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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Thursday. Febbdait 7. 1889.
Th A Rous hts recently been publish-
log series of Interesting letters from ft
Rock Island cititen, who with his daugh
ter is journeying along the Pacific slope,
the objective point being northern Cali
fornia and Washington territory. Today
the A sous has the privilege of presenting
equally as enjoyable correspondence from
ft Rock Islander who la breathing in the
atmosphere of ft different locality in the
far west southern California.
W. J. Fleming's company gave a clerer
performance ot the stage version of Jules
Verne's novel, "Around the World in
Eighty Days," at Harper's theatre last
night. The part of the eccentric English
man "Phllleas Fog." was taken in a
highly acceptable manner by Mr. Flem
ing, while the other character were dis
tributed with good taste. The play
brines out the most interesting points
and situations of the novel, and inciden
tal to the action several fine specialties
Manager Kindt, of the Turner Orand
opera home, Davenport, announces an
extraordinarily strong attraction for nest
Sunday, of the stage construction of Ri
der Haggard's 'She.' The San Francis
co Er-tmintr says:
''She" did not read like a hook that
could be easily or successfully drama
tized, but the country has been flooded
with attempts to put the story in attrac
tive dramatic form. Of the two versions
that have been presented here, the one
by William Brady, which was played at
the Alcazar last night, is the better. It
follows the story more closely than the
semi-operatic version which was given at
the Tlvoli, and has a better arrangement
of scenes, and shows a better choice from
the available incidents in the book. Miss
. Anna Boyle played the difficult character
of the 8,000 year-old beauty with much
dramatic force, and- mtde an excellent
impression on her audience. She was
frequently applauded, and was called be
fore the curtain and presented with many
To what extent malicious spite and
envy will lead, was demonstrated at Dv
en port last night, when Mr. J. C. Dun
can, proprietor of the Davenport Busi
ness college, was arrested by United
States marshal nnon the strength of in
formation lo 1gs7byB G.- P'Abe
Wood & Van Patten college, charging
him with opening and answering a letter
addressed to Wood & Van Patten, re
ceived by him, through a mistake of a
mall carrier. The letter was written and
mailed by W. K. Currie. of Mt. Ayr. Ia.,
on January 2. The letter was left at
Mr. Duncan's office the day it was re
ceived, and on Jan. 24 Mr. Duncan an
swered It, and then mailed the one re
ceived in an envelope bearing his stamp
to Wood & Van Patten.
The Democrat-Qatette says that to say
Mr. Duncan was a little surprised Is put
ting it mildly. lie asked the privilege of
advising with an attorney in the matter,
nd the commissioner granted his request
and set the hearing of the case for half
put seven o'clock. At the time stated
Mr. Duncan appeared in Commissioner
White's office in company with his attor
ney. F. L. Dodge. The plaintiff, B. C.
Wood, was present with bis counsel,
Ueo. E. Hub bell, also. Mr. Duncan
waived examination and was held to bail
in the sum of $300 for Appearance before
the commissioner this morning at ten
o'clock. The caae came up this fore
noon and Commissioner White discharged
Mr. Duncan without the admission of
any testimony beyond that ef the prose
Berk, lalaud a lurr Uileaniaa.
The thriving city of Rock Island is still
more or less divided against itself on the
subject of the charity ball, which is to be
held Thursday night. "To dance or not
to dance," is the question agitating many
breasts, and the volume of argument and
oratory being advanced on the subject
seems to ensure a good attendance at the
ball, many persons who would have oth
erwise remained at home, having ex
pressed an Intention to be present, even
if out ot curiosity to behold in safety
something that has been denounced as
The last sermon delivered on the sub
ject is perhaps stronger than any of its
predecessors. It was preached Sunday
night in the Broadway Presbyterian
church of that town by Rev. W. S. Mar
quls,and the reverend gentlemen, when he
had warmed up to his subject, employed
language which can not be characterized
as weak. He denounced dancing in gen
eral as improper, arraigning the pastime
as "dangerous to the hualtb, to the holi
ness of body, a violation of christian con
sistency, inconsistent with christian char
ity, and having passion and nothing else
as the true basis of its popularity."
The modern dance has rarely under
gone a more scathing arraignment than
this, but it was when Rev. Mr. Marquis
proceeded to describe the scene at an or
dinary dance toward or after the mid
night hour, presumably that ho fairly
surpassed himself in his denunciatory
Here follows tbe same passage the
Chicago Herald referred to.
This Is indeed a lamentable picture, and
if It were a faithful one of the social
dance of today, the popular diversion of
society, could not be tolerated. It is- to
be suggested, however, that among those
who claim respectability for the institu
tion against which Rev. Mr. Marquis has
arrayed himself so uncompromisingly,
there will be found some one who will
assert that the sort of dancing he has de
scribed here is very far removed from that
in which reputable society Indulges; so far
removed Indeed, that no decent person
would attend a dance of that kind. The
upholders of dancing in Rock Island will
doubtless claim that Rev. Marquis has
gone too lar, but as be is. of course, con
sdentlous in his attack on what he re
gards as an evil, he will secure his full
share of credit from those who know him
to be so.
It is not necessary to express a direct
opinion today on the evil or innocence of
dancing. But It may be said that people
who dance in the fashion and with emo
tions described by Rev. Marquis should
nly be admitted to the charity ball as
spectators, and should be driven out with
club on their slightest attempt to secure
ft partner. Chicago Journal.
Over ft thousand women and girls are
employed In making barbed wire in tbe
Pittsburg iron mills. .
