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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1909.
THE ARGUS SANTA
Poor Children of the City Will
Be Taken Care of Annually
at Christmas. 1
EXPERIMENT IS SUCCESS
Potter, In Moline, exploded when, a
Are was started In the stove Saturday
and wrecked the kitchen. The cook
fortunately left the kitchen after light
ing; tne nre, otherwise he might have
been killed. The damage was $300.
The restaurant, which is located on
Fourth avenue between Fifteenth and
Sixteenth streets, will be closed a
week for repairs.
Two Hindred and Seventy Little
Ones Who Would Have Been
Disappointed, Made Happy.
The Argus Santa Claus fund is a
permanent Institution. In future
years children may look to it to act
In their behalf with the saint of toy
land, as was done so successfully and
satisfactorily the present season.
Two hundred and seventy little folk3
belonging to the poor families of the
cityland suburbs were provided gifts
Wli'goodies through The Argus Santa
f.cOb'und, as has been announced
heretofore. The Argus asks no reward,
ndr does it expect any, beyond the
comfort that comes in the knowledge
that no little heart suffered the disap
v ointment of a cheerless Christmas.
,Jf there were any who did, it was not
t the fault of The Argus, or of the good
' women, particularly Miss Din a Ram
s.;r, secretary of the Associated Chari
ties, and Miss Mamie Giles, officer of
the "Visiting Nurse association, both of
, whom unselfishly devoted their clays
and their nights in the interest of the
little folks who either had no one to
care for .hem'or whose parents were
numberc .aniong the poverty-stricken
unfortunates, a quota of whom belongs
to every community In the land.
Did You T)o Your Dutyf
There were numbers of the children
whose names, upon request, were fur
nished by The Argus, to men and wo
men and girls in the city who desired
'1 personally to play Santa Claus to a
specifiori number of young folks. It
was a pretty sentiment that prompted
Iheso persons to ask for the names and
addressses of the poor children, and
The Argus hopes that they did not fall
Ehort of tho responsibility that they
volutarily assumed. It does not be
lieve that any one failed in her or his
The Aigus is in a fair way to know
of the condition of the people gener
ally of the city. Through its news
sources daily it hears of cases the cir
cumstances of which would move a
heart of stone. Invariably one or more
innocent children are the chief suffer-'t-rs,
because they are unable to do or
care for themselves.
Kin din k a Way
The Argus realized that it was no
easy task to list the names and ad
dresses of the offspring in the homes of
the poor hereabout. Too, there is a
delicacy in intervention by outside
agencies at such a season when de
voted fathers and mothers, no matter
what their circumstances, cling close
ly to their young and carry them to
wards the skies in their stories of
Christmas and what it stands for and
what It brings to all of their kind.
This The Argus was conscious of, but
it knew that there was a way of reach
ing these homes without giving of
fense, and they were reached.
In its work The Argus was support
ed most loyally by the Misses Ramser
and Giles, and, in behalf of the chil
dren who were made happy through
the fund distribution, it publicly ex
tends its thanks to them.
Scope to Be Enlarged
For future Christmases the scope of
The Argus Santa Claus fund will be
enlarged, and the work will be under
taken earlier than was the case this
year. The first experiment was a suc
cess far beyond the anticipations of
The Argus, The response of the pub
lic was commendably generous In
deed. Many men displayed sentiments
and acts that it was not believed
they possessed. True to the spirit of
the season, they became even as chil
dren. The Argus rarely has witnessed
such expressions of beautifully tender
sentiment as was evidenced in so many
instances during the conduct of the
Santa Claus fund work.
Fire Early This Morning in the Rock
Island Yards at Foot of Thirty-first
The two-story frame building east
of the roundhouse of the Rock Island
road at Thirty-first; street formerly
used as a storehouse, repair shop and
quarters for some of the crews, was
destroyed by Are at 12:20 this morn
ing. The men who lodged in the
building had placed some clothes over
the radiators to dry them out. These
caught fire, and the men did not make
an effort to extinguish the blaze. Af
ter the fire had gained a good headway
the department was called. There are
no facilities there with which to fight
a fire, and the department was hand
icapped. The building was gutted. It
contained a large quantity of lumber,
and supplies for engines. The loss
will be $500, covered by insurance.
