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Don' forget Wednesday morning.
Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock .
Band concert in Spencer f quire to
night. Bleuer's band plays ia Spencer square
Miss Lulu Btker left this morning for
J. 8. Corns, of Coil Valley, was in the
Dr. and Mrs. W. A.. Paul have returned
George W. Cash left today on a visit
to Newton, Kas.
J. K. Emmet in "Fritz in Ireland" at
the theatre ton'gbt.
Frank Horn left last night for Chicago
on a business trip.
See adv. of Adams' Wall Paper com
pany oa another page.
Monroe Eobn went to Des Moines
last night on a short visit.
Rock Island is to have a big new fac
tory in very few dijs.
Miss Kate Speer left this moraicg on a
visit to friends in Detroit, Mich.
20c paper cut to 123 at Adams' Wall
Paper company's clearing sale.
Rudolph Scbwecke returned last night
from a three months' visit to Europe.
H. J. Dalton, of Btltimore, Md., Is
visiting with friends in Rock Island.
Prices as low as the lowes' in wall
paper and still lower at George Sutcliffe's
The biggest bargain ever offered in the
tea line at May's on Wednesday morning.
New pack all yellow peaches at 12
cents a can, going like hot cakes, at
Harry A. Gable, of Spiceland, lad., is
visiting with his uncle, Col. II. B. Burgh
Great rcsh to get wall piper at 21c,
which formerly cost 5c, at Adams' Wall
Just think I Best black and green tea
mixed, worth 60 cents a pound, for 26
cents, at May's on Wednesday only.
Tonight at the home of Wallace Ben
der, on Twenty-second street, occurs the
marriage of Miss Jennie Bender to Charles
A former Rock Island young mn, now
living at Seattle, is soon to return to
Rock Island for his bride.
El ward Field was thrown from a wags
on on Twentieth street and run over yes
terday afternoon, but luckily was not
Miss Bertha Schmid, cf this city, re
ceived first premium at the Davenport
fair and exposition on Goddess of Liberty
in bead and worsted work.
Robert McGse arrived from Chicago
yesterday with the granite log cabin de
sign which is to ornament the south tri
angle of Spencer square.
f t a a. v-k . .
city calling on old friends. Mr. Sir
geant is building a handsome residence
in the Forest city.
Edward Kohn has returned from
Chicago. Mrs. Kohn leaves for New
York tonight. Her son Louis will ac
company her as far as Chicago.
What we say we mean, prices on wall
paper 20 to 33 per cent lower than aoy
other dealer in the city. Call and see for
yourself. George SutcliSe.
Prof. Gould the aeronaut, is back
from Burlington, where, according to
the papers of that city, he made a suc
cessful ascension and leap Sunday.
The Asors is in receipt of an elaborate
poster announcing a grand demonstra
tion dt Spokane 8ept. 23-24. Prominent
speakers from various parts of the coun
try are to take part.
Sidney O. Roberts, of Thawville, 111.,
accompanied by his brother, C. G.
Roberts, a prominent business man of
Clinton, Iowa, was calling on Rock Isl
and friends yesterday.
They are at last tearing down the bill
boards on flat iron square back of the
central hose house in obedience to the
order of the last council meeting. The
ground is also being properly brought to
O-Sau-Kee tribe Improved Order of
Red Men attended in a body the institu
tion of the new tribe of the order at
Davenport last night, at which Will H.
Swander, of Des Moines, formerly of
Rock Island, officiated.
Capt. Alex Limjol, of the Djra, says
that in 44 years of steamboating be never
saw such light traffi j oa the upp er Mis
sissippi, - Oa last Siturday there was but
one boat leaving here for the upper Mis
sissippi. St. Louis Rspublic.
Buford Post 243. G. A. R., held an ins
teresting meeting last evening. It was
of the nature of a farewell to Rev. Q. Vf.
Gue, chaplain of the post. Addresses
were made by Mr. Gue and by Mayor
McConocbie and Gen. Schmitt.
