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THE AUG L; WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23. 1891.
Pickling onion at Young's.
Only 4 c a basket for peaches at My.
Wi 1 Meyers left lat eight on busi
ness ttip to Chicago.
Mrs Mary Woline left Unlay on a short
Tisit to frierd in Canton, IH.
Muscatine island e.g plants, sweet po
tatoes and watermelons at Young's.
The inimitable Caarlny Drew with the
Garrow Optra company at Harper's thea
One of Dairyman Ed Jens' best cows,
THlned at $50. was run over by a li. I. &
' P. train S'ur.lay and killed.
Charles H. Drew, of the Garrow Opera
company, is a distant relative of J. J.
Richardson, of the Davenport Democrat.
Don't put it off a day later as you may
never get another chance in a lifetime to
buy waII paper so cheap as Su'cliffe is
Dr. M Sol, who has been visiting
with friends in Ro:k Island for some time
past, has returned to his home in Bloom
It don't pay to wait. Follow the crowd
to Sutcliffe'a for fancy wall paper at
lower prices than any other dealer is
Wanted Three boys from 12 to 16
years of age who attend school. Call at
Akous office between 19 and 1 o'clock
F. M. Sinnett and wife lift this morn
ing for Denver on an extended visit. Mrs.
Drum accompanied them and will prob
ably remain in Denver.
Mies Bessie Robinson, who has been
visitine at the residence of J. W. Welch
for 10 days, lias returned to her home at
Marion, Iowa, Miss Mary Wcl :h' accom
' Remember that George Sutcliffe will
not be undersold by anyone. Get other
dealers' prices and then go to Sulci. fL-'s
and you will find the prices from 20 to 30
per cent lower.
Six car loads of poles arrived this morns
ing for the Postal Telegraph and Cable
company to be used ia erecting the lice
from this city to Peoria. A crew of men
is already working this way from Peoria.
Mrs. Mary DanalJson, of Washington
arrived last evening from the
west and spent the night with the family
of R. A. Donaldson, going out to Rural
this morning to visit with her father-in-law,
Mark Dvis, business minager of the
Lyceum theatre success, "The Old, Old
Storv," a dram i something after the style
of "Men and Women." and which is to
be presented at Harper's theatre next
Tuesday n'ght, was in the city yesterday.
The last of the scries of merchants'
subscription concerts in Spencer square
was given last evening by Otto's com
plete band of 20 musicians, and like all
of its predecessors, was greatly enjoyed.
Arrangements may be made for an addi
Lieut. Col. Greenleaf, who on Monday
inspected the surgery ana medical branch
of the army post at Rock Island arsenal
was much pleased with Surgeon Craig's
manner of conducting it, and imprrsed
with the need of a new hospital building
on the island, which, as surgeon general
of the army, he will heartily recommend.
Moline proposes going in in earnest for
paving extensions ntxt year, ordinances
for the same being already under consid
eration. Rock Island has made a good
start in paving improvements, and
although delayed considerably last year,
has done well this summer and will do
better next. There are a few blocks in
the business part of town which should
be provided for by the council at an early
The Morning Taper and the Gov
ernment Building -Site.
The Ati lp-t llog-tn tU -ll.aia;.
Course Adopted A Ktelt lie
.raore the tiovtromt-nt It'. A
Hot Adop-It liocstljr.
The Union, as was to have been ex
pected, is put out because the cov.mrr.ee t
did not locate its public building iu its
Religiously following the same tactics
observed with regard to the route of the
of the Hennepin canal which did not meet
the wishes of the power behir.d the tLioce
in the Union office, it commences forth
with to find fault with Commissi, ner
Avery, and advances the hope that the
government will send out a special com
missioner to determine the location.
