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THJE HOG.K ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, APRIL 21, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Monday, April 12, 1890.
All the Ilvtlona wf the Boelt Island
Ko Bepreaeated at a Keetlnc
Tala City Yesterday.
Sixty conductors, representing all divi
sions of the Rock Island road from Chi
cago to Denver and Pueblo, met in Rock
Island yesterday, a number of prominent
knights of the punch west of the Mis
souri river being In attendance, such as
D. Bisant and W. H. Fawcett of the ex
ecutive committee. D. 8. Capron, chair
mao of the general committee, etc. Ass
sistant Grand Chief Conductor C. II. Wil
kins, of Chicago, was also present. The
proceedings were secret, but the nature
of the deliberations was given to an Ar
gus reporter by one of the conductors
"We do not meet as a grievance corns
mittee ;n the sense that many will be apt
to construe it. Our aim Is to secure con
cessions which are due us from the Rock
Island road, and to elevate our standing
before the company. The order of rails
way conductors as all are aware, is not a
'rising organization. We have made
our wants known in a gentlemanly man
ner, preferring to argue and discuss our
grievances with our employers rather
than resort to revolt or anything that
savors of v'olence. Railroad corporations
have takeu advantage of our mode of
procedure and have very often turned a
deaf ear to our entreaties. Our aim now
is to take a stand that will bring about
concessions that we believe the Rock
Island road should make to us, but
the nature of those concessions we are
not prepared to give the public as they
only concern the road and us as conduc
tors but to us they are of great impor
tance." Council t'onnlilrrailOBM.
Two matters of importance are likely
to come up for action tonight. The first
of these is the ordinance for the extension
of the paving east on Moline avenue. It
is to be hoped the cojncil will pat the
ordinance and it is Wueverl it will, leav
ing the after details to the incoming
council. The Amirs does not believe the
city would make a wise move in deviat
ing on iota from the policy pu-sued
on Second avenue and on Twentieth
street. It would not only be ot the na
ture of a discrimination to make the
change, and might place in the hands of
those so disposed a weapon to strike back
at the council and defeat the pavement.
On Twentieth street the council showed
the property holders a considerate spirit
by boulevarding part of the street.
and some or those tienetmed came
very near defeating the entire un
dertaking by taking advantage of the
possible technicality that might accrue
from the council's action in departing
from its Seoond avenue plan. The best
policy is to stand by what has proven to
be successful, popular and legal.
The council may he called upon to act
on the removal of the tower which is on
the way of Mitchell & Lynde's business
block improvement. The most popular
and practical thing that can be done is to
take the tower down entirely and substi
tute a number of low lights for it. These
are much more desirable in the business
portion of the city, as the Antics has
hith rto stated.
At the home of the bride in Davenport
Saturday evening, occurred the marriage
of Aid. Matthes Buncher, of this city
and Miss Dina Picklum, in the pres
ence af a large number of friends. Af'
ter the ceremony the happy young couple
left for Chicago on their wedding trip,
after which they will return to Rock Is
land which will be their home. Mr.
Buncher is one of the most energetic,
successful and popular young business
men of the city, and the confidence of
his fellow men of his own ward is shown
by his election to the council chamber.
His bride is a graduate of the Davenport
high school, and an accomplished and
highly esteemed young lady.
('apt. ftaunilors' Keffiwn.
CHICAGO, April 31. Capt. Sauiiilera, of
the si hoontT Forrest, who is being sued for
$.0 "J damages tiy the administrator ot the
estate of bis mate, Anderson, who was
drowned from the Forrest some time ago,
because, as alleged by the plaintiff, the cap
tain would not permit the in n U go to his
rescue, was on the stand 8turday in his
own IwliHlf. He swore thui the night was
dark, ami wind blowing a gale; that he
heard Anderson's cries, and culled for vol
unteers, but no one raine torward, and he
did not consider himself justified in ordering
any one Uon such a perilous tusk.
Killed by Hi Wire's Pur amour.
Brooklyn, April '.1. A. It. Waterman,
the manager of Jacob's Lyceum theatre, at
Montrose avenue anil I.eonarJ street, this
city, shot mid instantly killed Peter Doran,
aged -! year-), Saturday night lit front of
the theatre. Doran, who had suspected his
wife of Iming on intimate terms with Water
man, followed her to the theatre, and sub
sequently met the couple on the street. Do
ran immediately attacked atermau, and
the latter, drawing a revolver, shot and
killed him, the ball penetrating Ttie heart.
Waterman was arrested.
Insist on Ills Re-instatiment.
Bcottoale, Ph., April 21. The men em
played at the Morrell & A V heeler coke
plants, of the Cambria I -on company, have
quit work for the re-instatement of a dis
charged mun. There are 500 men employed
at theso works, and thsiy intimate that they
can withstxnd a struggle for several weeks
The Central Will Bankrupt Itself.
roL'OHKEEPSiE, N. Y., April 21. Mrs.
