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THE ROOK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1890.
:, JAHNS &
Copper, Tifl anfl
PLUMBING, GAS AND
And Housk Furnishing Goods.
S :earaboat and Distillery "Work a Specialty.
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
iil5 bo p ( rented BDinng the ladies since
the riff of those elegint work and
gcrsi' ' ,. They are of Indian man
jf.n-tu-e, ftml as the product is very
ijuiiK.'. it i-1 il''iblful if we will have any
T)rn tbt Cull and mike your
wleciii .i- it wliyou want may be gone,
1703 Second Avenue.
Copper-Smithing, Sheet Iron, Gas and
Steam Fitting, Also Sewer work.
BAKER & HOUSMAN,
Opposite Harper House.
ANDERSON COUNTY SOURMASH
$2.50 Per Gallon.
KOHN & ADLER,
Removed to 219 Seventeenth Street
A Sure Cure for a Cough or Cold is
Irish Cough Syrupy
Acts quickly, is perfectly safe and never fails to cure all Lung troubles.
THY IT ' 10c 25c and 50 BtUe8-
Medicine known for all Kidney. Lung and Stomach troubles, la
Thomas' Kidney and Liver Pills.
2 "c a Battle Samples free.
-.' T T
Sleet Iron Work -
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
5 feet bamboo easels, 83c.
81IO gilt frames, glass and mat, 80c.
8x10 white and gold frames, glass
and mat, 35c.
Decorated window shades complete
with spring fixtures, 35c.
Pure Irish Linen stationery per lb.
Wall paper at cost.
1705 Second Ave.
for the Celebrated
Druggist, Bock Island.
STILL IN PROGRESS.
The Trial of A If. Evans, the Incen
otlnntttton er tbe Evidence la the
(he Carbon JI iff Caae Expert Tratl
In the trial of Alf. Evans for arson the
satire afternoon was occupied by evidence
on the part of the defense to show an in
sane streak in ttie Vandruff family from
which the defendant is a descendant on
his mother's sidf . and also such facts and
circumstances in the life of Evans which
showed a manifestation of insanity in
him. There vas only ne episode that
occurred to relit ve the tedium of a dreary
afternoon of try details, and that was
when Geo. Urifiin, an old palsied man of
seventysnine yeurs, was on the stand. Mr.
Griffin bad married a daughter of Joshua
Vandruff, the ancestor of the defendaut
claimed to be insane. He detailed cir
cumstances in the life of his father in
law from which he claimed bim to be in
sane, such as his huoiiDg around the
house for imaginary cats and dogs, and
vagaries of a like-character. Upon cross.
examination, the state's attorney endeav
ored to show that the supposed insanity
of Vandruff wa really 'the effect of hard
drinking, but the witness claimed that
these spells occurred when be had not
The first witness called was Louisi Van
druff. at present living in Rock Island,
who named Jacob Vandruff. She testi
fied to his havhg insane spells with lucid
intervals, and that in one of his spells
he committed micide by banging. His
particular insane hobby was religion and
a fear that he could not live such a life as
he ought to.
Georue Griffin, who married Vandruff 's
daughter, and Andrew West, who mar
ried Griffin's daughter, testified to acts
and conduct on the part of their wives
and al9o members of the Vandruff family
tending to sho'v an unbalanced condition
of mind in tha Vandruff family. Mr.
Griffin said that the particular form of in
sanity of his . ife was a desire on her part
to burn his clo ning. J-imes Oorbin. of
Watertown, slated that the defendant
worked for h m about three or four
months four or five years ago and from
his ponduct he thought that the defen
dant was queer to say the least, and such
substantially v as the testimony of James
Frigate, of Mf line, with whom, as fore
man of the bai n of Dimock, Gould & Co.,
the defendant worked for about two years.
The defense then introduced the insan
ity records of the county court, showing
judgments of insanity against Mrs. Reed
and Jacob Vatnlruff, ancestors of the de
fendant. E. J. Evans, the father of the
defendant, detailed acts of bis son
spells or fits hi called tbem from which
he inferred thiit his son was not mentally
balanced. John Silvia, the turnkey at the
jail, testified is to Evans setting fire to
some clothing in the jail, thus tending to
connect the piirticular form of alleged in
sanity in the defendant with that of Mrs.
