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TH AKGUS. WEDNESDAY. AP1UL i, 1891.
May's grocery leads again.
May's grocery leads again.
May's grocery leads again.
Wild ducks and brant Browner's.
21 pounds A sugar for $1 at May's .
21 pounds A sugar for Si at May's.
21 pounds A sugar for $1 at May'e.
Nice oranges and bananas at Browner's.
20 pounds Kranulated sugar for 1 at
20 pounds granulated 6ugar for $1 at
20 pounds gronulated sugar for f 1 at
Pine apple and Edam cheese at
Irvin Cox, of Rapids City, was in the
cilv yesterday on business.
The democrats of South Rock Island
hold their caucus tonight.
Hon. H. C. Cleaveland returned last
night from a business trip to the east.
Ei-Ald. Winslow Howard has moved
on his new place la South Rock Island.
Albert Huesmg and Henry Lemburg
went to Iowa City this morning on busi
Choice cranberries, new cabbage, let
tuce, spinach and asparagus at F. G.
A strong boy wanted to learn the tail
oring business. Enquire of J. B. Zim
tner. Three little daughters of C. A. PUmon
don, of Chicago, are visiting with Rev.
No matter how particular you are Si
mon & Mosenfelder can certainly suit you
in a spring oyercoat.
The republicans hold their primaries
this evening. There will undoubtedly be
tun in mtny of the wards.
Hon. George W. Vinton is recovering
nicely from his recent illness and expects
to leave for Springfield in a few days.
Chairman Wheelan of the democratic
city committee, desires all candidates to
meet him at Turner ha)l this evening.
Herman Detjens left last night for Cal
ifornia where he will make an extended
visit in the hope of improving his health
For real comfort and protection against
this chiliy weather, a spring . overcoat
ranks foremost. Simon & Mosenfelder
No April fool joke hut a fact, that
the Crown dining room gets up a better
spread for 25 cents than any other place
in the city.
S. W. Searie has returned from Iowa
City, where he accompanied his wife and
daughter, who are to vi3it tnere for a few
Charles Donnelly, formerly night clerk
at the Rock Island house, left last nigbt
for Cedar Rapids, where he will accept a
position in the Clifton house.
Jacob Cobn. who was attacked with a
stroke of paralysis a few days ago. is
growing gradually weaker and it is
thought cannot recover.
The Moline city council has raised the
salary of the mayor from $3!X) to S500
per annum, while the street superinten
dent is to receive $800 hereafter.
The funeral of the infant daughter of
Simon Poehlman and wife, who died
yesterday of influerzi, was held from
their residence at 10 o'clocK this morning.
Lee Collins, of the C, R. I. & P.
freight office, who has been confined to
bis home for some time with the prevail
ing influenza, is reported improving.
Louis J. Slevin, representing Stuarts
Theatre company, called at The Argus
office this morning. The company ap
fears at Harper's theatre Monday night
in the "Iron Master."
The sale of embroidered linens, given
t)j the Woman's Improvement Guild of
Trinity church at the residence of Mrs.
Call yesterday afternoon, was a great
financial success, the proceeds of the fine
needlework exceeding $90.
At the annual parish meeting of Trin
ity church Monday nigbt, Benjamin Hall
sb elected senior warden. R. H. Dart,
junior warden, and Judge Lucian Adem,
Georgo Bennett, Robert Hudson. George
F. Roth, John Mager, Walter Johnson,
and H. P. Simpson, vestrymen.
The report comes from a reliable
source that the canal is about in shape to
be located in the stream of Rock river on
the north side by the watch tower, cotton
factory and Sears' mills. This will place
the harbor at Rock Island and Davenport.
No doubt thin has about settled the ques
tion of location.
In consideration of $60,000 the Rock
ford Construction company today trans
ferred their properly and plant at Sears
to the National Clay company which was
organized a few weeks ago. The change
"virtually amounts to a reorganization of
the old company, and all contracts of the
old company will be finished by the new
George Trenkenschub, formerly and
for several years foreman in Ciemann &
Salzmann't upholstering department, ha
branched out in business for himself at
number 1805 Second avenue, where be
. vlteit. any and tll kinds of work in his
will do work in carpet laying
as well as upholsterirjg.
The report of Thomas Campbell to the
commissioner of agriculture for March,
shows the comparative condition of
horses, cattle, swine and sheep to be 100
percent. Mr. Campbell also reports
hat r.o ck of tU kinds has wintered well;
that there is no fron ia the ground and
tat with a few days of tuashine farmers
farmers ill be rowing oits.
