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THE HOCK ISLAH D ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11 1890.
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Wkdnksoat, Jdnk 11. 1890.
DKMOCKATIC TH KET.
For United Statot Senator Jon M. Pai.kr.
yor State TtesHuror Edwihd 8. Wilson,
For Suiit. of rublie Instruction.. ,.Hnrt Haas.
- Ti,,. -iohh Hrtaht.
": ; ...... N- w. Graham,
I Diversity, i .,,.RlclllIlD D. Moksak.
The most complete sell out of all that
characterzed the convention yesterday was
that by which the Moline delegation was
delivered over to Feanall, Kittilsen be
lns pledged the deputythip in case of
Peat-sail's election, with the further proms
ie that four years from now he was to
be the republic in nominee for sheriff,
Cotjktt Clerk Donaldson was repaid
with interest Yesterday for his kindness
to Kohler. by providing him with a berth
in his office for several years. When
Kittilsen's name was withdrawn,
entire Moline delegation went over to
Pearsall, and Kohler sat quietly by and
was a willing witness to the slaughter of
his In st friend. Of course it was a deal,
but Kohler could have prevented it if he
was so disposed.
Aftf.b the work of the republican
county contention yesterday, no one will
deny the excellence of the minority plan
of representation in our state legislature,
and the necessity of it is more readily
conceived. While the primary object of
lbs law was to avoid the evils of a large
majority by cither party, it is apparent
that it is essential in other ways. Not
withstanding a majority of 5.000 in the
district, the republican party can hardly
afford to endorse the work of yesterday's
Is the light of yesterday's convention,
it is the undoubted duty of the demo
cratic senatorial convention to nominate
two candidates for the legislature men
who are qualified to represent the district
if elected. And the same convention
will be called upon to nominate a can
didate for state senator. If wisdom is
displayed in this selection, the district
will be happily delivered from four years
of Craw ford ism. and that is a good deal
to contend for. Either lion. E. W.
Hurst, of this city or C. K. Ladd. of
Kewanee. should be able to lay out
Bucolic Dill without any considerable
Two weeks from yesterday occurs the
election for two members of the board of
education. While the question of candi
dates has been quietly discussed of late,
there is a general vagueness as to a ticket
of any sort. The general desire ex
pressed by the friends ot the schools for
the return of Director Thomas, has led
that gentleman to the consent to the use
of his name and he will undoubtedly be
reelected. Director Knowlton Is also be
ing urged to return, and it is said that be
is a candidate. Dr. Carl Beruhardi is
said to he agreehle to a movement look
ing to lis selection as a member of the
board, and Dr. C. B. Kinyon and David
Sears are probably not adverse to being
considered in the same connection. There
are a number of other gentlemen, how
ever, who the Annus has heard favorably
mentioned, Jrom among whom excellent
timber might lie selected. They are Maj.
H. C. Connelly, J. M. Buford, Sewall
Dodge, J. W. Welch and lion. E. W.
Harst. Any one of tbrm would make a
liberal-minded and conscientious direo
THE LAST SAD SCENE.
Funeral of the roar I'stfortannte
Children of Stands)' Dtxaxter at
Rapid City t'rnwtl oT People
Special to the Amirs.
Kapios City, May 10 A gentle rain
was falling this morning.bat in spite of the
Tain and the muddy roads, the teams of
those living in the vicinity began to come
in as early aa 10 o'clock to attend the' fu
neral of the victims of Sunday's disaster.
Last night about 8 p. m. word was re
ceived from Hampton that a fisherman
named Maxwell, and living on the old
Wells' place, hail, when going out to run
his trout lines, found the body of the
youngest of the four, little Chaa. Sheib,
hanging to tho line a hook having
caught in the sleeve of his dress. The
body was at once taken to his home, and
word sent here and the grief-stricken father
and an uncle of the little one immediate
Iv went down after it, and though Mr.
Maxwell, the fisherman, was at first re
luctant to give it up without first notify
ing the coroner, he at last became con
vinced that no barm could befall bim by
so doing and the remains were brought
borne and prepared for burial, which oc
curred at 1 1 o'clock this a. m. from the
Catholic church, Rev. Father Thiebes
officiating, assisted by the lie v. Father
Oreve. of Moline. A high mass for
the repose of the souls of the little
ones was celebrated, and after a
brief sermon bv Father Greve, the
four little caskets which had been
placed in a row in front of the altar, and
which were almost hidden by the masses
of beautiful flowers strewn by kind
friends, were opened and for over an
bonr a steady stream of friends and others
filed by viewing the remains which were
life like, and aa several expressed it,
"looked as if they were asleep and not
dead." Probably there never was seen here
so large a crowd as now came to pay
their last respects to these little ones who
in childish innocence trusted themselves
to the mercy of the angry waters and
were ruthlessly engulfed therein. The
three little children ot the Bchieb family
' were then borne out and placed in one
carriage, and the body of Maggie Baker
in another, and the funeral procession in
charge of Undertaker Wendt, of Port
Byron, commenced the last journey in
life the iourncv to the grave. There
were only two graves dug one a broad
one for the two little brothers and sister
to sleep in aide by'side, and near by one
for the little Baker girl. Alter tne cere
monies the crowd dispersed to their var
ious homes, and the sorrowing parents
went back to a home now desolate. The
pall bearers for the two boys were from
little boys and playmates, and for the
two girls were girls dressed in white.
