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THE CRUEL CARS.
Another Faithful Railroad Man
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! Sfraek wa W ith.t Wtrm-:i"C-Vfrx
George Carter, a niffht iwitchman in the
upper Rock Island yards, was killed
while ia the performance of his duty be
tween 8:30 and 9 o'clock last niht.
Exactly how the terrible accident hap
pened will never be know n . Switchman
Carter had been encaged with Switchman
Henry Kolbe and the last duty assigned
to him was to ride- freight cars 3,460
548 and 131 which had been switched
from the lower into the upper Rock
Island ysrd8 and sent up onto track 5.
Afterward car 3.3S5 was switched up
separately and 6hoved up against the
other three. Carter was not missed until
sometime after the described switching
had been done and then Henry Kolbe
started to make inquiry and had not pur
sued his investigation far when he was
told by Conductor Tom Donahue, who had
just come in from the I jwa division with
a freight train, that a man's body had
been found between two freight cars on
track 5 nearly opposite the Moline
avenue barns of the syndicate street
railway company. Conductor Dona
hue had accidently made discover
ies which disclosed the fact that the acci
dent had occurred . In checking up his
train he came upon a hat and a lantern,
and in summoning some of his fellow
trainmen made a search which revealed
the body of Carter between the trucks of
car 3,460. Tre feet were to the norths
east and the back of the neck was on the
south rail of track 5, and the neck was
almost under the wheel, so that the cars
must have stopped just as the accident
occurred, or after the front wheel had
passsed across the body. The neck
however was broken as were both arms,
one near the elbow and one near the
wrist, while there was a terrible gash
across the body and a number of ribs
were crashed. There were a number of
Cashes oa the face, and a deep cut on the
left side, running from the noee through ,
the lip and laying it open . Near by lay
the dead man's watch, which was stop
ped at 9 o'clock exactly, which must have
beea about the time the fatality occur
red. The bdy was taken te the baggage
room at the C. R. I. & P. depot, where
Coroner Hawes viewed it. and after turn
ing it over to Undertaker Knox,
adjourned the inquest until this morn
ing at 9 o'clock. A jury was summoned,
composed of Charles E . Hodgson, fore
man; B. F. Knox. S. W. Searle, George
Poster, Edward Ward and William
Thompson, when the evidence was taken.
The facts as above given were substan
tiated, the theory of General Yard Master
CM. Arnold being that Switchmen Car
ter lost his hold while riding the cars, or
was thrown as he attempted to jump off
in such a manner that he fell under the
wheels of the car as they were slackening
speed and was dragged under the wheels
which partially passed over his body, and
that the other injuries were sustained by
the manner in which he was dragged.
The verdict of the coroner's jury was
that Carter "came to his death aecidently
by car 3,460,in the C , R. & P. yard while
in the discharge ef his duty."
Mr. Carter was 32 years of age, and
leaves a wife, who is a daughter of John
Koch, of this city. The couple hai a
comfortable home in Edge wood park,
which the switchmen had provided
through industry and frugality. The
funeral will be held Sunday.
Mrs. David Ulam gives a tea to a num
ber of her lady friends this afternoon.
The literary and musical entertainment
at rourty-fourth street chapel on Monday
evening drew a crowded house. Every
one was highly pleased with the exercises.
The little folks especially, as always, de
lighted everyone. The Swedish string
band gave some very fine music. The
receipts were about $30.
Mrs. George Wagner received some of
her friends informally at her beautiful
home os Moline avenue yesterday and
last evening, it being the occasion of her
sixty-first birthday. The house was
beautifully decorated, aid during the day
and evening friends in large numbers
called and extended congratulations.
Dainty refreshments were served, and in
the evening a large number of young
people assembled and made mercy with
cards and social amusements.
A ralmfal lijmry.
While asBissting in removing one of the
heavy vault doers in the Rock Island
National bank this afternoon, J. H
Reeves sustained a painful and probably
serious injury. The door was being
taken down for the substitution of a time
lock for the one now in use and by some
means the ponderous door slipped and
fell, sulking Mr. Reeves in the left leg
below the knee and lacerating it severel,
blood flowing copously. Dr. Paul was
called to attend him, and it cannot be de
termined at this writing hew serious the
wound may prove.
BfotlotirB show that, the birth-rateCin
the United States-is declining. This is
the worst baby show the country has seen
THE NEW SYSTEM.
Eight rth laew Electric Cars A i rive
Difllealtte t the Way f Crir
the Brfg; Reautt.
