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THE ilBGUS. TUESDAY, FJEBRUABY 24, lb91.
A SERIOUS CHARGE.
ft - ' min
Rev. J. H. C. Reed in an Embar
1"ke Foiaver Meliae raster Reported
Htve Elope UraU lei-
Neb., with a Chair lrl
What la The tight Here.
The western associated press last night
sent out tbe following telegram:
"Omaha, Neb.. Feb. 23. A special to
the Bee from Grand Inland
Rct. J. C. H. Reed, pastor of tbe Firs
apu courcn, resigned yetterday, and
today left town with Miss Lottie Zediker,
a member of tbe choir Reed has a fam
ily at Rock Island, III. Tbe affair has
caused a great sensation."
Rev. J. H. C. Reed who is a brother of
of Rev. I. H. Reed former pastor of the
First Baptist church here and now of
Wichita, Kan., was for several years and
until two years aco, pastor of the First
Baptist church in Moline. He then re
signed to accept the pastorate of the First
Baptist church at Sacramento. A year
ago he was called to tbe First Bapti6t
church at Grand Island, Neb., and he
abandoned his charge at Sacramento
rather abruptly and left for Grand Island.
The night be preached his farewell no
accusations were made concerning his
sudden departure and nothing particular
was thought of it.
Mr. Reed's old parishioners in Moline
scout at tbe idea of his having eloped or
done anything irregular. They say be
has left Grand Island just as he did Sac
ramento and that is a way of his, and
that there is no girl in the case; that a
few weeks ag- be was here and deter
mined then to abandon the ministery. and
In company with J. F. Zedeker, an o'.d
frieud in Grand Island, go into the real
estate business in Rock Island.
Mr. Zsdeker arrived in Molite this
afternoon. lie -was greatly surprised at
the scandal with which his daughter's
name has been associated . He positively
stamps it all as an unwarranted fabrica
tion, saying tbat Mr. Reed left Grand
Island yesterday morning for Hastings and
hisdaughter.who was going to Franklin
county to visit accompained him fc
about 25 miles atd that Mr. Reed after
transacting some business in Hastings ex
pected to reach Emerson, Iowa, today and
join his family there, his wife and chll
dren having been there visiting for a week'
and all will be in Moline next week.
GOOD FOR VIXTOX.
He will Follow the Wishes or hit
Constituent on the Senatorial mat
ler Sin Compromise or Swapping: of
Some of the democratic assemblymen
at Springfield have been discussing
among themselves tbe advisability of
calling a caucus to consider whether it
would be expedient to support some
other candidate f jr senator in place of
Gen. John M. Pmer. It seem that a
little feeling was aroused in the demo
cratic steering committee on the subject,
and the matter was finally broached to
Gen. Palmer. While he could see that
no advantage would be gained to the party
by such a move, he expressed himself as
ready and willing to btep aside if it could
be demonstrated that any other democrat
could be elected . Of course no such as
surances could be given, and the subject
The Chicago Herald of tody has the
following interesting paragraph of a col
luquy which occurred on the same sub
ject, in Gen. Palmer's office yesterday;
A little episode of the day which a
good many people are talking about was
Senator Jim Campbell's visit to Gen. Pal
mer. Campbell .comes from southern
Illinois, and is a warm adherent of Bill
Morrison, who, by the way, does not
Btand deuce high with any faction or
clique in tbe senatorial contest. Camp
bell intimated rather braadly that be
would like to have an expression of
opinion from the general aa to when he
would consider tbe possibility of with-,
drawing. The general's answer was that he
would cross that stream when he came to
it, or words U- that effect. Representa
tive Vinton and Senator Rickert came in
while Campbell was talking, and Vinton
told tbe big man fxom McLeansboro that
so far aa be personally waa concerned he
would continue to vote for General Pal
mer to the end of the light, whether he
withdrew or not. "That is what my
constituents demand, and I will follow
their ad vie.1." said Vinton. "O, that's all
right; I'll continue to vote for tbe gen
eral, too," Campbell hastened to exclaim;
"1 was only trying to get information."
The Argus congratulates Mr. Vinton
upon tbe emphasis with which he an
nounces his determination to Btand by
the people's choice. It is the only right
position for a good democrat to take, and
those who eyen hint at a change of can
didates are betraying the sacred trust
confided in them. The 101 democrats
who have displayed such loyalty, such
devotion to principle, and such steadfast
ness of purpose, have won plaudits from
all admirers of consistency and courage.
