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ROCK ISLAND. TUESDAY. MARCH 14. 1893.
6Ina;I Copies 5 Omntm
Per Weak ISM Cants
Vol. xli ko. 125
land D aiiS" Argus.
Any Tie in our House for Four
We have a few
Bov's and Children's Suits which must be sold be-
bre the arrival of
NEW SPRING STOCK.
Watch our Windows for everything new in the
urnishing Goods line.
on' ever thing.
he Furniture establishment of
CLEMAMM & SALZMANK1
is replete with all the novelties of the sea
son, purchased for cash from the best
known makers in Grand Rapids. They can
not only save you money, but give you new
and choice designs in Parlor and Chamber
Furniture, sideboards, tables, chairs and
lounges. Thanking you for your patronage
they solicit an early call.
152! and 1527
Tii Fashionable Fabrics for Spring and bummer have
J. B. ZIMMER,
" C Jall and leave your order.
tar Block Opposite Haeper House:
ALWAYS THE CHEAPEST.
-ave money by buying your Crockery, Glassware, Cut
'y, Tinware. Woodware, and Brushes, at the Old and
" 5 and 10 Cents Store.
MRS. C. MITSCH'S. 1314 Third Ave
ated hi hit new shop,
- t Jooei a ipccialty.
It may concern
odd lots in our
124 128 and 128
Opposite tbe Old stand.
W. TREFZ & CO.
iintjo (eld's Old Stand.
Washes Everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Lace curtains a specialty
f No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M- & )L. J.a PARKER,:
Telephone No. 1214
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LOVELY J3UT FIUIL.
Determined Suicide of a New
A TWO-DAYS' MYSTERY CLEARED UP ,
An Unknown Girl Disappears, Kills Her.
aelf In a Hotel and Remains Unidentified
Until Her Father Find Her Corpse
Wealthy, lie fined and Idolized by Her
Parent She Seeks Oblivion With Poison
and Tistol Hearing the Truth Her
Mother Tries to F.nd Her Own Life.
Xew York, March 14. At Kip's un
dertaking rooms. No. 'S First avenue,
yesterday lay the mort.' remains of a
beautiful woman. Her features, hands and
feet wers evidence that he was a woman
of refinement :?ne was the woman who
an Sunday afternoon in her room at the
Coleman house made self-murder doubly
sure by drinking laudanum and then fir
cs a 82-calibre Distol bullet into her heart.
And that wa what Coroner Messcmer
round and official declared the cause oi .
ter death to be. She had registered at the!
hotel as "Mrs F Carter. St. Louis, Mo.
The identity of the dead woman was sti!
in question yesterday morr.-.ng. A report?,
found that after the f.r it cursory examin t
tion cf her cJothing a discovery was maJ;
that will furnish a clue.
Thought It Wn Mrs. Leslie Carter,
it was a card, but so blurreJ as to mak
the address very indefinite. It was
thoroughly examined by several persons,
and the consensu of opinion reduced its
address to one of two readings, either "555
West One Ilurdved and Thirty-sixth
streets." or "-'3$ West One Hundred and
Thirty-second street." The name it bore
was simply I.eonide. Yesterday morning
bv permission of coroner Messemer. a man
came to view the bodv and
see if he could j
identify it. The association of ideas in his
mind and that he had a bend toward sens.
tionalism was suspected when beaunouned
his notion that the body was that of Mrs. 1
Leslie Carter. This theory was perhaps
suggested to him through reading news-1
paper accounts of the suicide, and the fact
that the woman had registered as Mrs. j
Carter. At any rate the man didn't know
who the unfortunate was.
Identified His Daughter.
But as the day wore on there came to
the morgue an elderly and frail looking
man who had been for two days looking
for his daughter, who had mysteriously
disappeared. His name was Cozzens, and
as his eyes rested on the face of the corpse
he staggered. He quickly recovered, how
ever.for he had feared the worst while hop
ing for the best. Miss Cozzeu belonged to
a wealthy up-town family. The girl's
father is Samuel li. Cozzeus. He is a law
yer of 5 Beektnun treet, and is also presi
dent of an institution at VCi Duane street.
