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THE ABGUB, TUESDAY; SEPTEMliii.lt 1, 1891.
The London. . "
Casta is the go at Mtj's.
Michigan peaches at Maj's.
Parker'a laundry, telephone 1214.
Band concert in Spencer square
' Bchool suits by the thounaDd at
Driving gloves and street gloves
Now is the time to buy your fur capes
. ueorge bpraker, of fre-emption, was
in the city today.
May is still selling groceries at "prices
pulled to pieces."
Did you see those paterns of wall pa
per at Sutcliffo's." j I
Special prices this week on boys' cloth
ing at the London.
The only place to get first-class work is
at Parker's, on Third avenue.
P. J. Austin, of LaCrosse, Wia.,: is
visiting with friends in the city.
Choice yellow freestone peaches, pears
grapes and bananas at Long's.
C. C. Taylor returned from his busi
ness trip to Chicago this morning.
Mrs. C. E. Adams lfl this morning on
a short viH frieads ia Ckiaage.
Bave you seen ' the immense liae of
boys' suits the Loudon has received?
A new lot of seersucker Mothers' Friend
waists at 50c at Simon & Moeenieider's.
J. A. Sesrle, one of Zuma's prosperous
farmers, was in the city yesterday on bus
iness.. New goods, stacks of them, at the low
est prices ever known, at Simon & Mosen
George E. Drayton, of Chicago, is here
spending hia vacation with his relatives
Mrs. George Gallup and daughter Lot
tie, of Sparland, 111., are here on a visit
at Mrs. John Larkin's.
The last mstch of Sarakichi the great
Japanese wrestler, known as "the Jap,"
was with Farmer Burns in Philadelphia.
Miss O'Briea, wb has been visiting
wihi ncr menu, him Era ivarmsvte. re
turned to her home in Geeeseo this morn
The Mollne Congregational church has
extended a call to Rev. J. A. Biddle. of
Wilton, Conn., to the pastorate of the
Gierke Svaigc, of the Tivoli, this
morning asstitaeJ charge of the Metro
politan hotel in Davenport, which he re
J. A. Boyer, Mrs. Ficken and Miss Du-
gan returned last evening from a pleas
ant trip to Eureka Springs, Ark., and St.
New goods piled up to the ceiling, bat
marked so cheap that they will melt
like weil come and see, and you'll agree
with Simon & Mosenfelder.
PecahonUs Council No. 5, auxiliary to
Improved Order of Red Men. will give a
social and ghost dance Friday evening at
the old Davenport homestead.
The Misses Millie Cohn and Julia
Sauerman left this morning on a visit te
friends in Chisago. Miss Cohn will also
visit South Bend, Ind., before returning.
Don't let some "scrub" hand lausdry
do your work, but ring up 'phone 1214
and hae Parker's call for it and get a
good job. Tbey always deliver promptly.
The Argus has been furnished with a
sketch by G. A. Kerns of the proposed
Sunset Park on the riveT front, which in
design is very retty and very attractive .
Will Battles left for Teoria today to
take a position ia the retail drug house
of Snider & Bahnsen, the latter gentle
man bcicg a brother of our own Frank
The Misses Fannie and Florence Cham
bers, who have been spending their vaca
tion with Cipt. Wheeler's family, at
Milan, left for their home in Detroit this
Arrangements are praetically completed
for Moline's big tri-city Labor day dem
onstration next Monday. Every labor
organization, including the Tri-City
Clerks' assembly, will participate.
Carter's famous "Fast Mail" will be
presented .t the B'ir'i" opera house, Dav
enport, tonight. The production is one
of the most admired and realistic specta
cular dramas on the road and is witnessed
by crowded houses wherever it appears.
Louis Williams was fined $5 and costs
by Magistrate Wivill yesterday for
assaulting Edmund von DeVere, and $3
and costs for using indecent language to
Amelia Modde. It all grows out of a
family disturbance. . .
Miss Baldwin, of Des Moinee, has or
ganizsd a kindergarten and art school
the exact location of which will be given
later. As she is a lady of ability and has
already made a great success in these
branches of work, we are certain of her
Overseer of the Poor Engel distributed
luring the months of July and Augast:
For subs8Taoce, $869; for clothing, f24;
for fuel, 21; total 414. For transpor
tation of paupers, $8 35.
