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THE ROOK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, JUNE 9, 1890.
Published Dally and Weekly at 'lflM Second Are
nas, Rock Inland. 111.
J. W. Potter, - Publisher.
Tama Dally, 60c per month; Weekly, $3.00
All communications ot a critical or arframenta
tire character, political or religion, mnot have
real name afached for publication No each arti
ticlea will be printed over flctitiona .lenatnrea.
Anonymoan communication, not noticed.
Oorrenpnndence solicited from erery township
t n Kock 1 aland county.
Monday. Jcxk 9. 18JK).
Two cents a name is the pay received
by the census enumerators, except in the
case of soldiers or soldiers' widows,
where they receive five cents in each
Tbr coldest region in the United States
is the stretch of country on the northwest
border from the Minnesota lakes to the
western line of Dakota. At Pembina
tbe lowest temperature recorded was fif -ty-tix
degrees below zero, and this was
reached in the winter of 1873.
A Finland paper mentions a curious
stone in the northern part of that country
which serves the people instead of a ba
rometer. The stone, which the call "III
makiur," turns black, or blackish erty
when foul weather 1s approaching; fine
weather has the effect of turning it al
Thk Rock Isiand county democratic
convention adopted a resolution favoring
Ben T. Cable for congress and asking
their delegates to work for his nomina
tion. Aledo Democrat.
You are mistaken, Bro. Eames. The
delegates were not asked to work to Mr.
Cable's nomination. They were simply
requested to ask for his unanimous nom
inalion. Mr. Cable nor his friends have
made no effort in any part of the district
to secure the congressional nomination
but there is a general and very strong de
sire throughout the district to have him
make the race.
There is a very common impression
among the American people, especially
those who disdain to bother themselves
with the tiresome details of congressional
action and public fioance, that the U. S.
treasuries are tilled with inexhaustible
loads of gold and silver, and that the
problem of "raising the surplus" is the
great urgency of the times. All manner
of schemes have been suggested to this
end, and by those who Bbould know bet
ter. A few billions for sea-coast de
tenses, and with a neat fortune for every
soldier, and a good farm, modestly
stocked, for evt ry poor man, it is thought
would somewhat relieve this bungling
state of affairs. But where is all this
money coming from? Tbe lust slate
ment from the treasury showed the
amount of valuable cash on hand
be about 35.000,000. Senator Gorham
a member of the appropriation commit
tee, stated before the senate that the
pension payments from 1891 for several
years will amount to f 2)0.000,000,
and nobody contradicted him. The
new tariff bill is said to reduce the
public revenues about $71,000,000. This
will 1-ave for all public purposes, except
pensions, about $130,000,000 of the an
nual revenue, and which is also about
the size of tbe deficit that will be found
io the treasury at tbe end of the nex
fiscal year if the bills calling for er pen
ditures which have passed one house and
and are like! to pass the other, are per
fected. Besides the importers are organ
izing and are determined to cut down tbe
rates on every article on the tariff sched
Late Mewa by Wire.
THE CHICAGO ELECTION FRACDS.
Chicago, June 9. The trial of Alder
man McAbee with Corcoran and Gilbert
for election frauds was commenced this
morning before Judije Baker. nan;
work is expected in getti ng a jury.
Carlisle's successor in the itocbe.
Cabrolton, Ky., June 9. Two thou
sand people are here attending the cons
vention to nominate Carlisle's successor
in congress. So far it is Berry against
the field, with chances in favor of Berry.
The huiiiImt of irnmitrrants landed at
New York Sunday was 1.5S8.
Dill Lecher won the St. Louis Derby
Saturday in '1A. Distance, miles.
The prospective bride of Editor O'Brien,
who wnsaJewess, has lifeii received into the
Roni:in Catholic church.
The Icvana County National bank, Ilal
lettsville, Tex., has len authorized to
commence business.' Capital, ttiO.ftui).
This week i commencement week at
West Point military academy. The exer
cises will close with the farewell hop on
The Scotch cutter Minerva, now owned
in this country, was beaten Saturday by
the American cutter Liris, which carries
600 square feet more canvas on the same
In a collision Saturday on the South
Atlantic and Ohio railway west of Na
tural Tunnel, Va., Jeff Price was injured
probably fatally and five others were se
The Western Union Deef company was
incorporated Saturday at Denver, with
(15,0uo,flou capital. It is a consolidation of
all stock interests in. Colorado, Wyoming,
New Mexico, and Texas.
Leigh R. Watts, of Portsmouth, Va.,was
elected supreme regent Saturday at the
supreme council meeting of the Royal
Arcanum, at Milwaukee, and W. O. Rob
son, of Boston, supreme secretary.
