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THE KOCK ISLAN D AKGUS, THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1890.
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nue, Rock Island, 111.
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Tbr-s Daily, 50c per month; Weekly, $3.00
All cranratrlcaMoms of aerltletl or argument
tiva character, political or reHcioas. must hare
real asm scacbed for publication So aach arti
ticles will be printed orer Icttllooa siroslores.
Anonrnon eornmoaiestioM nrt not'eed.
Correspondence solicited frum every township
la Bock Island county.
TncHDAT. Jess 5. 1690.
The Rock IiUod delegation was on
tbe right tide on the stare treasurship
auestioa- In the stale convention. The
roll call of counties showed the Rock Is
Hod contingent to be 8 for Wilson (the
nominee), and I for Fitzgerald .
There la a lady in Iodianapolia ao old
that the baa ceased to disguise her age
She ia a negress, known aa "Granny
OuUn," and establishes her birth aa a
slave in North Carolina In 1770. ao that
aha la now 120 years old. She atill re
tains ber facultlca remarkably; bears well
and talks glibly. She Uvea with ber
daughter, ber fourth child. wht ia 90
Tbe following partial list of Pittsburg
manufacturers and their fortunes is
printed in the Commercial Oazttte. a re
publican paper of that city:
Mrs. Man fk-henlev (for fortT years a
rvsUeut of Em;laiia SS 0n,noO
Andrew mmeirie K.W-.W)
J. N. McCuilouyh 15.001,000
Heniy Pbipre. 4r 5.000,0m)
Oeorife Wrslinghouse, Jr 10.00
llostrtter estate .OOO.fW
Ssiw estate .f.O0O
J.J Vandrerift S.U00,
Charles J. Clarke VOO.OOO
Mrs. T. M. Howe 4 0 0.0i
C. G. Haey 5,W.ono
m-ncy csrate lOGOn.Ot)
ebofnberytr estate ,0i.0,000
Protection has certainly been very kind
lo these multi-njiUionaires. however poor
ly their employes and the consumers de
pendent upon them may have fared-
The Miate Csmvrattoa.
With the holding of tbe democratic
atate convention at Spriog3eld yesterday
tbe campaign of 1690 in Illinois may be
presumed to have been formally inaugar
ated. It was a large and enthusiastic
gathering of tbe democracy of the state
and tbe best of feetioK prevailed through
out the entire proceedings. Never before
in the history of the party in the state was
such a spirit of con6dnce and a 9urance
displayed of an ultimale victory. The
spirited fight for the nomination of state
treasurer was an illustration of the san
guinness of the candidates themselves
that whoever secured the" nomination was
reasonably sure of election. Tbe deafen
in? applause which accomianied the
reading of tbe letter from ex-President
Cleveland was only excelled in intensity
and noisy demonstration when the resoiu
tion endorsing Gen. Palmer for tbe United
States nenate was preceded, and when
tbe veteran leader appeared before tbe
Both nominations for state officers ai
particularly strong, and will have a decided
effect in assisting Gen. Palmer to carry tbe
legislature. Tbe convention wisely al
lowed tbe Cook and other county delega
tion s instructed for Fitzgerald to vote as
unit, and then very sensibly chose Wilson
on tbe first ba'lot. To a casual ob
server it was readily apparent that the
Cook county delegates were sadly di
ided when actual sentiment was arrived
at over Fitzgerald's candidacy, and while
instructed to cast the full vote of the
county there were many bitterly opposed
to bis nomination. When tbe roll call
showed a clear majority for Wilson, Cook
-county quickly moved to make tbe no in
ination of Mr. Wilson unanimous, and
tbe motion went through with a unanini
ity that dispelled all fears of disaffection
The selection of ex State Superintendent
Raab was also a wise and judicious nom
ination. On tbe whole tbe democracy of
tbe state have never beld a more satis
factory or enthusiastic convention than
that of yesterday.
Late wa by Wire.
London. June 5 In tbe royal stakes'
race at Epsom Downs today, Iddesleigh
won; Scnreechowl, second; jack O'Lan
tern, third. Tbe grand prize race of tbe
Duke of Portlands' Stcerf won; Ornatus,
second; Ben, tbird.
A SENSATIONAL DYNAMITE EXPLOSION.
Paris, June 5. The main building of
the historic Chartreuse bas been badly
damaged by a dynamite explosion. No
monks were injured, but it created great
excitement. Quite a feeling was intensified
by the receipt of a letter threatening a re
petition unless a million francs were de
posited in a certain place and at a pre
Several buildiutw at Pittsburg" wers)
burued Tuesday illicit. Loss. H0.0UO.
Bill Letcher and Uncle Bob, with El
Rio Key out, should be the favorites on
public form for the American Derby.
European telephone companies are run
ning tbe American concerns out of Mex
ico, or trying to, with prospects of success).
Sixty-five thousand children were in
line Wednesday in Brooklyn on the an
nual parade of the Brooklyn Sunday
The general Lutheran conference
opened at Milwaukee Wednesday.
