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IN LIMBO AT LAST,
A Fine Worker1 6f Local Notoriety
Sent to the Pen.
Trial and Con vtrtioa of Robert Irvin
MktlfM at Stillwater. Minn.
Bark Ilaners -terente.
..Aemcthod and results when
tv,iK is taKcn: it ia
i . .1, rMT Til lUf wc.
S promptly o tbeK4gney8'
i' del,. cleanses the SYS-
'.Actually, tlippois coias, neaa-
Son. Syrup of Fig. is the
imedvof its kind ever pro-
rtl! 4 - ,1 facta onri
to the stomach, prompt in
m ana irun , .
-.nrWIUIll Alt-'ii iug iiiuou
n oLlAfnT-ictfli-ipnc ita
, ,n l 1T1PS fMHIlIIlCIMl 1L
'"''Hv.i have made it the most
;,of Ffc w for sale in 75c
; -v.. nil li-ndinff druccnsts.
liabk- druggist who may not
; it on liana win iuwu.c u,
'".ly for anv one who wishes
..it'Mnnutadured only by the
UffORHlA FIG SYRUP CO.,
T. B. KK1DY.
i Estate and Insurance.
PRi'iIFIMY KOIl S A LA.
.-bcc-tcn F fth j-trre: S 5.V)
F.li'VftiiU street fiOO
N rli uvi-mie 700
. - r'f.h-irtet TeO
K'l.h ovennc 800
. UN, iVftn 8S0
.;;tifnih rtrr't S50
KWii.'h street l.WO
N n'li H.-enne 1,1K)
:lth avrline 1.250
Twvntv-nrst reet 1.ii50
Twi-n-ifimr'h str.et 1.4"0
' Ffi- imlum-ft 1 fiOO
ui,!!i i ark 1 300
" Tiiirtie street .
K--fi-h itvfiiue l.!W
t.-t I'ark 1 500
Iwi-.fth B.rtM't l.iO
Four h avenue 1.5RI)
F.i'irtrrr.ih street 1.1100
l'!.:i-ri'iiih street 1 POO
Tt T-i'fi.tli f tree' l.SWi
V 1 11, 2.000
V fi-.n h street 2 IHSO
V:rn- street S.2U)
Fniirili avenue 2 .400
-. mill avi mie 2,sm
Tv. -r Tv-fifth street 2.WK1
Fourth avenue 8.500
Fourth avenue 2,700
v. i i- nth sir et 2,s50
Hi n! :nnuc 3,200
Fniir'h avenue 8,000
F 'l.rth :,vi nui- 4,000
f v iiTi. nih street 4.SO0
Best Line of
;KTS and furniture
At'! the l&rcint and beat line of
" THE THREE CYT1EP.
JWand 1811 Second Ave.
!la7? just received a.eupply
this Season's sha-nps anrJ
ttasin berry sets, four piece
""ttT, snjrar. creampr and
j. bowls ana other table
459 ar;. Which inr.lna mnn
Ik." 1 UVIWU LUU11J
res notn pretty and cheap
'ttas is particularly prettv
; spring and sum
Fand Bee iu
A large p ortion of tbe public will recall
the transactions of one Robert Trvln
Skileain Rsck Island about four years
ago. Skiles and his wife, it will be re
membered, csme here utter strangers
and put up at the Harper. ' They were a
high flying couple from the start. They
engaged th 3 best suite of rooms in . the
house, but there wss nothing in town
goodenouch in the way of furnishings.
A. local firm was ordered to have a 600
suite of Mue plush of special design
made, a local jeweler received an order
for a $200 mantel clock, another Rock
Island merc hant put in a $500 upright
piano. Ta lors and dressmakers were
kept busy. Livery rigs were in great de
mand by this couple, for whom the best
was none too cood. While here Skiles
claimed to be the owner of a valuable
patent on an tvener which be disposed of
to Messrs. E II. Bowman, and
M. Wjruk, but they had no
sooner taken possession then they became
convinced that they had been defrauded.
