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S THE ABGUS. SATDKDAT. JDL.Y111, 1S91.
JDliciros fruits at BcroV
25ie Barrett pears at BorVs
Tine California plums at BorVe.
Whitcj California pcab.3s at Boto'ff.
Found X chick for $150. payable to
S. A Lynile, of Chicigo, is in the city
Miss Kite Kelly is in Chicago en a
J. II. Mloy, of Cambridge, spent yes
iday in tse city.
y. Vett r or orde, from Buccher Bros',
laq'iire at Argus office.
laaas Parker, of Oregon City. Oi-egon,
' ia the city on a visit to friends.
Miss Mollie Kane, of Kansas City, is
vbiting ritn friends in the city.
Miss Louise Retz, of Montezuma, I&wa,
j visiting with friends in the city.
Mrs. Kate Qainliran and daughter, of
Qiiocy, are visiting Mrs. J. F. Bollman.
Received another large lot of those
tl 25 hi;h bsck rockers, at Huck
teadlV . ' '
Mrs. P. J. Lee and daughter. Miss
Mamie, leave on Monday for a visit with
friends in La Salle.
L. II. Patten, of Cambridge, circuit
Jerk of Henry county, was in the city
yesterday on business. -
The Rock Island nine and and Moline
Br was will play a game of baseball on
U Bopfield's tomorrow.
Lee Robinson, accompanied by his
sisjer. Miss Mina, left this merningon a
visit to friends in Chicago.
Fine eight-room residence, all modern
jssprovemcnts, on Seventeenth street.
Jm sale cheap by J. E. Reidy.
The Misses AgnesHQl and Sadie JIc
3-rain. ofJMilwaukee, are visiting at the
-siJcnce of Mrs. George Bixby.
George Klein, who was severely injured
3j being kicked by a horse a few weeks
igo, is now able to be out and walk
-Miss LiMiie Ferris, who has been visit
jog with triwnls in the city the past Tew
Jays, Jcit for her home in New York city
Go with the Methodists of Mo'.iae on
their excursion to Muscatine and have a
good time L'.bbie Conger, Thursday,
July 16. Tift7 and twentyfive cents.
Edward Burrill, Sr., and daughters,
Kisses Amelia and Clara, leave Monday
Jot He'oit, expecting to spend several
weeks visiting there and at Janesville,
Sacine and other points thereabouts.
Deere &, Co., of Moline. are distribut
ing some beautifully colored posters de
signed fr..rn photographs of actual seen
ry representing the Deere New Single
iow at work on tha table lands of Chalo,
lepnblic of Mexico.
Mrs. II. A. J. McDonald and son
eteorpe lesve on Monday for a visit to
Jriends in New York and Pennsylvania.
7ley will tie accompanied as far as Cbi
3xso by Mrs. A. M. Carl and little
.daughter who will visit friends in De
troit. Mary S'roobuad was before Magistrate
Tfivill yesterday charged by her 6istcr-in-iw,
Mary Modde, with assault and bat
ttry and while in court they broke out in
another ruga and tha magistrate assessed
Hary S3 and costs. Everything was
, jalisf actory.
Engine 9tt, of the C, B. & Q., pulling
n extra freight toward this city, collided
with engine S64 with a work train at
Sarstow late yesterday afternoon. The
ilot and headlight of the 361 were sligbt
j damaged, but otherwise no serious
4thmi!:e wts done.
The London has clapped the climax of
Is enterprises by placing in its east win
iaw a man on a bicycle loaded down
vith bundles from the London. The
heel, which is one of McIIugh's Victors,
ketually carricB the figure around in a
circle continuously. It is a novel sight.
Conductor J. II. Hayes, of the C, B.
& Q who came so near losing his life at
Itrt Byron Junction a few days ago ,and
which resulted in a severe injury to his
le-Jt foot, is so far recovered as to be
viout on crutches, though itj will be
j&me'.inio before he will be able to go
back to work.
Willi um Iloih narrowly escaped a scri
cs uccident by being thrown from his
fcagrry at Third avenue and Eleventh
trset late yesterday afternoon. The
borse made a sharp turn around the cor
ner, throwing Mr. Roth out. but beyond
few bruises be was not hurt. The
feorsc then indulged in a lively ran, dam
aging the boggy some but not seriously.
