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ROCK .. ISLAND ARGUS.
xun. no 92
ROCK ISLA2XTJ, ILL., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1995.
FRIGS TUBES GS3T3.
NOT FOR JOSEPH B.
Grosscup Decidedly "Agin" the
NOT THE MAN FOB THE PLACE,
Bays the Jurist la Reply ts tb Keeom
sner of tbe Directors A -Short" Seller
of Whisky Trust Stock Not Likely To Bo
Enthusiastic la Boomlis the Property
Ownership of the Concern "in the Air"
and Continually Changing.
Chicago, Feb. 5. The decision of
Judge Grosscup in the whisky trust re
ceivership case shows a wide difference of
opinion between the juiist and the di
rectors of the concern who presented
worn certificate of good reputation and
business ability in favor of Joseph Green
hut. The judge, far from agreeing with
the directors, thought. Greenhut tbe last
ninn in the world nearly who should
have anything to do with the conservation
of the property and this was largely be
cause of a confession Greenhut had mado
of a little transaction in stocks said
stocks being whisky trust stocks and
peaking of stocks tbe judge outlined a
"state of things" regarding the whisky
Who Owns the Stock, Anybowf
For evidence had been given that made
it impossible to know who owned the
whisky trust. The men in control did
not, and so rapid were the changes that
tho judge said no one did from ono day to
another. Ho said: "The admissions of
counsel upon tho hearing disclose that
but a small proportion of tho 3),0J0
shares of stock is held for investment pur
poses. Tho couusull for the directors
could recall less than lO.OOU shares, and
the counsel for the committee named but
U,OU) shares of this character. There are
probably sumo more, but the fact remains
that, tho vastly larger proportion of tho
stock is in tho hands of New York brokers
for speculative purposes, and thus subject
to such rapid mntntions of ownership
that the stockholders' list of today fur
nishes no guide and but littlo suggition
uf what it in ly be tomorrow.
Appointment of Receiver Was Regular.
"This vast issue of certificates, instead
of representing substantial ownership of
the property of tho company, is only tho
chess board upon which has been played
tho gnmo of speculative finance." Then
after saying that h sympathies were
nut with the gamblers but tbo Investors
he said that the talk of irregular receivers
was Incorrect. "It was not only tho right
but the duty uf tho clerk to keep the pro
ceedings unrevcaled until they had reach
ed their destination in theoflioe at l'eoria.
Hut this does not relievo the case of the
considerations, to somo of which I have
alrea'ly adverted, and of others of which I
shall now speak
Managers Who Have No Interest.
"It is shuwn that not only wre the
complaining stockholders without any
rnnsiileralilo interest in tho property, and
that only of a temporary charaotor, but
neither hod the consenting president or
directors any substantial interest. Tho
practical effect of the proceeding, there
fore, was to bring into the custojy of the
cjurt and away from the control of its
owners a vast proerty without invoking
upon full inquiry the independent judg
ment of the court as to tho necessity of
such a step, and at the instance of llmso
who had only a small fraction of interest
GREENHUT'S CURIOUS POSITION.
One That Made His Own Personal Inter
ests Antagonistic to His Trust.
Tho judge closed as follows: "I feel
at liberty, therefore, to look upon the case
now as if this were an original applica
tion for tho appointment of receivers and
tho stockholders were in court urging
their several preferences. Tho admissions
in this case disclose that Mr. Greenhut, at
the time of his appointment, was under
an agreement upon the Xew York stock
exchange to deliver, upon demand, 15,00(1
shares of the stock of the company, and
ho was not the possessor of any of them. In
sued a situation he could have but one
personal interest; every appreciation of
the stock amounted to a large cut Into his
H'rsonal fortune. ,
"As a receiver his duty would bo to con
nerve the property and enhance tho value;
as a privates individual his interest was to
depreciate its vslue. Under such cir
cumstances his acceptance of the receiver
ship was simply an imposition upon tho
court. Indeed, I will knowingly accept
no man as a receiver for any corporation
who Is, or has been, a siteculator in its
stocks. Private interest and olticial duty
do not well go hand in hand. Tho intcr
ot of the man is very ipt to eolor if not
overcome tho duty of the oIJiei.il. The
need of the day in corjKirato nlTairs is for
managers who havo an eye single to the
Interests of their trust. Such men will
never bo found as long as stockholders
permit them to gamble upon their securi
ties. "Ksperiaily is it the need of the day
that ulliciais who only como in omt.-vt
with these affairs by virtue of their office
thotild keep clean of any personal inter
meddling that might, even tcnotely. tend
A PALE FACE
comes from poor
hkavi. Yoor blood
neeiu to he enriched
and vitaliard. Kor
this there's nothing ia
tbe world so thor
oughly effective as
Pr. Iierce"s Ut4ien
Children who are
weak, thin. pale, and
pnny are made
t-u-omr. rlumr. rosv.
aiwl mhnst riv the " iHsroverv." It's esrie-.
riallv adapted to them, too, from its pleas
ant tastei. It's an appetizing, restorative ton
ic which bmlils up neerlea nesn and strength.
