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THE l OCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, PERBUAHY 24, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W POTHH.
Mob oat, Fki:ktrt M. lMO
Fraatlly abcrtber mm ln'r papars tor
wmm aw or Hhr. t oa g-.tug to tks oface
taatteto. T Oil. IratoaKy iru(,.
Hm m la )t. utrs rnpln W
Out, Awn wcl vBtag st tkoau drag
. ttm vWribm wb nil to rcel their
Htwai wtiw t co ; j
Tn Union' i tUtemtnt that Al'lerrntn Til
M decidrd tn band in hit resignation a
aWVrman from lb Fourth ward m a little
premature Am ibmti of a few atontbt
IB Europe ito't of sufficient Importance
to require My surta action, and the A
cb trust Mr III will bo mrard it. He
hM made a faithful tod IBciDt alder
nan. ud bit stay friendt would lihe to
tee him terve out bit elective tern
Mesl l.ikrrli fr ikr P
The N- York Vest htt the following
to tty of H n W O Schmidt, of Dat
port, tod t bill he hat introduced into
the Iowt legislature concerning the
ttw tot per fraternity:
The Hon Schmidt, t member of Uw
Iowt legislature, it the lateet genius to
forge tuddenly Into ftme He hM In
trodurwd t bill ttitl constitute t apecitlly
privileged rlttt of journaliatt It pro
vided agalnat compelling I hern to ditclote
the mm of the informant who con tri ti
met or writet matter for them 10 t ron
fldeotial aod proftttional wty. This
putt the oewtpapr-r fraternity on t leg,
par with doctor, clergymen tod law
yert, all of whom are protected from tea
tifyiog on matte rt communicated to
them ia t ttrictly profeaaional and confi
Thlt bill proyidea. at do moat of the
tttte atttutet. tbtt the journtlitt may
divulge the tource of it information if
he chootea. but it it left entirely to hit
optioo. He can't be forced. In (bit re
aped New York goet further thtn tny of
the state . Our law throw tuch ebeo
ute protection around profeationtl
tecreta that if a doctor or a lawyer or a
clergyman thou Id volunteer confidential
tnd privileged leaiimony it would be ruled
out a illegal.
Brother Schmidt hat struck a loud and
tuneful chord It It about lime for jour
naliata in thit country to be aaaigMd a
leral ttttu at profeationtl men. If
Statetmtn rVbrnidt will remove to New
York tfter bi Iowt victory we promite
him a aeat at Albany where he can spread
tbe goapel of real liberty for the press.
THE DEVIL'S DREAM FOR A DIRGE.
Beasatlnnsl vil. jd. ..i t IlinfrrofCkinM
at W ,, k-, i .. V.I.
fc.aAKVKT.Ntb.. Fab 14 A remarkable
suicide is r.-rtod from Wi.-ksville. tevaoty-
ttvs n i. -rtt..t t tx I - W i.-kviilr.
which Is a town of about ) population, bas
a cbunh w.tb a set of rhitnes iu the stewjde
Toum r.iik.lihruu named John Hick
Itowauo Ha sextos af the cburrh. and
played on the chitnta About aix week agr
be had t severe attack of the "tfrip He r-
covrd sunVMotiy to go to work again, but
hat tctad rat bar trsn.-ely and bas sec rued
very var n lei aatorday ttoriiing. in tbe
midst of tbe service, the congregation war
aartltd up. n hearing the hv-lr -Taint of
the "Iksvil, Iream" rattled off la fh
steaxit. followed bv a haarr fall an I Dan-
sou was found lying on th- ground groaning.
Me wa earned i i.urrn, but dtod i
t ftw natiiiita He had only been in this
country a sh..rt time.
EXPRESS THIEF WALTON CAPTURED
I lok.rton. Take Him la at HI. John.
OB tb at Saturday night Fred
A Walton, toe clerk of the Pacific Express
company, who aharonded from Iiallaa, Tax.,
oa Feb. -'. was arretted Iry an ofllo-r of tbe
Puakarton National Detortive arerx-r at Ht.
John. ew Brunswick, and 7 (tj of the
faBvM atnlsa) fowad on him. Walton toot
ait captur? very ph:lMophirally . aod Ue
onVer. iiit-n l ke. .ing him iiH'auada a little
while, to team. If poetiblu. of the where
abouts of a gambler named Ijtiid. who
traveled through Canada wi'h Walton, and
who it "uiipoxed to hjaaj rurd a large par-
.f U.- .en lii Hi. -i
Tbe Iuke ol Orl'en..
Ptoin. Feti 1 The cabinet Saturday d
teriuined to take tlie w.iim liur d rl-an
to the frontier and let him go. with instruc
tion to stay away, but before th- duke had
left Parw tbe order thit lie be allowed to
cross tbe frontier was rescinded by President
Carnot and the duke was aaln placed m
cuatndy It i naid the reason for this action
ia that tl. friend ,.f ntnkera convicted in
tbe provinces intended to use the duke's par
dun a a pr .-e.lent. and demand of tbe gov
ammcnf Btaaflat leni -ncy for the inipri-oned
A l.nekr fire for I.imrrlck.
Baltimore. Md . Feb H A special from
rradarickslnirg, Va. says: Snturday night
fir destnc -I the dwelling of I.uthr l.ima
rick, near Falmouth. Stafford county. Hat
turdar whil.- l.imenck liKi ig in tbe
ruins h- di . .vred iuri-i mpl of feat
underrouuJ a large tin bucket nearly
filled with gold and silver cans, the amount
of which be will not tell, s .m yeart ago
M old hermit died in a but on the place.
