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JOHN W- POTTER.
Monday. Mat 13, 1890.
A Thlweae Wail."
From the Dubaqne Telegraph.
The editor of the Century Mas-azine.Mr
R. W. Gilder, has written a letter to the
lew York Tribune, in which he com
aends the ways and means committee for
proposing to abolish the present duty of
winy per cent on woiks of art, and
urge that an international copyright law
oe passed at the same time. The Jnt
tine. In an editorial commenting opon it.
approves of Mr. Gilder's suggestion to
conple the two propositions, and says:
One of his pungent sentences might
wirely be blazoned before the eyes of
every member of both houses of congress.
as an indictment to which this great na
tion should be no longer obliged to plead
guilty. "We steal foreign literature, and
put up a Chinese wall azainst freign
paintings and statues." Happily, works
of art are transferred to the free list in
the McKinley tariff bill, and are likely to
This, in the estimation of the New
York Stnndtird. pounds like an outburst
of the old free tre.de enthusiasm of Mr
. Grosvenor, one of the editors of the
Tribur.e. "A Chinee wall against for
eign paintings and statues!" "A Chi
nese wall!" Think of it! The Trib
une admits that the tariff is "a Chi
nese wall." The Tribune, founded
by Florare Greelev and edited b White
law Kcid ! A tariff. too,.of only thirty per
cent is "a Chinese wail. Could the rank
est free trader say more? A thirty per
cent duty on foreign paintings and stat
uesthings that the rich people, and the
rich people only can afford to buy is a
Chinese wall that keeps these good things
out and prevents the rich and cultured
from enjoyiDg them. The McKinley bill
puts them on the free list, and therefore
the Tribune is glad.
Let the workingmen of America, the
great body of consumers, note the admis
sion, and remember it for all time. Thirty
percent on foreign paintings and statues,
according t j the high priests of protection,
constitutes "a Chinese wall" peventing
their admission, yet a tariff, ranging in
some instances from 30 to 120 per cent is
levied on the necessaries of life, increasing
the cost of every article of consumption,
whether at home or abroad. We joio
heartily with the people who want, and
who properly demand, the free admission
of foreign paintings and statues, but how
can those who admit the propriety f f tins
demand insist on a tariff on the tin that
enters into the workman's dinnet pail, on
the coal that warms bU hearth aod cooks
his food, on the woolen cloth that con
stitutes bis clotliinc, and the wool from
which the clo'h is made? Against all
these things the Tribune asks that "a
Chinese wall' may be built higher and
higher, for it is rot possible for it, now
it has accepted the free trade definition
when applied to a tariff on art. to draw
and deny that the higher tariff on the
necessities of life also erects "a Chinese
wall" against other importation. Does
the Tribune imagine that the American
people will much longer consent to the
continuance of a policy that monstrously
increases the cost of living to the great
mass of men by a tariff averaging forty-
seven per cent and hastens to take a tar
iff of thirty per per cent off works of art
because it constitutes "a Chinese wall"
that, by enhancing their cost, prevents
their importation into the United States?
floeof the Fectival.
The M. . May festival which was the
attraction for so many all last week,
closed Saturday night. The fair proved
a great success, the net profits being
about $1,200. For the concluding enter
tainment the "Dairy Maids' Supper" of
Tuesday night's programme was repeated
to the delight of an Immense audience.
Prof. John Biebl also playing a very fine
claronet solo. The ladies of the M. E.
church should feel proud of the way their
efforts have been crowned both as to the
success of the various attractions and the
patronage on the part of the public.
Saturday night an artistic picture
drapery, with hand painting by Miss
Katherine Dares and given by her to the
ladies of the Japanese booth, was pre
sented to Mrs. J. F. Robinson, and the
handsome autograph banner containing
the names of President Harrison's cabinet
and others prominent in the national ad
ministration was presented to Mrs. II. C.
Cleaveland by Mrs. M. T. Stafford, who
prepared the material and secured the
signatures, Miss Katherine llawes having
arranged the names neatly on the banner.
The Latent by Wire.
TONY HAP.T DYING.
Worcester, Mass., May 12 Tony
Hart Harrigan, old partner of minstrel
fame, is in an insane asylum here and
failing rapidly of paralysis. He can
A GENERAL FTRIKE OF HASH HUNGERS.
Chicago, May 12. Unless the restau
rant proprietors agree to the union scale,
a general walk out of waiters will follow.
HAS THE BERLIN TREATY BEEN SIGNED?
San Francisco, May 12. The steamer
Zealander has just arrived and reports
that King Maheton, Samoa, signed the
lierlin treaty. Great interest ts mani
f ested .
John M. Krauth, secretary of the Gettys
burg liuttk-flc Id association, died Satur
day at Gettysburg, of consumptios.
At Linden, N. J., Friday night while at
tempting, to board a fast train while it was
in motion, J. X. Stern had his head and
both arras rut off.
