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THE HOOK ISLAND ARGUS. SATUBDAY. APKIL 19, 189Q.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
8atoroat, April 19. 1890.
Louisville at present is one of the
spectacular attractions of the country.
Thousands of strangers visit the city dai
ly to view the work of the cyclone.
The total receipts of the Paris theatres
last year were f6,500,000, an increase of
nearly $2,000,000 over 1888. The expo
sit ion is supposed to accoant for it.
A marriage broker is doing an excel
lent business in Bachmut. Russia. lie
carries an album full of photographs of
people of both sexes who would not mind
getting married. On each photograph
may be found details concerning the so
cil and financial standing of tte persons
During one of the snow stomas of the
past winter in the Rocky Mountains nine
teen engines were required for one train,
which was made up as follows: First a
snow plow, with nice engines behind it,
then a train of nine cars with another
five engines, and behind this five engines
with a gang of men to dig the train out,
should it get stuck.
Tbh numerous personal friends of ex
President Cleveland have become thor
oughly alarmed over the abnormal and
constantly increasing fat with which he
has been afflicted for man; years, but
especially since he has left Washington.
He has lately been gaining at the rate of
25 pounds a month, and this fresh fat
added to his already enormous propor
tions, has been smothering every vital
organ in his body. Sir. Clevelea 1, rcaliz
ing the seriousness of his case, has placed
himself under treatment, which it is ex
pected will reduce his avord-pois to a
comfortable state. It is said that one
feature of the treatment will be a daily
exercise in a sort of treadmill or "Moun'
raving Ihr Avrnnr.
A petition has been circulated along
Moline avenue west of Thirty-eighth
street and signed by S. W. McMaster and
others, praying that the proposed paving
of the thoroughfare be done by special
assessment and not by special taxation,
and that one half the expense be borne by
the city. This is a question for the coun
cil in its wisdom to determine, but
it is to be hoped that Monday night's
meeting will see to the ordering of the
paving and let the incoming council de
termine the after conditions
Mr. Gilpin Moore, one of the largest
property holders on the avenue, said to
an Argus representative this afternoon:
"I don't want to sec that Moline paving
fall through; if that avenue is not paved,
I shall almost feel like movicg out of the
town. It is the artery avenue of travel
between the cities of Rock Island and
Moline and hould receive attention be
fore paving extensions are made in other
At the Y. M. C. A. rooms, on Sun
day at 3.80 p. nr. there will be a meeting
Jed rjy air. .Nils Omen.
At the German Methodist the third
quarterly meeting will be held with
preaching morning and evening by the
Rev. Philip Barth.
At the United Presbyterian church,
preaching by the Rev. II. C. Marshall at
10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Morning sub
ject, "Preparedness for Christ's Coming."
Evening subject, "Lpd ly the Spirit."
For the First M. E. church, preaching
at 10:45 a. m. by the pastor, the Rev.
O. W. Gue. in the Christian church.
Morning subject. "The Peril of the
church." Evening subject. "An Awful
Wreck." Union young people's meeting
at e.au p. m.
At the Broadway Presbyterian church,
the Rey. W. S. Marquis, pastor, will
preach at 10:45 a. m. on "The Value and
Use of a Creed." Also at 7:30 p. m. Sun
day school at 9.10 a. m., J. W. Stewart,
superintendent. Young people's meeting
at 6:45 p. m.. South Park Sabbath school
at 2:30 p. m.
At the First Baptist church, the Rev.
S. Hussy, of Mendota, will preach morn
ing and eveniDg. Sabbath school at 9:30
a id., J. W. Welch, superintendent.
Sunday school at Fortyvfnurth street
chapel at 3 p. m., C. L. Williams su
At the Central Presbyterian church,
there will be the usual services morn
ing and evening, preaching by the pas-
tor, Rev. J. II. Kerr. Morning subject,
"A Despised and Rejected Savior." Sab
bath school at 9:30 a. m. Young peo
ple's prayer meeting at C:30 p. m. Sab
bath school at South Rock Island at 3 p
THE STRIKERS AT CHICAGO
Meetllg .f Workman and Nrw lties'
Aoaoctittinn I'rnwi?r AIipbiI.
Chicago, April 19. A conference between
tlie confprfnee committee of the new Boss
Carpenters' association Bn'l the arbitration
committee of the striking carpentr-i yester
day lasted more than an hour. The discus-
lion during the meeting turned solely oo
the financial responsibility and employing
capacity of the new bosses' organization.
The letter's committee fiur.l up their
strength at 210 contractors, employing on a
daily average d.UUl journpytnen.
The Men Want Guarantees.
The strikers' committee asked that they
be rurnlsneu the names end addresses of the
members of the new employers' association
that they might inquire into their standing.
