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THE HOCK ISLAND AHGUS, MONDAY. API1IL 14 1S90.
THE DAILY AHGUS
JOHN W. POTT EX.
Monday, April 14. 18U0.
THE FIREMEN'S N1GIIT.
Am Attractive and Illuminated Pre)-
eesaton Matorday F.venlno The
The streets down town were a moving
mass of people on the occasion of the
firemen's illuminated parade under tbe
auspices of the Rock Island Industrial
Home association Saturday night. AD
along Second and Third avenues and
Market square crowds assembled to wit
ness tbe pageant, and the outpouring of
the populace was such as the Argus
hopes will be characteristic of every
Saturday night in the city after the street
paving is done and sidewalk improve
ments are completed, and the new business
blocks are erected. Apropos of this sub
ject, a plan is in contemplation, and is
likely to be consummated which provides
for a series of merchants' Saturday night
subscription concerts during the summer,
the idea being to erect an artistic band
stand with weigbmaster's quarters com
bined on Market square and engaae which
either one of our local bands will be cons
sidernte enough of the citj's welfare to
do it st moderate rates, to Rive a concert
of an hour and a half or two hours each
S tturday night, and divide time lietween
Spencer square ard Market pquarc.
Saturday night demons' rated the ad
vantage to the city and to the business
men of getting our people down town,
and all who visited the business thor
oughfares for the time felt well repaid
for tbe trouble. The firemen and labor
societies formed on Market square under
the marshulship of Mr. J. W. Cavanaugb,
chairman of the executive committee of
the Industrial Home association . Tbe
police patrol wagon and the various ap
paratus' of the firemen were guily. and
brilliantly decorated Kith Japanese lan
terns, while the members of tbe several
societies carried lanterns pendant from
poles. The column was made up in tbe
Police rtnil wacon, In chirce of Mirhnl Mil
ler, Deputy Msmhsl linn awl Officers
KreiiK r ami Mtiliieen.
Labor sorieties on foot.
. Biehl' Band.
Mulliie firemen on foot.
tiollv hone wiL'oti.
Phoenix lwte waeon.
Wideawake Hook anil Laoiler truck.
'rauk)iu boe cart.
The line of march was over tbe
following streets: Third avenue east
to Twentieth, north to Second, west to Six
teenth street, south to Third avenue, and
thence to lhe armory. Beautiful colored
lights were burned in front of Thomas'
drug store and other points, while lights
from the store windows shown out
brightly on the long rooescinn as it
An entertaining evwiing followed at
the armory, and the industrial exhibit.
which was witnessed by so many last
week, will be continued through the
present week, the Rock Island gymnasts
in parlor featr being the attraction to
Marquis T en,', ti e well-known (.Tines
li.l.mi;i:. is den. I, ;u; mI 4'.'.
Tiw general aviT.i;.' ! th -Etst In. linn
W hent rrop is r.'ioi t ! ut 1,7 jH;- rvnt.
Nimtfel f.ver i m'nig in Union cnuntT.
Ky . nml a sror of rl.ilWrt.-ii have dial. Tue
county is in n piu.ic.
While hiiiilin; neir Cherokee, la., Satur
day K-iynor l!urroui;hs, ng yi 13 your, acci
dentally shot aud killed himself.
Fatlir F. C J.ien, who has for sometime
been suing the Roman Catholic Kisliop Hou-iiessej-,
of Duliiiqiitj, for $10m,)U, is ilt-aii.
The annexationists of Windsor. Canada,
will try to run lluyor White, of that city,
for parliament on a straight annexationist
By tlie seating of R"pub!irnn contestants
for s-ents in th: present concrs tho Repub
lican majority bits;iie-ii mrreiiseJ from eight
Caj.t J. A. T. Hull, of the I.nva Seventh
district, is in training to contest with Rep
resentative Cinder h nomination 'or con
gress in that district.
Senator Ivlri.miis mi. I family left Wash
ington City Nutur.lny for Virginia Beach,
to remain an indetinite time. Senutor Ed
munds is In I n I health.
Roman Cntljo)i' s of Miiuitolm, British
America, Hiy they wiil ignore tbi law re
cently passi d. bholwldn s -iMinite A hools,
and light it in the courts.
The reiHirt that ex-Mavor C irtiT Hurri
on, of t'leeu.;o. Is to wee I Miss lion, of that
city, is p ii lively i.?ui.-.l ly tiiosi who know
what they are talking ulwut.
The Ci'fVi-Pitid, O., poli;' do not leliev
Mmil'jtul K i n's story of ah luction, but
Mun Maud s?iel:i flrml v to her account of
th allie 1 mitrau. N.mlu yet to the ab
The N'.-w York (Jrand Army has i-Hiietl an
address to the O. A. K in n i-r timt state,
asking them to olM-rvif .Atni (Jen.
Grant's tiirthday. I y siilfier.liMi.; to lhe fund
for his momum-nt in N Yrk niv.
.loies Or.lwuy, tlm millionaire iunitier
dealT mid ii,it i!i ;r, ,. i. en,,-. Falls, ?J.
