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ROCK ISLAND, ELL., FBI DAY, AUGUST 121, 1903.
PKICE TWO CENTS.
LORD SALISBURY IS
TURK NOT WORRIED INTEREST IN IT ISSUE MADE SHARP
. TO HALE JOHNSON
Great Yacht Race
Doesn't Expect to Lose Any
European Territory During
the Present Difficulty.
President Roosevelt Declares His
Little Hope for the Life of the
Policy as to Work in Gov
Prohibitionists of United States
Honor Martyr at New
IS AGAIM OM
Hostile Fleet Expected
to Attack Portland.
IN THE NEXT TWO DAYS
Chaffee and Barker
the Respective Com
manders. Portland, Maine, Aug. 21. Theoret
ically the hostile fleet sailed from the
tropies today to attack Portland. Se
cret service agents notified'the United
States government of the fact. In
this way began the mimic war, in
which detachments of the United
States army ami combined fleet of
the North Atlantic squadron are to
take iart during- the next lO days.
Ih. Fleet Meanwhile.
The licet, which is supposed to bo
sailing toward Portland, really is at
anchor off Kockland, where it will re-
main two days, which would be con
sumed if it was actually approaching
from the tropies. Then the vessels
will apix'ar in this harbor and com
The Army of Defenne.
In the meantime the army of de
fense will assemble and prepare itself
for the protection of the harbor and
city. Maj. (Jen. Chaffee will command
the land forces. The enemy will be
under Kear Admiral Darker.
ROCK ISLAND ROAD TESTS
SMOKE CONSUMING DEVICE
A test was made of the etlicacy of
steam jets in abating the smoke of
locomotives at the roundhouse of the
Kock island' road at Forty-seventh
street ami Went worth avenue in Chi
cago the other day. The occasion for
the test was the claim by the railroad
company was that the jets were not
affective enough to warrant their
general use. C. W. Nellis. master me
chanic of the Kock Island, and (1. F.
Fravel. master mechanic of the Penn
sylvania, were present. The result of
the test was a reduction of more than
two-thirds of the smoking.
Boiler Inspector Blairey. who made
the test, sai l: "The test would have
been much more satisfactory had the
road supplied us with better condi
tions under which to make it. The en
gine was a poor one, and it was diffi
cult to make steam satisfactorily.
Mr. Nellis said: '! am powerless
to act in the matter. I merely make
my recommendations to Mr. Good'novv,
our general manager, and he does as
he sees fit. If I had the authority I
should order that or some equally ef
fective appliance put on all the en
Mr. Goodnow said: "As yet I have
received no 'report of the test. I
can. say for our roatk, though, that
we want to stop the smoke, and as
si)n as we find the appliance that
w ill do "it w e w ill use it."
BIG DA21AGE SUIT OVER
DEATH OF JOSEPH FREW
A ?25,0uO damage suit has been be
gan against.-the Bock Island road on
account tf the death of the late .Jo
seph Li -f yew, of Davenport, who was
fatally hurt last February while act
ing as switch tender for the company
in this city. The litigation is filed in
the Scott county court by C. W. Seal,
who has been appointed administra
tor of the estate of decedent. The
accident to the young man is alleged
to have been caused by his foot be
coming fastened! in a frog and hold
ing him till he was struck by a pas
It is claimed by the plaintiff that at
tin? time of the accident Frew was
working in a part of the yard which
is directly underneath an overhang
ing bridge, and that it was too dark
to work in and had no illumination
whatever. It is also stated that the
switches at that point were not proj
erly blocked and that the one. in par
ticular which caused Frew's death
was blocked- in such a manner as to
make it more dangerous than if it
were not blocked at all. The piece of
wood which was usied to block it was
so small that enough space was left
between it and the rail to catch a
Fire In the Tiim Oil field.
