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THIS AKGU& FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1891.
Maj. J. It. besrdsley is in Chicago on
Otto Huber went to Chicago this morn
ing on business.
Michael Sheb&n was fined f 3 and costs
W. F. Adams, of Rapids City, spent
yesterday in the city.
Aurora defeated Davenport yesterday
by a score of 6 to 3.
Miss Bessie Lee left yesterday on a visit
to friends in Minneapolis.
T. J. Remington, of Sioux Falls, S. D.,
is in the city cn business. -
J. F. Xormand, of Port Byron, was in
tbe city today on business.
Richard Waters, of Oikaloosa, lows,
is visiting friends in the city.
T. C. Jamison, of Knoxville, Tenn., is
visiting with friends in the city.
Blackberries, strawberries, figs, dates,
oranges and bananas at Long's.
John Zollinger was ia the city
day attending to business here.
John Lip hard and Fred Feaster,
Hillsdale, were in tbe city today.
John F. Dindinger returned last even
ing from a visit to Chicago and Joliet
William Evarts and son, of Preemp
tion, were in the city today on business.
The annual commencement of the
Rock Island lligh school occurs tonight.
W. A. B; lies, of Orion, and Jamca
Salisbury, of Denver, were in the city to
day. Warren county in the judicial election
gave Pleasants 8,591, Smith S.5S9, Glenn
The Y. W. C. T. U. will meet at the Y.
M. C. A- roojjs Umorrow afternoon at 3
About 30 turners will start for St. Paul
on the 13;h inst. to attend the annual
Turnfest in that city.
Chickens, turkeys, strawberries, goose
berries, cherries, pineapples and all kinds
of vegetables at Browner's.
Mr. 0:t, of the firm of Ott & Tewks
bury, of Topeka, Kan., is in the city. He
formerly resided t Geueseo.
The case of P. H. Buckley vs. John
Fitzgibbons, of Canoe Creek, is bing
tried before Justice Hawes today.
Home grown peas, new potatoes, wax
beans, cauliflower, cucumbers, tomatees,
beets, turnips and cabbage at Long's.
The names of Lillie Knox and James
Naylor were inadvertently omitted from
the list of Ninth grade graduates pub
lished in yesterday's Argus.
Mrs. W. F. Eyster, of Crete, Neb., who
is visiting her son, Dr. G. L. Eyster, ex
pects to be joine d here soon by hr hus
band, who is in the east, and with whom
she will return home.
Frank Attwater is distributing the best
brand of cigars he could find in the city
today, and all on the strength of the ad
vent of a son in his family at an early
hour this morning a future president.of
Postmaster Wells has under considera
tion a plan to establish a sub office in the
east end of town, somewhtre near Elm
street, where postal orders, money orders
and stamps may be procured. The mat
ter ij now before the department at Wash
The Miabehaha Hose company of Mo
line will conduct an excursion to Clinton
on tbe 6teamer Libbie Conger, Sunday,
leaving Rock Island at 7 a. m. sharp.and
returning will reach Rock Island at 8 p.
m. Tickets are on sale at Ecngstou's
drug store, at 75 cents for the round
"The drama. "Capitola," recently pre
santed by the La Sille club, Davenport,
will be repeated Friday evening. June 12,
in the Burlis opera house, for the benefit
of the new cathedral fund. Ticktts ccn
be secured of John Looney, Henry
Whee'.an, Frank Kne or William Mo
That we are to have a public building,
a viaduct and an extension of the paving
east on Fourth avenue is assured, but all
are s deucedly slow about getting start
ed as to almost banish hope. The public
building must take its course, the via
duct should not be lost sight of, while the
paving extension seems to require some
determined action if Rock Island is to get
one of its best thoroughfares out of the
mud this ystr.
The Superior, Wis., papers credit Mr.
