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rTHE BOCK ISLAKD ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21,
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Wednesday, August 21, 1889.
Th democratic sttte ticket just nont
latled at Richmond It enthusiastically
received bj Virginia democrats. The?
st that It removes the last vestige of
doubt m to tbe resalt of the campaign.
The Indian bureau baa sent out a cir
cular to applicants tor teachers' positions
In tbe Indian schools, Informing them
that no prrson will be appointed who has
not the ability to itand the examination
reuhired to secure a similar position in
tbe best school i for white children. If
this bureau 11 res up to the circulars it
has of late been sending out, the scan
dais In the Indian service are likely to be
It ia remarkable how quick foreigners
"catch on" to the American way of do
fner thinirs. The French cook who was
recently discharged from the white house,
and who for several days had the papers
fall of an intended suit to lie brought
against the president for breach of con
tract, now says that she never bad any
Me of bringing any such suit, hut as she
and ber husband are about to open a
bearding bouse in Washington she
thought jt would be a good idea to
eat some free advertising in the news-
papera. She believed it would pay
Dasaaclac a ir la th Wrt
Sonora, Cal., Aug. 21- Fire starling
here late last night destroyed a large part
of the business section, including a bank,
the Masonic ball and many other build
Ings. F. Duhring. a prominent mer
chant, dropped dead from excitement.
THE FEUO IN MASONRY.
A Thirty-Third Hqm Mrmli.r Qulta th
I'arllaana of OrnmiH.
Ntw York, Auk. 'Jl. Miimniic circle
war greatly agitate.1 jwiut.It by th resie-
nation of 1'ast Oram! ComninW William
H rVckbam. tiiirty-tliir.1 decree, from mem
bership in I'erneau Consistory, No. 1, thirty,
second decree, this city, thus a.'V.riii; bis
connection with rswltinh rite Masonry.
Tbis action ailU new interent to tb bitter
laud between tha adherent of AIUrt Pika
and tboa of Ferdinnnd (few-gas. Every ad
herent of tha latter in, by recent Masonic
proclamation, in danger of expulsion from
tb riliM lolifrf of Masonry, an 1 tha resigns
tion of Mr. I'ektiam will, it t Mill by prom
inent Masons, ha fulkweil by ninny other.
Ma.t Heller la a Person a I !.
Mr. Pack barn's rmipnatinn, a ho states in
n open tetter ad.lrem I "To tha Masonic
fratarnity throughout tha world," ia lav-atis
of tba affiliation of tha supreme council of
tba body with the Oram! Orient of France,
which doe not recognut th existence of a
personal Ood; whereas, Mr. IVrAham states,
aurb recognition Is tlm very corner-stone of
true Masonry Mr. I'ei-k barn has been a
Mason forty years.
Panic In f'rarker Hakery.
"iw York. Auj. SI. The New Kug land
Cra'kr bakery at .VI tlans Kvoorl street
caught Are in the bnwnieiit yeKt. r lay after
noon and qui' kly ci.iu'nimi.MtisI to tba first
floor. On the floor aUva over sixty girls wrrr
t work. Tbi-y werr pinic tri ken and for a
t im it was feared that they -ould not be
gotten out of tbe budding. There were no
Ha lll th Paraa-hnl Art.
tCBigt lt, la, Aur. -1. Johnny Siniones,
lu-year-ol I Imy of this city, recently wit
Ded a arachute d. -iit from billoon
and thought he would imitate ,'t. He pro
cured an umhrvlln and C"itig W- l!ie top of
tba boils spread bis umbrella and mad the
leap. H Inn led on tbe ground and bad
both arms broken, his head ha lly cut, and
was otherwise inJiirerL
Tlllaid ne Jiide Knah ttsvia.
Ntw York, Aug -I Henry Villard has
begun suit aguiiist ex-Judi; Noab Davis for
f 1 JTi.tNsi, i-oiiiiiiiiMion on a stock transaction
wblcb took plai-e several ye.tr ago. Tba de
fence is that tba atot k, wtnrh Judge Davis
bought a an investment for an estat of
which he was trus'ee, was not as valu ibis as
represented, and that the ronimis,ions were
A Mil ot t'nai'he on I'arad.
LrrHi.EftrM. N H. Aii; 21 Th couching
parade here yesterday was greut success,
TU weaklier wa flue, and tbe sport was wit
iif m)i by alum! rt ikNi pniple. Th procession
neiu lv a mil long. Ouvern'r Usidell
awar b- 1 h-. tlK. T,r.,ls ,,.-rees of tx-relleiii-
,u tbe tiirn- nt v
Hensvnleni lole in Session.
Erie, P.i, Aug. SI. The IWtvnrmn IU
navoleiit AsKoriitinn of the Uultid States
and I'ana ta k hoMint im ,mMi
ion here. Ovit bHJ ilelegnb-s ate present
Tb reports of the oflh-ers show the associa
tion to be III a healthy condition.
A Kaw t Ive-f'.ighlh Mile llecord.
w est CitcsTEK, N. Y , Aug. SI. TU
new rare course was inaugurated her
yesterday, and the event signalised by tb
breaking of a record, tier aid m ran tbe
mil In I :', tb fastest time on record. Tb
other racrs wcr ul.t remnrkahl for time
xorpt tbat P.uisrtadil the mile in 1:14:
Asalgnment of a Ntone Company.
Bostoi, Aug. Si. The Union Htotie com
pany of this city has made an assignment to
Char lea H. Tyler, who says h sees no rea
son why tb company cannot sjy in fulL
Tb liabilities, exclusive of th flUO.UOO
capital stock, are aooiit I rr,i (M, nominal
Hldn't Indirt lllrh.
