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THE HOCK ISLAND AUGUS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 189.
THE DAILY AltGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Thursday. October 10. 1889.
At th Tkeair.
Beach & Boweri' famous minstrels
Rare ao exceedingly clever performance
to a Urge audience at Usrper's theatre
last evening. Tbe first part was novel
and on the spectacular order, showing tbe
customary semi circle with bsnd grouped
in the rear; but the surroundings were
beautified with special and very hand
some scenic effects, the band appearing
in Turk lob costume with white faces,
while the burnt cork artists were richly
attired in Fhakespearian costumes. The
son us were new and well rendered, esv
perially was this true of Alf Marcbem's
"Baby and I," a touching little melody
and one of the sweetest things ever beard
on the minstrel stage. The feats of Mon
cayo the boneless contortionist, were
wonderful; tbe Mexican drill wss unique,
Otis Rowers ttie comedian, was a whole
show In himself In bis original creation
f the stump seakor; Reach and John'
sons "run on the Quiet," was
enjoyable; I'liss. Ossn.lc, the funny
musical artist, enve a side-splitting
entertainment and the knockabout
feat of Rows and Johnson were
the best ever seen here. The whole con
cluded wiih the new extrayaganra,
"Aunt Hanna's Christening." There is
a striking contrast indeed between the
entertainment of last night and the one
given by tbe company on its former ap
pearance here. Come agsin.
Tonight the Burleigh Dramatic com
pany, under the management of A. R
Wilher, opens a three nights' engagement
at Uarpei's theatre. The New York Zi'.
patch says of tbe organization:
Notwithstanding the disagreeable
weather last evening, an audience of fair
proportions asst-mltled al the York
opera iiousj to witness the presentation
of the romantic melodrama, "The Black
Spider." by the Burleigh company. The
play Is a strong one, and owing to its ad
mirable rendition, immediately scored a
success an1 received generous applause.
The company one and all were seen to
advantage, and are undoubtedly the
strongest collection of performers gath
ered together in one company playing at
W. J. Scanlon, tbe great iomedian of
"Peek a Boo" fame, appear) at the new
Burtis in Davenport tomorrow night in
his latest comedy success, "Miles Aroop,"
introducing all the songs which have car
ried his name far and wide. It will be a
great treat, such as tbe people of tbe
three cities will appreciate as well as en
A truly great musical event is at hand
io Davenport in the appearance at the
Burtis opera house on Friday evening the
ltb inst , of the renowned Campaniai
Whitney Opera and Concert company,
comprising, besides the world renowned
tenor. Italo Campaniai, and the famous
American tiMso, Mynor II. Whitney, the
charming young contralto, Clara Poole,
and the extraordinary soprano artist,
Signoria Clementina Devere justly
styled the Jenny Lin.l of tbe day. These
great singers and others of the remarka
ble company will be heard in a good con
cert and also in the magnificent third act
of "Faust." in costume and with com
plete scenic accessories. A great attend
ance may he relied upon on the occa
sion. The advance sale of seats will open
on Monday next.
ftiMMt fUrlllnr on a River Suanni.
Nkw Or.i.r.ANH, t vt. in. Tim Timos-Democrat's
St. J w--j.li (!..) smi-inl says: About
5 o'cliM-k Ihs; vniim;, wtiil the steamer T.
I'. Latlir wu roiiii.liiif; to at B.imluraut
UoiiiiiK. lire l.rokf out in the cotton on the
Inrtionril pimr.l It trea1 rapillv, but at
tlir was no win I tu captain and crew, by
throwing tl seventy turning Italia over
Utarrl, ure able to nvi the boat undam
aged. It wai a quick iici- of work, show
ing Rreat prwuniv of mind, gol Judgment,
and rlorllent dunplinn on the part of tbe
offli-sr and men.
('plain MUtlery'e Cnnillllon.
HT. Loci, Odl.. ID. CapL D. V. HUttory,
tbe victim of the brutal assault at Jefferson
and ("a avwiu-s lat Suuday morning, was
worse jrml'T lijr nn l there was snm anxiety
anionic his friend as to his ultimate recov
ery. 11m i .i.fT..rtiii7 more than at any time
since be w o crimlly b-Mt.-n Mia wounds
consHt of a lotifc rut in the twick of the bead,
twtly ltttre I farv. nnd a number of
bruUee i.n th. Tl ritamotxla of
wbirb he was rolibtl bnve not jwt
That Mrt'nyllalflald Atrocity.
Lot'iMViLl.t, Ky., (t 10 The Moun
tain Monitor, of 1 ik-vil.., in tbe region of
Its Mrf'ny-Hnfilc g'i'ii;. snys it has not
heard of the allcc lour lr of a bridal
couple and the ofllriatmir minister, said to
have oeuurred in I'ike cuiiuiy ten days ago,
an account of which was telegraphed to the
newspaper of the north, and by tbem dis
seminated through the press associations.
Mnnumeiil In (ireen Mountain nays.
Gettykbtru, f'a., Oct 10. Tbe monu
nient erected by the state of Vermont io
memory of the Oracn .Mountain boys wbc
fell In the great ba'tle of Istl'l was dedicated
yesterday, rwnatr.r E linmids delivering tbe
oration, and a poem by Julia C. Dorr bomg
read. Other pronnneut V ermonters, mili
tary and civilian, also took part in tbe ex
Honor to m fcsport see Her.
Torotto, Ont, Oct. 10. A testimonial
banquet was given to Oarsman William
O'Connor, at tbe Albion hotel, Tuesday
night Mayor Clark presided, and about
MX) prominent citia-ins sat d . wn to tbe tablea
O'Connor was presented with a check for
11,01)0 and a diamond pin.
Heeding Trichina to Meaieo.
Citt or Mexico, Oot, 10. The Universal
(newspaper) Miy that trlohina bas been die
covered in the hogs Imported from the United
Htatee In Man Luis FotosL
('remitted the Trained Animals.
