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THE ARGUS. THURSDAY, AUGUST 6. 1891
Juige Ai&mt is in Cbicago.
Music and dancing at Spring Cove to
The Koclc Island Athletic club gives an
excursion on Saturday night.
Call at Gus. En&lin's and see his fine
fall suitings and pantaloon goods.
Miss Millie Otto, of Preemption, is
visiting .with ber cousin. Miss Emma
Miss Mary Corcoran returned last
night from a three weeks' visit to friends
Mrs. F. L. Bliss and daughter, Miss
Lulu Bliss, left yesterday for Racine on a
A moonlight excursion will be given by
the Rock Island Athletic club Saturday
J. H. Kennedy, an old and prominent
citizen of Carbon Cliff, died yesterday,
aged about 70 years.
A brand new delivery wagon belonging
to F. O. Young, the grocer, has made its
appearance on the streets.
Postmaster Howard Wells and son,
Phillip, have returned from their trip to
St. Paul, Milwaukee and Chicago
Mrs. H. Ilarte, who has been visiting
in the city the past week, returned to her
home in Philadelphia yesterday.
The Sons of Veterats haye a lawn so
ciable and dancing party at the Bailey
Davenport homestead Friday evening.
John ZiU'mser, of Port Byron, and A.
C, Moore, of Hastings, Neb., who is yisit
ing Port Byron, were in the city yester-.
John FiizBtriok, of Milan, will ran a
hack from that place to the camp
grounds during the district camp meet
ing. Jacob llama, of EJginglon, and son
Earnest, who is tome from college at
Mount Vernon, Iowa, were visitors in the
Mrs. J. F. McEibben and daughter,
Miss Magzie. left this morning on an ex
tended visit to friends in northern
Illinois and Wisconsin.
Manager Montrose, of Harper's theatre, '
has eDgftged Gus. Miller as stage manager
for the ensuing year, succeeding Harry
Elccker, resigned. - j
Misses Liura and Maud Merry, of
Okdensburg. X. Y., and Miss Laura
Crawford, of Burlington, are visiting
their uncle and aunt. Captain and Mrs.
The b'r. et ear cciapaay in Divenpnrt,
Iowa, recently sold a muie that had
tervtd on the line for 21 years to a colored
man for 50 cents. Mr. Yerkes would
have obtained 73 cents f?r him. Chicago
A very plcaisut party was given last
evening at the residence of Charles Boltz,
512 Moline avenue, in honor cf Miss
Mab'.e Martin, a large number being prer
tt aod all ttj jjiug themselves immense
ly. George F. Scbmale & Co., propne'.o:s
of the Fourth avenue shoe store, are
moviiit: into their new building at the
i orner of Fourth avenue and Fifteenth
etree t today.
J. T. Kenworthy made a trip to Peoria
jesterday where he filed in the United
btates court the reply of the Rock Island
Brush E'ectric Light company to the peti
tion of the parent company of Cleveland,
in the litigation now ensuing between the
The Moline Dispatch is advocating the
establishment of an electric fire alarm.
The Dispatch is on the right track and
The Abocs hopes it will keep there until
it accomplishes its purpose. It may be
a long hard pull, bat it will win, and the
cause, as that of a paid department, is
worth fipbting for.
The attorneys in the case of Blandicg
& McCormick vs. the D. I. & D. railroad
company are. preparing to appeal that
case, tried in the Davenport district court
some time ago, to the supreme court. The
issues involved in that case are identical
with those in the suits brought by Pear
sail and Gaylord, and the amounts in
volved are about $30,000 in the aggregate.
The accounts are for construction and
The funeral of the late John J. Moran
was held from St. Joseph's church at 9
o'clock this morning. It wss yery largely
attended and was in charge of the Western
Catholic union, of which deceased was a
member. The interment was made in St.
Marguerites' cemetery, Davenport, and the
pall bearers, all of whom were from the
above named order, were as follows:
Thomas B. Reidy, John Kelly, Maurice
Brennaa, William Haley, Frank Lawler
and John Guinan.
