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THIS AltSUP, MONDAY, MARCH 2 1898.
Our Offer Accepted As usual. SIMON & MOSENFELDER get there. The Chicago Title & Trust company, receivers for Kahn, Schoenbrun & Co., man ufacturers of Men's and Boys' Clothing, corner of Market and Adams streets, Chi cago, accepted our spot cash offer for a good portion of the K S. & Co. stock. The goods arc now in and ready for sale, right in time for a new Spring Suit, a Spring Overcoat or a new pair of Trousers. We selected none Lut their Newest and Choicest Goods. Being first on the ground we had our pick. All their goods bear the label of the United Garment Workers, insuring perfect workman ship. It is needless to say that these goods .will be sold cheap. You know' us. Always on the spot to take advantage of these com mercial snaps. Our customers get the bene fit. Buy now first pick is always best. Simon & Mosenfelder. One Price Clothiers. - - Rock Island House Corner. 4 - .Branch U. S. Clothing Co., Monmouth, 111. Redding Gifts ARE THE SOU DJSILYERWARE BEAUTIFUL IMPORTED VASES. BRIC-A-BRAC, AND THE MANY HANDSOME ARTICLES IN OUR STOCK. WE CAN SUIT EVERYONE'S ITKSK. - . II. D. FOLSOM, Jeweler 1703 Second Avenue. JOHB H. FAStDO. PAiunon a soar Painters and Decorators PAFZ3 SAEQX23. CALSOmSSS, tto. 8S0F. 419 Cmatotttb St.; 80CZXSULOT. ILL. "Join Us and jSrlGEST-STOVE PL Allen. Mfem 1821 Second Avenue. o, o EASY TO SELECT FROM LARGE ASSORTMENT OF Hint A. FAEIDOa Wear Jewels." ANT IN THEWORLD. '& Conmmv Opposite Harper House WAS IT FOUL PLAY? Frederick Kuschmann's on the Highway. Fate SIX FRACTURES DT HIS SKULL. Tw Has Stsrta 1 Sat ariay Kvamlmg i rn BK Ummr AfUtwM Feaaikasoa aCeaatry Bead. Frederick Kuschmann net death on s country road one-and-one-half miles outheast of Milan Saturday evening. There were a half-dozen fractures in the skull. Inflicted, it ia supposed, by being dragged by a hone which he was riding when hie life waa blotted out. There are cir cumstances which give rise to the theory of foul play. The unfortunate was the 21-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Kuschmann, of South Bock Island, anda nephew of ex-Aid. Robert Kuschmann, of this city. He had been employed by Henry ' Bastian, a iarmer residing iwo-aua-one-half miles southeast of Milan. Three days ago young Kuschmann notified his employer of his intention of quit ting farm work and returning to his soma bock lsiana noma. His year's contract bad expired Saturday, when he arranged to Sunday with his par ents in South Bock Island, having oeen paia me Balance 01 nis wages, 179. He proposed returning Mon day for his personal effects. So sad dling one of Mr. Bastian' horses. young Kuschmann started homeward about 6:30 in the evening. KldrlM Hon Batons. When three-quarters of an hour afterward the animal pranced rider less into Mr. Bastian1 barn yard, that getlemau suspected something wrong and immediately hitched a horse to a light buggy and started down the road which voune Kusch mann had taken. He rode along about a mile nntil coming to a hol low in the roadway. Here he was attracted by a dark object. Closer examination proved it to be nothing less than the dead body of Frederick Kuschmann, who lay near the saddle with the blood oozing from several ugly wounds in his head. The body was carried to the residence of An ton Wiegel, near by, and the coroner and the dead man's parents notified. Yesterday Coroner Hswea with a jury composed ef Dr. Warren L. Eddy, Magnus Huber, Gottlieb Beck, dr., Anton Wiegel and William Wilson, held an inquest over the remains and returned a verdict of accidental death ia being dragged by ue norse. -noiwunsianaing tne lory s ver dict there is an impression gaining currency that a murder was possible. ana relatives 01 tne deceased sav they can never be convinced that the young man's fate was accidental no til some of the circumstances are more intelligently explained, Money and Cap MlwlnsT, The most mysterious circumstance of the whole affair is the inability to find either the money or cap of the unionunaie. air. castian testified that Frederick was subject to fits ana mat ne pata mm f7s Saturday. This cannot be found;, neither can the deceased's hat. The body and saddle were found in one place, tne overcoat in another and two silver dollars down the roadway a little farther, there being a distance of several rods between each. It is said young Kuschmann's left foot was still fast in the stirrnp when found, and the jury's theory is that in oeiDg mrowQ irom me norse nis head struck on the frozen ground. inflicting a compound fracture in the forehead; and that he was dragged about twenty rods further with the other wounds in his head as the result. Then, it is supposed the saaaie strap oroxe. But it seems peculiar to some people how the wounds could be confined to the head, for there was not a scratch on any other portion of the body. Neither did the clothes have the ap pearance or naving oeen araeeea. The funeral occurs from the South Bock Island home tomorrow after noon at 2 o'clock. DBCBT BHOOTIITG KKSTJLT8 FATALLY, A. E. atcCUatoa Dtae rrras a Wouadad In Muscatine yesterday occurred the death of A.