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THE ROCK ISUAND AUGTJS. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14," 1911.
.1u -"li. -U
A Romance of
The South Seas
CuyyiljPH. 1 9 10. by Stroet d Smith
Copyright. I9U. by the Mcmfiln Compear
THE LOGIC OF TOCTE.
HE nodded her head ruefully.
"That's what I wanted to
say, but It sounds different on
your lips. It sounds as though
you meant It yourself and that you
meant it because of rue. Well. I am
going to bed. Let me be your partner
and you'll see me rattle the dry boned
of the Solomons. Confess, I've rattled
"I should say so," he answered.
"Really, you know, you have. I never
received such a dressing down in my
life. If any one had ever told me
that I'd be a party even to the present
situation Yes, I confess you have
rattled my dry bones pretty conslder-
"But that Is nothing to the rattling
they are going to pet, she assured him
as he rose and took her hand. "Good
night. And do, do give me a rational
Secinlon in the morntng."
"I wish I knew whether you are ;
merely headstrong or whether you j
really intend to be a Solomon planter,"
Sheldon said in the morning at break- I
"I wish you were more adaptable."
Joan retorted. "You have more pre-
conceived notions than any man I ever
met. Why in the name of com icon
iense. in the name of fair play, can't
rou ret Jt into your hend That I am
flifferent from the women yotj have
known and treat me accordingly? You
surely oujrbt to know I rim different.
I sailed my own schooner here skip- j
per. If you please. I ccme hre to i
make my living. Yon know 'hut; I've j
told you often nough. It Tr:i. dad's j
plan, and I'm carrying It our. just as I
you are tryirg to carry out your j
Ilughic's plan. Dad started to soil and j
sail tiff" he ooul' fir:d th proper i
Island for planting, lie died, and I !
Sailed and soiled until I arrived here, j
Well." ?he shrugged. l;er spn;i"t!.-rs. i
"the schooner is r.t the Imttom of the '
sen: I can't snil any farther: therefore
I renin in here. And a planter I shall i
?er:iiLly be. Do you want me for a '
"Hut do you ren'i.e that I wonM be '
;oi !:! upon as the most fo l,s!i jie-k-unf.iH's
In the douth seas If I took a
roung girl like you In with me here
iu I'.cniridev' he a.sked.
"No: decidedly not. But there yon
re again, worrying about what liLota
and the generally evil minded will
think of you. I should have thought
you had learned, self reliance oa Be
rande, instead of needing to lean upon
the moral support of every whisky
gu.zling, worthless south sea
lie smiled and said:
love -with you or you with me. Pro
pinquity is dangerous, you know. In
fact. It is propinquity that usually
gives the facer to the logic of youth."
"If you think I came to the Solo
mons to get married," she began
wrathfully. "Well, there are better
men in Hawaii, that's all. Really, you I
know, the way you harp on that one j jauffhed at sqtlans and the white.
running down the path to the beach.
At her heels ran two of her sailors,
Papehara and Mahameme, In scarlet
lava-lavas, with naked sheath knives
gleaming In their belts. It was an
other sample of her wilfulness. De
spite entreaties and commands, and
warnings of the dangers from sharks.
she persisted in swimming at any and
all times, and by special preference.
It seemed to him. immediately after
He watched her take the water, div
ing cleanly like a boy. from the end
of the little pier, and he watched her
strike out, with single overhand stroke,
her henchmen swimming a dozen feet
away on either side. He di not have
much faith in their ability to beat off
a hungry man eater, though he did
beiieve implicitly that ' their lives
-ould go bravely before hers In case
of an attack.
Straight out they swam, their heads
growing smaller and smaller. There
was a slight restless heave to the sea.
and soon the three heads were disap
pearing behind it with greater fre
juency. He strained his eyes to keep
them in sight, and finally fetched the
telescope on to the Teranda. A squall
was making over from the direction of
Florida: but then she and her met
string would lead an unprejudiced
listener to conclude that you are pru
She stopped, appalled, nis face had
gone red and white with such abrupt
ness as to startle her. He was pa-
i u u w.si! h
choppy sea at such times.