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The Nicaragua Canal No Sort
of Soft Snap.
SOME ESTIMATES OF ITS COST.
Not So Heary a Job Do Leasepa Un
dertook, but Big Enough to Swallow
DmI of Wealth American Who Are
Wot rutting Any Cash In tho Scheme
The Incorporation Bill Pawed A Dem
ocrat le Reception at Whitney's Items.
Washingtosi City, Feb. 7. With refer
ence to the Nicaragua canal, which received
the indorsement of congress yesterday so far
as the passage of a bill to incorporate a com
pany to build it may be considered an in
dorsement, it ia stated that among the in
corporators there are many substantial busi
ness men of high standing and large re
source, but they are not putting much
money into the scheme. Conservative men
who have looked into the matter, and who
choose to talk plainly, say they see little in it
that looks better than the lan
ama project that has just J
lapsed. Civil Engineer Menocal, of
the navy, who has made the survey
and negotiated the connections with Nic
aragua, has figured the cost down to f4,000,
000, and regards $30,000,000 or 100,000,000 as
an estimate with a wido enough margin for
every contingency. Professor Nourse, of
tbe navy, who has spent much time studying
the Sons, Panama, and Nicaraguan canal
projects, is greatly interested in the last and
believes it practicable and in every way au-
Sfior to tle Panama route, but he laughs at
enocai's estimate of tbe cost, and savs it
will take f 200,000,000 to make the Nicaragua
canal. The obstacles in tbe way of tbe
Nicaragua canal are almost as great a those
that defeated De Lesseps. Less cutting is
required perpendicularly, but more horizont
ally. There is tbe same enervating and un
wholesome climate that tbre is at Panama.
Tbe canal will cost thousands of lives
and au immense waste of money in fur
nishing new victims for the fever. San Juan
is as deadly as Panama. There are malarial
swam(n and uncertain sands to be dealt with.
Involving more financial risk than all else is
the Nicaraguan government, changed at reg
ular intervals by corruption and at irregular
intervals by revolutions. Only four years
ago the United States senate voted 250,000
to buy an extension of tbe lapsed canal con
cetviou from the Nicaraguan officials. No one
can tell what onerous conditions may be
thrown on the canal company or what ob
stacles may be thrown in its way at the in
stance of speculators who may have U50,(I00
for tbe Nicaraguan officials, or by the Nica
raguan officials for the purpose of bleeding
tbe canal company.
A DEMOCRATIC GATHfffiiG.
8eoitaryWhiVy'Collvene. u , Honor
-"' of Governor Hill.
Washington Citt, Feb. 7. Secretary
Whitney gave a receptiou to Governor Hill,
of New York, yesterday afternoon. It was
a most brilliant affair and gathered in the
handsome drawing-rooms of the Whitney
mansion were all the most notable Democrats
in public life. As the visitors entered they
were received by Secretary Whitney, who
in turn introduced each guest to Governor
Hill, who stood at his left After the recep
tion, which lasted two hours, a cold luncheon
was served. .
Among those present were: Secretary
Fairchild, Postmaster General Dickiaion, As
sistant Secretaries Thoin n, Maynard and
Knott, Senators Payne, Blackburn, Gorman,
Call and Hansom", Congressmen Collins, Dib
ble, Herltert, McAdoo, Foran, Vance, Mills,
Stahlnncker, Sowden, Cow lea, Davidson, T.
J. Campboll, Caruth, Johnstone, Msnsur,
Cox, Gilison, Elliott, Kilgore, Ford, Martiu,
Cobb, McCreary, Walker, Bryce, Anderson,
Rogers, Weaver, Seney, and Compton, Chief
Clerk Toumans (of the treasury), Public
Printer Benedict, Marshal Wilson and Will
Representative Stahlnecker, In introducing
Representative Sowden, of Pennsylvania, to
Governor Hill, remarked: "Governor, this ia
"Governor," inquired Mr. Sowden, some
what embarroawd by the introduction, "would
you have vetoed my bill had you been presi
dent T I
"No, indeed," responded Governor HilL "1
am interested in all Internal improvements,
and especially those in which my friends are
Prior to holding his reception Governor
Hill called on Mr. Randall at the capitol, and
was closeted with him in the house committee
room on appropriations for an hour and a
half. The governor returned to New York
on the congressional express in the afternoon.
NICARAGUA CANAL BILL PASSED.
Shorn of All the Trimmings Fastened on It
by the Houm.
Washington City, Feb. 7. The sonate
yesterday passed the bill giving the Big Horn
Southern Railroad company right-of-way
through the Fort Custer military reservation
in Montana. The bill to investigate the mat
ter of naval officers' claims came up and was
debated and laid aside and consideration of
the legislative, executive and judicial bill re
sumed, the question Iteing on an amendment
Increasing the clerical force on the civil serv
ice commission. No action was taken, and at
4:35 the senate adjourned.
The new member of the house, from the
First Indiana district, Mr. Frank B. Posey,
ssworu in yesterday. Consideration of
the conference report on the Nicaragua canal
bill was continued and tbe report was agreed
to 177 to HO. Tbe house recedes from nearly
all its amendments to tbe bill. Dingley
offered a resolution inquiring whether the
instructions to United States revenue cutters
in Bearing's sea were different in 1888 to 1887.
The house then voted to consider a pension
bill In favor of the widow of Brig. Gen. Em
ery, but filibustering against the bill killed it
for tbe day, and recess to 7:d0 was taken. At
tbe evening session the bill to secure the re
linquishment by the Sioux Indians of part of
their reservation in Dakota was advanced to
tbe point of voting and then laid aside. Some
other Indian business was transacted and the
Pacifle Railways Sinking Fund.