Weyerhauser with the desire to get an
eligible mill site at the mouth of tbe Me
taadji river. David Doble is authority
for the statement that the Weyerhauser
crowd have 400,000,000 feet of standing
timber tributary to that stream and if a
site is not secured at the bead of Lake
Superior a logging railroad will be built
into it from the vicinity of Gordon and
tbe logs taken down tbe St. Croix. Some
of the timber is already being taken that i
Used in Millions of Homes
FKEAK OF THE LIGHTNING.
BflltleBcr of Ive port's Pal4 Fire
Department Fpvets urett Ole
aster, Tbe Davenport Democrat tells of a pe
culiar freak of tne lightning during We 1
nesday eight's storm:
About 11 o'clock Wednesday night
Watchmm Van Dyne at the Diamond Jo
line warehouse discovered evidences of
fire in tbe rear of the wholesale groceiy
store of Van Patten & Marks, on Ent
Second street between Brady and Perry
streets. He gave the alarm to Hose 1,
and tbe gongs on the circuit quickly susi
moned the other companies. An et
trance was effected in the rear, a line of
hose was carried in and a little water was
thrown, but only a little. The chemical
was on the ground in a hurry, and with
ita aid the fire was extinguished in a
moment without that most serious fea
ture of the modern fire, a tremendous
The fire was on the second floor, oi
the west side of the building, and pretty
well toward the center of the store, w hie i
occupies three fronts. It bad evidently
been smoldering for some time, as ths
entire interior of the building was heated
to a high degree. Tbe fire was confined
to a double row of counters and bins in
the center of the room. A section of
this about 10 feet long was burning, with
its contents of nuts, barley and sago
There was beginning to be a little fire in
tbe ceiling overhead, and some of the
brushes and lighter stock near at hand
Thursday morning smell of fire and
smoke pervaded the entire building, and
it is probable that there is greater dam
age from this causs than Irom the tire
itself. Teas and cigars thnt were stand
ing about, in open cases, are tainted so as
to be almost unSt for sale if not entirely
so. The damage to the building is small,
but it is likely that the adjustment cf the
loss will carry it up to several basdrtd
The origin cf the fire is a mystery, as
far as actual knowledge goes," but the
theory that it was caused by a liah'ning
stroke is accepted by most people who
view the spot. There had been no fire or
light about the place for a long time
three months it is stated there were no
electric lights or electric wires of any
kind ia the building, and there is no foun
dation for that old suggestion that some
one must have been polishing the furni
ture and forgotten to burn the rags so as
to prevent spontaneous combustion.
The ceiling over the room was some
what dingy with smoke Wednesday,
but it was intact. There was not a
crack in it, the proprietors say. Te
day there are seyeral long irregular
cracks tn be seen. The ramble about
here and there, and along their edges
ILe pKster shews white and fresh as
though, it had just been broken. They
run in all directions, some of them being
2 J feet long. It is assumed, with great
show of probability, that they were pat
there by an electric discharge. That the
same bolt set a slow match to the stock
below is also assumed without doing vio
lence to the facts in the case. The fire
was not found out till about an hour and
a half after the storm had passed over
here, but the ereat amount of heat in the
buildin? cou'd not be produced by such a
small fire as this unless it had been burn
ing a long time.
Mr. Van Patten spoke in tbe most un
measured terms of praise of the manage
ment of the job by Chief Gilloley and his
men. It is indeed seldom that a centrally
situated fire, as this one was, surrourd?d
by such dense clouds of smoke as envel
oped it, is extinguished without the flood
ing cf the whole building and tbe ruining
of the whole stock. The cool head and
clear judgment that was displayed in this
case is only another and a still stronger
proof cf the fact that Davenport has the
right man in the position of fire chief.
One minute's creleFS work with the hose
would have mde a loss of many thous
Congressman B.lly Mason, of Chicngo,
and Judge W. R. Kelly are in the city
taking depositions in the case of E H.
