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r. . !1 H11
. . Hill.
in my maternal
! room upstairs.
1, i hr .iwellera re-
T , !.,.r " inter than
aIi t'i:iy the wina
; t."t r.i." t
F,-'i;i'r 'ue t,lk his
. ." '.rt.-! the ai'plt-s that I
W. . 'i ... i.-rvst mid nack
" j'.-m.l w.i not expected
I " i,:Lht at the earliest.
. :is in
, m Montreal, fittinir
1 ' jiveVlii-fc "us henceforward
Ji.in. liiir liardfeatiiml.
otisTHi'l, hint pmie nomo
"1,:!,1,,,;;iVrii'," a lie termed it, to
lirHOf-l-'iir. Hiicn iit lmlmn nero
i'v-t at i!i:-k full Peter, our
had thrust his shock head
"',,.:, in at ti.e door.
,,s h'ir.h," he had said, "there's
j woxi ami everything's ail snuir
3!1 1 I'm c in over to Steph
tv iv in troiil.le there."
1 .' Wh it kind of trouble?
i.,n.vrtii niv qiu-r icict uuij
-', " . i i .
u '. ". i i.:.. 1 I.;..,
r . -., ..f rL fire huikinc down
I,.,cini:pmliersauii iiuuurruis "u-
L, The Mejiiiensous, woq uveu m
i-uTsti'Ue i'Ue on me otner siae
fvTf The family was small, con-
rit, t,.f acnibiied old man, his por-
Lalj sclent wire, aim iwo tau, un-
-jciis. an ! n:t on eartn iney ata
Mi to l:ve. ierehed like eaglets on
ji of ti'e r nk, I could not form the
-ji "'City h'.iinlers," 1'eter naa
printed out in answer to my persist-
I jarratu-ii. isuc it mey Kept city
Ujjs, why (ha tiif-y not leave tbeso
miuntam nisinesses wnen toe
IsKT'J 'he dismal autumn fogs
Lini ''ic the clifTs? Altogether,
-wxyrtain atinophere of mystery
:tbie "Steiiheusons"' that aroused
ifErelike instincts of my nature.
Fs t ?t. '.1 stool thinking, a soft tap
crisis; the d'vr. I opened it at once.
roncertme:u:iering that I was alone
rTfEfriTnnhter'd do t hat, Miss Ruth,"
; the well known accents of Mrs.
I:iB. r.iraer Gludpe's buxom wife.
Ikwat, Mrs. Giude?"
.c the door arter dark, when you'ro
i tue house, without atkin who's
H:w did you know I was alone in the
ITKoe; Piter guin to Stephenson's."
IX mi l 1. "But we don t have
cximjuii here, Mrs. Gluilge."
'.a Lot s i etrtiila o that," said the
kvrs w.'e. "lour folks hain't lived
piflonzas I h ue. We're lust nigh.
to the Canada line to have nnwr
Krj p-i'wlin aliout when ye least er-
rrm And then there's SbTihpnBAm "
rfwl of ?thens ins?" I cried, pact.
"Who is Stephenson, anvwavf Do
. Mrs Glndire."
IC I deciRre!" said Mrs. Glndtre.
ps pasilile, now, that they hain't told
"Tluye told me nothing," said L
it's likely they didn't want to
wjoaor make you nervous," said Mrs.
"Ejt, ali the same. I think vnn
'fo Giadr," cried I. seizlne her arm.
Tjwit Do tell niel"
1p:ir.r.e home," said Mrs. Gludge,
uv vu.ee to a whisper, as thonga
ia:ailro:Ki ami the mstiincr n k..!..
. ...... n , imuiu
AkL.v- : ....... ,i
r- ;, ,,f f'e(.,;e mind." exnlalned
"slid luuies." tanninv hor
I :: at l,.,r. '
"'1 I. "that's wbnt Vtr
wht-n Li- :i:d tt!... ii,...ii
-" t:.e iioi.r rreut nn .aa .nmnknn.
