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Hit. A G l f THU US D AX, MliCliP.l., 1892,,
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Phenomenal Wickedness Dis
covered in England.
nVE BLOODY MUEDEES UNEAETHED
A Hiislmnd Who Spnrrel Neither Wire
Kor Chlltlren He Vtlllzra Hi Own
Hearthstone a h Tomli Thus Dispos
luK ofllU First Wire anil Family He
SlaUtflitera His Svcoiitl Wife and I Im
pose of tier Itody in tlie Same Way
A "Jack the Kipper" Theory.
TjOXIKiV, .March IT. A tragedy unparal
elledia t lie history of Iirilish crime came
to light yesterday through a most singu
lar chain of circumstances. In July last
man namtal. Arthur Williams resided in
the Dinhain villa, in ltainhill, a fashion
able suburb of Liverpool. Xot much
earns to be known about the antecedents
t Williams. He seems, however, to have
been received in society, and passed as a
well-to-do bachelor. He courted Mise
Mather, a young woman generally ad
mired for her beauty and other attrac
tion, and recognized as a local belle.
They got married and went to Australia,
where they were supposed to be living
happily. The people of Rainhill were
hocked a few days ago by the news from
Australia that William had murdered his
wife and concealed her body beneath the
fireplace, carefully covering the place
again with cement.
An Old .Suspicion Kevlved.
As soon as these facts became noised
about in Kainbill the people called to mind
queer suspicions that had been all oat alxiut
Williams when he occupied til eDinham
villa. They remembered that 0112 day a
lady and two children had visited the villa
to see Williams, utid from the moment of
their entering the place no one had seen
them again. The affair caused some re
mark at the time, but nobody thought of
murder, and the matter was dropped with
the supposition that the lady ami the two
children had wroiie away without In-ing ob
aerveel. Now, however, the neighbors Im
gan to suspect that there might have lieen
foul play, and they determined to state the
the fuels to the police.
A Horrible I:i-ivrr$-.
The polite ceuicliielt d that 110 harm could
be done by investigating and they pro
ceeded to the Dinh.'im villa yesterday and
began to dig up beneath the fireplace.
They noticed, as they began, signs that
the place had been ilit urliril within a com
paratively recent period, and certainly
since other work had leeii done in the in
terior of the villa. They hardly expected,
however, to discover anything, ami their
amazement was great when, shortly after
they had removed the outer covering, they
enme upon the bodies of two children.
The body of one child indicated that tue
little one when killed was about 7 years of
age, and the other was apparently about
5 years of age. ISoth hodu s were wrapped
iu a damask table-cloth and both had
their throats cut.
Ilodv of a nnian Due I
The remains were in a fair state of pres
ervation and neighbors'Avho had seen the
lady ami the two children at once con
cluded that they were the children.
The digging then proceeded with greater
energy than before, and the searchers soon
came upon another bedy. This upon
being unearthed was found to be a woman.
The throat was also cut and the body
wrapped up before interment. It was said
to be that of the woman who accompanied
tlu. two children. The police kept dig
ging, while outside the news spread and
the excitement grew and thousands
rushed ro the scene of the tragedies. A
new force of police was called upon and a
cordon established around the villa.
CORPSES OF A GIRL AND BABY.
Five M orders I nearthed by the Police
Is He "Jack the Kipper?"
It was now waning toward evening, and
the digging proceeded rapidly, for rumor
grew on rumor, and other recollections
suggested that there were more victims in
the sepulchre beneath the fireplace. The
next body unearthed was that of a girl
ot 12 years. Unlike the former victims.
she bad evidently been strangled, and it
was evident also that her death probably
antedated that of the lady and two chil
dren. The girl's body was removed and
the search kept up. A baby about 1 year
old and with its throat cut was reached
next. Even the hardened policemen could
not restrain an exclamation of horror as
the tiny and shrunken body was lifted up
A "Jack the Kipper" Theory.
No more discoveries have been made.
The news has caused almost a frenzy in
Liverpool, and the multitude have rushed
to the conclusion that Williams must be
"Jack the Kipper." There is no known ev
idence, however, to sustain this theory, as
the victims were not mutilated otherwise
than stated, above. At. least such is the
statement of the police. The neonlo in
Rainhill believe that the woman and two
children who disappeared upon visiting the
villa, aud whose bodies wero undoubtedly
among those discovered, were a former
Wife of Williams and their two children.
