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THJS AliGUS. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 1891
A THANKLESS TASK.
The Management of St. Luke's Cot
Th Ladinorthe liiUd Give op Af"
trr ntrnrKlins rr Hi Years-
hat They Have Had to
. Contend fl lih.
A XEW CHURCH.
Rock Island. April 22. Editor An
ors: The announcement of the Ladies'
guild of Bt. Luke' hospital that they
bad finally decided to discontinue their
efforts to maintain the work of that in
stitution and turn the property orer to
the trustees, demands a few words of
explanation. The practical effect of this
decision will be the closing of the hos
pital, as it is not at all likely that the
trustees will take any steps to raise the
funds needed to maintain its operations.
But few persons have sny conception as
to what the work of securing the funds
for the hospital has cost the guild during
the six years of the existence of the in
stitntion. These ladies have left no
tone unturned In their efforts to carry
on this work. They have freely given of
their time.their strength and their money,
and what thanks have they received?
None at all. On the contrary they haye
been compelled to run the gauntlet of
unfair and unkind criticism, as well as to
suffer all kinds of criticism and misrep
resentation of their motives. They have
even been charged with haying misused
the funds committed to their care. During
the past year they have received but t500
from the citizens of the community, and
the balance they raised by direct personal
work. As the case now stands, they do.
not care to subject themselves any more
to the humiliation of such rebuffs as they
have received when soliciting funds.
Indeed these rebuffs have at times
amounted to nothing less than personal
The management do not claim that they
have been perfect in their administration
of the affairs of the hospital, but they
have always acted in accordance with
their best iudgement. If there had been
le of unfair and unfounded criticism
andjnore hearty cooperation and assist
ance, the outlook for the hospital might
have been very different today. As it is,
these ladies have reached the end of their
string and have exhausted all their re
sources and cow their patience, if not
their self-respect, tells them to cease their
thankless work. The circumstanp m
the case folly justify their final decision
to cease their work. It has not been for
persona! ends that they have labored, but
simply for the benefit of the sick and
suffering who have no place where their
needs could be ministered to. It is easy
enough for persons to criticise and find
fault, but it has only made the work of
these ladies all the more trying and diffi
cult. The work must now stop because
of an utter lack of support on the part of
those who hve the means but not the
spirit to assist them in their untiring
It is a strange commentary on our city
with all its wealth and prosperity that
there is not in it enough disinterested
benevolence to maintain such an in
stitution. Other cities can main
tain hospitals and point with pride
to them, but it seems that Rock
Island cannot. Henceforth the home
less sicki will have no place where
they can bo cared for. The guild would
cheerfully continue their work if they had
met with different treatment by the com
munity at large, but it is unreasonable to
ask them to make brick without straw.
and they are ready and have been ready
lor monins, 10 turn tneir work over to
other hands. After six years the work
now falls to the ground. And who is to
blame for thist Surely not the ladies who
have done their best, but those who have
blocked their progress by unkind criti
cisms and actual hostility. Let some of
the critics and wise acres now come for
ward and take up the work. Now is
their chance if they ever really desired it.
It remains to be seen what tbey will do.
But in fairness to the faithful few let the
due honor be given for having maintained
this charitable work for six years.
A Friend of the Hospital
"A Friend of the Hospital" does not
avoid the truth, and the ladies of St.
Luke's hospital whose self-denying, public-spirited
charitable efforts have made
the hospital what it has been, have cer
tainly merited the gratitude of the entire
community, to say nothing of the great
number of individual whose sufferings
have been alleviated by their work.
Thankless and discouraging as have been
the efforts of the ladies to maintain the
hospital year by year, however, it is not
likely that indifference in the matter of
contributions would hive caused them to
give up entirely, bad it not been for the
actual warfare carried against the hospi
tal fropi some of our city pulpits a few
years ago when a charity ball designed
to yield the hospital a handsome income,
reoeived such a staggering blow because
of the reflections cast upon all who might
participate. It is a fact that the ladies
really lost courage from that hour, and
while they "have struggled bravely on
since, the undertaking has been an unsur
mountable one and at last they have given
up entirely. As "A Friend of the Hos
pital" says, who indeed can blame them?
The only corrplexion powder in the
world that is without vulgarity, without
injury to the user and without doubt a
purifier, is Pozzoni's.
Ilock Inland to Have the tseeet d
Lnthcran ChnrrU of the tnrt cities
The S;cond Swedish Lutheran church
congregation cf Rock Island and Molii e
has decided upon a site for its house of
worship in Rock Island. It will le
erected as soon as the plans can be draw n
and the eontract let. The plans are no
being prepared by a committee. The le t
for the new structure has been acquired.
