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Charactcriaic Chronicle of jEvents of
MoreThan Ordinary In
The year we are leav jg behind has
pen marked by an abs.iee of serious
alamities locally spejking. There
i:.ve been no great criiies brought to
' Iiirht and there were
f phies resulting in the
ath or niaini-
ing of number of pe
During the year
'peace have been fru
the county. Prog
ss nas been
made in all lines of e
tJi most notable o
i acquisitions has
en ' that. r.
enormous liomotiye . yaiul
building d '.repairing
vhich the t icek Island road
i) hint w
has establish."- J" 1 'cusum aucy
: and which v,,t oe"'n operations in the
- next fewo'ks. This means the huild
' in." an'" l,eu" v,ty f s,t least 15,000
,. uls'with an influx of thousands of
v desirable citizens. In a strictly local
li Vense the year has witnessed the com-
iSJng of several new factories and the
ifienlargement of older ones, while in
way of transportation advantages
n. the event has been the opening
n "through this city of the Chicago-Kan-a
'sas City short line of the ('.. M. & St.
S p. railroad. j
t-! IJelow are recorded the chief hap-
lipenings in Rock Island county during
h'ilOO.J. When the; location is "omitted
gIIock Island is meant:
Death Mrs. j Mary Ann Green
wood Ruford, SS. ;it Chicago.
Death William R. Moore, 64,
Death Kit-hard Mansill, man of
science, 74. ,'Left valuable natural
history collection which was se
cured by hijgh school and Augus
Death Mr J Sarah E. Euford,
Death Rudolph Guyer, 60.
Georg-e Meyer fatally hurt and
six other young people injured
in coasting accident on Twenty
second street hill.
Death Simon MeMahon. Sr., 83.
Death -Mrs. Angeline Marquart, 84.
. Shortage' of coal causes local
roads to take otf trains.
. Death of Mrs. Thomas M. Ellis.
m. ii. rexton reeieeteu presuient
I1"1' of the Three-Eye baseball league.
'U.'-r4-fH.-l -..fount v f.irmers' institute
'Tr' ! opens at Edginton.
if' Death D. A. Oltman. Sr.. 78,
.v 1 Hampton.
TS Enoch T. Wilson, 61, dies in Rural
ex . from the result of a fall.
m45. Edward T. Malone dies in an hour
after being wedded to Mrs. Nora
17. Death W. L. Nichols, 70.
f Death Mrs. Arthur Withrow, 43.
18. Death William II. Thompson, SO.
Death Mrs. IJuamy C. Stoddard, 64.
10. IJurglars get 800 worth of jew
elry at residence of Jrs. Julia
State Association of Master
Plumbers open two days session
in Iioek Island.
P. Darby resigns as principal of
Itock Island high school; II. E.
P.rown named as his successor.
?Death Oscar Iosty, 45.
k. Death Mrs. Daniel Haines. SI,
i Coal Tjvv-n.
Death Mrs. Amanda Benson, 74.
spr Peter Garrity, Black Hawk, killed in
but runaway on Twelfth street.
Sal Herman Johnson killed while switch
$30 ing in Rock Island j-ards.
(KiO 4. Maj. C. McD. Townsend. engineer
$4S( in charge of upper Mississippi, or
hea dered to report for duty at Ma
abo nila, P. I., April 1; Col. J. L. Lusk
rem appointed his successor.
As- Death Charles Engel, 83.
beei, Death Mrs. Hiram Stocum, 48.
ines ,' January grand jury reports 97
f indictments for gambling and vio
lation of saloon laws; marks be-
R- ginning of reform era.
Death Mrs. Bridget Gorman, 70.
. Death Mrs. John P. Dolly, 23.
Death Joseph Robbins, 61.
Death Hugh L. Thompson, 80.
. Worst storm of season rages.
5. Dertth John G. Mannheim, 78.
Rock; Island Improvement company
organized to build engine and car
sh'ops at Pleasant Valley.
r. -INiek Islaud Bar association reor
ganizes. Southeastern Iowa, lumber dealers
meet in Rock Island.