Speeches were mode and resolution
passed denouncing the Bennett law.
The British syndicate which recently
purchased the PilUbury mills at Minne
apolis hits also leased three of the Wash
burn mills with privilege of purchasing.
Tbe Harvard students are in a stew over
tbe recent vandalism. At a meeting Tues
day niKht .tLey rejected a proposition to
hire detectives to bunt down the red paint
Paul Hesik, arrested for arson by the
Chicago police, has confessed to firing the
boose in which his wife and three children
were sleeping. Family troubles were the
The wife of John Tomlin, of Camden,
N. J., ia the sister of Henry C. Moffett.
Tuesday Moffett wore out a horse whip on
bis brother-in-law because the latter, aa
alleged, illtreats bis wife.
Mayor James S. Wyman, of Allegheny
City, Pa'., bos triven $1,000 bail to appear
for trial Saturday on charges of perjury
and of contributing money to secure bis
nomination and election.
The steamship Wisconsin, arrived at
New York Wedmlay, brought 120 Mor
mon emigrnnta Their names were taken
and if their arrival is a violation of the
alien labor law they will be sent back.
In the case of tbe DesMoices river lands,
at Fort Dodge, Ia., the company Wa-ines-ay
showed that it had more than com
prwd with the conditions of the grant.
Matters look very black for tbe settlers.
The record of IJoab'a voyage
kept la the archives.
They Jump on the McKinley
Bill with Energy.
GENERAL CUT IN DUTIES WANTED.
Nothing in the Bill Satisfactory to Them
The Room Republicans Canons oa
Silver and Co Home In a Tore-rp Con
dition raysoa and Connell Not Con
tent with the Anion Lack of Cash ia
the Peaaioa Fond Congressional Pro
ceeding Official Items.
Washington Citt, June 5. A- train
load of eastern importers dropped down
with a dull thud on tbe senate finance
committee yesterday and engaged tbe at
tention of that committee all day. Tbey
were armed with samples and statistics
and were on band to svk a whole lot of
changes in tbe direction of lower duties in
tbe McKinley bilL J. H. Constable, of the
firm of Arnold, Constable & Co., of New
York, led the assault and said that tbe
delegation included representatives of ev
ery large city in the country. He aaid tba
McKinley bill was constructed wholly m
the interests of manufacturers, and
against those of importers and consum
A Kick from a Silk Man.
Mr. Curtis, a silk dealer, objected to the
silk schedule, because, he said, it taxed
heaviest tbe good used by people of mod
erate means and gave tbe manufacturers
entire control of the market.
The ttm and pottery sellers were rep
resented by I. Straus, of New York, who
complained that fine china vast came in
under a very small duty, while cheap
goods were taxed S (4 percent. Ibe tax
was high enough now and home manufac
turer supplied HO ter cent, of the trade in
this country. He wanted raw materials
free and then he did not ask any duty on
the foreign article at alL
The Wool Men Represented.
Louis Windmuller protested against the
schedule on low grades of wool. He ar
gued that a decrease of tbe duty would
result in the use of American wools in
carpet making, which was not done cow.
Ernest Warner, a New lork importer,
said the proposed woolen schedule was
prohibitive, and entirely unwarranted.
besides being a hardship on the wearers of
woolen goods. The upholsterers were rep
resented and opposed the duty on plushes.
cotton velvets, etc., while Carlisle read
protest from the linen importers, who said
linens could not be manufactured in this
conn ry equal to Irish and other foreign
. There were protests against the hosiery
schedule, the window-glass, hardware,
lace, button, wood pulp, shawl, cement
and hop schedules, and arrangements were
made to rile additional protests in the
future. In fact, there to hardly a man
ufactured article in the bill that its sched
ule was not attacked, tbe duties being al
leged to be too hixh, and without tbe least
necessity or excuse.
ALL AT SEA ON SILVER.
A Kepubllean Caucus Adopts a Measure
That Binds Nobody.
WashingtonCity, June 5. Immediately
after the bouse adjourned yesterday after
noon the Republican members met to can
cus on the silver question. Conger of Iowa,
the chairman of the committee on coinage,
weights, and measures, opened the caucus
by stating that the silver question must be
settled as soon as possible. He wanted
bill to pass, and he hoped that a strong
Republican bill would be agreed upon and
pushed to a concl usion. After brief speeches
by several members, Buchanan of New Jer
sey submitted a resolution indorsing tbe
silver bill already agreed upon by the Re
Payson as a Bolter.
This brought Payson to bis feet. He
said that he would strenuously oppose the
caucus bill if it came into the house in its
present form. No vote wan taken on Bu
chanan's resolution, and after some dis
cussion the caucus turned it attention to
a bill which Dorey of Nebraska offered as
a substitute for the caucus bill. Tbe bill
provides for tbe deposit of bullion, tbe
product of the mines aud smelting fur
naces of the L'nited States, and for the is
sue or certilieates to the depositor cover
ing the full market value of the bullion
aepositsa. i nese rertincates, it is pro
vided, ure to be foil legal tender for all
public and private dues. All foreign
bullion smelted in tbe Lnited States is in
cluded within it provisions.
