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THii AliGUS. WEDNESDAY, APlUL 1891.
IT Arab lor Corken !
Pocket dime savings backs only 20c at
The suspense was bad tnonsOC bat the
knowledge is worse.
anted A. boy to work about a
place. 730 Nineteenth street.
Well, the election is oyer, and we have
heard the worst. For s much we are
A. Towle, superintendent of lunch
counter on the C..R. I. & P., was in the
city yesierday on business.
James TJnsworth and Ross Howard, of
Hamlet. Mercer county, were married by
Justice Wivill this morning.
t 8aul Simpson, of Illinois City, died yes
terday morning at 2 o'clock, aged 18 and
was buried this morning.
Miss Jennie Carlson, of Monmouth,
will hereafter be in charge of the C. R.
, . I. & P. lunch counter during the day.
The people of Rock Island need make
no complaints the next two years if the
streets are not all that they should be.
- William J. Bysinger has purchased the
team of John Yolk, and is prepared to do
all kinds of hauling. Leave orders at
;420 Fourth street
Well, the democrats are one ahead of
the republicans yet. Last fall they car
ried seven words and the republicans cars
ried but sis this 6pring.
Tomorrow evening occurs the sixteenth
anniversary and installation of officers of
Ucallodge. 608 I. O. O. F. A aocul
ball will follow t Odd Fellows' hall.
when supper will be served by the Crown
B. Arntzen, of Quincy, is the guest of
Cape Wv A. Thompson, coming down
from Chicsgoj last night, j Mr. Arotzn
has been doing yoemsa service for Mayor
Dewitt C. Cregier for re-eleetion.
The Stuart Theatre company drew
anothhr large audience at Harper's
theatre last evening and gave great satis
faction. Tonight the sterling Irish drama
"The Princes of Tnule" will be presented.
Tbi young people bf the Broadway
church will have a social at the residence
f Mrs. S. J. Keator tomorrow afternoon
and evening. 4 to 6 and 7 to 10, Rosette,
the harpist, will play in the evening, and
light refresh cico is will be served.
Nicholas Rothweil, an employe at
Donaldson's saw factory, bad bis left arm
badly lacerated below the elbow yester
- ' day while drawing a saw between some
Tollers. Dr. Bernhardi dressed the
wound and no serious results are antici
Miss Amy Busby, with tbe Stuart
Robion troupe, which was in Davenport
last evening, is a niece of George and
Robert Bennett, and sister of E. A. Busby
who is visiting here. Mr. Busby has been
ill for a week but is improved enough to
be out today,
n The Union was so thunder struck over
the election returns that it got all tangled
op in tbe returns this morning, and for
got its roosters in the bargain If the
. ' Union bad informed The Argus of its
plight, it might have had the uae of some
- r,f the birds that The Arocs always keeps
in condition for use. But the democrats
hav had more reason to keep their poul
try supply in good-shape, while the re
publican fowls have evidently 'perished
for want of an opportunity to crtow.
The case of the American Clothing Co.
vs Ellis & Murphy was tried yesterday in
Justice Wivill's court before a jury com
posed of Samuel Goode, Jacob Renner,
A. C. Miller, Joseph Levy, George W.
Copp and Lvi Sharp. The case grows
out of Porter E. Murphy obtaining cloth
. " irig from the above firm before he disap
peared and for which Mr. Ellis did not
feel like payiog. The jury rendered a
verdict for the plaintiff for $35.50. Msj.
Beardsley appeared for the plaintiff while
, Mr. Ellis pleaded his own case.
More Honor for Viaten.
lion. George W. Vinton was fittingly
'A remembered by some of his democratic
friends in Mo'.ine the other evening, as a
ssa tnember of tbe gallant "101." About a
dozen gentlemen called upon him, and
through their spokesman. Dr. George E.
Merryman, presented Mr. Vinton withan
elegant gold ring with a fine diamond
setting, in tbe name of the democracy of
Moline. The ring has apptopriatcly in
scribed "lOl." Mr. Vinton responded
feelingly, thanking tbe local democracy
for the compliment paid him and express
ing himself as highly pleated with its en
dorsement of bis action in supporting
Gen. John M. Palmer from first to last.
He then invited the gentlemen present to
a sumptuous repast and a most enjoyable
:t .t'A; row occurred in Tom Williams'
saloon at the corner of Seventeenth street
.and First avenue last night between two.
river men, Al. Barker and Ed. James.
' V. '-James Kelly, also a river man ond Williams
interfered, and in the . scuffle James
y pulled an ugly knife und slashed right
and left, inflicting a severe gash over Eel -t
'.Tej right eye, almost cutting the eye out
and running down the forehead three
inches and also catting the left arm
severely. Eelley was taken to Beng
aton'i drug store and afterware to police
headquarters.- , Barker was also arrested,
but James escaped. Eelley-was taken to
- the marine hoBpUal at Dubuque this after
Boon for treatment.
