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ROOK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL XI.TTT. HO 98
BOCK ISLAHD, ILL.; TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 1395.
FBIC3 TIHLE3 GZ3T3.
RUDDER OX STRIKE
That Was the Matter with the
Liner La Gascogne.
BATE IN THE HAT? ROB OF BEWYOBX.
After a Fuwp Across Old Oetu Fraurht
-with Peril to Uer Hundreds of Fswgcen
Comes Into Port im Compa.Br with H
Anchor Liner Joyful News to the AasW
ons Hniuirrds with Friends on Board
Scene In the Company's Ofllce.
Xew York, Feb. 12. With throe tugs
banging on behind, doing the duty of a
rudder. La Cascogne, tho French liner
whow missing condition has mnde so
many hearts heavy for a week, swung
into quarters outside tho bar at Sandy
Hook last night at 11:21 with all
on board well, and tho words "Thank
GouT' wcto on the lips of hundreds who
had relatives on board and in the hearts
of thousands of others who had no inter
est in the ship's fate save that which
prung from human sympathy. It was
4:15 p. m. when La Gascogne was first
sighted off Firo Island and C:3u before the
lookout was sure it was her.
Conld Sat Make Out Uer Signals.
Ehe was proceeding very slowly and
accompanied by two other steamers, one
apparently an Anchor liner. She dis
played signals, but in the failing light
they could not bo made out from the sta
tion on Firo Island. Her French flag
was made out soon after the vessel caiuo
into view, and as no other vessel of that
lino was due thiro was little doubt of her
identity, and it probably would never
have been ourstioLcl bnt that her long
delay had led shipping men to believe that
if sho was stiil nfluat she Tvould first be
heard of from some other port. The hope
was strcnptlit-m.-tl when it was seen that
the vessel ha 1 two masts and two rci
funntls. blnck-t ippcd.
(ooU ws spreads Rapidly.
he dropped anchor off t;p bar till morn
ing, and did nut reach herdocic untilneariy
noon today, Hut she was snfi!. It did not
tnke Ions for tho news from tho watcher
fit Fire Isl:m I to spread over the city, and
Soon the ofllccs were crowded with eople
wailing for a verification of the report.
The next dispittch came Irom Fire Island,
. to the effect that the operator there was
almost sum that the boat was the missing
te:imer. The next tlispitch hroucbt the
el 1 tlilingn that Ivs tiaseogne was safe,
nJ told that the tvaon of h r delay, as
explained by three rwl lights she was
showing, was "stci-rinirircer out of order."
(ireatrst Kxritrauenl lor Two Years.
Not since tho L'nibria was reported two
years ago after a perilous voyace across
the Atlantic with a broken shaft has
there been such excitement in this city as
last evening. In every hotel, in every
club, in alimxit every home in the city tho
Sole topic of conversation was the arrival
-of tbo ship, tho hopo of whom rescno
from the terriiic storms whicS have cans -d
such terriidn dUasters in the maritime
world hail almost drserted the hearts of
the most sanguine.
Laogtird and Wept with Joy.
The news spread quickly through the
city. Hundreds of persons liesiczed the
pier of the company as though thy ex
Ihcte.l that La (lascogne would in an
hour or two be moored at her dock. TliU
crowd was reinforced every moment.
Friends of French passengers fired query
after query at Mr. West, tho suix'rin
ten lent of the line. The only informa
tion vouchsafed them was that the ship
was safe. Tin y shook hands with each
other and laughed and wept with joy.
Over a thousand people decided on stay-
In; on i tie oocK until la lusc-nrno ar
rived and it was only when a conspicuous
announcement was posted on the outsitles
of th" rompanv's pier that she would not
leave quarantine until morning that tho
anxious watehers slowly went to their
The rejoicing was naturally greatest in
the French quarter. Tho heroism of
La (t.-iscomip's captain was lauded, the
ButTcriitgs of her passengers, the probabil
ities of numerous accidents were all enu
merated over and over n:r:iin, but the ono
great feeling was that of joy at what was
considered by all nothinir less than a mir-
ac'e. At the Hotel Martin, tho will
known Frenvh resort, tho cuests in tho
uinmg rooms and the corridors spoke of
nothing rise;. Simo if the Uascogne's
pass-njnT were known to many of them.'
