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THE TEtOOK lUUAif P AKQTTB MONDAY MAY 13. IB89
THE DAILY ATtGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Monday. Mat IS, 1889.
Thekb are forty-nine counties in the
northern low revenue district and in this
district the federal government has issued
1,500 liquor licenses. The collector says
that there is not a county in the district
nor a town of 300 inhabitants in which a
government license to sell liquor at re
tail has not been granted. The old ques
tion again recurs: Does prohibition pro
bibil? Thr experience of recent years has
caused Representative Springer, of the
Springfield district, to considerably mod
ify his views in regard to the spoils sys
tern. Before leaving Washington for
home he said: " I feel much better than
I have for a long time. I have gained
fully ten pounds in weight since the
fourth of March, due probably to the
fact that I have had nothing to do with
the great national steeple c hase for office.
My supporters are not entered for that
court. A great many of tbem were four
years ago and then I had a busy time all
day and when night came I could do
nothing but dream of the thousands of
anxious faces that haunt the white house
and the departments. 1 am a good
deal more of a civil service reformer than
I evor supposed I could be. Of course I
understand that when we have a perfect
civil service the millenium will not be far
away, but I think it is belter to move m
the direction of the millenium than to
wards pandemonium, which is the result
of the spoils system. There is too much
patronage in the hands of the president
and the departments, and I shall, next
winter, introduce and advocate a bill to
relieve them of much of the pressure. I
will try to lift the congressman's burden,
too, by working for the election of post
masters by the people; that can be done
without changing the constitution, for the
election would be simply a recommenda
tion." The foolish act of removing Garvin
from the wardenship of the Joliet peni
tentiary jin order to pay oft political debts
by putting a mere politician in his place
continues to make trouble for the state
administration. Even the regular Spring
field correspondent of so stanch a repubs
lican paper as the Chicago Inter-Ocean is
compelled to recognize the dissatisfaction
and the vigorous kicking all over the
state. The Joliet prison is the largest
penitentiary in the country and under
Warden McClaughry it bore the repu
tation of being also one of the
best conducted, if not the best.
Mr. Garvin was McCIaughry's deputy
for many years, and when the lat
ter resigned to accept a similar but more
lucrative position in Pennsylvania, be
naturally succeeded to the wardenship.
His promotion was in strict accordance
with civil service rules, as he bad risen
from a menial position in the prison by
mere force of merit. It is conceded that
he was the man best fitted in the state to
take charge of Joliet prison and conduct
it according to Major McCIaughry's ideas
because of bis long familiarity with its
details. The man who succeeds him has
no knowledge of prison managcment.but
then he has a very intimate acquaintance
with ward politics, and that seems to
be a higher qualification in tbe gover
United Mtatr Ma pre roart.
From the New York Herald.
Chief J ustice Fuller says that while the
supreme court has gained on its docket
during the present session, it is still nearly
three years in arrears. la other words, a
suitor tbat goes to the court must wait
nearly three years for an adjudication of
his rights. Such delay, with the atten
dant expense and vexation, amounts to
little less than a denial of justice.
The remedy recommended by Chief
Justice Fuller is precisely the same tbat
has been advocated by the Herald. That
is the establishment of an appellate court
between the supreme court and the lower
federal tribunals. This plan i9 embodied
in the bill drawn up by the late Judge
David Davis, and has received the ap
proval of lawyers, judges and tbe public
generally. Its enactment into a law will
afford the court the relief of which it has
been so long in need.
This plan," says Chief Justice Fuller,
"was tried in Illinois, and in about two
years the supreme court of tbat state was
enabled to catch up with business that
had accumulated on the docket. The
country," adds the chief justice, "would
be benefitted by such an Intermediate
court, and I sincerely hope congress will
authorize its establishment."
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh tba' Contain
as mercury will surely destroy tbe sense
of smell and completely derange tbe
whole system when entering it through
the mucus surfaces. Such articles should
never be used except on prescriptions
from reputable physicians, as the damage
they will do are ten fold to tbe good you
can possibly derive from tbem. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no
mercury, and is taken Internally, and
acts directly upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of tbe system. In buying Hall's
Catarrh Cure, be sure you get tbe genu
uine; it is taken internally and made in
Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co.
C3Sold by druggists. Price 75 cents
Leaped to II In lirutli.
Houston, Tex., Slay l:;. Professor Bt.
Clair, tbe aeronaut, in attempting to givo
his "leap from the i loiiils" at the Fair Ground
park btfct eveiiintr lout, hi crip on the para
chute, and fill J0 fwt to the earth. Nearly
every bone in Iun IkmIv was broken.
A Wtrnlii Dairy llnrnnl.
Fort Atkinson, Wis., Slay l:. Carnisb,
Curti & Green's dniry manufacturing estab
lishment, tho NorthneMorn Alanufncturing
company' warehouse, occupied by Zeugner
& Hoffman, lumber dealers, and adjoining
coal sheds were destroyed ly fire Saturday
morning. Cornish, Curtis & Green' lorn is
tl,000, with t!,OI insurance. Zeugner
& Hoffman's lorn is 5,000, with $:j,0W in
surance. . To This Condition Has He Come at Last.
Nzw York, May 13. Citizen George
Francis Train has accepted on offer of $1,000
to appear for one week at a dime museum at
tb conclusion of bis 10 days' faxt, the entire
proceeds to lie contributed to the building
fund of the New York l'reas club.