. Fire destroys storehouse A at
Rock Island arsenal, causing a
total loss of $2,000,000; origin un-J
. Death Mrs. Martha Beardslee, 35.
Death Charles A. Stoddard, 47.
Village of Sears wins victory in
Illinois supreme court over Tri
City Railway company, invali
dating latter's franchise.
Death John Marshall, 84, Cordova.
19. Charles Callahan, 45, killed by
Rock Island train while working
on the Fortieth street viaduct.
Death Bernard J. McCabe, 41.
Death Airs. Harry P. Simpson.
Rev. O. W. Lawrence called to
pastorate of Memorial Christian
Citj' council passes ordinance for
the paving of Fifteenth street.
Joseph Frew, 19, fatally hurt while
switching in the Rock Island
. yards at Twenty-fourth street.
Death Peter Larkin. 75
Peath Andrew Schaffer. 78
of Seriozs Calamities
Sackville, 70, Kural
ender, 47, fatally hurt
in a railrs d accident in Chicago;
Ieath Mr Mary Bowen, 70,
Death E.l. Lundy, 63.
Death Jo'i It. Major, 55.
Eire dait jes plant of Fremont
Butter hi company to the ex-
' tent jf$ 000.
Deattu 'Jolf V. Maxwell. 71, Port
Byron. ' .
7. Ice in M-issippi breaks up.
Mr. and Mf WiKard Colgrove, aged
llamptoi'ouple, die within four
8. . Erank ier, 43, killed by C, I.
I. & P. iiMoline.
May, ItJ:il, die
same day of
Lieut. ArtV Bradley, 20, fatally
shot, in S'line saloon by John W.
John Gey, 70, killed at Forty-
fourth areet by C, 11. I. & P
William. Gest w ins indorsement
of Iioeli Island' county republi
cans ovt Georee W. Wood for
candidat for circuit judge.
Death. Mrs.fames McQuald, 74
11. Williami. Gest, Emery C.Graves
and F, DRamsay receive nomina
tion of ipiiblicans of the 14th ju
dicial ratrict for circuit judge;
are sublauently eleetetl without
Death Can William J. Ranson, 61
Second Innual banquet of Lock
Island Jtinicipal association held
Death fiiarles Edward Burrall,
Death "vlliam J. Gamble. 57.
Death Chrtian Seefeldt, 70, Anda
16. Eighth mual meeting of Illinois
Laundrynen's association opens
in RocU Island
Death Mrs Anna Barbara Keleman
76. - ? '
IS. W. J. "oun? opens short line
packet ?ason on Mississippi.
Rock Islaid Odd Fellows dedicate
new hat .
(ieorge E. Spickler, Anda-
isoned from eating beans;
Dale, aged 3.
Death Jorn Greiin, pioneer.
19. Tri-CitJ Railway company grants
five-cent fare on the Watch Tower
line, eDlfng'loig controversy.
Democrat of Reck Island nominate
municitial tic ktt: headed bv W. C
20. Republicans of Rock Island nomi
nate municipal ticket, headed by
23. Residence of Mrs. Julia Rosen-
field suffers .second visit in few
months from burglars and jew
elry valued at $1,000 is taken.
26. Death Mrs. Cornelius Buckley. 88
29. Milan Presbyterian church reded-
31. Death Mrs. J. W. Corken. 39.
Death Mrs. John Volk, 52.
1. Death Isaac N. Ailes, 70. Milan
Death Perry B. Weaverling, 69.
4. IcIp- Montgomery fatally shot at
153 . Second avenue by George
Munnkhe, who commits suicide
5. Death Mrs. Margaret MeMahon,
C. Death David Tobin, 43.
7. Municipal election Tesults in tri
umph tor republican ticket.
Death George W. Smith. 62.
12. Death Mrs. Hannah Bushbee, 72.
13. Engineers 11.' C. McGlinsey and
John Xorris killed and several
others hurt in wreck on Burling
ton road at Ophiem.
