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THF. H'OCK"TStAXI) ARGUS. FRIDAY SEFTEMBEH 2G, 1013.
KELLER RETURNS !
FROM RIVER TOUR
Leaves for Mobile, Ala., Oct. 15
Succeeded by Major Geo.
Upon returning from a river Inspec
tion tour this morning. Major Charles
Keller, in charge of the local engi
neers' office, found upon his desk of
ficial notification of his transfer to
Mobile, Ala.. succeeding Captain Ralph
T. Ward. Major George M. Hoffman
has been relieved from duty with the
Isthmian canal commission and will
report for duty at Rock Island on or
about Oct. 15. The order is signed by
the secretary of war, by Leonard
Wood, major general, chief of staff.
Major Keller will leave for Mobile im
mediately upon the arrival of his suc
cessor. He took charge of the local
office March l.r, 1910, coming here
from Detroit and relieving Colonel
C. S. Riche.
Major Hoffman will bring his fam
ily to Rock Island and has already en
gaged a suite of rooms at the Colonial
Special Taxation Notice.
Notice is hereby piven to a'l persons;
intererted. that the city council of the:
city of Kock Island, coun'y of Rock j
Island, etaU' of Illinois, having ordered'
that a losl fmprovenvn- be made by;
paving Eleventh avenue from Kiev-'
enth ' Ftrept to Twelfth street, the;
ordinance for the same beint; on file in ;
tho office of the city clerk, having ap-'
plied to the coun'y court of Rock ls-;
land county for an assessment of the
ccsts of paid improvement, according
to frontdg;', and an assessment there-1
fore having been made and returned to 1
raid emirt. the final hearirg thereon'
vi ill b" en th f'n day of October, A. ;
I). 1313, a 9 o'clock a. in., or ng soon
thereafter as the bus'ness of the court;
will permit. All person des'ring may!
fll objections in said court before j
raid day and may appear on the henr-j
ing and make their f!iTrns. Said as-.
sessment Is payah'r in ten (ln in-.
stnllinents, and all installments except
the first shall bear interest from date
and after date cf cnnn-a.tion until
raid, at the rate of fivr ir. per cent
JOHN G. MILLER.
Official appointed to inak" assessment
Dated i-'epi. 22. l'-'t." (Adv.)
Mr. and .Mrs. It. .1. Phelps a id sons i
Harold and Lowell went by auto to I
Davfiipcrt Sunday for a viait with'
The oiii)g folKs of Corlmi: Cliff ?ut-!
tirday niplu j,ave a fareivell surprise,
lui y (.: William. Roy and Krla Mo
Kenric'n. Krnnl. MiKrnritk xpects to
lavo iron with his family for the
i:oiith for the wiu'er.
Clans Hansen i at Sheffield. HI.,
his e'k. j
Mrs. William W'itz and daughter:
Mabel of Rock Itdund r.nd M'ss Maej
Wcit7 of Mori's. 111., visited witbLouisj
Weitz and family this week. j
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cainey have j-c-i
turned from a visit at the homo of;
th"r dai:shter, Mrs. William Cciiley, ;
at Hillrdale. HI. j
Mr. and Mrs. I W. Hcckwith and
daughters Flossie and Vrdie and Ed-
ward Carlson of Davenport were en-1
ttrtalned Sunday a' the home of Mrs.!
Ileckwith's parents, .Mr. And .Mrs. John i
Mr. and Mr. Charles Tahlstrom oft
Chicago are enjoying a visr with Mr.
Fahlstrcm's parents, Mr. a id Mrs. John
Fahlftrom, and LeRcy Carey.
Dr. Perry Kennedy cf (lencseo vis
Itrd over Sunday with his brother,
Scott Ke imdy. I
Kleinau and ether friends here. j
.Mr.and Mrs. Dan .tones were Moline.
bus'ness callers Monday. j
Elwo'i Wa herspoon cf .Moline was!
a Carbon Cliff visitor Sunday.
