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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 12. 1908.
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I By FERENC MOLNAR. ll
Sp ' Dramatized by OLIVER HERFORI MS
88 Adapted by JOSEPH O'BRIEN 5f i
jlj Copyright. 1908. by HEJKTty XO. SAVAGE
SYNOPSIS OP PRECEDING CHAP
TERS. CHAPTER I. In the studio of Karl
Mahler, a young painter, Olga Hoff
mann, for six years the wife of Banker
Herman Hoffmann, feels stirring again
her girlish love for Karl. At her hus
band's request Karl is to paint her por
trait. Suddenly, rising from an arm
chair, a mysterious, . repellent, yet fas
cinating stranger appears before Olga.
He seems to her the incarnation of evil,
and she flees.
CHAPTER II. Karl scorns to have
outgrown his boyish passion for Olga.
After the sitting for the portrait, on
the same evening, Karl is to meet at
Olga's - reception a young girl. Klsa.
whom Olga has in mind as bride for
the young painter.
CHAPTER 111. Karl is oppressed by
the feeling that an unseen presence oc
cupies his armchair. His model. Mimi,
to whom he has made love lightly and
Who loves him. renroaohes him for neg
lecting her in view of his approaching
CHAPTER IV. Left in the studio
with Karl for the sitting. Olga tells
the artist she has fought for six years
against going there. She is overwhelm
ed with a sense of terror.
CHAPTER V. Despite the earnest
efforts of Olga and Karl the past rises.
As she takes off her waist in the dress
ing, room preparatory to donning a
shawl in which to sit, the mysterious
CHAPTER VI. The stranger calls
himself Dr. Millar. He recalls to Karl
a meeting at Monte Carlo, where his
gold enabled the artist to win. He
seems to bring to the surface of the
young woman and the artist their un
lawful passion. Olga, dismayed, rushes
into the outer studio.
CHAPTER VII. L'nder the cynical
observation of Millar the wife and the
artist feel themselves compromised by
tnelr presence together in the studio.
although they are innocent. Olga is
fascinated by Millar and invites him, de
spite her intuitive fear of him, to her
reception. After-warning Karl against
marriage, ne joins Karl s hand and Ol
gas, declaring they would make a
CHAPTER VIII. Incited by the sub
tle urging of Millar, the devil incarnate,
Olga and Karl, forgetful of her hus
band, cling to each other. As their lips
meet there comes a ring at the door
bell. It is Herman, returning ofr his
CHAPTER IX The devil inspires
Herman with suspicion concerning the
hour spent In the studio, during which
ho work was done on the portrait. Mil
lar Interests Herman by his knowledge
of business affairs, and at Herman's
behest Olga again . invites the devil to
rer ball despite her own wishes. Olga
And Herman leave the studio, Karl re
maining with Mimi. Olga becomes jeal
tus of Mimi, and Millar promises to in
f irrupt the model's chat with Karl.
CHAPTER X. Inflamed by the devil
with renewed love for Olga. Karl tries
in vain to snoot him with his own pis
tol. The tells him lie will himr.elf make
love to Olga in her own home that same
night at the ball.
CHAPTER XI. Freed from the influ
ence of Millar, Olera is a train the duti
ful wife, bit in his presence at the ball
she is infatuated by hjm. ; She presents
lvari to Eisa.
CHAPTER XII. The devil seemincly
meets his match in Elsa. a charming,
innocent girl, who declares -to him she
will marry Karl because she loves him
in spite of her knowledge of the fact
that he loves someone else. Her best
weapon in the fight for love, the devil
tells herwis her puritv.
CHAPTER XIII. Karl forces himself
to make love to Elsa. and the devil
thereupon makes Elsa and Olga jealous
of each other.' He tells Olga he has
made a wager with Karl that she will
fall in love with him tonight.
Karl" tried to kill "me" with this little , dared.
when he swore that Olga should 'love
him, should be "bis. He would" have
liked to take Millar's throat in his two
, hands and throttle him.
Keenly aware of the inferno he had
raised in Karl. Millar continued to
chat affably. Karl not deigning to an
swer.. many Miliar saw:
"You seem annoyed."