It is 120x150 feet in aizj, is located 01
the northeast corner ht the junction cf
Fourty-fourth street and Seventh avenue,
opposite Edgwood Park. Some were de
sirous of locating the church in Molim-,
but no such suitable site could be f oun i
as the one selected.
The following toard of trustees hss
been selected :
One year P. G. Sjoblom. C. L. AikH
lind; Two years, J. Jeper3on, J. Os
trom: three years, J. E. Gustus, S. P. A.
The following board of directors has
One year. S. J. Nyquist, J. Ojtrom;
two years, C. O. Granere. P. M. Lind.
berp; three years, A. O. Bersell. J. Jes,
It is announced that the church starts,
out with between 40 and 50 members.
Rev. Nels Forsandar, of Augustana col
lege, will undoubtedly be chosen pastor
at the next meeting.
To the Public: I am informed that t
report is being circulated that the ice 1
am selling is unfit for use, and that it was
harvested in sewerage water. I wish tc
inform my friends that ihesa statement
are absolutely false and that tbey are
prompted by a spirit of maliciousness on
the part of a firm bent on securing busi
ness. I claim that the article I an selling is
as pure as any ever offered in this city,
and am strengthened in my belief by a
certificate of analysis given by Frank
Nadler, chemist, Feb 20, 1891, in which
he says: "The sample of ice from Mis
sisippi river submitted to me for examina
tion, contains no organic or other impur
ities deleterious to health."
My office is with E. G. Fiszer, where I
shall be pleased to receive orders.
E. B. McKown.
A few boarders wanted at 806 Nine
Ice cream always on hand at Krell &
Math's. Remember and try a dish.
Sure cure for dyspepsia, chewing gum.
All the best brands at Krell & Math's.
Butter cups put up ia half and one
pound air tight jars, smaller amount
loose, at Erell & Math's.
No April fool joke hut a fact, that
the Crown dining room serves a better
meal for 25 cents than any other place
in the city.
Ah hah! The latest; we have them,
mint glaceB. They consist of extra fine
cream and flavored strongly of mint.
Krell & Math always have the latest for
J. J. Lerch, the well known painter,
paper haneer, grainer, kalsominer, etc.,
is prepared to do all kinds of work in his
line in first clasi manner. Shop No.
309 Eighteenth street.
The first of May is approacbiog and
with it comes the world renowned bock
beer. Mr. Huber has been particularly
successful in brewing the bock this season.
An extra fine product will be offered to
the beer consumers when the proper time
comes. Julius G. Junge is the sole bot
tler of that famous beer. People will do
well to place their orders soon, as the
quantity is limited. All orders will be
promptly attended to Telephone No.
I will he in Rnck Island at the offlie o!
J. C Adams, 314 Twentieth street,
on Tuesday, May 12. 1891. All
ntraots having any bills or claims against
me atv hereby notified to present them
there on that d'e, or before that date to
present them to J. C. Adams at his of
fice. I have my will made and I wan: to
settle my estai ? efore I pass my checks
in. O. J. Dim:ck.
A Ueal Baliam is Kemp's Balsam.
The dictionery siys, "a balsam is a
thick, pure, aromatic substance flowing
from trees." Kemp's Balsum for the
throat and lungs is the onlv cough medi
cine that is a rel balsam. Ma,y thin,
watery cough remedies are called b-.lsiin's
bnt such are not Look through a bottle
of Kemp's fUlsam and notice what a pure,
thick preparation It is. If you cough
use Kemp's Balaam. At all druggists'.
Large bottles 50c an 1 81-
BtrtiKgiiDg np Lira's Kuegsd Hill
With youth, vigor, ambition acd an iniomitabie
will to belp us, is no such grisvjos matter, tot
tottering don again, afflicted by the ailment
which beset old age- our backs bent with lumba
go, oar elastic mnscles and joints stiff and pain
ful. Is a woeful piece of baelncss. For the Infirm
ities which the decline of life (too often brings,
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters is a beneficent source
of relief, a miticntlnc solace always 10 be 1 ponded
upon. Vo regulating tonic evolved by botanic
medical discovery Is so well calculated, so thor
oughly able, bnt without undue stimulative, effect,
to belp the aged, the delicate and the convale
scentto resuscita'e the vitality of a frame which
time and physical decline have impaired as thin.
