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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS,. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOMM W. POTTER.
WEDKXSDAY, BEPTElf BEB 18. 1889.
Tns St. LouU Republic shows from the
census reporu that during the high tariff
decade ot 1870 80 the number of facto
ries in Missouri decreased from 11,871 to
8,502; the capital invested in manufact
uring from f8O.257.00O to $72,507,000;
the value of product from $206,213,000
to 1105,818.000. and the amount of
wagea paid from 131,055,000 to 124.809,
000. Here it a partial hat of factories
closed during the same decade:
la the face such figures aa these, the
countrj Is actually asked to believe that
a war against protection Is a war against
From the Chicago Nrwt.
During toe last presidential campaign
one of the most serious arguments In
favor of a revision of the "war tariff" was
the menace which the resulting accumu
lation of Idle money in the treasury offered
to the romnu-rcial and industrial interests
of the country. Ib-publican organs urged
in reply that this surplus should be used
for the reduction of the national debt
Tbey pointed to the honesty and economy
of previous administrations which had
shown millions of dollars decrease of the
debt month after month, and advanced
tbis record as reason against reduction of
the war tariff on the one band and for the
election of Mr. Harrison on the other.
The public nobt statement lor some
months past under the administration
secured by this and similar arguments
shows an increase instead of a reduction.
For the last month it shows an increase of
Hut we are i. ravel y told, in explana
tion, "that the debt statement, as it is
made and as it appears from the book.
keeping of iLe treasury, is based on an
artificial systrm is misleading and falla
cious. The amount of cash on
band Is sometimes more and sometimes
less. In case of large payments it Is
rapidly reduced, aa it was last month by
the amount withdrawn for pensions."
Well, the same system of book-keeping
Is in vogue now as during the last ad
ministration. Mere are the figures for
July and August:
July IMS lecve IH.SfiSTW
AllKIMI lttrt....Ifc-rre;lfi St.S7il.ltt:
July Hhi rvc uf tt.iMtt.tiig
AtiKnul Deere -ae 1 .!,
July 1HH7 IVerrane 4.MI4.SMS
Anrut l-H7....Iecmm 4,HW,4 5
July HUM Ilecrea-e 4.I.1.9HU
August l.-o....Iierreat 7.34,875
Jaly inrrraae 1.317.SU
Aoifn.t ISSU InereaiMi 6.078,6.'
With the same system of book keeping
under Cleveland as under Harmon there
was a decrease of about f 10,000.000 in
the months of July and August of each
year from 195 to 13s. and an increase
of over $7,000,000 in 139.
la default of other explanation we may
congratulate ourselves that Tanner has
"resigned " He has "reduced the sur
plus" with a vengeance.
fWrtar Blaine will not I in tVa-ihinf-tra
Cut until Stub uwU
F--ur Sw Turk monument ware dedl
ratml on (t ylurj; fl.-l.l ruewlay.
Tha International fnir at D 'troit, Mich.,
wan opened Tueailiiy lirfore an immxnaa au
Cholera hua niaito ita aperanci in ilagdad
and tbe rii-Maaa ia ,reit1injr lu Western
Through the fra-lulmit kanin of at.it boixls
Ixmiaiuiui ia aaid to have lm robbed of
Tbe CTiieajro rVorM'a fair r-niuiiiltbvt has
dril to raiaa HI,0iH),iaiO for a World's
Tba Unitarian pnyrrniDont 1-wnea a itatv
mailt denying that tlie iiiderionclenrv of tba
principality ta to be ileolared.
The fit. Itwv. J. F. Mai-kharnnas, ermaa
crated biabop of Oxford, Knland, ia 1870,
and who raaignad in ltm, died Mon-ltv.
A fwrc-l bond of thn Wbwllni; and Cin
emnati Mineral railway haa Ixma di-ooTerad
lit New York, and there may be more
OoTfm'ir Fifer, of Illinois, haa aent Arfjt
(inn. Vanre to Hiring Valley to investigate
the condition of tlie miliar in that auction of
The Fire UiidnrwriOr' Aianciatinn of the
North w.nt ia holding ita twentieth annual
area ion In Cliieago. Atxiut l.'ii) inemberi are
ForeH Area are reported in the Dead River
region, around Chain Lake, Maine. It is
" it Wt trthown.l by M, O. Shaw, of
A letter alined "Jack the lUpiw- lunkM,
reoelrail by a London news agency stating
that another murder will occur in White
cbapel in about a week.
An often faumt In the building at 81 Grand
street, New l ork, fl kxIoJ tba plaos Monday
night and damaged dry good and clothing
to tbe amount of j:i,M.
The Burlington and Northern railway and
Erie Ilmpatch freight line hare made a out
on through ra'ea from New York to Be ran!
to Wl cent pr 100 ouiil.
Thoiuaa K. Jarkmn liml at Ht Louis Tues
day from the rfT.-ol of pnnmliinHiit reoeived
atoaday ia a twelve-round prir.e fight with
Ed A hern. The latter w&4 arreated.
In l7l. Fort Worth, Tex., secured ita first
railwny. It waa then a villain of a few
hundrwl people. Now it has eleren outlets
by rail, som of tbem tlirougb trunk linea
It ia again reported at Minneapolis that
the great (louring mill there have been sold
to a Ilriiiah ayndirnte, but tinwe who are
moat interested say they know nothing of tbe
A O.irinun fanner named Hernuin Myers,
residing near Mattoon, Ills., haa been ar
rested for forging the nninna of his neighbors
to notes ami gutting them discounted at tbe
That prneiieotiTe M. C, the Hon. John
Lawrence Hullivan, of Iloaton, la re
ptarteil to have bgun hia rnnva by get
ting on a "high loneeome" and painting Uie
"Hub" a bright Vermillion.