The Union evidently forgets its
advice S'i unreservedly offered when
Commissioner Avery was hf-re; Out
whatever his decision might he, every
body ought to acquiesce ia it, to the end
that as little delay be suffered as possi
tie in arranging the other formalities,
such as purchase of land, adoplionof
flans, etc. Forgetting all this, however,
tie Union furthermore forsakes all logi
Cil reasons for taking exception to Com
n issioner Avery's selections. It does not
ttke kindly to either, as the fortunate
oi. e is bound to cause disappointment
It would ruther wholly in the interrst of
puce all around, of ciurse see neither
tanen by the government, but instead a
special commission sent out at the gov
ernment's expense to locate the building
nest door to the Union office, the site
m st expensive of any offend.
Until the selection of a site was mtde,
Tee Argus refrained from Giving an a
prtssion of preference. Whatever selec
tion the properly authorized agent might
hate made, Tns Akgcs would have been
feu id to sustain it. It does not believe
in croakers and kickers. A disinterested
representative of the government has
offe.-td two sites for tee location of the
government building. All the aval able
proj crty offered cou d not be selected,
and hence there is bound to be disap
pointment, but those who have been 3is
nppointed should not attempt to let their
feeliigs carry them to such an extetit
as to dL close a dog ia-the -manger di po
sition in the matter, a9 is the cise with
the Union. What Rock Island wants is
the p lblic building with the least possi
ble delay, and public splntei, fair-rniaded
people will not seek to offer
hinderance, to the government in
provicing it at the earliett day. Mr.
Avery has evidently taKen everything
into full consideration in the selection of
a site for the public building adaptabil
ity of "he property, its location geograj h
ically i s well as with reference to our bus
iness interests, as well as the street rail
way facilities for reaching it, the Second
avenue location being on our main busi
ness thoroughfare with every street car in
Rock I; rand except the Milan lice and
it within a block passing it.
Personal property interests aside, Tns
Argus does not believe there is one in the
city who will question the wisdom of Mr.
Avery's selections, and it is a rather
cheeky proceeding on the part of Uncle
Sam's custom house officer here to atk
the government to locate the building
wi'h speciil reference to his convenience.
Toe Uaion ia again on the wrong trsck.
SPEECH BY FASSETT
The Gubernatorial Candidate
Talks at New York.
TAMMANY against the state
B. Birkenfeld offers tor sal e his entire I
stock of books, stationery, confectionery!
and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures .
complete. Also his property for sale or
rent for tny number of years to suit,
A Perfect Baking Powder.
The constantly growing demand for Dr. Price's
Cream Baking Powder, the standard cream tartar powder
for forty years, is due to two causes.
FIRST: The extreme care exercised by the manu
facturers to make it perfectly pure, uniform in quality, and
of highest raising power.
SECOND: The recent investigations exposing the
- fact that certain other brands of baking powder contain
ammonia and still others that were found to contain alum.
These unscrupulous manufacturers are being found out,
and the consumers are giving them a wide birth.
Nothing is left to chance in the manufacture of Dr.
Price's Cream Baking Powder. Chemists are employed to
test every ingredient as to purity and strength. Hence;
its marvelous purity and uniformity. Each can is like
every other. It never dissapoints. BEST is ALWAYS
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is re
ported by all authorities as free from Ammonia,
Alum, or any other adulterant In fact, the
purity of this ideal powder has never been questioned.
The Speaker bays He Did Not See Any
thing ta the Saratoga Flatform A boot
Graver Cleveland, and Give as the
Reason That Tammany Never Liked
Him TheNew Yoik City Departments,
the Speaker Say, Are Owned and Con
trolled by Tammany.
New York, Sept. 23. The Republicans
of this city held a rousing meeting last
night in Carnegie's new music hall and
formally ratified the action of the Repub
lican convention at Rochester. John S.
Smith called the vast assi-niblage to order
at 8:15 o'clock. He received a letter from
Andrew D. White, regretting his inability
to be present, expressing hearty sym
pathy with the meeting and predicting
the triumph of the Republican party
under the leadership of Mr. Fassett in
November. The chairman introduced Mr.
Fassett, who was vociferously cheered.
Mr. Fasset t i-poke at great length. In the
course of his address he said he believed
there were some good men in the Demo
cratic party, that they were even in tha
majority, but that they were an apathetic
The Armies In Array.
