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THE .ARGUS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1,-lOOG.
NOT HIS OWN FISH
Theophile Vertsjeye Accused of
Stealing From Charles Rug
TO THE GRAND JURY
Claimed He Also Took Young Men's
Camping Outfit William Berger
Gets 30-Day Sentence.
Theophile Verstjeye, who has been
living on Rock river and engaging in
fishing, was bound over to the grand
jury yesterday by Justice G. Albert
Johnson on two charges of grand lar
ceny, under $200 bonds. He was
c harged by Charles Ruggelbrugge with
the theft of between 500 and 700 pound
of fish from Ruggelbrugge's fish boxes,
and by Robert Edwards and Bert Zini-
mer with the theft of some campin
supplies and outfits. It seems that last
week Verstjeye, whose camp was not
far from that of Ruggelbrugge. made
inquiries about the amount of fish the
latter had on hand. He was out on
the river in a boat the night the fish
were stolen, and a few days later lie
was found to have a large quantity of
fish on hand, though a few days earlier
he had informed a customer that he
had no fish to sell.
The owners of the camping outfit
identified some of the utensils found
at Verstjeye's camp as their property,
though he claimed that the articles
were his own.
Took ThnnkKKivinc Turkey.
William Berger, known familiarly in
police circles as "Monkey Berger," was
given a sentence of JO days in the
county jail last evening by Magistrate
Elliott, on a charge of disorderly con-
Homes for those with a taste
for the best and the money to
gratify the taste.
Homes for successful business
men homes which stand as
monuments to their substantial
A 10-room brick house, modern
throughout, laundry, hot water
heat, beautiful grounds,
A practically new 10-room house
has every possible modern con
venience, quarter sawed oak fin
ish, hard wood floors, east fron',
one of the best locations in town,
a superb place S1O.500
An 11-room modern brick house
with good substantial barn,
grounds 80x140, one of the finest
homes in the city ..-SO.OOO
A 9-room brick house with mo
dern conveniences, hot air teat,
largo barn, lot is 80x150,
desirable location -S8.000
A beautiful home with 0 rooms
quarter sawed oak finish, hard
wood floors, fire places, gas and
electric lights, hot water heat.
There isn't a more complete
house in the city. Special
reason for selling 7500
An 11-room house on Seven
teenth street, modern, hot water
heat, lot 60x150, pavement paid
for. J3.000 down and bal
ance C per cent S7.500
A fine place in a splendid resi
dence neighborhood, modern, 11
rooms, lot 98x138, simply a
grand home S7.000
MEAL ESTATE (SL INSURANCE.
18011-2 Second Avenue, Upstairs.
Old Phono 702 Y
duct. Berger was accused of the thef
of a turkey Thanksgiving day. The
evidence was largely circumstantial
and one of the witnesses, a farmer who
was said to have seen Berger take the
fowl, could not be reached. Berge
was sent down not long ago for peep
ing into windows at the Sala flats.
Society news, written or telephoned
. . . . . . . rr l- 4 . . t
lo trie society euuor ui . ue aius, wu
be ttladlv received and published. Bui
In either case the identity of the sendei
must be made known, to insure rella
bility. Written notices should bear sig
nature and address.
Brilliant Reception. A brilliant re
cention was given by Mr. and Mrs. E
D. Sweeney at their home, S16 Twen
tieth street, last evening from 7 to 10
to meet Mr. and Mrs. Marcus L. Hen
derson of this city and Mr. and Mrs.
Frederick S. Kenfield of Chicago. Mr.
and Mrs. Sweeney were assisted by
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Sweeney, Mr. and
Mrs. H. H. Cleaveland. Mr. and Mrs.
William Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. F. K
Rhoads, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Casteel,
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Walker, Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Noftsker, Mrs.' I- M. Copp,
Mrs. J. F. Robinson, Mrs. E. G. Morey,
and the Misses Amy Henderson, Bessie
and Grace Noftsker, and John Hender
son. About 1G0 tri-city people were
present to enjoy the charming hospi
tality of the home, which was beauti
fully decorated. The dining room was
done in pink with chrysanthemums,
pink shaded candles, and banks of
palms and ferns. The parlors were dec
orated in green and white, and the li
brary in yellow and green, the mantles
being banked with greenery and
chrysanthemums in large vases placed
about the rooms. An orchestra was
stationed off from the parlors and fur
nished a musical program during the
Harmonie Club Recital. The Har
monic club, an organization composed
A modern 9-room house on Sec
ond avenue, lot 80x150, can sell
a 40-foot lot
for $1,800 S6.500
A modern S-room house on
Twenty-first street, lot 50x140,
asphalt pavement all paid for.
