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THE ABGUA TUESDAY. JULY 7 1891.
George Siemon of Onuba Is visiting
lere with friends. ,
Mrs. John Slroehle is visiting with
friends in Chicago.
William Hilden and wife are visiting
with trends in Keokuk.
John C. Kinney spent the Fourth with
friends in Kansas City.
Foreangh's advanced bugle brigade
enlivened the streets today.
Charles McIIugh returned yesterday
from a business trip to Chicago.
Mrs. J. C. Adams arrived home from
six weeks visit to Chicago yesterday.
William Ulllmeyer of Aurora is spend
ing a few days with bis parents in this
Found A ladies' shoulder cape. Own
er may find same at Fourln avenue drug
Clint Parkhurst, formerly of the Rock
Island press, was in town yesterday. He
is on bis way east.
FoundTwo dogs partly water spaniel.
Owner can have same by applying at the
W. II. El wards came down from Rock
ford arjd tpent the Fourth and Sunday
ia Hock Island.
Daniel Murphy, formerly of this city,
and now of St. Louis, is visiting here
Jacob Diebold, formerly a resident of
Jtock 11 tod. now of Ottumwa, is visiting
wi'h frionds here.
The C. R. I. & P. R. R. wi;l sell tick
ets to Minneapolis July ? to 9, at rate of
ose fare for round trip.
The races of Riverview Country club,
Mohne, have been postponed nntil Sat
or'lty nn account of bad weather.
O. J. Dimock, of Chicago, has sent bis
son in-law, A'drman J. C. Adams, the
present of a very handsome carriage.
OiCir Appelquist of Thomas' drug
store has returned from a pleasant
vacation which he spent d)wn the river
The Miosis Ki.lie, Fanny and Gertie
leuane, of Dus Moines, are visiting at
the residence of C. J. Lirkin on Eim
Secretary Donaldson. of the Home Loan
association is Issuing the cirtificates of
stock, and all the stockholders are re
quested to call and secure the same,
i The Chicago, Rock IslaDd & Pacific
will jive you choice of five routes to To
. ronto. Tickets on sale July 8 to 13. at
rate of one fare plus two dollars for
The Rnck Islacd County Iasiitute is
progressing nicely. Tomorrow evening
Henry Raab, state superintendent of
public instruction, will speak at the High
That was a tremendous downpour last
evening, flooding the street, washing out
the Twelfth street culvert, ana giving
ibose who attended the Iron moulders'
picnic at bylvaa Island a dousing they
will not soin forest.
LftuuJoe Wivill. the 10-year old son
of Jnme& Wiyill, was bound over in $100
bon is in the Circuit court bv Magistrate
Wiviil yesterday, to answer to the charge
of burclary, and in defaulting bonds was
sent to the county jtil.
D. T. Ribiason U moving his family
into his bouse on Twentieth street, H.
S. Wainer having leased a house south
of Seventh avenuo pending the comple
tion of bis own house now in course of
N-iWs was received here this morning
by L'-roy Law he ad of the death of his
brother's wife, Mrs. David E. Lawhead,
. which occurred at Denver on July 3 Mrs
Liwhsad'n maiden name was Mary L.
Scott, and hr home was formerly in
The roun i tr p tickets for the Broad
way excursion to Clinton are 60 cents.
Children under 12 half fare. Krell
h Math will have charge of the refresh
mcnts, and will serve coffee and sand
wiches, as well as ice cream, lemonade,
ctke. etc at a small cost. Besides the
I'lnces named yesterday, ticketi may be
had at Stewart & Montgomery's.
Electric car 88 ran into one of Mc
Kown's ice wagons at Twenty-fourih
street and Fifth avenue this mrrnins; and
smashed it into tooth picks, the drivir.
Will Smith, barely escaping with his life.
The accident was due to carelessness on
tliH Dnrt of the motormao, Henry Sram
btck. in not ringing bin gong.
Tne two lines of the Davenport & Rock
Itiana street rtanway company; aid a
siandronie business on the Fourth, and
there was no rush to warrant it. It was
imply a steady travel all day. Over 8,-
(VH people were handled and no fuss
ovule about it either. The system is a
aredir. to the city and everybody should
V trud of it and encourage it.
