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THJfi AKGUS. THURSDAY; MAY 14; 18Jl.
John OhlweHer is ia Keilbsburg on
Iwsioess. ' (
J. C. Westenburg. cf Orion, epect
Testerdty ia the city.
Joseph McConnell, of Coe, was la the
eitj yesterday on business.
T. K. Bark's big shows appear ia Rock
Island next Monday May IS.
Mrs. Maggie Hull left this morning for
Indiaaapolia on a visit to friends.
A good investment buy jour under
wear at Simon & Mosenfelder's.
Williim McEoiry returned last evening
from his business trip to Altoona, Pa.
Carl Grotjan, who has been in Omaha
the past few months returned home yes
terday. The real French balbrigan underwear.
Bonbon's celebrated make, 73c, at Simon
fc Mosenfelder's. , .
Mrs. William Reck and little son left
this morning for Greenville, Pa., on a
viit to friends.
They guarantee their Too underwear to
be as good as any $1 goods in the city at
Simon A Mosenfelder's.
Aid. Corken, who has been on the sick
lit for a couple ot days, was able to go
to work this morning.
Just received, a case of balbrigan under
wear, marked to sell at 25c (north 70c)
at Simon & Mosenfelder's.
Hon. E. W. Hurst left last night for
St. Louis on business. lie will also visit
KcsiS City and Omaha before returning.
Mrs. E. Natebus and Mr3. Christopher
Einfe'.dt, mother and sister, respectively,
ff F. G. Young, are here on a visit from j
Evan Lewis offers to throw Comstock
five times in an hour for any amount of
Money or Farmer Burns tnree times in an
The flor of the office of Chief Traia
Dispatcher H. P. Greenoujsh, in the R.
I. it P. building is now nicely adorned
Davenport defeated Joliet a?ain yester
day by a score of 8 to 4. Sage and Har.
land, the Davenport battery, did excel
The police force smoked choice cigars
Uiis morning which were presented with
the compliments of Ilealth Commissioner
Eysttr on his 9:h birthday.
Charley Blythe landed a 10-pound stf
mon at the ferry dock last evening. It is
Skid to be one of the largest of its kind
ever caught in this vicinity.
. Lost Between the Harper house drug
store and Twenty-first street, a breastpin
and earring. Leave at Harper house
drug store and receive rcwari.
The Rxk Island Citizens' Improvement
association meets in regular monthly sps
ion this evenrcjr. It will be the last
meeting in th old rooms in Harper's
Simon Kerns and wife returned yester
day from Chicaaro where Mrs. Kerns met
her husband on his return from an ex
tended visit to Pittsburg and other eastern
"We wili.save you rcaney on untler-
weai tisiiy said and as easily done;
all you have to do is to compare. Look
around and then call on Simon & Mosen
Harvey Brubaker, the well-known
brakeman on the afternoon Milwaukee
train, is bow baggageman on the same
run, his place as brakeman bt'mg filled
by P. O'Brien.
Andrew Bloomquist, formerly a erinder
at the Moline plow works, and who has
been an inmate of the county infirmary
for the pist 16 years, died there yester.
day of asthma aged 85 years.
Hudson Haley a tonsorial artist
from Omaha, is now assisting Capr Cor
coran. Mr. Haley was foreman at the
Continental barber shop, the largest in
Omaha, which is running 10 chairs.
Mrs. W. B. Ferguson and Mrs. H. B.
Sndlow, accompanied by Miss Sudlow. of
Davenport, left yesterday for Indianapos
lis to attend the convention of associated
charities, which meets there.
Mrs. Rosanna Starr, wife of M. Starr,
died at her borne on Mill 6treet yesterday
afternoon at 5 o'clock of puerperal con
vulsions, aged 86 years. The funeral
occurred this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
E. A. Vogelhuth, the wide-awake man
ger of the "Bell," was in Davenport
yesterdsy looking after his intereots
there. This firm expects to resume busi
aess at the old stand about June 15.
Electric car 14, cf the Elm street
branch of the syndicate, burned out this
aorning and one of the blue cars pulled
it to the Moline avenue car bouses, and
another Elm street car was sent out in
W. C. Blancbard, the deaf mute who
was hurt a few days ago in the C, R. I.
&P. yards, was taken to the poor farm
Used in Millions of Homes
this morning where be can receive proper
attention . It is thought that his injuries
may yet prove fatal.
