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THE ItOOIC ISliAKO ABGUS, BATUBDAY, AlUilL 8, 1890,
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
8AT7RDAT, APRIL 5, 1890.
DEATH OP DR. MARTIN.
The Well-Kaowa Citizen f Coal
Vail j- Paaara Away Thla Meralsa;
CoalVallkt, April 5. Dr. Thomas
Martin died at his home in Coal Valley
thia morning after an illness of nearly
two months. The immediate cause of
death was exhaustion, the result of stric
tures, from which he had partially re
covered. He was born in Columbiana
county, Ohio, Feb. 23, 1824. and was at
the time of his death 66 years, 1 month
and 14 days old . He studied medicine ia
his native state and came west in 1849
He practiced a short time in Iowa, and in
1830 came to Milan, where he continued
his practice till Nov. 1833, when he lo
cked at Coal Valley, where he hag since
lived and continued the practice of bis
He was twice married, first in Milan, but
his wife died in 1457, leaving two chi
dren, Mergan and Walter, the latter of
whom survives him. His second union
in 1859 was with Mrs. Mary Brow, also of
Milan, who survives him. Br this union
there were three children. Dr. Wm. B.,
Tbomat R. and Minnie E.
The doctor entered the army as a cap
tain in 1863 in the 126th Illinois Volun
teers. He was supervisor of Coil Valley
township in 1873 and has been justice of
m peace lor twelve years. He was a
prominent worker in the church, was the
chief organizer of the Presbyterian
church here, and was at its organization
chosen as ruling elder, which position he
faithfully filled until his decease. He
was a good citizen, ever charitable
to the poor and needy, was plain and un
ostentations in his manners, was a genial
conversationalist, a fountain of informs
lion and will be greatly missed in the
coram jnity. He was a member of the
The funeral will take place from the
residence on Monday at 10 o'clock a ro.,
prebably under the auspices of Valley
lodge, No. 547. A. F. & A. M. The
officiating minister will either be Rev. M
Nverre, of Leon, Iowa, or Rov.W. Has
eel. of Milan.
At the . M. C. A. rooms. Sun
day at 3:80 p. m the meeting will be led
Dy Mr. ails Olsen. ,
At tne Christian chapel, services it
10:45 a.m. and 7 p. m. Preach in a; by
Rev. T. W. Grafton, of DcSoio. I wa.
Sunday school at 9.15 a. m.
At the Central Presbyterian church,
services at 10:45 a. in. with an iniuur.,1
sermon by the pas'or, fhe Rev. .1. II
Kerr, and in the evening st 7:30. The
church will be docorated with flowers f.tr
ster. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m., J.
M. Buford. superintendent.
At the First Baptist church, the Rev.
H. C. Lelnnd pastor, will preach at 10:45
a. m. "The Risen Mediator." And at
7:80 p. m. Sunday school at 9;3i a. m
J. W. Welch, Superintendent. Sunday
school at Forty-fourth street chapel at
4:o) p. m., L. L. Williams superintend
At Trinity church, Rev. R. F. Sweet,
rector Easterday. first celebration at . a
m Matins sermon and secondcelebration at
10:45; special festival for children of the
two schools at 7:30. Ester Monday
service at 9 a. m., and 7:30 p. m. Etster
Tuesday service at 9 a. m. Tbe Ester
Monday at 7:30 the annua) election of
wardens and vestry occurs.
At the Broadway Presbyterian church
ttie Key. W. 8. Marquis, pastor, will
preacu at . m. a sermon appro
priate to Easter, and at 7:80 p. m. nn the
"Gospel According to Matthew." Young
peoples meeting at 6:45 p. m. Sabbath
schaol at 9:10 a. m. South Park mission
school at 2:80 p. m. Easter service in
chapel at 3:80 p. m.
The condition of wheat ia Missouri u re
ported at b5 par cvnt.
Mrs. Mrr F. Williams, of Cbicai, was
awarded $30,000 against her busbaul Fri
day tor slander.
The creditors of John F. Plunimer, of Xew
York, who failed reoeutly for tl,OUU,uiX,-iil
probably not get a cent
The National Bmk of Commence, at
Pierre, 5. D., bas been authorized to begin
business with a capital of $75,H..
Tbe labor movement U extending daily
throughout Austria and f rt-sb strikes are im
minent In Vienna and in the provinces.
George Gould says he has jut received a
telegram from his father in Mexico, and
that tbe story of his illness is a pure fabrica
tion. Tbe annual meeting of the Amerimn So
ciety of MlcrnscopUta. to be held in August,
will take place in Buffalo insteai of Lou is -Till.
The atone from Calvary which is to be the
'corner of Talmage's new tabernacle has ar
rived In Erooklyn. Y. ; also a box of
Gracian Chleborad has been si.-nt to the
penitentiary by a Jury at Atworxl, Kan., for
fifty years, on a charge of poisoning his
Business failures in the Unite J States for
the seven day ended Friday numbered 1S'.;
for the eorrospon lin week in lsS'J they
Work at the Henry Clay colliery, at Sbam
okin. Pa., wbk'b ha been idle three months,
will l rrouraad Monday, giving employ
ment to 1,50U men.
