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THE AKGL; MONDAY. SfcPTEMliEU 14 1891.
CITY CHAT. !
Fresh bargains at McC.be Bros.
Clearicg sale at the Adams Wall Pa
Patrick Buckley, of Josiio, was in tbe
The dust gyrated around tbe corners
la clouds todsy.
J. E. Emmet at Harper's theatre to.
20c paper at 12Js at our clearing sale.
Adams Wall Paper Co.
C. H. Benton, of Omaha, is visiting
'vilh Rock Itland friends.
"Ole Olson" is holding forth at Har
lin's in Chicago this week.
A lot of twilled dress goods to close at
2J c a yard at McCabe Bros.
"Every roll must go before we stop,"
says the Adams Wall Paper Co.
Miss Mary Oowling left this morning
on a short visit to friends in Chicago.
Eight cent paper for five cents at our
clearing sale. Adams Wall Paper Com
Just received at May's, 200 dozen cans
11 yellow peaches, new pack, at 12 cents
Parisian novelties in cock feather boas'
collars and trimmings, iust being opened
at McCabe Bros.
Miss Harriet Johnson leaves this evens
ing to resume her duties at the state uni
Tersity at Champaign.
C. C. Marquis, of the Bloomington
Pantograph, and family are visiting at the
. residence of Rev. W. S. Marquis.
We hare your confidence, and pro-V-
pose to keep it by selling at prices as we
advertise. Adams Wall Paper Co.
The Women's Improvement Guild of
Trinity church will meet at the rectory at
S o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
M. W Sexton left yesterday for Cbi
cago where he will look after the inter
ests of Edwards & Walsh, who have pav
ing contracts there.
Moses Levy, of Seattle, Wash., who is
vu mo " j iiuiu iu fjiaro tu .cw ion
city, spent Sunday with his brother,
. Joseph Levy, of this city.
The alteration sale prices are to be
continued for a few days longer at Mc
Cabe Bros., as an offset to any slight in
convenience to customers.
The fuDeral of tbe late Clive Whiffen
will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2
o'clock . The Odd Pellows. of which he
was a member, will attend in a body.
Rush Field, formerly landlord of the
Ruck Island house, and afterward of tbe
Brevoort house, Chicago, has reentered
tbe hotel business in tbe latter city.
There is to be a great attraction at the
Burtis opera bouse, Davenport, next Fri
day evening in tbe presentation of the
famous melodrama "Master and Man."
The Moline Browns, who were to play
- the Rock Inland nine on the Hopfields
yesterday afternoon, failed to materialize,
and consequently there was no game.
- J. K Emmett has cburch chimes (im
- ported), a powerful cburch pipe organ,
a quartette of the best voices, Irish jaunt
ing car and donkey and four children.
People who have seen J. K. Emmett,
Jr., say his singing is equal to bis fath
er's, and has a much' stronger company
and better support than his father ever
John P. Looney left last eight for
Kansas City to meet the remains of bis
Bister who died at San Antonio, Tex., on
Friday. Tbe interment will be made in
J. K, Emmett will open the season at
Harper's theatre Tuesday the 15:h, and
we would advise all to reserve seats in
advance to get rid of the crowd at tbe
- ticket effije.
The first m tsquerade of the season,
- given by the Rock Island Athletic club
at Armory hall on Saturday evening, was
largely attended and wes a success in
Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock
"special sale," best black and green
mixed tea worth 60 cents a pound, at 26
cents. Remember this is for Wednes
Judge Smith reconvened the circuit
court this afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the
remainder of tbe day was spent in bear
ing excuses of jurors, after which court
uj iuiucu uuui lumurrow morning at V
A. C. Dart and son Will, leave tonight
for the Dart-Sears farm at Hillock,
Minn. A4 C. will apply himself strictly to
business, while Will intends to devote
himself entirely to the slaughter of
prairie chickens which are reported to be
very numerous up there.
Another new time card went into effect
yesterday on the C, R. I. & P. No ma
terial changes have occurred except in the
time of No. 3 going west, which will
hereafter arrive at 4:35 a. m. instead of
Used ia Millions of Homes
4:25 a. m , and No 5 going west which
will arrive at 2:56 a. m. instead of 1:36 a.
m. as formerly. The train arriving from
the west at 5:09 a. m. will arrive here
aft ;r at 4:43.