Groves, the fluginau's wife, who jumped out
of bed and ran up the track iu her night-
. . 1 ,, . , .
viuiuea ouns re i lauiern anu prevented a
passenger train from dashing iuto the rock
which had fallen on the track near Garri
son's, has received a check for $100 from the
New "Vork Central Railroad company.
O'llrien Will Wed a Russian.
London, Epril 2L The engagement is an'
Bounced of Mr. William O'Brien, the well-
known Irish journalist, orator and member
of parliament, and Mile. Raffalovitch,
daughter of tha wealthy Parisian banker of
, Filled with Very Deadly Toys.
Lo.NDON, April 21. A packing case pur
porting to contain toys and consigned to an
unknown address in Berlin exploded in tha
railway station at Mannheim, Saturday,
killing one person and injuring several
BULLION AS A BASE.
Windom Defends His Bullion
HIS LETHE TO A WESTEB5 CEITIO.
What the Bill Is Intended to Accomplish
Comments on the Demands of the
BiWer Men The Limit of Concession
Perils of an Adverse Balance of Trade
The House Bill or None Doings In
Congress Capital City Miscellany.
Washington Crrv, April 21. Secretary
Windom has addressod a letter to a western
rorrespondent in answer to comments and
Inquiries about the present status of the sil
ver question. The secretary, discussing the
pending measure before congress, and the
silver question generally, says: "The bill
recommended by the treasury was framed
mainly for two purposes. First, to meet the
demand for an increase of circulation, and
secondly to enhance the value of silver by
providing for it an additional and safe use as
money. If approved by congress it will, in
my judgment, accomplish both of these ob
jects, and at the same time afford a fair and
just basis for harmony of action on the sil
Home Thing It Will Accomplish.
"To the silver interest it offers every sub
stantial benefit that can be granted without
peril to our financial system, and far greater
advantages than can be found in free coin
age. To those who demand 'more money'
t offers an annual increase of from $50,001),
100 to $(10,000,000. To those who insist upon
a sound currency, it gives the amplest guar
antees against degradation of the American
dollar. But to those who would inflate the
currency by injecting into it a large volu me
of money without adequate safeguards
against depreciation, it offers no comfort
Concessions to the Silver Men.
In reply to your friendly criticisms let
me invite your attention to the extraordi
nary concessions which are offered to the
si Iver sentiment of the country : First It is
proposed to absorb all the silver produced
by the mines au I reduction works of
thi Unit.vl States, thereby withdrawing
from tbemtrket nearly one-half of the entire
silver product of the world, un 1 thus en
hancing the value of the whoK
Hut Still They Ask for More.
"Second Not content with this conces
sion, wuicu is surely without a arailel as
to any other product, tha senate committee
insists that the government shall be com
pelled to purchase $4,500,000 worth of silver
in each month, making $54,000,000 a year,
which, with the a'nount needed for the arts
and for our trade with China, wdl exceed
our own production by about $IO.OOO,00
per annum. How is this excess to lx ob
tained; Only by purchasing from a broad.
In he event of an unfavorable ialance of
trade, when otir gold will be most needed at
home, we shall be compelled to export $10,
000.000 of gold, which we will then sorely
need to pay for $10,000,000 of silver which
we will not need at all. This compulsory
purchase of so great an amount will make
the treasury the largast operator in the
most gigantic 'corner' ever organized.
Practically Free Coinage.
"Third The bill reported by the house
committee provides that the notes issue-1 for
silver bullion shall be redeemed iu stand
ard silver dollars if demanded by the holder.
This will give to theownersof silver bullion
the power to convert every ounce produced
in this country into standard silver dollars
at their own will and pleasure. Trua, there
is not the slightest dauger that this power
wdl be exercised, because no sane man will
prefer to convert treasury notei, whicb the
government is tound to redeem in gold or
its equivalent, into standard silver dollars,
unless he may want a limited numb.tr of
them for some specific purpose.
The Secretary Wants to Know.
''Under this bill the government will uot
force silver dollars into circulation, but it
will permit any one to have coined as many
of them as he can piy for with treasury
notes. What more can the advocates of
silver coinage demand Surely nothing, un
less they desire to compel the treasury to
force standard dollars into our circulation
for the sole purpose of depreciating and de
grading it. Is it not enough that we take
nearly one-half of the world's silver prod
uct and lock it up in order to increase the
value of the other half; that we join the sil
ver producers in the most gigantic 'corner'
ver organized; and that we give to the
owners of silver bullion the right and the
power to convert every ounce of our prod
uct into standard silver dollars if tbey
choose to do so!
Why a Privilege Is Asked For.
