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THIS AltSUP, MONDAY, MARCH 2 1898.
As usual. SIMON & MOSENFELDER get
there. The Chicago Title & Trust company,
receivers for Kahn, Schoenbrun & Co., man
ufacturers of Men's and Boys' Clothing,
corner of Market and Adams streets, Chi
cago, accepted our spot cash offer for a good
portion of the K S. & Co. stock. The goods
arc now in and ready for sale, right in time
for a new Spring Suit, a Spring Overcoat or
a new pair of Trousers. We selected none
Being first on the ground we had our pick.
All their goods bear the label of the United
Garment Workers, insuring perfect workman
ship. It is needless to say that these goods
.will be sold cheap. You know' us. Always
on the spot to take advantage of these com
mercial snaps. Our customers get the bene
fit. Buy now first pick is always best.
Simon & Mosenfelder.
One Price Clothiers. - - Rock Island House Corner.
4 - .Branch U. S. Clothing Co., Monmouth, 111.
BEAUTIFUL IMPORTED VASES. BRIC-A-BRAC,
AND THE MANY HANDSOME ARTICLES IN
OUR STOCK. WE CAN SUIT EVERYONE'S
ITKSK. - .
II. D. FOLSOM, Jeweler
1703 Second Avenue.
JOHB H. FAStDO.
PAiunon a soar
Painters and Decorators
PAFZ3 SAEQX23. CALSOmSSS, tto.
8S0F. 419 Cmatotttb St.; 80CZXSULOT. ILL.
"Join Us and
1821 Second Avenue.
EASY TO SELECT FROM
LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
Hint A. FAEIDOa
ANT IN THEWORLD.
Opposite Harper House
WAS IT FOUL PLAY?
on the Highway.
SIX FRACTURES DT HIS SKULL.
Tw Has Stsrta 1
Sat ariay Kvamlmg i
rn BK Ummr AfUtwM
Feaaikasoa aCeaatry Bead.
Frederick Kuschmann net death on
s country road one-and-one-half
miles outheast of Milan Saturday
evening. There were a half-dozen
fractures in the skull. Inflicted, it ia
supposed, by being dragged by a
hone which he was riding when hie
life waa blotted out. There are cir
cumstances which give rise to the
theory of foul play.
The unfortunate was the 21-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. William E.
Kuschmann, of South Bock Island,
anda nephew of ex-Aid. Robert
Kuschmann, of this city. He had
been employed by Henry ' Bastian,
a iarmer residing iwo-aua-one-half
miles southeast of Milan. Three
days ago young Kuschmann notified
his employer of his intention of quit
ting farm work and returning to his
soma bock lsiana noma. His year's
contract bad expired Saturday, when
he arranged to Sunday with his par
ents in South Bock Island, having
oeen paia me Balance 01 nis wages,
179. He proposed returning Mon
day for his personal effects. So sad
dling one of Mr. Bastian' horses.
young Kuschmann started homeward
about 6:30 in the evening.
KldrlM Hon Batons.
When three-quarters of an hour
afterward the animal pranced rider
less into Mr. Bastian1 barn yard,
that getlemau suspected something
wrong and immediately hitched a
horse to a light buggy and started
down the road which voune Kusch
mann had taken. He rode along
about a mile nntil coming to a hol
low in the roadway. Here he was
attracted by a dark object. Closer
examination proved it to be nothing
less than the dead body of Frederick
Kuschmann, who lay near the saddle
with the blood oozing from several
ugly wounds in his head. The body
was carried to the residence of An
ton Wiegel, near by, and the coroner
and the dead man's parents notified.
Yesterday Coroner Hswea with a
jury composed ef Dr. Warren L.
Eddy, Magnus Huber, Gottlieb Beck,
dr., Anton Wiegel and William
Wilson, held an inquest over the
remains and returned a verdict of
accidental death ia being dragged by
-noiwunsianaing tne lory s ver
dict there is an impression gaining
currency that a murder was possible.
ana relatives 01 tne deceased sav
they can never be convinced that the
young man's fate was accidental no
til some of the circumstances are
more intelligently explained,
Money and Cap MlwlnsT,
The most mysterious circumstance
of the whole affair is the inability to
find either the money or cap of the
unionunaie. air. castian testified
that Frederick was subject to fits
ana mat ne pata mm f7s Saturday.
This cannot be found;, neither can
the deceased's hat. The body and
saddle were found in one place, tne
overcoat in another and two silver
dollars down the roadway a little
farther, there being a distance of
several rods between each. It is
said young Kuschmann's left foot
was still fast in the stirrnp when
found, and the jury's theory is that
in oeiDg mrowQ irom me norse nis
head struck on the frozen ground.
inflicting a compound fracture in
the forehead; and that he was
dragged about twenty rods further
with the other wounds in his head as
the result. Then, it is supposed the
saaaie strap oroxe. But it seems
peculiar to some people how the
wounds could be confined to the
head, for there was not a scratch on
any other portion of the body.
