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THE HOCK TBEXTTD A "RHUS MONDAY, JULY 22, 1889.
THE DATTjY AHGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Monday. July 23. 1889.
THE LAST SERVICE.
Farewell Gathering in the
51. E.Chnrih.
First
Veaterday'a lmprrlve Observance
Appropriate ad latere! ins: Wer.
mom by Krv. Mr. Urn.
The service in the First M. E. church
yesterday both morning and evening,
were highly interesting and exceedingly
impressive. It was the last day io the
old church and special arrangements were
made for the occasion. The choir did
excellent service and the congregation
was certainly in the spirit of song. Both
morning and evening the congregations
were large. A peculiar solemnity pre
vailed and pervaded the familiar sur
rounding at the thought of worshipping
for the last time iu a place that was so
dear to so many hearts. The thought of
old veterans who ouce occupied the pews
and knelt at the altar, hut now on the
other side of the river, seemed to affect
the people much. There was no regular
sermon
IN THE MOKNINll,
hut remarks suitable to the occasion were
made by the pustnr, Mr. Gue, after
which the sacrament of the Lord's supper
was administered.
In the evening the sermon was impres
sive and was on the subject of "Last
Things." The text was 1st John, 2 IS.
"It io (tie Ust time."
Mr. One said: "I am standing for the
last time as a minister in this pulpit and
you are here in these pews for the last
time. Thirty.MX years have passed with
all their joys, griefs and achievements
since this house was built. It would be
a pleasure to take a retrospect of the days
gone by regarding the history of tbis
church and people, but I w ill not do this
as I can use the time to better advantage.
I wish to address you men Bnd women,
of business now. You are coming to
your last business day. Your life is a
routine, you go over the same order of
business day after day and year after
year; yet a day is not far distant which
may seem like all the other days, but
will lie entirely different; it will le your
last business day. Unknown and unex
pected by yourself, it will terminate all
your business engagements. If thiols
are wrong then they will stay wrong. It
is the last time. I remark again that
men are coming nearer to their last sinful
amusement."
"A dissipated life is soon over. The
machinery of life is so delicate that it
w ill not endure much trifling. Look into
that door, it is not safe to go farther.
There they sit; the debauchers fling the
dice and cards, the bloats empty the
glasses, and flaunting daughters of death
whirl themselves about in the dance.
With aome of them it is their last time.
Again men are coming near to their lust
Sabbath. The weeks seem to me like a
red sea tossing, tossing, am! the Sabbath
like a path cut through it where we can
walk, dry shod. You remember your
childhood Sabbaths, the li'tle church,
the ringing bell, the gathered friends,
and the minister plain and earnest.
With some of you it was a country
church, with others the church in the
city, and still others a church beyond the
sea. Somehow ever since then you loved
to have the Sunday come. This very
Sabbath may lie your ( losing day of rest.
If so you had better take a good look at
all this sacred place, and say
KAKEWEI.L PEW AND Pt'I.PIT,
and all ye worshippers; farewell song
and sermon, farewell christian Sabbath.
To all these scenes where 1 have rejoiced
and prayed, and wept, farewell, for
ever! It is the list time.
Again, we come near the last year of
our lile. The world is at least six thous
and years old. Sixty thousand years
may come; but our own closing earthly
year is not far off. There have been
many memorable years, but there will he
none more memorable to us. It will be
the year in which we li'bt our own hat
tie with the last enemy. The year in
which you were born, the year in which
you were married, the year in which you
began business for yourself, all of them
are of less importance than this last year
of your life.
Once more I remak, we are coming to
the last moment of our life. It is often
the most cheerful moment. The chris
tian generally meets death joyfully, but
that will be a dark moment to us if we
are unfitted for it. When we get to the
last few minutes of our lives there will
be no time left for anything. You niitrht
as well try to strike a match and get a
light on a ship's deck in the midxl of a
hurricane, as to prepare for eternity.
when the winds of death are in full
blast. It is a poor time to start to get
your house insured when the (lames are
bursting out of till the windows, and
it is a poor time to attempt
to prepare for death when the realities of
eternity are taking hold of us. I con
gratulate all christians here that as they
have come to the last Sabbath of the bis
tory of this old church, bo they are near
er the end of all their Borrows. Thank
Qod the path of tears has a terminus
Child of God, you are not far from the
last disappointment and last groan. To
many this subject should bring arousal
Khali not
THESE CLOSING MOMENTS
witness your reiientance? Shall not this
hour record your flight from sin? I
read that when the declaration of inde
pendence was being made in I'hiladelphia
and the people were anxious to know the
exact moment when the document was
completed, so they placed a roan at the
door of the hall when the delegates were
assembled and another man on the stairs
leading to the towers, and another man
with his hand on the rope of the bell
When the last signer bad affixed his
name the man at the door shouted "ring!1
and the man on the stairs heard it and
bouted "ring!" and the man with bis
band on the rope of the bell heard it and
Bounded tbe tidings over the city. If to
night, in tbe strength of Christ, you
would make your declaration of indepen
dance from the power of sin, there would
be great rejoicing in heaven. I would
cry upward to tbe angels in midair.
"ring!'' and they to those standing on the
battlements of heaven, "ring!" and those
on tbe battlements to the dwellers in tbe
temples and mansions, "ring!" and all
beaven would ring the news of a soul re
deemed.
