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A Happily Ill-Founded Report o
The Fas.. KxpUrer Palafuiiy In
" "'""J1 " aeieg-raana
awKieim was sent out from
Mason City, Iowa. Saturday
Chicago -and it reached this city b? press
repon vesierciay morning to the effect
a.i i.ieui. scnwatka's injuries there as
spoken of in Saturday's ARaus.had nrnv
en fatal . The report created a sensation
acre in Rock Island, where it was heard,
as no doubt it did everywhere that the
great explorer is knows, and all daw v'a
terday as the news spread from lip to lip
n was attended by anxious inquiry as to
its authenticity. An Abgus . reDresenta
tive called at the home of Cam. Bracket
Lieut Schwatka's father-in-law, early in
me anernoen and found the members of
the family as much shocked over the sur
prising intelligence as anyone. The lat
est news received by them was a telegram
rromMrs. Schwatka, late Saturday eve
ning, in effect that her husband, though
painiuuy irjured, would recover.
in a few days, but there was nothing in
the telegram to convey the least alarm as to
his condition. The announcement of the
lieutenant's death was therefore to them
as great a surprise as to anyone. There
being no telegraph service in R)ck Island
Sunday until 4 p. m., Capt. Bracken's
family waited in anxious suspense until
that time when a telegram was forwarded
to Mason City, but before it reached its
destination a message came from Mrs.
Schwatka. ThiB was shown to an A Rene
reporter by Capt. Brackett last evening,
and it simply conveyed the intelligence
that several days would probably haye to
elapse before the lieutenant couid be
moved. It was dated at 1 :50 yesterday
and there was nothing in it to lead to the
belief that a relapse had taken place in
the patient's condition.
The lieutenant seems to have been
seized with a coma as a result of a lrnents
with which he had been suffering. A dis
patch frm Mason City to the Chicago
Tribune of Saturday states that "He has
been on a lecture course in Iowa and Min
nesota and stopped off here Thursday.
It was noticed that he was not in his usual
calm state of mind. Last night at the
Park hotel he appeared to entertain a great
dread of being alone, and insisted in some
of the men sitting up with him. This
morning he arose about 10 o'clock and
started to go down Btairs. When be
reached the top of the steps he still further
lost his self possession and rolled down
the stairs until the first landing was
reached, when he bounded over the rail
ing on to the floor eight feet below. The
fall resulted in the breaking of his nose
and other severe injuries. For a time it
was thought that he was injured inter
nally, bat at this hour those symptom's
have passed away." In yesttrdaj's Tri
bune were two dispatches, one to the ef
fect that his injuries were much more
6eriousthan at first supposed, and that
two ribs had been fractured, and the
other one stated that he was sot danger
ously injured and would soon recover,
but that he had cancelled twelve of his
No later news has been received by
Capt. Brackett today.
Wm. Burton was arrested by Officer
Glass Saturday evening for intoxication.
The police Saturday night pulled the
Toboggan on Eighteenth street, and Offi
cers Kramer and Uetter arrested John
Matlock and his wife, Lou Matlock.
They will be tried this evening.
Deputy Marshal Long arrested John
Fher, John Henelterohue and Aug.
Schettman, three Belgians living in the
lower end, last evening, for boisterous
conduct drunk and fighting.
The police have been notified to look
out for Chris Woodwortb, aged 35 years,
about flye feet eight inches in height and
weight 180 pounds, dark browja mus
tache sprinkled with gray, who escaped
from the marshal at Cordova Saturday
night. He wore a light overcoat and
Marshal Miller-has been notified to look
out for Thomas Henderson, alias Thomas
LInder, about five feet five inches in
height, age 21, smooth face with bad
scar on right cheek, well dressed. He is
wanted for the shooting of a girl in Mat
toon on the night of Jan. 29.
Joseph Berkson, of this city, who has
been employed of late in different stores
in Davenport was arrested there Saturday
night at the instance of a complaint of
the Boston Btore, where he has been em
ployed as cletk, charged with embezzle
ment. He had pocketed f 3' by sending
the amount of a bill of goods to the cash
ier's desk as twenty-five cents, whereas
the amount was $3.25, and Joe put the
difference in bis pocket. He has since
confessed to the confiscation of largo
The report of City Marshal Miller for
January is as follows:
Arrests Assault and battery, 6; drunk,
8; disorderly conduct, 1; violating ordi
nance relating to hitching horses, 1; lars
ceny, 1; fugitive from justice, 1; lewd
ness and indecent exposure, 1; state
cases, 2; city cases, 11; total, 13.
