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TILE BOCK: ISIjAN1 AUG US, WEDNESDAY, JUL.Y 31, IBH9.
THE DAILY AltGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Wednesday. Jilt 31, 1889.
Senator Barbocr. of Virginia, whi is
Also chairman of the democratic state
committee, has been interviewed on the
political condition of that Bttte. Fie says:
"Virginia is naturally democratic. It is
too early to ou'linc the issue on which
the battle will be fought, but I presume
Mahone will make the high protective
tariff his rallying cry. I do not know how
much of a figure Langston. the negro
would be congressman will cut. lie hates
Mahone enough to give liim trouble if he
can, but he may be bought off with a
good ofllce by the administration before
the campaign opens. The campaign will
excite national inn-rot because the re
publican national committee propose to
aid their party w ith money and speakers.
I cannot name the di-mocrtic nominee,
but. whoever he is. he will le lhe next
governor of Vircinia."
Thf. cne of the rlrrk in the sixth aud
itor's office who propoM-s to mnke a ficht
sgainst removal for purely partisan
reasons wiil attract wide attention. If he
should win in this struggle ib'i whole sub-jt-c-t
of civil service reform would le
broadened out 1m yon. 1 the conception of
its most sanguine agitators. The prece
dents, positive and negative, are probably
against the clerk, but it does not follow
from that thnt the law has ever been
properly construed. Common sense cer
tainly dictates that a system designed to
restrict the service of the government to
worthy persons should make some pro
vision also for keeping them in place after
thev have been chosen. Otherwise it is
in the power of the partisan chief at any
time to defeat the highest aim of the civil
service rules by ninking removals and
fresh requisitions steadily until he has
filled up his office with the subordinates
he wants there for political purposes.
Whatever may come of the present case
it is to the interest of the public to have
all Its issues thuroughly sifted and passed
tmte a Kit Hixjccr.
Since the subject of consolidation has
leen agitated there have been boasts
made in Moline of the rapid advance
ment that city was making on Rock
Island in point of population, and the as
sertion has been made that Rock Inland
is annoyed because Moline is getting to
be nearly as big. The subject is hardly
worth arguing, and a simple reference to
official records shows the folly of the as
sertion out f'f which our eastern suburb
is taking so much consolation upon it
self. The annual report of the school
trustees, which includes the school cen
sus of the two cities jut made, furnish
es interesting and irrefutable proof. It
shows that there are in the city of Mo
line at the present time 3.S43 children
under 21; in Rick I-land 6.015. while
within the school age between six and
twenty-one years there are in Moline 2.
59 children, in Rock Island 4.101 a
difference of about two to one in favor
of Rock Island. Anil this is the ratio of
population: so we are quite a bit big
ger than our over-ambitious suburb yet.
Labor lay .
The committee in charge of the ar
rangements for the labor day arrange
ments in Rock Island are solicitous that
all factories anil business houses suspend
on that day Monday. Sept. 2 to allow
their employes the freedom of the occa
sion. In many of the eastern states
the day is regarded as a legal holiday and
the right of the workiiigmaQ to have one
day in the week for his exclusive use rec
ognized. This is perfectly right and
proper, and the results of such obser
vances cannot be more pleasurable to the
workingmen than profitable to their em
ployers. The request of the committee
should be generally complied w ith.
I niform Kant.
At Rockford yesterday occurred the
election of field officers for the Fifth
regiment, Uniform Rank, Knights of Py
thias. Bir Knight Captain Cleaveland
represented Rock Island division. The
delegates were met at the depot by a re
ception committee and driven over the
city, after which an elaborate dinner was
served in the Knights of Pythias hall.
The election of officers resulted as fol
Lieut. Col .T. W. lUnlett. R x kford.
Major Cant. Frank Lobr, Freeport.
Surgeon Dr. A. F. Cummings, Rock-
It oe k l-laiid llouae ( limise.
Tomorrow the lease of W. H. it J. F.
Muoger of the Rock Island house prem
ises expires, those gentlemen having been
in possession four years and four months,
and the Negus heirs have arranged to
take possession and will conduct it from
this on unless a suitable lessee is secured
The hotel will continue just as it has been
with the same ttliricnt force employed.
It is on a good paying basis yielding
abundantly satisfactory revenue.
Iteatness Can't be Cared
bv local application, as they can not
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure deafness
and that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused by an inflamed con
dition of the mucus lining of tbe Eustach
ian tube. When this tube gets inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or imperfect
hearing, and when it is entirely closed
deafness is the result, and unless the in
flammation can be taken out and this
tube restored to its normal condition
bearing will be destroyed forever; nine
cases out of ten are caused by -catarrh
which is nothing but an inflamed condi
tion of the mucus surfaces.
We will give one hundred dollars for
ny case of deafness (caused by catarrh)
that we can not cure by taking 11 all's
Catarrh Cure. Hend for circulars, free.
F. J. CnENKY & Co.. Toledo. O.
CrJSold by druggists, 75c.
It Won't Rake Bread. In other
words. Hood's Hiirsanarilla will not do
impossibilities. Its proprietors tell
plainly what it has done, submit proofs
from sources of unquestioned reliability
and ask you frankly if you are suffering
from any disease or affection caused or
promoted by impure blood or low state
of the system, to try Hood s tiarsaparilla.
The experience of others is sufficient as
surance that you will not be disappointed
in the result
Roosevelt and llatton.