PIERCE, MINE VICTIM,
HERE SEVERAL YEARS
Formerly a Member of Local Corps
of Government River Engineers.
W. T. Pierce, one of the victims cf
the coal mine explosion at Herrin, 111.,
Thursday of last week, for six years
was connected with the local offices
of the United States river engln rs,
making his home in this city. He
leaves his wife and child.
Mr. Pierce was reared in Mt. Car
roll, 111. Two years ago he left the
government service to become engi
neer for a number of coal mines in
the vicinity of Herrin. Mr. Pierce was
on an inspection trip in mine A of the
Chicago & Carterville Coal company's
group when the disaster oocured. With
him were two men and a boy. They
were carrying open lamps. From these
the gas ignited, causing the explosion.
The four members of the party were
killed. There were eight deaths In all.
GO TO HOSPITAL
Following Orders to Get Out
Christmas Morning and
OBJECT TO HOLIDAY LABOR
Physician Prescribes Exercise for
Them, However, and They Re
turn to Work.
Restaurant Kitchen Wrecked.
Frozen water pipes connected with
a steel range in the restaurant of Phil
- A 7,-
If you find, after making your
holiday purchases, that you have
"not enough money left to meet
your regular bills, write or phone
-to us, and we will bring you any
amount from $5 up.
We will loan It to you on your
furniture, piano, team, or other
personal property, without re
moval. You may return It In
weekly or monthly payments,
which will be so small you will
not miss them.
Sixty cents per week pays a
$25 loan In 50 weeks; $1.20 per
week pays a $50 loan In 50 weeks.
(These rates are positively lower
than any offered by other com
panies). If you need money for any pur
pose, and, want It quick and with
out publicity, do not hesitate, but
come tois at once. Our agent
will call on you almost anywhere
within 40 miles of Davenport.
v "Private and ' Reliable"
TRI-CITY LOAN CO.
219 Brady street, Davenport
Iowa. Old phone N. 2425;
new phone 242.
Open Wednesday and' Saturday
Nlghta - , ,
Lester Kuehl left Saturday noon
David Blackstock is home among his
friends for the holidays.
Dr. C. E. Robb of Chicago is in
the city visiting his parents.
Miss Julia Melchoir went to Peoria
Saturday for a visit of one week.
Captain Alexander Lamont of Alton
has returned to hi3 home after a visit
Dale Sidles' of Clarinda, Iowa, Is
making a vieit In the city with rela
tives. Herbert Cary will leave tonight for
Uma, Tenn., for a visit of several
Mr. and Mrs. R, W. Smedley have
returned from Hillsdale, where they
Charles Guffy and sister of Omega,
Kan., are visiting at the home of their
aunt, Mrs. J. H. Cleland.
W. B. O'Malley will arrive home to
night after having spent Christmas
with his parents at Dixon.
Mrs. D. A. Flannigan and daughter,
Misa Jessie, have returned from a
short visit in Chicago.
Master John Hawes left this morn
ing for Fulton, where he will spend a
few days with his grandparents.
W. A.-Norris is recovering from the
effects of a severe stroke of paralysis
which came upon him about two weeks
Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Welch of the Illi
nois theatre building are the parents
of a nine-pound boy which arrived
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Van Trump
i and daughter Mary of Kansas City
are visiting at the home of Mrs. Van
Trump's mother, Mts. Elizabeth Coyne.
William Flannigaa and daughter El-
i len of Buckley, 111., after visiting the
past few days with Thomas Flannigan
and family, 520 Tvrenty-second street,
returned home last evening.
James Montgomery of Sioux City
and Dr. Alex Montgomery of Okla-
i homa are visiting at the home of
their mother ,Mrs. J. T. Montgom
ery. Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Plummer have
returned from Chicago, where they
spent Christmas. They were accom
panied home by their son Howard of
Minneapolis, who will visit here for a
F. A. Hart, who has been in charge
of the holiday passenger traffic for his
road at Winnipeg, has returned to the
city to assume his regular duties as
division passenger agent of the Bur
lington. Mr. and Mts. James Knowlton of
Morgantown, W. Va., are here to spend
the holidays with their relatives. Mr.
