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THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1891.
Far caps at Benoett'i.
'Miohisr.n penchee at May's.
the leader ot low prices.
TVn't orct My'slow prices.
., .w u.i-.Ca gloves at Bennett's.
Hay. the friend of th worklotgmnn.
Far cafs of all Haia at Bennett'.
Concert at Uinchei'a garden tonight.
Buy for "Cash Oaly." It.will pay yon,
OLto'a band concert at Hincber's ga-
J. E. Montrose left last night for Chi
cago on business.
TK" .p'ics to buy furs and glovts
id at Ctnuett'd.
W. 8. Fulmer and family returned th's
morning from the west.
There is to be a dance at Stoddard a
ball Eugiogton, about Sept. IS.
Aid. J. C. Adams left last evening fc r
Inriertendpncs 10 attend the races.
II. A. Hastings, of B'oomington, is
visiting with friends in tbe city.
N' v. c'ing ttn'i freestone peachts
-by basket, peck or bushel at Long's.
mj. cj xe cstra series of concerts
at Hincber's garden occurs tonight.
Late earn to the waicb tower tonight..
Last car leaves tower at 12 o'clock.
H Fi-kbnliz left j-rsterlay on aT
extended trip through northern Iowa.
Duudtji; hi Spring Cove tonight.
Special rates for the season will be given.
Mis. C. C. Hodges and children left
this afternoon for Peoria on a week's
Lost A diamond shirt stud. Liberal
reward will be paid by return for this of
fice. Fred Head and son went o Chicago
last evening where they will visit a few
Mrs. Henry Curtis and daughter, Mis
ITiik Cuitis, are expected borne the latter
part of this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Loomis, of
TT"-" T'l. ire vfsitia at the residence of
." . B ttlcs.
The Misses Thompson of Seventh av
enue. left this morning on a short visit to
fr?ends in Chicago.
Leave orders with George Sulcliffe for
house and sign painting. He will give
them prompt attention.
i'U.on &3ccnjion and parachute leaf
- --li i-tz-n park Divenport, SnniaT
afternoon at 4 3D o'clock.
The ladies of the Broadwav Prrsby
trisu hrch give their sociable at the
church tomorrow evening
C. C. Taylor leaves tonight for Chicago
to lay in his fall stock of goods toys,
stationery and fancy articles.
20 to 80 per cint saved by buying your
paper at Sutclifte's. He has the largest
aoaonoieut of paper and curtains in the
Bridge travel yesterday amounted to:
Foot-north, 550; south, 62; total, 1,.
112. Teams north, C27; south, 62i;
Davenport is doing honor today to
Gov. Horace Boies, on his visit to the
SixUi regiment ot the state guard in camp
near that city
Mrs. C. W7 Durham, Mrs. C. L. East
Tvith tbeir children, and C. J. Tore,
returned yesterday from a five weeks'
trip up the river.
Miss Haas left this morning for Chi
cago, where she will spend sometime in
selecting a large stock of fall novelties in
tbe millinery line.
For Rent With or without vault, the
rooms formerly occupied by the People's
yional bank at 1807 Second avenue.
Eoquire at the People's bank.
George Sutcliffe has some very fine
combinations of paper which are sold
from 20 to 30 per cent lower than any
other dealer in the city. Call and see him.
Carter's "Fast Mail" company at the
Burtis opera bouse, Davenport, next
Tuesday evening, will be one of the
best tri-city theatrical attractions of the
The annual picnic of tbe Rock Inland
(';' rei tlora' society is to beheld
v.- (.icuziUd ol Judge Soarle the
Rodman place next Thursday; one
week from today.
There will be a special tax sale at tbe
court house Spt. 1, by the county treas
urer. The property to be sold has been
forfeited to the state and will be sold to
the highest bidder for cash.
This evening at the residence of Lothar
Harms, Eighteenth street and Sixth ave
nue, occurs the marriage of Mr. Harms'
niece. Miss Dora Harms to George Brede
meier, of Chicago.
Hon. E. W. Burst returned last night
from the eastern summer resorts. Mrs.
