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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, JULY 28, 1911.
N the meantime Dr. Zelphan, croas-
er rowi are empty, but they'll fill up
they'll fill up." and he nodded his
lag the library, paused before the head In satisfaction. Those other
door at the far side of the fire-; sides were filled by the bread busl-
Dlace and after a moment of
frowning hesitation resolutely thrust
open the door and entered. To his sur
prise Henry Breed was not there.
In the corner of the room, on the
same Bide as the safe, a door stood
open, and Zefphan, with an angry de
termination to see everything here, ap
proached that closet, ne pat his hand
upon the rear wall at the deeper fide,
and It yielded to bis touch, swinging
backward into a narrow space from
which came a damp odor and a faint
pi earn of light
"So," said Dr. Zelphaa aloud, and
Immediately he squeezed back Into the
narrow space and descended the two
flights of narrow stairs to the big
Tault, the existence of which he had
never even suspected. In the center of
the vault, with the light from a cluster
of electric bulbs gleaming down upon
his bald head, with one of the many
iron drawers upon his knees and with
an old, well thumbed Bible on the
bench at his Bide, set Henry Breed.
In his hand- xvas a package of the pa
per money with which the drawer wa
filled, and he was gazlbg. rapt, at the
opposite side of the vault, ne turned
without surprise toward the fatnlHar
figure of Dr. Zelphan and chuckled as
he patted the drawer.
"This is the first row on all that
side to be filled." said he. "I began
at the lower corner there. All the oth-
ness. but this is railroad dividends In
cash, solid cash!
Dr. Zelphan was looking about him
In amazement. "There must be mil
lions here!" he gasped.
"Minions," cackled Breed, his wrin
kled old face breaking Into a leathery
smile; "there's over a billion and a
half! now did yon come here? he
cried. "You were told that that little
room upstairs was my strictly private
study that I wished no one to come
"Exactly," agreed Zelphan dryly,
"But now that I have found the way
I am coming whenever yon do or I
id not going to stay at Forest Lakes.
"Don't go away, doctor!" pleaded
Breed In sudden fright. "Don't leave
me. "When you arrived I was a nerv
ous wreck, but since you came I have
been able to do a lot of work good
work, splendid work!"
"That's because you at first did
what I told you. But of late you've
grown careless. Ton give me the slip
every morning now, and I can't find
you. When you should be out In the
fn-sh air you are down here In this
unhealthy atmosphere with unhealthy
thoughts, counting money not the
money that you have, but the money
tou expect to make. I hadn't the
slichtest idea that you were a mere
"A miser, doctor," Breed smilingly
expostulated. "Is a man who hoards
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his money for its own sake. He never
use it for pleasure or comfort; he
never even puts it to work. But this
money of mine by the mere fact of
its being here is a tremendous dyna
mo, by the mighty current of which I
can sway almost the entire social and
economic universe to Its own good, to
its own good," he hastily added.
With it, when duly increased, I can
TOt7'Ui Bt TTBBZKIjra IDIOT ZS ZJBS
THAN A XKAJL"
right great wrongs, change unjust
laws, destroy and traEd anew entire
civilizations, shatter and recreate gov
ernments! Think, doctor! Handled
with my experience and the genius of
young Kelvin, this money has already
bankrupted nearly every enemy I had
in the world, destroyed the iniquity
of the New Tork Stock Exchange and
given me absolute control of every
mile of railroad In the United States.
No miser's money could have done
"IncidentaHy," observed Zelphan,
"several hundred thousand people were
thrown out of work, a thousand or so
starved to death, a few hundred com
mitted suicide and other hundreds de
serted their families."
Tor their iniquities the Lord shall
bring suffering upon his people," sol
emnly declared Breed, and reached
down a nervous hand for his Bible.
Zelphan looked at him 6ternly. "I
want you to come out of this place
at once and stay out." he ordered.
"No, no!" objected Breed nervously.
"No! I must come In every day, doc
torjust a little while."
"Yes. I suppose you must." admitted
Zelphan. "I'll give you thirty minutes
every day, but some one must be with
"My granddaughter usually comes
with me," explained Breed. "She is
the only one besides myself who
knows the combination to these locks,
and only we four Lillian and Kelvin
and you and I know of Its existence.
