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THE AltGUS; FBIDAY, OLTOBEK 16, 1891.
The LoDd n for oyerco&t.
Tbe London for underwear.
Shellbark hickory nuts at TruesdaVa.
Don't forget M&j's loir (rices. Cub
For bargains in winter clothing visit
Leave orders for dressed chickens at
Otlerj. fresh ojetersandcranlxrries at
T. J. Fenton. of Austin, Tex., is in tl e
city visiting friends.
Sweet apples, quinces and New York
years at Trucsdale's.
Fred Weyerhauser registered at tbe
Harper this morning.
The London's overcoats combine stjle.
ft and workmanship.
Buttermilk toilet soap Saturday and
Monday at McCabe Bros.
Largest stock ani lowest prices at tht
London Clothing company's.
No house in the state shows such an
isnmense line of overcoats as the London-
Mrs. Patrick Lynch returned last evens
nig from a short visit to friends in Pe
May's patent flaur reduced to $125.
Sow is the time to put in your winter
The lower saw mill of Weyerhauser &
Uenkmann has suspended operations for
Ihe sesson. v .
t May's, head lettuce,, spini ci, cauli
flower, ojster plant, . parsley, soup
bunches and celery. -;.
Dr. G. L E j iter has been invest'ng in
a floe piece of horse fl-'sh. It is a stand
ard bred colt and comes from Iowa City.
Mrs Lieut, Frederick Schwatka left
last evening for St Paul to meet her hus
band on his return from his explorations
As osual tbe first in the field. Just re
ceived from Vermont genuine maple
ayrup put up especially for May's groc
ery. Call an get a can.
Seventy-five thousand brick for sale.
If taken at once will be delivered to
any part of the city at $3 a thousand.
. Xn quire of T. H. Ellis.
Mrs. John Bain and Miss Kittie Kale,
who have been visiting with friends heie
the past few months, left today for their
koine in Branford, Canada.
Manufacturers' introductory sale of
Bittern i'k t soap on Saturday and
Mon a? ut Mc6be Bros. Has no eqisl
for the compli xinn. Ten cents f or this
time. See f mall bills.
Special sale of Bjtlermil'c toilet soap
at McCabe Brot'. on Saturday and Mon
day. Manufacturers allow it to be said
for introduction at 10 cents per cake.
Has no equl for beautifying the com
plexion. The tenth annual ball of Iron Holders'
Union No 230 occurs at Armory hall
this evening. Music will be furnished
by Bleuer's orchestra, George Stroehle
prompter, and a very pleasant time is
A special crew of men has been as
y signed by Superintendent Schnitger to
verhauling the brakes, trucks, etc, of
the electric cars and getting them in
shape for winter. The life-guards are
also being put on.
Have you read the Chicago papers re
garding the merits of Buttermilk toilet
aoapT Over 50.000 cakes have been sold
in Chicago alone, and pales constantly
increasing McCabe Bros', open an in
troductory sale on Saturday and Monday
at 10c per cake.
M, J. Murphy is improving the prop
erty owned by him at Fourth avenue and
Seventeenth street and when it is in con
dition It will be occupied as a saloon by
Otto SieV whos9 present place of busi
ness will be taken possession of by Claus
Franck, now in the employ of I. Ruber.
Oscar Hikelier, the photographer, fell
hi a fainting spell shortly afternoon today
while watching the workmen who are re
pairing the building in the rear of bis
gallery. He was picked up and carritd
into his gillery, where be was attended
by Dr. Meyers, who administered restor
atives. and nothing aerious is anticipated.
The newa of the tragic death of Leon
ard Washburne, the baseball reporter of
the Chicago Inter-Ocean, in a railroad
wreck at Crete. 111., yesterday, will cause
a pang of sorrow to the heart of every
lover of sports in Rock Island, who.
through reading Mr. Washburne's spicy
base ball articles, have come to feel as if
they knew him personally.