Socialistic activity eotitinuna unaUted
under tbe Very noeea of the Ilerlin police.
Tbousamia of Horialist election m'inifaatoes
were distributwl aliout the city Monday
vening in some secret manner.
A Missouri coloreit ritizon, fire.1 prolaib'j
by the career of Holshey and other of that
Ilk, went t J be highwayman. II waa a bad
failure, fiar tbe farmer got after him and
when he refined to surrender filled him full
or shot JLdrf Lyni-h was along, aa usimL
Two 4 year-old ohildron arnveil in N w
York Tueailay lalx.UI "Lena and Rudolph
K .r a, bound f . r Hnniu-1 K una, Chicago,
Ilia Tbey had iieen shipped at Bremen,
Oermany, and traveleil under (Mrs of the
purser of the v. s L
Pennsylvania lynching parties are too
ffete. Kain prevented the Honieraat, Ta.,
beat citisena from evincing their reverence
for the law Mimday night, and stringing up
tha Nicaley brother, who so seriously shot
Deputy Hherlrff McMulU-n.
A meeting of representatives from various
industrial and trades union in the Ave
republics of Central Anwrir-a will be held
soon In Nicaragua for the purpose of per
fecting a general organisation aom-thing
like tba Knigbta of Labor In tba United
Distress after eating, heartburn sick
headache and Indigestion are cured by
Hood's Baraaparllla. It also creates a
State Negroes Consider
the Color Line.
THEIR GRIEVANCES AND DEMANDS.
a ignlfieeat Comment as Oeuarreneee
f4nata The Knls;tiia tf ltor Csiaiit
to ami Ijtbnr LeKllslla la C'ongreaa
Jersey Repnblleana Meet la rnsventtoa
Congrrsntaae Dyaam Astir patea Rome
ran The Minneapolis Poatmaster Co
demaed Mrs. Logsa for Ienaloa Com
mJealouer. Boston, ftpt 1H. Abont firty colore.!
meu met In tlie Meionnon y.t-'day pur
suant to a ca'l Inviting a confrrc-nce of lead
ing colored men of tbe slab, to assist in the
organisation of a movement to secure from
the poJilwal party of their aftl iation a fair
diare of its revponaihiliiiea, opportunities
and hoiuws. William H. liiree,of U.wUin,
preaidod, and ho and R v. J. A. Brack ott, of
Cambridge, addressed the meeting. Resolu
tions wore adopted declaring that they ask
for no favors withheld from other oitiiena.
or to which tbey are not entitled, but they
"We do ask for that civil and political
homogeneity which invadua no man's pri
vate social rights, but which does beat the
foundation of national unity. We contend
for tbe as-HM'ition anl the contact witb
our white hr.-thren which etevate and do not
degrade either them or u. Tbe promoters
of s It's i and private intermta at our ex
peime, bethr th-y be white or blai k men.
are our eninniea.
Polltica Mo llemedy.
"We do not bel.eve our grievanc-s can be
fured by (mlitu-a, and while we urge the ex
Srcist of tlie right of aulT ra je and all other
rights, courageously, firmly and diorietly,
we couii4tl against, vnb'ring politics
for a livelihood, in lieu ot entering other
fields of induntry. We emphasize the im
parlance of acquiring homes, landed and
personal property, and urge the necessity of
education. Wealth and equipment mental,
moral and industrial nre the key lo the sit
uation. A Protest Against Outrsies.
We condemn the brutal outrages com
mittted upon our people at the south, and
wa warn our countrymen tbnt if the vio
lence done to women and children, the burn
ing of schools and churches, the destruction
of houses and the murder of dfonolesa and
helpless mn are not prevented by the strong
arm of the law, the atienca, kng suffering
and forbenranoe characteristic of our people
wdl be goaded into hate and a striking out
in solf-defenv. We pray to be permitted to
live within the law, but if we are driven to
live otherwise, the blame will not be ours."
Tbe meeting tben adj turned sine die.
Blair Talks for fits Kdaratlnn mil.
U. H. Kt-nstor Henry W. Blair, of New
Hamwhire, addressed the ooloie 1 people of
Botton at the First Africnn church Inst
evening. Tbe cbnrch was crowded. E. ii.
WaldsT, who introduced the s.'iintor, took
occasion to strongly denounce the recent
outrages in tlie south. Senator Blair a;ioke
in advocacy of bis educational bill, explain
ing its provisions, and urging the colored
people to use their influence for its passage.
SECURED NO LEGISLATION.
The Knltjnt of Labor I-egialstlve Com
mittee 4'fftn plains of Poor Surrew.
PlTTHUl'RU, Nept IS. The Times pub
luiues tbe report of the national legmlative
committee of tbe Kuigbt of Labor, which
wall he presented at the next session of tbe
general aaembly' of that organization at
Atlanta in November. It ia a lengthy docu
ment and tells how the committee made a
dunial fuilure of the work entrusted to them.
Not a single labor measure was pasei.
McmlxT of the order are blamed for not
assisting the committee by securing signa
tures to fictitious, and a suggestion is made
that the general asaeiubly pass a law re
quiring meniN-rs to do so and to vote only
for candidates- pledged to labor logialation.
