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THE AJttGUB, FHIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1891.
Dressed spring chickens itMij'i.
Dressed cbicksas at F. O. Young's.
Choice grapes nod egg plant at F. G.
Wanted A first cltss pantaloon maker,
All kinds of California fruit at F. G
Fine Michigan peaches, must be sold
cheap, at May's.
Will Myers left for the east last eve
ning on business. -"Miss
Jessie Bogue is visiting Mrs. 0.
P. Rugg in St. Paul.
Fine eating and cooking apples only 20
cents per peck at Maj's.
Benjamin Whksitt, of rre-empUon,
was in the city yesterday.
F. O. Blakemore. of Nevada, Iowa, is
visiting in the city with friends.
Herman Ltphardt and daughter, of
Hillsdale, were in the city today,
Mrs. J. Stroehle, of Thirteenth ttreet,
is visiting with friends in Chicago.
For rent Furnished rooms at 1410
Third avenue, with or without board.
Miss Bridget Sexton left last night on
an extended visit to friends in St. Paul.
For Saturday's trade F. G. Young has
some very choice peaches by the basket.
Mrs. George Bennett and children have
returned from their visit to Buffalo, 2f.
Hittie and Louis Ashbaugh, of Eau
city. v -
The Misses Gilmore entertain the Avon
club at their home on Second avenue this
Nice freestone peaches, pears, grapes,
ripe muskmelcns, watermelons, apples
celery, at Long's.
L"ok at our main streets after a heavy
storm no and then call to memory how
they appeared three years ago.
Fred T. Myers, of St. Paul, after a
visit to friends in Coal Valley and Rock
Island, left last evening for home.
Magistrate Wivill united in marriage
George Weber and Miss Elsie P. Kaskad
den at 1128 Ninth avenue last evening.
0"pr in Gilesburg the board of health
his fur'oi'iucu the bale of milk by the
dairymen because of the prevalence of
the cattle disease.
Mrs. Harrison Dilley, a former resident
of this couity and now of Clyde, Han.,
is a guest at SberS C. D. Gordon's resi
dence. TUousamls upon tUousHuds of dollars
worth of clothing in the very latest styles
is now coming in at the London Clothing
Mewr Joseph Fitzpatrick and S. W.
Ileatu were in the city today on business
in connection with the a pproaching Far
mers' Institute picnic.
Prof. John Biehl has returned to Rock
Island with his band, having given up
s'.etraboat work, in which he bus been
engaged for the past three months.
Rumor hath it that two of Rock I si
and's fair young ladies have gone to Dav-.
enport today where they will play a prom
inent part in a matrimonial event.
A pipe leading from the water mains
into the Rock Island stove shops broke
last night and the works are shut down
today in consequence. It is thought that
work will be resumed tomorrow.
Dr. H. L. Bawden, a life long republi
can of Davenport, who has been coroner
of Scott county at various times, is a self
announced convert to the principles of the
democracy. Iowa prohibition and Mc
Kinley protection were more than he
could digest, and being a good physician
he prescribed. a good remedy.
During the heavy storm early this
morning lightning damaged the plant of
the Mjrckants' Electric Light company in
Moline considerably, burned out a num
ber of telephones la :ho city aad itiusk ad
evergreen tree on the premises of 8. W.
McMaster on Moline avenue and Elm
Residents along First avenue are seri
ously considering petitioning the R.'l.'Tfc
P. road to put a smoke consumer on "Its
switch engine. The people down there
don't object to an occasional locomotive,
but the switch engine puts in so much of
the day in that neighborhood that the
smoke at times becomes almost unbeara
ble. The new time table which takes effect
on the Rock Island road next Sunday will
not involve as many changes in runciog
of trains as expected. Train No. 5 going
west at 12:18 a. m., now will leave there
after at 1:35 a. m.; train No. 16. going
east now at 10:56 p. in , will be changed
to 11:15 p. m.; train No. 12 due now at
4:47, eabt bound will be changed to 5:09
a. m. Tickets beyond Belleville, Ka.,
will be good via Kansis City or St. Joe
as well is Council Bluffs.
