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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W POTTED.
Monday, February 8, 1890.
Frequently subscribers mil their patr for
r..: ui iii hi, uu on . ing to ine omc
...... i nuieo. i o ooviais iniii Qimcnlty arrnni;i'
mem. nnve dwn made to le extra ropfen of
th Oan Aroi'h each ivrtiin- at Thomu' drag
tore, whnre mili-i rlh. ru who fell to receive lli. ir
Pi rr run secure a co,.y.
Howard Wella, the Rock Island post
manicr, has been asked by the architect
of the treasury department at Washing,
ton, to estimate the population of our
neighboring town in 1898. Mr. Wells
who is rqiial to srtviliiog, prerlicta that
Hock Ialand will contain 25 000 pee pic
cinht years hence They intend, o it
aeeme. to do gome lmgtlini: over there
luring the next eltfht yeara. Davenport
Oh. no neiirhhor' We won t have to
hustle much to increase our population
to 30.000 in eight yeara That ia
modeat estimate We assure the )
''if that Koas Wills la conservative and
hi- judgment can he generally relied on
eicept when it cornea to politics.
Hard Tim . With the tiimr
The following letter from one of the
A Hoi's western subscribers re fleets go
clearly the financial stringency among the
agriaultural classes that we take the
privilege of publishing It:
DaUH, Iowa. .Ian 30
Kdltor A Bit Is
Kncloaed you will find two dollars in
payment on the Amirs from March 8
innv. io march, imwi limes are very
hard out here now and money is acarce or
I would have sent more mcney to pay
some In advance. But please continue to
send the paper and I will try and pay you
some more next fall. Maybe times will
bo better. Corn Is only worth ltt cents
per bushel In Oenison; oats. 13 and bar
ley 18. ao you see us farmers of the west
nave a hard row to hoe. Down with the
tariff! It does not benefit us out here
war a . -
we nave to pay just as much for neces
sities aa if we got a dollar a huahnl for
corn, but man ia ever hopeful so we
hope for better times
Tours respectfully, G W. S
Th- Coming; Wheat Crop.
nn aiio, wmm .v ueports n,iv at
NpringtleM. tin- state, . minima vury large
wneat crop this year Tu t cent, more
wraage lias rs-en setsleil Hum last year and it
iooka very promising. In Kiin the out
look is for nn euorin iis yield, estimated at
.siu,ui niLiieis ii present favornl.le unli-
eations eowttnoa. In Nebraska nmipara-
uven ui iii' wris s.un f is growing
looks well It is eitli'iilnt-d at St Pmil that
the stock or whent still in the northwest
about iM.nm.tifti tunnels.
Kiotoiis falsi taw .y a WasaMa,
mcf-talo, N. v, Feb. S. Another riot oc
curred yesterday at St Adellwrt's church.
wnere a factional ijuurrel ovei a clinnge of
priests ims twn going on for a long time. A
i oiisii woman led the rioters, wlm uiimUiriil
several hun Ired. The wnmnn was ldlv
nun. a nuiniier or policemen were injured
by bricks and other misdles. N,. one was
Sliliil, and the police finally disperse! the
... I. V.. .l 11 m 1 .
........ ..sn n an in tne rioters were women.
me men contenting themselves with look
A DEAL IN OLD BONES
Tha Aa.eml.ly of a Halnt'. Skull and
Hone Create Litigation.
i.t.s r-i. ..An action at law ha
nsen nre aiaiur the skull of a saint, which
promiaea some lively disclosures. A nee.lv
ion or mi mil rannh . U-in presael for
MM" BDid the skull of Bishop Snellen, an
ancient prelate of the Masses Alps, who had
is-en eariomz ,. t., a dealer in bric-a-brac
11. a a.
i ue purcnaser. naing at a loss what to do
with hisrelie. consulted afriendly broker, who
""ii lie knew a lady who possessed the
iuw.i, ,i t ne same Kaint, and introduced
Hwdealei h. the lad who hriught the skull
or s-ii l he timknr demanded half as cm
motion ami tn. matter Is unw thrown into
lera.liMi...l In the Machinery.
Om kM I.I -i harles RoiMch, a Bo
iieiiuiiii i .ii-.. i ..,. aa- instantly killed
at Maxwell Hro l.x factory, corner of
Ummis and Twenty second streets, Satur
day It was the young lad's duty to oil the
planing mncluue Is-f.ire It was set in motion
for the d.n - n.,ik .,,,,i. was there at
the tun.' lb accident ix-i-urivtl, but from the
testimony submitted at the Inquest it iip-
osi rlousch attempted f. ml thomnehiuery
whllv il was running and got i might I. it ween
the I. It nu t x pulley His head wus cia
phttalv m-ver.sl from his IkmIv.
a i. oon oho inn ..I ii,. Ronanaa.
nN I kaMi is. ii, rel.. - Archie Borland.
aasaaaa aaal a I . a . . .
nuvoi i ne iii.mi proinuii nt iiiining operators
on tlie .ast, died VMsterday at his home m
faklaiid He came to alifnrma in K1
".-in linn 1111111111; ,. l!..!!!,
1. 1... l. U 1- i ,
..... ... -, a. ,. ,,,, ran- as n common
miner, and h- knew the w hole business thor-
uii.'hU He wiu the larisst nutsiile holder
it 'i i i e i.i t.' I Virginia and fullfornia
wh. ii the great iHiiian i wax disi i.vere and
at tiM' n 'iglit or the iNMini he could have re.
find with .,.I.IMI He afterward emerged
wiin aisiiu r ..isii.iam
baaaaja aVaaaaVaava tsMsaaaaaV
run Am,, Feb :; The grand mrv Salur-
a - - a a. .
uav nrougnt in imiictments again. t the fol
lowing Well. Known keepers nf ganibinK
""'" 'iuseii iirurge n,M, kin Harry
nomaTii. .loim .lordan, Ijirrv King, Krasl
r.s II. i, n Ha,-, ti, ( h.irl.s. Weatheralw
I t i a a aaw .