The Y. M. C. A. conference at Nashville,
Term., closed Saturday. M. Thiers, o
Paris, and Heir Toellener, of Berlin, were
elected members of the couferejice.
The Iron Car company, of Carlisle, Pa.,
has made an assignment, owing about
FJfiS.OoO, with assets amounting to about
250,000. Hundreds of men are thrown out
Three more bodies have been found in the
ruins of the Chenango county (X. Y.) poor
house, and it is believed that others are
yet unreeovered. All the stray lunatics
have been reeaptnred.
The will of the late Junius S. Morgan,
the American banker who died on the con
tinent some weeks ago, has been admitted
to probate ut London. The value of his
state is about $10,000,000, and tl " probate
duty reached the sum of about . ,.,.i, rt).
The bridge of the Midland railway, near
Findlay, O., was washed away by a flood
George Thomas, colored, in jail at Leav
enworth, Kan., charged with murder,
died Sunday night of consumption.
The head of the London banking firm of
Kothxcbilds is growing so fat that he has
employed the renowned Dr. Schweninger,
of lierlin, to treat him for the same.
A. H. Rothaker, formerly editor-in-chief
of The Omana Republican, died in that
-sityof consumption Saturday. He was a
son-in-law of the late S. P, Rounds, and a
well kuown politician.
Fred Schaefer, a tramp who fell under
the wheels of a train at Leavenworth,
Kan., Sunday", was so horribly mangled
that he begged to be shot so as to be pat
out of his agony.
Darlnit a quarrel about church matters
at Edgewood, Ills., Saturday night, J.
Bryant shot and killed K- Edwards. -j
Akron, Ohio, in the Path of the
TWO MILES OF WEECK AND RTJIK.
Thirteen Person More.or Xss Seriously
Injured, Some, Perhaps, Fatally The
Wind's Work Ieserlbed Fatal Wind
storms KIsewhere Terrifle Explosion of
si Locomotive Boiler The Engineer and
Fireman Killed Three Railway Hands
Lose Their Lives.
Akron. O., May 13. At 5:30 Saturday
evening in the midst of a most terrific
cloud-burst this city was struck by the
worst tornado, beyond comparison, which
b,aa ever been known hereabouts, except
ing perhaps the Sharon cyclone of a
month ago. The storm struck the south
ern part of the city and tore through the
fifth, fourth and second wards. Fully 100
buildings were completely demolished,
hundreds more were badly damaged, and
a stretch two miles long was razed of
trees and buildings of all sorts. The full
force of the tornado developed Just west of
Main street, following a northeasterly
course through Wolf creek valley.
Specimens of the Destruction.
A number of houses were unroofed and
otherwise damaged, and the eccentricity
of the cyclone was never more fully illus
trated. One house would lose its roof or
have a portion torn to pietes, and other
wise be left unharmed, while the
neit one to it would be reduced to kin
dling wood. Two or Jfiree houses were:
lifted from their foundations, turned tip- j
side down, and left comparatively whole,
others were turned entirely round on theit
foundations. One residence was smashed
flat, as if a tremendously heavy weight
had been dropped upon it. Another house
had the dining-room torn off at a time
when nine persons were sitting at table. It
was carried fifty feet and dropped, the oc
cupants being all more or less injured, but
none fatally hurt.
Mr. Herman's Narrow Fsrape.
This was tiebhart Herman's hons. Mr.
Herman was pinned down In the debris,
and only the energy of despair when he
smelt of the odor of the fire rear him en
abled him toextrlcate himself. Recovering,
he found his little girl burning by the over
turned stove, and before the flames could be
extinguished she was frightfully burned
about the back and limbs. O. C. llaker's
grocery was torn to pieces. His wife and
daughters were in the building at the
time, but they made good their escape to
the cellar, and were saved, but Mr. Baker
A Brick Block Leveled.
The Giblw pottery, a brick block 1.T0 by
60 feet, was leveled to the earth with kilns
and lielongings. The family of Melvin
Irish had just seated themselves at slipper
when Mrs. Irish, warned by some intuition
cried: '"Run to the cellar; a cyclone is
joining." She and her two children man
aged to reach the eellar before the crash,
but Mr. Irish was caught by a heavy tim
ber ami his spine was seriously injured.
The house was completely broken to
pieces, not a timber remaining in place,
Mr. Irish was probably fatally injured.
The Lint of Victim.
The following casualties are reported:
Melvin Irish, leg broken, internal injuries;
Wilson Kiplinger, wife, mother, and two
children, cut and burned, one child proba
bly fatally: Antonio Manuel, August Shef
fler, and Mrs. Dommick, cut and bruised,
not fatally; Gebhardt Herman, wife, and
two children, all bruised and cut by flying
Fatal Work Hone in Missouri.
