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THE HOCK ISLA0 ARGUS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1890.
TnU DAILY ARGUS
raiDATkJlKXJART 10. 1890.
The Reiralar Heathljr Meet Aa
Jinaf,t r Reaprn ta Mr. Da.
Tba regular monthly- meeting of tbe
Rock Island Citizens' Improvement asso-
oiation was held last 'evening, President
Haas presiding-, and Mr. T. B. Davis
being elected secretary pro tem In tbe
absence of Mr. Medill. Messrs. Jacob
Ramser and George Bennett were ad
milted to membership.
Mr. Hass brought before tbe associa
tlon tbe action of tbe tri-citj meeting
with reference to the Wbittemore gun
factor?, and Mr. P. L. Mitchell moved
that the chair appoint a committee of
three to be Rock Island's members of tbe
joint committee, and also that President
litis be constituted an ex-offlcio member
of that joint committee. Tbe motion
was adopted, and Mr. Haas asked pert
mission to reserve tbe appointment of
the committee for tbe present.
Mr. . W. Hurst, secretary of tbe Rock
Island & Milan railway, announced tbe
death of tbe president of tbe corporation,
Mr. Bailey Davenport, and moved that
the association adjourn as a mark of re
apect to one of tbe oldest citizens of Rock
Island, who bsd six times been elected
mayor of the city. The motian was sec
onded by P. L. Mitchell, and adopted
This afternoon Mr. Fred II ass nameJ
Messrs. lie Dry Carse. A. C. Dart and
Pbll Mitchell- as the committee referred
Tbe Iowa and Illinois Central District
Medical society met at Davenport yester
day. Tbe questions propounded b) the
American Health association as to treat
ment of diphtheria were discussed and
endorsed and ordered printed for circular
tion in Iowa and Illinois. Dr. Cowdcn,
of this city, read a paper on tbe treat
ment of diphtheria, advancing bis ideas
as heretofore published in tbe AHors.and
Dr. R. F. Baker, of Davenport, read a
paper on property reporting cases of
death to the health authorities.
A horse belonging to Sutcliffe Bros.,
was stricken with tbe blind staggers this
afternoon and Officer Kramer was obliged
to shoot it.
Officer Carney, of Moline, attempted
the arrest of a couple of toughs from
Chicago last night, when the men turned
on htm and beat him on the head, and
one of them hit him above tbe eye. He
finally landed them in tba cooler, how
ever, and is not seriously injured.
The jury in the Uensler-Williams,
White & Co. case now occupying the
attention of the circuit court, is composed
of Messrs. Lothar Harms, Alfred Miller,
E. K. Stephenson, Pratt Devoe, Irvin
Cox, Patrick Kennedy, J. N. Camp,
Henry Hurley, J. C. Thompson, D. R.
Ziegler, Wm. Denbigh and J. W. Gordon.
EXECUTIVE SESSION WORK.
List of Home r.--nt ( nnflrmatton by the
I nltrtl Mtales Nrnate.
Warhimutom City, Jan 10. The senate
gave out a Ion- lmt of ronli rotations yester
day, of which the following is a part: J. R.
U. Pitkin, Louisiana, minister to the Argen
tine RopuMii-; C'lurk E. Carr, Illinois, minu
ter and consul general to Itetiiuarlt; Charles
F. Kimball, appraiser of merrbaniliae at De
troit ; Willuuii P. Hepburn, solicitor of the
treasury; John S. Lee, ml let-tor internal
revenue, Fourth ilistrirt Michigan Indian
agent L. IJ. MiUn, of Iowa, (Mao agency,
Indian territory; M. A. Leahy, Laimt
agency, Wiw-ousin: ('. W, C'rouse, of In
diana, I'linu iiic'iicy, Arizona
A lloant .if Piintliimilrn.
Illinois-T. II. Weaver. Mattoon: N. J.
Slack. MtrHli City: .1. A. Wall. Mount
Vertmn; J. T. !t:itilflrll, .Mount t'arniel; W.
O. Plnnell, Pnrta; C W. Matthews, Jackson
ville; .1. M. Morris. Lliirolu: J. L. Hamlin.
Kankakee; E. K Hruh, Carbondale; J. N. L
Lacr; Emiiicham: K. A. Nat finger, Ottawa; A.
J. 1'liillips. Auiin: W. A. H. Hue. Jersej vllle.
Indiana (.'. W. Ntrvker, Kotkvllie; John
HhaftVr, Laisirte; 1. W. ToiiiliiiMin, Loeana
port: I.'. I!. !'hreler. iltiutingbuntb: W. K.
HbelUy, New ;t,e: A. Tlndolpii. Vinceanea;
O. 7.. Wool. Ml chell; H. W. Hmith, Lafayette;
O. M. Tit'lii-uor, Criiicelon; E. A. JerneKSn,
Mlefaawka: N. T. Koyer, NiiuleavUle; J. . Mo
'hetn. HloounuKtoii: n. W. McKinaer,
Kukonio; C. J. Ilovey, Motmr. Vernon; A. E.
llartman, Colimiliui; (. It. Hudjiu. Kurt
Wayue; J. M-:l lliiym, iirwiicatle; Mrs. M.