HemlUawal Allvged Ualalratioa.
Jacehor. Mis . Feb fit Wat legislative
committee nuiuing th ci staU' treasurer's
books a that the book are no mixed that
nothing ran be told from them, mil recom
Bsatvts a niinis-ttoo of inquiry Tb report
of tw.. rap-rLs says that there may he a
pan aV fi iency, or t lie state may owe
hi-in.ri . about -J Vsi according to bow
Crrtaiii rem are Interpretol
MaiiKbtered Hi tTlMtH I .mil I).
HT ALBANM. (Ju-. Feb 'M During
family quarrel yeaterday Kodolph liuBois
killed bi h ite m- i! i . in ia and his two
Xmll children. He killed tbe two women
with a txttl. and th- children with an ax
He eacap d. iRit is lejing pursued bv a num
bar of c itiaaaa.
A Had i it,,, k .,, , llrtrr , ,Und
C'urvtXAJll.. o . Feb - A u-w industry
ha bean .urt. d ,. . , MilUljt upu( Uw
oovery ol bAmsmae veins of rock salt under
ivmg the ctr To pumping
piant hav., bn bu.lt n-re nd a w.. sunk
at e Portag. 0.. a few nuiea south of 'be
Will Keep a fl.eie Watch on our fork.
LowboB. Fb. -J4 The importation of
American swine meat into iermany is aKaln
permitted, bu ouly at one port that of
IClel where such an elaborate system of la
epaction has tssen eatabliebad that it la
thought impossible lor any danger to . xist
Of d Heated meat slippiug tbrough.
liai i . . .i ml a I ..Ti.e,
PmtlXtrUBi-Rii, N. J.. Feb svtcbarlea
Stile heated a poker red hot Saturday night
and drew It several times across the back of
his 1 year old infant while it was lyiim in
the cradle. Stiles is a brutal character, and
hat often beaten bis wife and children
Late Hate for Coldest Weather.
Sara ac Lake, N. Y.. Feb J4. The colU
esf weather that bas been experienced here
this winter prevailed Saturday, the tie r
nx meter registering If. dagrsit lie low zero.
W eai her Ftff rat.
t s. stawAX Orvica. i
Waablngkm. D. C, VthM. I
'or tbe next 84 boon for Illtnnia:
Gold wave; drop to 14 above zero to
Hood's SarMparillt baa the largest aale
of any medicine before the public Any
honaat druggitt will confirm thlt statement
HAVOC LET LOOSE.
A Mate to the Terrible Johns
JALAMITY IU AI ARIZONA VALLEY.
Pert, l.ive Reported Lost and Millions
.f Dwllars ia l'ropert Iestrmyed- As
ether Case of Trestlag to a Weak Daa,
The Valley Swewt by a Water-Wall
riftr feet MiKh Hs.tl. aslrarted.
the Dsa Raeewtabs te the Welfhl rVe
Mn.l It and Heath and Deilrsrilos Work
Their Will Meaa-re Partlealars of a
ProbaMy Frtgwlfal Disaster.
Drxver, Colo . Feb, M A Prescott. A.
T., special says that oa Saturday night about
9 o'clock a osatier arrived there from Wal
nut tlivve, A T , bringing a ltxiatch an
noancing that tbe large storage dam built
ecn mm Hassayampa river two year ago by
the Walnut Water Storage company at a east
mt handrails of thousands of dollars had given
way Saturday mom lag. causing a loat of
f rtr or flfiy livea, and the n.-cti t of
a great am.nint of property. Too nsir
aw left immediately after daylii;ht, aa 1
cm Id give but little particulars further than
to report the number atoning. Five todies
e bed been recovered and identi
fied when be left. The distance to
the st. rs dam from Pre .tt by the short
eat route m forty ml lea, while the service
dam where the employe were located was
fifteen miles further down stream Imme
diately on receipt of new, here Adjt Gen.
O'Neil started for the scene of disaster with
two surgeons to assart the wants of the tuf
ferers and superintend burial of the dead A
representative of The Journal Miner, a loca.
paper, accompanied the party and will send
sp-ctal courier with particular, but it wttl
take twenty-four hours to make the round
trip. Saturday's courier came from tbe
lower dam, Md a the road does not come by
tbe upper dam it it only surmised that it had
given away on account of the immextte quan
tity of water A more hopeful feeling ex
later The Dam Vadoohtedly Gone.
A later special from Prescott says:
Arthur Allen, formerly interested in tbe en-
t -prise, and John McDonald, an owner of
tM Blue Dick mine, have just returned from
tbe IVsjaons djvida. fourteen miles south of
tbe town, from where a view af the dam
could be bad. and report that it has gone
without a doubt. Tbe wash water way could
be plainly seen with their powerful gkt
high up on tbe side of tbe cliff, while the
break in tbe stone work of the dam was also
plainly teen. The break in the dam sloped
to tbe eastward, leaving the iiiirsiim that
the main break was on the east side. There
oan be co estimate yet of the loss of life and
property, but tbe latter will reach into the
millions, and tbe loss of life, no doubt, will
be great as many families are liv tug near
streams in narrow canons. Tbe enfirma
Uoo of the news of tbe loss of tbe big dam
has heighten.. 1 the ex.-ltement and more
definite new ia now anxiously awaited.
Fears for Wirkenbnrg.
