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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY. JUNE 16. 1894.
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The Press has never told of so grand and great a
money-saving chance as this. Read carefully.
Not an item that is not absolutely and unparal
leled money's worth. There will be lively sales
here this week.
DISCOUNT LACE SALE
From 8 to 12 a. m. we will place
our rntiro line of Silks, Battens,
Horbons. Irish Point, Venice,
Vnllincincs, Linen; in fart, every
piece of Lace in the store at 25
per cent off one-fourth oil reg
ular store price the bargain
The bottom drops of our im
mense lino of Lace Curt&ins.
Conic In ami s-e.
i'hndille Porteric Alwajs on
tlie lookout for bargains, we hnve
purchased from one of the largest
factories in the country a job of
lino Chenille Porteries, at a big
tarrilice. worth wore at whole.
ule than we will offer them for.
t -- i ... it...
i.uoa Bunrp v ins.
tl-33 and S5.50. New
goods, and they are beauties.
l.adie' light and dark Percale
Wrappers, tome of the prettiest
effect in the market, all made
np in the latent style, worth
t.6, onr price 9c.
The Greatest Bargain Givers.
IT WILL PAY YOD
IF IN NEED OF
Ladies', Misses' or'Chil-
Gentlemen's Shoes of Any
Description to Call on . .
Corner Eighteenth St
Undersold By No One : :
Always to the Front at the
Adams Watt Paper Co.
Where you can find the largest and finest line of
Wall Papers and Room Mouldings shown in the
three cities. If you have any fine work fo be done
there is the place to go.
Adams Wall Paper Company,
310, 312 and 314 Twentieth street
BIjjaat Store Blfftat stock la the tkras eitias.
Large and handsome collection
of choice designs and colorings
in yoke back Shirt Waists, soft
and stiff fronts, collar and cuffs
beautifully laundied, sold else
where at 1.60, our price 98c.
Just received another invoice
of 3txl8 inches, all Linen Hcnk
Towels, imported to retail at
25c, our price only 14c as long as
Sterling silver fancy buckles
wtth all silk belt, celluloid,
moire, cotton and leather. Im
mense assortment now on dis
play. Read these items carefully
A fancy whisk broom 8c
A pair silk mitts 14c
A lemon squeezer 8c
Padlock and 2 keys 5c
Scythe stone 5c
Solid steel ice pick 5c
Solid steel polished 4-tooth
ice chisel 10c
Fine bath sponge 9c
Solid steel garden trowel.. . 5o
Surprise egg lieater Sc
Genuine hunters sifter.... 14c
Fish rods 4c up
Mason jar rubbers fie aidos
1725 Second Avenue.
Low Shoes, or
HE CAN PLEASE YOU
and Second Ay.
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A JM5.W. rtlADJJi.
Sensational Development in
the Stevens Case.
DtTORTAST ITFIDAVIT SUBMITTED
Maahaha ftarcara aa Oatsldar Wu
Wllfc tfaa Jary Dariaf; Its Dellbcratloaa
That H Was IallaMcod-MoUoai ta
Sat AaMa taa Vanltrt-Tba Arraaacnia
The Stevens criminal assault case
in which the defendant wasconvictcd
at the last session of court and a
penitentiary sentence recommended
dv tne jury, took a sensational turn
in the circuit court this afternoon.
The arguments for a new trial were
started, when an affidavit signed bv
John Manheim, one of the jurors in
me case, ana subscribed ana sworn
to before George F. Koth, notary pub
lic, was introduced, and upon the
strength of this the entire jury had
oeen summoned to appear in toe
court house. From Manheim's affi
davit it appears that a man named
Stoddard had communication with
the jurv while the case was being
The affidavit is as follows:
John Manheim, being first duly
sworn on his oaf, says that he was
one of the jurors in the trial of W.
