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THE HOCK ISLAND AUG US, MONDAY, AUGUST 5,
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Monday, Acgcbt S, 1889.
A Searr RevaU.
Mr. John J. Jones and quite a num
ber of prominent colored republicans of
Springfield, this sUte, hare issued a call
for a conference of leading men to be
held la that city Octobei 7, for the pur
pose of discussing some important mat
tera relative to the advancement and
welfare of the race. Iter. Geo. C. Booth
and other prominent colored men will be
there and address the conference. In
vitations are now being sent out in dif
ferent parts of the slate for the active
and leading men to attend. It will no
doubt be the most important assemblage
of representative negroes that has ever
been held in this or any of the western
states. In speaking of the objects of the
meeting the Chicago Sentinel, a wefrkly
uaner devoted to the interests of the
negro race. ssys:
The object of the meeting is not fully
set forth in the call, but we are disposed
to believe that the colored republicans of
the state desire to meet to express their
indignation relative to the manner In
which thev have been treated at the
hands of President Harrison and Gov
Fifer. We have been reliably informed
that a similar meeting will be held in
New York. Indiana and Ohio. The col
ored voters in these states hold the bal
ance of power between the two parties.
We think that there will be an open re
volt on the part of the colored contingent
against the republican party. Harrison's
idea of a white man's republican party is
an attack upon their pride and manhood
it is revolting to them, and we think
that they will resent it.
Irfertllra at I.earKrrhead.
The Anieriean Ecoiumiiit, which claims
to he the official organ of the American
protective tariff league, is a good deal ex
ercised about the attacks which certain
prominent republican journals are mak
ing upon the sugar trust and certain oth
er trusts. The E?onomit remarks its to
one of these attacks (in the New York
Tribune) that it "is more like the mis
chievous barrangues of an irresposible
demagogue than the thoughtful, well
considered reflections of an intelligent.
sober metropolitan editor." As to the
sugar trust, it declares that "combination
to protect themselves (the refiners) and
those in their employ would seem to be
not only legitimate but for the advantage
of the community."
The way the refiners, by combining,
protect "those in their employ" is by
closing down big refineries, and depriving
the men employed therein of a means of
livelihood. The way they have advan
taged the community with their trust is
by increasing the price of sugar about SO
The New York Tribune, the Chicago
Tribune, the Chicago Inter Ocean, the St.
Louis OlobeDetiioeriU.ibe Cincinnati Com
mercial' Gazette, the Boston Adpertiser and
the Hartford J oil all republican papers
have denounced the sugar trust for
practicing extortion, and have demanded
that the tariff duties which make this ex
tortion possible shall be repealed or re
duced. In doing this they literally give
away the whole case for the protection'
ists, and we don't wonder that the Eeono'
mint "organ of the American protective
tarifi league should be grieved thereat.
But it is interesting to notice that in call
ing these innocent organs of protection
to account, the necessities of its argument
require it to defend the sugar trust, and
by implication all other conspiracies in
restraint of trade organized under the
shelter of "protection to American indus
And the Eeonenuiit, it will be remem
bered, is the same sheet which proclaims
week after week, that the object of pro'
tection is to increase the wages of labor
and reduce the prices of commodities.
OarrWkiiicta'i KMaiax ttlra
rvataifit by the t irr Mean.
Hei.kna.. Mont., Aug. 5. Spokane
Falls, Washington, was nearly wiped out
by a furious fire starting last night. The
details are meagre, but the Northern Pa
cific depot. Pacific hotel and many im
portant buildings are said to have been
OoR UNLUCKY NAVY.
'rnler ttt,,n Narrowly
sp-4 t rrrk.
Newport, K. 1 , An; 4. Tli navy has
Jut esfe.l Imini; on f tlio finest of its
new hiH. Tlio Huston ns Inst vi.nir.g run
on a riK-k in the S'lithern en. I of liinte inland
in this h:irbr Sno ha1 ju-t completed a
tost of KeU ami wits returning to her
anchon-o when h? run on a rock, sliding
off iiiinx-ii.'itely In an instant nil the
wutei-tmht coinnnrtiiieiils were banged
tight shut, hut nut U-fure tlie rniiurtmeiUi
of tbe double httUKin under I lie engine room
were rinupletelv fl xid'-d. Tlie li.Mton was
at once Inutile 1 close in timr- nit I now, with
ail her coinjeirtmeiits tihtiv sliut. she ap
pear to keep tlie Wiit-i eoiitined She will
have to Iw irv -d'Lei.
CYCLONE IN THE POCKET."
Siewburj;, In Southern Indiana. Itepitrted
Evankvim.e, Imt, Aii. &. A severe
storm swept nine the river near Newhurg
late last nig: lit, (loins preut damage. A
large chair fuetory in Jewhurtrh was torn to
pieces and several fine resiliences destroyed.
It is re)i t. J that almost the entire town
has been nweptawny, but thin ran not be
verified. The trai k of the storm is through
a region in which few telegraph or telephone
wires penetrate and no larticulnrs are yet
Mural llttlntead'n Welcome.
