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THE ABGUa THUKSDAY. JULY 9, 1891.
2)i at Spring Cove tonight.
White lawn tennis gloves a'. Bennett's.
J-TmbKdsod, of Cable, was in the city
Tbe celebrated white drivinc; gloves at
SntTt-y Rinds!!, of Port Byron, was in
Attead the dance at Spring Cove to
Vy,'ft slide this evening.
Thtie la a new daughter in the home of
Sr. Mrs. M. M. Briges.
Sir. and Mrs. Leander Fuller have a
'JO-vonnd boy in their home.
Miss Mollie McEniry. of Osborn, is
wsitins with friends in the city.
Tbe Misses Lou and Grace Hollister,
J Cot spent the day in the city.
For sewing machines call at Bennett's
3jve store. We keep the five leaders.
H. J. Lowrey, of Chicago, is looking
artw business interests in Rock Island.
Lost A green parrot with white head
jfeturn to Bijou cigar store and receive
George Schneider and wife returned
Stmd their extended eastern trip last
Peter Bloom and wife, of Des Moines,
ace at tbe Rock Island house on their
wav to Chicago.
The Rock Island Citizens' Improve
at association holds its regular month
ly aaeetinc this evening.
lire WiiNam Stewart and children left
Zfcjt earning for Menomimee, Wis., to
apetstl the heated season.
Kjs. C. C. Carter and child have pone
J? an tucket to spend the summer. Tbe
rirjetor joins them in August.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Sudlow and Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Ferguson left last eve--zg
for a tour in Colorado.
Ir. W. II. Ludewig will not be in his
ce tomorrow forenoon on account of
tpcrition for cancer of the stomach.
The Chicago base ball club has made a
Hi Ivr "SictA, Davenport'd star pitcher,
ul 2 co! mI liut accounts had refused to
Frof. Biehl's band gave a number of
f4Jit.'btfii serenades in the city this morn
g, The Argus being favored among
The third subscription concert of Prof.
Otto's military band will be given at
jSober'a Elm street concert garden this
A new G-ig bearing 44 stars and which
x ike first of iu kind receiyed in this vi
erarty, now floats from St. Joseph's
The family of TardmaslerR. C. Justin,
I the C, R. I. & P., have arrived from
31. Joseph, Mo., and will make this their
Tbe next Spenrer square concert will
gi7ea tomorrow evening by Bleuer's
tend. Thereafter the coneerta will occur
Hrs.E. W. Hurst, Mrs. S. B. Edson
atnd Hpi Agatha Edson leave next Tues
y lor Saratoga and Newport and other
.TujDmer resorts in the east.
There will be a meeting of the citizens
f South Rock Island in school district
2So. 2 at the town hall tomorrow eve.
a'mg to consider the feasibility of build
in a new school house.
One of the night switchmen in the
TVoria yards was discharged yesterday
and two other switchmen, friends of the
ae discharged, said if be was not re-in
Hntetl they would also quit, which they
dii and their places were filled by other
sen and no further trouble is expected.
A special train of nine coaches bearing
tte grocers of Galesburg and their fami
nes arrived in the city at 9;30 o'clock
tabis morning who remained in this city
atil noon, visiting the Arsenal, Watch
Tower and other places of interest, and
rl S o'clock left for Burlington on the
sreazcer Josephine. In the meantime
At train returns to Burlington and will
tsisTT? them back to Galesburg.
A3aD Forepaugh shows which arc in
Ufcti Island next Tuesday offer for tbe
awoa 2891 many distinct novelties never
rjrweBted before under canvass, notably
fci 2- D. Boone and Millie Carlotta,
trniripr"; the Uanlon-Voltcrs, world
jkwicds aeriali.sts, and the famous English
9us-hnn:, besides hundreds of others
ytr before presented to tbe American
A jetret marriage occurred a few days
ij the parlies interested being well
nwn in Rock Island . It is stated that
3D w Zmma Iluntoon, of Rock Island, has
torn had & particular liking for her
oii, F. C. Iluntoon, a young man en
Sagtd in business in Des Moines. He
eaaat t Davenport several days ago and
at aee admonished his fair cousin in
Hnl Island to get ready to go with him
Moines. She did so. They gave
54e id folks the slip, came to Davenport,
TfA, uarried and left at once for Des
JSoiwft Davenport Democrat.
Used in Millions of Homes
THE FEDERAL BUILDING.
