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THfi 'AKGTO SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 190.
BURGH'S BUSY BAY
BIB NOT SUICIDE
We received this after
noon a delayed ship
which will be sold at
5 Ceatts E.ch
while they last.
I - -
Great Dissolution Sale.
which we sell at
25 Per Cent Discount
Come Early to Avoid the Rush.
rr:ROCK ISLAND ill:
dJ-H"M"M"H"!"M-I-l 1I"M-HH ; 1 1 1-H-I Mil
Disposes of Two of Employe's
Horses and Now is in
SENT FOR A LOAD OF COAL
But Procure Load of Hop Instead
A Trade and a
Thomas Burch, of Davenport, whose
trading of one of his employer's horses
at Milan was mentioned in last even
ing's issue, was arrested later in the
day at Moline. Burch was given $5
by John Held and sent with a team
to buy a load of coal at the mines
south of Milan. By the time he reach
ed the village on the other side of
Rock river it appears Burch had taken
on a load, but not of coal, and had
burned up the five-spot.
lie was in need of more funds to
continue his attack on the liquor sup
ply, and negotiated a deal in horse
flesh with a peddler from Rock Island
who happened to be passing through
the village. The peddler had an old
nag that had seen better days and
when Burch offered him one of his
horses for $10 boot the peddler grab
bed at the proposition.
A.othrr at Milan.
From Milan Burch drove to Moline
where he sold the other horse that he
bad started from Davenport with to
Charles Ostergrant for $50. The ani
mal was worth considerably more, but
Burch said he had plenty of horses,
and was in need of the money, and
he would give his newly cultivated
friend the advantage as it was the sea
son of giving. Ostergrant wanted to
take the wbole outfit off Burch's
hands, but Burch refused to deal fur
ther than disposing of the one horse
However, he entrusted the animal
that he had secured in the trade with
the peddler and the wagon to the
keeping of Ostergrant and stated that
he would come after them today. In
the meantime Mr. Held learned of
Burch's actions and notified the police.
When Burch. . was arrested he ha
$48.95 on him. He was taken, to Dav
enport for a hearing.
riot; on a bridge linear
Conductor Assaulted by Two Drunken
The passengers on one of the bridge
line cars which left this side last ev
ening at 8:15 o'clock were spectators
of a disgusting bit of rowdyism on the
part of two men on the car. The men
had evidently been drinking and wero
just enough intoxicated to be trouble
some. They began making trouble
when they first boarded the car, and
their talk was vulgar and indecent
The conductor, when he asked for
their fare, was subjected to a tirade
of abusive language. The coins, in
stead of being handed to the conduc
tor, were thrown on the floor. When
the conductor returned, near the other
end of the bridge, he informed the two
men that unless they paid their fare
he would put them off the car. They
paid their fare, and -when the car was
over the bridge, they went to the rear
platform, and removing their coats.
prepared to "show the conductor," as
they expressed it. The street carman
was aware of their intentions, and pro
ceeded to stop the car and put the near
est of the two rowdies off the car. This
gave an opportunity to the other, who
assaulted the conductor from behind.
The passengers on the car began to in
terfere. and the two men started down
Rock Island street on a run. They
were pursued, but made their escape.
TRIES TO KILL HIS FAMILY
William Puree 1 1 Fires Five Shots
Home at Muscatine Last Evening.
William Purcell tried to annihilate
hia family at Muscatine last night,
but his aim was faulty, and only two
of the five shots that he fired from a
revolver at his wife and mother-in-
law took effect. Mrs. Purcell and the
children escaped unhurt, but the moth
er-in-law, Mrs. Stortz, was hit twice,
but she is not hurt seriously. Purcell
Loss Will Reach, $000.
It is estimated that the loss, in
the fire at the plant of the Tri-City
Regalia company yesterday will reach
$2,000 of which but $50 is on the
building. The stock is insured for
7.500. carried with different agencies.
The damage to the building is covered
Henry Verhetsel Dead.
Henry Verhetsel. a young man
whose home was in Moline, died last
evening at St. Anthony's hospital
of an attack of chronic pneumonia
Mr. Verhtsel was a painter by trade.
and bad resided in Moline all of his
ife. He was removed to the hospital
Thursday. He was unmarried and is
survived by two brothers.
Student Defeat Soldiers.
The basketball team of Company K
went to Davenport last evening to play
the high school team of that city at
the armory. The high school boys
won 50 to 27. The company A players
lacked practice, but they promise a
better showing in a return game to be
played on this side later.
All barber shops will close all day
Monday, Dec. 26.
I. G. MILLER, Secretary.
Miss Mildred Cool Is visiting In Chi
cago. Will Mixter is home from Yale for
H. L. Campbell, of Humbert, Pa., Is
home on a visit.
Frank Patterson has gone to Chi
cago to spend the holidays.
Miss Bessie Hartz is home from
Wellesley for the holidays.
Mr.. and Mrs. J. P. Williamson are
visiting in Nebraska with relatives.
John Ohaver is home to spend the
holidays with his parents in this city.
Miss Mabel Trusley is home from
Urbana, 111., for the holiday vacation.
