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THIS HOCK ISLAND AHGUS, SATUKDAY, AUGUST 31, 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W POTTER.
Satosdat, August 81, 1889.
Civil Skrvick Commissioner Ltmak,
who U a republican, it authority for the
statement that all the promotions In the
pension office are made through fsvorit
ism. This Is a clear violation of the law
that Mr. Lyman is paid 17,000 per year
to see properly enforced. Why does be
not have it stopped?
It has been dlscoTered by the treasury
department that the alien contract labor
law does not provide for the return of
laborers violating; that law to the coun
tries from which they some. It was Ben
Butler, we believe, who said that congress
bad never passed a law that a coach and
four could not be driven through.
Tnc recent death of Representative
Laird, of Nebraska, seems to bsve
brought about a chinge of opinion among
Jthe republicans as to the necessity of an
lira session of congress. A msjority of
two Is almost too slim a margin' to at
tempt to work on. And now it is said
they will wait until the regular session in
order to be reinforced by Mr. Laird's
succestnr and the members they hope to
gain from the new states; besides it is
said they have sent big money into the
third Louisiana district, when a successor
is to tie elected to the late Representative
Gray, in the expectation of gaining an
I At Trinity church, R F. Sweet, rector
Service tomorrow atl(l:45 a m, and 13 m
and 7:30 p m. At the Chapel 2:30 p m.
At the Ontral Presbyterian church.
the pastor. Rev A R Meldrum, will preach
tomorrow at 10 45 a tn and 7:45 p m.
Morning subject. "Bitter Waters." Even
ing subject. "What is Your Life?" Sab
bath school and pastor's bible class at
V.HOam. Young people's meeting at
0.O p m.
At the First Baptist church, the Rev
II C Leland. pastor. Services at 10:45 a
ra, (no service In the evening). Preach
ing by the pastor. Theme, ' More Than
Victors." Sunday school at 9:30 a m, J
W Welch, superintendent. Young peo
ple's meeting on Monday evening. At
Forty fourth street Chapel: Sunday
school at 2:.'h p m.
For the First M E church there will
be preaching at 10 45 a m and 7:30 p m
in Harper's theatre by the pastor. Rev.
I). W. Que. Morning service, reception
of members. Evening subject, "Among
II the Churches, which is the True
Church of Christ?" Sunday school at
9:15 a m. J. F. Robinson, superintendent.
Children's meeting in the German Melh
odist church at 2 p. m. Young people's
meeting at 6:45 p m.
At the Broadway Presbyterian church,
instead of the customary preaching ser
vice at 10:45 a ni, there will be a Sunday
school missionary concert, consisting of
singing, recitations and an illustrated
talk by Mrs. MHntire, on the subject:
Under Pagoda Shadows." At 7.45 p
ni there will be preaching by the Rev. J.
B. Little, of Davenport" Young peo
ple's meeting at 7 p m. Sabbath school
at 9.11) a m. Dr. .1. W. Stewart, super
intendent. South Park Mission school
at 2.30 p m.
Ana-oat 1'ullre Hamlaeaa.
City Msrshal Phil Miller's report of
police business for August shows:
Arrests Abusive language, 12; as
sault and battery, 13; drunk and dis
orderly. 4; peace warrant, 2; burglary, 1;
contempt of court. 1; vserancy, 1; ped
dling without license, 1; drunk, 12; fugi
tive from justice, 3; disorderly conduct,
8. obtaining goods under false pretenses.
1; assault. 1; baatirdy. 1; violating
bridge ordinance, 2: state cases, 10; city
Amount of floes collected bv II. C.
Wivill, police magistrate, f 97.30; police
fee. t'.'U b.V
Number of lights out, 74.
Numlier of tramps lodged, 16.
Jail bill, HO meals. $16.
Monday morning will see the schools
all open again, and you will see all the
children going along the street with new
clothes and beaming faces. By the way.
the Golden Eagle wishes to call attention
to their immense stock of boys' and chil
dren's clothing, hats, waists and knee
pants. Their stock is larger and more
complete than ever, and their prices are
fully fifteen per cent lower than anyone's
in the three cities. Be sure to call and
examine before purchasing.
Officers Ilctter and Colson when walk
ing their beau last night discovered the
cellar door of Robert Bennett's grocery
store open, and upon further investiga
tion the lower cellar was found broken
open. A search by the policemen dis
closed a loss of about f " worth of stock .
3i George Ziegleroy administratrix to
Melchoir Koch, lot 3. block 2, Ben Har
per's 2d addition, R. I , $1,104).
E W Ouyer to E W Ilurst, pt nw4, 6,
17, lw, fS.ClKJ.
The Hold Hotibcr ancht.
Makicettk, Mich.. Aug. 31. The
Uogebin stage robber was arrested at Re
public this morning.
