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THE AliGUt; TUESDAY. SEPTEM BE H 29. 1891.
Tne Lendon tonight.
Some nice Tokay gratei at Young'.
"Toe Old, Old 8torj" at the theatre
Mr. and Mrs. Will It. Johnson s lent
Sunday at Clinton.
John A. Llphatdt and F. M. Feai ter,
of Hilled!e, were in the city yesterday.
Grover Clevelmid has just b?en torn
inDubuq ie. He is the son of a mo'or
neer on the electric line.
Miss Kite Kelly, who has beenvisiiing
friends in the ciiv the pst few days, re
turned jestcrtiny to home in Chicago.
Mai. and Mrs. H. C. Connelly left on
the Omaha vestibule train this morn ng
on a Tisit of several weeks with tl eir
children in the west.
The Kock Island public library bo ird
held its regular meeting last evening, and
allowed bills of McCabc Bros.' for fS.-JO;
Mitchell en Lynie, 60.
The funeral "of John Heittmann of
South Rock Island took place yesterdiy
aftenoon, Rev. C. A. Mennicke ol3
ciating. The pill bearers were: Messrs.
Henry Case. F. J. Norris, Harry Boftock,
Hermann Tonn, Frederick Erest and
"The Old, Old Story" which was suc
cessfully produced at the Lyceum theatre,
New York, by Daniel Frohman's stock
company of excellent artists will be set n
at Harper's theatre tonight. Our patrot s
of that line of excellent comedy will have
an opportunity to enjoy au evening c f
In view of yesterday 'sJWashingtoa dis
patch coooernivs the comnnncaicy cf
Rock Isiuud arSLSi.l there has been con
siderable regft t xp'essed in Rork Islanil
over the possibility of Capt. Lyon bemi:
relieved cf coinmd, snJ whatever
changes are ma e it is indeed to he hoped
the captain will remain at the arsenal
Not since the days of Col. Flagler hat
there been an officer in command of the
arsenal who has taken such pride in his
work there, or who has been as popular
in the community s U Capt. Lyon. He
appears to be a man after Gen. Fiagltr's
own heart, for certainly no one could
have done mre to further the work and
policy of Gen. Flagler here than has
An announcement was made on Satur
day that ex-Rabbi Freuder would talk
Sunday afternoon from the pulpit of the
Christian chapel. The Cull resulted in a
packed cburch. Tiere were only a
I: : . l i - T . : . i l
ent. II a Tehersed tfce ectire situa
tion, eiTing hi reasons for certain
actions in a manner that often brought
the house down, and the audience i
applauded often, and they seemed to j
enjoy his amusing rem irks. He ex
plained why be liked and drank beer
and bow he came to attend masquerade
halls, also the charge that he shrunk from
Jewih society and sought that of the
christians, to which he merely said.
I plead guilty," allowing the people to
draw their An infer"c?. Rabbi Fall
was seated in the audience, and seemed
to eagerly graan each sentence of Mr.
Freuder's speech . At the conclusion al
moit the entire audience went forward
and shook hands with Mr. Freuder.
A Plea for Mr. I'm Kelnotatement.
Hampton. Sept. 28. Tne following
resolutions were unanimously adopted by
William McDaniel post, No. 595. G. A.
Whereas. Comrade A. D. Cox was
discharged from the work now being
done by the United States government at
Hampton, 111., without just cause, he
being the only old soldier in that depart
ment of the work, and
Whereas, There are now men em
ployed who ore cot even citizens of this
Whereas. It looks as if Comrade Cox
was discharged because he was an old
soldier, contrary to the resolution of con
gress giving the old soldier the preference
on government work; therefore be it
Resolved. By the comrades of William
McDaniel post No. 595, G. A. R, of
Hampton, Ills , that they censure the
officers in charge of the work for allow
ing it to be done, and bo it further
Resolved, That a copy be sent to The
Rock Island Argus with a request that
it publish the same.
B. Birkenfeld offers tor s ile his entire
stock of books, stationery, confectionery
and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete. Alio his property for sale or
rent for any number of years to suit
A DEBAM OF H&FPIHE8S
Haybe followed by a morning 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'wlndy entry in a hotel, may convey to your nos
trils and lungs the death-dealing blast. Terrible
and swift are the inroads made by this new des
troyer. The medicated alcoholic principle in
Hostetter'a Btomaeh Bitten will check the dire
complaint. A persistence in this preventive of its
farther development will sbsolntely checkmate
the dangerous milady. Unmedicated alcoholic
stimulant are of little or no value. The Just me
diant Ik the Bitters. No less effioclons is it In cases
of malaria, billioasoess, constipation, rnenmatism,
ricm-nnia and kidnev trouble. The weak are
usually those npon when disease fastens first.