The squall blackened the sky. beat
the ocean white where he had last seen
the three beads, and then blotted out
sea and sky and everything with its
deluge of rain. It passed on. and Be
rande emerged in the bright sunshine
as the three swimmers emerged from
the sea. Sheldon slipped inside with
the telescope and through the screen
door watched her run up the path,
shaking down her hair as she ran. to
the fresh water shower under the
On the veranda that afternoon be i
broached the proposition of a chnneror
cs delicately as he could, explaining j
the necessity at Beraude for suet a i
body, a housekeeper to run the boys
end the storeroom and perform divers !
other useful functions. When be bad '
order to protect me I I sha'n't be
your partner, that's alL You'll drive
me Into buying Pari-Sulay yet."
"All the more reason he attempt
ed. "Do you know what 111 do?" she
demanded. "I'll find some man In the
Solomons who won't want to protect
Sheldon could not conceal the shock
her words gave him.
"You don't mean that, you know,"
"I do; I really do. I em sick and
tired of this protection dodge. Don't
forget for a moment that I am per
fectly able to take care of myself.
Besides, I have eight of the best pro
tectors in the world my sailors. You
were living like a savage when I
came along and found you eating
nothing but tinned meat and scones
that would have ruined the digestion
of a cameL Anyway. I've remedied
that, and since we are to be partners,
it will stay remedied. You won't die
of malnutrition, be sure of that."
"If we enter into partnership." he
announced, "it must be thoroughly
understood that you are not allowed
to run the schooner. You can go
down to Sydney and buy her, but a
Kkipper we must have"
"At so much additional exTense and
most likely a whiskey drinking. Irre
sponsible and Incapable man to boot.
Besides. I'd have the business more at
heart than any man we could hire.
As for capability, I tell you I can sail
all around the average broken captain
or promoted able seaman you find In
the south seas. And you know I am
"But belnj; my partner," he said
coolly, "makes you none the less a
"Thank you for telling me that my
rontemplated conduct Is unladylike."
She arose, tears of anger and morti
fication in her eyes, and went over to
"1 wonder if all men are as ridicul
ous as you T she said.
He shrugsred his shoulders and
smiled. Discussion was useless he had
loapna tVin- an1 woo rM3nlxrfv1 fro
finished he waited anxiously for what . . . , . . .
... J beep bis temper. And before the day
Joan would say. i . . , . . .
a vwi. -i 'ilu la icu. wuv
'-c j o-- i i - ,- 'rA s--.--,.
"I'r.i. wait rvni. vnr at-.h is a eit
1 h '. TII.VITTS."
tently very nrr-ry. .-"'r'.e rlppfd the
la r of her oAee.
"Then you don't like the way I've
H j been managing the house?" was her
first objection. And next, brushing bis
' attempted explanations aside: "One of
two things would happen. Either I
should cancel our partnership agree
ment and go away, leaving you to pet
another chaperon to chaperon yt.ur
rhaperon. or else I'd take the old hen
out in ti;e whnleboat and drown her.
Do you imagine for one men: eat that
: I s.'iiied r.iy schooner down here to this
: r.-iw t d-e of the earth in order to p;it
mye!f tinder a chaperon?"
j "Iur. really er you know a ch:ip
. croti is a necessary evil." he objected.
i "We've got along ni"ely so fur with- j
I cut one. Did I have one on the Miele? '
! And yet I was thy only woman on ,
. board. There are only three tilings i
i 1 am afraid of bumblebees, scarlet j
; fevtr and chaperon. Ugh. the cluck-
'.n?. vil minded monsters, tiuding ;
' wrorg i:i everything, seeing sin in the
' most iti::ocent actions and sussesliuj; :
Fin yes. causing sin by their diseased
j imag:n!ri?s!" i
I "Phew!" Sheldon leaned back from i
i the. table in mock fear.
