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THJK AUGUB. MONDAY. AUGUST 10, 1801.
Go to Beecher's for your butter and
Lemons sold cheap by the. box at
Mrs. M. Lev left for Mackinaw tbi
Samuel Heagy, of Hampton, was in
the city today.
W. B. Ferguaon went to Chicago this
' morning on business.
J. C. Stanton, trainmaster of the C,
B, & Q , was in the city today.
Mrs. Phil Mitchell returned home from
pirit Like, Iowa, this morning.
W. T, Robertson, of Centerville, Iowa,
Tisiting witb friends in the city.
Mrs. P. Oarrity, of Keokuk, Iowa, is
Tisiting witb her daughter, Mrs James
E. B. Sterling and wife are happy in the
arrival of a little son at their home on
Dressmaking by the day cr at home.
Cutting and fitting a specialty by Miss
Sutherland. 531 Fourteenth street.
Mrs. Hugh A. J. McDonald and Mrs.
A. M. Carl and daughter May, returned
Saturday night from their eastern visit.
The fifth of the series of merchants'
subscription concerts in Spencer square
will be given tomorrow night by Prof.
Supt. of Water Works Murrin has a
notice elsewhere to water consumers
which it may prove profitable for some
people to read, mark, leara and inwardly
The third promenade concert given at
Schuetzen park, Davenport.under the di
rection of Strasser's Union band will occur
Thursday evening, Aug. 20, the concert
to begin at 7:30 o'clock.
Charles Hawley, the man who was
bound over by Justice Albrecht, of Port
Byron, on Satutday for larceny, succeeded
in Retting bonds and was released from
the county jail on Saturday evening.
Charles 8. Qaayle has been appointed
substitute mall cirrier by Postmaster
Wells, and will enter upon his duties on
Thursday of this week, taking the route
of Carrier Perry who takes his annnal va
The excursion given by the Rock Island
Athltic club down the river oa Saturday
night was largely attended, and a decided
6ucces,s. The steamer A. J. Whitney
was chartered for the occasion.
Postmaster Wells on Saturday present
ed Mailcarrier Bums' boy baby with a
silver mug bearing his full name, Howard
B. Burris, and the employes of the office
presented the youngster with a silver
Messrs. Gustave Stengel. John Ohl
weiler, Fred Applequist, H. Geisler, B.
Winter and J. H. Rtnson went to Geneseo
this morning to attend the Twenty-first
district convention of the L'quor Dealers'
No action was taken at the conference
at the Watch tower Saturday to consider
the unreasonable attitude of the South
Rock Island road commissioners relative
to the change in the road location. O iving
to the absence of Supervisor Kerr an ad
journment was taken until tomorrow at 2
Charles Hilderbrandt and the engineer
at Huber's brewery got into an altercation
this morning, the result being that the
engineer struck Hilderbrandt, knocking
him down so that his head struck against
a wall inflicting a bad gash, and other-,
bruising Urn about the head.
Thirty years ago today occurred the bat
tle of Wilson's creek, in which Maj.
. Beardsley, Capt. Grealish and other Rock
Island citizens took part. It was the bat-
- tte In which Gen. .Lyons fell, and Maj.
Beardsley had two horses Bbot under him
in reaching the side of his fallen com -mander.
W. F. Coulter, formerly assistant city
editor of the Davenport Democrat, is a
candidate for the democratic nomination
for superintendent of schools of Scott
county... Coulter :U a "bright energetic
fellow, and will prove himself worthy of
any confidence the democratic party or
people of Scott county may repose in
Peter Oaerg. an employe of the Rock
Island & Milan street car line, was
caught between an electric motor and
trailer while coupling at the car barns
-yesterday afternoon, and was badly
squeezed. He was released in a few sec
onds, but feels the effects of it more now
than he did at the time, and will not be
able to resume work for some days.
John Babcock, of Watertown, was in
city today. Mr. Babcock shipped a car
load of cattle to Chicago last week.
Among these were eight head of 3 -year-old
Polled Angus steers that had been
wintered on prairie hay and for 90 days
ntiflU, Bci king
u. , Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard
fed two bushels of corn meal per day.
At the time of selling tbey averaged 1,
431 pour ds and brought $71 84.