St. Loos, May 12. Reports from differ
ent points of northern Missouri state that
a large amount of property has been de
stroyed and several persons killed by the
violent storms of the past two days. In
Harrison county the house of William
Wilson was blown away, Wilson and his
two children killed, and several persons
Injured. Twenty buildings were destroyed
In Gentry county, and Mrs. X. Green was
killed. Near Memphis, Mo., six dwell
ings were blown away, but nobody was
killed or seriously injured.
EXPLOSION OF A LOCOMOTIVE.
The Knglneer and Fireman Blown Into
BCFFAI.0, X., Y., May 12. Shortly after
2 o'clock yesterday afternoon Lehigh Val
ley switch engine Xo. 2C1 was drawing a
train of freight cars from the Tifft farm
into the city. The engine was in charge of
Engineer George Pearl and Fireman Henry
O'Connor, and was going at a moderate of
speed, and when near the bridge over the
Buffalo creek, without a moment's warn
ing, the boiler exploded. The shock of the
explosion was terrific, being beard with
distinctness two miles away. Fireman
O'Connor's body was blown 100 feet in the
air and fell a shapeless mass. The body
of the engineer was found after some
search 150 feet east of the wreck. He was
dead when found and the remains were
terribly mangled. Both men had wives in
Buffalo and each leaves a family.
-MUSICAL SPECIAL WRECKED.
Three Mm on a Hand Car Killed The
Musicians Escape Injury.
Sr. Pall, Minn., May 12. The special
train on the Burlington and Xorthern, bear
ing the Boston Symphony orchestra, was
wrecked at Prescott, Wis., yesterday after
noon, aiid a terrible accident narrowly
averted A mile above Hastings the train
ran into a hand car loaded with section
hands, lth going at top speed. The hand
car was thrown thirty feet to one side and
three men, names unknown, instantly
killed and three othere severely injured.
The special was derailed and the engine
badly crippled. The passengers were
roughly knocked about and more or less
bruised, but none seriously injured. A do-
lay of four hours occurred, and an engine
sent from here brought in the train. The
killed and wounded were cared for at Pres
cott. Believe That Thirty Perished.
New York, May 12. A special to The
Fierald from Norwich, N. Y., says that
notwithstanding the mysterious reticence
of the coroner and the keepers and super
indent of the burned Chenango county
poor house at Preston, persons in a posi
tion to know say that at 'least thirty pa
tients perished in the flames.
Cleveland, Ohio, May 12. William
O'Keefe, 43 years of age, living in a block
at the west approach to the stone viaduct,
waa murdered at noon Saturday on the
sidewalk. He attempted to release his
daughter from the clutches of a woman
who was quarreling, with her over the
right to use a hydrant that stood at the
curb, and had laid hold of the woman,
when James O'Donnell, a young man
standing near, ran np and struck O'Keefe
three times in the face, knocking him
down. He kicked him twice in the aide
as he lay prostrate, resulting in O'Keefe'a
death. O'Donnell escaped.
That Bascal Pope Not Captured.
Dulcth, Minn., May 13. The story tel
egraphed from here that W. II. Pope had
been captured was not true. Pope ia
known to be or to have been here or in the
vicinity, and detectives have been looking
for him. It was supposed that he took the
steamer Dixon here Thursday, and that a
detective overhauled the boat at Two Har
bors. The Dixon has returned from Port
Arthur, but did not bring the man, and
the captain says that no arrest was made
Crusade Aavinst Non-Union Men.
Nkw York, May 12. The coal shovelera
and Stone Handlers Protective union last
night ordered a strike of the men em
ployed by the Hurricane Isle Granite com
pany because of the company's refusal to
discharge non-union men. About 160 men
will go out. ; . .
CENSUS SUPERVISORS, ATTENTION.
An Important Order Issued by Superin
Washixgtox Crrr, May 12. Superin
tendent Porter has sent the following im
portant order to all supervi rs of census:
"It has been brought to the attention of
the superintendent of censtu that the city
councils and boards of trale of certain
western cities have appropriated Bums of
money to aid their census i.npervisors in
the enumeration of the popnl ation. While
it may be urged by some th t such a pro
ceeding is legitimate, and m rely intended
to help the government to f btain a fair
and full enumeration, I am compelled to
look upon it as an almost irn-sistible temp
tation to fraud, and conseqi tently endan
gering an honest count of th ) people.
If Ton Don't Like Toor Pay, Resign.
"If tolerated by' this office it would have
a tendency to bring the who :e census into
disrepute. You are, therefore, positively
instructed r.ot to receive any such compen
sation yourself, nor counteni.nceforone in
stant the payment of any sum of money
whatever by municipalities, corporations,
associations, or persons to enumerators.
Any supervisor of census v. ho is not con
tent withthe remuneration iJlowedby law
(which is double the amount paid in 1SS0)
should at once resign.