.ii'iiii i Miifi.Mt .Nfiriiui'l IHtil. Aiilrw J
aj a Baa ana a
oil .ii ei tun.--. I apiasH were aaiued
lor tlulr srnst at omai, but noun of them
were sere.l Satiirdm Hume of the in
Ii i. il men are out of town.
Hepnl.li, ;,n. tsaajrgjea' with llrlhery.
CalARunrroa, W. V'a., flat a Dalegafc
llarr in tin- r,mt aa-wion of th. legislature
Haturdav declared thnl he has Mn improp
erry approaciasl in relation lo the gulsrna
tnrlal contest now p -nding He said the
M-rson wim mill, tlieuffei told bun the
uione wa.- In com., from Uovernor (loff.
Itepubbcan con! taut ('ending au invest i
gatiou I lie legislature ail lourn-d
Hnrlil (..rk Vrtlsl's (,,, hhn.
Kt. Locim. Mo , K. b :i - Koas H. Burch, of
llnsiklvil, a meitilsT ui tin. 1'rinirose A. W est
Minstrel cum tn s stabUsI himsoll .Saturday
night,with sun idol inten H- hud leeii tick
lor several weeks, and during the last three
days lias Us-n unable to play He was sent
to the i ltv liiMpitnl Burrh had a wife and
two children m Rnsiklyn.
Close luesalng on Nelly Bly.
Nw York, reb ;t -The World annouiici
the winner of the guessing contest" on the
Nelly Bly trip around the world. The lucky
M-rson is t Stevens, of this city, his
gueaa being within two-fifths of a second of
tin cthi t iimi consumed by ills- HIv in her
'rip The date of the guess was Jan 33.
A Cane of Modern I rraiiraara.
Heidci.BERU, Fab. 3 The old castle of
Heidelberg, relic of the days of Emperor
l icilerii Hui luii. .ii an. I ot th, (ieiniun
lectors. Is threatened by the encroachment
of modern buildings. A national lottery la be
ing planned to buy up the surrounding
ground and an stop the building
.1. dm Planktnton's Condition.
Milwai'UI, Wis., Feb. a -The reports of
John Piaiikiugton's condition during the last
week were such as to lend encouragement to
his friends. Dr. Thompson announced last
evening that Mr. I'lankinton's condition is
Mild Way of Giving the Lie.
l-oa-Do Feb. 3 The Times aays that Mr.
ParneH'a statement that a general election ia
pending la a grutean,u abuse nt language.
jmj-yivs PLAIN TALK.
The Speaker Goes in
HIS OBJECT DISTINCTLY STATED.
Majority Kule Kegardlesa of Minority
HufTeranee the Purpose of the Kepnh
lleans An Arg;iineni In Just Iflcat Ion
Nerretary Itlalne In Monrning Afaln
The Death of Mrs. Copplnffer Rynopata
of the House Proceedings lug; ills'
Heavy Mail Offlr al Notes.
Washington City, Kel. :'. -Ssnker Red
last night made the following statement in
defense ol his rulings on the question of a
"Mi Cnrl sl.. was entirely right when he
said in substance that Hie dis ision of the
house .tb.-it ,i iil.i lllll W as I'.iM-titllted to do
busines w hen a ipajorit) of the house was
present) ivmiM change from the foundation
the method ol doing busi s. We certain
ly will do so, for it will enable the majority
alecf.-l by the i p. p. rule by their own
votes, and not by the sulferunco by the mi
nority. The rule or the majority is at the
very base of our government. Ir it be not
the rule on- faith is vain and :ve are yet in
Heview or Hie Old Method.
"Isik ill the practical working of the other
d el l ine The Hepubli.-aiiK have a majority
of seven, but they have only three over a
quorum lt'.s is our nuinls-r IH'i isa quorum.
If w-e are to furiosi a quorum the whole
Democratic party sitting idle in their seats
but not prisk'tit, dumb and silent when busi
ness is to hj transai t.sl, but vis-al when it
to he olistructtsil, then there can ls but three
Republicans aliM-ut on js nulty of stoppage
oi the puPiic luisiness
The Way II WaaaM Work.
"Now let us sis. how that works. We are
allow. si but three nhwntees. Mr. Rockwell
I sick. It would endanger his life to come
lr Wills-r is m the same ease Mr. T. M
Wrowne is too si.-k to ! able to lie here all
the tint.. Mr. I 'as wells wife was dying and
common decency requiri-l his presence
h-r Isslside. Another memU-r must be with
his wife for urgent reasons similar. Just
about this number or memlsirs will at
times is' si, i tn their turn. Ihesernay get
wen, tu others tall sick in their turn.
