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THB AUGUB. TUESDAY AlG. 4 1891.
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Michigan peaches at May's.
J. G Biytbe went to Chicago this
morning on business. t
The Rodman Rifles have tecci?ed 50
new uniforms instead of 15.
Michigan peaches at wholesale price
every day this wetk at May's.
Mrs. O. H. Creel has returned from a
visit to eastern summer resorts.
The Misses G ailing, of Falls City, Neb.,
are Visiting at the residence of F- J.
Charles Spencer returned yesterday
from a short Visit to friends in Prophets
town. ' : Mrs. Eugene Burns and little daughters
are spending a few days with friends in
J. F. Freman of the C. B. & Q. is
spending a 10 days' vacation with friends
in the weafc "
Supervisor L. 8.,' Pearsall andD. 8.
Metzgar, of Port Byron, were in the city
A meeting will be held tonight of the
Testern Catholic union to arrange for
be funeral of John Moras.
The Sons of Veterans have a lawn eo-
iable and dancing party at the Bailey
Davenport homestead Friday evening.
Mrs Mflton Jones and children gave
onexii their delightful family concerts at
Coal Valley last Saturday night.
E. D. Sweeney, accompanied by his
daughter? Mis my, and son Will, left
today on a two weeks visit to the sea
Miss Elsa Ruggles, of Cleveland, O.,
arrived in the city this morning on a
visit with the family of her uncle, W. P.
Quayle. t , ......
Joseph Gaiger will soon move his ci
gar manufactoring establishment down to
829 Fourth avenue, where he has secured
more desirable quarters.
It is yery probable that the Phoenix
Bridge company, ot Pennsylvania, will
get the contract 'for the viaduct, but
not absolutely certain, until they furnish
Ome information regarding the same.
Mrs. C. E. Allen anddaughter. Blanche,
of Galesburg, who are on their way to
Colfax Springs, are stopping in the city a
few days, the guests of Mrs. II. L. Sher
wood. James Dojle, who stole a lawn mower
from the residence of Hon. W. H. Gest,
pleaded guilty in the county court to
larceny this morning and was sentenced
to 60 days in the county and to pay
a fine of $10.
The Women' Relief Corps, of Daven
port, Moline and Rock Island, will hold
a basket picnis at Prospect park, Meline,
tomorrow. All members are requested
to attend. Members of the G. A. R.
posts of the three cities are invited.
The material has been received for
elevating the railroad bridges over the
Brooks' crossing vijduct in accordance
with the agreement between the Rock
Island and Burlington roads and the
Davenport & Rock Island street railway
John J. Moran, the young man who
was so severely injured by falling from a
train at 0:tawa. and which was fully de
tbiled in Thb Argcs at the time, died at
12;30today. He never fully recovered
from the shosk, though the immediate
cause of his death was blood poisoning.
Mesdames Simon, Levy, Rosenfield,
Bear and Schmidt chaperoned a party
which went out on the steamer Freddie
this afternoon and spent the day at
Frahm's island, in honor of Mrs. Fisher
and Miss Bloom, of Iowa City, who are
visiting in the city
The ninth annual camp meeting of the
Mississippi Valley Spiritualists' associa
tion commenced t Mt. Pleasant park,
near Clinton, Iowa, 8unday. About 150
campers were on the grounds Saturday
at noon and new arrivals were coming in.
Aside from the numerous cottages, some
40 tents have been erected, nearly all of
which are occupied or engaged.
There are some of the motormen and
conductors- on the lines of the tri-city
syndicate on this side of the river who
are not close observers of the company's
rule that the men wear regulation caps.
No man should be given a regular run or
permanent employment until he com
plies with this requirement. It is no ad
vantage to Lave one man uniformed un
less all are uniformed. There should be
jomejtemsy about it.
Yesterday the articles of incorporation
of the Freddie Packet company were
filed in the office of the county recorder
at Davenport. The incorporators are
Henry Fcabsn and John Sheckfus. The
capital ttock is placed at 4,000. The
annual meetings will be held January 1.
Until the first annual meeting the officers
will be Henry Frahm, president; M.
Frahm, vice president; John' Streckfns,
secretary and treasurer.
