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THE KOCK ISL.AN D ARGUS, SAT TODAY, JUNE 14,
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Published Dally and Weekly at 1M Second Are
uoe, Kork Inlmod, 111.
J. W. Potter,
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In Hock Island coanty. -
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WOMAN'S CHRISTIAN WORK
Tfcft rerelsaMlMlenar) Marlrty aftae
Rack Inlaasl Iriatrlec r the M. E.
Caareh The Menntaa Tn Week..
The normal meeting of the Woman's
Foreign Missionary society of tbe Rock
Island district of tbe Methodist church
convened at Kewsnee from Tuesday to
Friday cf this week, with a good number
in attendance. Mrs W. H. Hyde, presid
ing. The programme was interesting and
varied. Among tbe topics were: "Chris
tisoity a Missionary Religion," Mrs Hat-
tie Pierce, Galva; "Work in Foreign
Fields," Miss 8. M Dt Line, a returned
missionary, Bombay. India; "What
Christianity Does tor Women," Mrs- John
Parks, Reynolds; ''Responsibility of Not
Doing," Mrs. O. H. Creel, Rock Island;
"Twig Bending." Mrs. J. N. Stephens.
Moline. Tbe workers hour was in charge
of Mrs. Cora Tnllis Reed, conference sec
retary, Abingdon, whom the delegates
consider entitled to especial commends
tion for ths manner in wbich it was con'
Reports were received from twelve
auxiliaries with a n,embersbip of 275.
showing that during the year there had
been an increase in numbers and interest
Miss De Line, wbo was present during
the meeting, was of great assistance, her
address on Wednesday evening being
listened to with interest by an apprecia
Officers were elected for the ensuing
year as follows:
President Mrs FI. W. Hyde. Moline
Corresponding Secretary Mrs. Emma
. sioan. Btoiioe.
Recording Secretary Mrs. Hobart,
Treasurer Miss Ida Barrett, Port By
CLOl'GH HAS GONE.
The- Keek Iwlaad laaertakrr Kid
Aalea la the Taw a. bat H-jiaa
A lane. '
Frank dough, the undertaker, con
cerning whom there has been considers
ble of a scandal of late as alluded to from
time to time in tbe Annus, packed bis
trunk last night and took a late train for
the east, vowing never to again return to
Rock Island. His wife stated this morn
ing that she didn't koow where her bus
band bad eone. She only knew that be
bad bade bis children farewell and
started. She said she would endeavor to
carry on his late business and seek a de
cree of separate maintenance and en
deavor to support her children.
Tbe young woman whose name has
been unfavorably connected with Clougb's
did not accompany him, and her mother
told an A noes reporter this morning that
she did not believe her daughter would
care to now. So there is no elopement
so far and it is to be hoped tbe scanda
lous part of the proceedings will close
with dough's departure.
Cbrm Lorenz, an employe at the
Rock Island upper saw mills, forged the
name of J. J. Reimers to a promissory
note, ,and attempted in exchange for it
and bis watch to obtain a betterone from
Ramser, the ieweler. Mr. Ramser de
tected the fraud, and had LoreDZ arrested
Mr. Iteimers did not prosecute the
boy, but Magistrate Wivill gave him
a lecture, and fined him $10 and costs
for disorderly conduct.
Tbe police have been advised that Roy
and Guy Humphrey, aged twelve and ten
years, are missing from their borne in Mo
line. They were seen near Taylor Ridge
this morning and their father has gone in
pursuit of them.
A stranger rented a horse and buggy
from Maas' livery barn in Davenport,
unhitched the horse and turned it loose
in Rock Island, bitched up a better horse
belonging to himself and has gone with
tbe liveryman's buggy and harness.
At Trinity church. Rev. C. II . ETellogg
will officiate at 10:45 a. m., 12 m.
and 7:36 p. m. Services at the chapel at
2 30 p. in.
At the Christian Cbapel, tomorrow
will be observed as Children's day. At
tbe morning service tbe pastor. Rev. T.
W. Grafton, will address the Sunday
school on "Tbe Children of tbe Bible.''
In the evening tbe subject will be:
"Weapons Which Have Keen Bored.
Young people's meeting at 6:45 p. m.
At the First Baptist cbiircb, Sunday
school at 9:30 a. m .. J. W. Welch, super-,
intendent. Children's Day exercises at
10:45 a. m. Sunday school at the Forty,
fourth street chapel at 3 p. m., C. L.
At tbe United Presbyterian church,
preaching at 10:45 a. m. and 8 p. m. by
tbe pastor, tbe Key. II. C. Marshall.
Sabbath school at 9:30 a. m. Young
people's meeting at 7 15 p. m. Teachers'
meeting at the close of prayer meeting on
At the Broadway Presbyterian church,
the Rey. W. S. Marquis, pastor, will
preach at 10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Theme in the morning, "The Gospel of
SC John." In tbe evening, "Thou Shalt
Not Steal." Sunday school at 9:10 a. m.
