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THE HOOK ISLAND AKGUS, FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1890.
Published aily and Weekly t 1M Serond Ato
nne. Hock Island. 111.
J. W. Potter, -
Tr Dally, 50c per month; Weekly, $2.00
AH communication ot a critical or artromentn
tie character, political or religious, most have
real name attached for publication No snch arti
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Anonymous commnnieations not not red.
Correspondence solicited from every township
i n Kock I eland county.
Frioay, Jonk 13 18JK)
lKIO(KATIU TIl KlX
For United States Senator Johx M. Palmr
For State Tieasurer Edward 8. Wilson.
For u tt. of Public Instruction.. ..Hknrt Kaab.
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tRD D. iiOKOAN
Mr. Cantack waa married the other
night. His wife will doubtless find him
a handy mm at house cleaning time.
The name of Capt. J. M. Turn bull, of
this city, is prominently mentioned as the
republican who can knock Gesl's nose
out of joint for congress. Well, we are
agreed, anal then we can name a candi
date on the democratic ticket who can
strike the captain out in one--wo4three
order next .November. Monmouth ZVm-
The Spanish government is a hard
master. It pavs the workmen in the
Almaden quicksilver mines, which yield
an enormous revenue, only SO cents per
day, and owing to the deleterious nature
of the work the strongest men can only
labor two days in the week. After five
fr six years' work the miners become dis
abled altogether, when the government
magnanimously gives them a license to
There') ftolniag Like It.
The news of the passage in the bouse
of the disability pension bill reached
Chicago last night by telegraph. This
morning's papers contain the advertising
cards of the pension lawyers, calling at
tention to the fact and soliciting business
Oue of these announcements reads as fol
PENSION BILL HAS PASSED.
And we are making applications under
it. The first claims filed will be first
considered. Call early.
To be sure cull early and avoid the
rnsb. Mr. Cannon estimates that the bill
adds 250,(100 names to the pension rolls,
besides increaing the pensions of 5L00O
more. There's $60,000,000 a year In
Tub files of the Union won't prove
what it asserts this morning relative to its
' support of democratic candidates for the
school board in the past. Its opposition
to Mr. J. W. Welch is of too receot date
?to have it palmed off as an endorsement
of bis candidacy. When the Arods pro
posed Messrs. Thomas and Yore three
years ago. also, the Union refused to sup
port Mr. Yore because, as its editor said
"the democrats were trying to capture
the school board." In fact the Union has
never displayed its characteristic mulish
ness more noticeably than at school elec
lions, and as was naturally to lie expect
ed, it has again got started on the wrong
tack. It will no doubt came around
all right again after the election.
That is a distressing plea the Union
makes fer W. II. Gest's renomination
It is enough to bring ibe hot tears of re
pentance to the cheek of any who have
been so unkind as to intimate that be bad
enough coagressional honors. If i
wasn't known that the editor of the i n
ion expects a $600 office from Bro,
Gest, that portion of the article referring
to his brilliant career as a statesman
might he considered in the light of sa
tire. But then we think ourselves that
Gest has drawn his salary pretty regular
ly, and he is entitled to some credit for
that. And he was even patriotic enough
to vote the people's money to reimburse
himself and his republican colleagues for
the money filched from them by Silcott,
the defaulter. Oh, yes! Gest should go
back to congress, by all means.
A Repabliraa'si Oplaiea.
Said a prominent republican this morn
ing; "It is amusing to see how intensely
partisan the Union becomes over school
elections where there are no political prin
ciples or considerations at stake. When
the situation demands an aggressive and
spirited campaign suck as our city and
county tickets require, however, the poor
old Union is as meek as a lamb, and
when it does make a feeble attempt to
elect a certain candidate, that one is most
generally defeated for instance, Joshua
Haaselquist. If the democrats wanted to
take advantage of the opportunity af
forded them by the contemptible attitude
of the Union, they would have no diffi
culty in electing two memliers of the
board of education at the approaching
election. I trust, however, tbey have
the interests of the public schools too
much at heart to make it a political is
sue. The best solution of the problem
for into such it seems to have resolved
itself is to run a representative republic
can and democrat together."
Ute Irwa by Wire.
ANOTHER FATAL WRECK.
Cleveland, Ohio. June 13 A passen
ger train on the Connotton Valley rail
road was run into this morning by a
switch engine at the Cleveland & Pitts
burg crobsing. Six people were killed
and twelve wounded.
Geo. Wm. Curtis Addresses Vassar Girls.
Pouohkekphie, N. Y., June 13. George
William Curtis wits the orator of the day
at Vaasar college yesterday, when the ex
ercise on the annivr.ttry of the founding
of the college twenty-five yeurs ago were
bald. The 1,500 student, alumnas and
guests I U toned to him with great into rent.
President Taylor and Historian Loaning
Building Paralysed at Itonver.