Neither did the clothes have the ap
pearance or naving oeen araeeea.
The funeral occurs from the South
Bock Island home tomorrow after
noon at 2 o'clock.
DBCBT BHOOTIITG KKSTJLT8 FATALLY,
A. E. atcCUatoa Dtae rrras a Wouadad
In Muscatine yesterday occurred
the death of A.-E. McClinton, who
was shot during a quarrel with his
employer, W. T. Hardman, at the
latter' sawmill in Drnry township
a week ago today.' MeClinton's left
arm was badly shattered and had to
Coroner Hawes was telegraphed to
to go down and hold and inquest
oxer the body at Muscatine, the au
thorities there being of the opinion
that as the man was injured in Bock
Island countv a coroner from there
should be called. But Mr. Hawes
said it was out of his jurie diction
and therefore refused to go.
Best f All
to cleanse the system ia a gentle and
truly beneficial manner. When the
springtime comes, use the true and
perfect remedy, Syrnp of Figs. One
bottle will answer for all the family
and costs only 50 cents; the large
sire $ I. Buy the genuine. Manu
factured by the California Fig Syrnp
company only, and for sale by all
"That Tiraa TwUmgT
overcomes us when inferior prepara
tions are recommended by unscrupu
Ions dealers as -just a good as Fo
ley' Hoaey and Tar Cough Syrnp,"
when we know the nneaualled merit
of this great medicine. For sala at
M. F. Bahnsea's drug store.
war M lata
Bmlaet ud fc
IS IN OPERATION AGAIN.
The temporary trestle spanning
the gap on the draw spaa of the Bock
Island bridge on which the ice played
such havoo with the false work and
steel Construction last Tuesday, was
completed at o'clock last evening
and at 6:12 the first test waa made of
the new structure. Assistant to the
President H. A. Tarker, of the Bock
Island road, who has remained con
stantly at the scene since last
Wednesday morning, coming in hi
special ear, and pushing the. work
day and night, ordered a train of flat
cars run over the trestle to thorough
ly test it. ne train was backed
over from the island, the first two
cars being light and the next two be'
ing loaded with sand and weighing
ov buu. mure tuna too weigut oi tne
heaviest locomotive oi the Bock Isl
and road ' id a string of cars of
less weight followed. The trestle
was found to be entirely satisfactory.
mere was tne least perception set
tling near the north end, but as soon
as the cars were withdrawn, it was
blocked up and another test made,
when all was found well. Mr. Par.
ker then gave orders by telegraph to
send all trains this way as usual and
at 6 o'clock the first went over, and
since then trams has been entirely
resumed over tne bock island bridge.
There will be no more local bridge
trains, as the ferry is running and
tney are unnecessary.
The trestle is built solidly, the
posts being of white pine and the
stringers of Georgia pine, S by 16, laid
double 12 feet apart. The track is
laid on oak ties 7x9. The trestle is
pronounced as substantial and safe
in all respects as manv of the per.
manent trestles erected by railroads
in this country.
The Kew Lift Spaa.
The new lift span to be used during
tne completion oi the draw span will
be brought here in a few daja from
the Oskaloosa division of the Kock
Island road, and it will be in place
ana reaay lor operation oj the mid.
die oi juarcn. it win tie 143 reel ia
length with 140 feet in the clear, and
wilt have a 25-foot raise. There will
be no iaterrnption whatever to navi
gation, the draw span never having
opened before March 24, the date
last year being March 25. A few
years ago the span was opened by hand
March 14 as a special accommodation
to a rafter that was pursuing logs that
naa oeen, carried away by the ice.
but the nsual time is about March
24; and all will be in readiness be.
fore that date.
Workmen commenced this morn
ing on the preliminaries to removing
tne aeons irom the channel.
THE TRACKS TO COME UP.
I'eorla Sasmt UkaU to Oat tha Wont of
It Aeeordlos; to tha Committee.
i.ne special council committee on
river front track rights, after going
over the map of the situation with
the railroad officials Saturday after
noon, went into secret, session decid
ing to give nothing of the report
formulated out until the meeting of
the council tonight. The committee.
however, decided that while a few of
the Burlington's side tracks are ille
gal, its report will be sweeping in
its force and effect as to the R. I. &
P., the bulk of whose track privi
leges is declared unlawful, and if
adopted by the council the result
cannot prove otherwise than disas
trous to the Peoria. It seems, there
fore, that- with the situation thus
brought to a focus, the time is now
npon us to - make Buch concessions
all around as will be to the interests
of all concerned. The citv should
arrive at a conclusion as to its rights
and assert its position. Then will
come the opportunity for concession
and compromise. It is certainly not
the purpose of the council to unduly
oppress any railroad doing business
here, much less to prejudice any of
them against the city. The roads,
too, should also respect the city's po
sition and should be ready to meet
it in all reasonable permanent im-
Erovements. This General Manager
i i j i .i
uiuwb uuiua u ue purpose of -the
Burlington, and Mr. Sudlow, of the
Peoria, evinces an equally fair dis
position. This being true, it does look
as if the time had come for an
arrangement mutually advantageous.