It is feared that many lives have been loat
at Wa-keuburg. thirty mile bei,,w the ,1am
on the seme stream. There i. n telegraphic
eeanaataaieaAMRt, however, and the ex -He-men
t at Preacott and other places is intensn.
The servie dan. of tbe company, located
fifteen miles below tbe reservoir, and fifteen
miles of flume just apprisschiug completion
were also swept away.
Thirteen Known litia..
LTf those known to be drowned the foil.. -ing
i- a lLt J Haines. Mr J Haines, four
ehildren of Mr aod Mrs. Haines H. B..ne.
two daughter "f H H -me. John SilhT. Jo
seph Keruolds. Mrs Md axthv. and 1 lie
A UL - a. . .
.inn. men ioe company had speul . ver
$sM).UUV on tbe enterprise
the expensive works were swept away like
so much cbaJT ami uothiug in the course of
tbe torrent offered more than momentary
Like th t oaeasauab I alantit r.
The courier who brought tbe new, to
rrtaoott said that the first intimation of the
appalling disaster was a sound resembling
thunder, and at the same instant a peris-u
dlcular wall of water fully flttv feet In 'b
me ruahiUK down the narrow valiev with
almost mcre.1 speed Kortunatelr there
ere but comparatively few people living
the bottom of the hillsides, and of t!ie
a larare numtssr were wsrnl by the awful
und and escaped to higher ground
Destruction of tbe Dam.
The ruined dam is cut from the top almost
to tbe bottom as though a ev-ti.,n Lad t n
tawed out. and the water above is only a few
feet deep Heavy rain have fallen for several
days. Md Friday night it was apparent that
the water in the lake was approaching the
danger line The rain continued through
out the night, and early Saturday morning
the water p e to the top of the dam. and
cut a small passage near the center, which
rapid! v widened and deepened as th water
poured over it, until in less than twenty
minute the little stream had become a roar
The dam which held tbe waters back was
111) feet long at the liase and feet at the
top, Md was Un feet thick at the lutse and
10 feet at the top. forming u lake three mil
in length by three-fourth, of a mile wide and
Do fe-t d-sp I.i-ut lirolic m charge of
tbe work, was absent at Phrrnix superin
tending the shipment of machinery tt the
works and was saved. Not the slightest
doubt had tsn entertained of th safety of
the dam. and numerous house hail been
erected by miners at variou places along the
Oourse of tbe stream. These were uoliftod
by the raging waters a though they had tssen
cork, and floated do'n stream until tbev
were dashed to pienea
More i .inn. si Negligence.
!an KRABCiaco, Feb -M -Luther Wagner
yesterday gave some detail of the is instruc
tion ol the great storage dam across Hav
yampa river which show that thlt dis
aster, like that at Johnstown, was, accord
ing to him, due to carelessnesn and meanness
of tbe New York corporation that built it
Wagner was called in to report on the dam
about a year and a half ago. It was to have
beu faced with stone fourteen feet thick at
tie- Issse and four feet at tbe top, and tilled
with lore- rock, and made water tight with
wood'-n sbeattuug. It was about half done
when Wagner Inspected it, and he found the
stone had been fllied iu tirulussly and was
high in the centre, making the struct ore
instable. Tlie junction of sheathing and bed
rock was intended to be secured by thick
layers of Portland cement, but this work
waa not well done because of the coat of get
ting cement to the works. Thus a danger
ous crevice waa formed at the base of the
dam and leakage waa heavy, being 1.41
Inches with seventy feet of water in the dam.
In lumber useu was also tun of anotnoiea
Wagner advised tbe discbarge of contrac
tors and engineer, aa he regarded them aa
worthless, but this waa not done. Tbe oom
PMy. however, acting on bis advice, cut
a large watte-way and strengthened tbe weak
pla es Wagner warned them the dam
would lie unsafe unlets tome of th work waa
gone over and rectified, but they would not
listen to him
TWENTY-FIVE MEN CAUGHT
Boiler Ktpl Resulting la the
Probable Death of Five.
Omaha, Neb., Feb. 24. Saturdav morning
M explosion occurred at tbe Armour-Cudahy
packing bouse, at South Omaha, which re
sulted in tbe instant death of one man, the
subsequent death of another, and may be
followed by tbe death of others. The ex
plosion occurred in the boiler room of th
old packing house, the outside boiler of a
battery of nine bursting, tearing great holes
in the walls of tbe machinery department
adjoining, and setting tbe building on fire.
Beneath the ruins perhaps twenty-five men
Beeovertag tbe Dead and Injured.
Tbe fire department toon quelled the
flame and a large force of men went to
work rescuing tbe living an 1 taking out the
dead, of whom tfc following taw list: Jack
Tifrh. head fin-men. inst.vnti - killed: Hans
0 eeen, coal wheler. died f n m inhaling hot
air; Sam (Jihsou, burned abo it the bead and
fao, probably fatally; Ed MUkel. taken
from the ruins with a fra tured skull and
B-verely burned, injuries robabiy fatal;
James Black, severely burnt i and his skull
fractured, will probably die Jamea Bher-
1 Ian, badly scalded about the bead and
id; A). Harder, scalded tnd burned, in
Jurtut not regarded aa serioe; James He-
on re, severely burned abut head and
hand; George J. Met ban. burned
about the be t and eyes; J. Lanahan, not
fisund, and believed to be dc and lying be
neath tbe ruins; Mike Ha Taken, badly
burned about tbe h 1 1 Md bands; 1 s sun
Armstrong, burned badly a) out the head.