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 lie incurable. For a great
many years doctors pronounced it a local
disease, and prescribed local remedics.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 is takm 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 esse it
falls to cure. Send for circulars and tes
F. J. Chekkt & Co., Toledo, O. ;
Sold by druggists, .75c.
Dr. R. A. Ounn, M. D., dean and pro
fessor of surgery of the United ' 8'utes
medical college, editor of the "Medical
Tribune." author of "Gunn's New. Im
proved Hand book of Hygiene and Do
mestic Medicine," in speaking riT J. ad
vanced kidney disease, and the effect of
the use of Warner's Safe Cure, says: "I
find tbat in Bright'a disease it socrijs to
act as a solvent of albumen; to 6otbe
and heal inflamed membranes and fvash
out epithelial debria which blocks'tfp the
tubuli uriniferi (urine bearing tubes?; and
to prevent the destructive metamorphosis
Very Hard to Believe
A Grave Charge Against a Chi
cago G. A. R. Post.
SAID TO HAVE INSULTED SHERMAN.
Explanation la Ordar, bat Gee. A leer
Think There I Sons Mistake Cloaa
of tha Knrampment and synormls of
tha La-t Day's Traasartloos The Vat
rana Crowding; tha Train for H cirao
A Talk with Corporal Tanner About
tha ludorarnMiit Resolution and Pea
Chicaoo, Aug. Ml. Hoy t Sherman, of
Pee Moines, la., brother of Gen. Sherman,
allege that tha general was shamefully
treat 1 by O. A. R. mon wearing Phil Sheri
dan post bude on bis return yesterday
from the Milwaukee encampment. At the
station the gmioral u shown into a car,
but he bad scarcely settled when a crowd of
U. A. R lueinl era swooped down on tha car
and churned it, saying the seats wore all
taken. They wouldn't consent to the gen
eral remaining in the car, and Mr. Slter
mnn was compelled to flud a seat in a for
ward car for hi brother. The general was
so exercised over tba occurrence tbat in
tea. I cf remaining over a day iu Chicago
with hi brolhar, as he originally intended,
besudlenly chargej his mind aud took a
New York train without even going to a
boteL Gen. Alger, wbeu told of the re
ported rudeness, said it was aluio-it beyond
belii'f and thought that either Qja. Sher
man was mistaken or the men did not know
Bolter Treated at ftlllwaukee.
The general was better treat" I at Milwau
kee. He walked down the mam stairway of
the Plank iuton bouse yesterduy morning,
planning a strategic movement by which he
could reach the bookkepper's ear without be
ing dntalned by several hundred people, who
would probably want to shake hands and tell
aim they were with him at ' Atlanta, etc
After reflecting a monument he decided to
run the blockado, which be did, reaching the
leak without molestation.
"Make out my bill," ordered the old war
rior, speaking iu the curt, emphatic manner
which is characteristic of him.
"Your bill is paid," said Manager Chase.
"Who paid itr demanded old Tecumseb,
appearing surprised and with some show of
indignation that any one should have the
audaiity to do such a thing without par
mietion. "Your bill has been settled by the encamp
ment council of Milwaukee. Everything
has beeu paid for."
There Were Ko Extra.
"Ain't there no extras T asked Sherman,
his grim old features reluxiug iuto some
thing of a smile.
No extras," replied the manager.
"Well, that's queer," said the general, as
though be were accustomed to paying his
own bill at other reunions.
A TALK WITH TANNER.
He IMdu't Want Perkins' Keaolution In
troduced 1'eunlon Ra-llatlu(.
Chicaoo, Aug. 31. Pension Commissioner
Tanner arrived here yesterday and stopped
over a day. He was accesnibie to all who
called, and numbers of the O A. K. return
ing crowd were in to pay their respects. The
commissioner was asked: "What do you
think of the resolution indorsing you"
"Congressman Perkins bad scarcely
reached the floor," he replied, "before 1 had
done the same thing. I thought I knew
what was coming, aud I used every means
to avert it. I told them I waa under invest
igation, aud a such was not a proper sub
ject (or indorsement. 1 asked them to
wait a year rather than take such
action then. By that time I thought the
investigation would be finished, aud it would
be more to the point. Among the best
friends I have. Fab-child and Burdette,
thought the same thing and said so. They
iusisted on passing a resolution so, at my
request, Bamum's substitute was presented.
It diflered from the original resolution in
the abMmce of any allusion to attacks by the
pma and a change of the reference to tbe
pending mvustigaliuu. Wheu it was pre
sented I never saw such enthusiasm. 1 my
self did not hear a dissenting voice. I
should have preferred that nothing had been
Sustained bv Precedent.
Speaking of tbe telegrams from Washing
ton within tba last two or three days making
tbe claim tbat 2,0UO bad been paid out in
re-rated pensions during August, tbe com
"Of course it is as.v to attack ma on these
particular raes. For what I have done I have
the best of precedent. A Democrat Gon.