It would be too bad to have this glorious
record sullied now, and we think it will
Bard Coal Karkat.
$7.75 per ton for best anthracite coal,
all sizes, delivered within city limits, 25c
per ton discount for cash. .Indiana black
$4.50 and Cannel coal $6 per ton delivered,
cartage added on all orders for less thai
one ton; carrying in 25c per ton extra.
. G. Feaxkb.
Mrs. Eenry 6riav.au Fane Away at
Elfln-The Late W. H. taai th-A Sad
den Demtee at Davmport.
News has been received of the death at
the state hospital at Elgin of Mrs. Julia
Grimm wife of Henry Grimm of this city
and daughter of Joseph Miller. Mrs.
Grimm was 47 years of age, and twenty
three years of her life she had been a
sufferer from mental troubles, that por
tion of her life having beem spent at the
state asylum. She leaves with her hus
band in this city two sons, Henry Jr.,
who two years ago was stricken with the
same malady which has afflicted his
mother. He bad just attained bis twenty
first birthday, and was employed as
stenographer tor the Rock Island lumber
company and hd every promise of a
successful career when suddenly attacked.
The remains of Mrs. Grimm will arrive
from Elgin tonight and the funeral will
be held, probably tomorrow afternoon,
from the home of Peter Scherer, 931
THE LATE W. H. SMITH.
The Davenport Democrat gives the fol
lowing notice of the life of W. H. Smith,
formerly of this city, whose death was
noted in last night's Abous:
He was born in the 6tate of New York,
near Utica, Aug. 12. 1842. and attended
tbe city schools of Uiica. ne enlisted
in Co. C, 24th New York volunteers, and
served during the war. making a rec
ord for bravery and soldierly qualities.
He came west in 1S66 and located at
Burlington, where he traveled a year
for a wholesale house In 1867 he went
to Des MoiDes, taking the night clerkship
of the old Savery house, a position he
held about two years, making in tbe
meanwhile hundreds of friends and ac
quaintances. He tried the grocery busi
ness for a 6hort time, but soon went into
the Des Moines office of the United
Stites Express company as clerk. In
1874 he came to Davenport and worked
under Agent Trotter of the same com
pany, with which he wa9 connected the
rest of his life, some twenty years. In
1876 he was appointed agent of the com
pany in Rock Island, and held that posi
tion until 1887, when be resigned to ac
cept a route agency. He then again be
came a resident of Davenport, taking
rooms at Mr. Lercb's house, which he oc
cupied as long as he lived.
Mi. Smith was never married, and it
cannot be learned that he has any rela
tives living. A sister died a few years
ago. He was a consistent Mason am one
who was found in the lodge room often.
He belonged to the blue lodge, chapter
and commandery m Rock Island, and to
the Noths of the Mystic Shrine in Dav
enport. He was the second to become a
member of the Piute club. He was also
a member of tbe Ancient Order of Uni'ed
Wotkmen. Although not beloneing to
any church he frequently attended the
Episcopal service. He was highly re
garded as a man of great personal worth
and honor by those who knew him well.
The funeral will be held Wednesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house
where he died, and it will be conducted
by Everts "Commandery of Rock Island,
assisted by St. Simon of Cyrene of this
city. The interment will be in Oikdale.
, Miss Mary C. Callan. or Davenport,
spent Sunday afternoon visiting friends
in this city, and shortly after 8 o'clock
returned to her home in Davenport. On
her arrival she was sent to a bakery in the
neighborhood for some bread. She bad
ec.rcely entereJ tbe establishment when
she fell dead . She wa9 n ineteen years
of age and was the only child of her now
Death came to the release of Mrs.
Christian Von Rohr whose terrible, acci
dent was detailed in yesterday's Abgus at
12:45 this morning. The sufferer did not
regain consciousness, but died from the
shock of the frightful ordeal through
which she passed.
The funeral will be held from her borne,
Fourth avenue and Twenty-second street,
at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
The spectacular melo-drama "The FaBt
Mail," drew a fair sized audience at Har
per's theatre last night, and should bave
packed tbe house. The production con
tains an intricate plot with happy finale,
and the scenic effects are wonderfully
realistic. The view of Niagara Falls,
the scene in tbe boiler room of the steam
boat and tbe explosion of the boat, tbe
appearance of tbe train of cars pulled by
a huge locomotive with escaping smoke
and steam and the rush of the "Fast
Mail," all being really sensational fea
tures in stage mechanism, and in concep
tion and effect surpass anything hereto
fore seen in the theatre.