J. ilowe, Wiirtuintftuu; J. K. I lore, Elkhart;
it C. Oarbrr. .Malison; l. f. Orelmir, Terre
Haute; W. K. Oodfrey, New Allmny; V. H.
Liunn. Hlielhyvlllr; Kliner Cnxkett. Kiuth
heuti; J. H. CJtiiMe. Mtillivaii; J. K. Hotmell,
Crawf.rril-vllle-. . i. Burl, Itra.il: II. . Heu
nott, Kraniville; CI. W. liennett. Warsaw.
Iowa M. W. Derrick. .Monti, eilo: J. V.
Weanr.l'o is W. It. Tyrrell. Warrly; 1.
M. Trey or. V itnrll IthttT-t; Milton Marr. Al
ona; John .Mtyiiilkl . lj.trt City; J tin
alahtn, Mueratine; H. ('. .eland. Toledo; E. '.
Hay, (.'entttrv ille; Henrv Kicliert, Ivnport.
C. C. Carp-nler. tort limine; leori(e Craue,
Iftibuque; K K. Ihmehrake, Kntxvllle.
Mich san ll.'tmsou lienian, Charlcvoii;
H. foster. LaiiKliuc C. E. ;r tTi-v. Ni-ifMunee;
W. II. Hill, ManiOiiie: K. H. Uuiu, Houghton;
K. H. Markotrotn, heH-iiitr; E. It. I'hlntiey,
Kaet Hatflnaw; V. '. .HtelietiMrti, Kwanaha: O.
. Weltart, Irou Mountain; Ueorue Tucker,
lnhpemlnic L. J. Will. -ox. Hay City; William
Humphrey, Adrian: W. ft. Chapell, Corn una.
The Attorney Oeneral'a Keply.
Wasnt!itTOM Citv, Jhil 10 The house
was not in semion yeeterday, haying ad
journed Wsdnewlay until to-day. Id tbe
euate a communication wan read from the
attorney general In reply to tho Edmunda
Voorheea resolution of Wedneailay, stating
that no Inntructions, direct or ludirect, had
bwn sent to District Attorney Chambers, of
Indiana, regarding the Dudley cam, and no
communication on the subject received from
Mr. Chambers. An appropriation of $50,
0U0 waa panel d for the reuioral of olsrtruo
tiona from the Miseourl river at Ht. Joseph,
Mo. Davis of Minneaota made a long speech
advocating the paanaKe of the bill appropri
ating over :.,.oiiu for improving Ht.
Mary's river and Hay Lake channel, Mich.
A secret seasion waa then held and the sen
ate adjourned to Monday.
Ashed fur Free Wood Pulp.
WasniNUTojf Citt, Jan. 10. The princi
pal subject discuseed yesterday before tbe
ways and means committee was wood pulp.
MeveraJ gentlemen gave their vie we, all but
one for protection. John L, Mct'abe, of the
Norwegian Wood Pulp company, asked for
free pulp, saying that this country could not
snpply the demand and that foreign pulp
waa tbe beet. Several New York bean grow
ers asked to have tbe duty on beans raised to
CO cents per bushel.
Tba Detroit Free Press defines a tack,
as a simple, unpretending sort of a young
nail. We wonder bow It would describe
a sneaking, treacherous cold one for in
stance that Dr. Bull's Cougb Syrup only
1 canaot praise Hood's Sarsaparilla
half enough," says a mother, whose son,
almost blind with scrofula, was cured by
A DREADFUL FATE.
Terrible Caisson Disaster on
the Ohio River.
SIXTEEN MEN DROWNED LIKE EATS
Caught by a Sadden Bush of Water, tat
Four Oat of Twenty Escape Frensled
Straggle la the Air-Chamber aa to Who
Should Flrat Fly the Peril Graphic Ac
count of the Disaster by One of the
Survivors Three Bodies Recovered
The Record of M (shape.
LoriBViLUt, Jan. 10. Sixteen men work
ing in a caisson used in the excavation of a
foundation for a pier of the new bridge
across the Ohio river between this city and
Jeffersonville were caught by a sudden bunt
of water, caused, it is thought, by a too
rapid excavation, and - are believed to have
been drowned. Engines and workmen were
kept at work all night trying to pump out
the water, repair the break and extricate
the men, but thus far without success.
Description of the Teath Trap.
The caisson is located 3l0 yards from the
Kentucky bank, in about twenty-five of
water. Twenty men were at work in it
The cniiison proper is twelve feet under
water and is reached by a man-hole shaft,
which projects above the water surface.
This shaft is reached by four trap doors
from the interior of tbe caisson, which is
kept supplied with air at a high pressure
sometimes in cases like this a pressure of two
stmoHpheree in order to keep out the
water and enable the men in the lower
chamber to dig out the sand, etc
The Burst of Water.
Hhortly before 6 o'clock last evening, while
the men were excavating in the bottom of
the caisson, the water from the river burst
under the edge of the huge machine, and the
unfortunate workmen were caught like rats
in a trap. Of the twenty men in the rain
son when the Bonding was first noticed, Abe
Taylor, Frank lluddox, Louis Couch and
James Morrill succeed ad in reaching the
traps to the manhole ahaft and escaped. The
fate of the others is yet unknown, but there
is hardly a possibility that any of tbem are
The Men Entombed.
