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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2r iai(V
LOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
From the Play of the
Same Name by
Copyright. 191P. by Winchell
Smith and Louis Joseph Vance.
just right, specially when 1
ctnn now nnrt then 'cause I
money for materials. But it's all right
now. Homer; it's all right now.
tion in Betty Graham's voice. Sam.
at all events, showed the least sur
prise. The old colonel wheeled to
ward the back of the store, his jaw
"And you say Boland Barnette's writ- : dropping and his eyes protruding a3
New York about
ins to some one
"Yes; be promised he would. I ex
plained it to Boland. and he seemed
SYNOPSIS OF PRKCKDIXG CHAPTERS.
Nat Duncan, discharged for i
tency by his employer, goes to the home
of his friend KellogB. who has helped him
"Fixin' up the sody fountain.
Meant to pet it workiu' last month.
Homer, but somehow I kind of for-
UoVympathJzes with. Duncan, wna , Eot,
meets some of his old tlm acquaintances , ne ppa away briskly at the sin
ayehifoferwamsbtlfneipdbuncan. we is gle faucet which protruded above the
discouraged, and outlines a novel schema , counter, lathering it briskly with a
whereby Duncan can repair nis snanerea metai p0ijsa that smelled to heaven.
though he were confronted with a
ghort as. in a way, he was. Even
I had been struck by that strange,
henrtrendinir similarity to her moth-
i real int'rested. He s kind, very h.inu. , or-s tone, and even I trembled a little
! I was inclined to doubt this and j to Dar that voice as lt SPemed, from
would probably have said something , ijpypnj the grave.
i to that effect had r.ot a shadow cross- , Rmy st0od at the foot of the stair
: ing the window brought me to my feet i caf.p Alarmed by the noise of the
! in consternation. But before I could co!otiers raging, she had stolen down,
j do mora than rise Colonel Bohun had j unhsard by any of us And ln that
you doing. Sam?" I I nung open the door ana siampeu u. nloraent i realized as never before
Tho scneme is that Duncan should go 10
a country town; dress well, so to church,
work steadily and thus attract and marry
the wealthiest -srlrl ln tn town.
TTHB Jiext jaornlng I went out for
1 1 a walk. I lingered a moment
outside Sam Graham's old and
much. . neglected drojj store,
tMaking of the. change that bad come
over it since f the death of Margaret
Graham, Betty mother, for, despite
Its eat o&the way location, the shop
had not .always been unprofitable.
"Wbfle 'Margaret lived (my heart still
ached with the memory of her name)
Sam's business had prospered. Sb
ha beea one-of those women who can
lis to any emergency la the Interest
of Her lored ones. The first to realize
Sam's Improvidence and lack of execu
tive ability, she .had taken hold of the
bnslnes with-a firm baod and made it
pay while she Bred.
During Margaret" s regime, -as I say,
the hop had thrived. Sam had few ill
wlsbers tn RsdrlHe. T The trade came
his way. Then Betty " was born, and
Margaret -died. -
Most of this. I hare-on hearsay. I
left Radvllle shortly after their mar
riage and did not return until some
months after -Margaret's buriaL By
that time the shop had begun to show
signs of neglect. Its stock was deci
mated, its trade likewise. Sam was
struggling with his inventions more
fiercely than ever seeking forgetful
ness, I always thought. The business
was allowed to take care of itself. He
had always a serene faith in his to
morrows. Now. the little shop had been far dis
tanced by the competitjpn of Sothern
& Lee. It was twenty years behind
the times, as the saying is. Small,
darksome, dreary and dingy, it served
chiefly as a living room for Sam. his
daughter and his cronies as well as
for his workshop. lie had a bench and
a ramshackle lathe ln one corner,
where you might be sure to find him
f;:ti;o!y potteries: ;it almost any hour,
lit owned the little building or that
portion of it which it were a farce to
"Do much sody trade. Sam?" j
He paused, passing his worn old '
fingers reflectively eros a chin i
enowy with a stubble of negiecrea
beard. "No," he allowed thoughtfully, j
"not so much as we used to now that j
Sothern & Lee ve got this newfan- j
gled notion of puttia ice cream in a j
nickel glass of Body. Most of the I
young folks go there now, but still I ;
get a call now and then, and every
He stopped short at sight or me. mis-
guided by his 'nearsighted eyes, and
I ainHml me out with a threatening
wave of his heavy stick. j
"Well, sir." he snarled. "I've come j
for my answer. Have you sense
enough la your addled pate to under
stand that, man? I've come for my
"And may have It, whatever it may j
be. for all of uie." I told him. !
