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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Monday, Seftembeb IS, 1889.
The Waaea War Mll Oat.
Messrs. Dlmock, Gould & Co., of Mo
ll nc, who sold out their wooden ware de
partment to the Chicago combine Thurs
day, claim there has been no money In
woodenware for them of Hte, and the
prospects for the future have not been
encouraging. The state of Minnesota,
for iostance, is preparing to employ its
convicts in the manufacture of wooden
ware. The material up there is cheap,
and that branch of trade conflicts with no
private enterprise in the stale. "With
convict labor to compete against in the
near future, the prospects are that prices
will run downward instead of upward,
and that the combination will not be able
to keep them up.
The Western Wooden ware association
people, however, have for some time been
anxious lo Ret the Moline ware out of the
market. It has had the reputation of
b'irK better ware, and perhaps this ac
counts for two thing: It may account,
says the IiittcK, for Pimock, Gould &
Co's. inability to make a profit because of
the larger coot entering into the making
of good, over inferior work; and also for
the Woodenware association's ability to
make k'profit and to desire to have a
wider territory to supply, nnlwithstand
ing the prospects of conyict competition
if Indeed the association does not in
tend to buy the whole manufacture of the
Peter Fahrinkle, a Moline boy, fell out
of a tree in Brook's grove yesterday, and
sustained internal injuries of such a na
ture as may prove fatal.
A little son of Mrs. Rose Suerer, while
riding on John Evan's delivery wagon,
wss thrown out Saturday evening at the
corner of Fourth avenue and Fifteenth
street, and the hind wheel ran over his
breast, but inflicted no serious injury,
and the boy Is all right today.
Samuel C. Bligh, of Moline, fell over
the wall where the new dam is being
bailt on Sylvan water this morning, a
distance of twenty feet. He had a crow
bar in his hand, and fell in such a posi
tion as to fracture bis right shoulder
blade and cut a dorp gash in his fore
head, lie is badly used up, but will
Arkaav Irdcraaeat mt Aid.
Mayor MrConochie is in receipt of the
following acknowledgement of his second
remittance of ffl.'l to the suffering Illinois
LaSali.E. Sept. 12. 1989.
To William MrCotmrhie. Maror. am k Inland.
Dkah Sir: Enclosed please find re
ceipt and many thanks to the citizens of
llor.k Inland for the kindness shown to us
in our great trouble for justice. We have
offered to take a reduction of Tic on the
ton and the same rules as last year, but
me operators won t agre? to it I don t
know what is to become of the women
and children if they don't start soon.
Winter is coming on; lots of them want
both clotbea and shoes. I will be on the
lookout for the potatoes. Yours re
spectfully, George Uuntoon.
Secretary of committee.
Feople having clothing or other wear
ing apparel that can he spared should
send the same to the msyor. It will help
keep away a great deal of misery this
Rasmussen has removed his photo
graph gallery from the corner of Second
avenue and Eighteenth street to No. 1725
Second avenue, which will be open on
Monday with a full supply of new pic
The Kansas-bred institution from which
the above highly cultivating information
Is with diffic ulty extracted, might have
Elided that be is better equipped to pho
tograph than be is "with a full supply of
new pictures." Such an announce
ment would have been of more interest
to the public and to Mr. Kasiuussen as
I Nfrfwril Attrsapt at Malelae.
Fred Woods, residing on Twenty-
.r.M lrtMin Third and Fourth
avenues, became tired ot tno , ,Mm
or this world Saturday night and purs
chased ten cents worth of laudanum, as
he said, for cramps. Fie took the dose,
which was enough to have aided him
very materially in carrying out his pur
pose had not medical assistance been
promptly summoned. He was conveyed
to the police station and Dr. Craig
pumped him out and yesterday morning
he felt better and walked home.
Mr. Ilurllolrt Ntill Miming.
LoNnos, Sopt. HI N tiiliirni havs yet
bewn vttHinl of tliH IUv. Mr. ItnrhVId, who
start! fur Iivlnml rwntl-, nnit discontin
ue ailnm-e strengthen tint h-linf of his
frmnris Unit he him bwn foully rlnult with.
K.lisnn mitl Ilia Phonograph.
IlRRMM, Hept. 16 Mr. F. hwm ban gnna to
Hfuixllierg for a brief star. II will return
hers lie fore tlia elom of the wtmk to axbiblt
h ia phonograph to Kiimoror William, frinoa
liismarrk, ami Count Von Moltk.
iMik On I for I ho Karthfiiaaa.
Br. Loi'iM, Ma. tVpt, tlii-n.v. Dr. IL
Huki, Om Congregation! nileiisUir of thin
city, who bna achieve! cnnaiilerabln faum
aa a weather prophet, puts Bept 2.1, 24, !2i and
iHi aa dnya when there will Lo dangur of
aarthqiiakea. tie predicted, in the aeconil
week of AugiiHt Inst, the violent and de
structiva storms tlmt V ml ted tlm Atlantio
coast lent wwk, ami says he d-xlucus hia pre
diction from well known natural lawn.
Call It "Poetic Ketrlht.tlnn."
Chicaoo, Sept 10 Tim Hucialuta of this
city, at their meeting yesterday, adopte I a
resolution declaring that the killing of Oess
weln by Deyhle, in New York last week,
was not murder but. poetic retribution.
