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VOL. XLI NO. 42
ROCK ISLAND, TUS3DAT DECEMBER 6. 1892.
I rer Week 18 Cento
I i ' 1 . . . . ,,
We must unload
do the Business;
$12.00, 13.50, 15.00, 16.50, and 18 00
For 3NTX1STJE5 WIJSTSr-TrXJNTES,
Look at Overcoats quoted for much more money and see if ours are not as good.
Child's Overcoats worth S7.00 to Sfl.OO for Ste on
Child's Suits worth 7.oo to $9.oo
Child's Suits worth 5.oo to 6.5o
Uuld s huits worth d.oo to 4.5o
In nrrW tn apt rut nrir
must be brought with you.
mAi-a c rv 1 1 tirl areall i nrc &rr
uiuiv- ou, lainaciouuij; v.vtt)uuuj vju vciy Ullll, U1C
Santa Claus Dropped
Into our furniture establishment, and here he intends
to stay until
He was so well pleased with our beautiful line that he
"dropped in." By the way, why not drop in your
self and select your Christmas presents. We have
the most artistic, the largest, in fact the finest display
we have ever shown consisting of the finest parlor
suit to the baby's high chair. Nobody in the Tri
Cities can show as complete assortment or treat you
better in the way of price, etc. Call early and make
your selection at
1525 and 1527
DOCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the highest premin :
for quality. If you want a ?ood knife try one.
On need not be told what a nice present an elegant Carrie.
Set like those I have to show w; rw. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps huse wants one. vVroufrr It .
tt!3h Fir- Sets and Iroau.
Acorn Stoves and Hangas
mvS-in imn-;i for ou-soft coal -and ev-rv -
A . J.
we will sell Overcoats worth
worth 5.00 to
word 3.50 to
nn P.hilrJ'? Dvprmifc onrl
Underwear at greatly reduced prices as usual only
:rri r mianKinv. ..1.. 1 i n ' . .
iSAX & RICE, Proprietors, Reck Island, 111,
124, 126 and 128
thinr- to buy a Chr'zxz
Nothing reserved: every
thing goes in Children's
department as advertised.
S. & R.
7.50 for inn
4.50 for 3.00.
Cn !,:,- ,4..j.:
UUiy UUUSe WllO Sdl aS theV
: Shirt Factory :
Our Shirts .
Are our specialty. We make them ourselves
Patronise home industry.
Our Suits .
ire made to your order, and they are tailor-made
prices ranging from 16 op.
are dowo in prices nnd we invite competition,
Jail and make your selection from over 200 differ
ent samples at prices from S3 and op.
Our Prices .
Cannot be duplicated, our workmanship cannot be
excelled, our goods we warrant, and last, bnt not
'east, your pitronatre is solicited.
Call and see us at the
Tri-City Shirt Factory,
1609 Second avenue, over Loosley's crockery store,
Washes everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
teat; Lace curtains a specialty.
Vo. 172 1 THIRD AVE.
A. &X. J. PARKER,
IV?! :!-. honi-: No. 1214
Jo tin Volk &;co.,
ami -L' i'.jj ti 1 wr far tiuitdcr?.
Chicago Wins Its Suit Over the
AN IMMENSE PROPERTY INVOLVED.
Its Estimated Valne Helng Over Seventy
Millions The National Supreme Court
Knocks O.il tlii- Illinois Central's Claim
to Subini i cel Lands Title Water Law
Applied to the American Inland eas
Twelve Years of Litigation i:iout;ht to a
Close History of the Case.
Ch.c acjo, Dec-. 6. At last the groat lal:e
front care, which lias ocuuiiied the courts
for twelve years, lias lxi-n jlccitli-d in tiie
court of last resort and Cbic-aao is the win
ner. The case involves land worth, accord
ing to the Illinois Cent ral railway counsel,
10,000,000 and according to other estimates
over $70,000,000. The case came before the
United Stntes supreme court on the appeal
by the railway from the decision of Justice
II ail an in favor of the city, and that decis
ion is, with some modification, sustained.
According to a telegram from Washington
Justices Shiras, Brown and Gray dissented.
The Washington telegram gives the points
of the decision.
Modification of Harlan's Derision.
