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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, tC39.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
FniDaf, Acoost 2. 1888.
This Is an off year in politic. There
will be general elections in only eleven
states: Iowa will elect a governor and
lieutenant governor; Maryland will elect
a comptroller and attorney general: Mas
sachusetts will elect a governor and other
state officers; Mississippi will elect a gov
eroor and state officers; Nebraska will
elect a supreme court judge and regents
of state university ; New Jersey will elect
a governor and state officers; New York
will elect all state officers except govern
or and lieutenant governor; Ohio will
elect a governor and state officers; Penn
sylvania will elect a state treasurer, and
Virginia a governor and state officers.
The interest of politicians will center in
the elections in the recently admitted
territories of North and South Dakota,
Montana and Washington. Each of
these will elect all state officers and a
congressman each, except South Dakota,
which will elect two. The terms of no
United Slates senators expire until next
year, so no interest will atuch to legisla
him Their Linen.
That Behring Sea Incident Both
ering the Canadians.
Tin pension bureau is enjoying a sen
sation of the biggest kind. Certain
newspapers have been making charges oi
more or less importance against almost
every branch of that office ever since
Commissioner Tanner took charge. And
now the action' of Secretary Noble,
remarks the Free port Bulletin, in ap
pointing a committee to investigate the
rerating of all pensions during the last
twelve months and the charges of favor
ilism in making the applications of a
prominent pension attorney of this city
special, has opened the eyes of a good
many people to the fact that there
must be some basis for these
charges. The committee investigating
holds daily sittings in the pension office,
The sessions are secret, but enough has
leaked out to make it certain that they
have discovered a very loose way of doing
business in the matter of re-rating pen
sions. It has beenlearned to a certainty
that many clerks in the office have been
largely bene fit ted by getting their pen
sions re-rated, some of them getting an
increase of as much as f 10 a month
It is belieVed that many discharges will
follow the investigation unless the thing
is bushed up, which is not at all proba
tie now. If this committee should
make a white-washing report there will
be a congressional investigation as soon
as congress meets that will show up
the real condition of things. Commis
sioner Tanner is said to have received
several letters from Governor Forafcer, of
Ohio, urging him not to change his lib
eral poilcv toward the veterans, at least
not during the gubernatorial campaign
From what can be learned on the out'
ide almost every pensioner employed in
the pension bureau has had bis pension
rerated and increased during the last
twelve months. It is said that it was the
vast amount of money spent by certain
pension office officials that first aroused
the suspicion of a wideawake newspaper
man as to where it came from.
OPPOSITION PRESS VEET WBOTH.
It Embrace the Opportunity to Blast taa
OoTxmrarnt A Statesman Wcwdnt
What's the Matter with John Boll
Reference to That Mason and 811
dell Affair All from an Independ
ent Journal The Matter In the Hand
of the I -on don Official
Ottawa, Ont, An, a Lively
seiiurn of a
Kuln In U alkln't tilen.
Emm A, N. V, Aoc. 2. A severe storm
bunt over tbe village of Wat kins at about
o'clock last evening, causing Glen creek to
rie to rapidly tbt it snnn lecaiiie a raging
torrent, which swept through tba famous
Walking' Glen, carrying away bridges and
staircases until but on i or two remain in tbe
whole eorire, Reai-iiiz The village, tbe
creek overflowed its lt.ikt and cnrruvl away
tbe Franklin street bridge, effectually separ
ating the northern and southern portions of
tVhT The Sell to Ibr KrttUh.
Pirrsnrno, Aug ' Tne Kberhardt .t Olier
Brewing company has off -red to sell their
plant to n Rrilib syndicate for tl,0.Hl,tM.
The syndicate effort $7-VJ,lM. ami negotia
tions an ull pr. din-r. Mr. Eborhardt
Rives as bw reason i-r .Wiring to sell out
that tbeir company ha lienn gri-atiy harassnd
by the prohibition notation. th stringent
license laws and ouNi.te brewers .-tatlimng
agencies and cutting prices.
continues to be shown in tbe
Canadian vessel in Behring
mtUw from the Alaska shore, and tbe in
dignation manifested shows bow popular the
verniwnt would be if tbey lost no time in
mik u-i a strong protest and taking what
other stops are open to express their sense of
mtignity and outrage. Peter White, mem
ber of parliament for North Renfrew, ex
prMwl himvelf strongly on "the Behring sea
outrage," and was surprised at the forbear
ance and inaclivitv of the British govern-
m-nt. They am-med, he aaid, to have cod-
ocded tbe right of search to tbe United States
authorities, even in tbe open sea.
Canada's Hands Tied.
As to the Canadian government taking ac
tive steps to prote.-t Canadian vessels, Mr.
White sail their hands were tied. Ha con
trasted the Inaction of the British govern
ment now with tbeir course in tbe Mason
and cilidell affair, and predicted that tbe re
sult of Ureal Britain's forbearance would
be final trouble, when the United States
would commit some act so outrageous that
Great Britain could not ignore it. These are
bold words for Mr. White, who is a govern
tilves 'Km Chance to Howl.
Tbe Liberal or opposition prees is es
pecially furious over the seizure. The Free
Britannia mles the wave, bnt the foregoing
declaration has been modified so far as it re
lates to that portion of the Pacific ocean
known as Behring sea.