Tne first rart of the descent was quick
Used in Millions of Homes
enough to cause some of the lady specta
tors to scream, but as the rush through
the air expanded the parncbu e it seemed
to pause in mid-air. This was only mos
mentary, however, and as the law of
gravitation began to assert itself the dis
tance between th professor and the earth
visibly lessened. Sn Francisco C-ron.
icle, January SI. 187. At the Watch
Tower at 4:30 p. m. Sonday, July 12.
The Union celebrated the Fourth by
getting out a double illustrated boom
edition, which was designed, prepared
and published by W. II. Conant and
Fred Rinck, city editor and business
manager, respectively. Tne pub'.icition
was as much of a credit to those under
whose direction it was issued, as it was a
refreshing no yelty in the public spirited
utterances in advancing of such projects
as the paid fire department, union depot,
street railway improvements, court
While Ed. De Rue was unhitching one
of the horses hitched to one of the City
Bakery wagons yesterday, one of them
took fright and ran out through the alley
in the rear of the bakery dragging the
wagon with it. The borse fell in the
street near Applequist's saloon and ran a
pitce of the broken tongue into its bind
led severing an artery from which the
blood flowed copiously. The fljw of
blood was soon stopped, however, and it
is thought no serious ir jury will result.
The wagon was also pretty badly damsg
airs. Cobb's Will
The will of the late Sarah B. Cobb was
probated in the comnty couit this morn
ing. It was dated June 5, 1S91, and was
witnessed by H. Kohler and Henry Hub
bard. It names Phil Mitchell as sole
executor, and after dividing her furniture,
plate and jewelry among he brothers and
sisters, she bequeaths to the trustees of
the Central Prtsbyterian church her late
residence and the south 60 feet of the lot
to be used as a parsonage. The balance
of the estate is to be held in trust by the
executor, out of which $100 is to be paid
each year to each of her surviving brothers
.vA sisters and to the Womens Relief
society for the deserving poor, and at the
death of the last of the relatives men
tioned, the estate shall be converted into
cash und divided equally among their
DIED BY ELECTRICITY.
Four Xew York Criminals
cuted This Mormnjr.
Trying; scenes ia Ming; Mm Pentten
nary The Hen Die Quietly
on i'irftt Application ot
Sing Sing, N. i. July 7. Slocum,
Smiler, Wood and Jugiro died by elec
tricity this morning. The executions ocs
curred in the order namid, the first at
4:43 and the last at 6:05. All four men
died quietly, being "killed on the first sp
plication. The scene was very trying to
witnesses. One jaror fainted.
A Thoughtful Friend.
"My, that's a r retty girl," said one of
the travelers, throwing himself half out
of the -window to see her.
. "For heaven's sake pull in your head:"
shonted his companion.
'What's the matter?" was the terrified
'Why," suiting the action to the word,
"I want that window to look at her my
self." Philadelphia Times.
Coldnexa Accounted For.
"Did you notice what a coolness your
joke produced at the Bilkinses last
night?' said Snifkips, to Smallson this
morning. "It seemed to have the effect
of a refrigerator"
"Thanks for your compliments, Snif
kins; I thought it a nice jest." Lewiston
Heavy Tragedian (to manager of barn
storming combination) And is this mis
erable pittance all I'm to get to sustain
"Oh, no. From time to time you may
keep the fruit and eggs that will be
thrown at vou." Fliegende Blatter.
Dissolution Ho lice.
The co partnership heretofore axislins
between Fred Kann & G. Otto Hucfe-
Rttedt, under the name and style of Knn
& Huckstaedt has this day been dissolved
by muiuhl consent. The business will be
continued by Otto Huckstaedt to whom
all accounts due said firm are payable
and who will pay all debts owing by said
Rjck Island, 111.. Julv 2. 1991.
G. O Huckstaedt.
A handsome complexion ia one of the
greatest charms a woman can possass.
Pozzoni s Complexion powder gives it.
ine soit glow or tne tea rose is ac
quired by ladies who use Pozzoni's Com
40 Years the Standard.
THE DEATH VIGIL.
