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THE AliGUS; THUKSDAY. SEPTEMBER 24. 1891.
Nice Michigan peachrs at Long's.
Wanted A cook at tbe St. Jamea
Shade gooda, picture frame and art
material at Adrai Will Paper company.
The A-'ann Wnll Paper compaav are
doing a great i.usiocsa at their clearing
Mr. and Mr? Morris Risenfleld are
attending the Indiana state fair at Indian
apolis. A gilt paper can be bought for 8c and
upward at the Adorns Wail Paper com
- pany's great clearance sle. !
The Adams Wall paper company are
doing a great business in their shade and
The Adams Wall Paper Company do
not proposed stop selling goods at the
present prices until every roll has been
The C, B. & Q train from tbe north
due in Rock Island at 9 o'clock last night,
was delayed seven hours Ly. a burned
bridge above Dubuque.
The reputatioi of the Adams Wall
Paper Company is fast gaining favor for
the manner in Wuich tbey arc now con
ducting themselves and their business.
Miss Anna 8eUoitgr, of Davenport,
who has filled the soprano part In church
choirs in that city, has been engaged by
tbe Unitarian church of Moline. Mo
Rock Island's great obstrcclionist
stands out in the full glare of public
contempt, wi;h only tho shadow of the
Union to shelter him from its sweltering
The Union is establishing e great repu
tation as a ki ket ; but 8 it evidently
enjoys the occupation and hurls nobody,
it will probably continue its wayward
Tbe family of the late Asmus Nissen
desire to express their sincere thanks to
Hecker lodge Xo. 113, I. O O. F . and
all who so kindly assisted d iriog their
The opening of fall ar.d wtnicr ha'.s at
Miss llano' millinery store vsttniay and
today has been a grand s.icoess. She has
has done a large business n1 has shown
more of the latest uovtl.ies than any
other milliner in the city.
The editor of the Union is getting auda
cious. If he don't refrain from criticis
ing government fflwnU, 'Undo Sam"
may decapitate trrn nnd turn the llock
Island customs' ofil -e to a more conseiw
If that syndicate of local republican
politicians would m.-tkc another attempt
to secure the Uuion they rois,'ht be more
successful. Its own i. lei of the intl ivnce
it wields, no doubt, has been consider
ably depreciated in the last few days.
Prof. S. T. Biwlby his just completed
a course of mandolin lessons of the best
teacher in Chicago, Signor C. Valise, and
will be at le to tike a limited number of
pupils on that instrument. Telephone
1,054, Bowlby's music store, or addiess
1414 Third avenue.
By the way what has become of the
Union's prophesy that the canal commis
sion would ap, rove the north route of
the canal tothemiuth of Rock river and
that it would be unanimous? lias it
been passed back to tbe power behind
tbe throne where it originated .
To the long list of the Union's failures
to obstruct an i control public and local
measures, including the street railway im
provements, the fire department, etc.,
may now be added the "Hennepin
canal terminus" and tbe "federal building."
Doesn't tbe Union realize that it is "in
In a shady nook on the government
island are two trees diverging from a com
mon trunk. On the trunk is the date
1892, and on the west tree, Rock Island
and tbe east, Moline. Tbe suggestive in
criptions carry out tbe ideis of Capt.
Lyon and Post 8:rgRon Craig.
Messrs. D. H. Luiderback, J. J.
Mitchell and Clarence Buckingham, of the
Chicago syndicate confrcltDg our street
railway lines, arrived at the Carper this
morning and are holding a business meet
ing at paverport today. It is tinders tood
Mr. Louderback is to be the new presi
dent of the csmpany.
St. Ambrose church, of Des Moines,
costing 87.000, has just Ueu finished by
Contractor M. Scbnell, of this city, and
turned over to the trustees. The work
on the building was done entirely by Rork
Island firms. Litrkin & Stephens did the
tone work and D. T. Noftsker did tbe
roofing. Architect Eun, of Chicago,
who drew the plans for the building, says
that he bad never had a building of bis
designing finished in a more satisfactory
manner. Mr. Nof tsker is also rot. fine a
$75,000 church at LaSalle Duilt 'by Mr.