Commenting on Hie Behring sea affair Tbe
It seems from a statement of the captain of
the Black Diamond that resistance on tbe part
of British vessel commanders and consequent
b oodshed are not unlikely if the piratical
proceeding of tbe American government are
longer tolerated by the British and Canadian
governments. No other nation would be. ex
cept through fear, so forbearing as Wrest
Britain has hern, in default of legitimate pro
tection personal defense would ne justifiable,
and the American pirate wonld have no recourse.
et It A hoot Right.
The Evening Journal (Independent) says:
Of late the United States lias shown a bul
lying confidence in Its own strength. 1 19 deal
ings with Hnyti. the Sainoan question, and
Canada, and tbe tone of the press on Interna
tional subjects. Indicate a belief on the part
of our neighbors to the south that, although
they may not he in the habit of maintaining a
very formidable peace armament, tbey are
able at short notice to tackle any other nation
on the face of the earth. They are Justified in
feeling so in regard t tbeir internal safety.
The war between north and south proved that
the United Stat. can put several million good
soldiers in tbe tield inside of a year, should it
require them. No nntion would dare to at
tempt a military invasion of the states. Tbe
result would inevitably be the loss of the en
tire invading army, were it the largest ever
sent forth in the world: and. secure athome.
the mass of the American people are confident
that their enormnns national resources, their
surplus revenue of a hundred millions a year,
and a comparatively small national debt
would enable them soon to whip any country
reckless enough to stand an against Uncle
A Kindly Suggestion.
Our neighbors do not frobably generally
alle the whole situation. Away from the sea
tbey are safe. On the borders of the sea they
are at present at the mercy of any superior
naval power. It may be that tbe rapid ad
vance of late In the science of marine defense
mieht enable them in a year or two after tbe
outbreak of war to protect to some extent tbe
remnants of tbeir coast cities. But not one,
nor two, nor five years of the most earnest ex
ertion will enable the United States to
strengthen its navy snfnciently to make it a
mark for the fleets of Italy, France, (iermany.
or Kussia. to say nothing of Great Britain.
Tho tvoverninent Informed.
Tbe Dominion government is kept in
formed by tbe officials at ictoria, and a
private dispatch says three British men-of-war
are now in Behring sea, but manage to
to keep out of tbe way of tbe British sealers.
No further action can be taken by the Do
minion government, and at best it can only
suggest the course to be pursued by tbe ltn
perial authorities. Lord Stanley, the gov
ernor general, is known to t in constant
communication with Lord Salisbury, but
the result has not been communicated to Ot
tawa. Officials here say the only danger of
a complication arisse from the possibility of
resistance being offered by the ova Sootia
seamen who man the Victoria schooners. In
-al tbe general sentiment is that tbe
Is shall be ramm u t n ij.mni
V . : I I . i T -. ... J li ... . . J
ue poiu iy me uuimi ouiun government
THE DEBT INCREASED $1,000,000
Heavy Dlsburmen vnts Make Small Bole
la the Surplus.
Wabhiitoto. Citt, Aug. & Tbe public
debt statement toned from the treasury de
partment yesterday shows an Increase of
$1,017,811 durinf the peat month of July.
That there was an Increase is due to unusually
heavy disbursements during the mouth. Pen
sion disbursement were 750,000 heavier than
in July last year, iind expenditures for pub
lie works, such as river and harbor improve
ments and publis buildings were nearly
f.000,000 greater than in July, 1S8S. Tbe
total debt, leas ens a in the treasury, amounts
to tl,0T7,r63,9G2; e net cash in the treasury
is 65,857,0M), a ainst $71,484,043 a month
The Cash Balances.
National bank cepositories hold 148,930,763
of government f u ads, or about $1,500. 000 less
than on July 1. The gold fund balance in
the treasury has decreased about $4,500,000
during the past month and amounts to $!&!,-
18,lttt, and the s Iver fund balance, exclusive
of $0,000,000 trate dollar bullion, bas in
creased only $100 000 during the month, and
amounts to t'J6,tiO2,01i
Government lieeelpts and Expenses.
Government re-vtpta during July aggre
gated f 31,836,3)0, or $500,000 more than in
July last year. Customs receipts, in round
numbers, amoun ed to $19,000,000, against
$1V.500.000 in Ju v. loNi. and internal rev
enue receipts for tbe past month were $10,
8WJ.735. or 1.251.000 more than in July a
year ago. Expenditures during the past
month were $41,ti,5.3, or $5,750,000 more
than in July last year.
Desertions Daring the Rebellion.
Washikotow Citt, Aug. 2. Many ap-
plications have been received at the navy
department by rersons who deserted from
the navy and marine corps prior to the be
ginning and subsequent to the ending of the
rebellion, asking that they be granted the
privileges of the act of congress relieving
enlisted or appointed men of the navy and ma'
rine corps from t he charge of desertion. All
these persons have been informed that tbe
act relates exclusively to cases of desertion
which occurred during the war of the re
A Receipt for Nearly SMOO.OOO.OOO,
Washington Citt, Aug. a Treasurer
Huston gave a receipt yesterday to ex
Treasurer Hyatt for $77L.'00,000, represent.
ing tbe amount of money and securities ra
tbe United tstab-s treasury turned over by
tbe latter to tbe former. Of the above sum
$-.37,306,40-.! is a-tual cash, tbe remain ler in
cluding United States bonds and the reserve
fund. Ex-Treaurer Jordan happened into
Mr. Huston's off ce about tbe tuna tbe re
ceipt was pasSiMl. and remained to witness
Chinese Servants Excluded.