DENVER, Colo., June 18. One thousand
two hundred carpenter quit work yeater
day to austainhe 400 machine wood
worker and bench mill men, who lfave
keen out a month demanding nine hours
with Un hours' pay. AH building opera
tions are suspended at present The hod
carriers and tinners are expected to Join
8 sanitary Rusk at Home.
Milwaukee, Wis., June 18. Secretary
J. M. Rusk, of the agricultural depart
ment, passed through Milwaukee for a
Tisit to bis home in Vernon county Wednes
day evening. The ex-governor expressed
he belief that Governor- Hoard will be re
nominated and alec ted, but declined te
talk further upon state politioa.
Complaint frbm the State of
BAD ADVICE GIVEN TO CITIZENS.
A Ire-ilar That Tails for Open Reslst-
ai --- to the Knumerators l'orter Ap
! ls to Vance and Kwart to Give Their
Constituents a Talking; to The Presi
dent Again Puts the Breaka on Public
Building Expense Mills Feels Hart
M'ork in Congress.
Washington City, June 13. Superin
tendent Porter received information yes
day from the census supervisor in the dis
trict where Ashville, X. C, is located,
that the people there are evading the enu
merators, informing them through serv
ants when they call at houses that there is
no one who can give the in the informa
tion. Mr. Porter has written to Senator
Vance and Representative Kwart, asking
them to use their influence with the peo
ple of Asheville, so that the census work
will not lie interfered with.
An Intlamatory Cirenlar.
Some days ago Mr. Porter received cop
ies of a printed circular which has been
distributed in Asheville, X. C. It was
headed: "Citizens, Protect the Privacy of
Your Homes." The circular then asks
whether the citizens of this country are
living under a despotism, and in answer
states that "a stranger to your family, un
der pay and by order of the impertinent
and insulting authorities at Washington,
will present himself at your house and
ask questions that would cause any mod
est woman to blush with shame and indig
nation and every man to feel that his
home and family had been put to un
called-for insult and humiliation." The
citizens are then advised to refuse to an
swer the census questions.
PoYter's Letter to Vanee.
In his letter to Senator Vance Mr. Por
I cannot conceive of any reason whatever
for the people of Asheville taking such a
cour-e in relation to the census. Yon will
readily see yourself that the result of such
action will greatly injure flint growing town.
and I'laeeit at a disadvantage before the peo
ple of the state and country. I beg of you to
take Such steps as a man of yonr representa
tive capacity and innuinco with the p-oplo of
North Carolina may be able to induce tuepeo-
pie of Asheville to tak.i a different view of
this matter, and I would be Kind if you could
have published in some local newsiiajier a re
quest that the people of Asheville will aid the
census office in such a way that the city may
be able to take its place among the t-itim of
the new south.
BUSINESS IN CONGRESS-
The House Declines to Aeeept the Anti-
Trust Bill as Reported.
Washington Citt, June 13. A resolu
tion declaring E. K. Valentine wargeant-
at arms of the senate was introduced in
that lody yesterday, and went over. The
legislative, executive and judicial appro
priation bill was reported, with the total
amount increased ti:,47ll. The bill estab
lishing new Imrlw.r lines for Portatre lake,
Mich., was passed. The dependent pen
sions Mil was ordered printed. Then the
silver bill came up, and Evarts, while ad
vocating bimetallism, opposed the bills
now under discussion, as the United
States could not succeed alone in bringing
gold and silver to a parity. Vance and
Morgan advocated free silver, and the
senate adjourned with Morgan's speech
In the house Mills resigned his place on
the committee on rules, ami McMillan of
Tennessee was appointed in his stead. The
conference retxirt on the anti-trust bill
whs rejected, anil the house amendments
stricken from the bill, leaving it the same
as that passed by the senate. The cotffer
ence report on the military academy ap
propriation was agreed to. and the urgent
deficiency bill y'.TilfS.OOO for pensions and
f8,07!i.100 for the census bureau was
passed. The resolution asking the treas
ury for the facts about the C'unard com
pany's refusal to take buck to Europe
rejected immigrants was adopted. The
disagreement on the general pensions bill
was insisted upon. In committee of the
whole the agricultural appropriation bill
waa considered, agreed to. reported to the
house and then passed. Keccs was taken
to 8 p. m., ami at that hour bills from the
commerce committee were considered, but
Finley of Kentucky prevented, by ohjec
tions, nearly every bill from passing. The
house adjourned at 9:15.
THE PRESIDENTIAL VETO.
It Comes Iown with a Itnll Thud on a
I'libllc Building Bill.
Washington Citt, .Inne 13. The presi
dent has returned to the house without his
approval, a bill appropriating $40,000 for a
public building at Tuscaloosa, Ala. In
his nieasage accompanying the bill, the
Judging by Its postal revenues and by the of
ficers employed in the office, the poxtofHce at
Tuscaloosa i-t not an important one. It has
only one clerk at a salary of 4T0 a year and no
carriers. The report of the postmaster general
shows that the grn-s receipts for the year J KM)
were $i,'7, and the net revenue less than
-4,0O. The annual receipts have only in
creased by j:i,un in Pin years. The rent now
paid for a buililiii4 having 2 1IJU Mpiare feet
BiMir space is $T5.