Vigor and Vitality
Are quickly given to every part of the
body by Hood a Barsaparilla. That tired
feeling is entirely overcome. The blood
is purified, enriched, and vitalized, and
carries health instead of disease to every
organ. Tbe stomach is toned and
strengthened, tbe appetite restored. Tbe
kidneys and liver are roused and invig
orated. Tbe brain is refreshed, tbe mind
made clear and ready for work. Try it
'iffhts withBurglars.
One Officer and Two of the
Crooks Killed.
A PISTOL BATTLE AT MIDNIGHT.
Officer rnrauln- Kteapetl Criminal Fired
I'pon with Fatal Effect The Fire Ke
tnrned nil a Burglar Killed A flung
SurprUed In a Store tne Had dtixen
1 Cowardly and Atrocious Double
Murder F.ndii.ft- with Suicide Other
Deviltry.
Oi.svflani), O.. July 23. Two young
criminals -seapiHl from the county jail about
S: o'clock Saturday night. Tfny were
VV. A. .Smith, held for grand larceny, and
Richard N. Maicfiold, a borne-thief. Deputy
sheriff ami -licenien started on their trail,
and shortly after midnight two men iu a
buggy were overtaken by a detachment of
pursuers. Ilcvolvers were drawu, a score of
shots were exchanged, and Deputy Sheriff
(Mdxill, one of the beat erindnal officers
that ever served In the city, fell with a
wound that will probably prove fatal The
men In the buuey drove away.
The HugKT and a Dead Man.
Shortly aiferward the buggy was found
aliandoned with the body of a young man,
siipiHMe.) to be Smith, in it. Later it devel
op that it waa not Smith, and up to last
evening the body hail not been identified.
The police believe that the two young men in
the buggy were beDt on some unlawful mis
sion. The Fatal f 'oiiirldeiire.
The result of circumstances shows a pecu
liar coincidence. W'hiletheshcriff's posse was
looking for the escaped prisoners, a bus;gy
ooiitniiiiiig two men came along. A cry of
"hall" wan mml in the darkness, but instead
of stopping the men drew their revolvers and
coiumeiii-cd tiring. A pitched battle of a few
seconds' duration eiiMie.l, with Che result that
two men will lose their lives, one being dead,
and the other in a dying condition. A
burghir's ouitit ws afterward found in the
buggy, which hfid been deserted by the man
not wounded. The affair has caused quite a
sensation throughout the oily, but no clue to
the w heron bout? of the escaped prisoners had
been found at a late hour lust night.
Another Fneoiiiiter With ttiirglarft,
TlTCMVILLK, l'a., July 3(1. As Samuel
Del-Aiimter was passing &larsh & Rndle's
tore, at Tour.villu, at 8 o'clock Saturday
morning, burglars were noticed within and
the proprietors were promptly nolinVl. Mr.
Marsh, armisl with a revolver, and Radle
with a double-barreled shot gun, approached
tus store and throe of the burglars ran out.
lladle cried to the fugitives to halt, and when
they ciHitinue l to run, he put a loud of shot
into one of them.
The Other Karrel Did flood Work.
At this juncture another man jumped out
of a rear window. Mr. Itadle again cried
"halt," nni not being ntieyed fired the second
barrel. The load took effect between the
man's shoulders, morliilly wound ing him. A
priest waa sent for at the burglar's request,
to whom he confessed that his name was
James Mct'nen, resident at Lancaster, Pa.
I'rnlialdy a Notorious Criminal.
A deseript ion wan wired to tbe chief of
lohce at ljii.cii-.tcr from here Saturday, and
he telegraphed hack that the description cor
resuniled exactly w ith that of the notori
ous criminal, "Ijim-Bster Jim," a desperado
and fugitive from justice. The physicians
have given up all ho of the burglar's re
overy. An armed posse of men started In pursuit
of the rest of the gang, and have tracked
them as far as Little Cooley, a small hamlet
ten miles distant from Townvillo, and nine
teen miles from here.
HORRIBLE TRIPLE TRAGEDY.
A Discarded Hn.bnii,i Kills His Wife, Her
l-ather anil Himself.
Ci.Fvri.AM, 1., July Si At Edgerton,
O., yesterduy morning Hiram Hitadley, Jr.,
shot and killed his wife and her father, a
farmer named Newman, and then killed
himself. H mi I ley 'n wife hnd applied for a
divorce nn I wis living with her parents.
Hoadler lay in wait for his wife as she went
out to the l ai n to milk the cows and shot her
down. Newman, hearing the report, ran to
his daughter's nid and received a builet in
the breast.
Wanted a Third Victim.
Hoa Hey then went to the house and tried
to kill his mother-in-law, fulling in which tie
returned to the burn, lay down lieside bis
wife's body, and put a bullet in bis head. He
had three revolvers on his person, and it is
thought he intended to murder the entire
Newman tamilv.
Twt, -. Hwl ", U. "
CHICAGO, July !!. telegram from
Uulena, Ills., states that the women of that
town are in a fctate of terror over the doings
of a man who has lieeu called "Jack, the
Jrabler,'' an I who darts from places of con
cealment and gives his victims a regular
b-nr's hug und disitpears. Another scoun
drel is operating m Ih-troit and is called
"Jack, the ree'r." His scheme is to slip up
to windows ut night and watch the people go
to IhhJ. Neither have b'en arrest'!.
I.w Hit Mottling to Do with the Case.