Oi March 17, Mrs. Leslie Carter, the
famous society actress of Chicago, is to
appear in "The Ugly Duckling."
A stranger who is described as being of
medium height, dark complexion with
black mustache, wearing a light overcoat,
has succeeded in defrauding a number of
our local merchants by ordering groceries,
meat, etc , sent to ficticious house num
bers paying an order on M. R. Iglebart &
Co., in the same of Chas. Johnson or
Geo. Sprague for an amount above the to
of the bill aad receiving the difference
in cash. Wheelan Bros, were swindled
out of $1.70 in this way F. G Ehleb
$3 and Chas. Oswald $30. The same
man has been at work in Davenport.
"Speaking of coughing," says Mis.
Partington, "some will cough tin their
face gets black and blue and never (think
of buying i bottle of Dr. Bull's Cough
Other I'nplla nki l d Honor to
Wik natoa'e Binhdir laverefttii a
Exere la -a
Following are programmes of Wash
ington's birthday exercises in the public
schools, not already published:
BUILDING NO. 3.
Fourth Grade Miss Copp, principal
and teicber Song, America, school;
Four Little Sunbeams, school; Memory of
Washington. Minnie Ltadburg; Washing
ton, Katie Elliott; Washington's Birth
day, Grtce Dougherty; School Holiday.
Delia Bus8t; Wasbineton's Favorite
Horse". Again a Nevins; flute solo, Simon
Mosenfel der; Character of Washington,
Minnie Scbneidei; Washington as
Sportsman, George Cox; recitation. Katie
Trefz; Character of Washington, Ale ha
Bowen; recitation, Annie Normole; song,
school; Washington as Oar Model. Lily
Hull. Jermie Collins, Bertha Dougherty,
Arthur Hansen. Rita Wilson. Catterioe
Adams, Allie Simon, Mary Wulff. Her
man Paulsen, Alice Smith, Willie Adams,
Simon Mosenfelder, as flg bearers; flute
solo, Edward Burris; Qaotation, Henry
Scbocher; Freedom. Caroline Wulff;
Americati Flsg. Catherine Adams; Qa
tation, Louis Cramptoo; Uaion and Lio'
erty, Lucia Robbins; song. Columbia
school . ,
BUILDING NO. 5 .
The Washington exercises of grade 6,
building No. 5. taught by Miss Jecn e A.
Kane, wtre held yesterday. The room
was profusely and artistically deco a'.ed.
American flags, great and small, in
abundance floated from every portion of
tbe room. The portraits of George and
Martha Washington were beautifully en
circled in fl wers. Tbe walls were ele
gantly draped with flag bunting and
evergreen. The following interesting
and patriotic programme was pleasingly
and creditably executed: 1
Opening- Hymn, school; Address of
Welcome, Eunice Stephens: Biography of
Washington, ten girls; Love of Country,
Julia Hart mm; The Star Spangled Ban
ner, schoo1; The American Flag, Robert
Atkinson; February Twenty-second. Em
ma Cbr.siensen; General Wasbiogton,
Franklin Griffith; The Children's Sing of
the Flsg. Walter Hodgdon; Washington's
Rules of Behavior. Agnes Luchmtn; Our
Flsg is There, George Porter; Marching
Through Georgia, school; Battle of Lex
ington, Liura Witt; Paul Revere 's Ride,
John Anderson, Chas Olson, Willie Frey,
Joe Schaab, Herman Juhl. Willie Fredrick ;
zither so' a, Agnes L'a.hman; Ctl
istbenics, school; Stirs in My Country's
Siy. L zzie Edwards; song. Battle Cry of
Freedom; tribute to Washington. Louie
Kennedy; All Hail the Lnd, Alice Mc
Cloure, Florence Tsnner, Eaama Br.ker.
FraDkie Ncrtoc; An Aneclote of Wh?ii
ington, Joe Kelly; song. Origin of Yan
kee Doodle; Mt. Vernon, tbe Home of
Washington, Archie Corken; Monument
of Washington, Mary McConochie; song.
