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Saturday, January 29, 1S76.
PEOKIA h BOCK ISLAND B, B.
Change of Time.
Commencing Monday Jin. 17th. the
above road" will run two passenger trains
daily to Peoria, leaving Rock Island at
6 A. M. and 145 P. M.
The 6 A, M. train makes close connec
tion at Galva with U. B. & Q. for Gales
bare, Burlington, Quincy, Monmouth, and
Bushoel. Passengers for Galesburg.Bush-
nel and (juincy on this train each desti
FROM 2 TO 8 nouRS IN advance OF ANY
At Peoria connects with P, P, & J. for
Jacksonville, Springfield and St. Louis,
reaching at. Louis at 7 P, M.
Tho 1 :45 p. M. train makes close conncc
tion at Galva with the C. B. & 0. road.
reaching Galesburc 4:45 P. M.. Knoxville
5:00 P. M Aledo. 5:40 P. M. Monmouth
5:44 p. m, Yates City, 5:50 P. M, Bushnell
6:14 P. M, Macomb 6:40 P. M, Keithsburg
6:45 P. M, Burlington 7:00 P. M. Quincy
9:15 P. M. Keokuk 9:25 r. M.
To the 1 :45 p. M. train we have added a
new feature for the comfort ot passengers
via our line: A Parlor Car, with Reclining
Chairs and State Rooms. will be run through
to Cincinnati, giving those who desire it
Car at a cost per seat to Peoria of only 25
cents- Indiananolis 75 cents- Cinoinnati
2 , h . r p !? 'o cents, . L-incinnau
$1; State Room to Indianopohs $2; to
Arrive in Peoria 6:30 p. M. Indiana
polls 4:15 A. M. connecting for all points
east; Cincinnati 9;00 A. m. connecting with
R Ar ft R R. oil
rm ri f K I
w w .wof v a rviuna VUIV uuuig-
ville 8;45 A. m. connecting for Nashville
and all points south.
Eastern trains leave Indianapolis via P.,
C. & St L. R'v 4:25 a. m. for Columbus.
Pittsburg and New York, without change,
viaC, C, C. & I. R'y 4:30 a.m. for
Cleaveland, Buffalo, Albany, New lork
Tl,: i.J..l .u. .t. v ...
Tflnppmpnf molroa fKia tlin lioat lino in tkn I
J 1113 BtUCUUIL, IIIU LlllUUKU CUI ill I
field lor eastern and southern business
from Rock Island.
Parlor Car diagrams can be seen, and
accommodations secured, also, through
tickets can be purchased, at the Peoria Si
Rock Island depot, Rock Island, and at
the V estern U nion telegraph omce, Dav
J. R. Hillard, Receiver, Peoria.
Jas. V, Mahonet,
Gen'l. Ticket Agt. Rock Island.
Railroad Time Table.
PE0EIA& socs Island railway.
BHOBTKHT ROUTE TO IDS EAST AND SOUTH.
Eastern Ei. 6 00 a.m. Mail & Ex. 1:10 p, m.
MailKx. 1-45 p.m. VNeeteniEx. b:iKp. in.
ThronehFt. 5:oop'.m ThrWh S " 4 St Si
Way Freight 3:zo p. m.
Thefi:00.m, train makes close connection at
Galva with c B t y. for Monmouth. Bushnell, &c ,
also at Peoria with r" P & J, for Jacksonville. Spring
field. St Louis and all point south and southwest.
arriving in st Louis at 7:d p in.
The 1:45 train makes close connection at Galva
with C H A y K K. for Galesburgh and Burlington,
also at feoria wltn 1 VV W.,1 tix vv, ana Illinois
Midland for points east and sontheast,
J. R. Hiluakd, Receiver.
Jasj. V. Mahonit, Gen'l. Tk't. Ag't.
03ICAS0. SQCI XSLAX2 & PACIFIS &. 2.
OOINO EAST TRAINS LEAVE
At 8.20 a. m.;4:15 p.m.; and 10:00 p. m. Trains
arrive from west a above.
SOINO WBST TRAINS LKAVB
, m. ; 9:55 a. m., and 6:20 p. m.
arrive from the east as above.
At 0:30 I
E3:efced. eosz xslakd & st. l: wis s. e.
OOIKQ SOUTH TRAINS LEAVE
At 8:10 ft. m. and 9:50 p. m. dally,
ABRIVB rUOl ST. LOUIS
At 6:23 a. m. daily, and 8:45 p. m.
STCRLINO TRAINS LKAVB
At 7:00 ft. m. and 7:35 p. m.
ARRIVE FROM 8T8HLIN8
At 8 :00 ft. m. nd 10 ;45 p. m.
COAL VALLEY CO.'S TSAIKS.
FT :05 a. .
110:30 a. M
8:30 r. Ji.
LB A VI ARRIVE
Day Express and Ma)) 8:35 a. m ff:(0 r
ML'ht Express 10:05 p M 5:65 am
73Ln7QT0X, CEDA2 EAT ITS & HUT.
To Bcbunbtoh Le. West Liberty .JAr-VV Liberty.
Accommodation . 7:00 a m 11:88 a m
Exprexs 9:40 m 11:2 rx
To Cedar Rapids
Express 13:00 v 0:25 am
Accommodation. 7:55 fi 5:35 r m
crazAHAPOUs. BLOoamr9TOir& westesn
Lv. Indianapolis. Ar. Peoria.