Skiles in lbs meantime hed left the city,
leaving all tbe finery, which was sub
sequently seized by the nnwary creditors.
Messrs. Bowman - and Wyrick traced
Skills to Ctdar Rrpids where they lost
track of bin, but Mr. Bowman has never
since given up the search for him. He
beard of him recently at Larendo, Texas,
and turned him up to the authorities at
Stillwater, Minn., where he was wanted
for fraud. Last week Mr. Bowman at
tended the trial at Stillwater and was in
strumental us a witness in bringing about
his conyicti n, and be now goes to the
penitentiary on a five years sentence.
His wife, wao may be said to be his part
ner in his sharp practices, stood by him
faithfully t the last, though she is a
greatly changed woman in appear
ance from what sba was when
the couple were sailing so high in
Rock Itland before anybody here knew
A dispatci from Stillwater to tbe St.
Paul Globe tells of the trial and convic
tion as follows:
Tbe celeb-ated case of tbe state vs.Rob
ert Irvin Skiles, in which he was charged
with procur ng the signature of E W
Rutherford o a note by fraudulent pre
tenses, cam: to a close this morning, tiie
jury returcmg a veraict or guilty as
charged in tbe indictment after being out
all myht. . When the lury retired three
were in f avi r of acquitul, and a number
of ballots failed to cnange tbe result, but
finally an agreement was reached.
Robert Irvin bkiles, who is one oi tbe
shrewdest criminals that ever operated in
the United States, came to this city in
January, 18 X), and inserted a small ad
vertisement in a local paper, stating tbat
he desired a partner to engage in a profit
able manutt during business. The "ad"
was answer) d in pert on by John Alfred
Roney and 12. W, Rutherford. He repre
sented to tbem that he was the inventor
of an evener n which be had secured a
patent and was selling the right to manu
facture. The inducements offered were
great, and Sir. Roney purchased the Min
nesota right and Mr Rutherford pur
chased tha Wisconsin right, giving their
notes for $4 X) in payment. Skiles took
the notes and sold them to C. M. Mc
CJuer, of this city, at a discount, and left
for parts unknown. It subsequently
leaked out that Messrs. Wyrick &
Bowman, of Rock Island, were the
owners oi tbe patent, ana mat
Skiles bad no right whatever to sell it.
He was apprehended in Larendo, Tex.,
about three months ago, and was brought
back here for trial. The ury in the first
. . . ; a.
case could not agree upon a veruici,
standing 10 to 2 for conviction, and he
was immedii.telv tried upon tbe second
charge, resulting in his conviction. The
only defense made was that Messrs. Wy
rick & Bowman had secured meir ugm
to the paten: by coercion and force, but
the evidence produced was not sumewnt,
to warrant tt is state of facts. Judge Wil-
liston will probably sentence Skiles this
afternoon. It is understood that there
are numeroas indictments Bgainst him in
other states and that his operations ex
tend from Uoston, Mass , to Portland,
Mr. Bowman Bays that Skiles is badly
wanted at Indianapolis and also at 25
other places throughout the country .
you like to
G. M. LOOBLET.
5ri,.! JU'R A. Mfinpe Ti.l
of : Mm tit'un am-nint .,.-
J is, hc.K nil. oi llli-
H,r ',,,!' Bic notice that he will
l'offi,.. ","7 co.nrt "f Rock Island
-'WK,. -",.lue ciersof said eonrt. in
Win.Tn v....',. ic July term, on th
I to tr a T . . are notuiea
Mjiifte I "d' ,or ,be of having
i--ju-t io me Dnacr-
time all por-
AJTOUn; THUKSDAY. ; At A if 10, 189a
HE IS A BOIES MAN.
Mom. Uavld J. A) era. of Keoknk. the
jlapitor Ksfk laland Friends.
Hon. David J. Ayers. of Keokuk, who
was a delegate to tbe Episcopal conven
tion of the diocese of Iowa from St.