Two of them, M. Kavier and M. Kibon,
were irut'stft ir the hotel two years airo
and are well remembered by Its frequent
NEWS MAKES STRONG MEN WEEP,
While Agent Forget forget His Dignity
ami IKies Some Capers,
The nws that La liasconne had been
Sighted was received with the ereafest cs
ritenicnt at the ollice of the t rench lino
in Howling tjiwn. The cabin oflias was
crowded with anxious inquirers who have
relatives and friends on board the steam
cr. They had been standing around with
pale faces expecting at any moment to
hear tho worst. When the word came
th.it the thlp was safo for a moment stiil
nes reigned, which was almost painful in
Apent Forg-t for a moment was ren
'..red smvehh-ss. which cviiiuntvil how
Carbanttr Lars as Hen's Fiff-I
Mrs. Xaxmk ioruM.x, of it uNrfcrOZc,
K. iv atlu.ai a.. i. jib Van a-aaaftxal ana fosttui
Cel. T. V. Korz. t.r MVat i'wil, Va was fcisj
op with cartiuiiele. the Wf-rsi that 1 etersnar.
lie tried everything be beard of. bis dex-tor
nuii ui noiams; lor
Dim. Unci six or
sevea cartunelcs at a
time, as lurjn-asbfD'a
ejnrs. He a-. so wink
anu mifTer'l so mech
he could not m-al a
step. In l-'.i he had
bis bed put in tbe
n;idole ot Ins room,
and sot on it to die.
Nc ooe ex pwted faini
: -1 iXZJ iizafii K si well, He mar
- vSJtf5; if Neslieal luscoverr
. V'gf''-r a-lvw-d for ail Mood
tiisimii rs. U fore bo
had taken half -a-bottle
erv " thi r tw mc t
Cou T. r. Focc
roawar. Two NHtleertt:nly cured inn. lie
Is mm 7; Te&rs.oM. aud .oju good hvcilh."
OS XOSLI IS BUIROEBl
anxious lie had been for the satety ot trie
steamer. Then he regained himself and
became wildly hilarious. He shoutod, ran
here and there, grasping the hand of this
one and that one, and fairly jumped up
and down over the floor amid the excite
ment of the moment. Then he put on
his coat and started for the French line
w .. . 7""V .
a cub; avi ucua m irauuicsa tor uajs vr
take him to meet La Gascogne should she
Several of the anxious ones waiting for
news started from the office to board tho
tug with Forcet. Many wet eyes conld
be seen in the French line office when the
good news was ascertained and the tears
were not from the eyes of women alone
Strong men wept as little children. The
strain of days of worry had been too
much for them. One man, Mr. Kiehe,
broke down completely and sobbed as if
his heart would break. Mr. Kiehe has
three daughters on board La Gascogne.
As soon as Forget arrived at tno dock:
two tugs chartered beforehand were
promptly ordered to get ready to force
their way through the ice and down the
bay. The first tug, the Louis 1'aulver,
carried M. Forget and three influential
members of tho French colony down to
San.iv Hook. The second boat, Kdwin
M. Millard, which left New York at 8 p.
m., was placed at the disposal of the press
by the French line, and carried down to
quarantine about fifty newspaper men to
add to the fifty already there, backing up
fifty others who were on board tugs cruis
ing about among the ice fljes of the lower
Tho trip down to Quarantine in the
moonlight, crashing through the lee, buf
feting into the Arctic wind blowing was
delightfully bracing experience in 6pite
Of the cold. One aud all seemed to feel
tho excitement of the moment, tho joy
feit -tt tho receipt of the news telling of
tho rescue, aopnrantly from a terrible
calamity, of about 4V souls and a splendid
ocean steamship valued at about f l,QW,uuu
and havinir on hoa-d a cargo valued at
about j.VJ),!io. Therefore what mattered
it if tiie interior of tho little tug's pilot
house was like an ice chest and that one's
breath froze ail over his face?