M. Odin, a young professor in the acad
emy at Lausanne, was lulled Friday while
attempting the ascent of the Rochersdeneiga,
Arkansas City, Ark., is drowned out,
there being about twelve feet of water all
over the town. Government steamers are
rescniog the citiaena.
Tbe Adams Express company sjwnt f JG,
000 in tracing E. a Crawford, who stole
14,000 from them at New York. Ha was
oaptureJ in Honduras.
Conductor D. W. Ainsworth, of the Wis
conain Central, was mysteriously shot find
dangerously wounded at his home in vvau
keaha, Wis., Thursday.
Louisville la rapidly rebuilding the section
aevastataTj ty the cyclone, and business has
bean fully resumed. The total death roll
bow foots up but seventy -six.
A gentleman named Perdue, of Santiago,
Cat, went to Colorado Springs, Colo., to
Dury hU wire three months ago. Three dayi
after his arrival he left the hotel for Jtlani-
tou, and has not been beard of since. Mur
der ia suspected.
The losses at Metropolis, Ills. , by tbe re
sent tornado are estimated at $800,000, and
in that vicinity 120,000. At Grand Tower
the condition is much more serious, the suf
ferers baring lost everything, and being in
oeea oj money ana clothing.
The flre In tbe South Wilkes barre collierr.
I la kl.k i V .
mi-iutunnui, men were entomned some
weeks ago, has be n extinguished. Aaex
ploration of tbe mine reveals an immense
amount of damugw, but no trace of the men
who are suppoood to be hidden under some
of the piles of rubbish with which the mine
is filled. ,
Disappearance of an Illinois Farmer.
' Tcscola, Ills., April 5. Davtd Surball, a
well-known farmer of Murdock, has been
missing since March 16, and no trace of him
can be found, lie had considerable money
with hiui when last seen, and foul play ia
New Opening- for British Trade.
Lokdok, April 5. The Timus' dispatch
from Shsnanghai ys that a treaty opening
the city and district of Chung hing has
bm signed ty tbe British minister at Pe
kln. This will largely conduce to the devel
opment of British trade.
A Sharp -Debate Precipitated
. by Statesman Stone.
EE ATTACKS THE GRAND ARM? MEN
Declares the Presidency a Marketable
Offlre, and Calls a Halt for Himself
Lane of Illinois Comes Down on the
Missouri Man with Both Feet and Chip
man of Michigan Expresses His Views
Reciprocity and the Hide and Wool
Doty Official Notes.
Washington City, April 5. There was
quite a diplay of oratory in the house yes
terday over the pension question, that being
the first subject taken up on five private bills
which had come over from la-t week. In
speaking on one of these bills, Stone of Mis
souri declared that no people had been so
despoiled and burdened under the name of
patriotism an 1 under the guise of pension
laws rs had tha people f.f the United States.
Ha denounced the demands of the Grand
Army of the Republic, and asserted that the
presidency w as put up and sold to the high
A Kolocy of Cleveland.
Thank God there was one grand man who
had declined to be a party to such a sale.
Though he had fallen, he had fallen bearing
the reputation of wise and incorruptible
statesmanship and enj.iying the respct of
every honest citizen. Applausa on Demo
cratic side. IVnjHmm Harrison had at
tained his olli.re by oa-ii raised by Wana
raaker and disbursed by Dudley. Ho Stone
believed that the government had been gen
erous enough to the soldiers.
A Platform for Himself.
Speakin; for himself (and speaking, ha
knew, against the judgment of his party
associates), he declared that be had gone as
far in the direction of pensions as he intend
ed to go, and he represented one of the larg
est ex-Union soldier districts in the country.
He favored a liberal system of pension laws,
but he entered his earnest protest against
indefensible extravagance in public expend
iture. He tavoreithe granting of liberal
pensions to true and brave soldiers, but ha
was opposed to granting pi?nious to unde
serving soldiers or to bounty jumpers.
Stone's Knowledge Impeached.
Lane of Illinois, in favoring (he bills, re
ferred to the remark made ly Stone that a
contract existed between th3 government
and the soldier, and said that a man who
would declare that was as ignorant of the
relations between the government and the
soldier as a Hottentot. The Democrats of
Illinois did not endorse the words of the
gentleman from Missou ri, but believed as he
I-aue did, that the government had not
done justice to tbe men who had defended it
in its uour of periL
When tot Was Not Counted.
C'bipnian of Miehijjan eritiouwd and de
uouneed the speech made by the gentleman
from Missouri. It was not the time to ta ik
of the cost of pensions. He weil remem
bered the day when thicost was not counted;
whon the government was prodigal of money
and lavih ol biood; when the motives w hich
brought men under the flag were not scanned
and analyzed: when the man who enlisUd
was the ht ro of the hour Then no man was
mean enough to suggest that men went out to
risk their lives for the paltry pay of flti a
mon-h. The man who would make such a
sujrgesf ion would have been whipped and
scourged and looked upon as a rebel. He
could not have lived in decent society.
Not the Time to Call a Halt.