George Sutcliffe, the enterprising paper
dealer, is doing a larger business this year
than any year previous to this. He his
more men at work and does more sign
painting and decoratirg than any other
dealer in the three cities. He has the
Urgest stock of paper and is selling it at
10 to 30 per cent lower than anyone else,
(toll and examine his stock before par
chasing elsewhere. j
Secretary Searle of the Rock Island
Citizens' Improvement association has
engaged L. V. Eekhart to collect the ei
anal duesof the association, Mr. Eekhart
haying succeeded so well a year ago, and
h3 8aysall members are meeting their
obligations cheerfully. There could be
n 9 better evidence of confidence in the
association than this, or of the jreod feel
irg that is everywhere prevailing in the
Col. Clendenia has an order from Gen.
Rjece relative to the rifle practice en
campment t b; opened at Caaip LiLccla
fraea Sept. 3 V 12, for the me users of the
Sie Rifle team. The Sixth regiment
is awarded fl of the 14 members
of the team, a splendid representation
ce asiriering that there are five other regi
ments. In addition to the team mem
bers, three other expert marksmen from
the Sixth are ordered to report fcr duty
fr.m Sept. 7 to Sept. 12.
The Moliae city council held another
special session last evening, adopted the
tri-city street railway bond ordinance,
after mutaal concessions on the part of
city and the street railway company.
The name of the company, Davcnpcrt
fc Roek Island railway company, can
not be changed and it was thoroughly ex
plained to the council by Manager Lou
dei back, but that official agreed to put
the word Moline on the body of the cars
rut ntng into that city without disturbing
t'ae name cf itfee ompBy, that over a
part f it ia such a manner as to form a
nest monogram. The signs on the tope
of the ear will not be removed , but re
ma n as now.
It is reported that Dr. R. F. WeMner.
the learned theologian of Auanstana Cel
lee, who is now away on bis vacation.
will not reiurn to A'?nana ColVee. to
be a resident member of the faculty, he
having accepted the pastorate of St. Paul's
(Erglish) Lutheran church in Humboldt
Pars. Chicago. This is one of the largest
churches on the west side. Ha will also
beCMaae a member of the faculty tf the
aew Lutheran Theological Seminary ia
Chicago as arafesser of the Hebrew laa
gaae, aad will devote one or two days
each week to the seminary here in the
same capacity, eo it will be seen that he
will not be lost entirely to the latter "a
stituion, though be and his good wife
are to become residents of Chicago.
Tje annual prospectus of Augustana
Bus ness College and School of Phoao
graf hy has been issued by Principal J.
E. C-ustas. On the cover appears a hand
oai!! steel engraving of the building. The
faculty consists of J. Edwin Gustus, prin
cipal, bockkeeping. business practice;
business law and penmanship; P. G.
Sjoblom. phonography ana typewriting;
P. C Freytsg, initiatory bookkeeping,
business arithmetic, rapid reckoning and
civil government; Carl A. Wendell, Bugs
lisn grammar, orthography, composition
and business letter writing; Jos. B. Oak
leaf, lecturer on the laws and customs of
business; C. A. Rosander, teacher of
gymnastics and military tactics. The
pamphlet contains a great deal of useful
information prepared in the most attrac
tive aDd : intelligent manner. The fall
term opens next Tuesday.
Will There fee aXrwI'ape?
A conferenee was held at the Harper
laat night at which leading and represent
ative politicians of the republican party
were present to consider means for et
tabliiihing a new party organ in Rock
Island. It ia understood that A. J.
Bicll an, late of Minneapolis, has again
been interested fh the undertaking, and
that there ia a determination cither to buy
the I nion or start an entirely new paper
here to preach the doctrine of the lost
faith aud fading hope. Which line of
policy will euceeed it is impossible to de
termi ae now, but the party is anxious to
have an organ with new tunes and more
animated airs at all hazards.
It seems rather an injustice to Mr.
Johni.on that the very republicans whom
he permitted to conduct his campaign last
fall under ncticiou names, are now seek
ing in this manner to either freeze him
oat or undermine him.
HARD WASHLS LOT.
Cupid and Customs Conspire
THE EOMAFCE OF A PIAMOND RING.
A Kovel Case for a Treasury Official to
Decide Congreaaraan Simpson IHa
eouraea Cpan His Kecent Campaign la
North Carolina The Third Party and
lta Prospects Weather Indicated by
Locomotive Whistles Connecticut Col
ored Troops Complimented National
Financial Notes. !
