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THE BOCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1S89.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W POTTER.
Wbdifdat, October 9. 1889.
It is estimated that the receipts of the
poetofflce department for the current fis
cal year will fall short of the expenditures
by about t4.50O.OOO. And so it is sll
along the lioe. The shortages in the var
ious departments wilt do their perfect
work, and the "surplus" problem will be
Got.DK weddings are so frequent as to
be of very little account as a novelty, but
a golden divorce Is something unique,
On the anniversary of their fiftieth wed
ding day a bride and groom in Kentucky
brought suit and counter suit for divorce.
After a trial of fifty years they reached
the conclusion that, for them, marriage
was a failure.
Prkmdest IIarkion is still wrestling
with the problem of trying to find a roan
for pension commissioner who can satis
fy the applicants for pensious without
creating a financial deficiency. The
thing Is impossible, of course. The latest
man named a likely to have an oppor
tunity of elm-lining to occupy Corpora)
Tanner's shoes i Kx Gov. lUrtranft, of
Pennsylvania. Two men stand ready to
occupy the position Brown, of Ohio,
and Campbell, of Kansas but their
readiness makes President Harrison shy
rLSATORx Hampton, of South Caro
lina, and ITanis. of Tennessee, are vety
wide apart in their ideas of a correct
solution or the race problem. Senator
Hampton has for a long time advocated
the purchase of land in Mexico, or of an
island, and the colonization thereon of
the negroes of the southern states. Sen
ator Harris being asked what he thought
of such a scheme replied: ! do not con
sider it practicable at a'.l. The negro
doesn't want to be colonized, and if the
devil only had those who are trying to
make political capital out of Lim there
would be no trouble to speak about."
Concerning the victory of Capt. Streck
fus' little packet. Verne Swain, over the
fleet rafter Jo Long, spoken of in last
night's Arocs. the Democrat-Gazette of
this morning says:
The steamer Verne Swain had an in
teresting race just above Cordova. It
was enroute to Clinton when it caught
up to the steamer Jo Long which wss
also on its way to Clinton to meet a raft.
The Jo Long claims to be the fastest raft
boat on the river between Davenport and
Clinton. When the Verne Swain caught
up to the Jo Long the other evening, the
latter increased its speed for the pur
pose of going by the little pas
senger boat, but the Verne Swain
had been fixed up considerably lately
and has been greatly Improved in vari
ous ways. She has had new machinery
put in her and her a need has been greatly
increased on account of it. The captain
of the Verne Swain was anxious to meet
the Jo Long in a race bad been for some
time. Now was the opportunity. The
two boats raced with one another for
nearly a distance of two miles, much to
the amusement of the passengers on
board, when the Jo Long was run ashore,
the Verne Swain continuing her course
serenely up the stream. The Jo Long is
a fast boat, was so fast a month ago that
her captain offered to wager f 1 ,000 that
no other craft on the river between Dav
enport and Clinton could beat her in a
race. It seems that the Verne Swain
CHUKCH LtUI jLATlON.
f'ro rrlli( of ih KpifH-opal t,-ntral
Convpi.ttnn A f'tutlr l Jfti4tion.
New YjKk. Oct V In Uip Kiw.nl gen
eral co iv irion y-Kf--ril-.y the a hhh-uuii of a
hf -In. rreHt"'i out of pn:-t of Cali
I thih wii a?rJ tu, a dim tho ooiisecTa
t n- of Ir. William Is onar 1 ainl 1 km mas
1 1 1.. viih, !,,! iiHh' or sou'bei n Ohio and
M.i-liiiin reiectivi-ly. It ra agrn-l that
tl.e rvvii..ii ,f tti jirayr Ixvik I cm;li-tMi
by this convention A rtoluti.-n jirmit
tms th Mtnl1.i-lim int of tlir primitive
ord.r of uViroiine4-t was r. f-rri l, as was
another wti'Oi cnus" I siiati ri nftV r.l
by .Mr St t of Iilii'ia. for tn rra-
atwm of a )ione f urMj!lir. Another
resolution wbeh r-a:-l a s':r, off Ted tiy
Ir. (ill -on, of New York. r..vil. timt t.a
Athanaiini criwl, aiitli the ilamuutory
rlau-4 iitet, tie Riven a plane in thn prayer
book. Tli (I or tor ei!noied tt.af lil cnly
objeet was one of historic nwi iiiIkhi, ths
criwd ilrtiiig from Urn k.xtlli century.
The resolutioa was rforr"l.
An ex -riitive session was then hel 1, during
Inn whieti 1 l.mr,l .nil llavu-a wera
confirmntl as bishoiis of aoutiMirn Onin na
Michigan rp parti velr, and then the conven
tion con-ailured the institution of an apel
late court without art on, ami alj luruej for
The J lint committee toexamine the condi
tion of the clord -.'op. of the south is no
noun re 1 as foil own: HrVs. I rs. I'hilhpt
Brooks, of Fton; II. r 1. of Kiridn: string
fellow, of Alnlmma. A. (.ny, of 'Irnnesese:
Vibbert, of Illinois; McComiell, of Louis
iana; Wilhur. of Maryland; Htots Dtiurtr,
of Indiana; Morgan, of New York, and
Wilder, of Minnesota.
Oone Lone Way fur Mackerel.
I'Roviscrrows, Man, Oct. The
aukouner Alitw, Cap'. C'uaxe, sailed yester
day uiornini on a luoneor ma kerel fishing
trip to the Cnfie of ( olH is. The vetMal
was given a (l ie seud-otT, Umi (inlnii fl.t In
the harbor being gaily ilet-oratel. Ouiu
were Hre I and three rousing cumrt given as
tba schooner mailed out.
Will Trobably Ievlea Trust.