The gentleman lrom Missouri Stone
cried aha t, but. tbe tune for a halt had not
come, and w ould not come until reasonable
provision was made for the needs of every
soldier of tbe country. The country needed
a service jwision ; it needed an increased
pension for the deaf and dumb; it needed a
pension for widows and it needed a law es
tablishing a rule of testimony in pension
cases, whereby the oath wf a private soMier
would receive as much credence as that of
an officer. The pension system must con
tinue untd the last soldier who served the
country in the war was dead and gathered to
bis fathers. Appl.tuse.
THE HIDE AND WOOL DUTY.
An Alleged Scheme of Reciprocity for the
Benefit of New Kngland.
Washington City, April 5. The publi
cation of the scheme for developing reci
procity with South American countries as a
result of the talk in the Pan-Ameri-cac
conrres. has preoipitated the revela
tion of a plan which is now being talked of
in the hcuse and senat. The American del
egates to tbe congress have been sounding
members or the s-'oata recently to learn , so
far as possil.le, with w bat reception a reci
procity treatr would meet at the hands of
the senate. 1 he result bas been altogether
f tvorahie and as a consequent the Repub
lican members of the ways and means com
m t ee, U-forn handing in tin bill prepared
by them, restored the duty which they bad
originally agreed . to place on hid.s, bvt
which the New England members ha I per
suaded them to remove. Since the hid was
announced, it has been freely predicted that
the New England Republicans would not
vote for it in its present form and th confi
dence shown by the majority of the ways
and means committee bas created surprise.
An I nclcrstanalng with Blaine.
It now develops tbut (so far as can t
learned on unofficial authority) an under
standing bas be-n had with Mr. Blaine bv
which the president at tha request of the
state department will recommend to the
senate a treaty of reciprocity with the
Argentine Republic and any other South
American country which may wish to
negotiate such a treaty. In fact it is not at
all certain that tne treaty with the Argen
tine Republic may not have been negotiated
oeiore mis, ana that it Is now ready for
transmittal to the s.-naty whenever Mr
Blaine may consider the subject ripe. New
England congressman say that the negotia
tion and ratification of such a treaty would
be a complete offset to the duty which bas
been placed on hides in the McKmley bill,
and thut it would mean practically free
Transactions in the House.
Washington Citt, April 5. Yesterday
the house passed five private pension bills
and then went into committee on the pri
vate calendar, but accomplished nothing.
At 6 p. m. recess was taken to 8, at which
tiAie private pension bills were again taken
up and thirty passed. At 10:30 the bouse
adjourned Among the bills introduced
was one providing for the election of United
States senators by the people. About a
dozen such bills have beon introduced this
For and Against John Wanamaher.
Washington City, April 6. The treas
ury department has rendered decision on
an appeal by Jchn Wanamaker, of Phila
delphia, from the assessment of duty at the
rates of 4" and 50 per rent, ad valorem on
certain iiead ornaments luipoi'tea ny Dim.
The articles consisted of squares and strips
of cotton net embroidered, some with beads
and others with metal thread. The appeal
on the articles embroidered with metal
thread was allowed and duty fixed at 20 per
cent, ad valorem, while the articles em
broidered with beads were held to be dutia
ble at the rate assessed.
The World's Fair Bill.
Washington Crry, April U.-Hiscock
called the senate World's fair committee to
gether yesterday, and immediately broached
the subject of theagenuinenes3 of Chicago's
subscription, of Vhich he wanted more
proof. The matter was finally referred to a
sub-committse, to report within a week, and
a telegram was sent to Chicago asking certi
fied documents in reply to Hiscock's objec
tions. SIX MEN CERTAINLY DEAD. '
Explosion and Collapse In a Tunnel Five
Santa Barbara, Col, April 5. A terri
ble accident occurred at Adams canon, sear
Santa Paula, yesterday morning, causing
the death of six men. A tunnel was being
bored for oil when an explosion ol gas oc
curred and asheet of flame shot out blowing
away the building 100 feet from the n outh
of the tunnel. Two men were badly bu Tied,
one of whom has since died. A fore ol men
was put to work to clear out the tunnel and
in the afternoon another explosion took
place, the sides of the tunnel collapsing and
burying in the ruins five men who are cer
tainly dead. The names of those known are
Brittou, Hardison, Taylor, and Young.
Fatal Break la a Levee.
Arkansas Citt, Ark., Aprils. The vorst
crevasse yet occurring on the Mississippi side
of tbe river was made early yesterday morn
ing by the breaking of tbe levee at O it fish
Point, ten miles below Bolivar Landing.
The bend, containing several very valuable
plantations, is completely submerged. Three
lives were lost a man and two children.
Houses aud crops was swept away.
Killed by the Fall of a Viaduct.
Chicago, April 5. Robert Wilson wis in
stantly killed and Fred Goldberg bsdly
hurt yesterday afternoon by the falling of a
viaduct in the Union Stock yards. Both men
were employed by the stock yard's comgmny
as carpenters, and with a score of men rere
engaged in elevating about forty feet of a
viaduct that runs through the company's
Two Iowans Hurt In a Wreck.
St. Loris, April 5. By an accident on
the Wat.-u road at St. Charles, Mo., yes
terday, five cars were derailed and l ight
persons wounded, anions them J O.