Washington Citt, Aug. 2. Acting Sec
retary Batchel er yesterday informed tbe
secretary of the navy that tbe Chinese who
enlisted as servants on tbe United Mates
steamship Alert, now on her way from Hon
olulu to San FY. in Cisco, are laborers within
the meaning of the Chinese exclusion act,
and will not be allowed to land in the United
Census Office Appointments.
Washington Citt, Aug. 2. Charles
Kirchhoff, Jr., of New York, has been ap
pointed a speci tl agent of tbe census office to
collect statistics of copper, lead, and ores;
John Birkbine, cf Pennsylvania, a special
aeat to collect statistics of iron ores, and H.
K. Carroll, of New Jersey, a special agent to
collect church statistics.
Halstcad for Senator. I Had FunWith Quinlan
Editorial Colleague Starts
the Boom Booming.
Fool Friend's Freak Nearly
NOTHING PERSONAL IN TBE MOVE, LASSOED HIM JUST FOR A JOKE
And The Commercial Gasctta Will Not Re
an "Organ" Governor Foster Takes Oc
casion to Hold Up tho Hands of Mayor
Mosby In tho right Against Sunday Sa
loons The Woman Suffrage) Fight In I
Iak ota Political Ksws Notes.
Cincinnati, Aug. 2. Republicans were
greatly surprised yesterday morning by the
appearance of the following editorial in The
Commercial Gazette over the initial of Dea
con Richard Smith:
'Mr. Halstead reached New York yester
day, and will be home in a few days. It now
remains for us to say, in his absence, that
the Republicans of Ohio should elect him to
take the place of Payne in the United States
senate. He would fill the chair well. He
could not, he would not, represent corpora
tions, but he would, with great fairness and
manifest ability, represent tbe people. It is
fair to infer that this is what the Republican
of Ohio, and what the people of Ohio, ir
respective of party, desire, and in the ab
sence of Mr. Halstead we embrace this op
portunity to make the statement. for
obvious reasons this paper cannot at a later
date take part in the contest, and we state it
now, and the people can make the issue. We
nominate Al r. Halstead to the L nited States
senate, to take the seat misrepresented by
Henry B. Payne. It is a square contest.
There is nothing personal about it, but there
is a great deal more than personal interest
This announcement caused a flutter in Re
publican political circles, Habttead's defeat
fitr minister to Germany makes him a candi
date in order to retrieve bis lost laurels.
1 reparations are making to give Hals teal a
big reception Saturday night when he ar
rives home from Europe,
FORAKER AND THE SALOONS.
The Tr -widen t at the Capital.
Washington City, Aug. 2. President
Harrison, accompanied by Private Secretary
Halford returned to Washington yesterday
afternoon. H arrived at the Baltimore and
Ohio station at 5:10 p. in. an i went at once
to the executive mansion.
Nicaragua's President IH.d.
New Orleans, Aug. 2 A despatch to
The Times- Democrat from San Juan del Sur
announces the dath yesterday of Evareste
Carazo, prtsid.'iit of Nicaragua
W. F. Johnson & Co., leather dealers, of
Boston, hare failed, with liabilities stated to
lie under $J.Vl,isO.
Eleven business houses at I'eruviilo, Mich.,
were destroyed by lire Wednesday night, in
volving a loss of $:U,iaS).
At Carthage. N. Y., Wednesday night,
Fred Parr, an engineer, shut his wife and
himself, both dying instantly.
Four thousand coke-workers of the Con
nellsvllle. Pa., district have gone on strike,
and claim that they will lie joined by 8,000
"Napoleon" Ives and his partner Stayner
are in bad lurk. The writ of baleaH corpus
sued out Wednesday nt New York was
squelched again Thursday and they remain
in durance vile.
A national monument in honor of tbe
landing of the pilgrims was unveiled Thurs
day at Plymouth, Mass., with interesting
oeremonien and in the presence of a large
conauurse of people. Congressman Breckiu
ridge was the orator of the da v.
Deafness Cant ba Cured
by local application, as tbey can not
reach tbe diseased portion of tbe 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 the Eustach
ian tube. When this tube gets inflamed
yon have a rambling sound or imperfect
bearing, and when it .is entirely closed
deafness is the result, and unless tbe 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 tbe mucus surfaces.
We will eive one hundred dollars for
any case of deafness (caused by catarrh)
that we can not cure by taking Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Mend for circulars, free.
F. J. Chkwkt & Co., Toledo, O.
tySold by druggists, 75c
Tbe wheat harvest baa
okee county, Kan.
begun in Cher
Frederick T. Boberts, II. D., physician
to the Royal College of Surgeons, univer
sity to London. England, says: "Loss of
appetite, loss of eyesight, dyspeptic symp
toms, irregularities of tbe bowels, are
some of tbe symptoms of advanced kid
ney disease. Warner's Safe Cure cures
all these troubles, because it removes the
cause, and putting the kidneys in
healthy condition, enables them to expel
the poisonous or waste matter from tbe
system. This is why Warner's Safe Cure
cures so many symptoms that are called
A Crook Claims Great Luck.
Washington Citt, Aug. 2. Marion D.
Newman, alias Hughes, alias St Clair, who
was recently sentenced to two and a half
years in tbe peuitentiary for obtaining
money under false pretenses, has received a
telegram wbicb be savs assures biru that he
has fallen heir to $'0),OUO by the death of an
uncle in Sun Francisco. He refuses to say
who his uncle is, and claims that none of tba
names uuder which be is known bere properly
belong to bun.
Fifty Thousand Reward for Taaoott.