The Quarterly flogging in Iieiaware.
WiLHixoTOw. DeL.May 11 The quarterly
whipping at Newcastle Saturday was remark
able in the number of lashes laid on by the
sheriff, who struck 215 blows on the backs
Of twelve men. Three of tbem received forty
lashes each for highway Bobbery.
Bloodshed at thePits.
A State of Insurrection at the
THE MEN DESPERATE AND EEFIA.NT
Whole Districts Swarming with Troops,
Whom the Strikers Taunt and Insult
An Oeeaslonai Fusillade I -cares Its Tale
of Dead Men A Woman Wonnded and
a Little Girl Killed at One 1re The
Men Out by Tens of Thousands For
London, Way 13. The collier's strike in
Germany nttracts tbe greatest attention in
every European capital, and may prove to be
the biggest thing of the year. In England
the great miners' societies are watching the
struggle with the keenest interest and sympa
thy, and there is talk of sending their German
brethren help in tke substantial form of
money. The number of men on strike is esti
mated variously at from 100,000 to 150,000,
and their temper is decidedly ugly. At Kc
nigsk'lle, for instance, bands of young fel
lows, mostly armed with revolvers and dag
gers, are roaming alxmt the district, insult
ing and maltreating every one they meet,
and seemingly ready for more serious work,
while at Anrheu a Belgian workman was ar
rested Friday at the railway station with a
ticket for Gelaenkirehen and six packages of
cartridges in his pocket
Assailed the Troops with Brick-Rat.
An instance of tbe temerity of tbe strikers
in Westphalia is given in the fact that Fri
day the miners in the Count von Moltke pit
at Dortmund suddenly attempted to burn. tbe
works. The official in charge communicated
with the military at Golsenkircher and in
twenty minutes a company of infantry ar
rived. The strikers received the soldiers
ith a shower of brick-bats and the officer
commanding the troops thrice demanded
that the riott.rs disperse. The demands were
answered with a volley of stones and tbe offi
cer ordered his men to fira
Three Strikers Killed.
The order was promptly obeyed, and three
miners were killed and four wounded. The
strikers were about te advance upon the sol
diers, but bearing the officer command his
men to Are again tbey sought shelter in the
bouses at the mouth of the pit, whence they
threw another shower of missiles. The mili
tary then rushed upon the rioters and dis
persed them, taking many prisoners. Simi
ilar scenes have been enacted throughout the
Desperate and Deflant.
The strikers, despite the fact that the
region is overrun with troops eager to obey
an order to fire on the disorderly crowds, are
becoming bolder as the strike progresses.
The hatred of the miners for the troops has
reached the boiling point and the soldiery,
perhaps in view of the fact that the orders
given by the military authorities in Berlin
to the local commanders do not extend be
yond their prevention of disorder, are openly
defied. Everywhere they are goaded to ex
asperation by taunts of cowardice, and their
temper has been clearly shown in the number
of fatalities resulting from their obedience of
orders to fire on tbe mob.
Working for Topular Sympathy.
Nor have the rioters stopped at this, but
have resorted to every conceivable means of
provoking the troos to aggressive action
with the object of creating popular sympathy
for themselves. The number of killed and
wounded in the several collisions which have
taken place is unknown, and it is impossible
to form an approximate estimate, as a great
many of the dead and injured have been
hastily remove from the scene of battle by
their friends and secreted in out of tbe way
placet. Col. Miobaelis is in supreme com
mand of the troops in the disordered dis
tricts, and is literally carrying out the or
ders he received from Berlin, otherwise the
destruction of life would bo much greater
than it has been.
Inremliarlsm Resorted to.
The entire military garrison of Dusseldorf
is now in the district disturbed bv tbe strikes.
At midnight Saturday the rioters set fire to
an oil fiiotiiry at Dierenfeld, causing the
complete destruction of the works. The
miners nt Muelbern and Duislierg have
joined the strikers and the strike is still
spreading. The pit men at Schleswig at
tacked their foremen with daggers Satur
day night and drove them from the works.
The Soldiers Do Deudly Work.
The military was sent for and arrived at 3
o'clock yesterday morning. The rioters
separated into two bodies and took refuge
behind a railroad emlMinkinmit, where they
hooted and jered at the troojw. The com
mander of the soldiers thrice demanded that
the rioters disperse and upon their third re
fusal ordered the men to fire. The order was
obeyed and six persons were killed, including
a child 4 years of age, and a woman was
wonnded. The rioters then disiersed.
Meeting of the Mine Owners.
The mine owners bad a meeting at Essen
yesterday, which was also attended by gov
ernment officials, and passed a resolution to
increase the wages of the miners to the ex
tent of their demand, but firmly refused to
concede the demand of eight hours per day.
They also resolved to cease work to-day in
forty-two collieries. Popular sympathy is
largely with the strikers, in spite of their
A BANQUET TO JOHN C. NEW.
He and Mr. Waller Exchange a Few Com
pliments. London, May li Sir. Henry 8. Wellcome
gave a banquet hist evening in honor of Mr.
John C. New, who succeeds ex-Governor
Waller as United States consul general here.
Amonjj the guests were: ex-Governor Waller;
J. P. O'Connor, M. P. ; Mr. Frederick C.
Penfleld, and ninny prominent members of
the American colony. Sir. New in the course
of his remarks referred to Mr. Waller as an
able statesman and an honest officer, an
Achilles in strength and a Solomon in wis
dom. He would be content, be said, if he
made a "good second" to Mr. Waller. He
concluded by proposing a toast to Mr. Wal
ler, whom, be said, he admired for every
thing except bis politics.
