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Friday, May 16, 1890.'
The Indianapolis Ifeita, an independent
republican paper, says of the late election
in Indiana: "If any man in Indiana who,
at any time in his life, peddled tickets at
the polls had been given an office, it
would not have changed the result of the
election. Local questions and candidates
were given special consideration, but the
general results Is due to the prevailing
dissatisfaction of the people of Indiana,
just as in other stales, over a condition
of things tor which the republican party
in Its heedless adherence to the disc rim
Dating and monopolj-eustaiuigj? legisla
tion, is believed to be largely rcspons
It is hard indeed to find a western re
publican newspaper of any standing in
favor of the McKinley bill. The
Milwaukee Sentinel (rep.), says the
measure is not what an important
number of republicans bad a right
io expect.. The Atchison Globe (rep.)
declares that it is designed to en
rich the few at the expense of the many
"The many bear all the burden; the few
reap all the benefit." The Xebraska State
Journal (rep.) speaks of the revisors as
"ready to impose a tariff on everybody
business but their own." The Minne
apolis Journal (rep.) says: "They have
increased duties right and left without
consulting the parties most interested or
taking in the true situation." The Goat
ha Bee (rep ) says the bill disappoints the
popular expectation, that revision would
be downward rather than upward, and so
"disregards a nearly universal and urgent
demand which the party in power cannot
nfford to ignore."
The Chicago Tribune is now industri
otisly engaged in exposing the iniquitic
of the McKinley tariff bill and defending
i'self against the criticisms of the hide
bound partisan republican press. It
also claimed that the veteran editor of the
Tribune has engaged in an internecine
war with the republican congressman of
Illinois, and that he is so eager to heat
nirKiDiev s bill mat be is sitting up
nights devising plans for accomplishing
bis purpose. He has written personal
letters to all the republic in memliers o
congress from Illinois, and to some from
other states, imploring them to save the
party and the country from the iniquitous
McKinley bill. If he had simply im
plored, all would have been well; but it
is not in Mr. Medill's nature to make sim
pie requests. He has intimated to every
republican congressman from Illinois that
if the member does not stand up and figh
the McKinley bill he shall lie made to
suffer fr his negligence. Mr. Medill's
dictum has been: "Fight the McKinley
bill or the Tribune will oppose your re-
election." One or two of the men who
have been thus threatened have replied
with tart letters, in which they rudely and
unfeelingly advise Mr. Medill to go to the
place where sulphur is on the free list.but
others, not so bold, are very much wor
ried over the fire in the rear with which
they are threatened. They know that the
editor has great power, and that be in
tends to use his power to do them harm
he can is shown by the fact that be has
already turned his batteries on Messrs.
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The Chicago Journal savs: "Not coa
tent with beating the world with its art
calendars for ltiUO, the Chicago fc Grand
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record by the publication of a magazine,
entitled Gateways of Tourist Travel.'
The work is elegantly gotten up and con
tains a host of the finest photogravure
views of scenes along the line of the road.
The whole forms a work of art."
This beautiful book is printed on coated
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all oi the photogravure or half-tone pro
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At the regular meeting of the Tri-City
Labor Congress held In this city Sunday,
the following resolutions were adopted:
Retoleed, That we fayor placing Mexi
can lead-silver ores on the free list in our
tariff, as in our opinion it will stimulate
reciprocity of trade between the two
countries and thus benefit the farmers
and working people of the United States.
Iieiolced, That the secretary ot this
congress furnish a copy of the above reso
lution to Hon. Wm. H. Gest, M. C, for
the Eleventh congressional district of II.
linois, with a request that he present it in
the house of representatives.
Reiolced, That the secretary furnish a
copy of the foregoing resolutions to any
newspaper desiring to publish the same.
The above resolutions were not fur
nished the Abucb until this afternoon.
THe Latent lr Wire.
(JEN. FRAKCI8 SPINS ER SINKING.
Jacksonville. Fla., May 16. Gen.
Francis E. Spinner, who is suffering from
a cancer on the face, is growing rapidly
worse, and cannot survive long.
JUDGE DRUMMOND DEAD.
Chicago, May 16. Judge Thomas
Drummond, exs judge of the United
States circuit court, died at Wheaton,
111., at 11 o'clock last night, aged 60
THE PENNSYLVANIA MINE HORROR.
Wilksbarre, Pa., May 16. Exploring
parties have penetrated the mine at Ash
ley and find nineteen dead and six still
missing; it is more than probable that
they are dead.
The Best Besnll-
Every ingredient employed in produc
ing Hood's Sarsaparilla is strictly pure,
and is the beat of its kind It is possible to
bay. All the roots and herbs are care
fully selected, personally examined, and
only the best retained. So that from the
time of purchase until Hood's Sarsapa
rilla is prepared, everything is carefully
watched with a view to attaining the best
result. Why don't you try it? 1
HAS A DOUBLE EDGE
The Proposed Law on Import
ing Alcoholic Liquors.