G. W. MtCaskrin files notice of con
test: over office of mayor in re
15. Death Mrs. Mary R. Willis, 85,
16. Death Mrs. Margaret Earhart,
pioneer, Rapids City.
17. Rock Island high school defeats
Davenport high school in annual
Driving association, re
cently organized, Tenses old Ninth
street half-mile track" to improve
it for permanent race course.
18. Frank Daly, 22, killed by street
car at Chicago. n
19. Rock Island wins first baseball
game of season from Davenport
i in exhibition contest.
' Death Oliver Graham, 61.
3. Death James Love, 65.
24. Collins Brothers awarded con
tract for erection of new pauper
house at county infirmary.
Death Mrs. Christopher Sarvey, 70.
26. Dr. Gustav Andreen, president of
Augustana college, returns from
Sweden with- subscriptions of
$100,000 for founding of chair in
Death Andrew Kline, 7C
Death James G. Blythe, pioneer.
Death David Kell, Sr., 60. Andalusia.
27. Death Rt. Rev. Frederick W. Tay
- lor, bishop of Quincy Episcopal
diocese, 50, at Quincj-.
Death L. E. Ilemenway, 87, Moline.
8. Strike of bench molders in Mo-
line, io last remainder or year,
prodxicmg much bitterness, be-
h Officers of Iowa, Illinois & Missouri
1; Railway company) newly organiz
ed; selected at meeting at the
'j'Roclv Island high school freshmen
win interclass field meet.
Death "Mrs. C.; E. Taylor, 58.
Fire does $1,500 damage, destroj--
ing the home of Mrs. P. Quinlan,
1420 Forty-second street.-
Tender vegetation damag"ed by frost
Death Hans Reimers, S2.
1. Death S. G. Eddy, 65, Milan.
Fourth annual convention of united
christian party- held at Watch
J. & M. Rosenfield, pioneer business
3. New city administration, headed
by William McConochie, assumes
Death Mrs. Julia Buergel, 72.
4. Death Samuel Swanson, 59.
Death Mrs. John P. Looney, 40. .
5. Body of floater found in river at
Andalusia proves to be that of
Henry Claussen, of Moline, sup
posed to have suicided.
Fire does $1,000 damage at C, R. T,
& P. freight house.
Death Mrs. Elizabeth Atkinson, 9
Perry Leighton, C R. I. & P. fire
man, killed at Wilton, Iowa.
Henry Reinke, 78, suicides in Mo
line by hanging to picket fence
Death. Nelson Chester, 65, Moline.
Rate readjustment of Modern Wood
men issue in county camps.
Death Jacob Reiling. 40, Port Byron
Death Mrs. J. 1. Gordon, former
resident, at Accempo, Cal.
7. Walter K. (rantiall arrested at
Chit ago for embezzling $12,000
while head 'of mortuary depart
nient at Modern Woodmen head
ortiee; pleads guilty and is
subsequently sentenced to the
Death Ezekiei C. Downs, 76.
Death Airs. Nancy W. Allen, 91.
9. Death Capt. George Bywater, 61
12. Deaf hi Mrs. Charlotte M. Trues-
dale. 7", at Minneapolis.
Death Mrs. Catherine Spear, 7S.
Death John behse, 62, Coal Valley
l.i- Deat't Rev. Louis Heidemann. 61
Death Thomas Hutchinson, 82. Bowl
. Deatli William Ramskill, 6S.
. Illinois grand lodge of United
Commercial Travelers of America
opens a two ilays' s.ssion.
Death William E. Stengel, 38, at St.
16. Death Henry Vierich. 58. Moline.
Death F. (). Appelquist. 54.
Death Daniel Brennan, 60.
17. Death Kev. Robert C. Bryant. 41.
Death Mrs. Lewis Hassman, 90, Illi
J. E. Robbins arrested charced
with bigamy; is subsequently con
. JJeatn .James s-. Kobertson, for
mer resident, at Davenport.
Death Owen McAulitTe. 05.
Rock Island and Whiteside conn
ty boartU let contract for bridg
ing Rock river near Hillsdale at
a cost of $20,899.
