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.: 1FBLK AH&UB, MONDAY, 'jl L.Y 20- 1891.,
Music at Spring Cove every afternoon.
O. J. Dimick. of Chicago,' ia in the
Hammocks and croquet sets at Blrken
John Pend-T is in Chicago visiting
with friend-'. ,
II. E. Casteel, ot Fulton, . was in the
city over Sunday.
The city council meets in regular
monthly session tonight.
Grand slaughter of ladies' mullties all
this week at McCabe Bros'.
An oversight corrected. See Mc
Cabe'a adv. in this paper.
Harvey Randall, of Port Byron, was in
the city yesterday on business.
The Misses Emma and-Ida Beighartner
are visiting with friends in Peoria.
II. J. Porter, of Houston. Tex., is in
the city on a abort visit to friends.
F. A. Graves and family, of Fulton,
are visiting with relatives in the city.
Two days, Monday and Tuesday, 25
and 35c black silk mitta go for 17c at
A give away on Thursday all day at
McCabe Bros'. Remember, Thursday,
all day. See adv.. ,
Ex-Aid. W. H. Edwards came down
from Rock ford and spent Sunday with
his family in this city.
The third free cob cert will be given by
the Moline Lisht Guard band in Spencer
Equare tomorrow Bight.
Davenport defeated Ottawa yesterday
by a score of 4 to 3. The same two clubs
play today and tomorrow.
William Corcoran, accompanied by his
sister, Miss May, left this morning on a
visit to friends in Chicago.
Benjamin Bollman and wife, of Clin
ton, spent Sunday in the city, the guests
of Henry Jordan and wife.
Maj. Marcus Osborne Curtis, wife and
son, of New York, are in the city for a
summer visit to Col. Curtis.
All persons having paid interest on
their special assessment can have the same
by applying at the city clerk's office.
P. J. Cullijran, left this mornioj for
Savanna where he will hereafter be em
ployed in the shops of the C, M. A St.
Tickets for the Schnell club excursion
can be had of Andrew Hohlman at Si
mon & Mosenfelder's, and at "Wheelan
Bros", and .1. T. Shields grocery' stores.
Rev. T. W: Grafton, pastor of the
Christian chape!, is negotiating for the
purchase of one of C. F. Gaetjer'a houses,
705 Seventeenth street.
Mr. and Mrs. John Warner are arrang
ing lor a visit to tneir son in St. Paul and
Mr. Warner's old friend and neighbor
Thomas Saulpaugh, at Mankato, Minn.
Edward Burrill, Sr , has returned from
his visit to Wisconsin. The Mis3cs Bur.
rill will remain for a longer visit, prob
ably returning the latter part of the
William Seefeld, formerly of Rock Isl
and, has bought the refreshment stand
No. 813 West Second street, Davenport,
and hopes his friends will call and see him
when in that city.
The C, B. & Q railway this morning
tng commenced the erection of a tern
porary bridge from the lower end of Mo
line to Sylvan island across the tail race.
Next fall a permanent bridge will be
B. Birkenfeld has let a contract to C.
J. W. Schreiner for a handsome cottage
on Sixth avenue and Twenty-eighth
street, the price to be fl ,800. When it
is completed Mr. Birkenfeld will settle
down acd enjoy the comforts of home
Treasurer J. C. Peasley, of the C, B.
& Q., says that he will not be surprised
if the earnings of that system, for the
year commencing Sept. 1. increase $3,
000,000 over what they were for the
same period now current.
Nicol, Davenport's star pitcher, will
Lereafter wear a Chicago uniform. This
is the critical point in Nicol's base ball
career. Lie must now either make or kill
himself, and the big captain of the Chi
cagos will not give him much time to do
The Central District telephone corns
pany is occasioning considerable com
plaint on Seventeenth street by the reck
less manner in which the company is
cutting off tree limbs and branches res
gardless of how much the s ame are dis
figured, in putting in wires, etc,
Hon. J. H. Murphy, of Davenport, is
off for Europe on Tuesday, and will be
gone probably a year. He goes first to
Carlsblad, and will spend two or three
months for his health there. After that
he will spend the winter in the south of
Europe and return to the northern coun
tries next year.
Usedjn Millions of Homes
BARNUM SHOWS COMING.
Will Kock Island Have Another
Big Attraction This Year?
