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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1912.
An AftermatK Confetiion,
lit: dr.r foiionins I'.iven' offer j
to Smart was made memorable !
ty a suaiMer event tn union j
square A muss meeting of
the unemployed had been called to
protest apalnn thc'.r wren and par
ticularly to denounce the men who bad
advanced the price of bread by creat
ing a corner in wheat.
On bis way down town Stuart read
with astonishment tlmt lr. Woodman
wonld preside over this fathering. He
determined to to. A he burned through i
the routine work of his office. glnuR
bis order for the day. he received a
telephone call from Nan. asking him
to accompany her to this meeting.
"I don't tUnik you ought to go." be
answered emphatically. "There might
be a riot"
"I'm uot afraid."
And you might bear some very
r.luln talk .-ibout your husband " ! gains in the face of starving men and
"That's exactly why 1 wish to go! women.
I'll send one of ray cars to the oHice j Nan s face flnsbed with sudden rage,
for you Immediately." j -Take me to my car. Jim. I've an
An hour luier when Stuart, seated idea I'm going to execute It at once."
by Nan's side, reached Colon square, j "Wouldn't you like to meet the doc
the automobile was stopped by the po- j tor anj his daughter before you go?"
lice and turned into Seventeenth street, j "Thanks Hardly. You know bets
Every Inch or space in the square cn Mr. Bivens' black list."
seemed blocked by a solid mass of mo- : -j-d forgotten that," he answered
tlouleis humanity Stuart left the car j regretfully. "I'd like awfully for you
In Seventeenth Ktreet and succeeded I
finally In forcing a way through the
crowd to a position withiu a hundred
feet of the rude platform that had
been erected for the orators J be
acene about the stand bristled with po
Besides the special detail of pi'Ltd
men who moved about the stand, oc
casionally clubbing an inoffensive man.
a battalion of 3'KJ reserves was drawn i
up In serried lines about a hundred
yarrtt to the north on the edge of ;
r'ourth a en ue I'.etneeii these re-!
series and the crowd ubout the stand 1
au open wjmce was kept clear for their j
posil.e assault in euse of any dl-1
When the speaking tiegan Stuart,
pressed his wsy as close as possible,
drawing Nan with him. He was as
tonished at tie geuulne eloquence and
rower wltn which the brst seaker.
rtdently of anarchistic leanings, de
veloped hi theme, a passionate plea
for freedom and the highest develop
ment of the individual man. His con
cluding sentences roused his crowd to
a pitch of wild enthusiasm.
"In the old world, from which your i
fnthers anil mothers fled In search of i
freedom, nieu enslaved their fellow j
men by tt-nmltig lords, dukes or j
kings, murdering or poisoning tbelr way
to a castle or a throne. The metn- i
nda of your modern roasters are more
subtle and successful. You vote to
make theui your masters, and still
imagine that Jon are free."
A cheer like the roar of an angry sea
wept the rrwd Again and again It
roue and fell, lucreaalng In volume as
Its contagious spirit set fir to the rest
lesa minds of the thousands who had
packed the square, but oonlrt not hear
the man who was voicing their faith.
la the deep roar of their cheers there
waa no sodden despair. As Stuart
looked Into U faces of the crowd ha
aw bo trace of the degeneracy and losa
of elemental manhood which make
the sight of a European mob loath
some and hopeless. These men were
still men. the might of freemen In their
souls and good rlgbt anna.
When the last echoes of the cheers
bad died away there waa a stir near
the stand and Stuart saw the stalwart
figure of Ir. Wood ma a saddenly rise,
lie rifted his srtn over the crowd, de
The doctor pliingvd at once Into the
message with which bis heart waa
"It ao man tell you. my fr leads,
that the God or our fathers la a my La.
Yon can't lose faith in God because
you bare not lost faith la eternal Jus
tice. This faith la Just coming late
cousclous existence to the hearts of
millions. Hy this sign we know that a
Lew aye is born. I'oets and artista no
longer gaze Into Heaven. Their eyes
are fixed on earth Men have ceased
to long for another world, therefor
their hope Mi now for this one. To bring
justice aDd beauty to pass on this
earth In wisdom aud fearlessness of
death this is the new creed of the
"My friends, the worklngmaa of to
day lives better than the kings of the
middle ages. Have patience, my
friends, the workmgiuan of tomorrow
will be the heir or all the knowledge,
of all the pain aud all the glory of the
centuries. We should not be so im
patient, we should not be discouraged.