Those still In the caiason are Thomas John
son, Monroe Bollng, Foreman John Knox,
Frank Mayer, Fred Hoapcr, Joseph Mo
Adams, Tom Ash, Hamilton Morris, W. E.
Haynes, Reulwn Tyler, Chris ChilJs, Thomas
Smith, John Uordon, Louis Cox and Peter
Nailor, and one other, name not given.
Haynes, Knox, McAdama, Mayer, and
Nailor are white men, tbe others negroes.
A Survivor Tells the Story.
Abe Taylor, one of tbe survivors, tells the
following story of the accident, and the hor
rible fight for life of the panio-stricken work
men Impriaoned in the air chamber beneath
the bed of tbe river.
"The men were at work in the soft bottom
of the river. They made such rapid pro
gress to-day in the muddy surface that the
sxcavation went down faster than the
oaisson, whose great weight was expected to
carry It gradually down, keeping pace with
the work of excavating to a rock founda
tion. This afternoon an unusual quantity
of water began to trickle from under the
caisson's edges, but the pumps were at work
taking it out and no apprehension was felt.
Gradually the incoming tide increased until
suddenly from under the edge of the caisson
on every side a flood gushed In.
A Frantic htrucfle for Life.
"The men too late realized their deadly
peril, and all rushed for the exit into the
escape pipe. Immediately around the trap
door which admitted to liberty and life the
frantic uufortunatos fought like demons, all
knowing that but few of them could pass
through i he inner trap before the air-chamber
was completely tilled by the in-rushing
tide. Only one could go through at a time,
and as one man gained a pre-eminence be
was snatched by his frenzied companions and
drawn back into the struggling crowd.
The Relentless flood Fours In.
"Meanwhile the flood rose swiftly and re
lentlessly. The caiason roof was scarcely
higher than tbe men's heads, and to be left
behind was thought to be certain death."
Taylor says he was tbe last of the survivors
to escape into the outer lock. As hetweaped
from the clutches of a dozen hands, and
leaped through the trap into the outer lock
he beard Knox, the foreman, about: For
God's sake, hurry, boys, it's getting over my
bead; let the shortest men go first "
The trap fell back behind Taylor and shut
bis doomed comrades from view. It is sup
posed that before any others could escape
they were all drowned.
A Bare t'hauce for Life.
The workmen at the pumps, at a late hour
last night, however, thought there was a
chance that some of the imprisoned workmen
were still alive. Tbe air gauge on the eugine
which pumi air into the caisson shows a
strong and steady pressure of air in the air
shaft and caisson, and it is thought ossible
that the compressed air in tbe caianon will be
sufficient to keep the water from rising to
the top, and that some of the men may be
able to keep their beads atiove water until
The Men all Dead.
Later At I a. m. the outer chamber of
the caisson was reached and three bodies
were found. All of the men in the caisaon
proper are known to be dead. Messrs. Sooy
Hmitb & Co.. of New York, are the con
tracting engineers in charge of thecaison
work; the I'houix Bridge company, a
Pennsylvania corporation, nave the contract
for the construction of tbe bridge.
WhUky the Frobable Cause.
The engineers' theory of the accident,
which is iartially supported by facts ob
tained from the workmen who escaped, is
that tbe foreman, who, it is alleged, had
been drinking, while attempting to reduce
the air pressure, turned tbe valve of tbe sup
ply pipe too far and the pressure on the in
terior of tbe caiason became so low that it
was not sufficient to keep out tbe water.
ACCIDENT ON THE UNION PACIFIC.
A Bad Wreck la Which the Passengers
Omaha, Jaa 10. The Union I'sciflc fast
mail train which left this city Wednesday
day night ran off a switch at Sydney about
daylight yesterday morning, having struck
a broken rail. The train was badly wrecked.
Tbe eugiues kept on tbelr wheels, but tbe
oars were overturned and caught fire. Soon
one coach after another was ablaze. The
passengers scrambled out, and as only two
were hurt, and those only slightly, they had
only tba loss of some of their personal effects
The Wreck Takes Fire.
Tbe two mail cars, the baggage oars and
the Pullman coaches west water and Castas
Rock, ware burned. Most of tbe mail was
onsumed, and all of the baggage and ex
press matter. The names of the injured are:
W. IL Bam and wife, of Rockford, 111a,
slight scalp wounds, and C T. Dobbins, bag
xagemaster, bruised, cut and internal Inju
ries, which may prove fatal
Fatal Accident la a Lumber Tard.
Chicago, Jaiu 10. While four men were
carry lug lumber past a pile of heavy tim
bers in Higbee ft peters' lumber yard In this
9lty yesterday tbe timber pile toppled over
on tliem. John Thompson and Andrew
Johnson were crushed to death and John
Perry and John Lindquist each had a limb
seriously crushed. They were taken to the
county hospital, where it is thought ampu
tation will be necessary in both cases.
Killed by an Explosion.
Paiixziwburq, W. Va., Jan. io. Yester
day morning before the passengers were
awake tbe steamer Ben Hur, when near here,
burst aer cylinders, and tbe escaping steam
killed John, Warden, fatally burned Kirs
man John Reese, and badly hurt a man
named Lauson. No passengers were hurt.