Number of lights reported out, 610.
Number of tramps lodged, 41.
Ine second of the young men's meet
ings was held at South Park chapel last
Evangelist T. A. Boyer closed his meet
ings at the Christian church yesterday
Mr. Boyer's work in Rock Island has
been productive of great good.
Evangelist Miller, of Chicago, opened
hiB series of meetings at the First M. E.
church yesterday, there being large con
gregations present both morning and
evening. He is a gifted and effective
singer. Eighteen new members joined
the church. There will be meetings each
afternoon at 2:30. and each evening at
7:30 during the week. The subject for
this evening is "Future Punishment."
Two large congregations assembled in
the First Baptist church yesterday. The
services throughout were of marked spir-'
itual power, especially in the evening.
The topic of the evening was "The Way
of Salvation as Taught by God's Word
and Believed in by the Baptists." The
pastor, Rey. C. E Taylor, began his dis
course by reading the statement of the
way of Salvation as contained In the Bap
tist articles of faith, which plainly and
tersely set forth Christ Jesus as the way
and the only way. The ordinance of
baptism was administered at the close of
the sermon. The whole service was
most impressive and solemn. Preaching
tonight at 7:30 and every night this week.
In the circuit, court Friday afternoon.
judgment was rendered for the plaintiff
in the case of Rawsoa Harrington vs.
Anderson & Harrington for $3,230.37.
In the case of John Eckert vs. the Mis-
sissippi Valley Manufacturers' Mutual In
surance company, which was originally
tried to court, Judge 8mith ren
dered a verdict for the nlaintiff
for $532.32. and the plaintiff then
asked for a jury trial which was
granted with the jury as follows:
Ed. Mitchell. John Blake. Levi Sharp,
Joseph Young, Geoige Durman, Max
Kroger, Joseph Schroeder. Valentine
Dauber, SwanDahlberg, James Clark Jr.,
Charles Weyerhauser and George Sears.
A verdict for the plaintiff of $572 40 was
returned last evening. The plaintiff lives
at Mercer, Pa., and had property insured
for $800 in the Mississippi Valley com
pany. In consequence of loss by fire
he preferred his clim which the company
contested. Adair Pleasants appeared
for the plaintiff and Jackson & Hurst for
The highly entertaining comedy, "The
Private Secretary," was presented at Tur
ner hall last evening under the auspices
of the German English school. The play
was produced in the German language
before a large audience, made up of the
representative German people of the three
cities. Those who assumed the various
impersonations acquitted themselves with
an easi and conception of their respective
parts that won the well deserved plaudits
of the audience. The stage settings wire
furnished by the furniture dealers. Cle
mann & Salzmann, and were very elabor
ate and exceedingly appropriate.
A grand ball followed the presentation
of the comedy which was as much of a
success as the stage production.
The entertainment will be repeated at
Moline in the near future.
A Happy ExcurfliOniHt.
One of the happiest men on the excur
sion to Cedar Rapids was James Bumside,
one of the earliest settlers of Scott county.
He was happy because he has lived to Bee
bis pet idea of years realized. Years ago
he advocated the building of a road from
Davenport on through Blue grass and so
out into the great northwest. True this
Davenport, Iowa & Dakota division does
not extend far, but the whole Burlbgs
ton system is by it opened up to Dav
enport. During the trip he told many
stories ot the early dyB, among which
was the one about his killing a bear here
in 1835, the representation of which is
commemora'ed by the statues on the
court house. V hen the train came
through Blue Grass on the return trip it
stopped long enough for the Davenport
band to get out and play one selection for
the benefit of the people of that lively
little village, neaily all of whom were
gathered about the depot. When the
train started up the Blue Grass people
gave three cheers for Davenport and the
Burlington. Cedar Rapids & Northern
railway. Davenport Tribune.