Cincinnati, Aug. . Murat Ilalstead was
given a rousing weloome home Haturday
oight in Music Hall, which was lacked with
peojle. Among the speakers who addressed
the audience were Mayor Moshy, Governor
Poraker and Professor Parhain, colored, and
all spoke of Mr. Halstead in tb? warmest
terans. The distinguished journalist made a
ihort aililres in the course of which, refer
ring to bis rejection by the United States
tenate, be said: "True, I think personal in
justice was done, but at the same tune it was
a kindness. Under all circumstances it was
far batter for me individually that I was not
eat as minister to Hjrliu. I say that I have
no revenges to take. I am satisfied with
matters as they are."
There is more catarrh in this section of
the country than all other diseases put
together, and until the last few years was
supposed to be incurable. For a great
many years doctors pronounced it a local
disease, and prescribed local remedies.and
by constantly failing to cure with local
treatment, pronounced it incurable. Sci
ence bas proven catarrh to be a constitu
tional disease, and therefore requires con
stitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured by F.J. Cheney &
Co., Toledo, Ohio, is the only constitu
tional cure on the market It ia taken in
ternally in doses from ten drops to a tea
spoonful. It acts directly upon the blood
and mucus surface of the system. They
offer one hundred dollars for any case it
falls to cure. Bend for circulars and tes
F. J. Chbnkt & Co., Toledo, O.
Bold by druggists, 75c.
They Ply Their Trade With In
A PLUCKY OOHDUOTOR'S TIGHT.
Re Makes HIinaeURo Unpleasant That the
Robbers Jump from a Flying; Train and
Kscape One Coach of Pamensrera on the
Wtbwh Relieved of Valuable Opera
tions on the Fort Worth In Texas The
Mall and Express Cars Visited Criminal
IHiln- or Varied Atrocity.
Kansas City, Ma, Aug. 5. One of the
boldest and most daring train robberies ever
perpetrated in Missouri occurred on the
Wabaxh train which left the Union station
at 8:30 o'clock Saturday night. The train,
which was made up of a smoker, two sleep
ers for St Louis, an Illinois Central coach
and the St Paul coach in the order named,
had palled nut of Harlem, where it was due
at 8:35, and hail run a distance of attout four
miles, when two men entere.l the rear door
of tlie St Paul sleeper. One of them had
utilized a white handkerchief as a mask, and
the other a red one.
"Hold Tp Your Hand."
They ordered all passengers to hold np
their bands, and enforced their orders with
abraci of Colt's revolvers. One of them ap
proached each asstngr, and, while the
other kept watch of the victims, took every
thing of value that could be conveniently
fonn l. There were only a few pass njors in
the car and the work of r.hli.-ry was soon
complete. As soon as all had been relieved
of their valuables amounting to $175 and
two fc"ld watches the robbers backed out
of the front duT of the car, being careful
to keep their shooting-irons pointed toward
tbe helpless travelers.
Thev Meet the Conductor.
They stepped on tbe platform, and just as
they were alxiut to enter the Illinois Central
coach Conductor Ro!i came out of the
door, being on his first trip through the train
to collect fares. One of the rohhers pushed
his revolver under the conductor's nose and.
with an oath, oni.ired him to held up his
hands. Tbe conductor suppd from tbe
nature of their disguise that a number of
railroad men who had taken passage' on the
train were playing a practical joke on him.
And Catrh a Tartar.
With a laugh be attempted to push past
them and enter tbe sleeper. Just then a gust
of wind swept aside the masks of the robbers
and then he knew that tbe affair was one of
dead earnest He had no weapon, but be
carried bis lantern in bis hand, and with that
he dealt one of the men a vicious hiow on
the head, smashing the lantern's glass and
extinguishing tha light Simultaneously
with bis assault the other robber tired a shot
at him from his revolver. Tbe aim was had
and the bullet missed its mark. The first
rohlier had by Uiis time recovered himself,
and he, too, tot a shot at the conductor.
His aim was no more precise than bis part
ner's. A Ttevperate Break for Liberty.
The robbers then, w itb one more parting
shot, swung off from tbe steps of the cir.
The train was ruuning at the rate of twenty
live miles an hour too fast for any one, ex
cept nnder desjierate chances, to jump off
without risking his life, and Conductor
Roach did not attempt it He swung out
beyond the side of the car, however, and saw
the rohhers arise ami make with all baste
for the dirt road that leads to Kansas City.
That was the last seen of them. One of tbe
passengers in the St Faul conch, who had
been robbed, when he beard tbe firing on tbe
p'atform pulled the cord that connects with
the air-brake, and the train cam to a stand
still. By this time the train had run a mile
beyond tbe place where the robbers bad es
caped. A Pneae in Tumult.
W. IL Bonnell, special agent of the road,
was a passenger in the smoking car. When
the train came to a sudden stop he rushed
out to ascertain ths cause. Learning from
the conductor the occurrence of the robbery,
be immediately set to work to begin the
ohase for tbe robbers. He ordered the en
gineer to run the train to Randolph, a few
m lee ahead, and there he uncoupled the en
gine and rail it back to riarlem. There be
found Iieputy Sheriff Tomlinson, who at
once orgnni2el a posse and started In pur
suit of tbe fleoing robbers. Up to 8 o'clock
yesterday morning uo one of them bail been
discovered. Mr. Bonnell, after he bad taken
evury possible step to insure the capture of
tbe fugitives at Randolph, enme to Kansas
City, where arrived at 3 o'clock, and re
ported tbe ri.blwry at police headquarters. j
ROBBERS ABROAD IN TEXAS.