CiTTor Mexico, Oct 10, Fire Tuesday
afternoon destroyed the Caliieron theatre at
Zacateraa All the educated auimals be
longing to Bolvania were consumed. Onset
tbe attache perished in tbe flame.
Mr. Mike McDonald.
Kew York, Oct 10. Mrs. Mike McDon
ald is still at tbe Fifth Avenue boteL Bbe
bas not made up her mind yet what she to
going to do to earn a living, and still says
tbat abe Is not going back to bar husband's
bom. Bbe bat not beard from him yet, but
seems tj think that be will make overtures
fur a reconciliation.
Another Oladatonlan Hetaraed.
London, Out 10. Tbe election to fill the
vacant parliamentary seat for Elgin, which
took plane Tuesday, resulted in the return
of Mr. Keay, Oladatonlan, by a vote of
a,571 to 8,0S for his Unionist opponent, Mr.
Thousands of Vie tint of Hmall-Pox.
Bebuh, Oct 10. The small-pox is raging
in tbe government or Oppeln, Prussian Si
lesia, and lie victims are already counted by
They Storm tha President's
Mansion 20,00 Strong.
RADIANT SCENE AT A RECEPTION.
Sir Knight and Their Ladle tialute the
Chlr Maa-latrate Two-thirds of the
Throng Kail to Reach the Reeaptlon
Room Kaonraloa of Thousand to the
Tomb ol the Father of Hia Country
MnMale Orphan Boy Carry Off the
lrlll Honor Iowa Reinstated.
Washington Citt, Oot 10. The recep
tion tendered tbe air knight and their ladies
by President Harrison at tbe White House
last night was, as usual on siinil.tr occasions,
a very brilliant affnir. Tbe sidewalks by 7
o'clock in the vicinity of tbe mansion were
tbrone.1 with sir kuigbu and lady com
panions, and long lines of pMjle two and
four abreast extended for squares in differ
ent direction waiting for the reception to
begin. At H:W the doors of the White Hons
were opened, and the people bean to enter.
Tbe mansion was handomly decorated for
the occasion, potted plants, tropical flowers,
and bedn of rone being everywhere in pro.
fusion. The s wcious E tst room was bril
liantly illuminated, and perhaps never be
fore, with the gorgeous uniforms of the sir
knigbta and the handsome ooatutnea of their
ladies, bas it preeonted a more animated ap
pearance. Received la the Red Room.
Tbe president received in the Rl room,
assisted by Mix Harrison, Mrs. Windom,
Sirs. Milter, Mr. Nobl t, Mrs. Rusk and all
tbe members of the cabinet, except Secreta
ry Proctor, who is out of tbe city. They
were at first introduced to tbe president by
kininent Sir Knight Myron M. Parker, of
this city, and be shook hands with each; but
as tbe throng in waiting seemed endless tbe
president soon abandoned hand-shaking, to
expedite tbe twaga of the crowd. The sir
knights and ladies tben paased along rapidly,
faluting the president as tbey passed by.
Tbe guests entered the front doorway and
pa seed out on tba rear portcg . into the
grounds south of tbe White House, which
were brilliantly illuminated with Chinees
lantern and colored lamp. A stream
poured In and out of the mansio i until 11
o'clock, wbn the front doors were closed.
There were perhaps 20,WU people In lin,
waiting to shake bands with or get a glimpee
of President Harrison, but not more than
one-third of this numtsrr reached him. It
was a lovely moonlight night, and many
of tbe commandery bands escorted their
members to and from the White House
the ladies accompanying the sir knights,
marching with them along tbe smooth as-phaltum-covrred
Vult to Mosul Vernon.
One of tbe feature of tbe day was tbe trip
of tbe Illinois and other coinmandenes to
the tomb of Washington at Mount Vernon.
There were about 1,000 Ulinoisaus and hun
dreds of others and tbe river was full of
s rea tners for awhile, carrying tbe crowds to
Mount Vernon. Tbey all landed safely
after a pleasant trip, tbe air resounding
with the music of tbe bands taken along.
Altogether there were about ?.(s0 excur
sionists, many of tbem ladies. Upon arriv
ing at tbe tomb Impressive ceremonies were
held, aud Commander Cassette and Dr. Lor
Imer, of Chicago, made eloquent addresses
in honor of tbe memory of Washington.
The Iowa Masons Forgiven.
At the session of tbe grand encampment
in tbe afternoon tbe Iowa case cams up.
Past Grand Master James H. Hopkins, of
Pittsburg, Iowa, chairman ot the committee
on jurisprudence, brought in a report which
recommended tbe adopttou of a resolution
sustaining the grand master iu declaring the
Iowa commandery in rebellion, and then ex
pressed tbe opinion that tbe Iowa members
bad bean punished sufficiently, and recom
mended tbat tbe order interdicting all Tem
plar intercourse with tbe grand commandery
of Iowa and the other Knighta Templars
of the United States I no longer considered
in force. A love-feist prevailed on all sides,
and amid Oonsid Table enthusiasm tbe reso
lution of tbe committee we adopted and tbe
grand commandery of Iowa was cordially
welcomed back Into full fellowship.
Gave Some F.xhlhttlon Drill.
Washington Citt, Oct 10. The exhibi
tion drill of Knights Templar commander
iea at tbe capitol base ball grounds yester
day waa witnessed by more than 4,000 people.
Tbe gay attire of the knights was conspicu
ous among tbe crowd, while tbe attendance
of ladies was very large. Tbe day was bright
and tree tr. As each command -ry marched
on tbe ground it received libera! applause.
