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By LOUIS TRACY,
Antbor of "Tbc Wlnta of the MarniniV "The Pillar of Light." Etc.
COPYRIGHT. 1906. BY
v synopsis. - - ted on "boiTra TJy one "-(nan,-60 it was
CHAPTER I. On the steamer Kan-J more than likely there was not anoth--Bas.
leaving Valparaiso for England, e- onn0o 0f h RtnfP nn th nhln .Tramf
arc Miss .KJslo WaxtveU.. fleeing, fr.om.f5 ouce or lne BUXK 00 tDe 8n'P "cept
the unwoUome nttentiona of pedro'tne three SDecimens first discovered.
vctilauu, and Miss Jsoucl Daring.
Araons the other passengers is Count
Kilouanl do l'onciliL The two girls be
come Interested in Calnln Courtenay,
the commander o the Kansas, and in
Joey, ihis fox terrii-r. Courtenay is com
pelled to nitoot a CliiieHii who lias tried
to knife Chief Ollleer Hoylo.
CJiAiTKlt II. The Chilean, Fraseu
ela, n coal passrr, W-lls of having been
drilled and thrown into the ship's
hold before her departure from Valpar
aiso. His wound, which Is not serious,
Is attended to liy In Chrlstohal, a pas
senger. At nlKht the Kansas runs into
a heavy storm, during which an ex
plosion in the enRinee room is heard.
CI! A PTE It III. Courtuituy tells the
pa-isengers that the ship is in peril, and
the boats are made ready. The gravest
danger to the vessel and its passengers
is from mutiny by Uto Chilean crew
. CHAPTER IV. The explosion has
killed and wounded several firemen and
wrecked the ship's engines. . lrifting
Iielplessly, the Kansas strikes" a reef 20
niiios from the perilous Chilean coast.
CHAPTER V.. Courtenay, with Gray
and Tollemaihe, two of the passengers,
overawes a mob of stewards and kitch
en hands, but in a struggle for Uie
boats ISoylc Is badly hurt. Isobel,
crazed with terror of the storm, mys
tiiles Elsie by calling her an emissary
of Ventann. Elsie is left behind by ac
cident when the other women passen
gers tire taken off the Kansas in one of
CHAPTER VI. Elsie accidentally
Bees part of n letter addrrssed to the
captain. 1" it the unknown writer re
fers to "the woman destined to bo 'our
wife." Elsie, Couctenay, Christubal, an
c-iiRineer nanny! Walker, und Tolle
rnarhe, with 'ime wounded men, anions
them Uoyle.ind Frascuelo, are compell
ed to retain on, the Kansas, all the
bonis Ijving gone or smashed. The
nU-Htncr floats clear of the reef.
CHAPTER VII. In the dark the
Kanl.as drifts on to an unknown des
tination, but Courtenay discovers at
dawn that land is near.'
CHAPTER VIII. After drifting into
a narrow fiord, the Kansas drops
anchor, and Courtenay sets Walker to
repairing the engines. Tho vessel is
attacked by savages.
CHAPTER IX. The Indians are beat
en off and one of their canoes is cap
tured.. The Kansas takes aboard a man
from Argentina named Suarea, who nad
been a captive among the savages. He
declares that the Alaculols, as the In
dians are called, have guns and will at
tack tho Khlp again.
CHAPTER X. Courtenay discovers
that the explosion has been caused by
dynamite placed in the-ship's coal at
Valparaiso. Speculators in copper,- of
which metal the Kunsus carries many
tons, would, benefit greatly by the loss
of the steamer, and Pedro Ventana is
suspected. Chrlstoltal tells of a love
affair between Isobel and Ventana.
Walker promises to have the Kansas
tinder way in 10. days. Some Indians in
a ennne. row near the ship.