Investment of Sing Sing Prison
OrFICL4L3 REFUSE TO CAPITULATE,
And are as Silent n to the Time of Execu
tion as the Warts Themselves Tab
Kept on Kvery MoTement by the Vigi
lant Prefs Men AH the Witnesses fro
the Trag dy on Hand Also Wood's At
torney With a w Legal Objection A
Cypher Telegram Received,
SlSG SlXG, X. Y., July 7 It was a
weary vigil the reportor9 o.utside the pris
on here kep- all day yesterday and last
night, and tbey racked their brains put
ting this anl that together in order to tel
egraph an a x-urate story to their papers,
in spite of t ie faet that they knew abso
lutely nothing of what was going on in
the prison, hnd the officials positively re-
iusea to give out any information, except
a little as to how the condemned men ate.
slept and liore themselves. The latter Xo Writ In the Case of Wood,
knew as little as the reporters as to when Syracuse, X. Y., July 7. Judge Wal
they would be called upon to meet the lace, of the United States circuit court,
penalty of their crimes. In fact Warden 1 said Sunday that no one had applied to
Brown gave one thing out last night, and ' him for a writ of habeas corpus in the
that was that there was not a living soul
knew when ihe execution would take place
except hims If.
Reporters Must Be Kept Away.
The warden arrived home vesterdav
about 8 a. m., and was immediately be
sieged by the reporters, but he was equal
to the attack. The first thine be did was
to issue an order to the guard to keep
every one away from the office and the
walk in front of it. "1'vegot to keepojou
people away now," ne saw. -i ve treated
you as eorditlly as I knew how, and given
you every liity possible, but today I
must have tiy house to myself. I have a
big job ahead of me and I
must have a
chance to res:. If I have anything official
a stay or ar ything like tha I will come
out andgive it to you."
How They Keep Their Watch.
The newspt per men, those detailed to
that duty, sai around on the grass outside
of the "dead line" all day. When any one
was s?en approaching the prison gate there
was a rush, a id he was surrounded and
pumped; but the pumps wouldn't 'draw;"
each visiter h 1 been forewarned to say
nothing, and he obeyed his ins; ructions to
the letter. Among the arrivals toward
the close of tLe day were Drs. S. B. Ward,
F. B. Townxe id, of Alhany, and also Drs.
Daniels and touthwick, of Buffalo, who
were suppose.: to.ba on the jury which will
watch the exe jufion.
The Vieiv Through a Window.
When tbe prisonguarcl was changed at 6
o'clock last evening the prison wore a
very business like appearance. The armed
guard patrolh'd the front of the prison
grounds, and kept, all travelers in the
roadway where tbey were. Iu the prison
oflice and the warden's office and private
parlor could b seen the witnesses who had
arrived during the day and had taken up
their quarters with the warden. The war- l
left the house to the dispol of the wit-
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miirh of.KAnui tr.a 1 f n v. f?t-V..
- a . . AL w ' - i
v. i ccuuu niiu u ninmuv, uu nave
preparing Smiley ind Slocum for death,
went into the prison dressed in priestly
garb. At 10 p. m. all the witnesses bad
The Warden Talks a Little.
One thing the reporters have been watch
ing for the arrival of was the death war
rant. Every man who has reached here
for the past twenty-four honrs has bwn
questioned on t hat point. And the follow
ing talk with .Warden Brown at midnight
shows how cioscly all the secrets of the ex
ecution have liecn kept. Said be: "The
death warrants cane here at the time the
men were last re-sentenced let me see
that was June I think. I have had them
iu my safe ever since." Tbe warJen said
that most of tiie witnesses were asleep.
"TLey are like you, he said. "They woold
like to know when this thing is jjoing to!
take place; bar, they do not know any!
more about it t ban you do. There is no
one knows when it is going to occur but
HABEAS CORPUS FOR WOOD.
The Prisoner's Attorney Arrives and In
terviews the Warden.
R. J. Haire, attorney for Wood, and ;
George A. Hooper, attorney for Slocum, '
arrived at Sin Sing at 13:50 and drove .
immediately to T.bc prison. Mr. Haire had '
in his pocket a fortified eopy of tbe peti- 1
tion for habeas corpus filed by him with
with him. The guards stopped the two
attorneys at the terrace until Head Keeper
Connaughton Rime forward and gave Mr.
Haire permission to- enter and interview
the warden. An 1:30 Haire came out of
the warden's o Tice accompanied by the
warden's son. He borrowed a carriage,
promising to retarn tn five minutes, and
after a myseric us conference with the
driver was carrit d away in the direction
of the village. He refused to say anything
about his interview with the warden.
Haire Went After an Autlkority.