MrKlnlejr Offers a Compromise.
Dorsey's bill was not discussed directly,
ana after renms ot ivansas had made an
attack on the caucus bill, and others bad
discussed the various pending measures.
McKinley submitted a proposition in the
nature of a compromise. It container
several of the features of the Dorsey bill
but stated definitely the amount of silver
to lie coined monthly. This was placed at
4.S00.UOU ounces. It also provided that the
bullion certilieates should lie full legal
tender, and that when gold and silver
were at par free coinage should be inau
gurated. After a long discussion on McKinley's
proposed bill, during which several
amendments were offered and rejected,
the bill was adopted intact with one un
Tbe Resolutious Adopted.
The closing act of tbe convention was
the adoption of a series of resolutions de
claring that Lutherans were nor opposed
to the English language, not to compul
sory education, but objecting to the Ben
nett law because it "curtails civil and re
ligious liberty," gives school boards too
much power, compelling parochial and
other schools to be governed In certain
particulars by tbe said boards, and be
cause it "prescribes certain studies," and
tbe "medium of instruction therein." It is
declared that the state bas no right to in
terfere with private schools, and pledges
Lutherans to vote against any one, regard
less of parry, who supports the obnoxious
Tbe Senate Passes the Fortifications Bill
Auother Democrat Unseated.
Washington Citt, June 5. The senate
yesterday agreed to a resolution for an in
vestigation of the charges of nepotism,
etc., made by newspapers against the fish
commission. The chair announced aa a
committee on national university Ed
munds, Sherman, Ingalls, Blair, Dolph,
Harris, Butler, Gibson, and Bar
bour. Tbe rortincatton bill waa
amended by striking out the appro
priation for the v atervlelt arsenal,
New York, and substituting an appropria
tion of (285,000 for boring and turning
tatties, etc., at that wraenal. borne otuer
amendments were ;rreed to and the bill
was passed. In reply to Stewart's resoiu
tion alleging diversion of fun ds appro
priated for irrigation purposes, the inte
rior office sent in a communication saying
that there was no such diversion. A reso
lution authorizing tbe president to form
alliances with foreign countries for sup
pression of the liquor traffic waa intro
duced by Frye and referred. The senate
Tbe bouse agreed to the conference re
port on the amiy bill. Disagreement on
the pension bill waa reported and another
conference ordered. The difference is be
tween dependent and service pension.
Tbe Alabama contested election case of
Mclruffio vs. Turpin was then taken up
and McDuflie, the Republican, seated. He
then took the oath.- The house then ad
journed. Tbe Pension Fund Deficient.
Washington Crrr, June 5. It is stated
at tbe pension office that the deficiency in
the funds in the bands of the . different
pension agents, which bas resulted in the
announcement by the agent at Indianapo
lis that a large number of pensioners will
be compelled to wait until. July 1 for. the
payment of their pensions, bas been ca used
by the enormous number of alio wan ct re
cently made by the pension office. - Tba
pension office record for the present fiscal
year will be far ahead of any single liscal
year for many years.
New National Banks.
Washington Citt. June 5. The follow
ing named national banks have been au
thorized to commence business: First Na
tional bank of Haskell, Tex., capital $50,
300; First National bonk of Rico, Colo,
Demand the Bepeal of tbe Bennett Law
Ont and Out.
Milwaukee, Wis., June 5. A conven
tion of German Lutherans met yesterday
in the west side Turners' ball to take sucb
action as is within its power to bring a bout
a repeal of tbe Bennett school law. There
were 400 delegates present, and Cb ail man
Koerner, editor of The Germ an ia, pres idea.
A number of speeches, all bitterly de
nouncing the Bennett law, were made, and
when Rasmus B. Anderson aaid that "the
English language needs no protection;
that it is not an infant industry, but an
all-powerful giant, marching with sleep
ing tread and irresistible force throng tithe
country," the sentiment was received with
Refused ToRe Bonnd.
Before tbe vote was taken on the Mc
Kinley bill, several gentlemen asked the
chair if the caucus was intended to bind
those present. The chair stated th it it
was rather a conference than a caucus
and that no one would be bound by its
action. When McKinley's bill bad filially
been agreed to, a motion was made and
carried to make the action of the confer
ence binding on those present. Conn ill of
Nebraska immediately announced th at in
spite of the resolution be would not bold
himself bound by the action of the con
ference. At 6:55 an adjournment was had.
Connell says that Payson and others wht
voted against the redemption clause will
refuse to be bound by the action c f th
conference. This leaves the silver ques
tion still unsettled.
A FACETIOUS JAIL BREAKER.
He Gets Ont with a Wooden Kej and
Leaves the Sheriff His Compllmei ta.
