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t Boy Shoots Sister. As he was about
!to return a revolver -which he had been
fcleaning, to a bureau drawer, Tommy
M-a.1 Riuo, jo-year-oia son or Mrs. is. Lar
jklns, 326 West Third street, pointed
the weapon over his shoulder and In
80me tnanner aecidentnllv relpanpri th
thammer with what was the well nigh
fatal effect of shooting his sister, Miss
jFanny, In the neck. Mrs. Larklns had
jleft the home about 10 minutes before,
jwhen the boy took the 32-caliber re
volver, which was kept in the house,
to clean it. The only other person with
fhim at this time was his sister, who la
l4 years old. The serious outcome of
jthe incident, It is thought, fortunately
iwill not be attended with any fatality.
The fullet penetrated the young lady's
neck and is thought to have lodged in
jthe back of the neck.
I New Club Steward. N. C. Stanton, a
Jveteran cafe man who has been con
nected with catering departments of
!the leading hotels and railroads of the
country, has been selected by the board
(of directors of the Davenport Commer-
iclal rlllh tr fill tha trafa-nr-ir loft hir th
finieiuiuuu vl . r. jjiuiBr. e or me
Ipast 20 years Mr. Stanton has been
(connected with the Rock Island road as
manager of some of the railroad's eat
ing houses and is thoroughly conipe
tent.to fill the place to which he has
Will Build Road In Cuba. Hugh E.
Steele, master mechanic at the Daven
SYXOPSIS OF PRECEDING CIIAP
TEHS. CHAPTER I. Lieutenant Sommers.
Vniifd States navy, is ordered to the
)i!rant ftrol works, where a connon he
hns invented Is being1 cast. He meets
Frances Iurant. daughter of the steel
CHAPTER II Edward Pinckney,
rival of Sommers for Miss Durant'i
hand, as superintendent of the mill con
spires against Sommers and the success
if hi.i ciinnon.
CHAPTER III. Frances reveals that
she ras studied vireless telegraphy.
CHAPTER IV. Pinckney decides to
euppJant the Sommers pun with one In
vented by an employe. -Marsh, and nam
ed the Rhinestrom grun by Pinckney.
CHAPTER V Pinckney and Som
CHAPTER VI Frances and Som
mers learn that each loves the other.
CHAPTER VII. Pinckney puts Smith,
a drunken foreman, In charge of fialsh
Inft th Sommers sun.
CHAPTER VIII. Sommers surprises
Pinckney by appearing: at the works.
CHAPTER IX. Frances Durant also
enters the steel mill, as she has heard of
TTJRIflUG A DIBIT TRICK.
PINCKNEY started at first, too
amazed to speak. Finally he
managed to pull himself to
gether. "Frances! What are you doing
here?" he exclaimed.
: The girl's reply was a contemptuous
"I don't have to ask what you are
"Yes," she cried. "I know you are
trying to ruin Mr. Sommers' gun, and
that's why I'm here to prevent it"
Her hatred of dishonesty, her love
for Sommers, her pride in the honor
of the Durants. had all combined to
drive the girl into a fury of passion
that Pinckney had never seen before.
He could not fight against it He
knew that, and so he had to temporize.
Instead of showing anger he only
smiled with apparent surprise and
"What could have put such a ridicu
lous notion in your mind, Frances?
It's too foolish to discuss. Who told
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port plant of the Corn Products Refin
ing company, has resigned his position
and left Saturday for the east. Next
Saturday he sails from New York for
Cuba, where he will supervise the
building of a railroad.
Desmond Promoted. -Leonard Des
mond, who has , been with the local
weather bureau for three years, has
been promoted and will leave the Dav
enport office. He has been assigned to
another station as an assistant fore
caster. To what station he has been
transferred has not been announced.
Professor McDermctt on Leave.
Professor C. J. McDermott, a lay teach
er in charge of the commercial depart
ment at St. Ambrose college, has been
granted a leave of absence until next
September by the faculty of that insti
tution. The condition of Mr. McDer
mott's health demands that he take a
rest and that his health be given a
chance to' recuperate. He was operated
on at Mercy hospital last week. Rev.
P. J. O'Reilly has been appointed a
member of the faculty on account of
the retirement of Mr. McDermott.
Obituary Record. James Wood died
Friday at his home in Princeton, after
a lingering hlness from a complication
of Internal and nervous diseases. He
had been a resident of Scott county for
65 years and celebrated his golden
wedding five years ago. Besides his
wife, six children, Willis, John, Charles,
Herbert, Miss Sadie, and Mrs. Vance
Poston, all of Princeton, survive him.
The funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon from the Presbyterian
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girl esclalineil angrily.' "Lucy Smith
told me. O'Leary told her. He was
hurt becauso he wanted to be honest
She came to the house to find Mr. Som
mers, and I borrowed her dress to
come here quickly and warn bim."
Pinckney was smiling now with re
lief. He saw he had a chance if he
could only got the girl out of the way.
"And you believe such a story?" he
protested in a hurt tone. "Why. my
child. O'Leary was delirious. Smith
was drunk and struck him while they
were fightiog a plain, ordinary fight
between hot headed workmen.
"What possible reason could I have
for wanting to Injure this gun? To
have it a success means as much to
your fnther and to me as It does to
Sommers. Think of the reputation of
the plant, of these works, that your
father has spent his life in building
"Why. Sommers is here now looking
after the gun himself. If he were to
hear such a story it might ruin your
father's business. You don't want to
ruin your father's business on the
word of a delirious workman, sore on
his foreman for beating him? Don't
you see how wrong you are?"
The girl hesitated. It dld seem
plausible. O'Leary was hurt He
had been fighting. And then she did
not imagine any one could be so con
temptible as to fight a rival in the
way Pinckney must be doing If he
really had planned all that O'Leary
The girl felt that perhaps she had
been too hasty. She felt Just a bit
foolish, coming there in Lucy Smith's
clothes and possibly exposing herself
to ridicule before the men. She hesi
tated, looking at Pinckney.
From the other end of the furnace
room, where he had gone to Intercept
Sommers, Smith had made out Lucy,
as he supposed, talking to Pinckney.
The drunken rage of the foreman
changed instantly to this new object
Why should Lucy be talking to
Pinckney?. What was she doing there?
He had warned her time and again to
keep away from the works, and espe
cially from Pinckney and the office,
because Smith knew Pinckney and
the advantage which be bad taken
of his position more than once to in
jure girls whose fathers and brothers
depended on him for their livelihood.
The general manager was a Jlttle
czar in the town. Mr. Durant did not
come Into close personal relation with
the men in the plant, and Pinckney
could take on and put off, make-and
ruin men at bis will. He had ruined
some, and others, - Smith knew, had
risen from the works through com
plaisance and pretended blindness to
the actions of the general manager. -
But the independent foreman did
not propose to put himself in that
class. He loved his family when be
was sober, and no matter what be
might do himself he was determined
that his wife and daughter should go
straight. No wonder, then, the sight
of his daughter talking to Pinckney
in the works before all the men en
raged him. With the bar in his hand
he lurched down the long room.
"Hey, there!" he shouted when he
had come close. "What do you mean
talking to this fellow? naven't I told
you I didn't want you hanging around
the works and not to talk to him?
Now, you get out of here quick!"
Frances turned, and Smith stepped
"Miss Durant!" he exclaimed. "Ex
cuse me, miss. I thought you was
"Thaf.s all right, Smith," exclaimed
Pinckney hastily. "No trouble now,
remember." And ho turned back to
Frances. "Come to the ofllce, Frances.
Come away from here. I will explain
everything to you fully."
Puzzled and a bit uncertain as to
Plnekney's real attitude, the girl obe
diently followed hi in up a 6bort flight
of steps and Into a little overseer's
ofiBce that Jutted out Into the furnace
room. Pluckney closed the door after
"Mr. Sommers' gun is Just going
Into the tempering bath," he said.
"He is here superintending it So you
understand all must be right. Just
wait here a few moments, and then
you can see Sommers himself."
The suggestion seemed reasonable.
Frances nodded acquiescence.
"All right. I will wait" she said.
Outside iu the furnace room a fu
rious bustle followed the closing of
the little office door. Smith gave the
signal, and the big gun, caught In the
chol:is from the traveler, began to
rise slowly out of the trap furnace
and hung suspended, a huge mass of
white hot steel.
"Hustle it up, quick. Into the bath!"
yelled Smith, for already Sommers
had appeared at the end of the long
furnace room and was coming quickly
The men, driven on by their drunk
en boss, worked desperately fast. Tb
huge traveler carrying the Sommers
gun moved slowly toward the waiting
oil bath. It was halfway there when
Smith, the iron bar still in bis hand,
"So you're coming to take charge of
this Job, are you?" he sneered.
The naval officer tried to push by.
but Smith got in front of him.
"See here," exclaimed Sommers an
grily, "wait until you are sober before
you talk to me. Now, get away and
attend to your work!"
The order enraged Smith all the
"Who are you giving orders to?" he
yelled. "Come on, now; get out of
here! You'd better beat it up In the
office." He jerked his thumb toward
the little overseeing office. "Get in
there and talk to Pinckney. He's lock
ed up there with a lady friend of
Sommers' quick temper had begun
to flare at the Insolence of the fore
man. He had not come out from the
office in time, and be did not know
that It was his gun which the traveler
was slowly bearing to the waiting
oil bath. He saw only in front of bim
r.n insolent, drunken workman, who
should be discharged for coming on
duty in such condition.
