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THIS AUG US, MONDAY. MAY 18, 1801.
! CITYCHAT. :
Mclntire Brofc'. 8edf.
Ext-oioe Mclotire Brot. ad?.
See the new adv. of Mclntire Bro.
Get your picture frame atCr&mpton's.
Robert Lee, of Cable, was in the citj
Eugene Hoke, of CordoTt, wat in the
city today .
Robert "McGee, of Chicago, epent Sat
urday in the city.
Addison Rush, of B Jfington, was. in
the city, today.
Dr. -times Cot id, of Reynolds, was in
the city this morning.
William Moore, of Coal Valley, paid
hock isiana a tisk coaay.
Con Doyle returned to his heme ial
Chicago Saturday evening.
MclntSe Bros, wyi sell curtain poles
at 13 cetts. a 1 complete, during 'their
lace curtain sale.
50c Mclntire Bros', summer corsets
at 50 cents, compare favorably with many
75 cent corsets.
Capt. Cameron, of the Spencer, re
ports a light frost this moruintt. but not
sufficient to do auy damage. ''
An attrsctire lot of new books in paper
ani cloth bindicg just received at Cramp
ton's. Dcscr'ptive catalogue free.
Tuesday Special prices on lace cur
tains Mclntire Bros, beginning at 02
cents owetj lot offered is a bargain.
Fred Oblweiler drives a fltshy new
wagon for Carss & Oilweiler. Kurth &
Soberer are the artists, and it is a daisy.
Mrs. B. F. Morse, who has been visit
ing with her brother. Riderick Dirt and
family, returned to her home in Chicago
The musical goods firm of Hause),
Woodjatt Jt Co. are doing a fine business,
they .having fold in the last three days
five elegant pisnos.
Charles Battles, of Thomas' drug store,
left last evening for Colfax Springs, where
he hopes to recuperate from his recent
The circuit court was convened at 2
o'clock this afternoon by Judge Smith.
and the Stromer vs. Stromer divorce
case again taken up.
Mrs. A- C. Carpenter, who has been
visiting with J. W. Crandall and family
the past tew das. started for her home
in Joplin, Mo., this moraine
John Henderson, of S19 Ninth street,
on Saturday purchased of Walter John
son his residence property on Eleventh
street for $2.C00.
ii i- -1 . ,
Dum s consolidated circuses mace an
attractive street parade this morning The
tents are pitched on Seventh avenue and
Dr. W. T. Maeill. of this city, read a
paper on "Prosthetic Dentistry' at the
annual meeting of the Illinois Dental so
ciety held at Bloomington last week.
New colors in- plain shading- New
tyles of pulls 5 to 15 cents. New shade
bars. "Wiodows measured and shsles put
up by an-ex pert at R. Crampton fc Co "a.
The Galesburg Evening Mail Las made
its appearance. It is an exceedingly
nemk and lively paper and has every ap.
pearance of being a successful journal .
Lost On Saturday evening between
tae pnstoffide and Twelfth steet; a $10
and "2 bill folded together. Finder
prease return to this office and receive re
Oeaper thaa remnants or selling out
at CMt R. Crampton & Co. will cam
mence on Monday morning at 9 o'clock
to sell gold embossed paper at 8 cents per
roll. Qiiick. or gone.
Fred Kinney, cashier at Mitchell &
Lynde's bank, is indisposed, though not
seriously so. Paul Hamilton's smiling
countenance now appears at Kinney's
window in. the new bank.
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Savings bank Las been reicc.irporated is
the State Savings bank, with Porter
Skinner president, and the People's Sav
ings back is being incorporated today.
Judge J. M. Craig, cf Galesburg, in
dependent-candidate for supreme judge.
to succeed himself in the Fifth district, is
at the Harper. Msj. Henry Wells,
of Peoria, is the straight republican
A part of the harness on a horse at
tached to a bridge car gave way on Sec
ond avenue this afternoon, and entailed a
few minutes' delay before the car could
proceed. Tet in that few minutes five
electric cars jwere blocked.
In the furnishing of their new banking
house Mitchell & Lynde have not forgot
ten to provide a cozy corner for their
friends, wfeo for 30 years have made the
bank a sort or loafing quarters when
down town, and from the accommoda
tions provided for them, they will be apt
to think tuey are very welcome loafers.
Cashier Buford. of the Rock Islatd Sav-
inga bank, has also provided a handsotie
settee on his side of the bouse.
