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THE AliGUS; THUKS DAY. OCTOBER 8, 1891.
F.O. Toting is in Chicago.
Overgatters at the Boston.
Note David Don's advertisement on
See our Ladies Fair stitch shoe at $2 60.
J. II. Wiison went to Chicago last night
School bags fiee .with school Bhoes.
William Nowers, of Atkinson, was in
the city tcday.
See our new $2 50 shoe for men; new
styles i the Boston.""
Hon. Ben T Cable and T. B. Davis left
last night for Chicago.
H. C. Bowling, of Lexington, Ky., is
in' the city visiting friends.
Mis. .1. Sipe, of Dixon, Iowa, is visit
ing relatives in the city.
Buy your school shoes at the Boston
and receive a school bug free.
Free with every pair cf school shoes,
a nice school satchel. Baston.
Boy wanted immediately at the hard
ware store of E. Ilousman.
Supervisor Martin Schoonmaker, of Rey
nolds, was in the city today.
Mrs. J. M. Buford left this morning on
visit to friends in Chicago.
See advertisement of John T. Nof tsker
noting the leading stoves and mantels on
r 1 ft ft 1 . r T n
mrs. v... L. &rnai, oi uuron, u., is
visiting in the city with her son, Samuel
R. M. Wall, who has been cod fined to
to the house for some time, is again
able to be about.
C. R Fredericks, electrical engineer of
the tri-city street railways, has returned
from a visit to Chicago.
Lost A pocketbook containing three
railroad permits and some other articles.
Return to Crown restaurant.'
The Rock Island Ice company boys will
' give a grand masquerade ball at Armory
hall Saturday evening, Oct. 10.
George Dyson, of Rusbville, and chair-
main of the democratic county committee
of Schuyler county, is in the citv on a
few days' visit.
Mrs. R. Mason, who has been visiting
at the residence of Rev H C. Marshall
. on Thirteenth street, left this morning for
her home in Washing on. Pa.
Magistrate Wivill with becoming dig
nity and solemnity today united in mar
rUge William J. Evans and 5Iiss Mary
Bjchenteeo of Moline.
T. J. Looney, formerly manager of the
Western Union Telegraph company office
here, and .now located at Ottawa, was
calling on old friends here today.
Miss Jessie Perrine. of Buffalo. 2T. Y.,
has opened a studio at the- residence of
Prof. S. T. Bowlbv, 1414 Third avenue,
where she will give instruction in oil and
water color painting and ch'na decora
ting. Cora Grice, daughter of Ira Biddison
and wife, died at i s parents' home in
Davenport, yesterday afternoon at 3:30
o'clock of spasms. The funeral occurred
from the parents' home this afternoon at
The remains of the late Ira Coyre,
mention of whose dettb in Chicago by
being run over by the cars was made in
last night's Abgus, are expected in Rock
Island in the morning, when the arranges
cents for the funeral will be made.
Ex-Chief Noe, of the Davenport fire
department, hung pair of his patent
harness supporters in the central n:ine
house this morning, and they will no
doubt give such excellent satisfaction
they will be used for both teams of the
The Szhnell c!ur yesterday moved t
their rooms the library which was lately
purchased. Tbia together with the
books already jin possess on of the club
will make a good start in the way of a li
brary to which the club will constantly
J. C. Fink, the blind man who deserted
his wife here Tuesday night, was picked
up by the police yesterday and taken to
the armory and thence to the Rock Island
depot, which place the reunited family
started to look for a boarding house with
the avowed intention of going to Iowa
City this morning.
Elsewhere appears a communication
from Congressman Cable which will be
lead with interest. It gives notice of the
unexpected vacancy of the cadetshipfrom
.this congressional district in the Military
academy at West Point, and of a compe
titive examination at Monmouth, Dec. 29,
' with conditions necessary to be complied
with by applicants for the vacancy.
Billy Catton, the billiard expert, leaves
tomorrow morning for the east, where he
will ioin Wizard Schafer and make a
tour of eastern cities, giving exhibitions
V tlB. a TT
Used In Millions of Homes
at Cincinnati. Philadelphia, Boston and
New York, reaching t:e latter city in
tin e for the great contest between ' Scha-
er and Slosson, on the 26.h, and then
will go to Milwaukee to be present at tht
Carter-Ives contest on the 88;h.
