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THJE AUG UK, THUKSDAY, MULY 1G, 1891.
See J. . Reidj'g add this week.
R. B. Taylor, of Eigington, in
' town yestetday.
Miss Emelia DeBanto is visiting with
friends in Geneseo.
Hey. G. W. Gue went to LaSalle this
morning on business.
Robert Lee, Sr., of Cable, was in town
a few hours jesterday.
oonn u. LarKin bas relumed from a
10 days' visit to Chicago.
Earnest Denhardt, of Coe, spent yes
terday in the city on business.
xi. uates, oi Zinesrille, Unto, is
visiting with friends in the city.
Misses Grace and Jessia Stephenson,
of Oneida, are guests of ex-Alderman J
Miss Emma Lamont is enjoying a trip
to si. Liouis and return on the steamer
Mrs. J. H.Riddell, of New Boston, is
visiting with her daughter, Mrs. M. W.
Willey, on Seventeenth street.
Tom Pettifer was shot by a Davenport
tough in a drunken row in Bucktown
across the river last evening. v
Mrs. Fred Hass returned home this
morning from her extended trip west
after visiting friends in Missouri.
The Misses Katie Gottsmann and Curia
tine Zeigler leave today on a visit to
friends in the eastern part of the state.
The second subscription concert of
Strasser's Union band will take plare this
evening at Schuetzen park. Davenport.
Mrs. J. B. Davis and daughter, Miss
Mary Davis, and Aunt L'zzie Davis left
this morning for Kentucky on a summer's
Benjamin Whitsitt, of Preemption, was
in the city todsy on his way home from
Chicago where he went with a load of Lis
Division Superintendent W. B. Throop
and Bridge Superintecilent Joseph Thorn,
of the C, B. & Q , were in the city to
day on business.
Thirteen dollar baby carriages for $8,
?S ones f.r only a few Kft. rr.-
6ols, rol3, lace covers, wheels and sprictrs
lor sile at Taylor's.
Trio Lote. 57, A. F. & A. M. , con
fers the third degree oc two candidates
tonight. Visitors will be present from
Coal Valley, Milan and Davenport.
Miss Susie Young, who has been visit
ing at the residence of her brother. F. J.
Young, the past few diys. returned to
her home in Jerseyvil'e. Iil., yestf.r.iiy.
Mrs. M. J. Young and family left
this morning for a few weeks' visit with
friends at Oberlin, O. They were no
companied as far as Chicago by Mr.
George Reese, an employe of Yolk's
lumber mill, had the fingers of his left
hand badly lacerated on the knife of a
jointer yesterday afternoon. D. Carter
dressed the injured members and no seri
ous results are anticipated.
Julius Weil and wife who have been
visiting here the past few days left for
their home in Circleville, Onto, this
morning. Tney were accompanied home
by their daughter, Miss Belle, who will
visit there a short lime.
Mayor McConochie and the fire and
light committee of the city council have
found that the wire for the new electric
ponce ana nre alarm can be put up at
much less than the first estimate cost, and
for $40 a mile instead of $09. thus net
ting a saving to the city at the rate of 23
Mrs, Joseph Stephens died at her home
2804 Fourlh ayenue at 9:30 last night,
aged 30 years. Services will be held at
her late home tomorrow afternoon at
2 30 o'clock. and the remains wi 1 he taken
to IIimDion at which place the interment
will take place on Saturday corning at
9. 30 o'clock.
Du Witt Ellis died at Lis home on the
Milan road, iust beyond the old fair
grounds, at 10 o'clock lust night, of en
largement of tlie liver, lie was 35 years
old, and leaves a wife and tLree children.
He was a brother of Mrs. H. D. Folsorn,
of this city. lis was a Mamn and a
Woodman, and the latter organization
will conduct the funeral.
At the annual meting of the Rock Isl
and Mutuhl Build. ng Linn and S'lvh.gs
association Tuesday evening, the change
of the by-laws tr conform to the statute
by providing for the payment of premium
in monthly installments instead of in ad
vance was confirmed. Lean aggregat
ing $2,500 were made at a premium of
28 cents a month per share. The elec
tion of three directors resulted in the
choice of W. B. Ferguson, S. 8 Kemble
and W. E. Stevens.
An old eyesore commenced to vanish
forever from human view today with
the old frame immediately west of Mo
Cube's block to make way for Krell &
Used in Millions of Homes
Math's new building, which will be one
of the handsomest in the city. It will
be three stories high, built of brick with
almcst solid glass front on the first story
and bay windows on the second and
third. It will be handsomely finished
E I. Leycen, of the London Clothirg
company, 1 :ft this morning for an x
tended tour of the chief cities of the east,
including Rochester, New York. Phila
delphia, Baltimore and Boston, in order
to secure the first choice of fall clothing.
