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TILE HOCK ISLAM 1) AKGUS, TUESDAY. JUNE 1!4. 1890.
Pabltabed Daily aud Weekly at 14 Second Are
ee. Rock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter.
Taan-Daily. 50c per month; Weekly, $3.00
All coatmaalcatloB of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or reliaioas. am hare
real um attached for poblicauon Jo aach arti
t icier will be printed over actitioas vinatorea.
ABoBTatoaa commantcations not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from eeery towasaip
in Rock Island eeonty.
Tires day, Jews 24. 1890.
For United State Senator Job M. Pt.nm
for Hale Tieaoorer Edward W. ilso.
Pora-apt. of Public laMractioa Hnr Km.
. Johw Hbtht.
For Troiteea Illinois (. ..x. w. inn.
Isivtmly, ) iir.kic'nVn'D D. Mohsak!
Therk is colored man in Galveston
who is worth over f 350,000. He has a
fine hoase in the most desirable residen
tial portions of the citj and his wife em
ploys none but white servants.
Thk managers of the river and harbor
bill have received intimations that the
president nosy veto that measure when it
is sent to the white house for his signa
ture. The biil provides for an aggregate
expenditure of t23.O0W.OOO.
Gail Hamilton's nerve never deserts
her in an emergency. At a recent wedding
tbe sent a complete set of her books.with
a note explaining that she was "more fa
miliar with this author than any other on
It is Siid to be a common sight in New
York to see well dressed men runninUSJ-ji
skiPDinz the rope in Central park. Ex
ercise is the chief aim of these simple di
versions, which are pract:ced mostly bj
brokers, lawyers and club men who are
ExPEBmawrs recently made in ain
show that sunlight has aa important ac
' lion in maturing wines. Layers of new
wine in bottles hf colored glass have been
exposed to the direct rays of tbe sun with
the result that both the flavor and qual
ity have been improved. Ia the south of
Europe there hu been a practice of rip
ening coenac by exposing the bottles on
the roof for jears.
It is estimated that over twenty mil
lion cigars are manufactured every day in
the United States aloDe, and this enor
mocs number requires in tbe neighbor
hood of 420,000 boxes for their keeping
As a result there are over two hundred
factories in the country turning these
boxes out. The wood of which there
boxes are made comes from Mexico, Cens
tral America and the West Ind es. Tbe
manufacturers bay the wood ia large
heavy logs and cut it up to salt tbem
elves. Some of the cheaper grades of
boxes are made from poplar cat in the
west, which is Afterward stained to imi
late the real cedar. But the only real
-good wood far the purpose is the cedar
which comes from the countries named.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE TURNERS.
A fropitta Adopted to Kfttablish a
Teacher' (temiasry at Milwaukee.
New York. June 24. At the North
American Turn Bund convention yester
day The Milwaukee Tumzeitung was
chosen by a committee ahe official organ
of the convention. The report of the com
mittee on intellectual development made
tt the duty of every society to provide at
least six lectures annually advocating tbe
principles f the Turner Bund: also to
establish night and Sunday schools for the
young between 14 and 1. years of age, and
to stock their libraries with moral litera
ture. The committee on ethical culture
submitted that two prizes should be given
annually for essays on turning and gen
A Turner' ormal School.
A long discussion arose on the proposi
tion to establish a teachers' seminary in
Milwaukee, Wis., and to consolidate with
it tbe German-American teachers' insti
tute of Indianapolis. Tbe need of an in
stitution like this was to provide a place
where Turner teachers could be qualified
mentally to teach in public schools where
the children thus tutored would be espe
cially favored in having competent in
structors to drill both tbeir bodies and
their minds. The eastern delegates did
not like to see this institution go to the
west, but finally gave way, and the propo
sition was adopted. A Milwaukee citizen
has offered tjo give a lot on which to build.
GEORGE W. M'CRARY DEAD.
Was Secretary of War and Anther
of the Electoral Commission.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., June 24 Ex -Secretary
of War George W. McCrary died at the
residence of his daughter in this city at 11
o'clock yesterday morning. His death was
the result of an abdominal tumor. Two
weeks ago the attending physician an
nounced that he was rapidly growing bet
ter, and that his ultimate recovery was al
most certain. A relapse came yesterday
morning, and within seven hours life had
Hi Public Aerrteecj
Judge McCrary was born ia. Evansville,
Ind., An g. 29, 1835. With his parents, In
1838, he went to that part of Wisconsin
territory which afterward became tbe
state of Iowa. In 1857 be was member
of the state legislature, and from 1861 to
1865 be was state senator from Keokuk.
In lffiS be was elected to congress, nerving
nntil March. 13T7. Judge McCrary intro
duced in congress the measure known as
tbe "electoral commission." Hayes ap
pointed him secretary of war, and later
United States judge. At his death ha was
general consulting attorney for the Santa
I'm railway: j
wni I t-vrioin in denser.
