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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1908.
Bh STEWART EDWARD WHITE
And SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS '
COPYRIGHT. 1907. BY McCLURE. PHILLIPS & CO.
SynopMN of I'reeedlno; Chapters.
CHAPTER I. The officers of the
United States) ship Wolverine, cruising
In the Pacific, are mystified by a
Mt range radiance which appears sud-
itnnlu ' ' " 1 . . . . . . .Un ...... .1 toi
isiies as suddenly. -The officers discuss
the si inn fro disappearance, two years
previously, of the schooner Laughing'
-ma-i im ii. i ne vtoiverine picks Ri,in., nlnf, ta hatter hpr down. A
tip the Laughing Lass, with everything a SU,P 8 Kuns to Dauer ner aown. A
shipshape save that there is no living mau might dig under these here two
c'im'd' , , , . 1 gate lss if no one was against him.
CHAPThR 111. Knslgn Edwards Is , ,, . . .
Bent aboard the Laughing Lass with a Like to try It, BIT t
prize crew. 'Xo" I answered gruffly.
CHAPTER IV. The Wolverine sees ' 4, o4. 4, , . ..,,,
the strange light again, in a volcanic! From that time on I was virtually a
mist the Laughing Lass drifts away , prisoner, yet so carefully was my sur
and is found again with no one 0111 . nl ner-nmnlUhpri" thnt I could
board and her boats untouched. pewance acconipnsnea mat i couia
chapter v. a second prize crew place my finger ou nothing definite.
Is sent aboard the schooner. The my-, gome one always accompanied me on
terlous light is seen again, and the; . ,
wolverine discovers a volcano in f nil 1 my walks, and in the evening I was
eruption. The Laughing Lass vanishes herded ns closely as any cattle.
"CHAPTER VI The Wolverine picks - Handy Solomon took the direction of
up a dory belonging u the Laughing affairs off my hands. You may be sure
ajhss. ii contains itaipn siaue, a jour
nalist known to have been with Scher
merSorn. and the corpse of the Wolver
ine's bo's'n's mate, who had gone with
Kdwards. Slade is in very bad condi
tion from fever, thirst and exhaustion.
CHAPTER VII Slade recovers and
directs the Wolverine's course toward
the volcanic island, on which he de
clares a man named Darrow is maroon
ed. Slade begins to tell his story to
the officers of the Wolverine.
CHAPTER VIII Slade's story. He
ships under the name Eagen, ns mate
aboard the Laughing Lass. Captain Sel
over, commander, after the schooner
had been engaged by Schermerhorn for
two years, her destination being un
known. The doctor displays extraor
dinary care in taking aboard a heavy
brass bound chest.
CHAPTER IX. Slade makes the ac
quaintance of Handy Solomon, a pirati
cal looking seaman with a steel hook
in place of a right hand, and his four
mates. The crew show an unusual in
terest In a book on alchemy. The Laugh
ing Lass leaves San Francisco.
CHAPTER X. Slade discovers a col
lection of arms in the captain's cabin.
Both Captain Selover and Harrow,
SSchermerhorn's assistant, are ignorant
of the schooner's destination.
CHAPTER XL The crew believes
that the doctor is in search of treas
ure. CHAPTER XII. Captain Selover
overawes the crew. Slade and a negro
sailor overhear Schermerhorn tell Har
row he has the secret of the transmuta
tion of metals lucked up in his brass
bound chest. The negro tells the crew.
Captain Selover is indifferent to the
men's plotting, but gives Slade a re
volver. CHAPTER XIII. Landing is made on
an uncharted island, with a volcano in
partial action. The wreck of the Gold
en Horn is discovered. Harrow picks
out a small valley in whicli he and the
professor are to stav.
CHAPTERS XIV. and XV. A labora
tory, guarded by a stockade, is built
for the professor. The captain puts
the crew to work cleaning ship and
stripping the wreck in order to keep
them employed. After seven weeks
there is nothing left for them to do,
and he becomes afraid of them.