ArcrSTA. Ga., June 5. Tattnall conn
ty's only prisoner, confined in jail at Iteida-
ville, unlocked the door Mcnday
night with a wooden key - and
walked cut. Ilisname is John Era
ser, a northern man who was arrested
charged with stealing the money of a man
with whom he was traveling. Erast r left
a letter addressed to the sheriff which bas
created much amusement. In it he says
that he is - in a hurry to get out of the
county and will not, therefore, arou-e the
sheriff from his sweat slumbers at mid
night to bid him good-bye. If be remained
in jail all summer bis muscles would get
soft, preventing him from doing a good
day's work. He thanks the sheriff fr be
ing kind to him and assures hiyi th it he
will return in October when court meets,
and stand trial, when he hopes to te ac
quitted. FOUR BRIDES IN
Daughter of New York City
Xew York. June 5. Miss Eva Hill
founders, daughter of Caster A. Saunders
and niece of the Confederate general, A.
P. Hill, was married yesterday afte -noon
to Porte Virgil Ransom, son of Surrogate
Ransom. Miss Emily Frances Thorn pson,
daughter of Joseph Thompson, of 236
West street, was married at ber fa .ber's
residence to Herbert Tebeau Griggs, of the
banking house of Kidder. Pea body ,fe Co.
The bridegroom is a grandson ot Jot n H.
Griggs, of Boston, and a nephew of Will
iam Fearing Gill. Miss Mabel Estelle
Curtis, daughter of Jeremiah Curtis, was
married to Frederick Allen. Miss Char
lotte Emily Clements, daughter cf tbe
late Nelson Clements, was married tc Her
bert E. Kinney.
THE FIENDISH APACHE.
lome More of His Deviltry Reported ia
Tctson, A. T., June5. Three Mexicans
have just come in, saying they were driven
Into the city by Indians who attacked
them nine miles from Tucson, near San
Miguel mine. They secreted theimelves
in the rocks and escaped. The Mexicans
brough word of the killing of a ma i, his
wife and two children by the Apache In
dians, thirty miles east of Tucson. The
settler's house was found burned to tbe
grond and the family riddled with bullets.
The ranch Is on the direct trail from the
San Carlos Indian reservation to the Rin-
His Lungs Were Flooded.
LocKPOirr.N. Y.,June5.ThomasI ligh
ten, aged 70, bad complained for some time
of a suffocating feeling, and bis breath
grew shorter every day. Physicians both
here and in Buffalo pronounced his disease
asthma. Dr. Giard was consulted, at d, in
testing the man's lungs, found wabr on
them. An incision in Brighton's back,
near the ri bs, was made, and a pun p in
serted. By means of this operation tbe
longs were relieved of an amount of water
filling four large bottles. Tbe patient was
greatly relieved, and the wound is heiling
The Iowa Indian stands.
Washington City, June 5. Secretary
Noble has received information from tht
Cherokee commission that tbe Iowa tribe
of Indians in the Indian territory have
consented to rede their lands in that terri
tory to the United States. The numlcr ot
acres is 228,000, and the price agreed upon
is abont 28 cents per acre. There are so ins
Iowa Indians living in Nebraska, and the
question is now being considered by the
attorney general as to whether tbe consent
of these Indians is necessary to a perfect
Two Cincinnati Boys Drowned.
Cincinnati, June 5. Harry and Charles
Bodeker, aged 14 and 8 years respectively,
sons of Henry Bodeker, restaurateur it 210
Main street, were drowned in tbe Ohio
river Tuesday night by the upsetting of a
skiff. They left the boat bouse at 4 p.m.
for the sand-bar to swim, and up to 11
o clock yesterday mornina? nau not re
turned. ' The upturned skiff and two hats,
wbich were identified as theirs, were f jund
floating in the river early yesterday morn
Want 'Em to Know the County.
Valparaiso, Ind., June 5. The town
ship trustees of Porter county will pub
lish a large wall map of the county, to be
placed in every public school room in the
county. They do not intend that th pu
pils shall know more about the geogra
phy of Ethiopia than . about their own
township and county.
The Amalgamated Association.
PlTTSBUKO, Pa., June 5. At yestert ay's
session of tbe Amalgamated association
convention President Weihe read his a
nual report. This report is never given
out for publication, but it shows the iisso-
ciation is in a very prosperous condi aon.
Among the communications read war one
from a local manufacturer asking a bear
ing before the wage committee. It was
decided not to bear individuals, but to
meet in conference a committee represent
ing all tbe manufacturers. Tbe scale was
given to tbe delegate-, who will discs ss it
and suggest changes, or adopt it as pre
His Heroic Deed Was His Undoirr;.
NEW Yoke, June 6. David Barrett,
tbe ex-convict who so heroically saved lit
tle Charlie O'Connor from drowning at
pier 87, East river, last Sunday, was Tues
day transferred from Essex market to tbe
Tombs. Barrett was wanted by tbe p ilice
for a burglary committed some moaths
ago. The newspapers told tbe story of bis
heroic deed, and thus gave the poli a
clew to bis whereabouts. , .