Mr. Leveen believes that the early bird
catches the worm, and the result of
his trip will be the largest and best slock
of clothing that the eastern market af
fords. Boys', children's and young men's
clothing will be a specialty, and will be
selected in accordance with Mr. Leveen's
proverbial good judgment.
BAD 31 AN RICHARDSON.
A Fresh Yonix Davenport Attor
oej- uranfaHnirrio Court Locked
up in Jail lor INrjury.
J. M. Richardson, a young Davenport
lawyer, formerly of Des Moines, bas
been (jetting considerable unenviable no
toriety during the last 45! hour3. and from
all present appearances the end is not yet,
for ihe frisky young barrister. Richard
son, according to the Davenport Times,
oroucni a suit in Justice reters court
ov;r there, acd the paper quoted says:
Attorney G. II. Koch was for the de
fense, and he promptly took a change of
venue to Justice Eaga', whereupon Mr.
Richardson became offensive and took a
change to BUck Hnwk before Justice
G'a-smtn, and in justice to his client At
torney Koch called for a jury, which he
wKs entitled to, end it seems that Mr.
Richardson un'etsimd Mr. Koch to ttrm
him a "shehter" and returned the sup
posed itisult by calling Attorney Koca
similar names Both gentlemen became
heated under the collar, and Attorney
Richardson drew an uiily looking knife
snd made threats that he would "put a
hole through him," etc. But matters
were quieted clown after Richardson had
mn'e the atmosphere blue for a sufficient
ler.yta of time. The matter has been the
i alt of ttse day among the attorneys. It
is ri'mored tiit Richardson has certain
justices pledged not to decide any cases
hgiinst him wherein the costs are in
volved, but the justices deny this.
Attorney Rictiardson seems to have
gone to the end of his rope. He was hp.
rested this morning at the instance of At
tnrrey White on behalf of Mrs. I. an.'.
Miss Magsie Stock well, residing at S30
Brady street, on the grounds of perjury,
as having acted si constahle in civil cases
and hKirciing original notices that hud
not been seived. He layed in jail until 2
o'clock this afternoon when his trial was
called, which was progressing at the time
of going to press. The case bas the ap
pearance of an ugly one and Miss Maggie
Stockwell intimated forgery. Alto
gether Mr. Richardson may find dealing
iu Davenport more unpleasant than at
The Democrat thus describes the case,
which has placed Richardson in anything
but a popular light:
The charge is brought by Mrs. Isabelle
Stockwell and her daughter. Miss Maggie
Stockwell, of 1019 Brauy street. Itseenis
that some time ago Mrs Stockwell gave a
note of $d0 to a "man in Rock Island.
This note was not paid up to a short time
aeo, 8nd came into the hands of Mr.
Richardson for collection. He claims to
have served Mrs. Stockwell acd her
daughter with notice of suit for collec
tion upon a given date, but Miss Stock-,
well declares that she h:-.s mver been
served with such notice, and that she does
Know the man. On this ground, Mr.
Richardson having certified to Justice
Peters that he had served the notice as
required the action is brought. The
deiendants to the alleged notice were
made panies to a suit in Justice Peters'
court and judgment was rendered against
them. Then notice of garnishment were
served on all Mrs. Stockwell's boarders
to secure payment of the note. There
nre a number of interesting incidents in
connection with the matter that need not
be repeated Lera.
When Mr. Richardson was arrested
Wednesday he protested stoutly. He
declared that, as an attorney, be should
not he compelled to submit to arrest, but
he did. Then he declared that he should
not be searched, and when that point
was closely prated lie vowed that if that
iodk nity was offered him it would have
to be done by personal violence. The
search whs maiie nevfrtheless.
Ti.e testimony of Miss Stcckwell was
taken and also that of the defendant,
Mr. Iiit Imrdson. Miss Stockwell's alle
sra'.uins were the same as stated in the
first of this nr'icle. Mr. Richardson
Hia'efl that he served the notice of suit
n Mrs Stock weil in his pfflc but did not
on the diiuehter. Miss Stockweil. He
claimed that it was ng'igencs on his
part, but he meant to do so.
Magistrate LuClaire held Mr. Bicbrd
son to the grand jury in the sum of $300.
His attorneys have secured a habeas cor
pus hearing to take place before Judge
Wattrmau tb s morning.