The Rock ford Construction company
completed the Twentieth street paverae at
this morning and the street presents a
most gratifying appearance. The co i
tractors are now working on lower Sec
The supper given by the ladies of the
Central Presbyterian church at the resi
dence of Mrs. H. C. Connelly is to lie
served tomorrow night instead ot this
evening, owing to the reception at ti e
residence of Fred Hass.
The little 4-year-old son of John Paul
son, who clerks for F. G. Young, hsd
the misfortune to be struck on the head
with a ball by a little playmate a few da 8
sgo and has since been in a delirious con
dition, and it is not yet known how seri
ous the injury may prove.
Mrs. John Hill and Peter Hansen wete
before Magistrate Wivill this morning to
settle neighborhood differences. The
families live in houses owned by the
Rock Island Lumber company, and nan
sen charged the woman with assault.
The case was continued until Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Rugg and tw
children of St. Paul, and Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Hass, Jr., and child, of Minneapolis,
arrived this morning to be preecnt at
the reception of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Hass tonight. Mrs. Rugg is the oldest
daughter, and Fred Hass, Jr., is the onl?
son of Mr. and Mrs. Hass.
One of the most enjoyable features in
connection with yesterday's demonstra
tion at Davenport in honor of the Ceda
Rtpids business men was the steamboa:
ride on the A. J. Whitney, provider
through the courtesy of Capt A. J
Whitney and Purser E. W. Baker.
Miss Alice Carey, daughter of W. R.
Carey, of Carbon Cliff, died at her home
ia that place yesterday morning cf ty
phoid fever, aged 22 years. The funersl
occurred from her late home at 2 o'clock
this afternoon. This is a double bereave
ment for Mr. Carey, a younger sister of
the deceased having died but a few weeks
sgo of the same ailment.
Anyone noticing the letter carriers acd
male clerks st the postofSce practicing
'out curvea" and "in 6hoots" with
bundles of letters need not be alarmed.
Tfcey are ou'y getting themselves in shape
for a game of base ball with the employes
of the Moline postoffice which will be
played in a few days.
The outcome of the recent sale of the
Davenport estate w:l! place a great m&cj
very desirable building lots on the mar-
ket. with the promise of as many new
nouses in tne near future, ischnells ad-1
dition, at the head of
street, Huber's on
Seventh and Seven
teenth and Roth's, in the lower ecd. will
all probably be approved by the city coun
cil at an early date.
A grand sacred concert is to be given
by tbe Augustana Oratorio society on
Monday evening next. May 13, at the
Swedish Lutheran church in Moiine.
The entertainment is to be given usder
the direction of Prof. G. E. Griffith, of
this city, with Miss Hi!ma Kohler j ianist
and Strasser's orchestra, Davenport, as
accompanists. An excellent programme
is to be presented, including Alfred B.
Gaul's "Holy City."
utmost tne nre this morning the water
pumped from the waterworks assumed a
muddy appearance and the impression
gained cutrency that the filter had been
switched off. This is a mistake, how
ever, as the additional pressure stirred
the water up. but the filter was not aban
doned. There 17 feet of water in the
well when tbe alrm was sounded and it
was soon reduced to seven and Superin,
tendent Murrin had decided lo turn over
and pump direct in fie interests of
safety when the "out" signal was
The Union objects to The Argcs call
ing Phil Miller chief of police, and while
it-concedes that by virtue of his office
that is not an improper title.yet "Marshal
Miller" is more dignified. When it is con
sidered that in most cities the marshal is
entirely distinct from the chief of police
and his duties are invariably those of a
dog catcher and a remover of obnoxious
nuisances, etc. The Argus construes
"chief the more complimentary title.
How about that, Mr. Miller?
It has been suggested that in as much
as the board of education has engaged
B. U. Kimball to take tbe school census
for $ 100, that the city council appropri
ate $50 more and request Mr. Kimball to
take tbe census of the city's population
at the same time. Depopulator Porter's
hirelings made such an unjust and miser
able showing for Rock Island that a care
ful and accurate enumeration would show
Rock Island to have at least 2.000 more
than shown by tbe government statistics.
40 Years the Standard.
THE FOREST FIRES.
Some Account of Their Work
MONEY LOSS OF 0VE $2,000,000.
