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THK AlUil'S, .MONDAY, MAKCI1 6, 1893.
A STRANGER'S FATE
Found Dead on the Rock Island
SUSPICION OF POTJI PLAY.
No Murk tit lilcntlflcRilon n Ihe llojj-
The I'nknown'H I'ndxrroat u Overcoat
found Some Distance Away Descrip
tion of the Mnn The 'oroner's Iaquest
to bo Held Tomorro w My terjr Snr
roamling tha A Sudden leath of
The hodv of an unknown man was
fount! on the main tracks of the C'.,
ma l on Ins
method and results wnen
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ft, of Figs is taken; it la pleasant R. I. & r. road near the
c-oiliinfr to the taste, and acts the slowo-h bridge lv a
yet promptly on the Kidneys, I way to Davenport hist evening about
aad Bowels, cleanses the sys-! C:3o o'clock. Some switchnen and
rnmilv. (lisnels colds, head- train men in the vicinity were noti-
aud fevers and cures habitual 1"1 and after h.nl been as.-ertained
rttion. Svrup of lies is the:l,,;u mau was mau- "ll V"llKK
remedy of its kind ever pro-
It leasing to the taste and ae-
Jjle to the stomach, prompt in
t:inn and truly beneficial m its
1 nrpnnred onlv from the most
hv and agreeable substances, its
THEY'RE AFTER FRED.
station was telephoned, Coroner
llawes, in com pan v with Undertaker
n...ox, gon g .u . mu,M,us " performance, and
body to the- undertaking rooms of j says ,.he w
l lie latter on l wenuein sin ei. j.i
west bound freights on the Kock Isl-
nn.l ..iill...1 ..fkiri ri Hl'A iml
"excellent qualities commend it jia,i'iust nulled out ami over the
1 and have made it tne most bridges, and as the man is supposed
! to have been struck by one of these j
Sale in 50c 'trains, the inauest will not be held
1 bottles by all leading drug-'until tomorrow, when the crews of!
Any reliable druggist who these trains will be back in tiic city,
not bave it on hand will pro- j wll Wuil ,hc t iriun:ne? !
it promptly for any one who Nmi(, . witohmen or anvom. !
, to try it. u not accept any , ha(, the mnn prcvjollslv an,i ; after Fred
B.ir remedy known.
iron of Figs is for
The Chnrry Slitter Were Koanteil hy in
Iowa l'aper and are Suing: Its City Kl
itor. The newspapers of Iowa are mani
festing a great interest in the coming
trial on the charge of criminal libel
preferred by the Cherry sisters
against Fred" Davis, city editor of the
Cedar Rapids Gazette, and some of
them have generously offered to as
sist in the trial in any way desired.
The Iowa City Citizen is glad that
the defendant was released on bail
and hopes the trial will be held in the
opera house. It states that in such
an event, the Citizen will have a re
porter at the trial and promises its
readers all the facts in the case. The
Keokuk Gate City speaks of the suit
as a luxury and says "the roasting
was an unmerciful one." The Du
buque Times says the suit is cherry
colored and recites the troubles of a
dramatic critic. The Dubuque Her
ald says "the girls are after him, are
tifter him." The Burlington Hawk
eve thinks the trial will discount the
rote a racv roast
on a gang of female barnstormers and
now there is blood on the moon. The
trial will be a memorable one and the
Journal suggests that if the city edi
tor is convicted, he be bound hand
ami foot and be compelled to listen to
the sisters sing." The Sioux City
Journal and State Register are
awaiting the result of the trial with
anxiety, and the Marshalltown Times
Republican savs: "Five inrls are
He roasted them for de-
CALLED THE CONVENTION.
tIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.
SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.
klWUE. KY. HEW YORK, N.V.
T. B. KIClDY.
nnlv jv few Daners and an emitv t serting tlieir tarm work tor winch
pocket book wore found on his person. I they are peculiarly fitted,' anil now
I Nothing that would in any way lead j they don't like it because tliey are
to his identification could'be learned criticised for running a farm in the
'and the name of the in fortunate : summer time and giving dramatic
man will probably never be known. J entertainments during the winter."
i He is to all appearances of Irish de-t What raided the Trouble.
scent, about 40 years of age. 5 feet
'8 inches in height, weight itiout lio
THE LV.AI ING
.' -i.u trnnafre property on cctuniitrion,
r.pv. f" leci rents', ulo carry m line of first
B-r i:i-!;rinr companies, imilillng lota 'or
ii' ti-d flVrtnt additions. Choice resiilrnce
y-.t, a'.i tar. of the city.
