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THIS AUGUO, THUKSDAY, JULY 23, 1891.
Jimcs Brittoo, of Andalasia,
"the city today.
Supervisor John A. Wilson, of Rural,
as in the city today.
Levi Filbert, of Port Byron, spent
yesterday in the city.
Miss Rosa Cohn left this morning for
Chicago on a visit to friends.
J. R. Walters, of Tacoma, Wash., is
i n the city on a visit to friends.
U1 IWrtman and family, of Morrison,
are visiting with friends in the city.
Rev. C. E. Taylor will preach this
evening at 7:45 in the United Presby
The Misses Mary and Laura Erantz, of
Oeneeeo, are spending a few days with
friends in the city.
The third subscription concert of Prof.
Otto's aeries will be given in the Elm
treet concert garden this evening.
Music at Spring Cove this evening.
-Cars leave Rock Island at 8 and 9 p.m.
Last car leavea tower at 13 o'clock.
Capt. Durham left with his boat, the
Gen. Barnard, for La Crosse this after
noon, accompanied by his family.
Prof. W. R. Gould will make bis balloon
ascension and parachute jump at Black
Hawk's tower Sunday afternoon at 4:80.
A bright little girl has arrived to
frighten the home of William Schillinger
and wife, on Elm street and Fifteenth
A. B. Johnson, of the Crown dining
room, will conduct the dining hall at the
Bock Island district M. E. camp meeting
The primary departments of the Broad
way and South Park churches joined in a
. pic Lie today in the groye in Rodman's
The Rockford Construction company
has completed the lower Second avenue
pavement, and the work ia such as the
company should be proud of.
Mrs. A. H. Wood gaye a ladies' tea
yesterday afternoon from 2 to 7. Forty
ladies called and the event was a verv
pleasant one in all respects.
E. E. Pollard, sheriff of Haryey coun
ty, Kansas, accompanied by his daugh
ter. Miss Lena, is in the city on a visit to
relatives. The latter will spend tie sum
An incipient blaze in the rear of Dix
on's merchant tailoring establishment
was squelched this morning by the effl-.
cient work of Frank Math, of Krell &
Math, without serious loss.
The engagement is announced of Lieut.
J. E Normoyle, of the regular army, and
Miss Emma Eckers, daughter of Samuel
' Eckers. of El Paxso. Tex. The young
officer is a Rock Islander and has hosts of
friends here who have known him from
L ist evening at 8 o'clock occurred the
marriage of Miss Mamie Sass to Albert
Herbert, Rev. A. C. Mennicke officiating.
The ceremony was performed in a cottage
on Thirty-ninth street, which has been
furnished by the groom. Only a few
intimate friends were present.
It is understood one of the South Rock
Ialacd commissioners has repented of his
position with regard to the changing of
the road at the watch tower, and ia wil
ling now to accept Mr. Louderback's
erms. It is to be hoped so. The corns
smsiocers ougni to De heartily ashamed
of their attitude, for they have ignored
the wishes of three-fourths of the prop
ertp holders of the township.
Jay Gould passed through Rock Island
- las: night bound for the Rockies. Be is
the special guest of the Rock Island road,
to which fact the Chicago papers attach
considerable significance, holding that it
is an evidence of not only a reconciliation
between Gould and Cable, but the exis
tence of a friendly feeling between them.
Owing to the non-return of the appli
cations from the bead physician on ac
count of the temporary absence of that
official from his office, the date of the
organization of the new M. W. A. camp at
Rock Iil and is posponed until Saturday
evening, August 1, at 8 o'clock. A
letter from Head Clerk Hawes says, ar
rangements to insure an Interesting and
entertaining exetnplflcation of the ritual
will be made.
P. J. Louer has sued the Davenport
Times for $15,000 for defamation of
-character, resulting from and article pub
lished in the Times of June 18. wherein
was contained Mr. Louer's statement that
he had insulted a man's wife, and further
that the husband had come to his office
and threatened his life, and also that the
wife had shaken hands with him, stating
the insult was excused.
The Davenport & Rock Island street
railway company began moving the
tracks to the middle of the street on Mo
line avenue east of Twenty-third at 2:30
this morning, the right hand track being
Used in Millions of Homes
spliced and moved out by moonlight, as
far east as Twenty-fourth street. The
men brought their breakfast with them.
Tomorrow morning the other curve and
track will be moved for the same distance
and both will then be moved together.