They are as follows: The order of the
court directs a modification of the decree
below so far as relates to certain piers
heietofore constructed by the railroad
company, the United States supreme court
directing that a judicial investigation be
made to determine whether piers one, two
and three near Chicago river and the piers
between Twelfth and Sixteenth streets are
or are not within navigable waters. If
within navigable waters, the railroad com-
pany is divest ed of its title to these piers,
These piers were built in 1872. 18S0 and ls-Sl '
and the investigation is to show whether
thev extend into the lake bevoud the lmint I
of practical navigability, and if they tlo , street to tlie shore of the lake, known as
that much which exU nds too far to "be is ' e Pf'rk.- And that the city, as such, is
removed. j entitled tq the rights of a riparian power,
The Dock at Twelfth Street. and that the title of the city attaches not
The dock and pier at Twelfth street over ! 0Illv to the Iaml originally upon the shore
also involved in the investigation nn,j .,rt. ' of the lake, but to land that has become
to be abated in the same manner if t'eev : "ttichcd thereto, either by natural aoere
extend too far. The conclusion of tli".- i tlo,is or liv artificial additions or fillings,
court in fuil is as follows: "It follows from j Owns the Fee of the Hlght-of-Wny.
the views expressed that the state of llii- ' :'We hold also that the city is the owner
nois is the o ::er in fee of the. submerged ; in fee of the land occupied by the tracks of
lands cons'. Luting the bc.l of L ike Mie! ;-; the Illinois Central Railroad company
gan, whie'i ;he t;.:rd section of the net f from the north line of Randolph street to
April Hi, V.-CS. jv.ivo.ji t- 1 to grunt to t ,e ! the south line of Ijike park, subject, to the
Illinois t'eni i-.-.l K .iihv.nl oanaay. ;:::d ! rights of the Illinois Central Railroad coi:i
that tiie .; ; oi Apr;'. 15, lsK, rensl.:i : v..i j pany under the ordinance of June 14, 1S52.
same Uf&i.-t nttd '. ;''.'(.: -v far as .ve j And that, because of the dedication of this
lands had not been occupie 1 by wiiarve property to public uses, nnd the 5-A- f lots
and structures completed by the rail 'oa i ; abutting thereon. Recording to and on the
corporation liefore i;s p...;vr.e." faith of such dedication to such public use
Confirms a Modern Iot'irine. i by the United States of the land ia Fort
The court lays down with bn.a.lnes and ' Dearborn addition, and by tht c;:ual com-
empha:is the modern doctrine that the j
same rules which iy to the sovereignty .
nrtip 1:1 11(1 ?i Ci i vt-ii'il 1
limits of the several .-.;jite.-; are applicable to ' division of the city, but by special asness
thelandscoveredbyvate;;ofthegreat lakes j nients "J1011 property specially benefited,
of this country, over which is conducted ' anl l"e property owners abutting on
an extended commerce with different stuies ! Micliigau avenue, in improving and pro
and foreign countries. These lakes p.i-soss ! tvetiog this giound it is not within the
all the gem-ral characteristics of open sens, j P"wer of the general assembly by the act of
except in the ftvshness of their waters and ' -P1"'1 W- 1 to divert this land, or any
in the absence ol the et band (low of the i portion thereof, or rights incident thereto,
tide. In other respects tner are inland seas, i frolu the use to which it was so devoted, or
and there is. no rei.sou or 'principle for the I d prive said land of the riparian rights in
assertion of dominion and sovereignty over i pillent thereto by granting to the Illinois
and ownership by the state of land's cov- Central Railway company the fee of the
eredby tidewaters that is not equally ap-1 of the lake in front of and adjacent
plicable to its ownership of and dominion tutreto-
lewaiers wn hm the
ann sovereigiu y o ver lanus covereu Dy tne
iresu w iufi oi inese laKes.
Oives the Kailway Too Much Tower.
Discussing in detail the facts presented
by the case the court st'ys the act of the
Illinois legislature within certain limita-
tious puts it in the power of the company
- ouoroicuieui oi
the harbor, or to construct as many docks,
niers and wharves and other work. v it
might choose, and at such iKisitions in the
harbor as might suit its purposes, and per
mit any kind of business to lie conducted
thereon and to lease them out on its own
terms for indefinite periods. A corporation
created for one purpose, the construction
and operation of a railroad between desig
nated points, is, by the act, converted iuio
a corporation to manage aud practically
control the harbor of Chicago.