Will B. S wander, of Des Moines, is
calling on old friends in Rock Island to
day. Mr. Swander was a former at
tache of Thb Abous, and is now past
greit sachem of tbe order ot Red Men of
Io a, and institutes a new tribe in Dav
Y.n. Mary Cable, Mrs O. A. Castle
man and Miss Postlewait arrived in the
Catle private car from St. Louis this
morning. Congressman Cble and fam
ily hre expected from the east tonight,
having tarried in New York and Washing
ton on their return from Europe.
- In five out of the 13 towns played, Mr.
Emmet's receipts excelled those of his
father's and be is packing the bouses
everywhere. The company and produc
tion is the most expensive comedy pro
duction on the road. He carries comp'ete
seensry for four acts.
Tl.e funeral of tbe late Mrs. Mary
Catherine Strecker was held from the Ger
man Lutheran church yesterday afternoon
at 2 o'clock, Rev. C. A. Mennicke offi
ciating, and was attended by a large num
ber cf sorrowing friends. Tbe interment
was made in tbe German Lutheran ceme
tery. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
has started out tbe present month with a
remarkable increase in earnings. For the
first week in September, which had only
six working days, the gross earnings were
$680 746. compared with $591,366 in the
corresponding week of 1890, an increase
of $83,300. j
Jot a S. P.ince, the long distance bicy
clist who rode against the horse at the
fair Friday afternoon, need not expect
entertainment here again. He fooled
both Moline and Rock Island into be
Kevin; that he was going to give a grand
bicycle tournament for a tri-city cham
pionship, first at one place and then at
the other, and then he dropped tbem
both for Davenport. Davenport in turn
was dropped for Omaha. Davenport
Mr. Emmet will sing in his play,
Fritz in Ireland, tbe following songs
which have become world famous: "The
Lullaty," "The Cuckoo," "The Sham
rock," and "What Is Love?' Four in
fant bolsters will assist in the various
songs, and the Swiss zither quartette
render selections in their native cos
tume. Tbe tight wire 'performance of Prof.
Brasm ir at the tower yesterday afternoon
wasn't a bowling success. The pro
fessor ventured out on tbe wire a few
feet, and finding tbe wire pretty shaky,
he dropped bis balancing pole and
"cooned" back, and after looking over
tbe situation for some time be concluded
not to tackle it again, and the large
audience who were present went home
Everybody in the tri cities will be glad
to see tbe evidence of prosperity on
the tart of the street railway
syndicate. The gross receipts for July
as heretofore reported, were $15,000.
Of the August showing the Chicago
Evening Post says: "Tbe gross earnings
of the consolidated street railway system
of Davenport, Rock Island and Moline
for the month of August was $16 353 07.
Tbe September earnings, according to
present outlook, will exceed either of the
preceding months. There could be no
better a ivertisement for the locality than
the financial success of the syndicate
which I as expended so much money in
the three cities.
I. O. O. 7-, Attention!
All members of Rock Island Lodge, No
18, 1. O.O. F. are hereby notified to
meet at Odd Fellows hall at 1 p. m.
sharp, Tuesday, Sept. 15, with uniforms,
to attend tbe funeral of our deceased
brother. Clive Whiffen. Members of
Ucal Lodge, No. 608, and Hecker Lodge,
JNo. 116, and all visiting brothers are in
vited to participate. . By order of,
Curtis B. Kjsox, N. G.,
Maeicn E Sweeney, Rec. Sec'y.
B. Birienfeld 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
BHAIKI 8 OF ALL KINDS AED CBEEuS;
Ara to be f raud In every locality visited by cbil c
and fever. Tbe very animals exhibit in each
plague fettered regions ayaptoms of the dire
Infection. If experience baa proved, in the do
main of mt diciee, anything conclusively. It is
that Hostetter's stomach Bitters will not only
eradicate from the syttem every vestige of tbe
miasma-bo -n complant, ont eff-ctnally defend
residents aid temporary sojourners ia malaria
scourged localities against it. There Is a general
consul of o jinion among medical men, no less
than in tbe minds of the public, on this point
Not only on this continent, but in tbe tropica
where malarial eompla'nts assume their most
virulent type, this lnconparable medicinal safe
guard ia un versally need and esteemed. Dys
pepsia billiousness. constipation, debility and
kidney trouDla are all thorough U remediable bs
40 Years the Standard.
ISN'T ANN Q'DELIA.
