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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1SS0.
Published Dally and Weekly at 14 Second Ave
noe, Kock Island, lit.
0. W. Potter. - Publisher.
Turns-Daily, 50c per month; Weekly, f3.00
All communication of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or re Hie kmc mi have
real name attached for pablicatioa No sdch arti
ticlea will be printed over fictitions sienatures.
Anonymous rnmmanicattous not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every tonnip
in Kock Inland county.
Friday. Mat 23. 1890.
The Keithsburg Aw Bays "the peo
ple of Mercer county can't go A. J.
Streator." Tbis Is a sensible resolve on
the part of Mercer county.
Democratic county conventions ev
erywhere are" instruction for Gen. John
M. Palmer for tbe U. 8. senate. Rock
Island county will fall into line next
Thursday, ami help swell the chorus.
It will be a great boon to the western
farmer to be allowed to figure out tbe in
terest on bia mortgage by lamp light
Bhining softly down on him through a
chimney taxed four and a half times its
The lion. Frank Ltwler is being prom
inently mentioned in connection with the
shrievalty of Cook county. Bis many
friends in this vicinity would much pre'
fer to see him retain his present position
In congress, where he has made an envia
ble record for himself, and has attained a
commanding position among the leading
statesmen of the nation.
Under Mr. Wanamaker's administra
tion of the postoffire department the peo
ple have been getting postal cards that
they can't write on and postage stamps
tbat won't stick. Such a general howl
has gone up all over tbe country about
these swindles that tbe department has
been obliged to call all surplus stock in
Public office does not seem to be so mucb
of a public trust as it was, but tbe truly
loyal ran take comfort in tbe fcl tbat
postmasters have been fired at double tbe
rate, and Col. Clarkson's good right arm
has not yet given out.
At he democratic county convention
Of Schuyler county this week, a co'inty
ticket was placed in tbe field, Oen. John
M. Palmer endorsed for U. S. senator, and
the congressional delegates ids' rue ted to
vote for Judge S. B. Montgomery for
congress. Tbis would seem to refute the
statement circulated by republicans that
the democrats in the lower end of tbe
district were without hope of defeating
Oest tbis fall. On the contrary the be
lief seems to be gaining gtound tbat Bro
Gest will fie a decidedly easy mark, and
tbat after November next none will he so
poor as to do him reverence.
Of the twenty or more republican con
gressmen who spoke and voted against
several of tbe most nocuous amendments
to tbe infamous McEinley bill, only two
had the moral courage to stand by their
convictions when the measure was placed
on its filial passage. Feeble as was their
resistance, however, these weak-kneed
opposers of a robber tariff, are placed in
a much more enviable light than the
representative of tbe Eleventh Illinois
district. What shall be say in extenua
tion of bis action? On each and every
one of the amendments his vote was re
corded with the high tax plunderers.
What a record with which to go before
the people for reelection!
Fifty-six lunatics perished iu the recent
insane axrlum Ere at Iviik Point, Can.
The Tremont house at Chicago has mad)
terms with the Culinary Alliance strikers.
Th general synod of tbe Reformed Pros
bytertan church is in session at Pittsburg.
The lilHcksmiths and plumbers of New
port, It. I., have secured a nine-hour day.
Fh'tcber Harjier, youngest member of
the hrm of Harper & Brothers the orig
inul firm died at New York, Thursday.
The Episcopal convention of Ohio ban
removed all restrictions on the right of
women to vote or bold office in parishes.
At the meeting of the American Baptist
Publication society, in Chicago Thursday
Rev. Samuel A. C'rozer, of Pennsylvania,
was elected president.
E. J. Cot tell, IotbI manager at Sr. Paul
ol the Chicago brokerage lirtn of Walker
& Co., has skipped to Canada, after fleec
ln a lot of St. I'aul "lnmbs."'
Dr. Moritz J.,udiK,. assistant editor of
The Stunts Zeltung of Chicago, died from
heart disease Thursday in a street car
while on his way home from tbe office.
Chancellor Caprivi is about to submit to
the rt icbstHg a measure taxing all German
citizens who reside abroad and also all
who are ineligible for service in tbe army,
Seven members of the family of Ira
Kirker, living near Schell City, Mo., were
ail dangerously poisoned Thursday hew,
it is not kuowu, but tbe supposition is
Airs. Clara C. Hackett, widow of the
late well-known Recorder Hackett, of
,-sew l ork, was put into a straight-jacket
at the Bcllevue hospital In that city
Thursday. Delirium tremens.
Burglars at Helena, Mont., Wednesday
night attempted to steal the presents given
to Miss Annie Florence, on her marriatre
to V. L. Velie, of Moline, Ills. Among
the presents wan a check for 120,000.