Crocket, of Stuart, Ia,, cut in the back, and
W. E. Sterns, of Atlantic, nervous bl ock.
Escaped in Their Night Clothes.
Lkwistox, Ma, Aprils The Buckfteld
house at Buck Held was destroyed by fire
Thursday night. The bouse was f u I of
guests, who had barely time to escape to the
street in their night clo hca.
AN EX-SOLON'S SINUOSITY.
Hi Produces War Wiuows and Raid-
IVnslon A ppropriatinn,
Indianapolis, April 5. The most sensa
tional and extensive frauds ever prepeti ated
upon tbe pension department in this i tate
have come to light with the arrest of ex-
Representative Lee Wilson, of Shelby coua
ty, on au indictment returned by tbe f-der
al crand jury. The evidence showed that
Wilson had secured a total of twenty-one
annulments of marriage in the Shelby cir
cuit court, and in each case he bad received
a fee of from foO to 110. The women who
were thus freed from matrimonial bnds
were the widows of soldiers who bal remar
ried, and the incentive was restoration to
the pension rolls. But one of the cases
passed through the courts in a legal man
ner, and all the other decrees were sec ired
by fraud and the entries made through col
lusion with tbe deputy clerks.
A Careless Sort of Judge.
A numlier of Shelby county lawyers were
before the grand jury, and testified that
Judge Hord was in tbe habit of lettinc- at
torneys write their .own decrees, and tiat be
ireqtiently signed the record without read
ing it. Wilson's plan was to file suits in the
court, have the notice regularly prime! ia
the newspapers, and then write out a de Tee
and have it entered, upon the docket. Thus
tbe marriage of hiscl.ent was annulled w ith-
out any evidence being heard in the case It
also developed before the jury that the docket
of the court had been stolen, and that a 1 of
the original p-.iprs in the several cases bad
been abstracted from the clerk's office.
Deputy Clerks in Collusion.
There was evidence tending to show 1 hat
certain deputies in the clerk's office wers in
collusion with U ilson, and an indictment
for conspiracy will be returned. The arrest
of Wilson was ordered for the purpose of
holding him till tha work of the grand jury
is competed, as it was believed that be
would leave the state. He gave bond, and
arrive.1 nere r riday evening, and is in con
suiuttion wuu nis attorneys. ilson re
presented Shelby county in the last legis
lature, and is now a candidate for re-ncrai
HaviitK tun in Kentucky.
Flehixosblru. Kv. AdiM 5 Lawless
ness and viol-nee have ajain made their ap
pearance in Rowan countv. The T'n ted
States revenue meu made a raid a week ago.
aescroyin various stills, and things are
now being made decidedly uncomfortable
for them and the people who are thought to
have given tbe government informal n.
Eph Cooper was shot from ambush Tht rs
day by some unknown man. Bart Bt m
gartner ami Sim Cooper were also both s lot
in a fight Thursday. George H-jg. son of
the sheriff, was shot vest rday morning.
Hiram Roberts was bushwhacked Thursday
and aeritmslr wounds Vilm t?.un .. ....
called to his door Tuesday and shot
The Woman Who Stole Experimentally.
Staunton, Va , April U. The news of ihe
arrest in Philadelphia of Miss Mary Rebecca
Shipley, on a charge of shop'ifting. exciied
great surprise in Staunton, where Miss Ship
ley is well-known and highly respected. Miss
Shipley was for many years separated from
her parents, and during her early life she
worked as a bonnet trimmer. In 1S75 l.er
parents were reunitad, and they began a
search for tht ir daughter. Soon after tbey
discovered her they died, leaving her a f.ir-
tune of t lm. This money was invested
for her. and sll.4 bAS lieen lirincr .in r'.a . ...
come from the investment. She bas alweys
been rathi-r eccentric, and her friMn.U thinL-
her mind is offecte 1.
Kansas Wonn on the War r uth.
Wichita, Kan., April 5 A delegation of
fifteen women, members of the Woman's
Christian Temperance union at Kingman,
yesterday afternoon called on the court aid
requested warrants be issued for certain
men in the town who are generally supposed
to be engaged in the liquor business. The
court refused to comply, and ths women in
sinuated strongly that be was not in sympa
thy with the law, h -nee would not do his
uuiy to bio in eiiiorcmg it. 1 hey then started
on the war path and emptied the liquor in
seven saloons into the street.
Wanted Company to the Other Shore.
Minneapolis, Minn., April 5. A spec al
to The Tribune from Omaha says: Word
was received here yesterday that a youig
luuian named tagle Horse yesterday after
noon shot and instantly killed Frank E.
ixwmis, a school teacher at Pine Ridje
agency, and then committed suicide. Loom
is was goiug home from school on horseback
when Eagle Horse stepped out from an am
bush and shot him in tbe back of the head.
Eagle Horse said that he felt that he w.ts
going to die and he wanted a white man to
go with him.
Denial of a Railway Report.
Evansville, April 5. Rumors were cir
culated in this city to tbe effect that Presi
dent Mackey had sold his entire railroad
system to the Vanderbilts. It, of course,
created a sensation, and caused considerable
uneasinons in business circles. The Ho
William Heilman has just returned borne
from New York, where be has been with Mr.