Save the levee, improve and perfect
it at once, and in return for the rail
roads acquiescing liberally in such a
plan give them such rights as they
need, if they have not them legally
now, but let the matter be settled
for all time.
I Mood tha Call.
The republican city-township com
mittee met at the office of Secretary
H. A. Weld Saturday evening and
issued a call for primaries for the
spring election Thursday evening,
March 19. with the convention at the
court honse Saturday evening
March 21. The primary election
law is to be observed. The commit
tee has at last come around to that
decision after having been reminded
of the action of last spring's conven
tion. Already the candidates are
coming out for collector, Capt. Henry
Krneger and L. p. Stremmel being
announced In yesterday morning's
Pending tha reconstruction of
kock island bridge the C., B. A
will take care of business for the
B-. C. B. & N. originating at Bock
Island aad Moline, using their trail!
to these points. II. D. Mack.
Division. - Freight aad Passenger
Agent C. B. A Q.
Babacriba f or Tu Amc.
H. B. Sudlow Retires From the
H. 8 CABLE II GEVEBAL CHAISE.
Splaadkl Baaarda Baa aj All I
A rwiymw Flaea af Praperty.
H. B. Sudlow retires March 15 from
the general superintendency of the
B. I. & P. road. Vice President Hiram
S. Cable succeeding to the general
management of the property, while
Chief Train Dispatcher Hugh P.
Greenoagh is promoted to the snper
intendency ana will have charge of
the operating department. While
Mr. Sudlow lays down the active
duties which have been his for so
many years, he will continue to be
identified with the railway and also
with the Coal Valley Mining com
pany, the finances of both of which
corporations will be in his hands a
secretary ana treasurer, which office
he has held in addition to the posi
tion of superintendent. It is a pleas
ant thought, therefore, to know that
he is not to sever hi relation en
tirely with the company he ha
served so long and with such marked
ability. Coming to the road 16 years
ago, be was for two years assistant
to B. B. Cable whea the latter was
superintendent, and for 14 years he
has served in that position himself.
Indeed the general management of
the road, as well as of the Coal Val
ley Mining company, both as to the
finances of the two companies as well
as of the operating department of
what has become one of the most
prosperous pieces of railroad prop
erty in the state of Illinois, has been
entirely nnder his control. And it is
due to the shattered condition of his
health in consequence of the close,
ness with which he has appliedthim
self for so long that he has at last
determined to relinquish a portion of
his labors. A year ago when his
health failed to such a degree as to
be exceedingly serious, Mr. Sudlow
was on the point of resigning the
superintendency, bnt a trip south
proved beneficial to him and he was
induced to remain nntil now.
Tha Haw Omenta.
H. S. Cable, who was at the last
meeting of the B. I. & P road elected
vice president, and who returns to
Bock Island to assume these duties.
inherits . from his distinguished
latner, tne president oi the Kock Isl
and road, the essential qualifications
of a great and successful railroad man.
He started his career with the Col
orado division of the C. B. I. & P.
having for some years been presi
dent and general manager of the
Pike's Peak railroad. Under his
general direction the Peoria road
will continue to be a source of pride
to its stockholders and to the city of
Bock Island, which is so closely
identified with its interests.
Hugh P. Greenough has had a thor
ough training in all the departments
of railroad supervision, having ad
vanced step by step from his begin-
ning as operator at Wyoming on the
main line, to car accountant, super
intendent's clerk, and chief train
dispatcher, nntil be has been placed
in the responsible office he is now to
nil. tie is a model railroad, man,
thorough, practical and familiar with
an tne details or the service.
In consequence of the changes the
additions to the office capacity of the
reoria building, heretofore outlined.
are soon to be made, providing ac
commodations for the vice president.
Ik. aann.. A . - , J
for B. B. Cable when he returns to
Bock Island to take up his resi.
Mr. Sudlow, accompanied by Mrs.
Sudlow and Mr. and Mrs. George W.
Cable and daughter, of Davenport,
leave Wednesday for an extended
recuperating trip south, - returning
Dy way oi Washington, JNew lorx,
While the changes at the Peoria
are now practically in effect as far as
the new omcials are concerned, yet
Mr. Sudlow will not be released from
the responsibility until the middle
of the month.