Being Law In Thnt State .Barbaric
New York, June 24. Some weeks ago
m band Of White Caps was organized at
May's Landing, N. J., and since then they
have been busy getting rid of obnoxious
'characters. "t only have many of the
latter been driven out of tbe place, but a
number of others, who claim to be respect
able members of . society, have received
"Picnic" Balded a Bandar.
The only ones wbo did not seem to care
about the White Caps were a numbe of
men who are in the habit of frequenting
the woods back of the place every Sunday,
where they spend tbe day in gambling and
profanity. Sanday they were engaged in
that occupation when the regulators
swooped down upon them and beat them
in a most unmerciful manner. '-All were
warned that a repetition of the offense
would meet with sterner measures.
The SitaaUoa at Dnnbar. Pa.
DCXBAJB, Pa., June at There was little
if any more information last night than
ths night before concerning the where
abouts or the condition of the entombed
mmera. Expert miners in tbe region say
the rescuers will strike the Hill Farm
mine at about where the fire is now rating
and another hole will have to be dog low-
t rha hrahemina- nit to CSt OCIOW I
ths fire, where the msn most be found.
LIMIT OR X0 LIMIT.
Pension Question Dis
cussed in the Senate.
TWO SETS OF ESTIMATES GIVEN.
lagalla Figures m SS.OOO.OOO.OOO Before
tbe Bill Are All In. and Says It Ia
Cheap Death of Jadge Uwmuoa, the
Veteran, roetofltce Employ The Senate
ranee the AfTteelteral Celleire Bill
HoMier Editor Cheer Dndley Official
Kotes from the Capital.
Washington Citt, June 34. The ques
tion of tbe cost of pensions was the sub
ject of a lively debate in the senate yester
day. Gorman, in a speech in opposition
to the conference report on the dependent
pen sion bill, said he had heretofore voted
for tbe mit liberal appropriations in this
line, but he believed there must be a
limit. Since i'.l there had been paid in
pension 1 1.10&,39MWU sufficient tinder
proper administration to provide amply
and well for all who had nerved tie coun
try. The pension expenditures for the fis
cal year ending Jane 3u, Is), were UX).-
OCM.OnO Without counting tbe expenses of
tbe pension bureau. In 14l the expendi
ture under existing law would be not less
than ri25.0,(M) in $U,0ia.
Apprehend a Bankrupt Treasury.
He had had an estimate of the expen
diture tinder the pending bill made, aud if
the additions to the pension roll were to
be three-fourths of the survivors, the oosr
would be &ft.st.5u under that section of
the bilL The estimate for dependent wid
ows was X!i.S; for minor children.
eH,a, and for dependent parents, 13.312-
iSi. Add the increases to the tliVW.CVO
and it would be seen that in fact the treas-
"I bankrupted. Uornian said in re-
th9 abaity of the government to re
plenish the treasury, but prudence, he
thought, would require that pension It pis
lation should not run into such extra va
eanco as to increase the taxes of aa over
burdened people. .
The Figure Controverted.
Davis, chairman of the pension commit
tee, denied the correctness of German's
figures. He said the amount of the in
crease to enlisted men would be $32,4),-
0m, the amount to widows, $7.A&.(Xi and
the total amount (including pensions to
children of surviving widows , 40,iMsf
Nothing was extravagant that was right.
Gorman, in the course of further remarks.
predicted a deficit of 40,rtX,0ii0 in 1X2 if
this bill did not become a law, and of HX),
ftW.OuO if it was enacted.
lag-alls for Pension Cnlimited.
1 1 gall spoke of the sacred obligation of
the government, and referred contemptu
ously to "frugal patriots; parsimonious
defenders of the treasury." He said he
was in favor of removing the limitation
in the at granting arrears of pensions.
He did not care whether it cot t.TiiO,M.iX
or tl.n.t.tn.nx He believed that every
surviving L nion soldier ought to he put
on the pension roll for service. He le
lieved that before the last Union pension
er disappeared from the rolls there would
have been no less than fci,U0O,li,if paid
out for pensions; and even then an entire
ly inadequate equivalent would have been
rendered for the services performed.
Indiana I 'o Complaints;.
Test, in the course of his remarks.
charged that the pension-roll in Indiana
had been swelled because that was a piv
otal state, and Turpi said in reply that he
had not heard of any charges in Indiana
against the administration of the pension
bureau. When the debate Jwas ended the
report was adopted at to IS the nays be
ing JBarbour, Bate, Jierry, Blackburn,
Coke, George, Gibson, Harris, Henna, M
Pherson, Morgan, Pasco, Payne, Pugb,
Reagan, eat, an re. and WalthalL
THE CONGRESSIONAL BRIEF.
Conference Report on the Impendent Pejr
inn Bill Agreed to by the Senate.
