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IBL AN D ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4,
Published Daily and Weekly t 10M Second Are
na e, Hock Island, 1IL
J. W. Potter.
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Wednesday. Jcnk 4. 1890.
The Democratic State Convention
IMPORTANT CAUCUS THIS M0RX1SG.
Oatlook an to the onlnatlen far
Mtate Trraaarrr WIIhom Probably
ike .'hice Kathwalaana for Palaver,
Springfield. June 4. The state dem
ocratic convention of the 8tat of Illi
nois which assembled today, is the
largest and most enthusiastic politi
cal gathering ever held in this city
From all over the state the delegations
are bo I id for Palmer, whose name is re1
ceived with most hearty enthusiasm on
every side. There is a unanimity of feel
ing as to his candidacy for the senate.
The indications point strongly to the
nomination of Wilson, of Onley, for state
A caucus was held this moraing at 10
o'clock ot the delegates from the Elev
enth congressional district, of which J.
W. Potter of Rock Island, was chairman
and Mr. Oakman, of McDonouh, sees
retary. Committees were appointed as
On Credentials J. M. Davidson, of
On permanent organization P.
St arks, of McDonough.
On Resolutions J. H. Hanley, of
To select state central committee at
larire E W. Hurst. Rock Island
State central committeemen Eleventh
district J. W. Totter, Rock Island.
i'Sl'Ki'i;FIEM,in.s.,Juue 4 The stat9 com
Tnifteelmd twosessionsyeterday. The first
was short mid unimportant. It elected
Stimicl Chaw, of Chicago, vice chair
man, and J. W. Rieharils, also of Chicago,
amembcrof the executive committee in
place of D. W. Phelps, recently made
chairman. At the next meeting some
douljtH were thrown on the membership
and this raised a row. A number of
members rose up in their wrath and
their seats and announced that
They hail been dnly elected as a part of the
Democratic; committee of the state of II
linois, and they intended to remain a pnrt
of that committee if Illinois was a Repub
lican Ktate nil their iiiliiiiiHl lives. The
matter was finally dropped. There i a
strong opposition here to Fitzgerald, Chi
cago's (-auriidnte for state treasurer. The
country delegates Keneraay are unwilling
to believe that, lie is really Cook county's
choice. The took county delegation jrot
in last niutit. and immediately went to
The coal miners of the Peoria (Ills.) dis
trict have ten lieaten in their strike.
A. J. Karlim; has been appointed general
manager ami V . (t. Collins general super
intendent of the Chicago, Milwaukee and
nt. Paul railroad.
The younir inirrate, Robert II. Wallace,
who stole J.",'' of his uncle and benefac
tor's money at New York, has been cap
tured at Havana.
rr Michael Simmons, flour mill operator
and merchant, of !hitkopee. Minn., has
failed with liabilities of $1;0.000; assets,
The Conprretrational American Home
Missionary society began it sixty-fourth
annual meeting at New York Tuesday
with 500 delegates present.
Hon. Thomas M. Bayne, congressman
for the Twenty-third Pennsylvania dis
trict, has refused a nomination, and CoL.
William A. Stone has been nominated.
Kev. O. C. Nash, of Litchfield, Mich.,
was beaten to death by Moses Ecklcr and
Kobert Ktigle because he chiden them for
misconduct in church Ti' brutes are
It has lieen arranged that the tintj)
Mayor CottrelL of Cedar Keys, Fla., may
Rive himself up and give bail. He can
then run off all the witnesses agaiost him
and take charge of things.
Julius Kolsted was shot and badly
wounded by I'eter Anderson at Chicago
Monday night. Kolsted was trying to
force his way into Anderson's house to
seek refuge from the rain.
The only point yet to be determined in
the Kemmler case is whether the peni
tentiary warden can legally execute the
prisoner. This will be decided by the
New York Court of Appeals.
John S. Bell, chief of the secret service
division of the treasury, at Washington
City, has been dismissed, having failed to
comply with a request for his resignation.
He was a Cleveland appointee.
The Des Moines river land cases are on
trial at Fort Iodge, la They Involve
liO.OOO acres of land settlers claim, and
which are also claimed by the Des Moines
Navigation and Railway company.
.Ex-Judge Henry S. Austin, of Chicago,
venerable man of 7! years, was sent to
jail Tuesday for contempt of court in the
alleged wrongful use of f5,7'J4 belonging
to the Hall estate, of which he was trus
The coroner's jury at Oakland, Cala.,
has rendered a verdict on the drawbridge
accident, charging the engineer of the
tram, h. Dunn, with criminal careless
ness. A .warrant was sworn out for
The annual convention of the Amalga
mated Association of Iron and Steel
Workers met at Pittsburg Tuesday. Im
portant changes in the scale of wages are
likely to be adopted, and a atnke is con
sidered to be among the possibilities.
The National Ball Cine.