John Brown; the Declaration of Inde
pendence, Walter Russ; Independence
Day, Holmes F;y; Washington's Fare
wtll, L'nda Hanson; song, theRtfd, White
and Blue,: Our Flag. Marv Rose. Eva
Lirkin and Jose Mirfield; Oar Flag o'tr
the School House is Floating. Robert
Fi z-immons; Barber Fritchie, E'.ta Tan
ner, Ella Gillon and Anna McNeil; son?,
Bittle Hymn of the Republic; the Fiug
of Wabhinizton, Ella Limbert; Eong
The Ston IMieetory.
The first volumes of Stone's new direc
tory of Rock I:lin.l. Moline and suburbs
have been received. A careful review of
the work finds it vey complete and ac
curate to an exceptional degree. The
book also contains miny advantages
heretofore unknown to city directories,
slci as street and avenue index, river and
railroad distances, nameB and officers of
different societies and organizations, res
ligious, socit.1 and secret, and many other
features whiuh reference to tbe book will
reveal and which must b3 of great use
and value. As a guide book it knows
much painst iking care in its compilation,
Mr. Stone having not only exercised
great diligence in bis efforts to fulfill all
his promises to subscribers, but he has
shown much originality and enterprise in
tbe construction of his directory.
It is to be regretted, however, that be
has deemed it necessary to include so
much advertising matter such as b of no
interest to Rock Island, to siy nothing of
the actual insertion of names of non-resi
idenls, simply in an advertising sense.
The Iabor Fair.
Another large crowd attended the In
dustrial fair list night and listened to tbe
Bowlby conctrtand tbe Davenport quar
tette, both of which were warmly encored.
The White Sewing Machine company
presented the association with one of
their latest sowing machines vhud at
f 60 which will be voted to the most pop
ular lady. Tonight the Rock Isl.nd
Athletic club will give an enteitiinmeni
consisting of a gymnastic exhibition and
a four round t love contest.
The Rock Island glass workers have
shown their appreciation of the enter
prise manifested by the London on behalf
of tbe exposition, by presenting E. I.
Leveen with sn immense glass globe,
which may be seen at the London's cen
tre booth. Mr. Leveen is very proud of
the gift, and is pleased with the good
will accompanying it.
''Whno pain and anguish wring the
brw a ministering angel" then art thou,
Jennie; if you come around with a bot
tle of Balvatioc Oil, and a willing mind
to rub it well cn my forehead. Be an
E. E. Parme:iter, attorney ai iaw.
Makes collections, loans money and will
attend to any legal basiness intrusted to
him. Office, post office block. Rock Isl
and, Ills. ds&wly
THE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
lmprrcnt Heeilac or the Boa-d of
Ultee ori Ckoatrea in the Contt
i niton, E?e.
The Rock Island public library board
met in regular monthly session last eve
ning. There were resect Directors
Johnson, Welch. Smart, Pt-s tta atd
Amendments to the rontt'intton ere
adopted to tbe tffect that hereafter the
librarian m ly issue to teachers in the
public schools such work as may te
useful to tbeir icholars in tbe prosecu
tion of specUl studies, tbe ae ection and
number of volumes thus ixnud to be left
to tbe discretion of the librarian. Such
volumes may be retained nx dvs. but
are not renewable, and are at a l times
subj:c t recall for lihrnr? purposes.
Non-residents who in tbe judgment of
tbe libraritn are worthy am! rtspnOMble
may become members by paying a fre of
$1.50 every bix months, piyable in ad
vance. N n-residen's owning city prop
erty are entitled to free membership.
The librtritn's report for Jiouary was
read as folio:
Art and Science 81
Religion and Poilopojiby n
Eihv and Mitcvllaneone la5
History and Biography 250
Juvenile Literature 42s
Total.... 2 105
Bills were allowed as follows:
J. M Buford. $45; Lcosly & Know
ton, $22.50; Merchants' E ecuic Light
company, 19 33; Kramer & Bleuer, 8;
A. Burri.ll. $2.50
Carker (calling on friend) Mercy!
What's that frightful shouting upstairs?
Servant That's Mr. Barker, sir.
Carker Why, I thought he had lost
Servant ne had, sir; but he has just
received tbe doctor's bill Puck.
A Plain Inanition.
"What is life?" asked the teacher of
the class in moral ethics.
"The absence of death," announced a
scholar frtrn the natural philosophy
class, and it rtood. Washington Star.
C. C. TAYLOR,
First door euct of London cloth
When such stocks as you find, for
instance at FolBom's. Johnson's or Ram
ser's are offered to buyers, I don't believe
it pays me to carry "hollow-ware." I
shall still sell knives and forks, spoons,
etc.. but to close out what I bve of such
articles as are named beow, I offer tbe
prices given. These coods are just as
good plate hs money can Duy, and I be
lieve this is an unususlly good chance to
get silverware, if you can use any of tbe
1 Tea set. former price (25 00. 116.00
Includes teapot, suear. creum spooner.