CHAPTER XVI A herd of wild
Sheep is found and hunted. The crew
sees Darrow engaged in a chemical ex
periment at a miniature volcanic cra
ter. CHAPTER XVII One of the sailors
mutinies, and Slade fails in an attempt
to overawe the men. The mastery of
the situation passes to Handy Solo
mon. CIIAPTEP XVIII.
mUAT evening I smoked in a
splendid isolation while the
men wliispurcd apart. I had
nothing to do but smoke and to
chew my cud, which was bitter. There
could be no doubt, however I may have
saved my face, that command had
been taken from me by that rascal.
Handy Solomon. I was iu two minds
as to whether or not I should attempt
to warn Darrow or the doctor. Yet
what could I say and against whom
should I warn them? The men had
grumbled, as men always do grumbla
in idleness, and had perhaps talked a
little wildly, but that was nothing.
The only indisputable fact I could
adduce was that I had allowed my
authority to slip tb tough my fingers.
And adequately to excuse that I should
have to confess that I was a writer
and no handler of men.
I abandoned the unpleasant train of
thought with a snort of disgust, but it
had led me to another. In the joy and
uncertainty of living I had practically
lost sight of the reason for my coming.
With me it had always been more the
adventure than the story. My writing
was a byproduct, a utilization of what
life offered me. I had set sail pos
sessed by the sole idea of ferreting
out Dr. Schermerhorn'8 investigations,
but the gradual development of affairs
had ended by absorbing my every fac
ulty, Xow, cast into an eddy by my
change of fortunes, ' the original- Idea
regained Its force. I was out of the
active government of affairs, with
leisure on my hands, and my thoughts
naturally turned with curiosity agam
to the laboratory in the valley.
Darrow'8 "devil fires" were again
painting the sky. I had noticed them
from time to time, always with In
creasing wonder. The men accepted
them easily as only one of the unex
plained phenomena of a sailor's experi
ence, but I had not as yet hit on a
hypothesis that suited me. They were
not allied to the aurora. They differed
radically from the ordinary volcanic
emanations and scarcely resembled
any electrical displays I had ever seen.
Th night was cool. The stars bright
; I resolved to investigate.
Without further delay I arose to my
feet and set off into the darkness. Im
mediately one of the group detached
' himself from the fire and joined me.
' "Going for a little walk, sir?" asked
Handy Solomon sweetly. "That's quite
right and proper. Not bin' like a little
walk to get you fit and right for your
He held "close to my elbow. We got
. just as far as the stockade in the bed
' of the. arroyo. The lishts we could
make out now across the 'zenith,' but
owing to the precipitance of the cliffs
and the rise of the arroyo bed it was
impossible to see more.- Handy Solo-
mon felt the defenses carefully.
A man would think, 6lr, it was a
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srved. "All so
' tight and tidylike here. It would take
he set no very heavy tasks. The men
cut a little wood, carried up a few
pails of water. That was all.
Lacking incentive to stir about, they
came to spend most of their time lying
on their backs watching the sky. This
iu turn bred a languor which is the
sickest, most soul and temper destroy
ing affair Invented by the devil. They
could not muster up energy enough to
walk down the beach and back, aud
jet they were wearied to death of the
inaction. After a little they became
irritable toward one another. Each
suspected the other of doing less than
he should. You who know men will
realize what this meant.
The atmosphere of our camp became
surly. I recognized the precursor of its
becoming dangerous. One day on a
walk in the bills I came on Thrackles
and I'ulz lying on their stomachs gaz
ing down fixedly at Dr. Schermer
horn's camp. This was nothing ex
traordinary, but they started guiltily
to their feet when they saw me and
made off, growling under their breaths.
All this thnt I have told you so brief
ly took time. It was the eating
through of men's spirits by that worst
of corrosives, idleness. I conceive it
unnecessary to weary you with the de
tails. The situation -was ns yet uneasy,
but not alarming. One evening I
overheard the lieginning of an absurd
plot to gain entrance to the valley.