James W. Cavanaugh met with a pa n
f ul accident and narrow escape f n m
somethirg more serious while at work on
the Rock I-land bridge Saturday aftr
boon, lie was employed on the upcer
deck where tbe new iron girders are
being put in, when be fell to tbe fl or be
low and sustained severe bruises An t'ie
tide of the face and one hip. He wis
picked np and found to be unconscious
out be soon recovered, and coming .o
R Jck Island procured medicine it a drig
store and then returned to his work n
the bridge. Yesterday, however, he wi,a
confined to his bed and while no seriot s
apprehensions are felt, be is painfully
The alarm of fire in tbe S'xth ward f.t
12:45 today was occaMom d by flames in
sawmill B, of the Reck Island L;mtxr
company. The fire was caused by fric
tion in the trimming room, and was sut
dued in a few minutes. The Cables
msdehigblycommendabltj time, showin j
the advantage of having a good horse,
and a man constantly at the house. Tt-s
boys stated it took them only four min
utes to reach the fire after hearing the
alarm. This is a splendid showing for h
volunteer company, and demonstrates
the fact that with the paid companies iti
the central portion, and the Franklins
and Cables no either end if satisficor j
arrangements can be made with tbe lat
ter two Rock Island will be preltv wei:
MUSKEG OX AFLAME
Forty Acres of the City Swept
EIGHT BLOCKS OF HOUSES EURNED.
Alt -mit'l oar ni Judgment
The city council meets in semi-monthly
session this evening and there is nat
urally some interest manifested . as to
what disposition the mayor will make
with the waterworissuptrintenlency m--ject
Will he come out baldly and settle
the matter by making an appointment
which the entire council can conscien
tiously confirm, or will he shirk respon
sibility and keep the public longer in
suspense? From those supposed to be
near enough to th-5 mayor to know,
enough has b?en learned to warrant tte
belief that the mayor proposes to attempt
snap judgment on tte aldermen, and to
make anoniiuation for superinteadent of
waterworks sime lime when some of Mr.
Murrin's friends are aSsent or tarly. In
this way. by taking advents;."; of acci
dent, tbe mayor proposes t override the
will of the city council.
Learning Poem by Heart.
Sidney Woollett, the New York elocution
ist, says that the -war memory can be
trained. is by constant exercise. "' I know
thirteen of Shakespeare's plays and Ten
nyson's idyls by heart, besides" a volume of
miscellaneous poetry. My process was
simple: I went hard to work and learned
them by rote. Sometimes I would read
ten lines over carefully several times and
then attempt to repeat them. If I failed I
would keep at them until 1 knew the lines
perfectly, tben I would try ten lines more.
By memorizing ten lines at a time thor
oughly I had little trouble to repeat an en
tire poem of a thousand lines or more.
"My favorite way of memorizing is while
I am walking. Often I Lave waited fifteen
or twenty miles repeating loai? poems like
'Miies Standish,' 'Enoch Arden' and
'Elaine.' It somehow comes rjatural to
uie to memorize while walking. 1 seem to
remember letter what I have conned.
Shakespeare's plays are difficult to mem
orize, because the author has so many
striking lines and so many oritrinal char
acters. Naturally it is more difficult to
recite dramas than poems. If I happen to j
make tne slightest mistake in reading my
lines I hear from it, so I am careful to know
what I recite perfectly."
And Fifteen Hundred People Rendered
Homeless A Wire of Devastation
Licks tp the lluildings and Leave
Nothing bat Aihn in It Path Many
Mechanics Lose Their Household Good
A Strong Wind Helps on the Work
of Havoc The Court Uonse Involved
in the Catastrophe, but the Records
Saved Incidents cf the Disaster.
Muskegon, Mich., May IS A fire the
nst destructive that ever swept over this
city, broke out Saturday iu the Langakell
Hotel barns, and before its uusatiata ap
petite was appeased it had reduced the
buildings on forty acres of ground to
ruins, rendering,'l,50iTpeople homeless, and
making ashes of (600,000 worth of prop
erty, with but f:73,000 insurance. The
fire, which started on Pine street, was
driven back on that street for a distance
of eight block, burning ail the buildings
on each side. It also extended from Pine
street west to pring street, one block,
burning all the ho ises on the west side of
Spring street for the same distance back
as on Pine street. The business blocks
on Pine street were mainly two stories
high and wera occupied over head by
The Home of the Mechanics.