This was agreed to by the bosses' committee,
and to-day was spent by the arbitration
committee in investigating these coutract-
-ors and their claim of bein? ablo to give em
ployment to 3.000 men. This evening an
other conference will be held anJ some ar
rangement probably made for a partial re
sumption of work.
Oppoltloa to the Scheme.
A large number of the strikers' leaders.
nowever, are opposed to any work being
permitted till the whole strike shall be defin
itely settled. The memlwrs of tin old car
penters1 association are doing nothing. Thoy
ay they are "just waitinc for things to ad-
Just themselves, as they will after a while."
BURNED WITH HER BABES.
A Michigan Woman and Her Two Little
Kalamazoo, Mich., April 19. The house
of Z. E. Tell", at Her lam on t, Van Euren
county, was burned at 10 o'clock yesterday
The fire was first seen by E. J. Post, who
burst in the door and saw Mrs. Tells on the
floor holding her two children. He called to
her to come out, but the refused. The
flames were so fierce that Post could not en
ter the house to rescue them, and all were
burned. Mr. Tells was present, an 1 there is
a suspicion of foul play, though some people
think that Mrs. Telia set fire to the bouse to
kill herself and her children. The children
were both girls, aged 4 years and 18 months,
TRIED .TOTIE US UP.
An Attempt to Wing the Amer
LATIN AMERICAN SCHEME BAFFLED
Radical Arbitration Propositions Cans a
Hitch, Which Is Finally Orereome by
Modification The Congress Adjourns
Wanamaker on an Eight-Hoar Measare
Commissioner Wright's Report on
Railway Labor A Bill to Govern Post
office liuilding Official Notes.
Washington Cmr, April 19 It is the
report here that a good deal of opposition has
been developed in the Pan-American con
gress to the adoption of the supplementary
report of the committee on general welfare,
which drclares: First, that the principle of
sonquest shall never hereafter be recognized
as admissible under American law; second,
that all cessions of territory made subse
quent to the present declarations shall be ab
solutely void, if mada under threat of war
or the presence of an anno I force;
third, any nation from which such cessions
shall havj bn exacted may always demand
that the question of the validity of the ces
sions so undo shall be submitted to arbitra
tion; fourt , any renunciation of the right
to have recourse to arbitration shall be null
and void, whatever the time, circumstances
and conditions under which such renuncia
tion shall hive been made.
The representatives of the United States
will never consent, it is said, to so sweeping
a doctrine, for they think it would be un
wise for so powerful a governmeut to tie it
Self up so completely.
The Difficulty Wa Bridged.
There wa truth in the above report, as
was proved by the proceedings of the con
gress yesterday. The supplemental report
uoted above was the subject of discussion
with the general subject of arbitration, the
report on which was given in these des
patches recently. The United States repre
sentatives vigorously opposed the supple
mentary report, and it was necessary to
take a recess before a compromise could be
Blaine Takes the Floor.
TVhen the conference reassembled after
recess, Secretary Blaine in opening the aft
ernoon session, said: "Mr. President, I am
very happy to announce that any vital dif
ference upon any question connected with
the scheme of arbitration which two hirs
go might have been feared, is, I hope, en
tirely removed, and the resolutions of the
honorable gentleman, Mr. Quintana, have
teen simply changed from being in perpetu
ity to run at even dates with the treaty of
arbitration. So they stand and fall to
gether. They are born together an 1 if they
die they will die together; but we shall hope
loth their lives will U perpetual. Ap
plause. I shall read the first, and as I read
each one the gen ieinun npptiit mo Mr.
Cruo, the distinguished g-utlemau from
Guatemala, will read the Spanish text."
The Compromise Resolutions.
Mr. Blain-t then read the resolutions as
altered during the recess as follows:
First That the principle of conquest shall
not, during the continuance of the treaty of
arbitration be reccgnizod as admissible
under American public law.
Second That all cessions of territory
made during the continuance or the treaty
of arbitration shall be void, if uia le under
threats of war or the presence of an armed
TtiirJ Any nation from which su -h ces
sions shall be exacted may demand that the
validity of the cessions made shall be sub
mitted to arbitration.
Fourth Any renunciation of the right to
arbitration, made under the conditions
named in the second section, shall be null
Adopted as Amended.
Mr. Blaine then said: ult I may now make
a short cut parliamentary, I shall, with
the concurrence of my honorable and high
ly valued friend on the right, Mr. Quintans,
move that these be accepted as a substitute
for the first, second, third, and fourth reso
lutions of the original text. I shall move,
therefore and I hope with the entire una
nimity of the whole conference that these
written clauses be substituted for those orig
inally reported from the committee." The
resolutions were then adopted.
As to International Law.
