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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1S89.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Tens dat. October 8, 1889.
Thr Louisville Courier-Journal remarks
that Mr. Harrison's removal of about 14,
000 postmasters in six months entitles
him to the privilege of writing the civil
service reform plank of the platform to be
adopted by the next republican national
Therk are forty-eiht zoological gar
dens in the world, six of them being in
the United States, located as follows
Philadelphia, New York, Cincinnati,
Chicago, St. Louis and San Francisco.
These Institutions are supported by the
cities or by local enterprise, instead of
the national government, but in Europe
there is an entirely different state of af
fairs, nearly every nation supporting Its
own garden or park, and some of them
Tiik royal family of England is not
walking well at present. The queen's
knee-joint is still swollen, and she can
not waik without a stick. The prince of
Wales still suffers from a varicose vein
and limps perceptibly. An affection of
the instep causes the princess of Wales
to limp a trifle. Prince Albert Victor,
who may rule over England some day,
recently met with an accident while stalk
ingdeer in Scotland. In leaping from
one boulder to another be fell and
sprained his ankle. (lis still goes about
with his leg bandaged and walks lame.
Work en Mreoait Arrssr.
Atkinson Jb O'.of completed the curb
log of Second avenue this morning
within the paved district, and they have
used 3,51)0 lineal feet of new curb, 340
feet of old has been reset, and a few feet
like that about Htrper's theatre building
has been left undisturbed.
A telegram was received this morning
that the new shipment of Oalesburg
brick had been burned, but the brick
would not be cool enough to load until
tomorrow, so there will be none here be
fore Thursday; then the work will be
pushed without further delay to comple
tion. In the meantime the spare between
the car tracks will be paved to West
Seventeenth with Prdolph brick.
A pretty good test of the pavement
was made this morning, when Contractor
Edwards hauled acrons it a six ton block
of stone for tho new M. E. church, and
it made no more impression than a bi
cycle wheel would.
NlilprM-kH M.n ICosnirtl.
N'lW YoKK, t-L S A Hhi-hI I siecial
f rom !. l'lrre, M Hii.ltn. srirs: ThfHi'bimtiar
liay, 'ht. ItutTxit. of Jers-y llirtr. New
foun.ll n.l, arrivmi NunUv m ruins' at 9
oVIiK-k, bntu'in SfO.m I Oil! vr Ian
tiik;iitMi of th cn-w, arid wv-u cittlximiu of
tin- U-o-r.phicii,'. LnnKn utt 1 (J it-tl.
nr. -in ii, ini-im, a com irimmer, auJ one
catt Icinnri nrt niiming, mid it is upped
liiey Mir iirownn.1 vrtiMii th alraiwr sank.
A Tramp's In-sperale Im1.
AViRi.v, In, . v. A largu barn bw
longing to Joun 'ox. a fnrmer near tills
city, whs lurnd 1st Sunday nu'lit Short
lv af ti-r tlit. lire was di-vtred two pistol
slut's ito litwir l in the twini, an. I yastnrday
iii'irnui lh charred boum of a tiuuian tw
in iT" found in the ruins. Tby are sup
pml l.i li thos of a tramp, bo Lad -trl
thf txirn, ami after setting it on fire
Collision on the IlllnnU Central,
Umt yl E, la., Oct. K The east bound
paxswiKer train on the Illinois Otitral ool
luliui Mitti a rix-k train ymterdvy morning
at the junction, a lialf md U'lnw the 1 1 ! -ii
oN Ontral station. Tlifn.;iiinr an J fire
men savmj lhinwlMa br jumping. Both
engine were ilamolistitvl. A pnatal clerk
wrS srvoridr in jurtxl in tli back.
rloulaiigar Lave linilno.
Ijnooi, O.-t .. in. Itoulanj;ar left
London n-cretly last night, nccompitnied by
bis SMorctury an I his ini-itr. i. The party go
to JiTwjr, islisrn rooms liave already bwo
.r.)i.t'xi for tin 'in at a bold. The general'!
liurses and rarri:ii; were ubipptxl in ad
On fiiHMl Turn Uniirtn Another.
New Yiiiik, O.-L Mayor lirsnt's mall
yt'rday ni (I If I with communications In
r-f..r.'tn-M to flie .ro-d lig International
x:MMitini. The iimvor of Chicago wrote:
"lf cuiyrMw should iwWoct Nhw York aa the
il for the exposition I think I can Rive you
th aniiranc that (Iihi'o will do its iitinat
to link- i: siiccmsful and worthy of the na
tion. We will o..k to ,N York omti lently
for IN ii'mihk aid nn I cu-orutiiin If the
riKMiiioii h kIvimi to ("iinMao."
Jolin.li.wa N..t mt Out of Trouble.
JoillKT.iW, I'a.. (k-v H T..W.a.l
! on tin- ini'ri.a.H here. Twntyne persona
are sick with tliedi'ii in the hospitals and
two die I yeterdiir '1 hi cold weather is
causinir (treat siiITtiu. The dmtriliation
of tl.ooo.oi" relief iiuiney is lelayal, and
but few of the ft-opie hare their winter
clothing, while tti. homes many live in are
hantiee into win. h the snow will drift, Two
more bo-lie were found III the iltibriH yes
terday. Holrlde of i
I lynholil I'etlenl.
lift. n. Miinilny evening
a farmer roidmz near
Count r, wh.U sufTerinK
friuii typhoid fever, -. iiila pen-knife dur
ing the alsn'iK-e i,( Ins stten lnnts nnd cut bit
thrust an I sever.-d the nrt-ri of h a arm.
He then ri'turniol to h:s bed and bled to
death. When discover d br the nurso he
wm past me.luul i, ill .Mi Ku.l.Ltn was
Amerlean Aaaoelatltan llase Hall.
(.HlCAun, O -t H The Am Tii-nn associa
tion pinyed two ((aines of Imms bn'l yeter
Uoy as followi: At linlt.in.rre Itrcofclyn 2,
Hrtlniiiore :i; at Cincinnati Cincinnati V,
The French election.