BR ADSHAW'S DOOM.
Nebraska Town Cycloned
Out of Existence
THE PATH OF THE E0TABY TEEE0B
Harked by Devastation and Strewn with
Dead and Wounded Raging Elements
Bring; Rain to Many Localities The
Fatality List a Lare One Westers
Iowa Afflicted with Too Much Rain
Many Bridges Washed Away and Heavy
Damages to Farms The Dally Disaster
Lincoln, Xeb., June 5. Parties return
ing from the scene of the tornado in
Bradshaw, York county, last evening con
firm the worst reports of the destruction
by the storm of Tuesday night. The
storm struck the town at 8:39 Tuesday
evening, coming from tbe southwest. It
struck fairly and left not a single build
Ing in the business part. All are a total
wreck and the principal street is filled
with the ruins. A few houses were left
in the extreme western part of tba village,
but they are without window skad doors
and their contents were scattered broad
cast over the prairie.
Rlew a Car "inc Miles.
The depot building was completely
wrecked and all cars standing on the track
blew away except one, loaded with stock.
which was blown, without leaving tbe
track, to York, a distance of nine miles.
This gave tbe alarm to the people of York,
who sent a messenger, who at midnight
returned with the news of the disaster. A
relief party was at once sent out A Rus
sian settlement near the town was wrecked
and it is reported that nine were killed
outright. Physicians who left Lincoln on
a relief train report ten dead at Bradshaw
and that eight are mortally wounded and
about twenty injured.
Report of the Dead and Wounded.
The killed are: John Miller, child of J.
Bromsey. wife and child of Isaac Penner,
child of Mr. Chapin. two members of Mr.
Shaw's family, wife and child of Mr.
Minke. also his hired man. Injured: Dr.
O. M. Moore, Mrs. Alex Miller, Lulu Mil
ler, Carrie Miller, Mr. and Mrs. John Bab
cock, Mr. and Mrs. John Bromsey, Isaac
Penner, Mrs. Chapin, four members of the
Cutshaw family, Mr. Hehar, Miss Nellie
Dorsey, Mr. and Mrs. Williamson, Profes
sor McDerrnott, Thomas Ross, Mrs. Wig
gins, R. D. Logan, wife, and two children,
Tyler Colby, and many others.
A Miracle That So Few Were Killed.
The cyclone was accompanied by a
deluge of rain and a stuuning fusillade of
haiL Considering the complete destruc
tion of the town it seems miraculous that
so few lives were lost aud that so few peo
ple were injured. The prairie around U
strewn with dead bogs and stock. Gover
nor Thayer has ordered the l ork militia
to the scene and also sent sixty army tents
and other supplies for the sufferers.
WESTERN IOWA AGAIN DELUGED.
A Ureal Number of Houses Carried Awav,
but No Lives Lost.
Dfs Moines, Ia., June 5. Western Iowa
was again deluged with heavy rains Tues
day night Great damage was done in the
towns of L'nderwood, Neola, Persia and
Weston in Pottawattamie county. Yes
terday morning Mosquito creek, that flows
through these towns, overflowed its bauks
and all the country in tbe vicinity was
flooded. At Underwood about thirty rea
idences in the low lands were carried away
by the water, five miles of the Milwaukee
track was washed away and part of the
town is now under fifteen feet of water.
o lives were lost, wit tnere were mr.ny
narrow escapes. At w eston tbe same
creek flooded tbe city to a depth of five
feet. Thirteen houses were wrecked and
fifty more or less damaged. There was no
loss of life.
The Farmers Heavy Sufferers.
At Persia the torrent overspread the
town to the depth of five feet, wrecked
four houses and caused much other dam
age. The storm about Adair was the
worst ever kuown and much damage waa
done to crops and much stock lost by
drowning. One farmer lost sixty head of
hogs by drowning and his barn, corn crib.
hay stacks and fences were floated away,
besitlps three feet of water in his residence.
Bridges and culverts on railroads and
highways are washed out and corn fields
badly washed out So far as learned no
human lives were lost. John Cook, living
east of Casey, lost a f-J.O) stallion by the
flood and came near losing his own life.
STEAMER WRECKED AND SUNK.
Destructive Wind and Rain at Pierre, S.
It. Kverythins; Deluged.
Piekke, S. D., June 5. Yesterday the
handsome new pleasure steamboat Lady
Pierre was blown from ber moorings on
the bank by a high wind and ont into the
Missouri river, and was wrecked and sunk,
the waves rolling so high that rescue was
impossible. It was the finest boat on tbe
river, and attempts wis! lie made to
The Country Vnder Water.
Two sections of tbe draw in the pontoon
bridge were also blown out and lost in the
rtver by tbe gale. Tbe country is deluged
with rain, streams impassable, bridges
washed out, and tbe rainstorm continues
with unabated fury. The Missouri river
is higher than for six years. The bridg
will be replaced at once.
