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TIE. CAPTAIN "
By LOUIS TRACYi
Aothor ot Th Wins f "the Mornln."-Tb Pillar of Light." Etc.
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;.. ' . SYNOPSIS. '
,' CHAPTER I. On the . steamer Kan
sas, leaving Valparaiso for England,
are Miss Elsie Maxwell, fleeing from
the unwelcome . attentions . ot Pedro
Ventana, and Miss Isobel Baring1.
Among .the other passengers is Count
Edounrd de Poncilit. The two girls be
come interested In Captain Courtenay,
the Commander ot the -Kansas, and in
Joey his fox terri.er. Courtenay is.com-.
polled to shoot a Chilean who has tried
to knife Chief Omoer .Boyle.
CHAPTER IL-r-The Chilean. Frascu
ela, a coal passer, 4ells of having been
drugged and . : thrown into the ship's
hold before her departure from Valpar
aiso. . His wound, which Is nt- serious,
Is attended to by X)r. Christobal. a pas
senger. At night the Kansas runs into
a heavy storm, daring which an ex
plosion In the englnee room is heard.
CHAPTER III. Courtenay tells the
passengers 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 the Chilean crew
and stewards. v
CHAPTER IV? -The- explosion has
killed and wounded several firemen and
Wrecked the ship's engines. Drifting
helplessly, the Kansas strikes a reef ii)
miles from the perilous Chilean coast.
CHAPTER V. Courtenay, with Gray
and Tollemache, two of the passengers,
overawes a mob of stewurds and kitch
en handgj but hi a struggle for the
boats Boyle is badly hurt. Isobel,
erased with terror of the. storm, mys
tifies Elsie by calling her an emissary
of Ventana. Elsie ill left' behind by ac
cident when' the other women passen
gers aro taken oft the Kansas inone of
CHAPTER VL Elsie accidentally
sees part of a letter addressed to the
captain.- In it the unknown writer re
fers to the woman destined to be your
wife. Elsie, Courtenay, Christobal. an
engineer -named Walker, and Tone
mache, with some wounded men. among
them Boyle and Frascuelo, are compell
ed.to remain on the Kansas, all the
boats being gone or . smashed. The
steamer flouts clear of the reef.
CHAPTER VII. In the dark the
Kansas drifts on to an unknown des
tlnation. but Courtenay discovers at
dawn that land Is near.
CHAPTER VIII. After drifting into
narrow fiord, the Kansas drops
anchor, and Courtenay sets Walker to
repairing the ehgines. . The vessel is
attacked by savages.
CHAPTER IX. The Indians are beat
en off and oae of their canoes is cap-
uired. The Kansas takes aboard a man
from Argentina named. Suarez,. who had
been a captive among the savages. He
declares that the Alaculols. as the In
dian.t are called, have guns and, will at-
lacit me mp 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 Kansas carries many
tons, would benefit greatly by the loss
of the steamer, and I'edro Ventana is
suspected. Christobal tells of a love
affair between Isobel and Ventana.
Walker promises to have the Kansas
under way in 10 days. Home Indians In
a canoe row. near the ship.
CHAPTER XI. In the canoe Courte
nay sees a water cask known to have
been on -olre of the lifeboats. Christo
bal suspects Elsie of flirting wittt
Courtenay and tells the girl he believes
the captain is in love with her. The
doctor has himself fallen in love "with
Elsie and is delighted to learn 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 flung Into the
hold by Jose Anacleto, believed to be
in the employ of Ventana. Anacleto
had then temporarily taken Franscne
, lo's place among the coal passers. El
sie plans to have the deck of the Kan
sas covered In with canvas In order to
keep off the expected attack.
CHAPTER. JCII. Tollemache lays
plans to defend the' Kansas by means
of floating dynamite rafts. Elsie ad
mits to herself her love for Gourtenay.
CHAPTER XIII. The Indians again
became threatening, and Courtenay, in
love with Elsie, asks- Christobal to de
fend her. . The ' dynamite, however,
Baves the ship.
CHAPTER XIV. In the paper wrap
per of a stick of dynamite, found in the
ship's coal bunkers. Courtenay sees a
possible clue to, the plotters against
his vessel. He' proposes to Elsie and
Is accepted and offers to explain later
the mysterious letter. The ship is
again attacked by the Alaculofs.
