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THJfi AJBGUS. THUKSDAY, MAY 7, 1891.
Fine bananas at Boroa.
Havana pine apples at Boro'a. '
Auguat Rhan, of Cable, was in the citj
Dr. Calvin Truesdale retuned from
Minneapolis last night.
T. ,11. Thomas left for Chicago Hal
night on a business trip.
William Broden. of Pre-emption, was
in the city today on business.
Dancing at Spring Cove Saturday eve
ning. Last car 12 o'clock.
W. B. Thorp, of Memphis, Tenn., is
visiting friends in the city.
Dancing at Spring Cove Saturday eve
ning. Last car at 13 o'clock.
Ex-Mayor Henry Carse went to Chi
cago this morning on business.
O. X. Bruner, of Edgington, gyrated
around the corners today.
Dancing at Spring Cove Saturday eve
ning. Last car 13 o'clock.
Mrs. Ellen Webber left this morning
for Chicago on a visit to friends.
Davenport won from Rockford again
yesterday, the score being 13 to 13.
R- W. Justin returned yesterday from
a yji to bis family at St. Joseph, Mo.
Henry Carter has taken the position
temporarily, as prescription clerk In
Twenty-one divorce cases are set for
trial this term of court, four of which
were disposed of yesterday.
Bride travel yesterday amounted to
Foot North, 784: south, 774; total,
1,553. Teams Nortn. 595; south, 590;
. Superintendent Murrin this morning
appointed Ezra Wilcher engineer at the
water works in place of John Meeh&n.
Mrs. Maggie Don. accompanied by
her daughter, Miss Agnes, left this morn
ing for a month's visit with relatives in
Strayed, a yearling colt, dark brown,
white spot on forehead, from the pasture
of John Weckel, of South Moline. Five
dollars reward offered for its recovery.
Daring the month of April.Dcputy Col
lector M. L. Gait's receipts were: beer,
$3,376 23; cigars, t423; tobacco, S3. 25;
W..F. Eastman, since last fall connec
ted with the Moline Dispatch as an ed
itorial writer, is atout to sever hh con
nection with that paper and will probably
move to Chicago. '
Frank Houseman and Miss Irene Zocch
ler. the latter of whom was yesterday
divorced from her husband. John E.
.Fleming, were married in Davenport last
Whatapitible spectacle it does pre
sent to the world to see the mayor of a city
the sizs of Rock Island with bis bands
tied and bossed completely by a class
whose motives are actuated entirely by
8. J. Collins, chairman of the repub
lican city-township committee, hss is-
suea a can ior waru caucuses on i riday
evening to select delegates to the repub
lican county convention to he held at tbe
court bouse next Monday, to select dele
gates to tbe judicial convention to be
held at Monmouth the following day.
'Strangier" Lewis failed to throw
"Farmer" Burns in 15 minutes at "Par
son" Davies' tournament at Chicago last
night, and Carkeek failed to do the same
thing on Tuesday night last. The match
last night was the most exciting that hss
taken place during the tournament, and
it is not unlikely that a match will be ar
ranged between Burm and Lswis.
The Union is attempting to pave the
way for the mayor to back out of his
positive declination to vote for one of his
own appointments, and says it does not
"understand his announcement extended
beyond Monday night." The mayor,
however, reiterated his position tbe fol
lowing morning, together with the asser
tion that it applied to all time, and that not
would, he deviate from that stand if his
own brother were the appointee.
About 20 sir knights of Everts' com
mander. K. T.. mounted and in chare
of Enjinent Commander M. M. Brings,
rode bver to Davenport this afternoon
where' they join St. Simon of Cjrene com
mandery and visit the cemeteries and
decorate the graves of departed knights.
J. F. Robinson, E. E. Parmenter, Henry
Carse and J. R. Johnston were appointed
a committee to visit Chippiannock ceme
tery for the same purpose, and E. B. At
kinson, J. O. Gould and S. H. Velie were
appointed to visit tbe Moline cemeteries
at the same time. Next year tbe entire
cavalcade will visit Rock Island and Mo
line. Davenport vs. Ottawa today, and
the two succeeding days.
tfsed in Millions of Homes
" Mind TUsmUng ami Muscle Read ins.