Supt. Euntoon. of the R ck Island &
Milan roal, now has his eotire line prac
tically nev from Rck Inland to the
Watch tower. His forces have just com
pleted putting in the new iron from the
center statioa to the Watch tower junc
tion at Seirs. and he is now relaying the
tracks in the yards at the car barns. He
will next torn his attention to putting in
a number of additional turn-outs, and
also states that as soon as men can be
spared tktt short piece of track north of
Second avenue on Seventeenth will be
taken up. It is of no possible use and
simply giyes the street a sloyenly ap
pearance. It is expected to soon have a
new line up to the summit of tbe tower,
and it would not be surprising if the
line over to Milan were relaid.
An Expensive Commodity.
A genleman traveling in Sweden
asked tbe price of smoked salmon.
"One dollar and a half," replied the
"What does fresh salmon bring?" he
inquired, in wonder.
"About thirty cents a pound at re
tail." "And what is labor worth in the
"Something like twenty-fivti cents a
day, I believe, sir."
"Then,"' said the traveler "then
smoke mast be very dear here." Har
In the Wrong Place.
She (near midnight) Pardon me, bnt
your neck :ie is out of place.
He (lool ins in the mirror) I don't see
anything t he matter with it. What's the
She It ought to be home. Clothier
Hired Man Time.
An oldif h couple, who had come in by
the Erie road, were crossing on a Pa
vonia ferrvboat yesterday, when the wife
asked her husband about the time of day.
It was about 2 o'clock by the right time,
but he looked at his big silver watch and
replied th.it it was 3.
"But th'?y said we'd get there about
2," she pretested.
"Train might have been late."
"It wasn't quite 2 by the clock in the
"He tock out his Lullseye again for
another look, held it up to his ear to see
if it was going, and then suddenly ex
claimed: "Oh, pshaw! Tm an hour ahead! I've
had her 6 t for the hired man to git up
by and forgot to turn 'er back!" New
York Eveting World.
So Letting Go.
There wis such a crowd of onlookers
to oversee the cable car excavating in
Broadway, near Fulton street, the other
day that a policeman seized a young man
by the arm and said:
"Here, y ou go on about your business!"
"My biz less! My biznessl" exclaimed
the man. "I guess yon don't know me."
"Are you one of the workmen?"
"No, sir; but I've been hanging around
here every day for the last four weeks to
see how this thing was done, and I don't
propose to let go now, not if I know my
self !" New York Evening World.
The Acme of Greatness.
Johnny Letls play war. IH be the
Duke of Wellington and you can be Na
Willie That suits me. Bonaparte
was a good deal better general than the
Duke of Wellington.
Johnny He got licked all the same.
Willie That's cause he had bad luck.
He could d jwn any of 'em when it come
to bein a general. He was a regular
Anson thut's what he was? Chicago
A Universal Product.
Quester Since I built that conserva
tory iny wife has been crazy to have one
side of it filled with palms. Do you
know of any that is indigenous to the
Jester Ch, yes. There is one palm
that flourishes in any climate.
Quester What is it, pray?
Jester The "Itching palm." Boston
The only complexion powder in the
Vnrlfl that i wiiKnnt vnlnariMr wlthnnt
injury to the user and without doubt a
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punucr, is i UZ2UDI a.
Used in Millions of Home 40 Years the Standard.
MKS. POLK DYING.
Life of President Polk's Widow
HES CAEEEE AS THE "PIRST LADY."
8octal Changes That She Made In the
White House Receptions Dancing and
Refreshments Abolished An Old-Time
Belle Who Has Reached a Great Age
Funerals of Editors Jones and Raster,
One at New York and the O.her at
Nashville, Aug. 14. Mrs. Polk, the
venerable widow of President James K.
Polk, is lying in an extremely critical con
dition at her home, Polk place, this city.
ne is years old, and is very feeble.
Mrs. Polk was suddenly attacked Wednes
day night shortly after returning from a
drive. As she entered her room she was
seized by an intense pain, and fell across
her bed in an almost unconscious condi
tion. Four physicians were hastily sum
moned, and found Mrs. Polk suffering
from severe congestion. Although the
pain was great, Mrs. Polk retained con
sciousness. A Slight Improvement Noted.