There, then, is our quorum, according
r. i arusie s niea, gone entu-cly to piexvs
though, even after all fraud lie deducted,
the people had found for the Republicans I
silent Members and Precedent
"All this time, while we are keeping in
the house other men hardly less sick, 140
lusty Democrats sit silent in their seats, do
ing no public duty, except t.. ,lraw their
pay. Is it possible that the I mr.sl States
"paying these gentlemen fll a day without
even the poor privilege of counting their
ailent forms; Mr. Carlisle says there is no
precedent for the decision of the house.
hundred times I have heard him declare that
the nunilHr for and against such a bill was,
say eighty for and twenty against, math
matically less than a quorum, nnd yet de
clare the lull luisseil, and then sign the bill
thereby certify lug under the most solem
sanction of In, ,Wth of office that the bill ha
properly and constitutionally passed the
house I'ow could he have done tUa if hi
doctrine be true that a quorum must vote
The Presence of a Quorum SnfllrienU
I iiilerstatiil m- :t at rer dav Mr. Car
lisle in in v pr. . nee h is . I. .elans! that such a
hill had votes for and against bv his o
count as speak -r thuu a quorum, and has
vet imiiiedi'tti.lv de. lai.sl h passed and has
signed : -thus furnishing the only proof the
president could have that it was passe I
How could this U . v pt on the plain
ground that if a quorum did not vote, the
presence of a quorum was enough I But this
matter does not need argument, in Mr,
( arlisle's own state, iu Democratic Teiitii-s
L in Democratic New York, in Democratic
Ohio, in Massachusetts, and in the court
everywhere as you may see by Mr. Butter
orth s speech, the doctrine just upheld by
the house ls the law of the land. And it
ougnr u no ir gooil governmont is not to
perish from the face of the earth.
Filibustering Not Parliamentary
"Not a ruling has 1 mad u. the house
to suppress filibustering which has not the
full sanction of pnrliameiirarv law Tha
men snoiuu resist hi shows how ingrauie.
tne wrong course has tiecotnc ami how neces
sary tne remedy. v hat is the bouse trying
" " h to perform it highest function
that of ileciiliiig the right ol a in- iiiI-t to bis
t. I'ntil Iss no I13, pver dured to lib
t.ustet against such a ra No man ought
to De allow. I to io it t-dnv. .-t every nay
three hours are wasted in approving th
journal when rive uunuti-s would ! ample
Those three hours lielong t.. the public Imsi
nesa. I he pisipie do not understand tluit
every wanton roll-cull consumes thr.s. uuai
ters of an hour
The Mutter ..I l;,,e.
'Sou I th.-s.. in. ii are talking almut
ruliss They al e now actuig under a tssly of
rules winch the Viie rican people use in their
assetnlilie, a Unlv ot rule- w. ll kii .wn im.l
under -1 o. ui by all those who are not wilfully
Ignorant When we hrst came here the oh
structi. mists i i..e hired tnat th. v would die in
the last ditch aguinst any rules thev did not
approve ut. and now thoy are waiting to die
at I bertnopvue in d 'feus.-of the iilierties of
tlayir country liecause we don't for.s' nil
on mem ii mere could lie fewer deaths at
1 lieniiopv.ii- ami more luisim--., in th - ii uise
tha country would ! better olf li is true
that the Denus ratic lemler,, like Mr. Car
lisle, nave long sun , ceased P. participate iu
the delluii' ol good government, but they
stioiiid now make themselves heard a till inn
tivelv on the side of order.
SENATOR INGALLS' MAIL.
II. I.. Is
ii ui.. 1 1 1 ii, nt Letter. Hud
WAHlllNliTOJK CITY, Keb :; - While Sena
lor ingaiis until is alwa , large, i. quiring
the service, ol two tye-writ.r operators
oontinually, since his celebrated negro que
th ui speech it has Isv-onie necessary to bring
it to ins committee room in a stick, the morn
ing mail bringing about sin letters and the
other four maiU it him. about 4h0 nioro.
iue senator goes caietully over his entire
nail sin ;le hand d, au 1 dissses of it each
day. ( ongmtiilatioiis BOggr an on him from
all quarters of the country. For the first
three duvs after the deliverv ot his speech he
Was ttisiilid with telegram, his admirers
from acrom the water adding then runtrihu-
tloll to the I est
A Letter from (ieurgla.
A numU r ol the senator -congratulations
have come from the south He has gajH the
ItdjaVnl ol no letters from the usunl run of
clank-, who so iietimes bother L-reat orators
ifh letters written in red ink, mi l orna-
ietitisl with devil,' heads, threatening all
sorts of destruction and dire vengeance. But
row letters ha. -e been receivisl by him that
could Isi laid to the dsir of this class, one of
which consisted of simply a blank piece of
paper inclosing a card Is-uring on one side a
L'onfeilerate flag, on the other the inscrip
tion "Bah." Another was so badly written
as to be indecipherable. The following let
ter, written nn a business firm's letter-head.
reached the senator Saturday from Virgil,
Ua., dated Jan 30. IHy)
TJ. 8. Hkniter I.nhalls. Washington. D.
C. : We would more cheerfully pay 2,000
toward burning every newspaper anil their
editors that publishes vour fool sneachaa
that we pay '.' cants to carry this to you.
Yon are certaiulv the most cursed, hell-bent
fool ou earth, and how a crowd can waste
the time listening to von can be accounted for
only tnat they are ir. S. seniters Our a
t'liiutioii ol that Issl) g.s-. down nearly
every time we hear from it. We can con
gratulate you on being a succ-asful or
lucky maniac. You are lucky that you find
fools to tolerate you. That the devil ie
crowded with such as you is evident, or lie
would have taken you alive. Yours truly.
(MgTBeaa B Nibi.ack (t Co.
PROCEEDINGS IN THE HOUSE.
Hwturday's Little Kntertalnmeat Presents
tin New fee tn res An Agreement.