New iki.fans. July 2i The Picayune's
icksburgh (Miss.) sjmx'IhI yesterday says:
"A despatch from Clinton, I.a., states that
three of the rive negroes who murdered
Prat irioti a few months ago, were captured
nt Keel r ver junction, drought to Clinton
tolu, mi. I will !c lynched to-night at the
file ol tle 1 1 1 1 1 r "
Slushed His Hull-Sister With an Ax.
Nrw IUvkn. Conn., July &.. Jamea
M irlowe 11 1 1 111 ke.1 his hulf-sisler, Mrs. Esther
Lyman, w ith 11 11 ax early yesterday morning,
because she n fusts 1 to lend 1 1 1 1 : some money.
ile cut her head omu urn I then lat and
kicked her so that she is not exp-cte l to live.
He gave himself up to the jsiliif.
Forty Kegistered letters Stolen.
M11.WAI KVF., Wis., July ,' A Ixild rol
Ix-ry was committed at the postollice during
the noon hour Saturday, but the olliciaU are
retii-eiit about giving any of the particulars.
A pneknge of alxuit forty registered letters
said to contain nluuit fM.lioi), was stolen
from the registry department.
Conspired to Swindle the Company.
IiAMinH, Me., July i Churl's H. (iilmnn
is under arrest, having confessed that he
conspired w itb some New York confidence
men whom he allowed to mli mill Imrn his
store Hi East tor with about ten days ago.
after he had plnccd a heavy insurance on the
tuck.
ltuii Dnl of Hi Own House.
Hakvili.1:, July 'Ji Sulurduy morning
Police I llli er Frank Kink returned home to
change his clothing when be discovered. Mike
Coiuior, tbe siiwrintenijnnt of the street car
line, concealed iu his wife's bed-room. Con
nor assaulted him, but Risk knocked him
Jown and then got bis revolver, sending
three shots after Conaor, who made a hasty
retreat through the rear door. Connor then
bad Kink arrested for assault with intent to
kill, and Risk gave bail.
ITma Making His Own Money.
FbankfohT, Ind., July 23. Saturday
John Willielin, a prominent young mer
chant of Foreat, thl county, was arrested
for counterfeiting. Moulds and other ap
pliances were found in his house and (10 in
the bogus money in hit, pockets. Ha is high
ly connected, his father being one of the rich
est men in the county.
BRANDED BY VACCINATION.
An Old Flan to Prevent Re-Enlistment of
Deserters to le Tried.
Warhinuto! Crrr, July 22. Army offi
cers are thinking of some way to prevent de
sertion, which of late seems to be on tbe in
crease. Iu order to prevent, if poasible, tbe
re-enlist m.tnt of men who have deserted
from tbe army three or four times, it is now
proposed to adopt an old custom that lor
uerly prevailed In the araiy. When a re
cruit now presents himself to the surgeon
and is passed, the doctor will proceed to vac
cinate him upon 1. certain portion of the
body, which will, of course, be known to the
army surgeons. 8h mid this man desert the
servh and present himself at some recruit
ing plaos under an stunted name, at it done
nearly every week, the fact that be is a de
serter from the army will be clearly estab
lished. tf" The 8 alt Trust.
Chicago, J uly 22. The Times this morn
ing print a double column advertisement of
the "North Ame-loan Salt Company,"
capital $11,000,000. The prospectus says
tbe object of the rapany is to acquire the
control of nearly all the salt properties on
tbe North America! continent, and which
embrace seven-eighths of the total annual
production, including 130 different works.
The purpose of the company, to the prospec
tus says, is to do away with wasteful sys
tems of production, manufacture and distri
bution, and return t' 10 owner a fair profit
while selling the salt at a reasonable price.
The salt trust is und mbtedly with us.
A Train 1xad of Food.
WnjnxGTOX, 111., July 3. Saturday was
made a glad day for the striking miners in
this coal field by the arrival of Congressman
Lawler and his relief train from Chicago.
The latter contained exactly fifty-two tons
of provisions. It was met in Braid
wood by about 2, KM) miners amid most
grateful and joyous demonstrations, ami at
Coal City and Bract ville the same interest
was manifested. A band accompanied
Messrs. Lawler and Cowdrey to the latter
named towns and bi ief speeches 'were made
by the distinguished visitors.
Presidential Appointments.
Washington Citt, July 2i Saturday
the president announced the following ap
pointments: M. M. Hurley, of Indiana,
third auditor of tbe treasury; James D.
Brady, of Virginia, Aterual revenue collec
tor for the second dutnet, that state; con
suls Evans Blake, of Illinois, at Crefeid:
Eugene O. Fecht, at Pedras Niogras; H. E.
Pugh, of Indiana, tit Newcastle, England;
postmasters Joseph (i. MePheeters, Bloom
ington, Ind. ; H. F. Bliss, Janesville, Wis.;
Oscar F. Tainple, Mtuston, Wis.
Eli C. Hornaday, of Indiana, has been ap
pointed a special tin ber agent.
Talmage at Ike Maxlnkukee.
LakeMaximcckie, Ind., July Si About
S0,Utl0 people yester Jay heard Rev. T. De
Witt Talmage's sermon at this place. The
railroad privileges were insufficient to ac
commodate the crowd, many people be
ing left at every stations on the roads
from Chicago, Indifcuapolis, St. Louis and
other points. The people came by fourteen
special trains, as well as by nteamhoats and
carriages. The prcher discoursed on
"How to Conquer tf.e Evils of this Life."
He also dedicated tho gr.-at amphitheater.
Fxamlninfr Su -geons Appointed.