There wan a lively illate, the feature of
which was that while the Racialists advo
cated the resolution, a small -action of An
archist opKwd it.
Be I Mtidrt More Than 13.000.
Bhelbtvuxs, ImL, Hpt. HI. The ex
perts who have beau at w,.rk ascertaining
the amount of the defalcation of County
Treasurer Michael completed their
work Haturday and annoancad the shortage
to ba 113,040. 11, which was at one i made
good by his bontlhtmni, to whom ha bail
turned over all but property.
Warner fttill VadenldmL
Washinoto Cttt, Bept, 111 MaJ. War
ner has not yet decided whether he will ac
cept toe position of commiwiin.r of pen
aiona Private Becretary Halford will go to
Dear Pork to-morrow, and will probably
take with him to the president Ma J. War
FRILLS IN FLAMES
A Narrow Escape for the Chi
raE AMONQ THE " WOVEN riXINS."
A Bed-Hot Eleetrle Light Carfcaa Drops
lata tha In ana Millinery aaa
Makes Light ef 75.000 Worth A
toes of Paals A ( the Vlaltara A
Mlaaoarl r.apoaltloa aad KahlblU De
atrsyed ratal Blaae at E4ahTille, Kjr.
Ilia Ptreaaea Crashed to Iteath.
Chicaoo, Sept, 10. At ln:W p. m. Hatar
day, as the large crowd of visitors were tiling
out In squails of from two to a oVa n, the cry
of "fire" was heard in the exposition builJ
tng. There bail been as many as '10,000 peo
ple present probahty balf an bour lfore the
alarm, but the throng bad been reduced to
13,000, when N. B. Haynea, who waa stand
ing with his hack toward hia own exhibit,
noticed the red-hot carlton from one of tlia
electric lights in the great rase of Charles
Gossans & Co, drop down into a lace curtain
beneath. The thin fal rio caught fire at
mice, and air. Uaynea jumped forward to
kick in the glass ilatea and uniother the blase,
but before be could do so a policeman jumped
at him, crying out, "No yon don't," and
twisted him away from the cane with great
violence. Before Mr. Hayne could explain
the flames bad gained such be a, 1 way that it
wa too late to stop them.
Too I.ate Keelns; the Point.
When tli.) olllivr did understand what
was going on lie did all in hia power to atone
'or hia mistake. He hrok- in the plate glass
at the bottom and then taking the sheet in
his hnnda tore it from the frame, lacerating
buns If badly rs he did no. A gust of flume
and hent blew out which nololy could face,
and in a minute Hnynes' inilliiM-ry ex
hibit, Marshall Field & Co.1 dry goods dis
play, and P. K Fink & Co.'s casd were
wrapped in fire.
A l'anle la the Throne;.
Half a doxeu oxciteil people henn to yell
"Hre and the cry waa taken up on a hundred
tongues. The end doors of the building bad
already been locked , and w hen this was dis
covered by the crowd there was something
like a panic. Hhriekin; women and bowling
men maated themselves up against the south
doors, which could not be got oen. They
were badly soared, lut in a moment some
body shouted: "Breakout the doors; here's
a ram," and tbe man jumped up to (derrin
ger's display of wooden cornices and scroll
worked beams. A heavy piece of highly
decorated timber was pulled out and thrown
lengthways on tbe fl.mr. A score of men
p eked it np and ruslied at tbe door with it.
Tliere was a crash that sounded like the re
port of a cannon and the door was gone
Only One aanalty.
The noiae of the innshiii ot the door was
beard by the crowd on the other aide of the
smoke and it did little to calm them, coming,
aa it diil, with tbe splintering of gla- and
the cries and confusion of the scene. Soma
were so frightened that they smashed out
the windows and made their way through,
leaving bits of trousers and petticoats and
here and there a shred or two of epidermis
to point out the way to others. Yet, curi
ously enough a reporter could And but one
man who was at all seriously hurt in tbe
rush. His wrists were very badly gashed.
Progreee of the i'laniea.
While the crowd was taking care of itself
the fire was pushing things energetically.
Tbe casts of kiaynea, Onesage, Marshall
Field & Co., Julius Bauer, Mnndel liroa.,
Bchlesiuger & Mayer, James Wilde & Co.,
and D. B. Fi.-k & Co. were destroyed,
woolly or partially. Bailor saved bis pianos
as a whole, but some of them were badly
water-logged. Tbe material in the cases
was of tbe most costly sort. Fine silks, ex
quisite laces, tmnnets that made good women
feel naughty, all thoet) fragile but most ex
p -naive fabrics that the finest taste and the
longest piirs- s in the Chicago dry goods busi
ness could gather together were in a few
minutes shriveled up into asties. Tbe name
burned fiercely, reaching up to the roof, and
swaying back and forth in tbe draught iteelf
Tba Fire Laddlea oa Hand.
Everyttody thought that tbe whole mag
n'fliwnt show waa doomed. Alarm after ,
alarm was sent in, and almost before tbe
Hrst machine was at work a 4-11 had called
every available engine to the spot. Tbe
tariaunna were got over the more exposed
exhibits, and water began to play on tbe
central pile of Bra Ibe flames went out
almiwt as rapidly as they bad grown. The
flimsy textile substances were burnt out,
and there was in a few minutes nothing but
a steaming lot of cinders where bail been a
great many thousand dollars, worth of mer
chandise. There was another scare, thou ph.
tfore tbe episode ended. Fire was dis
covered in the roof, but one hose blew it out
laifore it had time to become serious.
