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Pr'::i'- comfort and improvement and
.,. f personal enjoyment when
dtlv nf!. The many, who live bet
r than others ami enjoy life morewwUh
. i m mliture, ly more promptly
iK'ui' 'lie world's lest products to
.. ti,r.i- ol physical being, will attest
,. v:i'i!f t' liealtli of tin- iure liquid
S;i::v, principles embraced in the
.,,!. Syrup of Fijrs
JnitIIi'Iicc is due to its presenting
ij;. lui'iii most nccoit:ili!c and pleas
; ;i the t:ite, the refreshing and truly
! . li, properties of .1 perfect lax
v, !!;( tuully cleansing the system,
;:iir elds, headaches and levers
t vmntu'iitly curing constipation,
tw- t'iven satisfaction t". millions and
. v.';h the approval of the medical
.!',.!. 1:1, because it acts on the Kid-v-.
I.ivcr and Howds without weak
': t.h in and it is perfectly free from
v , I.i.w.-ti.inaMe suhstance.
!; 'f Fig is for sale by all clrupr
. i:, :? and 1 hot ties, lnt it is man-
. 1 by tin California Fig Syrup
, iv v. whose name is printed on every
... ,'. the name, Syrup of Figs,
A 1 1- 1.-' well informeil, you will not
,rK. ;::-v substitute if ollercd.
T. Ii. KKIDY.
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B"-.; . -i I! :iin! n :m;i?c property on conimiMiiii,
-.- 1 y. ro'l ct rent, also carry lino of lirnt
in-tiniiiee companies, huilitiiig lot for
. '.1 :(. h''(l:ffi'reiit ailditinr.. Ohoirc residi'Tirr
cfj 'i. K part r.f the city.
B-ir. . Mitchell Lymlc building, ground
10:. :i n ::r of Slilchull fc Lyniie hunk.
Wholes ilc Dealer and Importer of
JVines and Liquors
Hill! ul 1G18 Third Av
(Miccettsor to II. WEXDT.)
merchant -:- Tailor.
fb 119 Eighteenth Street.
' ami Workmanship Guar-
Waning and Repairing Done.
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William E. Youner Actually anH
A TEEKIBLE EAILEOAL ACCIDENT.
While I.Rhorini- l iulor ih i.-iru .
tremp lntoxl, ,tlon lie ltonrttx n Train to
Leave Town. Is Thrown ofr or .Iiini, T
With l rlKlitl.il KesultKrartlcnlam of
the Fatality-The t'oroner'x liiiiieKt.
Without doubt the most shoekino
fatalitv that has happened in the
city in a lmipr tinu. was tjiat which
befell William E. Youn-r Ui even.
inp; in the upper Koek Island yards,
by which he lost his life in a most
extraordinary manner, his head be
in r severed entirely from his body.
Mr. Youii; had been since the in
coming of Miyor Medill's adminis
tration and until last Monday. paving
inspector fo the city, a position
from which he was removed because
of addiction to the use of liquor.
He had been appointed with the 1111
derstandii; that he was to abstain
from drink, and until recently had
sustained his part of the agree
ment. He ti ade a lirst-class inspec
tor, the best the city had ever had,
but last week he fell into former
practices, ne ;lect in his work to such
an etent that Mayor Medill warned
him that he must attend to business.
Saturday he failed to appear on t he
work on Eighteenth t reel at all. and
on Sunday Yayor Medill sent for him
and removed him. Mr. Younat the
time assuring the mayor that he
knew he desered dismissal, and
stating that he entertained no ill
feedings in onseijiicnce. as it was all
his own fault. Monday e-Mavor
V. M. islanding was appointed in'his
Since Sun lay Mr. You nr had been
drinkinp; mi re or less, ami yesterday
he expressed a determination to pi
to New Orleans, having frecjuentlv
Tone down the river before when nut
of work. He' met his son, (Jeorife,
on Seventee ith tlurinjj the morning,
ami informed him of his intention's
Shortly after he went to the oflice of
Hot !i A- Don ildson and-maile a deed to
his wife of all his property. This was
a sonic what unusual proceeding, as
was his act later In taking out :in ac
cident life insurance policy in
Hayes A Cleavelands agency
amounting i::. 0.1 1 in favor of hi's
wife and p,.l for live ilays. These
two acts on hi.- part would seem ii. a
measure to indicate suicide on Mr.
Young's jat t. thoiih if such were
his inlentio 1-. he :l,;:;-d one of the
most frightful methods imaginable
to carry out his determination.
Much llito.i "ii ted Wheu I.!mt Seen.
About 4 o'clock vesterda' after
noon he 1, let Henry Xold. an old
friend, anil "o'd asked him to no and
have a drinl , and johi; into Parker's
saloon, the drank, after which Mr.