'"Sr"5:. 'i s: I'-"' Mrs. Gludge
I . - -' iiuui luvutmi,
OLT he. -1 f o r J V-
jjl- -.... a l-l-
kr. i-.vs i-it tf i. fir,.,n... i...
i nian's cone over with
r.T' " l,unt for him; bo baa
"HtQli'At J,v ...TJ ., T 1 , , J,
tf "-.u u, icneu lauig-
I,J"n't tMnk he ?ut to have
Hv. ""t "'"u Jirs. uiuuge se-
aSjjjel-! J -i.u mc, mm.
Slirnn k . .
ltTV, ' KUtQ 001 I nl
Ibv. " -", ""- a letter to Air. Horn-
to tier duties as farmer, wifeand
I k a . ' , IaraUT t li"le children,
lofth i ner nusoana la tbe
I lr "Ofn the rf.rt im.j i ...
IBq-jv, V . ,&-1Te K a letter for
bit! ?'-frB- GladKe"
4i tly f01 ou niv hand to Brasn
fc J?' th woman f nnibled
W-j. thpn another of her
6!IShl!i7.s'-r:"!'" ehe. "I made
IWB.hon,p- but now I remember.
hW?. G'bb'" I took oat
"ll'f lo ti around my neck.
w-'.kc'n around the rocks.
i that, and
around tne to
I . VU. ..Hi.. Tl.
&'! rev,- IiUl" 1 n 80 sorryl Please
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY OCTOBER 24- 1891.
m li'Ulled it OUt With
4,,.. ' .s Kuth. I'm Br. .r..
""srUn; wna Kat lump of di
'tort rn'V, rOHt 111,(1 tried to laugh.
I -"Hot I, " KUUl. Ul
f,tk:nd-, .asn't your fault- It To
iton ushtof m'and started
"ou h i ""y w "omneya, yoa
"Caii J?6'" 8ai1 Mr- Gludge rne-
o thoughtful. I'll send the boys out to
look for it just as soon as" .
"Oh, never mind the letter." I inter
rupted. I dare say it 'a only from Jack.
Tomorrow morning will do very well for
that. But, Mu. Gludge, you'll come back
and stay with me till Peter gets back
Jean is away, you know, and"
"Yes,my dear. I'll do that," assented tbe
woman, e idently relieved to be let off so
easily on t lie score of the letter. "And it
won't be long first. It's only a'short half
mile to Romney's, if the wind didn't blow
so like all possessed."
With a good humored nod she disap
peared intu the rain and darkness, and I
ran back t) pile fresh logs on the waning
fire. .Bank burglars, extradited wander
ers, a lunatic at large with all these pos
sibilities whirling in my brain it is not
strange th it I lighted a second lamp in or
der effectually to banish all lurking shad
ows from the angles of the room, and
started nervously when a sudden bLast of
wind shoo s the window shutters as if with
some imperious band.
"I'll go tip to the garret and bring down
some butternuts," thought I, "and then
I'll get some cider from the cellar. It will
be fun to track the butternuts and watch
the shells blaze in tbe fire, and Mrs. Gludge
will like a drink of cider when she comes
back all wit and chill."