Wanted to Get Kid or Them.
William, it is suggested, got them to
come to the villa for the purixjseof getting
rid of them iu order that they might not
be in the way of his marriage to Miss
Mather. This, howevei, is oalyan impres
sion based job the circumstances. At the
time of the murder of Miss Mather, the
wife with whom he went to Australia,
Williams anil his wife were in Melbourne
Hid it is there that ho is under arrest. '
PROBAELY NOT THE "RIPPER."
The Body Fnnml Supposed To Ha That
of a Former Wife.
Although Williams' appearance corre
sponds with one description of "Jack the
Kipper," the general impression is that the
two men are not identical. The wounds
on t ie bodies already discovered, moreover,
show few, if auy, of the anatomical feat
ures of the 'Kipper" murders. The digging
today iiAhe kitchen where Williams laid
the lloor with his own hands is expected
to tl row new light on the cast'. His care
inaliowiug.no workmen to help him in
the 1 itcbeli caused the Liverpool police to
think that the revelations there will sur
pass thoKi- made yesterday, ami show con
clusively Williams met hods of killing.
Appearance of the Iark Woman."
Dinhain villa was in a small park aud
was mrroiinded completely by hih trees
and shrubs. It was while fixing the Din
bam villa for his occupancy that a dark
womau, described as almost a mulatto,
visited Williams one day at the Commer
cial hotel. He appeared to be surprised to
see In r aud was nervous during her pres
ence it the hotel. He introduced her to
the landlord as his sister and she went to
bis ro mi with him. A few days later she
lunch. l with him. He was then on the
point of moving into the villa. Later the
woman and two children were seen at the
villa aud then they disappeared, Williams
sayinti that they had gone to l'ort Said.
Condition of the Corpses.
Theie were no wounds on any of the
Corpse except gashes iu their throats, and
in the case of the baby its head was
frushel and it was buried in iln mother's
nr ins. She hail a roe around her neck
and ankles. The woman wore a wedding
ring and guard, silk underclothing and
silk stockings and fine boots. Her hair was
jet black. She was tall, aud swarthy in
Information from Australia.
The l itest information from Australia
is that the police i 11 Sydney believe that
Arthur Williams is identical with Arthur
Wilson, who lived there until two or three
years ato with his wife and two children.
Mrs. ilson was a swarthy woman of
rather large frame, and the children at
that time were about U and 4 years old, re
spective. y. He aud his wife lived unhap
pily, am divorce proceedings were threat
ening when the whole family disappeared
MAKING THEIR OWN MUSIC.
The ?lu.irul League Khi a Very Lively
XKW i:K, March IT. The session of
the National Musical league vestenl.iv
morning was a lively one. the membeis
seeming to be in a pugnacious mood. A
member I'rom Denver ottered a resolution
in reference to the meeting of the trien
nial com lave of Kuight Templars, which
is to meet iu Denver Aug. 3. The resolu
tion warns all union bands not to make
contracts to go to Denver in the event tli.'t
army and navy bands or non-union bands
are engag m1, and to ue their influence in
preventing army or alien hands from play
o Hands front ili:i)a.
The resolution caused a sensation iu the
meeting, as many of themu-icians pres
ent had already made contracts tov'010
Denver, ai d would be liable for damafres
if they did not go. Iu the heat of the
cussion the announcement was made thai
the Apollo commandery of Chicago -had
engnued tl e Thirteenth regiment band of
Hamilton, (Int. As this was in violation
of the alien cont ract law it was proposed
to try and prevent the fulfilling of the en
gagement. Sent to a Special Committee.
An amen Intent was ollcred to the effect
that all existing contracts are not to he
interfered v ith. and that all bandmasters
having contracts at present must file them
with the league within one mouth from
date to avoid evasions. Nearly evt.y
member iu the convention took pnrt iu the
debate on the subject, as it was considered
most impo Ihiic, on account of the prin
ciples involved. After a long and hot dis
cussion the resolution was referred to a
Knycntt on Military Hand.