The visit of Messrs. Crompton, Guyer,
Paul, Stengel and Dusenberri, of the
Improvement association, in company
with Mayor McConochie and Aid. Ad
ams, to Seventh avenue yesterday after
noon, resulted in all becoming satisfied
that Seven .h avenue east of Elm should
be widened to at least 1C0 feet, and of
the imperative necessity of the improve
ment at once for the various reasons
Heretofore detailed in Ths Arc us that
Seventh avenue is destined to be the main
thoroughfare between the twin cities
and is greatly needed now that paving
operations are interfering with Moline
R. A. Smith, of Moline, has a number
of choice iota in his addition to the city
of Rock Island on Thirty-eighth and
Thirty-ninth streets, one block south tf
the street railway, which he offers at a
bargain. Any one wishing a lot for a
home ought .to see this fine addition be
fore purchasing. Plats and prices given
on application. A good sidewalk in front
of each lot.
A farmer bought a pint flisk of whitky
at a market square saloon jesterday
placed it in his hip pocket, and bad just
stepped out into the square, when with a
pop the co k flew out and as the contents
of the fiatk foamed out the farmer ex
claimed, I bought that for whisky, not
pop and I will take it back where I got
it." So saying he returned to the saloon
where he was assured that be had been
given SO proof. This seemed to satisfy
him and te secured a fresh cork and
went his way without further complaint.
Chief of Police Miller and Officer
Kramer brought over the new patrol
wsgon from Davenport this morning and
in a few days a team will be secured.
The new agon is nicely painted and let
tered "Police Patrol" on the sides of the
box, while uuder the driver's seat are the
letters "R. I. P. D." The wagon has two
cushioned seats running the entire length
sideways, with brass raihngs,lantern9 and
other ornamentation, while on either end
under the (eats are small doors, in one
side of wh'.ch is a cot and the other
drawers for tools, etc. Chief Miller is
very proud of his wagon and well he may
The New York Journal, referrins to
'i-Ttj-.uka, " which is to appear at Har
per's tbeatie Aug. 13. says it is a new
pantotLine spectacle that has been
mounted and staged ia every elaborate
way, aid is just now doing a big business
out of to wa. "Kajacka" is a noyelty in
one respect, and that is in the fact that
every scena- is a transformation scene.
Oac of U:e chief features of the specta
cle will show the ruins of an ancient
Brahmin temple. The production re
quires Uit; i-ervictS of a large number of
people, including Charles W. Riyil, a
clown, eight French acrobats. Mile. Ber
toto, a trar sformation dancer, and eight
Dr. A. 11. McChesney and sonXathan,
of Ciiicas-o. are spending the day in the
city, stopping at the Rock Island house.
Thy are on a firing visit west. Nearly
half a century ago Dr. McChesney was a
farmer ovtr near Viola, owning a farm
between Pope and Elwards creeks.
Forty- five years ago, when a young man
of 2J ycun. he brought a load of water
melons to Camden, now Milan, and sold
them for a cent-and-a-half apiece and took
the amount out in dry goods. In those
days wheat brought 40 cents a bushel and
dressed pork $1.50 per hundred. Everys
thing had to be taken out in dry goods at
that. "We were lucky in those times,"
the doctor said this morning, "if we got
in enough a year to pay our taxes over
and above what our products brought in
trade." Dr. McChesney left Mercer
county 25 years ago.and is now a wealthy
retired citizen of Chicago.
PLOW AND HAMMER
The Insignia of the People's
Party in Ohio.
THE CONVENTION AT SPEINGFEELD
Atkinson & Oloff finished the paving
of Perry s'reet to Fifth, Davenport, yes
terday afternoon, and to do so required
an extra anount of push on the part of
their men, saysthe Democrat. "Tkey put
in 115,000 of top brick during the day.
In the opinion of the paving committee
the Gaiesburg brick that are being put in
this year sre hsrd to beat, and promise
excellent satisfaction. Perry street is
now a paved thoroughfare as far as the
depot, and from it almoBt any part of the
business portion of the city can be reached
without leaving the paved street. This
fact will g ve strangers a good impression
of onr city as soon as they set foot it it,
and first impressions often count for s
Attacked With a Whip.
C. J. W. Schreiner and wife, of 1119
Fourth avenue, were before Magistrate
Wivill last evening on a warrant sworn
out by Con Walters charging them with
assault and battery, and they were each
fined 3 a 3d costs. It is the same old
story of the result of parents picking up
children's neighborhood quarrels. Mr.
Walters is a conductor on the Daven
port ifc Ro:k Island railway, and had cone
to the Schreiner residence to talk about
the trouble between the children and was
oid?red by Mrs. Schreiner to leave the
premises at once. Not complying readily
with these orders Mrs. Schreiner seized a
whip and attacked him, after which Mr,
Schreiner and his son interfered and Mr.
Walters was forcibly ejected.
