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THE BOCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, MARCH 24. 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTER.
Mosdat. Vjlsch 24. 190.
DKJsOCnVmTIC rKIBASlEM AID
e nan1 la'Se voters of ft tnf c Bark Tslasd
ml t-k U townaip, are aertfcy an:!
ie at Uterr wereri rest piaees tm tootr I'.epsc
tive wtr4s ax dork p.B.M aturejy . Hi
t. llt. v ti efty-tow--?
t5m. ta sy:is ae.tviat t eoea wtrl
for sMerwaia, aa4 feteex a w rl owaairnee. EjcS
wr so art to w eeWsse (- every iwesty
iW nw cam far f V is 1 .. sod fee
each lradu! over thirteen :
rr wart ..; im
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TVal L2 M
Tbt ?-rtes win t.v Tr-T k3 a
Ts:y tntzt JUrr h. V&. at T clock
lo torn sit rxts.:v '.n vmis9 ntrrgK,
ttnr -Ijfuk wpr-tn9r. en ttvwarti: aror.
owe low-w.ip rie-lor. tire to 1;1
c- eies tii tMTMM lrra ef f or ears.
u c&oco a cis-T.i rf uc n-y ewerwrrtee
JAXt W. caVASAt'CrH.
Cli raja C:tv-Towis.tp Committee.
At i r;irtt f assay frerai I lr!y aa
a.vire nretf a candidate f tie tS( of
Toweeiip (yCjtfJrt. stt to tbe sscisloa of fia
IV-norxUr city-towstiiie coevratioe.
C. H. Ssretx.
A DOCTOR IX TROUBLE.
Or. J. A. Ref a. of lnvenrt, ArreateSl
Vrrr Oratre rf Affi4
f Perform I us; aa Ahortlan.
Dr. J. A.. Reii, of Davenport, n ar
retted Kit ereoiBs; at the instance of ft
warrtst sworn oat by Acting County At
torney Gould, charged with tke crime of
performicg ma abortion. The Tlc'.im'
nroe is C"&r Mkttbewt, who did t
HaS.li Sktnr-J&j. She wm kl one time m
ierrnt in the employ of the St. Jtmet
hotel mt Davenport, and accordicg to her
ate-nvvr'.e'n itteffleDl Dr. K-l per
forme 1 an abortioa pon hr Feb. 20tb.
hhe Lm been tick ioce, acd bloo-1 pois
ooiav csntfl her death. The young man
ia the caels 'than Fraokel. of Oik a-
Th'u momicg a pott mortem elimina
tion was heM upon the body and the fact
c!arly ihova that an operation each as
the girt clairced, tad been performed.
The doctor wiU b. cfcar?ed with man-
CIIL'Al ICS AFTER ALL.
Trsat t timU, Oat th Ksrfcftaat
Ebwhere appears the n'.tke of a new
ice firm formed hatardiy eTeniog for the
parpo?e of ceding ice throcghool te
city at renab!e rate. The firm is
composed of Messm. Wm. Elubers and
Martin Wtinrger, the former the well
known wood dealer, r,1 the latter a man
of murh experience ia the ice bosi
ne?. fie hit been in the employ of
Geo. fl. Lambert for a great many year
and be combines the advantages cf a
thorough koowled;e of the bcinet with
aa affable, genial disposition, uch as will
make the firm popular.
Mf-sr. Habers and Weinberg -x appre
ciare the demand that there L in Rock
Island now for cheap ice, and having
abundance of pure Sylvan ice, are wiilinz
t Kipply the market, but they auk the
anarance that should tbey enter the field
and the ice trust should, through their
influence irj the trade, reduce the scale of
prices, that what patronage the new firm
obtains should stay with it
The firm of Habers & Weinberger mer
it a full mMUre of public encourage
ment. Ohif aary.
Mr. II. B. LeQuatte. of Drury, died
at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon from the
effects of the grf.p, with which he was at
tacked several days ago. He ws one of
the bet known and most respected cit
zeas in the lower end of the county.
He was a prominent greenbacker and ran
for county clerk on that ticket in 1632.
He was about forty five years of age and
leaves a wife and five children.
FLACK FOUND GUILTY.
This ( ranked w York Shrriirf.'oudemaed
A r.t rprfolng Kp"rr
Stw York, March 'M.W. U Flack, aon
of Fleriff Fitvk, testified in his fath-r' te-
lialf Katurilay. tin vl m bad heard bis
father and mother quarrel, and later hi
father bad told him that he and LU wife bad
rreed to a divorce. Ktill later hi mother
had corroUrated thin statement. t'itne
had not known of bin fither's liaiwm with
Mrs. Itii ymon I until it carno Kit in the owe.
Tbfai clmwd tb evidence. Tbp argument oc-
rtipiwl the rerrinin'Ser of th day. The jury
lwtHnfld to Hie judge's rhar at 7 p. m.,and
then retirwl. ana at V:Jt) came in with
of pniltr naini-t nil th ac ul Jarrx A.
Flark, h: ton U'iilinii I.., nnd Jwph
A a Savmdropjilng If-porter.
About ll:4i p. in. a Worl.1 retK)rter Dil-
worth Choate wa ch-tortiw omofftled be
hind a aere"n in tlie jury rocjin. He was
brought before tlie jude for i.tinintiinent.
but tlte jviiie said there aa no law cover
ing the cae, and after coroix-lliu j him to
five tip bin notoa C'boate wait (lermitted tr,
go. The jury, in its verdict aaint Fiack
and hi olwttorii, reconi mended titein to
merer. Inirnediately flfur the verdict
announwd, a rejxirter ateied up to Will
Fiack and (ukwl him if he bad any opinion
to ezpreiH. Young Flack rained hia arm
threateningly and replied, "Get away from
me or I'll amaith you. I want nothing to do
with you or any of your kind.