At Denver on Wodnesday evening oc
avrred the marriage of Earnest Woltman,
jg this city, and Jennie W. Dowling, of
Skat place. It was a quiet but elegant
Zmi, the ceremony being witnessed only
T a few intimate friends, after which
osgratulations were in order and the
3eis Biade merry over the event. The
in Millions of Karnes 40 Years the Standard
groom is a we!i known and popular
young man of this city and has many
warm friends here who will wish the
happy couple a prosperous voyage
An exchange my a merchant should
advertise. If be does, cuoionicr will not
divert eyes from lr.s stock and seek in
other markets the goods that csn be ob
tained just the same of him, if he would
only enlighten the public as to the escel
lence and cheapness of his stock in trade.
If there is any advertising to be done the
merchant should do it.
A meeting was held at the South Rock
Island school house No. 2 last evening
to consider the matter of submitting to
the voters the proposition to build a new
school. The sentiment favored the erec
tion of a $2,500 school house, which is
believed to be the sentiment of the peo
pie of the district.
At 8 o'clock last evening at her home,
322 Thirteenth street, occurred tne death
of Mrs. Almira Wright of typhoid fever,
aged 69 years. She had only been sick a
few days, having sustained a fall last
Sunday which it is supposed hastened her
demise. She had been a resident of this
city for some time past, the most of
her life having been spent in this and
Mercer counties. She leaves besides a
husband, six children as follows: Charles
A. Wright, of Wausego, Mian.; John A.
and Casper C, of Hollister. Cal.; Mrs.
G. H. Griffith and Mrs. Oltie Lindsay, of
Winona, Mini., and M. T. Writht, of
Milan. The funeral will be held Monday
A DANGEROUS PUN.
The Deepening of the Inlet to the
I'nfavoraliie Manltary Condltioon
Likely to Keanlt From the
The papers of Molice are ud in arms,
and not without cause, over a proposed
change ia the plans for deepening the
inlet to the Moline water power pool. By
aa appropriation of congress in 1SS9,
flU, 000 wes ordered expended for the
for the purpose of deepening the inlet to
the water power pool. Last month Capt
Lyon, commandant of Rock Island ar
senal, went to work ia accordance with
instructions from headquarters to pre
pare plans and begin work. His plan,
which has been described, wa3 to buikl
the coffer dam from the upper point of
the wing dam around an area about 400s
400 feet in size, leaving the inlet open for
a considerable distance on the south shoie
so as to let the current pass into the pool.
He then submitted these plans to Gen.
Flagler, chief of the ordnance bureau,
who thereupon telegraphed from Wash
ington to stop work until further orders
were received from him. Capt. N. S.
Shaler on his recent visit to Roek Island
arsenal brought these orders, which in
cluded plans radically different from
those previously adopted by Capt. Lycn
and briefly stated was this; commenc
ing at the upper point of the wing, build
the coffer dam 180 feet in a northeasterly
direction so as to divert the current to
the north, and when near enough the Mo
line shore to be in still water, continue
the structure straight across to the foot
of Twenty-first street.
The natural consequence of this would
bs a gigantic cesspool extending the
whole length of Moline and the upper
part of Rock Island, involving the grav
est unsanitary conditions. In Moline the
people are greatly agitated over the mat
ter and a vigorous protest has been tele
graphed Col. Flagler. In Reck Island,
too, which would, if anything, fare
wor.-e than Moline as the simple opening
of a 11 od gate at stated times, would
merely carry the sewage held in
check bbove into the dead pool
above the Rock Island lumber
company's mills, where it would be held
in stagnation the authorities have not
been idle and Mayor McConochie and
Health Commissioner Eyster have writ-,
ten Col. Flagler of the danger to the lo
cality which would ensue from the plan
he endorses. Tha only way of insuring
protection to health is the continuance
of the current which would carry off the
We can but believe that when Col.
Flagler realizes the danger of carrying
out such a plan as suggested, be will aK
ter it. as he has always proven a friend to
this community. He knows the situation
and must, on reflection, consider how
seriously the sanitary welfare of the two
cities would be affected. This is of
For kale r Beat.
Saloon and fixtures, together with ice
bouse and dwelling in good location in
Hampton, U. Inquire corner Twelfth
and Iowa streets, Davenport Iowa.
A MADMAN'S DEED.
Shocking Slaughter Discovered
Near Ellis, N"eb.
AN EffSANE MAN'S H0EEIBLE W0BK.
Six' Members of a Family Found Dead
With Rullets in Their Brains by the
Sister of the I-ui tic Who Committed
the Crime Startling Confession of a
Wisconsin Woman Her Son's Noble
Self-Sacrifice Li' ely Time With Bel
ligerent Tramps Other Criminal Oc
currences. OMAHA, Neb., July 11. A special from
Ellis, Neb., says: Mrs. Dr. Allen, of Bea
trice, Neb., went to Ellis, Neb., on Friday
night, July 3, toisit her brother. John
H. Puterbaugh, a farmer living a mile and
a half from Ellis Repeated knocks at
the door failed to ol tain a response. Mrs.