Washington City, July ft!. The follow
ing named examining surgeons for the pen
sion office were appx inted Saturday : Frank
N. Gier, Hillsdale, Mich. ; B. f. Phillips,
Marinette, Wis.; I E. Kitchen, Albin Low
and John McCluskin, Albion, Ills. ; C. E.
Knapp, K. B. Aiorrion and Samuel E. Gil
lam, St Johns, Mica. ; F. A. Stubblefield,
G. W. Koss and E Armstrong, Carrollton,
Ills. ; C. B. Steiner, Ft Wayne, Ind.
A Drawback 01 Binding- Twine.
Washington City, July "Ji Acting Sec
retary Batcheller, cf the treasury depart
ment, has informed the collector at Boston
that a drawback at the same rate as the duty
paid on the merchaniise used in the manu
facture, less tbe usual retention of 10 per
centum, will be allowed on the exportation
of binder twine man jfactured wholly from
imported manilla he Tip and jute.
A Decision an t
o Timber Culture.
Washington Cit
V, July ii Secretary
Noble Saturday rei
taming the decision
dered an opinion sus
f Commissioner Sparks
that eight years mns
t elapse from the plant
ibllc lands to entitle an
ing of trees on the pi
entryment to a pa tea
ture law. He, how
t under tbe timber-cul-
ver, decides that tbe
oner Sparks does not
r to 1S7.
ruling of Com miss
affect cases filed prit
CommnnUt (.raves and Chicago Cyrano.
Paris, July ii V band of Positivists,
headed by Mrs, Bsant, visited I 'ere La
Chaise cemetery yesterday and decorated
the communist graves with wreaths; also
placed upon them grasses that bad leen
plucked from the Anarchist graves in
Chicago.
She Named Ceneral Rancoek.
RhaRON, Pa., July 22. Mrs. Mary Robins
aged HO years, die 1 yesterday. She was
never inside of a pest office or on a railroad
train during her life She had nursed Gen
eral Hancock when te was an infant
Will Nominate Bonlanger.
Paris, July 2i Vbe Marseilles Boulang-
ists have determined to nominate tbe general
an a candidate in lour cantons for the coun
cil geueral.
The Pultan's Contribution to Johnstown. I
Harrisburg, Fa , July 2i Governor
Beaver has received 10 sent by the sultan
of Turkey for the Is nefit of the Johnstown
sufferers.
A Michigan Official Dead.
Washington Cit?, July 22. The pension
oilier has been ad vis si of the death of John
A. Elder, of Michigan, a special examiner.
Kl-Ctor. Dewey Iead.
CaSsville. Wis., July 22. Ex-Gov. Nel-
n Ilewey died at 1 J o'clock Saturday night,
aged 75 years.
The Iron Chancellor II L
London, July 'Jfc. Late advices from
Berlin state that Prince BismarcE is ill, and
has telegraphed for bis physician.
Will Have to Default on Interest.
New Yokk, July iJ The continued de
cline in tbe bonds of the Columbus, Hocking
Valley and Toledo iailroad, which was ac
celerated Friday and Saturday, led bond
holders to preiiare for the worst, and at the
close of business Saturday it was announced
that the company would have to default on
the interest on tbs 6 per cent, bonds due
Sept 1, amounting to K).(KKI, and a re
ceiver will be appointed, Tbe interest due
Aug. 1, amounting to 140,00), will be paid.
President Shaw says that tbe bonds defaulted
upon are tS,OJ0,000 issued by the old manage
ment and for wh ich the road never got a
dollar. The holdei s will be called upon to
prove their rights in court.
Asylum Attendants Acquitted.
Chicago, July ii The jury Saturday
evening returned a '-erdict of not guilty in
tbe trial of Crogbon and Richardson, the
county insane asyl lm attendants, charged
with the murder of Robert Burns, an in
mate. The charge was originally nuu'.e by a
reporter of Tbe tim who got himself sent
to the asylum by simulating Insanity. While
there he claimed to have seen Burns brutally
kicked and maltreats! and so testified before
the grand jury. Tin jury was unanimous in
acquittal and took tut a short time to come
to a conclusion
Kill I or O'Brien Ileaten in Court.
Lonuon, July 22 The suit of William
O'Brien for liliel iigainst Lord Salisbury,
came to trial Saturday, and resulted in a
verdict in favor of 1ord Salisbury.
Mustn't Be Too Previous With the Oath.
' Washington Citt, July 22. Secretary
Windom bus waraer the custodian of public
buildings not to adn inister oaths of ofllce in
anticipation of appointment.
The Weather We May Kipecu
Wasbinotok Citi, July 22. Following are
the weather indications for thirty-nix hours
from 8 o'clock p. ru yesterday: For Iowa
fa r, coo.er weathrr, northwesterly winds.
For Indiana shower; warmer, followed by
cooler weat ter Tuestlay; variable winds. For
Michigan an I Wisconsin showers, followed
by clearing weather n Wisconsin: cooler, ex
cept stationary temperature In southeastern
portion of lower Michigan: variable winds, be
coming westerly. For II luois showers, fol
lowed by fair, warmer went tier in eastern
portion, no decided caange in temperature in
western portion; v arid hie wiurta. becoming
north westerly.
Wiped from tic Map.
The Destruction of Morristown,
West Virginia.
SIXTEEN VICTIMS OF THE FLOOD.
Mont of Them Woman and Children, In
cluding; Whole Families Property Losses
Foot l i Half a Million An Appeal for
Help Perilous Situation of a Steam
Barge's Crew of Ten Men on the Lake
A Steamboat Disaster Near Savannah.
