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THE ROCK ISUAND ARGUS, MONDAY, JUXE 5, 1911.
Contrmot for I rrterurba fv Preid ent
r. 7. Porter ui Chief Engineer K.
Weedln of the Davenport-Mueca-3ne
interurban. stated Saturday that
Ihe preliminary work for the new
interurban was Hearing completion
ind that they expected to let the conn-acts
for its construction from Bine
Sraas to Muscatine this week. The
contract for the cons traction from
Blue Grass to Davenport will be let
later, as the exact route the line will
follow from Bine Grass to Davenport
a as not vet been determined.
Flghta Crowd-Making Arrest Fight
ing. back a crowd of 800 excited and
tome drunken, spectators at the cor
aor of Second and Scott streets, Sat
urday night about 11 o'clock, Poltae
Officer Charles Schleuter Anally land
ed Robert Burlingame and escorted
him to the police station followed by
nearly the-enftire crowd. Burlingame
Cttrrtom . Verrail. a traveler, bears from
MutttbC mlwiuu ocmntry beyond
tta CMcoslazi rates. T4y axe carried
by an aiwJTictf Lnte thla mysterious
country.' tT1 Jcnied. and VerraU
ia captured .by CipCaln (TKyan.
(TKrui mm ci tbe Jctn of Druaeenland.
who la at we vtte Prtoowaa Xarla, wboes
soldiera cjjux) CT Ry n ud VerraJl. Ver
raU meet tbe ; prtoceea. who la beautiful.
Prompted ir""yaji. 'errall daJma to
ba tbe axpaatcd KnKht of tho saver 8tar,
who Ls to Jd tbertnceee and find a great
treasure. VerraX. discovers an enemy la
Killing prleooer Is a custom-tn Drs
enlaod. VerraU Is accepted as the kxOffht.
Vaaca plots to defeat blm In a lance tour
nament. IirwnnhsmTe people have pro
j asiiail no-further rtbaa the time ot the
VerraU. cfaallenres Vasca. tXuia res
VerraU ber bauodaeroblef aa a token. Ver
raU tBnheaane tbe count and wins. Toe ,
king's. f usees ' attack. Darla s army, led
by Vasca, drives tho king's forces to
Tadaaara. r" VerraJT suspeots "Vaaca of
VerraJl. ptqued bT.'TDarta'a Indifference,
courts Lavdy. Aldrtda, He and abe plead
with- Darta for the Uvea of prisoners.
Verntfl Incenses Dar la. by displaying the
Darta disgraces Verrail. but tbrooffb
Jaaar, ber confidant, arracigea a secret
meeting. VerraJl begs-ber pardon.
Trie princess tells him he will be In
great perU if she eaavea the prisoners and
lrmlitta tbat be make her a public apology.
While on guard before ber door be Is at
tacked. VerraJl .kills the would be asaassm. but
Is wounded. ,llm suapects that the plot Is
Vasoa's work. VerraU shows the princess
Viat he loves iber.
&KEhim alive!" came the
,cry. X'es, weakness meant
'"The roof. There ls only
Bridget's ywordi put new courage
into me. Ijetaycd another rush and
then sprang bar krwsrd. I was almost
at the top of the stairs now.
"lA?t me pass."
I Uew the voW. Sword In band,
O'l'.y itishd his way through the
tow i c':itv. jumped across the body,
of tu.' .uMman wbo had fallen and
came nt nae.v Had a dash to the roof
meant abooittto safety at tbat moment
I do not think I should Lave taken It.
if v teres test; enemy in the world was
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showed fight even after he had been
knocked down twice by the officer
who was forced to use his club on
the drunken man In order to save
himself and wanted to light Ofloera
Eenzen and Jesses who arrived on
the scene a few moments later. Bur
lingame Is booked on a charge of re
sisting an officer and W. A. Leach,
a government soldier, Is booked on a
charge of Interfering with an officer.