The people's mass convention at Mo
line 'ast night renominsterf D.-. P. U.
Wessel for miyor; Chares Catson for
city clerk: J. B. Oakleaf for cry attor
ney, and C. C. Waters for assessor. D.
N. Peterson was chosen for collector;
Dan W. GouM for constable; R. A.
Smith for supervisor and A. F. Vinton
and Gus Ford for assistant supervisors.
Further Tax Bonk He urn.
The following additional tnx colleciois
have turned in their books and settled up
with the county treasurer: James Scber
scbel, Hampton; J. W. Gordon, Coal
Valley; J. M. Martin. Canoe Creek; D.
A. Malarkey, Port Byron; Jos. Bowser,
Drury: Philip Fuhr, Buffilo Prairie:
Tbos. Karr, Cordova; and Geo. Bollinger,
South Rock Island. Their books foot up
Hampton Amount of levy, $3,609.50;
neimqaent,, i,434.oU; amount collected,
$7,175.03; collector's commission,
$145 50; paid up. $7,031.53.
Coal Valley Amount of lew 3 -
976.31; delinquent. $128 22; amount
collected. $2,848.09; collector's ccm:nis
sion. $56 96; paid in, $2,791.13.
Canoe Creek Amount r,f .
545 31; delinquent, $466.56; '..mount
collected. $2,078.75; collector's commis
sion. $41.58; paid in, S2.037.17
Port Bvron Amount of levy, 4,
373 26; delinquent. 503. 84; amount
collected. $3,869 42; collector's commie
sion, $77 39; paid in. S3. 792. 03.
Drury Amount of lev. $7.393 96; de
linqent. $2,040 70; am.-uat collected.
paid in. $5,251.10.
Buffalo Prairie Amount of lew,
$8,156.81; delinquent. $1,199.40;
amount collected. $6,957 41; collento-'s
commission, S139.15; paid in, $6 818 26.
Cordova Amount of levy. .5 050.37;
delinquent. $1,425.91; nmotint cnllwN-d.
$3 624 46; collector's commission. $72 49;
paid in. $3,551 97.
South Rick Island Amount of 1V7.
S5.900.33: delinquent. Si. 746 S3;
amount o UmJ. $4,153.50; co1 enter's
commis'-ion. 33 OTjpnid in. S4 070.43
Theory ami Traotlce.
Eloquent Philosopher (to assembled
grotip of contemporaries) Yes, the true
basis of human happiness, yon will find,
my fellow philosophers, consists in tht?
supremacy of the will over the desires.
and the contempt one learns to feel for
me eartn s greatest dross riches.
Chorus of Philosorkers Ah. now tmp'
Eloquent Philosopher continuing)
Now, to illustrate
Club Waiter (picking up a silver piece)
men ot you gentlemen does this dol
lar belong to?
Philosophers (to a man) Me! Kate
W 11a -W-W-T- a .
rieia s w asnington.
A Doll Season.
"Why don't you go to work?"
"There ain't much doin' at my trade
"What is your trade?"
"Pickin' flowers off er century plants."
A CERTAIN BELIEF.
Many aged people suffer
greatly with a dry, hard cough.
a painful feeling of tightness
and oppression across the
chest and a sense of a dull un
comfortable pain in the side
They carry this about year
after year, sometimes feeliDg
better and sometimes worse,
but never being able to throw
it entirely off. They fancy
that it is one of the accompani
ments of old age which they
must perforce put up with as
best as they can This i:eed
not be the cast, all of these
symptoms are simply the result
of inflammation more or less
pronounced of th- air passages
of thn lungs, and of the thin
membran- that constitutes their
lining. Thry can ba relieved
by taking Reid's German
Cough and Kidney Cure. It is
the best remedy lor old age
that wa ever discovered be
cause it is in itself stimulating
and nutritious and aids the en
fee bled digestive organs to re
gain their former tone.
For sale by al druggists. 25
and 50 cents
Sylvan Healed y Co.,
107 Main St , Peoria, I1L.
The rosy freshness, and a velvety soft
ness of the skin is variably obtained by
those who use Pezzoni'a Complexion
The Cause of a First-Class Chi
A MILLIONAIRE SUED TOE $100,000.
