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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 8, 1908.
Philip Stroahle, Apparently
Temporarily Insane, Takes
His Life Near Edgington.
LEFT ALONE, HE SUICIDES
Had Been Irrational Yesterday, and
Had Not Slept During Night
, Drink Indirect Cause.
While temporarily Insane, from au
indirect result of the excessive use.
of liquor, Philip Stroehle of this city
this morning took his own life at the
Xaab stock yard about four miles
Fouthtast of Edgington. There was
no one else at the place at the time.
Stroehle elided his life by severing
all of the arteries and cords of the
front of the neck, using a pocket knife
as the means of suiciding. For some
time Mr. Stroehle had b'!en addicted
to the use of liquor, and It is believed
that when he could obtain none at
the farm yesterday and this morning,
hi:? mind gave way, and he determined
to take his life, lie is stated to have
talked irrationally yesterday, and the
man in charge of the bungalow at the
farm states that Stroehle did not sleep
last night. He had ganc to the farm
Wun Alonr lit Time.
A man known as Fritz Auwarter,
who was in charge of the camp, left
the j)laco about 7 "o'clock this morn
ing. He was engaged in Luying stock
in that part of the county. When he
lelt, Stroehle was busy raking the
yard about the bungalow. Returning
at 9 o'clock, the man was startled to
find Stroehle lying in the yard, dead.
He had cut a. gash across his neck,
the wound being six inches in length.
The knife was lying on the body. The
authorities were notified at once, and
Coroner Eckhart went to the scene to
conduct an inquest this afternoon.
Vnllvf f City.
' Mr. Stroehle was a native of this
city, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Stroehle, 1?M) Sixth avenue, and a
brother of Supervisor George Stroehle.
He was about 40 years old. He s
survived by his parents and three
brothers, George and Joseph of this
city and Thomas of Davenport, and a
sister. Miss Lina Siroehls at home.
Mr. Stroehle had never been married.
Until about a week ago he had been
employed at the Tri-City Railway com
pany's barn. He had often visited
the Xaab farm near Edgington, and
frequently spent several days at a
The funeral services, which will be
held tomorrow at the home in this
city, will be private.
TO COME UP AGAIN
Council to Dispose of Moline Stone
Company Controversy This Even
ing at Regular Meeting.
The. regular meeting of the city
council, which was not held last even
ing because of the fact that the day
was Lah;r day, is to be held this even.
ing, and a lively session is anticipated.
The Moline Stone company contro
versy will be the important proposi
tion before the'council. The company
some weeks ago was given permis
sion to continue operations until this
time, with the understanding that it
should endeavor to make a settlement
with the property owners adjoining
its quarry. It will berccalled that
the attention of the council was called
by Aldeinian Ellin wood to the fact
that the company has c::cioached on
FURNITURE LIVE STOCK
WITHOUT REMOVAL. -
The TRI-CITY LOAN CO.
make all loans with small pay
ments! This will appeal to you
if you have ever tried to meet
the large payments of the other
We can give you a year's
time at about the cost you would
pay the other fellow for six
months. If you owe a balance
to any other firm, we will pay
oft your balance, and give you
what cash you need, at less cost,
and smaller payments. Come in
and talk it over everything
TRI-CITY LOAN CO.
210 Brady street. Old Phono
2425-N. New Phone, 242.
Three private offices, open
Wednesday and Saturday even
city property and has gone seme dis
tance further than permitted by its
ordinance, In the operacion of the
quarry hi the east end of the city.
The company through its attorneys,
Searle & Marshall, proposed to Eettle
with the city in any reasonable way
for these encroachments, but the
property owners in, all of that part of
the city protest and demand consider
ation. The understanding at the time
the matter was up before vas that the
council would declare the company's
quarry a nuisance unless a settlement
with the property owners was reached
before the time of tonigh'.'s meeting.
It js reported that the effort to settle
with the property owners bas not been
successful, and that the situation is
practically what it was before.
The matter has attracted much at
tention and Interest.