Mr. Waller made a humorous reply, in
which he attributed his recall to Mr. New's
political management in Indiana; "God for
give him," he added.
Death of an Old-Tinie Politician.
Rome, N. Y., May 13. Hon Henry A.
Foster died at bis home in this city Saturday
night in his UOth year. He was the senior
ex-United States senator, having been ap
pointed in 1844, one year before Simon Cam
eron, of Pennsylvania. He was a delegate
to tbe convention which nominated Gen.
Cass for president, and was the last surviv
ing mem tier of the famous "Albany Re
gency," which for many years controlled the
policy of this state.
High-Toned Gamblers Gobbled.
Loiroox, Slay 13. The West End was all
excitement yesterday morning when it be
came known that the police at an early hour
had raid the Adelphi aad Field clubs, as
well as several others and captured a large
number of persons in the act of gambling.
Tbe Earl of Dudley, the Earl of Poulett,
Lord Lurgan, and Baron Ferraro were
among those arrested at the Field club. Most
of the prisoners were released on bail.
Whitelaw Held at Paris.
Faris, May 13. Mr. Whitelaw Reid, the
new American minister, arrived here yester
day. He was welcomed at the railway sta
tion by tbe staff of the United States legation,
a deputation from the Franco-American un
ion, and many American residents. Mr. Mo
Lane sent his carriage to the station for Mr.
Henry George la Stirring Them Up. '
London, May 13. Henry George is speak
ing in the black country with great success,
and his lectures have led the local press into
a heated discussion of his land theory.
The Pope la 111.
Ron, May 13. The pops is ill from tbe
effects Of a sirocco which has prevailed for
some days. . . ..
AN OPENING FOR ENTERPRISE.
Colom'rfa Will Do Hatter for Immigrant
Than "Forty Acres and a Mule."
Washington City, May 13. Edmund P.
Smith, for eight years United States consul
at Carthagena, republic of Colombia, and
now a merchant of that city, is in Washing
ton City on a short visit.
"The - is a great field for American enter
prise tr tbe republic of Columbia," said Mr.
Smith no a reporter. "Electric lights, water
works, railroads, and ice machines are par
ticularly wanted. Tbe government is dis
posed to be particularly liberal Conces
sions will be given to bona fide capitalists for
twenty five years, and in the case of the
water works tbe government will guarantee
7 per ot nt on the capital invested for twenty
They Want New Blood.
"Imn igration is particularly desired, and
in order to infuse new blood into the repub
lic tbe government will pay the passage of
an imm igrant, give bim $6 a month, 250 acres
of land, a cow, two pigs, a plow, and help
him bu id his bouse, and transport bim free
from tr e seaport to the point where he desires
Misunderstood Unole Sam.
"Dr. 3unez, the president of the republic,
is doing all in his power to develop the re
sources of the country, and has decided to
completely change his policy toward tbe
United States, and to favor, as much as be
possibly can, commercial and other friendly
intercourse between the two republics. He
will send representatives to tbe three Amer
ica's inference here. There has been a
great change of feeling on the part of Colom
bians tc ward the United States. Formerly
they w re very suspicious, and it was all be
cause they totally misunderstood tbe Monroe
doctrin-v Tbey thought that 'America for
Americans,' really meaut America for the
United States, and that suspicion and jeal
ousy wns industriously fanned by English,
Germaii and French merchants, whose inter
est it wis to control their trade.
"The foreign trade of Colombia amounts to
(86,000,000 annually, and the United States
gets vt ry little of it The United States
ought t have it Carthagena is only dis
tant four and a hair days from New Orleans,
and seven days from New York."
AMER CAN SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION.
Its Sixty-Fifth Anniversary and Statistics
of the Fruit of Its Lbor.
Albs nt, N. Y., May 13. The sixty-fifth
anniversary of tbe American Sunday School
Union was held in tbe First Reformed church
last eve ling. J. Townsend Lansing, of Al
bany, oieof the vice presidents of the society,
presided. An address of welcome was made
by Rev. J. H. Enders, of Albany. Other ad
dresses were made by Rev. A. D. Hillis, of
Peoria, Ills. ; Rev. J. H. McCullagh, super
intendent of the district of tbe south, and
Rev. J. M. Crowell, of Philadelphia.
Report of the Work Accomplished.
The li st year has been marked by an in
creased force of workers, there now being
87 inissi Maries in 31 states and territories,
as agaii.st 60 in the field two years ago.
The following summary is for the year
ending March 1, 181: new Sunday schools
organisxd, t,75ti; teachers in them, 7,Srt9;
pupils ht them, 63,375; schools not before re
portedaided, 1,816, containing 13,045 teach
ers and 1:23,538 pupils; schools previously re
portedaided, 4,433, containing 21,778 teach
ers and 301,531 pupils. Bibles distributed,
8,625; testaments, 11,681; also large amounts
of evai gelical literature. Families visited,
40,041; addresses delivered, H,.t41; miles
"At least 4,000 persons have been reported
as hopel ully converted and more than 100
churcbet of different denominations bave
develop) d from these schools.
The Scotch-Irish Congress Adjourns.