E. T. Avery Inspects the Various
The Dtcrt to ke l)rn' Thin Vrar and
I'ltm Adon'rt Hrertiwsi to be
l0 ' XrXI HeMOD .
E. T. Avery, til the treasary depart
ment, Washington, arrived from Bloom
ington yesterday afteraoon and at once
called on Postmaster Wells at the post
office. It is his dutv to locate the $75,
000 government building in Rock Island
in accordance with the act and appro
priation of the last congress Mr. Avery
has been selecting sites for public build
ings for two years and has located them
at Omaha and Kansas City as well as at
omer oi ine larger cities oesTus cumer-j
oub smaller cities. He has been kept
pretty busy in Rick Llmd today in
specting the various sites proposed, and
submitting to the earnest arguments on
behalf of each. Tnis morning tbe site3
offered were visited by Mr. Avery in person
Third avenue and Nineteenth, northwest cor
ner. Third avenne and Eighteenth, southeast corner.
Fifth avenue and Seventeenth, northeast coruer.
Fifth avenue and Eighteenth, northwest corner.
Hfih avenne and Twentieth, uurtbeast corner.
Fifth avenue and Twenty-third, southe.st cor
Fonrth avenue and Eighteenth, southwest cor
ner. Third avenue and Eighteenthnorthwest orner.
Second avenue and Sixteenth, southwest corner.
The sites, with one exception, may each
be had for $10,000, the amount stipula
ted in the appropiiation to be expended
for ground. The exceptional site will
cost the government $15,000.
When seen by an Akgcs representas
tive at the Harper, Mr. Avery stated that
he had not yet made up his mind as to
which site he would select, but would
probably do so before leaving and send
bis recommendations to Washington,
from which sonrce it would first be made
known. It wa3 plain to be seen, how
ever, that Mr. Avery had been particu
larly impressed with some one particular
loca'ity, but, of course, it was impossible
to learn which.
"The property will be bought this
year. "he said, "and the plans drawn to suit
it. The government has no stereotyped
style of public building now, and it will
be designed especially for the locality.
The building will be of limestone. All
tbe preliminaries will be completed this
year and the contract let so the work can
be commenced next spring and ccm
pleted that year. This will be provided
Mr. Avery goes from Rock Island to
Rockford and thence to Ricine on a sim
The entanglement that has grown over
the location of the building ia Daven
port has required am entire commission
to settle it, and it is now in session there.
It is composed of Col. W. P. Hepburn,
formerly Iowa's congressman from tbe
Eighth district, his home being at Clar
inda: Hon. Jeremiah Rowell, member of
congress from Illinois, and a re3idcnt of
Bloomington; Hon. C. Wood, of Em
poria, Kan., and Charles Beaumont
Hepburn, the son of Col. Hepburn, ac
companies tbe commission as its secretary .
Hillsdale, July 8. Prospects for
a large yield of all kinds of small grain
William N. Johnson continues to grow
weaker. But little hopes are entertained
of any favorable change in his condi
tion. The musical sociable at H. Liphardi's
last Friday night was a very enjoyable
affair. About 20 couple were present.
Robert Hill is the father of a bouncing
August Timler will have a large barn
built soon as the work of Mr. Burton and
Cunrocd is cempleted.
About two months ago Julius Smith
married a woman from Chicago, and one
week ago last Sunday she returned to her
home in Chicago, having grown tired of
his abuse and moroseness. He refused
to eat tbe food prepared by her. nor
would he speak to ber for several weeks
past. This is tbe second occasion of a
similar occurrance. His former wife left
him about two years ago.
Last Thursday night the store of Fen
der & Nundle was entered and quite a
quantity of cartridges, and two
pairs of ladies' shoes were stolen.
The party or parties enter-d
through the offlca window, after breaking
a pane of glass. The Sunday night
previous the same place was entered aud
a quantity of canned goods were taken.
The entrance on this oceasion was made
by prying a side door open. At lenst
one of the parties are known, but being
a boy of tender years, the firm doesn't de sire
to prosecute. However, if an adjust
ment is not made and reparation made
for the goods takea, he will doubtless
have an opportunity to serve a term at
the reform school. Several houses wre
entered during the exercises children's
day, one week ago Sunday, supposed by
the same young people.
The finest and sweetest line of French
candies just received at Krell & Math's.
40 Years the Standard.
VIEWS OF TRADERS
What Is Thought of the Alii
ance Wheat Corner.
TALKS WITH CHICAGO GPERATOBS.