Griffin. Charles Lofgren and A. A. An
gel, fellow piisoners of the defendant.
were called to detail his conduct. At first
be appeared lucid and natural, but for the
past two weel.s he has been wild and un
natural, and witnesses, eppecially Lof
gren. were afraid of bis doing them per
sonal injury. On cross examination it
was sought U show that this change be
gan to be noticed about the time his
friends and counsel came to see bim, in
sinuating tbar. his insanity was suggested
to him as the best defense he could make.
But witnesses said it was perceptible
from about the time of the preliminary
examination or about two or three weeks
It was quite late thU morning when the
court resume i the evidence in the case, so
much time being taken up by the argu
ment of th') demurrer in the case of
Eggleston vs. the Ferry Company, but
the testimony being of a formal nature
was rapidly taken.
There is no perceptible change in the
demeanor of Evan?; be is more nervous,
if anything, and keeps up a moving of
his lipg as tlough talking to himself. He
preserves a ftolid appearance as though
obvious of t ie surroundings and the pro
ceedings which portend so much to him
an indiffererce which even the noise and
excitement f Barnum's parade in pass
ing the court bouse failed to affect. The
defense called but two witnesses. Doctors
Cowden ami Sale, who testified that it
was practically impossible to determine
whether a party was insane by a personal
examination, and that it was in short very
often impossible to determine the ques
The rebutting evidence is pointed to
two phases only that of medical expert
testimony as to Evans' sanity and then to
an absence of any acts or conduct of the
defendant in his lifetime heretofore or his
ancestors from which an inference of in
sanity could be drawn of the latter
class. Benjamin Goble, the defendant's
grandfather, testified that bis wife and
his whole family, as well as Joshua Van
druff, were sane, but on cross-examina
tion be admitted that four of VandrufTs
children hid been insane, and also some
ot the descendants of those children.
Merritt Goble, his son, corroborated his
Wm. Sunblade, Milton Nelson and
Harry Dim ock.employed at Dimock, Gould
& Co.'s., t estified that when the defend
ant worke i there they noticed nothing in
him indie tins insanity, and Geo. F.
Church, ft r whom defendant at one time
worked, snid the same, but admitted on
cross examination that it was the desire
of the people up in his community to get
bim out of there.
John L)Verne and Miss Nellie Johnson,
of Moline, eloped a week ago and were
married tit Milwankee. Loverne has
another h gal wife living.
Fred. Ells, of this city, who has
been awa! ling trial in Scott county for
bigamy, vas arraigned Wednesday be
fore Judge Brennan in the district court
The charge is preferred by his second
wife, whe was formerly Miss Ida Hudson,
of Rock Island, and whom he married at
Davenpoi t on the 20th of last July.
BARNUM'S IN TOWN.
His UreittM akw Karta la Kttrk
, lalaad Thin Meralag'a ttraa Pa
rade The Varlaaa Attrartleaa at the
Barnum & Bailey's great and only
shows arrived in Rock Island tbis morn
ing and pitched tents on Twenty sixth
street between Moline and Seventh ave
nues As is always the case when Bar
num comes to town, whether in person or
otherwise, thousands of people from the
surrounding cities and villages came in
early this morning bent on seeing the
grand street parade and attending the
great Bhows this afternoon and evening.
The street pageant, the free feature, of
the various attractions with which the
famous showman entertains the public,
passed through the principal streets at
1 1 o'clock this morning. It was headed
by two heralds on horseback, a brass
band in a gilded car drawn by eight
horses next appeared, followed by sever
al open cages of animals and two bands
in gilded cars, a troupe of jubilee singers,
ten elephants, a pretty girl riding on the
first and last one of the big beast, three
more cages, & lian organ, seven camels
with riders, four camels and dromedaries
drawing a car, more cages, another band,
"SmtaClaus," and his reindeers; the old
woman and her children in a shoe; char
iots surmounted with large gilded figures
representing the characters of '-Blue
Beard," "Sinbad, the Sailor." "Mother
Goose." "Cinderella." and "Red Riding
Hood;" the whole closing with a "Cam
p&nellicon," or calliope on which was
skillfully played "Dan McGinty." and
other familiar airs.