Cheered by this happy thought, I canght
up a lamp and flew to the garret of the
roomy old house where uiy father had
bestowed all the nutty treasures of the
autumn woods. Somehow, Priscllla, the
cat, had ge t locked into the garret, and I
had to release her from durance vile, and
replace a box or two which she had knock
ed off from the window sill, before I came
down, driving her catship before me, wjth
the lamp i.i one hand and an apronful ol
butternut in the other. Through the
open keeping room door streamed a ray of
ruddy light into the Cimmerian darkness
of the hall. I stopped abruptly. Surely I
had closed that door when I came out, re
niemberlnn a certain trick it had of slam
ming to and fro in windy weather like
this. And at the same time a curious con
sciousness of some human presence near by
crept over ine like an nnseen magnetic cur
rent. Nor was it a false premouition. As I
stretched my neck to peep cautiously into
the room, I saw seated before the fire u
gentleman a youngish gentleman, pale,
black hairtd, and, as I thought, rather un
settled of aspect. And a decidedly wet
and mud bespattered gentleman, whose
raiment steamed in tbe glorious blaze and
crackle of the pine logs, as he sat there
holding out his hands to the genial
How bad be gained an entrance? Had I
carelessly neglected to bolt the big door
after Mrs. Gludge's departure? Yes, I
must have done so, and that was a proof of
bow utter'.y unfit I was to be left by my
self. For h second I stood there quailing
and quaking, my heart thumping like a
triphammer, a cold sweat breaking out
upon my f jrehead, before I decided what
I had never seen a bank burglar, to be
sure, but I was pretty certain this white
banded get tleman could not belong to that
race. And I did not think he acted like
any other scoundrel who was fleeing from
the rigors of the law. He must be the
English gi ntleman, gone wrong in his
head, who had "escaped" from Stephen
son's. I was alone in the honse with a maniac;
and at the idea my heart beat more vio
lently than ever and the cold drops grew
colder on my brow.
With a sudden instinct I decided that
there was nothing for it but flight. Tbe
worst feature of the case was that I could
not get out of the house (be it remembered
that Peter had taken away the key of the
back kitchen door in his pocket) without
passing directly through the room where
tbe escaped lunatic sat basking before tha
fire. This, however, must be faced; there
was no remedy for it, and with one blind
rush I precipitated myself through tbe
room, tnml ling over the cat and scattering
a shower f butternuts as I went, and
darted headlong through the door, with an
involuntary shriek that might bave rent
the ceiling if ever ceilings were rent in
that way e cept in tbe pages of romance.
Directly into the arms of Jack, my own
brother Jack, who was coming in from the
van with a light valise in one hand and a
dripping ca-riage robe in the other.
"Halloo!'' bawled Jack, staggering under
the blow of my very unexpected appear
ance. "Wl y what the I declare if it
isn't Ruthy I"
"Oh. Jacl ! oh. Jack!" I screamed, clutch
ing at him like the drowning man at the
"Where are all the folks? What has be
come of the stable keys? What have yon
done with Carletou?'' be demanded. Bnt
I paid no head to his interrogatories.
"Come, Jnck!" I cried; "come quickly!
The escaped lunatic! He's right there in
i the keeping room! Oh, Jack, I do hope
. vnn'vM imfc vnnr revolver!"
"What?" roared Jack. "An escaped
lnnatic? Where the deuce has he come
from? Has he hurt Carleton?"
He made a spring toward the keeping
room, in wiiose door stood the tall, pale
man, straining his eyes out into the night.
"Where it. he?" shouted Jack.
"Where's who?" said the escaped luna-
tic in a pleasant, slightly drawling voice.
"If. wasn't, hp! Tt was a she! And she
cleared the floor in a single bound, and
Oh, I'm bum I beg a thousand pardons!
as he cangl t sight of me. "But, please,
what is the matter?."
In a second my mental vision became as
clear as crystal. I saw it all, and I envied
Priscilla, tbe cat, because I could not van
ish under tl e china cupboard as she did.
and be gone! I could only blush and hang
my bead, iind stammer out incoherent
apologies a nid the laughter of Jack and
the polite aologies of tbe friend whom he
bad unexpectedly brought from Montreal
with him, aid whose coming bad been an
nounced, as it seemed, by the very letter
Mrs. Glndgo bad lost.
