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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 18U2.
Valentines, vtlentines, atTajlor's.
Ten-cent shpt music at Tajlor's.
Meigs Wait, of Reynolds, was in Rock
Islan 1 yesterday.
Imported German music only 10 cents
New carpets are arriving daily at Q.
Fred Hsifih, of Cable, wag fa the city a
few boure yesterday.
Panta from f 3 up made to order at the
TrU City shirt factory.
Supervisor Martin Schoonmaker, of
Rcyoolds, came to town today.
Wanted An apprentice boy about
1C years old, call or address B, this office
Have your shirts made to order at Tri
City fchirt ftc'-ory, ICCO Second avenue
Miss Agatba EJson returned last even
ing from an extended visit to Fort Riley.
Leave your order with Frank Attwater
for a pair of pants made to your meas
Don't fail to see the famous sweet baby
buggies at G. O. Huckstaedt's before
buying. .. .
A full line of shirts made by the Tri-
City shirt factory always on hand at the
factory, 1609 Second avenue.
Dr. J. E. Hawthorne has removed from
his old location over Don's store and is
now located over Krcll & Math's.
Mr and Mrs. J. R. Johnston left this
morning for a visit to friends and re!a
tives in New York and Connecticut.
The'Tri-City Kennel club proposes to
'seed dogs to the great international
Kennel club meeting at Chicago next
Cleroann & Sa'zmann have cut through
the north partition of their carpet room
and added more space to that mammoth
At the meeting for young men at the
Y. M. C. A. rooms tomorrow afternoon,
an address will be given by L. E. West;
subject, "now Shall My Life Here Eod?"
The finest male quartette in the United
States will be heard in Rock Island soon.
It is the quartette of De Taw university,
and its entertainment will be presented at
the First Baptist church March IT.
The l8t of the series of masquerades
by Bleuer's band will be given at Armory
hall toDigLt. Tbe full band will be in at
' tcodunce and no one will be permitted to
eDjoy t'je privileces of the fbor before
Memorial service of the lte Charles
lladdou Spurqpfin, tbe greatebt of preach
i ri. at tbe F.rt Baptist church tomorrow,
(Sun.isy) LVcninc An address on his
life, work and the chief clement of his
power as a christian minister.
Tne ladies of tho tri-cities.under whose
auspices tbe chanty ball is to be given at
the Harper Feb 29, are working faithfully
preparing for the event. It will not be
a leap year affiir as heretofore 6tated, but
a fancy dri'sj and domino party.
Tecu rosea tribe 32. I. O. R M,,will
give a grand reception and ball at Turner
Grand opera house, Davenport. Friday
evening, Feb. 12, to which many from
Rock Island have been invited. Miss
Hampton, of this city, will take part in a
Frank R.. infant son of John McDar
rah aod wife, died at its parents' Lome
over 217 Seventeenth street, at 3:10
o'clock this morning of stomach trouble,
aged 3 months and 3 days. Tbe funeral
will occur from St. Joseph's church to
morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Our fellow townsman, Henry Curse,
has been granted a patent on a device in
connection with a soda water apparatus
which it is said will be a valuable inven
tion to those engaged in the manufacture
of soda and carbonated waters, and is
also a credit to Mr. C arse's inventive gen
A precipe for summons was filed in the
circuit clerk's office this morning by
John Looney, as attorney for plaintiff,
for a $5,000 damage suit of Thomas Mul
ligan against Ciaus Franck f, r selling
liquor to Mulligan's son, Edward, in con
sequence of which it is claimed he broke
the window at Simon & Moscnfelder's
The new filter was put in operation on
Thursday and has been running ever since.
So well satisfied was Mr. Jewell with the
first test that he returned to Chicago
Wednesday night, placing the operating
of the plant in the hands of Superintend
cnt Murrin, and while time enough has
not yet elapsed to test it fully it gives
promise of being a great success in every
Rev. R. F. Sweet, rector of Trinity
church officiates at Monmouth tomorrow
and Rev. Victor H. Webb of that city will
conduct the services at Trinily. From
Monmouth Mr. Sweet goes to Griggsville
to attend an important meeting of the
deanery of the diocese of Quincy. at
Used in Millions of Homes
which h delivers an address, and will
not return until the latter part of the
J. Rataser & Son is the style now cf
the oldest jewelry establishment of Rock
Inland county, Jacob Ramser having
formed c. partnership with his eon Faul,
who has however been a silent partner
for a lonsr time. The above firm
will be better prepared than eyer
to servs the public in general,
they having enlarged their optical de
partment and have now in their employ
the only graduate optician in the city,
equipped wita the most modern and tci
entiSc o par .tu3 and instruments for the
correction of all errors of vision. You
will do well to consult their optician be
fore, haying your eyes fitted.