There was a fight on Moline avenue
and T enty-seventh street about 12
o'eie-ek Saturday night in whir.h consider
able blood was spilled, it being visible on
the sidewalk about there. Some of the
parties drove away in a buggy when the
fight was finished, bat it is not known
who lost the blood.
An important special meeting of the
Y. W. C T. U. will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the Y. M. C.
A. parlor. ' Miss Mary Mahon, assistant
superintendent of young woman's work
for Illinois, will be present and desires to
meet all members and friends of the so
ciety. Jim Eurley, better known as "Parnell,"
went to sleep in an alley today and some
mischievous boys arranged hTs wearing
apparel in such a manner that when he
awoke from his lethargy and came out on
the street he created a vast amount of
amusement for a large crowd of specta
tors. Mike Burke, the well known baggage
man on the C. , B. & Q . , who has not been
seen in Rock Island for many a long
weary day, is gracing the city by his pres
ence today. Burke is now running on
the lower end of the Rock Island & St.
Louis d vision and only gets up here on
particular occasions. He came up today
on the special which is to take the rnili
itary companies south tonight.
R. J. Rowland, a passenger brskeman
on the C, M. & St. P., was in town last
night nd went to church. While there
someone exchanged hats with him so
that when be made his appearance on
the street when church was out, he had
two handkerchiefs under the sweat band
of the I at he wore, and his ears were out
of sight then. When see this morning
he was making his way to the depot with
only na'ure's covering for bis head.
An important change took place in the
C, R. I. & P. round house at Davenport
this morning, J. E. Merrill, for years
mister mechanic at Davenport, being
promoted to the position of superinten
dent ef motive power and equipment on
the east Iowa division, including Rock
Island, his headquarters remaining at
Davenport, thus increaiing his duties asd
Yesterday afternoon Messrs. EJ. .and
and Join Van Patten were out in their
sailboat accompanied by two gentlemen
friends, and at about 5 o'clock they met
witn qu te an exciting accident, and one
which n.igbt have resulted much more
seriously. Their boat ran the ferry down
ana in some way got caugnt m tne wheel
and was almost overturned. Curiously
enougn me sailDoat was not damaged,
while tie ferry came near beias disabled
The feny is each a frail little thing that
it will not stand many hard knocks.
uavenpart Tribune. -
A. J. Wildes, advance manager of
Eugene Robinson's floating palace at
tractions was in the city Saturday ar
ranging for the visit of the novel shows
to Rock Island on Saturday next. The
Eugene Robinson shows were here a
couple of years ago, and attracted much
attentioa and gave great satisfaction to
all who attended them. They are com
ing down the river and will be well re
received at Rock Island.
Phil Mitchell attended the annual meet
ing of the stockholders of the United
Glass company at Syracuse, N. Y., last
week, a: which 13 directors were elected
as follows: T. D. Catlin, Ottawa. W.
T. Grav. Zanesville, Ohio, M. B. De
Long, H. J. Cookingham and A. G.
Brower. Utica, N. Y.. Phil Mitchell,
Rock I! and. H. Young and J. W. Bailey
Wellsboro. Pa , S. K. Bemiss, M. De
lano and O. E. Frazee, of Canastota, ".
Y.. E. W. Merry, Bowling Green, Oaio,
D. C. Coolman, Ravenna, Ohio. The
old offleers were reelected as follows: T.
D. Call n, president; W. T. Gray, vice-
presideU; O. E. Frazee, secretary; M. B
It is nany years since Kiblo's Garden
contained such an audience as it held on
Monday night when "Kaianka" was in
troduced to New York. Since the days
oi f ox no pantomime has pleased better
and none contained such an array of
Druuancy. in scenery, In cos tu mas and
in speciilties, "Ksjanka" leads anything
done in the pantomimic line. The stage
is a mass of women, in all manners of
beautifel costumes; all sorts of charac
ters, and graceful dancers are there by the
dozen. "Kaianka" is a realm of loveli
ness, a foevf of beauties, and an attraction
that everyone must see. It is now some
years since a real good pantomime has
been set n in New York, and this makes
"Ksjanka" all the more welcome. It will
remain at Niblo's for less time thai it
This is said by the New York Mail and
Express of the attraction to be seen at
Harper's theatre next Thursday night.