Invigorate with tne Hitlers.
The Chicago and Iowa depot at Steward,
111., was entirely destroyed by fire.
E. Singleterr died at Elkhorn, Wis., in
his 94th year. He was a pioneer in Wi
consin. Three Americans doing business in Val
paraiso have been arrested by tbe Chilian
Tbe drought in Illinois has been brokeu
by copious rains in many parts of tbe
The schools at Farmer City, Ills., have
been closed owing to an epidemic of diph
theria. Proceedings have been begun in court
to test the legality of the Tennessee con
vict lessa system.
Two men and sixteen head of cattle were
cremated in a wreck on the Northern Pa
cific road near Buffalo, X. D.
It is officially stated that 600 buildings
remain standing at Consuegra, Spain.
There were 2,100 before the floods.
An endowment association known as the
Golden Grail has been placed in the hands
of a receiver by the superior court of Bos
ton. "Red Leary" O'Brien, the notorious
Chicago crook, is under arrest at New
York for robbing an Albany man of f 10,
Eleven stores at Maquon, Ilia, were
destroyed by fire, including the bank, a
grocery, a furniture store and several
John S. Sinclair, a North Dakota far
mer, has just learned that he is beir to
the title and estates of the Scotch earl of
Emmett B. Stanley, superintendent of
the money order department of the At
lanta (Ga.) postoffice, has been arrested
charged, with embezzling $1,500.
Drexel, Morgan & Co., of New York,
hive received subscriptions for $700,000
more than was required to liquidate the
Moating indebtedness of the Union Pacific
A Russian nihilist will leave Itostrn
this week on a secret mission to his na
l ive country at the immiueul risk of clos
ing his career in Siberia or on a Russian
A statue of the pope has been unveiled in
Washington. It is a present to the Roman
Catholic university from a wealthy citiztn
of New York, and is said to be a work of
great artistic merit,
John W. Mackay, the millionaire, with
a select party., arrived at New York yes
terday, four days, twelve hours and twenty-eight
minutes out from San Francisco,
beating the record made by Herman Oel
richs in August nearly four hours. Mm
kay had to be in New York yesterday on
Miss Frances Willard celebrated the
fUty-fourth anniversary of her birth at
her cottage at Evanston, Ills., yesterday.
Her friends gathered at the cottage to
congratulate her and present her with
mementoes of the occasion. Telegrams
of congratulation were received from
many persons of distinction, among tbeni
the poet Whittier.
It iVas luo lr Jim Halt.
CniCAGO, Sept, 29. Eight hundred men
witnessed a Fnarrimr match at Batterv I
last night between Jim Hall, the Austral- '
lan, and Tommy Ryan, of Chicago. Hall .
completely outclassed the ambitious
welter-weight, and made him look absurd. :
Ryan was nowhere, and Hali was very
Might Have Been TTorse.
The Princess Charlotte, daughter of
George IV, was a young woman of great
f pirit and originality. One day she took
i fancy to make her will, and in it be- .
cneatked all her property to one of her ,
teachers. He was imprudent enough to
I eep the document, and was, in conso
ls nence, dismissed as soon as it was dis-
The gentleman who then undertook
his duties did so with great zeal, and
had reason to find one, at least, of his
corrections productive of good.
He chanced to enter the room when
the princess was reviling one cf her at
t ndant ladies, in great wrath, and after
giving her a lecture on hasty speech, he
presented her with a book on the subject.
A few days later he found her 6till
more furious and rising language even
"I' am sorry to find your royal high
ncss in such a passion," said he. "Your
royal highness has not read the book I
"I did, my lord," cried she tempestu
ously. "I both v&i it and profited by
it. Otherwise I should have scratched
her eyes out!" Youth's Companion.
North Dakota's Wheat Crop in
LOUD CALL FOR MEN AND MACHETES
Had the Refusal.
A Lack of Laborers Threatens the Farm
ers with Heavy Loss Eighty Per Cent,
or the Grain Still In the Field in
Shocks, the Easy Trey or a Season of
Wet Weather One Hundred Thresh
ing Machines Wanted Hight Away to
Save the Crop.
