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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1890.
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THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Thcbsday, Mat 8, 1890.
HlADqUlBTIlU fiT ATS DSHOCRATIO CKS-
TBAL UOMVnTBB OF ILLINOIS,
Chicago, 111.. March 6th, 1890.
The Democratic State Central Committee mrt
at the Palmer house in thin city on the 6th day of
March, 1890. and authorized the Issuance of the
The democrats of Ill'nola will meet In state
convention at Springfield on Wednesday, June 4.
imtO. for the purpose of nominating candidates for
the following state officers to be Toted foron Tues
day, November 4th, 1890, to wit;
One 'I reaurer.
One Superintendent of Public TnstrticMon. and
' Three Trustees of the University of llllnoi
At tlie meeting of the state central committee
the following resolution was passed, and an ex
iire'slon of news, a In said resolution asked. Is
"Invited. Tho chairman and secretary of each
county convention are requested to report the ac
tion of their respective conventions to the secre
tary of the stare central committee ss soon as It
uisy he bad. The resolution is u follows :
-Inasmuch as the propriety of nominating a
candidate for tbe United States senate by the
state convention has been extensively agitated
throughout the state, it is suggested to county
conventions, to consider the expediency of snch
a course and instruct thoir delegates sccordlnglv "
Kacia motility shall be entitled to one deleente
for each four hundred votes cast for Cleveland
and Tburraan at the last presidential election,
and one delegate for each fractional part thereof
of two hundred votes or more,
tJEOKGB M. HAYNB3, Secretary.
fmlrr this call the Eleventh congressional
district Is entitled to delegates as follower Rock
Island ; MeroerS; Henderson 8; Warren 5; Ate
1) motwh 8; Schuyler 5; Hancock 10. .
Thk attendance of Postmaster Wells at
tbe "love feast" in Chicago Tuesday,
indicates that that effusive gentleman
isn't to be kept quiet by any compunc
tions ot civil service reform or the atten
tion to federal duties for which he is paid
to look after.
Macomb Eagle: It begins to looks as
if Mr. Ocst who is making a feeble at
tempt to tepresent this district in con
gress is not going to have everything
his own way in tbe republican con g res
atonal convention. This makes the Eagle
feel very sad, as we are decidedly in favor
of the nomination of Mr. Oest, for several
reasons, not necessary to mention. We
regret to see that Capt. Turnbull, of Mon
mouth, is coming to the front in a ltvely
manner. There may be other republican
would-be statesmen in the district who
also have tbe congressional bee buzzing
In their bonnets. These men ought to
stand back and give tbe Rock Island
statesman a fair chance.
In his first annual message to the city
council Major McConochie seems to have
taken particular pains to lavish indiscrim
anate praise on the heads of departments
men who owe their official position to
the mayor's appointive powers. This,
we think, will be regarded by the public
as ill-timed and uncalled for. Those
o (Tlcers who are doing their duty are
imply fulfilling what is naturally ex
pected of them and what they should do
without any fulsome flattery. But when
an official is derelict and palpably neglect
ful of work allotted to him and for which
he is puiil, the mayor's adoration falls on
the ear with a raspioir sound. On the
whole Mayor McConochie's appointments
have been good, but he should not spoil
the effect by an overdose of "taffy."
If the mayor had said what he had to
say In about half the words, his message
would be easier to digest. In many re
specta bis ideas are excellent and deserv
log of careful consideration. The me
asge appears in full in anolher part of
Gold is said to have been discovered at
Dunnode, iu the western part of Cork
Theodore Thomas, the well-known mu
sician, married Miss Roue Fay iu Chicago
Hon. C. P. Clurks.m. father of First As
sistant PoMmanter General (.'hirksou, died
at Des Moines Tuesday.
Muj. William II. Joyce, well known in
Grand Army and journalistic circles, died
at Providence, It. I., Tuesday.
E. E. Ha-iner, of Independence, la., has
teen appointed by Governor Buies iuspec
tor general of the Iowa nationul guard.
Eddie, the 13-year-old sou of Frank
Sx-ribner, of Hillsboro, N. II., hunjred him
elf Tuesday because he had been punished
the day before.
Frauds involving the sum of about flO,-
000,000 annually are said to have been' dis
covered in the customs department at
The great cantilever bridire which spans
Xhe Colorado river on the Atlantic and Pa
cific railway near the Needles, Cal., was
The big cracker plant of the F. A. Ken
nedy company, of Cambridge arid Chicago.
has been bought by a syndicate for the re
ported sum of ( 1,000,000.
The marriage of Miss Lily Hoxecraus,
daughter of Gen. Rosecrans, to Governor
Toole, of Montana, was solemnized at
Washington City, Wednesday.
The boiler of an entwine on the Atchison
road, pulling a freight train near Welling
ton, Kan., exploded Wednesday, scalding
the engineer to death and horribly scalding
ana mangling the fireman.
A. Ellwood Lancaster, a young Phila
delphia real estate dealer, has disappeared.