PCRVts, Miss., Aug. 21 Tb grand jury
mad their flnal report yesterday and war
discharged. They found tweoty-eigbt true
bills against tb prize-tight promoters. Mr.
Kicta, t'apt Jamleson, huptirintendeut Tyler,
and Ueneral Uauager Carroll war not in
There Is more catarrh in thia 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. Hci
ence has proven catarrh to bo a conatitu
tional disease, and therefore requires con
stitutional treatment. Halls Catarrh
Ctire. Tnanufaottird by F.J. Cheney &,
Co., Toledo, Ohio, ia the u!y constitu
tional cure on the market It Is taken in
ternally In doses from ten drops to a tea
spoonful. It acts directly upon tbe blood
and mucus surface of tbe system. They
offer one hundred dollars for any esse It
fails to cure, nend for circulars and tea
F. J. Chexet & Co.. Toledo, O.
Bold by draggiatn, 75c.
At Black TJawk watch tower landing
for rent by tbe hour or day. Ten row
boats, three sail boats and one barge.
Distress after rating, heartburn, sick
headache and indigestion are cured by
Hood's Ssrssparilla. It also creates a
During tbe recent commencement
season the gifts to colleges and other
educational Institutions amounted to
Hons on thcWarPath
A Reign of Terror in the Re
gion of Coke.
inntDEB A5D BOBBERY BAMPA5T.
Tha n'lnrhnltr and Rarolnr Called t'poa
for Protection Farther Trouble
pected In th Ktrewtar, III., IHstrlet
A General fctrtk Ordered tllaroarck'
Harsh Measnr Against Labor Aglttioa
Th London Im-k Laborer. Th Km
plnjrera I'laeked hy Bum
riTTsmRO, Aug. 21. Tbe Tunes pub
lishes tb re.ultof an investigation by a
talt oorreKronl,"t of tbe deplorable coa
lition of affnir in th Connellsvill
Mk region. Tha report tbat nave
ban nt In from th coke coun
try of the ravage or the Hungarians
an bait enough to arouse tha nnwt phlegm
atic citi.-n, but tli actual condition of af
fair is aiiiit lieyond description. Anarchy
i uppernnwt in the minds of tbe Huns, who
Have been incited to acts of lawlessness and
load of violence by the ring-lea lent, Jaoob
Otto nl Christ Body, two con Aimed red-
flair and blood Auarchists, who were dis
charged from tha mines bmvuse of Anarch
istic tendencies. They have gone through
Urn res ion, joining with kindred spirit,
planting seeits of revolution and murder
among the ignorant Huns.
An t'.ra ol Pillage and Plunder.
They are fully aware that they have won
'.he late strike, but what they want U pillage
n. plunder and a general drunken jubilee.
For over two weeks ilia country side baa
aeen in a state of terror an I the hamlet of
Miituiil is the only lm thnt hasn't been
visited w ith devastation. Valuable property
las leen wantonly destroyed and perealle
citizens have lieen subj-n-ted to personal in
jury and abuse. Vom;'ii hav.i been
ihrentene.1 and men have been cuibbed into
insensibility, ora killed outright, and
ithers disabled for life. Tlia inhabitants of
Mutual have been frequently threatened, and
an w-veral occasions have tied to the bill
titles for shatter.
The Winchester Is Potent.
The reason t.nr their present comparative
aft-ty lie in the fact which has become
tuown to tbe marauders that every man
,n tbe village has supplied himself with
Winchester ritl and revolver, and
th streets are patrolled nightly.
Tba citiz his are determined to protect tbetn
te.ViM and their families, saying that they
would sooner part with Ibeir flour barrels
than their guns, and cannot be blamed for
taking the law into their own hands. Peti
:ions are in circulation asking the governor
5o provide help and relief. Everybody is
tlive to the situation an 1 unites in demand
ng tba removal of this law lass element from
Uie coke recion.
Turbulent Out on ItaiU
A Qreenshurg dispatch says: Tbe hearing
jf the Huiigaruiu concluded yes
terday at noon. Of tha twenty-three held
ver from Monday, eight were discharged
tnd fifteen held over for court, one of whom
mtered bad in the sum of $" and was re
leased. Tba other fourteen, it is thought,
will secure the neinmary baiL
THE LONDON DOCK LABORERS.
Twenty Thoosanrf Mm Out S.x-Ullst
Ixnpon, Aug. 21. The strike among tbe
London d t-k lalionrs is spreading rapidly.
tnd 20,(H wore out yesterday Tb ship
jwners whose vessels are ly ing at th Mill
wall dx-k managed to secure a force of men
from Bristol Sunday night, and until y enter-
In V morning tbey were at work loading and
nul'inding day and night Tb ve
I owners took tb precaution to provide
f.l and shelter on tbe docks to prevent ac-
ssss to tb men by tbe strikers and their
ympatbiaers, and tlie premise being favor-
tbly situated for this purpu all tbe efforts
A the strikers to approach tbe men at their
work proved unsuccessful.
A feacresaful 11 version.
At 6 o'clock ysterday morning, however.
srhil the men were at work in a pouring
in. Bums, tbe Socialist agitator, who is
inking a loading part in tbe movement man
tgad to climb to tbe top of tbe high wall
wbioh surroon Is tha docks on all sides, and
from tliis petition ha harangued the men for
Sftaen minutes. Before be bad finished talk
ing tbe laborers set up a tremendous cheer,
tnd without a dissenting voice all shouted to
Hnrns that tbey would work no longer.