Btlll No It rt of Lives Sacrificed Th
, Worst Conflagration since 1881 How
the Mhiie Cloud Teople Turned Oat
- to Ssts Tbelr Homes The 1'ennsylT
nla Holocaust About lOO People Be
lieved to Hare Been Scorched by the
Big Rat-ids, Mich. May 13. The forest
fires raging in this section are the most
destructive sines 18SI, when millions of
dollars' worth of property were destroyed
and many lives lost. It is the first great
spring visitation of fire that the state has
ever knowu. Last Saturday the fire
reached its greatest fury ia this section,
when it was reckoned a mile of standing
timber au hour was the least measure of
its destructiveaess. It struck the little
town of Fields, or Fields' Siding, on the
Chicago aud West Michigan railway, and
burned the station, the store, and the
shanties of the lumbermen's families. It
burned Kinney's, another lumbermen's
settlement, and also destroyed th Kin
ney saw-mill near Woodville,
Towns Which Were Wiped Out.
Dinniau Postoftice, orOtia, as it was for
merly called, ia Xewargo county, was a
third victim, and a number of little places
unn.imed ou the map caught from the
sparks, and were quickly swept away.
Yesterday it was reported that Alton, a
little town in tbe lower end of Mecosta
county, h;id been burned, and stories are
thick of the uorUasant poitiua of a uum
ber of northern settlements which are
hemmed iu by the tire lines.
The Danger Mt White Cloud.
Saturday and r?nuday White Cloud lay
in the center of a circle of flames. The
smoke was so dense over the town that
men in the streets were unable to see half
a block ahead of them at noon and lamps
were lighted in the bouses. At first the
people were confident that the fire would
miss them, but as it swept nearer aud at
tacked the woods that stand just at the
outskirts of the village it Ijecame appar
ent that their woodeu settlement woul I
go before uight unless actiou was takes.
All Hands to l ight Fire.
Every man, woman, and boy ia tbe
place was called into service. Bucket
brig.-ides were organized and tiny kfejt
the roofs wet while other citizen were
building bonfires that these old lumber
men's years of forest fire-fighlinar have
deaionstrated as the bt-st possible weap
ons. Tue lowu was protected by
these back tire-, as they are called, until
Tuesday uuiit, wheu the wiu'l made a
Shift and tlroe the Dames uortu aud
Kstiuiales of the Losses.
While the tire is burning estimates o
the loss ia detail will be hard to get. A
lumber dealer puts the damage through
i w kj aiauum nnnr ana urefseu
j wood at more than ,iXk),ckj thus far. aud
' the assertion was veutured that it wou:d
j double tliat ' unchecked.
ONE HUNDRED VICTIMS OF FIRE.
Scorched I'eo pie Common at Austin, I'a.
Ten I'lobal.le Fatalities.
ACSTIK, Ta., May H The excitement
attending the late forest fire is gradually
subsiding, but on the streets may ba seen
many men whose hands and faces are
bandaged, aud whose s-ined hair and
other marks of ill usa-e proclaim them
survivors of the fire. Others who are bit
ing care i for at the boarding hou ses and
their homes are not able to hi out, aud
some of thtfia never will he. Xo other
subject Is talked of but the terrible fire.
Survivors of 'be ill-fated traiu which was
burned regard their ecapj as something
of a miracle. Tae missing men have not
been fouuJ yet, and it may ba a week be
fore the coiip'.ete list of the victims will
ba made kuou. The only dead body
found was that of .Superintendent Badgei.
Fartial List of the I'ufortunates.
The followina is a partial list of injured
and burned: Fred Snow, Fred Polemar
Pat Farreil, P. Wold, W. Winthrop, X.
W. Weathers, by, William Darbeyshear,
James Welch, Frank Doran and John
Barns, all seriously burneL Wold, Win
throp and Weathersby are uot expected
to recover. A Swede named George ISriue
und a Hungarian named Andrew Michlin
are also fatally burned. Besides the above
t welve others of the crew are more or less
leverely burned. Throughout the entire
district the cumber of injured aud burned
rill reach 1U0.
THE ITATA REPORTED SUNK.
A City of Mexico Dispatch to That
ClTT CF MEXrco, May 14. The Anglo
American newspapers publish rumors of
the sinking of the Itata by the United
States crusier Charleston, but give
teither time nor place. The authorities
lave uo news on tbe subject.
Think the Itata Will Double.