Beaumont, Tex., Aug. 21. Fire de
stroyed twenty-five derricks In what
is known as the Shoe String district
in the Sour Lake oil fields. The flames
were started by a man throwing a gal
lon of crude oil into the fire box to
start a fire in- a boiler. It spread quick
ly aiid in a short time a considerable
area was ablaze and it looked as if
the entire district, on which there are
ISO derricks and several Immense tanks
would be dtjroj.Q.d. ...
London, Aug. 21. Lord Salisbury is
slowly sinking, lie received the last
sacrament yesterday evening, and
oxvgen is being administered.
London, Aug. '21'. A bulletin issued
by the physicians says that Lord Sal
isbury's condition Is critical, and there
is little hope of his recovery. The end
may be expected at any moment. Once
is was thought that his lordship had
already breathed his last, but he made
a surprising rally, and later it 'was
announced that his condition had not
Telegrams have been dispatched to
the king, the queen and th Prince
of Wales, acquainting them with the
critcal condition of the ex-premier.
Man Commits Brutal Murder and
Then Plays Desperado for
Greenville, III.. Aug. '21. James
Sanders shot and instantly killed
Charles Grottls, bartender In Uaghu's
saloon at Keyesport. ten miles south
of here. The men had Ikhmi quarreling
during the day, and Sanders entered
the saloon to renew the trouble. Grot
tls said there would be no trouble,
and Sanders replied by tiring a t-Qiot-gun,
the shot taking effect in Glot
tis' heart. As Glottis fell he tired at
Sanders, but the bullet went wild.
Sanders then fired another shot Into
the prostrate body of his victim and
walked to his home, defying the au
thorities to arrest him. The sheriff or
ganized a posse and went to the house
aud after an exciting time captured
Clinton. Ia., Aug. 21. Chief of Po
lice Itundgren. received a message
from the chief of ioIiv at Winona.
Minn., saying the murdered body of
Newton Hillyard. of this city, has been
found opposite Winona. The body w as
identified by letters bi the iiockets. The
Hiilyards came here twelve years ago
A few weeks ago the father of the
murdered man died, leaving considera
ble property. Soon after this Newton
left home and but little had been heard
from him. He leaves a wife and chil
dren in this city. No particulars re
garding the tragedy have been re
ceived. A brother has gone to Winona
after the remains. There is no clue
to the murderer.
JOHN ELLSLER DEAD:
WAS PROMINENT ACTOR
New York, Aug. 21. John Ellsler,
father of EttTe Ellsler. the actress,
and himself a veteran actor and the
atrical manager, died at his home in
this city today, aged S2, of heart dis
STORY OF THE MUTINEERS
Firemen of the Eaillaotl Hay They Were
Fed on Hwill that Wa Only
Fit for Uogk
Benton Harbor, Mich., Aug. 21. Ac
cording to the story told by Glenn
Watson and Elwood Fleming, who are
confined in jail on the charge that they
mutinied while hired as firemen on the
steamer Eastland because they were
not given mashed potatoes, the men
were justified in objecting to the man
mer in which they were fed. They al
lege that they were sometimes given
swill, and that this was served as if
they were hogs.
"For some time," they say, '-we had
been unabie to swallow the stuff set
before us, and we literally starved.
Meat was placed on our table covered
with flour; gravy was so rotten that
one of the men became nauseated wliile
at the table. The potatoes were full
of soot and dirt, and the soup which
we had sometimes could hardly be
eaten for the grease. We afterwards
found out that our meals were glean
ings from the passengers tables, and
so this partly accounted for the
WOMAN SENT TO JAIL
Another Chapter In a Knw "Joint
Smashing City Officials Accused of
Wichita, Kan., Aug. 21. Mrs. Myra
McIIenry, alleged leader of the band
of female smashers who wrecked a
joint at Derby, Kan,, and egged the
joint-owner and his attorney, was ar
raigned in the city court, pleaded not
guilty to a charge of assault, and was
sent to jail in defautt of bond. Trial
was set for' next Monday Mrs. Mc
Henry said she was glad to go to jail
for the "cause."