True to their word, tbey dronpod tbeir work
then and there, full into hn?, and marched
iut of tb docks.
BiSMARCK DOWN ON STRIKES.
A Radical Me a a re Acnlnst Ibor Agita
tion In Germany.
Iomm, Aug. -1. A bill is before the
Jerman federal council tba ostensible pur-
nne of wbii-b is to suppress Socialism.
Bismarck I the author of th bill and
slthougb 't establishes noma very stringent
r-gulntions intended to render political
imitation on tba part of the HociaJist party
well nigh impossible, it main purpose is to
suppress tha crying evil of strikus among
workingmen winch for some time past have
slimiKt pnralyizcd U-rnian industry, and
- w ii 1 1 i wiium nn, and
more (lisa.sUous to all concerned. The bill
throws the entire burden of restriction upon
hh aide lu this struggle lalxtr and capital
will have only to look on and reap tbe bene
fits expected to accrue.
A Strike Irlared a Conspiracy.
A strike on tbe part of workmen is by
tb bill defined as conspiracy, for which
levere punishment is meted out to all taking
part, and where an agreement ia entered
into, either express or implied, to work for a
ertuin I Wed periol and is violated by a
Eonibinatioii or workmen, tbs punishment is
Joubly severe. All who in public advise
and counsel others to tuk-j jai t ia a strike
ar declared public enemies and may be
either imprisoned or exiled.
A GENERAL STRIKE ORDERED.
The Ktreator, Ills., Miner Reject the
ft 1-9 Cent Rate Trouble Feared.
KtkeaTuk, 11U, Aug. 21. Tbe compro
mise rate of 72' j cents for coal mining was
rej.-cted by a large mass nieetmg of miners
In the public park yesterday afternoon, and
an ord. r issued calling Usin all miners in
tbis section to (put work at once. Sheriff
Morrisey, fearing that there would be trouble
bould tlie men uttempt to wjrk in any of
the sbufts, has had a numlwr of deputies
worn iu, and many extras have been added
to tbe slice who may le called on in an
emergency, w hich is likely to arise at any
A Ills; IjtlMir right Inaugurated,
I'1TTHI Rt), Pa., Aug. 21. A special from
Cleveland says of tb Ulass Manufacturers'
convention: Every manufacturer has
agreed to stand out against tlie demand of
tite workers for an advance, having signed
an agreement not to start up until notified
to do so bf the wage committee. This agree
ment m- tbat tber M now inaugurated a
fight lstween tb owners of nearly 111,000,
A) work of property on una ileaud a labor
organization representing fully lU.OiV work
ers on the other.-
Ituss Itskers Will Fight th I nion.
New York, Aug. 21. The boss inkers of
New York and P.ooklyn have formed an as
sociation to flht the journey ia -n bakers.
Notices were pwtad in all tha bakebops yea
terday that hereafter tbe employes will be
treated with as individuals, and the union
will not I recognised. Tba men were re
quired to sign their arcptanii of tbis no
tice. Ratlwr than do o about 300 men quit
work, and it is expected tbat a general
trika will take place.
Mighty Toor Reason for n Strlk.
Jackmorvillk. Pla.. Au. 21. About 200
rigat maker employed in the Elmodal fac
tory here went out on a strike Monday and
ar still out Tb men compluin tbat tbey
had to go to another part of tbe building
for their pay instead of having it brought to
them. Tb strikers threaten to leave the
city unless their demand ia arced id to.
ROBERT MARVEL'S F.ST. !
Th Indiana Octogenarian Plat After Eat
Nothing for 8ixty-HTn Day.
Ikdiakafolm, Aug. 8L Rol srt Marvel,
afUrafast lasting sixty-seven days, died
yesterday morning at ? o'olo, aged 85
years. Mr. Marvel ate his hut square meal
on June ia For thirty-six ays he took
absolutely nothing into his stomach. On
tbe thirty-eighth be bit off a piece of pie,
but did not eat it On th thirty-ninth day
b drank a small quantity of milk, and at
Irregular periods be has continued to do so.
All -told, he has drank not to exceed one
gallon of milk in the sixty-seven days which
have elapsed since he began to fast Marvel's
'est is the longest on record, so far as known.
Th Giant Outplayed.
Chicago, Aug. 21. The sec m l game of
lb Boston-New York series of b ise ball was
not a tie by a long shot Tbe lgue games
yesterday were: At Boston- Boston 12,
New York 2; at Indianapolis Indianapolis
10, Chicago 7; at Cleveland Cleveland I,
Pittsburg 6; at Philadelphia hiladelpbia
2, Washington tt. American association; At
Cincinnati Cincinnati 2, Coin ubtu 3; at
Louisville Louisville 11, ttrootlyn 1; at
St Louis St Louis 14, Athletic 2; Kansas
City-Baltimore gam called tb rd tuning
Western league: At Denver--Pen ver 13,
St Paul 15; at Sioux City Skua City SO,
Milwaukee 2; at Ouiaba Ouihba 11, Dee
litigation Over the Klerlrl i Light.
PlTTSBLRO, Pa., Aug. 21. The.- is another
legal content on hand amo g the big electric
light companies of tbe country. The West
inghouse company is pitted against the
Thompson-Houston Electric nipauy, of
Boston, and tbe Wayne Electric company, of
Fort Wayne. Tbe announcement thitt the
Boston and Port Way ue conipani have con
solidated will no doubt be a genuine surprise
to business circles. Together thi v will beud
their energies to defeat the estincliouse
company on its native heath. 'I'tae aiibject
of dispute is tbe use of "convert, rs" by the
rival company, which t'u ctin;U u-ie
seeks to restrain.