Barnes against the Union Pacific railway
comptiuy. Tue case involves S2:I,O00,
tie litiga'ion growing out of a claim on
the part of the railway company that
their purchasing agent was ia collusion
with parties from whom he purchased
mutfria! for the road, and the railway
company is resisting the payment of
numerous claims on these grounds.
Messrs. Mason and Kelly appear for the
railway company and Jackson Si Hurst
for the plaintiffs, G. N. Dimes & Co.,
of St. Louis.' The depositions are being
taken at Jackson & Hurst's office.
There are also here in behalf of tie
Union Pacific railway coapany: VT. J.
Carroll, assistant to the gntral solicitor;
Montaaue Lyon, of St. Louis, attorney
for the company; aDd T. f. Valen?, of
the purchasing department.
In almost every neighborhood there is
Borne one or more persons whose lives
have Uen saved by Chamberlain's colic,
cholera and diarrhoea remedy, or who
have been cured of chronic diarrhoea by
it. Such persons take special pleasure
in recommending tbe remedy to others.
Tbe praise that follows tbe introduction
and use makes it very popular. 25 and
50 cent bottles for sale by Hartz & Babn
Tbe soft glow of the tea rose is ac
quired by ladies who use Pozzoni's Com
40 Years the Standard.
DEAL IX WHISKY.
The Trust Gobbles the Chicago
ALSO THE CALL HIT DISTILLING 00.,
Ami Xow Cate Pretty Near roswusing
the i:ar(h in the Tanglrfoot Line Kvery
'Demon" Factory in Chicago Now in
the Combine The 1'urrhate Trice a
Iead Secret Much ftuprise Caused by
the Tranact ion A Sale That End a
Cmcaoo, June 5. A deal, negotiations
toward which have been carried on for the
past week, was consummated yenteMay at
the Auditorium. Papers wene nigned by
which the Distillers Cattle Feeding com
pany, known generally as "The Whisky
Trust" purchafed the Chicago distilleries
owned by H. Shufeldt & Co. and the Cal
umet Distilling company. The sale of
both plants included real estate, machin
ery, stocks of goads, patents, trademarks,
brands and the right to continue the use
of the names.
Sold Out ra Their Enemies.
The directors of the tri state that it i3
not their intention to advance prices nor
do anvthing that will be disadvantageous
to the trade. They absolutely refuse1 to
give the purchase price, merely stating
that the transfer as for cash, and at a
figure alike satisfactory to sellers and buy
ers. To the stockholders and tiu? public
the fact that the Shufeldts, long the bitter
competitors of th trust and the prose
cutors of the latter' secretary, (reorge J.
GilJson, have actually sold tut tothcir ene
mies causes intense amnzeTuunt.
The t.ibMkn Setiftation.
That the Shnfi-Mt distillery was a
thorn in the trust's sitli was never dl--puted,
an the public had be educated
into believing that the triwt would under
take any incisures to down, the obstinate
ownens of the concern that it otfld not
cntrol. TUe last and greatest isation
ap connection witb. the filit lietween .the
two conwms was tlie arrest and ubse
queut indictment of Geonre J. Gibson, the.
secretary of the trust, who is bow await
ing trial for instigating a diabolical plot
that contemplated the " ikntructkin of th
distilllery and its obstinate ownwrs.
The Trust Onus 'Km AH, Now.
Yesterday's purchases make th whisky
trust the absolute ower of every distillery
in Chicago. Tbe Shufeldt hiis a ca
pacity of fUXYt bushels, producing ",
000 gallons of whiky per day. The Cl
umet's capatky is 3.5oo bushels, or 17-00
gallons per day. Before these last pur
chases the trust produced atwut X),mi0
gallons per day. The other Chicago dis
tilleries owned by the trust are th Pbce
n is. with a capacity of 3,rtno bushels; the
United States. S.wiO; the Chicago, 2.;
the Empire. 2,000- the RK-erdale, 2,000, and
Mie National, 2.wo. Tht-e da nH repre
sent half the product of the trust, al
though, if necessary, th Chicago plants
could produce ulwut oue-third the total.