CHAPTER XV In the midst Of the
nnme two or me Kansas missing Doais
reappear with the passengers and some
of the crew, and the Indians are beat
en off. . , - .
far Gnis's statements
have prejudiced Tier with the
Courtenay ;torued In. tie did ndf ap
pear on deck again until, noon. : By
fhdt tirne the' Kansas hud lost-all
marks of -the fight excepting the
smashed windovs, and "a BjTilor who
understood the- glazier's art' was re
placing the broken glass. Making the
round tf the ship.' the captain found
Elsie Kit ttnj; with Isobel and ilrs. Som
erviile, .on the promenade deck. She
was binding Joey's foot, and he knew
then why the dog had scampered off
on three legs as soon as the cabin door
was' opened. " - . '' ''
Lifting his cap, with a smile 'and n
general "Good morning," he bent over
Elsie. -' : ' ... - ' -v"
."Well,? lie said, "surely you owe me
at least one kiss!" -
If her cheeks were red before, they
became, scarlet now. But his kindling
glance had warned her that he would
adopt no pretense, . so she lifted her
face to his. though ihe did not dare to
look at her amazed companions. Cour
tenay5 explaiuei matters quite coolly.,
"If Elsie has not told you airerfdy it
1 - 1-. I I - J. . . ll. (1 -
a uiy - ijriviicge iu anuuuuce luai sue
and, I, hare signed articles," he said,
with a smile. "That is, we intend to
get rnarried as soon as the ship reaches
England." ... . ,
Indeed. I congratulate you both most
heartily,',' said the missionary's wife.
"Events have, iparched, then, while
we were stranded on that wretched is
land."- tittered Isobel. Her voice was
rather shrill. She, too, was excited,
not quite mistress of herself. She did
not know how
captain. She had already sent De Poin
cilit ff note urging bim to deny abso
lutcly all knowledge of the plot to steal
the boat and attribute the American's
summary action, to his mistaken ren
dering of the Spanish patois used by
the Chilean sailors. "You feel . snre
that we shall see no more of the In
dlans?" risked Isobel quickly.
. "I think so. One never can tell, but
if they have the" grit to attack us again
I shall regard them as first class fight
Isobel meant to be on her best be
havior. Her pact with the Frenchman
was discreditable, but smooth words
might restrain tongues from wagging
until she could leave the ship. More
over, the' vicissitudes of life In these
later days were not without their ef
"I shall resume my round3," said
Courtenay to Elsie. "I expect to be re
ceived reproachfully by Walker.' He
made great progress yesterday. Let me
whisper a secret. Then you may pass
it on in strictest confidence."
ne placed his lips close-to her ear.
"I am dreadfully in love with you
this morning," he breathed.
"That is no secret." she retorted.
"It is. You and I together must
daHy find new paths In Eden. But my
less poetic news should be welcome
also. Walker says he hopes to get
steam up tomorrow
"Well, tell us quickly," cried Isobel
with a show of inteuse interest when
Courtenay had gone. Though bis man
ner betokened that the affair was some
thing wHiIcb concerned Elsie alone, she
was on fire until she learned that bis
"secret" alluded to the restored vital
ity of the ship
For once her expressions of gratitude
were heartfelt. Mrs. Somerviile even
Y the way. wtat of M. de
Point-Hit?" snid Courtenay.
"I saw'hini come aboard with
Malcolnir birt he dived into the
salon and has not reappeared. 19 he
iiir . ' . . ;
.Gray's mouth set like a steel trap.
His . eyes had a glint In. them. He
seemed to be unwilling to speak. When
words came they were cold and meas
, "I haven't any use for tha'fcllow,"
he said. "I suppose the unpleasant
story must be told sooner or later, so
here goes. In the first place, Poincilit
forgot that I understood Spanish, nnd
I heard him yelping to the Chileans lu
the Jolly boat that if we took any more
people on board we should be swamp
ed. It was he who put the notion in
their heads to cast off while you were
lowering Miss Baring's maid Into my'
arms. I tried to forget that, ns he was
blue white with fear.'and some fellows
arc riot responsible . for their actions
when their liver melts. But 1 . can
never forget his actlori ori the island.