Mississippi Valley Manufactur
ers' association, composed of tri
city manufacturers, formed.
28. President William R. Harner. of
Chicago university, addresses
graduates of Augustana college
Gen. J. Franklin Bell arrives in Rock
Island after a tour of duty in tin
29. Death Conrad Schmidt, 69.
30. Rain and cold weather mar ob
servance of .Memorial day; exer
cises held in the Illinois theatre
Railroads hampered by beginning of
a series of washouts.
31. Mrs. John Vermuelen disappears
and is later found to have suicitl
ed by drowning. '
Death L. F. Harson, former roi
dent, at Los Angeles, Cal.
Death James W. Thompson, 63
. Guy C. Scott eleetetl to Illinois
supreme bench in 14th district,! 21.
succeeding Joseph N. Carter.
Rock Island house passes by lease
into the hands of Charles McIIugh
and J. E. Montrose.
4. Rock Island voted meeting- place!
in 1904 of Spanish-American War
Veterans of Illinois in session at
. Rock Island high school gradu
ates class of 34.
Death Ilelim Mosher. 08. Andalusia.
. Death Paul Rettich, 85, Hillsdale.
. Lawrence Maier, 42, found dead
on neighbor's doorstep: end due
10. Dell C. Evans, of Rock Island.
. killed in runaway near Orion.
Albert Hurley, former resident of
Rock Island, killed by guards-i
flooded district at Kansas City.
11. Death Mrs. Elien Boney, 70, Anda
. Mrs. Oke Larson, of Moline, dur
ing epileptic fit smothers infant.
Death John Loving. 76, county in
Death Lewis T. Beman, 34.
Death Mrs. Dora Mclnery, 50.
R. Talbot elected head consul
Modern Woodmen at Indianapolis
head camp, succeeding XV. A.
Northcott; readjustment policy
Death John Clark. 72, Bowling.
20. Death Michael Bendt. 57. South
25. Spencer II. Lennev. 26. electro
cuted at plant of Peoples Power
26. Death Mrs. Lydia Gough, 55.
29. Death Mrs. Barbara Schmidt, 66.
30. Matthias Schnell acquitted of con
spiracy by testimony of Daniel
Drost, ending a long period of
Peter Forwinkle. 63. suicides bt
hanging while insane over death
of his wife.
School election results in return of
Hamlin II. Hull as member of the
board of education.
2. Gerald Altman. 11.
while . attempting high dive at
Ninth street race track reopened by
Twin-City Driving association.
. W. 11. Moore, Moline attorney
horsewhipped by James W. Lig-
gen. " : - ; " "
. Death Mrs. W. N. Brashar, 64
South Rock Island.
. Moline chautauo.ua opens with
lecture by Capt. R. P. Hobson.
Death August Peitscher, 73.
Death Janies Thornton. 66, South
11. Machinists meet and organize
12. Milton Rowe, 12, drowned at Cor
Death J. II. Stuhr, 70.
13. Death Mr. C F. Toenniges, 35,
14. F. C. Denkmann chosen presiden
of the board of education.
15. Modern Woodmen head office em
ployes banquet new 'and retiring
Elsa Morey and Clara Leuthjen
drowned by overturning of launch
opposite Rock Island levee.
Death John Boyd Wells. 89.
Death Mrs. Mary Dornell. 74.
17. Jeannette Golden, 17, colored
dies from lockjaw resulting from
blank cartridge accident July 4
Death Mrsl "Louisa Vandruff, 73
South Rock Island.
Death Mrs. Charles L. Pollard, 32.
10. ! red .Mt'Doiisle, IS, drowned in
quarrj' pool at east end Of city.
Death Mrs. A. R. Thompson, 53
. Death Michael Mulqueen, 60.
24. John Hansen, 23. killed by Bur
lington train at East Moline.
Death Mrs. Amelia -Wilson,' 70.
Death Hope Mills, 95. Drury.
W illiam 11. Hurley, C, R. I. & V.
crossing watchman, killed at Mo
line by lumber shunted from pass
ing car demolishing tower.
