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TW ENTIETH 8TBSST.
Tho Davenport police, aa well a.
the eatlre ureas of that it. h
been beautifully veiled in by the
freak mentioned in last night
Aaorswbo spent Wednesday night
at police headquarters here, and who
aroased the suspicions of Chief Sex
tan as to his sex. While he was habili
tated ia male attire, yet he had all the
appearances of being of the opposite
ex. . having; delicate features and
curly hair. The chief became satis
fied, however, that his theory was in
correct, ard the strange visitor was
turned ant yesterday morning. Well
he went over to Davenport and pro
duced a profound sensation ia the
streets, finally running into the arms
01 the police who detained him at
headquarters. The presumption that
be was a girl masquerading in male
clothing was not for an instant ques
tioned, and he was styled "she" from
the time he became a prisoner. The
Davenport papers all announced the
strange arrest. The Democrat of
this moraiug furnishes the follow
The prisoner was escorted to the
house of dention and turned over to
the care of the matron. At first she
manifested a desire to conceal her
Identity, but under the influence of
ktnd treatment she before long told
her story, without any concealment.
it w oeneveu.
Her name, she said, was Effie
Smith. Her home is in Chicago, her
father, formerly an actor, now beinr
engaged in training youths for the
stage, r.tne became infatuated with
a young fellow named Claude Van
Sickles, and ran away from home
with him six months ago. They
went to St. Louis, where Claude soon
resumed acquaintance with another
girl to whom he had previovslv been
engaged, and paid her attentions to
wbicb fcffic objected, iney quar
reled, and one day when he was ab
sent from their room, Effie wrote a
note telling him to marry the other
girl, and left him. She says she
hasn t seen him since. The girl
found a refuge in one of the evil re
sorts of the town. Not long after
she went to Peoria, where she was
arrested in company with a bad
character of that town, for fast driv
ing. She was soon back in St. Louis,
got arrested again, and was sent to
House of the Good Shepherd. That
was in September.
from tberesbe wrote to her roomer.
concealing the life she had led. and
simply telling her that she was -in a
convent." Her mother replied that
the father was very bitter against
her that she could expect no aid
from him, nor did the mother dare
to send her money. The door was
open for her return, but if she stayed
away sne couia iook lor no sympainy
from her father.
Effie climbed the wall surrounding
the institution and escaped. She
went to Springfield, carrying with
her an outfit of male apparel which
she had secured in St. Louis. In
Springfield she donned the male
attire, sold her girl's clothing and
came to Davenport. She was tired
ont and thoroughly wretched when
arrested. The heavy shoes she was
wearing had blistered her feet ter
riblv, and she was in a pitiable con
Although onlr 15 years old Eme
has seen ail of the shady side of life,
and she professes sincere repentance.
She states that her aim in donning
male attire was to escape from the
evil associations she had formed.
She wanted to become fit to present
herself again at the home sne naa
left in defiance of the wishes of
father and mother. It was her in
tention to seek work such as a boy
could do, and earn her living in that
manner. . .
In the foolish attempt to maxe ner-
aeltlook more boy-hke tne giri nas
shared herself a couple 01 times cur
iae the past week.
CfeM Ssatoa caia"
Learning of the arrest in -Davenport,
Chief Sexton went over
this morning and identified the
prisoner a the same who naa oeen
here the previous night. When be
told Chief Kessler that the freak was
really of the male sex, the Davenport
officer became indignant. The pris
oner wa in the care of the matron at
the house of detention, and was en
joying the attention of a number o.
tender hearted women, of Davenport,
who. attracted by the notices of the
Davenport papers, had called to of
fer sympathy and kindness for a
l Syster One. Indeed, had gone
so far as to bring along a bandsome
dress, and another a cloak
After considerable argument. Chief
Sexton ooavlaced the ""P0. po
lios as to the correctness of hisdiag
oaia of the case, and the prisoner
forthwith changed fe wo
mmmH department to the mea ward
ia the station.
Tho the atrange aotiag. straa-e
. iimI is. namalaa a
r7-I Z'Cu.ot -Kiss E3e
which 1m paid aad weat his wcy re-
tim patrol waeoa was eaUM to
Sill fifth avenue, and CScera Etcel
aad DwrnbaM weat ap with the wag
a aad brought dowa Zibe Gibsoa
oa cosaplaiat of his . wife. Zibe It
seems got free brcwry-ated. aad go
lag home, took possession of his
bouse, pntUag his wife ont doors
This morning. Pleasant Richard
Parish, residing oa Offermaa's Island,
reported to the Bock Island police
that his residence bad been robbed
yesterday, evening some time during
his absence. Entrance was rained
by breaking ., a window in the
front of the house, aad the
door unlocked from the inside.
The following articles were taken:
a narrei of flour, a clock, five jars of
fruit, two clothes lines, a new . ax.
four towels, three coon hides, a gal
lon of coal oil, a can of baking pow
der, new tnb and wash boiler. . Mr.