Karl lost control of himself and
leaped to his feet. He went close to
Millar, staring into his eyes.
"I am annoyed. Do you want to
know why?" he demanded, putting all
the insolence he could command into
i "No," Millar replied, with a smile.
1 "I want to tell you why," Karl de-
Oiga stepped through the door into the
room. She was clothed from bead to
foot in a beautiful, shimmering, fur
Above the top button gleamed her
bare throat. Her white arms project
ed from the short Jsleeves. The hem
of the skirt fell to the tips of her white
satin shoes. -
(To Be Continued.)
ILGA looked angrily at the
stormy little Elsa as she
floundered from the room into
the ballroom, followed by the
enraged Karl. Millar smiled more cyn
ically than ever as he saw the play of
emotion on Olga's face. His ruse had
worked admirably. He had at least
beaten down Olga's will, but he had
yet to make certain of Karl.
"How dared she speak like that?"
Olga demanded, turning to her cynic
Millar. "Karl must love her."
"Let us uot reach conclusions so
hastily," Millar said. "First let me
tellyou how Karl answered me this
."When you made the wager?" Olga
"Yes; when I promised to make you
fall In love with me."
"What did he say V
"He tried to kill me," Millar answer
The color rushed to Olga's cheeks.
Her eyes sparkled as she turned them
toward her tempter. It was delight
she felt mad, unreasoning ' Joy that
Karl's love for her had prompted him
to kill another who threatened to win
her from him. Still smiling, Millar
went on, taking the shining revolver
from bis pocket and showing it to her.
"With Jala .own .bands, .dear .lady,
on the positive guarantee
that if it does not give sat
isfaction we will return the
entire amount of money paid
'.N us for it." ': . "" "
We ask all those who are
run-down, nervous, : debili
tated, aged ' or weak, and
every person suffering from
stubborn coids, hanging-on
coughs, bronchitis or incipi
ent consumption to try Vinol
with this understanding.
HARPER -HOUSE) PHARMACY.
pistol. I took It away from him."
"He tried to shoot you.'" oiga ex
"Yes, and he would have done so.
This is nicely loaded for six." -
Almost to herself Olga whispered
her next words: "; .
This afternoon he wanted to kill
you when you only spoke of- making
love to me, and now he saw you
whisper In my ear, ' hold my hand.
touch my shoulders. W hy, he must
have fallen iu love with"
Don't you think it silly to shoot a
friend on account of a woman?" Mil
lar interrupted before she could pro
nounce Elsa's name.
Oh, he's fond of me. Perhaps you
said something about me," Olga stum
bled on hurriedly. "Karl holds me in
high regard. But there is no doubt of
it, these young people are iu love."
I fear you regret the success of
your matrimonial scheme for Karl and
Elsa," Millar said.
"Do you think it will be successful?"
she asked eagerly.
I don't know. But we may find
out easily enough.
Millar took a turn up and down the
room, his upslanting eyebrows drawn
together in deep thought.
'This afternoon he tried to shoot
me when I told him I would make you
fall In love with me," he said, stop
ping in front of Olga. "That means
love. Don't speak to me of respect or
regard, my dear lady. They fire off
cannons in salute out of respect, but
when they draw pistols that means
love. Xow, you think Karl loves this
little girl. Suppose we find out who is
right. We will make Karl tell us him
Olga turned away, with a gesture of
dissent, but Millar went on insinuatingly:
Of couire I understand it Interests!
you only because you planned this
marriage, and, after all. it is only risht
that you should foci a certain amount
of pridf in the success of your plans.
Is it not so?" .
"Yes; that is true."
"Very well. then. Karl shall tell us
which was real, his attempt to murder
me or this littl? affair with Elsa."
"But how? You don't mean to ask
Karl?" Olga asked iu bewilderment.
'You are not going to listen at key
holes?"' "Oh, madame. no."
"Then how can we make him tell
"It is simple. I have a plan. But
you must follow my instructions to
the letter. Don't ask for any reasons.
Simply do as I say."
Olga looked nt him reflectively. She
knew instinctively that he had some
new bit of devilish ingenuity, some
sinister twist of that marvelous brain,
and she was afraid. But she wanted
more than anything else to be assured
that Karl did not love. Elsa,. that her
scheme for their marriage had failed,
and she replied:
"Very nell. It is agreed."
