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Satckoay, June 28. 1890.
For United States Senator John M. FikT.JiitR
Kor State Tieamirer Edward 8. Wilson.
For Siit. of Public Inxtructiou.. ..Uknrt Kaab.
. ,, I John Hhtant.
. ) John Hiita
""J. N. W. (tRAH
I ....Kic iiiBD D. Mors
tin, nnta npnnnaua t ha, A aVDlntTIL
fttic recount of her census by tbe letter
The republicans of Illinois have beaten
themselves at tbe start. They are down,
and all tbe democrats have to do in the
campaign is to hold them down.
Isaac Murphy, the negro who rode
Salvator to victory, draws a salary of
$15,0(10 a year. No wonder tbe poor
congressmen complain and refuse to
etaDd for re-election.
A CBKPU9 enumerator at Richmond
Va., has found a colored woman named
Martha Gray who has had thirty-seven-
children since 186S. She has given
birth to triplets six times, to twins six
time and to seven others singly. She is
now living with her third husband, and
of the thirty-seven children but one
Senator Inoallb is willing to part
with billions for pensions from the
federal treasury, but be cannot produce
a shred of evidence to.sbow that as lead
ing director of the Southern Kansas
Mortgage Company be ever voted to
lower tbe rate of interest paid by Kansas
corn-burners on their mortgaged homes.
There are unpleasant indications that
Asiatic Cholera may obtain a strong foot
hold upon Europe this summery Tbe
reports of the dread epidemic are already
suggestive of its wider spread and in
creased fatality as the warmer weather
comes on. Energetic measures will un
doubtedly be taken to stamp out the
plague, but experience does not justify
confidence that they will be very success
ful. According to the New York Star,
however, little anxiety need be felt re
garding the danger in this country. Our
quarantine service here is effective, and
tbe sanitary regulations of our large cities
are such as to give us a large measure of
FATAL WRECK AT JOLIET
Frightful Accident on the Rock
Island This Morning
Four IVrsons ('runhed to Death anil
Fifteen Injured at Jollet.
Joliet, June 28. An east bound Rock
Idladd train met with a bad accident tbis
morning when entering tbe city. Two
coaches jumped tbe track and were com
pletely demolished. Four were killed
and fifteen injured, several very badly
1 De oeart were crushed beyond recogni
tion. Among the Injured were Mr. and
Mrs. Wiley, of Morris. Mr. and Mrs
rerry, oi morris, judge Wing was
THE TRAINS ARE RUNNING.
End of the Strike on the Illinois Central
' A Cotiirnmiti!.
Chicago, June 28. The trains on the
Illinois Central railway began running
again yesterday afternoon and matters
are "altitudinous" once 2.'ore. -The men
held a long meeting after dinner yester
day during which the last proposition of
the railway was discusxeil, and concluded
to accept it. Those on the insido say tbe
decision would have been the other way
had Jt not been for the fact that the men
were advised that under the circumstances
they would not rect-ive the moral or iinan
cial support of the great labor organiza
tions. Condition of the Compromise.
It all liintcl on Mr. KiihsW), and in his
ca.e the company receded somewhat. He
will not be permitted to directly dis
charge any of the men; all matters of that
kind miiHt tie attended to by his subordin
ates. Also the two men who resigned are
to go bark to their places.
Cot of the Amusement.
The cost of the strike to the Illinois Cen
tral railroad has been in the neighborhood
ofW,0iK). On the first day they lost
1300,000, and the balance on an average of
almost tWO.Ooo a day. The strike lasted
five days, the passenger traffic not being
topped until the second day.
A Veto on the Es-I'resMent.
New York, Juno 28. The report of
Grover Cleveland as referee In the suit of
Phelps vs. Venner has been set aside by
Judge Co, ef the United States circuit
court. Tne court holds that Venner is en
titled to commissions upon certain stock
transactions. The referee decided against
ESThe Population or llellevllle, Ilia.
BELI.KVil.I E, Ills., June 28. A dispatch
was received yesterday from Supervisor
Schmidt, of Nashville, saying that the
census of this city footed up but 15,000.
There is great dissatisfaction with the an
nouncement. Harsh Itornhardt Taken III.
London, June 28. Sarah IJernhardt was
compelled to stop suddenly and leave the
stage in the second act of ''Joan of Arc"
last night. She wad seized with a faint
la. spell and lost her voice completely.
Later in the night she was reported bet
ter, but still weak and unable to leave her
The Fight In Urosvenor's District.