WasbixoTON ClTT. Feb. 3 The house
Saturday got through the fili bust 'ring sea
son somewhat quicker than on be other
days, and in time for Crisp to gpei k against
the seating of Smith, Row ell in fc 'or there
of, and O'Ferrall against. A-i agreement
was made that the case shouH b 3 debated
for six hours Monday three 1 ours for
etch side but no time for a vote vas fixed
and then the house adjourned.
No New Features of Disorder.
Up to the point of the approvul of the
journal, which took up about thiee hours
of time, the reader can get almos a verba
tim report of the proceed ngs by
re-reading the report of Friday
session. Springer made his adjourn
metit motion, Mckinley m ived the
previous question on approval, the v was
noisy hullahalloo.out of which Spet.ker Reed
emerged, calmly declaring thejot rnal ap
proved on a vote lu which no Dtnocratic
names appeared, except as they wei e ordered
enti red on the journal as present not vot
ing, but making a quorum.
The Election Case.
Crisp then offered a subatitute fi r the
emuou declaring rsmim, Kcpuni can, en
titled to the West Virginia seat, which sub
titute affirms Jackson's claim 'riap did
pot speak long to the merite of the question
but switched off to a protest agai ist being
compelled to debate the matter iu the ab
sence of niles governing the ho ise. He
quoted a newspaier report that t ie recent
Republican caucus had decreed to dispose of
an tne election cases without rult in order
to increase their majority.
The Point Deuted Point - Hi ink.
McKinley here said that the repo -t spoken
of was wholly untrue, and Rowell sain that
Crisp had the denial of the same -eport di
rectly rrom him Rowell. This iVisp ad
mm. si, nut said that the issue of veracity
was net ween Kowell and thenewsru per men
ami ne inougn ine report was tn a manner
confirmed, because the rules had not been re
ported. The debate went into ti e reason
why the rules were so tardy, and t lere were
some explanations by Carlisle anilalilcKinley
neither agreeing as to the cause. ( risp then
umshed bis argument in the election case
Rowel I's Reply to Crlap
l ' II ,1 -
noweu men iook uie noor ana sa d he was
glad to tind out at last why the time of the
house hail beeu wasted for many days. The
house had lieen told that it had be -n the in
teutioti of the minority to meet thi contest
eil election case by diacuasion, and without
delay, until they had found a state nent in
newspaper aa to the intention of tb Repub
lican side of the house, and the gtntlcniau
Crisp had preferred to take this tateuaent
of a nian who was not present at tlie caucus
rather than that made by a felloe member
who was there.
Another Newspaper Statement.
Now he Rowell would call attention to
another newspaper statement, lublisbed
widely so long ago as September last, and
published on the authority of thu Demo
cratic leader of the house that it was the
intention of the minority side to i esist, by
every means known to parliamen ary law
the unseating of any Democratic member
whose seat was contested, and tiat, too
without reference to the right or a rong of
tne case. Kowell then took up the con
tested election case, closing at 5:30.
A Little More Confusion
(J Ferrall then began a reply to Rowell
confining himself to the case before t he bouse
iittei si.eakinj nair an hour ho winted to
stop and finish Monday, and som i Repub
licans said "That's fair." But objection was
made, disorder broke out, and final ly O'Fer
rail proposed to read the whole pr nted rec
ord of the case as part of his sperch. The
speaker promptly announced thai it could
not lie read; that according to gem ral par
liamentarv rule no one could read from a
printed I k as part of his speech. This
caused a lively protest, but after a thort sea
son or excitement the agreement noti above
was made and the house adjourned
BLAINE BEREAVED AGAIN.
state Secretary's Eldest
liea of Rraln Fever.
Washington Citt, Feb. 3. M -s Alice
Coppinger, the eldest daughter of Secretary
Blaine, who has beeu seriously ill for several
days past w ith brain fever, the resi It of an
attack of la grippe, died at the Blaine man
sion at o'clock a. m. yesterday. The fu
neral services will take place from St Mat
thews' church to-morrow morning at 10:30
dock Cardinal Gibbons ha wieu In
formed or the death of Mrs Coppu ger and
win assist at the obsequies
The National Ileht and Surf In a.
V ASHlMiT.iN City, Feb 3 The reduction
lu the public debt during the past n onth, as
shown bv th monthly debt stateme it issued
from the treasurv department Siturday
amoiinieu io ig,z.Mir, and for t ie seven
months of the current fiscal year $.'.' y3H.tkl.-j.
i ne net caaii or surplua in the treasury
Saturday was Xl.taaVMO, or about i.i'iiJ.OOO
more than a month ago. National! tank de
positories hold $37, "00,111, a dec ease of
PMgM during the past month.
Clark Waa ConHrnaed.
Washiwtun l itv, Fob J - Sena or Far
well was questioned Saturday aa to the
truth of the statement that the not liiiation
or Mr t 'lark as collector of the port of Chi
cago was confirmed by the senate in ezecu
tive sesoion last Thursday
es, replied the senator . "Mr C ark has
beeu confirmed." He added that be lad con
seiited to the confirmation, as it. detent
uld have availed nothing.
A Couple nf New Bank.
v I Minn im Citt. Feb. 3. A National
laink lias been authorlcsd to a ommet ee busi-
insss al I'uvallup, Weak , styled tie First
National, with a capital ot A0.IIOO Anione
the applications for authority to or, anize is
one by J A. .Strang, of Bessemer, and his
associates. The bank is to beat Hurley,
VV Is., and to be called the First Natio lal
BEEN ABSENT SIXTEEN YE RS.
I Fliioch Ardeu Who Ilecl nea
Aeeept the Nltuatlon.