Black and a Republican Col. Dudley
bava done exactly tbe same thing, and on
tbe same grounds. As for the cases cited,
there is not a mau among them but has
lost both an arm and a leg. Some of them
are further disabled. I have watched care
fully tbe records of Gen. Black and CoL
Dudley, but I have never yet isaue I papers
in a case that did not come within the scope
ot the law. and that is mora than rain 1m an il
of all previous ones. When a man is wholly
disabled, if he isn't deserving of (72 be isn't
deserving ot a cent, and tbe moat deserving
case of all is a (an in tbe department to
whom u a warded ftlg.OOi
ADJOURNED THE ENCAMPMENT.
Further Action on the Pension Question
Other Hntlnes Attended to.
Milwaukee, Wis., Ang. SI. The O. A.
R encampment was called to order in its
closing session yesterday at 9 a. m., and was
at work for four hours clearing tbe decks of
business. Pensions was again the subject of
most importance considered, tbe first discus
sion taking place over a resolution favoring
a pension of tl per month to soldiers who
will relinquish their rights in soldierVHiomes
and hve at their own homes. This was
vigorously opposed, oue reason given h"fc -
tbut it woulJ not belong before the disti" y
bill would be passed, when they wouli'get
pension wherever they lived.
fteneral Penalon Matters.
On the sutj.'ct of general pension le ,a
tion u resolution was adopted reaffirming
the action of tbe encampment at Columbus,
O., last year, and instructing the pension
committee to further the legislation pro
posed by all proper means. This is a re-indorsement
of the disability and service pension
bills. Hon. MacMabon s resolution disap
proving Assistant Secretary Bussey's ruling
that dishonorable discharge is no bur to a
pension wns adversely reported.
"The House of Lords. "
Ever since tbe organisation of thaaU. A.
R, post department commanders have had
toe right, ax officio, to vote at the encamp
ment. As their numbers increased their in
fluenca waa felt and they were called "tbe
house of lords." A resolution was offered at
y1s session to deprive them of the right to
vote, and it was referred to a committee
which yesterday presented two reports, the
majority being adverse. There was a noise
discussion, but the majority report was
adopted 187 to So and "tbe house of lords"
A resolution was adopted providing far
the reinstatement of all members upon pay
ment of dues. A letter from Mrs. Sheridan
waa read, in which she thanks the O. A. R.
for tbe memorial pago to her husband in the
- Tbe usual resolutions of thanks to all who
had placed tbe encampment under obliga
tions to tbem were then passed and the busi
ness of tbe encampment having beeu con
cluded, Commander Warner delivered a
closing address on retiring from the chair.
Tbe adjutant general then called the officers
elect to the platform and tbe ceremony of
installation was performed. When this was
accomplished the ucampmant adjourned
sine die. ,
Johany Goes Marching Home,
The great gathering being over tbe "boys"
who were left thronged the streets with their
gripsacks, on their way to tbe railway sta
tions All Thursday night and yesterday
morning special trains were running on
every road, trying to take a way the crowds
of people that filled tbe stitions. Five
hundred car-load of visitors wire sent out
between 10 p. m. and 7 o'cloj k yesterday
morning. Tbe exodus was conj inued all day
yesterday and into the night, at id this morn
ing tbere are few or none of t te old soldier
visitors in tbe city. Gen. tberman and
Commissioner Tanner left Thin sday evening
for Washington City ' i
Railroad reports show tbat 1 5,000 strang
ers passed through the gates est tbe railway
stations during tbe week. Tks amount of
money spent in the city is pi iced at from
9750,0110 to $1,000,000.
Tha Council of Administration.
Immediately after the ad Joui nment ot the
rational encampment the n w council of
idministration held its first mooting. Commander-in-Chief-elect
Alger presided and
Col. E. F. Wigel was elected at cretary. The
adjutant general was instruct i to publish
the chief features ot the Boetot encampment
in Ave of the leading papers of the country
ABOUT BAKING POWDERS.
The I'nlted States Chemist ftiys They Are
Generally "All Kl(fl.t."
Washington City, Aug. SI Tbe baking
powder investigation which I. as been con
ducted under the direction of the chemist of
the United States department of agriculture.
Dr. H. W. Wiley, has been completed and
tbe results have been compiled iu a bulletin
which is now ready for the pre ss. The anal
yses of a large number of sum jles of various
baking powders purchased tot that purpose
and the conclusion derived i herefrom are.
not such as to create any general alarm lust
tbe American people should suffer injury to
health from the use of baking powders. At
the same time they show cot clusively the
error of the popular impression prevailing
hitherto that all the chemicals used in the
production of baking powdeisare expelled
during tbe process of hakii g. As to the
character of the residue left in the bread and
its effect upon health, tbe bnllutiu assigns
tbe decision of that important; point to the
physicians, holding that the strict line of
duty ot tbe chemist ends with revealing the
Kesalt of the Analses.
