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THE ARGU8. THURSDAY, APKI1V:!. 1891.
J. S. Gilmore left for Chicago last
Bight on a business trip.
Morris Rosenfleld went to Chicago th:s
morning oa business.
Charles F. Fleming has gone to Chi
eagoon a business trip.
Miss Ella Andrews is ill with influenza
at the residence of John Warner.
Frank Van Horn, of Clinton. Iowa, is
visiting with his uncle. George E. Bailey .
William Catton left for the east this
morning preparatory to making his Euro
E. P. Reynolds has been confined to
his home for several dajs with neuralgia,
but is better today.
Miss Clara Mayers leaves this after
noon for Briar Bluff on a visit to her sis
ter, Mrs. J. Olenn.
When the flowsrs bloom in the spring
time Annie Raoney. at the Harper house
billiard room this evening.
Reports from Chicago are that August
Huesing is improving, but will not be
able to reach home before Saturday.
Mrs. A. P. Graves returned this morn
ing from Beloit, Wis. She also visited a
few days with her son who resides in
Charles McIIugh yesterday opened a
branch ticket office in Moline with his
brother-in-law, William Crubaugh. as
Everybody well, nearly everybody,
will be at the Harper house billiard room
tonight to bear the colored band and see
Uie nword swollower.
Miss Alice Kane has returned to her
aebool two miles south of Milan, after a
month's vacation, which she has spent at
ber home in this city.
Steamboat Inspectors George B.KnapD
and C. E. Yeager. of Dubuque, are at
the Harper. They have some worn to
do in the harbor below the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Simon Poehlman desire
to express their thanks to friends and
neighbors for their kind sympathy and
839istance in their lat3 bereavement.
John Schafer yesterday sold the Schafer
house saloon to John Walk and Nels
Willedsen who will hereafter conduct the
business under the name of Walk & Wil
ledsen. Do not entertain a spirit of emnity
toward the colored people, bat come to
tb Harper house tonight and hear some
good mu9ic and see the great sleight of
The third avenue recital complimentary
to the parents of the pupils or Mrs. E.
P. Darrow was held this afternoon at the
residence of O. A. Barnhart, on Eighth
avenue and Twentieth street. About 30
pupils took par..
The farewell service in the old Y. M.
C. -A. room9. and an opening meeting in
the new Y. M. C. A. building this eve
ning. Frank Nadler will conduct the
opening meeting and E. B. McKown the
The republicans of Davenport met Sat
urday night and went through the for
malities of nominating August Reimers
or mayor, Louis Feid for cleik, John
Van Patten for treasurer, L. A. Dessaint
for assessor and Jos. LeClaire for police
That immense consignment of sugar
unloaded by Henry Dart's Sons yesterday
was at the Rock Island depot instead of
the C. M. & St. P., as erroneously
stated in The Argcs, and the promptness
and thoroughness with which the opera
tion was pe-formed was due much to the
efforts of Freight Agent Stoddard and his
The South Rock Island democratic
caucus last night was presided over by
George Richmond, W. T. Lamont being
elected secretary. Ed Jens was nomina
ted for supervisor, George Lukens for as
sessor, M. G. Fields for town clerk, Wil
liam McCarthy for justice of the peace
and Frank Goff for constable.
Miss Haas had a grand crowd at the
opening of millinery goods yesterday, and
all who were present were profuse in
their expressions of admiration of the
many new and beautiful things in every
thing pertaining to the millinery line to
be seen there. If you want to see the
very latest stjles in bonnets and hats call
at Miss Haas'. '
P. Costello, of Chicago, engineer cf
engine No. 18, of the C..R. I. & P.. has
been laid up in this city the past few
days. His wife, who was sent for yester
day, arrived last night, and as Mr. Cos
tello is much better today, they will
urouauiy return io unicago in a day or
two. Engineers Hamilton, Biyne and
McCormick have also been sick, but are
on the road to recovery.