That Chicago Mystery Contin
ues a Dark Puzzle.
A " TROPICAL LIAR" 0B A VICTIM.
Testimony Against the Deftar Theory
Ber Own Startling Proposal She Leads
a Religious Meeting and Thrills Her
Bearers with Eloquence Chicago Po
lice OfflctnU Give L'p the Problem and
Leave the Queen City People to Wrestle
with It No Light on How She Got to
Cincinnati, Sept. 14 Vera Ava still
remains the heroine either of a cunning
romantic episode or the victim of a cruel
outrage. In her statement to tbe police
she described perfectly a portion of this
city when telling where she was at lirst
confined here, and said she would show
them the house, but for some reason this
offer has not been made use of. A other
peculiarity of the way the case is being
conducted is that no effort has been made
to find out how she got here. If she came
on a train she is sufficiently notable in
appearance to have attracted attention,
and any conductor upon whose train she
rode would recognize her again. She does
not seem the least anxious to leave here.
She is safe, she declares and that, "after
the hell through whose flaming gate
ways" she has just escaped to freedom, is
better than all else besides. She has asked
for no spiritual advice and no minister
The Police Believe She Lies.
The police department look upon her as
something entrely new In their experi
ence. While they cannot disprove a single
one of her statements they look upon her
as one ot the most talented and successful
members of the Ananias guild that ever
came this way. It aha Isn't the most trop
ical liar and ingenue actress that ever
trod tbe local sensation stage, then there
are a dozen or more people in this city and
Chicago who are away from their proper
home in the penitentiary and are at large
to tbe danger of an imperiled public. The
police will "safe-keep" her a little longer
and endeavor to fix her identity.
A Man Who Knew Diss DeBar.
While there is a strong disposition here
to regard her as Mme. Diss DeBar, sailing
under another name, Dr. Bunnell, of New
York, who knows tbe famous spook priest
ess, called on her Saturday evening and
said: "This is not Diss DeBar." Tbe wom
an's appearance tallies with that of Diss
DeBar in that the latter was fat, had
blue eyes, wore a wig, and was a voluble
talker. After that it diverges. This Ava
woman has by no nif ana a repulsive coun
tenance. DeBar's noss is described as
large and coarse, this woman's is neither.
DeBar was described as 5 feet 2 inches high;
this woman says she is S feet 4' inches
high and that she is ready to prove it by
Miss Ava Proposes a Teat.
DeBar is described as weighing 3S0
pounds. This woman looks as if she might
weigh 230 pounds. Late last evening
she scouted tbe DeBar theory, and said;
"tVitnoaaiM will nuttlA fl.nf V.i.lk...
. . ...... - ..J.. -J V. ... OWK.O L U U L. AUlkUCl
more, there is a surer, more reliable test
than human testimouy. I have never had.
children, and Dis DeBar has had several. '
An examination by competent physicians
will prove beyond possibility of doubt
that I am not a woman that has given
birth to children, therefore cannot be Diss
DeBar." A Mr. Hummel, of New York,
who said he would know Diss DeBar in
any disguise, will arrive here to-day to
see whether or not she is Diss DeBar
under another name.
, Leads in Prayer and Lectures.
Yesterday morning she was visited by a
committee of religious women from tbe
Woman's Temperance Union. She led in
prayer and aXterward thrilled them with
her eloquence, taking for her text the
condition of some mere children that oc
cupied cells in the house of detention.
When it is suggested that she might solve
tbe puzzle by telling where she had been
before going to Chicago she says that is
her affair. Her family was opposed to her
leaving the Catholic church, and she did
not desm; to go into that matter, as it
might involve her in more trouble.
Ienounces Ber, Dr. Bolton.
"I have a right to expect help from Dr.