They Are Doing at
TELLER A SILVER TALE UNFOLDS.
The Senator Appear Determined to K
hauat the Subject; Also the People
The House Puts an Appropriation Kill
Through tn Short Order Art ion of the
Republican Caucus on the National Elec
tion Law Can ad ay's Successor Chosen
WASHINGTON CITY, June 11. During bis
speech on the silver bill in the senate yes
terday Teller said he was not a fiat money
man. He believed that gold and silver
were made (us Sherman hud said the other
(lay) by the Almighty for money; that
they were twin ruetals, and that the dis
carding of either the one or the other
could not be afforded. But if there could
be only one money metal, then he asserted
that the interests of the United States and
the interests of the world demanded that
it should lie silver. It had bwn demon
strated beyond the possibility of ft doubt
that there was not gold enough in the
world, and that there was not enough be
ing produced, to carry on the business of
the world on gold alone.
Controverting Sherman's Statements.
In reply to statements made in Sher
man's recent siieech, Teller said that there
never was an hour previous to 173 when
me goiti uounr wns ino nun ol vniuu in
this country. The ailver dollar was the
nnit of value up to the act of 1S73. An
other point in Sherman's speech which
Teller disputed and deuied was that the
increase of circulation had kept pace with
the increase of population. As to the state
ment by Sherman and others that the sup
porters of the bill wanted a cheap dollar,
Teller said that it was a species of deina-
goguery which was a disgrace to the sen
ate, xney wanted tne Honest dollar re
stored the dollar that had boon stricken
down without the will of the people and
without their knowledge.
The Turpose of the "Golditea."
If the purpose could be accomplished for
which Sherman and his associates at home
and abroad were trying, if they could
complete the demonetization of silver
(which would be done effectually if the
senate should pass the house silver bill) they
would add 30 per cent, more to every pub
lic and private debt; and every man would
be compelled to make 60 per cent, more
effort, 60 per cent, more sacrifice, to pay
bis debts than he would have had to make
The National Platform Again.
Teller then went on to speak of the sil
ver plank in the Republican national plat
form, and said that if he had supposed it
to be mere clap-trap the Republican ticket
would not nave had such snpport from
him, and would not have got the great
majority that it did in the state of Col
Blair remarked that Teller felt in rela
tion to the silver plank in the platform
just as he (Blair) felt in relation to the ed
Stewart Dom the senator think it right
that any party Hhould do that?
Blair No: and the party that does it is
certain to be blanked. (Laughter.
A Whack at Wail Street.
Teller went on to say that there was no
feeling favorable to bi-nietallism in high
places, and would not be while Wall
Htreet could influence political parties.
He remembered the case of a president
Cleveland addressing a crowd of people
In all street, and saving that be saw be
fore him the representatives of the great
interest of the country. But the fact was
(Teller said) that he did not see before
him a single man who had ever done an
honest day's work; ever produced an arti
cle of commerce, or ever promoted the in
dustrial pursuits of the country.
THE DAY'S WORK IN CONGRESS.
Senatorial Orators Continue to Talk Sil
ver Business in the House.
Washington Citt. June 11. Far well
presented petitions in the senate yesterday
from the employes of the Jacksonville,
Ills., knitting mill in favor of the McKin-
ley tariff bill, anil from merchants of
Bloomington and other Illinois cities in
opposition thereto. It was decided to
adopt the five minute rule in discussion of
the siver bill after 3 p. m. Friday. JV num
ber of bills were introduced and a few of
local interest passed, and then the silver
hill came up again. Plumb's amendment
making the total amount of reserve
kept in the treasury no more than
$110,110,0110 was amended so as to provide
that the coin and bullion held to redeem
gold and silver certificates shall not be
touched. Then Teller got the floor and
further illuminated the silver question
for an hour fir two, and after a speech by
Call the bill went over, some routine
business was transacted, an executive ses
sion held, and the senate adjourned.
The house passed the bill regulating the
bottling of beer, and then in committee of
the whole considered the postoffice appro
priation. 1 here was no opposition, and
the committee rose, reported the bill to
the house, and it was passed, shortly after
which the house adjourned.