He la charged with having embezzled from
oO.OOu to eTO.OOO, intmsted to hirn by var
ious connaing persons ror investment.
The following named national banks
have been authorized to commence busi
ness: First National bank of Corvallla.
Ore, capital 130,000; Twin City National
bank, of New Brighton, JJinn., capital
At the meeting of the stockholders Cf the
Nickel Plate railway system at Cleveland
Wednesday, the net earnings for 1889 were
reported at $1,005,043. The net earnings of
the Lake Shore are reported to hare been
It la now estimated that the loss by the
burning of the Singer Hewing Machine
works at Elizabethport, N. J., Tuesday la
1760.000. The company will resume work
at once and only a few men will lose their
Coming Over to Visit Us.
BERLIX, May 8. The association of Ger
man ironmasters has accepted the invita
tion of the American institute of mining
engineers to visit he industrial districtaof
the United States. Over 100 ironmasters
Lave signified their intention to take part
in me excursion.
The Latent by Wire.
A foor house horror.
Norwich, N. T.. May 8. Fire at mid
night dest.-oyed the Chenango county
poor bouse, seven inmates were burned
KILLED BY HIS TENANT,
Putnam. Texas. May 8. Edgar Plait,
a wealthy citizen, was shot and thrown
in a well on his ranch last night. George
Fergnson, his tenant, is missing with his
effects and tbe swiftest horse on the
WAITERS WALE OCT.
Chicago, May 8. Tbe waiters In the
principal restaurants will strike today un
less their scale is signed. Four thous
and carpenters resumed work this morn
ing, their employers numerously signing
It Blows in Again at the' Na
M'KOJTiEY AND MILLS AT WOEK.
Synopsis of What They Said as a Starter
Capital Elite Shockml by Some High
Toned gtufToonery A Legation Attach
In DlRgTare The Senate Begins on the
Silver Bill A Reminder of Lincoln As
sassination on Exhibition Official
Washington City, May 8. When the
tariff debate opeued in the house yesterday
McKinley and Mills, the opposition lead
ers, were given unlimited time to make
their speeches. McKinley began by saying
that the last presidential election had set
tled the proposition that a revision of the
tariff was to be made, and that it was to be
made on tbe line of the principles of pro
tection. He defended the provisions in the
several schedules, and particularly noticed
the increase Of duties in farm products.
The committee had increased the duty on
raw wool and as a compensation tojnanu
facturers had also increased that on man
Reduction of tho Revenue.
As to the reduction in revenue effected,
the forty-nine articles put on the free list
would decrease receipts $61,900,000, while
the eighteen articles taken from the free
list would only increase the revenue $3,
400,000. He closed with a strong argument
in favor of the home market, and said that
in spite of the Democratic outcry that a
tariff robbed us of the foreign market our
exports bad increased continually under
protection. Regarding free raw material
he said that the provision for the return of
99 per cent, of the duty on imported mate
rials used in exported articles effectually
disposed of the Democratic contention, at
the same time preserving the principle or
M ills Takes the Floor.
McKinley's speech was replied to by
Mills. He began with the iron industry as
the base of all manufactures and claimed
that between 1870 and 1873 imports of pig
iron rose from 2,500,000 tons to 7,000,000
tons, while in the same period the domes
tic product rose from 52,000,000 tons to
119,000,001a, showing, as he said, that in
creased imports increased tbe demand for
Ridicule for Agricultural Protection.
He ridiculed the Republican hesitation
regarding hides, and said the duties on
agricultural products had been put in tbe
bill to fool the farmer. There was no im
portation of agricultural products to speak
of; only 1. Wo bushels of wheat had been
imported last year, 2.3S8 bushels of corn
and 16 bushels of rye. The duty on cab
bage was also ridiculed. The bill was
cabbage-head bill. The home market was
a big one, but the home and foreign mar
ket was a bigger. The surplus was con
stantly increasing and what was congress
going to do about it?
He Warns the Republicans.
The Republicans might pass their bill.
but it had a Hell Gate to go through after
it left the house and senate. He did not
expect to hinder the Republicans from
passing this bill. He wanted them to con
front the people, and when they had
preached their sermons and told the peo
ple how good the Republicans had been,
and how in the name of the people they
had cast out devils, the people would say:
"Get thee behind me, Satan." The Demo
crats would not impede the passage of the
bill, but when the Republicans ap
peared before the great American people,
after passing this measure, may the Lord
have mercy on their souls.
THE PROCEEDINGS IN CONGRESS.
The Senate Takes t'p the Silver BUI and
the Honse the Tariff.
Washington' City, May 8. Among the
bills introduced in the senate yesterday
were the following: For the organization
of a "Grand Army of Labor" (Plumb, by
request); to establish a public farm in ev
every county in the country; providing for
the liability ctt corporations for injuries to
employes under all circumstances; mak
ing the pension for loss of both hands
or feet, both eyes, or a hand and foot $100
per month, and for other losses of limbs
less amounts, but providing that where
more than one disability exists the pen
sioner shall receive the pension for each;
authorizing the interstate commerce com
mission to investigate charges of railway
Interference with elections by issuing
passes or employing agents. The army
and military academy bills were reported.
