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THE ROCK XSI2LNT5 'AHGTJS, MOXDAY, MAY 22, 1911.
Licensed to Wed. Fred O. Sienker
of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Miss
Merle E. Wood worth of Davenport,
Steals Wheel While Owner Watches.
Wells McElroy was arrested Satur
day afternoon on a charge of larceny
In .connection with the theft of a bi
cycle in front of the Y. M. C. A. across
from the city hall Friday afternoon.
The owner of the bicycle rode up and
left his wheel in front of the building
while he went into the reading room.
He was looking out the window when,
it Is said, McElroy came up, got on
the bicycle. and rode away. The owner
rushed out into the street and gave Mc
Elroy a hot chase, but at the end of
two blocks running the rider got the
better of the contest and was lost to
viw. He was. picked up later by the
police and'thebicycle was brought to
$ 1 G-,000 for Loss of S i fl bt. S uit f or the
(urn of 110,0'Hfcfor the loss of his eye-
Bight, which be alleges was caused by j
an accidmu, bias been begun in the dis
trict court by Jacob I.. Ensign through
Attorneys Ely& Bush, against the Bet
tendorf Axie company. The plaintiff
claims that wtiile he was in the employ
of the company as a laborer, working ;
on a job of removing rivets from iron
work, he was. struck in the eye by a
flying rivet, thereby losing his eight.
Negligence on he part of the defend
ant v company is alleged by the plain
tiff. The accWr-nt occurred Dec. 16,
Fierce RevcCver Battle. After threat- j
ening to cleicn up the neighborhood,
with a revolv er. a fierce battle of bul- j
K-ts took place at C o'clock Saturday !
night at Sixth vand Warren streets be
tween John Dither and Police Officers
Kinney and Saaford. Disher had start
ed a quarrel vtith a neighbor over a
money matter. ' The police were tele-1
1 honed for ancil Officers Kinney and
Sanford' responded. When Disher
CLOSED the door and fasten
ed It and streccfaed myself
upon'-iuy rouuh. intending to
keep aw a We. The walls
around me might not be as solid a
- they looked, but I was weary. My
' nerves had bei at' high tension for
. hours, and na tune, asserted herself.
Sunlight filled the room when I
awoke, and my first thouxht was one
of thankfulness . tiint no tragedy was
to be enacted iutlie square Uuit morn
ing. My next tlx-wight was of O'Ryan.
. That he had been arresU-d by Vasca's
orders as an insult to me I had no
doubt, but I could see no way of
avenging the Insult. at present.
Hearing the prfeet's warning In
mind. I went out little during the
next three days. I ' attended to my
duties in the cam; and visited the
guardroom each morning, but did not
linger to gossip with any of my com
rades. It was on the third day that I
met Count Vasca. He approached me
In the most friendly manner. "Yon
have my sympathy regarding the oth
er night. Sir Verrall." be said. "Most
of ns know what it is to be tempora
rily under a cloud. You Lave heard
doubtless that her highness is waver
ing with regard to the prisoners?"
"I hear little since I am banished
from the court." I answered.
"I thought Lady Aldrida niiirht have
kept you informed of what was going
"I have not seen her since that
nfcht. Sir Vasca. Besides, is she not
tinder as heavy a cloud as I am?
"The self -same cloud. Sir Verrall. but
It will pass. You were unfortunate
enough to offend her highness some
what, but I have some power with
her, being her kinsman, and will
sieak for.you and for the lady."
