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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 30 1891.
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nool - Books,
ei a.id Second-hand.
..t'-hr . ftrap.
3i.;:--. P 11.il ne Ku'ers. and
(.rrt'.ias nici'-S;i:y for school.
b'iii' B;rr;'' t!initutary gef.gruj hy for
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I-. -j tf m n?y by j.Hlin? yonr school
117 Sfcood Avenue.
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t1: :br.e Lrni-tla. insurance cojj-
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mesto Pay Until 1893.
'"fe of TO" Life
b 'yT '"' f'-re tb..y a.e all .old.
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TWO BOXES AND A TRUNK I
They Create a Suspicion That all ia
Mysterious DUappearmece or la
sane COBTIt t Frem Gin It Ws
ranton la the Box T The Kl
Kn llnmhal Tblaka
A MYSTERY .
Chief of Polks Miller received tele
gram last night from Chief of Police
Myhrs, of Elgin, stating that George Pat
ton, an insane ecu vie t at tbe insane hos
pital had escaped on Saturday night and
had been shipped in a box on Sunday
night. Tbe message further stated that
there were two boxes and a zinc trunk
shipped and all had been checked over
the C., M. &St. P. road to Rock Mand.
They were accompanied by two men and
a woman, a des ription of each being
The boxss arrived here at 11:25 a. m
on Monday, atd shortly afterward a
stranter appeartd at the window of the
C, R. I. & P. ticket effi.-e and purch.sed
three tickets for Mucatine. He then
applied to Bas?gigem&eter Graves to have
the boxes and tiunks recbecked to Mus
catine, saying that he would hire an ex
pressman to brit.g them up from tbe Mil
waukee depot. lie described the boxes
to the bsggagem aster, saying there would
probably be excess charges, as they
were quite heavy. Mr. Graves afterward
went down to the Milwaukee depot, where
the boxes were, and after finding that
they weighed in tbe neighborhood of 600
pounds, told the straDger that he could
not check them anyway, as tbey were too
heavy, and advised him to ship tbem by
freight, and accordinely the two boxs
were taken to tie C, R I & P freight,
office, where they were shipped
AS PKHSOXAL EFFECTS
and billed to Walter M. Briggs, Muscatine,
the zinc trunk being taken back to tbe
C R. I. fc P. depot and checked to
In a conversa ion with S. C. McAdams,
the assistant ba?gsge master at the C,
R. I. & P., one of tbe men, who appeared
to be the one wbo did all the business,
6aii that they were a party of hunters
and trappers and that tbey were on their
way to Muscatitie where they expected to
join a party wh were going to Arkansas
to spend tbe winter hunting and trap
ping. The boxes are described by the
men who ham led them at the freight
depot as about nve feet long and having
rope handles in the ends. Bothboxeswere
weighed at once, their combined weight
about 660 pouo Is, which would appear
to be rather heavy for cooking utensils,
which tbey were sa d to contain. Tbe
bcxes were loaded immediately and went
out that afternoon, and it is now remem
bered by those wbo attended to their
shipment that the man wno was looking
after the boxes appeared
VERY MUCH EXCITED
and was very at.xious that they should go
as soon as possible. The two men and
the woman left at 3.2S the same afternoon
for Muscatine. The message from the
chief of police ( f Elgin describes one man
as about six feet tall, of dark complexion
and dark musttche, aged about 85 and
weight about 1(0 poands; the other as
about 30 years of age, about five feet
eight icches in height and weight about
160 pounds. Tbe woman is described as
of lfcBS than medium height and weight
about 115 pounds. George Pan ton, tbe
escaped convict, is described as about 35
years of age, with short stubby mustache
and gray hair. Be is of slight bnild and
pale and would weigh about 140 pounds.
Dennis McCarty, baggagemaster at the
Milwaukee depct, this morning received a
message from A. D. Dement, warden of
tbe penitentiary at Joliet, asking for in
formation in regard to what bad become
of tbe boxes and trankB described above.
Tbe mystery which surrounds the case
will probably be cleared away in a
few days, as tbe asylum authorities are
putting forth every effort to recapture
Panton, wbo bss evidently put up the job
himself, or is tx ing spirited away either
dead or alive by parties who fear him, or
desire him out of the way.
feepttmber Police Report.