JESSE JAMES NO. 2.
Desperate Doings in a Commu
nity in Ohio.
A MUEDEE AND A FUTILE MAN HUNT
Bank Cashier Badly Wonndetl. a Farmer
Killed, and Another Man Given a Bul
letThe Story of a Bootless Hoot for
the Bandit Barbarous Atrocity In Mis
sissippi A Kansas Judge Threatened
with Assassination Fight with Toughs
at Carljrle, Ills.
Columbus Grove, O., Aug. 10. Shortly
after 8 o'clock Saturday morning Cashier
T. J. Maple opened the Exchange bank
and laid out about $3,000 near the cashier's
window. About 8:30 a man appeared in
the door with a revolver in each hand.
He immediately began shooting. Cashier
Maple was struck twice, once in the arm
and once in the right side. As he fell to
the floor, an old faimer, William Vande
bark, aged 60, entered the door, having
come to get his" money for some hogs he
had just sold. The robber turned and
shot. The old man fell dead in his tracks.
A third man sat in the lobby of the bank
paralyzed with fear. He was not molest
ed. The desperado then grabbed tl, 300 in
greenbacks, bhcvfd them in the pockets of
his sack coat, aud darted out of the door
shouting, Tro a second Jesse James."
The Revolver Speaks Again.
Quite a crowd had been attracted by the
sounds of the shots, but there was a scat
tering when the wild- eyed murderer ap
peared on the street, having a gun in
either band and shoot inp indiscriminately.
One of the bystanders, Henry Buck, failed
to get of the way fast enough aud was
struck down by a bullet from the rapidly
speaking revolvers. The fel low ran to the
outskirts of the town and disappeared iu a
big cornfield. About, 200 citizens cf this
place organized themselves into a com
pany and went in pursuit. The latest re
port was that the murderer was in the
vicinity of Kockport, about nine miles
northeast of Lima, and between Columbus
Grove and Blufftoti. Several officers from
Lima and Bluffton and the citizens of
Beaver Dam and West t'airo were aroused.
The woods and cornfields were closely
watched aud patroled.
The Bandit Only Seen Twice.
The search went on all day Saturday,
but only twice was the bandit seen, while
the pursuers were always close at his
heels. From cornfield to cornfield,
keeping hirntelf clear of the eyes
of those who followed, and only ap
pearing when nature refused to further
act because of burning thirst.- Iu the
iuteuse heat of midday he was seen to go
into a lonely aud uuoccupied cabin, from
which he was driven by the farmhands,
who had not heard of the occurrence in
town. Again he came to a farm bouse for
drink, and guljied down two great tins
full if water before stopping to take
breath, iheuaguii' taking up his flight
he sought the cornuelds as a city of ref
uge, from whose foliage he might gain on
his pursuers while leing protected from
their sight. Only twice did he voluutar
ily expose himself, and on each occasion
his pursuers lired oion him, but the dis
tance was too great, aud he continued his
The Trail Taken l"p Yesterday.
The pursuit ended Saturdav nisht after
the ft teiijg robber had made his way into
a thick woods. Early yesterday morning
the i rail was taken up. Word was re
ceived by telegram that he had been traced
to a small area near Beaver Dam a small vil
lageeleven miles south of this place, and to
that point every lody who could get a vehicle
went. At 11 o'clock a joint meeting was
held between the president of the board
of county commissioners of Putnam couu
ty, the mayor and council of this village
and the president of the Exchange bank,
and a reward was agreed upon aggie
gating over l,0n0. Policemen from the
forces of nejghboriug cities aud
several experienced detectives went
to work on the case.
The Desperado Steals a Horse.
It is now said that the desperado is be
yond reach and it is questionable if he is
ever caught at all. After the chase was
given up Saturday night, the man stopped
with some laborers building a pipe line
about two miles east of Beaver Dam and
at the crossing of the Lake Erie railroad
at a point one mile west of Bluffton, Ohio.
He went into a pasture and stole a black
mare at 1 o'clock yesterday morning four
miles east of Bluffton. He followed a
farmer and his family home who had been
attending a show and with vhis ready re
volver compelled them to get him a meal.
Poor Prospect of Catching; Him.
