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THE BOOK ISLAND AimUS THUKSDAY, JANUAHY 10, 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W POTTER.
Thursday, Jakuabt 10, 18m.
The new democratic state central com
miltee meets at Springfield next Tuesday
to perfect permanent organization.
Tbb editor of the Gnaws, Ia., Oautte
Is missing. lie is short $800 as treasur
er of the township. This shows that
editors are human, just like other folks.
Mr Springer, of Illinois, wanta aeon
stitutional amendment adopted empower
ing congress to make a uniform law of
marriage and divorce. The Indianapolis
Sentinel sensibly remarks that greater uni
formity in the laws of the several states
upon this question is ceitainly desirable,
but it is not clear that congress should
assume jurisdiction of them. The states
should, In our opinion, retain all the
functions they now possess. The juris
diction of conitreSs is sufficiently compre
hensive now, and its further extension is
not in the interest of good government.
Counting the Vole.
Under the l enacted in February.
1888, the presidentiil electors will meet
in their respective states on Monday, tbe
14th instant, to elect a president and vice
president. The ofiicisl declaration of
tbe result will be mado on the second
Wednesday in February. At 1 o'clock in
the afternoon of that day the United
States senate and house of representa
tives will meet in joint convention in the
hall of tbe house, receive the electoral
votes, count them and officially annoucce
tbe names of the president and vice pres
ident. Tbe president of tbe senate will
preside over this joint convention. The
tellers for each houewill open all certift
cates of electoral votes. These will be
read in the bearing of the two houses.the
tellers will write out a list of the votes,
and the result ill be handed to the pres
ident of the senate, and by him declared,
and the list will be entered upon the
journal of the two houses. The new law
strips the president of tbe senate of much
of the importance of this transaction
which he seemed to have under tbe old
Chtner the Law.
There was a meetine of the Sheriffs
association of Illinois at Chicago last
month, at which time the matter was dis
cussed ot petitioning the legislature to
repeal the statute making the sheriff eli
gible for only one term. A legislative
committee of five was appointed, with
Sheriff Matson, of Cook, as chairman, to
look after the matter. The Akous sees
no reason why a bin riff should not be his
own successor. It is not every man that
can fill the office satisfactorily, and when
a suitable person is found it hardly seems
proper that bis meHsnw ..j-nwif
should be limited trf " noM
- -'. one term. Take for
luSianceRock Inland county's sheriff,
Mr. T. S. Silvia. It is admitted on all
sides that no more efficient or capable
officer could be found in tbe county than
he. Nothing but words of praise are
heard of his administration, even those
who opposed him bitterly previous to his
election, acquiescing in the common ver
dict that he makes a splendid' sheriff.
And if the state law i'id not interfere, and
"Sharp" should consent to run again
there is not a man in the county, bow
ever popular, who could successfully op
pose him. On the other hand, if an offl
cer is incompetent and unmindful of his
trust, the people will soon depose him
from power and elect a more worthy suc
cessor. TALK OF CHINESE RETALIATION.
A Schrmn to Mil,, Alt Sin In Canada and
"firt r.rk " Mt 1'ni-la Sam.
Ottawa, Out., J m 10 Mow; Kow, Oil
nese aettl of tiie ( mm Inn Pacific Steam
hip lino ut leioret, I; (J , is bur e on tbe
mibject of the tax on ij nn-s immigrants
He represents Cliinm- niTrhmiU and other
ioterea ! in a r-U-rii for tlm migration of
the 1,000,000 Chiiio m Urn United .States to
BrltUb America uml Aii-.'r:lia. The present
tax of t-Vj a h'l i- hi. ooMuule. Moug Kuw't
connection with ilia Cumlian Fneitic en
couragei Ix-lipf inn', tit romtmny, wbich
would be enoi in ii.ly mh!K;1 by such mi
gration, la Ir-rni , n ' i'i influence with the
government to tlin s Iihiii, which would
bring in a revenue of iihIIhum for transpor
tation. Monj; Kow mtiiimte that a friendly
understanding with thu Chinme government,
and a satisfactory i-mi-n: negotiations, would
result in nu enormous trtvlo tintwnen Canada
and Chinii, ami iiiiiiminiioly lend to retalia
tory niitiMires on tlm part of China against
Cue United Htnti'S in ri'inMon to the Chinese
Horrlhte Mnriter uml Siiiritl.
ToLUDo, Ohio, J in. PI. A horrible mur
der and suiridn need r red in Fast Toledo
yesterday morning. ,M. .simffi-r and a
woman named Mnry Jiiiih Vulntine, whom
be claimed wm his wify, arid two hoys, c-ume
here from Genoa, Ohio, in December, and
took room In a tein-iniMit ut the corner of
Front and I'latt sln-Ats. Tlmy were, dis
reputable rhnrHi t-rs hii.I Imd fn-qnent quar
rels. At lu.ry) U hImi vlny liv shots were
beard by tlm neightim. mid soon after an
other shot followei. Patrol mini foroxl an
entraui-e and fnund tlei wuiiinn eroiiehetl in
corner of the room with nn iimhrella over
bor and three bullat holes in her hrwl and
one in lier breast. The tn-ui lay near by,
hot through the heart end with an empty
rerolver in hia hand.
1 tiae ISoylsli Jlr I'liif-vpo.
ALTOONA, Ph., Jiii 10. The Runs con
cerned in tlie Feiinsyivuiim lailruad brasH
robberies is said to iiiimbnr o limit sevunty.
five boy. It is stated tiiat thirty. six Iim-o-motives
on tlw midilln division of the road.
where tbe gang operateii, were entirely
tripped by the thieves. It is estimated that
toe amount stolen will rench f 100,000. Ed
ward Bingerman, one of tbe four arrested on
Monday, disposed of the proerty through
confederates in Philadelphia, Cleveland,
Chicago and Ht Lonia It is intimated that
at tbe trial he will implicate prominent par
entis, inetuding wvernl railroad men.