Yesterday morning I was just in time
to ston him and four others from
'sneaking off In the lifeboat with all
our provisions.! -.' - ,'
Conrtenay's face hardened too. t '
"Necessity may have uo Jaws,"1 eald
he, "but I fancy I should have found
a code to meet his case.? . : . .
"I have organized a; vigilance com
mittee In my time, and its articles
kind of fitted in," was the American's
quiet reply. "That is why I have" a
few recent knife cuts distributed about j
my skin. I began to shoot, ana. wo
"I have organized a vigilance vommittee
. n my time."
wept for Joy. This poor woman, after
living twenty-five ycrs In the oasis of
a mission house, was a strange subject
for storm tossed wandering and fights
kIt will be a real manifestation of
Providence if" we ever reach England
again," sne cried,-' dabbing her eyes
with a handkerchief. ; Tm sure John
and I have said so many a time dur-
were two short on the muster roll next) lD the past week.- To think of the
day. De Poincilit ran' and fen on Ms W9 Wowing lip in the way she did!
T-nno o;. Hi cv..nk r ort itaiinn ', Tt makes me alt of a-tremble. it does.'.'
l.-ne Kiri did a- akunk of an Italian, i
and T dfit not want to waste cartridges. I "u" oke in , Efsle., thinking that
Thev wbfe'tied back to back until wa ' th Infonnjrflon she possessed, w6uk
Rilled tod'iv "' . -; . " , liolp to calm the ohk'rx woman, "we
iid iho'flfihr I have made a. good many ; discoveries
V '-Tt,. nnt...a. 'rmun ' : -V" T I since sluc'e the boat' went away with
They .talked until daybreak;, thco ou we. X mean. But doUeU jue-bow
did those horrid Chileans manage to
cast off the tackle before Mr. Gray or
some of the other, men were able to
stop them? Of coarse it Is matterlcss
now In a sepse'. but at that moment It
looked like leaving those, on . the 6blp
to certain tleatfc." " '
Mrs. Spmervllle was stricken dumb.
The American's shooting of two men
on ' White Horse island had nattirally
called 'for a complete explanation on
his part, and she did not know Bow t6
answer Elsle' question. . Before.vshe
could gather her wits Isobel Inter
vened. - ;.; '
"If 3"oq tad been hi that,boat, dear,"
she said sweetly, "you would realize
the-topsy turvy condition of our brains.
Even ( Mr. Gray himself, the coolest
man on board, imagined we might sink
any moment, so what can, you expect
of those excitable Chileans? What aro
the discoveries yon spoke of?" v .
Well, some one placed, dynamite
among the coaL" ' r :; vi ;
"But who would do such a thing?"
"That is hard to say. -The captain
believes .that the culprit will be found
out through the insurance policies.
You cannot -tell how surprised I was
to hear him mention Ventana's same
In connection with it."
"Ventana's name!" , '
The blood ebbed away "from Isobel's
cheeks, leaving her pallid as a statue
There was a gasp in her voice which
startled her own ears. Lest her agita
tion should be noted too keenly she
benUforward and propped her face on
her clinched hands, staring fixedly .at
the distant cliffs in a supreme effort to
appear apathetic Elsie heard that dry
sob; but her friend'a seeming indiffer
ence misled her; : i
Yes," she said, wondering a little
whether or not CnristobaPs veiled hint
regarding a bygone tenderness between
the two might account for Isobers hys
terical outburst on the" night of the
ship's breakdown. , ySo, pondering un
spoken thoughts the whlfe, she told the
others exactly what Tollemache, Chris
tpbal and Courtenay bad said and even
revealed to them that which Courtenay
himself did not yet know. ,
You remember the poor fellow whd
got into trouble soon after we sailed
from Valparaiso?" she said. "His name
is Frascuelo. He was wounded again
in last night's fight, but not seriously.
and he and I arc quite chums.' He as
sures me tnat no was drugged by a
man named Jose Anacletb, who took
his place among the coal trimmers"
"Oh, Miss Maxwell, come quick!"
screamed Mrs. Somerviile. for Isobel
had lurched sideways out of ber chair
in a fainting fit,' and the missionary's
wife was barely able to save her head
from striking the ship's rails. I .