You must guard this secret well, Zel
! "No danger of my telling it," scorn
i r-d the doctor. "I don't want to ruin
a j any human soul with the knowledge
' that all this money is here, guarded
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only by iron bolts and your handful of
armed puards. There's a curse on the
stuff. More than enough to live on
ha never done any cue any good.
Look at yourself."
"What Is the matter with me?" asked
"Oh. nothing:." said Zelphan quietly,
"only you are losing your mind, that
Is all. If you don't keep away from
this silent brooding you'll be a jibber
inr idiot lu less than a year. Unless
you obey me Implicitly I shall leave
j you. I had a notion to do so this
I inornlnjr, but Mr. liollins came and I
! changed my mind."
! "Rollins:" eclaimel Iireed. "Is he
I here? Good! I must see him at once."
"You'll do nothing of the sort," as-
! Arfori 7!n!mn cliwinsr the floor flfter
"Not see r.olllns? Nonsense!" ex
claimed Breed as he threw the bolt
and touched the button to turn out the
light. "This Is important. I must see
"Important or not. you are coming
out with me for a half hour's walk be
fore you see any one."
"Then you may go!" declared Breed,
turning on him with sudden senile
fury. "Leave Forest Lakes as 60on
as you like; go now!"
"I'll not do that either," announced
Zelphan flatly. "I'm interested now,
and I Intend to remain."
Kelvin, in the bow of the boat, look
ed at his watch and began reeling in
his line. "I am sorry, but I shall have I
I to leave you." said he. "I must be j
! back at the office in fifteen minutes." i
j His hook caught on the oar lock, and !
. he leaned forward to disengage It. LU- '
1 lian. sitting just In front of him. de- j
liberately leaned back, though with a j if not satisfied.
i prettmse of helping him. until her J gists.
j rounded shoulder touched his cheek,
j "Don't go," she said, sinking her
; voice ever so little below Its ordinary
j Phillip suddenly drew his cheek
; away from that Insidious touch, an
( P7 with himself that, until reason
j came to bis aid. his blood had leaped
j to the unspoken call,
j ITerbert offered his hand to Lillian.
who, barely touching it. poise! herself
I upon the gunwale and sprang with a
) fplend'd mnjcular effort far tip the
bank. As Kelvia stepped out he once
more looked at his watch.
"You will pardon me if I hurry on?
"Oh, we are all going." returned Lil
lian. "It's too bate for the fish to bite
any more anyhow."
Kelvin was already passing her. The
bank was very steep at this point
Near the top she slipped, and he was
compiled to throw his arm hastily
about her. She let her shoulders rest
limply back in his embrace and allow
ed him to drag her dead weight up
ever the little rise, and Kelvin almost
cursed himself aloud, for a gala he bad
found that contact more than pleas
urable. "After all" PbilHp brought
himself back to the future with a
Jerk. "No entanglements with wom
en." That had been the one warning
motto he had set for himself, and he
must observe it if be would accom
plish bis boundless ambitions.
Mrs. Rensselser. puScg from the ex
ertion cf being dragged up the bank
by Herbert, turned to that younz man ,
with severity. "Herbert." she admon
ished him, "really I think you are neg
lecting your opportunities most shame
fully". It Is within your reach to make
the name of Bensselaer precisely what
it used to be."
"With Miss Breed's money," com
mented Herbert with 111 concealed dis
dain. "If I loved her or if she herself
were capable of love It would be different."
Ton are perfectly absurd, Her
bert," she insisted. "Lillian is the
richest girl in the world. After she is
married her little eccentricities, impos
sible In a girl, will only enhance her
charm. Let me be perfectly frank
with yon. This girl, while she thinks
she has her mind set upon Phillip Kel
vin, really wants a husband. I scarce
ly dare usher her into society unmar
ried she would disgrace us all. But
any strong man, such as you. could
marry her, master her and make her
content, and she would be most pre
sentable." "But I want to -work, to carve out
my own fortune as Kelvin has done.
I am not so clever as he. I could not
make a million in five years, as he did,
but I could try, which, if you only
knew, is a great satisfaction. Instead
of thatyou make me stop work. Tou
give up practically your whole income
to keep me an idler at a few good clubs
in New Tork. I don't see how yon can
consistently object. Tou are yourself
accepting a salary."
