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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHW W. POTTER.
TaCRIDAT. BlPTKMBEH 19. 1889.
Mr. Nktoxk, the great London baker,
Wit offered and refused 1 4 000.000 for
bit business shortlv before bit death. In
arlj life be filled and bad hie accounts
tlld by the bankruptcy court. Later
when bia second veniure bad mad him
rlcb. be paid all bia old creditors the bal
ance of their claims in full, with interact.
TnRRB ia aoroe hope for Oregon going
democratic. Ia one locality the flamee
surrounded the echoolhouae for two
week a, and the Inhabitanta at once put up
a tent in a aafe spot, and kept the school
going all the same. A people so per
latent ia seeking education will ulli
mately learn the fallacies, sophisms and
injuatlce of the present excesilve proteo
"A Pretty H Hkawlaf "
St. l-oulu Hrpuhllr.
An Associated Press dispatch from
Providence. It. I., announces that "the
report of the committee of creditors of
the Phuni Woolen company, whose
mills are at East Greenwich. gives a pretty
bad showing. Ita liabilities are S(I0.(MM)
and assets 4iS.81B An offer of 25
rents on the dollar ia recommended bv
the committee for acceptance." -
Tbla la, indeed, "a prc;t bad show
ingM for an institntio- M benefit which
the people of te United States are taied
P to P-i i'ier cent, of the valuo of the
Woolen goods used by them, bit, bad as
it is, it ia not the worst by any means.
Mr. Harrison's election to the presidency
would. It was promised, inaugurate an
era of great prosperity and bigU wages.
Some idea of the real consequences may
be gained from the system in this single
industry since his election, viz:
November 6. 15W3-Election of Benja
min Harrison to the presidency on the
theory that high taxes create wealth and
January 9 Strike of employee of Hig
gina' New York carpel factory against
March 1 Failure of II. A. Gould, of
Boston, dye stuffs for woolen manufac
turing. March a. Asipnment made by the
Glendale woolen mills. Glendale, Mass.
April 1 Assignment of the Consho
bocken (Pa ) Worsted company.
May IS Failure of the Almv Manu
facturing company, employing 400 hands
in the manufacture of lady's cloth In the
July 16 Versailles Woolen company
July 2.p Failure of the Penis woolen
mills. Chester) IV
August fi Attachment of the River
side and (Nwego worsted mills, employ
ing over 1.000 hands.
August 7 Failure of Brown. Stese Jt
Clark, wool dealera, Boston.
August 8 Failure of the Bohlman hat
manufactory, Keadlng. Pa.
August 8 S. utting down of the Enen
Sntron woolen mills at North Andover,
August tt Suspension of Scheppcr
Brothers' woolen mill at Philadelphia,
throwing nearly fO0 persons out of em
ployment. August M Hutchinson. Ogrten fc Co.,
worsted yarn spinners of Manayunk, Pa.,
August 8 The Pioneer woolen factory
of Ban Francisco offered for sale.
Augusts George W. Ilollis, president
of the Mollis Dressed Beef and Wool
company, makes an assignment.
August 15 David Crowther A Son,
wooiea mills, Gerroantown, Pa., make an
August 20 Assignment of the Phoenix
Woolen company of East Greenwich,
August 21 Assignment of the Thorn
ton Worsted company of New England.
If President Harrison is keeping a
complete diary of the results of bis high
tariff policy, It will show at least all of
this In the woollen business. There may
be other failures in the business which
have escaped our notice, but this gives
evidence enough for a correct opinion in
regard to the effects of biih taxea on
The woollen business is the victim of
the 'Mutual Rapine" device of republi
canism. As the people are taxed for the
benefit of the manufacturers, the manu
facturers am taxed for the benefit of re
publican sheep in Ohio. These latter
taxes are closing the mills. It is true
that the republican party by law author
izes the manufacturers to collect from the
consumer (Aral) a tax for protection of
finished goods; (second) a tax for the raw
root; and (third) a tax to compensate
n.n7nrrtT!'r for nonaentincr tr ho
litXfMt lot vim m.H .w. ..v.n
sheep; but there is a point lM-yond which
llie delegated power to collect taxes
adding the tax to price cannok tie utll
ized. The manufacturers collect all they
can. but they cannot sell enough at very
high prices to enable them to recoup
themselves for the taxes imposed on their
raw material. This is why tbey are
closing down and going Into bankruptcy
If Mr. Harrison will only look at it. he
can scarcely help acknowledging that it
is a "pretty bad showing" for his policy
oi maaing evcryuojy ncu ny taxing
Kuntn Anna, C'nL, wiih ehuk-n by an earth-
qimke Aloniliiy ait-'i ihiii.
Front nei'le it npp-iirauci Weilnesdly,
mglitnll over the wi'.i mi l northwest
arly all the l us m-w iw.rti.m of Kuake
ville, '. Y., in-iir It .ciiesi.ir, was burned
Wedmwliiy. Ismr, $ .O.cil I; pirtly insured.
The lniil'iii ilxeki li id tiicir ttsaal busy
asiei-t VVidicslny, n ariy all the strikers
having return-! I. wurk.
Klini r I'lnni, of I'n'n ini, Conn., ia on
trial on n rhnrgn of repented attempts to
ras Iiih III yiii-old diiughtnr.
About a -ctire of bmhlings were destroyed
by lire VKlniMliiy in the town of Heaford,
Ihil., Incliiiliiig the town hall. The loss was
An Ir sl.ni.'in nnineil Afngulre, just arrive-1.
pnrailel tlie streets of New York Wednesday
looking lor a rich nnui to kill. Hn was In
Bine an I was loc-el up.