Aanmai Haslneaa lie etinr and Klec
tloa of Oncers or the County Old
The annual business meeting of the
Rock Island County Pioneers Society was
held this afternoon in the parlors of the
Rock Island house. The following offi
cers were elected for the ensuing year:
President William Miller.
Vice Presidents D. N. Beal, David
Hawes, Gregory Brown, Lorerz) Par
menter, James Dickson.
Secretary J. H. Cltland.
Treasurer George H. Edwards.
James Hardin and wife entertained a
pleasant progressive euchre party Satur
day evening. '
A very pleasant suprise was given-Miss
Grace Knowlton at her parents' residence,
corner Second avenue and Thirteenth
street Saturday evening, it being the oci
canon of her twelfth" birthdny. About
thirty-five of her young friends assem
bled and a delightful evening was spent
in games and dancing. Rosette, the
harpist, furnished the music.
HELPING THE CLERKS.
Yesterday's Special Meeting of the
Tri-City Labor Congress.
The llarly mma Maataay Cloning Move-
nniii H8tlar4 aaa Btroas Bf
latltaa Adopted Coaiamteea Ap
i ne i n way JuaDor congress neu a
8 pec i a: meeting at Norris' hall yesterday
afternoon, the typographical anion bold
ing a session at Hillier's hall. There was
a large attendance, and remarks were
made by many delegates in favor of bush
taining the clerk's assembly in their ef
forts fir shorter hours of labor, and of
suspension of business on Sunday. The
following resolutions were unanimously
Whekeas, Certain merchan's are cir
culating the report that they are keeping
open their places of business after 6 30 p,
m. to accommodate the laboring people;
Resolved, That this Tri City Labor
congress,, representing eighteen labor
organizations, and 4. OC0 working people,
of both t exes, in the three cities, hereby
brand this statement as misleading and
false, and that the laboring people want
early doting and Sunday rest.
Resolved, That, in the name of the peo
ple we represent, sincere and hearty
thanks aie offered to those merchants
who closs their places of business on
Sundays, and at 6:30 p m. daring the
week, except on Saturdays.
It was decided also to circulate papers
m the throe cities for signatures of all
men and women who favor early closing,
and rest en Sunday, the form of the
paper to bo circulated being as follows:
In order to give employes shorter hours
of work, we, the undersigned, residing
either in R ck Island, Davenport or Mo
line. do henrtily endorse the movement
for closing business at 6 30 p. m.. except
Saturdays, and for Sunday closing; and
wm use all Honorable and lawful means
to assist tht! clerks in their humane meas
ures. Committees were appointed for the
three cities, with power to add to their
number, and to thoroughly circulate these
papers at once, for signatures of til men
and women in the three cities, and return
them to T. F. La Vtlle, secretary of the
Labor congrt 3s. 'before next Sunday, at
the London f tore, or to the Labor con
gress at Hil!i ;r'B hall next Sunday at 2 p.
m. The nasies are not to be published
or made public. The object of getting
the names is to ascertain public opinion
in regard to tie movement.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Labor congress will be at Hillier's hu'l,
here, next Sunday, at 2 p. m. Secretary
La Velle says, every labor organization is
requested to send in an official list of five
delegates, with street and house number
to each name.
Oar Publle School.
The report of Rock Island public
schools for mo.ith ending Jan. 30, and
correspanding month of last year is
Average number belonging.
Average daily attt naance.
Per cent of attend nce . . . 93 . 8
Cages of tardiness 73
Neither absent noi tttrdy 1.049
1 early enrollment 2.2es
For the night school the teachers re
port an average attendance of 51 for Jan
uary. The names of 120 have been en
rolled, but in mt.ny cases they did not re
turn tifter enrolling.
Higher Duties anil Lower Wages.
Tho city of Troy, N. Y., is the greatest
manufacturing center in this country for
shirts, collars or d cutis. The following
:lisateh from that city has recently ap
peared in the p lyicru: "Almnt 350 frirls
employed in the J. K. P. Pine factory of
the United Shirt and Qiliar company
have quit work owing to dissatisfaction
with a new when ule of rates. The other
factories of the ci mpany are not atl'ect;d
ly the strike."
