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THE Alt ( US, FIUDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 189a.
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WITH HEAVY HAND.
Sorrow Lays Its Weight Upon
the Hodgson Family.
SEEM PURSUED BY MISFOBTUSE.
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T. B. KB IDT.
THE LEA I ING
I:t wllinliniiire proper :y n commisvion.
iwy, f 0 Uct rents. also carry a line of flrit
wit winnn companies, building lot for
iUfiir, Iwil 9rtnt additions. Choice residence
! ll pari of the city.
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ttrr ttn trof MltrMl Lynde bank.
Have you called at
!i not, you had better, for
you will find lots of Silver
ind Gold Novelties as well
is a large assortment of
'he latest in Fine Jewelry,
be largest display in the
, without doubt, is at
I TREFZ & CO.
BeailqnaTters for School
Books. Toys, and Candy,
'11 Fourth Avenue,
Birkcnfeld'g Old !: tand.
G. M. Looslet.
The Gloomy and Desolate Home From
Which Two Bright Hopes Have Been
narked-Charity's Appeal Meets With
Liberal Kesponse Result of the Coro
ner's Inqaest Over the Bodies ef the Vic
Sorrowful indeed was. the spectacle
presented today to the visitor who en
tered the bumble and gloomy home of Al
bert Hodgson and wire on First avenue.
In the front room side by side l the
bodies ot the two little unfortunates, the
victims of yesterday's drowning trage 3y,
while the surroundings made the sight all
the more pitiful. Two little tots sisters
of the drowned children toddled about
the room unmindful of the dark pall of
sorrow that had been suddenly spread,
over what wis a happy, house
hold, notwithstanding it's deprivation in
tbe way of the goods of life. The mothi
er, who yeslerdiy was all but frantic over
tbe loss of ber darlings, is more recon
ciled today, though it was feared last
nigbt that she could not withstand the
A Series of Misfortunes.
The sad fate of the two little ones is a
touching termination to a series of mis
fortunes that have befallen the family.
While living about 25 miles below S .
Louib lttst summer tbe high water carried
oft a team, a cow, and in fact ala.ost
everything Mr Hodgson possessed. By
disposing of bis scanty belongings re
maining he whs enabled to bring his
family to this city, hoping thereby to se
cure wo k and a living for those depend
ant on biro. They arrived here last No
vember, sb stated yesterday, and not be
ing able to obtain steady work, Mr.
Hodgson has be a compelled to depend
on odd j bs, the family thereby often
being denied even the necessities of life,
a is evidenced by their surroundii js.
Pe had been assisted by his comrades of
John Buford Post, G. A. R., aad the
Women's Relief Corps to some extent.
Sympathy and Assiatance.
When the news of the sad accident
became known last night and the desti
tute condition of the family was learned,
Mii-s Maltie J. Sutton and a committee
of ladies visited tbe sorrow stricken
home and in a short time bad enlisted
the sympathies of a large numberwith
the result chat Supervisor Schneider sect
a supply of provisions to the house and
Lawrence Eihl, who clerks for l.im,
started out wi.b a subscription puptr
and bas since secured about $25, waich
will be used in defraying the expense of
the funeral, etc. The Ladies' Rtlief
society has also interested itself in the
family and provision is being made for
its permanent relief. Tbe subscrip ion
list is still in circulation and additional
contributions will be thankfully received
for a most worthy cause.
The Resalt of the Inqaest.
At the coroner's inquest held over the
remains of tha little unfortunate Ellen
Hodgiion, who was drowned yesterday af
ternoon, only three witnesses were exam
inedAlbert Hodgson, father of the ;hil
dreu; Nicholas Imboff, and the lat'er's
little son, George, who was with then at
the time of the drowning. The testimony
was corroborative of the facts pnbllf bed
in the A hods last evening andthe;urj
accordingly retimed a verdict of acci
dental drowning. After the body of the
boy Alvin had been recovered and taken
to tbe home. Deputy Coroner Eckliart
impanneled a jury composed of B. F.
Knox, foreman; Preston Bail, Edward
Murphy. Joseph Ltvy, S. R. Wright and
Nicholas Imboff . The jury then listened
to a rehearsal of tbe facts as stated and
a similar verdict as the one above n.cn
tioned was rendered. Arrangements
have been mide and the double funeral
as-ill occur from tbe darkened home on
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
To Roof the Roads.