THE NATIONAL ELECTION LAW.
flouse Republicans Caucus and Conclude
to Make a New Hill.
WASHINGTON ClTT, June 11. The Re
publican caucus of the house, adjourned
from Thursday last, considered the Lodge
and Howell national election bills last
night. Cheatham, the colored member
f rom North Coroliua, spoke in favor of the
Lodge bill. Other members 1 spoke in
favor of one or the other measure. Speak
er Reed proposed that the two bills be
blended so that the features of the Itowell
bill providing for an extension .of the
power of federal supervisors should be re
tained, but that the bill should really be
a national election measure.
Reed'a 8nTretlnn Adopted.
It hnd been intended to take a vote on
the bills at 10 o'clock, but when that hour
arrived it was decided to postpone action
for half an hour. A resolution was offered
providing that the bill be referred to the
caucus committee on elections, to report
back to another caucus a bill embracing
the features outlined by the speaker.
When 10:30 arrived a vote was taken on
the resolution, and it was agreed to with
out dissent. The caucus then adjourned
Report on the Wheat Crop.
Washington Citt, June 11. According
to reports received at the agricultural de
partment, and made public yesterday,
there is a falling off in area of winter and
apring wheat, taken together, the percent
age of last year's breadth being ua.4, snow-
iiiK a net loan of nearly-l,7ri0,000 acres. The
estimated area of 18SU was 38,133,859 acres.
The condition of growing winter wheat
has declined from 80 to 78.1 since May
The averages of condition in western states
are: Michigan, 6t; Indiana, 63; Illinois, 64;
Missouri, 77; Kansas, 80. The following
are some of the spring wheat percentages
of condition:- Wisconsin, tfcJ; Minnesota,
97; Iowa, 03.
Disposition of Mormon Funds.
WASHINGTON ClTT, June 11. A bill in
trod u cod in the senate yesterday by Ed
munds "to amend the law relating to big
amy," provides with reference to the
funds and property of the Mormon church
that when it shall appear that there is no
lawful-private right said funds shall be
devoted to the use and lienefit of the pub
lic schools in the territory of Utah, and
the secretary of the Interior sh all take
and receive the same and dispose thereof,
for the use of the aforesaid, in such man
ner as shall seem to him, with the ap
proval of the president, to be most expe
Agreed on a Pension BUI.
Washington Crrr, June 1L The con
ferrees of the senate andjiouse on the pen-
aion bills have reached an naret ment. I
The house conferrees receded from their
stand for the service pension ft at ore.
while conferress on the part of the senate
agreed to allow the dependent p msion
clause to lie stricken out. This leax es the
bll practically a disability pension meas
ure, it extends greatly the present, pen
The Land Office Wants Honey.
Washington Crrr, June 11. The secre
tary of the treasury has sent to the tenate
an estimate of the secretary of the it terior
of an additional appropriation of 1 90,620,
needed by that department for tbe em
ployment of a force of clerks for tho land
office and the rental of additional qu trters.
The number of additional clerks net ded is
Canaday'a Successor Chosen.
Washington Citt, June 11. The Re
publican members of the senate, at a cau
cus held lust evening, chose ex-Repi-esent-
ative alentme, of Nebraska, to b icceed
W. P. Canadav as serjeant-at-arms of the
United States senate.
GHASTLY EVIDENCE IN COU VT.
A Wife lias Her Dead Husband's Head
YoUNtlSTOWN, O., June 11. Mrs. John
Valentine has been defeated in her suit to
P3cover $11,000 life insurance held by her
husband, who died a .year ago. Tie de
fense was that Valentine, who was a com
mercial traveler, had committed nuicide
by shooting himself in the head. To prove
that he died from other causes tha wife
hnd her husband's body exhumed, and the
head cut off and brought into court, where
it rested on her counsel a desk. Th e head
showed many signs of decompositic n, and
its production in court caused a r larked
DEATH ENDED HIS SLEEP.
A Man Drops OCT In Slumber and Never
Grand Rapids, Mich., June 11. John
Van Horn, whose death was caused by too
much bleep, was buried yesterday. He
was an expressman, and twelve de ys ago
was taken from his dray by a poli.-eman.
who thought he was drunk, and w u sent
home in a patrol wagon. He w is not
drunk, but sleeping, and never ;woke.
The sleep was apparently perfectly nat
ural, but the efforts to awaken hini were
unavailing, and Sunday be died, all hough
everything possible was done to ke?p him
alive. Some time ago he slept eight weeks
without a break. Something was ti e mat
ter with his brain.
1 hE TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION.
Action en the Establishment of a Home
News Room Rales.
