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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MOXDAY, AUGUST 21, 1D1L.
Licensed to Wed. George M. Peter
son and OJga Reyer, Martin Wiese and
Molly Johnson, Johannes Stender and
Agnes Schmids, all cf Davenrort.
Falis Into Manhole. Weakened
from the loss of blood emitting from
painful bruises on his head and leg.
James O'Connor. East Locust
utreet, was rescued from a manhole in
Kast Davenport ahout 10 o'clock Satur
day night by bis brother, -who hap
pened to be parsing. Just how long
he remained in the manhole after fall
ing could not be determined. His
clothing was saturated with blood
when he was lifted out of the hole by
his brother. He bad .;:rta:ned a dvp
cash in his forebear! and in his lc4
from projecting rocks.
Visit From Rock Isfanders. The
committee of the board of supervisors
of Tiock I.land county, appointed .to
secure jans for the purpose f erect
ing a county hospital in Hock Inland
county, visited the Scott county hos
pHal on an inspection tour Friday af
ternoon. Dr. Ft eke fhowcJ the party
over the hospital End explained the
manner in which it is conducted. The
members of the committee were very
much pleased with th" I'c;.l n;situ
tion and the way in which it is con
ducted, and a rt port of the vi.-it will
ba filed at the September meeting of
the board of supervisors of Hock Isl
Wants Big Alimony. In a suit for!
divorce filed by Patit-n'e S. 1! -usellot '
against her husband. Kuger.e P.
; rma- !
nn( ftTimonv .f ST. !.'! al:d'S."..i for :
attorney's fees with w hich to prose-: - :;th
hfr rase. Thf plaintiff a'.l-es !
thai she was mad. the victim of cruel !
and inhuman treatment a.vi th.it her !
htif,-.nrt r--.t;o,i i...r lie num.-s. Sb. !
j,!sn mis that thev h;r.e bt -en sen-!
united since April 1. liHO
married in Floyd county
They were '
Iowa, J une j
u r v.
n rrzvriri sir
SITE led h'.m back into the other
wing of the house, and he
frowned as he noted that the
room Into which be was sfiown
adjoined the suit IJT.irin ooenp'd In
side the room he riaru'uw) the com
municating d'or. Thtre was no key
la It; but, ftooping down to Inrpect
the bolt. he could see that it was
locked, and, with a nod of satisfaction,
he ciude haste to get to rest. He had
Bcarx-ely begun to undress, however,
.whea the communicating door opened,
and Lillian, clad In the same kimono
Id which she had before entered his
Private apartment, at the Esplanade
in New ork came in laughing as if
her act were but a childi-ih prauk.
"Have you no discretion whatever?"
Kelvin demanded, with some impa
tience. "Not much." she answered gayly.
"what is the use of It In a poky, hum-
drum place like this, where every tdr
...... . - ;
is dear, duraa ana t.,ina; wme, i;
want to snow you something.
"I'll look at it la the morning," re
"In the morning won't d.v she in
sisted. "It wiil te too lat then."
She insisted so strongly v'Uat Kelvin
Bnal'y went with her into her own
apartments. She went to ter desk and
brought a letter.
"See." she said. "I have found a
mote written by fleorce Flagg to Ben
White, the father of your precious
friend Elsie while be was sti'.l gar
flener. Blacc bns been contracting
for a million ries. for one thing."
As she soke she seerued to be listen
ing intently. Phillip ren'-hed out h!s
band f -r the missive. She thrust it
quickly behind her ba-k and looked up
I r : -UT "1 3 IVHAT WANT TO oowL T
S, 1502, and have lived In Davenport
for the past five years. The plaintiff
estimates that defendant's preperty is
valued at $200ft.
