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THJE AJKGU8, WEDNESDAY, MAY 13. 1891.
1 City Attorney Haas is out. of town.
Henry Curtis went to Chicago this
Tickets' only twenty-fire cents for Lit
tle Vernon concert.
Davenport vg. Cedar Rapids Thursday,
Friday and Saturday.
Edward Gilbert, of Coe. was in the city
yesterday on business.
P. C. Denkman left for Chicago on
business this morning.
Adolph 8eibert isbome from Chicago
on a yisit to bis parents.
Little Vernon Brothers' concert at Bap
tnt church tomorrow night.
Miss Sadie Gorman, of Cable, is visit
ing with friends in the city.
Davenport vs. Cedar Rapids at Daven
port tomorrow, Friiay and Satarday.
Davenport avenged herself on Joliet
yesterday, winning by a score of 6 to 1.
The foundation bas been laid for Hen
ry Lemburt'a new home on Seventeenth
All lovers of fine music will attend the
concert of the Little Vernon Brothers to
The Davenport and Cedar Rapids clubs
play at Davenport tomorrow, Friday and
Saturday t 1
Don't miss the concert of the Little
Vernon Brothers at Baptist church to
A. Skinner and wife, Seventh avenue
and Sixteenth street, rejoice in the arrival
of a little son at their home.
Dr. W. H. Ludwig, late of Mount
Pleaaant, Iowa, is in the city, and will
locate here permanently.
The Davenport and Cedar Rapids
clubs play -at Davenport ball park Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday.
- ; Dr. George M. Babcock is in Bloom
ington, attending the annual meeting of
the state dental association.
John Bleuer bas broken ground for his
new residence on the corner of Eighth
avenue ond Seventeenth street.
Conductor Pollard, of the Q." has
been laid up at home with a lame foot.
but expects to go on daty again Friday.
A. C. Dart and Mylo Lee, left yester
day for New York, from which city they
will set sail on their South American
Will "W. T." kicdly return to the library
a hat which he took by mistake from the
the library last evening and receive hi3
Company F, of Moline, is making ar
rangements for a visit to New Orleans
during the Mardi Gras festivities next
The notice of dancing at Spring Cove
Saturday evening which appeared in last
evening's Argcs was intended for last
Invitations are out announcing the
wedding of Miss Laura Smith, of Rock
Island, to Miller Westbay, of Andalusia,
on May 20.
"Yes," said a gentleman in a street car
laaw uigui, iub icnoonce cas made a
very little pill out cf McConochie a very
little pill indeed-"
General Manager Merrill and a party
of C , B. & Q. officials are in Moline to
day looking over the ground for the pro
posed new depot there.
A number of the Cedar Rapids excur
sionists to Davenport, came over to Rock
Island today to see a busy city and inhale
the atmosphere of a great state.
Alfred Stocker, for some time clerk in
the offices of the C, B. & Q , this city,
has gone to Chicago to accept a position,
and Fred Copp has taken his place here.
Chief of Police Miller has ordered
through the agency Qf Lloyd & Stewart,
the helmets for the police force this year.
The helmets for summer use will be
Daniel Dawyer. a colored citizen whom
the county, has been supporting for a
number of years, has received from the
government a pension of $12 per month,
as an old soldier.
The last car leaves Rock Island for
Black Hawk watch tower at 9 p. m., to
morrow evening returning from the tower
the last car leaves at 12. Dancing at
Spring Cove in the evening.
'Tia said that early in June there is to
be a prominent matrimonial event which
will unite two of the best known and
wealthiest families in Rock Island and
Tomorrow night occurs the reception
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hass and daught
ers at their newly remodeled home on Thir
teenth street and First avenue. It prom
ises to be one of the social events of the
John Rashford, who bas been at Em
mettsburg, Iowa, the past few weeks, will
be joined there by bis family, who left
here last evening, and they will bereaf j
ter make that their home."
Used in Millions of Homes
Rudolph Schwecke, left this morning
for New York atd on the 16th inst. will
sail for Europe, where he expects to spend
the summer, returning home about the
middle of September.
Charley Woods, who drove the United.
States Express wagon so long, is now
employed at Baker & Housman's, and old
"Jarbeau." the horse attached to the ex
press wagon, is dying of a broken I eart
Charles McHugh and wife left last
night for Kansas City where Mr. McB ugh
will attend the national convention of
the American Ticket Brokers' association
which meets there this week. Will Cm
baugh is doing the scalping during his
Boss Wells seems to have a particular
fascination for being delegate at largj to
conventions. He imagines, (or si me
reason, mat sucn a position mvo vee
more influence than the ordinary deles ue.