They Exchange a Few Very
THEODORE COMMENTS OH FRANK,
And tho Latter Iirpllr In an Editorial
A fUrnlflmnt " fanning Remark Th
riMlmutrr General ami lr. Green
Chara-m Aalt m Teea-ory OfHrial
WahinStjn Territory loillnn Commit
ting Depredation McKlulejr and the
Kteakerhip National Capital Notea.
Washixotox Citt, July 31. Ovil Serv
ice Commissioner Roueevelt yesterday, in
commenting on the apparently systematic
nd continuous attacks on the civil service
law by Tho Washington Poat, said: '-I had
as lief enter into a diccussioo witb Richard
K. Fox a to the moral justification of priie
fiMhtinK as to .liM-usa Ui merits of th civil
rvi-e law witb a spoilsman like Frank Hat
ton. O. the two the spoils system is the most
inohle and degrading."
The Post, in an editorial commenting on
the above, says: The I'ret in quite willing
that the young ''banged (and still to be
ban;el un) disciple of a counterfeit re
form should make choice of associates
beMl fitted to his personal and intellectual
tatos. lnhing New York sports of high
degree always show a fond nets for the fol
lowers of Uichard K. Vox. We have not a
dm It that the preat cause of civil service re
form, which "Then" is wet -nursing, was
negl.-cted entirely during the progress of
the recent Siilhvan-Kilrain null, while the
Fifth av Mine sport wns devoting his time to
reading thi" reports of the same.
The Uw Hepeatedly Violated.
IVirounot know, Mr. Theodore Roose
velt, that the civil servi.-e law has hoen re-pent.-dly
violated as The Tost has charged
by the promotion of men and women in the
departments from positions, to which they
were appointed without having passed the
civil service examination, to places in the
classified It-1, which the law says shall only
he filled by requistiions on your sham com
missi, ii f
A ( hallenge to Ret.
You cannot get into a personal controversy
with Mr. Mutton unless you grow unhappy
without such a controversy. In that event
The IVwt will endeavor to accommo. late you.
It never likes to see ita admirers unhappy.
It will, however, make a passing remark,
and that is that you, as a commissioner of
reform, have received more money from the
government, aside from your salary, during
the three inont lis you have held office than
"-poU-mmr Hattoii did during his entire
connection with tbe public service. In the
I vernacular f'f your frieud, Richard K. Fox,
.lo y iu IL!
That letter to Mayor Sexton.
AVashingion City, July el. Inquiry was
made at the state department yesterday
whether or not any action would 1 taken
upon tbe report from lullin that tbe letter
written by I'resident Harrison to Lord
Ma3-or Sexton, of that city, acknowledging
fie receipt of a message convey
ing r lut ions of sympathy with the
sufferers by tbe Johnstown flood, had been
ojiened in trans. L One of the officials said it
was not probable tiiat any action would be
taken mile- the matter was brought to the
attention of the department officially, which
ha 1 not leen done. It often happened that
seals were broken in transit, and it might be
that an accident bad caused tbe suspicion of
tampering ill the case.
An Indian Scare In Washington Territory.
WAsniNoTos City, July 3L Gon. Seho
fleld Las directed tbe commanding general.
division of the Pacific to, take such action as
may lie necessary after investigating the
facts contained in a telegram received from
tbe interior department dated Cahspoll.
Stevens couuty, W. T., July 25. l-vj'.t, and
addressed to 'Cole, Indian agent. Fort Spo
kane, W. T. , as follows: Tbe Indians have
burnt eiht square miles of hay land and
threaten the lives of tbe settlers. Many of
the settlers are guarding their hay stacks
and dwellings. Tbe settlers have signed a
petition requesting a company of soldiers to
te sent them to protect their property and
pcrhujis their lives.
MrKinlev Confident of the Speakership.
Wabhinoto Citt. July SI. Representa
tive MrKlnley is at tbe Ebbitt He has been
at a little summer resort in l'ennsvlvania.
and ran over here on some private business,
be says. He is very confident of being
chosen speaker of the next house when it
meets, but says he has tieen paying no atten
tion to public affairs. He says be has not
bad uny but bis own local aper for nearly
three weeks. For a month more he is goine
to rest, and then he w ill go home and take
an active Ktrt in the Ohio campaign.
KmuIM of Indian Kdoration.
Washington City, July 31. Miss Alice
C Fletcher, special Indian agent for the al
lotment of lands, now at work among the
Nei-Perees Indians in Idaho, writes to the
commissioner of Indian a flairs. I oar mi? tes
timony to the great good accomplished by
edurnting Indian children in the schools in
tbe ens-t. Sne says their influence with the
oiler Indians will lie productive of immense
iMntfit to both white and red men.
It ananiaker aud the 4,reen Ietter.
WashinuTosCiTt", July Postmaster
fieneral Wanamaker returned from Cape
May yesterday afternoon. He said that Mr.
Jreen's letter in regard to the telegraphic
government rate controversy was a reply to
one he had written. He had seen it several
days ago. He did not at this time desire to
make uny reply, uud perhaps would not in
Indianapolis Civil Service Bord.
Wakhisutoji Citt, July 30. The civil
s -rvioe rnnuiii-wion has increased the mem
bef-ship of the local examining board of
the Indiannpolis, Ind. , poHtolli -e from three
to five members, and has apointed an out
sider as one of the additioual members. V .
V. Fishback, of I n I inn a iol is, has been degig
nated us the outside nienilier of tbe board.
Charged with Pension Crookedness.
