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THE KOCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTKR.
MOSOAT, JlRCART 27, 1890.
RsrERRixo to the paragraph printed In
the Aroub a few days ago In regard to
the return of Mr. Ben T. Catle to Rock
Island, the Kelthsburg Newt adds:
"Mr. Cable may be called upon to re
tide In Washington, D. C during the
next term or congress, vice William 11.
Stranger things have happened.
A coxiirrrw of the Freeport council,
Including the major, are out on a junk
eting tour which will extend to New Or
leans, for the purpose of InyesHKallim
the street paflngs of different cities.
They are not yet through, but word has
already bern seat back that brick paring
seems to giro the best satisfaction in the
cities they hare visited. This wan a
foregone conclusion, and if the Free pon
tics bad Just run down here one day in
stead of visiting such bucolic localities as
Spnogfleld and Decatur, they would have
been convinced at once of the substan
tiality and beauty of brick for paviog
Rev. Jaa. 8. Gash has at last re
reived his reward for singing campaign
songs for the republicans, making out
lanriinh fares and cute girations. The
Chicago yws of today says be has been
appointed over a soldier postmaster at
Macomb. The soldiers can now under
stand that in Congressman Gest's esti
mation it Is greater in the sight of
republicans to be a political campaign
singer and political manipulator than a
defender of one's country in a soldier's
uniform. By looking over the appoint
ments all over the country, tbey can
learn the same lesson as that taught in
the appointment of high-private-atnonie
Gash. In fact, it seems in the Tenth and
Eleventh districts the republicans regard
the soldiers much In the light they do the
negroes in gene-al; a good thing just
about election time, but they must keep
still after that until next election, when
much ado over them will be rep atcil.
Traire City lltrald.
WRECK ON THE MONOX.
The Chicago Express Ditched Nar
ThftMieeprr and Maaoker II arm-4 and
Meveral Uvea IMit ('tUgi-af Ion
In Portsmouth Savy Yard.
FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT.
Indianapolis. Jan. 27. The Chicago
txpren coming south ou the Monun line
was wrecked at Carmel. sixteen miles
north of hero, at eight o'clock this morn
ing. The train approached Wilkeraon
creek, running rapidly, when the tender
jumped the track, and although the en
gineer promptly reversed, he could not
stop the train. The sleeper and smoker
went into the creek and immediately
took fire.- Four lives are known to be
lost. Among the injured was President
' lngal!s, of the Big Four line.
NAVY YARD ON FIBR.
Portsmouth, N. II.. Jan. 27. A ser
ious confligTatioo Is raging In the United
States navy yard and the Portsmouth fire
department has gone to help.
A ! nf B.n,ill- n km disco VeraJ at
F.viihivill.', luil., Natnr luy.
Tne liMM-liiwer'Htriku in thd enit 1 net
t li'd. It wn n liplit ov.t A vtviitirc- an1
tin trikr c'aiin a vlrtorjr.
Th wliixby tru.it, which h liMil.iiarUTH
at F orla, Il'n., In wovinn to U.coiuu a ri'jju
Uirlv MK-orfioratotl inatitiituiu.
Tin- total n;iliirt of lumter in tbe north
west in I'.! w S.4fi7,4?.fl..WI fwt, a falling
'IT from l-of 7,Vt,Jl,775 f-t
O.-i r't' tltniM has brought Furlough lake.
In tilt' ( uNkilln, atnl will upend Ina JUintun
tlieM with liu wife, hi llira and hi trout
Hon. Talrott E. Wins, on of tlm moat
wiili iy ktu'wn citizens of Mmlnc in, tliml of
a)ili xy Htitunlay at Monruo, Sin li, In his
A roal hlai'k HMtfro prit-it cuinluctutl Ilia
rr it-en at Ht. Cnlunibklir Knmnn C'atlio
lir t'luiri'li, Cbirairo, Humlay. There was an
TIki I'nitatl Htntea ti-nofw at Outline, Oldf
honiu hail to "ntulnl ofT the Uiw-revuruncing
CitieiM of that town Saturday or a iiimii
woiiltl harp nn hunii for claim Jumping.
Georn Hermann, an unilrr akar of Imll
anapolm, poawawa a kurto which hi-lptd
draw tha heoro that bore the remain of
I'mi.h'nt Lincoln through that city in W5.
ManuKr Kntlny, of the Midland theatre,
KaiiNut City, ha iiwl Mugnio Mitchell, the
acirpM, for f5,'Mi I raum slin violated an
aeriwmrnt to play in hi houe, as he al-
Mr. A. JiVUnn, of Ahharille, H. C.,
hot ami killeil hor huthand Saturday br
caue he (tot drunk and lot a pair of hona
ha had bought for her. The woman then
BtiriounlY ahot herlf.
A miMsrrancan river broke Into the La
Plata mine, at Leadrille, Col., HaturJay
and the men had Ju rt time to get out alive.
Tim mine I flooded and if It U a water
cour) it it ruined.
Axziiian, an liuliannpoll miacre.int who
niiirdcretl hU aweni heart, Uertha Elf, eome
month ago, was found guilty of murder by
a righteous Jury lat evuniiig, w ho wouldn't
believe the plea of luwnitv.