A ttlrl en the Knot.
Outside the exposition hall a great cro sd
had gathered, made up tartly of people who
bad been ill tbe show and partly by an out
side contingent of curiosity hunters and
toughs. As they were looking at the blark
length of tbe building somebody sa w a man
and a woman on the roof. How they bad
got there was a mystery which they declined
to explain, but there waa only one way to
get them down, and that was wuh Udders.
Firemen went up and tbe girl was cheered
to tbe echo by some 4,110 people, who
T, .V.-.-th" rescue with all the enthusiasm
AtMiut ai75,IMNI la Ashes.
The 1m Is estiuiat-d at about 175.000,
probably all insured. In the art gallery, aa
near as known, there were f.'J-tO.OK) worth
of paintings, some of them canvases whose
value could not lie put into money, but noth
ing here was damaged in the least. The ex
position authorities held a consul tation as
soon as the danger was over, and, after a
careful survey of the situation, determined
that the show should 0mn tiliiy as uiuaL
The building was not hurt $100 worth.
CAUGHT UNDER THE DEBRIS.
Six Firemen Crushed to Heath at Louis
ville Heavy 1 - ot Properly.
LouiHVII.LK, Ky.,Sept Hi. Tbe five story
building corner of Seventh and Main streets,
occupied by Bnmbnrger, ISIooin & Co., tbe
largest wholesale dry goods bouse in the city,
was destroyed last night Tbe entire city
fire department was cnlled out to prevent the
spread of the flames. The guests left the
Louisville hotel, which nearly adjoins the
burning bull ling on Main street, many of
Uiem esc iping by au'sm of the fire escapes
and ladders on the Hixth street wing, tbe in
tense heat making exit from the Main street
Terrible Loss of Life.
Bix men ware killed and two seriously in
jured tiy the falling of the beveuth street
wall. The killed are: CipU E I K.rly, N. 1
hook and lad ler; D Eiriv, No. 1 hook and
ladder; John Wheeler. Fat Kolev. I.-treiiee
Htnckleiter, John Moniitnn, n I firemen;
Denny MiOrath, both legs brok.-n nn I t kail
trusted, will die; Frank Best, seriously in
jured, but may recover.
Lass, Thre-Quarters of a Million.
A conservative estimate places the loss at
7.10,0110, divided as follows: Bambt,rger,
Bloom & Co., on stock and building, (VH),
OW fully Insured; lirrtsfelder Co., stock
and building. 7S,0O); W. C. Etuye & Co.,
stock, .V),(x; other small losses aggre
g tting (JTi.tHXI. No statement of tbe Louis
ville hotel's 1 si tea can he obtained.
NOT SO LUCKY A3 CHICAGO.
The Exposition llnlldinc at New Era, Mo.,
Eatlrnly I lest rayed.
Bt. Joseph, Mo., npt 16. Tbe main
building of tbe New Era exposition tno!i fir
last night. Tbe place was too far away for
tbe fire department here toreauh. Thirs were
a'lout 5,000 pwopie on tbe grounds when tbe
fire started, auJ no one had any idea how
tbe fire originated. Tbe main building waa
entirely destroyed with all the exhibits and
bwtba. A fine steal oar, which was on ex
hibition, was also destroyed. The tola! loss
is estimated at fJM.UOJ; loss ou ear, 40,0U0.
Ceetly Blase at hleaghtoa, Wia.
Madisou, Wia., Sept 10. Soon after 2
o'clock yesterday morning fire was discov
of Andrew Erick
raged until that
building and five other bt
destroyed, causing aloes of
there waa only small iaan
sines places were
137,000, on which
-anca. The losers
are seventeen in number,
and their losses
, with not more
range from $300 to $7,XX
more than one-third insur
tnce. Tbe fire is
supposed to have been of
GAUDAUR AND TEEMER.
The Relerea Decided That There Was No
Race etakoa Wl hdrawsw
FlTTSBURO, Sept 16.- Referee Fringle
yesterday afternoon decide i that the Oau-danr-Teemer
race would I ave to be rowed
over again on the aame o urs at 4 o'clock
to-day. He refused to allc w Tsemer's claim
of a foul, but decided that lie race should be
rowed again on the ground that Haram had
no light to coach Gaudaui over tbe course.
Bt. John positively refuses yo allow Gaudaur
to row again, and aaid be vraa full of boat
racing, especially with Teeiasr. "Ten thou
sand dollars would not te npt me to enter
any other matches with Teemer." Tbe
stakes were withdrawn by Kith parties, all
bets declared off, and thert will be no race.
Never Heard of S . Loala.
Wabhikotow Cttt, 8. !. Ex-Congressman
John J. CUsilJ, of Missouri, ar
rived here Saturday night. Bpeaking of the
location of the VJ expositi m, he says: "In
coming east there is one thing noticeable,
which surprises me. Notwithstanding the
fact that the St, Louis pape-s have given tbe
most extensive advertising possible to tbe
fact that we are after the ex position, none of
the eastern cities or people has tbe slightest
knowledge of it. To them I he fight seems to
lie between New York, and Chicago." Mr.
O'Neill aaid Kt Louis had raised ,on0,00u
for the purpose; that it wanted the fair and
Intended to have it, but thit city was second
Rained by the Heel "Comhlnes."