Col. tie rge KuMiriioy, a wei:nowo
lawyer f Hun Kiniii'iwn, an ex-('onflerate
ollloer, and at one time Httnrney general of
lex, died in that city Ue.lues.lny.
Ir. Iyiuis Mhss, who had scipiired cele
brity in both ucmMphere us a pianist and
rnniposT, din I t his home at Jamaica
Plain, near H' on, Tuesday night, of perl
tonitia, A child numed Ia Ibgdn fell into the
Chi'-ago river Tuesday, an I though she was
rescued she died at the bisipitel Inter, poi
soned, it is believed, uy swallowing some ssT
Mr. F. C. I IIMmry says that while the
Fillsbury nulls at Minneapolis are for sale
If a Urge enough price la offered, the recent
reports of their purchase by a llriliah syndi
cate are all nonsens
A fearful tmgady is reported at Bsatmar,
Hungary. A Jewish family of six persons
were killed with butcheU, and terribly mu
tilated, y unknown persons. The motive
of the crime was roblry.
Sidney I). Water and Peter Dueber,
councilman, and William Gillespie, polios
man, of rixkune Kails, W. T., are ehargei
with the disgraceful crime or stealing a por
tion of the fund auhscribe. for the relief af
that city, which was nearly destroyed by
fir some tune ago.
Frightful Cataclysm ir
nfTEEN THOU? AND LIVES LOST.
Inrw mt Tnu Mwept by a Raft-lac Tor
Vent iit th pMpI Left iNMtd DmiI
tat-rTI Lorn f Pre party Ktlmat4 at
4.000,000 Horn riaoea Wiped Ci.m
pletaly Off tha Faoa of th Karth Tha
Coneanaack Horror Oaldoae A Mooa
lala Ovrwhlaa Villas.
8a Fhahcihoo, 8.-p'. 19. Province Kii,
In tbj soutbwsU-rn rt of Japan, bits bwn
TisiUtl by Ofie of tha greatest disaster in
the history of the country. Probably more
thnn IS.CuO pile bare been killed, several
t wna baring kwn wiped completely off the
face of the earth, and others btve tieen near
ly dein JisheL Tbe catastrophe wa occa
sioned by Amis in tbe weaL.rn part of tlie
provinos an.l by the crumbling of a moun
tain, which buried six villages under a bugs
mars of rocks and earth in tbe eattsrn die;
Like the Cooenaugh I)larar.
Tbe early part of August Wis remarkable
forila rains, an J the 'rapid rise of rivers
soon became alarming. The banks of the
Kinogaw. r('ver stream over 100 miles in
jeth, tiroke near the town of Yokohama
on the Itftb, and a mountain of water like
that wbich swept through the Coneinaugh
valley rushl out upon th t fluids and towns,
wrecking houses, bridges, fences, and tem
ples, and all things in ita path. In this dis-
rtrict 200 bouses were carried away and 5,000
ruined by watnr, leaving S),000 people de
pendent upon local cfiiciftU for food. Lower
sown the em bank men ts of the Hidaka;own
were'ileKtroyed, flooding the cultivate.! fields
rnd sdjaceiit towns. Out of sixty bouses at
Wakanomura but two remains standing,
and mure than fifty people lost tbeir lives.
Onsen o( Villages Flooded.
An oflU-ial of the NiHtiimura district, who
arrived at Wakayama on tbe evening of
A mr. S3, reports that at about 4 p. in. on
the llth an inroad of water took place at
Tanabemaobi,and ina few, momenta tbe floors
of building lu tbe vicinity were covered.
Many bouses in the district were carried
away, and a out sun persona are said to hare
lost their lives. All thevillag within an
extent of ten miles are mora or less suit
merged. In Choraihomura several hundred
bousee were washed away, leaving only
eleven buildings standing. Many persons
are reported to have lost their lives in this
Covered by Rac-lag Waters.
The volume of tbe Ktver Kinokuni, an
adjacent stream, swelled to an extraordinary
extent, tbe rise being in some places as much
as thirteen to eighteen feel above the normal
level. No bridge over th stream coul I
withstand tbe force of tbe fl.L Tbe river
steadily rose from about o o'clock in the
evening until at last, near midnight, it hegnn
to overflow its enihanknienta, and about
four miles from the city of Wakayama its
banks at tbe village of Iwahashi were
w aahed away. ImmediaUtly the village and
Ita whole neighborhood, inelu ling about
forty-eight other hamlets, were covered by
tlie raging Waters. Tbe depth of the flood
is stated to have been from five to Hi teen
Farther Details of Haroe.
The neighborhood of Usaka has also suf
fered very severely. Tbe embankments on tbe
Yodogawn and Inkedapaigawn were broken
at several places on the Slut, and considera
ble damage was cauwd to farmers, while
many houses were swept away or otherwise
injureiL In Hongumura 10 bouse were
washed away and thirty persons were
drowned. In Higashipmurogori and Nxhip
marngori several hundred houses were de
molished and a considerable lom of life ia re
ported. In Hidakagori 3 boute were
Cvrr led away and seventy others were more
or less damaged, while 120 persons lost their
lives and lihy others received more or less
severe injuries. About S.OOtl persons nar
rowly escaped death.
Ro(h F-atlraate oi the Money Loss.