Illinois Mate IJankers associa
tion opens annual meeting in
Body of John Newman, 43, colored,
found in shanty; coroner decides
death due to alcoholism.
!1. Hundredth anniversary of birth
of John Ericsson observed in
Death (Jeorge D. Moore, 63, Port
Village of Sears renews franchise
of lri-City Kailway company,
ending long contention.
Burglars make $2,000 haul at L. S.
McCabe & Co.'s store.
Arthur Lundquist, IS; Lillian Rode
lius, 16; Agnes Roclelius, 14; Arvid
Rodelius, 11, drowned at Moline
through overturning cf a row
boat. Death John Kratz, 74, South Rock
Philip Spilt, 24, drowned while
fishing at west end of the city.
James Spray run over by Moline
garbage wagon and fatally hurt.
Death" David Fitzgerald, 72, Black
Death Mrs. Margaret Mumma,
66, Port Byron.
John Konosky awarded contract
for erection of No. 2 hose house.
Death Leonard Stockwell, 45, Cor
Death Samuel Devinney,67, Hamp
Death David Einfeldt, 47.
Death George S. Mi-Gee, 55.
Death Mrs. Sarah Hess, SS.
Death Henry L. Sixberrv, 79, Cor
15. John O'lleren killed bv C. R. I.
& P. train at East Moline.
Deatli John Guinn, 75, Cordova.
17. Death F. E." Crompton. 79, Port
Death Samuel Bruner, 88, Port By
Deatli Swan J. Carlson, SI, South
Leon Mitchell captures handicap
cup for season at Rock Island
arsenal g6"lf links, making new
low score record.
Longview loop street car line
Death Maj. J. M. BearcLsley, 69.
24. Annual institute of Rock Island
county teachers opens.
25. "Pain's Ancient Rome" opens
week's engagement under the
auspices of Rock Island mer
Rock Island district Methodist
camp meeting opens.
Death Jacob Furst, V3. Andalu
Death August Kranz, pioneer of
west end of county.
Miss Emma Fuhlendorf, 40, sui
cides in South Rock Island with
carbolic acid; cause, ill health.
Death Joseph Maxwell, 56.
. A. E. Lyford, who embezzled $12,
000 in 1902 while acting as- as
sistant county treasurer, arrested
at Victoria, B. C. Later brought
home, pleads guilty and is sen
tenced to the penitentiary.
Death John Lyons, 60.
Mrs. Charles Schroeder, 35, sui-
s cities by drowning. Cause melan
cholia. Annual reunion of Rock Island
County Old Settlers association
at the Watch Tower.
Death of Mrs. John A. Gavin. 40.
4. John Peterson, South Rock Isl
and , dies of lockjaw.' ,
7. Death Mrs. A. Lawrence, 44.
Death George XV. Terry, 43.
Swan Johnson, 50, fatally hurt in
runaway accident on Tenth
street hill, Moline.
Rene Martin. killed coasting down
Tenth street hill, Moline, on a bi
cycle. ' '
8. Millionth member initiated into
Modern Woodmen. .
11. Mrs. C. P. Skinner wins woman's
golf championship at Rock Isl
and arsenal links.
12. Fire does $7,000 damage at plant
of Rock Island cotton mills.
Mr. and- Mrs. Andrew Hermann
J celebrate 50th 'wedding anhiver
Rock Island Three-Eve baseball
- league team finishes season in
fourth place. "
13. Death W. E. Stodd, 39.
Death Mrs. Katherine Louise Ol
Death Mrs. Mary Lawless, 73,
14. Body of Thomas Barrington. miss
ing sergeant at Rock Island ar
senal, found in the'river. Believed
to have suicided.
Rock Island city schools open
Capt. arid Mrs. T. J. Buford observe
50th wedding anniversary.
Death Luce Smith, 70.