We offer one hundred dollars reward
for any case of catarrh that can not be
cured by taking Ball's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cheney & Co.. Props, Toledo, O.
We, tbe undersigned, have known F.
J. Cheney for tbe last fifteen years, and
believe him perfectly honorable in all
business transactions, tad financially
able to carry out any obligations made by
West & Truaz, Wholesale Druggists,
Waldiog. Einnan & Marvin, Wholesale
Druggists, Toledo, Ohio.
. H. Van Hoesen, Cashier, Toledo,
National Bank, Toledo, Ohio.
Ball's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mucus
surface of tbe system. Price, 75c. per
bottle. Bold by all druggists. .
Deal eslc In
And Gathers in His Victims by
DIRE AND DREADFUL DISASTERS.
Beading, Pennsylvania, Boports Fright
ful Effects of a Baging
The Number of Uead t'nknown A Mill
Kwuiiiiiiic with Humanity Ooes Down
Into Knln I'ittsbnrg Tll at a Similar
Disaster A New r.nililing Itlown Down
on Others and the I-attrr with Their
t iring Oennpants Crushed Tha Storm
KiiiK I'lsys Havun All Thiuti;h Venn
rlvanla and Li-ares His Mark in Ohio.
KxaMno, P'i., Jan. 10. A eyclonn tit ruck
this city ghnrtly after 5 o'clock yeeterday
afternoon, demolishing a tiumtier of build
ings, including Grimshaw Hrotbera' silk
null. In the latter were upward of '.'00 op
eratives, who were buried in the ruins.
Many have lieen killd.
Wit. n ihe cyclone string Reading tbe
Pniladul bin. & llfadiug Railway company's
paint shop was unroofed, and in less than
ten minutes the entire structure was envel
oped in flames. Keveral Ks cliantlwi-s un
derneath the pasnger oars rxploded, and
four iiersons were killed and several others
badly injured. The killed are: (iuorge
Schaffer, Sh ridan Juni-a, Albert I.nydun
berger and John Kohlcr.
The storm then coiilinued eastward, deal
ing out desti u -lioii in ita p.vJi. Nine dwell
ings on North Kighth and Marion streets
were unrooted ai.d otherw ise liadly damaged.
The cyclone cut a swath of about s.V) feet,
and everything in its way was either leveled
to tbe ground or very Imdly wrecked. The
next building in its track was the immense
silk mill of Grimshaw Itros., located at One
Hundred and Twentieth and Marion streets.
This building was filled with operatives, and
not a single soul escaped uninjured. Tbe
structure, which was tour stories high and
'J0.I hy 70 feet, is a mass of ruins. Not a
single bru-k remains of the beautiful build
ing except the stock and engine-room. The
Are department was called out, and 10,000
mn, women, and children quickly assem
bled about the wrecked mill. The cries of the
wnunded and dying and their friends were
heartrending. Willing bands, however,
quickly set to work, and at J 45 o'clock some
seventy persons had been taken out. Twelve
of these were dead and many fatally injured,
those who were less seriously hurt wore taken
to tiieir homes, while those who received
more s.'1-ious injuries were tnkdn to the hos
pitals. Probably seventy-five to 1rt0 escaped or
were dragged out by their" friends. These
victims worked on the uper fluors and were
thrown near the top of tiie debris. At some
places the bricks were p.l.vl twenty feet
desp, and underneath were lying human
bodies by the score.
One body that was dragged out bad its
bead cut off. Others were in various post
ures, the living all suffering from the most
terrible wou mis and some almost soared to
One person who entered the basement of
the building and groped bis way through
1 he debris noticed five lodi -n- jo. uuie aft
Ivinir-oi? rot run. ... young girls
f t.ice together. He tried to pull them
ont. but they were pinned down. They were
dead and beyond all human niiL
bile tbe townspeople, firemen and police
were bard at work rescuing the victims of
tbe terrible calamity niht foil, but in spite
of the darkness and tbe driving utocm the
rescuers kept on. In a few minutes a por
tion of tbe wreck of tbe mill took fire, illu
minating tbe ghastly and awful seme.
Above the roar of the elements were beard
the terrifying cries of the struggling, bleed
ing young women pinned in the building.
Tbe fire from the wreck was quenched.
Then it was pitch dark again. Bonfires
were speedily kindled, and tUf various am
bulances and livery stalile forces were tele
phoned for. Scenes of terror were wit
nessed under the glare of the bonfires as tbe
dead and dying were carried out. At first
tbe dead bodies were passed and tbe
wounded were taken from under the wreck.
Tbe three stories bad crumbled in upon the
first floor, leaving tbe big stack nnd boiler
bouse standing intact. Agonized juothors
wildly moved about closely scanning the
faces of the wounded and mangled as tbey
were carried out. By this time at least
6,000 people had eongiegated and swarms of
vehicles bad backed up in front of tbe wreck.
Tbe wounded were very difficult to reach.
because the entire wreck ot the four stories
of the large building had collapsed and
fallen directly down in one confused heap.
The killed recovered up to 11 o'clock were:
Annie Eeidnnur. Ella Long, Amelia Chn .t-
man, Harry Crocker (foreman), Mary Reid.
nour, Kate Leas, John Rober, Sophia Winkle-
man, William Robinson, Rose Kle.nmor,
Kate Bowman, Tillie Groh, Eva Leeds.
Tbe injured are: George Newman, John
Autenbach, Sadie Rhoades, Mary Reesse,
George Nienian, Sallie Young, Bailie Has
on, George Grimshaw, Jr. (one of the own
en), Augustus Frossleys, Kate Aulbach, Kate
Haitman, Snlbe E. Bright, Joanna Frauken
field, Kate Filzpatrick, Minnie Meskal, An
nie and Howard Bucker, Haliie Savage,
Lizzie Abrens, Buhla Hesman, Ellie Salem
Elbe Pfuern. These have lieen taken out.
