
which mnitiplied the beauty of every
thing. The ceiling was hung with gar
lands, in which were twined roses of all
kinds, which made the atmosphere redo
lent with perfume. From among these
gariauds hundreds cf gilded cagos held
singing birds, aud electric lights made
the rooms so brilliant that many times
during the evening they warbled in
chorus, thinking it morning.
The smaller room represented Alad
dins cave. Stalactites, resplendent with
seeming jewels, hung pendent from the
ceiling, 'me walls were made to resem
ble rough stone, end every few inches a
largo precious stone was made fiery by
the tiny electrio lamp hidden behind it
The floor alone was unlike a cave, being
waxed for dancing. In a grotto, up ten
xtxj, a trove inc uoor, tno musicians play
ed soft, sensuous music
The festival opened informally tbat
is, while awaiting the arrival of others,
those already present amused themselves
waltzing, chatting or chaffing one anoth
er. Mr. Barnes sauntered about, keeping
Ali Baba in sight. Schehcrezade came
in on tho arm of the sultan. These he
knew to be Miss Remsen and Mr. Van
Bawlston. Ali Baba joined them almost
immediately, and a few minutes later
led Scheherezade into Aladdin's cave
for a dance. Mr. Barnes stood observing
them, when some one touched him on
Ihe arm, and turning he saw a man cos
tumed as himself.
"We must be careful or Ali Baba may
discover our password, 'Sesame,' as he
did in the real story."
"I do not understand you," replied
The other man looked at him intently
a moment through his mask, and with
out a word moved away.
Mr. Barnes was mystified. He regret
ted that he had not replied in some less
candid fashion that he might have heard
the voice again. But taken by surprise
as he was, be had lost bis self possession
for a moment If be were not mistaken,
the voice was one which he bad beard
before. He racked his memory far some
minutes, and suddenly started as this
thought entered his mind :
"Were he not sick in Philadelphia X
should say that was Mitcbel." He fol
lowed across the room after the pernm,
but be saw him go out into the hall, and
by tbe time that he himself reached
there, then were at least a doseo similar
costumes mis group. He "looked them
over carefully, but there was nothing by
which he could pick out the special man
for whom he was searching. He went
up to one at haphazard and whispered
to him :
"Sasa what!" came tbe reply In ft
"Don't yon know our password?"
asked the detective.
'Password? Rats! We are not real
thieves." And with a laugh he turned
away. Mr. Barnes felt himself power
less, and besides recalled the fact that
while he followed this will-o'-the-wisp
he was not keeping an eye upon Ali
Baba. Hurrying back into the ballroom,
ho soon found him, though be had part
ed from Scbeherezade.
About 11 o'clock a blare upon u oar
net attracted the attention of tbe frol
icking throng. A man dressed as a
genins announced that tbe time had ar
rived for the entertainment Immedi
ately every one went into tbe Aladdin's
cave room except Scheherezade and the
saltan, and a heavy pair of satin cur
tains were dropped, so tbat they hid the
cave from the sultan's palace.
The sultan lay down upon a divan
near the curtains, and Scbeherezade sat
beside bim upon a satin cushion on the
floor. Behind the curtains the commit
tee busied themselves forming a tableau,
those not needed being hidden from
view behind still another pair of cur
tains, which were of a gloriously beau
tiful blue and served as a rich back
ground. Many of tbe guests, knowing
that their tableau would not bo reached
for some time, passed around and stood
crowding about tbe doorways of the
hall, to get a view of the first pictures.
Soft music was begun, when, at a
signal, the electric lights in the palace
room were extinguished, and the front
pair of yellow satin curtains were
drawn aside, showing a tableau of Sind
bad the Sailor. Mr. Barnes, peeping
from behind tho red curtain, noticed
that as Scheherezade sat on her low
cushion in the now darkened palace
room the rays of an electric light in
the cave just touched a gorgeous ruby
which she were in ber hair. This he
knew at onoe was the same which Mr.
Mitchel had shown to him, and which
Lucette told him had been presented to
Scheherezade began to recite tbe story
of Sindbad, a monologue for tbe evening
having been prepared which told in
few words enough to explain tbe se
quence of tno tableaus. Her voice was
musical and ber reading admirable, so
tbat very soon there was a silence as of
death, save as it was broken by her
words. As she reached various parts of
her tale she would clap her hands, and
at once others entered tho scene, group
ing themselves to form new pictures.
Thus Sindbad was followed along his
various travels, till at the end the cur
tains were dropped for a moment, to be
parted again, showing all who had taken
Then followed a pretty ceremonial.
Sindbad passed out of the cave room
and approached the sultan and Schehere
zade. Reaching them bo stopped, made
a salaam, bowing low with his arms up
raised in front of him, and then passing
on, taking a place in tbe room and so
becoming a part of the audience for the
succeeding pictures. Each of the charac
ters followed his example, until all had
passed out, when the next set of tableaus
was at once quickly arranged. Again
Scheherezade renewed her recitation.
Thus fable after fable was told and
acted, the audience in the palace room
growing larger after each, so that soon
the well managed pictures received gen
At last tho committee announced that
the fable cf "Ali Baba and tbe Forty
thieves would be the next on the pro
gramme. Tho parts to bo acted by each
were quickly explained, and all was
ready. As the Forty Thieves were prac
tically like supernumeraries in a epoc
tacular play, Mr. Barnes thought that
he would take any position which he
should choose, and so stood through all
the scenes as near to Ali Baba as possi
ble. At lasl the recitation was ended,
and the signal given for them to form a
lino to do obeisance to the sultan. Mr.
Barnes attempted to stand immediately
behind Ali Baba, and was surprised to
find two other men try for the same
place coinci dent ly. There was a moment
of confusion, and then Mr. Barnes found
himself in lino just between the two
other aspirants fur second ilace behind
That what next occurred may be thor
oughly understood it will be well to
call accurate attention to the position of
the various actors. The raluco room was
practically dark, though light from tbe
cave room ltxcucd tho gitalin so much
that the figures could be distinguished
enough to kuow whether a man or a wo
man were crossing the floor.
The sultan, Mr. Van Ruwlston, lay on
a divan, not far from the cave room and
facing it Scbeherezade Miss Emily
Remsen sat on a cushion besido him.
Both of them fared the tableaus, and it
win be seen at once that from gazing
forward tlie lirjht if either turned toward
tho darkness blindness would result lor
a few moments. Ali Baba, heading the
lino of Forty Thieves, came toward the
divan. Here hestot'ied, made a salaam.
bowing low, bringing his arms up above
tho head outstretched in front of him,
then parting tncni with a swaying
movement backward be rose erect again.
This done, be passed on into the darker
part of the room. Sest came the first of
the Forty Thieves, Mr. Barnes follow
ing close behind him. This man made
his salaam, bowing low. As be did so
thero was a slight noise. This attracted
Mr. Barnes' attention for a moment,
and bis eye wandered in tbe direction
nf the sound. For the merert part of a
second, however, did his gaze leave the
man before bim, and when it returned
he distinctly saw the figure do this : In
making bis saluam, when outstretching
his arms, be allowed his hand to pass
(Conttnacd on Thirl Pag.)
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