The Jowa Legislature.
Vut Moixeh, Ia., March 24. The house
Saturday did buxiaew without a quorum,
consistinti; principally of the presentation of
memorials ana introduction of bills. A
resolution was ruled out in the senate in
structing the election committee to frame
an Australian election bill by not later than
March 25. A bill was introduced to provide
uniform text books for the aenoola.
Ctadaor At tn a Boat Bare.
Jacksonville, Flo., liarcb 24. n.mm1
Oaudaur, Teneyck, and Hosmer rowed a race
yesterday afternoon on the Ht. Johns river
at Mandarin, sixteen miles above this city.
Oaudaur was handicapped three boat lengths
on account of his recent victories. He won
the race easily, Uamm aacond, Teneyck
third, iiusmer last.
'Waahbaraa Oat of tbs Saee.
Chicago, March 24. Hempstead Wash'
, borne, who a week ago announced that he
would be a candidate against Bepresenta.
tive Adams for the Republican nomination
for congress in the Fourth district, now an
nounce that owing to purely personal mat
ters it will be impossible for him to continue
in the contest
A man always enjoys seeing some
otaer mwn's wife imoke a cigarette.
Fatal Chapter of a Michigan
THE SHOCTUS OF EH. K. FCSDICX
rUrac4 7 Uia Arauiiuiea f Bis
Breaker. Wk Was SuptrtH f th
rtnt Crime T Perye tratar Caaae,
aa4 Ge awl LTe w Traee Escept
(tpriat Lra4iac t a tt Bl-
Um ( ta Htstkm A Martliac sad
ytf teris f eloaj.
KjlUlmxZjO. Miri., Jtarch 24. The mys
tery of th .attempted eaarderof Dr. Mar-
sin Foedick oo Feb. II fcas beeej deerieced by
the eovl-Uoodsd raarJer Frisy ni;h o bis
brother Albert Foiiek. who wm actn!d of
sfcoooa; tb doevjr, trid tientl-yr, aai ae-
qsitted. Toe two fcrothr hire Sired oo
s-etir.ei 1, ALanena township, for tweoty-fiv
years, where their nrests di-d tibteen
yrs aro, leaving to tbera jo intly a faraa
raiad at (,41 The two brothers nerer
ccxxll agTee at"it the manaj'ojest of the
faro, and finaily Albert bon-rtit his brother
oat, gi vinar a m-nrti! on the plaeui H di i
oa lift the m-irtgasre, nn-i tea faraa went
tack to tfce do-tTT, Albert krinj p-rtnitvl
to resale in the b-je. for orwyear, whtrHi
was near".y op when tte !et.-n; of Dr. Fos-
dick tor r.ia. It was tte- kaowa ti-i-
nm tranur!!oc anl tae lirt. that, with Dr.
Foedick cut A tbe way. the farm wwiil go
to Albert, th.it eauwi sKpi.-ijo to fail on
tb latter wwa the attempt ai rail on to
hnt Thro n eh tbe Brain.
Dr. Foiw-k pect Fri-iay eren ns until 10
o'clock at the hoie of a na'or, Mr.
CamprxrlL H r that ahen b- ame home
he immediate y rrtirel There were tqt the
two meii fc the boos-?, a faey kept no serv
ant, ffba the do-vr apj Storlsy
caornfng be went to the room in which he
was sttt.n? wka th attetupt vu cvie to
assastinat hiru. an l t!rre foun 1 his brotb-r
sitting in a rfcair ivxvi d-a.l with two taiiet
boies tn hi fv-e. 1. one of th shots having
gon, cier tinriTih. Albert ha! either fali'o
alfp hi rwimj a jarer ani been bot
while Ai-t, or toe murderer ha-i b.,t him
while reailin. trx the newspaper was found
lying on tbe floor a it had droppei from hii
Beliered Hii B rather Cniity.
Dr. Foed.'-k be!iev-d that it w hi
brotber who had itbot at him. an i in 'be laxt
cnvs-wti03 he ever had wth hi.a he VM
him tn. Tbe leathers lived aJone m tbe
same houe, each atvn linto hi own wants,
and siri'-e tbe tonTeratioo ne-l abov
whif-h oerurre.! a w--ek agi wv-r ex
changed V'ir L The fa-t ta.t hi4 brother
had bien artjaitted of ta attmj on hi bf
dil not eonviic th d rtor that be in
noeeiit; it u iraj!y a pm of "n-t
proven," tm him. lb deth of Aitert, if
Dr. Fcd-k h n't tta mur'Jrrr-r, to
prove that A!?rt was innr?eTit tA tbe at
tempt on tbe doctor.
Who I the ,ni!ty Oit
The coroner"! inj'K-t drei.yred tbe fol
low m facta: On tbe kx.-k o-oing to Ir.
Fosdick's room a piece of pap-r wa f-Ain i
pasted creu ily over tbe key hoi w ith queer
hieroglyphic upon it, in explanation (jf
which Dr. F-tick ay that on goin to
Kalamazxo Thtirlay he wa afrai-1 sme
one might enter his room, and he had ptai-e.1
this II'-r over the kx k aa a pr-r-aation. In
hia room ii a trunk in which were f mnl
tbe doct jt elotbes, amtxi? w h. h were tbe
trooper w.-.rn ty turn atur'iay evening
showing p-.f4 ot human bl-L Tre bl-v.l
Kp Aa were ai fotind in Im berL Dr. Y
d k. however. te!! a utraihtf'vrward ory
a to bit wberoout. and explains the
fact a to th rot of t ,vn-l upon his
eiothin?. and tbej sosfMCKio that he ha.1
killed A.'hert m -eveTii-v fr the attempt on
his own bf-.of which be believ-l h brother
guilty, ii ,'A. a strong ud.