At the meeting of the directors of tbe
filoline Plow company the vacancy on
en the board, caused by the death of S.
W. Whet lock, was filled by the election
of Andrew Friberg, who resigned his po
sition on the board some time ago. Sub
scquentlj Vice-President G. B. Chand
ler was elected president and Andrew
Friberg vice-president. A$ a meeting
of the Kansas City branch of the com
pany, the vacancy on the beard was filled
by the election of J. B. Wheelock. The
election of a president of this branch to
succeed 8 W. Wheelock was left for a
future meeting of the board, which will
probably le held at Kansas City.
CA1J, CAR AND CABOOSE.
Tbe XorthweMtern ComlDC This Way
Other Scvi ricked np Alons the
W.J. B?rth. of Chicago, was in town
yesterday looking after tbe interests of
the Great Northern.
F.E.Jenkins, general western pas
senger agent ot the R , W. & O., was in
the city yesterday on business.
During the year 1891 the gross earn
ings of the Burlington road amounted to
$35,130,535.82, an increase of 6221,
79.46. Will Let, who has been assisting in
the R. I. & P. freight t.fll :e for some
time past, returned to Cable today where
he will occupy his old position.
The late varm spell has had a tendency
to produce laore travel, and the increase
in passenger tram: is noticeable on all
the roads an 1 causes a boom in ticket
Edward Leins, of the Adams Express
Company, received notice to report for
duty in Chicago today, and it is thought
he will begiren a messenger run on the
main line of the C , M. & St. P.
J. O. Lngt.n, the veteran switchman of
the C, R. I. & P., who had the misfor
tune to have his hand so severely injured
a few weeks ago, leaves with his family
on Monday on a yisit to friends in Den
ver. The estimated gross earnings of the
Rock Island system, including the lines
both east and wtstof the river, for the
month of January are $1,202,544, an in
crease as coir pared with those of tbe
corresponding period last year of $195.-
Oae of tbe O , R I. & P. painters' cars
'a in the city with a large gang of men
and they have begun the work of re
painting the passenger depot which will
be painted inside and out, after which the
new telegraph offle will be touched up.
The upper md of Scott county is all
torn up over tbe prospect of a railroad
being built from Clinton down and cross
ing tbe riycr s jme where near this point.
A survey is being made and it is under
stood to be th3 C. & II. W. that is try-
to reach the ccal fields in central Illinois.
A. N. Mcrtcn. formerly general freight
and ticket agent of tbe R. I. & P., was in
the city yesterday. Mr. Morton is now
traveling passenger agent of tbe Jackson
viile & Southeastern road, and is made of
tbe kind of metal that will ultimately
bring him still further to the front in
The Burlington company announces
that hereafter passengers holding second
class tickets m iv be admitted to Pullman
privileges. Taia rule will apply be
tween the M ssouri river and Chicago,
but as there is only one class of tickets
sold between these points it will be of
advantage only to such as travel beyond
A common sense time table is whai tbe
Burlington calif, its latest effort at public
edification. Tbe folder contains much
information which every traveler wants
to know and the arrangement is clear and
novel. Tbe time tables for the two di
rections are plat ed on oppoBites sides of
a map and show distance, population,
signal stops, restaurants, meals, connec
tions and many other . matters of infor
mation. No questions need be asked by
the holder of a t me table like this.
Tbe directors of the Illinois Central
40 Years the Standard.
road held a special meeiiog recently when
the special work thy bad in band
was tbe consideraiion of the adoption" of
electricity as a motor. The result was a
knock out for the electric scheme. It
was intended to run suburban trains by
electricity during the world's fair if tLe
scheme was found practicable. But it
wis not. It r'eve'oped that the titciri
city was either to') wrak to be used in
one way, or too expensive if used in an
other to employ it. Were trtfiis lighter,
or as it is at pnsiat, the schema wouid
b i feasible, but. f r the purp( s i tlesired
it was not. the mutter was drop
TRYING TO JUSTIFY M J 3 LAW.
Inrojiij;,.(. Criminal statistics from the
Xi:w Oin.KAXs. Feb. f.. The effects o
the lync!ii:i of the I'alians in the pnrish
prim hist yi-nr are buii.-M'ed in the police
reconls of lv..i, jui .i:hlishcl. The Ital
ians and the Siciliiip- nhove all others,
have been regarded with some suspicion
and prejudice always, on the ground that
they were disturbers of the peace and vio
lators of the law. The jiopnhir prejudice
against them was intensified by the kill
ing of Chief Hennessy, and for months
afterwards no disturbance of any kind in
which an Italian took part was reported
without reference to t hat affair or head
lines like '-Another I)ao Stubbing" and
"More Italian Trouble."
iw Arrests of Italiaitft.