E. Stevens, for assault with intent to
rape; that after the jury was im
panneled, and before the case was
submitted to the jury for decision,
one George Stoddard was permitted
by the bailiff in charge of the jurors
to associate with them, and plav cards
with them for about three-fourths of
an hour; that after the case was sub
mitted to the jury for final decision,
and the jury was unable to agree on
a verdict affiant, and some oth
ers of the jury wanted to be
taken into the court for further
instructions, when he, affiant, was
informed by the bailiff in charge that
he could not be taken to the court;
that the jury would have to agree
either guilty or not guilty, if it
bad to stay another week. That affi
ant was ignorant of his real duty or
his rights as a juryman and sup
poses ne nau 10 agree either to a ver
diet of guilty or not guilty, and be
ing 01 that impression from the re
marks of the bailiff, he did agree to
a verdict of guilty, although be had
contended up to that time that the
defendant was not guilty of assault
with intent to commit rape."
Geo roe F. Koth, Notary Public.
The affidavits of William Jackson
and G. W. Wood, attorneys for the
defense, are also submitted to the
same effect, with the exception that
Stoddard talked to the jury on May
26, and that the jury was in charge
01 iai litis.
The defense prayed npon the
Btrengtti 01 these affidavits to set
aside the verdict and grant a new
trial, but the state's attorney moved
to strike the affidavits from the rec
ords. The arguments are being
made by counsel this afternoon.
Judge Smith this morning over
ruled the motion for a new trial in
the case of Molly Burk, charged with
having in her possession counterfeit
dies. She was found guilty at the
last term of court and sentenced to
one year in the penitentiary.
MAY RETURN MONDAY.
Cable Miners About Beady t Beaama
The indications are that the min
ers of the Coal Valley Mining compa
ny at Cable will return to work next
Monday. A number of meetings have
been held the past week, and as the
backbone of the strike is conceded to
be broken ., and colliers are taking up
their picks again in various parts of
the country, those at Cable it is be
lieved will be ready for duty Monday
morning. The par car went out this
afternoon in charge of Supt. Sudlow,
and it is believed that on reaching
Cable the miners may make known
their intentions in the matter.
At Gllohrlat and Viola. Also.
If the Cable miners return, those at
Gilchrist and Viola will adopt the
A Pleaaaat fnrprlae.
A pleasant surprise party was given
in honor of Miss Hattie Ocoboch at
her home on Twelfth street between
Eighth and Ninth avenues Thursday
evening, where about twenty couples
of her friends came laden with good
things, and the evening was most
enjoyably spent in music and games.
The following were present:
Nellie Kttr. Brts'e 'Olonit,
(ie'tie -rard. Mamie Kiar,
Lola Boli. TLarkin,
B'tdie Camw, Folly D inninp.
Hattlit Ocobofh, Biwia H h-idaon,
Am a MotitnnU. Hula Bhieldft,
Bartha Mlaaald. M nnle Cammcr,
Lottie Z itler, Bada smellier,
ora Gal r..
A Hi rt cchneP, Oacar Hild' br ;od.
Willie Rennet. Penilnui 1 Senna 1,
BealRlehwt. Barry H'OCMIer,
Taoataa Dunning, Fred Coyne.
Tata UendenoB, Frank Archer,
Joarph Free. I alk ! Mart.
Fred 8t ckltr. Bennie Hrllnrn't't,
Ijmfe Andcreoa. George Uellp naTeL
Puataaaatarr McKatry Coaaraaed.
M. J. McEniry's appointment as
postmaster at Moline was confirmed
by the United States senate last even
ing, and Mr. McEniry is arranging
to take possession of 'the office July
1, which is the beginningof the quar
ter in the postoflicc.
Generally fair weather, though lo
cal thunder storms are possible this
afternoon or tonight; slightly cooler
Sunday, with about the same local
F. J. Walt, Observe.
COMEDY OF ERRORS.
Uaaia Betarawa Rock laiaad Bad Peo
alared. Wan. Lost, ceat
.. jr ts is eta
l 11 aoo
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PeorUa i i I7 ggg
Jackaonefllet as , 18 17 5,4
Uaeolna 5 18 17 6U
lias Moines... 35 14 21 wi
gainer .... m w w m
The crowd which went up to Twin
City park yesterday afternoon to see
the game between Rock Island and
Peoria, wanted to see a game of ball,
but what the people saw might be
called a sooner," or without a
name." Could yon imagine a rank,
yellow game, with a rank, yellow
umpire, then, dear reader, you would
have your imagination brought into
a reality yesterday. The - errors
summed up show five for Rock Isl
and and seven for Peoria, but such
errors! All were costly and of the
rankest and most inexcusable kind.