The progress of the world has really
- Just begua. And so I. who watch the
darkaess paaa aud see the eastera sky
begin to glow 1 cry to yoa who may
' still L below: "Be of good cbeer, the
day dawnsf "
A feeble cfaeer roa trosa the hun
dred or Basra who kaev .Uk dectot
by Thomas Dixon
j (terminally. It was the only response
j Uie sullen crowd gare to bis Durst of
l feellnc. Thev were not In urmnirbT
wltn h!g optimum. The anjrulsb of
tne present moment of bread banger
and COd w,g Vlii kveB
When the doctor Rat down Stuart
saw Harriet suddenly lean over, draw
his blje shaggy bead down and Has
blm. He hadn't recornlzed ber before.
The next speaker made bis attack on
IBe corruption, and graft of oar system
of government with brutal frankness.
He assailed the foundations of the re
public, and at last the principles which
m.derlle civilized society Itself. Un
doubtedly be was a madman, driven
insane by the fierce struggle for bread,
but none the less a da u serous maniac.
With scathing, bitter wit be flayed the
corruption of our system of democracy.
I The speaker closed his tirade wltn
a tierce personal attack on the man
who bad made live millions in a corner
ou hread and flaunted his 111 gotten
" of good cheer tha day dawnal"
to meet Harriet I'm sure you'd like
"I could see she likes you. I don't
think she took a fancy to me. bow
ever." "Nonsense. Nan." he said, with an
noyance. "She couldn't have seen you.
I dldu't know she was here until she
kissed her father."
"Perhaps my eyes are keener than
The captain of the district brushed
rudely past and sprang Into his au
tomobile. He waved hW hand to bis
chauffeur. His gesture waa mistaken
by a pair of keen, restless eyes for a
com ma ad to his reserves to disperse
A pale, shabby young fellow leaped
past the line of police Into the open
pace and rushed straight for the re
serve. His long, thin arm was lifted
high laUMdr eiutcnlBf a black thing
with a lighted fuse sparkling from Its
A murmur rippled through the crowd,
the police stood still and stared, and the
next moment the bomb exploded In
the bey's band, and his body lay on
the atones a mangled heap of torn
flesh and blood soaked rags.
The police charged the crowd and
clubbed them without mercy. The
people fled In confusion In every di
rection, and In Ave minutes the square
Stuart had hurried Nan to her car
and ru&bed back to the scene of the
tragedy. He readily passed the Hues
of the police, who recognised him as
the district attorney.
The doctor reached the spot and
narrtet was holdlug the dying boy's
bead In her lap.
Stuart bent over ber curiously and
"You were not afraid to rush up here
with your father and take that poor
mangled thing in your arms?"
"Of course not" she replied simply.
Tape says he's dying nothing can
be done for him. They've sent for an
The doctor prewd Stuart s arm
aod sjioke In low tones:
"I've made Some big mistakes In
my life. boy. I'm Just beginning to
ee. them, I've read a new message
In the flutter of this poor fellow's
pulse. I'll not be slow to heed It."
When the doctor reached bometheface
of the dying boy haunted him. He be
gan to fenr his struggle with Bivens In
his long drawn and fiercely contested
lawsuit was an act of the same es
sential quality of blind physical vio
lence. He began to see that the real
motive back' of his struggle was hatred
of the man-thls little counter jumper
who bad destroyed bis business. It
was the Irony of snch a fate that sank
Its poisoned dagger into his henrt. He
faced the fact at last without flinching.
He rose and paced the floor of his
library for a half hour with measured
tread ITi- stopped suddenly and
cllDChed his big fists instinctively.
"I do hate him with undying,
everlasting hatred, and I pray God
to give me greater strength to hate
He rose with sudden determination;
He would not surrender. He would
fight It out with this little swarthy
scoundrel, win or lose. His house was
mortgaged; the last dollar of his sav
ings he had spent In helping others,
and the money set aside to Onish
Harriet's course In music had been
lost Id the panic. ' He would fight It
ont somehow and win. But the one
thing that must not fail was the per
fection of his girl's voice The court
of appeals would certainly render Its
decision before her next term's work
would begin. She could rest during
the summer. It would do her good.