The afternoon performance commenced
promptly at 3 p. m., before an audience
of perhaps 2.000 people. Th? first half
of the show presents a far more interests
ing entertainment for circus lovers than
any similar exhibition that has ever been
presented under canvas; the elaborate
spectacular prod uction with which the sec
ond part is made up is so truly magnifi
cent that the veteran showmen have not
overestimated the grandeur and magni
tude of their collossal show in styliog it
the grandest on earth.
Entering the mammoth tent, covering
an area of nearly two blocks, one passes
through a large and well-star'rd men
agerie, in which are exhibited splendid
specimens of almost every wild beast
that two continents afford, including a
a herd of more than 13 elephants. The
big tent is a mighty expanse of canvas
with seating capacity of 15,000. The
seats are arranged on one bide only, the
other side being given up entirely to a
monster stage 450 feet in length, on
which the spectacular performance of
"Nero; or the Destruction of Riime" is
given. In the center are three large
rings and as many pi itforius. Here is
witnessed an equestrian and acrobatic
exhibition, the like of which has never
been seen here. Frequently there were
as many as 13 distinct acts being per
formed at the same time.
The second and most interesting part
of the performance was the historical
spectacular drama of "Nero," in which
upwards of 1.2(H) people are employed.
The costumes are brilliant and tasteful
and the scenery representing ancient
Rome would do credit to a play house of
the greatest pretentions. The chorus is
adrriribly well trained and contains some
excellent voices, while the ballet, number
ing upward of 30O dancers, has evidently
been organized from the best ballet
schools of Europe. From beginning to
end the production is remarkably artistic
in every detail and reflects great credit on
the skill and intelligence of Imre Kiralfy,
under whose direction this part of the
of the performance is given.
At the night show t"e production of
"Nero" will be given first and the circus
performance last so it would be advis
able for all to go early. The evening
performance commences at 8 o'clock.
Mr. Henry Tremann returned from
Europe just in time to become a grandpa.
Yesterday afternoon a first-born son
made his appearance in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. John Tremann, and the little
stranger is regarded by parents and grand
parents as entirely beyond compare.
Go to Ilolbrook's, Davenport, for car
pets and silk curtains.
Parlor suites and fancy chairs of every
description at Uolbrook's, Davenport.
A handsome line of hook cases and
cabinets just received at Holbrook's, Dav
enport. Get your boobonnier boxes filled at
Erell & Math's. They have all the latest
An elegant assortment of dining tables.
chairs and hat racks at Holbrook's, Dav
Step in and see the nice fresh line of
Candies just received at Erell & Math's,
These cool evenings are just the times to
appreciate a good dish or ice cream, and
Erell & Math always have it.
The Crown dining ball, No. 1708 Sec
ond avenue, is now ready to furnish you
the best meal in the city for 25 cents. A.
B. Johnson, proprietor.
Mclntire Bros, have a new and reliable
kid glove cleaner; cleans perfectly and
leaves no odor.
Grand excursion to Peoria and return
Sunday, Sspt. SI, under the auspices of
the Industrial" Home association. Fare
for the round trip $ 1.50.
Concert and dancing every Saturday
evening, with good music at Joseph Hu
bert garden on Moline avenue. Every
other day in the week except Saturday
the garden is to let.
Coal miners wanted by the Northern
Mining & Railway Co., Hampton, Ills.
Price 9 1 per ton; steady work; good ac
commodations; semi-monthly pay days.
Enquire at dumps, at Port Byron Junc
tion. $50,000 to loan on real estate security.
in gums of $200 and upward, at lowest
current rates of interest, without com
mission. E. W. Hurst, Attorney at
law, Rock Island.