Wasbingtox Citt, June 24. Blair in
troduced a bill in the senate yesterday to
incorporate the woman's industrial uni
versity. The agricultural college bill was
then passed, and the dependent pension
bill taken up on the report of the confer
ence committee, which, after a long de
bate, was adopted and the bill passed. A
conference was ordered on the fortifica
tions bill, a short secret session held, aud
the senate adjourned.
The house went into committee on Di
trict affairs, and debated one bill of purely
local interest for four hours; but without
final action the committee rose. Contin
ued disagreement with the senate on the
general pension bill was reported. The
house insisted on its porttion.andthen ad
JUUbt tAW ,.
The Oldest Employe of the Foot office
Clow Hi Life.
WASHrxGTOS ClTT, June 24. Judge Jas.
Lawrenson. the oldest employe of the
United States postal service both in point
of age and cctiuuous service died yes
terday morning at his home in Baltimore.
LAWEXXSOX AT HIS DESK.
tie was vt years old. Judge LAwrenson
was a noted and conspi cuous character in
the history of tbe postal service. At tbe
age of-14 be entered tbe service of the Bal
timore postomce and after fifteen years
service was transferred to the general de
partment at W ashington, where he has
been ever since. He has sworn in every
postmaster general since the term of
President Andrew Jackson.
Agreed on a Naval HTU.
Wasrtsgtos Citt, June 24. The con
ferrees of the senate and the house on the
naval appropriation bill have reached
final agreement and will report to their
respective Jwdies in accordance with its
provisions. "Tbe house conferrees agreed
to tbe amendment made by tbe senate ap
propriating t35u,(KiO for a torpedo cruiser
and f 125,01 w for a torpedo fcoat.
Will Promptly Consider the Silver Bill.
Washecgto CmrJune 24. Chairman
Conger, of the house committee on coin
age, weights and measures, baa deter
mined to call a meeting of tbe committee
for some day this week to consider the sil
ver bilL v
Itemocrat Coaclada "ot to Cnaewa.
WABinsGTOsr Citt, June 24. After con
sultation among tbe Democratic leaders
yesterday it was determined to withdraw
the call for a Democratic caucus on the
election bilL The Democratic sentiment
is unanimous in opposition to the bill, but
as nothing could be done against a united
Republican majority it was thought to be
Useless to bold a caucus.
Gemaaos Ds't Like American Cattle-
Washisgtos Citt, )um 24. James 1L
Smith, commercial agent of the United
States at Mayence, sends to tbe state de-
nartment a renort on tbe importation oi
American cattle into Germany. In Sep-
t.nt..r taut Mr. Smith reported that
m r.r tinti-t.era in the c.itv in which he is
stationed, in view of tbe high price of
nut in lirniHii v had undertaken tbe ex
perimeut of importing a few American
live oxen to see how their flesh would take
with the German public. The rosnltot
tiit eiDeriment was not successful. The
cattle were hard to sell, and the pu -chaser
aaid that German meat was betu r and
just as cheap. The importations haw been
Indiana Editor Visit the Oapitid. ,
VTas-hisstox Citt. June 24. Th Indi
ana Republican editors, who are maldng a
tour of tbe east, held a reception he -e last
night Speeches were made by a number
of gentlemen, including Mr. E. W. Hal
ford, private secretary to President 1 larrt
aon. When CoL W. V. Dudley e itered
the room he was accorded an ovation, tbe
entire audience of 300 people rising and
giving three cheers for him. "Subee- pnent
ly the editors visited the White 1 louse,
and were received by the president, with
whom they remained until a late ho ir.
SI. Loot "Kicker" at Washington City.
Washington Citt, June a. A relega
tion from St. Louis arrived in Washing
ton yesterday and waited on Secret 7 o-
ble and Superintendent Porter to t potest
against tbe unofficial returns of the super
visor at St. Louis, which place the popu
lation of the city approximately at 4 M.tXXt,
and made the claim that St. Louis' popu
lation U more than 500, vo. The secretary
assured the committee that he would care
fully investigate the ofticial returns
SHE RODE A-STRADDLE.
Boston Given a Terrible Shock by it Pret
Boston. June 24. A pretty onian.
mounted on a powerful bay horse, rested
a sensation in the Back Bay distric t Mon
day as she rode along Beacon stnet. It
was not her faultless equipment or well
fitting habit that drew the attention of
the puritanical Beacon Mreet res dents.
She rode astride, clothespin fashion, just
like a man. A foot in each stirrup and an
air of complete independence aud perfect
comfort distinguished her.
Made a tVood Appearance.
Her seat was good and she managed tbe
big bay with the skill of an acvoni; dished
horsewoman. L nder crust philistines.
who witnessed the ride say that tie lady
appeared to far better advantage than
those of her sisters who precarious y cling
to the side-saddle aud assume a pleasure
that they do not feel. It is the first time
the Miller style of horsewomansl.ip has
been seen in Boston and it naturally
aroused not a little excitement.