He found out his error at Monday's c in
Davenport is doing itself proud to
day in the entertainment of a large d le
gation oi citizens rrom tjeaar Kapus, in
reciprocation for the courtesies shown on
the recent visit of the citizens of Dav jn
port.acd a number from Rock Island tnd
Moline, to that city.
A number of ambitious young a en
from this city organized a legerdem tin
combination and after selecting the pa
pie of Orion as their prey they ewooj ed
down on the town one evening last witk
and did the "Signor Somebody" act. Un
fortunately some Rock Island people
were in the audience who came home and
gave the snap away.
Ricbsrd Linehan, formerly of this city,
whose trial at Atlantic. Iowa, for seduc
tion last fall when Msj. J. M. Beards ?y
defended him, resulted in the jury dis
agreeing, was on bis second trial last wet k
convicted and sentenced to five years in
the penitentiary. Msj. Beards'.ey was not
engaged in the second trial.
City Attorney Haas may experience
some difficulty in collecting his increastd
salary. Report hath it that Mr. Hsi.g
qualified before the council increased h s
salary, and if be did this it invalidates h 8
receiving the increase. The mayor, ho
ever, was cunning enough not to qualify
until the council increased his salary.
Little Pill McConochie received a most
pitiable dressing down at the bands of
the "infloonce" yesterday morning when
it wss found that he had presumed to
nominate a candidate for health commis
sioner ater the conncil had knocked out
the man he had been ordered to present
without first consulting the "inaoooce."
At the residence of the bride's parents
R. C. Cool and wife 40S Twentieth street
at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, occurred
the marriage of Miss Grace Cool to Cbas.
A. Mayo, of Chicago, Rev. Geo. W. Gat
officiating. They were attended by J.
Wild and Miss Dolly Cool, the ceremony
being witnessed by relatives and a
intimate friends only. The happy coap'e
left last evening for Ced-ir Ranids. atd
will make their home at Englewood EI. !
The Cantotia, a neat little boat buiit by
Kahlke Bros, for the Canton Sw Mill
company, of Canton, Mo., steamed up to
the landing at the foot of Seventeenth
street today. She is of an excellent model.
and is 90 feet long and 20 foot beam.and
draws about 23 inches of water. She
will be used as a ferry between Canton,
Mo., and the Illinois shore, opposite.
The boat is in command of Captain
J.E. Short, bis son, L. D. Short, being
A number of Rock Island railroad men
in the employ of the Rock Island rood
had an exciting experience near Iowa
City Monday night. Tbey had taken a
hand car to go to an Indian camp west of
the city, and by some means the car was
thrown from the track while traveling
rapidly. Engineer Bender was knocked
I ILL T- . . r . .
lueeoaiuie ana .engineer Means nad a
wrist badly sprained and a finger dislo
cated, but Fireman Parker escaped injury
the boys say because he was too fat to
There are ne horse cars running in
Rock Island today, except on the Daven
port & Rock Island and Rock Island &
Milan lines. The red cars were with
drawn last night and the blue line elec
tric cars are doing the business west of
Thirty-eighth street, with transfer to horse
cars at that point over both the red and
blue lines. Another car. this time 41,
jumped the track on the blue line last
night, with a Heavy load of passengers
but no one was injured. Finding the
track needed a general over hauling
Manager Louderbbck ordered the horse
cars put on east of that point again this
morning until this can be done. A red
car "died" netr the court house this
morning and was pushed to the barn by
a blue line car. Mr. Louderback hopes
to have h;s cars running in good shape
by the end of the week.
40 Years the Standard.
THE WOKLD'JS DEBT
Interesting Figures From the
Census Bureau Pepole.
THE UNITED STATES SEOWS UP WELL
Ocmparatlv Statement as to the Indebt
nes Ir Capita or This and Foreign
Countries What' Some of the States
Owe County Debt Not Increasing a
Fast a Population the Treasury Far.
plus Expected To Be Sufficiently Large
to Meet All Obligations National Cap
Washington Crrr, May 13. Tbe census
bureau bas in course of preparation a bul
letin upon the subject of foreign, national,
state and county iudebtedues. The in
formation concerning the indebtedness of
foreign countries was furnished by the
proper ndministntive officers of the sev
eral nations, at the request of the census
office, for publication iu the reports of the
eleventh census, as preliminary to the
statistics of the indebtedness of this coun
try. Only the totals of foreign indebted
ness are herein stated, but a great amount
of interesting detail" ("cerntiig the dates
of issue and matur. y o -h several loans,
the purposes and u.v for which they
were issued, their present commercial
value, and the kind and value of money
in which tbey were negotiated has been
compiled and will be published in tbe
final reports of the eleventh census.