A BAD FIRE.
Ihe nrll llnthtox Mtore, at laven-
pt. Overtaken by Hiaror tor e Last
The Bell Clothing store, at Davenport,
was completely destroyed by f re last
night. The Democrat of this norniag
At about 11 oclock last night a Mill
alarm called the fire companies to he Bell
clothing store, at 111 West Second street.
Tbe entire second story of the t uilding
was ablaze and sparks and flimei were
pouring from tbe roof. It was a n can nre
to get at but cot much time elapxd be
fore the ladders were up to the window
of tbe building and streams of water te
pouring on tbe fUmes, and the seal in if
ladders were finally passed clear to tbe
roof of the building and a shout 'vent np
irom tne crowd as me first daring firemnn
passed over the edge of the roof, i oon to
be followed by a line of host:. The
building had been almost completely gut
ted before water triumphed over fire,
and the loss was estimated by the owners
at $35,000. On the third floor was stores
a large quantity of boots and shoes bcloop
ingtoE. M. Murray & Co.. and they
went with the rest. The building was
owned by Beiderbecke & Miller, as were
tbe store fixtures. The adjacent stores
of Beiderbecke & Miller on the eist and
Robert Krause on tbe west were saved
by the firewalls.
Tbe store was a branch of a Chicago
house, and Max Weber, the propi ietor or
manager, is absent in Chicago. The
other three members of the local corps of
workers left the store together lst t Ve
nice at 6 o'clok. and state thiit th'-re
were no fires in the building wh n tbey
left and no g.s jet9 lighted. Tbey ned
electric light and the only attributable
caase for the fire is the electric licM
wires, which have been responsi He for
more costly fires throughout the country
than asy other agency.
MILAN GOES WILD.
Overjoyed Over the Fiaal Location .f
the Hennepin laaal Line a the
Milan gave rent to its feelings of eu
tbusiasm over tbe location of the line of
the HeDuepin canal to the mouth of Rock
river last evening in pretty much the
same manner that it made itself hcerd the
night the news came that the president
had signed the bill. Tbe town simply
went wild. There were all sorts of un
earthly noises, a street parade and colored
lights. Arrangements are now in pro
gress for a formal demonstration in tte
near future when speeches will b: m-idc,
The Dave a part Kstate.
Tomorrow occurs tbe sale of tl.e real
estate of the late Biley Divenpott. The
sale is advertised to open at the north
door of the court house at 10 a. m. and
it will undoubtedly attract much interest.
According to the advertisement the
property is to be disposed of ma nly in
tracts, though it is not unlikely thu there
will be some opportunity for the pjrehase
of lots. How the homestead will be dis
posed of it is impossible to learn. Black
Hawk's tower and a good slice of ground
sorroanding it will probably be pu -chased
by D. H. Londerback and bis associates
of tbe street railway company, purchas
ing the Milan road if they can secure it
at satisfactory figures.
According to tbe disposition of thi
vast estate depends to alarge extent Rock
A itiraate Caiaeidr nre.
This morning Gilbert Wicks, a well
known farmer of Sheridan township,
Scott county, drove into Divenport and
called at the law office of Bills & Htss,
when he told Mr. Bills he was desirous
of making his will. While tbe insfument
was being drawn up, Mr. Wicks, placing
his band on his heart, complaited re
peatedly of pain and finally befcre the
document was completed he accepted tbe
advice of Mr. Bills and went it to the
back room and lay down on a ec fa. A
few minutes later Mr. Bills heard a noise
in the room and investigating it found
the farmer in the throes of deatb. He
was C3 years of age and had ic Iowa
since 1356. He leaves a wife an 1 four
children. He was well todo and 1 -lives a
The small boy is asfain abroad with his
rubber slinjt, and everywhere he tnav be
seen engaged in the dangerous practice of
shooting birds and other objects. Yes
terday Ben Haislip, son of H. W. Haislip,
was shot in the forehead by a playmate,
Ed. Frysinger, the bullet which wis used
imbedding itself in tbe flesh and causing
the blood to flow copiously. Had it
struck the boy in the eye it wouli have
blinded him undoubtedly. The mnrshai's
attention has been clledto tbe rsckless
use of these dangerous toys, and he has
properly instructed his police to arrest all
boys caught with them in their Dosses
sion. There are other forms of wnuse
raeot less dangerous with which tbe
young American can occupy himself.
All persons having bills agaitst the
Rock Island & Milan road must present
tbem at once if they expect them paid, as
I propose turning over tbe books to tbe
new purchasers. Feed Ha a.