In everv Hxd- taint or disorder, if it
doesn't benefit or cure, you have your
Pr. F. V. Pi run: IXrr Sr I will say
that I used tbe Mliotl Pisco very- for my
little eirl. and she is entirely weti. I cannot
praise your medieinee to biruly. You may
it awured that you will always have my
FoatzDastcr of Ai&m, Pari Ofc. Teas,
co affect tnerr omciai conduct. The only
safe rule is to touch not with the private
fingers that which is intended only for
the official hand. For these reasons I
shall remove - Mr. Greenhut. I am de
termined so far as possible to have a
searching inquiry into the affairs of this
company, and in the interest of the con
serving and rounding up of its assets, and
for that purpose, shall name a man who
has no interest with anv official or faction
in the company and who has, by his ex
perience in a like situation, proved him
self both trustworthy and efficient. He
will be the representative of the court.
npon whose judgment the court will
"I shall associate with him one of the
nominees of tbe petitioners because of
their largo interest in the assets, and also
on account of their proposal to finance
them out of their present difficulties if
given an opportunity. I think also the
unanimous wish of tbo directors should
be recognized. They are the parties in
power and would naturally continue in
pjwer until the 1st of next April, and
they are especially intimate with the
practical workings of the distillery busi
ness. "I shall, therefore, associate with the
principal receiver a man whose appoint
ment will be agreeable to them and
whose experience as a distiller will aid in
the -administration of the trust. An order
may be entered removing Mr. Greenhut
and appointing General John C. McNulta
ind John J. Mitchell to act, along with
Mr. Lawrence, as receivers. General Mc
Nulta will be regarded as the principal
At 6 o'clock last night the tug Worford
returned. The tug made its way throueh
the ico all tho way to Whiting, Ind., and
neither on the trip to that place nor on
the return was anything seen that In any
way resembled the hull of the tho vessel.
It would have been impossible for the ves
sel to have been in open water Sunday
night and been hidden from the view of
the men on the tus yesterday. After the
return of tile tug the Graham & Morton
people announctul that they had given
np all hope of ever seeing the Chicora or
any of its crew ncain.
FIGHT OF THE BROOKLYN STRIKERS.
Obtain an Order for the Forfeit ore of the
Bkookltn, Feb. 5. The board of alder
men has adopted an order demanded by
the trolley lino strikers to forfeit the
franchises of tho trolley line companies.
A committee consisting of four members
of district assembly No. 7.7, K. of L., called
upon Mayor Schieren at his office to urge
the mayer to sign the resolution which
was pnsw-d by the board of aldermen. The
committee was acceived by Secretary
l'almer, and ho went in and asked the
mayor what he proposed to do. Tho
mayor replied: "When this resolution
comes before me on Wednesday next in
the regular way I will have something to
s.iy alniiit it. I dceline to sav in advance
what I shall do."
Secretary I'a!m"r informed the delega
tion of the mayor's answer and they then
expressed a desiro to see his honor erson
ally. Secretary l'almer informed the
mayor of the committee's wish and he
came out and reit'Tato.l tht messano de
livered l.y his secretary. The delegation
then witlidr.-w. Everything was qniet
during tho afternoon. Tho strikers liavo
been exhorted by their leaders not to
make any breach of the law and they car
ried this wish out to the letter.
