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THE ARGUS,' MONDAY;' JUNE 19, 189a.
Krinr1 comfort and improvement and
i- tn personal enjoyment wnen
The manv. who live Kf-
r than others and enjoy life more, with
1 '.u.n.liture. hv more promptly
, ti the worm s uesk jrniucus xo
J? neods of physical being, will attest
W t-T' 'm- li.
ioyalue to lieaim ui tuu urv uquia
votive principles embraced in the
i...v.I phpc is due to its tresentmcr
tne form ruosi accepiaoie ana pieas
l, to the taste, the refreshing and tru ly
iTnpficial properties of a perfect lax-
j;"1- . . i ,
tire: effectually cleansing the system,
u i ..'oii..ntlv eiirinir ronstinnt.ii-in
aa p'"' . .... ,
t.jj given satisfaction to millions and
' . tlm nnnrnval of the medicfll
jjf; nuii II , -
lweause it acta on the Kid-
ievs Liver and Bowels without weak
ling them and it is perfectly free from
jrerv objectionable substance,
jr'rup of Figs is for sale by all drug
!".!. in r.nc nmi Sl bottles, but it 19 mnn-
jfsi'tured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
tack-ire, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
ind brim well intormea, you wiu not
fcept any substitute if offered.
arc public favorites, because
they keep perfect time.
::-cs ?st prevent-fe62Hi..J
il-watches for $1 up to
"'. Just step in ami take
"k I if fore you buy. Will
n remove to
lon Scronil Av,
T. U. KKIDY.
3-.y, ell and manage property on commission.
in. money, collect rents, also carry a line of first
Zre Insurance companies, building lota for
-lie ir. all the different additions. Choice residence
wpcry in all partB of the city.
Room 4. Mitchell & Lynde building, ground
loor. in rear of Mitchell & Lynde bar-.-
''. F. Koth. II. A, Donaldson.
Hi & Donaldson's
If you ei template buying. Belling
f exchanging- residence or business
r ju rty, it will positively pay yon
i ! I ni us, as xve constantly have
1 larr Hst of desirable property on
ur hunks to select, from and we can
I'j'ply your wants promptly. We
have a number of choice lots in
'iptirtsof the city and will tmder
'iiH,, lmild a number of bouses for
)!? customers on terms very greatly
t0 !ii-ir advantage.
A UAUGAIN FOR SOME ONE.
We have 15 lots in Colleee Heights
AJ,lition. one-half block from Elec-
!ri Street Railway which we will
1J. if taken at once, at from $300 ,
each they will go fast so
'tturace the present opportunity or
""will be too late.
our Property with Us
and we will f nd Ton a barer
Oilice Masonic Tenrple Block'
Eldridge G. Eames and Wife
Swept to Eternity .
AT CARBON CLITF CKOSSING.
While Driving Home From the Store on
Saturday Kvenloa; They Are Ran Down
by a Rock Island rasseuger Train Both
Are Instantly Killed Details of the
Sad Amur The Coroner's Inquest and
the Verdict The Funeral.
One of the most shockingly sad fa
talities that has ever taken "place in
this vicinity occurred in Carbon Cliff
on Saturday evening, whereby Eld
ridge U. Eames ami wife met an aw
ful fate by being run down and in
stantly killed by a west bound pas
senger train on the C. li. I. & P.
about 8:45. Mr. and Mrs. Eames,
who resided on a farm a short dis
tance out of Carbon Cliff, had been
at Corbin's store trading during the
evening. They got into a single bug
gy and started for home, but reached
the railroad crossing just as the first
section of train No. 19. pulled by en
gine 915 in charge of Engineer Wil
liam Shehan, came along. Accord
ing to the bulk of the testimo
ny before the coroner's inquest
no whistle was sounded nor was
the engine bell ringing. The
train was running at a high rate of
speed -and before the ill-fated couple
had any warning whatever the en
gine was upon them. Both were
killed outright. The body of Mr.
Eames was found on the pilot of the
engine, while that of his wife was
picked up near the track about 50
feet from the crossing. The horse
was killed and the buggy completely
demolished. The bodies were placed
in the depot and word sent to Coro.
ner Hawes, who went up yesterday
morning and held the inquest.