Other men injured were? eooard, Billy
Dunklin. John Peterson, and Dan Harlaod
Many otoera were slightly ii jured. Many
narrowly escaped fxom the fa iing walls.
Two Ladle Hilled In a Itaaaway.
Elizabeth, N. J , Feb. 24.- -A team draw
Ing a carriage containing thtee ladies ran
away on the boulevard bet veeo this city
and Newark Saturday eveni The occu
pant of the vehicle, becomio frightened,
jumped out Mis Mary Elkn Tyler, agei
at '-? Sumner avenne, Ne rark, was in
stantly killed, alias Carrie P. Tyler, aged
-iistainrd injuries from liu h she died
two hours later Mis Klla Tj ler, aged 19.
was badly hurt Tbeadiet wece statera. and
belonged to ,,ne of the leedirg families of
Fatal I Ire oa a anal boat.
Naw York. Feb. 4 -Fire Ii tbe cabin of
tbe canalhoat A. C. Chandler lying at the
foot of West Sixty-first atrect, late Satur
day night, severely burned flvt prsxoa. one
of whom died The young-at ciild or Capt
Daily diet ye-terUy. Mrs. Dsily made he
roic efforts to save her nil lren, ami re
ceived severe burn A larip exploded
while the IfawJBj were asleep.
Two Men Fatally InJ ired.
Erik. Pa. Feb. 24 John Dighton, of
Sharon, and Martin Salisbury, of this city,
were fatally injured lat night by an engine
on tbe Lake Shore railroad, 'rhich backed
down upon them in tbe darkness.
THE DAY WE CELEBRVTED.
Washingtoa's Natal Day Da y Honored
in Various t ities.
Chicago, Feb The csbrat on of
Washington t birthday began in this city at
:.) o'clock Saturday m rning. end was kept
up until a late hour at night Tbe first
thing on the programme was a uUic school
meeting at tbe Auditorium, and it never be
fore held so many human beings at one time
A conservative estimate placed he number
at 12 oW. the smaller child -en sitting
two in a seat, with plenty of root v The little
ones applauded everything from tbe opemug
mailer of national airs played b - the band
to toe recitation of "Sheridan -tide" at the
cloae of a stereopticon xhibi ion Rev.
Clinton Locfce made tbe opening prayer and
was followed by short speeches Ly President
Roys, of tbe Union Lsstgue club: Rev F A
Noble. Rev. Dr. Bolton, of the First Meth
odist church, and Rt Rev. Bishop Spalding,
of Peoria The exercis.- were interspersed
with pat not i, songs in w hich the youngsters
At the same time tj bildrei attended
a meeting at Central Music ball, where
speis-nes, were made and songs sui g
Meeting for th I Id e -
Another meeting was held at tlv Audi
tonum iu the afternoon for g .n people.
Toe building was again packet, and the
large audience listened to an adires by Rev
U H i in an y who mentioned, as jne of the
greatest peri la to be feared, attacks on the
public scbootav He reviewed the great
stride ha developmecit the country had made
m lou years, and paii a glowing tribute to
tbe memory of lieorge Was ton, ton The
two Auditorium meetings were iel t under
the auspices of the Union league lub
I ii ion League Banoet
At night the Union League ga -e a ban
quet, having for its guest and principal
speaker t'hief Justice Fuller, of tbe United
Statw, sup, -me ,-.,urt At th bat vuet was
gathered a great tnroug of the uio-t promi
nent citizen- and the great dining tall of the
club was bsaulif ully decorated tot tbe BOOa
siou The chief justice's speech was an
anal y si of tbe status and value ,f th su
preme c.iurt as a part of the syb m of the
American government, tlthar speakers
were Rev D. Tiffany. Rev Dr. J C
Adam,, and Henry G Mason.
The Light Hour Men '
While tbe Union Lswgu waa bauqunttng
Baal !.!. to spee h - a demo itratiou
was held at tbe Second Regiment a mory in
favor of tbe eight Dour movemtnL The
princijial speaker here na JuJ. J. P.
Ait geld, who gave a review of the struggle
of labor for a fairer chance in th i contest
for existence and comfort, his cs nclusiou
generally being that there was . ustice in
ti.i-oemand for eight hours, but tbtt labor
reform was a thing that grows an can not
! lorced. Tbe eight hour movei risnt, he
said, must be controlled by reason and
moderation and kept free from iolence.
H-mp-tead Wash bur ne was another speaker,
and be urged an intelligent Md pr per use
of tbe I allot as a meau to the end a .mod at.
Parade of the Military
During the afternoon the Illinois National
Guard regiment m this cit y nan ded the
principal t re -t an 1 maiie a flue s lowing.
There were numerous oth-r olejerv inces of
the day. Business, In '-,! was tot sua-
penilcl; the store w, rc uK open, am nearly
all tbe manufactories, etc.. were at tort
At oil., i Points.