Creston, la, Sept 1ft. -W. Q. Black, a
prominent stockman and firmer of Lincoln
township, has failed for a large amount.
Saturday aftornoon a real estate mortgage
f,-S,.1I5, and two chatttl mortgagee for
$4,000 each, were filed 'by tie First National
bank of Crest-on, which is a so assignee. Li
abilities and asstits are yet unknown. Nearly
every large stock dealer in this locality is
complaining of clone times, and they say the
beef combines are tbrea eni ig them all with
ruin by suppressing compel tion and fixing
their own price for beef ca .tie.
Waata Pasting oa CeAgraphy.
Chicaoo, Sept. 16. It is evident that Mr.
Hugh J. Grant, mayor of .'Sew York, is in
need of some information as o the geography
of the country outside of New York. He
sent one of tbe . circular asking assist
ance in securing the world's fair for New
York to the "mayor" of ashington City
the other day, an officer tha . does not exist
Another similar "break" ha just come to
light in the yceipt in Engh-wood of a letter
from Mr. Grant addressed to the "mayor" of
Englewood. Englewood is the Thirty -first
ward of this citv.
The Enemy WasAniiihilated..
Londosj, Sept 16. At tht Austrian mili
tary raanueuvres at Leitoi liscbl tin Thurs
day the new Manlicher repot ting rill si were
used. The results were very impressive, to
say the least, tha deafeniug roar of tbe con
tinuous discharges awing even the veterans.
A striking defect in tbe efficiency of tbe
rifles was apparent in tbefict that the de
fenders exhausted their ammunition in five
minutes, leaving them at tba mercy of the
enemy, but tbe umpires decided that the en
emy was annihilated.
Mnauaaeat to ura Reno.
Frederick, Md., Sept 1(5. A monument
to James I- Reno, commander of tbe
Siventh army corps, was unveiled on the
bit tie-field of South Moui tain Saturday
near the spot where he was killed twenty
seven years ago. A thousand people were
j n sent including 100 vetert ns of the Ninth
NATIONAL GAME NOTES. tMT-1
The League Peaaant hare for New Tork or
llmtoa Keearda a ad tcorm.
Chicaoo, Sept 111 "Old Hums" having
got through his work in the tast and a spell
of fair weather set in, Saturd y ail the base
ball clubs having games sched jled proceeded
to make up for lost time, and two games
at each point wore daj.nl. Tl.e
close of tha week's pitying in tba
League left Bton with a very
small margin for New York t) overcome be
fore the giants can claim fir it plana, while
Anson's babie left their f rien Is in tbe depth
of melancholy by losing two ames straight
to tbe New Yorkers. Tba bust that can be
hoped for now by those who have a kindly
feeling for the Windy City team is third
place, while New York or Botton is good for
the pennant The records ale given below:
National Lesone. Plsved Wnn. Lost IT c
Western. Wnn. Ist P. r. American. Wnn. l.ost P.e
IH HriMiklT i..
r.JI Hi. 1...UI, ...
.6 1 a Baltimn e.
4. AlbintM! .
.444 l inrimii tl
.4i kans. Ot
.411 'uiunibi s.
S4 4 ..".71
K4 4 .Mil
Kl AS AIU
4t IW .41-
SO 71 .413
X4 4 .JUS
League games Saturday: A: New York
(first gamn) New York 3, Cbiiago t; (second
drrn: 1atf5:-.2r!rv-u in:
Boston 8, Cleveland 2; tsecond game) Uoeton
U, Cleveland 4; at FbUadelphia fflrst crame)
I'biladelphia 11, Indianapolis 3; (second game)
imiadelphia 7, Indianapolis 10; at W ash
ington City Washington 1C, I'ittubnrg 7.
American association: At. Brooklvn
(first game Brooklyn B, Loiisville 2; (sec
ond gamo) Brooklyn C, Iiouisville 3; at
Philadelphia (first gam) Alblauc L St.
Louis 4; (second game) Ht Lojis 4, Athletic
4 ten lnninsrs, darknoss; tt Baltimore
(first game) Baltimore O.Kausas City 5 eight
innings, darkners; second game) Baltimore 3,
Kansas City S; at Columbus Columbus 1).
Cincinnati L Sunday: At Brooklyn (first
game) Brooklyn 6, Louisville fourteen in
nings; (second garue) Brooklyn 7, Louis
Ville 2; at Gloucester, N. J. St Louis 1,
Athletic H; at Columbus Columbus 1, Cin
cinnati 4 five innings, rain.
Four Games la One Day.
Western league: The Sioux City and St
Joseph clubs broks the recor 1 for one day's
worx yesterday, playing four games of ball
all of them were short in inning ,however. Sat
urday games; At Minneapolin Minnoapolit
17, Milwaukee 5; at St Paul 3t Paul 2, Dee
Moines .1 MundaytAtSionx City (first came)
Sioux City 0, St Joseph 1; (second game)
Bloux City 12, Mt Joseph 7, (third game)
Sioux City 12, St Joseph 6 these three
games five tunings each; ("ourth game)
tsioux city 7, St. Joseph 4 seven innings:
at Omaha (first game) Onial a 2, Denver 0:
(second game) Omaha 5, Dejver?; at Bt
Paul 23, Da Moines 2A
THE BALTIMORE A iUCCESS.