Tbe analyses of twelve powlers are given,
their selection being based upon tbe propor
tion of available carbonic .tcid, which, in
conjunction with the minimum of alkaline
residue, is the great test of excellence in
baking powder. Although the investiga
tions show tbat even with the best of tartrate
powders tbe residue rwmalnin ; in one loaf of
bread prepared with it i a of the same
character as seidliu powder aid in quantity
exceeded that of an ordinary ieidlitz powder
by more than 50 per cent ; still in this, as
most cases, the character of tbe residue
in tbe proportion found can hardly be re
garded as generally hurtful. An exception
ought to be made in regartl to tbe class of
powders containing alum, to which there is
more serious objection; but even in regard to
that class there seems to be same difference
Big; Front In the Huslne.
In connection with the analyses Dr.
Cramptou, by whom the practical work was
done aud the bulletin prepared, gives some
interesting facts as to the bal ing powder in
dustry. One is as to its extent. According
to the best available infori mtion it would
seem that the American leople pay very
nearly, u not quite, Via, 0X 1,000 a year fo
baking powder; that the ctet to the manu
facturers is less than a third i f that amount,
does not render the statement less intei
The Hounding; Bust, Hall.
Chicago, Aug. SL The sxires made by
National league base ball clubs yesterday
are given below: At Pittsbu-g (first game)
Pittsburg 8, Chicago 1 ; (sect, ud game) Pitts
burg 5, Chicago 9; at New York New York
?, Boston a eight innings darkness; at
Washington City Washing ou 2, Philadel
phia 2 twelve innings, darkness; at Cleve
land Cleveland 4, Indianaplis 5. Ameri
can association: At Brooklyn Brooklyn 14,
Kansas City 4; at Philadelptia Athletic 7,
Cincinnati 1; at Baltimore Baltimore 3,
Louisville 4; at Columbus Columbus 13, Su
Western league: At Minneapolis Minne
apolis 3, Ues Moines 4: at Denver Denver
10, B.oux City 3.
Lost the Highwayniaa'a Tiail.
Bessemer, Mich , Aug. 31. Sheriff David
Foley, Indiuu guide, and the bloodhounds all
came in to Bessemer yestertlay morning, hav
ing lost tbe trail of tbe big iwayman at the
Ontonagon Kiver iu tbe wow i about twenty
five miles east of Gogebic like. The sheriff
had easy trace ot the fugitive to a point on
that atream, but there the fellow seems to
have doubled on his tracks. Tbe hounds of
Honest John," tbe Cniptswa guide, bad
proved utterly worthless.
Excited Americans in China.
London, Aug. 31. A Bbuighai dispatch
to The (standard says: luiense excitement
prevails amongst the Americans residing
here in consequence of news received from
i'ekin tbat prominent Chine officials have
prtitioned the government f the expulsion
of all Americans from the country. It is re
ported that Prince Chun, the father of the
emperor, is advocating tbi exclusion of
Mist ook Bat Poison for Sugar.
Das Mounts, la.. Aug. 81. Celia Kenna,
of Manning, la., Thursday made some tea
ffrtr Kar n lr fc - - I. i . . .
woBUMuug. oue aiierwara maae some I or
herself and made the samo mistake. Both
died yesterday morning.
Killed Blmseir with n Lead Pencil.
Pittsbcrg, Aug. 3L W.lliam J. Fry, a
young man whp was sent to tbe county jail
last Wednesday for drunkei ness, was found
dead in his cell yesterday morning. Just
over bis heart are several Loles made with a
lead pencil which was f und broken and
bloody in bis pocket.
BOSTON IN GREAT LUCK.
The Editors Will Meet at the Hub Next
Time They Get Together.
Dktroit, Aug. 81. Thu National Edi
torial association yesterday selected Boston
as the next place of mee ing after hissing
down John McOratb, of B iton Rouge, ior
asking if Boston would look upon tbe south
ern editors as red-handed n bels. Tbe hissing
came from the southern del .-gates and good
feeling was promptly restot ed.
A Flag from a Sot therner. '' '
Gen. D. Hv Elliott, of tbe Florida delega
tion, presented the associa -iou an American
flag with all tbe stars and stripes complete,
and in a brief speech urged that it be kept as
the emblem of a reunited country. A. 11
Lourie. of Elgin, Ills., responded and
brought down the house by declaring that if
tbe flag should ever again leed defenders no
men would respond more iiuickly to tbe coll
than mau from the chivalrous south.
Election of OC leers.
At tbe election of utile irs C. E. Lee, of
Rhode Island, was mado president; J. B.
Stanley, of Alabama; E. B. Fletcher, of Illi
nois, and E. W. Stephens, of Missouri, vice
presidents; John M. Deau'i, of Ohio, and
William Kennedy, of Pennsylvania, secreta
ries; A. H. Lourie, of Illinois, treasurer.