Walter Webb, vice president of the New
York Central and Hudson River railway.
was stricken blind while sitting at his
desk a few days ago, and left for Europe
Thursday for treatment. Cause, over
i ne most recent miscreant to become a
candidate for the gallows for shooting hia
wife is David Rauzy, who put a bullet
through Mrs. Ranzy's neck Thursday at
New York. She will recover. He es
Miss Fair, of California, daughter of ex-
rtenator J. u. air, whose wile obtained a
divorce from him a few years ago, is to
marry Herman Oelrichs. of New York and
fhey say that $100,000 has already been ex
pended on her trousseau, and more to
Winnie Burton, a woman who went to
Leadville, Colo., to die from consumption,
has suddenly become wealthy, the death
of her father in Mansfield. O.. leavincr her
heir to tl5O,0OU. She was living in pover
ty and will not live long to enjoy her
Governor Fifer, of Illinois, slipped away
from Springfield Thursday to go fishing.
His plans leaked out, however, and on ar
riving at Meredosiu he was met by a dele
gation of citizens headed by a band, a
speech exacted and a warm welcome
given, when he was permitted to go on his
way in peace. , ,
Mlnlatar Lincoln fa Charye A fain.
JjOXDO, May 23. Minister Lincoln has
terminated his furlough and returned to
hia duties at the American legation. He
is much improved in health and spirit
by his brief rest.
A Terrific Cyclone in Eastern and
SO PRIZE FiGHTISG IX YIKGISIA.
The Chicago Walters Con Aden t of Suc
cess The Supreme Court will net In
terfere with Krmmler'l Execution by
Jomet. May 23. A terrific cyc!one,
accompanied by thunder, rain and wind,
visited tbis section last night. A num
ber of residences were blown down, but
no one was seriously injured
Ko Prize Fights in Virginia.
Richmond, Va., May 23 The unani
mous sentiment of the authorities and
people is not to allow the prize fight be
tween Sullivan and others, who will be
arrested on Hearing the state.
The Walters Jubilant.
Chicago, May 23. The waiters are
jnbilant in the belief tbat all tbe hotels
now holding ont will yield soon to their
Kemmler's Doom Sealed.
Was HrNGTON, May 23. The supreme
court has refused a writ of error in the
THE STREATOR CYCLONE" LICKED
Bested Vy lion-en in the Twenty-Eighth
Hound A Weak Writ.
New Dkleaxs. La., May 23. Hilly Myer,
the "Streator cyclone," and Andy Howen, a
local light weight, met in a finish fiv'ht for
3.0nointhe hall of the Athletic club last
night. Much time was lost in a wrangle
about the bandages of Myer's right wrist,
but time was called at 10:39. In the first
round Bowen led and hit Myer on the
shoulder, and rushing him, hit him again.
After sparring,- Bowen hit Myer in the
ribs. Itowen had the liest of it. In the
second Bowen led again, and hit Myer in
the jnw. then they sparred for wind, and
clinched. Both struck each other three
times. The round ended with honors atmt
Some Lively Fighting.
From the third to the eighth round the
honors were about even. Meyer got in a
neck blow, but Bowen countered, and in
the fifth there was some riciousexchances.
Myer was the fresher at tbe beginning of
the eighth, and he got the best of the close
fighting. From the eighth to the seven
teenth but little work was done, exitrpt
that in the sixteenth and seventeenth
Bowen landed heavily on Myer's body and
face. In the eighteenth a blow on the
neck staggered the "Streator Cyclone." In
the nineteenth Myer chased Bo wen around
the ring and asked him to eorue up and
fight. In reply Bowen landed on the neck
and knocked Billy against the ropes. Billy
returned the: compliment.
Closing Rounds of the Fight.
The fighting was light then until the
twenty-sixth, when Myer tried a knock
down blow which Bowen dodged. The
twenty-seventh was in Myer's favor, but
both r.ien fought like demons. In the
twenty-eighth the men were both pretty
well exhausted. Myer got Bowen on the
ropes. The police separated them. When
time was called for the twenty-ninth
round Mr. Cheney came forward aiid gave
the ficht up. lie claimed that Myer's
hand had given out in the tenth round.
The referee thereupon decided Bowen the
THAT FILIBUSTER EXPOSE.
Likely To Be Ki-oxt rous to Britishers
A Mnlran Consul View.
Pas Fi:an !. o, May 23. The Chroni
cle's special from Us Angeles gives a
nnmber of interviews with prominent citi
zens on the alleged filbustering scheme
which is represented to have the annexa
tion of Lower California to the L'nited
States as its objective. Mr. C. A- Deloy, a
resident of Ensenada. said: "The expose
will create intense exeitement on the pen
insula, and. in my opinion, will result in
President Diaz demanding an explanation
from the state department and probably a
demand from the Mexican government
that the conspirators lie punished."
Probable Art ion of Mexico.
Mr. Deloy thought the exposure would
result in serious damage to the interests
of Americans on the peninsula, but that
the greatest sufferers would be the Eng
lish stockholders in the Mexican Land
and Colonization company, as they were
likely to lose by forfeiture the large con
cessions granted by the Mexican govern
ment. It was possible, too, that the com
pany's property at F.nsenada, Alamo, and
other places would be confiscated. It is
Mr. Deloy's opinion that, as soon as the
news reaches Knsenadu, the company's
officers there will be arrested.