"For all of these unparalleled concessions
to the silver interests, what is demanded in
return? Only the privilege of protecting
the honor and credit of the nation by a grant
of power to redeem its notes either in gold
or in its equivalent of silver bullion. AU of
the bills on this subject contemplate a policy
to extend over an indefinite period, and
whicb will result in the issu of a very large
volume of treasury notes. If they be made
redeemable in lawful money, they must be
paid in the beat lawful money, if demanded,
in accordance with the high rule of honor
which this government has thus far main
tained, and by which it has established a
credit the pride and boast of our people.
Peril To Be Guarded Against.
If the balance of trade shall turn against
us; or if distrust shall arisa as to our ability
to pay in gold, as it surely will under such
a provision of law; or if for any other
reason we shall be unable to redeem in gold
when demanded, the government will be
compelled to discriminate against silver
dollars, when gold will at once command a
premium, and this nation will step down
from its present proud position and take its
place on the financial basis of China, India
and South America. It is to save us from
this danger that I have insisted so strenu
ously on the provision to redeem iu gold or
its equivalent in silver bullion.
Two Ways to Do the Business.
"I know of but two ways by which the pro
posed issue of treasury notes can be an
chored to the recognized values of the com
mercial world. One is the bullion redemp
tion feature provided in the treasury bill,
and the other is authority to sell bonds in
order to provide a reserve fund to meet the
constantly increasing volume of proposed
treasury notes. The latter I believe to be
both unnecessary and unjustifiable. The
former I believe to be entirely practicable
and safe. Even with this safeguard against
destruction to the fair fabric of our na
tional credit, the extraordinary concessions
above mentioned approach as near to thi
'dangerous edge of peril' as prudence will
dare to tread. Rather than go one step
further in that direction I firmly believe
that it would be far better to have no leg
islation on the subject."
Decrease In the Komber of Desertions.
.Washington Citt, April 21. The re
ports received at the war department for
the nine months beginniag with the fiscal
year July 1, 18W, and ending March 31,
1890, show that there have been 1,5Tb deser
tions from the regular army during that
period. For the corresponding months of the
previous year, there were 1,893 desertion!
a reduction this year of over 10 per cent,
NATIONAL CAPITAL ITEMS.
The Pan-Americans Addressed by Harri
son and Blaine.
W ashinoton Citt, April 21 The closiug
session or the ran-American congress wai
devoted to complimentary resolutions and
speeches, the last of which was made by Sec
retary Blaine, who felicitated the cougress
on the important work it had done, espe
cially commending the arbitration agree
ment. He closed by invoking the blessing
of the Creator on the work done and begun,
and declared the congress adjourned sine
die, after inviting the members to visit
the president, which they did later. The
president made a brief speech of congratula
tion, in the course of which, he said: "We
gave you the other day a review of a small
detachment of tha American army not to
show you that we have an army, but that
we nave none; that our securities are lodged
with our people, and that they are safe."
The Congressional Brief.
Washington City, April 21. The sens'. e
Saturday passed bills for thi payment of
ba -k pay and emoluments to the wutow of
the late CoL N. H. McLean, whoaesignid
from the army in 1864 and was restored t y
special act in 1875 (the amount is $30,00t),
and for the purchase of ground for a s j
preme court building $000,000. A biU ap
propriating $100, 0J0 for an equestrian statue
of Gen. Grant in this city was report) si
favorably, and a number of bills of little
general interest were passed, after which tl ie
fdnate went into secret session, and when the
doors reopened adjourned.
After some routine business in the how
public business was suspended, and eulogins
an the late 8. 8. Cox were pronounced I y
Cummings of New York, Lawler of Illinois
Holman, Banks and others, and sever j
more members were given leave to print.
The bouse then, as a further mark of re
A Sort of Mental Telephone.
Washington City, April 21. Mr. J. Ran
dall Brown, the original mind-reader and
tutor of the late Washington Irving Bishop,
entertained a large and select eudience at
the new National theatre here last nig tit
with a numbe-of illustrations of his te
markabla powers as a mind reader. M r.
Brown introduced several new experiments,
including the celebrated wire test on rea 1
ing numbers thought ot by persons at a d.s
tance, with an ordinary copper wire extend
ing from the stage to the upper gallery, as
the only medium of communication betweon
Mr. Brown and his subject.
A Statue of lien. Grant.
Washington City, April 21. The bill in
troduced by Senator Squire, of Washington,
last AVednesday, providing for the erectic n
of an equestri in statue of Gen. Ulysses 3.
Grant, in this city, was passed upon favors
bly by the committee on public building
and grounds Saturday, and later in the dt-.y
Squire reported it buck to the sen it i. It
will probably become a law before the fifth
anniversary of G.ii. Grant's death.
Gen. Fremont lie tired.
Washington City, April 21. The pre-d-dent
has approved the bill placing Gea.
John C. Fremont on the retired list of the
army with the rank of major general.
THE TRAGEDY AT M'GREGOR.
The Frail Woman Said to Have
tempted Suicide Cornell Not Dead.