He continued: ''The Republican party
is willing to appeal to the record. The
armies are in array, the battle is set. The
litigants are in court. And men, who are
theyf On the one side the Republican
party, on the other side not the Demo
cratic party, not the county Democracy,
not the old line Democrats but Tam
many hall. The issue i rs sharply
divided as that aisle divides this hall:
Tammany hall against the state. It is
now a matter of recorded history that for
the present and for the future, until the
people of the state decide otherwise, no
other Democrat has any power or privi
lege or rii;hr, either in preliminary meet
ings or ultimate conventions of hia party,
unless Tammany hall sets the seal of its
approval upon his forehead. I do not see
anything in the Democratic platform
about Grover Cleveland. Tammany hal 1
never liked GrOver Cleveland. I did not
see any poioiing with pride to the illus
trious name and spotless career of Lucius
Robinson. Tamuiauy hall never liked
him. But he was an honest man.
liiHiui Not H4 Knough.
"It was the reason that the County De
mocracy shook hands with the Repub
licans this fall in trying to emancipate
this city, but it was Democracy to assas
sinate Lucius Robinson in Is79. I did not
at-e anything about any soldiers or sailors
in the platform at Saratoga, and yet Ed
ward F. Jones was a soldier. I think they
had not any room in their convention for
a boy who wore the blue, nor any wish to
pay the boy in blue with an empty sleeve
a pension, and yet Edward F. Jones was a
brave man in li". Now, on question,
was Governor Hill really defeated at Sar
atogof A voice, "He's got it in the
neck". 1 that rather inelegant remark is
true, then even Hillism was not bad
enough for Tammany hall, and they
dared to put their foot on the tiecfe of the
young hero who led them to victory for
nine years. But I don't believe it. If
they did neglect him, they were guilty of
casting aside their political savior.
A Tammany Flatform.
"The Democratic platform is a Tam
many platform. Tammany hall starts
tha Democratic party out this fall under
false pretenses and peddling stolen goods."
Quoting that position of the Saratoga
platform which denounces the Sherman
silver bill, Mr. Fassett said: "That's a
beautiful straddle. I suppose that when
they joined in denouncing free coinage,
they denounced the Democratic party in
Ohio. Mr. Hill has gone into the woods
aod Tammany hall has gone into tne
wilderness. As to the candidate for gov
ernor it makes no difference whether the
stirrnp be of silver of gold, for it has been
found he can ride with either stirrnp like
auy well disciplined Democrat. The next
thing that strikes me with some force is the
statement that the Blaine reciprocity
(uproarious cheers for Blaine) treaty is a
Cheers for Harrison and Blaine.
"My friends, if you start in to hurrah
tor all the great men of the party we'll
stay here all night. "Three cheers for
Blaine." My friends, let me propose
three cheers for President Harrison and
Mr. Blaine. Given with a tiger. The
platform says that Hill is in full sym
pathy with the popular thought upon
great question? of federal policy. I defy
any one to tell me his position on such
questions. Governor Hill's notions on
great questions of federal authority were
condensed, epitomized, and summed np in
that great utterance of his at the Brook
lyn dinner: 'I am a Democrat.' Now, that
would mean hard money in New York.
What would it mean in Ohio? It would
mean a vote for the colored vote in Sara
toga. What would it mean in Georgia? It
would mean protection to American labor
in industrial centres. What would it mean
where people are fond of free trade? It
would mean one thing if he had been
Roger Q. Miiis and another if he had been
Samuel J. Randall."
The World's Fair.