The F.xprres and Mail Cam on the Fort
Worth Railway Robbed.
iyRT Worth, Tex., Aug. 5. The south
bound Fort Worth and Denver mail and ex
press train was held up by six masked men.
at it o'clock yesterday morning, lietween
Cheyenne and Tacoaa, Tex., about 375 miles
from Fort worth. Tbe ranmnr rwsIm
were detached, and tbe engineer forced to
pull the locomotive ahead a few yards, and
then walk back and force open tbe ex
The Kxprene Car Robbed.
Messenger Marsh had concealed all the ex
press packages, and put out tbe lights. When
tbe engineer had forced tbe door partially
open a revolver was turned on Marsh and
be was forced to open the dvor. Three pack
ages of tbe Pacific Express comany's
money were obtained, but this was a small
part of what was in the car.
Next tbe Mail Car.
Route Agent Wolcott was nexi. compelled
to open the mail car. He bad hidden all his
registers but one. This tbe robbers seized,
and, ripping open the mail pouches, scat
tered their contents to the winds. Tbe total
iu money secured is t-,00. The passengers
bad coin-eoled their money, but were not (mo
Tried Their Artillery.
Twenty-five or thirty shots were fired into
the express and mail cars, but neither Marsh
nor Wolcott was injured. Tbe officers of
tbe surrounding country are scouring tbe
country for the robbers After the robbery
the engineer was ordered to pull out, and a
parting volley was fired after him.
An Aged Female Burglar.
IShaintree, Muss., Aug. 6. A female
burglar, about G5 years of age, was arrested
after asevere tussle about ISo'clook Saturday
night in tbe residence of Horace Absrcrom-
bie. Blie would give no name, bat stated
that she had subsisted in the woods on ber
ries for the past few weeks, and bad no
The Dally Doaneetle Deviltry.
Kaltimohr, Md., Aug. a. win. IJoJan, a
bookkaejier, SO yean of age, shot bis young
wife dead Saturday night at their elegantly
appointed home, Na 3M East Lanvale street,
and then ended bis own existenae by putting
s bullet through bis own heart The direct
xujk of tt e tragedy will never be known,
but Mra I'olan's mother, a Mrs. Ballard,
states Pi .at he was very jdulous of his wife.
They bad attended tbe opera together during
tbe evening, and were both corps.' fivemin
utes after arrival at home.
OUTRAGE IN WEST VIRGINIA.
A Family Robbed and tha Wife's Heau
ttful Tren Rained with Tar.
rxUKEHsBiHo, W. Va., Aug. 6. Friday
night a band of fifteen masked men dragged
the family of George Brown, a prominent
Veti'J county citiien, from tlieir beds, and.
while two men held them, tlie others ran
sacked tbe house. They then took a pot of
tar and completely covered the heads of Mr.
and Mrs. Brown. Mrs. Brown, whose golden
treases wore muca admired, bas teen com
pelled to ahsve close to her bead. Home of
the miscreants have been identified and will
Characteristic Missouri Pioalc
Carctbersville, Mo., Aug. 5. Vernie
Spencer, aged 16, eloped last week with Ben
Knott, but the couple were pursued and
brought back. The girl's guardian forced
her to marry snot ler'adniirer named John
Orton. On Saturd ly the friends of aU par
ties met at a picnic and a general shooting
ooenrred, during vhich Henry Oliver, one
of Knott's friend was killed. The people
in tbe village haie taken sides and more
trouble is feared.
A So rvs for Murdered.
Baltimore, Md,, Aug. fc A special from
Buokhannon, W. Vs., says: While Rich
ard Molack, of M Iddleport, Pa., was con
ducting some survsying operations In Ran
dolph county yestf rday he was ambushed,
shot in the bock . nd instantly killed. His
murderer is not kiiown, but the shot is sup
posed to have been fired by some squatter
on the lands who was afraid of being dis
possessed. Genre Is a Pretty Slick One.
Cleveland, O., Aug. 5. J. A. Genres, a
young contractor f this city, began build
ing a house on St Clair street Friday for
Adam Schorndorf. After putting In one
day's work on the job Gearee secured $1,000
from Schorndorf on tbe contract, and that
night eloped with the latter's wife. Gehrei
leaves a wife and tour children,
Sykes Must Go to Prison.
Chicago, Ang. The motion of James
W. Sykes, the Chicago seedsman, for a new
trial was refused Saturday by Judge Baker,
who sentenced tht prisoner to tbe peniten
tiary for two yea -s for issuing fraudulent
warehouse receip'a. The prisoner was re
manded to jail wit bout bail.
DOESN'T APPLY TO ROME.
The Contract La'ior l4iw Will Not Inter
fere with liomiu Catholic Proreasor.
Baltimore, Md , Aug. 5. Notwithstand
ing the recent decision of Solicitor of the
Treasury Hepburr, adverse to the importa
tion of the foreign professors engaged by
Bishop Keane but winter for the Roman
Catholic University at Washington, those
gentlemen will coine to this country and take
the places for whi.-h they are intended. Tbe
educators in question are the R?v. Dr.