Miss Mary Cieland, the faithful and
popular register clerk at the posiofflce,
leaves tonight for Albert Lea to spend a
portion of her vacation. Her father, J.
H. Cieland, will attend to ber duties in
Rev. S. 8 Cryer, who has been in
ct arge of one of the most prominent
P-esbyterian churches in Cincinnati since
leaving Rock Island, but is now located
at Albert Lea, Minn., is spending the day
in the city.
Chief Ramskill had the new fire depart
ment wagon out this morning. It is a
floe looking outfit,but it would bo a wise
precaution, to under no circumstances,
tal:e the wagon out without a proper
supply of hose.
Olive degree s'aff of Olive Lodge 583,
I O. O. F., of Moline, visited Rock Isl
an 1 Lodge 13 last evening and particN
paied in the conferring of the first, second
and third degrees. An informal banquet
followed at the Crown restaurant.
Frank Bleuer and wife were surprised
by large number of friends last night
at tbeir home Eleventh street and Ninth
avenue, the occasion being Mrs.
Blucr's birthday, and the friends pre
seated a bandsoma chair and spent the
evening in dancing.
Aid. J. C. Adams leaves for Chicago
next week to spend the winter and study
law. He will return for the monthly
council meetings and in the spring till
prol. ably resign. This will make it im
perative to elect two aldermen in the Sev
T.iat grand melodramatic ' production,
"Mtster and Man," is to be presented at
the 3urtis opeta house, Davenport, next
Frid ay evening. The play has a thrilling
plot, is elegantly mounted and will draw
an immense audience.
Claries TruescUle is one of the most
supremely happy individuals on earth. It
is a f on which has brought joy into Mr.
True sdale's heart and home. Grandpa
Hull is also a wearing a smile as broad
as tha moral law, and declares the little
ftllow is the very imsge of himself.
J. "5. Emmet personally guarantees the
entire scenic production of his play in
each place visited. Four magnificent
scenes have been newly painted, and
so constructed to fit any stage; the com
pany is especially strong, and altogether
a splendid entertainment is anticipated.
We must get rid of our large stock of
wall paper we have in stock to sake
room for the largest shipment ew re
ceived in this city, which we exoect in a
few days. Prices from 20 to 30 per cent
lower than any other dealer in the three
cities. Give me a call, George Sutcliffe
in the big double store, No. 1439 and
1431 Second avenue.
The funeral of Clive F. Whiff en oc
curred from his late home on Thirty -ninth
street at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rtv.
Huey fflciating. The pall bearers were
from Bock Island Lodge No. 18, I. O. O.
F., of which deceased was a member, and
were as follows: George Trinkensuch,
Hamlin Hull, Charles Arnold, William
Levey, George Colburn and John Schlem
mer. The interment was made in Chip
This ifternoon at 3 o'clock at the resi
dence of the bride' parents two miles
north of Geneseo, occurred the marriage
of John M. Sihall, of Coe, to Miss Kath
erine D.:Laney, Rev. Father 0Hara, of
Genesee, officiating. The happy couple
will taka a short wedding tour and on re
turning will make tbeir home in Coe.
The executive committee on the im
provement of western waterways his
issued a call for a convention to be held
at Evanisville, Oit. 14-15, in the inter
ests of river improvements. This is of
great importance to the interests of the
upper rier, and all river towns should
send delegations. The necessity for
some ac ion at this time is emphasized
by the fact that navigation of the Missis
sippi aboye St. Louis is entirely sus
petdednow. The Rock Island Citizens
Improvement association ought surely to
take some action.
POT UP THE BARS.
England Meets the Recent
Movement of Russia.
B0ME DSGS OF WAR PUT ON GUAED.