Several bills of no general importance
were passed. The bill to transfer the rev
enue inariue service to the navy depart
ment was briefly debated, and then as per
order the silver bill was taken up.
Sherman offered an amendment cov
ering into the treasury the fund for the re
demption of national bank notes. Teller
moved to amend the amendment so as to
provide that no funds available for re
demption of the national debt lie kept in
the treasury in excess of $110,000,000. With
the bill pending conference reports were
agreed to on bills for public buildings at
Cedar Rapids and Burlington, la.; Lafay
ette, Ind., and Ashland, Wis. An execu
tive session was then held and the senate
As soon as the house wan ready for busi
ness it went into committee on the tariff
bill, and McKinley opeued the debate in its
favor. Mills followed in opposition, and
the house took recess to 8 p. in. At the
evening session speeches were made for the
bill by O'Donnell of Michigan and Post of
Illinois, and against it by Stewart of Geor
gia and Kilis of Kentucky, and the house
adjourned at 10:25.
RUFFIANISM AT A BALL.
Washington City's "400" Scandalized by
Washington City, May 8. TheX) of
Washington City are excited over the dis
graceful orgies that were enacted at a ball
given at a suburban club, which is oue of
the most exclusive social organizations In
this country. Its members are among the
leaders of social movements at Newport
and Lenox during the summer seasons, and
many of them are connected with the var
ious foreign legations. Champagne flowed
like water. The majority of the men threw
off all restraint, and acted in a manner
that might have done for a stag party.
The Ringleader Danced the Can-Can.
The ringleader in the orgies was a hand
some and accomplished young secretary of
legation, representing one of the leading
courts of Europe. He waavery hilarious
and insisted on dancing the can-can. It is
said that when some of the women ex
pressed their displeasure and talked of go
ing home, the young secretary ordered
that the doors of the establishment be
closed and that none be allowed to leave.
Then, with several other young men,
among them being some New Yorkers,
members of the Knickerbocker and Union
clubs, a set was formed, and some of the
high kicking indulged in would compare
with that exhibited on the variety stage.
Indignant Young Women.
A young woman narrowly escaped be
ing kicked in tbe face. By way of variety
the dashing secretary wound up the danc
ing by turning a somersault. He had
partaken too freely of wine to be very
steady on his feet, and after alighting on
the waxed floor he slipped and fell, strik
ing on his head. For several minutes Jie
was unconscious. Several young women
creamed. One young woman, the daugh
ter of a high official who has lately come
to Washington, and is therefore not accus
tomed to the gayeties of Washington life,
demanded that her carriage be sent for,
and threatened, If she were not permitted
to depart, terrible consequences would en
sue. The privilege was accorded her, and
several other women followed her exam
ple. Some of their escorts were in no cou
dltjon to accompany them. . -
One young woman told her fathe , and
it is understood that ho called at tht lega-
tion to which the secretary is attached and
told tbe minister that if his secretary were I
not recalled by his government he 'ronld
proceed to make trouble. Since thei the
secretary has spoken of a contemplated
trip abroad, which would prevent b ia ap
pearance at Newport. A wealthy New
York state congressman, who is a bache
lor, and a senator who has a nationi 1 rep
utation as "one of the boys," are members
of the club. While they were guilty of no
improprieties they are trembling in their
boots for fear they will be mixed up in the
matter,, in which case they might n ot be
returned here by their constituencies.
Tom Jones and His Skiff.
Washington Citt, May 8. Tlomas
Jones, the man who was discharged from
the navy yard last winter for aiding John
Wilkes Booth to escape, and the skifl used
in ferrying Booth across the Potomac, will
be two of the attractions at the Atlanta,
Ga., exposition net fall. Jones and those
interested believe there will be a barrel of
money for them at the exposition, a tui if
the opening there comes up to their ex
pectations a tour of the southern s tates
will be made, and Jones and his bo it be
placed on exhibition in the principal cities
To Refund a Rebel Exaction.
Washington Citt, May 8. The house
committee on war claims has reversed its
action in reporting adversely the bill in
troduced in the house by McComas appro
priating $231,500 to reimburse the towns
of Hagerstown, Frederick and M (idle
town, Md., for a refund of ransoms levied
and exacted by Gen. Early in July, lMtt.
Contracted for Projectiles.
Washington city, May . The navy
department has awarded the Cnrpenter
Steel company, of Reading, Pa., a con
tract for about $300,000 worth of armor
piercing projectiles These projectiles
will be made after the European method
of treating metal used fortius purpose.
Senator Kdiuunds 111.
Washington Citv, May 8. Senate rEd
rounds is confined to his house by aa at
tack of rheumatism. His condition it not
regarded as serious.
GEN. GRANT'S PHYSICIAN.
The Doctor Who So Faithfully AtNnded
III in III and Poverty-stricken.