Mr Mary iH'ppe, of Saline county, llli
nom, arrived in East Mt. Loui Saturday
with her tahy dead in her arm. She aid
the child froze to death while he was wait
ing for the train at Pinckneyvillo, the sta
tion having no fire.
In a suit at common law in Iowa to recov
er rebate on freight huulxd before law regu
lating tariff wa in force, the supreme court
Katurdny unstained ttur lowsr court, giving
judgment against tho fcQck Itlantl railway,
which 1 required to allow the plifintiff the
anme rebate allowed otbr ltiier4.
The coroner's jury at ChicngoinveHtigatiug
the killing of four of a funeral party on the
Northwestern railway decided tiiat the acci
dent wa the reitult of the carelenaneaa of the
driver Aa.lerson, who lout hi life, and
charged neglect on the cemetery company
and railway. The engineer was exonerated.
GEN. DE FONSECA DYING.
The Leading Mpirlt nf the llratlllan Revo
liitltin .nllnK Hla Career.
London, Jan. 27. Advices from Jl.mte
video umler date of Dee. 21 assart that (ieli.
Ie Konneca, tbe heail of the provisional gov
ernment of Brazil, la dying from angina
IMKturle In a boUl In a suburb of Uio do
A Hero uf Khlpka Pas Dead.
ObEHHA, Jan. B7. Oen. Ratletxky i dead.
Ho was one of the heroes of Bhipka Pass,
which was so gallantly hold by the Turks
against tbe Russians In 187&
Ms. Harrison's nt Reeplon.
tTAsniNOton Citt, ;aA 7.-Mr, Uw
rlsongave h.flia pulteftflfptlon ciatur
day afuruoqi ifro 8 to 8 o'clock. It was
"The man that blushes is not quite
brute." We suppose not, but they say
there is a whole family out in Dakota
who had never heard of Dr. Bull's Cough
yup. Dow they must blush to have it
found out I
LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
A Precept That Doesn't "Go"
with Some Statesmen.
FEIEND AND TOE IN THE SENATE.
Enmities Arising from Htlnfc-lns; Retorts
Ingatls and Ills fcharp Ton;ne How
Joe Mrown Prepared for a Inel Tho
Tmenlrnt Blackburn Lawmaker Who
Will He There When the Opportunity
OBurs Specimens of Senatorial Nerve
Some Warm Frlentlwlilpa.
Wahhinoton City, Jan. 27. Frank O.
Carpenter telegraphs The Chicago Herald
an Interesting account of the bates of son
tor. In which he snys that a dozen or more
members of the) American "houso of lords"
do not S-ak as they pn by, owing to
uncomplimentary remarks spoken in debate.
The latet of tbeae bloodless feud is that be
tween Call and Dumb. An account of tho
scrtinouiotis debate between these gentlemen
has bran puhliithed In these dispatches. A
duel would probably have resulted from this
quarrel if it bail taken place before the
war, but they don't do thing that way now
they just s each other on the street and
plewlnre with a supreme indifference to
ach other's existence.
Ilrst Hated Man In the Kenate.
IngalU i easily the best hated man in the
tenutx. The Democratic seimtor as a ma
hate him worse than the devil hatee holy
water, ami there are a uujiiIht of Demo
cratic senator with whom he can never be
on friendly terms. One of then is Joe
Browu. of Georgia. Brown some years ago
referred to IngalU' attenuated form, and in
timated that no one wa much afraid of the
Kansas senator. In reply to this lugalls
hiade a tlery eech, accusing Brown of
rlmiiing the record of the scimte, calling
him "a sanctimonious hypocrite who was for
olinracterizetl Brown as "the I'rinh Hep of
ever wasbiii hi bunds witli invisible
p in impercible water." Under the
title, the wMintor from Alaska, he
the seniite, nthe Jowph Surfnceof American
politics, as a xniveling political Pecksniff who
had belonged to every political mrty in his
lifetime ami nouo which he did not betray."
At the close of his speech he said he was will
ing to have the sunutor from (.taorgia take
his reumrks in any sense iu which he saw tit
to take them, and that he did not shrink be
hind the privilege of the chamber.
lit. ih Have rienty of tirli.
Cowardice ranuot lie imputed to either of
the) men a an explanation why a duel did
not follow. Brown once came within an ace
of fighting Bob Toombs, of Georgia. Tbey
bid a quarrel during reconstruction times,
and Toombs, to excuse his failure to chal
I ngrf Brown, said it wus no use ,
a if ha challenged Brown the
latter would dodge behind his church
ineniliership, etc. The celebrated flre
eiter wns doomed, however, to a little
surprise. Brown went about arranging his
nlTuirs, and, that completed, he went to bis
church, and got a certificate stating that he
bid left it. He scut the cert ideate to Toombs
and told him that he would be glad to ac
commodate him, and that he would accept
any clmllenge he might make Tooiiil)
dropped the subject.
A Mtory of Install' Nerve.