Eight of her associates were fined
Tuesday. John Brenkle, owner of tho
"joint" buildtng, has, sued the city of
Derby for $5,0-20 damages, alleging that
the mayor, city marshal, chief of po
lice, postmaster and several councils
men assisted the mob. . .
TRUSTS IN EUROPE'S JEALOUSIES
Xo!t Him Off Without' IxB9 Mace
donians Sanguine Just the
Constantinople, Aug. 21. Members
of the diplomatic corps who were re
cently received by the sultan assert
that his majesty is confident that
Turkey will pass through the existing
crisis without the loss of a foot of
European territory. An ambassador of
one of the great powers said: '"The
sultan, although confronted by the
gravest situations that has menaced
Turkey during recent years, is keep
ing cool about it. He sleeps little,
watches narrowly the changing phases
of tho lialkau question, .studies
European opinion as tdiown by the
press and the parliamentary debates
and weighs Turkey's chances in the
scales of that opinion.
Knows the rowers Cannot Agree.
"He also notes the internal condi
tions and inter-relationships of tho
powers In whose hands the fate of
European Turkey necessarily rests.
What his majesty actually said to me,
together with his collected, sanguine
demeanor, convinced me that he see
no danger of the i towers agreeing for
the present on any policy aimed at the
overthrow of Ottoman rule in Europe.
Though the liusslau Itlack sea flee is
off the Turkish coast the sultan knows
that 1he naval squadrons of other na
tions are likely to come also,
Status Quo Reasonably Secure.
"He rather" expects before the close
of tho revolutionary movement in
Macedonia, that many war flags will
be flying along the shores within easy
steaming distances of his capital. He
is constantly Informed as to the mili
tary intrigues in Sofia and IMgrade.
Yet, in spite of'the naval manoouvers
that are beginning and the bristling
hostility to his rule to be found ev
erywhere on land, his majesty cher
ishes the conviction that the status quo
ha reasonably secure."
; Report of an I'nderstandlng.
Brussels, Aug. 21. The Independ
ence Iielge says it hears that the pow
ers have arrived at an understanding
regarding the steps to be taken to sup
press the revoM and apply reforms in
Macedonia. According to this nncou'
tirraed report Russia will act on the
sea. occupying the Dardanelles, and
the Bosporus, Austria will act on land,
and Italy will exercise Mirveillance
over Albania. After peace shall be
restored the powers are to withdraw
and restore to Turkey her full sover
eignty. Turk Accepts' Russia's Demands.
Constantinople, Aug. 21. Tewfik
Pasha, the Turkish foreign minister,
visited the Russian ambassador and
notified him that the Turkish govern
ment accepted all the Russian de
mands and begged that the Russian
squadron be withdrawn froin Turkish
MACEDONIANS ARE VERY HOPEFCL
They Expect to Achieve Their Liberation
from Turkish Rule.
Loudon, Aug. 21. Advices from
Macedonia represent the Bulgarian
revolutionists as being hopeful of
achieving the liberation of the country
from Turkish rule. It is declared that
they are energetically supported from
Iteyond the Turkish ltorder. Consign
ments of arms, ammunition and pro
visions are constantly arriving. Inci
de.n"ts are related showing that the In
surgents and their supporters who are
not In arms are behaving with hero
ism. Their leaders are conducting op
eration along a well-digested' plan of
They admit that circumstances arise
occasionally leading them to depart
from methods sanctioned in civilized
warfare, but they insist that they uni
formly spare women and children, ex
cept when these fall victims to rail
way disasters or dynamite explosions.
One Macedonian writer accuses the
Turks of ! r' ading "lurid ruin from
the Black sea to the Adriatic" and
predicts that when Europe ascertains
the 4 ruth about the outrages commit
ted upon the Christians the govern
ments will be unable to restrain the
people from impelling Intervention.