DBESSED-BEEF MEN SMELL DANGER
Toller (.'louts His Silver Speech and Re
plies to a Few Interrogatories The
House Put Another Brake on Tariff
Kloqnenee-ha President Likely to
Veto a Free Coinage Bill A Luxurious
Feast Stopped by the Grim Terroi
"Washington City, May 12. The Chi
cago dressed beefwft;n have discovered a
new danger to their business. It is in the
proposed law empowering state legisla
tures to prohibit importations of liquors,
which was made necessary by the original
package decision of the supreme court. A.
H. Veeder, who is Swift's attorney, is here
looking into the matter, with other Chi
cago lawyers. The dressed beet, Imtterine
and oleomargarine men fear that if states
are given this authority as to intoxicating
liquors they may claim it as to other pro
Dangerous Precedents Not Wanted.
Vp to this time the Chicago packers
have becu able to defeat in the courts all
efforts on the part of states to shut out
their food products, and they are now anx
ious that no dangerous precedents be set
by congress. This danger was pointed
out 'Wednesday in the senate by Edmunds
when the bill was reported from the ju-
dioiary committee. In explaining the bill
Hoar said it had been made necessary by
the late decision of the supreme court,
which holds that intoxicating liquor man
ufactured m one state, conveyed into an
other, aud there tiold by the manufacturer
or lus acont is protected bv the constitu
tion of the United Stares from any regula
tion or prohibition of the sale by the state
law, on the ground that such prohibition
or regulation is nn interference with the
regulation of commerce between the states.
Kdmuiids Was Probably Correct.
The court, in their opinion, say that the
states cannot pass such prohibitory or reg
ulating statutes without the permission
of congress, which is understood to imply
tuai congress may tlve that permission.
and that with that permission the states
may pass any regulation or prohibitory en
actment which they see fit. Kdmunds said
the danger was that the principle would
1 applied to other art idea of eommerre.and
that this would a place great power in the
nanus oi the states, and est called atten
tion to the same thing.
ine Colorado Senator Replies to Some
Wash ixo ton City, May 16. Teller com
pleted his silver speech in the somite yes
terday. He reiterated the old charge that
the "gold bugs'" had the world by the
throat, and were choking the life out of
the man who owes money, and that they
had secured legislation iu this country
which had added one-third to the national
debt. They would not. he said, surrender
their advantage unless they had to. He
quoted Allison, Hume and other histo-
rianVfor the assertion that the decline of
Rome was to lie attributed to the lack of
money; and that the dark ages had result
ed from the same cause.
A Keply with Several "Ifs."
Hoar iuniiired whuther even without the
demonetization of silver in 1S73, its price
would not have fallen.
Teller replied that if the United States
had remained on the double standard, and
if the demonetization of silver in Ger
many had brought down the price of sil
ver, aud if the Latin union had restricted
silver on account of the effect of German
silver on the market the mints of the
United States would have been open im
mediately to the coinage of silver, and
every silver owner could have taken his
silver to the miut and have had it con
verted into legal tender money, against
which there was then, at least no preju
The Agricultural Interest.
Uluir HdkiMi leller to state, iu connec
tion with the fall of prices in agri
cultural products, that there had been no
relutive increase in quantity.
Teller did make the statement, and add
eu that the trouble was not one of over
production, but of under-production.
Allison asked him to state, in that same
connection, that the price which the farm
er obtained for his produce now would
pay for as much of the things he bought
as the higher price which he obtained
Teller admitted that, as to somethings
which the farmer bought, that was trua;
but he added that there were some things
which had not fallen, aud which the farm
er had to pay. His taxes had not fallen;
the interest on his mortgage had not
CORKING UP THE ORATORY.
Another Hebate-Khorteninc Resolution
Adopted by the House.
Washington Citt, May !. McKinley
yesterday made anothor move in the direc
tion of shutting off the oratory on the tar
iff bill. He offered a resolution providing
that the debate iu committee of the whole
shall close at noon on Wednesday next,
and the bill lie reported to the house. This
brought the Democrats to their feet with
Vigorous protests. Jilotint declared that
the announcement that only twelve days
in all were to be devoted to debate bad
corked up a good many orators, as mem
ber' bad not thought it worth while to
prepare speeches. The rule was unwise,
and a violent parliamentary proceeding.
McKinley Cites Some Precedents.