The report of the committee on interna
tional law was adopted, with dissenting
votes from two countries the United States
and Nicaragua. These resolutions as
adopted declare that "foreigners are en
titled to enj..y all the civil rights enjoyed
by natives; and they shall be accorded all
the benefits of said rights in all that is es
sential as well as in the form or procedure,
and the legal remedies incident thereto, ab
solutely in like manner as said natives. A
nation has not, nor recognizes in favor of
foreigners any other obligations or respon
sibilities than those which in favor of the
natives are established, in like cases, by the
constitution and the laws."
The congress adjourned sine die to-day,
and will start on its southern excursion to
night. EIGHT HOURS IN THE POSTOFFICE.
Wanamaker Says It Will Be Costly A
AVashi.voton City, April 1!). Postmaster
Oeneral Wanamaker in a letter, to the house
postofllce committee about Ketcham's
eight-hour bill for postofllce clerks, says he
has consulted with a number of the most
practical and successful postmasters upon
the sutj ct and the opinion among them is
unanimous that it is impracticable to adjust
the duties of tlx clerks so as to give each
one eight hours of consecutive labor with
out a great waste of money. Should the
committee determine to recommend this
measure, it seems proper, the postmaster
general suggests, that some provision should
be made to credit the government in all
cases where clerks and employes for any
reason perform less than eight hours labor
in any one day.
Refused to Discuss the World's Fair.
"Washington Crrr, April 19. Piatt in
troduced in the senate yesterday a bill for
the admission of New Mexico, stating that
he did so by request and without commit
ting himself for or against. A conflict then
took place as to what business should be
taken up, and an attempt to consider the
World's fair bill was defeated, Blackburn of
Kentucky spying there would be a good deal
of opposition to the bill The senate went
into secret s "ssion on the leakage question,
and upon reopening the doors p ssed a few
public building bills for eastern states and
In the house Enloe complained of charges
against him in The New York Press with
reference to a southern claims bill intro
duced by bim, and said these charges were
falae, and then the house went into
committee on the private calendar, spend
ing the time on the court of claims bill,
which was recommitted for two weeks. A
recess to 8 p. m. was then taken, at which
time a number of private pension bills were
taken up and passed.
Information for the Labor In vest! fat on.
Washington Crrr, April 19. The fifth
annual report of Hon. Carroll D. Wright,
United States commissioner of labor, on rail
road and labor statistics, was sent to con
gress yesterday. The report presents a table
giving the average daily rates of pay and
the average yearly earnings for such rail
road employes in great Britain and the
United States as are amenable to compari
son, and a large quantity of information as
to the way railway employes in this coun
try are treated, rulea and regulations under
which they work, efforts for their educa
tion, and institutions for their benefit The
report also contains a discussion of the lia
bility of employers for damages to em
ployes, giving the laws of the various states
governing this subject and so far as they ab
rogate the common law rules, which is
that an employe injured through the negli
gence of a fellow-employe cannot recover
from the common employer.
System la Building Postofflces.
WAggiNOTow Crrr, April lb. The house
committee on postocQies an i po.t-rouds, has
authorized a favorable report on the bill in
troduced in the house by Blount to provide
for postoffiee buildings. The till provide
that there shall be in the postoffiai depart
ment a force of architects and drat gbtsmen
to prepare, under the post mister general's
instructions, designs for postoffica tuildings,
which bofora being adopted shall be ap
proved. The postmaster general is directed
to construct a postofllce buildin ; at any
plsce at which the gross receipts of the post-
office for two years or more preceding shall
have exceeded $3,000 in each year. The cost
of such buildings shall be proport ionate to
the receipts at the various points.''"
The Correspondents Made It Pay.
Washington City, April 19. The senate
was in secret session yesterday afternoon
for four hours discussing the repot t of the
committee which has been investigating the
disclosure of executive proceeding of the
senate. After thoroughly reviewing the
voluminous testimony in the case, and the
exhaustive report of the commit ee, the
senate refused by a vote of 35 to 2S lo adopt
the resolution of the committee to bring the
recalcitrant correspondents before the bar
of the senate. The witnesses wore dis
charged and wilt now draw $151 each in
Leaven for Postofllce I'm ploy ns.
Washington City, April 19 The bill
introduced in the house some time ago pro
viding for fifteen days leave of abet nee an
nually for clerks and employes attached to
the first, second and third class pot toffices
after a service of one year, was recently re
ferred to the postmaster general for his
opinion. He favors the bill except as to
third class employes. The bill a ill cost
$194,587 per annum.
A Presidential Appointee Affirmed.'
Washington City, April 19. -The senate
has confirmed the nomination of Stephen A.
Marine, of Vinton, la., to be pension agent
at Dej Moines, In.
CORNELL'S MOTHER'S ANGU SH.