Postmaster Welh is advised of a cor
lemplated improvement in the postal aer
vice at Rock Island, on the part of the
postal authority at Chicago. The plan is
to put a railway poetofflce on trains 7 and
8 on tbe C R. I. & P. railway. No. 8
leaves Rock Island at 12:68 p. m. for Chi
cago, and No. 7 arrives at 3:40 p. m. This
No. 7 would bring tbe Chicago and east
ern mails which now get in at 7 p. m. Via
Sterling. If this change takea place there
will be put on another business delivery
at 3 40.
- According to the Illinois weather ser
vice the atmospheric presure for Sep
tember was 30.13 inches; the mean tem
perature 65.4 degrees. The highest tem
perature was attained on tbe 23, 24. 25
and 26, which was 109; the lowest tem
perature waa 7 on the 4. Tbe average
number of cloudy days was 2; fair days
7, clear days 21. Thunder storms oc
curred on the 2, 3,5, 12.14,15 27,28
and 30. Hail fell on the 2; frost oc
curred on the 3, 4, 5. 8. 9. 29 and 30.
An earthquake folt throughout the state
ia reported on the 26.
William Smith is a motoneer on the
street car lines and boards at the Gordon
hotel, where John G. Eummer is em
ployed, it being a part of the duties of
the latter to call the guests in tbe morn
ing, and Smith's call was for 5:30 o'clock
every morning. Yesterday morning
Kummer claims he was unable to arouse
Smith, that he tried it twice, but could
get no response. Smith finally awoke,
however, and finding that it was 6:30
o'clock be donned his war paint and be
gan lookirg for Kummer, and in a short
time found him ia the kitchen, where he
told him just how much he thought of
him and emphasized his remarks by tak
ing Eummer by tbe neck and choking
ilm. The latter then swore out a war
rant for Smith's arrest, and Magistrate
Wiviil assessed him tbe customary $3 and
costs for assault and battery.
Eli Findley entered Louis Grimes'
Siloon on Third avenue, east of the Mo
line National bank, this afternoon and
made a brutal assault on Theodore Wood,
one of the witnesses in tha recent divorce
suit of Findley vs. Findley. Wood was
sitting behind the stove, and was feeling
si:k. Findley grabbed him by the coat
ct liar and shook him vigorously. Wood
protested that he was ill. and didn't want
to be used that way. But Findley pro
ceeded to pound the unfortunate mm
unmercifully, and soon Wood's face was
one mass ef gore and bruises. The wall
anl table against which bis head was
bunped were badly bespattered with
blrod, and when Findley had finished
Wood was in terrible shape. Two war
rat ta were immediately sworn out and
Fiidley will probably be heard tomorrow.
Mollne Republican Journal.
The hearing of the case of Mrs.
Gecrge Kelly on a charge of disturbing
the peace Sunday came up before Justice
Cooke yesterday afternoon. The CDurt
roota was packed with witnesses and
friends of the two factions, and the cass
at tinea presented 63me animated scenes.
John Looney appsared for the prosecu
tion and Searle & Searle for the defense.
After hearing the evidence in tbe case
Just ce Cooke asiessed Mrs. Kelly $20
Tcbe Altxander and William Smith
were each fined f 5 and costs by Magis
trate Wivill this morning for intoxication
The Joaea-Jaeob Combination.
As stated in yesterday's Abotjs. the
Jacota family, of Peoria, who have at
tained considerable of - a reputation
throughout the state on account of their
musical talent, arrived in the city the. first
of tht: we.k, and since that time have
been rehearsing at the Davenport home'
stead with tbe Jones family, of this city,
and tonight the combination open their
first engagement at the Wagner opera
house in Moline. They are now under
the management of Russell & Clendenin,
both of whom are experienced men and
will no doubt make it a financial success.
Tbe Jacobs family is composed of a fath
er and six children and are excellent in
both brass and string music, some of
them bnng fine soloists. The Jones fam
ily, wh ) will furnish tbe vocal part of the
programme, are too well known here to
need comment, and it is safe to aay that
the company will giye an entertainment
second to none in their line. The com
bined families number 15.