She Makes Over Twenty Knots, and Is tbs
Fastest Cralser All wt
Philadelphia, Sept 16. Tbe new cruiser
Baltimore returned yesterday from her
trial trip, in which she made 20.2 knots an
hour for throe hours, and developed 10,000
home -power, which is 1,000 in excess of con
tract requirement It is claimed that this
makes ber tbe fattest man-of-var afloat
Tha Cunerasoh Kelial Fund.
ILlrrihbwro, Pa Sept II. The ques
tion of tbe final distribution of the flood
relief fund was settled 8atur.ii y, and itwai
agre ed to give Johnstown 1M 0.000 now. tc
be distributed on the same bt sis as tba first
distribution. Up to now tbe ct mm ission bai
received $2,005,114. i, aad hat on hand 11,
tHMi, 45(1. CO, subject t contracts not yet com
pietod amounting to03,H), ai d appropria
tions to otLor parU of tba state of tM,IU0.55.
In tbe Consmaugh valley t7)!l,.SSi70 has
been expended, and in other parts of tlx
state $I6U,275.02. Various sub- criptious art
still baing received by tha com n ission, one
coming to band Saturday frm the lord
mayor of Dublin. It was f w 2 X). and
makes tbe Irish subscription t m handsomt
total of 3,700.
ered in tbe furniture store
son, at Btoughtoa, and
LUCK IN ILL-OMEN.
Breaking a Looking Glass Is
AND BURGLARY 13 U5EIGHTE0U3.
A Case Where the Two Combine to Give
a Man His Bights and Make Hint
1 5.000 Better OA A Ghastly Bobber
with a Claaaia Kama TEorlches His Vic
tim and Gats Himself Into Durance
Vila A Carlona Story from Naw York.
Nw York, Sept lft. Every man, woman,
and child In the town of Tollard was thor
oughly persuaded of the existence of a ghost
until Saturday, when Constable George
Walker captured the wandering spook and
landed him safely In the lock-up. Tba spirit
turned out to be a tramp, who rejoined in the
name of Julius Ceetar Bragg. That closed
Mr. Bragg'a case, but it so happened that he
figured in a strange incident Five years
ago Elijah IL Berry, a well-to-do farmer,
died suddenly of pneumonia. He was a man
of simple habits, and the quaintness of hia
wearing apparel made him a familiar figure
in the country round about Mr. Berry died
and left his wealth, $75,000, and his fine farm
to hia daughters and grandchildren.. Tbe
only money found was a number of bonds
and securities in bank with noma $2,5JO in
cash, in all amounting to Siil.OO.).
The Old Man's Will.
No trace of the remaining t5,000 twin;
siscovered it wss BU)vsted to have no exist
ence. By the will all the property was di
vided among ten persons, tbe securities be
ing bttowed by name, and the furm of CM
acres also dihtril.ut.il. Charles B-rry, the
son of the old farmer's only boy, who died
in 1MU in the army, wng the, .favorite of his
grandfather, who, nfier giving him the
homestead and 3o0 acres of the farm, ex
pressly stipulated that he should have tbe
residue of the estate after the l)eqii-U
named bad lieen bestowed. This would in
clude the uih-slng $15,000 if it could be
found, but that failing all Charles received
was the bouse and land, and tiie $3,5 Mi cash
A Man la the Ilonso.
Time passed and the missing money was
almost forgotten. Friday night about 11
o'clock, aftor Mr. Berry and bis wife had
retired, the latter woke him up suddenly.
JSbn heard burglars or a ghost in the garret
above. Berry listened and heard the floor
creak to soft and stealthy footfalls. He
listened and the sound traveled slowly
toward the hall Another instant and a soft
tread on tbe stairs proved that something
was di sounding. Berry jumped out of bed,
opened a bureau drawer, took out bis
revolver, and standing at the foot of the
bed, scanned in a large mirror the reflection
ot the door, which was open.
A Ghostly Apparition.
He had hardly taken hia position, when to
his horror, stepping into his roo m came tht
flgura of bis deaVl grandfather, wearing the
faraons queer clothes. Mrs. Berry saw the
apparition and uttered a shriek. The ghost
like figure turned quickly as if to flee, and in
tbe excitement of the moment Mr. Barry
lifted his revolver and fired, not at the
figure, but at its shadow in tbe gl ass. When
he recovered from tbe excitement caused by
his mistake, he rushed for the ball, but the
figure had disappeared. The kitchen door,
which had been locked, was found open.
Tba 1S.OOO Discovered.
Saturday morning Mr. Berry secured a
screwdriver and took down the mirror, which
was disfigured with a bullet bole, to put in a
new glacs. What was his astonishment to
find behind the mirror, built into the
chimney, a small iron safe-like door, which
was locked. A blow from a hammer shiv
ered it, and there, stored away in pigeon
holes, waa tbe lost $15,000, in bond and
greenbacks, where tbe cautious old farmer,
in fear of robbery and of bank cashiers, had
placed it five years ago, dying before he was
able to disclose the secret biding dace.
Capture of tha Spook.
In the afternoon another sensation was
caused by Constable Walker's arrest of a
peculiar looking personage. He had a dirty
Ace, and a remarkable shock of niatty red
hair, while his feet were barely covered by
shreds of shoes, yet he wore a rather ill
fitting suit of gray cltith and corduroy
la-eechea. Tbte so badly compared with tbe
remainder of bis exterior aa to rouse the
suspicion that he bad stolen the garments,
and be was consequently taken in charga
At tbe lock-up some of tbe old citizens de
clared the clothes were those of Farmer
Berry. Mr. Berry called and fully identi
Jnllns Ca-sar Bragg.