Mrs. Frank Brusso, formerly of this!
We Expect the Biggest
and the Greatest September
Hnndreds now In use In this
city. This oil heater fs odorless,
perfectly safe, us xon can tnrn
the wick only so liteh. Is so sim
ple a child can operate it. Jnst
what you want for moving
around the hue these chilly
mornings, and evenings. Are
nicely nickel plafd and an or
nament to any room.
Before You Buy
.".00 Rich Grade Stoves. Ranges and
Bae Bonier to Select From. Now for
a stove sensation that will stir the tri
cit) stoTe buyers as they were neier
stirred before. I'nmatchahle values
in stoves of every description.
Gooks & Bakes JZiZLGas eCoal
t m I PI P I i
We Eve; Bad. Tie Honsy Saving Farfams Justify This Expectation
ing Savings to Sharpen Bargain Appetites in All Departments.
We ask you to come early because there vrill be a rush for this seasonable merchandise at the remarkble saving
from our already low prices. This opportunity is for this week's selling, not a week or 30 days later: this is a
week of stupendous bargain giving at the big store. Note a few of the values quoted taken at random from
. tnrougnom uus vasi siock.
o Wood Heater
A Little Hot Tamala
JUST LIRE CUT These heaters
are certainly convenient for
those chilly days when one does
not wish to
heat np the
w 11 o i e
h o n s e x
ST; brln? quick
rts.jril rrm Its
o o d r
t n, -ji,t co
" -Civ i
Single? Sheet Oven TopVl
We Carry the Largest Line of Best Body Brussels Rugs Made
If these Eugs, Carpets and Linoleums could be brought right under your eyes no need would
exist for us to tell you that the qualities are trustworthy and good through and through the
ibeauty of patterns and harmony of colorings speak eloquently for themselves. We invite an
inspection of our Rusr and Carpet Department. We are showing the lareest line in the Tri-
Jfj cities, all underpriced for the newest fall designs at a big saving 'in price.
Jm-VJyK I Mortal prl,-e
hMmMmMmy Think of
w-TWrf,aBgViH'.!imi?TTr I You'll find
$8.S9 Buys Fine Brussels Rugs, Room! $17 85 Buys Elegant Hartford Velvet
Size j Rug, 9x12 Ft.
Suitable for dining- rooms, bed rooms, etc. All I Oriental Medallion effects, an extra eood qnality;
new and perfect. Worth fl'J.oO. PO Ofi I wonderfnl mines. Our $17 8
taw special price ror
Buying Genuine Wilton
full 9x12 size, as low as $27.65
the Bair-dad Hartford and other
makes at remarkable saving In prices asked else
$19.65 Buys High Class Heavy
Hartford Axmmster Rug
Full room size, 9x12: a choice selection of floral
and oriental tfesicrns in all the (I' 1ft C
g new effects ohIt . viUtMd
Hot Blast and
Of Every Discription
and Price. Ask to see
the Wonder Hot Blast
Single? Sheet Oven Top
les Perfect LcVir.i w:hsdCoal
The most wonderful com-j
bmation two luel range
ever made; see demonstra
tion now going on at cur
Big Busy store.
the Same Time
Tlio I reat and Grand
.A Perfect Klzl.oab'.e 2nd Charcoal
The range that's built on
honor of the best materials
malleable and charcoal
iron the range that's
known the world over as a
perfect baker always uni
form air.tiifht oven lined through
out with pure asbestos saves half
; our fnel bill.
It has a number of exclnsive features, each one addin? to Its dnrability
and practical sen ire, ninkinir the Ma'cstic Ihe best ranse j on can buy re
gardless of jrlce. t omjtnrc this rans with any other before buyini?
run ire cKehcre.
w-n-.m J I
Bo you know, furniture buyers, we are closing out
regardless of cost tho entire Knostman-Petersen
Furniture Co. stock.