Mackey, and says that the only line sold w is
tbe Cincinnati, Wabash and Michigan, an d
that Mackey made a pot of money out of tl
Does This Punishment Fit the Crime?
Waterbcrt, Conn., April 5. Richard
Powers, tbe inhuman father and husband
arrested Thursday night, was sentenced
yesterday to 175 days in the county jail st
New Haven. His wife ht been removed to
the hospital on tbe town farm. This brute
kicked his wife, who was enciente, until be
produced a miscarriage, the child been bori
dead. He then forced the poor woman to
get up and prepare a meal for bim.
The Rhode Island Election.
Providence, R. I., April 5 At 12:45
o'clock yesterday morning t.he aldermen
concluded their of rue rotes cast i j
Tuesday's election. Four representativts
were elected from this city, instead of twt
They are Jesse Mutcalf, Hiram Howard,
William K. 1 'otter, and Lorin M
Democrat. so that tbe party has now elected
US members of the legislature, instead of 3t,
and have to elect 17 more to secure a ma lot-
ity in grand committee. The Republican
hare to elect 13 more to secure the same re
A Thrilling Story Told in a
A.N UNLOVED HTJSBAITD'S DEVILTRY
His Wire Proving Unfaithful Be Force
Her to Wreak His Malice on the Head
of Her Lover A Terrible Tale or Crime
from Kansas Repeated Murders Sus
pected and the Last One Discovered by
Accident A Public Reproach.
New York, April 5. A romance of Ital
ian love and hate, a faithless wife, a revenge
ful husband, and a mighty lucky lover was
told Thursday ia the general sessions before
Recorder Smith. The husband made the
wife fire at her lover with bullets steeped in
garlic, according to a superstition among
the Italian peasantry that to steep a bullet
in garlic puts its effectiveness beyond all
doubt. The tale was told in the trial
of Concetta Ros ta, a rosy-cheeked, plump
young Italian woman, with a string
of variegated beads about her rounded,
tawny throat and every color of the rain
bow in her attire. Her shining, ebon-black
hair was confined in a knot upon the back
of her bead, and a golden dagger pierced the
knot She was tried upon an indictment
charging her with assault in ths first degree,
in firing a loa led pistol twice at the head of
Guisi'ppe Alianello, a trim young Italian
with tha curling h ir and mustache of an
Diabolism of Peplto Roslta.
The defendant testified in her own behalf
through the official interpreter. "I knew
Alianello in Italy," shj sai L "whan we were
very youn?. We grew up, and I loved him,
ant he loved me. But I married Peplto
Rosita. Allan iilo came to live in our home
w hen he came from Italy threa months ago.
My love for him cams to life again.
My husband cama home one evening
and found us together. He told
Alianello that be would kill him. H
went with me to a shop in the Bowery and
bought a pistol. He took out the cartridges
and made me praciice in aiming and pulling
tne trigger, then be loaded it, first rub
bing the cartridges with garlic, after the
fashion of our country when we mean a bul
let for our enemy's heart Then he said:
'You must go and kill Alianello. If you
aon t Kin nun, l will you. U you don t kill
him by to-morrow morning you cau count
yoursi-lt as dead.' "
forced to Do the Deed.
Tbe woman then told how she had tricked
her huslian.i by pretending she coul i never
find Alianello. At last the husband arranged
a meeting. went to Alianello, and when
he hent down to talk to me I put the pistol
near nis ear anu nred. 1 am not aim
at him. I tired again in the air.
I did not wish to kill him,
lecause 1 love him very much." Then the
woman broke down and sobbed and went.
Recorder Smyth said it was the most extra
ordinary ease that had ever come before
him. The jury convicted Concetta of as
sault in the second degree. Recorder Smyth
sentenced her to the penitentiary for three
CRIME OUT IN KANSAS.
Strange Indifference Thereto Developed
ly the Case of Chleborad.
Atwood, Kns., April 5 Judge Bertram
yesterday sentenced Gracian Chleborad to
hfty years in the penitentiary for murder.
Chleborad is about 30 years old, and will
probably not live to serve his time out The
crime of w hich he was convicted was poi
soning his youn-er brother Joseph last De
cern ber. Strange to say, although there was
proof positive of strychnine in tbe dead
man s stomach, and every circumstance
pointed to t.raeiau as the murderer, the
jury returned a verdict of murder in tbe
second degree, acquitting Mrs. Chleboral
Gracian's w ife, who was indicted with him.
lhe judge, however, made amends for the
jury s action by pronouncing a sentence
that virtually amounted to life imprison
Will Rival the Render Atrocities.
If tbe evidence of Chleborad's neighbors is
ro Da oeiieveu tne poisoning of Joseph
Chleborad was th last of a series of mur
ders that if investigated will prove as horri
ble as the infamous Bender crimes that were
exposed in Sabeth county, Kan . in 1873.
ihe Lhleborads lived on a claim that was
originally settlod by Mr. Shaw, who myste
riously aisappearetl. Evidence indicated
that he was murdered for his money and his
ooay tiirown into an abandoned well on the
divide not far from tbe Shaw dug-out After
a while tlia t hleborads, consisting of man
and wife and three' sons, of which Uracian
was the oldest, to.k the claim.