Will sell for cash ...$5,500
A brand new 8-room house on
Twentieth street, east front,
cemented cellar 5.300
An S-room house on Seventh av
enue, was built by a lazy man
who made it convenient in or
der to save work, modern and
complete in every detail,
lt 50x120 S5.000
"If you want to make money
keep your eye on this ad."
For Sale or
A new grocery stock, with
fixtures; well established cash
trade; all fresh goods; will in
voice $2,000 to $2,500; will sell
for cash or trade for city prop
erty in good location.
A 6-room house on 3rd avenue,
between 11th and 12th streets;
city water and
A modern 7-room house
on 12th street S20
A modern 8-room flat
on 4 th avenue S28
An S-room house on 17th street,
near 7th avenue; hot water heat;
A good store room, with mod
ern flat upstairs, located at 7th
avenue and 17th street; rent will
be made right for good tenant.
Open Wednesday and Saturday
Df Rock Island and Davenport people,
will give its monthly recital at Unity
hall. Davenport. Monday evening at
3:30 o'clock. A very attractive pro
gram has been arranged, which is giv-
?n in full:
Nocturne, Op. 37, No. 2 Chopin
, Raymond Newton.
A Garden Song Willeby
(a) I Mind the Day Willeby
(b) A Birthday Cowen
Miss Hattle Larkin. .
Reading, "Of College Lore". .A. Strat?
Miss Anna Shaw.
Le Mour Appis Chaniinade
Krauss Walzer (arranged by Schutte)
Mrs. Arthur Griges.
(a) "Happy Song" Del Riego
(b) "Little Fleets of Cloud Boats"..
Amy Woodford Finder
Miss Irene Woodyatt.
Scissors Club Banquet. The Scis-
sors club was entertained last evening
at a banquet given by Mr. and Mrs.
F. H. Wright at their home on Thii-
teenth street. Covers were laid for
eight and the club lived up to its repu
tation for cutting up and the good
things set before them in a six-course
dinner, were greatly enjoyed. A short
one-act dialogue entitled "Homer's Od
dity," was rendered by Homer Hinck
ley ana c li. Magin, ana a paper on
Carving" was ably read by Mr.
Wright. A thoroughly enjoyable time
was had by all and the club tendered
a vote of thanks to the new members
for their efforts.
Gray-Silvis. The marriage of Mrs
Daisy Gilmore Silvia, widow of the late
Dr. Silvis of this city, and Vincent
Gray of St. Louis, was solemnized
this morning at 10 o'clock at the home
of the bride. 91G Twelfth avenue, Mo-
ine, Rev. Paul W. Brown officiating.
Mrs. Silvis is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Timothy Gilmore. Mr. Gray i-
the western manager of the Columbian
ncandescent Lamp company of St.
Entertain at Dinner. Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Boldt, 1C1S Fourteenth street,
entertained at a five-course dinner
Thanksgiving day, in honor of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Snider of St. Paul, who
are visiting in Davenport, on their
bridal tour to New Orleans, where
they will be at home to their friends
after Dec. 20. The house was very!
prettily decorated with pirtk and white!
hrysanthemums and smilax.
Conner was hostess yesterday after-
noon to a company oi aoout izn in-ciry
ladies at a reception for her guests
Mrs. T. S. Grasselli and Miss Ida Gras-
selli of Cleveland. Ohio. There wen?
5 ladies who assisted in the enter
tainment of the guests. The nous?
was beautifully decorated with fall
DISCUSSION OF POWDER
PLANT IS POSTPONED
Meeting Will Be Held Tuesday Evening
at Rock Island Club Business
Men Meet Monday Evening.
The meeting called by President T
J. Medill of the Rock Island club at
the club rooms last evening, was post- for the expenses of the county superin
poned until Tuesday evening. The tendent of schools for visiting schools.
meeting was called for the purpose of
determining public opinion as to the I
advisability of locating the proposed
government powder plant at Rock Is
land arsenal. The meeting will be held
Tuesday evening at 7:30 at the Rock
Island club. Monday evening the pow
der plant will be the subject of dis
cussion at a meeting of the Rock Is
land Business Mens' association called
for that purpose. The meeting will be
held at S o'clock at the office of Secre
tary Hubcr in the Peoples National
bank building. The subject is an im-
portant one, and both meetings shouIJ
be well attended.