Trial.' and Persecution of the "evloy
Win Won the Affection of O. W". rotter'-
Fair Young l;uSlter Allegations
That, if True, Will Ciive the Defendant
a llaircl of Trouble Synopsis of the
t hai gen Upon W hich the Damage Claim
Is It tsetl.
Chicago, April L Eugene Dunnivant,
forineilya newsboy in this city, whoa
year aj.;o completed a four years term iu
in the penitentiary for theft, yesterday
began : suit for $100,000 auainst O. W
Potter, president of the South Chicago
Rollint: Mill company. The plaintiff al
leges that iu order to break up an ac
quaintance between Dunnivant and Mr.
Potter's daughter, Mr. Potter with others
conspired and secured his conviction on a
false ch irge. Dunnivant also claims that
the editor of a Chicago paper, who se
cured from him a complete statement of
his imprisonment and his acquaintance
with and friendship for Miss Potter, was
paid $15,000 to suppress its publication.
Looks Like a Celebrated Case.
In all i ts alleged details the case is one
of the most remarkable on record. Mr.
Potter is well-known and wealthy. He
lives in il luxurious residence on Dear
born avenue, and has a summer residence
on Iake Geneva, which is one of the
landmarks of that beautiful sheet of
water. Youns; Dunnivant is presented in
his declarition as the lover of Mr. Pot
ter's daug liter. He says he made her ac
quaintance when he was 16 year old and
a newsboy, selling papers on the north
side. Ol course his daughter's alleged
passion for such a lover was vsry dis
tasteful to Mr. Potter, and upon this op
position is- built up a series of charges
that are txceedingly sensational. The
first move of Mr. Potter, as declared, was
a systematic course of persecution, the
cuiet active mover in which was Police
Capt. O'Donnell, whom Potter hired for
that purpose, and it was carried out so
well that young Duuuivant had to sdl out
Order,! Out of Lake fteneva.
Dunuivant'alleges that in May, 1Sn, he
went to vis:t Alls Potter at her lather
summer reM'.L-u.e in Itke Geneva, the
ouii lady inviting lum there. His
presence beo.tniin;; know n to Mr. Potter
the latter procured Dunuivant's arret
without authority of law. and had him
imprisoned for two nights, then releasing
him and ordering him to leav., wich he
did. For a year thereafter Potter had
the young n aa watched, constautlv an
noyed and threatened, and prevented
from obtaining any emnlovnient- Cant.
O'Donnell is alleged to have been the
active agent ia this system of persecution.
ana ne maae .t a grand success.
The Crowning Conspiracy.
But the grand finale of the conspiracy
was reacneu when Dunnivant was induced
to go to Soutt Chicago with a young fel
low namea Allen and a confederate who
was made up ro resemble Duunivanc A
charge was cooked up that Allen had
stolen some clothes and other property
and Allen was arrested. In prosecution
ot toe plot Alli-n accused Duuuivaut of the
theft, uud he v as arrested also. Then Al
len was let off with a short term iu the
house of correction, whiie Dunnivant was
sent to penit-n .iary for four years, all as
part of said cotspiracy. It is also alleged
that Miss Pottt-r employed eouusel to de
fend her lover; that Duunivaut was urged
to plead guilty and take a light punish
meut, but ue refused to do so, aud was
duly sent to the penitentiary.
An Attempt lo Kill flim.
Dunnivant wt.s taken to the peniten
tiary t eb. 9, 1S87, and as soon as he was
there was put a; work he bad not the
physical strengt'i to perform, the impli
cation being that the purpose was that he
should not leave prison alive. Conse
quently he becacie a physical wreck, and
it is for this in p.irt that he asksdamages,
as he is unable to perform manual labor.
He would have died, he says, had not De
tective John Honfield interceded with
the warden for him and obtained him
lighter employment. While The Chicago
Times was under control of James J.
"West, Dunnivant says, the paper heard oi
the case and sent a reporter to Interview
the prisoner, premising to publish the
facts, and the interview was suppressed
in consideration o' $15,000 paid to West by
Tried to Ms.ke Him Confess.
Dunnivant fun her alleges that in
August, 138, James Hutchins, son-in-law
of Mr. Potter, went to Joliet to see
Dunnivaut aud further consummate the
conspiracy. Hutcaius tried to induce the
prisoner to siijn a writteu cou.e4.M0n of
his guilt, and that he should not talk to
reporters about the case. Hutchins
agreed on his part that Potter wojld
withdraw his opposition to plaintiff being
pardoned, and Hutchius also . promised
that Potter's son wujd go to the governor
aud have him pardoned. Eugene refused
to sigu any paper whatever acknovvledg
ing guilt and deel; tied to accept any of
the propositions offered by Hutchins.