Di'BL'Qi'K. Ia., April 21. Mrs. J. J. Gria
nell, the central tiu.-e in the attempted mur
der at McGregor, has, it is said, attempt!
suicide by taking poison. She left Dubuque
for McGregor, but left the train at Clay to i,
evidently not having sufficient courage to
visit the scene of the bloody tragedy whes-e
her husband had shot the idol of her affec
tions. Saturday night she was taken su 1-di-nly
and dangerously ill, and a physica is
was hurriedly summoned from McGregor,
with instructions to got to Clayton as soon
l'nHcini4 e Not Asleep.
He was told that Mrs. Gcinaell was da a
gerously ill with intl tinmation of the bowels.
It is the general le let in Clayton that she
had taken poison and that her friends are
concealing the true cause ot her sudden il 1
ness. When she was in Dubuque she stated
that she could not rest, and appeared terri
bly wrought up, and it is thought her uiii.d
had become unbalanced aud she had takon
poison. Cornell is still alive and Saturday
recognized his mother. Griiinell is now iu
A 16-YEAR-OLD BORGIA.
Mary Stewart in Jail at Pittsburg on a
Charge of Poisoning Her Family.
PrrrsBi'iui, April 21. Mary Stewart, a
girl 10 years of ag-i, is under arrest at Mc
Keesport on a charge of poisoning hr
mother, two sisters and a 4 year old broth v
James, from the effect of which the litt le
boy died Sa'urday. The Stewart family
lived in the most wretched of poverty-
stricken quarters iu McKeesporL
The Girl Denies the Accusation.
The doctor on arriving suspected thst
they had taken arsenic, and admin isten-d
the proper remedies. He, iu the meantime,
instituted an inquiry, and found that tl ie
family had beon takeu ill on partaking f
some soup prep i red by the daughter Mar,
strongly impregnated with arsenic. Mai y
Stewart, who is in jail, denies having put
the arsenic io the soup.
The Chicago Hutts on Trial.
Chicago, April 9). The conference be
tween the arbitrating committees and tie
new Boss Carpenters' association Saturday
failed to bring about any settlement of tl a
strike, although it was expected by a great
many tbat it would. The question of
wages was but briefly discussed, and will lie
left for adjustment to the next meeting of
the committees. The new association hits
recognized the carpenters' union and granted
eight hours, and now the only questions to
be settled are those of wages and the nu n
ber of men the bosses can employ.
The World's fair director; ut Chicago
have decided to iucreas j the capital sto-k to
Teller Pope, who stole ftiO.lttJO from the
IjOUisville City National ba o some tin
ago, has been arrest 1 in -SewMeao.
The delegates to the P.iu Am tricin oi
fori nee left Washi igten C y Stturday
night at 11 o'clock ou a tour o; l . ,ou h.
Rev. B. F. Foster, of T iie-.t. Km., says
tbat 100,0(30 colored eop.e lr.-iu A itbiua
will settle in Oklahoma bjiorj J j I next.
London was "punted yellow" Sa'.urJay
by the Primrose league, the organization
whose purpose is to keep tha mamory of Du
A mob of 100 farmers took Steve Jacob,
colored, from jail at Fayettevilie, Tenn ,
Sunday and hung him. His crim wti
The bee-hive and box factory of Lewis
and Parks, at Watertown, Wis., burned Sat
urday, throwing 100 men out of work. Lots,
The 115th anniversaries of the fights ut
Lexington and Concord, Mass., at the be
ginning of the revolutionary war, were cele
brated at tbose places Saturday.
Tha magnificent steamer Puritan, with
400 passengers on board, ran on a reef s t
Hell Gate, New York harbor, Saturday and
hid to put back to her dock I-iaking bad y.
Supervisor Butler, of the New Jersty
state prison, was acquitted Saturday of the
charge made against him by the labor or
ganizations of violating the convict labor
Six miles of the finest oak aud chestnut
timber in the country, for a width of
quarter of a mile, has been destroyed I y
nre near nninneid, conn., ana toe nre is
A forest tire in the Germania distriot
New Jersey has destroyed 1,000 acres it
Valuable standing timber, besides the im
provements on a number of farms. Estl
mated loss, 1100,000.
The workmen in John P. Squire & Co.'s
big pork packing establishment at Boston,
about 000 in number, struck Saturday for a
ten-hour day and six days a week and tl in
crease per week in wages. The business wna
Ex -Governor Pollock, of Pennsylvania,
died Saturday, aged nearly -00. He servtd
three terms in congress and was the author
of the "In God We Trust" on the silver dol
lar. He had also held many othjr positions
in state aud national service.
As presaging political thiugs to come In
Illinois the result of a board of education
election at Austin, a Chicago suburb, may
be noted. 'I he German Lutherans carritd
the board. . They also carried the boat d
for school district No. 7, Maywood.
Murat Halstead has assumed control if
The Brooklyn Standard-Union, Brooklyn,
N. Y. Richard Smith will be editor-in-chief
of The Commercial Gazette, and Hs 1
atead's work on that paper will be confln4
to editorial articles over his own initials.