Clerk Autenbach stated at midnight that
be believed that fully eighty bodies were in
tbe ruins under tbe three floors. His list of
employes is lost, and owing to the confusion
in taking out the injured be was unable to
furnish a list of tbe killed, but eighty is a
conservative estimate of thosu who lost their
FRIGHTFUL CRASH AT PITTSBURG.
Four-Story Ituildlng Illown Down and a
Ita zen or More People Killed.
PlTTSBUBO, Jan. 10. Death and destruc
tion were caused by a terrible storm of wind
and bail, the worst known for years, wbicb
wept over tbe city shortly after noon yes
terday. The storm was formed with a sud
denness which was.overwbeltning, and as tbe
wind, accompanied by bail and torrents of
rain, swept along the street pedestrians
were burled before it and barely escaped be
ing crushed under vehicles passing along the
Suddenly in the center of tbe city there
was a terrible crash, and a few minutes later
tbe central Are alarm sounded a call from
the corner of Diamond and Wood streets.
Hundreds of people with blanched faces
hurried to the scene, when it was found tbat
tbe cyclone bud demolished the new building
on Diamond street, owned by C. L Wllley,
covering up two score of mangled human
bodies. The building was In course of erec
tion. It was 40xK0 feet in dimensions and
was seven stories high. Tbe front of the
building had not yet been put in and tbe
wind seemed to ent-T the high shell from the
open end. Tbe high walls of bricks and un
dried mortnr were parted, one falling each
way, partly wrecking nearly a dosun sur
I'be main force of the crushing building
was thrown 'against Weldin & Co. 'a book
store, on Wood street, and the barber shop
of Fred Bchumaker. at 41 Diamond street.
Tbe rear end of Weldin's store was crushed
in and the front of the building was forced
DUt into Wood street. The barber sbop was
comuletelv demolished. Tbe leather store
next to tbe Wllley building, occupied by W,
H. Thomas, was also totally wrecked. Tbe
rear end of 11 Watt & Co.'s book store
was crushed In. while some of the fall
ing structure struck Joseph ltichbaum's
building, fronting ou Fifth avenue, break
Ing tbe windows and injuring a number of
employes, A portion of the wall of a mil
linery store next to Thomas was caved in
and tbe windows and doors in a number of
surroun!iuz buildings were broken. The
building of Rea Brother & Co., stock brok
era. on tlio corner of Diamond and Wood
streots, wns partially wrecked, and the occu
nanls barely escaped.
Within fiv.) minutes after the collapse of
the building the atreevi were filled with an
excited crond, notwithstanding the fact thai
the rain and b til wero pouring down in a
Tbe following is a list of the killed as re
ported at police headquarters so far: Samuel
Springer, taken out of the wrejk, lived in
Allegheny; W. W. McKeown; Samuel
Brown, Jr., lyb g dead nnder steam boiler;
Charles Fritch, apprentice in barber shop,
suffocated;, William Goettmann, lived in
Allegheny; two men, names unknown, at
morgue; Goorgf Mason, residence unknown,
at morgue; Dr. J. L. Reed, one of the oldest
physicians in th city, was on tbe second
floor of the Wo din building. He was caught
by the falling wall, and lay dead nnder the
elevator ca;;e in tbe cellar; Thomas Jones,
single, bricklayer. Allegheny; Hill
(colored), aged 15; unknown man. i
Tbe following is a complete list of tbe in
jured to I p m. at the Homeopathic hospital.
Many of them wilt die: Thomas McKee;
Alfred Limber, head and tack cut and
bruised; John Itowney; George Mason, fa
tally hurt; W. Mr-Curdy, Charles Pettioord,
Alice Carty, .1. A. Reimer, E. E. Davis,
Peter Foster, Oscar C Smith, Bernard
O'Connor, Weldsn Mason, Jr., John Redut
(colored), Thotr as Lemon, Mike Ryan, Da
vid Courtney, Frank Barrett, Elmer Mc
Keown, Martin Hiller, James Wall, William
Springer, Alice McGlore, Wil inm Wilson;
Charles Cally. f reman, truck A; "Kvait Pew,
bote company; Thomas Barker, engine com
pany No. 13.
The following are at West Pen n hospital:
Morris Ryan, fa ally injured; J. H. Herring,
Orliers injured and assisted by friends
were: Gns Measner, George Scott, T. E.
Melville, Georg Long, all compositors in
Joseph EucoeSnitm's printing bouse. Harry
Faulkner, Jerry Huckonstein, William Lan
don, John Met Hone, Samuel Brown, and
Ernest Reinhart were removed to Allegheny
general hospital Owen Donnelly was taken
to Mercy hospitul.
Additional injjred: John M. Gaeliring, at
torney; J oe G 'urtui, elevator boy at Wel
Those of the i tjureJ at the Homeopathic
hospital who are thought by tbe physicians
to be fatally injured are: Courtney, Barrett,
Barber, Lemon, MoCurdy, Lambert and Mc
Kee. The olevator boy in Weldin's store was
pinned beneath tbe elevator. For a long
time his agonizing cries for relief could be
beard. One of the pitiful sights to be seen
at tbe ruins were the feet of two men stick
ing op through tbe debris. It was impossible
to get at them until a trembling wall that
appeared ready to fall bad been secured.
The imprisoned v ctlms were undoubtedly
dead. George L. Holiday, who had an
office in tbe rear of Weldin's building, is
among the missing and it is feared tbat be
has been killed. Mr. Holliday is president
of the Tittsburg select council, and one of the
most prominent citizens of the city.