Not Afraid of Filibusters.
Mr. A. K. Coney, the Mexican consul
general in this city, speaking on the same
subject, said: "There is no fear of the fili
busters attaining their object, either by
peaceful or warlike means. I do not be
lieve that the cordial feelings existing be
tween the United States and Mexico, pro
moted largely through the efforts and by
the wisdom of President Diaz, can In any
way be interfered with through the efforts
of half a dozen adventurers whose sole ob
ject is to make money while their dupes
The Base Ball Flayers.
ClircAOo, May 23. Following are the
base ball scores recorded yesterday:
Ieogue: At New York New York 14,
Pittsburg 2; batteries Russie and Buck
ley, Sowders and Miller. At Boston
Boston 4, Cleveland 8; batteries Getzein
and Hurdle, Beatin and Zimmer. At
Brooklyn Cincinnati 4, Brooklyn 6; bat
teries Khinea and Harrington, Caruthers
and Stalling. At Philadelphia Chicago
, Philadelphia 4; batteries Sullivan
Hutchison and Kittridge; Gleoson and
Brotherhood: At Boston Boston 7,
Pittsburg 4; batteries Daley and Kelly;
Manl ami Quinn. -At Philadelphia Phil
adelphia A, Cleveland 12; batteries Knell
and Milligan, Gruber and Sutcliffe. At
New York New York 10, Chicago 8; bat-teries-Ewing
and Ewing, Baldwin and
Boyle. At Brooklyn Brooklyn G, Buffalo
12, batteries Sowders aud Cook, Haddock
American: At Syracuse Syracuse 5,
Columbus 3; at Philadelphia Athletic 12,
Toledo 8; at Rochester Rochester 4, St.
Louis 3; at Brooklyn Brooklyn 8, Louis
- Mrs. Damrwicli Looked Happy.
New Yor.K, May 23. Mr. and Mrs. Wal
ter Dam rosea were passengers by the
steamship Columbia which sailed yester
day for Hamburg." Mia. Dainrosch, nee
Blaino, looked extremely happy
aud bore herself in the midst of the crowd
of her friends who hod assembled nn the
dock, with graceful and winning dignity.
The orchestral band of the Metropolitan
Opera house sainted the young couple, and
played tbe wedding march from Tann
hauser" as they boarded the steamer.
Fellow Feeling Didn't Make Him Kind.
Omaha, Neb., May 23. Ed D. Niel. who
lias been on trial in the district court for
murdering Allan and Dorothy Jones, an
aged couple who lived on a farm eight
miles from Omaha, has been found guilty
of murder in the first degTee. The jury
was out all night and took thirty two bal
lots. The queer part of the trial was that
O. G. Dockery, one of the jnrymen, was
tried in Sayre county, Neb., for murder,
and was acquitted. It was thought he
would hang tbe jury.
A Moil Official's Deep Disgrace.
Rochester, N. Y., May 23. Abram Bo
gardua, superintendent of mails, has been
sentenced to three years in Albany peni
tentiary for embescling letters, by tha
United States court.
ELEVEN INDICTED. 1
Des Moines Ex-City Dads in
TOO FREE WITH THE CUTS CASH.
Seren Late Connrilincn, Thns) of Those
at Present In Office, and Cl-rk Charged
with Hoodlery Trouble llrewins; for
Some Other. Money Taken Vnlawfully
from the City Treasury A Rather Tgly
Des MoixE3, la., May 23. The Polk
county grand jury returned indictments
yesterday against eleven of t he so-called
boodling officials of Des Moint a. They in
clude seven ex-aldermen, threo present al
dermen and clerk to the bo rd of public
works. Those indicted are Job n C. Macey,
M. II. King, Frank T. Morris, Mark Egan,
Michael Drady, Charles Weitr, and Alvin
G. Hammer, ex-aldermen, and George W.
Sheldon, J. P. Smith, and H. . Reynolds,
members of the last and pment council.
Adam Baker, clerk to the board of public
works, was also indicted.
Charge Against the Culprits.
The offense charged is willful miscon
duct in office, and in addition thereto two
other iudictments were returned against
Drady, one for malfeasance end another
for obtaining money under fal pretenses.
It is expected that ex Treasurer Shope, ex
Auditor I .ami. City Clerk Hammer and
Bookkeeper Christy will also be indicted.
The indictments are the result of these
official increasing their. salary beyond the
legal limit by the issuance of warrants
to fictitious persons. Thes-i were ne
gotiated, the proceeds be ng divided
among these alleged boodlers.
How the Law Formerly Stood.
Prior to 1SSS the regular salary of mem
bers of the city council was t V) as alder
men and tOO as members of i he board of
health. . For years, however, snd certainly
as far back as 1SS0, the council voted an
allowance to members for com xiittee work.