Allen entered and n horrible sight met
her eyes. On the door lay her brother,
Puterbaugh, with bullet hole through
his head and an empty revolver lying be
side his dead body.
Further Hon ible Discoveries.
Mrs. Allen called to her driver and the
two made further investigation. On a
bed lay Mrs. Puterbaugh dead. Beside
the wife and mother lay the 3-year-old
babe. On a lounge In another rosm lay
the body of Puterbnugh's 10-year-old son.
Up-stairs were found the bodies of Pnter
baugh's two daughters, aged 13 and 15
years. Each one h id been shot through
the bead and evidently while all bat
Puterbaugh were asleep.
Only One,f (he Kamflj i-rfi.
iNis believed thai PutM-baHgl JiiniseJf
committed the ter-ible deed, probably in
a fit of insanity. He was a well-tuxJo
farmer, without 'any known trouble, and
insanity is the only motive that can be as
cribed for the det-d. One son, ned 17
years, was saved from ho slaughter by
being absent from lrome at the time.
MURDERED HER SON'S WIFE.
The Son Shields H is Mother At the Risk
of Being Hanged Himself.
Lancaster, Wis.. July 11. The inhab
itants of this village M-ere startled more
yesterday when tbty learned that the aged
mother of Louis SisVey had. on lr death
bed, confessed to tie murder of her ton's
wife, than thi?y were when the discovery
of the Tragedy was made nine years aso.
In 1SS2 Lou Sisley married a Miss Biek
ford. The second i;isrht after the wedding
the dead lxjdy of the young bride, perfor
ated with bullet holes, was found lying in
a pool of blood in .t wheat field new the
Yonnjj Husband' Tried and Acquitted.
Suspicion immediately f.tstened on the
husband, and he was arrested. He was
brought to trial and finally acquitted.
For some time eld Mrs. Sisley has been
very ill. The other day her physician told
her she could noMive. whereupon she confessed-
to having liecoma enraged at her
daughter-in-law and securing her son's re
volve, had shot her. Mrs. Sisley said that
her son knew of her guilt, but shielded
her all through his own trouble, refusiag
to say a word that .vould throw suspicion
upon his mot her.
FIGHTS WITH FORTY TRAMPS.
They Tackle the Snyder Family and Get
the orst of it.
CoLoitADO City. Col., July 11. Forty
tramps BtruA town a few days ago.
Thursday night they robbed a beer saloon
of thirty-one keg of beer and porter.
After hidiijc: them in the hills they entered
houses boldly andtarried away everything
of value they could lay tlieir hands cm.
Vhen the police r lided their camp a gen
eral fight followed, in which a number
were seriously injured. Later in the day
the thieves attenip' ed to raid the hou3 of
a man named Snyder. The family opened
fire and the tramps scattered. Twelve
members of the an g were captured and
each exhibited evidences of the markman
ship of the Snyder family.
A Very Confederate Suicide.
Waterloo, Ia., July 11. A well-dressed
stranger, appa-ently about 65 years
old, committed' si.icide by shooting him
self with a revolver at his room in the
Central house in this city yesterday, after
having taken a li.rge (lose of laudanum.
In his pockets wer.; (54.45 in money and a
book in which L-e apologized ftjr the
trouble he was making andtold the land
lord to have him buried in a Cheap coffin.
Navy Yard Employes Arrenfeed.
Norfolk, Va., .Tuly 11. A big sensa
tion was created at the navy yard yester
day by the arrest of Paymaster's Clerk
Van Vranken, of tha general store house,
and II. W. Crostoi., a clerical employe of
the same estaMisl tnent, on the charge of
stealing composition metal and other
goods from the go' ernment valued at $10.
(HX). Both men art leaders in high society
in this section.
Stole from fessenger Boys.
Xew York. July 11. Charles Brown, of
Sixteenth street,, Philadelphia, was re
manded at the Toubs yesterday on tiie
charge of wholesale petty thefts from lit -tle.mesenger
boyf-. His thefts aggregate
.10,KK. He would give the boys a mes
sage to deliver, promising to pay them 10
cents and hohiing their packages until
they returned. IPi would be gone when
the boys got back.
Is-it President Maasii?