Wakhijsiitos Citt, July 31. Col. Jobn
B. Hussey, of North Carolina, chief of the
pension division, third auditor's office.
treasure detriment is charged with having
made fraudulent use of the tiles of that
oflice. Col. H iiMsey, who is now on a sick
bod, denies the charge in toto.
New Itanks Authorised.
Washington Citt, July 31. Tbe comp
troller of the currency has authorised the
First National bank, of Brunswick, Ma
capital $"i0.n00, and the People's National
bank, of I nver, Colo., capital l'J00,0O0, to
A dreadful earthquake has occurred on the
island of Kiu-Siou, Japan. A town was de
stroyed and a great number of people per
No Syndicate of Ship Builders.
Philadelphia, July .31. Theodore Cramp
says there is no foundation for tbe story
that his firm and other ship builders have
formed a syndicate to control the ship build
ing interests of tbe country. Henry Cramp,
who is now in California, ia on a pleasure
Mission Runners Killed by Natives.
London. July 81. A report comes from
Zanzibar that three French mission run
ners have Iwen killed by natives at Baga
moyo. l he Germans are preparing to at
tack the insurgents, and hostilities will be
A White MlsalMlitplan Lynched.
Meridian, Miss., July 31. Tom Talbot,
white man, 22 years old, was lynched yes
ten in y in Kemper county by about sixty
men, for an outrageous assault upon a 14-
year-old white girl.
The Negro Slugger Knocked Down.
IttTFALO, N. Y., July 31. Jackson, the
colored pugilist, was knocked down in the
corridor of the Tlfft house yasteiytay by Jbrn
Liees, one or tae puguisu kn bus company,
during a quarrel over wages.
CHURCH!LL'S WISH SCHEME.
Be Advocate the Tenant Pnrchase Idea
on a La ve Seale.
LOKDOH, July SL Liord Randolph Church
ill addressed a meeting of Conservative at
Birmingham last eventnar, and spoke at
length on the condition of Ireland, giving
his views of what rea ediee should be applied.
As a first solution of the problem he advo
cated an imperial loar. of 100,000,000, the
proceeds of which, un tor proper restrictions
and guarantees, should be banded over to
tenants with which to purchase their hold
ings, such local bodief as controlled the rates
and collected the rsvenuea becoming se
curity for tbe repay r lent of the money and
This scheme, he Bad, was not only con
sistent with imperial unity, but necessitated
Ireland's remaining w 1th a representation lu
the imperial parliament He thought that
thia solution ol the question would be satis
factory to Irishmen a ad that England would
hail it as a happy closa to struggle of cen
turies with the Irish race.
Kadicad Propositions Advanced.
In a speech at Walsall, Churchill advo
cated several very radical propositions,
which include the abrogation of the
right to bequeath lan dand the pur
chase of property for the erection
of model dwellings for workmen by the gov
ernment. He also faeared local option as to
the sale of liquor and declared in favor of
government regulation of the hours of labor.
His utterances have caused much comment
among all parties.
A MYSTERIOUS MARRIAGE.
Columbus. Iod. , Has a . Matrimonial
CoLVMnrs, Ind., July 31. A prepossessing
young woman in the guise of a book agent
appeared at Franklin a few days ago, and
iminediatsly sought tlie presence of lr. Hall,
a prominent physician and worker in religi
ous matters. The o nsultation ended in the
two enteiiug a carriage and being driven to
the home of a young man named K lmunds.
whostmds high in the community, where
nother long private talk was had with that
Married and Disappeared.
Edmunds then accompanied the couple to
Shelhyville, where a marriage license ra
procured, and the g rl book agent and Ed
munds were at once married. TJie bride is
nown never to have met her husband 1 e-
ore, and immediately after the ceremony
left for Green-burg. Young K imunds has
left the country, and no trace of them can be
found. Dr. Hall refuses to explain the mys
The ltase Hall flayer.
ChicaOo, July 81. The scores made by
the league lose ball clubs yesterday were as
follows: At Pittsburg Pittsburg 1, Chicago
at Washington City Washington 5, New
York 1 ; at B.wton lloston IS, l'hiladelpliia
0 ei;;ht innings, darkness; at Cleveland
leveland 1, Indiana) olis i
American association: At Baltimore
Baltimore 5, Kansas City 2; at Cincinnati
Cincinnati :i, Columbus 4; Brooklyn-Louisville
and Athletic-S t. Louis games post
W estern league: At Omaha Omaha 15,
Des Moines 4; at SL Paul St. Taul i. St
Joseph 3; at Minn -'polls Sioux City 11,
Minneapolis 0; at Milwaukee Milwaukee
4, Denver li
M. K. Klllii.es Keeppear.
Pes Moines, Ia., July 31. M E. Rillings,
who disap)eared frotn tary, P. T., AS'ednes-
day hv-t while in tbe custody of officers and
under lhe charge of ierjury, was iu this citv
last night. He registered at one of the ho
tels, took supper, but did not take a room.
After settling for his supper he disappeared.
aud all efforts of th reporters to find him
have proved futile. It is suppt sed be took
an early train out of town. When settling
his bil! he remarked to the clerk that he
might return for a room. Not up to mid
night had be come, ba.'k.
Kelief Sent to Streator Miners.