South Park Mission school at 2:30 p. m.
Young people's meeting at 6:43 p. m.
For the First M. E. church, preaching
at 10:45 a. m. and 7:45 p. m. at tbe rink,
by the Rev. G. W. Gue. Morning sub
ject: "John the Baptist" Evening:
"Oar Country's Flag and the Cross of
Christ." Young people's meeting at 7 p.
m ; Sunday school at 9:15 a. m- in the
rink, J. F. Robinson, superintendent.
Notice the change of time for evening
The A. J. Whitney came down.
Tbe Verne Swain was in and out
her daily local trade.
The J. 8. Keator came down with six
teen strings of logs.
The stage of the water was' 8:10 at
noon; tbe temperature 78.
The Bart E. Linehan, Louisville, A. J.
Whitney and Sam Atlee came down.
A Lrng Disputed Point at Last
WHO WAS THE GREENBACK'S "DAD?"
A T alai f-om Abraham Lincoln Giving
the rVrdit to Col. Dick Taylor, of 1111
aola The Honxe Civil Service Commu
te Find Fault with Bishop Oberly and
Lyman, bnt Exonerate Thompaon and
Roosevelt The Senate Lingers Over the
Washington Citt, June 14. There has
been more or leas controversy, as is known,
as to tbe paternity of the "greenback,? the
little piece of paper now so highly valued,
but which was looked upon with so much
distrust when fintt issued. It was quite a
period of time before any one put in a
claim for recognition as the creator of our
present esteemed paper currency: not un
til it success was assured by its own per
sistency in meeting the best requirements
of a circulating medium. Then came men
of national reputation who were willing
to acknowledge it as an offspring, notably
Salmon P. Chnse, nnder whom, aa secreta
ry of the treasury, it came into being.
Other Claimants for the Honor.
But we have the bigh authority of Iin
eoln for the statement that he, in the early
days, looked upon it with distrust. Eld
ridge G. Spaulding, at that time a mem
ber of the ways and means committee,
which was nianuofvering to provide the
sinews of war as well as the muscle, has
been credited with the organization of
this, "the finest currency in the world."
Others, too, have been introduced in this
character, but enough of this, by the way
of introductory, as it is the purpose of this
article to prove that an Illinois man, of no
extended national repute, was first inst ru
mental in bringing forth this blessing in
the guise of sound paper money, and this
upon no less authority thau that of Abra
It Waa an Illinois Man.
The house committee on war claims has
made a report, without recommendation,
on the claim of Col. Edmund D. Taylor,
of Chicago, who asks for a payment of
$15,000 as compensation for services ren
dered during the war, and for moneys ex
pended to supply Illinois troops with
necessaries. Attached to this report is a
copy of a letter from President Lincoln, in
which, among other things. Col. Taylor is
credited with the origination of the green
Iresldent Lincoln's Testimony.
This letter, which is of historical inter
est, is as follows:
Mr I'bar Colokcl Hick: I hare lone deter
mined to make public the oririn of the jrreen
back and tell the world that it is one of Hick
Taylor's creations. You had always been
friendly to me, and when tronblous time fell
upon us, and my shoulders, though broad and
willing, were weak, anttrnyself surrounded by
such cirt-niinitances and such people that I
knew not whom to trust, then I said in my ex
tremity, "I will send for Vol. Taylor; he will
know what to do." I think it was In January,
IstEi, on or about the lrlth, tliat I did so.
Col. Dick's Advice.
You came and I said to you, "What can we
do?" Said you, "Why, Lwui treasury notes
beariiiK no interest, printe 1 on the best bank
iiiK paper. Issue nnutrh to pay oft the army
excnes an I (l-cUre it leiral tender." t'haso
thought It a hazardous thuiir. but we finally
accnniplmhe I It, and eave to tbe people of Ibis
republic the greatest blessing they ever had
their own paper to pay their own debts.
It is due to yon, the father of tbe present
prcenbck. tba' the people should know it. and
1 take great pleasure in making it known
How ninny times have I laughed at you telling
me plainly that I was too lazy to be anything
out a lawyer. ours truly.
Abraham Lincoln, President.
THE CIVIL SERVICE INQUIRY.
A Keport That Censures Lyman and Ober-
Iv in the Campbell Case.
Washington Citt, June 14. The select
committee of the house instructed to in
vestigate the charges against the civil ser
vice commission has submitted its report.
the most of it being devoted to the case of
Alex Campbell, who gave some civil serv
ice questions to Mrs. Smith, from whom
they were ' obtained by Mr. Flynii, who
tried to sell them to Miss Dahney and
failed, the latter testifying that the ques
tions Flynn offered her were the same
asked her at the examination.
The Conclusion in the Case.