Leach, who was one of the spectat
ors, made himself conspicuous by al
leged Interfering with the arrest and
lending encouragement to the fight
showed by Burlingame. Officer
Schleuter was disturbed several times
by Burllngame'a actions after he had
warned blm to go home and after
the man had made himself a nui
sance. Officer Schleuter determined
to arrest him. Burlingame had hid
den out In the meantime and was
later espied Jumping onto a street
car. Officers Schleuter also Jumped
on the car and taking hold of the
man, took him off the car. Both fell
in getting off and Burlingame Im-i
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before me. XtevengeanAdeatl poised
the scales equally. It was bis life
or mine now. Those .below seemed to
recognize the supreme moment. They
did not follow, but. crave the captain
free fighting room. I bad the advan
tage In position, but bis arm was
fresh. Engaging me swiftly, be press
ed me sorely. My mad looking for re
venge drew an oath from me as he
parried my thrusts skillfully. I bad
never seen him handle tbis weapon so
With bis eyes fixed' on mine he
watched bis opportunity. '. With a swift
stroke be put my sword aside and
sprang at me even to the step on
which I was standing.
"For heaven's sake wounds me, Ver
raU!" he whispered.
I bad done so almost before the
words were spoken, bow badly I did
not know. lie fell back Into-the arms
of his comrades so heavily that I
thought death had ended our acquaint
a noes hi p. My sword sllppedtfrom my
band, but I drew my dagger and ran
to the roof. Bridget stood in 'my way
a momeut, but I pushed ber aside and
was on the roof before my enemies
had time to follow me.
I flung the curled rope over the
wall and then jumped forward to meet
i my last enemy, the sentry. lie was
unprepared and knew not bow des
perate a man he had to deal with. He
struck one blow at me and then Ah,
it was moet awful work to do! The
dagger passed in softly underneath bis
arm. and he pitched from the wall like
a log thrown out into space. My foes
reached the roof as I grasped the rope
and went over.
"A rope cut it!
"Sol After him!" shouted a dozen
voices in answer.
I had slipped down halfway, I sup-
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mediately began an attack on the of
ficer. The policeman's ' club was
brought Into play and Burlingame
was floored. He arose and contin
ued his attack and was floored again.
He was pretty 'veil subdued by this
time and It was then that the crowd
took a hand. Taking encouragement
by the shouts of some of bis drunken
companions, Burlingame further re
sisted the officer and every attempt
made by the policeman was frustrat
ed by the crowd. The prisoner was
finally escorted to the station with
the crowd following onto his heels.
He has been in police court on pre
vious occasions and Is well known
to the authorities.
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pose, when the words arrested me. A
dozen could follow by the rope. I could
fight against odds no longer. Only a
dagger was in my hand, a useless
weapon against odds. The rope above
me swayed. My first adversary was
already sliding toward me. I 'was
prepared; be would not be all the dif
ference in a .fall. I drew my limbs
together and then, with a swift slash
of my dagger, cut the rope above my
head and fell.
It was well for me tbat I landed on
soft turf. I was cut and bruised, but
scaped a worse fate. The man who
followed me struck the ground with
a sickening thud. lie was not dead,
but could not rise.
I reached the river and dropped my
coat of mail and dagger into the wa
ter. I struck out, sore as I was. Soon
I became conscious that I was being
followed at least I thought so. I felt
a touch frem a human band. I saw
a naked man close upon me. I grasp
ed his throat; and wrenched it Then
he sank. He was dead. I reached the
pbore prostrate and insensible.
A gray dawn was glimmering over
the mountains of the east when con
sciousness returned to me. I remem
bered things slowly. I sat up, and then
I remembered all that had happened
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last night, for ti.-- same current mat
bad brought me to land had later
brought waj ghastly companion. He
lay at my feet at the edge of the wa
ter, bis face upward, his open, sight
less eyes staring at the gray sky.
The thought carried my mind to
tbat other death tbat death of creak
ing winches and toothed machinery
and the possibility that occurred t
me made me look at the man more
closely. His limbs seemed long and
loose. One arm was evidently broken.
Could it be a prisoner who had made
a friend of the executioner and bad
died so easily? There was a bine
mark round his neck where a rope bad
been. Had not Costa said that the
weight tied to a corpse slipped aome-
tlmesl This man. too, had escaped
from Tadasara. but by the way only
dead men took.
I sprang to my feet. I was a fool
to wait here, so close to that terrible
fortress. It was light now. Safety
for me lay only in the woods. My
enemies might know the set of the
currents in the river and seek for my
bodia .this very spot. -1 bathed my I
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Cars In Cotltslonv A 40-horse- power
Midland and a Hupmobile figured In
a oonislon at the northeast corner
of Sixth avenue and Fifteenth street.