Among tboee taking part were Apollo corn
man lory, Utica, N. V. ; tbe Louisville aud
De Molay cotnmand'ries, of Louisville, Ky. ;
Detroit commandery; St Bernard, from
Chicago, and a number of other. Tlie evolu
tions were beautifully execute.!, and elicited
continued exclamation of surprise and de
light The "Kids' Wear the Honor,
But it was "the boys" who carried tbe day
by storm. When "the little oomms.nd-'ry"
from tbe Masonic Home at Louisville, Ky.,
came npon tbe field, accompanied by tbe
DsMolay and Louisville comman ieries, with
their bands playing "Old Kentucky Home,"
tbe spectator cheered vociferously. The
boys executed tbe most difficult manosj
vres known to tbe Knigbta Templar manual
drill and the various figures with such perfec
tion in detail that It was difficult to discover
a flaw of any movement Tbe applause that
followed each movent nt fairly kept tbe boy
arming to . mm4 t , i
What la the Meaning of This T
Albany, N. Y., Oct lu. Tbe New York
Base ball club waa incorporated yesterday
by John B. D iy, Charles P. Abbey, Freder.
ick J. Davia, William E. Dubois, and Frank
M. Spencer. Tbe club proposes to give put
lic exhibitions of Athletic sports, including
games of base ball and tennis, and to lease
grounds in New York county on which to
erect suitable stiurtures. Its capital stock
is $70,0O(J, divided into seventy shares.
Ruth Loved tile Name Widow.
PlQCa, O., O -t 10. Henry Huffman and
Lawrence Huter, both men of 4" yuan of
age, courted the same woinnn a young
wulow named Lersor. Huter was tbe fa
vored suitor. Hutlmau became Jealous, an d
called on Huter yesterdny morning shortly
after o'clock. Tbe men exchanged a few
words, when HufTnan drew a revolver and
fired. Huter full at the first snot Huffman
stood over bim and fired a second time.
Huffman tben shot bimielf in tbe neck, kill
ing bimseli. Huter still lives, but cannot
Foreign Labor Law la Tesaa.
New Orleans, Oct 10. The Picayune's
Austin, Tex., special says: Eighteen com
plaints have been lodged against cotton
planters living in Caldwell and Hayes coun
ties for Importing cotton-picker from Mex
ico, and they will be brought to Austin for
trial. Heretofore during good crop years
planters have brought large numbers of
Mexicans into Texas to pick cotton. Tbe
operation of tbe foreign labor law is work
ing great hardship nnd much cotton will be
lost in consequence.
Taluabie Paper la PerIL
New Yoke, Oct 10. A slight fir in the
basement of tbe register's office yesterday
afternoon caused much excitement, aa tba
building contains all tbe deed, mortgages,
etc., relative to property in tbe county, and
it was feared tbat great dadiago would be
done. Fortunately tbe fire was confined to
the basement and tbe lose is not large.
American Association Scores.
Chicago. Oct lu. Yesterday's base ball
score in tbe American association were aa
follows: At Baltimore Baltimore 9, Brook'
lyn 17; at Cinoiunati Cincinnati 13, Kanaai
City 1 eight innings, darkness; at Louisville
Louisville 4, Bt Louis 8; at Columbus-
Columbus 10, Athletic 6.
A Bervlee Penal on Candidate.
8CKBCBT, Pa., Oot 10. The executive
oommittee of tbe service pension party yst
asraay decided to put a candidate in the field
for stata treasurer.
BUSSEY AGAINST TANNER.
The Aselstant Secretary Sit Dowa Upon
the Per Mont Order.
Washikotoii Citt, 0 t 10. Assistant
Secretary Buasey y ester ear rendered a de
cision in the pension appet J case of Lunde
vllle, late a private in the Vermont volun
teer service, in which hi reviews and re
scinds tbe order issued by Cociraisaioner
Tanner on the 25th ot las; April, -Abolishing
tbe rating of $2 per mon' h and establishing
in its stead tbe sum of f per month, in all
cases dating from March 27, 18S9. Tbe as
sistant secretary In bis review of this order
eays tbat tbe only author ty for the Increase
to ft per month is fourd in the order ot
Commissioner Tanner abve mentioned, and
that it was in pursuance it this order, with
out reference to a medics 1 board, the pension
was so Increased.
Not Consistent with Law or rraetloe.
Mr. Bussej then goes n to say tbat the
order is inconsistent with law and prece
dent, as all re-ratings ars by law to be based
upon medical examine ions that show an
increase of disability, except where con
gress specifically acta upon a esse. Upon
this principle alone can a system be enforced
which will be equitable and just If it were
admissible tbat pension could be increased
upon tbe mere order f the commissioner
"tbe whole schedule of ratings for such dis
abilities might be obliterated or revolu
tionised by a similar order, and as a conse
quence tbe grossest inequalities, not to say
tbe moat flagrant injustice, might be estab
lished in the practice of the pension office.
And it may he properly added here that if
luoh an order might b legittmately enforced
by the commissioner ' n one case he might.
by a stroke of tbe pen, increase and re-rate
all pensioners for non-specifio disabilities
without any restraint excepting his own
Tanner's Kiror Manifest.
"The error of tbe above-mentioned order.
issued April -.", li, by the lute commis
sioner of pensions, is manifest and the re
scinding ot it necessarily follow. It bas
neither the odor of lis nor the authority of
precedent If, however, it appears to you in
tbe light of a mediou! examination tbat tbe
pensioner is entitled to an Increased rating
toe an increase ot disability from chronic
diarrheas, you will proceed to abjudicate his
claim accoi dingly.
The Chiei.go I'ustoflleo.
Washington City, O.t 10. The report
of tbe postal coinni ssion, of which First As
sistant Poetnitster It -neral Clarkson is chair
man, recently appcinted by tbe postmaster
general to examine into and report upon the
postal needs of C licago, was made public
yesterday, it says that in 1S-S1 Chicago was
a village ot twelve houses; ten years later it
was an inoorporat-si city with a population
of li.OOO, which in 1370 bad increased to 3d,
000. Tbe next year 17,500 buildings were de
stroyed by Are, while now tbe city covers
an area of 15 square miles, with a popula
tion of upward of 1.000,000. Tbe increase
in postal receipt aas kept pace with tbe
city's marvelous growth, and last year it
was nearly A per cent greater than at New
York. The report then says that the present
building is loo waall, and implies that be
fore long it will l.ave to be enlarged. Addi
tional bulp is recrmiasnded to the extent of
115 more carriers, 51 clerks an 1 horses.