Tba committee was in an emharraiing posi
tion, as very member who bad previously
supported labor measures was defeated for
Attarklaa; the I-anil ilrants.
The land question is diacu.-ad and a pro
test entered to the claims of the railroads
for some 4U,(),0u0 acne The report says
that tbe persons voting fen- the posaige of
this law for tbe radrisvl grants, if It is to
stand as interpreted by Justice Field, are
guilty of knowingly swindling and robbing
the government and tbe people. Tbey com
plain that tbe Republican senate wasted tbe
time discussing a tariff bill which it knew
0 add not pasa, and that lxth parties gener
ally played "dog in tlie manger" on labor
legislation for political effect, neither parly
being willing to accept what the otbttr ad
vocated. NEW JERSEY REPUBLICANS.
They Nomlaate (Its. 4irnbb for Governor
Trixtos, N. J.. Sept. is Shortly after
12 o'cliK-k yesterday the Republican state
convention mat in the Taylor opera bouse,
the attendance of delegates anu hiokera-on
being large and the feeling enthusiastic.
Tbe organization was promptly diapoied of
I with J. Frankfort, of Eaex county, presid-
nailed fur m -r l
KimTnor wtfre men
L. H..1.I, tl..rl.nn..w
K. A. MneOnwan,
of Mercer; Uno. a!
Halzey, of Ees, and John Kean Jr., of
Union, put in nomination. It took two
ballots to decide the qtiestioa. Gruhb getting
tbe nomination unanimously in the second.
The TemiMtranre Ueelaratlon.
A platform was adopted, tbe temieraiice
plank of winch pledges the party to such
leginlatiofi as will most sieedily and thor
oughly era. lie 1 1 the evil of Intonip -ranee,
and ri-senta tlie intrusion of the liquor power
as an organized force into tbe politics of tbe
state. Tlie other planks indorse tbe national
platform and Harrison's administration., and
favor the Australian system of voting.
(ten. Orubb was then introduced and made
brief speech, after which the convention
adjourned, the hand playing and the dele
gates singing "Marching Through Georgia."
LOOKING FOR A LIVELY TIME.
Congressman llynum Thinks the Nest Hes
ln Will lie Interesting.
Washington, Cut, Kept, is. Repre
mtave Bynuni, of Indiana, in nn interview
about the work of cotigrem, yesterday said:
"I thing there will be a lively time from the
start We have a lot to worry the Repub
licans about, and we will lm very apt to
make it alternating for them. I do not think
they will do anything with tbe tnrirT."
"How aixiut the rules I"
"They cannot change the rules so as to
avoid tba constitutional provision that
ma j.H-ity of all the votes shall be ncceaary
to constitute a quorum, and witb but one,
or, at href, two iwe tlmn a quoi uin all
told, they mill' hope to have enough men.
tiers pr. s nt at any time to rwrry through
any ra Ileal measure. Of course we will not
interfere witb the organisation of the house.
but tbey cannot do anything that our party
m determined tbey shall not do."
WOULDN'T HAVE THE OFFICE.
Mrs. Logan's Comments on a PronnsHloB
to Make Her Penaioa' Cnmmisslnaer.
Wahhikoto C'itt, 8pL 14 Tbe latest
proposition for Ailing tbe vacancy at tba
bead of the pension bureau Is a suggestion of
Orand Army men to give tba ooinmissioner
ihlp to Mrs. John A. Lornn. Tbnt lady,
however, vetoes the move in the following
language: "J would not consider such an
Idea for a moment, and do not think that tba
president or any one pi power haa ever
dona so either. I bava too ken an appre
ciation of the duties and responsibilities of
tbe offi e and of my own unfitness to dis
charge them ever to think of It for a mo
ment, even if tlie president were to offor it to
me, which Is alaolutaly improbable,"
The Mlaaoaoolla Postmaster.
Washington Citt, Sept. 18. In tbe
matter of tbe charges against Postmaster
AnkenyL of Minneapolix, tba civil service
laiaing the ciroumstanees. In which they t
the employment of any person ir
subject to examination, tempers
otherwise, without regular examinat
..a . 1 . f M
earunoation oy me - -
aocordanee with tba requiremenw
rule, is wholly unauthorised; an
practice, which appears from yoi
. . i - A.
aenta to uave sxw J v "
be discontinued. As to the m
blame that should properly attach to
these Irregularities tbe commissi
further consider and report,"
Fan la the Cheyenne Convent! n
Chitxnnx, Wy., 8.pt li Ca npball'S
proposition In the constitutional convention
yesterday to submit the question of woman
suffrage to tba people mused a lively debate,
during which Mr. Campbell called another
delegate a liar. Tbe universal iiurTraga
plank will, it ia thought, go into ba con
stitution. DEVILTRY IN CALIFORNIA.
An Attempt to IUow Up an Kntirs Neigh
borhood with Praam its.
San Franciboo, Sept 1 ft. Giant pow
der enough to destroy the entire nrighbor
hood was unearthed a few days ago by
James Hank ins, as be was digging oti his lot
at the corner of Leavenworth and Green
wich streets, and the story of the nd has
just come out. The property is in tba most
precipitous district in the eity, and Haskins
songbt to level off tbe ground. His rmtbnds
mt with strong objactsona from the neign
bors,and it ia supposed soma of these a lopted
a desperate game to get Hawkins out of the
way and blow up his property. As Hask ins was
working about tbe place with a pick he up
turned what looked like a stick of candy.and
calls I the children to come and see it
Made Ills Hair Stand on End
On looking closer he saw tbe word "Giant"
stamped on it Hia heart stood still for a
nient as be realized it was giant powder, and
then he carefully laid tlie find aside and pro
ceeded to investigate. Three djnainite
bombs anil twenty -one sticks of giant pow
der were unearthed within a short compass.