Philadelphia friends of the President
and Mrs. Harrison have subcriled money
and purchased Postmaster General Waua
muker's cottage at Cape May Point and
presented it to Mrs. Harrison.
The Atchison Champion has come out
against the re-election of John J. Id galls
to the United States senate.
W. M. Palmer, doing business at La
Crosse, v is., under the name of Palmer &
Co., loan and real estate broker, has been
arrested for swindling by the United
At the Roman Catholic church of the
Iloly Family, Chicago, Sunday, Arch
bishop Feenan confirmed but) children.
' Charles Frasier, a Baloon employe at
Baltimore, was instantly killed by com
ing in contact with an electric light wire
In the saloon cellar Saturday.
Bucoda, Wash., was visited by a fire Sat
urday, which destroyed 3,000,000 feet of
lumber and a number of bouses. Loss,
$135,000; insurance, $10,000.
Mrs. Susan Wahlen, 60 years old, a real
dent of Thompson Stat ion, Mo.has myster
iously disappeared. She had Just fallen
iieir to a fortune, and went alone to secure
It. She was last seen at the Union rail
Way station, St. Louis.
Lotteries are popular in New Orleans.
At an election Saturday to fill a vacancy
in tne legislature the lottery ticket carried
theday two to one. ,
HALE GOT TIIEDI10P
Eugene Cowles, of Cleveland,
Shot in the Neck.
THE SEQUEL OF A MARITAL MISriT.
Sensationnl Affair Iurlnc Carriage
Drive In Montreal Cowles Attempts to
Ir w a Itevolver to Shoot HI Wife,
Bat Hale Is Too Vigilant The Wound
Mot Necessarily Fatal Infidelity of the
Wonnded Man and Ntru Rifle for the
Daaghtei of the Fair.
Montreal, June 9. Yesterday after
noon at 4 o clock a tragedy was enacted
on St. Catherine street that lias thrown
the city into great excitement. The street
was crowded with pedestrians, as usual
at that hour. They were suddenly star
tled by a flash, and heard a, pistol shot and
a woman scream. A two horse carriage,
from which the shot was fired, was brought
to a standstill, and a lady alighted. In it
were still two men, the one with a smok
ing revolver in his hand, the other un
conscious, and his blmsl streaming into
the rugs of the carriage. The wounded
man was Eugene 11. Cowles, of Cleveland,
son of the late Kdwin S. Cowles, of The
Cleveland Ix-ader. His assailant was C.
II. Hale, of the same city, and the woman
was Cowles' wife and Hale's sister.
The Natnrp of the Wound.
A few hurried words were exchanged
when Mr. Hale ordered the cabman to pro
ceed to the general hospital. Mrs. Cowles
re-entered the carriage and accompanied
the party to the hospital. Dr. Kirkpat-
rick, the medical superintendent at the
hospital, had the wounded man conveyed
to a private ward, where a close examina
tion was made. The physician announces
that there is no immediate danger. The
ball entered the right side of the neck, and
after piercing the right jawbone emerged
through the cheek of the opposite side.
Mr. Hale surrendered himself to the police
and was locked up. Among those at Mr.
Cowles' bedside are Mrs. Cowles; Mrs. Bol
ton, her sister-in-law. Judge J. K. Inger
soil, of Cleveland, who will act as Mrs,
Cowles' legal adviser, and R. D. M (.'Gib
bon, Q. C, of Montreal.
Hale Makes a Statement.
Mr. Hale makes the statement that the
trouble between Cowles and his wife was
caused by Cowles making two trips to
Europe with a woman known as King or
llson and who is now at a hotel here,
having come from Buffalo last Monday.
Mrs. Cowles had applied for a divorce on
the ground of adultery. Cowles admitted
his guilt, but declared that his wife had
condoned the offense. Mrs. Cowles, how
ever, had in her possession a letter in
which he admitted the facts on which she
based her application. After the parties
all arrived here a consultation was had
and Cowles promised to meet his wife and
arrange a settlement of their affairs.
Yesterday's meeting and tragedy ensued.
Cowles Murtlerons Purpose.
Cowles wished the interview with his
wife to be private, but Hale refused, and
accompanied them in a short ilrive in the
park. The interview was in progress
when Cowles made a movement as if to
draw a revolver, when Hale anticipated
him, with the result as stated. Cowles'
little daughter Florence, whom it is al
leged he abducted from her home in Cleve
land, was placed by Cowles in the Acad
emy of the Sacred Heart in Montreal. An
order was procured from Judge Dnges to
produce the child, but theyTefused. The
court will issue an ofticial mandamus,
when a guardian will be appointed. Much
sympathy is expressed for Mr. Hale and
Mrs. Cowles. as it is believed that Cowles
iutended killing both his wife and child.
unless prevented by her brother.