Joey was shot out. of, Elsie's lap with
such surprising speed that he. trotted
away Without any exhibition of lame
ness. He was quite disgusted for at
least five xnluutes, but it is reasonable
to suppose that a dog of his intelli
gence would brighten., up when he
heard the wholly unlooked for story
which Christobal was translating to
Courtenay . word .for. word as it was
dragged hesitatingly out of Suarez. -
The Argentine miner had been badly
Injured during the struggle for posses
sion of the promenade deck. Owing to
loss of consciousness, supplemented by
an awkward fall, he might have chok
ed to death had he not been rescued
within a few minutes. He was very ill
all night, and it was not until midday
that he recovered sufficient strength to
enable him to question the Indians on
board. . -
Courtenay wished specially to find
out what chance, if any,-there was of
the Alaculof attack cing renewed. '
It was obvious that ; some of the
maimed Indians recognized Suarez,
notwithstanding his 'changed appear
anee, the instant he spoke to them. At
once they broke out into an excited
chattering, and Suarez was so discon
certed by the tidings they conveyed
that he stammered a good deal and
seemed to flounder in giving the Span
ish rendering. -
"This fellow is telling us Just as
much as he thinks it Is good for us to
know," said Courtenay sternly- when
the Interpreter avoided his accusing
gaze. "Bid him out with the Whole,
truth, Christobal, or it shall . be his
pleasing task to escort his dear friends
back to their family circles." ;
Being detected, . Suarez faltered no
longer. A ship's lifeboat had been
driven ashofe lower down the coast
Fourteen men had landed. They were
captured by the Indians after a useless
resistance in which throe were killed.
The dead men supplied a ghoulish
feast next day, and the others were
bound securely and placed in a cave
in order to be killed at Intervals", an
exact parallel to the fate of Suarez's
own companions five years earlier. -'
But on thi3 occasion a woman' inter
vened. ; Suarez confessed very" reluc
tantly that there was a girl in the
tribe to whom he had taught Some
words of his own language. He
declared that the relations between
them were those of master and serv
ant but the poor creature had fallen
In love with himand had become near
ly frantic with grief when he disap
peared. . It was difficult, to analyze her
motives, but she had undoubtedly freed
the eleven sailors and" led them over
the' rocks at low, water to a cave on
Guahaco hill, believed by the Indians
to be haunted. The Indians ddred not
follow, but. they took good care that
no "canoes were obtainable in which
the .unhappy- fugitives could reach the
ship, and they were' ' confident that
hunger would soon drive them forth. ' '
Courtenay's brow became black with
anger -when he underatood the signifi
cance of this -staggering storyv--- ;yrr
"It comes to this," he said to Chris
tobal. The men who got away from
the Kansas in No. 3 lifeboat fell Into
the hands of the savages early on the
day of the ship's arrival here. Suare
Slipped ' his , cable that night, ; being
aware of the time' that eleven white
captives; were stOl alive. ? Yet he said
no vv.Qrd..not eyen. wh.cjj.he heard that
we Had seep one of tlwJ. bbatV water
casks in a eanoe. Whht sort, of mean
hound can he be?" . .
, Suarez " tteeded . ' Do ; "translation ;to
grasp : the- purport - of courtehay'a
words."!.He besought the senor captain
to have patience tilth hint.'- He had
escaped from a living tomb" andvfelt
that he vfould yield up his life" rather
than return. ' , Thereforo When be saw
how few in number and badly armed
were they, on board the ship be thought
if best to reihain silent as1 to the fafe of
the boat's crew. In the first place, he
fully expected that tiny, had been kill
ed by the Indian's, who would be en
raged by his ewti disappearance; sec
ondfy be alone knew how hoiieless any
attempt at a rescue must prove; final
ly, he wished to spare the feelings of
those; wh'6'".fiad.!beft,Iendea hinl. Of
what avail were useless mind tortur-
mgs regarding the hapfes' beihgs In-
the hands or -the savage?.;
There was. a certain piausibleness In
this reasoning which' curbed ' Courte
nuy's Wratlf, tbowgh It in no way di
minished his disgust.' . s. ' "
"Ask hioi.to aseertuin if the Iodhuw
believe the white uion.are still living,
he said. A fresh scries of grunts and
clicks 'elicited file fact that the smoke
column seep the previous day on Guan
aco hill had not boeu created by. the
tribe. " Suarez begged the senor captairt
to remember that fte Tiatt sioken truly
when he declared that its roeankig was
unknown to him. Probably from what
he now learned the girf who thvew iu
her lot with the sailors had built a fire
there. " - ' " ' :
Courtenay . turned on his heel and
quitted .the cabin... Christo'bal, . well
knowing how the demons of doubt and
despafr were afflicting Courtenay. fol
lowed him to the upper deck. Boyle
was in- the chart house, and- Tolle
mache. Each man noted. the captain's
troubled face. -.
