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THLE AKGUS.I FKIDAY, MAY 22. 1801.
Wax beans l May's..
Drested chickens, at Beecher's.
Music at Brack Hawk's tower Sunday.
Go to Beecher's for your butter and
H. J. Lowrey returntd to Chicago last
Choice large potatoes sold cheap at
Strawberries 10 cents a box at Long's
Dr. and Mrs. J. M. Barth's infant son
is again Yerj ill.
J? ice strawberries and pineapples at
Browner has a full stock of all kicdi of
Lost A, gold-heeded si k umbrella.
Return to tUs office.
Dr. W. A ,' Paul went to Chicago on
business this morning.
William Mills, of Zuma, wa in town
yesterday on business. ' '
Call and see the oak sideboards for $15
at Eolbrook's, Davenport.
William Nevins is quite HI at his home
s$ Special sale of bedroom sets until June
1 at Oolbrook's. Davenport.
William Cool, of Cordova, spent yes
terday in the city on business.
W. F. Adams, of Rpids City, wa9 in
Rock Island yesterday on business.
New peas, beans, beets, cauliflower,
bead lettuce and spinach at F. 6.
Stop! Stop!! Stop!!! At Hoibrook's
and see tbe bedroom sets he is selling
Emil S. Beck, who baa been visiting
at Lome a few dy?, returned to Chicago
Five hundred pounds cf choice farmer's
butter in jirs'of any size, to be sold cheap
W. II- Devore and Rev. M. Blakesly,
of Port Byron, were in the city yeste rday
Special inducements offered in furni
ture until June 1. W. S. Holbrook.
A large sto:k of very nice strawberries
has been trdered for Saturday's trade at
F. G. Young's.
Sixteen dollars will buy a bedroom set
at Hoibrook's. corner Second and Brady
2few potatoes, cafcbage, preen peas,
wax beac9, cucumbers, cauliflower and
beets at Long's Saturday.
Ban! concert at the watch tower Sun
day afternoon. The la9t car leaves for
Rock Island at 8:20 p. m.
II. S. Corns tock, of the Cambridge
Chronicle, was in the city today and made
The Ahocs a pleasant fraternal call.
You can buy a bedroom set with cheval
dresser for $22 at Hoibrook's, corner Sec
ond and Brady street, Davenport.
Col. Grimson, of Philadelphia, now in
tbe U. S. revenue service, is speeding
the diy with Lis c!d friend, Col. Burgh
in tbe city.
A private dancing party was given last
evening at Turner hall, a large
number being present despite the
disagreeable weather, and all enjoyed a
very pleasant evening
The croaker now explains that he
meant it was the first snow 6torm that
would knock out the electric cars, and he
is at present subsisting on the expectancy
of the realization of that thought.
"Ruined by Ram" was presented to the
South Rock Islanders last evening, but
notwithstanding the perversity of the ele
ments the play was a complete success.
The town' hall was well filled and all
seemed to be pleased . The play will be
repeated this evening.
The annual catalogue of Augustana
College and Theological Seminary has
been recerved. It shows the number of
students enrolled 385, of which 42 are in
the tbeologictl department, 89 in the col
legiate department, 156 in preparatory,
46 in the conservatory of music aDd 52 in
Up in Clinton they fared considerably
worse thsn we did here in the storm the
other night. Lightning struck two
churches, the Presbyterian and the Ger
man Catholic. The latter was completely
destroyed, but the Fresbyterian, one of
handsomest in Iowa, was saved through
the promptness and efficiency of the paid
fire department, and the fire was confined to
The funeral of the late Reinhard Geiger
was held from St. Mary's Catholic church
at 9 o'clock this morning and despite tbe
disagreeable weather a large number of,
sorrowing friends followed the remains
to their last resting place in the Catholic
cemetery. The following gentlemen
were pill-bearers: Anton Kail, William
By8inger, Nicholas Imhoff, Peter Rosen
Used in Millions of Homes
thal, J. Blocklinger and Robert Boden.
Miss Agnes Don died at her home, 54
Sixteenth street, yesterday afternoon at 4
o'clock of consumption, aged 17 year.
and 9 months. She had been graduailr
failing for several weeks, but a few day
ago sbe became perceptibly worse and
continued to grow wesker until yesterday
when the end cams. This is a double be
reavement for tbe family, an older sister.