The incident created a sensation and
the report spread that Walters had re
ceived a severe whipping.
Late cars tonight for the Spring
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
A Hitter Speech by th Temporary
Chairman Against Senator Sherman
Over 40O Delegates Pre.ent No Or
ganization the First Day Wrestling
with the riatform The Labor Ele
mentNebraska Republicans Feel Bet
ter, as Major la on Hand Political
Springfield, O., Aug. 0. The People's
party convention for this state, which is
expected to have such potent influence on
the fall election, met heie yesterday at 2
p. m. When the convention was called to
order by Hon. H. T. Barnes, of the state
i committee, at least 450 delegates occupied
seats In the beautifully decorated halL
Many ladies were on the floor of the hall
and several of them occupied seats on the
stage. Among the distinguished guests
were H. E. Taubeneck, of Illinois; G. F.
Washburn, Massachusetts; F. N. Snider,
Kansas; M. L. Welkin, Kansas; M. War
ner, Texas. The proceedings were opened
with prayer by Joshua Crawford, and
Chairman Barnes then read letters of en
couragement from Senator Peffer, and
Hon. G. T. Gaithers. member of the na
tional committee from Alabama. Hugh
Cavanaugh, of Cincinnati, was introduced
as temporary chairman, and when he ad
vanced to the front of the stage he was
greeted with hearty applause.
Particularly Down on Sherman.
Cavanaugh said this was the most im
portant convention held by any party in
many years. It was composed of men who
have no axes to grind. "We propose,"
said he, "to serve notice on. the dominant
parties that they have served out their
time. We differ from both the other
state conventions which have been held
this year notably from the one at Col
umbusin that we have not so many sen
atorial candidates iu the field. We are
here to represent a principle which must
ia the end prevail. Politicians have been
saying, -You till the soil and we will at
tend to politics.'" Cavanaugh said that
John Sherman, like Ingalls. would be rel
egated to private life. -If the Mansfield
iceberg" fully understood his position he
would say with Woolsey: "Had I but
served the people with half the strength I
served Wall street they would not now
leave nie iu my old age."
Reports of Organization Committers.
H. B. Hutchinson was selected as tem
porary secretary. Various committees re
tired, and pending their return to report
Robert Schiliinir addressed the convention.
Burt Johns, of Huron, for the committee
on credentials, reported at o:4. p. iu. no
contests. Dr. Tuckeman, of Cleveland,
reported for the committee on rules and
order of business the rules usually govern
ing conventions. Nominating "speeches
will lie limited to five minutes. Miller
Purvis, of Morrow, fur committee on de
vice, reported the plow and hammer, the
choice of nine of the committee of ten.
The convention adjourned to 8 a. in. today
without adopting the report.
stuck on the Platform.
Last night Eva McDonald VaUsh ad
dressed the delegates. The committee on
resolutions wrestled with the platform
from 3 p. ui . and at lo adjourned until
this morning without having reached
conclusion. The sticking points are the
prohibition, land tax and farm product
loan features. The city districts insist that
a prohibition plank would cost the party
thousands of votes, and they will right ft
to the bitter end. Regarding a ticket
everything is chaos. There are a dozen
slates, and their respective advocates are
The I-tor l.lt nu nt Giving Trouble.
There is beneath the surface considera
ble feeling between the Federation of La
bor men and the Knights of Labor which
causes the farmer element to suspect both.
It is said that the Knights of Labor
Trades union split in Cincinnati may re
sult iu shutting Hamilton county out of
representation on the state ticket. Frank
Rist represents the federation and Hugh
Cavanaugh the Knights of Labor. Both
are meutioned for lieutenant governor.
Partisans say that Hamilton county must
be practically unanimous on selection of
candidates or else name none at all. The
new candidates are Captain Edwards, of
Highland, and Alva Agee, of Gallia, pres
ident of the Secret Alliance, for governor,
and David Rankin, of Cayahoga, for
board of public works.
NEBRASKA IS ALL RIGHT.
That I from a Republican Point or View
Majors on Hand.
Omaha, Aug. 6. A special from Lin
coln says: Lieutenant Governor Majors
reached Lincoln at 4 o'clock yesterday aft
ernoon and took charge of the executive
office. President of the Senate Poynter
notified the clerks in the executive otSce
that if Thayer or Majors were .not here
yesterday he would take the office au d ap
point a special labor commissioner to go
to Omaha to settle the labor troubles.
Poynter visited Majors at the state house
and delivered the memorial of the labor
ing men, asking that action be taken.