Other villages suffered much by tbe fl mmIs,
and tbe nnmlmr of tbe dead cannot be ac
curately determined; but for the province of
Kii it It will not fall below 10,000. Itloated
bodies and wreckage of all descriptions cover
tbe fields for miles around, an I i will be
months twfore the survivor can proceed
with their work. The loss in money is
roughly estimated at fli.OOO.OOO Relief has
bean sent to tlie ruined district, but inade
quate facilities for collecting and distribut
ing provisions will make the suffering in
tense, and iu the outlying districts many will
die of starvation.
ftingnlar and Terrible Catastrophe,
Tbe same rise which ruined the western
part of tbe province of Kii by flood also
wrought a most siugular and ruinous disas
ter in the eastern section. A newser
published at Os,ika gives a clear account. It
"Mince the ISth inst tlie Iotsugua-Oo dis
trict bas been visited with heavy rains,
and at dawn on tbe li'th it was discovered
that tbe rivers were rising rapidly. People in
tbe neighborhood of Amanogawa, fear
ing an inundation, made preparations for
the emergency. While they were thus ein-
the mountain sinldenlr priimliU.1
Hakamntoinura, and u,a
waters of tlie river.
wbich rose in conse
quence, covered the houses in Tsujidomura,
the people fleeing to a tempi situated on an
elevated piece of groun 1. There, however,
they were not fated to be safe, as Kuijitama,
a high hill, wbich is situated at the back of
the temple, suddenly came down on the vil
lage in an avalanche, burying the entire
town under ground, only h tlf of tbe temple
lee tin; of I'ennsylyanla SI Inert.
WiLkKHRAHKE, Pa., Sept. 1ft The fourth
annual convention of tbe National Trade
District of Miner and Mine Laborers of tbe
United Slates began here yesterday. An
aggregate membership of li'l.OoO is'repressnt
ed. The eight-hour question and a reduc
tion in the charge for powder will be leading
sul'j ls for actiou by the convention. Steps
will i lak n to aid the striking Illinois
Forest Fires la Oregon.
Portland, Ore., Hept 1ft Terrible for
est fires have been raging just west of here,
and are now rapidly approaching the city.
The sutborities have taken all precautions to
prevent disaster. The scenes along tbe Col
umbia river at night are magnificent. Pas
sengers smving here by boat declare that it
was the supreme view of tbeir lives.
Oreat Heott I Mr. Sexton.
London, Sept 1ft Sexton i preparing a
speech which be will doliver before tbe Per
nell commisaiiai when it resumes its session
next month. It Is expected that the speech
will occupy four days In its delivery.
Time a th ltaoe Tracks.
Hrookltn, N. Y., Sept IW The races
at the Oravesend course yesterday were won
by the following hors-s; Philander, 1 mile,
IMHS': Castaway I 1-10 miles. 1;.M; Greg
ory, X mile, 1:1; Cortex, miles,
2M; Civil Service, mile, l:U'j(; Eolo,
Chicago, Kept 1ft The winning horses at
tbe West Hide course yesterday were: ltob
by Reach, 4X furlongs, OM; Contempt,
mile, l:lfl; Spalding, 1 1-Hi miles, 1:411;
Cashier, 1 mile, 1:44' j Tom Htevens,
Tws Mea Killed at a Crossing.
CniCAOO, Sept IU. Frank Hansann, of
Avondale, I1L, and a companion, name un
known, were instantly killed about 9 o'clock
last night at the Belmont avenue crossing of
tbe Northwestern road in Gross Park. Tbey
were driving west in sulky, aod for some
reason failed to see the south-bound passen
ger train. Tbeir horse was squarely on the
track when tbe train struck thorn. Th
bars was instantly killed, tbe sulky smashed
and tbe bodies of the men hurled at
100 feet from tbe crossing.
THE ODD FELLOWS' PARA3E.
treaty Theasaad la Ust As iteeldeat
Gra4 Sir Cadarweed.
Colcmbcb, O., S.pfc. 1ft Tbi grand
parade of tbe L Q O. P. and Patriar&s MUi-
tant yesterday afternoon was two a id a half
ours In passing, and the number of man in
line exceeded 20,003, being divided I lto three
divisions with a large military area r, among
whom were the Montgomery, Ala., Greys;
the Loyal Legion (2 O) LouixT He, and
Toledo Cadets. It wss tbe grandest demon
tratlon In numbers and eclat this or iar ever
bad in America.
Am Aeeldeat to the Grand Sire.
The only eveot to mar the day occurred
about noon, when Graud Sire John C
Underwood met with a very pali ful aoci-
dent, and only escaped death by a miracle.
ana nis srarx were ndingalong tlie street,
wlien the general's horse slipped and fell
He fell under bis horse, and while In this
position another horse riddon by a member
of his staff struck him about the bad with
its fast. At first it was supposed bis injuries
were fatal, but though severely hurt be
persisted In taking part in the pa -ade and
last night was apparently all right. -
Festivities at Night.
Iast night a military reception v as given
the general in the senate cbambr, after
which the ceremonies of "Decor ition of
Cnivalry" took place at City ball, followed
by a grand ball in honor of Grand Sire Un
derwood and the Sovereign Grand Islge.
Th Daughter of Rebekah.
Tbe Daughter of Rebekah y eater lay per
fected a national permanent organization.
The following oflicers were chnn: Presi
dent, Mrs. M. E. Ilea, of Missouri; vice
president, Louisa B. Hull, of Indiana; sec
retary, Julia A Burrou;hs, of Massachu
setts; treasurer, Mrs. C. A. Reed, of Ken
tucky; warden, Mrs. M. L Fifcr, of Mon
tana; conductor, Nellie Anton, of Ohio;
guardians, Miss Ernie Page, Washington
City, and Mrs. Elisabeth Mery, cf Mich
RAY HAMILTON'S WIFE.
The Woman Who Stabbed Nurse Donnelly
on Trial The Testimony.
