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TUK AKUUS, THUliSUAY, OCTOBEll 20, 1893.
FItED HAS FLOWN.
And So Has 200 Belonging to
Mrs. Christine Miller.
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L'.nul clement when
r ti. iiiuiiv. who live bct
anJ enjoy-life more, with
",.?, .v more promptly
, : .1 lv. n,r will atte-t
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embraced in the
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tuillv cleansm the system,
1 u,' li..a,l:iehes and fevers
:,r.,'t'v fiirintf constipation.
I'.tti-Ui tii'ii to millions and
,i ... .mproval ot the medical
',' ',','.. it iwts on the Kid-
' ,, li.wels without weak-
. FiL is f..r sale by all urug-
. Iti.ljl bottles, mil u is niau-
n' ,i,o California Fig Syrup
iiaiiii' is printed on every
.1 ilTlin tlf FllT
mi" iiii , - "i - - -n-
informed, you win noi
.iliVvitutf if offered.
T. B. RKIDT.
;r.Js;iDie property on commission,
t, co'icot Ten!.-. lo carry a line of first
:i':rir.ce companies, huiMing lois for
iti.Ji-wi:: silJition- Choire res'.danre
illjartr of the city.
Hitthe!'. Jt Lynde building, ground
i:of Miuhfl! A Lvnde batik.
i fail Paper Co
I i'.irty days to
vk out. at mar-
' V. prices, to make
: w ootls. If you
" I iij "-rincr to do now,
" 1 v.s a call. No
' you tind as large
" I a v-U.-ction of ar
: iianrrs are the very
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:i' A large invoice of
and picture mould-!s-
i fall Paper Co.
-12 anil 314.
" KN irirni street.
A STEAM PITTEE GOIS WITH CASH.
WHERE THE LINE LIES.
He It Kntrusted with a Check To tiet
fashed and He Don So But Forgets to
Come Hack Arrests by the Volice
The Kerord of the Loral Courts.
Fred Ferguson is a young steam
titter who has been working for
Davis jCoompi.ny for some months.
Mrs. Christine Miller, widow of Clans
Miller, runs :i boarding house at
2618 Fourth uuenue. Freddie has
been hoarding at Mrs. Miller's hos
telry, and evi( ently she became quite
fond of Mm, for yesterdav she gave
evidence of her confidence in him
by entrusting him with a check for
$200 to get cashed for her. With the
proceeds a tri was to be made to the
World's fair. Faithful to his duty,
Fred got the paper cashed at the
Teople's National bank but Mrs.
Miller is still awaiting his return.
No doubt he is carrvirjr out the part
of the program relating to the trip
io me lair, as wen as ne did tuo "-ft
ting of the check cashed, but the
fact that Mrs. Miller had any idea of
going to Chicago has evidently es
caped his mind. At any rate "he i:
terguson is a man on whom the
police have hail their eye before,
and a couple if months airo he was
arrested on suspicion of his having
seme knowledge of where the coun
terfeit coin then in circulation in the
three cities, was coming from, but
he was finally released.
Daniel Kai.e was held in bonds of
$5u0 by Just'ce Weld yesterday after
noon, for n sisting an officer, and
sent to jail i default.
Patrick D rney was arrested last
evening by Officer Ohlweiler for
raising a disturbance at the Maucker
house, and t lis morning Magistrate
Sehroeder fined him 10 and costs,
which he was unable to pay.
Ole Larson lives in Moline. Now
Moline is not a dry town by any
means, but Ole must have found it
so. for yesterday he came to liock
Island to pa.nt the town a glorious
hue, with tha result that he was ar
rested by Officer Breniian, and this
morning he was tind $3 and costs.
Hency Jansen. of Davenport, the
driver of one of Frahm's country beer
wagon--, had rather an unpleasant
experience last night. As he was
driving int Davenport from (Jreen
Tree he overtook a man and offered
to give him a lift into the city. The
fellow accepted the offer, and when
near Duck 'reek, repaid the kindness
by placing a revolver at Jansen's ear
and demanding his money. J an .-en
dug up $11 ami a watch, and the fel
low disappeared in the darknes.
