Newspaper Page Text
THE AKGUB, TUESDAY. AUGUST 11, 1891.
Bard concert in Spencer equate to
fibt. Hon. . W. Harst bas joined bis wife
93 cents lor a suit worth 1 1.75, at
Simon & Moscafelder's.
Mrs. llarry Sage leaves toinorrew on a
visit to friends in DesMoines.
Mothers' Friend and Star waists 25
cents at Simon & Mofenfelder's.
Boys' pants for warm weather, 13 cents,
18 cents and 82 cents, at Simon & Mosen-
If you fail to see "Ksj anka" you will
misa one of the greatest attractions that
has been in Rock Island for years.
The little Spanish skirt dancer in "Ka
janka" is one of the best in this country,
and the eight acrobats have no equal.
Bridge travel yesterday amounted to:
Foot, north, 6C6. south, 697, total 1,363;
teams, north, 679, south, 676, total, 1,'
Frank Colson, of the MareDgo Repub
lie, who has been visiting with friends in
the city returned to his home in Marengo,
Mrs. John Oi'weilar and Mrs. Chris
Oaeijer left last night on the steamer St
Paul, on a visit to St. Paul and other
northern cities .
Those 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
zens' Improvement association, the regu
lar mocticK will be postponed cao week
to Thursday evening, Aug. 20.
Ranson Van Riper who was overcome
with the heat on Sunday, is still in a
semi-delirious condition and is being
attended by Dr. Craig darin; Dr. Car
A pheasant surprise party was given
yesterday to Mrs. William Hanshaw at
the residence of Mrs. W. P. Cochran,
1314 Fourth avenue. It was Mrs. Han-
s'aaw's birthday and she received a num
ber of tokens of remembrance.
Eugene Robinson's famed floating
shows are to visit Rock Island next Satur
day, giving 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 mny people on its visit to
Last Thursday at the boms 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 and wLl make liieir
future home in Coe.
Inquisition was made in the county
court into the mental condition of Mrs
E'mira Dode. The patient was adjudg
ed of unsound mind and ordered commit
ted to the Elgin asylum. Her insanity
is of a vio'.ent form and las: night her
screams were heard for blocks in the
neighborhood of the county isil, where
she was confined until this morning, when
he was conveyed to E'gin.
A new time card takes effect on the
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 miies be
tween Chicaeo and Denver and is the
shortest of the western trunk lines .
By recovering its bridge facilities at
Omaha the Rock Island road can use 100
miles of connecting road built last year,
the cost of which appears in the floating
debt account, over which there has been
eo much comment on the part of railroad
wreckers. The increase in earnings will
undoubtedly be lapge enough to make
tbia 100 miles of track handsomely pro
ductive. Omaha is expecting large things
of the new line, and ber business men
are very enthusiastic over it.
In a letter to a friend in this city
Manager Lr.derback, of the Davenport
& Rock Island railway company, states
that no one who does go around among
the three cities realizss the difficulty the
company's superintendents are having in
giving good service and at the same time
doing bo 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
200 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 abonl 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
tslks he emphasizes his words with a lit
tle shake of the bead.-
Jesse G arner went to the quarters of
his divorjed wife, on the second floor at
Brady aai Fifth streets. Davenport, last
night, and after firing two bullets from a
23-ea libra revolver into the body of his
wife, tumid the muzzle of the revolver
on himself and fired twice. Neighbors
hearing the shots summoned medical aid,
but examination showed that neither vic
tim was dangerously wounded. The
couple hhve been separated for some time
past, and a divorce was granted the wife
six months ago. The couple have five
children ".iving, two in Oskaloosa, which
has for a few months past been the rest
dence of the father, and three in the
Orphans' home in Davenport. The wom
an bas for about four months lived in a
room in the block mentioned.
McEnlry & McEniry have received
another letter from Auditor Pavey. It
pertains .0 the matter of the application
of M. Bermond for a receiver for the
Mississippi Valley Manufacturers' Mutual
Insurance company, and states that the
company has property liable for execu
tion in this county. Thereupon the at
torneys bad an alias execution issued last
evening tod instructed the sheriff to levy
upon the efflce furniture. That officer
attempted to perform that task this morn
ing, and was informed by Secretary Fer
usOii tuitt the company had sued out a
writ of etror before one of the justices of
the appellate court, with whom a bond
had been filed and that a supersedeas
would be issued out of the office of the
elerk of the court in Ottawa today. Mr.
Ferguson indemnified the sheriff, and the
case will probably be settled.
George Lundy was fined $5 and costs
for intox eation.
John Siegrist was fined $25 and costs
this morning for his old offence.
Magnus Huber was fined $5 aBd costs
by Magistrate Wivill yesterdiy afternoon
for assaulting Charles Hilderbrandt.
