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THE HOCK ISIiAKl ARGUS, MONDAY, JANUARY G, 1890.
THE DAILY AHGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Monday, January fl, 1890.
J STREET RAILWAY RIGHTS.
The Question for the Council to Con
! sidfr Tonight.
Thalr rth I'.lm Mtrrrl Kraarfcm
- Kail TttrnKh The Maat Oaalblr
( Kaatr t the CltyHnthlag
The prospect of the Moline Central
Electric railway purchasing the Elm
ireet line from the Holmei people are
not bright; in fact there does not appear
any chanre whatever for Mich a transac
tion, and nrpnimtioas hare been aban
doned. Thus it remains for the new
company to seek independent rights and
from any franchise that it may seek into
the city exclusive of the Twenty-fourth
street or Second avenue routes, it is to he
hoped that the council will act upon
with favor, and the Anacs entertains no
doubt whatever but what the company
will be treated with perfect fairness.
The Electric company would like to
reach the business renter via either the
west side of Market square or by Eigh
teenth street; that is, of course, with the
Twenty-fourth street and Second avenue
The council Is likely to receive still
further notice from the Ifo'mcs people
"tonight that that company will ask far an
ordinance giving It possession of its al
ready conditional right of way commenc
ing at Fifteenth street and Third avenue
and running south to Fourth avenue and
thence west to Fifth steel, as per pro
vision of the ordinance granted the Mo
line A Rock Island Horse Railway corns
pany a year ago. It Is the purpose of
the company to extend a line by this way
out onto Ninth street and connect it with
its Elm street route at Nineteenth street
and Third avenue and thus form an inde
pendent system on which fifteen minute
can will be placed.
Rumors are rife that the Holmes peo
ple have got hold of a noiseless, unob
jectionable steam power with which sat
isfactory experiments have been made on
State street from the terminus of the
south side cable at Sixty seventh street in
Chicago to Enjjlewood.and which will be
adopted on all the Holmes lines every
where. The arrangement is a simple
three hundred pound attachment to an
ordinary car which which affords not
only speed, but entire safety.
Supt. Schnltger, who has just returned
from Chicago, was questioned on the
subject this morning, but be was non
committal. It was evident from his
countenance, however, that there 's
something new in the atmosphere and it
is not unlikely that a change of power is
to be made. People who know Mr.
Holmes' enteprising ideas and his consid
eration for the comfort of his patrons
haye never doubled but that his objec
tions to the overhead wire system were
well founded and that he had in his
mind something more reliable and sub
stantial, ne believes it is only a ques
tion of time when all wire poles will be
ordered off the streets of the principal
cities and the wires put under ground.
Then whcie would the present electric
road systems be?
The l.ew Water.
The river continues to decline and this
morning found it fifteen inches below low
water mark, a drop of three inches since
Saturday. The six foot extension made
by Supt. Murrin Saturday served to pre
vent an entire suspension of the pumps
at the waterworks, as there were but two
inches in the inlet pipe when the addi
tional pipe was put on. Today there are
eight inches in the mouth of the pipe and
the danger is for t.'io present at least
Supt. Murrin stated this morning, how
ever, that the only actual remedy was to
tunnel to sufficient depth while the water
is low. The council will probably take
some action tonight.
The ferry Spencer had a rough experi
ence in consequence of the low water,
holding fast on the rocks seventy feet
from the Davenport dock from 5 o'clock
Saturday until last evening, when she got
away and came to the Illinois side. She
had a number of passengers aboard and
two team and wagons of Henry Dart's
Sons, one team and wagon of the Kod
dewlg Schmidt Cracker Co., one of the
Thoenix Mill Co., an I tbo lerry coal
cart. The Iloddcwig Schmidt cracker
wagon was loaded with bolus of crack
ers and the mill team had a load of flour;
the other wagons were empty. This
morning found her situation even more
precarious, as the stiff wind blowing up
on the shore, the shallow water and the
floating ice made it impossible for the
boat to get cut Into the stream. As soon
aa it is possible for the Spencer to gel
away from the "La Grippe" position that
at present holds her, site will make tracks
for winter quarters below tbo city.
The present low stage of the water is
aid to be occasioned by an ice gorge
At 2 o'clock yesterday morning. Won.
Denton, residing on the Mcline bluffs, ap
proached tba Rock Island bridge from the
Davenport side, and being in a very In
toxicated condition, Guard Anthony re
fused to allow him to pass over. There
upon Denton became obstreperous, and
struck the guard, knocking him down.
Later he again approached tbo bridge
and Anthony permitted him to cross and
then gave a signal to Ouard Mitsclt at
tbo arsenal end, who closed the gates,
and when Anthony camo up took Benton
Into custody, and locked him up in the
guard bouse on the Island, where be still
remains. He will be tried before a Lni
ted States commissioner at Dayenport to
morrow. . Propsny for Bala.
In consequence of my removal to Call
fornia I will sell the fine residence prop
erty, corner Twenty-first street and
Eighth avenue, 120 feet front. This is
one of tba most desirable homes in the
'.city. Everything in firstclass condition.
