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Rock Island Daily
ROCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2S 1S91.
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Great Sale of
At prices never before offered, and that defy com
petitors to follow. This sale commences
And will last the balance of the week. Come
one and all and take advantage of the
remarkably low prices.
Cress & Black well's Midgets, - - - 25c Competitor's Price 50c
Cross & Black well's Chow Chow, - - 35c " " 50c
fros & Blacks-ell's Pickle Walnuts, " 35c " " 60s
tn & Blackwell's Gerkins, ... 30c " 45c
Cross & Blackwell's Anchovie Sauce, - - 20c " " 45c
Cross & Blackwell's Mushioon Catsnp, - 30c " 45c
Gordon & Dillworth Celebrated Goods
Preserved White Cherries, Per Qt., - - 54c " ; 65c
Preserved Jams, 25c " " 50c
Olives, - 25c " 40c
French Peas, Extra Fine, ... 20c " " 303
Canton Ginger, 50c " 80c
Royal Yacht Club Salid Dreseicg, - - 45c " 50c
Mashroons (in Glass), - - - - 40c " " 55c
Mnsliroons (in Glass), - - - 20c " "' 30c
Nestel's Milk Food, 25c " " 50c
Van Houten's Cocoa, 1 lb. Tins, - - 50c " " $1.00
Baker's BreakfaBt Cocoa, lb., - - 20c " " 253
Baker's Pure Cocoa, i Package, - - 15c "253
Cox Gelatine, - - - - - 15c u " 20c
Shaffer's Fruit Syrup, - - 25c " " 50c
Celery Salt, per lb., - - - - 10c
Macaroni, per lb., - - - - 10c
Canned Asparagus, - - - - - 30c. " " 50c
Rolled Ox Tongue (Curtis Bras.) - 45c " " 65c
Boned Chicken and Turkey, - - 45c " " 65c
Dried fruits and other goods at correspondingly
prices, too numerous to mention.
MILLIONS AT STAKE
Alleged Heirs of Chicago Prop
erty Enter Suit.
LAND CLAIMED WORTH $50,000,000.
A Charge of Fraud In the Title of Those
Now Holding the Property A Story
That Goes Bark to 1830 The Attempt
to Get One Signature to Clear the Title
and the Way It Failed Real Estate In
Illinois, WImomIh, Indiana and Mich
Igan Involved Views of One of the
Chicago. Oct. 28 -The initial suit in a
'ong list of t-imilar action to recover
millions upon millions worth of centrally
1 rated real estate in Chicago, Milwaukee
nnd towns in Illinois, Wisconsin and
Michigan was begun in the United States
circuit court yesterday. The facta in the
case appear more like an improbable fic
tion, but the people behind the litigation
declare they will push the case to the end.
The snit is begun by Robert L. Summer
tin, X. Gussett, Bruno Durst, John S.
Durst. Horatio Durst, John Durst,
Robert D. Iron and Morcellita Iron, the
two latter being minors; Matilda Moss,
Louis Hopkins, John A. Hopkins and
Simeon and Ella Bateman, the two last
also be in a: minors, all of Texas, against
Edward Melson, Johnson Melsou, John
Kruger and Mary J. Lambert, the latter
being from Michigan.
The Land That Is Claimed.
The land sought to be recovered is owned
or controlled by the defendants, and con
sists of the south half of section 6, of
township S9 north, range 13. The prop
erty is ou the southwest side, and well
adapted for manufacturing purposes, al
though the bill filed claims it is now used
a farming land by defendants or is cov
ered by buildings and otherwise improved,
and the income derived is f 5 000 per an
num. This land, the bill says, was sold
by the United States government in 1S39
to John B. Russell, and by him sold to
Louis T. Jamison, then a lieutenant in
the United States army and the recruiting
officer here and commandant at Fort
Dearborn. Jamison afterward disposed
of the lands to his father-in-law, John
Holiday, and through him it descended to
the complainants in the present suit, who
are Holiday's heirs.
The Story of the Title.
The heirs do not now possess the land,
bin contend that the present holders have
no title, inasmuch as they or the original
holders of the land never deeded the prop
erty away. It seems, according to the at
torney for the complainants. General
James McCartney, ex-attorney general of
Illinois, that Lieutenant Jamison was a
big land speculator when he commanded
at Fort Dearborn, and became so heavily
involved when the panic of '33 came that
he was compelled to use a large portion of
government funds iu his possession to
save himself. He paid up his shortages
with money borrowed from John Durst,
of Texas, and being dismissed from the
service went to Texas to live.
A Charge Against John B. Ogden.
While in Texas he deeded to John Hol
iday, his father-in-law, nine tracts of the
land in dispute. After he and his imme
diate heirs died the land remained uncul
tivated, and in 18S5 the late William B.