Washington Citt, Feb. 7. The secretary
of the treasury sent to tbe senate yesterday,
in response to a resolution agreed to some
time ago, a statement of the sinking fund of
the Pacifle roads under the Thurman act It
la as follows: Union Pacifle money for gov-
rnment transportation withheld under act
of May 7, ;878, 0,851,675; cash payments by
the company, $1,421,714; total, $7,773,68U.
This money was invested in United States
bonds and Pacific railroad first mortgage
bonds ot a total face value of I7.249.41W;
market value of these bonds Feb. 1, 1889, $9,-
0(0,440; increase in tbe fund by reason of the
Investment, 11,250,860. From the Central
laclllc was received $3,409,081, which was
invested in bonds of the face value of $3,141,
683; market value of these bonds Feb. 1. 1889.
$3,821,780; increase by reason of the invest
A Canons on Chandler's Resolution.
Washinoton Citt, Feb. 7. The Demo
cratic senators held a caucus lost evening,
after the adjournment of the senate, for the
purpose of discussing an order of business for
theiemainder of the session. The principal
subject of discussion was tbe Chandler reso
lution for the investigation of the election in
Louisiana. Gibson is anxious to have this
resolution thoroughly discussed, and, if pos
sible, disposed of before adjournment. There
are only twenty-two working days left before
the 4th of March, and quite a number of ap
propriation bills are still to be disposed of.
All of the southern senators will wish to be
heard in tbe debate. Tbe caucus adjourned
without action, with the understanding that
Senator Harris will consult with the Repub
lican senators and learn their views.
Be a Pretty Nice Thing for Them.
Washington Citt, Feb. 7. The senate
committee on claims yesterday heard a dele
gation of iron-mill men in support of a hill
now pending in loth bouses of congr. The
bill proposes to ipay the importers of steels,
chiefly in the Al ejrhany and Mahoning vol
ley districts, tlie liiference between a duty of
45 per cent, whi -h was collected, and one of
So per cent, whi--h they claim a decision of
the supreme court holds to be the-correct rate
of dutv. The amount involved is about
Attacked Civil Servlee Reform.
Washinuton (Jitt, Feb. 7. Another mem
ber of the senate spoke out his opinion of
civil service reform yesterday. This was
Daniels of Virgil ia, who attacked the sys
tem. While he -egretted tbe defeat of tbe
present administration, he felt that there
would be some co isolation-i n it if the incom
ing administration should manifest no affec
tion for the modarn machine system of ap
pointments. The senate at 4 :85 adjourned.
Sh.$h t Mr. Chtpman I
Washington itt, Feb.' 7. While the
Nicaragua canal bill was before the house
yesterday Chipnruin "gave Unole Sam away"
by remarking that he hoped that the passage
of tbe Nicaragua bill would be a prelude to
tbe day when tht nation will follow, and we
as a people will pi mt our feet in those regions
and when our (la.; shall wave over the state
of Nicaragua as t. state of the United State
Tbe Sanioan Negotiations.
Washington City, Feb. 7. It is thought
that it will not be neceexary to send a special
commissioner to Iierlin to represent this gov
enunent in the Samoan conference, as the
United States minister there can carry on
the negotiations. If it should be deemed
necessary to formulate a treaty between this
country, England and Germany, a commit
aion would probably have to be appointed.
Leased by lllalne for Tea Tears.
Washington Citt, Feb. 7. It can be au
thoritatively stated that Mr. Blaine has leased
for a terra of ten years the residence on the
east side of Lafayette square, known as the
Seward bouse. It Isan old-fashioned structure,
with an abundance of hall-like rooms. The
house will be in tl e hands of a force of work
men in a few days, and will be extensively
repaired and thor mghly renovated.
Judgment F resented for Payment.
Washington Citt, Feb. 7. The secre
tary of the treasury sent to the house
Wednesday for the consideration of congress
a list of judgments rendered by the court of
claims amounting to $:J4.S,sri.0tS, which have
been presented to tbe treasury department
Will Accept the Proportion.
Washington Citt, Feb. 7. The Ger
man minister here has been notified by Sec
retary Bayard the t the Uuited States will
accept the proposition for a resumption, at
Berlin, of the conference regarding Samoa n
affairs begun in V ashington in 1887.
i nree ft 3S-"T5nT ronosed,
WASUiwjfoN City, Feb. 7. The house
Committee on territories yesterday authorized
a favorable report on Mr. Springer's omnibus
jill for tbe admission of the territories of
Idaho, Wyoming, and Arizona.
A TRIUMPH FOR THE TIMES.
Bonfleld and Srbaack, the Chicago Police
Chicaoo, Feb. ?. By direction of Mayor
Roche, Superintendent of Police Hubbard
last night suspended from the police of this
city John Bonfleld, inspector and chief of de
tectives; Michael J. Scbaack, captain, and
Jacob Loewenstein, detective, pending an in
vestigation of the charges made by The Chi
In an interview Police Inspector Bonfleld
said last night rt garding his removal from
office: "I have kr own for a long time that
pressure has been brought to bear upon tbe
mayor to remove me for political reasons,
and I have been radled upon by men high in
Republican coun'nls, who have urged as
reasons for my retirement the-antagonism oi
the Anarchists, too gamblers, the prostitutes
and the divekeepeis to the present city ad
ministration. It was represented that my
retirement would be in the interest of the
party. To all of which I replied that if tbe
party had sunk so low that it required my
sacrifice in order to get the patronage of the
Socialists and other lawless elements, it ought
to go down."