"I saw you once at the opera with a
very beautiful cloak that covered you
completely from your neck to your
shoe tips. Have you such a cloak
now?" V ' -
"Good. Put this cloak on. Let only
your bare neck show above it and the
tips of your shoes beneath. Button it
from top to bottom as If you felt cold.
Then we shall "need but the presence
of yourself and Karl here in this room
to solve the problem."
Olga looked at Millar a moment In
silence. There flashed Instantly through
her mind the full meaning of his dar
ing suggestion, and at first she was on
the point of Indignant refusal. Then
she as quickly resolved to carry out
the scheme to beat the man at his
own cunning game; to find out for her
self what Karl really felt.
"Unconditionally obey me. and we
shall know everything," Millar assured
her. observing her hesitation.
"This is very mysterious," Olga said
slowly. "What strange influence do
you possess that compels me to obey
your win ? Your eyes seem to have all
the wisdom of the world behind them."
"You do my eyes poor, scant Justice,"
Millar replied. "Xow go, dear ma
dame. If any one expresses astonish
ment that you wear a cloak indoors
simply say that you felt cold." .-
"It really is cold,". Olga said, with a
little shiver as they turned away "
"Out this way," Miliar sald-quickly,
pointing to the palms and a door be
yond them. "Karl is coming." !
Olga gathered her skirts up and hur
ried from the room Just as Karl en
tered. The young artist caught a
glimpse of her dress as she disappeared
behind the palms. He looked at Millar,
with jealous rage making . his eyes
glow. : '
"Who was that?" he demanded.
, "Who?" Millar asked blandly. - ,
' "Did Olga run away from me?"
!"Xo one ran from you that I know
of, Karl.' " That is a pretty girl, my
young friend, that little Elsa." "
. "Yes, she is pretty," Karl replied ab
sently, sitting down at a table. ' '-.
He was still tortured by the sight of
Millar leaning over Olga, touching her
hands, whispering in her ear He was
j "Please don't," Millar said deprecat-
"Yes, I will," Karl went on belliger
ently. "I am amazed at the change
which has come over you since this
afternoon. . Don't imagine that it is
on account of Olga. We won't dis
cuss her at all." ,
"Certainly not! She Is out of the
question," Millar assented warmly.
"Absolutely." Karl ' went on. "I
came here this evening determined to
ask Elsa to marry me." ,
"Fine! I am very glad to hear It 1
wish you good luck, my boy!" Millar
cried, with enthusiasm.
"You are glad?"
"Delighted!" Millar assured him.
"It does not take you long to change
your mind," Karl continued, still with
a truculent air. "This afternoon you
Insisted I should not marry Elsa. To
night you , are delighted at the prospect."
"Oh, yes. I see the matter now in a
Then it was Oiga who ran away as
I entered!" Karl almost shouted, glar
ing at him menacingly.
Ran away! Why should she run
sway?" Millar asked, pretending embarrassment.
"Don't act like a cad!" Karl cried
"What do you mean. Karl?"
"I mean exactly what I say. Don't
act like a cad. If you were a gentle
man yon would hide your pleasure."
Millar pretended to be shocked at
the Indignation of the young artist,
which secretly delighted him.
"Don't talk that way. Karl," he
urged. "As you seem to have pene
trated my secret, I suppose I might as
well but have you made up your
toind to marry Elsa?"
"And you will not change your mind.
"I will not change my mind."
"Well, of course if that is the case I
jan tell you. I"
He hesitated as if embarrassed at
his own question. Karl cried roughly:
"And did you succeed?"
"Well, I"- v
"What of her husband?"
"Ah, Karl, be is deaf, dumb and
blind!" Millar cried gleefully.
Stifled with the pain at his heart.
Karl turned away
"This nfternoon at my bouse yon
met her for the first time." he said.
"Ah, Karl, she Is a clever woman,
cleverer than I thought," Millar said;
affecting tremendous enthusiasm. "She
deceived me this afternoon about. ber
true character; she has been deceiving
all" of you. I am sure of if. Oh, she Is
grand, fantastic, passionate, daring.
