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Are wh.t contribute la the largest measure to
the happiness of every household. Nothing
makes things teem brighter than a kaowledge
that though times are hard the buying of groc
eries may be made comparatively easy. Every
housewife that buys of Shields knows that if
Market Quotations Go Down
The prices at that store become lower as a
natural result. Its this fact that makes tradiog
there desirable. "Your money's worth In all
you buy" means just what it says at Shields
i LARGE SALES
A constant changing of
clean goods all the time.
Insurance and Loans. 4
Boom 4, Mitchell A Lynda b'ng.
Opposite Hcrper Hocae.
stock results io fresh,
2600 Fifth Ave.
WE SELL STACY, ADAMS CO'S SHOES
A GLANCE AT A SHOE
That comes from our atook
ia snflioient to ahow that our
gooda are stylish and well
made. We do sot believe in
carrying a cheap article. It
would not pay ns to sell it
it would not pay yon to
boy it. Let na sell yon one
pair of onr shoes. We will
then have yon for a regular
1821 Ett 1TB
THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. AUGUST 14. 1897. Q
FULTOII III A FURY.
Delegation From Rock Island
Met With a Volley of Bul
lets and Stones.
AID MAIY ABE BADLY HUM.
AB(T7 Blob BtMto tha Visiter j at thm Da
pot aad Hearts Its Horde rjaa Work aw
Sjoa as root Is 8t la ttaa Little Barf
'SUrjaal BWMlt Mmr Dtm Lawlae-
Saigas Si pram.
A more bloody and disgraceful
scene was probably never before en
acted within the confines of the state
of Illinois aa that which occurred
last evening at Fnlton. A deleea
tion of Bock Island citizens who
went to that town for the purpose of
removing me records oi the Modern
Wooamen were met with a volley of
bullets, stones and clubs. Many
were severely injured, and it is
learea mat fatalities will result.
The Bock Island people, of whom
there were about five hundred, left
for Fnlton on a Burlington special at
4:15 with an order from Head Clerk
C. W. Hawes, issued after the
dissolution of the injunctions
restraining the order from re
moving its headquartera to this
city, to bring the aeal and records to
Bock Island. The delegation was
composed of merchants, professional
men ana artisans all good and
peaceable citizens who had not the
least suspicion of what was to occnr,
and consequently had made no
preparation. The train, pulled by
engine 173, consisted of three
coaches, a baggage car and two
freight cars. Herbert B Mitchell was
at the throttle, Alex Basmussen
was the fireman, A. F. Barbnr con
ductor, and Vic McKibben and H. J.
Beaman the brakemen. Paper
badges were placed on the lapels of
the coats of each of the Kick Isl
anders on the way np so that they
could be distinguished from the peo
ple at Fulton. The train arrived at
The sidewalk and streets leading
irom me depot to the Woodmen
office was lined with men, each one
of whom was armed with clubs,
bricks and rocks, and many of them
with revolvers. There were about
one thousand in the Fulton mob, or
double the number of Bock Island
people, who filed out of the cars in
accordance with orders, and started
for the head office building.
Fulton Sara a Klot.
No sooner had the . Bock Island
people laid foot on Fulton soil than
they were assaulted. They pushed
their way to the office building, one
delegation stopping at the front
door, another at the rear, while a
third began to carry ont the books.
The office force assisted the Book
Islanders in moving, having been
instructed to do so by General Attor
ney Johnson and Attorney William
Jaokson, who left for Fulton
on the 4 o'clock Milwaukee pas
senger, arriving nearly an honr
in advance of the special
train. Mr. Johnson stood on a shed
at the rear of the bnilding and di
rected the people who were carrying
out the orders of Head Clerk Hawes.
Here he became the target for all
kinds of missiles, bnt he remained
heedless of danger nntil he
had finished giving directions.
The Bock Island tor.es were in
charge of M. H. Sexton, with P. J.
Cary and W. C. Maucker as as
sistants, and these leaders proved
galJant and brave throughout.
Fultonites, many of them having a
revolver in each hand, surrounded
the visitors and placed the guns
under their nose, and when they re
fused to drop the books biased away,
but only one shot took effect, the
mob at first attempting to frighten
the Bock Islanders back by discharg
ing blank cartridges.
