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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL. XITTT. HO 205
ROCK ISLAUD, ILL., MONDAY, JUNE 17. 1895.
PRICE TEHEE CZ3T3.
Gotten Out by the Interstate
GEJEEAL EEVIEW OF LAST YIAE.
HUM of New Road Built, Development ol
Consolidation, Bonds In Bad lock. Capi
tal Invested and the Vlvidenile That
Were Paid, E.0orts at Economy, Passen
ger Carried and People Killed and In
jured National Capital Miscellany.
Washington, Jnno 17. The seventh
statistical report of tho interstate com
merce commission for tho year ending
Juno 80, 1SU1, has just boon submitted.
In the introduction especial attention
la called to the peculiar condition affect
ing tho operation of railways during the
year. First, the report covers the last
lour months of the Columbian exposition,
during which time tbcre was an increased
passenger traffic; second, it covers a
period of wiilesprcoJ antl unprecedented
business depression; third, on Juno 31,
1801, 13 roads, operating upwards of 42,
000 miles cf lino and representing about
one-fourth of tho total railway capitaliza
tion, wero in tho hands of receivers. Tho
effect of these conditions Is apparent In
nearly all of tho figures presented.
Mot Much New Railway Building.
The total railway mllcajfo in tho United
States on Juno ."), lsul, was ITS 8 8; an In
cruoso during the year of 2,347 miles. The
increano during the previous year was ,.
h..7. Tho per centago cf increase during
1H was leas than for any prccoding year
for-which reports havo been mado to tho
commission and it is not prohablo that
tho year ending Juno &), IMij, will show
much improvement. Tho number of
roods abandoned was sixteen. The total
'mileage of all tracks was S!33, 533 miles.
Tho movement of consolidation during
tho year on tho ba.sia of mileage involved
was greuter than for tho four yoars previ
ous; lifteon roads, representing 1,731
miles, havo been merged; twenty-two
roads, representing !i.io.J miles, have been
reorganized, and fourteen roads, rrpro
eenting l,f'. miles, have been consoli
dated. Ninety roads opcrateiTAtfJ per cunt
of tho entire mileage.
bafega.rl and Number ol Employes.
During tho year 1,57 J locomotives and
5 ),aM5 Ciirs were fitted with train brakes
and 1,11)7 locomotives and 34, ISO cars
wero fitted with automatic couplers. Of
tho total equipment, 74 HI per cent is still
without train biakes and 72.77 percent
without automatic couplers. Tho total
number of railway employes on June 30,
1SUI, was TiU.iiOS, n decreaso as compared..
Willi the number on June 31, WJi, of
IM.IKM, or 10. 7ii per cent. This is a smaller
number employed than In any year since
l.S'Jii. This decruaso is due, tho report
Ktates, to tho very grout falling olf in
trafllu and tho cnJeuvur of tho railway
companies to economize. A new feature
in this report is a tablo giving a compara
tive statement of tho averago daily com
IMinsation of tho various classes of rail
way employes for ISjUJ, 16U3 and 1S94. ,
As to Capital anl Dividends.
Tho total amount of reported railway
capital Juno 30, lb'.il, was IO;7'.i,47J,813,
or t 'J'il er mile of lino. This Is an in
crease in tho amount of outstanding capi
tal during tho yonr of .".. W,4')3. Tho
funded debt wa J."),;!.Vj,5Sl,0ia Tho
amount of stork paying no dividend was
t3,0liti,15J,0tl, or (53 43 per cent, of the total
amuiink Tim total amount of dividends
was llii.uTj.'.'Tti, or uti avera'o rato on tho
ilividond paying stock of o.4l per cent.
Tho amount of bonds paying no Interest
TUAFFIC OF TllE KA1LWAY9
And What It Produced lit laconic Some
Tho numlier of passengers carried was
ClO.CSS.l'.i'J, nn increase over the previous
year of Srt, )n7,i'.i7, nnd was occasioned by
tho world's fair travel. Thero was a laro
decrease in tho freight traffic lt)T.,!'3 -,!.!
tons. Tho gross earning of the railways
show n decrease as compared with t ho
previous year of li7,3'.H,u77. Tho amount
of operating expenses decreased f.0,.Vjti,
077. Tho lurgest er cent of decrenso w:is
In tho expenses assigned to maintenance
of way and structures, and to main
tenance of equipment.