As a matter of fact the decrease of crime
in the Italian colony lieen remarkable.
The arrests in Xew Orleans in IWtl num
bered iJ'.i.W.t, or more than 9 per cent,, of the
population. Of an Italian population of
H.OOO or lo,iK)0, and :i,500 Italian innniKrants
landing and settling here during the year.
Only 28 persons of that nationality were ar
rested. During 1K 44 Italians were ar
rested. There has been iro decrease in the
Italian population of the city, the immi
grants having more than filled the places
of those who left New Orleans immediately
after the lynching.
St. l.oius Ttill Iff a "Suhiiib,"
ST. Irit is, Feb. ;. The engineer corps oi
the projected Chicago and St. bonis Klec
trie railway began a survey yesterday. The
route of the new ro.ul will be almost an
air-line, and the survey will be completed
within tiftv days. Those back of the pro
ject claim t hat t be t lip from St. Louis to
Chicago will be made i ithin three hours
under the new system.
Kissing I'liilcr the Mistletoe.
In many primitive tribes when the chief
or king dies there ensues a wild period of
general license, an orvry of anarchy till a
new king is chosen and consecrated in his
stead to replace him. During t his terrible
interregnum or lordship of misrule, when
every man docs that which is right (or
otherwise) in his own eyes, all things are
lawful, or rather t here are no laws, no law
giver, no executive. Hut as so.ni as the
new chief comes to his own again every
thing is changed: the community resumes
at onco its wonted rcsin-ctability.
Now, is it not probable that the mid
winter orgie is similarly due to the cutt ing
of the mistletoe perhaps even to the kill
ing of the king of the wood along with it ?
Till the new mistletoe grows are not all
things allowable? At any rate, I cast out
this hint as a possible explanation of sat
urnalian freedom in general and kissing
uuder the mistletoe in particular. It may
conceivably survive as the last faint mem
ory of that wild orgy of license which ac
companied the rites of so many slain gods
Tammuz. Adonis, Dionysus, Attis.
Much mititrated and mollified ty civili
zation and Christianity, we may still see
in it perhaps some dim lineaments of the
mad feasts which Herodotus describes for
us over the dead gods of Egypt. So far
back into the realms of savage thought
does that seemingly picturesque and harm
less mistletoe hurry us. Cornhill M;iga-
Mrs. Grumpps (looking up from the pa
per) A brot her and sister who had not seen
each other for sixteen years met acciden
tally tho other day.
Mr. Grumpps Huh! A brother ami sis
ter seldom meet any other way. Good
Chevalier Scrog. while exploring a cav
ern in the peak of Tenerifte, found a skull
which must have belonged to a man at
least fifteen feet high. It contained sixty
perfect teeth of monstrous size.
Thse words are v-ry fumliar to our
readers, us not a day tmsses without the
report of the sudden death of some prom
inent ciiizen. Tne explanation is
"Heart Disease " Therefore beware if
vou have any of the following gymotoms:
Short breath, pain in side, smothering
spells, swollen ankles, asthmatic brtath
ing. weak and hungry spells, tenderness
in shoulder or arm, fldUerintr of the
heart or irregu'ur pule. These sym
toms mean heart disease. The most re
liable remedy is Dr Miles' New Heart
Cure, which has saved thousands of lives
Book of testimonials free at. Harz &
Babnscn's, who also sell the Xew Heart
Oae minute time often mikes a grpat
difference a one minute remedy for
bronchitis, choking up of -he throat,
lungs, etc., of course is a great, bles-ing.
Cubeb Cough Cure is such a remedy it
will afford decided relief in one minute.
No family will be without it after once
trying it. For sale by all druegists.
Bartz & Bahnscn, wholesale agents
Good evening! Have you used Ah!
there is no need of my saying anything
further, I am sure you will hereafter use
nothing but the famous Biush of Rosesifor
your complexion. Yours with best wisbe.
Floka A. Jones, South Bend. Ind.
P. 8. Call this eve please at T. H
Thomas' and learn the particulars.
Dead Sea Fruits.