"You drunken blackguard! I'll see
Pinckney, and if he doesn't discbarge
you I'll kick you out of here myself!"
He flung the foreman aside and, run
ning up the steps to the office, tried
the door. It was locked, and bis knock
brought no response.
Down below the men looked at .each
Overcome by Gat. Mrs. Anna E.
Sale, 1122 Twenty-fifth street was al
most asphyxiated early Thursday
morning by gas escaping from a hard
coal burner which filled her bedroom.
About 6 o'clock Thursday morning
Mrs. Sale awakened with a headache
and palpitation of the heart. She went
to open a window but could not ralJd
her arm. While trying to reach the
door she fainted but revived and was
finally able to call neighbors to her
Svea Fair Opens This Evening.
The Svea Male chorus fair will open
this evening in Turner hall. There
will be a variety of booths and at
tractive decorations find a change of
program nightly. The Olive Male
chorus appear Monday, Wednesday
and Friday evenings, and the Light
Guard band and the Svea boys every
night The fair will be open Thanks
Home Damaged by Fire. Fire was
discovered in the basement of the resi
dence occupied by Charles McCiitch
eon at ,1410 Fourteenth street It Is
thought that the blaze stared as a re
sult of a defective furnace pipe. The
blaze broke out in some pine boxe3
and quickly communicated to the first
floor. When the firemen arrived the
flames had burned through the floor.
The fire was soon extinguished, but
the house was filled with a heavy
smoke that damaged furniture and
St Marys Bazar In Progress. The
first annual fair held under the aus
pices of the Young Men's Catholic so
ciety of St. Mary's church In East Mo
line opened Saturday evening. Tha
fair is held in the basement of ths
church, which is located at Thirteenth
street and Bluff road. The floor 6pace
of the basement is 40x100 feet and
will provide ample room for the large
attendance which Is expeoted. The
booths are arranged on both sides of
the hall, and one in the center where
fancy work is on display. Seats have
been arranged for patrons in order o
afford them an opportunity to listan
to the band music furnished by the
East Moline band under the leader
ship of Harry Emmett. The band has
been engaged to play the entire week.
The entire hall Is decorated in Ameri
can flags and bunting, paper flowe"s
and wreaths. Japanese lanterns will
be strung In the ceiling and in numer
ous booths, adding attractivenesss to
the appearance of the hall.
Offer Services at Cherry. Six of the
young ladies employed at Malberg's
millinery store offered to give their
services to the sufferers at Cherry
Sunday. They offered to take cooked
food with them and work during the
day among the stricken families. Mrs.
O'Connor, the police matron, communi
nated with the Milwaukee road offi
cials, who were more than pleased to
Issue transportation to these young
ladles who were willing to assist, but
the road officials stated that there wis
plenty of help on hand. For that rea
son the ladles did not go, but their
offer Indicated their hearts are In the
other and, taking the cue from Smith,
laughed at the navy man. Slowly
Sommers came down the steps. What
was wrong? He could not make out
exactly. He saw Marsh, who had
been standing uneasily far in the back
ground, and motioned to him.
The head draftsman came slowly.
He knew how , important it was to
keep Sommers diverted from the main
object and was nerved to play his
part until the gun 6hould be disposed
"I wouldn't go in there If I were
you, Mr. Sommers," he suggested.
"Mr. Plnekney's in there with a girl."
Sommers bad been about the works
long enough to know Tinckney's repu
tation among the men, but this open
flaunting in their very faces was worse
than anything he had imagined.
"Who is It?" he asked contemptuous
ly. "I think it's Smith's daughter, Lu
cy," hesitated Marsh.
Sommers' face flamed with anger.
He understood now, he thought, why
Pinckney bad been willing to leave
Smith on the job, even though be was
drunk. It all seemed simple. Smith
must buy Immunity from punishment
In this shameful fashion.
Contempt for Pinckney and rage that
be should run the risk of being ruined
by the dirty work of such men roused
Sommers to fierce anger. He turned
back and ran again up the steps to the
little office, knocking fiercely this time
on the door.
"Fiackney, come out of there at
oncer he shouted.
The command was so fiercely given
the general manager could not but
obey. He opened the door, coming out
slowly and. in response to Sommers'
gesture of command, followed him
down the steps.
Frances, her face partly covered
with the shawl, came after Pinckney
At the bottom of the steps the naval
officer turned on the manager of the
works with fierce contempt
"No wonder you keep Smith drunk
on the job!" be exclaimed. "Haven't
you got sense of shame enough not to
take bis daughter in that office before
all these men?"