No t'enkus Skullduggery To Be Tolerated.
"The Eleventh census mutt and ahall I
above suspicion. To tolerate any action
on the part of municipalities associations,
organizations or individuals, no matter
how powerful they may ), which has
for its purpose the debauch ng, or which
would even throw the slightest taint upon
the truthfulness of the retu-ns would, in
my opinion, lie nothing short of a crime
against the people of the United States."
Doing in ('onp-es Saturday.
Washixgtox City, May 12. A protest
from the Indians of Indian territory was
presented in the senate Sat nrdny against
numerous grants of riKbts- f-way for rail
ways through tkeir lands, on the ground
that the said railways were merely specu
lat i ve. The army approprial ion was passed,
after Hale's amendment prohibiting the
sale of liquors at military posts bad been
adopted., Butler suggested the insertion
of a provision to supply nursing bottles,
catnip t-a, etc., to the soldiers. In the
next ninety minutes 135 i idividual pen
sion bills were passed, sonn of them being
to increase the pensions of widows of of
ficers of the army and navy. One was to
give a pension of $J0 per n:onth to ,lohn
Swearer, who volunteered to assist in de
fending Fort Sumter, and was wounded,
being the first n.ar. hurt ir the war of the
rebellion. After an executive session the
The house debated the thrill all day and
until 11:1.1 p. m., a larre u iraher of mem
bers expressing their views on the bill.
Will All Voir for th Hill.
Washington ClTV, May 12. Notwith
standing the rejtort of Representative
Kerina, of California, l he representative of
the Pacific coast on the ways and means
committee, dissenting f r im the sugar
schedule of the tariff bill, t is understood
that he will vote for the bill as a whole,
contenting h:mself with i ffering amend
ments when the sugar schedule is reached
in ' he debate on the bill proper during the
week. In the cases of Co eman, of Ijouis
iana, and other Republicans who do not
approve the sugar claus j, it may also be
safely said that they will vote for the bill
as a whole.
Vas;es of r'arra Labor.
Washington Crrr, May 12. The agri
cultural department has nade an invest
igation of the wages of farm laborers,
which shows that the monthly rate of
wages has not declined. Compared with
the last previous report, tint of May last,
the average for the country is unchanged,
though slight local fluctuations are re
ported. A scarcely appreciable increase
appears in the eastern an 1 middle states,
and there is some increase in Virginia.
There is a slight reduction of the rates of
the Pacific coast region, which are still re
Senator Sherman's Birthday.
Washington City, May 12. Senator
Sherman gave a dinner party Saturday
night in honor of the completion of his
67th year of life. A distinguished
gathering was present, including Presi
dent Harrison, Vice Pi-esident Morton,
Senator Hawley, Senator Jones, Secretary
Noble, Senator Cameron and Speaker
Postponed the Meeting indefinitely.
Washington- Citt, May 12. The meet
ing of the executive committee of the na
tional Republican committee, called to
meet in Washington City to-day, has, ow
ing to the alwence of Geo. Clarkson, been
THE BASE BALL S TUATION.
Spalding on the Program me of the League
The Record an. I Scores.
Chicago, May 12. The rumors of inter
est in base ball circles hist week were to
the effect that Pittsburg and Cleveland
would go out of the Leag ic, and that the
League, incited thereto by he gate receipts
or rather lack of gate receipts would
get up another schedule. But Mr. Spald
ing, who went to New York during the
week, returned Saturday and duclared
that there was no trut a in the aforesaid
reports; the league was in the fight to the
end and would spend all the money neces
sary to win. It was still the hope and em
bodiment of the national game, and the
Brotherhood didn't coun' Saturday's at
tendance nt the league and Brotherhood
games showed somewhat better than
previous reports, thero being fi,73l at
League games and 6,5 Vt at Brotherhood
parks, but t he league played one more
game that day than the Brotherhood,
standing of th Clubs.
Following is the weekly record of all the
Broth liood wou. lot. p el I unsua won. lout. D O
H 4 .WJ Phl.a'uuia..
1 1 5 .es7lChl HBO
.4.' Hor ton
.417 I'tt almrv...
won. lost, p.cl V'cern won. lost, p.e
.f:tt MI'in ll
.44-1 Ml waukw.
Scores Saturday imd Snnday.
The following are the scores made
in the latest games played: League:
At New York New York 2, Boa
ton 3; at Philadulphiit Philadelphia 4,
Brooklyn 6; at Cincinn iti Cincinnati 11,
Pittsburg 1; at Chicago Rain.
Brotherhood: At New York New York
7, Boston 8; at PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia
12, Brooklyn 7. No games at Chicago and
Cleveland bad weathe:-.
American: At Phil idelphia Athletic
7, Brooklyn 5; at Columbus Louisville 2,
Columbus 6; rain at Rochester and Toledo.