TALKS WITH OTHERS INTERESTED.
Dunnivant' Counsel aud Detective lion,
Representative More, of Kaukakee, is
counsel for Dunuivaut. He says he has
worked ou the case since August, lSSa.
He continued: "I l ook this matter up
solely from a desire to see justice done. Il
the facts are as stated, and I believe tbey
are. it is one of the most outrageous aud
scandalous perversions of justice evei
perpetrated. I have had the matter care
fully investigated by detectives, and
from what I can learn from them and
from the boy and his mother I am posi
tive we have a good cae. I have taken
care of the lioy and stnt whero he can not
be reached by those who have an object iu
getting rid of him."
What Detective Eonfield Knows.
"My association wkh this Dunnivant
matter," said Capt. John Bon field, "came
about through my fight with The Times.
One of my attorneys, in lookiug about,
ran across either ono or two notes ot
West's and The Times, indorsed by O. W.
Potter. I think there were .two notes for
$10,000 each, but there may have been but
one. It bad been proposed that my differ
ences with The Times people be submit
ted to an arbitration cemmitte, of which
committee Mr. Q. W. Potter was sug
gested as member. Katurally I rather
wonder what the relations of Mr. Potter
and The Times might be. I, of coarse,
trat not disposed to let anything that had
my promise of furnishing me with ammu
uition against Tha Times go by, so 1 con
cluded to look this up a little.
Weut to See Dunnivant.
"I bad heard this story ubout younjj
Duunivant materially as you state if.. I
knew nothing alout it but rumor, but I
thought it would do no harm to look it up
a little. I found young Dunnivant at
Joliet. He is a rather slight, frail-looking
boy, and he looked to me to be in very
poor health much, in fact, like a con
sumptive jet bo was kept at exceedingly
hard, exacting work. He made to tue the
charge which you say is contained in the
bill namely, that bivtory had been sup
pressed. Ot course, it was a delicate mat
ter. I never discovered any legal evi
dence in support of the charge and
dropped the thing there, except that I
procured more bumaue employment for
Dunnivant. Xo, I know nothing what
ever of the merits of Dunnivant' case
against Mr. Potter. I never had occasion
to investigate it."
The iirl In the Case.
Which one of Mr. Potter's daughters is
the "woman in the case" is not certainly
known. His eldest daughter married a
son of Mr. James Hutchins, who has for
many years leen foreman of The Tribune
composing room. The daughter referreu
to in the allegations given above is under
stood to be Miss Gertrude. This young
lady has remarkable histrionic talent and
created considerable of a sensation in
north side social circlet not long ago by
appearing at an amateur matinee at
Hooley'a theater iu a character which re
quired the wearing of tights and trunks.
The trial of Dunnivaut' suit to recover
damages from Potter will be watched
witli much interest and astoundiug
revelation are expected.
THE GRIP TAKES HOLD IN GOTHAM.
Thousands of lulllc School Teacher and
Pupils Mck Chicago's Death Kate.
New York, April 1. La Rrippe has in
vaded the public schools, and held more
than 5.C00 pupils and teachers in its
clutches yesterday morning. The police
sick list keeps on growing. Yesterday
morning more than 200 men reported ill,
an increase of twelve since Monday. The
ratio of increase in the list of sufferers in
other city departments and among ele
vated and surface railroad employes is
about the same."
Not So Fatal as Last Year.
Dr. Cyrus Kdson said: -Li grippe U ep
idermic. There are hundreds ol cases that
are not reported. Iwcause it is not obliga
tory. Many other ca-es exist thakyire not
Miiliciently serious to require the services
of a physician."
"Is it as fatal as the last epidemicr
-o; 1 mint not. 1 lie symptoms are
more catarrhal than usual, and as a result
less likely to bo attended with serious
An Appalling Death Kate.
CHICAGO, April 1. The month of
March will be a sadiy memorable one in
the history cf Chicago, for more deaths
have occurred within the last thirty-one
days tnan during any similar period in
the history of Chicago, some 3,2.
