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rELE AJKGUS. TUESDAY. JULY 21,' 1891.
R. A. Alrfrich, of Elgin, is in tbe city
on a visit to fiiud.
HMnmocks and croquet sets at cost at
Ottumw k'fotd Dvenport yester
day by a s :ore of 5 to 2.
J. 0. VogU', of Uipitis City, wa in
the city tixVay, hat and all.
Two great bargains in pore ei!k gro
grain ribbons at McCabe Bros.
Ei-Connty Treasurer John ScLafer. Jr.,
of Port Byron, was in the city today.
Zephyrin printed ginghams. 32 inches
wide, only ei? a yard at McCabe Bros'.
Street car will be tun to Moline after
the Schnell club excursion tomorrow
Victoria lawns are 23 a yard at Mo
. Cabe Bros'., and not 23 as erroneously
Mrs. H. C. Schaffer is very low at her
borne, 519 Third ' avenue, with quick
The Misses Claudia and Maud Ewing
are visiting with their sister. Mrs. S. W.
Searle, on Fourth ayenue.
' Deputy Circuit Clerk Albert Johnson
left last night for Minneapolis on a
week's visit to friends.
Rev. .T. H. Skiles and son Howard, of
Avoca, I)wa, arrived last evening for a
visit to Relatives in the city.
Aeronaut Gould makes his leap from
tbe clouds at Black Hawk's tower Sunday
afwrnoon. It will a great attraotinn
Mesdamesl. IIber, Mori is Rosen full.
P. Levi, P. Fries and Anna F. Schmid
returned home yesterday on the steamer,
Pittsburg, from a trip up the river.
Mrs. T. J. Buford left Saturday night
for St. Paul, where Bhe will visit friends
and then enjoy the lakes of Minnesota
with her sons, Watson and Tom, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Bruner's 3-year
old son, Luther, died at 1 J o'clock this
morning of cholera infantum. The fun
eral will be held at Reynolds tomorrow
Fred J. Young, the train dispatcher at
the C, B. & Q, is laid up with a
stomach trouble and O. II. Justisftn. of
Moline, is handling the train sheet during
Miss S. A. Wrislit started this morning
for Annapolis. Md., where she will spend
the summer. She was accompanied as
far as Chicago bv the Mesdames G. L.
Eystcr and W. T. Call.
Yesterday being the ninth birthday of
Master Willie Care, a lare number of
his friends assembled at his home on
Fourth avenue and the afternoon and
evening were spent in a very agreeable
John Burlingame who was tried in
Magistrate Wivill's court yesterday for
taking fish from Illinois waters contrary
to law, wos found guilty by the iury and
was fined $15 and costs. In default he
was sent to the county jail.
The executive ommittee of the Sok
Island County Farmers' institute will
meet at the court house Saturday next at
10 o'clock a. m. to make arrangements
for an institute and picnic. It is the de
sire of the committee to have as many as
possible from different parts of the county
attend tbe meeting and assist them in
formulating a procramme for the occa
sion. The familiar old ferry, Spencer, has
goce on the ways for repairs, and in htr
stead is running a little boat named the
George L. Bass, a former ferry at Lin-sing-and
Dubuque. It is a very poor
excuse for a boat, and Capt. Robinson hit
the nail ou tbe head this morning when
he said it had been "sawed off" for him
at the Dubuque yards. Tbe Spencer
will be laid up about four weeks.
An evidence of how far Postmaster
Wells has succeeded in 'imr.roviDg the
service" by his recent changes in the post.
once force came to the notice of an
Argtjb reporter this morning in a letter
which according to the postmark of the
lacal office was received and stumped in
Rock Island at 8 a. m. yesterday, but
i. i . i .. .....
wmuu uiu urn reacn its destination, not a
mile from the postofEce, until 7:30 this
morning 30 minutes less than 24 hours
after it came into the Rock Inland post
office It was a very important letter at
that . Yet the toss declares that be has a
conscientious desire to "improve the ser
vice." If he has he is wofully ignorant
as to what course to pursue.
THE CABLE FILTER.
A Misrepresentation as to the Ac
The third free Spencer square band
concert will be given tonight by the Mo
line Light Guard band.