I'aRIM. (K". 8 The luti.-st estiumte of the
composition of the neit rhamlmr of deputies
Is 3ik Republicans and J 1 1 in oniioaltion.
This estimate includes the d-putim from the
Will Agltute tor an Kiichl-tlour Oay.
liofTTOH, Oct hi The union carpenters of
Massachusetts decided at a meeting held hcra
rluiidsy niKht to enter into a vigorous eight-
hour anttatinn throughout Jus tngland.
The Weather We May KismI.
WASniHOTOW ClTV, Oct. 8. -The following
are the weather Indications for the thirty
six hours from S p. m, yesterday: For
Wisconsin ami I liner Michigan Fair.
warmer weather; southerly winds. For
Indiana. Illinois, Lower Michigan and Iowa
Fair weather until Wednesday night;
warmer, winds becoming southerly.
From Bept. 4th to Oct. 18th. the C
It I. & P. railway will sell Thursdays o
each week round trip excursion tickets at
reduced rutes to Chicago exposition.
Tickets limited to Monday following date
of sale. On Thursdays, Sept. 19th and
October 10th, tickets to above point will
be sold tor one fare for round trip. All
other excursion days rate will be fare and
one-th ird; twenty.flve cenU added for
admission to exp,).lUoi)
rlln !hl.7e.Vi,flil lh,rt Colorado's wool
clip this year will beal , t Dreioui
record b, over a ml,uouPeT,0U
Prohibition in Connecticut Gets
a Serious Set-Back.
THE LEYS BEATEN THREE TO ONE.
The Natmeg Htat I' refers to Take It
"Wet" for Awhile Creat fcucrets of
the Secret Hallot System Colored
Man's League Organised In Illinois
The Single Tax Idea Advm-ateil He fore
Chicago Aadlenca Points from the
New Haven, Conn.. Oct. 8 The election
in this city passed off very quietly yesterday.
The citixens were called UKn to vote on the
prohibitory am 'iidrneut alone, ami but one
third of tbs rdgixtered vote was cist about
8,700. The "wets" polled over two votes to
very one for the " Irys."! that New Hiven
gave B.VK maj rity to offset tho 1'rohibitlon
mj.iriti.-s in some of the country town.
The voters bad no opportunity to test the
workings of tbe secret bail., law here or in
B. ideport, as there were no office to be
tilled in either city.
Careless Voters Deceived.
Home of the voters in New Haven were
greatly deceived. Tbo-w who read the news
papers seldom or carelessly supposed that
the question submitted was local option, an I
they plcki-d up the "ye ballots and dropped
thorn into the box, thinking they bad voted
-license," when the v really east a ballot for
prohibition. Toj Prohibitionists caught nyt
a few vot.-s this way, but tbengentsot the
Liquor Dealers' and Brewers' association
Btxm learned of the deception, and is soon
put an end to it
How the fteeret Hallot Worked.
The a cret ballot worked admirably in the
Hu;atuck valley. The working people
from the factories seem I to have no dim
culty in understanding the law. Heme ig
norant heelers were seen "piHting" tickets
near the bon:hs in Birtniujbam, but de
listed when csutionetl. The fine for this
ilT-nse is 1 1,003. Tbe entire Democratic
ticket was ekct. in Birmingham by a small
iiajority. Tbe vote in Ansonia was close,
out was cast against Prohibition. The new
ballot caused no trouble there, and tbe
workingmen are satikfled with it. Hey
jiour, Hhelton, and Naugatuck also report
that tbe new law worked weft. Soiitlnn
ioa last voted against license and Moo
lay went against Prohibition by lio mij.tr
Ity. At this writing but two towua in New
Haven county are kuown to have voted for
Prohibition. They are Mil ford and Hunt
ngton, and the majorities are lee than 100.
More Praise for the New Law.
Stamford, Conn., Oct. 8 It is known
that tbe Democrats bave elected their entire
ticket. A Prohibition ticket for town offi
cers only received about thirty votes. About
2.3.K) votes were polled two-thirds of the
total registration. Tbe prohibitory amend
ment was defeated by 77b majority. Promi
nent member of both parties are loud in
praise of the system of secret balloting Tbe
new law makes it practically impos ble to
buy votes, and it Is an open secret that an
extensive traffic of that kind was fornuriy
The E lee t loo Ooee Very Wet.
Hartford, Conn., Oct. 8. Returns up to
a late hour last night indicate that tbe vote
on the prohibitory amendment is about 3 to
1 agaiuit. Only ten towns so far reported
give it a majority. The new secret ballot
law received its first trial. There was no
excitement at tbe polls and in a general way
the plan worked exceedingly well. Hart
ford county complete gave 4,V)tf for tbe
amendment and 10,'J3I against.
Home General Figures.
WaTERBUV, Conn., Oct 8 One hundred
and three townships and the cities of Water
bury and New Haven give a majority of
-I,ti0 against the prohibitory constitutional
amen I men t. Waterbury gives I.V78 majir
ity agaiust the amendment. C. R. Baldwin
tUein ) u elected mayor of this city by 514
A COLORED MAN'S LEAGUE.
New Negro Organisation Id Illinois to Se
cure Civil and Political Rights
Spri.nofielo, Ilia, Oct 8. About 100
colored cit'i ns of this state met in the sen
ate chamber yesterday with the okj ot of
forming a state league of colored man for
tbe protection of their political interests.
The call for the convention, which was read,
declares that a time hail arrived "when lead
ing and active colored Republicans should
d. lilierute and confer npon the pres.nt con
dition of t ie rare and the principles and
measures important to their welfare, pro
gress and general improvement''
All Tarred with the Kama Brash.