Obituary, Mrs. Christina Meyer
passed away at Mercy hospital Friday
evening at 10:0 o'clock at the advanc
ed age of Si years. She was born in
Germany in 1827. Mrs. Meyer was the
widow of the late Hans Meyer, who
died 1C years aeo. She is survived by
one son and two daughters, William,
-.ever c Davenport, Mrs. Jacob Ilam-
i bach of Chicago, and Mrs. John Ram
j bath of Jacksonville, Fla.
i Fred Dollxneier died at the home of
I tis grandfather. Frederick Feilcke.
j two and a half miles southeast of
i Blue Grass, at 11:15 Saturday morn
ling. He wa3 mora in Eberle, Iowa,
! Dec. 20, 1SP1. His parents died when
I he was small and since that time he
' has made his home with his grand
father. He is survived by his grand
j father and several aunts and uncles,
j Sadie M. Hughes, the infant daugh
ter or Mr. and Mrs. Albert Huches,
'died at the family homo. 120 West
j Eighth vtreet, Saturday evening at 0
'o'clock at the age of 24 days. Funeral
, services were held Saturday.
' Astnus Wolf passed away at his
home, 220 W&st. Fifteenth street. Sat
urday afternoon at 2:Z) o'clock after
a lirgiring il!rss, at the aze of 71
years. He v.-;3 born in Swolstedt,
: Schleswig-Hoiste'n. Germany, Sept. 20,
1 SO. He was reared in Germany and
i came to America when a yo ;ng man.
j He came to Davenport in the early
I rart of I'Gl, and soon after, on Feb.
! 7, 1SC1, he enlisted in the civil war,
I serving till the end. He was dis-
charged at Louisville, Xy., in lhC. He j
vas a pCsoneT at A'-ders-juville for 11
months. He is survived by hi
two soi;s and two tia ig'.jters
Wolf of Ixng Crove, Iowa
Wclf of Davenport.- Mrs. Theresa Car. -
tens of Davenport, and Mrs. Aman3
Iluiry of McCauslan-I, Iowa, and Mark
Wolf of Illinois. The funeral will be
held at the late home, 220 West Fif-
tec-nth street, Tuesday morning at
o'enock. Interment will be in Tieaje s
.m with tnn taring oyc. "Ts that
the way you ospress your thanks?"
she playfully protected. "You shan't
have it until you show yourself more
grateful than that." And she pursed
up her lips.
With pomfth'ng of reluctance Phil
lip bent -forward to give her the stipu
lated kis, and ns be did so she sud
denly threw her arms about his neck.
At that instant the hall door opened
wide at the hand of Lucy, and Henry t
Breed stalked in. followed by Pr. Zel
phan and Herbert Rensselaer and bis
aunt. Phillip and Lillian instantly
sprang apart, but it was too late. The
4 a I-. I Aa hnsl Iumi afuin Tlonrv
e nrst tQ fln(J hig voW
..Lucv toJd UR tha IJMan wIsh(d t
" . , , , . t,n
ho observed dryly, "but Lucy seems to
have been mistaken."
."She was." asserted Lillian coolly,
"but since you are here I may ns well
. n,. '
You may announce tomorrow tnat tne i
secret engagement be- j
tween Phillip and myself is to culml- j
nate in an Immediate wedding. We
were Just discussing the date. I think
about the first of next month will suit
us best, won't it, rhillipT and her
hand sought his.
rhillip. half confused, half angry,
put as good a face upon the matter as
be could and agreed, with every ap
pearance of snaTity. that the first was
an Ideal date, navlng announced their
Intention, the surprised cor.ple were
able to !xk their captors In the face
with more or less of cool defiance. In
Herbert's eyes Kelvin saw grave re
monstrance. Dr. Zelphan was openly
chuckling. Henry Breed was smiling
and rubbing his withered old palms to-
Such is Life
gether. The shocked and horrified Mrs.
Rensselaer finally found her motive
power and sailing into the room, toot
Lillian's arm under" her own and
marched away with her to her own
apartments. Dr. Zelphan was the first
to congratulate Phillip, shaking hands
with him heartily.
"It is a wonderful match," said he
with sardonic glee, "an ideal match."
Henry Breed delightedly patted Kel
vin on the shoulder and called him
son. and it never seemed to cross his
mimj tbat there had been anything In
"THE SECRET ENGAGEMENT IB TO CrTiSII
KATK IN AN IMMEDIATE WEDDING."
j the circumstances to incur his disap
proval, if not his anger. Rensselaer
lingered long enough to protest.