C1IA1TEH XI. In the canoe Courte
nay sees a water cask known to have
been on one of the lifeboats. Curisto
bal suspects Elsie of flirting with
Courtenay and tells tho girl he believes
the captain is in love with her. The
doctor has himself fallen in lovo with
Elsie and is delighted to leuru from
her that she believes Courtenay to be
engaged. Elsie is informed by Frans
cuelo that before the Kansas sailed he
had been drugged and Hung into the
hold by Jose Anacleto, believed to be
In the employ of Ventana. Anacleto
had then, temporarily' taken. Franscue
lo'a place among Cue coal passers. El
sie plans to have the deck of the Kan
sas covered in with canvas in order to
kep off the-expected attack.
CHAI'TER XII. Tollemaehc . lays
pi. ins to defend the Kansas bv mean's
of floating dynamite raits. Elsie ad
tni's to herself her love, for Courtenay.
CHAPTER XIII. The Indians again
became threatening, ami Courtenay, in
love with Elsie, asks Christobal to de
fend her. The dynamite,- however,
saves the ship.
N his way back to the deck the
captain encountered Suarez.
.The Spaniard led the English
man toward one of the peep
holes In the canvas screen. Sure
enough, the canoes were making off
toward Otter creek. In the marvel
onsly clear light it was easy, to see
the threatening arms hold out toward
the ship by a few men who stood up
right Even their raucous cries 'were
yet audible. Courtenay was glad he
bad not missed this demonstration of
hatred. It argued the necessity of con
tinued watchfulness. .
The general attitude of tho crew was
one of real annoyance that the light
had not been carried on at close quar
ters. The Kansas bore tokeus la plen
ty of the battie." , Many bullets and ar
rows had struck the ship, the canvas
was torn lu several places, a .number
of port lights were broken, and the
open decks, fore and aft as well as
the spar deck. were littered with
tones. He. picked up some of these
missiles, man's earliest and latest pro
jectile. They were round and heavy.
A few bore the red streaks of oxidized
- Iron ; some appeared to be veritable
lumps of ore. though the action of wa
ter had made them, "smooth stone out
of the brook.". lie showed one to To'.le
niache, who seemed to possess a good
deal of out .of .the-way knowledge, and
the latter Instantly. . pronounced the
specimen' to be almost pure copper
veined with silver. ; '
The captain saw to the reverent bur-
. lal of poor Pietro Gama. entered full
details of the fight in the ship's log
and helped Walker to search the sus
pected coal tor a runner supply or
dynamite, as the utI!lty;of the surface
mine. bad been demonstrated beyond
n doubt. He' thought it possible, given
the necessary time, to rig a device
which would be' practically in vlslble.
A fresh set -of dummy poles, which
the Indians would probably avoid In
the event of.-a second attack, might
deflect the canoes into, the area of new
mines laid at eea level. ,; -j,y
Their utmost diligence brought , to
light no urther supply of the explo
sive. Evidently - the prepared . lumps
of coal, each containing stick, of dy
namite, which, were placed. In the
bunker at Valparaiso had been convey
EDWARD J.' CLODS
These, water soaked and useless, were
locked In a drawer in the chart house.
While scrutinizing the bunker Courte
nay found .a grimy piece of paper,
crushed into a ball and amalgamated
with coal dust by means of the glue or
other substance which had been used
for making the bombs intended for the
destruction of the furnaces. He ex
amined it carefully, believing it had
the appearance and texture of car
tridge paper. He placed it In his pocket
and, while changing his clothes before
Joining the others at supper, came on
it again with a certain surprise. He
plunged it into a basin of hot water,
and It yielded its secret. It was the
outer wrapper of a stick of dynamite.
It bore the circular stamp of the manu
facturers, the Sociedad Anouyma de
las Costas del raciflco. This in itself
meant nothing. The same company
probably supplied hundreds of mines
with the five pound boxes in ( which
dynamite is packed, and if the stamp
were the only clew none could possibly
say when or where It had been issued
But miners are apt to be careless.