This at first was fixed at f.'t00 ier year, but
from time to time was increased until it
reached It was claimed openly that
as the aldermen were compelled to do this
committee work which took nearly all of
their time, they ought to bf paid for it.
The claim was made openly, it was allowed
openly, and the money was oienly drawn.
The practice may be said to 1 ave received
The Changes That Wen Made.
In 19 there were several c" langes made
in the law. To relieve the aid ermen from
the pressure of committee work the board
of public works was created, t.nd its mem
bers allowed a liberal salary. At the same
time the compensation of al lermen was
raised to fc!.V) per year, and it -was provided
in the law that "this amount shall he in
full cotnjiensatiou of all services of such
councilmen of every kind and character
whatsoever connected with I heir official
I'gly Fact Brought to Light.
Suspicions were abroad that all was not
correct, and the exit of the old members
and tbe advent of the new has resulted in
bringing some very ugly fa -ts to light.
Tbe stubs of the warrant-book show that
Jan. IT, 1!, there were thre warrants,
two for .VX each, and one for mini, drawn
on judgment found in favor of J. Q. John
son or bearer, and these stubs are re
ceipted in the handwriting of Dr. Ham
mer, clerk of the council. On its face this
is a fair and legimate transaction, indicat
ing that J. Q. Johnson had a claim for
tl.tO which had been allowed and war
rants drawn to pay it.
By Ways That Were )ark.
But further inquiry revea'ed the fact
that no claim had ever been filed by J. Q.
Johnson: that there was no record of the
council allowing such a claim and indeed
that there was no such perxon as J. Q.
Johnson. The warrants, when executed,
being regular on their face, were signed
by the mayor, who had nothing to put
him on his gunni. and then were taken to
the treasurer's office and stamped as not
paid for want of funds. They were then
taken by Mr. Christy, the citj boonkeeper,
and sold to the Equitable Im-nrance com
pany for li cents on the dollar.
All Seared Exrept Three.
Other claims were made, allowed and
paid 'in the same way. Through one of
these transactions it was clearly shown
that Treasurer Shope and Auditor Laird
had knowledge of tbe way tbis steal was
being worked, and were, in fct, parties to
it. The drawing of thesa fraudulent war
rants was kept up from t me to time
throughout the year. When the exposure
came by the change of administration the
recipients of the money becan e frightened,
and all of them turned their illegal receipts
back into tbe city treasury, except Macy,
Shope. and Drady, but this does not exon
erate them under the law, hence the in
dictments. THE NATIONAL LEGISLATURE.
Notable Proeeedinga in Both nouses
Inquisitorial Census Questions.
Washington City, May Zl Bills were
introduced in the senate yesterday as follows.-
Amending the interstate commerce
law so that railways may divide the traf
fic at competing points without violating
other provisions of the act; subjecting
oleomargarine to the provisions of Estate
laws. (This is to carry out tl, e theory that
if congress can permit states to interfere
with interstate commerce as to in
toxicants, it can gc further.)
The credentials of Calvin S. Brice as
senator from Ohio were p-esented and
filed. The silver bill was again discussed,
and Daniels and Stewart reiterated the
charge that silver was deiionetized by
stealth in 1873. Sherman sol I the bill had
been before congress for tvo years and
largely distributed through the country.
The bill was laid aside without action and
tbe naval appropriation considered, also
without action. The bill for a public
building at Cedar Rapids, la., was sent to
conference, and after a short executive ses
sion the senate adjourned.
In view of tbe charges made in The New
York Sun and other papers, that the cen
sus questions are inquisitorial, McAdoo in
troduced a resolution in the house provid
ing for an investigation. A bill was intro
duced to repeal the sinking fund law of
12. The bill prohibiting census super
visors or enumerators receiving pay from
other than the United States for their serv
ices was passed. The river and harbor bill
was reported and considered in committee
without action. It approprif tea 130,632,000
based on estimates of over 130,000,000. A
bill was introduced reducing to 1 cent the
postage on drop letters in ci -ies of 100,000
inhabitants or over. Adjourned.
Sunk in Collision.
Port Huron, Mich., May 23. An un
known steamer ran into iind sank the
barge O. J. Bale yesterday, two miles off
Port Stanley. The crew of the Hale bare
ly had time to get into the yawl. There
are fifteen feet of water above the decks
of the sunken vessel, which It laden with
y - .
On the Hunt for J. B. Mmonda.
Chicago, May 2a The police are on the
hunt again for " J. B. Simoid,"the man
who bought the furniture fo- the Carlson
cottage, in which Dr. Grot in was mur
dered.. "Simonds" has been seen on tbe
street twice lately by the ss lesmen from
whom he purchased the goot s.
Miners' Rtrikea in Boiemia.
TlEN'NA, May 23. The strilce of the min
ers at Pilsen, Bohemia, is e (tending, and
fall of the pits in that locality are idle.
Several miners have been iriprisoned for
failing to notify their employers of their
intention to top work, as required by
World's Fair Commias loners.