If be could be firm with his tenants
and collect his room rents promptly
from every one, the income from his
house waa still sufficient to pay the
interest on the mortgage and give him
a little to eat. It would be enough.
Food for the soul was more import
ant He resolved to ask Stuart to
collect his rents.
He looked up and Harriet stood at
"What have you been crying about?"
be asked anxiously.
"Oh. nothing much," was the low
answer. "I really don't know per
haps the thing that makes the birds
out there In the square chirp while
the snow Is still on the ground, the
feeling that spring Is coming."
"You're keeping something from me.
dearest," be whispered, slipping his
arm about her waist. "Tell me."
"You really believe In my voice, don't
you?" she asked slowly.
"Believe In it? Do I believe In
"Could I go abroad right away and
finish my work there?"
She asked the question with such
painful Intensity, the father looked up
with a start.
"Why do you wish to go now. child?"
"I've a confession to make, papa.
dear. I'm in love, desperately and ;
I hopelessly." i
I l OK " imh Kaot BAln anrf .Hi.
Ik pun nuuk uci tvii c i iji i ir- i
father's arms drew her to bis heart i
and held her.
"But why hopelessly, my baby?" he
asked. "Your hair is beaten gold, your
eyes are deep and true, your slender
little form lias all the symmetry and
beauty of a syjpii You are young,
radiant glorious, and your voice the
angels would envy."
"But the man I love doesn't realize
all that yet. papa. dear. He is bound
by the memories of tlie past to a wom
an he ouce loved, a woman who is
evil at heart aud though she betrayed
him for the lust of money is determin
ed to hold him still her ' bla ve. Hut
she shall not. I'll fight for lit in I And
you'll help me. papa, won't you?"
The father drew her close.
"Wont I Just wait and see! But
you haven't told me bis name? I've
been very blind. 1 fear."
"You've never guessed?"
She lifted ber face to his In surprise.
"Our Jim Stuart?"
She nodded. Her voice wouldn't
"Oh. I see. I see!" the father mused.
"Th. fleet lor of n ehllf'a hvart i'tvi wn !
, slowly Into the great passion of life."
Again the little head nodded.
"You understand now why I wish to
get away, to finish my work abroad.
I'll be nearer to him with the ocean
between us. He'll miss me then. 1
feel It. know it When 1 return be will !
be proud of my voice. I shall go mad
if I stay here and see him dangling at
that woman's heels. I shall slug when
be bears me as I never sang before,
and I shall say to blm then all the un
spoken things I dare not put In speech."
The father kissed the trembling lips
and answered firmly:
"I'll raise the money for yon right
And then for half an hour she lay In
bis arms while be whispered beautiful
thoughts of ber future When he sent
her to bed he had kissed the last tear
"And now Tve got to aurrender, he
said to himself.
The Unbidden Guest
,HE bitter reference to Bivens
and the crime of his corner In
wheat had roused Nan's fight
ing blood. She would accept
the challenge of this rabble and show
ber contempt for Its opinions In a
way that could not be mistaken. She
determined to give an entertainment
whose magnificence would startle tbe
social world and be her defiant answer
to the critics of her husband. At the
same time it would serve tbe double
purpose of dazzling and charming tbe
imagination of Stuart She would by
a single dash of power end bis in
decision as to Bivens's offer and bind
with stronger cords tbe tie tbat held
him to her.
Her suggestion was received with
enthusiasm by her husband.
"All right" be aaid excitedly, "beat
the record. Give them something to
talk about the rest of their lives. I
don't mean ttios poor fools in Union
square. Their raving Is jatbetic. 1
mean tbe big bugs wbo think they
own tbe eartb. tbe people who think
that we are new comers aod tbat this
Island was built for their accommoda
tion, flive them n knock out"
Nan spared no expenditure of time,
money and thonght to the perfection
of her plans. She employed a corps
of trained artists, took them to her
home, told them what she wished and
thoy worked with enthusiasm toeclIse
In splendor New York's record of lavish
entertainments but always with the
reservation which she had Imposed
that nothing be done that might violate
the canons of beauty and good taste.