East LIVERPOOL, O , Out U Yesterday
repreauntativee of all the western pottery
manufacturers, except bell lirna, of Find
lay, O., ntet in this city end gave a bond of
tl.SSJU that hereafter ralea will be main
tained. The association formed la not a trust
as yet, but will probably develop into one.
The Montana Kleellun.
Chioauu, Oc, tt The latest newt from
Mouta ta is to the rtT-t that the Republioans
CtMioede the ek-o'ion of Tisile. Deinoorat, for
governor, aixl that the Dmrat( bare tb
legislature by narrew mijurlty in the
lower boue tie senate Iteinz a tie.
Hard Coal Karket.
Blacksmiths' coal, grate and egg,
t7.5; atove. No. 4 and nut, f 7.75 per
ton. screened and delivered; 25 cents
per ton discount allowed if paid within
ten days. Channel coal for grates, $6
per ton. Now is the time to buy.
E. O. Fkazkb.
I or Bale or Bent.
I will sell my house on Elm street on
easy terms, or will rent the same to good
tenant. Enquire of J. C. Adam or Mrs.
O.J. Dimick, on the premises.
oft Coal for lale
At try yard, corner of Eleventh street
and Tenth avenue, at ten cents per bush
el. B. Davenport.
Aug. SO, I860.
A Willows, (Cal.) farmer on the 22d
of June planted his second crop of corn
from seed grown this year.
A Splendid Pageant at the Na
SIXTEEN THOUSAND MEN IN LINE.
White I'l nines Jind from Carb to Curb
ot Hlstorie I'ennsrl vsnla Avenue The
TVMlitent Reviews the Oisplav fur
Three Honrs, While Thousands Mne
the Route of Marrh The Krone Graph
ically Itesrrtberf Opening ot the Con
clave Iowa Men Kiclnrfed.
YaHiNGTo!i ClTT, Ov-t The triennial
conclave of .he Kuignts Templar was btut
here yesterday. The army of coniman lenes
had been marshaling for aevernl days anl
yeaterdny thore was twating of drums and
inarching and couiiternmrchinn of oin-msnderu-s
in ahony unifrm. Toe national
capital has rar.ily ten so profusely de-or-ated
as it was yestvrJay. The local Masons
did tnenisslves proud in this resp and the
city was a p -rfoct blaa of color so far the
princiMl streets were cMicecned. Kspecially
was this true of I'ennsylvania avenue. From
the capitol to Washington circle there was a
blending array of bunting. Tba route of
the parade west of the treasury department
was not so generally decorated as east of
the Treasury and War ttulldinn-
Prolstbly the simplest and must effective
lecorat ions on the routo were those of the
Insmury and war departments. It was dons
C in-fly nh imnieiisd A.nei i.an fl. The
O lumns of thj long cnlonna le on thi east
r.-ont ot the treasury were wrapped to tta
beighth of about fl .toen feet wit b either an
immense fi or with crosse t ban is of hunt-
iur, s wne red. some white, aoi aom blue,
li j. .
out none oieim sv. every noiel anl many
h 'usea, converte-1 for the time b-inz into
asylums f r the Templar pilgrims, were
adorned with banners or gorgeous de -oration.
These combine 1 in most every case
the device an I inscription of the cominand
erles making their headquarters in the hotel,
with the usual patriotic show of red, white
and blue buntini;.
The Vlsltlnc Kalfhts.
The visiting knifbta hung their shields out
side of their pavilions as at a great tourney,
though instead of the clash of arms and the
rough jousts here knights will strive to outdo
each oiber in courtesy and in the peaceful
contests of the parade and the banquet
board. One feature of the gathering was
the solid, well-dressed, prosperous appear
ance of the average visitor. The com man -derios
appear to be made up from the best
rit tt-ns and leading men ot the cities they
represent. In many cases in the ranks are
prominent men whose names are well-known
beyond their own cities for their services in
war or politics, or their eminence in the
The Throne; from Abroad.
It was predicted by rriends ol the Tem
plars that the crowd present yesterday
would exceed in number that which wit
nessed the inauguration of President Harri
son, but this pre I ict ion was very far from
being realized. The streets were well fil led
with people, and progress slow along the
main thorough: ares, but by no- means well
night imnasiabl, as was the cist on the
4tb of M irch. A moderate estimate would
place the number of visitors at about .'),
IM), and these are nearly ail friends of the
vinous commanderics taking part in the
ptrade. 1 b number of knights in the cily
hit Nsu estimated at from l.'i.iUi to a.1.00.),
comprising over comman leries fro m all
ssetions of the country, and it is estimated
that lh.UUO knights took part in the pageant,
the Paraiters Early Astir.
By V o'clock in the morning the comman
deries were astir, each prep iriog for a plane
in the division of toe grand parade of which
it was to form a part. A short tirai after
this hour the nrst diviiion of the para Je runt,
and, forming on F street, marched to the
Ebbitt house, where It was tof.a-ra the escort
for the grand encampment. Nbortlv after 10
o'clock the grand encampment, escorted by
this division, moved to the capitol. The other
eleven divisions of the parade were formed
near the oapitol at 11 o'clock ready to fall
into line and march past the White House,
to be reviewed by the president, and past the
reviewing stand of the eminent grand master,
lbs Two Reviewing sttands.
A grand stand bad been erected in front
of the White House for the ue of the presi
dent and invited guests, anl the eminent
grand master reviewed the procession from
the stand at the corner of Thirteenth and hi
streets. The line of march was from the
capitol op Pennsylvania avenue, and past
the White House to K street, and down K
street to Thirteenth. On the stand with the
president were Secretary Windom, Sirs.
Harris., lira Halford, Secretary Noble,
Secretary Kusb, Postmaster Oeneral Waoa
maker. Attorney General Miller, Assistant
Secretary Batcheller, Walker lilatue, O-m.