"Herbert!" she exclaimed. "I am a
guest here, and the money X receive
from Mr. Breed Is the income from in
vestments which he has made for me,"
He laughed. "Ten thousand dollars,"
said he, "and on that Breed pays you
dividends of ten thousand a year. It's
salary, nothing else."
"How crude you are!" she protested.
"How do you know that Mr. Breed
does not make 100 per cent on the
money I gave him? How do I know?
I tell you, you are ungrateful."
As they neared the house Elsie
White, who had been gathering flow
ers for Lillian's room, went up on the
porch, where Rollins met her and stop
ped to chat with her for a moment.
"If you must know," Rensselner
said, "there is an illustration of why
the thought of Lillian is so distasteful
to me. That's the kind of girl I want
"Lillian's maid!" his aunt exclaimed.
"TIerbert, you are really past belief."
"You needn't worry about her. I
don't want that particular one, and if
I did I couldn't have her. Her eyes
see no one but Phillip."
"Do you mean to say that if you
went to this girl of no class whatever
and offered her the Rensselaer name
she would refuse you?"
"She certainly would," replied Her
bert promptly. "To her position
means but very little, love menns
much, and she Is beautiful enough to
"She i handsome." reluctantly ad
mitted his mint, "but rather vulgarly
healthy, don't you think?"
"God is vulgar in a good many
things be does." replied Herbert wear
ily, "sunsets and flowers, for In
stance. Dreadfully loud colors he
Daily United States Weather Map
U. S. Department of Agriculture:
WILLIS L.M00RE. Chief.
pbmratlonatakn tt a. imty-flfth maridlan Hmm.
IgoAM.qr oontinnon Uo .p through polmaof nmlt
Ibothuuhl or dotted lines. Maethroiuh points of wmm tnk
permlarv, Lii7 will b drmvn onij tar mto, froonni. BtT .niHilf.
Bnoou lndloite m of wuhgi () elaart (p
eloodTt O eloadrt tmint nut
t-"t Arrow fly with too wind. First ftrtmk lowwat too.
i. M-nonr r&inrmii. u it aquata
rafor pact 12 aours: asoond.
third, wind aiocUr it 10 mliaa pai hour or mora.
FORECAST FOR ROCK ISLAND. DAVENPORT. MOLLVE AND VICLXITY.
Showers this afternoon and tonight. Saturday fair, not much change in temperature.
(To bo Continued.
Notice to Contractors.
Bids will be received up to 0 a. m.
July 31, 1911. at the mayor's office.
Itock Island. 111., for the complete in
stallation at the pumping station of the
One 75-horse powei- hijih duty simple
engine, diri-ct connected to vertical
shaft centrifugal pump.
One 15-inch submerged centrifugal
pump, capacity 7,000 G. P. M., with the
necessary supports and bearings, for
One vertical transmission shaft.
One GO.xlo-itich liunge tee( with one
end tapped, and one length of 15-inch
discharge pipe, approximately 10 feet
Bids must be accompanied by a cer
tified check of $500.
11. M. SCHUIVER, Mayor.
The western disturbance which is
central over Manitoba and extends
southwestward to Texas and the south
ern plateau sections has been attend
ed by showers in southern Utah and
northern Arizona and In the Missouri
and upper Mississippi valleys and the
upper lake regions. An area of rela
tively low pressure that is central oft
the coast of North Carolina has been
accompanied by showers as far north
as Boston, but high pressures and gen
erally fair weather prevail In most sec
tions east of the Mississippi, with tht
crest of the high over Maine. The
eastward movement of the Manitoba
low and the approach of a moderate
high that is over Wyoming will be at
tended by showers in this vicinity this
afternoon and tonight, followed by fair
High Low Pr'cp,
yes- last 24hri
terd'y. night. Inch.
Atlantic City 66 74 .10
Boston 72 62 .22
Buffalo 74 58 .00
Davenport 86 69 .00
Denver 88 5S .03
Jacksonville SS 6S .00
Kansas City S2 66 .60
New Orleans 86 72 .00
New York 76 62 .02
Norfolk 7S 70 .00
Phoenix 92 70 .00
St. Louis SS 68 .00
St. Paul 7S 62 1.46
San Diego 72 62 .00
San Francisco 5S 52 .00
Seattle ....78 56 .00
Washington, D. C. S2 60 .00
Winnipeg 82 54 .00
Yellowstone Park 70
stagb. 7 a.m.
