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THE AliGUS; FRIDAY, SEPTEM13EU 251891
Nice cauliflower at True&dale's.
Choice Michigan peaches at Long's.
O Kudert ia in Chicago on business.
WUcousio cranberries at Truesdale'f .
"A Royal Pass" at the theatre tonight.
California Bartlett pears and peaches
at Truead It's.
Sweet potatoes, celery, melons and
grapes at Long's.
Large spring chickens dressed to order
A J. Benway, of Burlington, Vt. , is in
the city on a visit to friends.
Fred flass and ftimii'y return from Min
neapolis tomorrow morning.
Ex Alderman W.F Schroeder and wife
are vibitiog with friends in Chicago.
Mrs. iiecry Ebrhorn left last evening
on a short visit to friends in Chicago.
A large assortment of fancy Michigan
peaches that will be sol at 40c a basket
J. R Bullock, of. Jackson. Wis , is
visiting with his brother, A. J. Bullock,
of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. James McNamara, of
Fulton, are in the city on their return
from their wedding trip. .
Our large stock compels us to sell from
20 to 30 per cent lower than any other
dealer in the city. George Sutcliffe.
W. W. Biker, for soma time past time
keeper at the C-. R. I. & P. round house,
has resigned bis position and will attend
school the coming winter.
George Satellite, , the only extensive
wall paper dealer ia Rock Island, still
maintains the lead ia low prices and fine
Two new Brooks engines, numbered
respectively ,17 and 18 arrived here yes
terday. Tbey are beauties and will do
freight service on the Rock Island &
Mrs. P.L. Cbli).Mri John Wamer.Mrs
Buford and Miss Charlotte Buford and
Mrs. Charles Putnam were guests of Mrs.
A. F. Vinton yesterday. Moline Republican-Journal,
Lieut. J. F. B.1!. bon-iu--lnw of Capt.
T. J. Buford, aud now stationed at Fort
Riley, Kins., hs been promoted to ret;i
lnenUl adjutant ot the Seventh- cavalry
which detail lasts four years.
Among the incorporations approved at
Sptingfitild yesterday was the National
Paste and Machine company, at Chicago;
to manufacture paste and paste machin
ery; cipital stok $50,000; incorporator?,
H. J. L wrey, John W. Meyer and T. J.
George Sutolifl'! Lai thu season done
more Louse painting, decorating and wall
paper banging than any other wall paper
dealer in the city, and at the present time
employs moie help than any dealer of the
kind in Rock Island.
Tti e Rock Isliod and Nine Star nines
will play a game on the hop fields on
Sunday. Each nine has so far won a
came, and as both are strengthening
their batteries a good game may be
expected. A number of Rock Island
professional players who are borne for
the winter will take part.
The Oakdale, a new social club that
has just been organized, gave their first
dance at the ball over 1610-Second ave
nue, last evening The hall was hand
somely decorated with oak leaves which
is suggestive of the club's name. A
large number were present and all en
joyed a very pleasant evening.
Here is a railroad guess from the Ga
lena Gazette: There is talk of the Chi
cago, Burlington & Quincy railroad ex
tending the Rock Inland division of their
system from Sterling, which is now the
end of the division, to Freeport. It is
also rumored that the same company will
extend their C. & I division from For
reston to Freport.
Drs. Piammer and Ludewig yesterday
amputated the right leg just above the
knee of Jobn Helpmann, of South Rock
Island, who hid that member fractured
by. being thrown from a wagon last Sat
urday. The cause of the amputation was
mortifisation set'ing in and the patient
was in a collapsed condition all day yes
terday, and it is doubtful if he will ultk
In view of the outcome of the recent
warfare led by private interests on the
government with reference to the Henne
pin canal route terminus, it ought to be
apparent to the mind of the citiz n hav
ing Rock Island's interests at heart that
nothing is to be gained by finding fault
with Uncle Sam and attempting to run
him. The tactics which have proven so
injurious to us as regards the canal
ought not to be repeated with regard to
the puMic building site. As The Aroub
urged at the opening of the fight on the
canal route, there is nothing to be gainei
by fightirg the government.