Milak, Teun." J tly 11. It rs reported
that one of tne def miters of Phiktdeiphia
has been seen near here. Theman spoken
of is about 40 yearn of ati&and neatly ad
stylishly dsecsed. rm the pubfebed tfcj
MTptious it i supposed to be Marah, the
absconding presiiJent of fhe' Keystone
bunk. The ltranj;er was heavily armed
and well supplied with money.
FUtul Thrsis Th a Umbrella.
New Yokk, July 11. William Hobbs, a
waiter in a Tirrrd amine restaurant, died
yesterday in Belk vue hospital from the
effects of a fhruat in the eye with an um
brella, inflicted upon him by im untenovju
assaflunt on Wednesday night.
Long Dissunoe Electric Uttilway.
Milwaukee, Wis., July ll. Articles of
incorporation bvt been prepared in this
city and yesterday were sent to Madi twp
for tho orgamzatiou of the Inter-State
Electric Railway c jnipany. The nw com
pany anDormees intention to build and
operate an elevaled eleetric railway be
tween Xitoreake and Chicago. .. 3Te
rains will carry only passengers and
mails, and are exp icted to run eighty-five
miles an hour.
JULY REPORT ON THE CROPS.
Both Wheat and Corn Seem To Be Do
ing Pretty WelV Other- Products.
Washin-gtok, July 1L The July report
of the department of agriculture makes
the acreage, as compared with breadth
harvested last yar.r Corn, MS,?.; potatoes,
102.3; tobacco, 102.6. Condition Copn,
92.8; winter wheat, Ni.2; spring wheat, 94.1;
rye, 93i'.; oats, 87.0; barley, 90.9; potatoes,
95.3; tobacco, 91.1. The heavy increase in
corn acreage is more apparent than real.
The comparison is with the breadth har
vested last year, when there was a loss ol
6,000,001) acres by abandonment on account
of drought. The present return makes
the acreage slightly less than 78,000,000
acres, or somewhat smaller than the area
actually planted last year. Kansas and
Nebraska naturally show a large increase,
but their area apparently does not .exceed
that harvested in 1S8S. . . -.
The Crop Bather Late.
The crop is late in all sections, on ac
count of drought and unfavorable condi
tions at the time of planting and cool
weather during May, but Jane was warm
with abundant moisture, and the crop
was coming forward rapidly on July 1st.
In the Ohio and upper Mississippi valleys
the progress during tha month was especi
ally gratifying, but 'ia Kansas and Ne
braska considerable damage resulted from
excessive rainfall. In many districts the
June rains prevented proper working,
leaving fields foul, but a few days of sun
shine woald remedy this. The general
average is a fraction below that of 1888
and 1890, and slightly above that of 1883.
The averages of surplus states are: Ohio,
9, Indiana. 95; Illinois, 9ti; Iowa, 94; Mis
souri, 88; Kansas, 82; Nebraska, 90.
What the Wheat Harvest Show.
The condition of winter wheat is re
turned practically the same as in June.
The eroj m harvested except in. its most
northern habitat, wrfo a condition the
highest Teported since 1S79 with one ex
ception. So far as ean be judged af time
of harvest the berry is reported generally
plump and in keeping with the heavy
straw, but occasional mention is made of
short bends. Averages of principal states
are: Pennsylvania, !; Ohio, ;iT; .Michigan,
W; Indiana, 99; Illinois, 98: Missouri, 9:S;
Kanas, 94; California, 9S. The condi
tion of spring wheat improved during
Jnne, the advance being in Minnesota and
the IXakotas, whera the month was e.v?ep.
tjoually .favorable. JState Average are:
Wisconsin, 77; Minnesota, 93; Iowa, VO; Ne
braska, 9(1; North Dakota, 98; South Da
kota, 97; Washington, !8.
Outs, 1'otatoeH, Fruit and Tobacco.
Oats have improved during the month,
but the general average is the lowest re
Iorted since 1S79 except iu 1887. and last
yepr, when a July condition of 81.fi was
followed by a practical faiLure of the crop.
The poor condition is generally the result
of drought early iu the season, the present
imjirwement having followed the season
able rains and high temperature of June.
The first set urn of potatoes shows condi
tion higher than the average of recent
years, while that of tolwcoo is higher than
in any year since lstS. The fruit prospect
is Tery flattering in New Engla-nd and the
north Atlantic states and west of the Mis
souri river to the Pacific ooast.
MOST MfRACULOUS RESCUE.
A Brave aril Level-Headed i:nsineei
haves His Own and a Child's Life.