Men accustomed to dynamite will han: i
die it with an astounding disregard for
danger, and here Was a case In point
Some Spanish overseer, evidently at a
loss for a memorandum tablet, had
scribbled hieroglyphics with an indeli
ble pencil on this particular wrapper.
It was clear that the figures and ab
breviated words referred to the de
velopment of a cross1 heading and the
position of certain- lodes.- but Courte
nay was quick to see that the official
who made those notes would recognize
them; hence the mine or store from
which the package had been stolen or
bought could be Identified. Such evi
dence was of highly circumstantial
value. Courtenay put the wrapper In
the same drawer as the cartridges, en
tered in the log the time and manner
of its discovery and forthwith dismiss
ed it from his raind... .1 . . ...'.'
It was almost dark when he went on
deck; '. The wind va3 keen and chilly.
It whistled through the broken ; win
dows of the wheelhouse and seemed to
have In it a promise of. bad weather,.
But a glance aloft aud- at the sky be--yon'd
the southern headland ' I'oint
Kansas, as it was called on board re
assured him. The far flung arc over
head was cloudless. The stars of the
southern hemisphere, vivid and bright,
though less familiar than those of the
north, were reflected in the black wa
ter. : The ship was so still, the sur
roundings so peaceful, save for the
plash of tiny waves created by the
breeze, that he was almost startled
when a soft voice came from the low
"Where in the world have you been.
Captain Courtenay? Joey is fretting
for you,, and I have carried him all
over the ship In vain search."
His heart jumped with gladness. El
tie wa3 awaiting him at the foot of the
companion. Be sure he was by her
side without needless delay. The dog
wriggled in her arms, so she said:
"1 don't think he ought to run about
Ills dear little paw is rather badly cut,
and there may be more broken glass
on the deck."
"I hope not, for our Chileans' sake,"
laughed Courtenay. "I heard Mr. Boyle
telling them to sweep It up, and they
were hard at work when 1 went to my
"Oh, Is that where you hid yourself?
No wonder I could not find you. Of
course Joey knew where you were.
How stnpid of ni'e!" .
"Please don't call yourself names,
Elbie. You don't deserve them. And,
by the way, may I address you by your
Christian name? It slipped out today
unawares. Not that I feel like apolo
gizing, because I don't There are
times when the heart speaks,' not the
guarded tongue." - . - ,
Luckily the darkness covered the hot
blush which leaped to her cheeks. She
gave a nervous little laugh and strove
desperately to parry this wholly uu-
J expected assault'
"I shall be delighted If you always
call me Elsie. It sounds friendly, aud
I think our circumstances warrant &
true friendship." '-
"ExcelJentJ I suppose you know that
my name Is Arthur?"
"Yes. but I had no, notion of that
soft of exchange. You are the captain,
and a very serious sort of captain at
times. -1 feel like a little girl when
you look fit me and tell me not to be
naughty, so 'Elsie' sounds all right
but I simply dare not call you 'Arthur.'
Just imagine what, a sensation it
would create in the salon! I should
feel creepy all over. ' And hadn't .we
'ElsIe, 8aid he, with a tender note:
In his, voice which thrilled her like a
chord of exquisite tnusie. "I want ;to
tell you something. vThe knowledge Is
forced on me that tiwre Is another man
on this ship who wishes to make yon
his wife, but I, too, love you, and I see
no reason why I should stand aside for
any man on God'8 eartl until yon tell
me with your own Hps that yon prefer
nun to? me,",
"Obi" gasped Elsie and,"OuH again.
but not another word could she utter.
she who biid.beep, sjo voluble a moment
ago. The bittersweet pifln' of tearing j
this sudden avowal was almost over
powering: Her ideals of honor and
truth were shocked, but she was a wo
man as well as an idealist npd she was
stirred to the depths of her soul, by' the
knowledge that she had won the man
whose love she craved. ."
"I want you to llsteu to me. Elsie.
he said, with, a passionate intensity
that stilled the rising storm In her bos-oni-
"Df.'Christobal may have plead
ed his own cause already. It is not
for me to cavil at hhn for doing that
but I cannot lose you without a-word.
