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::.r! and improvement and
r-"al enjoyment when
i'lu- many, who live bet
r, enjoy life more, wiih
'.ir,', by more promptly
. v..i'.!'s Ji.'-t jr 'ihic-ts to
llv-ieal Ik l!Vr. will IlttOst
i, of the pure liquid
embraced in the
; i- due to its presentine
wi :u i'i''t:il'l' and pleas
, the refreshing and truly
i.-rtio-i of :i jH-rfi't't lax-dean-big
-. in -adai hes nml fevers
v curing constipation.
;:v:iiiti t' million anil
anproval the medical
;-i' it acts on the Kid
i Bowels without vreak
! it i- perfectly free from
i- for sale ly all drtig
si I'litti'', hut it is: nian
California Fit: Syrup
name i- printed on every
ie name. Svrup of Fisrs,
'; i r i ! t il 1 1"
!. vmi will not
ste if ollered.
T. K. KKIDY.
r r.:!ji irr or-y on rornrm-!oT!,
re:.: . u;.o carry i. line of i.r'.
... r.'-v:;;'e-, huil.Iirtc tit for
. :1 r.-: a id t:oT Clinice re!:dt-!iri'
: : f !S- city.
A 1."! He laSUlmg. crivin.i
' V A Lyruie tmnk.
t&. Y S
" - 1 e: nd Importer of
pes and Liquors
.:;;; :.i, Third av
I II. V.T.XDT.)
119 EightfenOi Street.
and Kepaising Done.
TUB AUG US. WEDNESDAY, OOTOI5EK 11, 1893.
CASE S CASH.
How the' South Rock Island
Farme r Parted With It.
d dearly for his
U sumo oonso
in the ftiet that
tract in South
DROPPED $2,496 IN AN OLD SOHEME.
Slay He TliHLkfi.l l ItUl Xt I.e
Farm Into the ttrKalii - How the .
tlilenoe Men Worked Their t;anie-A
Fine a I'lere .r ltra!lty as Fver Wan
t'oneelveil ami Kxeeuteil.
The schei le l.y which Supervisor
Henry S. Case, of South lloek-Ishuid.
was swin. II, ,1 out of nearly ..VU in
cold ea-h yi sterday afternoon, as re
lated in las. night's Ai;.;rs. proved
one of the most audacious ami clev
erly conceived and executed that was
ever perpet -ated in this part of coun
try, and no v that the tiling is over.
and Mr. Ca-c lias pa
experience, he may :
lation it he rcllect
lie still owns the -l-acr
lox-k Isla id involved in the
transaction. As told lat niiit.
Mr. Case was so much worked
up over the affair that he
could not lescrihe to anv one the
details of a ,'anie in which he plaved
sm h a losi iir han. I. l.at.-r in tlie
day. howev -r. he became more com
posed, and an An.as reporter who
viited hi m at his sithurlian liome
this niorni i found liim with his
thoughts fully collected and in read
iness to reh.te the circumstances of
the deal, a id inere.lilile as it mav
seem, Mr. Case's description of the
matter and all the attendinir facts
runs as foil ws:
Il They Worked It.
The ma I wit h w hom I had the
nn.st talk.-" said Mr. Case. -tirt a
peared at I ly place - last Saturday.
He said lie vas seeking to purchase a
tract of lan I for his .itcr who lived
in Chicago, and w ho was compelled
I'y ill heal! i to seek countrv home
having the advantages of (piiet. He
happened, ic said, with his wife to
be visiting in the upper part of Hock
Island, and had improved the oppor
tunity to look up such a piece of land
as he thought his siMcr iniiit like.