Chicago, July 31. Tbe third relief tram
of provisions left town last night. The first
train was sent to the BraiJwood district, the
second to Spring Vol ey an 1 tbe third last
evening to the f-treat or district. At Streator
it is claimed there lire nearly f.,inXi people,
miners and their f imihes, suffering from
lack of food, and de-titute of every sort of
domestic supplies. Lst night's train con
sisted of three compb tely filled cars convey
ing provisions, tbe value of which, estimated
at wholesale, was not less than l,i"OU.
Horrible Brmallty to a Mule.
Indianapolis, lid., July SI. John
Morguson. John Fer uson and William Pay
were engaged with a thrasher at Broad
Ripple last Saturday. One of the mules used
for moving the machine was very balky.
Continual urging male the beast more stub
born tbau ever, and they then tied a rope
around its tongue to lead it along. The
animal still refused to go, and the men ac
tually pulled its tong je out of its mouth in
tbe effort to force it tlong. They have been
fceeni to Have Skipped with IVter.
LiSAI.lJt. Ilia.. July BL Mrs. Olson left
this city July S, accompanied by br two
children, aged 11 and n years. Her husband
knew nothing of ber intended departure, and
so far as known there bad been no trouble in
the family. They kept several boarders.
among them being ore Peter Lindgrea. Hi
left uneipecwslly July , the day previous to
tbe departure of the andlady.
Cronln Murder Suspect Hurke.
Chicago, July M. A telegram from
Winnipeg, Man., says that in the habeas
corpus proceed ings tor tbe release of Martin
Burke, theCronin mi u-der suspect held there.
tbe full court yestercay indorsed tbe finding
of Judge Bain, and crdered tbe surrender of
tbe prisoner to the Chicago authorities. It
will take about ten diys to comple the pro
ceedings for extradition.
Found the Contract Too Rig;.
Galena, Ills., July 31. Carl Berow,
fisherman residing at Fr en tress lake, near
tli is city, distinguished himself a short time
ago, while travelirg through Pakota for
pleasure, by marrying a widow with eight
children, after only eight days acquaintance,
and bringing the brile and her brood to his
home in this county. Berow disappeared
day or two ago, and has not been seen since.
Tbe supposition is tb it he became frightened
at tbe size of his family and fled.
Ten Square Miles of Fire.
Glenwood FpRif.os, Cola, July 3L A
fire started by sportmen in No-Name canon
a week ago has spread until it new covers
ten square miles. The air is filled witb
smoke from the turning mountains. The
sun in many places is completely obscured.
From this place last eveuing the sight was
magnificent, as the entire face of No-Name
aud Grizzly mountains is one mass of fire.
Skipped with the Firm's foary.
Kansas City, Mo., July 3L Andrew C
Prumm, who had fidl charge of the cattle
commission business of A. Prumm & Co.
has ouappeared ai a Ills accounts are re
ported to be short ti the amount of f 12,000
or f 15,000. He is fc nephew of the senior
member of tbe firm.
Burned Three lee Houses.
Stcbobon Bat, Wis., July 31. Fire at
Little Hturgeoh yesterday morning destroyed
three large ice hou ws belonging to A. B.
Piper & Co., 12.00G 1 ies, 2,000 posU, 500 cords
of wood, and the dock to the water s edge.
Tbe loss is estimate! at f 15,000; insurance
Failure of m lithographic Firm.
Philadelphia, July 8J. A Press special
from Burlington, N. J. , last night announced
that the National Bureau of Kugraving, one
of tbe largest lithog -ahic companies in the
country, witb headquarters in that place, is
advertised lor "sale by the sheriff.
Muring on lhe Calico Mills.
Fall River, Ma., July 31. It is reported
hers that an English syndicate bos made of
fers for the Amern an Pnaling oompany'i
wotks aaa oiuer larire nuns per. The re
port causes considerable excitement in mill
The Flood Epidemic at Work
in the East.
NEW JERSEY A DAMP STATE.
Great Quantities of Property Destroyed
and a Few Lives Lost Dams Burst and
Send Their Contents Down the Valleys
-A New York Town Gets a Taste of
the Cyclone One Fatality Deluges In
Plainfield, N. J., July Si. The greatest
flood Flaiufleld has ever known followed a
heavy and unusual downpour of rain yester
day afternoon, and a number of washouts
and broken dams are reported. At 4 o'clock
Coddingten's dam on Stony brook gave way,
aud the largo body of water carried away
the Coddiugton ice house and threatened tbe
Oreeii Valley mills with total destruction.
The damage along the course of the stream
will prove to be heavy, for many barns and
other buildings were washed away.
Small Hiiildlns Washed A "-.ay.
At twenty minutes to Miers' dam on
Green luc k collawed, precipitating a great
body of water directly through the center of
this town. Green brook diviiles the two
counties of Somerset and Union, and run
ning as it docs through the town center, is
built entirely over. When the water in a
great torrent rushed down the stream and
found its way 1- ked by buildings, it forced
its way around into the streets. Somerset
street was completely flooded, and many
small bml.liiiirs were washed away and de
molished. Meveral houses situated along tbe
bp-ik were Hxilt-1 mid the inhabitants com
peiled to move in short order.
Other Heavy Illllaffes.
French's mill nud carriage factory are
threatened with destruction, and if the rain
continues will probably gi. All the cellars
and first fl.mrs on Soin.-eset street are thiod-
ed, and the damage to property will be great.
The great cut on tbe Jersey Central rail nay
at ran wood was also flooded yesterday after
noon, the tracks being entirely suhtuergod.
Freight and coal trains are held at riaintiuld
Another Ham Hreaks iAMf.
