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Mother and Father Sue. Original
notices of two rather interesting suits,
which will shortly be 'filed in the dis
trict court, were served late Saturday;
afternoon by Attorney Ixiuis Rodde-
wiz on the Bettendorf Metal Wheel
company. Both suits relate to the in
jury sustained by John Murphy, a 17-year-old
lad, on March 13, while em
ployed by the defendant company. In
the first suit the father, Charles Mur
phy, seeks the recovery of $ 1,740 dam
ages for the loss of the services of his
boy and his earnings for the home. It
Is stated the son Is 17 years old and
was earning $10 a week at the time of
the accident, and that at this rate by
the time he was 21 years of age. or had
attained his majority, he would have
earned the sum of $1,740. The father
now seeks the recovery of damages in
the 'above sum, alleging that the boy
had his right hand caught in a press
and permanently crippled by reason of
the-machine in question being out of
repair and In a dangerous condition
The other suit Is entitled John Murphy,
a minor, through his next best friend
and mother, Mrs. Jane Murphy, vs. the
Bettendorf Metal Wheel company. In
this suit Mrs. Murphy claims the sum
of J 10,000 as damages for the perma
nent' injuries sustained' by her .teoi
John, as alleged in the above suit.
Supporting 2C0 Women. Upon infor
mation filed by Dr. F. X. Cretzmeyer,
house physician at Mercy hospital. Wil
helm Steinecke, the night watchman at
that institution, was taken in custody
Saturday afternoon and given a hear
ing before the local commissioners of
insanity. The board found that the old
gentleman's mind had indeed become
affected, but did not commit him to
the hospital. Instead he was turned
over to the care and custody of his
son, a young farmer, who will look af
ter his father's comfort and welfare.
It was felt that to send the old gentle
man to spend his days among the in
mates of an Insane hospital would de
prive him of every chance of recovery,
for it was his nightly work among in
sane people that caused his mind to be
come affected. In the country with
his son, and away from crazy patients,
it is probable that the hallucinations
of the old gentleman will pass away
and his mind fully restored. One of
his illusions is that he has the care of
200 women depending upon him and
his mind has worried continually over
Suit for Injury in Fall. Mrs. Emma
K. Fort, who fell into the excavations
made by the McCarthy Construction
company for the paving of upper Bra
dy street, has brought suit in the dis
trict court, through Chamberlia Pe
tersen, for $5,000, and asks judgment
jointly against the city and the con
struction company. She states that her
ankle was sprained, the muscles lacer
ated and tendons and ligaments sprain
ed, and that she was injured internally.
Obitutry Record. At the home of
her daughter, Mrs. D. G. Wreatherly, at
Unwood, Iowa, at 10:30 o'clock Satur
day morning occurred the death of Mrs.
M. Mulick at the age of S5 years. She
was born In Ireland, and when a child
came to America with her parents.
Mrs. Mulick is survived by five chil
dren: Mrs. D. G. Weatherly of Lin
wood, M. C. Mulick of Nebraska, T. P.
of Minot, X. D., E. J. of Davenport, and
Mrs. J. H. Cannon of Fanborn, Iowa.
Mrs. S. Bergin of Wisconsin, is a sis
ter, who survives. The body will be
shipped to Riceville Tuesday for burial.
Saturday morning at 12:50 o'clock,
at the family home. 1524 South street,
after an illness of nine weeks' dura
tion, occurred the death of Charles H.
Moeller. Mr. Moeller was born in Ger
many and was 77 years of age. He
came to Galveston, Texas, in 1854, and
then to Davenport. He worked at the
first bridge built across the Mississippi
river and for many years had been
working at Rock Island arsenal.
Those surviving him are three children,
Henry. Julius, and Augusta Moeller.
Mr. Moeller was a member of the Ger
man Pioneers and Masons.
Death came very suddenly and un
expectedly to James E. Davis, the aged
father of Mrs. Robert T. Miller. Thurs
day afternoon. Mr. Davis had made
his home with Mr. and Mrs. Miller
since the death of his wife in May, 1904.
Thursday he ate a hearty dinner, and
about 2 o'clock was reading a book in
a room adjoining that in which was
Mrs. Miller, when she heard the, book
fall to the floor. Thinking he had fall
en asleep in his chair, she went to him
after a. moment, but soon saw from his
labored breathing that something was
amiss. Dr.Watzek.who was called, found
the aged man suffering from a stroke
of paralysis. Two more strokes fol
lowed before 5:30, when Mr. Davis
breathed his last. He was born May
4. 1S27, in New York. A son. Fred Da
vis, and a daughter, Mrs. Miller, sur
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Heuer. a resident
of Scott county for 33 years, died at
.4:30 Saturday afternoon at the family
home on Locust street west of the city
limits. She passed away at the age of
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
years, and was pronounced incurable,
when we read about Electric Bitters,
and concluded to try it. Before the
second bottle was all taken we no
ticed a change for the better, and af
ter taking seven bottles he was com
pletely cured." It's the up-to-date
medicine ' and body building . tonic
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known to medical science.