John C. Jones, of Chicago, who is the
leader of the movement, called tbe confer
ence to order, and in an impassioned a I
dreas recounted tbs wrongs heaped upon the
colored people north as well as south. He
declared that in the matter of discrimina
tion against a man for bis color the north
was very little behind the south, and re
ferred to tbe occurrences at Lawreuce, this
state, where colored men were lieateu and
shot and nothing bad been done to bring tbe
perpetrators to justice. There was not a
charitable institutio i in tbe state under
state or county control, be said, in which
the same treatment is accorded to colored in
mates that Is lies to we-1 on tSie whites. He
declared that Fred D u.;l!m, Bruce, and
Pinchhac-k had been looking to tbmr own lu
tereate and not that of their race.
0ea a 1-eavoe.
The result of tbe meettnz was the organi
sation of the "Colored Man's Httte I.e-igue of
Illin .H," to ftirth-r the objects set forth in
the address, nnd E. IL Morris, of Chicago,
was elected president, and E H Wright, of
this city, secretary. A committee was an
thorixsl to investigate Jones' charge of dis
crimination against negroes in charitable in
stitutions. A SINGLE TAX ADVOCATE.
Judge Magnlre, of Man Francisco, Speaks
(or Ooorge's Idea.
C'OICAOO, Oct 8 Judge Jaiue G. Mae
guire. of ban Francisco, who has be in prom
inent in California politics, is in the city, the
guest of tbe Single Tax club. He lectured
last night at the Madison Htreet theatre upon
tbe single tax theory, and was greeted by a
large audience. In tbe course of his speech
he aaiil that land values should bear the
burdens ot government for several rea
sons Tbey are in all cases tba result of
the presenc and virtues, of tbe gen
eral iudustry and enterprise, of the
whole population of any community or state.
Tbey do nut result from anything that is
done by landowners, as such, and the rental
value of laud upon which market values, as
we understand them, are entirely based,
ssem to be th natural provision designed
by the Creator to meet the necessity for
public revenue. Tnose values, being cre
sted by the public, belong to the public by
the same natural right which gives owner
ship in a thing or value produced by human
labor to tbe man wuosi labor produced it.
The Land for the Human Kaoe.
Tbe land was not produced by any human
agency, although ita ren'al value is so pro
duced, i be land, with all of its resources
and powers, was created and freely given to
the wiinLr, 'wira dearn, without limitation or
distinctlf-bushel mfcxcltiaive source of life
susten.en on a farwntal value of land
were eoreia. uoiic purposes, re-
gavr improvements, the
r I A to land speculation
B'jjfiri'' "'- taken away. Idle lands
us either brought into productive use
or abandoned to the government to be taken
and us h1 by actual occupants, who would
ba willing to pay the taxes for the privilege
of mini them.
Mr. Maguire continued in this strain for
more than an hour and was frequently ap
Republicans Claim Montana.
Helen A,Mont,Oct 8. The Herald has ad
vices that the Republicans have elected their
whole legislative ticket In Madison connty.
one member for which has heretofore been
conceded to tbe Democrats, and also that the
Republicans gain one number Jo Fergus
county. If other Republican claims ooiu
good this w ill make the stare senate a tie and
the house Republican by from on 3 to four
THE ROCK ISLAND Dlf ASTER.
Master Mechanic Twombly Resigns Bis
Posltloa Subject to aa Inquiry.
Chicago, Oct 8. Correspondence is made
public between T. B. Two nbly, general
master mechanic of the Rot k Isl and, and
E. St John, general manage" of that road,
which announces the retireme it, for a time
at least, of the former gfutleman. Mr.
Twombly is the father of Ki.gineer Twom
bly, who is charged with dii oct responsibil
ity for tbe accident, and he 'vritos Mr. 8t
John in response to what he understands to
be tbe demand of the travel ng public, aud
to relieve tbe company from t mbarrassment,
asking that be may be relieved from tbe
cares of his position pendin ; a thorough in
vestigation into tbe matter by the com
pany, when bis resignation nay be accepted
finally or not, as Mr. ISt John deems
proper. Mr. Twombly say that he feels
that he has erred, but thst the error was
one of tbe heart and not of tbe head.
In reply Mr. 8t John app-oves Mr. Twom
bly's proposition, says the resignation will
be placed on file and Mr. 1 wombly relieve.!
from duty until an Investig ition shall decide
whether his retirement be permanent or not
Mi. Ht John says that tbe severance perma
nently of Mr. 1 wombly's rotations with tbe
company would not be tho least of tba an
fortunate results of tbe accident; and in an
order dated yesterday appoints Oaorge F.
Wilson acting mas'er meet anic pending final
action in Mr. Twombly's lesignation.
Mr. Twombly and Conductor Buford, tbe
latter of whom had chargt of the fatal train.
gave bonds yesterday in I '0,000 each, to
answer tbe charge made by the coroner's
jury of being partially tesponsible for tbe
BOUNCED HEADf OREM0ST.
A Train Robber Receives Very Vigorous
and Correct Treatment.
LonsviLLK, U -t 8 - l wo masked men
boarded north -bound passenger train No. 26
on tbe Knoxville brancti of the Louisville
and Nashville railway, halt way between
East Bernstadt and Altamont, at S o'clock
Sunday morning with tte intention of rob
bing. One of tbem went in the side door of
the combination baggagv, express, and mail.
while tbe other tried to break in the front
Sort of Surprised Him.
The latter did not succeed, and Postal
Clerk E. P. Morris and Express M wronger
Clarence P. Braobey, after a deep-rat.
struggle, overpowered 'he other, and burl d
him bun headforemost cat of the csr. Tbe
train was on a fill of fl fteen fset and going
twenty-five miles an bo ir at the time When
it was stopped tbe other rol.b T fl m1 from
the front platform, daggaeman Gorge
Cbappell fired on him, nnd he fell, but scram
bling to bis feet, escap d in tbe darkness.
Died a Hortible Death.