Miss Gussie, having died only last No
vember. The mother is prostrated with
grief and it is feared that she will never
fully recover from the shock. The fun
eral will occur from the late home on
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Manager Montrose.of Harper's theatre,
is now booking attractions for the com
ing season. Though it was so late last
year when Mr. Montrose secured the
lease of our coty place of amusement,
that 13 was not able to secure a class of
entertainments which as a whole were in
keeping with the beautifully remodeled
interior, yet he had a number of first
class shows. The coming season, how
ever, he proposes to contract with none
but the best, and to that end he already
has his line out. Rock Island prides it
self on one of the prettiest theatres in the
state. Its appointments are all first class
and onr people are very generally theatre-going
when once assured they are to
see good, attractions. For this reason
Mr. Montrose does not propose to run
any risks of disappointing his patrcc9.
therefore the best and the best only need
CITIZEN'' SALVAGE "CORPS.
Mplrndid Susaetton or a Citizen for
an Improvement to Attend the al
vent Onr Paid Fire Nervier.
"Why don't you acitate the estarl.sh
ment of a citizens' salvage corps in Rock
Island, to be inaugurated when our new
fire department gets in running order? '
asked a citizen, as he dropped into The
Argcs office this afternoon. "There is
always more or less destruction of propr r
tv.of course, in fires of any importance,
in consequence of the use of water. That
can t be helpsd where it is
necessary to throw water at all,
and despite the promptness
of tbe firemen in ;respondirg there will
occur fires which get so much of a head
way before the firmen arrive that it is
impossible to subdue the flames utti! the
building is flooded. This will happen in
tbe best regulated departments. It hap
pens in the largest cities, and while cur
facilities sre to be so greatly improved as
to lessen the chances for loss, either by
fire or water, yet, as I have sid before,
there will be times when the fiend of ds
struction will get in his work. Butastothe
point I made when I came in here. The
fact that we are to have discipline and
reliability in our fire system, lends en
couragement to our efforts to protect our
property. Heretofore the discovery of
fire on your premises was practically
synoniraous with the foregone conclusion
that you were gone up, for if the fire
didn't do the work the indiscriminate use
of water did. As a result, hope fled in'
despair when the fire appeared. Now
things are to be different and the man
who sees his residence or place of busi
ness on fire is not without hope "
"Therefore I say it would be a good
plan to organ'z3 a citizens' salvage patrol,
not to save the buildings, but to
protect personal property, such as house
hold furniture in the house, merchandise
in the Btore. or books, etc., in the office.
In a city no larger than Rock Island
which I have in mind they have such an
organ'zalion . The business men con
tribute to a fund which establishes the
salvage patrol. One of the members is
elected captain and he choses his subordi
nates. They have a house equipped with
a wagon and horse and hire one man al
ways on duty. The wagon is built fcr
the purpose and is furnished with water
and fire proof material for spreading
over furniture, etc.. When an
alarm of fire sounds tbe driver gets there
with his wagon as soon as tbe fire depart
ment does, for he has an electric alarm in
his house. The members of the organi
zation respond from wherever they hap
pen to be. They don't fight the fire, but
while the firemen are doing that they
save property. If it is a bad fire they
carry out what they can; if not they
simuly cover the best of it aad it is pro
tected. It is an excellent idea and in the
city I mention tbe best class of business
men in the town belong to it. It reduces the
liability to loss, and is iuEt such an ar
rangement as the insurance companies
themselves provide in the larger cities
I have no doubt, therefore, that the in
surance companies would contribute to
the expence here."
Wanted A cook at 3015 Fifth avenue.
40 Years the Standard.
I 'HI1 Kim MKKTT(4S
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Opening of the General Assem
LB. PATTO-X ON THE LAB02 ISSUE.
The Only Wjr to Settle the Question
rnrpose of Man', Creation Prot Green
Elected for Moderator Three Impor
tant Reports rreented Illinois San
day School People in Council The
Baptist Meeting at Cineinmtti Phil
lips Brooks Indorsed by Indiana Epis
copalians. Detroit, May 22 The Presbyterian
General assembly, which will consider tht
proposed change in the confession of faith
assembled ia the Fort Street church yes
terday at 11a. ni. A sort of preparatory
service has been going on ia the First
Presbyterian church foT several days, ana
at the last of these services Weduesdaj
night Rev F. L. Pattoa, president ol
Princeton College, delivered an address
Referring to mooted economic questions
he said that the questions of supply and
demand, the talk cf the undeniable right
to buy in the cheapest aad sell ia tht
dearest market, and the relative positions
of capital and labor, can never be settled
except ia the spirit of the sermoa on tht
Two Questions of Theology.
