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THE AJKGUa. TUESDAY. "AUGUST 18. 1891.
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Miss Alice. Kane is visiting with friends
Bleuer't bnd plays in Spencer square
Alderman Charles Evans wept to
Chicago last night.
Statesman Crawford drove in from hi
country seat today.
Call at Eoglin's and have him fit you to
a becoming salt of clothes.
The famous fiyers 'sisters appear at
Harper's theatre next 8 rturdaj evening.
MedameaC.,W,; Negus and Cx'Xi.
Oaver have gone to Niagara Falls on a
- It was Lyman Fuller who was fined in
the police court yeiterday,instead of Leo
Mrs. John Blake and two children left
last night for Iowa City on a visit to rel
atives there. r'f
Have Eoglln mate you a pair of panta
loons. He win please jou both in style
and quality. .. (..(.'
The Rodman Rifles are expected home
by special train on the C. B. & Q late
this afternoon. . ' -
Otto's band will give its sixth subscrip
tion coneert at Hincher's summer garden
Miss Clara J". Coztd, of Reynolds, has
been engaged ts teach in Building No. 1 of
the Moline public schools.
A sociable is to be given at the Broad
way church next Thursday evening. Re
freshments will be served.
Mr. and Mrs. S J. Collins have a new
son in their home, and Steve is naturally
in an ecstasy of delight.
Frank Babnsen and Alderman A. D.
Huesing, left this morning for Wausau,
Neb., on a hunting expedition.
Henry Mallon, of Peoria, who has been
visiting with friends in the city the past
few day, left this morning for ' Chicago
Mrs. Milton Jones and chi'dren give a
concert at the Milan town ball this eve
ning. Quite a number will go out from
Prof. John Biehl and band boarded the
Josephine again this morning, and will
finish the season out on the excursion
Mrs. E.iza M. Brooks and daughter
Miss Mattie, left this morning on a six
weeks' visit to friends in the White
Engineers J. J. McCormick' and E.
Fairman and Conductor Dee, of the
Rock Island road have moved their
family tn Chico
J. W. Stanton, a C. B. & Q. brae.
man. had a finger mashed while coupling
cars at Barstow last night, but his injur
ies are not serious, fortunately.
M. J. Young, of the C. B. & Q , left
yesterday fbr Duluth,"Minn., after which
he will visit Cleveland and the eastern
cities and will return in a few days with
Gus. Englin rejoices in the advent of a
girl which made her appearance in his
family circle this morning. Mr. Eaglin's
friends smoked to the health of the angelic
little one this morniDg.
Rollie McCoy, bugler of the Rodman
Rifles, was knocked down by an omnibus
in the streets of Springfield yesterday,
tailing so that his left foot got under tie
wheels of a street car crushing it so that
it was necessary to amputa'e three of his
t nv wt
mrs. j. v . weicn was given a very
pleasant birthday surprise by about 30 of
her lady friends at her home, 833 Twenty
first street, yesterday afternoon . She was
the recipient of a large number of band
some presents commemorative of the oc
casi&o, and ' a '' very " pleasant afternoon
jkas spent by alt. -
Mrs. John F. Sdhmldt, formerly Mrs
John Westphal, died at 1 o'clock yester
day afternoon at ber home, 610 Twenty-
fourth street, of qaick consumption, aired
26 years. Her six months old child was
Dunea ounaay. rne mnerai win occur
" Q'. W. Stansberry, the affble local
representative of the Adams Express
company, is passing around the cigars,
and the acceptance of less than two on
the part of each of his friends would of
fend him. They are girls and arrived
Capt. J. W. Ranson returned this
morning from Cresco, Iowa, where on
behalf of the McGree Granite company
of Rock Island and Chicago, be concluded
a contract with Howard county for
soldiers' monument to cost $3,000. There
were 13 competitors for the monument.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Robinson returned
this morning from their trip to the far
west in company with the Wejerhausc r
party. They traveled in all 8.000 miles
and their trip was one continuous round
of enjoyment from beginning to end.
The remainder of the Rosk Island mem
bers of. the party are in St. Paul, where
they r opped on their return
W. A. Crubaugb has resigned his posi
tion with McHugh's ticket agency in
Moline and E L. Cook, agent for the
Adams Express company will look after
Mr. MjHugb'i interest in that city. Mr.
Cruba lgh will open a ticket broker's of
fice of his own In Davenport.
