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THE ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. APltIL J, 1891.
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May's qrocery leads again.
May'9 grocery leads again.
May's grocery leads again.
Wild ducks and brant Browser's.
21 pounds Agugar for SI at May's.
21 pounds A sugar for Si at May's.
21 pounds A sugar for SI at May'e.
Nice oranges and bananas at Browner's.
20 pounds uranulated sugar for Si at
20 pounds granulated 6Ugar for $1 at
20 pounds gronulated sugar for $1 at
Pine apple and Edam cheese at
Irvln Cox, of Rapids City, was in the
city 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.
EtAld. Winslow Howard has moved
on his new place in South Rock Island.
Albert Huesmg and Henry Lemburg
went to Iowa City this morning on busi
ness. Choice cranberries, new cabbage, let
tuce, spinach acd asparagus at F. O.
A strone boy wanted to learn the tail
oring business. Enquire of J. B. Zim
mer. Three Hale daughters of C. A. Plamon
doD. of Chicago, are visiting with Rev.
To 09. Mackin.
No matter how particular you ore Si
mon & Mosenfelder can certainly suit you
in a spring overcoat.
The republicans hold their primaries
this evening. There will undoubtedly be
tun in mtoy 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 bim at Turner hail this evening.
Herman Detjens left last night for CaN
ifornitt where he will make an extended
visit in the hope of improving his health.
For real comfort and protection against
this chiiiy weather, a spring overcoat
ranks foremost. Situon & Mosenfelder
No April fool joke but a fact, that
the Crown dining room gets up a better
spread for 25 cents than any other place
in the city.
S. W. Searle has returned from Iowa
City, where he accompanied his wife and
daughter, who are to visit 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 Coiin. who was attacked with a
stroke of paralysis a few days ag3. is
growing gradually weaker and it is
thought cannot recover.
The Molioe city council has raised the
salary of the mayor from $300 to S300
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 influcrzi, was held from
their residence at 10 o'clocK this morning.
Lee Cfllins. of the C, R. I. & P.
freight office, who has been confined to
his home for some time with the prevail
ing influenza, is reported improving.
Louis J. Slevin, representing Stuart's
Theatre company, called at The Argus
office this morning. The company ap
pears at Harper's theatre Monday night
in the "Iron Master."
The sale of embroidered linens, given
toy 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 night, Benjamin Hall
use elected senior warden. R. H. Dart,
junior warden, and Judge Lucian Adem,
George 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 riyer on
the north side by the watch tower, cotton
factory and Sears' mills. This will place
the tarbor at Rock Island and Davenport.
No doubt this has about settled the ques
tion of location.
In consideration of $60,000 the Rock
ford Construction company today trans
ferred tbeir properly And plant bt Sears
to the National Clay company which was
organized a few weeks ago. The cbanee
virtually amounts to a reorganization of
the old company, and all contracts of the
old company will be finished by the new
George Trenkenschuh, formerly and
for several years foreman in Ciemann &
Salzmann'a upholstering department, ha
branched out in business for himself at
number 1803 Second avenue, where he
Solicits any and sll kinds of work in his
line. Ho will do work in carpet laying
as well as upholstering.
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
per cent. Mr. Campbell also report
bat B'.o ck of all kinds has wintered well;
that there is no froit ia the ground and
tlat with a few ivs of masbine farmers
farmers be sowing o its.
The people's mass convention nt Mo
line 'ast night renominsttrf Dr. P. U.
Weasel for mayor; Chares Carson for
city clerk: J. B. Oakleaf for cry atlor.
ney, and C. C. Waters for assessor. D.
N. Peterson was chosen for collecor;
Din W. GouM for constable; R. A.
Smith for supervisor and A. F. Vinton
and Gus Ford for assistant supervisors.
Fmther Tax Book Ite urn?.
The following additional imx collectois
have turned in their books and setiled up
with the county treasurer: James Scher
scbel, Hampton; J. W. Gordon, Coal
Valley; J. M. Martin, Canoe Creek; D.
A. Malarkey, Port Byron; Jos. Bowser.
Drury: Philip Fuhr, Buffalo Prairie;
Thos. Karr, Cordova; and Geo. Bollineer.
South Rock Island. Their books foot up
Hampton Amount of levy, $3,609.50;
delinquent, i, 434.50; amount collected,
$7,175.03; collector's commission,
$145 50; Daid up. $7,031.53.