The q lHi-ter burned over was that in
which the mechanic largely lived and
about all they possessed was contained in
their home. There will be some diitres-
but the ciuzeos have already started a
relief fund aud will not call on outside
cities for aid. The ilOO.000 court house
burned out, but its public documents
were saved. Prisoners in the county jail,
which occupied tlie basement of the court
house, were liberated. Among the sad in
cidents counected with the fire was the
death of llarry Steven, assistant post
master, the son 'of Postmaster Stevens.
He was very ill with pneumonia, and the
flames made it necessary to remove htm
to a place of safety, au i he died while be
ing carried through t.'ie streets.
The Sweep of the Flames.
If was not an hour after the fire
was discovered in the hots!
barn ou P.ce street before two whole
squares had been swept clean by the fiery
hurrican-. Stores, residences, and public
buildiDSs were swept away like charf. A
strong wind was blowing and the iUmes
spread with such appalling rcpidityth.it
iiiHtiy people barely escaped with their
lives. Citizens whose houses were notdf
V.u-u at from fcVJOU to $400, aud would
require a couple of columns to enumerate.
Burning of the Holland Church.
Xext to his family the Hollander of the
reformed faith loves his church. When
tbe aanctnry was found to be in the path
way of tbe fl ones and in imminent dan
ger the congregation were paralyzed .with
terror and grief Many lived in the vi
cinity, and fuey left their own household
goods to burn in their efforts to save the
property of the church and of the dominie,
who lived in the parsonage adjacent. The
steeple came, crashing down amid a cho
rus of sobs from the faithful.
started in the Sawdust District.
Nearly the same scene was enacted a
few squares away at a later hour, when
the German Evangelical church went up.
When the fire got beyond control of the
firemen and assumed magnificent propor
tions, all the mills and factories in town
shut down and the operatives flocked to
the scene. There was, of course, the
wildest kind of a rusn to rescue house
hold effects. Tbe fire started in the "saw
dust district," originally a deep swamp,
but in course of time filled in to the
depth of ten or fifteen feet with sawdust
B YOUNG MR. RAUM INTERVIEWED.
He Astert That the Charge Against Him
Washington ClTI", May 18. In an inter
view with Green B. Raum, Jr., that gen
tienien said that the charges against him
were false. He said that he obtained th
appointment of Smith at the request of a
man who vouched for him; that he has
the affidavit of Smith's indorser that
there was nothing crooked about the ap
pointment, and that iso money was of
fered, paid or mentioned.
selected Smith for Dismissal.
Wheu a vacancy was wanted last fall
he (Katun) bad selected Smith as the one
to be dropped, but that Smith haa pre
viously been certified eligible as a cupy
ist, which took him o'J the roll and ren
dered further action unnecessary. Mr.
Kaum also said that he knew nothing of
the fraudulent passing by Smith of the
civil service examination. He concluded
as follows: "There is not a sciutilla of
evidence except that ot a self-confessed
perjurer to show that I expected, asked
for, or received money from any sourcn
whatever on account of his appointment.!
SOME WHITE HOUSE GOSSIP.
The Mansion Pat on Its Summer Suit
Cape May Cottage Sold.
Washington Citt, May 18. Everybody
is happy and smiling at the executive
mansion, the president's family having
all returned safely from the tour across
the continent. The White House has put
on its summer suit of lineu covers aud
matted floor, and looks fr.-sh aud com
fortable. This afternoon Mr and Mrs.
McKce wi'.l ntum to Indianapolis to at
tend the welding of Miss Lvua McKee.
is!r V..lw u-l.t-n .,i
. --..-., ... v i .i i . in m i'.
stxoyed promptly came to the relief vl i on Wednesday. Mrs. McKee will be
Ine uufortuuates, and all found shelter.
Ihe hre department of Muskegou, though
away from this city some five days, when
she will ret uru her to remain until she
au unusually good one, was wholly una- aud Mrs. Kussell Harrison sail for Europe
ble to cope with tbe conflagration, bus . June 3.
au enective vork in saving property on
the borders of tlie burned district.
Cotly Itesideuce liurued.
Thefirst house o any pretensions to
burn was tbe residence of Matthew Wil
son, a wealthy lumberman. His resi
dence cost about H'J.'XK) and was elegant
ly f urnishe d. Carvers had just completed
tVJUO worth of work on the interior. The
splendid furnishings, carpets, tapestries,
statuary, etc., were thrown peil-niell into
tlie drays, and the costly bric-a-brac was
jurieu ueneata tne pieoeian trappings o
Came Out Even on the Trade.
