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THJC AJttiUB. FllLDAY, AUGUST 7, 1801.
Dreu:d chickens at F. Q. Yourig'a.
Muscatine nutmegs at C. C. Tiues
dale's. 25s for boy's suit at 8imon & Mosen
f elder's. -
All kinds of California fruits, at F. G.
Plenty of Michigan peaches at C. C.
Arbuckle's coffee for 26 cents, at F. G.
Turtle soup at the White Elephant to
morrow night. .
James Taylor, of Taylor Ridge, was in
the city today.
Thomas F. Carey has returned from
bis western trip. '
$1.95 will buy a suit which will make
your boy feel proud.
Miss Clara Hampton is visiting with
friends in Wichita, Ran.'
9Sc will buy a dandy boy's suit this
week at Simon & Mosenfelder's.
Twenty-two pounds of granulated
sugar for $1. at F. G. Young's.
Mrs. J. V. Bailey and daughter have
returned from their visit up the river.
Miss Nellie Mahanna left yesterday for
Geneva Like for a two weeks' visit.
George Scherer is Lome from Chicago
where he has 'been for some time past.
A nice woolen bay's suit SI. 50. worth.
$3, at Simon & Mosenfelder's special sale.
Sheriff C. D. Gordon is confined to his
bed with a severe attack of cholera mor
bus. c .
Special sale , of boys' and children's
suits for one week only at Simon &
General Superintendent Beech and
Director Young, of the Central District
Telephone company, are in the tri-cities
James Moran and wife desire to pub
licly express their gratitude to neighbors
and friends for many acts of kindmess in
their late bereavement.
Deputy Collector M. L?e Gait's cols
lections for the month of July were $3,s
163 30. Tot beer. $4,680; for cigars,
49G 90. and for tobacco, $2 40.
George C. Blakesley, of Binghampton.
X. Y.. has accepted the call as secretary
from the Y. M. C. A. of Rock Island,
and will enter upon his duties about Sep
General Superintendent Bessler. 8u-
perintendent of Illinois Lines Rice and
Division Superintendent YF. B. Throop,
of the C, B. & Q , were in the city yes
terday. Mrs. E jward Sommer, of Chicago, is
here visiting with relatives. She was oc
companied here by Miss Sophia Sommer,
who has been visiting in Chicago for
some time. "
The young man who was killed at Ot
tawa on Wednesdiy night lost his life at
nearly the same spot where the unfortu
nate John Moran, who was buried yes
terday, was hurt.
John Hutchins, a farmer from Rural,
brought in a load ot barley today which
weighed 44 pounds to the bushel. The
standard weight is 33 pound. This af
fords an idea of the probable gram yield
this year in Rock Island county.
The beat today has been particularly
oppressive, although the mercury did not
show the temperature to be as high as it
has been several days heretofore this
season, 90 in the thade being the highest
point reached "at Thomas' corner.
McEniry & McEniry are in receipt of a
letter from State Auditor Pavey acknowl
edging the arrival of the petition for a
receiver in the case of M. Bearmond vs.
' the Mississippi Valley Insurance company
and that the matter is receiving his con
A force of men are at work today rais
ing the railroad bridges at Brooks' cross
ing and had finished the north bridge of
the C. R . I. & P. at noon . This is an
other improvement brought about by the
street railway syndicate, which arranged
with the railroads to raise the bridges.
The health of Dr. J, 8. McCord not
improving, and he feeling that he could
not fill the pulpit satisfactorily, the offi
cial board held a meeting and voted that
a vacation of 60 days be given him, also
giving him a donation of $300, besides
paying him bis salary to the end of the
conference year. Dr. McCord does not
expect to return to Dubuque another
year. Dubuque Ledger.
Iaspector Lloyd came down this morn
ing and not only inspected the replacing
of the paving at the corner of Seventeenth
street and Second avenue, but actually
put in a herring bone pattern to work oy
between rails of the curve. Mr. Lloyd
is evidently attempting ;o do his duty like
a little man since The Argus called his
attention to it a few lay ago.
The people of Keokuk, are erecting a
etatue to the memory of the Indian chief
after whom the city takes its name. Here
is a good suggestion for public-spirited
Rock Is' and people whose liberality and
good taste is ever before them in the ap
pearance of 8pencer square. A statue
of Black Hawk on the summit of the'
tower where he appeared in person so
often, at d which he thought nature had
made for him, would be as handsome as
appropriate. There is some talk, it if
understcod, of erecting such a statue in
Spencer square, and while it would be a
very beautiful ornament. The Arocs
would prefer to see it on the tower which
bears the famous chieftain's name.
