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THI2 ARGUS. FRIDAY, MAKCH 0, 1891.
THE BURRIS' MATTER.
The Retraction of Messrs McKown
Tfco DcpMed Mall farrier Aain .
nty Mpite ef the Stoning Paper
Again The Areas.
To Howard Wells, Poetowtcr of Rock Wand.
The undersigned do hereby withdraw
the charge that we have heretofore made
gainst Henry Burris, letter carrier, for
the stealing of a silver dollar from the
office of E. G. Prazer in the city of
Kock Island, in the state of Illinois on
Feb. 28, 1891, belonging to the under
signed. E. B. McKown. We do this be
lieving in the integrity and honesty of
Mr. Burris. and we accept his denials as
foil evidence to us of his innocence of
aid charge. We have returned to Mr.
Burris the dollar left by him at the time
the charge was made.
Dated at Rock Island, Illinois, March
5 1891. E. B. McKown,
The above is self explanatorv and would
require no comment were it not that the
Union has imagined the occasion one
Calling for one of its lectures of The
Abgtjb. In last nipjhfs issue the fact of
Mr. McKown 's complete exoneration of
Burris was extensively set forth; but up
to the time of going to press Mr. Lim
berg had not signed the card appearing
above, but on the other thand had as
late as 3 o'clock in Thk Akgus
office, positively asserted that he could
not sign it, and expressed his surprise
that McKown had done so. Later in the
afternoon too late indeed for announce
ment in the Abgus of last evening, Post
master Wells telephoned The Asgtjs that
he had received Mr. Limberg's signature
to the retraction. What influence "the'
postmaster wielded over McKown and
Limberg to bring about such a remarka
ble change of opinion. The Argus does
not pretend to know. It must be a mat
ter of great relief to Burris to know that
he has been so completely vindicated, and
The Akgus is as much gratified as any
one at the knowledge of his exoneration.
The Union's accusation that The Ar
ops intentionally did Burris an injury is
utterly false. The Argus first learned
of tbe charge against Burris late Monday
afternoon, having been advised through a
teamster sent to the office by Chris. Lim
burg for that purpose and who voluntar
ily presented the facts contained in The
Argcs. E. B. McKown was at once
communicated with by telephone anl he
acknowledged the assertion of Limburg
but refused to give any facts. Later in
the day, after The Argus was on the
press he called at this office and asked that
the matter be suppressed from that issue,
but it was too late.
It looks very much as if the Union
bad fallen into its old habit of misrepre
senting and lying and in its eagerness to
malign and falsify, it has lost track en
tirely of that incident of a few years ago
when it declined to publish a retraction
of an attack made upon a democratic
mail carrier, when presented witi it.
signed by a prominent republican. The
Union's ideas of justice and fairness are
strangely construed to suit the occasion.
If r. Kor nfitld Uiveft a Krcrptioa ia
Honor of Sir. Mary Bnford Other
Mrs. Morris Rosenfield gave an after,
noon dinner in honor of Mrs. Mary Bj
f ord, late of Florence. Italy, at her home on
Second avenue yesterday. The table deco
rations were exquisite and a beautiful
cluster of lillies of the valley was given as a
souvenir to each of the guests and music
was furnished by a mandolin band. The
following ladles were present:
8BVi lie Mary Bnford
S Ti Ed non
Hattie Bnford Charlotte Bnford
M. Bloom. Iowa City. Iowa.
Mj. tauderaon. Koci eater, N. T.
Old and New Members.
The terms of a number of members of
the board of supervisors expire after the
next township election while others hold
over another year. They are divided as
Retiring Supervisors Jaf per Forsyth,
of Cordova; Lslie Hanna, of Jotdin; W.
R. Carey, of Carbon Shff; R. A. Sroiib,
(chairman), and Gus. M. Ford, of Mo
line; Arthur Burrall and M. C. Frick, of
Rock Island; Geo. Lament. South Rock
Island; Frank Najlor, Coal Valley; John
A. Wilson. Rural; R. 8. Montgomery,
Reynolds; and Chas E. Spickler. Drury.
Hold Over Supervisors JeBae 8. Dailey,
Coe; 8. W. Woodburn, Hillsdale; L. S.
Pearsall, Port Byron. L. F. Cralle. Mo
line; James Hasson, Moline; C. 8chneider.
Rock Island; G. B. Browner, Rock Isl
and; Fred Lndolph, Rock Island; W. T.
Kerr, Black Hawk; S. W. Heath, Bowl
ing; 8. A. Hofer. Andalusia; and N. G.
Elliott, Buffalo Prairie.