Columbus, O..June 28. The Republican
convention for the Twelfth (Grosvenor's)
Ohio congressional district, in session at
Iron ton, has adjourned without a nom
ination to meet at Gallipolis Aug. S3.
This is said to mean the nomination of
Orosvenor. The number of unfruitful
ballots taken before adjourn meat was UNO.
The Boss Hooel er Faster.
Jxffersonvillk, Ind., June 28. Peter
Bettes, who is denying himself fae be
cause he is delude with tire raea that his
' chlldrti are starving, has reached the fif
tieth day of his fast. He Is 05 years old,
but Btill strong. .
Two little girls were killed by a train at
South Somerset, Mass.; Friday, the elder
losing her life in the attempt to save her
The Fight Over the National
BOTH SIDES LAYING ON HEAVILY.
Vau Illuminates the Constitution and
Intimates That Such Legislation May
Raise Cain Kennedy's Comments on
Cleveland's Election The Senate Passes
the Wyoming Admission Hill Signing
or the Dependent Pension Act The
House Original Packages Measure.
Washington City, June 28. The flood
of eloquence on the national election law
was continued yesterday in the house,
two of the most interesting speeches being
those of Vaux of Pennsylvania (Randall's
successor) and Kennedy of Ohio. Haugen
of Wisconsin opened the debate for the
bill, saying that it was not local in its ap
plication, but general, and that southern
objection to it was an insult to the south.
He referred to the movement in that sec
tion for a property qualification for voters,
it being openly advocated because it would
disfranchise the negro, and quoted Judge
Cate, a Democrat from Arkansas, and a
contestant for a seat in the house, who had
justified the outlawry by mob violence of
certain negroes who had been elected to
local offices on the ground that they were
not property holders.
A Blast at Col. Dudley.
Covert of New York said the bill was
evidence of the distrust of the Repub
licans of a government of and for the peo
ple. After referring to Speaker Reed's
speech to the Pittsburg Aniericus club,
in which he discussed the smtthern ques
tion, and intimating that the speech was
delivered to have an effect on the house,
Covertquoted Reed asspeakingof'an emer
gency that confronted us. The Repub
lican party, said Covert, was used to
meeting emergencies. They had met
them in Indiana when they sent in Dor
sey with his money, and Duilley with his
floaters in "blocks of live," and Quay, the
archangel of the party. This bill was in
tended to undo the work of the fathers of
the constitution. The bill would revive
race prejudice which now was extinct. In
God's name, as lovers of the country, he
Desouglit the house not to seek to revive
the prejudice now. Applause.
Flower Ohjects to the Kxpenne.
Flower said the bill stood pre eminent
as a reckless and undemocratic measure.
The agitation for a reform ttallot he at
tributed to the "fat-fryings,' "blocks of
five," etc., of the last election, and he said
that in view of these the Renublican nartv
had chosen a most inappropriate time to
enact this law. He spoke of the prospect
ive expenses under new local election laws
and said that a single election in New
York now would cost l.Onu.UOO for ballots
alone. He thought the people who would
subject themselves to this burden could
be as safely relied upon to conduct fair
elections as could irresponsible federal
Fair Kleetlons Worth Any Cost.
Smyserof Ohio said the measure was
conservative and not radical. The cost of
executing it had been exaggerated, but
rair elections were well worth anv cost.
The south had been let alone for fifteen
years to work out its own destiny. Hedid
not know whether it was any nearer the
kingdom; but he protested against its
seeking to work ont the salvation of the
north on the same line.
Vaux Interprets the Constitution.
Vaux of Pennsylvania said that the bill
virtually overturned the constitution and
destroyed our form of government. The
constitutional meaning of the phrase "the
time, place and manner" was that the
power of congress was limited to prescrib
ing the lorm or choosing representatives
and that when the election itself began its
authority ceased. The "manner of hold
ing" and the "holding" of the election
were entirely distinct and separate and the
power or congress ceased with the former.
A Threat of Revolution.
He said that this bill would drag the
circuit court judges into the din and filth
of partisan politics. He assured the Re
publicans that the Democrats of the north
would see that Maine was one of the first
places where the law was carried out, no
matter what the cost. He warned the
other side that as our forefathers had sep
arated from Great Britain becau.se they
did not believe in taxation without repre
sentation, so the time might come when
legislation depriving the people of repre
sentation would drive them to another re
volt for the same principle. Loud ap
plause on the Democratic side.
Kennedy's Solution of the Problem.