The Legislature Not Competent.
The act by which the rights were given
to the reilway was as originally intro-
duceu in the legislature nit.-nil.il to
these rights to the city of Chicago, but
was changed so as to give it to the corn-
pany, says the court. It is charged that
the company packed the legislature for
the purpose. J Ihe court says that the
question, therefore, to be considered is
whether the legislature was competeut to
thus deprive the state of its ownership of
the submerged lauds in the harbor of Chi
cago, and of the consequent control of its
waters; or, in other words, whether the
railroad corporation can hold the lauds and
control the waters by the grant against any
future exercise of power over them by tiie
state. The conclusion is that such a graut
was not within the stale's power, because
the whole people were interested.
AN IMMENSE SUM INVOLVED.
of the Case That Has
Twelve Years to Iecide.
The lake front suits have become so com
plicated ou account of the bills and cross
bills that only a lawyer thoroughly pasted
iu the matter could explain all the details
uf them. Aa it is, the case involves the
oviiersinp oi tue lauu along tlie lake irout
together with a part of theharlMir, exrend- j 'M ,Jf.-r .V " " "ul,1,!,lav--ing
from tue south pu r at the mouth of of then:, in f,,t u lur-e wl ,'nty
the river south for a distance of alx.ui av.t: from labor ..r. :,i.,.';,i.nm sei:V vV.l" alou -iiiiu
XoJr-lifth tuil.ts uu.l from the sij. sv one tlie euiiro Mi- ..;:n l'::-'r,'ic sVS: in'u,
mile into toe l;t!:?. '1 his cj:.r , t- ... .;
1.o.a acres and is v.-tlm-d at t ;,'). .-.!
the suits over the ownership the V.
Ccut:::l railro;id, the Uni'nl v.i.
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A tl'.i i'-u of ti:e ciiiuit .
i in c;."j'!t the rrUro:i'i
Ha to a nguu oi over tne maae iaaa, out en
joined the company from further encroach
ments upon the luke.The decree gave to
Chicago the title of the land en the lake
shore south of Randolph suvet.
First Concession to the Road.
The first concession granted the Illinois
Central was in 1852, when permission was
granted the railroad to build tracks along
the shore from Twenty-second Btreet to
any property it might own north of Ran
dolph street, and that the company might
rise for its tracks a traet of land 800 feet
wide lying 400 feet east of Michigan ave
nue. The land was under water at the
time. This was done, and the submerged
land filled in. In 1856 the city council al
lowed the railroad to fill in and use a tri
angular piece of land commencing at a
point 700 feet sonth of Randolph street. In
1819 a law pas passed giving the road the
right to fill in the lake for one mile east of
Its right of way.
The City Regins Litigation.
In payment for this land the Illinois Cen
tral offered the city an installment of 200,
000, but the city council refused to take the
money, saying that it would not do so un
til forced to by the courts. In 1R73 the art
of 1809 was repealed, and in 1874 the rail
rofid company Asked for and was given the
fcXW.OOO that it had offered the city. Suit
was begun in 180 by the city for the pos
session of the reclaimed lands. It was tried
in the United States court before Judges
Blodgett and Harlan, Melville W. Fuller
acting for the city. Judge Harlan decided
that the law of I860, upon which the rail
road based its claim, had lieen properly re
pealed, and thn' the company could claim
no rights under it; the company had no
claim to the submerged land south of Ran
dolph street, and that all riparian rights
lK'long to the state and to the city through
Claims of the Windy City.
The Illinois Central waited two years
and then took an appeal, which has lieen
pending ever since. In his nrijument before
the court Corporation Counsel Miller sunv
marized the case as follows: "We hold
tuat ,ne dry of Chicago is the owner in fee,
m trust for public uses, of the public
prond south of. the north line of Randolph
Tnissioners.l Paul tlie expenditure not
on.'v DJ" the city of Chicago of moneys
t;niL-nii iitAniioii upon rue sttutn
IN HIS PALACE OF REST
Jay Gould's Hody Deposited in the Manao
lenin Funeral Kites.