KormcsTEK, N. Y.. Feb. !!. Htxtet n years
ago Ii. ichetemaler, a Herman slut. maker
disappeared from this city, deserting lis wife
and six children, the voumreat of wh hu was
month old and the oldest 10 years jf age.
No one knew where he went, and no i ne had
ss?n him siuie he left until Saturday night
w hen ne walked luto the house and si rurised
his wife so that she fainted awav While
l.chetemaier was in the house John t tratim.
"uuiii .nn., r.eiieiemaier married si: years
l. r, . i . . ...
ago, supposing her first husband wa. dead.
ame in. The men looked angrily at each
other lor a moment, and theu expla uatious
ensued Husband No. 1 demanded his chil-
Ireu. II ii,!, in, l No. M refused, uud th result
was that the two men and the woman came
to police headquarters to settle It, bat the
police captain told them to wait until Mou-
lay for the judge, and they did ao.
DISCOURAGED AND DESPERTE.
si nf IS-Year-Old N
Ulrl Who Couldn't Oat VV ,.rl .
New York, Feb. S. Mary Bear, iged 15,
attempted suicide in a dime museum at 631
Eighth avenue, Saturday night, by taking
puris green. Her father, a carpenb r, had
been out of work some time on accou it of a
broken leg. He told Mary last we k that
be ought to get work and help pay tl e rent,
ine ratnlly would bo dispossess . The
girl went out, and came back at nig t. say
ing she bad obtained work. She wi nt out
every day, but in fact had not been able to
secure employment, and Saturday nizht be
ing afraid or ashamed to return bom i with
out any money, she swallowed polaoi . she
was taken to a hospital, where it was said
that she might recover.
"Pat Grant" Still In Jail.
Detkot, Feb. a. "Fat Grant. Railway
Laborer," The Chicago Inter Ooeax corre
spondent who was jailed in default o I ball
which he refused to give last week, would
have been bailed Saturday but that tl e sher
iff could not be found. The report of the
committee which examined Dr. O'l ieiilv'g
books is made public. It states that tl e com
mittee has seen all the doctor's letter books,
vouchers, etc. , and that every dol ar has
been honestly accounted for. Th. total
receipts of the Irish league were $279,06.57,
and disbursement $241 ,049. JO. Tha t alance
is accounted for as cash on band in U nk.
ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY. PERBUARY
A FIRE HORROR.
Dread fill Disaster Overtakes Secre
HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER DEAD.
Ills Realdenee at nehlnrton llnrned
Mr. Tracy Killed while Escap
ing, and a fawffhter anal trench
Washington, Feb. 3. The residence
of Secretary of the Nayy Tracy
was burned at 7 o'clock this morn
Ing. Mrs. Tracy was killed while
jumping from a window, while
the secretary's youngest daughter and
French maid were burned to death.
Secretary Tracv and his eldest daughter
and grand-child were rescued, though
they were severely injured, and the sec
rotary was unconscious when removed
from the house.
The president, vice president and the
cabinet colleagues hastened to the resi
dence of Bancroft Davis, to which the
secretary had been removed. It is thought
those rescued will recover.
A HPMAN HOLACAU8T AT BOSTON.
Boston, Mass., Feb. I Shortly after
midnight yesterday morning the dwelling
bouse M to -.Nrtl North street, occupied by
Maunc R 11 bey ' clothing store on the first
floor and by lodgers, chiefly Italian fami
lies, on the three upper floors, was gutted by
fire, which is supposed to have originated in
the store. The flames speedily cut off escape
by the stairway and the Inmates of the
building had no means of saving their lives
except by jumping from windows
The Wooden Stalrraae Aflame.
Before the fire was discovered it had
reached the staircase and was feeding upon
the wooden stairs and rapidly spreading to
ward the roof. The sleeping lodgers were
aroused in confusion and some were bewil
dered and at once succumbed to the flames
otners attempted t floe down the stairway
and fell victims to the flames, while still
others I. uned from the windows to meet
death or mutilation from contact with the
lavement When the firemen arrived they
quickly extinguished the Are and rescued
those of the inmates who bad managed, by
hanging out of windows or taking refuge on
ine root, to escae the deadly smoke and
Frantic Shrleka and I'rayera.
1 he shrieks ami prayers of the terrified
people were mingled with the cries and
groans of the injured, and the scene was
terrible one. In a few momeuts. however
the imprisoned people bad been taken down
the ladders, the injured removed to hospitals
1 , . . . . . . .
inn 1 ne uoau 10 1 tie station house. It was
found that eleven H?rsons had been burned
to death. All of their bodies were found
huddled together on the top floor, they hav
ing fl.sl from the lower rooms when thev
first discovered the tire, the flames having
already cut off escape by the stairway to the
The 1. 1.1 1 of Iead and Wounded.
ine loiiowing is believed to be a correct
list of the dead and wounded: Bella Scan
lan. 4 1 years, a widow; Madelina Ciarlone
."! years, who lived with her husband, Gio
vanni; I hi lomena Ciarlone, 30 years, wife
of Pasijuale Ciarlone; Giovanni Ciarlone,
veaiv. s,, ,,f Philomena Ciarlone; Pasqua
lciua I larlone, ." years, daughter of Fhilo-
nieiiu Ciarlone Felix Contia, M years,
barber, single. Martino Marchione, SB years
tTiaaors grimier, nosa .viarctiione, Mi vears
wife of the last named: Emily Marchione
years, daughter of Martino Marchione; Raf
ralo fetnligi.i, .fci years, a laborer; Koile
Lesia. 'A years
Thr unities of those injured and now in the
general hospital are. Annie Cilmonti.