The register system which is being en
forced in a great many of the shops of
the C R. I. a P., will go into effect at
the round bouse in this city in a day or
two. An office has been arranged under
neath Master Mechanic Mirfield's office
where all employes of the shops will re
port and be given a block bearing their
number which they will retain while at
work and again deposit in the office as
they pass out of the shops after quitting.
A blessing Sent
Of health and strengtn renewed and of
ease and comfort follows the use of Sy
rup of Figs, as it acts in harmony with
nature to effectually cleanse the system
when costive or bilious. For sale in 50c
and f 1 bottles by all leading druggists.
Tkli Afterneoa'e Alarm.
Another demonstration of the inade
quacy of our fire alarm system oc
curred this afternoon when someone pass
ing noticed a blaze in a second story win
dow in the rear of George W. Henry's
residence on Second avenue. A ladder
was quickly procured and a couple of
pails of water quenched the flame which
had apparently caught from a spark fall
ing upon the roof of the porch, and as
the window and blinds were closed, it
caught the window frame and also burned"
a few slats out of the blind. Just about
the time that it was put out some one
rang the bell at the Wide-Awake hose
house and turned in an alarm . Then came
a team from the livery stable and the
hook and ladder truck dashed up to Eigh
teenth street where the men were in
formed that the fire was down town, and
''own they came again and found the
place where the tire had been almost m
the same block with their hose house.
The other carta all responded and found
nothing but the crowd dispersing af ;er
gratifying their curiosity.
The Electric S)ttem.
D. H. Louderback, managing director
of the Chicago street railway syndicate,
arrived at the Harper house this mornv
ing. Mr. Louderback expects to remain
for sometime overseeing the getting of
the electric plant in operation. "Cars
will be running in Rock Island by elec
tricity very soon" he said in reply to an
inqniry from an Argus representative.
"And we don't anticipate any great de
lay on the Davenport side The new
tower for the Rock Island bridge has ar
rived and as soon as it in place we shsU
have the wire over for conveying the cur
rent. Everything is in readiness on that
side to proceed when the power is furn
shed." "mlth" Identity.
A dispitch from Dubuque. Iowa, to the
Chicago papers appeared vesterday giv
ing an account of a prize fight in which
an East Dubuque man named Edward
King was knocked out by a man who gave
hi9 name as Smith in two rounds.
"Smith," the dispatch went on to say, '"is
supposed to be Tommy Ryan. of Chicago,
the champion welter weight."
As a matter of fact, there are two very
potent reasons to believe otherwise. The
firat. that Ryan. scout the time Kins wa
put to sleep, was the central figure in a
monster benefit tendered him in this citv.
The second, that Mr. Smith, instead of
being Tom Ryan, was none other than
Con Dojle. Chicago Inter-Ocean-
The members of the Schnell club will
repeat Robert Emmet at Harper's theatre
Friday night for the benefit of the Indus
trial Home association. The popular sat
isfaction which attended the first presen
tation of this patriotic historical drama,
together with the object for which it ia
again to be given, should attract a Iarce
house. A particular feature will be Tim
Collins' specialties all new. Seats may
be reserved at the Harper house phar
macy. The Clerks' Cinr.
At last Tuesday evening's public meet
ing to endorse the clerks' early closing
and Sunday rest movement, the following
resolution was unanimously adopted:
Whereas, Certain clothing, groceries,
boots and shoes and other stores of Rock
Island have been compelling their clerks
to work six to eight hours on Sunday. nd
from 12 to 16 hours on week days, there
fore be it
Resolved, That we citizens of Rock
Island in a mass convention assembled,
demand of the merchants of Rock Island
that they close their places of business on
Sunday and that we most earnestly re
quest them to close their stores at C 30 p.
m , Saturdays excepted, and that we will
patronize only such stores as will grant
these humane measures.
The following additional societies have
endorsed the clerks' cause:
Swedish English Luthernan society,
Second Methodist Episcopal church,
Moline Mannechors Krankenvernin.
Milan Y. P. 8. C. E.
