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., Reversal In Rink Case. The Iowa
. Bupremo ' court yesterday reversed
Judge Bollinger , in the case "of the
Btate against Charles Rink. Rink, a
Davenport saloon keeper, confessed
keeping open his saloon on a holiday,
nd was accordingly enjoined by court
ifrom operating. He circulated a new
petition from adjoining property hold
era and other necessary steps to open
a saloon, and reopened. Judge Bol
linger fined him, holding he could not
ireengage in the saloon business until
ithere had been circulated a new and
general county mulct petition among
the voters. The supreme . court re
verses Judge Bollinger, and says Rink
had a right to reenter business as he
did. The decision of the supreme court
tomes in the nature of a most lmpor
tant legal victory for Attorney Louis
tBlock, counsel for Rink. After the
. anajorlty of the saloon keepers and
their supporters had given up hope,
Mr. Block continued the fight, and al
though he lost in the district court, he
Inserted all the more stamina into the
fight and has now been rewarded by
this splendid victory in the supreme
court. A number of other saloon keep
ers were prosecuted by the Civic Fed
eration on the same grounds as was
Mr. Rink and were punished accord
ingly. Now that Rink has won a de
cisive victory, it is probable the other
aloon keepers will take some meas
ure to obtain redress.
Keeler Buys Munro Stables. Charles
A. Keeler has purchased the hack line
and livery stables owned by "Brick"
Munro, 315-321 East Third street, for
a consideration cf $0,000 and will cou
ple these v.-ith Lis own, 315-321 East
Third street. Roy Lobdell, who is at
present in charge of Mr. Munro's sta
bles, vill be retained 33 manager of
(ha: stable arid Mr. Keeler will super
vise the work ia both personally.
Is C. -cc. A decree of di
vorce fro.ii ... . husband was yester
day granted to Mrs. Sadie Paulsen
from Bernard Paulsen, upon the peti
tion presented to the court by Louis
Rccidewig, attorney on behalf of the j
p'.rJntirT. The stipulation is made that j
neither of the two parties is to re-1
Frcdsric Thomson. Copyright. 1908, by
TERS. CHAPTER I. Lieutenant Sommers,
I'nited States navy, is ordered to the
Dnrant steel works, where a connon he
has Invented Is being cast. He meets
Frances Durant, daughter of the steel
mill owner.
CHAPTER II. Edward Finckney,
rival of Sommers for Miss Durant s
hand, as superintendent of the mill con
spires asrainst Sommers and the success
of his canntin.
CHAPTER III. Frances reveals that
she ras studied wireless telegraphy.
CHAPTER IV. Pinekney decides to
Supplant the Sommers grun with one In
vented by an employe. Marsh, and naia
fd the Khlnestrom Run by Pinekney.
CHAPTER V. Pinekney and Som
mers claph.
CIIAITER VI. Frances and Som
mers learn that each loves the other.
CHAPTER VIL Pinekney puts Smith,
drunken foreman. In charge of flniah
ivg the Sommers gun.
FOR tea minutes Pinekney, sup
pressing his anger and surprise,
ma Da god to talk casually in the
office. Then he excused him
self on the plea of work aud, leaving
Sommers, hurried out to see whether
Smith had followed directions.
"I'll be out in a few minutes my
self," said Sommers aa the general
manager left. "Expect there is plenty
of time, though."
"Oh, yes," Pinekney assured him
from fhe door. "There's plenty of
time. Don't hurry. We have pur most
marry within a period of one year arid
the privilege of resuming her maiden
name of Sadie Bruhn is granted the
Reaches 90th Year. Another of
Iowa's pioneers, Mrs. Cordelia B. Don
aldson, completed her 90th year today.
Cordelia Borthwick was born Nov. 20,
1919, in Albany county, New York, on
the farm on which her grandfather,
James Borthwick, settled In 1773 when
he came from Dumfries, Scotland. The
family later removed to within two
miles of Albany. Here Mrs. Donald
son was married and lived until the
eaply 40's, when she and her husband,
the late Oerrlt Donaldson, came to
Iowa and settled in Pleasant Valley,
this county, where they lived until
1S85, when they removed to Daven
port. Mrs. Donaldson retains all her
faculties and recalls many Incidents, of
pioneer days, when all of Davenport's
business houses were on Front street
and but few residences were as far up
as Sixth street.