; Before a committee of the New York sta te
senate investigating municipal affairs i.t
gotham , Gen. Stone Saturday testified thit
it was impossible to obtain a franchise f jr
I anything without "Sieing" the aldermso.
I On man who told Stone that be must :
"seen" was D. E. Bowling, president of tie
board of aldermen in 187.
Exciting Scene in a Chicago Ev
AN ESHES APPOINTEE THEOWN OUT
Fartlsans of Klshop Dabs Apply Muscular
Christianity to the Solution of a Press
ing Problem Unseemly Occurrence In
the Presence of Women and Chldren
Rev. Mr. Vetter Forcibly Removed
Amid the Protests of His Friends.
Chicago, April 21. "Out with him," was
the cry that rang through a Christian church
in Chicago yesterday, and, suiting the action
to the word, angry men forcibly ejected
from the church a preacher of the gospel. It
was an outgrowth of the trouble in the Illi
nois conference of the Evangelical associa
tion, which resulted in the division of the
conference last week into two sections, each
claiming alone to possess the ecclesiastical
authority of the conference. The trouble
originated chiefly because of a division of
the three bishops of the church in America.
As all three are residents of Chicago, the lo
cal adherents of eich feel very bitter toward
the other. The split in the conference last
week was duly recorded in these dispatches.
and the two rivals made appointments of
preachers to all the churches before they ad
The Rival Hosts Come Together.
There is an enthusiastic German congre
gation of this denomination in the north
western section of the city. Recently they
built a neat little one-story church on Rock
well street, above North avenue, which they
call the Humboldt Park church. The pastor
has been Rev. Mr. Morloch. Yesterday
ended the church year and be was to preach
his farewell sermon, and under tha itinerant
system h.s successor was to be installed.
Accordingly the adherents and appointees
of both conferences were on hand, each de
termined to take possession of tha church
and install its pastor. The Wisconsin street
conference had appointed Rev. John Vetter,
and the Sheffield avenue conference licensed
Rev. A. Heilman.
Signal Given for Hostilities.
The Sunday school began at V-.SO a. m.,
and the church services were to begin an
hour later. All those interested were on
hand during the Sunday school Mr. Mor
loch was a member of the Dubs faction,
while Theodore Krueger, superintendent of
the school, reco-rnizel the authority of
Bishops Kshor and Bowman. Just lefore
the closing time for the school Mr. Heilman,
who was teaching a class in the rear of the
school, went forward and whisperei to Mr.
Morloch. The pastor at once ascended the
pulpilt, ami seiz.ng a Bible closed his eyes as
in silent prayer. Mr. Heilman also went
upon the platform an I tapped the superin
tendent's hell and told the pupils that the
school would close with the sinking of a
And the Itifflrulty Itrg-lns.
SiiMTintendent Krucger at once rushed
forward and demanded to know upon what
authority ho close ! the school. While he
was talking Mr. Net ter went forward also.
Just as he reached a point immediately in
front of the chancel a man named Hints
sprang np from a chair alongside him and,
as Mr. Vetter claims, crabtied him by the
throat. Mr. Heilman jumped down from
the pulpit and across the chancel rail and
seized him by thn shoulder, while several
others also leaped up from their seats and
grasped bun. Instantly there was a furious
A Scene of Fanlc and Uproar.
'Out with him!" "Out with him!" aud
similar cries lu Gerimu ooiumingled with
the cries of women and children. To add to
the confusion the church was seated with
loose chairs. The frightened women aud
children attempted to rush out of the build
ing ahead of the men, who were half push
ing, half carrying the struggling pastor,
etter, mid lu the rush the chairs were
tipped over, and the people fell over them.
Some of the children who got out of the
church were crying, and screaming, "Tbey
are killing our preacher. ".The friends of Mr.
etter, acting under legal ail vice, made uo
attempt to rescue their paster, but gave
vent to their anger and indignation in a
manner that only added to the row.
The Kshnr Man "Fired Out.'
At last the ejecting party reached thedoor
with the preacher, and pushed him down the
steps in a very hurried manner. He was
pretty well exhausted, and his coat badly
needed the attention of a tailor. Then he
produced his license, and demanded read
mission to the church, or, at least, that he
might be allowed to go back after his hat.
Mr. Heilman, who stood in the doorway,
said he cared nothing for his Lat, and re
fused to let him come in. His hat was
brought to hi in, and be left for home.
Now Thry Will Go to Law.
Several of his friends remained in the
church. tine ot them. J. Muenzineer, a
trustee, began to express his indignation,
and he and the others were told very em
phatically that tbey must keep quiet or they
would have to go as Mr. Vetter did. Rev.
Mr. Morloch then preach his sermon. He
deplored the scene, but said that Christ was
the only bishop they were recognising at
present. The feeling between the factions is
very high and that section of the city is
greatly excited over the affair. It is certain
that the end is not yet and other courts than
those ecclesiastical will be called upon to
sjttle the trouble.
