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7 W NEWS : OFlTffirEKEBOi
Damage by Bursted Pip. A burst
ed water pipe in the basement of the
Hill store at 112 East Second street
did considerable damage to surplus
slock carried in the basement before
it was discovered early Thursday
morning. The first knowledge of the
incident was gained by the clerks.
When they arrived Friday morning
they found cases and tables in the
basement floating around "near the
ceiling. The stock carried in the base
v ment consisted of underwear, hosiery,
knit goods, ladies' wrappers, men's
clothing, and miscellaneous merchan
dise. The damage to stock alone will
r amount to more than $2,000, accord
ing to Mt. Hill.
Local Shippers and Northwestern.
; An important meeting of the Daven
: port Manufacturers' association was
4- held yesterday afternoon at the Com
mercial club to discuss the question of
freight rates In connection with the
entrance of the Chicago & Northwest
ern into Davenport. The shippers are
." all enthusiastic at the prospect of
having this road come into Davenport,
but want to be assured that the ques
tion of freight rates is properly settled
before the city grants any concessions
to either the I. & I. or the Northwest
ern. What the shippers want is one
hilling to tho Iowa distance tariff
mileage basis from Davenport to any j 54 57 Wavne
meeting to confer with . Mayor Scott
and the city council.
Obituary Record. Miss Rose Leis
ner died yesterday after a lingering
illness. She was born in Davenport
and raised here,' receiving her educa
tion in the public schools here. She
leaves to mounuher loss her mother,
Mrs. Elise Leisner. and four sisters.
Mrs. Kate Kluer, Mrs. Hulda Goos and
the Misses Emilie and Clara at home.
The funeral services will be held from
the family residence. 217 Warren
Street, tomorrow afternoon at 2
Thomas Swainson, aged 46 years,
died Thursday at Mercy hospital after
a short Illness. He had been at the
hospital a few days. But few facts are
known concerning his past life -except
that he was one of a crowd of men
who came to Bettendorf some time ago
and secured employment.
John Ohleen died Thursday at the
age of 81 years. He was born .in
Krohn Prince, Dittmarcher, Germany,
and in the year 1864 came to America
and direct to Davenport. Later he
moved to Gilberttown where he lived
several years and thence to Pleasant
Valley where he farmed for some time.
retiring 20 years ago. . He is survived
by his wife..
Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Boyd have re
turned home after attending the fu-
nerol of Mrs. Boyd's sister, Mrs.
George C. Kober. whose suddes as
unexpected death occured in Chicago
I Monday noon. Mrs. Kober h3d come
; out from Kdgerton, Ohio, to attend a
1 family r ci'.: it inn nil Phpictnaa Hov at
the home of Mrs. Richard K. Smith of wneuu r '
pclnt on tne Northwestern road in
Iowa . In other words, they want the
same basis to prevail as is given by
the Rock Island cr Milwaukee for the
transporting of freight from this city
to any point on iheir lines in tlu:
s'ate. It is understood that tho basis
contemplated is simply SO per cent of
the sum of the two local rates. A com
mittee was appointed at yesterday's i
four daughters, soveral grandchildren
and three sisters, including Mrs. Boyd,
were there. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd had
gone to Chicngo for the occcsion, re
turning Sunday night. Mrs. Kober
hed been in a fair state of health,
somewhat a sufferer from stomach
trouble and slight paralysis. Monday
a s'.'.dderj relsosc ended her life
age of CC years.
too, and is always pre;u
to save bis money and
around with the foolish y.
Every time I mention 1
he laughs and says nothir 1
night he asked- if Dick t iu
eat bon-bons for brealfa-i
rather leans to Tom. T.i'y
gether when Tom comes l
but mother, while agreed
him, quietly slams him to
says he'll never amount
Tom Is learning to be tj
you know, and mother
hands like those of a se M
Rut the party. I wei r.
Tom didn't seem to car-,
very well turn Dick dowt t
come a hundred miles tc 1.
Oh, the dear! The two a V :
L.JLwere there with the l
remember . me telling y ;
spread it when they g 1
lights. Why, I heard la.
the older one was to be
dressmaker. Of course, t
ly girls, and I wouldn't
that I talked about them f .
but at the same time I
ought to pay for what t;.
least. The younger one
siderably with Tom. tlur
could make me jealous, i
hit. And she i
est thing to my face. V.t
feel as though I could sera
out, she is so aggravate -have
to bear with a whok
are to lie at our house nr
evenins. They live only "
from 11s. anil I must ir.
or not. 1
ir 1,917, tiPMn tne sown 11
one wore at the party,
scandalous. I am for a g
ing her charms when she 1
but you Know what I m
ought to take some faitener
trie3 to vie with we towc
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It would have ( amination was conducted early in No-
Chords and "Discords
Lovf and CoM I'Vct.
Rock Island. Dec. 20. Dear Eciitor:
I would like you to allow space in your
by a shock on my spinal cord that felt
as thoxigh I had been shunted onto a
chunk of ice. It was a pair of co'.d !