4. Vi-.vluTi Lyutle building, ground
l r. r of V itoliell & Lynde hank.
e vou called at
not, you had better, for
will find lots of Silver
ii Gold Novelties as well
a large assortment of
I latest in Fine Jewelry,
. D. FOLSOM.
Buy whre You can Get
Must for Your Money.
''"' aipiate buying, aelling or excuanir-
rf.,iiciire or business property
"ely ray jou to call at
I & Donaldson's
Real Estate and
5. and 6. Masonic Teaiple Block.
r'"n with the amount jou no pay for
r t' yon can pnrchaoe. occupy aud enjoy
t'le (o doing a home of your own.
undertake to build a number of honies
' cattomera on terms verr greatly to
't Your Property with Us
and we will And Yon a bnrer.
t leie tay ui,, Betl Ef ute i, pn the
pounds, dark hair and moustache
and wore striped pants and dark coat
'and vest.' In all probability he was
! tramping, as he had on tour shirts
and two pair of pants, that being the
! way they usually carry, their c lothes.
! His hands would indicate that he had
not been used to work, as they are
well shaped and soft and v hite.
I HlutHor Foul Piny
As there is no certainty as to how
! the unknown man met his fate, there
are numerous theories vent tired. The
fact that there are people passing
that way nearly all the ti ne and es
pecially in the early eveniiig. coupled
with the additional fact that the body
was cold when found, has led to the
belief that the man mav have been
, murdered possibly by sumn com pun -j
ions in a boxcar and cairied along
until the gathering shade of night
gave them an opportunity lo throw it
out on the tracks. This theory was
I supported by the finding oi the man's
two coats his undercoat and ovcr
j eoat about 170 feet furl her north
j along the tracks. The only marks n
the ixuiy are an ugly note in me rigm
side of the neck, from which the
blood had tlowed copiously, and a
long gash across the upper part of the
breast near the throat that looks
like the marks from the flange of a
wheel, although the mil ilation is
hardly sufficient to have been pro
duced bv a car passing over it.
There are others who believe his
death was purely accidental, their
theory being that the man had taken
off his coats to go down o or the em
bankment and ii poll coming back had
gone along the cars to find a place to
crawl through to the other side being
aught and killed in this way. Dr.
riuninier. who examined the body
this morning, holds to this theory.
Enoch Lundy, the night lirenian at
the boiler house, which is scarcely f0
feet distant from where the body was
fuund. heard nothing of t. nor did
any other of the employes about the
yards. At any rate the mystery sur
rounding the ease will probably nev
er by wholly solved.
A HhIm. Foiitiit Dead .
Hary Franklin, the infa it son of
Hoy Shofer and wife, was found dead
in its cradle at its parents' home. 372
t.iurty-fiUh street at H-.'.'.i) o'clock
liiis morning. The police were noti
ced of the finding, and lab-r Coroner
Hawes empanneied a jury composed
of, S. W. Searle. foreman. Dr. G. V
Wheeler, L. V, Eckhart. Phil Miller,
J. H. Cleland. and C. A. Martin, who
went up to the home on Forty
street and reviewed the remains
inquest being held there also.
The Corouer'a Inqucat.
The lirst witness exariined
Mrs. Maud May Schofer. the mother
of the infant, who testified to the
baby being a sickly child. It had
been better during the past few ilays
and quite well yesterday Witness
had been uj at !5 a. m. an 1 attended
to the little one and was up again a
little later. .She had not been well
herself and did not get up until late,
when she discovered that the baby
Roy L. Schofer, father of the child,
testified to the manner in which the
child had been treated on the advice
of physicians and of its weak condi
tion physically. When witness left
for work in the morning he did not
know that the child wss dead.
Dr. G. W. Wheeler, who was called
in after the child had leen found
dead, testified that in l is opinion
the infant came to its ceath from
convulsions resulting from indiges
tion and bowel complaint.
After a few minutes' deliberation
the jury returned a verdict that the
It seems that live young ladies.
i young by reason of that courtesy
which accords youth to all unmar-
ricii tem.vies ot the human race, re
side on a farm near Marion. Iowa.
, l hey organizeil an operatic com.
: pany "The Five Cherry Sisters
j company." They prepared an enter
i tainment which was largely original.
