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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Thursday, Jose 13, 1989.
It U currently rumored that Boss
Thomas and Boss Wells are both sup
porting Sturgeon for state's attorney.
All three are after the postofflce, and if a
snug berth can be provided for Sturgeon,
the chances of Thomas and Wells for the
federal plum will increase somewhat.
According to our Joslin correspon
dent, "Mullura in Parvo," Congressman
Oest has again made a glaring mistake in
regard to the appointment of a post
master. It will be remembered that great
dissatisfaction was created by the arbi
trary manner in which Mr. Oest removed
a good republican at Illinois City to make
way for a less prominent one, and now it
aprears that he has did the same thing at
Joslin. It looks as though there is
trouble ahead for Bro. Oest.
At the meeting of the national demo
cratic committee yesterflay in New York
to fill the vacancy caused by the death of
the late chairman, Hon. Win. II. Bar
num. the committee unanimnuply elected
Hon. Calvin S. Brice for that important
position. Mr. Brice was lust year chair
man of tbe national democratic cam
paign committers, and although de
feated in tbe election, nothing but the
highest praise for his excellent manage
ment of the campaign was iieard. lie is
one of the longest-headed politicians in
the country, and his selection to lead the
national committee will diffuse a spirit of
confidence and courage to democeats
The present indications are that more
than the usual interest will be attached
to the approaching school election. Di
rectors Reimers, Durham and Enowlton
have all decided to stand for re-election,
the latter gentleman for the short term.
The earnest solicitations for Dr. Carter
to become a candidate, has induced that
gentleman to allow the use of his name,
and be will ask for the support of his
friend9. And as the Alumni association
is determined to have a representative on
the school board, honors are not unlikely
to go uncontested.
As the Arous has before suggested it
would seem only proper and just that
two democrats be elected this year, and
this seems to be the prevailing senti
ment. In fact both full terms should be
given to democrats, but it would prob
ably be satisfactory if one was elected
for the full and another for the short
THE BRIDAL BELL
Alias I. Welrh and Mian XHIIe La
kra l alted Beneath It.
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. M.
Luken.in South Rock Island, was the scene
of an unusually pretty wedding ceremony
last evening, as it witnessed the joining
of the hands and fortunes of Mr. Allan
D. Welch and Miss Nellie Luken. Rev.
II. C. Leland, of the First Baptist church,
of this city, performed the ceremony.
Tbe attendants were Mr. Ira Earr and
Miss Mary Welch. The bridal couple
stood beneath a beautiful floral bell.
There were about 150 guests present, in
cluding a great many from this city.
After the ceremony a splendid wedding
feast was spread and a merry evening
waa spent. The bridal pair were remem
bered by their friends in the way of wed-,
ding gifts. rich and appropriate, in a man
ner most complimentary to themselves.
The bride is a popular and accom
plished young lady. She was born and
reared in Rock Island county. The
groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Welch, has spent most of his life in Rock
Island, and has through sheer force of
ability and faithfulness to duty attained
one of the most responsible positions on
the staff of Dart's Sons' commercial travelers-Mr.
and Mrs. Welch have commenced
housekeeping at 1301 Second avenue.
Tranafar Wagon Ntapprd.
The local agents of the American and
Adams Express companies on both sides
of the river have received instructions
fromMaj. Mediums, acting command
ant at Rock Island arsenal, that no more
merchandise of whatsoever kind can be
transferred in wagons across the island
and bridges between the two cities. In
other words all transferable matter com
ing in on the C. B. & Q., C. M. & St.
T. and R. I. & P. in less than car-,lr;tt3
lots, must go6vftJ?y way,9? lue' ferry.
Mr. F. W. Goefcle the extensive
wholesale fruit and produce dealer, has
also bad his transfer wagons stopped.
To attempt to thus close a government
bridge, alleged to be free to public travel,
may be rightly termed something of an
outrage, and an investigation should be
made as by what authority it is done.
Chas. Connors and Thos. Miller were
each sent up for ninety days last night
There is still no trace of the Eewanee
confidence men, mention of whose auda
cious robbery of fanner Scoonover, was
made in yesterday's Aroub.
Hike Kelly was brought in from Buf
falo Prairie this morning charged with
arson the burning of Perry B. Moore's
barn described in last night's Aroub.
Kelly retained Wm. McEoiry to defend
A Treat for the Ladias.
We will place on sale to-morrow five
dozen fancy folding work tables at 75c
each, worth from $1. RO to $2.00. This
is an introductory price only, and will
bold good till Saturday only. The C. F.
Adams Home Furnishing House, 822
Brady street, Davenport, Iowa.
An Imperative Kseasslty.
What pure air is to an unhealthy local
ity, what spring cleaning is to tbe neat
housekeeper, ao is Hood's Sarsaparilla to
everybody at this season. Tbe body needs
to be thoroughly renovated, tbe blood
purified and vitalized, the germs of dis
ease destroyed. Scrofula, salt rheum
and all other blood disorders are cured by
Hood's Sarsaparilla, the most popular
and successful spring medicine.
Salt Lake has lost 9 per cent of
aaltness in the last five years.
Horror After Horror.
The Epidemic of Disaster Still
DREADFUL CALAMITY IN IRELAND.
