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THE AKGUO. TUESDAY. AUGUST 2$. 1891.
Welcome, Moline,-' --; . '
My, the leader of low prices.
Lemons sold cheap at Beecber'g.
Large spring cbick'eoa at Beecher'a.
Grap ca, peaches and pears at Young's.
Go to Beecher's for your batter and
eejta. . .. v
Note C rse & Cu.'a add. oa mother
Free concert in Spencer fqu&re this
Trainmaster J. C. Stanton, of the C
B. & Q. is in ihecity.
Dr. G. L. Eyster leaves toniett on a
visit to northern Iowa.
The fall suitings have arrived at J. B.
Zimmet'a. They are beauties.
The Light Guard band of Moline plays
in Spencer equare tonight.
May will save you from 10 to 2a per
cent by taking your cash to him.
Nice large cling and freestone peaches
by basket, peck, or bushel at Long's.
Mr. and Mrs. John Waruer have re'
turned from their visit to Minnesota.
C. W. McDonald, of Columbus, O.,
was in the city yesterday on business.
(Jail on J . a. Zimmer and order your
fall overcoat. lie has a large assortment
The two car loads of fall goods are now
unpacked at Hoppe's.. Watch for tomor
row. Mr. an J.Mrs. Frank Sherman, of Chi
cago, are Visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. .
The largest invoice of fall suitings that
baveeyer been shown in the city at J. B
Found silver souvenir spoon,
Owner may Find the same at Kamser's
Edwards & Walsh this morning com
menced delivering brick for the paving
of Market square
jueave your orders lor house and sign
painting early at SutcliSe's. Be has been
greatly rushed so far.
A. D. Martin has resumed the city edi
torship of the Union made vacant by W.
H. Con ant's resignation.
Sutcliffe is prepared to do all kinds of
house decorating, frescoing" and painting.
He also makes a specialty of sign paint
jng. . -
C. J. Poston, who has been spending
a few days with friends in Rock Island,
returned to bis home in Chicago this
Agents Wanted Ladies wanting em
ployment will please call at room 33 St.
James hotel, any time after 10 a. m. for
W. S. Steward, ofQuincy, a successful
aeronaut, is in the city assisting Messrs.
Gould and Eddy in the construction of
their balloon .
C. If Gaetjer returned from a week's
trip up the river last night. He spent
Sunday with his family who are visiting
relatives at Winona.
Mrs. Peter Frey and children returned
last evening from an extended visit to
friends at Milwaukee, Mr. Frey meeting
them at Savanna.
The first of the extra series of concerts
by Prof. Otto's band at Hincher's concert
girden on Elm street will be given next
The Misses Millie and Phoebe Morse,
who have been visiting with, friends in
the city the past few days, returned to
their home in Chicago this morning.
Supervisors. W. Heath, or Bowline,
was in the city yesterday, accompanied
by W. H. Storer, of Whiteside county,
an old friend of Mr. Heath's who is visit
The stars and stripes were raised this
afternoon on the Harper house. Spencer
square pavilion, and Argus building, in
honor of tonight's Twin -city Columbian
If you are going to paper your bouse
this fall call and examine Sutcliffs's large
assortment of paper; also ask to be
shown his nice line of curtains he has
A. C. Gloger returned last night from
Watertown, Wis., his old home, where
he has been fishing and visiting for a
week. While away he sent his friend,
John Bleuer a fine box of fish.
Lena Hansman, 14 .year old daughter
of Anton Hansman, was fined $3 an d
costs by Magistrate Wivill yesterday for
using abusiye language to Mrs. Alice
Miller. Because of the child's tender
years the fine was suspended during good
Messrs. T. H. Thomas and J. C. Adams
leave this evening for Independence,
Iowa, to attend the great trotting meet
ing. John Gait, accompanied by his
uncle. J. B. Gait, of Sterling, left yester
day for Independence.
Bessie Lamont, 8-months old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Leonard, of
Stfuth Rock Island, diet) at 6 "'clock last
evt niirg. - Mr. Leonard is in western
Iowa, and until he is beard from nothing
can be determined as to the funeral.