Kasmon, Minn., Oct 8. James Johnson,
an employe in McDonough A Oosa' stone
quarries, Waterviile, was amusing himself
yesterday by playing with a coil of rope
which was attached t some machinery in
the mill where tbey w stones. He became
tangled in some manner, and was whirled
around violently, tearing bis shoes off, break
ing his legs, and tearing one arm so badly aa
to necessitate amputation. He survived tbe
operation only a shot t time, dying In great
Robbed a Mall Carrier la Daylight.
Mobile, Ala., Or. 8. Yesterday after
noon, between Lakasville and Palatine,
Miss., Willie Ix.tt, the lvyear-old mail
carrier, was beld up by two masked men
heavily armed. Tby possessed themselves
of tbe mail pouch aid blindfolded the boy,
leading him into woods where tbe ssck was
cut open and contorts secured. There were
but two registered packages in tbe bag.
Their contents are tmknown. Tbe boy was
then releasor! and tbs empty bag was given
A Big Thing for Duluth.
Dllcth, Minn., Jet 8 Tba final trans
ter or tbe Minnesota Car company property
to tbe Minnesota Iron Car companv took
place yesterday. This will make Ihiluth the
most important manufacturing point of iron
cars in tbe world. Tha capital stock of the
company is f.'.UOO.uuO; cash paid in, tl.OOO,
mm. i ne works, wiucu cover many acres.
are of the most modern construction and
filled with the latest improvement of ma-
Horned to Death In His Shanty.
Dublin, Oct 8. John MacCortnack, who
formerly lived in mrica,but who returned
to Ireland some yt ars ago, took a small bold
mg in Siigo, and was recently evicted for
non-payment of rent, was accidentally
burned to death yesterday by the burning of
a snanty wnicn b. ba I built upon tbe estate
from which he tad two evicted, and which
he occupied with bis wife.
THE EPISCOPAL CONVENTION.
Two New Dioceses Authorised A Season
of Missionary Talk.
ricw i ORK, O 't 8 The first business
brought before tae Episcopal general con
vention yesterda r was the admission of tbe
diocese of Oregon. The petition for admis
sion stated that Bishop Morris had been
chosen by tbe nt w diocese. Tbe admission
was carried alnost unanimously, and th
selection of Bist op Morris was approved of.
i tie a ioceee ol Missouri asked ror the erec
tion of a new diocese within its limits, set
ting off six parishes and sixty counties in
the western part of the state for tbe new dio
cese. This was also agreed to.
At 11:30 tbf two bouses again convened
with the board ot missions, and Bishop Hare,
of 8outh Dako'a, gave an encouraging re
port of the wcrk there. He said tbs great
need was "full blooded' Christian ministers
and adequate funda
Bishop Harris reported of tbe work among
tbe colored people, and urged the importance
of tbe field, a resolution was passed asking
tbe appropriation of (40,000 for the work.
Bishop WaUer, of North Dakota, said the
blisxard and toe strea'n of foreign popula
tion bad tbeir effect on church prospects in
this field, but tbe church was growing slowly.
He proposed to bave a car constructed a
species ot movable chapel in which he could
prosecute tbe work.
R)v. Mr. locks, of the Chinese mission,
said that if China is to be converted it must
be by Chinese Christian ministers, while
ftev. Paul us Moort, colored delegate from
Liberia, urf ad a closer union between this
country anil Liberia. Bishop Talbot, of
Wyoming, i.lso spoke, after which the board
adjourned, nnd resolutions were adopted re
garding ths death of Bishop Vail, and a
committee appointed to attend the funeral
at Bavn M iwr to-morrow. Tbe convention
then adjourned for tbe day.
A LAR LOOSE IN CHICAGO.
Bo Shows Good Taste by Bugging a Young
Ijidy, but Gets Killed.
Chicaoo, Oct 8. Late Sunday night one
of the bears in the Wable & Lang side show,
which has been exhibiting at 714 Halsted
street, broie open its cage and escaped.
Bruin started down tbe street with rapid
strides. V. hen the huge brute reached In
diana strvata sight met bis eyes which
seemed to please him. A young lady was
slowly wi.lking on tbe other aide of tbe thor
oughfare, eating an app a. A happy thought
evidently struck his bearsblp, for be at once
changed Ida course and went over to make
her acqus intance, and in a moment tbe fact
of tbe acquaintance having been made
establish) d by a series of ahrieks as tbe hot
breath of the big, ugly bear fanned her
Broln Was Too Playful.
Bhe dr ipped her apple, which tbe
picked, tip and started on a double-quick for
Clark sb set, yelling all the tim at the top
of her s oioe. The bear again caught up
with tbe young lady, and playfully putting
his big fore feet on her shoulders trotted
along or two legs
' It wa. thus that Officers Franson and Ma-
loney discovered the two, tbe voung woman
bordering ou hysterics and tbe bar evident
ly en k ying his companion1 fright - Tbe
officers quickly cut hie oareer short by shoot
ing hiu). . 7 -. -
HUSK NOT THE MAX.
Granger Objections to the Sec
retary of Agriculture.
HOT ONE OF THE "E0E5T-F.ANDED"
Beeretary Trimble, of the National Orange,
Relates a Grievance Against the Ad
ministration A "Conscience Fund"
Man Anonymously Accuses the Late
Secretary Manning Director of the
Mint Appointed Important Land De
cision The Conclave of Masons.
WasHniOTOif Citt, Oct 8. The twenty-
Ik ird annual session of the National Orange,
which will be held at Sacramento, CaL, on
Nov. IS, promises to be the most important
meeting the Patrons of Husbandry bave held
for many years. Mr. John Trimble, the sec
retary of the Grange, who lives in this city,
thinks the Grangers were snubbed when
President Harrison appointed Governor
Rusk secretary of agriculture. In an inter
view published in Tbe Post on tbe attitude
of tbe administration toward tbe Grange.