MRS. MAE CASEY TO SING
Is to Be Heard at the Crystal Theater,
Beginning Next Week.
Mrs. Mae Casey, one of Rock Island's
best soprano singers, will, beginning
the week of Dec. 3. sing illustrated
songs at the Crystal theater at both
the matinee and evening performance.?.
Mrs. Casey is a talented singer and
has already won high favor with tri
OPENING OF BIG SALE.
Large Crowds Attracted by the Harvest
Thr store of LaVelle the Clothie-
was a busy place today, where crowds
of eager buyers took advantage or the
chance to make timely purchases at a
cut in prices of one-half, one-third, ani
nnoinartPr nft An oncortunitv of this
character, to buy up-to-date clothing
and furnishings' right at the season
when needed, at these prices, is not
often nresented and shrewd buyers
were nuick to seize it. The sale will
continue until sufficient goods are dis
posed of to make room for the car
penters who will remodel the store.
A Miraculous Cure.
The following statement by H. M.
Adams and wife, Henrietta, Pa., will
Interest parents and others: "A mir
aculous cure has taken place in our
heme. Our child had eczema five I
years, and was pronounced incurable, I
when we read about Electric Bitters,
and concluded to try it. Before the
second Dottle was all taken we no
ticed a change for the better, and af-
ter taking seven bottles he was com-
pletely cured." Its the up-to-date
medicine and body building tonic. I
Guaranteed. 50c and SI. at W T I
jllartz' drug store. j
NEW TERMS BEGIN
Change to be Made in Offices o
Sheriff and County Treas
OTHERS CONTINUE IN PLACES
Edward Kittilsen and P. F. Cox As
sume Duties Supervisors Choose
Attendants Next Week.
Monday three of the present county
officers will enter on new terms in
their offices, and two new officials will
take up the duties of the positions to
which they were elected at the Novem
ber election. The officials who enter
I on new terms in their offices are Coun
ty Judge E. E. Parmenter, County
Clerk H. B. Hubbard, and County Su
perintendent of Schools S. J. Ferguson
The new officers are Sheriff Edward
Kittilsen, who succeeds Sheriff W. G.
Heider. and County Treasurer P. F.
Cox, who succeeds D. 11. Lyons.
ItctalnM III DrpiitleH.
County Clerk Hubbard has announc
ed that he will retain the present force
of deputies arid clerks in his office, and
no change will be made whatever.
Sheriff Kittilsen will not announce the
appointment of his deputies until he
has assumed the duties of his office
He is authorized by the circuit court to
ftnnnint. eifih. denutv shpriffs Pnnntv
Treasurer Cox ,8 allowed one deputy.
and it is understood that he will an
point his daughter to that position. Mr
Cox has filed in the county court his
bond in the required sum of $300,000.
The sureties are H. A. Ainsworth, A. S.
Wright, John Samuels. Frank Allen.
S. Hirsch, George W. Johnson, C. IL
Deere and H. S. Chapman
To C'hoone Attendant,
Tuesday afternoon the board of su
pervisors opens its December session
I and a number of important matters are
I to be considered. The change in the
two county offices will necessitate some
I consideration by the board, and at this
I time the finance committee will make
its report on the investigation made
by the committee with the assistancB
of an expert accountant. The commit
tee spent some time going over the
I books of the county officers, and was
assisted bv Frank P. Welch.
Anions the imnortant matters tn h
considere(1 by the tard wm be the
selection of court house attendants and
a steward at the county infirmary for
the ensuing year. The present incum
bents are all candidates for reappoint
ment by the board, but several will
have some opposition. George H.
Wrighr, engineer at the court house, is
deserving of reappointment. Steward
Swank of the infirmary is said to have
an opponent. Charles Oberg, janitor of
the court house, and George Duffin,
elevator conductor, have no opposition
as far as is known.
To "oul(ler Plnimrm.
At this session the board will also
consider the finances for the ensuing
year. It Is understood that the boarJ
will be asked to make an allowance
land other of the county officers wi'l
enter various requisitions
w Kate In KA'ert.
With the beginning of the new term
the fees of the sheriff for boarding
prisoners at the county jail will be re
duced from 40 cents to 30 cents a day,
said to be the lowest rate in the state.
The sheriff's livery hire is also reduc
ed from $750 to $500 a year.