If "all our knowledge is ourselves to
know," then when we know we ar s vic
timized with toothache, headache," and
neuralgic we will be wise to find a bottle
of Salvation Oil as soon as possible .
Ice cream always on hand at R-ell &
Math's. Remember and try a dish .
The Veteran Vermont' Senator
- Drops Office.
TWENTY-PI VE YEARS IN HAENIS3.
Purely Fernnal. Consideration Induce
the Step Hia Letters to the Governor
of HI Mate and Vice President Mor
ton Announcing His Determination
The Iteslsnation to Take E fleet Not. 1
Short Account of the Senator's Po
Washixgtok ClTT. April a Senator
George F. Edmunds, of Vermont, who
has been in tbe senate of the United
Statef since April, ISO's and who t- near
ly if not quite all of that time has figured
aa one of the Republican leaders, has re
signed, the resignation to take effect oa
Nov. 1 next. This not a "fake;" it U offi
cial. The Letter of Resignation.
Yesterday Senator Edmunds wrote two
letters. One was addressed to the gov
ernor of Vermont, and is as follows:
"Sir: Considerations entirely personal
lead me to tender to you as 'governor of
the state ot Vermont my resignation of
the office of senator of the United State?,
the resignation to take effect on the Ut
day of November, ISO I. This action hi a
been for some time in contemplation, and
is finally deeided on and communicated to
you at this time in order that there may
be ample time to hear and consider the
views of the peopie of our state in respect
to the election of my successor. In
thus terminating my official relations with
the state I beir to express to her steadfast,
intelligent, and patriotic citizens my pro
found gratitude for the long and unwaver
ing confidence and support they have
given me (covering an eventful period of
a quarter of a century) in my efforts to
promote and defeud, so far as I have been
able, their onor auil welfare in common
with that of all the people of the United
"In ceasing to be a senator I am proud
to continue to be a citizen of our beloved
commonwealth and that I may with my
fellow citizens in private life continue to
strive for the maintenance of those prin
ciples of liberty, equality and justice in
government which have, without the
shadow of turning, animated them from
the foundation of the republic. I am, sir,
very respectfully yours,
George F. Edmunds. "
Vice President Morton Notified.
The other letter was to Vice President
Morton, and i given below: "It becomes
my duty to inform you that I have sent to
tbe governor of the state of Vermont my
resignation ot the office of senator of the
United States to take effect on the lt
day of November next. Accept, sir, fcr
yourself and the senate my parting salu
tations, embracing personal pood wishes
for all its members and a confident good
hope for its future as "The Sheet Anchor
of the Republic." I am, sir. very respect
f jl!y yours, George F. Edmunds.
EDMUNDS' PUBLIC SERVICES.
Twenty-Fire Years Continuously a United
George F. Edmunds was born in Rich
mond, Vt., in lie received a public
school education, studied law iu Burling
ton, and was admitted to the bar at the
age of 21. He afterward made Burling
ton his home. When 126 years of age he en
tered politics and served five years n the
state legislature, three of which were
spent in the speaker's chair. He was a
member of the state senate and its presid
ing officer pro tern, in litft-'i
First Election to the Senate.
On April 5, 1SG6, he went to the United
States senate under appointment to fill
the vacancy caused by the death of Solo
mon Foote, and was elected by the legis
lature for the remainder of the term, end
ing March 4, 1S6D, from which time he
has been continuously re-elected. He
took a leading part in the debates on the
reconstruction of the south and other im
portant questions of the day, and has
since been returned at each succeeding
senatorial election. He was one of the
members of the electoral commission in
Stood for Calversal Suffrage.
He opposed the admission of Colorado
to the Uniou when the first application
was made because tbe proposed con.-tii u
t ion excluded colored men from the elec
tive franchise. He also strongly opposed
President Grant's San Dominpo policy.
As chairman of the judiciary committee
of the senate he shaped many of the most
important measures passed by congress
just after the war. The initiation and
passage of the electoral commission and
the Pacific railroad funding acts were
largely due to bis influence.
THE.GRAND ARMY CELEBRATION. '
A Quiet Da; at Der.atnr 111 A Vacancy
- DECATUR, Ills., April 6. Decatur was a
blaze of glory las.t night. The city had
fillud up with veterans, anil thousands
were coming. The weather was perfect
and the city Is a streak of red, w hite
end blue. The bands played Marching
Through Georgia," and the veteraus in
their blue coats and brass buttons were
smiling and happy. It was the quiet day
of the encampment. The township elec
tion was in progress, and it was arranged
to have as little going ou as possible.
Election and Reception.
The only public event was the reception
at the Grand Opera bouse in the evening
by the Woman's Relief corps. Gen.