Youner wenl up to Hayes A: (.'leave
land's insu -anee ollice and took out
the accident policy jniod for five'davs
for :1.i,iii. before'alluded to. When
he came out of the ofliee he handed
the envelope containing the policy
to Air. Nol I. and when asked if it
should be iven to his folks, said:
"Xn, keep it until you hear from me."
Then Mr. J.'old walked with him to
the ferry dock and he went to Daven
port. No one saw him here again un
til 8:15. when he was seen in the Hock
Island depot of the C, 11. I. & P..
where he at racted some attention on
account of his intoxicated condition.
He bought a ticket from Agent Mc
Adanis for Muscatine, which was
later found in his pocket when the
body was p ':kcd up. He was assist
ed on the cars anil the train. No. 13.
in (diarge of Conductor Brickcl anil
Engineer 1'chn. with engine .r10,
A Hnrrthle IHil-nvery.
When in the rear of the P. L. Cable
residence t v oof the passenger coaches
left the traek and Switchman Dave
Einfeldt ran ahead, to see what the
cause was, and stepping on some
thing, stopped and examined, and
was horrili d to lind the body of a
man lying beside t he track with the
head completely severed from the
body and lying about four feet aw-.v
between the tracks. Mr. Einfelill
immediately not i lied Yardmaster
Wahl, who in turn, notiiied the po
lice, and tli-; patrol wagon went up
and the body was taken in charge- of
by Undertaker Knox.
After Mr. Noll Left Him
It is now learned that Mr. Young
did not get off the boat at Davenport
after leaving Mr. Xold. whom he bade
good-bye, telling him he was going
to Muscatine. Instead he fell asleep
and rode over and back several trips.
About 0:15 Capt. Cameron aroused
him and attempted to induce him to
go home, but he declined and went
over to the west side of the ferry
dock, where he again fell asleep. He
was awaker ed about 8 o'clock, and
left the doci, starting off w ithout his
hat and the bundle he carried con
taining his effects. These were sent
to him by Ueorgc Lindquist. who
runs the candy counter on the dock,
and Mr. Young disappeared going
He is reported to have been ex
tremely intoxicated at that lime. It
is supposed he went forthwith to the
ltock Island depot where he bought
his ticket 'o Muscatine. After he
boarded the train he entered the lirst
car and tooa seat, but he appeared
restless and paced up and down the
aisle just before the train pulled out.
Whether af er the started his con
tinuous restlessness led him to at-
from one car to another
THE AKGUg, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1(, 181)3.
or to jump from the car he entered,
or whether he deliberatelv threw
himself under the wheels, with suici
dal intent, is not known.
Two coaches passed over the body
the head being severed completely
near the shoulders, and was found
some distance away. The feet were
toward the high board fence of the
Cable premises, and the body was
entirely outside the rail. The' right
arm was fractured, but otherwise, the
body was uninjured. The arm may
have been broken by Mr. Young fall
ing on it, which wouM seem more
clearly to sustain the theory of acci
dental death. Two of the "cars were
thrown from the track in
over the unfortunate man.
The inquest was held this morning
at !) o'clock at Coroner Hawes" ollice.
A jury was cmpanneled composed
of 's. "W. Searle, foreman: W. I,.
Sweeney, Charles Engcl. John Mtil-
jiieen, E. V. El khart and C. A. Mar
tin, and hearing the evidence which
sustained the facts and circumstances
given above, a verdict was returned
that "William E. Young came to his
death by being run over by passen
ger train No. 13 going west 011 the
C. It. 1. iV: P. railway in the yards of
said company at S:l( p. m., An".
A Capable Workman.
illiam E. Young was born in
Lawrence county. Pa., and at the
time of his death' was C.3 years old.
lie had lived in Hock Island for
about L'7 years, and was well known
and popular. He showed exceptional
aoility in handling men and had
charge of crews in some of the most
important contract work ever done
in the city and vicinity.
Mr. Young was a staunch Third
ward democrat. Hesides a wife, he
lea ves I hree sons and one daughter,
t wo of the sons living in the west,
and the other son and daughter re
siding at home, at J-2'2 Seventh ave
nue. The funeral will occur Friday
morning at looYlock from the house,
and will be private.
THEY DO STRANGE THINGS
l-oree ot I'irro instances in the Klor-
trie 'ar IVoposition.
The Davenport Democrat takes
issue with other papers of the three
cities. including Thk Akiu s, in their
position on the matter of electric
cars on the Hock Island bridges.