The report of Chief of Police Miller for
September is as follows: Peace warrant,
1; drunk, 13; burglary, 1; larceny, 4;
assault and bat' try, 7; abusive langusge,
6; drunk and disorderly, 2; disorderly
conduct, 16; carrying deadly weapon, 1;
fast driving, 1 ; keeping vicious dog, 1;
fugitive from jLBtice, 1; posting bills on
telegraph po!en, 1; keeping disorderly
house, 1 ; state casps, 7; city cases, 51;
total. 58; number tramps lodged, 6; iail
bill, 30 meals at 20 cents, 6. Fines and
fees collected by H. C. Wivill, $180 50.
Fred DeBoard, of Hamlet, was in tbe
city today exhitifting a mule to his friends
in which he tases considerable pride.
DeBosrd's adm ration for the long-eared
animal is based principally on the fact
that it outran four competitors at the
Aledo fair last Friday in a mile dash ,
In his ecstacy over this feat DeBoard
does not consider that probably upon the
next occasion Mr. Mule is asked for a
trial of speed or to pull a load of turnips
across lots he will refuse to budge an
inch. A mule is all right at times .
Tbe living hi Jf lady.
MAY 11 BT A III) THE WOKK."
"BX kt on Proas Wa.hioft-tea That
Hci.b-pin Canal C'oantraetlon nay
be T. d up In the loarta.
Tbe Chicago Daily News of Monday
published the following among its Wash
Officials of the war department say that
too much litigation in,the I'linois courts
over engineering projects in that state
may stirumslj cripple the progress which
should be mide on these important
works. The Hennepin canal work is
beinu pushed forward rapidly, but it
could be much embarrassed by an ic junc
tion from the Illinois federal courts to
ted th- 1' gility of tbe route as now 1st i
out. Ex Congressman Gest, representing
the vii w taken b Rock Idand, has con
tended that the war department had no
Ugl right to select the route on which
woik in now being pushed, as a different
r.iu'e w proposed to con
gss ami authorized by that
body. This contention was dismissed
by Anting S-eretarv Grant the other
day. but M b Grant fears that his action
may leai to a lawsuit to test the point
raised hy Gust, The acting secretary
sajs that there is the same right to enjoin
tt.e government as there is to ecjoin a
ptivate rit'zen, and if the suit were be
gun the Hetin. pin rar.al work would have
to prorthly he s-uspended, at least in part,
until lue (.low process or the courts had
paMed on the question.
With the appeals which might be taken
from court to court up to the United
St tes n ur-reme court the, prospective de
lay on this great national waterway
would bu very great and might put off
for three or tour years the much desired
channel from the great lakes to the Mis
In commenting on the above the Union
It rea ls very much like a supplement
to the report of a combination of prop
erty-holders to exact exorbitant terms
for their holdings, which led the Henne
pin engineers to survey a different route
for the tcrn.icus anj thus practically de
layd w tk on the canal for an entire
Y.-s, it does look very much that way,
and it was undoubtedly the acrimonious
fliiht made by the property holders and
their attorney, Gest, which gave color to
the suspicion tbat further dilatory tactics
would be ad ipted by them. However.
The Argus is of the opinion that this ob
jectinn to the southern route will not be
carried to tbe extreme suggested
by the Washington dispach. The
report uf the special commission
was generally accepted as the AdsI de
cision, and while there are undoubtedly
a few disgruntled individuals, the people
of Rock Island as a wl.ole. are satisfied
that the most feasible route has been
chosen. The ARGesregrets exceedingly,
however, tbat through tbe obstructive and
hostile action of an interested few, the
city itself has been placed in a most un
enviable and false position. While the
prevailing sentiment was unquestionably
in favor of the northern route, the radical
measures adopted to secure that end
would never have been conceived or
championed without tbe persistent prod
ding of acquisitively inclined individuals.