Telegrams from New York, C'in -inuati,
Springfl-ld lils i Milwaukee. Pi tabor
(Pa). Hartlord (( an I, and other plai-es
show that the day was duly oleterved geuer-
lly over the country. At New Y rk tbe
Patriotic Order of Sons of America ield an
entertainment at t Metering hal. Tn
Southern society gave a banqiet at
Inch ex-President Cleveland as a
Kuest and made tbe the princi
pal BBaecL in r-p .:ie to th. first
bMlst. "Tbe KllthdsVot G-,rge Wt shltlg
t,u " Mr Cleveland's aldress r.-. it J the
benefits tu be derived for the country 'rom a
close adherence to the policy and preospts of
tlie immortal B-liinsTt-.n f H Jo lea, of
St. Luuu. le-poii 1 - I t., tlie toast -The West
an I South "
A banquet was also given by the soc ety of
Sous of tbe Revolution, at which one of the
u i, Bishop Perry, of Iowa
"The Two Heroes" (area! brott
Ntw York. Feb. 24. A dinner given
in honor of John L. Sullivan Saturd y by
alsiut Iihi of the champion's friends Tbe
-tivitles Mcurred in a refreshment stlace
near tlie site of Washington headqu titers
in LaMBBt Broadway. There were no f rrmal
toa-.ts, but the names uf the two her e- of
tbe day were mingled in many pleasant little
DEATH OF A MILLIONAIRE.
John Jacob Astor Goes to His Arco lat
His Army Bervle.
Nkw York. Feb. -4 John Jacob stor.
tbe head of tbe millionaire family, did at
his residence in this city Saturday of ieart
failure. He was to year old. His oath
was sudden, as be bad been attending 1 1 hi
bu 1 'less the day before hit death. Mr As
tor is estimated to have been worth 1 100,-
eM.UUU. While Gen McClellau was om-
mander of the Army of tbe Potomac di ring
tbe war Mr. Astor was one of bis staff and
gave his pay to the sanitary cotnniu don.
while be spent three time. a much n ain-
taimng tbe camp met. which waa
presi led -.-.r by ii French t kjL
He served about two yeart, and
old soldiers say there waa no better or or iver
staff officer in the Army of the Potomac I hM
John Jc,.!, .stor. Among the belief act ons
of Mr. Astor and his wife were princely , -if is
to tbe Newsboy Lodging bouse Md the
Children's Aid society. Ten thousand loi
ters was given to send street walls to hones
in tbe weat. Schools, too. were endo ved
with fortunes by Mr. and Mr Astor.
Broker Pell Gets Out of Jail.
Nkw Yobk, Feb. at Broker George H.
Pell, tbe alleged bank wrecker, secured I all
yesterday, and was released from tail, elk,
bondscieu are bis brother Char lea T. L
Meyer, president of the Meyer Lighter ,g
company, and Theodore Squire.
CHICAGO IN THE LEAD.
Balloting en the World' Fair Bill
The Hist Ballot faatrn the t.arden
it to Be the Vavorite with Mew
WAtHinoTOS, D. C, Feb. 24 The
first ballot an the work! a fair bill gave
Chicago 115; New York T; 8t. Loaia 1 ;
Waahington 5; Cumberland Gap 1.
The second ballot gave Chicago 121;
New York. 88; St. Louia. 59; Waahing
Chicago improved in the third ballot to
127; w th New York, 92 St. Louit. 53;
No Rest oa Saaday.
WasH1.,To it. Feb. at. The all-im-r-rtani
matter of -'!e.-ting a site for the
World" fair may occupy tbe whole
of this w.-ek n the bouse When the tite
has been selected the bill suited to the w
lection will lie call s! up. and as there is con
nMhwaMt ntMatataaa to its isage tbede
leit wnl nrwMttf I prolonged, arel a final
settlement ,,f the ah,, I,. u-istion may u,n l
readied before Saturda Tuere is a good
deal of op-. -it ion to the c!aue iu one of the
bills appiopi latino gl..VkJ.UU to assist tilt
fair, and the New York delegation is under
b 1 to be pledged to the eliminatira of th'.
clau.se, w hetber New York gen t.ie fair or
no! It i pr. .table that the matter wdl be
settled Issfore anything else is tak-n up. Tbe
only th ng likely to interfere is repwts from
i be eh-ct i. .ra committee.
Not . . s to t heir Own Rig C'lly.
The No Y u k situation is a curious one.
Th -r n' t slsnit it that tbe Repub
licans from New York, as a getieralthing.de
uot want the fair then-, and if tbey cou".d
have it defeated without the responsibility
Is-in; fixed on them tbey would be glad
Washington's chance depends on how
stronjly the other citie- combine against
rooming Their ( bickens.
Yesterday was a busy day in couzressiona
circl 1 he World's f ur people from New
ork. Chiciio and it. Louis, who are here
in full force, were busy all day and last
ni;ht securing pledges and votes, and cal
culating tbe strenzth of their respective
cities on the first ballot. The New York people
claim to be able to show ) votes for their
ctvontbe first ballot. Tbe Chicago men
claim 100, or more than that, on tbe first bal
lot for tbe site Tbe St. Louis people ex
pert to how r5 votes, and the Washington
Mah are calculating on about 40 vote.
INJUSTICE TO A PRIVATE.
The President Freparing to Make
Arms Martinet p for His Fun.
w ahinuton- City. Keb SI Wane weeks
ago Private Will, of th- Eighth cavalry.