Death Mrs. Charles Dunlap, 72,
First frost of the season. No
Rowley Mumford, Burlingrton
brakeman. killed by train in Mo
. Maiirice Gaylord, 22, killed by fall
of derrick at New Shops
Death Mrs. Delia Brennan, old
Death Charles Clovin. 52. of Coal
Valley, at Cedar Rapid
. Miss Preston wins woman's golf
handicap cup at Rock Island ar
senal links. ' '
Death Mrs. XV. B. Swann. 55. v
26. Death Mrs.-Johanna BisehotT, S2
28. Death Mrs. John A. Gustafsori,
Death Mrs. Sophia B. Head, 88
Death Henry Van Dacle, 53.
2. Death Mrs. A. M. Blakeslev.
58," Monrovia, Cal.
Death Hugh Conwell, 71.
Deatli Mrs. George M. Kerns,
former resident, Ottumwa, Iowa
Death (Jeorge (J. Sperry, 61.
6. Damage wrought by rain
7. Death Guy Wheaton. 30.
State bank of East Mtdine
Fire at 1S0S Second avenue does
2. Death Thomas Armstrong, 60.
of Bowling, at Grinnell, Iowa
3. L. M. Iiolland, of Bloomington,
eleetetl president of the Three-
Eye baseball league, succeeding
M. H. Sexton, of Rock Island
Death Mrs. Barbara A. Seymour,
16. Death Hans Adolnh BerteK
sen. 75, South Heights.
8. Death of August Ah 1 berg, 72
0. Thirty-fourth annual crand lodcre
of Knights of Pythias and Rath-
bone Sisters of Illinois open four
days' session in Rock Island.
!. C. B. Cullom. 27, clerk in the of
tice of Deere & Co, in Moline, sui
cides by shooting. Cause un
. Death Gustav Schmidt. 34, former
resident, at San Francisco, Cal
. Spencer Memorial Methodist
church, erected by Rev. J. B. But
ter at Forty-third street and Sev
enth avenue at a cost of $25,000
dedicated bv J.'W. Powell, of Buf
falo, N. Y. "
Death Miss Annabel Fleming, for
mer resident, at Pittsburg, Pa.
. W. 11. Sherman, 75. killed by C,
R. I. tS: P. train at Natick.
27. Bishops of Methodist church as
semble in Rock Island for week
of semi-annual conference.
30. Death Mrs. James B. Walker, 70,
31. Death Axel F. Eckstrom, 75, Rey
1. Tvv Murdock, ti, killed, and Fred
Krapp and John Whipple serious
ly hurt in an explosion in mine of
Moore & Wahlstrom. at Coal Val
ley. 2. Death Mrs. Mary S. Miles, 76.
Death John Costeflo, 42.
4. Announcement made of the short
age of J. XV. Warr, well-known
Moline publisher and secretary of
the Moline Savings, Building &
Loan association; indebtedness
subsequently shown to be over
$100,000, with assets of less than
$10,000; building and loan associa
Gov. Yates visits Rock Island and
speaks at the court house in the
interests of his race for renom
ination. First annual banquet of reorganized
Rock Island County Bar associa
tion held at the Harper house.
6. Tri-City Bowling league opens
Death O. II. P. Sturgeon, 86, former
resident, at Windom, Kans.
Remains of Louis Lamb, Edging-
ton young man, broug-ht home
from Michigan, where he suicided
after shooting his wife and mother-in-law.
Death George Rehrens, 4S.
Mr: and 'Mrs. Ozias McNall, Drury,
celebrate 50th ' wedding anniver
sary. 8. Death Andrew John Widen, 66.
9. Rritish educational ' commission
inspects Rock Island schools.
Death Mrs. XV. XV. Eggleston, 6S.
10. Michael Valentine, 16, of Rock
Island, killed by C, R. I. & P;
train at Muscatine.
Death Andrew Lofgren, 72, Moline.
12. Death Mrs. Henry Kramer, 70.
Death Mrs. Alice G. Peterson, ?9.
13. 'Mrs. Clara Joh
by drowning in :
Death Mrs. C. Han
Death Perry McCh
14. Rock Island hii
Moline high self
Woodmen meet at
Death Frederich V
15. Helen "Blair end '
et season at Tot
Contract for addi
' head office buile
Co. for $114,480.1
Homes" of William Schnltz and
George- Sarginson"at East Moline;
burn with loss of $4,000.