Atlanta, Ga, June 11. The national
convention of the Typographical union
yesterday received the report of the special
committee on the proposed home t Col
orado Springs. The committee fare the
use of the Childs-Drexel fund fcr that
purpose. The plan provides for a I oard ot
fifteen trustees, of which the present
Child-Drexel fund trustees shall form
part, the others to lie elected. A i-er cap
ita tax of 1 yearly to be levied ror the
support of the home.
To Regulate the "Shop."
An amend nieut was offered to the law
to com pel foremen to give a written rea
son foT the discharge of men, and require
them when they discharge men, if lhecase
is restored within sixty days, to live its
former holder the refusal of it. A sec
tion was reported favorably from the corrn
mittee on laws which read: No compos
itors on newspapors shall be perm tied to
work more thorn six days a week i) a sub
stitute can be ' obtained. A motion was
made to lay the whole section on the ta
ble. The vote stood yeas, 88, nnys, 65,
and the section was laid on the tal tie. A
resolution to pay traveling printers a mile
age was reported upon unfavorably by the
committee on laws, and action upon that
report was postponed.
THEY WENT OVER NIAGARA f'ALLS.
An In known Man Vaults into the Rapids
Another Body Goes Over.
Niagara Falls, 'N. Y., June 11. Short
ly after 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon par
ties standing on Goat island bridge were
surprised to see a man throw his hat over
the railing, in an instant place his hands
on the railing and vault over into the rap
ids. As he reached the brink of tl.e falls
he threw up both hands, showing that he
was alive. A few moments later the body
was seen to float out from under th falls
apparently nKde, and pass down tb river.
Failed to Recover the Corpse.
The steamer Maid of the Midst started
in pursuit and when about a boat length
off the body sank out of sitrht. The man
is a stranger and came from Goat island.
He is described as a large person, well
dressed and wore a full black lieard.
There is a small bald spot on the 1 ack of
his head. About a half-hour later the
body of another man, dressed i.i dark
clothes, was seen floating down t he rapids
and go over the falls.
The Rase Ball Thumpers.
Chicago, June 11. The following rec
ords were made on the diamond yesterday:
League: At Philadelphia New York 1,
Philadelphia 8; batteries Welch and
Buckley, Vickery and Clement t. At
Brooklyn Boston 4, Brooklyn 6; butteries
Clarkson and Bennett, Lovett and Bash-
one. At Cincinnati Pittsburg 2, Cincin
nati 9; batteries Sowders and Decker,
Foreman and Baldwin. At Chicag i Chi
cago 5, Cleveland 4; batteries Huti hinson
and Kittredge, Beatin and Zimmer.
Brotherhood: At Philadelphia Phila
delphia 3, New York 2; batteries Buffin-
ton and Cross, Keefe, Crane and V aaghan.
At Brooklyn Brooklyn 5, Boston i; bat
teries Van Halt it'll and Kinslow, Gum-
bert and Swett. At Buffalo Butfalo 8,
Cleveland 1; batteries Keefe and Mack,
Bakely and Sutcliffe. At PitUburg
Pittsburg 10, Chicago 4; batteries Morris.
and Quiuti, Baldwin, Boyle, Barston and
For the first time since the season began
the League had a decided advantage in at
tendance, the figures being: Leagu i, 6,239;
Western: At Denver Minnealis 8,
Denver 11; at Sioux City Des Moines 2,
Sioux City 8; at Omaha Mil wa ilea 6,
Charged Springer with Bad Mot Ives.
Washington ClTT, June 11 Congress
man Springer, who yesterday opp wed on
the floor of the house the bill in f. ivor of
IL C. Kirk, having passed into tho lobby
was approached by Kirk and charged
with bet n k unduly actuated agait Bt bim.
Springer denied being Influenced by any
improper motive, and threatened to have
Kirk brought before the bar of tho house.
Springer then returned to the floor of the
house, and by his determined opjiosition
the bill was practically killed.
Went to See Governor Flfei.
Chicago, June IL The World's fair
delegation from this city, consisting of
Messrs. Thomas B. Bryan, Franz A mberg,
and Edward F. Cullerton, called upon
Governor Fifer at Springfield yet terday.
and made a formal request for a special
session of the legislature, at which
World's fair legislation can be ha 1. The
governor promised a decision to-day.
- Afraid of Growing Conservat ve.
Haveuhill, Mass., June 11. Hurry C.
Moulton, general organizer of tho Inter
national Boot and Shoe Workers union,
hasrer.ilped that position, declining the
re-electiuu conferred at the national con
vention at Rochester. In his let ter be
expresses the opinion that to serve loo long
in official position has the effect of making
one too conservative. .
Wants 20,000 for a Leg.
Chicago, June IL Christopher .r. Tuite
has begun snit for $20,000 damages against
the Chicago and Northwestern ) -ail road
in the circuit court. Tuite lost h 8 leg in
the service of the road three years iigo.aud
now claims that it was the resnlt of
neglect on the part of employes. . Tuite
was a fireman on a freight engine.'