New York, Dec. 6. The remains of Jay
j Gould were conveyed this morning to
AVoodlawn cemeterv and mu in thoir
; ,n tlie mausoleum there erected for the
i ..,:i r , . , ,
faniI,v- Mra, Gould's body was already
there, and her husband's was laid beside
her. The funeral services took place at the
Gould residence yesterday. The services
were begun at 4 o'clock and lasted about
half an hour. The members of the family
and their immediate friends were seated
in the parlor and the dining room, just in
the rear, while the rest of the house was
thrown open to the others who had been
invited to attend. The services consisted
of singine and part of the Episcopal burial
ritual. There were no speeches. Thousands
of people packed the street in front of the
Many Hallway Men Present.
Railroad men from all over the country
t were in attendance. A delegation from the
j west reached here in the morning over the
.Newiork Central road which included
George C. Smith, assistant general mana
of the Missouri Pacific; C. O. Warner, gen
eral auditor; D. C. Smith, treasurer: W. B.
Dodridge, general manager of the St. Im'is
and Southwestern, and Alex. G. Cochran,
general solicitor of the Missouri Pacific.
The first announcement of the funeral was
to the effect that the general public would
lie admitted to the house. Later counsel
prevailed and modified the plan so that
only friends of t lie diseased fin.iueler v,t
admitted to the house. "The funeral of
-Mr. Uimitl," said Mr. Sage, "would aitraci
a tremendous crowd, and there would lie
such a crush as the police would not be
ahle to manage. The most undesirai
would be sure to' arrive first."
More Tribute to Could.
St. I .oris, IJe.-. . Yesterday's nuU:
broupht a lfte :;-.mbt r of memorial n . ;-
I lutions Kid u:t :. -i-s of condolence to tlie
MisMiuri Pd.-iii- m the death of Jar
bouid. . Ii p;-;:.ii d in full tii
of t be re
One s t
us Cotili: v.'.-is rt-fefred to e.s
.:i;U.ycr an i kind friei:.:.'
:i. ! in ist e.".:,!e from the
.mi in Kaits::s, and v; s
. ri'i i pru.r.iui-ut ci.:-
ounces dI sui,
Populist Clover ana His Wire. .
Arkansas City. Kan.. Dec 6. The
trouble in the Clover family has unique -features.
The Populist representative in
congress is a better politician than fanner,
while his wife is business man of the
family. His first move in the divorce case
was to assign his property to his son, said
property being principally a farm in the
Grouse creek valley. But when Clover
was elected the first time he owed so much
money that he was in danger of losing his
farm. Mrs. Clover then agreed to clear
the property of its debts provided she conld
have the exclusive management To this
Clover agreed. Mrs. Clover made good her
promise, and paid all outstanding accounts.
Bad Been Trusted for Cilxeen Tears.
Chicago, Dec. 6. William F. Gorrell,
who for eighteen years was one of the gen
eral soliciting agents of the Home Insur
ance company for the state of Illinois, and
who is well known in insurance circles, has
been indicted by the grand jury for con
spiracy aud forgery. He was discharged
from the employ of the company on June
27 Inst on suspicion. He was arrested yes
terday. LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago. Dec. 5.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade todny: Wheat December, opened
TlVc, closed lc; January, opened 72V$c,
closed T3e; .May, opened Tsc, closed TCc:
Corn December, opened 4154 . closed 41$sc;
January, oiiened 4 .hc, closed t."?; Hay,
opened 47c. closed 47c. Oats December,
opened 30c. closed ;ioc; January, opened
31c. closed May, opened 35c, closed
3.ri4n. Pork December, opened , closed
$H. "i; January, opened $15.70, closed Slti.00;
May, opened l!i.tut. closed S1A-75. Lard
December, oenod if.tf-H. closed $10.00.