Mr. Trimble says: "We do not hesitate to
say that tbe administration has ignored the
rights of tbe farmer and has done tbe farm
ing community gross injustice in placing a
politician who never was a farm
er at tbe head of tbe department
of agriculture. The department was
made a cabinet office principally through
bie efforts of the Grange, and when tbe new
administration came in we felt we bad a
right to suggest the name of the proper per
son to fill it Col. J. H. Brigbam, our mas
ter; ex-Governor Rohey of Maine, and Hon.
i. J. Wi olimn, of Michigan, were suggested
by tbe order and their appointment urged.
that or col tirigbam especally. lie was a
gallant soldier, a practical farmer, nnd a Re
publican wbosd loyalty to the (any had
never been questional. The others pos-
s-swed meritorious qiial.ficatious, w hich made
tneir caudidacy equally prominent, and yet
1 very much rtofclrt if Harrison ever omisid-
ered the application made in their behalf.
He deliberately ignored tbe entire order
snubbed it, in fact
The Tatrons la Politics.
"Formerly," continue.! Mr. Trimble, "it
was a rule of tbe order that tbe members
should not participate in politics at all.
I here is where we made a great mistake.
Had we boldly entered politics as an organi
zation, or thrown our votes for tbo who
favored tbeGrauging interests we could have
secured representatives In tbe state legisla
tures and in congress who would bave been
ot material help to us in securing favorable
legislation. But we bave seen tbe error of
our ways, and have repented, and now it is
an implied pre-requisite that a member
shall put aside his political faith when tbe
interests of the Grange demand it We do
not seek to run separate candidates, but be
tween the two great parties our members
are obliged to vote for the candidate who
favors tbe Granging interests, whether be
belongs to the same political party or not1
ACCUSING A DEAD MAN.
A Contributor to the "Conscience Fund
Makes a Charge Against Manning.
Washington City, Oct 8. Secretary
Wlndom yesterdav received a conscience)
contribution of $345, in bills, inclosed in an
envelope postmarked 8t Joseph, Ma. The
sender bad folded the notes and then dipped
pieces rrom them. Ibis mutilation was done,
it is presumed, to prevent tbe money from
being of use br value to anybody but tbe
government The note accomiiany ing tbe
contribution, wb'Ch is not signed, conclud.
as follows: "About February, 1SST, Secre
tary manning received f ,uuo conscience
money by New York draft Written on
the back of tbe draft that it was to be put
into tbe United States treasury, but as that
never appeared in print, it is believed by tbe
writer that Manning appropriated it to his
Tbe records of tbe department show that
on March 28, , the sum of H,'AV was re
ceived in an anonymous letter postmarked
st Joeepb, Mo , and deposited in tbe treai
ury to tbe credit of conscience.
Another Important Land Grant Decision.
Washington Citt, Oct S Secretary
rioble, in the case of Childs vs. the South
ern Pacific Railroad company, has rendered
a very luiportaui decision in wbicb he re
verses tbe former rulings of the interior de
partment in an sucn cases, cniids mad an
at plication for a homestead entry within the
limits of tbe San Jacinto grant in New Mex-
oo. This grant was itself within another
grant Tbe Southern Pacific Railroad com
pany claimed tbe land as within its granted
limits, and tbe secretary of ths interior
holds that it was, an I also decides that tbe
Ban Jacinto and other Mexican grants are
mere -float," not sufficiently identified to
withdraw tha tbe land from tbe railroad
grant This decision of Secretary Noble
follows tbe doctrine laid down by tbe su
preme court in tba Mclaughlin and Doolan
vs. Carr cases.
Tha Great Masonic Conclave.
WASHiNCfON Citt, Oct fi. Up to a late
hour last night there was no cessation in the
influx of sir knights and tbeir friends. Each
arriving train brought hundreds of plumed
knights. There is considerable speculation
here about the next place of meeting of the
grand encampment Cincinnati and Den
ver are mentioned, and one or tbe other is
likely to secure tbe honor. Cincinnati and
Hanselman commanderies from the Queen
City are both well represented at tbe gath
ering here, and feel confident that Cincin
nati win oe selected as the place of meeting
inotl Th.? will n before
mem wun sausractory assurance ttiat ui m
money needed to entertain tbe Vj triennial
will be forthcoming in fact more than
000 of the t5U,0(j is already pledged by busi
ness men of that city.
The New Itlrecter of the Mint.
Washington Citt, Oct 8. Edward O.
Leech was yesterday appointed by tbe presi
dent director of tbe mint. He is a District
man, although his parents were from New
York state, where bis relatives now reside.
Mr. Leech has been an employe of tbe mint
bureau ever since 1678, tba last position the
result of a series of promotions having been
computer of b a) lion, bis salary for that po
sition naving been increased by congress on
account of his efficiency. Ho is considered the
best posted man in the United IStates on tha
coinage of this and foreign countries, and
tbe appointment is regarded in tbe true line
of civil service reform aad one of tbe best
made by Gen. Harrison.
Knew Bow to Hold the Pistol.
fobtland, Ore., Oct 8. John Silvers.
aged 25 years, committed suicide near Ho-
Mlnnville Sunday night. He asked a friend
bow he would hold a pistol if be was going
to use ii. i oe men a raised tbe pistol in tbe
usual way. "1 would not hold it that way,"
sain Olivers; - would hiiid it this way.
and, taking tbe pistol, he hel 1 it to his breast
aad fired, dying instantlv.
Louisiana Bonds Beeovered.
nw urlianb, Uct. 8 It was reported
to tbe grand Jury yesterday that tbe miss-
bur bonds, known as the constitutional
bonds, have been recovered and turned over
to the attorney general of the state. The to
tal amount recovered is $383,000, and it is
expected that the 2 1,000 outstanding will
m wnw in.
A Gladstoulan Elected.
IXJXDON, Uct 8. At the election in Pa.
terborough yesterday to All a vacancy in the
uouse oi commons Morton (Qladstonian)
wasaiecuxj, receivinx Votes. Purns
(Unionist) received 1,842.