Eurst, Mrs. S. E. Edson and Miss Edson
are now at Narragan&ett pier and will !
visit tbe mountains before returning. (
Maj;L. M. Buford." who; has been
traveling for some time for the Taylor
Dietillingcompany, is now with J. G.Mat
tingly & Co., of Louisville, one of the
largest wholesale liquor houses in the
The steamer Inverness got aground on
tbe bar off Seventeenth street at S o'clock
lag I eveningand laid there all night being
finally pulled o by the Rambo at 5
o'clock this morning, fatter being stuck
just 12 hours.
Mrs R. C. Lloyd has returned from a
three weeks' visit to Rockford, where Mr.
Lloyd is engaged ia the work ot con
struction of the new Congregational
church there, for which Edwards &
Walsh baye the contract.
The corner stone of the new Grace
Lutheran church, corner of Seventh ave
nue and Forty-fourth street, is being laid
this afternoon, the services being con
ducted by the pastor-elect. Rev. George
Sbuey. An address will be delivered by
Rev. W. 8. Marquis.
The Moline council held a special meet
ing last evening, but nothing was done
with the triscity street railway bond
ordinance. The council decided to ad
vertise for bids for furnishing the city
with a new inlet pipe for its waterworks'.
The pipe is 3,000 feet ia length and 18
inches in diameter.
Rtv M. A. Head, of Rock Island, was
a caller in this city yesterday. Rev
Head is a busy man, full of push and
energy. A movement is being inaug
urated, through Mr. Head's untiring ef
forts, to establish a Chautauqua at Van
druff 's island, in the Rock river near Mi
lan, and overlooked by tbe lofty heights
ot Blapk Hawk's watch tower. The idea
has met with favor, interest has steadily
grown and liberal propositions have al
ready been made, and the enterprise will
succeed. Peoria Transcript.
Little Florence Beckwith, the 4 -year-old
daughter of the proprietor of th
Crown restaurant, of Davlnport, and
formerly of the Crown restaurant in this
city, had a narrow escape from death
yesterday. At 5 p. m. she was playing
on Third street between Brady and Perry
and got in the way of a buggy in which
were a couple of ladies. One and possi
bly two of the wheels passed over the
r.hiU. who was carried crying into Dr.
Baker's office. Examination showed sev
eral bruises and abrasions but no broken
bones, and barring inflammation, tbe
child will suffer no serious consequences
from its mishap.
A foot race for S250 a side was run be
tween Robinson, of MoliDe, and Markley,
of Kebrtfcka, at the driving park on Sat
urday. Both men showed up in fine
form, Robinson being the favorite. The
distance run was 75 yards. Robinson
got tbe better start and led Markey all tbe
way, beating him about 6 feet. There
was no official timer, but several outside
watches caught the time at 7 seconds.
It is the general opinion here mat Mark
ley did not run his best, and that Robin
son could have gone a little faster had it
been necessary. Immediately after this
race Welton, of Cambridge, made a race
with Ribinson for $250 a side to be run
in Cambridge tomsrrow (Friday.) It is
the opinion of a good many that the race
here was simply a prelude to the race to
morrow at Cambridge, and was run here
to get Geneseo people interested in the
race on Friday, and if possible to get
them to Dut up their cash on the race be
tween Welton and Robinson. Geneseo
THE BAR 11EASQXS.
Gathering of Legal Lights at
DISCUSSION or CURRENT TOPICS.
31 ay J or bs Theirs.
At the pleasant country home of Super
visor 8. W. Heath in Bowling township
last evening occurred the marriage of
Charles S. Dibbern, of Milan, and Miss
Jessie V. Heath, daughter of the host and
hobtess. Rev. W. T. Kerr, of Milan,
.officiated. There were large number of
friends present and manv were the pleas
ant remembrances and congratulatory
greetings from appreciative friends. The
groom is one of Milan's most energetic
and popular business men and the bride
one of Rock Island county's fairest
daughters. The Argus joins in the mul
titude of good wishes which attend them
in their new relations.
fjolnmltiaa Celebration lia'art.
Lieut. Thompson, of Rock Island arse
nal, has made an excellent sucgestion,
wi'b regard to the Twin city Columbian
celebration next Fourth of July, that
there be a military feature by way of a
A. C. Dart suggests the reproduction cf
old Fort Armstrong as a feature.