Whether you marry him or me or nei
ther of us, I shall love ybu forever. : I.
want you to know that It is no new
discovery to me. I think my heart
went out to you when I carried you in
my arms through the gale, and since
that hour yon and 1 have had experi
ences denied to most men and women
ere thpy reaclf the conclusion that, they
are fit mates for the voyage of life. Do
you feel that., sweetheart? : nave we
known each other ten days or ten
years?" " '
Ills face was very near to hers now..
His arm was around her neck. It was
quite dark wherethey stood In the
shadow of the bridge. He could uot
see the tears In her eyes, but he heard
her broken answer: ;
"Are yriu-4quite fair in using such
words to me?"
"Fair. Elsie! Fair to whom?"
"P.ecause-oh. how can I tell yon?
Are you free to to speak to me in this
"Elsie. I am pledged to no other wo
man, if that Is what you mean. -,Who
has been telling you otherwise?"
"No one. Indeed indeed, I alone am
to blame.- You will be angry with me.
but I could not help it"
She could say no tnore. If she had
uttered auother syllable just, then she.
would have broken down completely.
Courtenay placed his hand under, her
chin and lifted her unresisting Hps to
his. He kissed her twice and langhed
softly, with a glad confidence that sent
a wave of delight coursing through El
"Sweetheart," he whispered. . "I am
sure you would not have allowed me to
speak so plainly if you were going to
send me away. Now, I don't want you
to bind yourself , Irrevocably tonight
That would certainly not be fair. I
don't know why" I am to be angry or
what it was you couldn't help, and I
don't care a red cent All I want to
know is this if the Kansas, brings us
both back - to the outer world once
more, have f as good a chance of win
ning your love as any other man?" .
"Hut I must tell you. ' I could not
look you in the face if you did not hear
It. :When I was left alone in your
cabin the second time and the sea
came in a packet of letters fell out of
some clothes" which I picked up from
the floor. There was. one from your
sister. I hardly knew what I was do
ing, but I saw her name. ,'Madge, and
I read a few words on the half page
above her signature."" - '- ' ""
nis. left arih, was now so, well, estab
lished that his hand touched her cheek,
and he found it wet with tears. r
"What wild conceit has crept Into
your pretty little head?" he cried in
amaze., unconsciously raising fcls .olce
somewhat "A letter from my sister!
She Is the most straightforward wo
man breathing. I assure you. Never a
line has she written to me which conld
bear any construction such as seems
to trouble you. ; Why. on the contrary.
M.-xlge has often chaffed me for being
so like herself in giving no thought to
"It Is horrid of me to persist but 'I
owe it to you to tell you what I saw.
She- alluded to. your 'affianced wife'
and said that 'under no other circum
stances.' whatever they were, would
she receive her.
Then Courtenay laughed again, and
Elsie found it was absolutely essential
if Joey were not to be crushed that
her bead should bend a little forward,
with the obvious . result that it ' rested
on Courtenay's shoulder.
"I must sliow yon the whole of that
letter," he cried, "and the others which
are tied up in the same bundle., You
will see me blush, 1 admit but it Vill
not be from a sense of perfidy. But
there is one thing you have forgotten
Elsie." ; And his voice dropped to a
tense whisper again. "In telling me
your secret .w-hlch is -no secret- you
have given me my answer. Your heart
must have crept out a little way to
meet mine, dear, or my sister's words
would hot have perplexed you. So
that is why you have avoided me dur
ing the past fewday8l But there!
Now, indeed. I am not acting quite
fairly. It Is unfair to ask you to con
fess when I want you to wait until-we
win. clear of our present difficulties be-.
fore you decide whether or not you can
find It to your liking to make a poor
sailor man happy.' k .
Joey was -a highly accommodating
dog under certain conditions. He had
curled up so complacently that Elsie
found she could hold him quite easily
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In the darknessjjcrj'Jf 'rested timidly
on her lover's disengaged shoulder.