Mesirs P. L. Mitchell and Virgil Wr
ren, tie only private property owners on
the Sit) of the proposed Sunset park, this
afternoon told Fred Hass - they would
deed to the city for park purposes as
contemplated, their titles for 25 years for
the sum of $1, and Mr. Mitchell also said
he wot Id otherwise aid the project later
At hist night's meeting ot the Moline
council a petition was presanted by the
Davensort & Rock Island street railway
compa.iy asking the right to mort
gage its property, etc., but the council
refused to grant the petition until the
company put the name "Moline" on the
body of the cars.
Mrs Clara E. Elso, of Moline, through
her attorney, Maj. J. M. Beardsley, filed
in the c ircuit court this morning a peti
tion for divorce from her husband, George
Elso, on the ground ot desertion. The
couple were married Nov. 1, 1881, and
two yeirs ago while Hying at Cordoya
the husband deserted her. The wife
prays f r the custody of the four children.
Hon. E. W. Hurst and wife, Mrs.
Henry Curtis and daughter, Miss Hope,
Mrs. . B. Elson and daughter, Miss
Agatha Eison, compose a Rock Island
party djw at Nantucket. Mrs. Curtis
and daughter will return to Rock Island
the latter part of the month. The re
mainder of the pirly will go to the moun
tains before returning.
Elect -ical Engineer Fredericks, of the
Davenport & Rock Island Railway com
pany, his the overhead wire for the elec
tric equipment in place from the tower as
far in as the center station and only has
to put in that intervening between the
barns and center station. The ground
wire has been ii for some time.
Another report comes from Washing
ton couce ruing the location of the western
terminm of the Hennepin canal. It is in
direct contradiction of the special sent to
the Chicago Tribune, and appearing in
yesterday's Argus, and states: "The war
department has determined to appoint a
board of army officers to select the site
for the wenern terminus of the Hennepin
canal. The details for the board are not
completed, but Gan. Pope will be chairman."
Lieut. Thomas Moody, of the regular
army, accompanied by his wife and son,
is visiting relatives in Koch Islasd, city
and county. Lieut. Moody has been
stationed at Ft. Leavenworth the pact
two years but has been ordered to Ft.
Kehoe, Mont, where he is going shortly.
It is three years since he has been in
Rock Island and he says he would hardly
know the city. The changes, that have
taken rlace here in thit time are not
noticeab e of any other city he has visited.
The Rock Island road is doubling its
track across the slough bridge and island
as far as the entrance to Rick Island
bridge connecting the island with Daven:
port. To do this it is necessary to widen
the slough bridge, the embankment across
the island and the little bridge over the
driveway leading up to Rock Island ar
senal, acd a stone pier is being placed in
the middle ot the driveway, which nar
rows the road considerably. From the
improvements the Rock Island has under
way it evidently has no intention ot apt
proaching the island by any way other
than the slough bridge as at present lo
cated. It would have been better to have
changed the location of this bridge some
what in view of the fact that the city
expects with the completion of the via
duct that the Rock Island will run its
trains dow n town and contribute to Rock
Island's union depot project.
The Rock Island . Citizens' Improve
ment atsociation holds its postponed
meeting Thursday evening, the special
subject under consideration being
the improvement of Seventh avenue. It
is likely .hat several of the aldermen will
be present and that some definite plan of
reaching the much desired end will be
undertaken. Another matter which has
been growing in popularity ever since
first 'ntroduced before the Improvement
association some weeks ago, is that re
ferring to the establishment of Sunset
park on the river front. A resolution
urging tie furtherance of this project
would be eminently in order.
Perilous Struggle with a Wild
Chicago Lunatic. -
A. JTG3T FOE LIFE ON A H0U8ET0P.
Th Maniac Runs Amuck for Awhlla
and Them Doe a Dangerous Aet on the
Ooralce Throe Btorles from the Ground
Palled from His Heriloas Position, H
Nearly Overpowers Two Officers In a
Bough and Tn sable Conflict Captured
Chicago, Aug. 18 Two South Chicago
policemen bad a desperate struggle yester
day morning with a crazy negro on a
housetop. The man's name is Nathan
Whitfield. He at one time conducted a
saloon at Light wood and Strand Htreets.
