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THE ARGUS. - SATUKDAY. AUG. 1. 1891.
August 1 .
Bleuer'a full band at the tower tomorrow.
Go to tbe band concert at the tower to
Last car will leave tbe tower tomorrow
night at 9:30. ' "
Pbil Mitchell went to Chicago this
morning on business.
Cars to tbe tower every 15 minutes to-
morrow afternoon .
Cars will run to tbe tower every 15
minutes tomorrow afternoon.
S. 8. Parr started today on a two
weeks' visit to friends in Iroquis, 111.
Bleuer'a band will give an open air con
cert at tbe tower tomorrow afternoon.
Miss Eva Uass left last night on a
month's visit lo friends in St. Paul.
H. E. Casteel came down from Fulton
today to spend Sunday with bis family
George Wagner and wife are expected
home this evening from a visit to Colfax,
The Rock Island nine play the Daven
ports at tbe Davenport ball park tomor
ow afternoon. '
Mrs. C. E. Adams and Miss Coyne are
rx pec ted home tbis evening from an ex
ended visit in the east
Thomas F. Leary and "William Kinner
have returned from Chicago where they
have been for some time.
Mrs. O.' J. Dimick and daughter. Miss
Bessie, are expected tonight on a visit to
relatives in the city. ''
The Sons of Veterans will have a lawn
sociable and dancing party at the Daven
port homestead next Friday evening.
Young men's meeting at the Y. M. C.
A. tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
The meeting will be addressed by F. W.
The curve at " Seventeenth street for
connection witajthe Milan line will be
put in tonight so as not to interfere with
the street car traffic.
Edward T. Turner, formerly Adams
Express agent in this city, died at his
borne in Mcunt Carmel, 111., on ThursJuy,
July 23. as;ed 23 years.
Mrs. Walker's class, assisted by other
talent, will give an entertainment at the
Forty-fourth street Baptist chapel Mon
day evening at 8 o'clock.
This morning's rin will not interfere
with the Moline Are department picnic at
Sylvan island tonight, and it is expected
that it will be a great success.
Hon' J. W.Simonson. Mark Ask Jo wn,
C.C. Coyne and Thomas McCall.of Port
Byron, were in tbe city yesterday to ati
"t-nd The races at Davenport.
Mrs. Mary Kichraond and two children
of Dubuque, who have been visiting at
the residence of Mrs. R. O. Coyne, will
start for the west this eyening.
I. F. Dindinger has moved his printing
f.llbe establishment into the commodious
and nicely arranged rooms on the north
side of Second avenue over the People's
Xationul bank. ,
Tonight Head Clerk Hawe3, acting as
deputy head consul, M. W. A., will in
stitute tbe new camp M. W. A . in Bock
Island. A team from Moline will per
form the work of initiation.
James Maucker has for the last week
lieeu busy fitting the rooms just south
jf Aster's baker for a sample room and
the result is a yery fine saloon which will
be opened to the public this evening.
Dr. S. C. Plummer last night ampu
tated the arm of John J. Moran. the C,
R. I. & P. brakeman who was hurt at
Ottawa on Wednesday evening and his
condition today is very favorable for re
'covery. F. H. Tubbs, general superintendent
of the Western Union Telegraph com
pany arrived at the Harper from Peoria
yesterday, accompanied by bis wife, and
is putting in the day looking after the
local interests of the company.
At the quarterly conference of the First
31. E. church of Moline Friday night, the
church followed the example of tbe Reck
Island church, and passed resolutions urg
ing the general conference to retain tbe
pastor, Rev. A. M. Stocking, for another
Moline is in the midst of its annual
volunteer firemen's- parade, feast and
dance today. Rock Island has no more
such expensive luxuries. The city looks
upon its fire department in a purely busi
ness light heneetortb, and pays for what
it gets. Moline will in due time arrive at
the same conclusion. -
City Clem Koehler leaves tonight ac
companied by bis wife, for Dalroit where
be will attend the annual encampment
of the Grand Army of the Republic and
will also pay a visit to Chicago. During
"bis absence his eldest daughter, Miss
.Villeska Koehler, will attend to his office
duties and City Attorney Htas will act
for him at Monday eyening's meeting of
tbe city council.
Tbe Rock Island nine are in receipt of
a letter from tbe Maqubketa Amusement
association of Maquoketa, Iowa, inviting
tbe boys to participate in the baseball
tournament which will be held there
Aug. 17 22 inclusive, a purse of $50
being offered on each game. No action
has yet been taken in regard to the invi
tation. Tbe Rodman Rifles are in receipt of an
order frcm Adjutant General, J. M.