If Manager Louderback, of the Daven
port & flock Island Street Railway com
pany, could aee the grateful happiness
which he has given tnotormen and con
ductors by shortening their hours of toil
he would feel himself doubly repaid for
the movu. The men now manifest a
deeper ic terest in their work in that they
are satislied with it. They feel contented
and will therefore labor all the harder
that they may retain their positions. The
consequence is they will give the company
more satisfactory service, and hence more
satisfaclijn to the company's patrons.
The lines of the syndicate on this side of
the river earn the service that is being
provided, in polite conductors and capa
The St Paul road is building two en
gines at its Milwaukee shops which prom
ise a revolution in locomotive building.
The new engines consume their own
smoke acd have no smokestack. They
are fitted up with an electrical headlight,
which is placed on a stand immediately
in front c f the boiler, thus giving the
engineer an unobstructed view cf the
lineaheai. The drive wheels are larger
thanont-ie ordinary locomotives, and
intended for greater speed. The new
engines are particularly designed to fur
nish power for lighting passenger trains
with electricity and for furnishing steam
heat. These engines will be used on the
track between Milwaukee and Chicago,
and it is intended to reduce the best time
now madis by one hour at least. They
are designed and being built under the
personal supervision of A. F. Smith, a
practical engineer from the shops of the
Pennsylvania road at Fort Wayne.
Secretary Denison, of the Davenport
Business Mens' association, has received
a letter from the secretary of the asso
ciation for the improvement of western
wa?erway9 in which that gentleman sta'es
that the matter relative to the advantages
offered by Davenport for the entertain
ment of the next convention of the asso
ciation has been forwarded to the mem
bers of the executive committee, and
will be acted upon by them. He adds
that Evansville, Ind., is working very
bard to secure the convention, and there
is a tinge of a suggestion to the effect
that Evacsyille is likely to succeed. The
Democrat says: "It is perhaps too late
for Davenport to do much in the matter,
but it is t be regretted that some thing
had not been done before to secure this
meeting. This is the place for it.
Evansville, Ind., is a nice place and a
good bubiness town, but it is not the
place to hold the western waterways con
vention of 1891, and the people who will
attend it will agree with this -statement."
Cob flazation at t'onairhf.
The little town of Comanche, Iowa, was
visited by a disastrous conflagration last
night, the General Early saw mill and a
grist mill and shingle mill also owned by
him, togsther with 5,C00,000 feet of
lumber, filing up in smoke. The fire
started in the grist mill and spread
rapidly, a 3d in a short time the whole
lumber ysrds were in flames. Assistance
was telephoned for to Clinton and two
hose carts and a chemical engine were
loaded on two flat cars and the run. a
distance of five miles, was made by a B
C. R. & N. switch engine in exactly
seven minutes. Superintendent T. H.
Hudson, of the Albany. 111., public
schools, fell from a house and had his
left leg fractured, bnt no one else was in
jured. The loss of property will be
about $90 POO. with about $40,000 insurance.
Don't miss the special sale of boy
clothing for one week only at Simon &
IH THE IlU 07 THI FB0FHBT.
Hgs! cry the vendors of the fruit in Constanti
nople. Certainly a "great cry over a little wool."
Scarcely lest foolish is the practice of those who
fly to violent physicing for costiveaess. They
dose themse res violently weaken their bowels by
so doing-, and disable them from acting regularly,
so that, verily, the last condition of such people
Is worse than the first. Hostetter's Stomach Bit
ters is the sa'e and effective substitute for such
vast expedients, for it Is by no means expedient
to nse them. What is needed is a gentle but
thorough laxative, which not only insures action
of the bowel without pain or weakening effects,
which also promotes a healthy secretion and flow
of bile intu its proper channel. Dyspepsia, de
bility, kidney complaints, rheumatism and ma
laria give in u the Bitters.
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Yean the Standard
Frightful Effect of a Rear-End
TWELVE VICTIMS DEAD SO EAR.
Several Others Will Probably Die and
Nearly a Score Wounded Tblrty Pas
sengers In a Smoking Car and Not One
Escapes Unhurt Talks with Survivors
A Premonition of Danger That Was
Fulfilled Another Excursion Train
Disaster Three Killed.