Wa There a Uonu ia the Caae
Aibert Fii'k had an unenviable r-pnta-tion
in the neighborhood f-r li.ntoTj'-,
and varvui stM-ies are C at coiiMctir,
him with several marri1 women. It l.i
claimed now that he ha.1 vii i to intinat
frv?rid that the reavn he toil inflicting
stories as to hi whrea&oati at the ti me hn
brother was liiot, was that be wan then in
company of a married woman, and that to
screen her he told several he. It ia beiiev-d
by many that some man w ith wboe wife
Albert had been intimate has done the das
tardly ded, and the theory that wan nrgd
at the time of tbe ahootmg of It. Foi;ck
that tbe awivKin intended to ki!:e-l Albert
and mistook one for tbe oth-r it urged now
with much vigor by many of tb citizen.
The Crmer' Verd let.
Tbe verdict of tbe coroner' jury wa that
Albert came to tis death from a pistol shot
in the bands of an unknown pr-on and f.r
an nnknowo cau.w. Tbn aithoriliea have
been on the grounl ail day and are still
bunting for c!nn, but no arreeta have been
madei Tlie country is greatly excited, and
hundreds of people Twitei the scene of the
tragedy yeeterdny, ind every person hai a
theory of his own. Dr. Fosdick offers a re
ward of tX) for tbe discovery of tbe mur
derer of his brother. There was no snow
upon the ground, the laxt snow having die
appeared and left the ground in a soft,
muddy condition, which froze during tbe
night, and no tracks con Id be dweovered on
or about tbe farm that would give any clew
to tbe murderer.
FOOTPRINTS IN THE MUD.
Traced Far F.iMnrh to Show That a
Stranger Jid Xot Make Them.
Later. A gentleman who arrived here
from Almena last night said that while mak
ing an investigation of the grounds around
the boune large footprints were discovered in
the soft grouml, leading directly from the
door through w hich the murderer nude his
scape. They were followed down to the
edge of the wooded swamp, and from there
they led by a circuitous path over to a place
on tbe road that is known a Wi lon'n -Crofet-ing.
Tbey were kt altogether when the
road was struck. A measurement of tbe
prints shows that tbey were male by large
boots, but what is still more notable is tbe
circumfttance that the owner of tbe boots
made bis way through the swamp.
Well Acquainted with tbe Around.
It is proved that be wa thoroughly ac
quainted with the country or be would
never bare undertaken to escape by that
route on a dark night. A mistake would
have meant detection, for a diversion of a
few feet from the line he traveled would
have precipitated him into a mire from
which escape would have been difficult. It
is almoMt certain now that the murder took
place before 10 p. m. Friday, and men who
know Foadick say that it would have been
impossible, even if he had fallen asleep, for
a man to come through the door and steal np
to his chair without awakening him, and
then as be was brave to a fault, there would
have been a struggle.
A 1H urdermi Social CalL
For that reaaon there are peopla who be
lieve that his murderer called aa if paying a
social viftit. and then, under the ore text of
noitiug u uu p:iei no wag rejul.i:, got
rlose to his chair an 1 blew out his brains.
There are no evidence that a atruggle oc
curred. Blood npurted from tbe wounJs in
Immense quantities, and stained the walls
and floor in every direction. The murderer
must have received his share of the gore on
bis clothes. Yesterday Dr. Fosdick ex
hibited, for the sheriff" s innpecti'm, the suit
be wore while at Campbell's, and also in
vited the officers to go through the rest of
his wardrobe. Tbey did so, but found noth
ing. Reputation of the Id Man.
This is a strange tragedy, and tbe strangest
part of it is that there are few circumstances
or facts that may lead to the discovery of
the assassin. Albert Fosdick had been Bounty
surveyor of Van Buren county for seven and
a half years, and had always borne a good
reputation throughout the county, except as
mentioned above as to b is liaisons. As county
surveyor, his business led bim all over that
part of tlie country, and be met many people,
among whom, It is said, were numerous sus
ceptible women, who became smitten with
him. He was known as a lady-killer, and
bis numerous wooings caused much bitter
ness, Whether tbe work was done by a man
or woman, or by both man and woman la
open to discussio'i. .
Thr AlI'Bt 1
Tbe shooting nt i,- F
bert was ar--u ! aruir
I on FAl tL Tbe
mamSA be rswii stood j
window to tbe room H
waa sicting, and Cred twi
gmm irto his vi-tiaj f
tit ectsida tbe one
which tba dortor
barrels of a aboC
seeaad nck. Tbe
range was not over six o
bad tbe mscrrmct been
bis rictici wgnld bave b
hfe As it was bis stsool
and it was feared for a tl
lose a: eve.
- seva feet, and
a good marssataa
sea die&rured fee
ler was badly torn
that be would
TO REST AT OAKLAND.
Cea. Crook's Beaaaiw rorward4 to His
Flaal RettB!7 riaco.
Ch.'CaOO, Marrh 24. The dosing chapter
of tke Tx?jr-J of Sfaj. Gsl George Crock's
eocnwtion with tb.? wert was writtea yester
day morning, when reittives and frienisL,
comrades and ex-eomra-i in arms, gathered
from far and near arotrnd tb, bier m the
parlor of the Grand Paes le to breathe a final
farewell to all that was mortal of tbe great
Lsdian fighter, anl tbe to escort tbe re
mains on tbe first stag o ' t'je journey to tbe
grave in Maryland s.-ii From (an. on til
1 p. m. tbe tody Uy in st ate, and a constant
stream of penfl) Clad pas: to look on tbe face
of tbe dead
Servieea Over th Steauiaa.