-tationMat Fort Vt was trust by court
martial for disobedienise to an officer, etc.
and given a heavy sentence in prison and
dishonorably ilischargsi from the service
Hi offense was refusing to nail a piece of
canva over a ishel. at the order of Lieut
Steele, ,f his regiment Tbe lieutenant
knocked him down and thm preferred
ctiar.-s,. and at the court-martial was per
BBMai Bt act as judge advocate to prosecute
th- prisoner. The case was aired through
ttie press, and last vi k the president or
dere.1 the release of ild and the order
made some very sranarotJt comments on tbe
conduct of the court-martial, and criticise!
the la. I tiist Steele had not ben tried for
his lolation of tbe arttdat of war
The Lieutenant's Tula Next.
saturday an order was lsju1 from tbe
war aVkfaai meut to lien Kusrer. commander
department of lakota. stating that charges
ill be preferred against Ste-le and that
vvtlds testimony a ill Is? rcinied ta the
case, therefore if Wi. 1 !. - i meaus to
iuamtamhiniself.it 1- dir.s 1 t:nt he be
given quarters and subsisted.-; at K.,rt Snel-
ung. ITiTate v i.d has been rvl as-d. and
it is pr .table that the orti - a! weather dur
mi; me n. si i.-a s.rlt iii ( rati, r uarui
for tho-- r,-j.Hjsit,le for th injustice done
bun. 1 here are a phenomenal number of
desertion- from the Cuited Stat army, and
it ia suggested that cases lik this one are an
explanation of why these thing are so
AMNESTY FOR DESERTERS.
a Proclamation of I-itcrest to Mlim
Wko Have Taken French Leave.
Waorisito5 C'itv. r"eb. -j4 The procla
mation of Secretary Proctor granting am
testy to deserter is in the judge advocate
general's office, w here tbe legal aspects of
the subject are being considered. A report
iroin tne ron ievenwv.rth military prison
ahows that of the &5o prisoners at the Insti
tution. 4-J.i are serving time for desertion
The secretary has not yet decided to what
date amnesty will be extended, but it is not
improbable that all deserters prior to Dec
31, lssN. will be pardoned.
A Smart Postmaster la Tronble.
Wahi.votos Citt, Feb. 31 About t'
weeks ago J. F. Powell, a colored preacher.
came here from Barton. Ala , and carried to
the White House a letter purporting to be
signed by "Benjamin Harrison, president of
the l nited Mtates. informing him that a po
sition worm ansi a month was awaiting
him. and dire ting blm to report at once.
The president's name bad been furged. and
since Powell visit Samuel Holman, posU
master at Barton. Ala , has been arrested
fur the forgery.
The Florida 1 oatroveray.
Washinotob Citt, Feb. at. Philip Wal
ter, clerk of tbe United States district court
at Jacksonville. Fla . telegraph to Senator
Chandler branding aa an "utter falsehood"
the f . t.- T ,v PaMv. I, , 1. .. .. .. TV. . .
day that the principal lawbrakers in Florida
"ir i oe oiiksts mi me qih ntat-s courts
SS - f. . I -H ,1 W- .VS tka I l. . t r. 4 . . r
the iss.rde of that district bv Ilen-iis-rstic te.
timotiy if uersied, and that tbe charge that
juries are packed with Kepublirans is also
Cosdrsissllos for buss! a.
Los is is, Feb. 'J4. TW will shortly be a
monster nuv meeting is Hyde Park of
working-men of all classes to express con
demnation of the Rusaian penal system and
its accompanying outrages Tbe meeting is
being arranged by labor leaders who
recognize in the so-called political prisoners
of Russia tbe friends of universal reform
and progress both in respect to social and
Ulstreealug Tragedy at Uath, Ilia
BtTH. Ula, Feb. at. (Jertie BaraUy, about
6 years of age. was shot Saturday by Claude
Harrison, also about 9 year old. The boy
and girl, with some other children, had
Katbered at tbe residence of Mrs. Mary Eve
land Little iert le wa standing by Mrs.
Ev eland when Claude appeared and the shot
was Bred Tbe little fallow said be did not
intend to shoot the girt.
Churchill 11 ill Be ,
Londob. Feb m Lord Bandolob
Churchill, in a speech at Paddington last
night, announced that he and hi friends
would support the government' programme
in a general way. i taw ing liberty of
action on certain subject
That L'nioa Stock Yard 6 ate.
Chicago, Feb. 3t George T. Williams,
treasurer of tbe Union Stock Yard ooro
paoy, when asked about the story that the
yards were to be sold to an English syndi
cate for 3u,auu,fjoo, sai i that there waa ab
solutely nothing in it; that tt was simply a
"fake," pure and unadulterated.
Hoed Ag-enta la Prussia
Bebuk. Feb. at Robber stopped tbe
mail coach betwaen Sonderburg and Flens
burg. Prussia, yeaterday over powered and
stunned the officials, and decamped with the
mail and many valuables
Gladstone and Tennyson.
BJ London. Feb. 84. Lord Twnnjaoa and
Mr. Gladstone are both reported improving
MADE A BAD BREAK.
A Warning to Lecturers Who
DR. LORIMER'S FEANTIO OUTBREAK.
Tbe Gifted Chicago Treacher Forget Hi
subject aad Tiolently Attack the Ro
man Catholle Cburrh A Vigorous Out
bnrt of Bale, Followed by a Tearful
explanation and Apology What His
Chicago Friends Say.
Holt ok B, Mate., Feb. 34. An unusual
number of people attended the morning serv
ices in the Second Baptist churt h yesterday.
Protestants of all denominations were pres
ent, and Roman Catholics by the score had
edged their way in. All c-ime to hear what
explanation Rev. Dr. Lorimer would offer
of his bitter words on Friday night. Ou
that occasion he ha I appeared before a cul
tivated audience to deliver a lecture on "The
French Revolution " But when he came
upon tbe platform his face wa, red and in
named and his gait uncertain.
