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THE AKGU8. TUESDAY. AUGUST 11. 1891.
Bacd concert in Speocer square to
ght. Hon. E. W. Hurst has joined Lis wife
83 cent lor a suit worth 1 75, at
Siinon & Moscfif elder's.
Mrs. Ilarrj Sage leave tomorrow on a
visit to friends in DegMoines.
Mothers' Friend and Star waists 25
cents at Simon & Moeenfelder's.
Boys' pants for warm weather, 13 cents,
IS cents and 22 cents, at. Simon & Moeen
felder's. If you fail to see ,,Kjanka" you will
miss one of tbe greatest attractions that
has been in Rock Island for years.
The little Spanish skirt dancer in "Ka
janka'Ms one of the best in this country,
and the eight acrobats have no equal.
Bridge travel yesterday amounted to:
Foot, north, 6G6, south, 697, total 1.363;
teams, north, 679, south, 676, total, 1,-355.
Frank Colson, of the Marengo Repub
lic, who has been visiting with friends in
the city returned to his home in Marengo,
Mrs. John Ohlweilsr and Mrs. Chris
Gaetjer left last night on the steamer St.
Paul, on a visit to St. Paul and other
northern cities .
Those 1 1.95 suits, worth $3, are the
best suits for the price, ever sold in this
vicinity, to be had only at Simon &
By direction of the officers of the Citi
zsns' Improvement association, the regu
lar meeting will be postponed ons week -to
Thursday evening, Aug. 20.
rtanson Van K:pcr who was overcome
with the heat on Sunday, is still in a
semi-delirious condition and is being
attended by Dr. Craig daring Dr. Car
A p'easant surprise party was given
yesterday to Mrs. William Hanshaw at
tbe residence of Mrs. W. P. Cochran
1314 Fourth avenue. It was Mrs. Hant
shaw's birthday and she received a num
ber of tokens of remembrance.
Eugene Robinson's famed floating
shows are to visit Rock LUnd next Satur
day, giviDg two entertainments after
noon and evening. The attraction is one
of the most unique and enjoyable ever
seen in this country, and will be witnessed
by a great many people on its visit to
Last Thursday bt the home of the bride
in Coe, occurred the marriage' of Miss
Sadie Moore to Benjamin W. Woodburn,
Rev. A. Harper officiating. The happy
couple started Friday on a wedding
tour to Chicago aud will make their
future home in Coe.
Inquisition was made In the county
court into the mental condition of Mrs.
Elmira Dodge. The patient was adjudg
ed of unsound mind and ordered commit
ted to the Elgin asylum. Her insanity
is of a violent form and last night her
screams were heard for blocks in the
neighborhood of the county iil, where
he was confined until this morning, when
she was conveyed to Elgin.
A new time card takes effect on tbe
main line of the Rock Island road next
Sunday. After that date all trains for
Denver will run via Council Bluffs and
Omaha over the main line, instead of by
way of Kansas City and St. Joe. The
new arrangement cuts off 36 miles be
tween Chicago and Denver and is the
shortest of tbe western trunk lines.
By resovering its bridge facilities at
Omaha the Rock Island road can use 100
miles of connecting road built last year,
the cost of which appeara in the floating
debt account, over which there h as been
so much comment on tbe part of railroad
wreckers. The increase in earnings will
undoubtedly be large enough to make
, this 100 miles of track handsomely pro
ductive. Omaha isexpecting large things
of tbe new line, and ber business men
are very enthusiastic over it.
.In a letter to a friend in this city
Manager Louderback, of the Davenport
& Rock Island railway company, states
that no one who does go around among
tba three cities realizes the difficulty tbe
company's superintendents are having in
giving good service and at the same time
doing so much rebuilding and paving.
"When this is done," Mr. Louderback
continues, "the three cities will have as
good street car service as Chicago or
Governor Fifer has issued a reward of
1200 for the arrest and delivery to the
sheriff of Mercer county of Benton E
Hodson. charged with shooting on March
23, in that county, of Levi L. Sloan, who
died June 7 from the effects of the wound.
Hodson is described as being about 22
years of age, 5 feet, 6 inches in height,
weighing about 150 pounds, dark hair.
blue eyes, not very full face, with pe-
culiar drawing of apper lip. When he
talks he emphaslzvs his words with a lit
tle shake of the bead.