New York. July 31. A rain storm yes
terday and last night did great damage in
the northern section of New Jersey. Tbe
Frit i Jam at Bloomtield has burst and flood
ed Hoss park, which ha I just been lifted up
at a cost of f J-l.tHJ The Delaware, Ijtcka
wanna, and Western tracks, noar Morris-
own, are submerged, and traffic over that
road is susiieiidi-1. There is great fear in
the Orange vallev lest the Orange reservoir
w ill overflow. Three bouses in I Irange Val
ley have Uen swept away, aud three iersons
are reported drowned.
Kesident Fly to the Mountains.
Many residents of the valley have fled to
the mountains. At Millburn the damage
already done is estimated at $ 1 l.mv . The
storm is certainly the most severe that has
vi-ited this locality for many years. Iu
Newark many factories were comjielled to
shut down as the cellars wore flooded and
many of tbe tires put out.
Flirabeth Voder Water.
New York, July SI. Advices from
Elizabeth, N. J., say that the city is partially
under water and much damage has been
done, Similar reports come from a large
number of towns in eastern New Jersey aud
southern New ork- At South Orange tbe
postofnoe and some other buildings were
swept away. Women and children were
rescued by boats, and men had to swim for
safety. !ieaiurg s; Johnsons factory in
East Orange was partly submerge.!. The
female employes were ncued on raft
A SWOOP ON THE CORNERS.
The Funnel-Shsped Cloud
FovoHKEKPsie, N. Y., July SI. At about
7 o'clock yesterday morning a cyclone stru
Edis Corners, Vlster county, four miles west
of HigMand. destroying a large amount of
pro,rty and injuring a numlier of ) arsons.
The cyclone, which was followed by a roar
ing sound which terrified the people, seemed
to come fr.m a funnel-shaped cli-ad. Mat
thew Harcourl's vineyard was completely
ruined, ami every tree in his apple orchard
was rooted up, the trees being carril away
as inougn iiiey were learners, ltie bouse
and tarn of John Nelson were struck and
completely demolished, broken timbers be
ing carried hundreds of feet.
Blown Out ol Their House.
Nelson and his wife were blown out of the
bouse along with the flying timbers, and
txvth were seriously but not fatally injure.!.
Two liarns belonging to Patrick McGowan
were totally destroyed. Mr. McGowan
who is tvi years old, was so badly injured
that no h pes of his recovery are enter
tained. There being no more buddings in
tbe p ith of tbe tornado no other serious
damage was done. Bed-quilts and dresses
belonging to Mrs. Nelson were found in a
pond four miles from tbe scene of the acci
dent. Huge timbers were also found stuck
up iu the mountains some distance away
ltriirtlon In New Hampshire.
Concord, 3i. IL, July SL A violent
storm of w ind and rain struck this section
yesterday afternoon and tbe resulting dam
age to property amounts to many thousand
dollars. 1 be root ol tbe elate arsenal was
blown off and carried away, as was the roof
of Coitiins furniture storehouse containing
f rj.ooo worth or furniture, which was badly
damaged by rain. An elm tree li5 years old
was torn up bv tbe roots by tbe force of the
wind and thrown directly across Main street
where it completely blocked ali travel
either direction for several hours.
Flood in Mississippi.
New Orleans, July 3L The Times-Pern
ocrat's Puck Hill (Mis.) special says: The
rainfall Monday night and yesterday was tbe
hardest for years in this section. All the
larger streams have overflowed their banks.
i uousamls ol acres or cotton aud corn are
submerged. Many fences ami bridges have
been swept away. The indications are for
Havoc in Massachusetts.
Havkriiill, Mass., July 3L Th, severest
storm which has visited this section for
many years came here with the force of
cyclone yesterday afternoon. I rees were
uprooted, houses unroofed, fences leveled
aud telegraph wires blown down, the path
way of the storm being about half a mile
Fatal Boiler Kxpolsion.
i BiLADELrHiA, July ai. ADout noon
yesterday a lioiler iu the mill of John Flana
gan & Brother, Mauayunk, exploded. Joshua
Ambler, aged 12 years, was instantly killed.
ueorge ocuoneni, son or uie engineer, was
seriouitty injured about the head, supposed
iaiaJiy ; James ntewart, aged years, was
severely cut on tbe bead and face,
A Burglar Shot Dead,
Boone, Ia,, July 31. About Vi o'clock
Monday night John A. Peterson, deputy
postmaster at Mineral Ridge, a small town
eight miles south of here, was awakened 1
some one try ing to get into the store and
ogtoflloe. He saw a man reaching into
window that bad bsen broken. Peterson
fired and the burglar dropped dead on the
outside, shot through the bead. An accom
plice who was with bim escaped. In the
morning it was discovered that the dead
man was Frank Adamson, aged about 20,
son of a farmer living near Mineral Ridge.
Afraid or Mob Law.
Castoh, O., July SL Harry Wells, James
McMillan, aud Edward Banks, the two for
mer white and the latter colored, were
brought here yesterday from New Phila
delphia, O., by Sheriff Bowers, of Tusca
rawas county, and three deputies and locked
up In the jail here for safe keeping. Tbe
men are all charged witb rae. and through
fear that the jail at New Philadelphia would
be broken open and the prisoners lynched by
the infuriated citiaens of the tow a, Sheriff
Bowers concluded that it would be best to
bring them here for safe keeping.
Iwiiat'Il England Do?