It Was a ttreat Surprise.
The capitulation of the Lynches to the
trust waS, a great surprise. They were the
active managers of the Shufeldt concern,
nd they vowed, as people understood,
nererto surrendur. Their emuet-rn, with
its great capavity, was equal to tbe task of
joping with the trust, and the surrender
made in the deal now announced was un
expected. Rumors of deniai of the sale
-vere circulafed last night, but Thomas
Lynch. Jr.. and II. If. Shufeldt loth re
l'used tosee rejorters who cailud on thetu
lor confirmation of the news.
Labor and the World's Fair.
Chicago, June 5. Labor unions of
Chicago will probably get the minimum
cale of wages fur work on World's fair
buildings without having a clause to that
eject put ia a!l the contracts. Bur
Lett. Record ic Chapman, of Minue
apolis. who are to do most of the work
oa the mines and miuhig building,
hiive expressed themselves a willing to
piy th Chioatro scale, w hiwh is all the
h.bor unions a.-k. and Arthur Johnson, of
Omaha, who Thursday got the biggest end
of the contract for the electricity building,
s.iys he will not import any fcilor to take
the place of Chicago men.
Thinks the President should Come First.
BosTON", June 5. Collec tor Beard in an
itterview with a Uiirtetl Press reporter
yt-sterday said, with reference to hi non
attendance at the baiifjuent of tbe Ancient
ai d Honorable Artillery, although he had
been invited and his name set down to re
spond to a toast, that he did not choose to
at "end any banquet upon the programme
of which the president of the t'nitwl states
wa-s placed on t he list as t he second regu
lar toast, especially in his official cajmcity.
He sheds 11 im Epidermis.
3RTLAMi, Conn., June 5. Four-year-old
James Sniedick. of this plae, is a puz
zle to the physicians who have esaniiusl
Lim, none of whom has ever seen a similar
ca.-a. James is imitating snakes and toad
by shedding Lis skin, all-hough he does not
coiae out of it all at one time. The epl
deimis comes off in large flakw. some
times three indie square. Avery thin
an 1 tender skin is underneath, w-liic h ap
pe rs to inflame at irhe slightest fwction.
Sir John Marlutiala' OnudMion.
Ottawa, Out., June 5. After the con
stipation last night Sir James Gant said
it l ad been decided to telegraph for Dr.
George Ross, of Montreal, at fli Fequet-nf
relatives of Sir John MacDonakl and tiie
me nler:i fthe house of cotnmuns. Ha
aabi there wws no change in the premier's
The KaUer Itefore Bwmarck.
Betklin, June 5. The students of Bonn
university, Laving refused to subscribe t
a si'ver cup for Prince Bistnarrck, Prince
Keiss inquired the cause of their refusal,
and the students declared that they could
not pay auy honor to Bismarck as long as
he remained in opposition t the emperor.
A Model Dakota Statesman.
Si rx ClTV, la., June 5. John Nor
ton, a prominent member of the last South
Dak jta legislature from Sioux Falls, was
locked up by the pol ice here Wednesday
niglt for being drunk and disorderly. He
resisted and nearly whipped the policemau
ho started to arrest him.
ISlaine Arrives at Bar Harbor.
Bn Harbor. Me., June 5. Secretary
nd Mrs. Blaiue arrived ia Bar Harbor
yesterday afternoon, and were immedi
ately driven to their coitge. They have
?leut the past two days with Seaateff Hale
at his home in Ellsworth.
New Postmaster for Indianapolis.
W.vstiiSGTOS CITY, June 5. Tbe presi
dent yesterday appointed Edward P.
Thoi ipson postmaster at Iudianapelis,
Ind.. to fill the vacancy caused by the
deatl of William Wallace.
WILL STAND BY SIR WILLIAM.