The girl left her home about 4 o'clock on
Saturday. She did not tell where she was
going. Her parents searched around
among tbeir friends, but no trace of her
could be found. They read the story
yesterday miming in the newspapers, and
then thus found her.
Wanted to Die Cnknown.
With all the expensive clothing, includ
ing a seal skin sacque and muff and a hat
of the lutest fashion, not a trace of under
clothing could be found in the room. She
bad evidently destroyed all such effects
with the leai that by som oversight sue
might overlook some marking that might
lead to tracing her identity. She had ap
parently taken laudanum, and not finding
that quick enough, had shot herself
through the heart. A sad feature in con
nection with her uutimely end is that her
father has been seriously ill and confined
to his bed for a month. He had only leen
up a couple of days when his daughter dis
appeared. When she did not return home
On Saturday night he started out in search
of her, and tad been looking for her coa
tinuously until yesterday morning. Mi-s
Cozzens left school only about two or three
WHY DID SHE DO IT
A Question Asked Thatkls Answered Satis
factorily at Lnt.
The questiou asked is "Why did she do
ity She was an only daughter, idolized
by her fatUei and mother. That mother is
now so distr.-t'.'il that it is feared that she
will commit suicide. The mystery and the
beauty of the girl who had given her name
as "Mrs. F. Carter, St. Louis, Mo.," when
she took rooui 201 about 11 o'clock
on Saturday night added interest to the.
story, c-he was expensively dressed, tiad
plenty of money and wore valuable jew
elry, and bore every evidence of having
been delicately nurtured and no motive
was apparent for her taking her life. The
face of the girl was a strong one, and the
evidence of her will power was shown by
the exceedingly careful manner in which
she had prepared for making certain of
success in committing suicide as well as
the elaborate preparation to conceal her
Was Impelled to Suicide.
Thismuch is known: To her mother
Alice often hinted that she was impelled
to suicide. Once "she said to her mother
that she was tired of her life, and added:
"Don't be surprised if some time you don't
hear from me again. I may end my life
some time." Then she laughed and said:
"But people who talk about shuffling off
this mortal coil never do it." Mrs.
zens had never told her husband of these
sayings, but they made her very anxious
when midnight came on Saturday and her
daughter had not returned.
No Man Involved in the Case.
Mr. Cozzens said last evening, speaking
with impressive earnestness: "I want to
emphasize in the strongest possible way
my conviction that no man is involved in
this case. My daughter was a highly and
sensitively organized girl, who had become
discontented with the quiet life she lei
here. She not only had no man friend, but
bad not even a man associate. She dis
liked men. Her only ambition was to go
on the stage, or to earn her living in some
Was the Stage or the Biver.
Charles L. Fletcher, a dramatic teacher,
having an office in Daly's theatre building,
said yefterday that he believed he had calU
from Miss Alice Cozzens. He said that if
her parents consented there would be no
trouble. She said: "Well, if X can't get
that I suppose I can't go on tbe stage, and
with me it U either the stage or tbe river.
see Baiu ner great desire was 10 feet oit or
town during the theatrical season C'antl
during the summer season she would man
age somehow to earn a living and still be
A Later development.
The autopsy ou the body of the young
woman, however, indicates that the girl
was not the virtuous girl her parents be
lieved her to be. Between 9 and 10 o'clock
last night Mrs. Cozaens. the motber of the
dead girl, overcome by her grief and suffer
ing attempted suicide by taking laudanum,
but friends who were present wrested the
bottle from her grasp before she could taka
the fatal drus?. The attempt was the re
sult of the coroner's autopsy.