B. Birkenfeld off jrs 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 hny number of years to suit
BBATXBS 07 ALL KIHDS AEO CBEEuS
Are to be found Id every locality visit ed by chil
and fever. Tbe very animals exhibit In inch
plague lea ered regions aynptoms of the dire
infection. It experience hat proved. In the do
main of me liciee, anything conclusively, it 1
that Hojtet er's stomach Bitters will not only
eradicate from the syrtem every vestige of tbe
miasma-bom compla nt, sat efl dually defend
residents and temporary sojonm-rs in malaria
scourged lo salitles against iu There is a general
conens of o ilnion among medical men. do tess
than in tbe minds of the public, on this point
Not oolr on this continent, bat in tbe tropics
where mala -11 complaints assume tbeir most
virulent typ ), this ioconparable medicinal safe
guard is universally used and esteemed. tys
Eepria bill onsnees. constipation, debility and
idner trouble are all thoroughly remediable be
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard
Tbs Island of Mitylene, at the Month of
tbe Dardanelles, Seized and Occupied
by Blue Jackets Soma Reasons for
Doubting- the Report, but Strong; Indi
cations that It Is True A Move that
May or May Not Precipitate the Long
Threatened Conflict A Cataclysm In
LoifDOjr, Sfpt. 15. The most startling
rumor of tbe long series of war scares
came yesterday, first from Paris, and
then, in quick succession, from Vienna,
Berlin, and Constantinople. It was to
the effect that England had forestalled all
possibility of a Russian dash on Constanti
nople, and any advantage that the czar
might derive from a passage of his war
ships through the Dirdanelles, by seizing
tbe island of Mitylene. The confirmatory
dispatch from Constantinople is very matter-of-fact.
It says that a detachment of
blue jackets and marines from a British
ironclad, accompanied by a battery of
light field pieces and several Gatling guns,
was Sunday morning landed at Sigri, on
the island of Mitylene. The detachment
formally occupied the place in the name
Dt her Britannic majesty.
Reasons for Incredulity.
The officials at the foreign deny having
any knowledge of the reported landing.
They profess to incline to the opinion
that if such landing has taken place it
was made by sailors for drill purposes.
There is an evident desire on the part of
the foreign office to lull the public into
quietude, so that tbe government may
have a free hand for a few days. The re
port is pronounced a canard. Lord Salis
bury, it is claimed, would hardly choose
a time when he is sojourning abroad for
such an important act as a practical chal
lenge of war to Turkey. The under
foreign secretary. Sir J. Fergusson, is
also absent from England, as are most
of the chiefs of departments. Everything
that might be reasonably looked to for in
dications of the condition of England's
foreign relations, it is further claimed,
points to peacefuiness.
What a Tory Taper Thinks.
But The St, James Gazette, which ia a
very well informed Tory paper, says that
the startling news obviously possesses
political significance of the first impor
tance. It adds that the islaud has a posi
tion of considerable strategic importance,
altbongh possessing little in the way of
fortifications. Public opinion is almost
universally to the effect that the situation
at the Dardanelles will be met by Englt-rd
with force. In public places nothing t ae
is talked of, although it is not believeii
that either T rkey or Russia will approve
any violent resistance to such steps as
Eugland may choose to take,
"Gt the Ships and Got the Men."
The British fleet is now equal, in line
of battle ships, to the fleets of any other
two European powers, and would in the
opinion of naval officers, speedily clear
the Dardanelles and the Black sea of Rus
sian craft, and also give a good account
ofnhe French if they should interfere. A
dispatch from Portsmouth says that the
naval authorities there had not heard offi
cially of any seizure of a TurkUh port or
island, but one official who was inter
viewed said he would cot be surprised at
any time to hear of some critical action,
not that he had heard from Lis superiors
on the subjwt, but that the whole situa
tion, as publicly known, was highly
Turkey "ot Spoiling for a Fight.
An Englishman intimately connected
with tbe Turkish legation said yesterday:
"Should war break out between Russia
and England, Turkey would, I think, al
low them to fight it out, simply taking
care of herself, if attacked. I do not think
that Turkey could construe the seizure of
Higri as an act of war against her, while
at the same time she would not recognize
the right of England to make tbe seizure,
which, however, remainsto be confirmed."