Frank Appelby and James Morgan
were eacl fined $5 and costs by Magistrate
Wivill this morning for endulgicg in a
fistic oncounter in the upper pari of
William Richards, the horse buyer,
brought ia a pair of beautifully matched
horses fur the police department last
r.i-ht Ml the chief and his men wore de
lighted with them, but the police commit
tee thought the horses of too lightweight.
Hence the department will have to look
further fcr a team.
The Krrert ( ar IpmI.
There is nothing new in the street car
matter, at far as anything like an actual
event is concerned. There is enough on
the surface to justify the belief that mat
ters are tending toward a transfer of
some kind or other among the lines on
this side of the river, but it has not yet
taken pls-e, and, though it is said that it
may be looked for tomorrow, there are
other reports that seem to be reliable to
the 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 in the
city yesterday, and his right band man,
W. T. Gr.fStb, came here from Dubuque
by his orders, but what was the precise
end in view is not given out for publica
tion. Davenport Democrat.
A Fiery IMflerence.
Mrs. fcanctus I am astonished to
learn thaz so many of the congregation
were wearied by Mr. Overzeal's dis
course laft evening. I thought he was
fixed witL his subject.
Mr. Gr affly Indeed. Well, I thought
he ought to have been. Boston Courier.
The Delicate Dude Did you bet at the
waces, deah boy?
The Devilish Dude Of kawse I did. I
bet NtJtlio Neseelrede a pair of gloves
that she onldn't name the winnah out
of a bunch of eleven 2-yeaolds;"and, by
Jove! do yon know, I wofi? Life.
Wool Why do they call these cigars
Henry Cly, I wonder?
Van Pelt Couldn't Bay, unless it is be
cause Ht nry Clay is dead. Lake Shore
75 cenU will clothe your boy in a neat
fitting suit at Simon & Mosenfelder's
summer clothing sale.
in TEH HAKE OF THE PB0PHET,
Age! cry the vendors of the fruit in Constanti
nople. Certainly a "great cry over a little wool."
Scarcely leu foolish is the practice of those who
fljtOTlolent physicing for costireaess. They
dose themselves violently weaken their bowels by
so doing-, ai d disable them from acting regularly,
so that, ver ly, the last condition of each people
is wore, ttun the first. Hostetter's Stomach Bit
ters is the t.tfe and effective substitute for each
vast expedi ents, for it is by no means expedient
to no. them . What is needed is a gentle bat
thorough 1. tative, which not only insure action
of the bowe s without pain r weakening effects.
which also promotes a healthy secretion mod flow
or one mm its proper caannei. uyspepvia, ae
bility, kido-y complaints, rheumatism and ma
luriagive in to the Bitters.
A Pretty Scheme for Swindling
f Broken Up.
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE MULCTED.
A CAMP MEETING IN PERIL.
Used In Mittifflfs of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
K ftigantie Business in Rascality Car
ried on with Chicago as Headquarters
and in Many States The Chief Scoun
drel Gets A way w ith the Bulk of the
Boodle A Loan Association That Made
Precious Few Loans, but Pocketed
Muck Wealth Plan of Operations.
Chicago, Aug 11. Alfred Downing, N.
H. Tallman, and three young women
clerks occupants of the office of the "Na
tional Capital Savings Building and Loan
Association of North America," room 33,
Rookery building were arrested yester
day by United States Marshals Hitchcock,
Allen, and Charles, and the entire epistol
ary contents of the place taken to the office
of United States District Attorney Mil
christ. Downing and Tollmen were taken
b?fore United State? Commissioner Hoyne,
charged with using the United States
mails for fraudulent purposes, and placed
under i 2,000 bonds for a heating Thursday,
Aug. 20. The three clerks. Misses Dowu
ing, Bartholomew, and AVadley, were no
tified that they were wanted as witnesses
at the hearing.
Charged With Wholesale Fraud.
It is charged that the men who have
been conducting this association have
swindled thousands of people from every
state in the union, taken in from 200,0u0
to $tf5?,fJ0, and given not one penny iu re
turn. Tht-re ire st.ill two men at liberty,
they having disappeared several weeks ago.
These two men, it is believed, got away
with mott .of the funds. The strangest
part of the whole gigantic swindle seeuis
to he that it was indorsed by the leadiug
commercial agencies of the land. The
conductors of the nefarious enterprise did
not stop at forgery either, as among the
papers found in the office is a pauer
signed by the "auditor of public accounts
of Chicago" to the effect that the couceru
was a substantial oue and did a good bus
iness. There is no such officer in Chi
cago. XHncovered a Gigantic Suintlie.