Following is tbe programme; take it
with you t the square:
1. r vcrture Enchantress Tjalby
it. Cornet Duet I wo Little Bullfinches. .Kling
3. OTirtare Capitano Brooke
4. Waltzes liusikanten Lledor Kcialer
5. ttornvt Polks -The Ptitriot Chaiubea
6. Overtare- rri.cu, Fromm, Froehlich
und Fret Keialer
7. Pot.otirl Comic, Schnlk Kelnler
8 'etly The Jolly Minstrel Hrooke
V. Selection of National Airs Wilson
Why the Filter is not Kenning Xoir
Tbe rump that Have Been Trtd
The following appeared in tbe . Moline
Dispatch of Saturday evening:
Considerable curiosity is manifested in
Rock Island about the Cable filter that
was to give the city pure clear water. A
cursory inspection of the water of Rock
Island that is supposed to pass through
the filter would show it to be at least
equal ia thickness and color to Moline
water that goes into the pipes direct from
tbe river without being filtered. We have
been looking with some degree oi curiosi
ty at tbe Rock Island papers to see if,
they contained anything about the spai It
ling streams that flow from the water
pipes of that city, but they have not con
tained a hint of it, and it may as well be
said that the Cable filter is a complete
We beg our friends not to consider this
statement in the light of a slur either on
Mr. Cable or the city of Rock Islacd, but
simply as an illustration of the failuie of
the attempt to filter river water on a
Urge scale. It may be that the Daven
port filter will last sometime, but we be
lieve that it will finally fail as the Cable
filter has done. The way to have pure,
clean water is not take diity water and
filter it, but to get water that is clean
from tbe beginning. Pure water comes,
and comes only from deep down ia the
tarth. When Moline wants water thai
is pure and healthful it must go down
after it. A thousand feet below
the surface of Moline there is
water that if brought up and ued
would be detrimental only to physicians
and drug stores, while on the surface
there is lo pure water. The analysis of
the two artesian wtlis here, at the paper
mill and Prospect park, show them to be
the best kind of water. Such a well on
tbe bluS would furnish water for the city
of the best quality at less expense than it
is now getting water from the Mississippi
With the ftiiiure of tae Ci blc filter and
the prac:iea: demonstration fust it is not
safe to depezyi on any such device for
gpf.ing pure water our people should
waKe up to the necessity of getting arte
The truth of the matter is the Cable
filter hns not been rucoiog since
May 20. As will be remembered the
filter was first put in operation
April 10. A Hooker pump was
first used, but after running five
weess it gve out, btiing too small for
the work. As far as the filters we con
cerned they are a marked success., the
only difficulty is that the pump was not
strong enough to supply tbem in the first
place, and tbe consumption has increased
so since the filters were put in that ac
cording to Superintendent Murrin's idea
their capacity will have to be increased.
"When Mr. Cable first figured on
the filters," said Mr. Murrin
this morning "and he investigated
a number of different makes of filters, he
was assured that one adequate for all
purposes of the city could be secured for
$12,000. After deciding upon the Jewell
filter, however, he saw that it would take
a better plan than the one first con
templated, and rather than have it prove
a failure he ordered the three filter sys
tem, "costing him $15,000. Oar pump
ing capacity was then 2,000,000 gallons
in 24 hours. Mr. Jewell guarantee! that
the filters he would put id would filler
this water nicely, aad they did
but tbe first pump gave out after
running five weeks. We shut down
May 2 J and have not been running the
filter since. Mr. Jewell afterward tried
a vacuum pump.but it wee not suecessfu';
the lift was too much for it. Now Mr.
Jewell proposes to try a centrif ugcal pump
bat I hirdly think it will work, tither.
The Hooker pump lifted 2 700.m)0 gal
lons in 24 hours while it lasted, but soon
wore out. But since then, too, the con
sumption of water has increased. The
power house, for instance, takes 300,000
gallons a day, while we also
have 100 new private consumers. Mr
Jewell at one time suggested that tbe
city put in an additional fi'.ter, but Mr.
Jewell has written Mr. Cable on the sub
ject, and he replied that be hoped the
city would not interfere until his return
I have no doubt that Mr. Cable Las sup
posed until lecently that the filter was
running all right."
The Akous knows from a conversation
a representative of this paper heard be
tween Mr. Cable and Mr. Jewell in Mr.
Cable's house New Years night, that Mr.
Cable was assured the filters would do
their work satisfactorily. If they don't
Mr. Cable will see that they do.
The only complexion powder in the
world that is withou'. vulgarity, without
injury to the nser ana without doubt a
purifier, is Poazoni's.
Lots at auction prices in Scbnell's addition.
LOANED HIS NAME.
Explanation of a Recent Mys
tery at Chicago.
LOSS OF A DEAD MAN'S IDEITTITY.
The Plot Hatchet! by Two Tlosoro Friends
So That ne Could 6btaln a Situation
on a False Xame and with the Other'
Reference -Suicide of the Man Who
Loaned H,s Identity and Subsequent
Difficulty in Establishing the Same
The Truth Out.