The long dreamed night came, and
her guests had begun to arrive.
One was hurrying there to whom no
engraved Invitation had been sent, and
yet his coming was the one big event
of the evening, the one thing that
would make the night memorable.
The' confession of love for Stuart
which Harriet had sobbed out In her
father's arms had been the last straw
that broke the backbone of bis fight
against F.irens. ' In a burst of gener
ous feeling he made up bis mind to
eat bis pride, drive from bis mind
every bitter Impulse and foreet that
he had ever hated this man" Br been
wronged by him. He could see now
that he bad neglected his little girl
In the fight be bad been making for
other people and that her very life
might be at stake in the struggle she
was making for the man she loved.
Bivens had once offered to buy his
business. He bad afterward made
him a generous offer to compromise
his suit He bad never doubted for a
moment that a compromise would be
accepted the moment be should see fit
to give up.
He instructed his lawyer to with
draw the appeal before the day fixed
for filing the papers. The lawyer
raved and pleaded In vain. The doctor
was firm. He wrote Bivens a gener
ous personal letter in which be asked
that the past be forgotten and that he
appoint a meeting at which they could
arrange tl . terms of a final friendly
The act had lifted a load from his
heart The sum he would receive. If
but half Bivens' original offer, would
be sufficient to keep him In comfort
complete his daughter's course in
music and give him something with
which to continue his dally ministry
to the friendless and the lowly. It
was all he asked of the world now.
He wondered In his new enthusiasm
why he had kept up this bitter feud
for the enforcement of his rights by
law when there were so many more
urgent and Important things In life
He waited four days for an answer
to his letter and receiving none wrote
again. In the meantime the day for
final action on his appeal had passed
and his suit was legally ended. On the
last day his lawyer pleaded with him
for an hour to file the appeal suit and
then compromise at bis leisure. The
doctor merely smiled quietly and re-
peated his decision:
"I m done fighting. I ve something
t1 ! SP tO dl"
When Bivens failed to reply to his
second letter he made up bis mind to
see him personally. He was sure the
letter had lieen turned over to a lawyer
and the financier had never seen It.
He called at Bivens" office three times
aud always met the same answer:
"Mr. Bivens Is engaged for every
hour today. Yon must call again."
On the fourth day. when he had
stayed until time for closing the otllee.
a secretary Informed him that Mr.
Bivens was too busy with matters of
great Importance to take up any new
business of any kind for a mouth and
that he had given the most positive
orders to that effect to nil his men. If
he would return the first of next
month he would see what could be
The doctor left in disgust ne deter
mined to break through this ceremonial
nonsense, see Bivens face to face and
settle the affair at once.
When he should see him personally It
would be but a question of five in In
utes friendly talk and the matter
would be ended. Now tbat he recalled
little traits of Bivens' character be
didn't seem such a scoundrel aftr all.
Just the average money mad man who
could see but one side of life. He
would remind him in a friendly way of
their early association and the help be
bad given him at an hour of his life
when be needed it most. He wouldn't
cringe or plead. He would state the
who e situation frankly and truthfully
and with dignity propose a settlement
It was Just at this moment tbat the
"Mr. Bivans is engagsd for ovary hour
doctor learned of the preparations for
tbe dinner and ball at tbe Bivens pal
ace on Riverside drive Tbe solution
of the whole problem flashed through
Lis mind in an instant. They would
Cave professional singers without a
doubt, the great operatic stars and oth
ers. If Harriet could only be placed on
the program for a single song It would
be settled Her voice would sweep
Bivens off his feet and charm tbe bril
liant throng of guest. He. would bar
accompany ber there, of course. At
tbe right moment he would make him
self known. A word with Bivens and
It would be settled.
He lost oo time In finding out the
manager of the professional singers for
tbe evening and through Harriet's en
thuslastic music teachers arranged for
her appearance From tbe moment this
was accompllsned his natural optimism
returned His success was sure. He
gave bis time with renewed energy to
his work among the poor.