4:00 ax 1:55 PM
ac. Mall & Ex.
at. Mull & Ex.- 7:45 P X fi:40PX
Cars run through from Peoria to Cincinnati with
out change. Connections made at Indianapolis lor
til points East and South.
TUIS J APPROVED FAMILY SALVE CURES
RHEUMATISM, BOILS, &c,
CUTS, BRUISES, INFLAMATION,
BORES of all klndH,
It works like a charm in curing bores ar Galls on
Sola by John Bcngston, Rock Island.
E SUBSCRIBERS ARE 'MANUFACTURERS
and Proprietors of Dr. R. W. KuadV Celebrated
Asthma Relief, which is undoubtedly the best
anthma remedy yet discovered. INSTANT RE
LIEF IS GUARANTEED OR PURCHASE PRICE
REFUNDED. We put up the medicine in boxes of
three sizes, which retail for 25 cents, 50 cents and
$1. Persons remitting retail price will have th-t
medicine promptly forwarded by mail, post-paid
Also sample sent free to any who desire. Prices
per doz. $1.75; $3.BO and $7.00; gross price, $lb;
f it!; $73. ETIIRIDUE, TULLE R & CO.,
Rome, N. Y.
For sale in Rock Island b John Beut'ston, Eml
Ku-hler, and K. Breunert
The great discovery for
The Relief of Pain !
It immediately relieves, and is a sure cure for
Rhkcmatihm and all Inplaxatokt Diseases.
CAMpnoniNE ha relieved thousands of cases of
Sprains, Braises and Stiff Joints. It is unrivalled a
a cure fur Sore Throat, Pains In the Back. Chest
and Limbs, Chilblains, Bums and Scalds, Frosted
Feet, Catarrh, etc.
It lias a pleasant and refreshing odor, and will
not prease or stain the most delicate fabric, which
makes it a LI'Iiki in every family. Price 25 cents
per bottle. For sale by E. Breunert, Euiil Kcehler
and John Bengston.
REUBEN HOYT, Trop., New York.
EVERY MAN should wear
them. Specially adapted to
Clebgtmkn, Students and
ail IHirsons nf sprlcntnrv
2 . habits. For sale by dealers
I ceuerallv. and bv Ci.evk'd
f MIOI-LUEB IS RACE COMP T,
n Cleveland, Ohio. Sent pi-t
O paid on receipt of $1,50 and
7j!J? Chest measure,
v, w Ask for Pratt's Pat
Manufacturers of and Dealerj In '
111 North Fifth Street,
And 57 State Street,
C HICAGO, ILL.
Billiard Tables supplied with Brunswick Bros'
Famous Patent Evbhlastino Steel-plate Cushion,
fateuted JOct. 3H,lH7a; warrautud to retain Its
elastieltyar or.jjojyaars or any,,! st-clas Robber
The Rockford, Rock Island & St. Louis
R. R., will on and after Snnday, Dec. 5th,
leaving every night at 9:50 p. m., arriving
in St Louis in time for western and south- of
em connections. Making close connec
tion at n
for Springfield and points ast, arriving
there " I
hours in advance of COMPETING routes
THE MORNING TRAIN
leaving at 8:10 a. m. makes close
tion for Burlington, arriving there at noon,
four hours run.
Connecting at Beardstown for Spring-
field, Pana, Louisville, Cinninnati, and
other eastern and southeastern points.
bleeping cars on night trains. Baggage I,
Patronize the 1 CO- I
Pie s route. J
Meredito Davies, to
, Geo, Skinner,
Gen'l Pass. Agt
dtl I r - i
All kinds of sewing machines repaired
at the Boston Bazaar. 22-d&wtf
A useful present in the furniture line
can be had at Kroger & Freytag's. See
t 5 . 7k ?
Bindery, Leave orders at the counting
r . Utm ronrlo rranomor.t
T' wu. f, i
offers them for the usua' W r.ripp
JonasBear says he wiil sell new and sty
USh Clothing cheaper than any Other re-
Sponsible house, and that his entire Etock
is fresh, new and first class.
A TUT win Ct T'O T Tr"Ti - ii T7 fArTDCrr
Re3erved scatsfor Henry Vincent's lecture
m hA hn.I nt I Hmnfnn o Tnolnu ot ?!
T f Of) Of
- " "
Your Taxes are Duf.. State, ennntv
and city taxes are due. Office over lion's,
Kong, tea store,
dec!5-3m J. R. Huber, Collector,
Winter shawls aud cloaks at Mitchell &
Parsons's at an immense reduction in price
New stock of shawls of the latest patterns
bought cheap and to be sold cheo, tt
Religious. M. E. Church. Morning
Tot. The fear of God is the beginning
ot wisdom. Prov. ix-10.
Evening. Text. There is a friend that
sticketh closer than a brother. Prov.
Johnson's Rheumatic compound, it is
claimed, will greatly alleviate suffering.
The proprietors, Messrs, R, E. Sellers &
li r- .,1 la 1-
riUSDUrg, fa., guarantee It as QOing
all that is claimed for it and rcccommend
it as the best rrmedy for rheumatism in
the martet. bee advertisement.
The Bal M.vsoTe. The leap year bal
manque at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
V . M. Cox last evening was a magnificent
affair. It was undertaken by some of the
daughters of our first families. That
committee discharged its duties with tact
ana aiscnminatton, ana tne result was a
gathering which must have made Mr. and
Mrs. Cox, who are new to
society, extremely pleased
Central Presbyterian Church.