go to Sydney on the first steamer, pur
chase the schooner, and sail back with
an island skipper on board. And then
! he inveigled Sheldon into agreeing
that she could take occasional cruises
, in the islands, though he was adamant
' when it came to a recruiting trip on
jMaiaita. That was the one thirg
! And after it was all over, and a terse
!nnd businesslike agreement (by her
' urging drawn up and signed. Sheldon
priced up and down for a full hour,
meditating upon how many different
1 kinds of a fool he had made of himself.
lie had never seen a more Independent
woman who stood more In need of a
protector than this boy minded girl-who
hud landed on his beach with eight
picturesque savages, a long barreled
revolver, a bag of gold, and a gaudy
Daily United States Weather Map
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XSfVX I WILLIS L. MOORE. Chief.
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8tmboi Indicate state of weather: O clear; f3 f 5 v- U.(?5ilt V
otoody; O clcadx; rain; mow; g) report 1 . V ) . ,a . I
mSmAam. Arrows fly with the wind. Firrt flare. lowest tern- OO-' ' VO. 'tr'i
pnrwure for past 12 hoar; escond, 3i-hoar rainfall, if it equals
Jul Inoh, third, wind Telocity if 10 mile per hour or mare.
FORECAST FOR ROCK ISLAND, DAVENPORT, MOLIXK AND VICIXITV.
Rain or' snow and warmer tonight with the lowest temperature near the freezing
point. Wednesday cloudy and colder.
followed by cloudy
The western area of low pressure
overlies the territory from the north
Pacific coast to the upper Mississippi
valley, with separate centers over
western Iowa and the coast of Wash
ington. This disturbance has been at
tended by rain or snow on the Pacific Atlantic City
slope and from the northern Rocky Boston
mountain region and the upper Mis- Buffalo
souri valley to the lake region, with a j Rock Island ..
decided rise in temperature in the cen-1 Penver
f.ral valleys. Relatively high pre- j Jacksonville ..
sures prevail in the Cnnadian north-1 Kansas City ..
wetit, attended by temperature? below i New Orleans .
zero in that section and in northern j New York ....
Montana and northern North Pako-j Norfolk
to. Owing to the eastward move- i Phoenix
merit of the low that is over Iowa and jst. I.ouis
the approach of the northwestern j St. Paul
hih. rain or snorv and warmer weath-iSan Diego ....
er is indicated for this vicinity tonight, j San Franc isco
and colder Wed-
last 24 hrs.
. . .50
. . . Rfi
, . .4S
. . . "4
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. . .54
Washington, P. C.
Yellowstone park .
.00 ; St. Paul
.00 : Red Wing
.00 j Reeda landing ..
.oo I I,aCros6e
.oo j Prairie du Chien
.dl j Dubuque
."0 1 1 A'Claire
.t'O 44 .00
.32 26 .00
.6 0 .0
Flood Hgt Chrtg.
stage, feet. 24 hrs.
14 1.5 0.1
,12 14 0 2
.12 3 6 00
15 50 02
1S 6 1 0.2
,10 3.6 0 4
.15 6.7 0.3
Slowly falUnc stages in the Missis-
.01 j slppl will continue from below Du
.00 huque to Muscatine.
.01 J. M. SH ERIE Ft, Ixical Forecaster.