(irurrully fair tonight ami il urn
tin ; iTaruirr tonight; cooler Wedurn
J. M. SIIEIMUK, Local Forrcaatcr.
Temperature at 7 a. in., til; at 3 p. ).,
s:t. Maximum temperature lu liiHt 24
bourn, 7!; minimum, tiO. Velocity of
miutl at 7 a. in.. 3 milCM per hour. Ktaise
of miter, 2J feet .:i full of .1 foot in
hint 21 hour. lrecipltntlou, none.
Height Change Rain
of since in
river last 24
feet, report, hours
St. Paul 3.0 0.3 .00
Red Wing l.C 0.2 .00
Reed's Landing.. 1.4 0.1 .00
I-a Crosse 2.5 .00 .00
Prairie du Chien. 2.5 0.2 .00
Dubuque 2.S 0.1 .00
Le Claire 2.1 0.1 .00
Davenport 2.5 0.1 .00
A falling tendency in the Mississippi
will continue from below Dubuque to
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
N Sept. 8 In History.
15CO Amy Kobsart. wife
of the Earl of Leices
ter, murdered by Li3
1804 The Count of Paris,
Lead of the French
royal family, died lu
Londou; born 1838.
The Count of Tarts
was oue of the Or
leans princes who
served ou the staff of General Mc
Clellau on the peninsula in ISti'J.
1000 The city of Galveston devastat
ed by a hurricane; 7,000 deaths
aud a property loss of $5,000,000.
Sim sets 0:17. rises 5:30; moon sets
4:04 a. in.: moon's age 13 days; at sun
set the year 0000 of Jewish era begins.
Kerler & Co. weave rugs.
Buy a home of Reidy Bros.
Tri-City Towel' Supply company.
Godfrey's laundry gives green trad
Real estate bargains. Walker's
Benjamin Bleuer, teacher of violin.
100S Sixteenth street, phone 821K.
Let Krell & Johnston do your tin
and furnace work, 1316 Third avenue.
II. T. Siemon wants your tin and
furnace work. 1526-1528 Fourth ave
Justice McFarlane at 3 o'clock today
officiated at the marriage of August
Miller and Miss Agnes O'Brien, both
of Drury township.
Judge R. W. Olmsied this morning
overruled the object ioir of certain
property owners against the Second
ward sidewalk improv anient and con
firmed the assessment roll.
John Ennis of this city was injured
in an accident on a street car at Pe
cria Sunday, and sustained a very
painful injury to his foot. He was
removed to a hospital.
Warren Johnson of Moline, who was
injured by being hit by a baseball at
a camp on Pettifer's island Sunday
and was found wandering two miles
away without any "lothing, was
brought to this city yesterday and re
1 moved to St. Anthony's hospital. His
injury is regarded as serious and
seems to have affected his mind.
Electric Cannon a Wonder.
Government experimsnts in London
have confirmed the claims made for
an electric cannon that will throw a
projectile 300 miles. It will revolu
tionize naval construction, and instead
of being a question of armor plate will
now be one of speed in fighting ves
sels. It can be, controlled with great
est ease, and is cheaper than existing
artillery. The many claims made for
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters during the
past 55 years have all been confirmed,
not once bunt hundreds of times
and if you are willing to be convinced
just try one bottle when your appe
tite is poor, stomach sour, head aches,
and you feel "all In." , It will tone the
entire system and make you feel like
a new being, it also prevents dyspep
sia. Indigestion, costiveness, nervous
ness, insomnia, kidney ills and ma
larki fever and ague. Refuse any
They Take the Kinks Out.
T have used Dr. King's New Life
Pills for many years, with increasing
satisfaction. They take the kinks out
of stomach, liver and bowels, witnout
fuss or friction." sava N. H. Rrr.u-n nt
Pit'cfield, Vt. Guaranteed satisfactory
at all drug stores. 25 cents.
IN SCHOOLS AGAIN
Term Opens and 2,743 Children
Enroll for the Year at the
SOUTH HEIGHTS IS IN NOW
Pupils From Annexed Territory Enter
Lincoln and Kembte Buildings
The school buildings of the city,
which for three months nave been
empty and quiet, teemed witu lire
again today, for the fall term of the
public schools opened this morning,
and several thousand children dropped
their play to take up the more serious
occupations of the school rooms. There
s no great change shown in the en
rollment figures this year, the only
noticeable change being in the Kern
ble and Lincoln school registration.
where there were material additions
from the newly annexed territory in
South Rock Island. The annexation
of the. territory to the city automati
cally annexes the same territory to
the Rock Island school district under
the special charter under which the
Rock Island school district operates.