Rev. J. W. Hubbard, of Fulton, 111., will
preach in the Central Presbyterian church
to-morrow morning and evening.
Rev. J. R. Findley, pastor of the Cen
tral Presbyterian church, is absent from
the city, holding a series of jnghtly meet-
mgs in Atlantic, Iowa.
The following shows the temperature
at Ins Argus Office to-day as in-
dicated bv thermometer: -
7 a. m. o below lero. 12 . 9 above zero
9A. X. 03
8 P. . 11
California Sunday Train.,
The train from California going East,via
Chicago, leaves this city, to-morrow morn-
ins at 8:20.
Also. tho train from thcEast for Omaha,
San Francisco and all intermediate points,
leaves this city to-morrow evening at 6:20.
Ahout G:30 o'clock last evening some
sneak thief entered the front door of Mrs.
Myers s boarding house, m .hggleston s
row, and toot two overcoat! wtnen were
hanging in the hall. One of them, a blue
beaver coat, valued at $30, belonged to II.
II. Standish. The other, a brown ooat,
valued at $10, belonged to C. V. Post"
clerk in Coss's shoe store. The coats have
not been recovered, but parties are suspi
cioncd. The theft was a bol 1 one, several
persons being in the parlor and others in
the dining room at the time.
The Union, in publishing the Chicago
Times report of Mr. Win. M. Cox's re-
The Inler-Orean in its report adds that J. Meredith
Davies, general passenger agent, stated that Mr.
Geo Skiiui'-r, Ki nural manager, hui time aud again
tendered $22 a cnrt the Ro; k Island railroad fur
the transportation of live stock, the road refusing
to take it, while it was Going the wo: k last year lor
The statements of these gentlemen made a
favorable immpreseion on the committee.
Exactly what the later- Ocean did say
was as follows:
Mr. J. Meredith Davies. general nussenser ascnt
of the Rockford and Rock Island railroad, rs ar.
Illustration of the outrageous discrimination, stated
thut he recently offered 27 for a certain amount of
freight to Chicago, for which the rate was last year
$15. but the offer was declined. He was secretary
of the Divenport Board of Trade, and ho knew
Davenport was not affected against Chicago.
The facts, as wc understand them, are
as follows: The regular tariff over the
C, R. I. & P. It. R. from Colona to Chica
go, on a car of stock, i3 $39.55, and the
C, R. I & P. now charges the Rockford
$30. The former rate was $23, not $22 nor
$15. The distance from Colona to Chica
go is 169 miles; and the present rate $30.
On the Rockford, for a car of utock from
Monmouth (one of its principal points) to
Colona, 52 miles, the rate is $18. 15. From
Orion to Colona, 10 miles $11.20. We do
not see that fte C, R. I. & P. can be
fairly censured for charging $30 for 1C9
miles, wheu the Rockford charges $18.15
for only 52 miles, or $11.20 for only 10
miles. The amount of business offered
has much to do with special rates, as every
good railroad man knows. If the Rock
ford had as much business to offer at
Colona, now, as it had a few years ago,
wc have no doubt that tho C, R. I. & P.
would give it as favorable special rates as
then. It requires tact, experience, influ
ence, etc. to get business for a railroad and
keep it, as well as it does to get business
for a plow factory or a store.
Court Records and books for count?
offices made in the best manner at The
In this paper will be found an article
from the Chicago Times, sent $o us by Mr!
J. Meredith Davies, . general passenger
agent of the Rockford road, with the fol
lowing note: .
''Will the editor of The Argus please make as
"much use of the enclosed article from the Chicago
" Timet as yon can, favorable to this road and lo
cality, and very much oblige, Yours truly.
J. M, IMVIKS,
We cheerfully comply with the request
Mr. Davies and give place to the en
tfl ar;.l W. ir. stritps m tint Mr
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nine Bjjceuu was uuui iub yvuidi
rssio,B """t T T
wiereses 01 uitrao wuo aru mauitgiug me
Rockford road especially so in his state
ments as to the great falling off of busi
ness, and of their inability to work with
the Chicago lines. The reason Mr. Cox
was before the Chicago board of trade at
all was a request from the officials of the
the Rockford road that he might be
th.r. Tr WM nnfnpt.nnta fnr
n , f
ivucaauru mitt iucj auui. a uuug w ix l
that meeting of so little experience and
judgment as Wm. M. Cox, who made ad
- !i.'.ii, - iT - n n,.,l olntntiianta t f , ri, V.1J oV. t.i
and unpublished, which show that he is
not a competent man to haye charge of
such large interests. Tho effect of his
speech is to show that the Rockfoid road
can not be made a paying institution unless
run in friendly connection and on equal
terms with the Chicago roads,
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Several sharp conflicts of opiuion appear
t. ,f . ' ,
f- McMullen, one ot which the limes
reporter gives only one side of. There-
I. . 1
port, as pnotea, says:
lu answer to an inquiry on the cart of the chair-
ma "f i,5J??!iS?J.TH s"c.ha,!;tttc:. o1' affttir!
roads to Chicago Ihe Chicago, Burlington &
Qnlncy; the Chicago, Kuck Islaud &r PaciUc ; aud
ttio Chicago & Alton to adopt the policy they had
toward bis road, Mr. Cox replied that it was owing
to a powerful comouiation oet ween tne three roads,
with the end m view of so crippling the finance
of the Rockford, Uock Island & St. Louis road a
to make its sale necessary, and enable the combina
tion to purchase it ;.t a small price.