A CANADIAN SCHOONER SEIZED.
The Captain Proves Obstinate and the
American Cruiser Shows Her Cuns
British Bealers Very Wrsthy and Demanding-
That the Queen's Kavee Take
a Hand In tbe Trouble The Blatter
Considered at Ottawa More Captures
San Francisco, July 31. The steamer
Pora arrived from Behring sea Monday
ight, and brings the first detailed news of
the capture of the British sealer Black Pia-
mond by the United States revenue cutter
Richard Rush. July 11 the Rush overtook
the Black Piamond and ordered her to
The Rush Shows Her Teeth.
Tho captain of the Black Piamond refused
to do this. Thereupon tbe comtiiender of
the Rush ordered a lowering of ports and
running out of guns, which caus-?d tbe
schooner to heave to. Capt. Sheppnrd and
Lieut Tuttle boarded the English crnft and
asked for her papers. The officers of the
Black Piamond offered no armed resistance.
but refused to deliver the ship's Wiers.
Would Stand No Foolishness.
Cnpt Klieppard at oiu broke open the
cabin and forced the hinges of tbo strong
box and the captain's obest, thereby secur-
ng the papers. A search of the vessel dis-
losed HIM s al skins which had been takeu
:i Behring sea. Commander t'apt, Sliep-
ard placed a commissioned orli'r from the
Ku-h in charge of the Black Piamond, nml
or.iere I the vessel to bo taken to Sitka to
aait further instructions.
The Fnglf-h Capfain's Orders
The mi. lam of tho Black Piamond made
tbe statement that when in Victoria he had
been ordered to pay no attention in case beg
was overtaken by tho Ku-h and requested to I
uoave to. xih sam lie wouiii noi nave sur
rendered if lhe Rush hail had an inferior
force to that of his own.
. I, , --! 1
Alter Home Mure of Them.
A passenger who arrived on the steamer
Pora said: "On our way down from St.
aul's island we 'saw six scalers and the
Rush was clo-ely iu pursuit of them. We
left St. Paul's island on July 14, and on the
following day saw the Rush in pursuit of her
prey. Undoubtedly by this tunc the Kuh
has made additional captures.
Demanding British I'rotertion.
Victoria, B. C, July 81. A deputation
of prominent sealiuguien conveyed a full
written statement of the capture of the Eng
lish sealer Black Diamond by the Cnited
States cu'ter Rush to the captain of the Brit
ish warship Champion, which sailed to join
tbe British fleet in Behring sea Monday. Hu
will lay it l-efore Admiral Heneage, of the
British fleet Tbe deputation also waited on
tbe provincial Secretary, John Robeson, who
telegraphed to Ottawa, demanding the pro
tection of the imperial government for Brit
ish sealers in Behring sea. The action of the
mperial government is anxiously awaited.
Action at Ottawa.
Ottawa, Out, July Rl. A meeting of the
cabinet was called yesterday to discuss the
seizure of the Black Piamond bv the United
States revenue cutter Rush. Last night a
brief dispatch was received announcing that
the vessel had leu seized seventy miles from
the nearest land. A demand will at once be
made on the British government for two war
vessels to proceed to Retiring sea, it is saKL
HEAVY FAILURE IN SHOES.
A Boston Firm Goes I'nder to the Tnce of
New York. July 31. The trade was sur
prised yesterday when they heard of the
failure of E. ol A. IL Bacheller & Co., tLe
Boston shiniakers. The firm is supposed to
tie the largest manufacturers of shoes in the
world, and was estimated to lie worth fl,-
tMl.tXO. Their sales were chit flv west and
south, and amounted to l-',oo0 pairs of shoes
day. in the New ork market they bought
from oO.OOu to -H.ooo sides of sole leather at
at a time. One firm here supplied them with
1.000 sides of a certain brand of leather each
week. New York banks hold a good de.il of
the Arm's paper.
Tbe liabilities are reported at fl,ix.o00.
with nominal assets of about tbe same. It is
expected that some arrangement will be
made by which business w ill be resumed.
Strike troubles with the K. of L. are said
to be in some degree responsible for the fail
ure. The firm employed 1. loo hands.
GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC.
Department Commander Agree to lloy
eott the Milwaukee Knrampinent.
Chicaiio, July 31. The Gjand Army of
the Ri'Utlic department commanders of
Illinois, Ions, Mmiiexot.it, Mii-souri, I J. liana,
Michigan, Kansas ami elraka ware in
session fare nearly all dav yesterday delist
ing ine Hianil mey alimira uln in rvfareora
to the anniml encampment next month at
Milwaukee. The result of the meeting was
a positive and unqualified indorsement of
tbe announced determination to discourage
general atteniauce, in view of the refusal of
tbe railways to make satisfactory rates.
Milwaukee Vets Surprised.
Milwattkkr, Wis., July 81. A flash cf
lightning out of a clear sky ran cause no
greater sensation than that which prevailed
at the headquarters o( the national U. A. R.
ucampment in this citt last Bight when the
action of the eiht department cemrftanders
t Chicaco became known. Commander A.
0. Weissert was t-atiin folly by surprise, as
were CoL Watrous and Secretarv Tier. XHo
body knew that anv suih meeting had been
oonkssfiiil&tad. and the result of tbe same
was deolded .news at headquarters.
TTIU Co Klaat Along.