Schroeder. of th Cologne seminary, for
dogmatic theology; Rev. Dr. Banquillon, of
the university at Lille, moral theology ; Dr.
Hyvernat, of tin Appolonaire at Rome,
holy scriptures; Iv. Dr. Joseph Pohle, of
Fulda, philosophy, and Charles Warren
Stoddard, Englist literature.
K.very thing Arranged.
After the rendering of Mr. Hepburn's
opinion the mattsr was carrisd before tbe
attorney general, boping for a reversal nf
decision, but the attorney general declined
to take up tbe case because it was as yet
hypothetical. He would give no opinion
until the arrival in this country of the par
ties referred to. Since that time everything
bas been arrange. I, it ia understood, to the
entire satisfaction of the university author
They Will Be Allowed to Come In.
They have been given assurances that their
foreign educators will not be interfered with.
so a gentleman, a government official of
high standing, sal I Friday. There will be no
difficulty whatevtr, he said. The professors
will be permitted to land wltbont question. If,
however, upon ttntr arrival objection should
come from any q iarter it will be decided by
competent author ty that tbe law providing
for the exclusioa of labor under contract
was not intended -O apply to tbe class named
DISOBEDIE NCE Of ORDERS.
A Reckless Conductor Responsible for a
a Fatal Wreck.
Alexandria, Va., Ang. 5. A fatal acci
dent occurred on the Virginia Midland road
near Burleya earl r yesterday morning. Two
freight trains coll ided on a heavy grade. The
engines were sma thed and the cars almost
entirely destroyed. Fireman Fox, of Wash
ington, was killed. Charles Davis, tbe
gineer of tbe sou' b-bound train, was fatally
hurt He lived at Alexandria. His legs and
arms were broken, and he was injured in
ternally. A brat eman named Leaser w
injured about tte hands. Engineer Hayes
and Brakeman M. A. McDonald are missing,
and are supposed to be under the wreck.
Fireman Kelly ai.d Brakeman McClain, both
of Alexandria, wore also badly injured.
The Conductor Disappears.
Conductor Bu inborn, of the south-bound
train, bas disappeared entirely. It is re
ported that be d: sobered orders in not tak
ing a siding at the bottom of the grade, and
that tbe accident is directly attributable to
Wales and Wilhelm Looking Around.
Los DO, Aug. 5. Emperor William and
tbe Prince of Wales visited msny of the
English war vessels Saturday, akd after in
sporting toe menster ironclads, went on
board tbe little t cpedo boat commanded by
Prince George at Wales. The latter, who
in cob form i ty w th the rigid discipline of
tbe service, bad remained on board bis ves
sel all night, war highly complimented by
his cousin, tbe en.peror, on tbe effectiveness
of all tbe applian les en board the unique lit
The Coko Strike Spread ins;.
Fittsburo, Pit., Ang. &. A Bcottdale,
Pa., special to Tbe Leader says: Urer fifty
five coke plants, comprising 9,000 evens, are
now idle in tb Connellsville coke region and
we lorces oi m HiriKer uvtbMa Uttm
to 10,00i) men. One thousand men, em
ployes of R C Frick & Co. , at tbe Standard
works, the large t in the region, came out
Saturday. Four Hungarians, who went to
work at Donnel 's, were driven away by
women of their c wn nationality.
Bismarck, I). T., Aug. 5. The most im
portant work of the constitutional conven
tion Haturday w ts the adoption of a pream
ble and bill of rights, and an article prohib
iting railroad ccmpanies or other corpora
tions from keeping blacklists oa employes for
tbe purpose of p -eventing them from secur
Five Towns In Peril.
Springfield, Maes., Aug, 5 At H o'clock
Saturday night news was receive.i that the
water at Laurel dam, at Lee, had raised to
within four inches of the top, and was slow
ly rising. It ka rained incessantly for ten
days, and is still raining. The dam bokls
hark two miles of water, ana if it hurste, as
is probable, five towns will be flooded.
SPOKANE FALLS BURNING.
Only One Dispatch Received Before
Wires Went Down.
San Francisco, Aug. 5. A dispatch
from Spokane Xalls, W. T., says that tbe
tpwn is Durnuig. me wires nave gone
down, and no particulars can be obtained,
lite Dakota Debt Divided.
Sioux Falls, D. T., Aug. S. Tbe ques
tion of division of the territorial debt has
been decided by the committees of North
and South Dakota appointed for that pur
pose, and tbe re lort was adopted here Satur
day by tbe cons' itutional convention. Esh
half of tbe terr tory pays for tbe work dene
in that half. North Dakota begins with a
debt of t'rtO.OOO and South Dakota STlO.OOft.
Tbe work of th convention is practically
One Boulangist Elected.
Paris, Ang. t. The results of forty-three
second ballots in the French cantons yester
day, show that twelve Republicans, thirty
Conservatives, f nd one Boulangist have beea
elected. The successful Boulangist is M. Le-
gucrre, member of the chamber of deputies,
and be was elec ed in La Rocbelle.
The Wool her We May Expect.