Knowlton is now engaged in the ce
ment production business at Morgaa
town, having established a plant of his
own, and in which he is prospering.
Licensed to Wed.
Julius Claeys McCausland
Miss Augusta For ret Rock Island
Elmer EL Reed..... Illinois City
Miss Laura M. Morehead. . Illinois City
John P. Lyle ......Oklahoma City
Miss Margaret C. Frey Rock Island
Walter B. Tompkins....... Andalusia
MJbb Amelia E. Behave Andalusia
A glance in the hospital at Rock Is
land arsenal yesterday or Saturday
would have given the casual observer
the impression that either a war was
In progress or that an epidemic of
some kind had broken out among the
There were in the neighborhood of
30 soldiers in the hospital and they
all appeared fully resigned to death
and were apparently awaiting It with
great glee and gusto. When a staff
physician from this city arrived to
look over the sick list, the number of
patients dwindled down one at a time
until finally only one was left who was
considered really sick and his case was
by no means serious. The rest were
for the most part given a prescription
calling for a dose of castor oil and
plenty of open air exercise. ,
Disliked Shoveling Snow.
It seems that the reason at the bot
tom of the sudden increase in the hos
pital list size was that the soldiers ob
jected to being ordered out to shovel
the snow from the many sidewalks and
roads on the island and that they were
taking this means of showing" their
disapproval. Saturday morning they
were ordered to get brooms and shov
els and to clear paths despite the fact
that there was no work on the island
that day. The soldiers felt that they
ought to have a day off from labor on
account of it being Christmas, but dis
cipline compelled them to obey orders,
and they had to work. They took sick
rapidly, however, and pne after an
other went to the hospital for treat
ment until that institution was full and
no more would be admitted. Those
who were slow in getting onto the
dodge ha4 to do the greater part of the
All Sort of Diseases.
The sick men were apparently ailing
from a thousand different causes, and
it was thought for a time that a whole
corps of army surgeons would have to
be called in for duty. One soldier had
appendicitis, another had something
wrong with his liver, another was suf
fering from this and another from that.
But when their cases had been investi
gated it was found that there was
nothing to them, and one after an
other they were discharged from the
hospital with the advice that they
ought to take some outdoor exercise to
get rid of their ills.
Some Heal Kicking;.
The men did not all confine them
selves to trying to get out of working
on Christmas by playing off sick. Some
of the bolder ones raised real objec
tions and there were many mutterings
of discontent. Major Hof, commanding
officer in the absence of Colonel Hobbs,
who Is away at Washington, stated
this morning that if any discontent
ment existed it had not been brought
to his notice, and that there would be
no let-up in discipline, and that he did
not believe the men would want such
are counted it is safe to estimate that
almost 100,000 pieces of matter went
through the postoffice each day for the
past week. The rush is not yet over
and the amount of mail handled each
day is far above the average, but It is
expected that after New Year's day
the rush w'U be over with.
Eiprna Office Swamped.
The Wells-Fargo Express company
passed through its first Christmas
season here' last week, and so had
no standard of comparison. The
company, however, handled an enor
mous amount of packages. The Ad
ams' Express company reports the
heaviest week in its experience lo
cally. The office is still swamped
with the packages today. The Unit
ed States Express and American Ex
press companies handled just about
the same amount as usual.
Isaiah P. Wilson.
Word was received here yesterday
of the death of Isaiah P. Wilson Christ
mas morning at his home at Tacoma,
Wash. Death was caused by rneu
monia. The funeral services were
held today from the home at- Tacoma
and burial took place there.
Deceased was born in Pennsylvania
76 years ago. He served as a private
through the civil war. In 18SC he took
up his resfdence in Rock Island and
for many years was engaged in the
real estate business. He moved from
this city to Tacoma a little more than
a year ago and had made that place
his home since that time. He was a
member of John Graham post, G. A.