An Odious Generalization.
The gene'rd proposition to erect pnblic
buildings at this scale of expense in cities of
the size of Tuscaloosa would not, lam sure,
receive the sanction of congrrti . It would in
volve an expenditure for buildings of ten
t nie the p esent nut revenues of soeh offices,
and in the cam under consideration would in
volve an increased cost for fuel, lights and
care greater than the rent now paid for the
oseof a room, ample in siw.
Question of Iollars and Cents.
I would not insist that it must always he
shown that a proposed public bnildimc must
yield an interest on the investment, but in
the present uncertain state of public revenues
and expenditures resulting from pending and
proliahlt legislation there is, in my opinion,
an absolute necessity that expenditures for
public buildings should be limited to cases
where the public neo;ls are very evident and
very Imperative. It is clear that this is not
such a case.
A a Appeal for Portage jLake Canal.
Washington City. June 18. Ex-Senator
Conger, of Michigan, appeared before
the senate committee on commerce yester
day and made an argument in favor of
the purchase of the Portage Luke canaL
SECRETARY RUSK'S REMARK.
It la Taken as Indicating That the Presi
dent Wants a ftoeond Term.
Wabhington City, June 13. There is a
good dual of comment in political circles
over a published interview with Secretary
of Agriculture Rusk, who was in New
York last week, and in which he was made
to say that in bis opinion "President Har
rison will not only be renominated, but
re-elected. There is no doubt that he is
the choice of the people, for he has given a
splendid administration and made no mis
take." Its Supposed Significance.
Although it has been understood all
along that the president discourages all
talk having reference to the next election,
this utterance, from one of his confidential
advisors, and a cautious speaker to boot,
is taken as indicating that those cluneal to
the president have already adopted his re
nomination as a part of their programme.
Were this not so, it is said, Gen. Kuak
would not have ventured to male the sug
gestion that has occasioned so much com
ment and which is regarded as semi-authorized.
Must Obtain Their Names.
Washington City. June 13. The census
supervisor for the Fifth Pennsylvania dis
trict writes Superintendent Porter that
the Hungarians there refuse to answer
the questions or give their names, and
suggests that they be taken by the num
bers by which they are known in the coal
regions. Porter, in reply, writes that the
number system must not be officially rec
ognized, because it is wholly obnoxious.
and that the names must be obtuii.ed.
Why Mills Is Oflfonded.
Washington City, June 13. rhe de
clination of Mills to serve ca tSe ixtmmit
toe on rules was the cause of cons derable
comment about the Capitol yesterday.
Mills declined to make a statem in t con
cerning his action, but the report is that
he is offended that Speaker Keed did not
give him Kandall s place on the ommit
tee, a position he considered himself en
titled to, s leader on the Det tocratio
By the Name Will They Conquer.
Washington City, Jnne 13. Seven
women, at the suggestion of Miss An
thony, have incorporated themselves into
a new organization in this city under the
name of the "Wimodaughsis," with a capi
tal stock of fcio,000 in to shares. Ths object
f the " lmodanghsis" is the education
r.f women in political science, in ait, liter
ature and physical culture.
For Mississippi Improvement.
Washington City, June 13. Th a senate
commerce committee has agreed upon the
appropriation for yie Mississippi river
in the river and harbor bill. Tha para
graph agreed npon appropriates 3 500,000,
to be expended under the direction of the
Mississippi river commission. No indi
vidual improvements are specified, as they
are in the house bill.
The Whlts-HoiiM Family.
Washington City, June 13. It is an
nounced that Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. McKee,
Mrs. Dimmick, and the children of the
White House will leave Washing! on City
next Tuesday for Cape May, and remain
there dnring the summer. The piesldent
will probably make them weekly visits
nntil the adjournment of congress.
INHALED OXIDIZED MERCURY.
Peculiar and Fatal Accident
to a New
Kkw York, June 13. Mrs. Aldie S.
nill died yesterday from mercur al pois
oning due to a singular accident. Mrs.
Hill had suffered from an affection of fhe
lungs, for the relief of which she inhaled
hot air, nsing a patented apparatus. On
Monday, as usual, she lighted the alcohol
lamp to beat the air, and began to inhale.
She had drawn but a few breaths when
she felt a burning sensation in her tbroat
and chest. Dr. Kufus P. I.inctln was
summoned and found her snfTerirg great
pain and vomiting incessantly.
The Thermometer II ail Kroken.
He administered remedies, but (ould do
little more than lessen the pain. Exami
nation of the hot-air apparatus showed
that the bulb of the thermometer near the
mouthpiece had broken, and that the mer
cury it contained had run into tho appar
atus. There it was vaporized andoxydized,
and oxide of mercury was the powerful
poison which Mrs. Hill had inhaled.