Dr. Patton further said that theologj
resolves itself into two questions: What
is the chief end ot' man and what was the
motive ia his creation? If niaa wera in
tended simply to etjoy his existence, aud
God is omnipotent, then why should
there be so mucu niiserv in the world.
The speaker concluded that enjoymeut
was not the purpoe for which each man
was created, but the real object was the
glory of God.
The .Iwmlilj railed to Order.
There were nearly 000 delegates present
yesterday, besides hundreds of visitors,
vheu l'.i-v. K. Moore, of Columbus,
C, calied tiie assembly to order. The
usual devotional exercises were held and
Dr. Moore delivered Lis opening sermon,
the theme being the reasons that led God
to send his Sou to earth. The organizat
ion was then perfected and a recess was
taken to Sp m. Upou reassembling the
t rst business was the election of a mod
erator. Without opposition Rev. Prof.
AVilliam II. Green, of Princeton Theol-i;-i:al
seminary, was chosen, and upon ne
iig couducied to the chair made a prac
fii address. Welcoming speeches were
taea:iiatle and the moJerator was pre
sumed with a gavel made from the Poa-
t.ac oak which stood near the old fort at ;
tue tim? of tue Pontine massacre.
Three Important Ueports.
Three reports were presented daring
tl.e afternoon, all of which, were impor-
t, lit. Oflrt r!:,T' . r r, ,l,a .......en , .
uu v re:m ;y nr. .Moore, uie cnai
man. A copr of a circular letter sent tc
tie majority of the reformed churches
tl roughout the world Holding the Pres
b; reriau system was included in the re
port of the ouimittee, who asked to be
ccntinued. Dr. Lowrie, of Philadelphia,
ptesented a repnrt on the proof text of
tLe confession cf faith and the larpr
catecLNm, which will be considered oa
Minday. Dr. Mackintosh, of Phi'.adel
pLia, read a report oa the church at home
acd abroad, which will be discussed
la er on.
Some Mission Statistics.
The board of missions' report showed
that the free imcu's mission board has
ju.-t enough money on hand to balance
ac( Ounts. During the year 301 mission
aries have worked in the held. Suuday
scl ools establishe d. 1.2 -., containing 4 i,
52s pupils. The toreitra missions board
re; orted itself still in debt. The total
membership of the Presbyterian church,
including tue Dutch and German Ke-
formed churches, ia the world lnlS.O1
wa-- i, OtJu.Oii ), of which 1.5U.$.4VMvere ia
the United routes.
Indiana Indorses Dr. Brooks.
Isi'IAyAPuLls. May C "ut withstand-
ing the high church feeling in this state,
the-stauding committee of the diocese of
Indiana has voted unanimously to con-'
firm the tlectiou of Dr. Phillips Brooks a
bishop ot Massachusetts. The committee
is composed of three clergymen and three
laymen. Bishop Knickerbocker has not
yet voted, and refuses to indicate his in
tentions. ILLINOIS SUNDAY SCHOOLS.
Tbe State Convention Opposes Opening
the World's Fair Minday.
Danville, Ills, May 22 The state
Sunday school convention opened the
thir 1 and last day yesterday. Ii-v. C. H.
Litt.e, of this city, read the report of the
executive committee recommending the
raising of tlu.OOO for Sunday school work
for the next year; also the employment of
two additional slate Sunday school work
ers. An amount aggregating over $11,00)
was immediately guaranteed. It wis
decided to erect in Chicago before the
opening of the World's fair a Sunday
schojl temple to cost not less than 2un
000. A Way to Raise the Funds.
Tbe convention voted to recommend to
all Sunday-school workers that each
teacler subscribe H and each pupil 10
cents for the buildini;. This would make
$130,00. Several persons in the conven
tion subscribed tlt.O each, and it was an
nounced that some wealthy Chicago man
woull give 2,5u) The convention nearly
went wild over Kev. C. C. Miller'a resolu
tion that the World's fair directors close
all d partmeuts on Sunday aud prohibit
the side of all liquors oa the grouuds, aad
it was passed uuauituously.