For six months and more letters have
been received from ail parts u the cuim
try protesting that the "National Capital
Savings Building and Loan association, of
North America'' whs not what its proprie
tors represented it to be, and that it was
collecting money and making no loans. Iu
ti.ieclor Stuart took charge of the matter
about four months ago, and has worked
ever since to make a case asaiust the offi
cers of the association. He found that the
concern was gigantic in its reach, and
had aceuts in every state in the Union
who were selling the -!), Wi0,C00 of stock
the company was issuing. At the time
Captain Stuart took hold of the cae the
h'-ju mau of i he institution was Louis F.
Mortimer, the general manager aDd sec
retary. He seenied to be the responsible
man and handled all the cash.
A Iti-h Harvest at Lincolu.
Several weeks ago Mortimer and his
father disappeared and neither have since
beeu heard from. A short time ago Cap
tain Stuart sent Inspector Gardner to
Lincoln, Neb., where the harvest seemed
to be the richest. Here Mr. Gardner found
George O. Ferguson, who represented
about sixty people that had been swindled.
Mr. Ferguson caaie to Chicago with In
spector Gardner and the result was be
captures made yesterday. After the ar
rests were made Mr. Ferguson explained
the modus operandi of the gang that had
been fleecing the citizens of his town.
"They were represented in our town jy
Chase Bros.," said Mr. Ferguson, "who
acted in good faith. The people of Ne
braska are very much in favor of tae
building and loan association plan, and
the offers of this concern were snapped up
How the Scheme Wa Worked.
' It sold shares for 50 cents each, with a
payment of 11.05 each month for pinety
six months, at the end of which time a
$1,000 loan would be paid for. Then there
was a membership fee of S30, an appraise
ment fee of $20. and $45 for three months'
payment in advance, thus making $V5.
The concern made one t50u loan that was
genuine, and this was just enough bait
to lead others to invest. Hundreds sent
their money to Chicago, and on the
strength of the loan they .expected to
make, contracts for homes and scores 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 beeu
made in as many states. A rough esti
mate of the amount of money the associa
tion received is tlTa.OuO in the year'and a
half the assooiatidn. has been in existence.
The books of the association show that it
had agents in all the states, but the most
active were in Omaha, Denver, Des
Moines, Portland, Galveston, Olympia,
San Francisco and Minneapolis. Up 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 bad been taken in,
but they said that they had never been
"in it." "We took in something over
15,000 that I know of," said President,
Downing, "but I never got more than a
poor salary out of it, and 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. Mortimer got the bulk of the money,
and I haven't the least etoubt that he got
away with $150,000. Mortimer is a clever
talker and a smooth man generally."
Indorsed by Bradstreet and Dun.
One of the peculiar features of the case
is the indorsement of the scheme by the
Bradstreet and Dun agencies. The officers of
both agencies examined the association
r.nd its affairs, but the evidences of pros
perity were so great that the agents made
favorable reports. Indiana, Kentucky,
Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, aud the
southern states were worked, but the birlk
of the victims live in states west of the
Will Be Klkius' Guest.
New York, Aug. 1L 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-
Tited to join the party, which will spend
be time deer hunting.
The Cyclone Sweeps Through the Grove
and Wrecks Things Generally.
Leos, la., 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
the streets were absolutely impossible.
The opera house and school house were
unroof' and two houses iu the southern
part of trie town were completely demol
ished. Fences, sidewalks and outhouses
were lifted up bodily and carried away by
the wind. The falling trees wrecked the
telegraph, telephone and electric light
wires, and the town was in darkness dur
ing the night.
Trees Falling- in Every Direction.
A bout 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 8,000 people
were in attendance. The storm struck the
grove suddenly, and in a moment all was
dark as night. Huge forest trees swayed
and fell crashing to the earth, and broken
branches were hurled by the wind through
the crowded assemblage with terrific force.
The tabernacle was crushed under the
weight of two giant oaks, and all the seats
and stauds aemolished.
Loss of Life Apprehended.
Several cottages were also damaged,
some being unroofed and others heing
crushed by falling trees. In spite of the
suddenness aud force of the gale, how
ever, no oue 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 nlong the open prairie must
have been irresistible. Such news as has
be.n received is to the effect that the
damage to crops is heavy. Corn has been
beaten to eayh, stacks blown away, and
THE DISASTER AT YORK FARM PIT.
Oue Man Dead aud Others Kxpected to
Die Sixteen Victims.
Pottsville, Pa, Aug. 11. The mine
disaster which occurred at the York Farm
colliery on 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: Juhn
Corby, of Oxford, N. V., expired in terri
ble agony nine hours after the explosion;
Robert Kelly, of Brooklyn, N. Y,;
James Miller, Herdtown, N. J.;
William Conly, Mioehill. N. .T.:
John C'onners. Minehill, N. J. all seri
ously hurt; George Tiesney, Yorkville;
James Tydaback, Yonkers. N. Y.; Will
iam Smith, F"ottsvilie; Thomas Golds
worthy; Joseph Robertson, Mt. Hope, ..;
David Davis and son Thomas. Pottsv'l'c;
Henry Zimmerman; Scott Brubacker,
Minersville; 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 York and Are Kn
Koute to Chicago.
