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JOHN W. POTTER.
Friday, Mat 9, 1890.
The question of the wholesale destruc
tion of swallows by electricity has at last
been taken up in France, and a report on
the subject "was presented at a recent
meeting of the Zoological society. In
the south of France long wires are sys
tematically erected along the seashore,
and when the tired swallows alight on
them they are stunned or killed by an
electric shock. The birds are then sent
to Paris, where they are used for decora
The political fever seems to have taken
a firm hold of republican physicians in
the lower end of the county, and the only
antidote that promises to reduce their
temperature in these particular cases is
allopathic doses of legislative and sens
torial capsules. Dr. W. M. Twiggs, of
Illinois Citv, Is the latest gentleman of
the medical profession who showB a de
sire to serve this district at Springfield.
He aBpires to the lower house. The only
physician In the lower end that appears
to desire to serve his constituents other
than in a pohttcan way, ia Dr. J. W
Scott, of Edgington. He, for the present
at least, is content with alleviating the
ills oi suiiertng Humanity. This is
somewhat strange, too, when it is con
sidered that Scott is the best politician of
me ouncn, ana wouia ratner get into a
discussion on the tariff than amputate a
limb. But then Scott Is a democrat,
naturally modest and reserved, and looks
with compassion on his misguided and
lllNhop Spalding's Position.
Bishop Spalding, of Teoria, stands
high as an exponent of Roman Catholic
opinion on all questions. lie is eminent
as a scholar and distinguished in the lit
erature of that communion. He was one
of the first promoters of tbe American
Catholic university at Washington, and
it was by him that the foundation gift
was procured from Miss Caldwell.
BiBhop Spalding expresses himself can
didly concerning the right of the state to
compel citizens to give their children ed
ucation. He is in favor of the compul
sory education law. He draws attention
to the injustice of attempting to compel
every citizen to send his children to any
one set or kind of schools, so long as tbe
children are acquiring the education that
will fit them for citizenship. He natur
orally obje:U to vesting individuals with
power to terfere capriciously or malic
iously with the rights of other citizens.
He says truly that ignorant men are
on school boards, and does not
met deem it equitable that law shall empower
them to exercise arbitrary authority over
all others in the matter of schooling
Education in any school of good character
appears to him sufficient to comply with
the spirit of the compulsory school law,
interpreted in the light of constitutional
principles. He objects to oppressive in
terference with the Germans, who at their
own expense maintain schools in which
both German and English are taught. To
enforce an obnoxious provision of the
law in an oppressive manner will only
furnish demagogues with material to de
ceive the honest and dull. The bishop is
an admirer of the German language and
German race, but holds the English will
take care of itself. "It is the language of
the country and people will learn it any
how. All other languages are bound to
be secondary to it in tbis country."
Hight minded men of all shades of reli
gious ana political opinion must com-
mend the reasonableness of Bishop SpaliKL1-0-113'1 which shall forfeit the license.
If thlt ,
Tbe EJiateat by Wire.
PATIENTS ON A RAMPAGE.
New York, May 9. Four patients in
the Jersey City hospital suffering from
alcoholism got on a rampage last night
and made things lively. The attendants
were unable to handle them and called
for tbe police, wbo overpowered the in
furiated men with difficulty.
THE PRESIDENT FATOR8 SILVER.
Washington, May 9. It is announced
that the president is very favorable to
the silver legislation. This fact is con
sidered certain to hasten the preparation
of a bill on that subject.
Chicago, May 9. The restaurant
waiters and tanners are gaining in the
atrike for shorter hours. Several leading
employers In each line have conceded
ILLINOIS COAL MINERS.
Proepect of a Mettlemeut with the Opera
tors Chicago Strikes.
CniCAOO, May . Business is looking up
in the uilding trade since the settle
ment of the carpenters' atrike. Many of
the old boss carpenters, it is said, are
signing the contract with the union. The
men are still out in the Malleable Iron
works,and no agreement bas been reached.
The waiter at t he restaurant and hotels
have the fever now, and several strikes oc
curred yesterday just at dinner time. The
coal miners are negotiating fur a settle
ment, with some prospect of success, hav
ing concluded to accept the operators'
proposition to work at old rates on condi
tion that it an advance takes place in
mines which compete with Illinois, a pro
portionate advance shall be given Illinois
miners. The miners make some mod loca
tions of this, but there seems a prospect of
Fifht Against Pauper Immigrant.
New York, May 9. The fight against
panper immigrants from Italy, which ia
aid to be inspired by the labor organiza
tions, has begun in good earnest. Nineteen
of this class of new arrivals will be sent
baok in a day or two if the Italian consul
and padronea who traffic in them do not
make a fight in the courts.
Germany Will Reciprocate.
