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THE ROCK ISHAT) ARGUS. MONDAY, MARCH r. mil.
Welch Leave Estate to Widow,
The property at the late Henry "Doc"
Welch has been left entirely to the
ivife, Lucy M. Welch and she Ss named
executrix of the document. The will
was placed on file yesterday after
noon by Attorney Sharon and HLg
gins and bears the date of July 15,
l06. An inventory of the property
owned by the deceaeed has not been
Bled but two saloon properties, one
Ib Davenport and one in Jtoclc Island
coat. tttute part of the holdings.
Qtven Divorce on Cruelty Charge.
On the charge of excessive cruelty
and drunkenness. Mrs. Cuga Johann
sen applied for and waa granted a
decree of divorce trom her has band,
Julius Johannsen. The petitioner al
leged in her eult that they were mar
ried Oct. 28. 1908, and lived together
until March 15, 1910, when he attack
ed, choked and threw her oat of the
house, threatening her life. She ask
ed temporary alimony In the sum of
S100 and costs.
New Chef at Davenport. Frank
Itivera arrived In Davenport yester
day from Chicago to take up hie dut-
. - v Trt l
Mr. Rivers has been appointed by
Gorman and Harrlon, the proprietors
to succeed Otto N-fff, who has resign
ed. Mr. Rivers was formerly in this
rity, having acted as chef for Harry
Somers, when he was proprietor of
the old Kimball house.
Obituary Record, Hans H. Sierk
passed away at his home. 1724 Maiden
J.ane, after a four weeks' illness. Mr.
' Fierk was born in Tetenhusen Schlee
wig Holstein, Germany on Oct. 2.
and on July 4, 1879, ho was united in
marriage with Mips Anna Petersen.
The couple removed to this country in
3K81, coming direct to Davenport,
where they have since resided. Dur
The Doctor's Question
MUCH SICKNESS DUE TO-BOWEL
A doctor's firr question when con-
Ktiltofl .hv a tinririt la "4ro Tfvnr' hnw.
els miliar?' He krovs that 98 per
cent of ijlness is-attended wtth inactive
bowels avid torpid ltwr, .and that this
condition Knuet be removed gently and
thoroughly before health can- be re
stored. Rejciii',Orderrtes aw a positive, pleas
ant arid i safe remedy-for constipation
and bowtU diorders-1n general. We
are so owrtaln of their great curative
.value that" we promise to return the
purchase r'sf money dn every case-when
they faitao rruduofMentire satisfaction.
Hexall yOrd'-rrias are eaten liky
candy, ix? act quietly, and have a
soothing, stavfigthentng. healing, influ
ence on iha- entire intestinal tract.
They do not -;, purge, gripe, cause nau
sea, flatulency, exoissstvo looseness,
diarrhoea or other aniyi:g effect.
They are especially good for children,
weak persons or-.old folks. Two sizes,
25 cents and 10 cents. Sold only at
our store theKcxall store. Thomns
The Old Reliable
new and 2(1 !
J. P. Williamson's
hand store has returned to Rock Is-
land and will d conducted unaer
ths firm name of Carney & Thomp
son. It runs Ju&t the same as "J.
P." used to run It. We will pay
more for your goods and sell cheaper
than anyone else.
CARNEY & THOMPSON
WE STOKE GOODS.
Old Phone 16.88. 152.5 Second ATe.
l'vock IMaod, III.
ICE CREAM, BREAD,
ROLLS AND CAKES,
PIES AND PASTRY
DELIVERIES EVERY DAY
1716-1718 Second Avenue.
8 How you make it eo q
5 matter how you like it g
no matter what it costs, 9
you can't beat gj
ing the first 14 years of his life In
this county, Mr. Sierk was employed
at the Cettendorf wheel works. Lat
er he started a saloon near Second
and Gaines streets and. after remain
ing there a short time, he became pro
prietor of another saloon on West Lo
cust street, at which place he was en
gaged in business nntil Feb. 4. last,
when he retired because of poor
hearth. Mr. Eierk was a member of
three societies In the city, the North
west Davenport Turn Verein, the
Northwest Davenport Lieder Tufel
and the Kriegerverein. He is surviv
ed by his wife, Mrs. Anna Sierk, and
eight children, Mrs. Emma Kirk. Mrs.
Frieda Detlefts, Mrs. Adele KJrk, Mrs.