Consequently the people living in this
tract secure the advantages of the
city schools without tuition charge.
The new territory falls to the districts
of the Kemble and Lincoln schools.
The total registration of the graded
ciiools and not including the high
school, was reported to the superin
tendent's office this noon as 2,743. The
figures show 1.3C3 boys -and 1,380 girls
enrolled. The figures reported from
the different buildiugs were as fol
School. Boys Girls Total.
Longfellow . ,
me teacners or the city held a gen
eral meeting yesterday morning at the
high school. The meeting was opened
with an invocation by Rev. R. B. Wil
liams. Dr. J. W. Stewart, a member
of the board of education, addressed
the teachers on the responsibility of
the school teacher. H. E. Brown, prin
cipal of the high school, spoke on the
adjustment of conditions in the school
to the ' environment of the child out
side of the school. Thj music was
ted by E. L. Philbrook, several chorus
numbers being sung. Superintendent
H. B. Hayden addressed the teachers
on the work of the conirg term.
Society news, written or telephoned
to the society editor of The Argus, will
be frladly received and published. But
in either case the identity of the Bender
must be made Known, to Insure relia-
ouity. written notices must bear Big
Dinner for Hearst Party. Mrs. E
W. Lewis, at her home, 2930 Fifth ave
nue, was hostess last evening at a
o'clock dinner in honor of Mrs. Wil
liam Randolph Hearst Mrs. Kirkpat
rick, candidate for state university
trustee on the independence ticket, her
daughter. Miss Kirkpatrick, and Mrs
J. K. Scott. Later in the evening the
ladies were joined by Mr. Hearst
Thomas L. Hisgen, his brother, Mr,
First Avenue, Between
13th and 14th Sts.
Now is the time to buy your
lumber if you are -going to build
or do any 'repairing, for we can
save you a large sum of money.
. -?5,000 feet 2x4.
25,000 feet 2x6. .
10,000 feet 2x10.
5,000 feet 2x12. -25,000
feet 3-inch lumber.
100 wirtdow sash.
This lumber is all while pine,
which was lesawed out of big
white pine timbers and is better
lumber than you can buy In the
lumber yards today, because It
is well seasoned. -Prices from
$10 to $18 per 1,000.
W. Franks, Mgr.
Old Phone West 921-Y.
Hisgen, and G. W. McCaskrin, and an
informal social time passed.
Mrs. Lewis and her guests, Mrs.
Hearst, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Miss Kirk-
patrick, and Mrs. Gibson, head of the
ladies' auxiliary of the independence
party, held an open reception at the
Rock Island Club yesterday afternoon
from 4 to 5 o'clock. Ladies of the
three cities called to meet the visiting
ladies, and the affair was quite infor
mal and pleasant. Mrs Gibson left
on an early train for Chicago, the rest
of the party departing at a later hour.
Filbert-Seams. At the First Baptist
parsonage yesterday afternoon at 3
o'clock Rev. H. V. Reed officiated at
the marriage of Frank Filbert of Zuma
township and Miss Lona Seams of
Coe township. The couple were ac
companied by William Seams and
Miss Rilla Filbert. The contracting
parties are well known and popular
in the upper end of the county. The
groom is a farmer and the couple will
reside in Zuma.
Announce Engagement. The an
nouncement of the engagement of
Miss Beryl A. Willhite of 1137 Third
avenue to Axel Nelson of Clinton was
made at a hack party of 16 your.g
people to Linwood yesterday. The
wedding will take place in the, early
Have Hayrack Outing. A party of
Rock Island young people went to the
Coal Valley Labor day celebration yes
terday on a hayrack, the young men
being garbed in straw hats and over-
alls and the young ladies in bandana
Handkerchiefs and calico. A most en
joyable time was had.
Siboney Bay Camp Dance. Siboney
Bay camp will give a dancing party at
the Watch Tower inn Thursday even
Chicago, Sept. 8. Following are the
market quotations today:
?4, 99, 97. 98.
December, 9C.. 98'i, 9C, 97'4.
May, 1008, 101, 1008, 100.