Kidney and bladder weakness and disorder, cos
tivencss, malarial complaints, dyspepsia and rheu
matism era among the bodily afflictions which
this sterling rectiperant and regulator overcomes.
Carpenter Again Refuses
Hear the General,
AND HAS EIM TOSCIELY SEMOVED.
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
The Great Lawyer Attempts to Address
the. Judge intl the Latter Orders the
United bt.ttes M.irihal to "Fire" Him
He Refuses to Go Until Force Is
Used A Contemptuous Sniff and Equal
ly Coutemptuous Remark His Late
Eostox, April 22 General B. F. But
ler was forcibly ejected from the Unite!
State district court yesterday afteruoou
by United States Marshal William V.
Doherty, acting under the orders of Judge
Carpenter, who on April H refused 'o
listen to General Butler and ordered hii
client to secure new counsel. The gen
eral appeared when District Attorney
Allen moved for a specified date on which
the motion of Claretta K. Johnson for ar
rest 0 judgment should be heard.
It Didn't Please His Honor.
Gen. Butler had just entered the court
room, and had advanced to the judge's
bench without being recognized by Judge
Carpenter until he bowed and began his
address: "May it please your honor," he
said, when Judge Carpenter, glancing ar.
the general and then across the deste of
the United States marshal, said to Mr.
Doberty: "Mr. Marshal, Mr. Butler U
in disorder; you will kindly remove him
f 10m the room.'- Marshal Doherty, ac
companied l.y two other officers of the
court, started for the general.
He Vielded to force.
Before they could reach him he again
attempted to address the court, when
Judge Carpenter not only repeated his
original order, but commanded Gen. But
ler to leave the rooin. The general, how
ever, did nothing in obedience to the order
until the majesty of the law assumed
physical proportions in the person of Mar
shal Doherty. When the officer put h i
hand on the general's shoulder, the latter
remarked sotto voice: "I yield to force."
And Had the Last Word.
Once outside the general asked the mar
shal if he was still under arrest, and, be
ing told that the officer had merely
obeyed orders and that he was free ..u
enter the room again. Gen. Butler did
again enter. The judge, however, had
just gone, and after looking around a
minute or two Butler sniffed the air and
said: "The room smells batter now." He
then turned and left the court. At 3:lo
the judge returned, and, though Mrs.
Johnson was dot representei by counsel,
she was sentenced to flO fine and six
months in prison.
Will Go to Law About It.
Later in the afternoon Gen. Butler said:
i;Of course I shall take legal steps in con
nection with the matter. When a man
lays his hand on me and has no right to
he generally gets sued for assault and
battery. I iiad to do that onca before. Of
course, there are other remedies, also.
All in good time I shall take care of
thetu, and I intend to make further
efforts on behalf of Mrs. Johnson before
the proper courts."
The Solon at Springfield, Ills.
Spkingfield, i:i., April 22. Little busi
ness was done in the legislature yesterday.
A few bills were introduced in the sen
ate. Only tweuty-three senators were
preseat. In the house the compulsory
education bill was made special order for
to-day. A number of hi. Is of local im
portance were a.tvauced. The anti-truck
store bill w:i ont to third re.idiug. Oaiy
ninety members were present.
Iiavaged ly Two Epidemics.
Stevbenville, O., April 2& La grippe
and measles are epidemic in ibis city.
The public schools are almost depopulated
in the primary grades. In one room yes
terday but ix -.vere present out of an eu
rolimeiu iV. lorty-l'our. In another, nine
teen out of forty-eight; in another,
twelve out of lifty-one. In two ward
schowss 1' S were absentoutof an enroll
ment. : m
Legislating on Fish.
Lansing. Mich., April 22 A report was
made to the legislature yesterday advo
cating the taxation of the professional
Ishermen along the lake shores for the
support of t.ie lish hatc heries, as they,
the fishermen, get the benefit of the hatch
cries. Grand iiapids furniture men pro
tested against manufacturing furniture
in the Ionia prison, ami tne bill was
llelievetl to Ue a Oouble Murder.
TRAVEli, Cala., April 22. People in this
f-ection a-e in a fever of excitement over
the disappearance of Mrs. James Caesar
f nd her little child, who have been mis
sing since Thursday of last week. James
Oaear, husbaud of the missing woman,
i under arrest, being suspected of mur
cering his wife aud child and having
secreted rheir bodies.
Hoosier Educators iu Demand.