The methods of mind readers n.ay b
shown to be those of the conjurer ai d the
mountebank. Muscle reading, oi th(
other h.ind, is a fcubject worthy of t-eriou
inreatigatiou. Muscle reading id thj per
ceptiou by one person of an extramelj
slight, in voluntary action of the in iscJet
of another with whom ho is in contact
The coirtact is usoally made by takh k th
band or wrist of the subject, though then
are various other methods. Connect ion it
made sometimes even by menus of . cop
per wire. The muscular action tl at is
felt by the principal is so slight as to Ix
almost imperceptible. In fact, ia many
cases it is ho delicate that, while the prin
cipal's own muscles are affected by it, it is
not m do known to consciousness.
The muscle reader receives from his sub
ject intelligence in regard to only twe
things direction and time. In seeking a
bidden object he learns nothing of its na
ture, of its locality, or of whether it i i one
foot or one mile distaut from his out
streccnea nana. The conditions amount
to a tacit understanding between principal
and subject that the one is to signal the
oiner at tue instant when he names oi
points to the letter or figrure that is the ob
ject of inquiry. Involuntarily the sn jject
carries out his part of the agreement. A
statement of these facts is a sufficient an
swer to those who contend that, i.ince
there is nothing in a name, muscle rea ling
may, after all, be mind reading.
An intelligent comprehension of the sub
ject will establish the fact that mt:scle
reading is just what the term implies. But
mind reading cannot be so favorably con
sidered. It is a species of trickery, in the
performance of which the ordinary com
mittee will, unwittingly, aid and abet the
performer. Moreover, the mind raider
never permits himself to be subjectei to!
test conditions, nor does every one know j
n-"' m imiMic lucui. jir. uisnop deceived
the late Professor William B. Carpenter
by a simple trick with cards that a t! ree
card ruoute mau would have detected in
an instant. An expert should always be
set to catch an expei-L. Dr. Charles ti"nch
cll in Forum. 1
A Study. .
I saw a sweet faced young iady seatei. in
a car tho other day oblivious to the pres
ence of all other passengers as she studied
away from the pages of an open book 1 y-. ng
on her lap. She as not more than eight
een years old, slight of figure, and wlile
apparently in good :th was not strong.
She wouldn't lie abi i do general house
work. Two or three . ya' service behind
a counter would in liability com
pletely prostrate her, wU vady employ
ment on a sewing mac; ...eor piano was
beyond her physical reach. A she studinl
I concluded, realizing that she had a gt n
eral air of refinement and intelligence, that
her aim was to lit herself as a teacht r.
Just then she closed her book, und on t le
cover I read the title, " System of PLo-
Then I understood thr.t the young st i
dent had carefully weighed her mental a: d
physical resources in the selection of ;n!
occupation and chosen that which seenu d '
to her most suitable. Then I called loi
mind a number of acquaintances w ho are
expert stenographers and typewriters, and
work ten hours a day for salaries ranging !
from six dollars to ten dollars a week. wLo
claim that their work is very exacting
mentally and physically, and who are con
tinually wishing they had chosen soite
other occupation. After all, this habit f
working for a living is an objectionable
practice viewed from any standpoint. De
troit Free Press.
Too Much Kindness.
A canny Scotchman who keeps a littli
shop for the sale of his national product!
not a thousand mile from Ann street tell i
a good one on himself.
His phice is a sort of headquarters fur the
officers of the State aud National line
i-tfamships w):n they are in port, and the-
often bring their fallow countrymen here
for an hour's chat in the little basement
One day a raw specimen was one of the
guests. He had just come over, and he was
delighted to find that real Scotch groceries
could le got in a foreign place. He was i
not used to the American style of treating, j
and when the proprietor passed a lox of i
cigars to him he thanked him politely and
"Go on," said the proprietor encourag
ingly, "help yoursel'. It won't cost von a
"Won't cost me a penny,'' said the
stranger wonderingly. I
"Xot at all, mon. It's the custom of the j
"Weil, well, who'd athoucht it? This is ,
too much kindness."
Aud the big hand of the stranger closed j
around hali of the cigars in the box. As j
the bunch went into Lis pocket a laugh I
proprietor acknowledged that the joke was
on him, and the innocent stranger went
away with a very high regard for a coun
try so filled with kindness. Xew York
Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made Of.
The materials of dreams may lj en
numerated as memories of waking sensa
tions, memories of waking thoughts, and
liew sensations received in sleep, whether
from without or within. Dr. Gregory
mentions of himself that having oa one
occasion gone to bed with a botUe of hot
water at his feet he dreamed of walking
up the crater of Mount JEtna and feeling
the ground warm under him. He-had at
an early period of his life visited TUount
Vesuvius and actually felt a strong sensa
tion of warmth in his feet when walking
up the side of tbe crater, and he had more
recently read Brydone's description of
On another occasion, having thrown off
the bedclothes in his sleep, he dreamed of
spending a winter at Hudson's bay and of
suffering distress from the intense frost.