At the Turkish embassy it was said:
"Thp Macedonian campaign Is char
acterized by. falsehood and barbarism.
The Turks are exercising all possible
restraint while defending their coun
try against wreckers of railway trains,
bridges and buildings, burners of vil
lage?, robbers and murderers."
HAZEL AVERY SENTENCED
FOR KIDNAPING CHILD
Chicago, Aug. 21. Hazel Avery, the
self-confessed kidnaper of 2-year-old
Olive Furlong, was today sentenced
to three years in the penitentiary.
The baby was stolen near its home
Tune 23 and was not recovered until
RELIANCE'S EXCELLENT SHOWING
She Both Outpoints and Outfoots
New York, Aug. 21. One of the big
gest crowds of sightseers and yachts
men that ever sailed down Sandy Hook
to witness an attempt of a foreign cup
hunter to wrest from America the
yachting supremacy of the world, re
turned to New York disappointed be
cause the sea had refused a field of
combat to the racers, but neverthe
less Jubilant in the conviction that Fir
O. OLIVER ISZLIS AND THH BEXIAKCX.
Thomas Upton's latest challenger, like
the two Shamrocks which had preced
ed her, was doomed to return to Eng
land empty handed. Of course, the
race was not absolutely conclusive,
owing to the light aiid shifting char
acter of the uirs, but In a fifteen-mile
beat to windward, a portion of which
was .sailed in a driving rain, the cup
defender Reliance showed her heels to
Shamrock III in commanding style,
and in weather conditions which were
supposed to le to the particular liking
of the challenger.
Badly Deafen as Far as It Went.
Fife's latest creation has been her
alded as u veritable wizard in light
breezes in windward work, especial
ly with a lumpy sea on. while the
Reliance in her trials had demonstrat
ed best reaching and running in a
whole-sail wind. Yet with a breeze
IB THOMAS IilPTOW AND SHAVKOCK in.
vnrying from one to twelve knots and
against a long ground swell the de
fender out-footed and out-pointed her.
The Shamrock did not turn the outer
mark, and there is no way of knowing
absolutely how badly she was beaten,
but it wn estimated that she was
more than a mile astern, or about six
teen minutes in the existing strength
of the winds, when the Reliance round
NO CHANCE FCKjSIK THOMAS
Defender Not Only Sails Faster but Points
Higher Titan Llplon's Boat.
As a result "of the; trial the experts
believe that, blow high or low, the Re
liance will win thii, the thirteenth,
series for the America's cup. The
course was set firteen miles southwest,
straight down the Jersey coast, and
return. . At the very sHart Captain Barr
cleverly, outgeneraled; Captain Wxlnge,
sending the Reliance ji ver the line tbir-ty-threo
seconds behind the challenger,
but in the windwarjd berth. In the
first twenty minutes'-of sailing the de
fender showed her windward qualities,
drawing up on even ternxsi with the
challenger besides being about 200
yards to windward.
Then the storm broke and for thirty
mniutes the rain came down in tor
rents, the wind meanwhile increasing
to twelve knots. When the storm had
passed the defender was seen to be
firmly established on tho weather bow
of Shamrock III, and she was never
During the last two hours of the
race the Reliance steadily increased
her lead, rounding the turn a mile
ahead of Shamrock. Heading back for
home closed hauled she had just reached
toe Shamrock, still .outward bound,
when, it being apparent that the race
could not. be Called, in . the time, al-
IS TO BE NO DISORIMIN ATION THERE
Either For or Against Union Labor-
Quotes from the Anthracite
Oyster Bay, Aug. 21. President
Roosevelt has made applicable to all
departments of the government service
the principle he enunciated at the time
he reinstated William A. Miller to the
position in the government printing of
fice from which Miller had been dis
missed because of a disagreement with
the bookbinders' union. The president
has plainly stated to the members of
his cabinet that that principle is to "in
dicate "the policy of the president'' in
similar cases. The president has au
thorized the publication of a letter
which was sent to each member of his
cabinet on July 22. The letter was
signed by Barnes, the the acting sec
retary to the president and is as fol
lows: As an Indication of Policy.