Cammsnier Waissert declared most em
phatically that the encampment would not
be removed f rem sjilwaukeeat this late date,
and that the great parade would tahe plaoe
Dotwlthstaiidlnc we action or ine command
ers of the eiglft states who were assembled at
Chicago. A special meeting of the execu
tive OTDtiujIltee will be called for to-night, iu
which the matter will bo thoroughly dis
A MARVELOUS OCTOGENERIAN.
Notwithstanding His Afe He Lives After
Fasting Forty-Seven Days.
Indianapolis, July 3L Robert Marvel,
the Pike township octogenerian, whose pe
culiar ease is attracting much attention from
physicians, turned tbe forty-seventh day of
bis fast yesterday and appears to be as strong
as a week ago. Within the past two days,
however, bis loss of flesh has been more per
ceptible than any week preceding, bis cheeks
being very much sunken and his eyes appear
ing to fall deeper into their sockets. Monday
and yesterday he drank considerable water,
and possibly a pint of milk, but has taken
no solid food.
He sat up in bed several times yesterday,
but was evidently fatigued by the effort. He
appears more petulant with each day, and
will not receive attention from any ode but
his granddaughter. Several physicians vis
ited him yesterday, and made a thorough ex
animation of his throat, but could find noth
ing except what appeared to be a contrac
tion of tbe muscles. Tbe weight of opinion
wife that the paralysis has affected the mus
cles at the base of tbe tongue and the ali
mentary canal only.
Biz weeks or so ago Mr. Marvel became
apparently paralysed in his throat and una
ble to swallow, and has remained in that
condition since, except that he became able
a short time sines to swallow water or milk.
Louisiana Lynchers Arrested.
Txw Orleans, July 81. A number of
well-known citizons of Lafayette county
have been arrested by the sheriff, assisted by
we muitia, as the result of the "regulator"
outrages last month. They are charged
witu willful murder of the negro Felix Key,
who was lyncbsd by a mob.
SPRING HAS GOME!
and with it the pleasure of beautifying home with new pieces of-
Of Lace Curtain Stretchers 0
OUT f rOL01NOAM.
Will Ssve you Money, Time and Labor.
EVPKV 1 lOCSE KCEl-EH SllOlLU JiAVB O.N J
iny laJy can oiK-rate tlicuu
For Sale Ey
TKLKI'IIOHE Nil. lli.VI.
After many Years of Experiment
tDII tPv VrinailyDrScovered. A Cure
CriLErO Guaranteed or --2-5
, CrllU Va.lllt II 11 U ass
no pay. -.K.rvn u r.ir uua
r .SIlA III "M 1
"lhe pn si lent mi-1 Cardinal (.iilsVin dined
pet her Tuwdny evening at Si-niitor lavi
cottage at lMer Park, Md.
A syii'litnto of capitalist is said to con
template I lie purchase of tbe grain elevator
rojierties. of St. Lioui.
J. C. Hall, an Indianapolis contractor, has
ft that city, leaving fourteen houses unfin
ished nml his hands unpaid.
Kx-l'iesident Cleveland has vo-n(ssi to
aiisist in every possible way" the i ffort to
ld a world s fair at New York in ls-'.'i
The bark Little Ohio, a whaltnn vessel, was
wrecked in the Arctic ocean July S last, and
wenty-hv of ber crew drowned, out of
A uejiro connected with Forepnuch's circus
shot two of tbe showman's Indians at
Streator, I1L, Tuesday, because they abused
nil win lo on a spree. One Indiun will die.
Herman Carmen, a Polish Jew, of Chi
cago, shot himself fatally Tue-dav. He was
worth JMM.Oim, but was driven insane le-
ause some of his proticrty had depreciated
Professor John KTcndrick. of Marietta col
lege, Ohio, who whs the lutor of Stanley
Matthews and ex-President Haves, and a
classm-rie of Sail nun P. Chase, diisl at Mari
etta Tuesday, aged Mi.
A Iloulanjist newspaper of Tari' accuses
the government of falsifriug election re-
nrns. It is claimed that corrected returns
how. Boulancer to have Iwen elected in
wenty -three cantons.
Marshal Simmous attempted to arrest
lenry Jones, a cattle man at Ixinirton, in
Oklahoma, Tuesday, when Jones be?an
shooting. The mars'ial returned tho fire and
both men are now dead.
A slick swindler at Pittsfiel.l, His , talked
a wealthy widow into signing nn alleged con
tract a few days aco, and later it proved tn
l-e a note for (1,5ml, which the rascal sold to
a broker an-1 then vanished.
Chicago burglars Sunday nichf raided a
coal yard and ffjiee, took a horse and wagrn
out of the stable, broke open the nflice aiid
dumping tbe safe into the wagon drove i ff.
The sa:e, however, had nothing of value
(reorro F. Hyde, formerly n lawyer in
Madison, Wis., and later a captain in the
Salvation army, was killed by a train on the
Northern New Jersey railway Tuesday, near
Bergen tniiinl, while walking bIoii tie
The firm of V.. and A. H. Hatch 'llor, .one
of the largest lxot and shoe houses in Iloftnn,
has made an assignment. A member of the
firm states tnat the linbilit ies w ill proh!il!v
reach tl.'i'ni.oiHi, with nominal assets of aN-Mit
the same amount.
Rulie Hurrows, a desperado, tra in-rol.l rr.
and who recently murdered the ast master
atliumii, Ala., Iwauso he rccozi'izd him.
is fortified ina stronghold iu the wilds of
Lntnnr county, Alabama, and defies the
whole state to arrest him. Rewards apcre-
catiii Cmm are ofr.-red for his capture and
th.' KhtTiir lin fu.lc.1 for trooo.