Parish says that yesterday he . went
over to Davenport to his parents''
home. 23) West Bowdick street, and
that when he returned he found his
house robbed. .
THE FAIR DANCE.
Caps. ;ivallak Unm i
rrtr mt turn Hall.
The dancing party' given by Capt.
urealish. to the assistants at St. Jo
seph's fair, last evening, was a most
delightful affair. ' About 25 couples
were present, and dancing was in
dulged in from 8 until 2. Turner
hall was tastefully decorated by the
young ladies, and all enjoved them
selves. The'following were present
Wta Werr Tbrr. ,
Mears aad 1K lira?
J V Klnaejr,
' Ed Dolly,
t Prank Sane.
J mate Dunn.
Joaa CaTlisa .
Jaate X BetdT, .
Capt Grsallh -MlMta-Maetkhard.
Ikon: aa Cater,
Jam s Puller,
f ra'k Meeraut.
Joan Ban. .
C lata Deteenrotb, .
Mary M return.
Brldla M Syan.
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Uther SkK-tatl Keeota. -a
A very pleasant surprise party was
iriven Miss-Bessie Battles at her home.
1 29 Seventeenth street, by about 15
of her friends, last evening. Games
and music formed the order, and at
11 JO a superb supper was served by
the young ladies.
The Standard club save a pleasant
dancing party at its clnb rooms last
evening, in honor of the visitors at
tending the opening ball the night
before. About Id couples were pres
ent, and a most enjoyable evening
spent, music being fnrmslied by
A very enjoyable surprise party
was given Prof. J. C. Jacobs, of the
Rock Islind Business university, in
honor of his birthday, by . the stu
dents and . teachers - of the school.
The unsuspecting professor had been
decoyed to Uavenport, ana upon his
return was most agreeably sur.
prised to find the- school rooms in
possession of the visitors. Mr.
Jacobs was presented with an
antique oak office chair and a wicker
work waste basket, by tne students,
which plainly shows the esteem in
which they hold their tutor. Re
freshments brought by the party
were served, and an evening
brimming with merriment was spent
Messrs'. William Jacksoa aad S. H.
Velie had a conference . yesterday
afternoon at to the disposftioai of the
Colambjli grounds, held ia trust by
them for the endorsers of the Colom
bian aotes, the outcome of which was
their determination to pat the land
oa the market forthwith, the land to
be disposed of to the highest bidder
Saturday, Dee. K. Speaking this
morning of the decision reached by
Mr. Velie and .himself, Mr. Jackson
said: ' "While, we are fully deter
mined to get rid of this land, we are
not disposed to let it go at a sacrifice.
There is no reason why there should
be any loss to - the iiote-siirners
if they will come forward and bear
their proportion of the indebtedness,
as many of them have assured me
they would do that is that they
would see the. thing through now
that they are in to it. As for Mr.
Velie and myself, we propose .to re
lieve ourselves of the anxiety, re
sponsibility and monthly increasing
liability that is upon our shoulders.
We are willing to join with the other
note signers in any plan that may
be devised for the disposition of the
land on terms mutually satisfactory,
but we win not carry the responsi
bility alone any longer. I have no
fears as to all the money that has
been put into the enterprise coming
back with interest. If the note sign
ers but stand together and stand by
What ShaU b Doaw Wltk It.
What will be done with the land
remains to be seen. There are those
among the Columbian note signers
who have never countenanced the
idea of giving up the original expo
sition project, and an effort may be
made to save it by forming a com
pany to bid in the land for that pur
pose Others talk of a land syndi
dicate composed of the note signers
to purchase the property and thus
pet their money back.
It is to be hoped whatever disposi
tion is made of - the land, now that
the final crisis approaches, that none
who purely lrom public-spirited mo
tives have become involved, will be
permitted to suffer. If the gentle
men who are thus interested will but
stand tscrttir t Korn nwwl Iia via f... v
The land is valuable, and a portion of
it, at least, would have been disposed
of before this but for the unreason
able and arbitrary disposition
manifested by the Brooks family in
rejecting all overtures made to them
for the release oi lots lrom the mort
Z&sea as fast as sold the amount
to be derived to be deposited in trust
or turned over to the Brooks heirs as
fast as received. The family declined
to meet the gentlemen who were in
terested only 1 as public-spirited
men. with anything but a stern and
positive refusal to entertain any
such proposition. Had Messrs.
Jackson and Velie and their associ
ates gone into the matter as specula
tors, it would have been different.
Bnt it was all the same with the
land holders. Ko consideration
whatever, no matter what safeguards
could be thrown about J hem. would
The consequence is that the men
of Rock Island and Moline, whose
progressive spirit has led them to
assume - enormous responsibilities
splely for the good of the community,
find themselves in the present un
"The Girl I Left Behind Me" will
be the attraction at the Burtis Satur-
dao nirht. It is a romantic drama
that is to say, a melodrama in the old
and proper significance of the word.