The funeral rvice, rer axuinctt'l by
T'jcV. Dr. MtFberwjo, iYesbyteriaa; Rev.
Dr. '.Tintoa Lo-a, E;iscofl; Professor
riwtr.g and Dr. Th'jeaas. nx-Fresiieat Hayes
and Judge Walter Q Gnaam, represeottng
tbe Loyal Ltrgsoo. oceupii seats at the foot
of tb: caxt-t. Facing tt bead of tbe rac
ket were seme two husdrid members of the
Loyai Legion from thii city, Miiwaokee,
Omaha, Ht. Paul, and ( incinnati, together
with the personal staS -A tbe late general,
tbe official and personal friends of tbe ds-
ceaaed beinz gathered in the communicating
parlors, an. Crook, wlio bore np bravely
during tbe eXToise, was esecrted by Webb
C. Haye, and Mrs. Red, her stster, by
The Funeral Parade.
Eu!orieS were r-roorsu loel on the dead
solitirr t.y Dr. KePheron and Profeeeor
Bwing. each of which wta an eloquent trib
ute to his memory, ami at the ckae of tbe
services the remains we-e escorte'i to the
Baiirojre and Ocio tat: by the four ree
imetsts cA the National G iarl, the Loyal Le
gion ani the Grand Army of the Repsibiic.
Tbe pr-w-tijn was over a qaarter of a mile
in length, and tbe ile salks were park!
with spiectatora, many of whom bared their
hen.! as the caiafaiq'31 paei ty. Two
special cars were attache 1 to the 3 p. m. ex
preaa. on being oerupi! by Mr Crook,
Mrs. Eeed, their friends itn i the military e
cort, and tbe other by tije casket atvl tbe
guari of honor.
The neweral's Brother Striekea.
Wa'.ter Crock, of Dayt ia. O., a brother 4
the dead general, while oti his w ay in a street
car to tbe hotel rHmday morning with bis
brother John, was suddenly taken ill with
indications cf aprwxy He was quickly
conveyed to tbe hotel, a: ;d shortly after re
vive.!, aitbr njh it was not considered safe
for bim to be present at the service. The
remains go to Oakland. HI.
SPLENDID STAYING QUALITIES
Developed hy a Badly Coed tit ire Wit
Wasted aa Exoiaaatioo.
Chicago, March 24. -In Judge Morton's
cowl Saturlay Mr. Cornelia Menhon was
an applicant for a divorco from her husband
John Merhoo, an 1 her "estimony is calcu-Ute-i
to g;ve her a repntatin for qualities
of endurance which wroail in iicate her abil
ity to stanl be-fore John K bullivan for any
number of roundv A yeir or so after her
marriage she was ci!! -i to the b&isile of a
sister wbo was ill, anl it m two years be-f-we
she retir-d borne.
Wanted aw Kxplaaatioa.
"I came bark early ne morning."' said
Mr. Merhon, "and found tbe gate tied up
hard and fat with wire. I got a box and
tepri over tbe f-nci. Mr haol came
out an l Iaid: 'John, way, what's the mat
ter? You niu-t make tome fxplanation.
Tben he went at me and knocked me six or
eight feet. I got up and came back, aod
sai: 'Nuw, really, Joi n. what doe this
mean; yon mut make tome expinsU.)o'
'Ye. Ill make an explanation,' ay h, and
be struck me in tir face ;md kn.c-ki-i ma al
most far an acrv thi room.
Bat Johw Didn't Kxplala.
kI g-.t op aga.n and went around tj the
back door, and wa j;xt getting cp en a box
to get in the w indow hen he ap(ieare.i
'Now, John.' aays I, "you have got to make
some sort of exp'ansti jo. Wbat is the mat
ter T Then be went at ne again, ani beat
me until I mnUia't stan 1 up, so I gat down
on a pail to ret, an i h 1 icked tbe pail out
from under me, and I fell to tbe ground"
Did be explain " asked the lawyer.
". be didn't." After this mt remark
able story of Mrs. Mersb-i" staying quali
ties had been related, several other witnoMe
were introduced to corrot orate tbe torice ot
crueity. Mrs. Merhon w id get a decree.
WORK OF THE STATESMEN.
So Bounty lor Beet n;r Timber Cai
tare Act Regaled.
Washisgtos Crrr, March 24. Bills were
reportel adversely to tl e senate Saturday
granting a bounty on beet sujar and provid
ing for the purchase of be it seed abroad and
exempting beet sugar mac b in cry from duty.
A bill was favorably repo-ted appropriating
t'JOO.OXi for a public bui ding at Ashland,
Wis. A long discussion took place on the
bill appropriating I-SOJ.IX' fnr a building at
Han Diego. Cola., 8bertnan saying that
be thought the appropriation rather
large for the placs an J Ingalls
remarking that there iras a gool deal
of press criticism on tbe amounts appropri
ated for buildings. The senators from . tbe
Pacific coast said Ingalis as too sensitive to
press cr it ici-ms, and gave notice that they
would ask for a good many more buildings,
and get them, too. The bill was pa-wed.
Blair introduced another' educational bill
reducing tbe amount to bs appropriated to
t-VJiVX0 for tbe first year, and making a
Cfrrefp,nding reduction for future years.
About fifty bills were tlx n passed, som of
them being of general pt biic interest, and
the senate adjourned.