I have never abused my
d a 1 1 o n of
pal court of
C h i c ago.
. sajRting his
f persisted in
vertebrae. Did you ever have this dis
comforting experience? We men folks
ousht to, get together and draft resolu
tions thanks to Judge Crowe for his
humane stand. ' I remember when I
say a word wife, still I have rather harshly re
in commen- minded her on different occasions that
it vas not a pleasant treat to me, es
pecially when my sleep is disturbed.
Then she t?l!s mo I don't care for her
any more. I have advised the warm
iron, but she says artificial heat is not
so effective. She came in one niht
during the cold spell after having trav-
wherein he j e!ed several blocks after a little social
discharged affair at the home of one of her wo
men friends. She couldn't have done
me a more chilly turn had she dropped
a pair of snowballs in the middle of
my back. I only hope my wife will see
this, and that more of the suffering
brethren may be heard from on thli
indignity that we have so long and
patiently borne. P. W. B.
vember in Chicago by the civil service
board, and extended over three days.
i-riw.. n mm.-h whew! Tnere witn the exceDtion of 20 minutes 01
was a stick in it. One sip was eneugn oral work, the examination was an
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for your sister Pearl. Alice rei-u,iimru wk. finy-ne iuvu
with others and. as usual, niauo an 1 i-iaimnanon. xney repnseuicu w
'e 1 if ji.o upiit to be cities and sir states. Some of the
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..- t... !. ....... a inveiv affair, best engineers of the middle we3t
fpHiineu. 11 -
jut the ame All of our set was out. ! ere among the numoer taiviug me,
I have heard the noise about Jha i examination and to have finished witn j
I o.wi si.h.r has h m uu to tneia ranKing as nign as me lucm n.
i house about four nights a week. I engineer secured is considered
1 cwn v,i, f hP ran. She's likelv splendid showing. "Tenth place w
'to be disappointed in the size of his ' the best rank I had dared hope for,!'
tiiant o.nt vnn know his father ! said Mr. Anderson. "Yes, I went up
has been running in hard lines of 1 d,lu luc uim..Uu. t f.
ml,rc. thi, t rnnfnipntial but mother ! intended to say anything about li
vHdL im vr nt a tae I ni . position carrieg a salary of $5,000
Txrrt A mnra fnllv n thp fst ap nrn. I year. &UCh
Weather Ereat. Fine sleighing. I
am keen for theTiwwapg QupeT" viuebb
I heard of it about the same time you
did. Isn't it great?
Here it is 11 o'clock, and I've got an
hour's work on my hair. Good night,
and much love. PEARL.
an examination as gl
by the Chicago civil service board
as s-ood as six months spent in soli
than the possibility
Job that prompted
me to enter
I'rom Pearl tn Gwfudolyii.
Dear Gwennie: You will recall that
in my last letter I promised to tell you
all about the Christmas week doings.
! First of all. Dick dropped In for a visit.
i He is awfully jrood looking, as you will 1
lived with the home flks on the farm, ! remember, but he is so all-fired mushy
when a real cold night came on. moth-j I'm afraid we ll never htch. Secret:
cr would hand me a warm iron, done 1 He has proposed. Ob. it's great! First
up in a blanket or paper, and I would ! experience for me. Ho went through
tuck it in at the bottom of the bed and ! his piece so prettily and manfully that
then crawl la under the covers. That l accused him of practicing on another
Many on the Water Wagon.
Good evening, were you on the acym
cart on its annual this morning? Many
of your friends were there and there
were but two brodies during The jour
ney. At Twentieth street and Fourth
avenue, August, while confidentially
breaking a bit of news to his side kick,
lost his grip on the rear axle, and by
2:30 he was bunnlng as of yore. Mike
insisted on assisting the driver. He
claimed to have been pilot on a stage
coach in Colorado in the 70 s. There
was a bumn in the hlirhwav lust below
Second street. It was soon after the I the new machine from the plant
Quits PumD Company. E. B. Park-
hurst yesterday retired as s
tendent of the Moline PumD com
His plans for the future are indefinite
largely owing to the fact that he has
several propoai'ions from western
cities, at least one comprehending tt
new farm tractor which has been yei
fected at the Moline pump shop ar,
in which Mr. Parkhurst has consider.-
ble interest as its chief designer. Th
local plant haB been making arrangt
ments for the manufacture of the trac
tor, and it is not yet decided Iwheth-irl
the retirement of Mr. Parkhurst wll
also comprehend the withdrawal
start was made.