M. Kttve-rt, Misses Hilda, Anna and El
sie Sierk and Arthur fiierk, all of Dav-
enport. The funeral, which will be
held from the lata residence on Tues -
day afternoon at 2 o'clock, will be In
X Novelised by
"AHaS I FREDERICK R. TOOMBS
8 From the Great
Jimmv 8 Flay by
J PAUL ARMSTRONG
Valentine d Copyright. 1910. by American Prei
SVSOPSIS OF THE PKKf'EDIKQ
Warden Handler of Blng Sing prison
and Detective Oeorfje Dojrlo endeavor to
prevail on Bill Avry, a released prison
er, to search out Information against a
former "pal." a young convict known as
Jimmy Valentine. Avery refui"?s. and
Loyle and Handler threaten to attack
hlin. Valentine had a trick of opening
tares eoiely by the sense of touch.
Avery Koea. Lieutenant Governor Fay,
Mb beautiful niece. Rose Lane, and two
women workers In a rescue mission vis
It the prison.
Warden Handler hears Rose Lane tril
how ene was rescued from a thlf on a
train, and he la amazed at a coincidence.
Convict Jimmy Valentine. No. 129. is
brought Into the warden's office to open
a eafe as an object Itsnon to the visit
ors, and Kof-e recopnizes htm s the
man who saved her from the thief. Cot
ton. Valentine says he can't open the !afe.
enraging Handier. Trie lleutennut K"v-
tTJL'wH ,VtlfJ''i"p -
jrlsoner. who is handsome even in Hi rig.
sake to ask I
fay promises for Rose's
the eovernor to pardon Valentin-. A
Mormy interview occurs
li-r:tl(.r and Vaientlne.
Valentino wal's patiently in prison i
for news. Kinally h is pardoned ;n;cli
pose lo AlbaJiy to thank the governor,
Lieutenant Guvermir Kay 'and Howe. ,
Valentine refuses positions offered ty
the rescue misin workers. To hM
amazement, he merits j'.iil Avery and a
former coworker. Red .plana ran.
co ana Avt ry fry to aiKtiiae Jim-
rr-v from -imlnir anlln" r.etr-r.f i
I Hjyle appears. andKed ami Avery hid-.
Ioyle wants VaU-Min. to tell Jilm wlw r
Avr' i. for lie wants to rearrest l;im.
Ixy; opai-ts. trtreatcninfr to send
Avery now trie to kill Valentine.
T ' . . , 4 1 ; . . .. . . .. i .
brings him back to his former deter
mination to'oe honest in spite of the
Kose persuades her father to give
Valentine a position In his bank at
Kprinjcf ield. 111. He and Rod go to work
in th- bank.
For several years Vale-rtttne works ex
cellent ly and rises to be assistant cash
ier. He ajid Kose love each other, 1
Valentin knows Iovle is on his trac
nn1 Harp. ?-.,tt t II kAr fit Viia LrA..tlnn
fur Hr A mvalcrtfiHH Mr Cpftrtin f,ir-nu i i
out to be old Bill Awry, now retorrn-
ed and a maa of business. -
Valentine receives a telegram from ,
rwyle. He t41 "Red how he has plan- I
ncd to outwit the detective by means!
of a cleverly concocted alibi.
Rose lane Cells Valentine she. loves
, him and that Wiey are going lo marry, j
I Valentine reveals to her bis Jove for j
her. Ioyle appears on the ecane to ar- j
I rest Valentine ovi a charge of robbing; a
! MassaVhusttts tur.k many yean-s before. '
Doyle Is aalounde-l when Valentine i
announVes thai he was nver in Sing
I Sing or Jr Massachusei ts in his life and
name is Iee Randall. i
Doyle h finally convinced hy a sen
sational rise that Valentine Is not Val
entine after all. 'Til land him If It
takes a lifetime," he says.
JB -FTER a few-moments Valentine
shook his head angrily and
drew- back a step from tha
"Red, got aVhanikerchief T' he snap
"Well, get moving. Come on blind
fold me so that I can't see, so tb-t
i every nerve will be centered on hear-
liig Lue luuiiuris vuv.B. ;vu uvir uio
Red scrambled to his feet and has
tily tied a handkerchief tightly around
' Valentine's head, completely covering
: his eyes. Valentine stepped back to
the vault, and Red crouched again st
Deftly, intently, the ex-conviet ma-
nipulated the intricate mechanism of :
"Hurry, Jimmy, that kid," urged
Red, to whom the ruspecse was be
"D n you, be quiet! If you say
another word I'll knock your bead off
my hands are Eke leather."
n again sandpapered bis Ccgers.
-You're bleeding!" exclaimed Ked.
"What of itr' returning to his task.