Good family horso for sale, also several
aUves and sundry household articles.
U. C. Wbitridub.
About $200,000,000 Invested
in this Country.
TALK WITH AN INVESTOR'S AGENT.
First Vaatura a i'urchaae of frwrle
Advantages of th London Stock Ex
change Ryatrm Millions Coming; Onr
This Year England' Investment la
Other Countries KnVet on the United
Htate of the Great laereasv nf Cash
A Mortgage Buying Company.
New York, Jan. 6. Nobody oel have
any fear that England 1 buying tip all
America or is putting a big mortgage on the
country. Genuine invesments of foreign
capital which are intrinsically enormous
have been inade in this country during the
past eighteen months, but in comparison
with the tiuxlnewi of the nation the total
amount represented is almost insignificant.
The um of English capital placed Id the
United Htaren within that period may reach
$300,000,000, which represents a maximum
earning power of f'JO.OOO.OOO annually a big
sum, but small compared with the income of
even a single big town in this country. The
first big venture of English capital among
American imlutrie was in the summer of
1S8H, when the New York Brewery company
wo formed for the purchase of several
breweries in New York and New Jersey.
Gobbled and More Wanted .
The projwt was spread before the London
public ami there was an astonishing rush for
security. The public subscriptions
amounted to !o,000,000, nenrly eight time
the amount olTered, and the shares were dis
tributed pro rata among the sulotcribera.
From thia point the buxines gcaw-wiUi
amazing rapidity. The Messrs. Untermeyer
have acted a American agents for the plac
ing of more than SJ,000,000 of English capi
tal in this country, and tht-y now have deal
on hand approaching consummation
amounting to many millions more. The in
vestments of English capital in the imme
diate vicinity of New York within the past
eighteen months amounts to (18,000,000, and
are all in breweries.
The Money of Hmall Investor.
Samuel Untermeyer, in explaining the
workings of the great system which baa
sprung up in Ixndn for the purpose of se
curing American investment, said that the
money had come from small investors and
not from capitalist.
Mr. Untermeyer thinks that public opinion
in this country is nearly ripe for the floating
of industrial enterprises upon the same plan
which has proved popular in England. The
chief difficulty is the absence of all safe,
guards in the line of financial institution
especially designed for such purposes. The
strict rules of the London stock exchange are
an especial advantage in this direction. All
of the American enterprises sold to English
investors, which Mr. Untermeyer represents,
are listed upon the London stock exchange,
the rule of which require not only a com
plete statement of resource, but a full dis
closure of every contract and asset of a cor
poration se-kiiig admittance. No such or
ganization as the trust now dealt in ou the
New York stock exchange would be admitted
to the Loudon board.
Prospert for the Present Tear.
Regarding the proajwcUof a further influx
of Englih capital, Mr. Untermeyer says:
"'Within the put four wrek there has been
renewed activity In the investment in Amer
ican industrial enterprise, and there i every
reason to l-!h-ve that the new year wlU see a
far greater amount of capital introduced into
this country from abroad than was brought
here in lsi. There has been invested in in
dustrial enterprises in the United States
since August, 1888, when I made the first
issue of American securities, more than f 100,
000,000; but during the same period more
than ('.00,000,000 has been subscribed in Lon
don for other countries, including the Argen
tine republic. Chili, Peru, South Africa, the
Transvaal and New South Wales, so that the
investment of capital in this country repre
sents scarcely more than 10 per cent, of Eng
land's output last year. I do not include in
ray estimate millions that have gone into
mining and land speculation.
Thinks It Good for I'nrle Sam.
"1 believe this great influx of foreign capi
tal will greatly assist the development of
our industrie. The United States is not a
rich country. It Is too young to have be
come rich, and it is so vast that it can
properly employ all the capital that can lie
diverted to it. The small amount of profit
that goes to England from industrial enter
prises in the shape of dividunds upon the
business U trifling compared with the
amount of innuf-y that the Englishmen must
pend here, esjiecially in the employment of
labor to earn that dividend. The man who
ha a busine here and soils to an English
company employs his capital in a new direc
tion and create a new demaud for labor,
while the English compauies which succeed
to the buiiiioss must continue to employ the
labor leforo engaged.
One Hundred Million Coming.
"Within the past four months companies
have been formed in London for the pur
pose of investing in industrial enterprise in
America with an aggregate capital of not
lea than (100,000,000. The last company of
that kind recently formed 1 a corporation
known as the Law Itoliciiture Cororation
for the purHe of acquiring mortgagee on
industrial enterprise. It has a capital of
$15,000,1)00. The trustees for the d.-benture
holders are such men as the present attorney
general cf England, Sir Kichard E. Web
ster, Sir Charles Kussoll and the Law Guar
antee and Trust society, while the board of
director embraces members from all of the
leading law firms in London. The eople
who formed the company are such men as
tho duke of Wellington, the earl of Win
Chelsea aud Nottingham, the marquis of
Atiergaveuny and a host of others known, to
every body in En gland."