His face flushed a deeper red. "Oh,
it's only you, is it. Littlejohn? I took ;
you for that fool Graham in this dirty
dark hole. Where is he?" j
I looked to Graham, and he followed j
the direction of my gaze to the work ;
bench, where Sam stood with his back i
to it. his worn hands folded quietly ,
before him. He seemed a little whiter
idht Oiscuits that melt m your mou
are made with
little bit helps." He rubbed on fe- ! tnan usual, i inougni, anu remaps u
rocionslv for a moment "Course I'd ' only my fancy that made him ap-
line of flavor
that the girl had more of her mother
in her than lay in that marvelous re
production of Margaret Graham's j
voice. As she waited there one de- j
tected in her pose something of her
mother's quiet dignity, in her eyes j
more than a little of Margaret's trag- i
edy. Of Margaret's beauty I saw
scant trace, I own. but ln those days
my eyes were blinded by the signs of J
overwork and insufficient nourish- j
tnent that marred her young features, I
by the hopeless dowdiness of her gar- J
Abruptly she moved swiftly to her !
father's side and slipped her hand into I
his. "What Is it, father?" she repeat- j
t-d, eying Colonel Bohun coldly. '
"Why. Betty." he said, tremulous j
"why, Betty, your grandfather here '
has been kind enough to offer to take j
you and educate you and make a lady !
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likely, if I carried a bigger Pr to tremble ever so slightly, for he of andand we were just ta!1
ivors." was quite calm and self possessed-s u dea,just t:l!king t ovcr.
nany do yon carry?" j much so that I rea zed for the first
Lard is the most commonly used cooking fat, yet,
according to well-known authorities, not 10 of the food
cooked with lard digests naturally and easily;
the other 90, instead of nourishing the
body, merely clogs the digestive organs
and starts stomach trouble.
CottoIe?ie is as pure, nutritious and whole
some as olive oil, and makes food which any stomach
can digest. It is more economical than lard because
it goes one-third farther.
Cottoh?te shortens your food; lengthens your life.
Made only by THE N. K. FAIRBANK. COMPANY
term the equity a bore the mortgage-
and Betty kept house for him in three
rooms above the store.
I pushed the door open and entered.
He looked up with his never failing
smile of welcome and a wave of his
"Howdy. Homer! Come in. Well,
well. I'm glad to see you. Sit down.
I think that chair there by the stove
win. hold together under you." .
"One." be admitted with a sigh
While I filled my pipe be continued
to rub very industriously.
"Why don't you get more?"
He flashed me one of his pale, genial
smiles. "I'm thinkin' of it. Homer.
Boon's I get some money in next
week, mebbe. There's a man in IT
York that mebbe can be interested in
one of my inventions, Roland Bar
nette says. Mebbe he'd be willin' to
put a little money in it. Roland says,
and of course if he does I'll be able
to stock up considerable."
I sighed covertly for him. He
rubbed, humming a tuneless rhythm
"Roland's goin to writ to him
"What invention?" I asked, incredu
Sam put down his bottle of polish j
! and came round the counter, beaming, j
j Nothing pleases him better' than an op- !
portunlty to exhibit some one of his
Innumerable models. "I'll show you, 1
Homer," he volunteered cheerfully,
1 shuffling over to his workbench. He !
' rasped a match over its surrace anc ,
applied the Came to a small gas brack- j
et lixed to the wall. A strong rush of !