Fred J Smith, an Illinois road suer-
viser, has done something to distinguish
his family name by proposing an entirely
new road improvement scheme. He s iys;
"My plan is to inclose the roada vith
water and snow proof sheds 20 feet ide
and 16 feet high, the frnm-wnrk to b; of
steel, tbe Hides inclosed with perforated
sheet-iron to let in light.lbe reoficg to be
of slate or tile. The steds will Inst ever
100 years and will he perfect proof aea.nst
fire. The benefits to be derived canno; be
estimated. When the farmer is ' com
pelled to stop the plow by reason of wet
weather, he can drive to town on smooth,
dry roads and deliver his commodities to
market. He can at any time of the ear
haul his straw, hay, corn or wheat to
market without fear of damage by sr ow
or rain. Electric light can be sifely need
at half-mile intervals. The only prac
tical solution, I think, to the road pi ob
lem is to adopt the steel and sheet iron
sheds. They will come high, but they
will be permanent and popular. Of
course good drainage will be necessa-y."
Many a home has been rendered sad
and desolate by the loss of some t ear
petted child. This is a dangerous tea"
son for children, and parents should
keep Dr. Ball's Cough Syrup bandy.
THIS WINTER'S WEATHER.
One of the Oldest Inhabitants of This Sec
tion Expresses Himself on the Situa
Capt. W. L Clark, of B affile, opposite
Andalusia, was a Davenport visitor yes
terday. A Democrat scribe was able by
use of a few leading qnestions, as they
would be termed in law, to put the cap
tain in a reminiscent vein, and of course
the first euhj-sctot conversation was the
"I have seen colder weather hereabouts
than we have had tins winter, but I never
saw a longer season of real cold weather.
I remember that back in '28 the Rock
Island bottom lands were covered with
three feet of snow, and that the cold
weather that came right after it put such
a heavy crust upon it that it would bear
a man's weigh:. We could walk right
over tbe brush fences that the Indians
had built to keep their ponies away from
theirs crops, and the corn shocks and
grain that tbe rabits. qiail and wild tur
keys depended upon far fool were bur-
ed so deep that th y died b7 the score,
and were almost entirely killed out of
this section. Of course the few that
were left multiplied and they came back
in after years It was a bard winter for
deer, too. They were able to keep on
top of tbe snow cruet by walking slowly
and carefully, but get a man and a dog
after them and 6tart them a running,
and their little feet would go through
tb crust and they would fill an easv
prey to tbe hunter. Tiiy cju'da't mike
any progress at all.
'Then In '42 3 we hal a mighty cold
winter," said tbe c-ipt.iin. "There was
two fee: of ice on the river when the
January thaw came, took all the snow off
cauatd a rise in th-: river that weakened
the ice and made travel across that way
quite dangerous. After a while it settled
down again and got cold and things
tightened up, but it wasn't cold for as
many successive days at any time as it
has been this winter."
There is no one hereabouts that can
claim the right to sieak with better
authority than Capt. Clark. His mem
ory goes back beyond the tim-i that his
father settled on the present homestead
in Buffalo, and made tbe drat claim,
erected the fiiot cabin, broke the first
ground, planted tbe first corn and raised
the first crop that ever rewarded tbe ef
forts of a white settler in Scott county.
That was ia '33. Before that time, for
six years, Capt. Clark as a lad hid been
the playmate of the Indian cbillnn on
tbe Rock Island lo-v lands. Tbe chiefs
Black Hawk and Keokuk had taken him
on their knees when they visited his
father's cabin, and one of Keokuk's chil
dren, Moses Keokuk, now a chief of the
Sais and Foxss on their reservation in
the Indian territory, was a playmate and
companion of his.
In those first pioneer days Col.
George Davenport had his trading bouse
on the Island of Rock Island, and a man
named Hambaugh was in charge of the
commissary department at Ft. Arm
strong, but the nearest general store was
at Quiacy. The captain has grown up a
good man and a good democrat, and con
sequently his word is as good as his
A STABBING AFFRAY.
