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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1889
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Friday. Skptembeh 20. 1889.
Tns tolls of the pension office con
Ulned on tbe last day of Juno 489,725
pensioners and Is still Increasing. Tbe
figures ere from an official statement just
Thr Pioria Tra$eript remarks that
"if tbe pension cnmmlssionership Is gi?
en to Major Warner tbe state of Missouri
will bare tbe secretary of tbe interior,
commissioner of pensions, deputy com
missioner of pensions and assistant attor
ney general. In fact, the state of Jesse
James strongly democratic under the
present republican administration, like
the Me Mr. Riley of hotel fame, is doing
quite well." Tbe Peoria lltrtdd retorts
by saylnit that perhaps the president In
aspiring to get tbe interior department
back to the tfikieot management which
characterized it under the democratic ad
ministration, thinks the safest plan is to
draw bis material from a democratic
state., hoping that then the department
may draw some inspiration from the ex
ample of eflleient democratic manage
ment. lrenileMt and 4'rpnral.
ft I-iil Rt-puhhe.
The account given by Secretary No
Ms's home organ of the negotiations be
tween Cororl Tanner and the adminis
tration confirm the very general impres
sion that President Harrison bas occu
pied a most humiliating attitude through
out tbe entire affair. Though Mr. No
hie declared some months siuce that be
was in thorough accord with the policy
illustrated by Corporal Tanner, be un
doubtedly became convinced later on by
the evidence of publicly presented facts
that his own reputation for pecuniary
honesty would be seriously endangered
by the corporal's retention. After reach
ing this conclusion he has shown deter
mination and self poise that stands out
in sharp relief against the president's va
cillating weakness. Forced to choose
between Tanner and Noble; realizing
that Noble's resignation would have all
the effect of an appeal to tbe country
against his administration; having every
reason to dread suc'u an appeal, be ac
tually attempted to bribe Tanner to re
lieve liiiu of bis embarrassment by offer
ing him another office, though Mr. No
ble, his own secretary of the Interior,
had assured him of Tanner's complete
untrustworthiness. This is fully devel
oped in our own dispatches, but as re
publican prejudice mav prefer republican
testimony, we cite republicans to the ac
count given by Mr. Noble's home organ.
Those who will examine tbe fft-
ltmorr,U of a few days since, will find
from it that after Mr. Noble bad forced
tbe president into a situation where be
was obliged to art, he called in Senator
IIisciM'k. of New York, and through
bim offered Tanner the bribe of
anoiherolline if be would resign. "At
the same time." says the UMtt-Dtmntral,
"the senator (Hiscock), on behalf of tbe
administration, tendered to Mr. Tanner.
in the event of bis resignation, the mar
haNhip of the eastern district of New
Mr. Tanner laid the offers before bis
wife, and that lady, with a sense of pro
priety the president lacks, "resented it In
the most spirited manner." Having re
reived through her nicer perceptions of
the becoming some idea if the indecencv
of the offered hrilie. and having also re
ceived from Gen. Alger, commander of
the (. A. H., and numerous other Pre
torlans, telegrams advising him against
capitulation. Corporal Tanner, tbe
(Mt-Jtriuunit says, "destroyed the
resignation he bad prepared.
Mr, Noble, however, was determined,
and tbe president was obliged to open
further negotiations with the corporal.
Marshal lUnadalt of tbe District of
Columbia, was sent to offer him "thirty
days' leave of absence with full pay" in
the event of bis accepting the president's
offer, and to tell him that he must make
up bis mind before Monday, the 16th
inst. Mr. Kansdall arranged for the cor
poral to meet the president. The meeting
took place and, as a result, the corporal
concluded that it was letter to be bribed
ml than kicked out. "That Mr. Tanner
will he given another office there is no
doubt," says the UUilm-lttmntrat, "He
will probhbly be given thirty days' leave,
and bv that time bis futuro will be deter
It would be well for the dignity of the
presidency if this statement were incred
ible, but unfortunately It is not. It is
only a few weeks since when Tanner's
private secretary was exposed in conspir
y'tli tin agents' ring, which bas Dud
T"P"","n Hs head Tha nroal
dent acuSlly brtko ". t
partmeni or the interior by givm
bim an office in another department. In
doing so be plainly showed that, though
a man might ie too corrupt and unrelia
ble for Noble, be was not so for Harri
son. In Tanner's case, the only excuse the
president can otler for bis own weak vac
illation and sacrifice of the dignity of tbe
presidency is that Tanner is a man of a
low order of intelligence, who thought it
creditable to give as much publicity as
possible to the fulfillment of the exceed
ingly disgraceful campaign pledge made
Dy Air. Harrison not to be scrupulous in
his pcDsion policy. When Mr. Harrison,
to get the u. A. It. vote, publicly prom
ised that he would not weigh their claims
with an apothecary's scale, Tanner
thought it proper to convince the G. A.
1 .. .....
ii. oy open action that the scruple was
not the wcif'ht used in tbe pension de-
partment. He succeeded fully, but the
president, instead of sustaining him in
acting openly on the campaign pledges
or prolligate extravagance, deserted him
Between the two of them. Tanner is un
doubtedly the more resectable charac
ter. lr ttio tw, the president through
out has shown himself the more of a cor
rr'wlall Hut-fat Fire.
Ksssas I'lTV. Mi., HU JO Kirs last
Olullt lltjIMlr ilH-lmv.-.l tilt) k'unu f !if
ItomifMliiiK mnl It flnintr work at Kansas
t - . ...