R. of Moline. He is survived by his
wife, three daughters, Mrs. Grace At
kinson, Nellie and Bertha Wilson, all
at home, and a son, Charles, in Den
ver. Funeral of Mrs. Margaret R. Lee.
The remains of Mrs. Margaret R.
Lee arrived here yesterday morning
from Minneapolis over the Burlington
road and were taken to the home of
her daughter. Mrs. F. C. Denkmann,
525 Twenty-sixth street. Funeral serv
ices were held yesterday afternoon at
2 o'clock. Dr. W. S. Marquis, pastor
pf the Broadway Presbyterian church,
conducted the services. The pallbear
ers were Phil Mitchell, C. K. Mixter,
T. B. Davis, Fred Reimers, George Sud
low and W. H. Marshall. The serv
ices at the grave were private. Burial
was in Chippiannock cemetery.
SINKS IN STORM'S SWEEP
(Continued from Page One.)
RUSH IS STILL ON
Busiest Week in History of the
Bock Island Postoffice
MUCH MAIL IS HANDLED
Two Immense Deliveries Take Care
of Final Hush Before Christmas -
Should Knd at Xew Year's.
The Rock Island postoffice has just
passed through the busiest week in its
history and one which taxed the post
master and his employes to the ut
most. The ideal weather which at
tended Christmas this year resulted iu
an unusual amount of business being
done and the mails were used in send-"
ing presents as they were never used
Despite this fact, arrangements at
the local postoffice were so perfect
that had it not been for the lateness
of many of the trains on Christmns
due to the snow storm every piece of
Christmas mail would have been de
livered before the day was over. A3
it Was, all' the mail which was in the
office was taken ,-care of and every
piece of outgoing mail was sent out
during the day. Two immense de
liveries were made, one on Friday and
one on Saturday, by the aid of express
wagons, a dozen of which were hired
for that purpose. They were filled,
with mail matter of all kinds from
postcards to parcels weighing four
pounds which under the postal law is
the limit allowed mail matter.
Maay Cardu Handled.
Some idea of the immense amount
of work done at the office may be
gained when it is known that during
the past week an average of about 40,
000 postcards alone were handled by
the clerks. Some days this number
was as high as 60.000 and it never
went far below 30,000 The prospects
are that the average will be maintain
ed for the remainder of this week, and
then it will come down to the normal
figure again. When the letters and
other parcels handled at the postoffice
covered to a depth of four feet with
Fifty families in the vicinity of Sau
gus river were driven from their homes
by the tide; and many were taken out
of their houses in boats.
Fallen wires for a radius of 20 or 30
miles around Boston and throughout
southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode
Island made it necessary to cut out
completely electric lighting plants in
those communities which were served
by the overhead Bystem. Large cities,
such as Cambridge, Somerville, Lynn,
Brockton. Providence, Fall River and
New Bedford, were in darkness, except
for the light afforded by the moon.
Seventy-Mile Gale nt Frlce'a Neck
Newport, R, I., Dec. 27. The wind
attained a velocity of over 70 miles an
hour yesterday, and at high tide the
waves broke against the life saving
station .t Price's Neck.
On Nantasket beach, in Hull, tho
damage to property is estimated at
Beverly, the summer home of Presi
dent Taft, is cut off from communica
tion with the outside world by tele
phone and telegraph. A messenger
from there late last night said that the
storm and tide caused great damage
along the water front.
3Tewr Yorlt Snowbound
New York, Dec. 2". New York and
its environs were practically snow
bound for the first time this winter.
The west wing of railroad service was
almost wholly cut off, wire communica
tion in every direction was crippled,
metropolitan streets were blocked with
snow, and shipping, even within pro
tection of the harbor, suffered consid
The derangement of railroad traffic
was one of the most serious experi
enced in several years. Trains from
the south and west bore the worst of
the delay, service in these directions
being practically cut off all day, while
the upstate and Canadian trains were
from one to three hours behind their
The two 18-hour Chicago trains were
delayed to an almost record breaking
limit, the Pennsylvania, due here at
9:54 a. m., having failed to arrive up to
8 o'clock last night, and the New York
Central's Chicago flyer, due here at
10:20 a. m., being over 7 hours late.