Coal Valley Amount of levy, $2.
976.81; delinquent. $128 22; amount
collected. $2,848.09; collector's ccm:nis
sion, $56 96; paid in, $2,791.13.
Canoe Creek Amount of Ipn. 2 -
545 31; delinquent. $466.56; nmount
couecten. ?s.U78.75: collector's commis
sion, $41.58; paid in. S2.037.17
Port Bvron Amount of levy, S4.
373 26; delinquent. $503.84; amount
collected. $3.S69 42; collector's commis
sion, $77 39; paid in, 3,792.03.
Drury Amount of lev, $7.393 96; tie
linqeot. $2 040 70; am-.uot collertert.
85,358.26; co'lector's commission. $107 16;
paid in. So.25l.10.
Buffalo Prairie Amount of lew,
$8,156.81; delinquent, 1.199.40;
amount collected. $6,957 41; eollc-io-'s
commission, $139.15; paid in. $6 818 26.
Cordova Amount of levy. $5 050.37;
delinquent. $1,425.91; amount collected.
$3 624 46: roileotor's commission, $72 49:
paid in. 83,551 9'.
Snuth R ck Island Amount of lew.
S5.9a0.33: delinquent. Si. 746 83;
amount . 11mJ. S4.153.50; co'-eetor's
commission. S33 1)7; paid in. S4 070.43
Theory and Practice.
Eloquent Philosopher (to assembled
group of contemporaries) Yes, the true
basis of human happiness, yon will find,
my fellow philosophers, consists in thft
supremacy of the will over the desires,
and the contempt one learns to feel for
the earth's greatest dross riches.
Chorus of Philosophers Ah, how true!
Eloquent Philosopher "continuing)
Now, to illustrate
Clab Waiter (picking tip a silver piece)
Which of you gentlemen does this dol
lar belong to?
Philosophers (to a man) Me! Kate
A Dull Season.
"Why don't yon 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 tbia 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
ment8 of old age which they
must perforce put up with as
best as they can This need
not be the case, all of these
symptoms are simply the result
of inflammation more or lesB
pronounced of th- ir passages
of th- lungs, and of the thin
membran-that constitutes their
lining. They can brt reliewd
by taking Reid's German
Cough and Kidney Care. It is
the best remedy lor old age
that wa ever discovered be
cause it is in itself stimulating
and nutr.tious and aids the en
feebled digestive organs to re
gain their former tone.
For sale by all druggists. 25
and 50 cents
Sylvan Remedy 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
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The Cause of a First-Class Chi
A MILLIONAIRE SUED FOE $100,000.
Trial!- and Persecution of the Xentlmy
Why Won the Affections of O. AT. Tot
ter'n Fair Young laushter Allegations
That, if True, Will Oive the Defendant
a liarrcl of Trouble Synopsis of the
Charges Upon Which the Damage Claim
Chicago, April L Eugene Dunnivant,
formerly a newsboy in this city, whoa
year a;o completed a four years term iu
in the penitentiary for theft, yesterday
began a suit for $100,000 aaainst O. W.
Potter, president'! of the South Chicago
Rollini: 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 its alleged details the case is one
of the rxost remarkable on record. Mr.
Potter in well-known and wealthy. He
lives in a luxurious residence on Dear
born avemie, and has a summer residence
on Iike Geneva, which is one of the
landmarks of that beautiful sheet of
water. Voung Dunnivant is presented in
his declaration as the lover of Mr. Pot
ter's daughter. He says bo made her ac
quaintance when he was 16 years oid and
a newsboy, selling papers on the north
side. Of course his daughter's alleged
passion for such a lover was vary dis
tasteful to Mr. Potter, and upon this op
position is built up a series of charges
that are exceedingly sensational. The
first move of Mr. Potter, as declared, was
a systematic course of persecution, the
chief active mover in which was Police
Capt. O'Donnell, whom Potter hired for
that puriose, and it was carried out so
well that yoking Duuuivant had to sell out
Ordered Out of Lake (ieiieva.