The committee says regarding this
Mr. Otierly, Mr. Lyman and Mr. Iioylc each
Investigated to a greater or less extent the
charge against Campbell, and found him
guilty of a brei-h of discipline, and he was
reprimanded. If the administration of the
civil service was not to fall into disrepute. Mr,
Campbell should have been dismissed. His re
tention indicated groan laxity of discipline and
shows that th- administration of the commis
sion was not at that time su h as to receive or
merit public confidence. It is snhtniited that
if the commission had discharged its duty with
proier vigor and regard for the public it
would have become manifest that Campbell's
ret'Dtlon was not defensible, and it would
s em to follow that if his retention was not
proper, his promotion wi not warranted.
Commissioners Neglect Iuty.
Tbe committee cannot accept as satisfactory
the answer of Mews. Oberly, Lyman and
Ioyle that they believe that the questions
Campbell copied were obsolete. The facts dis
closed to the committee convince it that the
omission to ascertain the truth was as repre
hensible as to have disregarded It after it had
been ascertained, and is little lees culpable;
and whether they failed through iuA'iffe.rence
or partiality to learu the facts, or knowing
them failed to take such action as the public
service obviously demanikxl, is not a matter of
great importance the neglect of duty in either
case i condemned.
Aa to the failure of Roosevelt and
Thompson to take action in the case when
they had investigated it, the committee
says it was "res ad judicata" to them and
they were justified In letting it drop.
Thompson and Koosevelt All Klght.
The other case investigated involved
Thomson and Roosevelt, and were those
of E. D. (Bailey, Thomas Mitchell (who
waa recommended for a position in the
pension office), and Mr. Shidy (who waa
discharged by the postmaster at Milwau
kee for giving information regarding the
Milwaukee office to the commissioners,
and recommended by them individually
for a place in the census bureau). The
committee finds that there waa nothing
wrong in either of these cases, and con
cludes by declaring the course of Commis
sioner Lyman censurable, and exonerating
Thompson and Roosevelt from the charges.
A recommendation is made, that the
president be suppied with a copy of the
The Congressional Brief.
Washington Citt, June 14. The senate
yesterday . agreed to the resolution ap
pointing R K. Valentine sergeant-at-arma.
" The silver bill was then resumed,
and a iter some debate it was concluded
to postpone the close of general talk nntil
Monday at 3 p. m. Morgan then contin
ued his speech to a conclusion, declaring
for free coinage, but holding that the par
ity of gold and silver could not be brought
about by the United States alone. Several
others engaged in a running debate, and
Daniels had the floor. when he yielded for
a secret session, and at 6:'M the senate ad
journed. In the house the sundry civil bill was
reported. An amendment was adopted
appropriating CJU.OOO fora Dublic building
at Cedar Rapids, la. An attempt was
made to strike out the clause for an irri
gation survey, but failed, and tbe bill was
still pending at 5 p m., when recess; was
taken to 8. At the evening aession thirty
private pension bills were advanced to
third reading, but none passed.
The Senate Seems Willing; to Listen to It
Washington City, June 14. The sen
ate seems loth to conclude the intermina
bletalk on the silver question. Yesterday
the close of general debate was postponed
nntil Monday and the business of threah-
ing old straw went on all day. Aid rich
said that all substantially agree 1 upon
the evil effects of the "outlowirig" of sil- 1
ver, but a complete remedy would only be
found in opening the mittta of the vorld to
free coinage and the United States could
not do it alone. Any act passed would
only be tentative, Tbe inflation that
would follow tbe unlimited pure lase of,
silver would raise prices and induce an
era of wild speculation.
Stewart Tries It Again.
Then Stewart, who has already rnmped
the subject dry, took another turn a( the
bellows. In reply to Edmund's q lestion
whether we have now a double sti.ndard.
he said that we had to an extent, bat that
we were asked to give it np by th-j house
bilL We would now have silver on a par
ity with gold if the secretary of tho treas
ury had not used his discretion igainst
silver rather than in favor of 16. The
present law was good enough if ill spirit
was carried out.
Blair Has an Objection.
Blair said that the worst feat ure about
the propositions was the proviMon to
make the certificates legal tender.. He be
lieved that to be in violation of ti e con
stitution. Reagan advocated the unlim
ited coinage of silver. In response I t ques
tions by Hoar, ReaHn admitted tht.t rates
of interest had declined, and the necessa
ries of life gone down, while wages had
gone np since the demonetization act of
1STA He said, however, that in denounc
ing the act be was shaking about the
purchasing power of money, not ab-mttbe
rates of interest.
