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THJ AKGUB, . THURSDAY. JULY 30 . 1891.
Bicycle gloves at Bennett'.
Prospect park opening this evening.
Dancing at Spring Cove this evening.
Spring chickens and ducks at Brown
er's. Grand opening of Prospect park this
Musk-melons and water-melons at
Music -and dancing at Spring Cove
slide this evening.
Several kinds of gloves for motormen
at Bennett's glove store.
W. D. Webster, of Cordova, was in the
city yesterday on business.
H. M. Weir, of Cambridge, spent a few
hours in the city yesterday.
. California pears, peaches, grapes and
egg plums at Browner's.
This evening occurs the grand opening
of Prospect park, Moline.
Four houses were burglarized in Davs
enport during Tuesday nixht.
Miss Josie McCarthy, of St. Louis, is
visiting with friends in the city.
The first cars were run over the C,
B. & Q track to Svlvan island today.
C. J. Brownson, of Chicago, is spend
Dg few days with friends in the city.
Gloves adapted especially to the use of
treet car motormen for sale at Bennett's.
Samuel Bean and wife rejoice in the
arrival of'a little son at their home on
Mrs. Woodward and grandson, Willie
Adams, left for Peoria this morning on a
ihort visit to relatives.
This evening occurs the regular subs
scriptiou concert of Prof. Otto's band and
orchestra at Hmcher's Elm street &ummer
garden . ?
H. C. Frick desires The Argus to say
that the report that a horse from his
livery stable had escaped into Spencer
square is ill-founded.
Boss Wells has made another stagger
at getting a substitute carrier, and has
appointed Fred Schuck to the position
James McG&rvey wouldn't have.
The Misses Lida and L'zzie Oltman, of
Hampton, arrived in the city this morn
ing on their way home from a visit to
friends in St. Ptui and Minneapolis.
August Ilueslog and wife left this
morning for Chicaeo, where Mr. Huesins
will again undergo treatment of bis eye,
which has troubled him for some time.
The Misses Blanche Vail and Martha
Schroeder, who have been visiting'at the
residence of Saniutl Arndt the past few
days, returned to their home in Geneseo
Tonight occurs the grand opening of
Moline's level v resort Prospect park.
Cars will run as Ute as 11 o'elock on the
Union line, connecting with the Moline
Central electric road.
Mrs. Mary Egm and daughter. Miss
Agnes, and Kecompanied by Mis Kate
O'Oonnell. of Ctrben Cliff, left last eve
ning for aa extended visit to friends in
Minneapolis and vicinity.
There is to be a lawn sociable at the
residence of Gen. W. A. Schmitt in
Edgewood park this evening for the ben
efit of a young minister who is about to
depart for missionary fields abroad.
E. I. Levecn of the London Clothing
company, has returned from his eastern
purchasing trip. The finest assortment
of furnishing goods that has been brought
to Rock Island will be the result.
The MoliDe Congregational church last
evening accepted the resignation of the
pastor. Rev. C. L. Morgan, who will
accept the call to the Church of the Re
deemer, on the north side, Chicago.
Judge Adams has issued a special
venire for jurors to report in the county
court tomorrow morning to assess dam
ages in condemnation proceedings for the
widening of Sixteenth street in Moline.
Rev. R- F. Sweet, who was expected
home from his lake cruise Aug. 1, will
not return until the 31 or 6tb, in conse
quence of which the celebration service
at Trinity church, announced Sunday last
will be changed from 12 m. to 7 a; m.
The annual picnic of ".be old settleTS of
Henry county will De held in Atkinson
Park on Thursday. Aug. 20. A fine pro
gramme has been prepared, including
speeches, music and a general good time.
All old settlers of Henry, Bureau, Stark,
Rock Island and Whitside counties are in
vited to attend. Geneseo News.
M . V. Archer today commenced rais
ing the band stand in Spencer square,
Commissioner Jackson having authorised
the work done in order to afford better
opportunity to see and hear the band
on concert nights, when the square is
The Central ' Presbyterian Sunday
school went to Prospect park near Molina
on its annual picnic today. The syndi
cate cars took the pleasure seekers as far
as Fifteenth street in Moline via the
Union line, and transferred them there to
the Moline Central.