Lawyer Haire returned at 2:25, bringing
with him a copy of Wallace's reports con
taining the decision on which he bases the
claim that the filrngof his petition acts as a
stay in Wood's cise. At 303 aj m. he came
out of the prison. He said he had a long
interview with the warden, the result of
which he did not know. Asked if be had
any hopes of Wjod's repaieve be said he
did not know whit to expect. At 3:30 a. m.
the warden was lying down in his office.
He refused to be seen or make any state
ment about the Wood case.
HAIRE THREATENS A JUDGE.
The Herculean Efforts to Save a Criminal
From H is Deserts.
Xkw York, July 7. II. J. Haire, the
lawyer who has lieen endeavoring to se
cure the stay for .Joseph Wood, one of the
murderers await ug electrothanasia at
Sing Sim;, left this city for Sing Sing on
the 10: tO p. m. train last night, armed with
a cerliiied eopy of Wood's petition for ser
vice ou Warden Brown. llr. Haire said
that he had seen J- ttitfe Laconibe at Athens
and that gentlem m had said that if be
would secure the s jal of a notary or United
States commissioi er, he would sign an
order denying the writr of habeas corpus
so as to allow in appeal. The judge
promised to send t he necessary papers to
the clerk's offloe K this city yesterday af
ternoon but tbey lid not arrive until 9.50
Haire's Name Not on tbe List.
Deputy Clerk Bogers informed Mr.
Haire of their arrival, but said Judge La
combe sent instructions not to do anything
with them nntil it was ntrtaind if Mr
Claire was an attorney of- the court enti
tled to practice. If his name was not on
! the roll The judste's instructions were to
erase bis name from the papers where he
bad signed it. Mr. Rogers said be could
not find M. Haires name, so he erased
the signature of the inatoe. Mr. Haire,
! however, secured a certified copy of the
pennon, ana ne men startea lor tne tram,
Faying that the fact of the application
having been filed in tbe circuit court, and
he being furnished with a certified copy,
was equivalent to a stay. He said he
would have Judge Lacombe impeached if
Wood was executed before he had time to
serve the papers on Warden Brown.
Now What Does "Fluid" Mean?
3:45 a. m. It H learned that a promi
nent physician of Brooklyn has just re
ceived a telegram from Warden Brown
saying that if he reaches Sing Sing with
"fluid" at 7 o'clock this morning he will be
in time. It is asserted in connection with
this that the physician is the only invited
witness who did not reach the prison last
night, and that the execution will be de
layed until be arrives. Ihe word "fluid
J isundoubtedly a cipher word, the signifi-
cance of which is known only to the war
den and witness es.
case of the murderers who are to be exe-
cuted in Sing Sing some time this week,
I He said that he believed that any lawyer
Trb0 secured another delay in any of these
. cases would be disbarred, as the questions
involved have all been passed upon by the
courts, and there is no good grot nd lett
upon which an application for a writ can
DREW ASKED TO RESIGN.
Bad Error He Made in Connection
with the Keystone Rank.
Washington, July 7. Correspondence
showing the extent of Bank Kxaminer
' Drew's fault has been made public. June
24 Comptroller Lacy wrote Drew inquiring
why in his report of January 24 last, re
lating to the condition of the Keystone
national bank at Philad l;hia, an item of
indebtedness of the bank of .r44.0Si.4i was
omitted, said item having been included
in a leport made some time later.
Mistake Made Inadvertently.
In reply Drew admits that the omission
was an error, and says that he was con
founded upon learning that he had made
such a mistake, which he says was entirely-
an accident, as it was written down
plainly in the memoranda from which he
! wrote the report. Although that report
I was, as stated therein, informal and in
complete, still he admits that the omission
complained of should not have occurred,
and he deeply regrets the occurrence.
Sorry, But Drew Mur.t .
July 6 Comptroller Lncey acknowledged
the receipt of tle above, and says that the
secretary of the treasury has given it very
full and complete cotxHleratJon. as a Result
of which it has been concluded that such
an important omission, after two weeks'
investigation of a bank's affairs, is incon
sistent with the confidence which must
necessarily te reposed in bank exnminers.
j Me then-fore asks Drews
while assuring him of
ins sincere re
gret that such an occurrence should render
l necessary the severing of
J ' .. ,-.ut K
oJatmus with tbe bureau.
CONVENTION OF BOOMERS.
They Propose to Take Possession mt the
Cherokee strip. Law or No Law.