Columbia, Tenn., May 11 The Scotch
Irish congress closed Saturday.' Congress
man Benton McMillln made a fine speech, de
claring that tbe rebuilding of the south from
the ruins of tbe war was due largely to the
descendants of the Scotch-Irish. Dr. Macin
tosh, of Pennsylvania, spoke on "John Knox
in Indepandence Hall," and delivered one of
the most finished addresses conceivable. After
thanks t ad been voted to Mayor Robert Pil
low, of Columbia, and the announcement
that all who wanted to join the Scotch-Irish
Society .rf America should address A. C.
Floyd, Columbia, Tenn., the congress ad
journed. Died While Treating Himself.
Rochester, N. Y., May 13. A dispatch
from Clifton Springs, N. Y., says: Dr. Frank
L Vinctnt, brother of Bishop Vincent, of the
M. E. church, was found dead in his office at
the Sani arium yesterday. He had been suf
fering for a few days from nervous troubles,
and was testing the trtaod suspension treat
ment on himself, and evidently became help
less in self-treatment and died while in the
act of testing the remedy.
R mi rotary Proctor at Chicago.
Chicago, May 13. Secretary of War
Proctor, with Gen. Schofleld and party of
army ofi.cers, returned to Chicago yester
day from their tour of inspection of western
military posts, and will remain in tbe city
for a da." or two to recuperate from the fa
tigue of almost constant travel during the
A Naval Officer from Illinois I'eiul.
New Fork, May 13. Lieut Henry M.
Scboeffer, of the United States navy, died at
the Navel hospital Brooklyn Saturday from
dropsy. His body will be taken to Illinois
for inter men t
Nil ion Cameron Able to Sit l:p.
Lancaster, Pa., May 18. Gen. Simon
Cameron was able to sit up in bed and read
yesterday, and it is bnlieved that bis illness
is not immediately dangerous. He is in ex
eellent si irita.
Close of the Y. M. C. A. Convention.
Philadelphia, Pa., May 13. The Young
Meffs Christian association convention closed
Saturday. A resolution was adopted look
ing to pr ivision for support of aged or dis
A CRUISER FOUND WANTING.
The Charleston Tiot Quite Up to the
8lamlard of Perfection.
Washington City. May 13. A despatch
was received by Secretary Tracy Saturday
from Bar.ta Barbara, CaL, which says that
tbe trialof the Charleston was made Saturday
and was a failure, owing to the starboard
engine slides heating. No trouble with the
port engine. The average revolutions for
fifteen m nutes were 107; maximum horse
power, 5,300; speed, 18 knots. At speeds
up to nil ety revolutions the vacuum was
twenty-ai ven inches and decreased as the
speed inc-eased. falling at highest speed to
twenty-two inches. wThe boilers supplied
Secretary Tracy said to a representative of
the Unite 1 Press that the announcement that
the trial was a "failure" was perhaps sus
ceptible of wrong interpretation. It was a
failure owing to certain conditions, which
could, no doubt, be remedied easily.
Will Be a Fast Cruiser.
Another telegram from Santa Barbara
says tbe trouble was caused by some hard
spots in the steel of the slide. The difficulty
can be remedied, and when it is done there is
no doubt expressed that the cruiser will ex
ceed nineteen knots. She promises to be one of
tbe faster, ships of her class afloat All the
rest of the machinery worked perfectly.
President and Wife Take an Oating.
Wabhcioton Cttt, May 13. At 10 a. m,
Saturday the president and Mrs. Harrison
went abcard the United States s&anjfhip
Dispatch, and were take down the Potomac
for a shor t outing. They arrived at Fortress
Monroe a , 4 a. m. yesterday. The preiWsot
attended church In the garrison yesterday
morning, and returned aboard ship about J
o'clock. The Dispatch returned to Washing
ton ai 5:3) yesterday afternoon.
M it Much Hope for Swalm.
WASHnroTON Citt, May 13. It is said
that the Iriends of Judge Advocate General
Bwaim, ad the army, are using their influ
ence with President Harrison to have the re
mainder of 'his sentence set aside in order
that he may be restored to hlj position. It hi
understool that tbey have not met wjb.
moch snot ess, as tbe president is not disposed
to reopen she case. -
Considering That We Claim To
PEETTY DOIEGS IN LOUISIANA.
A "Race War" Which Begins with Knife
and Pistol and Continues with the
Torch and Winchester Brigandage Out
West Robbers Attack a U. 8. Pay
master's Escort and Get What They
Went for The Cronln Mystery aad
New Orleans, May 13. There has been
a small race war in progress at Gretna, op
posite this city since the evening of May 7,
on which date R. Ru and Hilary Roberta,
were stabbed and a number of whites and
blacks more or less injured with pistols and
knives in a fight between members of a white
fire company and a number of negroes. Fri
day the negroes had a picnic and trouble
was expecteL A large force of police was
sent from this city, and no trouble occurred.
Whites Apply the Toreh.
Early last evening it was seen from this
side tbat the colored engine company's house
was burning, and a large number of people
went across by ferry. They were met by the
Gretna military and escorted to the fire. By
this time the colored military company's
building next the engine house was burning.
Whites armed with shotguns and rifles con
gregated and kept the negroes away. The
only fire engine in the place broke down and
the fire did not stop until there was nothing
left of the two buildings to burn. Then
armed squads scattered through the town,
entering negro cabins, ostensibly in search of
arms. The whites seemed greatly alarmed,
fearing a negro uprising.
A Eittle "Gun Tlay."