At 'J: 10 p. m. ihe dead body of a colored
boy, name unknown, was taken out and re
move! to the morgue. A few moments later
the elevator boy, James Gearing, employe.!
in Weldin's store, was removed. He wa
unconscious and is probably fatally injured
It is genernl'y believed that the col
lapse ot tue new uiey Dinning h as
much attributable to the poor quality of
mortar and ma erial used in the construe
tion of tbe walls as to the force and power
of tbe wind. Tie contractor on the work.
as well as the city building inspector, come
in for condemnation on all sides. At mid
night the official and citizens were still hard
at work, as it is itnown positively tbat there
were other persons under the debris. The
voices heard eariier in t lie eveniug bad not
been beard for over an hour. All possible
efforts were being made to reach the spot
from wbich tbe a ipeals for aid were last beard
Tbe daneerous onditior-j vuo snuaoo oi Wtipr-t'ib
i mil'- ir ' ii-"ineri ' OI tbe surrouuaing
tottering walls compelled the greatest
care on the part of the rescuers. Work was
continued throughout tbe night by aid of
Inspector of Police McAleese stated at a
late hour last ni lit tiiat he was of tbe opin
ion tbat from fifteen to twenty-five persons
were yet in the r-uins, and he would not be
surprised if tbe death list would be increased
to fifteen or twerty.
Some of tbe lo-ses have been estimated as
follows: Walls & Co., books and stationery,
loss, l.'.OOO; J. A. Gallineer, china store,
loss, 3,iHW; J. R Weldin & Co., stationery,
Ivooks, wholesale and retail, loss on building
and stock $?.",( M.
A report has j ist reached tbe city that tbe
storm struck tbe shops of tbe Westinghouse
Air Brake company, a large brick structure
at Wilmerding, fourteen miles from tbe city
on tbe line of t ie Pennsylvania railroad.
One side of the foundation was damaged,
making the building in a dangerous condi
tion. The dama,;e will be very heavy.
Trainman reort more or less damage to
property on nearly all the railroads enter
ing into the city. At Apollo, on the West
Pennsylvania railway, considerable damage
was done and one man killed. A number of
buildings were destroyed at Steuben ville, O.
Several building) were blown down at Jean-
nette, on tbe Pennsylvania railroad. Tele
grams to The Times from A 1 toon a state tbat
wires are down throughout tbe central part
of tbe state, but tbat trainmen coming intc
Altooua report damages in all the interior
towns that are exp-'Cted to reach several
hundred thousand dollars. Several bridges
were also blown down. Reports of a similar
nature are comii z in from all points in tbe
western part of tbe stat.
WILLI AMSF'ORT AND CARLISLE.
lliavy Damage at Koth Plaoes and
ctral 1.1 ves Probably Lost.
Wilmamsport, Pa., Jan. 10. A terrible
storm of wiuii. i ccompanied by torrents of
rain, swept dowti tbe West Branch valley
yesterday aftertoon. Considerable damage
was done in all C irections, tbe particulars of
wbicb are meager by reason of telegraph
and telephone communication being inter
rupted. Iu this city the damage was partic
ularly severe. About a dozen bouses were
demolished, the Mankey Decorative works
unroofed and the buildings of tbe Demorest
Hew inn Machine company demolished. The
damage sustalnaM by the Mankey people will
amount to $;i0,tNi0 and tbat of tbe Demorest
works t'!, 00 1. T ie brick walls of the foun
dry department in course of construction, a
story in height 00 feet long and 50 wide,
were razed to thi foundation. Several per
sons are reported as having been injured or
killed, but this is not confirmed. Much
damage has beer, done to other property in
surrounding towns. From Sunbury word
comes that tbe stack of the nail works mill
was blown down, ten men buried in tbe
ruins and one or two killed.
SWEPT NORTHERN OHIO.
Cleveland Buildings Caused to Rock
Cleveland, O , Jan. 10. A wind storm
raged here all Wednesday with terrific vio
lence, blowing down trees and signs, partially
unroofing some dwellings, and breuking
good deal of glass. Tbe barometer was lower
at an early hour yesterday morning than at
any time within thirty years. About 11:30
m. a tremendous gust of wind, approxl
mating the viole ice ot a cyclone, swept from
the lake to tbe city, passing in a southeast
erly direction. The violence of tbe gale was
auch that buildi ics rocked and great alarm
was felt for thei- safety.
From all over northern Ohio come reports
of great damage wrought by tiie wind. At
Ravenna, P. Doi gs' brick-kiln blew in, com
pletsly wrecking it .with valuable molda,
At Akron trewi were proslrated, bulletin
boards demolisl ed and dozens of windows
smashed. In (arroll county a number of
bouses wore unroofed and a very heavy
dark storm-clou J swept to tbe southeast
about noon. Tba telephone and telegraph
service is badly crippled in this section of
Played Havoc at Carlisle.
Carlisle, la., Jan. 10. About 3:30
yesterday ufternoon a terrible cyclone
struck this city and destroyed thousands of
dollars' worth f property and probably
fatally injured soveral persons. The roof of
tba Industrial 1 raining school was blow
Off, windows sm shed and broken, the dam.
age to the school reaching tI-,000. Tbe city
armory and Pi etz's stables were , blow
down, telephone and electric light wires
broken and the town was in total darkness
last night A ludy named Mrs. Stover and
several others, whose names can not yet be
learnad, were so erely if not fatally injured,
Tbe reports from the surrounding country
Indicate a severe toss to the farmers. Barns,
stables, bouses and feni-es were blown down.
Tbe losses as fur as heard from will reach
The Storm In the West.
Chicago, Jan. 10. Winter began in the
northwest yesterday, and lumbermen were
made happy in Wisconsin by three feet of
snow. The railway people are not so happy,
however, as trains are badly delayed. The
blizzard visited Michigan, Illinois and
Indiana, and was pretty general all over tbe
RUN BY "ONE-MAN POWCR."
Weaver Prevents the Heading of Ihe House
Journal for Three Hours.
Washington: City, Jan. 10. As soon
as the routine morning business was out of
the way in tbe senate yesterday, the tariff
bill was again taken up. Vance's amend
ment providing tbat no article in the pend
ing schedule should be taxed at a rate ex
ceeding 50 per cent ad valorem was rejected.