An Incident at Davenport That Came
Within an Inch of Harder.
A little incident that came very near
being a tragedy happened in Davenport
last evening. Fred Rueffel, proprietor
of a butcher shop, came near losing bis
life, and Charles Olime, a young fellow
20 years of age, came as near to commit
ting murder. Rueflel was stabbed in the
breast but not so seriously that he was
not able to walk a couple of blocks to a
physician's tor surgical treatment, where,
he states, he was assured that if the
knife had struck him just tbe width of
two ribs further down, he wculd have
been a dead man the blade weald have
pierced bis heart. The young man who
struck the blow fled Immediately after
ward and was caught by Capt. Falkner
and Officer Phelac not long afterward in
a barn near bis home, where he had bid
den himself. Glime and some of hia as
sociates were accustomed to congregat
ing in a barn and the c fillers learned of
it and sought him there with success.
When seen by a Democrat representa
tive in his ceil Glime admitted that he
had struck at Rueffel with a knife, but
asserted that he was not sure where the
knife strnck, and did not seem to realize
that he bad escaped only by accident the
commission of a crim.3 that might have
landed him in the penitentiary for a
term of years. He stated that he was In
a grocery store when his attention was
called to a crowd that had gathered
across the street, and he went over. In
front of a barber sbop be found Rueffel
abusing a boy named Sullivan, he claims,
and be interfered with his mouth. Then
Rueffel turned bis attention to him,
struck him once and kicked him, and in
the excitement Glime pulled out his knife
and struck out. The result has already
The knife with which the stabbing was
done was an ugly looking weapon a
large clasp knife with a sharp pointed
Blow, blow, blow I That " disagreeable
catarrh can be cured by taking Hood's
Sarsapaiilla, tbe constitutional remedy.
IN BIG BUSINESS.
Some One Possessed of a Queer
Mania Takes in the Union.
WEITIN& FICTITIOUS MARBIAGES.
Tried His Scheme on the Argus a Week
Ago and Then Turned His Attention to
the Union With Better Success A Con
temptible Practice on the Part of Some
Henry Manheim, a popular employe of
tbe National Clay company, was married
in South Rock Island on Wednesday
evening to Miss Mary McCarty. Tbe
ceremony took place at the parental
home of the bride, where they have ar
ranged ts reside lor tbe present, and was
witnessed by a large assemblage of inti
mate friends and relatives. Congratula
tions were heartily given, and a sumptu
ous wedding repast was done justice to,
after which on went the dance and joy
was unconSned. The happy coup'e were
tbe recipients of many floe presents.
In Big Bnslness.
The above interesting announcement'
appeared in this morning's Union. It is
interesting because of tbe fact that the
partiei to the event chronicled are well
known In Rock Island, and equally inter
esting because there is no truth in the
announcement in the Union. The merg
ing paper has evidently f illen a victim to
a put-up job, that was first attempted on
the Aegtjs a 'Week ago. From appear
ances some individual is possessed of a
mania for cmusing himself by writing up
ficticious weddings of this sort fcr tbe
daily papers. A week ago tcday the
Argus received a suspicious looking
but well written communication signed by
the supposed groom ia tbe cise and
which detailed at length the events sur
rounding the ceremony which united an
employe of tbe brick factory o:her than
the ote mentioned in the Uu on, and an
equally well known young lady of South
Rock Island township. The article spoke
of tbe large number of guests present
"intimate friends and relatives of the
contracting parties" tbe congratula
tions, music, feat-t and dancing which
followed the ceremony; spoke of the
bride as a teacher in the South Rock Isl
and schools, ani the groom an employe
of the brick works, and wound up by
saying "the young couple took the Rock
Island street car for Moline on their wed
ding 'tower.' n
The fact that the name ot tbe efficiat
ing clergyman or civil authority perform
ing the ceremony was scrupulously
omitted, aroused the suspicion ot the
Argus, and immediate icquiry at tbe
county e'erk'a office brought the assurance
that no marriage license had been issuod
to the parties mentioned. Satis-fi id upon
this and further investigation that some
one was "trjing to play horse," the com'
municaliB was laid away to await de
velopxients. These came today in tbe
proof that the somebody who had at
tempted to inyeigle the Argus had sue
ceeded in gulling in the Union. Who
ever the individual is, or what be bis
motive, the Argus is unable to con
Same one who is cleverly concealing
bis identity is entertaining himself in a
highly edifying fashion, to the utter dis
regard of the persons whose names be
uses and the newspapers whose confi
dence he is making a practice of trifling
with. It is most contemptible business
on somebody's part, the same somebody
probably who succeeded in doing the
same style of work about a year ago in
South Rock Island.