Used is. Millions of Homes
THE F1VPLEY SUIT,
Tht-Defense SStill B?in Heard in
NntValli rKni l '.l If . Imny
Offered in the Sofel Bolt
Which is VIzorouMy
A crowded court room listened to the
trial of tbe Fiudk-y divorce case yester
day i.fiernoon, and while the evidence
was directed in the charges in the cross
bill, 'the proof was so very shadowy that
its ttect was more fnvortiMe to the com
plain tnt than otherue.
This defendant, Mr. Fiudley, was the
first itness for the defense. He denied
specifically every act of violence toward
his wife testified to by the other wit
nesses lie denied that he was ever
real d.'unk in bis life, though admitting
that be occasionally took a glass of beer
or two. He denied that he was ever un
faithful to his wife, but claim) that he
wes a kind, affectionate, loving husband.
That notwithstanding the testimony
of his wife and Mr. and Mrs.
Patten on h-tt ho did not throw
bis wif t across the room; tbat be had no
temper to speuk of ami very te'dom got
angry,! nd tl en only at her inhuman whip
ping ot the child. In fact that he was
an angtl and their homo life angelic, tx
ceptlhtt he ws joM (b.t a Mr. Wood
was in -he habit of criming to his house,
and wert thereon th? tvetitful 21st day
of May and found him there talking to
bis wift. But tho fi rce of his indigna
tion wat greatly broken if not destroyed
when he admitted on cross examination
that he and Mr. Wood wrre great friends
and visited each other often, and even
since Woods' alleged improper conduct
he and Woods wcru as"cites and
friends. The crors examination was
thorough and was pointed t ) statements
made by Mr. Find'ey since the separa
tion that his wife was as nice a woman
as there was in Moline, and that he was
at fault through his drinking. The ef
fect of hie testimony as a whole was to
weaken bis case.
Mrs. "Emily Tho.nis and Christiua
Hendgren the next door neighbors of the
Findley's, testified to Woods coming to
the house two or three times in the sup
posed abstnee of Mr. Fiudley. Neither
of them could fay that aa tiling improper
occurred. They tlso said that on Sun
day, May 16, Mr. Woods went to the
house whe i Woods was there, but did not
go in; that Mra.Sriih Fiudley came there
with the 1 t ie girl shortly after Mrs,
Mrs. ar;.h Fiudley, the mother of the
defendant, testified to the occurrence of
the 15th of May. She came to the house
with the little girl, foun I the front shut
ters closed; knocked, and on being ad
mitted foun 1 Mrs. Gritlin in her bare feet
and partly disrobed. She did tot stay at
the bouse and aw r.o one and nothing
suspicious. Oa cross examination she
disclaimed a ay interest in the case, but
admitted that she was paying the attor
neys to prosecute the case.
James Ell'ntt, fHgman at Eighth street
crossing. Mo ine, was the firtt witness
called this morning. He saw Findley
pass bis shanty every day and never saw
him drunk. He saw Wood go up in tbe
direction of Findley's house two or three
times a week af'cr Findley had gone to
work, but could not say where he went
George Wilson, day clerk at the Ran
dolph house, Sterling, said that Mrs.
Findley and Mr. Wood came to the hotel
on tbe mornin J of August 4 in company.
Wood Baid he was a lawyer and was set
tling up some business for Mrs. Findley.
He reeistered Mrs. Findley's name and
said she wanted a room. One was as
signed to her and they went up to it
about 10 o'cloi k. At 1 o'clock witness
went up to call Mr!. Findley to dinner
and found tbe door locked. Did not go
in and don't ktiow that anybody bnt Mrs.
Findley was in there, though had not
seen Wood con e out. Mrs Findley came
down to dinner alone.
John McCarthy, night clerk at the same
house, testified that about 10 o'clock
on tbe same evening Wood came to the
hotel and went to Mrs. Findley's room,
and witness did not see him come out of
it, but Wood paid Mrs. Findley's bill early
in the evening. Both these witnesses
saw Wo: d at tho lriu tho next morning
assisting Mrs. Findley on tbe cars.