On tbe day of tbe ball Harriet was
waiting In a fever of Impatience for bis
return from the hospitals to dress. At
half past 7 their dinner was cold and
he had not come. It was 8 o'clock be
fore bis familiar footstep echoed
through the halL
He ate a hasty meal, dressed In
thirty minutes and at 9 o'clock led
Harriet to the aide entrance of Bivens'
great house on the drive.
He waa In fine spirits. He rejoiced
again that he had made up his mind
to live the life of faith and good fel
lowship with all men. Including tbe
little swarthy master of the palace be
was about to enter. And so with
light heart he stepped through the
door which the soft white hand of
death opened. How could he know T
As Stuart dressed for Nan's party be
brooded over his new relation to his
old sweetheart with Increasing pleas
ure. Never had Bivens' offer seemed
more generous and wonderful. Hla
pulse beat with quickened stroke as
he felt the new sense of power with
which be would look out on the world
as a possible millionaire.
He gazed over tbe old square with
a feeling of regret at the thought of
leaving It He had grown to love the
place In the past years of loneliness,
but was deciding too soon, perhaps.
There were some features of Bivens1
Dusiness be must understand more
clearly before be could give up bis
freedom and devote himself body and
soul to tbe task of money making as
He went across the square to take
a cab at the Brevoort His mood was
buoyant He was looking out on life
once more through rose tinted glasses.
At Eighth street he met at right angles
the swarming thousands hurrying
across town from their work heavy
looking men who tramped with tired
step, striking tbe pavements dully with
their nailed shoes, tired, anxious wom
en, frowzy beaded little girls, sad eyed
boys, half awake all hurrying, the
fear of want and the horror of charity
In their silent faces. And yet the sight
touched no responsive chord of sym
pathy In Stuart's heart as It often had
As be drove uptown tbe avenue flash
ed with swift silent automobiles and
blooded horses. These uptown crowds
through whose rushing streams be
passed were all well dressed and car
ried bundles of candy, flowers and
Stuart felt the contagious enthusi
asm of thousands of prosperous men
i and women whose lives at the moment
I flowed about and enveloped his own.
What was it that made the difference
between the squalid atmosphere below
Fourth street and the glowing, tlnsh
lng. radiant. Jeweled world uptown"?
Money! it meant purple and line
linen, delicacies of food and drink,
pulsing machines that i-ouid make
a mile a minute, the mountain and
tbe sea. freedom from care. fear,
drudgery and slavery!
After all lu this modern passion for
money might there not be something
deeper than mere greed, perhaps the
regenerating power of the spirit press
Ing man upward? Certainly he could
see only the bright side of It tonight.
As his cab swung Into Riverside
drive from Seventy-second street the
sight which greeted him was one of
startling splendor. Bivens yacht lay
at anchor in the river lust In front of
electric lights from the water line to
tbe top of her towering steel masts.
The Illumination of the exterior of
the Bivens house was remarkable.
The stone and Iron fence surround
ing the block, which bad lieen built at
a cost of a hundred thousand dollars,
was literally ablaze with lights. The
house was Illumined from Its fonnda
tlons to the top of each towering
minaret with ruby colored lights.
Stuart passed up the grand stairs
through a row of gorgeous flunkies
and greeted his hostess.
Nan grasped bis band with a smile
"You are to lead me In to dinner.
Jim, at the stroke of 8."
"I'll not forget" Stuart answered,
his face flushing, with surprise at the
"Cal wishes to see yon at once. You
will find him In the library."
Bivens met him at the door.
"Ah. there you are!" he cried cor
dlally. "Come back downstairs with
me. I want you to see some people
aa they come In tonight. I've a lot
of funny things to tell you about
The house was crowded with an
army of servants, attendants, must
da as. singers, entertainers and re
The doctor had been recognized by
one of the butlers whom he had be
friended on his arrival from the Old
World. The grateful fellow had gone
out of tbe way to make blm at home,
and In bis enthusiasm bad put an al
cove which opened off the ball room
at his and Harriet's disposal. The
doctor was elated at this evidence of
Bivens' good feeling and again nm
gratolated himself on bis common
aense In coming.
Blvena led Stuart to a position near
the grand stairway, from which he
could greet hla guests as they re
turned from tbelr formal presentation
to the hostess.