Rock Island opened with a cipher,
but not so with the distillers. A
young gent who officiates as coacher
and bearing the appellation of Shaf
fer ana displaying original work on
the lines, opened their halt by hitting
to Harry Sonier and being put out at
first. George Nulton next came to
the bat and received an oVation such
as would swell the mavor of Peoria,
1 1 m - " , .
nau ne oeen mere, ueorge, our
third baseman of '92, doffed his cap
and took his position in the batter's
ikx, but long, silent Harry lunged
him in the slats and he went to first.
Scisler hit one to Connors at short,
but Jimmie was too anxious and
chased up after it with the result
that he had an error banked to his
credit. Mr. Flvnn, of Peoria, was.
as the barbers say, "next." and he
slammed one at Joe Cantillon, but
"Thou, too. Oh! Brutus." sav. von
should have seen him fight that ball;
well, he should have been given two
errors, but he only got one. In the
first place, he missed making a dou
ble play and in the next instance he
tailed to throw Hvnn out at first.
Verdict of the crowd: "Connors'
error was rank, but Can til Ion's was
punk." Purvis, Rock ford's '92 first
baseman, hit one down to O'Connor,
and Nulton was thrown out at home.
Well, the next gent up was Della-
hantv, a brother of the cracker jack
"Dell," of Philadelphia, and he
pushed out a S-base hit, and
Messrs. Seisler, Flynn and Purvis
came wandering across the plate.
The game was all just like the fore
going, and a description onlv recalls
memories which might better remain
deceased; suffice it' to say that the
game, as well as Umpire Ward, be
came punk, punker, punkest, and if
mere was but several more degrees
to go no doubt the participants
would have run to the end of the
string. Still, don't think there was
no redeeming features, for that In
dian, Joe Kate, was a warm dish he
kept the swine-skin' and that
wagon tongue of his red hot by
punching out hits.
Beam, the Peoria pitcher, appears
to be a man of about 26 summers,
but his actions of yesterday classed
him among 8 and" 10-year-olds. A
few years age the tip foul was an
nulled on account of tricky Mike
Kelly, Buck Ewing and others. This
year the trapping of infield flies for
the purpose of making double plays
was abolished on account of "Bid"
McPhee, Fred Pfeffer and others, but
no provision was made for the con
temptible way In which Beam played
yesterday. It was in the sixth in
ning, and Katz had been hitting at a
terrific rate, when Terrein stepped
off to one side of the plate, and Beam
threw four balls in order not to let
Katz get a hit and bring in the two
runs that Zeis brought in a minute
later. Ward, the fellow who in
sulted John Ohlweiler on his last
visit here, gave another sample of
his judgment in the sixth also.
O'Connor was called out because the
third strike hit Terrein in the
shoulder, and pretty nearly floored
him. Ward claimed it hit O'Conner.
Here is the score:
B H. ro
Sweeney nl 0
Zsi. if 1
o on'rlb .1
raze, o 1
Son-, p.. 1
OiTerrinc ..." a
Beam, p... 0
ToHla.. IS 17 K 14 fcl Tata's... 7 1 7
Rock Island 01 n 40806 8 IS
Peoria S 1 0.3 0 0 O 00
Earned runs -Rock la'an'S ; Feoria, 1. Two
base hits Kali, ; ige, Z 'Is. Nulton. Three
bane hi- Kati, Ttekhtnty. Bae on balls, Mn
ier, 2: Beam, . Htr.ick out -onier, S; Beam, a.
Hit hy atcber Bean. 1. Pa-s d baUa-Sage.
Um.lr Ward. '1 lme S :10.
At Lincoln Omaha, 5; Lincoln, 7.
At Jacksonville Quincy. 10; Jack
sonville, 17. At Dcs Moines No
Flynn is a great outfielder.
