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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY. JANUARY 13, 1011.
SYNOPSIS OF PRECEDING CHAP
TERS. Kat Duncan. discharged for lnw.-K-tency
by Wj employer. goe to the homi
of his friend Kellogs. who has helped him
In the cast.-
Kellogg sympathies with Duncan, wno
meet, ' "me of his old time acquaintances
at the-fcome of his friend-
Kellotr wants to help Duncan, -wtf js
discouraged, and outlines a novel c
whereby Duncan can rpir his shattered
The scheme Is that Duncan should go to
country town, dress well, eo to church.
work stesdily and thus attract and marry
the wealtniest cirl In the town.
Duncan decides to follow Kellogtra sa
pestlon and with an array of newly made
city clothes departs for and arrives at
Old Sam Graham runs a dilapidated
out of date little drug; store In Radville.
He has for years wasted his time on vari
Betty Grabam. the old man's pretty but
careworn daughter, works In the store.
Mr. Littlejohn, the Radville editor, be
some acq Ufll '-h J" ican.
"Bllnky'' iocAwooa i w"10 richest man
in the village, and Duncan Is Interested
to learn that the old miser has a daugh
X uncap obtains a position In old Gra
ham' drug store without pay, for he
learns that the village girls. Including
wealthy Josle Lock wood, are very fond of
Duncan advances money to buy a new
stock of drugs and soda sirups, so as to
enable Graham to compete with the rival
Josle Lock wood and Angle Tuthlll visit
the store and make Duncan's acquaint
ance. They Birt with him and buy soda
Duncan meets Betty Graham, who.
weary and suspicious of the world, does
not enthuse h' " wcler.
Roland Barnette. in love with Josle
Lock wood, introduces to old Graham a
New York swindler, Burnham. who tries
to get for a low price a sensational gas
machine that Sam has invented.
"Bllnky" Loci wood has a note of old
Barn's which has matured and threatens
Betty as to the consequences of nonpay
Betty raves at her father because of his
poverty. Duncan comes in and gently re
monstrates with the girl.
The sheriff cornea to the store to de
mand payment of Graham's note. Dun
can uses almost his last cent to pay the
Duncan meets "Hllnky" Lockwood and
also saves old Sam from being victimized
by Burnham. much to Roland's disgust.
Under Duncan's management the stors
outstrips its rival, evidencing the youna
man's real ability.
The acquaintance of Betty and Duncan
progressed, though the latter sees that he
could wed Josle Lockwood and gain hei
fortune If he so desired.
Ooncan corresponds with Kellogg and
learns of the great possibilities of Sam's
gas machtn Invention.
Duncan borrows enough money from
Colonel Bofcrun to send Betty away to col
lege. Traeey Tanner Is madly In lov
with Angle Tuthill. Kellogg comes to
Joale Lockwood. home from college, en
ters the store, makes love to Duncan and
throws her arms around his neck. Taken
by surprise. Duncan finds that almost be
fore he knows It he snd she are pledged
Roland Barnette abuses Duncan owln(
to his association with Josie Lockwood.
and Dwncan throws him out of the store.
Betty returns from college.
kENEATII the brim of her dainty
hat, with veil thrown back.
Betty's dark balr waved back,
glossy with the sheen of per
fect well being, from a face serenely
charming, the more so for her slightly
deepened flush, and the eyes that
shone Into Nat's danced with the light
of enjoyment, bred of his supreme
Iler father, who had left Kellogg and
come In to get Nat's adrlce regarding
some large orders received that day,
greeted her warmly, gave her a part
ing hug and retired.
"Nat, I'm so glad to see yoa again P
"It's ruch a surprise, Betty 1"
"1 knew It would be. I Just couldn't
wait, Nat, when I found I could get
here by the night train instead of to
morrow morning. 1 - haven't been
borne, yon know, but I couldn't resist
the temptation to stop In here and see
what the store looked like after all
these months. Besides, I thought that
you or father" Her eyes fell, and
she faltered, withdrawing her hands.
By now he bad himself in hand.
"Why." be laughed, "you nearly took
my breath away. Even now I can
hardly believe it."