Ogden sent an agent to Texas to find the
heirs and if possible to get them to deed
their property over to him. The agent
did this work altogether too well. It is
claimed he represented to the heirs that
the property was about to be sold for
taxes and he waited them to give him a
power of attorney to pay the taxes and re
deem the land. The heirs signed the al
leged power of attorney, but it proved to
be a release on their - part of their claim
npon. the lands. I n this way, it is alleged,
Ogden secured possession of the property,
his agent having iu tnrn deeded it to him,
aud sold it to the present holders.
SOME MORE SKULLDUGGERY.
Attempts to Secure a Clear Title on the
Sly The Other Side.
Some of this land Ogden sold, and one of
the purchasers by accident discovered the
flaw in the title. He immediately en
gaged a Chicago lawyer to go to Texas
and secure the signatures necessary.
The attorney went to Texas and sought
out John Durst, one of the heirs whose
fijnr.ture was needed to make the
t'.tle clear. The lawyer found Durst and
taking him to the hotel represented to
him, it is claimed, that his signature woe
needed in the transfer of a small amount
of property he had long ago been inter
ested in and that if be would put bis
name to the deed he (the lawyer) would
pay him fo for bis trouble. Durst be
lieving that all was right consented, and
be bad taken up his pen aud war) about to
put his signature to the document.
Just in the Nick or Time.
Just at that moment his attorney, Rob
ert L. Summerlin.of San Antonio, opened
ibe door. It was an incident that would
not have occurred once in a lifetime, but
Durst at once decided not to put bis sift
nature to the release paper until be con
sulted Summerlin. He at one arose and
went into another room with his lawyer,
and upon his return told the Chicago man
that be would not sign. Summerlin at
once began an investigation, and discov
ered that not only did Durst have a claim
on the property in question, but that all
the other heirs were equally interested in
the original nine parcels of land Lietenant
Jamison had deeded to Mr. Holiday.
Rome Tracts In Dispute.
The land consists of 2,000 acres in Cook
county alone, including lots on Monroe
find Madison streets, worth $0,000 a front
foot, or nearly 2,0u0.000. The acre pfop
erty in Cook county is worth 3,000 per
acre, or H,000,000. There are also fll.ouu
acres of farming land in Grutidy and Will
counties, and several thousand acres in
Michigan and Wisconsin, including thir
ty lots in Milwaukee, two of which are
diagonally across from The Evening Wis
consin building, a five-storied structure,
the land being worth $2,000 per front foot.
There are also a number of lota in Michi
gan City, led., and in half a doxen small
towns in Wisconsin and Michigan where
Lieutenant Jamison bought real estate
during the land craze of the thirties.
Fitly Millions at Stake.
Gen. McCartney, attorney for the heirs,
said the suits would be pushed vigorously
aud thought that (TiO.OOO.OOO was a con
servative estimate of the value of the
property claimed. He said: "Those who
now claim ownership will no doubt de
fend that the statute of limitations gives
i them a -ood title, hnvine been in posses
siau over twenty years. Butthat will not
save them, as they or their grantors'
promised under the alleged power of at
torney to pay the taxes on the land and
give the property to the heirs; but they did
not, and hence there was fraud and no
statute of limitations will cover fraud."
The Present Owners Indignant.
Many brokers and interested property
! owners are indignant about the publica
tion of the description of their property
, in connection with this suit. There is a
general feeling that the claim is entirely
worthless, some of the property in ques
tion having been held by its present own
. era for nearly fifty years. "I think that
, the entire suit is most absurd," said on
' of the interested parties. "My clients
- have been in peaceable possession of their
I property for years, and their abstract
! shows the government patent. There is
, absolutely not the slightest foundation
for the claims raised against the property
! of my clients."
ALL'S WELL THAT "ENDS WELL.
A Wronged Girl Klglited at the Itequesl
of Her He t rave -'a Dying Wife.
ATLANTA, Oct. 28. Isaac Harkins and
his wife were married in Charleston Mon
day and left today for their home near
Murphy, N. C. Harkins is a fine looking
Englishman of 45. He was the son of an
innkeeper in Liverpool. He was iu great
demand among mothers who had mar
riageable daughters over there. One
flaxen-haired beauty enthralled him, and
the pair were engaged. But Harkins'
mother had other views and selected a
buxom Manchester lassie, Susan Bam
blitt. Isaac's fickle heart turned to her.
Susan, believing his protestations, yielded
to her impetuous lover without sufficient
care fr the customary formalities. Then,
when the situation began so grow crit
ical, Isaac, turning back to his first love,
arrauged a hasty wedding, aud the pair
secretly sailed for America.
A Deathbed Injunction.