THEY ARE PLAY.NG BALL.
The Two Great Aggregations Opea the
Keaaon A Brotherhood Day.
Chicaoo, April CI. The League and
Brotherhood opened the ball season Satur
day with a blare of trumpets, a boom of
drjins, aud amid the plaudits of tens of
thousands of people. It was not exactly a
warm day for the League. Curiosity to i
the new aggregation gave it a phenomenal
success in coaxing the half-dollars outof the
pockets of the base ball enthusiasts, and at
Boston, Titlsburg and New York, where
the rival combinations opened in opposition
the Brotherhood had the people by a large
majority. At these three places the openings
were attended with the pomp and circura
stance of brass binds, big drum majors, and
Some Figures on Attendance.
But the Boston Brotherhood played to 12,
000 people, and the League to only 3,000. It
was worse at Pittsburg, tor V.000 sovereigns
and others yelled their joy, and cussed .or
commended the umpire at the Brotherhood
grounds, while but 713 actual official
count held down the seats at the League
grounds. At New York the disparity of at
tendance was also great, the League experts
showing their skill to 5,000 people, while the
Brotherhood was smiled upon by 13,000. The
bright spot in the whole field for the League
was at Cincinnati, where 20,000 seats in tha
club grounds were occupied by able-bodied
citizens, a spectacle which made "the old
man" Anson's smile broaden until it met at
the back of his neck.
The Scores Tbey Made.
Following is the record of the League's
first days play: At Boston Brooklyn 9,
Boston 15; at ew York Philadelphia 4,
New York 0; at Cincinnati Chicago 5, Cin
cinnati 4; at Pittsburg Cleveland 2, Pitts
Brother boo I : At Boston Brooklyn Bos
ton 3; at New York Philadelphia 12, New
York 1 1 ; at Buff ilo Cleveland 2, Buffalo 23
at Pittsburg Chicago 11, Pittsburg 2.
American association (Saturday.) At
Philadelphia Rochester 3, Athletic 2; at
Louisville St. Louis 3, Louisville 5; at
Columbus Toledo 10, Columbus 13; at
Brooklyn Syracuse 18, Brooklyn 12; (Sun
day) at Brooklyn Syracuse 8, Brooklyn 0
at Columbus Toledo 9, Columbus 4; at
Louisville Three innings played when St.
Louis went off the field because the umpire
decided that a ball batted into the crowd did
not limit base runners to two bases, but only
batsman Louisville V, St. Louis .
Western association (Saturday): At Min-
neajxilis Milwaukee 4, Minneapolis 15; at
Dee Moines Su Paul 10, Des Moines 17; at
Denver Omaha 0, Denver 12; at Kansas
City Sioux City 5, Kansas City ; (Sunday)
at St. Paul Dee Moines 4, St Paul 9; at
Milwaukee Minneapolis 7, Milwaukee 8; at
.Kansas City Slonx City 7, Kansas City &
Frghtful Accident at an
SOOEES OF PEOPLE BADLY HURT.
A Bridge Gives Way and Two Hundred
Go Down In the Ruins List of the Seri
ously Injured Three Men Suffocated In
a Mine The Deadly Cyclone In Ala
bama Novel Experience of a Cham
bermaid Other Mishaps.
Springfield, Ohio, April 21. A public
baptism service in Buck creek was changed
into a baptism of blood yesterday afternoon
by the collapse of a crowded bridge upon
which fully two hundred people were stand
ing. Four persons were fatally injured and
fifty were seriously hurt. The crowd had
gathered to witness the ceremony of baptis
ing several members of the TWd Baptist
church, colored, and over two thousand peo
ple were assemble 1 on the banks and tha
bridge. Eleven p3rsons were to be baptized
by Elder D. B. Green, pastor of the church.
The crowd upon the Limestone street bridge
and the adjoining bridge over Warder's race
was especially iarge. The bridge over the
race was about seven feet wide and formed
a continuance of the sidewalk approach. It
was supported only by a stone wall under
neath, from n hich it projected, and a few
iron stringers eaten out by rust.
Down with a Crash.
Just before the first candidate for liaptism
was sent into the water there was a scream
and a crash, and fully 150 people were
launched fifteen feet below into the race
amid the debris and timber, twisted iron and
masses of loosened rock. The sight was hor
rifying, and the women lining the bank
fainted by dozens. The main bridge sank
six inches at oue corner, and as the crowd
rushed back ironi it panic-stricken it was
heard to crack ominously. The people were
driven back by a few cool-headed men, and
another catastrophe was averted.
The Miracle of the Disaster.