Chicago, Au;. 2 Mrs. Henrietta SnelL
widow of tbe late Amos J. SnelL yesterday
renewed her offer of a $.j0,000 reward for the
arrest and detention, until identified by the
authorities of tbe city of Chicago, of Will
iam B. Tasrott, the supposed murderer of
her bustiand. The reward will hold good
for a year from date, all communications to
he sent to Mayor Cregier a) A J. Stone, 544
West Madison street, Chicago.
A Philadelphia Journalist Itoad.
Philadelphia, Aug. 2. William J.
Clark, a leading editorial writer for The
Evening Telegraph, died in this city last
night, aged 50 years. He bad been connected
with The Telegraph for many years. He
was a brother of Charles Ueber Clark, who,
under the nora de plume of Max Adler"
made quite a reputation as a humorist
' - Apprehensive of a Rescue.
Winnipeg, Man., Aug. 2. Chief Hub
bard will leave bore on Sunday for Chicago
with Burke. Extensive preparations have
been made to prevent the possibility of the
The ItnBalo Elevator Failure.
Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 2. The liabilitios
of tbe failed elevator firm, Sherman Bros.,
are now understood to be $325, OuO. Creditors
hejpe to realise 90 cents on the dollar.
Preparing for the National SaengerfesU
Nbw Orleans, Aug. 2. The committee
in charge of the national saengerfest, to be
held here in February, 1W ), have obtained
all the funds necessary for the festival, and
have invited bids for a mammoth building
capable of holding 6,000 persons in the
auditorium and 1 ,500 choirsters on the stage.
Tbe building will be erected on the Masonic
lot on St Charles avenue.
THE VETS AND THE RAILWAYS.
Failure of an Attempt to Get a Cheap
Ritte to Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Aug. 2. A delegation of
twenty lea. Img citicens were laboring with
President Miller yesterday in hopes of secur
ing a 1-cent O. A. R. encampment rate. It
is now conceded on all sides that unless tbe
rate is given tie encampment gives promise
of proving a f. rile. If the St. Paul will give
the low rate a 1 the other roads will doubtless
Miller Cannot Help Them.
LaTIR. President Miller, of the St Paul
road, infer me i the committee of tbe Grand
Army that he could not aid them in securing
a 1-cent rate to tbe encampment, but said be
would not or pose it if favored by tbe pas
senger associitions of which his road is
member. This intelligence was conveyed to
to the executve council at its meeting last
Will Hare a Big Time, Anyhow.
The result was tbe passage of a resolution
to go on with tbe preparations invite all old
soldiers to cone, and hare tbe big naval bat
tle, besides at large a land parade as possible.
Wisconsin hat 13,000 grand army men, and
of tboss ll.OOt will come ii uniform to par-
vauung posw can rairy, even u -, ...
bidden to turn out in department form.
Ohio's Governor Speaks Right Out for Ew
forcement of the Law.
Cincinnati. Aug. 2. What the saloon
keepers will do next Sunday is not known.
They have held no meeting, but the chances
are tbey will make another effort to openly
defy the law. Mayor Mosby bas received tbe
following fetter from Governor Foraker:
"Do not tolerate any defiance of law. No
man is worthy to enjoy the free institutions
of America who rebels against a duly en
acted statute and defies tbe authorities
charged with its enforcement Smite
every manifestation of such
spirit with a swift and heavy band.
1 do not make theae suceestions from fear vou
may need tliem, but only tSat you may have
any assurance tbey may afford you in tbe
discbarge of the duty to which you are called
by the action of the Turner ball meeting, tbe
proceedings of which 1 have read in tbe pa
This was the first official notice taken by
tbe governor, and has thrown tbe law defy
ing saloonkeepers into a high state of excite
ment Mayor Mosby has issued very severe
orders to Chief of Police Iteitsch. They in
struct him to arrest with a patrol wagon
all the violators of the Owen law and the
common labor law. This includes tbe con
fecti oners, barbers, cigar stores and, in fact,
everything except drug stores and street car
A Set-Back for Suffragists.
Bismarck, D. T., Aug. 2. In tbe consti
tutional convention yesterday the report of
the committee of the w bole giving the legis
lature power to extend the right of suffrage
to woman was considered, Moer, of I .amour,
offering an amendment that before tbe
action of the legislature becomes a law it
must be ratified by a vote of tbe people.
After several hours of debate ami filibuster
ing tbe amendment prevailed, and tbe suf
fragists are despondent
Dead Against Subsidies.
Oltmpia, W. T., Ang. 2. Yesterday's
dismission in the constitutional convention
as on the clause for or against allowing
couuties to grant subsidies. The section for
bidding all subsidies was finally adopted. An
amendment that this should not be construed
to prevent a grant of right of way and ter
minal facilities to railroads was also beaten.
the vote Iwing 31 ayes and 41 nays.
Madison, Wis., Aug. 2. The Prohibition
state central committee yesterday elected-
Eugene W. Cbapin. of Waukesha, as its
chairman, vice T. C Richmond, resigned.
and declared in favor of continuing third
party labor in tbe line already marked out
Tbey also commended the temperance alli
Most Swear "So Help Me God.
Helksa, M. T., Aug. a The constitu
tional convention yesterday after a brisk de
bate retained the words: "So help me God'
in official oaths. Tbe section fixing responsi
bility for fires caused by railway locomotive
- - i iad tT a tin vote aftAi mn.-K
A Railway Brakemaa Tries the Wild West
Act with Melancholy Buccess John I
Bnlllvaa la Lowrj'i Grip Lightning
Strikes Two Miles from the Locality ol
Storm New Experience for tbe Shah
Herman Carmen's Case.