A iitttl of the Inside History r the
Al onier Aczrrcatloaa D the
Baronm.Bailey Folks Own
"Did you know that Rock Island was
likely to have Barnum's big show this
year?" enquired an old stager in the show
business of an Argus reporter this
"Thought the Barnum and Forepaugh
folka had an understanding not to visit
the same locality the same year," answered
the newspaper man.
"So they did when both the great show
men ware alive, but bless you don't you
know things are different now. Between
you and me and the gate post, there is
one proprietorship to the whole business
as between Barnum and Forepaugh this
year, and that is the reason it seems a
little strange that the Barnum show comes
here but it is nevertheless true, from the
best information I can gather.
"But there is some further inside his
tory of this case. When the executors of
the estate of the late Adam Forepaugh
shows sold out to the Barnum & Bailey
folks young Forepaugh, Jr.. the famous
elephant trainer, became indignant and
said he wanted the name of his father
perpetuated under bis name, and
kicked so vociferously that J. E. Cooper
was put in charge and in this way Adam
Jr., was induced to stay with the show
this season, but he is cot satisfied, and as
you know, he is seldom mentioned in con
nection with the show; be is not spoken
of prominently at all, and this is another
queer stroke of business policy.
But this is not the greatest fight that
is going on now in the show, world.
Sells Bros, and Adam Forepaugh, Jr.
are figuring for a bic deal next year that
will not please the Barnum-Bailey folks.
They are negotiating to start a new show
of which Adam, Jr., is to be the head
and front and which will be in truth and
name the Adam Forepaugh shows. 3 Un
der such an arrangement the present
Adam Forepaugh shows under the Coop
er management would have a hard time
proving its worth in title, good as the
show is in itself.
' I am satisfied that Bailey, of Barnum
& Bailey fame, owns both the Barnum
and Forepaugh shows, for this reason:
When O'Mara, of the Hanlon volters.lost
his lie at Clinton a week ago, the others
of these performeas wanted to cancel
their engagement for the season. Cooper
telegraphed Bailey for instructions, and
his answer, which I saw, read, 'Hold
them to their contract!' "
Advantage of Bemi Swimmer.
Hundreds of young lives are sacrificed
every Tear, especially in river towna, be
cause swimming is comparatively a lost
art. Mothers, who as a precaution, for
bid their children to go in the water,
should bear in mind that this very thing
may some day result in robbing them of
An incident that illustrates the valoe
ot children knowing how to swim camelo
light a day or two azo. A boy and
girl of about a dczen summers were
out on the river above town
in an old skiff. They had
gotten pretty well out when the craft
suddenly began to fi:i with water, and
the boy and girl would surely have bees
drowned, the water being about ten feet
deep, had it not been that they bad culti
vated the art of swimming. The boat
wan swamped, but the boy and his fair
little friend struck out for the shore, and
though much exhausted they soon reached
a place that was shallow enough to per
mit their wading nsbore. Tbe children
have been careful in guarding the secret
of tneir adventure, fearing to shock their
mammas, and for that reason their
names cannot be published. Moline
John Dunning was before Magistrate
Wivill this morning for abusive language,
the complaint being made by Constable
Louis V. Elkhart whom he had abused
while tbe latter was serving a legal paper
upon him. He was fined f 3 and costs.
. Tom Smith was assessed $3 and costs
by Magistrate Wivill this morning.
Found A water Spaniel dog. En
quire at No. 2942 Thirteenth avenue.
IN THE HAKE OF THE PROPHET,
flee! cry tbe vendor 8 of tbe fruit in Constanti
nople. Certainly, a "great cry over a little wool."
Scarcely legs foolish is the practice of those who
11 to violent physiciug for coetiveaess. They
dose themselves violently weaken their bowels by
so doing:, and disab.e them from acting regularly,
so that, verily, tbe last condition of each people
is worse than the first. Hostetter Stomach Bit
ters is the safe and effective substitute for such
vart expedients, for it is by no means expedient
to use them. What ia needed is a gentle but
thorough laxative, which not only Insures action
of the bowels without piin or weakening effects,
which also promotes a healthy secretion and flow
of bile into Ita proper channel. Dyspepsia, de
bility, kictoey complaints, rheumatism and ma
laria give in to the Bitters.
40 Years the Standard.
CHURCH AND STATE.
A Clash Between Priest and
DISPUTE 0TEB INDIAN EDUCATION.