"Believe what, Nat?" 6he asked
"That you're the same little Betty
Graham. I never saw such a change.'
"It's a change for the better, isnt it.
Nat?" she asked, with a 6tnlle half
"I should think it was. It's Just
"Did I 6eem so very awful, then?"
"Nonsense, You know you didn't,
"Then you think . father will be
"If he isn't rm blind."
She looked away, embarrassed and
touched by his Interest and his feel-
Get a packa.ee of Caparine today.
You wiil find tliat it not only re
lieves headache almost instantly,
but acts gently upon the stomach
and bowels, relieves constipation,
biliousness, colds and grip. Con
tains no opiates.
DrmsnesMlr lee as 2Sc
DeKtlh Drug & Csnakal C., Lid.
LOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
From the Play of the
Same Name by
Copyrlg-ht, 1910. by WtnehtU
Smith and Loui Joseph Vane.
ing. "And does it make you a lime
"Proud I" he exclaimed blankly.
"Because you know you've done It
aTL If there's asy improvement In
Betty Graham today it's because of
you. If it hadn't been for you"
She shook her head very decidedly,
seating herself on one of the chairs by
the soda fountain. "Why, Nat, don't
i . 4
! S All
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H KB FATHEB GAVE HER A PABTIKQ HUGk
you suppose I have any memory?" she
went oil "You began making me a
better girl the very first day we met
here la the store by the things you
said to me. And ever since I've been
watching you while you were making
life a heaven for father and me and
thinking that if I were a man I'd try
to be as near like you as I could."
"Oh, don't say that!" he pleaded
"It's true. And when you sent me
away to school I promised myself I'd
try to repay you for the saeriiice you
must be making for me; that I'd fol
low your example as nearly ns ever I
could; that I'd work hard and try to
treat people the way you do kindly,
Nat. and considerately and bravely and
tenderly and honestly"
lie dropped into a chair near her and
buried his head In his hands. "Don't:"
he begged huskily. "IMease, Betty,
. She bent forward and took one of
his hands, patting it softly. "Nat, I
think you're the very best man in the
whole world I"
"Don't!" he groaned. "Don't, for
"Oh, I know, Nat I know you don't
like me to say this, but 1 must, just
the same, tell you the truth about my
self. It's so splendid to live the life
you do. You're all unconscious of it,
but I want you to realize it and know
that I do too. You've made everybody
love you, and"
But confusion silenced her, and she
gently replaced his baud. For several j
moments neither spoke. Then Nat j
broke the tension with a short, hard
"That's right," be said inscrutably;
"that was the idea."
"Nat, what do you mean?"
lie turned to her. "Betty, does it
make you feel that way toward me?"
She colored divinely. "Why, Nat,
of course. Why, every one"
"That's why I came here, Betty,"
he pursued, blind to her embarrass-
TOJTiaHT I BKCAm KKOA6EO TO rOBTB
ment. "I came here with the Idea of
He was staring gloomily at the floor
and could not see the light that dawn
ed upon the girl's face.
"You never guessed that, did you?"
-No." she breathed brokenly. "No,
-: - 5
"Well, it's the truth, and" He rose j
and moved away. "But I can't tell !
you just now not now." i
"Xowi uax.2i.ii'L-&Zi..vaL get
np. "I think Td better go home and
see father. I mustn't forget" She
faltered, half blinded by the mist of
the happiness before her eyes.
"No wait-" She stopped to find his
gaze full upon her. For the first time
he comprehended that 6he had not
understood that, worst of all, she had
misunderstood. "I must tell you," he
blurted desperately; "I must."
Instinctively she moved a step to
ward him. He hung his head.
"Tonight. Betty this evening. Just
a little while ago, I became engaged
to Josle Lockwood.''
She stood as if petrified throughout
a wait that seemed to both intermi
nable. "Oh, Nat dear," she said, "rm so
glad for you. I wish you all the hap
piness in the world. I Good night."
The hand slipped out of Nat's. He
did not move, but waited there with
his empty palm outstretched, despair
in his eyes and hell in bis heart, while
she walked quietly from the store.