New York, May . The Tribune says
Dr. John H. Douglas, who attended Gen.
Grant during his last illness and gave up
his lucrative private practice in New York
to stay at Mt. McGregor iu constant watch
over the dying general, is now lying i i the
Presbyterian hospital stricken with raraj
jrsis and in poverty. Dr. Douglas, who is
fid years old, lost his own heulth at the led-
side of Gen. Grant. When his f;reat pa
tient died Dr. Douglas returned to New
lorK, but be was so puleebled an 1 so
broken down that he could not resume his
private practice. He went south, but was
no) beuetited, and in pursuit of lieall h he
His Wife's Struggle for a Living.
Mrs. Douglas tripd to repair the fortunes
of her home by starting a boarding h use
at Bethlehem, Pa. She made herself high
ly popular amoug the Bethlehem students
and her bouse is qow filled with boarders.
But her health, too, has given way u ider
hard and unaccustomed work, and al
though she has nianaiHl to aupport her
self and her two daughters, 14 and 15
years old, she ha not made money, and
has been compelled to give up the st rug
gle. Her lease will expire on May 20 and
she is exceedingly anxious to find some oue
who will take the boarding house off her
An Appeal to New York.
It is a sad story, and it is almply amaz
ing that a man of the record of Dr. Doug
las should, in his distress and poverty,
have been put to so much poverty and in
convenience. Mrs. M. F. Hogglaud, the
president of the Shakspearian club of New
York city, brought the case to the at en
tion of The Tribune in a letter, in which
ahe said: '-Is there not enough gpuero-iity
among the good and wealthy ini'u of New
York city to put this man iu comfortable
quarters, such as Dr. Douglas deserves?
Will not the physicians f New York rully
and see that thjr brother is propt-rly
THEODORE THOMAS WEDDED.
The Musical Conductor Marries a Clileiigo
CinrAoo, May 8. A lithe, slender and
graceful brunette aod a tall, w-ll-proior-tioned
and handsome man stood last ni;;ht
before the altar of Ascension Episcopal
church, from which a wealth of i he
choicest products of tbe conservatory slied
their delicate fragrance, and spoke t he
words that made them man and wifc. One
was Miss Rose Fay, grand-daughter of --.he
late Rt. Rev. John Henry Hopkins, frst
Episcopal bishop of Vermont, and sister of
C. N. Fay, Chicago capitalist, and the
other Theodore Thomas, the world re
nowned composer and conductor. Rtvs.
Larrabee and Upjohn officiated. Profes-ior
Clarence Eddy presided at the organ and
plaved airs selected by Mr. Thorns him
self. The Invited (iuests.
About 100 of the elite of Chicago and
other cities had been bidden as gues-ts.
Among those from Chicago were Cytns
II. McCorruick, N. K. Fairbank, Marsh ill
Field and Potter Palmer, and among
those from New York vre the groom's
children, Minna Thomas, Hector Thom
as, Marian Thomas, and Hinnian
Thomaa. The bride was costumed
in a dream of cream white gat in,
combined with satin brocaded with roses,
and adorned with Roman pearls and rich
duchesse lace. The only ornaments wo ru
were pearls and moonstones.
Reception and Wedding Gifts.
After the ceremony there was a reci p
tion at the residence of the bride's broth sr,
for which 200 invitations were issued and
at an early hour t he happy couple left lor
Cincinnati, where the groom is to conduct
the May musical festival.
Among the large number of weddi lg
gifts those from t he Philharmonic society, of
New York, and the Amateur Musical club,
of Chicago, were especially beautiful. The
former is a magniticent piece of china and
silver from the World's exposition at
Paris and the latter a heavy piece of plate
an enormous salad bowl.
A PERJURED CORONER'S JURY.
It Declares the Slayers of Leaphart Un
known In Spite of Evidence.
Columbia, S. C, May 8. The iuquent
over the body of Willie Leaphart, who wia
shot to death in his ceil in Lexington by a
mob of men, was held in Lexington Tues
day. During the progress of tbe inquest
the following men were identified as hav
ing assisted and taken part in the assassin
ation: F. C. Caughman, A. Mark),
Pearce Taylor, Thomas Seay, George Kuy
aer, and James Oglesby. The jury re
mained out ten minutes and returned wit!)
the remarkable verdict that Willie Leaj
hart came to his death by gunshot wounds
at the hands of persons unknown)
A Most Outrageous Case.
The case presents one of the most Inde
fensible outrnges ever committed. The teti
timony of tbe girl, Rose Cannon, was very
weak, and it has since been shown by let
ters from her that she did not know wh )
the criminal was: also that she has state I
that she was not assaulted at all. In fact ,
the evidence upon which a respite wa
granted was considered by Judge Wallaci
and Governor Richardson most ample. Th
sheriff was notified that the jail would t
attacked, but took no precautions. Tho
governor will probably offer a large re
ward for the conviction of the murderer
or any one of them, and the solicitor wil I
present the names of the six men he has to
the grand jury.
- Conceded the Men's Demand.