During the fires some of the blacks, who
fled, were fired at but none injured. Earlier
in the morning, however, during some desul
tory firing, three negroes were wounded
Charley Holter, dangerously; Charley Pros
per, in the arm, and another ip the back. C.
F. Brown, a colored member of tbe legisla
ture, occupied one of the burned houses. He
was afraid to come out, and seemed likoly to
burn to death, but tbe whites saved bim arid
offered him no violence.
THE DR. CRONIN MYSTERY.
dragging Chicago Waters for the Female
Corpse The Toronto Clue.
Chicago, May 13. The police force of
the city Saturday thoroughly dragged the
pond at Lincoln park, where Woodruff said
the woman's dismembered body bad been
thrown which he had in his wagon on bis
eventful midnight drive last week. Abso
lutely nothing was found, and the lake is
thought now to be the placo where the body
was thrown if Woodruff's story is not a ro
mance. Mr. Watrous, who occupies the
house 528 State street, from the rear of
which Woodruff says the trunk was taken,
declares his disbelief in the whole story, and
says it was impossible that any one should
have entered the stable without him know
ins, as it is supplied witrj burglar alarms.
The whol' mutter is st.l. very mysterious,
and the police are at their wits' eid about it.
lr. frontn'M Wild Y'trn.
All tbe paiers have sjteciaU d.clarin? that
Cron in was run down at Tor.mto Saturday
and forced t acknowledge h;s identity. He
hnd to be threatened witli arrest before he
would talk, so the spec.als sav, and then told
a wild story about his kno-lidge that the
manacers of tho Parm'U f:nid had misap
propriated t"5,(X) of it, which knowledge
and his assertion thivof incited the culprits
to attempt his assassination. He said they
put Le Caron on him to pump him; that he
had iieen warned thnt his life was in danger
from the Chin-nri-Gael society, which had
decided upon his dentil and upoijited his ex
cutioucrs. Tlu-n he thought it was time to
get away and he left. Hj w;is now trying,
he said, to get out of the coiiutry to some
pi ce where he would In; s ifo.
The Conkliiis, I)i. Cronin's friends here,
insist that the siiecials are nil lies, ami that
Cronin has Ikwh miird -re.L The specials,
however, are d -ubtless trun, and Cronin was
iu Toronto Saturday an 1 Sunday.
That Corpse Again.
Later reports from police headquarters say
that the ollieials believe Woodruff's story,
and have got a new and important clew. It
is also considered certain that the woman's
hotly was taken out into the lake and dropped
overboard, as a boat that was made fast in
the neighborhood of where Woodruff says
the body was taken from the wagon, is miss
ing. Later. News from Toronto this morning
makes it very prolialile that the whole story
about Dr. Cronin having liocn seen in Toronto
is a "fuke." One dispatch says he has never
been there, anil another s iys he has disap
peared. EIGHTY BOLD HIGHWAYMEN.
They Attack the li. H. Paymaster's Escort
and Get All the Money.
TrcsoN, A. T..May 13. Maj. J. W Wham,
paymaster of the araiy, with Clerk Gibbon
and an escort of eleven soldiers, on their way
from Wilcox to y the post at Fort Thomas,
were attacked by a party of ambushed men
in a gorga A constant fire was kept up for
nearly a hall' -hour, when eight of the escort
were wounded, five dangerously. The rob
bers succeeded in securing $-!9,000 and es
caed into the mountains. Maj. Wham was
uninjured, but Gibbon's clothing wastornby
shot. A troop of cavaly has been sent out
from Fort Grant to watch the mountain
passes, so that the highwaymen may not
escape. Their number is not known, but is
believed to be seven or eight.
A Iespcrate Running Fight.
It was a regular running fight in a narrow
gorge. After a desperately hot battle last
ing bulf an hour eight of the eleven men of
tbe escort were either fatally wounded or
disabled so as to render further resistance
impossible. At the first fire an ambulance
driver was wounded and lost control of the
team of four mules, who dashed down a
steop grade with the wagon, Paymaster
Wham and his assistant inside. The brigands
opened fire on the flying conveyance, the es
cort rnpidly firing in return. Maj. Wham
and Gililnui were nrmed with repeating
rifles. A perfect bail-storm of bullets fell
for thirty minutes.
A Tragedy Instead or a Wedding.
Winchester, Ky., May 11. Milton Rich
mond, a negro, started to elope with a white
girl, Lydia Strong, the lti-yenr-old grand
daughter of Judge Strong, Friday. When
they overtook Richmond he fired UHn them,
sending a bullet through Strong's band. The
party returned the fire, killing Richmond
instantly. When they returned home the
girl's ftu her fired at her and missing his aim
tried to shoot himself.
Sent His Bnllets to Their Mark.
Portsmouth, O., May 13. Saturday
night there was a hoe -down on Twin creek,
about twelve miles below this city. Several
rough characters were in atten lance, among
them Wtson and Amos Coojwr, brotbers,and
Henry KickeLs. Tbe latter had several quar
rels with the CKper boys, and had warned
them to keep their distance. At tbe dance
they picked on Nickels. Hot words passed,
followed by two revolver shots in quick suc
cession and tho falling of Wilson and Amos
Cooper to the floor. An examination showed
tbat Wilson Cooper had been shot through
the heart and Amos through thfiieft temple.
Nickels, who did the shooting, is a Vir
ginian. He made no attempt to escape, aud
as yet has not been arrtstecL
DESPERATE DIED IN COURT.