(Sunday): at Windsor Beach (N. Y.
Rochester 10, Syracuse 1; at Philadelphia
Athletic 8, Brooklyn 5; at Columbus
Louisville 0,"Columbun 10; ta Toledo St.
Louis 4, Toledo 8.
Western: At Omaha -Omaha 4, Kansas
City 9; at Sioux City-Sioux City 1, Den
ver 0; at St. Paul Milwaukee 6, St.' Paul
5; at Des Moines Minneapolis , Des
Moines 3. (Sunday): At St. Paul St. Paul
0, Milwaukee 1; at Sioi x City Sioux City
0, Denver 1; ut Omaha Omaha 14, Kansaa
riuno Factory a'. Minneapolis.
Minneapolis, Minn , May 12 A deal
has been completed here by local capital
ists for the eatablishn ent of a large pi
ano factory, employ! ig 800 men. -. The
Mehlin piano,of New York, is absorbed by
the Century Piano company, of this city.
Nice Spring Weatl er In Montana.
Helena, Mont, Miy 12. A rain and
now storm prevailed in all parts of Mon
tana yesterday. The country waa greatly
In need of rain, and th present storm is
gures plenty of feed on the ranges the com
ing season. .
ITIIE TltAIN ON TIME
Lightning Trip of the Eccentric
George Frtncis. "
KXfLY BLY'S RECORD DISCOUNTED.
He Will Reach the End of His Trip, Bar
ring Accidents, in Sixty-Two Days The
Boss Voyage Aronnd the World A Row
In Fermentation Over the Partition of
Africa Among the European Land
Grabbers European Notes.
Losnox, May 12. George Francis Train
arrived here Saturday afternoon on his
journey aronnd the world. He held a
levee at the Victoria hotel, and started for
Queenstown in the evening, en route to
New York. He is in good "health and on
time. He said: fcI will arrive at Newport
next Saturday. I will then take the fast
express over the New York Central or
Pennsylvania railway and reach Chicago
1.1X10 miles in twenty-four honrs. I
will give a reception to the Press clnb of
Chicago in the dining car for an hour.
Then I will take a special train over the
Northestern for St. Paul, and get
there in ten hours. At St. Paul
I will hire a special train on the
Northern Pacific railroad. It will cost
100 nd will carry me to Tacoma, a dis
tance of 2,000 miles. Arrived at Tacoma
I shall have len around the world in
s'xty-two days." Mr. Train paused for the
tenth part of a second, during which he
pushed his fez a little further over his left
ear and exclaimed: "What do you think
of that?" He didn't wait for an answer,
but expbxled again: 'I'll startle 'em, I
lie Sets OAT on (he Ktruria.
Mr. Train embarked safely on the Etm
tria for New York yesterday, a goodty
company of admiring Americans being
present to bil him lon voyage. The pa
jhts devote a good deal of space to Mr.
Train, but seem quite puzzled as to his
proper classification whether among the
geniuses or the cranks of America. The
former rating is insisted upon by
some writers, who remember him
as the brilliant inventor and
orator of days gone by, and who remind
us that we are indebted to him for our
tram car system; while less favorable com
ments are made by others who can not
convince themselves that the genial philo
sopher's expressions of Anarchistic senti
ments should le condoned. All agree,
at least, that in his present enterprise he
is likely to succeed in lieating all previous
AFRICA MAY MAKE TROUPLE.
The Confll.-tinjt Interests In the Dark Con
tinent A t'onjfress Wanted.
1,ONDox, May 12. A congress of those
European powers which have territorial
possessions in Africa is rapidly becoming
a necessity, if Hcrious complications and
troubles are to be avoided. There are
all the elements of a great outbreak
in the seizure and parceling out of terri
tory which is going on in that conntry,
often in defiance of distinct lines of limita
tion and treaty obligations. Some of
these conflicts of interest have undoubted
ly arisen out of imperfect maps which leave
important lines of demarcation in ques
tion, but they are too frequently traceable
to a spirit of aggression which threatens
itiinrulty or Making a "IivTy."
The partition of an imperfectly explored
conntry like this central region of Africa
is an undertaking beset with many diffi
culties and perils. Great Britain, Ger
many, Portugal, Belgium, France and
Italy are all more or less concerned
in what is taking place there, and each
has interests which it is anxious to protect.
The f rict ion which lately arose between
England and Portugal was only an illus
tration of what may occur at any moment
between other powers that may seek to ex
pand their possessions in Africa,
A Rather Caustic Article.
London, May 12. The Lileral organ,
The Speaker, in an article under the head
ing, "A House of Thieves," comments very
severely upon the rejection of the interna
tional copyright bill by the American con
gress. -Knglish society," says The Speak
er, "ought to decline to accord the usual
internal ional courtesies to any American
visitor who is recognized as having given
his supiort to this disgraceful vote in the
house of representatives. No club should
open its doors to him; no jiersou should
offer him hospitality."