Chas. Carlson, the Moline crank who
made a nuisance of himself about the
promises of M. E. Sweeney, in Edge
wood park, tbe early part of the week,
threatening to commit suicide unless
granted an interview with Linda Kelson,
Mr. Sweeney's hired girl; was beld to the
circuit court in the sum of $1,000 by
"Mother I mother I the winds are at
play, prithee let me be idle today" "All
right, sonny, bat If you are going to as
sociate with the east wind, first go and
bey a Dottle of Dr. Ball's Cough byrup."
THE BIG MOLINE SUIT.
The English tlyndieate vs . the Moline
Plow Company The Defendants'
Version or the Dlfllenlty.
The Moline Dispatch gives the follow
ing version of tbe defendants' side of tbe
suit of the American Exploration and De
velopment Corporation against tbe Mo
line Plow company:
The American Exploration and De
velopment Corporation is one of the syns
dicates of wealthy English capitalists who
roamed up and down the wilds of the
United States last summer looking for in
fant industries to purchase and foster.
They struck Moline. and made an ar
rangement for the purchase of the whole
plant of the Moline Plow company. They
were in great earnest. They were given
Secretary Bryant tell us from their
arrival in the early summer till Oct. 1 to
put experts on the company's books, to
examine the plant, and to decide whether
to accept the property at the price named
by the company. Oct. 1 they declared
themselves satisfied, accepted the proper
ty, and put up $25,000 as part payment,
the balance to be paid Feb. 1, 1891.
But on Feb. 1, the syndicate failed to
come to time, and the $25,000 was fors
feited to the company. The syndicate
asked the company to pay back this $25.-
000, but no good reason could be seen
why it should be done.
Previous to Feb. 1, one of the largest
stockholders in the company decided that
the plant was worth more than the price
nxea, and he notified tbe syndicate that
he would refuse to deliver his stock a
notification which probably amounted to
but little in lew, inasmuch as he and the
other stockholders bad signed a contract
to sell on the terms and conditions stated
HlsM Margaret IMotherJ In "Lean, the
'"-' " forsaken," Last Evening.
The most artistic and superb enter
tainment of the theatre season at Har
per '8 theatre was tbe presentation by Miss
Margaret Mather last evening of the
tragedy. "Leah, the Forsaken." The
play, which rehearses the old time Euro
pean strifes between the Christians and
tbe Jews, and tbe extent to which ibe
persecution of the latter nationaiitv was
carried, was nicely mounted and the var-
sc!en of Leonora Bradley was
The audience wa3 large tnd therefor
mcst have been a great encouragement to
Mtnager Montrose in bis efforts to pro-,
vile Rock Island with tbe best theatrical
at Tactions on tbe road. It was appre
ciative too and therefor enthusiastic in
iti bestowal of its praise from first to
Rrarhed an Agreement.
A conference was held at the Harper
yesterday afternoon between the publish
ers of Rock Island and Moline and the
committee of the Twin City Typographi
cal union and Victor B. WiliianiB, dis
trict organizer. After a friendly discus
sion of the present scale and yie rates
proposed for composition, during which
mutual concessions were made, the rates
were finally fixed at 29 cents per thou
sand ems on evening papers and 33 cents
on the morning papers requiring night
work. While it is conceded that the ad
vance is equivalent to 10 per cent all
around, this does not apply to the Akgus,
whose publisher had some time since
voluntarily advanced the price per thou
sand ems to 27J cents with the stipula
tion of waiving rings, and the new scale
therefore provides for but a half cent more
per thousand. The contract entered in
to yesterday is for a period of five years
admitting, however, of a cbacge on either
side at a certain period each year, upon
a 30 dayt,' notice.
W. R. Allen, assistant general mana
ger, H. F. Rojce .general superintendent,
and E. L. Ewing, superintendent of Illi
nois lines, all of the Rock Islaud, were in
the city today.
A new time card will go into effect on
th'eC, B.&Q. on Sundsy next. No
important changes will occur excepting
in the departure of way freight No. 1U.
which now leaves at 9:25 a. m., will leave
after Sunday at 8:50, and the St. Louis
fast freight which now arrives at 8:45o.m
will arrive after Sunday at 8:25.
Tbe cut being made by tbe C, B . &
Q in its number of employes has reached
Rock Island, four men having been dis
charged in this city yesterday. Two of
the men were stationary firemen and two
were coach cleaners. One man was also
discharged at Barstow.
. liOda-e Election.
Last evening Ucal Lodge 608. L O. O.
F., elected the following officers:
N. G. J. W. Herbert.
V. G. P. Weber.
Recording Secretary C. E Johnson.
Permanent Secretary J. E. Van Horn.
Treasurer W. B. Scott.