The wool schedule was passed over inform
ally. Aldrich, in answer to a remark of
Vest, said tbe silk schedule had been pre
pared at the treasury department, and in
creased the duty on silk wearing apparel
from 3o per cent to 60 per cent Amotion
to put bituminous coal on tbe free list was
rejected, ten Democrats voting . with the
Republicans against it Bite, Brown, Dan
iel, Fau kner, Gorman, Payne. Pugh, Tur
pie, Voorhees, and Wllsoa of Maryland. An
amendment was a lopted putting a duty on
coal or culm such as will pass tbrougb a balf
inch screen of 80 cents per ton. The duty on
jewelry "not otherwise provided for" was in
creased from 35 to 40 per cent. A few other
slight changes wers u.ade, and at 5:20 the
The house wasted the day in filibustering
again, lead by Weaver, who kept tbe house
voting on dilatory motions until 3:10 p. m.
before he would permit tbe journal to be
read. Attempts to have days fixed for votes
on the Oklahoma and Union Pacific funding
bills failed, and at 3:30 tbe bouse adjourned.
RED NOSE MIKE THE MURDERER.
lie Refuses to Talk to the Court An
Italian Banker Implicated.
Wilkesbarrr, Pa., Jan. 10. Michael
Rszzello, alias Red Nose Mike, one of tbe
murderers of Paymaster McClure and Hugh
Flannigan, was given a bearing before
Justice Rooney yesterday afternoon. He re
fused to make any statement Capt Linden,
of tbe Pinkerton agency, was then put upon
tbe stand, and was sworn. He real Mike's
confession as made to him last Thursday.
In it Mike says that Angello Beivenno, M.
Luchi, and himself did tbe shooting, and
that be (Mike) fired four shots from a pistol
at the men.
Angello Erevisiano, and Italian banker
doing business at Newark, was locked up
here yesterday morning. He is accused ol
beiii accessory after the fact, as he acted as
tbe broker for exchanging the money taken
from the murdered men. Robert Pelicetlo,
of New York, Mike's brother-in-law, will
also be arrested in connection with thu
Was a Professional ISoinb-Thrower.
Skattlk, W. T., Jan. : The remains of
Albert Latmtta, whose name was given as
"ShafTord'' in these dispttche Tuesday,
who was lynched at Oilman Monday
for blowing up a bouse, were brought
to Seattle Tuesday. At the coro
ner's inquest evidence was produced to tbe
effect tbat Labetta came from Chicago, was
a professional dynamiter, au old Bohemian
bomb-thrower, and an expert handler of ex
plosives. Tne scene of the explosion is de
scribed as desolate in the extreme. Four of
tbe victims are now dead. Boydaia, wife and
son are ail expected to die. Tbe lynching
meets w nn general approval.
Want a Pardon for I ieldon Kt A I.
Bloominoton, Ills., Jan. 10. The Illinois
State Federation of Labor yesterday foro-
noou appointed a committee of three to call
on Governor Fifer and ask him to pardon
tbe" three Anarchists now in Joliel. This
committee is composed of Robert Swallow
and Charles Seipp, of Chicago, and Mr.
Rodesbeimer, of Jacksonville. Tbe Federa
tion indorsed all union labels and beard one
or two committee reports.
Not Horn To lie Hung This Time.
Washington Citt, Jan. 10. The presi
dent has commuted the death sentence of
Louis Burrow and William G. Porter, of
Arkansas, sentenced to be banged on tbe 25th
ust In Burrow's case tbe sentence is com
muted to ten rears' imprisonment and in
Porter's to imprisonment for life.
A Tank of Can Kxplodes.
Brooklyn, Jan-. 10. The explosion of a
tank of gas at the Citizens Gas company's
works. Smith and Fifth street, last evening
shook the whole city, tbe navy yard bar-
raoks were partially shattered and tbe ruins
caught fire and were destroyed.
Sioux City will send a corn palace train to
he inaugural March 4.
Hon. W. R Merriam was inaugurated
governor of Minnesota Wednesday.
Tbe seventh annual convention of the In
ternational Plasterers union is in session at
St Paul, Minn.
S. H. Browne A Co, of Kalamazoo, Mich.,
ho own the great trotter Ambassador.
ednesday refused $:0,XI0 cash for bim.
John Wright of Pine coanty, Georgia,
claims to have been cured of blindness of
three years' standing by prayer. He is 75
President Smart, of Perdue university.
Indiana, says 5 per cent of the soil fertility
f that state is lost annually and nothing
done to restore it
The Connecticut legislature began busiuess
Wednesday morning by electing officers. J
H. Perry was made speaker of tbe bouse.
and John M Hall president pro tern, of tbe
Chleboun, the Chicago Anarchist wb3 in
formed on Hronek and others, has asked
protection of the courts in that city. His
late friends have boycotted him, and one of
them assaulted him the other day.
CoL H. M. Cooper, Judge John A. Will
iams and Judge Lafayette Oregg, of
Arkansas, called on President-elect Harrison
Wednesday to urge the apKintmeut to a
cabinet position of Powell Clayton.
The business portion of Rutherford, K. J.,
was burned Wednesday morning. Horn
fifteen or twenty buildings were destroyed,
burning a number of families out of bouse
and home, and causing a loss ot from $50,-
000 to t?5,000.
The mustache ot El ward Harrington,
home rule member of the British parliament,
wits cut off by the prison barber W ednesday.
Harrington resisted and was held by four
men while the barber did tbe work. Har
rington is in Tullamure jail for viola of
tbe crimes act
The friends of the late Judge Davl ' 1 : ivis
Wednesday, through Mr. Leonard Swett,
ot Chicago, formally presented to tbe State
ot Illinois a marble bast of tbat dis
tinguished citizen. Governor Uglesby re
ceived tbe gift in behalf of tbe slate. Tbe
bust has been placed in the public corridor
ot tbe state bouse at Springfield.