The robber w a.- captured this after
noon in the lower end of Davenport,
after offerii g ile-perate resistance -to
The patiol wagon was called to
Twenty-sec nd street and Seventh
avenue yesterday afternoon about
4:li, and O fleers Cronipton and Ohl
weiler weiit up and brought dow n
Nels l'aulst 11. When he was searched
a very ugly looking sling -hot was
found in his right hand overcoat
pocket, but Xc!s hardly knew he was
alive, pi! :he starch having been
taken out i f him by an overdose of
bug-juice. This morning Magistrate
Sehroeder asked him what he re
mrnibered about yesterday, and lie
said all he knew w as that he woke up
last night in the station. When
asked why he had made the sling
shot he re died. "I don't know, for
fun. I suppose is all." He claimed
he had "never used it. and didn't
know he was violating the law by
carrying it The magistrate, never
theless, lined him $10 uml cost-. lie
lias gone to jail in default.
LOOKS LIKE ARSON.
The l ire lii-artiiient Sniire--s a lllazr of
The tire department w as called by a
still alarm at 10 o'clock l:it night to
suppress a blaze in a barn in the rear
of the preuiscs owned by Mosenfel
der & Ko'in, just east of Wake &
Burke's plumbing .-hop on Third
avenue. By prompt response and
efficient work the lire was quickly
subdued. Mid the loss ciuiliued to a
nominal amount. The lire, it was
discovered, had started in the east
end of the building, where earlier in
the evening, J. J. Jamieson. living
over Blake & Burke's establishment,
discovered tire, and w ith the aid of
his brother, put it out by means of
buckets. They saw a man retreating
from the barn at that time, and the
fact that the second blaze appeared
in almost identically the same spot,
strengthens the theory at once ad
vanced lv Chief Urahm upon arriv
ing at the scene, that the building
had been lired.
V.'liat Was the Motive.
What could have been the motive
of the incendiary is not known. The
barn, which the fire liend sought to
destiov, is in uncomfortably close
proximitv to Volk's planing anil in
mediatef) across the alley, and hail
the fire gained anv headway it might
have resulted in a deplorable loss.
As it is, 5 will cover the damage on
the barn, which, however, is not in
1 he Weather Forecast.
Cloudy to-dav, clearing in evening,
fair Friday, co'lder; westerly winds.
" Y J. Wai.z, Observer.
The Disputed Question of the Illinois and
The much disputed question as to
the boundary line between the states
of Illinois and Iowa is a subject now
that the tinal decision is awaited, of
much local interest. The decision
which is now being contested puts
the boundary here somew here about
the middle of the draw on the Rock
Island bridge. All the suits that
have hitherto arisen over the bound?
ary question hinged upon one ques
tion, the others beinc side issues,
i-i. .. . ... "
me iirsi ami me one of most im
portance is where the state lines
meet. The assessors of Iowa, fol
lowing the rule of the supreme court
of Iow a in the case of the ' Dunleith
fc Dubuque bridge company vs. the
county of Dubuque" a-sessed the
property of the bridge company to
the middle of the river. The Illin
ois assessors, following the law as
laid down by the supreme court, of
this state. clai..,ed the right to as
sess to the draw of the bridge, be
cause there was the steamboat chan
nel according to their view. This
left as may be plainly s.en.
700 or 800 feet of the
bridge, that both states were claim
ing and both assessing. Of course
no taxpayer Could stand that and so
after various efforts to adjust the
matter the courts were appealed to,
one of the first moves beinr an ap
plication for an injunction iefore
jmige cresham bv t tic nrnlge com
pany, which was refused. The lower
court of Illinois granted it. however,
and the next higher court reversed
that. The next step of importance"
was to a;k for a w rit of mandamus,
to compel the assessor to specify the
number of feet he included in his
assessment. This was refused by
the lower court, but the supreme
court o! Illinois reversed that and
decided that the number of feet must
be included in the description, and
that the proof showed that the as
sessor had included property not in
the state f Illinois.
To Finally Fix It.
Finally the states took the matter
in hand, ai.d Iowa commenced a suit
to determine the line, by appeal to
the only court of the country that
could settle the question beyond all
controversy. Proceedings were in
stituted perhaps a year ago. and
finally by agreement, signed by At
torney General Maloney of Illinois,
and Attorney (ieneral Stone of Iowa,
three commissioners were appointed
to fix the line and report, to the Court.
The commissioners state that read
ing the decision of both the Iowa and
Illinois supreme courts over and
over they found that Iowa claimed
the right to assess to the "center of
the river bed channel," while the
Illinois court eiy plainly held that
it was the middle of the steamboat
channel. The certified copy of the
decision of the United States su
preme court furnished to them, in
commenting upon these two distinct
views, said: "The opinions in both
these cases are able and present, in
the strongest terms, different views
as to the line of jurisdiction between
neighboring states, separated by a
navigable stream; but we are of the
opinion that the controlling consid
eration in this matter is that which
preserves to each state equality in
the right of navigation in the river.