Interested In Our Silver Legislation.
Lomhin, May 12. At a banquet to be
given Wednesday by advocates of bi-met-allism
Dr. Henry Chaplin, M. P., presi
dent of the board of agriculture, will
make a speech expressing the strong in
terest taken by the royal currency com
mision in the action of the American con
gress upon the silver question.
A Rare Across the Atlantic
LrVKP.POoL, May 12. The City of Rome
left New York at 5 p. m. and the Anrania
at 4 p. m., April 30. They were in sight of
each other all the way across, the City of
Rome lieing slightly ahead most of the
time. The City of Rome arrived in Liver
pool yesterday, a little ahead of the Au-
fliineke Honor to Gen. Gordon.
Tientsin, May 12 Li Hung Chang
yesterday oiened the municipal hall
which is named after Gen. ("Chinese")
Gordon. At a banquet following the open
ing Mr. Hen by, the American minister,
predicted t hat there would lie a railway in
Manchuria in two years.
Twenty Burled In the Debris.
Paris, May 12. Portiona of the works
connected with extensive building opera
tions at the Alssises fort," wear NatttMir,
collapsed yesterday, lurrying twenty per
sons in the debris. Five dead bodies and
twelve injured persons have been extricated
from the ruins. "
Sarah Bernhardt Seriously Hart.
Paris, May 12. Sarah Bernhardt ia ilL
During the prison scene in her recent per
formance of Jeanne d'Arc a splinter en
tered her knee. The wound, at first con
sidered trivial, has grown more serious, in
flammation having set in.
A MONSTER DEAL IN BREWERIES.
Purchase of the Chicago Plants by a Brit
CniCAOO, May 12. The purchase and
consolidation of the leading Chicago brew-
cries has finally been consummated atRn
the details of the future management are
about perfect. Russell II. Monroe, of
Rochester, has tieen at the Richelieu to
this end for several weeks past, and the
matter is now in such shape that the stock
will shortly be placed upon the English
The proposed directors, according to the
prospectus just issued, are six in London,
who are not named; Russell II. Monroe, of
Rochester, who will join the board after
allotment, and in Chicago Thies J. Lefens,
William C. Seipp, John A. Orb, F. J.
Dewes, L. C. Huck, George Bullen, and F.
S. Winston. The offices in London will be
located at Wallford court and in Chicago
in the Adams Express building.
The price to be paid by the company for
the breweries and malting businesses is
1,000,000, or about 19,500,000. The company
will acquire all the real estate, properties,
buildings, machinery, rolling stock, and
all the stocks and materials which are
used in the conduct of the trade.
Music for "Sophs" to Dance By.
Ann Arbor, Mich., May 13. The sophomore-freshmen
episode of Thursday night
is liable to result seriously for the sopho
mores. President Angell" had the five ab
ductors before him Saturday, and after J
examining them aaid that their case
would be attended to at the next faculty
meeting. The boys are now fearful of ex
pulsion. The freshmen regard the matter
as a joke and aay that they will use every
effort to save the sophomores from punish
ment. . . .
MURDER MOST FOUL
A Sickenirg Discovery Made
FISHES FEEDING ON A MAN'S BODY.
The Corpse Cut to Pieces anil Burled la
the Sand of a Creek, the Different Tarts
Being Held Down by Wires Possibility
That It May be the Remains of a Mis
sing Real Estate Man An' Investigation
Indianapolis, May 13. The evidences of
a horrible crime were discovered yester
day afternoon in the bed of Eagle creek,
two miles west of the city, and it is not
improbable that the victim may prove to
be Abraham Clincs, the real es-tate dealer,
who disappeared so mysterionsly ten days
ago. Iile in the afternoon Samuel Hens
ley and some companions were walking
along the bank of Eagle creek when their
attention was att-acted by a lare nuinler
of fishes, which apjieared to lie feeding
upon a large mass of ftc-.li which lay part
ly buried in the sand. They waded out
into the water, and upon closer examina
tion, found that the !ih were feeding upon
the fleshy part of a human face, nearly all
of which hail lieen eaten otT.
Some Diabolical Ingenuity.
An attempt to pull the head from the
water revealed the fact that small slakes
had been driven iutothesnnd around it,
and wires had been stretched across the
face ami fastened to the stakes in such a
manner as to hold it down. After consid
erable effort, the head was released from
the wires, and it was taken to the bank.
It had la-en separated from the Ixxly near
the shoulders, ami was almost devoid of
flesh. Enough remained, however, to
show that t he head had leeu in the water
but a short time, as the flesh bad not lie
Come putrid, and threw oil but little odor
after lieing exposed to the air.
The Remainder of the Body Found.