Indebtedness of the World.
The indebtedness of the world for 1VJ
and iss, as far as it has been possible to
collect the dnta for tlia present bulletin,
with tbe amount cf increase or decrease,
is as follows: Foreign nations, debt less
sinking fund, 1SJ, $25,636,075,S4';
23.4S1,5T2.1S). The United States, 1890,
tdl5.0ft2.tl2; iS, tl.tt22.517.304 States
and territories, IS) J, tJ3,lu7,$S3; 1SJ,
ti90,S26.M3. Counties in tbe Union 1S t,
$141,930,!vir; IS" 135.105,027. Relatively
the burden of debt falls far heavier upon
the inhabitants of the principal foreiTi
countries, except those ot Germany, than
upon those of tbis country.
Per Capita of the Debt.
France, in ISSi), had a debt per capita of
tll&as, and it is understood that this does
not include certain anuuities of an un
stated but large amount; Great Britain,
though slowly decreasing its jsft, had a
burden at that time of S7.7i per capita;
Russia, S3.1.7'.); Austria-Hungary, t7J.S4;
Italy, iTii.UJ: Belgium, jfti.5 M; tbe Nether
lands tKVatf, while that of the luitei
States was but $U G3, an 1 of its indebted
ness, nearly one-half was made up of non
interest bearini? notes. V,.ile ind.vi iu d
fluctuations in the amounts of indebted
ness of tbe seventy-uine foreign nations
reported have been considerable during
the deca le, tlie aggregated indebtedness
shows relatively but little c ha ng- espe
cially if compared with the iutreasj of
Oerrease in the Vnite.l Stales.
The public debt of the United States
shows a pratifyini decrease within the
last ten yetirs, tbe burden per capita hav
ing been reduced from S 5 33 iu IjS'.) to
$14.63 in is'.t. The indebtedness of the
states anil territories has also decreased
f;7,i:lS,7.V,i during the decade, reducing
the per capita from to 7:) iu lsV) to 3.56 in
IjOX it sb ould be renenilered, however,
that of the total decrease of state debt as
reported, there has been scaled by refund
in? in some of the southeru suites tS,
500,000. Individual State Debts.
The following table shows the individ
ual indebtedness of tbe sTates named. The
first ami second columns cive the debt-
state and county les sinking f jnd tor
11 and lMH, aud the last two columns
the debt, les- Mi.kini; fuu-i, per capitu for
me same two y-ars:
!.i.2:S ir5.J'4.u7i 4 57 ti.iirt
.l".iK7.tt U.Sil.-7 j.cK 3in
4.34!.4."s ..V.srr 2..V) 3.14
4.7Til.:n ;j.-CT.i71 3.11 2r7
:t. 3,i4s.5(js 2.1s i.m
5Ii'hit;.in. . .
County lebt increasing.
The indebtedness of thecounties.thoueh
Increasing somewhat within the decade.
has not kept pace with the increase of
population, and the per capita has bf-en
reduced from 2.47 in 18S3 to 2.27 in 1Wl
Aggregating the national, state, and
county indebtedness the per capita shows
a decrease Irom f4't otf in 1SS0 to S21.16 in
lSUO, or more thau one-half, and this de
crease has been brought mainly by volun
SOMETHING ABOUT SURPLUSES.
Ten Millions More Than Is Wanted for
Pension Treasury Statement.
WASHISGiX ClTr. Mar 13. The nr
plus in the treasury is gradually creeping
up, having recovered from the heavy
drains upon it on account of the direct
tax, and the net surplus at the close of
business yesterday was tlo,0U0,000. There
re no heavy payments to make dnriLg
tbe remainder of the month, and treasury
c fficials express no doubt that the surplus
will increase by June 4 to an amouut suf
f cient to meet the pension payments.