Barrett chapter. No. 18, R. A. M.,
Celebrates 50th anniversary.
Hjalmar' Anderson, 45, suicides at
Moline "by taking strychnine;
Death Mrs. Sarah-K. Price, 75.
Death Mrs. Pauline Fischer 82.
Death Miss Mathilda Rinck, 25.
Three striking molders wounded
by pistol shots, George Claussen
seriously, at Moline.
Fire caused by explosion of lamp at
home of David Owens, Moline,
causes fatal injury to Mr. and
Mrs. Owens and their son Wi'fred.
Rock Island high school defeats
Davenport high school at football
v. G to 0. and wins tri-citv cham
Death Charles II. C. Bnmdenburg
Death Mrs. Lillian Henry. 42, Hamp
. Death Joseph Lloyd, 85, Edgin
Death J. W. Dressen, 55. at St
Death August C. Peterson, 35.
Death Mrs. D. R. South, 62, Milan.
Death John L. Noalr, 59. Coe.
. Rock Island city council award
contract for rebuilding of No.
bridsre across Rot-k river at Milan
to Clinton Bridge company ft)
Dentil Charles (). .ason, of Moline
at' Portsmouth. N. 11.
Ross J hornton signed to manage
Rock Island Three-Eye baseball
team in 10O4, succeeding Frank
Death Mrs. Janies McEnnos, 57
. Lowest temperature recorded in
four years, 14.6 below.
Fretl Burnison, 20, fatally shot by
Frank Ratican bv accident while
hunting at Walker Station.
Body of Oscar A. Nelson.
found in box car. where he had
suicided bv shootinc: cause, ill
. Rock Island $85,000 public library,
erected through the munificence
of Frederick Weyerhaeuser and
F. C. Denkmann, thrown open to
Mississippi river closes at Rock Isl
Death Henry Bosse, 59
16. Rock Island police
clears $(55r at annual ball
Death Anders O. Bersell. member of
the faculty of Augustana college.
. Gen. William Crozier. chief of the
bureau of ordnance. I". S. A., pavs
visit of inspection to Rock Island
Death Mrs. II. B. Burgh, 69.
Washington L. Sweeney, 77. for
mer resitlent. suicides by poison
at. Wichita, Kans.
Death John H. Lloyd, 74.
Death William B. Graves. 4.3.
0. Reorganized Standard club opens
headquarters at Third avenue and
Death John E. Spencer, .V.
I. C. Wesley Herbert killed at Mo
line while switching for the I)., 11.
I. & N. W.
Death Col. L. XV. Ileal, born June 20,
1S3S, ami said to have been the
first white child born in Zuma
township, at Cherokee Iowa.
Death Alexander Coulter, 81.
. Death Matthias Bachman. 74.
Death Rev. Francis A. Toettkin,
pastor St. Mary's Catholic church,
Death Mrs. -Maggie Krambeck, 7S.
Henry Lnrt nz, .7. dies of-exposure
in Rock Island police station.
Edward. Gramentz, 55. blows head
off with shot gun at Coal Valley
Death Lela F. Johnson. 22.
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Ashburnham, Ont., April IS, 1903.-
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edy. 1 at once procured- a sample
bottle and took about three doses of
the medicine. To my great relief the
cough and cold had completely disap-
ncared and T was able to nreach
three limes Easter dar. I know that
,; rnniH o,ri offo,.t; r.,. -,,-nc
I make this
testimonial without solicitation, being
thankful to have found such a God-
sent remedy. Respectfully yours,
K. A. LANGFELDT, M. A.,
Rector of St. Luke's Church.
' To Chamberlain Medicine Company.
