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T31E HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
8atcoat, Bkitmibe 7.' 1889.
COMORKMMAII OsT it Waj Op tO fill
eara In the map.
"To tb victors belong, tb, poiU"
Civn. tervlce reform liTes only In
cme. It died March 4th last.
It It presumed now tbat republican
headquarter will be changed from
Thomas' drag ttore to Fifth avenue and
"Boss" Weli should get Tarson Mor
gan back here, make him bis deputy and
stand him against Oest for the republi
can congressional nomination next sum
mer. Boss" Wells has carried ibe follow,
inn verbal message to Congressman Oest:
"Rock Island will be solid for you In
ItfOO. I keep my word; reference, tele
gram to Blaine in '84."
It may be a liilie I ale, but neverthe
less we wish to give the Hon. Mr. Oest
little advice: "Remember your
friends." Other congressmen have fallen
by the wayside by doing at Mr. Oest has
Among a batch of appointments made
by President Harrison late yesterday af
ternoon was that of Howard Wells, to be
postmaster at Rock Island. While the
administration's disregard for civil service
reform has been a matter of public com
men t for some time, its abuse of both the
spirit and letter of the law could not be
more forcibly illustrated than in the re
moval of Postmaster Iliiesing. What
ever criticism might be made by local
republicans of ex President Cleveland's
observance of the civil service law dur
ing his term of office, it was only neces
sary to point to the case of Maj. II awes
to silence them. Under Cleveland Maj.
Hawes served three years and a half as
postmaster, while Mr. Huesing is allowed
to serve only sis months under Harrison.
Both parties la their platforms claim al
legiance to civil service reform, but how
wofully deficient In fulfilling its pledget
it the republican party?
Of course Wells' appointment is due to
Congressman Gest's influence, and if that
gentleman could bear all the uncompli
mentary remarks made by disgruntled re
publicans he would quickly realize that
his dsyt of political sffliienre are num
bered. In bis recommendttion Mr. Oest
wss evidently influenced by the loud
clamoring, and noise made by Wells and
his adherents. The "boss" was the only
one to get up a petition and be hardly
waited for confirmation of newt of II ar
rlson's election before he was out hust
ling for names. The other applicants
were notified by Oest tbat a petition
would have no weight with him and so
nothing was done by tbern in tbat direc
tion. Now. however, Oest is said to cite
the fact that be made the appointment
because Walls bad the heaviest backing.
Nevertheless, the congressman will prob
ably realize by the time the next con
gressional election rolls around that
Wells' following and Influence is largely
Mteve sr4lea feat.
Niaoaba Falls, N. Y., Hept. 7.
Steve Brodie, the noted bridge jumper,
went over the center of tbe Horseshoe
Falls today in a padded rubber suit. He
Wits taken out below the falls uncon
scious, remaining so twenty minutes, tbe
blood oozing from bis mouth, nose and
ear. He finally revived, and it pro
nounced In no serious danger.
At Saw York it in taiel that tb, widow
of JuiIru T.-rry will go nn tli staga,
Hwiry N. (itiM-t, Mm "Pruim Hal" of tb
Twml ring; in New York, difd in that rfry
A traiW union i-nnirini at IimIni, Ront
lanii, tlita k rvM-tMl tin Lisa, ot n.ig ho
nour day by a ote t( HH to Ki.
Indian poll co are patrolling tho recently
acquire. I Humx ivwrration hi,. I to km
land aiMM-iilator nut of tb country.
To minnr mUmg th Iowait,tral and
Jokwlo, Peoria an I V.Mt- have stru-.fc
for a lO-oeiit-a-ton advinc in waew.
A teachers' iii-titiita, whioli has been in
"".lift rawfonlnvllte, InL, rmol Ted tbat
it m unbecoming in pa'taeoeup to chew
May Mnrrliand, a girl of about IS years,
lull ihicaitft r rii lay ufinrtMon for Niagara,
wbar, ahi) riM- to make a trip over (he
laii in a barrel
Severe storm prevailed PriJay in dlffnr-
ent parts of Mwltaerland. Many farm
hoiuea Lavs been struck by lightuing and
burned to the ground.
Walter g Orexham camp, Hon of Vete
ana, baa been organiiid at IndianapolU, tbe
quidnuncs my, lor the purpos of baoiuiag
lit JU'ljfe for tbe praanloiicy.
Tbe Chiratco WorM'sfair committee an
nounce that the whole .'),(K),(rK) capital
stock ba lieen pledge I, 0irice M. Pullman
putting bit nanm d.wn for I'MI.IXM) of It.
R'V. J. K. Or i trim, a ilnptmt preacher of
Waunnmla, l.ak county. III., ba elofied
witb a Miea Tidriiarsh. fearing hi wife and
two cliil Irxii to look out for tbemwlv.
C'liurle IHigh, wbo desert his family in
New York end wm arreeted tberefor,
aincl bl, wife and tb court Frbtay by
producing a divoroe obtained In Illinois.
It turn out that the umpire of tbe game
or baa Imll at D ittiu?toa. H. C, last week,
wbo was struck witb a baa ball bat by
Congreaamaa Harlan's son. Is not dead, aal
will probably recover.
A tramp wbo wa mil to a farmer at
Macon, Ma, undor tbe atato law afalnst va
granoy about a year age, has began adit fa
too United Htate court for rtamagtti against
. tbe autborttio for fata Imprisonment
Before leaving Mr. Wanamaker's resldMne
Friday morning President Harrison pulled
np hi sleeves and planted a tree on the post
master general' plantation. Tbe day was
hot and the preaiilential perspiration flowed
freely. The tree was a chestnut
Whipping Mea-roe la OeorgU.