Not long after Ingulis had gone to Kansas
and after he hail demonstrated his efTrtctive
uese on the stump, he was sitting at dinner
In a restaurant at Atchison, when a drunken
western "terror" entered with pistol in hand
ready for any deviltry. Seeing Ingalls he
walked up to him and said: "See here,
young man, they say you're a blinked good
.jieaUer. Now I want you to get up and
make inn speech or I will shoot out of
you." He then pointed bis revolver at In
galls. Ingnll looked him iu the eye and the
revolver in the mouth nud replied that be
did not intend to make a eech for any
drunkard. The man continued to swear and
flourish his cocked revolver. He jumped up
and down as he did so and by accident hi
boot struck bis pistol and he shot himself in
the leg. His boot was soon full of blood.
This sobered him ami h left the diuing
room. Ingalls went upstairs, brought down
hi pistol, laid it beiii. his plate and Went
on with his eating. The man went out into
the street, got into a shooting affray, und
wan killeil that afternoon.
Nliernian tteaents an Insult.
No one observing Sherman' apnrent
lack of tire and hot blood woul 1 suppose that
he would resent an insult a he did at the be
ginning of the war. He was insulted br a
member of the house, and as quick a a flush
threw a box of wnfers into hi.s tradticer's face.
A shooting affray wn expected, and Sher
man carried a pistol for stune time after the
occurrence, lie never hail to use it, for al
though the men Diet at clitse quarter ou the
street and elsewhere tlm Ohio statesman's
enemy made no attack. A story is told of
the time of the Knnai-Nebraska trouble
which illustrates Sherman's nerve. He was
sent west on a committee to investigate the
troubles, ami one day a rulllan came to Sher
man's room and denounced hi n in the rudest
and must threatening language. Few people
nut w-est were acquainted at thot time with
the characters of sliort-hnnd, so Shermau
had his stenographer take down the abuse a
It was uttered. Then telling his visitor that
he should tie careful how ho assaulted a
memlier of congress, he had tUv man's word
read to him. The fellow looked at tlm notes
and their Nuliur appearand seemed to
frighten him with the idea that he had de
lirium tremens and Mt tho room at double
Other Men Who Ilon't Speak.
Morgan of Alabama and Mitchell of Ore
gon will never sleep in the same bed, and it
Is hardly possible that their relations will
ever Utcome friendly. The trouble occurred
not very long ago when Morgan charge!
Mitchell with being a representative of rail
road corporation, and when Mitchell re
torted by raying that whutever he might do,
and that he would not discuss, he had never
disgraced himself in the senate bv reeling
Into the chamber in a state of bastly intoxi
cation as the senator from Alabama had
ione. Harris and Hiscock have not been on
good terms since their fuss at the latter part
of last session regarding the bureau of en
graving and printing. Sherman and I'ayue
Uou't Hock together much, although there is
no open quarrel; Chandler and Blair are not
on Damon and Pythias terms, and ot course
lim-e the noted ear-pulling affair in commit
tee, Chandler and Blackburn of Kentucky
are "pizeu" to each other. Sherman and
tVade Hampton d not "jino drives' either.
Always Happy in a Itnw.
Senator Ingalls was severely denounced by
Joe Blackburn aliout a yeur ago, and In
galls and Blackburn might be called tbe two
fighters of the senate. Neither seems to lie
happy unless he is in a quarrel, and both
deal iu oratorical pyrotechnics, delighting in
the invective. They go rlsiut the senate
with chips on their shoulders defying any
one to knock them off, and ready to light at
a moment's notice. At the last quarrel be
tween the two each waslusl for the other
tucb dirty linen aa he could find connected
srith his war record, and the soup of the
manning got into tho eyes of both to such
in extent that they do not smile a tbey pass
ay, ami their souls are filled with hatred. It
a much tho same with Ingalls and Voorhees.
Men M ho Will He Heard From.
There are a number of men among the
lew additions to tlm chamber w ho will not
Je afraid to resist if they are attacked this
ktssion. Turpie of Indiana has not bad a
:hanre to show his invective yet. He iscon
lidered one of tbe strongest speakers in this
line Iu the whole state of Indiana, and tbe
Republicans will prolmbly bear something
Irop before tbe winter is over. .He baa a
tall-bug at tbe root of hi touguo as big aa
that of Ingalls, and his command of lan
guage is about as great. Moody of Dakota will
certainly resist if attacked, and there are
many storiea of bis bravery in the Indiana
legislature which bare not gotten into print.
A Nhnrp Tongue Kin! Marh Mand."
Another possible lighter in the Republican
enator-eleet, Sanders, of Montana. If be
bould get bis seat be will display to the eu
ite a tongue much the same a that of Iu
ralls, and he has shown himself to posses a
Courage equal to that of any man in public
life. While a melttiicr of the vigilantes of
Montana some years ag7iiim?,',J a upeech
against one of their victims when the Iat-
! ter's friends were standing around with their
hands on their pistols, and later that da
ttood off a desperado who bad gone Into t
tore for tbe express purpose of killing him.
Handera was reading when the desperado be
gan his abuse, and he went on reading until
he got a ebanoe to cock his derringer. Ttrati
be told the fellow that language like tha;
from "such a dog as yon is not worth no
ticing." The fellow's friends dragged him
rienty of Friendships Also.