The R. I. & p. road brought in eight
of the new electric cars for the tri city
system this morning, and eight more are
on the road between here and St. Louis.
The remainder will be shipped from time
to time until all are received. The cars
are manufactured by the St, Louis Car
company and do great credit to that firm .
They are painted an orange color with
white trimmings, and are highly polished
and artistically lettered and numbered.
The glass in the transoms on top is col
ored to designate the route. The interior
is of the most excellent workmanship.
The wookwork is cherry, the seats being
upholstered in Wilton cai pet, while the
upper portion of the car is of paper
macbe making a bright and attractive
appearance. At the ends over the large
windows are bevelled glass mirrors and
at either end are lamps for oil in case of
emergency, and in the center of the ceiling
is a graceful little chandelier, on which
will be attached three incandescent lights.
The cars are ornamental in the highest
sense and are veritaS'e little palaces on
The cars will be stored in the Moline
avenne cr houses, the old open cars 26
in number, having been brought down
this morning and placed in the Negus
warthouse on First avenue.
The Democrat claims to have satis
factory assurances that the iant obstacle
in the way of crossing the bridge by
means of electricity has been removed.
Last evening it said :
The matter of the crossing of the bridge
here by the electric cars of the Holmes
line has been settled. The cars will
cross. The last obstacle in ih way hs
been removed . The Western Union Tel
egraph company have notified the syndi
cate that the towers on the draw span
anu at either end of it may be used py
them for the carrying of ibeir lioes, and
now practicallv nothing remains to be
done but to put in the work uaJer the
plans of the government or the rd'roai
company, or both.
The cars will be operated clear across
the bridge by the electric power, notwith
standing the doubts of good cit zees that
this can be done. As understood now the
lines will probably be run under the
beams oyer the carriage deck, the same
that carry the trolley wires. When the
draw is opened a switch will be turned at
either end and the current will be thrown
frooa these lines?onto others that will
mount up te the Western Union towers,
and so cross the bridge. In this manner
the continuity of the current on this aide
of the river wi 1 be secured, tven though
the bridge is open. As soon as it closes
the switca will be turned again an i the
current be thrown into the lines under the
track deck of the bridge, and the waiting
cars will pursue their way .
Such, at least, is understood to be the
outline of the plan on which the line will
be operated. There may be modifications
of this plan, and perhaps will be in some
small parts. It ii assured however, that
the cars will cros9 the bridge with the
current on, and that they will make good
time in doing the trip from one side of
the river to the other, without any
troublesome halts for assistance from
horses or chitting of te ims or other de
lavs. It will be a great thing to be able to
travel all ever the tri cities on cars moved
at a rapid rate of speed by electric power
SUIT FOR SLANDER.
! Uaria t iht City latiitigatcs
I'TOCoe-din; Aa lot aa Inland Of
ficer. John Garin, of this city, who was for
merly employed at Rock Island arsenal
has brought a suit in the district court of
Scott county against G. B. Riley, the
arsenal ordnance keeper, charging the
latter with slander and claiming damages
to the amount of 12.000.
Garin claims to have had a good job
on the Island, and a short time ago was
discharged by Col. Whittemore, the cfScer
kin command, on the ground that he, Garin
was a thief. He told the plaintiff that
he had nothing against him, bat Riley had
informed him that Garin wus a thief and
be could prove it, and such being the case
he wanted no such man in his emjljj.
Mr. Garin and his wife went t R;ley
and endeavored to settle the matter so he
could go back to work. R ley refused to
settle, alleging that be could prove it. It
appears that it was afterwards stated iht
if he could show that he was honest he
cjuld get his place and again go to work.
8'aaley Cimr t Daveapor.
The people of Rock Island are to have
an opportunity to hear one of the lec
tures of the famous and daring explorer,
Henry M. Stanley. He has been engaged
to speak at the Burtis oper house, Dav
enport, en Thursday evening. Feb. 19.
the tickets to be 75 cents to 12, and the
sale opens at Fluke's bookstre Saturday
morning. A new phase of the character
of the explorer has been shown in the fol
lowing evidence of his liberality as eect
out by the associated press:
Mai-Pond, Henry M. Stanlej'a mana
ger, stated here that Mr. Stanley had de
ciden to give the gifts which he has re
ceived from the crowned heads of Europe
aid other admirers, to Gen. Booth, of
the Salvation army, to help aloE his
warfare on poverty in London. ThtBe
gifts are valued at about f 50.000. They
consist of pearls of rare value, gold cups
and kindred articles. A number of them
were received from Queen Victoria
They were out walking; it was cold,
and he was coughing. She handed him
a bottle of Dr. Bull' Cough Syrup and
said: "Here's a little thing that I think
will help you." His cough was cured in
a short time. -
A Swedish Divine's Views of
Ke Tl-ita Haliat and Ba-k t
h a va t'aantry mud Sneers a,
the Att ration Shown Him.