Ladies' Mission of Seventh Presoyter
ian church. Rock Island.
Women's Missionary society of the
Broadway church, Rock Island
A few boarders wanted at 806 Nine
Easter egps from two for lc up to 50c
each; all the latest at Krell & Math's.
Nice bananas, sweet oranges, new date
and fresh figs, always on hand, at Krell
We always have ice cream. Send in
your order Krell & Math, step in and
have a dish .
Get your small candies for filling Eas
ter eggs from Krell & Math; they have the
regular egg mixture.
E. B. McKown sells hard wood in
lengths, cut or split; soft coal, lump nnd
nut, corner Fifteenth street and First
avenue. Telephone 1198
No April fool joke but a fact, that
the Crown dining room serves a better
meal for 25 cents than any other place
in the city; '
THE PBOSTKATIHO SHOCKS
Of malarial fever are not to be counteracted by
quinine with any degree of certainty, or for any
length of time. The eradication and prevention
of diseases of a miasmatic type are, however,
ascertained possibilities. Long experince hag
shown that there ia infinitely more preventive
efficacy in tbe fine botanic medicine, Bostet
ter's Stomach Bitters, that in the alkaloids,
drags and poisons which were formerly tbe only
recognized means of removing and anticipating
attacks of fever and ague and bullous remittent
When the sjstem has been depleted; by periodi
cally recurring paroxysms, this agreeable re
storative renews the fond of energy, and is not
only a positive specific, but repairs the damage
to the general health inflicted by all febrile oom
platata partaking of the malarial character.
GRACE KUES' ROMANCE.
One of the "Common Ijw" Kind with
tlie Canal Disgraceful Result.
New York, April 2. A court officer of
the York villa police court visited Will
iamsbugh Tuesday morning and ar
rested Charles Warfield on a warrant ac
cusing him of abandonment. He was
living in apartments in the five-story ten
ement U9 Wythe avenue with Miss Grace
Keyes. They were known there as Mr.
and Mr. Edward Raymond. The com
plaint n which the arrest was issued was
made by Mrs. Nellie Warfield, of 2133
Third avenue, this city. It said that
Warfield had deserted his home and wife
early in December aud had since then
contributed nothing to their support.
Mrs. Annie Dainty, the landlady of the
house, upbraided Miss Keyes with the
disgrace sbe had brought upon her house
snd ordered her to pack up her belong
ings ancl leave at once.
The Ruined Girl's Family.
Seth I:. Keyes, of 137 Penn street, is one
of the best known and wealthiest residents
of the Nineteenth ward of Brooklyn. lie
is a widower, about 75 years old, and is a
carriage manufacturer at Broome and
Mott streets, this city. He lives in a
large four-story brown stone home, and
maintains a- large retinue of servants.
Up to the beginning of last December his
two daughters, one married, and tbe
other, Giaca, a handsome girl of 22 years,
lived with him. Grace was the possessor
ofasma l income in her own rigbt, and
was rather headstrong. No word had
ever bee a uttered against her reputation,
and, except for a fondness for driving
about nloue in her pony carriage and a
frequent attendance at matinee perform
ances, her conduct had beu above re
proach. Iisapearaure of Miss Oraoe.
One afternoon iu December ' he went
out, osteiisibly for a walk and did not re
turn for dinner. Servants visited the
ret-idences of all her friends in the neigh
borhood, but could find no traces of her.
She had disappeared eutirely. It was
given out by the family that the winter
had provtd too severe and she had been
ordered south for the lenefit of her health.
In the meantime .skilled detectives had
been engaged, and, after a week of anx
iety to her lather and sister, she was
found living with Raymond in three ele
gantly furnished rooms on the top floor
of the In use on Wythe avenue. Ray
mond, or Warfield, is described as a man
of singularly pleasing address, apparently
SO to Sdyenrs cf age.
Was SatiHel with Her Lot.