Obituary Record. F. J.I. Schlichtlng
died yesterday at the county hospital
after a brief illness. Three days ago
he was taken to the hospital suffering
from a severe attack of yellow jaun
dice, which caused his death. He was
42 years of age and had been a resi
dent of West Davenport. The survi
vors are his parents, William H. and
Mrs. Mary Schlichtlng; three sisters,
Mrs. Agnes Kaniske of El Paso, Texas,
Mrs. Clara Biggens and Mary Schlicht
lng of Davenport, and three brothers,
Charles, William and Albert of Daven
port. The funeral will be held Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the late
residence, 2214 Bowditch street, with
burial at Fairmount cemetery.
James Trultt passed away Thursday
morning at 3 o'clock at the Scott coun
ty hospital, where ho went Sunday suf
fering from pneumonia.- He was an
old resident of Davenport and had
many friends in the city. He was OS
years of age at the time of death.
Many years ago he came to Iowa, re
siding on a farm near Buffalo. For
several years he had been a resident
of Davenport, making his home at 503
East Ninth street. One sister, Mrs.
Susan Pearson of Davenport, and ono
brother. George of Seattle, and several
relatives in Muscatine survive him.
The body was shipped to Montpelier
this morning for interment.
Novelized by Thompson Buchanan From the
Successful Play of the Same Name
Frederic Thompson. All Rights Reserved.
responsible man In charge of theTJob."
Out in the furnace room Pinekney
fouod Smith moving about in leisurely
fashion, as though be had all the time
la the world ahead of him.
"Have you taken out the Sommers
gun yet?" demanded the general man
ager eagerly.
Smith flared up.
"No. I can't do everything at once.
What do you think I am? We'll get to
it in a few minutes."
"It's got to comeout now," declared
Pinekney" angrily. "Sommers is here
in the oSice. He thinks we aren't
able to run this Job, aud he's come to
see his gun go into the "bath."
The drunken foreman's face con
vulsed with rage.
"Oh. he has, has her he yelled.
"Well, if he comes bothering around
me you know what he'll get? He'll
get what O'Leary got. That's whafll
be coming to him."
Finckney shook his head.
"No, that won't do, Smith," he com
manded sharply.
Out In the works where he was
practically boss the foreman could not
be so easily controlled.
"Oh, it won't do, won't it?" he yell
ed. "Ill show yon whether It'll do or
He 'doubled up one of his big fists,
shaking- it menacingly. And .. now
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Pinekney let him rage" without check.
A daring idea had come to the des
perate schemer. Perhaps, after all. if
Smith attacked Sommers It might not
be eo bad. It would be up to Smith.
He would suffer; no one else. At any
rate, Sommers must not see-that gun
go into the tempering bath. Pinekney
decided' to irritate his drunken fore
man a little more. --- -
"Better be careful, Smith. He's In
a position to make trouble for us all.
He's an officer of the navy, you know;
has a right to Inspect the vork.: We've
got to treat him well. Besides.' this
Sommers is a pretty bad fighter him
self. He's got an Idea he can- lick
anybody around these works."
That was enough. Smith's fury was
keyed to the fighting stage now. It
only needed the presence of Sommers
and a little provocation to start' real
"Tuiuk's he's a fighter, does he?" he
roared. "Let him come in here I'll
show him who's a fighter. I don't
have to treat him well. 1 don't have
to treat you well, Pinekney. 1 don't
have to treat anybody well. I'm inde
pendent, I am. I don't crawl for no
body." "Smith, you're drunk," declared the
general manager. "You're drunk or
you wouldn't talk that way."
"1 know I'm drunk," roared the fore
man. "But I'm the best man in the
outfit, drunk or sober. Just let that
navy duck show up."
Inside Pinekney was smiling, well
pleased, but he kept a straight, stern
"I know you're the best man. Smith,"
he confessed. "But why do you waut
to fight with me?"