The work of rescue was commenced at
once, and nearly every physician in the city
was summoned. It is marvelous that no
one was killed outright. Among the 150
"who went down many held fast to large
stone slabs from the abutment, and were
only able by fearful efforts to keep their
heads above water, while their limits and
bodies were being crushed and mutilated by
the timbers and stones. Mayor Burnett and
detail of po ice, es-isted by the patrol force
aud Westeru enrine hous tirenien, were
promptly ou thesjiot, and did heroic service.
List of the Itailly Hurt.
Out of the fifty or more wounded the fol
lowing are the niot serious: A. Lehman,
66 years old; Taylor, right leg shatter
ed below the knee and back hurt; Mrs. C.
D. Myers, riht leg broken and hedl par
tially torn off; Harry Myers, son of the
above, scalp torn completely off and arm
broken in four places cannot live; Mrs.
William Boston, colored, hip broken and in
ternal injuries; B F. Pay, scalp torn offuii'
til it hung like a flap over face; W. II. Burns,
an aged man, fracture of thigh, possibly fa-
til; Mr. Charles Morgan, arm- broken in two
places and severe gash in the bead her lit
tie bou George was with her, and both
under, water but the child escaped unin
jured; Miss Ella Ray, ankle broken and in
ternal injuries; Mrs. Margaret Flaunery,
left arm broken in two places, eibow joint
crushed, anil right arm broken at the shoul
der, likely to prove fatal owing to advance.!
age; Horace Keifer, son of ex-Sioaker Gen,
Warren Keifer, arm broken in two places;
Miss Nettie Heath, head and chest crushed;
Andrew Burke, head fractured and other
wise injured; Miss Clara Stokes, head aud
Many others Mere slighly hurt. Thou
sands visited the scene of the calamity, and
the town is in a fever of excitement over tha
accident. The bridge has been weak and r-l-
most unsafe for some tuna..
WENT BY PNEUMATIC TUBE.
Terrifying Hut Harmless Accident
Stokane Falls, Wsh.. April 21. Cham
bermaid Annie Martin, from Chicago, was
blown headlong through a pneumatic tube at
the new Hotel Spokane yesterday, and
barely escaped death. In some way she
was caught by the wiugs of the ven
tilating fan and hurled into the
sheet-iror. pipe which carries fumes
from the kitchen. The fan, which is a
huge affair, was making 1,2 Cj revolutions a
minute, and the blast drove the unfortunate
girl up the escape pie to the point where it
narrowed at the second story. Here her
clothing wedg d ber fast. Her muffled
screams brought help, the pip3 was cut just
below where she had lodged, and the pris
oner was released, lia.lly frightened, but
MISUNDERSTOOD THE ORDER.
Three Men Asphyxiated In a Mine at
LaSaLLK, Ills.. April 21 Throe miuer
working in shaft No. 2, of the Spring Valley
Coal company's mines were smothered while
fighting fire yesterday morning. Fire
started during the night in a lower level.
At 10 o'clock Superintendent John Eustice
with a gang of men, went below to attempt
checking the flames. TL. y sent back orders
which were understood to be to shut off the
air supply. Tha shaft quickly filled with
gas and before assistance could be given
Superintendent Eustice, Ji. P. A key son, and
Jacob Williamson were suffocated. Their
two companions were rescu ed tiefore they
lost consciousness and aided in bringing up
the three holies
DEATH IN THE
From Nine to Fifteen People
Ozark, Ala., April 21. The upper portion
of Geneva county was visited by a destruc
tive tornado late Saturday afternoon.
Houses, barns aud fences were torn t
pieces. The country is thinly populated.
No towns were struck. One report places
the number of persons killed or fatally in
jured at nine, and another at fifteen.
A Sorry Memory for the Husband.
Niwark, N. J., April 21. Mrs Mary Mo
Arthur, of 28 South Fifth street, Harrison,
was fatally burned yesterday. Her husband
had found fault beciuse the dinner was
late. While she was hurrying to take the
dinner from the stove ber clothing caught
fire. She ran to the top of the house and
back to the street before she was caught
and the fl-tmes extinguished. All her cloth
ing was burned, and her body was a mass of
Demolished the Custom House.
Port Huron, Mich., April 21. The steam
ship Roumania came into the river Satur
day, and as she bjgan to make a landing
ber rudder chain broke, and the huge ves
sel crashed into the dock, ploughing up the
bank for a distance of fifty feet. The boat's
bow ran through the center of the custom
house, completely demolishing it, besides
damaging another buildiug. Loss, ( 15,000.
A Fatal Flirtation.
New York, April 21. John H. Griffith, a
young tailor of 104 Bayard street, in at
tempting yesterday ti jump across an area
way between his room and the roof an ad
joining house where some girls with whom
he had struck up a flirtation were standing,
missed his footing, fell to the pavement
sixty-five feet below, and was instantly
The Fire Fiend In Japau.
Bah Frakcisco, April 21. Steamers ar
riving yesterday brought Yokohama news
to April 1. More disastrous fires have oc
curred in Japan. On March 25 300 bouses
were burned at AomarL The day after over
500 buildings were destroyed at Noshiro and
over 300 at Miinuro. The latter fire raged
Two Men Drowned.