A TLA ST A, Oa., 8ei.t 7. A delegation of
cltisens called on Governor Gordon yssttv
day and asked him to take action concerning
tb whipping of a int of negro by un
known white men, Thursday night, at East
Point, near Atlanta. Tb affair grew out of
tb, lynching of a negro boy on Wsdnesdaf
for rape, Tbe negro held a mass-meeting,
nd the cltisens, becoming scared, sent for
tb, police from Atlanta. Tb, presenos of
tb, officer prevented further Sroiib'e, bat
after they had go,.e a lot of white men went
to different c i bin; and whipped tbe aegroes,
Ths governor bas offered a reward of $100
for any person convicted of having taken
pu t in the affair.
Three Hundred Killed by an
Explosion, Mostly Girls. .
ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE WOUNDED.
Aatwerp, Helgiuea. VUlted trr a Frlh
fal Calamity A Cartridge raaterjr
IMowa to Piece, aad the Werklng Oirl
Meet Ibla te ' Follow the
Kxploaloo and Ietroy Property by the
Million Tbe riamee Mill Baaing at
Loot Report Pirir M Lost la Pit
Horror Other Casualties.
Astwbrp, Sept 7. A frightful diastor
occurred In this city yesterday, which bas
put tbe city in mourning, and Caused a
great lue of property. A large cartridge
factory was situated close to the docks, and
in the vicinity of Ibe bourse, and alo close
to tbe warehouse,, in which pefroleuin is
stored. Macy work people were employed
in the factory yesterday, when suddenly an
explosion of dynamite took place, killing at
least H people ai4 wounding A00 others.
To add to the destruction the debi i, took
fire, threatening tb, bourse, which was
ablnse several times, and spreading
to tb, petroleum warehouses and
shipping. At this writiug the fir, is
still raging florcelv and the beat the firemen
hope fee is to xtinguish it in twenty-four
hoars. The beat from tbe burning masses
of petroleum was intense and it was impos
sible to approach to within 100 yards.
He vera 1 vessel have been burned at their
dorks and others were only saved through
the promptest action of their officers in tow
ing tbem out of danger. Tb, fire is not
now spreading and it is hoped, if tlie wind
does not rise during the night, tbat tb,
flames can be confined to their present
limits. A strong west wind would, however,
set the entire city in a blai,v
Tb Oil Warehouse oa Fire.
As soon as tbe nature of the disaster be
came known tbe authorities ordered detach
ments of troops to tbe scene, and witb their
aid tbe thousands of excited people wrra
kept at a distance from the wrecked build
ing. Tbe firrnieu had reached tbe place and
were about to begin the work of extinguish
ing the biasing ruins when it was d iscovered
tbat tbe neighboring oil warehouse were on
fire. Officers at onoe passed through the
dense crowd, tolling tliein of the new and
terrible danger. Tbe people were soon re
moved to a safe distance, by which time
hug, flashes of fir, were leaping into the air
as barrel after barrel of oil exploded and
poured out into tbe various yards.
The Flresaea Forced Back.
In less than half an hour tbe 80,000 ban els
of oil was liberated aad, gathered into huge
pools her, and there, was sending high into
tbe air great volumes of flame. As tbe bias,
gathered headway tbe smoke, which was of
tbe moat stifling and offensive description,
spread all over the city, ami tbe firemen and
troops wbo were compelled to remain near
the burniug masses were overcome witb
nauwo in many cases. Tbe air becoma so
Mark eventually tbat tbe soldiers and fire
men were withdrawn some distauce. It being
evident tlmt no efforts on their part could
check the progress of Um terrible conflagra
tion.' Before this action was taken, bow
ever, many of the troops and firemen had
been carried away to tb, faiatpital, having
been in jure. I either by flying pie. of bill
ing wood or overcome by tbe beat Tbe fire
men were then directed to confine their at
tention to property in tbe immediate vicin
ity of the great blase. This they are still
A Panic la the Utreets.
When tbe people living in tbe neighbor
hood real. td what a terrible disaster bal
befallen tbe city a panic ovjrtook tbem.
Nearly all are of tbe poorer class, and some
of them began moving their hbuseiiol I goods
into tbe street This example was followed
by others, and in a short time tbe streets in
the neighborhood were blocked np, interfer
ing with the movement of troop, and fire
men. Tbe panic was brought to an end by
tb, city officii Is, many of whom personally
helped tbe affrighted people to get their
goods back into their homes. ,
Origin of the IHsaater.
Tbe explosion occurred in a workshop
where a Urge number ot obi cartridges were
being taken to pieces. Many men and
women were employed in tbe shop and they
were actively engaged in breaking np the ol I
cartridges. There were fully a.',0th1,00u of
tbem in and about Um premises, a part of
tbem already broken up. The flumes cover
two acres of ground and rise to an immense
Explosion, atill Oolna- On.
Amid the fierce roar of the flames
are beard from time tbe loud reports
from explosion, to which there seem to be
no and. Tho explosions are suppowd to be
of package of cartridges stored in the build
ings, wbicb seem to remain intact until tbe
hot tongues of flume are actually upon tbem.
The shipping at the African dorks and at
the American dock is in imminent danger,
and all the facilities for removing the ve
sels from ibe immediate vicinity of tbe con
flagration are lieing pressed into service.