Mne Inrhe of Rain In One Night.
OraNTBVRO, Wis., Aug. 21. The drought
that has held this country back for a number
it years was broken Monday night by what
may be termed a cloud-burst, rain falling in
torrents all night Nine inches fell during
the night AU bridges, culverts and dams
are swept away, includiug tba la'ga dam at
this place. Part of th railroai track was
washed out, and no trains had reached this
Dlaos ud to last nieht Tbe extent of the
damage to th hay crop is heavy. Connec
tions with the surrounding towns are en
tirely cut ofT
lew York ioe S5,000,000 Better.
New York, Aug. 21. The gentlemen
selected a members of tbe fiaan commit
tee of tha propose 1 world's fair ol l&i-J met
at the city ball yesterday. Mayor Grant pre
siding. Among those present were Mssra.
Gould, Rockefeller. Belmont St-ligman, In
man, Swinway, Mills and Kelly. S. D.
Ba brock, ex -president of the c lamher of
commerce, was unanimously ele.'tcd chair
man, and a plan submitted lor a stock com
pany with a capital of 115,00.) tmo. Tbis,
with several other plans, was referred to tbe
Socialist Conspiracy I'oeartheiL
1ENSA, Aug. 2L Tbe government po
lice are on tbe track of a Socialist conspiracy
with ramifications all over the Austro-Hun
garian empire. Arrests reported yesterday
from Lcmtiorg are only the beginning of
larce numbers which are to lollow. tbe
police having obtained definite information
as to tbe leaders of tba movement Two
Russian students, n French professor, and
two sisters of tbe latter were arretted in tbis
city yesterday on a similar char;. Other
arrests will follow shortly.
Th President Coming West.
Peer Park, Md., Aug. 21. President
Harrison left here last nightXr Indianapo
lis, via Cincinnati. Tba train on w hich the
president left was two hours late, und did not
arrive uotil 11 o'clock. Notwithstanding tbe
late hour quite a number of ople went
down to the station to see the iai t oft Pri
vate Secretary Halford said yoU rdny tbat
tb matter of an extra session of congress
was undecided, and that the cbau os for and
against it were about equal.
Th Trouble at Selnta, A a.
SEUtA, Ala., Aug. 21. Tbe xcitcment
over tba incendiary article in a n -pro news
paper continues. Warrants of arrests were
issued yesterday for Bryant Clark, and Jones,
of tbe paper, for inciting race tiirootuties.
but tbe men could not be found. Four col
ered men were arrested yesterday for ob
structing tbe service of process ti r the sher
iff. Tba military are kept in re id in ess for
Fir Among th Mationeiy.
Cbicaoo, Aug. 21. Fire hist ni;bt ia the
th Ruilding Mi and (8 Dearbirn street
caused a loss of $J0,(KX) to Georg E. Cole &
Co. , stationery supplies; $10,tti) to John
Saudberg Si Co., engraver so plies, and
to Mason & Co., manufacturers of cards
and sporting goods, f 10,UW, all fully covered
by insurance. Tba building wa damaged
to tbe extent of c 10,000. also fully insured.
A Western Stag '
Portland, Ore., Aug.
'Held I p.
Ore., and Batter City was
'held n " Monday
and the entire mail captured.
of the loss is not learned. Iusporor Trent-
laud has started for tbe scene of tlu robbery.
Time on tha Running Track.
Chicago, Aug. 21. The races a tbe West
Side course yesterday were won as follows:
Lucerne. mile. Ecart. 1 mile.
1:43S: Hamlet miles, 2:10; Wrestler,
5JSJ furlougs, 1:10; Pearl Jenuiu", 1 mile,
1:42; Justice, mile, 1:29V-
SEIZURES BY THE RUSH.
Victoria, IV C. Teopl Worked I p Som
Mor Over th Seal Ques Ion.
VICTORIA, B. C, Aug. 2L Capt Algar,
of tbe sealer Allie Algar, just ar-ived here
from Deep Bay, reports as follows "On July
30 we were boarded by the cutter Kush
Behring sea, fifty miles from St Paul. The
lieutenant searched us, but, although we had
skins aboard, found none. Ue i ld us tbat
on July 29 he bad sell id tbe scbot ner Path
finder, of this port, put a prirs crew aboard
her, and sent ber to Sitka, taking out 800 skins.
II also told us that be had t-eizoi tlie
schooner Minnie, also of Victoria, ( apt Ja
cobs, tba owner aboard, with buO dtin. lie
also put a crew aboard of her, ard sent her
to Sitka. Ha also told us that he had over.
hauled tbe schooners Ariel and Tbjrese, and
although he found skins aboard tb m,had let
them go out of the sea without m testation.
lie did not give his reason for this.
"Intna Excitement," of O nrae.
Intense excitement prevails in this city.
Both schooners ar well-known here an
tbeir catch is a very valuable an. Tb
Algar had 300 akins when board It ap
pears tbat on tb trip down Ct pt Algar
sighted first tbe Minnie and then tbs Path
nuaer, eacn witn one man as a prize crew
aboard. Both signaled tbeir at ii tention of
not going to Sitka at mil, but of 4-ciuing on
to Victoria, so tbat within twenty -four
hours w may expect to aee them in tha
harbor. When Lieut Tuttle wet t aboard
tbe Algar several of his sailors expressed
themselves as heartily sichof tbeir work.
MURDER BY A PREACHER.