Made a ild Uegresyieav
Without any reference to the subject of
his lecture he pluaged at once into a ramb
llua attack upon the Romau Catholic
church. As he proceeded it was noticed that
his speech as iudistiuct and his .rd in
coherent. Then, as be warmed up to bis
subject, be ranted fiercely aud gesticulated
wildly. Stealthily advancing one foot be
fore another, be leaned forward, and. with
face distorted and twitching fingers out
stretched, be toid the nervous listeners that
he bated the Roman Catholic religion.
Wa, In a Condition of Hate.
These are some of In utterances: "Yea, I
detest tbe Roman Catholic religion with all
that is in uie. With its rds back in Rome,'
surrounded by papal worms, Catholicism
tends its branches out to poison and to curse
the world. Ou! Oh! Oh! How I do detest
it. root and branch! I abhor it! You
know that lam a Scotchman and was
educated in America, therefore it is natural
for me to detest the Catholic relig
ion. Oh. I detest and hate that
schism, schism, schism! But we must
admit there are some good people in the
Catholic church, although they worship
devils and virgins and statues . some of our
Cathode servant girl, ara good, although
they do worship these devik. Oh, but that
schism that schism, that schism is what I
hate ' He kept on in this strain, and peo
began to get up and go out Group by group
passed through tbe door until tbe hall was
almost entirely deserted Then tbe reverend
gentleman staggered back on tbe stage
Charged tbe Doctor with Drinking.
The whole city was scandalized, for the
doctoi is one of the most eminent clergymen
in the country. His pastorate U in Chicago
and be has just declined a call from the
Warren Avenue church in Boston at a sal
ary of I1J.0O) a year. His friends knew not
what to make of it, and insisted that hemust
have been drugged But the Roman Catho
lics intimated in pretty broad terms that he
had been drinking
Had Taken Too Much Quinine.
Finally it was announced that tbe rev
erend gentleman would make an explanation
yesterday from the pulpit of the Second
Baptist church. The church was crow ded.
In tbe pulpit, beside 1 a-:, r Booth, was Dr
Lorimer. After the opening exercises Dr.
Booth arose He said that he had a state
ment to make in regard to Dr Lorimer's
w. cen trie conduct on Friday night. Dr.
Lorimer was not on that occasion under the
influence of bo,uor. the pastor said, but was
suffering from tbe effect of an overdose of
vjuimne He bad been aV, had taken too
much quinine, and tbe drug bad robbed him
of his mental and physical powers
A Tearful Apology.
Dr Lorimer then aroee. and. w ith broken
voice and tears streaming down his cheeks,
aaid that Dr. Booth had truly explained this
miserable affair. No one regretted tbe whole
matter more sincerely than he, and it af
forded him pleasure tnus publicly to apolo
gise. The money paid him for the lecture
be had returned to the committee He then
announced his text and presched a most
brilliant s -rui u Tbe explanatiou does not
appear to be satisfactory to the Roman
Catholics, and there are Protestants who are
also incredulous. Tbe c.ty is greatly excited
over the affair.
Opinion at t hlcao.
faWafsj Feb. at. Dr. Lorimer numer
ous friends and admirers in Chicago will in
dignantly refute any intimation that tbe
doctor was under tbe influence of liquor.
They know him. tbey say. Usj well for that.
He both preaches and practices temperance,
and in fact is almost a Prohibitionist
in his views. A city official
who has knowu Dr. Lorimer for
a number of years absolves him com
pletely of all charges of intoxication, and
says that it is entirely out of tbe question.
Quinine, be concedes, does not act inu.-b
like whisky, at least upon most people, but
be does know that Dr Ixrimer is addicted to
the use of tbe drug m heroic dose at times.
A Double-Dyed Austrian Scoundrel.
CaJtTO.V O., Feb. a4 For several months
a party of Austrians employed at the
Cherry Valley mine- have be n living to
gether in small quarters and stinting them
selves to save sufficient money to bring t leir
wives and families across the water it is
learned that one of the number bas run
away with the joint savings of tbe company
amounting to nearly f
A GENTLE REMONSTRANCE
Aaerieans Give a Little Modest Advice to
Holy Russia's Csar.
PHiLADELPBiA.Feb. 34. Tbe Siberian Ex
ile Petition association, formed sotne months
ago as a result of tbe int rres-t aroused by
oeorge Kennan s articles and lectures, held
a largely-attended meeting Saturdav. Rev
W. T. M. Yickar. president of tho associa
tion, in the chair. The form of a petition
to the czar was agreed upon. opie of which
will be widely ctrulated for signature.
A Carefully Written Petition.
Tbe petition recites the ties of sympathy
and gratitude between America and Rua-ia.
and remarks that it i tbe czar's province to
do for Russia what the Americans do for
themselves Tbe ends and aims of the gov
ernment are the same the grandeur of tbe
state and tbe welfare of the people. Tbe
petition theu pravs that hi, majesty will
note the wtdesfsread interest among us in the
workings and effects of the Siberian atdat
system. Tbe fact that penal reforms have
already boen accomplished in Russia is uot
overlooked, nor is our owu penal system tree
Me Offense Meant Whatever.