Where Were the Authorities?
In the course of time Mrs. Chleborad died
myteriously, and her place of burial was
never known. The event occasioned com
ment, but the people seemed to be afraid of
the Chlelwrads, and it was never investi
gated It was generally believed, however,
that she was murdered and her body thrown
into the welL
What Ailed the Leeal MachtnervT
Later the old mm died suddenly, and the
neighbors again suspected poisoning. This
was followed by a fresh burial in the welL
This crime was charged to Gracian Chle-
oorad and Ins wife. May. A few months
later one of the brothers disappeared, and
Gracian said that ho had gone to Nebraska.
but the boy never came back, and it is sup-
poseu me wen recaivea anotner victim.
Seems to Have Been Left to Lack.
Last Decemlier young Robert was poisoned
and the murderer was detected by a party
of neighliors, who met Gracian with the
body of the boy on hi shoulder, making
straight for the old well. He was arrested
and tbe murder proved. An effort has been
made to have the county commissioners dig
out the aid well, now nearly filled up, when
proof of nil these horrors Is likely to appear.
Iowa I--gllativ Notes.
Des Moines, la., April 5. The senate
yesterday reconsidered tbe motion of a few
days ago on the Normal schools bill, but the
result was a defeat for the project, a bill to
establish three of tbe schools being laid on
the table 35 to I V. The oil inspection bill
making tha office a salaried one at $2,000 a
year, was postponed to n ednesday next, and
the balance of the day was occupied by the
board of control bill, without action. The
house passed the bill providing for county
uniformity and district purchase in school
text books, the bill to establish a state
weather service, and then put in the re
mainder of the tune on the local option bill
How About the Feasants, A lei?
St. Petersburg. April 5. Tha Deasanta
of the government of Riacan. incensed bv
the continued floggings to which they have
oeen indiscriminately subjected by the dis
trict chief, Nordvinoff, have retaliated by
attacking that official and administering to
him a severe whipping with his own instru
ments of torture. Tbe police essayed to res
cue Nordvinoff and were stoned for their
pains and driveu from the sc n The cur
was deeply pained at receiving the news of
tne summary treatment of his representa
tive. A 1,000,000 Caw of Smuggling
Kcw York, April 5. Tha startling In
formation tint the government has been
robbed of tl,000,0i0, through the importa
tion of millions of pair ml gloves upon
which no dut- iib Ooen PbM. caused a vast
deal of excitement among custom house offi
cials yesterday. The dot via were unknown
to them, and it is said tnat the frauds were
committed on enormous importations of
German gloves which have come in free of
duty, and the news came from the United
States consul at Leipsic.
Eev. Mr. Wilson Exonerated.
MaRBHAiii., Ills., April 5. The chare-ea
of gross immorality recently- preferred by
Mrs. Ollie Cole, a domestic in the family of
B. B. Blancbard. of Cbrisman. Edirar vmn.
ty, against Rev. C. P. Wilson, of thia city,
were investigated by the presbytery at Chris
man Thursday and the result waa tha u.
quittal of Mr. Wilson. Mrs. Cole and ner
employer. Mm Blancbard, finally admitted
that the charges were untrue.
RISKING HIS LIFE.
A Periloui Job of High Climb
ASCENDING A 335 FOOT CHIMNEY.
The Work To Be Done with Ladders on
the Outside The Tug- of War at the
Top A Chinese Delicacy for the Tarls
Poor Ingenious I'se of Rats with
Oakum Tied to Their Talis Other
Items of Novel Interest.
Nw York, April 5. How to get up the
chimney at Harrison, N.' J., waa a putzle
which agitated the Clark Thread company
from the time that two strokes of lightning
marred its beauty and probably its safety on
March 2& On Tuesday John Phillips, of the
slate-roofing firm of W. Smith & Co., called
at the works and contracted to climb the
chimney for a stipulated sum if the company
would supply ladders, lie explained his
plan and was permitted to make the trial
A Perilous Aacent on Ladders.
Tbe chimney is 335 fe-t high, and the bell
shaped top flares out five feet beyond the
collar, but this feature did not daunt Phil
lips, who began work at noon on Wednes
day with a thirty-five foot fire-truck ladder,
whose spikes were sunk into a heavy plank.
A second ladder, twenty -five feet in length,
was lashed to this, and both were firmly
anchored to the chimney with hooked
spikes of seven-eighths inch steel and driven
into the Portland cement between tbe bricks.
There was a lot of light, and new ladders at
hand, and before night Phillips had five of
them in place.
How thu Job Is Being Done.
Each ladder lapped on the ona below for
five feet At its base a cross cleat of wood
was lashed, and between it ami the face of
the chimney a stout piece of plank was
placed on two sp kes driven into tha brick
work. These sheiv s keep the ladders a foot
from the chimney, and make stages upon
w hich Phillips can stand. He carried up a
tackle block and rope by which each su ex
cessive ladder was hauled up by bis helpers
on the ground.
The Difficulty at the Top.
How he proposes to master th3 difficulty
when he reaches the eighteen-inch collar
and the five-foot outward slop) at the bell
he does not tell, and it is hard to understand
how he will overcome the trouble which be
will encounter when he reaches the slope of
cast-iron forming the huge cap. His bar
gain is to go up and ri; a rope aud tackle by
which workmen can ascend and examine the
shattered brick work.