At the conclusion of the ceremony the
lodge was surprised by a large party of
ladies and gentlemen friends with baskets
and a fine spread was laid. Dancing fol
lowed and all enjoyed the occasion im
Ladies who value a refined complexion
must use Pozzoni'a powder. It produces
a soft and beautiful skin.
NO ELECTION YET.
Six Ballots and Nothing Nw at
Ktreeter Gets as Utah as 9H Votes bnt
no More The Door-keeper' En
ttai Miam A. Konga Eipo
are of the Ciow.
Springkield. March 6. Special.
Six ballot were taked today, the first
three of which stood: Palmer, 101;
Streeter, 1)7; Oglesby, 6. In the othr
three Streeter gained one, that of Senator
Sheridan. Craig, of Cook, moved to ad
journ, the republicans calling for a vote,
which res.ilr.ed, ajes, 107; noes. 97. Dr.
Moore teing ti k, he and Cock
rell vottd aye. Taubencck voted
no. Most of the members are paired and
will go home till Tuesday. Doorkeeper
Brown had the house
B KACTIFTLLY ADOBfJED
with plants and flowers at his own ex
An evening paper publishes a letter
from Streeter to a lawyer at Tajlorville
written De cember 2, 1887, in which he
says; "I doi't know what you have in
your heart If it has to do with tbe
coming campaign, and with the purpose
TO OVERTHROW THE REPUBLICAN PAKTT
of this state and nation, I will hear
what you nd your friends have to say
I wilt not write, bat may talk, 'private
THE COMING MILL,
The fet-! Billy Gibson has Arranged
for Between Hlne and Hmlth at
A Dubuque paper has the following:
It is now pretty well settled that a
meeting w.ll be arranged between Ed
King of Em Dubuque and a man named
Smith of Divenport. It will be more an
exhibition cf skill than anything else, t's
though tbere will be a purse of $200 that
will go to the winner. The parties will
meet in a dr.y or two at Morgan fc Shea's
to enter iatr an agreement regarding the
affair, and there i no doubt Dubuque
will witness a first class contest in
the manly art of self defense. Four
l ounce cloves. Known ia sporting
cleBas "pillows, will be used, so that
ere will ne t be much danger of harm.
je exhibition will, if tbe mayor gives
consent, take place in the Grand op-
a house o-LtGrande risk. Those in
rested in tbe matter are perfectly will
g lhnt the auho:ities shall station po
,f men in e tber place, and this should be
strrArantee lhat no desperate slugging
will take p!ai. E.i.Eiag and Smith are
willing to contest any place, either inside
or out, but ia orJer to give lovers of the
manly an an opportunity to see tbe sport.
it has been decided to have the match at
one of tbe pUces above mentioned.
Smith, wh ici Gibson is backine. has
many admirers in the three cities, who
are willins to bet everything they possess
that their man will win..
GRANTED THE FRANCHISE.
The Cannty Board Licenses Col. Nlrw
ari?s Kerry Enterprise -The Vote.
The Rock Island county board of su
pervisors granted Col. S. N. Stewart's
petition for a ferry franchise this morn
ing by a vote of 15 to 7.
State's Attcrney Sturgeon gave it as
his opinion tfcat the board had a right to
grant such franchises, and after Col.
Stewart ha.i Epoken in behalf of his pro
ject and E. I. Sweeney against it, a
vote was taken on the proposition and
resulted as follows:
Ayes Supervisors Forsvth, Dailey,
Pearsall, llama, Carey, Cralle, Ford,
Hasson, Browner, Naylor, Wilaon, Heath.
Hofer, Elliott. 8pick!er.
Noes Supervisors Woodhura, Schnei
der, Ludolpa, Burrall, Frick. Kerr, Mont
Tbe franchise is for a period of 10
years at f 5 per annum, and the company
is require! to furnish $100 bonds.
91 ay Grand Jurors.
The board cf supervisors concluded
their March session this morning and be
fore doing so drew tbe following grand
iurors to serve: at the May term of tbe
Cordova .1. L. Drenen.
Coe Jerc Pearsall.
Canoe Creel: Henry Fender -
Zuma Frid Osborn.
Port Byron Lewis Colgrove.
Hampton II. O Norton.
Moline Janes W. Atkinson, C. R
Ainswortb, C O. Erickson.
South Molint W. 8. Ransom.
Rock Island W. B Pettit, W. W
Eggleston, Heary F. Wbeelan, Robert
South Rock Island J. D. Woodruff.
Black Uawk Samuel Schooley .
Coal Valley Robert Patterson.
Rural James B. McDonald.
Bowling Robert Hutchinson.
Edgington Joseph Eell. sr.
Andalusia Benjamin Dili.