The stolen horse was tied to the branches
of a tree by a rope halter during bis stay
at this place and an attempt was made to
buy a buggy and harness or even a bridle
from the farmer, but the attempt was in
vain. It is highly probable that the hunt
ed man has ridden his horse into Findlay,
jumped a train and is by this time far
away. It was almost noon yesterday before
the theft of the horse was discovered and
much later when the direction taken was
learned. Hundreds of men were in the
chase yesterday where there were ten Sat
urday, and the time was all spent beating
about the bushes from which the bird had
A KANSAS JUDGE THREATENED.
He Will Be bbot if He Presides at a Mur
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 10. Judge Theo
dore Botkin arrived in Topeka Saturday
and brought with him some letters be has
recently received, which are causing him
some uneasiness about the results of the
forthcoming trial of Jim Brennan, the
murderer of his bitter enemy, Sam Wood.
One of these letters, written by a friend
of Botkin who lives in the neutral strip,
contains the information that Ed Short, a
crack shot, has left the neutral strip f r
southwestern Kansas with the avowed
purpose of avenging the murder of his
friend, Sam Wood. The letter says that
if Judge Botkin presides at the trial of
Brennan he will surely be assassinated.
An Assassination Plot.
Another letter from Topeka, signed -,A
Friend," warns Judge Botkiu that his
enemies have formed a plot to. assassinate
him, and that if he presides at the trial of
Brennan both he and Brennan will he
killed in the court-room. Judge Botkin
does not know who this letter is from,
but does not think it is from any of his
friends. He has received numerous an
nonymous letters on this subject, of which
these are only samples. When asked if he
would preside at the trial be said be was
not in the habit of giving any legal opin
ions ahead oi tune, but when the trial
somes up he would let hit decision be
SOME MISSISSIPPI CH VALRY. y
Two White Women Most Diabolical
Treated by a Lawless Gang,
Xew Orleans,- Aug. 10. Xews comes
from Wesson, Miss., of the flogging of
two white women by a party of white
men on Wednesday night last. The
women came from the north and were
known as Agnes Reardon and Mamie
Haspel. The women often visited a cabin
In the outskirts of the town at which two
negroes were frequent visitors. A notice
was posted on the door of the cabin warn
ing the four to leave town.
flogged with a Blarksnake.
They did not heed the warning, and on
Wednesday night a party of thirty men
(rent to the cabin and knocked down the
ioor, entered and captured the inmates.
They were stripped to the waist and
bound to trees. The thirty men took
turns in flogging the bared backs with a
blAcksnake whip, every stroke bringing
blood. The women received forty-five to
fifty lashes each, when they fainted from
pain. The men took the terrible puuish
ment better and were given a larger dose.
After the women regained consciousness
they and the two men were allowed to re
turn to the cabin and dress. Then they
itarted north on the railroad track.
Virions Toughs at Carlyle, Ills.
Caklyle, His., Aug. 10. In a free-for-all
fight here Saturday night between
Thomas McLaren and Tony Kleber, two
local toughs, and City Marshal Kinesmith
assisted by several citizens who were try
ing to arrest them, Kleber hit Anthony
Huber iu the head with a stone, fractur
ing his skull. He then turned and struck
A. E. Ford on the back of the head, cut
ting him badly. J. Daly was accidently
shot by the marshal, but his wound is not
serious. A reward has been offered for
the two desperadoes, who subsequently
made their escape.
A Mutilated Body Identified.
Heaver, Aug. 10. Some day's ago the
headiest, legless, and armless body of a
man was found in the Piatt river near
, this city Saturday Mrs. Maiden Lamb
;of 2414 North Fourteenth street, made
Larsh, a gambler. He disappeared from
his house on July 29 and she claimed that
he was killed by another gambler.
Kditor Elliott Sentenced.
Columbus, O., Aug. 10. Judge Pugh
Saturday overruled all the pleas present
ed by Editor Elliott's attorneys, and sen
tenced Elliott to prison for life for the
murder of C. Osborn. Elliott made a
speech declaring his innocence.
NOT SO VERY REMARKABLE.
Tetter's Plan of Making Things Go Easy
Indorsed in Kansas.