As Excursion Train Loaded with Sunday
School Children Breaks in Half
with Frightful Consequences,
Serenty-Two Dead Taken Oat of the Rain,
Many of Them Little Ones, and 100
Woanded Wont Accident Since the
Tay Bridge Collapse Work on the
Chaos at Johnntown Began by the State
The Plan of Operation Adopted
Devastating Fire at Orlnnell, Iowa
The Heart of the Town ta Ashe.
Dublin, Juue 18. A railway disaster oc
curred near Armagh, yesterday morning,
which has no parallel in the history ot rail
way travel in Ireland in its awful loss of life
or the; character of the victims. The train
was carrying a Sunday school excursion
bound for the popular little seaside resort of
Warren's Point and was made up of two sec
tions. Fully 1,300 children and their rela
tives and teachers were on board.
The Ttaln Break la Halt
The train, a short distance out of Armagh,
was aaconding a steep grade to a bank that
rises to a height of fifty feet, when the engine
of the rear section gave out and was unable
to draw the heavy train. In some way,
which is not clearly understood, several of
the rear cars became detached from tbe bal
ance of the train and started down the steep
grade. In a few seconds the cars were going
down-hill at a terrific rate of sperd, with the
brakes either utterly useless or from negli
gence on the part of the guard without
Frightful Kesnlts of the Collision.
The engineer of the rear train saw the de
tached cars dashing down upon him in time
to stop tbe engine, but notwithstanding this
the force of the collisiou was terrible, as at
the moment they struck the locomotive the
wild coaches were flying at the rate of fifty
miles an hour. The collision was terrifio in
its force and frightful in its results, and the
scenes at the wreck were heart-sickening,
Dozens of children and adults were dead.
while others were held in the wreck with
broken limbs and horribly mangled bodies,
and their screams and appeals for succor
were blood-curdling and piteous to a degree
past description. Tbe dead and dying little
ones were scattered in inextricable confu
sion among the jagged timbers and twisted
iron, while the passengers from both trains
who were unhurt stood by almost helpless
with horror to relieve tbe sufferers.
Tbe Soldiers to the Rescue.
A man who was riding on tbe highway
oloseby saw the collision, and without stop
ping to see any more dashed away at once to
Armagh and returned with a company of
soldiers from the barracks there. These
came provided with stretchers and, being the
first on tbe ground to render assistance, did
g'Xxl work in extricating the living and the
duad from the wreck.
Tbe Living and Dead.
People from the surrounding country
flocked to the scene and set to work to re
move ttbe victims from the wreck. Physi
cians were summoned by telegraph from
Belfast and other points and attended to tbe
wants of the injured, while the dead were
takea from the ruins as fast as possible and
placed in rows upon the grass.
At 11 o'clock last nigbt the list of dead
numbered seventy-two, with almost a cer
tainty that others among tbe large number
of injured w ill die. This makes tbe disaster
tbe greatest railway horror that has ever
been known in tbe United Kingdom, with
the possible exception of tbe memorable Tay
bridge disaster, by which seventy-four per
sons lost their lives.
The wounded so far as can be estimated
will number as many as 100.
Dropped Dead from Horror.
The manifestations of grief on the part of
survivors who had near relatives burned in
the mass of tangled wreckage, were of the
most demonstrative nature peculiar to Celtic
grief. The cries and bitter lamentations
were heart-rending, and a car driver named
Hughes who visited the scene dropped dead
from horror and was carried back to his
home in Armagh in bis own car.
Train Men Under Arrest.
The enginnr, fireman, and guard, of the
rear section of the excursion train, and tbe
traffic manager's clerk were arrested charged
with causing the accident, and remanded
without bail. .
Caune of the Disaster.
There is no doubt that the disaster is pri
marily due to obsolete appliances, the brakes
being the old-fashionel hand brakes with
THE WORKAT JOHNSTOWN.
Urn. Hastings' In Charge and Systematic
Work Mapped Out.
JonNSTOWN, Pa., June 13. Gen. Hastings
yesterday distributed the work to be per
formed among a number of contractors who
are already prepared with men, teams and
appliances to push the work with vigor.
Gen. Hastings has proved himself equal to
the occasion and if his plans are carried oni
the restoration of Johnstown is assured 'and
that before very long. But tj little out
side work was aWffipVLsIied yesterday, but
by to-ingj ftlabor of clearing the wreck
wiU-feave been resumed with determination.
rCoL H. T. Douglass, chief of the Baltimore
and Ohio engineering corps, has reported to
Gen. Hastings and tendered bis services.
After a consultation with Gen. Hastings,
Col. Douglass was placed in charge of all of
the engineering features connected with the
task the state has undertaken.
Dividing Up the Work.
To facilitate matters the valley has been
divided into districts. Number one includes
Cambria City and all points below the rail
road bridge down to Morrellville. Five hun
dred men In charge of Contractor Ridge, of
Pittgburgt will work on this division. The
gorge at tbe viaduct will be known as di
vision No. ', and will be cleaned up by James
McKnight, of Pittsburg. Mi McKnight
will use twenty hoisting engines, twenty
teams, and 700 men to begin with. Nearly all
of the city of Johnstown la included in di
vision No. 8, and will be taken care of by
Coburn & Mitchell, of Altoona, with F. Laf
land engineer. Division No. 4 includes Cone
maugh, and will betaken care of by McLeUn &
Johnson, of Pittsburg. Kernville is the fifth
district, and James McKnight has undertaken
to clear it up.