Teuise Haute, Ind., April 22. Another
able Indiana educator has been taken
f'omtlie state by an offer of increased
s ilary. Prof. B. W. Evermann, of the
s-ate normal school, goes to Washington
City where he will be assistant chief of
t'.ie division of exploration of lake and
r ver basins iu the United States fish
c lu mission.
Two Wisconsin Bills Killed.
MADHOK, Wis., April 21 The bill re
pealing the lccil option law and the anti
trust bill were killed yesterday. Sergeant
a -Arms Patrick Whalea, of the assem
bly, pleaded guilty to assault in court,
a U was fined $Vt and costs, or about tlGU
iu the aggregate.
From Diplomacy to Preaching.
Coixmbcs, Ind., April 22. A telegram
b is been received here from Z. T. Swee
ney, United States consul general at Con
stantinople, saying that; he has tendered
h s resignation. He will again enter the
n.inistry, having accepted a call to a
church at Kokomo, Ind.
F.rst "Wet Spot" in Twenty five Years.
WASHrsGToy, Pa., April 22. For the
first time in twenty-fire years license to
retail intoxicating liquors iu Washington
county, Pa., was granted yesterday. The
location of the "wet spot" is at Charleroi,
a nanufacturing town in the eastern part
of the county.
Collected 817,807 from Illinois.
".Vashikgton ClTr, April 22. Secretary
Ft ster yesterday, in paying IllinoU' share
of the direct tax ?974,030 held up $17,807
as the amount due the United States by
Ill.noU on account of arms advanced Illi
jO s in excess of her quota.
THE PRESIDENT SPEEDING WEST.
Ac International Welcome at LI Faso
Greetings at Other Places.
EL Paso, Texas, April Ci. The presi
dential tr.ua arrived at El Paso at 1C
e'eiock yesterday morning from Saa
Antonu. A short stop was made at Del
Rio, Vanverde county, where nearly the
vrhoie population turned out to welcome
y-je chief executive. Two little girls pre
sented the president with a large basket
tf roses, and the public school children
f resented a written address. The presi
dent made a few remarks and Mr. Wana
maker and Mr. Rusk also spoke.
Mexicans in the Procession.
When the train arrived at El Paso, Gov
ernor Carillo, of the Mexican state of Chi
huahua; Maj Gen. Rangel, representing
the president of Mexico; Mexican customs
officers; Gen. McCook, of the United
States army, and prominent citizens met
the president at the train. A detachment
cf the Fifth infantry and band, a number
of Mexican officers with a military band,
and local organizations formed a proces
sion to the cjurt house, where speaking
Spoke in Behalf of Dial.
Gen. A. J. Malloy made the address of
welcome at the court house. Governor
Carillo also spoke on behalf of President
Diaz, and several others made speeches
welcoming the president to the Lone Star
state. The president made a brief re
sponse, and was heartily applauded. The
presidential party left for Los Aogeles at
Tccso.v, A. T.. April 22. The presiden
tial train arrived here at SM and soon
after left for Los Angeles. The presiden
spoke at Deming, X. M.
MORE MOBS AT MQREWOOD.
The Wire of a Tenant Attacks the Depu
ties Importing Miners.
Mt. Pleasant, Pa., April 22. During
the evictions at Morewood yesterday after
coon many exciting scenes occurred. At
the house of Martin Wergenski the depu
ties were attacked by Wergenski's wife.
A mob of 300 people on the outside had to
be dispersed by the militia. Affairs at
Morewood were somewhat critical at mid
night. Early in the evening crowds of
strikers broke in the windows of the
houses from which the people had been
evicted and begau dancing.
Were 'ot "Pinkerton Thus."
It was reported yesterday that several
car loads of men who arrived were Pink
erton guards, but the sheriff saya that
they were not, but men employed to take
the places of the strikers. The Frick com
pany is said to have employed the serv
ices of 500 experienced miners from the
Punxsutawney coal fields with the inten
tion of putting them to work at once in
their various coal mines now guarded by
the Pinkerton men. It is also stated that
these miners are coming with the under
standing that they are to assist in break
ing the strike.
A Case of "Getting Even."
When the Punxsutawney miners were
on a strike a few months ago the contri
butions in their support from the coke
region miners was very meagre. Said a
prominent labor leader last evening: 'I
have exected this and suppose that the
Punxsutawney miners think this their
opportunity to square accounts with the
miners in the coke region.
Frightful Outburst of Gas.