"Don't talk. I tell you. I heard it
click I missed it again" turaiEg the
combinuation slowly "but I felt It
that time I felt the dog lift" Valen
tine was inters ely excited.' "Red, there
It ts! Hurry with a match r
Red, well acquainted with tbe da
ties required of him. by reason of
tbe thorough education te tad receiv
ed from Valentine in the past bad
been . waiting expectantly with a
match ready for tbe striking. At tte
word he illuminated the combination's
dial with .a tLoj ame.
charge of members of lodges to which
Mr. Sierk belonged.
After a short illness. Juergen Hoist,
an old resident of Princeton, Iowa,
pasee-d away at St. Luke's hospital.
Mr. Hoist suffeerd an attack of stom
ach trouble last Monday. He was 64
years of age. The following are the
survivors: his wife, Mrs. Dorothea
Hoist, eight children. George W,
Henry, Guatav, Ernest, James. Thom
as, Mrs. Caroline Bucks and Miss Mil
lie, one brother, John C, of Butler
township, one sister. Mrs. Maria
Schlichting, of Davenport, and 15
grandchildren. The body, which is
now lying at the Xissen and Hartwig
undertaking' parlors, will be taken to
the home, three miles north of Prince-
j ton, from which place the funeral
j win be held on Tuesday afternoon at
l o'clock with interment at the TJ. P.
"What is itr cried Valentine.
The other stretched himself upward
and peered at the numbers on the
"It points to twenty-one!" he ex
claimed. Valentine again drew away from the
"Sandpaper!" he cried. Red handed
him another sheet. He rubbed his
fingers softly aros3 it. His raw, bleed
ing flesh could not stand more than
the slightest contact with the rasping
surface. "I'll feel every Jar clean to
my eyeballs now," he added. He turn
ed the dial back and then forward and
then four complete reverse revolu-
I Hons. "Tlmt's the wav to get them, '
i i:.e,l"-two more forward revolutions- 1
"bare, bleeding nerves" e half torn
back "raw, trob! Irrr nerv-s a tooth
ache in every riniler end eh. Ked
i there match!"
After a moment:
"How many bolts d'd
have?" asked Valentine.
notice?" He went on turning the dial.
"TJ'mi-p er i isntlr
i llOU,HC KO, UUlianriy,
bear her any inert. i:nl?-'
( Iicd's ear was pressed against the
! , . ...
i crack Of tha VtUit door.
! "Xo. And Cod knows 1 don't want
to. Honest, Jluruy, I don't believe
"Oh, yes, ycu do. So long as 6ne
calls we know fte's alive" turning
k ! tz ..
t.ij v - -v-l
a orBiasn narRE afpsaeki.
the dial slowly bae;k "here we are
cam. If this is eleven I know this
rotation match !
"Eleven T shrieked Red Joyously
after a nioraact of racking suspense.
Tve pot it: I've got it!" cried Val
entine. "If this Is it. Red" reversing
tte dial agdn "ahe'a ours ia another
Red struck another match.
"Ten!" he cried.
A balf turn of the dial forward,
Valentine's sharp ear detected tte
sound as though another bolt bad
drawn back. "Here we are a gain I
"Forty-two," exclaimed Red,
"That's it fbrtytwo that's what It
should be. Do you bear Kitty nowf
"Xo. Good Ged. Jimmy, suppose,
afur ail. she's dead?"
Two more turns of the dial.
Keep your nerve, old pal there
To George Doy'a. tan-1!ng la tbe !
doorway, the svt-ne was one of grin- i
t .icxtU , The cgrquiatej.fj
Merger Up to Counolls. The fate
of the merger proposition of East Mo-line-
and Mollne now lies in the bands
of ths city counolls of the two cities.
At a meeting of the merger commit
tee Saturday afternoon, a resolution
was reported by the sub-committee
and it was practically unanimously
adopted by the general committee.
This resolution contains the various
concessions and agreements to he
made by the two cities ia case of a
merger and will be presented to both
city councils at their meetings this
Huntoon Named Superintendent-
Harry A. Huntoon, son of the late J.
Fred Huntoon, former resident of Mo
line, has been appointed superinten
dent of the Fort Madison Plow com
pany, in Fort Madison, Iowa. In the
past President J. H. Samuels of the
Fort Madison concern has handled the
work that will now be performed by
Mr. Huntoon. Naming of a superin
tendent followed shortly after ap
pointment of C. It. Hull to the office
of pales manager of the company. Mr.
Hull was chosen at a meeting hold
Feb. 25 to succeed J. T. Francis.
Obituary Record. Martin A. Quick,
122 Third avenue, died In the city hos
pital. He was born May IS, 1879, in
Sweden, and came here 20 years ago
from the old country. He was a stone
cutter by trade and is survived vby one
brother, Fred T. Quick of 116 Slxtn
avenue. The funeral was private at
'Z Sunday afternoon from his home.