The Avon club wcs entertained by Fay
Harptran I Oscar Sahraidt at the Daven
port homestead last evening. There were
15 couDlepresentand music was furnish
ed by Bleuer'e orchestra. Refreshments
were Drovided by Mesdames Morris Ro
eer field, Gilmore and Schmidt.
The funeral of Mrs. H. C. Schaffer was
held from the late home on Fourth ave
nun and Sixth street at 2 o'clock this
afternoon, George Kahltenback conduct
ing the services. The pall bearers were:
William Ash, Allison Conqueror, Chailes
Coaqueror, George Sutcliffe, John
Thomas and James McGaryey. There
wai a large attendance of sorrowing
Another man learned this morning that
there is danger in colliding with an elec
tric car, a buggy being driven deliber
ate y into a car in Moline. The car
waio'l hurt, but the buggy was. Ia fact
thee is not enough of it left to tell the
story of its misery. The occupant turned
a double somersiult in the air. and while
he was not seriously injured he can
tharik the star that rules his fate that he
is s ill on earth. He will not dispute the
rigl.t of way with an e'etric car again.
C. H. Stoddard bus some designs made
by his son-in-law, Harry Pettit. for the
Fif h avenue theatre, New York, the
Brooklyn Y. M. C. A., and four theatres
in Brooklyn, which show how much Mr.
Pet.it has improved since leaving Rock
Island, bis plans for interior decoration
of all these important buildings having
been accepted together with many others
requiring the same originality in design
and artistic taste. Harry is making bis
mark in the cultivation of those talents
with which nature has so liberally endowed
THE FARMERS' PICNIC.
A liig Gathering- of the Uonest
Tillers on Bis Island.
. uanrfrt This Iforniar. and Ad
drHrn Thin Afternoon A
Ureat 4ood Time The Com
Ins F. 91. B. A. Picnic at
Tiie picnic on Big island today of the
Rock Island County Farmers' institute
was largely attended, especially in the
afternoon, a large number from both
ends of the county being present, and
are enjoying a good old fashioned social
In the morning Prof. Otto's band gave
a concert that was appreciated by those
present, and at 10 o'clock Rev. W. T.
Kerr, of Milan, was introduced and de
livered an address of welcome, in which
be spoke of of the indications throughout
the country of an immense crop, which
was the cause of general good feeling
among the farmers, after which be spoke
of the thousands of young men, the sons
of fa-mers, all over the land, who are
fast coming to the front, and in closing
he btde them all a hearty welcome and
cong-atulated them on the success of the
The response was made by S. W.
Heath, of Bowling, the president of the
day, who, made a short speech in which he
spoke of the mutual good feeling between
the peopla of lii'.a iiid the farmers of the
surroundicg country. He .heu spoke at
some length on Milan's past history and
drew a bright picture of the future city by
the Ilenaepin, after which he spoke of
Itjck Inland and its public-spirited citi
zens, snjing that they had ever extended
the h.ind of fellowship to the farmer, and
predicted for the city a bright and glori
ous f uture, and in closing spoke briefly
of th; Farmers' Alliance and its objects,
and cf the growth of the organization in
this state, and especially in this congres
It was expected that other speeches
would follow, but it was too late to secure
them at the time of going to press.
FABMERj' PICNIC AT BARsTOW.
The second annual farmers' picnic by
the F. M. B. A., of Rock Island county,
will be held at Birstow, Tuesday, Sept.
1. John G. Oiborn will be president of
the dey.andJ.C.S ank marshal of the
day. The issues of the day will be dis
cussed by Hon. H. E. Taubeneck, of Mar
shall, 111., and others There will be
music by the Plow City brass band and
DoL't forget May's low prices.
B. lUrkenfeld offers for sale bis entire
stock of books, stationery, confectionery
and V ys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete. Also his property for sale or
rent for any number of years to suit
Used In Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard
THE FIGHT A DRAW
Balmaceda and His Enemies
Take a Rest.