The Man Whom t.rlnuell Shot Hangs on
to Life The Wife's Letters.
Dubcque, la., April 19. The report that
reached this city Tburs lay night that'leorge
Cornell, the victim of Gi innell's revolver at
McGregor, was dead was premature. Cor
nell is still alive, but unconscious, find his
death is hourly expected. His mother and
father are at bis bedsida. When the mother
reached McGregor she was so overcome that
it was necessary to carry her into thi hotel
where her son was dying. All dap she
stood over the yeung man, tearfully await
ing some sin of recognit on. Oecasi anally
Cornell would attempt to lift his right hand
to the wound. The anguish of tl e old
mother is heartrending. Sne almost con
stantly moans: "Poor George! He was
such a good boy I"
Both Had Cone Armed.
Both Cornell and Grinnell have been
armed for sorni time, anticipating a meet
ing. When Cornell reached McGrec or on
the fateful iii-'ht he sent his fireman in o the
hotel ahead of him to see if Grinnell was in
waiting. The firemen, not recognizing
Grinnell, announced that the coast was
clear. Cornell entered, and in bravado
asked: "Is that little Grinnell herel Ion
derstand he is laying for me." A moment
later the bullet from Grinnell's revolvt r en
tered his brain. Grinnell is a small and
feeble man, and wou d have been no match
for Cornell, who is large and powerfully
built. It was this disparity in their strt ngth
that made Cornell so bold in act and lan
guage and drove Grinnell to desperation
The Woman In the Case.
Mrs. Grinnell is reported to have said that
some three mouths ago Cornell informed
her husband tb it he level her and must
have her, and that if he and Grinnell ould
not agree one of them must die. Cornell's
father has lu his possession a number oi let
ters, couched in the most affectionate terms,
which Mrs. Grinnell wrote to CorielL
These letters were found in Cornell's pot keta
after the shooting. Grinnell has persistent
ly refused to have any communication with
his wife or ask her to see him.
Jacob Manx, of Chattinooga, has leen
adjudged in debt to Miss Louisa Stoltt in
the sum of $15,000, for seducing the young
Three burglars worked all Thursday night
cracking the snre of H bite, Murphy &
Pickering, D-s Moines, and then got oaly
The baseball aggregations at New Yirk
put in ai yesterday giving out free ticlets
to the opening games to-day so as to have a
A wagon load of nitro-glye riue explo led
at Cygnet, O., Friday, blowing two men to
atoms, killing the horses, and reducing the
wagon to splinters.
St. Louis has recently passed an ordinance
requiring gas companies to sell their prxl-
uct at vo cents per 1,000 reet The compan
ies will fight the ordinance.
Twenty-one imported breeding mares on
the farm of '. P. Clark, at Brockwsy,
Minn., were buruel in their barn Friday.
Tbey were valued at f iO.OOJ.
The grand jury of Davenport, la., has in
dicted IJr. J. A. Keed, the local physlciiin
charged by a coroner's jury recently wi ii
malpractice resulting in manslaughter.
George W. Gilsou, secretary of the D. 1L
Booth Decoratfve company, left St. Louis
hurriedly some time ago. It is now allegtd
that he is short in his accounts about $6,00 ).
Because they both loved a pretty half
breed Arapahoe maiden, and but one cnull
have her. Dr. Schuelka, of Cheyenne, AYyk
T., shot Druggist Sullivan dead. The doo
tor is a jail.
Ben Elsey, co'ored, was hanged Friday t
Birmingham, Ala., for the killing of J. W.
Meadows, a railroad coutractor, last Janu
ary. He had murders! four oth;T person i
at various stages of his career.
The following named national banks havo
been authorize 1 to commence business: First
Nationul bank of Van Alstvne. Tex., carji-
tal ino.Oi.O; Port Townsend National bank,
Washington, capital $10U,0UU.
Failures during the seven days end
ed Friday -for the United States 1H1, for
Canada, total, 214. For the correspond
tog week of last year the figures were 211
in the United States, and So in Canada.
At the municipal election at Salem, Ills,
Friday the vote was a tie between liceost
and auti-license. The city council threw
out a vote and seated the anti-license man
and now the case will go to the courts.
Miss Minerva K. Elliott hs bsen ap
pointed permanent secretary to the civil
service examining board of the postofllce at
Chicago, by Postmaster Sexton. It is the
first appointment of the kind in the country.
As Gen. Chapin, of San Bernardino, Cal,
took bis seat Friday night after addressing
the New England society, he leaned over to
pick up a bouquet which had been thrown
him and dropped out of his chair dead.
Ha Is on the Bridge No Longer.