Tbe bouse paaHei tbe bills to negotiate for
the purchase of part of tbe Crow Indian
reservation, in Montana, repealing the
timber oakure law,-and a couple of eastern
building appropriations, ttnd then listened
to eulogies on tbe late Rej resentati ve Gay,
of Louisiana, adjourning nt 4 p. m.
Chinese Murder aad Eaicide.
Minneapolis, Minn., a arch 24. A Trib
une special from Dubuque, Ia.. says: Sam
Lee, proprietor of tbe Sev.uth street Chinese
laundry, was shot yesterd sy evening by an
other Chinamen employs 1 at the laundry
named Frank Foot The .atter claimed that
Lee owed him ISO for wastes, and a quarrel
ensued After tbe shooting Frank Fook
shut himself through tbe abdomen. Both
are fatally wounded
tried by Pelsoa and Pistol.
Baltimore, Md, Marm 24. Tbe dead
body of Benjamin E. Saidera was found at
Canton yesterday morning with a bullet hole
in bis bead A pistol w as grasped m his
right hand and two eropt y bottles labelled
"laudanum" were found in the pockets, which
led to the conclusion that tbe man was fully
determined to die, and u 1 two means to
accomplish that end. 8a tders was 25 years
of age, and was to bave 1 een married next
week to a Miss Mills, of hit native place.
Joined the Cbaren l.ad Suicided.
Minneapolis, Minn., March 24. George
L. Baker, a prominent rea; estate dealer ot
this city, and ex -police conmissioner, com
mitted suicide yesterday morning after bis
return from church, by si tooting. He need
a pistol, placing tbe barrel ia his mouth. He
joined the Fourth Baptist church a few
weeks ago, and this is thou ?ht to have un
settled bin niiud He lean a wife, but no
Been Milking- T1sdr Water.
JUhobtos, R. X., AUri.i 24. The state
milk inspectors bave eausw 1 the arrest within
the past few days of a nun bar of milk men
in Tillages and cities alonj : the Hudson, on
tbs Charge of adultoratu f milk. Fines of
$35 were paid ia each case.
A HEADLESS BODY.
Decap;tat:cn of a Man by a Lo
comotive. EBSUtAS ESCAPE 0T HIS FBIESD.
Be Saves ' Is Life by Haagiag trader a
Trestle Bis t'arteas Cawdact Fatal
Prairie rtrws Oat West A- Irrewwtag
Aeeideut at t iariwoati Tho Rivers
Boowsiaa- A xiw Cyclase la Soatk Car
olina Three Mem Killed la a Colli low.
PlTTVBrM, Pa.. Marefe. 24 A beaifess
body was f'jttsi 1 feet below the tracks of
tbe Ptttsborg & Western railroad Saturday
morning, near Dock Run Junction section;
a few feet distant was tbe sewered head. On
investigation it wss found that tbe dead man
bad been knocked off the trestle by a freight
train. Tbe bead wss est from the body,
and tbe severed trunk and bead went roiling
down tbe highway b -low. It was a horrible
sight. Wirh bim tbe deed man bad a friend.
ani wfcra the latter saw the train approach-
teg be lowered himself between tbe ties and
bung on with a desperate grip till tbe train
passed Tbe sijfbt of tbe body of bis friend
overcame him, ani be too fell below. The
strange part of tbs story is teat he was ap
pareotiy anis jtued. He was ' seen to fail,
be still a minnte or two, ani then get to his
feet, look at tbe mangled body of bis friend,
ani start on a bride run from tbe spot
THECHK3 BOOMING AGAIN.
A Prospect of Sisty Feet at Ciaeiaaatl
Four People Drowned.
CiNCiSNATT, March 24. Tbe tributaries of
La Belie Riviere started on tbe rampage
again Frvlsy night, tbe late rains having
set tbe Allegheny, Monoogabela, Hanawka,
Big Hm ly and other streams to climbing the
banks at an almost unprecedented rate. At
this point at midnight last night the guage
showed fi tv-fjve feet three bicbes, and
rSfisg at ail the roints above.
which. it is expected, will make
sixty feet hf-re. Thjs will drive the water
back ut- n Becon-1 street. Merchants in
the lower prt of the city are already pre
paring f'jr the emergeocy by removing their
goods from ceUtrs anl placing them on tbe
upper fi -rs
Fatal Capslxiac of a Skiff.
A drowning accident occurred yesterday
afternoon on the Kentucky side of the nver
by the upsetting of a skiff. Four people lost
their lives. Their names are William Kin
ney, peter McGinms, Peter McCarthy and
J'.'hn Burk The latter was oolyW years of age.
Their skiff was caught in tbe current and
FATAL PRAIRIE FIRE IN KANSAS.
Two Persons Lose Their Lives Tea Farm
Wichita, Ksa, March 24. A prairie Ore
broke out yesterday morning fifteen miles
nortbea-t of bere, and devastated twenty
square miles of territory before it was
checkel. T-n farm hues with barns are
known to hare beeo dastroy ed Tbe total
kws is estimate 1 at H'jO,"'X Ernest Rey
noils ami his l'year-od s-mi were fatally
bnrned in attempting b save their property.
Several others were seriously bursal The
conflagration is supposed to bave been the
work of an ineeudisry.
Dima, Colo., March 21 Extensive prai
rie fires are raging in tbe eastern section of
this state. Already the flames hava swept
over S.i) acres in Yuma, eastern Arap
ahoe, end Kit Careen counties, and tbey are
still pread;ug rapidly, fed by the dry buf
falo gran and stubble. In tbe vicinity of
Burlington, n tbe Itock Ilanl road, many
Lniidmgs an l large quantities of baled hay
are repr-rted destroyed. The heaviest losses
are reportel wxitu of Belott, a small sett le
ment near tha Cheyenne cixiuty lias, in Kit
VET ON THE SAVE TRACK.