DESPERATE FIGHTING ALL SUNDAY
The Insurgent Force Repeatedly At
tack the Government Position To Be
Repulsed Over and Over Agln with
Frightful Slaughter Heavy Losses on
Both Sides A Trace to Bury the
Dead and Care for the Wooded Con
irresslonalists Figuring; for a Flank
Valparaiso, Aus. 25. Darkness
stopped the battle at Vina del Mar beach,
opposite this city, which ra;.;ed hotly all
day Sunday, before any decisive result
was reached, and, like tired gladiators,
the contesting armies rested ycsterilny
and worked hard to get themselves in the
best possible condition for the final bout
which must soon decide the mastery of
Chili. Balmaceila's line of defense Sun
day was strongly fort i fled and was under
the range of the Runs from Fort Callao.
While many of his troops were raw re
cruits, there was a good leaven of veterans
Desperate Valor on Both Sides.
Time af ter time the rebelsdashed against
the lines of the government troops, ouly
to lie repulsed with greut bloodshed. They
were not the only sufferers, however,
for their artillery played with telling ef
fect on the enemy, and their rifles were
not useless in their hands. Attack and
repulse were repeated time after time, with
no decided advantage to either side. The
most dt-perste valor wai displayed by
veteran and recruit, Balmacedist and rev
olutionist. There was little regret on
either side when darkness came down and
stopped the bloody work.
Caring for Dead and Wounded.
Under cover of a flag of truce the ambu
lance and hospital corps of the opposing
armies were busy during the night search
ing the field for the wounded and caring
for them. When morning broke it wus
expected that the fight would be resumed.
Both armies had uffered severely, how
ever, and neither appeared to lie in posi
tion to aiteune the offensive, and a prac
tical truce yesterday, with no fighting,
was the result. Neither side has been idle,
however, during the day. Scouting par
ties from the insurgent armies have been
scouring the country for supplies and
one of them cut the railroad to Santiago
Counteracting a Flank Movement.
The government forces have been
strentlieuiij their lines ami m.iuceaver
ing to get into a position which will pre
clude any successful attempt on the part
of the enemy to get into the rear of the
city of Valparaiso. It is generally be
lieved that General Canto, the general
commanding the rebel.-., will attempt a
flauk movement w hen he resumes o;ra
tious, and this the BaiuiaredNts are doing
everything in their puwer to frustrate.
BALMACEDA GAINS A VICTORY.
The Insurgent Attack on Valparaiso Re
LIMA, Aug. 25. The latest telegraphic
advices from Valparaiso state that Balma
ceda's army at Vina del Mar has repul-K-d
an insurgent attack. The telegram Kflrls
that Balmaceda has ordered all the availa
ble forces in the province of Valparaiso
to concentrate at the capital, and 12,0m)
troops stationed at Coquimbo to proceed
Shocking Massacre Reported.
Hambcko, Aug. 25. The Hamburger
correspondent has an alleged dispatch
from Santiago, C hili, saying that, by or
der of Balmaceda, the cavalry massacred
sixty unarmed youths of good family for
holding a political meeting on the 19th
inst, and that geeat indignation prevails
among all classes.
A Confident Congressionalist.
Washington', Aug 25 The reported
battle between the congressional forces
and Balmaceda's troops near Valparaiso
has excited considerable interest here,
though nothing definite is known and no
official information concerning the report
ed battle has been received by the govern
ment. Foster, the Cougressionalist en
voy, says that if the iusurgents fail it will
make no difference the war will continue
until Balmaceda is vanquished.
Maryland Teach Crop too IHg.
EastoK, Md., Aug. ). The peach bus
iness this yetr is a bigger failure than
last year when there was very little crop.
The trouble this year is that there is too
big a crop and prices are away down.
Many growers have become disgusted with
the business and are digging up their
orchards and carting away the trees. TUe
local canning houseB are buying peaches
as low down as 5 cents a basket, and have
to refuse offered invoices at that price be
cause of the lark of labor to handle them.
Chance for the Rain Compeller.
Cheyenne. Wyo., Aug. 25. Frank
Melbourne, the Australian cloud com
pounder, is coming to this city from Can
ton, O., to make experiments. He is
guaranteed expenses if he produces a rain
fall over an area of 250,(MU acres. Mel
bourne only asked that $150 be deposited
in a bank to foot his bill. If the rain doc
tor can fulfill his promises he will be
given a permaneut job here by those own
ing large tracts of prairie land.
Libel Suit Over the President's Tour.