LONDON, May 9. The correspondent of
The Chronicle at Berlin says that Ger
many is disponed to relax the hitherto strict
prohibitory regulations regardiug the im
portation of American pork, provided that
the United States government will agree
to make concessions favorably affecting
Proposed Co-Operative Movement
Philadelphia, May 8. The carpenters
of the Federation of Labor throughout the
country propose fighting bosses by carry
ing on co-operative manufacturing on a
vast scale-. Employment can mas ue aau
by the members of the federation without
dependence upon tne wm oi employers.
Cardiff Whipped by Godfrey.'
Pbovidbnce, R I., May 9. At the Glad
atone Athletic club last night George God
mlored. of Boston, whipped Patsey
Cardiff, the "Peoria Giant," in the six
A Hole In the Ground Under
EEPOBT OF THE AEldY ENGINEERS.
A, Tunnel Entirely Practicable at Half
the Coat of a Bridge Important Mat
ter for the Railways Pressing Appeal
to Uncle Sam from. Ban Francisco The
Heliograph aa a Despatcher of Back
County Election Returns Notes.
Washington Crrr.May 9. Several weeks
ago a joint resolution passed congress di
recting the secretary of war to appoint a
board of army engineers to proceed to De
troit and make a an examination of tbe
practicability, feasibility, and approxi
mate cost of a tunnel tinder the Detroit
river at that point. The board was there
upon appointed, composed of Col. Poe, the
engineer officer in oharge of the govern
ment works upon the great lakes, and
Majs. Adams and Allen, of the engineer
corps. They spent a week in investigating
the subject, and their report was sent to
The Tunnel! Entirely Practicable.
The board reports that a tunnel is en
tirely practicable and feasible and that its
cost, including approaches, exclusive of
land damages, would be about $3,500,000.
The board made an examination of the
tunnel which is now being constructed by
the Grand Trunk railroad between Port
Huron and Sarina and pronounce the
work an entire success. For many years
tbe subject of some means of crossing the
river at Detroit other than the present
ferry system has been the burning issue.
The vessel interests of tbe great lakes are
very much opposed to a bridge, claiming
that ic would be a serious obstruction to
Objections to a Bridge.
The same board of army engineers re
cently investigated the bridge subject.and
reported that a bridge would be practica
ble, but very expensive, and also an ob
struction to vessels. The report seems to
favor the tunnel project, so far as the rec
ommendation of the war department is
concerned. The board of engineers say
that the price estimated as the cost of a
tunnel is only about one-half of what a
high bridge would cost, or, in other words,
that two single-track tunnels could be
constructed for the amount that it would
cost to build a high bridge. A bill has al
ready been introduced in congress author
izing the construction of a tunnel, and it
will probably be given an impetus by -this
No Eoporial Blfflcnltie.
The army board that met in Detroit
gave a hearing to the promoters of several
tunnel schemes of more or less merit, lu
their report the board says that the con
struction of a tunnel at Detroit would en
counter no more difficulties than were met
with in the construction of tunnels in
England and those across the Hudson
river in .New lork and the St. C'lair river
at Port Huron. The various railroads
crossing at Detroit, including the Michi
gan Central, the Great Western, the Can
andian Pacific, the Wabash and others,
have been for years endeavoring to secure
some means of transfer across the river lu
addition to the present ferry system, which
has proved to be entirely inadequate.
Friends of the Tunnel Ahead.
Railroad men have been rather in favor
of a bridge, and the Vanderbilt system
particularly has been inclined to think
that a tunnel is impracticable. The var
ious railroads interested have been for
some time engaged in organizing a com
pany to ask of congress authority for the
construction of a high bridge. Several
tunnel companies have also been formed,
and the struggle has been between them to
get an indorsement from the war depart
ment. The friends of a tunnel now seem
to be ahead In the race, as the report of the
board of eturineers is entirely on the side of
the practibility, feasibility, and economy
of a tunnel ns against a bridge.
DAY'S WORK IN CONGRESS.
Senate Passes the Worsted Bill
Tariff Ielate In tlte Holme.
Wasihsotox ClTT, May 9. Gorman in
troduced iu the senate yesterday an amejflf"
ment to the inter-state commerce Utrre
qulring Canadian railways doing I'nss
in this country to, obtain licenses, aTcondi
tionof whieh iVthat 8aJ-pvuy3 snnn
obey the ltJ.fii,'coinmerce law. viola-
Hiscock introduced a bill authorizing the
purchase of the Mt. McGregor property,
where Grant died, for a home for soldiers
suffering with pulmonary complaints. The
bill classifying worsteds as woolens was
taken up, and after debate passed by a
party vote, except Payne of Ohio, who
voted aye. The silver bill was postponed
to Monday next. The pension appropria
tion came np next, and pending an amend
ment increasing the number of pension
agents the senate adjourned.
