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THE ROCK ISUAKD ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JTJLT 12, 1911.
Making a Long Trip. Traveling on
a motorcycle and two days ahead of
hia schedule Volney Davis arrived tn
Davenport Monday afternoon at 3
o'clock on Mb way to New York. He
left about two hoar later and Is en
deavoring to make the run In record
time, the trip schedule calling for 25
days. Davis left San Francisco 15
Overcome by Heat. vvuil&m Schoen-
lng. a laborer, was removed from 827
Harris street to his home at 22 Mar
quette street, suffering from the exces
sive heat. He was overcome while car
rying some iron pipes at the corner of
Third and Harris streets about noon
yesterday. He was noticed lying on
the curbstone by some of the residents
in the vicinity and the police ambu
lance was called. His condition Is not
In Destructive Mood. A charge of
disturbing the peace was lodged against
L El Tysen yesterday by his wife, who
claimed that he came home Monday
night and threatened to destroy the
entire household. Outside influences
were claimed by the wife as being the
cause of the trouble. Magistrate Rod
dewlg dismissed tbe case after hear
ing the evidence.
Dow Home Robbed. The residence
of L T. Dow, 151 Bridge avenue, was
entered by an unknown night prowler
Sunday evenlog and three watches and
a quantity of clotting were taken from
the house. The tbief made a safe get
away, leaving the house by the way he
came. The police have been notified
of the burglary and are searching for
tbe thief. Entrance to the honse was
effected by means of the rear kitchen
window. No one was at home at the
time and the thief had easy access to
AS usual, it was the poor that
suffered quickest and most.
Phillip on a day especially
proline of new champagne
fed paupers was surprised to receive a
visit from Elsie White. She was pale
and nervous. Much worry had caused
her to lose sleep.
"I have come to tell you my troubles,
as I have always done," she said.
"Lets hear all about it," invited
Phillip cordially. "I don't think my
little sister ever came to me In the old
days that I didn't help her out of her
difficulties If possible."
"Indeed, no," she said gratefully.
"You were the finest sort of big broth
er." She lingered a trifle upon that word,
unconsciously emphasizing it ever so
slightly. I'hilip outwardly accepted
the word as a rleasant expression of
confidence. Inwardly be winced at It.
"Who baa broken your doll this
time?" he ssked. with s smile.
"It Is worse than a broken doll, she
said. " den you were In Hampton i
you spoke about securing employment
"I nave thought about It a great
many times." Phillip replied, "but out
side of his trade be has so little adapt
ability that I could not think of a
place for him."
Again Elsie clasped her bands and
plunged heroically into her errand.
"II must be put in a position to j
earn some cuey. o n re reaiiy in a
desperate condition. Phillip. Yester
day we received notice that we must
give up our home, and we must move
out by Saturday. We shall lose our
furniture at the same time. Until re
cently we had credit at the butcher's
and the grocer's, but that has been
cut off. Grace's husband is wandering
somewhere out west penniless and
hunting for work, and Grace and her
two little children have come to us at
a time when we can do nothing for
them, yet they are ours, end we must
take care of them. Grace li not
strong. Of the seven of us In the
house only father and I ere physically
able to earn a 11 Ting. The time has
come when we must find work.
is your most precious posses
sion. Your first aid to health
should be the reliable and
proved family remedy
every part of the house. He ransacked
the house from cellar to attic.
OWtuary Record. Henry Muenter,
an aged employe of the German Oast
Kaus on West Second street, was found
dead in his room at 6 o'clock yester
day morning, his body tying on the
floor, where he had evidently fallen In
an attempt to get out of bed after an
attack of apoplexy. It Is not known at
what time died, but life was extinct
when the body was discovered. De
ceased leaves a halt-brother, Ben Hen
drlcfesen. 1225 West Sixth street, and
one sister, Mrs. Otto Gelling. 1850 Stur
devant street, Davenport. He was 60
years old. The funeral will be held
Thursday afternoon from the Nissen &
lis rt wig undertaking parlors, with bur
ial at Falrmount.
Miss Alpha Cole has returned home
after a two weeks' visit with friends
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Walt and son My
ron have returned to tneir nome at
Le Roy after several weeks' viBlt at
the home of Mrs. Waifs parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Burgoyna
Mr. and Mrs. James O. Brltton re
turned to Rock Island after a week's
stay at their home here.
Mrs. Melissia Johnson of Edgington
has been visiting at the home of her
niece, Mrs. R. O. Thompson.
Mr. and Mrs. Dd Spickler and baby
spent Saturday night and Sunday in
the country at the home of Mrs. Spick
ler's parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. And
Mrs. Mary Robertson and son Sam
of Rock Island spent three days here
last week visiting at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Burgoyne.
Mrs. Clarence High and Mrs. W. Roe
spent Saturday in Rock Island.