THE SCENE AT QUARANTINE.
Iiou Newspaper Men Join in Singing
Nearer, 3Iy God, to Thee.
All was light and jollity at Quarantine.
The new and hundsome buildings devoted
to the use of the Associated Press ship
news offi and the ofQce of the health of
ficer of the port of Xew York were blazing
with electric lights aud alive with news
paper men who carried their enthusiasm
to tho extent of gatberingon the pier-head
to tho number of, say loO, and singing
more or less melodiously "Nearer, My
God. to Thee." It was quite touching, so
much so that two tug boat captains a!d
four deckhands were cor. verted on the
spot and joined in the singing with fervor.
Picket were ported on every hill and a
close watch was kept on the telegraph
ofli-e nnd telephone room, for with nil tho
enthusiasm the gentlemen of tho press
were on toe watch f r the sngrrtest crumli
of news. One light down the bsy was
watched With anxious Interest. Kvery ru-
mot was carefully sifted and chronicled;
every echo of a report wa investigated,
and little mom cou'd b gathered than ! th,,re W l8 goI1(, niistakc ab;mt tlu. ppprg
tho dull fact that away off lire Island ! and t!icV had to be st ut back. She had
steamer, apparently disabled, was slowly. anilstako j pitting a .000 instead
painfully threading her way to port and of a j-1MJ poller. Ho was quito angry and
under her own steam at that That wasK1,a. .j,n h.-V'ho hardlv ever swore
the milk in the coeoanut. ' ihu I'll Llll h. p m.t mrhn. if T
The tugs steamed along to the bar. and
nnauy arnvca aiong.meoi " :"-!
Her passengers were all on deck, some of
t'lem singing and most of them cheering
as person are wont to do .when their
minus are smmeniy r. t.rvc-1 oi a neavy
strain. For thirteen days or a voyage
lasting sixteen days the ship had lieen
disabled, one of her main piston rods hav
ing bruken on her third day cut from
For sixteen hours on that fateful third
day the vessel was hove tfo while the break
wasoe.iig repaireo. it .was eomparaiive-
ly g.iotl weather when tae i.reaK occurreu, I u.,y thllt th(. noto8 S;KIloli. Tho next
but the steamer was doomed to run lnlu ! tillc llarrMrafl j'tl) ,, uffi ho asU,.a
some of the nastiest or her voyae. hen f mu u u wasn't til!le tJ gacridee tho uress
the break had been repaired the steamer mai;t.r. I ttaid: 'Harry, vou an; not going
prmi-eded on her way. but under greatly t( tai the dressmaker, are vou?' Ho said:
reduced siiet-d. When near the banks of
Newfoundland La (i iscone ran into a
gale that increased to hurricane fvirec.
When off Sable island Feb. 5 the ma
chinery broke down a.'ain nnd the steam
er was hove to again, this time for forty
During nil this per,0I tao eni nes did
not make a sinulo revolution. When
the second repairs had been made the
steamer started ahead once more until
still further reduced power and
t jward the Long Island coist. It is a re
markable fact that during tho entire voy
age across the Atlantic La, Gascogne did
not siht a steamer until sho passed one
bonnd for Philadelphia late on Sunday.
EverylKxly on lonrd tho La Gascogne is
reported all riirht. In answer to queries
from the tug the steamer said that at no
time were they in danger, although the."
c.iO'mtend terriiic gales.
PULLMAN READY TO TESTIFY.
lirrak in the Deb Trial Rerane a Juror
Is Kick with the Grip.