The annual inspection, pde and pic
nic of the Moline firemen will be he'd
next S rturday. ' The inspection and par
ade will be held in the forenoon and
the p.cnic in the afternoon and eve
ning. A laree number of visitors are
expect sd from neighboring cities.
Roc' j Island is becoming widely known
as an objective point for excursions. To
day as excursion of 450 from Morrison,
111., urrived on the steamer Yerne
Swain and barge and spent the day sight
seeing in this vicinity. Nearly every
carriag e in town was engaged and the
street cars were thronged with people
taking in the town. They returned -on
the S ain this afternoon.
And now LeClaire comes to the , front
again with another shooting affair. This
time Joseph Young and Frank Cunning
ham, two young men, got into an alter-'
cation and Young drew a revolt r and
shot a. Cunningham fortunately missing
the later. Nothing was done about it,
however, as people in LeClaire don't no
tice a little thing like that.
A Chicago lady visiting in Prophets
town, says the Spike, was sitting on the
porch when a spent bullet struck her in
the forehead just above the eye. It was
from t ie gun of some distant and un
known hunter. The doctor who ex
tracted it found the bullet somewhat flat
tened. An inch lower and the brain
would have been penetrated through the
Secretary Searle of the Rock Island
Citizei b' Improvement association, called
on Secretary Porter, of the Moline Busi
ness Men's association, yesterday and
laid before him the proposition of the
Rock Island association for a Twin city
Columbian celebration in 1S92. Mr.
Porter took kindly to the idea and assured
Mr. Scirie he would call a meeting of the
Moline association in the near future for
special consideration of the matter.
The deadlock which has existed for
sometine between the members of the
board of education at Le Claire as to
who should be the principal of the schools
there tie coming year, has at last been
broken by all agreeing on Prof. Kinsley,
the former principal, but the latter is now
indignant because the directors delayed
his apf ointment so long and he hesitates
about incepting it. It is hard to state
just vet where it will end.
The conductors on ths Rock Island and
Moline lines of the railway syndicate do
not no v come on until 8 30 a. m. and
run until 8:30 in the evening. This gives
the conductors shorter hours, at the same
time does not seriously inconvenience the
public, as travel is light at times other
than tbose in which they are on duty.
During the maia part of the day, how
ever, it would be risk to do without them
as the motormen have no time to look af
ter fan 8 when people begin to ride. An
arrangement is cow being considered to
give ths motorraca still shorter hoars, the
conductors having been provided for. and
to also provide a permanent, reliable time
card. When the present track laying is
completed, as it will be in a few days,
this latter will be possible.
Fred Hass, to whose labors as mu ch as
those of any one man the success of the
viaduct is due, is now devoting timself
to mak.ng the Sunset park project on
the riser front a success. Mr. Hags
called i t The Argus office this morning
to say that be would make" a cash dona
tion of $1,000 to start a fund for the im
prover! ent of the park suggested, and
also devote his personal time and labor
to its success. It begins to look as if the
river front park, like all other things or
iginality m the Rock Island Improvement
associa Jon, was bound to be a success.
So be i
. Mrs. Elmora Craig, wife of John
Craig, formerly of Corbon Cliff, died on
Sunday last in Chicago, where they have
been living for a year or two. The cause
of deatiwas enlargement of the liver.
The re aoains were shipped to Carbon
Cliff, arriving at 3 p. m. Tuesday, and an
hour la er they were laid to rest in the
family lot, the services being held at
Bowles chapel, H. L. Bnllen, of Moline,
an old friend of the "family, officiating.
The attendance at the funeral was very
large. The deceased was 60 years of age.
The Orion Times prints this interesting
bit of legendary lore: "The old town
clock tt Bishop hill still continues to
strike the hours of the day' and night,
thus reminding the people of the good old
colony day 8. This was made in 1649.
An old Seth Thomas cloek was taken as a
model i.nd increased by multiplying the
size of each piece of machinery to find
the siae wanted. The patterns were thus
made a id beam pieces cast in the best
material that could then be obtained at
that pltce, fitted up and is running today
in apparently as good order as when first
started 40 years ago "
in Millions of Homes '40 Years the Standard.