Schotloid, SI iss Sanger, Assistant A ljt O.-a
Vincent and a number of Indiana friends.
Marching Test the President.
A few moments after the presi tent's ar
rival the head of the procession Glad around
the corner of Fifteenth street, and marched
with measured tread in front of the review
ing stand, where President Harrjson stood,
doffiug his bat in response to the salutes
with which be was constantly greetei. E n
inent Sir Myron Park-r, with fort v-live
aides on horseback, six or eight abreast, lol
lowed by the Washington comman ieriea,
beaded the procession. They were accom
panied by tbe Marine baud, which was the
recipient of m iny cheers as it passed the
stand. Secretary Riaine, who entered the
auuid a itats aui. m ,... - as
sembled multitude, was enthusiasticallv
welcomed. Li i Molay oommandery, of tbe
District, escorted carriages coutaining
Uraud Commaiid.r Room and other offi
cers. Tbe grauj commander bowed defer
entially to the president as be passed, an l
this bow was as deferentially responded ta
The Profession feeerlheit.
Steadily, silently, ths picturesque proces
sion passed tbe reviewing stand, every hat
lifted in honor of tbe chief magistrate, tbe
white plumes nodJing till, looking down the
line, one Involuntarily thought of white lil
ies bowing before a blast; then continuing
westward up tbe avenue to Twenty-third
street Washington circle and thence wheel
ing eastnard into tbe magnificent boulevard
of K street. This broad street, straight as
an arrow, without a break for more than
three miles, packed on each aids with people
and lined with a double row of trees, gave
tbe knights a superb welcome. It is tbe
boine of wealth and fashion, and wealth and
fashion poured out with heartiest enthusi
asm to greet the knight.
A Beautiful Spectacle.
The column passed steadily on, stretching
la platoons from rurb to curb, and giving
a beauty to tbe grand old street It had never
worn before, superb as have been ths speo
taoles it has seeu. The luxuriant foliage of
the street is fast disappearing and muck of
what is left is spotted and specked with ths
thousand dyes of October; but through ths
partly denuded branches, looking eastward
from tus circle, ths grand prooeaaion seem id
te wriths in and out with picturesque f raoa,
a marvel f musical motion, a wave of light,
a flash of color, till the eye grew weary In
watching, and ths fancy reverted to knights
of other days and other climes.
Reviewed by Grand Commander lUoms.
When tbe bead of ths procession reached
Mount Vernon square at Ninth and K
streets It halted, and ths Ion? train of
man still in motion along the entire route
of march was brought to rest boon af tr
ward it was again put in motion, and with
the first division formed in open order at
tbe rev iewing stand in tbe square, tbe re
mainder of ths column passed in review be
fore Grand Muster Ruome and ths other offi
cers of tbe grand encampment.
After the parade passed ths reviewing
stand it proceeded to tbe Masonic tain lie as
tbe escort to the grand encampment, which
lagan its secret session immediately on tbe
arrival at the temple.
Three Hon re Passing the Maud.
It was half past three beiore the end of tbe
twelfth and last division parsed ths presi
dent. He had been on bis feet for three
hours, the time tba prore-sion tok in pass
ing tbs stand, and be semed considerably
fatigued. Many persons about him had left
before tbejiarade was half finished. When
the rear of the procession hud gone by tbe
presidential party left tbe stand.
THE ENCAMPMENT vIEETlNG.
Iowa tolagatee Kxeludol The Grand
WASHTXGToa City, Oct 9. Tbe grand
encampment got to work promptly after the
usual welcoming aervloea were over, the
proceedings, of course, being secret It is
known, however, that tbe flint business dons
was to exclude tbe Iowa delegates, because
of tbs action of that commandery in refus
ing to use the ritual adoptee, by the conclave
la his official address, Grand Master
Rooms devut si much up tee to the Iowa
trouble. Hs declared that ae had no feeling
in tbe matter, but that ths Iowa c mmand
ery in presuming to nullify the deliberate
will of tbe grand encamp nent had placed
I self in the position of r-bel lion and there
was nothing left for him I ot to drclars ths
sams. Tbe ritual at isasus bad not com
mended itself to all the stats com
manderiea, nor was ho proposing to defend
it, but while it was law l. must be obeyed.
He hoped the conclave wojld aettls the ques
tion, and trusted that th matter would be
dealt with in a proper spit it, and that all oc
casion for disagreement would be removed.
The convention then adjourned for ths
FIRST BREAK IN THE LINE.
The New York Rase Hall Club Quits the
N'xw York, Oct V. The Herald an
nounces that Ward notified Day Monday
that tbe New York nine bad decided to start
out for themselves next season, aud would
not sign with tbs old club. They have been
offered plenty of finauci tl backing, and have
secured grounds near the Polo grounds.
Tbey would not mnke an offer for tbe New
York club's franchise. Mr. Day, it is said.
thinks Si-riously of sbardoning tbe present
organization and going in with the boy.
Base Hall Scores.
Chicago, Oct. 0 The American Base
Ball association clubs made the following
scores yesterday : At l altimore Baltimore
, Brooklyn 1'- sev.m I mines, darkness; at
Louisville Lm.svUle S, St. Louis V; at
Cincinnati Cincinnati 10, Kansas City S;
at Columbus Colombus-Athletic game
awarded to Columbus to 0, the former fail
ing to appear.
The Pan-Aniei lean Tourists.
Portland, Me., Oct. ft. The members of
the Pan-American coigreas wars at Man
Chester, N. H, yesterday morning, and were
taken to tbe Jefferson mill, where tbey in
spected tbe process of manufacturing differ
ent ki lns of fabric After making a tour ot
tbs different manufactories they boarded
their train, and on their way to this cttv
were busy ith ths sa np es given them at
Manchester, making notos of their prioea,
etc. The train arris i here at 4 p. m., and
after a drive throug tbe city tbey were
formally welcome! bf the mayor. At night
a banquet w as serv.d, aud at 11 p. m. they
proceeded to Worcester.