Y., die 1 Sittui'iiuy. Me w n on i h ; great
stockholders in the Mor iu i,iiMiler com
paiiT Hint the tle,'s lol.s 1" r mils
Alex H. Irviu, of (in.o 11. ex inenilier
of the Illinois u-'-imiii .1: . . . .: ! or the
Chester peniUn'ia: y, an i v. ! i. U i ; rher
ofilees, die 1 at Ins lumie .- u:i i.i . o : .:i .i vsi-.
Ha w.is year o.il, mi.t u im m ni'iit
Jack Iirn-ati his bieu nrru.tjl .' l.-ad
vine ior KTtin tire to liie I'HUi'-e oi i ash-
lon in that plai-e, and fleitroyin tie.- Win I
sor hotel, in lltti Oii:i inati v,ms buruet to
death in thj houd. broirun sai l h tlru.l the
buiiding to gut up a coute-t la-twuen rival
Was Myrtle Hill, a schoolmistress of
country school near Ellsworth. Kan., was
topped on her way to school Friduy ani
robbed by a tramp. Upon reaching her
school two nviRTon assnulteii Iior and finding
nothing to rob her of beat her cruelly.
breaking several of her ribs. Tho lynchers
are abroad in that region.
HATED HER EVEN IN DEATH.
A Detroit Man Kill III Wife and Tliea
Hkiirs Hltnaelf with a Ntrap.
Detroit. Mich., April U Alexander
Cuddy, k years old, was found banging
lifelere from a ruftor by his win yesterday
morning. At his feet lay his wife, a hand
some woman of 3d. her sk-jU crushed, and
her body g ashen and bruised by blows from
an ax.. Mr. and Mrs Cuddy bail been mar
ried two years, and for months had quar
reled violetily. W he i Fred Cuddy, the old
man's son, came down-stairs yesterday morn
ing the house was empty, but in a wood
shed In the rear th old man's body was
winging ut the end of a heavy strap. The
mangled body of his wife lay almost beneath
his Xeut. A lettur left by Cuddy sei forth
that his wife had been cruel and unfaithful,
but that she had more especially given him
trouble by her slovenliness. He begged that
bis body should not be burled near hers.
The model husbands are the men who
RANDALL IS DEAD.
The Great Democratic Leader
Receives the Summons.
HE PASSES EEOM LABOR UNTO BEST
Eternal Meep "Knits Vp the Baveled
Sleave of Care" for THm, an it Writes
"Finis" to the Record of His Life
With Duty Well Done He Departs
from the Councils of Men, I-eaving a
Spotless Reputation for His Country
Washington City, April 14 Congress
man Samuel J. Randall died at 5:10 o'clock
yesterday morning of internal cancer after
a long and painful illness. He was sur
rounded by his family his devoted wife
children, his daugh
ters, Mrs. Lancas
ter and Susie Ran
dall, and his ton
Samuel in his last
moment. Mr. Ran
dall came to Wash
ington early in last
November a sick
man, but with
hopes of improve-
samvel J. randalu uieut. He expect
ed to be able to take his seat in the house
when congress met in I.sxmber. But when
cengress convened lie was unable to leave
. Sworn in at Home.
Subsequently tho oath of ofliee as a repre
sentative was administered at his resilience
by Speaker Reed, nu 1 Mr. Randall was made
a member of the committees on ruleo and
appropriations the two important commit
tees he had served in for so many years. Mr.
Randall tbMi hoped to lie able to take bis
seat and participate actively iu the affairs of
the house at the conclusion of the holiday
recess, but tbe dreaded and fatal malady
from which he suffered slowly but surely
made inroads on his strength, and each
month as it passe-1 found him weaker.
Consulted in the Sick Room.
Mr. Carlisle, his associate on the commit
tee on rules, nnd the Democratic members
of the appropriations committee and other
Democratic members culled frequently at
Mr. Randall's home, to consult him about
party matters and committee work. Some
of them who called occasionally, but regu
larly, noticed that Mr. Randall was slowly
failing physically, although mentally be was
as acuto and vigorous as ever, and for the
past two inoi ths they felt that he would
never leave las house alive. During the last
few weeks of his life he suffered very much
at times, an J be had become greatly ema
ciated. His Last Look for His Wife.
His devoted wife and children were untir
ing in their attentions all through his sick
ness, and his friends in congress (and he bad
a host of them of both political faiths) con
tributed much toward his comfort by fre
quent friendly vlsiu. During his last hours
his wife and family were constantly at his
bsdside. Mr. Ramla 1 was unonscious at
times during the lust day or two of his life,
nnd was speechless toward the end. To
Mrs. Randall he smiled a last fond look of
recognition a half hour before his death.
Arrangement for the Funeral.
Mr. Randall's funeral will take place here
on Thursday morning. The arrangements
for the funeral will be iu charge of the con
gressional committee. Mrs. Randall prefers
that the services lie held in the Metropoli
tan I'resbyteriaT church, of which Mr. Ran
dall was a member, and not in the house of
representatives. After the funeral services
the funeral iarty will take a special train
over tho I'enusylvauia railroad to Philadel
phia, where the interment will take place
iu the R ind til family vault in Laurel Hill
THE GREAT COMMONER'S CAREER.