Business reverses unbalanced his mind,
and for the past month he has shown
signs ot insanity. Early yesterday morn
ing he became violent, and while men
were on their way to work he appeared
on the street clad only in a suit of under
wear. He snatched a flag from the front
of a dry goods store and wound it around
his shoulders. Then he ran from one
street to another, striking at persons wto
were in his way.
Swings from a High Coriileo.
He sprang out in front of a milk wann,
and tried to stop the horse. The driver
laid the lash on the animal, and it went
tearing down the street. Grocers' clerks
who were putting vegetables out on the
sidewalk saw the crazy man and locked
the doors. At Ninetieth and Strand streets
there is a vacant house. Whitfield, who
is a big, stalwart fellow, put his sliouMur
against the front door, and it new off its
hinges. He ascended to the roof, and
swinging himself over the edge, grasped
the cornice and moved hand over hand
across the front of the three-story building.
Police Called to the Rescue.
By this time a crowd of two or three
hundred persons stood in the street watch-
ng his strange actions. Whitfield was
yelling at the top of- his voice, and those
n the street expected every moment to
see him loose his hold and drop to the
ground. Some one ran to the nearest pa
trol box and sent in a call to the station.
When the patrol, with Sergent McXamar
ra and Officer James Rowan, arrived the
man had clipil ed buck on the roof, lie
-hook his fist at the policemen, and said
he would hurl teem from the roof if they
attempted to take him down. McN'amar-
ra antl Kowau rushed tir through the
house and climbed out on the roof through
a sky lit; lit.
The (tattle on the Hoof.
As their heads appeared through the
hole Whitneld swung himself over the
edge of the roof again and hung there un
til the officers dragged him up. Then a
terrific battle ensued. The crazy mau
wrenched the club from Kowan's hands
and flung it into tho street. He then
struck Sergeant McN'amarra a blow in the
face which staggered him. Officer
Ilowan. who is considered a pretty good
man in a rough and tumble fight,
grabbed the man around the waist ami
tried to throw him down. Iu less thaa
half a minute the officer's coat was torn
from his person. Whitfield hid caught
the garmeut by the tails and sput it up
the back to the collar, lie was at hist
overpowered and taken to the station,
where he had to be strapped down. Whit
field is about 30 years old.
AN OPPOSITION '"HOLY COAT."
The French Have an Exhibition of the
Oarnient of Argonteuil.
LoTDON". Aug. .8. Tho rivalry between
France and Germany is reaching curious
lengths. This was illustrated Sunday in
the exhibition of the holy coat of Argen-
teuil. No sooner did it become known a
few weeks ago that the ecclesiastical
authorities at Treves, in Rhenish Prus
sia, were about to exhibit a garment
claimed to have been worn by the Savior.
than the French were alive to deprive the
Germans, as far as possible, of the honor
and profit. It appears that Argenteuil,
within easy access by rail from Paris, alo
possesses a holy coat said to have be
longed to Ch'ist.
It Was a Great Success.
Arrangements were promptly made for
the exhibition of the relic. Sunday was
chosen as the opening day, several days
ahead of the first public view at Treves,
Great througs of people went from Paris
and other localities to see the holy vest
ment. The exhibition was in every way
successful, and it is said to have caused
proportionate chagrin at Treves, which
will probably lose a multitude of expected
French Roman Catholic visitors. The
preparations for the public exhibitions 'n
Treves are going on hurriedly and will be
completed within the appointed time.
International Labor Congress.
Brussels, Aug. 18. The International
Labor congress assembled at 10 o'clock
yesterday morning in the Halle St. Mi
chael. Seventy-eight reporters from vari
ous newspapers were present. Speeches
were limited to ten minutes, and the sec
ond speech on the same subject to five. It
was determined to have morning and aft
ernoon sittings, a committee of one dele
gate from e.ich nation sitting in the in
terval to arrange the course of business.
Little was done beyond reading fraternal
telegrams from various parts of the
I can recommend Ely' Cream Balm to
all sufferers from dry catarrh from per
sonal experience. Michael Herr, Phar
Used-in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
SPORTS OUT OF DOORS. ,
Opening of the a'ro.tiiis; Season at Chi
cago Race and Base Ball Records.