A General Opinion Thnt the Contractor
Is Too Big for the Contract Too Many
Men of Too Many Minds in It for Sac
cess Not Mah Inclination to Guess
at the K fleet on the Market of the
Proposed Combine A St. Louis Man's
Opinions ami Strtement.
Chicago, July 9. The circular of the
Farmere' Alliance, which was noted in
these dispatches yesterday, was read by
every member f the board of trade. While
it plainly for;told a movement by the
farmers to bold their wheat until they got
the price the? desired, it had little effect
on the market. Men yelled as they had
yelled before; the tickers whirred the same
old whirr in down-town offices, and spec
ulators went iiand out of the board of
trade building without betraying any
mental uneasiness. When trading stopped
at 1:30 o'clock the fellows who lounged
about the pits didn't show any concern
about the 6,000, X)0 men who were said to
be ready to store theis grain in cyclone
cellars, elevatoi s, and barns.
Thinks Wheat Mast Co Higher.
Colonel J. W. Conley, of Schwartz,
Dupee & McCormick, thought the scheme
of the farmers cf too great a magnitude to
permit unity of action. ''I am with the
farmers so far as the price of wheat is con
cerned," said the tall colonel, "for it is my
opinion that the cereal must go higher.
The crop in Europe is short, and there is
no reasem why the price of wheat should
not take an upward turn, no matter what
tbe crop may be in this country." "Colonel
Conley did not however, think much of
the proposed f-tbeme of 'the farmers to
hive their wheat for a price set by them
selves, lie thought it impossible for so
large a body of men to hang together on
itllciilt to Anticipate Its Effect.
A. W. Allen, of tbe firm of S. V. White
& Co., whose ofiees are in the Brother
Jonathan building, on Sherman street,
took a different view of,the situation. '-It
is the policy of the farmer to keep his
grain until the last moment," he said,
'and if it be true that the farmers
thronphont the country contemplate
hoarding their .v. heat, as an alliance or an
association, until they get the price set by
themselves, it would be difficult to antic
ipate the effect 0:1 the market. I think it
probahle. however, t hat if the farmers of
the country wert satisfied that leaders of
the Alliance wen- back of them they would
make an effort tc hang together."
Willing to Ret Against the Move.
Mr. Baldwin, the senior memlter of the
firm of Baldwin Farnum, in the board
of trade building, laughed at the idea of
0,00O,WO men holiiing together in any com
pact. Three men once tried to do some
thing of the nat ure contemplated by the
Alliance and they failed so dismally that
Mr. Baldwin whs willing to bet good scarf
pins against clam shells that such an un
wieldly organization as was now talking
about cornering v heat would goto smash,
as did Robert Lindblom's St. Louis har
angue when he "i.rged the bofs to stand
by their.gnns and boost wheat to a
peck. Mr.. Baldwin admitted that he was
at the bend of a bear house from Bitter
creek, where the water was bitter all year
Believes the Keport n "Fake."
Francis 8. Kem ett, of Kennett, Hop
kins fc Co.,. did l ot iH-H.'ve in the authen
ticity of the ropor:. lie laughed and said
the story was all bosh. He said, in fact,
that the circular was a Ucax, and that the
Farmers' Alliance did not contemplate
such a coup d'etat. But admitting thnt
the great organization was in earnest in
the movement. -Vr. Keiiuett thought it a
well established f;.ct in history that when
a body of men of the magnitude of the
Farmers' Alliance sought to accomplish
some end it invari ibly went to smash, be
cause of its unwiuidly proportions and the
ever present element of strife.
Hit Heard of Another Scheme.
E. G. Logan, of 1 he firm of Logan & Co ,
was not prepared lo discredit the authen
ticity of the circular. "I don't doubt if
the Alliance intci ds to make this fight,"
he said, "that it w.ll have its effect on the
market. I have heard, however, that the
author of the circular is an old board of
trade man. Tlieri was a western state
senator in myoflic e today, who did not
seem much sorpri-sed about the publica
tion of the circular. He said, however,
that the Alliance .contemplated a still
greater scheme, an 1 that was the establish
ment of a fund of many millions of dol
lars, which was to be used in tiding farmers
over financial troubles, in order to
enable them to hold their crops until they
were able to sell "hem nt a price set by
themselves. I havi; not had time to read
the circular, but it is my opinion that the
weakness of tbe j roposed scheme of the
Alliance lies in ihe magnitude of the
organization. It seems scarcely probable
that tf.OUO.yOJ of iii'jn could hang together
on any proposition involving money and
the products of the farm."