Sf ORMS AT OTHER POINTS.
A Great Amount of Ruin and Some Loss
Chester, la., June 5. A cyclone passed
near this place yesterday afternoon. A
school bouse three miles south was struck
by the storm, and completely demolished.
The teacher, Miss Mary Smith, was badly
injured and one pupil fatally injured. Miss
Smith may possibly recover. Several farm
bouses and numerous outbuildings were
blown away. The number of people in
jured is estimated at twenty.
Cloudburst at Zumbrota.
Zcmbkota, Minn., June 5. A terrific
cloudburst occured here yesterday ac
companied by an electrical storm, which
caused considerable damage and probably
loss of life. Tbe flood raised the small
stream which passes through this town ao
rapidly that in thirty minutes it waa a
raging torrent, and the population were
compelled to desert everything and
flee for their lives to the high
ground. Tbe Urge barn of the Zumbrota
hotel was swept away, with over twenty
horses and vehicles, and lodged against a
raila-oad bridge below. Graver's livery
barn was swept away, but only six horses
were drowned. Tbe large residence of W.
L. Xye was carried off, and tbe family res-
sued with great difficulty. Several smaller
houses, after abandonment, were borne
whirling away, but no loss of life in tbe
town was reported.
Killed Man and Wife.
Aloona, Ia.; June 5. During tbe rain
storm that occurred here yesterday a cy
clone is reported to have struck Re n wick,
a town on tbe Chicago and Northwestern
railroad, south ot here, demoliahing sev
eral buildings and blowing away tbe rail
road bridge across the Boone river. Trains
are all delayed. A farmer and bis wife
were killed two miles east of town.
Fatal Foundry Explosion.
PinsBCBO, Pa., June 5. Yesterday aft
ernoon a converting vessel at the Alle
gheny Bessemer Steel works waa npset
and the outpouring metal exploded by
coming in contact with tbe wet bottom of
the pit. Four men working near were
burned, one, George Bales, fatally; an
other, Thomas Holland, probably fatally.
and two, John Sagoia and Martin Peters,
aeriously Injured. ,
The Democrats Put Men Up for
KO OPPOSITTOJT TO GE3T. PALMER.
Cnanimously Named for Cnited States
senator Chicago's Man for State
Treasurer Badly Beaten and Wilson
Nominated What the Platform Says of
the School Question, and on Other Is
sue The New Central Committee.
Springfield, Ills., June 5. Delos P.
Phelps called the Democratic state con
vention to order yesterday, and Rev. F. W.
Taylor, of Springfield, prayed that the
convention might select good men for its
candidates. Phelps with a few introduc
tory remarks read a letter from ex-President
Grover Cleveland, expressing regret
that be could not accept the invitation of
the Illinois Democratic committee to at
tend their state convention, because he
was going away on a long vacation for the
summer. Tbe ex-president gave expression
to bis well-known views on tariff reform,
and gave the convention godspeed. The
reading was received with cheer.
The Temporary Chairman.
Joseph H. Mann, of Danville, was in
troduced as the selection of tbe state cen
tral committee for temporary chairman.
His remark that the Democratic party
believes that nobody bas the right to in
terfere with the control of the education
yt children was received with rapturous
applause. Mann denounced the Republi
can state administration and all previous
state administrations for using state ap
pointments as political rewards for yeo
man service. His arraignment of the Re
publican party in general consisted of the
characterization of it as the party that
stole the presidency in 1976 and bought it
in 114. His view of the purpose of the
convention was that it was for the pur-
t pose of ratifying the selection cf Palmer
as tbe standard bearer.
Afterthe usual committees had been ap
pointed a recess was taken, aad upon re
assembling the tempera ry organization
was made permanent, James McNamara
being selected for secretary. There was a
fight over the nnit rule, but it was finally
carried that members of delegations be
permitted to vote their preferences. The
Fitzgerald men opposed this. Candidates
were then nominated and the fi?ht of the
convention was on between Fitzgerald
and Wilson for sta'.e treasurer. One vote,
however, settled it, the ballot standing:
Wilson, 4W; Fitzgerald, 25H; Webber, T9.
the nomination was made unanimous.
the remainder of the hcket was son
nominated and is as follows: Superin
tendent of public instruction, Henry
Raab: trustees of the State university, M.
W. Graham, E. K. Kimbrough, J. 11,
rainier Nominated The Platform.
Then a resolution was read nominating
John M. Palmer for I nited States sena
tor. The approbation of this was unan
imous and vociferous, and later the g-n
eral was introduced and made a speech
which was loudly applauded all through.
Tbe resolutions declare that the tariff is
a tax; demand reform thereof; denounce
the political action of the Republicans,
both in state and nation; demand the
abolishment of truck stores at coal mines.
a law regulating weighing coal and screen
ing ana favor trie eiuht-bour dav; fav.r
the election of l'nited Stat senators by
direct vote of the people, the AuMi.iliu
ballot and removal of unnecessary nstric
tiona on silver coinage; deuouuee the
school book trust.