Tho net cnrnlugs wero f311,9l7,47.",
which after deducting flx-1 charges, etc.,
left a net Ineomo of t.'iS, 705, 1)70 nvuilablo
for dividentls, and n decrease compurei
with th. previous year of nearly 53 per
cent. Tho nmuuut ol dividends paid i'.io,
D75,ll7(I was a decrease of only $.,;3.'Afc
from tho amount paid tho previous year,
and entailed a deficit from tbo operations
of tho year of 4.U1J.144. Tho revonuo
derived from the carrying of pusscngirs
was fc.5,8l'..r5M, and tho revenue dorived
from freight trallie was J'VJO.l'.W.Ol:!
During tho year l.(f3 railway employes
were killed and C:v4-J wero Injured, as
compared with K,7-7 killed and 31,79 in
jured In 1V3. This marked decrease
In Ciisualtics is partly due, tho report says,
to the decrease in tbo number of men em
ployed and tho decrease In tho volume of
business hundloJ. Tho Increased use of
automatic appliances on railway equip
ment nlso may have rendered railway
employment less dangerous. Tho num
ber of passenger, killed was 3i4, an in
crease of twenty-live, and tbo number in
jured was 8,034, a decrease of IvH. To
show the ratio of casualty it nay bo
b luted that ono employe was killed out of
every siS lu the service and one injured
out of every thirty-three employed.
In conclusion the report statistician re
news tho recommendations made in pre
vious reports in regard to the desirability
of requiring annual reports from express
companies; corporations, companies and
persons owning rolling stock used in
inters tAto commerce; corporations, com
panies and persons owning depot proper
ty;Istock yarJs and elevators used by
interstate carriers, and from carriers ou
water that oempcto with railways for
traffic. Keferenco is also made to the
question of requiring tho railways to re
port frcicbl earnings or mram(wr.
then Trouble Settled.
June 17. The trouble
betwo.u Foreman Espey and the book
binders of tho government prtatw of
Uee baa been amicably settled and the
-hreatetird strike avertoi
A Conploo Washington Miracles.
. WASHlseTOJt. Jwne. 17. Representative
Bitt Is gradually regaining his strength,
and he is expected to be able to go to Kar
ragansctt bench within a few days. Ho
will remain there (luring the summer, or
until he Is fully restored to health. Miss
Mary A. Dodgo (Gail Hamilton), it is
expected, will be taken to her home
In Massachusetts within a few days. She
is now entirely conscious.
FIGCCE3 O.V THE NATIONAL INCOME.
Estimated Aggregate of Receipts June S3
Treasury People ConliJent,
WAsmnGTOX, June 17. Tho treasury
receipts from customs and internal
revenue so far during tho month of
Juno show no improvamcnt over last
month, whilo tho disbursements remain
practically tbo same. The receipts from
sugar importations are exceedingly low,
and tho expected largo increase from
whisky withdrawals has no: materially
increased. For tho first half of the pres
ent mouth the receipts from customs
amount to fU2i.?..'5, and from internal
revenuo 15 1H7,0S., making tho total re
ceipts from customs for the eleven and a
half mouths of the fiscal year f US HM 87,
nnd from Internal revenuo sources
It is estimated that on Juno 30 the
total recipts from customs will aggregate
for the year 153,tilN,9G2,and from internal
revenuo 7j7 077, and tho delicit at the
end o the year is estimated at ti5,0JJ,00J
in round numbers. Nothwithstunding
this showing for tho year there is no ex
pectation from uny source ( an extra ses
sion of congress, or osl another bond issue
before tho regular meeting in December.
The gold reserve now amounts to about
f4i9,ijuu,ith), with nn available cash balance
ol nearly Clsl.O'JO, 00), which Is regarded
as ample to meet all urdiuary demands.
The spirit of confidence and security
which pervades tho treasury department
at this time is largely.dueto the provision
in tho last bond contract obligating tho
syndicate to protect tho gold lu tho treas
ury from wKhdruwals for export. Tho
ability of the syndicate to carry out this
provision has been amply demonstrated
the last several mouths, when the rato of
sterling exchange has ut times ruled far
above the export point. Tnis obligation
con not tie discharged until O.-tobcr 1
Close Watch on Cub.in Fil.bn.tcrs,
Washington, Juno 17. Treasury of
ficials are tuning measures to prevent tho
outfitting of filibustering expeditions
against Cuba, and to that end will send
two more revenue cutters south to cruise
along tho Carolina and Florida coasts.
They also have asked the navy depart
ment for tho use of two steam launches
(or use in southern harbors.
SYSTEMATIC SCHEME OF THEFT.
Goldeu Flevco Mine Robbed by Prole.