Cougraeaman Uandall III.
raiLADELPHia, Oct & Congressman
Randall is reported to be a very sick man,
inn nis inenas express grave doubts as to
whether be will ever take his seat in con
Seth Low College President.
New York, Oct 8. Hon. Setb Low, ex-
mayor or Brooklyn, was yesterday elected
president of Columbia college by the
trustees. Tbe official announcement has not
been made, but the tact leaked out last even
PANIC IN A HOTEL.
Frantic Rush at the Bates
GUESTS ETAMPEDED FBOK DEJNEB.
A General Tumble Off the Balcony In
valids Taken from the Upper Floors by
Ladders A Brier Season of Wild Fright
and Kobody Hurt The Botel Badly
Damaged An Vngovemed Engine Fans
a Fire in Pittsburg.
Indianapolis, Oct 8. tW Bates bouse.
a four -story brick hotel of 30J rooms, and
one of the most handsomely equipped in the
city, was tbe scene of a lively fire scare
shortly after noon yesterday. The blazt
originated in tbe basement A large num
ber of tbe 300 guests were at dinner when
tbe first alarm sounded, and a stamped' was
made for the office stairway. Tb smoke
was so dense, however, that they ret rested.
Turning to the front balcony they went pell
mell through the halls, tbe women bein
bustled from si le to side and force 1 against
the walls, while their screams a ids.! to the
confusion and increased the excitement
The Fugitives Escape.
Reaching tbe balcony nearly all the men
leaped over the railing and swung down tc
the pavement below. Tbe firemen thet
placed a ladder against the edge of the bal
cony and the ladies and children were as
sisted to the pavement, all escaping unhurt.
Second and third alarms were sounded,
greatly increasing the excitement, and final
ly tbe firemen cut boles in tbe tiled corridor
for tbe purpose of getting water down on
the blnie. When tha boles were opened.
however, smoke and flames coining up drove
tbem a war. In a few moments tbe entire
hotel was filled with smoke.
A Sick Man's Peril.
H C Parker, traffic manager of tbe Iakt
Erie and Western road, was Wing ill in
room on the fourth floor, James A. Young
being also there. Mr. Parker was unable tc
heed tbe warning to get out, and an exten
sion ladder was raised to bis window. The
sick man was carried down tbe Udder in th
arms of a firemsn, and Young followed. A
few people who yet remained on the second
floor began to get frightened and crowded
out on the veranda. They were in no par
ticular danger, but aa the women were be
coming terribly excited all were brought
down on ladders, anion? them being the wife
of States Attorney Mitchell, who is an in
Getting at tho Fire.
Meauwhile the tile floor of the ofllc had
been again broken open, and the whole fel
in, send i n z sparks and biasing nieces of t mi
ner up to the second noor. Half a dotn
streams were soon brought to boar, and in
thirty minutes the fire was subdue-L The
office and basement of the hotel are a com
plete wreck, and there is more or less dam
age all over the house from Kmok. Every
corridor and most ot tin rooms will bave
to be repainted, anl there is alsc
a great deal of damage to furniture.
There was over f 10,000 worth of machinery
in the basement, and it is all practically
ruine.1. Nr. Keibo:d. the tiroprietor. was
unable to approximate the lossyesU-rdavaft-
ernoon, but competent insurance men place
it at ra.dUO or HO.OtW, covered by insur
ance. The business places in the building
are also bully damaged. Tbe guests speak
in high praise of Landlord ReiboM's activity
in seeing that all were safely rescued.
A Historic Structure.
The Bates bouse is a historic structure. It
was erected in 1S-V1, and during tbe war was
Republican headquarters. From its porticc
Andrew Johnson made one of tbe speech e
for tbe utterance of which tbe attempt was
made to impeach him
FANNED BY THE ENGINE.
Curious Occurrence at a Pittsburg Fire
A SSOO.OOO Blase.
Pittsbi ro. OcU 8. Tbe three-story brick
build mg, 40U feet long and 100 feet deep,
comprising tbe machine shops, car shops.
blacksmith shops and general office of Oliver
Brothers' Tenth Street mill, south side, wai
totally burned last night. Tbe Are started
alongside the engine, and catching some old
waste and stufT spread rapidly. The blaze
caught tbe belt rope controlling the govern
or of the engine and burned it away. With
its controlling power thus gone, the engine
started to run at a terrific sueed and three
large air fans used to drive air through the
works revolved at a rapid ra'eand the dense
smoke and names were driven all through
the building, compelling tbe Bremen to get
out. ineir attention was t hen turned to
saving the puddling mill and other buildings
in tbe vicinity, lhe firemen had several
narrow escapes from falling walls, but none
was seriously injured. The firm will re
build the works at once. Tbe loss is 1300.
000, fully covered by insurance, most of
which is placed in eastern aud foreigu com
One More lastartl Done for.
St. Clairsville, O., Oct. &. John Du-
vall, of Barton, this c uinty, yesterday after
noon shot and seriously wounded Lulu Will
iamson, a handsome young lady of this
place, and then killel himself on the public
street, Duvall is a son of one of tbe owners
of Bart hi mines. He had lieeh regarded as
Miss Williamson's accepted suitor, but was
recently jilted; hence his action. The
wounded lady will recover.
Must Have a Slate Certificate.
jjis moises, is., u t. o The supreme
court yet.ter.isy rendered a decision sustain
ing in t le most sweeping manner tbe medi-
osl pr.rttr -t pa nit tr 1 1 T wrnl,-flr-wt
general aaaembly. Hi.lney Mneber, a trav
eling physician, claimed tbe ruht to prac
tice in the state without a certificate from
tbe state board of medical ezaminers,an d tbe
court ruled against him.
A Visit to Admiral Porter.
Providence, R. L. Oct 8. A reporter
who called at Admiral Porter's residence in
Jamestown yesterday founl t te admiral sit
ting in an easy chair before a grate fire. In
response to a query as to bis health tbe ad
miral said be felt better than for a long
time past, and expected to return to Wash
Tha Pan-American Ielegatee.