Meeting of a Women's Congress.
Pxnver, Cola, Cl . Tbe seventeenth
annual congress for the advancement of
women met here yesterday. Various reports
were read. Sirs. Julia Ward Howe, tbe
president, deliver ber annual address. Pa
pers were read by Irs. Louies Linton, of
Minnesota, on women in science, and Mrs.
Helen S. Shed, of Illinois, on women in af
fairs. There are al out fifty delegates pres
ent Mrs. Ooverno- Cooper tendered them
a reception last evening.
Detnpsev Knocks Tommy Warm Silly.
San Francisco, Oct V. Tommy Warren
early yesterday mn-ning met Jack Demp-
sey in a saloon and asked in an insolent way
If Dempsey bad called nim a coward and
faker. D -mpcey snid ysa. Thereupon War
ren led with his right for ths Nonpareil's
face, but fell short Dempsey sprsng up,
and in a half doxei blows stretched Warren
on the fl oor in a d moraiix! condition, so
that his backer bad to carry him out of the
A Day La'iorer'a Rich rind.
Philadelphia, Oct ft A day laborer
named Lv vault fojod SOO.OOO in bank notes
while digging in Lincoln park, near Red
Bank, N. J., Sato relay. The notes were is
sued by tbe Bank of Concord, N. H, many
years ago. S,xuen engraved plates were
found with them. It is conjectured that tbe
notes aud plates "ere buried by a bank rob
ber named Sbera an, who once lived in that
Vicin:ty, and wai drowned twenty-flvs years
Democrats Victorious tu Indianapolis.
IkoiaNapolis. Oct 9. The municipal
election yesterdi.y passed off quietly. But
little interest was manifoeted aod tbe vote
was light. Tbs returns ncjived st 11 30 p.
m. indicated tbe slection of Sullivan (Dem.)
for mayor by fr m 000 to 7iX majority. Tbe
council stands: Republicans, 11; Democrats,
14 a Iemocia4c gain of three and tbe
board of aldert ten a tie at 5 five each a
Democratic gain of one.
HAMttMis, N ib., Oct 9. Tbe Republican
convention of the stats of Nebraska was
called to order jure at 9 o'clock last evening.
Tbe attendance of delegates and spectators
was large, the fi;bt over the place of supreme
judge being intause. At l":3Utbis morning
balloting was commenced and Hon. T. 1
Norval selected for suprsms judge on tbe
Victory for tbo Plan of Campaign.
DlBUM, U.1 ft There was great rejoic
ing yesterday among the tooanta on tbe
Knock Agnee estates of tsar film, sanvaiar,
where tbe plaii of campaign, which was vig
orously enforced for some mouths, has finally
resulted in a (oaielsl victory for tbe ten
ants. The landlord yesterday gave noticj
tbat till their Jsmands would be conceded.
Weir and Murphy Matched to Fight.
Sas Frasc isco, Oct. 9 Tbe California
Athletic club has decided to match Ike Weir
and Billy Mirphy in the latter part of De
cember. It has also decided to match La
Blanche against an unknown in January or
February. Tbs supervisors Tueslay fixed
tbe license for athletic clubs where a slug
ging match fakes place at f J.Oisi per annum,
payable qua -terly in advance, and p aced tbs
fine for the violation of ths law at from f.VA)
Bklppet with Thousand Dollars.
Chicago, Oct 9 Last Saturday A. R.
Peck, con fid -Dtial bookkeeper in tbe Chicago
office of P. liorillard Ac Co., tobacco manu
facturers, ciihed checks for over J 1,000,
which bad lawn left to make up remittances
to traveling men for expenses, an J taking
tba money eft the city. Just what tbe total
taken is, can not be known untd an expert
straightens out Peck's aoxmnta, which are
in a badly muddled condition.
Becretnry Halford Laid t'p Again.
Washis jton ClTT, Oct ft. Private Sec
retary Halford has been sick for some weeks
with an intestinal trouble. About two weeks
ago bs hat! sufficiently recovered to bs at his
deek, but a, few days ago hs had a relapse,
and a faBtiiful operation becamj necessary.
Hs is now confined to his be 1, and will not
be able to resume bis duties for some time.
The Mexicans Cheered the RulL
Cm oi' Mexico. Oct 9 At a bull fight
in this ci'y Monday afternoou a picador was
gored nuerly to death by a bulL Tba sams
bull killed four horses aod ran all ths bull
fighters from the ring, amid tbe applause of
several t'Kiiuan j apectatom
Befased to Swear la the Women.
Chicak), O -t 9. Chief Clark Breunao,
of the C hicago police department, refused
yesterda r to swear in tbe women appointed
nnder the uew factory inspection ordinance,
on tbe g -ound that "a woman cannot legally
be a pul.ceman.
Mat rted Monday, Dead Tsday.
Kkw York, Oct 9. Dr. Eastman, tf
Concert:, N. H., was married Monday at the
SturteVant house to Miss Dalasll. 1
night ho died of consumption. His wife and
friends tarted immediately with tbe body
TALL TOWER TALK.
Eiffel Ready to Overtop the
rWO TH0USAND-F0OTEB PE0P08ED.