CongregatioBallsts In C'onnclt
Worcester, lias., Oct. 10. Tbe trien
nial national council of Congregational
cburobes met in Plymouth church yesterday
forenoon. Moderator Cook, of Connecticut,
called toe assemblage to order, and after tbe
usual preliminary exercises Dr. Cyrus
Northrop, preal lent of tbe Minnesota State
university, was made permanent modera
tor. Tbe secretary's report was read, and
tbe proposition of English aud Welsh
Congregational st to hold a general
Cotigregationalt council was nrgei upon
tbe council for action. The report showed
that during tbe past three years 394 churches
bad Iswn added to the roll aod 24 lost The
Increase ot membership was SlVk There
were 3,328 infant baptisms and tbe benevo
hftit contributions amounted to f 2, 205,51:2,
an increase of over (500,000.
AN INDIANA MANSION BURNED.
The tplentld Borne ot Hon. Ciena S4ude
baker, at fee ate. Bend, ltnined III Wife
South Bend, Ind., Oct 10. The Hon.
Clem Studehater's magaifioent stone maa-
ion, valued at 1300, Ooo, waa almost entire
ly destroyed 1 y fire and ruined by water
yesterday morning. The whole wf the inte
rior was ruined, an6 many art taenraa.
with which the maasion was stocked, were
destroyed. 3 Jr. Studebaker is assent aa a
member of U e international American con
gress, and wis to have entertained that body
in his Indians homo on tbe 1Mb inst Tbe
rest of tbe fsmily. except Mrs. Studebaker
snd ber grandchild, are away from boms.
Cause or the ConBaffratlon.
Mrs. Studi baker discovered tbe fire at S
Vclock in th morning in a cloeet opposite
Mr. Htudebaker' 'den" and under th rear
ttairway. Tbe flames were caused by the
ipontaneous combustion of seme oil rags
which paintw had. been usiog. Next to the
closet was t le elevator shaft reaching to tbe
root, and through this tbe flames shot std
pread all ever the building in an incredibly
ibort time. Tbe demeatios bsd a narrow ea-
9a pa, and & r. Studebaker herself was found
npon tbe terrace flearly insensible, danger
ously burmd, and clasping ber rsidah11d
In ber ariw. Mrs. Btudefcakur had heroiaally
rushed through tbe flames to tbe f earth floor.
where her grandsou was asleep, and carried
bim to tbe t erraoe.
CWserlntlon of the Mansion.
The bou'-e wa oue or iim aue to
The material was native eobble-stone, irreg
ular infirm nnd varied in oolor. It had
many bro:id porches paved with tile and sup
ported by marble pillars. The main en
trance wi s at the northwest ooraer. A flight
it steps 1. d into a mahogany-paneled vesti
bule pavrd with mosaic. The walls and ceil
ing of tbsi main ball were paneled with solid
oak and the polished floor was covered with
thick Ttrkiab rugs. An elegant oak tabes
occupied tbe center of tbe ball and beyond
it was tie grand staircase. This was one of
the most beautiful features of the house.
fle Grand Staircase.
Tbere were three flights ot broad, low
lie pa, tbe landings covered with rugs, and
on the second fl.ior was a high balustrade of
oak, int -icately carved. All the carvings in
the ball were exceedingly fine. Tbe drawing-room
was finished in colonial style and
tbe wot d work aud furnishings were of pare
white and gold. The library floor, walls
and cei ing were of mahogany, with book
cases o' tbe same material. Mahogany waa
also ussi extensively in the dining-room,
which was so large that 100 persons could
dine li it at tbe same time. Back of this
was a xpacious breakfast room, with a but
ler's pin try separating it from tbe servants'
ball txyond. Tbe chambers were en suite,
with dressing and bath rooms adjoining. On
the to j floor was a fins art gallery, celled
and p tneled in oak.
The All-America Delegate.
IlAdTFORD, Conn., Oct 10. The train
baari ig the delegates to the All-America
convtntiou arrived here at 8:25 p. m. yee
terdsy and tbe distinguished visitors were
appr opriately received and welcomed. Tbey
were driven to the various manufactories,
including the Cult establishment, where re
volvers and phonographs are made; to th
Weal sewing machine works aud other
plaoet Governor Bulkeley presided at a
banquet in tbe evening and later a reception
was beld at tbe capitol The party left this
s vet .ing. Previous to coming here they
bad made tbe tour of Worcester, Willim
ant c and South Manchester.
Will Give the Tuwa a Museum.
Pr. Johsbcrt, Vt. O.-f. 10. CoL Frank
lin Fairbanks will give to this town bis en
tin collection of birds, mineral, shells, and
cm levities, and erect a suitable mussn-n to
cot tain tbem. Tae collection of b r Is,
est ecially, is one ot the finest (a tha country.
A Lake Erie-Ohio River Canal
Sarrisblbo, Pa, Oc-t 10. In pursu
er ee of a j nnt resolution passed by tue leg
is' ature Governor Beaver appiintela com
mission yesterday to det-riniue tbe feaai bit-
it t of connecting Lake Erie and the Ohio
river by a ship canal.
FAIR'S HARD TASK.
He Rescues the Great Nevada
Bank from Ruin.
A GOOD miEHD IN URGENT NEED.
Desperate Condition of the Bank When
He Went to It Assistance Eight to
Ten Millions Lost In a Wheat Deal. In
cluding Mia Jennie Flood's Fortune
The Institution on Its Feet Again Talk
of a Carpet Trust Business Note.