He had been reading a few days before a
very particular account of the state of the
colonies during winter. CasselTs Maga
zine. A handsome complexion is one of the
greatest Charms a woman cm possass
Pozzoni's Complexion powder gives it.
40 Years the Standard.
Was Gunning for the Wall
A DANGEROUS CRANK L0CKEI UP.
The Startling Story He TelU of the
thrlt Followers," Whose Purpose
Seems To ISe to Make a "Divide" of
the World's Wealth The Plan of Cam
paign Against Gould Kelaled Peculiar
Fantasies of a Diseased Drain.
Xew Yoke Mar 7. A daugerous crank,
who gives his name as Charles J. Dick
son, has been arrested at the request of
Jay Gould. Dickson went on Monday to
the house of Dr. Muun, Mr. Gould's phy
sician, and announced that he was vice
president of an order called the "Christ
Followers," and that he had a mission to
kill Jay Gould. If, however, the million
aire would give him JiiO.OOO, and make
certain arrangements for the distribution
of bis property to charity, be would re
frain from assassination. Dickson will
be esamiued as to his sanity.
Was Prepared fer Business.
On Dickson's person when arrested were
found a black jack and a pistol, lie made
no resistance, and after reaching police
headquarters, told Inspector B yrnes that
he was in the land commission business at
Pueblo, Cola, and left there on April 15.
He related a thrilling story to the inspec
tor about four men he had killed single
handed while they were attemntinor to
rob his office of legal paper. H
jaillea the "Christ Follower!,'' abo
e said he
about a year
ago iu tue ioiiowing manner: lie was in
structed to go to a . place called Owl's
Head, on the Canada line. He stayed
there until dark, aud theu about fifty men
in masks appeared and surrounded him.
He was made to kneel and take a number
of bloo.l-curdling oiths. The object of
the organization was for the equalizatson
Sentence of Death on Gould.
H said that he received his instruc
tions from the chief, who signs himself
"Adonia." Ou the Uth ult.. a communi
cation from this potent individual an
nounced that Jay Gould had been "tried,
found guilty and convicted" by the arch
council. He was to die unless "he immedi
ately gave ( 3. 000. 000 for the "fund of the
C. F. 's," and pledged himself to give 813,
(0,0e0 more within ten years aud so will
his fortune that his sons should not re
ceive more thau $1,000,000 each. The re
siduary legatee was to be charity, and
Dickson was to execute the orJer of the
An Alternate Arrangement.
Dickson thought that matter could ba
"amicably arranged" and that instead of
demanding the millions and making as
sassination tue alternative he was pre
pared to guarantee protection to t!ie mill
ionaire if tiie l.v.ter would pay him Jt.).003
and give Sieo.oou to some charitable insti
tution. Dickson says that he had a Dlan
to escipe from tbe wrath of the order. lie
would be condemned to death if he failed
to execute its mandate or was discovered
to be a traitor, and the order never fail!
to "remove" members sentenced to death.
A Pretty Scheme of Suicide.
He bad insured his life iu two com
panies, and proposed o make away with
himself so as to protect the order and
save his insurance. He intended so go to
Hartford, select a convenient spot, break
his watch chain, throw aside his watch,
and scatter papers around. He would
have two pistols, one his own and readily
identified, and the other a strange pistol.
He would fire off his own at random, and
then kill himself with the other. The
coroner's verdict naturally would le rob
bery and mrrder.
The Xelraka Governorship.
LINCOLN. Xeb., May 7. -Governor
Thayer has reinstated the clerks and em
ployes who were with him during his nr.-
j ceding ierm Governor Boyd yesterday
sain ue world carry the case tothesu
preme court of the United States. He be
lieved that "ourt would give a different
const ruction tothe law than that given bv
a nuj,rity of t lie supreme court of Xe-
braska. Ho would do this, not for the
purpose of regaiuitigthe office of governor,
oui 10 esiaoii-! ills citizenship.
Must ISe Carelul with "Old Glory."
Dclutii, Minn.. Mav 7. The strikers
Tuesday marched around one section of
": .(iiiiui; uu .American nag and a
banner calliig for tin day. The m n
carrying the llag thr?v it iu the street,
where it was trampled iu the dust.
Sergt. Thompson, of the police, at o:i"e
took measures to disperse the crowd after
this incident, and did so, although the
men said the flg-b?arer was intoxicated
and no riotous demonstration was in
tended. ine Hmlies Kecnvered.