, CGMSD, X. H., July 11. As a freight
train Thursday afternoon was going west
from Pitts'field on the Suncook Valley
railroad, the engineer, Charles J. Hutch
ins, saw, a short distance ahead, a little
child on the track. It being impossible to
stop the train liefore reaching the diild
he weut forward to the pilot in the hope
of grasping and rescuing the little one.
A suddien lurch of the locomotive threw
him on the road bed and the locomotive
passed over him. The engine knocked
down and passed over the child
also, who, when discovered by the
engineer under the moving train, was at
tempting to crawl out between the wheels.
Hutchins, hanging to the under side of a
car, reached through the truck frame,
caught the child and and holding it safely
was dragged by the train until it was
stopped. The chHd was unhurt, but the
engineer was slightly bruised.
Grasshoppers In New Mexiov,
Kansas Citt, July 11. Henry Smith,
of Springer, X. M., is in this city. Ia an
interview Thursday nigut he said that the
grasshopper pest in New Mexico and Ari
zona was becoming serious. Mr. Smith
owns large ranches in 25ew. Mexico and
Arizona. He says the grasshoppers have
stripped tbem of nearly every vestige ol
vcetatioo, and hove done great dasiKge.
Other cattlemen, be soys, make the &ame
complaint. The pests work their devasta
tions in spot s varying in siee from a
quarter square mile to four miles square.
Mr. Smith nays the nets are moving
skm-ly eastward, andby fall will reach the
Kansas and Texas lines.
Rxnminer Drew Blast Go.
Philadelphia, July 11. Bank Exami
ner Drew has not yet handed iu his resig
nation as requested by the comptroller of
the currency. It is said he has written
a letter to the comptroller asthig that he
be allowed to continue in the service.
Word has been received here from Wash
inton that the comptroller had informed
Mr. Drew that the department insists on
Reports Abtr-.it Blaine's Ileal tit.
BAR Hakpoi;, July 11. The report that
Secretary Ulaine was dangerously stk as
puWlie-hed in a western piper, is utterly
faTse and without fountution. Everv one
who sees My. Blaine riding and walking
about the. streets say that be is steadily
kwproving and there i every prospect
thnt he will be a well man by the end of
UgM Kfo KeghrtTatlon.
CoLrwras, Mws., July 11. Only a small
Bumber of voters have registered in obedi
eace to the new ormrrttMsoa. Of the 5,
000 voters in uhis counry, less than 1,500
hae registered. The negroes seem to
have lost all interest m the riyht of frnn
ehiwe, as only forty-famr have registered in
Terrible Work of Mie Lightning.
New Orleans, Jmiy 11. A special from
Clifton, !q.ue eoraty. Tea., says the
hewe tif S. P. Anderson, fifteen nrriet wMt
of that place, was struck by Irghtmng, and
Anderson's wifcj and three daughters, all
that were in the boon at tins time, were
k'lled. The building was burned to the
Washington Park llace Ilecord.
Chicago, July 11. The winning horses
at Waftbiogton park course yesterday
wete: Gorman, mile, 1:13-. Chimes, 1
mile, 1:48; Poet Seout. 1 miles, 1:57;
Guldo, IX luihes, 3:07 Piiilora, 1 mile,
1:42; Balgowan, 1 mile, l:41i; Take No
tice, 1 mile, 1:42 J. .
"We shall offer three numbers
as follows: '
Lot 1 ..........19 cts. pair
Lot 2.... v.. 25 cts. pair
lot3 ..35. cts pair
Rock Island. Illinois.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN
ARE NOW SHOWING
Three Times as Large a Stock of
As ny other similar establishment in the city.
GLEMOTJ & SALZMANN,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos 124, 126 and 128 Sixteenth Street,
We have everything
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. DeGEAR,
Contractor arid. Builder,
Office and Shop Comer Seventeenth Bt.
and Sevootli Xveoue,
ar-t.Y. klB of carpenter work specialty.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twanty-third street aod Fourth avenne, - . - . HOCK ISLAKD, ILL.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Thla house has jnat be-n refitted tbroogliout and is now In A No. 1 condition. It is a tret-clurf
51.00 pr day nou e and a desirable family hotel.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
, All kinds of Cnt Flowers constantly on band.
Green Houses Flower Btore ' ''
One block north of Central Park, the largest In Ia . Uti Brady Street, Davenport, Id ws .
Ladies' Pure Silk Gloves.
We will close the remainder
of Ladies' pure silk gloves, adrer.
tised at 25 cts. at
, Colors black, tans, slates.
LADIES' SHIRT WAISTS.
New assortment just in, made
of various fabrics.
used by Artists.
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Plan, md esUmttes for 11 kisd cf buiiain