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THE MOCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, JULY ?. 1890.
Published Daily and Weekly at 184 Second Are
, one. Hock Island, 111.
J. w. Potter,
Tim-T)aily, 50c pur montb; Weekly, $3.00
per it n nam.
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In Kock island comity.
MONOAV, Jdi.t 7. 18JH).
DF.nOt KATIt: TICKET.
For United States Senator Jons M. Palukr.
Vor Clate Tieamirer Kdwako 8. Wilson.
KorHnut. of Pub ic Instruction iiknrt KA
- - . ...I , ) Jons Hrtt.
, .Ions Hryart.
' J. N. W. Orsha,
J ....KlCHAllD D. MuKQAKi
For Coantv Jmlua..... ViRorc. M. Blrdins
For County Clerk Charles Crcutz
KorSheriii C D. Gordon
For Treasurer Gao. B. BsoaniR
For County Supt. of schonls Ch.s. B Mahshall
Indiana, according to Hon. Thomas
E. Garvin, world's" fair commissioner
from that state, is now reliably demo
cratic. He attributes the los9 of the
state in 1888 to the jealousy then exist
ing between tbe McDonald and Gry fac
tions, which are now thoroughly united.
The Nrsatsrlll f'oovrnllnn.
The democratic convention of . the
Twenty-first senatorial district in eel 8 at
Cambridge tomorrow to nominate a can
dioate or candidates for representative
and also a state senator. The deep
rooted and spreading opposition to the
republican nominees in their own party
should have the effect of making tomor
row's convention proceed more cautious'
ly and with greater deliberation than
usual. A judicious nomination for state
senator would serve to draw hundreds of
republican votes from a candidate who
is confessedly incompetent to represent
the district at Springfield in the state
senate. It would be more credit to tbe
party to defeat such a man than it possi
bly could be to elect him, and if the-in-
teliigent and thinking republicans at this
time set the stamp of disapproval on such
an inexcusable mistake as that committed
by the la'.e convention, it is not likely
that the party will again make such an
lie nomination or u. W. Collins was
equally injudicious and unsatisfactory,
and the present indications are that he
will never go to Springfield as a member
of the general assembly. While previous
to his nomination the Argus favored the
selection of two democratic (candidates,
the situation lias been made manifestly
more favorable to the democrats on ac
count of his candidacy. The policy of
nominating at least two candidates for
representative in each senatorial district,
has been generally adopted by the de
mocracy of the state, and tbe Argus be
lieves this plan should be followed by
the convention at Cambridge tomorrow
Messrs. G. W. Vinton, of Moline,
ana J. A. Wilson, of Kural. are
looking for the nomination of
minority representative, and as Henry
county concedes the candidate to Rock
Island, the honor lies between these two
gentlemen. Both have their friends on
the delegation, and if tbe old plan of
nominating only one candidate is adhered
to it may Le that Henry county will be
called upon to express a preference in a
matter that really belongs to this county
In vitw of the obvious duty of the con'
rtntion, however, the Anocs csn see no
cause for contention betweeu the oppos
ing forces, as the situation plainly re-
qnires tbe nomination of two candidates.
Ths Monili lrsn't tM II.
A. V. Dockery.late editor of the South -tcert
Protectionist of Carthage, S. C,
writes as follows to the Washington Pott
in regard to the Lodge election bill:
Congressman Ewart was quito right in
denouncing the Lodge election bill and
equally right in opposing it as a caucus
measure, and should he h ive the back
bone to oppose it as a party measure be
will again be right, and merit and receive
reward. I say this as a republican, who
lives in the so-called black belt. My
county has 8.000 white voters to 700
black, and in politics it is about evenly
divided. Elections and I have had
much experience are fair, but where
courage Is, they are bound to be 'so. and
both parties have it here. Every
reconstruction measure has been a
1 failure, more or less, in so far as
it attempts artificially to boost
the negro above tbe Caucasian. The
following up of these measures upon
measures but serves to make an Ireland
of the fairest part of this nation. It does
not desire to be an Ireland; it wants rest,
to be let alone.