1)00. IJuriiiir tlm iiru'i-MM of tl, fin. .1...
EiUinliiirxnr, nil employe, juniim.1 from a
scunti-mry window, and Jo tin iialptwn
jumed from th roof. Iioth sustained fatal
A Matrimonial Hwlnllr i'onvlntcd.
Willi mmpokt, It, Sept 20. Hjmour
IlNclicock, tha ilaadville man who, with bis
wife, coiivfictml a schema to swindle western
farmers by a tempting matrimonial bait,
was ronvkowd bare yesterday afternoon in
the United Htates court of using the mails
to defraud. Mia wife was acquitted.
IVaraen'a Miaalonary Smtlnty.
RiAOiNtt, ra.,Hpt !. A national con
vention of thM Women's Missionary Society
of the Evanicttlical association for tbe United
States, Oerumnr, and Japan convened here
last uiRht, and will remain in session four
day. Home and foreign mission work will
be considered. About 100 delegates are
present from Chicago, Cleveland, and vari
ous oth -r parts of the west, and from Penn
sylvania. A writer in IJlaekwood'i Mugtuint fig
ures that ancient Home had probably 4.
Quebec the Scene of a Terri
FRIGHTFUL W0SK OF A LANDSLIDE.
Twenty-SIs Famlllee Overwhelued by an
Avalaneha ol Ilork and Faith The
Number of Dead Unknown, flat May
Kewoh Fltty Thirteen Corpses Dun- Oat
f tbe TOehrle and 81 teen Wounded
People Beeened 81a II a nil red Feet of
tbe Hill Olvea Way and Burlea the
Vletlma Twenty-Five Feet Deep.
Chicaoo, Rpt 20. Tbe following dis
patohrs were n-celvod bore early this morn
tog: Ql-iBKC, Hcpt. 10 Altont 8 o'clock this
evening people living in tbe neighborhood of
the C'ituilul were startled ou hearing a low,
rumbling sound, aceoniaiiied by a percepti
ble quiver ol the earth. Iloutea wore shaken,
duties rattled and in some oanes people even
had difll.-ulty in maintuiniug their footiug.
Every one ruxtied into the street, and it was
kxtrned that a large portion of Cape Dia
mond, just below the Citadel, had Income
dxtached, and, sliding down the declivity,
hod buried several rettiilenoes and their in
mates under from flfWen to twenty-five feet
of rock, dirt and other wreckage.
At Work on the Ikebrla.
At tbe foot of tbe cliff is a narrow street,
which occupies all the apace bet w en the
eape and the river, and this awm tided with
the d-bris which had crushed out the lives of
at leant twenty-five people. The exact num
ber not yet known, as the enormous inns
of earth and stone had up to midnight shown
hut little diminution, notwithstanding that
a large force of men was at work clearing it
swsj in leas thnu half an hour after the
borrlhle ili-anter tmk place. It is believed,
how. ver, that not lees than twenty-live have
perished. About half a score of bodim have
already been taken out of tbe ruins, and a
number of people terribly crushed, but still
alive, have also I wen rescued.
Neveral Vletlma Taken Out.
Tbe streeti In tbe neighborhood of the spot
are alive with people, and the chief difficulty
the police have to encounter is that of hold
ing back tbe vast crowds, hundreds of whom
have relatives among tbe dead or dying.
Seme of tbe bodies taken out show no evi
dence of being crushed, and the belief is thiit
in these cases tha unfortunate victims of the
terrible catastrophe were simply smothered
to death. Una little girl, the daughter of a
fisherman named Vignaux, wan found pinned
down under a beam unatile to move, but ab
solutely unhurt Khe was the sole surviving
nieiuher of a family of seven, the bodiea of
all the others having been recovered. In the
same building with the Vignnux were three
other families, and it is doubtful if any mem
Ian' of either has eacanad.
A LATER TELEGRAM.
The lNad Fatlmated at Store Than Fifty
Qlkbic, Ke4. "JO. 1 a. m. Very litttn
progress has been niade in recovering bodiea
owing to tbe Uimiidou mass of rock cover
big the ruins. The laxly of a woman named
Mrs. Kerrigan has just been pulled out of
thedebrio. Tons of rook are falling, and it
is feared tbe Whole bowlder forming the
highest point of Quebec will give way.
Nanaea of I lead Iteeoverod.
Up to 11:S0 six bodiea had been taken from
the ruins, Thomas Farrell and two of his
children; alao two children named Jturk-,
and one unknown child. Farrell'a mother-in-law,
Mrs. Allen, and herbiuband are still
in tbe ruins About twenty-Are porson have
been removed from thedebrw very tsully in
jured. Home have broken arms and legs,
others are badly crushed and mutilated. It is
estimated that at least fifty persons are
yet under the ruins. Tbe fire brigade and
polios force are on the ground rendering
valuable at-s.stance. All tho injured were
removed to the Marine and Fisheries depart
ments, where medical nieu and clergymen
looked after tltein.
Crimea of Help from the IebrU.
Tho debris oovers the road in a solid moan
for over l0 feet in length and from 15 to 25
in height. The night is intensely dark and
the electric llghta were rendered uaeless by
tbe landslide. Cries of "Help," "Help," ore
beard from tetwath the debris, but none can
An Ill-Fated Locality.