Pinckney understood the mistake.
but It was anything to gain time now
"What business is that of yours?"
he retorted angrily.
-Well, I'll make It my business."
came the fierce reply. "It's my busi
ness when snch conduct threatens to
ruin my work as well as ruin a girl's
name. ...You ought .to be. ashamed jpf
yourself. Now. get her" out quick.
Then take Smith off this Job." .
He turned bis back contemptuously
on Pinckney and the girl Just in time
to meet the blazing, wrathful face of
The assistant foreman had been
fixed up by the doctor and now, with
a bandaged head, had returned to the
works Just in time to see Pinckney and
the girl with Sommers at the bottom
of the steps. O'Leary, too, misunder
stood. "Mr. Pinckney," be yelled, "watch
me! I cross myself. I know whai
you've done to others, but you can't do
It to my girl. I cross myself, and with
It goes an oath that I'm going to kill
you with my bare hands!" '
He rushed forward, and Pinckney
jumped buck before bis fierce attack.
But escape would have been hopeless
had not Frances, throwing back the
shawl from ber head, stepped In be
tween, so that she faced both Som
mers and O'Leary.
Tbe wounded O'Leary stopped,
"Miss Durant!" he said slowly, in
amazement Sommers stared, startled,
not knowing what to say. Then he
saw the expression on tbe men's faces,
and that forced bim to speak.
"Mr. Pinckney, explain all this at
once, for the sake of O'Leary and
Pinckney shrugged bis shoulders.
"There's nothing to explain," he said.
"Miss Durant wanted to see the Som
mers gun made, and she borrowed one
of Lucy Smith's dresses so as not to
excite comment that's all."
His tone was . cool, collected, ' with
just a touch of surprise in it that any
explanation would be needed.
O'Leary stepped back awkwardly. -
"Yes, sir. I beg your pardon for me
Tbe general manager turned to
"Come! Let's go, Frances."
The girl had been looking at Som
mers and be at her. Both knew that
something more was needed. Some
thing more must be said before the
perfect understanding between them
could be restored.
Finally, with a half sigh, she turned
and started to walk away. Sommers
stepped close to Pinckney.
"If you don't explain aloud at once
why you attempted to put Miss Du
rant in an awkward position by ,'ock
ing that door I'll break your jad.
How dared you lock that door? You
with your reputation about these
"The door wasn't locked," retorted
Frances heard. She stopped short
her face flushed with shame. Was it
possible thatSommers thought there
was anything wrong In her being
there? Then anger at herself for com
ing and at bim for letting himself pro
voke a scene swept her to action. She
turned and stepped back quickly to
the two men.
"Don't say a word. Mr. Pinckney."
she ordared sharply. "I forbid you to
speak. Lieutenant Sommers can think
for a moment what his manner seems
to imply. I refuse to give him any
explanation. I must also refuse to
even see bim in the future."
Sommers looked at ber aghast.
"Miss Durant you don't under
stand," he exclaimed.
The girl looked him coldly up and
"I do understand, Mr. Sommers.
Good day." And, turning, she walked
Sommers looked after her for a
moment, then, seeing the hopeless
ness of the misunderstanding, turned
back to the furnaces. As he did so
for the first time he noticed his gun
being transferred to the tempering ,
"Here! What's this?" he shouted.
But before he could say more Smith
had stepped in front of him.
The foreman was wild with drunk
en glee now. He had won, he felt,
and there was nothing to do but hold
Sommers off a minute longer.
"What do you think of it now?" he
shouted. "Your girl was locked up
with him, wasn't she? Lots of chance
you stand agaisst the general man
ager when she'll lock herself in tho
office with him."
As the last Jeering word came out
Sommers swung wildly. Smith stag
gered, then came back with the iron
bar raised. In an Instant he bad
brought it crashing down upon the
lieutenant's head. Then, as the naval
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and seized bim.
"What . are you doing? shouted
But Smith, Insane from rage and the
sight of blood, was beyond managing.
He lifted the half "dazed sailor and
staggered with him toward an open
Naval men are used to bard knocks.
Sommers came to. He had dodged
partly, and the bar caught him only a
glancing blow. Now he realized his
danger and with a desperate effort
tore himself loose.
Smith had dropped the bar. It was
an even thing now. Wildly the fore
man rushed, but a straight left stop
ped him, and then a fierce right upper
cut delivered close, brought him to
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fell his head struck tbe ground Joist
under tbe big trip hammer.
The hammer was coming down when
Sommers with a quick Jerk dragged
his man out Just In time. Then as be
stood above bis senseless antagonist
he heard tbe voice of Pinckney Joyous
"All right! The Sommers gun ia i
The dirty trick had been safely
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