, Kennedy of Ohio said it was idle to say
that the majority had ruled in this coun
try. All pretence that Grover Cleveland
was elected president by a majority was
subject to the further statement that
large numbers of qualified voters were not
permitted to voteagainst him. He charged
that at least thirty of the southern mem
bers were here because the blacks Rrrp
counted in the census of 1KS0. When the
apportionment was made under the new
census, that provision of the constitution
which required a reduction of representa
tion in the case of states which permitted
the rights of citizens to vote to lie unlaw
fully abridged should be put into execu
tion in the southern states.
THE ORIGINAL PACKAGE BILL.
Report of the House Committee on the
Measure They Propose.
Washington City, June 2S. The re
port of the house committee on the judici
ary on its substitute for the senate bill to
prohibit the importation of liquors in
original packages into a state in viola
tion of state laws has been prepared by
Reed of Iowa. The report says: "In Ae
opinion of your committee all property
which has been imported into a state and
kept for sale there, ought to he subject
for all purposes to the jurisdiction of tbe
state, and all persons who would engage
in traffic within a state ought to he sub
ject to such rules as it may enact for the
regulation of that traffic. The states are
proper judges of the needs of their own
citizens, and they ought to be free to en
act and enforce such laws as they may
deem best adapted to their situation, and
best calculated to enhance the prosperity
and happiness of their people.
The Citizen Can Have His Snifter.
"When a non-resident imports his wares
Into the state and there engages in traffic,
it is but just that he should be subjected
to the same restrictions that, govern the
citizen of tbe state who would engage in a
like traffic. And this would be the effect
of the bill if amended as recommended by
the committee. It would in no manner
Interfere with the right of a citizen of a
State to purchase abroad any article of
commerce which be might desire for his
own use and have the same transported
and delivered to him at his place of resi
dence. The states would have no power
to prevent the importation of any article
of commerce, nor to obstruct the trans
portation of commerce through their ter
ritories, except in the necessary enforce
ment of their health laws." Adams of Il
linois dissents and will file a minority re
port. STATEHOOD FOR WYOMING.
The Admission Bill Passed by the Senate
Washington City, June 28. The sen
ate yesterday continued the discussion of
the Wyoming statehood bill, after attend
ing to some routine business. The Demo
crats generally favored an omnibus en
abling act, moved as a substitute for the
original bill, bat after a long debate the
original bill was passed, the vote being a
party one 29 to la The bill declares Wy
oming admitted to the Union, and enti
tled to one member of tbe house in the
Fifty-first congress. The bill goes back to
the house, and a conference was asked on
senate amendments. The Idaho statehood
bill next came up, weatjovax as ualin.Uh'
THfe ROCK' ISLAND ARGPS. SATURDAY. JUNE 28.
business, and the senate aw, a on et -secret
Dockery entered a motion in tie house
to reconsider the postal clerks' lsave4 &
sence bilk He explained that he hat I s
deratood that the bill carried no a ipro
priation, when in fact it would cost J316,
000 per annum. The debate on the elec
tion law was resumed and the bill wts ad
vocated by Haugen of Wisconsin and Smy
ser and Kennedy of Ohio and oppose! by
Covert and Flower of New York and
Vaux of Pennsylvania. The confe-ence
report on the legislative appropriation was
presented, acceding to the senate increase
of the salaries of commissioner and assis
tant commissioner of the land office and
disagreeing with the increase of salaries
of senate employes. The report; was
adopted and another conference ordered.
Tbe conference committee on the iiilver
bill was appointed and recess taken to 8
p. m., at which session 105 private pension
bills were passed end at 10:30 the bouse
Washington- City, June 28. Maj Mc
Kinley, chairman of the ways and means
committee, while not expressing h s in
dividual views on the question of reci
procity as proposed by Secretary Blaine,
said to a reporter of the United Pres yes
terday that the consideration of the mat
ter in the house would depend on what
the senate would do with the Hale at lend
ment. He did not know whether or not
action would be taken during this con
gress. Knnds for Certain Postmasters,
Wash rxGTON City, June 28. The senate
committee on postoffiees and post roads
reported to the senate favorably yester
day, without amendment, a bill which re
quires that assistant postmasters at first,
second and third class offices, and such
fourth class offices as the postmaster gen
eral may designate, shall be required to
The President Tied to His Tost.
Washington City, June 28. -Pra ident
Harrison, owing to pressure of official
business, has uhnndoned, temporarily, his
contemplated trip to Cape May. He ex
pected to start to-day, but has post wned
his departure untifthe latter part o next
week, provided congress takes the usual
recess on the Fourth of July.
The Dependent Pension Bill a La w.
Washington City, June 2a Pro ident
Harrison Thursday received the dependent
pension bill, and late yesterday aftei noon
affixed his signature to it, so the t it is
now a law.'