FOOD FOR THE PARIS POOR.
A Society Formed with the Purpose of
Introducing Rats and Dog.
Paris, April 5. The increase in the
slaughter of horses, donkeys, anl mule for
food here is enormous. Last year 16,040
horses, 241 asses, and forty-three mules were
prepared for food. An influential society bas
just been formed in Paris, at the bead of
which are the Rothschilds, Duo d'Auiuale,
ex-Premier Tirard, and Gen. I. Abzac, the
object of which is to prejtare rats, dogs, and
cats for food, with a view to meeting the
wants of the starving Parisians and poorer
classes, who are uuable to buy mutton or
Said To Re Good Kallng.
The flV-sb or sewer rats is said to lie pure
and wholesome, aud of delicious taste, re
sembling veal It is much cleaner eating
than the fame I "native" oysters so popular
in England The society proposes e-tablish-ingadepot
for collecting and killing rats
and dogs. Cats w ill only to killed when
given a clean bill of health.
CAME IT OVER THE RODENTS.
A New Cse for the Species Which Live in
New York, April 5. The water which
since last Sunday has fi.Kxled the New York
end of tha Hudson rivar tunnel was rapidly
pumped out yesterday. Since Monday
every means that could be thought of hat
been employed to stop the leaks. Finally
been employed to stop the leaks. Finally
Engineer Moy hit on a novel method of fiud
iiiK the holes. He secured a number of
water rats Thursday, tied oug pieces of
oakum to tlu ir taiU, cau-ht iu the middle
by a piece of wire. The rats were then
forced into th. cais-uin through the air
pumps. The rats followiug the current of
air, found the leaks, and passing through
the crevices. left the oakum behind. This
topped the ingress oi air sufficiently to
enable the pumping to proc.ed with suc
cess. A TRAMP PRINTER'S MALICE.
Kalamazoo, Mich., April 5 A tramp
printer named Lewis, who ha t lieen working
in The Democrat office iu Hastings for some
time past, but who was discharged Thurs
day, entered that olllea that ni bt iu a
drunken condition and proceeded to do what
he could to fret out the paper. He took all
the type which was set for the next issue
and several canes of type aud dumped it all
in a heap on tbe floor. Thus did not satisfy
him, so he took a keg of printer's ink and
poured it over the pile He lefl the follow
ing note: "Midnight, Windsor (iuess I'm
even with yi-u, Johnson.''
Saved by a Watch log.
Arkansas Otv, Ark , April . The little
daughter f T. V. lx-vett yesterday fell into
the water which surrounds bis bouse.
It was only 4 years old, and getting into tbe
gallery stepped into water beyond its depth.
The mother, w bo. of course, could not swim,
screamed, but no oue came to tbe rescue, A
from the flood in the bous plunged into the
water, and prizing the child s clothes in its
teeth, swam with it to the porch, win re its
mother receive.! it not much the worse for
the ducking. That dog is the htro of Ar
Remarkable Itlvorre Case.
Saw Fraxcisco. CaL, April i Charles F.
Oalser, of this city, bas lieen sued by his own
sister, Rosa, for divorce and alimony. He
tells a strange story. He says that in IStfS
he learned that bis sister was in a delicate
condition, and, as both were comparative
strangers in 'Frisco, to hide her tdiame he
passed himself oh as ber husband, and tbey
have been so recoenized since l.v thei
bors. Recently she began to drink heavilv.
and, on his threatening to leave ber. broueht
Twins for a Gorilla Mother.
Londos, April 5. The attaches of tha
Zoo were in a llutter yesterday over the
birth of twins te tbe female gorilla, whose
ebullitions of bad temper are a constant
menace to those who are comnel'ed to at
tend her. The chief importance which at
taches to tbe arrival of these hideous babes
is the fact that ther ant t.h tint r th.i'.
species ever born in England.
The Cerneau Kit Litigation.
Minneapolis. Minn.. April 5. A sneeial
to The Tribune from Cedar Rapids, Ia.,
save: In the famous Prnnin Rnft-isK rit.
case against tbe Grand lodge of Iowa, Judge
Preston has overruled a motion of the de
fense to throw it out of court on the alleged
ground that the court had no Jurisdiction
in the matter, tbe Cerneau Scottish rite not
being an incorporated body. The Cerneau
consider this a decisive victory.
Horace nreeley'e letters Darned.
CHAPPAQCA. N. Y Am-il .1 Misa a.
brielle GreeleT savs that in the dKhrnH.iMi
of the Greeley homestead Thursday, several
u-uukb iuii or ner lainer'a papers were
burned, including all of th lattara kik
Mr. Greeley received from his friends and
political allies daring the war and tha days
of his straggle for the presidency.
Brad Biros Keg-ro Miners.
PlTTBBCHO. April 5. There arrived fpnm
Halifax county. North Carolina, veaterdav
more than seventy colored persons, includ-
ut am, wanan ana cnuaren. They were
taken to McDonald station who k.
"Vigo to work in the mines of W. p. Rend
& CO. ; ,. , . .