Poynter returned home last night, and
peace reigns at Nebraska's capital.
The Kentucky Election.
Louisville, Ky., Aug 6. Late Ken
tucky election returns are favorable in
every instance to the farmers, and there is
no longer any doubt that they will control
the next legislature. They are not all Al
liance or People's party men, however, al
though the People's party has surprised
the Democrats by electing no less than
thirteen of their candidates. The political
complexion of the house is, Democrats, 68;
Republicans, 1"; People's party, 13; Inde
pendent Denocrat, 1, and one district
doubtful. The farmers of all parties num
ber fifty-six, besides several country mer
chants and teachers, whose sympathies
are in the same direction. The farmers,
most of whom are Alliance men, will have
a majority in the Democratic caucus
LINCOLN, Jieb., Aug. 6. The Nebraska
Prohibitionists assembled in state conven
tion yesterday in this city. Beyond effect
ing an organization nothing was done.
Thinks Harrison Is the Man.
New Yobk, Aug. 6. Senator Pugh, of
Alabama, was here yesterday. "In Wash
ington," he said, "I have heard very little
about the condition of Mr. Blaine's health
or the probability that he will be nomin
ated to saooeed President Harrison. For
my own part I think Harrison will be re
nominated without any opposition on the
part of Blaine. I do doc beiicre Blaine ia
sfriously considering the question. Of
course the comments which are made by
his friends and the enthusiasm which his
name arouses are very flattering to him,
but I think he' will not interfere with Mr.
New Tork Republican League.
Syracuse, Aug. 6 The State Repub
lican league met here yesterday and the
city was full of leaguers The day was
devoted to speech making. In his address
President McAlpin said it was not the ob
ject of the present convention to uame
candidates nor to make nartv Dlatforms.
"It is the duty of the Republican league,"
saiu ne, "to make the Republican plat
form the political creed f the state."
A LOCOMOTIVE CAPSIZED.
Nineteen Persons Badly Injured, Two of
Cumberland, Md., Aug. 6. News has
just reached here of a frightful accident
which occurred at a point called Switch
Back, on the Virginia Central railway,
about sixty miles from here. Tuesday
morning, as usual, the men, seventeen in
number, boarded the tram road engine to
go to their work in the lumber regions.
Two women asked permission to ride out
a short distance to a berry patch. Their
request was granted, ana the engine con
taining the nineteen passengers started on
its journey. It had hardly gotten under
good headway when the engine struck a
piece of timber that was lying on the
track, turning it completely over.
Cooked by Escaping Steam.
The occurrence was so sudden that none
of the people on the engine had a chance
to escape, and all were more or less in
jured, either by escaping steam or from
the fall of the engiue. Iu an instant ev
erything was iu an uproar, women scream
ing, men moaning, and the escaping steam
from the broken pipes of the engine, pre
senting a sight that was heartrending.
As soon as the men who were the least in
jured could manage to extricate them
selves, they went to work to release their
more unfortunate comrades, whose condi
tion was pitiable to behold. .The first per
son extricated was Alice Robinson. The
escaping steam bad cooked the flesh on
her face, arms, and bands in a horrible
manner, and her injuries are considered
fatal. John McKenzie, who lived at Frost
burg, was caught under the engine and
scalded so badly that he died Tuesday
evening of his injuries.
Names of Seriously Hurt.
The others seriously but not fatally in
jured are: Robert Robinson, engineer,
badly scalded at.d bruised: Frank Craver,
fireman, scalded and bruised; Lewis Lay
man, scalded about hands and face; John
Rickey, hurt internally and scalded; Jen
nie Durst, badly bruised and scalded. As
soon a word could be sent the physicians
of Elk Garden, the nearest town, were tel
egraphed for, and they promptly re
sponded, relieving as far as possible the
sufferings of the injured.
WRECKED A PASSENGER TRAIN.
Thirteen Persons Receive Cuts, ltriiisea
and Broken Bone Dastardly Work.
Kalamazoo, Mich., Aug. 0. A datard-
ly and successful plot to wreck a train
was carried into execution yesterday aft
ernoon on the Grand Rapids and Indiana
railway near Cooper, the first station
north of Kalamazoo. The train was the
throuch express carrying the Mackinaw
and Chicago sleeping oar, and due here
at noon. The plan of the wreckers was a
rail sprung from its place. The locomo
tive kept the track, but the passenger at. I
other cars went over a thirt v-tv.ot embank
ment. There were fcixtv passengers on
The I njtired rasseiijers.