But they had revolvers loaded with
the real article, also; and were pre
pared to use them when it became
necessary. People came from Clin
ton and Lyons in response to the
sonnding of the Fnlton whistles. The
Lyons fire department ranie, too. The
Fnlton people had two hose carts at
the office bnilding, bnt did not suc
ceed in doing effective work with
the water, the hose having been cnt
in several places with an ax which a
orawny banded Bock Islander se
cured. Pat Cary admonished a fel- I
low who was at the head of one hose
cart to refrain from throwing water.
ana was ieiiea ny a mow with the
brass nozzle, which inflicted an nglv
wonnd in Mr. Cary's head.
ine moD nattied witn the visitors
at both entraces ot the bnilding and
in the atreet. The Bock Islanders
fought plnckily. They did not re
sort to the nse of weapons, however,
nntil it was necessary for them to do
ao in order to protect themselves.
Men carrying books were struck
across the head with clubs. The
clerks in the offices lead the move
toward the train and several of them
were knooked senseless at the foot of
the rear stairway of the bnilding.
The Bock Island men protected one
another like brothera. The Fnlton
ites did likewise. It was a veritable
battlefield. Men unconscious and
bleeding were carried away, the Ful
ton people to their homes, and the
Bock Islanders to the cars, where
they were given medical assistance.
The authorities, both local and
connty. participated in the riot.
Town Marshal William Becnett was
stationed at the foot of the back
stairway brandishing a revolver. He
shot a couple of times, when one of
the visitors anatched the revolver
away from him. He then reached
for his pockets, where he evidently
had an unlimited snpply of rrcks,
which he began to throw at the lead
era of the opposite aide. He sud
denly dropped, about a dozen brick
bats and clubs landing on his head
at the same time. He was carried
away and placed nnder the care of a
phyaician. It is feared he cannot
All thla and more transpired in
20 minntes. , Practically all the
books in the offioe were loaded on
the care in that time.
It was a wild aoene. The town
was infuriated. Men, women and
children were mad. They raced
through the streets swearing ven
geance on all who sympathized with
the Woodmen in their desire to leave
the Whiteside connty village. Aa
soon aa the special stopped at the
loot oi tne . street leading to the
head office bnilding, and as the mob
started its deadly work, women and
children screamed and htstened
from the scene of conflict.' Men fell
one after the other in the atreet and
on the walk from blows. Human
fonght human like demons. The fol
lowing is a list of the injured:
From Bock Island: Walter Fowl
er, head and arm bruised; Pat Cary,
cut in siae oi neafl and shoulder
bruised; Alva Spencer, face cut; Ted
Mesley, side bruised ; James Mulca
hey, cut over right eye; Aid. B. Win.
ter, cut over left eve; Englebert
Sohmitt, head badly cnt; G. W. Sam-
pie, cut and bruised; is. Kills, hurt
in groin; L. V. Eckhart, Jr., shot in
leg with bird shot; Andrew Lercb,
nght cheek and eye cut.
From Sonth Bock Island: Andrew
Mannheim,- head cnt; serious.
From Davenport: Connie O'Brien,
lace and shoulder lacerate 1.
From Fulton: Marshal William
Bennett, head cut, may die; Jacob
aterenberg, head cut; W. H. Flani
gan. head cut; Ed Bare, head cut; K.
L. Plant, cut in head and arm.
From Lyons: Chris Miller, cnt in
As soon as the Falton people real-
izea mat tne records were slipping
away from them they saw bnt one
way to prevent their removal to
Bock Island, and that was by block
ing tne train, mis they did, hav
ing a section ot track torn np south
ot town abont 6:10. Then an engine
was taken from the roundhouse by a
party whose name could not be
learned, and run off the track at the
place where it had been torn up.
While one gang was working at the
sonth side, another hastened north in
wagons with picks and crowbars and
removed a conple of rails. It had
been planned to rnn the special
bearing the records to Savanna, and
work their way out from there, bat
the tearing up ot the track at the
norm cnt on the only remaining
avenue oi exit. By this time
the Bock Island party was
ready to leave about 6:20 the
tracks were torn np at both sides.
At 6:05 the Dubuque passenger train
pulled in from the north, followed
by a freight, which just passed be
fore the wreckers began to operate
at the north end of town. The Bock
Island people were then ordered to
remain in the coaches and protect
the books. This they did, laying
down in the seats and pulling down
the windows and curtaina to eseape
tne missiles, which continued to fly
thick and fast. The train was pulled
north a few blocks. The Fulton mob
followed. The whistles were sounded
for reinforcements. They came
from all the surrounding towns in
wagons, bnggies. hayracks, bicycles.
horseback and afoot. Every farmer
wno naa a musket took it along.