At the Russian legation all was diplo
matic reserve and silence, though the sec
retaries looked as if something grave had
come to their knowledge.
The Interest of Austria.
Great significance is attached here to
n utterance of the Buda-Pestb Pesther
Lloyd. That paper, doubtless inspired
through its editor. Max Falke, reporter of
tbe foreign committee of the Hungarian
delegation, says that Austria Hungary's
interest in the Dardanelles question is
greater than Great Britain's, adding:
Can Austria look on with complacency
while Russia, finding herself barred from
expanding through Bulgaria, advances by
a shorter route to the gfal she has in view
the seizure of Constantinople? England
can compensate herself with Egyt, but
where is Austria's compensation'' Mit
ylene commands the Dardanelles, and is
a most important point in case of trouble
aver in that direction.
War I'redirted Next Winter.
The Daily Xews and The Chronicle do
not believe ti.e reports of the seizure. A
telegram froio Rome says: ''Articlesin The
Esercito, supposed to be inspired by the
Italian minister of war, predict that war
Will break out this winter and urge the
government to spare no effort in prepar
ing the arm) and navy for the ordeal.
A Co .firniatory Telegram.
An Athens dispatch says that the Greek
Consuls at .'Iitylene and Smyrna tele
graphed tha thirteen British warships
landed troops at Sigri on Friday.
J THE CZAR AND THE JEWS.
IHs) Doesn't Want Any Foreign Interfer
- eiice As to Siberia.
Losdos, Sept. 15. The Dwarf, a society
paper, con talus an account of an inter
view with G. ueral Baron Tranchett, commander-in-chief
of the army of the Cau
casus. The general said that be did not
believe the czar would receive Arnold
i White and the other philanthropic gentle
men interested in Baron Hirsch's scheme.
Judging from what he had heard
when recently attending tbe czar
ina, in the Crimsa, the cgar re
regarded tbe interference of foreigner
In a matter of purely domestic economy,
uoh as the social and financial position
of the Jews, as an impertinence not to be
Will Bead Ken nan on Siberia.
Turning to another subject, the general
remarked that be had read Kennan'a wrifc-
; ings on the condition of Siberian prison
' and prisoners, and he did not regard the
, picture as overdrawn. He added that tha
j ccar was Ignorant of tha abuses described
in tfcn articles, but when he" returned from
Denmark he would know all, because at
his special command, given before his de
parture, Keunan's wo. ks would then be
placed upon his table. General Tranchett
expressed confidence that a new regime in
Siberia would then begin.
Frightful Loss or Life in Spain.
r.'ADlilD, Sept. 15. The facts of the ter
rible loss of life by the overflow of the
Consuegra are beginning to be known.
The official statement shows that 1,500
perished in the awful flood of Amarguillo,
and hundreds were in j ired by the build
ing crumbling and falling upon them.
Thousands of cattle perished and much
loss of life and property is reported else
where. The Pope to Fight a Divorce Law.
London, Spt. 15. A Rome dispatch
says that tbe pope is preparing an ency
clical against the agitatiou going on in
Italy in favor of the enactment of a di
vorce law. The feeling in favor of such a
law is very strong, especially in the city
ot Rome itself.
Gendarmes Miot by Drlgands.
Constantinople, Sept. 15 Recently a
band of brigands attacked and captured
the railway station at Pavlokioi, sixty
seven kilometres east of Andrianople.
Two gendarjues who attempted to arrest
the outlaws were shot by them.
An Understanding with the Turk.
Constantinople, Sept. 13. An official
statement issued Monday states that a
complete entente has been arranced be
tween Ambassador White, the British
representative, and the sultan.
A TALK ABOUT THE FAIR.
The Total Expenses Likely To Re 40,
000,000 Proilts Estimated.
New York, Sept. li. The return of the
World's fair commission from Europe has
aroused special interest in the work al
ready accomplished in connection with
tbe exposition. Alexander D. Anderson,
special commissioner in charge of the New
York and eastern headquarters, Sunday
night gave many interesting and surpris
ing facts in relation to tbe plans, pur
poses, and progress of the movement.