In May, 1M1, a similar landslide kt nrred
which destroyed several buildings and killed
thirty-two people. From present in lira
lions it is feared the loss of life by to-night's
lautbili le will be equally as greut. In 1HV:
another slide caused thodi-utb of several ir
sons aboat half a mile from the scene of tha
Thirteen Corpses Recovered.
Later. Thirteen dead and sixteen badly
injured have bn taken out so far. It will
take several days to recover alL The dam
age will exceed 100,001). The Knyal s.hool
with a large force of cavalry are coming to
aid in rescuing tbe injured. Bix hundred
men are now at work. The blood and dust
make a sickening spectacle.
A Nurvlvnr's Htory.
pieduTe hoiTa. wmcnwero'eliS Z
story giveu l.y a survivor is that he was
standing in bis door when tbe landslide oc
curred, and that as soon as he saw the huge
bowlders and irnism of rock bounding down
the steep incline he rushed up the street only
iu Hum to escape being crushed to
death. The houses struck wera all three or
four stories high, and gave way lefore tbe
avalanche like pastolMkard. Home of them
caught rlrrf. Tins added to the terror and
general confusion, and for awhile it ap-eai-e.l
as if those who escaped deuth by the
weight of stun.) and timbers would be cre
mated. The timi-ly arrival i.f the fire bri
gade soo i dispelled this fear, and the way
was clenr for tho eager bystanders to hegiu
their work of rescuing those imbedded in the
SENT DOWN FOR TWO YEARS.
Hay Hamilton's Wife Will fcnand a t'nupU
of Years In the "I'eo."
Mats LANOinu, N. J., fcstpt 20. Tbe
Hamilton cas.-, which hus kept this sleepy
little bamlet up to the highest pitch of ex
citement for tne past two ilnys, was brought
to a conclusion yesterday by the conviction
and eentviici of the prisoner. When tbe
court adj turned the morning so-a!on at 11:30,
after the lawyers were through, it wss gen
erally believed that the jury would bring in
a verdict of acquittal or there would be a
disagreement, but whan Judge Kl deliv
ered bis charge to tbe Jury, wbiuh was de
cidedly against tbe prisoner, it was plain to
be Been that it had ita !... Tho ...
placed iu charge of the sheriff and retired.
AtH o'clock just one hour after going out
in.y n leu into the oourt-room again.
Found Oallty and Sautaneod.
Tbe ludlft ordurerl tha nplwiMii l.an.. .!.
into court. Hue was dreaaed in a naat rink
suit and dark bat, and was nervously pulling
on a pair or gloves when sbe came In. 8 be
looked Dale and carawnro After hcln..
stated, tbe clerk naked the jury if they bad
arrivea at a aecisnm. immediately every
thing was quiet, ami Foreman Reeves re
plied: "We have. We find tbe prisoner
guilty as indicted."
Mrs. Hamilton was whispering to ber
counsel at tbe time, aud as she heard tbe
Toruici announced, suirtea and gasped, but
in a second recovered haranlf ami .....
other sign of emotion. The jury was polled,
ano eacn answered -uuilty" as bis name was
Judire Raed waitad a f. m..!. 1 9
to srive tbe nrieouar'a counsel tin... -
motion for a new trial, but no such motion
beimr made the iudira in a UmrA ni.
" m 1-? hw. u .
said: "Evangeline Hamilton, stand np," and
tbereuooo sentenced the nrumur in two
years in the penitentiary.
An attempt to Interview tbe nrisnnar
shut off by tbe sheriff, wo said at tbe start
that be would not have her int artlMi1 .ml
has kept his word.
YOUNG NAPOLEON'S DEF ENSE.
Bs-s3ovemor Hoaatly and Hie P trtaer Are
Pretty Good Wltaeasea fo Ivea.
New York. Sept. SO. The trid of Ives
and Btayner was sesumed yeeta -day morn
ing Mr. Brooke, of counsel for -be dafenas,
opening and occupying the more big with a
speech in which he bandied WocdraS very
severely. Thi first witness called for th de
fense was EJgar M. Johnson, t -Go ver nor
Hoadly's law partner. He detailed tbe liti
gation in Ohio, which bad resdtedintbe
dissolution of the Jewett trust, by which
action Ives gained control of the road. Wit
ness had, as counsel for tbe company, said
toHbort, who bad been made aaistant sec
retary and treasurer, that then, was noth
ing wrong in his having signed some stock
certificates ahead. Witness bad never
known Ives to do anything in moral, im
proper or illegal during bis entire connec
tion with hi in. He bad known Ives to do
things which evinced rather boyish judg
ment, but nothing else.
Hoadly Contradicts Short.
Ex-Oovernor Hoadly was th next wit
ness. He testified that fihort bud told bim
that be bad signed a number of stock certifi
cates ahead and bad aaked witness if it was
necessary for him (Short) to des-.roy or mu
tilate them. Witnees told him tt at that was
not necessary. Witness denies, however,
the statement made by Short that he (tbe
witnees) had ad viae 1 Short to etg i the certfi
cates ahead, and said that Short had never
asked his advice on this subject This was
indirect contradiction of Short's evidence,
and caused a sensation in court
The Increase of Stock Loga!.
Mr. Johnson was recalled and testified that
tbe corporate seal was not essential to the
validity of any document in tie state of
Ohio, aud that tbe increase of tbe common
stock of tbe Cincinnnti, Hamilton and Day
ton company was made in strict accH dunce
with tbe statutory requirements jf Ohio.
Another Point for the Ilelense.