A recent event among the Swedish
Americas citizens of Moline was a lecture
by Rev. P. Waldenstrom, an eminent
Swedish divine, makipg a tour of this
country. Mr. Waldenstrom was shown
marked attention in Moline by Americans
as well at fellow ccrtntrymen tf the dis
tinguished visitor. He whs to spe&k
more particularly to the Gustaf Adolph
people, but their cburch was not large
enough nnd tie Congregational church
was placi'd at the disposal of the speaker
and bis audience. It, too, proved inad
equate in its accommodation for bll the
people v ho wished to honor the great
man, an 1 hundreds stood araund the
windows upon the outside, seemingly
anxious to catch every word that fell
from his lips.
The distinction shown Mr. Walden
strom, however, seems to have a very bad
effect up n him indeed, for when he re
turned to Sweden be wrote and publ:sbed
a book, t he title of which is, "Through
North America, United States.'' From
preface to finish he rtfiects the dissatis
laction h-i feels over his j jurney through
the sta'e. When be refers to Moline it
is in bitirg sarcasm, to say the least. He
speaks sl ghting'y of the Sedisb-Amtr
icans, atd in S'wne instances ridicules
them, ami this in return for the open hos
The Joarnal of that city has secured J a
translation of a portion of that which be
says referring to Molici:
"I arrived at Rock Island at 1:30. tnd
no one vas there to receive me. Our
friends there had made a mistake as to
the time of arrival. After eating dinner
we w.re invited by a wealthy American
named Ct.dy, to take a drive on the so
called government island. It i9 a very
pretty plce there are a number of mag
nificent buildings. It took a long time to
drive around the island, as Mr. Cady
didn't drire very fa6t. I was uneasy, as
I was t) preach in the even ng. and
needed a little rest beforehand. Bet I
didn't own myself any more. My Swed
ish friend 8 who rode in a carnage in the
xear were as uneasy as I was. After our
arrival in Moline, Mr. Cady drove us to a
succession of American residence places
to permit me to view these. He asked
me also if 1 had teen she interior of a
genuine American home. Luckily I
could say yes otherwise he would cer
tainly have taken me iatr one of there
and occu pied more of my time. Mr. Cadv
was a very sincere nun and took charge
of the wtole matter, and he arranged that
I should preach for the Swedes three quar
ters of an hour, and by an interpretation
to the Americans three quarters of an
hour. After this, between 9 and 10:30 a
reception for me should take place In the
cburch pirlor. This programme be had
printed on cards with gilt edge and dis
tributed in a large number throughout
the city. I was not quite pleased with
this arrangement. I therefore changed
the who'c programme. I preached to the
Swedes alone one and a half hours, and
un.il a li: tie after 9 o'clock. After the
disccurse Mr. Hultm&n sang. Mr. Cdy
whs uneasy about the reception, but I
thought I had not come to Moline for any
such eat rtainments or receptions, but if
possible to be of some benefit to tbe
Swedes. So cone of us made any unus
'Nevertheless there was a reception.
A large r umber of Swedes and several
America! s fathered in the parlors con
nced with the cburch. After entering
we wt re invited by the young ladies to
take ice c ream. After this it was the in
tention that I should make a speech and
thank them for the attention paid me.
As I am not particularly interested in
such speeches I d.d not say many words.
After si n ply stating the reasons for
changing the programme I expressed my
gratitude for their kindness, adding that
I should be more thankful if permitted to
say good night and go home and retire.
But wha. was I to do? There is a
to my physical strength.
John lilanning. a Moline barber, was
held up in the rear end Deere & Co's.
foundry last night and robbed of $35.
A tailor-made overcoat was stolen
fromGe. Fay, of Daveeport, while he
was skat' og on the slough yeslerdiy a'
Ed Jol.nson and John Q J'filey were
held in $200 bonds each by Magistrate
Wivill yesterday afternoon for the larceny
of a pair of shoes from a local firm.