Parkersburo, W. Va., July 2i News
has been received from all parts of Wood
and Wirt counties, and tbe allliction of tbe
deluge prove to be far worse than was at
first dreamed of. The county commissioners
estimate that the loss in this county alone
will roach 50u,Xa, . Nearly all of this is 011
the south side of tbe Little Kanawha river.
Farmers living on Lee creek, Clate creek,
K'g Tigart creek and Pond creek have lost
nearly all their posessions. A call for aid
will be made, as many families in this and
Wirt county are entirely without anything
on which to subsist.
The Devastation of Morristown.
A telephone message late last evening from
Elizabeth say the village of Morristown is
entirely destroyed. Eight dwelling houses,
two stores, the Baptist church, tobacco pack
ing house and other buildings are gone.
Sixteen Lives Lost.
Eight lives were lost on Tucker's creek.
Thc-y are Urville Went, wife and two chil
dren; John Bailey, Roy Kizt, his wife, and
one unknown person; John Hughes, his wife
and three children, living on the head of the
creek, were drowned. Other deaths were
Mrs. Isaac Uoliorts, Edward Boso, and Mi
Is ac Tucker all in this county.
I'navailinie Heroism.
Urville West, whose family were drowned,
made a heroic eff rt to save them. He
floated with them lour miles down Tucker's
creek trying to get them to shore, but they
were carried away from him. James Rob
erts, whose mother was drowned, tried to
save her by carrying her from a flouting
house to shore, but be fell and she was swept
away. He hail already saved two small
children.
HAD A NARROW ESCAPE.
A Steanibat-jre Hurnnl in the l ake Crew
ltarely kesrued Alive.
Soi th Haven, Mich., July ii The
steanibarge Joseph Farmaii, Captain JohnU.
Vosburg and crew of ten men, from Cleve
land, homeward Isjund from St. Joseph,
M ich. .where she had just discharged a cargo
of coal, took fire about 2 o'clock Saturday
afternoon when twenty miles off this point.
The fire raged fiercely and the lioat was de
stroyed in an imTedibly short time. The
crew were cut off by the rapid progress of
tne flames from communication with the
ship's boats ami had larely time to snatch
the hatch covers and some of the fenders
from the flames, aud hastily improvise rafts
on which to make their escape,
A Perilous Situation.
The rafts were so heavily freighted as to
sink the occupants waist deep in tbe lake, in
which condition they remained, drifting
about in a heavy sea swell until 8 o'clock
Saturday night, w hen they were rescued,
completely exhausted, by the steamer Glenu
and a crew of the life saving station here.
When rescued Capt. Vosburg was almost
lifeless from exhaustion and could not have
survived another half hour. The steam
barge was nearly new and cost $45,000.
A ltrldgetender's Criminal Carelemnena.
Savannah, Oa., July 20. The excursion
steamer St. Nicholas, having on board a party
of colored excursionists, came into collision
with a clsed draw-bridge over St. Augustine
creek four miles south of this city Saturday
night. The forward part of the steamer
was demolished. Te party on board num
herevl 500. Two women were killed out
right and thirty otiiers, men, women and
children injured. Some are believed to lie
fatally injured. Tbe aisMdent was caused
by the bridge-tender's carelessness. The
collision crushed the upper deck down, upou
the iasseiigers.
A Swimmer Kilted hv a Shark.
Jacksonville, Fla., July 22. Ed. Roe,
a young Englishman, while swimming in the
Cumberland sound yesterday with fifteen
other boys from Fernandina, was caught by
a shark which bit off the calf of one of
bis legs. Roe was taken into a toat at once,
but bled to death before medictl assistance
could be obtained. This is the first instance
known of a shark attacking a man 111 these
waters.
A Steamer Oter-Dtie.
Boston, July 22. Steamer Lorenzo P.
Baker, Captain Wiley, from Port Antonio,
Jamaica, for Boston, with fruit, July 10, was
due Wednesday last, but has not lieen
sighted. It is feared that au accident has
befallen her. The steamer Dithinarscbcn left
Hoet Antonio thirty hours later than the
cater anil arrived Here Krl.lny.
Chemical Oil Factory Iturned.
Jersey City, N. Y. July 22. At 2:15
Saturday atternoon nre started 111
Dodge & Olcott's essential anil
chemical oil factory at Morgan
and Washington streets. Tbe plant ami
stored chemicals were valued at $250,000
and are a totul loss. How much of this is cov
ered by insurance connot le ascertained.
Drowned While Swimming.
Qcinct, Mich., July 22 The first case of
drowning that is rememliered to have oc
furred in the lakes near this phve happened
rriday afternoon. Four loys were in bath
ing. Paul Bellew, aged IT, and E.lwin Vin
cent, aged 15, were drowned, and their bodies
were recovered the same eveuing.
An Aged Couple Cremated.
Potts ville. Pa., July 22. Michael Mc-
Orath and his wife, an aged couple, perished
in their burning dwelling near Trackville
Saturday night. The house was remote
from any other and help could not arrive in
time for the rescue of the inmates.
Over a Hundred Homes Iturned.
New York, July 21 Moses Weill's livery
stable, Nos. 3 M, 3ij and S East Eleventh
street, was burned at 4 o'clock Saturday
morning, with 125 hoises, fifty vehicles, a
quantity of food and other contents. Loss,
G0,tNI0.
Two Little Children Horned.