Akkaxsas-Citv, Kan., July 7. The prep
arations are now completed for a gigantic
convention of homeseekers in this city
next SatHrday. Tl? presence of over 100,-
000 cattle on the Cherokee strip has aroused
the people, and they fi-el that if they are
ever to get homes in that land they must
now act. lite lion. B. H. Clover. Hon
Jerry Simpson, Senator l'felTer, Hon
t haries Mansirr, Hon. P. P. Klder, Hon.
J . m. Springes. Chief Alayes, and other
! prominent nn-n have promised to be pres-
eu ana make aiblresscK.
Will Open Hie Territory by Force.
The promoters of the meeting savthat
the people have waited for vears for a
home in this great domain of idle land,
hixi iney nave determined to wait no
longer. Tbey say the country must be
opened at once or they will open it by
force. ATexas long-horn cow has long
enough been considered better than a poor
man waiting for a home. All railroads
have granted reduced rates for the occa
sion, and it is expected that 10,000 people
Will attend the meeting.
An Infankous Traffic I'neartlied.
Loxpox, July ; The investigation into
the kidnapping of Russian women from
places near the Turkish Asiatic frontier,
has, ft is said, pointed clearly to complic
ity on tbe part of the Russian authorities.
who have lieen driving a lucrative traffic
in aiding Turkish slave traders to abduct
females from Russia for sale to Turkish
harems. As the investigation, if pursued,
would strike persons high in public favor,
and valued for their services in other re
spects, it is understood that the inquiry
will end in a warning to local officials that
the kidnapping must be discontinued un
der peril of future punishment.
Blair Not Drawing a tSalarv.
Washis&ton, Jury 7. Acting Secretary
of State Wharton yesterday declined to
talk about the formal declination of the
Chinese government to receive e-Senator
lilair as Lnited States minister to that
country. He said, however.that he would
like to have it known that Mr. Blair has
drawn but one month's salarj, which the
law allows, since his appointment, and he
is not, as erroneously reported, drawing a
salary as minister to China.
Tbe Barbed W ire Trust.
St. Louis, July 7. An evening paper is
authority for the statement that the entire
barbed wire interests of the country has
merged into a trust to be known as the
Columbia Patent company. John W
Gates, of this city, is to be the chairman of
wctuxnuve committee, anu will nave
charge of the output of all the wire mills.
He has left this city for Chicago, where he
will conduct the affairs of tbe trust.
Editor Ilublee ifume Again.
3J.1LWAUKFE, July 7. Horace Rublee,
editor of The Smtinel, arrived Sunday
night from a six menths tour in Europe
and confuted the story of his opponents
to the effect that he ha.1 retired from The
Sentinel by resuming his desk yesterday.
The aged editor is looking well and feeling
Lightning Burns an Elevator.
New Rockford, S. D., July 7. During
the thunderstorm here yesterday light
ning struck J. W. Richter's elevator of
30,0(0 bushels of wheat, at Cheyenne, and
h burned to the ground. Xo insurance.
We shall offer three numbers
Lot 1 19 cts. pair '
Lot 2 25 cts. pair
Lot 3 35 cts pair
CLEMANN & SALZMANN
ARK NOW SHOWING
Three Times as
As any other similar
CLEMANN & SALZMANN
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos 124, 126 and 12S Sixteenth Street,
We have everything used by Artists.
and Picture Frames
Have all been REDUCED.
Give us your patronage
and you will be treated well.
ADAMS WALL PAPER CO.,
310, 312 and 314 Twentieth Street.
B. F. DeGEAE,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St ' . " T ' 1 T1J
und Seventh Avenue, 5 rVOCK ISlanCl.
WrAll kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimates for all kinds of bnijdines
rurnisnea on application.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Comer Twenty-third street and Fourth arenne.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
This boas has Jnst been reBtted throughout andis bow 1b A Ko. 1 condiUon. It Is flrst-els
$1.00 per d a j boose and a desirable t amir botel.
Ladies' Pure Silk Gloves.
"We will close the remains
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A.: a etc -1- .
Liseu a. i. su cts. at ,
Colors black, tans, slates.
LADLES' SHIRT WAISTS.
New assortment just in, made
oi various iaoncs.
Large a Stock of
establishment in the city.
IS A FLAVOR
THAT IS A FAVORITE
IT ill vnni rmtiiTiitip
F.OCK ISLASD, ILL.