They ly multitude when they are the pro
duct of Deflect of incipient disease. A "slight"
cold, a St of indigestion, billioasneu or conitipa-
tton each or any or tbee, "minor ailments" ad
vance in many eases with ")egie-dptroying
ride." Give tbem a swift, early defeat ita
HoKtetter'i Stomach Bit ere and avert the dan
cer. Abernetby administered an alarming re
buke to the man ho informed him that be bad
"only a co d I" "Or ly a cold,' repeated the do;
tor. "W hat wonldyc have -the placuc!" Khenm
at em and la gripi c arc easily extiuguishahle at
the tart. Why then a'lnw them to gut np a full
head of steam? Put on the brakes with tbe
Bitters. Tbe genial warmth which this aup-rb
medicine diffuse tnrongh the rysiem. the im
petus it gives to the circulation of the blood, its
sooth nc anl etrengtiv nng effect upon the ner
vntiB tpei al y recommend it to the enfeebled and
axk. Tie the great specific for malaria.
Reveals the Romance of Two
BAD STCEY OF A EAILWAY WEEOZ.
It Divuljrea a Secret Marriage at the Mo
ment that the ;rim Terror Is Claimine;
His Own The Karthly Happiness of
Two Young I'enple Brought to a Sud
den Knd A Katal Outing on a Locomo
tiveHeroism of the young Husbnnd.
Elvira, X. V., Feb. 6 James V. Mc
CafFcry, who was one of seven injured in
an accident on the Oil Valley Lumlxr rail
road, near Watsonville, Fa., on last Sunday
afternoon, died ou Tuesday, and a young
woman who was another ictim, and who,
up to a few minutes before McCaffery
died, was not known to 1 McCaffery's
wife, died a short time afterward. The.
pirl was a popular society woman of Brad
ford, Miss Sadie Irvine. She and McCaf
fery M ere known to le attached to each
other, but there was opposition to the in
timacy. 'When tbe young man was told
that he could live only a short time, he
directed Dr. Russell, who was attending
him, to draw his will. He had an insur
ance of $18,000 on his life. ''I want it
divided equally lietween my two brothers
and my wife," lie said. 'My wife is Sadie
Irvine. We were married at Salamanca
on the 8th of November, 1!U."
The Yonng Wife Also IMes.
These were almost his last words, and
that was the rirrt time that any one knew
of the marriage. Mrs. MeCafl'ery was not
told that, her husband was dead until it
was plain that she could live only a few
hours at the most. Whent.be was told
that he was dead she said that she was
glad that she could uot recover. She
made her will and lequeathed the money
that had been left her by her dying hus
band to her sister, Mrs. II. F. Mundy, who
is another of those injured in the accident,
and in a critical condition. Shortly after
making her will the young wife also
passed away to join her husband in the
"undiscovered country." .
Went tin h I'atal Kide.
The railroad on which the accident hap
pened is one of the steep and crooked nar-rmv-guage
roads that are numerous in the
Pennsylvania lumber regions. Mrs. Mc
Cafl'ri y. then supiMised to be Miss Irvine,
bad lieen visiting Iior sister, Mrs. Mundy,
al Watsnnviile. On Sunday Mr. McCaffery
joined her. Mrs. Mundy 's husband con
trols the r-iilroad, and the two visitors
were invited to t.ike : locomotive ride into
th,' hi in her v. Tin re were on the en-
giiit beside Mrs. Miiiitlyand Mr. and Mrs.
Mi ( 'n!, r.v, I 'oiitivi tor .lo!:;i Kvnr's, En
gineer Ora-it. and Fireman Martin.
Tclritic Speed en a ( iiru'.
There is a gr.-tde in the road of 4U feet
lo I he mile, and wilh a sharp c ii ve in it.
Soon after the locomotive started down
this grade Engineer (Iran! discovered that
the brake woirld not work. The engine
got beyond control on the sleep grade anil
struck the curve at a speed of move than a
mile a minute. The engine was thrown
olT the track. The engineer w:;s thrown
clear of the wreck, but Mr. Mcl'atTcry and
his wife and Mundy and his wife were
taught in the wrec k.
Heroism of Mef'aflerv.
Engineer (irant succeeded in releasing.
Mrs. Met artery, and then found that he
had been standing on her huslnnd"s breast
all the time that he was extricating her.
McCaffery was conscious, and, knowing
that the engineer was getting his wife out,
although the steam from the boiler was
playing full against him, and the weight
of the engineer uikhi his breast must have
added to his agony, never uttered a groan.
When Mrs. McCaffery was released McCaf
fery exclaimed: "He hasgot herout; thank
lnjurio". of the fnTortunates.