Mat's Lanoino, N. J., Se,t. 19. Tlie
trial of Mrs. Hamilton for stabbii g Nurse
Donnelly was commenced yesterday and the
nurse was tbe first witnea, Her twtimony
did not differ materially from that already
printed. She said that Mrs. Hamilton called
ber a foul name; that a tussle took place and
that during the same Hn. Hamilton stabbed
Hamilton was the next witness, a id swors
that tbe nurse was very abusive anil aggres
sive toward "the defendant." He did not
call her his wif once during his tettiuiony.
"The dufendaut" had showed him bruise
and scratches inflicted upon her by the
Mrs. Hamilton swore that the nnrw threw
her upon tbe bed and placed her km on her
stomach and while in tbis position the (Mrs.
Hamilton) had used the knife in self defense.
She was married to Hamilton last ) anuary.
She refused to testify as to the paternity of
tbe baby or as to whether she had been mar
ried before. This ended tbe test I irony and
the arguments were begun before ourt ad
journed f jt the day.
THE LEO WENT DOWN
Bodies of Two of Her Tassenger Fonad
Floating In the Lake.
Cleveland, U., Sept. IU. Thnt the steam
yacht Leo was lost and bar niue p wteogers
drowned is now certain. The bodie of L D.
Itaa-randT. P. Hitter were found float
lug in the lake yesterday. Tbe other seven
bodies have not yet been picked up, al
though the life-saving crews searcied for
them all day.
The Base Ball Keeord.
Chicaoo, Sept. !. All the base ball ag
gregations got in a full day's work yester
day, a couple of them playing two games.
Tbe League scores were: At Chicago Chi
cago A, Indianapolis 10; at Pittshur g (first
game) Pittsburg u, Cleveland 5; (second
gnro.-) Pittsburg 4, Cleveland 2; at Wash
ington City (first game) Washirgton 4,
New York 7 ten innings; (iecoi d game)
Wasbincton 4. New York 10 six innings,
too cold; at Boston Huston Phil
adelphia 1 seven innings, d irkness.
American amocintiiai: At Philadelphia
Athletic 11, tirooklyn 11 seven innings,
darkness; at Louisville Louisville S, Cin
cinnati 4 ten innings; at Columbus Co
lumbus 5, Baltimore 1; at Kansas City-
Kansas City 3, St. Louis 7
Weat-rn league: At Milwaukee Milwau
kee II, St. Jue-'ph A; at lies Moines Do
Moines 13, Denver 6; at St Paul St. Paul
0, Sioux City H; at Minneapolis M nueapo-
lis lfi, Omaba 1.
Preferred Rat-Uoles lo flunks.
P.irrALO. N. Y., (Sept. ID Marti l Free.
man, a miserly farmer of Napoli, d s not
place bis faith in banks, but bides bis wealth
in chimneys, old stove and rat-holes. Tues
day night two men entered his house walked
up-tairand soon went out. Investigation
showed that tbe robliers bad ransacked all
the rat-boles and biding places tbev could
discover and carried off l,IIO0, niistly in
gold. They overlooked 1 1,500 hid Jen in
THE IVES-STAYNER TRIAL.
Close of the Froaeeution A Motion to Ae-
New York, Sept 1ft The prosecution
clused tlieir case against Irfts and -itayner
"-- ' " "lamination of a few
witoeane wbo tantinl to notuui
moment The announcement that tl e pros
ecution was through was a surprise to the
defense, and a short confersnc was held,
after which Lawyer Brooke moved that the
jury be instructed to acquit the defendants.
In making this motion Mr. Brooke argued
tbat the unsupported evidence of W todruff.
who was a self-confessed accomplice in the
crime charge could not under the law lie
considered by tbe Jury; and, furthermore,
tbat tbe alleged fraudulent issue of stock
bad not lieen made witbir the
jurisdiction of this court, the signing
and sealing of the same having been done in
Brooklyn, in the jurisdiction of tbe courts
of Kings county. Mr. Brooke also argued
that the indictment of Ives as an officer of
the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Diyton com
pany was defective, as the officers of tbe
company could act as such only wi bin the
state of Ohio, from which state the Company
had received its corporate rights. There
fore, any action of the officers in the state of
New York could only tie taken as a ;ents of
tbe company, not as officers.
Recorder Smyth denied th motion to ac
quit Ives and said tbat be would let.ve the
case to the jury. Mr. Brook noted an ex
ception to this decision. Tbe court taen ad
journed for the day.
REPORTS IN THE CRONIN CASE.
L Caron's Panghter'a Latter Four Jnrr
Chicago, Sept lft It is report! that
Miss Ls Curon, tbe daughter of the Knglish
spy, has written letters to a young man in
this city in which she declares that the real
murderers of Dr. Cronin have notyjt been
caught, and intimates that one Burli igame,
an English druggist, who left tbis city
shortly after the murder, is implicated. The
report seems to be well authenticate, and
Lawyer Forrest refused to deny it truth,
and would not talk about it On tb other
hand it is stated tbat the prosecuti n will
put Ls Caron himself on the stand.
Later. Tbe young man who rceived
letters from Mias Le Caron has been found
and says tbe above story is a lie out oi' whole
cloth, except as to him receiving letters.
Not a word about the Cronin case, however,
is in any of them. The morning papers
charge that the whole thing is a ds-ioe of
the defense to divert suspicion from their
Four jurors have finally been secured to
pass judgment on the fly men now n trial
for the murder of Dr. Cronin. Ther .took
the formal oath at 8:4 o'clock yesterday
afternoon, and ten minutes later w ere es
corted from the jury -box into Judfe Mo
CooimU's private room, where tbey v ill be
kept under tbe surveillance of a bailif ' until
tbeir colleagues shall hare bmn found. Tbe
names of tbe jurors are John Culver, I liarles
Hicks, James Pearson and Frank Ha L All
four are American.