FEDERAL BUILDING SITE
The Selfish Objections to the Adopt
The Warren Lot Im Fact the Meat
Available as Far as That i
Cenreraed Xo Obstacle
ia tne Way Whatever.
Caught in a Trap at a Minne
BAD TO LEAP FOE THEIB LIVES.
In Its ridiculous tfljrts to show why
Rock Island's government building
should have been situated with speciaj
reference to its convenience, the Union in
its attempted criticism of Commissioner
Avery's selection says condemnation pro
ceedings of the preferred site will involve
a year's delay in actual construction. It
is quite refreshing to witness the Union's
talk about delaying or hindering the gov
ernment in view of its recent disposition
toward the location of the Hennepin
In order to properly present the facts
in the matter an Argus reporter sought
un f xpression from , Virgil Warren, who
represents the Warren heirs.
"There will be no delay so far as we
re concerned," said Mr. Warren. "Mr.
Mitchell as conservator of the estate is
f illy empowered to act. The heirs have
all agreed to the government pursuing
any course it may see fit to acquire the
property, and it can have it for $10,C0O.
For any other purpose than a federal
baiding. the property could not be bad
fur twice that amount and we believe it
is worth every cent of it at that. I have
always understood that the government
preferred to acquire property by con
dtmnation proceedings requiring the ap
proval of the United States court, and
this it is at perfect liberty to do in this
caw. Further than this Mr. Mitchell
thj conservator, will also secure
from the county court a con
servator's deed which will be presented to
the; government in addition to the title
acquired by condemnation proceedings."
While Mr. Warren was talking a well
femwn attorney came up, and the reporter
tutcing to bim asked if from a legal point
of view condemnation proceedings need
catse any considerable delay with the
pot to fflce building.
Not necessarily," was the reply. "Of
course nothing can be done in the way of
condemnation proceedings until the
United States court mets in Peoria
Apiil 1, but in need not take a great deal
of 1'me then, and the government need
not be delayed in adopting its plans mean
whi e. In a word, everything can be
arranged except the actual erection of the
buil iing this winter, and soon after April
1 tha work of construction could go for
ward. To tell the truth there would not
be much done in the wjy of building be
fore the middle of spring, anyway." '
A Wrong Impression.
Tlie people of Ro .k Island may right
fully resent the insinuating slurs some of
the Davenport papers are casting on the
city in connection with the finaf location
of the Hennepin canal terminus. Rock
Island as a city has made no fight on the
established route, one selfish individual
may have done so, and may have suc
ceeded in delaying the work of actual
construction and in causing the govern
ment considerable trouble, but the pjople
of Rock Island most assuredly, disclaim
any part in such proceedings. When the
specitl commission was appointed, and
expressions were in order, they were pre
sented, but not until then. Bock Island
may have bad its preference as to a
route. So did Davenport, and the latter
city resolved through its Business Men's
associ ition before resolutions were in or
der. Rock Island has no cause for regret
for anything it did in the matter. But it
should not be blamed for the attempted
representations of any one man, espec
ially v ben that one man has proven the
worst enemy, not only of the citj, but of
the He inepin canal .
B. B rkenfeld oSirs tor sale his entire
stock .cf books, stationery, confectionery
and tojs, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete. Also his property for sale or
rent for any number of years to suit
A baadsume complexion is one of the
greatest charms a woman can possas
Pozzon.'s Complexion powder gives it.
a. DBBAM OF H&PFIHESS
May be followed by a morning of "I Grippe.1'
Easily, and why? Because tbe displacement of
corerina in bed, aneglected draught from partly
closed window, an open transom connected with
a windy eitry in a hotel, may convey to yonr nos
trilB and l ines the death-dealing blait. Terrible
and swift ure the inroals made by this new des
troyer. The medicated akoiolic principle in
Hostetter'rf Btomaeh Bitters will check the dire
complaint. A persistence in this preventive of its
further development will absolntely checkmate
the dangerous milady. TJnmedicated alcoholic
stimulant are of little or no value. The Just me
dium in the Bitters. Nolesseffictcionsis it in cases
of malaria, biiliousnese, constipation, rheumatism,
dyspepsia and kidney trouble. Th weak are
usually those npon whon disease fastens first.
Invigorate with the Bitters.