Folly flOO People IMwd.
Later At an early hour this morning
tbe tire was still rsging with undiminishid
fury and the military were assisting the flre
tnm s t irvaating the spread of the con
flagration. It M now certaiu that fully X
people have per wiled and no less than a, thou
sand are injured. The scene at tbe hospitals
where the wounded have been conveyed are
heartrending. ; The shins at the American
docks were saved, tbe wind being favorable
A Ilea-nlar Bosabarriinent.
The explosions at tbe cartridge factory
still continue at frequent intervals, and the
flying shells rendttr the work of the firemen
ami soldiers extremely perilous Tbe factory
was known as tbe Curvileian factory. Tbe
communal council recently condemned the
factory as dangerous, but for some unex
plained reason it was allowed to continue
operations. The victims are mostly factory
girls. Windows were shattered at points
three miles away.
Tbe loss in property cannot be stated yet,
but it will reach millions '
DEADLY WORK BY LIGHTING.
Nine Ooorglans Struck by the F.leetrle
Fluid and Killed.
Msco. Gs,, S.pt 7 IL IL Rouse, J. W.
Shivers and John Hliiveis were killed by
lightning near Albany, On., yesterday. Tbey
were on their way to market witb cotton,
and took refuge under a tree from a heavy
Near Hnrdsway a railway bridge was
struck by lightning, and six men wbo bad
sought shelter under It were killed. Their
names are not reported.
A Ho roll of Olrla Capslaei b
Pakih, Ky.t Sept 7. Mount Airy, the
suburban home of CoL W. E Siinins, ex
Confederate states senutor, which overlooks
this city, was tbe scene of a grand party
Thursday evening, given to bis son's class
mates at Tale college, Messrs. Langdon
Snipe, of Maine, and Starling Chiles, of
f ituburg. As a bus crowded witb young
ladies and top-heavy witb gentlomen was
coming down the winding ond from Mount
Airy it overturned, and the sixteen pas
sengers were thrown belter skelter, and most
of tbem were bruised. Eight of tb, young
jail ica were among the injured, one of whom
was Miss Husia Todd, of Indianapolis, and
one young man had a shoulder dislocated.
None ol the hurts is serious.
Two Men llrnwnefi.
OciAW Cm, Mil. Sent. 7. Cant J. T.
Robinson, formerly of Long Island, and
Capt William Sport, of this place, were
drowned here veaterdav. Their tth
others started out in two .bouts on a fishing
excursion, me sua was very rough and
Capt Robinsou's boat capsized. Knbtnson
and Stiort were drawn In h the niutar-tna
and drowned. The others were rescued by
tbe lile-savinjr crew. The accident occursd
in fnll view of tbe 900 gu t, at tbe hotel
Terrible Colliery Holocaust.
EoiKBURQH, ' S pt 7. The colliery at
Peniciiirk, a small town ten miles from this
city, was the seen, Thursday of a terrible
mintug disaster. There w, slxty-toor men
In tbe mine when nn exp esioa of gas took
place. Up to tb, preeeas tlm, fifty dead
and scorched victim turn Deen taken from
tb pit, tearing only foartcn of tb, miners
Tare, Near Ooavh ta Killed.
Atlanta, Oa., Sept 7. At Rising Fawn
furnaces yesterday three negro convicts
were killed by a prematire explosion of
dynamite. The accident v as the result ot
tbe men's carelessness.
THE KILLING OF JU3GE TERRY.
Depaty Marshal Naa-la Olvee Hi Version
of tn. Tragedy.
SahFhancisoo, Sept 7. Deputy Mershal
Nsgle testified in the ha baas corpus proceeding-
yesterday that Tirry struck Jus
tic, Field twice, onoa in t m faos with his
right hand, and then on the back of tbe
b,id with his left hand. Nagl, threw
out his hand to keop Terry oft, , and
shouted: "Stop that I I am a
United States officer.'' Terry's hand was
raised for another blow, while he glared
angrily at Nagle. Then he moved his hand
toward his bosom, and Na tie, believing bis
lif, in dangar, fired twice Terry falling.
Nagle said Terry looked ike a man crary
with anger. Nagl, knew t, always carried
a knife. This concluded the testimony. Tbe
question of jurisdiction will be argued
THE NIAGARA FALU? SUICIDE.
It Was Probably Not Mrs. Lawrence, but a
loans; Hlnghamton Woman.
Binohamton, N. Y., Sev 7. Tbe young
woman who committed suicide at Niagara
Falls Thursday morning is believed to be
Anna Mead, of Binghamton. She left her
bom, to take a walk on Wednesday morn
ing, and bar parents Thunday received a
letter m her hand-writing, pt marked Niag
are Falls, in which she said sh, intended go
ing over the falls, and ex u-essed the hope
that her body would never t , found. Miss
Mead was 25 years of age and well connect
ed. No reason can be given for her act
Mo Jury Yet la tbe Cn.nln Case.
Chicago, Sept 7. Twenty-four talesmen
ware examined yesterday in the Cronin
trial All but one were cused. The ex
ception was Henry Thayer, who, with the
two passed temporarily Thtrsday, was held
over for the night Just before the court
adjourned for the day, Kate Attorney
Looge neck ar peremptorily thallenged Free
man Uroas, wbo was passed by tbe state and
tb, defense, and who, it was popularly
believed, would be a juryman in tb, cele
brated cess. Tb, attorneys for tbe defense
strenuously objected to the challenging of
tbe juror, but Judge McCoanslI decided that
tbe peremptory . cha lleug, ill this case wss
based on good grounds, which would be pri
vately communicated to tbe attorneys for
defense, and that b, would st stain it
Tb, reason is said to be t utt Gross inter
fered to stop a man from killing bis wife
and bad to kill tb, man in sel -defense.