Another Account of the Shunting.
Another account of what occurred in
the carriage says that Cowles had prom
ised to take bis wife to the convent to see
the child. When the carriage neared the
convent Cowles turned to his wife and ex
claimed: 'Yon are now within sight of
Florrie. Agree to give up half of "the
estate or I will shoot yon." At the same
time he drew a pistol and pointed it at his
wife's head. Like a flash her brother, who
was sitting beside his sister, drew a re
volver, and pointing it at Cowles, fired.
THE ABDUCTION OF FLORENCE.
Farts About the A Hair Telegraphed from
CLEVELAND, O., June 9. Eugene Cowles,
whose shooting at Montreal is announced
is the eldest son of Edwiu Cowles, founder
of The leader, and was intended by his
father to lie his successor on the paiier.
But he developed no journalistic ability,
and instead went into mining pursuits.
He is consumptive, and cannot live in this
country except during the warm months.
His doctors do not give him more than a
few years to live under the most favorable
circumstances. When he and his wife
separated under proceedings for divorce
brought by Mrs. Cowles, the court gave
him the privilege of seeing his daughter
Florence whenever he was in town, the
privilege to be enjoyed at the residence of
Mrs. Chase, with whom the mother of
The Tonnt; Man's Inflilvlity.
Ten years ago Cowles was married to
Miss Alice Hale, daughter of K. B. Hale, a
banker of Cleveland. For five years all
went well, when Cowles began to alsent
himself from home, alleging that busi
ness called him to Look port, N. Y. His
business was to see a young woman named
Wilson. Editor Cowles, Eugene's father,
suspected something wrong, and told his
daughter-in-law to tell him if she had any
trouble. One day Eugene went home and
stated that he had to go east on business.
He unknowingly dropped a telegram
which his wife read. It was from Miss
Wilson. Mrs. Cowles sent a detective to
watch him, and her suspicions were fully
Didn't Keep His Word.
She then told her father-in-law. and he
told her that he washed his hands of Eu
gene to do what she pleased. It should
be stated that Eugene had promised in
writing previously that he would be true
to his wife, and this violation of his word
of honor cut his father to the heart. When
he made his will he allowed each of his
sons an income of $5,000 per year, but pro
vided that Eugene should give his wife and
child 13,01)0 of his income. It was to force
his wife to let him have possession of the
whole $5,000 that he stole the child Flor
ence. Carried Her Oft at Pistol's Point,
Mr. Cowles came to this city from Lock
port on Thursday of last week and re
remained until Monday. Monday after
noon he sent for Florence, and, after talk
ing with her a little while, invited her to
go to the station with him to see him off.
There was something in his manner that
aroused the suspicion of Mrs. Chase, his
sister, and she insisted on accompanying
them. At the station he informed Mrs.
Chase of his intention to take Florence
with him. She earnestly protested and
even resisted him, A scene occurred which
attracted a crowd, but Mr. Cowles threat
ened to shoot anybody who interfered aud
got the child aboard the train just as it
started east. Mrs. Chase gave the alarm.
and within two hours sheriff's oflicers had
started in pursuit, but were unable to
catch him in this country.
THE BOUNDING BASE BALL.
Gossip About tbe Usmi The Weekly
Record and the Scores.
Chicago, June 9. During last week
there was nothing startling in the base
ball field. The League and Brotherhood
kept their engagements, except where the
clerk of the weather pnt in his veto, and
on Saturday some of the postponed games
were played. There is talk at Pittsburg
that the League manager has determined
to make the admission to games free in or
der to knock out the Brotherhood. Dux
ing the week the disparity in attendance at
the games of the two, big competitors genr
erally continued, the lirothcrbooa siiomng
the moat turns of the stile. On Saturday
this disparity was very marked, the ljeague
playing to 11,193 people and tho Brother
hood to li,70.
How the Clubs Stand.
The relative positions of the cli.bs are
Broth'hood. won. lost, p.cl Lesmia won. tost, p.e
New York., it
.SI 4! Brooklyn...
.4 7:ilNew York..
.4 VT Boston
American won. lost, p.cl Western won. lost, p.c
A Oilello '-' 11 .7i Mlnne polls 23 1) .r.;
Rochester.. 2S lrt .S;l)envr.. .. 17 14 .MS
IxmtsYille.. 20 17 .Mo Milwaukee. IS IS ,SI5
St. l.onl .. 21 IS ..Vj IHvt Monies do 17 .MO
Columbus.. 17 a .4 .! Ion x rity.. IS 10 .ft-29
Toledo lrt -J .444 Ksnm8City 15 16 .4ms
Syrwuxe... 1 2 .4o;Oiunhs 14 2:1 .7S
Brooklyn... 11 as .wi;.S.i. 1'sul IO 20 .333
Scores of the Clubs.