She rested easy during the latter part
of the night, and yesterday morning was
thought to be somewhat improved. Her
physicians, however, do not entertain
much hope of her recovery, and are in
constaut attendance at her bedside. Yes
terday afternoon her condition was be
lieved to be better. She has been resting
quietly ever since, apparently suffering no
pain. Sarah C. Polk earned the name of
being our of the handsomest, if not the
very handsomest, woman called upon to
do the honors of the White House as wife
of a president.
Her Reign at the White House.
She was regarded as one of the be- as,
tertainers of her time. In society she
held a high place; not so much because of
her hospitable nature as on account of tU
charm of manner and the wonderful tact
which distinguished her. Mrs. Polk was
a bold innovator. When her husband be
came president social circles throughout
the country were in a whirl of testacy;
glorious times in Washington were pre
dicted. Bat tie new lady of the White
House had little plans of her own. She
introduced at once the system of holding
Tiro Social Reforms.
This was well and good, and in line with
the general expectation, but she issued a
ukase to the effect that dancing would
not, in her judgment, bein keeping with
the character of the entertainments, so
the jggi"g and reefcijp anil setting was
abolished. Tbe next reform was to abol
ish the custom of giving refreshments to
the guests. These reforms at first sent a
cold chill through the hearts of the bellta
and beaux, but Mrs. Polk's force of char
acter stood the test, and the receptions in
every other resjtct were rendered to
charuii;ix by the hostess that she soon re
gained her popularity.
An Englishwoman's Tribute.
At one of these receptions a prominent
South Carolinian said to Mrs. Polk;
"Madam, there is woe pronounced against
you in the Bible." She wanted to know
what this meant. "Well, the BiWe says,
'Woe unto you when all men shall speak
well of you.'" An English lady visiting
Washington during Polk's presidency
said of Mrs. Polk, "She is one of the
handsomest women I have ever seen; her
hair is very black, and her dark eyes and
complexion remind one of a beautiful
Spanish donna. She is well read, has
much talent for conversation and is high
Her Birth and Marriage.
Her excellent taste in dress preserves
the subdued though elegant costumes that
she wears." Mrs. Polk was born at Mur
freesboro. Rutherford county, Tenn..
Sept. 4, l"i03. Her parents were Joel and
Elizabeth Childress, who lived in comfort
able circumstances on a farm. She was
educated in the Moravian institute at Sa
lem, N. C. Shortly after her return from
school she married Mr. Polk, who was at
the time a member of the Tennessee legis
lature. Since the death of her husband
Mrs. Polk has resided at Nashville.
FUNERAL OF EDITOR JONES.
Rev. Heber Newton Conducts the Services
Herman Raster Burled.
New York, Aug. 14. The funeral of
Editor Jones, of the New York Times,
took place at 10 o'clock this morning from
All Souls' church at Sixty-sixth street and
Madison avenue. All the employes of The
Times attended in a body. The Rev. Dr.
Heber Newton conducted the services.
Among the gentlemen who were honorary
pall -bearers were Thomas C. Acton, presi
dent of the Bank of New Amsterdam;
George W. Childs, of the Philadelphia
Ledger; Augustine Stone, one of Mr,
Jones' old friends: David M. Stone, of The
J ournal of Commerce; Robert Bonner, of
the Ne York Ldger: Henry A. Morgan,
of Aurora, N. Y.; J. W. Thomson, of The
Times' editorial staff, and Commodore A.
Obsequies of Herman Raster.
Chicago, Aug. 14. The body of Her
man Raster, late editor of The Staats
Zeitung, arrived in this city Wednesday
night and the funeral took place yester
day. It was entirely secular. Mr. Raster
having been an agnostic. The press of
Chicago was fully represented, and there
were newspaper men present also from
Milwaukee and other cities. A large
number of citizens in other walks of life
attended. The principal feature of the
services was the speech of General Styles,
who paid a high tribute to his dead
Commuted a Court-Martial Sentence.