John's church, that city, and which con
cluded its session at Davenport yesterday,
is the guest of Rock Island friends today.
Last evening he was tendered a supper by
Ma Mackenzie, ex-Mayor Henry Carso,
Messrs. John Crubaugh, John Ohlweiler.
Charles Case atd others. This morning
Mr. Ayers called at Thk Argus office.
He is a democrat politically and one of
the most pronounced type and one of
the representative members of the party,
in Iowa and a delegate from the First
district to the Chicago convention. In
conversation on national politics and
presidential preferences, he said:
"I am a great admirer of G.over Cleve
land. I happened to be mayor of Keo
kuk when Mr. Cleveland was mayor of
Buffalo. Through the courtesy of ex
change I came into possession of bis mes
sage. The individuality ot theman
could be seen in that message. I watched
his course as governor and as president
and found much to commend and very
little to condemn in all of it. Mr. Cleve
land has been honored and he has hon
ored the democratic party.
"But, I want to assure you, that the
one man whose chance of election is best
in the national contest this year is Hor
ace Boies. He has done what Orover
Cleveland failed to do. He has carried
Iowa twice with his own name at the
head of the ticket, and he has very largely
helped in increasing the Iowa delegation
in congress from one to six members.
The time has come for a western demo
crat to occupy the White bouse, and con
spicuously Oov. Boies is the one man to
do it. Without a doubt, he can carry
both Iowa and New York.
"While I am in favor of Horace Boies
for president, and have no second choice,
I am decidedly opposed to favoring him
for the vice presidency. Iowa will relin
quish its claims on account of the presi
dency, but the delegation to Chicago will
never allow tbe name of Boies to be
pushed for second place."
The stage of water at the Rock Island
bridge at neon today was 9:00 and tbe
temperature was 5.3.
Tbe high wind today has made naviga
tion exceedingly hazardous and no boats
have passed through the draw. Rafts
and rafters are all laid up awaiting a de
cline of tbe wind.
Capt A. J. Whitney has recently placed
F. J. Tbomison, of La Crosse, Wis., as
superintend! nt of his boat yards in this
city. Mr. Thompson is a practical boat
builder of 40 years' experi ence, having
built many of tbe beBt steamers on tbe
Ohio and Mu sissippi rivers. On the lat
ter river tbe Thistle Bella Mac In
verness and others. Business at the
yards is booming thus showing another
evidence of the prosperity of Rock Islands'
A handsome complexion is one of the
greatest cha ma a woman can possaBS
Pozzoni s Conplexion powder . gives u
Coughing leads to consumption
Kemp's Bal uun will top.the cough at
How the lefraaiinr Kerrrtary of the
V. n. C. A. Behaved In Davenport,
The Davenport Tribune, ct this morns
ing, has the following concerning the op
erations ot Ohms, the recent jmitor of
the local Y. M. C. A. in that city.
About tbree weeks ago a young man
and his wife registered at the Commercial
house, corner of Perry and Tbird streets,
as Charles Ohms and wife. The lord of
tbe family ot two said he wss tbe assis
tant secretary of the Y. M. C. A. in Rock
Island and that he and his wife would
stay with Landlord Smith for a week or
two until tbey could arrange to move to
Rock Island. Every day the young couple
made their regular trips to the Illinois
city and returned to the hotel for their
meals. Tbe young wife became quite
obnoxious and insulting to the girls iu the
dining room and fijally tbe landlord was
compelled to ask them in a polite way to
vacate bis place of bnsiness. Tbey said
they were unable to settle their bill, so
tbey tarried a while longer and Mr.