Chicago, Feb. Ii The IX1m trial is
hung up because one of tbo jurors is sick
alied so ill that Judge Grosscup says he
will not bo able to take further part in
this trial. The judgesaid that if the juror
were his father ho would not want him to
get out of bed for at least two weeks, and
then he would not be able to do jury duty
for several weeks more.
learning tne wnereanonrs oi ir.orge
M. Pu'lman, whoso employes acted so
mysteri-Hi'dy, John S. ltunnells, counsel
f r the Puilman corporation, says: "There
has been an entirely unnecessary amount
of criticism concerning Mr. Pullman's ab
sence. In the first place I want to say that
I was called onto! town on the company's
business last Saturday week Mr. Pull
man left the city on Tuesday moraine for
New York, and np to that time neither he
nor I ha t the slightest intimation that his
presence in I he trial was beiug souirht for.
I am further willing t J b qotei as raying
that Mr. Pullman is entirely willing to
give h s tesu.ticnj in the r "-.-. and that
a subrorna would secure the same atten
tion lroin him as from any othjr cit.ien."
Parks1 Tea is a great blood puridtr
and cleanser. A pleasant herb drink
which moves the bowels without pain.
eripin or discomfort. Sold by Hartz
A DRY'S EVrDEXCE.
He Tells a (Remarkable Story
of His Brother.
Vt i tFt- iiM:i.AKr.- him l.iiitiM i 111
And the Jadce Intimates That the Frls
enei's Attortey Are Not Entirely Saae, ta
Which Erwis Take Kxcepthm Strange
Way la Whtefc Harry Bayarard Talked
of Maxderina; Kate Gins and of Bow Bo
Bad Killed Utber reople.
Mixxeapolis, Feb. 13. In the Hay
ward murder case Adry Hay ward, broth
er of the man accused of murdering Cath
arine Ging, was called to the stand and a
buzz of subdued interest went around tho
court room. He stated that Harry had
told him that he gambled some. He had
told him of having loaned money for Miss
Ging and having gambled with hcrmoney.
At this point Mr. Erwin arose and im
pressively said: N
"I wish to enter an objection here.
The witness has a delusion on this sub
joct, and is, in fact, insane."
"I don't sec," said the court, "that he's .
any more insane than some of the attor
neys in this caso."
"I take an exception to the court's rul
ing," retorted Erwin, ""and to the court's
remark before this jury."
With that remark he sat down and the
examination proceeded. "About the
middle of September ho asked me if I
wanted to make good money. I said yes,
and he said I could g;t about &,UU0 if I
was not too particular. He asked me if
I was willini to kill a woman for fi,0i.
I said I wasn't willing to kill any holy.
Count Kill Her In a Hack-.
"He said it was easy to do it and no
body would bo suspicious of me, as they
only looked up a set of criminals who had
been convicted of crime before. After
that he said he knew a hackman that
would do anything for him. He said it
would be easy to kill her in a hack, and
if necessary the hackmau could bo killed,
too. After that ho susgystcd getting her
drowned in a lake, but that looked too
much like suicide, and ho gave it up.
Then he wondered how she would fall if
he took her buggy riuing and they should
strike a bowlder; whether she would fall
in or out. Alter that he talked about
getting her tangled up in tho lines and
having tho horse run away."
And then he told how on the morning
of Nov. 6 Harry had come to his H it.
"He took out a package of money," con
tinued Adry, "and asked me if my vault
vras ox n. I said no. It was election
day. I went with him to breakfast, nnd
he said to say nothing of the money, as he
was supposed to lw broke. He also showed
mo a pawn ticket and thr.-o diamond
rings. Then he said he was through with
me and that I hadn't any nerve. He had
f i n 1 1 1 1 1 a nun tirivte vhn hail mitVi n rt
cx-ioiiccmaii nameu .oiixb,
Caned the Dressmaker.
Turning totlic question of life insurance
the witnesssaid: "He said the dressmaker
,, ', i,- i . (, v,., v..-b- i.ir.. ,i
. ,.1;,;ilination nll rlc!lt ,)Ut
i don't ever get a cent. 111 get more out
of it uw that she's maile such a bull out
; of it . Tbt.n h(, wt.nt Jnto f;lt ,., 0lIi
na made out three notes on blank forms,
j Thl, wc(Ij fci,,lun. on a atUrdav. H.trrr
toi j. ..... ,!... dressmaker was cumimr and
sam: i guess i ii nave you sign mem as a
witness.' 1 said: "I guess not. I won t
have anything to do with it.' Then Harry
said: 'I'll get Jack for ono then, aud
Ulixt for the other. If you don't want to
sign tlieiu you'd better get out of here.' I
then left to do some collecting and went
hoTOO t4 luncheon. He told mo on Mon
i es, we are.
she'll have to bo the victim
Had Killed Other People.
