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THE ARGU8, THUKBPAT, APiML, 2, 1896.
325 Brady Street, Davenport.
READY to furnish residences with a
complete line of gas, electric and com
Buildings Residences Wired
According to the latest rule
and regu'ations of the National
Beard of Underwriters.
Estimates Cheerfully Given . .
And specifications drawn up free of
Electric Bell Work Attended to.
Are agents for the Jenny Electric
Plumbing Steam Goods,
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Contractors or Owners.
ALFRED H. YATES. Resident Agent.
The Zigler Filterl
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821 Second Avennc
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AS A WITNESS.
Carrie Bastian Summoned to
THE CONSTABLE AFTER HER.
Testimony Sought of the Sis
ter of the Murderer.
Coroner's Inquest Deferred
Pending Her Arrival.
SHERIFF IS STILL PROBING.
Public Excitement Aroused
Over Lauderbach's Fate.
People Who Trusted the Mur
Constable L. V. Eckbart went to
Geneseo this morning with summons
for Carrie Bastian, sister of Henry
Bastian, who is wanted as a witness
before the coroner's inquest over the
remains of John Lauderbach this
afternoon. Miss Bastian made her
home with ber brother during the
litter portion of his life and was re
garded as bis confidant. It was to
her in the final message, alleged to
have been written by Bastian, that
reference was made in the disposition
of the farm, after the death of his
mother, and to the absolute exclusion
of his wife. How much this witness
may know of Bastian's habits is re
garded as of greatest importance,
and upon the nature of her testimony
may depend further developments in
Constable Eckbart arrived from
Oecsco late this afternoon accompa
nied by Carrie Bastian and her sister,
Lily Bastian. They will appear as
witnesses at the inquest which has
been postponed until tomorrow.
Sheriff Hemenway's forces are still
working on the premises. They
campeJ all night there lasV night and
the place w 11 not be deserted until it
has been searched from end to end,
and Low much further the investiga
tion will be extended will depend
npaa circumstances. Deputy Sheriff
Hull opened the supposed grave east
of the place where Lauderbich's re
mains were found last evening, but
the mound disclosed nothing. To
day digging operations are in pro
gress back of the barn and sheds.
and an immense pile of accumulations
is In-ing leveled. That there are
still further hidden mysteries on the
now notorious farm does not appear
to admit of doubt, the disclosure of
Lauderbach's remains serving to
demonbtrate conclusively the meth
ods of the monster, Bastian in dis
charging bis obligations to his em.
Found s Rusty At.
The search of the sheriff was re
warded by the disclosure of a rctty
ax. bnried under the corner of the ice
house three feet. This discovery is
of the utmost importance. It "was
impossible to tell whether it bore
blood marks or not, owing to the
rCBLlC FEELIXQISTHE MATTER.
All F.j en on the Farm Viewing; Lander
Katurally the disclo-ure of veFter
day. following the investigations
made by TUK Aurs and suhtnntiit-
iag the theories advanced by it as
to IStsiian s methods, aroused public
interest to ftver heat. The txcite
ment created by Bastian's sensa
tioncl suicide was more than eclipsed
by the horrible discovery on the
farm, which had been his home for
years, and reluctant as bad been
many of his old friends and neigh
bora to believe him guilty of the
crime attributed to him. the shock
ing r relation had the effect to con-
vince the most stubborn of the na
ture of the man who had lived in
their midst. There were many peo
ple who from the first condemned
Tub Akocs in its efforts to get at the
bottom of jonng Kuschmann's death;
who became indignant when Bastian
suicided. Icdeed, there were those
who freely a.nd openly charged the
paper throughout the county with
hounding au innocent man to his
death. These assertions and allega
tions di'd not deter a continuation of
the efforts to ascertain the where,
abouts of men previously engaged in
Bastian's employ, and when one by
one these men were foun t to have
mysteriously disappeared and not
one of the men heard from since they
were reported by Bastian to have left
his farm, the public was prepared in
a measure for the discovery of yes
terday; yet there were stiil doubling
Thomases. That Henry Bastian
should have been snoh a morster the
people of his immediate neighborhood
could not believe, and the more hide
ous became the crimes laid to him
the more they cried Outrage'." in
their defense of him. Ridicule and
censure wers heaped with equal en
ergy upon a continuation of a course
that would implicate him in so many
diabolical deeds. The public mind,
though, new, is thoroughly satislied
as to the nature of this arch mur
derer, and today hosts of people have
swarmed to the lonely premises in
Black Hawk township, while a mor
bid curiosity has been likewise
evinced in the crowds that have
thronged the Knox morgue to view
the remains of the ill-fated LauJerbach.