Pierre, S. D., May 23. Governor Mel
lette has appointed the foil iwing world's
fair commissioners for South Dakota: W.
H. Mclntyre, Watertown: M. H. Day,
Rapid City. Alternates OoL Bollard, of
Pierre, and S, A, Ramsey, cj Woonsocket
AGONY OF A THIEF.
Shellenburger's Conscience Too
Tardy in Action.
A RASCAL'S VAIN REPENTANCE.
The Scene of His Early Triam,V and
Honors Witnesses His Deep Disgrace
Dramatic Occurrence in Court An Old
Time Professional and Political Asso
ciate Sends Him to Prison for Twenty
Two Tears A Well-Earned Judgment.
Dotlestowx, Pa., May 23.- J. Monroe
Shellenberger, the lawyer whose forgeries
and other criminal escapades caused such
a widespread sensation, has been sentenced
by Judge Yerkes to undergo an imprison
ment of twenty-two years in the eastern
penitentiary. The prisoner was almost
completely prostrated by the sentence, and
had to have assistance in leaving the court
room. There were seventeen bills of in
dictment against the prisoner, coveringthe
crimes of forgery and embezzlement. The
ordeal of entering the court-roota proved
too much for the once popular and tal
ented lawyer, who as district attorney of
Bucks county had made his brilliant rep
utation at the bar of this very court.
His Tardy Conscience Aroused.
As he entered the dock, he shrank from
the gaze of his former friends, and kept
his head bowed. Congressman Robert
Yardley, who came from Washington to
assist in his defense, sat at one of the ta
bles. A the bills of indictment were read
loud groans and sobs came from Shellen
berger. His counsel entered the plea of
guilty in each case. Shellenberger acted
at times like a madman. He opened his
handkerchief and threw it over his head,
rubbing his head and face with it, and
nervously shook the railings of the dock
with hishand and foot. Eventually he leaned
his head forward on the rail and buried it
in his arms, rocking himself on the seat
like a person suffering from acute pain.
Cried Aloud in His Angulith. j
At one time Shellenberger groaned so
loud and soblied with such anguish that
the judge, in a nervous sort of way, told
the district attorney to hasten hts work
and get it over. After all the indictments
were read aud a plea of guilty was entered
in each case, witnesses were called to show
the character and extent of Shellenberger's
rascalities. Several witnesses testified, and
as the testimony was brought out bearing
upon the most aggravated and unpardon
able cases of rascality and deceit, Shellen
berger rocked himself violently in the
dock, tossed his head, moved his hands
about like a wild man and cried aloud.
A Righteous Judge's 8entence.
Judge Harmon Yerkes, an old time per
sonal acquaintance and a professional and
political associate of the prisoner for
many years, pronounced the sentence of
the court. It was anticipate,! that he
would give Shellenberger a heavy sen
tence, but nothing like what he gave him
was looked for. Judge Yerkes drew him
self up and nddressed the prisoner in a
l-w, husky voire, in which there seemed a
slight tremor of emotion. Shellenberger
never raised his head, but went on groan
ing and weeping violently. Finally the
words dropped from the judge's lips
"twenty-two years at solitary confinement
and hard labor."
Nothing More Than His Oeserts.
Shellenlerger gave a groan of anguish,
and almost sank to the floor. The scene
caused quite a commotion. The blow
seemed to stun the prisouer. It was neces
sary to partly carry him from the court
room. The sentence was discussed by tbe
farmers and the people in Doylestown on
every side. Nothing like it was ever heard
in Bncks county. While pity seemed to
have been awakened in some quarters by
the prisoner's exhibition of anguish in the
court -room, tbe general run of old fann
ers, who reflected upon what Shellenberger
had been doing for years, seemed to think
that it was just. The scoundrel's steal
ings had spared noliody. He had robbed
rich and poor, the widow and orphan.
WORK OF THE PRESBYTERIANS.
They Agree 1'pon a Plan by Which the
Confeion May Be Revised.
Saratoga, X. Y., May 13. The Presby
terian general assembly has paved the
way for revision of the confession by
agreeing to a method by which it may be
brought about. YesK-rday w;ts tbe day
for the committee on methods of changing
the constitution to bring in its report, and
it was ready with seven propositions for
the Presbyterians to act upon, the report
being tbe result of compromise without
abandonment of individual conviction of
the memlicrs. The report was agreed to
with only one dissenting vote and the as
sembly knelt in prayer of thanks for tha
successful completion of this delicate task.
Suhstance of the Report.