He kept up a running Ore of bio
graphical comment which amused
Stuart beyond measure. It was a rev
elation of the crooked wavs In which
Bivens' guests or their fathers or grand
fathers had amassed their millions,
many of them by robbing tbe govern
ment. tbe people.
"The world baa never heard most
of these stories that's funny!" Stuart
exclaimed after a time.
"Not so funny, Jim, when yoa think
M-kl. 1 . will
tl iCSMoeitss -A
All winter long on the Zero days and the
windy, blustering days the Perfection Smoke
less Ofl Heater gives them real solid comfort.
It saves them many a cold and sickness for it easily
warms the rooms not reached by th ordinary heat.
The Perfection Heater is made with nickel trim
mings (plain steel or enameled turquoise-blue drums).
Ornamental. Inexpensive. Lasts for years. Easily
moved from place to place.
At Dmmlmrm Evmrywhmrm
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
(Aa lndia Corporation)
of the power of money' to make the
world forget. God only knows how
many fortunes In America had their
origin In thefts from the nation durlne
the civil war, and the systematic
frauds that have been practised on our
government since. I've turned some
pretty sharp tricks. Jim. in stalking
my game in this big man bunt of Wall
street, but at leaFt I've never robbed
the wounded or the dead on a battle
field and I've nevei used a dark lan
tern to get Into the government vaults
at Washington. I'm not asking you
to stand for that"
"If you did"
"Yes, I know the answer, but speak
softly, his majesty the king approaches
long live the king!"
Bivens spoke In low. half Joking
tones, but the excitement of his voice
told Stuart only too plainly that he
fully appreciated the royal honor his
majesty was paying In this the first
social visit he bad ever made to hla
home. The king gave him a pleasant
nod and grasped Stuart's band with
a hearty cordial grip. He was a man
of few words, but he always said ex
actly what he thought.
"I'm glad to meet you. Mr. Stuart.
You've done us a good turn In sending
some of our crooks to the penitentiary.
You've cleared the air and made It
possible for an old fashioned banker to
breathe In New York. It's a pleasure
to shake hands with you."
The king passed on into the crowd,
the focus of a hundred admiring eyes.
Bivens could scarcely believe his ears
when he listened with open mouth
while his majesty spoke to Stuart.
"Creat Scott. Jim!" he gasped at last.
"That's the longest sieech 1 ever heard
him make. I knew you had scored the
biggest bit any lawyer lias made in
this town In a generation, but I never
dreamed you'd capture the king's im
agination. I'm beginning to think my
offer wasn't bo generous after all. Look
here, you've got to promise me one
thing right now. When you do go in
to make your pile it shall be with me
and no other man."
Nan passed and threw him a gra
"It will be with you if I go. Cal. I
promise. At least the king is one ex
ception to your indictment of all great
"That's the funniest thing of all."
Bivens whispered "lie's not an ex
ception. Understand. I'm loyal to the
king. He's a wonder. I like him. 1
like bis big head, his big shaggy eye
brows, his big hands and big feet. I
like to hear him growl and snap his
answer 'Yes.' 'No' that means life or
death to men who kneel at his feet
He's a dead game sport. But he. too.
has his little blots in his early copy
books at school if you care to turn the
"Nor Stuart interrupted incredu
"Yes. sir; he turned the slickest trick
011 Uncle Sam of all the bunch. lie
was a youngster, and it was his first
denl. When the civil war broke out the
government bad no guns for the volun
teers. He learned that there were
0.00O old Hall carbines stored away
among tbe Junk In one of the national
arsenuls In New York. lie bought
these guns (on a credit! for a song,
about $3 apiece, and shipped theui to
General Fremont, who was in St. Ixjiiis
bowiing for arms. Fremont agreed to
pay f'J2 each for the new rities and
closed the deal at once by drawing on
the government for enough t enable
tbe young buccaneer to pay his three
dollar contract price to I'm le Sam In
New York and lay aside a snug sum
for a rainy day besides.