It is so easily digested that it sinks into
the system, making new blood and new fat,
and strengthening nerves and muscles.
Use Scoff Emtxljon after
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. ALL DRUGGISTS: 50c. AND $1.00.
Greatly reduced rates will be made during the holidays to
all points on any.niauy points oft the line of the
Milwaukee (SL St. Paul
i f Tickets will be on sale Dec. 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30,
'S jt and 31, 190G, and Jan. 1, 1907.
'i "" Ticket3 will be limited for return to Jan. 7, 1907. Half of
f. -.excursion rates for children of half fare age. For further
i r information see nearest ticket agent of the Chicago, Mii--X'
Waukee A. St. Paul Railway, or write
F. A. MILLER,
General Passenger Agent.
Was Called Too Early. A hair rais
ing scene is said to have been enacted
at the coal banks near Coal Valley at
an early hour Saturday morning, when
the men congregated about the banks
to secure their loads to bring to the
coal market. All was serene till a man
by the name of Webster arrived at the
banks and at once proceeded to fuss
with Barney Gamble, the well known
teamster. After an altercation of short
duration Webster is said to have pull
ed a wicked looking revolver and flour
ished it in a threatening manner in the
face of Mr. Gamble, while those about
for an instant felt that Gamble's hope3
of Christmas joy would be wiped out.
Finally the men about recovered
somewhat and one of the drivers se
cured a pick and threatened to brain
Webster if he did not desist in his
demonstration with the gun. Sudden
ly, however, Webster turned his atten
tion from Gamble to the man armed
with the pick and leveling the gun at
him commanded him to drop the weap
on. The weapon was promptly dropped
and finally friends of Webster succeed
ed in pacifying him and he put up the
shooting iron. It appears that Web
ster and Gamble have something in
common in the care of a team of hors
es, and Webster was feeling somewhat
out of sorts because Gamble called him
at an hour to feed the team that he
(Webster) considered entirely too ear
ly for even a horse menu to be served.
So, when they met they talked it over
in "unfriendly terms with the result
that Webster for a time gave evidence
of settling the altercation in cowboy
To Build Next Summer. All avail
able space for building purposes on
Fifteenth street seems destined to be
occupied with modern structures dur
ing next summer. It is understood
that the Rock Island Brewing company
has definitely decided to erect a hand
some three-story brick building .upon
its property at the corner of Sixth av
enue, and it will be a thoroughly
modern structure in every respect. The
first floor will be devoted to store
rooms, the corner to be occupied by a
saloon, which is at present the case,
while the balance of the stores extend
ing south clear to the alley will be
given to other purposes. It is pre
sumed that the second story will be
finished for offices or flats, while the
third story will likely be used for
lodge hall purposes. If the plans now
cn foot are carried through, the new
building will be a handsome addition
to Fifteenth street. The property upon
which the new structure is to be built
was purchased from the Brennan es
tate a few years ago for a considera
tion that is understood to have been
$4,500, and to prove the value of prop
erty increases in Moline it is safe tq
say that it is now worth ' $15,000 to
$20,000. Old frame buildings now oc
cupy the ground, two of which side by
side are used for saloon purposes, and
the new structure will be welcomed as
displacing these old frame buildings.
Old Resident Dead. William Hayes,
aged 64 years, died at his home in Wa
tertown at 3:50 p. m. Friday of
Bright's disease. He had been a resi
dent of Hampton and Watertown for a
number of years. He was a veteran of
the civil war and a member of the G.
A. R. post of Hampton, which had
charge of the funeral services at the
cemetery yesterday afternoon. Mr.
Hayes' widow and the following child
dren survive: Mrs. Carrie Souder,
Eden, 111.; Mrs. Pearl Moore, Hamp
ton; Miss Minnie Hayes, at home:
Charles Hayes, carpenter at Water
town hospital. Another daughter, Mrs.
Jennie Bishop, preceded her father to
Remembers the Employes. In ac
cordance with the custom established
in recent years the Moline Furniture
works Saturday distributed several
hundred dollars among its employes in
furtherance of the Christmas spirit.
The gifts were Included in the pay en
velopes of the employes, and each con
tained something In addition to the
usual stipend. The company appor
tions this little "melon" according to
the lenght of service of the men, and
the gift is much appreciaed, betokeu
ing as It does the cordial spirit of co
operation between the company and its
employes. The company averages 100
men the year through. The company
has distributed Christmas gifts of this
sort for three years; sharing in this
manner the profits of excellent business.
upon taking usual oath and filing good
and sufficient bond in the sum of $100.
Oath taken and filed.
Real Estate Transfers.
Conrad H. Lininger to Adolph J.