St. Johns, Xu., May 7. Xine bodies
have b?eu removed from the wreck of the
bark Helga. One more bo ly was seen,
but the sea was too rough to venture near
it. The bodies were buried one the beah
opposite the scence of the wreck. The
Helga was bound for Quebec iu sand bal
last. The only survivor is Alexander
Eilason. He was rescued by a boat's crew
of eight men. who entered the breakers at
the risk of their lives.
A Million Dollar Fire.
Long Island City, L. I., Mav 7. A dis
lstrous conflagration occurred here last
night. The fire covered the entire lum
ler district of seven acres, or thirteen
city blocks, which were almost entirely
c overed with lumber piles. The loss will
leach J1.0U0.0J0. The losses include Don
taster's foundry. Burroughs', Tunis
ims & Co.'s, and other lumber yards and
II Bunnell's stone works.
They bote on the lieautiful Mike.
Boston, May 7 Mike Kelly was given
a magnificent reception on the Congr"-g
s reet grounds 3'esterday by over 3,000
lersons. The "king" was presented with a
handsome wagonette and spirited iron
p rey horse, and a floral horseshoe four
feet high. The crowd rose en masse every
time he came to the bat. .
Clarkson Sails for Europe.
Xew Yoke, May 6. -Among the pas
sengers who sailed for Europe yesterday
on the steamer City of Chic igo was Gen.
J. S. Clarkson, president of the Xational
Lvague of Republican Clnos.
The Weather We Mav EidscL
- Yashisotoh Crr-r. May 7.-The following
: the weather indications for twenty-four
from 8 p. m. vesterdav; Fm- in.
. warmer weatner; southerly winds. For
Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin
Jr. warmer weather Thursday night and
Fr day; variable winds, becoming southeast-
. - - J . w a
WELCOMED AT SEATTLE.
Note of the President's Reception in
Our Northwest Corner.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 7. It was nearly
2 o'clock p. in. yesterday when the steamer
City of Seattle with the presidential party
arrived at the dock herd. All the steam
vessels blew their whistles, and the noise
was augmented by the booming of cannon.
The bouses iu the city were generally
decorated, aud arches' were erected at
prominent corners. An escort composed
of the First regiment, X. G. V., Sons of
eteraus, and G. A. R. posts accompanied
the president to tbe cable station, where
the pupils of the high school sang an ode
of welcome. On arrival at Lake Wash
ington the steamer Kirklaud was boarded
by the party for a tour of the lake.
A Season ot Speechniak ing.
Upon their return the president and
party were escorted to the university
grounds, where tbey were given a rousing
welcome by tbe students and thousands
of citizens. A programme consisting of
singing Dy tue public school children, an
address of welcome by Judgo Thomas
Burke, addresses by the president, Messrs.
Wanamaker and Rusk, and the presenta
tion to tbe president of gentlemen who
had voted for William Henry Harrison
and of a number of other citizens was car
ried out. Among those presented were
tue mayors of several cities in ashing
ton and in British Columbia, who came to
Seattle especially to greet the president.
The special train left here at 4:20.
The Greeting at Tacoma.
The feature of the day previous to the
arrival here was the reception at Tacoma.
in ere the whole town seemed to have
turned out to welcome the chief magis
trate. There were arches erected in the
principal streets, which were crowded
with cheering people. A beautiful paint
ing of Mt. Tacoma was presented to the
president aod Mrs. H.trrisou by the Art
club. 1 he train left Tacoma amid a hur
ricane of cheers.
RUSSELL NOT RESPONSIBLE.
The President's Son Had Nothiug to Do
with the ltlaine Matter.
ALBANY. X. Y , May 7. W. J. Arkell,
one of the owners and proprietors of Frank
Leslie's aud Judge, who was iu Albany
Tuesday, was asked as to the responsibil
ity for the publication in Leslie's of the
declaration that James G. Blaine would
not be a candidate for the presidency.
"That publication," replied Mr. Arkell,
"was at my individual iustance.nnd no one
else is responsible for it. The papers
wnich are criticising Hussell Harrison for
it are all wrong, as Mr. Harrison knew
nothing of it.
Got His Informal inn Direct.
"I may safely say, in fact, that no mem
ber of the Harrison family kuew any
thing about it, as they were all in the re
mote west at the time. And I may add
though it is a partnership secret that
Russell Harrison protested with me by
telegraph after the publication for per
mitting it. I simply replied to him that
the declaration as to Mr. Blaine came
to me straight from Mr. Blaine's most in
timate friend. I regarded, and still re
gard, the statement with confidence."