5 TUATION AT GRAND RAPIDS
Water Still liming and Much Territory
Grand Kafirs, Mich., March 14. Tbe
Grand river is rising at the rate of two
inches an hour. The major portion of
South Grand Rapids, which is built on the
flats, is inundated and residents have been
removed from their houses in boats. At
this point the river is a mile wide and the
loss will be heavy, falling largely on the
poor Hollanders employed in the furniture
fctTies. The flood finally cut through
the Chicago and est Michigan road. A
' IJOlLiem OL Hie City IS IU LUlrtl iirti ivutn, ttn.
j electric plant being partially submerged.
Many Factories Shut Down,
The Grand Rapids Cha:r factory, Michi
gan Barrel works, Stow & Davis, Berkey
& Gay, Mason & Co., and other furniture
factories have been forced to shut down,
the machinery being underwater. North
Park is wholly nnder water. Comstock
Park, the finest racing grounds in the state
and one of tbe finest tracks in the country,
is inundated. In the stables the water
reaches the mangers. All the factories at
j the north end report heavy losses of logs
t a , ,
Better Outlook at Ionia.
Ionia, Mich., March 14. It is now be
lieved that the water has reached its high
est point at this place. Forty families
cave neen ariven out oi ineir nomes ou me
1 flalc '! -o i i . t aa Tt .-it.- tn i b ' m. ocrillni
time, though with much difficulty. The
break in the Detroit, Lansing and northern
track at Portland has been repaired.
OUR EXTRAORDINARY CLIMATE.
Snow Storm in the Northwest and Prairie
Fires in Kansas.
Minneapolis, March 14. A heavy snow
storm, accompanied with high winds, near
ly if not quite equal to that of two weeks
ago, is prevailing throughout t.he north
west, including Montana, the Dakotrs,
Minnesota and Wisconsin. Street railway
service in this city is beiug interfered with
and many cars have been laid off. The
through train on the Soo railroad was four
hours behind yesu-rday and if the ttorm
continues, which is probable, other roads
will be badly crippled if not blocked.
Burning I'p the Farms.
Garden City, Kas., March 14. Wide
spread and destructive prairie fires have
been raging in this vicinity for two days,
Saturday Frank Gruner, living ten miles
east of here, lest all his buildings, house
hold goods, farm implements, etc., saving
nothing but the clothing of himself and
family. J. M. Xettrower, living ten miles
north, was equally unfortunate. Three
school houses in the north and east por
tions of the county were also burned and
many farmers have lost large stacks of
Lay and other property.
Husband and Wire Fatally Burned.
Sunday a strong wind was blowing from
the southwest and late Sunday night word
reached here that the farm of Mr. Ander
son, seven miles southeast of here, was
swept bare by the flames and both Ander
son and his wife so badly burned that the
husband soon died and his wife can live
but a few hours. Extensive fires were
visible Sundaynight in the northwest, east
and south, and it is feared much damage
will be done.
TRAGEDY IN A COURT ROOM.
Some Well-Meant Bullets io Astray and
Do Fnnerefttary Damage.
Nashville, Teuu., March 14. Yester
day in the criminal court room Tom Jones
shot and mortally wounded Joe Winters,
who was on trial for the murder of Jones'
father. Two shots intended for Winters
struck John Thorp in the throat and
shoulder seriously, if not fatally, wound
ing him. Winters and a brother assaulted
Jones' father at tbe Hermitage toll gate at
midnight some two months ago, calling
him to his door and shooting him dead.
Tried to Blun the Winter.
The Winters were being tried yesterday
and, being desperadoes, had their gang
here to back them. The quarrel was
forced on young Jones by Winters, who
tried to bluff Lim from testifying. The
court was in session at the time, and Jones
gave himself tip to Judge Anderson. Three
shots struck Winters. The greatest excite
Five Men Badly Injared.
CoNNELLsvili.K, Pa., March 14. A ser
ious explosion of fire damp occurred in the
Rainbow Coal and Coke company's Whit
zell coal mine nenr Perryopolis yesterday.