A State of Affairs That Is About
KTJBE BTJRBOWS' LATEST BOBBERY.
He Ditches a Train, KllUn a Tramp, and
Brings the Brave Express Messenger to
Terms with Threats of Cremation Then
He Tortures His Victim Because He
Dared Defend His Trust, and Threatens
Death the Next Time Other Crimea.
Tkiarkana, Ark., June 1L Express
train No. 1, of the St. Louis, Arkansas and
Texas railroad, was wrecked by six masked
robbers two miles south of here Monday
night. The train was ditched at Hay
wood's Switch by throwing the switch.
The engine, tender, and express cars left
the track, and an unknown tramp, who
was stealing a ride in front of the express
car, was instantly killed. The robbers at
tacked the express car, but the messenger
repulsed them with a volley from bis Win
chester, but hit none of the robbers. They
returned the fire with interest, and finally,
after threats of cremating the messenger
in tha :ar, he surrendered. The safe was
opened, and the robbers secured about
Torture of the Messenfrer.
Neolin, the express messenger, and the
fireman and engineer were then taken
into the woods by the robbers and tied to
trees. They then shot the messenger in
the hand and arm, and shot one of his ears
off, to revenge themselves for his resist
ance, and threatened death to all three if
they ever resisted another train robber.
All tins time the passengers were pre
vented from giving any assistance by one
of the robbers, who guarded them with a
Winchester. After the robbers rode off
it was an hour before the frightened pas
sengers rescued the tram men and gave
the alarm. Two posses are now out bunt
ing the robbers, but no trace of them has
been found. The leader of the Kane is
supposed to be Rube Burrows.
A Supposed Robber Arrested.
Latkr. One arrest was made lait night
in connection with the robtiery, but the
man has not been fully identified. Mon
day afternoon $10,000 in silver was taken
from the Southern Express company's
office up town and carried to the station.
This was sent north, and it is supposed
this is the boodle the robbers were after.
It is now asserted that the robbers only
secured $3ai, but stories about the amount
are contradictory. When the train went
into the -ditch Conductor A B. Snoyer
ran forward to ascertain the cause. He
was ordered to halt, and when he flashed
lantern on the man who gave the com
mand a Winchester muzzle covered him.
THEY FOUGHT FOR A GIRL.
The Result Being That One Is Now Dead
Clubmen In Trouble.
Sax Francisco, June 11. Harry Mc-
ftride and Frank I Jtrue, two waiters, quar
reled over a girl. After awhile they agreed
to adjourn to the Golden Gate club and
fight with three-ounce gloves. A referee
and seconds were selected, and twelve
rounds were fought. At the end of the
twelfth, while ljrue had not a mark, Mc-
Bride was unconscious, and blood was
pouring from his ears, nose and mouth,
and his face and body were terribly
bruised and mangled. A physician was
called, who said a blood vessel was broken
in McBride's head, and that he would
Athletic Clubmen "Arrested.
McBride died yesterday morning. La-
Rue has been arrested.
Secretary Jamison, of the Golden Gate
Athletic club; Frank Jones, a director of
the club; Joe Bowers, Tim McGrath, and
John Joel L, who seconded the contestants
in the fight, were arrested yesterday as ac
cessories to murder.
Ran Him Ont with a Revolver.
MrxxKAPOLls, Minn.. June 11. W. P.
Ives heard a man walking through the
lower hallway of his house early yesterday
and emptied a revolver at him from the
head of the stairs. The thief ran out and
was afterward found by a policeman in an
insensible condition about 100 feet from
the bouse. He was bit in the neck and
will probably die. At the hospital he was
found to be George Frisbie, a notorious
crook, recently discharged from the state
Captured a Train Robber.
Dickinson, N. D., June 11. One of the
bandits who roblied the Northern Pacific
train at New Salem on Sunday morning
has lx-rn captured. The captured man is
named Charles E. Bailey, and as he fears
lynching he is telling all he knows, and
giving information that will be of the
greatest value in locating the other rob
bers, and breaking up a desperate gang of
plunderers. A strong guard Is now over
The Cowles Case at Montreal.
Montreal, June 11. Florence Cowles,
the little daughter of Eugene and Alice
Cowles, whose abduction by her father has
had such sad consequences, was delivered
to her mother yesterday. Cowles condi
tion is such that the issue cannot be pre
dicted. He may die and he may live. Un
til the case develops one way or the other,
Hale will not tie tried, but the defence will
be justifiable homicide, if he dies.
The Ella Cordell Case.
Keoexe, la, June 11. Frank Dobbs,
the Ella Cordcl) suspect, was arraigned in
the superior court yesterday, but as there
had been a failure to file the proper In
formation the prisoner was discharged. He
was immediately rearrested on the charge
of being a f ugitive'from justice, a charge
of grand larceny still hanging over him
in Hancock county. Yesterday afternoon
a deputy sheriff took Dobbs to Carthage,
A Quartette Arrested for Murder.