Washington-, Sept. 1. Assistant Secre
tary Crounse was called upon to mnke a
peoti'inr decision yesterday, but he
handled the knotty problem with the
wisdom of a Solomon. Some time ago a
k weauny iew xorker, wuose name Mr.
Crounse declines to niase public, fell a
victim to Cupid's darts. The object of
his love was a young lady who lived in
England. When these lovers became
engaged the American presented hia bride
with a handsome diamond ring. At that
ime the young lady was this eoantry.
Shortly after the engagement the femi
nine part of the contract saiJed for Eng
land, leaving her disconsolate lover on
The Returned nine Steed for Itnty.
lie lived upon hope until he received a
loiu-r irom ins alnauccd, telling him that
bhe could niverbe his, and seating that
she had forwarded the e jjrtunent ring in
a separate! package. A few davs lar.-r tli
heartbroken man received a note from the
custom house officials nt New York stat
ins that tilA rlncrhnil hum Viol t.--
as an import, and it wouki east him t-'i) to
(...i-v-, evwenee 01 a oroKen plight.
The rnected nnn rlujvi mtv-o.1 C w a
then went to the eustem house and gave
me money nnaer protest. He wrote to
Secretary Foster, who turned the matter
over to Assistant Secretary Crounse.
l!ii l"ro;wd In Tulne.
Mr. Crounse weighed the aiatter care
fully, and yesterday he made his decision
that the ring was not dutiable, and di
recting the customs nflflril at Vw Trir
to refund the man his $50. In arriving at
this decision Mr. Crounse said. If it can
be clearly proved that the ring has in
creased U value since it left this country,
then i becomes durtable; but.o-ng",to the
peculiar and bliihting circumstances
which surround this case, I am ice-lined to
the belief that its value was trecreased
rather tLan increased. &ud iian vh.ml.l
THE ALLIANCE IN THE SOUTH.
Jerry Simpson Thinks, It Has the Call in
Wasiiixgtox, Sept. 1 Congressman
Jerry Simpson, of Kansas, is in the eitv
for a few days preparatory to entering the
campaign in Ohio. He will make his first
erft..Mi of T..iTiroct0i nn ft.. II..
tt;!I rSn lie one of the speakers in Chic.ik.-o
on Labor Day. Mr. Simpson said yester
day: '-I have just, returned from Xorth
Carolina, where I went at the invitation
of our national president, L. L. Polk, to
attend four mass meetings of the Alli
ance in that stale. The meetings-weTe
well attended, by Affiaaee men from all
over the state, there being as many na
5,000 people at our meetings at Durham
Tar Heelers Opposed to Cleveland.
"The enthusiasm of the Alliance men of
Xorth Carolina is uabonnded. Every
mention of the Ocala platform and snb
treasnry bill brought out rounds of ap
plause. I was profoundly impressed with
the opposition to Mr. Cleveland in North
Carolina. Whenever anything was said
against him it was met with hearty
cheers. There is one thing certain to my
mind, Mr. Cleveland will never get the
delegation in the national coavenuna
from North Carolina." His attitude on
the silver question has ruined his chances
with the southern people.
Tired of the Old Parties,
"I was very much surprised to see the
enthusiasm of the North Carolina people
touching independent action. They all
seemed tired of the old parties, both Republican-and
Democratic, aud expressed
to me their intention to no with tlie third
party when the proper time came. .The
Alliance has pledged itself to see that the
negro as well as the white man is secured
In his political rights, and 1 have faith
enough in tbtj farmers of the south to be
lieve that they will fulfill their pledges,
and this old cry cf negro supremacy will
have no eCect." , .
Used in MiUicras of Home 40 Years the Standard.
Will AVhimle the Weather Iudioations.
Washisgtox, Sept. l.The weather
bureau is endeavoring to establish a novel
system of weather forecast. Already the
principal railroads of the country have
adapted the plan of disseminating weather
predictions by displaying signal flags on
trains, aiid the bureau hopes to extend
this system by having locomalrves give
the signals by meaus of their whistles.
Professor Harrington, the chief of the
weather bureau, has arranged a system of
whistle combinations by means of which
persons living at a distance from the rail
roads can receive the forecast.
Colored MiHtia Complimented.
Washington-, Sept. 1. Lieutenant
William Bowen of the army,, who in
apected the Connecticut National guard
during is recent encampment, has sent
to the war department a very compli
mentary report of the guard generally.