This was turned over to the police, who have
since been at work on the case withm t satis
factory results. Across the street net rly TIM)
children were pursuing their studies in the
Greenwich street scbiwl, ami had a chance
blow from Haskins' pick exploded tl e giaut
powder half :he famil ies at that end of town
would have been in mourning.
"Faith Healing Coademaed.
Nxw York, Sept. IS. The coroner's jury
which investigated the cause of the daath of
Martha Olaen, who was a victim of tbe
Christian science absurdity, brougl t in a
verdict to the effect that the cause was
criminal negligence "in not secu -ing a
physician for ber in time, and in not carry
ing out said physician's instruction! when
communicated by him. And we respectfully
call the attention of tbe grand jury to tbe
vicious practice which are carried on by
memlxTs of tbe sect or religious or ;aniza
tion to w hich tbe deceased tielnnged."
The Haae Hall Field.
Chicago, Sept. IS. Kaiu prevent d two
League games and one association gat le yes
terday. Tbe League scores were: i t Chi
cagoChicago 10, Indianapolis H set en tu
nings, by mutual consent; at Bmtor Boa
ton 5, Philadelphia I. Americau assoc. at ion:
At Louisville Louisville 1, Ci ciunaa 5; at
Columbus Columbus &, Baltimore L
Western league: At St. Paul St Paul S,
Sioux City 7; at Minneapolis Minn -apolis
3. Omaha 4: at Milwaukee Milwaukee a,
St. Joseph 0; at Des Moines Des Moiiea 15,
F.lrrted a New Hallway Preside ttU
St. PaTL, Sept. I". At a meeting of the
stockholders of tbe Minneapolis, St. Paul
and Sanlt Ste. Marie railway here yesterday
Senator Washburn was deposed fro n the
presidency and Thomas Lowry elected in bis
stead. Tue directors to a man favored tbe
election of Mr. Lowry, bnt several of tbe
stockholders were inclined to piu thai - faith
to (Senator ashburn. A large number of
the heavy stockholders were absent, b it Mr.
Lowry held a sufficient number of pro ties to
secure but election.
The Odd Fellows Grand tde;
Coi.mBrs, O., Sept IS. The Sovsreign
grand lodge met at 11:30 o'clock yesterday
and remained in secret session until 'J:'U)in
the afternoon. The important business
transacted was the discussion and act on on
the proposed constitutional amendment pro
viding that young men 15 years of agt shall
be eligible to membership in tbe On er of
Odd Fellows. The amendment waa lost by
a large majority. The Daughters of R ibecca
begsu their national convention at S p. ra.
Satisfactory Teat of the Cbleago.
NtW PORT, R L, Sept 18. The cruiser
Chicago fiuisbed ber speed trials yesterday.
At sixty-nine revolutions she avt raged
15.3 knots an hour fur four miles. At
seventy revolutions she made at the n.te of
16.05 knots for one mila Tbe wtatber
conditions were somewhat unfavorably tbe
wind being strong and the sea choppy. Tbe
recrrd is satisfactory under tbe ci'cum
stances. Oar Machinery Czporta to Mexle.,.
Wahhinutoh Citt, Sept 14 Minister
Ryan ti ansmiU for tbe information of the
state departmunt statistics of tbe value of
American machinery imported am ually
from the Uattsd Btates into Mexico from
lnet) to 17, inclusive, which shows that the
exportation grew in value from W3,l H4 in
"CI I fT Dwellers' Kains In Colorado.
Washington Citt, Sept 18. Secietary
Noble baa directed that the region of coun
try in Colorado containing tba ruint and
mounds of "cliff dwellers" be witbc rawa
from disposal until an examination ran be
made to determine their historical value.
Another Race War In Alabama.
MoNTooalKRT, Ala., Sept 18. Consider
able excitement prevails at Calora, sixty
miles north of this place, over a threatened
collision of racea Tbe trouble grows out of
the discovery of an incendiary letter writ
ten by a negro, which rovealed a plot against
tbe whites, aud urged tlie negroes to insur
rection. A villainous white man, who is at
tbe bottom of tbe trouble, is being sought
for, and if caught will lie bung. The mar
shal of Calera has wired for three doxen
Judge Lynch Hhonld Feel Hart.
Sparta, IIL, Sept 18. Tbe inqueit on
Constable Crosaen, who was shot by John
McCully Thursday, was held Monday. The
Jury returned a verdict that Grosser was
shot by McCully without provocation. Mc
Cully barely escaped lynching by the action
of tbe sheriff in as'-reting him and getting
him to Chester. Cttiscns will petition 'or s
special grand jury in order (hat a trial may
be had at this term. Prompt action may
save the county tbe disgrace of a lync iing.
Was the Locomotors lama;edr
Fort Dodok, Iowa, Sept IS El sard
lloeni, a farmer, became intoxicated and
went to sleep on tbe track near Bode, VI on-
day night. Tbe evening express struck liim,
knocking him twenty feet The train was
then stopped, and the frightened engineer
left bis cab to ase whether tbe man was
dead. HoetD, not realising the oitua ion.
asked why he bad been disturbed.
breakfast did not appear to be ready.