The Miners and Operators.
Indianapolis, Feb. 7. The convention of
coal operators and miners was final y organ
ized yesterday, vith representatives from
Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. The pro
gressive Unionist carried all their points.
Tbe first businew was tbe appointment of a
committee of tbreo operators and three min
ers to agree upj f scale. It is very uncer
tain whon the colli hi ittee will report In the
meantime all other business has been sus
pended. Tbe ope-ators in tbe association
claim that the schedule should be reduced sc
as to enable them to successfully compete
with operators in districts where organized
labor is not recognized.
Later. After several hours discussion
last night it was agreed to permit the scale tc
remain tbe same us lost year 70 cents for
bituminous and 80 cents for block coal.
Were Married by Telegraph.
Neenah, Wis., Feb. 7. The remains of
Mrs. Selah Bishop of Wausaukee, who died
Sunday from an overdose of morphine, ar
rived in this city Tuesday for interment
Mrs. Bishop and hi r husband were married a
few years ago by telegraph, Mr. Bishop being
at the Chicago end of the line and tbe bride
iu Appleton, Wis., tbe Rev. H. D. L. Web
ster, of Chicago, ol delating.
Cardinal Ledochowskl Dead.
Rove, Feb. 7. Cardinal Miccislas Ledo-
chowski died here j-estorday in the 70th year
of his age. He maa formerly primate of
Poland and archbishop of Poson. He was
imprisoned by Prince Bismarck, ad sub
sequently released on his promise to take
up his residence outside of German territory.
THE BASEST INGRATITUDE.
Devilish Way Tlireo Kegroee Repaid a
New Orlrans, Feb. 7. The Times-Democrat's
special from Summit Miss., says: Mrs.
Sallie Gordon, living in Amite county, twelve
miles from here, tidmitted three negroew to
her house for shelUr during a rainstorm. The
men drew pistols aid compelled Mrs. Gordon
and her 14-year-old daughter to submit to
violence. The mother offered them money
and cotton to spare the child, but in vain. As
soon as the facts became known the neighbors
organised and pursued the negroes. One was
caught and immediately lynched. He con
fessed, implicating the others, who have not
been captured at la it accounts.
He Frightenetl tho Child to Death.
New York, Fet. 7. Fannie Moore, aged
11, was stopped on the street Jan. 24,' while
going home from school, by a well-dressed
man, who insulted her and declared that he
was "Jack the Rijiper." The child was ter
ribly frightened, a nd on seeing tbe effect of
his words the man 3ed. Fannie was delirious
when she reached lome, and brain fever set
in, from which she died Monday. The police
are endeavoring to find the stranger. He is
said to have interfered with a number of
school children in a similar manner.
"Jack the Hipper" In Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, Fib. 7. Chief of Police
Delfajch received a postal card yesterday
morning, written in red ink, which read as
follows: "I am now located in Cincinnati;
eight more before I quit Three in Cincin
natl. Keep on, lilt j fools, and look for a man
with a big mustache. Signed. Jack the
Charles T. Orbann
tbe plaintiff for t&
nees for Newsboys.
Feb. 7. Tbe trial of
against the Philadelphia
for personal injuries re
yesterday in a verdict for
,000. Young Orbann was
newsboy, and w
was pushed or fell
bad his log cut off.
aile selling paners either
Irom a traction oar and
"Time is mone r If you have a bad
cold, don't mope uround and half do your
work. Get a bottle of Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup; Uke a dese at night and get np
we Baxi morning curea. .
TBUAfrD ATMTUB THURSDAY, FEBRUABY 7, IH89.
Some Atrocious Cases Where
. Woman Is the Victim.
CHICAGO'S THIRD DOUBLE MUBDEB,
W. SV. Bradley Shoots His Wife Dead and
Then Kills Himself A Devlllxh Deed
on Manltonlln Island Diabolical In
gratitude of a Party of Negroes, One of
Whom Has Been Lynched Little Girl
Scared to Death.
CniCAGO, Feb. 7. This city was horrified
yesterday morning by the third "double
tragedy" which hot taken place here in less
than a week. The victim of the miscreant
thin time was Mrs. Walter S. Bradley, nee Edna
Hathaway. Her husband was tho son of a
leading lawyer in Iowa, who is now 80 years
of ago. Two years ago young Bradley was
sentenced to the penitentiary for stealing
from Tho Railway Age, on which publication
he was engaged as canvasser. He did not
serve bis full time, and since his release he has
been doing newspaper work here.
Mrs. Bradley was also a worker on news
papers, having been forced to earn her own
living because of the failure of Bradley to
provide for her and her two children. There
are stories out much to her discredit, but her
newspaper associates all speak well of her.
She was sitting in tha parlor of the Hotel
Cordlandt, on Adams street, Wednesday
morning when Bradley came in and began
talking to her. They had been living apart,
and he was overheard to say that he was go
ing south and wanted his wife to go with
him. Shortly after two shots rang out and
one more woman's life was socri ftVed to a
man's cowardly Jealousy.
The clerk of the hotel heard tho shoU and
ran in. He was met by Bradley and run out
of the roam at the muzzle of a pistol. Two
more shots were heard and the two bodies
were found shortly afterward, lxth dead
Mrs. Bradley being shot through the fore
head, and her murderer through the temple.