Ten were injured, five of them fatally.
Mine Inspector William Duncan, the hero
of many mine disasters, is among the most
badly burned. The names of the other
four fatally hurt are: Edward Harrig an,
William (ioldsborough, Oliver ISran
thooven and Josiah K'jSi.-. All are married
men and have families. The caa.se of the
evplosiun is as yet a mystery.
Massachusetts Forestry Fxhibit.
AMHEi:-T.Mas., March 14. The Forestry
exhibit to be seut to the Columbian exposi
tion from this state has been completed
and arranged under the supervision of
Professor Maynard, of the state college. It
will probably be forwarded immediately.
The exhibit now compri-es forty-seven
varieties of trees found in. this state and
would be still furtber increased were it not
for lack cf time. Each section of wood is
three feet long and cut so as to show cross,
oblique and longitudinal sections.
Allerton (or Mayor of Chicago.
Chicago, March 14. An old fashioned
town meeting was held last night at Bat
tery D, which was attended by 6,C0o citi
zens, and addressed by Lyman J. Gage, J.
V. Farwell and other representative men.
It ended in the nomination for mayor of
Samuel W. Allerton.
Gave Harrinon an Ovation.
Jacksonville Ii!s.. March 14. Ex
Fresident Harrison passed through this
city yesterday on his way to Havana in
this state on a hunting expedition. He
was announced beforehand and was ten
dered a grand ovation by the citizens of
the place. He was not in the mood to
speak, but he shook hands with as many
as could press around him.
Could Be Spared Nicely.
Chicago, March 14. Z. S. Kyes of 6637
Maryland avetue Sunday night while in
a fit of drunken rage shot his wife and a
neighbor. Mrs. Mary Weir, and then tried
to put a bullet into his own brain. It ia
thought that uoue of the shot3 will prove
1 he l'uhlicatinn .Annoyed the Major.
Columbus. O.. March 14. Governor Mc
Kinley said yesterday morning when asked
fcout the report sent out from Chicago
that the subscriptions to his trustees in bjs
behalf were suflicient to discharge his en
tire liability in the Walker failure that he
knew nothing about it. He seemed very
much an noyed by the publication and was
not inclined to be interviewed concerning
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
CnicAoo. March IX
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat March, opened
closed :i4c: May, opened TTHjC, closed
Ttic; July, opened 73Vfce, closed Corn
March, opened 41?rc, closed 41Jc; May,
oienc-l 44'4 closed 44c; July, opened 44Hc.
closed 4'4c. Oats May. opened 33c,
closed S2Ji,c: June, opened JSc, closed
July, opened 31j. closed SJ?6c Pork
March, opened Sli.V.'i, closed $17.53; May,
opened SI". 'i: clo'd $lT.S7Vi; July, opened
$17 S. closed S17.aii. Lard March, opened
SU'.4U, c lost-d $12.1' I.
Live stock Hops: The price at the Union
stock yards today ranged as follows:
Receipts for the day L'l.lMi; quality fair;
left over alxrit 4.0JO: market was
rut her dull and weak: packers and shippers
suiw to huv: prices tally I k- lower; sales
rnuso.l a! SLSO.&7.0.) pis. S7.tKHii7.50 light,
$;.;;ur.iii roiili packing. S7.3.K&7.75 mixed
ana e..a'Hj,..Sj heavy packing and shipping
Cattle Receipts for the day 17.50); quality
only fair: market only moderately active
on packing and shipping account: prices were
unclia'ni:eil; quotations ranged at J5.3XSd.00
choice to extra shipping steers. $4.6.V&..25
pood to choice do., f 4.1i.i t.tV) fair to good.