CoLmnus. O., July 22. Tommy Williams,
aged 5 years, and his sistr Agnes, aged 3, put
a lighted match in a cool oil can last evening.
An explosion folbswed, and the children
were so badly burned that they died in au
hour.
A Frightful Fall to Death.
Nkw York, July 2i Fred Tullier. aced
24 years, a waiter at the Hotel Uerlach, tell
down the elevator shaft from the uinth story
to the V icnieut, HO feet, Saturday, aud was
Killed.
Professor Hogan's Fatal Halloon Voyage.
New York, July 22. It is learned that
Inventor Campbell's air-ship is stored in
Taggart's warehouse in this city, and that
tbe air-ship in which Professor Hogan, of
Michigan, made the trial trip on Tuesday
last was one of his own invention, but that
he used Campbell's balloon. No word has
yet been received from the tn fortunate
aeronaut.
Havoc by the Cloud-Burnt Again.
Ijtica, N. Y., July 22. A cloud-burst
Friday evening partially destroys the
village of Newville, Herkimer county, doing
ju,mi oamage to crops and bridges.
Liberty of the Preas In Dancer.
Bt. Paul, Miun , July 22. The constitu
tionality of the John -Day Smith law, which
prohibits tbe publication of tbe details of
hangings, is to have its constitutionality
tested in the case of Allno-t Bulow, who was
hanged at Little Falls, Friday morning. It
is claimed that tbe law strikes at the liberty
of the press. y
AToor Debtor's Case
Ten fears of the Life of Her
man Chapman.
FROM "PEN" TO DEBTOR'S PRISON.
Charg'il with Einbeczlenient and Ac
quitted He Serves Seven Years in Pen
itentiary for Perjury and l'ion Ills He
lease Is Practically Imprisoned for Life
nn a Poor Debtor Hln Devoted Wife's
Persistent and Effective Work A Suit
for 50,00O.
Chicago, July 22. A suit was entered in
the circuit conrt in this city Saturday in
which Herman U. Chapman is plaintiff, and
the United States Express company, Thos.
B. Piatt and other directors of the compauy,
defendants, the suit being for trespass and
the damages put at $50,000. The begin
ning of this suit is the stspielone of the most
remarkable cases on record in the operation
of the poor debtor law in this state, and if
the suit goes to suit him. Chapman will ob
tain some redress for tn years whose start
ling incidents seem more like the details of
an intricate plot of romance than the hap-
Iienings of real life.
Tried for Itobhery and Perjury.
In ls7Hor 1S70 Chapman was an employe
of the United Statea Express company at La
Salle, IIL It was a part of bis duty to de
liver express packages t the consignees.
One day a package cunio containing $14,000.
This was given to him to deliver to the zinc
works and from that time all traces of it
was lost. Chapman claimed that he was set
upon and roblie.l on his way to the zinc
works. The oomiMiny clained that he stole
the package. Ho was indicted for einliezzle
ment nn'il tried in the La Nalla county cir-
uit court. On the trial he testified in his
own b'hiilf and the jury acquitted him. He
was sim afterward inilictd for erjury al
leged to have boen committed when testify
ing in the embezzlement case. On this in
dictment he was convicted and sentenced to
seven years in the jenitentiary.
Iiiilenient in a Civil Suit.
Meanwhile the express Compniiv liegan a
civil suit in the United Slate, circuit court
for the recovery of the money.. March 27,
1.S0, the case was tried by n jury and a
judgment for $U,HOO together with $:i.55
costs was recovered, but t'hapnmii's possess
ions did not near nvet the judgment, amount
ing only to a few hundred doll.irs. At the
trial of this suit neither Chapman nor his
attorney were present, as the record shows.
Chapman was at. that time in the peni
tentiary. A special writ of capias ad satis
faciendum was sued out. Armed with this
writ Deputy United States Marshal U. D.
Sherman went to Joliet, Oct 1, lss, I lie day
Chapman's term in the penitentiary expire,!,
and arrcstisl him as he stcpiied out of the
warden s office after his discharge. He was
brought to Chicago ami lodged in the debtors'
lepartment of the county jiil, under the
"poor debtors' " law.
Amounted to Life Imprisonment.
Chapman was being c. inducted to what
then appeared a life sentence in jail. The
debt was $14. Oil". 55. He w.-is allowed $1.50
on this for every day he spent in j iil Hut
on the other baud the debt was drawing
interest nt the rntf of (1 per cent,, or $sJ0 per
year. At this rate the longer he staid in jail
the longer he would have to. Ho seemed to
think this way himself, for his efforts to get
out by writ of habeas corpus were innumer
able. Every United States circuit or district
judge who held court in Chicago was applied
to, but without avail.
His Wife's Persistent Devotion.
In all his troubles his wife remained
devoted to him. She exhausted every effort
in his behalf, r inally she came to the con
clusion that if the judges couldn't let him
out because of the law she would try to have
the law changed. She set to work with this
end in view. She besieged the legislature at
the session of INST. She got everybody who
had any influence interesiod 111 her husband's
case. She got Mrs. Judo Tuley intorested
aud then she got the judge interested. She
interested the oman s club and other or
ganizations. At last the Ugislature acted.
and enacted a statute providing that persons
held in custody on capias ad satisfaciendum
should not lie held longer than six months
after turning over all their property, not
exempt, to the creditor. This law went into
effect July 1, IsVI, and that day Chapman
was released.
A Mandate from the Supreme Court.