The members of the senate finan e com
mittee have made a careful canvass of the
senate and they admit that when a vote is
taken on the silver bill the friends of
free coinage will probably be able t i carry
the senate. The condition of things as re
gards silver legislation is becoming so
mixed as the time draws near for ti e final
vote to be taken that no one seems to be
able to give a good guess as to what the
outcome of the. contest will be. Speaker
Reed is heartily at work with the mends
of the administration to save the bullion
redemption feature of the house bill, and
it is well known that should it be elimin
ated the bill would have a poor chnnce of
receiving the presidential mgnattirt-.
WHAT THE VETERANS WILL GET.
A Statement Showing the Appropriations
Washington City, June 14. Henderson
of Iowa took occasion Thursday to make
a detailed statement of the appropriations
made so far for the leiiefit of the v terans
of the war for the Union. He explained
that exclusive of postal receipts th i gross
revenues of the government would lie
about S5.(irt0,0il0, and he added in con
clusion: "it is proper the soldiers should
know these facts." It will he seeti ttmt
nearly 45, per cent, of the estimated gov
ernment income goes to the soldier.
Appropriations in Detail.
Following are the items nppropHated:
Regular pension bill. f.S,-4-J7,4;i; -lrgent
deficiency, .'l.tn,0O!; soldiers' home (de
ficiency), $M,iiM. artificial limbs (defi
ciency). $ti0,ti; pny and bounty claims,
tl.l'-SM'--'; soldiers' homes, t2,lnl,7! i;' aid
for state homes. 4O.0tl; artificial liml,
f4rj,ti-, pay and bounty claims, t SO.tHJli;
expenses of pension office, $2,4:10,1.' 0; rec
orLs and pension division, war depart
ment. fM7,!!7tl; act for. total helple-wness,
45.0UI; .'.i-neral pension act (passed Wednes
day. 4il.IMi.0lO, urgent deficiency, :a7(v
K; total, 17'J,41!I,7H1.
CALLED IN SPECIAL SESSION.
The Illinois Legislature to Meet an I Con
sider World's Fair Matters.
Sri:isr,m;Lri, Ills., June 14. Governor
Fifer has issued a call for a sjecial ression
of the legislature, the nieniliers of which
are to couvene at the capitol in Spriiigfleld
July 2.1. The call includes only a not ice
of matters relating to the World's fair.
No other legislation can be held lit the
special session. The questions presented
are hs follows: The submission of a const i
tutional amendment, permitting Cl.icago
to suhscrilie t",um,(iO to the Worlds fair
fund, to the voters at the November elec
tion; to enact legislation authorizing the
use of any of the Chicago parks for l he lo
cation of said fair; and to vest CI if ago
with the authority of eminent doim in in
behalf of said fair, said authority to cease
May 1, 1M.
THE ELLA CORDELL MVSTER.
A rost-Morteia Examination Reveal the
Cause of Death.
Canton, Mo., June 14. A committee
from Indastry, accompanied by Dr. I Ulgar
Balles, of Macomb, and assisted by Drs.
B. Turner and B. H. Smith, Jr., ol Can
ton, visited the cemetery here yesterday
and caused the body of Ella Cordell to lie
exhumed. A thorough post mortem ex
amination was made, which showed that
death was caused by a criminal open tion.
The physicians were all equally positive as
to the facts and cause of death. The com
mittee fully expressed themselves, its to
the individual responsibility for the girl's
condition. The report of the examination
and investigations at Canton will un
doubtedly cause a big sensation in their
SHOT HIS UNFAITHFUL WIFE
Bnt Failed to Square Matters with Ifer
Milwaukee, Wis., June 14. Mrs. Sam
Kimhell, the wife of a saloon keeper at
153 Clinton stre-1, was shot and moitally
wouuded last night by her husband. Liv
ing with the Kimhell family was Kit hard
McDonald, who hud formally hcen a bar
tender for Kimbell at Marinette, Wis.
Mrs. Kimliell was discovered by her bus
band alout 10 o'clock last night in Mc
Donald's room. Rushing in Kimbell fired
a bullet into his wife's brain. The he
turned the revolver on McDonald, but the
latter grabbed the wcaixm from bis hand,
saving his own life. Mrs. Kitnlsdl cannot
live. Both Kimtiell and McDonald are in
Fatally Hurt at l'olo.
SlOUX CITY, la., June 14. Fred B. Close,
a wealthy English banker, was fatU r in
jured last evening by being thrown from
his horse in a game of polo between the
Sioux City and Letnars clulm. Mr. CI se's
horse collided with another, and after he
had been thrown to the ground he was
kicked and stunned by bis own horse.
The other horse fell upon him.
Another Feminine Irlze Winner.
Boston, Mass., June 14. It .is an
nounced that the Sargeant prize of fib) for
the best metrical version of the Twenty
ninth ode of the Third Book of Hoi ace,
has been awarded to Miss N. L. Iiee , of
the Harvard annex. This is the first t ime
that any one of eth "annex" students has
succeeded in carrying off the honors wiich
are generally supposed to belong to the
students of the sterner sex.
Those Harvard Red Painters.