Commtsnlnsn Morgan anil the Roman
Catholic Bureau are "Out" Cardinal
Gibbons Tries to Calm the Troubled
Waters and Meet with Signal Failure
The Commissioner Determined That
Matters Sh ill Remain as He Baa Put
Them Poll U of the Controversy.
Washixgtc k, July 20. Ever ainte In
dian Commissioner Morgan has held office
there has beet war between him and the
Roman Catholic church in this country;
or, to put it more correctly, certain offi
cials of the church have waged almost un
ceasing war upon Morgan. Attempts
have been ma le to secure his dismissal,
and the paper) have more than once re
ported that ttese attempts were on the eve
of success. The cause of this opposition
is that from the moment he took office
Mr. Morgan tad stated his position to be
one of opposition to theUnited States pay
ing money to church bodies to help them
educate the Indians.
An Advocate of State Schools.
He holds that the Indians should be
educated in common schools, supported
by the government, and entirely non
sectawan, the same as its common
schools of the state. He doubts the con
stitutionality of the appropriation made
by congress for the support ofr sectarian
schools and has no doubt of the unwis
dom in a cou ltry that makes tfie separa
tion of church and state one of its funda
mental principles. Owing to the activity
of the Kom.it Catholic church in this edu
cational work, that body gets a very large
proportion cf the appropriation. As it
educates the children to be Koman Catho
lics, here are two good reasons for it to op
A Cris.'S In the Controversy.
Congress, however, has not adopted Mor
gan's ideas; on the contrary, the last session
appropriated a larger sum than usual for
this sectarian education of Indians, to lie di
vided among the different church bodies in
proportion to the magnitude of thework
they were tarrying on. Of course Mor
gan does not defy the law. But in execut
ing the law he comes in conflict with the
ideas of the churchmen, and these clashes
have finally resulted iu a severing of the
official relat.onof the Indian office with
the Bureau of Catholic Missions at the
capital, at t ie head of which is Father
Chappelle, who is vice president of the
said bureau. The announcement of this
fact was mace by the commissioner last
I'at h r Cliappelle Protest.
This action of the commissionerhasbeen
taken because of a certain newspaper arti
cle reflecting upon the commissioner, and
Father Cha.ipelle has addressed a letter
to Mr. Morg.in declaring that the bureeu
is not responsible for the said article, and
that the cunacction with the bureau of
Mr. Gorman (who was, it is claimed by
the priest, responsible for the publication)
has been se ered. The priest also com
plains that t ie commissioner refused to
grant the b ireau officials in interview,
and generally protests against the action
of the commissioner, who, in severing the
official relations does not cease to aid
man Catholic schools, but deals directly
with the schools themselves instead of
with the bureau.
Commissioner Morgan's Sharp Reply.
The priest also says that the reasons for
the commissioner's action are almost en
tirely persoial. and that there is no valid
cause for 'he same. In reply the commis
sioner writes to Father Chappelle that he
sees no reason for any modification of his
action, and continues: "Your assurance
that the 'efforts of your bureau in the fu
ture will be as in the past they have ever
been to cordially co-erate in every
proper manlier with the Indian office in
its endeavor,' etc. is a little suggestive,
and promises anything but friendly rela
tions. I have already signed sev
eral contracts with with the Catholic
schools, whi( h are apparently glad to enter
into the new order of things."
CARDINAL GIBBONS TAKES A HAND.
He Essays the Role of Peacemaker with
Things having reached this pass Car
dinal Gibbois thought it time to say a
word in the role of peacemaker. Re
ferring to commissioner's severance of re
lations with the Roman Catholic bureau
the cardina; says: "This, I submit, is a
very grave step, and one that I fear will
be fraught with much embarrassment to
all concerned in the great and necessary
work ofedccatiag our Indian wards, and
result in many complications and conten
tions that can be productive only of dis
cord and trouble. I am clearly of opin
ion that it will be a mistake to carry out
your intent on, and therefore I trust you
will reconsHer the matter and conclude
to continue the relations heretofore ex
isting betw-en your office and the Cath
A Plea for Harmony.
"From the assurance given by the Cath
olic bureau, in its letter to you, I feel sure
that you will not in the future regret hav
ing complied with this request. Its desire,
as I am pleiaed to note, is to do everything
that is right and proper to bring about
harmony, and for myself I will say that I
will use my influence to prevent any one
concerned with that bureau indulging in
attacks upon you of a malevolent or per
sonal character. "
ffantfd It in Black and White.
lc reply to Cardinal Gibbons' letter the
commissioner says that the brief and sum
mary statements of his two letters to the
bureau can give only a faint idea of the
enormity of the offenses of the bureau,
continued tR-ough nearly two years of
fenses which have been patiently endured
until forbearance is no longer a virtue.