Breat Feature for ths American World's
Fair No Engineering Difficulties If
Money Enough Is Provided Chicago
Still Energetically at Work, Although
the French Tower-Ruilder Doesn't Seem
to Know It The Finance Question la
Londox, Oct 9. A well-known London
mgineer, who was one of the 250 members
tf the Iron and Steal inttituta who were en
tertained in Paris last week by M. Eiffel
and the president of the French Society of
Sngineers, gives an interesting account of a
conversation ha had with M. Eiffel, in which
.bst gentleman gave his opinion of the feasi
lilitv of constructing a tower on the plan of
lie Eiffel structure in Paris of such di men
tions as are proposed for the tower to be
jonstructei on the sits of tbe New York
World's exposition ot 191 In this conver
tation M. Eiffel expressed his unbounded
nfllence tbat tbe plan of the Paris
itructnre, with some slight modifications
S'tneh experience had suggested to him,
Muld be safely adopted for a tower twice its
leigbt, and that with this plan a tower of
any altitude desired presented no engineer
ng difficulties whatever, but was simply a
question of outlay. If the American exposi
tion committee were ambitious to possess a
lower 1,. or 2,000 feet bigb, they bad
limply to provide tbefuttdsan I the structure
would rit!3 from the ground in nine months
after I lie or.l-r was t'ivn. Of c urse great
rare wouM lisve to be exercised in tbe selec
tion of a MUlali.e sit' as upon this would de
pend t:ie stat-iiity of the structure.
DO JUST AS WELL AT CHIGAGO.
The Western M el i-olis May Have Need
ol l.:fl'-r Services.
Cricauo, O -t 9. The v. or lo's fair people
ralx- that the time in which a site may I
chosen and th plans for the buildings made
is all too short, and yesterday when a pro
position to at once cbnoas tba site was made
it was favorably considered, though not
acted upon. O. course it is understood that
the committee, which will undoubtedly be
appointed next week, will only recommend
a site to the subscribers of tbe stock, tbe
selection to be approwd by tbe latter when
their company is organized.
An Enterprising Cltlien.
At the meeting of the executive commit
tee yesterday E. J. Cleaver sent in a commu
nication whic'i cause.! considerable merri
ment He thinks it would be a great thing
for the the fair to bring the bones of Chris
topher Columbus from Havana, where hs
says they are interred, and put a monu
ment over tbem here. He modestly sug
gests that be be employed to go to Spain to
arrange this delicate matter, armed with
letters from the Roman Catholic bishop of
Chicago, Chief Justics Fuller, tbe author
ity of tbe government an I the state, and a
few other trifl. s ot that kind. Mr. Schwab
proponed tbat tbe communications lie re
ferred to James O. Blaine. Tbe secretary
was instructed to inform Mr. Cleaver that
the committee thought bis scheme inexpedi
ent Site tor tbe Great Show.
Notics was given by Robert Lindbloratbat
at next week's meeting he would move tbs
appointment of a committee of twelve to
recommen i a site for tbe exposition to the
subscribers to the stock. This was favorably
Gen. John B. Canon presented a long com
munication suggesting tbe appointment of a
committee of seven, consisting of two civil
and two mechanical engineers, two archi
tects, and one other, t l-e cbiMD from tbe
best available material in the country, to
formulate at once tbe plans for constructisn.
Action on this was deferred until tbe uext
P. E. Studetatker suggested yesterday that
arrangements be at once made for a conven
tion in this city of the leading manufactur
ers of tbe east and wt, comtiimng all in
dustries, to give expression to their senti
ments regarding tbe world's fair.
Indorsement from Abroad.
George W. Slgwick, president of the Se
curity Savings biuk of Kansas City ; Louis
Dragon, a prominent street railway man of
tbat city, and H. P. Frouty, of Hamilton
county. New York, were among tbe callers
at headquarters. Mr. Sedgwick declared that
everytsly in Kansas City was in favor of
lb cso, and that fet Louis could not possi
bly get the fair. Mr. Dragon said ha thought
Congressman Tarsney, of Kansas City,
would vote for Chlcsgo, and Mr. Prouty
said be was only one ot toe many New 1 ork
era who favored Cbicigo,
At a meeting of the Business Men's asso
ciation of Evansville, lnd., resolutions were
adopted emphatically endorsing this city as
tbe site for the fair, and requesting Judge
Parret, tbe congressman from tbe Indiana
First distric. to vote tbat way in conresa.
Kew York and the World's Fair.
New YORK, Oct 9. It hna been decided
by tbe promoters of tbe world's fair here
tbat tbe whole subj -ct of finauces b left un
tu it is approximately known bow much
money is wanted.
Tbe committee on site and buildings for
tbe World's fair yesterday adopted tba
Mornin;aide, Riverside and Central park
site. Tbe use of Central park is to be limit
ed to such portion north of Ninetv-seventh
street as are "physically available and shall
found absolutely iifcuinrT. The com
mittee favor legislation by saiHk
owned by individuals within the limits of
tbs proposed site may be obtained by c -
detonation. The estimated cost of purchs
of such lands is f 12, 000,000.
Illinois State Tax.
pRi!CGFiKLU, I1L, Oct 9 Tbe state board
of equalisation is about through with its
work. Tbs total appraisement of property
in tbe stats is as follows: personal, fl4o.
752,5s; lands, 33LMi,3iO; lota. J37,4$5,
5i6; railroad property, 71.3&1.453; capital
stock, 1 13,31,6&; total, -). 770, &. This
I" $15,853,752 maws than last year's appraiei
A Decided Home Kale Gain.
Lokdosj, Oct 9. Tbo result of tbe election
in Psterboro Monday was an unexpected
blow to the Unionist causa. Mr. Morton,
tbe successful candidate, is a Gladstonian
and an advanced Radical, and he takea the
place in tbs house of commons of a Unionist
who had bean elected by a handsome major
ity over his Gladstonian opponent
Illinois Colorsd Men's League.