Wholesale and fatal Poisoning.
11 row sua Ut, Minn., Jan. 0. A party of
sixty persons gathered at the home of Henry
Bernstein Friday night and sat down to a
'upper. Among the meat served was
sausage Forty-five of the guest who par
took of the sausage were taken with violent
flu of vomiting shortly after eating it, and
fell upon the floor. Air. Henry Sheik died
Saturday and twenty others are so low that
but slight hope of their recovery 1 enter
tained. Agreed to tho Nlne-Honr Myatem.
Baltimore, Jan. 8. The clothing manu
facturers yesterday acceded to the demands
of the Garment Cutters and Trimmers' local
assembly for a reduction of working time
from ten to nine hour a day, the per diom
wag to remain unchanged. The new sys
tem went Into effect to-day.
liearld, the Nlugger, la a New Hole.
Philadelphia, Jan. ft Frauk Haarld,
tho nusilist. and Fred Mason, an old tima
oonfldaucs) man, war armwtad Saturday
Burnt obarged with victimising paasengers
on trains by card game.
A Testimonial to Stanley.
LoitDON, Jan. 6. Representatives of the
American colony in Loudon held a meeting
Friday, and decided to present a testimonial
to Henry M. Stanley, the African explorer,
upon hi arrival here. The testimonial will
be a mpurb electro-silver shield, bearing in
Its center the coat of arms of the United
States, Emblazoned panel around thia
center piece will be representations of the
chief incidents in Stanley's career.
Aa Alleged Naughty Actress. Mayj
St. Lock, Jan. 6. Hal Iteid, the actor,
married Bertha West brook a St. Louis
dibutantea week ago and later loft the Agnes
Herndom company. Ha now says that
Agnes wanted him to leave bis new wife and
elope with her, offering him (4,000 If he
would. He wouldn't, so he says, and conse
quently left the company.
Destructive Fire In Wardner, Idaho.
Spokane Falls, Wash., Jan. ft Twenty
sight stores and six three-story buildings
burned Saturday in Wardner, Idaho, and
nothing but the hardest kind of work saved
the eattr town from deatractign. Tba loss
will exceed (100,000, with about (35,000 in-aranoa.
THE CANTEEN SYSTEM.
An Apparently Good Thlni; That Our
Army Post Trader Don t Like.
Washington City, Jan. ft The recent
introduction of the "canteen" system into
the army, and the announcer lent that tho
post traders, whose calling is thereby en
dangered, and in some instances superseded,
are about to make common caut e before con
gress, has called public attention to a sub
ject that is fraught with the highest import
ance to the army. So little is known, how
ever, to the uninitiated, and little mean
ing is conveyed by the term "cauteen" to
the non-military mind, that t ie following
statemont, from Adjt Geo. Kel xia, concern
ing the system, will be of interest.
Gen. Kelton says: "The canteen system
of the British army is now regarded as
among the most potent factors of its admin
istration. On its present basis, it is in effect
the co-operative store of tbt regiment
There is a wet canteen and a lry canteen.
The former is practically th club room,
and is fitted up with a library and reading
room, a room for game, and other for re
freshments; for all which privilege the
toldier pay a monthly subscription of 2
pence. The bill of fare is of arge variety
and the charges exceedingly low; a cup of
coffee, penny; 1 penny for :, cocoa, or
chocolate or a boiled egg, a pint of soup or a
herriug; for 2 pence be may receive a plate
of bam and egg, or liver, or live and bacon.
If be desires to purchase in larg jr quantities
be may procure cooked bacon f ir 10 pence a
pound, ham for a shilling and 3 peneo, ani
sausage for eight pence.
The "Dry" Itranrh and Management.
"The dry canteen is the same as the post
trnder's store In our service, b it where all
articles of general mcrchandisi are sold at
rates slightly exceeding the coat. These are
managed by a committee of officers and non
commissioned officers, under the supervision
of the commandant; there is a I reaMirer, an
accountant, and a steward. Everything is
sold for cash, ami the money is lodged daily
m bank, the amount of profit averaging
some (3,000 a year to each regiment. Of the
profits, every penny goes for tl e benefit of
the sol.liir; in supplying extra dinners, pa
pers and games for the club-rooin, prizes for
the regimental sports, dishes for the mosses
in short, the canteen is among he most im
portant features of garrison lift in Europe.
In the French and German armies the sys
tem is not so thorough aa in Ent land, but in
all the co-o-ierative features is permanent,
and all are under military supervision.
A Good Thing tor the Soldier.
"Practically this is the can Seen system
which is now being introduce 1 into our
army, an ' which may ultimate! supersede
the post -trader system; not bee iuse the lat
ter is a tecial mark for dtsapprc val, but be
cause the canteen is for the great r benefit of
the soldier, and because the two systems ar
THE WORK OF AN OLD BRUTE.