But there are plenty of friendships amonf:
senators many mora than there are of
fouds. The great majority are, as a whole,
much like a big club, and they associati
more like college boys than like Democrat i
ind Republicans. Many of the states havi
Senators who are friendly to eaoh other, and
Spooner and Sawyer work together. Becl.
and Blackburn are often seen arm in arm.
and Beck has friends on both sides of ton
chamber. One of the roost popular sena
torsis Senator Stanford The friend
ship of Palmer and Manderson was one oi'
the noticeable things of the chamber. Veal,
of Missouri and Pugh of Alabama are grea'
friends, though they hold different views ot
thstariffquestion.and you may often see thoan
two rough diamonds known as George and
Cockrell hobnobbing together. Philetut
Sawyer, the millionaire Wisconsin senator,
is as broad as he is long, while Favne ol
Ohio is about a fat as a match; but the twe
are great chums. Don Cameron is tbt
bosom friend of Butler of South Carolina.
Most of Don's loves and hates come down
from hi father to him. He hated Van Wyck
of Nebraska because the latter made a bitter
attack on old Simon some years ago, and it
is said that his friendship for Butler had itt.
origin in a favor done Simon Cameron bj
Butler's uncle. Pierce Butler.
The Iowa Deadlock.
DE8 Moines. la., Jan. 27. Saturday tbt
members of the house of representatives put
iu most of the time conferring aliout soiim
means of breaking tbe deadlock. The houst
met and recessed several times, but did nc
businoss. The DemoeraU got a niodiflcatior
of the Republican proposition to the extent
of naming Kolp for temporary clerk in
stead of i ilcox. One provision of the Re
publican proposition was that election of
United States senator was to be iu order be
fore permanent organization. This the Dem-
crata objected to on the ground that it
would be illegal, and this was the situational
the close of the day.
The Republicans receded yesterday from
the proposition requn ing election of senator
and there was some prospect of an agree
Nelly Bly at Home.
New Yokk, Jan. t'7. Nelly Bly, the World
globe-gird ler, arrived at the end of her jour
ney Saturday afternoon, having made th
circuit of the globe in 72 days, 6 hours, and
11 minutes. Mayor Cleveland was to have
welcomed her at Jersey City with a speech,
but the crowd wa too boikterous. On the
ferry coming to this city Miss Bly was in a
cloned carriage, but the men aboard began
ihouting "Open, open, open the coach!" and
it bad to be done, when Nelly stood for thi
rest of the trip liftiug ber cap in acknowl
edgment of the cheers. A big crowd greeted
her on arrival at tbe dock, and also at Tbt
W or M ofilce, while the cheers were contin
uous. Feature of South Dakota Prohibition.
Yaxkton, S. D., Jan. ST. A war of
words between prominent ministers of the
Episcopal and Methoaist denominations is in
progress in this state growing out of a clause
in the prohibitory act now liefore the legis
lature. Bishop Hare, of the Episcopal
church has petitioned tbe legislature to mod
ify the bill so as to permit tbe use of fer
mented wine for sacramental purpose. The
Methodist leaders oppose the petition, claim
ing there is no biblical authority requiring
the u-e of fermented w ines.
The Central Inter-State League.
Terrc HaCTE, Ind., Jan. 27. At Satur
day's session of the Central Inter-State Bast
Ball league, held in this oity, representatives
were present from Evansville, Peoria. Quin
ry. Terra Hnute, and Burlington. President
Pritchurd, of St. Louis, was iu the chair.
The league decided to enlarge to eight cities,
instead of six, and admitted Gulenhurg. It
is thought that Springfield will withdraw, in
which case Iiecatur will lie admitted. Th
season will tiegin April 'M.
Muerietl for Forty-Right Hours.
IxdianaPoi.ih, Jan. 27. An extraord
inary rase of influenza has perplexj.1 Indian
apolis doctors for two days. The victim is
the tlaugbter of Mr. Shaw, a hotel proprie
tor. She was seized with a violent attack of
sneezing while at supper and sneezed con
tinuouoly for forty-eight hours liefore it
could be stopped. She will recover.
Chicago's Big Death Hull.
Ciiic'aoo, Jan. 27. For the week ended
Saturday at noon there were i'M deaths, as
against tiU the preceding week, 'Jrsl the cor
mpouding week In 18gU, and S.H8 the corre
sponding week in lttnei. Twenty-five deaths
were from Influenza and 141 from pneumonia.
Forket Books vs. Patriotism.
Losdon, Jan. 27. The Times bitterly con
demns the English merchants at Lisbon who
apimaled to Gladstone to use bis influence for
arbitration and peace, and says they are
cowards, who prefer their pocket books to
An Old Conductor Promoted.
LaCrohhe, Wis., Jan. 27. James Gibson,
sn old-tima and popular conductor between
Milwaukee and LaCrosso, on the Milwaukee
ind St. Paul road, ha been appo nted annuit
ant superintendent of the Iowa and Dakota
Herr Most Get Another Itesplte.
New York, Jan. Sf7. Herr Most Saturday
obtained a writ of habeas corpus returnable
A GREAT STEAL OF LUMBER.