Washington City, April 19 Secretary
Wisdom has directed that the case of the
Chinaman who is on the bridge at Niagara
Falls, N. Y., and who is not allowed to re
turn to this country, nor to enter Canada,
be called to the attention of the United
States district attorney for such action as
be may think proper.
Niagara Falls, N. Y., April 19. The
Chinaman who was hemmed in on the sus
pension bridge Thursday morning was ad
mitted to Canada late Thursday night, and
immed.ately left for part unknown.
Snellen barger the ThieL
TACOMA. Wash.. Aoril 19. The reward
for J. Monroe Shelleiibarger, the lawyer
who absconded from Doylestown, Pa., ten
days ago, and was seen here, has been raised
to $10,00;), according to a telegram received
here. Snellen barger is on Puget Sound and
numerous detectives are now looking for
Labor Day In England.
London, April 19. The National Federa
tion of Labor unions has issued a manifesto
urging all workingmeu throughout the king
dom to abstain from work on May L
DANA'S HOT RAGE.
He Pours It Out on Cleveland's
LOST A GEE IT EDITOR'S TEMPER.
And Now It Is Alleged That the Ex-President
"Didn't Say It" A Jilted Swain
Snlns; His Late Olrl for the Gifts He Gave
Her When Be Was Happy Interesting
Items from New York City.
Niw York, April 19. Is the social obli
gation of a young women to return a young
man's gifts when she breaks an engagement
also a legal obligation! That, in substance,
was the problem placed before Judge Gold
fogle in the Fifth district civil court yester
day, and half the east side was there to help
him solve it if he needed assistance. David
Lease expected to marry Sadie Vicbtenberg
on March IS. David and Sadie both have a
great many east side friends, and David of
fered to bear a share of the expense of a big
Business from the Ground I7 p.
He is a young man who believes in doing
everything oa a strict business basis, so he
took a receipt from Sadie's niswber on Feb.
IV for $S5, which be paid on that data. But
before the wedding day arrived somebody
went to Sadie with the story that David had
at one time been an inmate of the Ward's
Island Insane asylum. The wedding was
postponed and David demanded the return
of the $S5, which was refused. He sued for
it and the case was heard.
Why Nad I Barked Out.
Sadie is a buxom girl of 17, with rosy
cheeks, and looked as if she had never know n
a day's sickness. She said she had post
poned the marriage six mouths that she
might get over a cold and grow strong
again. After she had postponed the wed
ding she began to find out David's ways,
and now, since be had slandered her in the
newspapers, she would not marry him any
way. Questioned as to what she meant by
finding out his ways, she said: "I was sick
two weeks and he never asked ho w I was. "
DANA'S RAGE WAXES HOT.
The Mentor of the Tress Issues a
lenge to Mr. Cleveland.
Nxw York, April 1.'. The Sun editori
ally calls Mr. Cleveland a cowardly bar, a
half-drunken deputy sheriff, a selfish pol
troon, an unworthy husband and "the stuffed
prophet of William street." The Sun is
goaded to this elaboration of invective by
Mr. Cleveland's charge that Dana had at
tacked Mrs. Clevelan 1. On this subject the
lightnings of rage play around the face of
the journalistic luminary in tb) following
style: "To provoke sympathy for himself
Mr. Cleveland deliberately drags the name
of his wife into an interview intended for
publication, charging The Sun with an of
fense w hich, if the charge is true, ought to
render this newspaper odious to every gen
tleman on Manhattan island, to every hon
orable man who respects woman hoo L
Challenged to the Proof.
"The charge is false, and Mr. Cleveland
knew it was false when he uttered it.
There is but one answer that we care to
make. We invite Mr. Clevelan 1 to point to
a line or a word that ever appeared in The
Sun concerning the good woman whose
name he thus degrades, which justifies di
rectly or indirectly, the statement contained
in the paragraph quoted above. If he can
not do that and he cannot we invite the
attention of the community to the portrait
or a selfish poltroon, an unworthy husband.
about whose conduct in this affair nothing
can be said by any person of sensitive per
ceptions that will not leave on the coarse
and swollen face peeping from behind the
edge of his wife's garments, a re) mark hike
the sting of a whip lash."
The Alleged Interview Discredited.
The Evening Pout states editorially that
Mr. Cleveland did not use toe epithets con
cerning Mr. Dana which were contained in
an alleged interview printed in The World.
Railway Strike Imminent.
NlW York, April 19 Sp cials from Al
bany, Lockport and other points on the
New York Central railroad state that the
threatened general strike of employes of the
road seems to be imminent. The chief griev
ance is said to be against Superintendent
Voorhees, who is accused by the men of un
necessarily discharging men, reducing waga
and lengthening hours of work. Mr. Depew
tlenles these specials, and says tbey are born
of the fertile imagination of the news gath
erer. This view is partly confirmed by em
ployes who have been seen.
fate of an Eavesdropper.