HE QUIT EATING.
A Hospital Patient Fasts for
COWBOY'S ALLEGED FEAT.
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AND THEN EATS A SQUARE MEAL.
The Feat Performed as a Core for an In
jured Spine A S-Year-Old Girts Trav
els Across the Continent Alone Har
ried on the Suspension Bridge at Niag
ara Felt Three Stories ' and Walked
Off Unhurt Chivalrous Mr. De Banks.
Patersos, N. J., July 30. Patrick
Quigley-. has been an Inmate of St. Jo
seph's hospital for over two months, suf
fering from an injury to his spine, re
ceived while employed in the ore mines at
Sterling. When he was admitted to the
hospital it was thought that his case was
incurable. He could not retain food.
Finally his taste became practically dead.
About sixty-five days ago Quigley decided
to starve himself, and sixty days ago last
Saturday he stopped eating. His case
was watched by the hospital authorities.
No food passed Quigley's-lips.
Broke His Fast on Pie.
His only nourishment was a cup of tea
or a glass of water. The mun wasted to a
mere skeleton. He was very cheerful and
said he felt better than when he tried to
eat. He had au idea that if he abstained
from food he would regain his health.
Last Saturday, just sixty days after he
stopped eatiug, Quigley said he thought
he would like to eat something. He craved
a piece of home-made pie. A piece was
brought to him and he soon ate it. The
physicians who had watched the case were
present when he ate the pie, and were sur
prised when he informed them that not
only had his tasti been restored, but that
his stomach oould retain'food for the first
time since he had been injured.
The Fast Works a Cure.
Quigley ate a hearty meal after he dis
posed of the pie. He felt very much elatt I
to think that by fasting sixty days he he1
au appetite and could eat. The fast made
by Quigley equals those which Dr. Tanner
and Sig. Succi made for notoriety and
money. Quitiey says he made his to re
store his health. The hospital physicians
think Quigley will soon be able to go out.
A LITTLE GIRL'S TRIP.
She Travels Alone from Brooklyn, Jf. V.,
to Tacoma, Wash.
XEwYor.K.Julyl. The fact 'that chil
dren can travel alone on American rail
roads wit h perfect safety was illustrated a
few days ao by M. C. Roach, general
eastern rass.-nger agrnt of the Xcw York
Central On the lsth of the present
month Mr. Uoach ticketed to Tacoma,
Wash., a little girl from Brooklyn about
9 years of ae, who made the trip with
perfect safet.r, arriving at her destinatitn
July 2i In the trip she passed over the
Xew York Central, Lake Shore, Chicaeo.
Milwaukee acd Paul, and Northern Pa
cific roads, with three changes of cars.
Hail a Letter to Conductors.
Mr. Roacb gave the little passenger a let
ter to the train conductors, which she was
instructed o show to each train officer.
TLoy were aked to indorse their names
upon the reverse side of the letter, which
was in the nature of a receipt showing
that the passenger had reached them and
passed over to the next conductor. The
paper when returned to the writer
here bore the indorsement of twentv-two
conductors, the last one making the -in- I
aorsement mat rne irl hart been safely
delivered to her father on her arrival.
The Latest Matrimonial Freak.
Niagara Falls, X. Y., July 30. Henry
Bird, of Xewark, X. J., aged about E0
years, and Miss Carrie Scudder, whose age
cannot be more than half that.were the con
tracting parties in a romantic marriage
Tuesday night. As the sun was sinking the
couple, together with Justice Russell and
a curious crowd, repaired to the center of
the Suspension bridge, where, amid the
falling spray and he thunder of the cata
ract, the justice tied the nuptial knot. A
banquet at the Casino followed, where
every one who called was made welcome.
A Chicago Man's Lofty Tumble.
Chicago, July 30. An unknown man
fell from the third story of a building in
the course of construction on Milwaukee
avenue near West Chicago avenue about
noon yesterday. The ambulance was
hastily sent for, but before its arrival the
man was on his feet again, seemingly
little the worse for his fall. He refused to
goto the county hospital or to give any in
formation concerning himself, and in re
sponse to all inquiries would only reply
that he was not drunk, and would go
where he liked.