Duuuivant'allege.s that in May, lv5, he
went to visit Mis-. Potter at her father's
summer resid-uce iu lke Geneva, the
young lady inviting hint there. His
presence btc miing known to Mr. Potter
the latter procured Dunnivntit' arrest
without au lrot ity of law, and had him
imprisoned tor two nights, then releasing
him and orc.ering him to leav. wi.ich he
did. For a year thereafter Potter had
the young r.ran watched, constantly an
noyed and tbreatened, and prevented
from obtaini ug any employment. Capt,
O'Donnell u alleged to have leen the
active agent in this system of persecution,
and he made it a grand success.
The rowning Conspiracy.
But the grand finale of the conspiracy
was reached when Dunuivant was induced
to go to South Chicago with a young fel
low named Allen and a confederate who
was made up to resemble Duunivant. A
charge was cooked up that Allen had
stolen some clothes and other property,
and Allen wts arrested. In prosecution
of the plot Al.ea accused Duuuivant of the
theft, and he was arrested also. Then Al
len was let off wirli a short term in the
house of corre ;t ion, while Duunivaut was
sent to peniti tiary for four years, all as
part of said conspiracy. It is also alleged
that Miss Potter employed counsel to de
fend her lover; that Duunivant was urged
to plead guilty and take a light puuish
meut, but ue refused to do so, and was
duly sent to tin? penitentiary.
An Attempt to Kill Iliiu.
Dunnivant was taken to the peniten
tiary Feb. 9, ISf7, and as soon as he was
there was put at work he had not the
physical strength to perform, the impli
cation being that the purposa was that he
should not leave prison alive. Conse
quently he became a physical wreck, and
it is for this in part that he asksdamages.
as he is unable lo perform mauual labor.
He would have died, he says, had not De
tective John J3onfield 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, promising to publish the
facts, and the interview was suppressed
in consideration of (15,030 paid to West by
Tried to Make Him Confess.
Dunnivant further alleges that in
August, 1SSS, Jt.mes Hutchins, son-in-law
of Mr. Potter, went to Johet to see
Dunnivant and further consummate the
conspiracy. Hutc iiius tried to induce the
prisoner to siijn a written couiessiou of
his guilt, and thar, he should not talk to
reporters about the case. Hutchins
agreed on his part that Potter would
withdraw his opposition to plaintiff being
pardoned, and 11 itchius also . promised
that Potter's son v-'oid go to the governor
and have him pardoned. Eugene refused
to sigu any paper whatever acknowledg
ing guilt and declined to accept any of
the propositions ofl'erea by Hutchins.
TALKS WITH OTHERS INTERESTED.
Duunivaot's Counsel and Detective Bon.
Representative Moore, of Kankakee, is
counsel for Duuuivant. He says he has
worked ou the case siuce August, lSSU.
He continued: "I took this matter tip
solely from a desire to see justice done. It
the facts are as Btated, and I believe they
are. it is one of thi most outrageous and
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 tray and ient whero he can not
be reached by those who have an object iu
getting rid of him."
What Detective Boofield Knows.
"My association with this Dunnivant
matter," said Capt. John Bonfield, "came
about through my fi.jht with The Times.
One of my attorneys, in looking about,
ran across either oae 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 thero may have been but
one. It bad been proposed that my differ
ences with The Timet people be submit
ted to an arbitration oommitte, of which
committee Mr. Q. W. I Potter was sug
gested as a member. Naturally I rather
wonder what the relations of Mr. Potter
and The Times might Ibe. I, of course.
was not disposed to let anything that ha 1
ny promise of furnishing me with ammu
nition against Tha Times go by, so 1 con
cluded to look this up a little.
Went to Son Dunnivant.
"I had heard this story about young
Duunivant materially as you state it. I
knew nothing aliout it but rumor, but I
thought it would do no harm to look it up
a little. I found youug Duunivant at
Joliet. He is a rather slight, frail-looking
boy, and be looked to me to be in very
poor health much, in fact, like a con
sumptive jet ho was kept at exceedingly
hard, exacting work. He made to me the
charge which you say is contained in the
bill namely, that l,isttory had beeu 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 humane employment for
Dunnivant. No, I kuow nothing what
ever of the merits of Dunnirant's case
against Mr. Potter. I never had occasion
to investigate it."
The 4iirl 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 referred
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 circles not long ago by
appearing at an amateur matinee at
Hooley's theater in a character which re
quired the wearing of tights and trunks.
The trial of Dunnivant' suit to recover
damages from Potter will be watched
with much interest and astoundiug
revelations are expected.
THE GRIP TAKES HOLD IN GOTHAM.