Each district will be under the supervision
of a comoetent civil engineer. CoL Douglass,
the chiet engineer in charge of the work,
says the cost of clearing the valley won't be
more than $Ti00,000. He could not estimate
just how long it would take.
Latest Estimate of the Lost.
The estimate of the dead, based on the
census of tbe living, is now put at not many
NEEDED TO PREVENT FAMINE.
A Big Order for Food for the Dal aged
Valley Promptly Filled.
Pittsburg, June 13. Yesterday the fol
lowing order was received from Commissary
General Bpangler at Johnstown: "Please
ship at once 100,000 pounds of fresh bread,
80,000 pounds to be shipped each day for five
days, 10,601) via Baltimore and Ohio, and
10,000 via Pennsylvania railway; 8,000 quart
cans, half via Baltimore and Ohio,
and half via Pennsylvania; 4,000 quart
cans of corn, ditto; 10 barrels of vinegar,
ditto; 2.000 boxes of pepper, ditto; 00 bush
els of onions, ditto; 100 chesses, ditto. Toe
emergency is .very jrreat, and unless ship
mentalwgih at dribs" there w ill be a '"'"
in this entire valley. 7
The Requisition Promptly Filled.
Orders were planed within a few minutes
aur im entire amount of tbe requisition,
amount ing to about 18,000, and the first ship
ment "as made yesterday afternoon. In
this connection Mr. Reuben Miller remarked
that sdi h orders as this on furnished the
bast raf itation needed of the reports current
that th re is a superabundance of supplies at
Johnste wn, and every reason why contribu
tions sb Mild be continued right along for the
Contributions Continue to Come In.
Contributions to the relief fund continue
to come in with encouraging regularity, but
the amc ants are growing smaller. Fear is
express d thatthe action of the governor in
undertaking entire charge of the distribution
of tbe rinds will tend to interfere with sub
scriptions. Up to last night the amount re
ceived I y tbe treasurer was $V)5,6rta
The Laborers Paid Off.
xuewora or paying me workmen waa
completed at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Aoout eiiu.uuu was distributed among
them. Nearly all of them were provided
wiin irt importation to this city.
8tath Fork Viaduct Replaced.
Altoona, Pa., June ia The famous via
duct neur South Fork, on the reconstruction
of which 500 workmen have been engaged
over a veek, was completed yesterday after
noon, aiid at 0 o'clock the first engine crossed
over it The trestle is eighty -five feet high
and 445 feet long. Tbe rails have been laid
for single track to Johnstown from the
fork, trading will be completed in two
days m ire, when traffic is expected to be
open through to Pittsburg.
Repairing the Railway.
Seven thousand men are at work on the
middle ii vision of the Pennsylvania railroad
on tbe eight lost bridges and thirty -four
miles of roadbed washed out Work in the
shops at this place has been stopped and all
avauabi i forces are out on the line.
Competent authority computes the de
struction in the Juniata valley at 7,000,
000, fully half of which is on the Pennsyl
FLAMES IN GRINNELL, IOWA.
Nearly the Whole of the Business Portion
ot the Town Burned.
Grinjkll, la., June IS. Fire broke out
at 12:80 yesterday in Treat & Ca's elevator,
on the town side of the Rock Island track,
situated in the southwest part of town. A
brisk wi id was blowing from the southwest
and the flames spread rapidly to adjacent
building-and soon reaohed the heart of tbe
business center of the town. The fire de
partment was slow in getting into action and
after wter was finally turned upon the
roaring Samoa it waa powerless to stay their
Help Called for from Other Places.
Aid a as summoned from Brooklyn and
Marshall town, but it was two hours in get
ting here, and was entirely too late to render
assistance Forty-one business houses were
burned, isomprising nearly all the business
portion it the city. The losses so far foot up
$100,000, and tbe insurance $15,000. Tbe
stocks ot goods were largely saved, being
piled up in the park and placed under guard
or (Jomp tny U, Third regiment, of state mili
tia. Some of the Heavy Losers.
Tbe heaviest losers are Treat & Co., ele
vator, fe.OOO; Bowler Bros., hardware, $9,
000; Her Ud printing office, (10,000: Morri
son, Mcl ltoeh & Co., glove factory, $10,000;
Arthur beamau, $3,000; Cass & Wirbs, $12,
500; H. V. Proctor, $14,600; J. G. Johnson,
& Co., $-,000. Grinnell was devastated by
a cyclone seven years ago, about seventy-five
nouses bl jwn down and forty people killed.
Fo tr People Killed by a Train.
Cleveland," Ohio, June 13. While cross
ing the Fort Wayne railway track at Louis
ville, neir Canton, Ohio, yesterday after
noon, Lawrence and Edward Streb, Canton
business men, and two Catholic orphans
named Seifert, whom the Strebs had
adopted, were struck by tbe limited express
and all instantly killed.
Everybody to Have a Fair Chance.