A jury was empanncledeomposed of
C. Corbin, foreman. W. R. Carev, C.
E. Williams, N. F. Carey. J. L. Mur
ray and Gitstav Meeske and the in
quest was held in the depot there.
The first witness examined was F. J.
Hall, station agent at Carbon Cliff.
He testified to bis having been at
O'Hrien & Co.'s store a short distance
awav at the time of the- accident.
Thelirst he knew (if it was when he
heard the engine whistle five times
to send a flagman back, this being
after the accident occurred. Witness
then went to the station ami notified
the chief train dispatcher of what
had occurred. According to the rules
of the company, witness stated that
the train should not have stopped at
The next witness was John O'Hrien.
of Carbon CI iff. lie was sitting on
the porch in front of Corbin's store.
He did not hear the train whistle or
ring the bell, and was sure the bell
did" not ring. He saw Mr. and
Mrs. Eames leave in their buggy and
"o toward the crossing. Seeing the
train approaching witness became
alarmed for their safety, ami ran
around the depot. Ilefore he got
around he found the train had passed
but did not see the bnjrv on the
road bevond the depot. He then
went to the crossing where he found
the horse and a little further on the
ii"-"V lvin" between the double
tracks, and Sirs. Eames Iving dead
Witness called to J. L. Murray who
was iust behind him and told him
what he had found, Mrs. Eames
when found was lying with her face
down, the top of her head being ter
ribly crushed. Witness did not see
Mr. Eames' body until the train
backed ur when lie saw it Ivinjr on
the front of the engine.
William P. Bartlev, an engineer
residing at Carlon Cliff, was the
Vnext-wrtTics. Hfwas In tne M. .
A. lodge room and saw Mr. and Mrs.
Eames leave -tbe store. He also
heard the approach of the train and
knew they would be apt to meet it.
He could "see the crossing from where
he sat, and when the train passed he
saw something like a flash of light.
Witness hurried to a window and
saw something between the tracks.
He then ran down and found the
body as before stated. Witness heard
the engine whistle for the crossing,
but did not hear any bell.
Condition of the Victim.
Undertaker Charles K. Wheelan
then testified as to the nature of the
injuries. He found Mrs. Eames1 in
juries to be principally about' the
head, the whole back portion of
which was torn away. Mr. Eames"
rirht leg was broken at the ankle,
ami his head also terribly crushed.
J. L. Murray of thiscity, was next
called to the stand. He gave testi
mony substantially the same as that
of John O'Brien as to the departure
of Mr. and Mrs. Eames and the find-in"-
of the bodies. This witness also
stated that the bell or whistle were
Harry Means, also of this city, was
then sworn and gave testimony cor
roborative of the last witness as to
the finding of the bodies. He was
within 40 rods of the crossing when
the train passed, but heard no bell
John Eames, of Joliet, father of
the unfortunate man who was killed,
was put upon the stand and testified
to his son's age being 80 years.
The next witness was William She
han, engineer in charge of engine
915. He testified that the first knowl
edge he had of the accident was when
he reached the crossing he saw a
dark object," and almost instantly a
cloud of white dust ' came into the
window. Witness did not know
what had been struck until he had
stopped the engine, which he did at
once. On getting down and going
around to the front end he found the
body of a man on tho engine and a
lot of flour and meal. A moment
later Conductor Wagner, who was in
charge of the train, came forward.
The latter then ordered, witness to
remain there until he (Wagner) went
back to the station, and later, upon
receiving a signal from the conduc
tor, backed up the train, the neces
sary flagman having been previously
sent to protect the train. Witness
then gave testimona as to the plac
ing of the bodies in the depot. Wit
ness further stated that the train was
running at from 40 to 45 miles per
hour and that he had whistled for the
crossing and that the fireman was
ringing the bell.
Fireman Paul A. Buissno, who was
also in the cab at the time, gave cor
roborative testimony concerning the
matter agreeing in every point with
Engineer Shehan, the testimony of
Conductor Wagner being about the
The jury after hearing, the evi
dence and deliberating thereon,
found the following verdict: That
they came to their death by being
struck by passenger train No. first
19 (being the first section of the
train) while crossing the railroad at
Carbon Cliff station on June 17 at
about 8:45 o'clock p. m. We believe
from the evidence given that the C,
R. I. & P. railroad company was neg
ligent in giving the proper signals
for the crossing in this case."