WRECK ON THE GRAND TRUNK.
A thirago Man Killed and Seven Per
Hamilton, Ont.. June 24. The Atlantic
express on the Grand Trunk road, con
sisting of baggage car, smoking cr, two
day coaches, two sleeping cars (the Kin
dernook and -New .Mexico), and a dining
car, was derailed at Capetown, sixteen
miles west of Hamilton, at 1.35 o'clock yes
terday afternoon. One man wa killed
and seven person injured. Their names are:
E. J. McDonald. Hvde Park, C hicago killed
Mr. Case, lVtrutia, Ont., slight! .- hurt;
Mrs. Case, Petrolia, Ont., arm broten;. L.
S. Ijrnicmr, conductor of sleei ing-car
Kinderhook. head, back and lem badly
injured; W. Lewis. Chatham, 0:it., leg
cut. Mrs. E. J. McDonald. Hyde Park,
Chicago, head and back injured. J. A.
Smith, Chicago, arm broken: Mrs. J. A.
Smith, Chicago, face aud hands injured.
The body of Mr. McDonald was I rougLt
to Hamilton, and all the injured U ken to
Hamilton. All the victims wtre in th
The Indon firemen are den landing
shorter hours and more pay.
The strike at the Tamarack mine.
Houghton, Mich., has Been settled.'
The population of Buffalo, X. T., is
timated at 2.VUC by the census super
Wisconsin German editors will hold
convention at Oshkosh, Thursday and
Friday of this week.
Edward Milan. Sr., a veteran of ths
Seminole war, died at Lyons, la, Sunday
night. He was S5 years old.
The Northwestern Miller (Mini.eapolis)
says there are 2,135,000 bushels of m heat in
northwestern private elevators.
There are over lrtJ.OfiO persons e nployed
by the I'nited States postoffice depart
ment, of whom Ml.Oiw are postmasters.
.Mrs. t-lanssa Heperley, agfsl t com
mitted suicide at Peoria, Mondi.y. The
death of her husband drove her insane.
. The barn of Chris Young, sit miles
soutn ot Avoca, la., was scattered over
It acres ground by a hurricans Sundav
One thousand employes of the Patroon
& CopieatU silk mids, Yonkers, X. Y
have gone on a strike against reduction of
Bernhardt, the French actress, professes
a purely artistic passion forlienryM.
Stanley, but says it is intense, and that
she adores him.
Comanche Indians are on a hu it for an
Indian Messiah, who tbey believe will
come and restore them to their lands, and
annihilate the white race.
Tbe tngboat Alice E. Crue, while lying
at her dock at Brooklyn Monday, was
blown to pieces by an explosion and four
men on board of ber perished.
Monday there were arraigned bt fore the
municipal court at Milwaukee seventy-
nine prisoners, twenty-three of wl om were
gamblers. The fines aggregated (M0.
An express train on the Philadelphia
and Reading railroad jumped ti e track
near Reading, Pa., Monday. Tho engin
eet was killed and several other trainmen
R. M. Burns, a physician livim? twenty
miles east of Wichita. Kan., was found in
his bed Monday, murdered. He "m abot
through the heart and his throat cut from
ear to ear.
An explosion occurred in a r arraffine
warehouse at Lissa, Prussian Poland,
Monday. Seven men were killed, twelve
seriously injured, and severs 1 others
Eugene Stanley, 19 years old, n as jailed
at Fort Smith, Ark., Monday. He has
served two terms in the penitent ary, and
now has eight charges of high way rob
bery, one of murder, and one of assault to
Record on the Ball Field.
Chicago, June H. The scores on the
diamond yesterday were as follows:
League: At Philadelphia "Firtt game)
Philadelphia 13, Pittsburg 0; tx tteries
Gieason and Clements, Gray, Hi ker and
Decker; (second game) Philade phia 8,
Fitttiburg 12; batteries Colema l. Smith
and Clements, Bowman and Dei ker. -At
Chicago (First game) Chicago 7, New
York A: batteries Sullivan and Xagle,
Burkett and Buckley; (second gime) Chi
cago 4, New York 6; batteries Hutchin
son and Kittredge, Welsh and Murphy.
At Cincinnati Boston 12, Cine nnatl
batteries Clarkson and Benne.t, Vlau
and Keenan. At Cleveland Cl veland 4,
Brooklyn 2; batteries Wads worth and
Zimmer, Carnthers and Daly.
Brotherhood: At Pittsburg llttsburg
8, Philadelphia 6; batteries Gt lvin and
Carroll, Sanders and Cross. At Buffalo-
Buffalo 9, Xew York 7; batteries Bald
win and Mack, Keefe and Br7wn. At
Cleveland Cleveland 10. Boston t batter
ies G ruber and Sotclifie, Ki my and
Kelly. At Chicago (First game Chicago
5, Brooklyn 3; batteries Bald s-in and
FarrelL Weyhing and Kinslvv ; (second
game) Chicago 13, Brooklyn V; bUteries
King and Parrel 1, Weyhing and Murphy
Western: At Minneapolis 34 ilwaukea
S, Minneapolis 1; at Sioux City Omaha 4.