"I'll wait until V.-.-J are i:i a better ; , . . , ' ,' .. ! merchandise of imnpined romance and
npm. That is what s the n.r.tter wah , Ciost in;:ol.ont act,us and SU!I24,sliU; ! He had never read of anything to
i you. Tou pet angry too easily. W ;1! K- v . ti h - ,v . A compare with it. He smoked ciparette
you come swimming? Tlie tide is just , imar":n!rrS:" 'after ciparette. Satan, back from a
rlpht.' 1 ' "... , . . , . prowl around the compound, ran up to
"If he were a man. I'd bundle her ! 1 hw' Sheldon leaned back from I hjm an(J touohprt vis hand th a ecld.
off the plantation. : ont and cropJ e table in mock fear damp nose. Sheldon caressed the ani-
whalebont. Tahirian sallow, sover- lf, aD'th'ng Kod wei'p crth ! nial's ears, then threw himself info a
eipus. ar.d all." he said to himself wfclle whon 11 ha!' to P'ded and ;chajr nnd ,au ht,d hearti!v. What
after she had left the room. , ?nt ,m Ieff. irons and handcuffs in order !onld thp t.onmiissJouer Gf the Solo-
Put that was the trouble. She was!1? kef"p " pjd' "ur t3osire for a mons think? What would his people
not a man. and where would she go. i I much as implies that 1 am jat nome th,nk? And ln tne one brPatI)
vaSa- i and what would ha; pen to her? j ,U"L is' rl 01 a mature, j prerer 10 oe , hp was gla& that he partnersaip nad
! He g'.t to his feet, lighted a cJga- ! l,:ca,lse U is -,0V0 l'e po,"1:heeii effected and sorry that Joan
rette. and her Stetson hat. hanging on ialuri ",au ovrau! 1 ca" 1 L'e , :lu
cause some Argus eyed old frump
"Yes, that ia the worst of It. You j the wall over her revolver belt, caught
are unanswerable. Yours is the logic
f youth, and 110 man can annwer that, j
The facts of life have no place in the j
logic of youth. Youth must try to live j
according to its logic. TUt facta always :
smash youth's logic, and they usL'y'.ly 1
t-mash youth's heart, too. It's like I
platouic friendships and and all eucu j
things; they are ail rlpht in theory, but 1
they won't work in practice. !
"Suppose we do become partners on j
Berande." he uaid. "either 111 fall in j
tiiv, pvp. Thnt ti riovii r.f it tor. ! i - "- oave a cnauce to ue tma.
He did not watt her to go. After all. ;
she had not grown up yet. Never ;
again would he lose his temper with
her. She was a child: he must re-
member that. He sighed heavily. P.ut
why la reasonableness had su h a
chl'.d been lncor;orated iu such a wom
"Put it it is not that." he put in. "It
: is what others will think."
"Let them think, the nasty minded
; wretches! It is because men like you
are afraid of the nasty minded that
! you allow their opinions to rule you."
! "I am afraid you are a female Sbel
1 ley," he replied. "And as such you
Lackland had ever come to the Solo-
! mens. Then he wpnt inside ana
looked nt himself in a hand mirror,
rie studied the reflection long and
thoughtfully and wonderingly.
Today's Market Quotations
Her trilling laughter smote upon his i realty drive me to become your part
reverie and he stepped to the screen j ner in order to protect you."
door, through which he could see hvr : "If you take me as a partner in
A good start is half the race. If you suffer from breakfast
table peevishness you commence all wrong. A world of
meaning is contained in this phrase and if the trouble comes
from an impaired digestion or a "bad night," you will find a
world of relief
0 lliu iro
It's a waste of time and money to sit down to a meal with
a disordered stomach or liver. Good food will actually do you
harm if your organs are not in a condition to properly take
care of it.
Beecham's Pills never fail to create a healthy appetite and
promptly give strength and energy to the digestive organs. Don't
lie awake tossing and turning in mental and physical torment
it is better net to go to bed at all but best to take a dose of
Beecham's Pills before retiring. They are absolutely harmless
and will make your work easier your leisure happier and your
rest more profitable. A course of Beecham's Pills cannot fail
to help you. Get a box today start the treatment
At all dngyif, in boxes, 10c, 25c
Directions of special ccu to tvomn are tsith every box.
(To be Contmued.1
Swimmers Who Used to Rig Them
selves With Sails.
When you throw a pie-e of wood into
the water and watch how nicely it
Goats, has it never occurred to you to
make yourself into a boat and to go
Boating about as easily and coolly as
a real boat does?
