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THJ AKGUS, "WEDNESDAY, MAY 20. 1891
Shower of roses tomorrow.
Nice cherries, Mexican oranges and ba
nanas at Boro's.
Samuel Swisher, of Coe. spent yester
day in the city.
n.J. Lowrey arrived at the Harper
last evening from Chicago.
Look oat for the shower of roses to
morrow at McCabe Bros.
W. G. Fleming, of Port Byron, was
in tne city yesterday on business.
Ice cream at the parlors of the First
Baptist church Friday evening.
Dr. 'A.; II. McCandless started, for
Chicago on a business trip tbis morning.
.The greatest boom in the three cities
is in McCabe Bros'. millinery department.
Strawberries an i cream at the parlors
of the First Baptist church Friday even
Supper served by the ladies in the par
lors of the First Biptist church Friday
The Adams Wall Paper company have
an elegant line of engravings and etch
ings. The talk of the town the 5c, ?c, 8c,
10 and 25c bats for ladies and misses at
S. L. Dolsen, of San Francisco, form
erly connected with the river engineer
corps here, is at the Harper.
For the very latest in engravings and
etchings, also mouldings, call at the
Adams Wall Paper company.
W. H. Eirnes of the Shannon Express
calkd at The Argus office this morning.
He is a witness in the Wadsworth case.
Mrs. Irting D. Bureh and son Fred
went to Clinton this afternoon on the
Verne Swain for a visit with relatives and
F J. Kinney again smiles through the
teller's window at Mitchell & Lynde's
oanc, naviag recovered from lis recnt
Davenport won from Ouumwa again
yesterday by a score of 7 to 6. The bat
teries were Mohler and Sage for Daven
port, and Jones and Z;is for Ottumwa.
Mr. t.nd Mrs. Louis May entertained a
card party at their home on Eighteenth
street , last evening. The refreshments
constituted a feature, and a mist enjoy,
Sixteen entries have been made for
Molint's priz baby sbw. which takes
place tomorrow, dad one of the number
is an African, as black and glossy cheek
ed as is possible to conceive.
Mrs. Henry Curtis leaves in the morn
ing for Chicago, where after a week a
visit she will visit her son, Osborne M .
Curtis, in New York, and in June go to
the seashore for the summer.
Beverly & Burgh's wholesale liquor
store has undergone a radical change, the
office now being oa the opposite side of
the main room, and the stock has been
rearranged, which is a decided improve
The Lancaster brothers.and Henry L'll
meyer and Tim Collins, of this citv, as
sisted in aa entertainment given in Dav
enport last evening, each doing himself
proud and receiving hearty encores.
County Superintendent C. B. Mar
shall left this afternoon for Dixon to at
tend the convention of the county super
intendents of northern Illinois. State
Superintendent Rabb will be present. '
Lightning struck the house of U. M.
Ord,- in North Davenport this morning
and oompletely destroyed it with a loss of
SI, 200. Mrs. Ord was in the house at
the time but did not know that it was
struck until it was discovered in flmes.
The family is homeless.
Insurance Adjusters R B. Carson, of
the Commercial, W. A. Taylor, of the
Lancashire, and Mr. Redfleld. of the
Boylston, are in the city today for the
purpose of adjusting the losfes on the
glass factory and the lumber company's
property in Hurst & Donaldson's agency.
Capt. Lyons, of Rock Island arsenal,
has accepted the proposition of Manager
Loudorback, of the Davenport & Rock
Island street railway company, with ref
erence to the sprinkling of Armstrong
avenue from bridge to bridge. The
street car company furnishes the art
and the government the water.
The loss to George Woods in conses
quence of the fire at his premises in South
Rock Island yesterday afternoon is com
plete as far as the house is concerned,
and a large part of the furniture was de
stroyed. The house was insured in
Hurst & Donaldson's agency, and the
London Assurance company for $600 on
the bouse and $200 on the furniture.
The marriage of T. R. Harper, of this
city, and Miss Marian Van Patten, of
Davenport, will take place at Grace ca
thedral, Davenport, at 8 o'clock this eve
ning. Dean Hale officiating. Stuart
Used in Millions of Homes
Harper will be best man and Miss Dom
tha Van Patten bridesmaid. The bridal
couple will go west on tfceirwetldin j trip.