Boston, Masa, O -t 8. The delegates to
the All-America congress visited a number
of points of interest yesterday in Lawrence
and Lowell Last night tbey attended the
theatre, and afterwards continued tbeir
Tlpperary Farmers Arrested.
Dublin, Oct 8. Thirty farmers, tenants
on the Smith Barry estate in Tipperary, were
arrested yesterday for refusing to pay mar
ket tolls to tbeir landlord.
First Rain of tha Season.
San Francisco, CaL, Oct 8 The north
ern ana central seen oils oi uaiirornia ware
yesterday visited by tbe first rainfall of
His Hundredth VTas His Laec.
Evakbvillx, Iod, Oct a A Mt Ver
non (Ind) special to Tbe Courier says: Pro
fessor George T. Rice, an aeronaut, of Lex
ington, Mich., employed by Wallace & Co 's
circus, while giving a public exhibition yes
terday afternoon met with an accident which
resulted in bis death. He made a balloon
ascension about 2 o'clock yesterday after
noon, descending in bis parachute, which
alighted with him in the Ohio river just be
low tbe city. Ue became entangled in tbs
ropes of his parachute, and before be could
extricate himself, or aid ooul 1 reach him, he
was arowneu. ne said Just before going up
soai it was nis louatb ascension.
OaVey Hall Enters a Llbol Suit
Ww i ORE, Oct & Ex-Mayor A. O&kry
uau has sued James Bryce, author of "The
American Commonwealth," for libel, plac
ing his damtgesat t-VI.OOO. The libellous
matter, it is charged, is contained in an arti
cle in that book written by Professor Frank
uoodenough, of tbe school of political sci
ence in Columbia college, entitled "The
Tweed RsgUhe," in the course of which Mr.
Hall is referred to as having been a member
of the Tweed ring. Tbe suit has been
brought in London, and it is expected will
to trial about the middle ot tbe month.
IN MAN'S ARTICLES OP I
I CHANGE WITH THE SEASONS.
t5grYe are now well into Autumn with ita changeable weather aud will soon see the ier
cury go downwards in the Thermometer, consequently all ought to prepare for it. In
FURNITURE AND CARPETS,
There is no better place to
TELEPHONE NO. 10f8.
The kin.; of S am ninve-l in l'.ins Mhi Ihv.
E n 1 von () -..ler, a diam ti I d -aler of
New York. I.ns i-Liie i out with (40,000
worth l other Kln'a diamonds.
Max Solomon, of New York, 23 years ol I,
is serving out a s i months' sentence in the
city prison, because he bagged money all day
in order to cut a sweil iu high society during
At Cnrlton, Ore., Monday, two little sons
of J. W, Shellon were playing with an old
pistol, ni.-e. to b unloaded, when the
weaHMi was .lis hargod and one of the chil
Kepurters took a census Sun lay of the
numlier of p -rsons who attend d c turcb in
New York citv, an I the result was 9i,2?T
women and UT, '.'49 men. The weutb.T was
Three mn El McAffrey, William Paul
and Charles Kr .m were killed and another
fatally injun-d by tbe explosion of a steam
threshing m ichms at Sc. Thomas, Dakota,
The father t V. II Hunt, a resident of
TallaiKKwa, tia.. beuic d.-meiite.l. wandered
in.o the Is an 1 the only thine found of
him was a Iki.u c.ii;:iiniii3 on., of bis feet
H had b-o J v.iur.-l by wild hos.
Because, as he s ivs, lhe wh.te people c.f
Missis-1. pi are putting o. sue es in his nav
by refusing tt r.-ut halls for him to eak in.
etc., (j ?n. (.'Imliiiei-s Ins withdrawn Iro n the
racj fr gov.-r.ior on 'Ik- K.pub i.- i i uc';--t
Mr. U.M.Iml... a ni -inK-r of the O. ?. R.,
a northern man an I a H -publicm. the pro
prietor of a bot-l nt .Viusl, O . , Sail r-
day refused t.i permit a colored jiirrma'i io
eat dinner at Ins t.ihle w ith tne other jiiroia,
who wre nil ni.it...
A terr.fl.r Rale luevaile I Mon l.iv tiirousu-
out the Itritish wies, blow n i with tremen
dous force in 1 1 Irish rliaiin-1. M i iv ship
wrecks were reported, telerajih w,r. s were
prostrated, tree wer. upro-i -l. anl tb
Holyhead breakwater demolish!
It was cut r.-ntl v report si in t'niciiro Mon
day that Mike McDonald lit I received a
letter from his w.fa. pm-market 1' it is. aud
that she said she just took a su 1 leu notion to
go to tbe r Xxition, and w-nt S iesir
nothing about the priost Tu rep .it c iul.l
not be co.ifiriiii-.!
IVesiJ. nt Hnrrison has pardoned Mormon
Bishop W. H. Manghan aud Charles K.
nail, who w.re sent to ttie p.niteiiti.irv o:i
charges of unlawful cohabitation aud adul
tery. The supreme court dt-ci.l.sl that a Mor
mon could not be convicted of both crimes
with tbe wiine plural mfj.
apt. Slattery's Ktbr.
St Lor is, Oct. a. Alexander Hunt, who
so brutally lat Cupt S;atterv Sun.lav
morning, li.-is given the Kiii,-e a hold u;kii
bini. lor the gold fram- in w hic i the cat
tain's diamond stu 1 w;is set was f , u id in tbe
closet of his cell. Wh -n he iropHst it there
be thought tbe sewers would rcivive it, but
there is a trap to catch just such evidence.
it is believed that be h:is swallowed the
stone. Capt Slat tery is resting quietly and
will probably recover.
CHir.K. Oct 7.