Ah Chow, formerly butler al Mr. Stay
ter's llroiiklyn residHnoe, and Alexander
Vestal, Stay iter's coarhnmn, both testified
I tint neither Ives nor Htayner vere at tbe
Brooklyn house on tbe morniug of June 21,
when the alleged fraudulent certificates,
according lo Woodruff's evhience, were
signed. The sister of Stayner and his son
also swore Unit Stayner aud Ives were not
iu Itrooklyn at that time.
That Alleged Forget y.
Upon cross-examination of thew witnesses,
however. Col Fellows brought jut tbe fact
that on the evening m January last, when
the Meyer initials are said to have been
forged to tbe syndicate agree nent, tioth
Ives and Woodruff bad called lit the Stay
ner residence. Tbe witnesses sined to rec
ollect tbe circumstances from tl e fact that
Woodruffs presence wns exceedingly ob
noxious to Mr. Stayner.
Ab ( bow, the Chinese but er, created
much merriment in the court-rcomby say
ing that be had beard a good ceal of talk
about the "Humllton, Dayton and King Sing"
railroad coniany. Court at this point ad
journed for the day.
RIOT ON A GUANO ISLAND.
A Number or Amertran Killed on an
Island Owned by Hen Butler.
Wasiiixutow City, Sept 31. A cable
di.saitcli was received at tbe state depart
ment yesterday from Consul All n at Kings
ten, Jamaica, stating that a riot hail oc
curred at Kavasa-t, in which s number of
Americans were killed. At tbe request of
the consul a British warship loft Jamaica
immediately for the scene of tin difficulty.
The d.apatch contained no particular. The
state department immediately Informed Sec
retory Tracy of the occurrenc , und the lat
ter cabled to St Nicholns Mole. Hayti, the
cable terminus, for the United Suites steam
ship Galena, which is cruising in those
waters, to repair immediately to Navaasa.
Admiral (iherardi is on the Catena. IS'a
vassa Is a guauo Island owned b" Uen. B. F.
Butler and an American company. It is
about l,U miles from Kingston Though
under no particular jurisdiction it is bxiked
upon as being under the protet tion of the
United States, and is inhabited chit-fly by
Report of the Land t'omiu s-ioiier.
Washington City, Hipt UJ.- The annual
report of the acting commissioner of tha gen
eral land office, William SI. Sto ie, bos been
submitted to the secretary of the interior.
It says that the work is considerably behind
on account of business left over trom former
administrations; criticizes the nasertion of
Commissioner Sparks that 100 tier cent ct
tbe filings are fraudulent as a charge having
no foundation in fact, and says that, pateuts
were issued during the year fo- li,791,llU
acres of land. It also says that land is be
ing claimed by states as swamp lands that is
really agricultural, the amount erroneously
patented to the states aggregat ng millions
of acres. The report recoiumemla the reaal
of all laws relating to public tinber and tbe
enactment of a general law, p ain, concise
aud unmistakable in meaning.
A Con pie of 1'enslnn ItecUionv
Washington City, Sept ao Assistant
Secretary Bussey has reversed "ie action of
the peusiou office in rejecting i be applica
tion for pension of R 11 Diets, late a cor
poral in Company O, Thirtieth New Jersey
volunteers. The principle esttblished by
the decision is that when a soldier is disabled
and no other cause than service in tbe army
can be ascribed, the benefit of the doubt
must lie given to the soldier. Mr. Bussey
rejected a claim made by Dr. Vary Walker
in behalf of ber brother, A. H. Walker, who
si slightly "off his base." The ground oftbe
rejection is that Walker Is no more eccentric
Twenty-Two Vessels Wrecked.
Washinoton City, Sept '.- The surgeon
in charge of the marine bospittl at Lewes,
DeL, writes that there are t wet ty -two ves
sels wrecked or stranded on tbe coast in that
neighborhood, and lalairmg m.n of every
trade and calling are reaping harvest in
wrecking these vessels.
Too Iselul to Dispense With.
Washington City, Sept 20. E. L. Jor
dan bos been appointed aasistint superin
tendent of the bureau of engraving and
printing. lie bas been in the bureau for
thirteen years, and was instrun ental in per
suading congress to discontinue tho use of
steam presses there.
Hecretary II al ford Getting Around.
Washinoton Cmr, Sept 20. Private
Secretary Hulford. accompanied fsy Mrsi
Hatford and Miss Minnie Wannmaker, left
Washington City at 1 1:20 yesterday morning
on tbe Belli more and Ohio railr wd for Deer
Park. Mr. Hulford's health is almost re
stored. The Army of the Cumberland.
CnATTANotMiA, Teun., Bop-. 20. Qen.
Rosecraus was re-elected president of the
Society of tbe Army of the Cun bnrland yes
terday, and Toledo, O., selected as the place
of tbe next meeting, Sept 17 nd 18, 189J.
Oen. Gates P. Thurston, of Tennessee, was
elected orator, and JudA'e Albion W.
Tourgee, of New York, alternate orator
for tbe next meeting. A memorial on
the death of Justice Stanley Matthews
Was adoDted. Decoration Dav b
quested to be set apart for contributions to
" autiue to uft oneriuan, I ie contribu
tions so far amounting to only a few hun
dred dollars. Congress has appropriated
40,000 and ,'15,000 more is necsiary.