Tbe jirisoner, who said his tmine was Julius
Ca-tar Bragg, acknowledged that lie had
stolen them the night before from Berry's
house, and took tbem in exchange for his old
togs because be found nothing olae in the
garret to take. He left his old rags in their
place. These were foumi It was Bragg
whom Berry mistook for a ghost Even tbe
prisoner could not refrain from gleef ully re
ferring to Berry's marksmanship. Berry is
so tickled over the result of tbe affair that he
purchased tiie tramp a new suit of clothes
and will intercede for bis release.
"Will He Lynched If Caught"
Spottstlvakia Court Hursit, Va.,
Sept 16. Charles Pendleton quarreled with
bis wife Friday evening and Col. William
B. Goodwin, his father-iu-law, interfered
and ordered Pendleton out of tbe house.
twllM i Mm, rwt m .linf-mn -. il .
Into an adjoining room and nreu umm. m
cioaea aoor. l be load took efTuct in Oood
wiu's right leg. shattering the bones and
nearly tearing the leg from the body. Good
win died Saturday evening from the effects
of bis wound. Fendleton will be lynched if
LaI'ER Pendleton iuts been caught, but
so far not lynched.
Took Advantage of the Cold Sup.
Ij.ADVILLE, Colo.. (Sept 10. Snow fell
Saturday morning for a few hours, but it
all disappeared by tt o'clock. The surround
ing mountains still, however, remain white.
Laramie, Wy. T., Sept 16 Tbe first
snow-fall or the season occurred Saturday.
The storm lasted all tbe forenoon, and ex
tended over a large art of the Laramie
Three Weeks and No Jury.
Chicago, Sunt. 16 The third week of
the Cronin trial cams to an end at 3:30
o'clock Saturday afternoon, whan Judge
McCoiinell announced that tbe fourteenth
v mire had been exhausted. Three hundred
a id twenty-seven veniremen nave been ex
ainined. All have been excused except Cul
ver, tba real estate dnalor, and Farmer
Pearson. Culver is a probable juror. Pear
son will doubtless be excused by the state.
Another Niagara Blver Crank.
NiAQAHA Fatui, N. V., Sept 16. Walter
G. Campbell went through the whirl-pool
rapids in a boat yesterday and was unhurt
Tue boat upset but Campbell, who waa
pad led with cotton and covered with life
pr wervers, got through all right and was
picked up on tbe Cauadian sida A dog that
he had with him dressed in the same way
alto aeut tbrou ;h safely.
Cain's C rime Repeated.
Pittsburg, S, pt 16. Lato Saturday
night in a dispute over a gama of cards John
Franchiskello stabbed and killed his brother
Michael Franchiskello. Tba murderer
escaped and haa not been arrested. Both
men are Italians and left families behind in
Two Mea Killed with Om Shot.
Halifax, N. a. Sept 10. While out
hunting at Ship Harbor yesterday, two
young man named Mitcb.il and Webber
were mistaken for mouse and both wars
instantly killed by one shot fired by a mem
ber of another bunting party.
A . .. . . . .. . .
nnu uppinunj v nun - vyscaro,
Kxw York, Sept 16 It is claimed hf"
tba wholesale oyster man that oyster plan
ters have sustained a loss of from $1,000,000
to 13,000,000 by reason of tba late storm, and
that some of thorn have bean forced out of
business and into bankruptcy.
ET TP, ILLINOIS!
The Race War Epidemic in the
- Sucker State.
FATAL FIGHT AT L A WBOO E VILLE.
Tha Arrest of a Turbulent Negro Basalts
la a Reseno by Bis Friends, Who Break
Open the -fall Tha Whites Organise,
Recapture tha Offender, and a Battlo
lakes Plana Two Negroes Killed nad
a Judgo Wounded.
Chicago, Sept 16. A Herald special from
Lawrenceville, Ills., says: This town was
the scene of a desperate fight between whites
and blacks Saturday night County Judge
Barns ' arrested a negro on the street for
running amuck with a knife. The negroes
attempted to rescue the prisoner, and tbe
whites went to Barnen' assistance. There
was a hard fight, but the whites won, and
Landed four negroes in JaiL Tbe negroes
rallied again, broke into the jail and rescued
The whites organized, and in the fight that
followed Judge ltarns was shot, but not fa
tally, and two negroes were killed. About
a dox4n were wound! on both sides. Tbe
ringleader was captured and put in jaiL A
posse, armed with Winchester, surrounded
the jail last night, and the negroes fled,
panic-stricken, irom the town.
FACTS ABOUT AGRICULTURE.
A Valuable Work That Rtattstician Dodge
Washington City, Sept 16. Mr. J. R.
Dodge, statistician of the United States
department of agriculture, has prepared a
aeries of sixt.-en ch.-irl.s, preceded by brief
letter press description, and Imiind as an
"album of agricultural statistics." Tbe
charts show the total land surface; the area
of farms; the farms worked by proprietors,
by tenants paying money an I tenaut-t pay
ing rent in a share of the produce; relative
area of cereals, and average prices of farm
product, eta An illim ration of tht con-1
tents of the work is the coinpartive acreage
ot corn growing lan.L The first group
comprises states having more than 100 acres
in maiee in every l.onoof the superficial area.