Chicago, July 21. Frank C. Hall com
mitted suicide in this city last week. He
was a cousin of Judge and II W. Kohl
saat, two prominent citizens, but until
yesterday they did not know, nor did they
believe, that the body in the pickling vat
at the Chicago Medical college was that of
their cousin; and thereby hangs a pecnliar
and remarkable story, which baa the rare
virtue of being true. Judge Kohlsaat vis
ited the college last week and looked at the
corpse, but came away declaring that
there was not a feature that "reminded
him of his cousin. The reuon for this
was that the surgeons had held a post
mortem and removed the top of the sknll.
In replacing it they had not fitted it on
properly, and there was a dteep seam in
the middle of the forehead. Of course
this made a marked change in the appear
ance of the man.
Why the Judge Waa Incredulous.
But there was another reason for incred
ulty on the part of the judge. E. W. Gil
lette, manufacturer of flavoring extracts,
a short time ago emrrtoyea a man calling
himself Frank C. HaM, and, and giving
Judge Kohlsaat as his reference, to travel
in Ohio and sell Gillette's goods. Mr. Gil
lette took the precaution before employing
the alleged Hall to telephone the jude
and ask abc nt the reference, receiving a
reply that i: was all right. If Frank H?H
was traveling in Ohio he could not be a
corpse in a Chicaco molical college; yet
there were a number of thingsthat pointed
to the fact that the corpse was that of
Hall, in spire of Judge Kohlsaat's failure
to identify it.
Tl e Dead Man W as Hall.
When thf question first arose last week
Judge Koh.sa.it went to see Mr. Gillette,
and it was irrangeil that he should tele
graph his agent in Ohio and find out
whether he was ilead or alire whether he
was Hall o- -oiue other man. Yesterday
a letter wa-i received in reply. It statpi
that the aient was alive, but that Hall
was probably dead. At any rate the
agent was ft Hall, as his proper name
was Curraa. He confessed that he ob
tained the situation by false pretense and
sniil he wrs willing to resign or to go on
with his -.vnrk which, by the way, has
been very satisfactory just as Mr. Gil
lette shoul 1 determine.
A PLOT OF BOSOM FRIENDS.
' Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Stanford.
The One I ermits the Other to Use
Name and References.
And this is how it hapiiened. Hall and
Curran had for years been bosom friends.
Since they were boys in Cincinnati they
had shared each other's- jS"s tuid sorrows
Both were hard up a few months ago.
Hall was ne'er-do-well, albeit a good
hearted fellow. He once had a wife and
children and a happy home, but liquor
broke aU .t hat up and his wife obtained a
divorce. Theu he went tlown lower, an4
would have starved while here had ' te
Kohlsaats not helped him. But he and
Curran remained firm friends. After a
long search Hall obtained employment
here in a real elstate oilice, but Currin
was in b;id luck. He could get nothiug
A Possible Opening.
A few weeks ago while looking over the
advertisements in the Sunday papers.C .i
ranran across one inserted by E. W. Gil
lette, the flavoring extract manufacturer
on River street. Gillette wanted a trav 1
ing salesman.and Curran though he could
fill the pc sition. Ashe states in his let
ter, he w is a stranger in the city, and h-d
no references. He aud Hall talked iiie
matter o' er, and a bright idea occurred to
them. As James Curran in hard luck aud
without references would stand no chance
of getting the position. As the cousin of
Judge Khlsaat all would be clear srr'l
ing. Hall, who it appeared from t i
judge's s' atement, was of a most generous
disposition, fell heartily in with the
Overcame the Cash Difficulty.
There was another difficulty to over
come. The advertisement stated that -J5
was required as a deposit for the samples
that wot Id be intrusted to the salesman.
Neither Hall nor Curran had seen that
amount of money in some time. HaM.
however thought he could fix that all
right. There was tbe Judge, who was his
first couin, and to whom he had often ap
plied for help. Hall's conscience must
have tro ibled him somewhat, as he ex
hausted every other means to raise the re
quired ti before asking the jndge for it.
He ask"-d the judge, telling him that lie
could get a good job if the loan was made,
and Jude Kohbaat gave him his check
for the amount.
Curran Get the Position.
In the meantime Curran had written to
E. V. Gillette applying for the position.
He signed Hall's name to the letter and
gave "h s cousin Judge Kohlsaat" aa ref
erence. He received a reply requesting
him to (all. Thts was before tbe had
reeu oltained, but it made the raising
thereof imperative, and Hall saw his
cousin mniediatery with the success
noted a'ove. Hall gave the check to his
friend ud Curran took it to Gillette.