After the business meeting tbe society
met with Confederate veterans idi tbe Chica
mauga Park association. There were 6,000
Confederate and tin ion Vetera na Muoun t
Speeches indorsing the establishment of a
national park at Chickamauga a ere made by
Gena Bovnton I 'i.r tlnlUM. . x,Afi.
rate, and ex -Governor Marks, of Tennessee.
The New Tear nt Amherst College.
Amhrrht. Mass.. Sent 20. Tbe new vear
at Amherst college began y ester lay. Presi
dent Seelye in bis address at tbe close of the
chapel .exorcises dwelt partici larly on the
importance of college disctpli ie, and said
that tbe students need not four for their
health and other matters hal ' so much as
that they should allow outside a T.iirs to de
tract from tbe regular college wt rk. This is
supposed to be tbe outline of a bat is to be
tbe new policy of tbe faculty it conducting '
college athletic affairs.
Dungannon, Ireland, on the
Edge of Riot.
ORANGE LSD GREEN FIGHTING HAD
A Home Rale- Meeting Proclaimed Be
eanao a Bloody Fight Would Have Re
sulted with the Orangemen, Who Had
Organised a Coontor Demonstration
English Homo Rulers Indignant and
the Town Divided lata Hostile Camps
London, Sept 80. The little town of
Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland, is in a
perfect frenzy of excitement, and every man,
woman, and child in tbe place is ranged on
one side or the other of a heated political
controversy, in whiob, too, nearly the whole
surrounding country seems disposed to te.ke
s bsnd. Nearly a week ago a number of
English Liberals, who are traveling through
Ireland with a view of studying the home
rule question on the native soil, interested
themselves to organise in Dungannon a pub
lic meeting in the interests of home rule,
the date of which was fixed for last night
For nearly a whole week tbe fact that such a
meeting was to be bold was well known to
everybody in County Tyrone, and not a
single word of objection came from the po
The Meeting; Suddenly Proclaimed.
Last night, however, Market square, where
the meeting was to have been held, was filled
with armed police and placards were posted
proclaiming the meeting. This action of tbe
authorities excited the most intense indigna
tion among those in sympathy with the ob
jcts of the meetiug, and a deputation of the
Englishmen who were chiefly instrumental
iu organizing it call.nl upon the magistrate
to protest against this at tuck upon the right
of free sp-ech. They wore told that the
meeting bud been proclaimed bectuse it
seemed certain thai It it were permitted
bloodshed would result, as Uie Orangemen
proposed to organize a counter meeting only
a stone's throw away in cose the Houu Rul
A Few Broken Heads So Far.
Dungannon is now divided into two hos
tile cniS, tbe Koman Catholics and tbe
Orangemen taking every opportunity to
burl defiance at one another. Up to a late
hour itM nigtit no more serious oonsequences
were reported than a fuw broken beads, the
results of isolated disturbances, but as feel
ing runs very high and the police are near
ly all concentrated on the scene of the pro
claimed meeting, news from that point is
awaited wilh consul Table auxiety.
Irl-hmen In Paris Taking Kotea.
Dublin, Sept 20. A deputation of Irish
workingmoij, comprising representative men
from many d.ffrent branches of in lustry,
ere now in Pans for the purpose of studying
the products of their respective trades at the
exposition, comparing notes and reporting
upon fcucb improvement as their tour may
suggest to them.
Russia and Her Nihilists.
St. Petkrhhuro, Sopt 20. Tbe police
within tbe past few days show an increased
activity in different parts of Russia in then
pursuit of suspected Nihilists. The students
everywhere are objeeta of suspicion, and
twenty attending the university at Kieff
were arrested Wednesday.
Villainous Attempt at Incendiarism.
IiONDON, Sept. 20. Tbe Royal Opera bouse
at Budapesib was Wednesday night set ou
fire by an inoeudiary. This is the fourth
attempt of the kind within three weeks, but
thus far the damage resulting has been
trifling. No cause is assigned for the crime.
The Woman In King Milan's Case.
Lonpon, Sept 20. The Servian govern
ment bas decided to dismiss Irom bis position
in tbe diplomatic service M. Christich, whose
wife so turned the head of King Milan that
she induced him to abdicate after securing a
divorce from Queen Natalie.
English Cotton Mills Shut Down.
London, Sept 20. Eight cotton mills in
Preston and fourteen iu Itlackburn have
shut donn, and as a result 80,000 looms and
1,000,600 spindles are idle. The depression
is spreading in all tbe cotton centers ol Lan
cashire. A Ruaaian Daks Dying.
St. Petersburg, Sept 20, The Duke
Constantino is dying. He bas already lost
tbe power of speech, and although still con
scious and able tu recognize those about him,
is rapidly sinking.
Hundreda of Thousands or Dollars In State
Bonds Fraudulently Issued.
New Orleans, Sept 20. In addition to
f:!0.i,tl0U of consolidated bonds, more or less,
which have been surreptitiously marketed
instead of being canceled as required by
law, it is now discovered that there has been
a fraudulent over-issue of the 4 per cent
constitutional bonds of 1KS0, the uames of
the governor or state treasurer having been
forged thereon. Tbe amount of the over
issue is nnl yet accurately determined, but
it is known that of the f 100 series numbers as
high as 'M'i areoutHtandiug,though the high
est number of the legal issue is 20U,and of tbe
$500 series, tbe legal issue of which is thirty,
uumbers as high as fifty -six are afloat
Late yesterday the indications were that
the unauthorised bonds placed wytnn the mar
ket will amount to about $800,000. Includ-
1 -1 r vm - CrauOulMtt
bonds the loss to the ittate will amuunt to
Report Irom the Diamond Field.