After some time he awoke to the
knowledge that she was gone. '
"Blithering tXlP.n he growled. "Why
didn't I know I loved her like this?'
He took a turn to and fro. distracted.
"And now I've made a mess of every
thing. Good Lord, what can I do? I
must do something or go mad!" He
swung round behind the soda fountain
counter and seized a bottle. "I know
what! The rules are off! I can have
a drink! I can have two drinks! I
can have a million drinks if I want
Pouring a generous dose of raw
whisky into the glass, he lifted It to
his lips and threw back his head. But
the heavy bouquet of the liquor was
stifling in his nostrils, and the first
mouthful of it almost choked him. In
a fury he flung the glass from him so
that it crashed and splintered upon the
floor. "Great heavens," he cried. "I
don't like the stuff any more! But"
his gaze fell upon the cigar case "I
can have a smoke. That'll help some!"
With feverish haste he snatched a
cigar from the nearest box, gnawed
off one end and, thrusting the other
into the alcohol lighter, puffed vigor
ously. But to his renovated palate the
potent fumes of the tobacco were no
less repugnant than the whisky had
been. Half strangled, he plucked the
cigar from his mouth and stamped on
"Oh," he cried wildly, "I'll be I'll be
He paused, staring vacantly at noth
ing. "And even that doesn't do any
good! God help me. I've forgotten
how to swear!"
To him in this overwrought state
came Traocy. lumbering cheerfully In.
his mouth shaped for a whistle. At
sight of Nat he pulled up as if hit by
"Evenin'. Mr. Duncan. What's the
By an eCfort Nat brought his gaze
H A y-ri
. -"h. Hii
"HERE! HOLD ON! WHE1UE ARE YOU GO
to bear upon the boy and comprehend
ed his existence.
"Ain't you feelin well, Mr. Duncan?"
"What's the matter?"
"Nothing!" Nat shouted ferociously.
"Anything I kin"
At that instant Kellogg appeared.
"Hello, Nat! What's been keeping
you ? I came down to bring you home
"Go to blazes with your supper!
Keep away from me! Don't talk to
me! I don't want anything to do with
you, d' you understand ? You and your
confounded systems have got me into
ne ranght sight of his hat abruptly,
ceased talking, crabbed the hat and
Jammed it on his head, muttering, then
started on a run for the door.
"But what's the matter?" demanded
Kellogg, thunderstruck. "Here! Hold
on! Where sre you going?"
"To the OD'y place I can get any con
solation. I'm going to church!"
(To be Continued.)
Saves Two Lives.
"Neither my sister nor myself
might be living today if it had not
been for Dr. King's New Discovery,"
writes A. D. McDonald of Fayette
ville, N. C., R. F. D. No. -8. "for we
both had frightful coughs that no
other remedy could help. We were
told my sister had consumption. She
was very weak and had night sweats
but your wonderful medicine com
pletely cured us both. It' the best
I ever used or heard of." For sore
lungs, coughs, colds, hemorrhage,
grip, asthma, hay fever, croup,
whooping cough all bronchial trou
bles It's supreme. Trial bottle
free; 50 cents and $1. Guaranteed
by all druggists. "
S :"pIcion la very cftea useless pais, j
Luther Burbank Picks Eastern
Business Man and Califor
FOR A SUITABLE BLEND
Wizard in Propagation of Plants
Gives His Views on Improve
ment of Human Race.
Luther Burbank. California's "wizard
of horticulture," is not inclined to fol
low the suggestion of John Jacob As
tor that he take tip the study of the
development of larger animals and
larger men. Bulk Is a minor consid
eration with Mr. Burbank, whereas
some think it the keystone of the Astor
The horticulturist believes mental
and physical perfection is the chief
attraction in any scheme of animal
development. He thinks that the
young eastern business man and the
young California woman present the
highest types to be used in the evolu
tion. mscnsslng his views, Mr. Burbank
"Beauty and utility are the principal
considerations in any plan of animal
development, whether It apply to the
dumb animals or to man. My ideal of
the perfect man is not far behind some
of the examples of men and women
whom I have seen in my travels in my
"As to the male sex. I would say
that the typical young eastern busi
ness man nearly comes up to all that
I think a perfect man should be. And
as to the female sex, I think that the
Californ'a woman most nearly ap
proaches human perfection.