That was as far as detail went. I lie
came convinced at last that I should
in some way warn Percy Darrow.
That seems a simple enough propo1
sitlon, does it not? But if you will
stop to think one moment of the dif
Acuities of my position you will see
that it was not as easy as at first it
appears. Darrow still visited us in
the evening. The men never allowed
me even the chance of private com
munication while he was with us. One
or two took pains to stretch out 1k
tween us. Twice I arose when the as
sistant did, resolved to accompany him
part way back. Both times men reso
lutely escorted us and as resolutely
separated us from the opportunity of
a single word apart The crew never
threatened nie by word or look. But
we understood each other.
I was not permitted to row out to
the Laughing Lass without escort
Therefore I never attempted to visit
her again. The men were not anxious
to do so. Their awe of the captain
made them only too glad to escape his
notice. That empty shell of a past
reputation was my only hope. It
shielded the arms and ammunition.
As I look back on it now the period
seems to me to be one of merely po
tential trouble. The men had not tak
en the pains to crystallize their ideas.
I really think their compelling emo
tion was that of curiosity. They want
ed to see. It needed a definite Im
pulse to change that desire to one of
The Impulse came from Tercy Dar
row and his Idle talk of voodoos. As
usual he was directing his remarks to
the sullen nigger.
"Voodoos?" he said. "Of course
there are. Don't fool yourself for a
minute on that. There are good ones
and bad ones. You can tame them
If you know how, and they will do
anything you want them to." Pulsi
chuckled in his throat. "Yon don't be
lieve it?" drawled the assistant, turn
ing to him. "Well, it's so. You know
that heavy box we are so careful of?
Well, that's got a tame voodoo in it"
The others laughed.
"What he like?" asked the nigger
"He's a fine voodoo, with wavery
arms and green eyes and red glows."
Watcntng narrowly Its effect he swung
off Into one of the genuine old croon
ing voodoo songs, once so common
down south, now so rarely heard. No
one knows what tho words mean they
are generally held to be charm words
only a magic gjbberish. But the nig
ger sprang across the fire like light
ning, his face altered by terror, to
seize Darrow by the shoulders.
' "Doan you! Doan you!" he gasped,
shaking the assistant violently back
and forth. "Dat he King Voodoo song!
Dat call him all de voodoo all!"
He stared wildly about ia the dark
ness as though expecting to see- the
night thronged. There was a moment
of confusion. Eager for any chance 1
hissed under my breath: "Danger!
I could not tell whether or not Dar
?owlieajd. .we. ...He.Jeft soon after.
The mention" oT fli'e chest had focused
the men's interest.
"Well," Pulz began, "we've been
here on this spot for a long time."
"A year and five months," reckoned
"A man can do a lot in that time."
"If he's busy."
"They've been busy."
"Wonder what they've done?"
There was no answer to this, and
the sea lawyer took a new tack.
"I suppose we're all getting double
"And that's say four bunder' for us
and Mr. Eagen here. I suppose the old
man don't let the schooner go for notn
!ng." "Two hundred and fifty a month,"
.ald I and thou would have bad the
They cried out In prolonged aston
ishment. "Seventeen months." pursued the lo
gician after a few moments. He scratch
ed with a stub of lead. "That makes
ver $11,000 since we've been out. How
:nuch do you suppose his outfit stands
aim?" he appealed to. me.
"I'm sure I can't tell you." I replied
"Well, it's a pile of money auyway."
Nobody said anything fcr some time.
"Wonder what they've done?" Tulz
"Something that pays b!g." Thrac
kles supplied the desired answer.
"Dat chis' " suggested Perdosa.
"Voodoo" muttered the nigger.
"That's to scare us out." said Handy
Solomon, with vast contempt "That's
what makes me sure It is the chest."
Pulz muttered some of the jargon of
"That's it." approved Handy Solo
mon. "If we could get"
"We wouldu't know how to use it."
"The book" said Thrackles.
