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' THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1911. ,
A Great Authors Latest and Greatest Novel,,
By Jack London
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5ivVV ylfe ' life
A novel of South Sea life A story of startling ex-
periences and entrancing romance among the head
hunters of the Solomon Islands.
From the South Sea Islands comes a romance
by the author of "The Call of the Wild," "The Sea
Wolf," etc., that will set your nerves a tingling. Think
of a tale from the land of Robert Louis Stevenson,
combining the charm and mystery of Stevenson with
the power and dash of Jack London.
The Rights for this Noted Serial have been secured
by THE ARGUS, and the opening chapters will be
published tomorrow. v
"Watch for the Opening Chapters
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drew back as Haver
ford bent to kiss her.
I don't knov that
you'll want to kiss
nie when you hear,'
she ")egan, doubtful
ly, and Haverforu
"I suppose that
means that you have
been won over by
ycur father nnC are going to plve tho
best yearr! of your life to busine:3."
' To father." fhe corrected. "Poor
daddy has his heart set jii my laklnp
cn interest in his business. I gave in
laFt night. Jack. I came in from the
Lurlington Lai'., and oor dad was
fittinsr in the library looking so lone-
"My dear little girl." Kaverford's
tones were tender ow. "I appre
ciate the sacrifice you aie making,
but I also see the u?elc-5ineps of your
trying to take your dead brofher's
place. As a s?ales:ran on the road you
will only prove a failure, and even
greater disappointment, to your father
than by refusing to make the at
tempt." "If that's the way ycu feel about
it. perhaps you feel That I will not
make a goo1 wife," she suggested hot
ly. She was nerved to every sacrifice
and his unbelief hurt hr.
"It is beva-u-e J believe that you
will make a Rood wife that I hate to
sre? vo-.i ntte'iipt a business career,"
I exclaimed liaverfcrii.' "If I thought
vou could make good eellina: goods I
ment in Haverford's eyes, and she im
petuously drev- off her engastment
"Take this," she commanded im
periously. "I don't want to be en
gaged to a man who has no faith in
Haverford tock the solitaire and
carefully placed it in his pockotbuok.
"To be kept until railed for," he
quoted, lightly. "My d-ar little girl,
you are overwrought. Ycu have
nerved yourself up to this sacrifice,
and you do not realize just what it
menus. When ycu do realize then
cend fcr me, and I shall have the ring
ready fcr you."
"That will never ". j." v:.s lh- pas-
' Tt'a i iof that
the frgagement is broken. Now I can
I i iff Ryita i
WE TELFOUDS ARE ALL BUSINESS PEOPLE," DECLARED TELFORD, WARMLY.
,cme and disappointed .hat I slipped
ap behind him and kHsed him te.'cre
he knew that I was there, and I said
'It's all risht. daddy, I'm poing to be
a Lusincss womau: and then he cried
n little, nr..". I cried a lot. nd I eruesi
mst h.ive kept on crying all ntget.
"Next week I'm .irotr? to taKe to
the road as a salesman just as Dick
would have done had ce lived nd I
g-.iess I'll shorv some of those m"r. that
a woman can sell huts better than
"I don't know whether to sympa
thize with vu or ycur father," said
lUverford. the wade, I think
the creater s.vnipath j dua him."
jeanetle drew tack stiffly. "If you
fel that way about it x suppose it is
.seics to discu?? it ar.y more." she
id. colcly. "I supp-e- I could look
to you for eyravathy. I don't want to
Ic ?. business woman, but cince it will
rv-Se daddv, I think -hal I ougnt
should be the last to interfere."
"As it stands, perhaps it would be
well not to interfere anyway," came
a voice from the doorway and Haver
ford turned to confront Henry Tel
ford, his fiancee's father.
You know." continued the elder
man, "now I have set my heart upon
Jeanettes taking the place of my
poor, dead boy. Do you think it
rigrht to urge her not to make the
"I don't think that she can make
gcoc!, and her failure will he a greater
tlifanpointrr.ent than her .refusal to
try," defended Haverford.
"We Telfords are all business -eo-ple,"
declared Telford, warmly. "I
am certain that Jeacette will fce a
very great success on thg road. I only
v.-snt tir to stay cut long enough to
learn fce'Ucg methods, and then I
shall bring her in for the office man
agement." Jeanette caught the gleam, of amuse-
give my whole mind to business."