New Yokk, Aug 11. When the steam
ship Eider -anie to her dock last evening
she had on ltoard I lie remains of Herman
Raster, former editor of The Illinois
Staats Zeituug; Mrs. Raster, with her
daughter Anna, her sons Edward and
Walter, and her brother-inlaw Mr. Thum-
ler, of Berlin, accompanied the remains.
Mr. A. C. Heing, proprietor of The Illi
nois Staats Ceitung: Paul Rothbart, and
Herman Heinrich, of Chicago, members
of the committee on arrangements, escort
ed Mrs. Raster and family to Meyers' ho
tel, in Hobokeu, where they stopped over
night. Funeral services were held in the
rooms of the Germau Press club at 2 p.
m. today. After the funeral services the
remains were forwarded to Chicago.
Killed hy a Itattlesnake.
NAsnviLLE. Tenn., Aug. 11. The body
of Miss Lulu Bowling was found Saturday
in the woods near Nashville, in Cannon
county. The young woman had been bit
ten by a dozen places by a rattlesnake, as
was shown in as many discolored places
on her body, which was badly swollen.
Coiled up beside the body was the rep
tile which ld caused the young woman's
death. It was killed. It measured five
feet and ha ". eighteen rattles, and a but
ton, and v as one of the largest rattle-
suaKes ever seen in toe county.
On the Diamond Field.
Chica&o, Aug. 11. League scores at
base ball yesterday were: At New York
Chicago, 4; New York, 3. At Boston
Pittsburg, 5: Boston, 9. At Brookljn
Brooklyn, C; Cincinnati, 8. At Phila
delphia Philadelphia. 3: Cleveland, 17.
Association: At Columbus Columbus.
5: Boston, C. At St, Louis St. Louis, 3;
Baltimore, 15. At Louisville Louisville,
9; Washington, 5. At Cincinnati Cin
cinnati, 8; Athletic, 16.
Western: At Omaha Denver, 9; Oma
Illinois-Iowa: At Joliet Joliet, 9: Ot-
tumwa. 7. At Cedar Rapids Cedar Rap-
uis, s; yumcy.
Killed by His Cellmate.
Philadelphia, Aug. "1. John McClos
key, aged 28, and George Barclay, were
arrested for drunkenness and placed in
one cell. They had been there but a short
time when tney quarreled, and 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 McClos
was committed without bail to await
the coroner s inquest.
BUI Arp's Nephew a Murderer.
Sayakah, Aug. 11. Hezekiah Arp, a
nephew of the original Bill Arp, shot two
men to death near the state line in Fannin
county Sunday. Arp had a claim against
William Bramlett, who was about to leave
the state, and had a yokeof oxen attached.
This produced aquarrel.during which Arp
shot liramlKt tnrougn the heart. Bram
lett 's brother interfered. Arp shot him
through the heart. Arp belongs to one of
toe 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 bad been ill
for a long time. Judge Hoffman had been
a United Stales judge for over forty years.
longer than any other United States judge
in tue count, v. -
Killed by a Bursting- Pulley.
Birmingham, Ala, Ang. 11. At Child-
ersburg, Ala., yesterday the pulley of a
saw-mill burst, instantly killing Jim
Pointer and fatally .injuring Fireman
William smith. - .
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.
Challies, haU wool.
Doucle fold cashmere
Double fold Shepardch
Eiroelsinr nlni.j ore. '
India silks, CheiV Ev- '
Reductions in underwear
Reductions in table linens
Rock Island. Illinois.
CLEMANN & SALZMASN
ARE NOW SHOWING
Three Times as Large a Stcck cf
As any other similar establishment iu the city.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos. 124, 126 and 12S Sixteenth Street,
- YOU WILL DO WELL-
To examine the largest and most complete
Oxfords, Tennis and Bicycle
goods in this section at the
Second and Harrison Sts , Dave:?
Opm from 8 a. m. to S p. m. ; Saturday- 10 !- w.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and. Builder.
Office and 8hop Corner SeTeateenth Bt . . P ,.rL- Tcljd
"All kinds ef carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimates for all t:Lii of to-3
furnished on application.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty -third street and Fourth arenne.
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
Thil hnnMkaa Inaihui. tku..L..t ..J I a X- 4 ,i,,r I" i 'J?-
91-00 per day hottee and a desirable fnily hotel.
FOR CATALOGUES Ari-HE?;
. J. C. DUNCiS-
The Cigar Par Excellence.
OPERAS, CONCHAS FINA&
At Wholesale by
HARTZ & BAHNSEf'