That's all. There Is no sequel to toy
story. In rial life I bave found that sto
tim seldom lo have sequela. I had had a
dreadful fright, and they all laughed A
me at first and made Menses for me and
petted me a'terward and said "Poor little
Ruth!" Fa her declared that be would
never risk anon a thing again, and dis
charged Peter on the spot but Peter came
back to hiti work the next day just as
usual, and lie is here still. Mr. Carlton
was very nl and apologetic for coining
in without Knocking to dry himself, wbUe
Jack was leading the horse to tbe bara,
bat be has t ot yet fallen in love with nse
as an orthodox bero ought to do. The
genuine esci.ped lunatic was captured near
Stephenson' and taken to Montreal, un
der the impiasion that he was the gov
ernor genend going to take posion of
bis vice regency. And just half an boor
after we hat. settled down to the cracking
of butternuts and drinking WjJ
that night, a merry grpup. a sepnlchrai
knocking sounded at the door and Mn.
Gludge' vo ce was heard proclaiming!
"Ifyou pliase, miss. I've corns to kjnp
you compaj yl-'-Shirieyllrowne in Fua-
aide Com Dai lion. . ..
Fcr Earses, Cattle, Zhaep, Does, Hogs,
f.- """ er irte., Bellracbe.
j t-Erj'"T" D,J?". Mange.
Stogie Bottle (over GOdoaesX. - - .e
Bt"ve.il'u,,B J pec!flrs. Manual.
V eterinary Core OU and HeOJcaior ftT.ft
Jar eterl.ar. Care OilT'. i.JJS
.j?,?' br Dmeiiala; or Sent Prepaid anvwbara
and in any aannty on Becoipt oi Prtca.
Corner William and John Sta.. Now York.
HOMEOPATHIC ff f
SPECIFIC Kn Yitt
In Uaa 3b mrBM " f", .
t "' "WMJiiiiui remedy for
NeiroDS Debility, V ital Weakness,
boio by bnuomsTs, orient postpaid onVeofflut
of prioar-JlUMPHRtYS' MEDICIbE CO W
Oor. William and John Sta, jr. Y.
h- ANTHRACITE COAL. I AL
C. O. JD.
221 and 2S3
AL Laundry Work dose on abort notice.
A specialty of Dress ekirts.
Prices as Low as the Lowest.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
BsTirat-clasa work and special attention to
RTNO rs TP,
Telephone No. 1214
fc ji "it
for sale by all firat-class Grocery dealers.
A nantn'ilet of Inform at Ion and ab-,y
I V atrmct o ' ttic bawa. allowing How lu f -V
Obtain Patent Caveata, Tnule V
V . . ktarka, Copyrlahta, Ml frtt. W
wV.aaw MUNN 4t CO. VV
J 361 Braaaway, f '
W. C. MAUCKER,
BsvIbk purchased the
Property which he haa had refitted for the ko
tel baainess, is bow prepared to sccom
Bodate transient (Bests.
Dav and Regular Boarding
at very reasonable prieea.
Be is also engaged is the
it the same place with s choice lot of Groceries.
v Farm produce s specialty.
TRAINS. tLlAVB. tABBIVB.
Council BlaOa A Hinncao- 1 .
UDavKxpreaa..rTV!!!!;r - 10 am
SSS ty ?7 Bxpreas... 5:B0 am 11:18 pn,
Wahington Rxpreaa ttxSpm 1S.-U6 nm
Conncil Bluffs is Mmneao-1 " pa!
UKxpre .TTT..!, nP T6am
Council Bluffs Denver I .
Limited Vestibule Kx :6 am 3:Sam
AUandc Accommodation.... g-aOam g;i5 pm
tOolngwett. tQoingeaat. Dally.
DUKUNGTON ROUTS-C, B. a RAIlr
i" r Depot Pirat avenue and Sixteenth at
si. j. Yonpg. asent,
TRAINS. LSaVB xaima
p0"1 f xpreaa as am : am
S-. 5 :4 pm 7 tM am
Heardstown Paascnger Stbopm -lOtSSam
Way Frelcht (Monmouth) ... :25 am 1 HO pm
Way Freight (Sterling) lS:S6pm 10:10am
Sterling Passenger 7 :20 am 6 :48 pm
Dnbnqne 10:38 ami fl:08pm
HICAGO. MILWAUKEE, A ST. PAUL RAIL
way Racine A boutbwen' era Division De
pot Twentieth street, between rirai and Second
avenne, K. D. W. Holmea. agent.