Sioux City ; at Des Moines S k Paul 2,
Des Moines 0.
Inter-State Commerce Cat e.
Chicago, June 24. Judge Blodgett, of
the United States court, yesterday dis
charged General-Freight Agent McKay,
ef the Michigan Central railway, and re
served nntil Monday next his decision as
to Messrs. Somers and Nichols . These
gentlemen were indicted for cuti log rates
contrary to the lnter-state coma erce law.
They Make Another Masterly
LICENSE COMPENSATION DROPPED.
The Times Expresses It nisguat In Very
mala English IHORcultle Ahead In the
Partition or Afriea The Native May
Kaie Cain Heligolander Not In Love
with the Pro pert of German Citizen
ship Spnrgeoa Declines a Fortnae.
Losdox, June 24, The government
made another withdrawal last night in
the commons. Smith announced that the
government had reached the conclusion
that it would be impossible to pass the
licensing clause in the local taxation bill
in fulL The clause proposed an appropri
ation of a certain ortiou of the new taxa
tion on intoxicating Honors with a view
to extinguish lieeuses, iftid alsothat power
be conferred on the county councils to
pun hase and extinguish licenses. The
first propwal the house had approved, as
far as Kugland was concerned. The gov
ernment would therefore proceed with tbe
proposal as atfecling Scotland and Ireland.
The Proposal That I PoMpoued. -
The proposal to confer upon the county
councils power to purchase and extin
guish licenses would not be proceeded
with, but the government would ask the
house to agree to allow the money for the
extinct tou of licenses to accumulate until
parliaineut shall direct its application.
Tbe proal to susjiend the issue of new
licenses has been approved in all its sec
tiotis, and would remain. In accordance
with the government's decision they
would ask the house to agree to an
amendment by which the moneys allotted
for the extinguishment of licenses shall
be invested and accumulated until an act
shall be passed directing how they shalfbe
Gladstone opposed the principle of pur-
thase, but Smith (said the government
could not disregard the fact that the prin
ciple of purchase had received the ap
proval of the house ly a large majority.
JCries of "Only four. "J At all events, the
money accumulated would be disposed of
by parliament. Smith further said, in
answer to a question by Darling, that par
liament could deal with the money as it
might choose. After further debate Smith
aked the house to delay discussion of the
matter until after the amendment was
Teniperanee People Not Satisfied.
W, S. K hi ne, the Unionist whip, who
has been one of the strongest opponents ol
the measure, resigned his seat iu the house
last night with a view to test the feeling
of the electorate on the question by seek
ing re-election on the auti-coinpensation
platform. The temperance leaders held a
meeting last niht and issued a manifesto
declaring the government's scheme worse
than worthless and entirely misleading.
The principle of compensation remains un
touched and must be overthrown.
Caittic Comment of The Time.
The Times, commenting ou the govern
ment's abandonment of the compensation
clause, savs that the government ha4
a "am shifted its grouud and given its ene
mies the rik.'ht to say that the ministry
know neither their own in i ml -4 nor the
minds of their enemies. There is no rea
son lor the government to oelieve that
the opposition will abandon their obstruc
tive tactics iu consequence of the conces
sions which Smith supposes will end the
THE PARTITION OF AFRICA.
FilHTtwl la Ncamiland How
Loxios, June S4. Sir Percy Anderson
is receiving great credit here for his suc
cess in the negotiations with Germany.
There is still, however, an unsettled factor
in the adjustment of the African question,
which causes no little anxiety to official
minds, aud that is what the people of
Ngamiland will have to say about it. The
Swede. Stronibone, who has a complete
influence over over the chief and people of
that country, claims to be, and no doubt
is, a British subject.
Germany May Have to Eight.
The jhs pie are not by any means help
less savuirr-s. but much farther ad
vanced in the arts ooth of war and peace
than the adjoining tribes, and should
force be used to com tie 1 them
to submit to Germany they would
put that empire to the expense of a costly
and perhaps unsatisfactory war. In this
war they will have the sympathy of a
good share of tbe Kugliah people, especial
ly of those who are interested in the com
pany which has recently obtained, through
the influence of Strombone, certain rights
Don't Like German Despotism.
The exemption from military service for
twenty years for the people of Heligoland
Is not affording much consolation to tbe
residents of that island, wbo are loud in
their protests against what they term the
surrender of a free British colony to Ger
man despotism. There will probably be a
wholesale emigration of Heligolanders to
America, Australia and Holland, and it is
strongly arged that the government
should extend an opportunity for free de
portation to all who wish to emigrate. A
reporter of The Pall Mall Gazette, who
has spent several days in Heligoland poll
ing the inhabitants on the question of
transfer of the island to Germany, reports
intense indignation to be tbe prevalent
feeling among the islanders.
spur; eon Dec-tine a Fortune.