McCaflcry was held between the scald
ing boiler and a stump. Help soon fir
rived, but it was nn hour hefory McCaffery
was released, and in all that time he nevr
lost consciousness, but directed the work
of the men wilh great coolness. McCaf
fery 's leg was crushed to a pulp, and he
was burned and bruii jd out of all recogni
tion. Mrs McCaffery's leg was crushed in the
same way, her hip wrenched out of its
docket, and her body and face burned to
the bone. Like her husband she never lost
consciousness unt il she died. Mrs. Mun
dy is badly burned and maugled, but hopes
are entertained of her recovery. All the
others were seriously hurt. McCafTeiy
was ;0 years old. His wife was 'Si.
HORRIBLE WIFE MURDER.
A (Iiirngn Miscreant Stabs His Wife in
'J"" Forty-live I'laees.
Clilf'Atio, Feb. li. Patrick Hurst yester
day murdered his wife Helen, to whom he
had lieen married thirty-five years. The
crime was deliberate and cold blooded.
Hurst bad lieen waiting several days for
nn opportunity to comqiit the deed, and
yesterday, while all their c hildren were out
of the house, be went to his wife's led
where she was lying asleep and plunged a
huge Howie knife up to the hilt iu her
body forty-five times, inflicting wounds
any one of which would have proved fatal.
"Always Wanted Her Own Way."
After completing his bloody work the
aged murderer delilterately washed him
self and walked to the nearest police sta
tion, where lie gave himself up. When
asked why he had committed the deed
Hurst replied: "I killed her simply because
she always wanted her own way, and be
cause I thought she wouldn't take care of
me when I got old." The couple were mar
ried in Ireland and came to this country
Seven years ago.
Heavy Failure in Colorado.
Denver, Feb. ;. The Western Farm
Mortgage Trust company has been at
tached, and an application for a receiver
will be made. It is stated that arrests of
directors and officers are not improbable.
The company did a business of 10,000.000
per year in farm mortgages, loaning money
and telling the mortgages to eastern in
vestors. It is said that Xew York parties
will file attachments against 90o,000 of
securities held by the company.
The Iowa Legislature.
Des Moixes, Feb. 0. The senate yester
day devoted the morning to discussion of
Perry's resolution asking the speaker of
the house to consult the attorney general
as to the status of Secretary Parsons, of
the senate, and then adjourned. A bill
was introduced to give a wife power to sue
ker husband without furnishing bond for
attorneys' fees. The house did no business
lX'BUN, Feb. 5. At a meeting of tho
McCarthyite faction Justin McCarthy was
re-elected chairman of that organization.
c I NTIRE
"We are receiving elegant
lines in wash goods and
ino- Dress Gooes.
Woolen dress goods for
spring in great variety are
New colorings in chevrons
and other fabrics.
Rock Island. Illinois.
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Furniture and Carpets
IN THE THREE CITIES,
1525 and 1527
121, 123 andl2S
FOCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the highest premium
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
One need not be told what a nice present an elegant Carving
Set like those I have to show will be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
. EXfry Ionian that keeps house wants one. Wrought Iron
fim&h Fire Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
are the leaders made in Illinois for our soft coal -and every one
gnaranteed. These are all good things to buy at Christmas or
any other time. Come in an! see how much I have to show you
that is usef al and novel in housekeeping goods.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock Tiland.
For CHOICE MEATS Go tc
H. Treman & Sons,
AH telephone orders promptly filled.
WE HAVE THE FINEST
Bread, Cakes, Pies and Buns
In the city. Also see our line of fresh fried Cakes, Cream
Pies and Cream Puffs, Angel Foods, etc., and many
other varieties too numerous to mention. We also get
up the finest of Wedding and Party Caies, and Oyster
Patties a specialty. Only the best of material used in
the manufacturing of all these goods, and iirst-class
workmanship guaranteed. We deal largely in Wedding
Cake. Ornaments of all kinds,
MTJNROE. DeRTJE & ANDERSON.
You can save money by trading at the Old Reliable
5 AND lO CENT STORE.
Crockery, Cutlery, Tinware, Classware and Wooden
MBS. C. MITSCH'S, 1314 Third Are.
Tennis and O miner
and various other iibr
Special olferinff fnr tv.;..-
We have just received a h-'p,
consignment, and beins? crowed
for room will deduct 10 per
Liu m jjiiuts oi every pair sold ?t:
week. Very pretty and priCe-
lniror fVian tt--i v
. .. ."ui jwu. iide) llnjj
quoted for as good quality.
Telephone Na. 1103. 1700 Ttinl Ave.
9. JU 7RAfify&.