The fourteenth annual regatta of the
Mississippi Valicy Amateur Rowing asso
ciation v ill be held at Detroit, Aug. 13
13. Tha first day will be occupied by
the junk r single, pair, double and four
oared sh ill raees. On the second day
there will be a senior pair, single, four
oared an 1 double and a barge race. The
barge rare will be three-quarters of a mile
straights way, and all others three quarters
of a mile and return. The regatta will
beheld jointly with that of the North
western Amateur Rowing association, the
races of the latter taking place on Aug.
14 and 15.
Last night the old Davenport mansion
was the scene of festive gajety. Its
antique walls and romantic surroundings
have witnessed many famous meetings,
beheld the blaze of the campfire and the
dance of Indians, but last evening there
was a lathering of a different nature
from each as were often held in earlier
days. Nearly 40 couples assembled to
chase tie glowing hours in dancing,
music, st ng and festivity in honor of the
Misses M ary Costello and Emma Waters,
of Chicago, and Jennie Gleason, of Clin
ton, low 4.
Tester Jay being the 50th birthday of
James Alams, f ormerl y a resident of this
city, and now residing in Davepport,
about 40 couples from this city surprised
that genieman and his cmiablc wife at
their hocie on West Third street last
evening and presented them with a hand
some easy chair. The presentation was
made by Col. E. J. Searle, and was ac
cepted it a neat speech by Mr. Adams,
after which the guests gave themselves
over to the enjoyment ot the hour, the
evening being enjoyably spent in dancing
and sociU pastimes.
James B.'Eilwood, of Chicago, repre
senting the government mail service, was
intheci'y today completing arrange
ments with Supts. Schnitgcr and Hun
toon regarding the establishment of a
mail setvire between Rock Island
Davenport, and Moline and Rock Island
and Milan. A mail box will be put on
one of the Milan cars, but between Rock
Isltud at J Davenport and Moline only
the poucats will be carried of course ia
the three cities where there are mail box
es at eytry corner or so it will not be
necessary to disfigure the car but the
convenieace which the street car com
pany has provided between the three cit
ies wili invjlve the necessity of an addi
tional man who shall be under bonds to
guard the pouches while in transit. j
Mr. Wllard ot the T. H. company was
busv yesterday laying a cable from Dav-
en port to nock Island for a return cur
rent for the Davenport & Rock Island
Street Railway company. When the
boat from which the cable was being
dropped reached the draw pier the water
was so swift that it swung the boat down
stream and the reel cn the cable was
wounJ ws pulled into the river. This
was an unlooked-for accident, and it
kept the crew busy all the afternoon fish
ing for the cable. It was nearly 6 o'clock
when it was at last secured. This cable
will be 4 000 feet long and is to act as
ground ire for the return current. It is
quite an undertaking to lay this cable on
account 'f the swiftness of the current
at this point. Mr. Willard expects to
have it laid today, provided no bther ac
cidents occur. Davenport Tribune.
The Aaocs is in receipt of a L-t'er
from Managing Director D. H. Louder
back, of the D&venport & Rock Island
railway company, in Chicago in which he
makes ihs same explanation already con
tained in The Argus as to why the life
guards have not been placed on the cars.
He states that the company has the
guards tnd has intended to use them.
"The reason af our delay in using them"
be says "is that our barn is being rei
modeled and we cannot put in the trans
fer table which we purchased, until this
is done, snd the old pne is too high to
run the c us on with guards, and in addi
tion the s uards would catch on the pav
ing obstructions where work is in pro
gress in j sssicg oyer them." The guards
it is probible, will now be provided in a
very short time.
Will Be Numerous in the Ken
THE STATS GOES ITS USUAL WAY,
Bnt tbe People's Party Will Help Make
the Law Xo Mora Viva Voce Voting
A Little Ruction In Nebraska Over the
l'rooprct or an Alliance Man Being
Governor for a While McKinley Talks
About Wool Mrs. Cougar Goes for
Louisville, Aug. 4. Yesterday was the
last election by viva voce vote that will
ever be held in Kentucky. The new con
stitution, despite the powerful opposition
of railroads, banks, and corporations n.
erally, has carried by an overwhelming
majority, and the last state constitution
that still recognized slavery is a thing of
the past. The new constitution will tax
railways, banks, and stock companies;
abolish the office of public printer; pro
vide for a secret ballot system and munic
ipal government reforms, and also carries
an anti-lottery clause which will wipe out
the half dozen lottery charters now being
operated with semi-daily drawing at Cov
ington and Louisville in the interests of
"policy" games throughout the United
Democratic Majority About 20,000.