Veazy and the council of administration
met aud elected George H. Innis, of Bos
ton, senicr vice commander, to succeed
Richard F. Tobin, of Boston, who died
shortly after being elected by tbe last na
So Politics in the Police.
Philadelphia, April 8. Mayor Stew
art, who was inaugurated Monday, has is
sued the following order to the police:
"All persons connected with the bureau
of police iu any capacity, serving as mem
bers of the ward executive committee or
of the city campaign committee, are re
quested to withdraw from the same within
the next ten days, or failing in this, to
present their resignations. Any violation
of this order will be sufficient cause for
immediate dismissal from the servica for
disobedience of orders."
Live Stock Dying of Hydrophobia.
Minneapolis. Minn., April a A special
from Brutt, la., aays that dozens of tat
tle, horses and bogs are dying of hydro
phobia. A mad dog ran amuck in that
vicinity several weeks ago.
For Sale, Rent, Exchange aad Miscel
laneous wants inserted one day at lo
per word; three days at Ho per word
and one week at Ho per word.
"Situations wanted" and local "Help"
wants not exceeding three lines in
serted one week in the DAILY ARGUS
yrj ANTED A aood cook at the St. James hotel.
ANTKD A nrst-caas dining room eiriat
St. James hotel. ' 4-1 w
y R RENT Two farnithed rooms; enquire at
171T recond a venae.
ANTED A (rood servant cirl at No. T29 Elm
ttreet A. H. Lambert ! .
ICKLY FURNISHED ROOM FOB TWO
penuemen at 6-1 Twentieth street.
WANTED Fifst-e!ass coat maker; teay em
ployment. St. J. HcBride, 103 K. Adams
atreet, Peoria. 111.
MONEY TO LOAN On chafe! wortsrres,
watcee, diamond, jewelry, and a 1 articles
of valoe. J. W. Jone, 1H Second avenue. S-tf
WANTED A honse in (rood repair for family
of three persons, without children; wilting;
to pay liberal rent for suitable premises. Ad
dress W. A. T. ARGC8 office.
WANTED Two or three good men to repre
f ent oar well known hon-e for town tad city
tradat; local and (ravelins. $100 and expenses
per month to tbe right man . Apply quick, tutt
ing see. L. L. Mat & Co. Nurserymen, r'loriats
and beedfmen. St. Pul, Minn.
(This house is responsible.
s ow Ieady,
Fiieze and Ceiling
We have arranged with the tea- Paper Banger
and Pair.tera in the city to take charge of onr work.
Saiif acTory rernlta can be relied on.
R. CRAMPTON & CO.
BUY A BUFFALO
Wyomfnir lot. It's the eomlns cltv of Wvotn
Inir. bas waterworks, electric lights, flourin
tniils. Located in the trarden of Wyomimr.
rroduoed the prize potato cmp of the Vnitt-d
Mates in lm rcr maps and further infor
mation apply to
MANX A THOM, Buffalo, VTyo.
The New Store. 1 11 and 1 H West Second Street,
Thanking the public for their liberal patronage since our opening, and as the
time draws near when every lady and miss shall want a garment for Spring
wear, we have prepared ourselves with an enormous stock of
Spring Jackets, Wraps, Traveling Cloaks
and Circulars, which we will place on sale at surprising low prices. We
will quote some of our prices:
500 Jackets at 7 cents each, worth $.
100 Jackets at SI. 50, well worth $.
200 Jackets at $1.65, well worth $6.
500 Beaded Wraps at $1.50, worth $6 to $7, and hundreds of other garments
at the same reduced prices. In our Dry Goods Department you will find a fine
selection of Dress Goods of all descriptions at very low figures. A fnllaud
complete assortment of Embroideries, Laces, Handkerchiefs, Corsets, Glove
?nd Ribbons, Hamburg and Swiss skirtings and flouncing. s Men s and Boys' cloth
ing and furnishing goods. It will pay you to visit '
, And save money,
M c 1 NTIRE
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 76 cents, oannot be
Two new numbers in high bust.
Rock Island. Illinois.
THE LARGEST STOCK
EVER SHOWN IN THE CITY.
MRS. P. GREENAWALT
1704 SECOND AVENUE,!
Ladies are inv.ted to call asd inspect the coebect s
See the Stylish Display
SPRING MILLINERY GOODS.
Tbe finest ever shown in the City, at
MISS C. HAAS',
successor to Miss Petersen, No. 1723 second avenue, Rrk Island
The very latest styles in patterns, hats, bonnets, ribbons, laces and fancy ffoods.
11 1 and 1 H West Second
at specially low prices- (
On other lines of corsets we are es
pecially strong. All the best standard
makes in stock.
Special -values this week n other
New spring d res s goods .
Immense assortment of black wash
The choicest things go early.
Street, Davenport), Iowa.