Bkaddock, Pa., April 22 Yesterday
afternoon a frightful explosion of gas oc
curred in the "bottom house," in the rear
of the converting department, at the Ed
gar Thompson Steel works. One of the
workmen opened an oven door, when a
huge volume of gas shot out, and burst
ing into flime enveloped John Soles.
Thomas BantraufE, David Coon, and Otto
Oaedrake. burning them very seriously.
They mav possibly recover. Two boys
William Kordsworth and August Ander
son, aged about 10 were also severelv
National Hanks Pay the Tax.
Wilmington, Del., Apr.! 22 The na
tional banks of this state Saturday paid
the State :yj,50 for State taxes due for
several years. The Farmer's Bank, a
state institution, will pay the state a
further sum of 12,000. The banks refused
to pay the tax on the ground that it was
illegal. The amount was about 8T0,0oJ,
and suit was brought la the United States
court here in IsSS to recover and they wou
their casj. The case was jtheu taken to
the United States supreme court, and
pending action there a compromise was
The Strikers Telegraph Paulson.
Umontown, Ph., April 22 The strike
leaders yesterday telegraphed Governor
Pattison that they do not want the
militia -stationed in the coke regiou; that
they ure not needed; that sheriffs can
secure all the deputies necessary if they
will only pay for them. Tbey extend an
invitation to the governor to visit the
coko region. The telegram was signed
by all of the most prominent labor lead
ers, and endorsed by CoL T. H. Searight,
the well known Democratic politician.
The Sixth Massachusetts at the CapitaL
Washington- Citt. April i2. The sur
vivors of the old Sixth Massachusetts
regiment, one of the first military organ
izations to respond to President Lin
coln's call for troops at thn outbreak of
the war of the rebeiliou, and to come to
the defense of the national capital, ar
rived here last evening from Baltimore.
The regiment first arrived iu Washington
City ou April 20. thirty years, ago
Monday to defend the national capital.
The Strike at the Fair Site.
Chicago, April 22. Police are on duty
at the world's fair site and the work is
going on, though with a decreased force.
The police have slightly deranged the
plans of the strikers. All who would not
work were driven from the grounds, and
the picket business in t he park was broken
up, while the pickets on Stony Island ave
nue did not seem to be very vigilant and
soon left their posts. Abaut 100 of the
Btriker.s went to work again yesterday.
Blaine Stopped at Virginia Beach.
"Washington- Citt, April 22. The Un i ted
States steamship Dispatch, which left
Washington City last week with Secre
tary of State Blaine and Assistant Secre
tary of the Navy Soley for a trip down the
bay. returned to the city yesterday with
Assistant Secretary Soley. Secretary
Blaine stopped at Virginia ach, where
he will spend several days.;
Socialism in the Coke Kes;ioas.
SCOTTDALE, Pa., April 22. Herr Most
will not make a personal toux of the cojee
regions. Alexander Jones mail August
Delaber, the two other Socialist agitators,
will hold a aeries of maaa meetings
throughout the region. The Socialistic
societies of the district hava a member
hip of 3,000, and are MUva, particularly
in the present strike.
C S WIRE
This will be a black goods season.
We are well equipped to supplj
Ladies' black hose 6c to 8!4c blacks,
lOcts. a pair.
Black corsets, satiue, 50 cents-
Black dress robes, embroidered in
black and colors in beautiful designs,
Black aprons, embroidered.
Black ice wool shawls
Black cashmere shawls best values
we have ever shown.
Black silk skirts.
Black embroidered flschus.
Black satine and mohair skirts.
Black surah silks, 24 inches vin
75 cents. ae
Black India silks. 27 inches wh
You oughtito see the splendid va'ue
in above two numbers cf silks. a
Black washable fabrics in piaja
striped, checked plaid and grenadine
effects including the Imported Persian
Quantities of other black goods
which forbids mentioning.
We will be pleased to hav?yonej.
Rock Island. Illinois.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN
-ARE NOW SHOWING
Three Times as Large a Stock of
C A RPET
A any other similar establishment in the city.
CLEIYIANN & SALZMANN,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos 124. 128 and 123 Sixteenth Street,
WE HAVE THE FINEST,
We have the
We have the
Call and see for Yourself,
I Pauer Co..
310, 312 and 314 Twentieth St.
See the Stylish Display
SPRING MILLINERY GOODS.
The finest everhown In the City, at
MISS C. HAAS',
8uoo8toWMPeter8ea,No.lT3 second avenue. Bock M"1-
Te rer ji&teet tyle. lnrpattemi. hate, bonnet, ribbons, UoeOuid fancy" oode.