REVOLUTION IN SAN SALVADOR.
Bloody Work at a State Ball Was the
President Assassinated ?
La Liiiektad Salvatob, June 2a Dur
ing a ball given at the president's resi
dence in the capitol on the 23d inst. in cel
ebration of the anniversary of th'i tri
umphal entry of Gen. Menendez, Geiu Me
lesio Marcial suddenly entered the ball
room about 11 p. m. and announced on
behalf of his chief general, Ezeta, who had
arrived with 600 men from Santa Ana, a
revolt Rgaiust the existing- govern nent,
demanding at the same time the d jposi
tion of President -Menendez.. At this
juncture Gen. Martinez, commander of
the government forces in the capitol, ap
peared on the scene and announced that
President Menendez. who was sick ill an
upper story of the house, requested an au
dience with Gen. Marcial.
'Death of President Menendez.
An altercation ensued between Ma -tinez
and Marcial resulting in the latter being
shot and killed. Kzeta's soldiers There
upon took Martinez prisoner and captured
the barracks. Twenty-five prisoners, were
killed. It is asserted that the president
died on the following day from heart dis
ease which had been aggravated ly the
excitement, tien. Ezeta was proclaimed
provisional president and a newctbinet
was formed, but it has since beei dis
solved and (Jen. Guirola is or the pi-esent
directing the different branches oi' gov
ernment. Good order prevails.
FLORIDA POLITICAL DEVILTFlY.
w the TviikIih of Jasper Are Perse
cuting a Postmaster.
JASI'EK. Fla., June 28. Great t xcite
ment exists here over the arrest of Post
master Morrison at White Springs on an
indictment several years old. Morrison
has been in trouble ever since he accepted
the office, and but lately returned from
Washington, where he had made com
plaint against bis Democratic neighbors
for their treatment of him. 6a his
arrival home the sheriff arrested him and
brought him here.
The Judge Is In Cahoots.
Bail was refused, the aim evidently be
ing to keep Morrison in jail so that he
cannot act as postmaster. The arm ted is
based on an old indictment charging Mor
rison with compounding a felony Iw cause
he accepted (3U not to prosecute a man
who once shot at him. The roughs and
desperadoes are in their element, and
swear to lynch Morrison before he- shall
act as postmaster. Trouble is looktd for
when United officers arrive. Leading
Democrats deprecate the warfare against
ANOTHER FLAG INCIDENT.
A Canadian Band and the Stars and
Kingston, Ont., June 28. The fl.ig in
cident came near being repeated j ester
day. Rev. W. Carey got permission fr i
the government for the American stuamet
St. Lawrence to cruise about in Cana
dian waters with moonlight i xcur
sions. He had a battery band en
gaged, but CoL Colton refused to
let it go on board under the stars
and stripes. Carey telegraphed to Ottawa
and from there got permission ft r the
band to attend the excursion, a guarantee
being given that the steamer would not
leave Canadian waters. CoL Co1 tun let
the troops embark. The excursion being
held at night neither union jack not stars
and stripes were raised.
Railway Employes In Conference.
Indianapolis, June 2a The Order of
Railway Conductors and the Brotherhood
of Conductors have been holding secret
session in this city. The mouths cf the
members of each organization aiv her
metically sealed so far as outsideis are
concerned. It is known, however, th it the
two organizations are meeting in pur
suance to the same call that brought the
engineers of the Vanderbilt system to
gether. Whether or not the conductors
have any grievances of their own is not
A Balloonist'a Narrow Escape.
Cleveland, O., June 28. "EstelU Le
roy," a Cleveland girl whose real name is
Hull, attempted to make her first balloon
ascension and parachute jump at J Icy cr
ies park Thursday evening. She failed,
however, and narrowly escaped seriens in
jury and perhaps death. The parachute
broke loose from the balloon at a eight
of about one hundred feet in tn j air.
Fortunately, the girl alighted in a big
tree, and was not hurt.
The Morris, Ilia., Murder.
Morris, Ills., June 2a Two men wese
arreste i yesterday on suspicion of being
the assailants of Mrs. Decker and her son,
but they were not fully identified. The
opinion is strong here that the attempted
murder was a crime for revenge ins toad of
robbery, but the police have nothing pos
itive about it. Both the victims ara yet
Why Not Try Our House Rulas
London, June 28. In the Douse of com
mons last night, Smith moved t ap
point a committee of twenty-one tc con
sider means to shorten procedure on bills
which have been partly discussed. Th
motion was carried by a vote of 275 I o 168,
and the committee was appointed. The
committee consists of twelve support era of
the government and nine members c f the
A WELLW0N RACE.