The clerk just barely saved Mrs. Bradley's
life last Friday, He heard sounds of a strug
gle in their room and broke in to see what It
was. Mrs. Bradley was shoved against the
wall, her throat in the savage grip of her
husband's hands, her eyes staring wildly, and
the blood in her face about ready to burst tbe
veins. The room bore signs of a recent
struggle, and her husband, coatless, not satis
fied with choking, knocked hor head against
the wall, at the same time hissing unintelli
gibly at hor. The clerk grappled with him
and succeeded in tearing the Uru;vit"' f!-6in
the defenseless wor5and admonished him
to4rytm.if. Bradley shortly after loft
the hotel and did not appear again until 10:31)
yesterday morning. Mr. Evans, the proprietor,
said that Mrs. Bradley had told him Tuesday
night that she expected her husband yesterday
morning and that she feared he might be
violent and asked him to be ready to help
her should anything occur.
A MOST ATROCIOUS CRIME.
"JiM-k the Ripper" Outdone by m Gang
Detroit, Mich., Feb 7. A special to The
News from Sault Sto. Marie, Mich., says:
Two half-breeds were brought to the Canada
"Soo" yesterday morning from Little Cur
rent, Mauitoulin islands, charged with an
atrocity outrivaling "Jack the Ripper" in his
heinous crimes. The place where the crime
was committed is 100 miles from here, and is
without telegraphic communication, but the
circumstances were learned by The News cor
respondent from a resident of the island.
Moses Esquimaux, Jack Douglas, Henry,
Bob and S. Bnudin, in company with the
mother of the three latter and another half
breed woman, named Christina Togosh, were
lost seen together about two miles out from
town, and on the next morning the body of
Christina was found in a pool of blood, with
her intestines strewn around. It is alloced
that the woman was first outraged and then
disemboweled, and it is evident that the dis
etnbowolment was done with the hands alone,
no knife or other instrument being used.
ALL " BEST CITIZENS."
A Number of "Rrrulaion" I'nder Bail la
New Orleans. Feb. 7. A Times-Demo
crat sjiectal from New Iberia says that as a
result of the attorney general's investiga
tions of the recent outrages there, the sheriff
has arrested about fifteen men for assaulting
Joseph Viator and others, and for conspiring
to cause people to leave town.
The penalty for the offence is $1,000 fine
and one year's imprisonment The prisoners
are held in $1,000 bail each to appear for
trial. They include one cavalry captain and
deputy slierift, one large land owner who is
president of a police jury, several merchant,
f armors and laborers, oue livery stablekeeier,
one editor and one steamboat man.
AN AGNOSTIC'S FUNERAL.
lngroll the Principal Speaker at Mary
New York, Fob. 7. The funeral service
aver the remains of Mary Fiske was held
yesterday morning at the Scottish Rite halL
Eight hundred tickets of admission had been
distributed, but at least 1,000 persons were
present Dockstader's minstrels furnished
the choir, which sang several songs during
the service. Mr. Harry Edwards opened the
proceedings with a brief address in which he
outlined Miss Flake's religious views in her
own words, "I dont believe much, but I hope
for a great deal" Then Mr. R. O. Ingersoll
spoke as follows:
Mt Frikndh: In tho presence of the two
great mysteries life and death we are met
to say above this stilL unconscious house of
;lay a few words of kiudhess, of regret, of
love, and hope, Mary Fiske was
Uke herself. She patterned after none. She
was a genius, and put her soul in all she did
and wrote. She cared nothing for roads.
nothing for beaten paths, nothing for tbe
footsteps of others; she went' across the fields
and through the woods and by winding
streams and down the vales and over tha
crags wherever fancy led. Her
heart went out to all tbe wretched in this
weary world, and yet she seemed as joyous as
though grief and death were but words.
She wept where others wept, but in her own
misfortunes found the food of hope. She
cared for tbe to-morrow of others, but not for
her own. She lived for to-day.
She longed for freedom. Every limitation
was a prisoner's wall. Rules were shackles
and forms were made for serfs and slaves.
She praised all generous deeds, applauded the
struggling, and even those who failed. She
pitied the poor, the forsaken, tbe friendless.
No one could fall below her pity, no one
could wander beyond the circumference of
her sympathy. To her there were no out
caststhey were victims. She knew that the
Inhabitant of palaces and penitentiaries
might change places without adding to tbe
injustice ot the world. She knew that -circumstances
and conditions determined char
actor, that the lowest and worst of our race
were children once, as pure as light, whose
cheeks dimpled with smiles beneath the'
heaven or a mother's eyes. She thought
of the mad thoy had traveled, of the thorns
that pierced their feet, of the deeerU they bad
crossed, and so, instead of words of scorn,
she gave the eager hand of help No one ap
pealed to her in vain. She listened to tbe
story of the poor, and all she had she gave.
A god could do no more. She shed
kindness as the sun sheds light If all her
deeds were flowers the air would be faint
with perfume. If all her charities could
change to melodies a symphony would fill the
A little while ago a babe was found, one
that had been abandoned by the mother, left
as a legacy to chance or fate. The warm
heart of Mary Fiske, now cold in death, was
touched. She took tbe waif and held it
lovingly to her breast and made tbe child bar
own. We pray Thee, Mother Nature, that
thou wilt take this woman and bold her as
tenderly In thy arms as she held and pressed
against her generous throbbing heart, the
abandoned babe. We seek no more.
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Thirty Years a Spy.
Remarkable Witness in The
LE GABOFS DETECTIVE CAREER.
A Leader In Many Irish Movements
Against England and All the Time Keep
lug John Bull Posted HU Connection
with the "Invasion of Canada" Irish
men Pusxled to See Their Plans Given
Away, but Cnable to Find the Leak.