A w Tork Girt Who I Betrothed to
New Your, June 5. The news comei
from London that Miss Florence Garner,
of Xew York, is to marry Col. Sir Will
iam Gordon Cumming, who is prose
cutiag a number of persons in Londoi
for saying that he cheated at bai-carat. In
is said that Miss Ganver, believing ti
the lKironet's innocence, will marry him,
whatever the result of the present at-tiov,
may be, and that the wedding will take
place in New York as soon as the trial ia
at an end.
She I Handaome and Rich.
There is no one at prewer.t in New York,
however, with authority to speak ou thi
subject. Miss Florence Garner is one of
the daughters of the late Thomas (Varner,
who was drowned on his yacht, the Mo
hawk, off Staten island. He had an im
mense dry goods business which is bow
carried on by his - trust eett. Hi two
daughters are his sole heiresses. They
are both handsome and very rich. Miss
Helen, the other daughter, recently mar
ried the Marquis de Breteuil, the head of
one of the most ancient 'noble families in
Getting Kven with Wales.
Loxnox, June 5. The feature of the
Cumming baccarat ease yesterday waa the
apparent purpose of Sir William to get
ereu with the Prince of Wales for not
standing by him iu his trouble. While
Arthur Wilson was on the stand the plain
tiff's attorney drew out the fact that the
counters, or "chips," used at the now fa
mous games were the property of Albert
Kdward. who carried them around with
him to facilitate a "lift h game" at tbe se
ductive baocarat. Tin? testimony other
wise wih ail agaiuKt sr William. All the
witnesses saw him do the cheating.
CHICAGO AD NORTHWESTERN.
Annual Meeting: f Ntoe-khnlders Direc
tors Fleeted and Pivldendst ltrelnred.
Chicago, June 5. Tho annual BieuMng
of the s'ookbohV-rs of the Cliago and
Northwestern road was held here yester
day. David P. KlmWn, Chauncey M. De
pew, Samuel F. Burger. Allieft Keep, mid
M. I.. Sykes werw pe-elected directors to
serve fcr thrc years. James C. Fatvo was
elected director to suocewl A. G. Dulnvan.
decearied. President Marvin Hiighitt and
all of the sld o:licials were re-elected.
Finan-ial Condition of tie Kosd.
The annual report of the company
shows gro--s earnings for the year ended
May SI. 150, (May, 1U, being estimate.! i,
of SJT.sirt.Tlu.'JS; operating expenses, taxes.
interet and sinking funds (May, ISiii,
estimated,. SiLlSt.tiitf.M: the uvt earn
ings, t.V;7.100.4; dividond. $3.-Hji.-soi;
surplus, SJ0H$.44; add surplus
of line west of Missouri river,
cl!,;M.!3. makes the total surplus S24'..
SJT.lii. Thse figures do not include the
receipts fTnm land sales. A quarterly
dividend of 1 per cent, was declared on
the prefwred sok and a svmi-annwnl
dividend of 3 per e:vt. ou the common
Schweinfurtlt Leaves Kansaa tity.
Kaxsas Cwy. Ma.. Juue .V Schwein
furtb bits shaken otT the mud and dust of
Kansas City from his feet, and it is prolia
blc that his "branch heaven'' here will not
be graced by his presence fr many a day.
He left by a Missouri Pacific train' at S p.
m. yesterday. In an Interview in the morn
in Sch wein furth was exceedingly bitter
acain reporters and the newspapers,
claiming that they invariably misrepre
sented him and garbled his words in such
a fashion as t- give tbe world a false im
pression of his teachings. There were no
hostile demonstrations during the dav.
Another Cuke l;-;ion Strike.
ScoTTKALE. Pa.. June 5. The em
ployes of Koliert Hogsctt, at Mount Brad
dock coke works, went on a strike yester
day. The strike was occa-ioned ,y the
discharge of two drivers. There is dissat
isfaction at a nuTiiler of other indepen
dent producers' plants which will prola
bly culminate in a strike. Great destitu
tion prevails among the miners who were
refu-ed employment. The laUr leaders
have -ut out appeals for immediate aid.
lerisiou ii a Kailway Land Case.