: is easy to confess that which
H already, . known,": she. murmured.
Whether we are fated to live one day
or fifty years. It will be all the same to
me, dear." ; y ; r
She lifted lUer'.t ace again to his aud
would have returned the kisses he
gave her were it . not that they lost
their one sided character this time.
There was aVchanco that Joey might
have been parti 6nffocated. though to
all appearance he , meant .to die a will
ing martyry. had -uot - Suarez - leaned
over the tapper rail and asked in his
grating accent 1f he heard the senor
cqptaln's voice below.
Elsie, All tremulous and rosy and
profoundly thankful for the darkness,
withdrew herself from Courtenay's
embrace and answered the Argentine.
"Ah," said Suarez, "I am glad you
are there, too,1 senorita. Will you tell
him that I ara Very hungry and that r
have not been, relieved at the., proper
time? " r have'been waiting half an
hour or more." . .
"There," erted the captain, squeezing
Elsie's arm; -"thati. comes "of using so
many unnecessary explanations. .1
ought to have adopted the recognized
Jack tar method aud just grabbed you
round the waist without ceremony. I
wonder where Boyle is. He and Chrls
tobal take the first 'watch, and it must
be two bells or later. . t will hunt
them up. Poodby,.' sweetheart; meet
you at supper In ten minutes." '
It was a strange and peculiar fact
that Boyle had cornered Cbristobal In
the salon and bad Insisted on telling
him various remarkable anecdotes con
cerning the one legged skipper of the
Flower of the Ocean brig. It was still
more odd that when Cbristobal yielded
to unwonted and nfelaneboly silence
after learning from Suarez that the
senor captain had been talking to the
senorita for a very long time on ; the
promenade deck Boyle should feel In
cliued to .sing,., And, .then, with a chill-
Boyle liad cornered. C7irsf obal in the
Ing inspira'tionT Cbristobal knew' why
the chief officer had caused him to
miss the hour for relieving the watch.
Boyle had seen those two together and
had planned ta leave them undis
turbed!. . . . ; ,7 - V.
The Spaniard was a dignified man.
He had inherited, from his English
mother a saving; 6ense of hnmor. It
was Intolerable that the pleasant rela
tions existing- between- the few sur
vivors on board the Kansas should be
disturbed by, reason, of any failure on
his part to acquiesce in Elsie's right;
to bestow." her affections' where she
listed. He wondered ;if -the girl had
coma on deck after supper. Her habit
was to retire early, as she rose soon
after the sun.. lie bad seen her for a
moment only in passing ut of the sa
lon, and there was a suspicious bright
ness in her eyes for which solicitude'
on the dog's behalf would hardly ac
count Why. not : "put his fortunes to
the test that night and have done with
It? Yes; that was the right course. r
. So It was oo; the cards that Elsie
would, be the'jimazed recipient of two
proposals in one evening, which is a
letter average- than most women are
favored with In a lifetime.- Cbristobal
had entered "the chart house with the
fixed Intent of. warning Boyle that he
was going below f qr 4 moment to ask
Miss Maxwell to come on deck when a
hurried step on the bridge companion
cansed the Imminent words to be with
held. , .' .- "-i - .
It was Courtehdy, who had run up
from the salon to procure those fate
ful letters which la'd eo nearly parted
Elsie and himself. -He-had laughingly
refused to tell her their history. That
would spoil their-effect he said. She
must take them to her stateroom and
read them 'at her-Ieisure. Then she
would, see their true Inwardness, and
his feelings -wodld' te'' spared," as he
cpuld not- deny that -the majority of
them had beenr wtittetii)y 'ladies! " -
On his way he rooked into-the wheel;
house.., There, .was" tad. light In the in-"
terior. ; Boylei'-' wrapped - in; a heavy
coat, was seated In the most sheltered
."All quiet?" asked; "the captain
ul3 brlsk'way. VsV.l -i. "
v ,"Nothlnr olnBlri! rnstrered Boyle. :
"I e.tpect ybq are Joth feeling pretty
tired. Tolleniache and I propose to. re
lieve you at six Ve$s. (. v , , ,
- But whyTT'Vjienianded. ChristobaL
"It Is you who have- passed an exciting
day. I am ready to mount jruard until
ds.wnt Tollemache can Join me now if
he likes, as Mr.' Boyle .ought to be In
bed." : ;.;'j--; ':"
Tn all right." BahLBoyle cruffly. '1
am on iy sit nig hertleca use my back
. Courtenay glanced . at the somber
shadow of Point Kansas, silhouetted
against the deep blue of the seaward
arc. , . .