Mr. Halford. the president's private
secretary, and daughter are expected to
return from their trip to Europe on the
19th inst. A special to The Sund (y Her
ald from Cape May says that President
Harrison is no longer a property owuerat
that place, having recently disposed of
his cottage there. The president paid
10,0O0 for the cottage, and, it is under
stood, has sold it for the same price.
From this, the dispatch adds, it i
j thought the president's family will not be
t be humbler people who, iu the disorder ' amon-! ba summer residents of Cape
nud confu-iou, appropriated the same ve
l:icles. Drays were scarcely to be had,
bad tbo-e which were obtained charged
i xtraordiuary price for their services.
Destruction til the (null 11 ou-.
The court house occupied cue square
and was le:t without any protection
vhatever. The suerilT, who is tue cu
tjdiau of the building, removed the pris
oners to the city Lull jail, but mada no
elort to guard the propcrtv from the
May this year.
r.iMi.rlclt on Clarkson.
Ixi'IAXAPOLls, May Is. At a banquet
given here Saturday uight to C.vil Service
Commissioner lioosevelt, that gentleman
criticised au anti-civil service reform ar
ticle lately written by Mr. J. S. Ciarkson
for The North American Keview. He
characterized Clark-ou's article as a loose
diatribe, equally compounded of rambling
flames whicn sunouaJeJ me square. One j declamation auJ misstatements; nccused
"Who Breaks, Tay."
In Paris there lives an eminent painter
who is economical and sententious. The
other day one of tbe students broke a pane
of glass in tha studio window and replaced
it temporarily by pasting a sheet of paper
over i ne aperture.
When the painter came down next morn
ing he thrusi, his cane through the make
shift with the remark, ' He that breaks,
pays." None of the class, however, took
the hint, and next morning another shett
of paper was pasted across the window. It
met with thj same fate. And so on the
next day, aud so on the fourth.
On the fifth day, when the artist came
down, there was the paper as before. I'ire
flashed from his eyes, and roaring, "He
that breaks, pays!"' he drove his cane
through the pnper and through the pane
of glass "behind it that had been put in by
the students and then carefullv nasted
over with a sheet of paper. Exchange.
The Price of Manhattan Island.
According to popular tradition the Island
of Manhattan was sold in 1G34 for the sum
of twenty-five dollars. The conclusion one
would naturally jump to would be thai,
in the light of subsequent events, the sum
was a ridiculously small price. But let us
suppose that twenty-five dollars had beeu
placed out at 7 per cent, interest in the
year 1624 and had been allowed to com
pound up to the year 1884, how much
would it then have amounted to? Some
thing in the neighborhood of $1,600,000,
000. Is the If land of Manhattan wort h
much more than that today? Pharma
F:r Sale Cheap.
A very dtsirable corner on Fourth ave
nue and Tenty-bi ond street; well
adapted for business puroosts.
T J. Medill Jr.
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
man on the root uu an inch nose could
have saved tne line property. At 4 o'clock !
fire started iu the tower ot the court I
hDuse aud in a few miuutes the Iit.e '
structure was wrapped in flames. "Ihe '
g tie increased iu velocity, and caused tno '
11 imes to roar and shriek Irotu the roof -and
tower of tue large building whicu '
wasburniugiu the center ot lour blocks
ol dwelling houses, all of which, were a
aea of flames. i
Urate, but Itash Miss Nellie.
Suddenly a iady was sueu to breal. be- .
yond the line aud dart inward the door '
of the doomed building. It was the regis- '
ter of probate. Miss Neli.e Conkau, '
Wao desired to place some valuable docu- '
mnts in the vault, it was witn mtii- .
culty that she ;n restrained. Had sue'
proceeded shd could no more than '
have reached the door when the cornice.;
and part of the tower fell with an awful j
criisu in front of the doorway, completely I
blockading the passage. E. W. Liewey, '
au engineer of Chicago, who is located iu
the city, and who was active iu valuabla !
asM stance throughout the atteruooa, '
hal just emerged lrom the building, i
v.-Len the lower crashed dowu througu
Thrilling fccene at a TeuemeuU
At about the same time the utmost ex
citement prevailed ou Piue street. Two
children had been overlooked aud were iu
a back room of a tenement uouse. The
8cr:ams of the frautic mother could be
hetird above the roar of the flames calling
ou those about to save herchildreu. The
situation vt as rendered the more exciting
by the explosion at this momeut of a
stOi:k of fireworks ina buildingadjoining.
Ladders were procured aud tue children
weie takeu from the buiidiug iu an al
most suffocated condition.
Four Hours of Ievastatiou.