It is therefore ordered, ad
judged and declared that the boun
dary line between the state of Iowa
and the state of Illinois is the middle
of the main navigable "hanncl of the
Mississippi river.' Not the middle
of the steamboat channel or the
middle of the riverbed, but the mid
dle of the main navigable channel."
The Two t'h:uili-N.
Acting upon this they proceeded
to find out what was the "main navi
gable channel" and in this they were
assisted by a long series of maps and
surveys in the office of the United
States engineers. They found that
between certain points the whole
river was navigable and had been
navigated by all sorts of craft, and
that the low water of 1SC4 was no
bar to going anywhere in the river
in short, that between these points
was the main navigable channel, and
divided the distance between the two
states. Their report, after laying iu
the hands of the court for two weeks,
and after the attorney geuerals of
both states had asked counsel to ap
pear and ask for its confirmation,
was approved about the 10th or 15th
of last April. The attorney general
for Illinois now conies into court and
asks to have this all set aside, and
that question is now before the su
preme court, and Iowa has until
Nov. 10 or 13 to answer.
HIS WIFE MISSING.
Errand of Frank Smith, of Mus
WALKED ALL THE WAT HEBE.
Disappeared Last Saturday and She lias
Been Traced to Koek Island and is
Known to be Here A Sad Misfortune
Due I'rubably to Mental Trouble.
"I am looking for mv wife. She
disappeared from our home last Sat
urday, and I have been searching for
her day and night ever since. I have
succeeded in tracing her step by
step to Rock Island, and she is in
this city somewhere." Thus spoke
Frank Smith, of Clinton, Iowa, who
has been living more recently in
Muscatine, Iowa, as he entered a
place of business tin- morning and
exhibited a photograph of a group
of young people, one of which
he indicated was his wife.
Mrs. Smith left her home, in Mus
catine, suddenly and without any ex
planation last Saturday and Mr
Smith has succeeded in learning that
she has walked every step of th
way to llock Island. He is satislie
she is still in the cit v. and. in addit ion
to enlisting the services of the polie
in his behalf, he has made inquiry at
a number of places w here she might
be expected to ask for employment
She left her two little sons, the old
e!t 8 vears old, at home and from
this as well as other circumstances
surrounding hendisappearance, Mr
smith is satisfied his wife has tie
Come mentally deranged.
Had lteen Affected.
EiL'ht vears ago. he states, she
suffered from mental aberration, but
she received treatment and her rea
son apparently became fully re
stored. Mr. Smith is naturally ex
ceedingly anxious concerning her.
and anv information that will lead
to her present whereabouts will be
gratefully received bv him. She is
about i'8 vears of age; might, he
savs, give her maiden name, which
is Johanna S. Hassler. at anv place
where she might call. v
' This morning Officer Ohlweiler,
accompanied Mr. Smith in a search
for the missing woman, but so far
she has not been located in Rock Isl
and. Her husband is positive, as
stated before, that she is in the city
HOW IT HAPPENED.
Keward of SC0.
For the return of papers andiotes
of A. Latham, taken from a caboose
in the liock Island yands: Three
notes of $1,500 each signed by W.
McKeun; one $4,000 note signed by
Cleorge F. Batchelor; one $100 note
signed by (ieorge 1". Batchelor; one
$480 note signed by C. W. Crathers.
Also 1,500 shares of Golden treasury
mining stock; 6,000 shares Etnins
mining stock; 108 shares Gottenburg
land and investment compauy stock.
Also other papers, books and re
ceipts. Return property to Com
mercial hotel and no questions asked.
Generalship and Epileptic Fits.
A remarkable historical fact which
has frequently been noticed by scientific
writers, but never accounted for satis
factorily, is that Jnlius Ciesar, Welling
ton, Napoleon and the Archduke Charles
of Austria, four of the greatest generals
the world has known, were all subject
' to epileptic fits.
Simon & Mosenfelder
Wish to announce that all their departments are
now complete, showing the latest and prettiest
(and best) in
And Children's Wear.
After a careful inspection of the eastern mar
kets, selecting the choicest from each, and the
unprecedented advantages, "cash" obtained, we
are safe to say NEVER were as fine and reliable
Suits, Overcoats and Pants offered at prices we
name. We hope emphatically that we offer the
largest assortment, the most perfect fitting gar
ments, and the lowest prices. Our customers
are always welcome to have their money re- -fundrd
if they can do better. Fall and winter
underwear. The latest in stiff and soft hats are
shown in the largest variety and cheaper than
Why I'euny Hurley's Ficht at llruilliird
Wat Called a Itraw.