The report includes three modes of alter
ation, and the "overtnre" to the- presby
teries asks whether a chapter shall "be
added to the form of government, making
provision for the amendment and altera
tion of the confession of faith, the larger
and shorter catechism, the form of govern
ment, the book of discipline, and the di
rectory for worship." The proposed chap
ter provides that amendments on altera
tions of the confession or catechisms may
be made by tbe agreement in wri.ing of
two-thirds of the presbyteries after pro
posal to said presbyteries by the general
assembly and their enactment by the
next ensuing assembly. Before the pro
posed changes have been submitted to the
presbyteries they are to lie considered by a
committee of fifteen members and ruling
elders, and reported favorably to a general
assembly. The proposed changes, how
ever, must first be sent to a general assem
bly by not less than one-third of the pres
byteries. Changes in the form M govern
ment, discipline, etc., may he effected by a
majority vote of the presbyteries.
How It Will Work.
By this law, in order to alter the confes
sion, one-third or more of the presbyteries
must first "overture" the general assem
bly; then the proposed alterations must be
submitted to the committee of fifteen, to
report at next general assembly; then the
latter must "overture" all the presbyteries
on the proposed alterations; at the follow
ing general assembly the vote of the pres
byteries must lie sent in and if two-thirds
thereof favor the changes, then the next
general assembly must enact the changes
into law. So that it will take three years
to change the confession after the proposed
chapter shall be adopted.
Chicaoo, May 23. At yesterday's session
of the American Baptist Publication so
ciety the following officers were elected:
President, Samuel A. Crozar, of Pennsyl
vania; secretary, Rev. Benjamin Griffith,
X). D.; recording secretary, A. J. Rowland,
D. D.; treasurer, Col. Charles H. Bans,
and a long list of managers and vice pres
idents. The incident of the day was a pro
test of colored mem Iters against the action
of the society in dropping three colored
men from the list of editors
of The Baptist Teacher; The action
was explained as being no reflection on tbe
colored men, but simply a claim of the
right to choose who should be editors.
The reason they were dropped was be
cause they had vigorously denounced the
treatment of colored men south and tbe
managers of The Teacher felt that their
longer employment as editors would in
jure the publication in that section. The
remainder of the day was devoted to ad
dresses on missionary work, etc
- L'nacated for Bold Fraud.
Trektox, N. J., May 23. The senate last
night unseated Senator McDonald, of
Hudson county. Democrat, whose seat was
contested by W. S. Stuhr, Fusion candi
date. The report on the case describes the
methods by which McDouald was victori
ous as unparalled In the history of polit
ical frauds, yet McDonald in a speech de
nounced the unseating aa a "steal."
BABIES IN PERIL.
Thrilling Snake Story from the
AIT ADVENTURE WITH BATTLERS.
A " Perilous Experience Which Happily
Resulted in Ko Harm Two Little Chil
dren Found by Their Mother Playing
with a Rattlesnake Another Serpent
Coiled l p with Her Baby in the Cradle
A Liletime of Horror in a Moment.
Pixe Cheek, Pa., May 2a Mrs. Cyrus
Jones, of Leidy, has three children twins
aged 4 years, and a baby 8 months old.
While working in her garden she left her
baby asleep in the cradle in the kitchen.
The twins were playing in the front yard.
Having been at work for some time in the
garden, Mrs. Jones walked around the
house to go in and sec if her baby was all
right. As she came around one corner of
the house she stopped to watch the other
two children a moment, attracted by their
peculiar movements, which seemed to give
them great amusement. They were sit
ting on a grass plat, one of them having in
her hand a short stick with which she was
giving occasional blows on the ground.
Made a Startling li-ov-ry.
After each stroke the children would
laugh heartily. Xow and then one of them
would bend forward until her face was
near the ground, while she stroked some
thing with her hand. Then the stick
would lx brought into use again, and the
mirth of the little ones lie renewed. After
watching and enjoying their play for some
time Mrs. Jones walked out to wliere the
children were sitting. She was horrified
to discover that the object of their sport
was a large rattlesnake. The reptile lay
at full length, apparently not displeased
with lieing made a playthingof.
A Trait f Kattl-nakes.
It is a well known belief among lack
woods people that rattlesnakes will not
bite children, and many instances are cited
where those deadly reptiles have shown
actual fondness for them. But the pres
ence of a grown person will throw the
snake into a rage. Mrs. Jones' account of
her experience on this occasion and one
that immediately followed it certainly
seems to give foundation for the truth of
the possession by the rattlesnake of that
curious trait. Not kuowing exactly what
to do after her startling discovery she cau
tiously approached, with a vague idea of
suatching her children away from their
The 4 hildrrn Saved.
The snake saw her and instantly it.-. atti
tude changed With the quickness of
lighting it threw itself into the coil the
rattlesnake always assumes preparatory
to striking and set its rattles going. Mrs.
Jones stopped and screamed to her chil
dren to come to her. The sudden change
in the manner of the snake bad frightened
the children, although the reptile showed
no inclination to molest them, and they in
stinctively tumbled out of its way and
quickly ran to their mother. Mrs. Jones
led them to a distance and ran for her
garden hoe. She returned and killed the
A Snake in the C'ralle.