Bolton. It was only last Sunday night
that my money was more than one-third
of all that went into bis contribution
box." Then she broke out into denuncia
tion of Dr. Bolton, accusing him of in
gratitude and unfaithfulness in not com
ing to her aid. Recovering composure,
she said: "I think I BUall lecture here
some time this week in this dress and just
as I am. in my stocking feet. I think I
can raise money iu that way to get me
back to Chicago."
DROPPED BY CHICAGO POLICE.
Her Reasons for Wearing Such a Peculiar
CHICAGO, Sept H Miss Vera Ava's
movements have ceased to be interesting
to the Chicago police. The Cincinnati
authorities, too, it appears, would not
have detained her but for the scantiness
with which she was attired when they
picked her up. It was expected that Rev.
Dr. Bolton, pastor of the Centenary
church, would make a reference at yester
day's services to the antics of Miss Ava in
his parish, but the clergyman did not deal
with tbe affair at alL It was said yester
day that the mysterious woman bought a
half dozen pair of shoes from Shoemaker
Fierce, on Madison, near Aberdeen street,
for which she forgot to pay.
Ber Choice of a Name.
She explained to one of the attendants
in the store bow she came to have such an
odd name. "I have been a nun, you
know," she said, "and I wear the name I
took in religion when I was being pro
fessed. 'Vera' is tbe Latin for truth, aud
Ave' not 'Ava, as I now sign myself
means holy. I am, then, the truly holy
one, or the true priestess." For some rea
son or another Inspector John Shea
doubts more than ever that tbe "true
priestess" is the fat and famous Ann Diss
- Inspector Byrnes' Remark.
A telegram from New York says that
Inspector Byrnes, when atked what be
thought about the lady, said: "If the de
scription telegraphed from Chicago is cor
rect, Mlas Ava is not Ann Odelia Diss De
Bar." He declined to talk further. With
the exception of Inspector Byrnes, tbe po
lice officials in this city for some reason
refuse absolutely to talk in regard to Mis
Ava. Mrs. Bolton's description of tbe
woman was submitted to them Saturday,
but after carefully reading It they de
clined to express an opinion.
WENT FOR K;Si MAN AND GOT HIM.
A Case of Kidnaping Which Presented
Some Lively Feature.
Pittsburg, Sept. 14. The capture near
Baltimore on Wednesday night of A. A.
Marshall, the Altoona agent of the jEtna
Life Insurance company who was wanted
to; embezzling, turns out to have been a)
critable case of kidnaping. Tbe capture
was effected by A. ii. Donaldson, of this
city, in whose employ Marshall had been.
Donaldson went down to Baltimore with
a constable. He found that Marshall had
gone to the Towsontown fair. Driving
toward the grounds in a closed carriage
Donaldson overtook his man on a street
car. He got Marshall into the carriage
ostensibly to go to the fair, and then had
J his driver whip up his horses for the near
est railway station.
Made a Break for Liberty.
When Marshall discovered the scheme
he pleaded for a chance. Finding Donald
son obdurate, he slipped the latch and
plunged out of the carriage door. Donald
son got a grip of his coat collar until the
driver climbed down from bis perch, took
him by tbe feet and hoisted him back into
the vehicle. At the Towsontown court
house Marshall yelled to a lawyer to save
him, but the carriage rolled away with
the fellow yelling "Murderl" at the top of
his voice. All further efforts at escape
were prevented by handcuffs and the
prisoner was taken to Altoona, without
the formality of requisition papers.
His Mother Will Help Him Out.
lie was lodged in Holidaysburg jail in
default of bail, but it is understood that
his mother, who is wealthy, will make
good the $1,300 shortage in his accounts.
There are a number of lesser claims
against him held by Altoona people. There
was some talk of the goveruor ot Mary
land interfering in his behalf, on account
of the peculiar manner of his arrest, but
it is not likely that anything will be done.
CROP PROSPECTS IN FIVE STATES.
Corn Will be all Right ir Jack Frost Only
Givea it Time.
Washington, Sept. 14. The crop re
port for the last week says that the corn
crop in Michigan will be safe in ten days
it frost does not occur sufficiently severe
to damage the crop. In Illinois corn is
a ready safe in the southern and central
portion, but tbat in the northern part
will require warm weather until Oct. 1.