They are ten viz: Iowa, wit h 219 acres;
Illinois, 217; Delaware, 176; Indiana, 157;
Missouri, 149; Tennemee, i:to; Kentucky,
l&t; Maryland, 117; Kaunas, 113; Ohio, 140.
Tbis publication, which is a part of the
work in graphic illustration for popularizing
agricultural statist ii-s, is presented in the
hoie of aiding a clear appreciation of some
of the leading facts of American agriculture.
GEN. GRANT IN I3RON2E.
The Statue at Port lavenworlh, Kansas,
Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Sept 1ft.
This city was crowded to overflowing Satur
day on the occasion of tbe unveiling of the
statue erected at the fort in honor of Gen
Grant Tbe troops at tbe fort onk part in
the exercises, and the city was gay with
bunting. At 1 p. m. a procession composed
of O. A. Ft posts. Knights Templar, and
other civil and military bodies pa
raded the streets, an 1 then took
trains to the fort Tbe principal features
of the unveiling were the prayer of Rev. E
F. Holland, orations by Gen. Merritt, presi
dent of the association which erected the
statue, Senator Ingaalls, U -n. C V. Blair
and Rev. Henry Swift Gen. Merritt unveiled
the statue, which is a heroic figure of the
"old commander," standing on a granite
monolith four feet square and five feet high.
Tbe general is represented standing and ex
amining a paper of official import The
likeness is pronounced excellent Tbe faces
of the monolith are adorned by appropriate
inscriptions and reliefs.
Winners on the Turf.
New York, Sept lfi. Thore was nothing
in tbe way of good time made at Sheepshead
Bay Saturday, tbe track being very heavy, but
the stewards gave the "talent" tbe shivers,
if there was any skullduggery abroad, when
they called tha rider of King Crab before
them and told him that the betting against
his borne looked very queer and that they
wanted him to ride his I .est He rode so
well that the bets against the horse were
very bail investments. The winning homes
were: Prodigal, King Crab, Reclaim,
Come-to-Taw, and Tea Tray.
Chicaik), Sept 10. Tbe winners of tbe
races on West Side course Saturday were:
Amelia, 1'rophecy, McMurtry, Puente, and
Can oue in Free of Only.
Washington Citt, Sept 16. Mr. Clay
pole, professor of science in Buchtel college,
having asked fur a refund of duty levied un
certain microscopi-s and accessories imported
for the use of the college, the importation
consisting of one large and forty small
microscopes with the necessary attachmeuts,
and twelve razors, the treasury depart
ment has granted tbe request because the
articles are for scientific and educatioual
purptsk-s. The microscopic ore us! by the
students, and the razors in the preparation
of subjects for the micrtwcipea.
A Clao-Na-;el Man Ilegius a Libel Suit.
Philadelphia, Sept It!. Ir. Peter Mc
Cabey, of tbe Clan-tin-Gn-1, Saturday
brought civil and criminal suits for libel
against Irish Nationalist John kocks. The
litigation grows tait of the attempts of tbe
Clan-pa-Uaol and tbe Irish Nationalists tt
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the murder of Ir. trim in in Chicago. lr.
McCabey says be has discovered that John
Rocks carried to the office of Tba Times on
June 19 lost an artic le atiaekiug his honor
and integrity, and that it was published ou
l4ok Out for This Swindle.
Bhookltn, N. Y., Sept. 1ft The police
warn tbe public against a fictitious firm
styled Horace Walter & Son, Tl Arch street,
Brooklyn, a ho have swiudled a number ol
western merchants. 1'be swindlers send or
ders for goods, and refer dealers to tbe above
named firm, who, when inquiry is made as
to tba standing of the person sending tho or
der, reply favorably. Tbe goods thus ob
tained are never mid for. There is no such
firm as Horace Walter & Sou, and po such
place as 72 Arch street in this city.
Tennessee Convicts Leaavd at Auction.
Nashville, Tenn., Sept 111. Tbe con
vict of the Ttnnessee penitentiary were
leased at auction at the state capitot Satur
day for a term of -etiryeara The lease was
secured by the Tennessee Coal, Iron and
Railroad company, which was tbe only bid
der. Tbe consideration was SIHO.OO per
Brodie Takes Another llrop.
Cleveland, C).,Sept 10. Steve Brodie,
tbe jumper, dropped from a cable at Beyer
les Park, a local summer resort, into a pond
yesterday afternoon. The fall is about 100
feet There was nothing particularly dan
gerous in the feat Brodie was uuinjure-L
The Cartridge Factory Owner Arrested.
Antwerp, Sept 10. M. Corvillain, the
proprietor of tbe cartridge factory, the ex
plosion in which caused a frightful series of
disasters in this city, was arrested yester
day. Says He I aa Ks-Prnident's Nephew.
New York, Sept 10. A dispatch from
London says that Loie Fuller, the actress,
was recently married to W. B. Hayes, who
claims to be a nephew of ex-President Hayes,
A Jewess Authoress llead.
London, Sept lfi. Amy Levy, the noted
Jewess autborttH, who wrote "Rjuben Sachs,"
died in Loudon Saturday. Her body will be
cremated. Miss Levy waa 7 years of age.
Fatal Fire la Melbourne, Australia.