Sheboygan Falls, Wis., June 11.
Alexander Chapman, Edward Hills, Liz
zie Steitz, and Jennie Steitz were arrested
yesterday for the murder of the child of
Lizzie Steitz. For some time past the
quartette have been living in a dwelling
just over the village line in the town of
Sheboygan. The child was born May 23
and disappeared shortly afterward under
A Kentucky Horsethlcf Shot.
Flemingbiiuko, Ky., June 11. John
McMilliken, a young man, went to church
at Forman'8 chapeL During service he
slipped out, cut the bridles of seven or
eight horses and mounting another gave
a Comanche yell and drove the whole
herd ahead of him. He was pursued and
shot fatally, one ball entering the back of
bis head and coming out at the mouth.
Shelved the Irish Purchase Bill.
Losdon, June 11. The cabinet, by
majority vote, has decided to shelve the
Irish land purchase bill. The minority,
headed by Balfour, were in favor of sacri
ficing some other measure, but yielded
to the inevitable. The ministry is con
fident that the other government bills will
be passed without unnecessary delay.
Wiped Out the Stable and Owners.
Kansas Citt, Mo., June 1L Eight of
the wounded in the Wabash disaster are
Buffering with broken legs, and are in the
Wabash hospital. The stable most af
fected by the wreck was that of J. Kellar,
of CynthiAna, Ky., who, together with hie
on, perished. They bad five horses, and
every one of them was killed.
Shortage in a Soldiers' Home.
Gbano Rapids, Mich.; June 11. The
Michigan State Soldiers' home is said to
be In financial straits. It has just devel
oped that there is a shortage of $17,000,
and that members of the board of man
agers have given their individual notes to
tide the institution over until tha next
legislature meets. . .. , ... .
HORRIBLE IF TRUE.
A Grave Yard Story from the
WA8 GUS CANTOS BUEIED ALIVE?
The Hair-Raislng Narrative Told by a
Grave-Digger Knocks Heard from a
Coffin After It Had Been Partly Cov
ered with Earth What Was Seen V'p..n
Removing the Lid Evidence of a Strug-
gle for Life.
Chicago, June 11. The Journal prints
the following fearful story:
Gustav Cantor is supposed to have died
at St. Elizabeth's hospital Feb. 23. On
that day he became unconscious, and the
physicians gave a burial certificate alleg
ing heart failure as the cause of death.
The funeral occurred two days after this,
and it is said that knocks were beard in
side the coffin after it had been covered
with earth to the depth of a few iuchos.
John Steir is a large, innocent-looking
German, who does odd bits of work around
Montrose and Irving Park, and vbasion-
allv diirs craves at the cemetery, l'eb. 25
last he was passing by the burial ground
when he was called in by Superintendent
Miller, who was standing by a grave all
John Stelr's Awful Story.
"Miller looked seared to death," said
Steir, in speaking of what followed. He
had thrown several spadesful of earth into
" 'i believe that man's alive,' said be; T
heard a noise in the coffin; listen.'
"We both bent down oar heads and lis
tened as intentlr as we could. As I m a
living man we heard a sound as if some
one was knockinz on the coffin lid. The
knocks were perfectly plain, but the sound
was dull and muffled, because the coffin
was partlv covered with dirt. There was
water in the grave and it was gradually
filling up. The knocks were repeated sev
eral times and then the water covered the
coffin and all was quiet. I suppose the
man was drowned and could not make an
other attempt for life."
Frightened Out of Their Wits.
Didn't you raise the coffin and look at
No. Both Miller and I w ere frightened
nearly to death, and when the not- stopped
Miller thought it best to proceed with tne
burial. But I tell you it was an awful ex
perience to stand upon the edge of that
grave and listen to the sounds that issueu
from it as they gradually grew fainter and
fainter. I suppose we must have been par-i
alyzed by fear and did not have possession
of our senses or we would Burcly have
taken up the body. (7
The Coffin Opened Too Late.
"The next day I saw Miller again. He
was as pale as a ghost. He told me that
he had recovered his senses bhort ly after 1
left the grave, and that he exhumed the
body. As he broke open the cofliu there
were evidences that a frightful struggle
had gone on within it. the man was
twisted all out of shape and his hands
were clutching his hair. Upon his face
was the most horrible expression of agmiy
that was ever seen. I have no doubt that
Cantor was alive when he was lowered to
the bottom of t he grave, and that he did
not die until after the colli n was covered
up by the earth and water."
Miller's Partial Denial.