W - a.lar"
Used ia Millions of Homes 40 Yiars the Standard.
About a Doaen of the Brave Caddies In
jured Sertooaly Large Grata Eleva
tor and Other Property Destroyed, Resulting-
In a Loss of 200,00O Great
Damage Caused by Forest Flrea ln Min
nesota The Town of Hinckley Has at
Close CaTt Wisconsin Forest Fires. -1
MIJ.NEAFOLIS, Sept. 25 The Flour City
had a narrow escape yesterday afternoon
from a terrible calamity, both to her
brave firemen and to her flour mills. A
fierce fire and a strong wind were the two
elements of danger. The flames baa birth
in the Moore Carving Machine company's
five-store brick structure. This was filled
with inflammable material and in a trice
it was a mass of flames. The workmen
had barely time to scramble down the
stairways without coats, hats or pails.
Next to the factory stood the huge eleva
tor C of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St.
Paul railway with its huge annex. This
is leased by the Empire Elevator com
pany. Here were stored 61,000 bushels of
wheat and they with the dry as tinder
building were food for the flames. The
fire soon attacked the elevator though by
this time the entire fire department was
on the ground. Chief Runge perceiving
that the flames were in the high tower of
the elevator sent nearly a score of his men
up on tbe roof of tbe annex with lines of
hose to fight the fire.
In Imminent Peril.
Apparently there was no fire under
them aud as that was the only way to
reach tbe seat of the fire Chief Kunge
took the risk, it was a dreadful risk. Of
a sudden there came a loud explosion and
a great stream of fire burst from one end.
Another stream broke forth to the left of
the men. An involuntary groan escaped
from the watching throng as the smoke
and flames shut the little band of firemen
from view. "They've fallen through,"
was the cry on many a lip. But no, a
break in tbe cloud of smoke suddenly dis
closed them to view, making a wild rush
for the three ladders. Many reached
them, but a groau went up as one, two,
three, four, live of the men fell or jumped
from their narrow footing- Again the
smoke lifted ami then: on the very ledge
stood a fireman, apparently dazed and
not knowing what to do.
The List of Injured.
"Slide down the hose!" yelled thecrowd.
The man heard, and grabbing tbe big
bose at his feet be shot down through the
flames and reached the ground without
dropping. The work of sescuing the fire
men was prompt from necessity. They
were taken in the patrol wagon to St.
Barnabas hospital. The list is as follows:
Captain Lent, badly burned; Assistant
Chief Canterbury, leg broken,' badly
burned and internally injured; Jehu
Guise, badly burned; William Cole, badly
burned; Captain Foster, badly burned
and insensible; Captain William Malone,
badly burned; Captain Pierce, bones
broken; Xicbolas Love, badly hurt; Cap
tain Hanley, leg broken. Ot these Mitch
ell, Foster and Canterbury are in tbe
worst shape. The doctors have hopes of
them all, however.
Gotten Under Control.
Meanwhile the flames were making
great headway, and the wind was straight
in tbe direction of the milling district.
The wind carried embers in every direc
tion, and flames burst our, in a dozen
places at once. A number of small stores
were entirely destroyed and a number of
others scorched, but no further large dam
age resulted, tbe department having at
length, after two hours ot work, got the
fire under control. Ten building in all
were destroyed, which, with their con
tents, brings the total loss up to fcJOO.OOO,
the insurance aggregating half that
amount. Tbe fire caused tbe suspension
of travel on the inter-urban line and all
electric lines in the southern portion of
the city. Trains on the C, M. and St. P.
road were also blocked from reaching
their depot and yards for six hours.
THE FOREST FIRES.
The Town of Hinckley. Minn., Narrowly
ST. PAtX. Sept. .25. A special to Tbe
Pioneer Press from Hinckley, Minn.,
says: From Wednesday morning until
yesterday afternoon the destruction of
this town was looked npon as almost a
certainty and as it is, tbe danger is by no
means ended. Fire breaks have been
plowed entirely around the town, how
ever, and the citizens begin to feel com
paratively safe. The forests are aflame in
every direction. Clouds of smoke obscure
the sun and there is a pungent odor ot
burning pine. As to the losses in this
vicinity no reliable estimate cannot be
Heavy Iass of Lumber.