Canadian Reapina; a Uleh Harvest Off of
I'ncle ham'i Forests.
New York, Jan. 27. A Herald special
from St. Paul says: Canadian lumbermer
are stealing billions of feet of lumber from
tbe greatest pine timber belt in Amarioa
that along tbe northern border of Minne
sota. So bold have they become that tbey
have built dams in the tributary streams for
the purpose of backing up tbe water and
floating out their logs. The United States
government exacts 10 to 20 per cent, tariff
Irom the consumer on each l.onO feet of lum
ber cut or manufactured in Canada, while 11
allows the Canadian lumbermen of that
section of the Dominion borJorlng on tbe
lake of the Woods to cut aud carry off from
the unsurveyed timber lands of northern
Minnesota millions upon mil lions of feet 9!
pine lumber each year practically unmolest
ed. From 150,000,000 to 2tX),O0O,flOU feet Oi
timberings, every foot of Whieb has been
cut in Minnesota, go down the Lake of the
Woods every year.
The vast ex tent of the district, tbe width
of tbe river at the point and other lika
facts render it impossible for the Inspector,
be be ever so faithful, to do anything to pre
vent these plundering.
A Chance for John Planklnton.
Milwaukee, Jan. 27. "There is no reason
to believe but that John Plankinton will live
many years yet," was what the physician of
Milwaukee's great millionaire and benefac
tor said yesterday morning, and this Is about
the way the doctor felt last night. Mr.
Plankinton felt much easier. Ha passed a
ipiiet and restful night, and yesterday re
clined in a chair while his couch, not long
since supposed to be bis death bed, was
Ir. Peter Again Reported Allvo.
London, Jan. 27. Tbe Post's Berlin cor
respondent says MaJ. Wiseman baa tele
graphed the government concerning the
safety of Dr. Peters.
The Kaiser Preparing for War.
London, Jan. 27. Emperor William Is de
voting several hours each day to the prac
tice of fencing.
Struck Petroleum In Mow Torlu
Johnstow;, N. Y., Jan. 27. Petroleum
has been struck here at a depth of 913 feet.
HOURS OF AGONY.
A Brakeman Imprisoned with
His Hand Smashed.
OATJQHT BETWEEH THE BUMPERS,
And Left For Hoars Until He Faints
with Exhaustion Close Call for a Rail
way Cremation A Train Blown from
the Track and Fired Caught Under
Their Kng-lne and Roasted Hydropho
bia from a Man's Bite The Columbus
Ei mir A, N. Y., Jan. 27. Getting caught
between the bumpers of ears while coupling
them together is the commonest of accidents
to railroal men, but James McCann, a
brakeman in tbe employ of the Western
New York & Pennsylvania railroad at Olean,
was made the victim of the bumpers on
Thursday night in a manner unparalleled in
the history of railroad mishaps. He was
coupling oars in the yard at Olean at about
9 O'clock in the evening. The weather was
Oot Caught by the Hand.
Ia coupling the cars together be missed bis
calculations, and as the engine backed one
car down against the other McCann's hand
was caught between the bumpers. The en
gineer, not knowing that anything was
wrong, pulled away bis locomotive, being a
witch engine, and its work being finished
with the backing down of the cars to the
one McCann was to couple to. Tbe cars were
on the outskirts of the yard, where they were
to remain until the next morning. McCann
was pinned fast between the two bumpers.
and to extract his hand, which was crushed
to a pulp, was impossible. He shouted for
help, but no one beard him.
A Night of Agony.
The agony he suffered from his mangled
hand was indeticrihahle. For three hours be
was held between the cars, when he became
unconscious from the effects of his injury
and exposure to the cold. Soon after mid
night a night track lulmrer who was return
ing home from his work passed near the cars
w here McCauu was a prisoner, and, hearing
moans, discovered the injured and freezing
trainman. The laborer summoned help, and
the cars wore pried apart and McCann was
removed to the station. He was badly frozen,
aud his 1 and was so t -rribly mangled that it
had to lie amputated. McCann is not ex
pected to recover from the effects of his ter
rible night's experience.
HAD A NARROW ESCAPE.
A Train Blown from the Track Catches
Fire Several Passengers Wonnded.
Denver, Colo., Jan. 27. The two coaches
and a sleeping car of the Rio Grande express,
which were blown from the track near Mon
ument station during the hurricane Satur
day night, immediately caught fire and for
a few moments it looked as though the twen
ty imprisoned passengers would be burned
to death. By heroic efforts, however, the
trainmen succeeded iu extinguishing the
flames before any one was burned.
One Man Fatally Scalded.
Among the passengers injured by the ac
cident is Assistant General Freight Agent
Zimmerman, of the Rio Grande road. A
number of others were also wounded, but it
is believed but one of them will die of his in
jnri a. Tbe victims so far reported are: C. S.
Zimmerman, badly cut and burned; T. N.
Mclntyre, of Ouray, seriously cut on side
and painfully bruised; John Green, a Pull
man porter, believed to lie fatally scalded;
William Johnson, a brakeman, cut about the
head aud injured internally; Hiram Curtis,
a g:-ader, badly hurt on chest and head.