In the course of bis analysis of the
Democratic platform Fassett asked the
question: "Who has been fighting for
manhood suffrage? Whose b'.ooJ was
shed in that cause?" A voice in the gal
lery called out "Abraham Lincoln,"
which called forth cheers from all parts
of the bouse. Concerning the World's
fair. Mr. Fassett said: "This World's fair
business seems to occupy the attention of
Democratic orators and the press to a
great extent. All I have to say, is, I hope
they will confine themselves to that and
invite your attention to it, and every step
in the history of it from start to finish,
and I want to say to you that if it were to
be done over again tomorrow, I should re
peat act for act, and vote for vote, the
record of the whole history, so far as my
connection with it is concerned. I deemed
it important that you should have a
World's fair in New York, but not a
Tammany fair." Mr. Fassett concluded
his speech by arraii;uing the various city
departments ihit he said were controlled
and owned by Tammany haiL"
Suicide at Niagara Fall.
Niagara Falls, Out., Sept. 23. Mrs.
Rathbun, the well-knowu and wealthy
society woman of this city, whose suddeu
iii4appearanee Sunday from the home of
Dr. William H. "Buck, in Hyde Park, Chi
cago, where she was visiting, created so
much excitement, committed suicide yes
terday by jumping into the river from
a Michigan Central train near here.
HEAVY FAILURE ON 'CHANGE.
Well-Known Firm of S. V. White Co.
Forced to the Wall.
New York, Sept. 23. Shortly after the
opening of the stock exchange yesterday
the rumors of impending failures materi
alized into the announcement of the fail
ure of the firm of S. V. White & Co., who
bad become heavily involved on the long
side of a deal In corn and were swept
under by the drain in the grain market
consequent upon the enormous increase,
in the estimates of the crop. The firm
was aald ta ltft Inner on 11 MM 000 hlmhels of
September corn which Chicago operators
pulled down from cents to 53 cents in
Caused a Sensation.
The news of the failure created great
surprise, as the firm was thought to be
one of the richest and roost prosperous in
the country. Mr. White himself was
classed as a millionaire, and the other
members of the firm A. W. Allen, F. W.
Hopkins, and Arthur White were ranked
among the wealthy men here and in Chi
i ago. The failure came as a shock in the
midst of abundant prosperity. There was
considerable speculation as to the.effect of
the failure on other houses, and 3s a con
sequence there was a general rush to un
load. The News in Chicago.
CHICAGO, Sept. 23. The failure of S. V.
White & Co.'s branch bouse here was an
nounced before the board opened and cre
ated a good deal of excitement for a short
time, but it soon died out. The failure
was a complete surprise to the trade in
general, who looked upon the house aa
one of the strongest. They have been a
power in the trade, aud their influence
will be missed.
MUST DIE ON THE GALLOWS.
Edward McMilllan, a Brutal Wife-Murderer,
Sentenced to Death.
Wilresbarre, Pa.. Sept. 23. Edward
McMillan, who ranks as itf-ing the perpe
trator of the most horrible murder ever
committed in this state, has been refused
a new trial and sentenced to death by Judge
Woodward. The judsie overruled the
two reasons for a new trial in a lengthy
and masterly argument. When sentence
of death was pronounced all McMillan
said was: "I am not guilty." He betrayed
no emotion, staring straight before him
with the stolid look of an imbecile. Mc
Millan's crime was the killing of his wife
by beatiug her and thrusting a red-hot po
ker into her body, calmly heating the
poker after each application. He also
forced live coals into her with a pair of
tongs. When arrested he denied all
knowledge of bis brutal actions and has
persisted in the statement.
Made Governor Campbell Hustle.
Washington, Sept. aa. The Star pub
lishes the following special dispatch
from Columbus: A sensation was caused
here by H. W. Huntington & Co., bank
ers, taking cognovit juJi;meut for 4,wX)
against Governor Campbell. The gov
ernor hustled around and settled the mat
ter, and soon after telephoned Judge
Pugh not to give it to the newspapers.
But he was too late. In this connection
it was developed that the indebtedness
was in the form of a note, aud Warden
Dyer was the surety. This securing a
business favor from one to whom the
governor gave an official position is a sen
Joseph Smith Ho)m t'p Serenely.