At the afrernoon session a resolution
was passed forbidding all menilters of the
league local unions to play at the coming
tri-annual conclave of Knight Templars in
Denver if iny United Str.tes military
bands were employed. A eommitte was
appointed to draw up resolutions in refer
ence to leagre members being in the cm
ploy of thel:uited States as soldier mu
sicians. It -vas resolved to direct all
league members to refuse service with
Dickson & Talbot, of Indianapolis, Hfter
April 1, until the difficulty between them
and local uni n .No. as had been adjusted.
IOWA REPUBLICAN CONVENTION.
Blatters That May Slake the Meeting a
Very Interesting One.
Des Moines, March 17. Delegates to
the Republican state convention have been
arriving for tv.-o days, and the attendance
is large. The sentiment is strongly in fa
vor of Harrison, although if an attempt is
made to instruct for him the Blaine men
will make a fhyht. Ex-Uailroad Commis.
sioner Frank Camplell is leading a move
ment to indorse Senator Allison for the
presidency, but it lacks formidable pro
portions, altho igli etlorts are lieing made
to keep it titt. of the convention. The
linuor question seems likely to lie forc- d
aud an attempt made to declare that ad
herence to prohibition is not a test of party
fealty, in order to permit Republicans in
the legislature to vote for the Gatch local
option bill now pending. The convention
was called to or ler at 11 o'clock this morn
Gas Men Have a Grievance.
CoLUMBfS, March 17. The Ohio Gas
Light association, in session here, has iu
dorsed the action of eastern gas light asso
tiatlons in rsol ring to use its influence to
prevent the $5,(X;0,0(IO government loan to
the World's fair, unless the World's fair
commission deal more fairly with the gas
people as between them and the electric
light people. TUey claim that the com
mission has set ipart $l,o)0,000 to make
an electric light display and not a dollar
for a gas light exhibit.
Kalaer Hilly Able to be Out.
BkiKLIN, March 17. Kaiser William was
well enough yesUrday. to drive out with
the empress in a t lose carriage.
INFAMOUS IP TRUE.
An Alleged Plot to Assassinate
LETTEB FE01I A ONE-TIME SHERIFF.
Offered S'i.l.OOO to Make Away With the
Judge and I'nrred to Leave the Statu
I'nder Threats of Heath Because lie
llerliued ihe Proposition I'iiielhig
Kefuge at Dulitieiuf He Writes to Surah
Althra and What He Says Charge!
Against Justice Field.
Fkksno, Cab, March 17. The letters
found in the Terry mansion Tuesday ure
the one topic of conversation. One has
been made public in which the writer, who
says he was formerly sherin" of one of the
counties in thestrtie two months before
Terry was killed, avers that he was offered
$'25,000 by certain parties, whose names he
could not then reveal, to kill Judge Terry.
He was assured immunity from the law.
The writer rejected the proposition nnd
was warned that if he disclosed the offer he
would be murdered.
Asked the Widow tv See Hint.
He was advised to leave the state at
once 011 pain of assassination. Iu the let
ter was inclosed oiK)iu I'nited States bills.
The writer left the state and went to Du
buque, la., where the hitter is dated. He
requested Mrs. Terry to come to Dubuque
to visit him, and promised to put her in
possession of all the facts and proofs of
the conspiracy. He declined to give bis
name, but suggested that 011 her arrival
she put a certain advertisement in a Du
A Pamphlet on Justice Field.
Other letters are said to throw light on
peculiar phases of the Sharon case. Among
other things was a red-hot phillippic from
the pen of Judge Terry against Judge
Field which has never been published, and
several thousand copies of printed pam
phlets making grave charges against
Judge Field, entitled: "Character and
Career of Stephen J. Field as it is Known
Was on Flit Euemie' Trail.
It also said that papers and memoranda
found show that Terry had accumulated
for years proof ot immoral acts of men
who had antagonized him in public or pri
vate life. Seme of these revelations are
said to be sensational, but they will proba
bly never see light. The search of the
house revealed that Sarah Althea had ex
pensive tastes in dress,as fully 100 costumes
were found, and lace costing $.0 a yard
had been used, to clean lamp chimneys.
FOUND AN ITALIAN SKELETON.
What is more attractive than a pretty
Eeewi'h afresh, bright compieiiont Fo
t.ime Pitzzoni's Powder
SoiuelioWv Had "Keiuoved" His Kneiuy
with a Knife.