The Compulsory School Law.
The utterance on the compulsory school
law declares that the present law, wherein
it impairs the inalienable right of parents
to direct and control the education of their
children, should be amended; that parents
shall have the right to send their children
to such school as thev see fit, aud only
parents who neglect their duty shall be
interfered with, and opposes '"unnecessary
interference" with those who are educat
ing their children according to the best of
their abilit v.
After Palmer's speech the convention
Mate Central Committee.
Previous to the meeting of the conven
tion the delegates of each district selected
the following state central committee:
First district, Thomas McFane; Second,
James Mahoney; Third. A. F. Mahoncy;
Fourth, Fred I). Greshciruer all of Cook
county: Fifth. Denis J. Hogan. Kane;
Sixth, W. A. Wright, Stephenson; Seventh,
C. C. Johnson, Whiteside: Eighth, P. a
Haley, Will; Ninth. Mike Cleary. Living
ston; Tenth. S. Y. Thornton. Fulton: Elev
enth, J. W. Patter, Rock Island; Twelfth,
W. H. Hineychier, Adams: Thirteenth, J.
D. Wright, Menard; Fourteenth, .1. H.
Snider, lgan; Fifteen! h, W. B. Brenton.
Douglass; S xteenlh, John Landrigan, Ed
wards; Seventeenth, J. W. Lumpkins, Ma
coupin; Eighteenth, Timothy Gruitz. Mad
ison; Nineteenth, alter Watson, Mount
Vernon; Twentieth, Ralph E. Sprigg, Ran
dolph. Went to Kee the Coventor.
Judge Prendervat beaded a delegation
from Chicago which called ou the gov
ernor, and presented resolutions asking
that he include in the call for a special
session of the legislature provision for
amending the compulsory educational
law, etc The governor agreed with the
delegation that the compulsory law should
be amended, but said be bad not decided
to call a special session. He promised if
he does not call one to give due considera
tion to tbe compulsory education matter.
Poisoned by Milk.
Waterloo, Ia., June 5. A number of
families in this city have been taken sud
denly very Bick with symptoms of poison
ing, followed rapidly by stupor. There
have been no fatal cases, although in sev
eral instances death bas been barely
averted. Physicians ascribe the sickness
to the newly discovered poison arising
from decomposed milk.
Horrible Atrocities of th Arnauta.
Belgrade, June 5. A bloody fight be
tween Arnauts and Servians has taken
place on the Servian frontier. The Otto
man and Servian governments bave tele
graphed orders for an inquiry into the af
fair. The government ia informed that
the Arnauts killed fifteen and wounded
thirty-five Christians, robbed the dead
and vided the women.
Montgomery, Ala., June 5. The Re
publicans have concluded to nominate a
state ticket as follows: For governor. No
ble Smithson; secretary of state, W. H.
Vernon: auditor, E. T. Jennings; treas
urer, T. D. Booth; superintendent of edu
cation. Amos Towle; attorney general,
John T. Eztel.
Another Civil Rights Case.
Xew York, June 6. T. Thomas Fort
one, the' well-known colored editor, was
refused a glass of beer in Trainor's saloon,
and becoming noisy, was ejected and ar
rested. He furnished bail, and says be
will sue Trainor under the civil rights act.
Trainor claima that the refusal to sell a
drink to Fortune waa due to the fact that
the man waa intoxicated, and bad no ref
erence to bis color.
A Negro Conference tn Kir union.
MonoNK, X. Y., June 5. The negro con
ference was opened here yesterday morn
ing with a large number of distinguished
men from all parts of the country present,
Tbe gathering is tbe first of its kind, and
waa called to consider the questions of
Christianizing and educating the colored
On Hundred Head of Cattle Killed.
Fori Dodge, Ia., June 5. The fast
stock train on tbe Illinois Central railroad
was completely wrecked yesterday by a
washout near Ackley. More than 100 bead
2"J-tla were killed. Tbe train me u ea
OF THE SPRING1 SEASON, 1890
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
AT POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt, Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA-
Scores on the liiamond.
Chicago. June 5. The scores at base
ball yesterday were as follows: Ixi;ue:
At N'ew York Xew Yoik 4. Brooklyn 1;
batteries Rump and Buckler. Terrr aud
Clarke. At Philadelphia Philadelphia
7, Boston 0, batteries Uetzein and Ben
nett, Yit-kery and Clement. At Cleve
land Cleveland 3. Cincinnati 1; batteries
Be.itin and Zimmer.Duryea and Keonan.
At Pittshurjf Pittshnrx 1, Chicaco 5; bat
teries Gibson and Kittredce, Baker and
Brotherhood: At Xew York Xew York
i. Boston 4; batteries Keefe and Ewine,
Madden and Gnmert and Murphy. At
Philadelphia Philadelphia 11, Brooklyn
12; hattories Cunningham and Cnss, Yan
Haltren and Cook. At Buffalo Buffalo 7,
Pi t.-btvnt 4: lt lories Keefe and Mack,
Maul and Carroll. At Chicaeo Chirac
4. Cleveland 1; lotteries li.ir-.Um and
Doyle. Bakely and SutcliiTe,
ytrn: At Kansas City Des Moines
5. Kautits City 4; at Omaha Minneapolis
rt, Omaha 3.