Of the colored troops. Lieutenant Bewen
Bays they were "simply perfect, and in
getting through the brush, as demon
strated on guard duty, they exhibited the
traits of Indians, and in scouting ex
hibited an acuteness that was absolutely
Expects to Redeem 25,000,000.
"Washington, Sept. L Secretary Fos
ter said last evening that from present
Indications he would have to redeem
about f25.000,00J i)4 per cent, bonds. The
amount so far presented tor extension is
J23,221,6.j0. and there are about.?3,000,000
of these bonds in the course of prepara
tion for extension.
An Increase in the Cash.
Wasiiinutos, Sept. L The treasry
monthly public debt statement will show
that the cash avaHabte for the reduction
of the pubVrebt baa increased during
the month of August about t7,5O,0w.
Mercy for an Iowa Criminal.
Cape Mat JPoist, N. J., Sept. L The
president yesterday commuted the sen
tence of George W. Hill, of Iowa, for
violating the poatai laws oae year
imprisonment to eight months acta
confinement. : ;, -
CLEVELAND'S BRBArtA FStlTCHIE.
Mrs. Lainh. Who Is Quite a Lionets When
Cleveland, Sept. I. Alady now living
in this city had an experience during the
rebellion rivaling that which has made the
name of Barbara Freitchie famous. The
story is now pabltshed for the first time.
Mrs. Johu Lamb, of 231 Bridge street, was
a resident of Baltimore during the wildest
days of the plug-uglies. When it was pro
posed to send Union soldiers through Bal
timore, and the city was in a tumult,
Ch'ef of Police Kane ordered no Union
flags to be displayed in the city. Mrs.
Lamb, whose husband was away at tbe
time, no seoner heard of the order thau
she climbed to the root and nailed a Union
flag to the chimney.
Was Heady to Defend "Old Glory."
Next morning two burly policemen
came and ordered it taken down. She re.
fused and tbey started to break in the
door, but seeing her stauding ready, ax
iu hand, to defend the flag they desisted
and lett, threatening to return before
night and capture the flag. Tbe city was
put under martial law, however, before
they had a chance to iearry out their
threat. Mrs. Lamb is a stout Yorkshire
wozian and in her prime would doubtless
have been able to defend her home aud
flag against several men.
ANARCHY IN THE ALLIANCE.
A Secret Dody That Helieves in the Rule
Kansas Citv, Sept. l.The Star says:
It transpired daring the recent ene meet
ing of the Farmers' AVliauee at Warrens-
burg, iio., tluit there was an oatfioiaAtion
within the Alliance which believed in
force as a measure to tHtain the objects
of tbe Alliance, it was the knowledge of
the existence of thrs -force eleinem'' that
defeated the sub-treasury resolutiou
which was championed especially by the
latter element. The force party had for
ty -eignt delegutes. in the convention.
Itullets in Place of liallots.
One of them speaking to a reporter
about the organization said: "If the
minority wiH not do what the majority
wins it is high time fdt the majority to
hang tbe minority. If ballots won't do the
business buliew will, and there are a lot
of ns pledged te go that far." Hrt-Presi-dent
Hall, who asset- that hi life has
been declared a forfeit in the underground
meetings of these people, was and is
keenly alive to their existence. This
secret order calls itself the "Anti-Monopolists,"
bnt very few, if any, farmers be
long to it.
It Wasn't a Sensation.
Chicago, Sept. 1. Kingston had a very
easy task in defeat kig Van liureu in the
mile and a sixteenth match race at Gar
field park yesterday. He sfmpty killed
the little biaze-fcieed colt ia the first half
mile, and then won the race at his leisure
The time was l:5(ij4. Other winuing
horses: Piccadillyx ?t' mile, 1:18;,': Maud,
1 mile. I:i7; Addie, 5, mile, Little
Rock, mile, l1,; Getaway, 1 mile,
At Hawthorne: Roseland. j mile. 1:33:
Bankrupt, 1 nnle, 1:40; Kroukuuud.
luiio, 1:"A'; Ziiii.ii.jm, mile, l:t'5 a
Evangeline, steeplechase, short course, no
Think Smith Too Pieoeian.
London, Sept, 1 An opposition is de
veloping araoag members of the house of
lords to the proposed elevation of Mr. W.