TAKING CENSUS IN FLORIDA.
It Oets Mixed I'p with a Personal Quarrel
with Fatal Consequences.
J AfKsnNVlu.E, Fla., June 13. A Quincy
special says: News reached here lste last
."light of the murder of Jesse Innan by
William C. Wilson, at the home of the
former in the country, sixteen mils west
from town. The men were neighbirs, and
there hal been bail blood bet ween tl icm for
sometime. Wilson is a census enumer
ator. Yesterday he called at 1 moan's
house oflicially to get statistics.
The Old Kow Crops Out.
In the course of the conversation the old
troubles came up, when Wilson licensed
Ionian of stealing a hog from him. In
man and his brother thereiiion attacked
Wilson, one with a knife and tie other
with a club. As soon as Wilson was
struck he drew his knife andrmhed at
Jesse Ionian, slashing his neck almost
from ear to ear. Ionian died instantly.
Wilson fled ami has not been captured.
All concerned are resjiectable whit farm
ers. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS..
Harvey I.. Fames' straw hat facroryat
New York was burned Thursday. lines,
The I t ah National bank, of Salt, Ijke
City, capital frjoo.isio, has lieen authorized
to begin business.
Dr. K. II. Bingham, aged 61, of O-hkosb,
Wis., ilied Thursday. He served through
the war as a surgeon.
Governor Burleigh was renominnted by
the Maine Kepuhlican state comention
held at Augusta Thursday.
The Illinois supreme court lias decided
that the Chicago drainage act i valid.
Judge Magrnder dissented.
Commencement exercises wetn held
Thursday in Knox college, Galesbnrg, and
Illinois college, Jacksonville, Ills.
Sniiclxxly has paid the treasurer at Port
nuron, Mich., tiuo conscious money,
writing that it belongs to the county.
A scene of consternation was caused in
New York Thursday by an explosion of
gas in Broadway. Nobody was hurt.
Money is lieing raised at Industry, Ilia,
and neighboring towns to help fer -et out
the truth about the death of Klla Cordell.
A case declared to be a genuine c ise of
sporadic rhwlera, with the chances against
recovery, was rejiorted.Wednesday at Pitta
At its meeting in Chicago Thursday the
National Furniture Manufecturem' asso
ation decided to make an exhibit .it the
Burglars started a fire in Iitsboro,
Tex., after robbing thirteen of the largest
business houses, and the town was nearly
reduced to ashes.
Fire Thursday iu a building next to the
Astor house. New York, spread to t he ho
tel and damaged it Ho.ooo. There was no
panic among the guests.
The manager of the Lackawanna rail
way lias required all telegraph ojm rators
to either leave the Kail way Telegraphers'
union or the company employ.
Isaac Epson, of Daresville, P.ckens
county, S. C, mortgaged land he didn't
own, ami when be heard that his arrest
was imminent he blew nut his brai ls. .
Census enumerators in Milwaukee are
having a peck of trouble, principidly in
the I'olisli wards, where the peoj Ie are
afraid that it is a scheme to send them
back to Poland.
Another plot against the life of tie czar
has been discovered at St. Petersburg.
The guards at all the approaches o the
Imperial palace have been doubled and
many arrests made.
Joseph Uunvola, a lumberman, was
drowned Thursday just west of Hurley,
Wis., and Tim Sullivan, a miner, was
killed by a Lane Shore train in the same
neighborhood Wednesday night. Sulli
van was drunk.
A iiollcemau s lot is not a happy one
in Chicago. A gang of nughs
jumped on "one of the linest"
iu that city recently and brutally
beat and kicked him so that be wat laid
up for three weeks. The trial canie off
Thursday and the charge of assault was
dismissed, while the fine of $10 for resist
ing an officer waa suspended.
Natioual Temperance Convention.
New York, June 13. The national tem
perance convention waa well attended
yesterday. The question should: "Should
there lie a political party whose dominant
idea is the prohibition of the liquor traf
fic?" led to an animated discussion. The
majority of the speakers favored a Inhi
bition party .as the only means of securing
the prohibition of the liquor business,
while the minority thought the te nper
ance cause could be more rapidly ad
vanced by working through the. older
parties. The convention cloned last night.
Oue thousand dollars was subscribe 1 for
the temperance cause.
Dr. Charles Butler, of New Yorlc, has
given to the University of New York $100,
(XX), putting the institution on a firm ilnan
cial footing. He has also given a like
amount to the Union Theological semi
nary. - ;
Alarming Freaks of a St. Louis
AEMED WITH A BIG BOWIE OITE,
He Speedily Depopulates Two nouses
and Ileigns Supreme In the Neighbor
hood A Scared Servant Girl's Mad
Flight His Visit to Mrs. Weshlde A
Wild Hide Through the Street Much
Panic, But No One Hurt.