The ColUeton polled Tnelr Breakfast.
La SaLLE, Ills., Sept 7. The eust-bound
vestibuled express, some twt hours late on
account of washouts, was partially wncked
near this city at 8 o'clock Thursday morn
ing.. While going by the Peru round-house
at a speed of - thirty miles an hour tbe last
three cars jumped tbe trat k and collided
with some cars loaded with c atl The occu
pants of tbe sleeper had just before passed
into tbe dining car. Tbe ctasb filled tbe
berths with coal and dust 7 be scene in tbe
dining room was ludicrous, the passengers
getting mixed up witb their coffee, beef
steaks, and the breakfast menu. Tb, in
juries received were only some slight
scratches and bruise. .
A Oerman-Araercaa Holiday Proposed.
Milwaukee, Wis., Sept 7. The Seebute,
tb, prominent German daily of this city,
devotes a page to tb, opinion" of tb, Ger
man press of tb, country on tb, much -agi
tated question of a national t termaa- Amer
ican holiday which, it is profKMed, is to be
celebrated annually by the Oerman-Americans
all over tbe country. The See bote
sent out eighty -two circubu-s to German
dailies in all parte of tb. United States, and
tbe answers received show tbit a great ma
jority of tbem are in favor of such a holiday.
although sum, ot ths most promineat papers
are opposed to it, among tbem The Seebote.
The Wyoming Slate Bl akers.
CHETENXE, Wy. T., Sept. 7. Fifteen
propositions, bearing for tbe most part on
new counties and tbe rights of tbe people,
were submitted to the const tutional con
vention yastferday. Tbe conVMitiuu is evi
dently trying to frame a bill cf rights more
liberal than any now in existence.' Deity
will be recognized, but non-bt lief in a su
preme being is not to affeot iiny privileges
of ouisenshjp, or destroy competency as a
witness. .'. "
Decided Against Ex-Editor West.
Chicago, Sept 7. In Tb Tiroes case
Jndge Jamieson yesterday efteruoon de
cided that as he had no jurisdiction of the
original bill filed by ex-Editor West be
could not allow the amended I ill to be filed.
Tbe proceedings in toto wire therefor,
thrown out of court for went of equity.
Tbe attorneys for West will a) peal Monday
to tbe appellate court agaim t the above
Es-Senator Piatt a Hallway President.
Nashville, Tenn.. Sept 7. Es-Senator
Thomas C Flatt, of N'w York, was elected
president of the Tennessee Ccal Iron and
Railroad eonipsaw st s mMtini of the di
rectors In this city yesterday, U nil tbe piano
made vacant by the death of .-Ion. John C
Will Be Bad for Mr. Lo.
WiKitiPsa, Man., Sept 7. Iteports from
the Peace river district say prsirie and bush
fires have destroyed the berrisi and driven
away the game, liotb fmporta it factors in
the lndinn food supply..
THREE CHILDREN ABDJCTED. .
They Are Taken from Their Own Father
by Tbelr Btep-Fath r.
St. I.ouih, 8 pt 7. Home ti me ago Will
iam N. Mauley, assistant chief operator at
tbe Western Union telegraph office in this
city, secured a divorce from fa s wife. Tbe
court gave Mrs. Manley the custody of tbe
children aged B,"6 and 4 years respectively.
Later on she married a man i amed CT. L
Aber of this city. Tbe womi n died last
August and previous to her destb she wrote
a long letter to Manley expressing penitence
for tbe wrong she bad done b m. Manley
asked for and was granted tbe custody of the
children. Aber asked permisai n to call on
tbe children, claiming b, had ft rmed great
attachment for tbem. Last Saturday he
called and took the children oul for a walk,
since which time nothing nas been seen or
heard of them. Manley has placed the police
in charge of the affair.
Hhovlln's Portions Trip.
Scraictox, Fa., Supt 7.-Ai ifaard Sbov
lin's awful Bxperieuoe in tha Providanc,
Coal company's abaft Thursday evening la
the wonder of the anthracite mailing circles.
No case like It hss been ever bvon reported
before. Sbo'vlin was a footman I nd signaled
tbe eugineer to draw bim up. There was
some delay and Sbovlin got off t m carriage,
when it began to move, and wbta it passed
him be grabbed bold of the iron rod beneath
the ear and was hurried up to, shaft 300
feet An alarm was given and llbovlin was
found hanging unconscious to -he bar and
grasping it so hard tbat fore, v as required
to loosen his bold. Ha was cont eyed home
almost dead, bnt rwenvararf er nMntnu
after several hours' work by physicians.
Governor Hoard Mom a I la-ht.
Abhlakd, Wis., BipL 7. Mike Con ley
une from Hurley last nizht in a varv much
disgusted frame of mind as a remit of tbe
prevention of bis flcrht with Crdi tr tv Dn.
era or Hoard. "I never felt in bt tter shape
for a fight in my life," Said Con ey. "and I
feel sore over tbe stopping of it f r this rea
son. Iam readv. however, to nnt DsrdifV
for $300 a aide." Jim Murnane, a wealthy
AJUiuia sporting man, was in town last night
figuring for tb, fiirht to come off mr in hi.
town, and some arrangements n ay yat be
concluded. Cardiff is said to take sbe matter
vary easily, and manv aaV ha ia s-la d tho rn-.
ernor prevented the flbA n .