In the house Flower of Sow York intro
duced a bill imposing a duty of 10 cents
per pound on sugar of milk. The tariff
debate was then resumed and contiued to
6:80, at which time recess was taken, and
at 8 p. m. resumed again. The speakers
were Burrows, Bayne, Simonds, Kin soy,
and Stockbridge for, and Dockery, Mac
Millan, Flower, Cooper, Pierce, Brook
shire, F.nloe, and Stewart of Arkansas
against the bill. At 10:45 the bouse ad
journed. Government for Oklahoma.
Washikotos CiTT, May 8. President
Harrison sent to the senate yesterday nomi
nations of officials for the territory of Okla
homa. George W. Steele, of Indiana, is
named for governor, and Robert Martin,
of Oklahoma, for secretary of the terri
tory. Edward B. Green, of Illinois, is
named for chief justice of the supreme
APPEALING TO UNCLE SAM.
JUeatltnte People In San Franciaoo Beg
ging for National Aid.
WAsniKGTON City, May 9. Copies of an
appeal, containing the signatures of 1,6-15
citizens of San Francisco, praying for fed
eral aid, have been received by members of
the senate and house. The appeal in ad
dressed to the president of the United
States and to the senate and bouse of rep
resentatives. It states thnt "owing to tin
precadented bad weather, the evils oC com
petition, and, most of all, a vicious finan
cial system," the petitioners find them
selves and their families, with thousands
of fellow-citizens, in a condition of helpless
Ko Help from Local Authorities.
The appeal says the local authorities
have been appealed to in vain; that the
assistance rendered is not a drop in the
bucket, andthat they now "turn with
anxious hearts to the federal government,
trusting, hoping that tuo government can
and will aid us in our dire distress." The
petitioners suggest that $5,000,000 be loaned
to the city and county of fan Francisco
until the California legislature can meet
and pass an enabling act for the city and
county to issue bonds covering the amount
at 2 per cent per annum, to be made paya
ble to the United States government.
The Heliograph for Eleetlon Returns.
Washington Citt, May 0. An official
dispatch received at the signal office yes
terday from Gen. Greeley, at Fort Bayard,
N. M., was transmitted from Fort Bayard
to Prescott, A. T., a distance of 600 miles,
by the heliograph system of flashes of sun
light. This system is used quite exten
sively in the British army and by some
other foreiirn Dowers. Besides filling a
long felt want in army movements on the
plains, it will probably be adopted for
transmitting election returns from back
Stanford and the Pages.
WAHrnvrvroN Citt. Mav 9. Senator
Stanford, of California, la a great favorite
with the pages of the senate chamber. He
has been in the habit of pres uting each of
them with a t5 bill on Christ mas morning.
The senator is about to makt himself more
than ever popular with the los's by giving
them an elegant dinner at his residence
Saturday evening, and the sixteen boys
that constitute the messengtr force of the
senate are getting themselves in readiness
for a great gastronomic feat.
That Lightning Torpedo Boat.
Washington Citv, May '.. The torpe
do boat dishing made a trip down the
Potomac yesterday for the t nrpose of ex
hibiting to the members of tl e house naval
commit tee and others her won derf ul powers
as a fast cruiser. On her vay down the
engines were forced to the x utmost ca-
Eacity, and a speed of fully twenty-eight
lilean hour was attained. When run
ning at this speed the boat was brought to
a sudden stop within the s )ace of twice
HAD AN "ASTRAL HAND."
Lame Ezcuae of the Man rith a Wart
Near Hla Nose.
Chicago, May 9. "This mi.n says he
Theosophist," said Officer Bol an, as he 1
a Madame Blavatski looking individual
up before Justice Prindiville.
"A whatophist?" queried tLe court, as he
made a swipe at a fly that w.is monkeying
on the docket.
"A Theosophist. One of tl ose queer fel
lers what knows everything.'
"I was but projecting the astral as the
adepts of the east are wont tc do," explains
the man, who had a big wa -t about two
inches due east from his nose.
The Court Was Skeptical.
"Was it absolutely necessa ry for you to
project the astral hand into i.not her man's
pocket and leave it there unprotected till
it got hold of a roll of bills and then call
it back" interrupted the co irt, who was
inclined to lw skeptical.
"While a few of us possess the rare fac
ulty of projecting the astral we do not
claim to be in perfect control of it and
able to direct its course," wa the answer.
iood Many Just Like Him.
"There are about 300 persons out at the
bridewell whose occult powei-s are limited
just that way," said his honor, as he began
to catch the spirit of the occiision.
"It is the unreal or immaterial that is
the real: what you see and fcvl by physical
senses alone does not exist ergo "
"Xo, you go, for about thi -ty days, and
try to teach, while you are oi.t there, thnt
astral of yours to stay out of other people's
pockets," said the justice.
A Letter Breathing Blond anil Murder
Against Vulteil State Ottieialt.
WAl'SAP, Wis., May 9. Tbis city has
been thrown into a fever o:' excitement
over a letter received Weil tit lay by Mr.