, and . which further developments
I proved to have been unique. "New
j songs by the sisters, new music by
' the sisters ami new dances bv the
; sisters." were among the features ad
j vertised in neatly printed posters
which tirst met the puMic gaze at
Marion. The brave sisters advance
on Cedar Ha pi 1 1-s. where they secured
tireene s opera house and save a per
l ne periormanee was oi such a
character that overshoes were thrown
from the audience to the stage, ami
among the comments by the local
press next day was one from the
caustic pen of City Editor Fred Davis
of the Gazette:
"They no doubt arc respectable
girls and educated in some things,
but tlieir knowledge of the stage is
worse than none at all, and they
surely could tint realize last night
that they were making such
fools of themselves. If some in
definable instinct of modesty could
not have warned them that they
were acting the part of monkies.it
does seem like the overshoes thrown
at them would have conveyed the
idea in a more substantial manner,
which is perhaps easier to be under
stood by people of calibre. But noth
coiild drive them away, and no com
bination of yells, whistles, barks and
howls could subdue them."
Whereupon the girls have come in
again from the farm and entered suit
against Fred Davis for libel, and the
Gazette is arranging to have the
trial in the opera-house-and charge
deceased infant "came to its death
by indigestion and bowel eomplaintj
ending in convulsions."
If It Only Would Happen, but Will It?
That street paving operations may
get an early start.
That the Harper's theatre orchestra
would learn a new tune.
That the police would finally run
the Gypsy gang out of town.
That liock Island-Moline may have
a crack bali team this season.
That the jolitical shaking up this
pring may be complete and general
' That this line weather may contin
ually supplant winter in the lap of
.That the street- superintendent
would clean up the streets. They
need it badly.
That Howard Wells may ultimately
recover from the effects of Saturday's
That no one will for a moment forget
that the Twin-City Columbia enter
prise will be a winner.
That the full complement of signs
at last restored to the Elm street cars
may be kept there, just for a joke.
That electricity may be introduced
on the bridge line cars. They are so
old-fashioned and "horsey" now, don't
That some one would take an ax to
that individual who whistles "My
Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon"
on Second avenue these evenings.
That the democrats may ckoose a
vounc and wideawake candidate for
niavor, whom all elements of the
party may enthusiastically support.
That the next mayor may prohibit
police officers going into the country
and making speeches in favor of
secret political organizations, and at
the same time drumming up trade
for private enterprises.
: "I have been using Salvation Ot
lor backache, stiffness in the neck"
and pain in the side and found it an
excellent cure. I keep it constantly
on han.d. Charles Haller, Union Hill,
N. J." - - -
trr an I'npleagant
The Kepnhllcan rut
Task to the L:jtt
Chairman Collins and me republi
can city-township committee met at
the Harper house Saturday evening
and after an extended discussion, de
termined to call the city township
convention to nominate - city offi
cers at Turner hall Saturday
evening, March 18, the caucuses
to be held the night before.
This is the utmost limit before the
election possible under the Austra
lian ballot system and the spirit of
the committee has very apparently
been to defer all the deliberations as
to caucuses and convention to the
last possible moment within the law,
in order that not only its own party
mcmuers, Dut the public at large mav
have the least time admissable to
consider the acts of the caucuses and
convention. "Thus" it mav be added
with apologies to Shakespeare,
"conscience does make cowards of us
As to Citizenship.
People smile at the idea, advanced
by the Akgls, that E. II. Collins
would be a suitable democratic candi
date for mayor. They think the dem
ocratic party must be mighty hard
up tor material to go to Missouri af
ter a candidate. Union.
Oh. is that so! Pray Mr. Union
dont give yourself any' alarm about
people smiling at the idea of Mr. Col
lins' candidacy. Such people are
hard up for a" smile, and after all
don't know what they are smiling
about. Mr. Collins has never given
up his residence in Kock Island, and
by the way. let the Aki s offer the
assurance that the democratic party
is not in the habit of going either to
Missouri or Kansas for thecandidates
it may seek from the Collins' family
and then finding out where fhev live
after the election.
More 4'aualiilatesfor Collector.
James MeGarvey has added his
name to the republican aspirants for
the eollectorship nomination. Even
so has Spencer Mattison. Things
are livening up on the collectorsliip
within the republican lines.
E. D. Bailey, the long expected
ivil service commissioner, relieved
Postmaster Wells' anxiety by putting
in an appearance this morning, the
object of his visit here being to "or
ganize Mr. Wells' civil service com
mission." The solemn formalities
were conducted by Mr. Bailey thi
afternoon and resulted in the choice
of Charles Schneider, John Ledtka
and . II. Dunker. Mr. Schneider
was in due form chosen to the digni
fied post of chairman, while the oner
ous duties of secretary were imposed
upon Mr. Dunker. This being done
the board adjourned subject to call
probably ot Ken. Harrison. Mr.