Boston, June 14. The story recently
published that the Harvard vandals vere
known, and that owing to their bigh so
cial connections an exposure was not ti be
made, is emphatically denied by tbe au
thorities at Harvard. It is reported t hat
the faculty are, doing all they can to ;lnd
the offenders. They have no clue even as
to what sort of men did it. '
Buried in tba Ruins.
Aberdeen, S. D., June 14. A heavy
windstorm in western Marshall county
yesterday morning demolished seven bn rns
and the residence of George Secord at
Burch. Mrs. Secord and her 6-year-old
boy were buried in the ruins. The boy
was killed but the mother will recover.
Olven Whits-Cap Jostle.
Athol, Mass., June 14. The wife of
Fred Rogers while being severely bea ven
by her husband jumped from a window to
escape him and waa badly injured. Rog
ers was visited later by - about fifty t i ti
tans and treated to a taste of White-f 'ap
Death-Dealing Storms Sweep
Over the Country,-
A CLOUD-BUESrS FEABFUL WOSK.
Six Persons, Three of Them Women,
Drowned Near Maysville, Ky. A Fr!f;ht
fnl Railway Wreck with Three Fatali
ties A Cool Knglneer'a Kseape from
Destruction Lightning's Work In North
Dakota A Total Wreck Made of Crops
Matsville, Ky.. June 14. The terrible
storm of Thursday night and yesterday
morning caused a series of frightful dis
asters at Bull's creek, four miles east of
this city, in which six persona were
drowned. A like number are missing,
and it is feared are lost, and three other
persons wens killed in a railroad wreck
caused by the work of the storm. About
midnight a heavy rain storm, accompan
ied by thunder and lightning, occurred.
Every minute the storm inareased in fury.
A I.iill to Gather Strength.
Suddenly there was a lull, followed by
a crash of thunder that seem! to rend the
hills. For a moment all was black; then
there was a roar as of Niagara. Two im
mense clouds had come together and Bull
creek was a roaring river. A solid wall of
water swept down the narrow valley
where the little stream had its course.car-
rymg houses, fences, liarus and every
thing iM-fore it. It is lielieved that at least
a dozen persons were drowned or killed in
Six Dead Bodies Found.
The following dead bodies have been
John RtiggleH, a well-known fisherman
Lucy Pest le r, a widow, and her daugh
ters, 1 let tie and Julia, and two sons.
Tom Williams' dwelling was struck bv
lightuing and burne4 to the gronnd,
the family barely 'escaping. James Ir
win's sawmill was swept away com
pletely, not a vest life of it remaining. The
stone culvert on the Chesapeake & Ohio
railroad over Bull creek was washed out
into the river while the storm- was at its
height, and the westbound freight train
ran into a washout, causing a fearful
The Wreck of a Train.
The engine and nineteen cars were piled
one upon top of another, almost out of
sight in the creek bottom. Engineer C. C
Roadcap, of Greenup county. Fireman
Morris Honaker, of Iewis county, and
Krakeman Charles U. Eaton were buried
beneath the wreck. Conductor W. R.
Watts and Krakeman W. A. Eove jumped
from the hind car and escaped unhurt.
The train was made np of thirty-two cars.
Nine car-loads of shoes and boots for
Ix)iiLsville went down in the wreck. A
fast w;rvcking train on the way to the
scene ran over Frank Scott, a colored em
ploye, and killed him. A passenger train
came near running into the freight wreck,
the engineer failing to see the flagman.
RAN A RACE WITH DEATH
And V I.ucky F.noiieh to Beat the Oriin
New Yoi:k, June 14. There was ape
culiar incident, with a narrow escape from
serious consequences, on the Ontario and
Western railway the other day. The car
penters who an- at work building the new
station nt MoitntHiiidule permitted a car
heavily had-d with linnU-r to get away
from their control. The car started off
on the heavy grade down the mountain
toward Siiiiiinerville, nine mil.-s distant,
and, gathering headway as it moved, w-as
so-m running at a frightful sjieeii.
A .rvcl Train's Danger.
Fortunately, at that hour there was no
passenger t rain due on the sincle track
lietweeu the two stations. But there
stood a gravel train on the level spot of
track near Suiunierville. The engineer of
this train, who was alone On hoard, heard
the roar and saw the cloud of dust that
signaled t he approaching peril. With in
stant presence of mind be got his engine
in motion, under a full head of steam,
Imi kiii! his train up the ascending grade
on the opposite mountain .side toward the
A Wreck hut o Lives I.ot.
He succeeded in running three miles be
fore he was struck by the runaway car,
which had somewhat slackened its speed
in following the gravel train up the grade.
The collision, however, make a had wreck
of the engine and gravel chars. The en
gineer bravely stuck to his post, and es
caped without serious injury.
A Stockman Instantly Killed.