"Suarez has retired to roost." he said,
"ne seems to be quite assured that the
Indians will never deliver a night at
tack." ' . . ........
"Today's hammering should teach
them to leave the Kansas alone in fu
ture," said ChristobaL -
"I hope so, but Suarez and ToUe
mache agree, that they are -most per
sistent wretches.. Now, Boyle, you
must obey, the doctor. I am going back
to the salon to g!ve .Miss Maxwell
some documents I wish her to see.
Then Tollemache and I will relieve the
pair, of you. AH right, ChristobaL I
promise to tnke my share of the blan
kets In the morning.- I shall be ready
for a nap at 4 o'clock. - At jireseut I
feel particularly wide-awake." - :
He w;ent to the cabin. They -heard,
him unlock the door and enter. At
that instant a startling hall tame from
two sailors stationed on the poop.
"IndianqB!"' they yelled. ' -
The three men' were on the spar deck
a second later, straining their eyes into
the black vaguenoss- of the water.
. "Indianos!" shouted two. other sail
ors on the forecastle, and from , the
spflr deck it seemed to be possible to
distinguish several black objects mov
ing; toward the ship. , 'v :
"The siren. Boyle!" cried Courtenay,
striking a match.. At once the swelling
note of the fog horn smote the air and
thundered nway in tremendous sound
waves. Soon a hissing, fiery serpent
ran up the port -wall of the chart house,
and a fine star rocket soared Into the
sky.' It illuminated a wide area of . the
bay and revealed a. number of crowded
canoes darting jn on the ship from all
sides.' Courtenay grasped the Hue con
nected with the remaining mines and
hauled for dear life. 'Already the In
dian rifle fire was crackling with vivid
spurts of flame, and stones and arrows
Were beginning to patter on the deck
and bang against the steel plates. Two
of the dynamite bombs exploded with
the usual din. but it was impossible to
ascertain their effect owing to the yell
ing of the Indians.
The lond summons of the siren
brought all hands from below. . Arms
were hastily secured, the fore and aft
awnings closed, and Walker made shift
to hammer the engine room door tight.
The increasing : violence of the stone
slinging showed that the Alaculofs
meant to press home this time. What
ever their dread of the fiends who
roam the world in the dark, they had
conquered it. and this latest phase in
the stormy history of the ship threat
ened to be its most trying one.
' Courtenay, who seemed to be every
where at once, lighted torches which
were fastened to the empty davits in
readiness for'af night alarm. - He had
used the last rocket on board, but the
flares would' burn for fifteen mlnutea
at least By their light the defenders
were able to shoot or smash the skulls
of several savages who climbed up
ronghly contrived grapnels fashioned
put of bent sticks and thongs of hide.
But there were only thirteen men to
repe) an,.attackw.hlch developed .at
fifty- points, simultaneously. - Ere the
torches '.'flickered in their sockets the
savages hud swarmed over poop , and
bows. They were tearing at the can
vas shields and sweeping the hurri
cane deck with showers of missiles!
Tollemache was injured, and Walker.
Courtenay had his forehead cut open.
Suarez fell insensible while he was bel
lowing curses through a megaphone in
the vain hope of frightening the de
termined enemy. Two Chileans were
down, one struck with a stone and the
other shot through the lungs.