New York, April 19. The general term
yesterday dismissed the writ of certiorari
applied for by the counsel for Dilworth
Choate, the newspaper reporter now in
Ludlow Street jail undergoing sentence for
contempt of court in entering and conceal
ing himself in the jury room where the
Flack jurors were deliberating. Choate
will have to speud the remainder of his term
Suspected an Llectrle Combine.
New York, April IB Contracts for
lighting this city with gas for a year from
May 1 were awarded yesterday. All bids
by electric lighting companies were rejected.
the mayor and his colleagues believing that
a combination existed between the com
panies for the purpose of charging the city
an exorbitant price.
iuod-Bye, Castle Garden.
New York, April 19 All employes at
Castle Garden were discharged yesterday.
the government having ceased to use the
place as an emigrant landing station. The
first immigrant was landed at the garden
Aug. 5, .")., and the last yesterday.
Godkin Ought To Be Happy.
New York. April 1. Editor Godkin. of
The Evening I'ost, was yesterday arrested
for the third time In ounectinn with The
Post's biographies of Tammany loaders. He
was released in $500 lail.
Elflel's Offer to Chicago.
Chicago, April 19 Mr. Eiffel, who erected
the great Eiffel tower, which formed such an
important and successful feature of the re
cent industrial exposition in Paris, has
made a proposition to the World's fair di
rectors to erect a similar structure here,
and DrDVide the entire canital neolevt fnr it
construction should the directors approve of
His proposition. It will ' be the joint erec
tion of M. Eiffel and Thomas A. Edison,
and will surpass in altitude the original
structure by at least 500 feet.
Is It Mattle Bacon's Body?
Chiiaoo, April 19. A body which is
believed to be that of Mattie Bacon was
found Wednesday on tha ihnra nt tha 1V
opposite Clark Station, Ind., twenty-six
luiiw luum Arum v.mcago. f-nenas oi me
girl have gone to see if they can identify it
Eggs in That Iowa Mare's-Neat.
Pes Moines, la., April 19. The trouble
with the Iowa railway law amendment
which was passed by the late legislature la
that the printer droppsd a whole line con
taining the meat of the amendment, which
provided that the fact that the commisaion-
i had fixed joint rates, should be nrima.
facie evidence that they were reasonable.
The state will now be compelled to prove
that they are.
Escape of Imprisoned Strikers.
Vixhna, April 19. The atrike has ex
tended to all industrial centers in eastern
Silesia. Sixty rioters arrested at Witt
kowitz, Thursday night, made an attack
ipon two of the sentries guarding them dur
ing the night and twenty of them escaped.
IThe sentries were seriously wounded, but
'vere able to prevent a wholesale escape.
Captata and Three Hea Drowned.
Qitebbc, April 19W-A dispatch received
from Cape Ray by the signal service bureau
nys the schooner Annie May was lost oa
Wednesday at Codroy, and that the captain
tad three of the crew were lost.
The Blot on the Escutcheon of
HARLAN COUHTTS BLOODY PEUD.
Andacioos Attack on State Troops The
Be6era of Law Wound Six of the Mili
tia The Fortress or the Assailants Sur
rounded Story of the "Little Difficul
ty" Between the Howards and Tamers
A Tale of Mnrder Most Foal.
Pixxvuxk, Ky., April l'J. Blood is flow
ing onoe more in Harlan county. This time
it is not an ambushed fight between the na
tive factions that has made the name of
Harlan synonymous with outlawry, but a
pitched battle between armed and drilled
soldiers on the one side and a baud of des
perate men under the leadership of Wils
Howard, on whose bead a price is set, on
the other. The news reached here only yes
terday morning, but the fiht occurred be
fore daylight Wednesday morning. Har
lan Court House, from which point the
news comes, is nearly fifty miles away from
here, and the means of communication are
nothing more than a semi-weekly mail, or a
chance visit of otie of the residents of that
place. The details of the fiht are not known
therefore, the only news reaching here be
ing that the troops were fired upon from a
barn and six men wounded; that the militia
then surrounded the tiarn and fire 1 volley
after volley into it, and are now holding
their ground anl awaiting reinforcements.
Locality and Cause of the Fight.
The place where the battle occurred is
Black Mountain ridge, which is just east of
Harlan Court House. The region has been
in a state of terror for months on account
of the Howard-Turner feud, and troops
were asked for to protect the session of
court. There were rumors of an ai tack on
the troops last week by the partisans of
Will Jennings, on trial for murdyr, but on
Saturday Jennings was acquitted, and it
was believed danger from that source was
over. The troop; were sent there to arrest
a number of members of the lawless gang
which has terrorized the county for such a
long time, and who were said to be defying
arrest by the civil officials.