8 ah Francisco, Oct 10. At a meeting
of the stockholders of the Nevada bank yes
terday ex-8enator Jamea G. Fair resigned as
president and director, giving press of busi
ness as his reason. The resignation was ac
cepted and Jams L, Flood was elected
president of tbe bank.
- Mr. Fair's resignation brings to an end the
last chapter in the wheat dsal ot 1847, hich
cost the bonanza crowd several million dol
lars. In tbe early part of 1SS7, during the
alsenoe ot John W. Mackay, and owing to
the inability of James O. Flood, who was
then seriously ill, to attend to its affairs, the
bank got seriously involved in a disastrous
wheat speculation through Cashier George
Brandor's poor judgment, which nearly
wrecked the enormous fortunes of its stock
holders. Fair Was Flnsh of Funds.
It was then tbat H.nator Fair came to tbe
rescue. Well provided with funds, which
he had just ivalix-st from the ssle of tbe
South Faerie Coat railroad, he came to tbe
relief of his old time partners an i placed his
spare millions at their disposal. Hj also de
voted his perouni att-ntioa to the rehabili
tation of ibe tank's nlf lira, assuming the po
sition of president, which he bif since filled.
The F.noi nun Loss in Wheat.
The lot. sea incurred by the different wheat
factions are estimated at from $S,i0(,(KH) to
lU,(K)il,tUU, w hich inc. n led a million in
rovernment bonds belonging to Mis Jennie
Flood, and the private resources of the firm
were trenched on heavily to make tbem
good, business has run along smoothly. On
the death of James C. Flood, his son took his
.place, and now awuiuea the presidency of
tba Nevala lnk, it b-ing understood that
tbe loans advancxl by Fair have been paid.
A Carpet Manufacturers' Trust.
Boston, O-t 10 The American Wool
Reporter says: A meeting was beld at the
Fifth Avenut hotel, Ne York, yesterday
to consider a proposition to form a Carpet
manufacturers' trust Many of tue largest
cariwt manufacturers were present The
real otject of this meetiug, which was beld
with eloped doors, wn to discuss the situa
tion, aud if practicable to take initial steps
toward forming a trust or close combina
tion. Many people interested consider tbe
acheine visionary, but it is said that Ger
man and other capitalists are ready to put
t AOOO.OiH) into it
Western In ion Affairs.
Sew Yorh, Oct lu. At tbe annual meet-
lug of the Western Union Telegraph com
pany tbe old board ot directors was re-elect
ed without opposition. The statement for
the fiscal year ended June 3J shows gross re
ceipt ot t'i .83,191; operating expenses,
14,505,152; net earnings, tA,-'l041, an in
crease of (1,147,470 over last year. After
payment of dividends and all charges there
was a surplus from tbe year's business ot
f l,07i,Wn. which makes tbe total surplus ot
June 303,611, 4)1.
Will Go Into Liquidation.
Boston, Oct. 9. The American Wool Re
porter says: "Another farm mortgage com
pany bas gone into liquidation. Tbe An
tbooy Loan and Trust company, of An
thony, Kan. , with an 111 -e aUo at 4 Post
office square, Boston, bas decided to stop
business. It wns started in lxi w ith a noin
inal capital of ti V),ti9 1, only a portion of
which, however, was paid in, and tbe com
pany bas done but a moderate business."
A Tin-Plate Mill at flits burg.
PlTTSBl'Ra, Oct 10. Arrangements hav
been perfect 1 for tbe establishment in this
city ot an extensive tiu plate mill. Four
and a half acres of ground have leen pur
chased upon which tbe plant will be erected
Within one year.
The Fpiaeopal Convention.
Nsw York, Oct 10. In the bouse of
deputies of the Episcopal convention yester
day the committee to whom was referred the
proposition to divide tbe dioceses of Michi
gan and Nebraska, reported uufavorably
aod were discharged. Tue bouse next re
fused to recede from its rejection
of resolution of tbe prayer book
revision, which provides for the re
recitation ot the litany at morning prayer
on Sundays, Wednesdays and FriJavs, and
every day in in Leut The proposition to
give clergymen an appeal outside of their
dioceses was rejected ltM to 19. Another
prohibition for an appellate court in each
diocese was under discussion w hen tbe con
vention adjourned to participate in memo
rial exercises in honor of Bishop ail.
The Mob Alter the Miscreant.
WaPakoneta, O., lct 10. Word was re
ceived here yesterday morning tbat a 14'
year-cl I girl was outraged while on ber way
to school at Glynn wood, near here. She
was so badly injured tbat it is feared she
will die. Tbe child recognized ber raviiber.
who is one of tbe well-known citizens, Jim
Glynn, a relative of the man after whom tbe
place is named. Tbe whole community are
now out hunting for Glynn, and if be is cap
" ' win surely tw lrnerie.1 by the mob.
The Indianapolis Election.
Indianapolis, Oct. 10. Tuesday's eloo-
tioa here resulted iu returning flfteeu Demo
crats to the council out of tweuty-flve, and
five members of tbe Ixwird of aldermen of
tbe same rty. Tbey also elected tbe
mayor and city clerk, th mayor, Sullivan.
by 1,795 majority. Tbere was a very small
Prohibition vote. Among the councilman
elected was 8im Coy.
DEATH IN THE EUCHARIST.
Arsenic la the Sacramental Wine 1'oisou
m Roman Catholic Priest.
Okiida, N. Y., Oct 10. Rev. Father
James Kelly, of this place, is seriously ill,
and tbe circumstances connected with his
illness point to a crime ot murderous intent
Be celebrated mass in the rink Tuesday
morning and partobk of about twoteaspoon-
fuls of tbe wine, when be wns at once seised
with great pain and a burning sensation at
tbe stomach, which be regarded as symp
toms of poisoning. He quickly retired from
the altar and sent to a drug store for an an
tidoto. The emetic bad tbe desired effect of
relieving his stomach, but none too soon.
physician was summoned and applied the
beat known remedies for polsou. Father
Kelly was doatbly sick when conveyed to
A Deadly Drag In the Wine.