Wabhijgtow City, June 13. The civil
service commission, in view of the examina
tion to be held at the Nashville. Tenn.. nost-
office next Saturday, put out the following
announcement: "All examinations held un
der its auspices are strictly non-partisan in
character. All qualified persons are invited
to apply, whether Democrats or Republicans.
xoey win ne examined, marked and certified
purely w: in reference to tneir capacity. Po
litical considerations will be allowed no
weight w bate ver. The commission are de
termined to enforce tbe law in its letter
and spirit. Any employe of the government
violating it will be most rieorouslv nun-
An I nnatural Brute of a Father.
Springfield, Ohio, June 13. Barney
Greeves, a blacksmith about 50 years old
and weighing 200 pounds, was arrested here
Tuesday night charged with incest with his
14-year-ol J daughter. The man is a widower
and the irl says that two years ago he com
pelled her to submit to bis lust, and has kept
up tne un natural practice ever since. Four
months afro she gave birth to a horribly de
formed cl.ild, which lived only a short time.
Her lathi r, she says, told her if she ever re
vealed thi ir criminal intimacy he would kill
her. Tuewiay nigbt he threatened her ac ain.
and she n n to the residence of her brother.
Frand What He Expected.
WiifAJfic, Ind., June 13. Henry Light-
cap, a North Judson merchant, left hoc;
Tuesday t ight, as his wifa. Supposed to go to
Knox. He bobr.-ioa the train 1nd m ulinr
distance from, town, then returned and found,
as he expected, a man in his house. How
ever, the latter escaped without identity, and
his wife left for parts unknown on the night
At Oak wood, Ills., a boy named Snider
was caug ht in a belt at the tile factory
Wednesday and crushed to death.
AN INFANT MONSTROSITY.
8tran(e I'reak of Nature Discovered la
a Gotham Baby Farm.
New York, June 13. A most astonishing
freak of nature was discovered Tuesday by
the agentt of the Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Children. The police of the
Twenty- cond street station were recently
informed that Mrs. Fredericka Eppinger,
who advei-ttsed herself as a midwife, was
also dabbling ia baby farming without a li
cense. The matter was reported to the
society, and Agents Grant and Gardner
raided Mrs, Eppinger's establishment Tues
day and found several women and three in
fanta in tlie house.
Is. the Semblance of a Fish.
When the officers examined tbe woman's
infant chiu-ges they discovered that one of
them was almost the exact counterpart of a
fish. The head of the child runs to a point
at the top. The eyes are very small and ex
tremely close together. The nose is long
and sharp, and the chin and mouth protrude.
The arms are like tbe fins of a seal and are
fastened t) the body by tendons. The legs
are more perfect, but are joined together
above the knees by strong membranes.
A Dime Museum Responsible.
The moi her of the child said that before its
birth she visited a dime museum, and was
very much alarmed at the freaks, especially
the mermaid. She said that the father of
the child was a prominent merchant of this
city, and that aba is suing him in the city
court for damages.
Dedlcatloa on the Gettysburg- Field Gov
ernor Luce Present. -Gettte
itTRG, Pa., June 13. The Michigan
monumem of this battle-field were dedicated
yesterday. The exercises, on account of tbe
rain, were held in the rink. Gen, Pierce act
ing as tnsiterof ceremonies. The opening
prayer wet made by Rev. William C Way,
chaptain H tbe Twenty-fourth Michigan.
The exereses consisted of an address on the
Michigan a-oops at Gettysburg, presentation
addresses, etc Govern or Luoa, Gen. Trow
bridge, Hi a. Edward McPherson, and Hon.
Austin Blair took part in the ceremonies.
Gen. Alga sat on the platform during the
execarcisei, but took no part in the proceed
ings. All the monuments are of granite and
as a whok equal to those of any state on the
field. Thai of the cavalry brigade is tbe larg
est and co tliest thus far erected.
THE ROCK -TBIIA3n) AKGFTTB THURSDAY JUNE 13, IB39.
Virginia Anti-Mahoneites Ap
peal to the President.
THEIR ARGUMENTS OP NO AVAIL,
Gen. Harrlesa Replies with a Pertinent
Truth and Befases To Be Drawn Into
State Political Disputes The Demo
cratic National Committee Selects Cal
vin 8. Brice for Chairman Resolutions
In Memory of Barnum and Editor Daw
Washington City, June 13. About
twenty members of the anti-Mahone commit
tee of Virginia Republicans called at the ex
ecutive mam, ton at 1 1 o'olock yesterday and
had an interview with President Harrison.
Ex-Governor Cameron, Gen. V. D. Groner,
ex-Congressman Brady, and other prominent
anti-Mahoneites were of the party. Ex-Governor
Cameron acted as spokesman for the
committee. He said the Republicans of Vir
ginia were practically held in slavery by the
Mahone organization, and it was through
that organization, he said, that the Repub
licans lost the state last fall. It was not
patronage that the anti-Mahone people
sought; but thoy did want the president to
use his good offices and bring about a settle
ment between the factions. If the president
would exert his influence the Mahone organi
sation could be destroyed and Republicans
of Virginia be free once more. Governor
Cameron stated his case with great force and
clearness, and the president seemed to take
great interest in what was said.