Upon this statement being made, Mr.
McM alien, who is general superintendent
of the Chicago & Alton, asked Mr. Cox
if ha had noticed any anxiety on the part
of the roads he charged as being in com
bination to get possession of the Rockford,
or if he knew of any steps either of theiu
had taken towards such an end. Mr. Cox
said he had not and did not know of any
movement of the sort, and he voluntarily
added that Mr. Osterberg was a great deal
more anxious to sell than those roads were
The allusion Mr. Cox made to "tho so-
called bankrupt roads" is understood to
mean the Peoria & Rock Island,tbe Toledo,
Peoria & Warsaw, the Peoria, Pekin &
Jacksonville, tho Indianapolis, Bloomin,
ton & Western, etc., but Mr. McMullen
sharply repelled the idea that they were
fighting men cf straw, and said "It was
'idie lor the 'pool' managers to argue
that they were fighting bankrupt roads,
"for if the lines out of Indianapolis to the
'east are bankrupt, then the Pennsylvania
"company is bankrupt."
"Mr. McMullen submitted a statement
showing how he was discriminating against
points in Indiana, in favor of Chicago, in
defiance of the eranger laws. The arbitrary
rate demanded by the eastern lines has
almost entirely stopped the grain trade to
Chicago. Ihe roads from Indianapolis
are offering to take grain from points on
the Alton road to the east at 10 cents less
per 100 pounds than grain cau be shipped
tor from Chicago, lbe same roads that
the rates frora Chicago control
the rates from Indianapolis, and
are parfies to the low rates from that
noint. Iff? felt that t .lie ijhinairn hnard of
trade had the power to demand that the
eastern roads should not allow the roads
from Indianapolis to discriminate against
Chicago. Tfthey would take care of the
roads lrom Indianapolis, the western roads
would take care of the baukrupt concerns
in the interioi of this state."
It thus seems that Chicago is a good deal
troubled because all the Mississippi valiey
is not its tributary; troubled because the
people of "this locality" can find trans.
portation to the Atlantic seaboard without
going through its borders and paying
tribute to its robbing elevators and ware
houses, and whines because of the Indiana
lines, and Mr. McMullenfgives Chicago a
lick back by saying: "Yoa.Chicago,uudur
take to centrol the roads from Indianapoiis
east and we, the western roads, will take
care of the bankrupt concerns in the interior
of this state." )
And this brings us to the fact developed in
this report, viz: that the interest of "this
locality," alluded to by Mr. Davies, im
peratively demands that these Iudiasapolis
and Toledo connections east shall be
patronized and fostered. Through these
lines "this locality" has been paced-on a
par with Chicago as to cheap freight.
Without them "this locality" would be at
the tender mercies of the Chicago lines
and the Vanderbilt lines. What Jth'5
manufacturers, and the commercial men,
and the farmers,of "this locality," want U
cheap freight to the Atlantic seaboard.
"This locality" can never get that through
the Chicago railroad interests. If our
canal were built we could then hold these
Chicago roads pretty level for C or 8
months in the year and that would be a
great point gained for cheap transportation.
But a greater point still is to keep open
the Indianapolis, and tho Toledo, and the
Pennsylvania, and the Baltimore & Ohio
connections and bring those interests to
fight for business from "this locality."
We very gladly comply with Mr.
Davies's request to publish the article
from the Chicago limes, aud will do any
thing we can consistently to forward the
interests of the Rockford road. But it
seems to us that the remarks of Mr. Cox
and Mr. McMullen have done it a very
serious harm. They clearly establish the
fact that for Atlantic freights to or from
this locality" our salvation depends on
what Mr. Cox designates as "the so called
bankrupt roads," for they have put "this
locality" on a par with Chicago as to cheap
Startling Announcement. Neural
gia in the head. Paralysis of the Brain
and premature death are very frequently
caused by the use of lead and other metal
lic poisons in the hair preparations, which
have been absorbed into the system. In
the pamphlet which accompanies the
Egyptian Hair Coloring, simple directions
are given, by which any one can detect
poisons. It also contains a report of the
Motropolitan Board of Health, showine
which articles are dangerous to health.and
endorsing the above article, which is the
only safe and effectual article used. No
sediment No poisons; no stains. Is not
a dye. Address Geo. Wm. Southwick.
proprietQr,.New York P. i), box 188r
THE RAPIDS CITT MURDER,
A Viiit to the Murderess in Jail--What
She Said Her Appearance, etc., etc,
This forenoon a reporter for The Argus
called on Mrs. Nelsen, the woman who
murdered her husband at Rapids City on
Friday morning, a full account of which
was given in this paper that evening, lie
found her in the women's department of
the jail, sweeping and cleaning the room.
She is about 5 feet 8 inches tall; weight
about 140 pounds; rather good looking;
light complexion; dak hair; blue eyes;
rather small hands, wore a black a yellow
checked calico dress, and has a rather
bashful IojIT, and, taken all together, is
not a woman who would ever be suspected
of committing a cold blooded murder. She
is rather shrewd, and evaded every direct
question concerning the murder by saying
that she had tcld of that matter before.
She appears to be a woman who would be
easily influenced by those for whom she
has attachments. She speaks very good
English, aud can read and write both
Swede and English.