TRAINS. L1.! ""
Mail ana Kxpresr 6:45n "ddpm
St. Paul Bxpreas 8:15pm 11 am
irt. Accommodation 1:00 ;.n 10:16 am
Ft. A Accnamodation 7:86 an t:10pm
TOE TKATXLE&8V fciLLOIs.
CHKJaQO, ROCK ISLAND A PACIriC it AIL
way Deoot eorner mfth .. wkt-.-
Bret street, Frank H
ROCK ISLAND A PEORIA RAILWAY DK
pot First avenoa and Twentieth atrsol V
H. Rockwell. Agent,
Faat Mail Exprcas
2 :40 pm I
4 :00 pm I
1 :80 pm
MOST DEBXCT BOUTS TO THX
East, South and Southeast.
Lv. Rock Island.
Cam ridge ...
Pricctville . .
9 :44 am
St. I ouia
8 67 pm
4 35 pm
4 :57 pm
5 :55 pm
1:15 pml 9:15 pm
4 00pmia05 n't
8:50 pm 18:10 n't
6 :S5 pm
8:00 I m
Lv. Peoria.... 110:15 ami
Ar. Rock Island 1 :30 pm
4 :10 pm
7 -80 pm
Accommodation trains leave Rork Is'and at
e :uu a. m. and 6.45 p. m : arrive at Peoria 8 :45 d.
m. and 8:30 a. m. leave Peojia :CO a. m. "and
7 -.15 p. m ; arrive Rock Island 4 :00 p. m. and. 8 :(X
All trains rrn daily exrent Snndav.
All passe ger traina arrive and depart Union
Free Chaircaron Fast Exp-ess tctaeen Bock
Is'ond and Peoria, both directiona.
Through ticket lo all points; baggage Checked
turouga uj aeaiinauon.
Lv. Rock Island. 9.10 am
An. Reynolds.... 1 10 an am
" Cable 111.00 air.
" I Bock Island.
. B. BUD LOW,
8.2fi ain ja.'Opm
.wi am 1.45 i-i
7.65 ami 8.00 pi
Gen'l Tkt. Anent.
WAOQMnrrtD with the ectraurwr of this couhtbt mi orrvs
MUCH VHIUULE MFOtUUTIOS FR0H A 8TUDT Of THIS HAT Of TNE
icaio. Bock Islanl &Tacific Ey.
The Street Root to and from Chicago. Joliet, Ottawa.
Peoria, La Salle, Molina, Bock Island, in ILLINOIS;
Davenport, Muscatine, Ottnmwa, Oakalooaa, Des
Molnea, Winterset, Audubon, Harlan aad Council
Bluffi, In IOWA; Minneapolis and St. Paul. In A! IN-
KESOTA; Watertown and Sioux Falla, in DAKOTA;
lameron, St. Joaeph and Kansas City, in MllsorRI
Omaha, Lioooln, Fair bury and Nelson, in NEBRASKA ;
Atchison, Leavenworth. Horton, Topeka, Hutchinson.
Wichita, Belleville. Abilene, Soils City, Caldwell, In
KANSAS; Kingfisher, El Reno and Uinco. in INDIAN
TERRITORY; Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo,
in COLORADO. Traversal new areas of rich arming
and frazlDg lands, affording the beat facilities of Inter
communication to all towns and ciUea east and vest,
northwest and southwest of Chicago and to Pacific and
VKSTTBXTLX XXPRXSS TRAINS
Leading all competitors In splendor of equipment,
between CHICAGO and SE8 MOINES. COUNCIL
BLUFFS and OMAHA, and between CHICAGO and
DENVER, COLORADO SPRINGS and PUEBLO, via
S-aJitSAo cu x ana xurEKA and via ST. JOSEPH,
FiraVChua Day Coaches, FREE RECLINING CHAIR
CARS, and Palace Sleepers, wUh Dining Car Berrlre.