Lorox, June 24. About three weeks
ago the will of a wealthy resident of Leeds
was offered for probate, and it was found
that in gratitude for the consolation re
ceived as t he result of reading several of
Mr. Spurgeon a (sermons in his last aick-
ness, be had bequeathed to the preacher
the bulk of bis fortune, I150.UW. It hap
pened, however, that the deceased left sev
eral relatives poorly provided fcr, and the
trustees of the estate resolved to put tbe
case before Mr. Spurgeon. They paid him
a visit at his house at Norwood, and imme
diately upon the facts being stated Mr.
Spurgeon executed papers rejecting the
A Frenchman on the Silver Qaeatioa.
Bsussels, June 24. M. Emiie de Lavel
eye, in a letter expressing bis views on the
silver question, writes that either of ths
American silver bills will injure the cause
of bimetallism, but neither can possibly
injure America, free coinage, be believed.
would be less harmful.
- rotated by the Locut).
TETPOLt, Juue 24. Immense swarms of
locusts are devastating this country. .In
many instances the wells are filled with
the decomposing bodies of tbe insects,
thus rendering the water unfit for use.
STRIKE ON THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL.
Freight Crews Demand the Discharge f
Chicago, June 24. Thirty-five freight
crews, each comprising a conductor and
two brakesnen, running upon the Illinois
and Iowa divisions of the Illinois Central
railroad, struck at 10 o'clock yesterday
morning to seenve the dismissal of the di
vision superintendent, E. G. Russell, and
tbe reinstatement of Oliver Berry and L
E. Pushy, trainmaster and assistant train-
roaster respectively. The men claim that
Russell shows favoritism, has discharged
men without cause, and has acted as
spotter upon conductors, switchmen, and
even crossing tenders.
A Conference with C aid well.
A committee from the Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen met Superintendent
Calwell yesterday. Tbe superintendent
was willing to reinstate Trainman Berry
and Pushy, assist ant. who we re discharged
by Superintendent KusselL but he thought
the demand for Mr. KusseU's dutcbarge
was too much. The men would not yield.
however, and the freight traffic
brought to a standstill.
'OF. ROYAL BLOOD.
Strange Life and Violent Death
of L. Burstall,
THE NATURAL SOH OF AN EMPEEOB
He Ends HI Life with a Pallet In Hi
Bnl" A CharwHerictle Letter to the
Coroner Fellow -Student of Humboldt,
Lingal and Soldier Ills Mother
MUtren ot Old Kaiser Wllhelm.
Milwatkee, Wis,, June 24. The tragic
ending of one of tbe most remarkable
of lives by the suicide of L. Burstall yes
terday morning has revived interest iu a
curious case. Probably the most satisfac
tory explanation of Ihe mystery of the
early life of the strange and erudite man
is is own declaration to a very intimate
friend in Milwaukee, made iu conversa
tion a few years ago, that he is a natural
son of the late Emperor William, aud that
his mother was an actress w ho found fa
vor in the monarch's ejes. Burstall's body
was found in a ravine on the lake front,
near North Point, by a crew of gradeta.
Upon his body were found numerous let
ters, some of Which bore dates nearly a
year old, addressed to friends, and cover
ing nearly every topic, jocular and philo
sophical. Fearful or Burial Alive.
The one addressed to the coror.e.-, which
was explanatory of the man's life, was as
follow: -I believe that these first lines
addressed to you will lie the last ones.
Farewll: As your office will bring you in
contact with my corpse, and as I am afraid
of being buried only half dead, I solicit
that some physician may in some way ex
periment with it by electricity or by cut
ting fingers, or that it may be entirely
given up for dissection. My body Is very
strong and may resist, as it has resisted
many events and endurances. It is not
necessary to write any letters about me, as
I have no relations in America, ami no
friends outside of Milwaukee. My friends
in Europe are already informed of what
may happen, and will, by a certain person
here, be telegraphed to when tbe decease
Been Tired of Life for Forty Tears.
"As nobody in America has known roe in
Europe, and as some people have given me
some funny information about my origin
there is no need to take the people into my
confidence. It may suffice to say that since
my thirtieth year forty one years ago I
was tired of life, and merely a spectator.
My kind-wishes for Mr. Ott, who was al
ways a friend to me. I found here many
real friends among Americans and tier
mans, among former pupils of mine.
highly respectable men and generous
friends. The only regret that oppresses me
is that I was not lucky enough to he able
to reward them for their kindness.
Some of HI Aeeompltshmenta.
Bnrstall's history since be arrived in
this country when about 19 years of age.
has been a series of varying honors and
humiliations. He was To years of age and
a fellow student and travoler with Alex
ander von Humboldt, the eminent nat
uralist. He was one of the greatest liu
guists and most cultured men in America.