One of tbe parishioners went to Syracuse
yesterday to have the wine analyzed. Sev
ral test were made, each disclosing tbe
presence or arsenic la large quantities. Tba
theory is that some one entered tbe rink by
means ot a falsa key Sunday or Monday
night and put the deadly drug in tbe small
bottle of wine left there, as arasuic waa
found scattorel on the altar.
MAJOR BURKE IS GUILTY.
A statement That May Explain His
den Keturn to London.
Hew Orlxajss, Oct 10. Attorney Gen
eral Koger aaid Tuesday: "Mai &
Burke has committed a most grievous out
rage against a people who had honored
trusted him. Mai Burke is trulltv
has drawn out of tbe state treasury
from a special fund MD.S) without
right, and covered up his act by
aepositmg raise vouchers. He has rut
upon the market $.'413,000 of state bonds
which had been declared void, and which
bad been been intrusted to bim to be de
stroyed. He reported tbat tbey had been de
stroyed. He deliberately made a further
issue of 970,000 of other securities, and
through others placed them in the various
banks of the city, and money
has been ob
sained upon tbem.'
A FAILURE, SURE.
Spicy Averments in a Chicago
WOFUL tfATKIMONIAL INFELICITY.
A Bfelan:holy Husband Who VIU Here
after Hoed the Celebrated Samuel Wel
ter's Advice A Fair Kx-Widow's Reve
lation or Masculine Cruelty Two Sto
ries, the Morals of Which Lie In Their
Application Five Weeks of Joy (?)
Chicago, Oct 10. Dr. Addison J. Sparks,
druggist at Kensington, demanded of Judge
Tuley yesterday an injunction restraining his
wife, Ida & Sparks, from denying him ad
mission to his own bonse. Tbe judge set the
matter for a heal ing this morning. Dr. and
Mrs. Sparks are in the divorce oourt, the
doctor having filed a bill charging Mrs.
Sjiarks with cruelty, and she having replied
with an answer denying his charges, and a
cross bill for separate maintenance, alleging
that she is living apart from him without her
fault Dr. Sparks owns the chief drug store
in Kensington, and is said by bis wife to
have informed her that his recaipts were
1400 a month, of which W) per cent is clear
profit, and tbat his fortune is $ lo,000.
A Short Season of Bliss (?)
The married life of the couple was one
month and one day, and it bad crowded
into it a decade of domestic inharmonies.
The domestic troubles ot the Sparks fami ly
are tbe talk ot all Kensington and the so
cial sensation of that frazmant of Hyde
Park. Dr. Parks married Mrs. Ida E. Des
preaux, widow, aged 25, at Kankakee, July
S, and Aug. 4 tbey bad ceased living to
gether. Dr. Sparks claiming tbat his wife
and sister-in-law had routed hi in out of the
bouse, and Mrs. Sparks insisting that the
doctor bad tried to get her to Ijave, and,
when she would not go, he left.
The Much Abased Hoc tor.
The doctor says that his wife struck him
twice in tbe face with her fista, hit him in the
back of the head with a looking-glass, called
him names which would put a fishwife to
shame, and to cap the climax telegraphed
for ber sister-in-law, and with ber aid beat
the defenseless druggist with a cuspidor and
nre-poker. ben the doctor gathered bis
wits and shattered nerves together be called
lustily for the police; tbe wife and sister-iu-were
arrests. 1, an I Justice (Juiun fined
tbem t'i and J10, respectively.
Other Side of the Storv.
All of which Mrs. Sparks avers is totally
false, and she gives ber side of the story.
!Sb says tbat immediately after
the marriaze Dr. Sparks, who was
a crusty old bachelor, and believed
that women should be train! with
strait-jackets and plaster casts, announced
calmly and dispassionately tbat he proXsed
to break her in or break ber neck. He
thought $2.50 was too much for making a
dress, and made her take back a wbitefisb
for which she bad paid IS cents, because it
was exorbitant He bos.ste.1 of tbe ladies he
knew and corresponded with, and Mrs.
Sparks alleges that be did everything to in
duce her to go away from him, and when
she wouldn't go he went, and sent John C.
Trainor, bis lawyer, to her, who offered ber
f 10 if she would get a divorce, and promised
in such event to be her attorney.
She Holds the Fort
Mr. Sparks then came in aud added his
entreaties to those of Traioor and tried to
get ber to sign some sort ot an agreement
bbe ordered Trainor from her hjusu, and
when he refused to go she picked up tbe cus
pidor to enforce obedience of ber command.
Whereupon Dr. Sparks yelled "police!" and
Trainor demanded her arrest for murder.
She was fined, but appealed, and this is her
version of Dr. Sparks' melancholy story
ot the onslaught with poker and cuspidor.
Mrs. Sparks holds the fort in the d ctor's
mansion, and Judge Tuley will say to-day
whether tbe doctor can be allowed to go in.
if it is only to change hi linen.
Resulted in a Libel Suit.
Philadelphia, Oct 10. Edward Esher,
ol t nicago. a partner in tbe law firm of
which S. Corning Jodd, late postmaster of
Chicago, is a member, brought suit in the
United States court here yesterday for i.'sJ.-
000 damages for libel against H. B. Hart-
seler and Samuel L. Weist, of the Evangel
ical Publishing company. The suit is the
outcome of a quarrel in tbe religious
denomination known as tbe Evaneel-
tcai cnurcn. Marts eler was at one
time senior editor of tbe official organ of tbe
church, and by his violent attacks on tbe
leading men of the denomination brought
upon himself tbe wrath of the body, and
was tried and deposed. Mr. Esher was em
ployed as a lawyer In the cans, and latterly
Hartseler has turned bis attention to him,
finally charging him with forcing a cable
gram at the time ot Harteeler's trial. This
is to cause ot me suit Tbere are half a
million membsrs of tbe church in this coun
try and Canada, and the suit is a cause cele-
bre to tbem.