Chicago, June 4. Scores on the base
ball field . yesterday were aa follows
League: At New York New York 7,
Brooklyn 20; batteries Burkett, Kusie
and Soinmers. Ixivett and Daly. At Phil
adelphia Philadelphia , Boston 4; bat
teries Clarkson and Behuett, Uleason
and Clements. At Cleveland Cleveland
2, Cincinnati 5; batteries Wadsworth and
Zimruer, Foreman and Baldwin. At Pitts
burg Hittsburg 7, Chicago 8; batteries
necKer, bowders and Merger, Coughlin
Brotherhood: At New York New York
5. Boston 14; batteries Crane and Brown,
Kadbourne and Kelly. At Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Brooklyn 6; batteries
Husted, Bufllntou and Cross, Murphy and
Daily. At Buffalo Buffalo 3, Pittsburg
7; batteries Haddock and Mack, Galvin
and Carroll. At Chicago Chicago 4,
Cleveland 0; batteries King and Boyle,
O'Brien and Suyder.
Western: At Kansas City Des Moices
2, Kansas City 5; at Denver Milwaukee
3, Denver 3 storm; at Omaha Minneapo
lis 4, Omaha 3.
Death of a Newspaper Man. ,
HELENA, Mont., June 4. George D.
Kastin, an old And well-known newspaper
man, formerly cf the St. Paul -Globe, and
late editor of the Helena Independent, I
died at Warm Springs, Mont., yesterday,
THE LATEST NEWS.
The Great Derby Trotting Event in
k DARK HORSE WAS THE DINNER.
A Big Street Car Strike In Columbus gas-
pends Traffic Everything Quiet, But the
Pnbllo Greatly Inconvenienced.
London, June 4 The Derby tare
which is the greatest event of the year in
the Euglish sporting world, took place
today, and was won by Sainfour; Leon
ard, second, and Orwell third. The
starters were: Surefoot. Sainfour.
Leonard, Rattibea, Mortagon, Golden
tiate. Odd Fellow, Kirkborn and Orwell.
The betting was nine to two against
sainfour as winner.
Big Car Driven' Strike.
Columbus, O., June 4. No street cars
were running this morning. Three bun
dred and seventy-seven employes are on
a strike, and have interrupted truffle very
seriously, which is felt especially among
suburban residents. Everything is quiet
and no disturbance yet reported.
THE NATIONAL LAW MAKERS.
Synopsi of the l"riceeliiivr in Congress
Washington City, Jutie4 A substitute
for the pure food bill wa reported to the
senate yesterday. It creates a food division
in the agricultural department, and pro
vide penalties for the exportation of any
bad food product or drug. Bills were
passed regtilal ing the withdrawal of liq
nors for txittliiig purposes providing for
the exportation of liquors in bond; author
izing certain lands in Minnesota and Wis
consin withdrawn for reservation purposes
to lie restored to the public domain. A
resolution providing for an investigation
of the fish commission was debated, and
went over, The interminable silver debate
was continued without action on the bill.
and after a discussion of the fortifications
appropriations, but with onlv one. vote,
adopting an amendment increasing the
appropriation for seacoast mortars from
rSO.ikM to 4oo,n0, the senate adjourned.
In the house three bills were introduced
to carry into effect Pan-American congress
recommendations, A communication
from the treasury was received asking for
$7,000 for additions, etc., to the United
States court house at Keokuk, Ills. Sen
ate bill authorizing the sale of the tiuilvr
on the Menominee Indian lands in Wis
consin was passed. The Alabama con
tested election ca-e of McDullie v. I'ur-
piu was then taken up and was pending at
RATHER CURIOUS PROCEEDINGS.
The Cnte ot Col. IVyatt. of Lincoln, Ills.
I'evclop Home Novelties.
Lincoln. Ills., June 4. The deputy
sheriff sent to New Orleans for Col. W. D.
Wyatt, the alleged defaulting master in
chancery of this (Logan) county, reached
here at 11 o'clock Tuesday, via a country
road, traveling fourteen miles from a
country town. On arriving here the ac
cused man was taken to the residence of
CoL R. B. Latham, where the sheriff ap
peared and accepted a bond for $00, while
the sum of the forgery is f4.000.
"Wyatt Declares He is Innocent.
Col. Wyatt has notified his friends in
Lincoln that he is innocent of the charge
and insist on immediate trial, while Col.
Latham, the man whose evidence secured
the indictment for forgery, is entertaining
him in royal style, prepared his bond and
retained three lawyers for the defense.
The amount of the defalcations reaches
fU.000, which, it is understood, will be
paid by the bondsmen, of whom Col. Ijt
ham is one.
MILLIONAIRE FAIR'S DAUGHTER.
She Weds Herman Oelrlchs, or New York
Other Toney Weddings.