This may sound very queer, but to
one who has confidence in himself it
is quite practicable, as was proved
many years apo by a Dr. Bedale of
Manchester. This gentleman, a noted
long distance swimmer, was often to
be seen floating about the river Mer
sey for hours nt a time. He used to
fasten a strong belt round bis waist
and attach to it a light mast and rail,
which be could furl or unfurl as he lay
comfortably on his back, and no doubt
It was very enjoyable.
This was carried a step further by
another noted swimmer. Captain Boy
ton, who used to think nothing of sail
ing up aud down the English channel
clad in dress inflated with air and
with a sail fixed to his feet. Once,
indeed, he actually crossed the chan
nel from Dover to Calais, but on this
occasion he used n paddle with which
to steer himself. Pearson's Weekly.
Men For All Jobs.
Is there a single position that no
body wLl take? Not so long since the
position of public executioner fell va
cant, but in spite of the grim occupa
j tlon there were a very considerable
; number of applicants. Prison warders
j suffer from no blank spaces in their
forces, and there is always a sufficient
supply of recruits to meet any de
mand. Work in the sewers In not nearly so
bad as it Is imagined to be; but, how
ever unpalatable the tasks, there are
always beginners ready for employ
ment. Scavengers we can always get.
j and each lowly but necessary calling
U well filled.
Turning to dangerous avocations,
there is no shortage of divers or stee
plejacks. Dynamite and gunpowder
miils do not have to seek far for
Is there a single Job carrying some
sort of remuneration for which there
ere no applicants? London Answers.
By wire from K. W. Waprner & Co..
members of Chicago R'iRr.l of Trarle.
tlrain. provisions, stocks and cotton.
Local ofli' t s at I'.ock Isl.ind house. Rock
Island. Ill Chicago office. 6S-!'s-lU0.
Hoard of Trade. L,oal telephones. Noj
BOARD OF TRADE TRANSACTIONS.
December, iZz, V.",".
May. 9"i. 10tH8. !;' ,
July, i'4 , 94-, i'V,4,
December. .?. K. 3Ti. G3U, C3T.
May, w42. Cr.'A, 64V, 05.
July, G4?s, ;."., 04, C4T.
December, 41, 47', 17. ls.
May, 50'R. 5''4. 50 Vs.
July, 4G4, 4;. 4r'. 4G?-i.
January, tO:ct. n;.22. 10. 17. 1C.17.
May, 1 ;.', 10.55, 1;.57.
January. 9.S0. 9.M0, 0.25, 9. 25.
May, 9.50, 9.50, 9.47, 9.47.
January. S.40. fc.40. S.P,5. S.S7.
May, S.57, S.57, S.51, S.52.
Sheep 35,onn. slow.
Nine O'clock Market.
Hogs 5c to H'c lower than Monday s
average. Ught 5.75fG.10, bulk "i.25ff
0.45. mixed 5.95 0.55, pigs 3 85(?7 5.40,
heavy 5.95gG.55, good G. 2066 55, rough
5.90!gG.20. Yorkers G.30-C.35.
Cattle steady to 10c lower. Beeves
4.G5?i 9 10. Blockers S.fiftfj 5.7", Texans
4.fi0-fj 5. so, tows 2.""'?(5 S5. westerns
4.357.20. calves r.'i S.00.
Sherp slow, 10c to 15c lower than
Monday's close. Native 2.503.90;
lambs naiive 3.75fi 0 2'K westerns 2 05
fi 3 90. lambs western 3.757 G.uu, year
lings 3.751 G.OO.
Close of Market.
Hops closed more active at opening
prices. I.itht r.75'fi,rt.4 bulk 0.25
C.45. mixed 5.95'Jj 0.55, heavy 5.95fy
G.55, rough 5 95fiC.2i.
rattle weak; top 9.10.
Sheep loc to 20c lower; top 3.90.
Lambs 10c to 20c lower; top C.20.