Saratoga, X. Y., Aug. 25. Paiers were
served yesterday on "W. A. McElwain,
publisher of The Saratogiaa, in an action
brought by W. J. Arkell, for alleged libel
Mr. Arkell claims 10,000 damages. The
Saratogian yesterday morning iu an edi
torial iutimated that the presioent's visit
had been used to commercial advantage
by interested parties, and mentioned Ar
kell's name in the same article, hence the
A Reward for Christie Warden's Mother.
CoKCOBP, N. H., Aug. 25. The opinion
is expressed by Governor Tuttle that Mrs
Warden, the mother of Christie Warden
who was murdered by Almy, or Abbott,
is entitled to $2,500 reward offered by the
governor in the name of the stale forme
murderer's appreheusion, she having given
the information leading to his arrest.
Charged with Complicity In a Murder.
Cleveland, O., Aug. 25. Jack Bristol,
of Tiffin, O., and a saloon ist named Craw
ford, were lodged in jail in Kenton yester
day, charged with complicity in the mur
der of young Stok'eabory at Ada last Fri
BOTKIN MAY BREATHE FREELY.
The Man Who Threatened to Kill Him
Has Kie.i ij Ills Boots.
Cai.dweu., lvn.. An;;. 35.--The man
who swore he wouid kill Jude Botkin if
he presided at the trial of Hrennan. for
killtng Wood will not carry out his threat.
Saturday night he captured a desperado
and before he could land him in jail the
latter bed "-fide B?k'n' rife te1y
secure so far as Ed Short is concerned.
Short was United States deputy marshal,
and in the performance of bis duty he
got the drop on Charley Bryant, a noted
robber, and put hitn under arrest. This
occurred at Hennessey, Oklahoma. Short
put Bryant on a train and the latter got
possession of a revolver and put a bullet
through Short's body.
Both Men iiaine to the Last.
Short replied with a ball that went
right through Bryant's breast, and the
two kept up the shooting until a dozen
shots had been fired, when Bryant fell
head f.rrinot down the platform steps.
Short caught him by the Icj and held him
so that he could not iall from the train
until trainmen helped put the roltier back
on the platform. He was dead. Sho;t
was placed on a cot, and said to the con
ductor: "Jim, I am dying. I wish I
could see mother. Tim minutes later he
was dcaU Kd !h.ort was known from
Texas to the northern line of Kansas. He
was a young man nbout 2 years old, and
for several years was a deputy United
States marshal in western Kansas.
SAVED BY THE AIR BRAKES.
Attempt to Wreck a Train Foiled by a
Memphis, Tenn., Ang. sV A daring at
tempt was made to wreck the north-bound
accommodation traiu from Water Valley
to Grand Junction, on the Illinois Central
main lino, Sunday. As the train came in
sight of a bridge about seven miles north
of Holly Springs the engineer noticed that
one rail seemed to be unduly elevated. He
quickly applied the air brakes and reversed
his engine. As the engine went on to the
bridge it was discovered that a piece of
iron, known as a "stirrup'' among bridp?
men. had ben securely fastened to t he
rail, and would have thrown the train
from the track.
A Terrihle Disaster Averted.
Had the train been going ten miles an
hour faster there would have been an a'"
f ul disaster, but luckily only the front
trucks of the engine left the rails. When
the train came to a stop the engineer no
ticed two negroes making away through
the bushes. A posse was speedily organ
ized, and after a chase of two hours
caught the two negroes. They gave their
names a Will Frost and Will McDowell
and confessed to having done the deed.
Frost said McDowell had a large ax,
which lie in ten ! t fr breaking
open the coaches in case of a wreck.
Ir. Lyman Abbott on Prohibition.
Cr.ESTOX, la, Aug. 25 Dr. Lyman Ab
bott, of- Brooklyn, preached to an im
mense audience at the Blue Grass palace
Sunday afternoon. When he said that
prohibition in a state constitution could
not make meu temperate, there was a
decided sensation. Human laws, he said,
could not mold the character of men.
Creeds and theology could not save him,
but the divine influence of Christianity
impressed into the personality of man
was the force needed to make good gov
ernment. Says the SoHd South Is Broken.
ToPEK A. Kan., Aug. 25. Mrs. M E.
Lease reached here Saturday from Georgia,
where she has been making addresses in
the interest of the People's party. Mrs.