Smith a few days ago asked them to
settle. Mr. Ohms said he would do so in
a few days when he got a draft of $ 300
that he was expecting from his father. A
couple of days after tbis the wife of the
pretended Y. M. C. A. secretary came to
tne landlord with a letter from her hus
band's brother wnich said the father
would send the desired money so as to
reach them last Saturday or Monday of
tbis week. Tuesday evening after sup
per, es wss their custom, tbey went to
Rock Island and took with them their
worldly goods leaving the gas burning in
their room. Tbey went to tbe Rock Isl
and house across the nver and registered.
but not the same name they were known
by in Davenport. Landlord Smith tum
bled to their little game and went over to
tbe Rock Island house and
found the slippery couple tat'
ing breakfast before taking tbe early
Milwaukee train for tbe north. He sum1
moned an officer and pursuaded the pair
to return to this side of the river. Ohms
offered $17 of the $35 'that he owed for
daily bread and yesterday all day he was
bunting up some one to lend him tbe re
His wife was at one time in tbe
Orphan's home in tbis city and tbe two
deceivers were married about two months
ago. If the young man fails to Battle his
account at the Commercial bouse he will
likely get about ninety days in the county
iail to think the matter over. He claims
to bail from uuwauk.ee.
The Mprlnsfield Uun Carrlace Works
will Probably be Kronght to sir
With the 'appointment of Col. A. R.
Inffington to the command ancy of Rock
Island arsenal the prediction was made
by those in army circles in a position to
know, that the change meant eventually
the transfer from Springfield Mass , of the
manufactory of the gunfield carnages of
hich Col. Buffington is the inventor, to
arsenal here. As heretofore stated
Buffington has been east on army
board duties for several days. Thev
met first at Springfield, and the following
special to the Chicago Tribune tells of
yesterday a proceedings.
The Gun-Carriage Board has discussed
number of snbiects. nrinr.inallv the pi.
pediency of removing the manufacture of
field-gun carriages from this citv n Rock
Island, 111. It is probable that by Thurs
day the beard will start for Watervliet to
taae up tne study or siege gun carnages,
going from there to Sandy Hook for
active experiments. The Magazine Gun
Board continued its experiments with two
guns made especially for tbe 30-caliber
mtea states cartridges.
It our e.
For the benefit of all persons who have
not paid their personal property tax in
the city of Rock Island the same is now
paBt due. I have appointed J . IS . iiuntoon
to collect same. All taxes net paid at
once will be subject to collection .as the
law provides, which 1 shall mtorce.
Abont your feet hurting yon, ' when
Chryso Corn Care will cure corns, bun
ions, etc. Every bottle warranted at
Hartz & Bahnaen a.
Cubeb Cough Cure One minute.
For sale by all druggists. Hartz &
Bahnsen, wholesale druggists.
Iffilea' Nerva and liver Pill a.
Alct on a new principle regulating the
liver, stomach and bowels through the
nerves. A new discovery. Dr. Miles
Pills speedily cure billioosness, bad taste,
torpid liver, piles, constipation. Un
equalled for men, women, children
Smallest, mildest, surest! 60 doses 25
cents. Samples free at Harts & Bahn-
COMING TO ROCK ISLAND.
That Tired Feeling
Is often the forerunner of serious illness,
which may be broken up if a good tonic
like Hood's SarBapartlla is taken in seas
son. Tbis medicine invigorates the kid
neys and liver to remove tbe waste from
tbe system, purifies tbe blood and builds
up the strength.
Constipation is caused by loss of the
peristaltic action of tbe bowels. Hood's
Pills restore tbis action and invigorate tbe
Testimonial from Hon. S. P. Hughes.
iudee Supreme court. Little Rock, Ark:
"1 haye used your Diamond spectacles
about a rear, and haye found them clear,
easy to the eyes and very satisfactory. I
prefer them to any I have used.
Simon P. Hughes.
These spectacles are for sale bv T. H.
Thomag, agent for Rock Island .
TUT A "V" Q fj ln tne f hapel at Angnetana Col
lUAI iJ lege, the seventh annual musi
cal entertainment given by the
Angnstana Conservatory of Music
at 8 o'clock p. m. Admission free.