BaiU'V put in the remainder of the
afternoon in civil service instruc
OVE W EK AGO
Promised that they would make a
special exhibit and special offering in
corsets this week, which would be the
grandest in their history. This prom
ise we are pleased to say will be more
than fulfilled this week! Among the
enormous collection will be found the
following celebrated and well known
To start with, we shall offer
Lot 1 40 dozen of the famous French
STRIP corsets in three colors. A
splendid 6rtc corset this time onlv
Lot 2 consists of three distinct
lines of corsets at Sc, worth 6.r and
75e. Then come the celebrated "S.
C." corsets in black, white and drab,
a splendid $1 corset, now goes at 75c.
Keatl the following great hstwhich
will be sold at $1: Loomer's cut
away hip; the R. & G.; Dr. Schilling's
model form; lhompsons glove-ht-
ting; Dr. Downs' self-adjusting;"Mc-
abe. s health;" the G. D. health; the
Chicago waist, etc. All the above go
Great Bargains in Beat Estate.
1 want to sell all the real estate of
the late Dennis Warren, embracing in
Rock Island county:
72i acres of land on Warren's
118 acres of land in South Moliue
o lots in the town of Milan.
ii valuable lots in the city of Rock
Island, all of which will be sold cheap
ami upon accommodating terms.
P. L. Mitchell,
Administrator of Dennis Warren,
Rock Island, Feb. 22, 1898.
Both Kindt of Ics.
In addition to an abundant supply
of pure channel ice, the Rock Island
lee company has arranged to supply
the trade with artificial ice where
such is wanted. This ice is manu
factured in Davenport from " artesian
water and after Apri 1 the Rock
Island Ice company will be prepared
to furnish it as the exclusive agencv
in Rock Island. There will be very
little difference in price, the artificial
article a trifle higher. Telephone
The democratic voters of the town
ship of South Rock Island are re
quested to meet at the town hall at 7
p. m. on Saturday, March 18th, for
the purpose of nominating candi
dates for township offices, to be
voted on April 4th. By order of the
Geokge Richmond, Chairman.
Clearing It Out.
I want to sell a lot of crazed
white iron stone china which I
had to buy with the rest of the
stock when I took the crockery
stytre. There are platters of sev
eral sizes, covered and open veg
etable dishes, sauce tureens, tea
pots, covered butter dishes, and
a few odd plates, pitchers, etc.
I have marked these at prices
which are low enough, surely.
Samples and prices can be seen
in my east window.
I don't suppose you want any
of this for your dining room, but
housekeepers can use a few of
these pieces for common in the
kitchen, and save the better
dishes. Here's a chance for real
economy. G. M. LoosLEr.
1408 Seoend Avenue.
And corset waists in'twelve different
styles. For children, for mise(j for
young ladies and for Jadies.. Among
their latest novelties -is the bicycle,
tennis and equestrian corset, a
much needed and entirely new dress
reform garment. Each and every
one of these celebrated Farris waists
corsets we guarantee to sell below
the prices elsewhere.
. Any noil y wisningio uuy a summer
corset this week, (in advance of act
ual need) we shall sell one, two 'or,
three (no more) to any one co-tomer'
'at 32 cents a piece. It pays lo pick
up a bargain like this whenever the
opportunity is presented.
lou will also hnd in our stock,,
manv long waist corsets, and short
waists, as well as many ofhr high
class and high grade corsets not fie-' "
fore mentioned, at prices universally 1
lower than elsewhere. '
Late cn Satniday we reveived direct from the fashion : -centr
s of the east a lot of new fane? e:lkd for waists,
costumes, trimmings, r-tc In &h 'ffecte, in stiipes,- jn -pbtids,
the hew deloriet-tin hsngeab!e ottoman effects,
new figures, new designs, in th late3t ceati ria of the
Fenchlocms; 2R new spring rhsdts l the popular
crystal silk, among theee shipments. Car Jvads of new
goods arrivirg daily Call ften inn tee the ttw
MO C ABE BROJ
1720, 1722, and 1724 Second Ive.
OOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS.
FREE. FREE, FJREE.
A book with every purchase. We are -giving
away, free, 23 different kinds of books, at the
late Carse & Co. store, 1622 Second aveniie.
Prices of Shoes guaranteed to be as low as
the lowest. The stock must go.
A Line of
From One Cent a Yard Up.
.- 1 it!
F. J. YOUNG, Proprietor.
1728 Second Av.
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
HORST VON K0ECKR1TZ, '
Analytic and Dispensing Pharmacist
Is row located in his new building at ihe corner if Fifth areuu .'
and Tenty..third street.
GEO RGESCH AJFER, Proprietor.
1601 Scosd Atenne, Comer of Sixteacui Street, . Oppodtc Hupi
The choicest Wine, Liquors. Beer and Cigars5alwavs oiijwd
I'm luck Evtrr Day
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