Think of it, Karl," he went on. going
close to the boy and leaning over him.
bringing out his words so that every
one seemed to iwnetrate his heart
"think of It, tonight a kiss behind a
door in front of which her husband
was standing. Danger fascinates her.
And Just now. a moment before you
came in, we agreed"
"So it was she?" Karl interrupted.
"Oh, yes; it was she," Millar admit
ted. "I suggested a wild plan, Karl;
almost too daring for the first day of
our acquaintance. Her honor, position,
everything depends upon its success.
Of course I did not dream she would
carry it out. I suggested it merely to
sound the depths of her passion. But
she loved the idea and insisted upon
doing It this very night. If It fails we
Karl trembled with apprehension for
Olga, whom he believed in the devilish
powers of this man. .
"What is It?" he asked.
"She will be here In one minute,
dressed In an opera cloak and nothing
else. Think of it, Karl, the daring of
it. She will walk through the ball
room on my arm among all those peo
ple, her friends, her husband, with no
one In the secret but we two and you.
Ah. Karl. I told you she would be
mine," Millar concluded, with raptur
With a wild cry Karl sprang at Mil
iar, hurling one word at him :
"Karl, be careful," Millar protested,
"It's a lie, a damnable, dirty lie!" E -rl
cried, trying blindly to reach him
grasp his throat, to throttle him. J
Millar deftly avoided him and laugh
"I have trapped you who tried to
trap me," he cried. "You love Olga
"Yes, I love her," Karl cried loud
ly. "I love her, and yet Iwill marry
Elsa.' "Now, I have listened to your
Infernal lies. ' I have watched yon
gloat over them. Men like you steal a
woman's reputation and boast of It and
call it success. But you shall pay for
It now,' this minute, when I kick you
oat of the house. Out with you, like
sneak thief that you are." v
He advanced determinedly on Millar,
who quietly faced him. ,
"Remember, Karl, that I have the
pistol now," he said coolly.
"Out with, you, you sneak thief.'; I
am not afraid : of you," Karl cried
again. . . u
He was about to seize Millar by the
throat when he started back In amaze-
' Society news, writ-ten or telephoned
to the society editor- of The Argus, will
be jrladly received and published. - But
in either case thq Identity of the sender
must be made known, to insure relia
bility. Written notices must bear sig
nature and address. '
Missionary Societies Meet. Wom
en's Missionary societies of the United
Presbyterian churches of the three
cities held a meeting Saturday after
noon at the United Presbyterian
church in this city. A large number
cf ladies were nresent from the
Woman's Missionary society of Dav-
ei.port, the Woman's Missionary and
Young Woman's Missionary societies
cf Moline and from the Woman's Mis
sionary and Kate Hill Mission society
cf this city. The afternoon program
n-as opened with devotionals followed
by a paper on "Work Among Our
Jiountaineers" by Mrs. Foster ,of Dav
enport. ,Mrs. W. M. Story of Moline
read a paper on "The Value of Neieh-
:ojs" and Miss Mary Bailey of Coal
Valley read a paper on "Power for
Service." "Miss Florence Andrews
sang a solo and theoroeram ondd
with a discussion of the advisability
oi holding tri-city gatherings several
times during the year. While noth
intj aennue was decided a meeting
in each of the tri-city churches durin
the coming year will probably be held.
Following tne program the ladies spent
a delightful hour in sociability and
the local ladies as hostesses served
nice refreshments. '
In Honor of Miss Oltmann. The
I.Iisses Lark'.n at their home, 55C Thir
tieth street, were hostesses Saturday
f.fternoon to the members of the Buz
crs club and the Sewing club at a
variety shower in honor of Miss Fern
Gitmann, whose marriage to Leo Lar
kin takes place this week. The wed
ding colors, pink and white, were ef
fectively used in the decorations of
the house. A dainty course luncheon
was served ir the dining room and
Just after th serving of tire lunch the
g'fts were showered on -Miss Oltmann
large pink umbrella was suspended
worn the chandelier above her.am
when she dew the pink ribbon at
tached the gifts were showered upon
ber, the company. of young ladies at
the same time showering her with
quantities of rice. '- The bridal party
will be entertained at a dinner party
this evening. '..r
tormented by the Insinuating words i meat at What seemed to be the fulfill'
he'tuail hadutteted In the nfternouft ; meat af'fiff other's' yUnteter promj,1
Silver Wedding Anniversary. Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Larson at their home
102? Fifteenth street. Saturday even
ing celebrated the 25th anniversary cf
their marriage. A company of about
150 guests was present, who spent the
eening in a delightful social was'.