After dispatching the snake Mrs. Jones
and the children entered tbe house, where
the mother sank half unconscious to the
floor, she was so overcome ly the trying
experience she bad passed through. Slie
had hardly rvo.vctisl from the effects of
the shock when a scream from one of the
children alarmed her. She etimgervd to
her feet and saw the child standing near
the cradle. Toher renewed liomir, Mrs.
Jones saw another rattlesnake lying con
tentedly in the cradle, not six inches from
tke bleeping baby's face.
Reaction from the Kxctt cmcnt.
Mrs. Jones says she will never know
how she managed to dispose of the snake,
for she had no recollection of atnthing
after discovering it. She found herself
lying on the floor by the side of the cradle,
all three of the children crying bitterly
near her, the ha by lx-ing in lu-r arms and
the snake dead near the d.or. Her hus
band came from his work soon afterward,
and was so affected on hearing his wife's
story and finding the dead snake that he
was unable to go to work again that day.
The snakes were evidently in.it.-s. They
were above the avcraire si and had nine
LIGHTNING STRIKES A CHURCH.
Four of the Praj ing t oncrrrcalioii Killed,
Twenty Wounded anil Four Rlindrd.
Berlin, May 23. While the people of the
village of St.. Mahlen, near Hildtvheim,
Hanover, were assembled in the church,
whither they had repaired yesterday to
pray for the cessation of the bail-storms
which have of late prevailed in that local
ity with damaging effect, the build i,g was
struck by lightning. Four tx-rsons were
instantly killed, twenty were seriously in
jured and four were permanently blinded
by the flash. The congregation wore in an
attitude of prayer at tlie.time the Ixilt fell.
In tbe ensuing rush for the doors, the peo
ple being wild with fright, two children
were crushed to deal h.
Royal Vliilt to Mauley's Fiance.
Loxdok, May 2:1 King Iopold of Bel
gium paid a visit to Miss Dorothy Tcnnant
yesterday and heartily congratulated her
upon her approaching marriage to Mr.
Stanley. The regard and admiration en
tertained by King Ixypold for Mr. Stan
ley are of so high an order as to induce the
suggestion t hat his majesty will be present
at the marriage ceremonv in Westminster
llUrkiitalicit Out of KMO.OOO.
Boston, May 21. A Montreal special to
The Herald says: It transpires that John
P. Whclan, contractor for the Qucleccourt
house, has paid over tW.fWto the Mercier
government in the last four or five years to
secure contracts for government work, at
least 140,000 of which, Mr. Whelan says,
was blackmailed out of him. Tbe govern
ment still owes Whelan fc!7,i0.
A liVYear-tlld Thier Ku.i'dd-.
MADISON", Wis., My 23. Theodore Neu
bauer, a 15-yeir old lioy, for whom the
police have been looking for several days,
for the theft, of $:S7 from his brother, was
seen on the btreet yesterday. A olicenian
was about to arrest him, when he drew a
revolver, blew out his brains, and fell dead
at the feet of his would be captor. Theo
dore had lieen reading yellow-covered lit
erature for some years.
Portrait of a Treasury Official.
Washington Citt, May 23. A very ex
cellent portrait of the Hon. John J. Knox
has been hung in the office of the comp
troller of the currency. Mr. Knox was
comptroller from 1S to 1HS4, a very im
portant iieriod in the development of tbe
national bank system. The portrait was
paid for by the officials of the bureau.
Just As Well to Hang Him Kow.
London, May 23. A youth about lfl
years of age, named Roder, has lieen sen
tenced to death at Breslau for criminally
assaulting aud afterwards murdering a
9 year -old girl. The boy manifested per
fect indifference to the proceedings of his
trial, and received his sentence with amaz
The Chicago Horse Races.
Chicago, May 23. The races on t he West
Side course yesterday were won as follows:
Pesaro, mile, IKK: Kearte, Kmile, Idt'J;
Big Three, 1 miles, 2:15; Vatteh mile,
l:'dU)i; Davidson, mile, l:17i.
National Republican Committee.
Washisgtos Citt, May 23. A call has
been issued for a meeting in this city on
May 29 of the executive committee of the
national Republican committee.
. Awlgnaient of a Tenueae Bank.
Lebanon, Tenn., May 23. The Bank of
Middle Tennesaee ban made an aiwign
ment. Liabilities, 100,000; attseta between
00,000 and t70,ooo.
OF. THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
.EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
A.T POPULAR PRICES,
la always to be foanJ at
The Two IVuoioh Meaxnre.
W'AhillNtnox CUT, May -J3. The house
and the sc-nafc fonfiTtws the amend
ments made to the general pension bilN bv
the house have ren1c.l a partial agree
ment. The NeuHttf omfcrr.-cs agreed to
yield to all the demands of tbe h.uix with
the except inn of that to i;ranl service pen
sions. The house c(nfertce will make a
linn stand on the retention of the service
A rotntor fr t'rnnn- Takers.