New York, Aug. & Martin Qninlan is a
switchman in the employ of the Erie road at
the Jersey City yards. James Shields, a
brakeman on a freight train, is one of his
intimate friends. Shields was riding on ths
top of a caboose at the end of a train
Wednesdav when it ted a switch at
Provost street, where Quintan was standing.
An Idea Strikes Shields.
Tbe train was not all made up, and there
was a coil of bell-rope lying on the roof of
tbe caboose. One end of it was attached to a
book in the roof so that it could not be lost
Shields thought he would have some fun with
Quinlan, and be took tbe coil and, swinging
it around bis head cowboy fashion, be threw
it at Ouinlan. There was a noose on the
loose end of the roue, but Shields did not
Strikes Quinlan, Too.
His aim was better than he expected. The
rope straightened out as it reached Quinlan
and the noose settled over his neck. Tbe
train was running at about seven miles an
hour, and before Quinlan bad a chance to
take the rope off his neck it was pulled taut,
and he was Jerked from his feet and dragged
along the track.
Tbe Fool Joker Paralysed.
Shields was paralyzed n hen be saw what
he bad done, and be could only stand and
look at Quinlan as tbe latter was dragged
over the ties anil stone ballast Quinlan tried
to seize the rope with his bands to loosen tbe
noose, but he did not succeed. He, however,
got his fingers bet ween ' tbe rope and his
throat, and in that way prevented himself
But Recovers In Time.
Shields finally regained his senses and sig
nalled frantically for the engineer to stop
the train. All tbe time poor Quintan's body
was bumping over the ties. At Henderson
street tbe train was stod. Quiulan had
b-en dragged a good long block. He was
nearly doad of shock and exhaustion. He was
rumored to bU borne at 4 JO Henderson
street No bones are broken. 11 s injuries
consisted of numerous bad bruises on his
body and a badly wrenched neck, nbich also
was scarred on tbe back by tbe ro.
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No words can do justice to'the Novelties exhibited.
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
TELEPHONE NO. 1058.
Fatal Blot Among Italian Strikers.
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. St About 5i0 Ital
ians employed by the Pittsburg. Lake Eiie
and Western railway on construction work.
near Beaver, struck yesterday morning for
an increase of wages, and a few fights oc
curred. Tbe sheriff here was notiiied and
sent a posse. Late but night a telephone mes
sage from Baver was received stating that a
riot had occurred, durine which Antonio
Costinello wis killed, two Italians fatally in
jured, another shot in tbe leg, and several
others were sadly beaten. After the fight
nearly all ths strikers went up the railroad
for the purp ne of obstructing tb. tracks to
prevent trans from running. A sheriffs
posse bad Just arrived and another outbreak
Bis; 8-rike in tbe Coho Becion.
PrrrsBrK , Aug. 2. A strike was inaug
urated in ths Connellsville coke region y
terday, and a dispatch savs that the works
now idle in dude ever 3,500 ovens and give
employment, to about 6, (XX) men, or about
one-half the coke-workers in tbe Connells
ville region. The leaders of the strike are
very confident of su coses, claiming that it
, question cf bread with them. At a meet
ing of the g-meral committee yesterday
rangements were made to carry on a long
Railway Collision In Russia.
UDKSSA, Aug. . A terrible collision oc
curred neiir Fetcbouglao yesterday, two
trains both filled with passengers crashing
into another. Eight coaches were wrecked
and several of the passengers ware killed and
Tho Troth Wilt Oosm Ont Kosr.
Loitooh, Aug. H Mayor Sexton, of Dub
lin, has f or nally called tbe attention of Min
ister Lineal a to the alleged fact that Presi
dent Harrton letter to him was opened en
Looking for a Dam to Bant
Plaixkiild, K. J., Aug. a There was
almost a panic here last night, caused by
fears that the Fdltvilla dam above tbe city
would break and cause a great disaster. A
line of men was formed leading to the dam
to pats signals. The water ja pouring over
tbe dam, aud atteuips to reach tbe waste
gates have not been successful.
Koulanger Explains His Defeat.
London, Aug. 2. Gen. Boulanger has
issued a manifesto in which be attributes bia
defeat in the elections for tbe councils gen
eral on Bunday last to the ambitions of local
candidates He declares that be fa confident
of tbe result oi tbe elections in France for
members of the chamber of deputies.
WRECKED ON A ROCK.
Tbe Steamer St. Lawrcaoe with 9O0 reoplo
or Board No Ltvos Lost.
Watcbt-jwh, N. T., Aug. 2. The steamer
St Lawret re, tbe finest of the Thousand
Islands Steamboat company's line of boats.
ran on a reck off Hog island in the Canadian
channel y stterday and is going to pieces.
She bad an board an excursion party of
about 900 ) people, all of whom were taken off
without accident and are now encamped on
the shores jf tbe adjoining islands until
steamer caa be sent to take them off.
Interfered with Thai Dinner.
The boat left Clayton at 11 a. in. The
steamer H aynard accompanied ber with 100
people of tbe excursion party, who could not
gat aboard tbe St Lawrence, klauy of the
pnasengert on tbe St Lawrence were at din
ner when the boat struck a rock and began
to settle. 3 bey hurried oa deck, but no panic
occurred. The officers remained cool and
discipline was maintained. The Maynard
helped to ret tbe St La wren a 'a passenger
One of the Claimants Slakes a Raid on Its
Cincinnati, Auk. 'i The baby whose
ownership was the suhjt-ct of judicial inves
tigation some weeks ago, an account of
which case was published in these dispatches,
has been found. It will be remembered that
Mrs. White swore in court that she gave
birth to the child last Januarv. Several
neighbors and ber husband corroborated her.