It in reported that ou Pike's peak several
railroad grading men were killed by being
blown over a precipice. This report is not
TWO VICTIMS ROASTED.
An Engineer and Fireman Burled I'nder
Denver, Cola , Jan. 27. Another wreck
occurred on the Union Pacific, near Ber
thoud, Colo., yesterday, in which Engineer
John French and Fireman John Richmond
wore roasted to death. Tbey were pulling a
freight train, and the storm was so blinding
that they did not sue that tbe sand had drift
ed a foot deep in the cut. The locomotive
jumped the track, burying the engineer and
fireman. A telegraph line repairer was
found unconscious under oue of tbe cars, but
will recover. The conductor, in attempting
to reach the nearest station to telegraph for
help, bad to crawl a part of tbe distanoe on
his hands and knees and hold on to the raila
Even then he could hardly face the tempest
of wind that swept over the mountains,
threatening to dash biin down to death.
Trains on all the roads were dulayed, for
the sand drifted like snow.
FATE OF A NOBLE DOG.
He Hies by Hrownlng While Trying to
Have Hla Young Master.
New York, Jan. 27. W. W. MacFarland,
Jr., the youngest son of TV. W. MacFarland,
of the law firm of which Senator Piatt is a
iartner, was drowned Saturday while skat
ing on a pond on Staten island. When the
hotly was found the body of Mr. MacFar
land s big St Bernard dog was found with
it, and there was evidence that the dog had
tried to pull tbe boy out of the water, but
had lieen drawn in and drowned with him.
Damaged by a Hurricane.
Denver, Col., Jan. 27 Advices from the
southern part of tbe state show that consid
erable damage was done to many towns by
Saturday's hurricane, many houses being
unroofed and otherwise damaged. A fire
which started on the Cheyenne mountain,
near Colorado Springs, Saturday evening
was extinguished beforj it bad caused any
Stuck in the Mud Mark Dead.
ework, Jan. 27 A man was found
frozen to death and suuk to the wa ist in the
mud of Belford creek, an arm of Jamaica
bay, near Canarise landing Friday after
noon. The upper portion of his body was
irozen. liu nanus ana arms were covered
with mud. He was Patrick H. Cassidy, of
Flatlantis Neck, aged 6.1.
The Columbus, O., Horror.
CoLl'MBCS, O., Jan. 27. The disaster here
Fritlay was not so fatal as first reported.
Only three were killed outright, but Eddie
Marriott, the youtigest child of the Marriott
family, died from his injuries Saturdav
night. It is not thought that any one else
Remarkable Case or Hydrophobia.
Sabatha, Kan., Jan. 27. In a street figbt
; here last Thursday night Wesley McNamara,
a proniin-snt clthten, was bitten on the finger
, by Gilbert Jones. Saturday McNamara
! diod in twrible aironv. witii all the STmD
tonis of hydrophobia. Jonas, who fled the
town, w ill be severely dealt with If found.
BANKER DITTMAN'S BODY.
The Long-Missing Philadelphia Banker's
Corpse Found In tho ochuylklll.
Philadelphia, Jan. 27. Tbe decomposed
and swollen body of Banker Joseph G. Ditt-
nian, who has been missing since Dec. 11,
was found floating in the Schuylkill yester
day under the Pennsylvania railroad bridge,
which crosses tbe river at Filbert street
Tbe gold watch and diamond ring worn by
Mr. Dittiuan when last seen alive ware
found, a small amouut of money, some pa
pers, and a card which requested in the
event of accidental death that the finder of
bis body notify James Pitcher, secretary of
tue mutual Accident association, New York.
Accident or Suicide r
There were no signs of violence, and it
will probably never be known whether it
was accident or suicide. It was found after
his disappearance that Mr. Dittman's affairs
were somewhat involved, but not seriously
so. He went to take a drive on tbe after
noon of Dec, 11, and later bis team was
found with tbe reins broken. The carriage
tracks were found close to the river's edge
and tbe river was dragged for two or three
days without result.
shot at a bishop.
A Prohibition Crank Makes a
YEARNING FOR CLERICAL BLOOD.
Bo Sends a Ballet at Bishop Whitaker
While the Latter Is Conducting- a Con
tinuation Service His Charitable Pur
pose as to a Priest A Radical Method
of Propagating Prohibition Principles
The Lunatic Locked Up.
Philadelphia, Jan. 27. During confirm
ation services at St. John's Episcopal church,
corner of SL John and Brown streets last
evening, the congregation was star tied by
the actions of an apparently demented young
man, who rose from his seat in tbe church
and fired a shot from a revolver at Bishop
Wnitilci-, who was in the pulpit Imme
diately there was great confusion, but it
was quickly seen that no harm had resulted
from the shot The young man, who gave
his name as David Alexander, of 1330 Parish
street, was taken into custody. He told a
rambling story of a lotter be had received
which bad induced him to make the attempt
to kill the veuerable bishop, lie was locked
up pending an investigation of the matter.
A Radical Prohibitionist.