In tbe case against tbe Noth River Re
fining company ot New York, for tx coining
a member of tbe sugar "trust, in which
tbe state of Now York sought to have tba
charter of the company forfeited. Judge
Barrett, of tbe New York supreme court,
Wednesday decided iu favor of the state, on
the ground that in joining tbe "trust" the
company had virtually ceased to exist.
German Charge Against Americans.
Berlin, Jan. 10. Commander Leary, of
the American Cruiser Adams, and Consul
Black look, are accused by tbe German news
papers, both official and unofficial, of in
Bligattng the rebellion in Samoa, and
furnishing Mataate with guns and other
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington City, Jan. 10 .The following are
the weather indications for thirty-six hours from
8 p. m. yesterday: For Lower Michigan aud
Indiana. Clearing weather except along the
lakes, couiiuued light hduws; much cottier; high
westerly winds diminishing In force Thursday
night. For Upper Michigan and eastern Wis
consin Clearing weather, colder; high winds.
backing to westerly, diminishing in force Thurs
nay night, r or western Wisconsin Fair weather
colder; northwesterly winds becoming variable.
For Iowa Nearly stationary temperature In
western portions; winds becoming variable. - For
Illinois Fair, colder weather; westerly winds,
diminishing in force. .
State Troubles BegunL
The Legislators Commence to
Vex the Patient Air.
INDIANA'S LITTLE SENATE FIGHT.
Robertson To Be Probably Refused Ad
mission to the Senate Chamber Welt
Virginia Democrats Get a Twist on
Their Opponent The Slate Senate
Dead Locked Because One Republican
Holds Back Organisation of the Illinois
Indianapolis, Jon. 10. Interest in tha
lieutenant governorship imbroglio has not
abated any on account of the strife of can
didates for place in tbe two bouses, and
more interest centered last night in the sena
torial caucuses on this subject than in the
selection ot nominees. The chief object to
be disposed of by tbe Republican ctucui was
the question ot calling the senate to order,
tbe law requiring tbe auditor of state to
perform tbat duty in tbe absence of the
lieutenant governor. Tbe Republicans
wanted Auditor Carr to take tbe responsibil
ity of entering tbe senate chamber, and,
after calling tbe body to order, introducing
Robei Uon as presiding ofili-er.
Carr did not want to take such a responsi
bility. He argued tbat if he called the senate
to order it would be a virtual admission that
there was no lieutenant governor, and tbe
party wouM be in tbe position of both deny
ing and affirming Robertson's elect ion. Some
ot the senators agreed with the auditor, and
it was determined to support Roliertaon in
his claims, but, as the state building is in the
bands of the Democrats, amino admission
could tie gained except through their con
sent, the senators kept their political action
secret. It was decided to hold another cau
cus at 8 o'clock this morning, and a commit
tee was appointed to wait upon the Llemo
crats and ask that the Republican senators
be permitted to name their members of the
several ennte committees.
Robertson is here and says tbat it is his
intention to preside over the senate if he is
admitted to the chamber, but he has some
doubt whether a ticket will lie issued to bim
Mrs. Scott, stale librarian, was seen last
evening. So far as packing the chamber is
concerned.she holds the key to the situation,
and there is no robability that Republicans
other than senators will he admitted, except
upon tbe order of tbe president protein.
Tbe caucus of the Democratic senators was
prolonged till 1. o'clock last night tbe dis
cussions relating entirely to the programme
for to-day. While Senator Cox, of Morgan,
was practically agreed upon for president
pro tern, no formal action was taken,
but the matter of bis selection aud
of arranging tbe list of persons entitled
to admission to tbe floor of the senate
were referred to a committee. In discussing
the proposition to admit Robertson it devel
oped that a number of senators were op
posed to such a plan, ns it would simply be
inviting a row when one could be avoided by
refusing bim admission. To the argument
that it might be construed as cowardice not
to admit bim to the fi tor, it was said that if
be was lieutenant governor be had a right
there, but if not there was no letler reason
for bis admission than could be advanced for
the admission of other Republicans not mem
bers of the senate.
flThe fight for the speakership of the bouse
terminated last night by the Democratic
caucus naming Masonjyiniember
from Kuox, for that posmon. Thomas
New kirk, of Rush count v, was nominated
for clerk and Charles E. Crowley, ot Sulli
van, for assistant clerk. Green S uith won
the tight for the principal secretaryship of
the senate. .
DEMOCRATS GAIN A POINT.
In the West Virginia Flcht An Injunc
tion Against GiilT.
Charleston, W. Va., Jan. 10. Yester
day Judge Guthrie dismissed tbe rule against
the county commissioners for contempt in
certilying to returns of congressmen con
trary to tbe injunction of Judge McGinnis,
of Caliell county, an i McGinnis injunction
was dissolved. This is a victory for tbe Re-
publicans on members of congress.
Judge A. M. Campbell, of the Tenth judi
cial circuit has awardei an injunction pro
hibiting Secretary of State Walker from
laying lief ore the legislature the certificates
ot tbe commissioners ot Kanawha county
certifying to the votes CflSt in this county
for governor a, the November election.
This is a great victory for the Democrats
because it completely prevents the declara
tion ot the result on governor ou the com
plete returns Kanawha county gave Go ft
1..VK) majority, and elected him. It the
other returns are opened Ihe legislature will
be compelled to publish r leming's election.
This the Republicans dread, and tbey wilt
not insist upon opening them until the con
test is finally decided. The restraining order
to the secretary of state is based upon tbe
ground that the Kanawha county commis
sioners were under legal restraint when they
certified the returns from that county to the
governor, and that tbe legislature can there-
tore take no notice of them.
Tbe Democrats organized the bouse yes
terday, electing J. J. Woods, of Ohio eouu
ty, speaker nnd J. M Hamilton, of Calhoun,
for clerk. The senate is in a deadlock. Sen
a tor Minear having been nominated for
president by the Republicans and Senator
Carr by the llemocrata. Thirteen ballots
have been taken, Minear receiving twelve
votes and C:irr thirteen on each ballot one
Republican membsr refusing to vote for
ORGANIZED FOR BUSINESS.