41 years, a widow; Fazzetto Ciarlone,
years. 1'ietro Lombard !zzi. SB) vears. Lode
vico fl-olotie. 35 years.
A h u u. nt Incendiarism.
it is suspected flint th- fire was started for
insurance on the store A man named Ben
jamin Sution ds has Krn arrest on suspicion
There is another Btory ot the origin of the
nn- It w sai l that during n .iriinlrnn rrw
over cards one man threw a lighted lamp at
another, and thus started the firu
KENOSHA, WIS , TIRE-SWEPT.
a gwtm.nou nimi- r, n,., - -
from a Hospital.
Kk. sua, Uis.. F.b. I - A disastrous con
flagratioi, . Kit, si Kenosha yesterday morn
Ing, which at one tun - threatened the entire
town Fire brok.. out in the sixth storv or
H R Allen - S in's tannery at h o'clock
and spread with lightning rapidity. The
t;ituierv was burn, si to the cround The fire
was then uamiili ale 1 ; ir H A. Ftawv
ers W agar cure. Which Waa also destroyed.
lhe patients were taken out of the building
In tun.', and m. on was injured Next fol
lowed the 1 . -i man Methodist church and
parsonage and the residence of Klias Bailey
J. Tackev and Christ limn..-, two firemen
who were carrying leather out of the burn
ing tannery , were scorched by the fire, and
were obliged b jump from the second story
window, sustaining severe injury. The total
is estimated at aW.OOBt insurance
CAUGHT BY THE DEADLY GAS.
isia .illnera 1 ... ifceii l.lie. and "
Are Nererely Hurt.
Wu.kfshaHhf., Pa., Feb It. A cave in oc
urred in the .Nottingham shaft of the Lehigh
and VV llkesb irre Coal cottltiaiiv In Nn
plan- aturduy nfterinsiu w inch drove the
Tram la ted gas into the gangways whereten
BMU were at work with naked lamm An
xplo-ioii so'iii followed, which resultisl in
the death of the loilnw inir .lohti IVaarfM
hn Iluiiiphie,.,, K.lwaid M.irria. Fowull
SchuiU, David J Williams. Joliu Williams
The l.lat ut Injured.
1 lie miners 111 lured whose names could be
earinsl are: John Dennis, cut and bruised;
1 nomas Duke, liadly bruised. James Dun
stan. tmillv burned; David Fox. burned and
iruised; Joseph Jones, fatally; Peter Lynn
iruised and cut; John Thomas, badly bruised
A Scorcher at llanhury, Conn.
Danbi rv. Conn., Feb 3. At tt'JB o'clock
yesterday uioruiug tire was discovered In
the baserueut of Samuel Harris' clothiug
siore, at Liberty ami Main street, and lie
fore the flames could be extinguished Hull &
Rogers, furniture; G. R. Htevens, art mate
rials, and X. T. Hoyt & Co., groceries, wart
also destroyed. Total loss, $300,000; inaur
uiiee. Mir 000 mere were several narrow
escapes from the flats situated over the
Fire at Danville. Ilia.
Danville, Ilia, , Feb. 3. The Metropolitan
block in this city waa completely destroyed
at 5 o'clock yesterday morniiuz bv fire
which originated from the ovens of M. Ga
um- b ' 1 ii' kit laciory. 1 ue lueses were as
follows: Ganor's grocery stock, 16,000; Jo
seph Uoiden, clothing, flti.OOO; building.
(10,000, there were some other small losses
Fire at Boston.
Boston, Feb. 3. The Bears buUding, a
flve-gtory structure, corner of Court and
n asbington strasta, was burned yesterday,
eaving nothing but the bare walls. Two Are
men were seriously injured by pieces of fall
tog roof The loss on building is $300,000,
with insurance of $175,000.
Three Brothers Found Dead.
Dkcatcr, Ind , Feb. 8 The three sons f
James Bright, tnutee of Kirkland township
Adams county, were found dead in their
beds yesterday morning. They had been UI
with influenaa, but at tbe time they retired
Saturday night their conditiou was not
thought to lie dangerous.
Or. Mci. 1 win Has a Bad Cold.
Nsw York, Feb. 3. Dr. McGlvnu arrived
from Chicago Saturday night He ia suffer
ing from a bad cold, but is not seriously ill.
BOYISH BUTCH EM
Deed of a Child
A SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS,
He Shoota His 8-Vear-Old Slater and De
capitates Hla l ittle Ilrnther with an Ax
A Louisiana Boy ot 15 Slabs His Play
mate to Death and Then Cuts His Owns
Throat with the Same KnUe Selected
Louisiana, Mo., Feb. 3. The most horri
ble butchery ever chronicled in eastern Mis-
gouri occurred Saturday morning in the vil
lage or kola, seven miles west of here. A
colored family named Bacon, consisting of
father, mother and three children, live in
Eola. Early iu the morning the parents left
home to be absent all day. The eldest boy,
Joseph, wged 12, was instructed to take good
care of his brother ami sister, ami uot allow
t hem to waniler from the premises. About
noon Joseph and his sister, aged S years,
quarreled, and the boy instantly took down
his father's gun and shot the sister to death.
Climax of the Horror.
The murderer theu secured an nx, and re
turning to the house, where hi 4-year-old
brother was shrieking with fright, he delib
erately cut off the little fellow's head. The
boy dragged the bodies to the door and then
walked to the home of his grandmother in
this city and told his story. He said they
wouldn't behave, and he tried to make them
obey. The bodies were discovered by neigh
bors several hours after the tragedy. The
boy is under arrest.