-E. McClinton, who was shot during a quarrel with his employer, W. T. Hardman, at the latter' sawmill in Drnry township a week ago today.' MeClinton's left arm was badly shattered and had to be amputated. Coroner Hawes was telegraphed to to go down and hold and inquest oxer the body at Muscatine, the au thorities there being of the opinion that as the man was injured in Bock Island countv a coroner from there should be called. But Mr. Hawes said it was out of his jurie diction and therefore refused to go. Best f All to cleanse the system ia a gentle and truly beneficial manner. When the springtime comes, use the true and perfect remedy, Syrnp of Figs. One bottle will answer for all the family and costs only 50 cents; the large sire $ I. Buy the genuine. Manu factured by the California Fig Syrnp company only, and for sale by all drugists. "That Tiraa TwUmgT overcomes us when inferior prepara tions are recommended by unscrupu Ions dealers as -just a good as Fo ley' Hoaey and Tar Cough Syrnp," when we know the nneaualled merit of this great medicine. For sala at M. F. Bahnsea's drug store. war M lata Bmlaet ud fc Dmm mm IS IN OPERATION AGAIN. tfcaGaaattaa The temporary trestle spanning the gap on the draw spaa of the Bock Island bridge on which the ice played such havoo with the false work and steel Construction last Tuesday, was completed at o'clock last evening and at 6:12 the first test waa made of the new structure. Assistant to the President H. A. Tarker, of the Bock Island road, who has remained con stantly at the scene since last Wednesday morning, coming in hi special ear, and pushing the. work day and night, ordered a train of flat cars run over the trestle to thorough ly test it. ne train was backed over from the island, the first two cars being light and the next two be' ing loaded with sand and weighing ov buu. mure tuna too weigut oi tne heaviest locomotive oi the Bock Isl and road ' id a string of cars of less weight followed. The trestle was found to be entirely satisfactory. mere was tne least perception set tling near the north end, but as soon as the cars were withdrawn, it was blocked up and another test made, when all was found well. Mr. Par. ker then gave orders by telegraph to send all trains this way as usual and at 6 o'clock the first went over, and since then trams has been entirely resumed over tne bock island bridge. There will be no more local bridge trains, as the ferry is running and tney are unnecessary. The trestle is built solidly, the posts being of white pine and the stringers of Georgia pine, S by 16, laid double 12 feet apart. The track is laid on oak ties 7x9. The trestle is pronounced as substantial and safe in all respects as manv of the per. manent trestles erected by railroads in this country. The Kew Lift Spaa. The new lift span to be used during tne completion oi the draw span will be brought here in a few daja from the Oskaloosa division of the Kock Island road, and it will be in place ana reaay lor operation oj the mid. die oi juarcn. it win tie 143 reel ia length with 140 feet in the clear, and wilt have a 25-foot raise. There will be no iaterrnption whatever to navi gation, the draw span never having opened before March 24, the date last year being March 25. A few years ago the span was opened by hand March 14 as a special accommodation to a rafter that was pursuing logs that naa oeen, carried away by the ice. but the nsual time is about March 24; and all will be in readiness be. fore that date. Workmen commenced this morn ing on the preliminaries to removing tne aeons irom the channel. THE TRACKS TO COME UP. I'eorla Sasmt UkaU to Oat tha Wont of It Aeeordlos; to tha Committee. i.ne special council committee on river front track rights, after going over the map of the situation with the railroad officials Saturday after noon, went into secret, session decid ing to give nothing of the report formulated out until the meeting of the council tonight. The committee. however, decided that while a few of the Burlington's side tracks are ille gal, its report will be sweeping in its force and effect as to the R. I. & P., the bulk of whose track privi leges is declared unlawful, and if adopted by the council the result cannot prove otherwise than disas trous to the Peoria. It seems, there fore, that- with the situation thus brought to a focus, the time is now npon us to - make Buch concessions all around as will be to the interests of all concerned. The citv should arrive