The log palace idea presented by Rey.
W. S. Marquis is an excellent one and is
meeting with popular favor.
There cannot be too many attractions if
properly arranged for and managed.
B. Birkenfeld offers tor sale his entire
stock of books, stationery, confectionery
and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete. Also his property for sale or
rent for any number of years to suit
Buy the mocha glove at Bennett's.
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years tie Standard.
Some Kvfleetlona on the Australian Bal
lot System JoUn Randolph' Iemn
ciation of It and How tins Failed to
Have Any fleet A Criticism ot Antl
Trast Laws, with Comment on the
Matter of Free Contract The Jury
System In Civil Cases.
Boston-, Aug. Sr. The American Ear
association held their fourteenth annual
meeting the first in Xew England in
Horticultural hall yesteriny. Nearly 2'D
members were present, the meeting being
presided over by President Baldwin. Hoi).
John Lowell in a neat ami appropriate
speech welcome! the visitors, to which
President Baldwin responded. After the
president's annual address which lasted
an hour and a half 10.) members were
admitted and a recess taken. A number
of interesting papers on current questions
were read during the second session. Pres
ident Baldwin in his annual address re
viewed at some length the details of the
judiciary act passed by the last congress,
and paid a tribute to President Harrison
in regard to the fairness aud excellence
of his appointments in tilling the new cir
cuit, court judgeships.
The Secret Ballot System.
Referring to the adoption in this coun
try of the Australian ballot system, lie
Slid: "Our president reported last year
that fourteen of our stat9 and territories
had adopted the Australian ballot. The
number has since grown to twenty-nine
by the accession of Arkansas, California,
Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Nebraska,
Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota,
Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota,
Vermont, and West Virginia. Johu Ran
dolph of Roanoke once said at a London
dinner table that the adoption of the bal
lot would make any nation a nation of
scoundrels if it did not find them so.' The
power to vote one way and talk another
would make men hypocrites.
Kaudolpti's Protest Unavailing.
fcIt is a singular instance of rapid revo
lution in political ideas that within sixty
years from the time of this remark Eng
land has adopted the ballot in a form of
the utnioht secreey; that the ftnglisli form
has been followed in a majority of our
states: and that the last to retain the
viva voce vote, Kentucky, having already
abandoned it in her larcest city, has now,
by her constitutional convention, pro
nounced against it altogether in popular
elections, and proposes to make the Aus
tralian system part of her fundamental
Criticism of Antl-Trnt Laws.
Frederick X. .Tudson, of St. Louis, read
a paper on ' Individual Lilerty of Con
tract Under the Police Tower. Ot" trusts
he had thiu r uy: 'The so-caled anti
trust laws enacted by a number of the
states in the past few years constitute an
other instance of the exercise of police
power abridging the liberty of private
contract. In so far as these statutes and
it would be impracticable witnin-the lim
its of this paper to analyze them in detail
prohibit combinations for the general
suppression of competition in an industry,
they enforce the rule of public policy
which the courts have already announced
in numerous cases irrespective of the
Their Objectionable Feature.
"Bat where these statutes go beyond
this, and prohibit anti-competitive con
tracts of any kind, contracts in partial re
straint of trt,de, under the modern rule re
garding such contracts, an interesting
question would be presented as to the con
clusiveness of the legislative determina
tion of the necessity for such enactment in
protecting the people against injurious
monopolies. The right of free association,
it will be conceded, is elemental in an in
dustrial community, alike for Jabor and
capitalists. The importance of this class
of legislation, however, is lessened by the
facility of combination afforded by tte
corporation laws of the different state,
and it seems probable that the lorm of or
ganization, at which it was primarily
aimed, will soon appear."
RIGHT OF PRIVATE CONTRACT
Depends with Some Upon Who Are the
I'arties leay in the Curtit.
Mr. Judou closed his address by refer
ring to prospective legislation which
might be had on private contracts. He
said: "It is apparent to even a superficial
observer that legislation of this general
character, in the abridgment of the right
of private contract, must tend greatly to
increase in the near future. Notwith
standing the enormous advance in the
condition of the working classes in Ec -land
during the last half century effected
through voluntary association in the ex
ercise of individual freedom of contract,
the denial of free coulract seem with
many agitators to be the great panacea
for ocial ills, and oftentimes the first
manifestation of the strength of a volun
tary labor association is in denying the
rightof free contract on the part of others."