McKinley denied that the resolution had
any purpose to atitle debate. It was in
tended to concentrate debate on the para
graphs anil provisions of the bill. The re
solution was not to deny to the minority
freedom of debate, but to deny to it the
right to delay public business by obstruc
tive tactics. Did the gentleman from
Georgia rememlwrthatln the Forty-fourth
congress but one day bad been given to
the consideration of tho tariff bill. In tile
Forty-iifth congress the tariff bill had
been considered six days. In the Forty-
eighth congress it had been considered
A Reference to Randall.
Springer said that in the Fourty-eisrhth
congress there were on the Democratic
side twelve or fifteen members who voted
with the Republicans to strikeout the en
McKinley Yes; and among those twelve
or fifteen members was the no
bles!, Democrat that ever stood on that
alde-Samuel J. Randall. fApDlauso.l
MxMUlin inquired what (under the reso
lution) would become of the amendments
offered in committee of the whole and not
disposed of at noon Wednesday?
AlcrUnley They will fall.
McMillin And it is your object to make
McKinley then demnnded the previous
question, and after rejecting a motion to
lay on the table the house adopted the res
olution 139 to 3.
THE CONGRESSIONAL BRIEF.
Synopsis of a Day's Transactions in
Senate and House.
Washington Citt, May 16. A bill was
reported to the senate yesterday providing
for the. adjudication and payment of In
dian depredations claims. A resolution
was adopted calling upon the District com
missioners for information whether labor
ers on District work are required to work
more than eight hours per 'day. Some
routine business was transaiflKl, and Teller
resumed his speech on silver. During the
speech Allison asked him if the prices the
.farmer got for his product would not buy
as much of the things he needed as he had
formerly obtained with higher prices.
Teller admitted that theyjwpuld, except as
THE BOCK ISLAND AKGUS, FKIDAY. MAY 16, 1890.
to interest and taxes. ' Teller concluded his
speech, aud Coke next spoke in favor of
free coinage. The bill went over, and the
senate passed the bill to an berize the sale
of timber on the Menonines Indian reser
vation. After a secret session adjourned.
O'Neill of Massachusetts introduced in
the house a bill providing t hat violations
of the contract labor law shall be pun
ished by not less than $530 fine, not less
than six months imprisonr lent and also
the forfeiture for every offense of $1,000
which may le sued for by the United
States. Another bill intrcduced provides
a pension of (25 per month for the veterans
who were on the Sultana when she ex
ploded her boilers, April 27, 1885. Mc
Kinley reported a resolution providing
that Wednesday next at nton the debate
in committee on the tariff bill shall close
and the bill be reported to t he house. The
Democrats fought the resolution vigor
ously, but it was adopted. In committee
the bill was debated for th remainder of
the day, and a recess was t hen taken to 8
p. m. At the night session 139 private
pension bills were passed.
The Verdict in the McCalla Case. "K
Washikgton Citt, May 16. The secre
tary of the navy has approved the finding
of the court martial in tha case of Com
mander McCalla, who was t ried for strik
ing a seaman ou the wan hip Enterprise
with his sword, and generally being ad
dicted to severe punishmenr. of bis subor
dinates. The sentence is that McCalla be
suspended from rank and duty for three
years. The court reconin ended McCalla
to clemency iu consideration of his previ
ous services, but the secretary says he sees
no reason to mitigate the sentence im
posed. Commander McCalla will lose the
difference letwecn Vi00 ier year and
1,4U0 per year by the set tence, so far as
pecuniary loss goes.
Death Spoil a Splendi.l Rauuet.
Washington- City, May 1(5. Senator
Stanford received a teleg -am yesterday
morning announcing the death of his
brother Josiah Stanford, of Oakland, Cal.
i ne senator had invitations out for a din
ner to be given last uight to members of
the cabinet and senate and for a dinner to
be given next Thursday nh, ht to the presi
dent. All of these were re-called. The
dinner of next week was to have been one
or the magnificent, feature of the Wash
mgton social season. The senator had
been telegraphing to all parts of the
United States for more thai a week order
ing dainties for the feast.
Will Harrison Veto Free Coinage?
ashikgton- Citt, May 16. The Xew
York Sun's correspondent here quotes
senator who has recently I en consulted
oy i-resmeni Harrison on t he silver ques
tion, assaying: "The president has an
nounced his unwillingness to sign a free
coinage bill. He has said l hat he would
veto such a hill. He is a lxious for the
passage of a silver bill, but does not think
the country is yet ready for free coinage.
Power Drakes for I.allways.
ASHiNGTOX CITY, May 16. The seuate
committee on inter-state commerce con
tinued yesterday its bear ngonthe sub
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jci ui i-oiiieiiiiig rauroias to auopt a
uniform system of power brakes. Those
who were heard yesterday were L. S. Kauff-
maun, of Fort Dodge, la., Mr. Brown, of
me Hunnikton system, and Judge Lough
ridge, of Philadelphia.
Will Send Those Clilnsmeii Buck.
