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THE ROCK -ISLAND ARGUS,-TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1909.
TAKES OWN LIFE
Former Davenport Boy, With
Brilliant Future, Blows
Out Brains. i
BODY IS FOUND BY MOTHER
yo Known Motive for the Tragedy,
Which Takes Place in Chicago
Home of the Family.
The host of tri-clty friends of W. P.
gissell, at one time a leading Daven
port hardware merchant, will be griev
ed to learn of the tragic death of his
f son, Wayne P. Bissell. which occurred
f at the family home in Chicago Satur
i cay. The senior Blesell was formerly
j engaged in the hardware business at
f-23 Brady street. Davenport, under the
! firm name of V. P. Bissell & Co., the
I Junior member of the firm being S. &L
i Reynolds, the present head of the bus
In 1888 the family left Davenport,
taking with them their bright 5-year-old
son, "Wayne, the pride of his par-
ents heart. It was this son who com-
'. mitted suicide Saturday.
Leave No Explanation.
The Chicago Examiner contained a
'photo of the young man aud the fol
flowing details of his sad death:
"Wayne P. Bissell, 26 years old. so
ciety man and fellow member with
. James A. Patten, Harrison B. Riley
i and others in the fashionable Evan
' Eton club, also popular in the Evanston
Country club, is dead by hi3 own hand.
He ended his life Saturday afternoon
in the basement of the home qf his par-
onta. Mr. and Mrs. William P. Bissell,
I 1208 Maple avenue, by shooting.
"He left no explanation for his act
and his parents have not the remotest
i idea why, with a brilliant career ap
rarently before him, no love, financial
l or business affairs to cause him worry,
I lie should kill himseif. lie had iust
; been appointed to the responsible po- j
i sltion of western sales manager for tho '.
Compound Manufacturing company,
229 Broadway, New York, and was op- ;
timlstically looking forward to sue- j
Ite-volTer in Hand. !
! "When the body was discovered by
his mother he was conscious and still '.
grasped the revolver in his right hand, i
but lapsed into unconsciousress be- :
fore the arrival of the police and with- ;
out making a statement. Young Bis- j
sell entered the house at 3 o'clock from j
his customary trip to the business dis- j
trict and sat for a few minutes in the i
sitting rcom, chatting with his mother, j
Then he got up and went to the base-;
ment. - !
"After he had been absent fcr al- j
most an hour she became curious as
to what was delaying him. She found !
him at the foot of the stairs with a j
bullet in hiaj-ight temple. !
"Chief Schafer investigated the !
ishootine and announced it a 'nlJiin rasr
of suicide.' Neither Mr. Bissell nor j
his wife heard the report of the revol-;
ver, though both were in the house at
the time, uisseus tatner i? sales
agent fcr the American Steel & Wire
t company, 403 West Lake street, Chicago.
Denies Former Attempt.
"It was rumored about Evanston
that Bissell had attempted to commit
suicide a year ago last August. His
father denied this report and said that
his son was shot at that time, but it
was by the accidental discharge of a
f - revolver which he had picked up from
a table in his room.
" 'Later,' said the father, 'he was at
tended by Dr. W. W. Grant of Denver,
- and I asked him if it could be possible
mat w ayne naa mniciea me wouna
himself. He informed me that it was
not possible.' "
LOUIS BLER10T INJURED
Aviator Collides With House in Inhi
bition at Constantinople.
Constantinople, Dec. 14. Louis Bier
iot, the French aeroplanist who flew
across "the English channel and who
has had more narrow escapes from
death than any other aviator, met with
a serious accident yesterday.
He was giving an exhibition in the
presence of an immense crowd when
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his aeroplane collided with a house.
The machine turned over and Bierio:
fell to the ground. It is feared he was
internally hurt. His machine was
Rock Island, III., Dec. 13, 1909.
ni.y MFI PPTTY THIPF Kditr.r of the Argus: Some time
"""Ii IVIhN rul I I nlC.r ago there appeared a brief comment m
. , I your editorial columns to the effect
Captain Franklin, West I omt Trens-1 that u wag an ev;dence that prohibi
wrer, fJets Two an.l a Half ears, j Uon dQeg no prohiljit that the ,nternal
New York. Dec. 14. Captain j revenue for 1909 showed that more
Thomas Franklin. U. S. A., twice v.hiskv was withdrawn for ennsiimn-
Claims Figures Misrepresented
hy the Whisky Trust Counsel
Honing that the time will
commended by General Chaffee and
General Oti3 for distinguished serv
ice in China and at Manila, plead
guilty yesterday to a long series of
petty embezzlements from the mess
fund of the West Point cadets as com
missary and treasurer of the United
States Military academy. was
sentenced to two 3rears and six
months in the federal penitentiary
at Atlanta, Ga. His counsel gave no
tice he would apply for a writ of er
ror and . review. Captain Franklin
J had charge of the pty checks of the
cadets, which he deposited with the
United States subtreasury in this city
and drew against -for mess supplies.
His defalcations ran to $5,650. The
sentence automatically cashiers Cap
tain Franklin from the army and de
prives his family'of any prospect of a
There's a Reason."
Many persons find themselves af
fected with a persistent cough after
an attack of influenza.. As this cough
can he promptly cured by the use cf
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy, it
should not be allowed to run on until
It 'becomes troublesome. Sold by all
tion during the past year, (in spite of
the fact that thousands of saloons had
been closed by the Anti-Saloon league
recently), than ever before. I suppose
you were mlsft-d by the falsified figures
published shortly before the last local
option elections in Illinois by Levy
Mayer, the general counsel of the
whisky trust. The Illinois Issue of
Dec. 10 contains an exposure of thi3
latest move of the liquor forces. The
story is too long to reproduce here, but
you have no doubt received a copy of
the Issue and can read it there. The
figures issued by the commission vt
internal revenue had been manipulated
by Mayer until it appeared that over
consumed during 19C8 than during
1908. But the real facts of the case,
as the above article shows, are, that
almost 5.000,000 gallons less were con
sumed in 1909 than in 1903, and al
most 20,000,000 gallons less than Id
This is only another evidence of the
frauds to which th? liquor " fellows
constantly resort to defend them
selves. No doubt Mayer's lying helped
to turn several towns wet in the last
soon come (when these ' unprincipled
enemies of 'the public good will be
fully exposed. I am.
Yours very sincerely,
IRA O. NOTHSTEIN.
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