Melbourne, Sept 18. Oeorge and
George's emporium and adjacent buildings
were burned Saturday. Lues, l,OJO,0W.
Three firemen wore killed.
Strikers Wia a Victory.
Broce wat ville. Pa, Sept 10 The
strike in tha Punxsutawney -actios was set
tled Saturday. Tho mea get everything they
ask for. - -
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WHOLESALE EVICTION OF SETTLERS.
Four Hun-! red Farmers Tarned Out ol
Brainkrd, Minn., Sept. lfi. The North
ern Pacilic railn ad Saturday completed the
work of evicting upward of W settlers and
their families, who, 8iipfMing they wrre
conforming to the regulations of the govern
ment, located lauds on tha edge c' the reser
vation, soon to he opened in Minnesota. The
commissioner of the general lantJ offioe 4
cided that the lands were included in the
Northern Pacific indemnity belt, and the
railroad company sent out an armed foroe of
eviotors, who drove the settlers, with their
families and stork, off tbe Una.
Handled Unt Without Ceremony.
So roughly were these evictions made
that many of the cabins contain articles
of household furniture just as they were
hastily abandoned. Tlirs people ft re with
out money, and many of them must starve
unless aid is SMit here at once, as the city
authorities have no moans of providing for
the hundreds new here.
THE APPEAL TO GOV. FIFER.
Presentation of the Spring Vllv Memor
ialHis Reply In Hrlef.
BuxmifiGToN, Ilia, Sept 18. Governor
Pifer, at his home in this city, was waited
upon Saturday by Adelbert Hamilton, a
Chicago attorney, who, on behalf of the
mayor, common council and people of
Spring Valley, presented to hira a lone;
memorial, signed by thousands, in regard to
the suffering and destitution prevailing
there owing to the lockout in tbe
mines of the Spring Valley Coal company.
The governor is appealed to for ai.i, and is
invited personally to visit the scene and see
if a special session of tbe legislature is not
needed to take action to save these people
from death by starvation. Governor Fifer
expread hia deepest sympathy, and prom
ised to do all that lies in bis power to relieve
tbe wople. The memorial draws a lieart
rending picture of the distrew in that region.
Is Ka oleon Ives a rorger.
New York, Sept. IH The Evening Sun
on Saturday printed more than fur col
umns of an article in which it is charged
that Ivi s and Stayner, now in trial here for
fraudulent issue of Cincinnati, Hamilton
and Dayton railway tond, are guilty of
forgery. The story is circumstantially told.
and relates that Ives hud dealings at the time
he was manipulatiug C , IL and D. "stock
wiih a wealthy manufacturer n inn I Christ.
Meyer, of New Brunswick, N. J. When the
smash in the railway deal came Ives desired
to involve the estate of Meyers, who had
died in tbe meantime, so he forged the lat
ter's uaine lo n document making him a part
ner in all of Ives' and Stayner's deals, and
responsible to the extent of bis estate 7,000,
000 tlierefor. Tbe story is told on the au
thority of one E. W. Woodruff, who is rep
resented asssying Hint be saw Ives practic
ing for the forgery ."and witnessed the forged
paper after it was compl-ted.
Loudaa'i Strike at an End.
London, Sept 14. The dockmen marched
in procession yesterday to the Mansion
house, where they were review! by the
lord mnyer and lady majrorwaa. Tbe Ai
-iian a h -1 tne place of honor in tha
line. From the Mansion bouse the parade
ra trched to Hyde park, where they held a
meeting. Ther was an enormous crowd
present, but perfect ord-r was maintained.
Four platforms had Iwen erected, from
which Mr. Burns and others in.ide addrtwses.
Rasolut ions were adoptmt expresun; grati
tude toward those who assist.i.1 tiii; iiio.i dur
inir the strike.
Work was resumed to-day on the terms
noted iu these dispatch. last week. The
men get their raise of wages Nov. 4. and
win without modification on all the other
points; one thing they conceded was that the
m-n who ha I gone to work during the
strike are not to be interferml with.
Robbed a Raving Kxnk.
Texarkax, Ark., 8e,.t 1. It was given
out here Saturday night that Professor J.
Wms, who recently left town, has taken
with biro $.:7.000 in cash from the Texai k.ina
Savings banks of which be was until re
oenlly president and maiiagr. He was a
man of exemplary habits and iinplioity
Always Komclhlnf Happens.
Newport, R. L. Sept 1C The United
States cruiser Chicago had her trial trip
Saturday. She blew out a stop-cock, and iu
consequence her fastest speed was not tasted,
but she is expected to make seventeen knots.
Her final trials will be made on Mouday
The Bata War at Chicago.
Chicaoo, Sept lrt. Tbe freight agents of
tbe western and northwestern roads Saturday
decided to meet the Burlington and North
ern reduction in rates. The reduction from
Chicago to St . Taul will be from 00 to 40
SI 00 Keward S100.
The readers of the Daily A Rous will
be pleased to learn that there is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able cure in all its stages, aud Aiat
is catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the
only positive cure now known to tbe
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 the sys
tem, thereby destroying the foundation
of the disease, and giying tbe patient
strength, by building up the constitution
and assisting nature in doing its work.
Tbe proprietors have bo much faith in its
curative powers, that they offer one hun
dred dollars for any case that it fails to
cure. Send for list of testimonials. Ad
dree, ' P. J. Chkret & Co, Toledo, O.
Bold by druggists, 75c
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