doe connections at Senrvr and Colorado Strings with
dlTergiug railway lines, jaw Jbrmius' the new and
TRANS-ROCKY MOUNTAIN ROUTS
Over which anperbly-equlpped trains run daily
THROUGH WITHOCT CHANGE to and from Salt
Lake City. Ogden and Baa Fwodsco. THE ROCK
ISLAND la also tha Direct ana Favorite Lin to and
froaa Manltoo. Pike's Peak and all other sanitary and
scenic resorts and cities and mining districts in Colorado,
DAILY FAST EXPRESS TRAINS
From 8t Joseph and Kansas CHy to and from an Im
portant towns, cities and sections in Southern Nebraska.
Kansas and tha Indian Territory. Also via ALBERT
LEA ROUTE from Kansas City and Chicago to Water
Iowa. Sioux Falls, MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL,
connections r all points north and northwest between
in lakes and the Pacific Coast.
For Ticket, Mana, Folders, or desired Information
aprly to any Coopon Ticket Office in the United States
or Canada, or address
E. ST. JOHN, JOHN SEBASTIAN,
GeollUnagcr, Genl Txt A Pass. A(t
-r-v nu v
1 I 5T 1 "V -
l .s..-S..-' 1 jf lJ VA X
I am laden vi.? freqtft
rrom nze croiaen trate.
r i - " j?
reevrry sweel hope
As a ccrcro
Made only by
ASK YOUR GROCER FOR IT
Sncceeeor to AdaniEon & Rniclr,
Rock Island, 111.
C : ' ajw i i
Shop Nineteenth St., bet. First and Second Avenue,
GeneralJobbing and Repairing promptly done.
f3f8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
H. SJJEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Barter Banner Cookin.; and Heating; Stoves and the Genes eo Cooking Slorsa.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
IB08 SECOND AVE.. ROCK ISLAND, IlaL.
J. IHa CHRISTY,
MU0F1CTUEIB CF CHACICEBS UD BISCUITS.
Ask Your Grocer for Them.
Thev are Best.
The Chrietv "Otstbb" and Christy Wafbb."
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
AU Kinds ot Carpenter "Work Done.
General Jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction guaranteed.
Office anal Sxurp 1412 FonrtM Avenue, ROCK ISLAKS.
Fall and Winter Stock
OF GOOD3 EECEIVED BY-
HOPPE: The Tailor.
t3F""Call and Examine.
Qpen for the Season,
(moltnk avestjb) qq Ruber's Garden,
A magnificent place for picnics, parties, etc.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
bop corner Twenty-second street and Ninth avenue. Residence 8838
. . Thirteenth avenne.
FfT"Te prepared to auke estimate ard do all kind of Carpenter work. Glr htm a trial.
Preprleter ef tha.Brady Street
AJ kind sf Cat Flowers eoasUntiy oa hand.
ereeoBoBses --.. TUrwatinn
One block north ef Central Park, the largest la Is. 804 Brady Street, Daren portjowa.
C. T. W. SCHBEINEB.
Contractor and Builder,
1181 and 1138 Fonrtb sveona. Residence 111 Fonrth avenue.
Plans tad specifications fnmtshed on all elasees of work ; also areat of Wlller's Patent Inside
eliding Blinds, something new, stylish and deairable.
HOCK ISLAND, ILL.
GE0KGE SCHaFEK, Proprietor.
1601 Secoad Avenae, Coraet of Bixteenth Btree Orpoeit Harper'a Theatre.
The choicest Wines, Liquors, Beer and Cigars always on Hand
reeLBscalveryDay - l- . SaadlttesraritUae4on8bo tUotke
same 1 wish hadn't been