John A. Anderson was driving the
Midland and C. E. Howard of the
Shallberg & Howard garage was at
the wheel of the "Hup." The cars
were running slowly and result was
not serious. Mr. and Mrs. Ander
son and two friends were In their
car. while Howard was alone. The
collision occurred when the drivers
attempted to round the corner while
going; in opposite directions. Mr. An
derson intended to turn north on Fif
teenth street from Sixth avenue and
Mr. Howard, coming from the north,
planned to swing east on the ave
nue. He was forced to hug the east
curb line of Fifteenth street to avoid
a street car. Neither of the auto
mobile drivers saw each other in time
to avert the collision. A front wheel
of the Midland caught a rear wheel
of the "Hup." Mr. Anderson's car
was damaged slightly and ls at the
Shallberg ft Howard garage being re
8 truck by Motorcycle. Miss Laura
Schneider, 1524 Thirty-second street,
Rock Island, stenographer for Elmer
E. Morgan, was knocked down by a
motorcycle Saturday as she stepped
from an Elm street car. The acci
dent occurred on Fifteenth street, a
short distance north of Sixth 'ave
nue. R. E. Willis, of K. I. Willis
& Sons, was riding the motorcycle.
It was while Willis was trying to
avoid running down the street car
conductor, James Hlckey, that Miss
Schneider was struck. The conductor
delivered a package at a store on the
east side of Fifteenth street. He
stepped from the curb directly in the
path of Willis' machine. Willis was
riding north and he swerved to the
west. This brought him close to the
car. When only a few feet from
the rear end of the car Miss Schnei
der iumped to the pavement. She
did not see the approaching motor
cycle and she was struck by the left
handle. The force of the blow threw
her to the pavement in a puddle of
mud and water. Mr. Willis dismount
ed and went to her assistance. He
lifted her to her feet. She was not
injured, but she was badly frighten
ed. Her clothing was torn consider
ably. She went to" Mr. Morgan's of
fice and later returned home. Willis
says that the accident never would
have occurred had not the street car
conductor been careless when he
stepped off the sidewalk.
arms and legs and then made quickly
for the woods behind.
It was well that I was wise in time,
for even as I entered the wood I saw
a party of horsemen coming from the
bridge. Some went along the river
bank, while the others spread in twos
and threes fanlike over the country.
They did not intend me to escape. I
plunged Into the wood, keeping from
trodden paths, and broke off a stout
stick to help me to walk and to serve
as a weapon in case of need. It would
be a poor defense if I were once seen.
I came out from a thick piece of un
dergrowth on to a broad turf path
and then drew quickly back again.
Three soldiers bad dismounted not
two dozen yards away and were lying
upon a bank.
From my leafy- ambush I saw two
other horsemen turn into the path.
"Not found yet?" called out one of
the three I bad first seen.
"No, and never will be," was the
answer, and I recognized Costa. "I'd
give a good deal to lay my hands upon
blm. I took a liking to blm, and it's
hard to know that one nas loved a
"This traitor's a man at least,' esid
"I shouldn't have taken a liking to
him If be hadn't been. I think he is
"We ought to have found his body."
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"The river has that," " was the an
"It didn't keep the prisoner who died
yesterday, said his companion. "He
was lying on the bank, a sorry sight
Presently all five mounted and rode
slowly Up the path, and I crept through
the underwood Perhaps
should have been safer bad I stopped
where I was, but inaction was Impos
sible. Besides, hunger and thirst were
prompting me. A few berries might
be found and a stream. I must have
wandered far out of my way, for
came suddenly upon a small clearing.
A hut built of stout logs was there,
and before It was an old woman fac
ing half a dozen horsemen.
"You've searched,' she was Baying.
"There's not a bole where a man could
lie concealed. What have I to do with
"Ton have seen no man pass thla
"No. I was within, and the door
Jiarx you, came, tnere is a man
wandering in theee woods, and he'll
want food. Maybe be'n ask yon for
it If yen gtVe It this but will be
without an owner. Were he your son
even you. should not escape!"