Chicachs, Aujj. ia The meeting of the
Northwestern Association of Trottiugand
Paving Horse Breeders opened yesterday
at Washington park with a fairly large
attendance. Although not so many trot
ting celebrities were on band as might
have been expected, there was a good
sprinkling, and those who witnessed the
races had no occasion to complain of the
afternoon's sport. The track was in good
condition, but not fast. The 2:19 pacing
race was the event of the day. The racea
were won as follows: Three-year-old
pace. Rah lo ta winner, best time, 2:21;
Futurity Trotting stake, Victress winner,
best time, 3:17; match race for $1,000,
Scotsman -winner, best time, 2:30X. Vir
ginius going the first heat in 2:27)i; pace,
2:lu clans, Direct winner, best time, 2:11;
trot, 2:33 class, Alsippa winner, best time
2:21; one mile dash, 2:23 class. General
Bufford, time. 2:24. '
Lake View Breaks a Record.
The winners of the running races at
Garfield park were: Ida Beeswing, J
mile, 1:15; Mary Sue, 1 1-10 miles, 1:48;
Lake View, mile, l:8Hi; Van Buren,
miles, ":52Y; Maggie Lebus, 4Ji furlongs,
6:55; Osborne, 1 1-16 miles, 1:48. Lake
View's time breaks the seven furlong rec
ord. At Hawthorne: Minnie Cee, mile,
1:1; Silverado, 1 mile, U43( Ruth,
mile, 1:1634; Labold, 1 1-16 miles, l:'M;
Addie, mile. 11.
Scores of the Base Ball Rxperts.
Chicago, Aug. 18. Following are given
yesterday's League base ball scores: At
New York N'ew York, 0; Boston. 3. At
Philadelphia Philadelphia, 8; Brooklyn,
1. At Pittsburg Pittsburg, 1; Chicago,
3. At Cincinnati Cincinnati, 3; Cleve
Association: At Boston Boston, Bal
timore, 3. At Washington Washington,
D; Athletic, 8. At Louisville Coumbus,
7; Ixm'sville, 11.
Western: At Duluth Sioux City, 9;
Illinois-Iowa: At Ottawa Tlw Quincy
men beau a dispute with the umpire in
the tifth inning, and refused to play ball
when ordered. Tiie game was then given
to Ottawa 9 to 0 while the score had
stood 2 to 1 in favor of (Quincy. At Joliet
Joliet, 2; Cedar Rapids, 3. At Rockford
Kockford, 10; Ottumwa, 4.
Association-Western Base Ball IeaU
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 18. It is now set
tled beyond all question that the Milwau
kee club will enter thu American associa
tion, and will do so by the purchase of the
Cincinnati club. The price agreed upon
is not given out, bnt President Ci'.Iette. of
.iiiwaukc-e, has p it up i;,0ou cash and the
babance teqi ired iu uotes. -Kiug'' Kelly
goes to the Boston Association team.
Anson Secures Another Battery.
CnicAtiO, Aug. 18 Pitcher J. J. Vick-
ery and Catcher VT. Srhriver, the crack
battery of the Milwaukee club, signed
with the Chicago club yesterday. Sehriver
is the man whom Ansou has been ufU:r all
A GAY YOUNG ADVENTURESS.
All Ready for the Celebration.
Benningtok, Vt., Aug. i8 The little
town of Bennington is all ready for the eel
ebration of the 100(h anniversary of Ver
mont's statehood and the dedication of
the monument to commemorate the battle
of Beutiingtou. The president will reach
North Bennington this evening, but he
will not come to Benuington until tomor
row morning. Every train that came into
Bennington yesterday brought many ex
cursionists, and the town is crowded.
Meeting of the Scientists.
Washington, Aug. 14 Thefirst meet
ing of the great scientific bjdy, the Amer
ican Association for the Advancement of
Science, will begin in this city tomorrow.
Already several hundred members from
various sections ot the .country have ar
rived in Washington, .and yesterday three
of the auxiliary societies held meetings.
Too Bis; for an Ordinary Coffin.
Viscenkes, Ind., Aug. 18.--John Ulmer,
a saloonkeeper, died Sunday night, and
the ingenuity of the undertakers has
been taxed to secure a coffin large enough
to hold bis remains,- which weigh SOS
Startling Expose of a Leader In Clarks
burg. W. Va., Society.
CLAltKsjiH.o, W. Va., Aug. is. Miss
Annie Watts, a brilliant and dashing
young lady, who moved in the most ex
clusive social circles, has disappeared.
Miss Watts came here about a year ago.