Washington Citt. Ang. &. Following are
ue vtuM inaicaiions lor tbirty-slx hours
from S o'clock x m. yesterday: For Iea
Fair, warmer weather, winds shifting te
southeasterly. For Illinois Fair weather.
except in extrenie southern portion showers;
warmer, except in central portion stationary
temperature; na-theosterly winds. For Wis
consinFair, el glitly warmer weather east
erly winds, for Upper Michigan Fair,
warmer weamei-; winds shifting to easterly.
For Lower Mich Igan Generally fair weather,
except showers n extreme southeast pmiIob;
warmer In nortl . . rn. stationary trmperatare
in southern portion: northerly winds. For
Indiana Showers in southeast, fair weather
In northwest portion: stationary temperature
in southeast, winner In northwest portion;
Porter's Big Machine Getting
Into Working Ordar.
BEAUTY OD UTILITY COMBINED.
The Pretty Typewriter Olrl an Important
Element la Its Make-ap A Proposed
Corner la Water That Dlea a-Borala
The Warship Michigan to Be at the Mil
waukee Encampment Our Embarrass
ment of Dampness.
Washington City, Aug. 6. A surpris
ingly Urge machine is that which Mr. Porter
bas set iu motion in the quarters of the cen
sus office in this city, and it Is not a tenth
part as big now as it will be a year hence.
About a hundred typewriters and clerks are
now at work. In March of next year 2,000
clerks will be at work, and in June the 40,000
enumerators will take tbe field. Ten pretty
girls are now working typewriters in the
census office, and soon there will be fifty. It
is a remarkable fact that every one of the
ten is really pretty, though good looks are
not among the tests applied by the little
imitation of the civil service com
mission which examines applicants for em
ployment. Value ol the Typewriter.
In 1S.H0 the typewriter was not used at all
by Gen. Walker, but Mr. Porter considers
that the day of the pen copyist has gone,
and will not have his records in script where
tlie legible wort of t ie typewriter is prac
ticable for his purpose. Thin substitution of
the typewriter tor the pn, Mr. Porter cal
culates, will result in a saving of $JO,000 to
the government, consequent upon tbe rapid
Uy with which the work will lie done
Work for the Pen.
Tbe only work for penmen at the office ia
the addressing of envelopes, and this will
not require a large force for several months
to come. When tbe work of the census
taking is at its height there will probably be
forty or fifty ladies employed in ad lressing
envelopes. The numbers of these coverings
of census office communications called in
use seem incredible. Even now, when tbe
work is not developed, it is not uncommon
for an order of a quarter million envelopes
to I given.
John Roach's Niece.
Among tbe pretty lady clerks, w hose work
it is to address these missives, is Miss Ella
Byron, a niece of tbe late John Roach, tbe
Philadelphia shipbuilder. She is said to have
the remarkable record of 3,.vX envelopes ad
dressed in one day of seven hours, while 1,
300 is considered a very good day's work for
tbe usual penman. Tbe mad of tha office al
ready comprises several thousand letters
daily, largely composed of applications for
Many Applicants for a Poor Job.
Tbe office of enumerator is accompanied
by a very small compensation, yet 100,000
applications havs been put in for appoint
ment E.ioh letter received is answered.
which involves a tremendous correspond
ence. Several hundred of these letters daily
have to be answered by the superintendent,
woe employes four stenographer. Not a
small part of the work now bvtng prosecuted
under Mr. Porter is that or preparing the
maps showing tbe census districts for all
parts of tbe country. These districts do not
correspond with the congressional districts,
but are composed of counties, giving each
supervisor about five times as much terri
tory as congressmen have inclosed within
A CORNER ON WATER.
Scbenses of Certain Speculator That Will
Come to Naught.
Washington Citt, Aug. 5. Secretary
Noble Saturday received a telegram from
Governor Snoup, of Idaho, conveying tbe
text of a long string of whereases and reso
lutions, tbe gist of which is that certain
land tjt rather water speculators are fol
lowing tbe United States surveyors engaged
In making surveys of the water facilities of
tbe arid sections of tbe west, the purpose of
said ?peculat?s being to file claims on all
tlie water privileges so as to control the sup
ply and put tbe territory at their mercy for
water storage and irrigation. Tbe resolu
tions, therefore, call upon the secretary to
take such steps as may be necessary to balk
this little gime,
No Necessity of Worry.
Secretary Noble replied, quoting a section
of tbe law providing for tbe surveys, which
absolutely reserves all the water privilege
in question and lands needed for irrigating
pnrpuses to tbe United States, and complete
ly shuts out tbe said speculators uulesS the
president opens the lands, etc, tor entry.
The secretary assures tbe governor that tbe
government is master of the situation, and
that any person or persons who file on tbe
coveted property will have their labor for
Appointed to Office.
Washington City. Aug. & Saturday tbe
president appointed J. R. C. Pitkin, of Lou-
kaaoa, mtainw of tho United Hiatus to th
Argentine rwpucuic; dona r . ratty, n,u
offioer at New Orleans, and has offered the
cnllectorsbip of that port to ex-Governor
Warmouth. Patty ia a prominent colored
lawyer of New Orleans.
Among tbe postmasters appointed were
the followiug: Illinois Eugene R. Fletcher,
Morris: Israel C Cope. Streator. Iowa
William Wilson, Jr., Washington. Mich
igan Edward 8. Horion, North viile; George
W. Jones, Imlay City; Frederick F. Hoag
lin, Albion. Wisconsin ChaileoK. Bowles,
Janesvllle; John B.Gill, Marghfteld, Henry
A. Chase, V iroquo.
Senator Sawyer's Lueky Strike.