Yale and Harvard Row for Four
THE VTOTOET GOES TO THE BLUE,
Giving the Tale Boys Nine of the Fifteen
Races 8o Vmr Contested The Struggle
of the Freshmen Kesults In Favor of
Columbia An Irish Athletic Phenom
enon He Smashes the Record and
Plays Fanstastic Jumping Tricks.
New London, Conn.,.June 28. The Yale
Harvard university annual eight-oared
boat race was rowed last evening over a
four mile straight-away course on the
Thames river between Gale's Ferry and
Winthrop Point, and was won by Vale by
three and a half lengths in 21.2. This
was the fifteenth annual race between
these universities, and it was Yale's fifth
successive victory. Yale has won nine
and Harvard six of the fifteen races.
Close for the First Three Mile.
The race was a remarkably close aud ex
citing one for the first three miles, neither
crew being able to gain a decisive lead.
Harvard was ahead twice for brief peri
ods, but Yale quickly recovered by spurt
ing. Yale's staying qualities finally pre
vailed, and during the last mile the Blues
gained slowly but surely on their com
petitors. The winners' time was 21
miuutes and 29 seconds; losers', 21 min
attes, 40 seconds.
A Big Crowd Present.
The crowd of spectators was the largest
seen here on a similar occasion for many
years. All along the course from start to
finish were scattered scores of larger boats
and many yachts, large excursion steam
ers like the Rhode Island, City of Wor
cester, F.im City and others and countless
small yachts and open boats of every de
scription crowded to their utmost capacity.
On the west bank was the moving obser
vation train of thirty-four cars; at the
navy yard opposite the two-mile flag the
large wharf and the man of-war Yantie
and the sloping bank at the finish were
black with people. The water was nearly
A Race It owed in the Dark.
The Columbia-Harvard freshman race
was rowed in the dark, and proved to be
a rather unsatisfactory affair. The river
was crowded with craft, and but little atten
tion was paid to the race. When near
the finish a steamer crossed Harvard's bow
interfering greatly with the oarsmen. The
race was Von by Columbia. Time, 10
minutes ami 31 seconds.
AN ATHLETIC PHENOMENON.
Reniarkahle Jumping Feats of Joseph
Darby in Dublin.
New York, June 2ts. A special from
Dublin, Ireland, gives the following ao
lount of the astonishing athletic feats of
Joseph Dm by, who is advertised as the
champion jumper of the world. "The ti
tle of champion jumper of the world,
claimed by Joseph Darby, scarcely con
veys an idea of what he accomplishes, for
most people would suppose that he did
nothing beyond ordinary broad and high
jumps. How mistaken they would be
may be gathered from the following,
which are but a fraction of his feats:
Some Extraordinary Performances.
"Standing high jump, 5 feet B inches,
with ankles tied; two standing jumps, 2ti
feet 7!' inches; three standing jumps, 41
feet 7 inches; four standing jumps, 50 feet
4 inches, clearing 15 feet 6 inches in last
jump: six buck ward jumps, 54 feet; jump
ing from an ordinary brick, end up, over
bedroom chair, on to another brick, end
up, thence over a liar 5 feet o inches; three
jumps, clearing chair standing on table in
last jump; jumping from brick over two
horses; clearing eij.-ht chairs in jump;
clearing 28 feet 8 inches in two jumps;
jumping over chair on to a man's face
without hurting man.
Didn't Have a Fair Show, Either.
"As I have said, these are only a few of a
list which includes all sorts of extraordin
ary jumping unties, some of which are
accomplished from no more substantial
take-off than an ordinary tumbler. The
M)int iu the brick and tumbler jumps is
that tiie jumper must not upset either the
brick or tumbler full of water, and iu this
Darby did not fail once. In the face of
things of this kind, where are our "cham
pions, who scrable over 5 feet 6 or 8, and
perhaps clear 20 or 21 feet ? I should men
tion that this wonder was rat her hampered
by the smallness of the stage, which was
built before jumpers of this kind were
raised. If he had room enough it is hard
to know what, in reason, would stop him."
The Record on the Diamond.
Chicago, June 2S. The scores at base
ball yesterday were as follows: ix-aifue
At Pittsburg Pittsburg 5, Itoston 7; bat
teries 1 lecker and Herger, Getzeiu and
Ilennctt. At Cincinnati Cincinnati 4,
New York 8; batteries Duryea and
Keenan. Welch and Murphy. At Cleve
land Cleveland 7, Philadelphia 3; batter
ies Rcatin and Zimmer, Vickery and
Clements. At Chicago Chicago 2, Brook
lyn 7; batteries Hutchison and Kittredge,
Terry aud Clarke.