She had no relatives, but was well intro
duced, and soon became a society queen.
About two weeks ago Miss Watts made a
trip to Cincinnati, and while there made
heavy purchases, giving checks on banks
here. The dealers bjcame suspicious of
the checks, and reclaimed the goods, tak-
ng them from her rooms at the Burnet
The Creditors Investigated.
She returned to Clarksburg and the
news of the incident quickly followed her.
The affair was hushed up, but it set some
of her creditors to investigating. The re
Bult showed that Miss Watts had dis
counted recently nearly $200 in forged pa
per in this and adjacent towns- Officers
arrested her in her parlor while eulertuiu
iug company, and she surrendered nearly
tl,(KX) worth of jewelry to make good the
claim of one bank. It is said that debts
to still larger amounts are outstanding.
The Civil Service at Baltimore.
Wahhisgton. Aug. 18. In the latter
part of March information was received at
the office of the civil service commission
that the provisions of the civil service law
relating to political assessments were be
ing violated by persons in the official
service of the United States in the city of
Baltimore,, and that the influence of
United Stales officers in that city was also
being unlawfully used to control a pri
mary election. An investigation was im
mediately begun and continued through
a part of the month of April, conducted
by Commisioner Roosevelt, and a copy of
his report has been submitted to the pres
ident with the approval of the commis
sion. It sustains all the charges made
against the officials. '
Should be Hanged on General Principles.
Sas Francisco. Aug. 18. Two ex-convicts,
Taylor and Iewis, just released
from states prison, made a murderous as
sault on Archie Salisbury, a sail-innker,
late Saturday night. He was only slight
ly wounded in the shoulder by a knile
thrust timed at his throat. Three years
ago Taylor and I-wis were convicted on
Salisbury's testimony of burglary, aud
sentenced U prison. lioth swore they
would kill Salisbury when released, and
Saturday uight they attempted to fulfill
their threat. His quickness iu dodging
the blow saveu uis me.
Arseufc in the Hough.
UKAFTOJf, W. Va., Aug. 18. Mrs. George
Malone, niece, aud five children are lying
in a dying condition from eating poisoned
cakes. The lady made the cakes Sunday,
and while absent from the house a few
moments it is believed some enemy at
tempted to poison the entire family by
placing arsenic in the dough. The death
of one or two of the children is expected.
Suspicion points to certain parties as the
poisoners, aud arrests may be made.
The President Start for Vermont,
Cape May, X. J., Aug 18. The presi
dent left on lis Bennington triptbis morn
ing at 8:50 by special train. Accompany
ing him were Private Secretary Halford,
Russell B. Harrison; Howard Gale, of
Indianapolis, a guest of the president, and
E. B. Tibbott, stenographer. By invita
tion of George W. Boyd, of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad company, the working
journalists stationed at Cape May Point
went with the president as far aa Mew
York, and representatives of the press as
sociations will go over the whole route.
M I IJTIRE BE(R
STILL AT it
Cutting prices right and left.
Must have more room for their
T , Lawns
Ladies' Pure Silk Gloves
, Dress Flannels, 36 inch,
Fxcelsior Stripes, "ft
36 inch Cotton
The above prices
Week if srnra I-.-.. u--4
ow lost. -
FL DRES3 GQft
Early shipment ot tafS
dress crnnAc . IaJ
stripes, Plaids, roughlli?
and 50c assortment
Rock Island. Illinois.
LEMANN & SALZMAHN
ARE NOW SHOWING
Three Times as Large a Stock of
As any other similar establishment in the city.
Nos. 1525 and 1527 Second Avenue.
And Nos. 124, 126 and 12S Sixteenth Street,
- YOU WILL DO WELL
To examine the largest and most completi
Oxfords, Tennis and Bicycle
goods in this section at the
Second and Harrison Sts , DavrEjff
Open from 8 a. m. to S p. m. ; Saturdays 10 p. m.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder
ce and Shop Comer Seventeenth St. . . P.rl. M
and Beveotii Atenna. JlVwv-q.
"All kinds f carpenter work a specialty. Flans and estimates for all klsdi of liSO
nirnunaa on application.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth aTenne, .... RcX'K lSLiXl S
J. T. RYAN, Proprietor.
This boose aas jnst been re fitted tbronfrhont and Is now In A No. 1 condition. 1; --
si.w per day house ana a desirable family hotel.
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