HIS JUST DESEKTS
A Murderous Miscreant
tied by a Bullet.
FATAL SEQUEL TO A LOVE AITAIR.
The Rejected Saltor Goes to tho Bad and
Follows HI Old Sweetheart and Her
Hasband to Kill Them A White-Cap
Gang That Got Into the Wrong Towa
Hamilton's Case in Coart A Good
Man' Bad Habit of Stealing.
Denver, Cola, Sept 7. Timothy Stock
ing, a faro dealer, shot and killed Billy
Murphy, an ex-convict, early yesterday
morning. Murphy was prowling around
Stocking premises, evidently intending to
kill Stocking, as he had often threatened to
da HI enmity to Stocking dated from
1883, wben tb, men were rivals for the hand
of a young lady in Chicago, where both
then lived. Stocking being a detective and
Murphy a plumber. The girl married
It Broke MnrohT All En-
Murphy became dissipated, and was
nnaiiy caught robbing a house.. Stocking
was the principal witness against him. He
served a term in Joliet for tbe crime, and
swore mat ne would kill both Mr. and Mrs.
Stocking when he regained his liberty.
After bis release be followed the couple all
over tbe country, renewing his threats, to
wnicn n cue attention was paid. He hsd
been driven from Stocking's premises several
times Dy tn, police.
Rang Vt a Read Gnn.
Tbe persistent miscreant dogged his in
tended victim from town to town. He met
stocking in Lead villa and threatened his
life, and then suddenly disaDDeared. Mrs.
Stocking suffered no more anxiety until last
June, when sbe ss w Murphy, and told her
h us hand. He attempted to laugh off her
fears. Murphy then remained away until
Thursday night when, at a late hour, he
rang nisenemy's door belL Stocking, on open
ing an np-stairs window, saw Murphy pull bis
gun. Hastily drawing his own. Stocking
urea twice. Killing Murphy instantly.
HAMILTON AND HIS DECEIVERS.
Pith of His Charge A gal as t tho Prisoners
His Wife's Appeal to K Tinea.
New Tore, Sept 7. Robert Ray Ham
ilton, Mrs Swinton, Josbua Mann, Inspector
Byrnes and two or three mid wives were
preseut in tbe Tombs police court yesterday,
together with a large crowd of spectators,
when the Hamilton blackmail case came up.
Tbe specificcharge made by Hamilton is that
Mrs. Swinton, Joshua Mann and Eva Msnn,
by falsely representing that Hamilton was
the father of the child, obtained from him a
check tor i00.
Hamilton's Story Summarised.
Mr. Hamilton made an affidavit charging
extortion, and described bow be met "Eva"
in a house in this city; how she bad worked
on bis sympathies; how he had given her
larger and larger sums; how sbe had finally
written bim from Klmira tbat she was about
to become a mother; bow the babe was
afterward exhibited to bim for bis admira
tion, and how he was then induced to marry
Offers to Confess to Her Husband.
Counsel for Mrs, Swinton and Mann
examined Hamilton and brought out tbe
fact that any suras he bad given tbem were
voluntarily and cheerfully given. A letter
from Mrs. Hamilton to Inspector Byrnes
was proauceo, in wnich Mrs. Hamilton
offers to tell the whole story if Hamilton
will come to her. Sbe says she was more
sinned against than sinning, an 1 conveys
tbe idea tbat Mrs. Swinton and Mann used
her as a cat's paw.
RAN AGAINST A GRITTY OFFICER.
A Gang of Miasodri White-Caps Take Too
Big a Contract
St. Lotis, Sept 7. A sensational report
from Dexter, Stoddard county, Ma, has
been received here. It is to the effect tbat a
gang of lawless men, numbering about thirty-five,
visited tbat town last Tuesday night
with tbe design of enforcing a threat to drive
from tbat towu aui county a recent settle
ment of negroes. Tbe marauders entered
tbe town about midday, mouuted anj armed,
and rode boldly through the streets. Tbey
were not disguised ami several were recog
nized. The marshal of tbe town suspected
their errand and summoned a posse and or
dered tbem to leave town. For awhile the
scene was intensely exciting, tbe gang flee
big down the street under whip and the mar
shal's posse pursuing, firing every instant
.. Foor or the Outlaws Captured.
Four of tbe White-Caps were captured.
Buck Mays was one, and be is seriously in
jured. The posse wounded and captured
three others named Vert, Davis and Dickin
swi. Tbe gang is said to be a part of a
White-Cap organisation numbering 150 men
which has existed for severs 1 months in
Stoddard county. Some months ago they
were quite active in their operations, but
recently have been comparatively quiet
HAD ONE MIGHTY BAD HABIT.
One of Those Nice Treasurers Breaks His
Employers by Stealing.
BosTon, Sept 7. Tbe Douglas Ax com
pany ut expected to go into insolvency, ow
ing to defalcations by its treasurer, Denni
son D. Dana. Dana is supposed to be in
Coola. Too liabilities of the company, it
is saia oy a gentleman ramillar wish tbe
case, will exceed $5K),000, but it is hoped
will not reach 1 1,000,000. Tbe d.-ficit in
Dana's accounts extends over several years,
though the accounts were audited regularly.