This remedy is for sale by all drug
On Hundred Dollars a Box
is the value II. A. Tisdale, Summerton,
S. C, places on DeWitt's Witch Hazel
Salve. He says: "I had the piles for
20 years. I tried many doctors and
medicines, but all failed except De
Witt's Witch Hazel Salve. It cured
me." It is a combination of the heal
ing properties of witch hazel with an
tiseptics and emolients; relieves and
permanently cures blind, bleeding,
itching and protruding piles, sores,
cuts braises, eczema, salt rheum, and
all skin- di jeaces. Sold by all drug
gists. A Timely Topic S.
At this season of coughs and colds
it is well to know that Foley's Honey
and Tar is the greatest throat and
lung remedy. It eures quickly and
prevents serious results irom a
All druggists. -
" Which I TOW
Hold" .. )
The man who wrote thest words cc. 'dn't
have expressed, the sense of possession
more forcibly. The holding was a paid
up fifteen-payment life, fifteen-year dis
tribution policy in The MutuM Life
Insurance Company of New Yo ud
Mr. Ebe Walter, of Clarkesville, Del.,
had just received a dividend of $196.98 in
cash. He was evidently very happy over
it for he says (besides acknowledging the
The net cost of Oie paid-up policy of $1 000 wlilch I bow
hold. mn1 on which time will te paid nie a diviasnd each year,
during the balance of my lite, is only t44S.02 The feature
tliac I particularly like about ray policy is iiat the longer f
live the more 1 tret, and that during the balance of iny life
(here u nothing more Kx me to pay.
From Wilmington. (Del.) Aeut, JVtrv. 21,1902.)
In writing for terms for a policy of this
kind, state what you would like to receive
in. cash at the end of limited payment
period, amount you would like j'our bene
ficiary to receive in cveat of your death,
and give your age.
The Mutual Life Insurance
Company of New York
Richard A. McCuro'y, President.
F. A. Spencer, Peoria, 111., Manager.
Dr. Paul Kersch and II. L. Wheelan,
local agents for Rock Island.
-Thursday, Dec. 3L
The Criterion of them all,
All that is good in burlesque and com
edy, beautiful women, clever
cwim-Jians, dainty dancers,
SIX I.1G COMEDIANS SIX
Roger Imhof, Frank Sheridan,
Xat .'tiger. Phil Cook
Conn. Frank Gardner.
Two brand new tuneful
Ladies Night at Reilly's
PRICES 23, o0 and 75 cents and $1.
DlRCCTION CHArlBERUN.KlNPT. '
New Years, Jan. I,
Matinee and Night.
The dainty comedienne. Miss
Thurston, and the magi
company in Paul XV)
comedy of old Georg
Complete production car
Thurston's support include"
Shaw, James R. McCanii
Kirby, Franklin Jones. YVf
Charles Horn. James M.
e Kendall, Pearl Ilanimoi
en T ravers.
PRICES Matinee: 23,
cents. Night: 23, 30 and 7
Saturday, Jan. 2.
PRICES 23, 50 and
Seat sale Thursdav.
j cents and $1.
Sunday, Jan. 3.
SPECIAL RETURN ENGAGEMENT.
D R. HAMLIN'S MAGNIF
The Wizard of Oz
PRODUCED UNDER THE PER
SONAL DIRECTION OF
The greatest f-ensation the theatri
cal world has ever known. One year
in New York, six months in Chicago.
PRICES 23, 50 and 75 cents and $1
Monday, Jan. 4.
The Young Romantic Actor,
in W. L. Roberts Successful Revolu
lt Valley Forge
,A notable acting company. A beau
tiful scenic production.
PRICES 25, 35 and 50 cents. Seat
sale at Illinois Smoker.
Tuesday, Jan. 5.
The Conqueror Comes Al XV. Martin's
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Produced on a scale of magnificence
never before attempted.
Sixty ' people. Carload of special
scenery; 20 ponies, mules,horses, dogs.
See the spectacular street parade:
two bands; 20 ponies, horses, dogs,
riiules; 10 tableau wagons; lady drum
corps and buglers; floats.
Twenty-five colored people in south
ern 'pastimes; cake" walkers, dancers,
M PRICES 10. 20, 30 and 50 , cents.
i-'ats on sale Monday at Illinois Smoks