That was fifteen ago years. The couple
went to North Carolina, where they set
tled upon a farm. In their new home
they found prosperity and four children
came to bless them. Mrs. Harkins only
learned of her husband's escapade ears
after. On her deathbed she called him
to her aud said: '"Now, I want you to
promise that you will look up that poor
girl, marry her and bring her here, and
let her live in honor during the years that
iuiy oc left her." After the funeral H.r
kins wrote home making inquiries. Ills
mother, learning that it was her own son
who had wronged the girl, had kept her
as a daughter. It was arranged that
Susau, with her child, a bright girl of 15,
should cress the ocean and meet Harkins
at Charleston. There the wrong was
righted and Susan, as his wife, is now on
the way to her new home, while the child
has at last met her father.
SOME GEORGIA CHIVALRY.
How a Negro Was Treated for Protecting
a Mulatto Girl.
Augusta, Ga., Oct. So. Passengers in
the smoking car of the South Carolina
railway coming to Augusta from Charles
ton Monday witnessed an exciting
scene. At Branchvilie a negro man, a
mulatto girl, and Mr. Rivers Carr, of
Blackville, boarded the train. They took
seats in the second-class car. The white
man sat behind the negro and the mu
latto girl sat on .the opposite side. The
negro noticed the white man winking at
the girl. He objected to the dirtation
and spoke to Carr abjut it. Carr became
infuriated at the negro trying to correct
his conduct and a quarrel ensued. He
pulled a pistol and pushed it against the
breast of the negro and pulled the trigger
twice, but it failed to ga off each time.
Left the Field to the White Man.
He then examined tue pistol to sac what
was the matter, and then pulled the trig
ger the third time. It discharged this
time, and the ball went through the win
dow, but came ery near bitting a passen
ger. While the two men were clinched
the negro man tried to draw his pistol,
but was prevented from using it by the
interference of the conductor. The train
was stopped and the negro was put off in
the woods, bile the white man was al
lowed to ride along with the girl.
ONE WOMAN FATALLY HURT.
: ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. "
Calamity Hank," a gamblerof Chadron,'
Nib-.- frightened a young Indian girl to'
.Thirty bouses were detroyed at Con
n?aut, O., by a cyclone. The loss is
The thirty-fifth annual conclave of the
Knight Templars of Itliuois is being
held in Chicago.
Judge Siebecker remains silent regard
ing his refusal to try the Wisconsin
A collision on the "Soo" road at Glen
wood, Minn., killed five persona and in
jured seven others.
The treasury department has decided
that newspapers and periodicals for the
World's fair are exempt from duty.
Ralph Cunningham, a son of Secretary
Foster's business partner, at Fostorla, O,,
attempted suicide by throwing himself
Into a furnace.
The Damon Safe company, whose work
at Cambridge, Mass., were recently
burned, will probably erect a plant in
Waukegtn, Ills. ,
Tbe celebrated leaning tower of Sara
gossa, Spain, was so undermined by the
recent floods in that country that it Is
feared it will fall
Because twelve men on a -jury at De
troit drank twelve qunrts of beer while
they were considering a case, the judge
has set asida the verdict.
The report that Stephen B. Elkins, of
West Virginia, is to succeed Senator
elect Proctor in the cabinet, is generally
credited in Washington.
William S. Munson, assistant secretary
of the Fulton Building association of
Cincinnati, is a defaulter in the sum of
$14,000. Cards and horse racing. i
The investigating committee of the Cook
county (Ills.) board discovered a shortage
in the coal accounts at tbe infirmary of
twenty-eight tons in a single mouth. ;
Fire a Meingen, Switzerland, destroyed
I'M houses and rendered 784 persons home
less. Every edifice of importance in the
village was destroyed.
Anti Jewish riots are reported from'
Russia Fifty were killed and hundreds
wounded in one '.ity, and thousands have
fled to the forests, where they are dying
of starvation. ,
Misscss Ellen Stoddard and Amelia
Crane, girls of about living near Scran-l
ton. Pa,, were attacked by a wildcat,'
which they killed with clubs and bore'
home in triumph.
Four Cars Thrown Down an Embank
ment in Arixona.
Flagstaff, Ariz., Oct. 28. At Pine
Yet as, sixty miles west of this place, tbe
San Francisco express on the Atlantic
aud Pacific road was thrown from the.
track while running at the rate of forty
miles per hour. The day coach, Pullman
tourist sleeper, baggage and express car
were thrown down the embankment. Al
most every person on board received some
injury, and several were seriously hurt,
iirs. Mary Kistler, of Kingman, Kan.,
will prilwbly die.
The Seriously Injured.
Among others seriously injured are: L.
Heather, St. Louis, scalp wound; George
Eckhart, St. Louis, cut about head; C.