Dana received a salary of $0,0.10 to IS.OOOa
year, and lived in good style, but is not
known to have any ba J babita He is a
deacon in the Congregational cburch, at
Brookline, and a teacher in a Sunday school.
He bas a wife and five children. He raised
f 10,000 M fore leaving.
Tbe factory at tst Douglas will be shut
down, throwing Iwtween H1 and 3J0 men
out of work. They will be paid in full.
Presidont Perkins says Dona lost the money
Winners on the Kaea Course.
Nrw Yore, Sept 7. There was nothing
in tbe way of time worth mentioning at
Sheepshead Bay course yesterday. Tbe win
ning horses were Caasius, Ocypete, Hub S.,
Tattler, Oriflamme and Flitter.
Chicago, 8 pt 7. The races on tbe West
Side course were all slow yesterday. They
were won by Miss Clay, Katie a, Quota
tion, Charley Strawhau, and Harry KuhL
K. of L. Kaeeutlve Board.
St. Louis, Mo., Sept 7. General Master
Workman Powderly, of the Knights of
Labor, announce tbat tbe general executive
board of tb, order will nieut in St Louis
Sept So and continue 1 1 session several days.
Important questions affecting the knight, in
the entire enuthweat, embracing M asouri,
Kansas, Indian Territory, Arkansas and
Texas, will be considered.
- A Town Burned by Incendiaries.
LlKKviiXK, Ore., Sept 7. Incendiaries
started a fire early yesterday morning in tbe
rear of a saloon, and in two ' hours almost
tbe entire business part ot th, town was de
stroyed, causing a loss of t'JOO.OOO. Tha
fir, burned from Linkville bridge to tb
United States signal office. The iusuranc,
is smal', as tbe companies bad recently
raised their rates.
The London Strikers,
LONDON. Sent 7. After a lonir confer.
ence yesterday between tbe dock directors
ana ine lora mayor, Dishop of Liondon, Sir
John Lubbock, and Cardinal Mnnniinr tha
directors, while refusing to employ tha la
borers on their terms, agrwd to permit ves
sel owners to employ tbem to unload and
load their cargoes This must sooner or
later win sue ngnt lor tne strikers.
Thought Bettor of That Strike.
Wabhinutoh Crrr, Sept 7. Tbe acting
postmaster general has received a telegram
from Spokane Falls conveying the informa
tion tbat a majority or the clerks in tb,
posBoffioe toar, baVS i concluded to remain
at their posts of duty ' instead ot going on
Threshirg Machines at Work
in the Northwest.
FARMERS WAIT FOB AN ADVANCE,
And Pat la Their Time Preparing: for
Next Yea?'s Crop Reports from Minne
sota and Dakota Kansas Mado Glad
"war an Enormous Cora Crop Tb, Pros
pect for Wheat and Oats Manitoba's
Great Wheat Yield.
St. Paul, Sept 7. Tb, threshing
machines are busy in many sections of th,
northwest, but threshing is by no means
general. Tbe acreage of fall plowing
promises to' be unusually large. Farmers
are engaged in turning up their land very
extensively, preferring to leave their thresh
ing until later in the season, wben tbey hope
to ee a further advance in prices. In other
words, those that can afford to hold back the
grain are doing so. The wheat movement is
therefore very light Tbe railroads are just
beginning to feel it Reports received from
all parts of Minnesota fully bear out tbe
estimates that have been presented of tb,
The Yield in Dakota.
The unevenness of the yield in tbe Dakotas
renders it impossible to give anything like
accurate figures, but the probability is tbat
tbe entire yield will not excoed STi.GOO.OOO
bushels, and there are several Dakotan dis
tricts in which tbe farmers will find it diffi
cult to gat along comfortably through tbe
winter. Corn and flax have suffered con
siderably in soatterd looalltios in southern
Minnesota and South Dakota, on accouat of
drought The extreme hsat during the last
veeek in August, which, if there bad been
moisture in the earth would have aided the
corn crop immensely, had an opposite effect
Many fields of lute corn were dried up. Not
withstanding this, however, tbe corn crop
Will be considerably above tbe average in
Minnesota. In the more southern counties
some fields have been cut, and tbe corn has
beeu marketed. The crop is believed now to
be generally beyond tbe reach of frost
Great Crop of Corn In Kansas.
Topkka, Kan., Sept 7. Tbe September
crop report of tbe state agricultural deMut-
ment, issued yesterday, increase the yieldjof
corn, and places the total product at 307,
801, 1115 bushels, which is about one-third
greater than ever before produced in Kan
sas. The report says: "In a number of
counties in southeastern and also in central
Kansas correspondents already report dam
age to tbe crop from continued dry weather,
and if tbis dry weather continues the total
product for tbe state may be somewhat re
duce Wheat and Oats.
Regarding wheat, tbe report says: "In
sixty -two of the 103 counties reporting our
correspondents say tbat wheat ia more or
less damaged by rust and exposure in shock.
The previously estimated average product
per acre is thereby reduced 11 percent. Re
ports show the total yield of winter w heat is
Ss,5o5,70ti bushels. In seventy-five of tbe
102 counties reporting a ortiou of tbe oats
crop has been entirely lost by wet weather.
The average product per acre U thirty bush
els, which gives a total oats product for tbe
state of l, JOT,07 bushels.
Manitoba in Luck.
Wwkipeo, Man., Sept 7. Every dis
trict in tbe province reports a first-class
wbeat crop, and tbe work of threshing the
crop is in progress. The whole crop wiil
grade No 1 har.l Twenty new elevators
are building in Manitotia.