ST. Louis, June la The police arrested
a man yesterday who had been creating an
uproar of excitement and reign of terror
in the we4 end. His antics for he is un
doubtedly crazy surpass anything that
has been on record for some time. He
first made himself known about 7 o'clock
Wednesday night. He waa driving in an
3 pen buggy attached to a sorrel horse.
He first stopped at 4627 Eager roaL Get
ting out of the rig he pulled from his boot
an immense bowie-knife and sallied np to
the front door and rang the belL
Created a General Panie
Tbe servant, a young girl, answered the
jrill. When she saw the wild-looking man
flourishing the bowie knife shw gave an
eu-ful scream of terror, leaped from the
loor -tep, cleared the fence at another
bound, and sprang up the street. The
crazy man, not at all dismayed, entered.
iiieiamuy was at dinner, and the crazy
man sat down to the table and ordered a
Mtuud of flesh right next to the heart of a
beast. Theeulire family fled, screaming,
out of the back diHir, and the crazy man.
after sampling the food, returned to bis
buggy and drove oil.
Wanted to Art aa Hair Trimmer.
He next called to pass the compliments
f the day with Mrs. Weshide, who lives
next door. Mrs. Weshide herself came to
the door. 1 he lunatic was calmly trim
ming bis nails with the knife. He very
playfully offered to demonstrate its sharp
ness by trimming the forelock of Mrs,
Weshide's brow. He then told the lady
that money was trash, but he must have
it or he would kill every one in the house.
It was not thirty seconds before he waa
lord of the house. The family and serv
ants all sought refuge in the barn and
barricaded the door.
The Whole Neighborhood Terrified.
By this time the wildest panic and con
fusion was caused iu the neighliorhood by
the tales of the doings of the desperate
man. A hundred terrified faces peejied
out of windows and over fences aa the
maniac again got into his buggy. With a
wild whoop of maniacal glee, he hudied his
horse to a terrific speed, and drove olf. I'p
one street and down another he drove, till
Ins horse was nearly dead from exhaus
tion. Corralled by a Policeman.
Finally he drove iuto a yard at Chouteau
avenue and Manchester road, where he
was captured by Ofticer Harrington. He
was nientilicd as Nicholas llurt., aged 44,
a man who was a "trusty" in the insane
asylum, and escaped some days ago.
WILL LIVE TO RUE HIS MERCY.
A Fond Old Mna Forelvenesa of His
CoRTi.ANn, N. Y., June 13. One day
last week there came here by train from
Hinghamton William C. Ohanler, of Jack-
on township. Pa., an old niafc with hair
and Ward as white as snow, but still quite
vigorous in mind and lody. He applied
to Ieputy Sheriff R J. O.lgrove for help
in hunting his runaway w ife. He was in
his 0th year. His wife was a good many
fears younger than he, and was a buxom
and good looking woman. She hail run
away with one of his hired men, a young
fellow alxuit 30 years old. named Charles
E. lwis, and be had reason to Iwdieve
that the fugitives were living together
The Woman Stark to Her Paramonr.
The pair were located yesterday in rooms
here, where they had set up housekeeping.
I'Wis was arresl-M and arraigned Ix-fore
the police justice on a charge of grand lar
ceny in carrying away the old man s
household effects. The woman stuck to
I .-wis, and for a time scornfully refused
to have anything to say to her husband.
The old man was fond of bis good-looking
young wife., and was ready to forgive and
forget her escapade U she would only go
back home with him. She otistinately re
fused to listen to his pleadings nntil she
found thit that was the only way she
could save Iewis from prison.
Loving nut Mighty Foolish.
Then she relented, and made np with her
fond spouse. The terms she exacted were
that the huslitmd should deed her one of
his farms, and also convey to her the big
stock of applejack on band at bis distil
lery. Finally, that he should let up on his
faithless hired man. The doting husband
joyfully acceded to these conditions, and
set out for home with his recovered spouse
as blithe as a bridegroom. No one ap
peared to prosecute the hired man, whose
blandishments had caused such trouble in
his employer's household, and the police
justice let him go.
THE COWLES SHOOTING CASE.
Trying to Hold Hale for Assault The
Wounded Man'a I position.
MoNTnEAI, June 13. Judge Desnoyers
devoted yesterday morning to considering
whether or not he should discharge from
custody C. C. Hale, who is under arrest
for the shooting of Eugene Cowles, of
Cleveland. Cowles made a statement
which practically clears Hale, but the
judge refused to discharge Hale until an
other attempt can be made to hold him on
a charge of assault. In his deposition
I stated to Hale and my wife a everal times
that any one interfering to deprive me of my
child would tie shot by me if I did not get pro
tection nf the court in time. The threaui I
made were against any one who would try
to deprive me of my child illegally.
Pleads Momentary Insanity for Halo.
I acted all through upon legJ advice from
Cleveland and Toronto, and never overstepped
the boumis of the law. I cannot charge, and
nill not accuse, my hrother-in-Iaw with shoot'
ing me with intent to do me harm. 1 believe
be was momentarily out of his mind, having
been wrought up to that state by witneanlng
the BUfferio'is of my wife, and 1 believe that
both my wife and Mr. Hale are iacapable of
doing an evil act, more esue. ially of doing me
Hla Aeeonnt of the Shooting.