Returning to the stream the Idds con
tinued their explorations in the sand bar
and soon discovered the chest and arms,
from which the flesh had also lieen eaten
by fish. This part of the Ixxly had been
separated from the lower extremities just
above the hips, and the latter were found
a short distance away, also partly buried
in the sand, aud with the most of the flesh
gone. A round each of these separate parts
a uumlM-r of stakes had Ik-cii driven deep
into the sand, and w ires ls stretched lie
tween them, so as to keep the remains
from rising in the water.
No Cine to the Indetitity.
The indications were that, after deposit
ing the parts of the body in the water,
coverings of sand were put upon them and
then the stakes were driven into the bed
of the creek and the win stretched
across. The hair bad nearly all been
washed off by the action of the water, the
fish had preyed upon the flesh from the up
per part and only the side next to the 1ank
of the creek was untouched. When the
parts of the lxwly were placed together
upon the bank they showed that the man,
in life, had lieen alout five feet nine inches
tall, and weighed alsnit 1MI or V.K) pounds.
There was no clothing or anything near to
indicate that the Iwdy was clothed when
taken to the creek, and the jiarties who
placed it there left no clue as far as could
The oroncr's Opinion.
Coroner Wagner visited the scene In-fore
the remains were taken to the morgue, but
was able to make only a cursory exami
nation, owing to the lateness of the hour.
He expressed the opinion, however, that
the body had leen in the sand several
weeks, and, though it might correspond in
height and weight very closely to (.'lines',
he did not think it could possibly have
been placed there as late as ten days ago.
I have no doubt that a murder has lieen
commit ted, and that this method was
taken to conceal the crime," said he, -lmt
I know too little now to venture An opinion
as to the time or circumstau.-es attending
it. The body was exidently brought here
in a nude condition, aud tloultlless in sep
arate parts, as it was found. I shall lieniu
an investigation in Ihe morning, hut 1 con
fess that the crime seems at present to lie
enveloped in impenetrable mjxtery."
A Mighty Immaterial Cine.
The police think they have a clue in the
discovery that a man was seen at the creek
Saturday, and appeared to lie putting
something in the sand. 1 le was seen to
take a sack from a wagon ami wade out
into the water. He drove a dun -colored
horse, ami the parties who saw him. while
not watching him closely, think they
would he able to identify him -houUl they
see him again. But it would have Ix-en a
bold man bold to recklessness who
would have done such work in broad day
light. There have lieen several mysterious
disappearances from this city within the
past six months, but none of them apjiear
to correspond to the remains found in the
creek as closely as Clines'. A thorough
investigation has been set on foot by t he
police and the coroner.
The Killing or Henry Knnolt.
ST. Iris, May li Further develop
ments in the Knnolt cae seem to relieve
Kunolt of the charge of N-ing a common
thief. It will lie tvmemliered that he was
killed by George Stall kamp while he was,
asStaltkamp supjiosod, trying to rob the
latter's carpenter shop. Stall kamp has
lieen exonerated, and it is now said that
the second person who was present with
Kunolt that niirlit was a woman, an old
sweetheart of Kunolt, with whom he had
made an assignation at the carpenter shop,
thinking that it was never locked. The
woinan has not lieen found.
Ghastly Sensation at Kansas City.
Kansas City, May li At the Union
station Saturday, iu a pine Isix two feet
long was found the horribly mutilated
body of a woman. Almost all the flesh
had beeu cut from the In men and the head
and face was mutilated lieyong recogni
tion. The IkhIj- was packed in charcoal
and from all apiearuuces life could uot
have been exl inct for more than thirty six
lletectivo Lynch F.xourrated.
Rochester, N. V., May P.'. At the
coroner's inqnest in tho Lynch-Stoddani
shooting case Saturday several witnesses
testified as to Stoddard's bad record aud
that they had beard him threaten Lynch's
life. The jury brought in a verdict on
each body, exonerating the detective from
all blame ou the ground of self defetise.
Killed by a Blow with Ihe Fist.
LaCrossf., Wis., May 13. Yesterday
afternoon William Rewey, engineer at
Davidson's mill, and ex-Post master Oliver
Olsen, of Midway, had some difficulty in
a saloon in this city. Kewey struck Olsen
with his fist, killing him instantly. The
murderer made his escape, but was run
down aud captured at Onalaska.
The Wrestle Broke I'p in a Row,
Providence, R, I., May 12. A wrestling
match for (500 a side between Bibby and
Cattanach, at. the Pawtucket rink, Satutv
day night, broke up amid great excite
ment, the police charging npon the disor
derly crowd with clubs. Each man had
won one fall. The referee left without an
nouncing a decision.
Snuday Diversion in Texas.
Hearve, Tex., May 13. Ed Bennett, a
negro convict who outraged a white lady
three miles from here Saturday night, was
captured later by a sheriff's posse and waa
taken from juil by a mob yesterday after
noon and hanged to a tree. Bennett waa
serving a penitentiary term for rape.