How is It that Erell & Math are supply
ing all the largest and finest receptions
and parties in Davenport, Rock Island
and Moline with their ice creams and
ices? The question is easily solved.
They make the best and purest and have
the largest assortment ol fine flavors to
Call and see the hand-carved bed room
suites at Holbrook's, Davenport.
COULDN'T WORK TBEM.
One of Boss Wells' Little Schemes
A Farpsse te Use the Colored Vetera
Kaoekrd Oat Last Vljchk's Heetlac
mad What Came f It.
Boss Wells considers himself a diplo
mat in political affairs. He regards him
self a general when it comes to massing
the armies of republicanism, but the boss
undertook a task- last evening which he
was entirely unable to handle. I: is a
well known fact that sinco Postmaster
Holt's appointment the colored citizens of
Moline have been endeavoring to secure
recognition in the post office there to
have one of their race made a carrier but
in these aims they have repeatedly failed.
The disappointment they were thus sub
jected to finally led to indignation, and
becoming alarmed at the probable revolt
the little bosses up in Moline placed the
matter in Boss Wells' hands, and peti
tioned him to devise a way of letting
them outof their predicament. The boss
put his wits to work and after flying
around for a few days he gave
his lieutenant, Cariier Burris, a va
cation and told bim to work up a
mass meeting of the colored citizens of
Rock Island and Moline, to select the
right kind of a man to run it and to se
cure the endorsement of measures to
which the republican party has lent its
The meeting was held last evening in the
little colored Baptist church op near the
Moline line. Jesse Hall, another protege
of the republican bosses, had been selected
as chairman of the meeting, which by the
way was quite well attended,. He called
the assemblage to order, outlined the or
der of proceedings, made himself chair
man and proceeded to run things with a!
high band when the meeting asserted it
self and elected Harry Moore secretary.
In accepting the honor Mr. Moore stated
that be desired to act understanding
und that he wanted his position clearly
defined and understood. The republi
can party, he said, had always claimed to
be the friends of the colored race, "but,"
said Mr. Moore, "you ask them for any
thing and see how they evade the ques
tion; go to them before election and you
are just a little too early; go to them
after election antr j0S.re just a little too
late. That's the way they get. around it.
The truth of it is the negro has no sBQW
with the republicans. He is a mere tool.
A Chinaman, if he had a right to vote,
would be ahead of the negro in getting
favors from the republicans."
The organization having been com
pleted. Chairman Hall proposed the ap
pointment of a committee on resolutions
endorsing the Lodge bill and without
formalities put the motion, carried it him
self and appointed the committee com
posed of Richard Terrell, Henry Burris,
Sandy Terry, Harry Moore and Ed. Green.
At this juncture Mr. Moore asked who
bad called this meeting, and if anyone but
the chairman bad any rights in the house.
Half a dozen other men were on their feet
at once, but the chair refused to recog
nize tbem. This meeting he said bad
been called for colored republicans and if
anyone was going with the democrats he
had better get out This intensified the
feeling against the presiding officer, who
was termed by Jim Lane, John Cooper and
others a dictator of Tom the Reed stripe
of boss, etc. "If the republicans want the
Lodge bill passed and are not ashamed of
it." said Mr. Moore, "why don't they do
it. Thev'e got the house, the senate and
the president. What more do they want?
Why do they need our endorsement?
They merely want to use us as tools."
"This is a scheme of Boss Wells to use
us colored people," put in Jim Lane,
"and I for one don't propose to be used
Mr. Chas. Wilson, of Port Byron, spoke
at some length. He had been, be said,
a slave twenty years in the south, and
had been a slave twenty-five years in the
north. He had alway been a republican,
but had arrived at the conclusion that it
was time for a change of front if he de
sired to be out of bondage. The salva
tion of the colored man did not lie in the
republican party. The only solution of
the colored problem was an independent
political organization without affiliation
with either of the old parties. The col
ored race was strong enongb in numbers
and influence to assert itself. It was
powerful enough in this sltte. It bad
helped the republicans in this state.