Cape Mat, Aug. 14. The president yes
terday commuted to one year's suspen
sion from rank and duty on half pay the
sentence of dismissal from the service
rendered last month by a court martial
against Captain WilMam Davis, of the
Tenth United States cavalry, at Apache,
A. T. After he had been convicted a peti
tion in his favor signed by all the members
of his company and indorsed by the judge
advocate before whom the case was tried
was forwarded to the president. General
Schofield joined in the request for com
mutation of sentence. Captain Davis was
charged with being drunk while on duty.
Rich Silver Strike at Lsadrllle,
Leadvillk, Colo., Aug. 14. The richest
strike that has been made in this mining
district for years baa just been made in
the Boon shaft, located within one block
of Harrison , avenue, Landvllle'a main
thoroughfare. Tbe vein assays from 300
to 800 ounces of silver to the ton.
A COUPLE OF RACING EVENTS.
The Champion Stake Race at Morris Tark
Nanrf Hank's Effort.
NewYock. Aug 14. The race for tbe
Champion states, distance IK miles, was
run at Morris park yesterday. The horses
were all in a bunch at the start. At the
quarter Riley led by a length. Firenxi
second, Raoeland third.' At the half Riley
led by two lengths, Firenzi second. At
the three-quarters.sarne, all running esy.
At the mile itiley led by three lengths,
Firenzi second, one length behind Race
land. At the mile and a quarter Riley led
by three lengths, Firenzi a head in front
cf Raceland. In the stretch Riley led by
length, Firenzi second, a head in front of
Raceland. Firenzi won by a head some
what easily, Rty second, a head before
Raceland. Time, 2:3$.
Won a Pnrse of t.OOO.
Rochester, N. Y., Aug. ;4. The spe
cial feature of the races here yesterday
was Nancy Hanks' effort to beat her rec
ord of 2:14 for a purse of 12,000. The mare
was in splendid form. Budd Doble was
up behind, her, and as he drove up the
track he was forced to doff his cap again
and Again in response to the cheers of the
spectators. Nancy came down to the wire
for the word, with a fine action and shot
away for the quarter at a great rate, ac
companied by a runner. It was quick
time to the mile post, which was made
in 0:$. From there to the half she
made her slowest time 0;33?i. Doble
scarcely urged her to a faster gait on the
third quarter, which was made in 0:33),
but on the home stretch the mare was
pushed and responded in great style,
turning out the last quarter in 0:33,. The
runner had hard work to keep 'up, and it
required all the riders ability to get him
up near the trotter at the finish. Time,
Chicago Racing Records.
Chicago, Aug. 14. At Hawthorne yes
tsrday the winning horses were: Mar
mosa, 1 mile, 1:44: Prince Henry, mile,
1:17; Nero, mile, 1:30; Ethel, 1 mile TO
yards, 1:4'J; Longshot, 1 miles, four
At Garfield fark: Bon Air, furlongs
1:35''; Ed Bell, mile heats, best time
1:15; Brazos, 1 mile TO yards, 1:4C; Tom
Rogers, 1 mile, 1:42; Tom Elliott,
St. Joseph, Mo., Aug. 14. The upper
social circles of this city are excited over
the mysterious disappearance of Mrs. Ida
Burgess Lord, wife of Woodson K. Lord,
cf the Merchants' bank, and daughter of
Thomas Burgess, president of the Burg-ess-Frazer
Iron company. The last seen
of her was when she had a trunk taken
to the depot Thursday. Detectives have
been put on the case, bnt so far not a
single clew has Ween obtained. Mrs.
Lord is a sister-in-law of ex-Governor Si
Scores on the Ball Field.
Chicago, Aug. 14 Following is the
record of League base ball playing yester
day: At Boston Boston. 5; Cleveland, 0.
At New York New York, 4; Cincinnati,
7. At Brooklyn Brooklyn, 1; Chicago, 3.
At Philadelphia Philadelphia, 7: Pitts
Association: At Cincinnati Cincinnati,
1: Boston, T. At St. Louis St.-Louis, 11;
Washington, 5. At Louisville Louis
ville. 1; Baltimore, 2. At Columbus
Columbus, 5; Athletic, 6.
Western: At Omaha Denver, 9; Oma
ha, 12. At Kansas City Lincoln, 1: Kan
sas City, 3. At Milwaukee Sioux City.9;
Milwaukee, ti. At Duluth Minneapolis,
Illiuois-Iouav At Quiney Quincy, T;
Cedar Rapios, 1. At Joliet Jolie't, 8:
Rockford, 2. At Ottawa Ottawa. 2; Ot
Frizes for Protective Literature.