H B. Sanders, register of the United States
land office, threatening the Jives of hini
and the receiver. The lette w;is mailed
at Rhinelander, Wis., and is signed "Kru
tus, Chief of White-Caps." The letter
states that the White Caps have been in
formed that these officials i re in league
with certain parties to defraud oor men
out of their legal rights to make home
stead entries on certain pfece-i of watev re
Warned to Beware.
"We hereby warn you," the letter con
tinnes, "and your clerks thnt if we catch
you at any crooked work in I his matter r.f
which we have spoken, your Jives will pay
the forfeit. We mean business."
The writer evidently tric-s to disguise his
handwriting. The police will investigate
the matter, and when the v nter reserve
comes into market, extra poli e protection
will be provided for in this cry.
FUNERAL OF SENATOR BECK.
Lexington, Ky., In Mourning The Sena
tor's Only Son Ahent.
Lexington, Ky., May 9. The only liv
ing son of Senator Beck, Geo -ge, who re
sides in Wyoming, was not i:i attendance
at bis father's funeral, whiei took place
yesterday. When the sad news of the
death of his father reached him he was
over tiOO miles from any rai road, inter
ested in a canvass for delegates con
gress from that territory. ljLvever be
left at once, and wi!cj Lexington
next Saturday JJrsTarher's remains will
ll2SerHtt a tomb until Saturday, in or
wr that he may see them before final
burial. The funeral took place from the
First Presbyterian church and was largely
attended by distinguished Kentui kians, as
well as friends of the dad senator
from all parts of the Union. Business in
this city was generally suspended during
the funeral and many buLdin.cs were
A JEALOUS GIRL'S FF EAK.
It Take the Form of "Onn Flay" with
I'erhap Fatal Reaul Is.
Boston, May 9. The Hen Id's spcciul
says that in Wiuterport, Me , yesterday
afternoon, a young man mimed Percy
Rich, of Winterport, was driving in com
pany with a Miss Mason, of Frankfort, to
whom he was engaged. On the way to
Winterport it is supposed a quarrel oc
curred. The lady became enraged, and,
drawing a revolver, fired two or three
shots at her companion. One of the shots
entered his mouth, passing 1 hrough the
upper lip and through the base of the
bead, nearly entering the brain in its
course. The girl then fired a Tain at close
range. The man was in a critical condi
tion last night. The girl is shocked
over the deed and her excessive jealousy.
She is about 20 years of age and Rich
On the lHauioiul Field.
Chicago, Mav 9. Yesterday's base ball
games showed the following scores: League:
At Philadelphia Philadelphia. 5, Boston
4; at Cleveland Pittsburg 8, Cleveland 9;
at Chicago Chicago 13, Cincinnati 9;
Brooklyn-New York game postponed wet
Brotherhood: At Brooklvn Brooklyn
10, Boston 11: at Philadelphi Philadel
phia 14, New York 5; at Cleve
land Cleveland 14, Buffalo 5; at Chi
cago Chicago Pittsburg 5. The total
Attendance nt the League and Broth
erhood games was: Lengue, 1,215 Broth
erhoou, 8,iiy. In tins city it was respec
tively 3!ll and 1.794.
American: At Syracuse Syracuse 11,
Rochester 5; nt Toledo Tolec o 7, Ixiuis
ville 1; at Columbus Coluiabus 7, St.
Louis 3. Brooklyn-Athletic game post
poned wet grounds.
Western: At St. Paul St. Paul 9, Mil
waukee B; at Omaha Omal a 18, Den
ver 11; at Sioux City Sioux City 0, Kan
sas City 1; at lies Moines Minneapolis 4,
Lies Moines 5.
POYEK, Del., May 9. The state Prohibi
tion convention met here yesterday and
nominated the following stite ticket:
William T. Kellitm, of Dovt r, for gov
ernor; Daniel M. Greeu, a loci l preacher,
nnd G. A. Munn, of Newport, this county,
for congress. A platform of twenty sec
tions wns adopted, a state central commit
tee appointed, and $100 ruised for the cam
1'lnyed the Insanity Dodge.
Rochester, Miun., May 9. Herbert
Stout, arrested lost snmmer for robbing
mails in St. Paul and afterward sent to
the insane asylum, was disuha-ged yester
day and again arrested by the United
States marshal, lie played tJie insanity
dodge in order to escape im; irisotiment,
but he now says he has had enough of the
asylum aud is willing to stand trial.
Stanley Wiu Looking Out Lr J. B.
London, .May 9. It is stated on semi
official authority that on bis journey to
the coast with Emin, Stanley made treat
ies in the interest of England with all of
the tribes along the route from Lake Al
bert Nyanza to Bagamoyo. 1 bese treat
ies, it is asserted, are now in the foreign
office, where they will be held until neces
sity for their publicity shall arise.
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Death Unmasks a Bad St. Louis
PARADING AS A GOOD CHEISTIAIT.