Mike hit terra firm a I PaTKhurst nas oeen wun ine mw
o'clock he j Pump company for eight years as si;'
His chief activity nti
was i-roai Tv wif mil T W-t alone I Kirl. Would vou believe it. he un and ;
t '.. .." . ... ;i .! c.i. rj.u.... j.. 1 between
ceaumuuy unui tne tnermometer m- a u.u. 1 u-i j . WMl Mwt ! nerintendent.
gins to jlirt with the zero mark. I can what I don t hke about him. Of course I Year7 r he meantime h slid ! been centered in the Eli engine whici j
see trouble on the way just as soon as you know this is strictly entre neu. I : rf ""f" 1" v . T designed and which has proven tb
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the bulb i.-to be chased be- I would later. I am going to string him ! There was not a single default on
low the freezing poiut. I have always
insisted on sleeping in an unheated
rcom, and my wife agrees that this Is
ho more healthy for us. Her scheme
is to wait, on cold nights, until I get
the bed thoroughly warmed, and then
hop in. She always has an excuse for
remaining up until after I retire, say
ing she has some sewing to do or a
story to finish. Many a night, after I
iiave gotten finely on my journey into
-fdumberland, have I
i be a ready seller on the market. Tlfc 1
i the reservations.
some of which had i retirement of Mr. Parkhurst as vi
ntendent has been Droceeaine r
! been made months in advance. The
since which time his attention! I
fy, t largely oeen aevorea 10 expenw
worR. He is succeeaea Dy owt
been awakened sort. He is very narsn witn uick,
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- i 1 ri 1 r -ill 11 fii 1 iim' J! 1 nut i.'t.'iiii 11 n .
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t sr y if nw mms t . . - i
fT2vA aE-.. n.!ii mil ' 11 r1 "'ui ifl w
toi; liiiiii 1P
5Soat .lie (Clofclies
along for a time, anyway
1 tninK pretty weu or 10m. lie nasn 1 1 nrnirrealvelv since Sentar
..m much m.Wpv , ni.-v ht then Society editor of the water wagon de- j or leM. re""i!.l?, .fln" .?f.!!iT
he makes a bigger hit with me. He 'jwrtment made the trip, in a repertor
ir,nw ti.ir.ca nu- i u H,,nr ev. 1 capacity purely, and this is
m i hi r-.v r, ,.ir.OHa h i i story he turne In. It might be ex
Ing a fine success of it. Dick's father,
so mother says, is rich, though he will
not admit it. He has a lot of western
land, so mother says, and holds rail
road stocks and such. He's a miserly
Plained in his behalf that he is not as lnam- who came frm e Char
familiar n h miirnt hp with Iho tt.ava engine WOrKS at Sieril ig.
of the world, and claims never to have
put his foot in the interior of a bar
room. He has three medals that be
won at temperance debates. Here is
"The weather was fair. We started
In at First street and Fourth avenue
at 9:30 this morning. I made several
attempts to count the passengers, but
failed. There were eight stops at
places given in the schedule to take
on passengers. We passed a number
of places enroute that were pointed
out to me as suds parlors, fire stations,
life-saving caves, gasoline garages,
homes of the high ones, etc. I made
it a point to inspect such buildings as
closely as possible .in passing, and I
noted that on the window of each there
was lettering that read either saloon
-r bar. One red-faced young man, who
?emed to be exceedingly popular with
party, and was charged with car
g a hold-over (whatever that Is),
ht to have the wagon halt before
'laces between Tenth and Six
streets. He said that he left
oat In one of the places; that
'here the night before in a
me with a few of his fellow
He protested that it was
get a stimulant, but oa
f a vote he was over
rated, and he clung to
I was constantly in
'd fall, as he wavered
he wagon. He bad
v:e on the driver's
emly incident oth-
by the c
siring to tt
'ed to was caused
.tie filled with a
X man who sat
s hip pocket.
riot, all de
tions that the bottle was fillM
an intoxicant, but the young mar
mlmlrahle rilirnltv pmnhatirallv rli
this charge, and as pibof that I
not, in full view of his fellow-t
era. drained the bottle of its con
excepting what he allowed Lis
tumuli 10 lane uc-ore him. He c
ed that the bottle was filled with
that his mother especially prep
ror mm to ward off colds in the tl.
and chest. It must have been a p(
Ing liquid, I would judge, inasm;
the two who drank It were
asleep before we arrived at th
of the route. The trin was termh
at Eighteenth avenue and Forty-seoJ
street. Before the passengers v(
dismissed, resolutions were ado,'
congratulating the driver on his stci
nerves and on his rare Judgment!
the choosing of a smooth course.
resolutions were generally signed,
promising to join in the trip a ov
hence. A collection was taken to
an additional wagrm and a team
horses for next Nev,' Year's."
Mrs. L. E. HoguT accompaniec
Nellie Keene of V htertown, wer
the Tillage TuesdajT ! j
Andrew Hermes was here
Janesville. Wis., the jearly 'part o
. ! I 1 . 1 ' j
wwn. viBuing reiativeis.
Dr. and Mrs. Wa'i-rin Tackett
family entertained : T'3d Mrs
uorom or Minnear
eariy part of the we
The families of
M. Benson and J. c
I f ' Minn.,
S'iinuel Smit j
Hawkins wt 1 1
visiting j '
Friday afternoon &T Christina a M