The salary of the county clerk and
that of the county judge were each in
creased $200, to take effect with the
beginning of the new term. This
make8 the saIary of the county judg0
$2,200 a year, and that of the county
clerk $2,000 a year.
WATCHMAN WAS AN
John Baker. Who Was Drowned
Bridge Yesterday, Served 18
Months in the Boer War.
The body of John Baker, who was
accidentally drowned yesterday at the
Crescent bridge, has not been recov
ered though J. Sullivan and J. V. Dew
mont, employes of the D., R. I. & N.
W. railway, and others draeeed the
river all day yesterday and again to-
UrtJ- -r. oaner as years oia ana
boarded at 631 West Second street,
Davenport. He was born in England
an served 18 months In the Boer war
uuuer uum rvueueuer. in sepiemDer
1903, he sailed from his home country
l tne united btates, and settled !n
Davenport, where he had resided since.
"e WBS a sooer ana mausmous young
man and was very popular with his
many acquaintances. He has a mother
and sister living in England, and an
uncle and cousin at Maquoketa, Iowa.
For the last two years he has been
employed by the D., R. I. & N. W. rail
way as a guard on the bridge where he
was drowned. He was a member of
the Lafayette lodge, No., 1021, M. B. A.,
and carried an insurance certificate
with that order, payable to his mother.
ALL PROPERTY TO SON
Mrs. Jennie S. Stockwell's Will is Ad
mitted to Probate in County Court.
In the will of Mrs. Jennie S. Stock-
well of Cordova,, admitted to probate
vpsterrtav afternoon In thf niinfv
court, the entire estate, both real and
personal property, is left to her son
William H. Stockwell, who is named
as the executor of the will. The In
strument was dated at Cordova July
Daniel Hayes of Muscatine was la
the city today.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Schmitt of Peoria,
spent the day here yesterday visiting
G. W. Thompson, F. H. Rohn and J
B. Stevens of Chicago, were visitor
in the city today.
George F. Lage and Edgar Heine of
St. Louis, were in the city visiting
friends yesterday and today.
W. H. Childs and S. C. Scott of Ly
ons. iowa. lert tnis morning alter
spending a few days in the city.
Mrs. M. Harrington of Chicago, who
has been visiting friends in the city
for the" past few days, left for her home
S. A. D. Farr of Aledo, spent the
day in this city today. He is a trav
eling salesman of the Rock Island Sash
& Door works.
Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Sherrard and son
of Cambridge, who have been spending
a few days in the city, returned to
their home this morning.
E. J. Harrison, formerly of the Man
ufacturers at Molino and recently of
the Hotel Harrison of Chicago, has en
tered upon his duties as rooming clerk
at the Harper.
George Yaggy departed today for a
visit in Iowa after which he will go to
Buffalo, X. Y., where he will enter the
employ of the Pierce automobile repair
plant to perfect himself in details of
Captain George H. Reed, the popular
skipper of the steamer Weyerhaeuser,
which he recently brought into the
port of Rock Island from southern wa
ters, leaves shortly for the lower river
with the steamer Rutledge.
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Reimers, who
were married recently at Fort Worth,
Tex., are visiting with Mr. Reimers'
relatives in this city. They spent a
part of their honeymoon as passengers
onj the steamer Fred Weyerhaeuser,
from the lower river to Quincy, where
they visited for some time.
TRAFFIC MEN INVESTIGATE
owa Central Officials Here in Connec
tion with Proposed Interurban.
J. N. Tittimore, general traffic man
ager of the Iowa Central & Missouri
and St. Louis railways, with headquar-
ers at Minneapolis, Minn., and S. G.
Lutz, district general freight agent of
the Iowa Central, with headquarters at
Peoria, were in the city yesterday in
connection with the new interurban
line of the Muscatine North & South.
The exact nature of their mission here
is not known.
RESERVOIRS CLAIM TITLE
State That Their Record With Juvenile
Teams Gives Them Championship.
The members of the juvenile foot
ball team known as the Reservoirs.
claim the championship of Rock Island
on account of their having defeated the
following teams: Long View Tigers,
30 to 0; Riversides. 15 to 0; Green
bush, 30 to 0, and Thirty-second
Streets, 30 to 0. If there is any team
disputing their claim a date can be ar
ranged with the manager, O. Juhl. The
ineup of the Reservoirs is as follows:
I. Rosenfield, le; R. Solyman, It; I.
Sexton. Ig; E. McCarty, c; T. Bragdon,
rg; H. Tappendorf, rt; W. Riggan, re;
Rich, (Capt.), qb; H. Clark, lhb; O.