St. Paul 14 1.3
Red Wing 14 0.1
Reeds Landing 12 0.7
Ut Crosse 12 0.6
Prairie due Chicn ..18 0.6
Dubuque 18 1.1
16 OS 0.1
10 0 2 0 0
15 0.6 0.1
During the next 4S hours only ellghl
changes In the Mississippi will occur
from below Dubuque to Muscatine.
J. il. SHERIER, lxcal Forecaster.
Rockford After Asylum.
Rockford, July 28. Rockford.
through the chamber of commerce,
is making a strong bid for the new
$1,500,000 insane hospital. A dele
gation of 25 men, representative of
the business and professional life of
the city, left last night for Spring
field to lay the city's claims before
the state hoard of administration.
Right Rev. Bishop Muldoon, R. K.
Welch and Mayor W. W. Bennett
head the delegation. The chamber
of commerce has secured options on
four sites of 1,000 acres each. The
advantages of these tracts have been
embodied in a prospectus to bo sub
mitted to Governor Deneen and the
board of administration.
Today's Market Quotations
Kill More Than Wild Beasts.
The number of people killed yearly
hy wild beasts don't approach the vast
number killed by disease germs. No
life is safe from their attacks. They're
In air, water, dust, even food. Bui
grand protection is afforded by Elec
tric Bitters, which destroy and expel
these deadly disease germs from the
system. That's why chills, fever and
ague, all malarial and many blood di
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joy the glorious health and new
etrength they'll give you. Money back,
Only 50c at all drug-
New Way of
"Gets-It" Puts Your Feet In Clover.
lliy wire from E. W. U'atjner & Co.,
numbers of Chicago Hoard cf Tra.lf.
Jraiii. provisions, storks, arid cotton.
I.m a.1 olti'-cs at I'.ock Islan.l house. Hook
Island. Ill Chiiatro oltlce. !s-y'J-l ).
Hoard of Trade. Local tcK-plioue, No.
BOARD OF TRADE TRANSACTIONS.
July, M. Ss. s34. S77.
September, ss-'Sl 90r', 90',.
July, 617;, 62, 617i. 62.
September, 6;", 4'.
December. 61 'j, C-" 7t
July, 40, 40, 40, 40.
September, 40, 41"5;,
December, 43, 44, 43, 43?;.
July, closed 17.00.
September. 17.00, 17.25, 17.00, 17.20.
January, 16.00, 16.15, 16.00, 16.15.
July, 8. CO, S.C0. 8.60, 8 60.
September, S.C7, 8.70, 8.67, 8.67.
July, 8.67, S.72, 8.65, 8.67.
September, 8. SO, 8.80, 8.75, 8.75.
THE GRAIN MARKET.
Liverpool, July 28. Wheat was firm
at the start and later further advanc
ed. The persistent firmness in Amer
ica, together with less favorable polit-
Corn opened higher; closed to
Wheat 383 2U3
Coin 97 10
Oats 290 201
To- Last Last
day. Week. Year
Minneapolis 102 228 161
Duluth 22 20 53
Winnipeg 105 130 94
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow.
Wheat today l.oOs.000 301,000
Year ago 1,467.0"0 427,000
Corn today 380,000 309,000
Year ago 408,000 268,000
LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Opening of Market.
Hogs 12,000. Left over 3.600. Opened
5c higher. Mixed 6.65Ct7.17, good 6.65
S7.15, rough 6.406.60, light C.65&
Cattle 1,500; strong.
Sheep 12,000; steady.
Nine O'clock Market.
Hogs 5c to 10c higher. Light 6.75
7.30, rough 6.40f6.65. mixed 6.70f7.25,
i i .
leal outlook, and the further decline , h,.avy C.70&7.25, pigs 5.306.85, bulk
in consols caused short3 to become
nervous and also encouraged specula
tive support. During the morning there
was some little realizing on the larger
Argentine shipments that expected and
a general quiet demand for both car
goes and parcels. Later the undertone
ygain became Ann on less favorable
reports from India and our forecast of
light world's shipments, with a liberal
decrease afloat to the United King
dom. At 1:30 p m. the market was
firm, to li higher than yesterday.