"Wben Fremont found that the guns
were worthless be advised the gov
ernment to stop payment on the bal
ance. It was stopped ou the ground of
fraud. And then the youngster snow
ed the stuff he was made of I ml tie
crawl and aioiogize? Not much lie
sued the Lotted States government for
tbe full amount and pushed tli'at suit
to the supreme court, lu the ta-e ot
the sneers of bin enemies he won and
took tbe full amount with interest
He's the king today liecuuse be was
born a king His fjther was a uiilhou
aire before him. ilea the greateat
j financial genius of the century."
Bivens paused aud a dreamy took
came into tbe black eyes
"Jim." be continued with slow em
phasis. -J d rattier get luy fingers on
hi throat in a death struggle than
end the combined armies of the world
Stuart was silent
The soft toues of bidden oriental
gons began to chime tbe call for din
ner. Tbe chimes melted into a beau
tiful piece of orchestral music which
seemed to steal from the sky, so skill
fully had the musicians been conceal
ed. Nau suddenly appeared by Stuarfs
side, and he was given tbe honor of
leading bis hostess into the banquet
hall before even the king, while the
great ones of eartb slowly followed.
(To be Continued.)
Mary A. Tarpy, et al., to Luclnda
Richardson, lots C, 7 and 8, 5 acres,
southwert quarter, section 8, 16, 3w,
southwest quarter, Edglngton, Jl.
Edgar A. Glazier to Harry McLaugh
lin, tract in southeast quarter, section
12, 16, 3w. $1.
George J. Hinderer to Helen F.
Rowe, Jot 1, block 1, Island View
Heights addi'ion. Rock Island, $1.
Anna E. Wilnierton to Hattio T. Ful
leiton, lot 3, block 1, Highland Park
addition, Rock Island, $1.
George A. Darling to I'loomle R. Dar
ling, tract In southeast quarter, sec
tion C. 17, lw, $1.
I'loomie R. Darling to Hattle C. Dar
ling, tract in southeast quarter, sec
tion 6, 17. lw, f I.
Edward II. and Constance Guyer,
Charles H. and .Margaret Pope and
Charles E. White to Lewis A. Tyler,
lot 6, Mock 1S1, Kast Moline, J3oll.
Charles II. and Margaret Pope to
Paulina Lutt, lot 1, block 1S1, East Mo
Laura and Jesse A. Lyon to Carl
Hay, part lot 111, Peter Hay's addition,
Rock Island, $.113.
Jesse A. and Laura Lyon to Henry
Hay, lots 28 and 2'J, Peter Hay's udJi
tlon. Rock Island, $520.
Laura and Jesse A. Lyon to Edward
Hay, part lot 19, Peter Hay's addi
tion. Ruck Island. $:?20.
Against So Many Surgical Op
erations. How Mrs. Bethune
and Mrs. Moore Escaped.
Sikeston, Mo. "For seven years I suf
fer."! cvervtliintr. I wsta in bed for four
c fi ve days at a time
every month, and so
weak I could hardly
'.v a.! It. I c ram pod an-1
hal backache and
hciJache, and waa
so nervous and weak
that I dreaded to see
anyone or have any
one move in the room.
The doctors gave me
1 jmcicine to ease mo
at Uos Uti.'-s, r.-rl thit I ought to
have an '.pLr-itioi. 1 would not listen to
that, and a f.-if-rij of my husbani
told h.rn about Lyuia E. Pink ham's Veg
etable Comjouni and what it had dono
for hi6 wif'j, I waa willing to take it
Kow 1 iook the j icture of h ii!lh and feel
Lke it, too. I can do my own housework,
hoe rr.y K&rlen, and miU: a cow. I can
entertain c.-mr-tny and enjoy them. I
can vi .it when i choose, and walk as far
as any ordinary woman, any ctay In the
rronth. I wiah I could talk to every
EufTtrinjr woman and girl." Mrs. DMA
P-ETUUNS, Sikeston, Wo.
Murrayville, I1L "I havu taken Ly
dia E. Pinkham'B Vegetable Compound
for a very bad case of femjJu trtublo
and it rr..le rr.fj a v.t'.l woman. My
health was til Ifcken down, the doctor!
E&iu I rr.ust have an operation, and I wa3
ready to go to the hospital, but dreaded it
eo that I began taking your Compound.
1 got alori so well that I gave up the
kictora and waa saved from the opera
uon." Mrs. Chaiile3 Mooee, .'.
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