KILLED AND MAIMED
IN A CAR WRECK
Detroit, Dec. 27. Frank Kendall,
aged 28, of Plymouth, Mass., was
crushed to death and Richard Roe,
aged 7, of Detroit, had one hand cut
off and is in a critical condition and
a score of other passengers were less
seriously hurt as a result of an inter
urban car on the Detroit United Rail
way Jumping tracks and tipping over
last night on a curve four miles north
LODGE JAN. 18
Expected That . the Charter
Membership Will Be a
TO HAVE OWN CLUB HOUSE
Evidence of Cruel Crime.
Loveland, Ohio, Pec. 27. Fire early
today destroyed the home of L. Sonne-
calf and caused the death of Rosa and
Paul Sonnecalf, aged 8 and 5 respect
ively. The coroner's investigation dis
closed the fact the skulls of the two
children were crushed with a hammer.
Burned Himself Instead.
Stlllmore, Ga., Dec. 27. John Mur
phy was burned to death in pail here
last night while trying to burn his way
to freedom."" . ,
Gymnasium Supported by Supreme
Lodge to Be One of the Lead
The formal installation of a local
lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose, a
secret fraternal organization, is to take
place on the night of Jan. 18 under aus
picious circumstances, according to the
plans of National Organizer I. W. Cun-'
ningham. A special train from Chicago
and Peoria will bring the big Moose
band from Peoria and the supreme offi
cers from the east, including J. J.
Davis of New York and J. B. Price of
A large number of Rock Islanders
has been enrolled as charter members
of the order, and Mr. Cunningham
places his expectations on a total mem
bership of 1,000 for the local lodge. It
is planned to provide a capacious
Moose home with well equipped club
rooms. The local lodge will be known
as Rock Island lodge 190.
Open to (he I.ndlea
In regard to the Moose home and
club, Mr. Cunningham said: "It is
planned to make the home a gentle
men's club house, open to every mem
ber of Rock Island lodge and occasion
ally to the mothers, wives, sisters and
daughters. Social occasions for the
ladies especially will be held about
once a month.
The home will be fitted with every
appliance for the comfort of members,
and among the features of the Moose
club will be a first class gymnasium
which will be under the supreme super
vision of Judge F. D. Fox of Peoria
and supported by the supreme lodge.
Rock Island will have its local director
New to the Wemt
The Loyal Order of Moose has been
in existence for 24 years, but has been
comparatively unknown in the weBt
until recently. The society is open to
all citizens for membership who are of
the white race engaged in lawful occu
pations and of good standing In the
TO BE A BIG AFFAIB
Six Hundred Will Attend Tri
City Banquet of Knights of
TO FOLLOW THE INITIATION
"Old King 'Coal
Was a Merry Old
A Merry Old Soul
Was He," etc.
Most of us remember the ml4
rhyme, but it isn't so foaar
when he presents his bill. Es
pecially bo, when we ar not
prepared caught us napping,
and we were not looking- for
Never mind If you are short
of cash let us furnlfh what
you need. You ran take your
time paying us hark : our meth
ods provide for (hat; rail and
see; Investiirate our plan Is all
we ask It we don't satisfy
you we won't expect you to
We loan in amounts from
(10 up, tuklntf a lien on per
sonal property, furniture, pi
anos, horses, etc; hut we do
not disturb the property.
You will be agreeably sur
prised at our reasonable terms
and easy plan of repayment.
The most liberal rebate on
loans paid before date, and
this Is an Important point for
you to consider. Everything
we agree to do embodied In a
contract .of which you are fur
nished a copy. .Anything fair
er than this?
Confidential dealing, of course.
FIDELITY LOAN CO
Room 40:1 Rest Building, Fourth Floor, Hock Island.
Old Phone West 514. 'ew Phone OOll.
Dorotliy LIscher, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred LIscher, and G. Decker
French, son o? Colonel G. Watson
French, and Phil Sonntag. Jr., and
Miss Elsa Petersen, daughter of Mrs.