Brotherhood: At Pittsburg Pittsburg
10, New York 3: batteries Staley and
Quiun, Crane ami Rrown. At Buffalo
Buffalo 5. Philadelphia?; batteries Had
dock and Clarke. Knell and Milligan. At
Cleveland Cleveland 5, Brooklyn ;. bat
teries O'Brien and Sutcliffe, Sawders and
Daily. At Chicago Chicago 2, Boston 0:
Liiatteries Kiug and Farrell, Radbourn
Western: At Minneapolis Des Moines
6, Minneapolis 14. The St. Paul team has
been sold to a syndicate of local capital
ists for '1,IKK). W. W. Watkins, ex man
ager of the Detroit League club, will man
age the St. Paul experts.
The American Bantam Winn.
London, June 28. About 1,000 privi
leged persons assembled at the Pelican
club last night to witness the fight be
tween the bant Jim weights, George Dixon,
of America, and J'ute Wallsce, of Eng
land. Both men appeared in fine condi
tion, and the betting, which was six to
four in favor of Dixion, was spirited. The
betting proved to bo justified, for in the
eighteenth round Wallace gave np the
fight, a badly whipped man, while Dixon
was ah fresh as ever.
Washington Park Races.
Chicago, June 28. The following horses
took the money at Washington nark yes
terday: Kingman, Jmile, Flyaway
i mile, J :; UMigalighi, 1 1-10 miles,
1:41);; Duke of Highlauds, 1)4 miles,
Catalpa, 1 mile 70 yards, 1:454.
They Have Caught Tascott Again.
New Orleans, June 28. A special from
Paris, Tex., to The Times Democrat says
that trainmen arriving there on the
"'Frisco" road, report that five Pinkerton
men boarded the north-bound train at
West 'Fork, Ark., Thursday night with
Tascott, the murderer of Millionaire Snell,
of Chicago. The prisoner was said to have
been identified by men from Chicago.
High School Commencement.
Hammond, Ind., June' 28. The com
mencement exercises of the high school of
tbis city were held in the Methodist
Episcopal church. The graduates were
Misses Clara Belle Weed, Bonnie Ed
wards, and Kate Weed. Miss Kate Weed
delivered the valedictory. W. C. Bclman
presented the diplomas to the graduates,
who were then addressed by Dr. W. W.
Religious Persecution in Cuba,
Atlanta, Ga., June 28. There is great
excitement here over a telegram from Ha
vana announoing the arrest and confine
ment in jail of A. J. Diaz, r. Baptist mis
sionary. Diaz is an American citizen,
and his arrest is claimed to be religious
persecution. The state department has
been appealed to in order to secure his re
IN FEARFUL PERIL.
The Farm Hill Mine May Prove
To Be a Volcano.
ALL HOPE OF RESCUE BLASTED.
The Mine on Fire and a Magazine of Gas
Behind the Flames, Pregnant with
Death and Destruction A Column of
Smoke Lifts Its Head Into the Clouds as
a Funeral Pall for the Dead The
Flames Hreak Loose and Torn It Into a
Pillar of Fire Brave men Risk Their
Lives In a Final Effort. --
Dunbar, Pa., June 28. There is no
longer any hope. The entombed miners
can not be rescued now. A furious fire
has sealed their fate, and if their dead
bodies escape the hungry flames the pil
fering rats that infest the mines will have
gnawed them beyond recognition. Death
never came to men in a more revolting
form and affliction never fell heavier on
the bereaved. Yesterday was an awful
day, yet evea a greater disaster threatens.
A fire, fierce as a whirlwind, is raging for
2,000 feet down in the yawning mouth of
the Hill Farm mine.
A Frightful Explosion Possible.
Deadly gas has generated back of the
flames and the ponderous hill into which
the Hill Farm, the Ferguson, and the Ma
honing pits are driven, is a mighty maga
zine, fairly pregnant with death. The
lightest stroke of a miner's pick would ex
plode it, and the effect of such an explo
sion would be awful to contemplate. The
rescuing" party has been withdrawn from
the face of tiie Mahoning pit. A strong
giard has been placed at the mouth of the
Ferguson mines to keep out the impa
tient, restless miners, who would rescue
the unfortunates on their own account.
The flames at the Hill Farm mines are hot
enough to drive away invaders.
The Outbreak ot the Fire Fiend.