Courtenay ; obtained a telescope.
With the tact "which ueVer failed him,
even in such a. desperate crisis as this,
he handed the -doctor his binoculars.
Then both men looked at the summit
of Guariaco hill." Though it was high
noon and the landscape was shimmer
ing in the, heat mist created by the uu;
usual power and brilliance of the sun,
they distinctly saw a thin, pillar of
smoke rising above the trees. Courte
nay closed hiS felcscope. He made to
approach Boyle, evidently for the pur
pose of giving some order, when Chris
tobal said quietly ;- . r.
"Walt! I have something to say to
you. l'ou ought to remain ou the ship.
Let me go!"
"You?" ' ' .--
"Yes, I. After all, it is only a matter
of taking command. On(T,man cannot
fo alone. He could not even pull the
lifeboat so fat; hence what you can
do I can do and I have no objection to
dying in that way."- '
"Why should either of us die?"
-"You know better than I how little
chance there Is of. "saving, those men.
You may deem me callous if I suggest
that the reasonable thing would -be to
forget the miserable - statement . you
have Just heard. Oh, please hear me to
the end. I am not talking for your sole
benefit, believe me. Greatly as I and
all on board are beholden to you, I do
not propose - giving myIife 'in your
stead because of jny abounding admi
ration : for your nany virtues. Well,
then, since you are so impatient as to
be almost rude, I pome straight to the
point -If you take command of a boat's
crew and endeavor to save the men
Imprisoned over there,, yon will almost
certainly throw away your life and the
lives of those who heln you. In that
event a lady ln'wjioni we are both in
terested will suffer grievously. On the
other hand, if I were killed she would
Weep a little, because she has a large
heart but you would console ber. And
the odd thing Is that. ;you and I are
fully aware that either you or I must
go off ou this fool's errand. There is
none other to'.takp the vacant place.
6ow, have I niade myself clear?"
"While I command the Kansas I am
responsible for -the well being of the
ship, her crew and her passengers.' I
could never forgive, myself if I left
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cannot permit either you or. Tolle
mache to take a risk which I shirk.
Boyle and Walker must remain on
board lest I fail. Now. Christobal,
don't make my dutv harder. Shake
hands! I am proud to claim von as a
'Huh," said Boyle, strolling toward
them. "What is It a bet?"
Yes," laughed - Courtenay. from
whose.fa.ee all doubt .had vanished., ."a
her if I don't return. And now Dull
yourself together. I want you to cheer
her. Above all thimrs. don't lot lr
know I am" leaving the ship. I'll just
swing myself overboard at the last
moment I can't say uoodbv. I don't
think I could stand that."
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The Spaniard wan left alone on the
bet lutiecd, and you hoM the stanes.
Have you. seen the smoke signal yon-
der?" And he pointed across the bay.
"Yes. Tollemache found, it again
twenty minutes since."
"It means that eleven of our. men
are there, expecting us to save them.
Hoist the shin's answering pennant
from the main yard swung out to star
board. Build a small fire on the' poop
and throw some oil and lampblack on
It. If they don't recognize the pennant
they Will understand the smoke. , Cfet
some food and water stowed in The
lifeboat and offer 3 a head to six men i
who will volunteer for a trip ashore..'
"I go in charge, of cousse, sir?" said
Boyle. . " ' ' ,
.- "You remain here and take command
during my absence. I want two re
volvers for a couple of the crew, and I
shall take my own gun. IMease make
all arrangements promptly. I am go
ing to my cabin for five minutes and
shall start Immediately afterward."
This was the captain sneaking.- His
tone admitted of no contention. Boyle
hurried off, and Courtenay went Into'
his quarters. - . '. .
"What do you think of it?" Chris
tobal asked Tollemache as the latter
appeared to be . sauntering after the
chief officer. ' '". !