Pass your silver bills, gold bills, tariff
bills, pension bills the south is uncon
cerned, the masses caring nothing. But
let her alone without exasperating and
useless, and what will prove bitterly
fruitless measures like this or any other
force bill. Give her a chance to develop
her resources, and she will be loyal to the
, nation. You canuot force loyalty, but
she is loyal now. Tbe greater hearts of
the north, of whatever party or condition
know this, and as a republican who never
faltered and born a southerner I affirm it.
The negro can take care of himself.and
be is doing it. He loves the south, he
loves bis people, be loves thewhites
here even democrats, far more intense
ly than he does any northern man, and
I speak advisedly far more intensely
than any northern man loves him. He
knows that our administrations adminis
ter few of the crumbs of office to tbe ne
groes; he is also fullv aware that that
bold statesman, Mr. Cleveland who, by
the way, promptly turned me out or of
fice gave more such to real negroes than
had been done before or since. Force
bills retard everything south, and the
prosperity of the negro race more than
anything else. Sentimentality, whether
it refers to the so called negro question,
civil service hypocrisy or gushing anti
presidential nomination pledges, deserves.
and will receive, tbe condemnation of
honest men and predestined damnation
AeeldeDt to An Exenraion Train.
Kahkakek, July 7. An excursion
train of fourteen cars from Texas was de
railed at Mandeno,' 111., this morning.
Doctors have gone to the scene of the ac
cident Details are wanting, but rumors
aay several have been killed and many
The Alliance. la In for 1'olitics.
Empokia, Kan., July 7. The largest
crowd ever gathered in this city met Sat
urday at the call of the Fanners' Alliance,
to mten to their national president, L. L.
Polk, of Washington City. Polk in his
speech preached politics aa a fundamental
prinolpfe " the Alliance, declaring that it
auould be as full of it as an egg was full
of meat . - - -
The History of Its Bestowal on
THAT LADY HAS SOMETHING TO SAY
About Certain Insinnut Ions and Critic-Isms
A Kap at the Press Tho Re
ciprocity Idea Not Likely to Win In the
Senate A Hero in the French Lega
tion He Risks Ilia Life In Stopping a
Kantntr Morse Centos Ktucalitv In
Washington Citt, July 7. A telegram
from Cape May Point, N. J., says: Mrs.
Harrison has been interviewed about the
acceptance of a cottage here and the crit
icism growing out of the gift. After de
scribing the unsuitablene of the White
House for family life in the Hummer, she
said that there had been suggestions made
to the president from various sources about
purchasing a summer home in the suburbs
of Washington City, which, at the end of
his official term, mignt be sold at consid
erable advance. The president objected
to this on the ground that it would he an
improper speculation. While tliey were
considering various invitations from
friends who had homes in healthful local
ities near the capital, Mrs. ilarrisou was
surprised by the gift of the cottage' She
No Bid for Favor In the Gift.
"Its acceptance seemed to me to he the
best which could be done. None of the
gentlemen concerned could have any
object other than the courtesy of
making us comfortable. As far aa
their names Tire known none of
them jseek office. It does not in
volve the president in any money making
for his personal benefit. How others may
be benefited does not concern us. If ou
presence at Cape May Point will do a
benefit to any person they are welcome to
It. It is a beautiful place, retired and
pleasant, and I think will he a benefit in
health to those who are near and dear to
The llaby McKee Critics.
As to baby McKee, Mrs. Harrison said :
"We have never wished the publicity
given our grand-children; therefore, if
any one is getting dissatisfled.it should
be remembered that we did not obtrude
them upon the public. When it is said
by inconsiderate persons that we force our
privacy upon the pulilio it can he truth
fully paid, without desiring to be offensive.
that the public have forced themselves
The License of the Price.
"It seems to me that American journal
ism takes entirely too wide a rano of
freedom with the private matters of fami
lies. It is a wonder that the proprietors
or editors do not put a check upon this
class of journalism. It certaiuly does not
strengthen the influence of the papers in
places where they would otherwise be felt
and respected. lam sorry for persons who
take pleasure in making me unhappy."
Mrs. Harrison is delighted with the cot
tage, r-he will remain here during the
summer, but the whole family will pass a
snort time in tbe mountains at Cresson in
STATUS OF THE RECIPROCITY IDEA.
Blaine Not the Original Siig-geste:
Show for the Proposition.