Following are scores made by bie-ball
aggregations Saturday and Sunday:
league: At New York Xew York, 0;
Bostton, J; batteries Kusie and Buckley,
Getzein and Ganzell. At Philadelphia
(first game) Brooklyn, 4; Philadelphia, 3;
batteries Terry and Clark, Gleaion and
Clements; second game Brooklyn, 1:
Philadelphia, 4; batteries Fouts and
Clark, McFetridge and Clemet ts. At
Cleveland (first game) Cleveland, 3; Chi
cago, 5: batteries Wadsworth atd Zim
mers, Hutchison and Kittredtfe; second
game Cleveland, 9; Chicago, 1; batteries
Beatin and Zimmers, Coughlin and
Kittretlge. At Cincinnati Pittsl urg, S;
Cincinnati, 0; batteries Baker and Mer
ger, Duryea and Keenan.
Brotherhood: At Xew Yort New
York 8, Brooklyn 4; batteries Kefe and
anghn, an Haltren, Daly and K inslow.
At Philadelphia (first game) Philadel
phia 6, Boston 5; batteries Buffin on and
Cross, Kilroy and Murphy; (second game)
Philadelphia 10, Boston 12; batteries
Sanders and Milliean, KadlwMirne and
Swett. At Cleveland-Cleveland 11, Buf
falo 5, batteries O'Brien aud Sitcliffe,
Baldwin and Halligan. At Cl.icaxo
Chicago 13, Pitbburg 15; batterirs Bar
ston, Farrell and Dwyer; Maul, Galvin
and Carroll. 1
League: At Omaha Milwaukee, 10;
Omaha, 1. At Denver Minneajtolis, 4;
Denver, 5. At Kansas City St. Paul, 6;
Kansas City, 11. At Sioux C ty Des
Moines, 3; Sioux City, 1. (Sunday) At
Sioux City IVs Moines, 7; Sioux City, 4.
At Kansas City St. Paul, 6; Kansas City,
10. At Denver Minneapolis,?; Denver, 6.
At Omaha Milwaukee, 8; Omaha, 1.
Keating the Hike Record.
Chicago, June 9. At the F.x position
building Saturday a bicycle tournament
took place which was distinguished for
a broken record. At 2:55 p. m. n ne men
stated on a 100-mile race. Before SO miles
had In-en covered five of them had suc
cuuilied to the pace, principally owing to
"headers." Yan Sicklen droppec out at
the end of the sixty-ninth mile sick and
Peabody, Yan Wagoner and Spooner had
the race to themselves, altera iting in
lend until the last mile, when Spooner
went forward and stayed there, winning
bya foot in front of Yan Wagoner. Just
before reaching the end Peaborty took a
header, which, after, turning him a som
ersault, shot him across the lit e a good
third. Time of winner, 5 hours, 30 min
utes, 53 3 5 seconds; best former time, 5
hous, 4!l minutes, 50 seconds.
Lady Itase rtllits In Quo. I.
Danville, 111., June 9 The Ladles'"
Base Ball club, composed of women from
Chicago and Cincinnati, defeated tbe Dan
ville Browns yesterday by a scon of 23 to
12, to an attendance of 2,(i0. Iist even
ing State's Attorney Blackburn s.vore out
a warrant for their arrest for nn lawfully
disturbing the peace and good or er of st
ciety. Officer Patterson arrested them as
they were leaving town in carr.ages for
AMBUSHED BY CHEYENNES.
Particulars of the Murder of Ktinchman
Ferguson Quiet at Keshei a.
Miles Citt, Mont., June 9. The fol
lowing particulars of the recent at tempted
massacre by northern Cheyet.nes are
brought here by Frank Carson, a settler
on the border of the Tongue river reserva
tion. One night not long a to about
twenty Indians stole 3,ini0 or 4,001 pounds
of beef from James S. Ferguson's ranch.
They were discovered while departing
with the booty, and were pursued by Fer
guson ami forty of his men. The meat
was recovered. A few days afterward
Ferguson aud six of his men wers return
ing to the ranch at night froi i a trip,
when they were ambushed along the road
Fergnson and Another Man Killed.
Ferguson was shot through tl e heart,
dying instant ly. One of the men was shot
in the groin and died the next day. Two
others received serious wounds. The In
dians have since been thorough y armed
and the settlers have become so alarmed
that many of them have abandoned their
homes and run away. It is learned from
Fort Keogh that the two companies at the
Tongue river agency and Rosebud are con
sidered sufficient to cope with the Indians
and no more troops will be ordere i out for
Black Medicine, White Buflalo, the
leader of the uprising, and Little No-Eyes
were the trio who were the ringleaders In
the murder, and they have bn cap
tured. The Kesheaa Agency Indians.