A Director of the Y. M. C. A. and Mem
ber of a Church Sing-tag Society Caught
Robbing a Carpenter Shop and Shot
Dead by Ita Owner Remarkable Case
of Serving the Devil in the Livery of
St. Lons, May S.-yrfenry Kunolt, presi
dent of the singiog society of St. Mat
thew's EvftngeiyfTl church and a director
in the YoungJBen'a Christian association,
was shot yfhd killed Wednesday night
while he4ind a confederate were fleeing
from otarpenter shop they were trying to
robf A few minutes after 12 o'clock
dnesday night two burglars attempted
effect an entrance to a shop owned by
George Staltkamp at 4257 Lindell avenue.
Staltkamp saw the intruders and called out
to them to halt, and fired a load from his
shotgun. Kunolt fell dead in his tracks.
Staltkamp Grows Suaplcbaua,
Staltkamp is a single man, 27 years old,
and a carpenter by trade. He lives with
Anton Behrens and wife, at the house on
Lindell avenue, and has his shop in the
rear of tbe residence. The night of the 5th
instant the shop was entered by thieves,
who carried away thirty-five pigeons, two
hams, and a quantity of bacon, which was
owned by Behrens. Wednesday evening, a
little before dark, Staltkamp saw two men
hanging around Ihe place, and decided to
The Fatal Shot Fired.
As the hours went by and they did not
leave Staltkamp went into the house,
loaded up a shotgun, and stationed him
self iu a buibling in another corner of the
yard. Soon after 12 be saw two figures
rise from the shadow of the fence and
move cautiously toward the shop. Stalt
kamp waited until the men had tried the
door and window, then he called on them
to stop, and fired, Kunolt being killed.
The deceased wns known to Staltkamp,
who remembers thnt the evening preced
ing he paid Kunolt a small sum of money
when the latter called at the shop.
Record of the Dead Robber.
Kunolt was 30 years old, and a harness
maker by trade. Some months ago he had
a small shop at JetTerson avenue and
Montgomery street. lie had been mar
ried only aliout five months, and always
bore a good reputation among his friends
nnd associates. He was a prominent mem
ber of St. Matthew's church at Jefferson
avenue nnd Potomac street, was the pres
ident of the singing society, and director
of the branch of the Young Men's Chris
tian association connected with the
church. Two weeks ago be sold his shop,
and was known to lie in good financial cir
cumstances. The Lie He Told His M ire.
When he left home Wednesday evening
he told his wife that he would have to be
at. adown-to'rn saddlery shop the greater
part of the night. - Kunolt had an excel
lent voice, aud every Sunday led the sing
ers in the chants aud hymns of praise dur
ing the service. Hissister, MissIdaKunolt,
is a teacher in the parochial school con
nected with t lie church. His pastor, the
Rev. II. Trees, took his grief stricken wife
to his residence-, w here she is now too ill to
be moved. Mr. Trees called at the morgue
Thursday morning nnd identified the re
mains. The detectives state that Kunolt's
face looks familiar, but they cannot place
l-egiU Attack on the Stauilard Oil.
C'ol.l'MWs, i)., May 9. Attorney General
Watson, on lH'half of the state, began in
the supreme court yesterday a lawsuit
which will probably attract more atten
tion than any other ever filed in Ohio. It
is agniust the Standard Oil company, and
its object is tc oust that roninv fram-dc
lng business iu ii-The petition is very
long, but ff,iped of its legal verbiage is
asfi'ioVs: That by entering into the trust
agreement with other corporations the
Standard Oil company vested all ita prop
erty in the board of trustees of the trust,
and thus annulled the corporate rights
conferred upon it by the state of Ohio.
O'Donovan Rossa, who was recently con
victed of criminal libel, was fined flUO
The pntent medicine men of St. Lemis
have formed a combination of the "trust"
order for mutual protection.
I'eter J. Clanssen, who is charged with
wrecking the New York Sixth National
bank, is now on trial at New YJork. -.i
The jury in the case of Mrs. Yandergrift,
on trial for attempting to poison her son,
at Bordentown, N. J., bus found her
Thomas Maxwell, a veteran of the Black-
hawk war, was killed by a passenger train
at a railroad crossing in Galesburg, Ills.,
Fire in tbe rapitol of Minnesota, at St.
Paul, Ihursilny, gave the building a nar
row escape from destruction. As it was,1
only a few records were destroyed.
The Federation of Lalior carpenters wbo
have failed to secure their demands from
the liosses now propose to go into co-operation
manufacturing on a vast scale.
Frank Collier, the well-known Chicago
lawyer, now iu the insane asylum at Kan
kee, Ills., has had to lie put in a canvas
suit because he is so violent and destruc
tive. The funeral sen-ices over the rrmalBS of
the late Andrew Shuman took place at
Evanstnn Ills., Thursday, and were largely
attended. The interment was at Rose
E. T. Jeffery has declined t he position
of director geueral of the Chicago World'a
fair owing to pressing private business.