A. J. Lammers has lost four lumber
camps and the Brennan Lumber company,
loses three. A man came in last night
and reports all the region between here
and the lake burned over. Shulenberg &
Berklaw Lumber company have had
about 10,000,000 feet of standing pine
burned. Lamb & Son 25,000,000 feet and
Brennan probably 50,000,000. Just what
the loss on this will be cannot be dis
covered until it is possible to enter tbe
woods and make an examination. It
will, however, be not less than one-third
and may possibly, owing to the extreme
dryness of the lumber, go as high as one
half of the whole amount.
Wisconsin Forest Fires.
Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 25. The forest
fires completely surround the towns o f
Pittsville and Dexterville, Wood county,
Wis., and the entire population is out
fighting tbe flames. Tbe gravest fears
are felt for both places. The aoo-acre cran
berry marsh of Samuel U ilea, near Dex
terville, is entirely burned. Loss, C&000.
Dispatches to Tbe Sentinel from Hartley
report that rains have quieted the fire in
that region. Near Weyauwaga, Wau
paca county, two men are reported to
Lave burned to death.
Wisconsin Villages Destroyed.
ST. PAUL, Sept. 25. The villages of
Perly and Comstock, Barron county, Wis.,
are reported to have been burned by the
forest fires; also tbe sawmill, boarding
houses, shops, etc., of the Retau Lumber
company. Several thousand feet of stand
ing timber in Barron county belonging
to Laird. Norton & Co., of Winona, has
been destroyed, and other lumbermen will
lose very heavily.
NEBRASKA REPUBLICAN TICKET.
A. M. Post, of Columbus, Nominated for
secretary of State.
Lincoln, Sept. 23. Chairman Watson
called tbe Republican state convention to
srder andaftersome preliminary business,
tbe n smination for a candidate for asso
ciate justice of tbe supreme court waa
declared in order and after a stubborn
eon test, A. M. Post, of Columbus, was
nominated on tbe fourth ballot receiving
H votes, A. Cobb, of Lincoln, the
ehief justice, received 126 votes,- M. B.
Reese, 136 and W. H. Morris 17. Post's
nomiuation was made unanimous. For
regents of the state university Senator H.
P. Thumway. of Dawson county, and
Cbarlen Maple, of Douglas county, were
nominated on the first ballot and tbe con
vention adjourned sine die.
There was a little difference of opinion
on the financial and transportation ques
tion amongst the committee on resolu
tions, but it was finally resolved to place
the Republicans of Ohio ou record as de
claring for honest money and indorsing
the Republican legislation of the last con
gress on the silver question. An equita
ble adjustment of freight rates, fair alike
to the farmer, shipper and the railroad,
is demanded, and the McKinley tariff law
and the principal of reciprocity are warm
ly indorsed. The administration of Pres
ident Harrison is indorsed, and the Ne
braskans point with pride tothe diplomatic
victories achieved by the state and agri
cultural departments under tbe present
Republican administration in tbe admis
sion of American pork into France aud
Germany and England Want FiTO Acres
Apiece at the Fair.
Chicago, 'Sept. 15. England and Ger
many Lave each applied for about five
acres of space in the World's fair build
ings for their exhibits. The applications
were made by Sir Henry" T. Wood and
James Dredge, representing tbe govern
ment of Great Britain, and by Herr A.
Wermuth, imperial commissioner from
Germany. The requests made by the for
eign commissioners staggered the World's
fair officials. They expected that England
and Germany would be largely repre
rented at the fair, but tbe thought never
occurred to them that these two powers
would ask for ten acres of space. This
request is significant," said an official. "It
may be accepted as a forecast of the report
that will be made to the governments of
Great Britain and Germany when the
commissioners return. It means that
they will give the World's fair their un
qualified indorsement and recommend the
exteusive participation ot English and
German manufacturers and artists.
WATER 25 CENTS A DRINK.