ANIMAL RUNS AWAY
Young I July Occupant a Left Lying in
the Snow, but Fortunately Are
Uninjured in Accident.
Class of 101 Candidates Will Re Re
'ceived Into the Order Next
Sunday at Moline.
The program for the annual tri-city
initiation of the Knights of Columbus,
to be held Sunday, Jan. 2, at Moline,
has been completed. On that date 101
candidates from the councils of the
three cities will be received into the
order, 51 of whom are from Loras
council, Davenport, and 25 from Allou
ez council, Rock Island, and 25 from
Leo council, Moline.
The candidates will meet Sunday
morning at their local lodge halls and
will then go to the Manufacturers' ho
tel in Moline. They will march from
there in a body to St. Mary's Catholic
church,' where high mass will be cele
brated by Father J. S. Kelly, pastor of
the church. At the conclusion of the
services at the church there will be
adjournment for dinner. The knights
and candidates will reassemble at 2
o'clock at Swedish Olive hall, where
the candidates will be put through the
second and third degrees by a team
from Chicago. At 8 o'clock in the
evening a banquet will be served at
Skinner annex. It is expected that
covers will be laid for 600. Several
hundred knights from Muscatine. Clin
ton, DeWitt and other neighboring
towns are expected at the exercises,
rrogram for Banquet.
The following program will be giv
en in connection with the banquet,
J. E. Murphy of Moline, filling the
position of toastmaster:
Invocation Father J. S. Kelly,
Address of welcome W. R. Moore
Vocal Miss Mary Murphy, Mo
line. Address, "Conscience in Our Af
fairs" William D. Munhall. Chi
cago. . Address, "The Twentieth Century
Knight" James J. Maher, Chicago,
state deputy of Illinois.
Vocal solo A. A. Burt, Rock Is
land. Address. "Things That Are Cae
sar's" Judge M. J. Wade. Iowa City.
Vocal selection The Misses Mur
Address, "Good Fellowship"
Joseph J. Kelly, Chicago, district
To Be Cilven Dexreea Thl Kvenlna:.
The Moline candidates and 11 of
the candidates from the local coun
cil will be given the first degree thi3
evening at Moline. The other can
didates from Rock Island and those
from Davenport were given their
first degree lastTuesday evening in
Three" young ladies had a narrow
escape from serious injury yesterday
afternoon while out for a sleigh ride.
They were driving east on Fifth ave
nue and were having a merry time.
Somehow or other when they arriv
ed at Twenty-ninth street the sleigh
overturned, dumping the girls in the
snow and frightening the horse into
running away. The young ladies
soon picked themselves up and after
taking an inventory found that none
of them had been hurt. The horse
by this time was at Thirtieth street
and still running, although the sleigh
was proving a heavy load to drag, as
it was lying on Its side.
At Thirty-first street some soldiers
from the arsenal, who were on their
way down town, made an attempt to
stop the horse, but it eluded them.
In doing ho, however, it turned the
sleigh over still further and grad
ually the load became more than the
animal could stand. It ran another
half block and sank down in the
snow. The soldiers pursued it and
loosened it from its harness, where
upon It regained its feet and was able
to return to its mistresses shortly.
Canadian Pacific 179 Vs
Illinois Central 147
C. & 0 86
B. R. T .' 79 Va
B. & 0 117Va
Locomotive 59 14
St. Paul t 157
Copper J 87
Republic Steel preferred 104 V
Republic Steel common 45
Southern Railway 81
HAS DAY OF PEACE
Only Few Imbibe Too Freely During
Last 48 Hours Magistrate
Fines These This Morning.
Two Davenport" uetrothal announce
ments of Christmas day of Interest to
tri-city society were those of Mlds
Today in the Markets
Chicago, Dec. 27. Following are the
Quotations on the market today:
December. 117, 119. 116. 118.
May, 111, 112V2, 110. 111.
July..K2, 102, 101, 101. '
December, 64. C4. 63. 63.
May, 07, C7, C7. 67.
July, 67, 67, 6G. 66T
December, 44, 45, 44, 44.
May, 45, 40, 45, 45.