; gas extinguished the match, and be ;
. turnpd the How half o.T before trying
! again. This time the vapor caught -;
and settled to a steady brilliant flame
' as white as snd much softer than
"There."' he s::Id in triumph. "What i
d'ye think of that. Homer?''
! "Why." I said. "I didn't know you '
had an acetylene plant." j
"No more have I. Homer."
"But what is that, then?" T demand-
i ed. ;
"It's my invention." he returned i
1 proudly. "I've been workin' on It two I
years, Hornrr. and on'y crot it goin' ;
: yestiddy. It's goin' to be a great tiling,
I tell you."
"But what is it. Sam?"
1 "It's gas from crude petroleum,
nomer. See!"' he continued, indicat
i ing a tank beneath the bench which
! seemed to be counected with the
! bracket by a very simple system. of
C -i3sfSta i piping, broken by a smaller, cylindrical
s & - j crude as lt comes out of the wells.
,;! Homer. It don't need reflnin'. and it
runs through this and down here to
this, where It's vaporized much the
same's they vaporize gasoline for au
tymobile engines, ye know and then
lt just naturally flows up to the brack
et, and there ye are."
"It's wonderful, Sam," said I, won
dering if It really were.
"And the best part of it is the econ-
time there was another mnn in Rad-
ville besides myself who did not fear
old Colonel Bohun.
"I'm here, colonel." he said quietly.
"What is it you wish?"
The colonel swung on him. shaking
with passion. But he held his tongue
f - . i v
tV-." . 1 -v.'-'. t;TJ
you mean that?" she flung at!
He straightened up and held himself j
well in hand, "is it the tirst you have j
heard of it?" j
- "Yes." She looked inquiringly at i
her father. !
"Why didn't ou toil her?" Bohun !
persisted harshly. -Were you afraid?" ! lh
-o. aru shook ms neau siowiy.
"I wasn't afraid, but it was unneces
sary. You see, Betty. Colonel Bohun
is willing to do all tnis for you od sev
eral conditions. You must leave me
and never see me again, lou mustn't i
even recognize me should we meet
upon the street. You must change
your name to Bohun and never permit
yourself to be known as Betty Gra
ham. Then you must" j
"Never mind, daddy, dear." said the ;
girl. "That is enough. I know now. j
I understand why you never told mo. '
It's impossible. Colonel Bohun knew
that when he made the offer, of
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NEW COURT TO UNRAVEL
jniIit at a liv.oting cif nil of the
ALL DOMESTIC TANGLES: work will be much like that of the
I court of domestic relations in New
American co-ntinent with a hand
i organ rnd a monkey, is held in trust
by the Hennepin county probate
court to be divided between charity
and relatives, according to a will rtf-i Chicago Will Have Tribunal Like ; York city.
! posit with the court. The property Court f domestic Relations i TllP
is ihht of John Zipncgo, who died
! Nov. lb.
in New York.
BOARDING IN A CUBAN HOME
You Must Not Mention Money, but You
Pay All the Same.
In Cuba, where money is not talked
of. where no one. is valued according
to his money, the ueed of it is never-
course. II" made it simply to harass lossless the sword hanging over every
you. daddy. It s Ins
"And that's your
snapped the colonel.
j Chicago. Dec. 2. A new court
, which will be devoted exclusively to
ithe unraveling of domestic taDgles,
the reuniting of estranged couples,
'the settlement of loors quarrels and
ithe righting of the wrongs of cliil
Idren was formally established last
new tribunal has not been
christened yet. but "court on do
mestic relations" and "family court"
have been sugge.-ted as suitable
names. The court v, ill have charge
of the following mnMcrs: wife aban
donment, child abandonment, child
delinquency, neglect of children, tru
ancy. 'Vii'-orrU'iod love," a f-pefieg
of sweethearts' quarrels, unimport
ant breach of promise suits.
livic with wrath.
"1 wuu'd not," she told him slowly,
"accept n favor from you. sir. if I were
Bohun drew himself up. "Then
Hid walked out
he told her
I To le l"on!