Raura Don't Need It AIL
General Raum, of the pension office,
las written a letter to Secretary Noble in
vhich he says that after an examination
ot the accounts current of the several pen
s on agents for the present fiscal year, and
after a careful approximation of the prob
able payments for April, May and June,
hi has reached the conclusion that the
total payments for pensions during the
p-esent fiscal ypar will not exceed tl)6,-
(KO.000. The total nnrnnriotin fn. ,1.;.
strvice is tl25.03,093, ieaving an apparent
surplus ot tJ, it,uuu.
Violators of the Neutrality Laws.
Washington' Citt, May 14. Attor
ney General Miller is taking active steps
to bring to tbe bar of justice all parties
concerned in violating the neutrality
biff's of tbe United States iu connection
w th the schooner Robert and Minnie,
charged with having transferred arms to
the ltata and now in custody of the
United States marshal at San Diego.
Falling; off in ltreadstun Exports.
"A'ASHIKGTOX CITT. May 13. -Breadstuff
exports from the United States during
Aj ril past assreeated in value tl2,373 827,
ag unst tl5. 543.912 in April 189J.
W loans Sends in Veto.
1iAKSI5G, Micb., May 13. Governor Wi
naiis yesterday pulled his veto ax for tbe
first time this session and beheaded the
biL making an appropriation for the De
trcit borne for discharged convicts. The
vet message stated that, although a
wo'thy charity was to be benefited, yet
it v as proposed to grant public aid for
purely private purpose.
LEGISLATION FOR LABORERS.
Illinois Act Solons Favorably on Several
Important Bills. .
Sprikgfield, Ills., May ia In the sen
ate yesterday the bill requiring the pay
uieBt of wages in money and prohibiting
the "truck" system was passed 33 to 3;
the bill providing for the weighing ot
coal at mines in cross was also passed.
Other bills passed: Appropriating tl.500
annnally to publish the Dairymen's asso
ciation report; t39,500 to purchase a farm
forthe Lincoln institute for feeble-minded;
tlOO.000 to keep Joliet prison convicts em
ployed; providing that the Dairymen's
association shall be made a public cor
poration; the elections bill was referred to
the elections committea
"Disappointed the "Big Four."
A bill requiring all railways to permit
the transportion over their lines of any
kind ot freight when said lines counect
with other roads and giving the railway
commissioners power to nx rates was
made special order for Tuesday next.
which may kill the bill and disappoint
the tbicago "Big Four, whs desire its
passage to assist them in their finht
against tbe stock yards at Chicago, which
refuses to transfer live stock to the "Big
tour s new yards.
Black Fjes for Committees.
In the house the bill amending the
dratmbop law as to selling liquor to
minors was laid over for the day. The
committee unfavorably reported the anti
Piukerton bill, but the house non-concurred
and sent the bill to first reading.
Another committee got a black eye on the
local option bill, its unfavo.able report
oeing non-concurred tu and the bill sent
to first reading; and still another when
the bill to regulate fire insurance com
panies unfavorably reported was also
sent to first reading. 1 lie same treat
ment was giveu the unfavorable report 1
the hill to enable cities to provide artin
cial light to individuals.
SLASHED THE CZAREWITCH.
A Crazy Japanese Tries to Kill the Royal
Shanghai. China, May 13 An attempt
to kill the Russian cza re witch was made
yesterday in Japan, where he is travel
ing. The czarewitch bad gone to the
picturesque resort called Otau, on Lake
oiuHunu, six miies irom ivioto. 'mere a
native policeman named Tauaa Sanso at
tacked the prince, striking him on the
head with his sword with intent to mur
uer. uwing to me thickness ot the sun
helmet worn by the prince the sword was
deflected, and descrioed a cut down his
forehead, not of a serious character. The
in-.peri.tl party hastened back to Kioto
and got surgical assistance. The culprit
is believed to be insane. Tbe Japanese
emperor and his ministers hurried to
Kioto to express their svmp ithy.
On the Base IUU Field.
Chicago, May 13. Yesterday's scores
recorded by League base ball clubs were
as fullow: At Chicago Bistou (5, Chica
go 11; nt Pittsburg New York 4, Pitts
burg ti; at Cleveland Philadelphia s,
Cleveland 3: at Cincinnati Brooklyn IS,
Association: At Baltimore St. Louis 6,
Baltimore 0: at Philadelphia Athletic t.
Louisville 4; at Boston Boston 13, Co
lumbus at Washington C ty Cincin
nati i, Washington !
Western: At .St Paul Lincoln 15, St.