He had heard that 1 had some prop
erly for sal ' and had conic out to
look at it. lie had ported himself on
the names f our bankers ami several
of IJock N'aiuTs business men. and
in the col versati.m recalled tlicir
i?anic. a- if familiar with tlinii. He
mm nu n ;o nave pO'tnv ol n
iiiuiii'j . inn w as a man oi mm
ooil ai!lre-. I show e.l him
my property, and he poked out a I
acrc jdece. which I told him he could
har for 'l .Old an a. -re. He seemed
to he sati-le.l. and Moiidav h
ret urt'ei!. and w hi
over t he m it tcr and I
land, another man e
said he w a- iooki n- f
name. Teilin i.im
name, he i.l he ow
property ii Hyde
i"i;'". w hie i hi- aui
to me aboii ; vx hiic I
abou t a moat h ao.
pproached i a
el! me a ha! f
1 with ,".--torv
w w ere talking
look iio over 1 he
'.mi' alone;, and
: r a man hv m v
that was my
lied a piece of
park, near t'hi
:cl:t had talked
:i ill Chieae-o
md w here liv t Io
nian w ho
me tin' ali-
liim out. I nlifrhted, and just as I
did so. he got into the bujrsy. It was
done so quickly that I don't 'know how
it was worked. The driver then said
he would drive his friend to the depot,
handhi;; me the box, and telling me
to take good care of it, and he would re
turn. In a moment they were off. Iat
once realized I had been taken in, and
that there was no money in the box I
had, although it was "just like the
one the money was in. How they
were changed 1 don't know, but if I
had had a revolver with me I would
have shot and those fellows would
never have got away. I hurried
home and breaking the box found a
stone in it. I came to town and
m-iilied the ollieers. and this is all
there is of it.''
The Money Secure.! fro'n the Itunk.
It .should be said that Mr. Case
did not draw the money from the
bank, but borrowed it' on o-days
time. He had intended to -jet !s:!.o;'m.
but concluded 2..r)0; would oe
enough. Win, the interest deduct
ed, he drew 2.11)0. 1 1 which is the
amount the men w in. lied him out of.
The men are described as both
well dressed, the lirst who called on
Mr. Case wearing a grav suit of
clothes and soft felt hat, being of'dark
coinplection and having a black mus
tache. The other was 'dressed in
darker clothes and was light com
plected and smooth shaven. The
rig belonged to Wadsworth's livery
stable at Davenport.
The Sheriff's rnrsliit.
Sheriff Cordon. Depute sheriff Sil
vis. and Messrs. H. S. aiidC. K. Case
and K. T. Wadsworth. started last
evening in pursuit of the sw indlers,
going up on the C. 1".. to liars-
tow where they cut across to Coiona.
where they learned thenicii had been
ferried across the liver. Deputv
Sheriff Sil vis and the older Case anil
Mr. Wadsworth went on to (ieiieseo.
from which place Mr. Wadsworth
and ollieers from that city went ivt
this morning in pursuit of the out
lit. Mr. isi'.vis and Mr. Case return
ing to lbick Island, while Sheriff
(ior.lon and Charles Case went over
to At kinson.
The men undou bt ed 1 v belong to a
gang located in Chicago and which
has been working through Illinois
and Iowa for several months, and
from the fact that a different one
from eit her of those who came here
approached Mr. Case while in Chi
cago it is apparent that they are do
ing business on a sea!.- that involves
several of the tine workers who are
sect out to deal with victims as oc
casion ma v arise.
Tin- liitz Turns I i
This afternoon a letter was re
ceived at Wadsworth's livery stable
at Davenport from one of the con
fidence men named simpsou.bv vv Inch
name he secured the rig. and who
simplv stated tiiat the rig could be
mid at Orion, from which point the
THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.
I.ast Night's Regular Monthly Meeting of
the Hoard of Education.
The board of education met in reg
ular monthly session last evening.
President Ferguson in the chair, and
all the directors present, except F.
The finance committee reported
having secured $500 in loans since
the last meeting, and the renewal of
$t536 for four months, which transac
tions the board approved.
The report of Truant Officer
Sweeney was submitted, showing the
investigation of 49 cases of absence
and truancy during the month of Sep
tember, causinir several to be en
rolled, and Hi cases had to lie looked'
after considerably before the pupils!
were again properly placed in school. J
The teachers" committee reported
the resignation of Miss May I. Yates
teacher at building No. 1. which was!
Tiie insurance committee reported
having set tied the l.iss on No. 7 coal
recently lost by ii. e at i?37.no in the
various local agencies.
'I he Nt-u ISuil.lpig.