Arrangements have been made for a
county temperance convention to b) held
in Rock Is'and on June 23, next. Tne
convention will open at 10 a. m ,
and the transaction of routine business
will be taken up. Also a aumb?r ot
speakers from' different parts of the
county will speak, aid after dinner there
will be a Demorest medal contest which
promises to be very interesting, and ia the
evening ex-Gov. John P. St. John will
speak. There will also be an abundance
of good singing and instrumental misic.
Much complaint has been made of a
practice to which The Alters has in past
years alluded, of young people of both
sexes, using the steps of the Hich school
building for summer evening meet.ngs,'
and in many instances the most indecent
and disgraceful language has been heard
by people residing in the neighborhood.
It is also reported the step3 of Trinity
church at both the tower and porch en
trances have been used for similar pur
poses, where the most disgraceful lan
guage has been used, to say nothing of
The stockhold ers of the newly incor
porated People's Savings bank, of Mo
line, held a meeting Monday evening and
elected the following board of directors:
C. H. Deere. Morris Rosenfield. J. T.
Browning, P, C. Simmon, George Steph
ens, Andrew Friberg, C. R. Ainswoith,
E B. Keator. P. II . Wessel. T. M.
Sechler. The directors then held a meet
ing and organized by electing C. II.
Deere president, and J S. Gillmore ca-h-ier.
A committee was appointed on
quarters and will report later. The c? p
ital stock of the new iastituiion is $40 ),-
John Freeberg, a farmer living abou. a
mile east of Cambridge, met with a seri
ous and peculiar accident the other mora
ing. He was harrowing with a lare
disc harrow, when his horses becane
frightened, and running away, threw him
under the machine, which passed ov-r
him. One of the horses, which caustd
the accident, is a fractious young colt,
which ran away with W. B. Perkins in
that vicinity last November, in whi.h
Mr. Perkins was thrown out of his cm
risge and died from the effects of his it
Thomas' handsome new sod fountain
is now in cor.plete operation and is thj
subject of much adiiration, as it indeed
deserves to be. It is a double wall foun
tain, and ia magnificence o! appearance,
as wtll as in its design and arrangement,
there is nothing tha: approaches it in tb
three cities. In addition to dispensing the
purest syrups for flavors. Mr. Thomas
has provided specialties in the way ot
delicious ice cream soda, and the pure
juiee of fruits in season, such as straw
berries, lemons, oranges, blackberries,
raspberries, etc. Thomas' drug store will
be the popular resort fur those wishing
soda water this season.
Fred Hass today receiyed a dispatch
from Hon. Geo. W. Vinton conveyine
the gratifying information that the Rock
Island viaduct bill had passed the
house and senate at Spingfield, and
now only requires the governor's signa
ture to become a law. The bill, which is
a special act, authorizes and empowers
the city of Rock Island to convey to the
United States of America exclusive juris
diction over the whole of Rock Island
wagon bridge, over that portion of the
Rock Island bridge across the Mississippi
connecting the island of Rock Island with,
Davenport which is south of the main
channel, over the plat of ground occupied
by the abutments and wagon approach
to the Rock Island bridge, and over the
plai of ground which may be acquired by
the United States as a site for the via
duct. The trainmen on the Iowa division of
the Rock Island road who board at a well
known hotel at Brooklyn were treated
to a rich sensation the other evening. A
society young man of the town was
caught by the landlady in a room on oce
of the upper floors with her daughter,
and she at once aroused all her guests to
bear witness to the provocation for her
eviction of the uninvited guest. The
alarm brought the railroad men out of
their rooms armed to the teeth, and such
a night was not experienced in Brooklyn
before. Many of the fire-arms went off
in the melee and some of the railroad
boys escaped with their lives bv the
merest ccident. They say that all the
dangers of train life are Dot to be com
pared with what they went through on
that eventful occasion. The cause of
the trouble at last escaped by leaping
from a wicdow and cutting acrocs the
country in his night robes but the end
is not yet, so 'tis said, as a Rock Island
freight e ngineer has something to say
about the landlady's daughter.
40 Years the Standard.
RAIDI AND HIS SON.!
The Latter's Explanation of the
WILL GE1I. EAU1I LEAVE OFFICE?:
The Capital Politician Have Him
Mark d fur the l1eWiuan, and Are
CanvaMit Hi Successor Two Indi
ana Men Wtlliug to Take the Place
MlM Haltla Illaine Reported Engaged
t to Marry a Diplomat Minor Capital
Washington- Citt, May 21 Green B.