Not Managing State Polities.
Tbe president in reply said he was sorry
that there was such a breach among Repub
licans in the state, but it was not in his
power to interfere in state politics. He was
not president of tbe Republican party alone.
but president of the United States. He
would recognize no factions in Virginia, and
candidates for office wonld have their claims
considered on their own special merits. He
had recently told some of Senator Mahone's
friends the same thing, and he hoped the Re
publicans of the state would go to work and
settle their own differences, and bring about
harmony in the Republican camp.
Denies a Published Statement.
Some one then called the president's atten
tion to the statement that has been pub
lished that Assistant Postmaster General
Clarkson had been instructed by the presi
dent not to make any appointments in Vir
ginia except with the indorsement of Mr.
Mahone. The president at once pronounced
the statement that he had given such orders
untrue, and added that CoL Clarkson
bad denied to him having made any such
Referred to the National Committee.
The president then suggested tbat the na
tional Republican committee might be called
upon to devise a plan of settlement that
would be satisfactory to both sides, but the
anti-Mahoneites at once met this with tbe
assertion that the national committee during
the lost presidential campaign had suggested
a plan to bring about harmony among Re
publicans in Virginia, and that this plan had
been lived up to by the anti-Mahoneites, but
steadily ignored by Senator Mahone.
Tbe committee left tbe mansion evidently
disappointed in not securing the president's
promise to join them in an endeavor to bring
about harmony in tbe Virginia Republican
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE.
Calvin 8. Brice Selected as Chairman
Tributes to the Dead.
New York, June IS. The corridors of
the Fifth Avenue hotel were thronged yes
terday morning with big and little Demo
cratic politicians. Tbe members of the na
tional Democratic committee, representing
every state in the Union, were among those
in the throng. The committee was called to
order at noon. It was almost settled among
the members before the committee met that
Calvin S. Brice should be tbe next chairman
in place of the late W. S. Barnum, and his
election was promptly declared. After tbe
selection of Mr. Brice the introduction of
resolutions was in order.
In Memory ot Barnum and Dawson.
A resolution of condolence with the family
of tbe late chairman was introduced by Car
los French, Senator Burnum's successor as
national committeeman from Connecticut.
The resolution was a highly eulogistic trib
ute to tbe virtues of the deceased as a states
man and man and was adopted unanimously.
Carlos French, in introducing the resolution.
eulogized tbe deceased as a citizen and states
man and for his fidelity, liberality, sound
judgment and tireless energy. Senator Gor
man followed in a lengthy speech touching
upon the career of tbe departed leader and
lauding his sterling qualities.
Secretory of tne Committee & P. Sheerin.
of Indiana, then read aii address on tbe death
of Capt Francis W. Dawson, of Charleston,
in which b paid a high tribute to his worth
and memory, and briefly reviewed his life.
He also presented resolutions deulorin? his
untimely end, and setting forth the hieh es
teem in which he was held as a member of
tbe committee and as a citizen. The reso
lutions were also unanimously adopted.
ine other business of the meetms was the
iGCeptance sf Ci-Js Trench and D. M. Has
kell as representatives respectively of Con
necticut and South Carolina.
A vote of thanks was tendered to CoL
Brice and the other members of the cam
paign committee of 1S8M, and the meeting ad
journed. As tbe committeemen left tbe room each
was presented with an invitation to be pres
ent on July 4 at Tammany's celebration of
the 113th anniversary of the Declaration of
Report from the Diamond Field.
Chicago. June ia The weather was
against the base ball experts yesterday, the
New York-Boston, and Washington-Philadelphia
games being postponed owing to
rain. League scores made were: At Chi
cagoChicago 6, Pittsburg 10; at Indianap
olis Indianapolis 10, Cleveland 3. The
American association was to have played
two games at Baltimore, but one game was
8 topped by rain. Score: St Louis 3, Balti
more 10. No Western league games sched
uled. Cut Loose from the Nail Combine.
Stecbenviuje, O., June 13. The Jeffer
son nail mill, of this city, has served notice
on the Western Cut Nail association that it
will not be represented hereafter. Tbe mem
bers of the association yesterday failed to
agree on any plan to reduce the cost of mak
ing out nails, and adjourned sine die in the
midst of a heated discussion.
Doable Lynching ia Indiana.
CoBYDOif, Ind., June Ia Two men named
Devine and Tennyson, who last Tuesday
murdered a farmer named Le May, near
this plana, ware taken from jail last night by
a mob and hung to the bridge just west of
Fall ot a. Weak Scaffold.
Chicago, June 13. The scaffolding in the
power-house in course of construction for the
new west side cable road fell from over
weight yesterday, carrying with it a dozen
AT more bricklayers, eight of whom were
badly injured, and were conveyed to the hos
pitaL The scaffolding waa thirty-five feet
high, and was too lightly constructed for the
quantity of building material placed upon it
James Kyde, one of the injured, died at the
Editor Med ill Satis for Europe.
Nxw York, June 13. Hon. - Joseph Me
dill, editor of The Chicago Tribune, and
daughter; A. M. Palmer, tbe theatrical man
ager; Tony Pastor and wife, and Hon.