San Francisco, June 4. Herman Oel
richs, of New York, and Miss Theresa
Fair, daughter of ex-L"nited States Sena
tor James G. Fair, were married last even
ing at the home of the bride's mother in
this city. The ceremony was solemnized
according to the rites of the Roman Catho
lic church, Archbishop liiordaa officiat
ing, assisted by the Very Rev. J. J. Pren
dergast, vicar-general of the diocese, and
Rev. George Montgomery. The bride was
attended by her sister. Miss Birdie Fair,
Miss Lillie O'Connor, Miss Nellie Jolliffe,
Miss Jennie Blair and Miss Bella Smith,
and the groom by George Pollock and
David Barnes, of New York. Aliout one
hundred intimate friends of the family
were present at the ceremony. A recep
tion followed for which a"bout fcOO invita
tions had been issued. After the wedding
fete bride and groom left for New York.
Arrangements have been made to spend
many days cruising in a yacht along the
Steve Elklna' Uanghter Married.
New York, June 4. Miss Sarah Elkins,
eldest daughter of Stephen B. Elk ins, and
Maj. A. C. Oliphant, of Trenton, N. J.,
were married last evening at the residence
of the bride's father. Rev. Ileber Newton
officiated. The wedding was a quiet and
very select affair. Among the costly and
beautiful presents were gifts from Presi
dent and Mrs. Harrison, Secretary and
Mrs. Blaine, Secretary and Mrs. Windom,
Andrew Carnegie, and Gen. Sewell and
staff, of the New Jersey state militia
Married at Villard.a Home.
JEW Yokk, June 4. Miss Grace Oakes,
daughter of T. F. Oakes, president of the
Northern Pacifio railroad, and Frederick
Brooks, son of Francis Brooks, of Boston,
were married yesterday at tL country
house of Henry Villard, at Dobbs' Ferry.
The ceremony was performed at 12:30
o'clock by Bishop Potter, assisted by the
Rev. R. W. Berkeley, rector of the Episco
pal church at Dobbs' Ferry, and the Rev.
T. M. Niven, minister of the Congrega
tional church at the same place.
But One Autograph of Lincoln.
Columbus, O., June 4. A historian
who is compiling the letters, messages,
speeches, etc., of President Lincoln for
publication has finished a search of the
records of the executive oflice of Ohio. But
one autograph letter was found. It is
dated April '1, 18K4. and accepts the .Her
of the governors of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa,
and Wisconsin to furnish Ki.OOU troops for
100 days' ser vice.
An Original Package FeLlttnu.
Washington Ott, June 4 Mr. Dolli
ver. of Iowa, hits presented to the houe a
memorial from the general assembly of
the Iresbyterian church representing
0,000 ministers, 'M,000 ruling elders, and
800,01)0 communicants, asking that con
gress speedily enact an amendment to the
interstate commerce law that will allow
the states to control or prohibit the impor
tation of intoxicating liquors.
The Timee Talks Belligerently.
LONDON, June. 4. The Time say the
sending of the American cruisers to Be br
ing sea smacks too much . of Najwleonic
methods, and thinks that British men-of-war
should promptly follow. The pressure
of the Irish vote, The Times thinks, has
changed Blaine's desire to settle -the fish
eries question in a diplomatic manner.
Cutting Bates on Base Hall.
Pittsburo, Pa, June 4. Capt. Anson
said last night that President O'Neil, of
the Pittsburg National League club, had
decided to put the price of admission at
20 cents upon the arrival of the Pittsburg
Players' League club in this city to play
SWEPT BY STOBMS.
Wind, Rain, and Lightning Work
FATAL TORNADO IN WESTERN IOWA
Two Tenons Killed and Six Wounded at
Glenwood A Number" of Balldlngs
Wrecked Smashup on the Burtlng-ton
and Northern Canaed by a W.-uhout
A Cyclone at Medford, Wis. Similar
News from Other Local I tie Lightning
Explodes a Fowder House.
Des Moines, la., June 4. A stoim burst
with terrible force over western Iowa
Monday night. The rain fell in torrents.
and the wind in some localities attained
the force of a tornado. The electric dis
play was dazzling. The greatest damage
seems to have been done at Glenwood, the
county seat of Mills county. The state in
stitute for feeble-minded is located there
and was a heavy sufferer. The boiler
house and laundry were demolished; the
tall chimney was blown down and came
crashing through the roof into the dormi
tories where the inmates were sleeping,
killing two and injuring six otheis.
eight Victim of the Wind.
The killed are: Willie Cline, o:: Clarke
county; Wesley Emery, of Monroe county.
The injured are: John Swallow, I'ubuque;
Willie Brather, Wayne county; Fred.
Wright, Fort Dodge; Eddie Sw eet, Lee
county; Henry 6nyder, Benton county;
Sam Askins, Council Bluffs. St veral of
the injured are not expected to recover.
Flour Mill Wrecked.
The flour mill at Glenwood was wrecked
and the canning factory demolished. It
was the worst storm in the histoiy of the
city. At Atlantic the wind blew down
the amphitheatre at the fair gron nds, and
several small dwelling houses in t he town.