EAPTIST MISSION SOCIETIES.
Reports Made at the Meeting bolus on
Cis :in-SAT1, May 22 The secoud day's
eessio i of the couvntiou of the Amerieau
Bapti-t Home Mission society began with
a report of the educationed work of the
societr. Dr. McVicar, of Xew York,
stated that during the past six months he
had visited quite a number of schools ia
tbe wtst and south, aud in each he found
earnest and enthusiastic teachers and
pupils The schools of the society have
tloue much to elevate the condition of the
colored people, but the work is only
The Women's Home Mission Society.
The;oint meeting of the Woman's Bap
tist Hjtue Missiouary society and the
Womaa's American Mission society was
opeued yesterday. Mrs. C. H. Blacky
wel retd a resolution which was heartily
adopted rejoicing ia the prospect of a dis
tinctivo organization to be formed by all
iBaPtist Younor People's societies, at a
convention to le held at Chii-aon in .Inlw
An Outrage In the South.
Mrs. J. P. Moore, ot Katon Rouge, La.,
whose school for colored married women
in that place was closed up by the whites,
spoke stronsly against any protest
against this flagrant action, for, sbe said,
a piotest would do more harm than cood.
j Mrs S. Kdnward, of Chicago, offered a
resolution against the opening of tbe
j Coiumbian exposition on Sunday.
i THE MISSOURI CVCLONE.
.. of Life About as Serious as Report
ed Cychonta Freaks.
.Xico, Mo., May 22. The cyclone
which passed over the northern portion
cf Adrian county Wednesday afternoon
killed three nersrms and serious! v ininrul
, ' : J 4
a score of others, of whom four will die.
The storm passed over twelve bouses, of
wnicu only a port Km ol one was left
standing. The residences of 'Alexander
Carter, William PowelL Diliard brothers,
B. Kunkel, George Crane, William Voet
meier, T. B. Ham, Valentine ErdelL a S.
Norris, A. Ahlfeldt, J. M. Menefeeand John
Doerger were torn to pieces. Kunkel re
ceived iajuries from which he died within
an hour. His sons. Otto aad Henry, were
Seven in a Family Wounded.
Mr. Yoetmeier, wife and child, and
Clarence Harvey, who were visitiag
there, were badly cnt and bruised. S. S.
Norris house was blown to pieces and
sevea members of the family who were
in the bonse were injured. Miss Gertia
Fletcher, Mrs. Seal, the mother-in-law,
and a small child will die. Ciose at hand
was tke house of John Doerger, which
was demolished. The 0-year-old daugh
ter was killed and the otners of the fam
ily, five in number, were injured, a 9
year old dauehter fatally. Ail of Mr.
Doerger's stork was killed.
Two Left and Ouo TiL.n.
Three men, Maou Kerman. Thomas
and .Homer Rogers, seeing the storm,
lay flat on the ground and clasped hands.
Homer, who was ia the middle, was
killed, white tbe other two were unin
jured. In the western part of the county
the worst damage was done at the farm
of J. A. Harrison. His son was blown
half a mile and lodged in a tree. Both
legs wer hrokeu. A fine stallion was
blown 500 yards and killed. All the mem
bers of the family were injured. Hun
dreds of cattle, hogs and sheep were
Explosion of the Storm Cloud.
One of the pecnliarlties of the storm
cloud was a white sha-tt running from top
to bottom. At the distance of two miles
it looked to be as lar-e as a stove pipe.
It separated at the center, and the upper
part started heavenward and disappeared.
In a few moments the lower part also dis
appeared. Those who saw the cloud from
a distance say tbat it collided with one ot
imaller dimensions from the opposite di
rection and exploded, but tu a moment
gathered ami continued in an easterly di
rection. A Baby's Terrible Flight.
Dead horses, cattle and hors are lying
everywhere. One horse was blown across
a forty-acre field and was uninjured.
Many animals were killed bv lightning.
The 9-months-old baby of Mrs" Xorris was
blown 10J yards into a wheat field and
sustained only slight injuries.
HIS WIFE AND BABY MISSING.