Tbe midwife who waited on ber swore she
did not give birth to any babv, but that in
order to deceive her husband a baby was
smuggled in, and that it was the illegitimate
child of Kate Schaller, who after giving it
up sought to take possession of it again
through a habeas corpus proceeding. Mrs.
White secreted tho child, and Kate discov
ered its biding place at Mrs. White's pa
rents borne. Wednesday Kate went to tbe
house and tried to kidnap the babv, but
failed. Further developments are expected.
One of the Customs of China.
Washington Citt, Aug. 2. Consul
A. C Jones, at Chin Kiang, China, in a re
port to tbe state department of an official
visit to Nan King, makes the following state
ment: "Oa my departure I bad to conform
to another custom, uo loss obligatory, which
was to fee ever? body, from tbe two man
darins in attendance to the guides, con
ductors and coolies, who accompanied me
everywhere, to the amount of sixty-five
Mexican dollars. I nierclv mention this that
tbe department mav l fully informed of
the customs of China, and as my visit was
an official one, to have it allowed to me, if
deemed necessary and proper."
TROTTING RECORDS WIPED OUT.
Axtell and Out ltoth Lower Their Time
Other Kporttns; Mews.
Cleveland, O., Aug. 2. Yesterday's
events on the programme for the grand
circuit meeting attracted about 10,000 peo
ple, Tbe track was in beautiful condition
and the weather generally favorable for
good work. The sensational eresss on tbe
programme were the two single .heats to be
trotted by Axtell and Guy to beat their own
Aitell's Wonderful Performance.
The 3-year-old colt Axtell was driven by
its owner, C W. Williams, of Independence,
la Tbe colt was given a good start and
with a running mate made the mile without
apipin 2:14, beating its Minneapolis record
of 2:I51 by f of a second. A special pun,-
of $'i,5"J was awarded for the feat. Tbe
quarters were. 0:33 :0T, 1:41, 2:14.
Guy, tbe Trotter, Ioea Good Work.
After this event W. J. Gordon's phenom
enal little trotter. Guv, was brought on to
tbe track to beat bis own record of 2:12 for
a silver cup, awarded by the association. The
little borsa was never in better condition. As
usual some dirticulty was encountered, in
starting him, but after several unouocesnful
attempts be got away at a beautiful pa"", a
running mate accompanying him. Tbe first
quarter was made in 0:'-,'. the half mile
turned in l:0-V-i, and tbree-qusr:er pole in
1 :3SY, and he came down the home stretch
amid a burst of enthusiastic applauss, pass
imj under the wire in 2:10. Henever made
a skip, and worked line a machine every foot
of the wav. The time is H.' seconds better
than his record.
The other winners were Tboriili's in the
2:1$ trot, whose best time was 2:li; Jack
in the 2.M trot, best time 2:15'. and Colvina
bprasrue in the 2:24 trot, best tmn 2:lu
Mocking Bird did the second beat in 2:19.
W. B. BARKER,
bas 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 gfod nstne of this
Old Established Grocery
that it has always enjoyed by dealing only in the best goods
AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
1 FISHER 1
A Hard SI an to KilL
Chicago, Aug. 2 Herman Carmen, who
tried to suicide a few days ao, was trephined
yesterday morning and. the bullet, which
passed through bis brain to tbe top of his
bead, taken out. Tbe physicians look for his
recovery. Tbe curious feature of this case of
suicide is that two attempts were made, one
on Sunday and tbe other Tuesday noon. The
bullet fired iSunday is still in Carmen s head,
just back of tbe right ear, and the doctors
will drill for it as soon as it is safe to do so.
Gltspon, Md.. Aug. 2. The Prohibition
party of Maryland bold its state convention
here yesterday and nominated Dr. D. E.
Stone, of Frederick county, for comptroller.
Bhode Island Has a License Lav.
raOTiPESC, R. I., Ang. 2 Tbe license
bill was passed by the legislature yesterday.
and tbe special session adjourned to meet ac
cording to law.
ALTON TO BE PROSECUTED.
The Inter-Mate Itailway Association
Likely To Be tho Complainant.
Chicago, Aug. 1. Chairman Walker, of
tbe Inter-Mate Commerce Hallway associ
ation, and an acknowledged authority on
railroad law, yesterday rendered a decision
declaring illegal tbe recent tari.T of the Al
ton road, in which it attempted to quote
through rates on live stock from points on
the Rock Island's lines west of the Missouri
river, accepting for tbe haul from
Kansas City to Chicago tbe difference be
tween tbe Kork Island's through rate from
ansas points to Chicago, and .the local
from tbe point of origin to the Missouri
Aa Important Decision.
The greatest importance attaches to tbe
decision for the reason that the articles of I
agreement of tbe Inter-State Commerce Rail
way association compel the association to
prosecute any road charged with violating
tbe law before tbe inter-state commerce com
mission, and tbe penalty for such violation
is, sinder the amended Inter-state commerce
act, Imprisonment or a heavy fine.
A BontBarn Indiana Ball war Rumor.