1L Smith to the peerage. There are num
erous Smiths and a number of Smythes
among the nobility of Great Britain, but
smith is not the family rmme of any peer
of the realm. Mr. Smith will also have
been the first news vender raised to the
peerage, and although he has proved a
faithful and effective leader in parlia
ment, some of the lords seem to think he
is too plebeian for his proposed elevation,
and ought to be satisfied with a baronetcy.
Impaled on a Meat Hook.
New TeiiK, Sept. L Charles Ross, a
butcher emjriofed in Shea Bros, meat
market, No. "28 Second avetrme, was on a
ladder yesterday trying to baog up a side
of beef on a hook, when he slipped and
fell off tbe ladder and was impaled on a
lower beok which pieroed his heart. Be
fore his fellow workmen could release
him be was dead. Koss leaves a widow,
to. whom he was only married a. month,
and six children by his first wife.
Has a Fellow-FeeLinjj for Mobs.
London, Spt. 1 The mayor of East
bourne, where so many Salvation Army
riots have occurred during the past fev
months, is likely to resign. It is claimed
that he has shown favor to the rioters
and has hot prosecuted them with due
severity, thus encouraging their lawless
proceedings. As a onseiuence there is a
strong demand for his retirement.
Keaigan for Commerce Commissioner.
Djsnvek, Col., Sept. 1 Ex-United
States Senator Reagan, of Texas, has been
recommended fer the ofSee of lut-tr-state-
commerce commissioner by tbe com
mittee appointed foc-tbe parnose by tbe
several eommeicial orgauiaamons. It is
believed that the senator will accept the
place if It is etlered to hiiu.
A Mitchell-Carbett Fight.
New Orleans, Sept. 1. Presideut Noel,
of the Olympic club, yesterday sent a tele
gram to James Corbett offering him a
purse of tll.OtX) for a fight to a finish with
L bar he Mitchell, of England. Corbett
made an immediate reply to the offer, and
a cablegram has been sent to Mitchell
with a request for an early reply.
Condition of W. L, Scott.
Erie. Pa.. Sent. 1. Ex -Con pressman
W. L. Scott passed a bad niaht and jras
perciptibly weaker yesterday. Dn. Pepper
ITS J 1 1 . . . .
uu oranues uecMieo. yesterday atternoon
mat it would tie unwise to attempt his re
moval to -NeWBOrt in LIS uresentetlfeellled
Nothing Left bat His Skeleton.
Pottsville, Pa., Sept.. 1. The skeleton
f a man was foand in the woods near
Loftv vesterdav. There
In the back of the skull which ini
that the man had been murdered. It is
thought that the body had been iu the
woods for over a year.
Was the Work or Train Wreckers.
BTATKSVILLE, X. C. Sept. L The iurv in
the Bast on bridge disaster case brought
la a verdict yesterday attributing the
wreck to a loose rail, from which the
pikes had been removed by unknown
Death of Bapgai Editor.
BoSTOS, Sept. LRfev. Dr. J. W. Olin-
atead, editor emeritoa of The Watchman.
the Baptist ofenptmlaatfonal paper,, died
from heart taiAre at Manchester-by-the
9ea yeeseraavy morning . , ,
Fall Goods Mrag!
Nos.2,4,5, all silk gros grain
Nos. 7, 9, 12, all silk gros grain
The assortment won't last long
at the above prices.
15 pieces 1 in,
bleached crash k
Better ones at n-
and an extra l--a-'- ' a ?
best you ever V;
You will save morv b- w
Rock Island. Illinois.
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carpe
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
124, 123 and 128
-YOU WILL DO WELL
To examine the largest and most eomplet
Oxfords, Tennis and Bi
goods in this section at the
Second and Harrison St , Dave:?
Optn from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. ; Saturday? 10 p! m.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder
Office and Fhop Corner Seventeenth St. T) , J. Tt'rJ
in J Seventh A vtnue. I Iv.Ot.it l''!
11 ktndt of carpenter wort a sreriaitT. Plant al ftlav.es !c r :'. i. '
rarmeoea ob application.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Comer Twenty-third street and Fourth arenne. .... r t "K b'-i
WILLIAM HAWTHORNE, Proprietor.
Thia kH..k.. tH..l. -a- . . . . , . .
" ju wrn rcuiitra iDmngnoni ana 1 now id a ri. i r" - ''-
$1.9 p9T ay hu?e miU a deirttbie fjxily no -..
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