Superintendent Miller was in a very
nervous condition when asked aKut the
matter by a reporter. His hand trembled,
his voice shook, and he turned from red to
pale and back to red again. He was loth
to speak of the matter at all, and when he
did it was simply to deny the story.
I ?4 tell Steirs," said he, "that I heard
a sound from the coffin, but 1 only did it
for a joke in order to scare him.
Steir, however, makes the statement
that he heard the knocks upon the coffin
lid himself, and that he could not have
An IlllnoU Town Vixited bjr a TrrriMe
Cyclone Meagre Ii-taitk.
JoilKT, Ills., June II. A funni-1 lmpcd
clond passed through the village of C'han
nahon at 8 o'clock last night, doing im
mense damage, and killing and injuring,
it is reported, quite a nnmbcr of iieople.
Cannahon is a town of about l.OiKt ptTwiiis,
nine miles south of Jolirt, with no rail
road or telegraph facilities. A telephone
message says the roaring of the cyclone
could be heard four miles away, but the
people were too frightened to extend aid
to the sufferers. A larpe strip of country
was devastated. Keports indicatn that the
list of killed and wounded will le large.
Surgeons have lieen sent from here to re
lieve their sufferings.
Powtiblj a tireat rtiuater.
From the meagre informational, hand
it seems that most of the damage done by
the storm was in the country around
Channahon and that the majority of the
cusualtiea occurred outside the town. Al
though the place is not far from here.
there is little hope of gett ing anything
definite from thcrr, owins to the hud con
dition of the roads. Vhile it r lielicved
that the reports so far received are exag
gerated, the belief ts prevalent that a
great disaster has occurred.
An unknown man swam to the brink of
Niagara falls Tuesday and was swept
The City Pntton works at New York
were destroyed by fire Tuexday. 1oss,
The Canadian government has decided
to advertise for tenders for a fast Atlantic
The Union Labor party of Arkansas has
nomiuated a state ticket, with liev. N. li.
Finer at the head for governor.
Gov. Fifer, of Illinois, has appointed
.Tames L Neff, of Free port, trustee of the
-National Soldiers' home at Quiucy.
James W. Tnohy, a well-known dry
goods man of Chicago, died Monday, aged
4L lie was born in Killarnev. Ireland.
The Oriental Mil 1b company, of Provi
dence, K. I., has made an assignment,
with unsecured debts of 135,000 against
immediately available assets of f 134,000.
A hill wan introduced in the national
house of representatives Tuesday having
for its object the prohibition of the sale of
intoxicating liquors at the orld'a fair.
An engineer and a fireman were killed in
a collision on the St. Louis, Keokuk and
Northwestern road, near Hannibal, Mo.,
Monday. Several other trainmen were in
On the grounds of the Statn Inland
Athletic club, Tuesday. Alex Jordan, of
the New York Athletic club, won the title
of champion amateur athlete of the United
Mr. Tully, the editor of The Roscommon
(Ireland) Herald, has been sentenced to
three months' imprisonment for publish
ing an article in his paper denouncing
A convention to nominate a successor in
the national house to Senator Carlisle has
been' two days in session at CaTollton,
Ky., without a nomination, the highest
vote lor any one man being 8L
Waldo T. Latham was escorting Miss
Jennie Hale home from church at Torring-
ton, Conn.. Monday, when Leslie Curtis, a
rival, stabbed Latham probably fatally,
and then suicided with the same knife.
A half deaf farmer named Jacob An
drews, of Hopkins, Mich., could not hear
the locom'Jtlre whistle on the Lake Shore
road, Tuesday, and was run down and
killed. Both legs were broken aud bis
The corner stones of two new buildings
wire laid at Princeton college Tuesday.
They will be called Clio aud Whig halls,
respectively, and each will be about sixty
seven feet square, with a portico project
ing from the front, supported by six Doric
pillars. .. ..
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN- TltE TRI-CITIES,
AT POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to be found at
Robt, Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
lat..ewa by Wire.
RKAB admibal brain k improving.
Nkw York. Jnne 11. Ttar Am.r.i
Braine, lately reported critically ill, i. out
MORE TROUBLE AT COLdtBCS.
Columbus, O., June 11. The most in
tense excitement prevails. A body of
men collected to niT.nt th trirn
. , v.
the street cars as announced for today,
ana a heavy force ot police assembled at
the stables. Serious trouble is annre.
SMALL POX IN THE SOUTH.
San Antonio. Texas. June 11. Small
pox is raging at Los Crnces. New Mexi
co. One hundred deaths so far. The
disease is not abating.
Mr. J. F. Glidllard late c-ilkrnl man-
ger of the Atchison. Topeka and Santa Fa
railway, has been elected chairman of thft
Western Passenger association.