BisMAKt'K, N. I)., June 14. Thursday
night's electrical storm was accompanied
by its usual fatalities. Down in Cass
county, near G rail in, a wealthy stockman
named Marshall, from Dead wood, S, D.,
while driving a herd of cattle in the storm
to the Black Hills country was struck by
lichtninK and instantly killed. One of
his assistants by the name of Clark was seven-ly
stunned, but will recover. The
night telegraph ojterator at Windsor sta
tion was knocked senseless, the telegraph
wires lieing overcharged from the effects
of the lightning.
Heavy Damage to the Crops.
Sini.EY, la, June 14. An electric storm
accompanied with hail struck here Thurs
day nit'lit carrying with it buildings,
wind mills, etc., and filling the streets
with debris. Five thousand window lights
were knocked out and everything green
was pounded into tbe ground by the liaiL
The Tops are a total wreck. A water
sKiiit broke, north of here. The damage
in town w ill exceed 10,(loU Otto creek U
a mile wide.
Klght Men Probably Drowned.
Halifax, June 14. Eight men belong
ing to the American fishing schooner
Fanny A. Spurting are missing. The ves
sel arrived at North Sidney yesterday, and
the captain reported that the men were
out in four dories on Wednesday last off
Cape North. A strong tide waa running
and tTie men were unable to reach the
schooner. Nothing has since been heard
Collision on the Rail.
Danville, Ills., Jnne 14. The Watseka
accommodation and tbe fast train on the
Chicago and Eastern Illinois railroad had
a headend collision here on account of
defective air brakes. Engineer Van blent
was seriously bruised and several passen
gers sustained slight injuries. Both en
gines were completely wrecked.
Yardmen Threaten to Strike.
- PrrrsnL'Rn, June 14. A special from
Newcastle, l'u., says the yardmen on the
Pittsburg & Western aud lMttsburg
& Lake Erie railroads have made a de
mand for an increase of wages to $2 for
ten hour's work. They are now getting
tl.75 and tl.80 and threaten to strike if the
wages are not advanced.
riayed the Races and Skipped.
New Yoiik June 14. A special to The
Evening Post from Louisville, Ky., says
Edwin T. Elliott, assistant passenger
agent of the Louisville and Nashville rail
road at Louisville, is missing with about
15,000 of the company's niouey, which he
is supjawed to have lost on the races.
O'Connor Hell Out of The Mar.
London, Jnne 14. T. P. O'Connor's in
terest in The Star has been purchased by
his partners in the enterprise, the price
paid being 15,000. The terms of the
transaction include a stipulation that. Mr.
O'Connor shall not start another paper in
London within three years.
A Queor Socialist Caprice.
London, Jane 14. Tbe Socialists of
Manchester have called a meeting for next
Sunday to protest against the action of
tbe corporation of that place in extending
to Stanley tbe freedom of the city.
SHE DIED UNKNOWN
Fatal End of a Young Girl's Ad-venture.-
rLYIUG FROM HOME AS A SAILOB
She Makes Friends s ith the Crew, Whe
Suppose Her a Man I ntil Death Dis
close Her Sex Her' Home Probably
Mobile, and the Cause of Her Flight a
Love Affair Some Speculation as to
Who She Is.
London, June 14. A fatal accident oc
curred Thursday on board the hark Ida at
West Hartlepool to a sailor known as
Hans Brand, who had shipped as an ap
prentice at Pensacola, Fla, He was aloft
scraping one of the masts, when he fell to
the deck apparently uninjured, as he
jumped up immediately, but after walk
ing a few steps he i-taggered and fell
though an open batch into the hold and
was killed. The body was removed to the
morgue. . .
Proved To Be a (ilrl.
On laying out the remains the authori
ties were astonished to find that they were
those of a girl, the crew of the Ida having
sll along been unaware of the fact.
It is supposed that the girl ran away from
home on account of being disappointed in
a love affair. Hans hail lieen a general
favorite on the voyage on account of his
extreme out h and comeliness hs well as
bis obliging ways and aptness in learning
tiie ropes. He w as not more than 17 years
old, with curly brown hair ami bright
Some Facts the Sailors Reeall.
Now that the sex of the young sailoi is
known the men recall the fact that sev
eral days before she sailed a young girl
had come on lioard selling fruit, although
from her delicate, well bred appearance
all with wbom she came in contact re
marked that she was no ordinary fruit
vernier. She asked numerous questions
about the work of a sailor, and if the voy
age to England at this season of tbe year
Vas likely to be a roujjh one. She peered
into the forecastle and jnto the cook's gal
ley, and seemed interested in everything
going on about the ship.
Was it the Little Fruit Seller?