Mrs. Celeetla Huntley of Port Byron
spent last week visiting at tbe home
of her son, Charles Huntley.
She did not tell him of their actual
hunger, but Phillip, looking at her
drawn face, could guess and was
shocked. lie longed to take her In his
arms and comfort ber, but he did not.
"Really, Elsie, I didn't know, I
couldn't believe, that the case was so
desperate," be said with contrition.
"First of all. you must let me make
your father a loan sofliclent to cover
all needs, tbe payments on the house
and furniture, the little outstanding
bills, enough to cure Ed and to run on.
No one outside the family has a better
right than I to do this, and no one
would be so glad."
"I know," she returned. "Tou are
very delicate, too, to offer to make the
loan to father, but I'd rather you
would lend It to me. for I have deter
mined to become tbe business man of
"Just as you like. agreed Phillip.
"How much shall you need?"
She handed him a little slip of paper
upon which the amounts were already
set down, and totaled. Tbe sum was
pitifully small In view of all the vast
sums which Phillip had at bis disposal.
"I don't think it wise for you to
confine this to actual necessities," be
urged. "It would be much better to
take a larger sum. one that would
cover all emergencies."
Elsie shook her head firmly. "No."
she said. "I have already allowed a
small leeway. Tbe less I can make the
burden the better I shall feel about
It, for It must all be paid back. Please
let me have my own way."
"I don't see bow I can do otherwise,"
replied Phillip, giving her the money.
She took it, gulping down a little lump
which rose In her throat, then said
with a pretty little assumption of busi
ness: "I want you to srlte out a note for
me to sign."
Without protest Phillip did so and
put tbe note carefully away.
"Now we come back to the question j
of employment," said be. "You men
tioned a while ago your father's gar
dening hobby. Do you suppose be
would take a position in that line?"
"A month ego he would not, but sow
he would gratefully. If you can get
blm such a place It would perhaps
solve our problem."
"I believe that I can." mused Phil
lip. "Just wait a minute," and he
wrote a note, inclosing it In an ad
dressed envelope, which he handed to
ber. "If your father will take this
note to the address on the envelope I
am quite certain they will make a
place for aim."
"I don't know how to thank you."
she said. "Tou will have to take It
He took her warm hand in his own.
and If In that moment he had obeyed
the Impulse that was in his heart, If he
had spoken the words that strove to
rush Ua ta ypa, the whole course, of j
his Efe might have been changes for
the better. But again ambition, whih
grimly forbade any clog upon his
movements, interfered, and he held
her band with the tenderness of a
brother no more!
"Really, Elsie, I wish I could have
done more for you," he said. "X want
you to promise me that If you get into
difficulties of any sort you will let me
smooth them out for you."
"I have no one else to go to," she re
plied simply. "Do you know how much
suffering there is in the world?" she
suddenly asked him.
T suppose there Is a great deal of It."
"Do you understand what suffering
"I do," he returned. "I had my
share of It of illness, of poverty, of
cold and hunger, of uncleanllnees, of
the social degradation that belongs
with want of money. I know these
things not as one emerging from them,
but as one cast down among them
from luxury. Some people that experi
ence softens, others It hardens and
makes bitter. Sometimes I think it
had that latter effect with me."
"It must not be!" she said earnestly.
"Phi nip, what ' has happened to my
family has happened to three-fourths
of the people In Hampton, which, as
you may or may not know. Is compos
ed entirely of poor people, workmen
who In better times try to buy their
own homes. In that village of four or
five thousand people there are per
haps one half of them facing actual
starvation at this minute."
"Yes?" inquired Phillip, waiting.
"There are hundreds and hundreds
of other villages like Hampton, where
thousands upon thousands are In the
same condition. Things were never so
bad as they are now."
"Yes?" be asked again.
"They say they say" the halted
and stopped, and then, with her face
coloring, she stumbled on "they say
that you brought on this panic and
that you could stop it. It isn't true, is
"In a measure I suppose It is," ad
mitted Phillip. "The condition was like
a pile of loose gunpowder at tbe side
of a railroad track, where constantly
passing engines are sending up sparks.
One spark was sure to land In that
gunpowder and explode It I merely
happened to be the spark, but with no
more power than that spark to stop
the subsequent destruction."
She recoiled from him with dilating
eyes. "It Is true, then?" she said.
"I suppose it is, even in the way you
look at It, but I assure you, Elsie,
that it was necessary. Out of this
better times will result, and better
times could not be reached except
through this devastation. It is like a
surgical operation, which, painful and
cruel as It may seem at the start, is
necessary to save the rest of the body
from death and decay."
She shook ber head. "I cannot un
derstand It, but then I suppose I could
never have been a surgeon."