at a conclusion as to its rights and assert its position. Then will come the opportunity for concession and compromise. It is certainly not the purpose of the council to unduly oppress any railroad doing business here, much less to prejudice any of them against the city. The roads, too, should also respect the city's po sition and should be ready to meet it in all reasonable permanent im- Erovements. This General Manager i i j i .i uiuwb uuiua u ue purpose of -the Burlington, and Mr. Sudlow, of the Peoria, evinces an equally fair dis position. This being true, it does look as if the time had come for an arrangement mutually advantageous. Save the levee, improve and perfect it at once, and in return for the rail roads acquiescing liberally in such a plan give them such rights as they need, if they have not them legally now, but let the matter be settled for all time. I Mood tha Call. The republican city-township com mittee met at the office of Secretary H. A. Weld Saturday evening and issued a call for primaries for the spring election Thursday evening, March 19. with the convention at the court honse Saturday evening March 21. The primary election law is to be observed. The commit tee has at last come around to that decision after having been reminded of the action of last spring's conven tion. Already the candidates are coming out for collector, Capt. Henry Krneger and L. p. Stremmel being announced In yesterday morning's ; 1B.c.K.ex.rM.M, Pending tha reconstruction of X kock island bridge the C., B. A will take care of business for the B-. C. B. & N. originating at Bock Island aad Moline, using their trail! to these points. II. D. Mack. Division. - Freight aad Passenger Agent C. B. A Q. Babacriba f or Tu Amc. PEOBIA CHANGES- H. B. Sudlow Retires From the Superintendent. H. 8 CABLE II GEVEBAL CHAISE. Has F Splaadkl Baaarda Baa aj All I A rwiymw Flaea af Praperty. H. B. Sudlow retires March 15 from the general superintendency of the B. I. & P. road. Vice President Hiram S. Cable succeeding to the general management of the property, while Chief Train Dispatcher Hugh P. Greenoagh is promoted to the snper intendency ana will have charge of the operating department. While Mr. Sudlow lays down the active duties which have been his for so many years, he will continue to be identified with the railway and also with the Coal Valley Mining com pany, the finances of both of which corporations will be in his hands a secretary ana treasurer, which office he has held in addition to the posi tion of superintendent. It is a pleas ant thought, therefore, to know that he is not to sever hi relation en tirely with the company he ha served so long and with such marked ability. Coming to the road 16 years ago, be was for two years assistant to B. B. Cable whea the latter was superintendent, and for 14 years he has served in that position himself. Indeed the general management of the road, as well as of the Coal Val ley Mining company, both as to the finances of the two companies as well as of the operating department of what has become one of the most prosperous pieces of railroad prop erty in the state of Illinois, has been entirely nnder his control. And it is due to the shattered condition of his health in consequence of the close, ness with which he has appliedthim self for so long that he has at last determined to relinquish a portion of his labors. A year ago when his health failed to such a degree as to be exceedingly serious, Mr. Sudlow was on the point of resigning the superintendency, bnt a trip south proved beneficial to him and he was induced to remain nntil now. Tha Haw Omenta. H. S. Cable, who was at the last meeting of the B. I. & P road elected vice president, and who returns to Bock Island to assume these duties. inherits . from his distinguished latner, tne president oi the Kock Isl and road, the essential qualifications of a great and successful railroad man. He started his career with the Col orado division of the C. B. I. & P. having for some years been presi dent and general manager of the Pike's Peak railroad. Under his general direction the Peoria road will continue to be a source of pride to its stockholders and to the city of Bock Island, which is so closely identified with its interests. Hugh P. Greenough has had a thor ough training in all the departments of railroad supervision, having ad vanced step by step from his begin- ning as operator at Wyoming on the main line, to car accountant, super intendent's clerk, and chief train dispatcher, nntil be has been placed in the responsible office he is now to nil. tie is a model railroad, man, thorough, practical and familiar with an tne details or the service. In consequence of the changes the additions to the office capacity of the reoria building, heretofore outlined. are soon to be made, providing