H. M. Stone, recently a "(j" vice president,
is now talked of.
Attorney General Watson, of Ohio, bas
commenced quo warranto proceedings in
the supreme court to annul the charter ot
the Standard Oil company for its alleged
violation of state laws.
At the meeting of southern Methodist
bishops nt St. Louis, Tuesday, Bishop
Adams, of Yirginia, declared that prt
gressive euchre, dancing, nnd light opera
were forbidden by the word of God.
At its closing session at Chicago Thurs
day the Illinois State Medical society elect
ed J. P. Matthews, of CarlHville, presi
dent; D. W, Graham, Chicago, recording
secretary and T. M. Mcllvane, of Peoria,
The Illinois state auditor has granted
permission for the organization of the
People's bank, of Chicago. The capital
stock is fl,000,000 and the incorporators
are S. Montgomery Smith, E. JNT. Keasor,
and Charles Lane.
The examining board appointed to inves
tigate the plan to tunnel the river at De
troit has declared the project feasible, and
recommends that it be undertaken. The
secretary of war has transmitted the re
port to the house of representatiYes.
At the meeting of the bishops of the
Methodist church south at St. Louis,
Thursday, a movement was made in the
direction of amending the discipline so as
to forbid the signing of petitions for sa
loon license by members of the church.
The stable at the country residence of
George W. Childs was burned a few days
ago by an incendiary lire. Thursday
James Mellon was arrested charged with
the crime, which he perpetrated, it is said.
because Mr. Childs' coachman refused to
loan him some money.
An Incendiary Abroad. '
Gkeensbi'ro, Pa., May 9. Yesterday
morning an incendiary applied the torch
to the elegantly furnished residence and
largo barn of William Gant, of North
Huntington township. Both buildings,
with their contents, were destroyed. Mr.
and Mrs Gant were absent at the time.
Loss, (18,000; insurance, 1 10,000. There ia
no clue to the incendiary. -
Another Horror in an Asylum
for the Imbecile.
TWELVE POOE WEETCHES BOASTED
The Fire Makes Such Rapid Headway
That Reacne Ia Impossible. Locked In
Their Cell, the Victims Die Like Rats
in Their Holes The Holocaust Preceded
by the Burning to Death of an Aged In
mate, Who Sets Herself on Fire with
NoBWicn, N. Y., May 9. Deborah Dib
ble was one of the old women in the idiot
ward of the county poor house of Chenago
county, at Preston. All her life she bad
been an inveterate smoker, and clung with
obstinate tenacity to an old clay pipe
which was given to her about a year ago.
She was smoking Wednesday afternoon.
Later a shrill scream was heard and a
bright light shone out of the win
dows of the ward in the right wing. When
the keepers reached the idiot ward they
found Deborah lying on the bare floor
wrapped in flames, which her pipe had
communicated to her bed. She was dead
when picked up, and the fire was soon ex
tinguished without further harm.
Followed by a Holocaust.
About 11:30 Wednesday night the atten
dants of the asylum were awakened by the
dread cry of "Are," accompanied by the
shrill screams of the inmates, and so rap
idly did the flames spread that but little
time was given in which to succor the un
fortu nates. The keepers were quickly up and
rushing through the building, giving the
alarm. A few of the idiots, babbling and
Jabbering, ran with the keepers. All
around were farmhouses, and messengers
were sent for help. The lunatics were re
leased from tbe different wards as soon as
possible. Altogether there were about
twenty, and it was feared that if they
mingled with the more tractable patients
there would lie a general stampede. The
majority of the violent ones, however,
made directly for the woods, and for hours
afterward they could be heard screaming
and yelling in the adjacent forest.
Rescuing the Wretched Inmates.
Attention was given to the saving of life,
and the nurses and keepers worked with a
will to get the poor wretches out. In
their wild efforts to escape some of the pa
tients were ' badly burned. Those in the
poor wards were all saved without trouble,
as that portion of the building was the
furthest removed from the wing where
the fire started. Aliout 2 o'clock the build
ing began to crumble and succumb to the
fury of the lire. It was an awful night for
the nurses and attendants. They hardly
knew what to do, or which way to turn,
until finally some half dozen of the farm
ers offered their houses and barns as a
place of refuge for the imbeciles. The
doors of the two little churches were
thrown wide oen, and temporary hos
pital quarters arranged. The keejier of
the solitary hotel of which the town boasts
offered food and shelter for those who were
still unprovided for.
Maniacs in the Woods.