LCCISVILLK, Kj., Aug. a There is
another railroad deal cn foot which is likbly
to affect Louisville and many other western
points. It is reported on good authority
that President Mackey contemplates selling
all tbe railroad lines in which be is interested,
including the Louisville, Evansvdle and St.
Louis. It was reported at Evansville that
Mackey bad sold the E. and T. 11., but upon
being asked about it be emphatically denied
the report and said be bad not even entere d
into negotiations for ita sale.
Transcontinental Association Doings,
Chicago, Aug. 2. The Transcontinental
association yesterday denied tbe request of
tbe Denver and Rio Grande Western for dif
ferential rates on Pacific coast travel. Tbe
western roads have ordered an advance of 40
to bO per cent in rates on iron and articles
manufactured from between Chicago, Mil
waukee, Peoria, St. Louis, and common
points, and SL Paul, Minneapolis, and com
mon points. Tbe new rates take effect
Defaulted in Ita Interest.
Kw York, Aug. 2. The Green Bay, Wi
nona and 8t Paul Railway company yester
day defaulted in the payment of interest on
its first mortgage bonds, and it is thought
that the road will probably go into tbe hands
of a receiver. '
Lightning- with 'o Storm.
St. Albans, Vt, Aug. 2. Lightning
struck H. L. Sowles' lorn at Alburgh
Wednesday, shattering part of the building.
killing two horses, injuring other animals
. nnmlier of
persons in Uie vicinity. Tbe peculiar foatura
of the occurrence is that there was no storm
within two miles of tbe sp-t where tae light
John L. Goes Itack to BlimiMippt.
Kkw York, Aug. 2. Before J ude O'Brien,
in supreme court chntnhers, yesterday morn
ing, John L Snllivan, ths prizefighter.
said be was willing to go south, and the
judge ordered that be be turned over to the
Mississippi officers, who cau-oa his arrest.
He started south last night.
Gare the Signal for His IMtk.
Jacksonville, Fla., July 2. William
Gaskius, colored, was banged yesterday at
Iceland for tbe murder of bis wife, a year
ago. tie maae a speecn on uie acanold, ana
then gave the signal lor tne arop to tali. Mis
neck was broken, lie baa previously con
fessed bis crime.
Tho Shah Ooos to See Cody's Show.
Paris, Aug. 2. The shah attended tbe
performance of Cody's Wild West show last
night At its close be expressed a desire to
meet Buffalo Bill, and on being introduced.
expressed through his interpreter his admir
ation of tbe performance.
Hanged Herself with Corset Laoea,
Al'BVK.v, -N. ., Aug. a-Jewi was
brought from Glen Haven Wednesday night
that Miss Lillian Dumont, of Brooklyn, a
guest there, had committed suicide. The
young lady bad Dean dancing and loft ths
ball room, went to ber room and banged ber-
elf with ber corset laoea. She was about 21
years oki Tbe cause of tbe suicide Is not
Chicago Brlcfcmakors Surrender.
Chicago, Aug. 2. The trickmakers'
strike in this city, which had lasted two
months, and was made the subjeot of arbi
tration, Judge Tuley being arbitrator, bas
ended, and the man are at work. Tbe judge
was rather alow in making bis decision, and
tbe men got the idea that when it was an
nounced it would ba against them, aa they
surrendered. The strike was for eight hours,
but there was a lion in the path in (he shape
of an agreement made some tune ago by
which tbe men bound themselves to the con
ditions existing before tbe strike. Iu strik
ing they repudiated this agreement
Mlaa Waldroa'e FaS Eadod.
Chicago, Aug. 2. Ms May Waldron,
tbe actress who has for some time been
fasting to get rid of ber too abundant flesh,
ended her fast yesterday. She had not eaten
any solid food for exactly thirty days, and
sbe reduced her weight from 195 pounds to
loo two pounds eaon day.
A Crisis Approaching la Crate.
Athkxs, Ang. 8. Official reports from
Crete are to tbe effect that disorder and an
archy prevail on the island, and that matters
are rapidly approaching a crisis. Numer
ous conflicts between armed bodies of men
are reported dally, often with sanguinary re
The Ilase Hall Aggregations.
Chicago, Aug. 2. The scores on National
league base ball fields yesterday were as fol
lows: At Chicago Chicago 3, Cleveland 1;
at Washington City Washington 3, Boston
-ten innings; at Pittsburg (first game)
Pittsburg 6, Indianapolis 7; (second game)
Pittsburg 10, Iudianapolis 3; New York-
Philadelphia game postponed wet groun Is.
American association: At Brooklyn (first
game) Brooklyn S, Louisvilleo; (second game)
Brooklvn 14, Louisville 1: at Baltimore
(first game) Baltimore 6, Kansas Citv 1; (-sec
ond game) Baltimore 1, Kansas City 6; at
Columbus Columbus 5, Cincinnati 16 seven
innings, darKness; Athletic-Mr. Louis gime
given to Athletic 9 to 0 hecau-ie St. Louis
refused to play, alleging wet grounds.
Western league: At Minneapolis Minne
apolis 1, Denver 1; at Deo Main; Des
Moines 8, St. Joseph : at St. Paul St. Paul
9t Umaba 10 ten innings: at Milwaukee
MUwaukee S, Sioux City, a
The Chicago Knnnlng Sleeting.