The bond, of Ixiker A- Hoiistnan for
plumbing at the new No. -I building,
with Jonas Hear and Heardslev
Bailey as securities va approved.
The building committee was author
ized to put iron beams in the new
building in support ,of the attic, af
fording better adv antages in the mat
ter of space on the upper tloor of the
Bills were allowed as follows:
Event of the Season!
The event of the season occurs Wednesday
and Thursday, Oct. 11 and 12, when
Open for the ladies of Hock Island and vicinitv
l." . . l. : ,i s. - ii . - . .
.ismoiia.jie .uiiiinerv . .n pains, nor ex
their entire stock of
pains, nor expense have been so ir,..! i,
make this an exceptional occasion, a rare event .01.. !.;. -1. !! ...
touch here an
taken a train on t h
for part s best known
way I was :
strai t to the same, which a number
of real estate men in Chicago tolj
me was all right. I did ml have the
nionev just then to invest and so
dropped tic matter. Well this fel
low who ca ne upon us as I told you.
at my place, said he owned the land
in Hyde I' irk. and that being hard
up and hea ing that I had some in
vestments in real estate he vv-iuld
give me the properly for s:;.."i;i:l. At
this suggest ion my lirst ealier took
ine aside : nd (obi no- he knew ail
about the Hyde Park land and that
it was a bi.rgain. He also said he
thought he could get the Hyde
Park man to name a lower
ligure, an I if so he would di
vide the ( itlerence with me. 1 he
two men then went aside and the one
who l'epres Mlted himself to ow n the
Hyde Park property protested loud
ly enough tor me to hear about re
ducing the price, but liua'ly the one
wlio was 1 guring on my property
cam back md said he could get it for
:l.o;iil. It looked like a chance for a
profit to me. and I toll! him if he
would close the deal for the l-aore
piece with me. I would invest $:.ii)i
in the Hyde park properly. He said
lie could not close up the matter
then, unti lie could communicate
wit h his sbtor. but lie agreed to ad
vance "1" out his nivii pocket to
bind the ba-gain. I'lider such an ar
rangement 1 agreed to buy the land
in Hyde Park, and the m.-n agreed
to meet 1110 yesterday morning.
We met ail'! drove into town, and I
got l', P.m; ironi the bank, and, join
ing the ma i who was to buy my land.
I told him i did not have as much as
I expected, but he said that was all
right, and producing a small box.
men must nave
( '.. B. A: (. roa
to 1 hemselv es.
Magistrate Schroder yesterday
held Charley Smith in bonds of is'Od
to the circuit court on the charge of
Ktuil C. Fcitsch was hei in bonds
of 1.0'M to the circuit court by Mag
istrate Schroedi r yesterday lor as
sault upon his stepfather, August
Matthey. and sent to jail in default.
The, charge of trespass was post
paid! lor 10 (lav
-Motili ty Was I'ny I:iy For Hennepin Guild
ers I'rogreHN of I he Work.
Monday was pay day on the Hen
nepin again, and almost an even '2kK
(i 10 was scattered among the several
hundred workmen then', to lie sown
broadcast by them among the trades
men ot the three cities. lie Henne
pin canal is doing a goo.llv work in
holding up this part of the country
through what Bill Nye calls the
scarcity of the stringency
Work is making good "progress on
Kmnier, I!!.mi, r A o
ll'inz A: li leis, n
(;.(-:.' 3. h inliiir
EulIi IVito 1 o,
M r. Km -in
C. I". Tel.'iih nic en
1:-ii V U A Co
! l: 1. I.-iiiili.-r C
I ( rt.' I-I lielWfi
, A. ,1 llur;i.. t ... ,
1 H 1. tins Co
1 U. I. Ar.U'
1 Cl.-iii inii A t liiiunii
J .1 W. lewur
1 Clmrlp OsAuWl
J H Dry Puns Sons
K. s. Kt in'il-
I iiiim f'ri'.tine in
Kraiu r. Ki.-iirr A; Co
W. A. Lillet)
C.. I!. I. Jt 1 H. K
Juliii V oik A- Co
The Davenport Schools.