Nobody was hurt. A great ma ay fruit
and shade trees were blown down in the
city, and a number of bridges on t he Nish
nabotna were washed out. Three build
ings were blown from the foundations at
Exira and several persons had n it-row es
capes. At Council Bluffs cellars were
flooded and culverts washed cut. The
contiguous country is inundated c nd crops
in general are badly damaged, and in some
There Was No Flood at Lov.land.
Omaha, Neb., June 4. The rejort of a
disastrous storm at LavelanH, la., which
had partially destroyed the town, is en
tirely unfounded. One woman was drowned
by falling into the river. There was no
damage to property.
IN ILLINOIS AND WISCONSIN.
Wind and Lightning Destroy Oi-eat Ieal
of Property. -
Medford, Wis., June 4. A cyclone
passed over a portion of the town of Little
Black Monday evening, nnroofin houses
and barns and blowing down trees. Mr. Matt
hoff had two barns destroyed. Twelve
buildings were struck by lightning and
burned. The roads are very jnerally
blocked with fallen trees.
Heavy Loss on the Rail.
PCBrQrE, la., June 4. One of the most
violent storms that has visited this section
for years passed over Dubuqut Monday
night. The rainfall amounted almost to
a flood. The Burlington & Northern
track between this city and Galena was
washed away for a distanee of over two
miles. A double header freight I elonging
to the Chicago St Paul & Ka isas City
railroad, which operates over tl e North
ern between Dubuque and Galet a Junc
tion, ran into a washout near Menominee.
The engineer of the second engine mi
raculously escaped, but the firem in, E. B.
Dale, received mortal injuries and died in
fifteen minutes. Brakeman Williams also
received injuries from which he will die.
Forty cars were smashed in the wreck.
Narrow Escape of a Clergyman.
Mount Carroll, Tils., June 4. This
vicinity was visited Monday eight by a
most violent storm of lightning, rain, and
hail. The lightning struck and tet fire to
the Lutheran parsonage in Salem town
ship, and the entire contents of tie house
were consumed, the minister nar-owly es
caping with his life. Burt Putorbaugh,
of Rock Creek, lost five head of horses;
John Dilsworth one horse, and Mr. Crib
ben )ost thirty-six head of hogs by the
Heavy Pamage to Crops.
Galena, Ills., June 4. The heav est rain
storm that has visited this sectj n since
18T6 occurred Monday night, and the Ga
lena river is running a torrent. Great
damage to crops was done, and fin caused
by lightning are reported from various
parts of the country. The road-bt d of the
Illinois Central along the bluffs near Men
ominee was undermined by the flood.
Four Men St rock by Lightning.
Caro, Mich., June 4. At 7 o'cl ck last
evening four farmers were struck by light
ning four miles west of here. I. N. Tag
get t, Edward Goodchild, William Holmes,
and Matt Ringle were at work when the
bott descended, killing Goodch Id and
Holmes and badly stunning the other two.
LIGHTNING STRIKES GUN POVDER.
Tremendous Explosion with Throi Proba
Mansfield, O., June 4. Yesterday dur
ing a heavy storm lightning strnc i Tracy
& Avery's powder house, located about a,
mile east of the city. The house Lm said to
have contained two tons of powder,
which exploded, causing a tremen Ions re
port. Hundreds of windows in the city
were broken; china and glassware was
knocked from shelves, and people thrown
from their feet. Many buildingft in the
vicinity were badly wrecked. Two frame
dwelling houses on the opposite side of the
street from the magazine were, leveled to
the ground, scarcely anything remaining
to show that they were dwellings.
Baby Killed, Two Others Fatal y Hart.
One of the houses was vacant; t le other
was occupied by Henry Roost, his wife
and two children. The husband was ab
sent at the time of the explosion. A ft-months-old
babe was instantly k died, it
being mutilated beyond recognition; the
mother and other child, 2-years d d, were
blown over a hundred feet away and are
thought to be fatally injured. Nothing
remains of the powder house; the bricks
are scattered in all directions, som i being
found a quarter of a mile distat t. The
explosion was heard ten miles distant.
Town Reported Wiped Out.
Omaha, June 4. Bradsbaw, a town of
about 300 inhabitants, was struck by a cy
clone ttoout 10 o'clock last niht, and
nearly the entire place was swep-. away.
Five persons are said to have be n killed
and many others injured. -The w ires are
down, and particulars are not to be had.
Struck Dead at Hia Barn Door.
Madison, Wis., June 4. A terriilc wind
storm passed over the village of Ltdi Mon
day nights. Trees were blown do rn, out
houses toppled over, fences wrecl.ed ani
no I ittle damage done. William 1 luckier,
aged CO, residing about five miles west of
Oregon, was struck dead by lightning
while standing in his barn door.- .
Took Header Through the Fl ime.
Dedham, Mass., June 4. Mond.iy John
Kane, aged 4 years, fell into Me -chant's
length of the covered fltrme 150 H et in a
raging torrent six feet deep, lie wis taken .
out ol the rack near the mill, nnco iscious.
but was soon resuscitated. He was ap
parently uninjured. , 1
An Indiana Appointment. - f
Washington City, June 4. Tin secre
tary of the treasury has appointed G. WV .