Perry H. Davis, superintendent of the
Moline Malleable Iron Works, stated that
the defendant had worked at said works
for a long time and put in a large amount
of time. He nrver himself saw him
drunk; admitted on cross examination
that he had tri :d to induce Findley to
give tip driuking because he had heard
40 Years tie Standard
that he was a drinking man. Think he
spoke to F.ndley two or three times upon
Mr. Kenworthy here desired to Intro
dnce the time book of the Moline Mallea
ble Iron company to show the exact time
made .by Findley, but the court ruled it
out until further proof was made as to its
genuineness, and then the defense closed
Ia rebuttal James Call tghan of Hedding
said that on the 4 'h of August, tbe day
on which the alleged improper conduct
of tbe complainant occurred, he was with
Wood and except on the evening of tbat
day about 8 o'clock, Wood was not at the
Randolph house; that on tbat occasion
they were both there together and re
mained from five to 20 minutes. He de
tailed at length tbe different places that
they went to during the day and night
and stated the hours and places with
reasonable exactness. The testimony of
this witness if true or if corroberated by
other proof completely demolishes the
charge mide by Findley against his wife.
Consequently sll tbe skill that the major
could command was directed to breaking
down his testimony of getting him
mixed up, in neither cf which was he
successful, and he came through the
cross examination telling substantially
the same story as in chief.
Wedded at Varstaw.
In the beautiful little church at Bar
stow decorated with golden rod and roses
yettcrday afternoon occurred the mar
riage of Jessie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James Mill to Frederick Dempsey, of
th-.s city. Rev. Peregoy officiating.
At 4:15 p.m. as the organ sounded
tbe wedding march, the bride, dressed in
white silk with flowing veil and orange
blossoms in profusion, leaning upon tbe
arm of tbe groom, advanced to the altar,
and then in the name of
our commonwealth and the Almighty
were forever united in sacred bonds.
Tbe ceremony was witnessed by a host of
friends and relatives, who, after congrat
ulations, repaired to the residence of the
bride's parents where a bounteous spread
was served upon the lawn and 150 ate and
drank to tbe future happiness and pros
perity of Mr. and Mrs. Fredeiick Demp
sey. Tbe bridal party left on tbe 8:10
train for Chicago over the C. B, & Q.,
and after an extended tour will return to
Hock Island where they will make their
To ttit-nn-iral Fnhlte.
Having secured the services of W. M.
Pattee, a piano tuner of ability and tx
perience, I can assure tbe musical public
of prompt work in tuning and repairing,
and perfect satisfaction as to quality ot
work and charges.
J. C. Wallace, Music Dealer.
116 West Second street, Davenport. Tel
B. Birkenfeld off jrs tor sale bis entire
stock of books, stationery, confectionery
and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete. Also his property for sate or
rent for any number of years to suit
A DRBAM OF H&PPIHE8S
Maj bi followed by a mornin; of "La Grippe."
Easily, and why? Because the displacement of
covering in bed, a neglected draught from a partly
closed window, an open transom connected with
a windy entry in a hotel, may convey to yonr nos
trils and lnmre the death-dealing blast. Terrible
and swift are the inroats made by this new des
troyer. The medicated akoholic principle In
Uostetter's Etomach Bitters will check the dire
complaint. A persistence In this preventive of its
further development will absolutely checkmate
the dangerous milady. TJnmedicated alcoholic
stimulaute are of little or no value. The ju-t me
dium i the Bitter s. No les efficacious is it in cases
of malaria, bi.liousness, constipation, rheumatism,
djspepsia and kidney trouble. Ths weak are
usually those upon whoa disease fasten, first.
Invigorate with the Bitters.
, Dying of Starvation.
Baltimore, Sept. 24. A shocking ease
of destitution was discovered here yester
day. An ex-Confederate soldier named
Ames was picked up in a dying condition
on the street, aud it was learned tbat his
family, consisting of a wife and two chil
dren, as well as himself, bad been sup
ported by the wife, who has made shirts
at 23 cents a dozen, earning tl 30 a week.
The family bad bold all their furniture
for food, and the husband had gone out
in tbe streets in a desperate attempt to
Defaulter O'Brien In Custody.
CHATTAKOOGA, Tenn., Sept. 24. A re
port is current that M. J. O'Brien, the de
faulilng and missing treasurer of the
Catholic Knights of America, is in the
custody of tbe Fidelity Surety company,
which is on bis bond. Negotiations are
now in progress for a settlement of the
affair and it is said that Mrs. O'Brien is
willing to give her inheritance to tbe
liquidation of her husband's shortage.