There were H3 deaths registered at the
health department yesterday, nearly half
of which were caused by diseases of the
A TRADE UNION QUARREL.
Knights and Federationists Giving Fos
ter a Lot of Trouble.
Washington Citt, April l. The bureau
of engraving aud printing is All torn up
by an internecine war that is raging be
tween the Knights of Labor and the Amer
ican Federation of Labor. Sjcretary Hayes,
representing the Knights of Lalwr. called
on Secretary Foster the other day and pre
sented the knights side of the question,
and yesterday a delegation of plate print
ers from the bureau of engraving, mem
bers of the American Federation of Labor,
ha 1 an audience with Secretary Foster, in
wb'ch they presented their side of the
question. The trouble grows out of the
employment in the bureau of certaiu men,
alleged at one time to have belonged to
the knights, and who are now members of
the federation. Secretary Foster is vexed
over labor troubles of this character coa
fronting him on the very threshold of his
entrance into office.
The President's Western Trip.
Washisutos City, April 1. The presi
dent, as now advised will leave here
Wednesday, April 13, ou his California
trip. The party that will accompany him.
will be small and will probably include
no ladies. Several members of the cabi
net will bj of the party, including Secre
tary 1 racy, who will avail himself of tha
oppoitunity afforded .by the trip to visit
tne -Mare island navy yard, and the Union
Iron works at San Francisco, where
several Lmted States vessels are now in
course of coa truction.
Itreak in a Keservoir.
CEUNA. Ohio. April 1. A break is re
ported in oue of the embankments of the
Mercer county reservoir, situated just
above this town, and the people in the
immediate neighborhood have abandoned
their homes in alarm. The rcwrvnir mn.
tains 30,000 acres of water aud is located
at a considerable elevation above the sur
rounding cotintrv. The hrivr rin h.i
broucht the surface of the water to tha
top of the emoankment and a serious in-
uuuation is inreau-ueu.
Two Men Suffocated.
San Antoxio, Tex., April L George
Tezeler and A. Roper were found dead in
their room at the Alamo Cement works
Monday. They occupied a once air-tight
room used formerly for storing lime. It
adjoined a kiln in which lime was being
burned, and it is suppose that the men
were suttocated by uases escaoinir from
the kiln. .
The Spotters Spotted.
Gainesville. Tex.. April l. Four snot.
ters iu the employ of the Santa Fe road
were discovered here Monday in the varda
by local employes. A mob gathered, and
ior a time it was leared that serious injury
would befall tbesoottera. Thv
to leave town within two hours or tbey
would be tarred aud feathered.
The Klucald Trial.
WASniNGTOX CtTV.. AnHI 1 Tr. tk.
Kincaid trial yesterday, the defense con
fined itself mainly to an attempt to prove
that Taulbee had made threats against
Kincaid and that thnan threat a had
-v w w u wa,
communicated to Kincaid. Several wit
nesses testified to this effect.
"Uncle Bern as " Mother Dead.
Atlanta. Ga.. Anril l-Mr. m.i- a
Harris, mother of "Uncle Remus," Mr.
Joel Chandler Ifarria riivl tha -au,i
dence of her son in this city Monday. Mrs.
Harris was 70 years ot age, and had been
ia ill healtb for some time.
C 0 1HL S3 IS IP
We want you to see the best corsets
for the money In this vicinity.
Our "Mayflower" at 50c Satteens
Our "No. 100 "-asatteen stripe cor
set in black only at 75 cents, cannot be
Two new numbers in high bust.
R.'ck Inland. Illinois.
GLEMANN & SALZMANN
'ARB NOW SHOWING
Three Times as
A any otlfr Mmlljr
CLEiVIANf. a saLZIWANN,
Nos 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Xos 124, 123 and 123 Sixteenth Street,
THE LARGEST STOCK
EVER SHOWN IN THE CITY.
MRS. P. GREENAMLT
1704 SECOND AVENUE,"
L.ADIE ARB ISVlTED TO CALL AND INSPECT TBB CORRECT ITTLEA.
This space Is resered for
-C. A. MECK-
The Adams Furnishing House,
Ko. IS Brady street Davenport.
at specially low prices.
unotner lines of corsets wear.,
pecially strong. All the best Manij.,
makes in stock.
Special va'ues this v-eel: in c -L
New spring caress 500 !
Immense assortme:.-. f i,iack
The choicest things go eatly.
Large a Stock of
rar.iblb:urnl In the city.