AN OLD-TIME PRESCRIPTION
ia a modern proitK-t. From time imae ;
coriai s and suhAur have been used
one knows f the value of soch a coot
tiajttion for darkening the hair and mak
ing it grow. In olden times the only way
to get a hair too re of this sort was to
brew lk. in the home fireplace, a method
which was troublesome and not always
Satisfactory. Nowadays almost every up
to-date druggist can svpr V his patrons
with a ready to use prod act, skillfully
compounded in perfectly equipped labor
tone, buca a preparation is Wiethe
ie and Sulphur, which 4s motd. by All j
ha&ng druggists or 80c. and $1.00
uottis, or which is sect direct by ths
Wjrei Caemiccl Company. 74 Cortland
New Xork City, upon receipt of nrics
For &aie and recommended by the
Harper House Pharmacy.
learned the officers were coming he
threatened to shoot them on sight. Ar
riving at the Disher home, the officers
ordered the infuriated man to hold up
his hands. Instead he leveled his re
volver at Officer Kinney and fired. Of
ficer Kinney returned the fire at almost
the same moment and both bullets
missed their intended victims. Officer
Sanford and Disher next exchanged
Tolleys without either being harmed.
Disher dodged the officers' bullets with
the agility of a cat and the officers had
all they could do to dodge the missiles
from Disher's gun. Altogether a total
of 11 shots were fired, none of which
took effect. Towards the close of the
battle Disher's wife ran out of the
house and jumped between him and
the officers. The latter then closed In
on Disher and forced him to surrender.
Disher and his wife were locked up.
Obituary Record. At his home, one
mile east of Long Grove, Saturday, af
ter a lingering illness of several
months' duration, occurred the death
of Charles Meier, one of Scott county's
pioneer farmers. Mr. Meier was born
in Bremen, Prussia, Germany, Sept. 30,
1849, and came to this country at the
age of 14 years. He had attended
school in Germany and .had been con
firmed in his native land. For two
winters after bis arrival here he was a
pupil in the district school at Long
Grove, that he might become familiar
whh the English language. The sur
vivors are his widow, Mrs. Mary Meier;
seven children, Mrs. H. P. Oetzmann,
Mrs. Louise Wulf of Davenport, Mrs.
A. C. Oetzmann of Eldridge. and Fer
dinand, Alma, Hilda and Edna, at
home; one brother, Fritz Meier; Mrs.
Charles Fendt, Mrs. Aug Buege. and J
Mrs. Christ Jaeger. The funeral will
le held Tuesday at 1 p. m. from the
home. Burial will take place In the
Long Grove cemetery.
The Ladies' auxiliary of the B. L.
E. were entertained by Mrs. Gus
Smith Wednesday afternoon. The
time was spent in sewing.
Postmaster Victor Dumbeck is
Copyright. 1 907. by R- F. Fenno fit Co.
"Ton are generous, count, but
would sooner plead my own cause."
"As you will. I offered as a friend
That day O'Ryan returned, and, feel
ing that I owed him some explanation
as to why I had not used every en
deavor to release him, I told him of my
"The prisoners may live, but they'll
be the death of us. Verrall, unless
you're careful. I wasn't brawling the
other night. For the life of me I could
not make out why I was arrested, bat
cow it is all explained. Once you are
thoroughly out of favor we may as
well commit suicide to prevent a wors
"There is always Tadasara as ref-
i uge." I suggested.
J "Aye. if we can get there. I ask noth-
lng Defter. But we ve got io ger mere,
That evening the princess sent for
me. I lis a just concilia ea mil my bus-
WM not to be relieved that day
wheQ one of prtllCess guard came.
follow me, Sir Verrall?
We crossed the great hall, which
was in darkness, and went along many
corridors with many turnings, so that
I 6bouId have been quite unable to
retrace my steps.
Presently we stopped, apparently in
the middle of a corridor.
"A moment. Sir Verrall. I will la-
quire her highness' pleasure
He drew back a sliding door in the
wall, entered a dimly lighted apart
ment and closed the door after him.
Only a minute cr two elapsed before
the door .was opened again, and the
rnaa beckoned me.
slowly recovering from a recent ser
The Epworth league of the Metho
ds church gave a program and ice
cream sociable Wednesday evening,
clearing a neat sum.
Mrs. Engwall will entertain the
Baptist Ladies' aid Thursday after
noon. May 31, at her home in the
The St. Margaret's society gave a
card party Tuesday evening at Crow
Mrs. Herbert Brown will enter
tain the society of the Daughters of
St, Margaret Thursday afternoon.
Funeral services for the late Mrs.