Reece, ordering an election for second
lieutenan to take place at 8:30 p. m..
Aug. 7. The boys received 15 new uni
forms las- night, and with these together
with their new accoutrements which they
have received of late, they will make a
fine appearance when leaving for camp,
which will be Monday evening, Aug. 10.
The Co mcil Inspects Lower Sec
Contractors Edwards A. Wa'sh Kearh
.' Twenty-fourth street on SI.
line Avenue One Bad Look
ins Pie re of Work.
The mayor and city council met
at the council chamber this afternoon
and proceeded in a body to Sec
ond avenue where tbey inspected
the pavpn-ent recently completed by the
R :kford Construction company between
Fourteen t a and Ninth street. The coun
cilmen were well pleased with the work,
and it wili probably be approved at next
Monday night's meeting of the municipal
Contractors Edwards & Walsh have
made gool progress with their paving
work east on Moline avenue the past
week, and last night finished tbe first
block on Moline avenue, including the
intersection at Twenty-fourth street.
Here the intersection was laid in the her
ringbone ftyle, which is regarded as the
most popular. The street car tracks
have been moved to the center of the
avenue for a distance of two blocks, and
this change affords one of the most not
able improvements incidental to the pav
ing of the thoroughfare.
The botjhed jab in the curves of the
street car tracks at Moline avenue and
Twenty- t-iird remains. This is due to
the failure on Inspector Lloyd's part to
observe i.niformity in putting in the
brick, and notwithstanding that the work
is substantial enough, it doesjiot have a
neat appearance. Nevertheless, it will
probably remain unless the mayor orders
it changed, or the contractors manifest
the same pride in their work they have
shown at other intersections and change
one of the curves themselves. Mr.
Lloyd (Jem not seem disposed to do it, or
have it done.
At next Monday night's regu'.ar coun
cil meeting the contract will in all proba
bility be li-t for the paving of Market
square. It is to be hoped there will be a
stipulation that the work be finished this
summer. It might not take more than
thriie weeks or a month to do it, and the
city can huye it done at once by so re
quiring. The Rock Island & Milan
street rail way company has Hid its new
track through the square and there is
nothing to do now but have the public
scales moved down to flit iron square and
order the paving done.
Deafness Can't bs Cared
by local applications, as they cannot
reach the diceased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deafness,
and that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness s caused by an inflamed condi
tion of the mucous lining of tbe Eustach
ian tube. Wben this tune gets inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or imperfect
hearing, and when it is entirely closed
deafness U tbe result, and unless tha im
flammation can be taken out and this
tube restored to its normal condition,
hearing will be destroved forever; nine
cases out of 10 are caused by catarrh,
which is tothing but an inflamed condi
tion of tbe mucous surface.
We will give $100 for any case of
deafneas (caused by catarrh) that we can
not cure ty taking Hall's Catarrh cure.
Bend for circulars, free.
F. J. Chknet & Co.,
Sold by druggists, 75c.
IN TEE BAKE OF THE PK0PHET.
fiZ! cry the vendors of the fruit in Constanti
nople'. C'er .ainly a "great cry over a little wool."
Scarcely les foolish is the practice of those who
fly to viDlen' physicing for coaiivoaess. They
dose tbemat Ives violently weaken their bowels by
so doing-, and disable them from acting regularly,
sothct, verily, the last condition of such people
is won than the first. Iloatetter'e Stomach Bit
ters is the ti J e and effective substitute for such
vant expedients, for it is by no means expedient
loose them. What is needed is a gentle but
therongh laxative, which not only insnree ixHon
of the bowe s without pain or weakening effects,
which also -romotes a healthy secretion and flow
of blie inUi its proper channel. Dyspepsia, de
bility, kidoj y complaints, rheumatism and ma
laria give in to tbe Bitters.
The Secret of a Crime Kept for
CONSCIENCE F0BCES A CONFESSION.
Xlsed in Millions of Homes 40 Years tbe Standard.
A Murder That Was Committed Sixteen
Years Ago at Roger City, Midi., at
Last Comes Oat A Dozen Prominent
Cltisens Involved In m Foal Assassina
tion The Desperate Fight a Mine
Worker Made for His Wages In the
Depths of a Coal Mine.