Rapidly as the men worked this morning'
they did not get through by the time for
the opening of the service, and cars were
unavoidably delayed some time in conse
Fans which are operated by electricity
are being put in the passenger cars on
the fast trains on the Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul road between Chicago, Mil
waukee, St. Paul and Minneapolis, and
between Chicago, Omaha and Sioux City.
The fans are placed at either end of a
car, and by their use H is claimed the
temperature of a car can be reduced over
20 degrees. This is only one respect of
many in which this great system excels
in caring for the comfort of its passen
gers. Accommodations are as frequently
subject of compliment and as seldom of
complaint on the Milwaukee as on any of
the great trunk lines of the east, where
luxuries are supposed to abound more
plentiful than they do out hete beyond
Officer Glass, of Rock Island, is prob
ably furnishing more fun to the square
inch than any other man in this senator
ial district. Some of our Geneseo boys
who attended the Forepaugh show
caught onto it, but most of them didn't.
While the procession was passing through
the streets, an old man driving a mule
followed it. He was a hayseed from Pos
semedunk. He had a bag of oats and a
bag of hay in his wagon, also a jug from
which he occasionally refreshed himself.
He wanted to know of the
crowd where the circus grounds
were, and which were the ele
phants. A swarm of laughing men and
boys surrounded him, as be moved along
at the side of the procession, staring
about in a great state of wonder and ad
miration at the gorge dus parade. Officer
Glass approached in a great state of of
ficial dignity. He grabbed the old man's
mule by the bridle, and told the old man
to consider him under arrest for obstruct
ing the street. Then the crowd screamed.
and Officer Glass began to look wild,
"He's one of de clowns, ye fool copper,"
yelled a gamin. Then Officer Glass be
gan, in tne slow, methodical manner of
an .officer of the law, to recall various
occasions when he had seen men dreesed
as countrymen in the circus, who attempt
ed to perform, and finally peeled off
their clothes while the country girls faded
out of sight behind fans and umbrellas,
and nearly drowned themselves with red
lemonade; while the supposed country
man proved a performer in disguise.
Officer Glass let go of the mule, and van
ished around a corner, amid the derisiye
jeers of the multitude; as the "old farmer"
said, "who was that fellert Bet he
wanted to steal my hay! Or perhaps be
wanted my mule. I wouldn't part with
that air mule for an elephant." . When
Officer Glass comes down town now, he
scowls, as through a Glass darkly.
The Fierpait Raera.
Free port will sustain its well known
reputation as a racing center by giving a
Bummer meeting, August 4, 5, 6 and 7.
1891. For this meeting the association
hangs np $5000 in purses.and has adopted
the popular five per cent entry, which
they originated, and which has found
favor among leading horsemen. This
guarantees large fields and fast races.
In addition, the P. H. Butler combina
tion will each day give their four-horse
chariot races, umbrella races, mile hurdle
races, ten mile races, lady riders, chang
ing horses each mile and many other in
teresting events. With this combination
are the Misses White and Williams, the
champion lady riders of the United
All railroads give excursion rates that
week to the races, and the Freeport meet
will no doubt be the meet of the season.
I.ok Out Tor Hint.
. The business men of Amboy were taken
'n the other day by a bogus advance
agent for a circus. He visited that town
and gave it out that be was the advance
agent for a large circus. He made con
tracts with a lumber merchant for bill
boards, with the butcher for meat, and
with a grocer for groceries, and then bor
rowed $100, which was to be paid bsck
when the circus struck the town, but the
circus has not yet arrived in Amboy, and
the bogus agent is no doubt working the
same game in other towns.
A handsome complexion is one of the
greatest charms a woman can possass.
Pozzom s Complexion powder gives it.
IB THE BAU 07 TEX FKOFHBT.
figs! err the vendors of the fruit in constant!
nople. Certainly a "great cry over a little wool."
Scarcely leas foollih is the practice of those who
fly to violent physicing for costireaess. They
doee themselves violently weaken their bowels by
so doing-, and disable them from acting regalarly.
so that, verily, the last condition of snch people
ia worse than the first. Hoetetter's Stomach Bit
ters is the rafe and effective substitute for snch
vast expedients, for it is by co means expedient
to use them. What is needed is a gsutle but
thorough laxative, which not onlr insnres action
of the bowel, without piin or weakening- effects.
wnicn aiso promote, a neaitnr secretion ana flow
or one inUi its proper cuannel. Uyspepela, de
bility, kidoey complaints, rheumatism and ma
laria give in to the Bitters.