Emma Davis were held from tie
Allsbrow undertaking rooms Thurs
day afternoon. The remains were
taken to Boston.
A number from Silvis attended a
surprise party at the home of Rev.
Mr. Osborne at Watertown Thurs
The Baptist Ladies Aid society
had a sale of home made bakery
goods at Mr. Newton's meat market
last Saturday afternoon.
The following teachers have been
reappointed for the ensuing year:
Professor McKnlght, principal; Miss
M. Nystrom music teacher; Mabelle
Crompton, Margaret O'Donnell, Eliza
Smith, Ora Redmond, grade teachers.
The new Methodist church will be
built on a lot recently purchased
from Mr. Gallagher, the work of ex
cavation being already started.
Mrs: P. Boyle and children are
visiting relatives in Orsell, N. Y.
Mrs. Antonne Swenson of Seventh
street has been visiting at Mathers
ville the past week.
Miss Hazel Crawford is slowly re
covering from a severe attack of
George Pike and mother have re
turned home from North Carolina.
Mrs. William Ireland has returned
home from Dewitt, Iowa, where she
Mrs. L. T. Outten and little
daughter have arrived home from a
visit at Bridgeport, 111.
A little baby daughter arrived at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. Row
land last Thursday.
' I "entered a small anteroom almost
bare of furniture and dimly lighted,
but I had no time to take particular
note of anything, for the guard Im
mediately drew aside the curtains
which hung over a door at the opposite
end of the room, and I stood in a large
apartment and in the presence of the
She was half reclining upon a conch,
and had she studied the pose she could
not have cbosen one more attractive.
Jasar was seated near her, and they
were alone, but it seemed to me that
others had been there recently, for the
rugs on two or three couches in the
room were askew, as though the occu
pants had risen hastily. I wondered
who had been with the princess, for
it was evident that I bad been brought
The princess moved slightly to indi
cate that she was aware of my com
ing, and, feeling rather insignificant
before this beautiful woman, I ap
proached and fell on my knee before
"You have angered me extremely,
Sir Verrall,'' she said, 'and I know
not whether I have acted rightly In
sending for you now."
"I crave your pardon, your highness,
and ask for your good will again.
"You have my pardon. My good will
you must deserve.
"Your highness has only te com
mand," I answered.
She bid me flee and motioned me te
be seated. I sat down a little removed
"As I have forgiven I will not
speak of the other night. In your conn-
try courtesy may find a different ex
r res si on from that which It has here in
Drussenland. You are but a stranger
More than two million men
have found real 6 hay c joy
they use tho
Ask your dealer about our
b atis faction -or-money-back
Theatre Licensed. The secretary of
state has Issued a license to incorpor
ate to the East Molme Theatre com
pany of East Mollne, capital stock
$200. The object Is to operate mov
ing picture and vaudeville theatres.
The incorporators are George C. Kuhn,
0. M. Larson, Edward Reavy and Cecil
Take Over New Line. A permanent
selling agreement has been effected be
tween the Deere selling organization
and the Davenport Roller Bearing
Wagon company, according to an an
nouncement Just made. From this time
on the entire output of the big Daven
port plant will be placed on the market
through the Deere houses. The new
agreement is an advantageous one for
the Deere people in that It gives them
a complete wagon line. It is mutually
advantageous to the Davenport con
cern in that sale of the product of the
Davenport manufacturers will he push
ed through one of the best trade organ
izations in the country. Adding of the
Davenport wagon to the Deere line
does not mean that the Moline and
Fort 8mith wagons will share in popu
larity with the Davenport wagon, be
cause the Iowa product is of absolute
ly different type. It is designed to
meet special needs of the trade in cer
tain territories and Is of steel construc
tion, growing dally In popularity. The
new trade arrangement does not mean,
however, that the Deere selling organ
ization now has a complete wagon line
of distinct types.