Alexander is about 30 years old, and was
until recently a clerk in the dry goods store
of Straw bridge & Clothier. He says that
Bishop Whitaker's attitude on the liquor
question displeased him and he resolved to
kill the bishop. Alexander is an ardent
Prohibitionist. He resigned his jiosition sev
eral weeks ao in ordir that his intentions
with regard to Bishop Whitaker should not
bring disgrace to the house. He says that
after hearing a sermon preached by the
bishop last April, in which be asserted that
every man ought to vote according to his
conscience, he entered into a correspondence
with the divine, trying to convince the
bishop that he ves an enemy to prohibition
and should lie '"removed. " He had been
waiting for a chance to get at the bishop for
some time, and bearing be was to preach in
St. John's church last night, went there de
termined to kill him.
Had Another Man to "Remove."
The prisoner states that he had determined
also to remove the Rev. S. D. McCounell,
pastor of St Stephen's Episcopal church,
whose attitude on the liquor question was
distasteful to biin. It is evident that Alex
ander's reason had become unsettled through
mental excitement produced by his religiouf
and political beliefs. He expressed disap
pointment at his failure to kill tbe bishop.
Roosevelt Makes Another Report.
Washington City, Jan. 27. Civil Service
Commissioner Roosevelt lias made a report
on the alleged violations of the rules in the
New York custom bouse. He says there is
great irregularity in the roll of employes,
m m w ho are put on temporarily being kept
on the rolls, and promoted to vacancies
without being exaraimd, thus nullifying the
law. He devotes mnch space to the subject
of political assessments, which he declares
in l0 per cent of the cases to
be practically blackmail, as tho talk of "vol
untary contribution" is ail bosh. The serv
ice in the naval office, ho says, has retro
graded in this resprct since the removal ot
Burt as naval officer. In the surveyor's
office the "political assessment" abuse is rife,
and as those whose party is oufc of power
nearly always give w illingly, the Democrats
in this office apiear to have done so; but the
Republicans were practically forced to giva
He severely criticises the officers in charge.
The Amalgamated Miners.
CoLCMBirs, O., Jan. 27. The miners' joint
convention Saturday adopted the constitu
tion as a whole and nearly finished its work
by electing the following officers: President,
John B. Rae; vice president, W. H. Turner,
Ohio; secretary and treasurer, Robert
Watchorn, Ohio; audircr, J P. Kennedy, In
diana; executive board, Patrick McBride,
Pennsylvania; W. M. Scaife, Illinois; R. L.
Warren (colored), Ohio: John Kane, Indiana;
W. C. Webb, Kentucky. Resolutions were
adopted demanding certain reforms, and
f 100 was subscribed to help the Punxsutaw
Sad Fate of an Km press.
Vienna, Jau. 27. Since the death of her
son Rudolph tbe condition of the empress ot
Austria has been very sad. She is subject to
great depression of mind and settled melan
choly, and gives undoubted evideui-e of the
insanity hereditary in her family. She re
fuses to see anybody, and spends her time in
singing dirges to the accompaniment of an
organ. Thrice a day she goes to tho cathe
dral to pray for the welfare of hiT son's soul,
and has a large picture of bim draped in
crape over her bd.
Lounsherry Stole S4O,O0O.
New York, Jan. 27. Postmaster Van
Cott spent almost tbe entire day Saturday
conducting bis investigation into the ac
counts of George B. Ix.unsberry, late cash
ier of the postoffiee here, who committed
suicide at bis home when he was about to be
arrested for his defalcation. The amount of
bis thefts, it is now stated, will come be
tween 40,000 and -!5,MAl.
Russian Spies In the Balkan States.
London, Jan. 27. A large numlier of Rus
sians, traveling through Roumania ostensi
bly as ieddlers, have Iwn arrested for in
citing the Roumanian peasantry against the
government. Tlie numlier of Russian spies
infesting the Balkan states has increased of
late, and their presence is causing a great
deal of uneasiness to the various Balkan gov
ernments. A BLACK EYE FOR BISMARCK.
Hla I'et Anti-Socialist Bill Badly De
feated In the Reichstag.
Berlix, Jan. 27. The reichstag voted
Saturday on the government anti
Socialist bill, a very drastic meas
ure which Bismarck was anxious to
have passed aud which also had the
support of the emperor. The "Iron Chancel
tor" probably felt defeat iu the air, as he did
not make his appearauce in the reiuhstag, as
expected, to speak in its favor. The princi
pal speech against the bill was made by Herr
Bebel, while Herr Herfurth took tbe burden
of its defense. Prince Scboniack-Carolath
spoke warmly against tbe measure, declar
ing against persecution of political parties.
The most severe provision of the bill was a
clause giving government tbe right to expel
Socialists frittn the country. The vote was
169 against to for an overwhelming de
feat Conservatives, Progressists, Cen
trists, and Socialist were the opposition,
while the Imperialists and National Lilierals
Tho Kaiser lias Nothing to Say.
The close of the session was then an
nounced, and the members were requested to
visit tbe emperor at 0 p. m. Upon arriving
there Emperor Wiihelm made a brief speech
in whioh he spoke of the loyalty of tbe em
pire to the mouarchy and congratulated the
members on the laws passed for the ameliora
tion of the working people. He concluded
by thanking the members for their labors,
but said not a word of the anti-Socialist
A Funeral Gotten tp to Order.