O'Connor will do verv well, thank
Rock Island and Peoria again to
morrow. Schaffcr is a monkey on the coach-
Cantillon's second base play was
miserable, but he did hit the ball.
Andrews will pitch today's game
for Rock Island, and Figgimeier for
Katz hit the ball yesterday about
like the "fast mail" passes through
That S-base drive of Katz' was the
cleanest and prettiest ever seen on
tne noma grounds.
George Nulton, the old Rock Isl
and player, is with the Peorias, and
he is the same old reliable, popular
If base ball is to be maintained in
the proper standard the ' minor
leagues, a kindergarten shonld be es
tablished for umpires, and Ward
should be given the full course of in
struction. The Peoria club is burdened with
one of those supernumeraries not
necessary to a minor league organiza
tion a non-playing manager. The
base ball mtnarar whnas nnlv dittloa
are to act big and draw a salary is
uuk an cieoiruioi success in a league
which is anxious to save all the ex
pense possible, and the Peoria gen
tleman is no more essential or orna
mental than the fifth wheel to a
coach. In order to make his own
salary he economizes by giving his
players cheap fare when away from
home, and then expects them'to put
up a good article of ball.
Official lie port of Hi a or pin PrKTa 80
In his latest report to the chief of
engineers, Capt W. L. Marshall has
the following relative to operations
on the Hennepin canal:
Operations on the Hennepin canal
comprised the excavation in the
fourth and fifth miles of the
western section which were placed in
the north and south embankments.
At the guard lock the south side of
north embankment was riprapped
and the pit puniped out. Holes were
drilled in the lock walls for anchor
ing snubbing (tost which had been
set. Aprons were put in below the
three taintor gates, and the crib work
at the east end of the lock was half
completed. During June it is pro
posed to complete the grades at lock
S6 in the western section and grate
in back of the walls; to complete the
river embankment of Milan front and
continue earth and rock excavation
fourth and fifth miles; excavate west
approach to guard lock and com
plete the crib approaches; coffer dam
area above guard lock in the river
and excavate it to proper grade;
commence building north dam on the
The First Foar Mllee.
Proposals will be asked for foun
dation of locks, culverts and spill
ways for the first four miles of the
canal. If funds on hand will allow
it, the next four miles will be adver
tised. Collegre Flnaaeca.
The new board of trustees of Aug
u stan a college meets next Tuesday in
Cable hall. The board will take ac
tion looking to the appointment of
someone to secure the proposed en
dowment fund of 250,0J0. and will
also arrange the teaching, force for
the coming school year, and will act
on the deficit of the" several churches
on the 2.Wpn t. npr p.nit. t - v.
benefit of the institution, which de
linquency now amounts to over
201.000,' which the church will
doubtless be called on to pay. The
treasurer's report recently submitted
to the synod showed the present net
value of property belonging to the
inclitntinn innlmtT.n 1...
...uu, .ul.uuui I'uuuiugs, etc.,
to be between S133.OO0 and tiu mm
The collection recently taken far the
benefit of the institution amounted
to a little over f4,000.
The Argus presents each of its
readers todav with a sonrrnir
i iurejue oriu s rair series,
Vrtltnhi liaa ,i a f wttk -A v
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lar favor in Rock Isiand. The aprioa
aut. ..bu w 1UUCD TJODU.
is not yet quite complete, but is
nuai i y hi. anu in oraer mat all may
secure the entire work who desire to,
arranircments hnve iuun m.
whereby it may be had at The Arocs
viuuuuuK room, wunoui me neces
sary formality of Rr5 Hf Fl t, I IW fi.il Twin a
Anyone receiving one of the soaven-
ii a bcui uui wnu A HE ARGUS todav
may receive the comnlete wrim
simply paying the total amount of
1. 1 ' 1 " - Mn .
me wuis. wuieu is V2.9.U, ana a bner
work of art has not been issued since
the Merry Cabbler."