Judge Wattrman heard the motions on
this point this rooming and ruled that the
evidence was sufficiently grave to war
rant holding Richardson for examination
tt the next term of court under the bonds
fixed by the justice.
40 Years the Standard.
MILLION'S IX DEBT.
Fact and Speculation About the
SOME ESTIMATES OF LIABILITIES.
Ranging from SI,. 100,000 to S3, 000,000
The CMcasro Members of the Firm
Say Thej Will Pay All Their Debts
An Attorney at Omaha Believes There
Will Be Ml, 000,000 Left After Settling
Several Banks Who Have the Firm's
Paper A Heavy Blow to the Lumber
Chicago, July 16. The failure of the big
lumber firm of Howell & Co.. of Omaha,
has forced the Chicago branch of R. S.
Howell & C o. to suspend.and the effects of
both firms .-ire in the possession of repre
sentatives ct the First National bank of
this city, '"he members of the Chicago
firm had but little to say in regard to the
outlook yesterday. They declared that it
was altoget her too early for them to say
how the assets of their concern would
show up on a final accounting, but they
hoped to be able to cover all outstanding
Liabilities of a Million anil a Half.
Roughly approximated last night the duce him to destroy the make-up or ap
liabilities oi' the company were stated to ! pearance of his paper for an advertise
be in the neighborhood of $1,500,000. Of ! ment- For no consideration would he
this amount about one-half consists of i P'ace a double column advertisement at
paper that is held bv persons who are im-
known to Vr. Howell, while the balance
represents the liabilities of the firm in
curred in the ordinary tranactions of busi
ness. The issets, also roughly approxi
mated, may reach 2,0n0,0u0 according to a
statement given out by Mr. Howell's at
torney, W. H. Swift.
Heavy ltlnn to the Lumber Trade.
The exact statu of the firm will not be
determined for many days, liecause its in
terests are so widely scattered that it will
be impossible to employ methods usual iu
such cases t ascertain the facts. In t lie
meantime the failure is retarded as the
heaviest blow the lumber trade of the
country has experienced in a good mimv
WHAT THEY THINK AT ATCHISON.
Some EMin.ates of Liabilities as Hiiili as
Atchison. Kan., Jaly Hi. The failure
of S. R. Ho-vell and G. AV. Howell and
the several lumber enterprises with which
they were onnected, was not unexpected
in this cit .-. Last night it was esti
mated by bankers that the liabilities
will exceed ?J,iM).i0. and some estimates
are as high as .si.ooo.o;)) Claims amount-
lug to over 4'M.0 were telegraphed to
one law firs ye-terday afternoon. These
claims consist of notes or acceptances,
ar.d are held by country banks in nearly
every state . nst of the Mississippi liver.
Some Banks on the List.
Cue Vick burg bank is on the list, also
a Memphis : wink. A I'tica, X. Y bank
sends claims amounting to T0,0O0 and all
ot her eastern hank wants to collect SSO.-
OiK). The wi-stern banks have been mostly
secured. To what extent the Howells are
liable to eas:ern banks is not known. The
amount is variously estimated at from
l,000.OHO to l.500,ui0. Besides th- unse
cured claims there is a direct liability of
200,000 and a contingent liability of con
siderable more than that sum.
Ileal Canse of the Failure.
S. R. Hrwell claims that th snl v
Jewett. a m ;mber of the firm, on Monday,
oftheOmala yard, for 112,000 precipi
tated the fa lure. It is said that Jewett
made the sale to secure a claim of his own.
The real cai se of the failure was the sus
pension of .T. H. Bemis, of Jeffersonville,
Tex., by whom the Howells lost $400,000.
Howell's at" orney estimates the assets at
3,000,000. They consist mainly of lumber
yards and real estate in Illinois, Xebraska,
Kansas, Te::as, and Louisiana.
THINKS HOWELL IS ALL
And Will I fa
Have a Million When
Trouble Is Settled.
Omaha. July lfi. The exact condition
of the affairs of the Howell Lumber com
pany is ban', to obtain, as the representa
tives of the company and the agents of the
First Xatio-ial bank, of Chicago, tell two
different stories. E. M. Ashcraft, a Chi
cago attorney, who is here looking after
the interests of the bank, said: fcS. R.
Howell is the largest lumber dealer in
this country and has had unlimited credit.