Samuel Jarkson Randall's Life and Pub
lic Services, Briefly Sketched.
Samuel Jackson Randall was born in Phil
adelphia Oct. li), isjs, and his career through
life justifies the assertion that ho was a born
statesman. He received a gool academic
education, and pursued his studies with the
intention of devoting his life to mercantile
pursuits. After he hud finished his studies,
he obtained a position in the counting-room
of a mercantile establishment, but in a short
time his work becamo irksome, and he con
ceived a distaste for the duties of a mer
chant His father, tbe late Josiah Randall,
was one of the active Democrats of Phila
delphia, and ho inspired his son with a de
Bire to enter political life, which feeling in
creased in intensity as he attended conven
tions and meetings, until he finally adopted
it as the calling most suited to his taste.
Nearly Thirty Years In Congress.
Though Mr. Randall had barely passed
the prime of life, yet he had spent nearly
tuirty years in continuous service in the
house of representatives. His collengue
from Philadelphia, the late Judge Kelley,
al jue of all the members of the present
house served longer, although another col
league, Mr. O'Neii took his s-at in lSi;: with
Mr. Randall. The story of the life of this
great citizeti is contained, therefore, in the
record of congress from the dark days of the
war, when ho was hrst elected, until the
present time. In this work his life was al
sorbed. For twenty-eight years he gave his
labors without a single abstracting pursuit,
to national legislation. That was the busi
ness of his life, and no other employment
could tempt him to abandon It, notwith
standing the rewards of a commercial life
would havi been far greater ia a financial
sense thau those of the career which he
There Were Giants In Those Days.
He entered congress when 3-oung, and
found the Republicans in control with
many men of great ability on their side. In
this group were statesmen who afterward
became chief among history-makers one of
them was chosen president, another was
nominated for tbe presidency, but was de
feated; three others were candidates for
that nomination by the Republicans, and
two others were leading candidates for the
Democratic nomination; one was a candi
date for vice president upon the ticket with
McClellau, while a number of his early as
sociates in congress afterward served in
different cabinets and in the senate. Mr.
Randiill was not a lawyer. His preliminary
education in political matters was obtained
In a term in the city council of Philadel
phia, and as a member of the state senate.
His first election to congress was as a mem
ber of tbe the Thirty -eighth, In 186i
Loyal to the Union of States.
When tbe civil war broke out he took
strong grounds in favor of the maintenance
of tbe union, and while he differed with the
administration on many points of method,
he was one of the most steadfast supporters
of an undivided country to tbe end. He was
at that time a member of the First troop,
Philadelphia city cavalry, and volunteered
witb his command under President Lin
coln's fli-st call for troops, and served tbe
ninety days. At his own request . r. Ran
dall became a member of the committee on
banking and curroncy at the beginning of
his second term. As a member of that com
mittee he steadily opposed all legislation
looking to tho repudiation of tbe war debt,
and introduced a resolution declaring that
every cent, principal and Interest of the
debt, and every obligation of the govern
ment should bo paid according to their
temrs. He also opposed the proposition to
force the government to pay tbe rebel war
debt, and his action upon these two proposi
tions brought him conspicuously before the
country and placed him among the Demo
cratic leaders of the day.
Elevated to the Speaker's Chair.
The first time the Democrats gained con
trol of the lor house after the war, Mr.
Randall's Same was urged by his friends for
speaker, a position for which he was the best
equipped man in the party; but the caucus
decided in favor of Kerr of Indiana, and
Randall had to wait untU 1878,ata time
when firmness and familiarity with tie rules
was an absolute necessity. It was fortunate
for the country that a man of Raidall's
ability held the gavel, for sUortly aftr tak
ing the seat the most trying and delica e time
in the career probably of any one wl o ever
occupied the chair was precipitated t y the
contested presidential election of IS.'!. He
added to his reputation for fairness and jus
tice during the excited period of tbe elt ctoral
commission. There was no hesitation in his
rulings; they were prompt, and the iron will
of the man was never more thoroughly tested
than at that perilous pario I; aud it sto. d the
Could Choke Oft Obstruction.
This memorable dispute excited congress
to a condition bordering on fury, and al
most brought the country '.o the verge of
another civil war. Suspicion was so keen
that ordinary parliamentary courtesy to a
political opponent was the cause of tevere
party criticism, and for the last mom h of
the session the speaker had to exert a. I his
ability, aud strain to the utmost his inflaonce
with his party to steer the ship of state safe
ly. Through that exciting ordeal he passed
with pronounced success, expediting in a
narked degree the settlement of the vexed
question which agitated the country. While
he could filibuster when necessary to defeat
a bill he consider 3d vjry bad, he was quite
asablo to chok off obstruct on when the
country was in peril from it. As speaker he
was not tender in the administration f his
ofllce. He was a commander, and rule 1 the
house with a heavy hand. While ho was
thoroughly conversant witb the ru'es, and
always judicial in his decisions, he frequent
ly denounced in vigorous and emphatic lan
guage the unruly behavior of som of the
members. He was a leader iu the chai r as
well as on the floor, and when he gruspeti
the gavel he wielded a rod of iron.
Other Services In Congress.