I was sitting with my back to the driver.
reached fomardto oien the carriage door.
As Iliad my hand on the door I saw a curinei-
ty shop ani madome remark about It, mid
turning to my wife said: "There is a curiosity
shop." These were my last words before
beard tlie report. This reisirt waa tiiat or a
ptatol. I got a deluge of blood immediately
and saw that I was shot below the right ear.
I heard my wife scream and she sprang or fe 1
through tlie doorway to the sidewalk. As soon
as my wife sprang by me' I aaw a revolver in
my brother-in-law's hand, and I grabbed it.
lost a considerable quantity of blood. I did
not see my brother-in-law polling the trigger,
but I have no doubt that it was him who shot
On the lllaraod Field.
Chicago, June 13. Yesterday's base ball
playing gave the following scores: Brother
hood: At Brooklyn Brooklyn 5, New
York 7; batteries Van Haltren and Kins-
low, Crane and Brown. At ' Cleveland-
Cleveland 6, Chicago 11; batteries O'Brien
and SutcliSe and Snyder, Barston, Farrell
and Baldwin. Buffalo-Pittsburg and Bos
ton-Philadelphia games postponed rain.
League: At Brooklyn New York 0,
Brooklyn 13; batteries Rusie and Back-
ley and Summers, Lovetfr and Bushong.
At Cincinnati Cincinnati 8, Cleveland 0;
batteries Beatin and Zimmer, Rbines and
Harrington. At Chicago Chicago 16,
Pittsburg 3; batteries Hutchinson and
Kittridge, Schmidt and Decker. Boston
Philadelphia game postponed rain.
Western: At Kansas City Minneapolis
5, Kansas City 8; at Denver St Paul 11,
Denver 14; at Omaha Des Moines 4,
Omaha 8; at Sioux City Milwaukee ,
Sioux City 0. -
OJi SHOUT RATIONS.
An Explanation of the Present
HUNGER DRIVES THEM DESPERATE,
And the Settlers Cattle Suffer la Con-
rqurnre A Mlaleadlng Report Result
In tha Government Reducing the Food
Supply What an Army Officer Says of
the Situation An Interview with Cot,
Swaine at Fort Keogh Arms for the
Miles Citt, Mont, June la The out
break of Cheyennes on the Rosebud which
has caused five companies of United
States troops to take the field at a cost of
thousands of dollars, and which may also
cost the state of Montana a nice sum be
fore the trouble is over, is another case of
starving Indians driven to crime. In 1873
the Cheyennes, after fighting the troops
in several campaigns with courage rarely
excelled by the American savage, surren
dered, and as prisoners of war were put
upon their present reservations. I-iter
this vast band was joined by more of the
tribe from Indian territory.
Rrdneed the Indiana' Ra!ae.
At that time the country "was unset
tled, there was plenty of game and the
military looked out for them, so that the
Indian fared well. The place where Gen.
Miles put them was afterward set aside
for their use by the interior department,
which took charge of them. It is the gar
den spot of Montana, and settlers soon
commenced to come in. To-day the entire
reservation is surrounded with ranches.
Previous to Agent Vpshaw's coming a
man named Stevens, who was connected
with the agency, reorted to the interior
ilepart inent that the Cheyennes were rap
idly liecoming self-supporting. In conse
quence of this report the trils rations
were reduced one-half,with the result that
many died during the winter of isss from
starvation, and the facts were reported to
With the Inevitable Result.
The game having all been driven out of
the country, and there lieing thousands of
head of cattle roaming just out of the res
ervation, the Cheyennes took what was
not given them. In other words, they
have been killing and living on tho ranch
men's cattle. From killing it for use they
rapidly advanced to the stage where they
killed it out of pure Indian cussedness,
actuated no doubt by the feeling that in
this way they could "get even" with the
whites who cut their rations down. Lieut
Roliertson, of the First cavalry, who is
stationed at the agency, says it is enough
to touch the hardest-hearted to go through
the Cheyennes' camps and witness the
hunger of the reds.
Daily Fowl Supply of the Red.
Not only have they had but half rations,
but the government. has not given them
the means of getting a livelihood from
farms of their own. For eleven years
many of them have been separated from
their husbands, wives, and children, the
latter being confined on a reservation ft ill
miles away. For many years the daily
food supply of the Cheyennes has lieen:
Beef, including bone, three-fourths of a
.Kuind; flour, four ponds; coffee, three and
one-half ounces; sugar, one-half ounce:
salt, t hree-letit hs of an ounce. These ra
tions are issued once every t wo weeks. At
the end of the first week Lieut. Robertson
says these rations are all gone and the
Indians live on the cattle of settlers.
Another Grievance ot Mr. l.o.