"I say. old man." said he. "you might
have been fair enough to give a fel
low a correct tip when I asked you in
the first place. You've let me make an
ass of myself. I finally gave in to the
aunt and proposed to Miss Breed not
long ago. I I wish you happiness."
Kelvin looked enigmatically into
Rensselaer's eyes, abruptly laughed
aloud and then, wheeling, turned Into
his own room.
Stalwart soldiers surrounded the
White House grounds in lines two
deep. From the gates to the main
entrance the way was lined upon both
sides with bronzed, gray bearded non
descripts, who stood slout-hily in their
olive green kbaki and who had noth
ing of the bearing of soldiers in their
attitude. They were n strange lot, full
0X of them, and yet any one disposed
to laugh at the awkward line had only
to look into the stern succession of
mirthless eyes to knor that here
was docged fighting blood. Already
throughout the length and breadth of
the land there had been sufficient
clashes to set citizen against soldier
and soldier against citizen, and re
cruits that but the day before yesterday
had spat at a uniform and yesterday
had been driven by necessity into the
employ of the army today found them
selves arrayed against their former
comrades and sit at the plain cltU .
Within the White House there were
throngs of those who deemed that
they bad a right to Inquire, to argue,
to protest, to denounce. Day after
aay Kelvin, sitting in calm pomp.
ills two huge, gaudily liveried
negroes behind him. enigmatically dls
rosed of one agitated patriot after an
other. Just now Kelvin was entertaining a
delegation picked by himself. They
were his cabinet officers, and they
were pale and nervous to a man. Add
ed to them were two strangely out of
place groups, the one consisting of
Henry and Lillian Breed, Jens Nelson
and Dr. Zelphan" and the other of Rol
lins and Elsie White. All of these had
been admitted by a private door. The
arrival of the latter two groups was
disconcerting to Phillip at the mo-
ment, although, after a slight period
of cogitation, he had ordered them
both admitted. Rollins and Elsie
White came last, and the moment they
had entered Phillip ordered the door
to be relocked. He hafl been upon the
point of making an important an
nouncement to his waiting and ap
parently prepared cabinet, and now,
his email audience once more quiet, he
raised his hand impressively, but be
fore he could sieak Elsie White hur
ried forward to him.
"Look in your desk quickly, but care
fully.'" she cried. "An Infernal ma
chine is concealed there, timed to ex
plode at twelve 1"
She was deathly pale. There were
in the Booby-Hatch
Milk Is Tested. In the city milk
test Just completed by the health de
partment, one restaurant was found
to be disposing of milk which did
not, come up to state requirements
as to percentage of butter fats. With
the exception of Lane Brothers, res
taurant proprietors, whose milk
proved up only 2.2 butter fats, all
others were found to be selling good
milk. Nineteen restaurants and ho
tels gave up samples of milk to the
Struck by Engine. Thomas Caiter,
a switchman employed In the east
bound yards at Silvis, stepped in the
path of a switch engine at 4:30
Saturday morning. He was rushed
to the Moline hospital. An examina
tion showed a long gash in the top
of his head, a bruised skull a cut in
the left eyelid, a hole in the right
jaw and severe bruises on the left
shoulder and right hip. He is ex
pected to live. Caiter resides at
2301 Sixth avenue, Moline.
Finish Long Tour. Mr. and Mrs. F.
W. Rank, accompanied by Mr. and
Mrs. T. V. Brennan of Joliet, Fri
day completed a 2,000-mile tour in
Mr. Rank's Chalmer's car. They
visited Joliet, Kalamazoo. Detroit,
Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Erie and To-
ieuo. ai ueiroit tne party attenaea
the national convention of the
Knights of Columbus. The average
run per day was 150 miles,
party experienced no trouble
than blowouts and punctures and the
weather was ideal all of the time.
Burned About Eyes. George Hutch
inson, ch'ef bill clerk for Deere &
Co., was the victim of a peculiar ac
cident while at work Friday, which
nearly cost him his eyesight. Mr.