Xi:w Yokk, March 17. A skeleton al
most entirely stripped of flesh, but bear
ing iu the breast bone the mark of a knife,
was found in the woods on Tocantico Hills,
uear Tarrytown, X. V., Tuesday. The
skeleton was found by William Hall,
an employe of Wilson H. Bhickwell, who
was at work clearing some land on the
height lis. He had occasion to go" into
the wood -, and some 300 feet from the
road he st uiubled across the skeleton. It
was lying face downward u!id frozeu to
Nothing Left ISitt Hones nnd Clothes.
There was apparently nothing left but the
Imip.cs ami clothing, but upon digging away
the frozen earth it was found that the face,
which hail bis-n partially buried in the
earth, was in a fair condition of preserva
tion. The s-keleton was apparently that
of an Italian about 20 years of age. The
man bail worn two pairs of overalls and a
Keen Iteail About a Year.
An incision about two inches below the
breast bone was found, which appears to
have been inflicted by a long knife or
Stiletto. Coroner Mitchell aud Dr. For
mal! viewed the body, and the doctor gave
it as bis opinion that the man had been
dead about a year. A jury rendered a ver
dict that the man hail come to his death
by being stablied by some person unknown
to the jurors. The skeleton was interred
in the almshouse couieterv.
NOT RESERVED FOR SCHOOLS.
A li-ieover.v That Created a sensation In
O'Nkii.l, March 17. Tuesday night tome
thirty or more men arrived here from
Sioux City over the Pacific Short Line.
Some ret ired to the hotels, the others re
maining up all night. F.arly yesterday
morning they made a rush for the United
States land office and located and entered
homestead filings on sections 3C and 1C, iu
townships ffj. 33 and :s4. ranges 7, in, 11,
Vi, 13 and 14, in Boyd county. Ordinarily
sections 10 and 36 of every township of gov
ernment land In-fore being opened up to
settlement is reserved as school land, and
it has been so regarded by the people gen
erally in the opening up of IJoyd count ;
consequently no applications bad been
made to file on the above sections.
First Class Land, Too.
It now transpires that no provisions were
made for reserving these sections as school
lauds in opening up Hoyd county, bi how
the people of Sioux City discovered this
fault remains a mystery. Thirty tilings
were made on as many quarter sections of
land by the parties referred to, covering in
all nearly 5,o0o acres of land. The men
who filed on the land ure all connected iu
some manner with the l'acific Short l.iue
and Sioux C it y and Xorthern railroads.
The land is first, class.
Western lime Hall League.
Chu ai.o, March 17. James A. Will
iams, president and becretary of the West
ern Base Hall league; tius Schmelt, man
ager of the Columbus club; L. C Kraut
hoff, of Kansas City, counsel of the league,
and Robert W. Maguire, of Chlcngo, held
an important base ball meeting yesterday
at Mr. Maguire's office. Williams
had in his grip the signed contrasts of 100
men who 'were williug and anxious to play
in the Western league. The teams will
all be drawn out of a hat. It was decided
to play 140 games in two series, the first to
begin April 15, aud the second July 2.
To Heat the Electric Combine.
CHICAGO, March 17. Prompt ac; hi:i was
tuken yesterday by officials ot the Colum
bian exposition to defeat the huge electric
light combine that is trying to get . three
prices for lighting the World's fair grounds.
An expert electrician will be sent to Europe
at once to make contracts with companies
on the Continent for all the arc lamps
needed at the exposition. London compa
nies are willing und anxious to bid. A no
table fact is that when a plant to light the
grounds was wanted the Edison company
bid $1 1 per lamp; now (38 is wanted. -
the old-fashioned pill. Too
reckless in its way of doing
business, too. -It cleans you
out, but it uses you up, and
your outraged system rises up
against it. Dr. Pierce's Pleas
ant Pellets have a better way.
They do just what is needed
no more. Nothing can be
more thorough nothing is as
mild and gentle. They're the
smallest, cheapest, the easiest
to take. One tiny, sugar
coated granule's a gentle lax
ative three to four arc ca
thartic." Sick Headache,
Constipation, Indigestion, Bil
ious Attacks, and all derange
ments of the Liver, Stomach
and Bowels are promptly re
lieved and permanently cured-
For the Improvement cf East and
West Seventeenth Streets from First
to Seoond Avenues and of Sixteenth
and Fifteenth Streets from First to
Third Avenues and of Fourteenth
Street from Seoond to Third Avenues.