Short congratulatory addresses were
made by Neis Larson and J. S. Wigers,
n orchestra furnished music during
i he evening and lunch was served
Among the large number of beautiful
gifts was a sclid silver fruit dish from
IN FIVE JWINUTES
There Will be No Stomach Misery or
Dyspepsia if You Take
Svithoid lodge. Mr. and Mrs. Larson
Tvere. married in this city and have
jved here ever since.
Entertains B. G. G. Club. Miss Ger
trude Etzel Friday evening at her
home entertained the members of the
B G. G. club. The evening was spent
in games and mus'c. the prizes being
awarded to Mrs. E. J. Timothy and
Miss Frances Staffenbiehl. A dainty
luncheon was served.
Entertain Friends. Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Von Postel entertained a party
of friends at their home, 1301 Second
ttreet, Saturday evening. The even-ii-g
was passed pleasantly witli music
and at a late hour luncheon was
123. Erie 32 '4, Lead S2'a. C. & O.
4314. B. R. T. 49'4. B. & O. 97, Atch
ison 88, Locomotive 49, Sugar 131,
St. Paul 13C, Copper 75. Republic
Steel preferred SO, Southern Ry. 21.
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock, Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, Oct. 12. Following are
the wholesale prices in the local mar
Provisions and Produce. ;
Eggs Fresh, 22c.
Live Poultry Hens, psr pound, 8c;
springs, 12c pound.
Butter Dairy, 22c.
45c; beets, 40c; turnips, 30c,
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 80c; oats, 47c to 50c,
wheat, S5c to 90c. ,
Forage Timothy hay, $9 to $10;
prairie, $7.50 to $9; clover, $10 to $11;
straw, $6.50. " .
Coal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slack,
per bushel, 7c to Sc.
Potatoes, 60c; onions, jail drug stores.
Would Mortgage the Farm.
A farmer on rural route 2. Empire,
Ga., W. A. Floyd by name, says:
"Bucklen's Arnica Salve cured the two
worst sores I ever saw: one on my
hand and one on my leg. It is worth
more than its weight in gold. I would
jnot be without it if I had to mortgage
I the farm to get it." Only 25 cents, at
Chicago, Oct. 12. Following are the
market quotations today:
December, 101, 102V4, 100. 100.
' May, 103. 105, 103, 103.
, July, 98. 100V4, 98, 99.
December, 64, 64, 64, 64. .
May, 64 , 64, 64, 64.
July, 63, 63. 63, 63.
December, 49, 49, 49, 49 Vi.
May, 51, 5iy4, 51, 51. A
July, 47, 47, 46 ,46.
October, 14.25, 14.25. 13.87, 14.00.
January. 15.52, 15.67, 15.52, 15.57.
May, 15.40, 15.55, 15.40, 15.40.
October, 9.65, 9.70, 9.55, 9.55.
January. 9.27. 9.40, 9.27, 9.32.
May, 9.22, 9.32, 9.22, 9.27.
October, 9.00, 9.10, 8.90, 8.90.
'January, 8.30, 8.35, 8.27, 8.27.
May, 8.27, 8.37, 8.27, 8.27.
ENDS ALL STOMACH MISERY
Snyn Dlapepaln In an Abnolnee Care for
AH Stomach Trouble, and In at
the UruK Stores Waiting
When your stomach Is weak or lack
ing in gastric juice, anything that you
eat, no difference what it is, will sour
on your stomach, raise the bile and
acids to cover your food like oil on
water, causing indigestion, dyspepsia,
stomach nervousness and belching of
sour poisons, which produoe foul odors,
nasty taste, bilious headache, heart
burn, intestinal griping and make you
an object of misery. : This is stomach
trouble which can not be overcome
with ordinary digestive medicines. ; It
is caused by fermentation of your food.
which Will be remedied at once by
Pape's Diapfpsin.a preparation pleas
ant to take and as harmless as candy,
though it will digest, and prepare for
assimilation into the blood alt the food
you eat. . " . .