Bede to Lecture Here. The enter
tainment committee of the Moline
club announces that Former Con
gressman J. Adam Pedo of I'inn City,
Mic., has been nceiired to deliver a
lecture following ths family dinner in
the club rooms March 17, St. Pat
rick's day. Mr. Bede is declared to
have been ene of the brightest and
moat witty men in congress at the
time be held at scat there. He is
known throughout the inldtile west as
a wit and is in great demand us a
speaker. His subject has not been an
nounced, but it uay safely be said
(that his lfcture v,;l! afford ample in
I tellectual entertainment for those who
attend the dinner.
j Has 20-Foot Fall. Kd Johnson.
liiri.il ?Q veara. end residing at 1SH
West Fourth street, Davt-nport, fell
2o feet from a scaffold on which be
was working t-'aturday in tha rna-c-'
ine shop of the Rock Island plant
at Silvis, alighting on a solid concrete
floor. His left arm was broken be
tween the elbow and shoulder and the
left side of his head was cut. At the
time of the accident Johnson was u
sa.;ed with other men in putting up
new cranes in the big railroad shop.
-r- Hobson Held to Next Grand Jury.
Krank Hobson of Rock Island, arrest
ed oh two charges of larceny, was
hi.ld to the grand jury Saturday fore
noon hy Justice of the Peace Williams.
His bond was 4ixed at $15f on each
;ca6e. He ia accused of stealing tools
from Deere & Co.
most uncanny, skill of Jimmy Valen-
! tine was something to cause in the de-
tective, experienced even as be was
; with resourceful tnd Intelligent
rnrbcnuii n it H11 t,t i-ennine admira
tion. No wonder Valentine bad proved
the despair cf tfce safe makers, the
banking officials and the sleuths of
half a dozen states. And a lieutenant
governor had pardoned him!
As Doyle surveyed intently the op
erations of Red Flanagan and Jimmy
Valentine in tbeir superhuman effort
to rescue their beloved little playmate,
Kitty Lane, from the atiuiDg dutches
of tbe steel vault be became aware of
a sudden though very slight change
in tbe darkened room, the windows of
which, opening into a shaft, gave al
most so aid t all to inquisitive eyea
He glanced across tbe room to the
point from which the light seemed to
come and saw that the door leading
from tbe assistant cashier's o9ce bad
been partly opened. Next, to bis otter
amazement, he saw a plumed bat
thrust forward Into tbe opening, and
then a girlish figure appeared. The
fgure baited and tamed It face to
ward the vault where lit Flanagan
tnd Jimmy Valentine were at work
in practically the same position S3
Get a package of Caparine today.
You will find that it not or.fy re
lieves headache almost Instantly,
ptjt acta gatly upon the 6tomarh
and bowels, relieves constipation,
biliousness, cojds. and grip, Con.
tains no opiates,
Pnoht lc u4 ZU
Paa& Drsg & Ckeuil Ca., hi,
THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO.
himself? though at the opposite side
cf the room, Doyle recognized that the
girl could watch the operations of
.e two expert cracksmen without de
tection unless either of tbem should
neglect bis work and glance in her
direction, and. E3 be thoroughly ap
preciated, both Valentine and Flana
gan were too intent on their mission
of resono to turn for an instant from
As Red struck the match at the
latest command of Valentine Doyle
saw the girl bond forward to better
gain a view of the proceedings. The
side of her face waa illumined by the
light in the assistant cashier's office.
t . - A x
"SffE'S DFAD," HIE GHOIKX.
and could it be true? yea, Doyle was
positive that the form of the witness
in tbe opposite doorway was none oth
er than that of the younje girl who
had seen Jimmy Valentine in Wartleu
Handler's ofiice at Sing King and who
bad prevailed on the lieutenant gov
ernor to obtain his release.