In Secret sion.
ST. LoCIS, Sept. 84. Tbe soievergn
grand lodge of Odd Felloa&s convened
yesterday morning. Business of a routine
character was transacted np to 10:30. Re
ports from committees ware subarittpd
and memorials for grand jurisdictions
were filed for action. At 10:30 the lodge
went into secret session and all members
of tbe order not active representatives
were required to retire.
On the Diamond.
Chicago, Sept. 24. National League
cores yesterday were as follows: At Cin
cinnate Cincinnati, 0; Chicago, 9. At
Boston (first game) Boston, 3; Brooklyn,
1; (second game) Boston, 9; Brooklyn, 2.
At New York (first game) New York, 2;
Philadelphia, 7; (.ecoud game) New
York, 2; Philadelphia, 3 At Pittsburg
Pittsburg. 12; Cleveland, 8. No Associa
tion games yesterday.
Stanley aud the Cougo State.
Berlin, Sept. 24. The object of Stan
ley's visit Xo the King of the Belgians is
to resign his official connection with tbe
Congo state. The post of governor of tbe
Congo state has been offered to and de
clined by a CJernian officer of colonial
experience now in Africa,
Alarming Condition of Affairs
in the Northwest.
FABM HOUSES AND TIMBER BURNED
The Flame Rat-lop; All Along the Una
of the St. Fanl and Duluth Railroad
At Sereral Place the People Bars
Hard Work to Saye Their Towns
Forest Fire in Wisconsin Wipe Out
Two Tillage In Barron County Costly
Blaze in Other Localities.
St. Pact, Sept. 24. Fierce forest and
prairie Area continue to rage in Minnesota
and North Dakota, and tbe reports are of
the most alarming character. From Pine
City, Minn., comes the report that terrific
fires are raging in northwestern Minne
sota, over 1250,000 worth of timber having
been destroyed. Several borne and farm
buildings have been burned and the own
era obliged to leave the devastated dis
trict. Two school houses were destroyed,
the pupils barely escaping with their
lives. The fire ts approaching Pine City
and 500 men are -fighting it. All along
the line of the St. Paul aud Duluth road
fires are raging, and incoming passengers
say great damage has been done at Bar
nuoj, Mahtow, Sturgeon Lake, and Ket
Valuable Timber Destroyed.
In the stalling timber near the rail
ways, on tbe line of tbe Eastern Minne
sota, north of Hinckley, considerable
valuable timber has been ruined, and
fires are still raging on the Northern
Pacific East toward Ashland fires are
doing immense damage to settlera and
crops, besides wiping out vast quantities
of standing pine. At Hinckley the entire
male population fought, the fire all night,
and the dange-of the destruction of tbe
town was avTted. Prairie fires tbat have
been so terribly destructive around
Huron, S. D., the past few days are ex
Forest Fire in Wisconsin.
Ccmbehlaxd, VTia., Sept. 24 Forest
fires have been ragingthroughout Barron,
Polk, Washburn and Burnett counties for
several days, endangering all kinds of
property and in several instances endan
gering life. The villages of Perley and
Comstock, in Barron county, have been
burned, also the sawmills, boarding
houses, shop, barns, lumber, etc., of O.
A. Hitau & Co., of this city, located in
Burnett county. Numerous farmhouses,
barns, woods, etc., have burned through
out this section. Several hnDdred thou
sand feet of standing pine in Burnett
county owned by Laird, Norton & Co ,
of Winona, Minn., was destroyed by fire.
The villages of Barronette, Shell Lake,
and Hay ward are in great danger. Several
men were surrounded by fire near this
city and came near losing their liv'es.
They escaped after a night of great suf
fering. The smoke is almost suffocating
in this city and fire is still raging on both
Foundry Destroyed at Chicago Grinuell,
Iowa, Suffers Once More.
Chicago, Sspt. 24. Ware & Craig's big
foundry, 2421 and 24i3 Wallaca street, was
destroyed by fire at 1 o'clock this morn
ing. The building is almost a total loss.