Appeal to Supreme Court. Appeal
of the Fifth avenue widening case to
the supreme court of Illinois will prob
ably be taken in the near future. More
than one-half dozen of the property
owners favorable to the proposed im
provement met in the office of their
counsel, W. R. Moore, and discussed
the situation. While they sincerely re
gret the county court's action in hand
ing down a decision adverse to the
wishes of the city, they have not lost
hope. In fact, Attorneys Moore and
G. A. Shallberg think the chances are
good for victory in the supreme
tribunal. At the close of the session
the property owners expressed them
selves as a unit in favor of an appeal
from Judge Olmsted's decision. "It's
the kind of case that ought to be set
tled. The present situation Is not the
same as if there were a technicality
about ordinance or assessment roll that
had not been complied with. The pres
ent case is one that can't be settled by
commencing over again. It ought to
be settled, and the only way to do it is
to carry the matter to the supreme
court of the state," said Mr. Moore.
amorig us ancr Cave therefore, per
chance, some excuse."
"Pardon, your highness, but If I may
claim any excuse let me claim the one
which prompted my hasty action."
"Your highness expressed a doubt
of my loyalty. Your words cut so deep
ly that I acted rashly."
"You acted rashly indeed, but that Is
forgiven. We win speak no more of It
The prisoners you pleaded for have not
yet been put to death. Thus far you
have persuaded me, yet I know not
how to act. As princess, as the right
ful sovereign of Drussenland, I can
only administer the law; as a Wofnan
I can hate the law, and this, which de
mands the sacrifice of prisoners, Is
most hateful, cruel and unjust. It
wanted no stranger knight to tell me
"I have made my petition; I will
urge you no more," I answered.
"Regretting that you have urged so
much?" she asked.
"Nay, your highness, but I have used
all my weapons. I can now only bow
to your decision."
Tt had been better had you reserved
your last weapon until now. Sir Ver
rall. As a woman It might have had
power to move me; It was powerless
to move the princess. I have sent for
you secretly tonight. My women had
retired before you came, and only
Jasar and the guard have knowledge
of your coming. You will not speak
of It, either. Have you thought of the
consequences to yourself if I save the
lives of these prisoners?"
"I have, but I am not afraid."
"The priests clamor for the sacri
fice. The"' people clamor for it: You
have had many enemies. Sir Ver
rall. since first you came to Drussen
land, but with the priests against you.
and with the priests a great mass of
the people, how think jrou you can
stand? For my councilor in this mat
ter there win be no mercy."
"I have a religion, too, your high
aess, and mercy la its very keystone.
I were Indeed false to my religion
were I not to stand np for the lives of
these prisoners, and, as for the danger
to myself. It counts for nothing. Be
sides, these same priests have accepted
me as the expected knight. That
should make ray person sacred to
"Even the expected knight will not
be allowed to break the laws of Drus
senland with impunity," she said.
"But for their own sakes they can
not deny me now. It would rob the
people of their belief in the priests."
"They will not deny you, but they
wGl seek for means to correct their
mistake without confusion to them
JfTeuT Wanness, 4t-would seem, has
little faith ' In : the priests," I ' said
"Sir Verrall, I have a spirit within
me which cries out for something
more than legend why I know not.
except It be from the teaching of
Jasar, who is called unorthodox and
would be in a sorry plight among his
brethren had he not my protection."
"Your highness speaks truly," said
"May I not claim the same , protec
tion?" I asked.
"I am almost powerless to protect
yon. I know not how long I may have
any power at all. There are those who
love not a woman to rule, and that
she breaks the laws may be an occa
sion to rise against her. It would be
good to lay aside the golden circle that
stamps me sovereign and be as other
women always a woman and never a
"That is not well said, your high
ness," said Jasar. "You were born to
rule, and your duty lies in ruling."
"Ah, let me forget that I am more
than a woman If it pleases me," she
said petulantly, and then she became
calm again. "Yours was a . strange
coming among us."
"It was indeed strange," I answered.
"There is a reason in legend," she
went on in a dreamy manner. "Leg
end is the surface meaning perhaps
of the deeper truths which lie be
neath. When the priests, speaking by
their legends, proclaimed you the ex
pected knight, the savior of this
country of ours, they may have pro
claimed a truth greater than they un
derstood." "I have thought that, your high
ness," I answered.