President Norton, of tho Atlantic Ave
nue Kail road company, was orraigned Iie
forc United States Commissioner Morle,
charged with the violation of a I'd i ted
States statute in displaying I'nited States
mail sltrns on trrlley cars that were not
carrying mail. Kx-Judgo Morris counsel
for Mr. Norton, contended that the agree
ment of tho company with tho United
States government provided that they
must bo ready to carry mail on all trains
or cars and that while perhaps there
might havo been cars without mail
actually on them, the cars when tho sign
was put on had been engaged in carrying
Judge Moore In tho court of sessions
instructed tho February grand jury that
It would havo a great deal of work before
it in investigating the disorder during tho
past few weeks caused by the strike. Tho
responsibility of tho disorderly acts, bo
told the jury, must be placed. Law and
order must prevail, and it is the duty of
the grand jury to find out who was re
sponsible. Judge Gay nor, in supreme court cham
bers, handed down a decision on tho ap
plication for a writ of mandamus atrainst
tho Atlantic avanuc company. The ap
plication was made by James O'Connell,
a mineral water bottler, who claims to
have suffered great financial loss becauso
the company has not ojicratcd its cars as
fully as they wel operated prior to Jan.
1 1. Judge Gaynor allows the company
twenty days in which to make answer
Ik-fore a judge and jurr.
Think They Have Two Robbers.
SANPrsKV, O, Feb. 5. The police of
this city think they havo two of the five
men who blew np and robbed the Lock
wood National bank at Milan, O. They
have arrested at their homes in this city
Jib Sloughton, a saloonkeeper, and Solly
llirschlcrg..the latter of no particular oc
cupation, 'i'he bank's loss is not definite
ly known, but it is rejrtod at fcM.i'M in
cash ami 1 ,! in Ihiiius. Tho bank is
Ilonse laiatrrs and Itecoratora.
Lot lsviLLK,Feb. . The eleventh annu
al convention of the Master House Painters
and Decorators opened here this morning
at 10 o'clock in Music halL The conven
tion will bo in session three days and
representatives of tho painters' business
from all parts of the United States a e ex
pected to be in attendance. Mayor Ty
lor welcomed the delegates to the city.
Will Nat Withdraw from tbe aton.
Masmllox. O., Feb. 5. At the miners'
."onvention hero tho prop .wit ion to with
draw from t!i3 United Mine Workers was
voted down. Although this is tbe home
r President John Mc Bride, of the Un ited
Mine Workers, the district is opposed to
his faction and dissatisfied with his ad
ministration. Mall ion uld for 13,000.
LEXtNtiTos. Ky., Feb. i Wilton, with
t record of 3:1'J. a farams tr.:tng stal
lion, sold at aucikin at tbe Woodward &
Shanklin sale here to Lewis or A I ha ugh,
Df Cirrlcville, O , for 12,U, after lively
GOES INTO A RIVER.
Carload of Passengers at the
THREE LIVES GO OUT IN THE MISHAP
The Motorman fttieklng to His Post and
Being Ono of tbe Drowned Eight Oat
of the Eleven oa Board Rescued The
Accident Ou to a Moment's Carelessness
Boiler Explosion at Providence, R. L.
Kills and Wounds Thirteen,
Milwackee, Feb. 5. A trolley car of
the Russell avenue and Holton street line
ran through the open draw of Kiunickinic
bridge. The car struck endwise on the ice,
through which It plunged In the water.
The car was bound toward Bayvicw and
was pretty well filled with passengers
when the accident occurred but some ot
them were rescued without serious injury.
The ice broke tho windows of the car,
which stood on end and only partially
filled with water. The first body recoverd
was that of a woman, who was taken out
a few minutes after the arjident. The
car was in charge of Conductor Peterson.
The bridge had been opened to permit tho
passage of the fireb mt Foley, which was
breaking the ice in the Kiunickinic. The
members of tho Foley's crew rendered
valuable assistance in rescuing those who
were saved and in recovering tho bodies
of the victims.
Was One to Carelessness.
From all accounts tho accident seems
to have clearly bjen duo to the careless
ness of the motorman, but he stuck to his
post in a vain endeavor to stop tho car
which lie bad permitted to approach too
near the open draw and paid the penalty
of his carelessness with his life. The car
struck end-wise in tbe river and was sub
merged for about two-third. of its length,
the fact that it did not go to tiic bottom
of the river, which is eighteen feet deep at
that point, lieing duo to tho presence of
thick ice. This circumstance alone, it is
believed, made it possible to rescuo any of
tho passengers. The dead are: Mrs. An
toinette G. E;hman, a kindergarten
teacher in tho Twelfth district primary
school and a daughter of Professor Kbl-
man, director ot music in tho public
schools; John Kenedy, the motorman;
Mis .'hmidtkuntz, employed at the Na
tional Knitting works
The reecued were: W. P. Severy, 705
Walnut street, hand cut; A. O. Krtell, TtVt
Island avenue; It. W.Chase, 77 Fourth
street; II. Keuhn, 3e Heed street; F.