Goodge superintendent of the mar ine hos- I
pltal at Evansville, Ind. . . . '
It Muddles Republican Politics
HE DECLINES A EENOMINATION,
Waiting I'ntil It Is Given Him His Ae
. tlon Denounced and a New Convention
Demanded Illinois Democratlo Con
vention Phlladelphlana Protesting
Againat McKlnley'a Tariff Bill The
Oregon Election Wlaeonaln Farmer
Will Be Inquisitive.
Pittsbcro, June 4. Probably the great
est political sensation that has ever taken
place In Allegheny county occurred in the
Twenty-third congressional district con
vention yesterday. The entirely unex
pected action of Hon. Thomas M. Bayne
in declining renomination to congress aft
er having defeated his opponent, George
Shiras, 5 to 1, and the subsequent nomi
nation of Col. William A. Stone to suc
ceed him, created an immense sensation
all over the county, and rumors of all de
scriptions are in circulation.
Bayne'a Action Denounce.
Col. Bayne's action is bitterlydenounced
by many prominent Republican's. George
Shiras, Col. Bayne's opponent, now claims
that he is entitled to the nomination, and
threatens to cause trouble, lu accordance
with the rules of the county committee,
prominent Republicans, friends of both
Shiras and Bayne, claimed that Stone's
nomination is irregular and cannot stand.
Bayne's reason for refusing the nomina
tion was that he was worn out and unable
longer to work. He -had worked for the
honor of renomination as a vindication,
had succeeded, and was satisfied.
Kept It Mighty Quiet-
Bavnc's savs he decided upon this course
several mont hs ago, but told no one but
his wife. Mr. Bayne says he will retire to
private life and will not again be identi
fied with politics in an official capacity.
There are, however, numerous rumors to
the contrary, one mentioning Col.- Bayne
as a Quay compromise candidate for gov
ernor; another that he is to be appointed
to a foreign mission, arMtTnany others.
A Demand for a New Convention.
Just previous to the close of the conven
tion of the Twenty-third legislative dis
trict in Allegheny City last night, George
D. Riddle, a prominent aftorney, read a
series of resolutions severely censuring
Congressman Bayne for his action in de
clining the nomination iu the manner in
which be did, and demanding that the
county committee call another convention
at the earliest possible date. The resolu
tions were adopted.
1VlronKin Farmers' Alliance
Baraboo. Wis., June 4. The Wisconsin
State Farmers' Alliance convened in this
city yesterday and was called to order by
President C. M. Butt, of Viroqua. The
committee on credentiUs reported sixty
one delegates representing sixty one Alli
ances. The anniHil report of the secretary
showed that there are now eighty-seven
Alliances in the state, an increase of forty
seven in one year. All are in good finan
cial standing. A committee of five was
appointed to frame a set of questions to be
proposed to candidates for the state legis
lature and congress. Butt was re-elected
Protect Against the Tariff Bill.
Philadkli-HIA, June 4. A business
men's meetiug was held 'RT the Walnut
Street theatre yesterday afternoon, at
which Alexander K. McClurc presided.
The tobacco, tin-plate and woole, indus
tries were largely represented. Among
the speaVJ-rs were Congressmen McAdoo,
Springer, Bynum and Breckeiiridge (Ky).
Iast night a mass meeting of workinmen
in textile goods was held at Kensington,
and was addressed by the same gentle
men. Both meetings were called for the
purpose of protesting against the McKin
Elected a Democrat Governor.
Portland, Ore., June 4. Pennoyer, the
Democratic candidate for governor, has
been elected by S,oort majority over Thomp
son, Republican. The rest of the state
ticke ia Republican by from 3,0o0 to 8,000
maicri'y. The tariff va rot made an is
sue, but the Prr-Libit'.or!, State Grange
and iabor organization, which have con
solidated into a party in Oregon, voted
solidly against Thompson. Herman, Re
publican, for congress has 8,000 majority.
INSATIATE STANDARD OIL.
It Gobbles AnotB-r f'ovli.iy nd Nego
tiate for Morn.
PlTTSDCKO, June 4 The Standard Oil
company has purchased the Forest Oil
company for Jl.floO.OOO and promises to
take the remaining ?40u,oo0 stock at above
par. The Forest Oil company started
ten years ago with a capital stock of $100,
000 and has steadily increased its capital
stock in proportion to its enormous oil
producing interests, until it is now
2,OHO,000, owned largely by Oil City and
Buffalo " parties and the Yandergrifts of
this city. It is t he largest producing com
pany in the world, with 50,000 acres of pro
ducing territory, and its receipts in the
last tan years were $4,630,000. It also
owned controlling interest in the Wash
ington Oil company and the United gas
Aftr Its Laat Rival, Now.
Not satisfied with gobbling this enormous
concern, the Standard is negotiating for
the purchase of the Anchor Oil company,
the second largest producing company in
existence. Should the purchase of this
company lie also consummated there will
be no rival producing company in the field
A Telegraph Operator's Death.