"Who's lighting with you?" bluster
ed the bully. "There wouldu't be
enough of you to carry away if 1 was
fighting with you."
Pinekney laughed powerfully.
"All right." he said. "Now. remem
ber, Sommers must not see that gun
come out of the furnace. He's sore on
us, niid be'il make a bad report on the
job if be gets a chance. You know
what would happeu to you then."
"lie tried to get my job." roared the
fore man. "Try to take au honest
man's living away from him? I'll
show him."
He turned to the workman near the
furnare, yelling, "Here, take that Som-iiii-rs
Piuckuey caught the foreman by the
"Wait a minute; wait. Smith." he
commanded. "Here's Sommers now."
The naval lieutenant was coming
down the ltng furnace room, shielding
his eyes from the terrific heat and
glare of the furnaces as he passed.
Smith lurched out to meet him just
as lie stopped in front of the furnace
which held the Sommers gun. One
juick lo U assured t lie navy man of
the foreman's condition.
"How soon do you take the gun out.
Smith?" ho asked.
The foreman lurched up. thrusting
his face close to the officer's.
"None of your business." he retort
ed. "I take it out when I get good
and ready. Maybe at one time, and
then again it may be another."
The answer was enough. Every
muscle in Sommers' powerful frame
set for action. Already he had the
foreman's protruding Jaw measured
for bis right hand, and Plnckney's
voice checked htm.
"I say. Sommers, come here, please,
will you?"
The naval man turned without a
word and walked over to the general
"Perhaps you can explain this.
Pinekney?" he demanded sternly.
Pinekney smiled apologetically.
"I hope you won't mind Smith,
can see he's been drinking."
The officer's eyes narrowed.
fighting look wns still on his face.
"And that's the kind of a man you
allow to be in charge of important
work?" he demanded.
Pinekney was still apologetic.
"It doesn't often happen, I'm glad to
say." he explained. "But Smith is a
very valuable man, one of the lest
I've ever known. I'd hate to lose him.
He is thorongbly competent, even
though he seems drunk. Liquor only
makes him quarrelsome and Imperti
nent. It doesn't affect his ability as
a workman.
"He was just the man for this job.
That's why I put him In charge and
let him stay on even though drunk.
You can depend on It, he'll do the
work all right."
Sommers accepted the explanation
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1 V J
In Memory of Deceased Elks. Ar
rangements have ' been completed by'
Moline lodge of Elks for their memo
rial day service, and the program is in
the hands of the printer. Fred Voll
mer, a member of Davenport lodge if
Elks, will deliver the memorial ad
dress, and U. M. Magill of the local
order will speak of the absent broth
ers. The service will be held in the
Moline club hall instead of the Barry
more, as was first announced. The
change is necessary as result cf
the booking of an attraction to appear
at the theater on the date set for the
memorial Sunday, Dec. 5.
Employes Organize Benefit Society.
Employes of the Velie Carriage com
pany are busy this week adding mem
bers to a benefit society organized
Tuesday evening. Assessments will be
levied weekly, and sick, and death
benefits will be paid. The sick bene
fit is fixed at $5.25 a week after the
first week for a period of 12 weeks.
The death benefit Is fixed at $25.
There are 350 employes eligible for
membership and the aim is to secure
a membership of at least 200. Officers
are: President, John- Williams; vice
president, George Sugantz; secretary,
George Brown; treasurer, C. E. Ball.
No Protest Yet, Every stockholder
who has called this week at the office
of Charles S. Kerns, receiver, and in
vestigated the plan to wind up the
affairs of the Moline Building, Savings
and Loan association, has endorsed the
proposed settlement, and signed to
surrender stock certificates according
to the terms of the agreement. Mr.
Kerns published a notice last Monday
evening that he would be at his office
every day this week to submit to
stockholders individually the plan or :
settlement, and to explain any points
that might not be clear in the minis j
of those holding stock certificates.
Stockholders have been calling at his j
office in large numbers, and roughly
estimated those who have signed in
the three days represent $45,000 worth
of the stock of the concern. The aver
age amount of stock signed for daily
has been $15,000.