Thomas A. Bberman, United States consul
at Liverpool, sailed yesterday for Europe by
the steamship City of Paris.
Frank Scott, a gunsmith and old resident
of Mendota, Ida,, put the muszle of a shot
gun into his mouth, pulled tbe trigger with
his toe, and literally blew his bead eft He
was TO years old, and had threatened to kill
To Sullivan's Siiccor.
Friends of the Imprisoned Sus
pect at Work.
WBIT OF HABEAS 00EPUS ASKED.
The Arg-umenta Made Before Judge Tuley
Who Will Decide the Question To-Hor-
w The Accused Appears In Court as
1 aa Ever and Directs the Conduct
of His Case The Special Grand Jury
Examining the Evidence.
Chicago, June 13. The friends of Alex
ander Sullivan were early at work yesterday
in his behalf, the first move being to the
court of Judge Tuley to arrange with the
judge to hear an ap
plication for a writ of
habeas corpus. The
prisoner himself was
visited by his attor
ney and consulted
with and took an act
ive part in the prep
arations for the appli
cation. The petition
was presented t o
Judge Tuley at 1 :15 p.
m., and asked that
JU1 MX TULIY.
the sheriff be requested to produce the body
of Alex Sullivan in court at 4 o'clock p. m.,
on the ground that the evidence before the
coroner is insufficient to hold him, or to deny
him the right of bad. The judge granted
the writ, and made it returnable at 4 p. m.
The Prisoner In Court.
When Mr. Sullivan appeared ia the court
room shortly after 4 o'clock and made a dig
nified bow to the bench, he was as cool as a
cucumber. To see his calm face, his self
possessed air, his spotless linen and faultless
attire, no one would have imagined that he
had been taken from his bed the night before
and confined in the interval in a not-over-inviting
cell in the county iaiL At the out
set State's Attorney Longenecker filed a de
murer to tbe proceedings, on tbe ground tbat
ine evidence against Sullivan had not been
incorporated in the petition for the writ of
habeas corpus, but it was soon developed
that tbe opinion be cited in support of his
position bad been rendered twelve yeirs be
fore the enactment of the present habeas
Arguments for Sullivan.
Stirring arguments in behalf of Sullivan's
admission to bail were then made by A. &
Trude and ex -Senators Gilbert and Duncan.
They held that there was not a jot or tittle
in the evidence presented at the inquest tbat
juHtined tbe deprivation of Sullivan of his
liberty; that a dog would not be judged on
tne mass or gossip and suspicion that went
to make up tbe case against him, and that the
verdict or tbe jury lacked coherency or defi
The State's Attorney.
In replying tbe state's attorney admitted
tbat the case against Sullivan was not so
strong as against some of the other prison
ers, but objected to action being taken while
tne grand jury was considering the case.
The Judge's Remarks.
JudgeTuley reviewed the situation at length.
He said tbat on the facts presented be should
be inclined to discharge the prisoner, were it
not for the fact that tbe grand jury had the
case in hand. The verdict was exceedingly
indefinite and informal. The state's attorney,
he thought, should show that there was suf
ficient cause to hold the prisoner.
An Agreement Reached.
A long dis cussion ensued, and finally at
Mr. Sullivan's request Mr. Trude agreed to
join issues with the state and let the judge
read over the testimony taken at the inquest,
Judge Tuley saying that he would consider
it legally and without prejudice, and Sullivan
was then remanded to jail until 10 o'clock
on Friday morning, when the court will ren
der tbe decision. If the evidence is not suf
ficient in tbe court's opinion he can discharge
the accused if no indictment is returned, and
admit him to bail if there is an indictment
The New Grand Jury at Work.
The special grand jury to investigate tbe
Cronin case was sworn in by Judge Sbep
ard yesterday morning. The following is the
jury's composition, all being representative
Chicago business men: D. B. Dewey, Isaac
Jackson, H. P. Kellogg, H. a Peck, D. A.
Pierce, W. J. Quan, W. K. Forsytbe, John
O'Neil, John H. Clough, Louis Hasbrouck,
J. McGregor Adams, Henry Greene, Jacob
Gross, C. Gilbert Wheeler, Francis B. Pea
body, J. C. W. Rhode, W. H. Beebe, A. T.
Johnson, A. G. Lundburg, George W.
White, John F. Hollensack, H. A. Knott,
W. D. Kerfoot, and Henry Greenebaum.
Judge Shepard's Instructions.
In his instructions to the jury Judge Sbep
ard said the murder of Dr. Cronin was a
crime that demauded the most vigorous in
vestigation, and that men who could tell
facts leading to the discovery of the guilty
person or persons, and who would not tell,
must be forced to Cb so. except in case of
self-crimination. Tbe law had no policy in
such cases except that the guilty should suf
ier it was not the nolicv that
one or any number of guilty
should escape rather than that one
innocent person should suffer. With tbe in
formation already at hand it would be a
blot on the commonwealth if tbe perpetra
torsany of them of this roost dastardly
crime escaped. He urged the jury to employ
all their resources and use all their power in
the prosecution of the case.
The grand jury was in session for three
hours yesterday afternoon, and listened to a
repetition of some of the testimony given at
the coroner's inquest
Sure Maroney Is the Man.