The larger never saw Hall, but did busi
ness all the way through with Cnrran.
He was pleased with the man's address,
and though be knew nothing of his char
acter, l.e considered Judge Kohlsaat's
check a sufficient guarantee on that point,
and gae Curran the job.
t.oes Traveling; "Incognito."
Currtn, under the frame. of Frank C.
Hall, went out on the rood, and did well
for his employer. It does not appwar that
Hall whs any gainer from the scheme, but
that he eulwxl into it simply to help his
boyhooi friend out of the bole. Ourran
is still n Ohia, aud wrote that he would
contimrehis route unless he heard from
the firti to tbe contrary. Mr. Gillette is
iu Europe, Hrs mauaier, E. IL Hill, said
yesterday: "We will not dwtmrge Curran
for Us decepttun, and shall allow hiai to
remain on the road for a tiiue at least.
He has been fartlrful in tbe discharge of
his Kty. We stall in.vrili.iaTr hfe pre
vioumecood, and if it will was Mot suah
action will ormie bkn in our eatpavy."
Fo-jr HmJi To B Itmatr BarM
1 oot Hall got discouraged. His situa
tion w m not a good one. He waa weak
and ill and he took a dose of poison.
"That ends the mystery." said Mr. Ernest
Kohlsaat, "and the only remaining thing
to do is to care for Hall-s body. It will be
taken charge of at once and given a decent
burial. Curran could be prosecuted for
the deception practiced, as be signed a
number of drafts on his firm, using Hall's
name. But he seems to be an bouest fel
low, and I suppose nothing will be done
A Yacht Sailor Sues Uaole Sam's Xavy
New York, July 21.-Tbe navy de
partment will shortly have a law suit on
its hands. William McXair, of Boston, a
seaman, through his counsel, Gen. Ben
jamin F. Butler, will sue the department
for $25,000 for false imprisonment. His
case is peculiar. He was a member of the
crew of the yacht Volunteer, and the uni
form of the crew is similar to that of the
United States seamen. There were a
number of desertions from the "White
Squadron" while it was here aud McXair
was arrestd four times as one of the de
serters. He Ought to Win nis Snit.
He protested against the arrest, and
asked to have the owner of the yacht, Mr.
Payne, sent for to identify him, but the
request was refused and he was taken to
New York the last time and kept under
arrest until the navy officers were satis
fied that he did not belong to the navy.
The whole case presents a very high
handed abuse of authority, if McXair cau
prove what he says.
9 THAT NEW CALIFORNIA LAKE.
The reople Want the Southern Pacific Re
strained from Shutting Off the Water.
Washington, July 21. The acting sec
retary of Hie interior has received a letter
from Wood McKnight, of Riverside, Cal.,
relatrve to the new kike forming in Col
orado desert, in which attention was
called to a report that the Southern Pa
cific Kailroad company is about to stop
the overflow of the Colorado river, the
property of the company being placed in
jeopardy, and reqnestinghe hiterior de
partment to intervene in behalf of tbe peo
ple of southern California whom it is pre
sumed the new body of water will greatly
benefit. The acting secretary in his re
ply to Mr.McKnight says that the matter
does not come within the jurisdiction of
the interior department, and that the rem
edy of rtie people against anticipated iu
juryfrom the operations of the railroad
company in protecting its property lies
in the courts.
The l'.aM Ball Experts.
Chicago. July 21. Following are the
scores cf League base ball clubs yester
day: At Brooklyn New York, 5; Brook
lyn, 4. At Pittsburg Pittsburg. 3; Chi
cago, 0. At Boston Boston, 3; Philadel
phia, It. At Cleveland Cleveland, 1; Cin
Association: At Boston Boston, fi;
Louisville. 5. At Philadelphia Athletic,
4; Columbus, IS. At Baltimore St. Louis,
3; Baltimore. 1. At Washington Wash
ington, 2; Cini inu.it i, ".
Western: At Denver Denver, 5; Kansas
Illinois-Iowa: At Joliet .Toliet. 4: Ot
tawa, 2. At Davenport Davenport, 2;
Ottumwa, 5. At Cedar Kapids (Juincy,
8: Cedar Rapids. 2. m
Howell & Co. in a Had Way.
Chicago, July 21. The aHairs of the
lumler firm of S. R. Howell & Co., in
stead of improving, are turning out to ls
more and rrore entangled and compli
cated. It is now feared that the concern
will not be aole to pull through, as at first
hoped. Advices from Nebraska state that
half a diizen attachment suits h;ul leen
begau thera, and that creditors are jump
ing on property wherever they can find it.