Washington Citt, Aug. 5. Senator
Sawyer's investment in mining lands near
this city has proven wonderfully remunera
tive. Two years ago bs secured the title of
the ttrotiertv bv the advice of Dr Kemraster
and since that time has developed tbe find to
a considerable extent in tbe way of stamp
mill, ditching and shaft-sinking. The total
investment to data is 60,000. It was
nounced Saturday that the senator had re
ceived an offer of $0,UJ0 for a three-fifths
interest in the property, which ia a gold
Pension Cases Mode "PpeeinL"
Washinotoh Citt, Aug. 5. Commis
sioner Tanner bas had ir3 of tbe ttf8 pension
cases made "special" since he has been in
office withdrawn from tbe flies to find out
who were the attorneys, and it is discovered
that George F. Lemon bad charge of ninety-
eight ef them and W. W. Dudley eleven.
The remainder ore distributed between about
830 attorneys in various numbers.
A Great Tear for Rain.
Washihgtox Citt, Aug. 5 Accoiding
to the signal service officers tbe spring of
1880 bas -been marked by greater rainfall
than any spring of which the service has
record, ja Frankford, Ma, for instance, in
tbe rouU.of the storm, the rainfall was
inches for twenty-four hours; at Wsuseon,
O., it was 6.4 inches; at Frederick, Md., it
was 5. 25 inches; at Bolar, in Virginia, 6.
inches; in tbe Grampian hills of Pennsyl
vania, about twenty-five miles from Johns-
townee. 37 inches; in New York, 6 inches.
The largest rainfall ever knovn in tbe
United States for twenty-four hours was at
Alexandria, La.. June 15 and 10. 18K& The
amount was SI. 4 inches.
Canadian Cars Not Dutiable.
Washington Citt, Aug. 5. A question
that has been mooted among the officials
here and in tbe press all over the country
was decided by Secretary Windom Saturday
It was whether oars belonging to Canadian
railways, and used in the transportation
goods into and through portions of tbe
United States were dutiable under the cus
toms laws. The secretary, in brief , 'says no,
aud that they never have teen so regarded.
A War Teasel as tbe Encampment,
Washington Citt, Aug. 5. The execu
tive committee of the national encampment,
O. A. B-, to be held at Milwaukee this month,
have asked the secretary of the navy to or
der the Michigan, the government war ves
sel on the lakes, to take part in the military
aud naval display that will mark the oc
casion. Secretary Tracy will probably grant
the request. - '
WENT IN FOR VICTORY OR DEATH.
Tha Arab Forces and Their Leader Insist
cm a Terrible Slaughter.
London, Aug. 5. Eugland ia drawing a
long breath of relief after the news of tbe
complete rout of her enemies in Egypt on
the banks of the Nile early Saturday morn
ing. Further details of the battle received
here describe it as a scene of revolting
slaughter, such as could scarcely occur where
both combatants are civilized soldiers. Nor
does the responsibility for the butchery rest
upon the English troops aud their Egyptian
Victory or Death with Them.
Long afler the fate o f the day had been
decided, after all hope of recovering their
lost ground must have been abandoned by
the fanatical dervishes, they continued to
hurl themselves upon their foes only to be
mercilessly mowed down as ripe grain before
the reaper. They refused all quarter and
gave none, but witn a grim determination
that knew but two issues to a fight victory
death they fought as bravely and as
tubbornly when the deadly fire of their ene
mies bad cut great swathes in their ranks,
and when every movement was hampered
by the piled up bodies of their own dead, as
when first withunbroken front aud confident
of victory, they faced their foes.
The Dervish Iader Killed.
It was while leading the scattered rem
nants of his brave warriors in this forlorn
hope that the Dervish leader, Wad-el N'jumi,
fell, pierced by a bullet in his brain. His
followers, nothing tlaunted by bis fate,
dashed themselves over and over again upon
tbe pitiless and unbroken line of rille barrels
in front of them, and kept up the tljlit long
alter every vestige of organization among
them had lievn destroyed, and when notbiug
was loit for the scattered fanatics but to sell
their lives as dearly as poeMbln. So it come
that fu ly one-half of the invader's force
was left dead upon the field.
The Arab Koi-re Wiped Ont
Tbe small number ! lighting men which
Wad-el-N'jumi brought into tlie engagement
is a complete surprise. All estimates hereto
fore credited him with an available force of
no less than 6,000 men, while it turns out
that be could not at any time have had more
than half that number. The whole Dervish
force is now completely wiped out, and all
mmediate danger of an invasion from that
quarter is at an emb
Kmatl Lnw of the IlrilUh.
The number of casualties suffered in the
engagement by the British and Egyptians
surprisingly small. Taeir total loss is
eventeen killed ani 1H1 wounded. One
thousand Dervsh prisoners were captured.
DIAMOND FIELD PERFORMANCES.
Result of Recent Flaying; The Weakly
Itevlrw of roltlon Sporting Notes.