Scarcely bad the defeat of the bill been an
nounced to the public than a Socialist funeral
passed through the streets headed by a band
of music and displaying red flags in great
profusion aloug the line of tbe procession.
Tbe police charged upon tbe tiarade aud
dispersed it, capturing nearly all of the So-
ciaiistr emblems and arresting many of
those who carried them.
Numerous Socialist meetings were held
throughout Germany yesterday to cele
brate the defeat of the anti-Socialist
bill in the reichstag. They were mostly
of a very restrained and moderate charac
ter. No great hilarity or rejoicing was no
ticeable, and the general opinion mani
fested was that tbe victory in the reichstag
was only a nominal one.
The proceedings were devoted to prepara
tions for the coming political battle. The
Socialists think that the harshness of the
terms of the bill will unite all the opposition.
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The (irltUron Club Dine.
Washington- City, Jan. 27. The fifth
anniversary of the (iriiliron club was cele
brated Saturday night by a dinner at the Ar
lington. The attendance was large, many of
the guests coming from a diUnce. The
music, wit and humor Iwan with the blue
points and continued without cesation until
midnight, at whioh hour, under the rules
of the club, the lights were extinguished. The
list of gusts was a notable one, and included
Speaker Reed, Theodora Roosevelt, Chaun
cey M. Depew, Charles Emory Smith, J.,
S. Clarkson, A. C. Raymond (of Detroit),
Secretary Windom, Si-nator Manderson,
Senator Plumb, Charles A. Orosvecor, Ben
Butterworrh, President IngalU (of the Chesa
peake and Ohio), aud others.
New Anglo-American Treaty.
New York, Jan. 27. The Tribuue's Wash
ington City special says of the new extradi
tion treaty with Great Britain, uegotiatei
by Secretary Blaine and now pe mliug in the
senate, that It differs radically from the one
negotiated by Secretary Bayard, in that it
does not contemplate, in the remotest de
gree, the surrender of what aracalle.l "polit
ical criminals," and also in that it adds a
large list of crimes to the ones which, under
the treaty of are declared to be extra
ditable. Tbe most notable additions to the
extraditable offenses affect those criminals
who have made Canada a refuge w hen things
got Vx hot for them over here.
BlrKlnley'a Cuilomi Kill Pard.
Washing row City, Jan. 27. The bouse
Saturday accomplished lt9 tlrst iniKrtant
work in the passage of McKiuley's customs
administration bid. The meaaure was slightly
amended before it was passed, but generally
was little altered from the original draft.
The vote on passage was i:i to 131. Hitt of
Illinois offered a resolution providing that
the World's fair committee be increased to
thirteen members, having jurisdiction over
all matters pertaiuing to the subject except
location, which latter shall be decided by the
house after one day of debate; referred to
tbe rules committee. The house then ad
journed to to-day.
Costly Blase at Cincinnati.
ClKCINSATI, Jan. 27. The Nevada build
ing on the southeast corner of Fifth and Syc
amore street, a magnificent new seven
story structure, was completely gutted by
fire Saturday night. Tbe total loss is about
AK),000, and tbe insurance $75,0lK. Among
tbe heaviest losers are George C. Lapthorn &
Co., shoe manufacturers; Herman Keck &
Co., manufacturing jewelers; Faber & Dun
ran, manufacturers of paier boxes, and
Hicks & Farley, hardware. The building
was worth 1 75.OU0.
A Cowardly Murder.
CanandaiuCa, N. Y., Jan. 27 John Cul
linaue was murdered here at midnight Sat
urday by Frank Fish. Fish and his brother
John, together with Cuillinaue, had beeu
drinking heavily, though uot very much in
toxicated. Fish struck Culliiiaue in the
nivk aud ran away. Wbeu Culliiiaue bad
nearly reached home he fell dead, and it was
found that Fish had used a Lnifc. Fish was
More ltlotiiig In Portugal.
LlbUON, Jan. 27. Riots have occurred at
Iagos, iu the province of Algarve, and it U
reported that they were iu th-j nature of a
republican uprising. The Dm denies this,
and asserts that the t rouble was caused by
Koine insubordinate soldiers wh.i forced the
gates of thu barracks in order to take part
in a popular demonstration agaiust the Brit
A Postal Telegraph nnu-tal Killed.
Hartford, Conu., Jan. 27. V. V. Mor
gan, manager of the Postal Telegraph Cable
company's office in this city, bad his left
band aud wrist and his right foot crushed
under a train at the station Saturday evening,
and died while the injured hand and foot
w-M-e being amputated.
Civil Marriage In Brazil.
Rio de Janeiro, Jan. V7. A decree has
been issued by the provisional government
establishing the validity of civil marriages-
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Our establishment is getting too small for our rapidly
growing business and we have decided to
give up our
to gain room, and will commence on Wednesday. Nov.
20th to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and below cost. This is not a sham-sale but a bona
fide sale, as we will not carry any more Blank
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see local page.
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