The following is the substance of her
answers to questions put to her during the
My came is Lmta iNelsen; l wni De z t
vears old next Mav: I came to this
country from Ilalsingland, in Northern
Sweden, 5 years ago next August. I
came to floline three years ago this month,
and was employed as a servant in the
family of J., G. Wells tor 8 mnnths. I
left his house because I was in a fam
ily way; Ansyt Tygerson was my
seducer; I think he "is now in Moline. i
left Mr. Wells in October; the child was
born in January; it was a boy. In the
following March I was married to Pettr
Nelsen; we moved immediately to Rapids
City, and have lived there since that time.
The reason I married Nelsen was. Tyger
son, when he discovered mv condition, ran
ofl, leaving me in a destitute condition, and
I married Nelsen to get a homi5, and to
escape the talk and insults of the people in
Moline- Ne!seuwould have been 43 years
old next June. He worked in Gilchrist
& Cewe's coal mines, lie was cross and
male ins vt-ry unhappy. He never struck
me. The last time I heard from Sweden
(about tvso years ago) my father, Andrew
Gaval, was stilt jiving; my mother is dead;
I have no brothers or sisters; I do not be
long to any- church; my lawyer told me not
totaU about the case, and I will answer
no qu-siions concerning it. Peter Mick
land boarded with us at Rapids City; my
husband never said anything to me about
hiui or appeared to be jealous, but then 1
know he did n t like him. My child died
iu July last. I rested well last night; I
was very tired, not having had much slee;
for several uiehts; I had been thinking
about this matter (the murder) some time
and could not sleep. Mr, llerkert is very
kind to me, and has furnished me with
snme crocket work to amuse myself with.
My husband, I think, did not have any
money. I would like to visit my home
again; I have many things there that I
will never use again and which would le
very useful to my neighbors; I wiil sooa
become a mother again; I have nothing
more to say.
When asked bcut her husband, sb'i
said: My husband, Petei Nelsen, came
to this country from Sweden about eleven
(11) years ago; he had been worsmg a
Bowles s coal batiKs before we were
married, after which we moved to Rapids
City; ha intended to become a citizen ot
the li i-.ited imitates, haying taken out his
first papers; he had often spoken of taking
out his last papers, and becoming a citizen
bur did i..t do so; my husband used to be
a h;ir ! drinker in the old country,
drat:k pretty hard before wc were married;
1 i.i'Vit saw him drunk but twice after we
were married, although he often took a
diink. .My husband was a short, heavy
set man, and a few days ago weighed 15tJ
Miikl.ind left Rapids City Tuesday
tr.i'ndna and said he was going to Moline:
h ' is ;.b ut 30 years old; good looking; I
iik1 him very well, and he always sided
wi;U tn.!. thnush not when my husband
wy.-i ur u!.d. My husband was always
crus.- i i "it would take the whole day tf
name t.vcr h;-.t .ill he was fussing about."
Yh"n asked if she would like to say
anything in the paper she said: "N .
nat s done, 13 done, ana l can t-iieip i:
Mrs. Nelsen will probably remain in jail
until the May term of the circuit court.
Messrs. Kenworthy & Beard.'ley have
been retained to defend her. The defense
wiil probably be insanity.
Ths Valandschoot Case,
City Attorney Gest receiyed, this morn
ing from Ottawa, the opinion of the su
preme court of Illinois on the Vanland
schoot case, djlivered by Judge Breese.
We doubt if there is a man in Rock Island
who wiil not stty that the opinion is exactly
in accordance with the facts in the case:
Opinion of the Supreme Court for tl,e
Nortliern Grand Division of ihe Htate of
Illinois, in a cause submitted at a term
thereof, hegun and held at Ottawa, on
Tuesday, the fourteenth day of September,
in the year of our Lord One Thousand
Eight Hundred and Seventy Five.
Present JOHN M. SCOTT, Carer Jcstick.
Sidney Bbeesb, Justice,
W. K. McAlustkr, Justice.
John Scholfuelti, Justice.
Ptknb Y II . Wai.kek, Jnstice.
Bes.tamix R. Sheldon, Justice.
Alfiie.iM. Craio, Justice,
The City of Rock Island No. 342. vs. Sophi i
C. Valaiirtschoot Appcalfrom Rock Island.
Filed Jan. 81. 1876.
This was case in the Rock Island Cir
cuit Court. The plantiff, Sophia C. Vau
lanschoot, complained of the city of Rock
Island, that a walk across Illinois street,
half-way between Washington and Eagle
streets, constructed of rough rock, brick,
and rubbish, with ruts aud holes on both
sides by means whereof the plantiff, driv
ing along the street with due care, was
thrown out and injured.
The jury found for the plaintiff, and as
sessed her damages at-thrce thousand fix
hundred and seventy live dollars
($3,675,00). The court denied a motion for
a new trial and rendered judgement on the
verdict to reverse which the defend
There is much conflict in the evidence
rendering it somewhat doubtful if the
crossing in question was in a condition eo
dangerous as to jeopard the life aud limb
of any person using ordinary care. We
are inclined to think the evidence shows
that the driver of the wagon in which the
plaintiff was seated did not use thatcaje a
reasonably careful man would in going
over a crossing with a two horsa wagon
constructed as this was. The weight ol
the evidence is he went over at a brisk
trot. Again, it is proved to our satisfac
tion the seat of the wagon which the plan
tiff occupied had no fastenings to hold it to
the body of the wagon, or, if so provided,
they wer not applied, thereby making the
seat quite liable to be thrown off on en
countering a slight obstacle.