Jesse Garner went to the quarters of
his divorced wife, on the second floor at
Brady mi Fifth streets, Davenport, last
night, and after firing two bullets from a
33-ea lib e revolver into tbe body of bis
wife, turned the muzzle of the revolver
on himself and fired twice. Neighbors
hearing the shots summoned medical aid,
but exaadnation showed that neither vic
tim wis dangerously wounded. The
couple have been separated for some time
past, and a divorce was granted the wife
six months ago. Tbe couple have five
children living, two in Oskaloosa, which
has for a few months past been the resi
dence of the father, and three in the
Orphans' home in Davenport. The wom
an has f )r about four months lived in a
room in tbe block mentioned.
McEniry & McEniry have received
another letter from Auditor Pavey. It
pertains to the matter of the application
of M. Bcrmond for a receiver for the
Mississippi Valley Manufacturers' Mutual
Insurance company, and states that the
company has property liable for execu
tion ia tiiis county. Thereupon the at
torneys bad an alias execution issued last
evening and instructed tbe sheriff to levy
upon the effice furniture. That officer
attempted to perform that task this morn
ing, and was informed by Secretary Fer
gusji tli. CjAi.aiij had sued out u
writ of rror before one of the justices of
the appt Hate court, with whom a bond
had been filed and that a supersedeas
would be issued out of the office of tbe
elerk of the court in Ottawa today. Mr.
Ferguson indemnified the sheriff, and tbe
case will probably be settled.
George Lundy was fined $5 and costs
John Siegrist was fined $25 and costs
this morning for his old offence.
Maunus II u ber was fined $5 and costs
by Magistrate Wivill yesterday afternoon
for assaulting Charles Hilderbrandt.
Frank Appeiby and James Morgan
were each filed $5 and costs by Magistrate
Wivill tbis morning for enduring in a
fistic oncounter in tbe upper ptrt of
William Richards, the horse buyer,
brought ia a pair of bcantifu'ly matched
horses for the police department last
r.i::ht in 1 t'..c; ( hicf acd bis men Were tic
lighted with them, but the police commit
tee thought the horses of too lightweight.
Hence the department will have to iook
further lor a team.
Tl:e ,rcrt ar teal.
There is nothing new in tbe street car
matter, as far as anything like an actual
event is concerned. There is enough on
the surface to justify the belief that mat
ters ar.j tending toward a transfer of
some kind or other among the lines on
this side of tbe river, but it has not yet
taken place, and, though it is said that it
may be looked for tomorrow, there are
other reports that seem to be reliable to
tbe effect that it is not very likely to take
place. It is not easy to determine what
is to be expected among the many rumors
that are flying. Dr. Allen was iu tbe
city yes eriy, and bis right hand man,
W. T. Griffith, came here from Dubuque
by his orderg, but what was the precise
end in view is not eiven out for publica
tion. Davenport Democrat.
A Fiery Difference.
Mrs. Sanctus I am astonished to
learn that so many cf the congregation
were v-earied by Mr. Overzeal's dis
course last evening. I thought he was
fired with his subject.
Mr. Cruffly Indeed. Well, I thought
he ought to have been. Boston Courier.
The Delicate Dude Did you bet at the
waces, leah boy?
Tbe Devilish Dude Of kawse I did. I
bet Nellie Nesselrode a pair of gloves
that, she couldn't same the winnah out
of a buiich of eleven 2-year-olds-, and, by
Jove! do you know, I won? Life.
Wool Way do they call these cigars
Henry Clay, I wonder?
Van Pelt Couldn't say, unless it is be
cause Henry Clay is dead. Lake Shore
75 cents will clothe your boy in a neat
fitting suit at Simon & Moeenfelder's
summer clothing sale.
IB TEX HAKI 07 THE PROPHET,
fle! cry the vendors of the fruit in Constaati
nople. Certainly a "great cry over a little wool."
Scarcely less foolish is the practice of those who
flrtovio ent physicing for costiveaess. They
dose themselves 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, llostetter's Stomach Bit
ters is tba (ate and effective substitute for such
vast exp-idients, for it is by no means expedient
to uee them. What is needed is a gentle but
thorough lxat!ve, which not only insures action
of the bowels without pain or weakening effects,
which aNo promotes a healthy secretion and flow
of bile into its proper channel. Dyepepnla, de
bility, kidney complaints, rheumatism aud ma
laria givt in to the Bitters.
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
A Pretty Scheme for Swindling
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE MULCTED.