TRAGIC AFFAIR in INDIANA.
A Farmer Kills Hie Neighbor. Wounds a
Child and The Suicides.
Wirahac. Ind.. Jan. 10. Charles Kur-
Jrl oroouy fanner of this county,
and bis neighbor. Ferdir and Casting, in the
adjoining county of Starke, quarrelled
Wednesday over the bo indary line of their
farms. Hastings went io Kury art's home
later, called him out, s lot him dead, and
fired another load into tie open door of the
house, seriously wound liig Kuryart's child.
Castings then walked a t hort distance from
the house, reloaded his g in, sprung the trig
ger with a stick and shot off bis own head.
Social Sensatlou nt Montreal.
New York, Jan, 10. a special from Mon
treal says: There is a sent ation here over the
blackballing of four of Montreal's leading
citizens from membershl in the St James
club, the swell organization of Montreal.
One of those blackballed is Mr. B. J. Cough
lho. Tbe greatest seer icy is maintained
over tbe whole affair, bat it is whispered
that the sole canse for th blackballing is the
Irish origin of the applicants. When the
affair gains publicity the -e will be great in
dignation in Irish circles, and reprisals will
probably be made by t ie Montreal Hunt
club, of which the gentletien who have been
refused admlwion to the St. James are the
Suicide of a Rossis n Nobleman.
New York, Jan. 10. oseph Kosco, who
Is said to be of uoble R uwian blood, com
mitted suicide yestordaj by severing the
artcriee of both wrists at d slowly bleeding
to death at his apartments in Second street.
He leaves a wife and fivt children. Kosco
arrived in this city from rhoenixvillo. Pa.,
three months ago. He w is about 48 yean
of age. According to some of his country
men Kosco was of noble f unily and resided
In the province of Lithu tnia, Russian Po
land. Being suspected of treachery be was
sent to Siberia, served hi 4 time and then
rame to America, where h lost the rem nant
of his fortune in business.
The Railway Claims 1 tit 11.
Minneapolis, Minn., Jul 10. A special
to The Tribune from Piirre, & D.,says:
President Marvin Hughi t, of the North
western railroad, is out in a public notice
claiming all of the fainoui "mile square" on
the reservation opposite this city, or so
much thereof as may bi necessary for a
station, round house, tr.icks, warehouses,
etc., which means all of it, and the conse
quent ejectment of settle: there when th
bind is opened. The North western road hat
the government treaty to bsck its claim.
New Thing In Jury-aelerting.
Cbioaoo, Jan. 10. For the past few days
Jude llorton has been refusing attorneys in
his court tbe privilege of questioning
talesmen for jurors, a id asking tbe
questions himself, refuslig to put such
questions as be disapproved of. iHilla
Donovan was convicted by one of
the Judge's Juriea it his court
Thursday and sentenced to the penitentiary
for one year for larceny. Her attorney has
asked for a new trial be ause tbe judge
questioned the Jury and if refused will take
the question to tbe supreme court.
A Fight Against Corbln.
PhilaDE! phia, Jan. 1. The Record
says: Stes will be taken lit once to secure
an injunction restraining th voting trustees
of the Reading company rom re-electing
Mr. Corbin president. The matter has been
placed in the hands of l-awyer John G.
Johnson. In addition to th j legal measures
which will lie taken against tbe voting
trustees they will be pres nted with a pro
test against Mr. Corbin's rr-election by tin
stock and bondholders. Tb is is because the
road didn't earn a dividend last year.
New York and Boston are threatened
with an ice fajitne.
The American associatiot of base ballists
has decided to locate its eighth club in
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Senator Farwell, of Illinois, is reported to
be in poor health. He is afflicted with a
C. E. Flail's hominy mills, nt Indianapolis,
were destroyed by fire Thunnlay morning.
Loss, fTTi.OilO; insurance, mo.KiO
The Anaconda copper mine at Helena,
Mont., where five men were imprisoned Nov.
15 by fire are still burning a a J the damage
0 far is enormous.
New York's death list for the twenty-four
hours ended at noon Thui sday showed a
gratifying decrease, there be ng forty-three
less than for the previous twe ity-four hours.
The cattlemen of Kansas, in convention
assembled Wednesday, iassd resolutions
condemning tbe "dresswl Isw' combine" and
demanding coiigrewioual action against tbe
Miss Letitia Aldrich, the nieoe of Senator
Stewart, of Nevada, mad a successful
debut at Washington City, Thursday, as an
actress in the role of "Makl Marian" in the
play of tiiat name.
The Indiana state board of agriculture
has jeopardiied its hair liy nearly unani
mously voting to abolish the Woman's Fair
association.au auxiliary organization. Tbe
women only a few days ago met and elected
The wall of a new IVesbyteriau church at
Brooklyn, N. Y., blew down Thursday, fall
ing on a frame d welling adjoining and kill
ing Mary Purdy, aged 19, and David Purdy,
aged 15. Four women and one man were
The Reading Railway company has raised
a breeze that may swell inu a cyclone by
ordering all its brakemen an 1 baggagemen
to shave their faces clean. Krone of the men
have beards they are proud i f and there is
likely to be trouble over the orier.