The driyer of the wagon was plaintiffs
husband, a hard drinker vho had been
to a drinking salooD that day against the
injunctions of his wife who had
charged him, , that day. not to
drink. lie himself was the keeper of a
drinking saloon near tho city and knew
the streets as well as. a man could who
used them frequeatly, When the accident
happened to his wife, he seemed wholly
unconcerned did not offer to assist her
did nothing for her, never made a move
to help her but turned to his norses.
The plaintiff herself when she was lifted
up, carried into the house, blamed her
husband for the accident, called him care
less and reckless she further said ot him,
"you have killed me this time you have
tried to kill me, and you have killed m 3
There can be but little doubt her hus
band was in a drunken condition while
driving and drove too fast over the cross
ing. Had he driven over it as a careful
sober man would have done, the accident
could not have happened. To make the
city of Rock Island pay near four thousand
dollars ($4,000.00) uuder such circumst
ances, is not in accordance with right or
justice. The crossing was not so out ol
repair as to render it uusafe to one using
proper care, and certainly it was not so
much out of repair as to charge near four
thousand dollars ($4,000.00) against the
pitv for the nesrlitrence.
We do not ihiuk the testimony justifies
such finding. Considering carefully the
entire testimony we are -constrained to the
conclusion it greatly preponderates in fsvor
of annellants. both on the point of negli
gence of the city authorities, and on that
of plaintiff's husband, who by his careless
and recklesss driving produced thedamaa:
ing results to his wife.
The verdict should have been set aside,
a new trial eranted. Failine to allow that
motion was error and for the error the
judgment must be reversed and that the
cause remanded tnat a new trial may be
Scott, C. .1. dissenting.
I, Cairo D. inmble, Clerk ol the
supreme court, in and for t!i3 Northern
Grand Division of the state of Illinois, do
herebv certify that the foregoing is a true
copy of the final opinion of the said
supreme court in the above entitled cause,
of record in mv office.
- In testimony whereof, I have
set mv hand and affixed
' the seal of the said
preme court, at Ottawa,
fL.S.1 this 28th day of January
the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundre
C. 1. Trimble,
Clerk of the Supreme Court.
NOTES HERE AND TKSH2
For Moline column see first pae.
. California Sunday train ever tho C,
R. I. & P. road to-morrow.
Mr. C. C. More has returned from New
Yoik, and is at the Harper House.
Swan. J.Johnson cf Big Island,dicd at
1 1 o'clock to-day see,notiee elsewhere.
Quite a number of our young men
intend goiDg to the mask ball in Turner
Hall, Davenport, this evening.
The ball for the benefit of the Light
Guard Band comes off at Turner Hall this
evening. A large cumber of tickets have
Reserved seats for the lecture of
Htnry Vincent, in the Athletic Club
course, are advertised in this paper. The
fame of the lecturer should attract a large
A Davenport batik has been-sold
ag:tin. This time a Mrs. Ellen S. Tapper,
a traveling apiarist, sweetly did it by writ
ing tl e name of John Hodgdon. cf Diibu
que, to a negotiable note.
Martin Johnson, mentioned iu The
Argcs a few days ago, as being watite-l in
Davenport fur larceny, and who has been
in lull here for some days fo.- buir.2
drunk, was taken over the river this after
noon ly Ofhecr Feid ou a requij'ti on from
A special from Washington to the St
Louis RipKhlictn says: "Friends of the
centennial bill eli'iui thut it will be
promptly icported from the senate com
mittee on appropriation.", and that a care
ful canvass o' the soigite promises a vote of
forty-one in favor of the bill. They are
much disturbed o era clerical error iu the
bill which will compel it to go hack to the
house for correction, and run t ho jtauntlct
there once more."
--Mary Ann Groden, of Bowlir-g. use
IP., daughter cf Peter Groden, has for
some lime past suffered with an opthalmic
disease affecting both eyes, insomuch that,
notwithstanding she has had the best local
-uicuieal aid that could be procured, she
si.ems m tie gradually losing her sight
r. Grodcw is a poor man, not ablo to send
iitr ditugiiter to a prope- infirmary f
treatment, but the state of Illinois, by the
last legislature, made previson tor ah such
cases, at tho Illinois Charitable Eve and
Ear Iiifirmary.corner of Peoria and Adams
street-!, Chicago, on certificate of the coun
ty judge and the township supervisor of the
inability of the sufferer to pay for treat
ment. The proper papers have been
obtained and we hope the young woman
may recover her sight.
- The following list has been drawn to
serve on the third panel of the petit jury,
to be on hand at 2 o'clock Monday after
Rock Island First Ward. Jacob Rot h,
Second Ward Frank Ankrum, J. L.
Kirsch, Andrew Littiir, Johu Abter, W.
- Third Ward R. II. Vermillion.
F-urth Ward David Campbell.
Fifth Ward F. E. Wright, r
Sixth District James Field, John
Mofcue Wm. Soderstrom, James Mc
Cord, Thomas Merriman, Peter Schluter,
August Timm, Geo. Huntoon, Adam
Adlay, Wm. II. Dunker," Hans Frederick
sou, John Wison.
Coe-C. M. Wake.
Zuma J. S. Knowles.
Cordova John E. Smith, Solomon
Black Hawk A. R. Brown, Wilson
Mathews, F. Ii. Harris.
Coal Valley Andrew Paik, Wm. Kil
ling, Geo. Ml.-on.
Rural-H. W. Deal, J s. Allen.