The Unfortunate Couple.
Mr. Eames was 30 years of age, and
his wife 26. The maiden name of the
latter was Mary Murphy. She was a
daughter of the late Michael Murphy,
of Carbon Cliff, where she was raised.
She was married to Mr. Eames in St.
Joseph's church, this city, five years
ago. Until two weeks since Mr. and
Mrs. Eames had resided at Joliet,
where Mr. Eames was following his
trade of a stonemason, but owing to
dull times in the labor market conse
quent upon the completion of the
World's fair buildings they had come
out to spend the summer with Mrs.
Eames' mother, Mrs. Julia Murphy,
at the Cliff, Mr. Eames expeetin;r to
put in the season farming. They
leave two bright little children a
girl of 4 and a boy of 2. Among the
purchases made by the couple in the
Cliff during the day were found scat
tered along the track some trinkets
fortlvir children, which, alas! they
we: i r to receive from the hands
of I'.i ic th inghtful and loving par
ents. TIio Kunrral.
The double funeral occurred this
morning the cortege being formed at
Carbon ClilT under the direction of
Undertaker Wheelen, and headed by
two hearses the solemn procession
came down to this citv, the services
being held at St Joseph's 'church,
Father Thomas Mackin officiating.
The interment was made at the Cath
olic cemetery when' the bodies of the
couple were consigned to eternal rest
in the same grave. The pall bearer
were: John O'Brien and Peter Florint
of Carbon Cliff: Edward Cain and
John Dwvcr of Colona. Richard lloss
of Moline and W. M. Beekwith
il eotinic of Property Holders.
There was a largely attended meet
ing of property holders at Turner
hall yesterday afternoon, the purpose
of the meeting being to discuss the
Third ward sidewalk ordinance that
was passed by the city council some
time ago. J he meeting was organ
ized by James Johnston being called
to the chair, G. Klotz being chosen
secretary. There was quite a discus
sion on the matter of the sidewalk
ordinance which was indulged in by
Aids. Corken and Fickenscher and a
number of- the tax payers of the
Thijrd ward. It was finally decided
to 3rave a committee appointed to"
confer wilh-vlegal counsel as to the
validity 'of the ordinance. The com
mittee" appointed consists of Henry
Siemon, John Stroehle and William
Corcoran. It was then agreed to ad
journ until next Wednesday evening,
when the meeting will again be
called to order to hear the committee
Buella Edith, the infant daughter
of Lincoln F. Giles and wife, died at
its parents' home, 319 Fifteenth
street on Saturday, aged 5 months
and 17 days. The funeral occurred
from the bereaved home at 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, the interment
being made in Chippiannock ceme
tery. The funeral of the late Joseph Mil
ler was held from the home, 926
Third avenue at 2 o'clock this after
noon, Rev. C. A. Mennicke olliciat-
. , , - . . , j i
ing. It was largely aiienueu uy
friends and acquaintances of de
ceased, the interment being made in
Chippiannock cemetery. The fol
lowing were pall bearers: John Bla
del, Chas. Engel, A. G. Fider, Wil
liam Whitten, Jocob Diese and Peter
Alonzo Petcher, of this city, and
Miss Carrie Bloom, of Monroe, Wis.,
were united in the holy bonds of
matrimony by Justice Harold A.
Weld, onSaturday afternoon at 4
o'clock. The ceremony was wit
nessed by a few intimate friends of
the couple only, and was a very un
pretentious affair. The groom who
is well known here holds a good posi
tion at Rock Island Arsenal and like
his bride has a host of friends who
will join in .wishing the happy couple
a happy and prosperous journey
IT IS INTERESTING.
The Contest Over the Chi
cago Revenue Office.
CABLE HAS HIS HAND IN.
It In In Durbo row's District, but the Rock
Island Kk-Congresmnan Is Likely to Have
III Say About It Anvuay, Though it in a
Good Deal to Expect of Him Ills Influ
ence bo Far.