Buy now, your needs in Dining Room, Bed Room,
Library and Kitchen Furniture at factory prices.
Sale now going on at the Eig Store the time
and place to save money on homeoutfittings of every
The greatest Hot
( onsnmes all smoke
and khs: burns any
kind of fuel; the .
lareest and hand
somest heater at the
price ever sold; built
of selected hiiih
nickel trimmed; a
world beater at our
Will cive yor. MOBE IIE.VT
with half the usual amount
OF Fl EL. Consumes nil
smoke and pases: 0 DIRT
with Wonder Hot Blast
The New Iron Riverside PanUe
The Range With a Reputation
Rock Island Make
Bnilt of hi?h grade cast iron, milled
icroand joints, sets np from the floor
on sanitary base. Will never rust ont.
We want eTery Knnire hnyer In the
tri-clties, to com pure It with any oth
er made. You'll not find it painted
or enameled, hut built of the best ma.
terial and workmanship that money
can buy. There Is only one best.
Thais the Iron Riverside Range. We
arc showing a large-and complete
line of Rock Island Ranges, ( nok
Stoves, Heaters, Hot Blasts and Round
SEE OUR NEW METHOD
NEW METHOD GAS RANGES
embraces every 6ize, style
and kind of high grade
gas ranges. An advance
showing of the new 1913,
models which have gome very
ranges that are guaranteed
to do perfect cooking and
baking with a great saving
of gas, with the new key
pressed, steel enameled burn
ers; enamelod Inside and out:
cannot burn or mst out. This
range must be seen to be ap
preciated. See demonstra
tion at our store, now going
on dally. '
Note the Split
piace, now of Andalusia, spent a few ' ters of Mr. and Mrs. George Kennedy,! Mrs. A. Johnson and daughter, Mrs.
days at The horn 5 . of Mrs. Frank! who have been quite ill, pre much ini-jciaus Hansen, spent Monday at Mo
lwis SickUr ivts called to Daven-; proved. Mine.
port by the si r:oi:s illness of I113 moth-i Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Krambcck j Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lorenz and sons
er, Mrr. Carrie S'.cHer. this week.
Flore n e and Marie, the little da
j spmt Sunday at the homo cf their son.; Harry, Willie, Alfred and Hilbert, are! Geraldine, and sister, Mis
ni2h-j Jchn Krambeck, at Rock Island. j home from a visit with the parents of Crouch of East Moline, visi
Mr. and Mrs. l)renz of Andover, Iowa,
and Mrs. I.orenz's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Passick of Clinton, Iowa.
Mrs. I-ee Nicholson and daughter,
week with their sister, Mrs. Olin A.
Stipp, and family.
Mies Bertha Schultz visited with
Moline friends the pas' week.
R. J. Phelp left Monday for Gillett
Grove, lowa, where he ia completing
a large contract of construction t v c
Mrs. John Holland and da igluo
Mrs. G. F. Holland, were tri-city vU-
Miss Florence Altman of Hampton
spent Friday here with friends.
II.LY HOPE had not ii fond of you, but he's like the rest 1 strltjg-
lt wel'.. as hr of us. He won't stand for naasins-l As Mlllv brooded over her troubles,
riu'.l. puffy ees :nrfi- , cor being hectored. I cr.ee was ycung i which had kect her awake all that
cateti. Kven the coil and now that I am old I haven't for-irtav. m. nrt lunch thm-,, h.
ot the girl I loved first and best. We cffl?e. and Margaret pushed open the
had a little difference just like ycu swinging doors and entered followed
were com 100 epuaKy." They made a 8imuitaneous rush for
lie signed ana eiowiy quittea tne
ci auburn hair, usual
ly arranged with tan
talizing graxe, te-traye-i
cf her mind in its
Peated before the
ing calls taking down messages, ring
ing up different offices In the yard.
r-h attended to the necessary part of
her work only. For onee her voice.