The intensely entertaining play, the
"Two Sisters" by Denman Thompson's
company is to be seen at the Burtia at
Davenport this evening:
A theatrical critic would prefer to write
tbe truth. Bat this would lead to disas
ter with many a straggling showman, so
he presumes upon the public, for sweet
cbarity'a sake. Occasionally the weary
newspaper man has an opportunity to
speak in words of warmest praise, and fit
the same time tell the old-f ashior ed
truth. Such an opportuuitv wis pre
sented at the Grand opera house li st
night. For tbe first time "The Two Sis
ters" was presented to tbe Lafayette pub
lic. A better pleased and better enter
tained audience has not been in tbe opera
bouse for many a day. Lafayette Jour
nal. Those theatre-goers of Rock Island
who enjoy comedy acting of a legitimate
character, without the recently introduced
knock down, drag out slap-stick acces
sories, will have a rare treat in the per
formance of "A Jolly Surprise" by Fanny
Rice and her excellent company at Har
per's theatre next Wednesday night.
"Julius Ctesar." Shakespeare's greatest
tragedy, will be produced at the Bart is
Monday, Feb. 13, by Charles Hanford's
company, which comes highly commend
ed by the press of New Qirk, Philadel
phia and other leading cities. Mr HiQ
ford will appear as "Marc Anthony, "and
will be supDorted by Bennett Matlack
and E.R.SpeDcer as "Brutus" and "Cas
sius,' respectively. The rest of the sup
port is excellent.
Diminution or Natural Gas.
There is hardly a doubt that tbe natural
gas supply, even in the moat favored dis
tricts where this agent bas been discovered,
is generally approaching extinction, and it
will soon cease to be aa important factor
among tbe fuels of the country, particular
ly as far aa it use in manufacturing indus
tries is roncerned. (ilaaa aad Lamps.
JAHNS & BERTLESEN
Peoria Cook and Ranges,
Tinware And Housk FuKNisHnra Goods.
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL?
OOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS.
FREE, FREE, FREE.
A book with every purchase. We are giving
away, free, 2 different kinds of books "a1thf
late Carse & Co. store, 1622 Second avenue.
Prices of Shoes guaranteed to be as low1 as
the lowest. The stock must go.
Bill of Fare
Clothes pins per dezea - 01c
Clothes pins patent spring 03c
Towel rollers each - 09c
Tin spice cabinets 8 draw's 82c
Pound butter moulds - 22c
Self wringing mrp3 - 25c
Hair brushes - - 07e
Hand brushes - 03 c
Trick saving banks - 07c
Nickle alarm clocks - 68c
Nickle plat sad irons per lb 05c
100 boxes papitiies
Corn pp ppers, 1 qt -
Towel Rings -
Wood pails, toy
Lamp chimneys No. 1 -
Damp chimneys No. 2
Hard wood toothpicks
Always he leader in low
Geo. H. Kingsbury,
1703 1705;Second Ave.. Rock Island, Telephone 12lft."
402 Fifteenth street, Moline.
Heating and Ventilating Engineers,
Gas and Steam Fitting,
A complete line of Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing H
Fire Brick Etc. Largest and best equipped
establishment west of Chicago.'
DA Via &jjjt.jxL' MoliDe, 111.
1 12. 1 14 West SfcYinteenth st.
Telephone 1148. , RockwaiiC
Evidence Teletrticn' 1 1 6P
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
Analytic and Dispensing Pharmacist
Is row located in bis new building at tbe corner of Fti aveuue
and Twentyahird street.
HRNRT A. r-ABIDO.
JOHN K. FARIDOH.
SCHMEIL, PARIDON & SON,
Painters and Decorators,
Kalbomiwinq, Papxb Hangivg, Etc,,
' 419 Seventeenth Street.