PAYN-S DISHONORABLY DISCHARGED
Kesult of the Trial of the Son of Veter
TorEKA, Kau., May 7. Commander-in-Chief
'Webb, of the Sons of Veterans, has
issued geueral order N'o. 3. giving the
result 4 the court-martial of Walter S.
Payne, of Fostoria, Ohio, ex-commander-in-chief,
charged with embezzling $10,000
of the order s money. The verdict of tho
court was dishonorable discharge from
the or der. The verdict is approved by the
commander-in-chief. The order also
promulgates the fiadiugs in the1 court
martial of Co!. George Addington, of the
Xew York division, charged with em
bezzlement. The verdict i tl .'gradation
from the rank of colonel. This verdict is
An Jziterstatc Commerce Derision.
Washington City, May ".A case be
tween two eastern railways was decided
by the interstate commerce commission
yesterday, in which the point decided was
that where - railroad company having
ample facilities for physicial connects-
and through business with a connecting
line, with which it has iu the past long
had an arrangement for doing a through
business on a pro rating basis, terminates
that arrangement without any go' I
reason and enters into a similar arrauj -ment
with another connecting line, and
refuses further through business over its
former connection, tins conduct is unjut
discrimininatiou within the meaning of
The Republican League Conference.
Xew YoEK May 7. The protracted con
ference of the Xational Republican
Lea gue, which has been in session for a
week, closed yesterday. The appointment
of a sub-executive committee was post
poned until July 1, when a meeting will
be called of all members of the national
committee of the league and all the presi
dents of the state leagues. Mr. T. E.
Byrnes, of Minnesota, lias been appoint
ed national organiz.-r of the league. The
league's national headquarters have' been
established at 2B Fifth avenue, and will
be iu charge of Secretary A. B. Hum
phrey. Expert Work With Charred Money.
Washington City, May 7. The clerks
in the treasurer's office have identified
lC,9J0of the $17,000 charred and burued
in the recent wreck near Waring station,
on the Baltimore aud Ohio railroad in
Marvland. The moiiev ivm en nh.,..
and black that the packages looked like
charcoal, but by espertness in separating
each note and putting it under a strong
magnifying glass all tbe money was ident
ified with the exception of f 100, which the
express company car rying the money will
The Michigan Solon.
LANSING. Mich.. May r. The senate yes
terday killed Brown's local option bill
and passed the bill allowing hotel keepers
to sell the baggage of guests who leave
without pavmr their bills Tho w.,m,i..
feated the propound to appropriate $30,000
iur lue u. a. ii. encampment at Detroit
It got 57 votes, but needed (17 A mntir.
to reconsider was carried. In committee
the bouse passed tbe bill increasing the
tpecific tax on railroads from !i rn-.i Tr
cent, of the gross earniugi.
Two Gallons of WhUky Per Capita.
Washington City. May 7. Internal
Revenue Commissioner Mason esti
that the amount of whislrir n.,m,f.nii,j
in the United States during the present
year will be lM.OOO.COO gallons, being 5,
000,000 gallons more whisky taau was ever
produced in tbe United States in any year
Good Umbrella Weather.
We have placed on sale anew assort
ment of umbrellas for sun and rain.
24 inch, silver heads, 78c
26 inch, silver heads, 85c
28 Inch, silver heads 98c
30 inch, silver heads $1.15
Better ones up to 5.00
LADIES' MUSLIN UNDERWEAR.
Have added to our large assortment oi
ladies' muslin underwear, new;
styles in extra large sizes.
ARTE NOW SHOWING
Three Times as
A any other similar
Nos. 1525 and
And Ncs 124, 125 and 128 Sixteenth Street,
-THAN ALL OTHERS-
Wall Paper Company,
310, 312 and 314
ee Our Art
House and Sign Painter.
Fint-daM Graining and Ppr Hamgtag.
P. Box 872
GENTS NIGHT ROBES,
You will find our gents nii,, ...
50c. 75c and98c. betterva!ue! J
usually sold at such low r,r, "
We have a limited quantity of ,
below mentioned 01 tl
from onr special sale las
'" Bamo prices this
while they last.
1 0 yards dress prints 35c.
Ladies' pure silk gloves 25c
Challies 2lc a yard
Heavy ribbed hose, misse in,
Large a Stock of
esrabliehment in the city.
1527 Second Avenue,
8hop Fourth Ave. Mt Slit and 22d Sta.
: ROCK ISLAND