Tbe base ball injunction suit against John
M. Ward, at New York was postponed
again Thursday until Wednesday next The
League presented affidavits showing tbe
agreement Ward made with tl e League aud
declaring him an lndisjienAable player.
Dr. Kniffen and Miss Pure 11, committed
to jail at Trenton, N. J., for tbe murder of
tbe doctor's wife, were released Thursday on
a writ of habeas corpus, bail bnng fixed In
tJ0,0t)0 each, which waa promptly given by
twenty -eight of tbe most promi nent business
men of Trenton.
Judge Cooley, of the interstate commis
sion, Thursday distinguitihed himself in a
new role. II ia negro coachman went mad,
procured a shotgun aud start d to murder
his employer's family, but tut- judge with
consummate coolness, talked tc tbe maniac
until he laid down tbe gun and was ar
retted. Father Jaen, a Roman Catholic priest,
was some yeare ago deprived of his priestly
functions by Bishop Hennessy, of Dubuque,
la., for some alleged disobm ienoe. Tbe
priest sued the bishop for til ,000 damages
in 1872, and has been beaten in two or three
triala Tbe case is now on ti-ial before a
Jury at Dubuque.
Blew It In at the Uanibllaf Table.
Chicauo, Jan. 10. Louis P. ijcoville, sec
retary and attorney of the Cuicago City
Savings and Loan association, left the dry
nearly a week ago. A hasty examination of
his accounts shows a shortage o' upward ot
afl.OOO belonging to the society. Scoville has
been a frequenter of gambling houses and
it is believed that tbe most of he missing
money was lost by him in gamb lug.
A Newspaper Anniversary.
Ciiicaqo, Jan. 10. The Chicago Times
this morning celebrated the thii ty -sixth an
niversary of its establishment bf issuing a
thirty -six page edition. Mix pa(ss are de
voted to a history of The Times, tc., tweuty
four to tbe World's fair, and an exposition
in detail of Chicago business enterprises, and
the remainder to news and "ads.'
The Grip Closes the Liquor Saloons.
Providence, R. L, Jan. 10. La grippe
retains its hold here, and busin ws of every
kind feels the effect The stoies are de
serted, and the liquor saloons are as quiet at
night as a tomb. Two of the jest known
bar-tenders in the city died Wednesday
night from the disease.
Tbe South Dakota Liquor Law.
Pterre, S. D., Jan. 10. The opinion cf
Attorney General Dollard, given in a circu
lar letter yesterday holds that all those who
have sold liquor since the state wet admitted
are law-breakers and will be amenable to
punishment as soon as penalties ai e provided
by the legislature.
HIS LABORS ENDED.
"Pig Iron" Kelley Goes to His
DYING AS HZ DESIRED, IN HARNESS
a. Protracted Straggle with the Grim Ter
ror Closed In Sight or the Scene of Ills
Services to the State Fourteen Consec
utive Terms In the House of Represent
atives Was Bis Uccord Bis Rise from
Poverty to National Prominence.
Washington City, Jan. 10. William
darragh Kelley, the venerable father ot the
kouse of representatives, died at 6:20 last
evening from exhaustion. For thirty hours
the aged statesman had lain in a comatose
condition. At times be would rally, and
the patient watchers were encouraged to be-
HON. WILLIAM DARRAGH KVLLIT.
lieve that careful nursing and the physi
cian's science bad fought off the grim mon
ster who was hovering so close to the bed
side, but these semi-lucid intervals were of
short duration, and wore succeeded by pe
riods in which the judge tossed about in a
high state of delirium, and was unable to re
cognize Mrs. Kelley or any other member of
Mens of Death's Approach.
Early yesterday morning Dr. Stanton,
who bad been in constant attendance ever
since Judge Kelley 's condition first became
so alarming, noticed a marked change for
the worse, and told Mrs. Kelley that the
death of her husband was a matter of only a
few hours. He thought that the judge would
not outlive the day, but being a man of won
derful vitality and great strength of will, it
would not have surprised tbe doctor had be
lingered along for a day or two more.
For tbe last few hours before his death
Judge Kelley seemed to suffer no pain. Ilia
strength had failed so rapidly that tbe delir
ium had left him, and he lay motionless and
almost lifeless. He was unable to speak, and
was so weak that he could not press the
hands of his wife or children as they grasped
his own. He was probably not conscious of
his surroundings for at least six hours before
Wanted to Die In Barnes.
Judge Kelley died as be had always
wanted to die, in harncsa. When Mrs. Horst
mann came here ten days ago she told her
father that she wanted to take him home to
Philadelphia, where she would be able to be
with him constantly and nurse him. He said
he wanted to die in sight of tbe capital and
in harness. Judge Kelley wishr 1 to U. buried
from the house of representatives, and his
wish will lie obeyed. As soon as Speaker
Reed beard of tbe death he sent Sergeant-at-Arros
Holmus of tbe house to consult with
the family, and to take charge of tbe ar
rangements if they so desired. The inter
ment will take place at Philadelphia Satur
day. Bis Successor as "Father."