Fairbcry, Ills,, Sept 7. A light frost
visited tbis section Thursday night, but
luckily tbe most of the corn is too far along
for frost to hurt it
A Good Report or Ilosines.
Sew York, Sept 7. R. O. Dun & Co.1
weekly review of trade says: Real im
provement is seen in almost every depart
ment of business. With each week it be
comes more o-rtuin that the crops of tbe
year will be large, and of late the news from
abroad has clearly ind'eated a larger foreign
Senator 'all Cballengea His Enemies.
Jacksonville, Fla., Sept 7. Senator
Call, some time ago, issued a challenge to
thoae wbo were making charge against bim
to throw off their masks and meet him in
Joint debate. CoL W. I. Cbipley, chair
man of the state Democratic executive com
mittee, accepted the challenge. Senator
Call replies tbat Cbipley is not one of tbe
men referred to, as be bas al ways been an
open opponent but he (Call) will always be
glad to meet Chipley in debate. Tbe sena
tor claims that a railroad lobby is planning
to defeat big re-election in 1S9L
Tne Malt Thumpera Record.
Chicago, Sept 7. Following are tbe
score, made by National league and Ameri
can association base lall clubs yesterday: At
New York New York 4, Indianapolis 5; at
Philadelphia Philadelphia 7, Cleveland ;
at Boston Boston 5, 1'ittshurg 0; Chicago
Washington game postponed, rain Ameri
can association: At Baltimore Baltimore 3,
St. Louis 2 seven innings, rain; at Colum
busColumbus 7, Louisville 3.
Western leuguj: At Milwaukee Milwau
kee 0, Des Moines 5; at Hious City Sioux
City 8, Denver 11
Wssl'l So m Muss. A.,k.?
Pittsburg, Pa, Kept. 7. A special from
Youngstown, Ohio, to Tbe Times says:
Mayor Mosby, of Cincinnati, at the request
of the Murat Haistead club of that city, re
cently sent a letter bore to John A. Logan,
Jr., asking for a large portrait of bis father.
stating that the club wanted to place it in its
rooms. . Mr. ligan sent an answer refusing
tbe request and in giving bis reasons says
tbat his father, if living, would not want h i
portrait bung in an organisation named
after a man who slandered, villioVd, and
Meeting of Hanta Ye Iireetor.
Boston, Sept. 7. At Friday's meeting of
the directors of the Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe railroad the resignation of Presi
dent Strong was read aud accepted. A lieu
Manvel, late vice president of tbe St.
Paul, Minneapolis and Manitotia railroad
was unanimously elected a director a d
president of the company and will assume
his duties on Monday next.
The Gunboat Petrel.
Washington City, Sept. 7. Tbe report
of tbe board appointed to make a test of the
gunboat Petrel has been received by Secre
tary Tracy and bears out the predictions
generally made tbat the vessel did not
develop the amount of horse-power required
by the contract, and this will cost tbe con
tractor $"),6il. Otherwise sbe is all right.
r.xsklo Again Serious III.
Lonpos, Sxpt. 7. Mr. John Ruskin is
again report.! seriously ilL
THE BATTLE-SHIP TEXAS.
Design (to Infective That
Couldn't Carry Her Armor.
Washington Crrr, Sept 7. It is rumored
that th, long controversy between naval
constructors over the design 'of the battle
ship Texas ia about ended, and that Secre
tary Tracy will soon ann unce that the de
sign of the vessel is defective, and put a stop
to further work on her. Tbis will be a com
plete victory for Naval Constructors Wilson
nd Hicbborn.iof the bureau ot construction
and repair, wbo have, all along contended
that tbs Texaa will not carrj tbe weight, in
tended for her and keen Waemnr wu
above the water liu. if constructed accord
ing to tb, original design prepared by tb.
Barrow company tb, design indorsed by
Naval Constructor Bowles and approved by
Secretary Whitney. It is also rwmored tbat
Constructor Bowles ia llkelv to ramda hn
tb, stand be has all along taken, and will
proDBDiy aamit that bis former calcula
tion, were erroneous, and that the Texas
will not bar,' sufficient displacement to
carry bar machinery and armament without
sinking below her calculated water Una.
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AN EXTRA SESSION DOUBTFUL.
What the Provident Said to an Inquiring
United States Kenalor.
Washington Citv, SepU 7 The pres
ident has been taking the advice and opin
ions of many leading members of ongress
on tbe subject of an extra session of con
gress, and it is understood that he finds the
feeling is not so strong in favor of it as it
was three months ago.
A Senator Asks the Question.
The Evening Capital quotes "a prominent
TJnitod States senator" as follows:
I aao the president the ether Any, and in the
course of conversation I said: "Mr. President.
1 don 1. wish to be impertinent, but I would
like to know if yon are going to rail an extra
session!' 1 want to know so I can perfect my
The president smiled as be said: "The mem
bers nnd senators from tbe new states could
nol get here liefore tbe loth of November, and
1 think it would lie very foo'ish to rati i di
gress to meet Just two weeks in advance of
the time for the regu or session. 1 am still in
doubt about the extra session, as the cabinet
bas not yet discussed the question in meet
ing." Attorney (General Miller Informed me after
I had Been the president that there would be
an extra session. However. 1 place more de
pendence on what tbe president said.
Shoo Id Keep Her Gua In Order.