She asked the first officer what it would
cost to Like passage to England in the
Slop, and see. ncd surprised and disap
pointed when told that there were no ac
commodations on lsmrd the Ida for pas
sengers. Her size and complexion corre
sponded exactly with the dead sailor
Hans, but her hair was braided and hung
nearly to her waist. The men now le
lievethat the lirtle fruit girl of Pensacola
aud the dead sitilor weie one and the same
iierson. Hans shipvt on the very day
that the hark sailed.
W hat Was Found in the Trunk.
In the dead sailor's effect(a small wood
en trunk ami an ordinary sea ban) there
were found a few changes of ineu's clothes
and also one or two articles of female ap
parel. With these were a brush and comb
and hand mirror, in a toilet - case, some
fancy note paper and en -b pcs. wo or
three pajier-covered novels and a copy of a
Mobile newspnier, but nothing to lietray
the dead girl's ident ity.
Investigating the Affair.
The authorities at West llurtlcHNl have
communicated w it h Mie American consul
here, and n n official investigation will be
set on foot in l'e lisai-ola. The captain o!
the Ida is of I lie opinion lliat the dead girl
sailor is well connected in fctisncla or
soiue near-by city. She was delicately con
stituted, anil showed traces of good breed
ing and refined training.
The tie rman wool markets are glntted,
and prices are consequently falling.
The strike of street car employes at Co
lumbus, t), has lieen satisfactorily set
tled. It is pretty sure that the lioml of Archer,
the roblier of the Maryland state trea-ury.
is not worth the pas-r it is written on.
Belmont college, formerly Farmer's col
lege, at College Hill, O , has conferred
the degree of l.L. 1). on Mil rat Halstead.
Sixteen attendants of a Sunday school
picnic at Nashville, Ills., Thursday were
poisoned by ii-e cream. None of them
The New York Niagara r-scrvation com
missioners will probably soon take steps
to sil down on the extortions of hackmen
at the falls.
A Chesapeake and Ohio train went over
an cinliankment near Maysville, Ky., Fri
day, owing to a washout, and three train
men lost their lives.
Fred Stuart, of Chicago, was knocked
down in the streets of Waterloo, la, Fri
day morning and robbed of f in money
and a check for l,noo.
Ir. C. B. .Tndd, of Council Bluffs, la,
is under lioltd for opeuing the letters of E.
H. Nelson, a rival in business. He says he
can prove his innocence.
At Elmira. N. Y., Friday, Herbert War
ren, a lt year old boy, shot and instantly
killed his father, Frank Warren, who
was abusing and threatening his mother.
The Doom Sealers of Oak bind, Cala.,
are giving the courts a good deal of busi
ness in the sending of insane people to the
asylum. Several have gone crazy re
An original package man 0ened up In
Dayton, la, and ttas unmolested until a
Isiy of 5 years was seen staggering around
drunk. Then the citizens told him to go,
aud he went.
Fred Young, au IS-year-old boy, of Ean
Claire, Wis , who lied to the woods after
brutally maltreatiug a little girl 6 years
of age, has lieen ruptured. There are
threats of lynching.
James F. O'Day. a discharged employe
of the W. . Tyler Wire works at Cleve
land, O., fonts! President Tyler at the
fhtiKzle of a revolver to sign a check in bis
favor for $l,flm. O'Day is now in jail.
Hale, t he assailant of Eugene Cowles,
was held in hail at Montreal, Friday to
await the action of the grand jury. If
Cowles recovers and does not prosecute,
the case will !e allowed to drop.
The Ixiard of governors of the Columbia
Athletic club, Washington City, having
invited John L. Sullivan to spar lief ore
them, the members have called a special
meeting to wit hdraw the imitation. John
L. is not sufficiently high-toned for them.
At the Jones st reet crossing of t he Cleve
land, Canton & Southern railroad, at
Cleveland, O., Friday a. freight collided
with a passenger train, wrecking it and
more or less severely injuring seven er
Bons. It was regarded as miraculous that
nobody was killed.
Vernon IL Brown, agent at New York
of the Cunard line, saj-s that the reason
those seven Belgian glass blowers were
put off the Cinbria after United States
officials had put them aboard to be taken
back to Itelionru, was .that there was no
room for them, and that they were taken
back by the Wisconsin, a vessel of the
Double Tragedy in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia, June 14. Yesterday aft
ernoon two pistol shots in rapid succes
sion were heard in the cellar of the dwell
ing on Maple street, below Cumberland.
Several persons entered tbe place and
found William Collins and Charles Der
nier lying on the floor dead. Both men
were a Unit 30 years of age. Collins bad
been shot through the right temple, and
Dernier in t he mouth. The police claim
that Collins first killed Dermer, and then
That Orant-Lor Monument.
MiiiDLKSBoitouoiL Ky., June 14. The
movement inaugurated here last week to
erect by popular subscription, at Cumber
land Gap coloasal equestrian statues of
Gens. Grant and Iee, the former looking
south and the latter looking north, and
extending hands to each other, has taken
the country by storm, aud 114,000 has been
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890P
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
AJT POPULAR PRICES,
Is always to be fonnd at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
The Itase I '.sil Record.