Live Stock Prices at the V'nion Stock
yards today ranged as follows: Hos Market
active on packing aud shipping account and
feeling rather firm; prices were fully 5(ii
10c higher; sales ranged at $4.."XJ
5.75 piga, SS.HKjAU-) light, i.&VTiS.flO rough
packing, $j.i;ao.a mixed, and $5.93(8.40
heavy packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Market moderately active on local
and shipping account; prices rather easy;
quotations ranged at $.'.l 3 S.W choice
to extra shipping steers. $t.3i 'it.TO good to
choice do, fJ.Ttl.at fair to irond, l.no5W5.etf
common to medium do. Sl'.lvt;;.'l.,T0 butchers'
stei-rs, S2.iM(ii.2.7.1 stockers, S2-OOSU.75 Texa
steers. f2.7.y-j 1.15 range steers. S2..''.-j.ai feed,
ers, $l.2i2.75 cows, $1.5052.50 bulls, and
$2jri-5.:jO veal calves.
Sheep Market fairly active and prices ruled
steady and unchanged; quotations ranged t
fcJ).iO(.4.70 iter KM lb9 westerns, yjYrVIf
natives, $188.8.131.52.0) Texas, and S3.:Vj&..50 for
Produce: Batter Fine, to fancy rreambry,.
2tjfc per lb: fancy dairies, 22ir4c; jiackini
stock. l.TtrclOc. Kbits b'resh stock. &i'yc per
doen: cold storage, 1sU.19c Dressed Poul
trySpring chickens, f Vaiic per lb; hens, 7H
Be: turkeys, choice, lo.;.llc; ducks, 10c, geese,
j10c Potatoes Wisconsin Hose, tt-'iJJlTOc
per butlmi. Ue'oron, 70'iTJc; Hurbanks, 75ff
7Sc; mixed Ima, tii."-c. Sweet Potaties Jer
sey, ?4.o "vi.,v i pr barrel; Illinois. i2.7"J.3.75.
Apples Common and poor stock, 31.& Kfj-2.SS
per barrel; fair to good, -'."iO((r2.75; f.-.ncy, 1.00
3Ji5. Ci-aniicrries Cajie Coil. $p7jy ier bar
rel; fancy, sti.iiiio.s.ju: vNioconain Hull and
Xkw York., Deo. 5.
Wheat Xo. 2 red winter cash. 7178c: De-
cembt-r, 77c; January, 78c: March. fOWc:
May, &5bc. Corn No. 2 mixed cash, Sitc;
DeeenilHT, .MV: January, .rilic: May. 52ic.
Oats No. 2 mixed cash, hsc; December,
yiPyc; January, orc; February. 3s4c; iliy,
310. Kye Dull but steady; prices ranging
&k; irijm track. Darley Dull: western. 65
Kc; two-rowed state; !iic. Pork Fifmer;
active; old mess. -'4-'"' 14.25; new. $15.00$
15.50. Lard Dull; December, S10.25; Janu
ary". $10.2i; Var. h, Si'.i;-.
Live Stock: attb Trading active lor all
grades at nn advance of i"u per l'O lbs: poor
est to best mil iv.' steers. t3.i;.".2.i per 10U lbs;
Texaus, t-.S..; bui. uiid dry cows, $i.Uu3.ttlL
bliecii and Laii-.iicett, low lut steidy;
Iambs, active ai an advance of r ier lb;
sheep, 5-3.00 j.4.'M ier 100 lbs: lambs, S5.00 .l6. 40.
Hops Market tugUer; live hogs, $5.tiUii6.2iiper
The Loral markets.
Bran c per cwt,
Shii stnt? $1.00 per cwt.
Hay Timoiby, $s10; npland, Jf10 ; slosg
SS8; baled. 811 i12'50. .
i ... n v i ' mil i ' v m v. vi l uii i j uu .
Eires Freh, 29c; packed 15c.
Poultry Chickens, l(a,l-H ; tnrksys 12440
docks, liHc; geese, 10c.
mClT 1XD VIBWTABLKS.
Apples $S.2.vag2.75 pcrbbl.
Potatoes ff? eoc.
Hsrd 7 IW7 75.
Soft ;U&,3 30.
ait e Br.tchers pay for cm f f . teen
SH4c; cows and neifeis, ztoJc; calves
Sheep 4 5c.
Common hoards :
Jcit scanning and timler. IS to 16 feet, 18.
.F.verv acditioj.al f net itiiei.tb Ml cent.
X A "X SMnt'les t 75.
i.ath ?a r.
FenclM- 12to 16 feet $18
cc l.o:.rds.roagh $16.
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