Some of the patients were so badly
burned that they fell to the ground as soon
as they reached a place of safety. A con
siderable numtier of the violent patients
took refuge in the woods. Most of those
who escaped had lieen kept in the closest
conefinment on account of the peculiar na
ture of their maladies, and it is not at all
safe for them to be at large. The posse of
the sheriff scoured the surrounding coun
try iu search of the fugitives. Two of
even who were captured were found five
miles away, and resisted vigorously be
fore they ullowed themselves to be re
TPr-.'j-'-vtr ffre i,fToTs Cremated.
" Titwithstanding the efforts to save life.
in which all the attendants engage!, it is
fonnd that twelve of the idiots were
burned to death. Their names are: Sarah
Mills, Afton; Sarah Gallagher, Norwich;
A lmeda Austin, this county; Sarah Bailey,
Columbus: Laura Grav, Greene; Adelia
Benedict and Lucy Warren, Oneida; Ar-
villa Atwood, Norwich; l)elorah Dibble,
Bainbridge, and Mary O'Danicls, Preston,
and two others, names unknown. The
cause of the fire is a mystery. The officials
believe that it was spontaneous combus
tion, as the fire in Deborah Dibble's room
was believed to have been thoroughly ex
tinguished. The loss to the county is only
Story nt Keeper Mann arrins;.
Keeper E. Y. Manwarring was seen by a
United Press representatives at an early
hour yesterday. Said be: ""I retired at my
usual hour, and must have been in a sound
sleep, when 1 awoke with a start, and a
cold sweat stood out all over me. I cannot
say that I heard any noise, oi distinguished
any smell of smoke, but an lnlMirn instinct
told me that something was wrong.
Without waiting to dress myself, I
bounded down stairs in my bare feet, and
on entering the paupers' dining-room a
strong smell of smoke struck my nostrils.
I followed the scent, which led me to tbe
idiot department. On opening the door
leading from the hall to that building I
was thunderstruck to see that the interior
was all ablaze.
lorkel in to a Dreadful 1 m,ui.
In fact, it was one mass of flame and the
smoke was overpowering. I attempted to
open the door and rescue the jioor inmates,
who were all securely locked iu their cells
as usual, but was driven back by the heat
and smoke. I saw that the poor idiots
were doomed and that nothing could save
them. I then ran out and gave the alarm;
went to my own room, pulled on my trous
ers, and then ran through the corridors
and aroused the paupers, telling them as
plainly as I could what bad happened. In
some instances the poor people were dared
and it was necessary to carry them bodily
from the house and turn them loose in the
yard and fields. There were twelve in
mates in the idiot asylum, and they must
have been overcome by the beat before I
awakened, for I beard nothing from them,
and they must have been roasted like rats
in a bole."
Had News from Illinois Crops.
Springfield, Ills., May . Reports re
ceived by the state department of agricul
ture from the more important wheat
growing counties of the state confirm the
accuracy of the estimates made by the de
partment on March !, and show even a
lower average condition than was made at
that time. The area of winter wheat de
stroyed by floods and fly will reach 88 per
cent, of the area seeded last fall, and the
condition of that left standing for harvest
is not encouraging for more than 75 per
cent, of an average yield per acre. Taking
the state over the condition of the wheat
crop was nearly 55 per cents short of an
average on May 1.
The Little Hero Saved His Sister.
LTNif, Mass., May 9. Wednesday, aa
Robert, the 7-ycar-old son of William J.
McCann, living at 18 lireed place, was
crossing the Kastern railroad track near
the Central station here, together with his
Bister, aged 5, the shouts of by-standers
warned him of the approach of the east-
bound passenger t rain. He paused to push
his little -sister out ol danger, and suc
ceeded in saving her from injury, but was
himself struck, burled seventy-live feet,
and instautly killed.
Soap Cannot Save Him Now.
Boston, May 9. James Dolan and Den
nis O'Hearn have each been sentenced to
twenty-five years imprisonment under the
habitual criminal act. Dolan is the con
vict who. bv eat inn soaD. simulated con
sumption and was pardoned by Governor
Butler from state's prison only to renew
bis criminal career as soon as liberated.
Four Lives Lost by an Explosion.
Duluth, Minn., May 9. A steamer be
longing to the Wells-Stone Mercantile com
pany, engaged in' hauling a raft of logs,
blew up near Sandy lake, near the Sault,
yesterday. Four men wen killed.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
A.T POPULAR PRICES,
Ia always to be fonnd at
Robt, Krause's Clothing Emporium,
. 115 and tlT West Second Street, DAVENPORT. IA.
KSTWuich are good Fitters
HUuiarck to lit KiikIhikI.
IxiNrnix, May 9. The marquis of Ixui
donderry has invited Prince liismarck to
visit England, and the pmliahililies are
that the ex-chancellor will actvpt the in
vitation and accompany Count Herbert
Bismarck, who is shortly to lw the guest
of the marquis.
Mustn't Ralso an Odious 4ut'tion.