Jit it Ortlalned by tht fj.'y Council of Ou City of
Section 1. lint east Seventeenth street ami
w st Seventeenth street from the lioitli line of
Fiist nveiiue to the north line of Second avenue
and Sixtecrtn and Fuu-eilu street from ice
north line of First avenue to the north line of
Third avenne and Fourteenth eireet irom ihe
outh line of Second avenue 10 the north Hi e cf
Third avenue, all beii g in the corporate llinite of
the said ci'y f Rock Island, be and the fame are
hereby ordered curbed with curbstones, evcavated
und graded, improved and paved with brick of
good quality, it manner fol. owing:
Cu bstoces ha l be et on each side of the ?aiil
ftreeta at the outer line of the respective fide
walk. Said curbstone anall be or ihe best qniil
iiy of "lidf lore, no "ectlon ti be lea than three
three feet lo:ip. two (S) bet deep and four (4)
inches thick when dressed. The top ede ehall
be full ard f quart and neatly biii-h hammered,
not lesj than twelve inches o'own tinm the top.
1 ho emit? shall be dressed smooth po as to make
close jii:ta through the full thickness cf the
slon not les thuu one fect down from the top,
KUd the back side of the rtone shall he dressed to
a uniform thickness of four inches down from the
u-. The excavating mid grading snail be to men
a depth as ill cause the top of ihe pavement
when laid, toco: form In the respective established
grade of said ftreets between said points, as said
tirade raj heretofore been established by said city
of Jiork Island, and the said ptvemem herein
provided for shall when laid, conform to said
er-de and ihe exoavat n" and grading shall be to
cuch a depth as will cause ILe said pavement to
conform in rcto.
in the niacbed thus formed there hall be put
a bottom layer cf clean macadam to he laid a
uepth r f six inches over Ihe entire roadbed after
said streets have been exc .vuted sufficiently to
bring the llntsheu J avemcnt np tosuld established
grades, the in lent being that at Kast six inch s of
macadam shall be under all the pavement as a
foundation. The whole is then to be thoroughly
rolled with a horse roller tud settled to place and
compicttd to the satisf action of the maj or, super
intendent of street" and street nnd alley commit
tee of Ibe city council of said city. ;on the fonnd
alion course iheie must lie laid cle -r river sand
to the depth of three (3) inches wbith shall be
rated into an even layer, without 11 king it, until
the surface layer and (travel founoat'on is made
c. mpact und solid to tne entire satisfaction of the
mayor, superintendent of treetH and street and
alley committee, on the surfjee layer of said
shall be placeu a course of biick upon their tint
or four inch surface and lenctswise of the stieet,
care being t iken to freak join's the same as when
lata in a will. On this course of brick shall be
spread river said futficient y to fill every joint
and to cover the entire course oue (1) inch. L pon
such course of btick so covered shall be placed m
course of bricK edgewise, ttsi is, lenetcwise or
upon tneir narrow surface and crosswise of the
streets, placing them close together and breaking
Join ( as before sp- ciOed and each biick shall be
of the size of SUxB Inches. No broken or irreg
nlar bricks shall be placed on the top course. The
brick composing the top course shall be regular
In tuape and i.e and of the very best and hard
est seltctcd brick, scch as will meet the approval
of the mayor, superintendent of streets and street
aud alley como, ittee of the city council of aaid
citp. The lower course shall be of bard bnnt
br.ck. Sa d streets shall be excavated graded
improved and 1 avtil as a fores id the whole wiath
of the ante between said curbstones except the
intersections of First avenue.
Sic S. 1 hat the whole cost and expense cf the
Improvement provided for In section 1 of this or
dinance, incltiuing the cot. nuking the assess
ment, collecting the speiial tax, Mirveying and
instiectltg shall be raised nnd raid by special
taxation, and said special tax shall be levied,
assessed ami collected upon and from the blocks,
1 is and pnrt-of iots contiguous to and touching
those pans of said streets which are hereby or
dered to he improved and pavel as ufbrcsaid, in
proportion to the t mirage 01 said block, lots and
parts of lots upon the said parts of said streets
that an- to be paved as aforesaid.