An Iowa Minister Who Carried a Pistol
and Used It
KeoLa, Ia., Aug. 21. Rev. D. Helmick,
pastor of tb Methodist church, Monday
night shot and killed E irl Palmer, popular
young man of Council Bluffs. A month ago,
when Palmer was married, th pn acher ob
jected to tbe match, aud in his opposition
used strong language against Palm r. From
that time th feeling in'-eosifled. Monday
vening Helmick returned home from tlie
country and saw Palmer stand ng in his
doorway. He called to btm to go away,
when be was struck by an egz. He then
drew bis revolver and fired, and Pi J mer fell.
Tbe preacher was placed under arrost
he Missouri River Commission
Lodges a Complaint.
TKINO UP THE APPROPRIATIONS
Not th Way- to Secnr th Improvement
of Navigation Congress Told Plainly
That It Is Wasting Money la th Inter
ests of rrlvat. Corporal and Munici
pal Property Another Rule In Favor
of Tension Claimants.
Washihgtoh Citt, Aug. 2L The annual
report of the Missouri river commission has
been received by tbe chief of engineers. It
states that at tbe date of tbeir last annual
report the funds in tbe hands of the commis
sion was practically exhausted and no work
was in progress. Out of the $1,000,000 ap
propriated by the river and harbor bill for
1SN1, $775,0(X) was specifically assigned to
eleven uilTerent localities between Sioux
City, Ia., and the mouth ot the river, while
from tbe Jj.",000 remaining tbe commission
were obliged to provide for two important
works, viz. : The improvement ot the river
above Sioux City and tbe removal of ob
structions which had always heretofore been
provided for by special appropriations.
When these works and tha Missouri river
survey hod been provided for, the small sum
remaining available was allotted to Kansas
City, the siecinl appropriation made for that
point ls?ing considered inadequate to the
magnitude and importance of the work re
quired there and partly executed iu former
A Criticism or Congress.
The pom-lu ling portion of the report is a
harp critic sin of congressional action in
Mist api-opriation. It is as follows:
"Since the dat, of the. last report tbe act
of An. 11, 1SS, has becoma a luw. Under
the provisions of this act tbe further carry
ing on of the plan and the programme here
tofore recommended by the commission for
the improvement of the Missouri became
practically impossible; and it may be in
ferred from this thnt tha plan has bwn defi
nitely rejected by congress. Tbe -commission
reverts to this snLi s t w ith much diffi
dence, but it believes tbat it would tie evad-
ng its duty as the professional advisors of
congress were it to fail to point out wbat
the effect upon navigation and commerce
will be if tbe policy outlined in tbat act be
Administers a Soothing Iaranht.
"It craves the forbearance of cougress if
in the following remarks It appears to be
arguing a point which that body has already
decided. It is actuated by no contentious
motives, but merely bv a desire to prevent
the disappointment of congress, w hich must
attend a failure of the work.
Meaning of the Urganic Art.
''The commission has always understood
from the wording of tha organic act of July
5, lsf4. that the primary object of the appro
priations was to tieneht the commer'.'e and
navigation of tha United States, and not to
protect private, corporate or municipal
property from the ravages of the river. If
the latter could ba dona incidentally, as
part of the general im irovement, so much
the better, but It was not a primary object
Improvement In Spota won't I to.
"The river can be controlled only by a
continuous improvement If left free at
one point, it may approach an improved
portion below in the manner designed for it
or in some entirely different and unforeseen
way. Tte commission does not desire to be
understood as expressing the opinion tbat
there are uo points upon the river which
should t protected by the government
independently of the navigation interest That
is a question of public policy about which
its judgment has not beeu asked. But it
feels bound to say that funds applied in that
way cannot be considered as applied to tbe
benefit of navigation. Every allotment from
tbe fund for tlie general improvement made
to a detm bed locality reduces that fund and
defers the resulting benefit to navigation
proportionately. If, as in the act of Aug.
II, fvss, nearly tlie entire fund be allotted to
widely separated localities, tbe improvement
of navigation is practically stoppeL
A Pur Waate of Money.
It is tbe opinion of tha commission that
an indefinite number of millions of dollars
tbey cannot rues how many can be ex
'tidrd upon the river in that way without
benctiting navigation appreciably. Whether
other interests will receive an adequate re
turn from such expenditure is not now tbe
question; but it is certain that tba naviga
tion interest w ill not If, as tbe commission
supposes, tbe primary obj.ct of the work is
to improve tba navigation ot tbe river, it
cannot possibly succeed if carried on in tbe
manner rendered necessary for tbe operations
of this year by the act of Aug. II, lssi"
Another Pension Hula Modified.
"Washington City, Aug. 21. Tbe rule
which bas hitherto obtained in the pension
office regarding proof of origin of disability,
under which the evidence of one com
missioned oniccr, or ona orderly was ac
cepted, while, in the absence of that evi
dence the testimony of two private soldiers
bas tieen required, bas been so far modified
by Commissioner Tanner that, in the
alisence of the evidence of tbe commissioned
officer or the orderly sergeant, the origin
shall he held to be proven on tbe evidence of
me ciHinwn, ani Hw iin.kto, ..,.-- n
tbe claimant and private tie men of reputable
Possible Fallur of th Petrel.
Washington CiTV.Aug.SL From sources
of an unc Illeial character the navy depart
ment officials have been infonuei that the
official trial trip of the gunboat Petrel, at
Baltimore, may not prove to have leen sue
cessful, as was at first supposed. In fact.
there is a suspicion that the little vessel did
Dot fulfill all that was required by the con
tract, and it is certain tbat if she has done
bettr than that it was but slightly above
Secretary Rusk Leave the Capital.