ac commodations for the vice president. Ik. aann.. A . - , J for B. B. Cable when he returns to Bock Island to take up his resi. dence. Mr. Sudlow, accompanied by Mrs. Sudlow and Mr. and Mrs. George W. Cable and daughter, of Davenport, leave Wednesday for an extended recuperating trip south, - returning Dy way oi Washington, JNew lorx, etc. While the changes at the Peoria are now practically in effect as far as the new omcials are concerned, yet Mr. Sudlow will not be released from the responsibility until the middle of the month. The Cause Of our not making wild boasts of what we are doing, how we are almost giv ing groceries away etc., is that we are giving our patrons , full value for their money. We are sell ing reliable goods at reliable prices. The Effect Is that when you are looking for up and up goods, when.you want the cleanest and best service, when you want to be certain that the price is a fair one you can find all . these features at our store. QZOXZIcDOnALD. t304 Fifth Ave. PboMllt. ewmif Fwnlii to the e- e ilali oftaa Opaiattaa Paaail m l r 11. Ss Extraordinary iSilk: Sellintz. Commencing today, and continuing until sold, we place on sale the most complete stock of popular priced Silks ever seen west of Chicago. The new Warp Printed Taffetas in every imaginable style, including all the Floral Desimis. mth plain and faconne grounds, Oriental, Persian and Dresden designs. The above lot is one of the most advantageous purchases ever made in the history of our Silk business, and we are going to give our customers the full benefit of this purchase, which means a saving of 25 to 33 and in many cases even 50 per cent. Wash Silks. 1,500 yards Kai Kai Wash Silks. new and beautiful, value S4c at 23c a yard. l,wu yards corded &ai ftais. ex. quisite colorings, value 40c, while they last, per yard, zo. 60 pieces zi-inch printed Habutai Silks, dark colorings and evening shades, cream Jap Wash Silks, plain China 8ilk, all colors, value 68c, 65c, 76c. all at 44c a yard. 10 pieces Satin Stripe, 24-inch, Lvons' Printed Chinas, medium and evening shades, $1 quality, for 59c a yard. Black Silks. IS pieces Black India and Jacqnard Taffeta with new satin figures, actual value 880 to f 1 a yard, at 62c. 403 yards 23-inch Woven India, new scroll and floral designs. Taffeta Broche, value f 1.12 a yard, at the low price of 75c. Six pieces rich Black Satin Dutch, esse, the $1.25 quality, at only 79c Three pieces lustrous extra heavy 27-inch Satin Duchesse, $1.50 value, at 11 a yard. All Silk 1 quality heavy black Pole de Seie, for this sale 69ca yard. 27-inch all Silk black wear resist ing Taffeta for Skirts, fl.45 value, $ 1 a yard. SPECIAL SALE The above prices will continue only till April i. GEO. SCHNEIDER. CENTRAL SHOE STORE, - 1712 SECOND AVENUE "Headquarters for Footwear at Lowest Prices. ? Putcbess wo 1 Trousers 4 Well- jffrfi I 3,50 I I 1 11 11 4-00 E Stylfcb i MM ' 6.00 J 3 awl mM - UP.to. f - ... I Mzm mm i tmy MMg Every Pair j 4eWI IPf I Warrantcd ? j Popular Prices Sommers & LaVelle i8o4jSecond JWenue. On Prtot If we get your bundle we will not fake yon; If we collect our bill it will not brake you; If we do your work it's sure to make von, It's twenty to one your girl won't shake yon. ' And That's No Josh. A friend of ours who wrote the above has since been sent to the home for the feeble minded. He wasn't very good on poetry, but he knew good laundry work and liked our style. We have the machinery and skilled help and if you would profit by our enterprise GIVE US YOUR LA UN DRY WORK. Drop a postal. Rock Island Steam Laundry. 4i , Ifeunfeld lLJJ lLt J) Fine Novelty Silks at 75c a Yard. w At this price you will see new warp printed Taffetas, Persian designs, worth $1 a yard; rich Ombre stripes, worth 1.25 a yard; beautiful even ing shades of tl and S1.25 Taffeta Brocades; waist and dress lengths, all. all, all 76e a yard. t 25 pieces fancy Roman Warp'jae. quard Taffetas in proper colorings, real value 680 to 75c a yard, at 47 J e, 47c, 47e a yard. At 91 and fl.25 a yard we show Warp Printed Dresden and Persian Taffeta Silks in all the most attrao tive color combinations, worth up to $1.50 per yard. At $1.45, $1.60 and $1.98 a yard we show valnes up to $2.50 a yard. They are the most elegant French designs and wonderful color combi nations in Floral. Dresden and Ori ental Silks. The assortment la ab solutely unapproachable. On Hltlh-Grade SHOES. During the month of March we will offer all our high-grade shoes at such prices that no one can afford to miss the opportun ity of securing a pair. Ladles1 Bboea, worth as.ro. 5IIO. 4 Ml, 4.U1. ssu, a.uo. going at Men's patent leathers, worth 17 00, sotnt at tS.ea . " - . - 47S m . u a im. 4 at afen'i Cordnru shoe, worth n.ro. 4 40 " Kangaroo " ' sou. SSS - c " - sas - - 4.W , & Sextca. Telephone 1293. . si Z40