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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JUNE 29.-1891.
JJ.-rri8 llsasty, of Hampton, was in the
Frv.iA K'llv returned home Siturd&y
X J. lrkin came home from D?e
Jfr nvs o Saturday. .
3e-.?h Schtibe, of Port Byron, was in
Wr. tJ. r. Joint, of Be&rdstown, is
"i! tiib friends in the city.
Eyh class millinery goes at a mere
3s. tt week at McCabe Bros.
Rorge lliingsworth, of 8aynna. spent
J&uJaj with his folks in this city.
But weather underwear a great fea
teelbn week at McCabe Bros.'
JfeyptiaB cotton Ladies' jersey vests,
3De apiece this week at McCabe Bros'.
Children's clothing, prices cut in half,
TS kltn the Fourth of July, at the Lon-
Cheney Bros'. $1 colored China dress
i"l50c a yard this week, at McCabe
' Sight Yard Master Joseph McQuade,
tftC.,R & P., is visiting with Meads
aav la Mas City.
X. X Bietban, of Kansas City, is in
ISsck Island looking after his coal inter
wfU at Briar Bluff.
7lMnas J. Normoyle arrived home last
mtno; from Georgetown, Md., where
."ia Si bi en attending ctliege.
lonis Eckhart, Jr., has htd bad luck
:ia Vn business enterprise at Clinton, and
wjQ probably move back to Rock Isl
. Xias ETttle Lehane and Miss Gertie
FiMinsr, of Des Moines, are visiting
3hMs May and Kte Larkin, on Elm
The special eale of suits at $7.77,
f t.Cfi, t.55. worth double the money.
wii continue till after the Fourth of July,
1 the London.
Ht. and Mrs Peier Blomquist dislre
express their thanks to all who rtn-
iM tim kiotlprps and sympa'by in
aii late affliction.
Stationery chep at It. Crampton &
!&' clearance sale. The well-known
very day stationery pipeteries will go at
3I osnu during this period.
"William Schroder, of Suth Rock Ial
d has txperieoced a decided change
S vth better, and Dr. Plummer reports
i condition v ry hopsf ul .
Jbn and Timothy Cullins, of Jffer
w, Iowa, who hve been visiting with
titk brother, Michael Collins, of this
Ty, returned to their home on Satur-
Great bargains in books at R. Cramp
on Co's clearance sale. The great
"fefcter's original unabridged dictionary
nlv 91 cents. A pocket dictionary in
kth, S cents; larger size, 25 cents.
Oisen, who recently resigned the
position or assistant secretary of the Rock
Ikhed T. M. C. A. with a view to enter
ing rollege, was yesterday prefented with
a Handsome Oxford bible by his co
"borer In the Y. M. C. A.
There is considerable improvement in
fte condition of George Klein, and the
attending physician thicks that he is do
Jbj? sj well as could be expected. Si.
lVu Lidge, Knights of Pythias, of
which Mr. Klein is a member, has en
;Tged Peter Pommers to nurse the pa
3 at daring his illness.
A meeting of the subrcribers to the
Jpeocer cjure concert fund will be held
i the office of the Mississippi Valley In
srance company in Masonic Temple to
wow evening to elect a crmmittee to
fcle charge of the enterprise, etc. It is
yrobable 'hat the first concert will be
g'ma next Thursday tvening.
TJw eUfctric cars on the old red line
jwonienced running through under the
Ifcruoks' crossing viaduct yesterday morns
lafand as far Into Moline as the corn
Vaster works. A smaller trolley wheel
Jas been introduced by Electrician Wil
"krd which enables the running of the
aars under the bridges until they are
Tbhti by the railroad companies.
Tic Rock for 1 Construction company
jnj.been obliged to suspend operations
ivpnjrarily on lower Second avenue, on
tf to the scarcity of brick, which is at
"iht table to a strike among tba men em
jkyed at the kilns at Sears. The com
Tfciiahas abundance of material manufac
Vmd, but cannot get it loaded until the
ai)le with the men is adjusted.
y.-ederick Weyerhauser informed an
aacra representative yesterday that bis
"XmZj had determined to consider Rock
3nsd their home and that they would re
here in September for a three weeks'
wast, coming back for permanent regis
Aste next spring. On July 15 Mrs.
Ttytrbauser and the Misses Weyerhauser
v22 be members of a party of SO going
Alaska on an extended visit.
Hsed in Millions of Homes
WITH ANOTHER'S WIFE.