C hicaoo, Sept 20. Scores made by tbe
National league base ball clul yesterday
were: At Chicago Chicago 10, Cleveland
10; at Washington City Washington 2,
lloston A eight innings, cold weather; at
Philadelphia Philadelphia 5, Nw York la
eight innings, darkness; at lndinuapolis
Indianapolis 12, Pittsburg 0. American as
sociation: At Philadelphia Athletic 12,
Brooklyn 10; at Louisville Ixmi is villa 8,
Cincinnati 0; at Coiumbus Columbus 8,
Baltimore 4; at Kansas City Kansas City
8, St Louis IS.
Western league: At St Paul St. Paul 11,
Sioux City 7; at Minneapolis Minneapolis
9, Omaha 3; at Milwaukee Milwaukee 9,
St Joseph 2 eight innings; at Dea Moines
Des Moiaes A, Denver 3.
Cold Comfort for Got ham.
New York, Sept 20. In answer to let
ters from Mayor Grant, requesting their co
operation in bis efforts to secure the World's
fair for that city, Senator Allison, Con
rreasman Henderson, Governor Larrabee (of
Iowa), Governor Eagle (of Kansas), and a
number of other prominent western men
have written that they are in favor of Chl
oago as the World's fair city. The mayor of
Diien, Ills., returned Mayor Grant's iuvita
tien with tbe footnote: "What's the matte
with Chieegof She's all right"
Tall Trying to Wag the Dog.
New York, Sept 20 The Republican
county committee to reorganize the Eighth
assembly district (known as John J.
0,Brien's district) have stricken from the
roll the nnm of a'oout I.OdO O'Brien men,
incuding "Silver Dollar" Smith, Alderman
Goets, Martin Engle, George J. Krauss, and
other "workers." The O'Brien men laugh
at the committee's action, aud say it is caae
of the tail trying to wag tbe dog, as there
are only about nop nwm t left on the roll
The Thoroue-hbred Ueeord.
Chicaoo, Sept 20. Tbe wanning horses
t the West S.de races yesterday were:
Hornpipe, 1 mile. l:4i; Ruth. mile, 1:15;
Monita Hardy, miles, 1:5Y; Pewl Jen
nings, 1 mile. l:42Ji; Romain, J mile, 1:17.
LotJISVlLLB, Sept W. Tbe Jockey club
began iu fall meeting here yesterday. Fol
lowing were the winners: Clean Heels, J
mile, 0:.MJ4'; Major Tom, mile, 0:50.;
Mirth, mile, 1:32; Avondale, mile, M;
Famine, 1 mile, 1:4."; Longaligbt 1 M
Brooklyn, Sept 20. The time was very
slow on tbe Gravesend track yesterday. Tbe
winning horses were Mads tone, J. A. B.,
Kingston, Tenny, Ballet Colt, and Now-or
The Samoan Princess Elopes
with a Chicagoan.
A MAN WHO SLEEPS BY THE TEAR.
Be Takes His Slumber In Spe!s of Thir
. ty-SIx Nonths A Dog's Devotion to His
Master's Baby He Loses His Life in
Its Rescue Three Thousand Eels Stop
a Tnrblne Water Wheel Other Curious
TJtica, Minn., Sept 20. Twelve years ago
Homan Harms came here from southern Illi
nois, where he had long suffered from ma
laria. Shortly after arriving here hs found
it impossible to keep awake. He slept con
tinuously day and night for three years, and
then roused long enough to work in a harvest
field part of one season, when the lethargy
returned. At tbe end of three years more he
again waked up for a few days, and again re
lapsed. Each day he roturns to consciousness
for a brief season, but tbe spull of sleepiness
at once exerts its cway again, and the man is
as oblivious as though it were the sleep of
death. He bag been treated with toniot,
quinine, and even strychnine, but without
effect Two years ago his eldest son, dis
couraged at the dark prosgtect on the farm,
committed suicide, and a little later the sec
ond boy died. At neither time was the
father able to understand the calamity. His
aged wife bas been most constant in ber at
tentions to bim, and is his sole assistance.
HEROISM IN A DOG.
He Refuses to Iv a Tturntng House
t;ntil a Ita by la Saved.
Indianapolis, Sept. 20. A remarkable
cose of the devotion of a dog to an infant oc
curred yesterday morning during a fire in a
tenement ou Htb-n street The Nevel fami
ly occupied the liouso, but when the fire oc
curred tl ore was no one at borne, except tbe
aged mother of Mrs. Nevel aud an infant
chilil. Some clothing hanging by the fire to
dry was ignited. The old lady run from the
house and the fire spread townrd
the cradle in which the liata was
sleeping. When the neighbors collected out
side the little bouse the dog wns seen tug
ging at the cradle in a vain tff rt to drag it
from the room. He was surrounded by
Dames, and, though the door was open, be
fused to leave the room till a noighbor bad
rushed in aud carried the ha lie out of tbe
bouse; When the dog wns safely outside it
was found thnt be was badly burne-l, and bis
suffering v. a so intense that a oliceman
shot him, it Is-ing evident thnt be would die
from bis injuries.
A CHICAGO MAN'S LOVE-
It Leads Him to Elope with a Dime
Museum Samoan Princess.