"To my mind the ideal man should
possess these characteristics: Splen
did physique, good, healthy body, me
dium proportions, well formed, grace
ful lines, pink complexion, good teeth,
supple muscles, good digestion, good
heart action, clear eyes, graceful walk
and motion, sweet breath, features not
too prominent, but prominent enough
to give expression.
SKKKS PI.KASIf; COMHINATIOV.
"And in mating this nmn with a
woman there should be a pleasing har
mony. Eyes, hair and complexion
should so agree that together the man
and woman would fnriu a pleasing and
"Beauty is just as important as
brains in the effort to produce the per
fect In any sort of life. Without beau
ty no life can come up to what is my
ideal of perfection. The ill natured.
headachy, nervous and irritable are
to be avoided. Tliey are marks of
imperfection and ugliness.
"The physical beauty of woman is
at its best in low altitudes. That ac
counts, in a measure, for tho many
beautiful women of California. As to
mere physical beauty, they are more
nearly perfect than any other woman
that I have ever seen."
ASKS COURSE FOR MOTHERS.
Woman Physician Says Girl Students
Should Learn For Future.
"Agricultural colleges teach the care
of pigs and calves. Why shouldn't
schools of d miestic scifin-e anil home
economics teach the care of babies?
Aren't babies as important as pigs and
calves?" asks Ir. Edna 1. Iay of the
University of Kansas. She wants a
school for mothers established at the
university. She was a delegate to the
convention of the American Home
Economics association at St Louis re
cently. Dr. Day thinks young women should
tie taught before marriage what to do
when baby is teething, how to cure
colic, how to avert forced marches at
night, what to reply when baby first
says "dada" and how to come through
the second summer without nervous
prostration. She says few girls would
care to take up such a ptudy with the
candid admission of their purpose, but
suggests they could pretend that they
were studying to become nurses.
AH the news all the time The Argus.
Contagious Blood Poison more
thoroughly permeates the system than
any other disease Its infectious virus
contaminates every corpuscle and
tissue of the circulation, and for thi3
reason its symptoms are of a varied
nature. When it enters the blood it
is but a short time until the mouth
and throat begin to ulcerate, the skin
becomes spotted, rashts and eruptions
appear on the body, sores and ulcera
break out, the hair falls, and fre
quently nails on tands and feet thick
en and come off. Mineral medicines
which simplyshut the poison up in
the system should'be avoided, for when
such treatment is left off the old dis
ease will break out again, often worse J
than before. S. S. S. cures Contagious
Blood Poison permanently, and it does
so because it thoroughly purifies the
blood. S. S. S.
goes into the
drives out the
last trace of the
vigor to the cir
allows it to nourish the diseased por
tions of the body back to health.
S. S. S. is purely vegetable, being
made entirely of roots, herbs and
barks, without a particle of mineral,
and its vegetable ingredients always
hasten the cure by toning up the
stomach and digestive members.
Home Treatment book and any medi
cal advice free to all who write.
Daily United States Weather Map
Isaayi Q sMn !! fPSJMis s
FORECAST FOR ROCK ISLAND. DAVENPORT, MOLIXE AND VICINITY.
Snow tonight or Saturday, not much change in temperature. The lowest temperature
tonight will be about 20 to 25 degrees above zero.
The western storm which remains
central over Wyoming has again been
attended by rain or snow on the Pa
cific coast, in the Rocky mountain
region and at occasional stations in the
central valleys. Precipitation In the
middle Atlantic sections and the east
ern portion of the lake region Is also
attending an area of moderately low
pressure that is over western Pennsyl
vania and western New York. The
crest of the northwestern area, of high
pressure and low temperature has ad
vanced to Manitoba and the thermome-
By wire from E. W. Wagner & Co.,
members of Chlcapo Board of Trade,
lirain, provisions, stocks, and cotton.