Willia n Dow, of Viola, came to Rjck
Island with two companions yesterday tn
solicit w jrk. This morning he informed
the police that either they or someone
else got him full list night and robbed
him of Lis watch, and money to the
amount of f 3, and that when he went
around this morning and demanded the
return of his property the bartender
planted his fist on his nasal organ. The
police are investigating.
The re port of the Relief society for
January is appended:
Clothing received from Mesdames Chas.
Hodges, Sam Eeator. W. B. Ferguson,
Ben T. Cable, Jennie Baker, Frank Mix
ter, H. I!. Budlow, Mosenfelder, Nevins,
Bowmat ; soap. Mrs. J. D. Waroock;
groceries Mrs. J. R. Mills; two comfort
ers, from a friend .
Given out in January: Clothing to
First ward, f 12; Teird ward, f 5. and two
cans tomatoes, two of corn, prunes,
beans ai d peas; clothing to Fourth ward,
$2; Fifth, $2, and two cans of fruit;
clothing to Sixth ward, 1.20: Seventh
ward. ) 23, and one can corn, one
fourth tound tea, one-half pound tea.
The taxes for 1890 are now due and
payable to the township collector at the
County Treasurer's offlje in the court
house. Owners of real estate are re
quested to bring their last year's (ax re
ceipts in order to save time in finding the
description of their property on tbe
books. David Fttziekai.t.
Wan'ed At .322 Seventeenth 6treet
Moline. a competent girl fr general
work. Good wg s and a t-ermsnen'.
place; 6nly two in family. Apply at tbe
Through in Weary Han t
Of roan; a night, made donVy lng by lis pro
tracted acotiy, the rheumatic tufferer tofwes to
and fr on bis aieeplm conch, vainly prayine for
tha ret which only comes by fiia and starts.
H ig malady is one which ordinary medicines too
otfen fait to relieve, but there Is ample evidence
to prove that tr e efficient Mo d depurvnt, Hos
tetter's Stomach Bitters, affords the rheumatic a
reliable means of relief. Check the malady in
its incipient stages. bn the first premonitory
tintres come on, with this agreeable medicine,
and avoid years of torture. Whatever be the
rationale of the active influence of the Bitters
ti;on this aialadv, certain it i tbat n evidence
relating to its effect is more direct and. positive
thao that w hich re!ats to its ction in cases of
rhecniatim. Like all sterling remedies, bow
ever. It deserves a protracted, svstemalic trUl.
and should not be abandoned hciuse not at
once temeuial. It i equally efflcaciou in dys
pepsia, indirection and kindred du-cases.
J. K. 3ONTao,
OXK NIGHT ONLY.
Saturday, Feb. 14th.
MISS ELOISE WILLARD
And hrr fompiny of Comedians in n even in
of fun and music. You will forjre; '
jour Cires when you ie
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teat on sa'.e Thursday. F . I2:h.
at Harper Houe Pharmacy.
Price - 25. 50 and tic.
C. C. TAYLOR'S,
1717 SiCOSO AVEXCE.
Tlic Little Jewel
HAVE YOU SEEN IT !
If yoc want a lamp of any k'cd, it
will pay you to see what I have. The
range in price is from IS cents up, and
the variety and style is just as great.
Cbia ao Glass.
IsV Seeotd Aexae.
Lloyd & Stewart,
SOLI Aeim FCB
VALELTINE'S aSSP SSSS
lCirCDMDUV VALENTIN BROe., '
Tixwari And Horsis
1612 SECOND AVESCE.
j 7 Z ijStj 4 W T'w tvrA "3
ALL THIS WEEK.
-rrcb Brsr, r.ce roj: ...
Haod Bruhe ,
In Ctuca Dibe w.ii be ?tw plates per
Handed Tea Csp asd 5tc;rsret
foot Bamboo EaeV. Ki.-
We be ju-t receded a fewdoiea iae VinVtiEwlnbic) re at tic
Also rememcr uc for France, r'l-t-ie aci ?aUjtery.
KINGSBUftY t SON'. 1703 Second Avcnu
We Set UiePace, Let OtliersFollow if.tliey CaH
No. 1S11 and 1S13 Srcccd avenue.
f fler to tt Tutlic tie icot brUlsae: lice cf tbe raca It
Lour. ge3 and Coaches.
Chamber Suit?, j
Side Board, j
Centrk Libs art and
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
FAIR, 170.1 Second Awi-
Parlor Tables, Etc.
for the Celebrated
RVtntvr Tvrm fla c and )
Also Sewer work.
& HOUSM AN,
Orroerra Hawk Horst