8:farasthe palilislied reports show,
the' manufacturers of shirts, collars ami
ciutfa did not appear before McKinley'a
committee to ask for higher protection,
but in the general .-x-u.'uio -U; rwlnce the
.wen tie and etiaa'.UK duties o.; imports
and for otiisr parpo.ws" these manufact
urers came in for their share of iucreased
protection. Did the shirt and collar
trust "see a man" privately and get
what it wanted without a public hear
ing, which might have subjected its rep
resentativeH to awkward and embarrass
Here are the duties which the shirt
and collar trust got. Cotton shirts were
raised from 40 per cent, ad valorem to
$1.25 per dozen and 40 per cent; linen
shirt fronts and shirts wholly or partly
linen were raised from 40 iter cent to 55
per cent. Embroidered shirt fronts of
linen were raised f i om 30 ier cent, to CO
percent Collars a ud cuffs made of cot
ton bore a duty of 35 per cent, uuder the
Did law; under the McKinley law the
duty is 15 cents a dozen and 35 per cent
ad valorem. Collars and cuffs made of
linen were taxed 40 per cent, under the
old law; the duty is now 30 cents a doz
en and 40 per cent.
These duties wenj of course (riven in
order to "protect lalior." The McKinley
law has now been in operation more than
three months, and if would seem to be
about time for the girls employed by the
shirt and collar trust to feel some of the
benefits of "increase i protection to la
bor." Instead of this the trust's new
schedule of wages i so unsatisfactory
that the girls go on a strike. Does this
look like helping American labor by giv
ing the manufacturer!, higher protection?
"Long, long be nr; heart with sucn
memories filled," he remarked ae he con
eluded the painful accountof his suffering
by adding with a smile of ineffable de
light Twas Salvation Oil that did the
work of cure, and It only cost me a Quar
Shelf Oil Cloth;
Room aad Picture
HPicture Cord, Twine. Nails,
and Hooks at lowest prices.
Call and see.
C. C. TAYLOR,
First door cant at London
The Little Jewel
HAVE YOU SEEN IT !
If you want a lamp of any k'nd, it
will pay you to 6ee what I have. The
range in price is from IS cents up, and
the variety and style is just as great.
CSIA 1KD GLASS,
1609 Second Avcnne.
Lloyd & Stewart,
COLS A.6KNTS P.'H
Dun lap Hat.
By virtue of an execution and fee bin Xn eas
issued ont of the clerk's office of Ine circnit conrt
Of Rock Island connty, in the it ate of Illinois,
and to me directed, whereby 1 am commanded to
make the amount of a certain judgment recently
obtained acainst Frederick M. Bones in favor of
The McCormick Harvesting Machine comi.any.
out of the land, tenement, goods and chattels
ot the said defendants. I have levied npon the
following property, to-wit:
Lot tnree (. in blocfe three (3). in Dickson &
Young's aJditirjn to Milan, formerly Camden
Mills, in theconnty of Kocfc Island and state of
Therefore, according toeiid command I rhallev-
roue forsale at public anction all the richt, title
and interest of the above named, Frederick at.
Bopen. in and to the above described nmnertv. on
Thursday, the 2:h day of February, lMM.atlO
ci -chick a. m , at ine nortn uoor or ine court bouse
in the city of Kock Island, in the county of Kock
Wand and state of Illinois, for cash in hand, to
satisfy said execution and fw bill.
Dated at Kock Inland this second iav of Feb
ruary, A. I. WM . C. D. GORDON,
bnerin or Kock Island conntv. Illinois.
otice of Dissolution.
The partnership heretofore cxis'.inc nnder the
firm name of Brockmun A, Co., consisting of Jacob
Brockman. Hans I'aulsen. Fred Brockmaa. Daviil
Jamerson and Nels Weliedsen. is bv matnal
agreement this day dissolved, Jacob Brockmaa
ravine purchased the interest of David Jamerson
and Neis Weliedsen. The remaining three part
ners will continue in the ice business the same as
before. AU outstanding accounts B.ust be paid
to Jacob Brockman, trewnrer.
Rock Island, Feb 9i. 1891.
J. M. BE1KDSLEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with J. T. Sea
worthy, 1725 Second Avenue.
jacksox l iicp.st,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office in Rock Island
National Bank Bnilrticg, Rock Island. 111.