Washington City, July 7. It now ap
pears that not only did the members of the
senate finance committee. have tbe reci
procity question under discussion before
Blaine's letter was sent to the senate, but
they laid the matter informally before the
president for his sanction. They then
learned that it -was the intention of the
president to send to congress a letter on
the subject written by lilainc, and, not
wishing to anticipate this action, they did
nothing further in the matter. They can
hardly be said to favor the Blaine proposl
tlon, for tbe proposition that was laid be
fore the president by them differed ma
terially from that of the secretary of state.
Too Murh Politics In Wool.
A member of the finance committee,
who has lieen quoted as fuvoring Blaine's
reciprocity scheme, said to a reporter of
the United Press a few days ago: "We
cannot agree to a reciprocity on sugar
which would affect only one sixth of the
amount which we consume. That would
be simply to increase the profits of the
producers of that sugar which is admitted
free with no reduction of cost to the con
sumer." The same Republican senator
said that the senate would not accept any
reciprocity proposition which involved
the admission of wool free of duty, sug
gesting that there was "too much politics
MORE CENSUS RASCALITY.
A Charge That the Itetorns From Ban
Francisco Are "Padded.''
vVAsmxcTON City, July 7. Informa
tion has been received at the census office
from a citizen of San Francisco that the
returns of the enumerators in that' city
were all padded. This charge, following
closely upon the dispatch of Supervisor
Davis that one enumerator had been de
tected increasing falsely bis returns and
that he had leen arrested, seemed to re
quire immediate action. A telegram was
at once sent to Mr. Davis calliug his at
tention to the charges which emanated
from a highly respectable source, and ask
ing him to make a report. No further
action will be taken by the census oflice
until Mr. Davis makes bis report.
A TRULY NOBLE COUNT.
Heroic Deed of a Member of the French
Legation at the Capital.
Washington City, July 7. Count
Maurice Sala, first secretary to the French
legation, at the.peril of his life stopped a
runaway horse attached to a hansom cab
yesterday on Madison place, just in front
of Secretary Blaine's resideiiceKaud pre
vented the animal from dashing into a
crowd of people. He was knocked down,
but held on to tbe Teins. When picked up
and taken to a neighboring house the phy
sicians found that tbe count's right leg
was broken about midway between the
knee and thigh. Later he was removed to
the legation building, and although suf
fering terribly no serious consequences
Hardly Worth Disputing Over.
Washington Civ, July 7. The con
farrees on tbe silver bill expect to come to
an agreement at their next meeting. They
have practically come to an understand
ing under which the free coinage feature
of tbe senate substitute and the bullion
redemption feature of the honse bill will
be struck out; and that the certificates to
tH issued under the new law shall be a
legal tender. The principal point of dif
ference between them now is whether the
amount of silver to -tw .purchased each
month shall be t,500,0(O worth oh 4,500,000
WUI Try to Make It Itain.
Washington City, July 7. Within a
hort time the agricultural department
hopes to makes an interesting experiment,
probubly.on tbe plains near the state line
of Colorado and Kansas. An appropria
tion of $2,00C has been made, and it is pro
posed to Bend up paper balloons half
mile into the air, and then explode dyna
mite in the upper regions with tbe expec
tation that the concussion will shake the
water out of the air in other words, make
it rain, -
" It Wasn't for His Check.
Washington City, July 7. Senator
Farwell is a shining mark for beggars and
borrowers. Recently an impecunious
stranger called and insisted on seeing him.
The senator was told and asked what the
man wanted. On being informed that the
stranger said he was desperately hard up,
and must have a dollar, the senator Baid,
producing a 5-bill: "Take" Jdm this, and
tell hhn it is not for bis necessity, but for
his modesty." .
TERRIBLE POWDER EXPLOSION.
A Boy Burned to a Crisp and S X Other
Children Badly Scorched.
Scotthaven, Pa., Jnly 0.-A leg con
taining fifty pounds of powder exploded
5n Augnst Smith's grocery store at In
dustry near Scotthaven Saturday svening,
wrecking the building and injur! ig seven
children, four of them fatally. . The ex
plosion was caused by sparks from a
cracker which was exploded prematurely
in the bands of August Smith, jr., aged
14 years. The store was a rtsort for
children, and at the time of the a cident a
large number were present firing rackers.