Salt Lake Cur, Utah, Sept. 2.!. Joseph
F. Smith a member of the first presidency
of the church of Latter Day Saints has re
turned from his long exile. Six years ago
Smith was indicted by the grand jury for
poiygamy. Hearing of this he escaped
and went to the Sandwich islands but re
turned to the United States and has been
iu hiding ever since. Last week he was
pardoned by President Harrison. The
pardon reached here yesterday and a few
hours afterwards Smith appeared in the
city. He says he intends to conform to
the law hereafter.
The McCarthy-Warren Glove Fight.
New Obleass, Sept. 23 Though nu
merous obstacles were placed in the way
of the managemeut of the McCarthy-Warren
glove contest the affair came off last
night, and from a pugilistic standpoint
was one of the best which has ever taken
place in the arena of the Olympic club.
Contrary to expectation McCarthy won
handily, and proved himself an excellent
boxer and aa cool and clever a ring gen
eral as ever donned the gloves. Through
out the twenty-one rounds of the fight he
had a shade the best of it. About 20,000
changed hands on the result.
The National Game.
CHICAGO, Sept. 23. League scores yes
terday are as follows: At Boston Boston,
3; Brooklyn, 0. At New York (First
game) New York, 3; Philadelphia, 4 (Sec
ond game) New York, 14; Philadelphia, 5.
At Pittsburg Pittsburg, 2; Cleveland, 5.
At Cincinnati Cincinnati, 1; Chicago, 4.
Association: At Columbus Columbus,
10; Baltimore, A At Milwaukee Mil
waukee, 3; Boston. 5. At Louisville
Rain. At St. Louis St. Louis, 12; Wash
Railway Wreck in Georgia.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 23. A bad
wreck occurred ou the Western and At
lantic railroad last night at Smyrna, Ga.,
fifteen miles from Atlanta Fireman Cox
was killed outright and Engineer Hock
ney was badly hurt and two mail clerks
nlio-titlc iniiircfl. The accident irsa phiigmI
' by a passenger train running into an open
switcn una crashing into a freight. ro
passengers were injured
Remains of William L. Scott.
ERIE, Pa., Sept. 23. The remains of the
late William Scott arrived on a special
funeral train at 8 o'clock yesterday morn
ing, and were received at the depot by
hia business associates in this city and
conveyed to his late home. The funeral
will occur tomorrow. The city hall and
municipal buildings are in mourning.
I In the Hands of a Reciever.
Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 23. The
Sonthprn Cixa Trnst anil Anntptillnn
Co., controlling and operating the Palat
aka Gaslight and Fuel Co., and the
Gainesville Gas and Electric Light Co.,
has bceu placea in the liauas or a receiver.
Most of the stockholders reside iu the
Drank Carbolic Acid for Whiakr.
INDEPENDENCE, Ia., Sept 23 Richard
Edgerton, one of the oldest citizens of this
county, was poisoned while sitting by the
corpse of bis eldest daughter. He exper
ienced a faiut feeling, aud called for liq
uor. By mistake his wife gave him a doaa
of carbolic acid. He died in about ten
OVfl c I NTIRE
New fall goods are arriving
Are you thinking of dress
This season's purchases sur
pass in quantity, 6tyle and exclu
siveness, all previous efforts.
Exclusively our own, you
won't find the same elsewhere in
the three cities.
j buyers i
best of it tv,;.
great iru. a. . ..1
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HENRIETTAS. Sr icl I
Rock Island. liiitUli
Furniture and Carp
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
121, 123 and 128
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We Have Pitchd
corriuaBi MTuvt roi
HIT. lne public tm t:
appreciate it ani vsar i
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Loaded with bsraiiis.
113 and 115 Brady Street.
ROOXIS-50c to 1.00 Per Day.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth avenue BOCK ISL&N'D, Hi
WILLIAM HAWTHORNE, Proprietor.
This house has Just been refitted throughout snd le now in A 'o. 1 r.ditlon, 1: it i'-"
ll.Si per dj house and a desirable famiiy hotel.
jQavenport Business College,
. COMPLETE IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.
FOR CATATrwiTTira Aimou-ce
J. C. DUNCAN, Davenport
The CigarllPar Excellence.
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