Legislature Gets Into
Spring fikld. Ills., Jan. 10. At noon yes
terday the two houses of the general assem
bly ot Illinois were called to order, the gal
leries of both chambers being packed with
interested spectators and a full attendance
of members present. Tbe bouse began busi
ness by the selection of Orrin P. Cooley, of
Knox county, for temporal y speaker, rrince.
nis colleague, making tue nomination In a
brief speech, during wbicb the name of Gen.
Logan brought out loud applause. Tbe Dem
ocrats nominated Wiley E. Jones, of Sanga
mon. Haines, tbe independent member.
voted for Jones, who received 73 rotes to 83
for Cooley. The latter made a brief speech
of thanks, and then tbe Republican caucus
nominees for permanent speaker, clerks and
otber officers wore duly elected and installed
in their places, after wbich the bouse ad-
jourtit d for tbe day.
Lieutenant Governor Smith called tbe sen
ate to order at 12 o'clock, and Rer. Burleigh
(colored) asked tbe Divine blessing on the
work of tbe coming session. L. P. Watson
was made temoorary secretary and Stephen
Maddock temporary sergeant-at-arms. Chief
Justice Craig was then escorted to the desk.
and the members went forward and took tba
oath. Tha form of electing president pro
tempore and tbe other officers was then gone
through with, the Republican caucus nomi
nees being elected in each cue. A committee
was then appointed to uotif y tbe governor
tbat tbe Senate was in session, and another
to notify the bouse.
A long disscussion ensued over the election
of a bill clerk, which was finally settled by
the election of Frank H. Griffin. A resolu
tion for final adjournment April 17 was in
troduced and tha senate adjourned.
Madison, Wis.. Jan. 10. Both bouses of
the legislature met at noon yesterday. Tha
senate organised by electing Charles E.
Bross chief clerk, Mai George sergeantsat-
arms, T. A. Dyson, of La Crosse, president
pro tempore. Tbe house elected T. B. Mills
speaker ana it u. voe cniei clerk. Tbe
senate passed the first bill under a suspension
of rules. It was concurred in by the assem-
bly. It changes tba time for tha meeting
the electoral college from Decern tier to tbe
twtoral rs-illem from rwamlM,, ia iU.
second Monday ia January. When tba
house learned of tba death of the wife of J
a. Mcuourt, member from talk county, it
Tbe only complexion powder in the
world tbat ia without vulgarity, without
injury to the near, and without a doubt
OF THE SERVICE."
Appraiser McMnllen, at New York,
moved Pointed Correspondence.
-Washington Citv, Jan. 10 The presi
dent Tuesday removed Lewis McM alien,
United States appraiser at New York city.
This action was taken at the request of Sec
retary Fairchild, who, on tbe 8lst of last
December, asked for McMullen's resigna
tion. McMullen declined to resign, and
Tuesday be was notified by the secretary of
his peremptory removal from office.
The correspondence on the matter is inter
esting. Secretary Fairchild, on Dec. 81,
wrote McMullen. saying tbat it was for tbe
public interest tbat the latter should cease to
be appraiser, and bis resignation was there
fore requested. To this McMullen replied
on Jan 2 as follows:
It is with profound surprise that I am iu receipt
of your letter of the 31st ultimo, in which you state
that you consider that it U for tbe public iutercsl
that I should cease to be the United States ap
praiser at New York. You do not intimate any
reasons, and I am not aware of auy, for such a
conclusion; but on the contrary my admiuistra
tlon of the ofllce has received the warmest com
meud tion of your houored predecessor, should
have merited your approval and that of tin
pi evident, and I have yet to learn that the con
duct of my ufllis) has not been satisfactory to up
right importers and the bu'itiess community. If
you have any seeming foundation for your con
elusions, it would be hut simple justice in view of
my official record of thirty-si years that I should
have an oport unity to be heard. Since my ap
pearance before the Hale committee in this city
it has Iwen repeatedly announced in the daily
press that I was to be removed from office; but I
had not Ix-licved that such utterances were of
fi.ially inspired. In - of the facts, and in
justice to myself, I must dis line to tender my
The secretary replies to this to the effect
tbat it would lie useless to give McMullen an
oportuiiity to be beard, because in his
(Fairchild's) opinion tbe good of tbe service
tequires McMullen's retirement He says
that this opinion
Is based not. upon any specific acts of your
own. but upon my jji-neral t-lief that eiiher
through tififH or some other cause you can not
propel ly ju-le of the iualitications of your sub
ordiiiat.es or siiirrvise thir work You ailude to
your testimony le-fore 'he committee of which
Senator Hale Mas chairman 1 do not se-k your
removal liecause you lestifii-d liefore that com-niitb-e;
it was your duty to do so when called for
that purpose; but I do recognize the force of the
criticism w in. Ii bad been made, because I caused
certain changes in your department of the service
in opposition to your judgment and ivish-s; it
was bai a I in in 1st ration on my pan toatt-nijil
reforms in your oftlee, which you ni itle-r tli..ulit
ii-cessary nor approved, while still pi-rnntl mi;
you to remain at the tieail of the oftie-.
This fault of mine came about because, while I
was coull'li-nt at the lime that these changes
should be mad and am uow certain that my ouly
mistake was iu not making more, I believed you
to be honest and to have the public interests at
heart, and b-cause 1 hail grown to teel a ersonal
regard for you which made rue too tender of your
feelings. I had boied uutil recently that matters
might go on fairly well under you during the
short time that I was to lie the head of this le
part men t and that I linlit lie spared the iin of
asking for your removal; but facts have come t.i
my attention which convince me tbat a number
cf reforms must at. once lie beirun iu the New
York appraiser s departmeht Ju.ltrini; by ex
perienee I can not ho for intelligent and svm
IMtheti co-operation therein from you; I can not
reieat ihe mistake of attempting the reform
contrary to your judgment w hile you are the re
sHin.sibln heaJ of the oflits. and therefor,!, in i.j
faull of your resignation, with sincere regret I
have requested that you le removed.