Local otlU'e at Rock Island house. Rock
Isl;ind. J 11. Chicago office. yS-93-100.
Board of Trade. Local telephone. No.
IN GRAIN MARKETS.
Grain: All markets know Eigns of
temporary rest. The list may bo rut
ted a little. Wheat 100 102. Corn
49V.S51. Wheat leaders still in
charge. Primary receipts of corn the
past eight weeks ac above last year. By
every sign March reserves in the north
west will he the lowest on record pro
rata to population. There are no signs
of a definite turn to the bear side in
tho coarse grains. May wheat Is worth
present prices until we know more of
the winter wheat reserves.
Corn hedging sales are absorbed
Live stock firms pin their belief to
the higher priced hog.
Wheat decreased 400,000 for the
week. agHinst au increase of 353,000
' St. Louis Cash.
Wheat No. 2 red 101V2105, No. 3
red 101 103.
Corn strong, good demand.
1 Argentine Shipments. ,
Corn, this week, 5C0.OU0; last week,
210.0CO; last year, 296,000.
Corn, this week, 1,930,000; last w eek,
2.278,000; last year, 5,12,000.
Wheat opened ' lower; closed V
Corn opened unchanged; closed Vs
lower to higher.
Wheat 23 8
Com 332 0
Oats 155 85
Minneapolis 245 0 448
Duluth 16 23 59
Winnipeg 15 43 109
Corn today .
Year ago . . . .
Corn receipts SO cars; cash market
lower; No. 3 yellow and mixed 44V6,
No. 3 white 444. No. 4 mixed 43.
Oats receipts 9 cars; cash market
unchanged; No. 2 w 33 Vt, No. 3 w
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow.
Chicago Cash Grain.
Wheat No. 2 r 999100, No. 3 r 9S
99. No. 2 hw S9101. No. 3 hw 98g
100. No. 1 ns 108110. No. 2 ns 1060
100, No. 3 ns 105108, No. 2 s 100
107. No. 3 s 98 100, vc 92 102, durum
Corn No. 2 47, No. 2 w 4747V4,
No. 2 y 4747. No. 3 45U045H. No.
3 w 45,;454. No. 3 y 45Vi45.
No. 4 44i444. No 4 w 44i44i,
No. 4 y 44i444, egm 43, sgy 43'4
Oats No. 2 32. No. 2 w 334 34. No.
3 w 3333Vi. No. 4 w 314 33, stand
ard 33 ''-433?4 .
LIVERPOOL GRAIN MARKET,
Liveri'ooL Jan. 13. Wheat opened,
U.S. Department of Agriculture,
VOLUS L. MOORE. ChxL
terters are now below zero from the
Canadian northwest to Nebraska and
western Iowa. It is coldest in north
ern Saskatchawan, where the reading
is 50 degrees below zero. Owing to
the approach of the Rocky mountain
6torm, snow is indicated for this vicin
ity tonight or Saturday, without much
change in temperature.
Lowest Highest Precip.
i ' Temp. Temp, last 24
Lst Xight. Yest. hrs. In
Rock Island 29 32 .00
with some little disposition shown to
realize owing to the weaker American
cables yesterday. This Influence, how
ever, was immediately offset by fairly
good support, and with offerings light
er prices advanced Y to , Buying
was attributed to expectations of light
er world s shipments other than Amer
ica; fair spot demand and firmer spot
offers; light Russian offers and Improv
ed cargo demand from the continent.
Just before mid-day there was an eas
ier undertone oil freer Argentine cargo
offers. At this time the market was
firm and unchanged to 14 lower than
yesterday, with the strength in May.
Corn steady and dull, with plate
grade higher and American un
changed. Shorts covered on the firm
ness of plate offers, unfavorable Ar
gentine crop outlook and growing scar
city of spot.
BOARD OF TRADE TRANSACTIONS.
May. 10184, 101 100. 101T4.
July, 96T6, 96. 96, 96.
May. 50. 50, 49. 50.
July. 51, 51. 5094, 51.
May, 35. 35, 344, 34.
July, 34, 34?4. 34, 34.
May, 19.05, 19.17. 18.97. 19.15.