Mix Mary Johnson, w ho had her home
swept away by the Johnston u tl.wsl, put
hat little li had ss.vd in a band cart.
together with two young children, nr.d with
the help of another clnl I. s years ol I. a ritl.
tugged the load right acr.iss Ohio to Cleve
land, en routo to I.msinj, Mich., where si e
say slip has relatives. Mr. Webber, a Mich
igan merchant, bought the p.nir woman a
ticket to her destination.
The Weather We lny I'vperf.
Washington I'itv. .Iiiiy ni Knllowinc are
theweatli.r iiciic it ion- for thirty six hours
from hi.Vlo.-k p. in. e-lcrd iv: For bwa -Fair,
wanner weatlu r: souiheily w imls. For
In liana and l liiiois Fair, wanner weather;
variable winds. For .Miclier.-in and YViscour-iu
Fair, warmer weather; variable wind.
Clllcoo. .filly .11.
On the board of trade to-day unotatt is
were as follons: Wheat N'o. - Jul -. cp -nel
7v, closo-i '.-'lic; August, neiie.l '"v.
dosed iie; Scpteniiior, olieue I 1'V,
closed TT-. f'orn No. August, on-ned
;&lc, iosed Mi-'1!,"; Si-ptelllhi-r. o(-lled.
;.lm', i Ims1 ;lii C, Ma. oioned and
closed .'w.i.'. Hals -No. - Aiii.Mi-t, opened
and ciosc.l J.-; septeiuiM-r. oH.init and
close ! -lTt ; May. c.h-ii. il - i' (C, elir-i d
'MC. Pork August. o,0iti jil.:VI;
clissl S-tik."..: rVpietnlwr. i.pmel and
lowil tlii.i; January, OiX iied f!i:'... closed
$H.i7Si. l-ird -August, nn iie. na closed
Live Stork - The I'nion stm-k yar ls ijiiote
the follow-in'; prices. Una - M i-ki-t oiieued
slow and weak, with p ices .V lower:
linlit grades, H f'if I ': roiwli packing, H.Ul
tii.4.1-". mixed lots, t.'.i.i l.t'i: lie ivy packing
and hhippuig lots. it. I ,i,i.:i",.
Pnxluce: liulter- Fancy F.lgin cramery,
liUullii'j- per H; dairies in lin ;, I'la.lJo; roll
buiter.Nr. Fgtfs -Strictly fresli, H's-ttLic per
do. Poultry I. i-e chii'ftens, liic jier Hi. rtMisi
ers, 4c; turkeys, TiiH.-; ducks, Kie.V. Potatcxs
New, Vl.tHiil.i'i lier bhl. Apples -New, it.mt.jl
4..V1 ier bhl. ltanpberries -j-l.-nii.-Oper -l-L
New Vokk, -fill V 31.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash. "40; do
July. ;c: do Anusl. aie: do Septemlier,
M' Corn No. - mixetl easti. 44se: do
August. ;tJ(C: do Sepiemlwr, 41;. Oats
Quiet and steady; No. - niixe.l rash. ?7e; do
August, its-; do Scptellllier. L"74c. Pork
Vuiet and eteadv: new mess, tl T".
I.ard-Hull; August, o..ZK bepicmber, i M;
October. $ i.
Live sUMik: Cattle No tradinif in beeves;
dressed beef, quiet and uiichuiiged: poor le
prime native shiee, fHtS,i-V V Teiias do,
J-ail-Vs". Sheep and lambs- I- irm and a tive
for gnoil stik; weak and dull for common;
sheep, tlMubVA )iliii s laiulis, (-Viaia.a.50;
some of the lieel, tti.7r.tT.il. Hogs Nominally
tea.ly. CU.I0 v ! s.
Bay Cpland prairie, t.00.
Hay TimiHoy nsw $7(.00.
Hay W lid, fA.OO&fn jii.
Oosl WtUa:haid W.O-i
Cord Wood Oak, .) ; Hickory, M.
Rich, Handsome, Magnificent and Unique.
-ZEISr PAELOR SUITES-
No words can do justice to'the Novelties exhibited.
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
and research, a POSITIVE CURE
The ALBERT MEDICAL CO. Cleveland, 0.
W. B. BARKER,
Las purchasr-il the well-known
Fourth Ave. and Tenth Street,
and bopes to retain tbe custom of his predecessor.
He will make a great effort to perpetuate the good name of this
Old Established Grocery
Hint it has always enjoyed by dealing only in the best goods
AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
I FISHER I
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.
t'Soi.D ONLT BY
JOHN T. NOFTSKER.
("HAS. W. YERBUKV,
A.. J. SMITH & SON,
ifa'l U r- : - -
ADDRESS WITH PQ8TACE.
si ir miiiii i ir 11 -
-Steam Gas Fitter-
AM) DKAI.EH IS
Wrought and Cast Iron and Lead Pipe.
Hose, Packing, Sewer and Drain Tile,
Steam and Gas Fixtures.
Best work at fair prices. Estimates furnished.
Otlice and shop 219 18th St. Telephone 11S2.
Rock Island, 111.
COMPLETE IN ALL
For Catalogues Address
J. C, DUNCAN,
Tiles and Grates.
Call, Compare Stock and
A. J. SMITH & SON,
123 and 127 West Third Street,
Opp. Masonic Temple,