London, Feb. 7. During the proceedings
before the Parnell commission yesterday At
torney General Webster read the official re
port of the National league convention held
in Chicago, and presented a list of the
league's accounts, including items showing
that the sum of $27,103 was sent to Patrick
Egan at Paris and $13,903 was sent to Mr.
Parnell. He also quoted from a cablegram
sent by Mr. Parnell advising the convention
to frame a platform which would enable
them to continue to accept assistance from
America, at the same time avoiding anything
which would give England a pretext to sup.
press the national movement
Further testimony was given by Beach, or
Le Caron, with the purpose of connecting
Parnell with tbe revolutionary movement in
America. He was familiar with events and
names, and told a straight story, though there
was nothing in it very startling, most of it
being in reference to the Irish league conven
tion in Chicago in 1881. During his testimony
he referred frequently to Alexander Sullivan,
Cuicam, Feb. 7. Dr. Lo Caron, alias
Thomas Philip Beach, was associated with
Dr. Bacon, now state senator, in Lockport,
Will county, immediately after the civil war.
It is said Dr. Bacon was physician at the Jol
iet penitentiary at the time, and that Le
Caron was a sort of a hospital steward under
him. Le Caron's young wife, an excellent
lady raised in Nashville, and Mn Bacon be
came warm friends and are yet. Le Caron
moved to Wilmington in ISoS or thereabout,
and opened a doctor's ofnee. It was
generally believed that he had taken part
in the u nsuccessf ul Feni an in v asion of Canada,
and he did not deny it Certain it is that
Gen. O'Neil, who was prominent in that Viid,
visited Le Caron more th.m pp trrT"uming
ton. After living in the' latter named place
perhapsic-ur years, he moved to Braid wood.
Iirllraidwood he had a fair practice, which
continued off and on until within three
months, though hi family residence has been
for a few years in Chicago. He owned a
drug store, and later established another. He
was nominated for supervisor, and later for
the state legislature, and came very near
being elected each time.
Le Caron was well and intimately known
by almost every prominent Irish-American
in this country. He claimed to be a French
man who hated England, and out-Heroded
Herod in his seal for tbe cause of Irish libera
tion. He was foremost among the organizers
of the great Fenian raid into Canada. With
him wore associated W. J. Hines and John
Finerty, of this city, and up to the receipt of
the news from London these men regarded
Le Caron as a stanch and true sympathizer
and friend of tbe Irish cause.
Dr. George P. Cunningham said yesterday:
fcI was never more shocked and surprised in
my life. I first met Maj. Le Caron at my
father's house in Utica, N. Y., in 18f4 or 1805,
while he, John Finerty, W. J. Hines, and
others were organizing for the Fenian raid.
So active was Maj. Le Caron that the Irish
Americans called him the 'Lafayette of the
Irish cause,' as be was known as a French
man espousing the cause of Irish liberty. My
father's warehouse was used as the work
shop to change the Springfield
rifles into breech-loaders and then
they would l distributed at different
points and secreted. We used to wonder how
their hiding, place could be discovered in a
few hours and the arms taken by the federal
government and the leaders denounced the
unknown traitors, the major denouncing
louder than any one. We know how it was
done now. We used to have that jnaa in our
most secret confidence, and many times have
I heard my father and some of the leading
Irish-Americans despair because some Irish
traitor was evidently, selling all tbe secret
schemes, plans, and movemonts in America
to tha British government"
Dr. L. Burlingbam, of ST1 North Clark
street says of Le Caron: -He and I were in
England together two years ago. I knew be
made frequent trips to England and I knew
he was in the employ of tbe Brit
ish government but just in what
capacity of course I did not know. He is
a very shrewd and remarkable man just
such a man as a government would employ
for such a purpose, and a man who could, as
he did, work for nearly thirty years as the
friends of the very ones bo was paid to spy on
and never be suspected till the boor came to
come out In his true colors. Til bet he'll come
hack to America and live. He's too sharp to
tw hurt and isnt afraid of any one.
Tho Millers Adjourn.
Indianapolis, Feb. 7. The convention of
winter wheat millers adjourned yesterday. A
committee of five was appointed to visit
Washington and endeavor to secure such ac
tion by congress as will result iu reciprocal
tariff duties between the United States and
countries that use American flour. A resolu
tion presented by the Michigan delegates, re
questing winter wheat mills, during Feb
ruary, to run at only 50 per cent of tbeir
capacity, was adopted.
China Brewing Some Trouble.
London, Feb. 7. Advices from Shanghai
state that the people of Ching-Kiang-Foo
have risen against tbe English and other for
eigners and wrecked tbe British consul's
house. lAter advices state that the Amerl
can consulate at Ching-Kiang- Foo has been
looted, and that all tbe foreign residenta of
the town are fleeing for their lives. A Brit
ish man-of-war is en route to tbe scene.
Tho Rrooklyn Strikers Submit.
Brooeltn, N. Y., Feb. 7. Tbe striking
drivers and cotrjetors of tbe Richardson
lines signed an agreement last night to apply
lor re-empioyment as individuals on Mr.
Richardson's terms and take their chances,
tbe company retaining the new bands, but
filling vacancies with the old men. The
stableman will not bo taken back on any
. Mrs. Harrison at Home Again.
Indianapolis, Feb. 7. Mrs. Harrison and
Mrs. McKee reached here at 10:30 last night,
and were met at the station by the president
elect and Mr. McKee. The party were hur
ried to their carriage in watting and driven
hrowd Scheme of the Ruaafaaa.