A Railway Colllsiow iw Which Three Per
sons Lost Their Lives.
Buffalo, N. Y., March 24. Passenger
train No. "J'. frrtm Rochester t Portage,
and freight train No. from Glean to
Rochester, on the Western New York and
Pennsylvania railway, met on tb? same
track c'-atnr Ky about a half mile north of
Portage, wi.iie running rapidly. B Ah en
gines wer demolished The killed are: Phil
P.dev, Rile-ter, freight brakeman ; an eu
gioe wiper, of Nunda, name unknown; Fire
man Frank Kw art, of tbe wieiiger engine.
Two Ladle Injured.
Among the injured are two ladies, names
unknown; W. H. Godfrey, conductor; J.
W. Warner, engineer of the pasnenger
train, and John Stout, engineer of the
freight tram Tbe cause of the accident M
reported to be tbe fault of tbe telegraph
operator, D. C, Neil, at Rosebnrg, who
made a mistake in train order. Neil shoold
have heki the freight train at Portage, but
did not do so.
AN ILLINOIS TOWN RAVAGED.
Flames Destroy Tea Hew Buildings,
C ausing a Loss of Over 50,000.
Minneapolis. Minn., March 24. A Trib
une special from Hamilton, I lis., says: The
main business portion of this town was de
stroyed by fire about S o'clock yesterday
morning. Two negroes who had returned
from a coon bunt about 2:30 discovered tbe
fire in a new block of business bouses, and
in a few moments tbe flames were spreading
to adjacent buildings.
A Call oa Keokuk.
The Keokuk fire department responded to
a telephone message, but were unable to do
any gool on account of lack of water. In
an hour's time ten new buildings were in
ashes. The loss on buildings and goods is
estimated between $50,0X and foO.OuOt, part
ly covered by insurance.
Dest rnrtive Cyclone la South CaroUaa.
Chaklottk, N. C, March 24. A special
to tbe Chronicle from Chester, 8. C, says a
desti active cyc'.one passed over tbe village
of Edemoore, near Chester, Saturday aft
ernoon. Fourteen bouses were blown down,
a negro named James Miller was killed,
and several persons seriously injured. The
roof of the Georgia, Carolina & Northern
railroad depot was blown half a mile away.
Robinson & Brother's establishment and
Dickey's drug store were totally demolished.
A new church was also destroyed
Statae to Christopher Columbus.
Washington Crrr, March 24. Th; bouse
committee on tbe library has authorized a
favorable report on tbe senate resolution ap
prtjriating 75.000 for tbe erection of a
bronze statue of Christopher Co I umbo a at
the western entrance of tbe Capttoi ground.
DEATH OF GEN. SCHENCK.
Tbe Well-Known Ohio Soldier aad 8t ates
aaaa Closes a Busy Life.
Washington Crrr, March 24. Gen. Bob
ert C Scbencs; died at bis home at 5:45 last
evening of pneumonia, after an ill news of
only five days. Gen. Bcbenck was in tbe
81st year of his age, and his career as a sol
dier, congressman, and diplomat waa a re
markably busy one. He was born at Fort
Franklin, O., Oct. 4, 1809. Ha was first
elected to congress in 1843 and served four
terms and until 1851, when hs was sent by
President Filmore as minister to Brazil.
When tbe civil war broke out be promptly
offered bis services and was one of the first
brigadier generals appointed by President
Lincoln, bis commission bearing the date of
May IS, 1WL
Farther Kervleee la Con gross.
He served with distinction as brigade and
division commander until December, 1(964,
when be resigned to take bis seat again in
the house of representatives. Gen, Hchenck
waa re-elected in 1964, I860, and 186, and
during his last four t van In congress filled
a number of Importout positions in the house
and rendered distinguished services as chair
man of the committee on military affairs and
of tbe ways and means committee. In De
cember, 1870. be was appointed mini iter to
England by President Grant. Resigning his
post as minister la 1876, Gen. Bcbenck re
turned to this dtf, where be has since re
aided, ' .
FROST WAS FATAL.
Havoc Played in the Fields of
MUCH DAMAGE BC1E 15 ILLI50B.
The Kentucky Crop Away Be-Ksw the Av
erage Indiana Farms Escape Sertows
Iajary aad Kansas Beports a Brilliant
Prospect The Lose lows Strawberry Will
Bo with rs Again, bat Peaches Have
fiaecWBhed to tho Chill North TTiad
EnrscnzLO, in., March 54. Much dam
age has been done to rrope in Illinois by tbe
recent unfavorable weather. To meet the
demand for information as to tbe extent of
the k: jury to nheat ani fruits a circular
was addressed ty tbe Illinois state board of
agriculture to reporters in each county of
tbe state, asking reports on the eonlitvm of
wheat anl fruit Rcpone have teen re
ceived from each county and ere epitomised
below. Of tbe renrral situation tbe board
says: "Time encn rh has elapsed since tbe
bitter frete-s of the second w-ek of tbe
month for those f ami iar w ith w heat prow
ing to makt a reasonably fair ant. mate ot
the damage done to tbe ptast in their im
Extent of the Injury.
That tbe crop, taken as a whole, has been
very materially damaged there can be nc
doubt, tut tbe extent of tbe injury depend
much, upon tbe variety of tbe wheat, tbe
character of tbe soil, acd tbe manner and
time of seeding. Tbe Fulta varie
ty has teen damarcd to an alarming
extent, while tbe oil M-literranen or red
wheat has polled thronzh in moderately fair
condition. It should be borne in tuind, bow
ever, that the Fultx is the popular w beat for
central and southern Illinois, where a largs
per cent, of the wheat of tbe state is raised.