No one was killed, but the following
were injured: A. Conway, Ft. Wayne,
Ind., head cut: N. B. Williamson, Tren
ton, N. J., arm injured, head cut, great
loss of blood. Dr. A. B. Carrie), Chicago,
back hurt; F. A. Buruhom. Medina, N.
Y., bead cut; A. O. Davids, Chicago, hadiy
shocked and bruised; Charles A. Slieil
man, Baltimnre, face cut and head bruised;
Miss Carrie Hawley, Nile. Mich., badly
bruised; W. S. Pratt. Grand Rapids,
shoulder dislocated: Mr. and Mrs. J. Earl
Kay, Grand Rapids, his shoulder dislo
cated and her body badly bruised; M. R.
Powers, Chicago, bad gash in leg, arm
broken, head and face cut; L. Waterman.
Lowell, Mich , badly injured internally;
Henry G. Dykebouse, Grand Rapids, two
bad scalp wounds. A number of other
passengers were less seriously injured.
Ex-Congressman William L. Scott is
seriously iil at his home in Erie, Pa.
The United States patent office issued
25,3J7 patents for the year ended June 30.
Chicago barbers will organize and de
mand that all shops be closed on Sun
day. The treasury department yesterday pur
chased !'10,uou ounces of silver at from fl
to tl.iXKi per ounce.
Five thousand five hundred Italian im
migrants sailed irom Genoa for this
country last week.
John T. McShane, at one rime well
known in business circles at Chicago, has
become insane and is under restraint.
A pfiest at New Haven has issued an or
der instructing the young ladies of his
parish to give up their Protestant lovers.
The match race at Buffalo Driving park
between Belle Hamlin and Nancy Hanks
was won by Nancy in 2Ml glow time.
"The talent" was badly "left."
William Lunn driver of an ice wagon at
Kansas City, Kan., was burned to death
in the fire whicb destroyed James White's
stables, four horses and a mule.
The latest "roorback" from California is
that a couple of dragons have been seen in
Fresno county. They feed on ducks and
chickens, however, and not on men.
Samuel Freeman, a prominent mer
chant at Severance, Kan., killed his wife
and his 1-year-old child Tuesday night,
and then tired a bullet into his own brain.
Secretary Tracy bas ordered examina
tions for positions in the New York navy
yard in accordance with his plan for a civil
service reform feature and place for merit
in the navy yards.
A special session of the Vermont legis
lature has been called for Aug. 35 to elect
a successor to Senator Edmunds, and to
consider increasing the appropriation for
a state exhibit at t he World's fair.
A report comes from Lake Charles, La.,
that during a fight between the "Whites"
and "Red Bones," whoever they may be,
f out teen men were killed and two others
are missing. Details are also missing and
it looks somewhat "fakish."
Harrison Kelley, Republican, who was
defeated last fall by John G. Otis, the Al
liance candidate, in the Topeka, Kan., dis
trict, has written a letter in which he re
nounces the Republican party, and comes
out in favor of the People's party.
One More Week.
Many lines of goods going at
mucn less man 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 cashmerec
Double fold Shepard. ch
Excelsior plaids, 36in '
India silks, Cheney Br0s ri
Reductions in underwear
Reductions in table linens.
Hock Island. Illinois.
CLEMANN & SALZMMN
-ARE NOW 6HOWINO
Three Times as Large a Stock of
A any other similar ectablUument in the city.
CLEMANN & SALZMANty
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
Ani Nee. 124, 123 an! 153 Sixteenth Street,
- YOU WILL DO WELL-
To examine the largest and most coiie:
Oxfords, Tennis and Bicvcle
gcods in this section at the
Second and Harrison Sta , Davri pon
0;. n from S a. m. to S p. m. ; Saturdnys !' m.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
vcice ana eaop corner Seventeenth St. T t T.l,
ana Beyenta Avenue. IVUl.iv ioiui.
"All kinde of carpenter work a specialty. Plaot and eatimaiea fot all kt,i 'A WAia
'arnliined oa application
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty third street and Fourth arenae.
ROCK ILAND. Hi
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Thi honee hat jnat been refitted throogbont and I now in A No. 1 couditua. It :.--' c-
$1-00 per day llou and a dceirabie family bole:.
COMPLETE IN ALL
D E PiL ITM E NT?
FOR CATALOGUES AIH:E--.-
JJ. C. DUNCAN.
The Cigar Par Excellence.
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