Mrs. Hew's Death.
Mrs. George A. Heagy, whose death at
Newell, Iowa, waa mentioned in last
nigbt'a incus, was a daughter of the late
Geoge B ibeock and wife of this city, and
was ma Tied to Mr. Heagy about 10
years ago in Hampton, where she made
ber home with her uncle after her parents'
diath. They moved to New all, Iowa,
about five years ago, where her death
occurred last Tuesday morning. Tbe
remains will arriye here at 1 o'clock to
morrow niorning, and tbe funeral will o
cur from tbe Broadway P e:byteriao
C'turch at 10 o'clock.
It ia odd that froat killa yellow fever
but does rot check smallpox. We know
however, that it makes Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup go like hot cakes.
Milan. Oct. 16. The Canning com
pany has closed down with a pack of 100.
000 cans ot peas. 200,000 of corn and
300,000 of tomatoes.
The MUsea Walkea, of Wakeeny, Kan
sas, are visiting with Mrs Arthur Laflio.
Thomas White, formerly station agent
here, is at present iccited at Wenona, III.,
as telegraph operator on the Illinois Cen
Q liie a number of tbe Milan people are
summoned to Peoria to attend United
Slates court on the Hennepin canal con
J itnes Dickson returned a few days ago
from the west, where be has been rusticat
ing during the summer. He speaks high
ly of their prospects for this year.
C. D. Bennett started on Wednesday
through Iowa handling Fritz Bios',
cigars, of Cincinnati. OMo We wish
him much prosperity in his near work.
The school boys formed a ball nine and
last Saturday played a nine made up
from Rock Island and Davenport. Tbe
visiting team was knocked out 13 to 6.
Tbe young people who went to bear
"The Runaway Wife" played at Harper's
theatre last week, unfortunately had a
runaway team, and so far have mostly re
covered. Milton Ohaver and John Qain
tan were the beroea of the hour.
Tbe excitement over the canning fac
tory difficulty of disposing of the offal
has been disposed of by tbe city dads tak
ing it in hand and providing a canal four
or five thousand feet lone, eight feet wide,
four feet deep, with four feet fall for
At the residence of G. H. Honens,
Thursday at 4:30 p. m., their daughter
L'zzie was united in marriage t .'J
W. Woremann, of 8t. Louis, by tbe Rev.
McKee in tbe pretence of a large circle of
friends After the usual congratulations
tbe couple left on the tvening train fot
St. L ui8. The bride is a young lady of
many accomplishments. The groom is
one of the pleasant gentlemen of ths cn
Pi out Eod Collision.
. Railroad accidents are something that
no road counts on or provides for. They
all attempt to proviJe against them, but
they nevertheless occur occasionally. It
ia an extremely unusual occurrencs when
one happens on the R. I. & P., notwith
standing that it generally Las as msny
trains on the rdfed in a day to the number
of miles as any other road in Illinois.
Which fact as a matter of course, speaks
for the energy and ability of the
management of the road. Oace in
a while an accident will happen in
the bst regulated institutions as re
marked before, and one of these happened
at Coal Valley at 2 o'clock this mining
when a wild combination tiaii carrying
the "Shenandoah"compaoy to Peoria col
lided wi.h train No. 7 coming this way.
Tbe colliding train was pulled be cngln
11, JbJward scott driver, ard ibe ir n
coming this way by engine 5 with Engi
neer Wambicher in charge. Fortunately
no one was injured and beyond ibe
heals of the engines beiifg battel ed 8 m
what no serious damage was done. Toe
arci'ent was due t a tn:8?nterprctation
of signa'a on the part of Engineer Scott.'
MOONSHINING IN NEW YORK.
A Liw Professor's Brother Ca.ag lit
Grinding Out Apple Braodj.