The I am ace to Fruit.
Much of tbe wheet was weakened by be
ing covered with wat-r duren? tbe few
warm days of the month, which were imme
diately followed by the 'cold snap.' That
sowed in tbe corn has the appearante of be
ing in better condition than any tbr. Ap
ples have been tut slightly damaged in that
portion of the stare from wbich the bulk of
our marvel supply cornea. reaches are
nearly all killed, as they were within a few
days of Ludbng when the frosts rame.
" hue pears and cherries bave been
touched" there is yet a god prospect for a
fair crop. Strawberries are reported but
INDIANA BETTER FIXED.
Little Haras Done to VI heat, aad Farmers
Indianapolis, March 24. Advices from
nil sections of Indiana to tbe secretary of
tbe state board of agriculture indicate that
the late frosts bave not done an v considera
ble damage to tbe winter wheat, and many
of tbe aectk'Us bave not been injured at all
The exceptionally open winter caused the
wheat to grow very rank, and the blad
were so iar aivancei wtn toe Irost came
that tbe roots were fully protected in most
auctions, aod no injury resulted. This is true
of all the heavy wheat-growing counties.
and in tbe bottom lands of all sec
Uens, but where the laud was very ti.in tbe
damage is regarded as seriously affecting tbe
prropecta of two months ago of a full crop.
Whila tbe blad- appear to be burnt by tbe
frost and the wheat has sufTVred in this re
spect, it is not suffi.-.eiit to r i- any uneasi
ness among farmers, arid it i believe- that
seasonable rains will bring it out and fully
overcome what little damage ha resulted.
Tbe same reports show that peaches have
been pretty generally killed, but it is not
thought that apples, ars, and chert i-s bavs
KENTUCKY SUFFERS SEVERELY.
A Great Deal or the t inter tt brt Killed
by the Frost.
Iii ihville. March 24. Tbe winter wh-at
cr-.p in Kentucky w i!l fal a very Ur .-r
cent, below the average this et-aton as a re
sult of the reen t f reeling th-r, an l all
tiel ls in which the w beat hs 1 "Hnted"' be-f-jrethecnll
voap are almost ruineL An
examination of a lield of seveity-live acrve
in Jefferson county i.ow -d that n-nrly
three-fourths of it was frz-n l-!iw the
joinls.whk-h prct.caliy kilU the ta;k. From
reports received from oth-rr sertiou in the
state it is beiievel that the w ii-nt has suf-fere-1
in the same way w be-rvver it su fS
ciently advanced to bave jointeL
Kansas Is All Klcht.
TorEKA, Kan, March '-4. Th- wcretary
of the state board of agriculture is reo iving
reports from all ctin of Kansv on tbe
winter whet crop. With few excrptims
thee re7ort in li.-ate an unusually large
yield per sera. The state ha, been favored
with time'y rains throughout the winter.
During the col et weath. r tl-.e growing
wheat was protfete-i with six inches of snow,
except in a few isolate) ditnct ia tha ex
treme western part oi Kansas.
Only Fight Clubs in the league.
Indian apoij, March 24 T"n. result of
the negotiations of tiie la:u magnates at
New York has at last been annouRce-1 and it
is tbe death of the Indianapolis club, which
is swallowed up by the N.w Yorkers, Presi
dent Day, of th. 'Giants," having purchased
tbe franchi-si. The best of tb players w ill
be transferrl to New York. What price
was paid is not known. Iut it is understood
that Brush got a small fortun This leaves
tbe League with what it s ar.i-otly desire i,
only eight cIu'js. an 1 as n as the deal was
consummated an eight-club sche-iu e was
The Twelfth Fire Victim,
Indianapolis, March 24 Fireman Will
iam Jones, who was taken from the wreck
of tbe Eowen-M. rrill building Tuesday
morning, is dead, making the twelfth victim.
Tbe other injured firem-u will pro)ably re
cover. Tbe relief fund now reaches fjs0i
and subscriptions are still coming in rapidly.
Met a Cut la Passenger Bates.
Denver, Colo., March 24. Tbe first class
passenger rate of 1 7.50 ma ie by tbe Missouri
Pacific and Rio Grande railroads between
Missouri river points. Pueblo, Denver, Col
orado Springs and Kansas City, Atchison,
St.' Joseph and intermediate points has baen
met by the Santa Fe and Rock Island roads.
Failure at Toledo, Ohio.
Toledo, O., March 24. Quite a sensation
has been created in business circles here by
tbe announcement t at C. H. W hi taker &
Co , wholesale and retail hardware, hare
made an assignment George R. Hudson
was appointed assignee. The liabilities are
about 1 1110,000.
Will Continue Bismarck's Policy.
Berlin, March 24. In a note to tbe Ger
man ambassadors abroad. Chancellor Von
Capri vi intimates that he will continue tbe
policy of Priaoe Bismarck.
The Presldea Baca at His Post.
Washington Crrr. March 24. President
Harrison returned from bis ducking trip
into Maryland Saturday. lie waa quit
successful and brought home a well filled
bag of tbe web-footed game.
Bismarck Accepts aad Decll
London, March 24. The Standard's Ber
lin special says it is reported that Prince
Bismarck has acreptod the rank of colonel
general of cavalry, but has declined the title
of Duke of Lauenburg.
Dined with Coant Herbert.