in repeating a call, was sharp and
vca impatient. In al: cf her fives
years as chief night operator in the'
Chlcnso freight house this tad never
Af tl.c men pnsred through the of
fice tat evening, a few minutes be
fore 10. to register on the big clo:k,
ach called cut some salutation to
Mllly. who was a great favorite. Ic
!ead of responding, ahe shrugged or
frowned cr bit her lips. In pretended
"Pon t su'.k. M!!ly." bawled cut the
Thank heaven, she -as at last
alcne; Hew fcer head ached! She
the eleek to register on time. Marga
ret did not speak to the operator, but
with another 1 .ugh passed through
the door of exit, followed by Meurer,
closed her eyes. The salty tears stung I who had taken no notice of Miily
tee uas. Oniy two ruore of the night euner.
shift must register. They were late
alreadv. Why didn't they come?
Carl Meurer and Margaret Donnelly.
There was a time when Carl had
always come first and lingered aa long
as possible. That was before before
Margaret Donnelly came to act as
typewriter In the superintendent's of
fice. The essence cf bitterness lay In the
fact that it w-s thrcugh her eKorts
that Margaret had come. She had
Tin her advent. Miily had bean
sjr.r!ne-f'.eiit. n. I- n1H nn thi.ru 01 ,no rreigni notise. sue wag
tfcreshcld. "Cirl won': rrm hrk icv 1 W1"lc?1-V worshiped. Little wonder
As the night wore on, Milly'a dis
traction increased. She imagined that
she heard sounds that had no basis
Carl's footsteps, hia voice in her very
ear but when she started and gazed
around there was only the vacant of
fice and the incessant murmur from
the great city, which could not even
The bodiless whispering had ceased
at last, but at about Z o'clock In
the morning a dull, persistent roar
teen sorry for the girl one of a big, began to hammer her ear drums. Her
the (julcker for your scowls, when lit
t.o Msrparet hasrmi'.es to spare
She returned no anttrer. tut
that she became domineering even to
v-e-i 1 .usurer.
-iircarrt. on te contrary was
" mi "' or.f at and obnginsr. with a seci.-t!ve
P led l erse If more c lowly to her du- j tongue, and whfea y cent llm lo
,,cs. I.pite b:r .elf-cntrol. a tearltI:c rigvt abcut f ' a
r.h.shed cn the message Ee was rc- j nat:er he prcxptly availed himse fof
cordir?. .,. the other girl's ready Failles and
Tl.c rruff voice of Barks, "father"! The other men In the var4 vhru
cf the machine shcr& the oldest tat-r. J he was fcreman had widened tb
hatf-dazed brain became gripped by
a apasru of terror. Was she going
She atandoned the switchboard and
acved acrosc to one of the windows
glaring palely with the reflection of
the street lamps. Fhe locked down
on the sidewalk far below noted the
stagnation, eaw a solitary pedestrian
and heard the tramp of his feet on
the pavement. Still the roar surged
against her ears. It vras elnister.
She swung away from the front
window and turned her attention to
tccce commanding the freight yard
r.t the wo:ks w.-.s kind cr.d did nctjtresch by tenrlrg him about beicgiDown somewhere in that lntrlrats
wound -v;:;.v ri:sra r.er wet tjcs.crs.ea. ; 1.1s was :i to tee high-t mass or men and machlnerr waa the
mutely ' jspirittd Genr.an. He wo-j'.d have yard foreman. Carl Meurer." There be
He shock Ms head been willing to die for a vrotan. yet waa king. Her heart awelled with
r. "ilen art runny brutej, Miy. Carl tc wcuid aot taijult to ieailn jrtde, tut aa tiruptleoatracted with
Jealous pain. j
She suppressed the outcry cf agony
that pressed against her clinched
teeth and forced itself to sit once
more at the switchboard. For a full
half-hour she settled down to routine
work, but at 1 st the near-ending roar
that seemed to permeate every cor
ner of the rcom became Intolerable.