Speaker Reed's Ida Approved.
Washisbtox Citt, May 12. The quea
tion of adjournment has been discussed inr
formally in the senate committee on
finance and committee on appropriations,
and it has been determined that the sug
gestion of Speaker Reed that an adjourn
ment be had by the middle of July ia a
OF THE SPRING. SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-C1TIES,
-A.X POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
"5 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
tSSPWhich are good Fitters
THEY CUT UP A MILLIONAIRE.
Student Itiosert the Rudy or a Man Who
Had IWn I-,-ft a Fwrtune.
Cleveland, May li Varken Trouje,
an attorney, if Amsterdam, Holland, and
a t-tznl associate arrival in this ity Fri
day, and spent Saturday making inquiries
in regard to the heir to a Holland estate
worth 6.CKi).Ml marks. The mau they
(vatitd was HuWrt von Daniber, who
came to Ihis country several years a o
after a quarre.! with bis family. lum
ber's brother died recently, leaving his
whole property to HuWrt." The lawyers
learned that Hubert adopted the name of
Edmonds and settled in Cleveland.
His Fortune Cauie Too I .at a.
With the aid of city officials it was as
certained that Kdmonds entered thn city
infirmary in January, lfsss, jn distressed
circumst-auces and suffering from con
sumption. He died in February last, and
his body was turned over to a medical col
lege for dissection. The chain of evidence
oes far to establish the identity of Barn
la r with that of Flmonds, and the law
yers are pretty well sat istled that when the
students in the collejte dissected Kdmonds
they cut up the heir to a 6,U0,Oou marks
estate in Holland.
The C hicago World's Fair.
ClllCUK), May li So encouraging are
the reports of the financial committee of
the World's fair directory that it has lieen
decided to raise the additional A.uAI.OuO
necessary to meet the terms of the bill in
corporating the fair by an increase of
stock to that amount instead of the issue
of bonds. It is believed that the whole
tlO.Ouu.OOO can la? thus raised. California
has telegraphed here that the Golden
state will want aUut ten acres of ground
for its exhibit. The directory is iu favor
of the Ijiike Frout for the site aud a plaq
is under consideration to till iu the lake to
a distance of l,'i" feet from the present
short line in order to n-t room.
The I enphart Murder Case.
Chaklkstov, rt. C, May Ij-Tbe United.
States district judge Saturday refused to
prant a writ of haljeas corpus to transfere
United States Marshal Miller, involved in
the Iexington lynching case, from the
state to the United States court. Miller,
however, will be transferred from the
Ijexiutjton to the Columbia jaiL He is
afraid of beini? lynched at liexint'too.
Miller made tha- affidavit upon which a
respite was granted to l-aph.irt, who was
shot to death last woek by a mob; then he
swore that the affidavit was false. .Vow
he says that this last statement waa false,
having lteen obtaiued from him by threats
of bodily harm.
Kas She Iid It by Accident.
Wixterport, Me., Mayli LidaMaacn,
the young woman who shot Perry Kith
Thursduy, was arrested Saturday at his
home. The victim was in the same con
dition. She claims that the shooting waa
This powder never Tsrtes. A Barrel ot 'parity
strength and wholesomnesf. More economics
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in
competition wtta the multitude of low test, short
weight alnre er prpbocphau powders . Sold eat
4a com. BoTaJ. Baame fowDaa Co., KM Wafi
Bt w. T,
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
received of Stubley & Co., a shipment of their
1622 SEICOnSTXD JVEIsTTJE.
2011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys.
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES -
I O IC n R C A Rl TS1 in the tri-rities. mule Irom j..rr
I U ft. U 1 1 E. H l vi j p.u-..Steic,'un P,M 10 "p '
F. L. BILLS,
TQE POPULAR ,
No. 326 Brady Street, Davenport,
HA9 A CHOICE SELECTION OF
Goods delivered to all part, of the three cities free of cbsrge.
F. C. HOPPE
No. 180S Second avenue.
Has opened his Sew amj Spacious
No. 1020 to 1G2G Third avenue, "
where he would be pleased to see his friends.
w All kinds ot drinks as well as le and Torter. and the well known Hri..w n
r place in the cl. j wh. you ca Ke, it. Koast Bf LoncV.lerV "ay tu li. "f l"S
And Dealer in Mens? Fine Woo!en.
1706 Second Avenue.
Dealer in New and
Second Hand Goods
The hlfc-he price raid for roods of an kind.
cr. :m:. CHRISTY,
Steam Cracker Bakery,
. MAnrriCTUEEB 0? CKACKIKS AID BIICJTITS.
Aak jour Grocer for them. ' They are best-
ST" Specialties! The Christy "OTITIS" and the Christy "WATX."
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
Kock Island, III.
Will Irsde, Sell or buy anything.
No. 1614 Second Avenue.