40 Years the Standard
CE0PS LAID WASTE
Hail, Wind and Rain Play Ter
IIUIN WROUGHT IN THE OAT FIELDS
Itonsaajas Reported to the Extent of
Million, of Dollar. Cherokee Gets As
other Dose of Flood Another Bridge
Wrecked and the Railways Washed
Oat Thirty-Six Square Miles of Terri
tory Swept Over In Dakota Damage
Des Moines, Ia., July 83. Reports re
ceived from various points in cerajtnl Iowa
show that great damage was done to'.the c ate
crop by a severe wind and rain storm ear
ly yesterday morning. Very few farmers
liad harvested a portion of .their oats, but
the loss can be said to be general, almost
total, and to aggregate millions of dollars.
If the storm was as severe all over central
Iowa as it was in this vicinity it will be
a severe disaster to the farmers and a seri-
c us loss to the general business of the
state. The storm was very short in dura
tion, exceeding not a half an hour, but the
wind blew a gale and rain poured down in
Farther Havoc at Cherokee.
Cherokee, Ia., July 33. Cherokee
county was visited yesterday morning by
a most disastrous rain and wind storm,
e nly equalled by the great flood of June
13. Tuesday evening a terrific rainstorm
set in, accompanied by hail and high wind,
which continued up to 4 o'clock yesterday
morning. Railroad creek in this city at
tained a height of only two feet lower
than last month, when it wrought such
terrible havoc. Much alarm was felt by
the remaining residents on the flat, and
many of them deserted their homes. Two
residences, which were moved from their
foundations by the former flood, were yes
terday morning carried into the Sioux
river and dashed to pieces on the Second
A Bridge Swept Away.
Many timbers and ruins saved from the
former storm were swept into the river
i.nd lodged against the bridge, which went
out at an early hour yesterday morning.
Two other bridges in the city were also
tarried away. There are washouts on the
Illinois Central railroad between this
ointand Sioux City and also on the
Cherokee division of the Illinois Central
north and south of here. Corn and small
Krain have suffered great damage by hav
ing been flattened by the heavy rain and
Swept Over Thirty-Six Miles.
Ellesdale, X. D., July 23. Meager re
ports from Tuesdav nieht's hailstorm In
this and" adjoining counties show that the
damage in Dickey county is not so serious
as feared. A strip three miles wide and
twelve miles long was swept by the hail,
but in a part of the county not extensively
1 armed. 1 he damage to crops will not
exceed 1,000 acres in this county. In Mc-
fnerson county around estport the hai!
made a clean sweep and several thousand
acres are reported to be beaten into the
ground. Crop prospects were never finer
in this part of North Dakota, and Dickey
county promises to be the banner wheat
county of the James River valley this
year. Harvest will begin in two weeks.
Help is scarce and there is much appre
hension on that account.
Along the Illinois Central.
.Watebloo, Ia., July v A heavy storm
extended along the Illinois Central's lir .'S
from this city west to the Missouri river
at an early hour yesterday morning. At
Cedar Falls a barn belonging to C. T.
Round, and containing 1-W tons of hay,
was destroyed. Oats all over this section
were badly lodged by the storm.
Bail Cnts the Corn Crop to Pieces.
Concordia, Kan., July 33. A disas
trous hail storm a mile wide passed
through the northern part of this county
yesterday afternoon, cutting the corn crop
all to pieces. 1 ne storm was severest tie
tween Wayne and Hoi lis. It spent its
lorce before reaching Norway.
Hail Cause. t 100,000 Damage.
St. Peter. Minn., July 33. The hail
storm which passed over the western part
of the county on Sunday laid low all the
crops and caused a loss to grain estimated
at 1 100,000. 1 he losers were uninsured.
A YOUNG GIRL MURDERED.
Her Throat Cut From Far to Ear by
Hazeltox, Pa., July 33. Lat timer, a
small mining town four miles from here,
was yesterday the scene of a most brutal
and cowardly murder. Mrs. Garoyer
wenthuckleberrying at an early hour in
the morning and left her daughter, Mary,
aged 13, at home to attend to the baby.