The State Convention' Held at
BOIES HOMIVATED FOB GOVERNOB.
Keyaot of th Campalca Straek by Rich
ards, ol Muscatle Oraver Cleveland'
aal Tariff Reform High License a a
Solution of tb Liquor Problem Call
for a Meeting f Virginia Colored Men
Sioux Citt, la.. Sept 19. The Demo
cratic state convention held here yesterday
nominated the following tioket: Governor,
Horace Boies, of Black hawk county; lieu
tenant governor, a L. Bestow; supreme
judge, William Brannan; superintendent of
publlo instruction, Thomas Irish; railway
comnvBsioner, David Morgan.
A Democratic Keynote.
Previous to the nominations speeches were
made by Mr. Richman, a young orator of
Muscatine, and Judge Kiune. The former
was warmly received when he arose and
"I desire to present to the convention this
sentiment: The national Democratic party,
triumphant in ISM on a platform of tariff
re Auction and under tbe leadership of Grover
Cleveland. Tbe fact is becoming every day
clearer that upon this question of the tariff
the people of the United States are at last
awake. Tbe presidential campaign just ovei
baa boen worth to the Democracy all it cost
Nominal defeat has been real victory. We
hve lost the present, hut we have gained
the future in its steaii On this question of
tbe tariff this question of unnecessary tax
ation the intelligence of the country is with
the Democratic inrty. We have a recruit
ing station in every school in tbe land and
able leaders in nearly every economic speak
er and writer. I have need but to men
tion the name of James Russell Lowell, of
Hugh McCulloch, of Garrison and of
the son of Love joy. Even now, before the
Harrison administration bas held office a
single year, the emptiness and utter falsity
or "protectionism are being demonstrated.
Reckless as is the declaration of tbe last na
tional Republican platform concerning tbe
tariff, tbat of tbe last Republican platform
o! this state is even more so. Tbat declara'
tion is tbat a tariff protects the farmer.
by, every schoolboy knows that the
American farmer meets no foreign competi
tion in tbe American market, and that con
sequently to talk of protecting bim against
foreign com e tit ion here is siieer absurdity.
Shall this insult to tbe common sense of the
farmers of Iowa go unrebuked at the poll si
I trust not
At the mention of Cleveland's name tbe
convention aroee eu masse and cheered
The Iteclaratloa of Frlnelnlos.
Tbe report of tbe committee on resolutions
was unanimously adopted. It indorses tbe
platform of tbe St Louis national conven
tion; oppose high tariff taxation; favors
the Australian ballot system; approves tlie
doctrine of state and national control of
railroads; arraigns the Republican party
for changing the pharmacy laws of tbe
state, and, while demanding liberal pensions
for all infirm and honorably discharged
soldiers, denounces the decision tbat tbe
dishonorable discharge of a soldier from the
service of the Uuited States is no tutr to a
The Temperance I'lank.
The temperance plank in the platform is
as follows: "That in the interest of true
temperance we aemana tne passage of a
carefully guarded license tax law, which
shall provide for the issuance of licensee in
towns, township and municipalities of the
state by vote of the people of such corpora
tions, and which shall provide that for each
license an aiinuaWtax of t'J0 shall be paid
into the county treasury ; ani such further
tax as the town, township or municipal cor
poration shall prescribe, the proceeds there
of to go to tbe use of such municipalities."
Resolutions on the death of S. S. Cox
were introduced and adopted by a rising
vote, aiter which the conventual adjourned.
The Candidate for Governor.
Horac Boies, the nominee for governor.
is a native of New York state. He was born
in Erie county, near Buffalo, sixty-one years
ao. In ls-,7 Mr. Boies removed to Water
loo and has been engag xl in the practice of
law there ever since. He is senior member
of the firm of Boies, Husted 6t Boies, and
stands very high among tbe attorneys
throughout the state. He is also largely in
forested in agriculture, having nearly 4.000
acres of land iu Grundy and Palo Alto
Tbe Democratic state central committee
last night orgauizd by the election of J. J.
Dunn, of Dubuque aa chairman; Thomas
H. Lee, of Red Oak, as secretary, and Sam
Colin, of Muscatine, as treasurer. A resolu
tion instructing the chairman to open bead-
quarters at Des Moines was adopted
Call for a Meeting of Negroes.
Wasiunoton ClTT, Sept !ft Thomas A.
J. demons, editor of Tbe National Times,
an organ of the colored people here and in
Alexandria, Ya., bas issued a call for a con
vention of tbe independent colored citizens
of irglnia to be held at Alexandria O 't L
Tbe call declares tbe conn1 1 tion of the colored
people in the state of Virginia politically.
industrially and socially to tie very unsat
iafactory It ia signed ly a committee of
tbat at least seventy delegate will be in at
DVBVQi K, Ia., Sept lft A state Anti-
Prohibition a-s iciutlon has just ben organ
ised by certain Republicans. Oipt EIli
worm, wno nas iten working lor years in
Wisconsin in the interest of anti-prohibition.
Is the prime mover, aided by R. V. Blanch
ard, editor of The Dubuque Ledger. All
members of the league will be pledged to
support no candidate wbo do not favor re
peal of tbe prohibition law, and the enact
ment of a rigid high license measure.
Educational Qualification for Voter.
Chkyennk, Wy. T., Sept lft A provis
ion stipulating tbat every voter shall be able
to read the document framed by tbe consti
iiiunnni convention now in session was
adopted by tbat body yesterday. The appor
tionment chapter was the subject of much
argument A suggestion that each county
have one state senator only was voted
Fir at Clinton, Iowa.