FlRTllEB CRIMES ALI.EC.KD.
People nctlnnlnar to Think Cp Other
Now that the ghastly convincing
proof has been disclosed of an in
stinct surpassing man's understand
ing, incidents are being recalled of
otuer circumstances which may de
velop still more of the man's heni
ousuess. There is ta'k of a: colored
woman disappearing in the locality,
who had previously been employed
at the farm bouse. A young man
who had been in Bastian's employ
teils of how he failed to got his pay.
and how Bastian told him if be asked
for the money he would settle him;
but these are only a few of the sensa
tional stories flying about now, and
each and all may, as developments
proceed, form a part in completing
the history of this young criminal's
career. Bastian was but 27. yet he
had deprived at least four of his fel
low creatures and no one "knows
how many more of their lives; had
forged his parents' names to the
property they were permitting him
to live on, and forged the names of
other kind relatives and friends times
without number; had been suspected
of arson on a neighbor's farm for the'
purpose of robbery, and yet had gone
out among those with whom his Jife
had been t-pent. as a happy-hearted
industrious farmer, gentle in dispo
sition, a church attendant, and in
other words an upright man in a'l
senses of the word, who would harm
no one and would avoid trouble
and run away rather than fight with
any man. Such a dual life it is
almost impossible to comprehend,
and those talking to Bastian on sub
jts of ordinary interest and mak
ing no reference to criminal deeds
attributed to him would not biispect
him of wrong doing. It was only
when the dark side of his life was
brought in that he showed the
shrinking coward and guilty wretch.
TriE Akgcs was enabled to see this
trait of his character by conversa
tion with him. It was this that con
vinced it that his ways were worth
investigating, and the further that
investigation went the stronger grew
the proof against him, and if Bas
tian's death was received as it
should have been as a vindication
of the course pursued by the officers
01 me law in iurtnering clues then
presented, then surely the discovery
ef the remains yesterday may be
accepted in the same lirbt as crown-
in? the efforts directed to other
clues bearing on the life and char
acter of an inconceivable deaion.
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ANNUAL SESSION OPENS.
Rock Wand Connty Sandar School Asso
ciation at Work.
The Rock Island County Sunday
School association opened its annual
convention at the United Presbyter-
: t. 1 . . m
lau cuurcn mis atiernoon. xne
county is well represented and sev
eral prominent workers from abroad
are in attendance.
The convention lasts two days.
This afternoon was given to the dis
cussion of the bible. There were
short addresses bv Eevs. W. H. Mar
shall, W. S. Marquis. C. E. Taylor.
W. I. Allen, T. W. Graf wn and E. F.
Among the prominent workers
present is State Secretary W. B.
Jacobs, who is booked for an address
at this evening's session.
Officer Mnlqueen arrested a bum
who was slenping off a jg on S. J.
Keator's porch yesterday.
Charles Smet was placed under
$300 bonds today to await the grand
jury's action tn a charge of mayhem
preferred against him bv August Van
The Milwaukee passenger train
brought a strange woman to the city
last night. She was well dressed,
appeared to be about 27 years, but
did not have enough money to put
up at a hotel. So she sought police
headquarters as a place of shelter.