A Former DaveiipoittVa Sensa
Wad H. !hM uidu Kl iim t ruiu Vew
York With Mr, w. U . V oo ry
vinK a Famt nth nd
Not a great many years ago on? of
Davenport's most prominent ciiiz -ns was
Ward B. Sherman. He was prominent
because of his pronounced tempernnce
ideas. He was a' prohibitionist of the
most unyielding type, and a brother to
ex Governor Buren R. S lerman. of Iowa,
though no relation to Hoyt Sherman of
Des Moines, or Gen. Sherman, or Sen
ator Sherman of the famous family of
that name. But Ward B. was quite
noted in bis own peculiar way. On
many occasions he appeared on'
the public platform in advoc c? of
prohibition and other mod s of moral re
form. He delivered quite a number of
lectures in Rock Island, and many here
knew him very well during his residence
But now Mr. Sherman has blossomed fc rth
in a new light and the distinction he has
attained in the country is of a different aa
ture. Fame has given place to notoriety,
and he now views moral reform in a dif
ferent light. Whether or not he has de
veloped another idea of prohibition as t he
other Iowa republicansbave, isnot knov.-n.
At any rate the following special dis
patch from New York to the St. Lo jis
Republic shows the new role in which
Mr. Sherman is appearing:
Good Templars in this city are d.s
cussing the details of an elopement of
one of their number, which, although it
took place three months ago has just come
to light. Mrs. William W. Wooley. it
appears, has gone off with Colonel Sher
man, an insurance agent. Mrs. Woohy
bad been tnirried about 13 years, and two
children, one a girl of 12, and the other a
hoy of 8. are the result of the union.
Tne Wooleys came to New York from
St. Paul about six years ago. Woolt y
was formerly an insurance canvasser
the employ of tbe Mutual Life Insurance
company, but some months ago he begin
tne organization or a company of his ow n
on the tontine plan. The company whs
formed, policies being issued through tte
Mutual Life company and the Franklin
Trust company, of Brooklyn, acting tig
guarantors for the system. The concern
went along swimmingly for a while, ani
Wooley srave up his position with tbe
Mutual L.fe company in order to spen I
more time in pushing his own company
which was known as the Mutual Insur
ance Investment company. Wooley whs
president and a Brooklyn lawyer was
legal adviser of the concern, but wbo the
other officers were nobody seems to knoa .
Wooley and bis wife lived in a flat on
East Thirty-third street near Lex ngton
avenue. Both were members of tbe
Good templar order and every Thursday
eyening tbey locked up the home after
tbe children had been put to bed and
went oft to 'heir lodge. Nearly every
other night in the week they visited some
other lodge of the order, and they are.
therefore, well known to most of tbe
Good TempUra in New York City.
Among the occasional visitors to the
Wooley flt was a man named Sherman
He was interested in life insurance mat
ters, an 1 this became a pretext for, fre
quent calls, ostensibly to see Mr. Wooley
on business Friends, who knew tbe
Wooleys intimately, say that "Colonel"
Sberman was more and more warmly
welcomed as the acquaistance grew until
bis calls finally became more of a friendly
than a business nature.
Suddenly the visits of tbe Wooleys to
the Good Templar lodges ceased, and peo
ple began to wonder. One intimate
friend visited tbe Thirty-third street flat
to learn tbe reason, and was dumfounded
to find a bill "To Rjnt" on the flit win
dow. A neighbor told him that tbe
Wooleys had gone to Providence, R. I.,
wiib Colonel Sberman, leaving the chil
dren behind, aid that a week later Mr.
Wooley came back alone and sold out all
tbe furniture in the flat, taking the chil
dren away with him. Not until a few
days aso did tbe real truth of tbe matter
bcome known. Then it was stated that
Mrs Wooley had eloped with the affable
colonel, leaving her children behind, and
that her husband bad gone in search of
her at the time when the flat was sudden
ly deertd. It was learned today that
Wooley had not been seen at his office
for eight weeks. Tue Mutual Insurance
Investment company, left without a guid
ing hand, has suddenly collapsed.
For the seventh annual regatta of the
Ijwu Sute Amiteur Rowing association
to be held at Spirit Like, Iowa July 14
and 15 1891, the Burlington. Cedar Rap
id & Northern railway will sell excursion
tickets from Davenport to Spirit Like at
a rate of $6 for the round trip. Ticket
will be on sale July 10, 11, 18.13 and 14.
1891. good to return until July 20. 1891.
The Iowa State Amateur Rowing asso
ciation is composed of rowing c'.ubs from
all the principal cities io the s'ate, and
the Seventh annual regatta will be one of
the leaHing amateur acquatic events in
in the United States. Tbe grand encamp
ment of Iowa Knights Templar, and
their festal week, will also occur at the
Lake at tbe same time. For time of
trains and other special informntinn rail
on any ticket agent of tbis company, or
aaoress me unaersienea.