The Cronln Marder Trial.
CHICAOO, Sept 18. Yesterday was a
disastrous one for the state in the Cr min
trial Eight peremptory challenges v ere
used by the state. The exerciss of this
right piled the state's peremptoriea Hp to
thirty-six. Tbe defense lost but one
peremptory, making fifty-seven in alL . Two
men were held for the night witb Culver
and Pearson John Hall and J. W. C
Gladstone's Hid to the ttoota.
London, Sept 18. Gladstone, in a letter
to tbe secretary of the Scottish Home Rule
society, expresses conflU-noe that to grant
justice to Ireland will be to further the just
claims of Bootland, which be is desirout to
com miss ion baa sent a letter to tba'
BwiasM lsa si a lal air tVk Ana fnim him szi
LOST ON THE LAKE.
A Steam Yacht Missing -with
WATERS OF A DAM BREAK LOOSE,
Carry lac Destrnetion Down the Valley of
the Braadywlne No Lives Reported
Lost Deluges of Bala In Pennsylvania
and Mew Jersey with Great Damage to
Property Deadly Explosion of s Coal
Oil Lamp Other Fatal Accidents.
Clktblaitd, a. Sept 18. It is feard that
tbe steam yacht Leo, which left Black river
Sunday, probably for this port, hss been
lost on the lake, aa a severe gale arose just
after her departure. Hbe bad 'nine people
on board aa follows: John B. Tute, a well-
known merchant, formerly of Cleveland;
L. D. Lawler, S. D. Rltter, Benjamin Kline,
a D. Knight D. A. Lawler, Cant Samuel
Port, Fred Pelow, and an engineer recently
The Ieo is a small craft of about seventeen
tons burden, and is owned by John Tunte,
of Black River. Telegrams have been sent
to all Lake Erie ports, but up to last night
nothing that would throw the slightest light
on ber whereabouts had boen received.
ANOTHER DAM GIVES WAY.
A Flood of Water Precipitated Down the
Valley or the Hrandywlae.
West Chester, Pa., Sept 18. The breast
of tbe large dam belonging to tbe Kennebec
Ice company of Wilmington, Dol, located at
Hibernia, this county, burst yesterday
morning, and a tremendous amount of water
rushed tlown the Br.indy win.i, overflowing
the banks and sweeping everything before
it The large bridge which ci'Okshb tbe
Brandy wine just tieiuw the dam was swept
away, aud t- veml frame buildings were
carried down to C-oalusville. Several of
the streets of Coatetville are four feet under
The Peolo Warned In Time
The people living along tbe stream were
warned by the sound of the rushing waters
and esc(ied to the bills. So far as beard
from no lives have been lost The flood has
made tbe creek road impassable. In places
the meadows are covered to the depth of
eight or ten feet Tbe break was caused by
Monday night's heavy fall ot rain.
A Dlaaatrena Fall of Kain.
McKeesport. Pa., Soot IS. The heavi
est rainfall in years was experienced at this
place yesterday. Streets ware turned into
rivers. Cellars and first floors of many
private buildings were flooded. Two bouses
were overturns I, while a number in pro
cess of erection were so badly damaged it is
believed that they will bava to be recon
structed from the foundation up. Several
streets are impassable. The tracks of the
Baltimore and Ohio, Pittsburg, Virginia and
Charleston, and Belle Vernon railroads were
washed out, and in several places obstruc ted
by heavy landslides.
Rrldfres Washed Away.
WiUHKOTON, DeL, Sept Is. A cloud
burst in upper Newcastle county, Delaware,
and lower Chester county, Pennsylvania,
Monday night and heavy rains y.-sterday
afternoon, caused great damage. Three
bridges on the Washington and Northern
rail way above Coatesvilln, Pa , are all, or
nearly all, destroyed, and more are expected
to follow. No trains have been able to reach
Reading, Pa., from this city, and uone have
arrived here. Several extensive wash-outs
have also been made, and those localities will
have to be trestled before trains can be run.
PlalnOeld, N. J., Flooded.
Plaikfieui, N. J., Sept 18. This city
waa visited by another flood last evening.
Between 6 and 7 o'clock tbe water in Green
brook rose four feet carrying away the
bridge on Somerset street, which bad been
weakened by the flood of a few weeks ago.
Cedar brook has overflowed its bauks, and
residents of Tentb street are greatly alarmed.
F.ng-tneer and Fireman Asleep.
Rochester, N. Y., 8pt 18. A local
freight on the Auburn branch of the New
York Central ran into two freight cars on a
dead side track at Brighton last night The
engine and four cars were wrecked and En
gineer MtUregor was killed. No one else
was injured. Tbe indications are that tbe
engineer and fireman were asleep when they
approached the switch.
Horrible Work ot the Kerosene Lamp.
Pan Francisco, Sept 18. As Mrs. Anjiie
On tie was sitting at a table in her house
Monday evening with ber babe in ber arms
and two smaller children near by, the baby
upset a coal-oil lamp, which exploded, and
the four persons were enveloped in flames.
The mother and baby were burned to death
and the other two children so badly burned
that they may die.
Two Miners Killed. '
Birmingham. Ala., Sept 18. Two men
were killed and five others severely injured
by falling slate in one of the mines of the
Eureka company, near Oxmoor, Monday
evening. Ihe seven men were at work in
slope No 1 when the mass of slate fell, bury
ing them entirely. The men killed wore
John Hold and George Davis.
Fell Aaleep While on Watch.