Hatfield, the furniture salesman, is almost
positive thatr the photograph of Maroney,
under arrest in New York, is that of the man
to whom he sold the goods found in the Carl
son cottage, while the expressman is abso
lutely certain tbas it was Maroney that hired
his wagon and carried tbe articles into the
cottage. The Chicago detectives with requi
sition papers will reach New York to-night
Luke Dillon, In view of the coroner's jury's
condemnation of the Clan-na Gael, says the
clan must be reorganized, bnt would not aay
in what direct ion, while another clansman
declared that the verdict was a smasher, and
the clan must quit tbe dynamite business.
Maroney Is Sure He Isn't.
New York, June 13. Maroney and Mo
Donald, arrested for implication in the Cro
nin murder, were arranged at the Tombs be
fore Justice Hogan at S o'olock yesterday
afternoon, and committed without bail to the
Tomt to await requisitions. - Detective Von
Geriuhton made the affidavit necessary for
their commitment In a statement to Justice
Hogan by Maroney he said: "I have no hesi
tation in going to Chicago, but if I will be
permitted to prove an alibi hare I would like
to do so." Lawyer Newburger, his counsel,
then stopped him from talking further.
Maroney has telegraphed Governor Hill to
take no action in his case Until the governor
hears from him, and McDonald says be has
not been out of the city for four years.
Late yesterday afternoon writs of habeas
corpus were obtained for the production of
Maroney and McDonald in the supreme
court, where a motion will be made for their
discharge. Tbe writs were served on tbe
warden of the Tombs.
To Try tbe Merrlam ataapeack;
Washiwotow Citt, Jane IA, Tbe act
ing secretary of war has decided to give
trial to the Merrlam knapsack. This ia an
improved device, on the order of the Swiss
tourist chair. The weight of the knapsack,
Instead of being thrown upon the back and
shoulders, aa in the ease of ordinary knap
sacks, is concentrated on the hips. The trials
will be made during the coming summer en
campment of troops. -,
Suicide tt Dyaasnltard.
CLmuxD, Ohio. June IS. A special to
Tbe Frees from Bowling Green, Ohio, says:
Francis James who was caught in the ceUar
of a prominent citizen Tuesday night with a
dynamite cartridge ready to blow no the
building, was yesterday morning found
hanging in tbe jaj) by his suspandars, dead,
and with it
njlace Curtain Stretchers I
our e nuutnuM.
will Save you Money, Time and Labor.
Evert Housekeeper Sbovlo Uav Om,
my lady can operate them.
aay lady can operate
For Sale By
Forest fires are raging in the neighbor
hood of Two Harbors, Minn.
The shah of Persia has .conferred a decora
tion npon Count Herbert Bismarck.
Gen. Bragg, late minister to Mexico has,
arrived at his home in Wisconsin, in good
Sixty new lawyers were graduated
Wednesday from the Union Law school.
Tbe pope has had the gates of the Vatican
reopened and has resumed his receptions.
They were closed during the Bruno statue fes
inevte&tam union lelegrapb company
ednesday declared a quarterly dividend of
I per cent Its total surplus is now $8,
55U,810. Henry Freeman Royce, general superin
tendent of tbe Rock Island railway, was
married ednesday at Des Moines to Mrs.
Ella Eichi lberger.
The Iowa Republican state central commit
tee met at Des Moines Wednesday and de
cided to call the state convention to meet in
Des Moines Aug. 14.
Mr. Preston, the repn sentative of Legi
time, the .Haytien president, in New York.
says the story that Hippolyte has triumphed
is the worst kind of a "fake.
Tidings have reached San Francisco I y
steamer from China tbat Luchow, a city
oi the upper Yang Tze river, has been di-
stroyed by fire, 10,000 persons losing their
The body of L. C Munroe, of Lucas,
Mich, was reduced to a shapeless pulp
Wednesday by being drawn through the
machinery. 1 he remains had to be scraped
A. A Adee, second ' assistant secretary of
state, left Washington City Tuesday for New
York, and sailed Wednesday for Europe, to
De aDsent lor several months for the benefit
of his health.
The National Association of Cienrmakers
and Packers, at its session in Njw York
Wednesday decided to have UoeU of the or
ganization registered in every state, in order
to secure protection.
Two men Lloyd and Reynolds who con
fessed to the murder of the wife and son of
Rev. Mr. Barnes, of Huntsville, Tenn., were
taken from jail by a mob Tuesday night and
hung to a tree close by.
Just as the steamer City of New York was
about to sail from Liverpool for New York
Wednesday the crew struck at the order of
the Seamen's union. The vessel was unable
to proceed on her voyage.