Washington City, May 10. As a result
of correspondence betweeu the department
oi justice anu the treasury department it
has been decided to send bak to China the
twenty one Chinamen who were smuggled
into this country from Mrxico, and who
are now in custody at Sau Diego, Cal,
Dividend In a Brokf n Rank.
Washington Citt, May 16. The comp
troller of the currency has declared a fifth
dividend of 8 per cent, in favor of the cred
itors of the Fifth National bank of St,
Louis, Mo., making in all 93 percent, cm
claims amounting to el. 117 The bank
failed iu November, 1S87.
CASTAWAY TOOK THE PRIZE.
The iireat Rare at the Brooklyn Jockey
Club Course Sporting Notes.
NEW i ORK, May 16. Tb'i great race of
the Brooklyu Jockey club -the Brooklyn
Handicap was run yestenlay on a track
that the rain had done ite best to make
slow, aud succeeded pretty well. The race
which was for $10,000, second horse to re
ceive f3,0U0 and third horse $l,UiO was
witnessed by thousands of people and gal
laniiy run. Kacelanu and rides were
scratched because of the onditiou of the
course. Castaway took t le lead at the
start, and was never headed, coming in six
lengths to the fore; Badge second, Eric
third. Los Angeles was fifth. The time
was 3:10, which is considered fast for the
l'i miles iu view of the state of -the track.
At Chicago and Louisville.
Chicauo, May 16. The Tinning horses
at the west side park yesterday were:
Ferryman, mile, 1:1U; llarambourn,
mils, l:'i',;: Ronnie King. mile, 1:85;
Pinkie T., mile, King Koxburg,
1 1-16 miles over hurdles, 2:1 8.
Louisville, May 16. The races here
yesterday were won iu the following or
der: Ora, V mile, 0:!W: Rose Howard H
mile, 0:iJ; Mt. Iebauou, 1 mile 70 yards,
1:511; Lady Washington, Jt' mile, 1:05V;
lyOUise Sylvester, 1 mile, !:.
Tlie Rase Hall Scores.
Chicago, May 16. The base ball aggre
gations made the following scores yester
Brotherhood: A,t Brooklj n Brooklyn 7,
Chicago 6. Other games I ostponed rain
or wet grounds.
League: AH games postponed rain or
American: At Rochester Rochester 4,
Columbus 5; at Syracuse- Syracuse 6, St.
Lonis 0. Other games postponed rain.
Western: At Milwaul.ee Denver 0,
Milwaukee 2; at St. Paul- Kansas City 3,
St. Paul 6; at Des Molne-Omaha 3, Des
FRIENDS OF TRANSGRESSORS.
Startling Statement Made Before the
Humanitarians at Baltimore.
Baltimore, May 10. In the conference
of charities and corrections yesterday an
invitation was received to .-neet at Nash
ville next year, and C. G. Truesdale, of
Chicago, spoke for that city in 1693, as
that year the whole world would be there.
He moved the appointment of a commit
tee to consider the calling of an interna
tional congress at Chicago In the above
year, and the motion was f.uoptea. bpeaK-
ing to the subject "The Prisoner's Sun
day" Gen. Brinkerhoff, of Ohio, said that
crime was frightfully on the increase, and
for the last, fifty years h id risen like a
tide to which there is no eb ?. In 1830 the
criminals were one in eve (7 8,442 ot the
population; in 1880, one in 837, and from
present appearances the census of 1890
will show one -in every BOO A resolution
was passed calling upon all the churches
to observe the fourth Sunday in October
as "prisoners' Sunday."
Got Him Safe Enough New.
Stkactjse, N. Y., May 10.--Miss Mollis
Westphal has been engattd to Thomas
Hand for some time. Wednesday after
noon she saw him cbattii g with a lady
friend on the street. She w nt to her home
and took a dose of laudanum. Her life was
despaired of, and Rand was sent for. Her
father denounced him as a murderer. After
four hours Miss Westphal . regained con
sciousness, and at 10 o'cloclij-me and Rand
were married. The young woman is her
self again. "
Hibernian Life Ins trance.
Hartford, Conn., May 18. In the con
vention of the Ancient Order of Hibern
ians yesterday the committ je on insurance
reported against life insurance by the na
tional order, but advised 1 hat each state
branch take charge of the insurance of
members in that branch. '.Che report was
accepted. ' .. ;
DEATH IN THE PIT.
Awful Disaster in a Pennsyl
vania Coal Mine.
OVEE A SOOSE OF MEN ENTOMBED.