A. Gigantic Business In Katteality Car
ried on with Chicago as Headquarters
and in Many States The Chief Scoun
drel Oets Away with the Bulk or the
Boodle A Loan Association That Made
Precious Few Loans, but Pocketed
Much Wealth Plan of Operations.
Chicago, Aug 11. Alfred Downing, X.
H. Tallman, and three young women
clerksoccupants of the office of the "Na
tional Capital Savings Building and Loan
Association of North America," room 35,
Rookery building were arrested yester
day by United States Marshals Hitchcock,
Allen, and Charles, and the entire epistol
ary contents of tbe place taken to the office
of United States District Attorney Mil-
christ. Downing and Tallmen were taken '
before United States Commissioner Hoyne,
charged with using the United States
mails for fraudulent purposes, and placed
under n,000 bonds for a bearing Thursday,
Aug. 30. The three clerks. Misses Down
ing, Bartholomew, and Wadley, were no
tified that they were wanted as witnesses
at the bearing.
Charged With Wholesale Fraud.
It is charged that the men who have
been conducting this association liave
swindled thousand of people from every
state in the union, taken iu from &00,0o0
to $350,000, and given not one penny in re
turn. There ii-e t ill two ineu at liberty, ,
they having disappeared several weeks ago.
These two men, it is believed, got away
with most of tbe funds. The strangest
part of the whole gigantic swindle seems
to be that it was indorsed by the leading
commercial agencies of the land. Tbe
conductors of the nefarious enterprise did
not etop at forgery either, as among the
papers found in the office is a paper
signed by the "auditor of public accounts
of Chicago" to the effect that the concern
was a substantial one and did a good bus
iness. There is no such officer iu Chi
cago. Discovered a Gigantic Swindle.
For six months and more letters have
been received from all parts of the cou-u-Iry
protesting that tbe "National Capital
Kivings Building and Loan association, of
North America" was not what its proprie
tors represented it to be, and that it was
collecting money aud luasing no loans, lii
s,ict'.ir Stuart took charj; of the matter
about four months ago, and has worked
ever since to make a case against the offi
cers ot the association.. He found that the
concern was gigantic in its reach, and
had agents in every state in the Union
who were selling the 30,0ui),0u0 of stock
the company was issuing. At the time
Captain Stuart took hold of the case tbe
h-nd man i( the iustiiulion was Louis t
Mortimer, tbe general mnnaijer and sec
retary. He seemed to be the responsible
mau and handled all the cash.
A Kirn Harvest at Lincoln.
Several weeks ago Mortimer and bis
T.-itner disappeared ami neither nave siucc
been beard from. A short time aaro Cap
tain Stuart sent Inspector Gardner u
Lincoln, Neb., where the harvest seemed
to be the richest. Here ilr. Gardner found
George O. ferguson, who represented
abouf sixty people that had been swindled.
Mr. Ferguson came to Chicago with In
spector Gardner and the result was he
captures made yesterday. Ater the ar
rests were made Mr. Ferguson explained
the modus operandi of the gang that bnd
been fleecing the citizens of his town.
"They were represented in our town jy
Chase Bros ," said Mr. Ferguson, "who
acted m good faith. The people of Ne
braska are very much in favor of t je
building and loan association plnn. and
the offers of t his conoern were snapped up
How the Scheme Was Worked.
"It sold shares for 50 cents each, with a
payment of 11.0." each month for ninety
six months, at the end of which time a
$1,000 loan would be paid for. Then there
was a membership fee of f30, an appraise
ment fee of f20, and ?45 for three months'
payment in advance, thus making 195.
The concern made one J50o loan that was
genuine, and this was just enough bait
to lead ot hers to invest. Hundreds sent
their money to Chicago, and on the
strength of the loan they expected to
make, contracts for homes and stores were
let and building begun, but the money
A Bonanza for the Managers.
Inspector Stuart and District Attorney
Milchrist went over the association's
books and found seventeen loans had been
made in as many states. A rough esti
mate of tbe amount of money the associa
tion received is tlTS.OOO in the year and a
half tbe association has been in existence.
The books of the association show that it
had agents ia all the states, but the most
active were in Omaha, Denver, Des
Moines, Portland, -Galveston, Olympia,
San Francisco aud Minneapolis. L'p to
within several months ago the association
did a big business in Philadelphia, where,
however, the authorities got after the
manager and drove him away.
Mortimer Was a Smooth Man.
President Downing and Vice President
Tallman admitted after their arrest
that enormous sums had been taken in,
but they said that they had never been
'in it." "We took in something over
I86.000 that I know of," said President,
Downing, "but I never go more than a
poor salary out of it, aud Tallman didn't
get as much as I did."