Corn opened t higher and further
advanced on the strength in Amer
ica, strong situation in Buenos Ayres.
and scarcity of offers.
Chicago Cash Grain.
Wheat No. 2 r new So-"?; S?.
3 r new 81S6-'U, No. 1 hw new S71A.
No. 2 hw new 87'4 & S9l,i. No. 3 hw
6.90 7. 15.
Beeves 5.70q7.25, cows 2.25Q6 00,
stockers 3105.50, Texans 4.65&6.10,
Sheep 2.15 4.25. lambs 3. 60 7. 10.
Close of Market.
Hogs closed Bteady at early prices,
10c to 15c higher than yesterday's
close. Mixed 6.70 7.25. good 6.75
7.25, rough 6.40 6.70, light 6 75 7.30.
Western Live Stock.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Kansas City 4,000 3,000 1,500
Omaha 7,000 800 1,200
St. Louis 6,500
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep.
Illinois Central ,
Chesapeake & Ohio S 1 ' i
Brooklyn Rapid Transit si;
Baltimore & Ohio lns
Sugar 1 lx'a
St. Paul 127
Copper 137'. i
Lehigh Valb y 176
Republic Steel common 29
LOCAL MARKET CONDITSONS.
July 28 . Following are the quota
tions on the local market today:
Butter Dairy, 21c; creamery, 22V4C
Feed and Fuel.
Corn, per bushel, 56c and 70c.
Oats, 45c and 48c.
Forage Timothy hay, $20.
Clover hay, $15.
Wild hay. $12 to $13.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 15c; alack,
the news an the time The
Evpry owner of a corn, callous, wart
or bunion is going to get the surprise
of a l.'Vtime.
No K-nzer do you have to eons? out
th-F thinarn witb a digpfr or knife: not
more sncit.K with razors and drawir;Ef
tjlfK-d. r.o more blood poison, no more j
Ulrki plaster. j
" KTS-IT." the new preparation, is j
as ijarmlss to the skin as water, but. i
Wazfa. how it works; Nothing to stick
or hurt- I. and behold! your corn
comts OTjt. You d n t have to drajf It
out. -GETS-IT" is sold at all drue
pists at 25 cents a bottle, or sent direct
by E I-awrenr-e ic Co . Chicaa-o. III. Sold
In Rock. Itlacd by O. ciroijen and C.
new 6CViSS, No. 1 ns 105Vi ra 1072
No. 1 ns new 95393. No. 2 ns 102& (Chicago 11,000
105V2, No. 2 ns new 94995, No. 3 ns
938100, No. 3 ns new 9095, No. 2 s NEW YORK STOCKS,
cew 92A94, No. 3 s new h'jSJ, vc ! New York. July 2'6. Following are
tew &9&9S. durum new feSf;&2. the quotations on the market today:
Oata No. 2 new SSVi 391, No. 2 ! Union Pacific 18Si
w 40Vi41, No. 2 w new 39440i, ; L. S. Steel common 99Vi i
J No. 3 w 331i4a40ii. No. 3 w new 3&& ; Reading
29 U. No 4 w new 2f
M ,- : . . .1 t
Corn No. 2 63' fx 6.:-i, No.
5 6CH. No. 2 y 63 ft 61. No.
63'.;. No. 3 w 65ifi66, No. 3 y 63'.;?
63H, No. 4 e2',;fje2'.i. No
6314. No. 4 7 62',;xe2i.
Wheat opened H higher; closed
to H higher.
Rock Island preferred 1
Rock Island common 31
2 w 6C Northwestern 116
3 G?,f; jSouthf-rn Pacific 121's
.New York Ontral lri
w 6iy j Missouri Pacific 4
j Great Northern 134t
When your eyes need
attention there's only
one way to fit them
None too young or too
old to be fitted prop
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' Kmeltpra 79
i Colorado Fuel Sc. Iron C3?i I g
J. RAMSER I
Opposite Ilju-per Ilouae