Topeka. Kan., Aug. 10. The Elk coun
ty Farmers' Alliance has adopted a re
markable set of resolutions because of the
refusal of banks to loan any more money
on Kansas land. After numerous where
ases the resolutions demand of the presi
dent of the United States that he imme
diately assemble the congress for the pur
pose of passing a law whereby the United
States can issue legal tender treasury
notes to the amount needed and loan to
the people of Kansas at a low rate of in
terest, with the privilege of paying small
nnnnal installments on the principal un
til the whole is paid; and that the gov
ernment shall be secured by the Kansas
J A Demand for Equal Taxation.
This it is claimed will relieve the people
from the grasp of the money power and
give them a chance to save their homes.
The resolutions also ask that congress
pass a law making everything that circu
lates as money aud all interest-bearing
bonds taxable so that the man of wealth
may bear the burden of taxation equally
with the farmer.
A Rorkford Woman's Benevolence.
New Orleans, Aug. It). A special
from Jackson, Miss., to The Times-Democrat
says: As a memorial to her mother
Mrs. Mary F. Holmes, of Rockford, Ills.,
proposes to invest $75,000 to iiOO.OOO in a
colored female literary and industrial
school to accommodate, 150 pupils. It is
to be located at some place easy of access
in Mississippi, the neighborhood to donate
the site and necessary grounds, and is to
be under the auspices of the Presbyterian
A "Bike" That Runs on Water.
Tuscola, Ills., Aug. 10. About 1,000
people witnessed the first trial of Professor
Claude Baum's aquacycle Saturday at
Montezuma health resort on the Wabash
river. It was a novel exhibition and
many are convinced that a wheel has been
found that will run on water with almost
as much speed as bicycles on land.
The Capitalist with Two Countries. .
London, Aug. 10. Andrew Carnegie
laid the corner-stone of the public library
at Peterhead Saturday, to which he has
donated 1,000. He made an interesting
speech, full of devotion to his native and
his adopted land. The Peterhead peo
pie gave him an ovation.
British Foreign Trade.
London. Aug. 10. The board of trade
has issued returns showing that during
the month of July the imports decreased
200,000 and that the exports decreased
2,3HO,000, as compared with those for the
corresponding month of last year.
At the Cape May Capital.
Cape May Point, X. J.. Aug. 10. J. S.
Clarkson arrived Saturday morning, and
will be a guest of the president daring bis
tay. Postmaster General Wanamaker
arrived in the evening and made a call
Upon the president.
Trotting Races at Chicago.
Chicago, Aug. 10. One week from to
day the trotting and pacing meeting will
begin at Washington park. All the flyers
will be on hand and it is expected to be
the star meeting of the year.
Editor Jones Will Probably Die.
LEW1STON. Me.. Aug. 10. The condi
tion of George Jones, editor of The Xew
York Times, remains unchanged. His
physicians seem to have lost confidence in
Is She the Coming Trotter?
Independence, la., Aug. 10. Saturday
Mary Marshall made the remarkable
time of 30' seconds in the last quarter of
a mile trot.
Hall Destroys Some More Crops.
Grafton, S. D., Aug. 10. Hail struck
several farms northeast of here Friday
night, destroying crops and doing much
M C I 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
Bedspreads, Bates', 87c.
Bed Spreads, good ones, 75c.
Towels, all linen check, 4c.
Three Times as Large a Stcck of
As say other similar establishment in the city.
CLEMANN & SALZMANX
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos. 124, 126 and 12S Sixteenth Street,
- YOU WILL DO WELL-
Oxfords, Tennis and M
Contractor and. Builde
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St. . . T) 1,
asd Seventh Avenue, I IVOCK l
6 All kiada of carpenter work a specialty. Plana and estimate! for all kind of
Corner Twentj-third street aad Fourth arenne.
The Cigar Par Excellence.
OPERAS, CONCHAS FltfA
At Wholesale by
HARTZ & BAHNSE
Challies, half wool.
Double fold Shepard ch.
Excelsior plaids. 36m
India silks. Cheney b-0
Reductions in underwear
Reductions in table linens
"Rock Island. Illinois,
CLEMANN & SALZMANU
ARE NOW SHOWING
To examine the largest and most coniplen
goods in this section at the
Second and Harrison Sta , Dave:?:
Opm from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. ; Saturdays 10 p. m.
B. F. DeGEAR,
mrniaued on application.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
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