Shameful Fart Itronght Out at a Coro
ner' Inquest In Ontario.
rxTERnoito, Out., Jon. ft. A terrible tale
of brutality was brought to ligl t at the in
quest Saturday on the body of Mrs. Eliza
Holhrook, wife of James E Holhi ook, justice
of the eace ami a wealthy fanner of this
county. Mrs. Holbrook, who w as 70 years
old and feeble, left ber borne about two
mite from Haverlock, Dec. H to go to a
neighbor's bouse, and on Tbursda i was found
in the swamp about three mile from borne.
The evidence given at the inquest showed
that Holbrook kept his wifo ha lly clothed
and ill feiL locking up the provisions from
her. and that he beat her shanif fully. The
verdict censured Holbrook, and when the
body of his wife was turned over to him he
refused to bury it, but finally cinsentedto
do so when he learned that other ise it would
be turned over to a medical college. The
feeling against Holbrook is intense, and the
people are claming for his prosecution.
A MURDEROUS OLD IVAN.
An Ortogenerlan Kill HI Two Little
Orandrhildren While Drnnk.
Haverhill, N. H., Jan. 6. At Centre
Haverhill Saturday Stephen I e Plant, a
Frenchman SO years old, killed n S-year-oM
boy and fatally injured a 10-jvar-old girl,
battering their skulls with a h tmmer and
pounding their bodies in a borril le manner,
beside cutting the girl with a knife. Tlid
children were those of Le Pin it's son, at
whose house be was visiting. The old man
had been drinking and had some words with
the children, attacking the boy first The
little girl went to her brother's U fense when
the old miscreant stabUnl her He next
murderiously assaulted hi wif.i but was
captured In-fore be could injure tor. He is
Death of a Chicago Judge.
C'HICAOO, Jan. 0. Judge Jorliu.t O Knick
erbocker, prolnte judge of Co k couuty,
died of apoplexy at 3:15 o'cloc k yesterday
morning. At 3:4" o'clock Sutur lay after
noon he as stricken down while at the Cal
timet club, and soon becntne unconscious.
He never regained his couciouin ss. Judge
Knickerbocker was born iu New York state
in SeptemW, 16U7, and was brot gut to Illi
nois by his father in 1M7. Judg Knicker
bocker was a highly esteemed citir.cn, an up
right judge, and respected by both xlitical
friends aud foe.
Must Take the Klsk on a Vr e Pass.
Boston, Mass., Jan. 6. In the case of
Asuhel Quimby vs the Boston & Maine
railroad, in which the plaintiff obtained a
verdict of fti.OOO in the superior court, the
supreme court has sustained the exceptions
of defendants. Quimby wan riding on a pass
when the accident occurred, and one of the
conditions of the pass was that the holder
released the company from lmbil ty in case
of accident. The court holds tl at such a
contract is valid and Quimby mutt take the
tlv f ire at Itonne, Ih
SilNNKAroLls. Minn.. Jaii li - A Specie'
to The Tribune from Hoone. la., stys- Fir
at 11 o'clock Saturday night dtroyed a
large three-story hhK-k occupier by Chan
dler' jewelry store, Nteventi Hnw grocery.
H Hprague's grocery, Met'orn nek's fa
Htore and Hlade Hros shoe stor-;. Only a
small portion of the stocks was sii'-eil Im
Negroes Do a Little While-Cap Work.
('HARLrsTO. 8 C.. Jan. ft -In Spartan
burg county Friday night a mob f negroe
in masks visited the house of Jol n Hall, a
negro w ho was living with a white woman,
who he claim was his wife, tied hit i to a tree
and gave him thirty-nine lashes, -.hey then
ordered him to leave the county. Ttte woman
a implf warned to leave the state
Look Mad For a New Mt t.
PlKRRK, 8. D., Jan. ft A den; witch was
received here Saturday from J. il. Bailey,
x territorial treasury of DakoU, stating
that North Dakota had default I in her
January bond interest State treasurer
Smith, of South Dakota, is rot si.lerably
worried over the news, not known g how it
may affect South Dakota's credit.
Englishmen Day Milwaukee Elevator.
Milwaukee, Wia., Jan. ft Tie Angus
Smith system of elevators. "A," "fi ' and "C,"
oca ted on the South side, were Saturday
sold to an English syndicate. Tlie price paid
Is not given, but 1 understood t be more
than a niilliou dollars. Thoir storing capacity
is 3,000,000 bushel.
The Portuguese In Afrlet.
Lonuon, Jan. ft. The claims wt forth by
Portugal to territory in Southeast Vfrica in
clude five British settlement In t le main
tenance and development of which 170,000
Save been expended by Britain trtder and
Not Cold Enough for Glove.
Chicago, Jon. 6 Matteon ft Aeppli,
glove manufacturers, assigned Sato rday aft
ernoon. Liabilities about 190,000. nominal
asset may possibly reach the same amount.
The immediate cause of the failure was the
Increase in the Circulation.
Washington Citt, Jan. 6. The treasury
department monthly statement of manges in
the circulation shows a netinoreas) during
the past month of December aggregating
CASH ON THE SPOT.