London, May 9. The St. Petersburg cor
respondent of The News says that tbe H-.is
sian government has resolved tbat the del
egates to the prisons congress shall
pledge themselves not to raise a question
regarding political prisons and prisoner
Following are the quotations on the hoard
of trade to-dar: Wi.eat No May ox-r,rd
91c. closed Obc; J one, opened i closed
V&ir- July, opened o4C, closed W hc. Corn
No. t Mav, opened 34V-, closed :Hc:
June, opened HH4c, close I Mr; July, opened
MV-., cliwel J-6'-c, Oats-No. S May. onod
ifA4c rled 274 : June, opened :ftlc, rlosed
aiic; July, oiiened 25c, closed 4:tic. Pork
June, opened 13.a, closed Jl:Uit; July,
opened (18.20. closed $ 8 S3; August, niened
-. closed . La rd June, ptned and
Live stock Cnion stoc k yards prices were
quoted as follows: t oc Market opened
active and pri.-8 Gc higher: light grades, (4.10
.T4.ai). rongli parking, Q4.15: mixed lots.
$4.16 i4 ah heavy packing auJ shaping lot p.
Cattle Market firm, 10c higher; reeve.
t3.T6a5.i5: cows. JI.7(U3ti; stotkers and
feeders, $2.754415; Texas granM-re.
8.50. Sheep-Strong; muttons, &5.00&7.00;
Produce: Butter Finest creamery. 163.17c
per lb; finest dairy, 124tUc; packing stoc k.
5&0. Eggs Strictly frwh.Uo per dos. Poul
try Chickens, Hrdio per lb: spring chickens,
$.0032.50 per dos; turkeys, il4c per lb;
ducks, lltctl-'c: geese $4 00t.(JO per doc Pota
toes on track -Common and mixdS3.ate per
bu: IVer)tM!,3j'"i4i1e per bu: Beauty of Hebron.
4a&45c per biu Burbank, per bu. II i-
Doia sweet potatoes, good to choice, $3.503 75
per bbL Apples Fair to choice. $'lU.d,4.5u per
Nxw York, May 8.
Wheat-No. t red winter. $1.(U cash; do
June, STHc; do July, ssHc. Corn No. t
mixed cash, 45Hc; do May, 4 'c: do June,
Jlttc; do July. 42c Oats Quiat: No. t mixed
rash. MHc; do May. -&; do June, DlMkc
K ye Nominal. harlcy Nominal Pnflt
Dull; mess, $14. 014.50 for new. !rd
Quiet; Jane, 6-82; July, $tL7ft; August, $&.
Livestock: Cattle: Hot rat I agin beeves;
dressed beef, firm- native sides, H ft?,o J .
Sheep and lambs f-heep, steady; lambs. Ho V
t lowsr; clipped sheep, iA.5itii5.T5 a WO ts;
unshorn do, $6.2f(i.6.e.'H: clipped yearilnga,
$a.Mk27; spring lambs, : 7.0.iA.S(t. Hugs -Nominally
steady; live bogs, $4.aS4.C5 f h 4s
Hay Upland prairie, $9 5010.00
tUy Timoui 1 8.60$. 10 .00.
Hay Wild, 17.00.
Coal Hon lis
Oord Wood $8 5 O$4.(0.
This powder never varies. A marralof "purity,
strength and woolssomasss. Mora economica
than the ordinary kind, and cannot be sold ia
com pea tion wita the multitude of knr test, short
weight alum or pr phosphate powders . Sold onlw
sacaiM. BoTaJb&taMaa Fovnia Co.. IU Wafi
St M. T.
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
received of StnWey & Co., a shipment of their
-SCHOOL BOOKS AND
No. 326 Brady Street, Davenport,
HA8 A CHOICE SELECTION OK
Goods delivered to all parts of tbe three cities free of charge.
F C. HOPPE,
No. 1808 Second avenue.
lias opened his New and Spacious
No. 1C20 to 1C2C Third avenue,
where he would oe pleased to see his friends.
(vAII kiuds of drinks as veil as A le and Torter. and the well known drink "Half and 1alf " th
only place In ihe city whs e you can get it. Rosat Beef Lance every day from 10 to IS.
J. T. DIXOJST,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Aveime.
j w. croisrjBs-
Dealer ia New and
Second Hand Goods
Or EVERY DESCRIPTION.
The hlghea nrlce naid for poods of an kind. Will trade, aril or buy anything.
No. 1614 Second Avenue.
J. OvI, CHBISTT,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
MAHOFACTDaER OF CBACXJKtS AID 1IICUITI.
Ask your Grocer for them. They are best.
W8peclltia ; Th ChrUty "OUTER" and the Christy " WATER."
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Avenue, Dealer in-
Cigars and Toys,
The most celirious in the tri-rities. made from pure crr.in
and flavored wiib all tbe popular flarnrs. in sny qu .uuy t..
sad. special attention paid to supplying piculcs. i.iiv
parties, social, eic.
Rock Island, III.