Syracuse, N. Y.. Aug. 7. The fast
train on the Lake Shore yesterday morn
ing collided with the rear section of a
freight train which had broken in two be
tween Port Byron and Montezuma and
killed and wounded thirty persons, most
ly Italians en route to Xiagara Falls. The
killed were Michael Bergen, fireman on
passenger train, of Macedon.body taken to
morgue, and Alphonse Carilla, Coro Roc
co, Thomas Merlino, John Rosio, Veanso
Dilauri, Dominico Richone, liominico
Sautilo, Antonio Scazzaffava, John Gram
bott, unknown, all Italians. Another un
known Italian died while his leg was be
ing amputated. ,
Several Wounded Likely to Die.
Of the nineteen injured eleven were
Italians, and of these Antonio Unibello,
Enrico Ciabono, Guiseppo Masciarello,
Gioavanne Rosse, I.uigi Marrordo, and
Kicolo Marhinoi are likely to die. Of tue
Americans hurt the following are suffer
ing the most serious injuries: Julius
Myers, of Buffalo, stockman, spiue hurt,
left ear torn off, right eye bruised and
left shoulder fractured, may die: John
Preston, of West Troy, nickel polisher,
spine injured, will recover. All the other
injured will recover, the Americans being
James Chasen, of Sr. Louis; Frank Setter,
of Syracuse; Patrick Ryan, engineer pas
senger train, East Buffalo; Mr. Teilor, of
West Point; Mr. Lewice, of Norwich, and
Benjamiu Pitt, of Oneonta.
Too Ftgcy to See the Signal.
A brakeman had been sent back to sig
nal the passenger train, but it was too
foggy to see the signal. The whole of the
casualties took place in the smoking car,
and no one in the other cars was hurt.
The Italians were all laborers going to
Niagara to work in a tunnel, and only one
member of the party escaped death or in
jury. A passenger who was slightly hurt
said he heard the brakes put on, and knew
that something was wrong. "-Quicker
than I could take a second thought, there
was a crash, shrieks, and all was darkness
and confusion. I felt myself piuued down
by a great weight I could look below me
and see broken boards, beams, and car
wheels, but was unable to move.
Heard the Crackling or Flames.
''Soon I heard the crackling of flames.
You cannot imagine the horror that crept
over me as I thought that in the next mo
ment the flumes would be upon nie, and 1
would be slowly cremated alive. 'My God:
help me,' I cried, 'hurry, hurry.' Just
then I heard a voice say: 'Here's a man
alive; let's get him out.' Then I heard
the sound of axes, and pleasanter noises
never greeted my ears, I can assure you.1
It was only a few minutes before he was
released, but he thought it an age. The
uufortunatas were all gotten out of trie
wreck In-fore the flames reached them,
and the lire was extinguished.
ROMANCE OF THE DISASTER.
A Young Spa ill nil Dancer Hears from Her
New Your, Aug. T. P. K. Pitt, an or
chestra leader, the only New Yorker iu
jured in the West Shore wreck near Port
Byron, is now being cared for by friends
at Niagara Falls. A dispatch was re
ceived last night by Mr. Garcia, at his
residence, 207 East Fourteenth street,
from Manager Freer, of the uUnele Isaacs"
company, stating that Pitts ws not seri
ously injured. Pitts' home is in Troy,
and he experienced his first theatrical sea
son last year. His engagement with the
"L'ncle Isaacs" company was to commence
at Toledo, and with the rest of the com
pany he left Weehawken for that city
Had a Premonition of Danger.
It would seem that the young man had
a strange premonition of impending dan
ger the day he left. He had formed a ro
mantic attachment to Miss Roderiguez, a
young Spanish dancer, struggling, like
himself, with the destinies of fame. With
every reluctance the lovers parted, Pitts
stating that should any danger happen to
him he would, if possible, send word im
mediately. Miss Roderiguez spent most
of the day trying to obtain some informa
tion and carried Manager Freer's message
with ber to the theatre last night.
Were Killed All Around Him.
BCFFALO, N. Y., Aug. T. "They were
killed all around me," declared a young
man in the Central station yesterday aft
ernoon. He had just arrived from the
east on the West Shore. On board were a
number of passengers that had been trans
ferred from the ill-fated train wrecked
near Port Byron in the fog of the Monte
zuma marshes Thursday morning.
"I was the only man that got out
of the car unhurt.'' he said, "for I don't
count the little bumps.'' He showed that
he had been bumped all over the head,
raising little mounds of bruised flesh. In
one or two places there were cuts on the
scalp, from which the blood had flowed
and dried up. He also had a slight cut
over the right eye. , ,
WRECK OF AN EXCURSION.
A Disaster That Will Add Half a Dosen
to the Death Iloll.