The boy pupils of the Budford public
school, Pittsburg, Pa., "struck" Wednesday
against an afternoon session. The "strike"
resulted in a quarrel tietween two of the
leaders, Elmer Adams and Charles Stevens,
aged about 11 years, and Adams stabbed
Stevens in the breast, the wound being prob
A doubt has been cast upon the efficiency
of electricity as a means of execution of
criminals by the case of H. W. Stevens, of
Boston, who received a shock of 1,500 "volts"
by accident four years ago, and recovered
afterwards. He was apparently dead, but
on being placed upon damp earth, came to
after suffering untold anguish. Tbe charge
he received is fully as great as it is proposed
to give criminals. -
Chicago. June 13.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day wore
as follows: Wheat No. June, opened Wc.
closed W4r; July, opened Tfic, closed
August, opened 74l4c closed 74V$c. Corn
No. 2 June, opened 34c, closed 4lc; July,
opened 4Mic clod 34-?ic; August, opened
B4sc closed 344c Oats -No. 2 June, opened
2-c, closed 22Hc: July, opeued it-Stc, closed
tQec; August, opened and closed 2'c. Pork
June, opened fcUJit, closed 11.55; Jn!y,
opened 811.70, closed fll.tld; August, opened
tll.80, closed $11.70. Lard June, opened
fca.56, closed $6.57!.
Live stock The Union stock yards report
the following prices: Hogs Market opened
moderately active, with light grades &10c
lower: other lots lOi&l ic lower, light grades,
t4.30a4.6O; rough packing, 4.ai(.2.r, mixed
lots, $4.ai4.ti; heavy packing and shipping
lota, I4.2534.4it. Cattle Market 10c lower;
beeves, f3.5ua4.45; cows, tl.ft.koJI.8S; stackers
and feeder. f2.4Jurii.NJ. 8heep Muttons,
fii.5034.6.1: Texana, 25c lower, f3.0U3&MI;
lamos. a.uijf.4 1 per head.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery, 16
1' per lb; daries in line, 1Q&13.. roll butter.
Sc. Eggs Strictly fresh, l'Jc per doa. Poultry-Live
chickens, msmc per lb; roosters,
6c; turkeys. Taws ducks. SGiSta. Potatoao
Choice Burbanks, per ha: Beauty of He-
oron. KXtCUio; mixed lota. sweet potatoes,
fl.75ia3.tM per bbL Apples Choicj greenings,
ta.5Uaa.75 per bbl; poor lots 7ucf,il.0U. htraw-bernea-
tl.l&5U per "4-qt. case.
, Nw York. June li
Wheat-Quiet; No. 2 red winter cash,
ffiHc; do July, 81sc; do August, 81o: do
September. B2Mc Corn Stoiuivr Xn k ml.l
cash, 444c; do Jun 41; do July, ac; do
w oia. uats yuiet; o. Z white
state, 2Vc; No. 2 mixed June, 4cr. do
July. 28Hc; do August, 2Hc Rye Dull.
Barley NominaL Pork -Dull; new mess,
i:U(4ia.6U. Lard-Closed strady; July, fe.96
bid; August, f 7,1(2 bid.
Live stock: Cattle-No change in prices;
native steers, f4.00&4.75 per no lbs; Texas do,
ta, 25(33.40; bu'ls and dry cows, fl.4O98.50.
Hheep and lambs Sheep, steady; t.&6.25
per 100 lbs; lambs, firmer and higher; fSJCSA
IM per luo lbs. Hogs-Dull feeling; nominal
value, t 5U4.90.
Hay Upland prairie, e8.00
f-'r-JjnMUiJ- new 7(8.00.
Hay-Wild, fO.0OQte jST
Tarnins 1 &e
Om 8ofi, : haid M.On
Cord Wood-Oak, f4.S5; Hickory, ta.
Straw to.00: haled S6.0U,
three legged alligator was shot the
other day near Albany, Ga. There was
no trace whatever of a fourth Isg.
Thursday and Fbiday,
Jnae 12. 13 and 14. ;
tSasM eaued at l-JO p. m.
f jftfriisiiiiiai intsawniiriiiii an'iimit . m
SPRING HAS GOME !
the pleasure of beautifying home with new pieces of-
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique.
-Xlr PABLOR SUlTEg
J0 WOrdS Can OO lUStlCe to
- IF1. CORDES,
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
has purchased the well-known
Fourth Ave. and Tenth Street,
and hopes to retain the custom of his predecessor
He will make a great effort to perpetuate the good name of tbis
Old Established Grocery
that it has always enjoyed by dealing only in the lst ooo.la
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
For Stoves and Refrigerators.
J. B. ZIMMER
btar Uiock, - 0pp. Harper House,
IS RECEIVING DAILY III3 STOCK OP
Spring and Summer Goods,
of the latest patterns. " Call and examine them and remem
ber that he makes his suits up In the latest styles.
HIS PRICES ARE LOW.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in all kinds of
ISTa floe lot of Childrea's Carrisges cheap. It will pay you to call More imtif i
No. 1006 Third Avenue.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
Lowest cash prices.
125 and 127 West Third St.,
the Novelties pvliihiul
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups, Gravies, Etc. ConTenient
for NURSES with boiling water a delicious HKEF TEA
Is instantly provided. INVALIDS nnd It appetizing,
giving tone to the WEAKEST STOMACH. Guaranteed to
be POKE BEEF ESSENCE. Put up In convenient pack
ages Of both SOLID AND FIXIO EXTRACTS.
BY DRUCCISTS AND CROCERS.
COMPLETE IN ALL
&)( catalogues address
J. O. DVNCAX.
Dana t. Iowa.
Call and compare stocks.
opp. Masonic Temple,