Chapman had taken an appeal from the
$14,000 judgment in the circuit court to the
supreme court of the United States. That
lly moves slowly, but Chapman waited.
Friday the supreme court issued n mandate
to the clerk of the United Slates circuit
court, setting aside the judgment and re
serving a motion to dismiss the caso for
fu ure argument. till t lie judgment cone
the capias w hich was issued on it falls to the
ground, and it looks like Chapman's nearlv
three years m the county j-nl were years of
false imprisonment.
Always On Hand With That :t. SO.
Tlie .xirtw. CHiunr wim mrvful L., .-..i.,-
ply with every provision of the law in order
to keep him in j 11L Among other provisions
of the law is one requiring the creditor to
pay $3.50 for the debtors' Uard "weekly in
advance." This hr.s been construed very
strictly by the courts iu the interest of per
sonal lilierty, and it has 1 ecu held that il can
only be paid f.r one week at a time, and that
on the very day it is due, ay meiit on any
other day lefore or after not lading allowa
ble. Chapman's hoard fell due Tuesday, aud
Tuesday of every week for nearly throe
years the amount was paid. The exprej-s
company had a I my wlnso duty it was to see
that it was paid, and nearly every Tuesday
morning during this peril! thst boy was
waitins in the sheriffs office to pay the $3.50
when Chief IV uty (.ilcason urrived to open
the ofti'-e.
A l.ong Ijmip thnt Doesn't Turn.
Chapman bus suffered lieyoud the lot of
mos men, but the devotion of his wife and
her activity in pressing for his rights have
at last borne fruit ami Chapman uiny now
not only enjoy liberty but recover a hand
some sum in redress of grievances. Tin
has brought other changes to the actors in
this drama. Ashliel II. Harney, the rresi
dent of the company, in w hose name the
original suit was brought, is dead; "Loti-;"
Jones, although made a defendant to the
suit brought Saturday, is no longer United
States marshal for the northern district of
Illinois, and Morrisou R. Waito, who, as
chief justice of the supreme court of the
United States, signed tbe writ that kept
Chapman hx'ked up, is no.more.
The President's Movements.
Washington Citv, July 22. Tbe presi
dent and Mrs. Harrison weut again to Deer
Park Saturday afternoon, where they will
remain f ir about two weeks. The president
will then return lo Washington, and after
spending a few" days here will join Secretary
lilaine at tinr harbor, remaining there per
haps a fortnight.
The Prenidcut's Instruct ions to Mr. Jarrett.
London, July 22. The liirmingham
Times prints au interview with Mr. J arret t.
tbe American consul at Birmingham, iu
which that gentlemen declares that tbe last
instructions which President Harrison gave
him prior to bis departure for his post, were
to be sure to embrace every opportunity to
remove the impression that Americans dis
like England, or wish to be on any but the
most cordial terms with the English people
Tbe interview contains much talk of the
same sort
Going to rtillre Niagara Falls.
Buffalo, N. T., July ?J. The obtaiuing
of permission from the Ontario government
by CoL Hamilton's Hydraulic Electric com
pany to utlliz.) the power of the Horseshoe
falls on the Canadian side is the talk of the
city. CoL Hamilton's scheme received the
u i ii j ...
umu suouiner in iuis section wtien be was
agitating it and endeavoring to obtain from
the state legislature the right to use the
American falls. Ex-Governor Cornell is said
to have $100,000 invested in the scheme.
California sent 3,500,000 pounds of
none j to Europe last year.
SPRING HAS GOME !
and with it the pleasure of beautifying home with new pieces of-
i vrnovE m '
I Lace Curtain Stretchers'
cut an roLOoia rsAMK.
Will Save yon Money. Time and Labor.
FVFKV llotTSEKEFI'EK HOLLO llAVS Uf. j
auy luUy ma operate them.
For Sale Ey
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PflMTlVTP ! New Crcation in the Amusement Line !
UU1U11N U ! ROCK ISLAND. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
At Landing on the River, TWO DAYS at 1 and 7 p. m. daily.
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MUSEUM, EXHIBITION OF WONDERS AND GRAND OPERA HOUSE.
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MrsKUM Opkst at 1 and 7 p. m. Grand Opera Housk at 8 p m
Admission 50 Cents. Children under 12 Years 25 Cents. prauiat change of Program a, every performance.
THE SPORTINQ SUMMARY.
Standing and Scores of Ihe Hate Kallists
Thoroughbred IotngA.
Chicauo, July 2i The club in the Na
tional Iwise ball lague bold the same posi
tions now that they did at the last report.
Chicago managed to give the Bean-Eaters a
coat of whitewash Saturday. Ann is get
ting rid of some of his men. Kiturday he
released Kwck and Nominers -the former
IxH-ause though a good pitcher be doesn't do
vU in the field, and the latter b cause he is
not up to tiie mark generally in a first -class
club. The stan ling of the clubs is given be
I
low:
National liurue.
lMnvert Wen.
M 411
Lost. Pr. et.
-li f.51
J4 .nor.
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:i7 .471
4.' Ml
4:1 s.,7
4 1 317
Pitvton
.New York
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rh:.tt.1elehi.i
I'h teat?"
riti-tnirtf
titlianaiMtli.