Buffalo Prair e Lewis Edgington.
Drury L. M. Seiver.
There are two particularly happy homes
on Seventeenth street Henry E. Krell
and wife, of 715, have a daughter and
Henry is correspondingly liberal in re'
membering his friends, and Ed. Bleuer
and wife, of 9Ci are proud parents of
first born son.
nltae lm im It.
I The clerks assembly held an open meet
ing in the parlois of the Keator house in
Moline last nig it, about 35 clerks and
salesladies being present, and it was de
cided to bold another meeting on Thurs
day, March 12.
Ranted Man to do yard work at
RocY jaland houiie.
A Prise to he Frond of.
. Superintendent Hatch last evening re
ceived from Paris the beautiful bronze
medal awarded the Moline public schools
on their exhibit at tbe universal exposi
tion in 1889. Tbe medal is about two
inches in diameter and twice as thick as a
silver dollar. On one side ia a female
figure of the republic franchise blowing a
trumpet, representing the proclamation
to the nation s of the world. Under tbn
figure are tbe words, "Ecoles Publiques'de
Moline." (Public schools of Moline.)
On the opposite side is the crowning of a
masculine figure, emblematic of skill,
with a wreath of laurel; also a picture
of the exposition buildings and the
Eiffel tower. Tbe raised work has a
wonderful perspective and is a rare work
of art. Moline Republican.
C. C. TAYLOR,
Firt t door east of London C'Oth
When such stocks as you find, for
instance at Folsom's, Johnson's or Ram
ser's are offered to bujer3, I don't believe
it pays ms to carry "hollow-ware."
shall still sell knives arjd forks, spoons,
etc.. but to close out wbal I have of such
articles as are rjimed be'ow, I offer tbe
prices given. These eoods are just a
good plate as roney can tjuy, and I be
lieve this is aa unuutlly good chance to
get silverware, if you cm use any of the
1 1 ea set. former price 136 00 f 16.00
includes teapot, aucar, cream ppooner.
1 Cake basket, lonner price $v.V) $6.00
1 Fruit dish. " " 17.75, f.oo
1 Four bottle (cut) caster.
former price fR.y. H.50
1 Butter dish, former price S.1.50, JiM
j 1 aru receiver, " ti 50
1 " " Vl-50. $4.50
And a number of other articles at corre-
G. M. LOOSLEY.
Chi -a axs Glam,
1609 Becond Avenue.
200.00 and Upward
For tale, teenreti on laud worth from tbroe to five
time the amount of tbe loan.
Interest 7 per cent cemi-annuallT, collected and
remitted free of cliarge
E. "W. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Sooum 3 and 4 Maxonic Temple.
KOCK ISLAND. ILL.
Liovd & Stewart,
J. E. REIDT,
Office over Hoppe's Tailor Shop,
Entrance side stairway.
Will buy, sell and manage property on com
mission, collects rents. Care and management
of property solicited. Some big bargains on
Tinware .And Housk
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
PRICES THIS WEEK.
Lamp Chimney. No. 1
1 amp Chimney. No .
Toilet Paper, per ptckare
Vanilla Extract. 4 oz. bottle
Tumblers, per et
Mce - Cream Pi cnern,
Nice G!m Water rite here
Wc lo hmve a few dozen 'nnd::n'y ii?ora"ted eirthTn ca'pador's" ffVin j tViVwctk at i:-
THE FAIR, 1705 Second Aveuu-
We have thij week received a larce lot ot -real Irlfh lir.en"' paptr in octa j and rim
mercial tou mze. raled or pliin, at oJc per pound.
KINGSBURY fc SOS, 1703 Second Avenue.
Headquarters for P.ctnre and Frami.
We Set ffiePace, Let OtliersFollow IftliBy Can
KANN & EUOKSTAEDT,
No. 1S11 ail 1S13 Second aTenue.
CCcr to tbe Public tbe mo.'t bril'.iaat line of the feason In
Lounges and Conches. I
Chamber Suit?, j
Centre, Library and
A, J. SMITH & SON,
DRAPERY, GRILLE WORK
A. J. SMITH Sc SON,
125 and 127 West Third 8treet, Opp. Uuonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
mil mm company-
IS, 314 Twentieth St.,
And Postoffice Block, Moline. ROCK ISLAND-
FINE WALL. PAPER IxelaalT agent tot tn following tlx lairert Wall rp
"SfV. Sy" "J00'?' Robert 8. Hobba oo., fi.Tlna A HaTiland,
York Wall Paper Co., and Kobert 6 rare Co.
8U OUK BPICIAUS-Wkich lncladea ail Um Art papara. PricM froa M to M per e
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Parlor Tables, Etc.