Brand, SW Grove street; Ella achltolz,
1113 Eleventh street, hurt aliout tho shoul
der; Edward Hoffmann, boards at 410
Jackson street; Miss Annie Alb, 710 Pop
Three Kilted by a MoHer Explosion.
FkoVIPEXCE, R. L, Feb. 5. The boiler
at Carpenter & Son's ico house at Masha
imng pond. El wood, exploded, killing two
men outright, injuring a third so that ho
died within an hour and woundiug ten
othiios some of them senonsty. The
names of the uead nro as follows: Fat-
rick llehir, John Hchir, Martin Decry.
F.EADIXO, .Pa , Fell. S. A sleigh load
of coasters collided with an electric car
here. Robert Wilman and Ernest Fisher,
tioys, had their skulls fractured and will
probably die. Francis Fisher was pain
It nk Dividends Declared.
Washington. Feb. 5. The comptroller
of the currency has declared dividends
In favor of the creditors of insolvent na
tional banks as follows: Twenty-five per
rent, tho Hutchison National bank.
Hutchinson, Kan.; per cent, the Na
tional bank of Pendleton, Or.; 5 per
cent the First National bnnk of Arling
ton, Or.; 30 per cent, the First National
lank of Lnkota, N. 1.; - per cent, tho
First National bank of Marion, Kan.;
l-"a per cent, trto First National bank of
Fort Payne, Ala.; 5per x-nt. the Commer
cial National bank oi Nashville, Tenn.
Claims Valuable Property.
WlLKEsn.utlSE. Pa., Feb. 5. William
Stuart, who claims to be a descendant of
William Penn, and is seeking to obtuin
possession of valuable land which he as
serts Penn bequeathed to his heirs, has
won the first step in his fight. Ho suc
ceeded in get ting four judgments in the
Luzerne county courts. They are agninst
Hugh Williams, William Freeman, B. F.
Watts, and William H. Nash, who arc in
possession of property in Plymouth town
ship. Stuart, whoso residence is in Lon
don, came here about six months ago fo;
purpose of prosecuting his claim.
Fire at McKeesport, Pa.
PlTTSBfKG, Feb. 5. An enrly morning
fire at McKeesport, near here, destroyed
the Hotel Columbia, Warren's wholesale
commission house and a three-story brick
dwelling. The lire starfc-d in tho kitchen
of the hotel and spread so rapidly that tho
guests were compelled to leave in their
nigiit clothes. One man, whose name ii
not known, the register having been do
Htroyed, is missing, and is believed t
have be-n bumel to death. The tot
loss is estimated at F75.(n.
No Setllemeut with the Soul hern Fariuc,
SAS Fkamisco. Feb. 5 No decision
was reached either by the Southern Pa
cific railway officials or the engineers at
their conference. Chief Arthur submitted
several plans but none of them were
adopted. Another conference will he held
Thursday, at which the engineers hope to
come to un amUu'olo settlement of their
Altgeld Denies a Report.
SrniSGFlELD, Ills., Feh. 5. In an inter
view Governor Altgeld said that the re
ports that he had removed the treasurers
of the Lincoln and Anna asylums because
they would not loan him money were
false and absurd.
Death of John Be no.
CoLrsrnvs. Ind., Feb. 4. John Reno,
tbo originator tit train robberies in tbis
country, is dead at his home near this
Keep your blood pare and health v
and too will not have rheumatism.
Hood's Sarsaparilla gives the blood
vitality and richncs.
LINE SHARPLY DRAWN.
Old Railway Brother oo .Is Opposed! to
the American Railway I'nioa.
Chicago, Feb. 5. The fight between tho
American Kill way union and the railroad
brotherhoods, which antedated the strike
of last summer and became more bitter at
that time because the old brotherhood
men refused to join In the strike, ho not
been softened by tho hand of time. In
stead, the feeling between the rival bodies
has become wore intense. The subject
was discussed at length by 200 or more
leaders of the Order of Railway Conduct
ors in the drill room on tho seventeenth
Door of tho Masonic temple, end an al
most unanimous expression was found in
the adoption of a resolution recommend
ing to the coming annual convention of
the grand division that the line be drawn
in the order to exclude all members who
refuse to renounce nllegiance to the Amer
ican Railway union.