Bkbxir, March 24 Tbe prince of Wales
and bis son. Prince George, dined yesterday
with Count Herbert Bismarck. TbedEmpreas
Frederick received Prince and Princess Bis
The Weather Wa May Expect,
Washinotos Crrr, March 24. The follow
lng are the weather indications tar thirty-six
hours from 1p.m. yesterday: For Iowa and
Illinois Bain; southerly winds: warmer
weather. For Michigan and Wisconsin
Cloudy weather and rain: southeasterly winds;
warmer. For Indiana Fair weather, followed
Monday evening by light rain, and general
rain Monday night and Tuesday morning;
southeasterly winds; warmer.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
-A.T POPULAR, PRICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt, Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT IA.
5sT"Itr? th Wgt Shoe for the
Raius in IVnn-ylvauia are shilling tbe
rivers up w itb a ru-h.
A gambling botr-ehas len raided at Bos
ton, Mass, wbich wa ito i t a Lnitarian
Street Fie, a negro, hai been sentenced to
death at Wheeling, W. Va , f.,r an assault
on a w hit woman.
The Uroesbeck National bunk, G roe-bk,
Tex, capital .V,ii. has len authorised to
"Billy tbe Kid," an American thief, has
been nabbed in London while a. templing to
rob a Lank clerk of -',..
Connors, the Milwaul.e wre-tler. Sa ur
day night d-featei l l.aries Oi-.ii, tue En
glish heavyweight champion
A call h t len u-i by t:e Prohibit .on
bts of Iiliuob for a tate coiiveiitian to tuett
II ay 27 and 2 at B ooinr.tou.
Ten thousand dollar i has tavn refuse 1 at
Highland farm, near Dut uque, Ia., for a
weaning colt, sired by Nutwood, out of
William Weese, of East Fag naw, a rail
way man, is in jail on a charge of kiilii.g
Alex Alexander, an old resileutof that city,
Ham Martin, a negro w ho was charged
with murder, was taken from jail at
Wrightsviil-j, Ga., Sunday morning, and
shot to pieces by a mob.
Under the new management harmonious
relations hare been resumed between the
"Monon,"' Louisville and Nahvilie, and
Pennsylvania railway liu -s.
A man has been arrest I at Streator. Il'.s.,
who tallies with tbe description of the rob
ber who so srriouly hot ex-State Senator
G.llham, at Upper Alton, la.-t week.
P. T. Barn u in, the "only great" showman,
now that Forepaugh is dead, has arrived at
New York from bis English tour, which be
says was a phenomenal success.
Tbe Chicago Her a 1 1 has a Washington
City special wbich says that Governor Fifer,
of Illinois, is a candidate for Senator Far
weirs seat in tbe United States smaie.
Lillian Lewis, the actress, being pursued
by a constable with an attachment of tie
legal variety hid all b.-r wardrobe except a
s -siskin cloak, and then wore that all
through the play of "Article 47." This at
A new labor organintion called tbe Work
ingmen's Benevolent and Protective alloca
tion has been formed at Pottsvillj, Pa It
proposes to take tbe place of ell ths other
organizations, anl will advocate eight bouia
a day and arbitration.
A Detroit special says that ex-Senator
Jones, of Florida, w bo has le n there for
mora than a year hn rging th delusion that
he U tbe accepted lover of a wealthy lady vt
that place, will be taken to Kalamazoo in
sane asylum this week U bis Iri.-nls can
tablish bia insanity.
Since Aug. 3, 1N7, an 1 up to last Satur
day the treasury department at Washington
City has purchased of 4 p-r cent bonds
tl-JrUMOUJ, costing lb3,ror,M. and of 4."
per cents $lo5,iH7.o si, costing t S4o,4'J7,&5l,
thetoUl cot being J "9.075. 111. At ma
rnrirv they would have cost 375 K7 anl
Tkts powder never varies. A marvel of parity,
atrstunh and wholeaonuMsa. More eoooomica
ussut orwnnry sunoa, ana cannot be (old
cotnnewUon wiia the moltUnde of low test.
weight alnmarprpbosphate powders. Sold env
4a sane, Botal Baxiss PowDsn Co., jys wall
nu n. x.
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
Ladies' $2.00 Kid Bntton Shoe called
money in the city.
B. BIRKEN WE. L 13,
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Dol! B-i?i:ie, Bojs' ipre Waoot. Baee BsTU ani BsU. Rubber Bsi!s, etc
Aloo a fa'.! line of
SCHOOL B0OK3 AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writic Paper. Tablets. Iak. Sla-es, Lead and slat Pencils, Etc.
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The latest des'gn of the long Mries of ALADDIN Stove. Thi ia beamial ia
its ornamentation, novel in many of its features is bound to be a good seller. Be
sure and examine this stove and learn its good poicU for afitr eine jt s0ti C1
buy no other. '
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This haa bea
ao popular that it is being copied as far aa they dare ot nnfcrnpuloas partie. but
don't be deceived buy tbe Round Oak made by P. D. Beckwiih. I am the ao'e
iri buvh. juuui wa cu si oluct
Cor. Third aTenne arid Twentieth Stt Rock Ie!and.
Dealer la New aad
Second Hand Goods
OF ETKRT PESCKIPTIOX.
The blghes price paid for gsods of soy k ad. Will trade, sell or boy aaytk'ng.
No. 1613 Secocd Avenue
CT. JUL. OIH-IEISTir,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
atABUTACTORia OF CKACKIM All) 1ISCVITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. They .re best.
tJT Specialties ; Ths Christy "0TITKK" aad tke Christj "WkTXK-"
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
fl. J. SMITH & SON,
And Japanese Mattings.
compare largest stock "of Carpeting a, alanines and
WEST OP CHICAGO.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 187 Weal IWrd Street, Opp. Masonic Temple. DAVENPORT.
Avecue. Dealer in-
ucsiraoie gooes. Hard ware B etc.
JOHN T. NOFSKER.