RAIL SECURITIES ARE VAST
kit- --5, A
Make l"p l ourili f S 1.72:J.::!)0,OO
Held by Banks of America.
Washington, Dec. 2. Railroad
bonds lead the list of securities hold
by the banks of the I'nited States
home. Money the lack of it is evi
dent everywhere, but the word is nev
er mentioned, writes Kate Jordan in
' the New Idea Woman's Magazine,
j "Be sure you do not speak of mon
! ey." the Cuban friend who had intro
' duced us had said. "From her cousin's
i brother-ia-law I know the senora ex
pects $10 a week for each of you. Put
this ia an envelope with her full name
' on it. which ycu know means uot only
her husband's name, but all of her
I own family names', which I will give
. you. and lease it where she will find
lt. It will disappear, but," said our
I Cuban friend proudly and sternly, "it
will never be mentioned."
To eat one's three menls under the
I Reader Cures His
Try it Frea
Simple way for any family to retain the good health of all its members
according to figures which were pre- what becomes habit Our table was
The editors of "Tlrnlth Hln5" and
"Qnpst ions and Answers" have one ques
tion that is put to them more often than
any other, and which. stranKely enough.
thy find the must difilcuit to -answer.
That is "How can I cure my constipa
tion?" Dr. Caldwell, an eminent specialist in
diseases of the stomach, liver and bowels
has looked the whole field over, lias prac
tised the specialty for forty years and Is
convinced that the ingredients contained in
what Is called Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin
has the best claim to I'tlcntion from con-
set under a palm on one of the gal- ; jt8 success in the cure of stubborn con
lcries. Our first taste of the iced or- Ftipation lias done much to displace tho
m r, . , I use of salts, waters, strong cathartics
anges of Cuba was a moment to be re- J arid Plich th)nKJt. Syrup Pepsin, by tn ir-
membered. 1 hev are peeieu whole ins the ptomach and nov.-ri muscles in
SDF HA15 KTOT,F: DOWN USHEABD.
, cutil he bad mastered himself some
what, a feat of e!f restraint on' his
: part over which I marvel to this day.
"You know weX. Graham," he said
' presently. "You got my letter the let.
j ter 1 wrote you a week, ago?"
i "Yes," said Sam. witTl a start of com
I prehension. "Yes, I got it."
j "Then why the devil, man, don't
I y)u answer it?"
; Sam's apologetic smile sweetened his
! pared and made public by Lawrence
! ). Murray, controller of the cur
Tho total holdings of bonds, stocks
'and other securities of all the banks and so close that even the juicy pods I "Kall do their work naturally, and w'th
in the I'nited States are S-l.Tl". ::().- ;ire rut into a little. A fork is stuck
j Oito. and, according to Mr. Murray's ' into each orange, and. resting in a bowl
; calculations, more than one-fourth of ice packed all night, they are in
j $ 1 .4.")".. 1 00.000 are rai'road bonds. the morning little globes of iced liquid
(The state banks hold all but $300.- ' sweetness. They are eaten while held
ooo.ono of that total amount. up on the fork, on the pulp, the skele-
Rp.ilroads are followed in order j ton of the orange being left impaled
by state, county and municipal bonds; on it.
with ? 1 .04 4,000,000 ,-ind I'nited; The Havana housekeeper believes in
Males bonds, with ? 7 T? .Soo.oon. ' having the cook, with the gravity of a
The banks hold $49i'.OOO.ooo of j prime minister, deposit the food on
bonds of public service corporations, j the table, because to her point of view
other than railroad, and ? 4 05,000,-1 what Is meant to be hot should be
(too of other kinds. They also hold; as hot as cayenne and what is meant
to be cold of a polar iciness.
After the cook's triumphal bearing in
of a lish other servants are on band to
give minor service.
its tonic Inrrodient' tronffthfnlng th
nerve, brings about a laxliini cure.
Amiitii! its urotiKfft supoi lei s are Mr.
John Jr.M-r lino of 9x .Milwaukee Ave.,
Detroit. Mich.. Mr. J. A. Vernon of Okla
homa City and thou -anils of others. It
can be obtained of any driiKKlt t;t fifty
cents and one dollar a bottie, or if you
want to try it liist a free sample hottla
cua be obtained by writing the doctor.