There are many members of tho Order
of Conductors who are also members of
the American Railway union. The lead
ers in the meeting insisted that no man
could serve two masters; that no conduc
tor could hold a membership in two or
ganizations whose interests were inimi
cal, and between which there was a con
stant warfare. They said the avowed ob
ject of the American Railway union was
to absorb oil the railway employes of the
country and the disbaudmcut of the old
Reception to Mrs. Grant.
ST. Augustise, Fia., Feb. 5. A grand
reception was given Mrs. U. 8. Grant at
the Ponce dc Leon hotel, which was at
tended by several tliousand iieoplo, in
cluding many visitors of the hotels here,
as well as the residents of the vicinity.
The soldiers of tho Third artillery sta
tioned at St. Francis barracks, acted as a
guard of honor. Tho reception was en
thusiastic. Tho wife of tho great gen
tr.il stood for two hours shaking hands
with tho miilitindu, who thus honored
her dead husband."
Fhty Uie in a IVincli Mine.
PAUIS, Feb. 6 Fifty men nro b."licved
to have lost their lives in an explosi.m
that occurred in tho St. Kugsnil coal . it
in tho department of Saone ol Loire. Tho
work of rescuing the living and recover
ing the bodies ot the dead is greatly im
peded owing to tho fact that tho explosion
caused tho workings to collapse, tilling
the collieries with tons ot rock and earth
and great quantities of limber that had
been used lor Mipjiorts.
Kochelort a rrenenm:lkl Agitin.
PAKIS. Fed. 5 Henri Rmhefort, the
Cilitoruui jxlitifi:sii who was driven from
France ilnring the ll iulaiier episode, ar
rived ut home niter years of exile in Eng
land, being a beneficiary of tho amnesty
law resulting from the cluing.? of presi
dents and ministry. He was received by
i Jl.tiOl people who cheered him vociferous
ly. His reception was an ovation.
h. Yes! '
We keep Parks' Coujrb. Sjrup and
we tell everyone It is the best eouj;h
cure we fell". Kvervboily likes it and
we sell it on a puaranlee.. Try it for
your cold. Sold by llartz & Ullc
A cream of tartar cak'mic powder. Highest f
all Id leavening strenrtb. Lutest Vailed Stutet
CovernmtHt Food Erport.
Rotal Biking fcwBEa Co.. 10t Wall 8t M. T.
IF YOU WISH ANY
THING IX THIS LINE
We have a
Nice line of Hardware.
And complete line of
niixeu house and floor
paints, white lead, lin
seed oil, etc.
1510 Third avenue.
Hia Pr.cS on
1717 Secon.1 Ar.
20 Per Cent
Suit or Overcoat in
The House. None
The Blue Front.
leaving Rock Island February
Hth. Why not join this excur
sion to the land of
Sunshine and Flowers,
where the climate is a composite
of all delightful months. We
can insure you an enjoyable
trip over the most picturesque
routes in a Pullman Tourist
sleeper under the personal
charge of J. C. Hasmussen.
The cars bcinjr nndcr our con
trol, the traveler is secured
against objectionable company,
over-crowding and relieved from
all aqxiety regarding details of
the journey, every attention be
ing given to the
Comfort and Pleasure
of passengers. The excursions
have a two-fold object, first to
carry pcoplu to the garden spot
of this country; second, f this
decent from desolate winter into
rosy June delights the traveler,
we arc prepared to show lands in
the Santa Clara Valley, ranging
in price from $05 to $100 per
acre, of which any 20 acre patch
will yield a royal income when
planted with olives, prunes, etc.,
etc. Terms of sale one-hurth
tlown, balance on or before si
years, or if yon prefer, f 10 per
month until paid. Wc make a
rebate on railroad tickets to all
purchasers of land. For further
particulars apply to
J. C. RAS1UJSSEN
or EEIDY EROS,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
ing, Binding, Etc.
Dress Makers and Seamstresses
Attend Madame Kellogg's school of Dress
No re-fitting. No re-basting. No paste-board
chart or model, but a
Genuine Tailor System.
Such as our Merchant Tailors use. Thorough
Instructious given in the art of
Boning, Finishing, and
Matching Ornamental )
Lessons not limited. School open day
and evening. '
Ryan Block. Second Floor, Davenport
BUSH'S CORN CURE
A Positive Cure for Corns, Warts and Bunions
PRICK 25 CENTS. 'i
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can furnish testimonials if desired. Try it, and suffer no longer.
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Analytic and Manufacturing Pharmacist, Fifth Avenune Pharmacy, . 1
corner Fifth avenue and Twenty-third street, Rock Island. "J
For sale at all shoe stores. '
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