Milwaukee, Wis., June 9. The Jour
nal's Shawano, Wis., special say: All is
orderly and quiet at Keshemv Indian
agency. The new agent, Kelsey, lias taken
hold, and no trouble is anticipal ed. The
outburst of rage on Wednesday w is caused
by the news from Washington that the
Mc.Cord and Sawyer bills forth) sale of
tneir pine uau passea congress. (
Those Ilclgian Glass Itlownrs.
New Yoi;k, June 9. Seven Belgian glass
blowers, brought by the Cunardei Umbria
last week to this country under contract
to work here, were put aboard the steamer
just before she started back Saturday to
be returned to their own coun ry. The
customs oflicers stayed aboard until the
vessel started, but the men were taken off
her again by a tug chartered by tha Canard
agents. The tug steamed to tbe barge of
fine, and the Cunard agent demanded that
the workmen be allowed to land, ;i demand
which was refused. Tbe company seems
inclined to make a test case of it.
Kseapade of m Governor's Hon.
Watkuloo, la., June 9. Oscar Sher
man, son of ex-Governor Buren Sherman,
and Miss Griffin, his fiance, ait the cen
tral figures in a sensation that has set
Waterloo society in aflutter. MisiGriffin'a
uncle entered her room while young Slier
man was calling on her Saturday evening
and made discoveries which led trim to
turn both his niece and Sherman out into
the street. The two left town on the first
train, and where they are nownootie knows.
Ex-Governor Sherman was prot trated by
his son's escaped, and is dangerously ilL
Temperance Meeting In Lor don.
Lontjou. June 9. There were fully 40,
000 participants in the great temperance
procession Saturday, and the lowest esti
mate places the number of pcr wns who
assembled in Ilyde park at 200,000.
Among the speakers were Michael I)a-
vitt, John Burns, the Socialist l?ader,and
Sir Wilfred Lawson. The met ting was
to protest against reimbursing publicans
who as to be deprived of their Ii senses be
cause of a proposed reduction in the num
ber. ' -
Eighteen Buildings Destrt yed.
. Chatsworth, Ills., June 9. F re w hich
started in the rear of the banking house
of J. E. Brown & Co. early Snntlay morn
ins destroyed eighteen buildings and
badly damaged many others. The loss is
estimated at 150,000.
Seceded from a Labor Union.
- New Yoke, June 9. After . t stormy
meeting of the Central Labor union Sun
day the Socialist members withe rew, and
announced their intention of f inning a
V 1 1 1 1 I I V I V I 11 T IV 1
Xlil LilUAlVJU JJ Villi.
Battle Witnessed in an
TWO HOBSES TIGHT TO THE DEATH.
A Couple of Stallions Engage tn a Fierce
Struggle for the Supremacy, Which
Continues tor au Hour The Vanquished
Steed Dragged to the Ground by the
Throat and Choked to Death by
ClSCIXNATl, June 9. A fight to
death between two blooded stallions
the thrilling spectacle witnessed on Capt.
11 F. Treste's farm at Aurora, Ind., near
here yesterday. Two 3-year-old stallions,
both spir.te 1 and valuable animals, with
all the beauty and vigor imparted by thor
oughbread ancestry, had been turned into
adjoining pastures to feed. A heavy wood
en fence divided the fields, and although
as colts, the pair had playfully bit and
kicked at each other across it, the fence
was supposed to Iks strong enough to keep
them separate and prevent trouble.
liegan l ighting Across the Fence.
This summer had brought them almost
to the full vigor of equine vitality, how
ever, and the circumstances developed in
them to its full degree of ferocity the
courage which exists in every perf. ctly
made horse. The animals began their
light over the separating fence, aud kicked
and pawed at each other until tho fence
was demolished. Then they came together
iu a struggle, which for fierceness and
length exceeded anything which the Bpec-
tators had ever witnessed.
M ent at It Hoof and Tooth.
The two big brutes stood on their hind
legs fiercely lmwing and striking each
other with their fore feet and tearing each
others' necks and shoulders with their
teeth. Hieir neighing screams of rage,
and the sound of their kicks and snorts
were heard fully half a mile away, and a
half dozen or more persons were attracted
to the scene of the conflict, but so vicious
were-the enraged animals that for nearly
au hour no one dared to go near them.
4iot a irlp on the Throat,
At last the smaller of the two, a bright
bay, caught his antagonist by the throat
with his teeth and dragged him to the
ground. The larger horse kicked and
rolled, and gasped spasmodically in an
effort to avoid baing choked to ; .death, but
the young horse clung desperately to its
hold, and the death of the large horse
ended the struggle. The other was almost
dead from exhaustion.