Dr. Caldwell doci not feel that th
purchase of his remedy end his obli
gation. He h;is prieeia Itzed in jnoninrh,
liver and bowel diseases for over forty
years and will be pleased to Rive the
reader any advice on the subject fre
of charge. All are welcome to writi
him. Whether for the medical ndvl'd
or the free sample address him Dr.
W. IS. Cnhl wen, -,41 Caldwell buildlnjf,
f;.ce. "Why," he said haltingly. "I'm
$'S3.000.000 of stocks.
The banks hold more than $ 2 I s .
nOO.QOO of warrants, judgments,
claims and miscellaneous securities
and more than $20.ooo,ooo of for
eign bonds and securities.
oiiiy, xxuiut-i. saw i uu o.iw , sCre j mPant no offense: but, you Pee,
jet six weeks, day in and out. And , Vm a Tery busv man j forgot iV.
simple to install. I tell ye" j .The devjl vou forff0t It! Dye ex-
"Have you got it patented yetr DM.t m. to rhflr manr.
"Yes. siree! Took out patents just as
soon as it struck me bow simple it 'ud
be more than two years ago. Only,
of . course. It took time to work it. out
Luscious Tree-Ripened Fruit
It is not sufficient to know that oranges are
the most healthful of all fruits. It is quite as
important to know the kind of oranges that are
most healthful and most palatable. The very
finest California orantjes are now packed under the
label "Sunkist." Please serve "Sunkist" oranges
at breakfast tomorrow and learn the superiority of
tree-ripened, seedless, fiberless oranges over the
commonplace kind. Don't fail to save the wrappers.
There is so much "meat" and nourishment in
"Sunkist" oranges and so little waste that, in addi
tion to their extra fine flavor and goodness, they are
really the most economical oranges to buy.
"Sunkist 99 Lemons Juiciest
Lemons differ as much as or.inses. Pithr. thick-skfnned
lemons contain -cry little juice. You waste money when you
buv them. l'leaie ask for ".Sunkist" Lemons and note how
uniformly sound each one is, and what a small percent-
ana m s&in ana noer.
Get This Valuable Orange Spoon
Save 12 "Sunkist" orangre (or lemon) wrappers
and send thetn to us. with 12 cents to pay chances. .
packin(r.etc..and we will present you with a genu
ine Koirers Orange. Spoon, of beautiful design and
hiiihest quality, flexin savin? wraDDers tndav. If
you desire more than one. send 12 "Sunkist" wrap
pers and 1J cents for each additional snrmn. In rmtf
tin?, please send one-cent stamps when the amount is lest
than 24 cents; on amounts above 24 cents, we orefer mnnev nr
express order or bank draft. Don't send cash. We will be elad
to sena yon complete list of valuable premiums. Hre honor both
ouuuii anu Kea can wrappers lor premiums.
ii; i amoraiei & uit. urowen JLXCnansre
If 34 Clark Street ' rK,V,,.
iTi r --
"I'm afraid you'll have to."
Isohun was speechless for a moment,
stricken dumb by a second seizure of
fury. But again he calmed himself.
"Very well; I'll swallow that inso
lence for the present"
"It wasn't meant as such. I assure"
"Don't interrupt me: D'you hear?
I've come for my answer. Yes, I've
come down to that. Graham. If you
cari't accord me the common courtesy
of a written reply I've come to hear It
frr-m your mouth."
Pom nodded thonghtfully. "Mebbe,
he said, "you forget you hive failed
i to accord me the common courtesy of
j atK sort of communication whatever
j for twenty years. Colonel r.ohun.
j Kten when my wife, your daughter.
I died you ignored my message asking
yo'i to her funeral."
"P,e silent:" screamed the colonel.