Men heavily armed stood guard at
the Clinton bridge to see that d j
one from Bock l.land croseed into
At 7 o'olock C. L. Boot, captain of
Company L, I. N. G.. of Lyons, gave
permission to the Fulton people to
use the rifles of his company. A
hack was secured and in a very few
moment about 50 carrying rifles
and bayonets formed a lead line at
either side of the train, sheriff C.
C. Fuller and Depu'y Sn riff Jo Far
ley and Lient. Frank Holleran. ot
the Lyons militia, led the mob.
Sheriff Fuller swore in 200 deputies,
each one of whom was provided with
a star, a revolver and a pocket of
cartridges. Then the saloons were or
dered closed by order-ot Mayor John
Schwab, who told the armed gnards
to shoot down any man who at
tempted to leave the train with a
book. Several of the Bock Island
boys, each carrying a book, made
ont for the woods towards home.
after the train had been backed
down from the depot, bnt they were
ordered back at the mnzsle of guns.
At 8 o'clock the Fnlton leaders
had a blank w arrant issued by Jus
tice Jackson for the arrest of 200
Bock Islanders, who were charged
With riot. A writ rf ranlavin
gotten ont the same time for the
i . i . .
uuuaa uu tne tram.
At 9 O'clock Shnriff Fnllor mA.
dressed the mob from the rear of
tne special train, admonishing them
to be peaceable. Attorney Jackson
replied for Bock Island, and said
that be knew that the people from
his city would not do anything des
perate if left alone. Sheriff Fuller
then said he wonld await the advice
ot State's Attorney Walter Stager.
The sheriff aaid he would hold the
train nntil he arrived. If he said to
release it he would obey him.
Early in the evening Attorney
Andrews went to Sterling, where he
applied tor another injunction from
Master in Chancery McPharren, and
with which he arrived at Fnlton at
Cantiaucd on Serenta Pace.
I " i TT I
LEAPED TO HIS DEATH
Unknown Man Plunges From
the Rock Island Bridge
to the River.
WAS D10WIED DT FLAH VIEW.
Ja-aas Carl la or Pa pmri Sara mm
Haaaaa la lag. Bat 8a Daae Vat
Bcltava Be Weal KaloMa A 8 ranee
Oaaa la all hva
An unknown man dressed in the
garb of workingman, jumped
iruw me raiiroaa aeok oi tne bridge,
one span north of (ha draw i..t
evening and drowned in the river
k.!. 1 . ,. . .
woiuw uviurv BBBiaianca oonia reacn
him. The rash act waa nnmniltUil
abont 6:30 o'clock, and there were
lew people on the lower deck of the
bridge at the time, and no trains on
the npper deck. John F. Miller was
one of the witnesses. He told a story
abont as follows:
"I was walking north on the
bridge. w hen suddenly the body of a
man shot paat me through the air
and atrnck the water below. I
at once called a gentleman who waa
i r t
uu a oicyoie in tne roadway, and we
stood together and watched the man
Struggling in the watar- Ha waa nii
his back and paddled with both
hands, keeping above water for some
time. The current meanwhile car
ried him down, and when about
three-quarters of a block below the
uuugo, ii o gave one long groan and
went down. His hat floated on down
the river. He did not rise again.11
Mr. Oarlla'a NhdIkUm
Mrs James Carlin. livimr in north
Davennort. called at nnlina t.aa.4-
quarters there today to sav that her
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uububuu um wen miariDg Since last
night, and she snanecta tha minMa
and he are the same, although ahe
naa no reason io oeiieve ner husband
cnntflmnlktnri aalf Haitmntln.
Another report aays the suicide's
oaius waa reierson.