DeBanks Was a Gallant Man.
Birmingham, Conn., July 30. Miss
Daisy Brooks, a prominent young society
woman, went driving with William De
Banks. The horses became frightened and
DeBanks leaped from the carriage, leav
ing Miss Brooks in, danger. She seized
the reins, and at a suitable moment
jumped, but unfortunately her feet be
came entangled and she was dragged sev
eral blocks. She was picked up uncon
scious. Her face was terribly torn, but
no bones were broken. DeBanks was not
Nine Honrs in a Cold Bath.
Milwaukee, July 30. A guest of the
Plankinton house, whose name the hotel
people will not divulge, looked a little too
long on the wine the other night, and on
returning to the hotel filled his bath tub
with cold wcter and got in, intending to
take a bath for the purpose of bracing hiia
up. He fell asleep there, and was found
by a bell boy still in the bath nine hoo-
later. He was very stiff, but otherwise
none the worse for his experience, and
says he will not try it any more.
Stole Bread for His Family.
Xew York, , July 80. James Dolan
pleaded guilty before Justice Duffy yea
day to stealing a bag of flour. He said he
could get no work, and his family was
starving. His story was corroborated,
and the justice let him go.
Prominent Chicago Merchant Bead.
Chicago, July 30. David B. Fisk, the
head of the most extensive wholesale mil
linery establishment in the world, died at
his home. 2,100 Calumet Avenue, at 7
o'clock last night. Mr. Fisk was more
than four years beyond the allotted three
score years and ten, and had been in the
wholesale millinery business in Chicago
since 1853. His life was one devoted en
tirely to the business which made him
known the world over, and which will
preserve bis memory. .
He Saves a Young Lady's Life by the Use
, of His Lasso.
Chamberlain, S. R. July 30. Among
the tales of the round-up of cattle west of
the Missouri river is one with a flavor of
romance. When the cattlemen bad cleaned
wp the reservation and crossed the Chey
enne the camp was visited one evening by
a party from a neighboring ranch, one of
whom was a charming young girl from
the east. Miss Lettie Barton. She was
delighted by the novelty of the scenes at
camp, and readily accepted an invitation
from Alex Kenyon, one of the men, to
take a canter over the bluffs to the river.
Suddenly a black.steer rushed out from a
clump of bushes.' The- horse which the
young lady rode took fright, became un
manageable and bounded away toward
the river. Kenyon trfed to overtake the
Saved from a Frightful Plunge.
As the two horses rushed up the bluff, a
sheer precipice, fringed with treetops, ap
peared a few rods ahead. It looked as if
horse and ride were doomed, but Kenyon,
who had anticipated the danger, reined in
his horse, swung his rope lariat about his
head and sent it uncoiling ia the air. The
loop fell about the shoulders . of the
frightened girl, the cowboy's horse reared
back, the rope tightened and the girl was
lifted from the saddle and drawn to the
heavily tufted prairie sod. The young
woman, half conscious, was borne back to
camp by her cavalier, who was prouder of
his exploit than the cowboy who beat the
steer-roping record last year.
Two Big Trotting Sensations.
Cleveland, O., July 30. There were
two big sensation at the grand circuit
meeting here yesterday. The first was
the phenomenal record breaking when
Hal Pointer paced three straight heats in
2:1'), .10V. and 2:10,V; and the second
the expulsion of Temple Bar, his drive',
George Spear, and his owner, Dr. M. S.
Sale, of Morganfield, Ky., at the conclu
sion of the 2:19 trot. The cause for the
expulsion was that Temple Bar couldn't
win until the judges put a new driver be
Hunting a Miscreant.
Passaic, X. J., July 30. The Inhabit
ants of Clifton are greatly excited over a
brutal assault upon little 7-year-old The
resa Hess, committed Monday evening by
a peddler, whose name is not known. The
child was missed for an hour and search
was instituted by a number of citizens.
When they approached the grove near the
Clifton race track she was found in a dis
tressed condition of mind. She told hr
story as best she could, but her descrip
tion of the fiend was meagre. Hundreds
of men are searching for the brute.