Mr. Randall held tbe gavel until Mnrch,
1&81, when the Republicans obtained con
trol again, and later, when his party friends
were in the majority, he was set aside and
Carlisle choseu. This was principally on
account of Randall's stand on the ta -ilT.
He was a protectionist and his views ou this
question gradually alienate 1 him from the
majority of his party, both state and na
tional; and although no man impeached his
fidelity or sincerity to the principles of lent
ocracy, yet thW separation from bis asso
ciates bal unioubted greatly weighed upon
his mind, and added to the other drains
upon his physical system. Ha srved in
turn on all tha important eommittes, bu, it
was as chairman of the appropriations com
mittee that he was best known and in the
strictest sense th i dominating power in his
party in congress. He was thoroughly fa
miliar with all the details of tbe business of
that committee and bis word was tho law.
An Absolutely Honest Man.
During the whole of his service in congress
no one ever imputed to Samuel J. Rand ill,
in the slightest degree, dishonor. His in
tegrity was impregnable. He died po r,
lived modestly witliin bis income, wh eh
was little more than his salary as repress it
ative, and devoted himself to tbe work to
which ha was elected. He spent little at
elections, and insisted on b -aring his own
expanses in that line, refusing conrributk ns
of Irion Is and returning thosi sent bina,
notwithstanding that tue expenses neo-s-sari
y incident to a political ca npaign were
a heavy drain on his meagre purse. Tiie
lobby could do nothing with him. A lawyer,
who was his bosom friend, tel.s that he car
ried $10,000 iu bis pocket for months, having
undertaken to gi.'e it to Randall as a retainer
in behalf of a certain corporation, but could
never muster the courage to give it to hint,
or even broach the subject.
Xrew the Line at the Beginning.
On oue occasion a wealthy blanket man l
facturer, knowing that Randall was a veiy
poor man, and having a very profound a 1
miration for him, sent him a check for $30 ,
saying that as an old friend and constituent
be believed it his duty aud privilege to mat
this subscription to help pay his election ex
penses. The check was promptly returned
with a letter so curt that it would have mot
tally offended the one who did not make a -lowance
for Randall's uilirmity of temper i l
this respect. When nske 1 otic if he did not
carry his in I pendenc; or iiidtir -rence iu
such matters to an exlivine, he rep. led: "No;
there is no middle ground in such matters.
I draw the line at the lieginnirig."
Characteristics ami llnhits of Life.
One of Mr. Uaudair.s characteristics wa
bis freedom from wlmt is called '"nexjt ism."
Though loyal to his friends, he would neve!
assist a rel Uiv.! to ofticc, and despised ait
one who did. Not even his own brother
could obtain a word of recommendation
from him. ilewusim in lefatigahte worker
and had the faculty of application to a re
markable dear s'. In work he was method
ical, but colilu drop the thread of one sub
ject at a moment's notice and pick it up
again later with wonderful facility. He
worked at the Capitol and ut home, fre
quently taking great bund! of papers to
his home to busy himself with during the
evening. He hud fev amusement or recre
ations. He was devoted to his wife, who is
a daughter of the late Gen Ward. She is
of a retiring disposition an i iu social mat
ters she ruled her husband.
He was retiivnt to u degree. The corre
spondent who tried to pump K m hill had a
dry time. After President Cleveland out
outliued his message to Mr. Randall ut the
famous Oak View conference, he was asked
what be knew about it, an 1 rnplied: ''I did
hear that they got as far as tree whisky."
He refused to give a correspondent an out
line of his life when his name was men
tioned for the presidency, saying that all
worth knowing would be found in the con
gressional directory. Turning to that tbe
correspondent found that there were less
than 100 words of it. His popularity where
b- wafri'ell known is shown In the fuct that
be was regularly returned to congress from
a Philadelphia district which as regularly
voted itcpubiicaii ou all stat e issues.
INGALLS WANTS THE EARTH.
He Oealrcs Room on the Continent to
Give the Itepublln m Chance.
New Yokk, April 14. Senator Iugalls has
been interviewed by a World correspondent.
After giving his views of the Democracy
which it goes without saying were not com
plimentary he said Cleveland wa? sure of
renominating and then was asked: "What is
your idea, senator, of a definite American
"The American policy should have for its
object tbe unification of the continent.
Tbe Po.ar sea should be the north
ern bouialary of the republic and
tbe southern boundary should be tbe
interoceanic canal. Look at the existing
conditions. We have practically reached
the limit of our agricultural domain. We
are approaching that period spoken of by
Macau ley as dangerous to republican insti
tutions when tbe vast migrations to these
undeveloried regions will have cease 1, and
when tbe artisans and toiling masses con
centrated in tbe large cities wiil have no
outlet for their surplus numbers and no de
mand for their labor.
A Western and Southern Alliance.
"The interests of the west and south are
Identical, and tbey should be'unifled. Their
alliance upon all matters affecting their
natural welfare is inevitable. If they coal
esce thy will be invincible. We shall hold
the purse and wield the sword of the nation,
and we shall use them, not for oppression,
but for justice. Tbe ultimate coal
ition of all the political forces of
this section is inevitable. Tbe west will
then secure its emancipation from the con
trol of the Atlantic seaboard. This Is one
of the events of tbe near future. We will
then treat these Atlantic and Pacific ap
pendages with justice in fact, I might say
with more justice than they have hitherto
shown to us."