Petosket, Mich., Ang. 1. William
Pepke, a farmer of Presque Isle county,
Mich., has confessed that he was one of
the party of assassins that murdered Al
bert Moliter in Rogers City sixteen years
ago. His written statement was secured
Thursday, and from it steps have been
taken to arrest twelve of the most promi
nent men of Presque Isle county. It is
known that the ringleader is now a mer
chant in Rogers City. The murder took
place Aug. 23, 1ST5. AlborOIoliter moved
to Rogers City from Detroit about twenty
years ago and started in the lumbering
and merchandise business.
Deliberately Planned Hk Murder.
He was a thorough business man, public-spirited,
and soon pushed his way to
the front. Gradually he absorbed all the
business in his line, and jealousy sprang
up on all sides. His enemies banded to
gether after the manner of the Mafia, and
signed a written agreement to bring about
Moliter's death. It was planned to the
minutest details, and one night in Au
gust they went to Moliter's office, armed
with shot-guns. He was sitting in his
office chair when -he was tilled with a
charge of buckshot. A clerk by the name
of Sullivan was in the room and sprang
to his assistance. He was also shot. The
wounds the two men received proved fa
tal, and they died a day or two after
ward. Kept the Secret for Sixteen Years.
The murders created a great deal of ex
citement throughout the state on account
of the prominence of the victims, but all
attempts to prove tbe crime on anybody
were in vain. Rewards were offered by
the state and one of $5.M0 by Edward
Moliter, of Detroit, a brother of'tbe mur
dered man. Though sixteen years have
softened the horror of the crime. Pepke
could stand the pressure of his awfnl
secret no longer. It was wearing him out,
and Thursday he gave it up to the prose
Intended to Kill Another Man.
He says that the kiilimr of Suilivuu was
nn accident, as tbe second charge of buck
shot was intended for Moliter, whom all
huted bitterly. It was a part of the plan
to kill Frederick I). I-ark also, but for
tuuutely be was called away that evening.
Most of the men involved still live in
Presque Isle county. Two art dead and
two or three live in Wayne county, Michi
gan. All will be arrested.
FIERCE FIGHT UNDERGROUND.
A Mine J'um pniuii Successfully KeaiKts
SHAMOKIN. Pa., Aug. 1. Nicholas
Roach, a pumpman at Buekridge eoliierr,
had a fierce struggle with a masked rob
ber underground at 3 o'clock Thursday
morning. Wednesday was pay day lor
the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and
Iron company, and Roach drew jtfi. At
G o'clock that evening be entered liu."
mines uud wtut to work. He was alone
in the slope, nnd us it drew toward morn
ing the pumpman sat down on an old keg
to eat lunch. He bad finished and was
about retnrniug to work when a oi
directly behind him attracted his atten
tion. As he turned a revolver was shoved
against his bead and a man wearing a
heavy black mask said: -You will give
me the money on your person or you will
never return to your wife and family
Got the Itonber by the Throat.
Roach knew the robber meant business
and pretended to reach in his pocket for
the money. This threw the unwelcome
visitor somewhat off his guard and Roach,
leapingupon him.clasped his bandstightly
about the robber's throat and in a moment
the two were straggling on tbe ground.
The miner's lamp on his hat illumined
the scene, and for nearly twenty' minutes
Roach and tbe would-be murderer fought
like demons. Finally the robber mauaged
to free himself and cried "Jim! Jim!"
Suppobiug there was a confederate near
Roach extinguished the lamp and the bat
tle was resumed in the darkness.
Didn't Vse the Gun Kight.
Roach managed to secure tbe revolver
and struck the man a blow ou the bead
which felled him. He then struck a
match, but as he did so the masked irrnn
arose and struck the lamp with a club,
knocking it to the ground. In the dark
ness which followed Roach's assailant
escaped. There were three other pump
men workiug in a slope some distance
away and it is lelieved that had' the man
been successful in his first attempt, he
would have robbed the others of their
Were Hound to lie move Him.
New Yobk, Aug. 1. Jeremiah Gotto
and Marie Frankeloso, Italians, are iu the
grasp of the law for the murder of Marie's
husband. The woman has confessed, and
says that a plot was hatched between her
self, Gotto and another man to get rid of
Frankeloso. iShe was to poison him,
Gotto, who was handy with the stiletto,
was to stab him and the other man was to
shoot him. Gotto got the first chance and
did the work so well that the others were
"not in it."
Kaidetl by Tramps.