W ASiiiNuTON Citt, Aug. 21. Secretary
Husk left Washington City at 3 o'clock last
evening for D.er Park to meet the president
there and accompany bun on his trip west
rrom iiiiiianapons tn secretary of agri
culture will go to Milwaukee to attend tbe
coming encampment He will ha absent
frtru Washington City until about the mid
die of September.
Pre IN-livery Ki tension.
V ASHiNuTcm Citt, Aug. 21. Tho free
delivery service was yesterday ordered es
tablished, and to begin Oct 1, at the follow
ing named postofiic-s: Menominee, Mich.
Albion, Mich.; t ausau. Wis ; St Cloud
Minn.; Madison, Ind. ; and several cities in
Ohio and the east
on to Hamtou at Itst.
riw ion. Aug. 21. John L. Sullivan
left for Boston at 4:8) yesterday afternoon
accoinpauiud bv Jake Birnelt
Defended Her Daughter's Honor.
Chicauo, Aug. 21. James K.a. was pre
paring to move the house of Carolina Nor-
goua yesterday when the woman's daughte.
went into the basement where Rosa was. It
is said tbat he made an insulting proposal to
tbe girl, and she screamed. Her mother ran
in with an ax in her hand, ami on learning
the cause of tha outcry, struck Rosa over the
bead with the weapon. She followed up this
blow by another one, which landed on Roan'
stomach, rutting a deep gash. His injuries
are pro nobly lata I. Mrs, Norgona was
Poisoned by Dried Ief.
Dubcquf, Ia., Aug. 2L A party consist
ing of nine people suppod at tbe residence of
J. B. Thomas in this city Monday evening.
aooui iu o'ciock six or tbe nine were
taken violently ill. Among the stricken
were W. K. Iiasco:n, general freight agent
or me Illinois Central and bis wif; Mr.
Thomas and his family were also taken
down at the same time. Physicians worked
all night with their patient, who are still
vary ilL The sickness wus caused by dried
Deer, or which all partook.
Mike McDonald's Trouble with
an Unfaithful Wife.'
SHE RUNS AWAY A SECOND TIME.
Her Latest Ksrapud with a. Catholic
rrlest aud a Mighty Poor Specimen ol
Manhood, Too He Betrays th Honor el
His Benefactor Th Woman an Export
In Duplicity The Wronged Husband
Tell th f-tory of Her Frailty.
Chicago, Aug. 21. Mrs. McDonald, wife
of "Mike" McDonald, tho well-known
ex-gambler and politician, is missing
from bar home on Ashland avenue, and is
said to have eloped with a Catholic priest,
who, it is alleged, has been since uufrocked
by the church. Mrs. McDonald disappeared
a week ago last Friday, anil though a small
army of detectives have been retained to dis
cover her whereabouts, they have succeeded
only in obtaining her diamonds, pawned or
sold somewhere in tbe east It is supposed
that Mrs. McDonald is now in Europe. A
number of years ago she ran away with
Billy Arlington, tho minstrel man, to San
Francisco, where her husband overtook the
guilty pair and compelled his wife to return
to Chicago with him.
McDonald Says It Ia Trne.
A reorter called on Mr. McDonald last
night to ascertain the facts. "Yes, it is true
that my wife has gone," said Mr. McDonald.
She bas gone w ith a priest Father Moysant
of Notre Datue church, of which she has
been a ineiulwr for some years, and where
tbe family attended, tha children also at
tending the school licloning to tbe church.
Siie lelt July 24. telling me s!i w is going to
make a visit to ber mother at Tillln, O. Of
course, it was a stunning blow to me. To
think that she should to guiliy of so base an
act I Why, she w ill be 44 years old tho 29ih
of next November; she is the grandmother
of two children, while he is a fat bttla
lecherous French priest, dirty and greasy.
Something About Moysant.
"Moysant had tieen stationed for the last
three or four months at Dixon, Ills. 11 was
sent from Notre Dame into retreat at Bour-
bonnais (irove, near Kankakee, Ills., for
neglecting his duties in the church and be
causo of bis drunken habit. Hit did not re
turn to Notre Dame, but went from Ilour-
bonnais to Dixon, where h remained until
this escapade took place. Tbey were in con
stant communication with each other all tbe
time. Tbis dirty, lecherous dog bas sat at
my table countless numlers of times. He
has blessed my foci, ami has even had my
little boys get down on their kuees tbat he
might bless them.
The First Appearance.
"He came to my house the first time two
years ago l ist July. My wife, w ho had been
to church, came home and sold me she had
met a poor priest ct tbe church, and asked
if she could bring him home to supper.
'Why, of course,' I replied; 'liring thein all
home and fill them up; feed them if tbey
are hungry.' She brought tha dirty dog to
the house, and, mini you, he was no pleas
ant looking object He had no shoes to
speak of, and 1 noticed that he wiped hi
nose on his coat sleeve. I said to ber quietly.
Mary, you d better go up and get Father
Moysant a handkerchief.' She did go, and
brought him one of my finest silk handker-
Seem To Be a Pretty Pair.
"Tbe thieving, rascally fellow so worked
upon the poor little woman that she did
whatever he asked her to d. He got ber to
rob mi; to take tba money from my pocket
at nigbt and in various ways made of our
house all he could. He was glutton a hog
and would eat five meals a day and drink
beer bv tbe bucketful. He was here day
after day and wan made welcome to the best
in the house. 1 bey had their places of meet
iug at tbe Grand Pacific hotel, tbe Palmer
bouse, and the Sherman bouse, she going to
these places in tba garb of a nuu; and, by
the war. she returned to tha house three
days alter the elopement and was then
dressed as a mm, with a long striug ot bead
hanging dowu by her side, and wearing a
bood aud all the othor uniform of a nun."