Raum, Jr., who recently resigned hia
position as assistant chief clerk of the
pension otfice, was charged among other
things with appropriating to his own use
fT2 ot government funds which had been
left in hU chance. The commissioner of
pensions has obtained from his sou and
made public the following written state
ment explanatory of his concectiou with
the moaey: "About the latter pari of
March last one of the clerks of the law
division came to the room occupied by me
iu the pension office and stated that the
law clerk wished to leave with me a sum
of money for safe keeping. He handed
me t'i ia thre bills."
Did Not Have the Combination.
"It happeued that my assistant wa ab
sent cn a leave, and I did not have the
combination of the safe, which was kept
in my room. I therefore put the money
in my pocket, where I carried it for sev
eral days, waiting for the law clerk, to.
decide .what Ue would do with it. Finally
I placed the money in a drawer of a desfc
at my house. On Saturday afternoon.
May 1 when I was about leaving the pen
sion office to catch a train for Philadel
phia, a clerk from the law division cauie
to my room and stated that the chief of
the law division sent him forthe $ I.
which he h.il left with me. I replied tha t
I would see hiia at once.
TJie Money Duly Delivered.
"I immediately called upou the chief ot
the law divUiuu, nnd stated that I would
not have tiue to go home and return
with the limuey without missing the
train. I offered to give him'a check for
the amount if he wished to deposit it that
day. He stated that thi following Man
day would be time enough, and that hi
preferred the money. I returned from
Philadelphia on Monday, but the traiu
was delayed by an aecideut to the engine.
Wheu I reached Washington 1 was ua
well, and went directly to my house and
Kavenoattention totue moaey matter. Oa
Tuesday evening I was informed that the
law clerk had inquired forthu moaey.
The next morning I took the jT2 fro:n the
drawer of the desk where it was kept
with safety, and the same was delivered
to the chist of the law .livi-ioa by my as-
sistaut, ho took a receipt therefor.
A t-aWc ami Cruel Matfrarnt.
"It is proper to itate that it was not in
any wise my uiity to hnudle money re
funded to tho pension bureau, lu th:s
ia-t;n?e I b. canie the custodian of the
STJ for the accommodation of the clerk.
It was safely kept and was ready to be
delivered to l.:m at an- time. When the
law clerk rir:ueted the return of the S-TS
it was ia a urawer o my desn at home,
locked up. separate and apart from uay
other fuud-, nad was there for the ex
press purpose oi hiiuz delivered to him.
It is a false and cruel statement to charge
that I Lave b?en puilty of any misconduct
iu connection witu this matter."
SCENTING A VACANCY.
Capital f'nlit icians liolieve Gen. Itauru
Will Have to Retire.
Washington Citt, May 2J. Bslief that
Gtn. Raum is soon to retire from the peti
tion ctlice is greatly strengthened by tl.e
fact that speculation as to the succession
is already rife ia political circles here.
The pd.iic:an are quick to scent a
vacancy in otlice, cr the promise of one.
Indiana comes promptly forward with two
candidates, both Grand Army men with
good record, and both personal friends of
the president, and both experienced poli
ticious. F.x-Cotssrressmau John B. White,
of Fort Wayne, is one of them. He as
sisted Geu Harrison in the fight aaiDst
Gresham for ttie control of the Indiana
delegation to the Chicago convention,
and being a man of lare means, can af
ford to hoid office simply for the excite
ment it affords.
BP" The Other He, oiler Candidate.
The other Hoosier candidate is Maj. G.
W. fcteele, whom the president made
governor of Gkiahom upon the orgau:zt
tion of that territory. Maj. Steele, it is
understood, does not like his present
office, but would be charmed to be called
o Washington City to taks charge of thi
rensiou office. He was an applicant for
the place at the time Raum was ap
pointed. If the other states have auy
ispirauts they have uot made themselves
kuown so far.
Meeting of the Cabinet.
Washington CiTr. May 20. The first
cabinet meeting held for six weeks as
sembled yesterday, all the members beiug
X resent except Sec re '.aries Blaine and
Joble. The meeting lasted for two hours.
I; is understood that the principal topic
tnder discussion waj the Behring Sea
question, but in the absence of Sec retary
I laine that matter went over without
fiual action. The condition of the treas-ii-y
was also discussed.
Hattie Dlaine To Ue a ISrlde.