So at last the Kansas was In the
grip of a savage and Implacable foe.
Courtenay while hauling a steam hoso
to the weakest point, the after part of
the promenade deck, met ChristobaL
Ho clutched the Spaniard In 'a way
there could be no mistaking . '
"Go below! ' he' n uttered In a ter
rible voice. - "I cannot leave the deck.
You .must go. And. for God's .sake.
ery low Rates
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Pit I C ATE WIRES TO
AND CHICAGO. :
103 MAIN STREET,
PHONE WEST 407.
. CONTitACTO IIS ANI 111 ILDRRS.
' Manufacturers of Saeh. Doors, Blinds
and Stairs. Interior Finish of all kii.ds.
HARDWOOD VENEER FLOORING
' AND DEALERS IN GLAS3.
V SU AND 329
J ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
news all the time THE
I Make Home Like New!
Daily during . March and April the Rock
. Island will sell one-way, second-class tickets
to points in California and the Pacific North-west
at 'very low rate fare.
$35.40 From Rock Island
TICKETS HONORED FOR PASSAGE IN PULLMAN TOURIST SLEEP
ING CARS ON PAYMENT OF BERTH RATE.
Your, choice of the two best; routes -to California: via El Paso Short . Line
or through Scenic Colorado. . Through, cars with' dining .car meals all the
way. We offer the 'quickest tourist car se rvice of any southern route to
California. , ' " . ;.-. -'. '.'
. .. ... .' .- - - - ;
'Ask for our illustrated folder fully describing service and routes.
Ask agent about Summer Excursion Rates. . - - 'V
' Sawsi ISsnalkf
Incorporated Under the State Law.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL. ,
4 Per Cent Interest PaJ4 oa Drpala.
Money Loaned on Personal, Collateral,
or Real Estate Security; Farm Loans
In Rock Island County Especl
'', ally Solicited. "
OFFICERS Phil Mitchell, president;
II. p. Hull, vice president; P. Greena
cvalt, cashier. ' " " )
DIRECTORS R, R. Cable. William H.
Dart, III P. IIulL' E. W. Hurst, " John
Volk, P. Greenawalt. Phil. Mitchell, L.
Simon, 1L S. Cable.
Began the business July 2, 1890;' and1
occupies the southeast corner ot Mitch
ell & Lynde building. . :
(Incorporated Under State Law.)
ROCK ISLAND, ILL. .
iL E. CASTE EL, President.
L. D. MUDGE. Vice President
IL B. SIMMON, Cashier.
Capital Stork, 9100,000. Poor Pet Cent
"Interest Paid on Deposits.
DIRECTORS C. J. Larkln, IL K. ...
Curtis. H. E. Castecl, L. D. Mudee. IL
D. Mack. John. Sc hater, M. S. Hcagy,
II. B. Simmons, H. H. Cleavcland. Mary
E. Robinson, W. J. Sweeney, H. W.
. TRUST DEPARTMENT.
Estates and property of all kinds are
managed by this department, -which Is
kept entirely separate from the bank
ing business of the company. We ?t
as executor of and trustees under
Wills, Administrator, Guardian, and
Conservator of Estates.
Receiver and Assignee of Insolvent
Estates. General Financial Agent for
Non-Residents, Women, Invalids, and
American Ins. Co Newark, N. J.
Continental Ins. Co. ........ .New York
Agricultural Ins. Co New York
Farmers' Ins. Co ..York, Pa.
Williamsburg Ins. Co New York
New I.'-ampshire Ins. Co.N. Hampshire
Northern Ins. Co.... New York
Security Ins. Co... ..New Haven. Conn.
Ins. Co., State of Illinois. .Rockford, I1L
Connecticut Fire Ins. Co.... Connecticut
Office Room 8, Buford block. Rates
as low as consistent with security. .
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE.
' Good investments In real estate.
Safe Insurance. Your patronage
is solicited. . - ' , " '
' 1712' Second Avenue..'.
Ave Rock island,