Reports from the cities and towns
throughout the state indicate that the
Democratic ticket has probably 20,000
majority. Indications are that the Alli
ance or People's party vote is very small,
despite the fact that every effort was
made for two months preceding the elec
tion to organize the Alliance men in this
state, all the leaders of that movement of
national reputation, including Senator
Peffer and Jerry Simpson, of Kansas;
Taubeneck. of Illinois, and Davis, of
Texas, having stumped the state thor
oughly. The greater part of the Alliance
vote seems to have been drawn from the
Republican party. Tbe vote for and
against the new constitution was without
The Alliance Seem To Be "In It."
Later. Ketnrns up to midnight show
that in most of the districts where
straight Farmers' Alliance candidates
were in the field they are elected, and the
same may be said of the "indorsed Demo
crats." The house will be composed
mainly of farns rs, at least snty of these
being elected. As near as can be told
now, the senate will contain twenty-seven
Democrats, eight Republicans and three
People's party men. The Democrats get
all the state offices; the Republicans can
claim a victory in the adoption of the con
stitution and the People's party and
farmers' Alliance may claim tbe legisla
ture. TELEGRAPHING FOR THAYER.
The roty freshness, and a velyety soft
ness of tte skin is variably obtained by
those who um Fozzoni'g Complexion
IS THE HAKE OF THE PBOPHET,
figs! cry the vendors of the fruit in Constanti
nople. Cettainly a "great cry over a little wool."
Scarcely let foolish is the practice of those who
flytovHlert pbyneing for eoativeaes. They
dose them lives violently weaken their bowels by
so doing, and dlsabia them from acting regularly,
so that, verily, the last condition of such people
is worse than the Bret. Hostetter'a Stomach Bit
ters is the safe and effective substitute for each
vast expedients, for it is by no means expedient
to nse them. What is needed is a gentle bat
thorengh Is iative, which not only insnres action
ef tie bowtis without pain or weakening effects,
wbich also promotes a health r secretion and flow
of biie into its proper channel. Dyspepsia, de
bility, kids y complaints, rheumatism and ma
laria give it to the Bitters.
Used in Millions of Homes-- Years the Standard.
Nebraska Kepuhlimus in .Some thing of a
Omaha, Aug. 4. A social from Lin
cola, !., says: Governor Thayer is in
Detroit at the G. A. R. encampment.
Lieutenant Governor Majors' whereabouts
are not known. He is not in Lincoln, and
is supposed to be at Detroit also, or out of
tlis !ie, at least. Under the constitution
President of the Senate Poyntor is act
ing governor in that case. Poynter, who
is a strong Alliance man, slipped down to
Lincoln yesterday afternoon and an
nounced his attention of ascertaining
whether Majors was in the state.
1'oynter Threatens to Take Hold.
If he found that he was not, Le said, he
would assume the duties of jrovernor and
run things until Majors or Thayer turned
up. Ke said that he would probably call
a special session of the legislature to pass
a maximum freight MIL The Republican
officials at Lincoln are panic-stricken, and
the wires are kept hot calling on Thayer
and Majors to return and save the state
from Alliance usurpation.
INTERVIEW WITH MCKINLEY.
He Makes Some Comments of! the AVool
PlTTSBt-RG, Aug. i Major TVilliani
McKinley, Republican candidate for gov
ernor of Ohio, accompanied by his wife
and a party of friends from East Liver
pool, were in Pittsburg yesterday. In an
interview Major McKinley said that when
he left General Goff's at Clarksburg, a
few weeks ago, "a squib got into the
papers saying that I had been called away
by the dangerous illness of Mrs. McKinley
and consequently my mml was deluged
with inquiring letters from our friends,"
but he was giad to say there was nothing
What about your wool schedule, which
the Ohio Democrats are raising such a
rumpus about ?" was asked the major.
Market Clntted with Foreign Product.
"That rumpus you sneak of won't
raakeany political capitaL The prevail
ing prices of wool are lower becaaae the
pnfce of wool is down all over the world.
The wool schedule has not had a fair
show, because before the bill weat into
efTed the market was glutted with for
eigu wool and foreign goods."
"Wiil the People's party injure you?"
"Sofl tlink not. They will draw as
heavily from one party as from another."
MRS. GOUGAR TURNS LOOSE.
She Rips Everything- Political Up the
Back, as It Were.