Some time a-o it was determined to or
ganize, a company of til Cheyenne scouts.
About sixty enlisted, and among the ap
plicants was Two Moons a chief, who was
refused. He ticcame dissatisfied for some
reason, and tried to persuade those who
had enlisted to desert, but did not suc
ceed. Then followed the arrest of five In
dians for t he murder of Ferguson. It is
not thought all these Indians are guilty,
and their arrest has filled the other In
dians with fear, so that both w hites and
reds are suspicious. One won! or thought
less move on the part of eit her will act as
a mntch to a powder wagon.
Arrival of Arms for Settlers.
Intense alarm exists throughout this re
gion, and at. any moment rcorts may
come in of the breaking out of hostilities.
The danger is not at. the agency, where
troojis are, but between this fort and the
agency, where Indians are roaming, and
where settlers are scattered. Col. C. D.
Curtis, aide de camp to Gov. Toole, has ar
rived with arms and ammunition. Imme
diately after his arrival he had a consulta
tion with Col. Swaine, conmandcr of
Col. Bryan States Some Facts.
With Col. Curtis went Col. Bryan, one
of the settlers who have deserted their
ranches. He explained the situation, say
ing that a numlier of settlers, with their
families, bad left their homes owing to
the threatened outbreak of the Cheyennes;
that the Indians were burning signal fires
on the hills," and supposed friendly Indi
ans had w arned the settlers to leave the
country, as war would soon be inau
gurated; that Indians who had adopted
civilized garb had thrown it off, and were
out in full Iudian rig; that l.uin Holt,
another settler, who has also come into
Miles City, had been warned by an In
dian boy to go, as messengers had been
sent to Standing Rock agency to get help
from the Sioux; that they were going to
take Agent Vpshaw's scalp sure, and
would take tbe soldiers' seal ps, too.
Mo Transportation for Troop.
Col. Swaine said there were two troops
of cavalry at the agency, and three of in
fantry and one of cavalry on the way to
the threatened settlement, but owing to
the lack of transportation facilities, be
could not place troos at all points de
sired by the committee. During the con
ference it developed that sixty-five yonng
bucks, with forty-eight guns, were hiding
near the Roman Catholic mission. fourteen
miles from the agency, and that Maj. Car
roll, in charge of the troops at the agency,
knew nothing of it Col. Swaine at the
suggestion of Col. Curtis aent orders to
have theae bucks disarmed. Tbe situation
is extremely perilous for settlers.
HIS CLAIM WAS REJECTED.
A Suit Over the Johnstown Flood
elded for the Company.
PirrsniTHO, Pa., June 18. Mrs. F. S.
Tarbel and child were passengers on the
ill fated day express of the Pennsylvania
railroad, and lost their lives in the Johns
town disaster. Mr. Tarbell brought suit
against me r ennsyivania l tail road com
pany for (."AM) damages, claiming that
tbe loss of the train waa due to the negli
gence of the company officials in not hav
ing it run to a place of safety. The case
has occupied nearly two weeks, and was
concluded yesterday, the jury finding a
verdict in favor of the comiumy. It is
probable that it will be taken to the su
The Typographical Convention.
ATLANTA, Ga., June 13. The Typo
graphical nnion yesterday re-elected E. T.
Plank president and W. S, McClevy sec
retary and treasurer. The other officers
elected are: First vice president H. J.
Loser, Nashville; second vice president, J.
Yon Buettner, Galveston; third vice pres
ident, P. J. Weldon, Chicago. Victor K.
Williams, of Chicago, was made organizer
for the fourth district and Alex J. Mullen,
of Minneapolis, and Frank R Reat, of Cin
cinnati, delegates to the Federation of La
bor. A Decision Against Grain Speculation.
oFBlNGFErLD, HI., June 13. The su
preme court has affirmed the decision of
the lower court in the case of William
Soby, of Jacksonville, an agent for a Chi
cago board of trade firm. Soby was con
victed of making deals for future delivery
without intending to receive or deliver the
commodity. The supreme court holds
that Soby's agency waa manifestly not of
a legitimate character.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
A.T POPULAR PRICES,
la always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
Til Mat- of Marylnd ' Stork.
Haitimhuk, June 13. Kdward K. Ba
ron at rived here bt!t nijjht from New
York. To-day he paid over to the Mate of
Maryland U-twoen tl,o,otiO and t.:ion,0tiO
for the pretrrml B. and O- stock w hit h
the sxnie has held. He will aftemard
sHtlc with the Hopkins university for the
capital stock he has Uiught from it.
The RitnH of a lt-aM.
VliMilMA, Ills., June 1A The pelvic
lioncsof a m:tstidon were uncovered on a
farm near this city yesterday. Search is
being inado for the remainder of the skele
ton. The animal front which the bones
came was not h-w than thirteen feet high
and eighteen feet loug.
Wont Kain-Stnrn of the ttrMn.