A Prisoner Cuts a Detective's Throat aad
la Shot to Death.
Kansas Crrr, Ma, May 13. Saturday
afternoon while James Smith was on trial in
Justice Lewis' court room in Kansas City,
Kan., on tbe charge of burglary he suddenly
drew a razor and cat a seven inch gash in
the neck of Detective William GUlery, pro
ducing a fatal wound, and then made a dash
for liberty, but was shot dead, pierosd by
fireballs. Smith also out officer Moloney
in tbe leg.
On Fire in Mid-Ocean.
Perilous Situation of . an At
THE COTTON IN THE HOLD BURNING
A Panic Averted by the Captain's De
cision and Bravery Steam Finally Used
and the Ship Saved Thrilling Adven
ture of a Family in a Shanty-Boat Dur
ing the Pennsylvania Storm Farther
Details of the Havoc Wrought.
London, May 13. The steamship Rugia,
which sailed from New York May 2 for
Hamburg put in to Plymouth at 2 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. On the night of May
8 the cotton which was stowed in her after
hold took fire from spontaneous combustion,
and in spite of the efforts made to subdue
the flames the fire spread rapidly. When the
iron bulkhead doors were ojiened the heat
was intense, and many of the passengers
were scorched. The cotton bales stowed
around the passengers' luggage-room ig
nited, and the names were fed by casks of
lard near by. The cabins were flooded with
water, and the passengers were compelled to
remain on deck forty-eight hours.
The Captain (juelU a Mutiny.
Four hours before tho flames were ex
tinguished everything was put in readiness
to take to the boats and leave the vessel to
her fate. Certain men, passengers and mem
bers of the crew made an attempt to desert
the ship prematurely, but, the captain pre
vented tbem from doing so by pointing his
revolver at them and declaring be would kill
the first man who left the ship until he gave
the order. Finally all hope of saving the
ship was abandoned and tho order was given
to lower the boats, when the idea occurred to
the captaiu to try steam instead of water.
Steam Saved the Vessel.
The order to lower the boats was counter
manded, and volumes of steam were turned
into the fire-stricken portion of the ship with
the result of extinguishing the flames and
assuring the safety of all on board. One
hundred and thirty burning bales of cotton
were thrown overlionrd. When the confi
dence of the passengers in their safety was
restored, they presented the captain and
crew with an address expressing their thank
fulness and admiration of the officers and
men, and also distributed among ihem gifts
in remembrance of the perilous experience
through which they bad passed.
PENNSYLVANIA STORM INCIDENTS.
A Shanty Itoat Cioes to I'leces with Six
Persons on Itoaril.
FiTTsnrita, To., May i:. A story of the
thrilling escape of two women and four chil
dren during the prevalence of the storm Fri
day night comes from Nine-Mile i-ni, near
Salesbnrg, on the Baltimore and Ohio rail
way. Joseph Plume, his wife, niece, and
four children lived in a large shanty boat
moored about a quarter of n mile from the
Monongahela river. At this jioint a Balti
more and Ohio bridge crosses the run. Dur
ing the night the rising water carried tho
boat from its moorings and bore it down
stream. Mr. Blume was from home, but a
Newfoundland dog woke Mrs. Blume by its
barkling. Discovering her position, she tried
to catch projections with a line, but failed.
Tbe boat struck the bridge and was shattered
almost to atoms. Before it went down Mrs.
Blume managed to thtnw two of the children
ashore, and taking the two youngest in her
arms followed. Miss Travers, the niece, also
escaped. The dog which gave the alarm was
killed in the wreck.
Floods In the Streets.
In Pleasant Valley, Allegheny county, the
streets were converted into turbulent rivers,
several feet deep. Street ears were stopped
by the debris dumped on the tracks, and the
passengers, to avoid licing soaked by the
rising waters, had to stand on the seats until
carried to a place of safety. At McKeesport
thousands of dollars' worth of damage was
done in the Crooked run district Fifty
houses were moved from their foundations
and several toppled over and were demol
ished. People had to seek the hillsides to
escape drowning, while largo numbers of
horses and cattle were drowned. No lives
are reported lost, but there were many nar
List of the Dead.
A freight train on the Pittsburg, McKees
port and Youghiogheny railroad ran into a
landslide and was wrecked and Patrick Mis
kell, a brakeman, killeiL This makes six
deaths directly a'tributuble to the flood. The
names are: John Dou-ho. ty, of Woods' Run;
John Kocher, of Butchers Run; Gertrude
Shaffer, of Spring Garden; Iniiss Shaffer,
of Spring Garden; Patrick MiskelL brake
man, and the 2-year-old daughter of New
ton Bentley, whose body was found in a pile
of drift on Walnut run, near Beaver Fails
Funerals Wrecked hy a Storm.
New York, May 13. When the storm
was at its height Saturday the wildest con
fusion took plaice on the road to Calvary
cemetery iu Long Island City. Coaches in
funeral processions were wrecked, and one
was blown off the road down a four-foot em
bankment into the meadows. Tbe driver
jumped off and got the occupants, three
women aud a man, out of the conch just as it
Went down the hill. Tho horses, almost,
frantic With fear, got out of their harness
and ran wildly about tbe meadows.
Went on a Fatnl Krrand.