Foil re Pviats,
Frank Irving, a brakeman on tbe east
end of the C, R. I. & P., was arrested
list night on suspicion of having robbed
Edmond Wilson, a stockman, of about
$30 in money. Wilson bad stopped over
here yesterday and was enjoying a good
old fashioned "toot." He and Irving
had been together the most of the day
around a saloon near the upper depot
and as night came on to Wilson a jag
came with it, and in going out of the
back door of tbe saloon about 9 o'clock
he fell down and cut and ugly gaBh over
his right eye. He was picked up an i
found to have been robbed, and as Irving
had been his companion during the day he
was first suspected. This, together with
the fact that Irving bad said te had no
money that morning and in the evening
paid a bill of 11 at Flynn's lunch coun
ter, and had $5 on his person when found,
make the police thick they have tbe right
man. He will have his hearing before
Magistrate Wivill this evening.
Thomas Maxwell, of Port Byron, was
arrested by Officer Mulqueen last night
on a warrant sworn out by L. A. Trent,
of Port Byron, charging Maxwell with
stealing a skiff, which it is claimed he
brought to Davenport and disposed of.
He was taken up by Constable Cox of
Rapids City this morning, and will be
given a hearing before Magistrate Stone.
John Ebrhardt and Jacob Scheib, of
Rapids City, wbo were before Magistrate
Wivill yesterday for resisting an officer,
were fined $8 and f 5 respectively, the
total amount being $27.55 in Ehrhardt's
case, and $30-25 in Scheib's case.
Aid. Tindall withdrew bis complaint
against Jim Thompson for abusive lan
guage, and the latter was allowed to go
his way unmolested. Tbe costs, $1.80,
were paid by a friend of Thompson's.
HAKES HELD. .
' ' ' ' .. . . T .
i"e Kngtneer or tbe Verne bjwala
Banna Over to tbe Brandt Jury in
the Mans of 91,000.
The unsavory trial of Carpenter, Lyon
and Hakes, which has been in progress
in Magistrate LeClaire'a court in Daven
port, terminated yesterday afternoon
Carpenter had previously been bound
over to the grand jury, and the two other
defendants were treated similarly in bonds
of $1,000. The case ginst George.
Hakes was the last one to come up for
disposal, and the T:ibune prints the fol
lowing evidence which was adduced:
' Mrs. Hammerly, the mother of Dollie
Hammeriy. was put on the stand. She
knew the defendant. George Hakes, and
Ad Ammermsn. Friday afternoon of
tbe fair week she saw Hakes for the first
time on the Vorne Swain . Her daugh w r
aud Ada Ammerman were on the oo..t
with Hakes. She told him she wanted
him to quit harboring those girls on the
boat, lie lmghed and said nothing
Ada Ammerman was not on the boat.
Dollie Himinerly was next put oa the
stand She testified to an avsa It com
mitted by Hakes about two weeks before
the fair at tne court -bouse. On Friday
of fair week she saw H ,kes and told h::n
Ada wanted to see bim up by the court
house aud he said he would go. She
was not with Ada at any other time when
Hakes was with her.
On cross examination she testified that
when they went to the court house ber
sister and Ada a brother accompanied
them as far as Ripley street where tbey
were told to wait. She reiterated her
statements reaatding tbe assault. Sne
told a remarkably straight story which
the vigorous cros examinaton failed to
shake i'i any particular.
Ada Ammerman was put on tbe stand
and testified as to the assault at the court
bouse and to another assault at Scbu-'izen
park, the latter occurring on Saturday of
fair week. Mamie Wood was with her at
Schueizen park. They came hon.e on an
electric car. George Hakes was with thtm
l the tinifi.
Oa cross examination she stuck to h"r
first story but furtuer accused Hikes ot
having assaulted hi r on tbe Verne Swain
She would get a little mixed at times but
as a rule her testimony was straight for
ward. Mamie Wood testified as to tbe assault
at Schue zen park, but her testimont
differed somewhat from that of Ada's
and in such a way as to cast some doubt
on her evidence, although she told the
story in a straightforward manner and
stuck to it through a long cross examina
tion. After she was dismissed the attor
neys agreed to fu.mit tbe case without
further evidence. Magistrate LeClaire
then bold the defendant to the grand
jury in the sum of $1 000.
K' UMaiionat Death of tbe French Um-
Brussels. France. Sept. 30 General
Boulaneer committed suicide today on the
torch of Madame D. E Bonnemain, who
accompanied Lira in bis flight from
France, and died in July after extraor
dinary efforts to save her life Gen.
Boulanger left a long letter, the contents
of which the authorities refuse to disclose.
Anoher It all nay Horror.