CmcAGQs.Aug. 5. There was no change
in tbe ptvitions of the clubs in the National
base ball league this week. The cranks in
this city were lifted to the seventh heaven ef
base 111 happiness by tbe success f Anson's
"babies'' against the Cleveland cLb for tbe
first two games, but their joy was dashed to
earth with a dull thud when Cleveland took
tbe third game, Saturday. Chicago, how
ever, improved its figure in the average
column. Tbe standing ef the different base
ball combinations is given below:
National Leajrue. Plavm! Won. Loml Pr. ot.
Boston 77 SO 17 A4S
New ork 76 4ri :r.t .sis
Philadelphia 7 4 as .S45
Cleveland Hi 44 S7 JV4S
CbtMwo i j 40 .sia
lniitanapoli4 ci as 4W .402
Pltt-sburir hi si 4 jihs
Washuifc'Um 7s 43 342
Western. Won. 1h.-P c tuortcan. Won. Ixt P.o
.BH t. Lou It.. St
St. I'MllI V.
.si 4 RroeMja . 5.1
.525 Baltimore. 4S
.4V) Alhieilo... 41
.447 Ctac-tnnutt 46
.4 )4 Kan. Out 34
.7 Columbus SS
JH, Louisville 20
Chicago Chicaee 1.
Cleveland 2; at New York New York 18,
Philadelphia S eight innings, darkness; at
Pittsburg Pittsburg 6, Indianapolis 8; at
vt ashington U ashlngton 8, Boston 3.
American association, Saturdav: At
Brooklyn Brooklyn 18, Rt. Louis 6 seven
innings, darkness; at Philadelphia Athletic
3, Louisville 0; at Baltimore Baltimore 6,
Cincinnati 2; at Columbus Columns 4.
Kansas City 5. Sunday: At Columbus
Columbus ft, Kansas City 4; at Brooklyn-
Brooklyn 7, St Louis 2; at Gloucester
Athletic 0, Louisville 7.
Western league, Maturdav: At Minneap
olis MinnraiNiliS S, D-nver 9: at Des
Moines Di-s Moines 4, St. Jeph 10; at St.
Paul St. Paul Omaha 9; at Milwaukee
Milwaukee 14, Sioux City 2 eight in
nings. Sunday: At Mil waukee Milwaukee
Omaha 6; at St Paul St Paul 10, Deu-
The I tow in the Weotern League.
Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 5. The West
ern Ball league met at tbe West Hotel yes
terday afternoon to settle a tiatcb or griev
ances that have Ixvn aired in tlie papers far
several days. Barnes, of St. Paul, and
Quin, of Milwaukee, were responsible for
vtMf MM.tinff Mllnl R.,t.h m.n w ,.l
the scal of Swretary Morton and I'mnlnnt
McCormick, claiming that the former would
not appoint umpires unless tlioy were favor
able to the Minima ik. lis tain. The meeting
was a grand fiasco. Neither Barnes nor Quin
was present in person. It was decided to re
fer all grievances to tbe directors, the meet
ing refusing to accept the resignations of
Morton and McCormick.
Well Matched Wrentlers. f .
Milwaikkk, Wis., Aug. 5. At 9 p. in.
Friday D. A. McMillan, of this city, and
Henry Snellen borper, of Michigan, began
the most remarkable wrestling match that
ever took place here. It took McMillan an
hour and a half to win the first fall, and
within four and a half minutes of two heurs
to win the second. Sbellenberger then tare
McMillan after a struggle lasting one hour
and five minutes. By this time it was 8 a. m.
Saturday, aud ten minutes later th calcium
lights went ont and the referee postponed
tbe finish until to-night
Rowing on Lake Minnetanka.
Minneapolis, Miin.,Aug. 5. The rowing
races on Lake Minnetonka Saturday resulted
as follows: Seuior four oara, 1W milas, won
by Winnipeg in 10:12; junior singles, IX
miles, H. D. Pearsim, Duluth, in 11:13;
senior doubles, VS miles, Winnipeg took the
race by rowing over tbe course, the Lur-
lines not appearing; time, 10:48.
An American Wheelman Wins.
London, Aug. S. The ten-mile champion
bicycle race over the Aylestone track Satur
day was won by Ralph Temple, of Chicago,
who defeated Howell, Woodall and several
other famous cyclists. All records were
broken by Temple.
Winning Racers Noted.
Chicago, Aug. 5. The winning horses at
the West Hide park Saturday were Lady
Blackburn, Bankrupt, Unite, Champagne
Charley, Luserne, Molly C. and H inslow.
Tbe time was not notable in any race.
The Conquering; Ilero Coats).
Jackson, Miss., Aug. S. John L. Sulli
van arrived bare yesterday after a triumph
ant passage through the state, ladies even
paying tribute to tbis greatness, and giving
him lowers. V hen be arrived here there
was such a demand to sea him that a recep
tion was held at tbe hotel, and hundreds
railed. This cam to the ears of tha gov
ernor, wnereupon he waxed angry with
great wrath and ordered John L. into jail,
wbers be now languishes.
Bsrkt Ea Route to Chisago.
Winnipeg, Man., Aug. 5. Burke, th
Cronin murder suspect, was smuggled
aboard a train here yesterday and bef te any
one except tbs officials and newspaper men
were aware of it ha was oa his way to Chi
cago. Chief of Folic Hubbard is with him.