PlTTKlUR,Pa., May 13. Four men went
into Tom's Run mine on Chnrtur's creek
Saturday to get their tools preparatory to
leaving for Minnesota. The mine had been
unoccupied for several days, and an explo
sion of gas took place with the following
results: Martin Tershook, bend blown off;
Jobn Adlersoheits, head and one arm blown
off; Mike Marlowitch, top of head blown off;
Mark Stuedler, burned to a crisp.
Bismarck Has Inside Information.
Washinuton City, May 18. A private
letter from Berlin relates that the question
who is to lie the American minister at that
court is a matter of much interest among the
German ofliciols. It says: "The general be
lief is that when the Samoan conference has
done its work,one of the commissioners,
Willinm Walter Fholps, will receive the ap
pointment as minister." The London Timra
of April 27 "asserted thnt it is so understood;
and it is a curious fact, which I learned at
the American legation, that Prince Bismarck
sent the other day to the legation to make in
quiries about the particulars of Mr. Phelps'
public career. It looked as though the
chancellor had had some private intimation
that Mr. Pheljis wns to be made minister."
A Very Nine Place to Dispone Of.
Washington Citt, May 13. A solicitor
general of the department of justice will be
appointed this week. The resignation of Judge
Jenks, the incumbent, has been accepted, to
take effect on the 15th instant Aftomay
General Miller is authority for the statement
that an appointment will be made on er be
fore tbat date. The office is one of the bejf
so far as dignity and pay are concerned, tke
incumbent drawing a salary of t?,006 a year.
Judge Jenks will be retained In tbe service ef
the government as counsel in tbe telephone
cases. Among the candidates mentioned
as the strong possibilities is Ralph Harrison,
Close of a Slx-Iay'a Tramp.
Niw York, May 1 May G at midnight a
pedestrian match was started at Madison
Square garden, in which erty, Cartwright,
Noremac, and others took part, it was fin
ished Saturday night, Herty winning. The
portion of the gate receipts to be divided
amounted to only 82,300, of which Herty got
$1,000. The score of the leaders at tbe close
was: Herty, 650 miles; Cartwright, 632, and
Amateur Rowing at Pullman.
New York, May 1L The National Asso
ciation of Amateur Oarsmen, at a meeting
Saturday night, decided tbat the national
regatta shall be held at Pullman, His., Aug.
8 and 9.
. A "furnished gentleman's place . to
rant" is advertised in New York paper.
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THE BASE BALL AGGREGATIONS.
Standing of thr Clulw at the F.iul of An
other Weck'H Operation.
Chicauo, May 1:. Anson's "babies" made
a betu-r showing in the record of ball play
ing lat week than tbe week liefore, having
climlied to fourth place from seventh. The
stan. iing of the aggregations is given below,
the nv-ord hoitig ooiiip: t' up to last night:
Nntionnl IxHiruc. I'liivp.1 Won. Lost. Ir. ft.
rhil'lt'lihit is 8 5 .I5
Bo-ton in 8 5 .6IS
New York 14 8 H .571
fhh'aim li 8 7 .M3
Oervlan.l 1 7 e 8 .529
ImliHiiupolU it! 7 9 .47
l'ltti.ui it: 8 .roo
Wai-lnnttwi u 0 .UK!
Western. Woo. I.o-t.l'.r.iArrn-rlcnn. Won. Ixist P.O.
W. I 'a u I ... I a 2 ..7 St. l.oiii.. IS H .7V
Oiimlin I ft .m; rtiiWiiimre. 12 8 .
Sioux City 8 R .S7I Hrooklrn.. II 8 S7h
lienvcr 7 ..'.: Alhk-u.-.. . ll ..vm
St. JoM-pll. ti 7 .i kun. fny It 10 .M.i
Mm him. h .' .:t i7 i iiiciiinati. 10 12 ..ri4
18 MointM 4 t .:7 ('..hniibi,-.. is .315
Milwaukee 4 13 .i..O!L.iiiville. 4 18 .181
Saturday's league gann-s gave the follow
ing scon-s: At Boston New York X, Boston
4; at Philadelphia Washington 1, Philadel
phia 14; at Cleveland Indianapolis 2, Cleve
land 4; at Chicago Pittsburg 7, Chicago 11.
A meriian association Saturday: At Louis
ville Athletic 1, Louisville 5; at Kansas
City Columbus 12, Kansas City 0; at St
Louis Baltimore 4, St. Ix)uis2l); Cincinnati
Brooklyn game ea!ltd second inning rain.
Sunday: At Louisville Athletic 2, Iuisville
0; at Cincinnati Brooklyn 10, Cincinnati 7;
all other games postKned rain.
Vestxrn league Saturday: At SL Paul
Milwaukee 5, St. Punl 6; at St. Joseph Sioux
City 4, St Joseph S; at Denver Omaha 4,
DcuverO; Des Moines-Minneapolis game post
poned rain. Sunday: At Denver (first
game) Omaha 7, Denver 12: (second game)
Omaha 4, Denver 5; at Milwaukee Des
Moines 9, Milwaukee 12; at St Paul Minne
apolis 2, St. Taul 6; St Joseph-Sioux City
game iost.joned rain.
RACE COURSE AFFAIRS.
Louisville to Have Another iroit Content
Big Orient ror Horseflesh.
Louisville, May 13. The Clark stakes
will be run for at Churchill Downs Tuesday,
and the race bids fair to equal in interest the
Derby of last week from the fact that Bry
ant, not inclined to accept the defeat of
Proctor Knott, has entered bim in the race
to measure bis strength again w ith Spokane,
Once Again is alsn in the race.