An Appeal to the Archbishop.
Mr. McDonald said tbat bis wife bad sus
tained impror relations with the priest for
two years; that everybody in bis bouse ex
cept himself even the servants knew of it
"As soou as I did know of it I went to the
archbishop and laid the matter before him.
I asked him who on earth I could trust if not
the wife whom I loved and rcsiKx-ted and
the supposed man of Urni. I do not w ant to
say any thing against my wife. 'Spare ber,
but give that lecherous wretch who calls
himself a priest all the tortures of hell il
possible.' It may do very well for preachers
to preach of eleventh-hour repentance, and
all that kind of stuff, but if such men as that
can go to heaven, I want to go plump straight
to bell when 1 die."
ave Away Conlessinnal Secrets.
"This priest told ber all the secrets of his
confessional, some of them rather sense
tional affairs. I tell you, it wou't be very
healtny for some of the people around thit
district to go to thy ng stones very hard at
roe, for they live in bouses of glass. Wben
this trouble came upon me I said to Birdie
(Mrs. McDonald's married daughter, Mrs.
James M. Pyott, Jr.), "Never go near
priest' She answered, 'Papa, I am through
Mr. McDonald will sue for a divo roe. His
unfaithful wife took away valuables worth
about fl.tssl. Touching Mrs. McDonald's
former escapade, Mr. McDonald said she ran
away because she thought be was unfaithful
to ber, which was not true, his only connec
tion with tho girl in tbe casj l.-ing a fa
courtesies. Mrs. McDonald cruelly bent the
girl and then ran off with Arlingtjn and was
married to him in Cincinnati She then
came lck to ber husband and said nothing
about ber escapade, aud he was ignorant of
it till long afterward. She then went to
Denver for her health, and next he beard of
her in California. He went after her and
brought ber back. Some months after be
beard of her doings and took her to task.
A Fearful Oath.
Said he: "She got dowu on her knees.
kissed the crucifix, and swore the soul s of
her children into tbe blackest depths of hell
if she had been untrue to me. Well, wben a
women will take such an oath as that; I find
it pretty hard not to believe her. I might,
under certain circumstances, make oath to a
falsehood, but all the gold iu the world and
all happiness for myself tioth here and bar
after could not prevail upon in to
swear the souls of my children into helL
She was 'married' to this priest,
Moysant in the same way she was married
to Arlington. One day, over the altar of
Notre Dame church, he went through a
ceremony ba called a marriage.
Lightning Strikes th Klflel Tower.
Paris, Aug. 21. Tbis city was visited bv
a violent storm yesterday. A thunderbolt
struck the Liffel tower, but did no damage
Tha Trots at Washington Park.
Chicago, Aug. 2L The event of yester
day at tbe V ashington park trotting meet
ing was the attempt of Senator N., a bay
gelding owned by A. W bittaker, of Down
Ing, Ia., to beat bis own record of 2:31V. H
succeeded, doing bis mile in 2:27 The
prize was a cup. In the 2:35 class A Her ton
k won, best time, 2:21 The stake for 2-year
oi'is was won oy Alga tJossack, best time
2:36. Lillian won tbe stake in the 2:20
class, best tirn- "
Th Weather We May Kspect.
Washington Citv, Aug. 21. Following are
the weather indications for thirty-six hours
from 8 o'clock p. m. yesterday: r or Indiana-
Loral rains, preceded by fair weather in south'
ern portion; cooler in northern portion; sta
tionary temperature in southern portion:
cooler Jtiursday; westerly wluds. For llli
Dots and lower Michigan Local rains; cooler
weather; westerly winds. For upeer Michi
ganRain in eastern portion; fair weather In
western portion; cooler; westerly winds. For
Wisconsin -Fair weather, except showers in
outnaast portion; cooler; westerly winds.
tor Iowa iShoweri in eastern portion; fair
w earner in western p rtiom cooler, except la
extreme northwest portion stationary
peratare; northwesterly winds.
PARLOR AND BEDROOM SUITES & CARPETS,
and a general line of Goods especially adapted to tbe beautifying of a Lome.
ISirTlie choicest bargains in Furniture ever offered.
TELEPHONE NO. lar8.
After many Years of Experiment
CPli EPx VrinallyOiscovered. A Cure
ErlLaCrO Guaranteed or c-S
It is reported that iIih Chicago police bav
found Ir. Cronin's clothas.
The New York Democratic state conven-
on will be held at Syracuse Oct 1.
A dam near Ouluth hurst Tuesday and
flooded the city, causing f 2.5,0.10 damages.
The riia.'iiix Woolen coinpanv, of East
Greenwich, R. L, has made an tssignmsnt.
It is reported that tbe Texxs fever has
broken out among cattle in Ellinebam
The Greek patriarch of Alexandria, Mur.
Sophrouius, is tM years old, and has been a
priest for seventy years.
A 14-year-old girl walked off a train Koine
at full speed, near Effingham, Ills., Tuesday,
and was picked np unhurt.
Dr. A. McLane Hamilton, a New York
physician just back from Paris, siys Browu-
Scu'.iard's "elixir" is a humbug.
At Aiitieo. Wis., the first and only G. A.
R. post of Indian veterans has b -en organ
ised, and will attend tbe Milwaukee encamp
Governor Lowry, of Mississippi has lived
through tlie elopement of one of his
daughters aud two of hU . sons. He has
A detachment of United States troops wdl
soon be put on guard on the lands in tbe
Sioux reservation to prevent boomers from
getting a foothold.
William Johnsou, just out of a sixteen-
year term lu tbe pcuitentiary, was sent to
tbe house of correct iou at Baltimore Tues
day for robbery.