He smiled and laid his hand upon
her shoulder. "No, I doift think you
She winced under that touch and
glance, not because they were repul
sive to her oh, not because of that!
but because they were the touch and
glance of a brother.
Rensselaer was announced Just then,
and the interview closed.
In Phillip's touring car, big Sam up
beside the chauffeur, Kelvin and Rens
selaer bowled along a pleasant country
road, with the latter young gentleman
in a state of stupefaction.
"To Forest Lakes!" Rensselaer ex
claimed for at least the twentieth
time. "Why, you old fox. you never
said a word about ever having known
Henry Breed or of ever having been
to Forest Lakes!"
"I didn't dare." answered Phillip.
"I didn't want my panic to come on
too soon, which it would have done
had my connection , with Breed been
"How did you happen to fall in
with the old boy?"
"Hunted him up!" said Phillip, with
sudden fire. "As you know, this same
crowd, of whom Pellman was at that
time tbe bead, led my father into a
carefully prepared stock deal. It was
as deliberate a plucking as any green
horn ever got at the bands of a lot of
confidence men. and it not only broke
his purse, bat It broke his heart. It
left him without ambition, and when
be died be left me absolutely penni
less. Even as a boy I planned to get
even, but I knew I must wait. Down
south tbe chance came. I made that
oil strike, then luck poured In on me,
and I began at last to make a lot of
money. One day about a year ago I
read in a paper of Breed's anger
against this same Wall street coterie
I bad formed some good acquaintances
down there, and among them was a
man who knew Breed personally. He
gave me a letter of in trod notion. I
then went to see Breed and proposed
this plan. He returned an evaaivs an
swer, and I went back south. Shortly
after I returned there, however, I dis
covered that Breed bad put into opera
tion the system by which I suggested
be drain the country of its currency.
I discovered, too, that there were
spies watching me and delving into my
entire past history, i said nothing, but j
I made up my mind then that my time
had come. Sure enough. Breed finally j
sent for me. He bad employed over
fifty men for nearly a year to examine
every instant of my career, and he
was satisfied. I spent a week at For
est Lakes evolving tbe plan In detail,
and you know the rest."
"Ifs a wonderful thing!" declared i
Rensselaer, with a long breath. "It's
"There Is more romance In modern '
Ask Stores to Close. Every effort is
being put forth by promoters of the
Third avenue -Fifteenth street ball"
game to make the affair a complete
success. It is to take place tomorrow.
All the merchants of the city have
been requested to close for the after
noon. Feminine promoters of the af
fair have been around urging the tardy
and hesitating to join in and boost.
Petitions are being circulated asking
all of the business men to observe
Thursday as a holiday. The proceeds
will be used In charitable work.
Taking Inventories. Factories of
Moltne and East Moline are busy with
annual mid-summer Inventories. A
number of plants have an establishel
custom of taking Inventory during
January, but the majority take ac
counts of stock at the time when closed
for general repairs as they are now.
Women Pull Hair. Mrs. Palmyra
Pyssons was fined $5.05 on a charge of
assault and battery preferred by Mrs.
Margaret VerBeke. They are bluff res
idents in the vicinity of Seventh street.
Mrs. Pyssons became peeved when
Mrs. VerBeke called her child a nick
name, and trouble followed. It is
charged that Mrs. Pys6ons pulled Mrs.
Running Without Lights. Walter
Kulp of Davenport, aged 21, was sep
arated from some of his cash yester
day In police court Kulp drove to Mo
line Monday evening in his car and at
1 yesterday morning he started home.
In departing he neglected to light the
lamps on his car and this failure
brought him to grief. He had proceed
ed as far as Fourth street on Fifth
avenue when a bluecoat arrested him.
He was fined $3.
Angry at Delay. Citizens living on
the bluff in the territory where the
Trl-City Railway company is making j
improvements are indignant over tha
action taken by the company. The
company began operations to straight
en the Elm street line from Second to
Seventh streets on Sixteenth avenue
and connect with the present line at
Seventh street and Eighteenth avenue.
Work was halted June 14 and since
that date not a tie has been laid nor a
Autos Crash Together. Two auto
mobiles were damaged Monday even
ing in a smashup at the corner of
Nineteenth street and Tenth avenue
when Dr. C. C. Sloan drove into Dr. H.
S. Bennett's car. There is no electric
light, at the corner where the collision
occurred and overhanging trees maka
the spot a very dark one. No one was
business life than there was in the
days of lance and shield," declared
They had now reached the stone wall
that surrounded Forest Lakes and
were admitted unchallenged. At the
door old Wilkins met Phillip, but he
was no more than within when there
was a rustle of silk in tbe hall and
Lillian came eagerly forward to meet
"I understand," she said warmly,
"that you are the conquering hero."
"I have done what I was told to do."