A Subject of Importance.
Alfred Russell, of Dartmouth, spoke on
the "Avoidable Causes of Delay and Un
certainty in Our Courts." Of the jury
system he had this to say: 'Let us pass
to what may be deemed the second princi
pal cause, and, perhaps, indeed, the chief
cause of of delay and uncertainty in our
court s the jury system in civil cases. In
its existing practical operation it would
seem as if the jury system in civil cases
were purposely contrived to produce de
lay and uncertainty, particularly in con
nection with the division of the sessions
of courts into terms.
Has Outgrown It Usefulness.
"I am among those who believe that this
system has outgrown its usefulness. We
have no crown, no aristocracy, no estab
lished church, no servile judiciary, do
press censorship, no limit to the discus
sion of the bets of our rulers, no restric
tion of public meetings for reform, no hin
derance to universal suffrage or universal
education; and it is time that we should
have no jury in civil cases. This institu
tion grew up alongside of those other in
stitutions, which we have repudiated.
The English Bar Agaiiut It.
"I nuderstand, indeed, that the English
bar is now quite generally against the
continuance of the institution in England.
With the disappearance of the jury in
civil cases, nine-tenth of the will cases,
and the accident cases, and the like,
would also disappear from our court cal
endars. Some sources of professional in
come would be dried np, it is true. But
we must remember that the profession
was. made for the public, and not tbe pub
lic for the profession.
The Probable Troth In the Case.
"The truth is, I am very much afraid,
that some lawyers are tn favor of retain
ing the jory for 'the very reason that tljey
know its abolition would inevitably
shorten aud diminish litigation aud make
its result more certain, and consequently
also lessen legal business."
A paper on ilie "I'il Slalns of t1i
Indians" wad read by W. B. Hornblower,
of Now York.
A GOOD GANG TO EXTERMINATE.
Italian Desperadoes Threatening Their
Countrymen at Brooklyn.
New Yoke, Aug. 27. Members of the
Mafia, or a band of equally desperate men,
are terrorizing the Italian colony iu south
Brooklyn by douiaudiu blackmail or
blood. Only the wealthiest of the colony
are selected as victims an 1 the threats
which accompany the demands arexuvorthy
of the most coldblooded brigand. The
members of this secret band not only say
that the victim's lifd shall pay the penalty
if he does not turn over his weaitli, but
they also add that his wife aud children
or others dear to him will follow him to
An Opening for Detertlve Work.
Acting Chief of Police McKellar will be
called upon to clear the city of the black
mailers, and he will also be asked to af
ford protection to Robert Castellano of 17
President street, whose life, with those of
the members of his family, was declared
forfeited if lie failed to pay T)0. He con
sulted counsel Tuesday, anil the matter
was laid before the police yetcrday. Cas
tellano received en Monday a Wood-curdling
letter which had beta postmarked at
the general postollioe in Brooklyn on Aug.
23. It bore ueither date nor signature.
FATALLY STUNG BY A BEE.
The Victim Is Dead Fifteen Minutes After
Williamspokt, Pa., Aug. 27. Will
iam H. Danley, a young man who carries
the mail between Williamsport and North
Branch railway station and the village of
Tivoli, met with a singular and sudden
death Tuesday. Daniel was at his work
as usual when an ordinary honey bee
buzzed around his head. When he at
tempted to wrd it o5 the bee alighted
on one of his ringers and stung him. Dan
ley complained of excruciating pain, and
his hand at ouce swelled rapidly, and in
a few minutes his whole system was af
fected. How the Doctors Kxplain It.
Ten minutes after being stung he fell
into a comatose condition, and before aid
could be summoned he was dead, only fif
teen minutes having elapsctl "from the
time he was stung. ITie physicians who
were called were mystified, but expressed
the belief tin the bee's stinger had en
tered a nerve or blood vessel, and that the
poison was quickly carried to the vital or
gans, causing almost instant paralysis.
Uuiey was a sirong ru.au ol vigorous um
stitutiou. In t..e liae Ball Held.