Lease says that the third party movement
is stronger below Mason and Dixon's line
than it is in Kansas. In answer to the
question as to whether the southern Alli
ance man will vote against the Democracy
of his fathers, she replied that beyond all
doubt the solid south is broken.
Terrible Treatment of a Bishop.
BfCHAHEST, Aug. 25. The inhabitants
of Pirvoli, incensed at the bishop of
Grebena for tryiug to prevent a service in
Houmania, made a savage attack on the
bishop Sunday. Tbey pulled his beard
out and after beating him till he boenrue
senseless they tied a rope around his
ankles and iraci;iil him on his back
through, the -t.ivts, intending to ban
him, but as he ui not recover conscious
ness they finally left him for dead.
Supposed Hor-M'tlm-f ( aptured.
SriilsuriELij, Ills., Aug. 25. Morris
Clark was captured here by the police
after two bullets had lieen sent into his
right leg and cue through his hand,
lie is wanted at Petersburg and iu Green
county for horse stealiug.and is suspected
of being one of a gang of horse
thieves that have been operating in south
ern Illi iois receutly. There is a reward
for his acres', offered by the Anti-Horse-thief
Thrashed the t oward to Death.
Arkansas Citt, Kan., Aug. 25. Dr.
Davis, a prominent stock raiser of Beaver
county, Oklahoma, circulated scandalous
stories about Mrs. Thomas Inlow. He aud
Inlow met on the street and Davis d ren
ins revolver. Iulow took the gun away
from him, broke it over the fence, aud
then thrashed Davis unmercifully with a
blacksnake, inflicting fatal injuries.
Feople's farty iu Muiwarli usetts.
Boston, Aug. a5. The state central
committee of the People's party met
yesterday and a thorough state organiza
tion was effected. George F. Washburn,
of Boston, was elected permanent chair
man, and F. Gerry Brown permauent
secretary. It was voted to put a state
ticket in the field this fall.
Says Alger Bid Say So.
New York, Aug. 25 The World insists
that the statement that General Alger as
serted that Mr. Blaine told him personally
that he would run for the presidency in
1S2 is true, aud that Alger made the as
sertion to G. O. Thomas, of 420 Kearney
street, San Francisco, a veteran in atten
dance at the Detroit encampment.
Death of a Congressman's Wife.
Boston, Aug. 25. Carolina Prescott
Wood, wife of Congressman-elect Sher
man Hoar, of Waltham, died suddenly
yesterday morning of heart trouble. She
had been seriously ill for a week or more,
but immediate danger was not considered
possible. Her age was 3u years. She
leaves two children.
Chautauqua Season Closes.
Chautauqua, N. Y., Aug. 25. Yester
day closed the most successful season of
the Chautauqua association. The receipts
are estimated at 25 per cent, more than
any preceding year.. Before the next
year the atditorium will be enlarged,
and many new cottages built
M C 1 NTIRE
T T? 1 c; r-. r .
SPECIALLY GOOD THINGS.
We are receiving ntvor fn
1 -DOUBLE FOLD OK
A WOOL STRIPES-3C
p-44 INCH rr.
3 -ALL WOOL 36 INCH A Qn
All the above are exception
ally good values and just the
thing for school dresses.
The array of novo'.
goods is heii8'
No end of then th0'''
colorings and erferXI.
iui and nr "
wonder how thevc
racturedandsoid a ntv s
The choicest are ant to ?
very early. You reaej?
it was last season.
Kock Tsiond. Illinois,
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carpe
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
121, 123 and 128
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- YOU WILL DO WELL-
To examine the largest and most complete
Oxfords, Tennis and Bicyds
goods in this section at the
Second and Barrison Sts , Daw?-
Open from 8 . m. to 8 p. m. ; Saturdays lu p. m.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builds
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth BL . ft ,rl J
and Seventh Avenue, I
jar All kinds of carpenter work a specialty . Piam knd estimates for tr.ni' o!
rnrziisaftu on application.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth arenne. ... - hX'
WILLIAM HAWTHORNE, Proprietor.
Thia house hat just been refitted throngbont and is now in A No. 1 cor.ii:tioi!. I'
$1.25 per day bouse and a desirable family L .n-..
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