The Ahous is in rc?ipt of a letter
froaC. A. Stoddard, of Maj. Macken
zie'! crps, wh U about to leave
Prairie du Coien, where he his been dur
ing the season. Ii it he says: "Oar
woi k at this place is finished for this
res son, and I am about to bid a reluctant
adiru to the comforts of a first class ho -til,
aid the pleasures of social life in the
preiiy and historic Utile city cf Prairie
A frtr less than a year's experience as
the wif.; of Charles B. Kauffman, E izt
L. Kiiiffman thinks she has had enough
of it. The couple were married Die. 9,
169, in Davenport, and the wife alleges
in ber petittoa for divorce that since their
mar ige defendant has become an habit
ual drunkard and subjects ber to cruel
and inhuman treatment, beating her with
his t.sts, threatening to kill her, and in
other ways asserting his rights as master
of tte house. Tue plaintiff was a widow
at the time of her marriage, by name
EIizr L Atwood, nee Wood. Davenport
The alarm of fire from the Sixth ward
shortly before one o'clock this af.ernoon
was t aused by an insignificant blaze at
Mailman P. J. Cary's house 2524 Sixth
avenue, which was subdued before the
arrival cf the firemen. Qiite a crowd
of pe9(Je congregated in the streets to
see tte paid firemen turn out, but the
boys have not got ibir "get there move'
jet, and probably will not to perfection
nntil the alarm system is perfected.
Taen tbey may be expected to be out
and flying 11 ceconds from the time the
alarm is sounded.
Wa er Hl pin, foreman of a crew of
linem n in the employ of the tri-city rail
w), and engaged in removing the poles
on Fif h avenue between Nineteenth and
Twenty first fell from a pole at the cor
ner of Fiftn and Twentieth this afternoon
and sustained piinful injuries. He was
rcmoviog the wire from a pole which had
been loosened at the base and begun to
totter. Mr. Hal pin was near the top cf
the polii when it began to fall and te
managed to bang on until within 15 feet
of the ground when a sudden lunge
through him to the ground heavily, his
head an1 back striking on rocks and in
fl cling painful injuries. He was carried
to a house near by and it is not believed
bis inju'ies are serious.
t'mxurr Frop.-rly Fut.
Rock Island. Ill , Sept. 9. Editor
Argus: I wis gratified to note the posi
tion of The Argus last evening with ref
erence to our local telephone service. I
tb'.nk it is time for the press to SDeak in
this matter. We -have all been too len-
ii nt toward the company which of late
bus bee i so inconsiderate of our
convenieace and interests in return. It
strikes one as strange that R ck Island
should have such miserable service in
contrast with that of otherjeitks, and also
with wha-. we used to have. Why is it
tbatRjck Island's telephone service has
been inclined to retrograde rather than
improve with the times as ought in the
common order of things to be expected?
To all appearances the company has
given us the benefit of all modern im
provements, and we ought surely have a
c.:rreFp-n iing improvement in the ser
vice. Yet we have not, and why?
Catarrh in Haw England.
Eij's Cream Balm gives satisfaction to
every one using it for catarrhal troubles.
G. K". Ke 1 r, druggis', Worcester, Mas?.
I believe Ely's Cream Btslm is the best
article for catarrn ever offered the public.
Bush & Co., druggists, Worcester,
An artic e of real merit. C. P. Alden,
druggist, Springfield, Macs.
Those wao use it speak highly of it.
George A. Hill, druggist. Springfield,
Cream Bilm has given satisfactory re-,
suits. W. P. Draper, druggist, Spring
B. Birket feld offers tor sale bis entire
stock of b03ks, stationery, confectionery
and toys, ice cream parlors and fixtures
complete. Also his property for sale or
rent for any number of years to suit
Potience Ktid gentleness are useful and
powerful, but tbey cannot cure a cough,
which however Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup
will always lo.
A DIlEAM 07 H&PFIHESS
May.be followed by a morning of "La Grippe."
Easily, and why? Because the displacement of
covering in bed, a neglected draught from a partly
clo ed window, an open transom connected with
a windy entry ii a hotel, may convey to yonr nos
trils and lunge the death-dealing blast. Terrible
andswift are the inroads made by this new des
troyer. The tiedlcated aUo'ioUc principle in
Hostettcr's Stomach Bitters will check the dire
complaint. A p :rsisten:e in this preventive of its
fnrther development will absolntely checkmate
the dangerous milady. Cnmedicated alcoholic
timnlant? are of little or no value. Tne Just me
dium ix the Bltte ra . No less effic scions it it in caset
of malaria, billio isness, constipation, rheumatism,
dyspepsia and.xldney trouble. Ths weak are
usually those noon whoa disease fastens first.