Chicago, Aug. 2 Tbe races at Uie West
Side park yesterday were won by the fol
lowing horses: Pantalette, K mile, 1:30;
St. Nick, 1 mile, 1:43; Jed, f mile, l:lat
Insolence, 1 3-lb miles, Sstt1; Josephuft, 4
mile, 1:16; Tom Steven. mile, 1:17;-Da
kota and Chestnut.dead heat, 4 mile, l-.lt't'; I
Dakota first in tue run-off, but disqualified
for fouling Chestnut Bell, who got the race.
Shot for a Fancied InsnlL
New Orlkans, Aug. 2. The Times-Demo
crat's Yazoo special says John Hamilton,
colored, was shot and killed yesterday morn
ing by John Hall, white, mho afterwards
made his escape- The killing is said to have
tm n4.l i,l nnr- . VI
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.
tSfSoLD ONLY BY
JOHN T. NOFTSKER.
AND DEALER IN
Wronght and Cast Iron and Lead Pipe.
Hose, Packing, Sewer and Drain Tile.
Steam and Gas Fixtures.
fiTBest work at fair prices. Estimates fura'?lnJ.
Office and shop 219 ISth St. Telephone 11 2.
Rock Island, 111.
An OraDffA Trust Orsantriug.
JEWor.K, Aug. 2 The long talked of
oranee trust seems about to Un-om an ac
complished fact. A meeting yesterday of
parties interested took steps to organiie tbe j
h lorida Oranp Growers' and Dealers' Pro- j
lelh ufa Oerman Kxplorer.
BERL15, Aug. 2. Lieut. Tappenbeck, the
Oerman eipkwvr, bas died from fever in the
Chicago, Aug. I.
Board of traile qnotat'.nns to-itay were as
follows- beat No. 3 Ailk'uM. opi-ne.1 T'jc.
clo!el ..Hie: Sci-temher. opcn.-.l and do!
rH". i-ceiuler. opened and elo-l 7 ,Ls Corn
Jo. S Aupu!. opened 3rt1. clo?sl H,-; Sep
tember. oenetl .il-ic. chieed .": Mav.
opeued 374'. clos -d :STH,-:JS-. Oat- No. 2 Au
gust, opened 2I4C. closed -l--c: l-epteniiier.
opened Slc, closed Sl-34c; .May op-'ued Ljc,
Cmsed Si4c. l"ork September, opened and
closed lll.4. October opened SKMO, closed
tiU.TVh. January, opened $s.;, close 1 t-.4.
LAi-d-Septetub r open-d cloeed SOi'Vt-
live stock L nion stock yards Dt-iren were
s follows: Hons Market opened unsettled.
with htrht and mixed lots in (rood demand:
prices unchanged: light rra les. t-4. o r4.rt:
ronirb packing. ftAHst.lo; mixed lots SM.a'Vt
4.45; heavy packing and shipping lota, t-t.l.Vv
4.35. Cattle Market steady: beeves, S.1.4H.4
4.&& cows, f l.tHtoAU): Blockers and feeders.
fZJSit&SO; Texas steers. $:jCj.u). sheep
Steady; natives, tiUKlftlAV westerns.
4.0U; Texans, 3.tCt.: Iambs. .V0ii.'.
Frodnee: Butter: ttgin creamery, I6l31tk
per lb.; fancy dairy. WilSc; packing stock. Sc.
Eggs Fresh laid. IO)V4.Ue per dos. 1'otatoes
-m&1.10 per bbL Poultry-Live chickens.
IDs per lb.; roosters. 6c; turkeys, ix3Sr: ducks.
ft&llc: geese, 3.Mi.0U per doc Apples
Cbolce, SU.UUS2. per bbl; cooking. ii4l.iu.
Berrtes-Kaspberries, i&.m0c per 16-qt case;
blackberries, au&.ac per xt-qt oas?.
New York. Aug. 1.
W heat No. 8 red winter cash, Sio: do Au
gust, 6&ftc; do September, SoUfcc; do October,
(w?-c Corn M x mix.d caah.44?ia: do i
gust, 4lc; do September. 44lo. Uats Flrav
No. 2 mLxed cash, SXo; do August, 7?Jc; da
September, SfTc K ye-Valet and unchanged.
Barley Dull and nominal. Pork Steady;
mesa. 12.0U312.50. Lard Firm; September,
tM bid; October. f&M bid.
Live Stock: Cattle No t rating: dressed
beef, dull; native sides, 6?-8,ti4c V : good
to choice Texas and Colerado. stat&Ua.
fcheep and Lambs Market steady: sheeu.
t3.TaJU HUIm; lambs, VS3.7.A Hogs
Nominally unchanged; flA'i.W.
Bay Upland prairie. $8. 00.
lUy Tinwuiy new fT8.0t.
Hay-WUd, K 0u&f .
Oosl Hurt lie: haid M.0
Cord Wood-Oak, $iM; Hickory, Id.
HOUSEKEEPERS for Soups Gravies, Etc Convenletf
for NURSES-with boiling water a delicious BEEF TEA
Is instantly provided. INVALIDS will and It appetlziis
giving tone to the WEAKEST STOMACH. Ouaranb,'i'
be PCTiE BEEF ESSENCE. Put up In convenient p
ajres of both SOLID AND FLI IO EXTRACTS.
SOLO BY DRUCCISTS AND CROCERS.
COMPLETE IN ALL
For Catalogues Address
J. C. DUNCAN,
A. J. SMITH & SON.
Tbe sword-fish ought to bare do diffi
culty in cutting way for himself in this
sKa lil to 1 11
Tiles and Grates
Call, Compare Stork a
A. J, SMITH & SOI.
125 and 127 West Third Sir1
Opp. Masonic Temp