Billy Gibson, backer of Denny
Hurley, the 122-pound pugilist, both
of whom have just returned from
Bradford, Pa., via Chicago, in speak
ing of Hurley's fight with John L.
Sullivan. Jr., at the Central Athletic
club at Bradford, says that Denny
had his man done for in 2 minutes
and 30 seconds after time was called.
The cro'vd and club members had
backed Sullivan to a man. and see
ing that the latter was outclassed
they broke into the ring, claiming
that Hurley was a ringer and that he
was Johnny Reagan, of New York.
The police stopped the fight and the
referee declared it a draw. After
considerable dilly dallying Gibson
convinced the club officials that Hur
ley was just what was represented,
and finally induced them to permit
the contest to proceed. They there
fore gave the contestants 2 minutes
to get ready and continue the mill.
Hurley was in the ring 5 minutes
after this announcement was made,
and waited for his opponent fully an
hour, but he failed to put in an ap
pearance. Gibson then claimed the
fight, but the best he could get was a
draw. The battle was for $25 '1 a side,
men to weigh in at 22 pounds, give
or take two.
The Wresl liujc Mutches.
Tomorrow night at Harper's thea
tre occurs the wrestling match be
tween "Farmer" Martin Burns, of
this city, and Charles Moth, of St.
Moth, yesterday, through his
backers, completed arrangements
with Evan Lewis for a match for the
Graeco Roman wrestling champion
ship, the contest to take place after
Lewis match with Widmer. at Cin
cinnati. Itiver Kiplets.
The C. W. Cowles passed up.
The yacht. John C. Wells, came
The stage of the water at the Rock
Island bridge at noon was 1:70; the
The Silver Crescent is still doing
good business in the Rock Island.
Davenport and Burlington trade.
Capt. Streckfus' little packet.
Verne Swain, came off the ways this
morning, and this afternoon went out
on her regular trip to Clinton having
lost two days' traffic by reason of the
accident with which she met the
other day. The Verne may turn in
for the winter Saturday, though this
is not yet fully determined.
He Wou't Mention It.
A gentleman in this city was recently
visited by a justice of the peace from an
adjoining town who wanted to be en
lightened on a point of law. The gentle
man gave the desired", information.
When the visitor started to go, he said,
"I am much obliged to you for the in
formation." "Oh, don't mention it,"
replied his informant. The justice by
this time had closed the door, but he
came back and. with the greatest sin
cerity assured his friend he would never
say anything about it. Hartford Cou-rant.
Simon & Mosenfelder,
Rock Island House Corner.
Underwear. Hats, and novelties in caps. One
Price A Low One.
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 Blucher.
Men's Yale Cap Calf Blucher.
Men's Yale Calf Blucher.
Men's Yale Calf Congress.
Men's Yale Calf Balmoral.
Men's Columbia Calf Congress
Women's Russian Calf Hand
T.irned Cork Sole Blucher.
Women's Cloth Top Hand'Turn
ed Cork SoleOxfords,.just
the thing to wear withOrer
Women's plain and Tip Hand
Turned Cork Sole Shoe.dhe
only shoe that will assure
dry feet, and lots of other
different styles, all of which
can be had in w idth from A
toF2, and all styles of Rub
bers from S to W.
rock island, ill.
CASH STORE. 1712 Second Avenue.
WHAT, A BURGLAR?
Nothc scores tf bargains caught
by buyers of our Furniture, Car
pets, Stoves and IIousp Furnish
ings, and you'll certainly be
caught napping and miss the
chances wc are offering if you
delay making a purchase. The
stock is on wheels so to speak,
and is running right away
from us. It's a home run, too,
and you'll miss a point if you
don't make some of thw runs
conic in your direction. That's
easily enough done at the figure
at which we are offering our Parlor, Bedroom and Dining Boom Suit,
Kitchen outfits, Stoves and House Furnishings. Its a catching display
we are making at figures as catching as a fire on a prairie.
OUR TERMS Cash or on easy terms of, pay
ment without extra charge.
G. O. H UCKSTAEDTj ,
C. F. DEWEND, Manager.
1809-1811 Second Avenue.
Upholstering done to order. Open evenings till 8 e'ekck.
Telephone No. 1206.
MIXED HOUSE PAINT !
LINSfcF.n oil,, WHITE LEAD, ETC.
Iftin ': t u -'. a vmuh.