At times th; bank has carried him for as
much as 1, m),0:i0. The bank now has a
chattel mortgage on his property in Illi
nois antl Xt braska, and has foreclosed on
that mortgage, leaving the property inthe
other states foi the other creditors. I
suppose the liabilities will reach nI.OOO,
000, while tie assets are perhaps doul4e
that amount I believe Mr. Howell will
have vl.UOf.OOO left after everything is
The Omaha Yard Attached.
P. "tVaggf ner, the Atchison lawyer, se
cured posst ssion of the Howell yards in
this city by virtue of a writ of attachment
issued yesterday. In his pitition he says
the Howell company owes him $5,000. in
addition to the assignment. of the property
of the Howi il Lumber company, the First
National lank of Chicago has brought
suit to gain possession of thestock of lum
ler that was Tuesday transferred by bill
of sale to C mffee. A warranty deed filed
late Tuesday afternoon conveys from
Spooner R. Howell and wife to Edwin F.
Lawrence, of Chicago, the real estate
wherein a portion of the yards is located.
The consideration named is 150,000.
Scores in the Nati onal Game.
CniCAGO, July lfi. Following are the
icores recorded yesterday by the clubs of
the National Base Ball league: At Cleve
land Cleveland, 10; Xew York, IL At
Chicago Caicago, ; Boston 5. At Cin
cinnatiCincinnati, 6; Philadelphia, 4.
At Pittsbuig Pittsburg, 5; Broonlyn 3.
Association: At Boston Boston, 15; Cin
cinnati, li. At Philadelphia Athletic, 10;
Louisville, 1. Baltimore-Columbus and
Washington-St. Louis games postponed
"Western: At Sioux City Duluth, 9;
Sioux City, 12. At Lincoln Kansas City,
1; Lincoln. 2. At Minneapolis Milwau
kee, 7; Minneapolis, 6. At Denver Home
club given j,'ame 9 to 0 because Omaha
did not appear.
Illinois-Iowa: At Ottawa Ottawa, 7;
Dnvenport, 3. At Joliet Joliet, 8; Cedar
fialton Lake May lie Permanent.
Los Angeles, CaL, July 16. Salton
lake on the desert continues rising, until
now the overflow reaches 2,000 square
miles. The lake will be permanent and
will change the climate and topography
of the surrounding country.
The Subject Discussed at St. Paul Tester
day Kditor Scott's Talk.
St. Paul, July 16. The editorial con
vention was called to order at 10 a. ni.
yesterday. The first speaker was Andrew
Pattullo, president of the Canadian Press
association. He spoke of the talk of an
nexation and said Canada proposed when
the next chauge was made to be independ
ent entirely. He invited the association
to meet at Toronto wjtue time in the fu
ture. J. W. Scott, of the Chicaeo Herald.
then gave a long talk on the subject of
newspaper management. He said that
the place for newspaper man to
begin his career was with a cona
iry weeKiy. tie aesenrjea an associa
tion of Chicago newspaper owners, the
result of which had been very advantage
ous to the papers.
A Check on Advertisers.
L nfiorm rules had been adopted in the
business methods of every office. For in
stance, it was a rule not to break a col
umn rule for a double column advertise
ment of less than fifty lines of typo, v on
sequentlyan advertiser could not ball
who uuice uy claiming itutt M ine
other oilice would meet his demands for a
twenty-five line double column advertise
ment. This uniformity of method applied
io every particular o the advertising de
ipniuimu. .ir. c;oti Here tooK occasion
to declare that no consideration would in
Tue,toP. ot a page and run display heads
How to fiet Circulation.
Good paper and good ink were potent
elements in success, he believed. He de
Beribed the means of getting circulation
by letting the whole circulation to differ
ent men, bat the best method in his opin
ion was ,-to size up the community in
which you live, and then cive them what
j they want. If you make a mistake try
something else, but do not be discour
aged at the first time. It is a mistake to
think that sensationalism w-ill make a
newspaper. It may make a temporary
circulation, but it does not take long f.'r
the American newspaper reading public
to become familiar with the character of
the management, and then to become
He advised country editors to co-operate
in buying paper, by which means they
would tret it clieaia-r and of better quality.
The weekly editions of daily papers he did
not think profitable. The Herald had
tried it, but hail abandoned the weeklv
two weeks ago, after discovering that the
company would have to carry '-a large and
varied stock of plows, sewing machines,
pianos, frying pans, t-tc, which proved to
be more troui.le than profit." He thought
the other metropolitan papers would
abandon their weeklies if they could.
Typesetting Machines ami Typo.