St. Albans, Vt., Aug. 7. Wednesday
night a Sunday school excursion train on
the Central Vermont ran into, a mail
train just east of Champlain, N.' Y., kill
ing William Angell, aged 13, of Cham
plain, N. Y.; S.Yannet, Chateaugay Lake,
and Henry Lamountain, of Ohamplain,
and wounding the following: Mrs. George
Burdick, of Moore's station, N. Y., knee
injured; A. Bateman, Perry Mills, N. Y.,
leg broken; Henry W. Swett, Ellenburg,
N. Y., left arm and right leg injured;
Sydney P. Williams, Moore's Junction, N.
Y., both legs broken; Orris Fifield,
Moore's Junction, N.Y., right leg broken;
Barlow Stevens, Moore's Junction, N. Y.,
leg and side bruised; two others were
Additional List of Injured.
The following is an additional list of the
injured: Mrs. A. M. Barber, of Moore's
Junction, injured about the limbs; Miss
Parks, of Irona, badly injured; Miss Wal
low, of Irona, sprained ankle and bruised
about the back; Mr. Arthur Lewis,
of Moore's Forks, bruised and cut;
Roth Lewis (his daughter), aged 11,
injured about the spine and will probably
die; Elsie Lewis, another daughter, aged
1 5, severely cat about the hands; Mr. Bel-
tlen, of r.tlenbnrg. cut about the head ami
legs and otherwise injti-d; John Patter
son, Perry Mills, both leg broken, recov
ery doubtful; S. I.evy, a traveling man, ot
Albany, wrist fractured; A. B. Angell,
father of William Angell, seriously
bruised. About ten others were slightly
DEATH OF A GREAT HORSE.
Proctor Knott. Who Had Won t OO.OOO,
Dies in His Stall.
Saratoga, N. Y.. Aug. 7. Proctor
Knott, the well-knoVn race horse, died in
bis stall at Horsehaven yesterday. His
name and fame were known to turfmen
all over the country, for, while his form
during the last two years had not been the
highest, as a 2-year-old he won laurels
enough to place him among the most
famous horses of this country. He cap
tured both the Junior Champion and the
Futurity, in the latter defeating Salvator
after a great finish. He cost his owner
M25 as a yearling and won for him more
than f 100,000 in the three seasons that he
The. Experts of the Diamond.
CniCAGO, Aug. 7. Yesterday's record of
the League base ball players was as fol
lows: At Boston Boston, 2; Chicago, 3.
At Brooklyn Brooklyn, 5; Cleveland, 8.
At Philadelphia Philadelphia, 4; Cincin
nati, 1. At New York New York, 8;
Association: At Cincinnati Cincinnati,
7; Baltimore, 4 At Louisville Boston, 8;
Louisville, 4. At St. Louis St. Louis, 5;
Athletic, 7. At Columbus Columbus, 9;
Western: At Sioux City Denver, 8;
Sioux City, 9. At Milwaukee Kansas
City, 5; Milwaukee, 4. At Duluth Lin
coln, 4; Duluth, 7. At Minneapolis
Onialin, 13: Minneapolis, S.
Illinois Ion: At Cedar Kapids Cedar
Rapids, 4; Rockford, 0. At Juliet Joliet,
4; Ottawa, 3. At Quincy Quincy, 8; Ot
Will Hold Their Wheat.
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 7. The Kansas
sub-Alliances have determined to hold
their wheat in accordance with instruc
tions received from Alliance headquarters
at Washington, and have made arrange
ments in many instances with elevator
men to store their wheat, who will advance
them 70 cents on its value. State Secre
tary French, of the Farmers' Alliance,
says he is in receipt of letters daily from
sub-Alliances all over the state assuring
him that the farmers, as far as possible,
have agreed to hold their wheat for higher
Saved by His Grandmother.
Rauway, N. J., Aug. 7. George Foster,
Jr., the 3-year-old son of George Foster,
was saved from drowning Tuesday
through the bravery of his grandmother,
who is 60 years old. The child fell into a
deep pool in the Rahway river. He was
discovered by the old lady lying motion
less on the bottom. She plunged bravely
in and succeeded in bringing the boy to
the surface. Both were pulled into a
passiug boar, and the boy was promptly
Winning; Horses at Chicago.
Chicago, Aug 7. At the Hawthorne
course yesterday the money was won by
the following horses: Joe Carter, "' mile,
1:30,V; Helter Skelter, 1 mile, 1:44; Ethel,
Vi miles, lMt; Fan King, J4 mile, 1:16;:
Prince Henry. mile. 1:17.