As to President Harrison the senator
thinks his mistake was trying to enforce tbe
civil service law, which was also Cleve
land's mistake. However ha thought the
president would grew in public favor.
Opinion on the Pan-American Congress.
LONDON, April 14 The Observer, in a
leading editorial, says it is evident from the
proceedings at the Washington conference
that the time is not yet ripe for Pan-Americanism.
The meagreness of the capital in
vested in South America by citizens of the
United States, as compared with European
investments there, ia pointed out as one rea
son for the alleged failure of tbe conference
to reach satisfactory or valuabU results.
TILE -DAY-OP DOOM.
To-Day Set Apart for a Grand
THREE GREAT CITIES THE VICTIMS.
Gruesome Predictions of a Band of Cali
fornia Crank. Who Have Flown to the
Mountains Chicago, Milwaukee, and
San 1'ranc lsco To Be ngulphed by a
Tidal Wave Prepared for the Worst.
San Francisco, April 14. There is a sect
of fanatics in this city, calling themselves
"Doom-Sealers," and for some weeks they
have lieen predicting that tbe destruction of
this city, Chicago and Milwaukee by tidal
waves is at hand. After figuring the matter
up to their own satisfaction tbey came to
the conclusion that the date A the cat
astrophe was April 14 to-.lay nod began
making preparations to stand from under.
Their leaders are one Krickson and the cele
brated Mrs. Woodworth, and although
many of their followers have lef t Oaklaud
and Alameda, there are many left behind
who wuit tho dread day with fear and
trembling. There are people who dislike to
incur the ridicule of fleeingtothe mountains
or who were restrained by property inter
ests, who half believe ifi tin threatened
doom, and they will draw a deep breath of
relief wlun to-day pussts without au earth
quake or tidal wave.
Looking for a Clop of Insanity.
In the colony of doom-sealers back of Oak
land, among the hills, yesterday was spent
in prayer, and there were nmni testations of
what is eilied '"the power," subjects going
into a rigid cataleptic uta e nnd d. -sending
their visions when they emerged. All wore
deeply exi ite I looks, an 1 physicians who
have wa cited their p-rformanc s during
the last few days declare that tha result of
th) singular movement will be a large crop
of insauity cases, as the reaction from this
intense nervous strain will unseat many
Hunting High Ground.
At St. Helena the doom-sealers became
alarmed because they had not reached high
enough ground, and the majority moved
Saturday to Crystal Springs and Howell
mountains, w hich are several hundred feet
above the valley. A hunted look is on their
faces and they buy only what is wanted
from day to day. Their special prophet,
Johnson, said yesterday to an unbeliever:
"You peopla think us canting fools. The
time is short, and the lissson you will learn
will be as a thunderbolt from heaven."
Might Ite Mistaken In the Date.
Ho was asked: 'Do you believe with Mrs.
Woodworth in the tidal wave business?"
'I tielive Mrs. Woodworth is serving God,
and 1 believe she has had divine inspiration.
Her heart is with the Ixrd, and she is filled
with the jKiwer of the Holy (ihost."
You and your people will r.-turn to Oak
land if this event is a faiiuref
"And what will your feeling betlienf
"Kither that t he date has been misunder
stood or that the good God has willed other
wise." Will Have a l'lciilc. Anyway.
A speeifil from Santa Riisa says that the
fait ht ul there are making active prepara
tions for the tidal wave. Bttween twenty
five nu 1 thirty of the doom-sealers fled to
Taylor mountain, two miles southeast of
town, yesterday morning, and Carringten,
the lender of the local believers made ar
rangements yesterday to move to higher
ground, w th 100 of bis followers, early this
morning. "We are going upon the moun
tain," said Carrington, "to have a religious
picnic anyway, and if tho wave does not
come we will have lost nothing by a day's ab
sence from busiuess and may gain much
in spiritual hli-ssednes.
Kifty lct Above the Hunger Line.
"Our camp is ninely-four feet above the
level of the vailey, and as the wave is to be
only forty feet in height we have nothing
to fear." John S. Taylor, owner of the
mountain to which the people have Q si, re
fused to make a charge for the privilege of
worshiping God, and defying the devil on
the green slop's of his mountain. Taylor has
had much quiet amusement in encouraging
the dolusions of Mrs. Woodworth'g dupes.
Parson Overton, of the holiness band, says
little, but it is plain he is nervous. He will
probably go with friends to Taylor moun
tain. Krirkson in the Asylum.
A tele; ram fratn Stockton says that Pro
; bet Erickson, who is in the insane asylum
hare, has grown wilder aa the day of doom
approaches. He raves about the destruction
that will fall on unbelievers, and the phy
r.ician thinks there is small hoe ut his re
covery. Ho was vUtti by a small banb of
disciples Saturday, utt l impressed on them
the inipoi taiiee of getting into liih moun
tains before to-dav.
Die ltihle in Wisronsin Schools.