Chicago, May 8. President Bailey, o:!
the Chicago Malleable Iron works, ban
conceded the demands of his employes.ant'
' they will return to work,
The Loiigrje Pointe Disaster
Won Than Reported.
LATEST ESTIMATE ON THE DEAD.
More Than a Probability That 150 Lost
Their Lives The Ruins Believed To Be
Full of Corpses Insane Men and
AVomen Supposed to Have Fertshed by
Room Fulls Terrible Disaster to a Fer
ryboat Nine Persons Drowned In the
Montreal, May 8. The last report of
the Longue Pointe asylum authorities to
the legislature showed that there were
1,780 inmates instead of 1,300 as recently
stated. The general opinion now isjthat at
least 130 inmates were burned to death. It
is now known that many of the wards were
locked up and the firemen did not reach
them to break in the doors, so that whole
rooms full of inmates perished. The pa
tients are now confined in houses in the
vieinity and are being cared for comfort
A Correct Kstimate Impossible.
The walls that were left standing Tues
dry night fell in yestercay, and now only
a heap of debris remains, beneath which
are buried thcremains of scores of human
beings. The Sisters who were in charge of
the institution say that it is utterly impos
sible to tell how muny perished. Sister
Therese, the lady superior, admits that at
least fifty have been burned to death, but
Dr. Duquet, the government inspector,
savs that 100 will be nearer the figure.
When the fire started the inmates rushed
indiscriminately. Hundreds eluded the
keepers and escaped to the city and the
surrounding Amntry. Until the scattered
inmates are found it will be impossible to
present a correct death roll.
Six Nuns Among tlte I.nt.
Six nuns have been burned to death.
Thev were all young tertiary nuns, that is,
lay Sisters who took the oath of chastity
and celibacy, but who had no voice in the
management of the community. One of
these, Sister Marie Grovel, was so ill in the
infirmary that she was unable to move.
Four other Sisters ran to her rescue, but
all five perished in the flames. Mother
Labia, who la-longed to the Sacred Heart
order, was an inmate of the "furious1
ward, and when the fire broke out refused
to be removed. She was rescued with the
greatest difficulty, but no sooner had she
been taken from the point of danger than
she broke away from the attendants aod
rushing into the burning building perished
in the Haines.
An Incendiary Maniac's Work.
There is uo doubt now that the fire was
the work of one of the craz.y patients. Dr.
Duquet, the government iuseet6r, gives a
thrilling account of the outbreak of the
fire, which leaves no room for doubt that
it was of incendiary origin. It was near
noon, and the Sisters in charge of the var
ious wards of the female department were
preparing for the usual noonday meal.
On the third flat of the female wing was
the private ward for pay patients, and in
the rear of the latter waa a large bath
room. It was in this bathroom that tbe
fire originated. There were no fires near
the spot, and the only explanation is that
the lire was started by one of the inmates.
The Kiiilaling a Perfect Fire Trap.
The building was a regular lire trap, and
the terrible loss of life is simply dae to the
disgraceful and cnlpahle neglect &( the
most elementary principles of saret-jfy
There were no division walls in the build
ings, and it was the easiest thing in the
world for the fire to communicate from
one portion of the building to another. No
provision was made for tire, and the fire
commissioner, who is now holding an in
vestigation, expresses the opinion that to
pile people in such a building was simply
to put them into a coffin to be cremated,
ne says that the fact that any inspector
should allow people to lie huddled in an
institution whii'h had no provision for fire
is a disgrace to the whole Dominiou.
Caring for the I'nfortunates.
The work of relieving the distressed in
mates wa pushed vigorously yesterday.
The big exhibition buildings in this city,
capable of holding hand reds, have been
stocked with beds and other necessities,
and many of the patients were moved
there last night. In tbe rear of the asy
lum are stables where about 100 men pa
tients were quartered Tuesday night under
the supervision of the Sisters and four
Montreul pojiceinen. The scene Is not one
to be easily descrilMHl and surely not to be
easily forgotten. Lying on heaps of straw,
sickly and feeble, luuatica were to be seen
moaning, gibla-ring, shrieking, twisting
and jumping. There were more sturdy
ones ou the floor around them. It made
one shudder to pass down between the two
large haymows in which were cubilned tbe
worst cns-s, so fierce was the expression of
DISASTER AT A FERRY.
A Naptlia Vuilit Capsized witb Fearful
Loss of Life.
Whkei.iko, W. Ya., May 8. The naph
tha yacht fiertruda, used as a ferry be
tweeu Wheeling and tho island where the
base ball park is located, was crowded
with eighteen people, besides the two men
in charge of the boat yesterday afternoon.
The game hud just closed and the people
rustied pell-mell into the boat, loading her
to the water's edge. One of the tiller ropes
pulled part of one of the women's dresses
iuto the pulley, clogging the wheel and
rendering the steering aparatus useless.
Swept I'nder a Sand Barge.