The Central Idea of the Patrons
RAPID GEOWTH OF THE NEW ORDER
Members Required to Pay Caeh for Ev
erything No Debt Tolerated How
They Deal with Merchant and Success
of the Plan A Scheme That May Clr
enmvent tho Managers of Corners Ex
tensive Programme of Political Action
A Potent Force If It Works.
Chicago, Jan. ft. The Herald Grand
Rapids, Mich., special has the following with
reference to the progress of the Patrons of
Industry in that state.
The Patrons of Industry have captured
Michigan. The wealth producers of the state
have risen as if in a night and laid a control!
Ing band on the commerce of a common
wealth. Farmers, mechanics, laborers, pro
fessional men all classes save merchants,
manufacturers and capitalists have joined
hands to dictate the selling price of product,
the buying price of merchandise. From a
beginning of three men two years ago the
order of Patrons of Industry has grown un
til to-day Its ranks enroll IOO.OiX) men in
Michigan alone, with an average monthly
increase of membership amounting to an
even 1,200. The base of this formidable
structure is the farmer element, but so
shrewdly have they builded that their entire
wall teems cohesive, strong and enduring,
although their lodges have invaded the
towns and received into membership thou
sands of men who make a liviug by the
marketiug of their labor.
Must Not Contract Debt.
They abolish credit. No patron or no P.
I., as they are familiarly called may con
tract one single dollar's worth of debt out
side the order. He cannot go in debt at the
mill or the market. His name can adorn the
ledger or no merchant. tie must pay f
iTomptl v his employe nncl pay them in cash.
He can owe no man. Each member has run
the gantlet of a careful iiuiiection. If hi.
credit be good, that is in his favor. "But
credit is only good when you don't u it,"
say the fathers of this new philosophy. The
man's actual wealth aliove all liabilities is
carefully computed, and that excess is in bis
favor. But if he be no more than a laborer,
owning his boots and nothing further, be is
still eligible if be have a reputation for in
dustry, honesty, and sobriety.
No Weekly Sublicence Kill.
The mechanic who wishe to become a
member of the patrous, and who has hereto
fore "run a bill" each week, to be settled pay
day, mmt first accumulate that week's ex
enditure in advance, and pay only cn.-h for
his necessaries. "He' always a week behind,
and some day he will die, and then tho man
who trusted him is robbed; or, if he lives, he
is always a slave." Thus reasons the rustic
Ph. D.'s. It sometimes occurs that a man
in the order simply has to raise a sum of
ready money If he hav-e property, and
can raise it on mortgage, furnishing ample
security, the thing can be arranged. If be
be a sufficiently valuable man the brethren
may rally to help hiui out, even though he
can give them no assurance beyond iiersonol
honor tliat he will repay the debt; but in a
large majority of cases In fact, almost in
variablyinsolvency is the unpardonable sin.
Contract With Merchant.
In nearly every town in the southern penin
sula, whether the remote handet having two
store or the bustling county seat with hun
dreds, the Patrons of Industry have selected
their merchant and with him have made a
contract to furnish goods at 10 per cent, ad
vance on the cost price. In some few local
ities they are reported not to have succeeded
quite o well as thia. In which case they make
tho lest contract they can, but rei'use to
guarantee any stated amount of patronage,
and the members who choose may go to a
larger town where the 10 per cent contract
obtain. Here they mass all their trade on
the one merchant who has struck a bargain
with their contracting committee, buy of
him every article that is bought at all, pay
him spot cash and walk out as independent
as a line of kings.
How It Worked in Kalamazoo.
In Kalamazoo the merchants w ho suffered
by this application of the cash principle in
business undertook to swamp the rival
whom the pat runs had favored, and put
down their goods lower than his own. But
that couldn't hist. In consideration of bis
selling to them at the 10 per cent advance
this mn n had received the guarantee of a
certain volume of trade. With the certain
ty that every dime of it was as good as cash,
since it was cesh, and with the belief that
he could liveou the profit obtained there
from, be lot hi rivals writhe They might
coquette with custom as much a they likei
The patrons stood by their contract wbotber
they liked it or not
Helping the Farmel Hold II i Crop. '
But there is more iu the movement of th
Patrons of Industry than the simple pur
chase of thoir goods at a reduced price. An
they advance ic age and number they will
gather a greater financial strength. The
lode treasuries will be munitions of war for
the tnemliers. The man who has produce to
sell for which no adequate price is offered
need not be compelled to market it until
such time as he can market it at a profit.
To the extent of his garnered crop he will be
entitled to such advance in cash from the
treasury heaiwJ by mutual labors as will
tiilo him over the dark days and bring him
to a season when prices have felt the effect
of a limited supply and will rise to a legiti
The Political Feature.