Paul 2; at Minneapolis Denver J), Minne
apolis 2i; at Milwaukee Kansas City 2,
Milwaukee 23; at Sioux City Omaha 16,
Sioux Citv T.
Sa!d To Be Well I'nderstond.
Pitt.sblt.g. Pa., Mar 13 A Columbus,
O., special to The Times say-: Congress
man Buutmj. of the ThirryUhird district.
New York, held a consultation with Gov
ernor Campbell yesterday. In an ititir
y:ew yestet iay evening Bunting ,nd: -It
is well understood in New York that in
case Governor Campbell aud the princi
ples he represents should lie successful in
Ohio this fail, Mr. Cleveland will be tbe
nominee for president. Should MoKiuley
be elected. David B. Hill will be the nom
inee of the convention."
Gen. Butler and Judge Carpenter.
Boston. May 12. There is a prospect of
another tilt between Gen. Butler and
Judge Carpenter, and Boston lawyers are
wondering whether the judge will again
order the general's ejection from court.
Gen. Butler has been retained for the de
fence in an important case which District
Attorney Allen has just put on the list
for trial in the United States circuit court
at the May term, which comes in on Fri
dav next, and ht nrnniwt mmtitnt un
, I - " I HI.
defense in person unless forcibly prevented
iron) so doing.
rersuaded Not to Go to Work.
SCOTTDALE, Pa., May 11 Two car-loads
of foreign laborers passed through yester
day, destined to Frick'a various coke
plants. The first car-load was unloaded
at Fairchance. They were met by some of
the strike leaders, the situation explained
to them, and in ten tuiautes all of them,
jorty in number, were on their way back
to Pittsburg. The strikers were not per
mitted to enter tbe second car, and the
men were taken to their destination.
An Echo of the Cronin Case.
Chicago, May 13. The trial of the libel
suit of John Culver against The Herald
for 25,000 damages for the publication of
an article reflecting on bis integrity as a
cronin juror was begun before Judze An
thony yesterday. After a jnry had been
obtained the remainder of the day was
spent in listening to the opening sneeches
Culver stood out against the other eleven
Cronin jurors and saved the necks of the
alleged murderers of the doctor.
Ex-Governor Waller's World's Fair Job.
Chicago, May 13. The foreien exhibits
committee has decided to seud ex-Governor
Thomas V. Waller, of Con necticut,
to London to represent the Columbian ex
position. Ibe duties of the office will
probably lead Governor Waller pretty
much over EuroDe. It will ! lw K..i.
ness to secure exhibits and to furnish in-
lormation to ail Europeans who bappeu
to ask for it.
Wouldn't Be it Sister to Him.
LowellI Mass.. May 13. Arthur f'amn.
b.dl, au engraver iu the Hamilton Print
works, while drunk S;.t n rluc-
amused himself bv Viai riff VAIllln U'n...
an at the Conner of Merrimac and Bridge
sirccuk nueii arraigned m the polio
court his excuse was: "I thons?ht' it
my sister." But the young lady, refused
to be even a sister to him.aud ha was sent
to the house vf correction for two months.
The Dotamaters Indicted.
MEADVILLE. Pa.. Mir 13 Tfc. l
Jury baa returned three true bills against
w. o., . i. a. ana v. M. Delamater
Too many Spring Jackets.
We make a big cut to close
$2.95 and $3.25 Jackets go
$4.75 and $5.00 Jackets go
$6.50 and $6.75 Jackets go
$7.50 Jackets go for $5.50.
Rack Inland. Illinois.
Three Times as Large a Stock of
As any other similar establishment in the city.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN
Nos. 1525 and
And Xcs 124, 12-$ and 12S
THAN ALL OTHERS
Wall Paper Company
310, 312 and
ee Our Art
CHAS. W. YERBURT, Manager.
New Dress Goot
Til C? VAAAIVPvJ O -
andnlaida 12 l.e ctecb
NEW WASH GOOD?
In various fabrics and hea.,v
ful designs. Handsome as tf
silks. Cheap too, that's the iT
-A w V4 & Us
. . vuc . o B snow tv
largest and handsomrst ass0
ment of dress trimmings ia
1527 Second Avenue,
314 Twentieth St.
AND DKALKB IU
Wrought and Cast Iron and Lead Pip
Hose, Packing, Sewer and Drain Tile.
Steam and Gaa Fixtures.
sTBfcst work at fair prices. Estimates furnished.
Office and shop 218 18th E'm Telephone 1182.
Rock Island, 111-