Cliwton, Ia, Sept lft At 4 o'clock
yesterday morning lire broke out in tbe
blacksmith shop of McDowell & Ox's car
riage factory, and oon all was in ashes.
T L. 1 :li . .
u Buuuing wr irams ana me loss on
them will probably be covered by insurance
of fU.COO Tbe s ock oxisumei was valued
at f-W.oOO with but tO.SOO insurance. Two
other buildings were bume.l with l,f )0 loss
and 9t0J inaurauco.
Murder by Clang or Kegroes.
Jackho!vill, Fla., Sept lft A specie
from Jospor says that on TutMday night
three negro gamblers entered a camping
car near there where a gang of railway
construction men were sleeping, woke the
men up and demanded a game of poker.
This being declined aa against tbe company's
orders, the negroes began to prove. ke a row.
Tbey filially left the ear and opened lire
upon it with rifl is and revolvers. Sidney
Thomas, one of tbe railroad men was killed,
and three other men seriously injured, one
probably fatally. Bill Oates, oue of the
negroes, is under arrest
Tbe Huottish Kile Masons.
Kew York, Sept lft The supreme coun
cil of tbe Scottish Rite l asons resumed its
session yesterday. Ex Judge Palmer of
Wisconsin, grand commander, presided in
tbe "Grand East" Reports were read re
lating to matters concerning tbe order, and
Graud Master Currier, of New Hampshire,
was elected to the thirty-third degree to fill
the vacancy caused by tbe death of Aaron
King, or New Hampshire. A musical enter
tainment and banquet were given in tbe
Report of the Commissioner of
E1P1D GBOWTH OF TEE SYSTEM.
It Outstrips tb Increase of Population
Remark oa tb Situation la the Soath
era State Hop for tb Arid Lands
An Improvement ta Farming Conditions
Noted The Pension Barean Still With
out a Head Capital Notes.
Washington Citt, Sept lft The annual
report of N. H. R. Dawson, commissioner of
education, bas been submitted to the secre
tary of tbe interior. From an analysis of
the statistics of public schools for the decade
1S76-T7 to 1886-U7 it appears, says the re
port, tbat the growth of the system out
stripped during that period the growth of
population, the excess of enrollment over the
increase in population 8 to 14 years of age
being 1.6 per cent Tbis gain is attributed
to the progress of the public schools in the
two southern sections, and more especially
in tbe south central division. "Utre the in
crease or enrollment, says the report.
"shows an excess over the increase of popu
lation probably never before paralleled in a
country ho long settled." Since 18'!6-,77 tbe
increase of enrollment in the public schools
of the south has been o3 per ceot
Systems In the Southern Mates.
"The sentiment in favor of free schools,
supported by public funds," says the com
missioner, "is becoming each year more
universally prevalent Tbe public school
systems of tbe southern states have been
undergoing an unprecedented development
under laws adapted in each case to local cir
cumstances, and are now practically all es
tablished on a permanent basis. Colored
children are apportioned an equal share of
the school funds (except in the case of Dela
ware), and their schools are kept open as
long and under as well paid teachers as those
of tbe white children.
The Whites Provide the Funds. 1
"Tlie funds for the supKrt of these schools
are furnished mainly by tbe white inhabi
tants; and, after making due allowance for
all the sums that have been furnished for tbe
education of the negroes through private
sources of benovolence and through taxes
raised among themselves, it may still be
said that the children of those once held in
servitude in the south are being educated by
tbe sons of tbeir former masters. "
Separate Schools Neeessary.
Tbe conditions affecting public education
in tbe south, the reort says, makes it neces
sary to maintain two separate school sys
tems. Tbeir population is made up of two
distinct races and colors. In this section the
statistics show that f4 per cent of th white
povulation of school age are enrolled, while
but 53 per cent of the colored population of
school a;e are enrolled. Ia tbe District of
Columbia alone does the colored enrollment,
as compared with tbe white population, ex
ceed tbat of the white enrollment of school
THE WILDERNESS SHALL BLOSSOM.
Statistician Itodge Hakes an K.ncou rag
ing l.eport on Arid I -a ml 4.
Washington Crrv, Sept lft Mr. Dodge,
tbe statistician of the agricultural depart
ment, who bas just returned from a trip to
tbe arid lands, bas preared a statement in
regard to the reclamation of lands in the
arid region, which will appaar in the ISep
tetnber report of the department It shows
how J00 miles of "desert" beyond the fatal
barrier of the 100;h meridian, are being
carved into productive farms without tbe
aid of irrigation.
An Improved Climate.
Ijbdoea not claim an increase of ra n fall,
but a change of climate "The agricultural
Valuea of tbe climate have increased." In
tbe cultivated districts there is more humid
ity of tbe atmosphere and dews unknown
befora Among the new sources of prosper
ity is the key to "rain-lwll" farming, vis:
deep plowing, subsoiling and frequent culti
vation, proosses the very reverse of those
practiced by the pioneer farmer.
Irrigation problems are touched upon, and
the feasibility and inexpsnsiveness of catcb-
tsisins, to save the wat of surface drainage
throughout tbe plains, is asnerted. Tbe poe
sibility ia shown of using, to a limited ex
tent, irrigation waters a second tiiuo.
I nrle Sam Will llulld Them.
Washington Citt, Sept lft Secretary
Tracy made a decision yesterday afternoon
that will have an imHrtant bearing on the
future building of war vessels for the United
States navy, lie decided to have the to
3,000-tou steel cruisers provided for by tbe
the last congress constructed at tbe New
York and Norfolk navy yards. Wlien bids
for tbe two vessels were opened at tbe navy
department last month, all the bids offered
exceeded by Inrge amounts the congressional
appropriations. Tbe navy department found
itself in sometlung of a dilemma. It could
not accept the bids, and it could not afford
to wait until congress could take action. So
tbe secretary concluded to build them at
The Tension i'nnimisslonershlp.