CONDUCTOR'S SAD FATE.
ttltllu of Oaarf Oraaaawa I , at Vaa W rr,
P. Greenawalt has returned from
van wert, Ohio, the home of his
brother. George Gmanawalt aim
was killed in a railroad wreek near
uenna. several days ago. The Van
Wert Bulletin tells of the accident as
"On account of a freight wreck en
the Grand Bapids & Indiana at
Berne, traffic was stopped on that
road and G. B. A I. iMunmr train
No. 2. leaving Fort Wayne at 12:30.
scut uvr ice r.rie irom Decatur
to Ohio CitV. thanca nvar tha Kn-th
em to Cold water, when the Lake
crie would be need to Portland, at
Which Dlaca tha train avnnM a.lk
its own track far Rinhmnnrf Tk.
train was in charge of r!nni
C u - . .
kjbiu awun buu engineer dames An
derson, both of rVirt HT..n. Vk..
they reached Ohio nit. aPntl f A fta
George Greenawalt, ot Van Wert.
. i i . ...
wen. into me cao aa pilot. From
some unknown causa tha tandar ift
tne track and the entire train fol
lowed. The cab of tha Innnmntlwa
occupied by four people, an engi-
' " urcmen irom tne u. B,
A I., and Conductor KrMntw.lt mm
stated above. The tracks left tha
track and Greenawalt dim had tr tha
step on tne left side of tha looomn.
tive. The move coat him hia nr.
When in the act of inmnimr tha n.
der was thrown around and Greena
walt was hurled to the ground and
dragged beneath the wheels. When
the train stopped hia body was pin
ned nndec the fire b x. The other
occuuanta of the cab rmi h
their post, save one ot the firemen .
" waa aurieu tnrougn a window.
He escaped With aavara hrniaa
The engineer received a scalp wound
while fireman No. S waa nm i.;.
Tne coaches were well fili-d, but
nappuy not a person waa injured,
ot er than a few bruises."
The deceased waa S8 nf aa
and leaves a wife and one child.
The members of tha Sannmt flau
tist chnrch met Wednesday. Aug. 11.
i j., iu Gvauusr wuas coma oe done
toward finishing thair hniMino Tha.
decided to aelect a committee of
seven to take charge and complete
it. Tke committee, met and organ
ized and investigated all rnmera in
in regard to how Bev. J. W. Wash
ington was handling the funds, and
find that everything was satisfactory
to the members of the chnrch and
committee. The committee will
commence work at once, and kindly
ask all who wish to make immediate
payments to the Bock Island Nation
al bank. John Cooper.1 or Bev. J. W.
Washington; and can rest assured
that every dollar will be applied on
the bnilding. Signed by tha com-
um. ice: ueury Durris, w. j;. rarker,
Bev. J. W. Waahinirtna.
Terry, George Hubbard, John Coop-
ar a u r,
v., aw U 11WIUH.
Waaa Twa Taka Yaas- Ti
the m ist necessary article to have
witn yon (alter yonr pocket book) is
a bottle ot Foley's Colic Cure. It ia
an absolute prevention or enra nt ail
derangements of the bowels canned
vy cueege oi water, ion are
likely to. need it. Sold by M. F.
Bahnsen and T. H. Thomas, dinsr-
No need to suiter with rheuma
tism, lombazo, neuralgia, cramps or
colic. Dr. Thomas' Electric) Oil cures
all such troubles aad does it quickly.
Never have we shown so Urge a line of
CHINESE AND JAPANESE
Qualites from the Cheapest to the
WE INVITE YOUR INSPECTION
4. J. Smith & Son
Opposite Masonic Temple,
in and lt W. Third Street
Tha high grade CNEE PANT SUITS
that have sold at 2.7ft. $2.90. ts.00;
13.60. 14.00, .2fi, $10 and S5.00. JC
odd lots, and not all sites, at.
Also KNEE PANTS, tha 60c. 65c, ITr
70c and 86o gooda, are now L
MOTHEKS' FRIEND" WAISTS la
laundried and nnlanndried 60c and ff
76 waists at JZJ C
No fun losing- money
without a smile.
1804 Second Avenue.
fjeo. Schneider 'ays:
Don't let jour boy or jfil go to school with an
old worn out yxt cf shoe, but go to Schneider's
and get a good pir of school shoes, as
He is Offering Some Elegant
Bargains in School Shoes-
B th for boys aod girls, and with tYery pair
he will present you with a beautiful tablet.
OZHTBAL SHOE 8TOBK
BIEVERS fe ANDERSON.
CONTRACTORS ard BUILDERS
OFFICE AND SHOP
JOB at. raatPOB.
so we offer these goods
& La VELLE.
IT1I SEOOhTD AVXNU
721 TWELFTH 8TBEET.
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