A Se Hampshire Farmer Complains ol
H'i Mother-in-Law. .
HaVEKIULU Mass., May 22. Arthur
Buzzell. a prosperous farmer iu Wilton,
X. H., is in this city in searea of bis wife
and baby. He is half-crazed with min
gled grief aud anger at his mother-in-law
whom, he says, is the cause of it. On
April 27 his wife arose early and asked
him to harness up one of tae horses, .is
she de-ired to take a ride. When the con
veyance was ready Mrs. Buzzell picke I up
the baby, kissed her hu-baad good-by,
and stating that she would be home sooiii
drove away. Since that time sbe has
been missing. There is not much doubt
that the missing woman is here iu hiding,
aud the police are assisting Mr. Buzzell
in hts search. Once Wednesday he
caught sight of her, but she fled.
Records on the Diamond.
Chicago. Mar 2A Leacue it- ire. Mt
base ball yesterday were: At Pittbnrg
Pittsburg 7, Brooklyn 4; at Cincinnati
Cincinnati 4, New York at Cleveland
Clevelaud 2. Boston 6; at Ch.c.igo Chi
cago 10, Philadelphia .
Association: At Boston Bostoa 2, St.
Louis 5; at Baltimore Comaibus C. Bal
timore nt Philadelphia Athletic o,
Cincinnati 3; at Washington Cty Wash
ington 7, Louisville 6
Western: At S-ioux City Kansas City
11. Sioux City 1; at Minneapolis Lia
coin 7, Minneapolis C; at St. Paul Den
ver 4, St. Paul i9; Milwaukee-Omaha
game postponed rain. Tt is stated that
the St. Paul team will be sold to Duluth,
as it is costing tlOO per day, an . the gate
receipts have only averaged about $30.
Wisconsin's Direct Tax Divided.
Madison, Wis., May 22. The direct
tax money sent from the government to
Wisconsin has ben divided as follows
among the several funds in the state
treasury, according to a law passed at
the recent session of the legislature:
School fuad. $141,072 04; normal school
fuud, f70.939.04; drainage fuad, $70,
939.02; school fuud income, ?23,
508.""; normal school fund income, 4i
748.91; geueraituud, 69,4j(il0; total, $441,
The Jackson-Corbets Fight a Draw.
SAN Fbaxcisco, May 32. The Jackson -Corbett
light came off last night. Jack
son weighed 197 pounds, Corbett 1S5.
Jackson did ail the leading for forty
rounds, aud some heavy blows were ex
changed, but Jacksoa seemed a little the
best. In tbe sixty first rouad, after the
men bad walked around for twenty
rouuds with haadly a blow exchanged
the gut was declared a draw. '
Railway Sold lor a Million.
Macon-, G., May 22. The Macon and
Covington railroad was sold ye-terday
for 1, 000,000. It was bought by Skip
worth Miller, of Baltimore, for the stock
holders. The road will be renamed, the
management changed and then leased to
the Central, and Richmond and Danville
fysteuis. There was ouly one bid mada.
Troubled Over tncle Sam's Position
London, May 22,-The ageuts ia Europe
cf the Chilian insurgents are greatly dis
Iressed by the vigorous action of the
American government aaintt the It ata,
and are using every influence they can
bring to bear to obtain a' reversal of the
policy, and the general recognition of tbe
nsurgents as belligerents.
c I NTIRE
Before buying 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
Three Times as
As any otter similar ee rablishment in the city.
CLEMANN & SALZMAM,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Ncs 124. 126 an3 12S Sixteenth Street,
THAN ALL OTHERS
Wall Paper Company,
310, 312 and 314
See Our Art
After Twenty Years in Davenport.
DUBFEE. The Leafling Jeweler,,
is closing business. An opportunity extraordinary
to secure the Choicest Line of Goods '
ever placed on sale in Davenport.
Entire Stock and rixtures to be Closed
m 90 Days.
before vacated for bank-not having had an opportunity
of releasing. .....
Northwest corner Brady and Third Streets, Davenport.
The best chance that you w'M
for a long time to buy lace curtail
almost your own price. 40 'Der "r.1
below value. nt
Complete, rings and all the facte
Will place on sale Monday mornint?
Wash gaods in new fabrics.
Down sofa pillows.
New lines of children's hosiery arrt
Large a Stock of