"Po you think I'm here to bandy
wcrds with you, fool? I demand my
"And as for that." continued Sam as
ev nly as if he had not b?en Inter- j
runted, "your proposition was so pre- ;
pos-ierous that it could have come only
TroTi you and deserved no answer. -
nil?, since you want It formally, sir.
it's no." !
far a moment I feard Hohun
wo-vld hare n stroke. The back of the !
oh.--!r I had just vacated and his stick ;
alone supported him thronsrh that '
! dumb, terrible transport He shook so I
j violently that I looked momentarily j
to see the chair break beneath him. '
There was insanity in his eyes. When
flnaily he was able to articulate it
wa in broken gasps.
"I don't believe it." he stammered.
"It's a . lie. 1 don't believe it. It's
macness. The girl wouldn't be so
"What is it. father?"
I don't know which of its three was
Organ Grinder Leaves $30,000.
St. Paul, Dec. 2. An estate valued
at more than JHO.noo, accumulated in
the wtndcrings of an Italian across
Malay houses are invariably built on
posts so as to raise the floor from four
to six feet above the ground. The
floor is composed of bamboo, with in
terstices between slats, the earth be
neath becoming the receptacle of the
drainage of the establishment- The
universal plan of the well to do na
tives is to build the house in two dl-visionsv-the
front one for receiving vis
itors and lounging generally, while the
rear portion Is reserved for the wom
en and children.
THE OHLY CURE
No case of Rheumatism was ever
cured except by a thorough purifica
tion of the bloorl ; just as lonp; as the
blood remains charged with ferment
ing uric acid poison, the painful dis
ease will continue. The pains and j
acho of "Rheilmritictn u re cimnlv en.
nerficml efferf, ,yh ,,; place is concentrated wisdom, and that
the ircnl.i tM!n, is how In our careless day a master j
be tenmorarilv 'rHWrd hv tlie.-innli. i of the commonplace gets to be regard
j " j i'
At 308 TWENTIETH ST
When In need of an electrician
or new rhone 5600.
call West ir,:.5.
Don't overlook the'fnct that we have the swcllcst
and newest line of fixtures in the tri-citicb.
ELECTRIC FANS, . MOTORS,
Estimates on all electrical
Dr. Johnson would have said a wise ij
thing had he said what somebody said
later for him "Come, let us take a
walk down Fleet street." It souuds
commonplace, but often a common-
cation of plasters, liniments, hot
cloths, etc. But the person who trifles
with this dangerous disease by de
pending on local treatment alone, 13
certain to pay for the mistake with
constant suffering later on. S. S. S.
cures Rheumatism in the only way it
is possible to cure the disease. It
goes down into the blood, and re
moves the uric acid from the circula-
I nun, inat vne nerves, oones, mus
cles and joints are lubricated and fed
i n r elements
instead of being;
ritated and in
flamed with the
When S. S. S.
and purified the
ed as an oracle. If you want to under
stand a people just do take a walk -many
walks in their great highways
vt traffic James Millie in Fortnightly.
' blood, the pains and aches cease, all
; inflammation disappears, stiffened
! muscles are m-de pliant, and every
j troublesome symptom of Rheumatism
I isperraanently corrected. Book on
Rheumatism and nny medical advice
free tr P.11 xr!" Tr-n'tr
eUiussj(bj queak, XiiS . SWISS. BfECJTlQ. (C0. AUuta, 0,
A Thorough Optimist.
"Tou are an optimist?"
"I am," replied Mr. Dustin Stax. "I
not only hope for the best, but 1 mak
practical arrangements to get it."
! i r
I i 1 MW i iniMW II Mil i r m- M .j-. t ..jf,. M
His Sister And did she say she 1
loved you in so many words? H-' j
Brother That's what: Her words filled i
twenty-seven pages. Chicago News. j
Ends Winter's Troubles.
To many, winter is a season of trou
ble. The frost bitten toes and fingors,
chapped hanosnd lips, chilblains, cold
sores, red and rough skins, prove this.
But . u;h troubles fly before Bticklen's
Arn-ca salve. A trial convinces. Great
est healer of burns, boils, piles, cuts,
soros. eczema and sprains. Only 25c at
news all the time The
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