At the meeting of the board of ed
ucation, of Davenport, yesterday af
ternoon, the superintendent ' pre
sented the following amendment to
t he course of study, which was re
ferred to the committee on rules,
course of study, etc.. who recom
mended its adoption:
The public schools of the citv shall
be know as grammar schools, high
school, teachers training school,
manual t raining school and cooking
school. The pupils of the grammar
schools shall lc divided into nine
grades of one year each, and where
practicable, each grade shall be di
vided into two classes denominated
A and B. and between succes
sive classes there shall be an in
terval of half a year of study.
In the high school, one vear shall
constitute a grade, but classes or
divisions of classes unable to do the
work in the time assigned shall Vie
allowed such longer time as mav
seem necessary and expedient. The
teachers" training class shall form
the Fourteenth grade, and one vear
shall be the length of the course
The course in the manual trainin;
school and cooking school respective
ly shall consist ot lour years.
Upon the completion of any of the
aoove courses, certihcates in testi
nioiiy thereof shall lie awarded.
Herbert Cawthorn and his com
pany of comedians gave a reprodtic-
By tonight l!
I he Hennepin, too.
foundation of lock ;7 will he finished.
This is the lock that admits to the
Mississippi from the canal, and for
which Commodore Whitney had a
contract at the start. It will be re
membered that the work moved so
slow ly with him that lie was not able
to complete it within its specilied
time, and two extensions were
granted him. Still the lime was too
short, and the government linally
took the work off his hands, and has
since, been going ahead with it.
("apt. Wheeler says that an effort is
to be made to build the walls for this
lock basin this fall. This will call
for some rapid work, for the season
of immunity from frost is now well
advanced, and there is not a great
space of time left. These walls will
be the same as the abutments for the
dams at the head of the rapids, and
the same as the walls of lock 5.i, at
that place. They will be built of
concrete masonry. Gravel will lie
the crushed rock that was used at
the guard lock. At the latter the
stone was found right at hand to the
crusher and mixer, and it was easy
to manufacture it into concrete.
Material at Hand.
The vicinity of lock ST, however.
man is an alluvial flat, with no rock irVar
Park it, but this deficiency is very hand-
to sav he somelv supplied by the immense bank
01 line gravei w nicu is iouiiu not
late to talk business a he was going more than half a mile from lock 37,
out on the Peoria road for Tennessee and right in the line of the canal,
and would be back again. He wanted Capt. Wheeler preferred the gravel
his friend to drive him to the depot, J for the concrete work at the guard
.... .... . 1 1 1 1 1. 1 . l.... : . . : . . 1 ,
anil while we were talkin'r ine uore iuin uuuic, um n, s iiujiracucaoie
became un asv, and the fellow- who f to use it on account 01 the haul of
had stoppe I us became mixed up in ' about four miles. At lock 37 it is
the wheels, and asked me to help almost at hand.
such ns tlu'i- nso ill snfetv (IoilOSIt
vaults, he ..ut a roll of n.onev, vv hieh ".- lor tnem. prooamy
he said was the 510. in it. and told
me to put my money in it too. and
keep the hex until we got back to my
house. I did so. and the box was
locked. On our way out he wanted
to see the land again, and we drove
tip over Ail. en street to take a look
at it. On the wav we met tin
who was to sell me the Hvde
property, who stopped u
was lookin.- for me. but it was too
t ion of their delight fill
dv. Little Nugget.
theatre last evening, before an audi
ence that should have been three
times the size it was. Little Nug
get"' is one of the most popular com
edies t hat has been brought to liar
pers theatre in years, and peop
vvno miss attractions so strongly en
dorsed, should- not complain when
they are deceived in one the merit of
which they have no moans of ascer
taining. F.lmer K. Vance's realistic drama.
'The Limited Mail." will be seen
Thursday night at Harper's theatre.
"The Limited ?Iail" has been plaved
over a thousand times throughout
the country, and its wonderful scenic
effects have everywhere won the
highest recognition. The most fas
tidious lovers of sensational and
realistic drama have in this play all
they can desire. The mechanical
and scenic effects are striking pic
tures of the real. and the depart ureof
the limited mail, the escape and the
wreck produce grand effects. As for
the play, it abounds in humor, and
there is a tinge of that homely pathos
running through it that it is always
welcome and creative of interest.