The Howard-Turner Feud.
The Howard-Turner feud, which has made
the name of Harlan a tynonym for blood
shed, dates back to February, 1S2, when
Bob Turner, aged 18 years, was shot to
death by Wilkerson Howard, an uncle of
Wils Howard. Since the killing of young
Turner the vendetta has grown until almost
every family in the county is arrayed on one
side or the other. In fact, it is stated that
no man i allowed to take up residence in
Harlan without first declaring himself, and
showing that he can handle a Winchester.
Those familiar with affairs say that not less
than fifty peoplj have been killed as a result
of the feud, many of them being assassina
tions from mountain fastnesses, the body
rolling into a gulch to form food for the
The Mory of a Turner.
George Turner, whoso three sons have
fallen by bullets from ambushed men with
Winchesters, some time ago wrote agraphia
account of the f ul lie stated that after
his son Bob was killed Wilkerson Howard
came to town and sujxendereX The trial
was a farce, and Wilkerson Howard wss al
lowed to go free. Will Turner, after How
ard's acquittal, went to his house while in
toxicated and attempted to shoot him. Next
day the Howards assembled their clans, fif
teen or twenty men in all, and, with a con
stable, attempted to arrest young Turner.
He escaped and left the state, la July,
18b5, he returned, and the next day he was
shot by some oue ambushed behind a court
house window. No one was arrested for
Killed While Washing His Face.
In July, lSs, Alexander Bailey was fchot
to death while washing bis face in George
Turner's yard, and Wils Howard was seen
making his way across the road immediately
after with a Winchester over his shoulder.
Alex Bailey's murder occurred on Sunday.
Two days later WiU Howard an I Will Jen
nings went to the house of Judge James H.
Middleton and t.hot John Bailey, a brother
of Alexander. Howard and Jennings fled,
but Judge Middleton raise! a posse and pur
sued them. Howard and Jennings then
went to Missouri, where they remained un
til April, 18SUt nheu they came into Harlan,
Why No Howard Ha Been Killed.
George Turner conclu led his narrative as
follows: "No Howard has ever been killed.
Why? Does anyone ssy the Turners are
cowardsf No. No Turner has ever been
confronted by his enemy in fair fight None
of them w bo have died have seen their
enemy's face. As the father of my three
murdered boys, I feel more comfort in con
templating them in their bloody, but honor
able, graves, thsn had they lived through
the instrumentality of ambushin; and as
sassinating thoir fellow-men. No Turnor
died with a charge or indictment against
htm, and no widow's or orphan's woes are
charged to their account. Their only of
fense consists in a love of honor that their
adversaries could not appreciate, and brav
ery their foes were afraid to face." -The
Reuewal r Hostilities.
After Wils Howard's return in April a
year ago, there was a renewal of hostilities.
Two or three men were assassinated from
ambush, and a general feeling of t irror pre
vailed. Finally, when Judge Lwis was
about to hold a term of court, in September,
he called on the governor for troops, and a
company of the state guard was sent up to
protect the court. All w a quiet until after
the soldiers left, when, at the head -of a band
of forty men, outlaws like himself, Wils
Howard rode iuto town, took possession, and
did as he pleased. But one man was killed,
and this was John Cawood, a relative of
Judge Lewis and a sympathizer with the
The Judge Heads an Assault.
This last killing was the straw that broke
the camel's back. Judge Lewis, at the head
of a posse of fifty men, all armed with Win
chesters, started out to exterminate Howard
and his band. They made an assault on the
Howard forces, who were in camp at E. M.
Howard's house, one mile from the town.
The engagement was short, sharp and ter
rific, and not one of the attacking party was
hurt, but one of Howard's side, Millard
Dean, was instantly killed and six others
were wounded, some of them fatally. Some
days after this the two bands came together
on a mountain side, and Howard, having
ins Dest position, routed the Lewis-Turner
faction, killing Frank Cawool and another
A Murderous Little Miscreant.
Txxarkasa, Tex,, April 19. a W.
Stewart was shot dead yesterday by the 11-year-old
son of B. K. Sweet, a saloonkeeper.
Stewart had quarreled with theelder Sweet,
and got the worst of it. As he was leaving
the saloon t'-e son seiod a pistol and shot
him in the back. The boy is under arrest
Will Have Recognition or Strike.
PrxTSBCRO. April 19. The more orotui.
nent railroad officials in this city claim that
they do not anticipate a strike. Appear
ances, however, lead one to think different-
lv. Delegates rpnrmaAtitincr tha T?AAmA
Order in surrounding towns arrived on every
train aormg ye-roruay ana reported imme
diately to the Federated Order's officials.
Mr. Downey, of the executive cammitua
said last night: "The entire organization of
Federated Railroad Emnloves. x.mn r.n or in
in number, will back us ud in this matter
Our organization must receive recognition."