Sprikcfiklo, Ills, Oct 9 Ths colored
men's conference yesterday decided to issue
a letter to the colors 1 people of tba state.
giving tbs objects of the league to be the
breaking down of the color-liue and encour
agement of tbe race in material progress. Tbs
condition of ths negro south is referred to,
and tbs national government appealed to to
bring to bear the majesty of tbe law to the
and that the life and property of the Amer
ican negro may be as safe in Louisiana, Mis
sissippi, tsouth Carolina, ts?rgia, and Texas
as It is in tbe northern states. In tbe even
ing the conference was addressed by Gov
ernor rifer, Senator Cullom, Hannibal C
Carter, and others. Tbe convention refused
to invito Uen. Palmer to make an address.
AIlou O. Myers Seat to sfalL
Colcmbcs, O., Oct Yesterday Allen
O. Myers, of Tba Cincinnati Enquirer, was
sentenced by Judge David F. Pugb, of the
common picas court, to fifteen days in jail
and a fine of $250 for contempt of court
Tbe contempt wss in Mr. Myers publishing
in ins inquirer a year ao last spring
caustic article on Jude Pugb during the
trial of Montgomery, one of tba Franklin
county persotfS indicted for the tally-sheet
slection forgeries, of whom Mr. Myers was
Conaoetlcnt'e Wet Majority.
Hartford. Conn rw- a Ta.. fn.i
turns, with a dossn towns to hear from, give
o,oo majority against tba prohibitory
A FIERY TERROR.
Peculiar Accident at a Gas-
TWO PERSONS LOSE THEIH LIVES.
Bad Joint In a Four-Inch Oas-Ptpa
Causes a Novel Mishap by Which a
Clergyman Is Boasted to lemth Res
cue of a Number of the Crews of ths
Geographlsine and Swift Three Men
Killed by Carelessness.
Kokomo, Iud., Oct 9. The citizens of Je
rome, a small town fourteen miles east of
this ci:y, arranged for a gas-well display
Monday night and took for tba purpose the
Diamond Plato gas well, just drilled there,
and the strongest well in the sUts. A sixty
foot four-inch pipe was laid from the well,
and to this was attached a four-foot elbow
vertically. Just when the torch was applied
tba end which projected upward was pushed
over on tbe ground aod the immense pressure
hurled the sixty feet of pipe around among
the spectators with terrible force.
A Clergyman Boasted to lteaih.
Most of tbe youuger people in the crowd
were able to make good their escape from
the roaring flams which bunt from ths pipe,
but several were caught Cbusa Warmon,
pastor of the Friends' church, was literally
roasted to death. John liogue was so badly
burned that be cannot recover. Hiram
Overman was knocked down in the stam
pede and sustained a fracture of the skull.
Frank La Rue bad his leg broken, and ampu
tation was I ound necessary. A number of
others were slightly burned or hurt in the
rush for safety.
SAVED TWENTY-SEVEN MEN.
Further Rescues or the Crew or the Ueo
graphlque and Swift.
Dalrocsik, N H., Oct 9. The British
Darn a em Ksiiar, uni Mtevens, has ar
rived here with Capt Lis well and eleven of
the crew of tbe Bi itish ship Minnie Swift,
which was sunk iu collision with tbe French
steamer Oeoranhique near St. Pierre,
Miquelon. The Petit Celiac bad on board
six cattlemen who were on tbe steamer Cl-'-ograpbique,
anil nine men belonging to tbe
British bark Zuletti, which was abandoned
Sept 11 in a waterlogged condition, and
wboes crew was rescued by tbe Minnie
Swift Four men, the stewardess and Miss
Masters, a passeuger on the Swift, were
drowned, and one man is missing. Capt.
Thompson, two boys anl two men belong
ing to tbe Zuletti were drowned, and one
man is missing. Tbe persxis belonging to
the Zuletti lost their lives at the time of the
collision between the Swiit an 1 Olograph -ique.
A Train Crew'e Fatal Carelessness.
CuiTK.tNG, Wy. T., O.H. 9 With but
one train ou tbe entire line of eighteen miles,
there was a fatal collision Monday niht on
tbo Carboa cut-oft, a Union Pan flu coal
spur. A construction train dropiie-1 two
cars on the main line, there bing no side
tracks, and. returning ouly twenty minutes
later, backed a flat car loaded with navvies
into the two cars. O.ie gra ier was killed
and two others mort-ly injured There
careless crew abandoned tbeir train and tied
to escape the wrath of tbe laborers, who
threatened to lynch them. OlHoers are in
Carried Into the Whirlpool.
Niagara. Falls, Out, Oct 9. Joseph
Percy, of this place, while duck shooting
yesterday on the Niagara river a short
distance below the Maid ot the Mist landing,
broke one of his oars, aud losing control ot
his boat was carried down into the rapids
and thence into the whirlpool, where he was
rescued by Frank Powell Percy was taken
to the Whirlpool hotel in a dying condition.
Wroched by Two Cows.
Portland, Ore., Oct 9. Tbs south-bound
California express was wracked by striking
two cows on the track Monday night near
Balsey, Ore. Tba fireman was instantly
killed and tbe engineer seriously injured.
None of the passengers was injured beyond
being shaken up.
Struck by a Train and Killed.
Bostox, Oct 9 Thomas F. Burbank,
aged 5o, superintendent of tbe Bay State
Brick company, was struck by a train while
driving over a Fitchburg railroal crossing
in North Cambridge Monday and instantly
The Turk Plays a Double Oanae.
London, Oct 9 Tbe Daily News pub
lishes a letter from a correspondent in Creti
which confirms tbe report that Chakid
Pasha, the newly-appointed governor of the
island, is playing a double game. After ob
taining tbe confidence of tbe Christians by
professions of friendship for tbem and prom
ises of protection be allowed bis Turkish
troops to pillage and persecute tbem. This
correspondent gives many details of Turk
ish atrocities, aud sends a list of Christians
who have been either killed, banished or in
Veiled rrophet Parade at PL Louis.