The wonderful mechanical effects of
"The Limited Mail' make it one of.
if not the strongest attraction of its
kind on the road. It is a geograph
ically drawn picture of life on the
rail, and in its unfoldir.gs are em
ployed some remarkable and suc
cessful pieces of imitative realism.
The flight of the limited mail is said
to be the best railroad scene ever pre
sented on the stage. The engine and
train dash across the stage, explod
ing a warning torpedo, and stopping
in the cut beyond and backing to the
The Weather Foreeant.
Fair weather, stationary tempera
ture today, colder Thursday; east to
F. J. Walz, Observer.
it-1 mine me styles lor the coming
is what makes"our Millinery so (b
a certain air of novelty over the whole, produce that effect so much
sought after. Our corps ,.f expert trimmers h-is been added t.i
from Chicago and elsewhere, so that our facilities for deliveriti"
work promptly and with satisfaction are excellent. Is it a matter
of interest to you how you look and what v.oi wear? These are
vital questions, and MeCabe Bros, will gladly assist vou solvit!"
mem. i.cmomner the opening .lavs. WKDNKsDAY.
1111 i.MUi. tn l.U'. Come in the fa
OCT 11 and
Auction Room Sales Progressing Famously
) dozen Brown Bath Towel-,
dozen Bleached Bath Towels,
small, but li'ie is 1 he price f .;
Very large brown Bath To we
the e quality, from auction loc 4
the 1 s,. kind, our profit will be verv
tliis week. Fancy Bath Towels He.
. 1 Mav last all week.
A big job of Turkey red table
sale, price He, liic. lrt-e. Is
half-price. A purclia
-'-V a yard, will strik.
1o direct keen buyers to our great bargains in llann. ls. from the auc
tion sales, we w ill quote only the one item, v iz : One ease' (iMo i yds)
Domet, or white soft linishd Shaker flannel at 4.'c C yards forl'oe.
ion a sec me otners. and Inid out how cheap we are sclliii" th
tire line. "
'1 pieces direct from am t". !1
I l'"Jc per yard, away l.ei. vv
d ta!i;e line l inches v. ide at
the average buvcr as a "tva! Icir.'Mm To-'
bleac hed. table linens, cheaner than wo lei.. ,.v,.r ,-. ,,...i't 1.,.,.,
1720, 1722, 1724 and 1726 Second ave.
The finest line of Ladies' and Gentlemen's
Shoes that were ever seen in this part of the
country. Here are a few of the different
Men's Picadily Calf Bluchcr.
Men's Yale Cap Calf Bluchcr.
Men's Yale Calf Bluchcr.
Men's Y'ale Calf Congress.
Men's Yale Calf Balmoral.
Men's Columbia Calf Congn
T.irned Cork S.
Women's Cioth Top Hand Turn
ed Cork Sole Oxfords, ju-t
the tiling to wear with Over
v omen s plain and Tip li
Turned Cork Sole Shoe,
only -hoe that will as
dry feet, and lots of . t
different styles, all of u h
can be had in width fror
to K. am! all styles- of U.
bers from s to W.
KOCK ISLAND, ILL.
CAsll STOHK. 1 7 U' Second Avenue.
We can save rfQ
$S to S10 jjjgllf
On this style fcwa7jj
The Largest t-.''-.rz -trdL
TLwiiv -::T:., , ':f.
.' l: ea Js
We hav e a
Pretty line of
that has an ash
pan and is air
tight at base.
styles of Hard
v Coal Heaters,
0iT' I't't h single and
''"& ffj -1 .to., i,'.,.
STEEL RANGES, whose superiority cannot be questioned. Step
in and see what we have to say cf them. Don't forget we still. lead
in Furniture, Carpets. Curtains, Oil Cloths, Linoleums, Comforts and
Blankets. TERMS Cash or Credit.
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT,
18i 9, 1811 Si-cond Aver..
C. P. DEWEND, Manager. TELEPHONE No. 1200
IS'Opt-n evenings till 8 o'clock.
MIXED HOUSE PAIVTt
LINSEED OJL, WHITE LEAD, ETC.
1610 Third Areirae.
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