Mrs. S. J. Hawthorne and daughter
have returned from their visit to the
Miss Nettie Cronin of Pasadena.
Cal.. is the guest of relatives in Rock
Mrs. D. H. Black departed last even
ing for Ios Angelos, Cal., to spend the
T. J. Buford. Jr.. of St. Paul, is vis
iting his parents, Capr. and Mrs. T.
W. F. Schroeder is home from the
University of Illinois to spend the hol
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Einfeldt have de
parted to spend the holidays with rel
atives at Peoria.
Rev. W. S. Marquis and famjly de
part Monday for a visit with friends
G. 1m Linter left for Cedar Rapid
this afternoon to spend Christma
with bis parents.
Miss Marian Potter of Minneapoli
arrived this morning to spend Chris
mas with relatives.
Arthur A. Dickover left this after
noon to spend Christmas at his old
heme in Freeport, 111.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Curtis, of St
Paul, are here visiting at the home
of Col. Henry Curtis.
George V. Boies and family, of
Oakesdale, Wash., are guests of Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Winters.
Hon. G. W. McCaskrin has gone to
carve the Christmas turkey for the
home folks at Rantoul.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Kent have de
parted to spend the holiday vacation
with relatives at Decatur.
Mrs. F. A. Leithner and children
left today for Freeport to visit a week
with Mrs. Lei timer's parents.
' Mr. and Mrs. Sam R. Davis left last
evening to visit through the holiday
at Grinnell and Montezuma, Iowa.
Louis Henneman arrived in the city
last evening from Pierre. S. .D., to
spend the holidays with his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Williamson, of
Dos Moines, have arrived in the city
to spend the holidays, with relatives.
Miss Katherine Maher is home for
the holidays from St. Mary's college
Notre Dame, Ind., where she is a stu
Mrs. Frank E. Simmons has return
ed home after spending a month vis
iting with her sisters at Kalamazoo,
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Mason leave this
evening for Beardstown to pass
Christmas at the home of Mr. Mason's
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Heuck and chil
dren, Fred and Mabel, departed last
evening to spend the holidays with
relatives at Decatur.
Emil Hansen is home from Syra
cuse, N. " Y., where his Is attending
the Syracuse university. He will
spend the holiday vacation in Rock
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Bain, of Wood
stock, Ont., arrived in the city yester
day afternoon to be present at the fun
eral of Mrs. Bain's mother. Mrs. Es
Mrs. S. T. Bowlby and son Earl left
today for Princeton, III., where they
will remain over Christmas with Mrs.
Bowlby's mother. They will be joined
Monday by Mr. Bowlby.
Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Hawes are enter
taining through the holidays, their son.
Dr. David Hawes' wifo and daughter
of Monmouth, and also T. Moore and
daughter of Delavan, Wis.
A. Littig and daughter, Mrs. Lillie
Olsen. the latter's two children, Elmer
and Lydia, and Clarence Wulff. left
this afternoon for Chicago to visit
with Mrs. Olsen's sisters, Mrs. Struen
Smith, and Mrs. Rose Wulff.
Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Hyde, who have
been visiting relatives in the city for
several weeks, have departed for their
home at Cedar Rapids. They were
accompanied by their niece. Miss Etta
Hyde who will spend a few weeks
Henry Muenster, who is a theologi
cal student at Iowa Wesleyan, is home
for Christmas. He is to represent the
university at the Iowa oratorical con
test in March. He won a contest at
the university last week, when his
subject was "The Basis of True Sov
Fred L. Sieben Tells of Attempt
He Makes in Chicago.
PREVENTED BY A STRANGER
As He Reaches Brink of the Chilly
Stream Facing Starvation.
GENESE0 SALOONS REOPEN
Licenses Are Issued at Meeting of City
Council Last Evening.
The 10 saloons of Geneseo reopened
this morning on new licenses issued
by the city council last evening. The
mayor refused to attach his signature
to the permits, but the council ordered
the clerk to place his seal on them.
The prohibitionists will carry their
cause to the courts.
Licensed to Wed.
Andrew Sherrer Rock Island
Emma L. Schmid ...'....Rock Island
Thomas Baff Rapids City
Clara Allsbrow Watertown
In a seven page letter to Aid. John
O'Bryan, of Geneseo. Fred L. Sieben
tells the story of his disappearance, his
intention to commit suicide, and how
he was prevented just as he was about
to carry his tragic plans to completion.
He refers to his extensive indebted
ness. and declares that he intends to
find employment and pay every cent
that he owes in Geneseo, and the let
ter expresses a sincere hope that
things may be arranged so that he
can come back to that city.
Written at )ort llnron.
. ine letter was written on paper
from a cheap hotel at Port Huron.
Mich., but was mailed from Chicago
It does not give any address in Chi
cago. but says another letter will be.
forthcoming soon. He says that the
threat to commit suicide was as gen
uine and sincere as any statement he
ever made, and that he very nearly
carried it out. He says that on the
night mentioned he appeared on the
Van Buren street bridge over the Chi
cago river, his hands and feet bound
with wire, and was just about to throw
nimseir into tne stream, wnen a
stranger caught him. and saved him
from that awful death. Then he stow
ed away in a box car and rode to Port
IVnnllrMn and Hunfcry.