Hutchinson is in the habit of wear
ing a green celluloid shade to pro
tect his eyes from the glare of arti
ficial light while at his work. He
struck a match to light a cigar; the
celluloid shade caught fire and he
was severely burned.
Falls Off Bicyc'e. Donald LeRoy,
12-year-old son of William A. Stew
art, while coasting down Fifteenth
street hill Saturday forenoon, fell
from his bicycle, fractured an arm,
and was badly bruised andt'shaken
Ten Typhoid Fever Cases. City
Physician Arp and Commissioner
Eastman have compared notes and
found that there are only 10 cases
of typhoid fever in the city to the
best of their knowledge and belief.
Reports to the effect that typhoid
was so numerous in the city as to
amount to an epidenrc is thought
to have had no foundation in fact.
Victims in a number of the cases
credited to Moline have been found
on investigation to reside in Rock
Island and only have their work in
dark rings under her eyes. Evidently
she had passed a sleenless nizht. Phil
lip, obeying his habit of mentally ig-1
noring sudden, and agitated thoughts
that he infeht consider them in forced
calmness, looked down upon her com
passionately, and the moment for
which Elsie had waited all these years
had at last arrived. Today she stood
nearer to him in affection than any
other living creature. Love had come
to him at last. Well, there was still
time. He had fought and he had won.
The moment of his triumph was at
hand, and with the fruits of that
triumph he would crown love. He
glanced at the clock. It was tnen Dare
ly 10. Jens Nelson had started hastily
toward the door, but now he returned
to the side of Dr. Zelphan.
"According to that, we have plenty
of time," Phillip said calmly. j
"Lookr Elsie frantically insisted, j
"The machine might be faulty. It j
that you never leave until 1. but there !
is danger this very second. Every act
of your daily routine has been stud-1
led, and in a half dozen places these j
things He in wait for you. nere is a j
list of them." And she gave him a j
paper. "Moreover, today at noon i
there will be flashed from one end of i
the country to the other by telegraph !
and by wireless George Blagg's com- j
mand to begin fighting. He has an
immense secret army ready awaiting j
this word. Only a small proportion of
the men are armed, but they Intend
to take, their weapons from the sol
diers and capture the states simulta
neously from coast to coast."
"How do you know these things T
What little color there had been In
Elsie's face left it suddenly. Even her
lips were as white as paper. "I can
not tell you," she murmured faintly.
KelTln nodded his head. He sur
mised that this vast conspiracy had
Ben White as one of Its weak arms.
"But hurry. Fhillip, hurryr plead
ed Elsie, using his familiar name un
consciously. "If you find there what
I have told you, you may know that
all the rest Is true."
"It Is probably true enough." replied
Phillip calmly. "Herbert. I had wish
ed you to be here when I made my
announcement, but you know what it
is. as do. the others of my cabinet, and
what your share in it is to be. I shall
excuse you for the time being. Wire
at once to every military force under
your command to be in readiness for
One of the attendants opened the
private door and let Herbert out. Kel
vin stooped and opened every drawer
of his desk on either side, but found
nothing. He turned to Elsie with a
slight smile, but she was on her knees
now in front of the desk, with her ear
applied to it.
"Search further," she insisted- "I
hear something ticking."
Again Kelvin looked through the
drawers and found nothing unusual.
"Pull out the bottom one on this side
and look underneath it," she directed,
with now almost frantic insistence.
Kelvin did so. Under the right hand
bottom drawer, in the six inches of
inclosed space left beneath it and the
floor, he found a wooden box. Apply
ing his ear to It, he detected a faint
ticking. He handed it to one of the
"Have this removed to some safe
place at once," he ordered.
" 'Deed, no not me!" protested the
quaking voice of Peavey as he very
i verv centlv slid the box on the desk
j and then sprang away from It. "Ah's
boun an' 'termined to
planted in mah grave whole. Ah is!"
Sam, though a curious ashen gray
J with fear, picked up the box. but one
i of the big ofllcers. a white man. took
it quietly from his hands and went
out the door with it.