"In this peUtion we are but giving ex
pression to the feeling of a friendly people.
that in the punishment of her subject Rus-
, whether from causes peculiar to her
people, or on account of ancient custom, ia
not in all points in harmony with tbe hu
manizing sentiments of th aga W bather
we are right, or whether we err In this, our
wish is that in the wisdom and power of th
csar and tbe favor of God, Russia may con
tinue to grow in the admiration aud svuipe
thy of the American people and of tbe civil
ized world "
Killed by Two Hlows with the Fist.
BaLTDtoBX, Bid . Feb. 34. A special from
Wheeling W. Ya, says; A peculiar tort of
homicide took place at West Wheeling Sat
urday night William Lee and Thomas
Thornton, railroad section hands, quarrelled
tn Selby's boarding house, and Lee hit
Thornton twice ami threw him on a bed.
Thornton lay still, and after the lapse of ten
minutes pnrtie in the room went to him and
discovered that be was dead. It is thought
that death resulted from nervous shock.
some Chicago Criminal Cases.
Chicauo, Feb. 34. Jeremiah O'Donnell,
on trial for jury bribing, was found guilty
Saturday, aad tbe punishment fixed at three
years in the penitentiary. He applied for a
new trial. Fnginwar Twombley and Fire
man Laolocb , on trial for murder in killing
a man at South Englewood in a train collis
ion last September, were more lucky, the
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COLLEGE FUN IN INDIANA.
Caique Method of Celebrating Washing
Crawfordsvillj.. Ind., Feb. 34. A aa
rious riot isxurre.l her? Saturday in whicb
9)0 students of tbe treshmen and sophomore
classes of Wabash college were engaged.
Msny were badly bruised and hurt, the ven
erable Dr Turtle, president, among tbe
number. Tbe trouble began Tuesday, when
the sophomores captured a beautiful silk
banner which tbe freshmen had painted for
their parade on Washington's birthday Fri
day tho sophomores captured another ban
ner belonging to the freshmen
President Tun . Injured.
Abe Andrews, of La Porte, at the freshman
class meeting was caught by the freshmen
and given a Severe drubbing, from tbe effect
of which he is laid up A few sophomores
who were with him rang the bell, which
called out the faculty and students gener
ally. In attempting to quiet the tronble
President Joseph Tuttie received a blow
from behind, no one know from whom, and
this only in tens i tied tbe feeling between the
Fighting Around the (flagstaff.
Both had deter mined to plant their etna
flags at Center ball. Janitor Burte had tb
hall guarded by policemen The sophomore
were first on the ground with their flag, with
grappling iron and ladders, and the police
were powerless. Tbe sophomore succeeded
in planting tbe Bag. when the freshmen ap
peared in much greater numbers, and at
tempted to clamber up outside the building
Tlie sophomores threw them off as fast fc:
they came up, some of them falling ten feet.
Resulting in Broken Bona.
In tbe scuffle R. P. Keen, of Evansvlile,
Ind , and M. M. Orubb. of Brown's Valley,
each had an arm broken, and H. W. Van
ning' arm was thrown out of place. There
were many black ies and cut and bleeding
faces Tbe police finally restored order. A
fight at one time was also in progres ou the
roof of (anter ball, from which Sophomore
Prunk was thrown. His collar bone was
broken, and he was other wisa injured.
Aa Emeut on the istreet.
Later each class paraded the streets, carry
ing flags and transparancie. They met
several times, and the sodus' colors wis
captured, but they retook them again In a
rush at tbe court house corner the students
belabored each other with unfinished hickory
ugiT --pokes, with which they were armed.
Randolph, a freshman, had to be carried
into a drug store to have a ga-h in tbe back
of his head dressed. Barton, another fresh
man, and Evans, Bel den wolf and McCain p
tsdl.s.pli Aele also tally hurt A soph
wa chased iuto his hoarding house by fretn
men. who were after a flag. and. turning, h
hJd them at lay aith a revolver.
Made Him feel Toung Again.
A wan ant was issued for the a treat t ilc
Carnpbell, VJ, f..r staling a banner Friday
night, bnt the prosecutor, an old college
man. refused to let it be serve 1.
l'lenty tit Promise but .No . afa
Londos, Feb. 4 Ru-sia has made further
demand ui-u the porte for the payment of
the iii.ieiiiuitr w hich, according to the Bsr
lin tr-aty. should have been ,iid by Turkey
am aecoauat of tWs Russo-Turkisb war. Ail
previous demands aaww banm Baat by aaapla
pioiu-. explanation aud afqatwaBBBaa ot
regret, but uo cash has ben forthcoming.
fourteen Babies' Corps Found.
U ahsaw, Feb. it After a tire in a house
on Si. una street, tbi city, bad been extin
.wished Uie firemen found the corpses- of
fourteen intautt underneath tbe flooring.
The house bail been occupied bv a midwife
named sskoblniska, who uas aaaat rrnttin,
together with her sister und two daughters.
The ulrardllle Crusaders.
Tkkntos, Mo , Kb. tf --We fin-l the de
fendant guilty, aud impose a fine of $i and
costs Hi each case." Tht was the verdict of
the jury in tbe case of tha Npi-sard-vule
crusaders. Thi announcement of the ver
dict waa received in siienc.., and ta defense
gave notice of an appeal.
A pin may loae iu head, bnt it never
get muck on itself
Thi powder nevr rsrte. A Barrel of parity
strsogta aad waousnsaarst. Mora economics'
tkan She ordiPar, kinds, aad cannot bTold "
i .w.rss .Wat tat a 3tl aawav IU
' rw' 7 ""issse tow test, snort
welgat alaai or pr pfcoapaat posrdar, . gold oai.
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