CniCAOo, June V
f ollow inn are the quotation on tliebnanl
ot trade to-day: wheal No. 2 Ju'y, ix-iitil
closed fcav; tv'ilciuUT. oned srJc,
closed t"4c: iHvcmbcr, op ned a id clom-d
iCc. Cm -No. 2 June, opened iM'fc. closed
34c; July, opened 3V- c lised ; 4c; Septem
ber, o;ieued :4i-, cloxcd :... (tats No. 2
June, opened a"0. cloned ssc; Jnly, opened
Htfcc, closed Wc: tH-ptemlier, opened itSc,
cliW'd 2Hc. IVrk July, nened t2.STt, closed
(l.'.nle AuktiM, ojk-iio.1 fl2.8 closed VZ.M.
lnl-4uly, opened -'itCt, closed l5X.
Live Mo k I'nion ftvk ynrds prices wim
quoted at follows: Hos Mark t o enrd
active and firm with pri vs -chillier: liRl.t
grades, 3tt5ft3l; roui.li lackiin;, ;t .".(.;. 7";
mixed lota, ; 3."r,fl.s.'.: heavy lacking and
shipping lots, t.1.7(i.t :Vk
fan le Market idow, weak: beevra, $3.80r&
itrt; cows. Jl.tHiVLTK frto. kcr and feeders.
fitoftllSO; Texan ifi-a sees, Jltniitt fed.
3.S( HI. Sheep St aily; muttons. jt.Tifli
5.H.V feeders. ti2i 4.&; lambs, l-xtmiTAW.
Produce: Butter - Klnost creameries, l.lrfc
1W 1ST lb: Unest dairies, lifcillc; packing,
stock, 4'(t.-ic. Ers Strictly fsh, lS.tlSHc
per duz. i oultry Chicken. fitsSc )er lb.;
turkeys, 7c; ducka, SMg, pcese. 4.u3i.00 per
dfis. I'otatoua -On track common and niixe 1,
Haio per ha; I'oerle. 40.ua.- Kurbunkn,
SUQ-Vic: sweet pntatunt, $3.5UtU.T5 per hbl.
Apple H.' ttjjiou per libl. (Strawberries "5o
New Yon. Jnne lu.
Wheat No. 2 red winter, t7Ljc cash; do
Jnly, iiV4c; do AuguRt. WwC do September,
Wftte. Corn No. S mixed, ic rash: do
July, 4ii,c; do AUfruM, 4 --, do September.
43V- Oata-Qulet bat steady; No. mixed,
a4o cash; do Jane, 3fV do Ju'y, 3Psc.
Rye Nominal. lUrley-Nomina! lV.rk-lmll;
mesa.) 13.75 14. 5. Laid-Stoady, June, $4121;
July, tAM. ,
Live ISto k: Catt e-No tradiog in bceve;
dressed beef, ateady; native aide, flVTrTo ft
1. Sheep and Lnih Sheep ruled very
steady: laniba low r; n .ee,). S4-ftu,ft
fkfct V tut .!-; UuuUa, ati.KH... i. Hoi Nom
inally dull; live uutm, s.Mrit4 isif iftj .
Hay Upland prairie. In 5ft$U.OO
Hjy Ttmauy 17.6034 S".
Bay Wild, 110 00.
Cord Wood S3 B' 14 f0.
This powder never varies. A m arret of pnritr
trangtti and wboleaomaess. Mora economica
than toe ordinary kind, and cannot be aold In
compenUon wita die multitude of low test, short
weight ainm or prphosphat powdsrs. 0UmIZ
to MM. BoTAl. Bjuuae toWDR Co.. 1U Wan
U, M. T. ... ,
Tailor Made Clothing
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES -
ICE C RE A PI t":-
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper juid Sheet Iron Work.
1508 SECOND AVE, ROCK ISLA KD, ILL,
CITY PAINT SHOP
DRUCKMIUER & CO.,
All kicu of - T- "J
Painting, Graining, Paper Hanging and Kalaomining.
oi wo?Twrr Ione to order on ehnrt not.
ounp no. dio Seventeenth
J". "W. iTOZLSTIES
Dealer in New and
Second Hand Goods
Tbeh,Eh..orlco.idfor,oodof.nfkilld: WilMrade. a,U'or bay .nrtilllU.
No. 1014 Second Avepue.
Has opened his New and 8pacioa8-
No. 1C20 to 162C Third avenue '
where he would be pleased to see his friends.
Proprietor of Brady Street
AH kind of CT.'T iitid w.i .
One Block North of Central Park
V nr. HERLITZEH.
'.- No. 228 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider', grocery. Rock Island.
for floe fitting
boots And shoes,
M d la the lateit ttjU. Alao repairing doa with aeatneM and;dlspatch.
nT--FV-g-y s.i'jssc . . 3 . 1 I
Avenue.Dealer in .
street, bet. 3d and 4th
408 Brady Hlreel-