"They got badly bitten both of them,"
said Inspector Stuart, "but they were in the
deal and knew all about what was going
on. Mortfmer got the bulk of the money,
aud I haven't the least toubt that he got
away with $150,000. Mortimer is a clever
talker and a smooth man generally."
Indorsed ty Bradstreet and Dun.
One of the peculiar features of the cae
is the indorsement of the scheme by the
Bradst reet and Dun agencies. The officers of
both agencies examined the association
und its affairs, but the evidences of pros
perity were so great that the agents made
favorable reports. Indiana, Kentucky,
Ohio. Pennsylvania, New York, and toe
southern spates were worked, tml the birik
of the victims live in nates west of tbe
Will Be Elklns' Guest.
New York, Aug. 11. A Sun special
from Washington says the president will
go to West Virginia in the autumn as the
guest of the Hon. Stephen B. Elkins at
the club house on Cheat mountain, near
Beverly. .Secretary Blaine has been in
vited to join the party, which will spend
ha time deer hunting.
A CAMP MEETING IN PERIL.
The Cyclone Sweeps Through the Grove
and Wrecks Tiling Generally.
Leon, Ia., Aug. 11. About half-past 11
o'clock Sunday morning a cyclone swept
over this.part of Decatur county. In this
town the streets and yards were littered
with fallen trees, and in many instances
tbe streets were absolutely impossible.
The opera house and school bouse were
unrooted and two houses iu the southern
part of the town were completely demol
ished. Fences, sidewalks and outhouses
were lifted up bodily and carried away by
the wind. The falliug trees wrecked the
telegraph, telephone and electric light
wires, and the town was in darkness dur
ing the night.
Trees Falling In Every Direction.
About half the citizens of this place were
attending a camp meeting at Davis City,
ten miles distant, and there the confusion
and panic were indescribable. The camp
meeting is being held in a grove on the
banks of Grand river. Fully 8,O0J people
were in attendance. The storm struck the
grove suddenly, and iu a moment all was
dark as night. Huge forest trees swayed
and fell crashing to the earth, and broken
branches were hurled by tbe wind throturh
the crowded assemblage with terrific force.
The tabernacle was crushed under the
weight of two giant oaks, aud all the seats
and stands demolished.
Loss of Life Apprehended.
Several cottages were also damaged,
some being unroofed and others being
crushed by falling trees. In spite of the
euddenuess and force of the gale, how
ever, no one was killed and only a few
slightly bruised by flying debris. It is
feared that when reports are received
from the country districts they will
bring news of loss of life, as the sweep of
the wind along the open prairie must
have been irresistible. Such news as has
been received is to the effect that the
damage to crops is heavy. Corn has been
lieaten to epyh, stacks blown away, and
THE DISASTER AT YORK FARM PIT.
One Man Dead and Others Expected to
Die Sixteen Victims.
Pottsviu-S. Pa , Aug. 11. The mine
disaster which occurred at the York Farm
colliery ou Saturday afternoon was far
more serious than was reported. Sixteen
miners were burned, several of whom are
in a precarious condition. The following
is a correct list of those injured: JoliD,
Corby, of Oxford, N. Y., expired in terri
ble agony nine hours after the explosion;
Robert Kelly, of Brooklyn, N. Y,;
Jimei Miljer, Herdtown, N. J.;
William Conly. Miuehill. N. J.;
John Conners. Minehill, N. J. all seri
ously hurt; George Tierney. Yorkville;
James Tydabatk, Yonkers, N. Y.; Will
iam Smith, luAVille; Thomas Golds
worthy; Joeph Robertson. Mt. Hope, 'P.v;
David Davis aud son Thomas, PottsvIVe.
Henry Zimmerman; Scott Brubacker,
Miuersville; George Alexandra; Charles
Sowers, Yorkville. Two or three of the
above are expected to die. The coroner's
verdict exonerates anv one from blame.
HERMAN RASTER'S REMAINS.
They Arrive at New Vorft and Are En
ltoute to Chicago.
New York, Aug 11. When the steam
ship Eider i"ime to her dock last evening
she bad on 'noard ilie remains of Herman
Raster, former editor of The Illinois
Staais Zeitung; Mrs. Raster, with her
daughter Anna, her sons Edward and
Waiter, and her brother-inlaw Mr. Thum
ler, of Berlin, accompanied tbe remains.