The K. si L Kaecotlve Board Sued.
Philadelphia, Oct 10 Messrs. West &
Rommel, on behalf of William W bitty, yes
terday brought suit against Terencj V.
Powderly and other officers of the general
executive board ot the order of Knigbta ol
Labor. When tbe strike occurred among
tbe knitting-goods workers in eastern New
1 ork it waa indorsed by tho geueral execu
tive board, who ordered the plaintiff to fur
nish any members of tbe order with such
neoossarlea as they nuht need. Wbitty
furnished about V4.00J worth of groceries.
and bas been paid all but a balance of (900,
wnion no oluma too executive board guru
President Day and the Brotherhood.
New York, Oct 10. In an interview with
a United Press reporter yesterday President
Day denied tbe report tbat he contemplated
Joining tbe Brotherhood league. Mr. Day
was very indignant over the report, and de
clared tbat tbe story was a lie, that it was
made out of whole cloth, and tbat the writer
of it knew it Mr. Day, continuing, said: "I
told the writer of the story tbat I bad no
communication wttb Mr. Ward or Mr. Coo
gan, and that I had as much iutontion of
joining the Brotherhood league as I had of
changing my name to Benedict Arnold by
petitioning tbe legislature."
Safety Devices for Railways.
Niw York, Oct 10. Tha general rail
road time convention was beld yesterday at
tha Hotel Brunswick. Tbe membership of
the convention was reported as 170 compa
nies, representing 1'30,K91 miles ot road. It
was decided to appoint a committee on safe
ty appliances, to consider what are the
essential requisites in all devices for
power brakes, automatic couplers, inter
locking switches, block systems and beating
Chicago wrorklna-aaea Sabserlblng.
Cbicaoo, Oct 10. Subscriptions were
opened yesterday in the thousands of work
shops and business establishments of this
city to give tbe workingmen an opportunity
to take stock in tbe world's fair. So far as
beard from tbe scheme was a success. The
amount subscribed cannot be given at this
time, but it will, when all is reported, be a
Chicago Better Looa" a XI t tie Oat.
New York, Oct 10. W. W. Astor gave
a banquet yesterday to tha committees pro
moting the world's fair enterprise. Report
ers were excluded, but it is reported that
Mr. Astor informed his guests tbat tbs fair
must be a success, and tbat if necessary be
would foot the entire bill, estimated at 120,
Hiccoughed Himself to Death.
LYONS, la. Oct 10. Fort Baker, a
wealthy farmer, was taken with hiccoughs
two weeks ago. and, despite all the
efforts of the physicians to save bim, the
ooatinual exertion wore hia Ufe away until
be expired yesterday morning. He was
about 40 years old.
Beulaager Will Stay Away freoa France.
LOWDOM, Oct 10 Gn. Boulanger will
remain in Jersey during the winter. The
report that be contemplates a visit to Paris
l5fT"We are now well into Autumn with its changeable weather aud will soon see the Mer
cury go downwards in the Thermometer, consequently all ought to prepare for it. In
FURNITURE AND CARPETS,
There is no better place to trade than at
HI. IF1- CORDES,
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
TELEPHONE HO. 10SS.
An epidemic ot typhoid fever prevails at
Aurora, W. Va
Oyster dealers in Maryland are getting
ready to increase tbe price of tbe luscious bi
valve. Frost was one of the sights at New Or
leans, La., Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
Tbe wheat growers of the Mississippi val
ley will hold a convention at SL Louis
W. A. Kobinson & Co., oil refiners, of
Provideuc -, K 1 , bave failed. Liabilities,
(0.0ti0 to J'.0,!K)0.
A local stock company has bought tbe An
ton Meyer brewery at Terra H.iute, Iud.,
paying therefor 3JO,000.
c't Cloud, Minn., is in imminent danger
from prairie fire. Heavy losses have bten
wrought already in that vicinity.
The comptroller of tbe currency bas au
thorized the First National bank of Dunlap,
la , to begin business with a capital of $0,
000. M. E. Billingrs, the alleged slayer of At
torney Kingsley, at Waverly, Is., was taken
to the state penitentiary at Anamosa Wednes
day. Hugo Liemau, the White House steward,
is going back to Chicago, having been offered
1,000 more salary to run the Kichelieu ho
Judge Barrett, of New York, bas granted
Mr, tteorge Francis Train, Jr., an abso
lute divorce from ber husband, the son of
George Francis Train.
Fire started Wednesday in tbe east wins
of tbe Michigan slatetd. prison at Jackson
and destroyed a building used for a high
school and library. Loss, e"i0,000.
Tbe city of L indon is going to spend
$7,000,000 in opening a new street from tbe
Htraud to Ho, burn, and this is only the be
ginning of a vast system of street improve
ment Articles of incorporation have been filed
at Indianapolis for the Chicago, Greenfield
and Cincinnati railway, to exteud from
Rush ville to Noblesville. Capital stoci, $1,
000.000. Two cotton presses, the Tyler and Lower
hydraulic presses, rive cotton warehouses,
and 4,h00 bales of cotton were turned at Sa
vannah, tin , Wednesday, 'i be loss is esti
mate.! at tJO ,O0O.
Great preparations are making iu B-rlin
to welcome the cxar of Russia, who will be
in tbat city I riday. Als.i to prevent bis sud
deu taking off at the bauds of some desperate
Isinilist. Brlui is alive with troops and po
licemeu At Auburn, N.-Y., Tuesday. JuJirs D.tvev
derided that tbe ulectrical execution law k
constitutional and remanded Kemmler, the
murderer who is already under sentence of
death by electricity, 10 the custody of the
warden of the Auburn prison.
Customs Inspector Bianchley, at Ei Paso,
T-4L, was fired upon by a Mexican siuu
gbr wham he ordorel to bait a ti w nights
ago. He returned the fire, critically wound
ing the Mexican. The M. xicnn authorities
talk of mnking it nn intern itio isl matter
i rifc. MARKETS.