While Tuk Ai;i;ts has been fully
aware of the attitude of the Demo
crat, and. in fact, all the papers in
the three cities on the street railway
improvement question since the is
sue was made, it has not until now
taken any other paper to task for its
opinion, however different from its
own. Itclicvinging itself to be in the
right, and on the side of progress,
aiuUcliampioning the vehicle of the
masses, it has taken pride in main
taining it, and while ordinarily car
ing little for the position of other
papers, it has been a source of grat
ilication to know that with the ex
ception of two instances in Daven
port, all the papers in the three
cities are favorable to the adoption
of electricity, while one paper in
this city has cunningly avoided man
ifesting seeming interest in the mat
ter at all. Of course, no one know
ing the course of the local sheet on
all occasions where the ferry inter
est were in jeopardy, would be for
an instant misled by this subterfuge.
A Frail Argument
Adopting as a text a statement ap
pearing in the Aicgcs relating to the
way the petitions were being signed
praying for transition to electric cars
and also the general disposition on
the part of the public to endorse the
movement, the Democrat proceeds
with a column discourse, the general
tone of which is to attack the street
railway company right and left and
upon points which are not relevant
to the subject at issue, andwhich arc
sadly lacking in consistency with
the Democrat's declaration of a few
days ago, that it harbored no feeling
in common against the railway peo
ple. Hut the most ridiculous part- of
the Democrat's argument is the as
sertion that, the people of Hock Isl
and and Moline are favorable to the
electric cars because they will scare
horses on the bridges and thus keep
them from going over there, and con
sequently Davenport will suffer.
The Aldu s is surprised to see such a
silly statement in the Democrat. It
regrets to witness such appalling
evidence (of retrogradation on the
part of a newspaper that is generally
found in the van o champions of
public improvements. The Akius
would rather prefer to glance
backward, say half a dozen
years, and recall from its columns
argument after argument, telling and
sensible arguments, too, in behalf of
cars on the bridge line with here and
there a body blow whack at the ferry
for its efforts to twart the people's
wish to have better means of com
munication between these two grow
ing sister cities. You would have
seen no such assertion as the one
herein referred to appearing in the
Democrat in those days. They were
times when there was no immediate
prospect of cars of any sort on the
bridge line, but finally" the day when
it did begin to look as if the long
sought for improvement would come,
the Democrat astonished its readers
by changing color one day, and then
when, as time progressed, and the
cars over the bridge began to look
like a dead certainty, the Democrat
began to fight on the other side,
cautiously at first to be sure, but
no tf less surety. and one Sat
urday morning just before the
Rock Island council was to act on the
ordinance giving the Davenport &
ltock Island Railway company the
necessary approaches to the bridges
it came out with a number of clev
erly written paragraphs just enough
so that one might be addressed to
each alderman in Rock Island with
out having any left over. Strange
enough, too, the Union caught the
idea, and in its Sunday issue ap
peared all of these paragraphs cred
ited to the Democrat, without com
ment, and on which, as a sole cap
tion, appeared the name of the alder
men. Hut, oh, what a bungling job
it was when it was done. "
Hut it Didn't Work.
The surprise that the aldermen
were given in the Democrat's change
of base so forcibly brought to their
notiie did not "have the effect of
stampeding them away from their
coninioti senses. They were no4
more astounded at the" Union's au
dacity than they were indignant at the
presumption of the two worthy jour
nals that had put their heads togeth
er in the unique surprise. Sullice it
is to say on this point, however, that
the ordinance went through with a
whoop, and street cars crossed the
Rock Island bridges under the gov
ernment regulation, and from that
day Uncle Sain and the street car
company have gotten along swim
mingly together, though of course
both have been considerate enough
of the ferry to
q out of he Mis-
Hut returning briefly to the Dem
ocrat's object ion to the electric cars
on the ground that they will scare
the people so they will stay away
from Davenport, we would hasten to
assure the Democrat that the people
of Hock Island and Moline will al
ways get to Davenport when they
start there just as they are going to
get there by electric ea'rs, and that a
little thing like an electric motor on
the bridge won't keep them away
while the ferry is running anyway,
and this latter assurance ought to be
abundantly consoling to the Dem
ocrat. The Democrat's attack on the
horse cars on the bridge line is fur
ther on a par with the consistency of
its course. I he horse cars are above
the average of cities of the size of
Hock Island. Moline and Davenport
and were considered niiite luxurious
a few years ago. when the horse line
was built, and one considerably su
pej-ior to the rattletraps we used to
luive on all the lines before the day
of redemption and transformation
came through the syndicate
Haven t the more commodious elec
tric cars of the syndicate somewhat
spoiled the Democrat for such triiles
as dingy horse ears, after all it ha
said, and really, after all, is not the
best way to abolish the dingy horse
car to abolish it ?
AN OLD TIMER.