He is without friends, and without
funds, and has had scarcely a mouth
ful to eat for three days; not having
a cent to buy food with.
The entire letter expresses a desire
to make amends for the past, and to
be an upright man in the future. It
contains many references to his fam
ily, and to his little boy, that shows
the love of a husband and father is
yet strong within him, and leaves no
doubt but that the good that is in
Sieben .has gained the mastery and
will make the man of him.
LINES BY ROBERT REXDALE
Pretty Verses on Pope Daily Memoran
dum by Rock Island Poet.
The Pope Bicycle Daily Memorandum
calendar for 1905 contains as usual a
convenient memorandum leaf for each
day of the year and 3C5 original say
ings from, the men of letters and litera
ture in the country, favorable to good
roads, bicycle riding and the healthful
advantages in general of liberal out-of-
door exercise. Among those who have
responded to the invitation to contrib
ute to the literary excellence of the
calendar is Rock Island's poet, Robert
Rexdale. whose lines appear under date
of Oct. C, as follows:
OvpV the hills that stretrh away.
Loive rode with Life a summer day.
They heard, afar from the haunts of
The piping of the goat-foot Pan.
The jocund winds, at early morn.
Called Raily front the waving corn:
For them the song of bird and bee.
The road that leudeth to the sea.
And then beneath the Ktarliirh t u-low.
The homeward path true lovers know.
O. Time! 5-011 thief, forbear to steal
The joy of Life and Love awheel.
BURIAL OF MRS. ESTHER KALE
Imprsessive Funeral Services Held at
Residence on Fourth Avenue.
Mrs. Esther Kale was buried this
afternoon In Chippiannock cemetery
Rev. D. L. McNary, pastor of the Unit
ed Presbyterian church, conducting
services at the residence of W. H. Jor
dan, 1225 Fourth avenue, at 2 o'clock
large number or tne sorrowing
friends of the venerable lady being
present to pay their final respects
Rock Island chapter. Order of the Eas
tern Star, and the Woman's Relief
corps of the Grand Army, to both of
which organizations Mrs. Kale belong
ed, attended in a body. Hymns were
rendered by & quartet from the United
Presbyterian church choir. The pall
bearers were Henry Carse, John Ohl
weiler,. W. J. Pratt; 'David Donaldson
Henry Kinner and Dr. M. I-.. Patten.
Furniture & Carpet
Opposite Masonic Temple,
123-125 West Third Street. Davenport, lev.
Hours at Postoffice.
The postoffice will be open this even
ing until 9 o'clock; tomorrow from
to 11 a. m. There will be one de
livery all over the city by carrier to
morrow leaving at 9 a. m. The office
will be open from 7 to 10 Monday.
Husband Alleges Desertion.
James S. Todd, of this city, has
brought suit for divorce in the circuit
court. He charges that his wife,
Emma Todd, deserted him five year.1:
ago. Tney were married in imv.
Rheumatism Cured in a Day.
Mystic Cure for rheumatism and
neuralgia radically cures in 1 to 3
days. Its action upon the system Is
remarkable and mysterious. It re
moves at once the cause and the dis
ease immediately disappears. ice
first dose greatly benefits. 75c and
$1. Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Sec
ond avenue. Rock Island; Gustave
Schlegel & Son, 220 West Second
No sickly women or weak men will
ever regret taking Hollisters Rocky
Mountain Tea. It's brought happiness
to thousands. 35 cents, tea or tablets.
T. II. Thomas pharmacy. ,
Santa Claus has made our store his headquarters during
"''the Christmas Holidays wherein he replenishes bis stock
and for tlie occasion we have tried to assist him in his se
lection for Papa, Mamma, Brother, Sister, Relative or
Our stock of Holiday Goods is larger than ever and
selected with special care,
Here are a few Items to select from:
JEWELRY, MEN'S SUITS,
UMBRELLAS, MEN'S OVERCOATS,
NECKWEAR, BOYS' CLOTHING,
(With or without lioi.) CHILDREN'S CLOTHING,
GLOVES, FANCY VESTS,
HATS OR CAPS (Kllk or l.lnen.)
SOMMERS & LA VELLE.
1804 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
A VERY ACCEPTABLE AS
WELL AS HANDSOME
CHRISTMAS GIFT WOULD BE
ONE OF OUR NOBBY HAT 8,
WHICH WE HAVE TRIMMED
UP ESPECIALLY FOR THIS
CHRISTMAS SALE. AND AS
TO PRICES, THEY 8PEAK
Corner Twentieth. St, and Fourth. Avenue.
BRIDE OF AN EASTERNER
Betrothal of Miss Stella Kohn and Lu
cius Barnet is Announced.
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Kohn, 824 Nine
teenth street, announce the engage
ment of their daughter. Miss Stella
Kohn, to Lucius Barnet, of Boston.
Mr. Barnet has arrived in the city
to spend the holidays with the family
of his betrothed. Miss Kohn ip a
Wellsley graduate and one of the pret
ty and accomplished girls of the city.