"My Dear Sir: The president directs
me to send jou herewith for your In
formation copies of two letters nt to
Secretary Cortelyou with reference to
the government printing office, which
define the attitude of the administra
tion in connection with the subject
discussed. They are sent you for your
information and guidance, as they in
dicate the- policy of the president in
Uncle Sum's Kules Come First.
The letters to Secretary Cortelyou
were written on July 13 and 14. The
salient yontoneo of the first letter was:
"There is no objection to the employes
of the government printing office con
stituting themselves into a union if
they so desire, but no rules or resolu
tions of that union can be permitted
to override the laws of the Unwed
States, which it L my sworn duiy to
Adopts the Anthracite Decision.
In the letter of the 14th the presi
dent quoted the finding of the anthra
cite strike commission regarding the
employment of labor as follows: "It
Is adjudged and awarded that no per
son shall be refused employment or in
any way discriminated against on ac
count of membership or non-membership
In any labor organization, aud that
there shall be no discrimination or in
terference with any employe who Is
not a member of fcuy labor organiza
tion by members of such organization."
Gorernment Shops Are Open Shops.
Concerning this principle the presi
dent wrote: "It is, of course, mere
elementary decency to require that all
tho government departments be han
dled in accordance with the principle
thus clearly and fearlessly enunciated."
ME. BISSELL'S ILLNESS
IS NOT ALARMING
Par Harbor, Maine. Aug. The
physician of former Tost master (len
eral ltissell denies the reports that
Rissell is critically ill. The doctor
says the. patient is not in a serious
lowance, the regatttr committee Ioat
at 3:45 fired the signal which declared
the race off.
The Reliance had not only footed
faster, but pointed higher than the
challenger, and showed that under con
ditions supposed to be the most un
favorable she was a better boat. Sir
Thomas Upton was the first of the
owners to return to the Hook, coming
back on the Erin with his 100 or more
guests. He was busy bidding them
adieu, but he stopped to say: "No, I
am not In the least disappointed,. with
my boat or its efforts today. The
wind was so variable neither boat had
a good chance, and particularly mine
with the smaller sail area. Wait till
we get a good breeze."
The two single stickers did not ar
rive at the Hook until after 0 p. m.
The captains of both boats refused to
talk for publication aud all that Lselin
would say was "We are perfectly satis
fied. We always have been."
Slob Law in Oregon.
Hillsboro. Ore., Aug. 21. I. J.
Troml.'y. who alleges that he is a pri
vate detective from Michigan, was
taken from the city jail by a crowd of
twenty-live men and was tarred ami
feathered. Tromley, It is alleged, had
made himself obnoxious 1o the wom
an who reside in the vicinity of his
Man Weds His Step-Mother.
Columbus, Neb., Aug. 21. News has
reached heTe of the marriage at David
City of William Koenlg and Mrs. Anna
Koenig, it being the first known in
stance In the state of a man marrying
his step-iuother. The father of the
young man and first husband of the
tvoman committed suicide a year ago.
' Shaw Didn't See the Race.
New York. Aug. 21. Secretary Shaw
was to have witnessed the yacht race
from the revenue cutter Onondaga,
but Jailed to arrive from Boston.
Ploomington. 111., Aug. 21. The pro
hibitionists of the United States today
unveiled at Newton, .lasper county, a
magnificent monument to the mem
oryof Hale Johnson, who was assas
sinated election day last year.
Many stales were represented and
addresses were delivered by lion. Kob
rt II. Rat ton, of Springfield ; John C.