Colombia and the WorU's Fair.
Washington", July 30. The Latin
American department of the World's fair
has just received a cablegram from Bogo'a
announcing that the coneress of Co
lombia has appropriated &Q.0Q0 in gold
for the expense of making a proper repre
sentation of the resources of that country
at the Chicasro exposition. Commission
ers hare also been . appointed to take
charge of the preparation of an exhibit
and have already begun their labors. .,
Texas Fever in Missouri.
Doxiphak. Mo., July 30. A number of
cattle in the neighlorho.-xl of Ike Allen's
farm in Oregon county are dying from a
disease pronounced by the Missouri vet
erinary surgeon to be Texas fever. Quite
a number of farmers in that neighborhood
have lost from six to fifteen head each.
The disease is claimed to lie the result of a
carload of cattle put upon the range in
May from Texas.
Records of the Race Horses.
Chicago, July 3a Winners of the events
at Garfield park yesterday were: Xora C,
furlongs, 1:21: Rosemont, 1 mile, 1:42;
Addie, mile, 1:01; Brandolette, 1 mile
70 yards, 1:4.x Out-of-Sight, H mile, 0:4S,H';
Armiel, 6;j' furlongs, 1:21;.
At Hawthorne: Mirabeau, 1 mile, 1:42V;
Xero, miie. l:2iV: Gov. Adams,
mites, 2:09'; Little Rock, mile, 1:17,4';
Carus, 1 miles. 1:5S.
Oil Tanks Ablaze.
Baltimore, July 30. The Baltimore
United Oil company's tanks, located at
Canton, were struck by lightning and for
a time burned fiercely. The fire depart
ment believed they had controlled the
Barnes and withdrew part of their
force. The fiames again broke out and
the fire rapidly spread, soon getting be
yond their controL The total loss will
Three Men Crushed to Death.
Pittsburg, July 30. Michael Manning,
B. Corkil, and George Lemon were killed
and J. Parker, George Baker and F. Smith
injured severely by the collapse yesterday
of the new puddling mill of the Pitts
burg Oil Well Supply company. The
building was in course of construction,
and the fall of a Jarge girder knocked the
Two Reciprocity Treaties.
Washington-, July 3a The new reci
procity treaty negotiated between the
United States and San Domingo under
the terms of the McKinley tariff act will
be proclaim"! in both countries at an
early date l ex month.. The Cuban reci
procity trea. y with Spain will also be
proclaimed about the same time.
Organized to Fight Secession.
Kingston-, OnL, July 30. The Grand
Black Chapter of British Xorth America
is in session here. The secretary declares
that the order has a great work cut out
in the struggle to maintain the British
connection. This they would do at the
sacrifice of life if need be.
Two New Banks Authorised.
Washington, July 30. The comptroller
of the currency has authorized the Amer
ican Exchange National bank of Lincoln,
Xeb., to begin business with a capital of
1200,000; also the Commercial National
bank of Huntington, W. Vs., capital
Slight Increase la the Surplus.
Washixgtox, July. 80. The treasury
surplus yesterday aggregated $55,742,94,
of which amount $25,000,538 was in depos
itory banks and 19,3t,143 in subsidiary
- Aa Original Campbellite Dead.
Louisville, July 80. At Cynthiana,
Ky., Tuesday, Mrs. Ann Milner Woods
died, aged 98. She was one of the original
followers of Alexander Campbell in found
ing the Church of the Disciples.
Ex-Speaker Reed at Home A gala.
New York. July SO. Ex-Speaker Thom
as B. Bead was among the passengers ar
riving on tbe steamer City of jieir York
front Liverpool yesterday.
One More Week.
Many lines of goods going at
mucn less than their
Crash 2 1-Sc a yard. Quantity
Lawns 2c a yard.
Challies, good quality, reduced to
5c. - .
Bed Spreads, Bates', 87c.
Bed Spreads, good ones, 75c.
Towels, all linen check, 4c.
Challies, half wool.
Doucle fold cashmere
Double fold Shepard.ch.
Excelsior plaids, 36in
India silks, Cheney Eros
Reductions in underwear
Reductions in table linens
Rock Island. Illinois,
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