Regarding the matter of tbe refusal of a
personal ii terview with the bureau offi
cers, the commissioner says that no dis
courtesy was intended; he simply pre
ferred to hive all that was said on the
subject in writing.
Not Merely Trifling; Personalities.
The assa tits upon his personal charac
ter could, he says, hardly have been pleas
ing, but "j hen they went forth under t'ue
sanction o ' a great bureau, styling itself
Christian, when some of them were em
bodied in e a official communication and
sent in the name of the bureau to the
United States senate, which document
lies before oaeas I writes: others hurled at
me in an official letter and all accom
panied by vere denunciation of tbe en
tire adtnux t strtiun of Indian affairs, J hey
certainty inoot- be regarded as merely
trifling per tonalities personal grievances,
as the bureau is pleased to cajl them.
Many of them were laid before the presi
dent by a committee of bishops and made
the basis of a demand for the removal of
the commissioner of Indian affairs."
But MaTtelous Misrepresentation.
The commissioner i a lists that he had
been maliciously misrepresented and
misunderstood. He had not now and
never had the slightest antipathy toward
Roman Catholics, and was glad to count
among his choicest friends members of that
commnnion. His attitude toward Roman
Catholic contract schools, he inists, is suf
ficiently evinced by the largely increased
amounts conceded to them for next year.
The great advance in appropriations for
Indian education, the increased efficiency
of the sen-ice, the hearty support accord
ed his administration by the president,
the secretary, and the public generally,
the commissioner says are sufficient refu
tation of the charges.
STORY OF A RUSSIAN JEW.
Bow the Russian Officials Persecuted and
New York, July 30. Thirty detained
Immigrants, all Russian Jews, are await
ing the decision of the superintendent of
immigration. One of them, Mendal Ro
galski, aged 30, a carpenter by trade, teils
a pitiful tale of his adventures and suf
ferings in Russia. He became a suspect
while working at his trade in Riga, and
to escape Siberia, which was inevitable in
the event of his capture, he fled from city
to city, but was constantly pursued. He
was finally taken prisoner, beaten, and in
other ways treated most inhumanly, aDd
prepared for Siberia. He again escaped,
and after much suffering and great hard
ship reached Hamburg, from whence he
was assisted to this country.
Certain Death To lie Sent Back.
His savings of six years were taken
from him by his cantors in Russia and he
came here penniless, hence his detention.
He was very much affected, to find that be
will be returned to Europe after all his
sufferings and arduous efforts to reach
America. He says.if he is eauzht in Rus
sia again he will surely be put to death.
The other immigrants tell similar stories.
The Jewish societies have taken hold of
these cases and it is likely that they will
succeed in getting permission for their
SETTLED A CHURCH CONTROVERSY.
The Bishop's Approval Required In Get
ting: Kil of a Rector.
Cumberland, Md., July 20. The cir
cuit court for Garrett county at Oakland
Saturday filed a decision making perpet
ual a preliminary injunction obtained by
Rev. Frederick S. Hopkins against the
vestry of the Protestant Episcopal church
at Oakland, to restrain them from iuter
feriiur, with him in the discharge of his
ministerial functions. In January last
the vestry undertook to dismiss the rector
and upon his appeal to the bishop, whose
jurisdiction in the controversy was denied,
he was sustained.aud the vestry locked the
church and refused to permit him to otfi
cate. Congregation Versus Ministry.
He then applied to the civil courts for
an injunction. Iu the fiuht the vestry was
sustained by a large part of the congrega
tion, while almost every minister iu the
diocese contributed to the cause of the
rector. The decision in which the clergy
especially were itrterested.establifches t bat a
contract once entered into between a con
gregation of that denomination and a
rector can only le dissolved with the ap
proval of the bishop of the diocese.
Been Marrying Too Freely.
St. Louis, July 30. Charles B. Coning
haui, for the past four years telegraph op
erator in the broker's office of John Mul
ford, in this city, disappeared about a
week ago and his present whereabouts are
unknown. It is believed that financial
troubles, together with several intricate
matrimonial tangles, are the cause of his
absence. A few years ago Coningham
married a Miss Xellie Eastman, of St.