He talked fluently in English. German,
French, Spanish, Italian, and gave instruc
tions in alias well as Greek and Latin.
For many years he was teacher of French
and German in the Milwaukee high hchool
and held petitions as instructor in the
German and English academy.
Hia Military Service.
He served with distinction in the Mex
ican war, and was present as a I ntou
officer when Lee surrendered at Appo
mattox. That the name of Burstall was
an assumed one ia beyond question. He
has always borne it during his residence
of twenty-three years or more in Milwau
kee, but is said to have been a soldier un
der a different title. An incomprehensi
ble passion caused the deceased to lose his
positions of hnuor and profit one after an
other. In 1STS his friends secured for him
the appointment as postmaster at Cedar-
burg, and be published a small German
paper there called The Union. Two years
ago he came back here, and did a little
work as private tutor.
Correnponded with Frienl Abroad.
Almost up to the time of his death Bur
stall carried on a correspondence with em
inent men in Ixindon. Berlin, and Paris,
and frequently gave iutimate friends evi
dence of having at some time stood high
in London literary and scientific circles.
He was a veritable bookworm and for
years haunted the bookstores of the citv.
The person to whom he confided his pa
rentage does not wish his name men
tioned, because be is a prominent business
man and desires to avoid notoriety anil the
possible bad business policy of repeating
the story in Milwaukee.
Never Slept In n Bed.
But there can be no question that the
almost always reticent Burstall made the
claim of being a son of the great kaiser.
The old gentleman was small in stature
and slight in build, but was unusually
strong and wiry. One of his eccentricities
was never to sleep in a tied. During his
long residence with Mrs, Shreve Professor
Burstall always took his rest in a chair.
When his body was taken to the morgue
it was found that he had shot himself
through the head, and death must have
YELLOW FEVER IN GEORGIA,
An Indiana Man Die of the Plague at
Jetteksoxtuxe, Ind., June 34 Robert
Glasgow, aged 23, and married, died Mon
morning at Brunswick, (ia., of yellow fe
ver, and was buiied at noon. He was a
resident of this city. This is the first au
thentic case of yellow fever reported
from the sout h.
Illinois Re publican.
Springfield, nia., June 24. Last night
most of the delegates to tbe Republican
convention had arrived aud state politics
was the one topic of discussion every
where. The state committee selected H.
S. Chirk, of Coles county for temporary
chairman of the convention; Graeme
Stewart, of Chicago, for secretary: L C.
Edwards, of Peoria, and John Lynch, of
Richland, for assistant secretaries, and
Hillman, (colored) of Sangamon, as chap-
Exact Figure for Lincoln, Neb.
LINCOLN, Neb., June 24. Superintend
ent of the Census Porter yesterday tele
graphed authority to Supervisor Cook to
inform 1 be Journal the exact figures of
Lincoln's ponu lation. which are 53.112.
Including the suburb the city will show
t mut w,wv iDBuniauia .
Washington Park It nee.
Chicago, June 24. The winning horses
at Washington park yesterday were: Ma-
belle, M mile, 05:0v. Duke of Highlands 1
mile, 14; Loa Angeles, i4 miles, 2:43;
Crawfish, 1 1-16 miles, 1;56; Wary, li
miles. 2si -
From Kaokak. Ia.. Democrat.
August, 1887. was a noted month. It
gave extreme heat sod extreme cold, the
results of which were disastrous to the
public health. Cases of colic, cholera
morbus and diarrhoea wee abundant and
there were numerous calls at the drug
stores tor Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy. Druggists of
Ibis city tell us that this remedy has been
more frequently called for during the
past month than any other preparation.
and that it has proven a panacea for tbe
very worst cases. Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is a mer
itorious medicinal preparation for all
summer complaints for which it ia reconss
mended, and grows in popularity in this
city and vicinity. . Tbe sales are increas
ing rapidly and wonderful cures are re
ported, bold by Harts A Bahnaen.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
A.T POPULAR PRICES
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT," IA.
t ire ia a Pcairrntiarjr.
Bl.-OOKLYS, X. Y.. June 24. Fire was
discovered yesterday morniug in the work
shop of the Kintr county pt-uitentiary,
near Prospect park. About 'JWI prisoners
who were at work in the obops were at
once removed without much confusion to
another winx. The tire was extinguished
with a hwn oi fHi.0, the greater part of
which is sustained by the firms whoe
(roods were destroyed. No one was in
jured. Hardly a llerolar.
COLrMBl s. O., June 24 Mrs. Catherine
Bagler, aKed 47, a resident of this city,
loet ber life iuan attempt to save that of her
poodle. The latter had run npon the rail
way track, and a train was approaching.
Mrs. Bagley, seeing what danger her pet
was in. ran to the track, threw the dog
out of harm's way, but was strut k liy the
engine and mangled beyond recognition.