Mi Stekli NG,Ky. , Sept. 7. At 3 a m. yes
terday morning a burglar was discovered in
tbe residence of Gen. John S. Williams by hi
stepdaughter, Miss Ida Williams, who
snapped her revolver at the intruder three
times, frightening bim away, but not before
be bad taken a fine diamond pin belonging to
Mrs. Madge Bidley, of Mt. Pleasant, Tenn.
He bad also gotten two valises tbat contained
about 1 1(1,000 worth of valuables, but Miss
Williams bad made it too hot for bim, and
he i ft them on the porch.
Billings on Trial Again.
WaVtcrly, la, Sept. 7. The Billingsmur
der trial at Waverly commenced yesterday.
Shortly after court convened Billings, ac
companied by his wife, was ushered in, and
the work of selecting a jury was com
menced. A jury will probably be secured
by to-night, and the case proper will begin
Monday. 4 Hillings displayed little or no anx
iety uU.ut bis position, and in his conversa
tion witb those about him spoke freely of
being sure of an acquittal. .
Two of Our War Ships Condemned.
Washington Citt, Sept 7. Tbe United
States navy is to lose two of its vessels.
Reports from tbe boards appointed to iu
spect tbe Quinnebsug and the Juniata have
been received at the navy department an i
they state tbat these vessels cannot be re
paired for active service within the limit of
20 per cent, of their cost, as preterit t by
law. They will be condemned and adver
tisements for their sale puMUhed. Tbe
Juniata was tbe first vessel built for tbe
United States navy during the nar.
Gives the 811 oat ion Another Color.
Nw Orleans, Sept 7. The Picayune's
Meridian, Miss., special, says: Four white
men, charged with burning the barn of a
colored man, were held without bail yester
day after a three days' examination to an
swer before the circuit court The offense is
punishable by d ath, as there were persons
asleep in tbe housj at the time.
Cold Found In Not Scotia.
Halifax, N. a. Sept 7. Gold has been
discovered at iTince's Lodge, seven miles
from this city. There are four leads said to
be on a line with the famous Montague leads,
at Waverly, aud pronounced to be very
A. A. M. Kirsrslsa.-Os rsre for the
From August 21st to 28th, 1839, in
clusive, the C..B. & Q. R. R. will sell at
half rates, or one fare for the round trip,
tickets to Milwaukee and return from all
points on its lines, on account of tbe Na
tional Q. A. R. encampment at Mil
waukee. These C. B. & Q. excursion
tickets will be pood to return August
27th to September 5th, inclusive; but by
special arrangement, an extension io
September 30th may be dbtained by ap
plying prior to September 3d, to the
agent at Milwaukee having the matter in
charge. Between Chicago and Milwau
kee tbe tickets will be good for passage
in either direction via the Goodrich line
of steamers, the C, M. & St. P. Ry., .or
tbe C. &. W. Ry. Tickets and further
information can be obtained of C, B &
Q ticket agents, or by addressing P. 8.
Euslis, GenT Pass, and Ticket Agent,
tl00 Howard HOO.
The readers of tbe Daily A rocs will
be pleased to learn that there is at least
one dreaded disease that science bas
been able cure in all its stages, and that
ia catarrh. FI all's Catarrh Cure is the
only positive cure now known to the
medical fraternity. Catarrh being a
constitutional disease, requires a consti
tutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure
is taken internally, acting directly upon
tbe blood and mucus surfaces of tbe sys
tem, thereby destroying the foundation
ot the disease, and giving tbe patient
strength, by building np the constitution
and assisting nature in doing its work.
Tbe DroDrietora have so much faith in its
curative powers, tbat tbey offer one bun-
j j . i . .. .....
urea annars tor any case mat it tails to
cure. Send for list of testimonials. Ad
drea, P. J. Cheney & Co, Toledq. O.
Sold by druggists, 75c.
loft Coat for Sal
At my yard, corner of Eleventh street
and Tenth avenue, at ten cents per bush
el. , B. Davkkport.
Aug. 30. 1889. 1
At Black Hawk watch tower landing
for rent by the bour or day. Ten row
boats, three tail boats and one barge.
Pond's Extract gives immediate relief
from pain. Its reputation and sale ex
lend everywhere. Caution: Counter
feits are dangerous to use.
tree was cut down at Ortingy W. T
that measured 310 feet long.
CAR LOADS OP-
FALL TRADE, EMBRACING
W. B. BARKER,
bas purchased the well-known
Fourth Ave. and Tenth Street,
and hopes to retain the cub torn of his predecessor.
lie will make a great effort to perpetuate the good name of this
Old Established Grocery
i k., Alwnn n 1 1 .1 IT. , , . , .V
-that it has always enjoyed by dealing only in the best goods
AT THE LOWEST PRICES.
I FISHER I
IS THE BEST,
and if you are wise you will buy no other. There is nothing
good in any other make but has been stolen from it.
Hardwood Finish and Bronze Trimmings, honest
goods in every way.
tSiPSoLD ONLY BY
THE FOURTH AVE. HOTEL
bas changed bands, having been leased to
W. J". G -
who for many years wa the efficient snporintfndent of tbe Moline A Rock Island Street Rail
way. The uouw ha h,--ti ib rninchiy renovated and refurnished throaehont and will be
run Mnctly firt-t-claes. Special rate to city boarders.
Corner Fourth avenue and Twenty tbird street. Rock Island.
A. J. SMITH & SON.
antles, Tiles and Grates.
tSPCall and see our stock.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 West Third St., DAVENPORT, IOWA.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER.
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