The powder exploded with terri &c force,
lifting tbe building, which wat a two
story structure, Irom its foundati ins.
Seven Youthful Victims.
Young Smith's body was burned to a
crisp, and he was otherwise terri ily man
gled; John Branner, aged 10, hail tbe
soles of both feet torn off and wat fright
fully burned about the body, tnd both
eyes wete blown out; Ueorge Keppjer,
aged 8, was burned badly about t le body,
and the flesh was torn from his limbs;
Willie Kebler, 6 years old, wai burned
about tbe head, breast and stomach; Enos
Smith, aged 9, Mary Smith. 19 months,
and Charlie Shout, 8 years, were ill badly
burned, but will recover. The first four
named will probably die.
DID GOOD WITH HIS WEALTH.
A Connecticut Millionaire Gives 1,000,
OOO to Benefit Hla Fellow Hen.
Norfolk, Conn., July 7. Tho will of
William L. Gilbert, the millionai-e philan
thropist of Winsted, gives 1400,(00 to the
Gilbert Home for the Friendless, at Win
stead, which was founded by Mr. Gilbert,
and to which he gave $100,000 in his life
time. The Gilbert school for colt red girls,
at Winsted, La., receives 40,000. The sum
of $500,000 is given for the establishment
and maintenanceof a public school of high
order m Winchester (Fast Winsud). Each
of nineteen nieces and nephew receives
$11,000. The town of Winchester is given
HS.OOn for the purpose of tunneling the
mountains, in order to obtain a better
water supply from tbe lake.
A Condition of the Above Gift.
Should the town fail within five years to
arry out this work, which will cost $30,
OH) more than tbe sum above n tmed, the
$48,000 is to be added to the fuiid for the
high school. The Congregatiot al church
at Xorthfield receives $12,000, and the
Episcopal church at that place $ 1,000. Mr.
Gilbert's stock in the Gilbert clock com
pany, valued at $30,000, was divided just
before his death among two nephews and
a niece James Woodruff and R. F. Marsh,
of Winsted, and Mrs. Edward hiting of,
THE BASE BALL EXPEF:TS.
Notes About the National Gitme Late
Scores and Present Standing.
Chicago, July 7. The coudition of the
Pittsburg League Base Ball club was the
subject of much anxiety among ihe cranks
last week. It was reported that the rent
was due, and that the club would be
ejected from the grounds before the end of
the week. But such a disaster did not oc
cur. The Chicago club of the league fin
ished up its home games and s'arted east
iNiturday. The attendance Saturday at
the League and Brotherhood grounds was
more encouraging to the former than that
of Friday, when the Brotherhmd literally
distanced them. Both aggregations had
more than the necessary 3,000 per game
average, hut the encouraging thing for
the league was that there was ouly a lit
tle over 1,000 difference in fa or of the
Brotherhood. The figures wern: League,
U.0.5; Brotherhood, 13,W0.
Standing f the Clubs.
Following is given the percent tges of the
different clubs at the end of tha week for
the league and Brotherhood, and includ
ing Friday for the American and Western:
Fmth hood won. lost. t.ef
Ieaeua won. lost. D.e
BoMtuD 37 24 .'
llitcniro .... hh
New York.. :
won. loss, p.ej Western on. lost, p.c
,vm Kansas City
Late Scores on the Diamond.
' Saturday's and Sunday's scores are given
below: League: At Brooklyn (First
game) Brooklyn 14, Pittsburg 9 batteries
Baker and Decker. Lovett and Bushong;
(second game) Pittsburg 11, Brooklyn 12;
batteries Bowman and Decker, Terry and
Clark. At Cincinnati Cincinnati C, Phil
adelphia 9; batteries Viau and Keenan,
Sniith and Clemeuts. At Chicago Chi
cago?, Boston 5; batteries Hutchison and
Kittredge, Nichols and Bennett. At
Cleveland Cleveland 0, New ork 4; bat
teries Garfield and Zimmer, Welch and
Brotherhood: At Boston Boston 10,
Buffalo 8; batteries Guraberc, Murphy
and Kelly, Keefe and Mack. At Pitts
burg Pittsburg 7, Brooklyn i; batteries
Maul and Carroll, Sowders and Daily.