Thousands of I'nblic s. honl Teachers and
rupiU Sick Chicago's Death Kate.
New Vouk, April 1. La grippe 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 3)0 men reported ill,
an increase of twelve since Mouday. 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 I.s.t Year.
Dr. Cyrus Kdson said: "L-i gripje is ep
idermic. There are hundred ot rases that
are not reported, liecause it is not obliga
tory. Many other caes exist th.-.are i:ot
sutbciently serious to require the services
of a physician."
"Is it as fatal as the last epidemic?"
"No, I think not. The symptoms are
more catarrhal than usual, .md as a result
less likely to be attended with serious
An Appalling Death Hate.
Chicago, April 1. The month of
March will be a sadiy memorable one in
the history of Chicago, for more deaths
have occurred within the last thirty-one
days than during any similar period in
the history of Chicago, some 3,21.
There were lti5 deaths registered at the
health department yesterday, nearly half
of which were caused by diseases of the
A TRADE UNION QUARREL,
Knights and Federatiaoists Giving Fos
ter a Lot of Trouble.
Washington Citt. April l.-The bureau
of engravi.ig and printing is all torn up
by an internecine war that is raging le
tween the Knights of Labor and the Amer
ican Federation of Labor. Secretary Hayes,
representing the Kuights of Lalor, called
on Secretary Foster the other day ami 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 l au audience with Secretary Foster, in
wh eh they presented their side of the
question. The trouble grojvs out ot 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 con
fronting him on the very threshold of his
entrance into office.
The President's Western Trip.
WASHtKiiTOS ClTT, April 1. The presi
dent, as now advised will leave here
Wednesday, April 13, on 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 b i of the party, including Secre
tary Tracy, who will avail himself of the
oppottunity afforded .by the trip to visit
the Mare island navy yard, and the Union
Iron works at San Francisco, where
several United States vessels are now in
course of construction.
Itreak in m Iteservolr.
CEUSA, Ohio, April 1. A break is re
ported iu 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 reservoir con
tains 30,000 acres of water and is located
at a considerable elevation above the sur
roundiug country. The heavy rains have
brought the surface of the water to the
top of the embaukment and a serious in
undation is threatened
Two Men Suffocated.
San Antonio, 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-tigbt
room used formerly for storing lime. It
adjoined a kiln in which lime was being
burned, and it is suppose that the men
were suffocated by gases escaping from
the kiln. .
The Spotters Spotted.
Gainesville. Tex., April L Four spot
ters in the employ of the Santa Fe road
were discovered here Monday in the yards
by local employes. A mob gathered, and
for a time it was feared that serious injury
would befall the spotters. They were told
to leave town within two hours or they
would be tarred and feathered.
The Klncald Trial.
WAsntSGTox Citt., April L In the
Kincaid trial yesterday, the defense con
lined itself mainly to an attempt to prove
that Taulbee had made threats against
Kiucaid and that those threats had bee a
communicated to Kincaid. Several wit
nesses testified to this effect.
"Uncle Bern as' ' Mother Dead.
ATLAKTA, Ga,. April L Mrs Mary A.
Harris, mother of "Uncle Remus," Mr.
Joel Chandler Harris, died at the real,
deuce of her aon in this city Monday. Mrs.
Harris was 78 years ot age, and had been
in ill health for some time.
O 0 1HL S IE IT S,
We want you to see the be3t corsets
for the money in this vicinity.
Our "Mayflower" at 50c Satteens
splendidly made .
Our "No. 100" asatteen stripe cor
set In black cnlv at 75 cents, cannot be
Two new numbers in high tust,
Three Times as
C A R P ETS
A art o:b-r rnollit rb!.V.a nt In the f.tf.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN.
Nos 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos 124. 123 and 123 Sixteenth Street,
THE LARGEST STOCK
MRS. P. GREEWJALT
1704 SECOND AVENUE,'
Ladies are isvIted to calx, asd inspect the corkect trrLEa.
This space Is resered for
-C. A. MECK
I ; The Adams Furnishing Hot , '!
Ko. 3?3 Dnuly street Davenport. !'
at specially low prices-
On other lines of corsets w...
pecially strong. All the best ftsai,.
makes in stock.
Special values this v.eel: :n , -v.r
i New spring dress 50c !i
Immense assortme:.: f iiarjt
The choice? t things go eatly
Largo a Stock of
IN THE CITY.