Said speeial taxation is to be levied under arti
cle nine () of an act of the general ass mbly. en
Vtlcd "an set proviiiiig for the incorporation of
cities aud v.llnt-'Cf ," app'ovt d April lu, tr;4. The
sm -tint to ie tuns raised by sp cial taxation to
b $'J i.5 00.
See. U. 'j hat Aldermen T.lade', forken and
IHrrmami be, and are ht reby appo nted commis
sioners to iu ke an estimate of the coat of raid
improw-mi nt at d eaeh part thereof, including a
se.-antte cetlmnteof the cost of labor, m ferial
and lawful cost and expense of making and col
lecting aaid tax, and all legal er.sts and charges of
the court rela'ing Uicteto and repot t the same to
theciiy councl in wri ing. -
Hec i. i?Kn the app ovl of soid report hy the
city council it ihall b. the dnty of the city cleik
to acveiti'e in the daily papers of the city i f
Hock Island for at least twenty (20) days for bids
'or the impro-ement speclfl d. aud be sea l ma l
m rkel copies of said advertisement to all con
tractcrs whose name shall be furnished by any
citizen of this city. All bidders shall be n qntrea
to depns't sealed b.da for raid work with tit J
clerk prior to
together with samples of brick to he used
Ka h piopos l must h a-rompanied by a cer
t'fled check upon soma Ro Island t i.k for
$MM. payub'e to the order cf ihe maoi of the city
ff K'-ck lslann. which cefcU I- to be fotftited and
p id to the city of Mo. k Is and ie case the pnriy
to whom 'be contract is awarded Khali fail to ex
ecute the con ract so awarded and furnish bond
In tae sum of nrtein thou-snd elo'lar-.- (fl'.CUU)
thsnreties and cot dnions ra'iafactory ti the
m yor within Kn day after the awarding of 'be
sa d contract, and the council shall have the
ritht to reject an and all bids.
lVcd March 7,1; W.
Attest: WILLIAM McCaN'OClHE,
Kobkbt K 'IIILE', Mayor,
seal . City Clerk. -
Children Cry for
VTT 1 ...
if nftfiTrott'n nfliin rr.
' No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
9 & !
This firm have the exclusive sale for ib5
WEBER, 8TU YVES ANT, DECKER BROS., WHEELS
And the ESTEY, "WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
HTA foil line altia nf m&11 f natrtvl m.w)iT.;f !.a TTa v-v ,
OUR NEW . 7
IS ARRIVING DAILY.
In a few days
We will have a
Grand Spring Opening
WATCH for it.
OARSE & CO,
1622 Second Ave.
tf EUUIHOOD RESTORED !iv
! M'S-C; tew mnrnntrr to cure ill m-:v. J .1 -. -fii 'J.;'";
a J T Ixwaof Brain 1'wwcr. Headache. Wak-:u:i:e.,l,-t v,s : ' " 'I",
r !3tS. X. ja. I linn, K.n.on. I.....t. . 'I ., .,.! i .-r-: !..- '
N aatt. Norvimsness, I,ntitudr. all!: am - nn.l i .
BKFeiks jtb Arrata caiso.
jif&'i use of tobacco, opium or sunmlanti a lm-tj - ' - (-uj
kv tion and insamtv. l'ut up cotivenifrt t- . 1. y o: r- ' ' -
am afPhy nia'';l..rKi. Wltn ev.-ry i .r.'.i ; - . -r ... .,
titt-vo. or ruilittm.iir. Circular tree. djn-s.- .Nerve ft-a -
For sale in Rock island by Hartz & Bahnsen. 3d Ave. asi "''''-
R. G. Hudson. M J. Passes.
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
All kinds of Carpentering promptly attend t"- E-'tra -f
fnraished when desired. ,
Shop cor First ave ard Seventeenth ft. Rc-.-k L.sr..
THE BEE HIVE
Is showing the largest and
most complete line of
Cloaks and Millinery ever
shown in the tri-cities.
Ladies needing anything in
their line should not fail to
call and inspect their goods and price--
Willow Crown Sailor Hat,
114 WesCSecond Street, Davenport-