An Oild Appearing Sea Faring Craft
One of the oddest crafts that has
visiteil our snore lor many a tlav is
lying at the foot of Nineteenth street
It built from an old barge and be-
tween dressed lumber and old trees,
the craft is old enough, sure. It be
longs to an old German, too, John
Riechsinger, bv name, and of the
early history- of Rock Island, John
knows a thing or two.
1 wentv-one years ago, ne tola a
reporters hat he came to Rock Island
by rail from St. Louis and when he
reached here he stopped off, as he
was sick with the ague. He went to
C. Speidel for medicine, and while he
stopped in Hock Islam! he boarded at
the corner of
Twentieth street and
Lived Like a Hermit.
He then went to La Crosse and
other points north bv steamboat
where he has lived about as a hermit
ever since. He is now -on his way to
Cairo. He was taken over the rapids
last Snnilay by the treil JJenkmann.
John is not going to leave us just
vet, because the wind is too strong
and the weather uncertain. John is,
indeed, odd looking, having a long
Mowing white beard and hair, wear
ing his pantaloons tightly tied at the
bottom, shoes manufactured by him
self and clothes verv seedy.
There was a pleasant surprise par
ty last evening given Miss Millie
Colin at her home, 224 Thirteenth
street. About 12 couple were pres
ent and the evening was spent pleas
antly by all. The following were
Mary II 11
Ma' tie Hill
Hiram C Kmcnittne
J olin Ullcmeycr.
That Prize Fight.
The prize figlit between James
Sweeney and Hayes Muhs was given
to Muhs yesterday afternoon by Ref
eree Burns with the consent of Swee
ney's seconds. The fight was to be
finished yesterday afternoon, and
Muhs and" his seconds were on hand,
but Sweeney was unable to be there,
although his seconds were. Sweeney
was terribly punished, but Muhs
showed no signs of the fight except
There will be an athletic exhibition
at the Manhattan club on Thursday
The Weather Forecast.
For the next 86 hours, fair
To ascertain definitely whether the scarcity of money is real
or imaginary, or if, when sullicient inducements are offered, ni.mpy
will not How out easily from its hiding places, into the legitimate
channels of trade. ?
Propose to apply some test s this
and for all, thetruti or falsity
morning at ')
and while they
all of Cheney Hros'. finest
lrest Celebrated nrinteil
China dress silks go at 67c ayard.
You know the goods and you
know the price is always held
at 1 per yard, and at that price
they are regarded as the very
best values to be had for the
tome early, anil it
proves to be plenty th
And again, on Monday. Tues
day and Wednesday, onlv, :V)
pieces splendid Henrietta satines
black grounds with colored fig
ures, the kind which have al
ways sold at 21c, for 13Ac a yard
you won't have another "such
offering this season
FOR ONE WEEK ONLY
Schneider's Shoe Store.
Childrens Red Shoes
And Slippers GIVEN A WAY:
Every Lady making a S4 purchase will receive
FREE, one rair of Red Shoes or Slippers, beginning
Alonday, Aug. 14th and continuing until Saturday
night, Aug 19th.
Gentral Shoe Store, Cash Shoe Store,
1818 Seco'id iv. i712 Second Ave
Take Your Pick
from our very large stock of exceed
ingly choice Furniture. We're having
a sale for the benelit of our customers.
Money is a good thing to have now,
and it's all the same to you whether it
comes to you from saving or earning
it. You can't save money any faster
or to better advantage than by buying
our stock of r urniture, which is going at THICE CRASHING HATKS
In the Furniture trade in the three cities we have no competition.
Others may aspire to follow, but it's at such a distance in the rear that
the idea of imitation is not suspected. To close out the season's stock
of Lawn Goods we quote the following prices:
Lawn Chairs $1.50, worth $2.75.
CASH OR CREDIT.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
18t9, 1811 Second Avenue
C. F. DEWEND, Manager. TELEPHONE No. 1206.
"Open evenings till 8 oVock.
LINSEED OIL, WHITE LEAD, ETC.
1610 Third Ave.tui-.
week which will determine at once
of the claims.
AXOTHKR TKST OX Tl'KSDAY
I'lii.' test will bo made 011 p.ir
a N. YVe have left from our
great special Mark Down sale of
about .' 1 parasols of all kinds,
choice go!).j. were -'.'J7, were
y-:)..'i '. w ere 7"). !s;l.i 1 and $1.
A short time ago we m:.rked
these all down to 2.o2, result,
about one-half the lot is closed
out. The balance will be offered
on Tuesday morning as a test.
forSl.lti each, or just one-half
of the recent mark-down figure.
If cash is plenty they won't last
over an hour. He on hand at !
o'clock prompt, none old before.
1724 and 1726 Second ave
MIXED aOUSR PMNTfc
tempt to go