Wilkesbakue, Pa.. Aug. 1. An army
of tramps made a raid on the town of
Cattawissa at midnight Wednesday.
Twelve houses were broken into simul
taneously. An alarm was given, the citi
cens organized for protection, and the
tramps fled. Sentinels guarded the town
the remainder of the night.
Bank Thief Arrested.
SEDALIA, Mo., Aug. 1. About a week
go Charles Kirby, cashier of the City Na
tional bank of Marshall, Mich., fled tak
ing with him $100,000 of the bank's money.
He was located in this city and arrested
yesterday, and will be held for the Michi
Murdered Her Recreant Lover.
Selwood, Fla., Aug. L A. C. Jones, a
section foreman on -the Florida Central
and Peninsula railway, was shot and
killed Thursday night by Miss Myra Fan
Cher, who is only IB years of ago.' It was
generally understood that they were ea-
gnTHft to be married, 'i wo months ago,
.-ver, he discarded her and married an
other. She was arrested, but sympathy Is
entirely on her side. Jones had been crim
inally intimate with her under promise
Tried to Rob an Insunwsce Company.
Portland, Ore., Aug. l.B. D. Whel
don, alias E. S, Strong, is under arrest
here as a fugitive from justice from Ala
bama. At'Oiit a year ago, while living in
Birmin rim. Ala.. Wheldon had his life
ius;;i..- .r WUM). A few days afBer
warda i.i ...L..es were found on the river
ImtiK to j,i w the impression he had been
drowned. His wife claimed the insurance,
but the coin.iany refused to pay it on the
ground that Wheldon was not dead. Suit
was brought to recover the money and the
case is still pending in the Alabama
Got Away with About 50,000.
Louisville, Ky., Aug. L Sylvester
Young, cashier at this point for the south
western division of the Chesapeake and
Ohio railway, is missing and is alleged to
be a defaulter. Young was yesterday en
gaged in assisting in preparing the pay
car for its monthly trip over the road.
Shortly after 3 o'clock in tbe afternoon he
disappeared. At 5 o'clock the railway
officials notified police headquarters that
Young had absconded with a sum esti
mated at jo0,0U0.
Not a Good Way to Collect Debt.
Kansas Citt, Aug. 1. Sam Varnum,
landlord of a hotel at Osage Mission,
Kan., had a deposit of $40 with tbe City
bank of that place. The institution failed
a month ago and not a cent has ben re
turned as yet. Thursday Varnum
frenzied over his loss, though small
bought a pistol, and. going to the house
of Cashier C. X. Post, of the bank., fired
two shots at. Lim. One graaed Tout's head
and the other cut the skin of his left arm.
THE TRAIN JUMPED THE TRACK.
One Person Fatally ami Six More or Less
Bellaire, O., Aug. 1. An accident oc
curred on the Bellaire, Zanesville and
Cincinnati railway yesterday just south
of this city in which one man was fatallv
injured and several persons were badly
crippled. A passenger train loaded with
people coming to a circas in this citv
jumped the track, the baggage cir and
one coach falling down aa embank
The f ar Tell on Ilrai. '
Joseph Morris, baccsceuiaster. was
thrown out of the door, and the car turned
over on him. He is now in a dangerous
condition. The following is a list of the
injured: John Irwin, leg broken and side
mashed; Samuel and w illie McKiroy,
arms broken: George Wilcox, bad cot n
head; Henry Miller, broken wrist atiddi
located shoulder; Georire W. Day, hip
crushed and back badly sprained.
On the Diamond Field.
Chicago, Aug. 1. League base ball
scores yesterday were as follows: At New
York Brotiklyn, t. Xtv York. !. At
Philadelphia Boston, 7; Philadelphia, i
At Pittsburg Pittsburg, s; Cleveland. T.
At Cincinnati Cincinnati. 4: Chicago, s.
Western: At Dalutb Kansas City,
Dulurii, ! At Minneapolis Lincoln, a;
IlHnois-lowa: At Cedar Rapids (Yd ir
Rapids, 12: Juliet, 5. At Ortumwa .
tumwa, 1: Orta-wa, 5. (Second tauiei U:
tuniwa, '., Ottawa. C.
Silver I'ilid in Arkanxiie.
ECUKK A Si'Hlwx, Ark., Aig. 1. Some
excitement has keen created here !y i
discovery of silver about eight miles e 1st
of this city ou land belotigmg to Mesr.