Woolley, of Chicago; National Chair
man Oliver W. Stewart, and former
Congressman George W. Fithien. The
state, executive committee met at
KILLED BY BLOW
DELIVERED IN NECK
Harvey Thomas Murdered by Harry
Iioveland at Prank
fort. Frankfort, Ind., Aug. 21. During a
quarrel at midnight Harvey Thomas,
of this city, was killed by llarry
Loveland striking him with his fist
and breaking his neck.
BACK HURT IN A FALL
PROM A LOAD OF HAY
George Mandel. 1002 Eleventh street,
mis injured while hauling hay in
South Kock I.-land this morning, falling-
from the top of a load to the
ground and painfully and perhas
seriously wrenching his back. He
was brought to his home and there at
tended by Dr. Dradford, who found
that no bones were broken. The fact
that Mr. Mandel is nearly 70 years of
agi increases the concern felt for
FIRE LOSS OF $150,000
OCCURS AT ST. LOUIS
St. l.ouis. Aug. 21. Tlie building oc
cupied by Alloc it Co.. optical sup
plies and surgical instruments, was
rutted bv lire totlay. The loss is
i;.o.ooo. ' it ij
D0WIE SAID'ON NEW YORK
John Alexander Will Lead 4.000 of Bis
1'eople to the Salratlon
Chicago, Aug. 21. l'assenger repre
sentatives of eastern roads have re
ceived notice that when John Alex
ander Howie's expedition starts for
New York on Ot t. 14 at least -I.iniO
persons will have to be moved instead
of 2,400. as originally announced.
Not all of the crusaders will come
from Chicago and Zion City. Special
rates of one faro for the round trip
have been granted by the railroads
from nearly all the western states to
Chicago, and from contiguous teu
tory to all of the large cities between
Chicago and New York.
Chirred vrlth Keeping a Blind Pig."
Elgin. 111.. Aug. 21. John J. Kel
ly, clerk of the city court for two
terms and once a power In union cir
cles throughout the iiorthFrn part of
Illinois, was arraigned before Justice
Uccker, charged with operating a
blind pig under the guise of a club
room over a saloon on Chicago street.
Embodied in the complaint against
Kelly Is the allegation that ex-Mayor
Price, who stepped out of otlice May
, was one of his patrons. Justice
I'.ecUer took the case under advise
ment. Indians Honor Their Dead.
Kenosha. Wis.. Auc 21. Many of
the members of the Winnebago tiibe of
Indians from all parts of the country
are gathering at (Irass Lake, in Lake
county, this week to commemorate
with weird incantations and sacrifices
the valorous deeds of their dead chief
tains. All the tribal leaders are here
to attend tire ceremonies and hundreds
of people have gone to the slopes of
the lake to watch the Indians in their
annual ceremony of veneration.
Ked Men Are XV roth.
Lafayette, Iml., Aug. 21. Seventeen
ijidh imentp for the Illegal sale of
liquor constitute what themanagement
of the recent Ked Men's carnival will
get out of the enterprise. A profit of
$2,(KH1 would have been made had not
the affidavits been sworn out. The
liquor was sold in the (Jerman village
and the warrants were issued at the
Instan'oe of the Ministerial association.
The Red Men are wroth.
Litigation Over a Railway Line.
IUoomington, 111., Aug. 21.-The
town of Eldred filed a writ of manda
mus in the circuit court of Carrollton.
demanding that the parties interested
in the removal of the tracks of the
Quincy, Carrolton and Western rail
road between Carrolton and Columbi
ana show cause why rails should not
His Sons Admit Parricide.
Meade, Kan., Aug. 21 W. J. Ed
wards, of Plains, Kan., near here, was
shot and killed. His sons Don and
Hoy have surrendered, admitting that
they did the shooting. No causo is
known. . . : .