Western Live Stock.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep
Kansas City 12.000 lS.Ooo 13.000
Omaha 5,500 0,000 22,'iuO
Estimated Chicago Tomorrow.
Hogs. Cattle. Sheep
Chicago 38.000 18,0o0 46,000
NEW YORK STOCKS.
New York, Nov. 14. Following are
j tions on tho local market today:
j C,as , 1 1 2 V
I'tiion Pacific 17o'
: 1'. S. Steel preferred los4
; C. S. Steel common 0'
; Heading 1 r.o"
: Hock Island preferred 5u',
i Hock Island common
Southern Pacific 1 1L"'4
New York Central 1 oT '
Missouri Pacific 4 1
; Great Northern 1271;4
'Northern Pacific 119
I Louisville & Nashville 15') j
! Canadian Pacific 240 '
; Pennsylvania 12.1
IT ft .r. '.OV
l.l IC ... ... ... ... ... ........ 74 1
Chicago Receipts. ; Lead 50 (
Today. Contract. Chesapeake & Ohio 7 I
Brooklyn Rapid Transit 7' , '
Baltimore & Ohio
THE GRAIN MARKET.
Chicago Cash Grain.
Wheat No. 2 s 90102, No. 3 s 95
102, No. 4 s 90Q100, vc 90 0102. dur
um .50103, No. 2 r 94 i H 9.i. No. 3
r 930 94, No. 2 h 900 101, No. 3 h 930
100, No. 1 ns 1070109, No. 2 ns 1050
108. No. 3 ns 1020 107.
Corn No. 2 7120 73. No. 2 w 72
0 73. No. 2 y 73 ft 74. No. 3 715172,
No. 3 new G30G4. .No 3 w 710 72,
No. 3 w new C20O4, No. 3 y 730 74,
No. 3 y new G50CC. No. 4 7O0
71, No. 4 new 60C1. No. 4 w 7OVi0
71, No. 4 w new GOVi0Gl. No. 4 y 730
73, No. 4 y new G2:'i0C3. spin new
58Vi59. spy new 590Cl'i.
Oats No. 2 47 0 4734. No. 2 w 49' ',
49, No. 3 47U. No. 3 w 480 4S.
No. 4 w 4704S, standard 4S0 49
Wheat opened up to down;
closed '4 to lower.
Corn opened unchanged; closed
Republic Steel common
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Nov. 14. Following are the quota
lions on the local market today.
Eggs, 22 r.
Butter Dairy, 27c; creamery,
Feed and Fuel.
Corn, per bushel, 70c.
Oats, 4 1c to 4Gc.
Forage Tlmoihy hay, $20.
CIov:r hay, $15.
Wheat, 80c to 83c.
Wild hay. $14 to $17.
New corn 55c.
Coal Lump, per bushel, 15c; alack.
Potatoes G5 to 75c.
price for winN-r's
use is our business.
t FRAZER COAL CO.
Bbl Pkwic. Wul 401. lock IiUail. IU.
Corn 2 40
To- Last Last
day. Week. eVar
Minneapolis 23S 403 201
Duluth 74 149 107
Winnipeg 400 9?S 499
Chicago Estimates Tomorrow.
Wheat 'i r
Wheat today 704,000 544,000
Year ago C01.000 724,ooo
Corn today 511.000 22'.000
Year ago 409K'O 373.000
Ladies, we want your trade.
In order to introduce our line of materials, also cuts In
the latest designs we are giving SPECIAL PRICES on all
Suit and Coat orders.
Yours for the best.
, LIVE STOCK MARKET.
Opening of Market.
Hogs 30.O00. Left over 3.O40. Weak
to 5c lower. Light 5.O0fi.5O, mixed
tI:e t.me Tte j COO'S 6.60, heavy 6.000 6.60, rough 6.00
SIEHL & KAISER
301 Safety Building.
All tie ew3
i Cattle 10,
000. Steady to 10c lower.