On the bosr.l of trade to-day quotations
were as follows: w lu-at No. 2 Octolier,
oeued , chned KlVc: leceiuber. opened
mic. cio-ea Ni'4-H-: Slay, ojn ne.1 t-Me
closed s4C. Corn No. 2 October, etied
and clewed .iB ; ovemher. opened Slsji
cleed 31c; May. oened closed S l4c.
iiats-o. tictoiier. os?ned VAt -, closed I ic;
oveml)er. ojK iie I lSo. closed lnH4c: De
e-ember. o;sne l l'.iic. closed lUc Pork
lctober, opened HI.2T'-i. chsted 10.5t; Novem
ber, opened $'.... close.! January .opened
ih.vo, eioxeii ijird October, opened
te.iu, t-losea 5t. v
Live stock Kollowing were, the Cnion
stock yards prices: Horn- Market opened
unsettled, wim light (trades slow anl VitlOc
lower; other grades fairly active at former
prices: liuht grades V Jt. 3; rough pack
in. t:i i; mixed lots. 4.iJi4..; heavy
pacKing ana einppina lot. s-.Mi,t4.2S. Cat
t! tMwt to -h- .r-....r, , . ctata-M.
-i.7i,ii4.-;; eoinimin .nk, S.l.ovJ-'-T-V cows.
Mockers and feeders, f l.T."a3..i.
Hieep Market weaker; natives. ja.0Ua,4.i0;
westerns. SO.5nft4.ut lambs. l.M4."i.ai).
Produce: Kutter Fancy Klein ereaoai rv. ?4
iftiic per lb; best dairc. 'juCt.Sc: packing stock.
i&Sic. Kitrfs Strictly fresh. 1HW&17 oer
do; ice bouse. lVJljijc I'oultry Live hens.
8c per lb; roosters. Sc; turkeys. 10c: ducus.
(Hae; geese, .( I ,J..iO per dot IHtatoee &Y&
c per bu on track: sweet potatoes, f 1.7 s.O'
per nol. Apples iiood to fancy, flAilii3.00
per bbL Cranberries Ss.Uijili.jU pur bbl.
New York. Oct 7.
Wheat No. 2 red cash. (S'.l4c: do October.
HJMic; do November, PTjc; do December.
8Sc. Corn No. 2 mixed cash. 4tM4e; do
Pctoh r. 3W-c; do November. 40i,c; do De
cember. 41c. Oats Dull; No. S mixed cash,
:'; do October. S6-ic; do November, SHc.
Rye-Dull. liarley-Nominal. I'ork Dull;
mess, J12. .V&l .75 for in -pected. Lard Dull;
October. Hi. A; November, J.J; December,
Lire Stork: Catt'e-Market dull: closed
weak: p. or to prime native steers, $3.u r,4.7
ji lis) Its: fair Texas and I'olorad-i do, $..SKV&
B.oS; native bulls an l dry c iws. $1.75 .'.75.
Shep aud Lambs-Firmer and a emu.ll frac
tion hUcber; sheep. 54 iKKa-VW V UMiss: lambs,
S.V2Ti(je.rsi. Hours-Market easier; live bogs.
.Bib fair to best. $4.7d!i.25 1 HI its.
Hay rpland prairie. 17 00
Hjy Tlrnomy nsw fs.Ou.
Hey Wild, SAOUjtffl.ju.
Corn S7ca 30c
Potatoes S S!c
Oosl Hoftllethaid 9.0n
Cord Wood-Oak, Hickory, a.
tl00 Keward U00-
Tbe readers of the Daily A rocs will
be pleased to learn that there is at least
one dreaded disease that science has
been able cure in all ita stages, and that
la catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is tbe
only positive cure now known to the
medical fraternity. Catarrh being i
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 tbe foundation
of the disease, and giving the patient
streng th, by building up the constitution
ana assisting nature in doing ita work,
The proprietors have ao much faith in iu
curative powers, that they oQer one hun
dred dollars for any case that it fails to
cure. enrt for list of testimonials. Ad
dres, P. J. Chenet & Co, Toledo, 0.
Sold by druggists, 75c
trade than at
STOVES AND RANGES
MPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal.
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The litest design of the lone series of ALADDIN Stotes. This is bpautiful in
is ornamentation, novel in many of its
sure and examine this etove aud learn its
buy no other.
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROrn n IT Ti,i k.. hn
so popular that it is being copied as far as
don't be .leceived-buy the Round Oak -
Bgent tor above goods as well as other desirable goods, Hardware, etc.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island.
1605 Second Avenue.
50 dozen Ladies' and Misses fine Cassiraere Gloves
At 20 Cents.
These gloves would be a bargain at 40 cent3.
tyLadies' and Gent's Street and Driving Gloves in the iatPt rail ot.ius n,4
Proprietor of tbe Oid and well-known
Cor. Third avenue andj Eighth street,
Has opened with an entire stock of
Groceries, Dry Goods, jFlour, Feed, Etc.
K?Fresh Farm Produce always on hand
rert iciTr rencw1 of bis old trade
s 8 of vore.
AND DEALERS IN
Flour, Feed, Baled Hay, Straw, Crockery. Glassware, Cutlery.
s$tearnhip Aeency and remittance to any part of Europe.
601 and 603 Ninth Street, Rock Island, 111.
No. 119 Seventeenth Street, Rock Island.
CC!e-.n.ng and repairing done neatly
A. J. SMITH & SON,
M j II Furniture,
e-:' MLIJ-uj i '
Lpyi I Carpets'
I mmi & Drapery,
I ISl ma d Grates.
1 1 ;
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
features is hound to hn a a ciA sailer Rs
irood tx.itits for after ae.in it nu will
thpv rt r4 r A f 7 Iin tai-tfti nnlAiia rtxmt Ina Ktit-
made bv P. D. Beckwith. I am the sole
of the Red Glove, west of Market Square.
and wll try and give patrons prices and treatmant
COMPLETE IN ALL
For Catalogues Address
J. C. DUNCAN,
Call, Compare Stock and
A. J, SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 West Third Street,
Opp. Masonic Temple,