Hamploa Jt s. B. Adiais.
EdgingtonS. U. Elliott.
The Whiteside liquor case is still on, and
Real Estate Sales,
S. F. Ilartuian to I. I. McGinnis, the
S. E.iof the S. W. i and the W. $ of ti e
S. E- 1, f sec. ?:, township 10, range 4
W Buffalo Prairie dated Dec. 30. 1874,
HEAD. On Thursday 'evening, Jan. 2Tih, 1ST0,
Clarence Wiioon, infant son of Mr. and Mm. i. A.
Head, aged 7 mouths aud 10 clays.
Funeral lrom the residence Mr, J.' U. Wilson,
on Jloliue aveune, Sunday, Jan. SO, at 2 p. n.
KELLEJi. In Hock I-land, aL 12 n. Friday, Jan.
23th.l8?(l, Begsie,yottng!t child of lir. U. M. Keller,
aged S2 month, of typhoid pneumonia, sequ-1 to
a severe attack of scarlet fever, from which ebe was
Funeral from tha reri-U nee, corner Ohli and Cr
leans streets, at 1 o'clock on Sunday afternoon.
EOYKIl. In Bowling towoelilg, on Fridar, Jan.
2Sth,18"6, of ecarlet fever. Anna yon;ieiit dan-'h-terof
William and Mary Jane Boyer,la her 14th
year. ... .
Funeral service at 10 oVock on Sunday, at the
Presbyterian Church, in Bowling. . ; :
JOHNSON. At hiu residence on Big Island, In
Biack Hawk towrship on Saturday, Jan. SUth, 17,
of softening of the brain, Swan J. Johnson, aged 52
years. : .
Funeral from the M. E. Church in Milan to-morrow
afternoon. Procession will leave the Louse at
I O'clock, Frieada are iavifcd,
Cram's Fluid Lightning acts like magic.
Ask for Prussine'a WhiteWineViuegar,
warranted pure, wholesome and palatable.
'"The ragged edge, of anxiety and de-
soair" is easily removed by taking. a few
doses of the purifying Castor Oil Pills.
Stop that distressing cold with a bottle
of Masta's celebrated Halsam. For Sale
by all druggists in Rook Hand.
Sore Throat, Cough, Cold, and similar
troubles, if sugered to progress, result in
serious pulmonary affectioos, oftentimes
incurable, l'Bmmn.slBronchial Troches."
reach directly twi seat ot the disease, and
giye almost instant relief.
Who may Marry, who not; way?
Theso irnxrta::t questions answered i;i
Da. Whit-tier's Marriage Guide,
"iO page.-!, illustrated; sent (sealed for
5;) ets. by mail. Address til T Kt. Charles
street, &t. Louis, Mo. Consultation
Free. Call or write.
Mother, would you cause your child
to look bright, cheerful and happy? If so
give the child a few of Van Deusen's
Worm confections. They act like- magic.
The life of many an innocent one has been
saved by the timely use of this truly valu
One Bottle of Peruvian Altera
tive will remove pimple or skin eruptions.
Two bottles will cure liver complaint, loss
of appetita, or debility, and three to five
bottles will cure scrofulous or vcnerial
taint,' rheumatism, tumors of the blood
Crumb's Peruvian Alterative is the
greatest tonic and blood purifier ever dis
covered. Sold by all druggists.
Poisoned Candies. Colored candies are
not the only confections which are liabl
to poison. Uoth white and colored worm
candies frenuently c mtaia calomel and
other injurious minerals. L-,yc-ick's Worm
Killer is perfectly sale, entirely vegetable.
ana more onectuai in an any worm canuv
Ask lor Jjaycock s n onu
all druggists. Twenty ti -e
Kil!: r Sold by
cents a bottle.
A Family Rrmedy. "Coo's Cough
Balsam." These have become household
word with very many families, and the
merits of the article justly entitled it too'ir
confidence and patronaee. some are testi
ijing that it has actually cured them of
consumption. It is no doubt the consum
tive's best friend, while for coughs, hoarse
ness, and kiaared troubles it has no equal
The cures made every aay oy Freligh's
Remedy are really wonderful. Magic is
the odIv word to express the action of thif
truly invaluable medicine. Everybody
that onc3 uses it experiences relief, and not
only .continues to use it himselr.but rccom
mends it to his friends. If you are sutler
mg lrom JNeuralsia or liheuruatism. send
at once for a bottle and try it. Druggists
generally sell it.
Ladies throughout the American and
European Coutinpnt3 have testified to the
excellent remedial virtues of Pozzoui
Medicated C-'mplection- Powder. I
imparts to the i-Wn a beautiful transparent
whiteness, makes it delicately soft and
smooth, removes freekles,tau, and allays a
irritation. Sold wholesale and retail by
J. A. i oxz ;r., cd. Louis, Mo., and by Jv
Breunert. Ktnil Kcehler, C. Speidel, and
Beascr & ! ii'-iuas, Rock Island.
A. humorous rrenchman said m des
cribicg rhetn.iatism'and gout: '"Place your
joint in a vi.-e, turn the screw tnl you can
bear it t.o i uger; that gives you an idea
of rheumatism; now give the instrument
one t; "to turn and you have gout
lvheun. i'i.-ia can be cured bv the early
and iui.'isfu! use -of Renne's Pain Killing
Magic (ii!, and iu fact it is good to cure
any kind of paia or lameness. Sold by
DruggWts and Grocers.