"Well, the book" asserted Pulz
pugnaciously. "How do you know
what it will be? It may lie the philos
opher's stone and it may be o'.ie of
these other things. And then where'd
It was astounding to bear this non
sense bandied about so seriously. And
yet they more than half believed, for
they were deep sea men of the old
school, and this was iu print Thrac
kles voiced approximately the general
"Philosopher's stone or not. some
thing's up. The old boy took too good
care of that box, and he's spending too
much money to be doing it for his
"You know w'at I fink?" smiled Per
dosa. "He mak di'mon's. He say
The uigger bad entered one of flits
black, brooding moods from which
these men expected oracles.
"Get him dies'," he muttered. "I see
him full full of di'mon's."
They listened to him with vast re
spect and were visibly Impressed. So
deep was the sense of awe that Handy
Solomon unbent enough to whisper to
"I don't take any stock in the nig
ger's talk ordinarily. He's a fool nig
ger. But when his eye looks like that
then you want to listen close. He sees
things then. Lots of times he's seen
things. Even last year the Oyama
he told about her three days ahead.
That's why we were so ready for her."
Nothing more developed for a long
time except a savage fight between
Pulz and Perdosa. I hunted sheep,
fished, wandered about, always with
an escort tired to death before he
started. The thought came to me o
kill this man and so to escape and
make cause with , the scientists. My
common sense forbade me. I begin
to think that common sense is a very
foolish faculty indeed.
It taught me the obvious that all
this Idle, vaporing talk was common
enough among men of this class, so
common thnt it would hardly justify a
murder, would hardly explain an un
warranted intrusion on those who em
ployed me. How would It look for
me to go to them with these words in
"The captain has taken to drinking
to dull the monotony. The crew think
you are an alchemist and are making
diamonds. Their Interest in this fact
seemed to me excessive, so I killed
one of them, and here I am."
"And who are you?" they could ask
"I am a reporter," would be my only
You can see the false difficulties of
my position. I do not defend my at
titude. Undoubtedly a born leader of
men, like Captain Selover at his best
would have known how to . act with
the proper decision both now and In
the Inception of the first mutiny. At
heart I never doubted the reality of
Even Tercy Darrow saw the sur
liness of the men's attitudes and with
his usual good sense divined the cause.
"You chaps are getting lazy," said
he. "Why don't you do something?
Whore's the- captain?"
They growled something about there
being nothing to do and explained that
the captain preferred to live aboard.
"Don't . blame him." said - Darrow.
It Hats Up Rust.
654 will make an old, rusty
Stove, or Stove Pipe, look like new,
because it eats up rust. When you
set up your Stoves, this Fall, give
them a coat of 654; it is applied
like paint, will not rub off and
SHINES ITSELF. It also
For Sale by All Hardware Dealers.
"but 'he mTglit give us a little "of "hl3 .
squeaky company occasionally. Boys,'
I'll tell you something about seals.
The old bull seals have long, stiff
whiskers a foot long. Do you know
there's a market for those whiskers?
Well, there is. The Chinese mount
them in gold and use them for clean
ers for their long pipes. Each whisker
Is worth from six bits to a dollar and
a quarter. Why don't you kill a few
bull seals for the 'trimmings'? '
"Xothin to do with a voodoo?"
grunted Handy Solomon.
Darrow laughed amusedly. "No. this
is the truth," he assured. "I'll tell you
what: I'll give you boys six bits apiece
)for the whisker hairs and four bits for
the galls. 1 expect to sell them at a
Next morning they shook off their
lethargy and went seal hunting.
I was practically commanded to at
tend. This attitude had been growing
of late. Now it began to take a defi
"Mr. Eagen. don't you "want to go
hunting?" or "Mr. Eagen. I guess I'll
just go along with you to stretch my
legs" had given way to. "We're going
fishing. You'd beUer come along."