The Mine Cave and Catches Twenty
Seven 'Workmen, Only Three of Whom
Have Been Rescued, and They Badly
Hurt The Dreadful Black Damp Drives
Back the Rescuers, While the Wives
and Children of the Burled Men Wall
for Those Who May Never flee the
light of Day.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., May 16. A cave-in
occurred yesterday near Ashley
in mine Xo. 8, operated by the
Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Coal com
pany, by which twenty-seven men were
entombed iu the mine. The scene of the
disaster during the afternoon was one of
intense excitement. Not only relatives of
thetwenty-seven imprisoned miners and la
borers, but thousands of others were gath
ered upon the spot discussing the best
methods of effecting their rescue. The
company took prompt action toward liber
ating the imprisoned men, but things were
In a chaotic condition and it was some
time before oetler was obtained and intel
ligent efforts made iu behalf of the un
fortunates. Recalls a Former Disaster.
The present cave is in the workings in
Xo. 8 of the I-high and Wilkesbarre Coal
company, immediately adjoining the mine
in which the massive cave occurred twelve
years ago, imprisoning ten men for over a
week, but who were finally rescued alive.
The present cave extends over a half mile
square, and includes a portion of the
thickly settled village called Maffet's
Patch. A large number of houses have
gone down with the surface, but only a
few of thein have been badly damaged.
Rescuing- dirties at Work.
A olunteers were abundant when called
for to go iuto the mine and attempt the
rescue of the imprisoned men, and about 5
o'clock it was announced that one of the
rescuing parties had succeeded in breaking
through one of the chambers beneath the
cave. It was 0:(;0 p. m., however, before
they reached the first of the victims. He
was lying at the bottom of a fifty feet
plane, and in order to rescue him it be
came necessary to lower a miner down
with a rope. This was done, aud the
charred and blackened form of Anthony
Froyne, the first victim, was hoisted to the
surface. He was still alive, but his in
juries are considered fatal.
The Mine Full of Black Damp.
hen the news spread that Froyne was
ourned a feeling of gloom came over the
old miners present, for they realized that
mere was little hope of his companions
having escaped death. Froyue is supposed
to have wandered away from the others,
and while trying to find a way out caused
an explosion of gas iu some old chamber.
If this explosion extended to where the
other men were their chances of escape are
very slight. At. S o'clock the rescuing
party liail penetrated to within sight of
two dead bodies, but the gas was so thick
that they were driven back to the surface.
The place is full of black damp, and fur
ther approach in the direction of the vic
tims is iiniMwsible, even with a safety
lamp. As it looks now, very little hope
is entertained that any of the men will be
Pitiable Scene at the Pit Mouth.
' 9 P. m. The men entombed are nearly
all married aud have large families all de
pendent ou them for support. The scene
around the mouth of the pit is a heart
rending one. ives and mothers crowd
close up to the dark opening and peer in
as if their love would dispel the darkness
of the fatal depths, while the cries of the
little ones calling for their fathers make
the hearer sick with pity. The men who
form the rescuing party are strangers to
fear and If it is within the bounds of pos
sibility to reach the men inside they will
be rescued alive or their bodies restored
Later. I.lxt of the Imprisoned Men.
The official list of those imprisoned is as
follows: Kllis D. Williams, married,
seven children; Harry Parry, married, five
children; Owen Parry, Michael Henry,
married, two sons; Thomas C. Davis, mar
ried, eight children: John Scally, t'.j sup
port of a widowed mother; Michael Scally,
Daniel Sullivan, married, seven children;
John Hanson, single; John Alien, assist
ant mine boss, married, three children
(taken out seriously burned at 8:30 p. n);
Robert W. Roberts, married, no children,
(brought to the surface at 9 p.
m. fatally burned); Harry Jones,
laborer, married three children; Ruliert
X. Pritchard. married, one child; Charles
James, married, live children; Anthony
Froyne, married, one child (rescued at 7
o'clock badly burned): John James, mar
ried, two children; John Williams, mar
ried, six children; Jonathan Williams,
married, two children; Richard Jones,
married, two children; William Kdwards.
married, two children; Thomas Williams.
married, one child; Thomas Claus,
married, no children; Owen Williams,
married, one adopted child; John Hemsey,
single; Frank Gallagher, single, aud two
A Sad XlBht Watch.
The opening through which the rescuing
parties entered into t he gangway is on the
north side of a deep wooded ravine. The
space 'in the immediate vicinity of the
opening is lighted with locomotive head
lights, torches and lanterns that shed
weird and fitful gleams of light Into the
yawning cavern where squads of brawny
miners lalor iu the hope of rescuing their
fellows. Uutsitle this small circle all is
darkness. The hundreds of anxious rela
tives and friends stand weeping around
Two More Rescued Alive.
About 9 o'clock there was a shout aud
the crowd eagerly pressed forward. Two
miners were coming out, bearing a limp
form on a stretcher. The rescued man
proved to lie Fire Boss John Allen. He
was unconscious and badly burned, but
will probably recover. It is said hat Al
len's lamp set fire to gas and caused an ex
plosion. At 9:40 o'clock Robert Roberts
was brought out. He is So badly burned
that he can hardly recover.