With the stock it was valued at $100,100,
and the loss will be in the neighborhood
ot (50.000. A four-story brick building,
used for storage purposes, also the prop
erty cf Ware & Craig, adjoining the foun
dry on the north, was slightly damaged.
Tbe origin of the fire is unknown.
Crionell's Old Enemy.
OTTCMWA, la., Sept. 24. Fire destroyed
20,000 worth of property in Grinnell early
yesterday morning in the same district de
vastated six weeks ago. C. W. H. Beyer's
frame business block was destroyed, con
taining J. A. Anderson's furniture store,
Miss Susie Cox's millinery store, Brain
erd and Wilson's real estate office, and
the household goods of several families.
The loss ia probably half covered by in
surance. Elerator Destroyed by Fire.
St. Joseph, Mo., Sept. 24 Gregg Bros.'
large grain elevator, situated about a
mile from tbe Union depot, was burned
last night. The elevator was about two
thirds full of grain. The loss is estimated
at between $75,000 and $100,000, fully in
sured. Four box cars and about 400 yards
of trestle work were also consumed.
Flame at Ellsworth, Wis.
Ellsworth, Wis., Sept. 24. The plant
of the Ellsworth Manufacturing company,
the Ellsworth basket factory and several
smaller buildings at this place have been
destroyed by fire. Loss, $72,000. The firms
Chinaman Cuts HI Throat.
Philadelphia, Sept. 24 Lee Bo, a
Chinaman, cut his throat with a razor
yesterday morning. He was removed to
the hospital, where he Is not expected to
live. Lee Bo was 41 years of age and has
been in this city about four years. For
the last month several of his friends
noticed that he was becoming very
melancholy. He wanted his wife with him
and could neither get her to come to this
country nor was he able to go back to
China to her.
Missouri Cow on a Drunk.
Clabesville, Mo., Sept. 21. Tbe
Clarksville Cider and Vinegar company,
after pressing their apples for cider, throw
the pomace out on the river bank, where
cows gather, and it was eaten with relish.
The heat of the past few days caused tbe
pomace to ferment and develop real apple
jack. Now the cowa who frequent the
dump show every sign of intoxication,
reeling about scarcely able to stand, and
some are completely "floored."
Death of Captain Lightfoot.
Bloomington, Ills., Sept. 24. Captain
John Ligbtfoot, one of tbe men who orig
inated the Grand Army of the Republic
by organiaing post 1 at Decatur, Ills., in
1866, died at his home in this city last
night. .He was captain of Company A,
One Hundred and First Illinois infantry,
and waa born in Kentucky in 1814. He
was a harness maker and was at work un
til three months aeo.
Bonds Issued Contrary to Law.
Habbisburo Pa., Sept. 24. Insurance
Commissioner Luper has sent a letter to
B. K. Hentzinger, president of the Aurora
Fire Insurance compaay, notifying him
that the company has been issuing bonds
contrary to law and that it must cease.
No bonds already issued are to be redeemed.
c D NTIRE B
New fall goods are arriving
Are you thinking of dress
This season's purchases sur
pass in quantity, style and exclu
siveness, all previous efforts.
Exclusively our own, you
won't find the same elsewhere in
the three cities.
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
121, 123 and 128
113 and 115 Brady Street.
ROOA1S-50C to 151.00 Per Day.
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Corner Twenly-'uird street and Fourth arenas.
WILLIAM HAWTHORNE, Proprietor.
Thii boose has Jost heen reatted throughout and Is nowln A No. 1 nditlon. It !r at cm
J1.S5 per day house and a desirable family ho'.el.
jQavenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.
FOR CATALOGUES ADDRESS
J. C. DUNCAN, Davenport. Ia,.
The Cigar!iPar Excellence.
0PER iS , CONCHAS . FIN AS,
At Wholesale by
HARTZ & BAHNSEN.
Early buyers wn v
choice styles are &
great manv desirable thir
not be replaced. t g3c
We Have PifcN
and our competition is haed
hit. The public seem to
appreciate it au i wi-ar a
smile when they leave tie
S. B. S. Shoe Hoid
Loaded with bargains.
Second acd Harrison Sts., DAYESPGKT.
rock isisd, nx.