Isti.-ul known for a long time that 1
had lost any real control of them,
and that perhaps humiliated ine a lit
tle. However, my inexperience at
handling such men and the anomalous
character of my position to some ex
tent consoled me. In the filaments
brushed across the face of my under
standing I could discover noue so
strong as to support an overt act on
my part. I cannot doubt that had the
affair come to a focus I should have
warned the scientists even at the risk
of my life. In fact, as I shall have oc
casion to show you,' I did my best,
But at the moment in all policy I could
see my way to little besides acquies
We killed seals by sequestrating the
bulls, surrounding them and clubbing
them at a certain point of the fore
head. It was surprising to see how
hard they fought and how quickly
they succumbed to a blow properly di
rected. Then we stripped the mask
with its bristle of long whiskers, took
the gall and dragged the carcass Into
the surf, where it was devoured by
fish. At first the men, pleased by the
novelty, stripped the skins. The bluli-
ber. often two or three inches In thick
ness, had then to lie cut away from
the pelt cube by cube. It was a long.
an oily and odoriferous job. YVa. stunk
mightily of seal oil. Our garments
were shiny with it. The very pores
of our skins seemed to ooze it. And
even after the pelt was fairly well
cleared it had still to be tanned. Percy
Darrow suggested the method, but the
process was long and generally unsat
isfactory. With the-wequisition of the
fifth greasy, heavy and ill smelling
piece of fur the men's interest lu pelt
ries waued. They confined themselves
in all strictness to the "trimmings."
rercy Darrow .showed us how to
clean the whiskers, The process was
evil. The masks were quite simply to
be advanced so far in the way of pu
trefaction that flie bristles would part
readily from their sockets. The first
We killed seals by clubhing them on the
batch the men hung out on a line. A
few moments later we beard a mighty
squawking and rushed out to find the
Island ravens making off with the en
tire catch. Protection of netting had
to be rigged. We caught seals for a
month or so. There was novelty in it
and it satisfied the lust for killing. As
time went on the bulls grew warier.
Then we made expeditions to outlying
Later Handy Solomon approached
me on another diplomatic errand.
"The seals is getting shy, sir," said
"They are," said L
"The , only way to do is to shoot
them," said he.
"Quite like," I agreed.
A pause ensued.
"We've got no cartridges," he insinu
ated. "And you've taken charge of my ri
fle," I pointed out
"Oh, not a bit, sir," he cried. "Thrac
kles, he just took it to clean it You
can nave it whenever you want it.
"I have no cartridges, as you have
ooservea. s&ia 1.
"There's plenty aboard." fie suggest
"And they're In very gooa nanus
tnere, said r. .
tie ruminated a moment, ponsning
xne sieei or nis nooK against
arm of bis shirt. Suddenly he looked
up at me with a humorous twinkle
"You're afraid of us!" he aecuseu.
I was silent not knowing just howv
to meet bo direct an attack.
"No need to lie," he continued. '
I said nothing.
He looked at me shrewdlv. then
stood off on mother tack.
"Well, sir, I didn't mean just that
I didn't mean you was really scared
of us. But we're gettin' to know each
other, livin' here on this old island,
brothers-like. There ain't no officers
and men ashore is there, now, sir?
When we gets back to the old Laugh
ing Lass, then we drops back Into our
dooty again all right and proper. You
can kiss the book on that. Old Scrubs,
he knows that. He don't want no
shore in his. He knows enough to
stay aboard, where we'd all rather
Ho stopped abruptly, spat and look
ed at me. I wondered whither this
devious diplomacy led us.
"Still, in one way, an officer's an
officer, and ti seaman's a seaman,
thinks you, and discipline must be
held up among tnates ashore or afloat,
thinks you. Quite proner. sir. And 1
can see you think that the arms is
for the afterguard except In case of
trouble. Quite proper. You can tin
the shooting, and you can keep the
cartridges always by you. Just for
The man's boldness in so fully arm
lng me was astonishing, and his care
lessness In allowing me alioard with
Captain Selover astonished nie siill
more. Nevertheless I promised to go
for the desired cartridges, fully re
solved to make an appeal.