"Every law that set the rich man above
the poor man must be wied out," says a
leading organizer at Grand llapids. "Every
statute which make capital a master aud
labor a slave must be expurgated. Every
decisiou bought aud sustained iu defiance of
justice and i ight must be reverse 1. I ball
live to see the day when there will be an ab
solute unlimited free coinage of jtold auJ
silver; to see the lost national bank go
out of existence, and the Inst govern
ment bond bought and rtestroyej. I
shall live to see a national currency as good
as the nntion is strong and honorable, to
gether with gold and silver certitti-ate and
gold and silver coin the only money in this
land, and to see the time when no man can
get a corner on any metal to reap a fortune
out of prostituted legislation. We need more
money. The volume can he doubled without
in any way depressing the value or pur
chasing ower of the dollar."
French or American Patriot?
Fall KlvtK, Mass., Jan. ft Yesterday
afternoon the "I.lgue dee Patriots." a flour
ising French-Canadian organization, had a
meeting the principal object of which was to
express their opposition to the Roman
Catholic congress recently held in Baltimore,
which Kuid that "national societies, as such,
have no place in the Catholic church."
Canadians feel that this declaration was ee
peciHlly directed at them aud their societies,
which foster a different language and dif
fortrut inn) peculiarity.
Accidentally Killed by Her Mother.
Willi amkport. Pa., Jan. 6. Mrs. Bohart,
aged 20, who was but recently married, was
fatally injured (Saturday by the accidental
discharge of a gun at her mother's residence,
bV2 Washington street. Mother and daugh
ter were romping together, when the former
raised a broomstick to strike Mrs. Bohart in
play. The stick struck and knocked down
the gun. w hich was thereby discharged, and
tile lull loo. I i,r shot entered Mrs. lioh art's
hi cast, causing a wound that will prove fatal.
Revere Storm in England.
London, Jan. ft A severe storm prevailed
throughout Groat Britain yesterday, causing
considerable damage at several points. The
gale extended some distance off the coast,
and a number of wrecks are reported. The
Protestant church at Birr, Irelaud, was shat
tered by a stroke of lightning.
A Prosperous Cltlsen golelde.
BaLTUfORK, Jan. 6. A special from
Fredericksburg, Va., says: William W.
Wilson, a prominent and prosperous citizen
of this county, and for many years justice
of the peace, committed suicide yesterday
by shooting himself In th heart. He was
to years of age.
FISH ED FOR A DUKE,
And Not Satisfied to Land a
ARCHDUKE JOHANITS FICKLE GIRL.
He Gave I'p III Title for Her, and Then
Got the Mitten for HI Pain A Cruel
Opera Singer A Young New York
Conple Embrace an Opportunity A
Pennsylvania Olrl Mho Wann't Par
ticular a to Age.
New York, Jan. 6. Some American
friemts of Fraulein Jennie Btubel, at one
time a dashing oera singer at the old
Thalia theater, have lately received letter
from her that seem to throw a new light on
the Austrian Archduke Joliann's resignation
of title and royal prerogatives which star
tled the world a few months ago. The
prince retired to private life not on ac
count of democratic tendencies, but in order
to marry Fraulein KtubeL His retirement
was in the nature of a surprise to every
body, not excepting Jennie.
Lint Both Title and Girl.
Fraulein Htubel write that when Arch
duke John went to her and told her that he
had resigned his titles and become plain John
Orth, iihe was dumfounded and terribly an
gry, fcihe says. "1 meant to marry the arch
duke, not the man, and he, in the simplicity
of bis heart, unwittingly had' spoiled my
fondest hopes by throwing his title to the
dogs." Jennie broke off her relations at once.
and congratulated herself that she did so, as
the failure of the V ienna tianker, Alfred
Knoller, left Johann a comparatively poor
SO THEY WERE MARRIED
And Suhseqnent Proceeding Toleraded
the Old Polks No More.
Bctalo, J. Y., Jan. ft Jo!.n E. Ward
and Georgia Sceley of the town of Ieon have
been in love for a long time, but the girl's
parents were opposed to Ward's attentions,
and kept the conple from seeing each other.
One day last, week tho young man secured a
writ requiring the parents to show cause
why they should not release their daughter
from the restraints they had placed upon her.
While the bearing was in progress the two
managed to slip out of the court unobserved,
and were quickly made one. The legal pro
ceedings were thereupon abruptly termin
ated. Surprised, ltut Not Dismayed.
IIcntingtox, Pa, Jan. 6. Sadie E.
Price, a belle of Saxton, this county, re
cently answered a nintrimoni.il advertise
ment, and, after sonic, correspondence,
agreed to marry Isaac D. Baker, a wealthy
farmer of ToH-ka, Kan. Farmer Baker
reached Saxton Thursday, aud was met at
the station by Sadie, who told him that
everything must lie done on the quiet, as her
parents were unaware of her action. She
expressed surprise at finding her lover to be
W years old, but remarked that she "guessed
he would do." Late in the afternoon they
journeyed hither, were marrioil, and took a
west Uiuud train half an hour before a mes
sage from tho girl's father ordering the ar
rest of his duuhter reached the police.
Pretty Rough on the liride.
Little Bock, Ark., Jon. ft James Cook,
Jack Mayfield, and J. C Tucker, residents oj
Wildcat, Art, got into a dispute Friday
which ended in Mayfield shooting Cook.