"But you have done It well. Now It
Is time that you came home to get
"I have been fairly well rewarded
as it is," be replied. "By the way, I
have brought with me an old friend of
She turned and almost frowned as
they were joined by young Rensselaer,
who bad stopped a moment to get
something from the car.
"We are glad to see you again, Mr.
Rensselaer." she said. "Mrs. Rens
selaer has been expecting you for
several days and. like a dutiful
nephew, you must pay your respects
to her at once. You will find her in
her own apartments."
"I will see you later, Bert" Kelvin
called after him as he went up the
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stairs. Then to Lillian, "Where is Mr.
"He is Just trying to make the eighth
hole out back of the stables, and I
think he must be at about the hun
dredth stroke for it" she laughed. "I
will go out and bring him while you
remove the dust Go right up to your
old rooms; they have been waiting for
you ever since you were here the other
time. They were becoming very lone
some for you."
Sam passed them in the ball with tbe
"When you get the luggage Into Mr.
Kelvin's room, Sam," directed Lillian,
"you will find Lucy waiting for you In
Phillip turned into his apartments
with a feeling of relief. He was very
glad to rest for awhile from the tur
moil of the financial crowd, to leave all
the nervous tension of that tremendous
tragedy behind him. Sam opened the
luggage and put It away and had Just
gone down the back stairs when there
came a timid knock at tbe door. Phil
Hp opened it to a maid who had come
with towels and stepped back in sur
"El sier he cried.
"Why, Phillip!" exclslmed Elsie,
didn't know you were to be here."
"Nor I you," said he, "How does It
"That letter you gave to father," she
explained. "I came with him, applied
for a place as maid and got it Father
Is head gardener, thanks to you, and is
perfectly happy. We are both doing
very nicely. Did Miss Lillian know
that It was you who were to occupy
these rooms?" .
"Why, certainly," replied Phillip,
was here before."
Elsie said nothing, but she wondered,
Lillian had seen Phillip's letter to her
grandfather; in fact Elsie had used it
after it bad served its purpose for her
father, as an introduction for herself,
and she felt sure that it had secured
her the place. Moreover, Lillian had
casually asked about rhllllp, and Elsie
had told in glowing terms how good be
was, yet Lillian had never mentioned
that she knew him, and even now,
when she told Elsie to bring the towels
to this room, 6he did not mention Phil
"Does she treat you nicely?" Phillip
"Oh, yes; very nicely, indeed," she
replied. And Phillip knew that 6he
was not telling him all the truth. "We
are all getting on well now," she said
"Grace has brought her children to
live with us, and with what father
and I earn we can do splendidly. We
can even save a little money."
"I am glad of that." he said and
stopped, not knowing what else to say
(To be Continued.)
Mrs. H. McClury is visiting rela
tives at Brooklyn, Iowa.
W. Schroeder and W. Nichols and
families of Milan were guests at the
L. V. Hanson home here.
George Scott and mother of Ke-
wanee visited at the G. Tunson home
II. and P. Loose and families were
in Farmington attending the funeral
of their father.
Dick Bell and wife arrived home
from a trip in Kansas, Colorado, Ne
braska and Iowa.
Myra Nichols has returned home
W. Howard has returned home
from Iowa City.
D. Reed of Chicago Is visiting
The Misses Lena and Elizabeth
Yokes have as their guest Miss Bes
sie Homke of Spring Valley.
John Naven of Spring Valley is
visiting friends here.
Mrs. C. W. Chapman is visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne in
Mrs. J. Kyle and brother visited
with friends in Rapids City.
Mrs. C. Rough Is visiting in Pe
Mrs. George Morrison has arrived
home from an extended visit at Coal
Mrs. George Nlcfhols entertained
her nieces, the Misses Lina, Sadie
and Phoebe Leurs, of Galesburg.
Carroll Miller of Chicago is visit
ing his aunt, Mrs. Mary Phelp.
F. J. Glover and family have re
turned from Chicago.
Lrter Nlcewander and mother are
visiting relatives and friends In
Katharine Bull has recovered
from her illness.
The M'ps T.ar.tham of 'nwa vl?U-
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MrBj L. Reed is quite ill again.
Mrs. Corbin, who has been 111 for
many months, was brought home
from the tate hospital last week.
W. Riley and wife of Colfax, Iowa,
were guests at the A. Small and R.
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Eva C. White to Mary Lindblad, lot
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Lulu I. Hinklcy to Frank Kelly, tract
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lots 6 to 14, block 40, and lots 1 and 2,
block 41, Vvatertown, $2,200.
E. H. Guyer to Rudolph E. Lind
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C. E. White to Marvin Lyons, lots
7 and 8, block 183, East Moline, $600.
C. E. White to Albert J. Smith, lots
5 and 6, block 183, East Moline, $600.
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