1'alliam, sleeping car porter, leg -fractured;
Mrs. Isabella Fnsselman, Allen
town, Pa., badly bruised; Mrs. D. Mogge,
San Fr ancisco; Mrs. Jennie Thompson
Salem, Ills., and James Williams. Albu
querque, N. SI., bacly cut about tie head.
Tbe fireman and engineer e soaped with
flight injuries. .
sf Romance on tbe WheeL
Kzw Yobk, Oct. 28. It is stated that
j Martin, the winner of the lx-days-go-as-
. vnn.nlat.a KHiVa" mm 1a. 4 V-
j wt. mm tt
made that race for love of a Detroit glrL
He and the girl (who is the daughter of a
well-to-do merchant) met some years ao
and fell in love, but the girl's father bade
her forget a man who had neither profes
sion nor money. As usual in such cases
she didn't forget, but met her lover se
cretly. Having won enough money to
furnish a home, and obtained steady em
ployment at Detroit, tbe "bard-hearted"
father gave in, and the pair will be mar-
Chicago. Oct. 27.
Board of trale quotations for tolay were
is follows: Wheat No. z October, opened 83c,'
closed 9t-c; December, opened tl$c, closed
M-: year, opened We, closed Utio. Corn No.
! October, opened 4c, closed 57Hc; Novem-'
ber, opened oZc. CiOaed 2tc; 'year, opened
fivo, closed 4-Vsc Oats No. 2 November
apened and closed -T"-4c; Iccember, opened
fl''V. closed 25c; May, opened and closed
Sir. Pork -December, openel enclosed
fs.'iTi: January, opened IU.2U. closed
Jll.tiTU,: May. opened (11.5214, closed tll.40.
I rd November, opened $ri,15, closed 4.07J.:
Live stcck Prices at the Union Stock,
yards ranged as follows: Hogs Market
rather active on lacking and shipping ac
count; feeling weak; prices 5(3, 10c lower; sales
ranged at $3.i(i.2 pigs, f light. f&W
g4.u rough packing, t-3.8ia4.3J mixed, and
t-4.ui&4.45 heavy packing and shipping lota.
fat Je Market fairly active on local and
shipping account and prices well supported;
Quotations ranged at t6.UU&JS prime .to
shipping steers, 4.3Ci&S.9J good to fancy
d. i3.(M&4.0M common to fair do, $8.Ka
4.25 butchers' steers, tl.(Mj&!.u stockera, JiOO
ft:UU Texan, S-5o-a4.tfJ rangers. tM33Jli
feeders, $1.50Q,X50 cows, JL25&2.JJ bulls and
ti.S iigAOO veal calves.
thtep Market fairly active and prices well
supported: quotations ranged at (3.5U&4.8,)
wi sterns, 5&4.1i natives, and $3.5033.90
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 81&33c;
dairies fancy, fresh, :3&26c: pack'ng stocks,
fresh. i:ll4c. Kgm Loss off, ate per dos.
Live poultry Old chickens. c per lb; spring,
7c; rooster?, Sc; young turkeys, tte: old. Vc:
ducks, mixed. He; geese, t).537.9u per dos.
l'otatoes Home grown, 4Qjt53c per sack; Wis
consin and Michigan, common, ib&c; fair to
choice. : i323 per bu: sweet potatoes, Illinois,
ll.iju.il.,; per obi; Jerseys, r.'.a&i7S. Apples
common, S1j4H.5J per bbl; good, JLTS
2.00; choiye to fancy, $iir35. Cranberries
t ape Cod, fancy. fc6.5nSt7.5U per bbl: Jersevs.
New Yoaa. Oct. SI.
Wheat No. I re-1 winter cash. tl.OtU: No
vember. Sl.Us: December, tl.O'Ai: January.
Ci.i- i ota o. z mixed earn, 7Jc; Octo
ber, &: November, 6Mic: iJetember. SttMc.
Oats-Dull bnt steady; No. z cash. 37c;
iNoveniorrr aim December, a. He. Kyo
fairly active but firm: No. z we-tern, 8SV4c.
Barley Easier; No. S Milwaukee, 70c; Can
ada, 8xfo1.0X I'ork-Dull and nominal;
new mess. $11.00. Lard (juieU November.
frrt .50; Dcreniber, $.".
Live Stock: Cattle Market weak, and no
trading in beeves dressed beef, dull; Dative
sites, per lb. UeepaljLambs-sUr-
kpi uui.: eoesii, 4.ri.To per luj itn; lan.be,
J4.T5&T..7S. Hogs Market steady; live hog-,
l4.4Ki5.fiS per 100 lbs.
iHiA II IIIQjE?
THE. PRICE OF. OTHER BRANDS.
SOLD IN CANS, ONLY