Warsaw, Feb. 7. The police of the gov
eminent of Vilna have compelled the trades
men in that province to sign a paper binding
them not to speak the Polish language under
the penalty of closing of their shops. .
Stovo Makers Talk Baslaeea.
Chicago, Feb. 7. The annual convention
of stove manufacturers of tbe United States
met here yesterday. There were 110 manu
facturers present and after tbe convention
was called to order President Barbour, of De
troit, Mich., delivered his annual address,
showing that there were 8,500,000 stoves made
annually ; that there were 410 blast furnaces
in operation, ninety that are idle, and thirty
In process of construction.
A Gay Time at Montreal.
Montreal, Feb. 7. Carnival visitors are
still pouring into the city. All trains are
loaded and tbe hotels have no moro room.
Carnival thieves have not been idle and many
robberies are reported. Rubenstein, the
champion fancy skater, skated at the Vic
toria rink before the governor general yester
They Catch Some Every Day.
Indianapolis, Feb. 7. Twelve more ar
reete were reported yesterday from different
parts of the state for violations of tfc -ra
toon law last November,
The presidents and general managers of all
lines running into Pueblo have agreed to
build a union depot there at a coat of between
$303,000 and $300,000. ; - .
George E. Frailer, a medical student aged
24 years, committed suicide at his lodgings in
York, Wednesday, by injecting poisou into
his arm with a hypodermic syringe.
A slight earthquake shock was felt Tuesday
night in lower South Carolina. The vibra
tion was such as is caused by a passing train
and was of brief duration. v
The steamer Carondelet was libelled by the
United States authorities at New York
Wednesday, and prevented from sailing for
Haytl with contraband articles of war "for
John Burke, deputy city clerk of Council
Bluffs, la., has left for parts unknown, and an
examination of his books shows him to be a
defaulter. The exact amount has not as yet
M. Pasteur, the Paris specialist, expresses
himself as entirely confident that he has dis
covered the diphtheria germ and that his dis
covery will result iu the prevention of the
disease by inoculation.
Maj. George M. Sternberg, surgeon U. 8.
A., has been ordered to proceed to i j island
of Cubt on temporary duty in connection
with the study of epidemic disease, and upon
bis return to submit a report to the president
Charles Arbucklo, of New York, the
ground coffoo man ("Baby Bunting") has ap
pealed to the court of appeals from the deci
sion of the supreme court confirming the
judgment of $45,000 obtained against him by
Clara Campbell ("Bunnie") for breach of
John HalL a worthless character at Beaver
Dam, Ky., enticed three boys named Fer
guson, Chmn, and Bunch, to his home and
sold them a quart of poisoned whisky. Fer
guson was found dead. Bunch is dying and
Chinn is very UL Hall will be arrested for
violating prohibition laws.
Two cars and a caboose went down an em
bankment of the Louisville, New Albany
& Chicago railroad, about 5:30 Wednesday
morning near Bloomingtou, Ltd., killing
Everett Corey and injuring Conductor
Charles Wilson aud an unknown man. 'A
broken frog is thought to have been tbe
cause of the accident
WHAT SHIP WAS THIS?
A Ship Captain H-;, s Terrible Dis
" aster at Sea.
""London, Feb. 7. The British bark Largo
Bay, bound for Auckland, was towed to
Spithead yesterday in a sinking condition.
She reports that Monday night last she was
in collision with an unknown four
master steamer off Beachy head
and that the steamer was sunk
with all on loard. The seamen of tbe Largo
Bay say that they are certain that the lost
steamer -arried passengers, aud they esti
mate that the crew and passengers together
numlered at least 100 persons. The steamer
sank eight minutes after the collision oc
curred. Nkw York, Fob 7. Tbe telegrams from
London regarding the disaster to a four
masted vessel has set the newsmongers to
thinking, and they are giving it out that the
vessel is probably tbe Werra, which sailed
from this port for Bremen with about 200
souls on board. The agent says it is impossi
ble, us the Werra must have been at her des
tination when the disaster occurred.'
A GREAT HOTEL ENTERPRISE.
The Men Who M ill Manage the Chicago
Chicago, Feb. 7. Tbe Auditorium hotel,
which is a part of the great structure in which
the Republican convention was held here last
June, was leased yesterday to a triumvirate
of famous hotel men, comprised of James H.
Breslin, proprietor of the Gilsey house in
New York; R. H. Southgate, proprietor of
the Hotel Brunswick, New York, and Charles
W. Shepherd, manager of the West hotel,
Minneapolis. They will form a stock com
pany, of which Mr. Breslin will be president
and Mr. Southgate, vice president and man
ager. The hotel and auditorium will both
open in November, the latter with an operatic
i esuval on a grander scale than anything
ever before attempted in this country.
Elected Bishop of Michigan.
Detroit, Feb. 7. Rev. Dr. Henry Y. Sat-
terlee, of Calvary church. New York, was
elected bishop of Michigan by a practically
unanimous vote at tbe special session of the
clergy and laity of this diocese yest -rday
afternoon. There is some doubt expr,vd as
to his acceptance.
The Weather We May Kzpeet.
Washington Citt, Feb. 7.-The indications
for thirly-aix hours from 8 p. m. yesterday are
as follows: For Iowa Snow; mui-h warmer
weather; winds tiecoming southwesterly. For
Illinois and Inilinna-Fair, wanner weather;
variable wiml4. I or Michigan and isconsln
bno; much warmer weather; winds Ik-coiu
ing southwesterly and Increasing In force.