Wii.,,.,, . Krt. 18. William
aucine, enter or police of I'ara.ins, a min
ing town three miles from here, while on
watch for burglars early yesterday morn
ing, fell asleep on tbe edge of tbe platform
of tbe Diilaware and Hud in railway ata
tiou at Parsons, and was instantly killed by
a fast freight train
Fatal Carelessness la a Mine.
ShaMokin, Pa., Sept 18. Alfred Crow
and Johu Tocas were' fatally, and John
Murphy and William Calvin seriously
burned by an explosion of gas in the Neilson
shaft yesterday afternoon. The explosion
was caused by Tocas' carelessness.
Ssjrs He Ntole No Money.
East Saoinaw, Miob., Sept 18. Charles
M. Rice, w bo was dismissed from the service
of the Saginaw, Tusoola and Huron Rail
road company for tbe alleged defalcation of
8,0tsJ, denies emphatically having the
money. He says be will make a statement
which will fully exculpate him and estab
lish bis innocence.
Pirates on the Morocco Coast.
Madrid, Sept 18. Tbe natives of Riff,
ou me Morocco ooast, bave ransacked a
Spanish vessel and imprisoned tbe captain,
four sailors and a paasenger. A Spanish
war-ship has been sent to the spot
Too Eager to Wed.
Wabash, Ind., Spt 18. Morgan Beesnn
was sent to the peuitentiary yesterday for
one year tor stealing a suit of clothes to
wear at bis wedding.
Race Track Keoord.
Brooklyn, N. Y., Sept 18 The whi
ning horses on ttie Gravesand track yester
day wore: Volunteer, mile, 1 :02.i; Stride
away, IX miles, 1:5V; Reclaire, mile,
:fi Kingston, miles, 8:1; Libi-
mony, mile, 1HH; Vivid, 1 l-'ti miles,
1 OH. -
CHICAGO, Sept 13 Bets were profitable
on tbe following horses who ran on tbe West
Bide course yesterday: Barthol, mile,
1:03V; Lulu McKee, mile, 1:1?; Lime
B., 1 mile, 1:41; Balance, mile, l:2l; Man
dolin, 1 mile, 70 yards, 1:47.
Bnalneaa Muat Be Mighty DnlL
Peoria, Ilia, Sept 18. Tbe little town ot
Galva baa a strange sensation. A family
named Dickson bad a pet dog, which recently
died. The animal was placed in a coffin and
sent to Lafayette, their old home, for burial
in the family lot After the funeral tbe La
fayette people demanded the removal of the
dog from tbe cemetery. Tbe family moved
tbe dog and also their dead relatives to Galva,
and now the same demand for tba dog's ra
moral mi made at that place. The town ia
TWO OF ONE KIND.
New York Matches the Great
15 FACT, GOTHAM IS IS TEE LEAD.
WoodsafT, tha Croat a Suspect, rUeoonted
by Wood ran, tha Witness Against Ives
Calohlng Perjury am tha Witness
Stand Ho Lies on Both Sides with
Equal Facility and Esnberaaee A Coa
vonleat Tines of Memory.
Krcw York, Sept IS. The proceedings in
tbe trial of Ivaa and Stayner yesterday were
somewhat aenaational, and at the asms time
destructive ot the credibility of Woodruff
aa a witness. As soon as the court was
opened lyes' attorney, Mr. Brooke, com
menced the cross-examination. For tba first
hour or two the witness might bave bean a
railway manipulator testifying before a con
gressional committee, so little did be knew.
He could not remember occurrences of a time
during which in his direct examination his
memory was apparently very clear. Tben
when asked if he waa not very drunk on tbe
day that Ives and Stayner assigned, be was
positive and declared that he was not He
also denied that be had been promised his
freedom if be made certain statements.
Woodrnff Confesses Perjury.
Lawyer Brooke tben read Woodruff's tes
timony taken in Cincinnati, in the suit of
N.-tter against Meyer, Ives and Stayner.
Referriug to certain portions ot that evi
dence, Mr. Brooke asked witness if be had
made tbe statements contained therein.
"And when you made thest statements,"
continued Mr. Brooke, "you knew yon were
committing willful perjury f
"I did," again replied witnoss.
The spectators in the court room were as
tonished at the cool effrontery of the wit
ness, but the latter remained unmoved
while admitting tlie falsity ot hia testimony
in the (iiicmnatl esse,
lawyer Brooke continued to cross-1
examine tbo witness concerning his sworn
statements in previous trials, an I Woodruff
coolly admitted that many of these btite
roents were false.
Not Assured of Immunity.
Mr. Brooke then stated to tbe Jury thet
Woodruff bad been assured ot immunity,
provided be would turn state's evidence.
Tbe district attorney promptly pronounce.!
this statement false in very particular.
In order to show that Woodruff was not in
such mortal dread of Ives as he pretended
to be, a letter from Woodruff to Ives was
read, in which tbe former hal declined to
meet Ives to talk the matter over after the
first arrest ot Ives. Woodruff also admitted
that UKn Ives' instructions be (Woodruff)
bad, just lief ore Ive' arrest, assured Ives'
lawyers, "upon bis hon r as a genlLmau,r
that there bad been nothing wrong in any
of Ives' transactions. This had been done,
he said, because Ives' wished tod-Mwive his
own lawyers. This closed the cross-examin-tion.
The Sun's Sensation Confirmed.
Assistant District Attorney Parker then
questioned Woodruff concerning bis state
ment that his Cincinnati affidavit was falsa.