When the detectives reported their dis
covery to the family they were warned to
keep the matter quiet. Miss Keyes' sister,
whose na:ne has not been made public,
visited her and tried to induce her to re
turn home. Miss Keyes aid she was per
fectly happy aud contented where she was,
and did nc t care to make any exchange.
She refuse 1 to say where she had first met
Ra moiid, but it is coujeciured that tiie
connection was the outcome of a sidewalk
flirtation. Upon the arrest of her para
mour Miss Grace returned to her father's
The Old Father Prostrated.
Her sister said that Grace had been
shamefully deceived, and although she
was undoubtedly culpable, she did not de
serve the severe punishment that had
come upoi her. Raymond had repre
sented himself as a single man, and she
had believed and trusted him. Mr. Keyes
was stricken with heart trouble when he
learned of his daughter's disappearance,
and has nerer recovered from the shock.
HORRORS OF THE CHILIAN WAR.
Two Pays of Rlootly righting Bt Iquique
lloinbarduient of Tarapaca.
New Yoke. April 2. A s-pecial from
Sautiago dated Feb. ?7 says: During the
past ten days President Italruaceda's gov
ernment bas suffered most terrible blows.
The insurrectionists are gaining ground
every day. By far the most memorable
days thus f.ir were the 24th, 25th and Sfiih.
On those di ys blood flowed in torrents at
Iquique ami Tarapaca. On the C4th inst.
the revolut:onists suddenly b:-gan a sec
cud bombardment of Iquique. The attack
was made i a spite of the protests of all the
foreign consuls in the place against a
bombardment without notice sufficient
to enable the women and children to be
gotten out cf danger. The town was re
duced to ruins. Iu the afternoon a battle
took place between the land forces, which
was only stopped by darkness to hi begun
again uext day. On that day tbe fighting
was continuous aud the slaughter tre
mendous, tLe government troops being
cut to pieces.
Terrible Work at Tarapaca.
But by far the bloodiest and most mer
ciless battle that has yet beeu fought oc
curred on tte 2th ult. at Tarapaca. The
revolutionises attacked the city and the
government forces by sea and land. The
firing begat, early in the morning and
continued for several hoursdestroy ing 2,000
people. No more terrible scenes were en
acted iu th-i previous battles and bom
bardments v hich have taken place in the
revolutiou, not excepting at Pisaqua.
When the t.ring began the inhabitants
made a wild rush for the heights back of
the town, bub they were stopped by tbe
relentless fin) of the land forces. Balma
ceda's troops f ought like tigers, and were
met by the rebels with equal ferocity.
The scenes were frightful. Men fougbt
band to ha, id conflicts by themselves.
They pursued the defenseless ones into the
bouses, where they were brutally cut
down on botii sides.
Fish ting In the Churches.
Consecrate 1 ground was not exempt
from the ravages of the rebels, for some
severe fi gut ing ocourred in the churches,
where hundreds of women and children
were praying for tbe safety of their hus
bands and brothers. Soon after the bom
bardment bej;an several large buildings
were discovered to be on fire. Hundreds
of people who had taken refuge in their
homes were driven from them by tbe
flames, only t o be shot down when they
sought new places of refuge. The cries of
aud heart-rending scenes between mothers
and their children seemed to have no ef
fect on the soldiers except to stimulate
them to new outrages, to more devilish
actions. The sight of young mothers try
ing to protect their little ones added to
their thirst for blood. It is estimated that
2,000 were sia n. The citv is a total wreck.
Young: Ma rtin's Case Disposed of.
WAsniSGTOM Crrr, April 2. John
Harry Martin ..the young man who broke
into the execc tive mansion so nee nights
ago, was called in the police court yester
day but failod to answer. The original
charge agains; Martin was nolled pro&sed
and the district attorney filed a charge
against Martin of assaulting tha officer
who arrested him. The collateral seen
rity of $25 was forfeited and the case
THE REPORT ON FINANCES.
Pa bile Debt Increased 40,lt3 Re
ceipts and Eipeailltnres.