Oshkosh, Wis., April 14. According to
the statement of one of the judges of the
state supreme court, the Bible can lie read
iu the public schools of Wisconsin, notwith
standing the recent decision of the supreme
court in the celebrated K Igerton case. In a
letter to President A lime, of the normal
school, one of the judges says that the de
cision iu the Edgerton case related to the
reading of the liible only us a school text
book, and that if it was read in any other
manner thnn as such text-hook the reading
of tho same was lawful and proiter.
Under this opinion President Albee will
continue to read the liible ut the 0iening of
the schools, and other schools' will follow his
The Itoiugs In Congress.
Washington Citv, April 14. The senate
Saturduy put in the time passing bills, and
a number were put through, the most im
portant of which were the following: ju
creasing the pension for deafness to $40 per
month; transferring the weather burcuu to
-ho agricultural department, but leuijng
v.be signal corps stiil with the war epart
inent. The weather bureau is to consist of
Mich civilian employes ns congress may pio
vide for. .Most of tha bills were of local im
)ortunee. After a brijf secret session the
The house considered the contest of Wad-
till vs. Wise, and after a discussion seated
Waddill i:i4 to PJOand the latter was
sworn in. Eulogies on the late Representa
tive Laird, of Nebraska, took up tbe re
mainder of tho se fci.in.
A Kail way Strike Kmled.
Cairo, 111., April 14. Freight trains are
r inning again on the Mobile and Ohio road
n rth, after a blockade lasting three days.
A settlement was arrived at Saturday
n orning at 9 o'clock between the striking
fi eight braketnen and General Manager
Clark, by which the men aro paid 2 04 cents
por niilo and pay for extra time over twelve
II I E Stakes fur Trotters.
Springfield, Mass., April 14. The Hamp
den Park Trotting association has organ
ized with subscribers for a purse fund of
$25,000. The president is L. J. Powers. The
association has voted to offer special stakes
of 1 13,000 ?5,000 for the 2:22 trotting class,
$5 .000 for the 2:'4 trotters, and $3,000 for
Confessed a Horrible Murder.
Copenhagen, April 14 A prominent
sot p manufacturer of this city named Phil
ipsan, was arrested Friday for complicity in
fraudulent insurances. Saturday he con
fer ed that he strangled a clerk named
Meyer, who has been missing since Jan. 7,
and shipped his body to America in a pack
The Chicago Carpenters' Strike.
CllCACiO, April 14. At a meeting of the
new organization of Boss carpenters Satur
day night a committee of five was appointed
to t rbitrate with the striking carpenters'
cou acil, and a special nieetiug ordered for
Mo iday night to receive the report of the
Death of a Kaval Surgeon.
Kit Wert, Flo., April 14. Surgeon Rufus
McCarthy, of the United States man-of-war
Yat tic, died of pneumonia on board that
vess it Saturday, tie was 28 years old, and
was born in Detroit, Mich. His body will
be e nbalmed and tent home for interment.
Fatal Disaster on the River at
HALF A DOZEN PEOPLE MISSINa.
A Captain's Carelessness Causes a Ter
rlble Accident A Boat's Cabin Swept
Off and Fourteen Persons "Go Into the
IMver Two Deadly Collisions on the
Pennsylvania Railway Fall of a Bridge
In Missouri On Fire In the Lake.
East Saginaw, Micb., April 14. A dozen
passengers were killed or badly injured by a
pilot's carelessness on the Saginaw river yes
terday. Tbe steamer Handy Boy, with a
large number of passengers on board, left
here yesterday afternoon for Bay City. The
captain went below to collect fares and left
the wheel in tha hands of his fireman, Ed
ward Trump. High water has made tbe
current in the river unusually rapid, and as
tbe boat swung toward the Flint and Pere
Marquette bridge. Trump lost control of the
wheel and the lcat beaded directly for a low
span in the center of the bridge. Those on
the boat saw their danger, but not until the
bridge had been almost reached.
The Whole Cabin Swept Off.
The boat struck the iron girders and
passed partly under, the force of the blow
sweeping the upper dis?k, cabin and passen
gers into the river. Passengers below deck
escaped with more or less serious injury.but
it least six who were above were drowned,
or were killed by tho collision. Several
iied iu the wreckage iu sight of those an
ihore. At l.-ast fourteen were thrown into
tbe river. Only seven wore rescued. Among
tbe missing are Miss May Uaight, aged 22,
and Mrs. Catheriue Kevins, mother of Rev.
Father Nevius, of Bay City; Joseph Cassi
day, of Bay City; young man, name un
known: two women, names not known.
Among the wounded are: David Bliss,
hurt by flying timbers; Fish, scalded;
D. T. Parker, scalded; Miss Delia Kock.taken
out of water unconscious; I. W. Thompson,
severely tcalded : R. W. Rege. scalded,
lhe Ulcers In Jail.
Capt Dolsun, who was in command, his
engineer, George Little, and Trump, the
man at the wheel, are in jail, charged with
criminal earelessties. The Handy Boy has a
carrying capacity of seventy-five passengers
and over sixty were on board when the acci
TWO FATAL COLLISIONS.