Chicago. Oct. 8.
On tbeboitrd of trade to-lay quotations
were as follows: N lit-at No. 2 October,
opened tWic, closed MVc; December, opened
tfc'Vx, cloed Kac: May. oHned .H6c.
closed -'SiC. Corn -No. - October, opened
4C. closed !ni ; November, opened and
cloH-d an, '; May. opened and cioxcd 33c
Oats No. - Ortolier, o;ened lr4 . rioted lHc;
December, opctiei and closed VAc: May,
opened and tlosod 2c. Fork October,
opened SHi.Oi., rlowd fld.lS. November, opened
$.;!. closed .X.'ls; January, opened i.l!;i,
clowetl $ .:tJ'. Lard Ortober. opened and
Live Hock Kollowin r were the I'nlon
stock yards price: iliurs -Murket opem-d
fairly activv, wish i rices about .V hhrtier;
liicht prade, JAj-oI. 40, ruigh parkin;, S-i
U-K mixed lot-. fl.iAftl.4J; heavy packing
and ahiiipina- lot. S.lk'.t4 aV Cattle (tond
... .... . y. . tmw mM.
s.iio-. inferior d iIU $i."Aa.a: cowa. tl.L:::
stockers ani fei-Jvra. fl.Mttb2.Uu. Mieep
Market good steady to strong, fil.SMit I.O;
inferior lower, $-1.0 fit! .SUj westerns, I..V)1
&4.15: Texaus. $ ." (;tl.til; lambs, 4.ij.S0.
Produce: Hutter r'aucy Elgin creamery, ti
tS"c per lb; liest dairy, a&2c; packing stock.
VitVllTi kg strictly fresh, ItiWaiT per
doz; ice home, liKel-ic. Poultry Live hens.
Be per lb: rooMer. 5c; turkeys, Wa: ducts, Kt
M.; geese, $.tiSu.50 per doz. Potatoes
sue per bu on track: sweet potatoes, (I.T V&tM
per bbl. Apples IKkkI to fancy, l.SiHiJ.OO
per bbL Cranberries s.uni8.5U per bbl.
Nxw York, Oct, .
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash, W.4c; do
October, S."4c; do November. Hic; do De
cember. p7Jc. Cern No. 2 mixed cash,
a." do Octoier, 3c; do November, 3W4C-,
do Decemlier. 40c. Oats Dull: No. 2 mixed
cash, 2.'.'l38Hic; do October. 25'4c: do No
vember, itc; do December. ai4c. Kye Dull.
Barley NomiuaL Polk Dull: mesa, tltf.i&ft
1-.75 for in -pected. Lard Steady: Novem
ber, fo.ii: December. January, SS.S4.
l.ivdMoci: Cattle Prime cattle, firm; In
ferior to fairly good steers, extretnly dull
and lower; poor to prime native steers, t t.0tt$
4.06 per IUI lbs; extra do $4.7 (&4.0; Texas and
Colorado do. f.S.0U(&i.;6; bulls, stags sad dry
oows, ;.). bheep and iAUibs -Ooed of
ferings, firmer aud higher; emmou to prtne
sheep, 4&!Vtc per lb common to extra lambs.
M$74c. Hogs Steady; live bogs, S4.7Ot.V0U
per iuu lbs.
flOO Ksward UOO.
The readers of the Daily A Rous will
be pleased to learn tbat there is at least
one dreaded disease tbat science has
been able cure in all its stages, and that
is catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the
only positive cure now known to the
medical fraternity. Catarrh being i
constitutional disease, requires aconsti
tutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure
is taken internally, acting directly upon
tbe blood and mucus surfaces of tbe sys
tem, thereby destroying the foundation
of tbe disease, and giving tbe patient
strength, by building up the constitution
and assisting nature In doing its work
The proprietor have so much faith in its
curative powers, tbat tbey offer one hun
dred dollars for any case that it fails to
cure, censl for list of testimonials. Aa-
dres. P. J. Chubby & Co, Toledo, O.
Bold by druggists, 75c
Two ranchmen named Wilson recently
cantured six bison out of a herd of fifty
or more m Red Desert, Wy. T. They
were offered f 500 each for the animals,
but demanded more.
IN MAN'S ARTICLES OF
CHANGE WITH THE SEASONS.-
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal.
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The latest design of the long series of ALADDIN Stores. This is beautiful iu
its ornamentation, novel in many of its features is bound to be a Rood seller. Be
sure and examine this stove aud learn its good points for after seeing it you will
Duy no other. . 4
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This has been
so popular that it is being copied as far as they dare oy unscrupulous parties, but
don t be deceived-buy the Itoun.l Oak-made by P. D. Beck with. I am the sole
agent for above goods as well as other desirable goods. Hardware, etc.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island.
1605 Second Avenue.
This week 25 dozen Ladies' Foster Hook fine Kid Glove
Only 85 Cents.
Gent's driving gloves, fine dress and street gloves.
Ladies' Gloves fitted.
Sign of the Red Glove, west of Market Square.
Proprietor of the Old and well-known
Cor. Third avenue and Eighth street,
Has opened with an entire stock of
Groceries, Dry Goods, Flour, Feed, Etc.
f-g Fresh Farm Produce always on hand
s.!or'y8o're'rt dt f hU M tr"Je ,Dd Wl" tr' and ,ve P,ron Pes and treatment
AND DEALERS IN
Flour, Feed, Baled Hay, Straw, Crockery. Glassware, Cutlery.
GiTSteatnahip Aeency and remittance to any part of Europe.
601 and 603 Ninth Street, Rock Island, 111.
No. 119 Seventeenth Street, Rock Island.
tClcsning and repairing done neatly and cheaply.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
it m"amij. r-.;f
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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 Streti. L
Opp. Masonic Temple.
Is dented by his friends.