J. E Hakkegan, Gen. ticket and Pass.
40 Years the Standard.
The General's Autobiography
Now in Press.
BRIEF EEVIEW OF ITS OOJfTEHTS.
A Work Written Fartly to Correct Wrongs
Done to Himself The "Glittering Gen
erality" of Equality Something; About
the Grim Old Soldier's Boyhood His
Wife's Devotion How He Won the
Ten-Honr Fight, and His Action In the
Boston, June 29. The autobiography oi
General Benjamin F. Butler is now in
press in this city. Its title will be "But
ler's Book," and the unique personality of
its writer is stamped all over it from
preface to the back cover. It is dedicated
by the general "To the good and brave
soldiers of the Grand Army of the Repub
lie." In the preface he says: '.flaving lived
through and taken part in a war the great
est of the century I have been
very frequently called upon by those who
are in their relations to me personal
friends, and to whom I am endeared by
lifelong kindnesses, to give what knowl
edge I have of the course of conduct in the
action of national politics, and the causes
which led -up to so great results.
Personal Wrongs Corrected.
"I desire to correct much of -wrong done
to myself by a prejudiced misrepresenta
tion of facts and circumstances as to my
own acts in the service of the country, es
pecially in connection with the conduct of
its armies. Therefore I have thought it
but just to myself and posterity that the
true facts as " I know them should be
brought out." Of "Butler's Book" there
will be two translations, one iuto the
French and the other intp the German
language. The German 3 it ion is dedi
cated with sincerest respect to the memory
of General the Field Marshal von Moltke
by the author. The French translation is
dedicated to F. Sadi-Carnot, president of
the French republic.
"All Men Are Created Equal."
The first chapter gives wrention to
"blood"' and breeding. "The political
system of this couulry," the general says,
"is founded upon what Rufus C'hoate once
termed a glittering generality, coutained
in tbe Declaration or Independence that
'all meu are created equal.' This is a
truth as applied to political rights, im
munities and burdens, but an utter ab
surdity so far as it is made to describe
other relations of people." Then he goes on
to argue much as a doctor that intermar
riage develops weak intellect.
He Was Like Other Boys.
General Butler has soniethiug very in
teresting to say of his early life and educa
tion in the country school that heat
tended, where he learned to read with
very little difficulty. "I remained at
home," he s.-ys in his story rf this experi
ence, "during the autumn, and then it was
that our shi emaker gave me the book of
all books for a boy "Robinson Crusoe.'
The question was not whether I wanted to
read it, but whether 1 could be kept from
reading it, so as to do the little matters
that I outfit to do, and was able to e' ,
called in New Hampshire nomenclature
chores. My mother, laying aside her
labors, which were quite necessary for our
support, taught aud explained the book to
me with great pains."
Vi a Intended for a Minister.
He then telis of his religious training.
When a boy he knew the four gospels by
heart, not except iuji the whole ef the first
chapter of Mai t hew. Butler was inte-nded
by his parent for a Calvinist Baptist min
ister. When in college, under a penalty of
a forfeit of ID cents for each offense, he was
obliged to attend morning prayer ea-h
day and church twice on Sunday. He re
belled at this, because he did not believe
the theory of C'alviui'-m, and finally he
drew tip a petition to the faculty to be ex
excused from attendance upon prayers.
He came near to being expelled for this
MARRIAGE OF THE AUTHOR.
A Tribute to His Wife His Early Polit
ical Life Vote for Jeff Davis.
Butler tells how he won his wife, which
was in the good old way principally. To
her as a wife he pays the most touching
and noble tributes.. He says: "My wife,
with a devotion quite unparalleled, gave
me her support by accompanying me, tt
my earnest wish, in every expedition in
the war of the rebellion, and made for me
a home wherever I was stationed in com
mand. Returning home with me, after I
retired to civil and political life, Mrs. But
ler remained tbe same good adviser, edu
cating and guiding her children during
their young lives with such skill and suc
cess that neil uer of them ever did au act
which caused me serious sorrow or gave
me the least anxiety on their behalf. She
made my home and family as happy as we
Hi Fight for Ten nours.
After a pathetic reference to the death
of his best beloved son, Ben Israel Butler,
the general tells of his early political and
legal life in IiOwell, and the story of the
ten-hour agitation in that city. He had
spent his lxyhood with the working peo
ple, and his successful crusade against the
fourteeu-hour day then in vogue was the
outcome of his intimate knowledge of
their wants. At one time when ten-hour men
were candidates for the legislature this
placard was posted on a mill gate in Lowell:
Whoever employed by this corporation
votes the Ben Butler ten-hour ticket on
Monday next will le discharge."