When an officer went to arrest Mayfield be
found the latter on the eve of being mar
ried, everything K'ing in readiness for
the ceremony. The bride-elect, Mrs. Sarah
Rich, the w iuow of a wealthy planter, was
overwhelmed by the occurrence, but refused
to abandon her nffiAnced, and the wedding
was duly colebratod. The groom was then
takeu into custody. He claims eelf-defeose.
CLEVELAND AND DANA'S SUN.
The Fx-Presidcnt Intimate that the
Sun Doesn't Shine For Him.
New York, Jan. ft The Sun yesterday
printed a dispatch from Allmny. in which it
was s-tated that ex-President Cleveland had
made his recntranee into railroad politics ii
the Hustetl rapid transit bill; that he prob
ably drew up the bill, with the assistance of
others; and also intimated that h would bo
one of the five commissioners named iu the
bill. The attention of Mr. Cleveland wa
called to those statements.
Not a Friend of The Son.
He fa id. "Ttiere is absolutely no truth in
the report I had not beardofitunt.il last
night. Now. I want to sny to you, for the
benefit of all the gentlemen of the press, that
it is ucli4 for you to come way up bens to
investigate any stories The Sun may publish,
for there will 1 no truth in theiu, in all
probability Of all the newpnen in the
world, The New York Sun is tho one least
likely to find out anything of my plans for
the future, and it has know n mighty huh? of
my pirns in the iiost"
A I.IIII-- ltov IMes of Hydrophobia.
MlNNK.v;Mi.iSi, Minn., Jan. ft A Kecia to
the Tiil'tine from Piue City, S'.iiui., nay;
There w as a sad de.iib of hydrophobia at
four o'clock yestcrdny afternoon. George
Posey, eicjit years old. son of Julius losey,
of thin place, was bitten some four weeks
ago by a dog in-longing to A F Brackett,
that hnd acted Ktrangely tor some dars, and
was snpiosed to lie rabid He n killed by
the vi'.lnge marshnl. A few days api the
littie ore was taken ill a i.! aitel p.-veral days
nf vvi i e sufTei in die L
A Maniac Husband Itceil.
I rwtvTot, Me., Jt n. John McWilliama,
residing in Lincol'i street, Lewiston, who bad
lieen sick several dc.ys, liecame insane Satur
day Officers attempted to arrest him, bu
he escn-Md from the:n, ran into the house,
and with nn ax laid open the head of bis
wife, kiliiu i her instmtly. ShrJwas 'Si years
of age, und leaves one child Mc Williams
Was hulwequeutly captured.
Woman Snirrncje Snscrated in Prance.
Paris, Jan ft M. Tirard, premier and
minister of commerce, has sent a circular
letter to the chambers of commerce through
nut France, asking those bodies if they
would supKrt a bill giving to women en
Caged in any trade the right to vote at elec
tions for judges for commercial tribunals.
THE MACKEY STRIKE SETTLED.
A Conference of Men and Employe
Comes to an Agreement.
Evakkville, Ind., Jan. 6. Freight traffic
on the different roads of the Mackey system
will probably soon be resumed. The Peoria,
Decatur and Evansville grievanoe commit
tee arrived here yesterday and with delega
tions from the other roads went into confer
ence with President Mackey at 8 p, m. An
adjournment was taken at 11 o'clock last
night. When asked the result of their delib
erations Traffic Manager G. J. Grammar re
plied: "The trouble are all settled; thia is
all I can say at present" The men arc
equally ret icmt and nothing definite can be
obtained from them. It is probable, how
ever, that the strike will be declared off to
day. Concession on Roth Ride.
No reasou is given by the offluial or men
fr their nnvillingnen to talk oa tba subject
of the terms of settlement. It understood
that concessions have been made on both
sides, President Mackey having agreed to
reinstate four of the eight discharged con
ductor without investigation, and to ex
amine the cases of the remainder with a
view to their re-employment. The point oi
disagreement during the conference k
believed to have been" the demand of the
strikers for Superintendent Hurd's dis
Resnmed Work at Mattoon. -Mattoox,
Ills., Jan. ft The striking con
ductors, brakemen, and switching crew nf
the Peoria, Decatur and Evansville railway,
who went out in sympathy with their fellow
employes on the Indiana lines, concluded
yesterday to resume work. The first train
moved in thirty-fivo hours was started at
2 o'clock for Peoria. The men ou this 11ns
had no grievance and considered It ill-advised
to quit their places- , -
Latest Styles and the most
l MIRntratpB a
wi vr rauini ihmi.
Will Sive yon Money, Time and Labor.
Evihy JIoushkespe Should Havi 0.
any lady can operate them.
For Sale By
SC. IF1. COBDE
TELEPHONE NO, 105S.
THE RUSSIAN PESTILENCE
Extraordinary lt-atli Kate la New York
:ioteit of the Kpldemte.