By the death of Judge Kelley Mr. Randall
becomes the father of the bouse, but it is not
believed be will live long to enjoy that
honor. If Mr. Randall should dieauriug the
present congress the honor of being "father
of tbe bouse" would have to lie divided be
tween Mr. O'Neill, of Pennsylvania, and
Mr. Cannon, of Illinois.
CARVED OUT HIS OWN CAREER.
A rrintine Office Gives Him Bis First
Inspiration of Ambition.
Mr. Kelley s father was a watchmaker and
jeweler in Philadelphia. At 11 years of age
young Kelley became an errand-boy In a
lottery ifllce. Next he went to an nmbrella
maker, but remained only a short time. His
next work was as a copy-holder In the printing
ofliee of Joseph Hardin. This work bad a most
important influenoe on his life, fur itw-asin
the printing office that he first caught the
inspiration of ambition. Tho chief work con
sisted of reading histories and high-class
novels. The journal of the Franklin Institute
was also printed there, and In reading that he
(rot a good insight into various mechanical
matters that was afterward of great service to
him. and yet he was then a lad under 13. At
l;l he became apprenticed to Kickars A
Dubasu, Jewelers, and served until he was SU
Enters Polities as a Democrat.
Having finished his apprenticeship, yonng
Kelley iu 1KI5 went to Uostou, where he ob
tained work. He was an ardent Democrat
and free trader, and at a pnblic meeting where
some of the great men of Boeton were telling
the people all about tbe state of the country,
he became so fired up with enthusiasm that be
stepped UDbiddeu on tbe platform and deliv
ered such a speech aa made old Fanueil hall
ring with applause. In la he became a law
student, and in 1M1 became a lawyer, la 1846
be was made a prosecutor of common pleas at
Philadelphia aud later was appoiuted judge of
common pleas, which office he was legislated
out of, but later elected to. Kelley was a Free
80 U Democrat.
iocs Into the Republican Camp.
In August, li, the year of the Fremont
campaign, while away in the Inter or. Mr. Kel
ley was nomiuated on the "Bhv k R- publican"
ticket f'orn the Fourth Pennsylvania congress
ional district. That waa not a Rood year for
"Back Republicans." Kelley took off hiseoat
and went to work, and was beaten out of
sight by his opponent. Then be resigned his
commission as Judge and determined to fight
it out. He was a member of the convention
that nominated Lincoln in 1890, and again a
candidate la the Fourth district. He wss on
the crest of s swelling wave, and landed in tri
umph a member of the Thirty -seventh con
gress, and from that day to this be retained
his seat. In his youth he was an ardent free
trader in h s maturity an extreme proteo
tloniat. It waa because of his efforts in secur
ing protection for the metal Industries ot his
own state that he got the name of "Pig Iron
A Requiem for Kmpress Augusta.
Rerun, Jan. 10. At 0 o'clock hurt even
ing a requiem service was held in the chapel
of the palace, A squadron of the corps of
guards, acting as a guard of honor, escorted
the body of tbe dead empress to the Schloss
chapel, followed by the emperor, tbe grand
duke of Baden, and other royal relatives on
foot. Tbe kaiserin and tbe princess of
Saxe-Meiningen occupied a carriage togeth
er. Twelve non-commissioned officers of the
late dowager empress regiment tbe Fourth
regiment of greuadiers of the guard car
ried tbe coffin 011 their shoulders, their way
being lighted by torch -bearers.
Objected to tho Aa-ssment-
San Francisco, Jan. 10. A strike oc
curred at tbe Union Iron works Thursday
afternoon which was amicably settlod a few
hours later. The men objected to an order
of the company providing for an assessment
of 80 cents to insure medical attendance in
case of accident. About 500 men left tbe
shop. A conference was held and the com
pany agreed to refund the money.
O'Shea Sues The Freeman's Journal.
Dcblin, Jan. 10. Upon the application of
Capt. O'Shea, an attachment has been issued
against Tbe Freeman's Journal in a suit for
damages brought by Capt O'Shea against
that paper for its comments upon him in
connection with his suit for divorce. In an
interview Mr. E. Dwyer Gray, the proprie
tor of Tba Journal, said he was ready to
matt Capt. OTBaea to any court
BRICE GETS THERE
Ohio Democrats Select a Man
1L FIXED ON THE SECOND BALLOT
Tba Successfal Nomine Responds to a
Call and Takes Bis Wife Along, Who Is
Enthusiastically Received Reeord of
the Ballots Iowa Prohibitionists Meat
ia Great Force at Des Moines and Adopt
Columbus, O., Jan. 10. The agony over
the selection of a Democratic nomine for
United States senator closed last night as it
was predicted in these dispatches several
days ago that it
would. Calvin &
Brioe "got there"
on the second bal
lot with votes to
spare. Tb caucus
was called to order
in the hall of th
house at T p. m. and
Senator Adams, of
Seneca county, was
made chairman. Of
to the legislature
OALVTN , BRICK,
present. Hon. F. W. Knapp, of Defiance,
had died, and Hon. John B. Lawlor, of Co
lumbus, is dying. The other four absent
ones prevented by sickness from attending
were Representatives Lot L. Smith, of this
city; Munson, of Licking; Counts, of Shelby,
and Brown, of Cincinnati, who sent word
they would support the nominee.