New Orleans, Feb. 3. News of a horri
ble double tragedy, resulting iu the deaths
of the sons of two prominent families, has
just been received. Allen Buye, only 15
years old, the son of Judge Duncan Buye, of
Winnsborough, La. , had a quarrel with a
boy friend, a son of Dr. Thompson, of this
place, also 15 years oM, and the quarrel
ended in young B .ye stabbing Thompson to
Appreciating the result of his act, and
stricken with remorse, Buye then used his
own knife upon himself, cutting his throat
from ear to ear. He died almost immedi
ately. A Family Duel in Arkansas.
Marianna, Ark., Feb. 8. Saturday
mornihg John Kelly, a timber man em
ployed near Alligator Bayou, heard that
his wife, from he had been separate.! about a
year, 1 nd a lioy 19 years of age were too in
timate. He prepared himself and proceeded
to his wife's hiHise, which he had been for
bidden to enter. Kelly found the boy and
Mrs. Kelly at the house, and at once opened
Are on the boy, shooting him several times
and killing him almost instantly. Mrs. Kel
ly retaliated by firing twice at her husband,
who then turned his attention to her, kd'.ing
her also. Kelly's wounds were slight.
Shot a Policeman Fatall.
Cleveland, O., Feb. 3. "Flug-lgly"
Ziemer, a notorious saloonkeeper of Loraine
street, shot and probably fatally wounded
Patrolman McNally in bis liar-room early
yes ten! ay morning. McNally had entered
the saloou to arrest him for violation of the
Sunday closing ordinance. The ball entered
just alwve the patrolman's heart. When
Ziemer was told of the location of the wound
he said : "It was a pity it wasn't his d d
head." The shooting was the outcome of a
grudge entertained agaiust the patrolman
for arresting Ziemer before
A Blind Man'a Crime.
New York, Feb. 3 Emil Myers, a blind
man living at l'-M-J Second avcune, struck
his wife with a hammer last night, severely
injuring her, and then jumjajd to the street,
killing himself instantly
Shot Dead ror a Joke.
New York. Feb. 3. Alfonro Sylvester,
a shoemaker, was shot dead yesterday by
Anglo Colucio. a laborer. The men quar
reled over a joke played by Sylvester on
Capt. Schnettler Exonerated.
Chicago, Feb. 3. The coroner's jury
which has been investigating the shooting
of Bob Gibbons by Police Capt. Schuettler
returned a verdict Saturday to the effect
that Capt Schuettler tired tiie fatal shot in
self-defense, un.i fullv exonerated him fr..m
blame F.x-Poliemau McDonald, who was
"tired from the police force because he tes
tifled for the suspects in the Croum case, de
veloped a peculiar case of haad gnawMry on
the itneas stand. He pointed out on a nian
of tne saloon floor the iositions of himself
and every one else who was in the row, all
dose together, but could not repeat a word
that was said by any bod v. The jury was
composed eutirely of Americans.
Claaasen and Pell in Jail.
New York, Feb. I fiagklwil flaassen
of tlie Sixth National liank, faihsl tonrocure
bail Saturday, and was ntlllaoil to go to Lud
low street jail until Mondav Kroker Pell'
wife and sister offered to go oil Pell s liond,
oui me wile- proierty did riot seem ade
quate, and the sisters pioierty is in New
Jersey, and therefore not n.-ivptatiie in New
lork. llie Kquitalile luiL will have a de
Ucleiicy of nearly (JfaJ,000, aU, the lnox
Hill will proliahly a depositors 7li pur cent
McCoruiIck the Champion Kkater.
i. a 1 t laike, grift, Fell. G The world's
championship skating race between Axel
Paulsen, of Minneapolis, and Hueh J. Mc
Cormick, St. Johns, N. li., was deciided yes
leroay at this city 111 the presence of ti.uaj
spectators. The distance was teu miles, or
thirty two lups. lhe day wa warm and
the track an inch deep in water and slush.
It was au easy victory for Mcf'ormick.
lime, -lis, niiuutes. leu thousand dollars
MRS. PARNELL IN WANT.
Reporter Saw at Rordentowi
Her Mawtl Speculations.
I kenton, m. J., Feb. 3. A reporter paid
a visit yesterday to Mrs. Parnell's home at
Bordentown. He found the house lfttle
more than a ruin; the wind was whistling
through it, and the roof full of holes. Mtb.
.raroell was sittiug in a large room without
Are and very little furniture. Her feet were
incased in a pair of old rubbers and wrapped
in the remains of an old dross. In answer
to questions she said she had no fire Iweauae
she had no wood ; had none for six weeka-
the only rlre in that time had been in the
kitchen for a short time each day. She lives
ou oatmeal and potatoes principally, with
sometimes a little bread She had no source
of income; the money recently received from
the public went to wy debts. The amount,
she said, was SLMlL
lieateti by Wall Htreet.
Being asked if the reports that ah Knaeii.
luted iu stocks were true nh airl It ....
She had bought stocks in t he hone of mak
ing some money, but lvt every time. Mrs.
raruen said she had hopes of irottinir a mn-
sion on account of her father's service n
the United States Commodore Stuart, U.
8. N. , deceased but the government waa
very slow Mrs. Parnell says that her sou
Charles Stuart Parnell. has no means of his
own, having spent it all in the Irish cause,
and she expects 110 assistance frcm him, al
though he has frequently assisted her. She
is in absolute want at this writing.
A BABE MANGLED BY RATS.