January, 10.50, 10.50, 10.40, 10.50.
May, 10.05, 10.10, 10.00, 10.10.
May, 10.10, 10.15, 10.05, 10.12.
Western Live 8tock.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep
Kansas City .... 4.50O 2,000 1,500
Omaha 4,500 1,600 5,000
St. Louis 7.000
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep
Hogs opened 5c lower, 17.000,
left over 9.700. Mixed 7.70 -ft 7.95,
good 7.85 7.95, rough 7.70 7.80,
light 7.70 7.90.
Cattle opened strong, 2.500.
Sheep opened strong. 9,000.
Hogs tomorrow 9,000. Weak at
yesterday's average. Light 7.75 1i
8.80, rough 7.700 7.80, mixed 7.75
8.00, heavy 7.85 8.00, bulk 7.80
Hoys closed -ric lower than yester
day, mixed 7,70 7.92. good 7.85
W7.95, rough 7.70 7.80, light 7.70
Cattle, slow, steady.
Beeves, 4.85 7.00, cows 2.50
6.25, stockers 3.85 rn 5.90, Tcxans
4.75 0 5.90, calves 7.50 9.50. sheep
2.75 4.50, lambs 4.50&6.40.
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, Jan. 13. Following are
quotations on the stock market today:
Union Pacific 175
U. S. Steel preferred 118
V. S. Steel common 76
Rok Island preferred 61
Rock Island common 30
Southern Pacific 117
New York Central 110
Missouri Pacific 49
Great Northern 124,
Atlantic City ... ?S R0 .01
Boston 2S 44 .no
Buffalo 2(5 30 .04
Denver 24 5 .00
Jacksonville 50 74 .0
Kansas City 2d SO .!'
New Orleans . . S 7 .00
New York city.. 34 4f! .10
Phoenix 52 CC, .0l:
San Diego 44 .S .01
San Francisco... 4S r.4 .S
St. Louis 32 30 .2S
St. Paul - 4 20 .00
Washington .... 40 5(5 .00
Winnipeg -32 -IS .00
J. M. SHEHIKR. Local Forecaster.
Northern Pacific 117
Ixniisville & Nashville 115
Colorado Fuel & Iron 32
Canadian Pacific 2"S'i
Illinois Central 135
Chesapeake & Ohio S.1
Brooklyn Rapid Transit 70
Baltimore & Ohio 17
Atchison ' 1'3
St. Paul 125
Lehigh Valley 177
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Jan. 13. Following are the quota
tions on the local market today:
Live Poultry Old hens, 10c; springs,
10c pound; ducks lKc per pound; geese
10c pound; turkeys 18c pound.
Fretih eggs, 32c.
Totatoes, per bushel, 65c.
Butter, dairy 2Sc; creamery 31c.
Onions, 90c. .
Feed and Fuel.
Corn, per bushel, 45c and 4 Sc.
Forage Timothy hay, $16 to 17.0;
clover hay, $15; straw, $8.
Wood $4.60 pur load.
Coal Lump, per Dusnel, 15; alack,
Quick Relief for Rheumatism.
George W. Koons, Lawton, Mich.,
says: "Dr. Detchon's Relief for
Rheumatism has given my wife
wonderful benefit for rheumatism.
She could not lift hand or foot, had
to be lifted for two months. Sht
began the use of the remedy and
Improved rapidly. On Monday shi
could not move and on Wednesday
she got up, drensed he rue If and walk
ed out for breakfast. " Sold by Otto
Grotjan, 1501 Second avenue. Rock
Island and Gutt Schlei?e!. 20 West
Second street, Davenport.
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for rnotiv yum tm"M
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EBERHART'S PIANO HOUSE
2221 Fourth Axe. Rock Main I, III.
J. P. Williamson's new and 2d
hand store has returned to Rock I v
land and will be conducted under
the firm name of Carney A Thomp
son. It runs Ju;V the same as "J.
more for your goods and sell cheaper
than anyone else.
CARNEY & THOMPSON
WE STOKK COODH.
Old Phone IOW. 152.1 Second Ave.
Kotk l&Iand, I1L