Chicago. June 4.
FnllAvinc n the nnntAt inn tk.
of trade tr-l-. Wheat Xj. t June, opened
I'-taC cinsea ic: JU jr, opened wr-fce, closed
iec; September, op ned WCc closed Sc.
Ciiu-Xo. 2 June. o nod and clo-ed
July, opened an I t.ed September,
opened Xc, rlnxed 3.t,c. Osts-No. 3 June,
opened STc, closed ffojc; July, opened 2? -,
clied T.lc: S-pteiuher, opened :4V. rinsed
3e. Pork July, opened and r l.iscd 1 il-0,
.September, oi-n"J aud closed i!:Lla I,rd
July, opened J5 Hi eli-.l Siv:s; S,-i tember.
opened 40.15, closed fd.it.
Live stock I'nion t-t -k )anU prices were
quoted as follows: Hoc-Mark-1 oiened
active but w,ak. with pri eg lUj.r Wen
liELt grades, JS.70j3t much lacking. (366
t4-7U; mixed lots. i3.7.ir&.i.t& heavy lack
ing and shipping lots, $-X7.!t '.MX
Produce: Rotter-Finest creameries,
per lb: Guest dsiric. Iift-lle; packing,
stock, lXiC- Kc Strictly feesh. liW'v
per doz. fouliry Chickens, 8i-,c fer lb.;
turkeys. 7c: ducks. H4t:c: Keee il.i.tViJ per
doe. I otatoea On track common and mixed,
iflA"ic er bo; r"ecrle . uj.: ; Hurbanks,
SU&i": eweet (otatoes, H.5i (-175 per bbL
Apples $4. UB-V.01I per bbL btraw berries '.5c
Xew York, Jane 4.
WVeat Xo. S red winter, UTtjc ra-h;
do July, Kifrc: do Aogust. WJc; do Septem
ber. Hoc Corn Xo. 2 mixed. 4HtHc
cash: do Jane, 4Kc; do July, 4116c. Oats
Quiet but tteadr; So. t mixed, iSAc
cash; do June. .Sic; do Ja'y. ;t.nc. Rye
and barley-Nominal. Pork-Dull; rues,
113.7311.6. Lard-Stea-ty: July, Jo.22- Au
gust, t.l; September, f t.
Live SUick: tattle -Market ruled about
stea ly at former prices; steers. $4.auiS H
.; buds and dry ow, HM&iH. Sheep
and Lambs Market ruled dull and slow for
both febeep and lamb; ahe p. H5 6 y
10 1 t; Iambi, 7 . Hogs Market firm; live
fcoga, 4.at.4.4U V 100 ts.
Hay rpUod prairie. f 5&3H 00
By Ttuvauiy 7Jtti4 .S0.
Hay WUtt, flO 0-).
Cord WooeM ft (4.(0.
This powder never vsrle. AnarreloT pnritT
traugUi and waoleaoauseaa. Mora ecoaomka
than the ordinary kiwis, and cudoc be sold la
compeuttoa wtia Ote maltitede of low test, abort
weitfiit alom or pr pboephat powders . SoldomJ.
foMM. Hotai. B-aiaa Powdbk Coloa WaS
BC N. Y.
-THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
scuuul BOOKS AND SCOOOL SUPPLIES-
I C OOCA!1 I?irimolf!i!00 ln ,h i-r'". made from pure cr.
I laic HI" III I :;1dtflTrim',,-,he,pu,a
IWW WlikHllril r.icsus",M;te,.10n "PK
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
ARCADE CIGAR STORE,
1808 SECOND AVE.,
Domestic, Key West
tSBoi Trade a speciall y.
CITY PAINT SHOP.
DRUCKI:iI,I,ER & CO..
Painting, Graining, Paper Hanging and Kalaomining.
Lll work warranted and done to order on fhort notice
Shop No. 310 Seventeenth
Second Hand Goods
Th. hlghe. Price paid for food, of anr kiadj
Um opened bis New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue
where be would be pleased to see bis friends. '
arUV; -a.,,- us
Proprietor of Brady Street
All kinds of rTT pmvirna v .
GREENHOUSES : "7
; nresti. iow, pa teh poet, iowa-
F- TO. HQRLITZEAt
No. 229 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider's grocerj, Rock Tslan l.
for fine fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Hade la tba latest style. Also repairing dons with aaataaa aad dispatch.
A - enue, Dealer in
Cigars and Toys,
AVE, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
and Imported Cigars.
street, bet. 3d and 4th
ln Xew and
Win trade, eU or ba, Brthi.
No. 1U Second A-enue.