IU Nose Eaten Entirely Olf and OMiavaa
Kansas City. Mo.. Feb. 8 The infant
aon of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel lf,.,.v,w liv
ing in a basement at the corner of Third and
Cherry streets, died Saturday from w, muds
inflicted upon it by rate some time durins-
Friday night. About 3 o'clock Saturdav
morning Mrs. Reeves was awakened hv tha
imams cries, ssne discovered the child's
condition and took it to Dr. Hodges, who de
scribed the wounds as follows: The nose waa
eaten entirely off; horrible wounds ap
peared on both cheek bones; the scalp had
been torn away from the ton of the hd
l . .. -
down to the ears, and the skull had been
gnawed through in one place ao that the
Drains were exposed. The child lived only a
few hours after it received its injuries.
Latest Styles and the most
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e Curtain Stretchers
OUT Of POUHMO miMi
Will Savt you Money, Ti
one and Labor.
. i u fiivva Om,
r.VISV JiOUSSKKEI IK S.HOI
guy l.i jy 1 ,.;i operate theni.
For Sale By
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For the Best, and Solid
PA KNELL'S CASK SETTLED
enipromlse With the l.nnilon
Time Kneeled Thta Mornlne;.
London. Feb. 3 When the case of
Parnell against the Times was called to
day the counsel announced that the suit
had been compromised, the Timf paying
Parnell five thousand pounds damages.
Parnell's private secretary, Henry Camp
bell, also withdrew his suits agninst the
Timet. The court room was crowded
and the announcement created a grca t
sensation. Parnell was prestnt and
Blond at a Prei.ch Ituel.
Paris. Feb. :J A du. l I11H mmm Ihtt Mar
quis de Mores and M lireytus, gdtcor of The
Nation, txk place fggtat day on the Belgian
frontier. M. Dreyfus was shut 111 the 1 I t
arm. The bullet has beeu extracted, and no
serious result is anticipate.!. The n.aiquis
was uninjured. The duel was the outcome
jf an article in The Nation which the mar
quis regarded as offensive.
The Iowa Deadlock.
Des Moines, Ia., Feb t Seven baliotsof
the usual tie character were taken in the
house of representatives Saturday on speak
er. There was some talk of lunuui uting
Boies, the Republicans saying that than
would put no obstacle in the way. but the
Democrats said thev were
and could wait
nut in a hurry
A Bright SI. Louis linker.
ST. Lul ls. Feb 3 J W. Shirt., a baki-r
doing business at HW:. North ftirfh gliagt,
poisoned some of his cakf Saturday night to
kill rats, end succeeded iu killing twn chil
dren. Cora and Annie Brock The baker
spread arsenic over the cake and threw it 011
the floor near the counter. Thc children
went to the place ou an errand, and olaaa t
ing the cake, picked it upend ate it
Too I ;ts law Kilrain.
New Orleans. F. b 3 The long talked
4 "tight' between Jake Kiliani and Felix
Vacqoelin, a local U.xer. cam.- off la-t uiah'
at the West End theater for a purse ..t .000.
Vgriiyaaika was now her.-. He couldn't hit
Jake and only stayed three lllggai, actgggj
entire y on the defcusive, and getting a ter
rible Kiuuditig w ith latlll mi II HI gl" es
Eligliah l.eod lemplars to Keunlte.
London. Feb. :: The various bodies of
Good Templars thmughoul Bnajfauad have
decided by an almost unanimous vote to
abandon their policy of separation and re
unite on a busis similar 10 that of their
Will Tempt Kale 111 the Niagara.
London. Feb I Arthur Ward, the Aus
tralian swimmer, sailed Saturday by the
fJoabria for the purpose of swimming the
Niagara in ordinary costume He feels sure
Two Deaths iu the Flames.
Chilaoo. Ills, Feb. 3.- Annie Johnson, a
domestic, SB years old. and Hattie Eds, 2
years olu, met horrible deaths by trm in the
nouse of M,. D. Ells, Lake View, yesterday
afternoon. Mr ami Mrs. Klis left the house
about noon to visit a relative. Returning at
5 o clock they found their house in flames
and on the floor in one of the lower rooms
the charred remains of the servant and little
girl. It is not known how the Are started.
At Bay Citv. Mich Snnduv 'X 000 i,i
gles belonging "to N B . Bradley" & S.'.:,s were
Durned ; loss, ,( 00, partly insure.!.
1 he carriage and sMcnm
works, of Voigt
ere dest royed
& Ritter, at ..a Crosse, Wi
Sunday; loss, jmfjfjn
The Widdicotnb buildimr at Ui and Hat.ids
was damaged by fire i,0iHl Sunday night.
A one-legged tramp who iumoa on and
off trains with the agility of a circus
actor is known to the train hands of everv
railroad in the state of Pennsylvania.
This powder never varies. A marvel of
ir.isjrui auu wBoiesomness. Mora economira
uiau uK imuaary UHf, ana cannot be sold in
competition with the multitude of low test, short
weight alum or prphosptutfa powd. Soldo!
..K0 mnm Pownsa Co., io Wafl
St., M. X.
I NEW GOODS I
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The latest design of the long series of ALADDIN Stoves This is beautiful la
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I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS This hai
so popular that it is being copied as fat as thev dare oy unscrupulous par.u
don t be, dece.ved-buy the Round Oak-made by P. D. Beckw U I am h
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JOHN T. NOFTSKER.
Cor- Tb,rtl avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island
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
tide sale, as we will not carry any more Blank
ets in the futnre. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher
115 and 117 West
A. J. SMITH & SON,
TILES and GRATES.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 West Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
1623 Second Avenue.
is getting too small for our ranidlv
Second St., DAVENPORT, IA.