Doyle's memory had not betrayed
him. It was liose Laoe. who, return
ing to her lover's oiTire ia quest of
him. Lad oitencd the door of the vault
room and had. just aa Doyle had done,
caught him "red handed." She moved
forward a step, as though to speak,
but her attention waa attracted by
Doyle, who nioted slightly. She saw i
blm put Lis fingers to bU lipa. coun
seling silence. The girl therefore
stood mute, watching the man she
fondly loved "cop the gopher tn the
bank that between them she and her
"One," announced Red as the march
flared into a blae bright sulphurous
That's it! That's the eld retationr
cried Valentine enthusiastically. Ten
off the Crsf turning the combina
tion "then one two snd three"
turning the dUl oa tte reverse "then
back. Match r
'"1 wtxuy-one." waa Bed's frenaied
'alefitine tossed bis bead back tri
umphantly. "Twenty-one, tha fa It! be almost
shrieked. -That'a it I've dene the
Valeatioe tore the bandage from bJa
eyes and, groping forward, gripped
the bandies of the vault doers iu bis
banda. He threw ids weight tack
and tug;ed mightily. At first the
eight Inch steel barrier refused to
move. Red. who had longed to one
slda oat of the way of bis superior,
gazed apprehensively at Valentine,
fearing that after all there bad buea
Then, of a sudden, tbe craek in tbe
black, sheer, forbidding face of the
great safe with-ncd, and Valentine's
body, tensely set fell back a a the pon
derous door swung open.
And aa it dki so a wee, white clad
body, crouching against the heavy
door, roiled out on to the vault room
Cocr and lay limp and apparently life
less before Red Flanagan and Jimmy
"Get thtt kld.V cried Valentine te
Red.- "Sho'a out, but 1 think shell
live. Eho need air and a doctor,
quick," With these words the ex
convlct almost overecn:e by the ex-
I citemeut aad (he nervous strain un
ider which he had. fceeu iiborlh, leaar
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and one half (V)
e NIGHT LETTER rate
ed exhdustedry agatnet the cold steel
walls of the vault.
Red lurched forward, seized the mo
tionless form of Kitty In bis arms and
clutched it to bis breast
"She's dead," be choked, looking
down info her white, drawn face, her
closed eyes and tbe lips from which
tbe blood bad fled.
"No; she'll be all right In five min
utes," instructed Valentine with as
much force as be conkS muster. "Take
ber to tbe doctor on the corner."
Red straightened and with his help
less burden dashed through tbe door
of the assistant cashier's room only
to come fsce to face with Rose Lane,
who, in an agoirlMd Impulse, bad
drawn back into tbe office, hardly
knowinjr what to do.
(To be Contmaed.)
AH the news all the tlice The Argus,
GOLD DUST will take the
grime and smut, grease and dirt from
your pots and pans in a twinkling,
leaving them as clean as when new
GOLD DUST is so far ahead of soap for cleaning pot9
and pans, that the woman who does not use it is really
doing about twice as much work as necessary. The soap
merely cleans off the surface, and does not dig deep after
the germs of decay which accumulate on pots, pans and
kettles which are in constant use.
GOLD DUST does more than clean it goes to the
very heart of things, kills every germ and sterilizes your
cooking utensils. It makes them sanitary, clean and safe.
GOLD DUST does the work in just half the time that
it can be done with soap or any other cleanser.
GOLD DUST is a vege
table oil soap in powdered
form, which starts to work
the moment it strikes the
water; it cleans quickly,
easily and thoroughly.
Tt'j not tug Soap, Kipn'ha, Bor!T,
kla, Ammonia r Ktrorrne itli
)li Iut. (iold Dust hat all drsir-
allcclcaning qualities in pcitrctly
astmg tun u.
Made by THE N. K.
Makers of FA1UY
Small Deposits Wanted
WE encourage them because many large
&ecounU began fa a amall way.
Thq ixaaJI depositor of today becomes the
larg one f the future. Uojre people would
be bank depositor It they realised bow it
would help in building tbeir credit and their
Opening a checking account here is the first
step towards financial growth.
Start now and follow in the footsteps of the -successful
people who do business at the
STATE BANK OF ROCK ISLAND
Second Avenue and Seventeenth Street.
Capital lMM.fKM).tH hut-pitta I OO.OOA.OO
PHIL MITCIIKLL, President, I. H. WlTi:, ice ITohlent
K, T. .4.VlE!iM.V, Ca,hj-r, C, ll.. NO.V, AUtsot C liier.
cni;ii;iiis ATTKXTION lO AM-
crnr pays to boom itself.
Ashevills, N. C, Settles Its Own Bills
AshevlUe, N. C claims to be the
only city in the country sutherteed by
law to spend money to advertise itoelf.
It Is coming to be a conrmoB thing for
cities to buy space rn newspepers and
magazines to call the attaotton of saao
ofacturers and tte pubRc grotmnf to
their advantages for Industrial end
Heretofore this has slways been
financed by public sptrtted private cltl
cens, but Asbevllle pays the money
out of tbe city till. Perhaps the day
will come when the city press sprent
will be ene of tbe essentials of ev
Tbe man who ewes everything to his
wife seldem pays it bstclc Ufa.
'Ui thm COLD DUST TWDiS
do four work"
SOAP, the oval cake