He said that typesetting machines wonld
Ik? in use in a large number of odices in
the course of a year. He would not use
them, he frankly admitted, Ix'cause with
out them he was belter aile to crush coin
petit ion. lie did not think that the Typo
graphical union of Chicago would give
publishers serious trouble, as it was in fa
vor of conceding what the publishers de
mand. If there was a strike in The Her
ald office, he said, and it bwcame sure that
the paper could not come out he would
notify the ether offices and there would
be no daily issued until the difficulty was
adjusted. He believed advertisements
should be paid for by the line, and ad
vised editors to help their advertisers in
the matter of totting up "live" ad, mak
ing the lines readable. Mr. Scoit was
voted the thanks of the association.
A Southern Kilitor's Views.
A. S. Ochs, of the Chattanooga Times,
read a paper in which he said that to make
a daily a success in an interior town the
editor must be able to give it eighteen
hours a day. The paper should e loyal
to the town in which it was published,
and should avoid "mud-throwing." In the
north a town of S.Ooo inhabitants would
make profitable a daily paper, if proper
ly conducted, while in the south it re
quired a population of C.OoO. If the paper
had a circulation of 5;X) by the end of
the first thr?e months it could be consid
COLLIDED WITH A CHAIR CAR.
Passenger on the Mlsonri Pacific
Cut and llruiscri.
Fort Scott, Kan., July VS. Yesterday
morning as the Missouri Pacific train
from Kansas City started west to Wichita
and stopped at the Missouri, Kansas and
Texas crossing, a freight train on the lat
ter road struck the Missouri Pacific chair
car, knocked it off the rear trucks and
turned it on its side. The locomotive of
the freight train was derailed and badly
Ton Passengers Injured.
Among the passengers in the chair car
injured are: Mrs. W. If. Taylor, of Salt
Lake City, bead cut and limbs bruised;
Mrs. V. S. Xickson, of Kingman, Kan.,
hand cur, shoulder and breast bruised:
Jet! Parker, of Eldorado, Kan., right
hand cut, left hand sprained: Assistant
Superintendent of Telegraph L. F. Shel
don, of Sedalia, collar bone broken and
head cut above eyes; Mrs. Xaucy Parker,
badly shaken up and bead bruised; Mrs.
Jennie Gorber, of Sedalia, Mo., bead
bruised and ear cut ; child of Mrs. is. 11.
Ballinger. of this city, slightly bruised; J.
V. Robinson, of Lamed, Kan., badly cut
on right knee; George A. Miller, of Walk
er, Kans., right hip, thigh and shoulder
badly bruised and abraded; his wife had
her right hand sprained and otherwise in
jured. Xobody killed.
The Asuassination of M. Italtchefr.
Sofia, July 16. Of the men arrested
Tuesday in connection with the assassina
tion of M. Constantlne Baltcheff, the Bul
garian minister of finance, on the even
ing of March 27, while the minister warn
walking with Premier Stambuloff in the
streets of thi city, two were students.
These two men- confess that they mur
dered M. Baltcheff, and accompany the
confession with the atatemeut that they
were hired to commit the crime by Dr.
Tzatchetl, Dr. MolotI aud Colonel Kissoff,
all of whom have been arrested bv the
Hinckley licgau to Shout.
Tacoma., Wash., July lfj Thomas
Hinckley came over from Seat tie and went
on a spree. Procuring a revolver, he, in
company with a man named Douglas,
went into the Elk saloon and called up all
hands for a drink. While the barkeeper
was serving the crowd Hinckley began
shooting. William Brannon, the proprie
tor, and George Martin, city tax collector,
were Instantly killed. Several other per
sons were wounded. Hinckley and Doug
las are both tn pal. The murderer is bor
dering on delirium tremens.
SV1 C 1 NTIRE
Warm Weather Bargains.
One lot formerly J.2 l-2c, we
Twenty-fire pieces reduced to
Rock lalaxtd. Illinois.
GLEMANN 4 SALZlSf
ARK NOW SHOWING
Three Times as Large a Stock of
As any other similar
OLEiM h SAUMANN,
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 acd 314 Twentieth Street.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third sirt-ct and Fourth avecne, .... P.OCK ISsLAND. ILI
J. T. K'YAN, Proprietor.
Thii honeha Juatbeen refitted tliroupbont and if covin A Jo. 1 condition. It I"ar.'! c'.i-
Sl.00 per day hotife acd a desirable family bote!.
The Cigar Par Excellence.
OPERAS, CONCHAS FIN AS,
At Wholesale by
HARTZ & BAHNSEN.
Fifteen pieces reduced
Few more Lawns lerta
Black "Wash Good t
Tennis Suitings. Good"'
establishment in tLe city.