Washington Citt, iMay 20. It is said
hi re that Miss Hattie Blaine, the young
est daughter of Secretary Blaine, is to be
married to Truxton Beale, of California,
the recently appointed minister to Per
sia. While the engagement has not yet
bean announced, it is very generally un
derstood to be an accomplished fact. Mr.
B( ale is about 3:2 years old, and a lawyer
Ordered the Sisters Kestored.
'.Vashington CITT, May 20. Secretary
Kcble has directed the commissioner of In
die n affairs to restore Sisters An gellaO'Cal
lal an and Vincentia Coughlin to their
former duties as teachers of the govern
ment school on the Menominee reserva
tion in Wisconsin. The superint endent
and matron of the school were not re
BE1 Imports of Canadian Live Stock.
V.'AfcHINGToN City, May 21 Secretary
Ru-k has ordered that all imports of
shei;p and swine from Canada must be
quarantined for fifteeu days. This is be
came European sheep and cattle are not
cub. ected to quarantine by Canada.
The Time at Churchill Downs.
Louisville, Ky., May 20. -The follow
ing horses took the stakea at the races
yesterday: Harry Smith, 1 mile )00 yards,
1:52; Coverton, mile, 1:KJ; Protection,
11-H miles, J:52; Odrey, 1 mile, 1 :45;
Balj;owan,l mile50 jards, I:46)$.
HIS HIGHNESS WAS DRUNK.
Incident of Kaiser Hilly' VIMt to noon
A Trnty Sentinel. -.'J
London, May SO. A story has leaked
out in Berlin to the effect that Prince
Adolph of Schamberg-Lippe had a nar
row escape from heing shot during the
visited of the kaiser to lionn. It appears
that the kaiser and Priuce Adolph, after
leaving the students' debauch About
midnight, went to alarm the garrison by
ordering them to turn out from their
sleep ready for action. The kaiser and
prince were ruly attended by no aide de
camp. Col. De Lippe. The prince being
under the influeuce of heavy potations,
did not miad the challenge of the sentinel
at the Kate, and was pressing forward.
AYIlheliu4 llea of Dittcfpline.
The man raised his rifle and was about
to fire, and would have fired but for Col.
De Lippe, who cried out the rank of the
visitors. Thereupon the sentinel at once
presented arms. Instead of approviuir.
the man's vigilance the kaiser ordered
him under arrest. He was discharged
from custody the next morning, but in
sisted upou a hearing and vindication,
which could not be deuied him. This
brought out the facts of the case, whicii
would otherwise have remained quiet. As
Prince Adolph ia himself an officer of the
army, his conduct is severely commented
MYER LOSES ON A FOUL.
The Ficht at New Orleam Itetween the
Streator "Cyclone" and Howen.
Xew Orleans, May 20. Billy Myer,
the Streator "Cyclone" and Andy Bowen,
of this city, fought last night for a purse
of $ 3,000. . Each weighed within a few
ouuees of 1U4 pounds. From the first to
twentieth round Bowen had deci ledlv the
advantage. He acted oa the defensive
and Myer did all the rushing, frequently
askiug Boweu to lead. Bowen lauded
repeatedly, twice drawing blood, and at
one time Myer looke I groggy.
Hilly C,ets His Second Wind.
In the twenty-first round, however, he
seemed to brace up, aud iu the twenty
third drove Bowen all over the r:nj,
knocking him down four times ia succes
sion. In his excitement Myer struck
Bcwen while he was down, and the rd
eree awarded the Cght to Boweu iu spite
of the fact that Boweu, barriu a miracle,
was badly whipped. It is thought that
the money will be equally divided. All
bets have beeu declared off.
THE ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS.
Synopsis of the Proceedings lu the Two
Srr.lNGFlELD, Ills., May 2J. The senate
yesterday referred the '-U to compel the
Chicago ."stock Yards to trausjer cars to
the "-Big Four" stock yards, to the judic
iary committee. The anti-trust bill was
advanced tc second reading. Some bills
of little yencr:l interest wire pas-? I. A
bill was introduced providing for the
burial of vetenns by the counties in
which they maj- die.
lfiii.s in the House.
The house advanced to second reading
the bill to establish a state reformatory
for youthful convicts; tl.e bill to establish
hospitals lor colonic insane was reported
adversely; the biil appropriating s-t.Oo '
forthe state horticultural society was
sent to third reading, as was that appro
priating for an annual payment to ".ive"
termers' coi nty institutes; tne amount
was cut frmi h"i to -"a
Kau Away in a Ceitietory.