Riess, lot 34, M. A. Rodman's addi
tion to Rock Island, $1.
Anton York to Hugh E. Curtis, lot
2, block 4, Bailey Davenport's Third
addition to Rock Island, $180.
Wallace Treichler to William Henry
Siebert, lots 1 and 2, W. E. Bailey's
Ninth street addition to Rock Island,
HICKS IS AT LAST RESCUED
(Continued from Page One.)
life. It is the greatest foodstuff on
earth. But for it I would be in there
a cold corpse right now.
KlichtH ItatM for Tobacco.
"After my plug gave out I tried hard
to reach an empty sack which lay just
above me. The rats would run across
it and I had a hard time keeping them
from eating it. I struck at them, but
they were almost out of reach. At last
two hit it and knocked the tobacco
sack down. There were only a few
grains in it, but the taste of these gave
me renewed life.
"The rats became thicker each day.
Sometimes it gave me a shudder when
I felt one run across my face. Then I
thought how it had just returned from
a meal off the bodies of the poor fel
lows who had died near me.
"Then I sometimes amused myself
with "the bell wire, which fell right in
front of me. By pulling a long time
I broke this, and then I would play
tunes with it on my teeth, or tinkle
the tnds together. At last I got so I
could play a good tune on the wire,
and many weary hours passed in this
"I don't understand why my limbs
are not all swollen. Only my knees
are a bit sore.
Coiiltl Not Stretch I. en.
"I was so cramped in there that I
could not stretch my legs out. When
i wanted to rest I would stick one of
my legs down a crevice and stretch.
Yoii see the seat of my trousers is
worn out from shifting about.
"When I wanted to sleep I just put
my hat on a wheel of the car and rest
ed my head on it.
"I will stay here awhile and think
over the offers I received. Of course, I
know I am somewhat of a curiosity and
I do not deny that I consider making
some easy money.
"One tiling is certain I will not
leave here until I have had that Christ
mas dinner with the doc. He boasted
once too often about that turkey, and
I am going to take him at his word
about eating all the dark and white
XcctlK o St imuliinf m.
Hicks was iyit emaciated, as" was ex
pected. He was strong, and. the stim
ulants that had been prepared for him
were not heeded. His beard was thick
and stubby, but not grown out. His
face and hands were dirty, but his
clothing was fairly clean and in good
Over Two Week In Tunnel.
Fifteen days and nights the man re
mained buried in the heart of the
mountain under the CO feet of rock and
earth that filled the tunnel, and tho
rescue was most remarkable. Each
hour of waiting seemed to him like
days, and, according to his calculation,
today should be Feb. 3.
"I owe my life," said Hicks, "to the
boys who worked so heroically all this
time to liberate me; I owe my life to
the physicians who have stood by me
all this time; I owe my life to a score
of circumstances that, in the light of
later developments, make me believe
that the day of miracles is not passed.
"I lay there for hours, days, weeks,
before I heard any sound. I thought
for a time, after the pipe came in, that
npHE characteristics that have made Blatz Beers world-'
)j N famed are an invariable feature of each brand.'
JL Whether your dealer offers you Blatz "Wiener,",
"Private Stock' "Export" or "Muerichener," you will be
sure of a beer that's brewed for quality along either
Bohemian or Bavarian lines by the Blatz Process.
And it's this very process that's the answer to the much
talked of Blatz Character that "peculiarly good taste."
All of the fundamental and essential elements of honest
brewing are only the "setting" on which is built Blatz
Bottled Blatz is available, or should be, in most
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ABOUT THE COURT HOUSE.
Rock Island county court, Judge E.
E. Parmenter presiding.
In re delinquency of Albert Eaton
and Amy Josephine Eaton. At 9
o'clock a. m., father of children, who
has custody of children, appears, by
John Looney, his attorney, and waived
further notice herein. F. H. Kelly, for
the state's attorney, appears for the
people, and by agreement of said at
torneys; hearing herein is continued,
until Dec. 2G, 1906, at 9. o'clock a. m.1
It appears that the father of said chil-!
utcu, hi. nnvcc vu3tuui lihtj tx i tr, una
had due and timely notice of this pro
ceeding, as recognized by law.
- Estate of Sven Victor Nelson. Re
linquishment by widow and resident
heirs of right to administer, and nom
ination of Charles E. Nelson for ad
ministrator filed. Petition of said
Charles E. Nelson for letters of ad-J
ministration filed. Petition granted j
is what Mrs. Lucy
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the men were fooling me as to the dur
ation of time. I had estimated the time
my own way and figured that I had
bten in there 12 days before the pipe
came in. I had been there 10 days be
fore the boys heard my signals on the
"THE OLD SCRATCH."
How the Evil One Came to be Popular
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One of the many familiar names of
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that prople thought it no worse than
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keeps one. scratching all the time; not
only disagreeable, but considered very
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should be because one ought to keep
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