Kelvin turned slowly to his cabinet
"Gentlemen." he began, "the United
States is in a condition of absolute
"Wait a minute." suddenly quavered
the shrill voice of nenry Breed. "Walt
a half hour. Phillip- I wouldn't be
lieve Jens, and I didn't bring that robe
Jens looked at him with a curious
smile. Breed had not been invited to
this gathering. Jens had brought him
Phillip held up his hand for silence.
The country is in a state of absolute
anarchy," he repeated. "It is neces
sary that a radical change in our en
tire 'social system be inaugurated at
once to save us from riot, bloodshed
and starvation." His eyes sought n
typewritten sheet lying on the desk
before him. "Now, therefore, I, the
chief executive of the nation. Issue the
following proclamation: That all pub
lic utilities and private enterprises are
hereby confiscated by the government
for the benefit of the government and
the people; that all present owners and
managers of these enterprises shall re
main In their present employments and
conduct these enterprises for the gov
ernment: that all factories, mills,
stores and establishments of com
merce of whatsoever nature which
j have ceased operation be Immediately
reopened and all seekers of employ
ment be given work to the full ca
pacity of these plants. Tne govern
ment will insure the payment of
wages, will become responsible for all
liabilities and become the holder of
a" assets. All holdings of cash and of
I stocks, bonds or other securities, ex-
celt ""se reposmg in uanKS. nereDy
become th property of the govern
ment. All banks, whether national or
private, are hereby appointed and
taken over as branches of the govern
mental treasury, and no money shall
be paid out without official order. All
factories, mills and enterprises of
whatsoever nature, having started
work at once, will issue, until further
adjustment, time cnecas at me pre-
us rales OI employment, w men ume
cneeics snau oe laiien in payment ny
all merchandise concerns, the same as
legal tender, until the government shall
hare time for adjustment Evtry able
bodied man in the United States be
tween the ages of twenty and sixty la
hereby ordered to return to his pre
vious employment, or, if previously
vr.'thout employment, to apply at the
nearest center of industry. Any ablo-
bodied person, as described, found idle
within one week after, this proclama
tion, without valid excuse, shall be
arrested and imprisoned. Any citizen
found armed within twenty-four hours
after this proclamation shall be shot
for treason without trial.
"To all the foregoing I have here-
unto set my hand and seaL
'PHILLIP KELVIN. Emperor."
(To be Continued.)
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OPPOSITE HARPER HOUSE.
Miss Catharine Phelp was married
Tuesday morning to James Rasmussen
at Rock Island. They were unattend
ed, and departed Immediately for Inde
pendence, Iowa, for a two weeks' visit
with relatives. The bride is a very
popular young lady In Silvia, and the
groom is employed in the carpenter de
partment in the railroad 6hops here.
They will make their home with the
bride's parents on Sixth street.
Bernard Yockes had as a guest his
daughter, Anna Yockes of Do Pue, who
will remain here several weeks.
- Walter Scott, employed at the shops
here as a blacksmith, was overcome
by the heat while at work Thursday
afternoon. He was also suffering from
heart trouble, and was taken to the
Moline city hospital in a special train.
He is reported better.
Miss Nellie Casey, who spent sev
eral weeks visiting her sister, Mrs.
Kerwln, has departed for her home at
Mr. and Mrs. E. Strittmeyer are vis
iting at Fort Madison, Iowa.
" Mrs. C. W. Hilan was paid a visit
by her brother, T. Muldowney of Blue
L. Nicewander and family have re
turned home from Brooklyn, Iowa.
J. Howard and family have returned
home from a week's visit at Marengo.
Mesdames J. L. Gehrdes and E. Ball
entertained a number of ladies at a
"benefit party" for the band in the
park last Tuesday.
A new son has arrived at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. C. Rowling.
J. L. Farley is spending a few days
at Malcolm, Iowa, with relatives.
F. Hall is visiting at Fond du Lac.
M1S3 L. Huber of Abingdon visited
her aunt, Mrs. E. Ball, while enroute
to Portland, Ore , last week.
Ed Peterson of Chicago is visiting
his mother and other relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. William Schade and
dauchter Helen and Miss Gertrude
Richardson have returned to their
home in Ashton, 111, after a visit
Luther Eernherd of Kansas City is
visiting his sister. Mrs. W. Minor.