Washington Citt, Sept lft A dispatch
from Deer Park, quoting a friend of tbe
prestdeiit as saying that Ma j. William War
ner may yet accept the position of commis
sioner of pensions, gains no credit here.
MaJ. Warner tol I the president tbat bis rea-
tain business engagements which he flt in
honor bound to nlL He recntipnenied the
appointment of Moj. George S. Merrill, of
Of Interest to Designers.
Washington Citt, Sept lft Postmaster
General Waiminaker has invited la-oposals
from artists, designers and others for im
proved designs ol iKxlal cards. The de
signs should lie according to tbe artist's idea
of fitness, aud bidders cau submit one or
more designs as they see fit
A New York Hnnker Assigns.
KV York, Sept 1H Louis Strauss,
banker, 1-i William street, bas individually
nssiguel. He is senior partner of Louis
Strauss & Co., New York, Boston, and Phil
adelphia. Tbe amount of bia individual
liabilities and assets cannot lie stated. His
counsel says be is worth t.MIO.IlOO,
A Cholera Casa on Shipboard.
Quebec, Boit lft The steamship Al
berta, which arrived in this port yesterday
Irom Hollo, via mngapord, iauilt at quar
antine a iia-senger sutT -ring from a severe
attack 01 cholera. After bain thoroughly
lumignteo me Aineria was allowed to pro
ceed to Montreal.
The Chicago Not a Hewling Success.
NgwroRT, It L, bept lft The cruisr
Chicago ii.itahed her speed tria's yesterday
and nia-te the lowest speed of any of ber
trials. Tlie record was 14 knots an hour
for 0110 nile. 1 he weather conditions were
good, tb wind li'rlit, and the sea calm.
Ten Passengers Injured.
Wichita, Kan., S..pt lft The 'Frisco
passenger train, east-boun i, was wrecked
near Leon, Butler county, yesterday morn
ing. Two coaches were demolished and ten
(Mt-sMnger were injured. I. N. Dean, of tbis
city, and airs. C Mitchell, of Fort Smith,
Art, suffered most seriously. Tbe latter is
believed to lie dying at Beaumont, to which
place tbe injured passengers were removed.
They Should Slick Toget her.
CHICAGO, Sept lft Tbe glue manufaot-
turers of the United States who have an or
ganisation for mutual protection held tbeir
if tb annual meeting here yesterday. Tbe
business transacted was of a routine nature.
The officers for the coming year will be:
presidant, W. N. Scott, Boatou; secretary,
F. W. Tunnel, Philadelphia.
A California Town in Danger. .
IV AD a, CaL, Sept lft Report from
Forest City state that that town is endan
gered by forest fires. Many f ami lie have
already moved their household furniture
from the town, and tbe mining companies
bav transported their giant powder out of
reach of the flansse.
JjgjpWe are now well into Autumn with its changeable weather aud will soon see the Me?
cury go downwards in the Thermometer, consequently all ought to prepare for it. In
FURNITURE AND CARPETS,
There is no better place to trade than at
LEE- IF. CORDES,
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
TELEPHONE NO. 105S.
A Case That Looks Like Murder.
Chicaoo, Sept lft The liody of an un
known man wasfonnd Tuesduy in a clump o!
bushes near tbe P nbandlj railway bridge
over Calumet river near tbis city. In the
r.gbt band of the corpse was a revolver and
in bis brain n bullet, but of smaller caliber
than the pistol. Two other bullet-holes were
in the bead aud the skull was crushed The
only thing ftund in bis pockets which would
be of any use in identification was the al
dress, "Miss Elitb Kyurs, N.. 58 Sugar
street, Manstield, O." It is tbe opinion of
tbe police tbat the man was murdered. Ouly
SO cents was found in his pockets.
Welsh Preobyterians in Convention.
Wn.kKsBARKE, Pa.. Sopt lft Ministers
from all parte of Penn -vlvania. Ohio. Wis-
rVonsin, New York. Iowa ami. Minnesota are
present here in attomlan -e upon th tenth 10
vention of the Wels Presbyterian cburche
of tbe Uuited States. V.st'rJay altn
noon the sesi n was o:iene I itu public sei
vices. Sermons were preach -d by Ilev.
John A. J'.n s, O-ihk sh. Wis, and R"V.
R'chard Hum tir.-v, of lxm Cre-k, O.
The session will !e continue I for several
Chicago. Sept 18.
Quotations on the beard of trsle to-day
were of fo'lows: Vheat No. 2 September,
opened 77c, closed TTHc: Octolier, opened
77 He, closed TTtfcc; Dec-ember, opened "fc,
lo -ed .9?. t orn No. S September, ojiene
ii-'Mic, closed &tci October, opened Jfc,
closed it-c; May. opened 3 1'lic, closed ;4c.
Oats No. 2 September, opeaed lCVi". closnl
"tc; tirtolwr, opened lfsc, cloned Hsc.;
May, otied closed S!aje. Pork
October, opened 111.00, closed $11.10; Sir
vemher, oiiened $U.a, closed $iC0. January,
oined and cloeed Lard October,
opened aud closed $.V9u.
Live stock The Vnion Stock Yards report
the following range of priors: Hoes Market
opened active, with light grades steady:
other lots 5- higher, light grades. $3.(At
4 7S; rough lacking. $3.7i&a.8i; mixed lots
$XH'3.4.4l: heavy packing and shipping lets.