At the close of tbe busii ess meeting tbe
convention took a' steamer to Star island,
where a banquet asarti.ken ot To-day
the party went to Niagara Falls.
Mrs. Hamilton's Victim Getting Well.
Atlantic City, Aug. 8L Mrs. Mary
Donnelly, tbe woman whe was stabbed in
tbe abdomen by Mrs. Robert Ray Hamilton,
bas .been declared out ot d ingor by the phy
sician attending her, and a certificate to that
effect was yesterday handed to the prose
cutor of tbe pleas. Mm amilton will pro
bably be released on bail. If she gets the
limit ot the law on her 1 rial it will be five
years in tbe penitentiary.
The Insatiable Kngli.h Syndicate.
Boston, Aug. SL An Kuglish syndicate
with t50,000,OoQ is buyit g control of the
leather tanneries of this ccontry, and has al
ready secured for f 10,000 MX) twenty-three
of tbe principal tauneride in the eastern
Portentous of Blood.
London on the Brink of a
THE SITUATION A
A Call on Every Workman In the City to
Strike oa Monday Tbe Gas Works Oat
of Coal and Egyptian Darkness an Al
most Certain Consequence Prospects
of Riot with the Police Unreliable
Feeding the Destitute People Cardinal
London, Aug. 8L Meetings, were held
last night by every trades union organiza
tion iu London, and the different workmen's
societies, for the purpose ot taking action
upon a circular issued by the dock laborers'
committee yesterday morning in which they
urge all London workingmen to go on a
strike next Monday unless tbe dock com
panies yield to the demands of their striking
employes. The importance of the decision
can scarcely be overestimated, tl a general
strike is inaugurated Monday as contem
plated by the circular, it is difficult to see
bow riot and bloodshed can be averted.
The Leader Are Socialists.
The leaders iu many ot the workmen's or
ganization are prouounced Socialists, and
those hava never made a secret of their con
victions that tbe ultimate triumph of their
cause can only coma through violence and
revolution. The present soems to be their
opportunity, aud if they can persuade the
million toilers of the metropolis to lay down
their tools on Monday, it is certain that in
!ss than a week thereafter the streets of
London will lieholl scenes of turbulence
luch as no living Englishman has ever seen.
The Police with the Strikers.
What adds vastly to the difficulties of the
situation is the fact that tbe rank and file of
London's police force ere heartily in sym
pathy with the present strike, and would
without a doubt sympathize with the parti
cipants of a general sn-ike should it be de
cided upon. They subscribe liberally to tbe
strikers' relief fund, aud when off duty their
criticisms ou the conduct of employers leave
no oue to doubt on which side of the conflict
they would prefer to flrfht la the event of
the slightest trouble, therefore, the authorities
would be compelled to rely upon tbe troops,
whose riflos and bayonets would do bloody
work in a crowded London street.
Prospects of a City In Darkness.
The gas companies early in the week were
nervous about what their stokers would do,
but now this bas come to be a matter of
very little moment, as all tbe coal they have
on band can only last until Monday and
after that there is no way ot getting a fur
ther supply. London is certain to be left in
darkness Monday night if tbe strike contin
ues, and after that how much longer no man
can telL ,
Sympathy In High Places. ,
The strikers had their usual parade
yesterday, and were much more cheer
f ul than on any other day since the begin
ning of the strike. They had had an assur
ance from the head of the labor organizations
of Belgium that the threatened influx of la
borers from the contiuent was a false alarm,
anu some laborers wno bad bean brought up
from Ureenock to London under the pretense
tbat they were being taken to Southampton
had refused to work and been sent back.
Cardinal Manning, toe, drove to Leadeubsil
street and sat in bis carriage to watch the
procession pass and expressed bis sympathy
with tbe meu, and Bir Andrew Lusk gavs
them a few words "of encouragement and
subscribed f i0 to one of their f uuds.
Another Side of the Picture.
But there is another side to the picture in
the homes of the striker, n omen and chil
dren are suffering the pangs of hunger. Sid
ney Buxton, M. P.., who represents one of
the east London constituencies, and the Sal
vation Army have vied with each other in
furnishing relief to these unfortunates. Bux
ton's charity takes tbe form of breakfasts to
toe cuuuren oi the strikers and jugs of soup
aud loaves of bread to tbe families. He
bas established stations all through
the East Eud, and yesterday morning be
furnished over two tbousand meals to the
childreu. The Salvation Army bas estab
lished a food doK)t at the West India docks.
where the HM.-essaries of life are sold at
ridiculously small prices by means of food
tickets, '."J.UliO of which have been sold and
used since Monday. The Salvation Army
has also distributed between C, 000 and 7,000
portions of bread and cheese among the
laborers each morning.
THE ILLINOIS MINING STRIKE.