Minneapolis, Minu., Sept 20 Monday
morning a company of natives of tbe Samoan
islands 0encd an engagement at tbe dime
museum here. The party consisted of nine
men, one woman, and one child. The womau
was comely looking, about 2.' or 23 years of
age, and claimed to be a princess of the royal
line and that her name was S.lenti. At tbe
time tbe king was denied by the Germans
she left for Kan Francisco to be educated.
There she remained until a few months ago,
when she was engaged by an agent to go
with some other natives on an exhibition
tour through the country.
Soon afterward she opened in Chicago.
While there an American of the name of J.
8. Cotterell fell violently in love with her,
followed ber to this city, and Wednesday
eloped with her. They are supposed to have
gone to Sun Francisco, us she bos been de
sirous of returning to ber native land since
Malietoa is again in authority.
The Following Is a Fish Story.
Philadelphia, Sept 20. The heavy rains
last week moved the eels in the upper Dela
ware river to make a sudden migration ear
ner in tbe season than usual. Wbole col
onies of eels came down the river last Satur
day and Sunday so thick and fast that by
noon on Sunday tbe large turbine wheel in
Drake's mills at Carpenter Point was clogged
with the fish. They were so fucked about
the wheel that it could not be moved, and
three men worked for a day to cut them
away with ux-s. It is estimated that 3,000
eels were in the wbeeL
An Alderman's Lack of Nerve.
Detroit, Mich., Sept 20. The grand
jury for Wayne county, in session to inves
tigate the charges of boo llnistn, called Alder
man Ctes before them yesterday to testify.
They asked him what he knew about June ap
pointments, in which there are charges of
crookedness, and tbe alderman promptly
fainted away, and was resuscitated ouly
after half au hour's work. His luck of nerve
has created a st-asatiun among the rest of the
al leged iioodlers.
; haul lv Hud in a Cave.
Fisevillk, Ky., Sept 20 Tuesday a
party of bun ers discovered ou the banks of
tbe Big Sandy river, eight miles below
town, a cave in which were fouud skeletons,
the remains of rifles, several thousan 1 dol
lars in Confederate bills, and $2,Mi!).45 in
United Slates "sbin-tilasters," greenbacks
and coin. It is supposed they were a larty
of soldiers loat durni' tbe war. There is
absolutely no trace as to bow they lost their
Idaho Preparing lor Statehood.
Salt Lakc City. U. T., Sept 20 Mrs.
Hnn Mn.ll, of Alalad. Idaho, baa arivan
birth to three boys and tbree girls, weigu4u&
aitogeiuer oigui pouuua, and ail bl ight aud
Women Will Vote In Wyoming.
Cukyknnk, Wy. T., Sept 20. The state
hood convention yesterday adopted as pirt
of tbe constitution a suffrage chapter. Fe
male citizens ure to vote. The severest qual
ifications are requiremmts that all electors
shall be able to read English, shall be full
fledged citizens, and have had six in Jtitbs' res
idence in Wyoming. Ballots to contain the
names of all candidut s will be issued by
state ofllcers. The provisions will disfran
chise a large manlier of coal miners who
have for years voted.
Granted an Advanue Iu Wages.
Brockwayvillk, Pa., Sept 20. The
Northwestern company ha granted the S
cents advance to the miners, and 1.200 men
will resume work between Dagus and
Brock way ville. This settles everything
practically in this field exi-ept Dubois and
Keynoldsrille, and thev are to get an an
swer soou from the oflicials at Rochester.
Block Coal Miners Suecnmh.
Brazil, Ind., Sept. 20. Two hundred
block coal minors at Perth yesterday voted
unanimously to accept tbe 15 -cent reduction
offered by tho operators, and go to work
Monday. Twenty per cent of tbe strikers
are already "blaeklofging" iu various mines.
The famous strike is regarded as virtually
Itroadswnrd Contest for Blood.
Elmira, N. V., Sept 20. Last evening a
broadsword contest took place in this city
between Duncan Ross, Capt Daily and
8rgt Walsh. This contest proved to b
more of a fight in earnest than was antici
pated. Ross received a cut in his left arm
and immediately mad.t a stroke at Walsh's
head. Walsh was knocked from his horse
iuseusible, and remained unconscious for
several minutes. He was carried to bis ho
tel in a very weak condition, but be recov
ered considerably, an I is considered out of
A Famous Horse Mult Settled.
Elmira, N. Y., Sept 20. The celebrated
suit over the trotter Howard J. was settled
hers yesterday. Benjamin Throop, of Scran
ton, Pa., the defendant, paid (10,000 cash to
Benjamin Uerrick and the suit, which is
pending in tbe United States courts, is to be
withdrawn. The cose hus been running for
even or eight years and tbe costs amount to
nearly $13,00 J. It has been a famouss case
ISIfWe 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
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THE ODD FELLOWS.
Questions IMscussed in the Grand Lodge
The Prise IrilL
CoLtum's, O., SepL a). The Sovereign
grand lodge of Odd Fellows devoted yester
day's session to discussing tbe changing of
memorial day for subordinate lodges from
Oct 20 to the second Friday in June. After
a lengthy discussion tbe quietion was re
ferred to a committee. A member from
Kansas introduced another resolution re
ducing the age of eligibility from 1 to 18,
which will bring the question up in tbe
grand lodge next year. Tbe grand lodge
for the first time recognized tbe Patriarchs
Militant, and complimented Grand Sire Un
derwood on the appearance of tbe members.
Contibutors In the Prise Drill.