Juhl (Manager), rhb; R. Rich. fb. Sub
stitutes, F. Stauduhar, B. Finkelstein,
W. O'Brien. The average of the team
is 10G pounds.
Finest oysters and clams served on
the half shell at the Cross Country
buffet, Rock Island, the only place in
the three cities where oysters are
served in New York style. Private
dining room for parties.
Coon lunch Saturday night at Mat
Rentfrow's, Twentieth street and Third
To Cure a Cold in One Day,
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
Druggists refund money if it fails to
cure. K. v. u rove s, signature is on
each box. 25 cents. .
Best for Home Use.
Order a case of Cross Country, the
best family beer. Rock Island Brew
ing company. Old phone west 89, new
King of all Cough Medicines.
Mr. E. G. Case, a mail carrier of Can
ton Center, Conn., who has been in the
United States service for about 16
years, says: "We have tried many
cough medicines for croup, but Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy is king of all
and one to be relied upon every time.
We also find it the best remedy for
coughs and colds, giving certain re
sults and leaving no bad after effects."
For sale by all leading druggists.
It is a mistake to use a violent ca
thartic to open the bowels. A gentle
movement will accomplish the same re
sults without causing distress or seri
ous consequences later. DeWitt's Lit
tle Early Risers are recommended.
Sold by all druggists.
It is noticeable a cold seldom comes
on when the bowels are freely open.
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup tastes
as pleasant as maple sugar. Free from
all opiates. Contains honey and tar.
Conforms to the national pure food and
drug law. Sold by all druggists.
All the news
all the time THE
Call and See
IN OUR WINDOW. JONE
OF THE BIGGEST AND
FINEST CHEESES EVER
BROUGHT TO ROCK IS
LAND. PLACE YOUR ORDERS
2537 Fifth Avenue. Both Phones.
LOUIS HANSSEN'S SONS
Got a Good Pocket Knife?
If you haven't, better see our line.
We have the best you can get.
CUTLERY THAT CUTS
Cutlery of All Kinds is Our Specialty.
LOUIS HANSSEN'S SONS.
NEW STORE AT THE OLD STAND.
213-215 W. Second St., Da.venport, Iowa.
CE HARBOR FULL OF BOATS
Has Proved a Success and Owners
Feel Safe Now.
The government ice harbor below
Davenport is full of steamers and barg
es this winter. Last season the Helen
Blair was the only boat that laid there,
owners of the craft being disposed tj
wait and see what the result of the
spring breakup would be before taking
the risk of an experiment. The latest
addition to tho fleet this season is the
Silver Crescent, which has been on
the ways here receiving repairs. The
boats now In harbor include the raft
ers North Star and Ben Hershey, and
bow boats Harritte and Everett, all be
longing to Captain Sam R. Van Sant,
the Helen Blair, Columbia and Silver
Crescent of the Carnival City Packet
company, the excursion steamers J. S.
and W. W. of the Streckfus fleet, and
the A. J. Whitney and her large fleet
of barjos and dredges.
The stage of water was 6.13 at 6
-V- f .V:- ';' .'-V
- M r ". . ' - S .
a. m., and C.20 at noon.
Nearly stationary stages in the Mis
sissippi will continue from below Du
buque to Muscatine.
J. M. SIIERIER, Local Forecaster.
Long Tennessee Fight.
For 20 years W. L. Rawls, of Ikll.
Tenn., fought nasal catarrh. He
writes: "The swelling and soreness
inside my nose was fearful, till I be
gan applying Bucklen's Arnica Salvo
to the sore surface; this caused the
soreness and swelling to disappear,
never to return. Best salve in exist
ence.. 25c at W, T. Hartz, druggist.
Open the bowels and get the cold out
of your system. Kennedy's Laxative
Cough Syrup opens the bowels and at
the same time allays the Inflammation
of the mucous membranes. Contain.i
honey and tar. Drives out the cold and
stops the cough. Absolutely free from
any opiates. Conforms to the national
pure food and drug law. Pleasant 'to
take. Sold by all druggists.
No sense in running from one doctor to
another. Select the best one, then stand by
him. Do not delay, but consult bim in time
you are sick. Ask his opinion of Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral for coughs and colda. Then
use it or not, fust as he says.
W. . no iwrrUI W pvbluk J.C.J-7rCo.,
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