ClTT OF Mexico, May 14 The govern
nenthas given strict orders to the port au
thorities on the Pacific coast to report the
snpearance of any Chilian or other warship.
Tae opinion is general here that the Itata
a id her convoy will double on the Cha rles
'o Ilest for Henri Watlerson.
Kew York. May 14. Henry Watterson
h is airivel in town and is at the EveretS
bouse. He has just recovered from a
si ge of the grip and fondly thought that
oy currying on to ew York he could es
cape the persistent importunities of the
western newspaper men as to his views
an the political situation in tbe Demo
critic camp. In this he was mistaken,
tor the advance guard of the eastern
ntwspaper men beseiged him all day and
aj;ood part of the uight. All sorts of
questions were hurled at the distinguished
editor, but he was as silent as the grave.
Harvard's Semitic Museum.
30ST0N-, May 14 The Harvard colleire
Semitic museum was opened yesterday.
This new department is a gift from Mr.
J. H. SchifT. of New York. lm rirn. r.l
IK',000 for the purchase ot casts, manu
sciipts and other objects illustrating
Se nitic history and literature.
Condition or Secretary Blaine.
l.'EW Yobc, May 14. Secretary Blaine
oatsed a satisfactory day, and was rest
ing well lass evening. Mrs. Blaine stated
that her husband" would return to Wash
ington City Saturday.
TRAVERSING THE SOU OF IOWA.
President Harrison at Omaha, Council
, Bluffs and Shenandoah. .
Council Bluffs, Is., May it The
president's first welcome to Nebraska was
given at Hastings, where the train ar
rived at 6:3ti o'clock yesterday morning.
J. E Clark introduced the president, who
spoke briefly. At Fairmouut a crowd
cheered the president, who expressed his
thanks brief! v. Governor Thayer met the
president at Crete. There were no for
malities as the two executives met. After
the members of the delegatiou had been
presented the president spoke briefly to
several hundred people at the station.
Later in the day Senator Manderson, ex
tenator Launder and Mayor Cushing. of
j Omaha, boarded the presidential train to
' accompany the president to Omaha.
The Reception at Omaha.
It was 11:45 whan the presidential train
arrived in Omaha. Escorted by the recep
tion committee the distinguished party
took carriages and was driven to the court
house, where the mayor delivered a wel
coming address, which was responded to
by tbe president and Mr. Wanauiaker. A
public reception was then held, followed
by a drive about the city. ;At 5:30 the par
ty was driven to the train again, which
steamed away to this city, where there
was a great crowd collected at the sta
tion. The president made a brief speech,
and then was whisked away ou his trip
trough Iowa. Omaha was never so full
of people as it was yesterday, and the en
thusiasm must have pleased tbe chief
Short Stop at Shenandoah.
Shenandoah. Ia., May it The presi
deutial party made a brief stop at this
poiut mainly ou account of the sre.it
normal college located here, its pr.-sidMit.
W. M. Croan, being au acquaintance of
Presileut Harrison iu Indian t. As the
train approached, Company K fired the
presidential saluta of tweuty-otie guns.
The college band played and J,0OJ stu
dents joined iu the welcome. The presi
spoke briefly from the rear platform of
his car. The military tired a parting
WILL ADJOURN IN A MONTH.
Illinois Lawmakers settle An Impor
tant Question Legislative Xotas.
SraiNGFiELD, Ills., May 14. Tus senate
yesterday passed the bill establishing
mutual savings bauk-; also the bill ap
propriating -.rj.000 for the charitable in
stitutions. Ti.e till to pre veut the sale
of adulterated liquors was tabled. A reso
lution o r. g et at the death of ex-State
Senator Kuykeudail was adopted. A
bill wa introduced, making "toutiue"
companies unlawful. The bdl to pro
hibit ti.e -ale of pools on race tracks be
tween X"ov. 1 and April 1 was sent to
third reading. The bul providing for the
incorporation and management o! stite
banks was passed. The appropriation
committee recommended au uppropri.i
tion of SVOytKMor the state exhibit at
the World's fair.
Another Month of Lawmakiu
The house passed a joint resolution to
adjourn sine die June 12. The senate has
already pissed it. General debate was
limited to ten minutes per member. A
number of bills were advauced lo third
reading, aud a recess taken to 2 p. tu.,
after which some more routine business
was transacted, when adjournment was
laKen over to-day, owing to the
dent's visit to the city.