Record of the Ballots.
After the nominations were all mad in
short speeches tbe voting began. The first
ballot was as follows: Brioe 29, McMahon
14, Thomas II, Seney 2, Baker 6, Hunt 2,
McSweeney 4, Oeddes, Neal 2, Outhwait L
This disposed of the complimentary votes
and the second ballot was for keep, and
when it was counted the record was: Brio
53, McMahon 13, Thomas 3, Bakar 1, Saney
2, Outhwaite L
As soon as the announcement was mad
Mr. Price was declared the nomine in a
tornado of hurrahs, and the nomination
made unanimous. A committee waa ap
pointed to await on Mr. Brice, who ap
peared, was given a tumultuous reception,
and he accepted the nomination in an elo
Mrs. lirlce F.nthnslasticaUy Greeted.
Mrs. Brice accompanied her husband and
was greeted with terrific enthusiasm.
Hon. C. W. Baker and Hon. John A. Ho-
Mabon were called out and both made neat
speeches. Every Democratic member will
vote for Mc. Brice next Tuesday and there
will be no bolt, and tbe caucus ended with
an old time Democratic love feast.
The Republican Caucus.
CofMBrs. O., Jan. 10. The committee of
the Republicans of the senate and house de
cided yesterday to bold tbe senatorial caucus
next Monday evening in the hall of the house
Last Fall's Democratic Victory Stirs Them
I p A Big Convention.
Des Moines, Ia., Jan. 10. The state Pro
hibition convention met here yesterday with
between fVK) and 700 delegates present, rep
resenting every part of the state and embrac
ing many of the leading Prohibitionists of
the state. For several years the Prohibition
conventions have been growing smaller, and
not more than fifty persons attended last
year, but tbe Democratic victory roused
tbem up, and it was one of the liveliest meet
ings ever held in this city. Judge Weaver.
of Cedar Falls, was chairman. Resolutions
were read by Dr. Magown, of Grinnell, re
iterating the well-known views of the Prohi-
bitiontets, and speeches were mad by ex-
Senator Clark, John Malm, Rev. C O.
Brown, Mrs. J. Ellon Foster and many Pro
hibi tiou loaders.
Features of the Platform.
Tbe features of the platform were tb
strong ground taken in favor of a state con
stabulary so that prohibition can be en
forced in the river towns, the demand that
no change in the present law be made, and
the dodging of the proposition to form a third
party in case the Republicans should a ban
don the present law. There was, however,
a compromise on this .latter point, as a state
central committee was appointed that o
take political action if tbe necessity arisi
Every attempt was made to give tbe conven
tion a religious tone. Mrs. J. Ellen Foster
was on tbe resolutions committee.
Low L.lene and Rattlesnakes.
Professor Fellows, of Manchester, com
pared low license to tweuty rattlesnake in a
box with twenty boles large enough to allow
them to crawl out; high license waa twenty
rattlesnakes in a box with ten of the holes
closed up; prohibition waa twenty rattle
snakes 111 a tight box with their heads
Morion Dines the President.
Washington City, Jan. 10. Vice Presi
dent Morton and Mrs. Morton entertained
President Harrison, Mrs. Harrison and a
number of guests at dinner last night
Covers were laid for about thirty guests, in
cluding liesides the President and Mrs. Harri
son most of the members of the cabinet,
their ladies and a number uf prominent
A Startler for the Operators.
Scottdale, Pa, Jan. 10. At a conference
between the ierators of tbe Connellsville
cuke region and Knights of Labor leaders
yesterdaj the workmen demanded an in
creaxe of wages, ranging from 8 to 14 per
cent. This demand so startled tbe operators
that they adjourned the conference at onoa.
If the men persist in their demand there will
probably be another strike.
Didn't Assist the Fredericksea Swindle.
Chicauo, Jan. 10. W. H. Bidgood, the
Englishman, who clerked iu N. C. Frederick
sen's land office aud was indicted with him
aa accessory in his fraudulent mortgage
transactions was released on (3,000 bail
yesterday. It is said that the receiver of th
Fredericksen accounts hasbecome convinced
that Bidgoal ia innocent.
Trouble at a Sho Factory.
Eusex.Ms ss. , Jan. 10. There is trouble at 8.
B. Fuller & Co'a shoe factory over th Intro
duction of a tacking machine and tb lastars
have quit work, claiming that the Introduc
tion of then machines reduces th present
force one-half and the price of lasting 1 cent
A Family Decimated by Diphtheria.
Baltimore, Md., Jan. 10. Joseph He
brank, of this city, has lost six children
from diphtheria. Three of them died seven
years ago and the other three have Just died
within three days, two of tham going in on
United Press Annas! Election.
New York, Jan. 10. At the annual mast
ing of the United Press, held Wednesday at
the St. James hotel, the following "f "ird
ofBoers were elected for the ensuing year:
President, James V. Scott; vica president,
John U. Farrell; treasurer, C. R. Baldwin;
secretary, Walter P. Phillips. The board of
directors for l&tO is the same as last year.
A Suicide Goes Over th rails.