"He said," went on the witness, "that
ho had killed two persons in the east aud
he h!id killed third, but he stopped there
aud wouldn't say anything more. He
also said he had c.iused a lire in the east
where the less was $1.",(M. He said ho
got f2 lor doing it. Ho said thorj was
' nothing in haunting people. I had told
mm ii lie kuicu ner sue wouiu nauut iziui.
He said: 'People may dream of such
things, bnt if you had any nerve yon
would go out and kill somcoody. It don't
make any difference who, so you kill
somcbodv. Kill a cripple. It's better for
i them to die than to live any way. Go out
! and kill some ono and I will g:vo you
nJ.' I akcd him how he would know
that I had d me it, and he said he would see
it in the papers. I said I would not do it.
That was the last conversation I had with
him. 1 didn't want to say anything
about it as it was a family nflair, but I
went and told Elder Stewart."
isht of tlie M order.
"Shortly after half-past 7 on tho night
of the murder Harry cams to lay fiat and
' asked me for . I gave it to him, and
i then he said: 'You'd better go to tho thea
ter tonight, lake your wile and go.
! Something i going to happen.'
He was a
. little excited it was one of the few times
J i t.ver raw him excited. I took him by the
arm and tried to detain him. Ho shook
' himself loose and said: 'I ve no time to
fool now. I'm in a hurry. -My wife and
I then went to her father's. When we
got home, or shortly afterwards, I heard
a quick step in tha hallway and then saw
a light in Harry's room. I heard nothing
more until & in the morning when Harry
came to the door and said, 'something
has happened. Miss Ging has been mur
dered. She was found stone dead in tha
road near Lake Calhoun.' He asked mo
to come to his flat, and I did so. He got
out his Colt's revolver and cleaned it.
There was very little dirt on it. As he
was doing this he said, 'It's jnst like
picking np money.' Then he lay down on
the hiumco with his overcoat over Litu. I
went back to my flat."
Th trial of Jordan, Annie M money
and Jersey for the murd.ir of Janitor
Barnes is now proceeding at Chicairo. Tbe
ta-sLimony does not differ materially from
the story of tbe murder as told in the dis
TRIED TO KILL GLEASON.
aiai aarewxicaieei jaaai Attempts to jsarawr
New TOBK, Feb. 12. John Griffin,
formerly a motonnan on the Calvary
cemetery line, owned and operated by ex-
to snoot the latter. Griflin asked the ex-
mayor for a recommendation, and, being
refused for the reason that he was intoxi
cated, drew a revolver and palled the
rigger twice. The cartridgos failed to
explode. Night Watchman Dowling
gained possession of the pi?tol, keeping
the man a prisoner until the arrival of
THE CASE OF J. CRANSTON.
State Department Will Take Tigorotu
Measures In tho I'remises.
Washisgtox, Feb. 12. The state de
partment will proceed, to take vigorous
measures in the case of J. Cranston, who
arrived at Vancouver on the Warrimoo,
an exile from Hawaii. - A brief .state
ment of his case has been received at the
state department frm the United States
commercial agent at Vancouver, alleging
that Cranston is an American citizen;
that he was guiltless of any participation
In the rebellion and that ho was forcibly
placed n board the steamer an 1 exiled
without any trial and to his severe pecuni
It will be necessary in order to make
out a case against tho Hawaiian govern
ment to substantiate Cranston's state
ment at every point According to his
own story Minister Willis f ook his deposi
tion before ho was ejected from Hawaii
and the minister is doubtless fully inves
tigating the matter there. Should Cran
ston's assertions bo liorno out by this in
quiry there cau bo little question that lie
will have a good claim for indemnity
against the Hawaiian government and it
will be the duty of our state department
to iusist upon a settlement.