Mr. A. C. Hesing. proprietor of The Illi
n is Staats Zeitung: I'aal Kothbart, and
Herman Heinrich, of Chicago, members
of the committee on arrangements, escort
ed Mrs. Rasier and family to Meyers' ho
tel, iu Hoboken, where they stopped over
night. Funeral services were held in the
rooms of the German Press club at 2 p.
m. today. After the funeral services the
remains were forwarded to Chicago.
Killed by a Rattlesnake.
Nashville, Tenn.. Aug. 1L The body
of Miss Lulu Bowling was found Saturday
In the woods near Nashville, in Cannon
county. TLe young woman had been bit
ten by a dozen places by a rattlesnake, as
was shown in as many di:olored places
on her body, which was badly swollen.
Coiled up b;side the body was the rep
tile which i -d caused the young woman's
death. It was killed. It measured five
ftet and haC eighteen rattles, and a but
ton, and v as one of the largest rattle
snakes ever seen in the countv.
On the Diamond Field.
Chicago, Aug. 1L Leagae scores at
base ball yesterday were: At New York
Chicago, 4; New York, 8. At Boston
Pittsburg, 5- Boston, 9. At Brookljn
Brooklyn. 6; Cincinnati, 8. At Phila
delphia Philadelphia. 3: Cleveland, 1".
Association: At Columbus Columbus.
5: Boston, &' At St, Louis St. Louis, 3;
Baltimore, 1". At Louisville Louisville,
9; Washington, 5. At Cincinnati Cin
cinnati, S; Athletic, 16.
Western: At Omaha Denver, 9; Oma
Illinois-Iowa: At Joliet Joliet, 9: Ot
tumwa. 7. At Cedar Rapids Cedar Rap
ids, 8; Quincy,
Killed by His Cellmate.
Philadelphia, Aug. it John McClos
key, aged 3S. and George Barclay, were
arrested for drunkenness and placed in
one cell. They had been there but a short
time when tney quarreled, aad the turn
key upon going to the cell found McClos
key lying unconscious upon the ground.
He was removed to a hospital but died
without regaining consciousness. Barclay,
clay, who admitted having struck McClo's
was committed without bail to await
the coroner's inquest.
Bill Arp's Nephew a Murderer.
Savanah, Aug. 11. Hezekiah Arp, a
nephew of the original Bill Arp, shot two
men to death near tbe state line ia Fannin
county Sunday. Arp had a claim against
William Bramlett, who was about to leave
tbe state, and had a yoke of oxen attached.
This produced aquarrel.during which Arp
shot BramlKt' through the heart. Bram
lett's brother interfered. Arp shot him
through the heart. Arp belongs to one of
tbe leading families of his section.
Death of an Aged Jurist.
Sax Francisco, Aug. 11. Judge Ogden
Hoffman died early Sunday morning of
paralysis of the heart. He had been ill
for a long time. Judge Hoffman hod been
a United States judge forover forty yea, s,
longer than any other United States judge
in the country.
Killed by a Bursting Pulley.
Birmingham, Ala, Aug. 1L At Child
ersburg, Ala., yesterday the pulley of a
saw-mill burst, instantly killing Jim
Pointer and fatally injuring Fireman
One More Week.
Many lines of goods going at
mucn 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.
Challies, halt wool.
Doucle fold cashaiere
Double fold Shepard. c'v
Excelsior plaidi. 33iU
India silks, Cheney' E-
Reductions in undersea
Reductions in table lira's
Rock Island. Illinois.
CLEMAM & SALZMAHH
-ABE NOW SHOWING
Three Times as Large a Stcck cf
Ae any otber similar establishment in tbe city.
GLEMANN & SALZEtfAl
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos. 124. 123 and 128 Sixteenth Street.
- YOU WILL DO WELL-
To examine the largest and most complete
Oxfords, Tennis and Bicjc
goods in this section at the
Second and Harrison Sts . Dave:?
Open from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m.; Saturday; 10 p. iu. I
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and. Builde
Office and Shop Comer SeTenteenth St. . . h
and Seventh ATenue. ' XVOCK
fcaAU kin"e of carpenter work a specialty. Plane and estimates for ail kmii of te
runuaoaa on application.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty hird street and Fourth arenne. .... BOCK ISl
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Thia house haa J Qit been refitted thronghont and U now in A 'o. 1 condition. I'.
si.uu per aay noae ana a aestrame r&muy but..
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