Something of an Anarchist. '
Butler immediately called a public
meeting, and when he reached the hall he
round so m. ny people assembled that he
liad to tie rolled over the heads of the audi
ence to the platform. He made a power-
1 ul tuldress, the story of the dramatic con
dusionto which he tells himself: "And
t hen my voice rang out, as it can do on
eiccasions: 'You are stronger then they.
j-ou have your right arms and your
torches, aud by them we will blot out this
eccursed outragea. As God lives and I
live, by the living Jehovah, if one man is
t riven from his employment by these men
I ecause of his vote, I will lead you to
x take Lowell what it was twenty-fl ve
j ears ago a sheep pasture and a fishing
I lace; and I will commence by applying
the torch to my own house. Let them
come on; as we are not the aggressors we
s-'ek not this awful contest.' "
His Votes for Jen" Davis.
In one of the chapters of his book Butler
d 'fends his action in voting for Jeff Davis
in the famous convention at Charleston
in 18tK). He says: "1 voted for him
fi'ty-seven times in convention. Near
the beginning one of Douglas' friends came
across the hall to our delegation, and said:
'Who here is voting for Jeff Davis? A vote
for Douglass which will give him a mtjor
tcy is worth $25,000.' I sail to him: 'Sir,
It takes two of us here to rtrry a vote, as
you know. Here is my colleague in vot
ing, Mr. Chapin: he is worth a couple of
millions or more. Perhaps you can prevail
upon him, if you would like to try.' "
KfttlmAte of American Lawyers.
General Butler gives his opiuiou of the,
three greatest American lawyers, and he
places at the head the name of Jeremiah
Mason. Webster and Clioate he gives
next, and he tells this new story.. "Dan
iel Webster was once asked whom he con
sidered the greatest lawyer of the United
Slates. He answered: 'I should, of
course, say John Marshall; but if you
should take me by the throat and run n e
back into a corner and demand, " ' "Xcw,
Webster, upon your honor, who is the
greatest lawyer?" I should have to say
THE FIGHT FOR THE PENNANT.
Old Anse's Colts Vncomfortsbly Close to
the Giants The Late Score.
Chicago,' June 29. If the colts could
have won their game with Pittsburg Sat
urday they would have tied Xew York for
the first place in the League fight, but
they couldn't, and so they are still second.
It is a close second, however, there being
but four points between the clubs, while
with reference to Boston, which was but
three points behind Chicago on June 20,
the situation is greatly changed, tbe colts
having a lead now of forty-seven points.
As a result the Chicago base ball crank U
feeling better. He can almost see the cov
eted pennant flying over the Chicago
groands. The standing of the clubs is
New York.... 31
Sttili St. Louis
rl2i ! fcstin
'4 I liaitinmre
Cleveland . i:
I'hiladelphi a! 27
I'lWimliii-;. . .
iAmiKville. .. .
-M an .44
1 HI 4il
n . .:,
iiiincv - 141 ;
ttuniwa ii'4 is' 571
Kocktord.... -VJ2 .S4V
HH :V.4 Joliet I 2 .."-'!
Muni C lty
,fc 311.44 Cedar Rapids!! y7: 411
. te.:iv .Cj 1 Davenport . ...:1s 2H 41,3
. 131 i :W Aurora 11 27' .2s
Record on the Diamond.
The following scort-s were made by
League clubs Saturday: At Philadelphia
Philadelphia. 10; Brooklyn, 7. At New
York New York, 4: Bston, 8. At Cin
cinnati Cincinnati, 4: Cleveland, b. At
Chicago Chicago, 3; Pittsburg, 'a
Association (Saturday) At Boston
Boston, 5; Baltimore. 6. At Washington
Washington. 4; Athletic, 5. At Louis
ville Louisville, : Cincinnati, 5. At
St. Lcuis St. Louis, 12; Columbus, d.
(Sunday) At Louisville Cincinnati. 1;
Ixiuisville, 7. At St. Ixmis Columbus, 7:
St, Ixniis. lrt. At Rocky Point, R. 1
Western: (Saturday) at Denver Du
luth. 10; Denver, S. At Kansas "i'y Mir.
neapolis, 8; Kansas City, fl. At e;nah.
Milwaukee, 14: Omaha. S. Lincoln-Sioux
City game postponed wet prounds. (Sun
day) at Omaha Milwaukee. 7: Omaha. (.