Three brothers named Reed, of B Imont.
Wis., are reflectively 16, 18, and 20 years
old and 6 ft 7 in., 6 ft 10 in., and 6 ft 8 iu.
in height, and tbey are still growing.
Owing to the excellence of tbe wheat fr m
Montana, Oregon, Idaho and Washington
the authorities of Minnesota will establish a
grade to be called Northern White,"
Tuesday was the thirtieth anniversary of
the completion of the first oil well in Penn
sylvania, and the day was publicly cele
brated at the location of the well Fi ouklin.
The state board of equalization of Illinois
has discover! that improved lands in Pope
county are appraised at $2.81 per acre and
uniuiproved at J1.52. Tbe state average is
only t3 Go.
As a comment on
our stringent laws
it is a fact that two
train loads of tbe best
citizens of Salt Lake
.iiy mercnants, etc., went out to see a
slugging match near that city Tuesday.
The South Fork Fishing club will rebuild
th dam which worked so much damage in
the Conemaugh valley at Johnstown and vi
cinity. It will lie much smaller, however,
and incapable of repeating the terrible de
struction of last spring.
Wanted to See the Hanging.
New York, Aug. 21. A handsomely
drws-d woman called on Warden Usborn at
the Toiulis Tuesday morning and requested
permission to witness the execution of the
five murderers on Friday. The fair visitor
was escorted to tha strp)4iy-a'g -tuid.ll- y
Minister lorlr's Vacation.
Uomk, Aug. 21. Albert G. Porter, United
States Minister to Italy, will shortly leav
with bis family for a forty-days' vocation,
which will be npjut in Geneva. Consul Gen
eral Bourne will assume charge of the con
sulate here on 0?t 1.
L- " TV oiv U VJz
Chicago. Auir. 30.
Board of trade quotations to-day were as
follows: Wiit-at No. 2 August, opened 7THc
closed e)iteiuber, oiiened 'o, closed
WHic; Decrluber, opened iHc, closod
7ic. Corn No. 2 August, opened 3.c,
closed .354r: rteptember, opened afti-isc,
closed iaSi-Sic; May, opened 3Ktjc, closed
8B:6c. Oats No. 2 August 0ened aSUc,
closed 34-!jc: H.-pteniber, opened and
closed 343. May, oiiened :T4-:ia, closed
24c. 1'ork yeptember. opened $i.5l, closed
18.52H tHMolr, opened f.Si, closed ffjtk
January, opened and closed tti.&i. Lard
fcepN'iuixT, opened and closed ftt.15.
Live stx-k l"i ion stock yards prices were
as follows: Hogs Market opened fairly
aj-tive aud firm, with light grades steady;
oth-r lots m? higher. light grade:. $4.;i(ii.t0;
rough packing Jil.lMaa.HO; mixed lots, t4ilVt
4.45: hettvy packing and shipping lots, fi.W
l.St. l-tile-Bet steady, others lower:
good to choice, H.:)GH.tfr, jioor to fair, ii.UKiA
4.1 co, ll.tXIii.BO-, Blockers and feeders.
i.litJ.15: western rangers, S3.lH3.Ki; Texas
steers, f ;.3"i:l.lil. Mieep Market dull, shad
.ower; natives. (.LIMA 1.80; western. 3.t)UJI
4.ar Texans, (1.511(4.111; luiubs. f '.Omit V 75.
Iroduce: Butter: Kigin creamery, i&fclflo
per lb.; fancy dairy, 10 I to; ptckiuj- stock, Sj.
Eggs Fresh laid, 10H,eIlo per dot Fotatoe
1M&S1.10 per bbl. Poultry Live chickens,
lite per lb.; roosters, fie; turk.-ys, Hn&'Jo: ducks,
ftftllc; geese, $3.00&l.nu per doz. Apples
Choice, l.iXMa per bbl: cooking, :.Jdt$1.5U.
Berries- Kaspberries, eo&'.)o per 14-it uw
blackberries, OUTjc per 4-qt cass.
New York. Aug. 30.
Wheat No. t red cash. e(8.4o; do Au
gust, toc; do September. 6440; do October.
MHc. Corn No. 1! mixed rash, 44c; do Sep.
teinber. 40; do October. 4 c. Oats tjireU
No. S mixed cash, XTH'iHc: do September,
2THc; do October. 2bc; do November, i4c
Ky-Uull. Barley Nominal. J'crk-Dull;
mess, 11.75Ui.(IU. Lard -cjuiet: September
t.4T; October, 6.42; November, i6.i'4.
Live Stock: Cattle No trading; dressed
beef, dull and lower; native sides, &HTc V B;
Texas and Colorado do, 4Hat5'4c Sheep and
Lambs Very little trading, but sellers not ac
cepting lower price; sheep, i4.l&5.4A y 100
B; lamb. $5.Ut&7.0J. Hogs Hteady; (4.&U3
Hay Upland prairie, tA.OO
Hjtf TimoUiy naw $78.00.
Hay Wild, 5.0Ua.Ou.
Oata New. t0cSlc; Old, Kc,
oo l 8oft U: tuud N.OO
Cord Wooo Oak, $i.W; Hickory, $s.
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W. B. BARKER,
bas purchased the well-known
Fourth Ave. arid Tenth Street,
and hopes to retain the custom of his predecessor.
lie will make a great effort to perpetuate the good name of this
Old Established Grocery
-that it baa always enjoyed by dealing only in the best gooda
AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
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 waj
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iiri. m i7 t, . w
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ADDRESS WITH POSTACE,
ii iw i
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