"Tomorrow, Sir Verrall, I will com
mand that the prisoners be released,
let whatever danger come. Tomorrow
I will send for you, and see that you
forget not to crave my pardon public
ly, even' as publicly you angered me.
Tonight has satisfied the woman; to
morrow satisfy the princess."'
I fell upon my knee.
"Yousay you are almost powerless
to protectme, but I am not powerless
to protect you. In your danger claim
me; I have a life to give. It is yours
when you claim It."
. "Loyal, I believe you," she answered.
"As your princess I trust you. Yet I
do not forget her who has a greater
claim. Love 6hoots at queer marks
sometimes. Yon are forgiven, and I
"TOTT HAVE ANOIHED M"B KXTREMKLT, SIB
shall receive back the Lady Aldrida
"Your highness" I began rising to
"You need not thank me. You will
go as you came. Sir Verrall."
Jasar touched my arm and led me
to the door, and I was shown to my
There was a council next day, and
I expected to be called to it. I was in
readiness to attend, ready to meet the
opposition which was certain to be
raised when the question of the pris
oners' lives was discussed, but I was
not sent for. I kept to my quarters,
impatient at the delay, wondering if
the princess had regretted her deter
mination of last night to save the pris
oners and to recall i.
Late in the evening I was sum
moned to the palace. I passed through
the streets unnoticed, but as soon as I
entered the palace I was aware how
unpopular I had become. I made my
way at once to the room where the
princess was, and there I was more
kindly welcomed. Discretion, I knew,
prompted this, for since the princess
had recalled me It wonld have been
nnwise for thorn in closest attendance
upon her to show any displeasure. I
saw Lady Aldrida at some distance
from me and was not displeased that
she did not approach me. The prin
cess was talking brightly to those
close to her, but it seemed to me that
she was exerting herself to appear at
her ease, that ber words were far from
expressing what was passing through
Presently Jasar spoke to her, and
her eyes wandered until they rested
upon me. With a look and an almost
imperceptible gesture she motioned me
to approach. j
I fell on my knee before her as I had
done last night, and I smiled to myself j
to think that I had already been for
given and that this was only a show.
She used almost the same words, but
she spoke as the princess, not as the
woman, and I was certainly unpre
pared for the use she was going to
make of the situation.
"You have greatly angered us. Sir
Verrall," she said In low but clear
Toice. There was silence In the great
room in a moment. "By word and ac
tion you have sought to disnarase our
majesty and to make our authority of
none effect. It was In our mind tn
make your banishment if not forever, j
at least for a much longer time, but
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yg, rnowin out customs imperfectly,
and that your words and actions may
have been ill considered rather than
ill meant, we have recalled you that
slowly you may prove the loyalty of
which you are so quick to boast. Learn,
Sir VerralL that be whose band goes
most readily to his sword to defend
his honor is not- of necessity the man
whose honor needs least defending."
"I humbly crave your highness par
don and thank you for your clemency.
My deeds shall speak my thanks in
"Rise. You have our pardon. See
that you deserve our good will." And
then, speaking a Mttle louder, she went
on: "It is Indeed a time for men to
prove their loyalty to their sovereign,
when her actions tear hoarse disagree
ment from the throats of many, when
the rabble in the street think fit to
criticise, soldiers in the camp to whis
per threats and even some at court to
murmur. My actions are framed for
the good of Druswenland, for the wel
fare of its people, high and low, and I
shall be quick to deal with those, be
they who they may, who attempt to
thwart me. If I have hitherto erred
upon the side of mercy let it serve as
warning to those who cry out dissatis
faction. I may yet err upon the side
(To be Continued.
Big Fire at Carthage.
Carthage, 111., May 22. W. E. Lyon's
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M. Pasteur, sometimes called the
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lumber yard, the largest In Hancock
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loss will reach $50,000.
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Rugs made from your old
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Old phone 692 new phone 5184
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