Koth on the Pennsylvania Road Two
Men Killed, Three Injured.
Thi. apkuhia, April 14. There were two
collisions on the Pennsylvania railroad
yesterday afternoon, two men being killed,
two seriously an 1 another badly injured.
The first occurred on the New York branch
near Ridga Avenue station, at about 2
o'clitck, where two freight trains collided by
reason of a wrong signal being displayed.
In this accident one engine was wrecked and
the engin er, Richard Koal, killed, all the
rest of the two crews escaping.
The Second Disaster.
A more serious wreck occurred three hours
later on the IH-laware extension of tbe Penn
sylvania railroad at Hamburg station, where
the fireman of oue engine was killed, the en
gineer was seriously and perhaps fatally
injured, oue brakeman was dangerously
hurt and another liadly injured, but will
probably recover. The t wo men who were
injured were taken to the Presbyterian hos
pital One, Hugh Joy, was unconscious,
and the other, Oeorge W. Simons, was only
half conscious. Joy suffered a fracture of
tbe skull, and his ankle was broken.
Lire in the Jersey Forests.
rLEASANTViLLK, N. J., April 14. A fire is
raging in the b avy pine timber near this
place. Large gangs of men have been sent
from here to endeavor to stay its march.
Many liarns and huts in the woods are said
to have lieen burned and considerable live
stock lost. The fire is said to have been
started by tramps
Over .TiK) acres of timberland has already
been I urned over, and the fire is still spread
ing. The damage thus far amounts to over
$50,00.). Some of the smaller farmers are
ruined, having lost buildings, cattle, horses,
pigs and iou!tiy. Tho whole region is
aroused, and the scene is one of great fear
and excitement. All the residents for miles
around are fighting the flames.
Hotel I'lanklnton Scorched.
Detroit, Mich., April 14 Fire last even
ing gutted the fourth and lifth floors of the
Hotel Plankintoa, nnd th.i lower floors of
the hotel were seriously damaged by water.
The fire was caused by the overturning of a
lamp by a cbamb -rmai I, who was seriously
but not fatally burned. All tba guests es
caped. I.OSS on furniture f.V),0tX), insurance
ilU.ttlO; on building $75,000, insurance $i!t),
UOO. Later. Antoinette Fabian, the cham
bermaid, was dangerously burned, her hair
all falling olT when she was taken to tbe
Took l ire and Sank.
Erie, Pa., April 14. The steam barge Che
nango took fire wheu otr Erie Friday night,
and now lies in four fathoms of water a
mile and three-quarters north of tha harbor
entrance. Upon luting discovered, the llfo
saviug crew went out to her, but her crew
was missinj;, and for a tinn it was believed
they were lost, but a telegram fruin Toledo
announces the arrival of the captain aud
crew there on the steamer Wunl, which
picked the men up after they had taken to
tbe boats. The Chenango cst f 0 1 OtM, and
was loudel with wheat.
Two Vessel in Distress.
Chicago, April 14 Alsmt midnight last
night the life savers here saw signals of dis
tress down the lake opjrftite Hyde Park.
The life-boat was put ou the wagon and
went down, but nothing could be seen or
beard of the vessel, which was a small
schooner with seveu or eight men aboard.
It is not known what liecamo of her. Short
ly afterward a steamer was seen in the same
direction, sending up signals of distress, but
she was far out in the lake, and her fate
could not be ascertained.
Wrecked and Her Crew Lost.
Jacksonville, Fia., April 11. The
schooner Ethel, hence for Nassau witb an
assorted cargo, was wrecked near Cape
Canaveral, aud tbe crew of five are probably
lost, namely: Capt. William D. Garvin, of
Jacksonville; Dennis Starr, and John Uib
son (colored); Gibson's wifa, who was acting
as cook, and a colored hoy named Cbarlid.
Capt. Garvin was an old sailor, and owned
A Water Tank's llatrons Fall.
Philadelphia, April 14. A 5,0J0-gallon
water tank, weighing, with It contents, over
twenty tons, crashed through the roof of
the Park theatre in thiscity yesterday after
noon, wrecking in its descent the paint
frame, some of the machinery, and about
one-half of the stage. The t mk v enl c ear
through to tbe cellar, whero everything
Twt St. Louis Men Killed.
Poplar BIwTjff, Mo., April 14. Tha mid
dle span of tbe new iron bridge which is be
ing built across Black river, fell yesterday,
carrying Thomas Brown aud James Ross, of
St Louis, down, and killing both. Their
bodies are still beneath tbe wreck at the'
bottom of the river. Th3 accident was
caused by tbe washouts of tbe past month.
Two Fatalities In Twenty-Four Boors. ,
Newark, N. J., April 11 Fred Lentx was
crushed to death yesterday while attempting
to jump from the elevator in Trefr's brewery
while the car was in motion. This is the
second fatal accident in this elevator within
twenty-four hours, Adolph Hinderer having
been killed by falling down the shaft Sa t
urday. Mrs. Geo. Orant Writing a Book.
Dew York, April 14. Mrs. Gen. Grant is
at work on a volume of memoirs of her hus
band. The book is promised for publication
in the fall
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-C1TIES,
A.T POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt, Kiause's Clothing Emporium,
, 115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
t5ir Which are good Fitters
THE S4.WTELLE MURDER.