OF THE SPRING SEASON. 1890.
EVER OFFEUED IN THE TRI-CITlES, .
A.T POPULAR PRICES,
Ia always to be found at
Robt. Kiause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
tgfWhich are good Fitters
Started a New i'mei en.-e.
Pes Moixe-j, U , Apr.l .S lii:, p 11
man, who was refused ivniiis on t.i preside
at the Kvangeiical conferen -e TUms Hy, or-
itaniieed oue of bi own yesterday with a few
I edherenta. J. F. Yerger was elected preid
ing elder, and represeutatives were ch.in to
attend the general buai-d if ic.i,i..iw xftr
some other business the conference adjourned
to meet at Anita iu April, IsWi. Tne regu
lar conference went right on with its busi
ness as if Bishop Bowman had not existed.
Klg Sale of Jersey Cattle.
Dknvkr, Colo., Aprils. H. N. McKinley,
of the firm of Ayer, McKinley & Co., of
Philadelphia, yesterday purchased the Rich
toff herd of liW head of St. Lambert Jersej s
for tl,000 cash. Tbe herd will be shipped
Tbe Csar He Leads a Happy Life.
St. Pktersbcro, April 5. The police at
Gatschiua have discovered explosives ou
tbe grounds of the palace. The imperial
family have abandoned their departure, and
will finish the lent-n season her.;.
The Rou Roomer shot In the Lee
Oklahoma Citt, April 5. Capt W. L.
Couch, the leader of the Oklahoma boomers,
was shot yesterday afternoon by J. C.Ad
ams. Tbe bullet entered the left leg just be
low tbe knee, and came out iu front. lVth
one in front were broken, and though
amputation of the limb may not lie neces
sary, tbe captain is crippled for life. K..w
over a land claim.
In Fnll Cry on tha Trail of Horsethievee.
DtsTin, CoL, April 5 A Cheyenne
(Wyo.) special says: All of the northern
sheriff's are at full cry on th trail of a des
perate gang of wiio.osale borsethieves. Tha
free-hooters finding themselves closely pur
sued, cut the telegraph wires. Thj tlmves
have by this time reached Montana with iiJu
head of Wyoming horses.
Itepnblicans Indorse a Itoroucrntm Ticket.
Dl'BigiE. Ia.. April 5 The Republican
oity convention yesterdy indorsi the Dem
ocratic nominees, and adopted a resolution
in favor of repealing the present prohibition
law and tbe adoption of a ju licious license
Will Flood the MLie.
Shamokik, Pa., April 5. The Cameron
mine, wi b its -.5 miles of gall-t i ; ., Jl be
flooded, the fire having got heyot.d control.
Damage to the amount of tlOO.Ouu aud the
loss of a year's time is tbe result.
The Weather We May Expert.
Vashiotoj Citt. April 5. -The foil w.
ins are tha weather indications for thirly-wix
hours from 11p.m. yesterday: For Ind'ana, Illi
nois. Michigan, and Wisconsin-Fair, warmer
weather; variable winds, beco t ing southerly.
For Iowa-Fair, warmer weather; scutherly
Chicago, April 4. -All tbe exchanges
throughout the country were closed on Good
Friday and no quotations were given out
Ail U not gold that glitter.
c T&le powoer nerer vans. Amarrelof parity
strength and wheiesoauwea. More economica'
taaa the onUaary klaee, a4 cannot be mold i.
eesapevtioa wtta Um maHitadt of low test, short
wslgat alma or prphosphate powders. 8l4ol
tmcam. BoTafc Kiuxe Powdeb Oo km Wall
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
received of Stabley & Co., a shipment of their
1622 SEOOlsTID .VEISTTJE.
JB. BIRKENF JELI),
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll riis-i., B..js' Express Wagons. Rise Bills and Bats, Rubier Balig, etc.
Also a full 11 e or
SC HOOL BOOK3 AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Wiitinif I'sper. Tablet. Ink, Mares.' Lead and Slste Pencil?, Etc.
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The 1 .teM .l. sitrn of the long serirs of ALADDIN Stoves. This la beautiful in
its omamenunnn. novel in many f its features-is bound to . m S
lm,wXhMMV9,uimixSM1m aft.r e. .-iUK it you vol!
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS Tl h has been
so popular that it .. being copUsI as fsr aa they dare y unscrupulous part?'. Tut
--" "" " ' as oiuer
Cor. Third avenue
-J". W. lTOHSTIES-
Oeslcr In New and
Second Hand Goods
The hlghes orlce paid for g.wds of snv kind.
Steam Cracker Bakery,
M AHTJFA CTTTRXB OF C&aCKEBS AD BISCUITS.
A f-V jour Grocer for them. They are beet
Ur Specialties; The Chritty "0T8TIB" and tbe Chriety WAFER."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
1 J. SMITH & SON,
And Japanese Mattings.
compare largi st stock of Carpetioi e, Mattink and
g WEST OP CHICAGO.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 187 Wert Third 8treet, Opp. Muonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
Avenue, Dealer in
tiesirauie goods. Hardware, etc.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
and Twentieth St., Rock Island
Will trade, s -U or bay anything.
No. 1612 Secocd Avenue.