J.l.iiVTtl.iXi common to indium do., $3.4U(tii.0)
butchers' Mecrs, S .VitvJ.'i i Mockers, !..YKt(1.3
Texas steers. S3.:iYT.X ti-cder. $-M(3.15i)
cows. JvO'JI.i'' heifers. SS.-i.Sjtl 7"j bulls, and
3.W6.tf.iti veal calves.
Sheep Kcceipls ior ihe day HVW; quality
fair: niaikct rath.-r active an.l prices un
changed; quotations ranged at 5i.'lV.YS
per im lbs neetcms. 5-.-ii ) natives, and
Produce; Mutter Far.cv separator. Sji-ua
Snc per lb: fancy dairy, i'4't.i.-; packing
stock. li61!c. t"s.-g- - Fresh stock. i:stl7ic
per dot Prrsse.l ;-cul-rv -Chickens, llffilJe
per lb:" turkeys. lilv.-. micks. ISlt;
geese. lOulSi.-. I'otaUn-s Wisconsin' iiur-
banks, TSCiTtc per bu: Hebrcn. tsr7Jci' Peer
less. tC.rjic: Rcnc. tfr&.tH. feel lnlatoes
Illinois: $ii..V'54 V ei l-ui. Apple Fair to
good, 'ii'.,.i: per !!!. lancy. i.S.V,J.il.
Cranberries .Jerseys, ian; y. j,l l.tJ per
bbl Hoih-v While t lever in i-:o.m.l sec
tions. 14S.lt c pel ll: biclieii cor.il. Jc;
comn, .on-ti: io;i oii-c, exi; acted.
New Ypp:i. March 13.
Wheat Xo. S red cash opened linn on
foreign buying, dt-ebne ! ' Jl on local lea!
izinu. advanced, vVv4e. lined itLjc.
steady: Max-, 77 7-lt-i 77 '40: June. c: July,
jia.! 3-ltic; Auui. Ti'Ue: September, fcOW
Sftigc: I 'eceiiibei . s.-?4 Kye Nominal;
western. MViooc. Parley Hull and tinu;
state. etftSOc; western. StVc: No.l Toronto.
9S2-H3c: No. S do. M.cifcV-. Corn No. a very
dull, firm: March. 'j?4c; April. c; May.
HaSH4C: June. July. Ms31ic: No.
2. 5J(&io4c; ficair.vt iniieJ. 5Sjt&i4s. Oats
No. -. dull and tirnvr: western, StJM'Jc:
May, 5S o loiA" 3-lrtc: state. Jy&iac. l'ork
Quiet; new mess. &li.DO:."jli,75: old mess,
JlV.S-'tS.lS'.Dli. extra prime nominal. Lard
Quiet: nominal; steam rendered. J1S.6U.
Live Sleek: Cattle-Trading opened firm,
but closed duli and batel t-tendy; poorest to
best native steers, 5l.7.&5.7i per 100 lbs;
bulls and dry cows. $2,5,4.0r. Sheep and
Lambs Sheep firm: Iambs active and J-c per
lb higher; sheep. 4 -ot(.(i.-5 per lOo lbs; iambs.
$5-67Mjia7.1-i-. Hogs Nominally &fui; live
hogs, SSH.i4iS.OO per MOlbs.
The Loral narket.
SKA IK, EX.;
Wheat 74 76c.
Hay Timothy. $12.00: upland. S1CQU ; llougb
19.00; baled. S10.0tK311.C0.
Butter Fair to choice, 25c ; creamery, 26c.
Erare Fresh, irais.
Poultry Cbickene. c; turkey U54
dncks, 1'iHc; gvere, 10r.
rRCIT AND VE6BTAELKS.
Applet (4 00 pe-.fY
Potatoes 85 W.
Onions $4 .t o per bbl.
Turnips 00c per bu.
J LIVE STOCK,
Cattle Butchers pav for Tc-.m fed! eteera
4HftSc;j cows and tieifci. tHQc; calve
iQt 15 ON ALL CARS,
; BE jE:M UIMt.
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