September, 7S, 79. 78, 79.
December, C7. C8, t7, G8'4.
May, C5, C0, 65, CC.
September, 49. 50 , 49, 49.
December, 50'4. 50, o0, 50.
May, 52, 52. 52, 52.
September, 14.C7.14.C7, 14.C5, 14.C5.
October, 14.73, 14.77, 14.72, 14.72.
January, 1G.37, 10.47, 1G.37, 16.37.
September. 9.72, 9.77, 9.72, 9.72.
October. 9.77. 9.80, 9.75, 9.77.
January, 9.55, 9.C5, 9.55, 9.55.
September, 9.10, 9.10, 9.10, 9.10.
October, 9.17, 9.20, fl 15, 9.15.
January, 8.50. 8.55, ;8.50, 8.52.
Receipts today Wheat, C3; corn,
420; oats, 3S3; hogs, 11,000; cattle,
5,000; sheep, 25,000.
Estimated receipts tomorrow
Wheat, 140; corn, 432; oats, 253.
Hog market opened strong to shade
higher. Left over, 4,000. Light, $G.35
C.95; heavy, $G.357.10; mixed, $6.30
7.05; rough', $6.35G.55.
Cattle market opened steady.
Sheep market opened steady.
Omaha Hogs, 5.000; cattle, 8,000;
Kansas City Hogs, 10,000; cattle,
24,000; sheep, 10,000.
Hcg market closed strong to 5 cents
higher. Light, $6.35Tf G.95: mixed
$;.3517.10; heavy, $G.357.12; rough,
$6.35 6.55. '.
Cattle market closod steady. Beeves,
$3.CO-7.CO; stockers and feedeis, $2.60
4.40; cows, $1.75(T5-70.
MinneaiKilis Today, 768; last week,
363; last year, 293.
Duluth Today, 1,097; last week,
293; last year, 174.
Liverpool opening cables Wheat l'i
lower, corn dull to lower.
Liverpool closing cables Wheat
lower, corn to lower.
New York Stocks.
New York, Sept. 8. Following are
the quotations on the stock market
Gas SGTfc. U. P. 167. U. S. Steel
preferred 111. U. S. Steel common
48, Reading 129, Rock Island pre
ferred 34, Rock Island common 17,
Northwestern 163 '4, Southern Pacific
109, N. Y. Central 101, Missouri
Pacific 56, Great Northern 138.
Northern Pacific 144, L. & N. 109,
Smelters 95, C. F. I. 36, Canadian
Pacific 172, Illinois Central 141',,
Penna 124, Erie 27. Lead 84 C.
& O. 42. B. R. T. 54. B. & O. 97.
Atchison 90, Locomotive 52, Sugar
133, St. Paul 144, Copper 80, 'Re
public Steel preferred Sl, Southern
LOCAL MARKET CONDITIONS.
Today's Quotations on Provisions, Live
Stock. Feed and Fuel.
Rock Island, Sept. 8. Following are
the wholesale prices in the local mar
ket today: -
Provisions and Produce.
Eggs Fresh, 17 c.
Live Poultry Hens, per pound, 8c;
springs, 15c lb. '
Butter Dairy, 20e.
Vegetables Potatoes, 55c; onions,
50c to 60c. ;
Feed and Fuel.
Grain Corn, 80c; oats, 40c to 46c;
wheat, 85c to 90c. -
Forage Timothy "hay, $8 to $9;
prairie, $7.50 to $9; clover, $10 to $11;
straw, $6.50. :. y
: Coal Lump, per bushel, 14c; slack.
per busnel 7c to 6c
GOSGH TAKES IT
The Davenport Commodore's
Launch, Marcello, Pulls
Down Ramser Trophy
RED BOY NOT IN THE RACE
Accident to Engine- Prevents Its Enter
ing Interesting Contests by
the Small Boats.
The motor boat Marcello owned by
Commodore W. H. Gosch of the Daven.
port Boat club won the Ramser trophy
in the races which were held yester
day afternoon at the local boat har
bor. The holding of the cup signifies
that the boat is the champion of the
tri-cities for the following year. Next
year the cup will be returned to the
local club and will again be offered
as a trophy to the boat that wins the
championship race. It is to be a per
petual trophy and will be raced for'
every year. - !