' 'The prize drill of the Patriarchs Militant
took place at the state fair grounds. Tbe
following cantons, each represented by
twenty-four swords, participated in the con
test: Canton Frank, Na .V, Germantown,
O. ; C anton Iiu1ihiihh.1is, Na 'i, Indianap
olis, Ind. ; ("anion Alpine, N.x B2, Bowling
Gren, O. ; t'untnn Lj:aiisf k irt, Na 15, Lo-gnusjuH-t.
Ind.; i'untou Ottawa. No. CO, Port
Clinton, O. ; Canton Marion, No. (1, Marion,
Ind.; Canton Wic:iiia, No. 5, Wichita, Kan.
The eur.!s were n..t announced.
The F.x-treilent Much Pleased.
New Yokk, Sept. 20. A reporter baring
asked ex-Preside nt Cleveland for bis opinion
on the action of several recent Democratic
state conventions in approving the tariff re
form plank of the lost national Democratic
convention, Mr. Cleveland expressed himself
as much pleased with thes evidences that
the attitude of the Democratic party on this
question was still courageous, consistent and
nggressiv., and added: "If among those
counte l as D -mocrate there are found timid
souls, not well grounded iu tbe faith, who
long for fl'-sh pots of vacillating shifts and
evasions, the answer to their fears should be
party honesty is party expediency.' "
Accident to a Circus Train.
Des Moines, la., Sept. 3ft Tbe circus
train of Forepaugb's show was on tbe way
from Marshall town to Oskaloosa yesterday
when a serious aocideut occurred near Sears
boro. Tbe train broke while going down a
long grade, and tbe engineer stopped the
engine. A collision result -d, in which two
cars were telescoped and the cagec contain
ing Hons and one other animal, and a hand
some float, were smashtyi to pieces. T be ani
mals were unhurt and did not get away.
One CRUvasmon had bis arm broken, and
another bad four rihs crushed. Fore pa ugh
estimates bis loss at JO, 000.
Chicago. Sept. IB.
Wuotattons on the board of trade to-dar
were of fo lows: Wheat No. 2 tSepU-niber,
opened TTvc close I TSlfcc: October, opened
.tne. closed Ttuto; December, opened 7tlc,
tlo ed Corn No. S tSeptetnbur, opened
k.-4C. close I .c; October, opened X"Vi,
cioseu diq(,-ic; May. oned 8.?iic, closed
S-r$iic. tlets No. 2 September, opened
and cloeed 1W" cloler. onened and clnsed
l!sc; May. oiwned end closed 2."S4c Perk
October, opened (Ua. cloeed (11.10; No-
emuer, cntenert and rloead SU.U&; Jaauarr.
opanml S l. el.iaaxi k.13s. lard October,
opened So S, dosed Jft.SU.
Live etock-Tho Tnion Stock Yards reports
the folio wing; range of price Hok-Market
oiened fairly active and steady: light grades,
.lUi,t.4.7i; roUKh packaig. .7i&:i.Sii; uiiaed
lots, VI.WiirM.Mt; heavy packing and shipping
lots, $:i.toit4.20. Cattle Market eteadv to
strong; Ix-eves. $10ilf,i.4.i!5; cows. Jl.iv2.tl5
etocker and feeders, $. (ff.3. O; Texan etei-rs,
i;fcl&3."0; western rangers. Offrt.Ki. Mierp
Market steady; nativis. J:l40.i 4.7."i; Texas
aud western sheep, iU.jo.'j 1.1 ; lambs.
Produce: Butfr-Fancy Klgin creamery. 2-'
6fie. per lb: tine dairy. lH.ii.ltte: packing st k.
"htitHo. Eggs Strictly fresli. loadesc- per
doz. Poultry Live hons. 7v&H pir lb: roos
ters, Sc; turkeys, J,l(k:; ducks He. Potaloe-t-lXitS1.0il
per bid. Apples l.OV&l.50 pjr 1)11.
New York. Sept. P.
Wheat No. X red winter cash. Mm?:
do Scptemlier.MSi-;: do Ortober. r4B-;
da Novemlier, M;, Corn -No. 2 mixed
cash, 414c; do September, tl c; do Octntwr.
410(10. Oats Quie,; No. - tu:x'd i ash. SOft
asc: do Octota-r, flic do Aovemlier, it,o.
Itye-Dull. Buries-Nominal. Pork Dull;
mess. $U.254tll.7.' for inspect I. Lard
Dull; Octo!ar, iJit; l.-c mlwr. Jti.17.
Live Sto-k: Cattle No tral ng in beeves;
dressed beef, a tritle tinner native- sidia. MiliJ
"tijc t; Texas do, fctSc. Sheep and Lambs
Steady; sheec, 4(.45.c W TJ; choice sheen. 5U:
Jambs, 47c. Hogs - Nominally ;t-ad: $1.40
I4.riu. y 1 ti irvs.
Hay Upland prairie. lt.00.
Hjy Tlinolnj naw I ti 27.00.
Hay Wild, J6.(HHi$..
Oats New. 0cSlc; Old, 25c.
Dos 1 soft lie : tiaid su.0
Cord Wood Oak, $4.fft; Hickory, r.
fl00 Reward 100.
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 Btages, and thai
ia catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is tbe
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
the 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 in doing ita work.
Tbe proprietors have so much faith in its
curative powers, that they offer one hun
dred dollars for any case that it fails to
cure. Bend for list of testimonials. Ad
dres, F. J. Chkhkt St Co, Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, 75c
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