St. Locis, June 4. T. H.JTine, operator
at the Western Union oflice, fell or threw
himself from the fourth story of his board
ing bouse last evening and was instantly
killed. lie was arrested on Monday in
the Merc-hams' exchange on suspicion of
having been implicated in the wire-tapping
in Donovan's pool room. He was
"sweated" twenty-fonr hours and then re
leased. Finding himself discharged by
the Western Union he got drunk. He was
seen sitting in his room a few minutes he
fore he fell out. He -wns known by tie
names of Cornell o and T. H. Kane as well
as T. H. Vine.
Favorable Reports Ordered.
WashinotoS Ott, June 4. The house
postoffice committee has ordered a favora
ble report on the bill to reclassify and fix
the salaries of postal clerks in the railway
mail service. The bill provides for divid
ing the railway postal clerics into seven
classes and fixes the annual salaries at
from $00 to $1,800.
The bouse committee on commerce has
ordered favorable reports on the house
bills to amend an act for a bridge in Cal
houn county. Ills., and for a pontoon
bridge etQuincy, Ills.
Guilty of a Dastardly Murder.
Fort Smith, Ark., June 4. Boudinot
Crumpton, about 22 years of age, has been
convicted of murder iu the federal court,
and remanded to jail to await death sen
tence. Crumpton and a companion named
Sam Morgan started out one day last No
vember to viit some young ladies. Crump
ton decoyed Morgan to a lonely place some
distance from the road, and murdered him,
concealing the body. The body was not
found until six weeks later.
IVae Skipping with ?5,OiH.
London, June 4. A young man named
Lemtsh, employed as a stock clerk in a
brokers office 1n this city was arrested
yesterday as he was about taking' his de
parture for America When he was
searched he was fott'sl to have ou his per
son 5,0.10 worth of negotiable bonds which
he had stolen from his employer, together
with other missing property and tickets
for New Yort .
AIMED TOO HIGH.
Remarkable Case of Suicide in
MAUD riSHEE'S FTJTIITE STRUGGLE.
She Aspires to an Ideal Christian Eire,
Which She Cannot Attain, and Despair
ing. Destroya Hemelf A Pnre Young
Girl'a Kach Plunge to the Shore of
Eternity Her Houra of Joy and Sor
row A Strange Story.
" New Britain, Conn., June 4. The al
leged mysterious suicide which took place
in the reservoir here Saturday was not
much ef a mystery, except as to the condi
tion of the unfortunate girl's mind; for in
stead of the girl being unknown she
was well known to a large circle of friends
and was one of the best behaved and most
pious girls la As town. Her name wat
Maud E. FLsher, daughter of a decorator
of means, and a general favorite with all
who knew her. A few days before she
took the fatal step she said to the rector
of St. Mark's chnrch: "I have committed
the unpardonable. What shall I do?"
The rector calmed her apparently with a
few words of counsel, but not many days
later her lifeless body lay in the bottom of
Neither Initane Nor Sinning.
Maud Fisher was neither insane, so far
as can be learned, nor wicked. Her life
was blameless. She was a devoted mem
ber of St. Mark's church, a pupil in the
Sunday school and a true Christian girl.
All her desires and ambitious seemed cen
tered in hi4 class, in the study of the
Scriptures and the leading of her compan
ions into the path she trod so consistently.
She was an attractive girl, graceful and
pleasant of countenance. She entered into
the spirit of social events given under the
auspices of her church, but . held herself
entirely aloof from frivolous amusements.
Her intimates were all of her own sex. At
times she surprised her friends with the
depth of joy she manifested over the cer
tainty that she was succeeding m her enr
deavor to lead an ideal life, and 4 week
later, perhaps, she would terrify them
with passionate grief because of her un
Her Ideal A Van Too Lofty.
Sometimes when in this latter tmod she
would speak vaguely of going away Jrom
them forever. She was liked and respected
for her e (Torts to realize a lofty ideal of
goodness. When in her despondent moods
she spoke openly of suicide her friends did
not doubt her soundness of mind any more
than they imagined that she would com
mit an act so foreign to the principles
dearest to her heart.. She kept a little
diary, in which she recorded daily the story
of her struggles her victories, and her de
feats. The diary is the most sacred me
mento left her heartbroken parents. To
more than hint at its contents would be
Preparing for the Awful Deed.
Iast week she was plunged in a fit of
despondency, but her friends paid little
attention to it. Saturday morning she
was a long time at her desk. She wrote
letters and addressed theiu, and she wrote
in her diary. In the letters she told her
Sunday school teacher. Miss Clark, and
her classmates that all her aspirations
towards a worthy life were of no avail,
and that she was about to leave tbem for
ever. The struggle, she said, was more
than she could endure. Her life was
hound to be nnworthv, and she was aloiit
to end it. In her diary she wrote these
words: "To-night I shall go down street
and shall also go to church, then shall I
go awfcy forever, to the reservoir."