Chicago, Aug. 27. Follow iug are the
score made oy League base ball clubs
yesterday: At Cincinnati Cincinnati, 1;
New York, 6. At Pittsburg Pittsburg,
6; Boston, 1. At Chicago Chicago, 9,
Brooklyn. 8. At Cleveland Cleveland, 4;
Pniladeiphia. 4 eleven innings, called.
Association: At Boston Boston, 12;
Milwaukee. 7. At Washicgion--Wash
ington, 2: St. Louis, ' 3 called, darknes.-.
At Baltimore Baltimore, C; Columbus,
5. Athletic-Louisville game prevented by
Illinois-Iawa: At Rockford Rockford,
6. Cedar'Rapids, 1. At Ottawa Ottava,
4; Joliet, L (Second game) Ottawa, 4;
What Will They Be There For?
Chicago, Aug. 27. Many of the states
have appropriated money for the erection
of buildings on the World's fair grounds,
and the question is asked What will
they do with them? It is a pertinent
question, as , must be understood that
all exhibits from everywhere will have to
go in their proper places in the exposition
and the managers have no intention of
running a lot of state fairs. Some of the
buildings planned are large and hand
some structures aud what will lie put in
them is a question that will give the state
boards something to think about.
Klectetl the Conservative.
London, Aug 27. Mr. John Peun (Con
servative) was elected yesterday at Lewis-ham
to the seat in parliament vacated
by Viscount I-ewi-ham. Mr. Penn had
4..W votes and Mr. Warmingtou (Liberal)
2,!'.2 votes. In ls Viscount Lewisham
had 3.S!f. votes and Mr. Offor, the Liberal
candidate, 1 6"S. This is an apparent net
gain of 45S for the Liberals, but there were
so many Conservatives off pleasuring that
the Liberals had some hope of electing
their candidate. Home rule waa the
CoHirratcIated on Her Americanism.
Cape May Point, N. J., Aug. 27. The
wife of the president has received a sot f
engrossed resolutions frcm tlie Order of
the Patriotic Sons of America at Bellc
vue. Ky., extending their thanks to her
for her determined efforts in having noth
ing but goods of domestic manufacture
brought iuto the White House, and con
gratulating her on her American ideas.
Mrs. Harrison has ackuowledgel the re
ceipt of the resolutions.
Kace Records at Chicago.
Chicago, Aug. 27. The winning horses
at Garfield park yesterday were: Borealis,
1 furlongs, l:40Ji; Cassella, 1 mile 70
yards, 1:53.W: Prince Fortunatus, 1 mile,
1:45; Whitney, 7 furlongs, 1:38; Co
rinne, 5- furlongs, 1:12.
At Hawthorne: Horace Ltland, 1 mile.
1:51; May Blossom, mile. 1:1U; Strath
maid, mile, 1:05: Fred Taral. i mile,
1-18.; Hercules and Winslow, ltj miles
over four hurdles, dead heat, 2:13,'.
Took a Millie Ball from His Knee.
Clevelasd, Aug. 27. Adam Schulu,
of Millersburg, O., who was a member of
Company A, Forty-third Illinois regi
ment, in the late war, was wounded ia the
knee April 0. 18i2, in the battle of Shiloh.
rendering the knee stiff, and at times am
putation was thought necessary. Sunday
Dr. Wise er-uiiined the knee and found
aud extracted a large minie ball from un
der the knee-cap. It had beeu there over
Iliccoughlng for Three Weeks.
Nevada, Mo., Aug. 27. Miss Etta May
Cox, living in Richland township, began
hiccoughing Aug. C, aud the paroxysims
have continued for fourteen hours a day
ever since at an average of thirty-five
times a minute. The doctors do not ap
pear to be able to aton tbe hiccough.
SPECIALLY GOOD THINGS.
We are re ceiving now fall
1 -DOUBLE FOLD o.
J- WOOL STRIPES-iOC
2-44 INCH p-r
goods is beu-n.W':
wuuuer How r,
3 -ALL WOOL 36 INCH a o
All tho flhnvn
ally good values and just the ! Th,?lhoit;':v?rtr
thine for school dressy ! ?ery ear'- You r, -" J'
thing for school dresses
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' SECOND AVE.
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