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 30. A head
end collieson occurred near Kent early
this morning be-ween an excursion and
freight train It is reported that four
ptrsons were killed, and 25 to 30 injured.
See Rcha the living
half lady at tbe
Orncs, Roome 3, , 5 and 6 Masonic Temple,
Why not pay the same amount to the Home
Bui'ding and Loan A.pociation each month tbat
yon are hot paying for rent, and acquire a home
of yonr own.
Lane awarded at lowest rates.
StocK in tbe firs: terie6 may be bad upon ap
plication to tbe Secreiary.
I have a Jarge number of old
fashioned whisky glasses, hold
ing on an average one-third as
much as a plain half pint tum
bler. The demand for common
jelly glasses is so for in excess
of the visible supply that I
have concluded to offer these
tumblers, assorted, at 25 cents
a dozen, while they last. They
are of the very best glass,
highly polished, useful In many
ways after they are emptied.
Q. M. Loosley.
CHIKJ, GLASS ASD LAnrs,
1608 Second Avenue,
Highest of all in Leavening Power. TJ. S. Gov't Rrport, Aug. 17, 1889.
,1. Nk &&M 1 O
Still going on apace at
As heretofore we shall ennrinnn In
offer special inducements to buyers of
"'0" Koas ana any goods in. our entire
stock during the progress of our alter
ations. Our roof is now being put on as fast
as workmen can carry it forward, but
itiltyetbe several days before we
shall be able to use our rear addition
or the rooms up stairs.
It is impossible to enumerate the var
ious cut prices we are oflering or the
manyextrem' novelties we re receiv
ing each day as the fall season ap
proaches. Special values in new Millinery will
be shown on Monday, all high class
noveiiies now being opened.
resist calling; especial attention to onr
recent arrivals of fall and winter
DRESS GOODS, which department
has never before been so popular as
Our cloak and jacket department is
a continuous pleasure to both ourselves
and our patrons, compliments on the
purchases for this department seem
most hearty and sincere.
The early bargains 'which we are
showing in stylish jackets, ought and
undoubtedly will give us a lead over
Conventional designs in draperies
in Daghestan, Tokio, silk finished
madras, Stanley, Holland dados, plain
Hollands. The celebrated Minetto
shades in plain, dados- gilt and prints
considerably below the usual prices-
1712. 1714. 1716 1718, 1720 nd 1723 Second Avknub.
Art Store. I The Fair.
Oak easles, something new. New games.
)ak screens. Xew Tovs.
.IOums. X w Dolls.
Picture frames. Can't mention them all. Come and see
-rape tissue paper is used for all kindf for yourself.
of fancy work. SVatoh for our
Ve now hae a laree stock SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Mo. 9 drawing books. Qext week
GEORGE n. KINGSBURY,
1703, 1705 Second Ave. Telephone 1216.
A iine Line in the Newest Styles, the best
A ssortment Ever Shown at Lowest Prices.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
1811 and 1813, Second Avenue, EOCK ISLAND.
You Can't do Without:
Dr. McKann's CeletalBfl Congii Symp,
Tbe very beft preparation made for Congbs. Colde, Bronchitis, and all lung and
CURES LIKE MAGIC !
Good atike for children and adults. Two .izes 13 and 25c.
Thomas' Cslskted Kidney and Liver PILLS.
These pills are fist taking the place of the more expensive remedies for all kidn.y and
"Y7"FT"Vr'; Because they are easier to take, cheaper in price and give better
- J- result..
Give tbem a trial. None equal tbem.
mai', on receipt of price, S5 cent, a bottle.
Tbe proprietor will forward tbem to any addres. by
Mb lie only by
T. H. THOMAS.
Rock Island 111.
- Special Shoe Sale -
300 Pair Men's Shoes,
250 Pair Ladies' Shoes
REGARDLESS OF COST
Men's Tan Colored Shoes,
Ladies' Hand Turn Shoes,
Ladies' Hacd Turn Shoes,
Ladies Hand Turn Shoes,
Regular Price S3. 00; reduced fo $2.25
" 8.50 4.00:
" 5.00 5 50;
Remember there is only a limited amout of the above bargains, ao come early.
G0. F. BOTH,
JckoB4 Hnnt.i office.
Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue.
Elm Street Store,
2928 Fifth Avenue