The Chicago Evening Post of Sat
urday has the following from Wash
ington relating: to the distribution of
federal patronage irx Illinois:
The contest for the internal reve
nue collectorship of Chicago prom
ises to ootain national prominence.
This is not due to the importance of
the office. Neither has the candida
cy of James Twohig anything to do
with it. lie is hijnily respected by
all who have met him. and Secretary-
Carlisle and Commissioner Miller,
who have examined his papers, feel
that a man so well endorsed must be
fitted for the place. The promise of
prominence grows out of the person
ality of Purborow, who is Twohig's
champion, and Ben Cable, who.
while ostensibly the champion of
Spangler, is understood to be more
especially forninst" Durborow. The
young Aapoleon of the Illinois de
mocracy is not saying anything
against. .Durborow. He is too foxy
for that. But the understanding is
that the entente cordiale betw0ti
them is not so cordial as it might
be. Cable, it is well known, is a
candidate for Senator Cullom's
seat. He has impressed his
candidacy so strongly ujMn a num
ber ol his followers that thev take it
as a reflection upon their own intelli
gence to question Cable's chances of
securing the toga. Cable is a worker
from-way back and is making friends
both here and in Illinois. He is wil
ling to help his friends, too, and hav
ing great confidence in his own dis
crimination he has no hesitancy in
backing up whomesoever he may de
cide to be his friend. In fighting
Durborow he thinks that he is fur
thering his own chances. Were
Cable a representative of one of the
Chicago districts, or evcn an ex
representative, the fight would not
cause so much talk. But locality
makes no difference to him. A part
of the eonressionat district he used
to represent is in the internal reve
nue district now presided over bv
Mamer, ami that is enough, although
he also has a big linger in the Spring
field internal revenue collectorship
the prominence which the two
young men acquired during the last
(their first) session in congress has
given local interest to the liht.
Both arc well known here in social
life and in the clubs, and the chanct
of both are frequently discussed.
Some people of a speculat i ve mind
are making bets on the outcome. At
present the odds are being offered on
Durborow. Were it simply a ques
tion of whet her t he appoint ee i-i lo In
eit her Twohig or Spangler. the odd
in favor of Durborow would be great.
but Cable has an advantage in that
he will be able to claim a vitorv
should the president decide to drop
both candidates and appoint sonu
one else. Durborow has staked hi?
all on Twohig. It is well under
stood, however, that Durborow has
made an excellent' impression on the
president, and the president knows
that the appointment of Jvvohig will
please him more than anything els
It is because of this that odds are be
ing offered in his favor.
Mr. Cable's Position.
The position of Hon. Ben T. Cable
in this contest has attracted consid
erable interest in-it, and notwith
standing that he has demonstrated
the. weight of his influence and en
dorsement, having thus far con
trolled the major part of the Illinois
appointments, , it . would.; , be.,' .a
great, feather in his cap to. win
in the district represented by
Congressman Durborow, who would
naturally be regarded as having al
most absolute sav in the matter un
der ordinary circumstances.
Mr. Cable, as national committee
man, is simply desirous of rewarding
those who aided him in carrying the
state of Illinois for democracy, and
he knows pretty well who those men
are who deserve such recognition.
All norsons wiliin- to aceommo-
y . . . -
late teachers with board durin" the
institute week bcTinniii"- June iC.
will please notify Mrs. Jessie Eiston.
742 Twenty-second street, Rock Isl
About filters. ,
Two months ago if a man wanted
a filter he would probably buy one of
two kinds either a Pasteur or a Gate
City (or Zanesville.) Both were, ami
are. good. The objection to, the first
is its cost, and to the second, the
wearing out of the filtering' discs.
Today, in the so-called "Rapid"
filter, patented April 4th, the good
points of both filters are combined.
I have the 'Rapfd," and will be glad
to show it.
Illustrated pamphlet mailed free.
G. M. Looslet
Chins, Glass and Lamps. " ' ' "
WO Second Avenue - .
Silks Cheap as Cotton.
A few colors printed china silks start at 19c a yard; heavy black
gross grain silk, 90c quality, for G6e; splendid black gross grain
silk 22 inches wide 68c a yard; Scotch clan and fancy plaid, $ 1 silks,
now 69c; all the 1.25 quality of plaid silks down to 98c; a big lot
printed china dress silks well worth 65c we sell at 47c.