Rochester. N. Y.. Jan. 10. An unknown
man jumped from th Central Avenue
bridge here yesterday morning into the
river and wss carried over the upper falls,
ninety leet mgn, ana per is bed
Spain's Young- King Dying.
Madrid. Jan. 10 Tho kinir'a rir.Ui..
have prounoed his eaas hopeless. Th bis
hops throughout th kingdom have been or
J I . - . 1 .
uereu to 011 ur prayers in ms Denau..
"Beveoged" Himself Into Jail.
Cliittox. Ia.. Jan. 10. Pat Kannr. a dla
charged employe of the Illinois Central
railroad, sougnt revenge yeetarday br ssisv
Ing an ungarded engine in the yards and
running 11 into sonts bgx-oart, oolng
siaaraUa daAaga, Ha is taw to jail
Latest Styles and the most
Lacs Curtain Stretchers i
Cut of eoLOme fsams.
Will Ssv you Money, Tim and Labor.
Svbht HovsiKsarta Sao. 1.0 Have Oissi
any lady caa operate them.
For Sale By
TELEPHONE NO. 106S.
The Island City Gymnasts will appear
ia parlor acrobats, at the rink Friday
evening Jan. 10th, concluding with the
Lancaster Brothers in their . sucessful
aerial act the La Shelle. Admission 15
A beagle dog, female, answers to the
name. "Juno." Reward mill ue paid at
2207 Fourth avenue. Hock Island.
Every grocer and druggist sells Blsck
Hawk Medicated Tar soap. Prijc five
cents a cake.
Black Hawk Medicated Tar soap is
soothing and healing to chapped hands.
Now that the police have caught "La
Grippe" iu arrest is assured.
This powder never varies. A marrc of pnritv,
strength and wholronin-i. More economics
than tbe ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in
competition with the multitude of low test, short
weight alum or pr phoppbate powders . Spldt nly
SMaas. Royal Basin 1'owdih Co.. 1 Wall
SL, M. T.
Cbas. A. Stisl, - Msnacer.
SATURDAY EVE., JAN. 11th.
A Smile, A Titter. A Lsueh, A Roar. VoTesrs
(No Sighs. No Moans. No Tragedy. -All Fim.
la ths latest popular Faroe-Comedy crsre,
"A BASE HIT"
By C. . Sinns, presented by s strong company of
plsyers, including the excilab: umpire,
Mr. Wills sd Sihxs.
Sparkllns Gems of Manic
Artistic and Grotesque Dsnces.
Beautiful and Attractive Costumes.
Kew, Interesting and Pretty Fares.
Laugh and tbe World Laughs with You.
A Base Bit" Is by long odds the best pleee of
the kind ia existence Minneapolis Journal
u, uwith aces not lax one moment M inne
Large audiences hsve laughed oprosrioaely St.
Prices 76, 50 and S3 cents.
C A. Stbil,
J08T ONE MIGHT,
TUE8DAY EVE., JAN. 14th,
J. C. STEWART'S
"And I wss taken for htaa sod he for me.
And therefore these errors are arose."
Comedy of Errors.
The Falstaffi of Merriment.
The Falstaffs of Merriment.
The Falstaffs of Merriment.
"Banish not Jck Falstaff thr company; bsn
Ish plump Jack and yon banish all the world."
Ths Two Johns Comedr Onmunr.
dramatic organization, introducing solos, med
leys, selections from oners, etc.
A. Vf PCAatMON, Msnsger.
Prices TB, 60 and ascents; seats now on sale.
on Improved Farms in tbe
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
O. A. FICKE,
SIS Main 8t, DAVENPORT, IA.
attractire prices combined make
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For the Best, and
CLAIfcT'T BE BBATEIsr.
1622 SECOUSTID AYEWUE,
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
its orWeitation8 ithe l0Dg ?f ALADDIN 8tves. This is beautiful in
its ornamentation, novel in many of its features is bound to be a eood seller
buy nodothermine il8 gd for ' " "! wm
o J h,Ve ?1 CUr9e 1 8Upp,y of lhe celebrated ROUND OAKS. This has been
so popular that it .. being copied as far as they dare oy unscrupulous partis but
don t be dece,ved-buy the Round Oak-made by P. D. Berk with I am lhe
atrent for ahorn rnorio o. -j..!. . ' . 1 am me so.e
- " s oilier
Cor. Third avenge
Is too valuable in these, the closing lnura btfore New
Years, to spend more than a small portion of it in
reading advertisements. We simply name a
few articles that are worth thinking about.
Sideboards, Book Cases,
Fancy Oak and Rattan Rockers,
Parlor s,litSi Bedroom Suits,
Ladies' Parlor Desks, Silverware,
Ornamental Slocks, Center Tables,
any of these things make a snitable Holiday Gift.
The C. F. Adams Home-Furnishing House
322 Brady Street,
nn 30 Million Pounds
a It ts lhe purest and best.
Paris Exposition, 1SS9 1 1 HtVlll:
Ask for YELLOW WRAPPER.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
TILES and GRATES.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 137 West Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
trade a great success at the
1623 Second Avenue.
AND R A NOES.
(it - Mrs rue goons. Hardware, etc.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
and Twentieth St., Rock Islard