TVT A V OO In the Auditorium in -Inline
J-Yi. X X xJt at 8 o'clock in the evening of
commencement aay at Angnstana (Jo lejre, a great
muflirat icHiivai in instrumental ana vocal Darts.
given by the creat orchestra (40 Dieces). solo vo-
causi, -iiignst-na tjonservatory cnoir, etc. )n-
dnctor, Dr. Gnstas btolre. Admission (0 cents.
to select from. Why pay 40 cents
io vi.ui ror wnicn yon can
get for 10 cents at
C. C. TAYLOR,
1717 Secotd Avenue.
To call your attention to a few facts :
Tom evesleht is oriceless the eyes need cood
care; improper spectacles are usurious, yon
should rot trnst your eyesight to irresponsible
peddlers or cneap spectacles.
H D. FOLSOM
Is a Practical Optician, and will take pain to
properly fit your eye for every defect of vision
ana win guarantee a peneci nt in every case.
6 AtethwU rmA wt 1ft tartm. titer ta ft Mm f
ttlta- amut M wrrwtM wtt gla . mo mtUr wu U
If the lines in this diamond figure do not
appear equally black in all the different
meridians, it indicates a defect of sight
that causes nervous head-ache and should
bo corrected at once. Lyes tested tree.
H. D. FOLSOM,
Jeweler and Optician.
Subscribe for Stock
In the Second series of the
Some Building and Loan Asso
ciation, of Kock Island.
A safer and better investmen
than Government Bonds, be
cause the loans are made only
upon established values and it
pays more than three times as
much interest besides the
amount invested and the profits
can be withdrawn at any time.
Money loaned at lowest rates.
- R. A. DONALDSON, Becretary.
Omen, Boobs &, 4, 6 and f Masonic Temple,
JAHNS & BERTLESEN,
Tinware And Housk Furnishing Goods.
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
' ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
The Reasons Why the
CENTRAL SHOE STORE
Is the place to buy your shoes:
Vi e can show you the largest and most complete stock in
different styles and prices in the three cities,
A few of our leaders:
Children's Shoes, 25, 30 and 50 cents.
Childien'8 Tip Shoes 95 cents.
Children's School Shoes 75 cents.
Women's Serge Buskins 40 cenis.
Women's Oxfords at all prices.
We have the best and most stylish $3 cloth top ladies'
shoe that can be produced. Also the largest line of mn's
$3 shoes. We are headquarters for the celebrated mule
skin shoes. Remember the place,
Harper House Block. - 1818 Second Avtnue.
Needs a thorough cleansing out in the spring, and
Dr. McKai's Celetolei BW Piiier
Is the medicine to cleanse it.
One bottle will convince you that this is a great
blood purifier and tonic, and will place your system in
prime condition. Price 75c per bottle at
T. H. Thomas' Drug Store.
P. S. Thomas' Pills are go 3d spring medicine, too.
Adams Wall Paper, Co.
HaaSFSaTfeffsrjjBB jjjWaHy jjlrBJrll
For all Kinds of
STORES Sock Island, Moline, Davenport, Reynolds-
MARBLES for this sale:
8 American agates for lc
10 chimes tor lc
BALLS Rattlers 5c
Ch&mpion, a regular 15. ball.... 10c
Boy's dead ball... 15c
SEEDS Gii-den Seeds 3 for 5c
Flower Seeds 4c
PENCIL BOX This is a new box
with combination lock, no keys to
Ret lost, only 10c
- Rice Root Scrubs this week 8c.
1703 Second Ave.
Our line of Easter iNovelties is now
complete. L. Prang & Co., are keeping
up their ieputation in choice booklets
Our. assortment of Easter Celluloid
Novelties is similar to those we had in
Valentines, and only have to be seen to
be appreciated. Tbey are all finished
with the emblems suggestive ot the day.
N. B. You are invited to call and see
this line. -
GEORGE H. KINGSBURY.
1703 and 1705 Second avenue. Telephone No 1218.