Miss Elsie Chenender of Chicago and
Miss Myrtle Dahn of Reynolds were
entertained at the home of Miss Hat
Mrs. Lee Peterson is visiting hei
cousin, Mrs. Mary Gabrilson.
Miss Ethel Anderlch arrived home
from Hull, 111., where she has been
The Baptist people held their annual
picnic at Warner Station Thursday.
Mrs. P. A. Swanson and children are
visiting in Andover.
Professor .1. E. Mumma of Norma!
has been engaged to teach the high
school the ensuing year.
Three automobile loads of ladies
came over from Reynolds to attend
the W. R. C. meeting last Tuesday
Julius Fassett of Reynolds is visit
ing his cousin, Ivan Sireed.
Miss Mollio Wayne of Reynolds is
visiting her cousin, Miss Stella Wayne.
Paul Strced of Buffalo. Iowa, Is spend
ing a few days with relatives here.
A. G. and O. H. Larson have return
ed from Lindstrom, Minn.
BroKen Whlffetree Kills.
Dixon, 111., Aug. 21. By
breaking of a whiffle tree while pull
ing stumps John Wengland of Grand
Detour was fatally injured and died
in the Dixon hospital. The broken
whlffietreo struck him in the abdo
men, causing Internal injuries.
IS DEAD IN SCHOOL ROOM
Milwaukee) Man Thought to Havn
Kenosha, Wis., Aug. 21. Deep mys
tery surrounds the death of Hugo An
ger, aged 37, a member of a well
known family in Milwaukee, whose
body was found on the third floor of
a Kenosha school building. The school
had been closed for the summer and
it Is Impossible to find any reason for
the body being there. Anger was for
merly a prominent retail furniture
dealer In Milwaukee, but ho had re
verses in business and family troubles
and some time ago he came to Keno
sha. The post mortem over the body
failed to reveal any cause of death
and the police are working on tho
theory that Anger was murdered and
his body taken to the school building
with the idea that it would be soma
time before it was found. The body
was found by the janitor of the school
when he went to tho building to do
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When this is lacking you may know
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Stomach and Liver Tablets. They
strengthen the digestive organs, Im
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14 YEARS AFTER
AN ILLINOIS FARMER GIVES
TO DR. WALSH
For the last fourteen years I have had
perfect health. I am now fifty years of
age, and I feel young, active and vigor
ous. I can do a day's work as well as a
man of 20. I owe it all to the Drs. Walsh,
the great Davenport specialists. They
cured me. They restored me to health
and strength when I thought I would
never have a well day again; in fact. I
felt as if I had not long to live. For
some years I had suffered from catarrh
and general breakdown. I was all played
out, could not work, had dizzy and faint
sptllsand was very nervous. I had back
ache, weak kidneys, pain in back of the
neck, poor appetite, gas and a heavy feel
ing in stomach, indigestion, cold hands
and feet. At night I could not sleep well
and had bad dreams. In fact, I felt like
a wreck. I never got any benefit from any
treatment until I went to the Drs. Walsh.
Goodness knows I tried enough diff-irent
kinds of treatment before I went to them.
When I called at the Drs. Walsh's office in
Davenport, at 124 West Third street, I
admit I didn't have much hoj although
I had heard so much of the Drs. WaLsh.
After taking several months' treatment
I was a new man and completely restored
to health. Their charges were very reas
onable. CHARLES D. QUICK,
Results are the best proof of success.
You can see in Dr. Walsh's office, testi
monials from satisfied patients all over
this part of the country, including men.
women and children. Dr. Walsh has
had a large experience and great success.
He is a graduate of two medical colleges
and was formerly president of St. Anth
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men testify to his reliability. You can
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free of charge. Office hours are from 10
to 12 a. m. and 2 to 4 :30 p. m. Also on
Tuesdays and Saturday evenings from 7
to 9 p. m. On Sunday morninjjs from 10
to 11 a.m. Dr. Walsh's office is at 121
West Third street, Davenport, Iowa,
318 Twenty-second St.
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