New York, Oct. 16. William Rowley
and his two brothers, one of them a pro
fessor of law in one of this city's colleges,
own a fine homestead of thirty-five acres
valued at (2,000 an acre at Hastings, on
the Hudson. They have been in posses
sion of this property for many years,
making wine and cider. Internal revenue
officers on Monday evening found Will
iam Rowley in a little still in the cellar
of tbe house and the still In full blast,
grinding out apple brandy in great shape.
A few gallons of brandy were also found
in tbe cellar. Rowley claimed he was
making the brandy for his sick brother,
but he was arrested nevertheless. Row
ley waived examination and was released
in (.2,000 bail to await the acti. n of the
Fair Foople Going; to Mexico.
Chicago, Oct. 16. Within two weeks
Director General Davis will start with a
special commission for Mexico to help
President Diaz get an appropriation of
1750,000 for the fair. Mrs. Potter Pal
mer has consented to accompany the com
mission at tbe request of Mrs. Diaz. Pot
ter Palmer will represent tbe Chicago
board on tbe commission.
FOUGHT FOR HIS BRIDE.
DAVIS' PERILOUS WAY TO : MAR
RIAGE WITH A HALF BREED.
ised in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
Kanry Hanki Sold for Iilg Money.
Lexington, Ky., Oct. 16 J. Malcolm
Forbes, of Boston, Mass., yesterday pur
chased tbe great' trotting mare Nancy
Hanks. The price paid is not given out,
bnt as (42,000 was recently refused for tbe
mare, and ber owner was known to bnve
fixed ber price at not less than (50,000. it
is not probably less than that figure, and
may be more.
The first genuine Egyptian baby that
ever bad the advantage of being born in
tbe United States has made its appear
ance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Raphael
Levey, of Chicago.
Ben Pretz, a St. Louis night watchman,
has coughed up a snake eighteen inches
long. It has been troubling him for four
teen months and the doctors call it a "sep
toleu," but say they never saw its like
The Weather We May Expect.
Washisotoit, Oct. 18. The followini are
tbe weather indications for twenty-four hoars
from 8 p. m. yesterday: For Upper Michi
ganfair weather today and tomorrow:
slightly warmer; winds becoming southerly;
warmer tomorrow, tor Illinois. Wisconsin
and Iowa Fair weather tiil tomorrow; slight
ly warmer; southerly wlrds. For Indiana and
Lower Michigan Fair weather today, tomor
row and Sunday; warmer by tonight; warmer
tomorrow; winds becoming southerly.
A DBXAX HaFFIHXSS
Ifay.b followed by a morning of "La Grippe.''
Easily, and why? Because tha displacement of
covering in bed, a neglected draught from s partly
c'o ed wiudow. an open transom eonne ted with
a windy entry in a hotel, may convey to your nos
trils and lunn tbe death-dealing b an. Terrible
and swiftare theinroa's made by this new des
troyer. Tbe medicated al obolic principle in
Hostetter's t'tomach Bitters will rh-ck tbe dire
complaint. Ap nistenee In this preventive of it
farther development will absolutely cteckmse
the dangerous milady. Unmedtcatrd alcoholic
stimulants are of little or no value. Tbe jtit me
dium is the Bitten. Kolerarffic ciousi ilia esse
of malaria, billloosoen, constipation, rheumatism,
dyspepsia and kidney trouble. Th weak are
usually those upon wno disease rattens Bret.
Invigorate with the Bit e s
B Had to Kill His Man a. Few Minutes
After He Met Her and to Bear a
Family Fend for Many Months Before
no Made Clear His Title to Her Hand.
The marriage of Frank R. Davis to Miss
Dora Gil breath ended one of the most ex
citing courtships on record in tbe Indian
Territory, and a true account of it reads
Davis is an. Ohio boy, who came bere
about two or three years ago, bringing
with him a pretty good knowledge of the
carpenter's trade and not much else, except
an ability to pick a banjo and dance a jig.
He was stalwart and willing, however,
and had no difficulty in getting enough to
do to earn a living.