Wa-ihiUKton
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Western. Wen. l.ort. P r. American. Won. 1xt P.c.
omntia 4. l: 7'V M. I.oui. . c. 2 .:7S
St. Paul . 44 2.' .OOHHnu.klvn .4ii 27 .080
Min'aeolio M .12 ...i . Atlih-n.-... 4" :io .?7i
ui l itr:l St .7; Baltimore. 40 H2 ..V.4
lnver .to " .4i;i Inrtmint! 41 34 ..'4ri
lK-..M..ine-2i: 3.; .4ln h:m. itv:ll 42 .424
St. J.i-eph 2"i :ut .4 "".. Inn. Uil. 2S 47 J73
SlllaukeJ2 43 1.lt. !...1H-Ville 17 !W .226
Saturday's sores m Ihe ly-;igtie were ac
follows: At Boston T5.wton 0, Chicago 5;
at New York New York (, ludianapolis .V
at n sshinuMi Y ashington 4, tie vein ud 5;
at Philadelphia (first game), Philadelphia 4,
1 ittsliurg o ten inning; (second g4mei.
I'hiladelphia Hi, Tittshurg 1.
American asS'ioiation. Saturday: At
Columbus Columbus -I, Baltimore Vt welve
o.....,K; t. n.kiv Brooklyn Athletic
" . iiiviiiuau v iMi'iiiuaii l, iotiis o;
at Imirille Louisville-Kansas City, no
game ram. SundaY: At Columbus
Baltimore Columbus 1. at Lnusville
Louisville!). Kansas City 1; at Cincinnati
Cincinnati 10, St. L mis 1; at Brooklyn
Br.s.klvii S. Athletic (1.
Western league, Siiturdav; at Minneapolis
MiuiicniKilis ., Milwaukee .": at Lies Moines
lies Moines S, St. Taiil .l ten innings; at
St. Joseph St. Joseph T, Ilenrer 2; at Sioux
City Sinus City 4. liiinh 5. Sunday: at
St. Joseph St. Joseph 11, Denver 0; at
Sioux lity Sioux City S, Omaha 7; St.
1 aul-Minneaivolis trnme cnlU.l nt end nf
fourth ilium.'; rain ; score, Su Paul 1, Min
neapolis 4.
Close r Washington Park K-c.
Clllt'AiiO, July Zl Saturday wns the
closing day of the nice meeting at Washing
ton Park. The winning horses were: Blar
ney Stone, ?4 mile, 1:1s; BriiUelight, 1 mile.
1:44V,; lVnn l'., t mile. l:.rHla; Pat Iono
van, 1B mile, i:!.; BIMso-., 1 1-ltj miles,
1:51; (iuondes, 1 1-IC. miles, 1:M Y.
New Yokk, July ?J The races at Mon
mouth Park Saturday were won by the fol
lowing horses; Fitzroy, ' nuie, -ltlT';
Starlight. ?4 mile, 1:-1; Biggonitette. 1 mile,
1:47; Loiigslreet, 1 miles, 2:.V;'V; Firenxi,
1.4 ; miles, J: i;',; Miracle, mile, 1::S5; B.iu-cliK-he,
1 mile, 1:47.
The Strangle? Inwn an Kiiclishincn.
MiLWAt'KF.K, Wis., July 2 . The Athletic
Base llall park was the scene of a catch -as-catch-can
wrestling niaich yesterday lie
tween Evau Lewis, the "Strangler," and
Charles tlieen, heavyweight ciiamnion of
England. The "Strangler" laid out the
Englishman in three straight rounds, getting
two points down in the tirst in two minutes.
In the second bout he worked one hour and
three minutes to down the English champion,
and iu the third be downed him in time
minutes.
Dane ltU If .l.
Boston, July 2-'. The Boston Base Ball
club has sold the release of Pitcher William
Sowdexs to the Pittsburg club. The Boston
club offered the Indianapolis club a money
consideration or two of iu players for the
release of Ca. (ilasscock. The reply re
ceived was that Glasscock woul I uot be re
leased under any circumstances.
The Pugilists.
Kiw York, July 2:1 Charley Mitchell
left this city by the Etruria Saturday for
Eugland and says be has bad enough of this
country. Sullivan is staying quietly at the
Yauderbilt hotel.
Inaists that Klaiae Will RiKii.
Washington Citt, July 22. The Sunday
Herald says: "As regards Mr. Blaine's
resignation, no donbt exists in tbe minds of
thgse best informed that he will give up his
portfolio on or about October proximo."
Tbe Herald also says that there is no doubt
that the most cordial relations exist between
the president and Blaiue as to matters con
nected with the latter' department.
BEDROOM SUITES:
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique.
-IUST PARLOB SUITES:
No words ran do justice to the Novelties exhibited.
COHDES
and Distinct Shows in One.-
,ne u"9 ' eilublliou. Leaded hy
llSSJZSr
W. B. BARKER,
has purchased the well-known
Wagner Grocery
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 this
Old Established Grocery
it has always enjoyed by dealing only in the best cn
-that :
AT THE LOWEST TRICES.
1 FISHER I
REFRIGERATOR
IS THE BEST,
and if you are wise you will buy no other. There is nothing
good in any other make but has been stolen from it.
Hardwood Finish and Bronze Trimmings, honest
goods in every way.
tSPSoLD ONLY BY
JOHN T. NOFTSKER.
T . COMPLETE IN ALL
uavenpon -departments.-
Business College. fmcncan,
Davespobt. Iowa.
A. J. SjYI ITH & SOIST,
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Furniture,
Carpets,
Drapery,
Wood Mantles,
Tiles and Grates.
Call, Compare Stock and
Prices.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 West Third Street,
Opp. Masonic Temple.
DAVENPORT, IOWA.

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