Au m rs, X. Y., June 13. The worst
rain-storm of the Reason in this vicinity
et in about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Cellars in nil parts of the city were flood
ed, and the city sewer ples were burst in
maiy plac. The loss is estimate,! at
I'M icaoo, June 1J.
Following are the quotations on the board
of traile to-day: Vi het N. 2 June, opened
tCV-, closed KTtfc-; Juiy, opened Hr(,c, cloHed
aeijc; September, op ned rhwed o.
Crn-Ko. S Juno, opened ..1 rlot-ri 34c;
July, opened and cl I -4L-r; September,
opened and cltwed SM". tints No. X Jnne.
oiened ZT7-, rloeod :7o; July. oened and
closed Snc: September, oirned :6Vrloaed
2Hc. lNrk-Juiie. opened S3.7&. cloeed ;
July, opened $1 clotted $12.75: August,
oened fliTS, chwed fliTtt. Lard-July,
opened and closed ;Llt!tt.
Live sto k Union t-t- x-k yards prices were
quoted as follows: Hogs Mark t otned
artiVd and firm with prices .VrjlOc higher;
light (rrades, i3.fi5ur3 rout-h locking, ta.70
iU i-75;mi-ed lots, UTTU!; heavy packing
and shipping lota. $3.ttlt4.(Kl.
rYodnce: Mutter - Finest creameries. 1.1ft
Vftij per lb: tinest dniries, KMlc; packing,
stork, 4tjr.1c Eggs Htrictly feesh, Ltu lSvy;
per do . I'oultry Chickens, a,poc per lb.;
turkeys, 7c: ducks, KlfMr. geese. t-Ukifr-VUO per
dos. l'otatiee - On track common and mixed.
:T )r bo; 1 'eerie. 4tM. - burbanka,
anXa sweet tatoes, $aO"'tA75 - per bbL
Apples-$4- n5.tw per but Strawberries 5o
New York, Jnne 12.
Wheat No. t red winter. ca,h; do
July, WMJc; do August. B)4jc; do Septemler,
KF-jc, foru-No. t mixed. 4Hc cash; do
July. 41c; do August. CHn; do September,
43c, Oat- - Steady; No. t mixed, 84o ask:
do June, tto; do July. ao. Rye Quiet.
Barley -Quiet. Pork -Quiet; - mess, 18.7ft .
14. S. La.d -Quiet; July. $8.18; August, .t.
Live Work: Cattle-No trading In heevee;
arrssea ueer, a earty; native side. MiWru,
l. Mieen and
lArabs .sheep, dul.; lambs.
steady; s ei-p, .:,7' S.-?U - l k g,K 1. niM.
woo . mm. lings -Nominally steady; live him
Hay Ttplsnd prairie. $9 Sflftll.OO
fcUy Tinwuiy $7.60$ t.M.
Bay Wild, (10 Ou.
Oats 17 ii 29
oust son ii
Ot r J WoooSS V $4.( 0.
This powder never varies. A Barrel of' parity
strength and wbotesomaess. More economics
taaa the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold la
eompeatioB wits the multitude ot low test, hort
weight alara or pr phosphate powders . 60M onl
saeeae. hoiu. Baaiae Fovdbm Co., lua wall
8U, M. Y.
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Jade Clothing
&m&mJ&4 vi - It:
B. BIRKEN H" J2Xj),
2011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and toys,
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
lf)08 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLA KD, ILL.
m:. e. mtjrrtn
Choice Family Groceries
A flrst n... , v , ThW rvent7st St.. Ro3k IslanJ.
patrt.' so??iu f GrOCerie th,t "iUbc W"t livin g prices. A share ot public
CITY PAINT SHOP
DBUCEMIIIEE & CO.,
AH kinds of '
Painting, Graining, Paper Hanging and Kalsomining.
9" All work warranted and done to order on ahort notice.
Shop No. 310 Seventeenth street, bet. 3d and 4th avenne.
Second Hand Goods
The htghe. price paid floods of en- kta.
Uaa opened his New and Spacious-
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenne
wnere ne would be pleased to see
-T.A" kind' of drtnk M as Ale and
, .a un city WDa e you can get it. Roast Beef rLon L.7.Z .7 " .". " !
Proprietor of Brady Street
All kinds of CUT irLnvraas Afl-tl-tljAhll 9 run K n1
One Block North of Cential Prk.
' urn tamest la Iowa.
F. 177. HERLITZKA.
No. 229 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider's grocery. Rock Island.
for fine fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Made la tna latest style. Also repairing dose wit neaUieu .d;dip.U:h.
AND SCHOOL SLTPLIKS-
The nwt deliriou- in the tri cities, made from pure cream
and flavored w.ih .M the popular flavors, in ai.y ga ...t.tv to
prUes,,i"c'.,,'n 10 api )",s 1""
in New and
,u ,de. sell or buy anyth.n.
'No. 1614 Second Avenue.
Porter, and th. -.11 w '.
and If." thr
J U IU 13.
4tW Brails Street