Strikers Decide to Go Bark to Work on
StreaTOR, Ills., Aug. 31. The miners'
convention, which closed its labors at noon
yesterday, was a stoamy one, having re
matned in almost continuous session for
twenty-four hours. Many of tbe delegates
were tired of the long fight with tbe coal
barons. A resolution was finally introduced
providing for a settlement ot the difficulty
on tbe basis of the Coal Run arbitration.
This provides tor the payment of
cents in tbe Mreator hold and a proportion'
ate reduction at other points. The resolu
tion also asks for fortnightly pay daya It
is thought that tbe operators .will refuse fort-
I be ueniuud for tbe abolition of tb
annual iron-clad contract was dropped.
Scott s Proposition Rejected.
on one point tne convention was unani
mous the offer made by the Spring Valley
Cool company to its employes was de
nounced in unspariug terms. Without
single dissenting vote in the convention the
Spring Valley miners were pledzed the unan
imous support of tbe miners of northern Illi
nois in the continuance of their fight.
2 Makes Fifteen Lives Lost In a Month.
Denver, Col., Aug. 31. At Sopris,
small mining camp south of here, Wednes
day night, an 8-year-old daughter of James
Dnnochy started to kindle a fire with coal
oiL The can exploded, burning the girl to
death and fatally burning her mother, who
attempted lo snve her child. This makes
fifteen lives lost in this state during tbe past
month by the explosion of kerosene oil cans
A GalesbiirK, Ills., Man Killed.
Desvbr, Aug. 81. The Leadville express
on the South Park railroad was derailed
near Lstabrook Thursday night by the
spreading of the track. Several cars were
thrown clown an embankment Jusiah Gale
of Oalesburg, Ills., circuit clerk, was killed.
A number of other passengers were injured,
but not seriously.
The CriMHie Mitft Pay Duty.
ashingtoh CiTT, Aug. 8t The treas
ury deiMti-tmeiit bus refused to admit tree of
duty tweuty-four plaiu silver crosses in
ported for the convent of the Holv Child at
Sharon Hill, Pa., holding that the crosses
are me same as sold Dy jewelers and subject
The Tanderbllts Get Another Line.
PirrsBi RO, Pa., Aug. 31. The Vander-
bilts, havi g acquired complete control of
tbe Bench Creek railroad, in this state, will
extend it westward eighty-seven miles from
Gazzatn, Clearfield county, to Oil City,
where it will connect with the Lake Shore.
Un tbe east tbe Beech Creek connects with
tbe Reading for Philadelphia. By the
western extension tbe Vanderbilta will have
another direct line from tbe east to Chicago.
From Philadelphia to Chicago the line will
be 150 miles shorter than any now in
Swung Off by the Sheriff.
Cumberland, Md., Aug. 8L M C. Oar-
lits shot and killed his wife, who had left
him because of bis brutality, on the street in
this city March 30. The sheriff hung him
yesterday. He went to his doom fearlessly
Little Rock, Ark., Aug. SL William
Walker, colored, and Jack Spaniard, a Choc
taw Indian, were hung at Fort Smith yes
terday. Spaniard's crime was the killing ot
united stales ueputy Marshal Erwin, Sept;
JO, isttt. -
A Mining Engineer Perils
Life for Others.
A. COAL PIT FLOODED WITH WATER,
And Forty-Five Colliers Imprisoned
Engineer Meena, Falling to Get Com
pany. Goes in Alone and Brings the
Dased Prisoners Ont Safely Horrible
'Accident In a Steel Mill One or the
Victims Completely Denuded of Flesh
Cumberland, MA, Aug. 8L Forty-five
men were in tbe Allegany mine, thirteen
miles from Cumberland, belonging to the
Consolidated Coal company, yesterday
morning when tbe wall bet ween it and the
adjoiuing worked-out Boston, or JEtna,
mine gave way from pressure of water in
the old mine. It flowed steadily in a strong
stream over four feet in depth and there
were grave fears for the men inside. Hours
passed before any relief could be obtained
by tbe men inside, and outside the deep con
cern ot wives, children and loving frienda
wasdepicted on every countenance.
A Brave Man to the Rescue.
Finally the water bad subsided to a depth
that would allow entrance to the mine aud
H. P. Meem, the mining engineer of the
company, started in alone in search of the
imprisoned men, none of tbe outsiders being
willing to venture. After wading through
the water against a strong current up to his
arm pits and over an irregular bed l,5o0
feet, he came to a group of forty-three men
who told him of a man and a boy being in a
distant room. No one would go to their
Well Done, Meem I
He started on anew and finding the two.
place the boy on his shoulders and, biddi ng
tbe man to follow, turned back and joined
tbe group The men seemed terrified and
without judgment. They declined to go for-1
waru uuui aitsr mucn parsuasion, ana wen
only after Meem had taken the load with the
child on his shoulders. Fortunately all es
caped. The water was an accumulation of
years and is still flowing at considerable
depth, though with less force.