Elizaueih. N. J., May 2 J. A resident
of this city and his wife drove to Ever
green cemetery in the suburbs to inspect
a burial lot. The horse they drove broke
loose aud dashed through the cemetery,
knockiug down several head-tones,
trampling fiowcr beds, aud finally collid
ed with. i det rick which so-ne laborers
were using to raise a monunifut. The
derrick was upset, nearly cru-a;ng two of
the workmen iu the fall, aud the buggy
was shattered. The horse was not hurt.
'o Minimum scale.
Chicago, May 2 The World's fair
directory refused almost unanimously
last niuht to grant the minimum scale
a-ked by the labor uuions. The grounds
of the rejection are that it was interfer
ence with contractors that was nol justi
fiable; that the board caunot legally con
cede the point; that the by-laws require
contracts to be given out after open com
petition; that the proposition could not
be legally enforced, and that the board
cannot enter iuto new experiments.
Lansing, Mich., May 20. The house
committee on state affairs yesterday re
ported a bill to Kmit the power of the
stats board of charities to vi-iting the
three state prisons and the public institu
tions. Salaries are also cut. A bill was
passed by the house allowing life insur
ance companies to file state, county and
city bonds with the treasurer as security
deposits, instead of being limited to
United States bonds only.
An Original Mode of suicide.
Boston, May 20. William Loemaus, a
South Boston tailor, 53 years old, com
mitted suicide in an original way Mon
day. He placed a ladder against the rear
wall o his house. Having mounted to
top of the ladder he fastened a rope
around his neck aud hung himself to
the highest round. He was sufferiug
from partial insanity.
Whisky and Opium Hi Ituin.
Jamestown, X. Y., May 20 -Georgj H.
Graham, agent of the American Express
company in this city, is charged with
haviug opened registered letters and has
made a lull confession. Graham attrib- i
utes his downfall to whisky and opium, j
which sapped his moral sense. j
Good Thing tor the Crops. j
Minneapolis, Minn., May t'O. Specials
to the Journal from all parts of Minne- !
sota and South Dakota report a general j
and copious rail fall, of w hich the crops !
were in desperate need. It is believed j
the rain is in time to prevent any serious '
damage from the drought. " '
Record on the liamond.
Chicago, May 20. Following are the ;
scores made by League base ball clubs '
yesterday: At Cleveland Clevelaud 8, i
New York 7; at Chicago Chicago 9, !
Brooklyn 1; at Cincinnati Cincinnati 16; '
Boston 7; at Pittsburg Pittsburg 5 '
Philadelphia 8. ' j
Association: At Washington City!
Washington , Columbus 10; at Pbiiauel- '
pbia Athletic 7, St. Louis 6; at Boston
Boston 14, Louisville 4; at Baltimore
Cincinnati 1, Baltimore 2
Western: At Milwaukee Omaha 17,
Milwaukee 7; at Sioux City Kansas City
11, Sioux City 14; other two games post
SVj c I NTIRE
Before buy ir.g a summer corset see
We think we have the best. Best
made, most lasting.
Special for this week, beginning
Lotl $ .92 pair
Lot 2 . 1.32 pair
Lot 3 1.50 pair
Lot 4 175 pair
Irtock Island. Illinois.
GLEMANN & SALZMMN
Three Times as
As uy other similar
No?. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Ncs 124, 12 5 and 123 Sixteenth Street,
H"OK 11. .Mi
THAN ALL OTHERS
Wall Paper Company,
310, 312 and
ee Our Art
After Twenty Years in Davenport.
D1FEE, The Leading Jeweler,
i 1 . .
ib uobing Dusiness. An opportunity extraordinary
to secure the Choicest Line of Goods
ever placed on sale in Davenport.
Entire Stock and Fixtures to be Closed
Store vacated for bank not having had an opportunity
Northwest corner Brady and Third Stieets, Davenport.
The best chance that vou
for a long time to buv lacp r.-v. '"
almost your own price-' 40 res a:
UC-1C v vtlau.c '
Ccmplete. rings and all the f.i-.c.
Will place on sale Monday mcr
Wash goods in new fabrics. -Down
Kaw linns nf rliilflrt n'c T .
Laree a Stcck of
csrabli - hinent in the city.
314 Twentieth St.