Upon her return shortly after noon
time she found the doors bolted
and upon forcing them, found the dead
body of her daughter lying on the floor in
a pool of blood, with her throat cut from
ear to ear. At her side lay a big butcher
knife. At first it was thought that an as
sault had been attempted, and that the
murderer lulled the girl to cover the
- Robbed of All Their Savings.
But this is not sustained upon further
examination. It is supposed that a man
entered the house to rob the family of
their savings, which were very large. The
box containing the savings of years is
gone, and it is supposed the robber was
caught in the act by the girl, whom be
m ordered to conceal his identity. There
ia no clew to the robber.
Carnegie's Company Wins a Strike.
DuQUKSSE. Pa., July 23. The steel
workers' strike at the Carnegie Alle
gheny Bessemer Steel works for recogni
tion of the Amalgamated association
ended Tuesday in a victory for the firm.
The men will return to work at the com'
May (iet the Same Dose.
Baltimore, July 23. XicoLis Hoffman,
whose evidence sent William Blaney to
the scaffold for the murder of his aunt
and grandmother, is now under arrest
himself ehargjd with the murder of Peter
Nagel. He p-ished off a wharf Tue-
day morning, and the man was drowned.
Took Mat I'oUon am! W ill Dir.
Sjieujtville. lad., July 23. John L.
Rhodes, a miller in good circumstances,
living seven miles north of this place, at-
wamptamaBietme Wadjiwiiay bj ' Mr rat
WOODS FULL OF MAD FOXES.
Remarkable Epidemic Among the Little
Brutes In South Carolina.
Charleston, July 33. Last fall th
country around Pineopolis, a suburb of
this city, was demoralized by reports of
ravages of mad foxes. News was received
yesterday to the effect that the disease has
spread through the' country, and it has
become dangerous to travel through the
woods. A planter from Ten Mile hill re
ports that the woods in that region are
full of mad foxes, asd the negro popula
tion, which is very dense around th
phosphate mines, is in a state of panic.
Many persons have been attacked by
rabid foxes within the past few days, and
thus far thirteen persons have been se
Had to Fight for His Life.
Yesterday William Fraser, a negro, had
a desperate enounter with one. The fox
rushed at him and a lively fight ensued,
the man being unarmed. His clothes
were torn into shreds, but he succeeded in
beating the beast off without suffering
any injury. - Two of these mad foxes have
been killed thus far. The entire popula
tion is up in arms, and an effort will be
made to clean the animals out. None of
the persons bitten by the foxes has as yet
shown symptoms of hydrophobia. The
theory is' advanced that the disease is
caused by the drought.
The Record at Base Ball.
Chicago, July 33. League base ball
scores yesterday were: At Chicago Chi
cago, 16; Cincinnati, 8. At Cleveland
Cleveland, 0; Pittsburg, 4. At Boston
Boston; 11; Brooklyn, 5. At New York
New York, 0; Philadelphia, 3.
Association: At St. Louis St. Louis,
10; Cincinnati, 3. At Louisville Louis
ville, 0; Columbus, 4. At Boston Bos
ton, 11; Washington, 0. At Baltimore
Baltimore, 12; Athletic, 9.
estern: At Duluth Milwaukee, 7; Du-
luth, 4. At Denver Lincoln, 9; Denver,
10. At Minneapolis Sioux City, 5; Min
Illinois-Iowa: At Cedar Rapids Cedar
Rapids, 4; Quincy, 2. At Joliet Joliet, 9;
Jumped the Tracks.
Carlisle, Pa.. July 33. A passenger
train on the Philadelphia, Harrisburg and
Pittsburg railroad, bound from Harris
burg to Gettysburg, jumped the track
near here while running at full speed.
Express Messen ger Watson was probably
fatally injured, while David Levan, of
Reading, solicitor of the Philadelphia
Times, and Conductor Bunibaugh were
severely cut and bruised. The track was
torn up for a great distance, totally sus
pending traffic. The spreading of the
rails caused the accident.
' The Latest Lie on Blaine.
Bar Harbor, July 3; .In order to ascer
tain how true is the report that Mr. Blaine
has Bright's disease, a reporter visited Dr.
Foster, Mr. Blaine's physician. He went
with the reporter to the cottage of Dr.
Smith who treated Mr. Blaine until the mid
dle of .June. The two physicians concurred
in the opinion as they declared without
any mental reservation that their patient
has had no symptoms of Bright s disease
or any other chronic kidney affection dur
ing their conduct of the case.
Too Common To Be Kxclting.