ST. PatL, Sept, 29. If the immense
wheat crop of North Dakota is to be
saved men and threshing machines mutt
be hustled iu there within the next few
days. Tbe St. Paul Jobbers' union has
aroused to the necessity of helping out
the farmers, and a special committee
which made a thorough tour of the state
has made public tbe following report:
"Interchange of information developed pe
culiar conditions in the section of coun
try bounded by the Red river, the North
ern Pacific, the Devil's lake region and
the northern limit of North Dakota.
Crops are equally large in Minnesota and
other parts of the Dakotas, but tbe com
munities are older, and consequently bet
ter able to take care of them. -
Why Laborers Are Scarce.
"Successive partial crop failures for the
past two or three years, coupled with the
absolute immensity of their present crop,
find the farmers in that young and newly
settled district wholly .unprepared to per
form the increased labor thrown on them.
Instead of the regular increase in popula
tion by immigrationuch as had occurred
for many previous years, there has no
doubt been a decrease, so that, although
harvest hands have been in active demand
at high wages, few could be secured, for
the simple reason that they are not their.
F.oihthe Northern Pacilic ancftfae Great
Northern railways have been sending men
up there for two months past at nomiu-l
rates of fare, but the demand is far from
The Crop Still in the Fields.
"This scarcitv of men has prevented the
stacking if gr iin, as is done in all tbe
older sectii.i. of the northwest, and to
day at least Ki per cent of the wheat
stands iu shocks in the fields where it
grew. In tbis condition it is un
protected from damage by rain,
and should a long period of wet
weather set in not unseasonable any
where during October there is no telling
what damage may be done or how much
of the magnificent crop may be untimate
ly lost. In order to keep all the threshing
machines in the section at work, tbe farm
ers are helping each other and threshing
from the shock, it takes about twenty
five men to keep a machine runuiug iu
this way, including the numler hauling
from the scattered shocks.
A Demand fur Machines.
"In many localities where crops have
been poor or hare failed before there are
no threshing machines to be had, and
even this "help-your-neighbor"' class of
work is not being done. Competent au
thority savs that lnO additional machines
can find throe months' steady work in
North Dakota at better prices than are
usually paid. It is certain that all who
can be induced to go there can do so.
About forty-five days more remain for
plowing before the grouud will freeze,
when it cannot be done. It need hardly
be said that practic-tlly no plowing has
yet been done, for this work is never com
menced anywhere until the grain hs
been entirely secured, either by stacking
or threshing from the shock.
Importance of Prompt Action.
"If the Nor'h Dakota farmers are left to
themselves the season wiil end with no
plowing done. Without fall plowiug next
year's crop u; there, with a season shorter
at both ends than in this latitude, will
be a great hazard, to say tbe least.
It is of the utmost importance, therefore,
that this present crop be got out of dan
ger at once. :i order that the farmers can
get to plowing, and tbis is one of their
greatest causes for present anxiety. The
Northern I'acinc and threat Northern rail
ways are not relaxing their efforts to fend
men op there and will not, although the
Northern Pacific people are having a
somewhat decreased demand, while it
shows no sign of abatement in portions of
the Great Northern system.
Most Urgent Need at Present.
"Just now, however, the mot urgent
need seems to be threshing machines with
crews to operate them. There are no new
machines in the bands of dealers anywhere
in tbe northwest, but we believe there are
plenty of them iu the hands of their own
ers within a radius of 200 miles south and
southwest of St. Paul not in nse. We have
concluded that no greater good to north
western interests in general could be done
than to put these facts before the owners
of any threshers that we could find within
reasonable distance of us."
'S5ay, Sam, did you see de man about
"Oh, yes, I seed him, and be gib me de
refusal ob de house."
"How long did he gib you de refusal
"I'oreber. He refused to hab anything
to do wid me." Texas Sittings-
Used is Millions of Home 40 Years the Standard.
AND NOW IT'S THE WOMEN.
A Girl Shot by a Married Woman In
Shawxeetown. Ills., Sept. 29. Mrs
White shot and instantly killed Miss
Belle Jamison yesterday. Tbe dead
woman first attcaked Mrs. White with a
club, then drew a revolver and fired one
shot at Mrs. White. Tbe latter seized
the revolver and shot her assailant twice
in the breast and through tbe head, death
ensuing instantly. Tbe girl had been
worLing for Mrs. White, and became en
raged at being discharged. The coroner's
jury returned a verdict of justifiable
Hoeing Kesnlts at Chicago.