At Denver Duluth, 9; D.-nver, l'. At Lin
coln (first gauiei Sioux City. 12: Lmcoin,
; (second game) Sioux City, .".; Lincoln. 4.
At Kansas Citv Minneapolis, ti: Kansas
Illinois-Iowa (S.itnrlay. ) At Duen
port Ottawa. 4: Davenport. 2 At Cedar
Rapids Cedar Hapids. 13: Joliet. 5. At
Quincy Rock ford. 4: x'n'nry, 3.. ounday)
At Quincy Rockford, 2: Quincy, 19.
Treated Like a Hnr.-.
New York, June 29. Buck Kwing, the
pet of the gi.iuts, has been troubled with a
stiff arm for some time, and the doctors
hail failed to relieve him. He concluded
to take the advice of a friend and try a
veterinary surgeon, receiving the same
treatment a horse receives, and which as a
rule cures the horse. This treatment is
the burning of the member with a couple
of hot irons down to the bone. Buck tried
it, stood it like a hero, and the effect wa
magical. It is believed he will be able to
play by July 4.
Fire at a Rase Hall Came.
Philapklphia, June 29. The base ball
game lietween the Mrocklyn and Phila
delphia clubs here Saturday was intei
rupted while the fourth inning was being
played by the grand stand taking fire. A
wild scene of confusion followed. Over
half of the spectators jumped into the
field. A number of men began tearing
away the boards, thus depriving the fire
of fuel upon which to feed.
THE FREAK OF TWO GIRLS.
They Climb Brewery Chimney 333 Feet
Hi(Ch at Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Wis., June 29. Two
young women, Hulda De Calira and
Anna Schroder, betwe-en 7 and 8 o'clock
Saturday evening climbed to the top cf
the new Pabst brewery chimney, the tall
est building in the city, and waved their
haudkerchiefs to a crowd below, who had
watched them perform their dangerous
and remarkable feat. Thechimuey is 223
feet high, and the entire ascent wss
made on ladders on the outside of the
chimney, there being a small lauding
every thirty feet, so that the ladders are
in an almost perpendicular position. To
add to the dangers of the situation a
strong wind r blowing at the time, but
the young women neither of whom was
over 20 years of age never once lost their
nerve. The descent was made in the same
The Rails Were Strong Magnets.
CHATTANtxiGA, June 29. While Dr. W.
S. Bogant was driving on the electric rail
way track, one of his horses began to rear
and plunge. Alighting to find out the
reason of this, the doctor discovered that
both shoes had been pulled from the horse's
hmd feet, and were sticking to the rails.
They were highly charged. The nails in
them had been straightened out and pulled
irom tne noot without injuring the horse.
A Great Factory Burned.
WILMIVGTOX, Del., June 2!). The South
Bide mills of the Diamond State Iron
company, covering about four acres of
ground.Jwere burned yesterday The loss
is estimated at Hou.ooo, partly" covered by
insurance on the machinery. The milis
gave employment to about 6,000 hands.
Horseshoes and railroad spikes were the
principal goods manufactured.
Mrs. Bones lescrts Prohibition.
Yaxkton. S. D., June 29. Mrs, Mar
ietta M. Bones, one of the well known
worn an's rights advocates of South Da
I kota, who has fought hard for prohibit ion,
j Saturday denounced the policy as a farce,
. and said she would work hert-aaer for
, high license.
c S NTIRE
We shall offer three numbers
as follows: 1 " I
19 cts. pair
25 cts- pair
35 cts pair
Three Times as
As any other similar
CLEMANN & SALZMA
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos. 124, 126 and 128 Sixteenth Street,
We have everything used by Artists.
and Picture Frames
. Have all been REDUCED.
Give us your patronuge
and you will be treated well.
ADAMS WALL PAPER CO.,
310, 312 and 314 Twentieth Street.
THE NEW FLAVOR.
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Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth 8L
nd Seventh Avenue,
AT. kinds of carpenter work e specialty.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street nd Fonrth sTenne,
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
This house kas Jnst bejn rentted tbroogbcot and Is now In A So. 1 conditio!. U la a tr
" W Pf day bouae and a desirable family hotel.
Ladies' Pure Silk Gloves.
"We will close the remainder
of Ladies' pure silk gloves, adver
tised at, 25 cts. at
Colors black, tans, slates.
LADIES'. SHIRT WAISTS.
New assortment just in, made
of various fabrics.
Rock Island. Illinois,
Large a Stock of
eerab'Uhment in the city.
m 1 ve&tt
: Rock IsUrk
Plant tail estimates for til kisds of bu!IdK J