About the name time the naphtha tank
began to leak. The fuel ran down into the
geuerating cylinder. The engineer lost
coutrol of his machinery. The increased
amount of fuel caused the spet-d of the
yacht to increase, and she struck under the
sloping bow of a sand burge and turned
over. All of the passengers were thrown
Into the water, and the current being very
strong, and the big sand barge causing a
suction, nearly all of them went under its
flat bottom. The few who cjutig to the
yacht were little lietter off, for tlie little
boat was drawu under the barge almost
like a feather. There were several other
boats and skiffs near by at the time, but
they could not overtake the people float
ing in the swift current until several bad
suuk to rise no more.
Nine Fatalities Result.
Nine of the people in the boat were
drowned. They are supposed to be mem
bers of a gang of carpenters who were
working on the island. They came here
from Cambridge, O., only Tuesday. Will
iam English had a gash cut in his head,
and hiscase is critical, and several others
bad the narrowest of escapes.
Dr. Joseph It. Cummings, the venerable
president of the Northwestern university,
at Evanston, Ills., died suddenly Wednes
day of fatty degeneration of the bearfi
Funeral of Bishop Borgess.
Kalamazoo, Mich., May 8. The funeral
obsequies of tbe late Bishop Borgess took
place yesterday at St. Augustine's church.
The sermon was delivered by Bishop Jo
seph Dwenger, of Indiana, and pontifical
high mass was celebrated in the presence
of a great throng of people, among whom
were 200 dignitaries of the church.
Desperate Fight with Burglars.
Massillox, O., May 8. During a des
perate encounter Tuesday night between
Officers Hagen and Ertle and two masked
burglars, Hagen was shot through the
leg and beaten over the head with revol
vers, receiving four ugly gashes. One
burglar escaped and the other was caught.
Eighteen shots were exchanged.
Railway Wreck at Harvard, Ilia.
Harvard. Ills., May 8. In a railway
wreck here early yesterday morning,caused
by a passenger train running into a freight
train, twelve freight cars laden with mer
chandise were destroyed. One man nar
rowly escaped death, and several were
more or less injured. .
ST, JOHN'S APPEALS
s ' '
The Noted ProhibittoeiiAt on thfc
ITS EEOENT DECISION "INFAMOUS.'!
The "Original Packages" Opinion De
clared Worse Than Taney on Dred Scott
A "Monstrous Doctrine" Sustained in
Direct Conflict with the National Con
stitution One Other Tribunal To
Appeal To A Blast at the President.
CniCAGO, May 8. Governor Rt. John,
who is spending a few days in the city at
the Hotel Grace, in speaking of the recent
supreme court decision regarding the
Iowa prohibitory legislation characterized
it as the twin brother to the Dred Scott
decision. Continuing he said: "The re
cent decision of the supreme court of the
United States, to the effect that intoxl
eating liquors bought in one state can be
lawfully sold in another state in original
packages, notwithstanding such state pro
hibits such sale, is the most tin reasonable,
unjust, outrageous, and we will even say in
famous, that has ever disgraced aay judi
Sustains a "Monstrous Doctrine."
"This decision sustains the monstrous
doctrine that the low, vile, and vicious
classes, without let or hindrance, may in
vade a state with intoxicating liquors, and
there sell them in 'original packages,' and
thus debauch manhood and destroy the
peace and happiness of homes yea, e'en
immortal souls under the authority of
what is known as 'inter-state commerce
laws,' and that the people of auch state
have no lawful means of protecting them
selves against such outrages.
''Surely it was never intended by the
framers of our federal constitution that
congress should have power to pass laws
which would deprive a state of the right to
protect itself against any evil, the tenden
cy of which was to brutalize and demoral
ize its people. It seems to us that, in
stead of the decision of the supreme court
of Iowa being in conflict with the inter
state commerce laws, the original
package decision, which reverses Iowa's
court, is in dieect conflict, with the fed
eral constitution, for that instrument
declares that the object of civil govern
ment is to promote the general welfare of
the people; hence any act of congress or de
cision of any court, upholding, protecting,
or defending that which hundreds of years
of sad experience has taught the people de
ptroy their welfare, is so clearly opposed to
the fundamental principles upon which
our government is based that the original
package decision must necessarily lie
surprise to every intelligent citizen who
loves his home lietter than his party.
As to Popular Opinion.
"The decision was received with cheers in
every distillery, brewery, saloon, lieer gar
dn and bawdy house in the land. By com
parison it will make the Dred Scott de:
cision eminently respectable. According
to this decision all license laws, all pro
hibitory and other state laws regulating
the sale of intoxicating liquors are power-
erless to reach such as are brought from
another state, and sold iu original pack
ages. If congress has the power to thtis
protect the liquor traflic it has the power
to suppress it, and should exercise that
power promptly and effectually.
He W ho Hesitates Is I.ot.