A further consideration of the ele
ments of the game convinced me, how
ever, of the fellow's shrewdness. It
was no more dangerous to allow me a
rifle under direct surveillauce for the
purposes of hunting than to leave me
my sawed off revolver, which I still
retained. The arguments he had used
against my snooting rerdosa were
quite as cogent now. As to the sec
ond point, I, finding the sun uuex
pectedly strong, returned from the
cove for my hat and so overheard the
following between Thrackles and his
"What's to keep him from staying
aboard?" cried Thrackles, protesting.
"Well, be might." acknowledged
Handy Solomon, "and then are we the
worse off? You ain't going to make
a boat attack against Old Scrubs, are
"You can kiss the book on it you
ain't." went on Handy Solomon easily.
"Nor nie nor I'ulz nor the greaser nor
the nigger nor none of us all together.
We've had our dose of that. Well, If
he goes aboard and stays where are
we the worse off? I asks you that
But be won't. This Is w'at's goin' to
happen. Says he to Old Scrubs, 'Sir,
the men needs you to bash in their
heads.' 'Bash 'em in yourself,' says
he; "that's w'at you're for.' And if he
should come ashore w'at could he do?
I asks you that We ain't d!soleyed
no orders doojy delivered. We're ready
to pull halliards at the word. No. let
him go aboard, and If he peaches to
the old man. why, all the lietter, for
It just gets the old man down ou him
"How about Old Scrubs"
4ToTi't von licdiovti nnnp In InelcV"
asked Handy Solomou.
"Well, so do I, with w'at that law
crimp used to call joodiclous assist
a nee. '
I rowed out to the Laughing Lass
very thoughtful and a little shaken by
the plausible argument Captain Sel
over was lying dead drunk across the
cabin table. I did my best to waken
him, but failed, took a score of car
tridges no more and departed sadly
Nothing could be gained by stayiug
aboard. Every chance might be lost
Besides, au opening to escape in the
direction of the laboratory might of
fer. I as well as they believed in luck
Iu the ensuing days I learned much
of the habits of seals. We sneaked
along the cliff tops until over the rook
eries; then lay flat on our stomachs
and peered cautiously down on our
quarry. The seals had become very
wary. A slight jar. the fall of a peb
ble, sometimes even sounds unnoticed
by ourselves, were enough to send
them Into the water. There they lined
up just outside the surf, their sleek
heads glossy with the wet, their calm,
soft eyes fixed unblinkingly on us.
It was useless to shoot them in the
water. They sank at once.
When, however, we succeeded in
gaining an advantageous position it
was necessary to shoot with extreme
accuracy. A bullet directly through
the back of the head would kill clean
ly. A hit anywhere else was practical
ly useless, for even in death the ani
mals seemed to Tetain enough blind,
instinctive vitality to flop them into the
water. There they were lost.
Each rookery consisted of one tre
mendous bull who officiated apparent
ly as the standing army, a number of
smaller bulls, his direct descendants;
the cows and pups. The big bull held
his position by force of arms.- Occa
sionally other unattached bulls would
come swimming by. On arriving op
posite the rookery the stranger would
utter a peculiar challenge, it was
never refused by the resident cham
plon who promptly slid Into the sea
and engaged battle. If be conquered,
the stranger went on his way. If,
however, the stranger woo, the big
bull Immediately struck out to sea
( abandoning his rookery, while the
newcomer swam in and attempted to
: mate big title good with all the young-
er bulls. . I have seen some fierce com
- . bats out there In the blue water. They
' gashed each other deep,
n You can see by this how our hunt
1 lng was never at an end. On Tuesday
ve vould till the boss bulL of a cer-
tain establishment. By Thursday at
another W01J,d lnstai,ed
t learned cur,ons f fi ,
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seemed to me useless to kill so large
an animal for so small a spoil. SUM
It was a means to my all absorbing
end, and I confess that the stalking.
the lying belly down on the sun warm
ed grass over the surge and under the
clear sky was extremely pleasant.