Isaac SawtellR ConfV.i-H Hi Share in His
ICrot liter's Inline HIT.
Boston, April H. The tilotm )i11ls1k-
whnt it claims to l? a conf-sion hy I-jine
Sawtelle to liis eounsi-1 hi regard t the mur
der of his brother H:ram, for which crime
Isaac is now in jail at iKuvr, N. 11. lnac
says that he and Hiram's wife Cun.ir.-1 to
lure Hiram to an abandons! camp st Iet
anon. Me., where fca r.-3 to l-c held c-ijitive
by tho notorious lr. Wood, and l!n ex con
vict Jack (who hsv Icn s-u-je-tcd of con
nection with thn crime) until ho should re
linquish in writing all laim to his father's
!--) r (I Him to Ilia llratli.
Isaac d.-cpycl Hiram to Kochester, N. 11.,
and drove him to a Jxiint n. ar lylvtnou
camp, where he turned him over to Jack,
and knew nothing further until he received
word at Portland that it nad t-ii found
necessary to kill Hiram, and that every man
of the trio must look out for himself. The
murder was committed in Maine i.y Blood
and Jack, according to this ct.nf s.-n.ii. the
genuineness of which remains to estab
lished. Alger n the TresMrnry.
St. lii'is, April M li.-ii. Al-. r w
thisriiy Saturday and was nsUel:"
nlKut tho persistant at-s.h-in'ion of
name with tue nomination in lvrj. gei
"Oh. I tuuW all alxilit tliil ThK-
am a csndidat- fr prcsi I nl, .nid th
trip of mine is to worn n; my Uvim.
let me tell you that th4 p.Hpl- that say
things are the tne who have ii;t the
of tbe Orand Army at iiHnrr. That i
t zplaiiatiou of it. I am not in liti
am working for the lirand Army.
I am ut trying to boom myself."
A Wuit la Shepard's t luthinic.
Boston, April 14 U.x.rge Y. thepard,
of Los Angeles, CaL, was to have mari itd
Miss Christie McAskicl, at Vieth's hotel,
(Saturday night, but he did not appear, ard
the relatives and friends of tlie yjunc la. y
are now searching for Shepard and $ti0ij ol
Miss McAskicI's money, which he iuductd
her to place in his keeping.
Democrats Win iu Khudn Island.
Providence, R. L, April 14. The city
election Saturday for senator and eight rep
resentatives resulted in the election if
all the Democratic ticket except one
representative, by majorlnes ranin from
1M to 534 This insures t ho eiectinn of (iov
ernor Davis and the Democracy general offi
cers in grand committed.
A Regiment of Indians.
Washington Crrv, April 14. The secre
tary of war has und-ir consideration a plan
for raising a regiment in the regular army
which will be composed of Indian soldiers,
with Indian non-com missioned otfL-ers, and
the commissioned officers from tbe regular
The Servian postal department employes
bave struck against low wtges and long
oo art. and the mails are not forwarded.
Absol utely Pure.
This powder never varies. marvel of pnrltv
strength and wbolesomaeM. More economics'
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold ia
competition wlta the mnltitnds of low test, short
weight alum or prphospbate powders. SoUonlw
Aea. Botai. Baawa itwDB Co., 10 Wall
tiU, N, T
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
received of Stnbley & Co., a shipment of their
1622 SIECOHSTID -A-VEISTTJE.
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Furies. Boys' Express Wwfons, Base Balls and Bats, Rubber Bslls, etc.
Also a fall Hue of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writing Psper, Tablets, Iok. Slates. Lead and Slste Pencils, Etc.
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Uard (,al.
it, n-?1. 'U'8i?;D he ,0ng Vf ALADrI This is beautiful in
its ornamentation. nv 1 ,n many .f its features is hound lo a eHl M-lItr Be
sure and examine U.l8 stove and learn its good points for after bm in- it to.i will
buy nu ol her.
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS This has been
so popular that .1 is l.eins; copied as far as they dare or unscrupulous psrties. but
d.m t be v,ve.!-!. y the Round Oak-made h, P. D. Beckw ,h. I L the e.Vt
niton! f.-ir lL.pa tav.L A .1 1 . i - tiaw
" iv b iHurr
Cor. Third avenue
-jr. w. j-oisriEs-
Dealer In New and
Second Hand Goods
OF FVKKY DESOHIPTIOX.
The huhes prire i.sid for p.svis or anv kind. Will irs.le, s 11 or hay anything.
No. 1614 Serotd Avenue.
J". IsAl. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MANUFACTURES OF CRACKERS AUD BISCUITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. Tbey are best.
-Srclsliies; The Christy "0TSTER" and tbe Chriely "VAFKB."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
A. j. SMITH & SON,
And Japanese Mattings.
compare largi st stock of Carpetinr. Mattinf. and
WEST OP CHICAGO,
A.. J. SMITTH & SON,
125 tad 137 West Third Street Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
Avenue, Dealer in-
fusiriiftje ROlft, Hardware, tic.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
and Twentieth St., Rock Island