Washington Citt. June 5. Attorney
Gc meril Miller is j-nfoi ine l that Judge
Shims, at Dubuque, Ia.. has handed down
a decision in the case of he United States
vs. the Sioux City and St. Paul, and Chi
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul raihvavs.
dismissing without prejudice the crossbill
of lien Uleu. et al. isettler', smurinii tbe
decree in 1'avo.r of complainant against
the Chicago, Milw aukee and St. Paul Rail
Thirty Vnunj Itrntes Arrested.
M:i.'.v.rKt:, Wis.. June 3. Thirty
young men, whose names are unknown,
have leen arrested at Waldo, about rwen-ty-five
miles from ShelKjygmi. cliarged
w ith causing the death of Fred Kopwood.
a-ed 14, near Cascade. It appears that the
met were shmiring sheep, ami oji the loy
coming al'tiig and refusing to drink whis
ky with them he was thrown into a mirl
pond, from which he crawled out and died
in the woods from exposure.
An Iuili.ma Man Appointed.
Washitgtox City, June 5. -The presi
dent yesterday appointed William I).
Owen, of Logansport, Ind., superinten
ds! of immigration. Mr. cwn j 4.-,
yea of aire, represented the Tenth con
gressional district of Indiana in the last
three congresses, and was the author of
the new immigration law. He was
strongly backed by lalior organizations for
the position to which he was appointed.
Starved Himself to Death.
READING. Mass., June5. John You, au
initiate of the county hospital, delilerately
starved himself to death in that institu
tion. He went without food for twenfry
seven days and died yesterday. He was
terribly afiiaciated. He originally
weighed 115 pounds and at the time of his
death weighed only 3S pounds. Nothing
could induce him to take food, and why he
insisted on starving himself to death can
not be explained.
Terror Cause a Suicide.
CISCIXKATI, June 5. Mrs. Anna May
buff, aged 71, was found in her room, 517
Sycamore street, yesterday in a half-standing,
half-kneeling position, and strangled
to death by a stout wire, by which she
had hauged herself. Terror at the electric
aluto rui is said to be the cause.
Lowest Surplus for Many Years.
Washington City, June 5. The net
surplus in tbe treasury yesterday was $3,
000,000, a smaller surplus thau has been in
the treasury for many years. To increase
this surplus Secretary foster has called in
3,(iU0,0ov of deposits from national banks.
Unbleached tab!e linen 17
cents a yard.
Crash 3 cents a yard.
Checked apron ginghams 5
cents a yard.
Unbleached muslin, very good
5 cents a yard.
Dress ginghams in short ends
10 cents. This gingham is usu
ally sold for 12 1-2 cents a yard.
AKS NOW SHOWING
Three Times as
At any otter ertr.ilar
GLEMANN & SALZMANN,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos 124, 126 and 123 Sixteenth Street, "
THAN ALL OTHERS
Wall paper Company,
310, 312 and
ee Our Art
. After Twenty Years in Davenport.
IEFEE, no Leading Jeweler,
closing business. An opportunity extraordinarv
to secure the Choicest Line of Goods
ever placed on sale in Davenportf
Entire Stock a.nd Fixtures to be Closed
in 90 Days.
Store vacated for bank not having had an opportunity
Northwest corner Brady and Third Streets, Davenport.
Ladies' pure silk gloves 25
Boys' and Misses' heavy rib
bed hose, black, 10 cents.
Sateen corsets splendidly
made, 50 cents.
Black skirts, large assort
ment in Mohair and sateens.
New Wash goods in ginghams
and other fabrics just in.
One price and that the lowest
Large a Stock of
esmhliybinent in the city.
314 Twentieth St.