The meeting of young Davis with Miss
Gilbreath was at an Iudian "stomp dance,"
a few miles south of bere. In the dance,
when the circle around the little fire had
been enlarged until it was six rods in diam
eter, Davis determined to join. He watch
ed tbe circle until a particularly pretty
half breed Cherokee girl be bad noticed
came opposite him, and then stepped up to
fall in behind ber.
Davis did not know that an ardent ad
mirer of the girl was already right behind
ber: The girl tried to make room for him,
but the other fellow, Tad Scott, grasped
her arm and scowled at Davis. The girl
resented Scott's doings, aud a moment
later Scot t drew a knife and made a lunge
at his rival. Davis dodged the blow and
looked surprised. The girl thought be was
afraid and curled her lip reproachfully.
That settled Scott's fate.
Davis leaped upon him and, bearing him
to the earth, grabticd him about the neck
and choked him till he was black in tbe
DAVIS KILLS HIS RIVAL. .
The dance had been interrupted some
what by the fight, but it went on after a
few minutes' delay and Davis joined in.
The choked mau revived and got a six
shooter. The girl saw the pistol and
screamed, and Davis jumped to one side
just in time. Scott's bullet grazed his ear.
Ibe next cartridge fortunately missed fire.
and 'before the next could be fired Davis
bad Scott down again. This time the
young carpenter caught the revolver,
wrenched it away and struck Scott on the
bead with it, fracturing bis skull, so that
be died the next day.
After a short sojourn in prison Davis
was released, came back to his home here
and found himself extremely popular, save
with the relatives of Scott. Davis quickly
learned that if he stayed in the country he
wonld have to fight them. Fortunately
for Davis the relatives of the girl were nu
merous, she being a descendant of old
Chief Sixkiller and of Oocbelatcr as well,
and were all on Davis' side.
Davis got a warning the first Sunday he
passed here after returning from prison.
He had an appointment with Miss Gil
breath during the evening, and waa told
that Hank Jennings, a cousin of Scott,
was going to waylay him at a certain
place on the road to the Gilbreath farm.
Davis said be would keep bis eyes open,
and started to till his appointment with
Miss Gilbreath. Instead of following tbe
road he left it before reaching the place of
ambush, and making a detour came back
into the road on the further side of Jen
nings. HE HCXT8 DIS EXEMT. ?,
But it would never do for him to thus
turn away from danger. He must fight
or lose caste in the country. So he walked
down the road until he found Jennings,
who had a Winchester rifle and was watch
ing in the opposite" direction for him.
Davis had only a pistol and was not a good
shot besides, so he determined to stalk the
With great care he approached until
within two nxls of Jennings, and then
some noise Davis made attracted the
other's attention. Davis plunged forward.
Jennings jumped up and turned, and then
Davis fired. Jennings dropped his gun aud
held up his hands for a moment and then
tumbled to the ground with a bullet hole
through his shoulder. For a moment
Davis thought he had better finish the job
by killing the rascal, but he had not been
In the territory long enough to do that.
Afterward he regretted his mercy.
Learning that Duck Murray, a half
brother of the dead Scott, had publicly an
nounced his intention of taking a hand in
the row by shooting Davis on sight, the
latter determined to prepare for war in a
scientific manner. So he went to ex-Deputy
Marshal Spaul, one of the best shots in the
Indian country, and asked to lie instructed
in the art of handling a revolver. This
made a great laugh throughout the coun
try, for no one here ever thought of takiiig
lessons in shooting. Murray went about
telling folks it was a pity to kill a school
boy, and nothing but a sense of duty made
him think of doing it.
PEACE WITHOUT DEATH.
Luck favored Davis, however, for he
happened to meet his adversary unexpect
edly one day as he rounded the corner at
the postolfito. He clinched with Murray.
Xeither could draw a weapon. It was
rou;;h and tumble for a fc-.v moments, and
then Davis got Murray's pistol and sprang
to his feet. The spectators leaned eagerly
forward to see the prostrate man get his
death wound, but once more Davis stopped,
lie could uot kill a helpless man just t lien.