What reward hud it received at Spring
field? He believed fn getting out of
bondage, and voting as it saw fit for its
own interes .s and the welfare of the col
The meeting, after further remarks, ad
journed to a future date, having failed
entirely of its purpose, though a few of
our colored citizons had had an oppor
tunity of expressing their views of things
Beau for lbs Bp ecta? la
Safe ampatheatre seats giving full view
of carnival of boats, can be procured at
the foot of Rock Island street; tickets 50
cents. For sale at Thomson's. Fluke's
and Petersen's, Benefit Lidics' Industrial
Good seats also on sale at Harper
bouse drug store. Tickets 50 cents;
children half price. These seals are lo
cated at foot of Rock Island street in
Daven port, and are the best to be ob
Mrb. Wamworth. vCom.
Mrs. Petersen, )
The Verne Swain was in and out as
The Pilot, Irene D. and West Rambo
The Isaac Staples came down with fift
teen strings of lumber.
The J. S. Eeator. Pilot, Irene D. and
West Rambo passed up.
The stage of the water was 8:40 at
noon; the temperature 56.
The B. Hershey came down with eight
strings of logs and seven of lumber.
Wanted A practical farmer and his
wife a good housekeeper. Enquire at
this office or at 2628 Fifth, avenue, Rock
SIGNED THE BILL.
The Hennepin Canal Safe and
RIVER AND HARBOR BILL SIGNED.
The Presldeat Appeads HIsKlcaatare
Today The Great Waterway Kreai
the tiafces to the Sflsaisalpai Mew
Washington, SipL 19. Tho president
today signed the river and harbor bill,
including the Hennepin canal section for
$500,000, which insures the great water
way without further delay. Senators
Allison and Cullotn and Congressmen
Henderson, Hayes and the others, of both
houses of congress who have labored
so faithfully for tliis project, are receiv
ing many congratulations on the success
which has Anally crowned their efforts.
8. D Pace, of Coal Valley, was a caller
at the Argus office today.
Celery, oysters, cranberries- and spring
chickens at Browner s tomorrow.
Magistrate Wivill last evening uni ed
in m image Nicholas Fergle and Miss
Mr. Bert Davis, press representative of
Barnum & Bailey s great shows, called at
the Argus office this morning.
City Attorney J. L. Haas did not go to
Chicago with the other citizens on the
viaduct matter last evening. He re
mained at home to see the elephant.
The awning overBeardsley, Hod is 3 &
Company's store caught fire this morning
ana lor a lew moments created consider
able excitement. It was subdued, how
ever, before any serious damage was done.
Harry Naux. a yardman in the noner
Rock Island yard tbis morning had his
hand severely bruised while coupling
cars. He was taken to the Elm street
drug store and Dr. Plummer attended
The first load of this season's corn ap
peared on Market square this morning
and sold at forty cents. It was fine corn
and the farmer who brought it predicted
that the yield this season would be two
thirds the regular crop.
Mr. W. E. Cropper, of Chicago, is vis
iting relatives and old friends in the city.
nr. Cropper came to Kock Island in 1588
and is therefore one of the county's first
settlers, but his home for thirteen years
Das been in Chicago, lie was a brother
of the late E. C. Cropper.
Mr. Henry Enehl, living in West Dav
en part, BQOt a pelican with a shotgun
last nighw. He had the bird on exhibition
in Rork Island today. It measures 8
feet 91 inches f roin4iP Jo tip of its wings.
and 6 feet from the tTlrf.the WM to
tie tip of the tail. "
Supt. Schnitger. of the Holmes system,
has something like forty cars running to
the show grounds today, having brought
several over from Davenport and added
to the regular equipment on the blue and
red and Elm street lines, all of which
run to the grounds. Mr. Schnitger is
personally superintending the service and
has a train to the grounds every three
minutes and thus without interrupting
me regular cars, scnnitger is a bustler
when there is any business in sight.