She gave no name, but said she had
lived with a family in a small tewn
above Iowa until a short time ago
when they moved to California; and
she came here in search of work. She
went her way bright and early this
Flans for the Ai-ylam. '
Plans for the new insane asylum at
Watertown as drawn by Architect
Lewis M. Curry are beins; considered
by the trustees and the board of
charities and Gov. Altgeld. But
there is said to be a question whether
they will be used. Mr. Curry feels
positive the plans will be accepted
and he is supposed to have the inllu
ence of tho governor and the trus
tees. But most of the members of
the board of charities do not like the
plans, says the Chicago Tribune,
and the law requires the approval of
the board before the work can be
Commissioner Medill arrived home
from Chicago todav and says Archi
tect Curry's plans havo been prac-
ticaliv adopted, but one member of
the board of charities refusing to
At the Bock Island leveo is the
little steamer Oriou, bearing a party
of up-river people to New Orleans
and Mexico. Th party is wind
bouna here and had something of a
thrilling experience and but fur 'the
response of the little steamer Louise,
which went to its relief, would prob
ably have capsized in coming down
in yesterday s gale. On board the
little craft is Thomas Drenning.
master; Surgeon V. II. Watles, of
Dubuque, and William Bell, Isaac
Kou burst and Irauk limsett, also of
Dubuque. The boat is en route to
South Vera Cruz op a prospecting
Fire ruined the hardwood lumber
mill of William Hart man in Drury
township Tuesday. Trouble don't
seem to come i-ingle-handed to Mr.
Hartman. A short time ago he was
involved in a shooting scrape which
resulted fatally for his assailant. The
lire was discovered shortlv after
midnight and a bucket brigade was
quickly organized, but the flames
bad gained such headway that to
save tbe mill was impossible. In
cendiarism is suspected.
t ire broke out on the roof of a house
at 111 Fifteenth strceet this morning
I had its origin in a spark. The
damare is nominal.
The jasslo cf sophistry consists, for
tho most T.mt, in nsiu a wnd i:i one
souse in the prenjises and in another
sense in tho cuucIcmcu. Coleridge.
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SHOULD BE YOUU AIM IN
BUYING GROCF.RIES, AND
FOODS THAT ARE TOO
CHEAP ARE NOT FIT
MANY OF THEM FOR THE
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THAT IS INJURIOUS TO
HEALTH. BUY THEM
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TAIN THAT YOUR MONEY
NO FINER LINE OF
FANCY GROCERIES CAN
BE FOUND IN THE CITY,
AND OUR SERVICE IS
PROMPT AND RELIABLE.
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WE ARE SHOWING THIS WEEK '
Fancy Chairs and Rockers
At PRICF S and in DESIGN'S to please you. It will
repay you to compare our new lire of
And consider prices, which are from 10 to 15 per
cent lower than last SEASON.
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123-125 W. Third
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I li lld!i
Was placed in a peculiar position last night. He
has been known as a silver man for ninny years,
even as long ago as the poets used to remark "Roll
on, silver moon.'' But last night people who liap
ened to look up toward the moon about it o'clock,
noticed that the moon had a peculiar gold circle,
around it. Of course this may predict a financial
stiinn. For when a free silver man gets Into the
gold circle he usually throws o!T bis reserve, and
it's into 1 there's a storm. Of course, at the dis
tance we were from the moon, we could hardly be
certain of colors. Soma folks said the circle was
retl. Maybo the man in the moon was painting
things red he probably was, fur be certainly looked
pretty full. S,CHkii of kinds of money, it's 1(5 to
1 that there's not a inan in the country today that
won't tike Bold, silver or currency for any tiling ht
has to sell and tie tickled to get it. We're none of
us particular alHiut what kinds of money we uet as
we are about how much we get of it. For in
stance, we're very particular to get for SIO those
elegant all wool fancy t.'iishmere and Cheviot suits
for young men. We'll take silver or tike gold or
paper, if the "U.S." government says its good
and you'll lie ahead two dollars, too, for these suits
ean't be iKiught for less than 13 outside nt our
store. A great time for young men this week to
dress up projiejly, to g i moon-gazing with their
best girl. Wear good clothes, look pleasant and
you will succeed in life.
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received and are showing the
Easter Novelties in Footwear.