The Plunge to Eternity.
The programme was observed to the let
Af P o'clock she walked down West Main
street to the centtr'of the town, where she
met Grace Porter and Carrie Smith, two
of her nearest friends, who walked back
with her. They parted within sight of
Maud's home, "tlood-hye, girls," she said
"I am going to the reservoir, and you will
not see me again." They stood facing the
green slopes of the reservoir hill at the
time. The young ladies were startled and
after kissing Maud, followed her nt a .dis
tance. The white shawl over her should
ers was enough to identify her in the
gathering darkness bu. presently Maud
took off the shawl, and they could not see
wlii-ther shu entered her father's house or
not. She did not go home. True to her
purpose she went to the reservoir, and re
moving one shoe, plunged to her deal h as
she heard a carriage approaching.
WOLSELEY EULOGIZES LEE.
The Britikh General Kayo Lee Was a Pa
Richmond, Va., June 4. Governor Mc
Kinney has received a letter from Ixrd
Wolseley in reply to a special invitation to
attend the recent. Lee monument unveil
ing. Jle sAid, after thanking the govern
or for the invitation: "It js natural that
all Englishmen should lie proud of Gen.
Lee as we are proud ot Gen. Gor
don. Those two men were the ouly great
patriotic heroes I have ever known, and I
honor them in my thonghts as if they
were twin brothers ami both hs.l bora mv
own comrades in arms. It is not possible
for me to pay America a visit just at pres
ent. 1 hope to do so,, however, by and by
and to visit Richmond, of which I retain
the must interesting recollections."
, LOOKING FOR A GOOD TIM.
The Ohio Sons of Veterans to Meet at
Mansfield, O., June 4. The Sons of
Veterans will gather 2,500 strong at the
eighth annual encampment of the Ohio
division in this city June 10, 11, 12 and 13,
and the meeting will lie strictly military,
the men camping out in regular style at
the -fair grounds. Every indication points
to the must interesting and successful en
campment yet held, and the crowds of
visitors will he very large. Extensive
preparations are making for the event
and a fine programme has been ar
ranged, one feature of which is
a competitive drill to take place on
the fourth aay. Seven prizes in cash are
offered, the first being for the best drilled
and equipped camp, and the other six
ranging from $50 to $100, one for the camp
having the largest number present, the
camp showing the greatest increase since
Jan. 1, the camp which does the ritual in
the best style, etc Governor Campbell
and ex-Governor Foraker will be amoug
; YOUNG MIKE HALEY'S HEROISM.
It Frustrates a Villainous Crime and Pro
vents an Awful Railway Wreck.
OMAHA, Neb., June 4. The heroism dis
played by 16-year-old Mike Haley saved
the Union Pacific flyer from a disastrous
wreck between this city and South Omaha
Young Haley was going home last evening
when he saw two men unlock the switch
at Summit and turn it. He ran to South
Omaha and notified the train men just as
the flyer, consisting of twelve crowded
coaches, was pulling oat of the station.
Haley was completely prostrated after his
long run. There is no trace of the miscre
ants who misplaced the switch.
. A Plot of Panltaa'e Friends.
.SoKIA, June 4. It has transpired that a
plot was formed by friends of Maj. Pan
itza to capture Prince Ferdinand while on
a recent railroad journey and hold him as
a hostage for Panitca, but was frustrated
by M. Stambuloff. minister of the interior, '
who oecame aware of its existence through
the vigilauce of the police.
. They Object to the Detective. "
Boston, June 4. The committee ap
pointed by the students' mass-meeting to
take action in regard to the recent acta of
vandalism at Harvard object to that part
of their instructions relating to the em
ployment of a detective. They have there
fore called another maas-meeting at which
they will offer to resign
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
AT POPULAR PEICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA-
Suicided When Found .uilt.
Utica, N. V., June 4. When he jury
in the ca.se of Webster Stoddard, who has
been on trial for' forgery at Herkimer,
yesterday announced a verdict of guilty,
Stoddard arose and went into an ante
room of the court house, pulled a revolver
and shot himself throneh the head. It is
thought thitt he will die.
They Retired Cheadle.
Kokomo, Ind.. June 4. Judge Daniel
Waugh. of TipUm 'county, was nuiuiuatcd
on the 51st ballot to succeed Congressman
Cheadle in the Nihth district. I'p to the
fiftieth ballot the pte stood: Cheadle, !?0;
Waugh, 55. LAfollctte, 5(1; Lindly, 65. On
the ifty-first ballot Judge Waugh re
ceived 133 -otcs.
Thomas Waters, a "vag" given wrfc
on the Alton, Ills., rocfc pijn, has lieen no
tifi?d that an uncle In England has left
"Chicago. June S.
Following are the quntatinus on the buard
of trade to-day: Wheat-No. 2 Jnne,opened
S3c. cloaed ic.; July, opened 9-.'4c. cloned
Ktic: September." op ned ft-lo, closed Wtc.