"There is still one earthly tribunal,
-higher than I lie supreme court to which
thSase will now be taken, and that is the
people. vj't the voice of the people ring
out from icean to ocean, from Canada to
tbe gulf in condemnat ion of this judicial
assault upon the purity and safety of their
homes. There should he no half way bus
iness about this matter? -The result of tbe
contests between the home and saloon
brought about by old party trick
ery during the past year v in
New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhotfe
Island, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, re
enforeed by two saloons in the national
Capitol, the vice president's saloon in the
Shoreham, and the president's example at
the White House, followed up by this de
cision Mid another one ou a par with it,
just rendered by tbe supreme court of
Michigan in the interests of t he saloons
should, it seems to us arouse every lover
of God, home and country to action. From
this hour on he who falters or stands idly
byiuthe face of this combination to na
tionalize aud N-t-petiiate the rum power is
uuworthv the name of t'hristiuuor pa
A MOTHER'S SHOCKING CONFESSION.
Tlie Dremlfiil ( rliue she l'er-t rated to
Plca-te Her Loer. '
MAKIOX, Ind., May 8. In the trial of
John Sage, charges! with the murder of
Harry Cunningham. Eliza Sage, the di
vorced wife of tbe prisoner and the moth
er of the murdered child, was put ou the
stand. She testified that for weeks Sage
urged her to make away with the child;
that he told her that children were often
put to sleep aud never awoke, ami if her
child was thrown iu the water it would
never le found. June is. lssi he told her
finally the child must be disposed of or
be would never marry her. They stood
by the fence, and the. b-y ias rollicking
in the grass at their feci.
The Awful Crime Perpetrated.
Sage went away and she g.-tt lierml t lie
child in her arms and carried him a mile,
threw him into the creek, and hurried
away. During her recital the witness
showed uo evidence of emotion, exuept
when she described tha chilli's dress. Ik
was barefooted and wore a Hunboiinet,
flaum-l underclothes, a little gingham
dress aud a little apron. 1 During this part
of her evidence Mrs Sawe appeared ou the
verge of bursting Into tears; hnt recover
Ing herself, she continued to the end witl,
a strong, settled look of utter despair. Sht
gave her age as S9 years. Tbe force of her
testimony was bot shaken on cross exam
ination. LOYAL TO LEE'S MEMORY.
Ten Thousand Men, Women and Children
Drag His Statue Through Richmond,
Richmond, Va., May 8. Ten thousaud
men, women and children , drew, yester
day afternoon, the four wagons bearing sec
tions of the Iee statue about one mile
through the city to the monument site.
The streets ond sidewalks along the route
were thronged by an enthusiastic crowd,
and the whole of Richmond participated
in one way or another in the demonstra
Base Ball Scores. .
Chicago, May 8. The base balj games
yesterday resulted in the following scores;
League: At Brooklyn Brooklyn 1, JTew
York 3; at Philadelphia Philadalphia 5,
Boston 4; at Cleveland Cleveland 5, Pitts
burgh at Chicago Cincinnati 5, Chicago 1,
Brotherhood: At Brooklyu Brooklyn 4,
Boston 8; at Philadelphia Philadelphia
6, New York 6; at Cleveland Cleveland 6,
Buffalo 4; at Chicago Chicago 12, Pitta
burg 10. Total attendance for all League
and Brotherhood games: League, 3,213;
American: At Syracuse Syracuse 1,
Rochester 7; at Brooklyn Brooklyn 4,
Athletic 5; at Toledo Toledo 6, Louisville
1; Columbus-St. Ixiui.s game postponed
Western: At Minneapolis Minneapolis
4, St. Paul 0; at Sioux City Sioux City T,
Kansas City 4; at Omaha Omaha 3, Den
The Chicago World's Fair.
Chicago, May 8. Important progress
was made a the meeting of the directors
of the fair Tuesday. An installment of IS
per cent, on the capital stock is required
to be paid in on or before the first Monday
in J one. The stockholders will meet June
12 to vote upon the the following propos
als: Increasing the capital stock, to f 10,
000,000; changing the name of the corpora
tion to World's Columbian exposition, and
adopting the by-laws.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-ClTlES,
A.X POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt. Kiause's Clothing Emporium,
'15 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA-
tSgrWUich are good Fitteia
Close fall for Mint- Horror.
Lommn, May !? The Abrain colliery at
I-igh, a few miles southwest of Bolton,
caught fire yestenlar. Kxcitement for a
while ran hit;", as 'Xt mn w ere working iu
the pif at the time. I'roinpt and intelli
gent action, however, resultt-d n the retciie
of the XH) men, every OTiw of whom was
brought out safe and sound.
Roman Catholic- Ktlitor in Convention.
OtcixxATi. May 8. A convention of
Roman Catholic editor is licing held at
the Dennison house in this city for the
purpose of forming a national association
to advance ti.- imeieslH of the Koniaa
rilH Aflo, May ".