Cllir.c;i, June 11 Following are the
scores made on the diasiii.nd yesterday:
I,eague: At llrooklyn Brooklyn 4, New
York 2; batteries Welsh and Summers,
Carrut hers and Kushonif. At Cincinnati
t incuinati .. Cleveland 5; batteries
Wadsworth and Zimnier, Foremau and
lijildwiu Chicao-llu.sliurg. and lioston
Philadelphia games sist poited wet
Brotherhood: At Brooklyn Brooklyn
lu. New Vrk T; k-itteries Weyhing and
Cook, Kwiug ami Vauuhn. At Butf.lo
BulTaKiS. l'iitshuru: 11: batteries Keefe
and Mack. Maul and Quinn. At Cleve
land Cleveland T, Chicago 11; batteries
Kin and Farrcll, liakeiy and Snyder. The
Biiston Philadelphia game pustined
Western: At Denver St. Paul 4. IVn
The 4'nlnuilMis. ., Street Car Strike.
CoLl Mitrs, O., June 14. A compromise
has lieen aereed uon between the Con
solidated Street Car company and its em
ployes.and the cars were Marled again yes
terday. At 2 o'clock yesterday morning the
company agreed upon a scale of wages to
le presented to tlie men. This was done
immediately, and the men have accepted
it. The company are to take all the old
men hack. By the terms of agreement
the conductors get f 1.75 -r day and the
drivers ft. (XI. The former wases were
fl.fio and tl.43 respectively and the de
mand of the men was f and f I SO re
spectively. The t'nnle Shawling Affair.
Montreal, June 14 Judge Desnoyers
has committed Hale, wbo shot his brother-in-law
Cowles a week ago, to the grand
jury, now in session. It was true, the
judge said, that the accused might, owing
to recent threats made by Cowles, have
considered his life ill dancer: but in view
of the fact that the parties had tiodifficulty
in the cab on their way to the hotel, and
that the only recent provocation, if it
might lie called one, wxs thai the cab did
not Bt4p in front of the convent, there was
no just location for the shoot ing.
Novel Honor tor a Sculptor.
BUFFALO. N. V.. June 14. Net Mon
thly the Seneca Indians will adopt into
their trilie. with the old-time rites. Mr.
James E. Kelley, the famous New York
sculptor and designer of the proposed Ked
Jacket monument to be erected in this
city, and Mr. Converse, of New Y'ork. the
husband of Mrs. Harriet Maxwell Con
verse, who is already a Seoeca by adop
Long IMstaac Kaelnx at i'hleaco.
Chicago, June 14. The experiment in
the long distance racing line tried last
winter at Clifton was a decided success,
and now the Washington Park club will
give during their coining meeting a two
mile race, with tl,'M) added, a two and
one-half mile race with fl.-Km, a three
mile race with t2,fluo, and a four-mile race
This powder never varies. A marralof parttr
trangut and whoKwomneM. Mora ecoauuuca
tbao the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in
competition wiin the multitude of low tent, abort
weight alom or pr phosphate powdars . Sold onto
ntoaiM. Hoti. Baku Fowuca Vo.. 1U Wall
hU, N. T. -
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
iwu fourth Avenue. Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
ffE B1 C A Rl IHZ snirIir4"0,iB ,b' ie. made from pure ercam
f 3 fT I C& 7" I I I ' I ,nd. flr,Kvd " M the popular IUv.h. Id n qU i.tuv t.
H. SIEMON fc SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
108 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLA NO, JLL.
MI. E). MURKIEST,
Choice Family Groceries
.,, , C,r Tbir'1 enue an,l Twent j-rlrst St . R.,-k Islun i
A trrt class Hock of firnn.ri- ;n k . V . '. num.
Pttroaage -olai.eu ' ocerl sold at lowt livlr. g pr.ce. A .hare of public
CITY PAINT SHOP
DKUCKMIIiIiER & CO.,
All kicda of "
Painting, Graining, Paper Hanging and Kalsomining.
TA.I1 work warranted and done to order on short notice.
Shop No. 310 Seventeenth etreet, bet. 3d and 4th"avenne.
Dealer la Sew and
Second Hand Goods
., . ' OF CYKRT
The awbe. Drie Mid fof rood. of .
uas opened hit New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue
where he would be pleased to see his friends.
KMat Lance erery day from 10 lo 13.
AH kind of CUT FLOW
"n11 of. Owtit Park.
The Unrest la Iowa.
F. W. HERLITZEA.
No. 228 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider's grocery. Rock Island.
for floe fitting'
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Kade is the latest style. Also repairing done with aeataess anddicpatch.
-Doftlr r in
of Brad j Street
KKS constantly on band.
-4W Brad Street-