Uorn-Ko. S June, opened KC-ec, rhd 34c:
Julv, opened a-c, cj,ied :4tc; Scpfetubt,
opened 8ft, chwed :6ft4- (Via N. I J one.
opened :"c closed 2Tfc; July, opi ned 3go.
closed SbTsc: September, opened :4c, closed
S!4nc. Pork June, opened $12.9 -. clowd $13.15:
July, opened $ia.ti. closed SlliV ljtrJ
June, opened $5 17(, closed $." (U.
Live stock L"nhn t-t ick yards prices were
quoted aa follows: H Mark, t oenrd
moderately act. v and prices 6c lower: light
grade, 3.su4(V. roiiKli tacking. $3.T5&3.;
mixed lots, I3.8&4.UI: heavy lacking and
ahTpping lots, $3.8 ktt.&. J
Cattle strong: beeves. f&HKlVlfl; cows and
mixed. $1.403.31; storkers and feeders, $2 4U
8.S0; Texas frra-aeia, i.Ci.3. ,S. Sheep Steady;
ahorn. $4.ilj5tW; Texan. $3.:5isj1t.tO, Umbs,
iroduce: Butter-Finest creameries, 13Jt
l.THi per lb ; fliiest dairies, lnr.il lc; parking,
stock, 4HiiS-')C. Eggs Strictly feesh. 123 liste
ner dox. foultry Chic kens, S.jc per lb.;
turkeys. 7c; ducks. Kqc. geese. t4.ttX5.lM per
d. I otatoes On track common and mixed,
.tlfca-ic per bu; i-eerle-a.- 4tm.t.T ; llur banks,
SU&Kc: sweet otatoes. $3.SM,(3.7& per bbl.
Apple $4. 35.(W per bbL Strawberries .5c
6.J1.25. .... r
1?bw York. June a.
Wi.eat No. red winter. tiViMMc ca-h;
do July, Va: do August, K0nc: do Septem
ber, fcVV, Corn-No. g mixed. 414.410
cash; do June, 4Uc; do July, 4Hic; do Au
gust. 42Jc. Oats-Qnlet; No. 2 mixed. Wc
cash; do June, .4c; do July, 324c. Rye
InilL Barley-NominaL IN.rk-lo better
demand and steady: mesa 113.75 -r 14. 6. Laid
trea ty: June, iiS July, gust, JSJt
Live Stock: Cat tie -Steady, but no traling
In beeves: dressed beef steady; native aide.
WtTMc y 1. sh ep and Lamto- Sheep ruled
ateady: iaba.trong Ho lower: sheep, $3.;&
,37)4i KW fcBiluiilM, r.2Y7.7.V Hogs-Market
dull; lire ho. a, $4.Ut34.W f 100 .
Hay TTpland prairie. $0 SflfeU.OO
ay Tiawtoy a 75i$ B.SO
Oats 17 (A 90
Ooal Soft I la
Uord WoodSS 6 84.10.
Thi. powder never varies, a msnrel of paritr
strength and wtoleaoaues. More ecooomica'
tbaa the ordinary kind, and cannot ErZSd L
eonpeutioa wlia die autltttade of low lest.
weight alum or prpboepbate powders .Htoldonll
Jjsoas. Boxai. Bah., FowD.a Co.,10. WaS
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Jade Clothing
a a Sfc ii sa
nvvju rjuub.3 AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
H. SIEMON & SON,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1C08 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL,
ARCADE CIGAR STOUT7
1808 SECOND AVE. - - . ROCK ISLAND.
FINE LINK OF
Domestic, Key West and Imported Cigars.
ty Box Trade a apecialty .
CITY PAINT SHOPT "
DRUCKHIIXER & CO..
All kicdi of. '
Painting, Graining, Paper Hanging and Kalaomining. '
WAll work warranted and done to order on short notice.
8hop No. 310 Seventeenth street, bet. 3d and 4th avenne.
0". "W. iTOlsnES
Dealer in New aud
--Second Hand Goods
OF EVERY DK8CRIFTIOK.
The higne. prfc. paid for food, of kiad. jrip Utdt. aell or bn, auyUi.u,.
Ut opened his New and Spacious
. SAMPLE ROOM
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue -where
he would be pleased o see his friendg. - '
Ah kinds of drinks aa well as IknJ Pw.. .. .
only place 1. Uie cit, b. e IO0 can ge, ii'ttlZ?'' fd
oHRnw..r-0 Ukind' of
One Block North of Central Park' JI V? OM,
The laraeetln lowa Park. Brgt-
P- V7. HERMTZK An
No, 229 Twentieth Street, text to Conrsd Schneider'i grocery. Rotk IsUnl.
" - ' ' for Dm fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Madehuh. late., wpMrBf doe wllt d
Avenue, Deait-r in-:
Cigars and Toys
and l.V 'If' ?. ,'D ,he '-'. made from pnre cri
Panicky1. "nMto Picnics, rriv
No. 1614 Second Avenue.
of Brady Street
ws eoMtahtl, on hsnd.