"It is not broken," retorted Haver
ford. "I am under a sentence of sus
pension not expulsion."
"It's not what you think .'s what
I know." came the quick retort, and
Haverford. seeing that the prolonga
tion of th conversat'on could do no
good, too himself oS.
He knew Jeanette too well to be
lieve that she would change her mind.
She had the Telford pluck, and he
realized that for a time she would en
ter, heart and soul, into the business
and forget h"r broken engagement.
He learned of the v.rne of her de
parture on her first trip, and basket
of orchids was his silent farewell,
then he sat himself down to wait.
From business friends ce learned
that Jeanette ad been given the
route that the star salesman of the
Telford company had been years in
building up; "a self-selling route."
some called it. and Telford begun tc
fear that perhaps Jeanette might bei
successful after all. '
The thought worried him, and more
than once he was on the point of
seeking out Henry Telford, and ask-
ing how things were going, but before!
he could finally nerve himself to make
the inquiry, he received a note asking
him to call.
Telford's face brightened as Haver
ford entered the private office.
"I was afraid that you might not
come," he explained when greetings
had been exchanged.
"Anything wrong?" asked Haver
ford, anxiously, as be noticed the
lines of care about the elder man's
"I want ycu to induce Jeanette to
take that ring back," explained her
father, abruptly. "Of course what I
tell you is in strict confidence?"
Haverford nodded and the other
produced a sheaf of letters. "I put her
on our star route," he explained.
"She skipped Chicago because a drum
mer who introduced himself to her on;
the train explained that he had Chi
cago territory by rights and that our
man stole it from him. Listen:
" "I think you had better dismiss
Mr. Boyce,' " he read, then added
"Boyce being the best salesman in
this line. 'He is not honest. This
Mr. Corey that I met tells me that
Boyce has ctcleu a lot of customers
from him and he thinks that Boyce
drinks. He'd got the cutest little
baby he showed me his picture and
I think it a ehame that a house like
ours should prevent - man with a
pretty baby like that from earning a
"Is that a sample or the worst?"
"Just a sample," explained Telfora.
"Here's another; 'I don't think I'i'
bother with Devine & Driggs. One oi
the men I met telle me that Mr. De
vine sits in his office In his stocking
feet and that he chews , tobacco ali
the time. I know that you would
not want me to associate with'peopl
like that.' And Devine gave Boyct
one order for $28,000." .
"Something appears to have gone
wrong," suggested Haverford and Tel
"The worst of it is she eems to t
having 'a perfectly lovely time a
she puts it. She is three w-ekg be.
hind her schedule and well, Boyca
is out ahead of her aBd I don't want
her to catch up with h'm. Will yoo
go for her. Jack?"
"Do you thisk that she will come?"t
Silently Telford handed cut tn
"P. S." Haveford read. "If you set
Jack please tell him that my ring
finger looks awfully bare."
"I guess she's ready t It coaxed
mandamus In the case of the people
in the relation of Robert Catherwood.
president, and Herbert E. Fleming,
secretary of the Chicago Civil Service
Reform association, against Edward
Mitchel, state treasurer, was filed in
the supreme court yesterday. The
petitioners seek to compel Mitchell to
send to the Illinois State Civil Ser
vice commission his pay roll of em
ployes, except clerks and watchmen,
that the commission may certify that
they are employed according to law.
up were unknown." It appears that
many of these alleged spurious notes
bear surnames familiar in the county,
but initials used are not believed to
Is Dead at Age of 110.
Rockford, Oct. 17. Patrick Cleary
died at his home here yesterday at
the age of 110 years. He wa born
in Ireland, March 13, 1801.
Broom-Corn Highest In 45 Years.
Mattoon, Oct. 17. A north Okaw
township grower yesterday disposed
of 12 tons of broom corn at $245 a
ton. the highest figure since the civil
MILD, OITLE LAMATIVE
fop wen wm free
o nn.ipiri n nnDC nrfrV5av while seated at the dinner table m ' specter John Bonfield, who was leader char?es made by Isaac Foster, former
R. B0lJFItUJUrtUri UtAU,b.s ton;e S35Q prQgpect aven,Je He,of ttc bluecoats at the Haymarket a State street hotel owner.
- i , ,vaniFo an imiwkfT'ir .-ith mem- Hot Th lieutenant wa transferred! ,
n"o i.eutenaui .laram m -vu-ve. ----- - New Civil service au it rnea.
wr oi lis -.ai. "" " w,.v - --rv . ..... .,.,,, f,M , T,frm fftr
' r i-f l:ee Victim.