Too llig To He Successful.
Most of the he ivy operators on the
board of trade are .:ither in Europe or at
summer resorts in 1 his country, but it was
tle general opinion of those who are left
behind that the Alliance could not push
any such stupendous scheme to a success
ful end. There are bulls who think the
price of wheat should take a flight because
of a shortage in he crop in Europe if
for nothing else, bi t they are ready to
give the Alliance t ie credit for the jump
so long as it jumps. That is all they are
looking for, circular or no circular. The
hears, on the other hand, think that there
is about as much hance.of the Alliance
cornering wheat as t here is of a man walk
iug successfully through the stamp de
partment window o: the postoflice.
KANSAS AND GEORGIA WIUL TRY.
One to Hold Grain and Hie Other Cotton
to Test the I'lan.
ST. Louis, July 9. Referring to the cir
cnlar purporting tc come from Alliance
sources as to t he -ttorin of wheat and
other farm products to -sliorten" tbe mar
ket,. President J. 1 IlHies, of the National
Business Agents' a isolation of tkeA!ii
aticc. said yesterday that the national offi
cers had giveu some attention to the mat
ter. Air. Dines s lid that he did: not
Le ijve that the movement would
be general. As the matter
8:nn is now tests aeto be made in two
states Kansas nd Georgia. Iuasectiou
Of the former grain will be stored, while
the farmers of Georgia will hold bock cot
ton. This movement will have the cordial
support of the united Alliance,4tnd the
result will be watched with interest by
the, farmers everywhere throughout the
WHIPPED THE WRONG YATTAN.
A Mistake That was a lucky Thing for
the Man Whipped.
Rctlavd, Tt., July 0, Scott Yattan, of
Vergennes, combined a horsewhipping, a
lawsuit aud a wedding in his chapter of
experiences for one week. It all came
about in this way: Farmer George 'Wil
son left his farm for town the other day
and took his l-i-ye&r-old daughter with
him to hold the horses while he traded in
town. In his absence she left the team
and went strolling with a youth named
Yattan. When her father returned and
discovered her absence he pursued the
pair, armed with a hosewhip.
Bather Costly Amusement.
Overtaking the daughter alone he ap
plied the whip vigorously, and then set
out to ffnd Yattan, To him Yatrns were
Yattans and nothing more, and coming
upon a man who responded to that name,
the whip's aid came in play. The victim
was Scott Yattan, and the wrong Yattan.
His mistake was explained to Farmer Wil
son, who paid f sO for the information in
court, and also f 12 for whipping his daugh
ter. With the $40 Scott Yattan got mar
ried, and has $1& left with which to keep
GOING BACK TO FIRST PRINCIPLES.
Settlers Adopt a Scheme Against Rail
ways That Beats Legislation.
Sax Fraxcisco, July 9. The settlers in
the Mussel Slough country in Tulare coun
ty, the richest part of the great San Joa
quin valley propose to begin next week haul
ing wheat and dried fruit by mule teams
to San Francisco, instead of patronizing
the railroad. The freight rate from Han
ford, Tulare county, to San Francisco is
fl.01 per 100 pounds, almost as much as to
Chicago, and the service is very slow.
Farmers Jiare therefore determined to re
turn to original methods. With eight to
twelve mules one-man can carry in two
wagons from six to eight tons and make
the trip of 200 miles in one week. On the
return trip he can carry general merchan
dise. Can Be Short" Just Like a Man.
Leaaexwoetii, Kan., July 9. Telegraph
circles in this city are considerably stirred
up over the summary removal of Mrs. L.
M. Harker, who has managed the office of
the company at this place for the last six
years. Her removal was made by Assis
tant Superintendantllor.ton.whohas been
here several days investigating, during
which many irregularities have been dis
covered, it is said. A shortage of ecvorol
hundred dollars in the company's faada
Lias been found. t is alleged, and the boots
are said to show that, "straw" messen
ger names were carried on the psy rolls.
The pay rolls also show that operators
were reported as receiving from So to $lo a
mouth more salary thau was actually paid
Arabia on the Tnint of Kevolt.
Loxnox, July 9. The latest advices
from Constantinople represeu t that the
sultan is in a fair way to lose all of .Ara
bia. The Wahabees, who had been dor
mant for a nutnler of years, have joined
the insurgents and threaten to drive tlie
Turks into the sea. The Wahabees are
fanatical fighters, and neither ask nor
give quarter. They have a lung score of
wrongs to avenge upon the Turks, and
could find no better opportunity than the
present. The sultan's advisers appreciate
the gravity of the situatiou, but are para
lyzed through 'want of money needed to
equip an effective army.