Considering Post mastership. Con
gressman McKinney spent Thursday a;
the Manufacturers' hotel consulting
with Moline men as to matters of mo
ment in national affairs in which Mo
line people are interested: Naturally!
the chief interest centered about the ;
appointment of postmaster of Molina, j
and sev?ral of the various candidate
and their friends conferred with the
congressman, presenting their claims
and reviewing the situation. It was
not to be expected that any definite
solution of the race would be reached.
as this was probably the first time the
situation has been so closely surveyed,
and several weeks will probably
elapse before an apppointmcnt 'is an
nounced. Congressman McKinney
wants to 6tudy the situation from ev
ery point of view and he is seeking
to be guided by as clear an under
standing as can be gained by fair and
frank discussion with the various can
didates and their friends.
' Milan
Miss Pluma Houlton and Miss Le
nora Nice visited Maud Scallburg of
Rock Island Sunday.
Miss Ruth Ruge entertained tho
Misses Bessie Johnston, Katherine
White and Marian Medill at her homo
Monday evenlne.
Miss Una Cullen of Geneseo visited
with her mother Saturday.
Miss Marguerite Dawson is unable
to attend school on account of illness.
Mrs. Tom Willhite received word
Wednesday of her sister's death at
with a shrug.
"Well, you're the general manager.
Mr. rinckney," he said. "If that gun
is ruined In your place the Durant
works will bo responsible. Personally
I think, valuable as Smith may be, it
would be a good thing to lay him off
until he sobers up."
Pinekney nodded.
"I understand your feelings." he
said, "but I'll stay out here myself to
see that the guu goes through all
right. Smith's nasty now. It might be
as well if you didn't stay any longer.
It upsets him to have outsiders about."
For the first time a real suspicion of
foul play took hold of Sommers. They
were all too obviously anxious to get
him away.
"Don't worry," he said shortly to
iPinckney. "I'll take care of myself.
I've got time to get into my working
togs, haven't I?"
He turned away and started back to
the office just in time to meet Marsh
approaching. He had sized up Marsh
for an honest, well meaning fellow, so
:he didn't hesitate to stop him.
"Oh, 1 say. Marsh, what time did
ithat gun go into the fire?"
The bead draughtsman looked up
and down and everywhere but at Som
mers' face.
"I I don't know, Mr. Sommers, ex
'actly." he hesitated.
"Don't know!" exclaimed the officer.
"What's going on here anyhow? It
looks to me like there's something
wrong. Didn't you tell me that gun
went In at 6 o'clock?"
Marsh was. thoroughly frightened
"Did I say 6 o'clock? I've forgotten.
Mr. Pinekney will know. I'll ask him."
Suspicion had become practical cer
tainty In Sommers mind now. He
saw he, too, must be diplomatic. He
must not let these people realize what
he suspected. He shook bis head ea
gerly. -..Oh, don't bother "Pinekney. Marsh.
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I'll be back In a moment. Just as soon
as I get on my working clothes."
And, leaving Marsh In a cold sweat
of fear, the naval man hurried into
the office. As soon as the door bad
closed after him Pinekney rushed over
to Smith.
"Now, Smith, go to it quick," he
In a moment the roar in the big fur
nace room had increased tremendous
ly. Smith began to bellow his orders.
The men realizing the important time
had come went to work with a will.
The hugh traveler was rushed over
above the trap furnace as fast as It
could be moved. The chains were be
ing lowered into the trap to draw out
the guu when Marsh caught Pinekney
by the arm.
"Mr. Finckney, don't don't try it,"
he exclaimed. "Sommers suspects."
Pinekney shook off the restraining
"Let him suspect." he exclaimed con
temptuously. "What difference does
that make? Once get that gun into
the bath without his seeing it, I can
beat him, no matter what story he
tells in Washington."
"But you can't get it in," expostu
lated the frightened draughtsman.
"He'll be back in a minute. He knew
you couldn't beat him or he wouldn't
have left. He's gone to put on his
working clothes."
For reply Pinekney shook himself
free and shouted to Smith:
"Here, Smith, Sommers has Just de
manded that you be discharged. He
(Continued on Page Nine.)
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