July, 43, 44, 43, 432
Pork. January, 21.75, 21.85, 21.75. 21.S5.
May, 21.92, 21.90. 21.75, 21.75.
January, 12.65, 12.C5, 12.35. 12.C3.
May, 12.02, 12.05, 11.95. 11.92.
January. 11.50, 11.55, 11.50, 11.50.
May, 11.45, 11.47, 11.40, 11.40.
Receipts today Wheat. 4S; corn,
376; oats, 143; hogs, IS.flOO; cattlo.
15,0X; sheep, 10,000.
Estimated receipts Tuesday Hog's,
Hog" market opened 5 cents higher.
Hogs loft over. 4.900. Light, $7.90 n
S.40; mixed and butchers, $S.10iS.55:
good heay. $S.20fi 8.C0; rough heavy,
$8.20 Si S.40.
Cattle market opened 10 cents
higher. Sheep market opened 5 and
10 cents higher.
Hog market closed 10 and 20 cents
higher than Friday. Bulk sales. JS.J0
8.C0; light. $S.O08.55; mixed and
butchers, $8.15??8.C5; good heavy,
$S.l 5-38.C5; rough heavy. $8.3008.43.
Cattle market closed strong.
Sheep market closed strong.
Minneapolis Today, 590; last week,
254; last year. 885.
Duluth Today. 43; last week, 43;
last year. 265.
Liverpool exchange closed.
New York Stocks.
New York. Doc. 27. Following are
the quotations on the .stock market to
day: Gas U 5H
Union Pacific 201 i
U. S. Steel preferred 125
U. S. Steel common 90
Rock Island preferred 914
Rock Island common 514
Southern Pacific 133
New York Central 124
Missouri Pacific 70
Great Northern ;..Ml3
Northern Pacific 144li
L. & N. 15C
The police force had an unusually
quiet time considering that Christmas
was followed by Sunday. There were
very few people who indulged to ex
cess and had to be taken to Jail. Sev
eral fell by the wayside, however, and
received their deserts this morning
when they were brought before Police
Magistrate C. J. Smith. Sam McCuI
lough was sentenced to spend 10 days
with the sheriff at the county Jail as
the result of his having become drunk
and while in that condition made him
self obnoxious by begging on the cor
ners from passers. Tom Black was
given 20 days in which to work off a
heavy Jag which he accumulated Sat
urday night. Fred Smith was fined
$2 and costs and Tom Burch suffered
likewise for having become drunk and
disorderly. They were all hauled In
Saturday evening and fined this morning.
MANY NEW CASES FILED
January Term ff the Circuit Court
Will lie Kept Busy.
.The total number of cases which
have been filed with the circuit clerk
for hearings before the January tsrm
of the circuit court is 80, of which 28
are on the law side of the docket and
the remainder on the chancery. Of
the latter 29 are petitions asking for
divorce. The January term of the
court commences the first Monday in
the month and the January grand Jury
convenes at the same time. Despite
the fact that a branch court was es
tablished here for Feveral months, tho
docket was not considerably lightened
and the number of cases filed for the
coming term will keep it as large as
TRIED TO COMMIT SUICIDE
Mrs. M. ICingle is Tried for Her San
ity an a HcmiH.
Mrs. M. Rlnple. 311 Forty fifth
Mreet, was brought into the county
court this afternoon to be tried for her
sanity. Christmas morning Mrs. Rin
plo jumped into a cistern and tried to
end her life, but her husband arrived
on the sceno In time to prevent her
from carrying out her purpose. She
has been ill for a long time and It Is
thought that her mind has given way
under the strain.
BARRETT SPEAKS IN MOLINE
Director Bureau of KepublicH to Give
Address at Chili Jbuiquet There.
John Barrett of Washington, di
rector of the international bureau of
American republics, today accepted
an invitation to give the address at
the annual banquet of the Moline
club the evening of Feb. 22. Hia
subject will be "America's Greatest
The annual reunion of the S. B. B.
tlub was held Saturday evening at the
Hotel Harms. Dinnr was served and
covers were laid for 12.
on Gas Stoves and
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