CM-."e Oc 1" Police Lieutenant en with heart disease. Lieutenant narnson street btauon fcooue moauu -
Jchn R."Boneld dropped dead yester Bosfleld was a nephew of tie late In-i ago after he tad been named la leave to file a petition for a writ of
Find Weapon That Slew.
Monmouth, Oct. 17. Local officers i
believe they have discovered the in
strument by which the Dawson triplu
murder wa6 committed in this city on
Oct. 1. Yesterday a gaspipe 18 inches i
long .with an elbow jointed on one
end and covered with hair and blood, ,
was found at the rear of the Dawson ;
house when a chicken fence was be-
ing removed. The opinion is growing .
that the murder of the church janitor ;
and his wife and baby was the work ,
of a madman. No arrests have been j
made in the case. !
Hastens to Wed, Loses Decree. j
Cairo, Oct. 17. Divorced Tuesday j
from James McKanny in Illinois, j
married Thursday to Jasper Wine
miller In Missouri, arrested Saturday
in Illinois, In jail over Sunday in the
Alexander county jail, her divorce set
aside yesterday in Alexander county
because she vloletd the divorce law
of the state, Mrs. Armildia McKanny,
42 years old, has just ended a stren
uous week. When divorced last week
from McKanny the woman was cau
tioned by her attorney and the court
not to marry inside of one year. Af
ter her marriage in Missouri she re
turned to Illinois, and her open de
fiance of the Illinois law prompted the
court to order her arrest.
Likely to Lose Claims.
Lewistown, Oct. 17. Further investi
gation of the financial affairs of G. L.
Miller of Fulton county only reduces
the chances of his creditors realizing
much from their claims. W. H. Hun
ter, who is one of the heavy losers
in the Miller crash, spent some time
investigating: cotes turned over by
Miller for funds placed In his hands
to be loaned. "I don't believe there is
one of those notes that is worth 10
cents, said Hunter. "I was all over
the county endeavoring to locate men
whose signatures are supposed to be
on the notes, and I find that they are
all bogus. There are no such per
sons. One note Is signed by A. W.
Long. There used to be a W. A. Long
In the county, but he has been dead 20
years. The name of Phil Howarter of
Smithfield is the only real name I have I
run across in my Investigations and !
he denies that he ever signed any such
notes or had any dealings with Mil
ler, and Is greatly worried about it.
All he has In the world is his little
home. I found lots of cases ia which
'name signed to notea I was looking
So many of the ills of women are
5Sue to habitual constipation, probably
because of their false modesty on the
subject, that their attention cannot be
too strongly called to the importance
of keeping the bowels open. It ii
always important to do that, regard
less of the sex, but it is especially
important in women.
From the time the girl begins to
menstruate until mcntsruation ceases
she has always vastly better prospects
of coming through healthy if she
watches her bowel movements. If you
find yourself constipated, with bad
breath, pimply complexion, headaches,
belching gas and other symptoms
of indigestion and constipation, take
small dose of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup
Pepsin. It is woman's favorite laxa
tive. You will find that you can do
away with salts, strong cathartics,
etc., which arc entirely unsuited to
Mrs. Katherine Haberstroh of Mc
KVs Rocks, Pa., and Mrs. A. E. Her
rick of Wheeler, Mich., who was al
most paralyzed in her stomach and
bowels, are now cured by the use of
this remedy. A free sample bottle
can be obtained by addressing" Dr.
Caldwell, and after you are convinced
of its merits buy it of your druggist
at fifty cents and one dollar a bottle.
For the free sample address Dr. W.
I?. Caldwell, Ml Caldwell building,
amm m um
Who is left a little life insurance is beset ' with
schemes for investment at alluring rates.
Her safest course i3 to deposit it forthwith in the sav
ings bank where it will be absolutely safe from promot
ers and earn a conservative but certain rate of interest.
The bank's officers will give her good advice in regard
to the permanent investment of her funds.
4 Interest on Savings
STATE BANK OF ROCK ISLAND
Second Avenue and Seventeenth Street. ,
I. 8. WHITE, Vice rreataemt.
PHIL MITCHELL. President.
K. T. AKDEFJSON. Caahier. C. F. CHAXNO.V, AssUUat CWbier.
COUliTEOLS ATTENTION TO AJ.I