Witness said tbe Cincinnati evidence had
been dictated by Mr. Ives, and was entirely
false. Referring to the forgery of Meyer'
initials by Ives, witness said Ives bad com
mitted this forgery and had promised that
anything to be made out of it would be di
vided between Nottcr, Stayner, Woodruff
Witness said that although he bad acted
as secretary of tbe railroad company be had
never read the by-laws of the company. A
moment after making this statement be ad
mitted that it was false. He continued to
perjure himself in this way for some time, to
the utter astonishment of tbe court and
jury. In reply to a question by one of tbe
jurors. Woodruff said he was a member of
the First Dutch Reformed church of New
ark, N. J., and bad been for fourteen years.
"Napoleon's" Crooked Methoda.
Roliert R Smith, formerly assistant
cashier, and Theodore M. Nevins, cashier, of
the firm of Ives & Co, then testified as to
the methods of that firm. Kevins stated
that Ires had instructed him to credit the
Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton road witb
4,500 shares of stock, although no money for
the some bad been received on account The
court then adjourned for tbe day.
1 lie lluty on M oot.
BosTort, Sept 18. The wool manufactur
ers of New England held a meeting here yes
terday and adopted resolutions which will be
submitted to the national association in New
York, Oct. 2, and which declare that a re
vision of the tariff on wool is necessary. No
demand is made fur lower duties on wool,
but it is claimed that tha tariff on manufac
tures of wool is not high enough to com
pensate the manufacturers for the duty tbey
I iay on the raw material, and it is in this
direction that a revision is demanded, so
that tbe duty on woolen man ufactures shall
be compensatory for the duty ou raw mate
rial and ensble tbe manufacturers to hold
the American market against foreign compe
tition. bating Robbery at Ashland, Wis,
Minneapolis, Minn., Sept 18. The
Journal's Ashland, Wis., special says: A
daring highway robbery in broad daylight
was committed on the streets of this city
Monday. An old Gorman was walking
with Joks Klrbr and Jotu, Mar, i h,m
tbey grabbed him by the tbroat aud relieved
him of $175. Tbe highwaymen then ran,
but were captured after several shots had
been fired. Fisher escaped ou the way to
jail. He boarded a Northern Pacific train
Monday night and was put off at Ashland
Junction because he would not pay bis .are.
Then he fired several shots at the train,
breaking windows, tut bitting no one.
Officers are in pursuit
STARVATION AMONG THE INDIANS.
A Woman Kills Her Sinter to Feed Upon
Winnipko, Ma ., Sept 18 Archdeacon
Reeves, who bos labored in the far north
for twenty years, is here and brings a terri
ble tale of suffering among the Indiana.
Archdeacon Reeves said : "Two months ago
thirty died from starvation. Last winter a
number died, owing to privations and fail
ure to procure gama There was preat
scarcity of food. It was not so much the
general lack of subsidence, but the rabbits
were a complete failuro."
Dreadful Case of Cannibalism.
Reeves told of a case of cannibalism three
months ago on tbe Peace river, tbe only one
be beard of, w here one woman killed an
other. He bad seen tbe womau at Fort Ver
milion. Bhe aaid she killed her sister in or
der to procure enough meat to keep herself
alive. Sometimes the fish in the waters
failed, aud intense suffering resulted.
There Kvver Ik. Don't Von Know.
New Yoke, Sept 18. A number of lead
ing piano and organ manufacturers of this
and other cities met here yesterday and
agreed to form a protective uuiun fur mutual
benefits in couuection with trudi meth
oda There was no talk of a combination or
Gave It Nearly All ta Tale.
New UaVEN, Conn., Kept 18 The will
of tbe late Professor Elius Iomu bequeathe
the bulk of the estate, which is valued at
0,000 to ISOtt.OOO to, Tale university to be
known as the "Loomis Fund." Tbis is the
second largest gift ever made to Yale.
Murder la a Church.
Evergreen, Ala., Sept 18. a G Bur
den was stabbed and killed at Andalusia
Monday night in the Campbellite church, by
John ' Eudsley. Borden waa in company
with a young woman who had refused Ends
Mettled for 40 Cent on the Dollar.
Rxam.su, Pa., Bept 18. Keaaler & Bon,
bat mauafacturera, who recently failed for
35,0CS, bave settled with their creditors for
40 cents on tbe dollar, and bave resumed
operations under the name ot the Reading
tWe are now well into Autumn with its changeable weather aud will soon see the Mer
cury go downwards in the Thermometer, consequently all ought to prepare for it. In
FURNITURE AND CARPETS,
There is no better place to
TELEPHOSB NO. lUAS.
A MOST DASTARDLY CRIME.
Diabolical Oa trace Committed by a New
New Orleans, Sept IS. Louise Shoe
maker, a pretty blonde girl of 15, disap
peered from her parents' residence over a
year ago and no trace of her could be found
until yesterday, when Srgt. Kenny, hear
ing that a white girl waa kept prisoner in the
rear of a barber shop on Feliaite street, kept
by Ous Reed, a negro, went to the place and
broke open the door, which was locked. As
be entered the rear room he saw the frail
form of Mita Shoemaker, naked except for a
tattered undergarment Her faos was pale aa
death and ber eyes shone wit h insane fear as
she rushed toward tbe sergeant, and, cling
ing frantically to him, cried: "Save met
Her 1-ltiable Story.