WANT BETTER GOVERNMENT.
Agitation for Municipal Investigation at
Sax Fbaxc'so. Feb. U Tho agita
tion for a legislative commission to in
vestigate oflieiul corruption in this city
received an added impetus at tho grsut
Motropclitnn temple innssmccting. Tho
good effects of the meeting wero apparent
all day and tbe Wuymiro bill was theone
theme of conversation among tho many
thousands who have awakened to tho
problem of better government. Motro
polital temple was thronged with men
and women who came to hear the prob
lem of "G..l Citizenship, which wns
the tonic of Huv. W. It. liood man's ud-
Tho speaker Is a new factor in tho
movement, having recently come from
C hicago to this statu- an.l from Los An
geles to this city, where ha h i I been in
stalled as pastor of tl:e California Street
M thodist church. At nearly all the
churches tho mini-tcr tojk occasion to
speak of the proposed investigation and
to approve of it. Telegrams havo b.ten
received from Dr. Park hurst. Clarem-o
Lexow, nnd John W. Uoff indorsing tho
plaus of the local reformers.
Chicago l'arkiiif; 4a:ie Mtlrder.
CiHCACO, Feb. 12. The trial of Edward
Jordan and Annie Mahoucy for the mur
der of Ja:;it;r Barnes is now on. Tho
b'ood stained pa cking casj in which tho
hacked body of Ii irni-s of the Hiawatha
flats was piacxl, tegether with tho ax
wielded by Edward Jordan, nnd tho car-
ret strips which v.ere nsil to cover the
body were brought into Judge Freeman's
court and placed squarely in Irout of tho
jurors. Jordan winced iicrceptibly when
he beheld four big policemen In the act o!
carry inji the. box nnd contents into tho
courtroom, but recovered his cold nerve
immediately. The opening address to tho
jury was then mndu.
Let Ihe h. rill l.o a llrttcr Jub.
New ai:k, N. J., Feb. Ii. Joseph Caur-
tor shot his wife us she lay asleep with her
child. Two shots wero lirud. ono bullet
lodging in tho woman's intestin.-s. After
thesHoottn r Courier cut his own throat
with a razor, but the wound is not re
garded as dangerous. Airs. Courtcr caa-
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tem, and rejnlate the digestive or,
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hold bv all uru2nsts.
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A cream of urtar takta powder Highest of
all ia leareDioz s'retisti. Lattft CUed 8late$
Rot At BaKTXS fenx Co.. lot WsQ St . T.
20 Per Cent
Discount on Any
Suit or Overcoat in
The House. None barred
The Blue Front.
leaving Rock Island February
1-Jth. Why not join this excur
sion to the land of
Sunshine and Flowers,
where the climate is a composite
of all delightful months. We
can insure you an enjoyable
trip over tl - most picturesque
routes in a Pullman Tourist
sleeper under the personal
charge of J. C. Rasniussen.
The cars being under our con
trol, the traveler is secured
against objectionable company,
over-crowding and relieved from
all anxiety regarding details of
the journey, every attention be
ing given to the
Comfort and Pleasure
of passengers. The excursions
have a two-fold object, first to
carry people to the garden spot
of this country; second, if this
decent from desolate winter into
rosy June delights the traveler,
we are prepared to show lands in
the Santa Clara Valley, ranging
in price from $65 to $100 per
acre, of which any 20 acre patch
will yield a royal income when
planted with olives, prunes, etc..
etc. Terms of sale one-fourth
clown, balance on or before six
years, or if you prefer, $10 per
month until paid. We make a
rebate on railroad tickets to all
purchasers of land. For further
particulars apply to
J. C. RASHUSSEU
or HEIDI BROS.
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Attend Madame Kellogg's school of Dress
No re-fitting. No re-basting. No paste-board
chart or model, but a
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Such as our Merchant Tailors use. Thorough
Instructious given in the art of
Boning, Finishing, and
Lessons not limited. School open day
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