Of our not making
wild boasts of what
we are doing, how
we are almost giv
ing groceries away
etc., is that we are
giving our patrons ,
full value for their
money. We are sell
ing reliable goods
at reliable prices.
Is that when you are
looking for up and
up goods, when.you
want the cleanest
and best service,
when you want to
be certain that the
price is a fair one
you can find all
. these features at
t304 Fifth Ave. PboMllt.
ewmif Fwnlii to the e-
e ilali oftaa Opaiattaa Paaail m
l r 11. Ss
Extraordinary iSilk: Sellintz.
Commencing today, and continuing until sold, we place on
sale the most complete stock of popular priced Silks ever
seen west of Chicago. The new Warp Printed Taffetas in
every imaginable style, including all the Floral Desimis. mth
plain and faconne grounds, Oriental, Persian and Dresden
designs. The above lot is one of the most advantageous
purchases ever made in the history of our Silk business, and
we are going to give our customers the full benefit of this
purchase, which means a saving of 25 to 33 and in many
cases even 50 per cent.
1,500 yards Kai Kai Wash Silks.
new and beautiful, value S4c at 23c a
l,wu yards corded &ai ftais. ex.
quisite colorings, value 40c, while
they last, per yard, zo.
60 pieces zi-inch printed Habutai
Silks, dark colorings and evening
shades, cream Jap Wash Silks, plain
China 8ilk, all colors, value 68c, 65c,
76c. all at 44c a yard.
10 pieces Satin Stripe, 24-inch,
Lvons' Printed Chinas, medium and
evening shades, $1 quality, for 59c a
IS pieces Black India and Jacqnard
Taffeta with new satin figures, actual
value 880 to f 1 a yard, at 62c.
403 yards 23-inch Woven India,
new scroll and floral designs. Taffeta
Broche, value f 1.12 a yard, at the
low price of 75c.
Six pieces rich Black Satin Dutch,
esse, the $1.25 quality, at only 79c
Three pieces lustrous extra heavy
27-inch Satin Duchesse, $1.50 value,
at 11 a yard.
All Silk 1 quality heavy black
Pole de Seie, for this sale 69ca yard.
27-inch all Silk black wear resist
ing Taffeta for Skirts, fl.45 value, $ 1
The above prices will continue only till April i.
CENTRAL SHOE STORE, - 1712 SECOND AVENUE
"Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices.
? Putcbess wo 1
4 Well- jffrfi I 3,50 I
I 1 11 11 4-00 E
Stylfcb i MM ' 6.00 J
3 awl mM -
UP.to. f - ... I
i tmy MMg Every Pair
j 4eWI IPf I Warrantcd ?
j Popular Prices
Sommers & LaVelle
i8o4jSecond JWenue. On Prtot
If we get your bundle we will not fake yon;
If we collect our bill it will not brake you;
If we do your work it's sure to make von,
It's twenty to one your girl won't shake yon. '
And That's No Josh.
A friend of ours who wrote the above has
since been sent to the home for the feeble
minded. He wasn't very good on poetry,
but he knew good laundry work and liked
our style. We have the machinery and
skilled help and if you would profit by
our enterprise GIVE US YOUR LA UN
DRY WORK. Drop a postal.
Rock Island Steam Laundry.
4i , Ifeunfeld
lLJJ lLt J)
Fine Novelty Silks at 75c a
At this price you will see new warp
printed Taffetas, Persian designs,
worth $1 a yard; rich Ombre stripes,
worth 1.25 a yard; beautiful even
ing shades of tl and S1.25 Taffeta
Brocades; waist and dress lengths,
all. all, all 76e a yard. t
25 pieces fancy Roman Warp'jae.
quard Taffetas in proper colorings,
real value 680 to 75c a yard, at 47 J e,
47c, 47e a yard.
At 91 and fl.25 a yard we show
Warp Printed Dresden and Persian
Taffeta Silks in all the most attrao
tive color combinations, worth up to
$1.50 per yard.
At $1.45, $1.60 and $1.98 a yard
we show valnes up to $2.50 a yard.
They are the most elegant French
designs and wonderful color combi
nations in Floral. Dresden and Ori
ental Silks. The assortment la ab
During the month of March we
will offer all our high-grade
shoes at such prices that no one
can afford to miss the opportun
ity of securing a pair.
Ladles1 Bboea, worth
Men's patent leathers, worth 17 00, sotnt at tS.ea
. " - . - 47S
m . u a im. 4 at
afen'i Cordnru shoe, worth n.ro. 4 40
" Kangaroo " ' sou. SSS
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& Sextca. Telephone 1293.