Heavy Loss to the Company.
Tbe loss to tbe coal companv is said to be
heavy; tbe full extent will not be ascertained
until the water has entirely subsided.
Meem's courage in entering the mine and the
hope and eucouragement be gave the en
tombed miners when be met them may be
justly considered their salvation. He is
certainly the tieneficiary to many a loving
heart in homes tbat would be grief -stricken.
where widows tears and orphans cries
would prevail in place of joyful and thank
ful hearts, bad he not ventured.
TERRIBLE MILL ACCIDENT.
Four Men Lose Their Lives and Four
Others In Aeony The Death K1L
Pittsbcrg, Pa., Aug. 31. A ladle con
taining thii ty tons of molten steel boiled
over lute yesterday afternoon at Carnegie's
Homestead Steel works, burning oue man to
death, one so badly tbat he died at P o'clock
lost night, aud fatally burning two others.
Four others were seriously burned.
The List of Dead and Dylns;.
The dead are as follows: Andrew Kepplen,
leaves wile and f our ch iidren ; Nicholas Bow
ers, 'J4 years of age, single; John Lewis,
burned all over body, cannot recover, 30
years of age. single; Joseph Durkes, 34 years
of age, fatally burned, has a wife and two
children in Hungary.
Badly Burned Victims.
The seriously burned are: Isaac Sone, ladle
man, burned all over, but will recover:
Stephen Christ, badly burned; Michael
Dzerko, 0 years of age, badly burned; John
Dudas, terribly burned. All of these ' will
Kepplen's Horrible Fate.
Oue of tbe most heartrending features of
the aocident was the recovery of tbe body of
Andrew Kepplen. He bad fallen into a
quantity of the molten metal aud a stream
of water was kept pluying on the mass until
it became cooL Then tbe skeletou of tbe
poor man was taken from the iron bed and
when removed there was a distiuct outline
of bis body in the metal.
Mrs. Judge Terry Iu Court.
Sas Fkancisoo, Aug. SI. Mrs. Terry ap-.
peered in court Thursday to answer tbe in
dictment charging her with resisting United
States Marshal Franks during tbe exciting
scene in the circuit court room last Septem
ber. She was dressed iu deep mourning and
wept at times when her late husband's name
was mentioned. Her face shows evidence of
the painful experience she has recently gone
through. Her counsel entered a plea of not
guilty. The opposing lawyers almost bad a
fight over the question of the time for trial,
the district attorney insisting on Sept. U
and Mrs. Terry's counsel asking that it be
put off to a later date, owing to Mrs. Terry's
recent bereavement bopt. Yi was decided
upon and comment here is that it looks
like persecution, as there is no need for
Frightful Ileatructlon of Life.
txlf DON, Aug. l. Umpetolaes reosived
Saturday from Japan increase the horrors of
the story of tbe destruction of life and prop
erty by tbe recent typhoons and floods. It is
now esumatea mat iu,ooo pet-sous were
drowned or killed at V'akayma, while at
J unks the crops and various materials were
destroyed to an amount utterly incalculable.
There bos been terrible suffering among tbe
survivors, over 'Ju.OUO people being left
homeless and without the ordinary neces
srries of life.
The Cronln Murder Trial.
Chicago, Aug. SI. After a long dis
cussion in Judge McConnell's court yester
day during which innumerable exceptions
were taken by the defense, it was agreed to
commence the trial of the Cronin murder
suspects at ouce and a special venire was
issued for a jury. During tbe afternoon little
progress was made, the state rejecting four
of the venire and accepting the same
The British parliament was prorogued
Friday till ov. 10.
Stouewall Jackson's only child, Mrs. W
E. Christian, nee Julia Jackson, died at
Charlotte, N. C., Friday.
The president expl essed himself as deter
mined to remain away from ashington
City durir.g the mouth of September if pos-
One of the administrators of the will ot
Henry Shaw says nearly the entire estate.
valued at C2,no0,0O0 or more, has been left to
tbe city of St. Louis
The Broadway (New York) Surface Street
railroad was sold at auct ion Friday tor 26,-
UU0. CoL Dan Laiuont was the purchaser,
bis being tbe only bid.
The postmaster general bas ordered the
offer of a reward of 1,000 for the arrest and
conviction of any person attacking mail
coaches on the highway or railway.
Tbe Greenville, H. C, News has come to
the conclusion that this country cannot
exist part white and part black and invites
tbe latter portion of tbe population to
It is stated tbat Princess Marguerite of
Prussia, youngest sister of Emperor Will
iam is shortly to be betrothed to Prince
Christian of Denmark, eldest son of Crown
First Assistant Postmaster General Clark-
son is in Chicago at the bead of a commis
sion which will investigate tbe needs of that
omce in tbe war of helo and imorovamanto.