With a desperate gesture she sprrng
erect and began to pace the floor.
This could be no mere hallucina
tion. She halted In the center cf the
office, then suddenly shrieked aloud
as the reason for this dreadful tur
moil swept across her faculties, clear
ing them instantly.
The freight house w.13 on fire. '
A panther-like spring aeross the
floor and one glance thrcugh the
doors rovealed sinuous coil3 of writh
ing smoke ascending the air currents.
How long tad the fire been at
work? Had she time to escape by
the stairs? Her fcot was or. the land
ing when it occurred to Miily that all
cf the workers In the ;-ard y-ere In the
greatest Jeopardy trapped literally
by the towering walls of the freight
house. And Carl was there Carl!
She dashed across to the switch
board and began notifying the men In
the yard of the fire. She called up
Meurer as calmly as the ethers
heard his slow, deep voice merging
into a shout of excitement. Sudden
ly her blanched fac- went whiter than
"Call up Miss Donnelly; you can
get her before any of the rest of us.
But Mllly flung the receiver frcm
her with a maniacal lauh and leart d
toward the doer once again.
So the little senseless chit was in
peri! extreme peril perhaps. So be
it! The grcu-d floor zcifht be a masa
of flames before she had an Inkling.
No one could reach her, either, at
this hour except over the switchboard
In the main office, and Mllly con
She Lung for a moment above the
well-like stairs, then skimmed down
the broad Bteps.- One flight was ac
complished another was begun
now she was at the third landing.
Here the smoke was mere dense.
turning vigor, a full appreciation cf
her own detestable; conduct passed
through her heart like the thrust of
Had she time left In which to warn
She wheeled and took the stairs
with frantic speed. The ascending
flights seemed endless. To breathe
meant acute pain; her muscles re
fused to obey, her limbs to bear her
f...t.-:..---.. .. t tit't - - 1 " -
SHE CALLED UP MEURER AS CALMLY AS THE OTHERS.
Sta could hear the rending snarl
of the flames catch a sickening whiff
from the cellars where the storei
merchandise was turning, a turst of
frrsb, outside air dispersed the smoke
clouds an Instant. Miily gulped
jrcedlly, was refreshed and, with re-
up. Midway on the last flight she
eank to her knees.
A hot grust swept un from the In
ferno beneath, but It stirred h?r
heavy limbs zo that 6he coud crawl
the remainder of the distance.'
' Coiaetcw -he reached tho switch
board and stirred, schco'Ing herself
to be rational, laying fast hold of her
reeling brain, she called up the eu-1
perintendent's office.. Would the op-i
erator never answer perhaps she I
Margaret was already past human!
Finally Margaret's voice, barely'
recognizable, so hoarse and terrifled:
"That isn't you, surely! Yes! Ye!.!
We are safe here, but don't you know'
you are cut off by fir?, they aay.
Poor, poor Miily "
The receiver fell frcm Milly'a;
nerveless fingers. She had finished'
her work. She had fought the good:
Red fire danced before her reced
ing vision, something snapped in her
overtaxed brain and she lurched for
ward Insensible, as a volume of smolt
poured Into the room.
The fire wa3 a thing of the past
when Miily. In the gray dawn, strug
gled back to conEciousness.
She wes on the lounge in the sn-
perintendent's office, where she had!
been borne by Carl, after he htd mad!
a desperate dash through the blind-'
Ing emoke to rfscue her. His usually
full rosy face -ras blanched and gbast-.'
ly as he knelt beside her. s
"Was everyone saved?" sho whi3-'
"Why are you cryinr. Carl?" She
made an effort to rise; 'ier eves wero
pathetic in their terror. "Was Mar
garet not saved after nli?"
"Evervone was saved, everyone.
But. Miily, hew near I xme to losing
"It was worth while." Dclicato
color nravcr:d across her white face.
"Worth while! O. MtUv!"
"Yes, C'srl; fcaexuse I found you."