Allen Describes the Calamity.
The Latest. Fire Boss Allen has re
covered consciousness and told of the hor
ror. He said that when the cave-in came
the men all threw down their tools and
made for the main gangway. They found
that it was blocked with the debris. Some
ot the men then fainted and sank to the
ground. Others got down on their knees
and prayed for deliverance. -Others rum
maged around abandoned workings all the
afternoon. When the cave-in occurred
there was a slight explosion in one of the
breasts, which burned several men. He
says the air is bad, and unless the other
men are reached with iu the next ten
hours they must perish.
Driven Out by the Gas.
At midnight the rescuing parties were
driven out of the gangways by the gas.
Thev left their safety lamps outside and
went tn again, but aa they could only
grope around in the darkness they could
accomplish nothing. An effort is being
made to change the current of air, so as to
drive the gas away from where the vic
tims are supposed to be.
J.ucky Nal Gallagher.
Fort Dodge, la., May 16. Neal Galla
gher, a Coatville miner, known is this
vicinity as the poorest man in the city, has
been made the richest. He is notified that
he is heir to 135,000, left by a rich relative
in Pennsylvania. -
Miss Keener Will Prosecute.
Jacksonville, Ills., May 16. Miss
Keener was before the grand jury yester
day, and later a second Indictment against
Poaton was returned. He was placed un
der 11,000 bail on each indlclment.
Their Hard-Earned Cash
ABOUT A MILLION DOLLARS WORTH
Co-Operation Proves a Magnificent Fail
ure in the Lone Mar State A Charge
Made That the Farmers Have Been
Robbed of Millions and the Law To Be
Appealed toAlliance Managers Not
Ausns, Tex., May 16. A press dispatch
eit out from here a few days Ago an
m unced a suit against the Farmers' Alli
ance managers at Dallas. It was deemed
expedient by prominent Alliance men that
matters be kept quiet a short while, but
yesterday all grounds for further secrecy
ended, and the attorneys yesterday morn
ing gave out the facts. Suits will be filed
enjoing the publication of The Mercoy,
and another against the present managers
to obtain the property. Two other suits
will be brought against the old Alliance
frittered the Cash Away.
The allegations will set forth some very
grave charges, and will show a woful mis
use or waste of funds. Hundreds of thou
sands of dollars sent up to Dallas, it is al
leged, have been frittered away. The com
plainants assert that for about two years
the Alliance numtiered over 200,000 mem
bers, and that up to a year ago its mem
bership was not less than 100,000, and that
each member contributed during "the ex
istence of the Alliance exchange various
sums of money.
Colossal Ignorance Develops.
The official papers in the hands of at
torneys show colossal ignorance on the
part of some one, aud disclose that enter
prises have been gone into illegally and
contrary to the Alliance charter. The
suits are instituted by the subordinate
lodges of the state whose members are
stockholders in the various charted Alli
ance concerns about Dallas. They will be
brought iu the name of prominent Alli
ance men. An appeal has been made te
the subordinate lodges asking that they
send delegates to a convention to beljeld
in Waco as soon as possible.
Robbed of Over a Million.
The appeal arraigns the officers of the
Alliance in fearful language, and among
other things says:
Bkethues: We have been the victims
of deceit. Facts and figures appear as ir
refutable proofs of the charge that we
have been robbed of more than $1,0110,000
In cash and property values. While we
have been toiling at our homes and,
through misplaced confidence, responding
to appeals for more funds, these desMiilets
have been repeling on the gains of dis
honor." Dr. MrCune Involved.
They charge that the first evidence of
crookedness was discovered during Dr.
McCuue's administration, aud he gave the
Alliance trouble a year ago. He is now in
Washington City lobbying for the Iicklir
bill, which Alliance men and farmers here
denounce. McCune led them to believe
the Dullas exchange, of which he was au
officer, would save them thousands of dol
lars annually, whereas it weut intolauk
ruptcy in less than two yeaes, and iai lners
are out of iMcket over f l.ouu.ouu.
An Optimistic View.
Dr. Field, who was one of a committee
of eleven to examine the books when the
charge of crookedness was first broached,
says they found the exchange had only
handled ttti.OOO paid up stock, aud thinks
everything will be all right.
Another Girl Kidnapped.
BKL1.KVH.LK, Ills., May Hi.-Minnie
Deichman, a pretty miss, aged lfi. has dis
appeared, aud is thought to have lx-cn kid
napped. She is au ud opted daughter of
Gottleib Deichman, left home for school
Wednesday, aud did not return. A search
all over the neighborhood and through
the city was made, but without avail.