So many diverse elements were put
into ft a love story, an Indian out
break, a ball at an army outpost and
other matters that it was difficult
to hit upon any satisfactory descrip
tive title. The authors, Belasco aad
Fyles, finished their work in every
other detail, but for a month they
dallied over the question of a name.
Ko single word seemed adequate, nor
could they devise any phrase that
answered the purpose of indicating
the character of the play. Inciden
tal to one of the scenes, the air of
The Girl I Left Behind Me" had
been introdued. That rollicking
tune had for many a vear been asso
ifatml with militarv life. It is Dlav-
ed in England invariably when Brit
ish troops depart ior a campaign,
and in this country it has long been
a favorite with army bands. Gener
al Custer used to have it played fre
ouentlT. So it was suggested that
The Girl I Left Behind Me" be ta
ken for the title of the drama, not
because any girl was left behind in
.the story, or because it described the
piece in any way. but simply for the
reason that it was not inappropriate,
and in a breecy way it suggested the
spirit of the pfay.
Charles Frohman's company pre
sents this play, which has been the
reigning draaiatte seaaaUoa the past
At tha store of XT. ft. Caaaeroa
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GPAND OPPORTUNITY IM
1 OVERGO AT5;I,;
$7.50. $10. $15.
We have bought a big lot of Overcoats and
Ulsters at a sacrifice. We want to turn them
into money in the shortest time possible. They
will be sold cheap. Above figures pndicate the
reduced prices, a saving of $2.50 to $5.00.
A splendid line of Overcoats and Ulsters at
A fine line of all wool kersey and beaver
A rich line of royal kersey and English mel
Sew shades in Irish frisze Ulster...........
7 OH, worth 1 10 00
And many more new lines. We also show the
new Shetland Ulsters with silk lined hood.
Simon & Uosenfelder,
Rock Island House Corner.
Underwear. Hats, and novelties in caps. One
Price-A Low One.
YeaterCay Afternoon's ajwsion-A Vbtt.to
tb AreeaaJ. Etc.
After the opening of yesterday
afternoon's session of the Lutheran
Teachers'1 association of Central Illi
nois, the minutes of the morning
session were read and approved. H.
Lueker, of Springfield, opened the
session by reading the conclusion of
his paper on "What . Educational
Progress Should a Teacher Pursue?"
At 3 o'clock the meeting Adjourned,
and the teachers drove over to the
Rock Island arsenal and went through
the different buildings, etc., also
through Davenport. In the evening
services were held ,at tne Lutheran
church on 1 Twentieth street. Rev.
Mennieke addressed the session on
the "Importance of Duty of the
Christian Teachers in . Parochial
. A. Wilk. of Springfield, officiated
as orgenist. J
. yhla Morailasra Bea.loa .
This morning's session was opened
by Prof. E. Selle, having practical
lessons with his pupils on the sub
ject of '-Eternal Life." He cate
chised his class, and the pupils an
swered in a most intellectual man
ner, which met with the approbation
of the session, and was accepted by
the latter with many thanks.
The finest line of Ladies' .and Gentlemen's
Shoes that were ever seen in this part of the
country. . Here are a few of the different'
Men's Picadily Calf Blucher.
Men's Tale Cap Calf Blucher.
Men's Tale Calf Blucher.
Men's Tale Calf Congress.
Men's Tale Calf Balmoral.
Men's Columbia Calf Congress
Women's Russian Calf Hand
TJrned Cork Sole Blucher.
Women's Cloth Top Hand Turn
ed Cork SoleJ Oxfords, just
the thing to wear'with Over
Women's plain and Tip Hand
Turned Cork Sole Shoe, the
only shoe that will assure
dry feet, and lots of other
different styles, all of which
can be had in width fromA
to E, and all styles of Rub
bers from S to W. ''
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
CASH STORE, 1712 Second Avenue '
THE LAST PLACE
To Scrimp is the Home.
Economy in your Cigars,
In your Clothes,
In your Living bill,
k In your Theatre Tickets,
But let the Home be the last place to suffer.
The times are peculiarly favorable to economical
purchasing, values were never so great. Hardly
a thing in our establishment but we own, far
below the regular price. .
CSEradj attaat. Dav
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x ami. aaoat tlzSm
Capt. Whitney has been in the city
for the past few days adjusting his
contracts in connection with lock pit
87, which the goYernmeat.comp.eted
a few weeks ago. His attorney. Wil
liam McEairy, was askod if the cap
taia contemplated a salt araiast the
raverament. and replied that ho had
heard nothing of It. aad stated he
oaaU not see why ta etptcia
fisalsmplsti a wr tifi r. r-ftr
stood it. Ue raataaM aa
Us work oa Ua lock pit wiia the
Carpets, . Stoves, Oil Cloths,
Steel Ranges, Crockery, Lamps,
Linoleum and House Furnishings generally
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
C. F. DEWEND, Manager. 18091811 Second Arena;
Upholstering done to order. Open evenings till o'clockv .
Telephone No. 1206. - - :
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