Hesde::sox, Tex., July 23. A negro
named William Johnson, aged 17 years,
was taken out of the county jail Tuesday
morning by an armed mob. who overpow
ered the jailer, getting possession of his
keys and securing the negro. They quiet
ly took him to a tree near the public
square and hanged him. No excitement
prevailed. Another negro was jailed just
a few hours previous to the lynching.
Had his presence been kuown he would
have shared the fate of Johnson.
Ran Over a Cow with Fatal Result.
Lock Haven', Pa., July 23. The engine
of the fast passenger train on the Bald
Eagle Valley railroad ran over a ccw six
teen miles west of this city yesterday
morning. The engine was thrown from
the track and Engineer Frank Wood, of
Tyrone, killed and Fireman William
Spiker injured. C. E. Wait, of this city,
who was riding on the engine, was ser
Crnuld Traveling In Search of Health.
Chicago, July 23. Jay Gonld and party
arrived here yesterday and departed for
the Rocky mountains at 7 p. m. Mr.
Gould is very much under the weather
and looks thin, pale and haggard. He is
not in nearly as good health as when he
was west in March and seemed to feel the
effects of the heat very much. Mr. Gould's
visit west is solely in search of health.
' Dragged to Death by a Mule. ""V
MEXK'0,Mo.,July 23. Thomas Vaughan,
a prominent farmer living sixteen miles
north of here, was dragged to death by a
young mule yesterday. A long rope was
attached to the animal's neck to facilitate
its capture. The rope got aroun
Vaughan's legs, and the mule bounded
away, dragging the farmer around the
field until he was dead.
Liability of Britinh Employers.
LOKDON', July 23. The house of lords,
sitting as a court of ' appeal, has decided
that employers are liable for injuries to
workmen laboring in dangerous places
unless they have especially warned them
of the perils to which they are exposed.
The house thus reverses previous decisions
on this imp,, tan t point.
Burned by a Gasoline Explosion. ,
Chicago, July 33. A gasoliue stove ex
ploded yesterday at the residence of Mrs.
Gattney, at the corner of West Chicago
avenue and May street. Mrs. Gattney
and ner baby auu Mrs. btolte and her
year-old child were severely burned about
the head and breast. They were taken to
the county hospital.
Customs Continue to Fall Off.
Washington, July 23. A statement
prepared at the treasury department shows
that the receipts from customs at the port
of New York during the first twenty days
of the present month were (6,795,487, or
(3,285,561 less than the receipts at the same
port during the correspondiag period of
Seized in American Waters.
Eastport, Me., July 23. The Sentinel
j is out with a fac simile chart of Passama-
quoddy bay, made by Admiral Owen in
1847, by which it it evident that the recent
seizures of fishing boats by the Canadian
' cruiser Dream were illegal.
Made an Assignment.
Wichita, Kan., July 23. W. G. Bish
ops & Sons, wholesale cigar dealers,
have made an assignment for the benefit.
ol Uujir creditors. Xiia liabiliiittj axi
about $40,000; asset not known.
One lot formerly 12 l-2c. we
Twenty-five pieces reduced to
As any other similar establishment in the eitj.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Noa. 124, 126 and 128 Sixteenth Street,
MIDSUMMER CLEARING SALE
We are loaded with footwear of every kind and for every
one, which nrast be unloaded to make
room for fall goods, and on
Monday, July 20, and for one WeeK
purchase is the 10th your money will be returned to you V
your gooas, no matter if it be 10c or $10.00.
Kemember the Shoes cost do more, and you have a ch.
of getting them for nothing
Contractor and Builder.
Jfflce and Shop Corner Seventeenth St. . T T T-.T-
and Seventh Avenue, ' IvOCK ISiE
OF-All kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimates for all kind of bslli'Mi
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth arenue.
This house has J tut been refltted thronghont and is now in A No. 1 condition. It !s 5r:-uH
Warm Weather Bargains.
Fifteen pieces reduced to
Few more Lawns lett at
Black Wash Goods iJ
6C. v.ooa a
Rock Island. Illinois.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN
ASS NOW SHOWING
Three Times as Large a Stock of
The Bell will rimr with every 10th CASH SA17R nd if.
Second and Harrison Sts , Davenpo'
Open from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. ; Saturdays 10 p. m.
B. F. DeGEAR,
luroisneu on application.
ST. JAMES HOTEL
ROCK IsUSD. It
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
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