Indigestion is a result, not a cause of
your trouble. If the .'.stomach is sour
and., unhealthy, your food becomes
tainted, and that's what is causing the
indigestion and gas on stomach and
other miseries. Papers Diapepsin is an
antacid, most powerful digestive and
thorough regulator for weak stomachs.
These triangules will digest any kind
of food you .eat and will cleanse the
stomach and intestines in a natural
way, which makes you feel fine five
Any good pharmacy here will supply
you with a case of Pape's Diapepsin
for 50 cents. Just reading about this
remarkable stomach preparation will
not help. You should go now and get
a case. Put your 6tomach in full
health and by tomorrow you will for
get : the misery of stomach trouble.
Now or Never!
Receipts tot'ay Wheat, 40; corn,
17; oats. 209; hogs, 28,000; cattle,
29,000; sheep, 30,000.
Estimated receipts Tuesday
Wheat, 95; ccrn, 171; oats, 33G; hogs,
Hog market opened steady; Hogs
l?!j over, 4,900. Light, $5.60 6.25;
good heavy, $5.756.50; mixed and
butchers, $5.706.50; rough heavy,
Cattle market opened 10c lower.
Sheep market opened slow and
Omaha Hogs, 4,000; cattle, 9,000.
Kansas City Hogs, 13,000; cattle.
28.000. - V
Hog market closed weak to 10c
lower than Saturday's average. Light,
$5.506.15; rr.ixed and butchers, $3.60
S6.35; good heavy,. $5.656.40; rough
Cattle market closed weak 10c lower.
Beeves, $3.40 7.45; stockers and feed
ers. $2.604.50; cows and heifers,
Sheep market closed weak. -
: Minneapolis Today, 260; last week,
1,491; last year. 374. . -;
Duluth Todayr 630; last week, 843;
latt year, 439.
Visible supply of.. grain Wheat in
crease, 3,361,000; corn decrease, 572,
CC0; oats increase, 376,000.
. Liverpool' opening cables Wheat Vi
to lower, corn unchanged.
: Liverpool closing Wheat to
lower, corn unchanged. :
New York Stocks. '
New York, Oct. 12. Following are
the quotations on the stock market
today: ' . i
Gas. 97. U. P. 165. U. S. Steel
preferred 109. U. S. Steel common
47, Reading 131, Rock Island prefer
red 48, Rock Island common 20,
Your case is no different from many .-Northwestern 161, Southern Pacific
others. It Isn't stomach nerves or ca-104Vi, N. Y. Central 104. Missouri
tarrb, of the stomach, or gastritis, or! Pacific 54 Great ' Northern' 133,
dyspepsia. It is food rotting food Northern Pacific 141. "L.& N. 105J.
fermentation that's, all and : takes Smelters 87. C F. I. 36. Canadian Pa
about five minutes Jo overcome.- ' cldc 17C, Illinois Central 139,' Penna
IS THE TIME TO GET A BARGAIN IN HOUSEHOLD GOODS FROM
JONES' $10,000 STOCK, TO BE SOLD IN 60 DAYS, ON PAYMENTS
IF DESIRED. AM GOING ENTIRELY INTO THE LOAN BUSINESS.
WHO WANTS TO RENT THE FINEST STORE BUILDING IN THE
CITY 1609 SECOND AVENUE? WILL GIVE TWO TO FIVE YEAR
LEASE. RENT, $150 PER MONTH; 30x150 FEET DEEP; THREE
FLOORS; FINE ELEVATOR. WOULD MAKE A FINE LOCATION
FOR CLOTHING STORE NONE IN BLOCK.
Jones For Loans.
WE HAVE A FINE, OLD ESTABLISHED COUNTRY TRADE FOR
WHOEVER RENTS BUILDING. 300 RANGES AND HEATERS.
1609 Second Avemje.
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We all go to
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Second, Btvsv London Bids.
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