Springfield. Ills , Aug. 4. The reform
encampment now in session at Oak Ridge
park is attracting a great deal ef atten
tion. Mrs. Helen Gougar. spoke Sunday.
She discoursed on prohibition and wom
an suffrage. She placed the Democratic
and Republican parties on the cross and
then preached a funeral discourse for the
People's party. She crucified Secretary
Schilling and held lint np to public gaze
as the hired tool of the liquor interest.
A Turning Over for Taubeneck.
Mr. Taubeneck was made to suffer. Ac
cording to Mrs. Gougar he is an insignifi
cant stool-pigeon for Mr. Schilling. She
said the hand of the ram power might be
seen in every movement of tbe People's
party. She alluded to the party aa the
child which had been born at Cincinnati,
bliud, wjtbosft arms, with a dollar mark
for one leg and a beer keg for the other.
Mrs. .Gougar then turned her batteries in
another direction, and declared the su
preme court would decide the school suf
frage act unconstitutional
A M hack at the Supreme Court
That body was composed of person who
had not breadth of mind enough to read
the fourteenth and fifteenth amendment
aright and see that women are already
entitled to vote. She gave Governor Fifer
a slap by declaring that he won Id have
vetoed tbe bill had he not been afraid of the
eonsequences. Other speakers were Kav
Henrietta Moore and M. J. Fanning. Tbe
encampment win continue during the
CONDITION OF THE MONEY MARKET,
Iarge Sums Loaned aa Lov Bates for
Payment In Gold,
Xew YORK, Aug. 4. The Evening Post
says: Tbe condition of the money market
is illustrated by two time loans, payable
in gold, made within the last four days
One was a loan of (200,000 at 5 per cent..
payable in seven months. The amount of
the other was so large that the broker
who made it refused to tell the figures
because, he said, they would indicate the
parties to the transaction. This loan was
made at 4li per cent. At the time this
money was loaned 6 per cent, was the ml
ing rate in the market, and it was not
easy to get large sums at that. The broker
who made the loans says that his clients
preferred 43 and 5 per cent, with the gold
clause ia the notes to 0 per cent, on notes
payable in currency.
The Movement Not General.
Inquiries among bankers and brokers
did not reveal any general lending of
money at such low rates on gold notes;
but they showed a general desire to secure
an agreement for gold payment ot loans.
Julian W. Robins, of George Leask & Co..
said: "It is not easy to get money now at
0 per cent, with or without the gold clause.
but I am not surprised to hear that some
people are willing to take a lower rate of
interest to secure payment in gold. The
tendency is taat way. The large gold ex
ports recently, and the agitation about
free silver coinage, are the causes of this
feeling." Other Wall street men spoken
to were unwilling to credit the statement
that loans had been made at 4!j and 5 per
cent. They said that the money would be
snapped up at once and lent out in five
minutes at 6 per cent.
Varied Views of Financiers.
The Equitable Life Assurance companv
will make none other than gold loans
now. Franklin B. Day said that many
of his clients insisted on gold payments,
while others were willing to make loans
on the usual terms. There was no differ
ence in the rate of interest, he said, be
tween gold and ordinary loans. The
Mutual Life Insurance company, which
is a large lender on real estate, has not
caught tbe gold fever. A member of the
firm of Arnoits, Ritch & Woodford said:
"We have advised our clients not to insist
on gold payments. We think that a man
who is able to pay i j currency is able to
pay in gold. Wc see no reason to be
scared at the money situation and believe
that legal tender notes are as good as
DISASTROUS FIRE AT CHICAGO.
Megel, Cooper & Co. Burned Out and
Chicago, Aug. 4. Siegel, Cooper &Co.'s
mammoth dry goods store at the corner of
Adams and State streets was destroyed by
fire yesterday morning. On the State
street side a few bare walls stand ready to
fall at any moment. The Adams street
front fell after the iron interior structure
had b?eu melted and fallen away. The
entire block is in ruins. Only the almost
superhuman efforts of the fire department
saved the buildings on the Jackson street
fronts, and but for the narrow alley in the
rear of Sieitel, Cooper oi Co.'s building
James H. Walker's gseat store eould not
have been saved.
Lu ky It Began Early.
The fire broke out a little before 8
o'clock, and but twenty-five or so persons
were in the,building at the time. If it
had occurred two or three hours later
when the whole store was full of purchas
ers and employes there ie scarcely a doubt
that a holocaust would have resulted.