ALL DROWNtD SAVE ONE.
of F.ight Goes Fishing and
One Returns Alive.
Boston, June 9. Yesterday morning a
party of eight young men started on a
fishing excursion in a sail boat owned
largely by themselves. When they were
about one mile from Thompson's island,
in Ikirchester bay, the boat was struck by
a squall and capsized. All but one were
swimmers, but instead of trying to swim
ashore they tried to climb on the lxiat,
w hich was so heavily ballasted that their
weight would force her beneath the sur
face, leaving them struggling in the
water. The result was that seven were
drowned, the eighth, Walter (juinlan, be
ing rescued just in time. Tbe drowned
wen-: Ijuvrence McTiernan and John
Sullivan, of Chnrlentown; Albert lm-
bard. .lames Husband, Thomas Troy,
and .losejih Tufts, nil of Boston, and Ed
gar Mnloney, of Dorchester.
ODD FELLOWS' ENCAMPMENT.
An Imposing Gathering To De Held
Chicago Aug. 3 Next.
CniCAOo, June 9. The continental can
tonment and triennial of the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows, to be held in Chi
cago Aug. 3 to 10 next, promises to lie one
of the largest and most imposing gather
ings ever held in this country. It
is expected that not less than 150,000 Odd
Fellows will lie in attendance. Prizes ag
gregating jf-JT.noO will lie given to the sev
eral competing patriarchs militant, subor
dinate lodge and Kebt-kah degree branches.
The various contests will take place
throughout the week. Inspection will be
had Wednesday, Aug. 0. and the entire
command w;ll parade on the following
F.xpense Very Much Reduced
The encampment will be on the Lake
Front park. Single-fare rates for round
trip tickets have been secured from the
railroads, and by aid of a large rash fund
raised for expenses one third of the round
trip transportation of uniformed bodies
and bands w ill lie paid such visiting com
mands. A one-third reduction has licen
secured from the Chicago hotels, and it is
confidently predicted by members that the
pageant of Thursday, Ang. 7, will excel
in length aud richness of uniform and
regalia that, of any other national secret
CAUGHT IN HER OWN TRAP.
Drank the Poisonous Draught She Had
Prepared for Her Husband.
"Bostos, June 9. Mrs. Susan Ney, of
this city, Saturday afternoon, by mistake,
drank a glass of lemonade in which she
had put strychnine with the intention of
giving it to her husband. She died Sa!
urday evening. Mrs. Ney prepared the
lemonade and offered the one in which
she had put the strychnine to her hus
band, but he Kiis suspicious, and refused
it. Then his wife said that she would
drink it to prove that it was harmless.
During the talk the two glasses had been
chunged, and instead of drinking the
harmless liquid she swallowed the prison.
THE &OLDTRAIN ROBBAIRE.
He Uill.-s I iii-Ik Sam's Mails, Dot Doesn't
Molest the Passenjaire.
. Maviiak, N. I., June 9. The through
east-bound passenger train, due at Man-
dan at midnight Saturday, arrived at 1
o'clock yesterday morning, the mail car
presenting a sorry appearance. Two miles
west of New Salem and twenty-five miles
west of here, the engineer and fireman
were surprised by two masked men climb
ing over the tender and ordering him at
the muzzles of revolvers to stop the train.
The summons was obeyed. I tie express
messenger, Argevine, hearing shots nred
forward, and suspecting something, hid
PMO in money from the safe, locked tbe
small safe, put out the lights, and ran
back to New Salem.
The Mail Matter Rifled.
The mail car was first tackled by the
robbers. Only one mail agent was on the
car, aud he immediately obeyed orders by
turning over the mail matter. A number
of registered letters were rifled, and then
the robliers turned their attention to the
express car. This they fonnd was desert
ed, much to their chagrin, and mistaking
the fu-eman for the express messenger
they ordered him -at the points of their
pistols to open the safes. He protested
that he knew nothing ebont it. and final
ly satislied the robbers. Then the tram
backed to New Salem, and finally came
Didn't Bother the Passengers.
The passengers were not touched. One
passenger put his head out of the window
during the delay, but was told to get his
head back, and a bullet whizzed past his
head as a reminder that the orders had
better be obeyed. A posse of men with
the sheriff, mounted and armed, left on s
special train for the scene Qf the robbery.
Only four masked men were seen at any
one time. '
The President and Wife.
Washington Citt, June 9. The Presi
dent and Mrs. Harrison spent Sunday
down the Potomac on the United States
ship Despatch, with Benjamin and Mary
McKee and Mrs. Dimmick. Little Mary
has been quite indisposed for a few days
and the trip was taken with the hope of
benefiting her health. " " .".