A MARKET FOR OUR PRODUCTS.
Tern Anuoniiresa Free List Tliat Is Just
in Our Line.
Washington- Citv, May 14. The presi
dent of Peru h is issued a decree admit
ting free of duty into that republic the
following articles: Live sheep aud cattle,
dried meats, s::lt beef; Urie 1, smoked, or
pickled fish; wheat and corn, potatoes,
aud all other vegetables, eg,, chee-e.
chestnuts, peas, beans, rice, rape seed,
herbs, and spices; and has decreed au ex
port duty of -20 soles, silver, per head on
cattle exported, aud 2 soles per head on
sheep exported. This actiou, as an
nounced in the decree, is in cou-equence
of the scarcity and consequent hig.i price
of food in Peru caused by the floods rbat
have followed the heavy rains throughout
the country, aud by the enormous de
mands for all forms of food caused by the
war ia Chili.
Legislation in Michigan.
T . s,.- i sr
ijsm.m, .wicu., .nay 14 1 ue gov
ernor yesterday vetoed the bill giving
' rarl, tlia f,,-j .i.l f ,1, .
' v. -- juui iuc supreme
i iuuii a Leuirijiuer. i. ue senate oy a
vote of 13 to 14 defeated the bill giving
' tu ii ii .... ! tu fT.n . . .. . .i
iuuu.wii. .--tuiac nuiuru. IU6 UOtlSe
passed the Richardson bill increasing the
epeciux tax pa:a by the railroads by one-
uatt per Cent. lhis will place nearly
$3;0.Xfj in additional tax iu the state
a meraoer 01 tne house or repre
sentatives last eveninz made charges of
bribery against the Michigan Bell Tele
phone compauy, in connection with cer-
taiu rate regulatiug bill, now before the
Suicido of an Octogenarian.
WOOSTER, O., May 14. Michael Shelly,
an 8year-old farmer who was robbed
last August of over ftJ.OOO, was found
dead on his baru floor early yester
day with a bullet hole through his bead.
The old gentleman was on tbe witness
ataud stand Tuesday about 6ix hours in
the preliminary hearing of the Brinkleys
and Harry V'ebb, who had beeu arrested
charged with the robbery. It is supposed
that tbe old gentleman's nerves were so
shattered by the excitement of the trial
that he committed suicide.
The Way Ah Sin Has to Travel.
Sas Aston io, Tex., May 14. A train -load
of Chinamen in bond has arrivad hei-A
on their way from Europe to China. They
were in second-class cars, the doors of
which were locked and the windows
closed. A revenue officer and two police
men had charge 0f the shipment. They
will not be permitted to leave the cars
until they are ready to be placed ou board
the steamer at San Francisco.
Gobbled by the Standard.
Akron, O., May 14 J. Park Alex
ander, who has held the oil trade in this
city for years, yesterday sold out to tbe
Standard Oil company. Akron has been
the only city in tbe United State where
the oil trade was not controlled by the
Have Confidence ia Dr. Briggs.
Xew Yobk, May 14. The faculty and
directors of the Union Theological sem
inary have adopted resolutions assuring
Dr. Briggs of their confidence, and offer
ing him encouragement and assistance la
tbe struggle that ia before him.
M c I NTIRE
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.
ARK NOW 8IIOWING
Three Times as
As say other similar
Nos. 1525 and
And Xcs 124, 123 and 123 Sixteenth Street,
THAN ALL OTHERS
Wall Paper Company
310, 312 and 314
:ee Our Art
.After Twenty. Years in Davenport.
D1FEE, The Leaflii Jeweler,
is closing business. An opportunity extraordinary
to secure the Choicest Line of Goods
ever placed on sale in Davenport.
Entire Stock and Fixtures to be Closed
in 90 Days.
Store vacated for bank-not having had an opportunity
Northwest corner Brady and Third Streets. Davenport.
New Dress Goods
Just received 36 inch check
and plaids 12 l-2c.
NEW WASH GOODS.
In various fabrics and beam
ful designs. Handsome as wfj
silks. Cheap too, that's the C
part of it. - 51
. o. Lfucto w e enow tho
largest and . handsomest
ment of dress trimmines ia vt.
Large a Stock of
esrabii? bincnt in the c:ty.
1527 Second Avenue,