CHICAGO, Sept. 2U. The winning horses
at Garfield park course yesterday were as
follows: Miss Nelson, mile, l:02i; Fan
King, mile, 1:14: Martin Russell, 1
miles. 8:0 in second beat, the first being a
dead beat witb Uood Bye in 1:5K,; Ernest
Race, 1 1 IB miles, l:4?i; Forerunner,
1 1-10 miles, 1:50; Gorman, 1 mile, 1:45;
Exclusion, mile, 1:02.
Drove the First Hallway Stake at Chicago.
Middletown, N. Y.. Sept. 29. Arcli-
bald R. Taylor, a civil engineer, died at
bis home in Pine Brush yesterday morn
ing, aged 80 years, lie assisted in the
original sur;y of tbe Erie railroad, p.ad
was the first man to drive a railroad ataka
in Chicago, after a tedious tramp of forty
days, in 183.
The Checker Championship.
CHICAGO, Sept. 89. Tbe checker cham
pionship games, twenty-four in all, were
concluded last evening. The final score
was Barker, 3; Red, V; drawn, XL Charles
F. Barker, of Boston, tarn winner of the
tournament, took the parte of 1,000.
Bold Bescoe of a Prisoner.
St. Stephes, N. B., SepL 29. Thomas
Mahar, proprietor of an illicit liquor
bop, escaped from jail Saturday, but was
recaptured. On his way back to prison
three men with blackened faces and long
rubber coats rnshrd out cf tbe bushes
and, covering the escort with revolvers,
compelled them to liberate tbe prisoner,
whom they took across the border into
Took the Oath or Office.
New York, Sept 29. The new collector
of the port, Francis Hendricks, took the
oath of office) yesterday. His bonds
men are Edward B. Judson, Senator
Frank Hiscock. Vice President Morton
and Colonel Elliot Shepard. They quali
fied in an aggregate sum of 200,000.
The Weather We May Expert,
Washington, Sept. 89. The following are
the weather indications Tor twenty-four hoars
from 8 p. ru. yesterday: For Iowa Fair,
cooler weather in eastern, stationary temper
ature in western portion; varUble wind: fair
Wednesday. For Wisconsin Loral showers
in northern, fair in southern portion: general
ly cooler; westerly winds. For I'pper Michi
gan Showers: westerly winW: warmer
Wednesday. For Lower Michigan Local
showers; cooler weather; westerly winds. For
Illinois Fair weather, preceded by showers
In extreme eastern portion; cooler; northwest
erly winds. For Indiana Local showers;
westerly winds; generally cooler.
Chicago. Pept. 28.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat No. 2 September,
opened and closed M&c; December, ojtened
and closed W;c; year, opened and closed
W&c.. Corn No. 2 September, opened SOHic,
closed SlMic; X-tober, opened 4!'sc, dosed Slgci
year, opened 43?4c, closed OHt No -
September, opened 280, closed aHic: Oc
tober, opened aud cIommI SS'c; May, opened
and closed 3(?sc. Pork October, t)ei.ed
closed December, opened
fltt.12, clo!cd Slo.l; January, opened
5i2.4, closed Si;..". Lard-October, oiiened
Live stock Following were the prires at
the I'nion s-toelc yards today: lios Market
fairly active on packing an i shi,iiiii.- ac
count; feeling rather week and price iljilUj
lower: due to the poor quality, wiles ranged at
Siuo1fr4.15plits.4.irjr".ouliltht. Ji.Ku l.tt.iroimli
packing, J4.dt.'i.;i I mixed, and it.Ii'tw.li heavy
packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Market rather active on local and
shipping account, and prices fairly well sup
ported; quotations rar.ed at S.'i.W,ryi..5
prime to shipping steers, $4."i04i..i good to
fancy do, JiVni.'t.-K) common to fair do. J-i.rog.
butchers' steers, '-!- stockers. fS.li
t3.30 Texans. SiVta4.J rangers. JiTna3.o
feeders, fl-ioci'til cows, Jl.i&iW hulls, and
Si.Vijfr5.U0 veal calves.