-."Courtenay Is a hard man to atop."
said Tollemache, .vanishing down the
companion. The Spaniard was left
alone on the bridge. ' He paced to nnd
fro deep In thought. He scarce idared
probe his own communings. " So com
plex were they, such a queer amalgam
of noble fear and bane expectation,
that be could have cried aload in his
anguish. Big drops of' perspiration
stood on his forehead when Qotirtenay
came to biui.: . - - ..
' ''For God's, s&'ke, don't . go." said he
hoarsely. "Doyou know you are plac
ing me oh the rack5" i" ' :':
, "Your sufferings are ef your i own
contriving, . then. Why,; man; there's
no reason for all this, agony. - I have
written to Elsie, briefly explaining mat
ters. ."Here", la. the. letter ; Give it to
. : BirofctBirs. '
. . , utocks.
PRIVATE WIRES TO NEW TOKb
109 MAIN STREET, - DAVENPORT
r " "
v. PHONE WEST 407. -
American Ins. Co........ Newark, N. 3.
Continental Ins. Co... "New York
Agricultural Ins. Co ..New York
Farmers' Ins. Co............ .York, Pa.
Williamsburg Ins. Co. .New York
Now Hampshire Ins. Co. '.N. Hampshire
Northern Ins. Co........... .New York
Security Ins. Co.,... New Haven, Conn.
Ins. Co., -State ot Illinois.. 'Rockford. I1U
Connecticut Fire Ins. Co.... Connecticut
Office Room 3,'Buford block. Rates
as low as consistent with security. ;
Incorporated Under the State Law.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL. ,
Capital. SI 00,000.00.
4 Per Crat latereat Paid Dcalta.
Money Loaned on Personal, Collateral,
or Real Estate Security; Farm Loana
in Rock'- Island County Kspeci-
, ally Solicited. , .
OFFICERS Phil Mitchell, president;
H. P. Hull, vice president; P. Oreena
DIRECTORS R. R. Cable, William EL
Dart H- P. Hull. E. W. Hurst John
Volk, P. Greenawalt. Phil Mitchell. L.
Simon, IL S. Cable. ,
Began the business July 2, 1898, and
occupies the southeast corner ot Mitch
ell & Lynde building:
REAL ESTATE " AND INSURANCE.
....... .... .
; Good Investments !n real, estate.'
., ' Safe Insurance. Your -.patronage
.is solicited. .- ' t
. ; . - 1712'- 8eeond Avenue.
Silver ; Aluminum - Jelly Moulds
; . -"Free.' - ' '
Individually, molded desserts are now
considered the prtpfr:thinir. . The-molds
are hard to get outside the large cit
fps, but unera ot JELL-O, the dainty
dessert, fan get them absolutely .free.
CiTculnr' In each " package explaining
and - Illustrating the. different patterns.
JELL-O 4s -sold by all good grocers at
ioc per -pacicase.' ix not accept a eub
stitute or you will be disappointed.
GcDEifcmH Tircngft - auadl
(Incorporated Under State Law.)
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
O. E. CASTE EL, President
L. D. MUDGE, Vice President. i
H. B. SIMMON. Cashier.
Capital Stock, $100,000. Faar Pec Ceat
Iatereat Paid Deaealta.
DIRECTORS C J. Larkln. H. E.
Curtis, II. E. Casteel, L. D. Mudge, H.
D. Mack, John Schafer, M. S. Heagy,
IL B. Simmons, IL H. Cleaveland. Mary
E. Robinson, W. J. Sweeney, H. W.
Trcmann. ' - - ,'-'.' . 7
Estates and property of all -kinds are
managed by this department, which la
kept entirely separate from the bank
ing business of the company. We ac
as executor of and trustees under
Wills, Administrator, Guardian, and
Conservator of Estates. -
Receiver and Assignee of Insolvent:
Estates. General 'Financial aAcent for
Non-Residents, Women. Invalids, and
Jt Eats Up Rust.
6-54 will make an old, rusty
' Stove, or Stovepipe, look like now,
because it eats up nut. When you
aetup your stoves, this Fall, give
tbem a coat of 6s4; It Is applied
like paiat, will not rub off and
; SHINES ITSELF. It also
Twr Cl by AD Qsjrdwmra X)oari.
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