And the Ohio Man Character
istically Gets There.
HIS SECOND IMPORTANT MEASURE
Pnt Through the House on Schedule
Time The Silver BUI Passed with
Eight Republicans Voting Kay to 'tha
Last Cooper's Charges Against Kaum
Declared by the Latter to Have No
Hasis Vest Wants to Talk Heef. '
Washington Citv, June 9. The pas
sage of the silver bill by the house Satur
day was another feather in McKinley's
cap, if presenting a proposition and bring
ing it successfully to a vote is any crite
rion. It was he who, after the house
caucus last Wednesday, had talked on the
subject for hours, brought forward the
bill and got a heavy caucus majority for I
it; and he it was, doubtless, who arranged
the hustling tactics which wound the bus
iness up on it first stage Saturday after
noon. There were Republican kickers
plenty of them. Payson vigotously op
posed the bullion redemption feature, but
otherwise favored the bill; Martine of Ne
vada, was dead against it. He opposed
buying silver as a "commodity."
A Complaint Against the Fast.
He said that the attitude of the Repub
licans on this question did credit neither
to their heads nor to their hearts. The
people of the west bought the highly pro
tected products of the east. Every year
the Republicans of the west helped the
Republicans of the east win the battle of
protection; bnt when the Republicans of
the west asked the Republicans of the
cost to put silver where it ought to be,
they shrank back as from an unclean
thing, and said the west wanted to cheat
them with a 73 cent dollar. His people did
not like this bill. They objected especially
to the bullion redemption feature. He
had voted against it in season and out of
season, at all times and in all places. The
monometalist said that a 7'J-cent dollar
was a dishonest dollar. A IW-cent dollar
was more dishonest.
Cannon for the Whole Measure.
Cannon of Illinois said he stood upon
the platform of the Republican party. He
had always favored t lie use of the two
metals, and he would not willingly vote
for any law that he was sat isned would
bring the country to the use of either to
the exclusion of the other. He would vote
for the substitute, because he believed
that at the present time and under pres
ent conditions it was the best that could
be secured, and would insure the use of
both metals as money. He thought the
bullion redemption, by some gentlemen
regarded as a stumbling block, was a wise
one. Silver was not worth sixteen to one
of gold, and the United States alone could
not make it so, pending an international
Some Remarks for and Against.
Anderson. Perkins, and Funston of
Kansas, aud Connell of Nebraska, all Re
publicans, opposed the bill, the latter say
ing that if the speaker and the "so-called
leaders" of the party expected the rank
and file to do their bidding without re
gard to what was right or fair, they would
wake up some day to find themselves mis
taken. Brewer of Michigan said that the
bill met his entire and hearty approbation.
as it tended to bring together the coined
gold dollar and the coined silver dollar.
Conger of Iowa hail charne of the meas
ure, but McKinley clo-eil the delwtte. He
said that the hill would utilize every del
lar of the silver product of the United
States. It provided also that the instant
silver was on a par with gold, that very ,
instant there would lie free aud unlimited
coinage of silver. C-ongress must see
that the money provided for the people
shall be absolutely safe from financial
wrecks and from commercial convulsions.
and alsolutely safe and secure in the
hands of the holders.
The Time to Vote Arrives.
Promptly at 3 o'clock the debate closed,
and the previous question was considered
as ordered. T wo amendments were adopted.
one striking-out the words after declaring
that the certificate shall lie full legal ten
der, ""except when ot berwise expressly stip
ulated in the contract." This Conger
agreed to at the request of Payson. The
other provided that when free coinage is
attained the purchase of bullion shall
cease. There was but one motion that the
opponents of the bill could make, and that
was to recommit. .Bland made it, and it
was defeated 1-to to lift.
Haw the Members Voted.
Fifteen Republicans voted with the
Democrats as follows: Allen of Michigan,
Anderson of Kansas, Bart me of Nevada,
Carter of Montana, Conuell of Nebraska,
DcHavcn of California. IVatherstone of
Arkansas, Funston of Kansas, Hermann
of Oregon, Kelley of Kansas, Morrow of
California, l'erkins of Kansas, Towusend
of Colorado, Turner of Kansas, aud Yan
dever of California.
Thirti-en Hemocrats voted with the Re
publicans as follows:
Dargan, F.lliott and Hemphill of South
Carolina: Dunphy, Flower, tjiiiiiii, Tracey
and Wiley of New York; (ieisshainer of
New Jersey. Maish and Mutchlerof Penn
sylvania, O'Neil of Massachusetts, and
Yenable of Yirginia. v
Final Passage of the Rill.