Knui:i:.s Astiiama fASTiLEs have,
without afv puffing or extravagant prom
ise, quielly worn their way to public favor,
andaow are a Hording sure relief to thou
sands. Their grateful odor and quick ef
fect render ih!u peculiarly acceptable, as
the palic-ui is relieved from the most dis
fyiupfotiis while inhaling a de
! ci I'ltno. i'li .-e 40 cents by mail.
a Co. ChaWe? ion. Mass. I0-2o
Meuciiant's Garbling Oil. Th:s
very ii:HMu! article i- now receiving the
very hL'hv'st commendations from the
i rt ks. ur.d n,ul'it!;d( j i f witnesses who
havi! tvstcd its t-ffieucy It is considered
as one t' thu v ry Us-t remedies and iu its
rt lii!-:ui, purili. d state it is regarded as one
of the iiji-st powerful liidments lor the re-may.-il
nf rheutuatiMt:, neuralgia, and the
suffei inifs urisiiijr from sprained joints,
bruise, Hc-Amer C. W.) Tinux,
Fvl). '!' 1857.
I'osiiirrhj cm also'Bliud and Bleeding
1'ih's. l'i-iu!a, Salt Rheum, and all dis-
Skid, by the u.c of
IrciiiNO Piles is generally preceded Ly
a moisture like perspiration producing a
very disagreeable and distressing itching,
particularly at uL'ht, after getting warm
id bed. No humbug ;ss a trial will prove.
For sale by all respectable druggists.
IIossman & McKiNSTav, Hudson,N,Y.,
Sent by mail for 50 cents.
IF YOU HAVE A COUGH.
Cold, Asthma, raising of Blood or anv s.1-
fections of the Breast or Lungs, leading to
Dlt. HOUSEMAN'S GERMAN COUGH
as prepared for over thirty year Vf J. J.
Davls(now deceased) and vou :'J te sure
to find relict. Address ROSSMAN &
MeKIXSTRY, who have succeeded to the
Proprietorship, and sold by all druggists
and dealers in Mediciues. For sale by all
Druggists in Rock Island.
Sold by Avery k Tyler, Lafayettee, Indiana-
Fuller & Fuller, Chicago, w hole!
John F. Henry, Curran & Co., Whole
sale Airents, 8 College Place N. Y.
A NEW PATRIOTIC CAME.
Notel, Jolly. Social and Very Fascinating
An Illustrated Ccrd Game of the past Century ot
. , . onr National History. ,
REiitirely New in Method. Easilly learned and
J3f rice by mail, 60 cents.
MILTON BRADLEY & CO., '
50 Years in Market !
Will Polish a Stove in 5 Minutes
DIX0.YS 8T0YE POLISH
a Stove without soiling
DIXON'S STOVE P0MSO
Neat. Brilliant,1"-Last ing.
DIX0V.S STOVE POLISH
Will Polish a Stove in half the lime.
DiXO.YS STOVE POLISH
Is quick and easy to use.
DLWS STOVE P0I iSH
. Can be used on a warm Stove.
Nothing makes a kitchen bo .neat, or a parlor so
"cheerful as a well polished stove. and DIXuX'S
CAKBRUT OF IRON STOVE POLISH
will do it like charm.
Sis Millions of Package
sold in 1874 of Dixon's
Splendid Stove Polish.
NO BUST. HO SHELL.
47 Prize Medals Granted for
At every great exhibition during the past 40 vear?
Beware 01 imitations, the conntrv is full of "them
See ttiat DIXON is on the package."
EThe jrreit lalior question eolved liy Dixon's
Stove Polish which saves nearly ail the labor.
For sale by Henry Dart's Sans. Wholesale Gro
cem. Rock Island.
The Neat Housekeepers
STOVE DSESSIXG. XO DCfcT! NO S.MF.I.L!
Always soft.- lid read for use without a dKh
It w ill
and give more elegant find lastinsr lnstre, than anv
Stov k Polish ever produced. A stove can lie Cn s-"-ed
In a delicate carpet without soilinjr it. M;:i:ti
f i'-tured oiil hy a. F. liiiOWN & CO., Boston,
uu muic KurK Mini ess innnr rir .(-,.., ....
Al9 and Pcrter.
Saloon 4 Biiiiard Rooms,
No. 8 Harper House Block,
ROCK ISLAND ,.11,1,
Fine Bourbon Whiskies;
AND IM POUTED WlXEAND B BANDIES.
A:;ent for th Celebrated Joliet Ales, also l eft
Lr.o'.ch and English Alesand London Porter for sale
AL'euttor A Zeiltr'g JJilliard aud Pigeon Hole Ta
Mo .i5anuCae.Uir. 11. E. WEST t oprietor.
MERIAM & MORGAN,
Manufacturers of KeSned
pSsfd Paraffine OilonSiy.
RAILROAD AND MACHINERY
Oils end Axle Grease
LADiF.S BUY THE "GEM"
It cau he worn w ith or with
out a corsH t. pad n-lievts the
waist of the weiclit and pres
sure of the ciothiu'. Jt nev
er faiSs to please cud is re
romii!;tiied hy ell l liyri
La-ty agents Manted ir, evj
ry city and town.
Price .Ml cents.
Sample and circular m-iled
on receipt of tic: and two
Maniifactur. so! lv bv AftNOIi & ;I!ANNIS.
New llavt u. ','oiiri.
fc. -tfcjr rgfctf t t J iA
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