Frank Vanncss, the trotting horse driver,
has wired Bryant asking him to name his
price for Proctor Knott, but Bryant says he
is not inclined to adl the horse for any price
that has so far been n.-mied.
W. L. Cassiday has pard F. B. Harper
$o;l,l KX for choice of any three of his horses,
barring the farm stallions. The sel.-etions are
said to lio Libretto, Iavina Bell and Valu
able, only tbe running qualities of the latter
to be sold.
Saturday Marchina won the 1 mile race in
1:44, Strideaway the 1 1-1(5 miles iu l-.-iVi,
the Dude the i mile in 1:15',', Lord Peytou
the mile in and Mandolin the
mile in 1 :3.
Nashville, Tenn., May 13. Saturday
chwed the race meeting here. Dock Wicks
won the .V8' furlongs in 1 :10, Miss Blonde the
4j furlongs in 0:5s1, Uolijrhtly the 7a' fur
longs in 1 ::a, Cartoon the 1 mile in 1 :42 and
Huntress tlie 1'4' miles in 2:'l-
A Wool Turin Question I-ci,led.
New York. May 1.5. The long standing
dispuUtl question of worsted duties, which
involves nearly ?1,5(MI,(1:K1 r,er year between
merchants aud the New York custom
authorities, was decided by Collector Erhardt
Saturday. The difTerenoe of opii.i.m in
volves a duty of 35 cents per pound and 35
per cent ad valorem, which the customs
officers levied, and a Tiuty of from 10 to IS
cents per pound on the same class of goods
manufactured worsted goods containing
large quantities of wool which the import
ers said was the proixr levy. The collector
decided against ttie importers.
Tellow Fever IWiM.rtetl In Ohio.
PlTTSBCBO, Pa., May IS. A special from
Tiffin, O., says that a report comes from
North Baltim re, AVooJ county, thnt a man
Hatred Johnson, who recently arrived from
the south, tias been taken down with all the
symptoms of yellow fever.
UNITED BRETHREN DISUNITED.
A ISt.lt rrwhnble Over n Change In theCon
feKHlnn of Faith.
PiTTsni Ro, May 13. A York, Pa., special
says that nt Saturday's session of the United
Brethren conference memorials and petitions
from the different conferences were received
from the committee to whom was referred
the new constitution and confession of faith.
The committee reported affirmatively. Kev.
Titus, of Michigan, vigorously opposed the
acceptance of the report aud presented 1.200
MtitioiiR praying for its nou adopt ion. Iler.
Floyd, of Indiana, presented 5,373 iietitions
from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois eastern Nebraska
and other points, praying for no change in
the constitution. llev. Wood, of north
Michigan, presented petitions praying for
the same. The question was put to a vote
aud the new constitution was adopted 110
to 20. The minority will probably bjlt
A 1'eculiar Fact In Commerce.
Ban Francisco, May 1& Duriugthe hear
ing before the senate committee investigating
our relations w ith Canada, Saturday, Mr.
John Howard, of the Oregon Improvement
company, said that Australian ships coming
to America for wheat cargoes brought coal
from tbe former country for less than it cost
to bring coal from Washington territory to
President Jacobs, of tbe Canned Goods as
sociation, said tbat the working of the inter
state commerce bill was so injurious to the
canneries that some would not b opened at
all. He declared that the bill was very dis
advantageous to tbe interest! of the Pacific
The Weather We Mav Kxpect.
Washington Citt, May 18. The indica
tions for thirty-six hours from 8 p. m. yester
day are an follows: For Indiana and Illinois
Generally clondy weather, with light shewers;
cooler in southern portions, slightly warmer
In northern portions; northerly winds, becom
ing variable. For Lower Michigan fair,
warmer weather, winds shiftiag tesotifhetw
ly. For Upper Miehisan and WlsoenSia
Fair, warinur weather, exoe.pt In extreme
northwestern portions, sllghtlr cooler; varia
ble winds. For Iowa Fair weather, exp
local showers in extreme senthacatern p
tton, slightly- warmer; northerly WinAe, be?
JL uriiiture the Finest
Carpets the Most
Curtains the Richest,
tn ..n -
""-'' m Mr. C'ordea manufactures all hi, ..
guarantees to be well made and first-class (iive him a Zl
J. B. ZIMMERi
btar tfiock, - - - Opp. Harper House,
IS RECEIVING DAILY HIS STOCK OF
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. Call and examine them and remem
ber that he mates his enits up in the latest styles.
HIS PRICES AEE LOW.
bhops Corner Ninth St., and Seventh Avenue,
Rock Island, 111.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
.SiT'Second Hand Machinery bought, s'old and repaired.
Manufacturer of nnd Dealer in all kinds of
WK line lot of Children's Carriages cheap. It will pay yon to call hi f.ire purcbu.Dg.
No. 1000 Third Avenue.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
f -war; '1
Lowest cash prices.
125 and 127 West Third St.,
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
is reserved for-
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups Gravii-, Etc Convenient
for NURSES wi" tKiilitifr water a delk-ious BEEF TEA
is instantly rovid-d. INVALIDS will find It appetUtaf.
giving-tone to the WEAKEST STOMACH. Guaranteed to
be ITItE HI KE ESSENCE. Tut up in convenient pack
ages of lK)lh SOLID AMI ELV1I EXTKACTS.
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SBIITH & SON,
opp. Masonic Temple,