While awaiting the return of the big
Tk.iII AfUr. lo l AmiAfrnniiit t I
uuu uucu -.tc 11 a u. vniuu... w.
u u omeia Ua..jr
ana eveu the unresponsive mracKies
was struck with their almost human I
.7 ". , . I
intelligence, uiu juu k.uuw mai ot-ui
kiss each other and weep tears wuen
The men often discussed anion;
themsel ves t he na rrow, dry cave. There
the animals were practically penned
in. They agreed that a great killing
could be made there, but the impossi
bility of distinguishing between the
bulls and the cows deterred them. The
cave was quite dark.
Immersed In our own affairs thus.
the days, weeks and mouths went by.
Events had slipped beyond my con
trol. I had embarked on a journalis
tic enterprise, auu now mai purpose 1
"us eiuireij out 01 uiy reucu. I
L'p the valley Dr. Schermerhorn and I
his assistant were engaged in some ex
perlmeut of whose very nature I was
still Ignorant; also I was likely to re
main so. The precautions taken
against interference by the men were
equally effective against me. As If
that were not enough, any move of
Investigation on my part would be
radically misinterpreted ami to my
own danger by the men. I might as
well have been in London.
However, as to my first purpose in
this adventure I had evolved another
plan and therefore was content. I
made up my mind that on the voyage
home, if nothing preveuted, I would
tell my story to Percy. Darrow and
throw myself on lu's mercy. The re
sults of the experiment would proba
bly by then be ready for the public,
and there was no reason, as far ns 1
could see. why I should not get the
scoop" at first hand
Certainly my sincerity would be
without question, and I hoped that
two years or more of service such as
had rendered would tickle Dr. Scher-
merhorn's sense of his own impor
tance. So adequate did this plan
seem that I gave up thought on the
A f T- ,i1irtla 1 i f" i nnnr la r An tlia clinrua
was not again permuteu 10 ooam
tho T.nuirliiri!' T.nss Cnntnin Solovor
r r-i 1
I saw twice at a distance. Both times
he seemed to be rather uncertaiu. The
men did not remark it. The days
went by. I relapsed Into that state so
well known to you all when one seems
caught in the meshes of a dream ex
istence which has had no beginning
and which is destined never to have
We were to hunt seals and flsh and
pry bivalves from the rocks at low
tide and build tires and talk aud al
ternate between suspicion and securi
ty, between the danger of sedition and
the insanity of men without denned
purpose, wcrld without end forever.
(To be Continued).
Suffering and Dollars Saved.
js. &. ixper or aiarnia, n. y., says:
"I am a carpenter and have had many
severe cuts healed. by Bucklen's Ar
nica Salce. It has saved me suffering
and dollars. It is by far the best heal
ing salve I have ever found." Heals
burns, sores, ulcers, fever sores,
eczema and piles. 25 cents at all drug
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup
acts gently but promptly on the bow
els. It stops the cough by soothing
the throat and lung irritation. Sold
by all druggists.
rosTrtArrons AKn nvii.DEns.
Manufacturers of Sash, Doors, Blinds
and Stairs. Interior Finish of all kinds
HARDWOOD VENEER FLOORING
AND DEALERS IN CLASa
311 AND 329
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
ment WE ARE NOW LOCA
TED IN THE NORTH
STORE ROOM OF
THE NEW ELKS
BUILDING AT 109
AND WILL BE
PLEASED TO HAVE
YOU CALL AND IN
INSPECT OUR NEW
Elks Building, 109 Eighteenth
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
AT BOCK ISLAND,
Sme of TJlinois. before the commencement
i0f businesson the 15th day of February.
UJiae 10 we Aiiauor 01 -umic Accounts.
tor the stateoi Illinois, pursuant to law.
fans and discounts..
f 2, 188,236 14
79 000 00
Other bonds and secu
rities, inc. Dremiums
Other real estate
owned by bank
Due from State Banks
Cash on hand:
11 001 01
12 305 00
lO 705 00
14 974 00
b. Silver coin
c. National b nk cur
d. Legal tender and
e. Fractional cur'cy.
Lionels ana cents....