After the fire had destroyed the block
sou.h of the court house the wiud shift
ed to the eastward aud drove .the flamts
across the block to Terrace street, where
the elegant residences of Alderman
Fleming, David McLaughlin, W. 1'.
Wo'xl aud others Were destroyed. The
wind suddenly abated- and the fire was
checked at louia street, uiue blocks from
tbestaitiug puiut. Iu four hours forty
acre of buildings had been swept lrom
Some of the Lmb,
Tl e heaviest losses are as follows, amit
ting the court house: Terrace-street Uol
laud church aud parsonage, tlO.SJU, insur
ance. 4, 000: Mrs. Sarah Flemiug'a three
story brick dwelliug, $7,000; two-story
dwelling, eTl,2J0. Pine street F. A. Bur
ton, dry goods, f7,5!)0; Lutheran church
and parsonage, ,5.000; Ho. 103, C. M.
Philjibaum'a building, 12,000, and atock,
5.00O; F. Hasse, two-story brick, to, 000;
Lant kawel house and barn, owned by H.
Lant kawel. Most of the buildiugs were
Clarksou of runnioir the nostotHi dnnrr.
men; as a -.-poils" machiue, treating
fourth-class otlices as siuiply the property
of congressmen, good or bad, in ' whose
district they were situated; said Presi
dent Harrison and the civil service com
mission under him were doia everything
iu their power to enforce the civil service
laws aud extend their scip.-.
They "Howl tp" Over Her M.ijesty.
London, May in. There is a vigorous"
aud radical outcry ovt-r the fact that ou
t;.e occasion of the queen's approaching
vi.-it to Derby tlie publicans are to bt
allowed to keep their houses open
later than ordinarily. The teuiperauce
people declare that this is riu outrage
ou all decency, ail the worse us undoubt
e diy known to her majesty. The same
protesters assert that tuis is not an
isolated case of its kind, but that it is
notorious that the celebrations attended
by the queen always till the streets with
Indiana at the World's Fair.
i i.MuAaruLis, .viay n ine Indians
j World's fair commission has decided to
advertise at once for architectural plans
and i-pecincatious for the state building,
to be erected wholly out of Indiana
building material on the exposition
grounds. It was decided to pay three
prizes for plans, as follows. For the best
aud accepted plan Ww; lor the secoud
best, $2J; for the third, 10J. It was also
decided to upply at oue to Director Gen
eral Davis for space.
Death of a Connecticut Republican.
Mebidzk, Conn.. May 18. William F.
Graham, editor of The Republican, died
at his home yesterday after a long illness
of consumption, aged 40 years. Mr. Gra
ham eujoyed a wide acquaintance with
the publ.c meu of the state and country
and had a jireat deal of influence in the
councils of Republican party of C'onuecti-
hecretarjr iSiaine liettiug Well.
NEW Yoke, May 18 Secretary Blaine
is improving. The gout is less trouble
some, aud hts general couditioa is such as
to give rise to the hope of his leaviug the
city this wee. He left bis bed yesterday
afternoon and reclined on the lounge,
reading the pap?rs. Da Dennis, his phyl
siciau, di l uot visit him at all during the
A Desperate Florida Negro's Work.
Febsandixa, Fla., May 18 A negrc
hatued Murray, who has loug heea a ter
ror here, killed Deputy Sheriff Joe R-jbia-son
Saturday, wounded a policeman, auc
put a posse of six men to flight. Thej
I ad attempted to arrest him.
Before buying a summer corset see
We think we have
made, most lasting.
the best. Best
Special for thi3 week, beginning
Lotl $ .92 pair
Lot2 1.32 pair
Lot3 I SO pair
Lot4 175 pair
The best chance that von v--,
for a long time to buy Jace curt,v ?f
a 'most your own price. 40 r""
below value. per cn
Ccmplete. rings and all the x
Will place on sale Monday morn -Wash
goods in new fabrics. ?
Down sofa pillows.
new imes of children's ho.:,-rT
ft P. NT KK KK V
-a. Jt-J-Uii JUTXVWii
Rck Iiand. Illinois.
ARK NOW SHOWING
Three Times as Large a Stock of
As any other similar esrahlUhment in the eity.
1525 And 1527 Second Avenue,
Ami Ncs 124, 123 an-3 123 Sixteenth Street,
THAN ALL OTHERS
Wall Paper Company,
310, 312 and 314 Twentieth St.
ee Our Art Department.
After Twenty Years in Davenport.
!. Be Leading Jeweler,
closing business. An opportunity extraordinarv
to secure the Choicest Line of Qoods
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.