Organized the People's Party.
North Yakima, Wash., July 21. A
state industrial convention composed of
delegates from the Farmers' Alliance,
Knights of Labor, Good Templar? and
several trades unions met Sunday ni-ht
and organized the "People.s party of the
state o Washington." The platform de
clares in favor of the eight-hour system,
tbe sub-treasury scheme aad the abolition
of national banks.
Failure of a Hat Firtu.
Newbtoyport. Mass., July -il The as
signment of the Bay ley hat factory was
announced Yesterday. The cause was
that the factory was manufacturing a
class of goods which could only find a
market, at less than the cost of produc
tion. The company has been in existence
for the past eighteen years ;ind employed
about 250 hands. The estimated liabilities
are 1TO,000 and the assets $.D,000.
Sportsmen Miwt Pay Duty.
Ottawa, July 2L The collectors of
customs have been notified that they may
accept entry and duty on guns, fishin g
rods and other equipments of parties v;
itiug Canada for sporting purposes, with
fhe condition that the duty so paid will be
refunded on proof of the exportation of
the same within a period of two months
from date of entry.
Will Hang Him AVIu-n They Ctrh Him.
Shelbyville, Ky., July 21 The great
?st excitement prevails. Yesterday morn
ing Sam Pullman, a negro, assaulted aud
raptid the wife of Thomas Glenn, : farmer
living near here. A posM? of sixty aruied
men are iu pursuit of the black fiend. If
caught there will be no law's delay in his
A Nnraber of Marriages Invalid.
Cantos. O., July 21. A number of re
cently married people at Upier Sandusky
are in a state of mind over the discovery
that Rev. Albert Cushion, who officiated
at their wedlings, is not an ordained min
ister. This invalidates the marriages, ac
cording to Ohio law. The fact came out
iu a divorce suit.
Investigating; the Helsure of Those Boats.
Washington", Julv 21. The department
of state haa telegraphed United States
Consul Nelll at St. Stephens, N. B., in
structions to investigate and report upon
I heal legi.nl seizure of American fishing
vessels by the Canadian revenue cruiser
Driau at Eudtport, Me.
Cleveland Will Speak tn Ohio.
Cincinnati, July 21. Ex-Prei!ent
Cleveland has promised Governor Camp
bell to make six speeches in Ohio. One
will be ruode in Dayton, one iu 'ncin
nati, but the other four are not dictd d on
Bieoejaaraatton of His Postotttce.
WASHlswroXt July 21. Postmaster Gen
era! Warwwn aker yastcadery issued a gen
eral order to Mrry effect tbe contem
plated reorganisation of the work of the
different heads of bureaus.
'U i I Is1'
r-.'v'i.if 1U" 1 ;t
-Alii a LL.-l.i I
MADE ONLY BY uyeuno Kiyfr
CLEMANN & SALZMAM
ARE NOW 6HOWING
Three Times as Large a Stock of
Ae any other similar eet&bliebment in tbe city.
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Ncs. 124, 126 and 12S Sixteenth Street,
MIDSUMMER CLEARING SALE!
We are loaded with footwear of every kiDd and for everv
one, which must he unloaded to make
room for fall goods, and on
Monday.. July 20, and for one WeeH
The Bell will ling with every 10th CASH SALE, and if r
purciiase ia the lOtu yi ur money will be returned to yoa
ycur good?, no matter if it be 10c or $10.00.
Kemt-mber the Shoes cost do more, and you have a eld
vi gt niL'g tuera ior nomiog
Second and Harrison Sts , Davenpo:
Oj.en from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m.; Saturdays 10 p. m.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor etnd Builder
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth Sv . T? oL- ltA
and Seven'i Avenue. XvOCK IS.2t
S3f All kinde of carpenter work a specialty. P!ac and estimates for all kinds of bcitta
rai on application.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
AH kinds of Cot Flowers constantly on band.
Green Rouses- Flower gtore-
uue oio. k tortb of Central Par, the largest in Ia. 3T4 Brsly Strei ! . D"P'"
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth avenue.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Thia bouse hat Juatbeen refitted throiizhout and is now in A Ko. 1 condition. It If anK
cl.uu peT day ton-e ana a aeeirabie family hotel.
COMPLETE IN ALL
FOR CATALOGUES ADDREss
JJ. C. DUNCAN'
The Cigar Par Excellence.
OPERAS, CONCHAS FINAS-
PUEITAN0S, 1 PERFECT0S.
At Wholesale by;i
HARTZ & BAHNSEN