Fire broke from the month of the Hill
Farm pit shortly after 9 o'clock last
night. It followed promptly after the
drill entered the burning mine. For two
hours before the flames burst out huge
billows of smoke, black, dense and dead
ly, rolled over each other into the air, and
drifted upward, forming a ponderous
monument of mourning to the dead in
side. A rumbling, rushing sound, like a
swiftly moving train through a tunnel,
preceded the flames. Secretary Watchorn,
Superintendent Hill and the United Press
reporter were at the pit's mouth await
ing the outbreak. To the experts the
smoke indicated approaching fire for half
au hour before its arrival, aud its coming
could be heard long before the fire
reached the pit's mouth. It could be
seen licking up the timbers in the mine,
aud the steady stream of water, which
rippled down the blope, seemed only to
inspire and encourage to wilder efforts
the angry fiend.
A Scene ot Awful Grandeur.
It was indeed an awful sight, and when,
with a brilliant flash, the great column of
smoke was ignited the heavens seemed
aflame. Fantastic figures of fire darted
hither and thiiher, chasing each other to
the clouds ami burning a huge hole
through the gloom of night. The sur
rounding country was lighted up, guiding
the excited, nervous crowds to the scene.
Those who had been watching at the Ma
honing mine hurried over the hill to the
fire. The people of Dunbar who could
see the reddened heavens from the village
rushed about in confusion, fearful that
another calamity hail occurred.
The Bereaved Families.
The families of the entombed miners
who have waited and watched until their
grief has become deadened are aroused
and their suffering and distress come to
them.anew. Neighbors gathered in each
stricken home, aud while they comforted
the living they prayed for the dead, and
while they watched the fire they seemed
mentally to bury their loved ones.
Heroic Labor in Vain.
The heading in the Hill Farm mine was
not accompanied with accident. James
Barnhill, a practical miner, guided the
drill, and when he touched the objective
point he secured a bag full of the air and
then the rescuing party was ordered out
of the pit. Inspectors Keighley, Blick and
Kvans then examined the face of the mine,
after which they left the place to consult.
They decided that any attempt to break
through the dividing wall might be ac
companied by accident.
Gone to Face Death.
The conference lasted for nearly an
hour. Every possible plan of rescue was
discussed, but none of them accepted. Fi
nally Inspectors 1outtit, Keighley, Secre
tary Watchorn, Master Workman Ker
foot, and Mnnager Hill (of the Furnace
company) decided to face death itself that
the entombed men may be rescued. They
decided to go to the face aud together dig
through. There were eleven feet of coal
to dig, or about two hours' work. They
were all provided with appliances for
their safety, but they carried their lives
In their hands, and everyliody about the
pit bade them good-bye, and wished for
their safe return.
A Hitter Feeling Abroad.
The suspension of work just when the
unfortunate miners are almost within
reach has lieen a great disappointment
nere ana nas still further eu raged the peo
ple. The false reports sent out daily by
the mine inseclors had led them to hope
against themselves, and when the fire
broke out last night the feeling was in
tensely bitter against those whom they
held responsible for the delay-
A Lynching In Georgiu.
Way Cltoss, Ga., June 28. Andrew Rob
erts, colored, was lynched at 12 o'clock
Thursday night for attempting to rape the
11-year-old daughter of Richard James, a
respectable farmer residing at Argyle, a
small village twelve miles west of Way
Cross. He was caught in a compromising
position with the girl, taken to the woods,
hung to a tree, and while swinging several
bullets were fired into his body.
That liohl tuuiiic liohbvr Again.
LTNIONTOWN.Pu.,.Iune 28. Perry Donald
son, who robbed Paymaster Atkiuson of
$1,200 Thursday, returned the same night
and stole a mule belonging to Walter
Langhead, of Oliphant, near here.and it is
supposed he has ridden the mule into
West Virginia, where lie has relatives.
A Toper Kindles a Illg Blase.
DENVER, Colo. June 28. The Times'
Carbon (Wy. T.) special says that the
business portion of that town was burned
yesterday. Loss, tlJO.OUO, with small in
surance. A drunken man had been put
to sleep in the hotel where the fire started.
A Chicago Uauker Asslrns.
Chicago, June 2f. M. C. Roberto pres
ident of the Thirty-first street bank, made
a voluntary assignment yesterday, Assets,
25,0O0; liabilities. 25,0OU. Mr. Roberts is
connected with the closed Park .National
A Jioted Month.
From Keokuk, la.. Democrat.