Cbicaoo. Feb. 0.
Following were the quotations on tha
board of trade to-day: Wheat No. 2 March.
opened and closed W-r May. opened f 1.0UV4.
closed Jl.Kt: July, opened 0c, closed
8-. Corn No. March, opened 3&Ho, closed
3W$-J4c; April, opened io, closed 35c; May,
opened ic. closed Oats No. s March,
opened . cioscu c: .May, opened 27ftC,
closed S74c I'otk March, opened ,
closed $11.37,. May, opened $11.70, closed
IU.57V4. Lard-March, opened $U.9SW, closed
The Union stock yards report the following
prices: llotrs Market opened moderately
active and prices steady at yesterday's Late
decline: light grades, Ji.Tii5.U0-, rough pack
ing. t4.luAi.01; mixed lots. 4.eoa4.K; heavy
packing and shipping lots. 4.6Tx$4.U. Cattle
-Steady: breves. SUU&4.60; cows, $1.40
3.00. Blockers and feeders, $2.0Oaa.4O. Sheep
Steady; muttutm, poor to prints, $3.TS(&4.Vu;
corn-fed westerns. ' $.5Utt4.W);yambe, S.0Uut
Produce: Butter-Fancy Elgin creamery,
SS2 lr lb.; fancy tinny, lbuftlTc: packine
stock. Iw&lUHc Kggs- Strictly fresh laid. 1&
13,Hic; ice-house stock 10a. Dressed
poultry-Chickens, THc per pound: turkeys,
lUadlc; ducks, 10 Ho. gees. JU.rnniT.OO per
dot Potatoes-Choice Hurbanks, U)$3&s per
bu.; Beauty of Hebron. SumSc; Early Rose. 8uo.:
sweei potatoes, i..ani.(w per bul. Apples
Choice greenings, fl.S04i.tH) per bbl. Cmn-berriee-te
U) per bbl.
- New York.
Nkw York. Feb. 6.
Wheat Irregular. No. 1 red state, S1.05;
No. do, Mii4o; No. t red winter Febru
ary. 4bc; do March, V&ijV; do April, ?c;
do May. BSc. Corn- Quit-; No. 2 mixed casU,
4544c: do March, 44i4c; do April. 44c: do
May. 44S)C Oala-Kier; No. I white state,
aHic: No. 2 do. alVc; No. mixed Febru
ary. 814c; do March, 1H": do May. S-W-Kye
Dull. Barley-Steady. Hork Quiet;
new mess. $13aiu13.2j. Lard Quiet; Febru
ary, 7.3ft March. $7.35.
Live Stock: Cattle Extremely dull and
ebout.lOc V M lower poor to good native
steers, $3 4U314.40; prime do, 4.a4.HO; cows
and heifers. $2.0U33.3u; bulls. !.00d3.00. Sheep
and Lambs Quiet but steady; sheep, 4.U0Q
I&60; lambs, $3.6UQ7.SU. Hogs - Nominally
guiot and steady.
Hay TTpland prairie, T4.
ILty Tinwuiy new $TiS.U0.
Kye flOc. -
PDtaioee )U3Bc .
Oositiofi Ha : haid rS.OO
Cord Wood-Oak, $4.tSi Hickory, 9.
S raw-S 500: haded &S.0Q.
Oae Fact .
It worth a column of rhetoric, aaid an
American statesman. It Is a fact estab
lished by the testimony of thousands of
people, that Hood's Sarsaparilla does cure
scrofula, salt rheam and other diseases
or affections arising from impure state or
low condition of tho blood. It also over
comes that tired feeling, creates a good
appetite and gives strength to ever j part
or me system, i ry it.
Tbe long discassion on rabbit hunting
and other kinds of sport ia New York
seems to have resulted la only one form
of agreement that then Is nothing crusl
la hunting ta solas- seed bag.
The finest enrrisges and buggies in
the city can be had at any honr
of the day or night.
L. G. SNIDER, Proptr,
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Cor. Twentieth Stre Third Ave., Ro:k Islani
JOHN YOLK k CO.,
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Siding, Flooring, Wainscoating and all kinds of Wool
Work for Builders,
Eighteenth St., between Third and Fourth avenue,
CARPETS JND WALL PAPER,
New Patterns for Spring 1888, received dailr
L. W. PETERSEN'S, 212 West 2nd St., Davenport.
PRICES LOWER Til AN EVER.
THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF
Bread, Cakes, Pies and Pastry,
13 AT THE EAGLE BAKERY.
1109 Third Ave., Rock Island,
POLZIN & STAASSEN, Propts.
rJOoodt delivered to anr part of tha clt fr -e of charge.
Plumbing, Steam and Gas Fitting
Kn wles Steam Pumps, Inspirators and Ejectors.
ICronght, C-at and Lead Pipe, Pipe Fitting and Braaa Oooda of every description
Rubber Hoae and Packing ot alUinda, Drain Tile and Sewer Pip.
Office aid 8hop No. S17 Eighteenth St. ROCK I8LUTD. ILL.
ON LY $2.00 .A. DOZEN.
Photos on a Toboggan Slide.
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V . . aud havt soma T tha latcat aoTaltlM or tha aeaaea.
rs HAKELlEft, Proprietor and Artiat.
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The Aldine is constructed on scien
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it has a return draft; this insures glow
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perfect ventilation, distribution of heat
and equnlimion of temjiera'ure from
floor to ceiling. Burns hard or soft
coal, and has live times the beating ca
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