The Philadelphia Times haa the
following to say of John R. Cumpson,
wuo is to appear at Harper s theatre
next Friday eveninc in "The Merrr
Cobbler" as a benefit to the Jones
'The Merrv Cobbler" is the title
of a bright, romantic comedy that
was given its initial representation
oeiore a aeugntea audience. John
R. Cnmpson, a clever dialect actor
and sinerer. made a hit in his dual
role of Franz, the cobbler, and Lena,
a German girl, a disguise which he
adopts in foiling the machinations of
the villain of the niece. Manv nf hi a
songs were enthusiastically encored.
and the musical and dancing novel
ties in which the entire company took
Dart, brntifrht mit iinatintail n
plause. The scene of the play is
iaia in new uneans. ana the stage
and the mechanical effects were skill
. . Aatkiulty tr the Faa.
The antiquity of the fan in the east,
particularly in Asia, extends far back
beyond the possibility of ascertaining
its date. In China and India the orig
inal model of the fan was the wing of a
bird and at one time was part of the em
blems of imperial authority. Wyfehing
The pleasant effect; and perfect
safety with which ladies may use the
California liquid laxative. Syrup of
Figs, under all conditions, makes it
their favorite remedy. To get the
true and genuine article, look for the
name of the California Fig company,
printed near the bottom of the paek-
A FEW COOL
It's uncomfortably warm and you ought to have
some cool underwear, a Negligee shirt, some Lisle thread
hose, and a thin hot weather coat and vest. No one is as
well prepared to offer you the largest variety of the new
est goods as cheap as
Qinon a mogenfelder.
Our Underwear Department is full to overflowing
with the best things this and foreign countries have to
offer. You can buy
The Finest American Maco Balbriggan at 50c.
The Celebrated Bon Bon French Balbriggan at 75c.
Good Netting underwear at....... 25c.
Good" Balbriggan Underwear at 25c.
Gauze Underwear at 10c, a better grade at 1 c.
Scribben's Patent Elastic Seam Drawers at 88c.
Pcpperell Jean Drawers, well made at 25c.
Hot Weather Coats and Vests in Every Shade
You Could Wish For.
The new Japanese Wash Goods. Coat and Vest for . . 2.50.
The Genuine Pongee Silk Coat W.00. Vest 1.5'J.
Genuine Serge Coats and Vests $ 4.00. $5.00 and .... 0.50.
Genuine Mohair Coats and Vests, new shades at.. .. 2.50.
Black Alpaca Coats 1.50 to 2.50.
The Finest French Washable Flannel Coat and Vest 5 00.
SHIRTS The grandest line ever seen. The celebrated
Monarch shirt collars attached or detached. Fine Goods
at 75c, 1.00. fl.25. The eagle shirt with non-shrinkable
band in cool fabrics. We will save you from 25c to 75c on
fine shirts. Our shirts are the finest made, and fit as well
as the best "Made to Order."
We show the prettiest, nobbiest Straw Hats in the town.
Simon & Uosenfelder
One Price Clothiers.
Rock Island House Corner.
A full line of ladies' Tan Oxfords, all shades and styles.
Dongola, Juliet, Princess, Southern Ties, White and
Brown Canvass Oxfords.
Men s Patent Leather Shoes
In nine different styles; also Patent Leather Oxfords
in four different styles. Tan shoes of all kinds in the
latest styles and shades.
Our line of $2 and $3 shoes can't be equaled any
where for less than $2.50 and $3.50. To be con
vinced call in and see them.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Remember that you can always find the latest styles
and largest assortment in the tri-cities at
Uason's Carriage Works
Ladies that do their own housework
or cultivate flowers will find our
Just the thing, as they not only protect the
hands, but keep them soft and white. Try
IN DRESS SHIELDS we offer great bar-
gains. The Good years Seamless Stockinet
are impervious, and can be washed or
cleaned. Also the rubber lined Zephyr and
Silk Shields in stock.
We are headquarters for Garden Hose, Reels, Sprinklers, Mack
intoshes and Rubber Clothing, Hospital Supplies and
Rubber Goods of all kinds.
WILSON, HAIGHT & CO
207 Brady Street, Davenport.
The Fashionable Merchant Tailor
Has the most replete line of new. patterns in imported
and domestic suitings in the, city.
SHOE STORE, 1712 Second Avenua
Of Carriages, Harness,
Laprobes, Whips, eta