The bill was passed: Yeas. 135; nays,
113. On the "final passage eight Repub
licans, as follows, voted with the Demo
crats against the bill: Anderson of Kan
sai, Bartine of Nevada, Carter of Montana,
Kelley of Kansas, Rockwell of Massachu
setts, Towusend of Colorado, Turner of
Kansas, and Wilson of Washiugtcu. But
one Democrat (Wilson of Missouri) voted
with the Republicans for the passage of
PRIVATE PENSION BILLS.
The Senate Disposes of ISO or Them
Proeerdtngs in the House.
Washington Citv, June 9. The senate
put in a good deal of time Saturday pass
ing bills, many of them of no general in
terest. Among them were the following:
Appropriating f9(i,000 for public printing
deficiency; to provide for the compulsory
education of Indian children; to prevent
desertions from the army by withholding
part of the soldiers' monthly pay, and 120
private pension bills. The senate then ad
journed. In the honse Cooper of Indiana pre
sented resolutions charging Pension Com
missioner Kaum with giving 'promotions
in his office to employes who buy stock of
a refrigerator company in which he is in
terested, and favoring a certain pension
attorney in the matter of claims, because
said attorney is security on a note made
by Rauni; referred. The remainder of the
day was devoted to the silver bill. The
debate closed at 3 p. m. and the bill was
asunded by striking out a provision that
permitted contracts to be made in which
the medium of payment oz-J ha stored as
tfear sa silver or the certificates, and
providing that when free coiuage is
9ftched bullion purchases shall cease. The
hill was then passed 133 to 119. Tbe
house then adjourned.
Didn't Appropriate Enough for Pensions.
Washington Citt, June 9. It is ascer
tained that the second deficiency iu the
pension office will amount to about 16,000,
00. This will not be appropriated for at
this session, bnt will be used out of the
appropriation for the next fiscal year,
making the deficiency bill come in next
year's appropriation. This deficiency will
make the expenditures of the pension
office from June 30. 1889, to Jnne 30, 1890,
amount to $109,357,534. The regular ap
propriation for this fiscal year was t$l,
758,700. In April of this year a deficiency
bill of 121,508.834 was passed, and this, it
seems, was (0,000,000 short of enough to
carry them to the end of the fiscal year.
Test Will Call for Beef.
Washington Citt, June 9. Senator
Vest promises that he will bring up soon
OF THE SPRING SEASON. 1890.
A.T POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
a new sur.joct for debate, the liM.-us.sion
of which may occupy several dsyr The
special committee of which he is chair
man, which spent many month in the ik
vestigation ot the transportation of tieef
and beef products, has reported a bill ami
during the past week the commit ice on
agriculture and forestry reported a stib
stitute for it. Vest has iziven notice that
some afternoon during the cominj; week,
after the set speeches on silver have li-t n
made, he will call up these hills and urge
their consideration to a conclusion.
The Charge Arahul irn. Kanm.
WaH1Sgtos Citv, June 9. The resolu
tion introduced in the house V.y Cooper of
Indiana providing for an investigation of
certain charges made against IVnsioa
Commissioner Kaum is not Lkcly to lie
adopted unless Kaum should hiinelf de
mand investigation. Very little c,eltn e
is given to the charces, which emanate
from one Fleming, who was a special ex
aminer in the peuston ortice, and w.'s li--charged
by Kaum. who says that the
charges are absolutely false in ewry par
ticular. Minnesota Editor Expected.
Washington Citv, June 9. The Minne
sota editors, with their ladies, to the
number of 15o, are eiected to arrive in
Washington this evening on a special
train over the Baltimore and Onio rail
way. They are to remain in the city un
til Friday afternoon. This eveninu there
will be an informal reception ;iven the
visitors by the Minne-otnns re-ident in
Washington. Tuesday the editors will
call ou the president
A Erwmrtl of fcl.OOO Apiece.
Washington Citt, June 9 Chief In
spector Ralhbone of the postolBce. depart
ment, received a dispatch yesterday from
the post office inspector at Chicago inform
ing him of the robbing of the mail car
near Salem, N. D. Chief Inspector Kath
bone replied instructing the insiector to
offer a reward of II. (Ml for each conviction
and sentence in the United States courts.
What Is Hoped lor the Tariff Hill.
Washington Citt, June 9. The senate
finance committee had ho(iel to have the
tariff bill ready to report before tbe end
of this week, but the indications now are
that the bill will not be ready to return
to the senate before the beginning or mid
dle of next week. The Republican mem
bers of the committee have turned over
to the Democrats several of the schedules.
Tha Senate and Silver.
Washington Citt, June . The passage
by the house of the caucus silver bill will
doubtless operate to cut short the silver
debate in the senate. The general belief
it that the Republican senators will not be
able to agree upon a measure, and that the
senate will pass a bill differing from the
bouse bill, especially in the bullion re
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