- sional Grand Itasca!,
Oenvek, Juno 17. The most sensation
al leaturj of the robbery of tho Golden
r lecco rmnu Is tho fact that miners of this
stato have lost millions of dollars iu tho
past ten yoars by reason of a systematic
scheme carried out in all its details by a
nana 01 pruiessionai imevcs. .as ono 01
the ofilocrs said, the robbery was not the
work i f tho minors. Some bold thieves
have, however, planned robberios on a
gigantic scalo, according to tho develop
lucnts at the Flueco and other propertied,
and tho whole affair will result in a revo
lution cf the methods in voguo at the
mines. Hereafter tho gold mines will bo
handled more after tho manner of tho
diamond mines. .
Won by an Outsider.
New Yoiik, Juno 17. Tho Suburban
Handicap was a shocking surprise. Not
only was it won by an outsider Lazzv
rono In 2:07 4 5 but Djraino, the f.ivorlto.
didn't got a place. Those pessimists who
said that racing would come to an end
under tho new betting system had to
change thoir views when they saw tho
ring. Thero were fifty bookmakers and
each was kept busy calling names to his
sheet-writer. A quiet, but businoss-lika
young man, Riley Grannin, moved quiet
ly from stand to stand, betting on Liizzi
ronc, first 13 to 1, then at lit to 1, finally
rutting down to tho lowest mark, to 1.
He easily won 70,K.
Clilcego More Attilelio Than California.
CincAio, Juno 17. In the athletic con
tests between the Chicago Athletic asso
ciation nnd tho University of California
team CUlcn;r won tho 100-yard dash,
one-milo run, ranulnz high jump, put
ting Hi pound shot, 220-yard dash, and
440 yard run. California won tho lau
yard hurdle, ono-mile walk, HsO yard run,
running broad jump, -'.'J yard hurdlo
and 10 pound hammer throw. The soon,
total, was: Chicago 43, California 3.
Crum, tho Iowa athlete, was in tho Chi
cago team and made -tho loo-yard dash In
tf 4-3 seconds.
Thit His Judgment Against Rockefeller.
Cleveland, Juno 17. The American
Steel Barge company bos taken a hand In
the litigation between Alfred Mcrritt
and John D. Rockefeller. The company
has obtained a writ of garnishment pre
venting Rockefeller from paying to Mer
rltt f.l0,O0J, ibe amount of tho judgment
obtained against Rockefeller in Minne
sota last week. The barge company
claims to hold notes of Merrilt for more
than tho amount of the judgment.
Rockefeller Is heavily interested in the
He Refused to Support His Family
PuixcETOx, Ills., Juno 17 Three
months ago August H. Heap, of Spring
Valley, for trilling reasons refused to
contribute toward the support of his wife
and child, and for so doing he was fined
in tho county court here i.VJ and sen
tenced to jail for two months. The caso
is said to bo tho first In the state under
the new law compelling husbands to pro
vide support for their families.
Trouble for B. and L- Associations.
Madison', Wis., June 17. State Treas
urer Peterson Is on tho trail of foreign
building and loan associations doing busi
ness in Wisconsin. He says that when
the annual exam. nation of their bonds
now filed with the stato treasurer takes
place nearly all tho associations will be
compelled to put up better security or
quit doing business in the state.
A negro ex-convict at idount (sterling,
Ky., lucited thereunto by natural cussed-
n apparently .hot two polioomen. one
fatally. The latter managed, however, to
mortally wound the negroT .
Jealous Miscreant Does Deadly
Work in Kansas.
ATTEMPTS A WHOLESALE ETLLTSG,
Bat Succeeds Only with Himself and Bis
Tsro Little Children Three Other Per
snr. Shot, Ono of Whom May Die The
Chltlien's Brains Beaten Out with a
Hatchet Tragedy the Sequel of a Mis
take in Matrimony.
Kansas City, June 17. A special to
The Times from St. Francis, Kan., says:
A terrible tragejy wa3 enacted about
nine miles northeast of St. Francis.
Frank Williams, a farmer, while in a fit
of jealous rage, attempted to murder his
wife. Miss Alice Smith and William
Smith. Ho then beat the brains out of
his two children, a little girl aged about 5
and a boy about U years of age, with a
hatchet, after which he blow his own
brains out with a revolver. Williams
lost his first wifo last September, and on
May 1- married Mrs. Anna Konncdy,
formerly a Miss Dixon, who lived near
by, and who had assisted in bis house
work for some time past.
Opecs Fire on Everybody In Sight.
Their married life was vory unhappy,
and after about four weeks of turmoil the
woman left him and went to livo in the
family of a man named A. Swanson, a
neighbor. During tho past week Will
iams went to the houso of Swanson sev
eral times, flourished, a roolver and
threatened to kill his wife and Mrs.
Swanson. The Swanson family and Mrs.