"Maybe not, but I'd chance that and
give Mm food if"
The horseman mctrttered a threaten
ing oath, turned and left the old wo
man standing at ber but door. As
soon as they ' were out of sight she
shook ber fist at them. The action
made me -wonder if I could trust ber.
Within the but doubtless were food
and drink., and both I sorely needed
perhaps, too, a corner where I could
rest a little.
She stood at the door for a few mo
ments and then came to the side of
the hut to pick up a bundle of sticks.
It was risky, but I was almost faint
ing for want of food.
Holding up my -hand in warning, I
stepped into the clearing. She saw me
and let the sticks fall, but she did not
utter a sound.
"They are for the king, I whispered
"I am for the princess. Who ls your
She beckoned me to follow ber, and
I entered the hut
"You shall eat first and, if you -win.
tell me the tale afterward."
It was frugal fare she set before me.
such a portage that at other times my
stomach might have turned against.
but now enjoyable as the dainty feast
of an epicure, and then I told ber a
garbled version of my' story, true
enough in particulars, but wanting in
"You're a brave man," she said. "My
son would have acted so, for he ls a
brave man too. Now let me look at
your wounds. Living in the woods, we
old women find strange herbs."
She could not have used me more
tenderly had I been her son. In the
midst of ber work she stopped sudden
ly. She bad quick ears.
"They are returning."
"Good mother, give me some weap
on and my life shall stand between
them and you."
"There is a better way," she answer
ed. "Come with me."
She led me Into a small back room
and, pushing some faggots back from
a corner, opened a trap.
'It's a well." she said, "but it's some
thing more. Catch hold of the rope,
hang at arm's lenpth and your feet will
feel a ledge. It is the floor of a little
"quick; they are at the doob."
biding place and safe enough, 1 war
rant. Quick; they are at tbe door!"
She replaced the lid of tbe trap, and
I heard her sweep the fagots over it
as I swung myself into the hiding
place, a fair sized kind of cellar under
the hut. By tbe noise above I could
hear tbat several men bad entered. I
could bear tbe murmur of their voices,
but could catch no words. Tbe hut
was evidently carefully searched again,
tbe trap was even opened, but tbe bole
was so clearly a well that none sus
pected a hiding place.
For three days I lay bidden, chiefly
in the well, but sometimes climbing
into the but when the woman thought
it safe for me to do so. More than
once the men paid surprise visits, once
nearly catching me, and so well was
the wood watched that even at nlgbt
it was not safe for me to start.
On tbe fourth night I set out upon
my journey. The king's men bad with
drawn, convinced that 1 was not con-
cealed in tbe wood. The woman told :
me which path I should take to reach j
the open country teward my destina
tion, and she provided me with a short !
dagger, the only weapon she bad.
I was in the princess' country, but 1 ;
shunned habitations and avoided a viU '
Uge as the plague. 1 went carefully i
day and night, keeping to tbe woods !
as much as possible, choong to make
a roundabout journey rather than go ',
direct with the chance of being seen.
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the passing of time, tbat I neared my
goal. To gain the private door by
whicb. I escaped and by which I In
tended to return I bad to cross in front
of the camp and climb the opposite hill
spur. No sentry disturbed me. Only a
11 ght here and there was visible. Some
thing bad happened. If a Urge part of
her army had deserted, which would
explain why the king's troops had
wandered unchallenged over the coon
try, the sooner the princess and I set
out to find the exit from Drussenland
I found the secret door and opened
it. With my dagger In my hand I
groped my way along the dark pas
sages, not certain or my airecuon.
There was not a sound. The palace
seemed deserted, and my heart fulled
me. At last I came to the corridor in
which the princess' rooms were. There
was no light in It, not a sound. I
stood still and listened. Not a sound
yes, a little sound, the slight creak of
armor. Friend or foe, he was too near
the princess for me to wish to avoid
him. So I went forward, taLing no
further care to step lightly.
"That name may stand for a foe
now, ne answerea.
I heard him strike a door with hi
sword. It was the princess door, and
at his summons two men came out
"Verrail!" one exclaimed. "You come
too late, I fear."
"The princess Is gone.
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"To her death!" I cried, and I put!cotlf arul ra" bt! givf"wl,b ,n,c,t
out my arm to the wall to support my
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