Sheep Market iairiy active and prices
unchanged: quotations rauged at $Xr0ji.35
western, i3.324.TS native and S3.5nwj.riU
Produce: Butter Fancy separator. 2' per
lb; dairies, fancy. fresh.lSffJU,;; packing stocks
fresh, tec. EgKS Loss off. ITe cr doa. Live
poultry Old chickens 1' ier lb: spring. llSjc;
roosters. 5iiJic; turiey, mixed, I V; ducks.
ii!6c; spring. 10ilic. Potatoes Home
grown, 3,i-S5 per Mick: Wisconsin and Michi
gan, fair to choice. -Vi pr bu: siveet pota
toes, Baltimore, fiutt'.-i'i per bbl; Jerseys
$;i.3rT?3 j1. Apples-tjtven cooking, Tjc&Llo
per hbl; eating, l.-Jii..nL
New Vol k.
New York. Sept. 38.
Wheat No. - red winter asii. SL'3'i:
do October. Sl.fC do December, l.t.
Corn No. 2 mixed cah, 61c: do September,
Cic; do Decemter, f4'Hc. Oats 0.uiet: No.
2 mixed cash. :i2e: do October. JiPL-. Kye
Nominal: Mi-tHx.-. Barley Nominal: "3;!.,4c
for No. t Milwaukee; SWc for fancy Canada.
Pork Quiet; new mesa. ill.T.'tl2.i Lard
yuiet: October. $.9U; December.
Live Stock: Cattle Trading active for a!l
grades at an advance of 15 jicr l'U lbs: poor
est to best rative steers. f3.S'4'i-'.U per Hmlbs;
Texans and Colorado. -.H",i5..i0; bulis and
dry cows. $-Uif?;i.'i. Sho p aul Lambs
In active demand: lambs advanced strong Ho
per lb: sneep. 3.."ii.V.X)a er 10J lbs: lanius,
$'i.iWJ'. ji. rogs Market weak; live hou
3.M&5.tU per I'M 11.
IMI C NTIRE
Our linen, department is full
and running over with desirable
things at low prices.
Special tor this week:
Turkish towels, good size,
Turkish towels, extra,
Huck towels, all linen, good quality,
3 1-2C !
Elegar.t line 0
Special vol... 'e-M,
- "uesaitav I
nui get ourd-,,
caps and jac.;
Rook Island, mi,,,
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carp
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
124, 12G and 128
ISSUED BY THE
Davenport and Rock Island
Operating all the 'lines of Street Rail
ways m the Cities of
Davenport, Iowa, and
Rock Island and Moline, 111.
Combined Population over 60,000-
Illinois Trust (i Savings Bank,
TRUSTEE FOR BONDHOLDERS.
Bonds may be registered in name of
Denominations. $500 and $1,000
Dated July 1, 1891. Dne in series
from ten to twenty years-
Interest payable January and July
in Chicago or New York, at the option
This block of $450,000 of bonds now
offered by us, subject to prior sale, is secured
by a first mortgage which is a first lien upon
property of the Company which has cost it
over 51,300,000 in cash.
The Company has forty-four miles of
track, and lclul ownership of all the
street railway in the three cities.
The capital stock of the Company is
owned by prominent Chicago and local
The Company's income and expenses
aiu now averaging as follows:
Gross etirnUvjs per annum. . . .$211,538.30
Operating expenses per annum VH.292.62
Net earnings per annum $76,245.68
Deduct interest on $600,000
Surplus for dividends for stock-
- A copy of Engineer Cole's full report,
together with copy of trust deed and nnr
Attorney's opinion approving legality of
issue, we shall be pleased to furnish on
application; also any other Information
SEND FOR SPECIAL CIRCULAR GIVING
Subscriptions received lv MITCH
ELL & LYNDE. Bankers. Rock Island.
We recommend these bonds as a
safe and desirable investment. -
N. W. Harris & Co
163-165 Dearborn-st., Chicago.
TO atate-n , Boston. IS WaU-st , Hew York.
We Have PitclJ
and our competition irJ
' hit. The public ss
appreciate it an v
smile when they lea'
S. B. S. Shos
Loaded with barje
Second and Harrison sx-Di T
113 and 115 Brady Street.
ROOMS 50c to $1.00 Pr Day,
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
Comer Twenty-third street sod Fonrth trenoe. .... E0CK IS--1
WILLIAM HAWTHORNE, Proprietor.
This bouse has jast been refitted throughout and is now in A No. 1 ndmos. l-'i1
51.15 per day bouse and a deeirattle family Lou ..
Q)avenport Business College
COMPLETE IN ALT. DEPARTMENTS.
FOR CATALOGUES ADDRESS
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