Philadelphia, April 21. Daniel Mitch
ell, aged 4, and Joseph Kaai, aged 22, were
drowned by the upsetting of a skiff ia the
Delaware yesterday. Three other men who
were in the boat were saved after being in
OF THE SPRING SEASON. 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
A.T POPULAR PRICES,
Ia always to be found at
Robt, Kiause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA-
Which are good Fitters
the water two hours. Tlio party haJ start
ed out to t-ind the dy fishing.
Ran Ovrr a Little Child.
Cairc., Ill, April 19 The south-bound
pasen?er train on the Motile and Ohio road
Saturday ran over a child, cutting iT U.tli
its ligs at the knee. The child was lying on
the track apparently a-.le.-p, and around
itself just as the cow cat. h-r of the mgine
Srveoty l!nrm Crnnated.
Brook LV s, Afril 21 The stables of con
tractor Henian Clark, in Slculien i-tr. et,
were burned last night, -ven'y borsts
perished in the flames. Ixs-, 10,m0.
Set the House Afire with lier ripe.
Kalamazoo, Mich., April 19 In the in
quest on the bodies burned at Berlaniont
Friday the verdict was that the fire caught
from Mrs. Toll's pipe.
AMENDE A LA. PULITZER.
The World Make a Curious Sort ot
New York, April 2). The following ed
itorial In the World is the talk ot the town:
"The interview with ex-President Orover
Cleveland, published in the World of Thurs
day last, has excited considorabl i comment
in the press throughout the country. After
a thorough investigation we are satisfied
that all Mr. Cleveland said for publication
of a personal character was contained in
the first fourteen lines of the remarks at
tributed to him, and thtt be di 1 not use the
coarse and intemperate personal expre-sions
accredited to bim in a subsequent portion of
Kot That Kind of Man.
The friends of Mr. Cleveland will scarcely
need this assurance, as they well know that
such language is foreign to his tempermeut
and custom, and all will readily credit bis
explanation in view of the dignified yet mod
est manner in which be has always borne
himself on all occasions since his retirement
from the presideucy has won public admira
tion and is the best guarantee tbat he is in
capable of puttiug hiuisilf on a level with
Made Money ton Haptdly.
Chicaoo, April 21. The wife of E. J.
Lehman, who is known all over the north
west as the proprietor of the "Fair" in this
city, has av plied for a conservator for his
estate, valued at f 3,000,000, as be is ins sne.
Mr. Lehman is only SJ years old and has
made all his money since the fire, beginning
as a newsboy. Kis cane is one of tin many
which show that a man may grow rich too
fast, as it was his intense app ication to bus
iness that built bis fortune and wrecked bis
This powder never varies. A ai arret of 'pnrltr.
strength and wholesonuiess. More ecouomica
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in
compeatloo wita Oie multitude of low test, saort
weight alnm or prpbospfaate powders . tkl4 ol
can. KoTai. Basin f owdih Co., IU Wall
St M. T
The First Rational bank of Rock Island, nis..)
located at Bock Island, in the state of Illinois, is
clostof apitsfffitrs. All note holders aadohers.
creditors of sM Association, are therefore hereby
notified to present tas notes and other claims
against the Association for payment.
Tailor Made Clothing
received of Stubley & Co., a shipment of their
1622 SEOOISTX) -A-VZEISTTJIE.
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll nuies, Roys' Express Wagons, Base Bills and Bals, Rubber Balls, etc.
Also fall line of .
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUITLIES
Writing Pspcr, Tablet. Ink, Slates, Lead and Slste Pencils, Etc.
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The latest tl. sign of the long series of ALADDIN Stoves. This ia beautiful ia
its ornamentation, novel in many of its fcatnres-is bound to be a Rood seller
buy no ot" rmme lLi8 8tTC 'U Sd tot fUr WenS 11 I "
I have of course . supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This baa be
-?Ph?7 th.at a " beiD CP! Cd M f " M theT d" o unscrupulous part"., but
!" be ceived-buy "e Round Oak-made by P. D. Beckith. I am the to"
- 6v...o as cn as oiutr
Cor. Third avenue
-J". "W. JOITES-
Dealer in New and
Second Hand Goods
The hlghes orice paid for goods of anr kind.
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAHUFACTCaiB OF CBACKXSI AID BISCUITS.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best
rr Specialties; The Christy "OTSTIB" and the Christy "WAFIB."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
And Japanese Mattings.
compare largf st stock of Carpetinf s, Mattin8 and
WEST OP CHICAGO. '
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 West Third Street, Opp. Muooic Temple, DAVENPORT.
Avenue, Dealer In-
desirable goods. Hardware, etc.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER.
and Twentieth St., Rock Island.
Will trade, sell q'r bay anything.
No. 1614 Second Avenne.