A moment later, though, he was ready
to tluso, for Jenuingx, with one hand in a
sling and a revolver iu the other, arrived
and fired at Davis' back. Davis felt the
bullet glawe on his rib, and firing one
shot into Murray he whirled about and
faced Jennings. Both men fired together,
but Davis' aim was the better, and Jen
Neither Murray nor Jennings was fatal
ly wounded, although no one knew it ut
the time, and the crowd vbegan shouting to
Davis to finish his job. Davis met hod of
doing this was peculiar. He grabbed Jen
nings by the collar, disarmed him and
dragged him to Murray's side. Then be
lifted both men to their knees aud asked
them if they were ready to die. Both beg
ged for merey. At this juncture Davis
turned to a bystander, borrowed a Testa
ment aud asked each if he would swear to
be his friend in future. Each took the
lath, and both have abided by it since.
To make sure of bis position Davis, on
;he day after his last fight, called on each
Df Scott's remaining male relatives and
asked bim whether he was for war or for
peace. It was, perhaps, the result of the
tght with Murray and Jennings that
taused each to say peace. ' The war waa
ver, and young Davis married his half
treed Cherokee sweetheart without farther
trouble. Tahlequah (I. T.) Cor. New York
According to a German authority, it has
oeen found that zinc will rapidly corrode
when iu contact with brickwork. To pre
rent tltls fjj.Usj U'X'U placed ltween
Ci ! ria2 ;tj'i cUe !, ioi-.,.)rk.
M c 1 NTIRE
This is Blanket Week
' ' ' l Scarlet an ,
erica asairtmont - " ttu ool e--. .
ImmenEe assortment to select
White, pink, scarlet, gray, san
Here are a few prices showing
which way the prices blow.
White 65c per pair.
Scarlet, all wool, a good article,
Grey, all wool, smooth finf sh, soft,
wonderful for price,
scarlPt. cn- . "-sin
fc-.i& aiia sar,it,
a thread rrf
Ime from cheapest tobi
want them. Thi.-
to buy CLOAKP. r.r04!
dren's and misses cloaks'jl
V driHTv aril ifi..i. . .
Hock Island, Iilin
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Fiirnitiirp anrl P.srrw,
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
i t - i
CLEMANN & SALZMANN
ROUND OAK STOVES
Are tlie Best.
,, - J4.a: o r. -ii .it
ifujr uuy mc imibauunsr ior ail oiners are oniy mr,
when you can bay the genuine
BECKWITH ROUND OAK
For nearly the same price at
U J.J-jLJL 1 . INUIL&IVUIC.
Who has also a fine line of WOOD MANTLES, HEARTHS,
GRATES, ETC. Sole agent for the celebrated
ACOEN AND ALADDEN STOVES AND RANGES,
Crr Twentieth StrAPt ami Third Ave.
113 and 115 Brady Street.
ROOMS 50c to f 1.00 Per Day.
Manufacturer of all kind of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Genu' Flea Shoea a cpecialtj. Repairing done neatl j and promptly .
A tharo of yonr patronage reepactf nlly solicited. . , . n
1(518 Second Avenue. R.kku4
; B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Serenteentb Bt . .
and Sere nth A varum.
BAll kinds of carpenter work a Bpeetalty. Plans and estimates for all licdt of bsUiW
furnished oa application.
Qavenport Business College,
COMPLETE IN AT.T. DEPARTMENTS.
FOR CATALOGUES ADDRESS
J. C. DUNCAN, DavenporV
ST. JAMES HOTEL,
.. . unf-KlSLASD.10,
wcuij-uura sweet ana roartn arenne, -
WILLIAM HAWTHORNE, Proprietor.
This konse has nst bees refitted throughout and is now in A Wo. 1 nditioa. ItlMS"1
I1.S5 per day house and a desirable familj ho:eI.