Invigorate with be Bitters.
-40 Yean, the Standard.
Why the Wires 'Were Put Coder Ground.
'"A superstitious reverence for the dead
accompl.ihed years ago in China some
thing that regard for the comfort and
safety of the living, even when aided by
judicial mandates and radical municipal
methods, has been only partially able to
accomplish in this country," said a tele
graph lineman who was in the employ of
the company that established the first tele
graph line in China.
"The telegraph wires are placed under
ground there, and if the company had not
bo disposed of them there would hare been
no telegraph lines in Cbyia to this day.
Dead ancestors are held in peculiar rever
ence in that curious country, and the cast
ing of a shadow upon the grave of an an
cestor ia looked upon by the Chinese as an
insult not to be borne, and it is always re-
I sented with impetuous rage. Now there
are no cemeteries or general burying
grounds in China, but every family's an
cestors, particularly in the rural districts,
are buried on the family premises.
"Consequently, every yard or garden is a
receptacle of ancestral remains, and ns
China is thickly populated the revered
bones of dead and gone Mongolian nroeen-
itors may be tound resting beneath every
tew rods of earth. When the telegraph
company went to work to put up the poles
on wnicn to hang its wires, the workmen
were embarrassed every little while by
wrathful Chinamen, who would rush an
grily upon certain poles and chop them to
the ground, and warn the workmen, with
much furious chatter, that they would put
them up again at their peril. The cause of
this interference was nnknown to the
workmen, who were at last forced to dis
continue the work, and explanation was
demanded by the authorities.
"Then it was learned that the poles that
were cut down had cast a shadow some
time during the day on the graves of re
vered ancestors of Chinamen, and the in
sult could be wiped out in no other way
but by summarily removing the poles, it
was found that this superstition was too
sacred a one among the Chinese to be over
come by persuasion or bribery, and at last
the telegraph company, as a matter of
economy and self protection, laid their
wires beneath the surface, where they have
been ever since." New York Sun.
Slam's Sacred Elephant.
The sanctity of a white elephant dates
from the earliest period of Buddhist histo
, ry. One of the proudest titles of the king
of Siam ia "Iord of the White Klephaut."
In 1SS2 a real white elephant, one who ex
celled all of his fellows in lauty, was
brought into Bankok with all the pomp
and ceremony that could possibly have at
tended the arrival of an emperor. He was
j quite an albino, the whole body being of a
, pale reddish color, with a few white hairs
on the back. The iris of the eye, the color
j of which is held to be a good test of an al-
Dino, was a pale naples yellow, in fact
more red than yellow.
The next day he was blessed and bap
tized in presence of the king and all the
nobility. One of the high priests of the
ceremony then presented the sacred beast
a piece of sugarcane, on which was writ
ten the elephant's name in full. The beast
readily devoured it proof that he had ac
cepted the honors conferred upon him.
The following is a translation of the in
scription that hangs over the stall of this
sacred Siamese elephant:
"This elephant is a lineal descendant of
the angels of the Brahmins. A perfect
beast in color, hair and nails; a scion of a
high and noble family; acquired by the
power and glory of his majesty, the king
of Siam. He is a source of power and an
attraction for rain; the purest of pure
crystal and of the highest value to his
owner, our king." liie elephant's con
stant companion is a white monkey from
Cevlon. St. Louis Republic.
Is Tennyson a Great Toet?
Is Tennyson a great poetf Vour reply to
that will depend on whether you think the
Nineteeth century is a great century. For
there can be no doubt that he represents
the century better than any other man.
The thoughts, the feelings, the desires, the
conflicts, the aspirations of our age are
mirrored in his verse. And if you say tha'
this alone prevents him from being great,
because greatness must be solitary and in
dependent, I answer, "Xo;" for the great
poet does not anticipate the conceptions of
his age; he only anticipates their expres
sion. He says what is in the heart of the
people, and says it so beautifully, so lucid
ly, so strongly, that he becomes their volte.
Now, if this age of ours, with its Renais
sance of art and its catholic admiration of
the beautiful in all forms, classical an
romantic; with its love of science and its
Joy in mastering the secrets of nature:
with its deep passion of humanity protest
ing against social wrongs and dreaming of
social regeneration; with its introspectiy.
spirit searching the springs of character
and action; with its profound interest in
theproblemsof the unseen and its reaction
from the theology of the head t the. re
ligion of the heart if this age of ours is a
great age, then Tennyson is a great poet,
for he is the clearest, sweetest, strongest
voice of the century. llev. Dr. Van Dyke
Taming Hamming Birds.