$.1.141. Cattle Market steady; beeves.
H.OK.tl.; cows. $1.3iiy.!tO; atockar and feed
ers, $i.l d&A'io; Texan steers, $2.1&2.i: west
ern hteers. $.&:4.tii. abeep Market steady;
native muttons, f3.4Uti.W, Texas and west
ern aliet'P. i:Lrka,4.1.V lambs. t4.uirjie.1U.
lroduoe: Butler Fancy Elgin creamery. 22
w t uuw ...... j , iiin w kiuk
7Hc Eggs Strictly fresh, 1010Ho per
dot Poultry Live bens. 7l(tS per lb; roos
ters, he.; turkevs, dkiloc; lacks. 8c, Potatoes
w&$I.OO per bbb Appl-$l.0a(il.!i0.per bhL
Kiw York. Sept 18.
Wheat No. 8 red winter easb, 846'-;
do September, Bio; do Oetobar. WV':
do November. ttc; do December, tw-.
t'orn No. S mixed cash. 41jc; do Oototier.
4!hc; do November, ilc. t5al-rQuiet but
steady; No. S mixed cash, 41fo; 4o October.
:.: do November, 2W-BC Rye pull. barley-Nominal.
Pork Hull; nues, IJ-'.iiiJie.TJV
for insected. Lard taaV ; September
and Octolwr, $C3l; November. JW.17.
Live Stork: Cattle Early sales at full
former prices, but the feeling a trifle weak
iwfore the liniidi; native steers. $3.4(&tl.Bj y
lii ; Texas and rautre settle, $.VlK3,'.a.
Sheep aud Lambs Firm for both ahecp and
lamlw: sheep, $:t..Vi&.VU f 100 ; Unit. $o.un
IU7.I2W- Hogs Steady; live bugs, $4..VMU
t 1UI ft.
Hsy Upland pralne. $.no.
Hjij Timoiny nsw fti 2,7.00.
Oats New, 10eSlc; Old, 2T.
Hot aloes 30c
Dosl Softllo: baid sa.on
Cord Wood Oak, $4.K; Hickory, $-.
To Amend Chapter SO of the
Laws and Ordinances of tlie
City of Rock Island, entitled
ttt U Ordalitd by th City Council of tht City of
Sock ltlaml :
Sscvioa 1. That Chapter 20 of the laws and
ordinance of the city of Kock 1-laiid. entitled
'Katl'oade." bp and hereby amended by inseit
ing after Jiti tbe follow iig:
Oates, guards or other protection. $('. When
ever, on any street croesed bv the trarli or tisckn
of any railroad company or rnmptnies. the city
council-shall deem it necesoary to require sad
railroad company or companies to provide pro
tection sp iini't injury to persons and proH-ny at
sueh crossing bv the erection and maintenance of
gales, guards or other protection, or the count ruc
tion of s viaduct, ssidci v council may, bv re o
lution, so declare and direct that any such rail
road company shall, within a certain time, to be
fixed by the mayor, erect, cnnslrnrt and main
tain a sufficient -afepuard at such croFsing. speci
fying the kind of protection lo be erected, con
structed and maintained as aforesaid, whether it
be a sate, or gates, nr viaduct, or other efficient
protection; and It shall he the duly of the street
commiBS-nner lo serve timn the said railroad com
pany or companies named in said rcaolntion a
certified copy thereof, within thirty dais afterlhe
passage of said resolution, and at the 'same lime
lo notify the said railroad company or coinp mien
in writing of the time fixed by the mayor, within
wbich the protection so ordered shall be con
structed. Penalty. J6b. Whenever any railroad company
or companies shall have been directed by the city
council to ere t, construct and maintain at auy
street crossed by its or their track or tracks, anr
gate or gates, viaduct or other prut-ction as pro
vided in tbe last preceding section, every such
company shall within the time pretcribed by the
mayor, erect, construct and thereafter maintain
the protection specified In eeid resolution, under
the penalty of two hundred dollars for every of
fense, and for each aud every ten days after tbe
expiiation of th time so fixed for the construc
tion of such protection, any such company or com
panies shall refuse or neglect to proceed to the
erection and conrtrnrtion of the kind of protec
tion specified in snch resolution, shall constitute
a new snd distinct offenss.
Construction under fupervt lon of mayor and
tntet commissioner Maintenance. Jftc. Every
sucb gate, guard, viaduct and the approaches
thereto, or other protection, when so order d as
aforesaid, shall be erected and constructed at the
sole cost and expense of said railroad company or
companies, under tbe supervision of the mayor,
tbe street and alley comniitte of the city council
and street conunieioner, and the same shall forever
thereafter be kept and maintained by sucb railroad
company or companies in proper repair and con
dition, at its own cost and expense and without
expense or cost to the city of Kock Island oner
the supervision of tbe street commiaaiooar snd
to bis satisfaction.
Sib. It. f T of said chaptcL-aaj and la hereby
amended to read as follows : e
Penalty. (7, Any railroad corporation, who
shall, of themselves, or any agent or emp'oye,
violate or fail to observe any of tbe foregoing pro
visions of tbis chapter, or any agent or employs
of any railroad corporation or aay other person
wbo shall violate or fall to observe tbe same, shall
for each violation or failure to observe tbe same,
where no other penalty is Imposed, shall be fined
hi a sum not leas than five dollars, nor exceeding
one hundred dollars for each often.
Passed September 16, 18D.
Boaanx Eosaxsa, City Clark.
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wy genuine Dog Skin Driving Glove is just the thing for this change
Husking Gloves. The latest styles in
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Corner Fourth avenue and Twenty-third street. Rock Island.
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