Mai:tinville, Ind., May 2?..-Mr. John
K. Knnis v ho resides .1 few miles lu.rlli-ea-st
of this city, pave birth to triplets a
few d.nys ao-two nirls mil a ln.y. The
mother herself is a twiu. and h.-r mother
and grandmother arc each cue cf a net of
Chicago. May 21
Fnllnwlncare the qnotations on the bosrl
if trade to-day: Wl.rat Xo. 2 Mav opened
fHo, cKwsl Tw: Jan opened W-c, rlwd
July, opened cio-ej !".". ivrn
No. S Ma-, o;ienni 3$"w nd :45
JniM. ojiened S??r, close i S4c; Jnlv. opened
Mc, rl.e I .,.. t aus-No. May. opened
K clcssd 2h4 ; June, opened lTic. closed
2Te; July, opened 3iiuc. closed 2Tc. l"ork
Juno, opened , closed ; Juir
opened 1 .31. closed 5 305. Lard June."
openei ffi.1.1, closed U-',-a
Uve sio -k I'nion Hok yard prices wtre
onotcd as follows: I oe Market opened
moderate y aitive but weak, with prices lor
lower lu:ht pradest, l5vi4.nri rough pack
ing, $ .(ilf..'!.sx mixed lots, $3.C0 ci.IO; heavy
m kinwr an i t-liirpinz lots. $3tM li.lil.
tattle-Weak and unevenly lower; beeves.
f.:."S5.ui; rows. tlt:3. s orkera and
feeders. J2.N t4 Teas prassers,
3.5a Mieep- Steady; wooled muttons, IVUiT
6.10; horn sheep. Si-jia. laml, ;$,V
lrodur: Butter Finest creamery, 154116c
per lb; finest dnlrv, 12314c; packinc stork,
Krrs Stri tly fref-h,ne per doi. I"oul
try Chickens. lS1Uiif Jer lb; spring chickens.
fi.(lit.'.-r) per dos; turkeys, lil4r. per lb;
ducks U 41 c; jrf-ese 4i.-W per doz. Polo!
toes on tnui-t'nmraini and mixod..ilt-Tic per
hu; l'eerlifh.40.14 jwr bu; Beauty of "Hel.ron.
4;t&47c per au: BurUauks, u5ki per bu. II i
nois sweet potato. w, good to choice. H.VCJJ 73
lr bbl. Apples - Fair to choice. f Lul.ui per
.... Nrw York. May
Wheat No. 2 red winter, 101 ic cash- do
May, do June,tS.c; July. 18C, Corn
No. I! mixed, 414c cauh: to June, WV"
do July, 44c; tlo Auirnst, 44. Oats
Hull, but steady; No. S mixed, :V cash; do
June, 4c; do July, 50-. Kyo-NominaL
Barley-Nomi I. i"ork-lull: mess, $ is
4l.14.8i. L. iid-Quiet; Jane. i.41; July.
lAv Mock: Cattle-Firm feeling but no
trading in beeves; dressed beef.' steady; no
tivu sides. BMr'V V Sheep and lamba.
Mieep ru ed firm; lambs tic lower; Mieu A 7",
,. VMIt; L.mba. f;Sil. V.' H. -Market
ateody; live botes, $4.&4.70 I10DH
Hay rpland prairie. In WCtll.oo
Hy TinMLov Sja&$ 10 00.
Oat XUO, 30
no I soft lis
ThU powder oerer varies. A marvel of pnritr.
strength and wboleaomaess. More eecimfca
than the ordiiary kinds, and cannot be sold in
competition wua the Budtitade of low test, short
weight alrmtKpr phosphate powders. SouZaZ
SITm!'?'' P0WM coiai wig
m av aa
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117' West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA-
- ssftr j
20H Fourth Avenue, Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
No. 326 Brady Street, Davenport,
HAS A CHOICE SELECTION OF
Uood delivered to all pans the three cities free of charee.
UTICJ SIDEWALK TILE,
WORK AND MATERIAL GUARANTEED.
time in ll uher Wood office, on Tbitd avenue
beieeu Twenty-second and Twenty third
E. B. STEVENS, - - . .Agent.
F. O. HCXPPJE,
No. 1808 Second avenue.
Uaa opened his New ant! Spacious
No. 1G20 to 1626 Third avenue,
where be would be pleased to see his friends.
" ",Al1 of drinks as veil as A le and Porter, and tbe well known drink "Half an i -.If
onlr place la the city whe e Jo can get it. Roatt Beef Lance ever7u" t ronj TlO to U
Proprietor of Brady Street
All kinds of CTT FtWru4 rvn.hti.
" thalowa. DATE" PORT. 0WA-
F. W. HERLITZKA.
No. 229 Twentieth Street, neit to Conrad Schneider's grocery. Rock Island,
. for line fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Made la the latest style. Also repairing doae with neatness anrdiptu.
AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES-
The most celirions in tbe trinities, made from pnre rreatu
and flavored with all the popnlu flavor, in any qa .ntitr i,.
suit, iipecial attention paid to supplyinK picnics, pma't
parties, socials, etc.
Rock Island, III.