August, 1887, was a noted month. It
gave extreme heat and extreme cold, the
results of which were disastrous to the
public health. Cases of colic, cholera
morbus and diarrhoea were abundant and
there were numerous calls at the drug
stores for Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy. Druggists of
this city tell us that tbis remedy baa been
more frequently called for during the
past month than any other preparation.
and that it has proven a panacea for the
very worst cases. Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is a mer
itorious medicinal preparation for all
summer complaints for which it is recom
mended, and grows in popularity in this
city and vicinity. Tbe sales are increass
ing rapidly and wonderful cares are re
ported, bold by Hartz & Bahnaen.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN TIIE 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.
The dependent pennicn bill has been ap
proved by President Harrison.
The international Sunday school con
vention at liitsburg came to a close Fri
day. Nine vessels were wrecked and thirty
five lives lost by the recent gules off the
coast of Scotland.
A company of British capitalists ha
been formed to buy the John Koarh ship
yards at Chester, Pa.
Failures in the I'tiited States during the
even days ended Friday were ITS; for cor
responding week last year, 1X4.
The South Texas National bank, of
Houston, Tex., has lieen authorized to
commence business with a capital oi
William Humnicll, his wife, and young
child, of Hutchinson, Kan., were burned
to death by the explosion of a gasoline
The Illinois convention of Sous of Vet
erans adjourned Friday at Jacksonville,
after holding a very successful aud inter
The Iowa Prohibitionists are reported
to be dissatisfied with the Republican
platform, and are talking of nominating a
ticket of their own.
Annie Reary and Frank Martinez wi re
married at New Orleans tbe other day.
The groom was 15 and the bride 13, and
the parents gave their full consent.
Hong Kong advices state that the steam
er Paoching was burned on the Tangtse
river May 28, and her captain, second en
gineer and twenty native sailors lost.
The freight houses at Fst St. Louis are
guarded by police and watchman armed
with Winchesters, because the striking
platform men threatened to burn them.
Senator Thomas W. Palmer, of Michi
gan, has leen elected president of the
World's fair national commission, and
Mr. J. T. Dickinson, of Texas, chosen sec
retary. The French committee that went to
Panama to investigate the condition of
the canal hus reported that it will take
twenty years aud l.TKT.OoO.UU) francs
(34",)0,0O0) to complete it.
Russia does not take kindly to the ces
sion by England of Heligoland to Ger
many. The czar's government fears that
hue possession oi me island Ity Uerniany
will hamper Russian naval operations.
Fifty people ate dinner at a farm bouse
near Galena, O., Friday, the occasion be
ing a sale of farm property. After the
diners had gone home a score of them
were taken ill with symptoms of poison
ing, andtwo or three are iu a critical con
dition. The poisoning is a mystery.
Valuable Uorae Sun-Struck.
CoLniBUS, Ind., June 28. -Charlie a, a
fine 4-year-old stallion, sired by Bartholo
mew Wilkea, frtth a trotting record of
2:80Jjf, owned by Fremont Davis, of thia
county, fell dead from sunstroke while
being worked on the privet 'track on his
owner's farm. The driver was badly hurt.
By reason of the hot ware uow prevailing
in this part of Indiana ten horses have
perished from stinntroke.
A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest of
all In leavenlnf strength.-U. S. Gotxrnmtnl Rt
port Auf.n, 1889 e
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
-fcCnOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
ICOfif SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
m:. e. murrin,
v Dealer in
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third avenue and Twenty-first St.. lU-k I,Jn 1.
p.tDBa "c"i.edrk ' GroCeri" ,h" ai w livirg pric. A .h.re of pabl.c
ARCADE CIGAR STORE,
1808 SECOND AVE, - . ROCK ISLAND.
FIXE LIKE OF
Domestic, Key West and Imported Cigars.
fWBox Trade a specialty.
J- x. dixojst,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
' ' 1706 Second Avenue.
JT. W. J-OZlSTIES
Dealer in Kew and
Second Hand Goods
. No. 1614 Second Avenue.
Has opened, his New and Spacious-
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue,
where he would de pleaaed to see his friends.
o.i?pD?h0c drink -Half and '.If." U,
y wn yo can get it. Jtoant Beef Lunce ererr Uar from 10 to 13.
F. W. HERLITZKA.
No. 229 Twentieth Street, next to Conrid Schneider's grocery, Rock Island.
for fine fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Hade la th. late.t style. Also repairing done with nestoesa andldifpatch.
Jv I "
Avenue, Dealer in-
Cigars and Toys,
Tbe not dflirioo" in the tri-ritir mdr from poir ovani
and flarnml with ail th- popular flavor, in anj uu .nt.ty U
mil. -ial att. rtKW Dhid to mp, ljic picnic, privaie
partie, rociais, etc.