Thursday a letter was received by Mrs.
Deichman from St. Ixjuis, in which it was
stated that they never would see Minnie
again, but that she was in safe bauds.
This letter purported to come from the
brother of Minnie.
Maria IVendle Located.
Indianapolis, May 10. Maria Wendle,
the young girl who recently disappeared
from Oakland. 111., has been located here,
but as yet the police are unable to find her.
She le'ft Oakland May 8. and was seen at
the station here My9. Her ticket was
purchased by a youn'g man at Oakland,
said to lie wealthy. Her father has been
in the city a couple of days assisting iu the
search, but has left for home. He refused
to divulge the name of his daughter's be
trayer, but announced his intention of
prosecuting him for seduction as soon as
the girl can lie found.
Henry Mason, president of the Mason &
rianilin Organ company, died Thursday at
Boston, aged years.
W'. W. Collins, dry goods, of Berlin,
Wis., made an assignment Thursday. Lia
bilities, S40.0IHI; assets, H'i.OOO.
Margaret Blaine, daughter of the secre
tary of state, will lie married Saturday to
Walter Dumrosch, of New York.
The Knights of I jibor of Wisconsin have
made an investigation of Wisconsin farm
mortKuges, and sav they amount to $.'107,
000,000. Governor Fifer, of Illinois, has nomin
ate. 1 for World's fair commissioners E. T.
Ewlng, of Chicago, and Charles H. Deere,
Ixjkhii I.. Grimes, a Chicago, Burlington
and Quiucy brakeman, fell between the
cars of amoving tram at Avon, Ills., Thurs
day and was killed.
The supreme court of Iowa has decided
to permit M. E. Billings, the alleged
slayer of Attorney Kingsley, at Waverly,
last year, to make an argument in his own
At the state Sunday school convention,
held at Jacksonville, Ills., a collection was
taken for carrying on Sunday school work,
which realized , 778.1". The convention
The funeral of the lute Gen. Julius
White was held Thursday from the family
residence at South Evansmn. The body
was followed to the grave by a long line of
veterans and civilian frieuds.
A. J. Baker, editor of The Maroa (Ills.)
Times, disappeared a few days ago and it
was thought he had been foullydealt with.
Thursday he telegraphed from Iowa that
he was only absent on business.
The wife and daughter of President G.
Stanley Hall, of Clark university, were
found dead in their beds Thursdav morn
ing at their home iu Worcester, Mass.
They had been suffocated by" escaping
Four men were crushed to death Thurs
day by falls of rock. Near Monrovia, Cala.
C. M. Whittaker and G. M. Stubbs were
the victims.and John Cobuski and Michael
Vocintz lost their lives in a tunnel at Ash
Ernest Rice, aged 16, and Percy Ross.
aged 17, sons of respectable parents, are
under arrest at Lowell, Mass., for robbing
the house of a wealthy resident and leav
ing the gas turned on with the evident in
tention of asphyxiating the inmates.
Nellie Dudley, daughter of James G.
Dudley, deceased, of Louisville, and a de
scendant of Robert Dudley, the famous
Earl of Leicester of Queen Elizabeth's
time, was married at Louisville, Thurs
day, by Bishop Dudley, to Amyaa North
cote, of Chicago, a son of Sir Stafford
Philip Williams, colored, entered the
room of Mrs. Thomas G. Phelns. at Nano-
leonville, La., Monday morning. Before he
could do anything so that his object was
not known Mrs. Phelps awoke, ran out
screaming and Williams waa captured.
ednesday morning he was lynched "by
parties unknown." , 1
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
A.T POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
( oixliK'tor unit Brakcmrs Mrike.
Cl.KVKI.ANH, O , May 18. Fifty conduc
tors and brnkemen employed in the yards
of the Valley railway in this city have
struck, for increiL-Nt-.l waci-s and all f night
b isiness is at a standidiil. The brukemen
ak UT1,; cents an hour for day and 2J
cents an hour fur bhht work. The con
duetors want 20 cent a day iucrea.se for
day work aud JO cents for iu ht work.
Defiance ,f the Supreme Court.
Banuok, Me., May 1(5. James McGuire,
resMindent in the "ordinal package'' catte,
was fiued into and cnsis or ninety days in
jail by .)u.li;e Brett, yestenlay. it being
held that he w.im amenable to st ate laws.
He has Appealed the caw.