1 Cuke basket, former price $.ftf 16.00
1 " " " " 17. 7S. K 85
1 Fruit, dish. " " 17.75, 00
1 Four bottle (cut) caster,
former price f.5'. $4 60
1 Butter dish. former price H.50, I.f
1( ard receiver, " :l.fxi as 50
1 " " " 13.50, S4.50
And a number of other articles at corre
G. M. LOOS LEY,
Chia amu Glass,
1609 Second Arenne.
SATUBDAT, FEB. 28.
Lloyd & Stewart,
OF THB GREAT I RT
We have ever held- Many of our cus
tomers unable to attend on account of
stormy and unpleasant weather. Hun
dreds of corsets sold 'ast week and
may be out of some .sizes Same low
prices will prevail-
J. C. Swiss Gore $1 corsets go at 50c.
colors blue and ecru, black and gold,
slate and drab and white
v closing Sylph and Lncile$l cor
sets at 50c.
The new 5V corsets selling atJ.T. warranted a
pood h cret as you evr boug t for 5Jc, sale
Lcomcr'g cutaway hip cors ts 9V.
Vo a quality V D-ci-M-t 2 SS.
Ferri's Good fens crset wa'Sts 80c ami en
Have received few embriiilri-i sin-e our
oening sue, still se! ing at manufitjrer"s
To keep up the interest la our muslin department and to keep them rn 3v.c v
the low prices named during our muslin sale, will sell one bale genuine l"
yard wide unbleached sheeting at 5c a yard-
1712 :714 1716. 1718. 1720 and 1722 Second AvEsrt
PRICES THIS WEEK.
Lsmj Cbimnejs, No. 1
1 mp t'himi.ey. No a,
Tv iirt Paiier perptrke ,
Vanilla x:ract. 4 ox. bottle
TnmbVrn, per et
Nice Glawe Cream Pi ch r
Nice U im Water Pitcbcrs
We alo bave a few dozen handoomeiy d-corteJ eartbern
We have ibid meek reet ired a law lot ot "real lrith linen" : ip r in or.mv and
meniai i oo .zr, ruled or pi .io, at a-.'c per ponnl.
We Set the Pace, Let OUiersFollow if tbey Gao
KAN" & HUCKSTAEDT,
n 1?11 a---i 1513 Second arena.
fft-r to tbe Public tbe mo! brilliant line of the reaon !l
Lounge ami Cmrhes. I
Churure-r Suit, j
Centre I.ibart and
We are opening-the mart complete line of Hardware .necim'tl,, e rer offerel io Fo. k
Island beide oar rr alar roc of aiap'a and builder.' Bard .are
and Mechanics' tool.
Poeket, Table as Kitchen Cutlery,
I Nails tel Goods, Tinware, Stoves, Etc.
SPECIaLTIfiS-aimaxCook.fcnJKant., -Florid." and WKber Hot Water H.a:e
Florida Sieam Boil. a. Pwieur Germ Proof FUtera, Economy Frnce, Tin
end Sheet lr n or. Flumbin. Copperamlthlnj atd tteam F.ttinf.
BAKER & HOUSMAN,
1823 Second aveDne, Kock Is!auc
. LATEST NOVELTIES.
I T n T" r n r
LO WEST PRICES
4u te a fw sample price on y t!ril . '
Negcod received in diKy. ' "
One lot standard Prints v
1 a yard
Dress styles Ginghams 6c a Ya fn,
choice colors. ' w
Zephyr ginghams 12c a yard.
Apron check ginghams 4t a yard
The new wash dress goods. AriEet -Serge,36inwide.lis,c,ayard.
Adir ct 'mp r'i"lii o? li,e urt iin .
lo pri-e f or oh -i e U.- jrni nJ n -'.. '
T.-ca'l af e: tion timi? p -n.-e dro; ,
t insc im. lac curta il-and wti V
i.. will eli one 101 !j e rural -i si r m
Cu tu a pi t) tct-aci
week at .
copadorea g ng it,
FAIR, 1705 Second Avenn
& SO .ST. 1703Secoal Av?nu-
Headquarter for P.c:cre and F:-x
Parlor Tables. Etc.