C. L. WALK KB.
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Ottce in Bengston's nloek. Hock leiacd. lil.
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on eood
security, make collections. Reference, U itcb
el) A Lynde. bankers. Office in PoetoQc block.
THE DAILY AUKCS.
Kewebtand. Five cents per copy.
DBS. RUTHERFORD k BOILER,
GRADUATES OF THE ONTARIO VETERNA
ry college, Vetemary Physicians anp Surgeons.
Office i Tindall'e LI very stable; Residence: Over
Asters Bakery, market square.
WM. 0. KULPi D, D, S.
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Booms 96, r, 28 and at.
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT, 1A.
Worthy your attention-Something to talk of-Somethine to tell ran- -
and neighbors about. K J"' 'l?
In order to quickly advertise our immense new line of spring and Eu
dress goods, whick have been piling up on oar connters for th past fam?
We shall introduce a novel- l'-"aJrj
sale for this week. Here is onr plan. For the six days following bei
with Monday morning February 2, to each custom-r bnyiae a dress Z
amounting to $2-00 or more, the purchaser will be ent iled to bnv tT.i;Ur
for the dress as follows: 7 x.r,
Bet lining: cambrics at 8c per yd. Waist lining 4 per yC. Bldier b.- , .
pool, button-hole t wit tic. a spJi D. tit.ff A bona best skirt bta:d i.. Pr roll, a t
ft Yds. Lining Cambric, tz,
t " Waist TiBinp, 4c.
1 Ppooi Belding S'lk, f-,
t " " Twist, lc.
Read carefully- for six days this week oniy
ju.uuv jrui new spring areas gooes.
p ace on sale this week, the nel line or dress goods It tas ever been oar please
for this department, and we wish to y that we have been peco:iarlT fortca:e io i.- V ' Z ''
".T itm, at noadvance over former price. In a few InstaLces where we I avr be l ! .
obliged to pay a slurb t advance we shall la all each eases waive the small d.fferetee to c.,..,.;"
that in each Instance the foe's v. ill po reci to ojr customer at a advance ta price.
1 hf re is always action in Crst selection. We anticipate an early rasa.
1T12. 1714. 1718. 1720 and 1722 fscosD Avtn.
ALL THIS WEEK.
Scrub Brush, tampied
?crnb Brash, r ce rewt
In China Dne w.li be Tin plates per
II aided Tea Cups and ucrr, set
tS foot Bamboo Eaels. tic.
We Lavejui-t received a few dozen toe Bamboo Easels which ro at CiC.
Also remember otfor Frames, pictures and SUtianery.
KINGSBURY & OS. 1703 Second Avenue.
We Set tlie Pace, Let OtliersFollow if mey-Caa
KAKN & HUCKSTAEDT,
No. 1811 and 1813 Second, avetue,
f Ccr to :be Pull:c the most brilliant li ne of the season So
Loune3 and Coaches
Chamter Suite, j
Centre Liesaby and
A. J. SMITH & SON,
DRAPERY, GRILLE WORK
A. J. SMITH Sc SON,
125 and 127 Wrst Tbird 6treet, Opp. Maaocic Temple, DAYENPOKT
a'I- 'A 'a
TOLL PAPER COMPANY-
312, 314 Twentieth St.,
And Postoffice Block, Moline.
FINE WALL PAPER-Excloslve asenta for the followtnriix largest Wall Pjfr
Factories: Birge A Son, Jane way A Co., Robert S. Hobbe A Co., Me vies tlaviiabd,
York Wall Paper Co., and Robert Graves A Co. ,
8EK OD R BPJEClA'uS -Which Includes all tae Art papers. Prices from J8 to Pr t"1
below other dealers.
UOW ARE THESE
New rrinftu:d..ty:i.b food..
ins, tie and 4c. ' 1
Doable w.dib dress triruta aL '., .
Dree flannels, foil K'.m wiae.su:
Henriettas ib all the bcw i-.t.r
23 and 34c. ;
FAIR, 1703 Second Avenue
I Extension Tables,
Parlor Tables, Etc.
'ITirrfifeY.VfVv.'-iOfr fta ipr
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