Uobe-Girdler Train Behind Time.
New Yoke, July V. Tre steamship
Majestic reached quarantine at 11 o'clock
yesterday morning. Among her passen
gers was George Francis Train, who is
completing his circuuof the globe in a
race against time. Mr. Train hoped to
conrplete his trip around the world in
fifty-five days, but this is not possible as
he has already been on his journey fifty
seven days and still has S,(HK) miles to go.
He left the tJrand Central station for Pu
get sound at 0 o'clock last evening.
M'ants Vnclo Sum to Interfere.
Sax Fhaxcisco. July 9. Nan pie,
chief of Ponape, in the Caroline isl
ands, arrived here Tuesday from Hon
olulu on the steamship Australia.
It is said that he comes to appeal
to President Harrison in behalf of his peo
ple, who have been subjected to great bru
talities by the Spanish soldiery. Strong
letrers, it is understood, have been sent-to
Washington urging the government to
dispatch a man of war to Ponape to pro
tect the property of. Americans.
SuicUUul in His Sweetheart's Presence.
New York, July 9. The flat-house U37
West Fifty-ninth street, rear the Central
park plaza, was the scene of a sensational
suicide Friday night. Sydney Shire,
years old, blew his brains out in the pres
ence of a young woman to whom, it is
said, he was engaged to be married. He
died instantly. The suicide was the son of
a member of the firm of Miller, Shire &
Co., shirt manufacturers, nt 6 and 10
Great Jones street.
Violated the Interstate Law.
St-. Paul, July 9. The case of the
United States against John M. Egan and
General Agent Holdridge, of the passen
ger department of the Kansas City, rail
way, was begun in the circuit court here
yesterday before Judge Thayer, of i?t.
Louis, who came up to assist Judge Nel
son. The charge is that of volation of the
interstate commerce law.
That Omaha I'ictnre Crank.
Omaha, July 9. Carey J. Warburton,
who destroyed Bougereau's painting, "The
Return of Spring," by throwing a chair
through it, was released from custody yes
terday after an imprisonment of three
months. The district attorney entered a
nolle prosequi, believing Warburton to be
of unsound mind.
He Murdered a M'hule Family.
EAGLE Pass, Tex , July 9. R. H. Dun
can, who was convicted of -the atrocious
murder of the entire Williamson family,
three women and a man. eighteen mouxhs
ago, has lken sentenced to be hnnged hero
ou Friday, Sept. 4.
Washington l'ark Winners.
Chicago, July !X The winning horses
at Washington park yesterday were: Gu
linda, J miles, 1:20,V; Van liurcn. 1 mile,
1:4S; Linlithgow, 1 'mile, 1:47; Churchill
Clarke, 1 mile 70 yards, 1:11 4; Ma Belie,
Ji mile heats, best time 1:1.
A Train Bobber I'ound Guilty.
VissiLIA, Cal., July 0. Gratton Dalton,
one of the men concerned in the Alila train
robbery last year, was yesterday adjudged
guilty by a jury after twenty-one hours'
"We shall offer, three numbers
19 cts. pair
-25 cts. pair
35 cts pair
jRock Island. Illinois.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN
-ARE NOW SHOWING
Three Times as
As any other similar
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Kos. 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.
THE MEW FLAVOP.
m - s
B. F. DeGEAR,
Office and Shop Comer Seveateentb St.
ana Seventh Avenue,
- V.l kinds of carpenter work a specialty.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth avenue.
J. T. RYAN,
This hosse has just been rofltted throndiCTit and Is now in A No. 1 condition. It Is a Erst-class
$1.00 pr day house ace a desirable family bote!.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
AU kinds of Cnt Flowers constantly on hand. i ,
Green Honses Flower Store
One block north, of Central Park, the largest in la. SO Brady Street, DaTenport, Iowa.
Ladies' Pure Silk Gloves,
We will close the remainder
of Ladies' pure silk gloves, advr
tised at 25 cts. at J r"
, Colors black, tans, slates.
J-.-fi.JJiJl,S' KtUJrtT WAISTS.
New assortment just in, made
of various fabrics.
Large a Stock of
establishment in the city.
Plans and estimates for aU klnde of bnCdinet
KOCK ISLAND, ILL.