Kolhm iittf are ttie isolation on the boril
of trade to-lay: YViaat- No Mav ottned
B4C closed flc; June, oM-tisi tMvt'. rlitsed
lsr; Jnly. oja-iit-d -.-v , c Urx-d t4.-. lYiri
No. 2 Ma . 0ntMl loaed ;84c;
June. 0tened rinse 1 July, ojx-uro
.Wye, cW.ttnl : 4n-. tlals-N... S May, opened
2.rwc, closed. Sr.i, ; Jure, opened :S'4c, closed
-c; July, ojiened -iViC, clufe-d 47 we. rVrk--May,
opened J13.(i, dosed i;Uk'; June,
oieued tltt.uTi, closed til-H; Ju'y, openet
tl3.au. closed tSii. Lard-Juuu, ipen.
$.3. clo-ed f8V
Lire stork Tuion Mock yards prim were
quoted a follows: l'ot-. Market evened
active lut fei lint weak w th pri V lower;
lieht grade. 4.4.i4, Si rouuh Umk, $4.' 6ji
4.15; mixed lots $i. 5;I.2S heury pckltui
and t-hii pine lots. 4.-JU i4.:'.-V
Cattle-Market firui. HV- higher; leves,
:t.T55.M: cows, $ I.Tuu-l 8 sto kers aud
feeders, ti'.iiO.iXtl ; Texas nrascr.
a..m. Sheep-Strong: uaittons, fYUu.j.
lambs, J5.5i(i7 M.
Irodu e: Bitter -Kiuest creamery, hVu.7o
per lb: f inest dairy. U-'miV; parkiuf Mock,
So-B. Euks Stritly frw-h.llc per doa. Poul
tryChickens. HttWc lr lb; spring chickaoa,
$2.liJ2.Sil ppr d: turkeys, Hl- per lb;
ducks, lUa l c: estt j4iW.lti.U0 per dux. Pot,
toes ou track Common aud tid3rlo r-r
bu; Pee le s.'tt pc' bu: Beanty of Hebron,
4ftiiV.' pur bu: B lrbauk , 4s2" per bu. 111
nois HWeet potatoes, o.iJ to choice. $ii Ki3 75
ler I't.i . Apples -r'air to iho ce, Si.uil.dii per
Xkw York. May 1.
Wheat -No. 2 red whiter, $1.01 cash; du
May, Wc; do June, r7e; do July. 1dA4c.
Corn-No. 2 mixed cati. 4.V; do May
41nc; do June, 41-:: dp July, tOt,c. Oata
Qui-t but steady: No. 1! mived cash, 34c; do
May, :C'V' do June, hilar: do July, 43.
Hye Nominal. I arley Nominal. Pork
Quiet; mesa, il.' OiW.oil for new. Lard
Steady; Juue. f.a; July, M.73.
Live Sto- ki Cattle-Mai ket ruled dull and
prices declined Klc V !" s; poo: est to best
steers, H.0)G Q j HU fv; bul a and dry cowa,
iSOta.V.. S'eeu and 1 am-a .Market dull
and Vic V ft lower; t bpied sheep, f4.iiV.7A.UU y
IM fta: dipped ycarli r, i e.Aui .Or, spring
lambs, $7.Ti.0 . Uogi-Mjirket dull; live
uotra, $ 1 ;m4.7o y iui n.
Hay tTpland prairie. 9 50310.00
Hay TimoloT 8.5ua$.lu.U0.
Cord Wood$ 6 Q.i: e.
Thi powder never varies. A marvel of -nnrtt.
iiurta and wholeeomaeas. Mora economic
t the ordinary kinds, and cannot ba oM 1.
wiuwnv m auuuiave ox raw test, abort
weight alora or pr phospnau powdan . sildonli
M. T. 7 " "
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
received of Stnbley & Co., a shipment of their
1622 SECOUSTD -A-VZEISTTTIE,
BCUUUL, HOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
ICE CREAM, I
No. 330 Brady Street, Davenport,
Ha9 A CHOirE SELECTION OF
Uood delivered to all parta of th three citicx free of charge.
E C. HOPPE,
No. 1808 Second avenue.
U aa opened his New and Spacious
No. 1C20 to 1626
where he would De pleased to aee his
STLVrL'ltlinknvn drink -Half .
only place in the city wb you can get it.
J. T. DIXOJST,
And Dealer in Mens1 Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
Dealer In New aud
Second Hand Goods
OF EVERY DKSCR1PTI0H.
The hlghea orice oaid for rood of anv kind.' Will trade, i-U or boy anything.
. No. 1614 Second Avenue.
x. :m:. CHiiRisT-sr,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAVTSFaCTTTKIB QW CS4CKIK8 AUD BUCTTITt.
kit your Grocer for them. They are best.
WBpedalHaa ; The Chrl.ty "OTSTXft" and the Chriaty VATIft."
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Avenue. Dealer in
Cigars and Toys,
roost delirious in the tri-citiea. made from norecmu.
navored wita all the popular flavors, in any uu tt.lv to
Special attention mfd ta aim irir. .........
arties,Wi.L,.jf. .--.,.-.. v.,
Kock Island, III.
ceei Lnnce every day from 10 to I.
i- ' " "" iTT ni-r - ir-HI IU li .Ill IJmmb. pi.