Sixty per cent, of the Indiana crop will be
safe by Sept. 20; 40 per cent, must have an
absence of frost nntil Occ L In Wiscon
sin there is but one-third of a crop in the
northern portion of Wisconsin and one
half in the southern. This will, be safe,
barring frost, in ten days.
Iowa Crop Bulletin.
Des Moines, Sept. 14. The week's bul
letin of the Iowa weather crop service
sums up the corn situation as about one
third sufficiently matured to cut and
shock and substantially safe from seri
ous harm by frosts. Eight to ten warm
days willplace two-thirds beyond any dan
ger. The remaining third needs all of
September and part of October to get
through. The present outlook does not
warrant the expectation of securing more
than TO per cent, of the crop in sound
condition. The potato harvest began with
a heavy yield. Plowing and seeding of
fall grain is in progress.
, ANOTHER POISONING MYSTERY.
Tbe Jnvenai Family Pursued by a 11 or
Kansas City, Sept. 14. Mrs. J. M.
Juvenal, of Armourdale, died Saturday
morning from tbe effects of poisoning
The case is a mysterious one. A short
time ago the front portion of the Juvenal
residence was blown up by dynamite at
night. Juvenal suspected Miss Mamie
Pfaffman, to whom he was once engaged,
and caused ber arrest. Shortly after this
poison was detected in milk. Week be
fore last the family went to Excelsior
Springs and upon returning Monday all
showed symptoms of poisoning after eat
ing. Rough on Bats In the Food.
A window showed that it had been
raised and the house entered during their
absence. Mrs. Juvenal's condition was
the worst, and she had been given freely
of medicine before it was discovered that
the water used with the medicine, as well
as every article of food, was full of "Rough
on Eats." -
Looks Like Mighty Strict Construction.
Washington, Sept. 14. The treasury
department has received a letter from
Messrs. Moore & Sons, of Woodstock,
Canada, who are engaged in the lumber
business in Maine, complaining of hard
ship in being required to pay duty on the
horses used in the business every time
they are driven across tbe border into the
United States. The treasury department
has informed them that the law requires
duty to be paid on horses imported from
Canada, and the question of having paid
duty on the same horses many times be
fore does not enter into the controversy,
aud the department can afford no relief
! i n the matter.
Sanguine Alliance President Polk.
ToPEKA, Kan.. Sept. 14. President
Polk, of the National Alliance, has made
three addresses in Kansas. In an inter
view Colonel Polk stated that the Alli
ance movement was gaining thousands of
converts throughout the south daily, and
tbe great mass of farmers, planters and
laboring men bad deserted the Demo
cratic party and were standing tquarely
on the Ocala platform. "There will be a
third party and it will sweep every state
in the south in 1892. We will take care
of the negroes and see that they are al
lowed to vote."
Whereabouts of Tbat Rascal Marsh.
Chicago, Sspt. 14. Detective Frank A.
O'Brien, of Philadelphia, who has vis
ited every western city of importance In
search of Gideon W. Marsh, ex president
of the defunct Keystone National bank,
left Chicago Saturday evening for Phila
delphia. Detective O'Brien has met the
sons of Mr. Marsh, and knows exactly
where the father is. He says Mr. Marsh
is not within the jurisdiction of the United
States, and that It would take considera
ble diplomacy and no little money to pro
duce the fugitive in Philadelphia.
Trade Resumed at Valparaiso.
New York, Sept. 14 Tbe Herald's
Valparaiso despatch says that the Junta
Friday published a decree recognizing
the paper issued by Balmaceda. The
amount is 27,000,000. General satisfac
tion is expressed with the decree and it
has relieved tbe financial institutions and
tbe people of great anxiety. The first re
sult was tbe opening of all the banks and
this was followed by resumption of trade
in all the stores.
SVi G 1 NTIRE
Fall Goods Arpg'
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.
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121, 123 and 128
CLEMANM & SALZMANN
113 and 115 Brady Street.
DAVES P0R1 IOWi
BOOMS-50c to 1.00 Per Day.
Corner-Twenty -third street and Fonrth arenne.
WILLIAM HAWTHORNE, Proprietor.
This bouse has Jnst been refltted thronghont and Is now In A No. 1 coition. It " -t
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