Humming birds are generally supposed
to be extremely timid and almost untam
able, but when their confidence is won,
which is an easy matter to those who un
derstand them, they are very fearless, and
the loveliest little pets in the world. We
tame them nearly every Beason, and they
come to us anywhere aroundt he place, and
when the doors are open make themselves
perfectly at home, even in the house. A
year or two ago I called my wife's attention
to the first one of the spring, as we were
sitting on the piazza, and when I called
him he came at once.and examined each of
us carefully, and then flew off.
I saw at once that it was one of onr pets
of the previous year, so I went in and pre
pared a small bottle of sugar and water,
and it was but a few minutes before be re
turned and at once took his dinner, as be
had been accustomed to. Unfortunately,
be had a mate who was bossing him and
who dragged him northward after be bad
paid ns but two or three visits. Forest and
The Tips Count Up. -
"That's a fine place," said an acquaint
ance, as we rolled past a pleasant mansion
in a Brooklyn street car.
He was right. The bonse was large and
high and well appointed, speaking of an
ample fortune and a well informed taste
Broad porches in front and at the side
communicate with the front walk and with
the garden. A beautiful garden this, not
apparently "Bkimped in size by the fact
that the land was worth (4,000 a city lot.
There was space enough in it for the very
pretty landscape gardening effects, for a
profusion of Bowers and some little fruit.
"It is, indeed," I replied. ''Do you know
"Yes," replied my acquaintance, with a
little chuckle, "he's a waiter in Delmon
Ico's, or was, rather." New York Cor.
A Bright Boy.
The gopher only remains a few seconds
in his hole, when he feels an irresistible de
sire to come out again and look about him.
Taking advantage of a knowledge of this
habit of theirs, a little boy eight years old.
who was lost for ten days in the prairies of
Assmiboia, loO miles north of the Canadian
Pacific railroad, in 1888, was able to save
his life. The boy wore lace boots with
leather laces, and used to spread a noose
made with a boot lace over a hole where he
had seen a gopher go in; then he would lie
down and wait for him to come ont again.
When a gopher, according- to his wont,
put his head 'out to the world, the little
boy pulled th string, caught him by the
neck andate him. As there was plenty of
rainwater In the holes about, the boy got
along very well in this way until a search
party rescued him. Blackwood's Maga-
A poorly dressed woman, sixty-five or
seventy years of age, and carrying a large
basket, boarded one of the west end cars,
looking about her in a discouraged sort of
way as she saw that all the seats were oc
cupied. A lady, at least fifteen years her
junior, who is .well known in Boston by
reason of her kindly heart and generous
impulses, waited just long enough to see
that all the men were suddenly absorbed
in their newspapers, then, rising, said
quietly: "Won't you take my seat,
madam?" The woman turned and flashed
a glance of angry and indignant scorn at
the speaker. "No, thank you," she snapped
ont in a tone that matched the look; "1
don't see as you're any better able to stand
than I am, if my hair ia gray." Boston
The Popular Game.
"It reminds me," she said sweetly, "of
married life. First, the play, the ball, the
long 'hop,' the drive for two, and the
match; then the long partnership, the at
tack and defense, the scores, the hits, and
the cuts; then the man going out, the fast
ball, the 'just a little too late; then the
break, the separation, and all is over."
A Wise Youth.
"Tommy is making quite
nimseir, I understand."
"Oh no. He's doing well, of course; but
he is sticking to the name bis pa and ma
made for bim." New York Truth. i
CAMPBELL AND THE EDITORS.
The Commercial Oazette Rrfuses to Blake
Colcmbcs, O , Oct.. 8 The Commercial
Gazette yesterday faiied to make the re
traction demanded by Governor Camp
bell. It referred to his telegr.ini in an ed
itorial and stated that it had alleged
nothing save the fact that the New York
Recorder published the assertions concern
ing the governor. It claims that, there
fore, it had nothing to reiract. After
reading the editorial Governor Campbell
sent the following telegram to his attor
neys at Cincinnati:
Will bo to the Courts Now.