Washington Citt, April 2. The treas
ury department's monthly debt statement,
issued yesterday, shows a slight increase
in the public debt during March amount
ing to $440,125. The total debt of the gov
ernment, less cash in the treasury, is
$850,029,920. The surplus in the treasury,
including obout $21,000,000 ia subsidiary
coin, is 58,425.230, a decrease of about
$5,000,000 during the past month. Govern
ment receipts during March aggregated
$29,418,330. or nearly $5,500,004 less than in
Cause of the Falling; Oft.
This falling off in receipts is mainly due
to loss of revenue on sugar imported and
refined in bond during the past month.
Pension payments for tbe past nine
months, or the three-quarters of the cur
rent fiscal year, aggregatd about $1)7,000.
000, and points to a pension charge during
the curreut year of about tl'-ii.OOO.OOc,
or $30,000,000 more than during the pre
The ice in the straits at Cheboygan,
Mich., is broken.
The treasury Wednesday purchased
541,000 ounces of silver at from $0..iS4 to
$0,988 per ounce.
Thirty more bodies have been recovered
from the wreck of the steamer Utopia,
making the total now 422.
Rev. Dr. Hatfield, an eminent Methodist
clergyman, died at his residence in Ev
anston, Ills., Tuesday night of pnuemo
Twenty soldiers confined in the JetTei
son barracks at St. Louis for desertion
made a break tor liberty Sunday and all
Archbishop Walsh says, in an inter
view iu Kouie, that but axmall fraction
of the people of Ireland sympathize with
Par.iell since his break with Gladstone.
It is not Police Capt. O'Donnell, of
Chicago, who is implicated in young
Duuuivant's story of persecution printed
yesterday, but a patrolman of that na.ne.
Henry Williams, of Hartington. Xeb.,
who disappeared iroin home last week,
has been found dead at the foot of a cliff,
over which it is supposed he walked in
The Connecticut legislature is still un
successfully wrestling with ths question
of who shall be governor of the state. " The
senate is Democratic and the house lie
publicau. The following national banks have In-en
authorized to In-gin business: First Xa
tional bank of Cheney. Wash., capital
$50,000; Farmers' Xational bank, ot
Uloomsbnrg, Pa., capital $.Vt,0m.
Elias Martin, father-in-law of John
Aukuey, whose house at Sycamore, O.,
was blown up with -dynamite tbe othet
night, has been arrested, charged with be
ing the criminal Martin was angry be
cause his wife left him and went to live
with Mrs. Aukney.
Chauncey M. Depew, John D. Rocke
feller and the other directors of the Xew
Haven road, gave bond at Xew York
Wednesday in $5,000 each to stand trial
on charge of criminal negligence iu using
stoves in their cars by which several per
sons were killed in tfie tunnel disaster.
John Reddy, a switchman of Chicago,
is unreasonably jealous of his wife, and
Tuesday, in order, as it were, to emphasize
his feelings, he twisted the woman's arm
until the bones cracked. The poor
woman fainted and then the brute kicked
her several times aud left her lying. She
was in a delicate condition. Reddy wa
The Illinois Legislature.
String field. Ills., April 2. Yesterday
was sjient by the statesmen in t-alk.
There were depressing discussions in the
house all the morning, and soporific ses
sions of committees all the afternoon.
The most important business cf the day
was the joint meeting of the bouse and
S-'iiute committees ou education. The
text-lwck question was discu-sed for twe
hours, and then consideration on the bills
relating to that subject deferred for two
weeks. The trades union label bill was
sent to third reading by the house. The
joint house and senate committees agreed
to adjourn both bouses Friday to meet
a?ain Wednesday at 10 a. m.
Burglars Murder a Boy.
Cincinnati, April 2. Burglars entered
Charles Robinson's cigar store at 205 Vine
street early yesterday. A 15-year-old boy
named Albert Midgely, who bas been in
the habit of sleeping there, was awakened
by the uoise and screamed for help. One
of the robbers attacked the lad with a
large chisel, crushing his skull. Two po
licemen heard Midgely's cries and ran to
his asaistanc. but tbe assailants had dis
appeared. Tbe physicians say he will
Tbe Weather We May Expect.