"How much will be spent in prepara
tions for the exposition and its manage
ment f he was asked.
The official estimate recently submit
ted to the national commission fixes tbe
amount to be expended by the local direc
tory and national commission at nearly
llS.ooo.OJO. In addition to this, large
amounts will be spent by the various
states and territories, the American re
publics, and other foreign nations on their
respective buildings and other necessary
expenses, making a total of at least $40,
000,000." The Grand Naval Review.
"What American nations will erect build
ings of their own?1 A
"Those thus far announced are Mexico,
Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rioo, Colom
bia, Ecuador, Peru, Chili and Brazil."
"What about the proposed grand revie-v
of the navies of the world in New Yi
harbor and Hampton roads in the soring
"That will be an interesting prelimina
ry ceremony of the exposition, and tbe
fleet from Europe will be of great service
in bringing here the exhibits and distin
guished official visitors representing the:.r
respective governments. It is already
provided for in section 8 of the act of con
gress creating the exposition. Probably
the most attractive fenture of the review
will be the reproduction of the Santa
Maria, the flagship of Columbus. After
the review here she will be taken through
the St, Lawrence river, the Welland canal
and the lakes, and on her arrival opposite
the exposition grounds be greeted with
Financial Renep.t or the Fair.
"What financial benefits will New York
probably derive from the exposition?"
"I am glad you asked that question, for
it suggests a very important ides. Ac
cording to an official estimat made to the
department of state some ten years ago bv
one of our consuls in Germany, the an
nual amount of American gold taken to
Europe by Americans for purposes of
travel, pleasure, art and education, was
ft i I IT, 'i i u ia TV,., , i
is prouxuiy siui larger ana uuring the
year 18S9, owing to the Paris exposition,
it probably reached t200,0d0,000. Now
j suppose this was reversed in 1S93, as it
aououess win oe, ana a similar amount of
European gold brought here, you can
easily imagine the direct and enormous
benefit to New York, which is the main
gateway of America for travel from
Europe and the outside world."
A LIFE AND DEATH STRUGGLE.
Attempt of a Devoted Wire to Save Her
Husband from Kulf-il9
New York, Sept, 15 John Morris,
aged 32, colored, committed suicide Sun
day morning b throwing himself from
the fifth-story window of 234 West Sixty
second street. He sustained a broken
skull and compound fractures of both
Megs, and died shortly afterward. Morris
was a waiter on the steamboat Mary Pow
ell, and with his wife and brother-in-law
lived in the house where he committed
suicide. Some time ago he had the "grip,"
and, having been in ill health since, had
become addicted to drink. About 10
o'clock Saturday night Morris showed
signs of delirium tremens, and for three
hours the united efforts of the entire fam
ily were required to keep him from vio
lence to himself and others.
A Terrible Situation.
At 1 o'clock all weut to bed but the
young wife, who remained up to watch
her husband. It was not very long before
symptoms of mania again . became appar
ent, aud leaping from bed Morris started
to throw himself from the window. Then
ensued a terrible struggle between the
madman and bis devoted wife. Throwing
her arma around him the brave woman
held on with a grasp of iron. With the
frenzied strength of madness the husband
dragged himself and his clinging burden
across the floor to the open window, and
with a supreme effort managed to lift and
throw himself out. His wife's grip nevtr
relaxed, however, and half out of the win
dow herself, she still clung to the writh
ing, struggling madman.
The Frlthful Woman Rescued.
At this juncture Mrs. Morris' brother
came to the rescue and seeing her peril
pulled her back into the room. This act
broke her bold on Morris, who fell crash
ing to the street, five stories below, while
his wife was drawn back, weak and faint
ing. Morris died at the hospital within
Kot Enough Money Appropriated.
Washington-, Sept. 15. Twenty -five
special agents of the land office at work in
the field will be dismissed in a few days
because of lack of fuuds.
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Nos. 7, 9, 12, all silk gros grain
so tin edge,
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at the above prices.
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