The flames started in the engine room.
Two men were caught on the fourth floor
and bad a narrow escape, descending by
hanging to a sign and dropping on to a
balcony. Other buildings seriously dam
aged were those of James H. Walker and
the "Leader," both dry goods establish
ments. The List of Loim.
Following is the list of lo-ses, mostly
covered by insurance: Aggregate on build
ings. fcSS.UOO: Siegel. Cooper & Co, 500,
000; John Herry, tl.oOO: James II. Walker
oi Co., 1U0,iU; C. Hennecke & Co., ,
000; Baird & Underbill Portrait companv,
5,tX: John A. Bryant, ?10,000; Exchange
for Women's work, $1,000; The "Leader,"
tl-25,000; John Hollowed. $1,000; Royal
European hotel, 11,000; total, $14,000.
ATKINSON FEELS DISGRACED.
A Conservative I. P. Who Was Suspended
for a Week.
Lokdon". Aug. 4 In the house of com
mons yesterday Atkinson, Conservative
member of parliament for Boston, who
had been suspended for one week for in
sulting the speaker, returned to his seat
and asked leave to move to expunge from
the journals the resolution of expulsion.
He said he would rather die than be so
disgraced. Goschen advised Atkinson to
let the matter pass.
Brfnsed to Take Go ae hen's Advice.
Atbrnson declined to take that view of
the matter. He said that he could not
subuait quietly to a oVxtsion Uiaamounted
to beiug drummed out of the, house. If he
was not considered sufficiently respectable
to remain in the precincts of parliament,
then he would have to bear the odium.
But he aaked to have the question debated
and nassed upon, and if the resolution
wbicn bad expelled him was confirmed,
then he would resign.
May Prove a Costly Amusement,
Kingston, X. Y., Aug. 4. For some
time past James Beach, of RosendaL Ul
ster county, has been reported to have
beaten his wife and children while under
the influence of liquor. His conduct so
exasperated his neighbors that a dozen or
more of them resorted to "whitecap"
measures, and finding Beach on the high
way intoxicated flogged him untH he
begged for mercy and promised reform at
once. Beach has now brought suit in the
supreme court claiming (15,000 damages,
and summonses have been issued against
several persons suspec ted of having taken
part in the whipping.
A Coetly Strike for the Company.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 4. When the em
ployes of the smelter who had not struck
Sunday night for the eight-hour
day and more wages arrived
at the works yesterday morning
they were met by the strikers and the
situation explained to them, and not a
man would go to work, despite the earn
est entreaties of Mr. Nash, who saw in
their refusal a heavy loss to the company.
About ten foremen are at work and they
tried to sae the furnaces, but their
efforts were futile and the furnace,
which were not run Sunday night, are
now a mass of chilled ore. It will cost i
thousands of dollars to blow them in again.
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
Bedspreads. Bates'. 87e.
Bed Spreads, good ones, 75c.
i oweis, all linen check, 4c.
Challies, hall wool.
Doucle fold cashmeres
Double fold Shepard, ch.
Excelsior r1 a i Ho Or;:!.
India silks, Cheney Bros.
Reductions in underwear
Reductions in table linens.
Rock Island. Illinois.
CLEMANN & SALZMAKU
ASS NOW 6HOVTINO
Three Times as Large a Stock of
As any other similar establishment in the city.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Ncs. 124, 128 and 12S Sixteenth Street,
- YOU WILL DO WELL-
To examine the largest and most cemplrH
Oxfords, Tennis and Bicvde
goods in this section at the
Second and Harrison St9 , Davenpor.
Opc n from 8 a, m. to 8 p. m. ; Saturdays 10 p. m.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder.
: : Rock Is!d
Office and 8hop Comer Seventeenth St
ana Berenth Avenue,
ar-All kkda of carpenter work a specialty. Plana and estimates for all kinds o' tei
rarnlaood on application .
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Comer Twenty-third street sad Fourth aTenne.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Thia house has Jnatbeen refitted throughout and is now in A No. 1 condition. It !"
i.w per a ay nonse ana a desirable family hotel.
COMPLETE IN ALL
FOR CATALOGUES ADKllE.-S
21. C. DUNCAN
The Cigar Par Excellence.
OPERAS, CONCHAS FINAS-
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HARTZ & BAHNSEN.