St. Locis, Mix, Oct 9. The twelfth an
nual pageant of the Veil,-d Prophets occurred
last night, and was greeted by almost ths
entire population of ths city, reiuforced by
310,000 visitors Tbo crowd was perhaps
larger tnan that or any preceding year. Tbe
subject of Illustration "Scenes from Comic
Opera" was maguibcently presented, but
failed to arouse tbe enthusiasm of the rural
sight-seers, as did those of past years per
haps because of a want of familiarity with
A Costly fire ot Cleveland.
Cleveland, Oct V Firs last night in
tbe wholesale grocery establishment of Will
iam Edwards & Co., on Water street, which
started on tbe fourth floor, destroyed ths up
per part of tbe building, and tbe fljod of
water poured into it destroyed to a
great degree the stock on all tbe fl aora Tbe
estimated Ions is $135,01X1; covered by insur
Meetinat of tbe " T pothetio."
St. Locis, Oct 9. Ths third annual con
vention of tba United Typotbetae began bets)
yesterday. In reply to an address of wsl
coma by D. O. Barnard, of St Louis, Presi
dent McNally, of Chicago, aald the organisa
tion, called into existence in consequence of
a strike inaugurated by Chicago compos
itors, had ateadily grown in membership.
Its advantages bad become so manifest tbat
tbs association wss now on a permanent
basis. The speaker disclaimed any hostility
toward the Typographical union, and ax
pressed tbe belief that tba organisation of
tbo Typotbetm would improve tba relations
between employers and employes. A reso
lution was introduced declaring that the
adoption of an eight-hour system is not de
manded at present
An Aelor Dies la Bis Dressing Boom.
Nxw York, Oct 9. Charles P. Bishop,
ths actor, who played a prominent rota in
tba comedy "Lord Cbualey," at tba Lyceum
theatre, died while changing his costume la
the dressing room after the first act last
evening. E Sothern, ths leading actor In
the play, appeared before too curtain and
announced Mr. Bishop's sudden death, and
dismissed the audieuoe. Mrs. Bishop, who
was with her husband when he died, waa
prostrate J by the shock.
A Role aa to Divorce Trials.
New York, Oct 9. The supreme court
judges ot this district yesterday amended
the court rules so that hereafter divorce
suits where no defence is interposed must be
tried in court and not aent to a referee.
Fare well to the Missionaries.
New York, Oct 9 A fare all n-ceptlosi
was tendered yesterday by prominent New
York Prssbyterisns to twelve Presbyterian
missionaries, wbo sailed to-day for Bombay
in charge of Rev. C a Newton, D. D.
Eight Jurors la ths Cronln Case.
Chicaoo,' Oct 9. Four mora jurors wsre
sworn in yesterday in ths Crooin oase,
George L. Corke, W. a North, Henry IX
Walker and Frank Allison. This makes
sight jurors now secured.
are now well into Antnmn with ita changeable weather aud will soon see th Met
cury go downwards in the Thermometer, consequently all ought to prepare for it. In
FURNITURE AND CARPETS,
There is no better place to
TELElUlOs'K NO. 10M.
Years of Experiment
CDII CDWFinally Discovered. A Cure - vtMVZ
Judge Bjnce, of Port Huron, Mich , wha
would have lawn 102 rears old Nor. 14 next,
died iu tbat city Tuesday.
Fire occurred Tuesday in tbe tuildings of
the School of Mcdiciue at 1'aris, and tbe
great amphitheatre waa destroyed.
At Buffalo Tuesday morning Charles F.
Orris shot bis mother dead while aha slept,
and then rut his throat with a raaor.
It took all d ly Tuesday an 1 201 ballots for
the Republicans of the Twentr-oioth sena
torial district of Xew York t.j select a candi
date The brigant iiio Zuteika, of Rvlfasr, waa
wrecked near Valentia, Irelan 1, during tba
severe storm o:' Monday, aud every one of
her crew was drowned.
Tue new French chambers will meet dur
ing tbe first week of i.ext month. The 8 lirl,
a fans nespr, says lieu. Bou'anger is
as good as dead politically.
Dr. Martin, of Philadelphia, Cony res man
rVin.laTa physician, sail Tuesday tbat his
pat lenl's condition was not such as to give
his friends cause for serious apprehension.
Tbe storm which swept over England and
Ireland Monday has dime incalculable dam
age. Many bouses in both countries were
blown down nud many people injured.
Very few fatalities are reportel, however.
Since the treasury departm nt abolished
stamps on opium boxes, 11,000.000 worth of
the drug has been sold iu San Francisco,
while the imports have not been oue-tenth of
that amount This means wholesale smug
gling Mrs. Snell, widow of the murdered Chi
cago millionaire, has not ifl si the park com
missioners of that city that she is ready to
erect a 1.23.000 fountain and clock tower in
Union park to tbe memory of her husband.
The gift has Iwn accepted.
Mrs. FriU Kaix, 27 years old, of 443 Bel
den aveuue, Chicago, Tuesday kill! herself
and C-weeks-old lbe with carbolic acid,
both dying in horrible agony. She was in
sane. The baby cried and annoyed her, and
she poured the acid down its throat; then
after watching its dying throes she took tbe
A remarkable dinner party was given by
the sisters in marge of Biit's hospital, Cin
cinnati, Tue lay. Twenty-six of the in
mates sat down to table. Fifteen were over
la) years of age, eight over 7J, one 68, an
other 67, and at the head of the table sat a
woman jut h'i years oliL Tbe last men
tioned was Mrs. E iznbeth Sc!iulten.
Omoaoo. Oct. 8.