Mad-Dog; Tarror at St- Josrph.
St. JosEru, Mo., June 24. Four persons
Ira Peters, Mrs. Mary ljeach and daugh
ter, and Miss Emma Filey war; 1 -en by
a mad dog ytstsrda; ifB.w Peters
was the last one bitten. Me seized the dog
by the neck and held it until it was shot.
The wounds of those who were bitten were
at onre cauterized, but hydrophobia is
Following are the quotations on the boar .1
of trade to-day: Wheat No. S July, opened
closed !Sc; December, opened and closed
p;vc. v -m - s June, openel and closed
34Sc: July, dned Sgc, (.hoed oA'ici Sep
tember, opened and cloned 3Kbc. Oats
No. 2 July, opened closed vc: Au
pust. opened -7c, closed rTHic; September,
opened -6?iie. clos .-d 2Vc l"ork July, opened
f li.-Vi. rkwe-d $12.av Aurat. opened f I,
closed JliVi; S- ptember. opened and cloe
Lara July, opwued and closed S-'i-ffi.
Produce: Butter Finest creameriea, 1J
l-T-4 per lb : nneet dairies, littillc: packing,
stock. jrc- EtffS-Wriotly feeeh, tt4U3c
per dot. tVuliry Chickens. Hirsc per lb.;
turkeys, "c: ducks. a$ic: pceee. fLiuio per
doa. I'otatoea On track cointuoo and mixed,
ti&TTC per bu; I eerie . tCpi.i - Borbanks.
Su.i5c: sweet potatoes, $a.50 tJ.Ti per bbt
Applw S4. 4itf.0k! per bbl. Str w berries .5c
New York. June 23.
NVbeat No. t red winter, 5?to cash; do
Julr. do A HirtlKt Die. Vim Va
mixed, 41Hi cash; do July. do An.
rust. 42t4-; do Septemt-er, 43c. Outs yule t;
No. 2 mixed, i4-!ijc ruli: do Jane, Sic;
do July, 3k-; do August, SH-Je- Kye Nomi
nal, barley VomiiuL l.ra Dull; mem,
tia&tWUU. Laid-steady; July. Sti.12; Au
Ijve4ick: C tile Market fa r!y active at
an advance of 5c f 1'" "-e; poorest to best
steers; $4.vu jA. 15 V iw t-s: bulls and dry cowj
$2 aivii. 1 ". Sheep a u Ltnb S-bexp ruled
urru: Unius, itc V h.shcr: stierp. f4.i0iza.iU
lii Is; lambs, i 7.",i7..i. Hoes -Nominally
stead; live lioxa 4.uua4 el V 1" .
The latest form of a "cold steal" is the
unwarrantable advance in the price of
Tkla powder BeWTarte. A Biarrtlof paritr
atrangta and waoleaoawesa. More ecoooratr.
thsa Iks ordinary kind., and cannot bTSoM fn
com petition wita du asaltitad of low tcsLaL
weitalamor prpaotpuate powder. JtoUoZJl
faa-a. Borat tfaame iowD.a Co.. To Wail
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
EVER OFFERED IX THE TRI-CITIES,
-SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
. 1VL E. IVtURRUST,
Choice Family Groceries
Cr. Third avenue and Tweniy-flrst St . R Islsn !
pat f GrOCerie ,hM wiU "M " M P"- A of pob!;c
ARCADE CIGAR STORE,
1803 SECOND AVE., - - . ROCK ISLAND.
fine lisk of
Domestic, Key West and Imported Cigars.
P"Bo Trade a specially.
CITY PAINT SHOP.
DRUCKEIIXLER & CO.,
Painting, Graining, Paper Hanging and Kalsomining.
rAll work warranted and done to order on short notice.
Shop No. 310 Seventeenth street, bet. 3d and 4th avenne.
. -J" - "W". JOZtsTES-
Dealer ia Sew and
Second Hand Goods
The hlffae, orlce paid for food, ef aar kind.
lias opened hia New and Spacious
No. 1C20 to 1626 Third avenne,
hen he would Oe pleased to see his friends.
f1 ,Al1 ." of drink, aa well a a W and Porter, and th well known drink "Hn't and 'alf." H
only place in taa cltj whe 70a can gel It. Roaat Beef Lnnce eery amj trm 10 !o 13-
XSV OT. HERLITZKA.
No. 228 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider's grocery. Rock Island.
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Xsd in ths latest stylt. Also repairing done with neatscM andldUpaich
Avenue, Dealer in
Cigars and Toys,
The mot celirions in the tri-cities. made from pure rr -and
cTrel with ail the popular flTur. ia sny qa .uiit ;
soit. -aecial mttrrtion pid to ap-.lji picnic, irrvx e
parties, rocials, eic.
AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Will Irade. tell or boy asrthir.
No. 1614 Second Avenue.