There were but five boats entered
in the championship race and the most
of them failed to finish through break
ing down. The Arvilla of Davenport
was a close second to the Marcello
for the first seven miles of the race
but it broke down and failed to com
plete the distance.
Small Ilout llarr Wrll. 1
Outside of the championship, the
most interesting races were those be
tween the beats from 1G to 20 feet in
length. Two races were held for this
class of boats, one a handican and
the other a free for all. The first
three boats in each of these races
were close together at the finish and
the winner was always in doubt. The
Norma M. of Andalusia, the Marguer
ite of Moline and the Myrtle of this
city carried off the honors in the races
for this class of boats. The Red Boy,
tne Black Hawk and the Mermaid
were the best boats entered in the
race for boats up to 28 feet. The Red
Boy is the champion of the Island
City Boating association and would
have given the Marcello a race for the
tri-city championship had not an un
fortunate accident to the timer of the
engine forced it to stay out of the
COMPANY A IS WINNER
OF THE RIFLE MATCH
(Continued from Page Three.)
and led Sergeant Latimer by 6 points.
Private Carpenter was third with 114.
Fourth and fifth places were taken by
Geneseo and Moline men respectively.
A prize of a silver match safe, offered
for the highest individual score by
Captain Draper, formerly of the Mas
sachusetts national guard, was won
by Private Furbee.
The score made at the shoot were
Company A 200 yard3 slow fire.
198; 300 yards slow fire. 1S7; 200 yards
rapid fire, 159; total 544.
Company B 200 yards slow
161; 300 yards slow fire, 170;
yards rapid fire, 160; total 491.
Company F 200 yards slow
168; 300 yards slow fire, 125;
yards rapid fire, 152; total 465.
To Meet AKin.
A return match is being considered
by the companies and it will be held
at Geneseo within the course of the
next month if the present plans do
not fail. Captain Ed Dunavin and the
members of his team from uie, local
company feel certain that they can
take the laurels from the Geneseo
team on thejr' grounds as easily a
thy did here. v
Notice to Contractors.
Bids will be received at the office
of Wallace Treichler. engineer. Rock
Island. 111., 9 a. m., Sept. 10, 1908, for
the following items:
One brick pumping station, 24x40
One 110 h. p. boiler.
One 75 h. p. steam engine.
One 75 h. p. gasoline engine.
One 20-iuch centrifugal pump.
One 110 h. p. suction gas producer
plant and engine.
Bids for machinery -to be f. o. b..
Muscatine, Iowa, and also erected. All
bids to be accompanied by cash or a
certified check payable to commis
sioners of Drury drainage district for
10 per cent of bid.
W. TREICHLER, Engineer.
II. V. FISHER.
C. LI LLI BRIDGE,
' C. A. CARLSON,
AU tne news all the time THE
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The Next Bi
And the Best
Rock Island's Great Exposition
Sept. 28-Oct. 3.
Exposition Park. 18th ave. and 9th st.
Organized and Conducted by Our Own People.
A Remarkable Array of
High Class Attractions
Webb's Educated Seals
Novello's Trained Elephants and Ponies
Two of the most wonderful animal acts ever
shown in America.
Contortionists, Gymnasts and Acrobats
The Great Merodio Troupe
Xhe Byrne Trio
Aerial performers direct from Berlin.
Many Other Astounding Features With
out Extra Charge.
Magnificent Illumination of the Park. Startling
Manhattan Beach Program. '
A Permanent Amusement Enterprise for
the Three Cities The First and
Easily the Best.
IS THROWN FROM BUGGY
Moline Man Is Seriously Hurt in Acci
dent in Davenport.
Silas Gamble of Moline was seri
ously Injured in an accident in Daven
port yesterday, while driving to the
home of a niece. His horse went off
a culvert and overturned the buggy
ILLINOIS THEATER BUILDING
into the ditch, throwing ojt Mr. Gam
ble and his niece. Fay Gamble. The
child escaped uninjured, but Mr. Gam
ble sustained fractures of two ribs, a
severe wound over the right eye, and
severe bruise's about the legs. He fell
under the horse, and would probably
have been killed had not vitnesses of
the accident come to his aid at once. '