On the board of trade to-day quotations
were aa follows: Wheat No. 5 October,
opened and closed Sitj-; December, opened
NHjic, cl-ed :y-sicr May. opened t5c.
dosed B.VV. Corn No. - October, opened
S4C. led :s : November, opened iac,
closed Umic: May, oHned SI1-, closed Sc
Oats-No. 2 t)titr. o ened IS , dosed issc;
NocemlsT. opene I V." tc. cloevd 1! so; May,
openel 2 ltc. rhewd Pork October,
oened $!' "st, che I il".m; November, opened
$".5 close.t '.',::'; January, opened 9.3,
closed .-':'. Lard -October. peued 9Aa.
closed fA -U
Live stock-Kol'owin ; were the Union
sto-k yards price; Hojs-Markut opened
fairly a tiv . with 1et lot 5c hi.-her; later
now at-oner. with heavy an I mii.d lota Set
less blither: liirht erml,". 1.1 o.eavta:
pm-iihc. sa.ift4K iNiKot lot. S.aft4.
heavy parking atiJ slilpi'intf lot", $l.'iii4 dU.
t attle ;mm) to c hoic- liK- hiirher. Ss.OUiis.Sii-.
extra, tt.ttr,, i. S; p.r to fair. tt.iHli-S.RO;
roavs. $1.: it :.K stockers and feeders. Jitti
ft2.w. MiM-p-Market slow, natives. $.UsR
west rn. J Ifilll'i; Tex a us, ?.5&.UU;
lambs, $1 a;t,VilL
Produce: Putter- Fancy Kltrin creamery. S4
per ll: best dairy. ai?t .Y: packim? stock.
Hsifttc. Kfc-irs Strictly fresh. ltiiIT per
do Ice house. laiilYyc. Poultry Live hens.
Sc per lb: r.swters. .V; turkec. 10 : ducss. ht
lHc; geese. Jrt.iaim.Vl per d w. PotaVNts SVJ
Jc per bo on track: sweet potatoes, $1.7 3iu
per bhl. Apples sJood to fancy, l.&i&SUO
per blL Cranberries fs.tMtfrs.jii per bhl.
New York. Vt. 8.
Wheat - No. 2 red winter cash. (Sic; do
October. do Nnvcmlwr. HIc; do De
cember. 74. Corn No 2 mixed cash. ie;
do Octolar, .S"(.': do November. V; do De
cember. 4"Ph". Oats -Dull; o S mixed
cash, ISxVSiImc: do October. 2tir: do Novem
ber, asv. Kye Dull. Barley Nominal.
Pork-Duil; uiesn. $U..o&l .75 for in-pec ted.
Lard -yu let; October. o.7. November
Livesto.k: Cattle-No trading In beeves;
dressed beef, steady: native sides. : JTlc V
X T-xas and Colorado do, "isjlc. Shoes and
lambs No iinHrtant change in values, but
tinner fsrliu: shi-ep, fl.tlrtStf 1m t.
lames. ST'.'H.Gu. H, k-Steadv: tl.aUfc&iil W
Hay fpland prairie. $7.00
Hay Tfmotn new s.ou.
Hey Wild, K.0li!4.,u.
cosl Soft Us : haicl sa On
Cord Wood Oak, $4.K; Hickory, S-v
$100 Esward (100.
The readers of the Daily A Rous will
be pleased to learn that there is at least
one dreaded disease tbat science bas
been able cure In all its stages, and that
ia catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure ia tbe
only positive cure now known to tbe
medical fraternity. Catarrh being a
constitutional disease, requires a consti
tutional treatment. Mall's Catarrh Cure
is taken internally, acting directly upon
tbe blood and mucus surfaces of the sys
tem, thereby destroying tbe foundation
of tbe disease, and giving the patient
strength, by building up the constitution
and Assisting nature in doing iu work.
Tbe proprietors bare to much faith In ita
curative powers, tbat tbey offer one bun
dred dollars for any case tbat it fails to
cure. Ben ror list or tea timonials. Ad
dres, F. J. Cheney & Co, Toledo, O.
Bold by druggists, 75c.
rr i ii M 1 1
egaS5g lrA TheALBERT
IN MANY ARTICLES OP
CHANGE WITH THE SEASONS.
trade than at
No. 1623 Second Avenue,
and research, a POSITIVE
a I I I I I Ml II II II II II U I nas rWK
TV ll W kl US-JS- Further Information I
STOVES AND RAXORS.
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coai.
The Uteri design of the long series of ALADDIN Stores. This is beam if ul in
its ornamentation, novel in many t.f its features is bound to be a good seller Be
bu70Mh inelh,8fllove-d,"l80i Points for after sceiug it you will
I have of course a supplj of the celebrated R0CXD OAKS. This has been
so popular that it .. being copied a. far as they d.re ov unscrupulous part", but
Koua au sen as oiaer
Cor. Third avenue
1605 Second Avenue.
This week 25 dozen Ladies' Foster Hook fine Kid Glove
Only So Cents.
Gent's driving gloves, tine dre3s and street gloves.
Ladies Gloves fitted.
Sign of the Red Glove, west of Market Square.
Proprietor of the Old and well-known
C3-IF2. OCE IFS ,
Cor. Third avenue and Eighth street,
Has opened with an entire stock of
Groceries, Dry Goods, Flour, Feed, Etc.
CgFresh Farm Produce always on hand
ssrore" d,r" ",neW'1 l hU old trd ,Dd wt!1 rJ nd Si' patrona price, and treatment
No. 119 Seventeenth Street, Rock Island.
tSTCIeaning and repairing done neatly and cheaply.
A. J. SMITH cSc SON,
CURE for .s.--r :
MEDICAL CO. Cleveland, 0.
aesirawe goods, Hardware, etc.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
and Twentieth St., Rock Island
COMPLETE IN ALL
For Catalogues Address
J. C. DUNCAN,
Tiles and Grates.
Call, Compare Stock and
A. J, SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 West Third 8treet,
Opp. Masonic Temple,