New York, Jan. 6. -The extent to which
the prevailing malndy has seized upon the
people of New York can be estimated in
some degree by tho number of cases which
are regihttre.i at the different hospitals. At
Bellevue hospital there have beeu sixty-five
new cas.s s,iu?w Dec. '.?.. Some -x' the cases
are severe ax that of Taul Hoffman, who he
came iusance through the dis?n. Yester
day rr. Hi IT linn was much better The
death rat for the city for the iweuty-four
hour up to noon yesterday a 207.
A Heiur.ly lor The t.rlp.
St Loi;is, Mo., Jan. d Mr Wm. Robert
Eliell. a native of St. Petersburg, Russia,
a commercial traveler of this city, inform
the United lVes that -la grippe" is a well
known disease in Russia, originating among
the lower classes Uvause of a lack of clean
lines It is inleotious to a great degree and
partakes of the nature of nasal catarrh. A
simple remedy for it which euros at once if
taken during the first stages, is as follows:
Half a glass ,.f Idling anil k mixed with the
same quantity of genuine intiortel German
seltzer. Mr. Elx'll says this remedy is used
with such success in Russia that the govern
ment officials promulgate.! it throughout the
Iurreaed Death Kate at Boston.
Boston, Jan. 6. The number of deaths in
Borton last week reached the probably un
equaled number of 327, of w hich some 40 per
cent, are due to acute lung diseases, and are
therefore traceable in great part to the pre
vailing epidemic know n as laj grippe. The
death rate is 40.77, whereas in the corre
sponding week of ISs-.tthe rnte was oulv
21.07. , "
Nearly Sneering Their Heads On. 9
Baltimokk, Md., Jan. 6. Over half the
students at tro Johns Hopkin's university
are nearly sneezing their heads off. Several
days ago the gripjw visited them, aud it has
beeu steadily increasing until now. A special
from Charleston, W. "a., says that Henry
D. Wiukler, a bankr of that city died
yesterday of the grippe.
rriaees Bismarck ita InHuenta.
Berlin, Jan. 6. Many deaths are occur
ring from influenra. Among the prominent
persons afflicted with the disease in a serious
form are the Princess Bismarck and Coun
cillor Von Rotteuburg.
Where I -a Grippe la Fatal.
New York, Jan. 6. Nine deaths from la
grippe were reported to the coroner's otflce
yesterday. Most of the deaths occurred iu
cheap hxlging houses or in the tenement
A German Publisher Fall a Victim.
Berlin, Jan. 6. Andreas Perthes, the pub
lisher of the Almanach de Uotha, died Satur
lay from influenza.
Chicago Not Overlooked.
Chicago, Jan. 6. That la grippe has
made its appearance iu this citv. the doctor
now generally admit; and there are hundreds
of cases, too; the epidemic, however, is not
severe and is not considered dangerous to
life so far. It is not so prevelant that any
one would notice the fact; there are no
throngs of sneezing men on the street or at
public places as described in eastern and
other cities. Still a great many people have
been laid up for a day or two during the
past ten days, ascribing their illness to the
It Permeate the Country.
The telegraph new is full of reports of tba
disease in all parts of the country. Exeter,
N. H. , reports that the grip has a strong hold
in that city aud vicinity, and one death at
The attendance at the schools at Boston
has decreased from 20 to 50 per cent owing
to the influenza.
The New York medical anointtr tiumi-
tbe prevalent epidemic and concluded that
me oniy remeay was to take great car of
the weak who may be stricken.
At Parkersburg, W. Va., the disease Is in
creasing. R. E. Horner, editor of The Sen
tinel, is reported fatally ill
From 400 to 500 cases are rennrtn.1 from
The first death from la grippe in Balti
more occurred yesterday afternoou. The
victim was John B Kissner, a carpet
There are a number of case at Waterloo,
la.. Mouticello. Ills . Davennort I n.4
many other cities and towns in the west.
Milwaukee is tueeziug very generally. It
has struck the railwav and newrta mr offt.
aud affect people iu all conditions of life.
There is no let-up in New York, where the
death rate last week was higher than known
for a number of years past The number of
registered deaths was I,j agi.inst an average
for a seric of years of 790 The number of
fatal case If reported at 870, bnt most of
these cases have been complicated with
The billiardist Slosson has the rrin mnA im
disabled so that be cannot oractiea th di.
sase affecting his eyes.
The dowager empress of Germany, the
kaiser's mother, is very low with influenza,
change for the worse baviug taken place
Four men recently killed 1,000 geese
on Noman Island, Colusa county. Calls
fornia, when their ammunition gave out.
attractive prices combined make
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JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island
Is too valuable in these, the closing hours before New
Years, to spend more than a small portion of it in
reading advertisements. We simply name a
few articles that ar worth thinking about.
Sideboards, Book Cases,
Fancy Oak and Rattan Rockers,
Parlor Suits, Bedroom Suits,
ies' Parlor Desks, Silveiware
Ornamental Slocks, Center Tables,
any of these things make a suitable Holiday Gift.
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332 Brady Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
Paris Exposition, 1SS9 -1 lSVEd"I:
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