Chicago. April 19. The base ball record
yesterday was as follows: American asso
ciation: At Philadelphia Athletic, 12;
Rochester, 9. At Columbus Toledo, 8
Columbus, 4. At Brooklyn Syracuse, a
Brooklyn, 22. At LouhjviUe-St Louis, 11:
Louisville, & .
Western association: At Des Moines Dee
Moines 6, St Paul 4; at Minneapolis-Minneapolis
11. Milwaukee 1; at Denver Den
ver 10, Omaha 8; at Kansas City Kansas
City 7, Siomx City & '
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
-AT POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
"5 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
Which are good Fitters
DECLARt THEIK INNOCENCE.
A Talk with the Mrs tbarfed with the
KiMIng ot Henry Johns.
El.DORA, la., April m. Marx and Rice,
ti.e two turt arrested ami uow in jtilhcre
charged with the inuriW of Henry Johns,
were seen ytt-rJay. They very strongly
declare their Innocence and seem very con
fident that they will be acquitted. They
left Hardin county for California In 1SS1.
Tbey returned in 1885, disposal of a farm
and again went wet in the fail of the same
year. Marx is 4o years old ami a gunsmith.
Rice is six years younger, is a farmer, but
has been engaged in teaching band music.
Detective Burke, whose correct name is N.
J. Woods, was for some time in a lnd
taught by Rice and became very intimate
A III He with a History.
Burke baa in li s possession a r fl taken
from one of the prisoner, which be mall
attempt to prove is the i.i-riticat weapon
with which Henry Johns was killed. The
two men have employed Attorney J. U.
Scales, of Ackley, and the trial, w hich is
set for Thursday, April 24, is looked for
ward to with much interest, as some very
startling developments are exicted. Will
iam Rainsbarger has taken active inter, s: in
the case, and has been in close consultation
with Detective Burke for some time.
Ate Poisoned Cafce.
Van DA LI a, Ills., April IV. A family
named Urupp have beeu mde deathly sick
by eating poisoned sweet cakes. The father,
mother, aud one son are now in a very criti
Violent Strikers at Prague.
VlENSA, April li). The strike) sat Tiaue
have become intensely violent, and have had
frequent collisions with the polica. Many
of the rioters have been arr.-sted.
Juit Too Late for the Miow.
Sv Pham isihy Auril 10 Wintr k'..uL,iu
has appin eJ Minister Carter, at Washing
ton City, the Uawaaian delegate to the l'an-
This powder never varies. A marvel of 'pnrttr.
strengtli and wbolesomaess. More ecooomtca
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold la
compewtlon witn the mnltltade of low test, short
weight alam or pr phosphate powders . gold onlw
at eaiM. Botai. Babus howniu Co., lot Wall
U, N. T.
1 sims or
1200.00 and Upwards -
Por aale, secured on land worth from
three to firs times the amount
of the loan.
ttmt&uFJZg? wu,naUT' collecteUn4
E. W. HURST,
Attoeitky at Law -
Boosts S and 4 Masonic Temple,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
received of Stubley & Co., a shipment of their
1622 SZECOIISnD -A-VZEISTTTIE.
2011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Buggies, Boys Express Wagons. Base Balls and Bats. Rubber Balls, etc.
Also a full line of
SCIIOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writing Paper, Tablet. Ink. Slates. Lead and Slate Pencils, Etc.
-B U IrT THE
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The latest .Irsisjn of the long scries of ALADDIN Stoves This is beautiful in "
it. omaruenutjon. novel in many of its features-is bound X I be a Voti VeHer Re
ru;oteh?rni,r'e ih" iovc 8ml 1oarn i,s d oiDts fr u
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. Tl is has been
so popular that ,1 ,s belnR copied as far as they dare oy unorrupuIouV parties but
don t be deec,ved-buy the Round Oak-made by P. D. Beck tb I am the soVe
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Cor. Third avenue
-J W. CTOIsTES-
IJcalrr in X ;r ai;4
Second Hand Goods
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
The hltfhe i.rire uaid for poods of i.nv kind. Will trade, sell or hiiy anything.
No. 1614 Secocd Avenue.
J". IMI. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
HAHUf ACTTJRER OF CB&CKERS AND BISCUITS.
Ask jour Grocer for them. They are best.
Hr Specialties; The CbriHj "OYSTER" and the Christy "WAFER."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
A. J. SMITH & SON.
And Japanese Mattings.
compare larg at stock of Carpetin, Mattings and
WEST OP CHICAGO.
a: j. smith & son,
125 and 127 West Third Street, Opp. Muonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
iirairauic goons. Hardware, etc.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
aDd Twentieth St., Rock Island