Illinois Veteran Chief
For the Coming
THE OTHER OFFICERS
Elected at the Encamp
ment at 'Frisco Yes
terday. San Francisco, Aug. 21. The Grand
Army of the Republic selected P.oston
as the place in which the ncnn;p
ment of P.t(l4 will le held, and elected
the following officers : Commander-in-chief,
General John C. P.lack, of Illi
nois; sei:ior vice commander. Colonel
C. Mason Ktene, of California; junior
vice commander. Colonel Harry Kess
ler, of .Montana; sureon-in-chief. Geo.
A. Harmon, of Ohio; chaplain-in-chief,
Winlield Scott, of Arizona.
In hLs report Commander Stewart
showed that the gains in membership
in the last ypar were: P.y muster. S.
1S2; transfer. o.iu2. and reinstatement
ll.r.72; and the losses: by deaths, S.
Di'.ti: honorable discharge. 7::0; transfer,
2.t)!: suspension. i:-5.ol3; dishonorable
discharge. 7t. and delinquent report.?,
"1,022. mt loss, being 7,2-T-The
Sons of Vets.
A propsitlon to admit sons of vet
erans into the Grand Army posts wns
strongly supported, but after an ex
tended del ate was defeated by a small
majority. The encampment adopted a,
resolution requesting congress to pass
a bill pensioning all veterans who ha've
reached the age of t2 years.
The National Association of Army
Nurses of tlie Ciil War held its an
nual electh.n. choing the following
ofiicers: National president. Mis.
Addie L. llalloii. of California: nation
al vice president. Mr. Susannah
Mimps, of Pennsylvania: junior viei;
president. Mrs. .James Smith, of Ohio:;
treasurer. Mrs. S. M. Stewart, of Get
tysburg. Pa.; chaplain. Mary E. Lac
ey. of New Jersey; guard. Mary P.
Fox. of New Jersey; conductor. Mrs.
E. L. Chapman, of Illinois.
MAN ARRESTED PROVES
OTHER THAN CARRINGT0N
Danville. III.. Aug. 21. The man ar
rested at' Norloiiville. Ky.. as Dode
Carrington was brought here yester
day to answer a charge of murder
and proved to be John Cook, of Crip
ple Creek. Col. He was released and
sent back to Kentucky, where he
threatens to sue the ofiicers who ar
rested him. lie bears a remarkable
resemblance to Carrington and had
been working in the mines of Tennes
see. Cook declared he was tired of be
ing Carrington's double, and would
seek damages in the Kentucky courts
for faNe imprisonment.
LADDER USED BY JOLIET
COUPLE IN ELOPEMENT
Joliet, 111.. Aug. 21. Mis- Freda Van
Horn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C.
Van Horn, of this city, and a niece,
of Sir William Van Horn, of Canada,
eloped with Edward 11. Sxnold, a tele
graph operator en the Michigan Cen
tral railroad, and went to Milwaukee,
where they were married. The girl's
parents were opposed to young Sy
nold's attentions to their daughter.
In the morning when the mother call
ed the daughter she received no reply,
and, going to her room, found evi
dences of a hasty departure by way
of a ladder. The news of their wed
ding came in a letter tit the mother
of the girl.
PETER HANSON GIVEN CHAIN
AND CHARM BY EMPLOYES
The Parnard it Leas Manufactur
ing company, of Moline. has presented
to Peter Hanson, whom The Argus
receiUl.v gave a hauthome gold watch
as having been employed for thti
longest consecutive period, under a
given management of anyone in this
county, with a chain and charm to
match. The charm is studded with
precious stones. The chain and
charm are given in recognition
of the many years of faithful ami un
interrupted service that Mr. Hanson
has given the firm.
HalLtone. War Regular "Uornlcka."
Wheaton, 111., Aug. 21. A hail and
rain storm swept over Wheaton. Hall
6tone sa large a san ordinary tea cup
fell for a period of fifteen miDUes.
Some of the stones measured eight
inches in circumference. In this city
not a single house escaped withcutJ
broken windows. The most daraagm
was done at the college and pubiio
school bouses. ... .