Kenny witb difficulty persuaded ber that
she was now in friendly hands, and the balf
crazy girl finally became quiet Ass-stance
was summoned, clothing procured aud the
girl properly cared for. She states that
Reed had kept be locked up for ovei a year,
subjecting ber to constant outrage. Reed
was soon arrested and locked up. The girl
was much emaciated, and apparently half
TANNER'S RULINGS REVERSED.
Tha Acting; Pension Commlssiosker Sots
Aside Tw of Them.
WasHinotoif Crrv, Sept 18. Acting
Pension Commissioner Smith has reversed
two of Commissioner Tanner's previous or
ders. The retiring commissioner ordered
all local examining boards upon application
of pensioners receiving a less rate than ft
per mouth to examine them for re-rating.
He hold that a man w ho waa not pensionable
at tbe rate of t4 per month waa not entitled
to a pension at all. His purpose was to raise
tbe pensioners receiving f 1, $i, f 50 or (-3
per month to tbe $4 rate. There are 84,0(10
pensioners drawing less than $4 per month.
Another of Commissioner Tanner's rulings
which the present acting commissioner has
reversed was that the evidence of one reputa
ble private soldier would be regarded as suf
ficient to establish the cause of disability of
a comrade. Tha practice had bea to re
quired tbe evidence of one commissioned
vfficer or two private soldiers.
Cbicaoo. Sept 17.
Quotations on the board of trade to-day
were of fo'lows: Wheat Si. X (September,
opened 7014c. closed TO-tsc: October, opened
7ii"dC closed 7Ctsc: IVcember. opened mc
closed SSSie. Corn No. S September, opened
;CHr", closed ifVn October, opened and
closed "V-; May. opened and closed Wic
Oats No. X September, opened and clotted
lUc; October, opened 1lo, closed
May, opened E.'Sc, closed SUVi-Hc Pork
October, opened (11.2a, closed ill.2214; No
vember, opened $.ei, closed t K January,
opened . clcsed .10. Lard October,
opened and closed 5.9(1.
Live stock The Union Stock Yards reports
the following ranireof prices: Hogs Market
opened fairly active; light grades steady;
other lots 10m,15r lower; lifUt (Trades. (s.vajS
4.T&-. roiurb pack nut. $.I.S (:.76: mixed lots,
SH.WKa)4..1u: heavy parkin u bipin Inta.
-'-. 1&. initio Oood srMls airouvtw: oth
ers barely steady; general market steadier;
beeves. $3.:4.iiftj cows. tl.l'litttO: Blockers
and feeders, $ jf &1 O; Texan steers, .1iiQ
western rang rs, S40& !). ISheep
Market str-n r; native muttons, J.M4-"0-.
Texas and western sheep, 58.iiH24.l i; lambs,
Produce: Butt t -Fancy Elgin creamery, 20
ig21c per lb: flue dairy. ltKilrtc: packiuir stock.
VSiUc. Ecirs Strictly frosh, 13 , 16c per
dux. Hoaitry Live heni, Ti par lb: roi
lera, 5c: turkey. KuiliH.-; ducks 8c. Potatoes
tMiil.ui iwr bbl. Apples fl.Utl.i par hbL
black b. rnes -aH-ft$ l." per liHjt case.
New Yore, 8ep. 17.
Wheat No. - red winter raxh, MVii"'"'"1 -do
riepteuilier. tiPHir-: do October, tB.-;
do November, tHir ' I'orn Not t mixed
caih. 4X4: do Septeniht-r, Hlc; do Octolier.
41h4c; do November, 41c. Outs Dull; No. x
mix d 1 ash, -ti'c: rio do O- tilfier, 5'6o do
November, :.e'.,c: do Dei.i uiiier. 2t4c. Kje
Dull. Unrlev- Noinin il. I'ork-1 lull: mess,
f l:.2Vi;.Tr. for nspecte I. Lard-Quiet. -Vu-temlier,
Jti. tl; October, S'il; November.
Live Stock: 'at tie -No trading in beeves.
dre-ed beef, quiet aud nucha ired: lmtive
sides. fiMoTc rt;T.-xa-s and Colorado do, 4Hi$
5tc. Slutp and Ltmbs Slow trade at firmer
nri. es; bee, . f-I.UUi ,J5 y 1ii ths; lambs. SAW)
W7.IW. Hogs Knir trading, live hogs, f4.-iO,4
4.75 V 1" -N choice pigs, $ .25 fancy do, $-V5U.
Hay Upland prairie. tfl.OO
HAy Tunotnjr new $a7.00.
Hay Wild, S6.U03j6.uo.
Oats New, TsOoQAlc; Ola, 85c,
Ooal NoftUetheid .0n
Cord Wood-Oak, 4.K; Hickory, ta.
(100 Kaward (100-
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be pleased to learn that there is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able cure in all ita stages, and that
is catarrh. Ball's Catarrh Cure is tbe
only positive cure now known to tbe
medical fraternity. Catarrh being a
constitutional disease, requires a consti
tutional treatment. Mall's Catarrh Cure
ia taken internally, acting directly upon
tbe blood and mucus surfaces of the sys
tem, thereby destroying the foundation
of the disease, and giving the patient
strength, by building up the constitution
and assisting nature ia doing iu work.
Tbe proprietors bave so much faith lo ita
curative powers, that they offer one hun
dred dollars for any case that it fails to
cure. Bend for list of testimonials. Ad
dree. F. J. Chzkbt & Co, Toledo, O.
Bold by druggists, 75&
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