Capital stock paid m.. $100,000 00
Undivided profits less
expenses ana taxes
paid 241.6l 56
Dividends unpaid.... 2SI
Time deposits, saviags 2.04I.223 SO
certificates 180.93 9S
Dae to other banks.
state banks and bank
ers 2.773 45 5.J73 45
Tdtal ti.SW 8X1 47
STATE OF ILLINOIS.
COO NTT Or KOCK ISIJkND. (
I. P. Greenawalt. cashier of the Rock Island
Savings bank, do solemnly swear that the
aoove statement is true, to tne best 01 my
knowledge and belief.
f . urebnaw alt cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to be. ore me this If Lh
day of February, iyo3.
l3iAL.J W. U.JOHNSTON.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
AT ROCK ISLAND.
State of Illinois, before the commence
ment of business on the Kith day of
FVbruary, 190S. as made to the auditor
of public accounts, for the state of Illi
nois, pursuant to law.
Loans and discount.. Ii,19l.0t3 12 11,194 (63 52
L alien states uunas.
including premiums 500 00
Other bonds and securi- .
ties. Including premi
ums 2J! 218 Ort
I l-irtii t.ivA nH fftiirQ fclO (M
1 iue from Nat. b.nks..
40 275 00
20 00O Oil
35 000 00
25 000 00
I Due from state banks
2 0 820 Zi
Checks a.d olhor casn
Cash on band:
a. Mold coin
' treasury cer
tificates 6 silver coin
c National - bank
d Legal Tender and
1 reasury Notes
. Fractional curren
cy, nickels and
Capital Stock paid In... 1100,000 00 t 100.000 00
L naivlaeu iron ts.
less expenses and '
taxes paid 70.269 92 70.219 92
Time deposits, sav
ing 1. 535.191 06
Time Depot its. ctriifi-
cates cj.uiZ so i.s 4,cm i
State of Illinois.
County of Rock
I. If. B. Simmon, cashier of the Cen
tral Trust and Savings bank, do sol
emnly swear that the above statement
is true, to the best of my knowledge
II. B. SIMMON. Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 18th day of February. 198.
(Seal) F. K. KilOADS,
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
AT ROCK ISLAND.
State of Illinois, before the commence
ment of business on the Kith day of
February, l(iS, as made to the auditor
of public accounts, for the state of Il
linois, pursuant to law.
Loans and Discounts.. ( 733.4W s
Overdrfl8 660 28 734.169 93
Other Bonds and Se-
Due from National
Bank 331.502 96
Due from State Banks
and Bankers 16 297 88
Checks and ether cash
Items 1.BI3 53
C01 e-tlons in Transit. 1,032 21
2 815 71
Casn on hand:
a .Gold Coin 3.245 00
certificates 5.000 00
b. Silver Coin 4,1000a
c National Bank
Currency 10 000 00
d. Legal lender and
Treasury Not a. 31 S-20 00
e. Fract'onai Cur
ana Genu 85 70 M.2&0 ;o
Total II 254.087 21
Capital Stock Paid In.. 1200,000 00
Snrplua fund 100,000 00
LnoiTiaea fronts, lent
expenses and taxes
pa d 60.435 9 350.4.TS 91
Demand Deposits, Iu-
airiauai (OT.618 73
Demand Depoa.ts, Cer-
tl a rates 11.900 19 817,519,12
Que to other banks,
National 7.146 20 1
Due to other bancs. 1
atate Banks and
Bankers 78,765 93 W.U2 13
Total 81.254.067 21
State of Illinois. County of Rock
Island ss: : 1
I. C. R. Chamberlln. cashier of the
State bank. Rock Island, 111., do solemn
ly swear that the above statement 1a
true, to the best of my knowledge aid
belief. C. R. CHAMBERLIN. T
Subscribed and sworn to befora ma
this ixih lay of February. 19S. .
ISealJ W. ti. JOHNSTON,
J. P. SEXTON, PROPRIETOR.!
General dining room in connection.
Boarding by the day or week. Meals
20 cents. Meal tickets $3.25.
ON TTJE (MARKET) SQUARE. r