Much $uflering Among Home Seekers In
Gl THUlF., O. T, Sept. 25. A courier just
ia from Chandler says tbe situation there
is a terrible one, and that hundreds of peo
ple are leaving. Muddy, nauseating water
sells for 25 cents a glass and horses are dj
iug by tbe score for want of it. Ou the
road to Guthrie no water is to be had for
twenty, miles and the roadside is lined
with exhausted teams and people. The
crowd is becoming desperate, and unless
the town site is opened . soon riot and
bloodshed will follow. Bread is 50 cents a
loaf, lemons 25 ceuts each, ham and bacon
81 a pound, and other things in propor
tion. The Searles' Will Case.
SALEM, Mass., Sept. 25 The third day's
session of the hearing of the Hopkins'
will case was devoted to an examination
of Searles with reference to his disposi
tion of tbe Great Barriugtou and other
New England property. He said that the
bouse at the former place was built at his
suggestion at a cost of $150,000. On the
wedding trip his wife asked him if he
would like to own the house, and when he
assented she made it over to hi in. He
declared that he had never suggested
S. V. White Co. to Resume Business.
New York, Sept. 25. It is said that tbe
finances of S. V. Wbite & Co. are not
only in much better shape than was at
first considered, but that Jay Gould baa
insisted upon putting whatever money
tbe bouse lacked at its disposal, and that
it would resume business within a week
or ten days. The liabilities of Mr. White
are placed by those who claim to know at
fully $3,000,01)0, with comparatively small
Base Ball hcor.es.
CHICAGO, Sept. 25. -Scores on the dia
mond yesterday resulted: At Boston
Boston, 5; Philadelphia, 2. A Brooklyn
New York, 0; Brooklyn, 6. At Chicago
Pittsburg. 4; Chicago, 7. At Cleveland
Cleveland, 5; Cincinnati, 1
Association: At Philadelphia Ath
letic, 9; Washington, 8. At Baltimore
Boston, 9; Baltimore, 6. At Milwaukee
Milwaukee, 5; Columbus, 4.
The Grip Appears in New York.
New Yokel, Sept, 25. The health au
tborities are of tbe opinion that before the
end of tbe week tbe people of this city will
awaken to the fact that tbe grip is here
again. So far tbis week an increase of
forty-nine deaths has been reported over
the corresponding week last year from
respiratory diseases. President Wilson,
of the board of health, is one of the grip's
femallpoa in Mexico.
New YoitK. Sept. 25 Mr. Ramon
Velez, of this city, has received word
fronrSenor Joaquin Ramos Quintana, his
agent in the city of Campeche, Mexico,
that a plague of smallpox is raging there.
Senor Quintana says that over 1,000 cases
and more than 200 deaths have been re
ported. Moreover, the disease seems to
be spreading. The people are panic
stricken. Flames at Sharpsburg, Ky.
Mount Sterling. Ky., Sept. 25 News
has been received here of a (30,000 fire at
Sharpsburg, twelve miles north of this
place. W. H. Ratliff & Sons grocery,
postoffice building and residence of Mrs.
Wood, postmistress, Joe Sharp's drug
tore, H. A. Vice's livery stable, and Mrs.
Henry's residence were destroyed. Cause
not known. Very little insurance.
Murdered Father and Son.
Des Moines, Sept. 25. Two years ago
James Robertson and bin son Jasper,
dairymen of Harlan, Ia., mysteriously
disappeared. J. K. Cumberland was ar
rested in St. Joseph on suspicion yester
day and confessed that be murdered both
men. He was taken to Council Bluffs for
safe keeping as great excitement prevaile
OVfl C S NTIRE
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.
Early hnv .... .
choice styles a, -
not b-j replaced. r-'H
j HENRIETTAS. SCAE?
I Wear headquarter
Hock Is J and. i;
the largest stock o
Furniture and Car
IN THE THREE, CITIES,
1525 and 1527
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and our couipetitij-. .; ;
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S. B. S. Shoe H J
Loaded with b r .i;r.i
Secon'l and U irr:vi l'Av?:'.3
113 and 115 Brady S:ivet.
ROOMS 50c to $1.00 Per Day.
ST. JAMES HOTEL
Corner Twenty-third street and Fourth avenue. .... f fH E HU'sb 2-1
WILLIAM HAWTHORNE, Proprietor.
Thi house h )aitben refitted thronghoat and it now in A No. 1 i . ; l!!.-i'Jfi,l
per a ay uoate and a desirable ran.i.r b
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