Williams started to come to St. Francis for
tho purpose of having Williams arrested.
On tho way they stopped at tho houso of
George Smith. Whilo thero Williams ap
peared upon tho scene and proceeded to
settle the diJiculties between himself and
wifo by whipping out a revolver and bo
giniing to lire at cverbody in sight.
Completes His U olk at Home.
William Sinitn was shot through tho
check, tho bullet knocking out two of his
teeth and tearing away a portion of the
jaw. Ho was also shot twice In tho back
anl may die. MUs Smith received a bul
let in tho breast, but fortunately her cor
cct nr res ted tho bullet and she suffered
but a slight flesh wound. Mrs. Williams,
the wife, received a bullet in tho mouth,
but was not seriously wounded. Wil
liams then rodo home, where he com
pletod his devilish work by smashing tho
brains out of his two children with a
hatchet and shooting himself through tho
head. When the sheriff arrived on tho
scene Williams and the little girl were
dead and tho boy was dying.
FARHKIt MYsTEItlOlSLV BICRDERED.
Body of an r.lderly Bachelor Found Bid-
- ten In Ills Barn.
Ei:iE, Kan., June 17. Tho body of
Farmer i'etcrson,"' a bachelor about 69
years, of ago, who lived alone, was found
by neighbors hidden in the manger of his
barn. Tho body was covorod with hay
and old horso blankets were thrown over
the hay s if to cover up all truces of tho
crime. Tho neighbors had missed seeing
the old man around for about a wuek and
In coming suspicious went to his house.
They found It unlocked and no one in.
The condition of tho furniture indicated
that thero had been a great struggle, and
tho searchers went to tho barn.awhcre
they soon located tho man's body. Tho
old man is thoucht to havo hud consider
able money, sumo of which ho had intend
ed to invest in a few days, but nono ut it
can bo found. There is not tho slightest
clew to tho Identity of the murderer.
Terrible Deed ol is Mother.
Hassibal, Mo., Juno 17. Mrs. Clarence
E. Todd, who a few months ago was di
vorced from her husband, murdered her
daughter, Miss Hester Bethel, in this
city. She used a revolver and shot three
times. Tho causo was jealousy of the di
vorced husband. Mrs. Todd has been
married three times and has been di
vorced from each of her husbands. Tho
young lady was a daughter of her first
husband and was :LZ yoars old and hand
some. Tho murderess is a raving uianiao
Crime of a Jealoui Knot uck Ian.
Louit-VILLE, June 17. Arthur Gourdin,
a shoemaker of . Pee wee Valley, eighteen
miles from here, probably fatally wound
ed Thomas Murphy and then stubbed his
Wife to death. Ho suspected them of
Army Officer In a New Hole-
Wichita, Kan., Juno 17. Captain
Woodson, of tho Fifth cavalry, at present
acting Indian agent fcr tho Chcycnnes
and Arapah'ies at Darlington, O. T., has
issuod an order dwelling strongly on the
importance of Indians adopting tho civil
marriage rites. Now Captain Woodson
bos his hands full, for tho Indians are
coming in from all quarters to bo married
by him. They are coining in young and
old nnd the scenes presented are exceed
Embezzler Taylor at Chicago.
Chicago, Juno 17. W. W. Taylor, the
defaulting ex-treasurer of South Dakota.
spent Friday night at tho Palmer House
with his wife and daughter. Late Satur
day afternoon hu left for Pierre, S. 1) ,
to give himself up to the authorities and
make such restitution of the stolen state
funds as he has agreed to da Ho said to
a reporter: "I expect to pay every dollar
I owe in time.
tile Insured In Favor of Bis Wife.
Fout Smith, Ark., June 17. Mrs. Kit-
' tering, a young woman who came here
from Colorado in 1S94 with her husband,
an old man, is on trial here for the mur
der of the lauer. Kittering's lifo was in
sured for ft,000 L'i favor of his wife.
Engineer and Fireman Badly Hurt.
New Haves, June 17. Tho newsnapwf
train jumped the track at fpnng street,
this city, and was smashed to pieces. Eo-
gineer Higgins and Fireman Chappel
were pruuauiy lataiiy nan
Now see that your blood is pore
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Rotax BAKixa FowrtBB Co.. 106 Wall RU. . T.
Mocflay Morning, Jane 3.
The Steamer Duke will make
regular trips from Davenport
and Rock Island to Offer
mann's Island, leaving Daven
port and Rock" Island at 10 a.
ni., 1:30 p. ni., 5 p. in. and 7
p. ni. Fare for the round trip
15 cents. .
lack Hawk's Watch Tower
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Successors to the Portage
Red Stone Co., also' to Furst
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