Washington Citt. April 2. The follow-to
are tbe weather indications for twenty-four
boors from 8 p. m. yesterday: For Indiana
and Illinois Rain; winds shiftintr to north
westerly and much colder by Friday morning
For Iowa-Lien t rain or snow; northwreUvrly
winds and colder; fair on Friday. For Michi
gan and Wisconsin Rain or snow; wind
shifting to north westerly; colder, except in
lower Michigan; colder Thursday night.
Chicago, April I.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day
were as follows: Wheat No, 2 April, opened
$l.tn4. closed $1.03; May. opened. $l.(Mj. closed
SUM; July, opened Sl.UBft. closed $r.9$. Corn
Xo. 2 April, opened 87'.. closed Gc: May,
opened We, clotted 67V:; July, ojtened 65f4c,
closed 65Va Oats No. 2 May. opened Mc,
closed 534c; June, opened KB$c, closed G34c;
July, opened. 32c, clotted 3lijo. Pork May,
opened $L.'.60, closnd $UC7t; July, openod
$13.00, closed $13.07. Lard-May, opened
$6.ff closed .90.
Produce: Butter -Fancy separator, 2728c
per lb; fresh dairies. l&2bc; packing stock. 11
ftjlUc. Eggs Strictly fresh. lBy$3.i7c per dos.
Dressed poultry Chickens, llat2c per lb;
docks, 12&13c; turkeys, mixed lots UZtU
goese. 7.3Hc Potatoes White rose, $1.071 ID
per bu; Hebron. $1.07.1.10; Peerless, $1,003
1.U5. Swent potatoes Illinois Jerseys. H.0X
3.5U. Cranberries-Bell and cherry, t.00H.ii
per hbi; bell and bugles, $rt.(X).&9 UJ. Apples
Cooking. $3.00,3,4.00 per bbU eatin?. $4.jO&.00;
fancy varieties. $18.104.22.168.
New York. April L
Wheat No. 3 red winter cash. $1.18; do
May. f L13i; do June, f 1.11H; do July. $1.0BH-
Corn-No. 2 mixed cash, 80c; do May, Tic: do
June. T?na. Oats No. 2 mixed cash, 5&Hc;
do May. 5ic; do July, STTfc. Bye Nominal.
Barley Nominal. Pork Stronger; mesa. $13.75
H.0U for new. Lard-Quiet: May. $0.97.
Lave Stock: Cattle Trading dull and prioea
aecn&ea 10c lM s; poorest to best native
steers, $4 ,253&17U 100 ts:bulla and dry cow.
$2.3534.50. Sheep and Lambs Tendency act
ive and prices a shade firmer for both sheep
and lambs; sheep, )o.OJ30.so y lus ta; un
shorn lambs, So.00a7.5o; clipped do, &50U3&0U.
Hogs Nominally steady; live hogs, $4.2y$i,5t
M e j NTIRE
We want you to see the best corsets
for the money in this vicinity.
Our "Mayflower" at S0c- Satteens
Our "No. lbCT-asatteen stripe cor
set in black onlv at 75 cents, cannot be
Two new numbers in high bust-Black,
Rock Island. Illinois.
Three Times as
A any o:brr stmilsr
C A R P ETS
CLEMANN & SALZMANN,
Nos 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos 124, 126 and 128 Sixteenth Street,
A. J. SMITH & SON,
DRAPERY, GRILLE WORK
A. J. SMITH Sc SON,
125 and 127 West Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
This space is resered for
-C. A. MECK-
I The Adams Furnishing House,
at specially low prices-
On other lines of corsets weareei.
pecially strong. All the best stiniirj
makes In stock.
Special values this week in o-her
New spring dress goods.
Immense assortment of black wj f
The choicest things ; eaily.
Large a Stock of
erblibm. nt in thr cry.
Bradf street Davenport.