A. 1$. Stearns United Stab s appraiser at
Boston lies been placed tenipjrarily in
charge of the New York Appraiser's oflice in
pi. ice of McMullen
Coming Down on Trusts.
Lansino, Mich., Jan. 10. Tbe legislature
settled down to business yesterday with tbe
appoiytmentof standing cuiikii ttees. Speaker
ickema's temperance committee is calcu
lated lo sTt terror w tne i.eari oi ttif
liquor traffic. Everil,jU' B rea ?
cate of county option and otCVT t?u icme
measures. A bill to impose a ciai
tax on telephone companies will bf
introduced soon, end Senator Hoi
brook, of Unnsing, bas a bill prepared
tbat declares all agreements of tbe nature of
trusts or combinations to be unlawful con
spiracies punishable by a fine not to exceed
t!,000 or by imprisonment not to exceed nve
years iu the stole s prison. It a;s; tn-ikes it
uulnwful to sell or t.ffer for sale an articles
controlled in any av by a combination or
trust, and declares forfeited the charter
rights and fraiich;ses of any corporation that
fails to coi.form to the act within thirty
dsys after its nassae.
O'ltrtVn Will H ive to Uu to 4 il.
London, Jan. 10 William O'Brien ha:
decided tl'.nt be will neither apologia ; lo lb
rarnen commission nor pay the lino im
posed upon him by that body for bis con
tempt in criticising the proceedings of the
court in Ins paper United Ireland, and in
public speeches It is therefore dillicult to
see bow he can escape goin to jail.
King Milan and Natalie.
Lonikix, Jan. 10. Tiie Chronicle's Vienns
correspondent says: "It it is stv.ed that
through influential Russians au umab:e
settlement bas been arrived at lielweeu
King Milan and Queen Natalie, by which
the latter refrains from further proceed
Probably Heard of F.dmunils' devolution.
Paris, Jan. 10. President Carnot bas de
clined to receive a denotation of I'anami
canal shareholders, giving as a reason that
he could not, without establishing an objec
tionable precedent give public effect to bis
interest, however great tbat might be.
Henry D. Scball, assistant cashier of the
Chicago & Northwestern railway, at Chi
cago, acting as receiver and paying teller.
bas embeszle 1 several Thousand dollars of
tbe cotnpany's funds and is missing.
1 HE MARKETS.
Chicago, Jan. 9.
Quotations ou the board of trade to-day were
as follows: licit No. 2 May. opened ll.Oou.
closed $1 04H: -Inly, opened UGlc, closed STAc.
Corn No. J r-lruary, opened SlgC, closed S4W;
March, oeiied closed &"; May,
opened SG sc. close J 3W4 Uats No. s
May. opened :S'-4C clused 2. njt. Pork renru-
ary, npeneJ $l-l'-i". closed $:S ir; May, opened
$13 6. cl ised $11 30. Lard February, opened
gr.ar., closed 7..t-'i.
Trices at the Union stock yards: Hogs Mar
ket opened active and strong at former prices
light grades. fS.lOiS.aO; rough packing. $.1.00
Q,'tA0: mixed lots, t5.Cir.a'.5.ij; heavy packing
aud shipping lots, 5 105 30 Cattle Weak
prices 10 i 15e lower; beeves, $:J 00; bulk
5.24 S6;ci.ws, Sl.W&a.tiO; slockers aud tvi
ers, 4J 4iK.i,3W Sheep-Steady: muttons. 3.t
: bulk, f 3 nam.; western corn fed, $s).
(A 7U; lamlis, $1 73 jti.UO.
Produce: ISuticr Fancy Klgin creamery. 2S3
lc per lb: fancy dairy, lTii(t!lc; packing rtock.
ra16o. Kggs Strictly fresh I il I. 18tlic; ice
bouse stock, irSJ!(Si:. Dressed poultry Chick
ens, Tffl'Jc per lb; turkeys. liit 11 Uc: ducks. Ilia
10c; geese $r. V) Oi ier dox Potatoes Choice
Burbanks, ."yOit lA.- per bu; Heautv of He rou, 30c
Early Kose, iu,--c; sweet potatoes, f! 'j&iOo
per bul. Apphrs CuoJCi .Mn-uigau, l ai ,1 S3
per bbl. Cratilierries 7.0n&7.5l per Itiil.
Nt-w York Iive Stock. .
Nw Yoac, Jan. 9.
Livestock: Cattle -Common to prime Dative
steers, Jt WuVJU V 100 bulls aud tlry cowa,
(4.503 .so. Sheep and IaimIm J-'airiy active and
a it-action nijrncr ror notu -neep n-a Ixinlts; poor
to prime slice;! SS.a'n.TS V htJ lbs; common to
prime lamits. f;h,,7.6G Hos Nominally
steaoy; live nogs. on s.td
Hay New VK8
Hay Upland prairie, H88.
ny -runout new $7ifr8 U l.
Hay-Wild, i6:(.sj$ l .
Corn New, l&30c.
To the Creditors of William Rami
Notice is hereby given that William
Ramskill. of the rit nf Rock Inland
I county of Rock Island, state of Illinois)
am on tbe 17th day of December. 1888,
make an assignment to me of bis estate
to ntt rlohta for th Honoflt ki.
of ors. that 1 have this Hav ooalifleH .k
I . ... r
assignee in tne county court of said
county. The above named creditors will
therefore present their claims against
said Kamskill to me under oath or affir
mation, within three months from this
date as required by law.
Uboboz Foam, Assignee
a j Rock Island, 111., this 20tb day of Dec.
FOR THE GOOD
WM. A DAMSON".
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ISf-Second Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired
The finest carriages and buggies ia
the city can be had at any honr
of the day or night.
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