Chicaoo. May 15.
the quotations on the board
Wi.est -No. May opened
; June, oiiened K . dined
Follow Ins re
nf trade to-day:
W-yc, closed W,
.liny. 'iiel I'-h-. closed t'orn
M', opened ;tV4c, t losed tlc:
lied and clone I S4c: Julv. filsuiad
' V- iats No. May, opened
June, opened WSc. closad
a.Hji-; July. oieued aud closed aiS,c. Pork
Juue, opeueu and closed Sl-.tki. July, opened
Sl '.Xu. closed $ 2S7i. Lard June, pesed
and closed $.:)
Live stork I'nlou stock yards prices were
quoted as follows- 1 og- Market opened
active, but prtres oc lower: liht aTadca, fcj. DO
1.S4.1'); nuiKh packiutf. J8.ii4. 5: mixed lota.
0 1 4 1". heavy packing and hi.i,lua lots'
Cattle-Dull; in; 31? lower; W.ea, 8.8 ta
S.lh cows, ilMltfV.u. Hockcrs aud feertrrs
j.-o t4 Hh Texas (trnssers. i.j,HU Sheep
-Finn: muttons, i4 fiOjB 40; w.steru wooled.
$".4i' .:: shorn shiep. 14 joVwJ lauibs.
Produ e: Butter- Finest rivawery. l.M,aic
per lb; timut dairy, 2-irl4c: packltip etotk.
ltl. Ftits-Siri. tly freh.Uo per Uuz. PouN
try-t h ckrim. tnulo.- per lb: spring chickens,
J-'.uitj.ii.si) per dojt; turkeys, litl4c per lb;
du ks, llial c; k eso S4UI26.il) per dot. Pota
toes on track - t'ounuuu and niix-d.SUiix' per
bu: Pee k-s.4 I i4-'c per uu; henuty ot Hebrou,
4llui.47o w r hu; Kjrliauk t, .Vivii jr bu. 111
nuis sweet potatous. vod to choioe, $3.5tfeJ 73
per bl'. Apples - Fair to i hu ce, $'i.00i44.0 1 per
" Nkw York, May 15.
"heat No. 2 red winter, Bl4o cash; do
May, t7WBc; do June, lillv; do July, WKc.
Corn No. S mixed cash, 4040; uo May,
:: do June, 41c: do Julv. 41gc OatB-
Quiet, but steady; No. X niKed cash! 94lc;
do May, i 34c; do Juue. 8: do July, $to!
Rye aud barley Xoud 1. Pork Dulh mess,
14.iuQ.14.25 for new. Utrd- Stt-ady; May tt 55
June, gtilii; July. Stt.T.i. ' '
Live Htuuk: Cattle-Ni tiadin ii beeves;
dressed beef, tlrm; uatlve sales, ttViWc y.
Sheep and Lambs-Mieep, g0w; lau.bs. st. adri
sheep, 4 50&4) an y li m8; Umtm. J.37v,i SU.
Hobs Market sUady; live hogs, $1.2 &4.00 y
Hay Upland prairie, f 9 50311 00
Ray Timoinv 8.60&$.1U.00.
(Jos U-Horn la
Oord Wooo$S BlQM.l 0.
- This powder never varies, a marral ot Wit
strength and wholesomaess. Mo iVeSnSSffel'
uiaa vue mutuary auiue, ana cannot be sold l
competition wlta lie moltitnde of low tei .i, J!
weight alum or prpbospbata powder . w
Mcoju Rotx. u. FowD,a Co., im Wij
SPRING SEASON, 1890.
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
2011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCIIOOL SUFPLIE3
I I IL PQC A r CthcH ,in 'h' tri-rilies. made from pnrc frn;
I I B P laH k" II I I "Dd. flrord " "n !P"I flsvors. In sny qu.ntily 1
llfk W IS b H Ifri "IV: .i1?1 ""I"'00 P" "rPlj'S picnics, pri's:
No. 326 Brady Street, Davenport.
HAS A CHOICE SELECTION OF
' BEDDING ROSES.
U.s.ds delivered to sll p.Hs the three citie. free of chhrge.
UTIC1 SIDEWALK TILE.
WORK AND MATERIAL GUARANTEED.
om.-s in Hubir Wood office. ,. Thltd ar,.nBe
between 1 wenty-seend and Twenty-thud ,
E. B. STEVENS.
IT. C HOPPE,
No. 1808 Second avenue.
Uaa opened his New and Bpacloug-
No. Ip20 to 1C2C Third avenne
where he would De pleased to see his frienda. '
HT" All kinds of drink. -.0 1 .
m, place in the clt, wh. , T,oi can gel " KoaTtB . 1e" known dri "H.lf and .:r.
OM.t.;? khMi9 f 007 FLWKR3 coustshtl, on hand.
One Block North of Central Prfcr FLOWER store.
Toelarrottawa. 408 Brady Street -
' DAYEHPuRT. IOWA
F. 1717. HERLITZKA,
No. 229 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider, grocer Rock Wand,
' ' for fine fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Mad. i. th latest style. Alao repairing done with neatness and dipteh.
Rock Island, III.
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