A telegram from Fargo, D. T., says a crowd
of Irishmen, one of whom said h was
Crooin's cousin, wanted to kill tb prisoner,
but he was gotten through with whole bones.
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A CANADIAN SKrPPEK'S EXPLOIT.
He Carries the United States Steamer
Kuan's l'rtze Crew of One Into n ltritUh
Fort, the Aforesaid Crew Thinking Il
rretlon the Better Tart of Valor A
Movement of Knglinh War VeelH
Victoria, B. C, Aug. 5 There is great
excitement here. The schooner Black Dia
mond arrived Saturday from Bvliting wn
The particulars of tbe seizure by the Amer
ican revenue cutter, as given by tbo captain.
are as follows: "July 11, at 3:80 in the after
noon, wegot a catch of fifty-three sa!s. At
A p. iu. we sighUnl tbe revenue cutter Rush.
She came up to us and ordered us to beave
to. e did so. Tbe chief otllcer came
aboard and demanded our poiiers. We re
fused to give thetu to him, and he tben got a
screw-driver and screwed off tbe binges on
the locks in the cabin, took the papers and
105 seal skins, and all the Indian pears and
ten bags of salt.
A I'riae Crew of One.
'Then he put John Hawkins, an able sea-
mau, aboard, with instructions to us not to
interfere, as sailing master. We kept the
course for CMtta. Tbe Kusu then sailed
away, and at 6:15 in the afternoon was out
of sight. Tbis was in latitude Mi 'degrees 10
minutes, and longitude 170 degrees 'JO min
utes west As soon as tbe Rush was lost
sight of a southwest course was steered right
for Victoria Hawkins from the start saw
it was impossible to attempt to take the
charge of affairs in bis own hands and con
sequently lay in his bunk nearly the whole
tune, not attempting to interfere. July 15
we sighted Ouualaska island and sighted the
Rush just leaving tbe harbor."
Hawkins Accepted the Situation.
John Hawkins, the American able seaman
brought down on the Black Diamond, says
he was treated kin Uy by everybody. When
be was put aboard the schooner he said to
his officers: "Instead of takiug her to Sitka
they may go to Victoria." Tbey did not
answer him. Most of the time lie kept
in his bunk, sensibly abstaiuin from inter
fering. Tbe Rush, when, she boarded tbe
Black Diamond, took away the whole of her
guns, ammunition, seals, and salt hags. CQJ
loes Look a Little That War-
Mr. Hammley. collector of customs here,
says that be is of tbe opinion, and it is also
the general impression, that when Hawkins
was put aboard the Black Diamond the peo
ple on the Hush did not care whether she
came to Victoria or not, as long as she got
seals. Hawkins has told evei vltiintr to the
American consul here, who h-is wire! the
Washington authorities atout the m ttter.
BRITISH CRUISERS GO NORTH.
A 5lVfnicnl That May lie SicuiHrant of
Winnipeg, Man., Aug. 5. A government
officer named Bunting arrived here yester
day from Esquiuiault, B. C. lie says that
five ships and two torpxio lioats of tbe Brit
ish Pacific fcuuadron, have cone north to
Behring sea with open or lera. Two more
ships have been ordered to Victoria, and are
now on tbe way. Bunting says the captain
of the ship who first brought the news of the
seizure of the sealr Black Diamond bv the
United States cutter Rush, made some state
ments to Admiral rieneate, afb-r which tele
grams were sent to Ottawa and cablegrams
to London, tbe answers to which wore re
ceived the same day, aud tbe u.-xt day tbe
squadron left for the north.
Much Clamor at Victoria.
Great excitement prevails at Victoria, and
the jieoplo aro clamoring for the government
to take active measures to prevent any fur
ther interference with British sln'is in tbe
open sea. Bunting states Umt some of the
sealers in tlie north will fight liefore they
will submit to seizure, tbey being well armed
for such en emergency.
FeelhiK Good at Ottawa.
Ottawa, Out, Aug. 5. The intelligence
of tbe es capo of the British schooner Block
Diamond from the American authorities iu
Behring sea spread like wildfire, and in the
various hotels expressions of satisfaction
were heard. The itnpressiou seems to pre
vail that the Black Diamond wilt not be sur
rendered by the Canadian authorities, as
such a course would be in opposition to Cana
dian sentiment. Tbe vessel, it is admitted,
will be liable to sMrure if ever discovered in
American watars The miutster of customs
bas telegraphed to Victoria for full particu
lars of tlie Black Diamond's escape. Mem
bers of the cabinet decline to be inter
viewed. Would De a Three-Hondod Fight.
New York, Aug. 6. The World's Wash
ington special says that in repard to the
United States' title to Behring &ea Congress
man Karquhar, who has mad' careful in
quiry into the matter of tbe s-al fisheries,
says that if Eqgland were to go to war over
tbe Bebriags sea trouble she wculd have
both Russia and the United States to Ibiht,
as Ruasia guaranteed tha title to tbe sea to
tha United States.
Tha Amerloaa Author! ties.
Washington Citt, Aug. The stats de
partment and other offidala here say they
have heard nothing officially of tha escape
of the Black Diamond, and decline to talk
about the matter.
. The sword-flsh ought to hare no diffi
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