At Garfield park: Starter Caldwell,
mile. l:'-'..; Somerset, 1 mile 70 yards,
1:40: Sister L,inda. ,' mile, 1:27: Bonnie
Byrd, 1, miles, 1:54; Maggie China,
Chicago Sports Itroke Him.
Indianapolis, Aug. 7. Joe Littler es
tablished, a faro bank at Kissell's road
house some weeks ago and succeeded in
taking about all the cash the local sports
could deposit for chips. On Monday a
couple of Chicago sports came here and
attacked Littler's tiger, and Wednesday
they completed its annihilation. Their
total winnings' aggregated $7,000, and the
layout had to be sold to redeem the
Collision of Switch Kng-inea.
St. Louis, Aug. 7. Yesterday two
switch engines of the Wabash collided
with terrific force near Papin street in
the Wabash yards. Both engines were
thrown from the track and badly wrecked.
Engineer Charles Hill was caught between
bis engine and tender and seriously in
jured. Engineer Mercer and the firemen
of both engines escaped by jumping.
Attached the Whole City of IS oh ton,
BosTOX. Aug. 7. United States Deputy
Marshal McDonald attached the property
of the city of Boston yesterday in the
sum of $500,000. The suit is an action in
tort brought by W. A. Birckill and five
other citizens of New York. Nothing in
regard to the nature of the case can be
learned, except that it grows ou t of an al
leged infringement of a patent right.
Boiler Explosion at Hammond.
Hammond, Ind., Aug. 7. The boiler of
engine No. t, of the Monon, burst Thurs
day morning. Dennis Conley, the fire
man, was thrown 200 feet, and was se
verely scalded on the face and body. Sev
eral pieces of the boiler and engine were
found a quarter of a mile from where the
Left the Amalgamated Association.
Reading, Pa., Aug. 7. Work was re
sumed yesterday at Seyfort & Bros.' iron
mills at Seyfort. The mills have been idle
four months. A number of old hands left
the Amalgamated association and accept
ed the terms of the mill owners. There
are 200 hands in all now at work iu the
mills. The works will be run on double
Costly Fire at Peoria.
PEORIA. Ills., Aug. 7. The large cooper
age factory of Hutchins & Co. was com
pletely destroyed by lire last night. It
was one of the largest factories of the
kind in the west, covering a block of
ground. The loss on stock is about $65,
000, and on building $50,000. There is an
insurance of HOO.OoO.
Going; to See the "Holy Coet."
New Yokk, Aug. 7. About 150 ladies
end gentlemen left here yesterday on the
steamer Friesland for Antwerp. They
are bound for Treves, Rhenish Prussia,
to view the holy coat of Christ, which is
on exhibition there for the first time since
Direct from Kocretary Noble.
Plattsbubg. N. Y., Aug. 7. Secretary
Noble, who is stopping at the Algonquin
hotel, denies that he intends to resign. He
says that hia health is excellent, and he
will return to Washington in about ten
SVJ C 1 NTIRE
One More Week.
Many lines of goods going at
mucn less tnan their
Crash 2 l-2c a yard. Quantity
Lawns 2c a yard.
ChaUies. good quality, reduced to
Bed Spreads. Bates'. 87r
Bed Spreads, good ones, 75c.
i owels, all linen check, 4c.
Challies, half wool
Doucle fold cashmere
Double fold Shepardch
Excelsior plaids. 3Qui
india. da,' E:oi
Reductions in underwear
Reductions in table linens.
Rock Island. Illinois.
GLEMANN & SALZMANN
ARE NOW SHOWING
Three Times as Large a Stock of
C A R P ETS
As any other similar establishment in the city.
GLEMANN & SALZMANN
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Ncs. 124, 123 and 128 Sixteenth Street,
- YOU WILL DO WELL-
To examine the largest and most comply
Oxfords, .Tennis and Bicycle
goods in this section at the
Second and Harrison tks , Davecpor.
Open from 8 a. m. to 8 p. in. ; Saturdays 10 p. m.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
: : Rock Island
Office and Shop Corner Serenteenth St.
and SeTeotfa Avenue,
4TAU kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimates for all ndor K'jto
fnraiMMHi on application.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth arenne.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Tula hoose kas Jnst been refitted throughout and is now in A No. 1 condition. It i- i
i.ixj per day hoase and a desirable family hotel.
COMPLETE IN ALL
FOR CATALOGUES ADDP.Es
J. c. duxcax.
The Cigar Par Excellence.
OPERAS, CONCHAS FIN AS-
At Wholesale byl
HARTZ & BAHNSE&
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