Baker : Pendergast, attorneys ol this
place. A vein of lead containing a huge
percentage of silver, which run perpen
dicular through a solid rock, hits been
found at a depth of ten feet. An assay of
the mineral found shows it to le very rieii
and of line tjuaiity. Active work will be
commenced on this mine in a few davs
SVJ C 1 NTIRE
One More Week.
Many lines of goods going at
much less than their
Crash 2 l-2c a yard. Quantity
Lawns 2c a yard.
Challies, good quality, reduced to
Bed Spreads, Bates', 87c.
Bed Spreads, good ones, 75c.
Towels, all linen check, 4c.
Challies, half wool.
Doucle fold cashmeres
Double fold Shepard. ch
Excelsior plaids. 36in
India silks, Cheney E-,5
Reductions in underwear
Reductions in table line
Hock Island. Illinois.
CLEMANN & SALZMANH
-ARK SOW SHOWING
Three Times as Large a Stock of
Ae any other similar epiabliebmect in the city.
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos. 124, 12G and 12S Sixteenth Street.
tietting To lie a Ut-gulitr Nuisam e.
CAKTHAt.F.. Ills., Auk. 1 Dr. V. S
Hendrickk has been agreeably surprised
to receive from Chicasio a iu;iutitv of
goods stolen from him at Plymouth. Ills..
u lew years nao. lue repentaut sinner
says he is very sorry, and hopes the doc
tor will liud the ijoo.k, all rij;ht Several
business men in Hancock county have
had stolen goods returned by the same
Mm. Koth Mitrrie a Couple.
Xkw Yoiit, Aug. 1. Adjutant William
Wallace Wiuchell and Adjutant Ida May
of the Salvation Army, were married
Thursday night by Mrs. Ballinnrton Booth,
wife of the commander geueral of the
Army in America, who acted in the ab
sence of her husband. The wedding was a
notable one from the fact that it is the
Hrst time that the marriage ceremony has
lieeu performed by a woman. The couple
will go to Illiuois ou their wedding tour.
M iiinern on the Chlcagu C ourse.
Chicago, Au. l. The winning horses
at Garfield park yesterday were: Hlue
Rock, ?i mile. 1:15; Modjeska, 1 uiiie
1:4: Orlie, j4 mHe, 1.-14-W: Elsie H.,
mile, 1:15; Goldstone, furlongs, 0:5(i.
At Ha nt home: Mirabeau, I mile 70
yards, 1:4H; Little Billy, J4 mile, l:lo;
Atticns, 1 mile. 1:4a; Iowa, ;9' mile, 1;81;
St. Albans, mile, 1:58
The "Big Muddy" at Work.
PlEBUE, S. D., Au? 1. There was a
lively time at Fort Pierre Wednesday,
caused by sudden change in the channel
of the Missouri river, which washed away
a strip of the hank eighty feet wide and a
quarter of a mile long. There were bev
eral frame buildings on the strip, but by
energetic work they were barely saved
from toppling over into the fload.
An Opening for School marms.
Santa. Fe. X. M., Aug. 1. From 300 to
30 school teachttrs are wanted in Xew Mex
ico under the new public school law. The
examination of teachers is now in progress
in every county in the territory, and in no
tase have the applicants for teachers hips
been over one-thid the required number.
In many cases the boards ar publishing a
second call for teachers.
Struck by Lightning.
TBEXTOS.Ont., Aug. 1. Lightning struck
a rowboat containing three boys. Gerald
Mac Donald was killed and his companions,
Arthur Crow and Clayton Potts, rendered
unconscious for several hours.
FaMett Accept the Fositlen.
CAPE Mat, Aug. L J. Sloan Faasett
visited the president yesterday. He ha
accepted the oollectorship of the New
York custom house. Mr. Fasjett re
lumed laat eveuirur
- YOU WILL DO WELL-
To examine the largest aud most c;.ii;j;V.r
Oxfords, Tennis and Bicvdt
goods in this section at the
S. 33. So
Second and Bannon . Yw-'f-
Open from . ni to S p. m. ; Satcrd.-,; - I ; ..
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth fit. . T? Ir!-'
and Seventh Avenue, ivOCK 1-
mKa kind of csrpenter work a sieciaity. Piani iixl eetizaates for a;; ' K-t3
Tnrsiccea on p;ilie&Uoc.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth arecue. .... E0CK l'- T-
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Thi house hap juttbeen refitted throughout acd in tow in A -"o. 1 condition, I- rt'-'-'
$1.00 per day house &Ld & dceirable family hotel.
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