"Please prepare a petitiou in libel against
The Commercial Gazette for republishing
yesterday's aiticlo from the New York
Recoider; also atlid.iviis for the arrest of
the managing editor or other proper per
son. There is not one word of truth in
the publication." He also sent telegran.s
to New York, Detroit, and Philadelphia,
instructing his lawyers to demand from
papers in those cities the name of the cor
respondent sending the libelous matter
they printed, and on their refusal to bring
The United States warship Yorktow n
has been ordered to Chili.
A meeting of the Fire Underwriters'
association of the northwest is in session
The treasury department purchased
BiVOtO ounces of silver at from $0 968 to
$0.9" per ounce.
A Chicago policemen had 'his pocket
picked the other day and didn't know it
until the thief had diseppeared.
Thomas Bishop.an old and wealthy dairy
firmer, dropped dead at his home in El
gin, Ills., of heart disease, aged G9.
It is reported in Berlin that the Russian
government is to issue a decree forbid
ding the exportation of wheat from that
A wild black bear, weighing 200 pounds,
was killed in the streets of Duluth. Hun
ger attracted the animal from the north
An unknown person assassinated Nels
Lundstrum near Republic, Mich. He h id
a large sum of money on his person.
which was not taken.
Farmer Foos, of Hackensack, N. Y.,
has had Joseph Wells, Charles Polhemis
and Charles Figg arrested for ducking
him in a farm pond.
Dr. Deems of New York. Is afraid that
if the liquor traffic is not stopped in that
city, he will be employed after death in
haunting the rumsellers.
Elizabeth Bisland.the feminine reporter
who acquired a reputation as a globe gii
dler, has been married to Mr. Chains
Vetmore. the head of tUe whaleba.k
Thefacullyof Wes'evan collece. Mid-
d'.etown. Conn , have prescred rules to
gjvern the visits of the youug men Mix
dents to the young womentudents, atid
t'ipy, especially the latter, are on tLe
point of open rebellion.
. Major McKinley, of Ohio, was in what
came within forty-five feet of being a ri.il
way collision yesterday. Disobedience of
orders caused two trains to met on tie
same track, and the major was aboard one
of them. Tuey were stopped before they
could come together just forty-five feet
Harry Hiatt. 17 rears of aire, and Miss
Charlotte O'Brien, two years younger, of
cigin, ma., ran awav to Lake Uenea,
and were married. They were accompa
nied by Perry I). Martin and Miss Mc
Comb, aged respectively 18 and 13, wno
were alse united in the holy bonds of mat
trimony. - .
Expelled Bishop Dnba.
IKDIANAPOLI8. Oct. 8 The conimittM
of the German Evangelical conference,
which has been investigating the case of
BishOD Dnba for th
ted its report Wednesday. The commit-
io uwiins mat tne trial proceedings
were instituted and romnletH in -,.
accordance with the church law; that all
tne cnarges against him were fully sus
tained The report closed with a resolu
tion denosinir thn hiah
Bend Strikes It Rleh ta OIL
Pittsburg. Oct. e-W. p. Rnd, tha
Chicago coal man. tin uirnrk kia k i
oil well on his coal laud in the new oil
neia at .oicuonald, Fa.
C I NTIRE
uur linen denartment is fnii
and running over with desirable.
tilings at low prices.
Special tor this week:
Turkish towels, good size,
Turkish towels, extra,
Iluck towels, all linen, good qual
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
12., 120 and 128
ROUND OAK STOVES
Are tlie Best.
Why b ay the inrUtions? for all others are only that,
when you cai bay the genuine
BECKWITH ROUND OAK
For nearly the same price
John T. JSToftsker's,
Who has also a fine line of WOOD MANTLES, HEiRTHS,
GRATES, ETC. Sole agent for
ACORN AND ALADDEN STOVES AND RANGES,
Cor. Twentieth Street and Third Ave.
Kannf actarer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Sboea a specialty. Repairing done neatly and prompt-v
A share of yocr ratroaag respectfully solicited. r.
1618 Second Avenue. R K 11
Office and Shop Comer Seventeenth Bt.
and Seventh Avenue,
W All kinde of carpenter work a specialty.
The Cigar Par Excellence.
OPERAS, CONCHAS FINAS.
At Wholesale by
i r1. .
lcnve.s. all i n?
crashes V1 tovs:s
partment, new ar-v"v k
CLOAKS-We v- J"
cloaks, caps arTdjack;8
& n -
. . T? ,irV Ts-2fli
Plans and estimates for all k'tns e' M jaia