Paul, Minn., and after living with her for
a year left her and soon after formed the
acquaintance of a young woman at Wat
seka. Ills., with whom he lived as man
and wife for six years. Three years ago
he married Miss Clara Codding, of De
Soto, Mo., who, with her 10-months-old
baby, is left in a penniless condition.
Arrested for a Big Kianioixl Theft.
New York, July 3& Robert Howe, a
young bookmaker's clerk, has been ar
rested on the charge of stealing a J10,CN0
case of diamonds from the jewerry estab
lishment of Carl Warnicke, 13 West
Twenty-eighth street. The robbery oc
curred on February last and the police
have been at work on the case constantly.
On that date the prisoner, or a man who
very closely resembled him, called at the
Jewelry store with a handsomely dressed
woman, who said she wanted to purchase
some diamonds. They examined some
rings, but finally concluded not to pur
chase and left the place. A tray of dia
mondw valued at $10,000 was almost imme
Diabolism in Massachusetts.
Lancaster, Mass., July 20 Annie M.
Lawrence, aged 1-1, has told the police a
most shocking story of abuse by her step
father, Patrick F. Doolau, and on the
strength of her allegations Doolan has
been arrested. Annie says that she ha3
been the victim of her stepfather's pas
sion for five or six years, and that he hits
treated her shamefully in many other
ways. She declares that she was forced
by him to commit perjury in lbd, wheu
Carl Rosnell was sentenced to ptison for
six years on a charge of felonious assault
on her. Rosnell was convicted chiefly on
her testimony, and she now says there was
not a word of truth in it. Rosnell died in
Striking Tor Their "Personal Liberty."
Halifax,. K S., July 30. The Halifax
street car drivers and conductors bae
gone on strike because of certain regula
tions promulgated by the company pro
hibiting the employes from drinking liq
uor or treating, either during or after
wonting uoura, or visiting saloons upon
auy pretense. The men claim the right
to drink and treat if they wish. A com
promise will probably be reached soon.
Two Suicides at Gotham. -
New York, July 2k Charles S. Thomp
son, 42 years old, a Danish sailor, shot aci
killed himself yesterday morning. De
spondency was the probable cause of the
act. Charles S. Hensler, aged 52, commii
ten suicide yesterday by shooting. Do
mestic trouble is said to have been re
sponsible for the self-destruction.
Ontolala Seek Bwereatlon. 0
WASBUfeiOX, July 30. Secretary ros
ter and Attorney Geaeoal Miller went
down the Potomac Saturday on a revenue
cutter for a few days outing.
M c NTIRE
Warm Weather Bargains.
One lot formerly 12 l-2c, we
Twenty-five pieces reduced to
Rock Island. Illinois.
ARE NOW SHOWING
Three Times as
As any other similar establishment in the city.
CLEMANN & UilM
Nos. 1525 and
And Xos. 124, 126 and 128
MIDSUMMER CLEARING SALE!
"We are loaded with footwear of every kind and for every
one, which must be unloaded to make
room for fall goods, and on
Monday. July 20, and for one WeeK,
The Bell will ling with every 10th CASH SALE, and if your
purchase is the 10th ycxxr money will be returned to you wiJi
your goods, no matter if it be 10c or $10.00.
Kemember the Shoes cost do more, and you have a cbaiw
of gettiDg them for nothing
Open from 9 a. m to 8 p.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor arid Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St. . T l T i J
and Seventh Avenue, ' IvOCK l5i2nu.
iar All kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Placs ud estimate for all kicds of bciiiin
uroisaea on application.
f All kinds of Cut Flowers constantly on band.
Green Houses Flower Store
One blotk torth of Central Park, the largest in Ia. 804 Brady sTre-1. Dvenirt.I
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Comer Twenty-third street and Fourth arenne.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
This house has Just been refitted thrnngnont and is now in A No. 1 condition. It li s ilrrt-els
11.00 per day bouse and a desirable family hotel.
The Cigar Par Excellence.
OPERAS, CONCHAS FINAS,
At Wholesale by '
HARTZ & BAHNSEN.
Fifteen pieces reduced to
Few more Lawns lett at
Black "Wash Goods. Law
xtjiLLus Duiimgs. tjrood Ass
Large a Stock of
1527 Second Avenue,
and Harrison Sts , Davenport.
m. ; Saturday 10 p. m.
the Brady Street
KOCK ISLAND, IU-