New York, Aug 14. The American
Protective Tariff league announces the
following award of prizes to senior col
lege students of 1891 for essays on the sub
ject of "The Effect of Protection on tbe
Purchasing Power of Wages in the United
States." First priae. 150, Nathaniel A.
Elsberg, College of the City of New York;
Becond prize. 100, Fred Hamilton Tarr,
Amherst CQliege; third prize. 800, Milton
J. Dunlap, Cornell university.
Cause of Lowell's Death.
Boston. Aug. 14. Dr. Henrv P. Wal-
cott, Mr. Lowell's physician, says that
Air. Lowell s deatb resulted from a tumor
of the liver. The trouble first made it?
annearanrp eJirhtppn mnTith a cm u.
suffered intensely all through his illness
ana maae a gauant ugnt, out toe odds
were against him and be bad to suc
Mustn't Mutilate Postal Cards.
Washington, Aug 14. Acting Postmas
ter General Whitfield has decided that
postal cards, the edges of which have
been cut, and the shape of the card mate
rially changed for advertising purposes,
cannot be sent through the mails. Parties
must refrain from mutilating such cards,
or they will be considered by the depart
ment as unmailable.
The Queen Sends Condolence.
Washington, Aug. 14. The acting sec
retary of state has received through the
British minister at this city the following
telegram from the Marquis of Salisbury:
"The queen desires to express her sorrow
and regret at the news which has just
reached this country of Mr. Lowell's
Hlaine and Lowell's Diplomacy.
Bar Hakbur, Me., Aug. 14. Secretary
Blaine expressed his deep regret when in
formed of Lowell's death. He expressed
great admiration for the deceased, but
declined a request to make some state
ment regarding Mr. Lowell's career as a
Childreu Chased by Wolves.
Moclton, la., Aug. 14. While two chil
dren of Albert White were out picking
berries near town Tuesday, two wolves
came out of the bumes and chased them.
The children fled screaming toward town.
The intervention of a farmer with a gun
alone saved their lives.
Blair May Co to Russia.
New York, Aug. 14. A special from
Washington to Hue Post says: It is re
ported on apparently good authority that
eo-Senator Blair has a chance to go to
Russia as Uniied States minister if he is
willing to risk the rigors of the climate.
Englishmen Mourn for Lowell.
London, Aug. 14. The provincial press
and the London papers contain long
affectioftate article upon the lata James
Russell Lowell. Expressions of sorrow
of his death come from every quarter.
One More Week.
Many lines of goods going at
tuuen iess man tneir
Crash 2 l-2c a yard. Quantity
Lawns 2c a vard.
Challies, good quality, reduced to
Bedspreads, Bates', 87c.
Bed Spreads, good ones. Tc.
Towels, all linen check, 4c.
"Wool cashmeres l5t
Doucle fold cashmere
Double fold Shepard, eh
Excelsior plaids, sriin '
India silks, Cheney" ( 95
Reductions in lmon,
Reductions in table linens.
Rock Island. Illinois.
GLEMANN & SALZMA
ft h im
AKK NOW SHOWING
Three Times as Large a Stcck of
As an; other similar establishment in tbe city.
CLEMANN & SALZMM,
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue,
And Nos. 124, 123 and 128 Sixteenth Street,
- YOU WILL DO WELL-
To examine the largest and most complet-;
Oxfords, Tennis and Bicycle
goods in this section at the
Second and Harrison Sts , Davenport
Open from 8 a. m. to 8 p. ni. ; Saturdays 10 p. m.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and. Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St. . . T) 1, TC1,J
and 8everjtii Aveoue. ' : K.OCK ISiailG.
tr All kloca of carpenter work a apetialtr. Plana knd estimates for a!! kirdf cf bzX-V
fnmiaaeo on application.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Comer Twenty-third atrcet aad Fourth arenoe, .... EOCE ISLAND. Zi
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
This house has just bwi refitted throughout and la now In A No. 1 condition. It It a ."."
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