Davenport is determined to make a final
effoit to secure the Holmes power station
wtiicn bas been definitely located in Rock
Island as the Arous bas stated on sev
eral occasions. A Davenport committee
is to be sent to Chicago to labor with the
officials of the Rock Island road to have
the coal tariff between Rock Island and
Davenport of $5 a car abated. Of course
such a proposition would net be consid
ered by the Rock Island road as it would
not only entail a loss to the road of
thousands of dollars annually, but would
he a direct and unwarranted discrimina
tion against Rock Island. Besides, the
question of cheapness of fuel is not the
only advantage that Rock Island has
over Day en port.
m a ,i
'Joit as Oood"
Say some dealers who try to sell a sub
stitute nrpnurjitinn when m onstAmAf
calla for Hood's Sarsaparilla. Do not
auow any sucn raise statements as this
induce you to buy what you do not want.
Remember that the only reason for mak
ing it is mat a tew cents more profit will
be made on the aiihatitiita Tnaiui nnnn
having the best medicine Hood's Sar-
lniiiia. ii is x ecuiiar to liseii.
A town never has a chance to return
blow for blow when a cyclone strikes it.
No. 1610, 1613 and 1614, Third Ave.,
Is the cheapen place In the county to bay Ckr
riazes, Bnfnriea, Paints, Oils, etc.
a sea ot
f 200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
' . three to five times the amount
of the loan.
Interest 7 per cent semi annually, collected ana
remitted free of caargo.
E. W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Booms B and 4 Masonic Temple,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Top Busies S7 M
Open BaxKies 40 WW
Lloyd & Stewart,
This cool weather reminds one that
warmer wraps are needed. Stockinet
jackets, fall weights, are about the
proper thing. We show an excellent
variety. Prices begin at $3.85 for a
really good jacket. Our prices range
from $3.85 to $10.50.
We show more new dress goods.
Have just received beautiful new
Parisian robes and special line of
Black Serges. New Sicilians beginning
at 60c a yard, stripes, plaids and other
Have the largest establishment West of Chicago.
DONT FORGET THE PLACE.
CLEMANN & SALZCIANU.
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos. 124, 126 and 128 Sixteenth Street,
INCORPORATED UNDER TBI TH STATS LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL
OthjB-i'j from 9 a. m. to 4 p. nu, and Swtnrday CTeninga from T to 8 o'cleck.
rga pjH- nTjfHtsreat paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Personal, Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security- .;t-.
omnia: v ,
I. P. EiTHOLDS, Pres. f C. DKNKJCAS5, Vice-Prea. a. M. BCFORB. Caaalar.
P. U Mitchell, S P. Reynolds, . o. Denkmann. John Cratwugtt. C. f . Lnde,
J. J. Beimera, L. Simon, B. W. Bunt, J. H. Buford.
Jackbob A Huaer, Solicitors.
Hr-Will heeln buelneM July 8. 18, and will
until new bank completed.
MRS. P. GREEHAVJALT
First importation of T.ATifEyp FALL HATS, an elegant
A large Invoice of LADIES' and MISSES' BLACK STRAW
A nice line of Infants and Misses Black Silk CAPS AND
SUMMER HATS at your own price.
CARPETS, OIL CLOTHS
AND WINDOW SHADES,
At prices, which like quality, we defy competion. r
We thank yon sincerely for yonr past istots, and here pledge yoa oar best e farts la taa
fntara. Oar dealings shall be characterized by promptness and the strictest integrity U
our mntoal interests.
KANN & HUCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1813 Second avenue.
BOOTS and SHOES,
THE LARGEST AND BEST STOCK
At the Lowest prices in tne three cities.
PATENT LEATHER SHOES !
For Ladies and Gentlemen.
ITanned Goods in all colon.
An Encyclopedia valued at $8.00 (riven away to each customer buying $13.00
worth of Boots and Shoes. Call in and let oa show you the book sad
explain how you can get it tree,
GEO. SCHNEIDER, Jr.,
CENTRAL 8H0X STORE, 1818 Second Amu.
ELM STREET SHOE STORE
MM Tift Avenue
We have big values la unlaundered
Please examine these shirts
Great values, alirof them.
occupy banking room with Mitchell Lraaa
G. O. HTJCKSTAKDT