Tbe investigation will require about three
last Fourth of July John Turner, colored,
killed Charles Walker at Favetteville. W
Va. Wednesday be was captured and Thurs
day night a mob took him from laiL shot
him to death and then hanged tbe body to a
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THE LEGAL LIGHTS ADJOURN.
CiSMlng Transaction or the American Bar
Chicaoo, Aug. -il. The final business at
tended to by the American Bar association
yesterday was the choice of officers for tbe
coming year. The committee having the
matter in charge named the following, wbo
were unanimously agree 1 upon: Edward
Hitchcock, of St. LouiS, president; Edward
Otis Hinckley, of Baltimore, secretary;
Francis Rawle, of Philadelphia, treasurer;
tbe executive committee to be composed of
tbe officers named, ex-President David
Dudley Field; George A. Mercer, of Georgia;
J. Randolph Tucker, of Virginia, and
Charles C. Bonney, of Illinois. There was
also named one vica president for each state
and a council of five from each. Tbe vice
president from Illinois is Benjsmin F. Ayer;
from Indiana, Benjamin Harrison; Iowa,
Oliver P. Sberas; Michigan, Thomas J.
O'Brien; Wisconsin, A. L. Cary.
Suggestion to Legislatures.
Tbe committee report yesterday on some
means of preventing hasty legislation was
adopted. It is proposed that all bills be
referred to a revision committees immedi
ately after their passage, for revision and cor
rection of phraseology, the object being to
prevent tbe passage of acts made meaning
less or indefinite by reason ot imperfect
grammar or other defects. There was a
motion made that would have postponed
action for another year, but upon a member
saying tbat the association had been eight
years dist-using the subject, President
'Can we have it said that tbe American
Bar association, which is constantly urging
speed in the administration of tbe law, has
hesitated longer over this reform?"
Mi outs of laughter greeted Field's words.
and the motion for delay was lost and the
measure passed with a yelL
Supreme Court and Other Matters.
Resolutions requesting tbe co-operation ot
bar associations and their members in secur
ing legitilatiou for tbe relief of tbe supreme
court were adopted, as was a resolution att
ainting a committee of one menilxr from
Vtch stale to ure the adoption of uniform
luws r urJiiig marriage, divorce, execution
of will and acknowledgement of deeds. A
resolution to appoint a committee to agitate
for uniform election laws was laid on the
The Wold's Fair Bob I p.
A resolution indorsing Chicago for the
location of the World's fair in 192 raised
quite a commotion. It was offered by Mr.
RusselL aud, after thanking tbe citizens of
Chicago and the State and Chicago Bar as
sociations, it closed "heartilys indoring aud
commending Chicago's laudable and patriot
ic ertorts to secure tbe orld's fair in l'ftja."
All the members 'rom the east were in
stantly on their feet, calling points of order,
moving amendments, and seeking by other
procedure to defeat the resolution.
iTesident Field finally made himself beard
over tbe din and ruled that the wond s fair
indorsement was out of order, and ruled
likewise on the amendments of tbe eastern
lawyers to change Chicago to New York.
The obnoxious sentence was stricken out and
the resolution passed.
Close ot tile Convention.
There was some other business of little
general importance transacted and the
meeting was ready to adjourn siue die.
President Field made a few closing remarks.
He thanked the assembly for their courtesy,
urged that each man remember that he
was working for great results, and counseled
greater energy and labor to this end. His
remarks were cheered and the assembly dis
solved. Last night the members attended a ban
quet given tbem at tbe Grand Pacific hotel
by the Chicag-o Bar association.
The Half-Mile Record Broken.
West Chester, N. Y., Aug. 81. The
course at Morris park kept up its reputation
for record-breaking yesterday when Geral
dine ran a i mile iu 0:4H, which is 1' sec
onds better than the former record. In the
other races there was nothing phenomenal
about the time, although the course was con
The 1 horouglibreds at CblcHgo.
Chicago, Aug. 31 At the West Side
course yesterday tbe winning horses wi re:
Cynthia, mile. 1:2$; Impe, ?4' mile heats,
three being run to settle the race, Sunday
taking the first in 1:14; uu.i Coupe the other
two in 1:1 V. and 1:1TJ4; Cui us, niikv,
1:345.5; Arundel, 1 mile, 1:42; Elsie B.,
John L. Sullivan's Mother Dead.
Boston. Aug. SL Mrs. Catherine Sulli
van, mother of Joliu L. Sullivan, the
pugilist, died last night after a long illness.
She was 52 years old.
Ene-lIfttlfUAB Hllvln U'.t..a.i.lr.
Han Diego, Cel Aug. 3L The San Diego
YV n1 Artartr-L-d rw-tm i to ri - k-. asm ..-
English syndicate for $l,-rU0,0U0.
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Eighteenth St., bet. Third and Fourth sve.,
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He will make a great effort to perpetuate the good name of this
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