SPECIAL FOR TWO DAYS.
Monday and Tuesday, June 19 and 20, all or any of Cheney Bros',
finest and best plain and printed India and China silks 75c a yard.
You know the goods; you also know what they sell for; remember
75c is for Monday and Tuesday only, to set the ball going.
Down go ginghams. We'd rather
have you're money. Half price on
same, others two-thirds and three
fourths. 32-inch wide Scotch ginghams
down from 22c to 12Jc.
A big lot of dark plaid and check
ginghams good for children's wear,
sale price 5c.
100 pieces 10c ginghams go down
to 7Jc for this sale.
Apron check ginghams at 3Jc.
Another car load. You know the
goods; the best in the market; same
price as before:
12 inch cut $2.97
14 inch cut 3.44
10 inch cut 3.97
18 inch cut 4.44
Attention Gentlemen We sug
gested last week that you change
your underwear; you don't all do it;
gauze and lisle shirts, jean drawers,
summer hosiery and the like are now
in order; weight and price both light.
Men's gauze vests, 9c; thin gray
rib shirts and drawers, 17c each.
iVIG CABE BROS.
1720, 1722. 1724 and 1726 Second ave.
Great Sacrifice in Shoes.
We have reduced the prices on
stock of Shoes at the Gentral
Men's Patent Leather from
" Cordovan, Lace or Congress
Calf ' -
' Kungar o "
: Calf "
V&omen'a Cloth Top Pat. Trim
" Welt and Hand Turn
- Dongola Com. Sease and Ox. Tee 3 00 to
These prices will hold good only until our
stock is reduced; so come early.
Schneider's Central Shoe Store,
1818 Second Avenue,
Harper House Block.
What you want is something to keep you cool.
You may need a KKFKIGEKATOK a necessity in every house,
it's not a luxury, but a money saver, and a great convenience.
You may want a 15A1JY CAKHIAGE. The b:ily needs it. If you
have not got one come iu.aud see at what astonishingly low prices,
'. we can lit you out. j ' : -.-i : ,n
',; i .vYwtiMDiaT want a LAWN SETTER a- LAWN KOCK Ell or jCHAIIL, ,
t -- Yot- m:ry want. something- lighter and easier, fyr porch use
tgy-They, are talking about
those delightful willow chairs
purchased from our new stock of
summer furniture. It's pleas
ant to talk about ease and com
fort, but a hundred times more
jdeasant to enjoy it. Why not
enjoy both pleasures and have
both the chairs and the talk. We
have the first and you. can easily
Biipply the second. Talk they
sav is'cheap, but so are our wil
low chairs, in fact you could not
ask for chairs much cheaper.
It's astonishing how a really
good thing can l sold at so mod-
crate a price, but srood things create
p-ii the doors to low prices
Iiirtfiil summer evening
ladies rocker and the arm chair to
Easy Payments. No extra charge.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
C. F. DBWEND, Manager.
Opjn Evenings till 8 p. m.
LINSEED OIL, WHITE LEAD, ETC.
movement of merchandise. We care
less for profit than for moving our
Ladies' pure silk mitts 14c, 18c, 20c,
22c, 25c, 34c, 37c, 38c. 42c, 50c.
Misses' pure silk mitts 7c, 12c, 18c,
A big job ladies' , heavy Iile mitts
12c a pair.
A LAC. CRAZE
has struck the town. We are pre
pared for it. Our lace counter near
front of store, center row. Prices
reduced to meet the present stringen
cy in the money market. Dollars
doinjr double duty.
JACKETS AND CAPES
Half price this week. 15 jackets go
at $7.50; $11 capes go at $5.50: those
which are $5 now $2.50; the $8.50 at
$4.25; you'll buy one or more when
you see them. Our money was made
early in the season; we are readj
now to take the loss.
Shoe Store as
$!5 00 to 3.50
6.00 to 4. CO
a big demand, and large sales
and ;et your chairs for theseiide-
the large arm willow rocker,-. the
1809; 1811 Second 'A ven uo.
TELEPHONE No. 1206.
Upholstering to order.
MIXED HOUSE PAlNTb
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