At Cleveland Cleveland 4, Philadelphia
8; batteries G ruber and Suteliffe, Cun
ningham and Cross. At Ch cago Chi
cago 13, New York- 1; batteries Bartsou
aud Farrell, Crane and Ewing.
Western: (Saturday) At St Paul Des
Moines 0, St. Paul 5. At Kansas City
Omaha refused to play scheduled game,
and it was given to Kansas Ci y 9 to 0.
A postponed game was then playetLand
resulted Omaha 7, Kansas City 18. At
Milwaukee Minneapolis 8, Milwaukee 25.
At Denver Sioux City 6, Den er 5. (Sun
day) At St. Paul Des Moines 0, St. Paul
7. At Omaha Kansas City 10, Omaha 17.
At Milwaukee Minneapolis 2, Milwaukee
15. At Denver Sioux City 4, Denver 10.
The Flyers at Washington Park.
Chicago, July 7. The winning horses
Saturday at Washington part, were: No
retta, 1 mile, l:43Ji; Balgowaa, rnile,
l:l5i; Mariou C, 1 mile. 1:4I: Joe Black
burn, miles, 2:00i'; Wary, mile heats,
1:41, 1:44. 2
CAUSED BY CONFLICTING ORDERS.
A Train Wreck in Which One Person
Receives Fatal Injuiies.
PETOSKET, Mich., July 7. Conflicting
orders caused a serious wreck about two
miles north of Bay View Saturday.
Freight train No. 10 collide-v with the
dummy train from Bay View-to Odin.
Miss S. Weller, of Detroit, received serious
internal injuries and will probably die.
William Gregg, of Harbor Springs, Mich.,
had his right leg broken and btidly crushed
below the knee. Jay L. Newbury, of
Petoskey, and Edith andKatio McArthur,
of Bay View, were severely bruised, and
half a dozen others were slightly injured
by j umpingf rom the open cat
Will Be Manag-ed by Aciericans.
, Boston, July 7. In referent e to the pur
chase of the Chicago stock yai ds and tran
sit company by a syndicate for $30,000,000,
Messrs. F. H. Prince & Co., who are un
derstood to represent the purchasers, state
that the control of the stock yards will re
main in this country. A laige majority
of the new securities are owned in this
country and the management will be
Death of a Partially Osal
Concord, Mass., July 7. Jt
a war veteran, portions of wh
become ossified within, a ft
for whom a pension of $1
specially passed congress last
Saturday. His sufferings
years have leen excruciating,
Me body had
w years, and
X) a month
and his case
baa attracted wide attention. '
Cut His Sweetheart's Throat.
Axtoona. Pa., July 7. Clara Jones,
aged 19, a servant in the Central hotel at
Gallitzen, had her throat cut with a razor
Saturday night by Harry Marsh, aged SO,
a miner, who was furious w tth jealousy.
The girl will die.
A MILE OF FLAME.
Furious Fire in the Lumber at
STARTED BY AN ICE-LADEN CRAFT,
The Fire Spreads All Along the Harbor
I mil It Walls the llay for Nearly a
Mile A MagniAoent lln Costly Dis
play Dynamite rttliied to Fight the
Ileatrover, and Piles of Lumber Thrown
Into the Water Property Worth 30O,
OOO In Ashes One Life Lost.
East Tawas, Mich., July 7. Saturday
afternoon the barge Sea Gull drifted lazily
alongside Sibley & Bearinger's lumber
docks, and lay rocking in a stiff south
eastern breeze. She was ice luJon, and
rubbed up against the docks all after
noon. Occasionally she would glide out
into the bay a Short distance, but the
wind soon to k her back, and then she
would hug the docks all the closer. Early
Saturday morning she caught fire. Great
piles of lumber were stretched aiong the
bay, extending far up and down the
dock. Sparks were carried on the south
eastern breeze from the ml and restless
Sea Gull to the high stacks of lumber.
Fanned into an angry flame they soon
burst forth into a conflagration that light
ad up the entire bay.
Lumbermen to the Rescue.
The shrill mill whist les aroused many
sleeping lumbermen. They ran down to
the dock, cut the Sea Gull loose, aud sent
her adrift before trying to check the fire.
Slitvly she drifted down the bay, and
when opposite the docks owned by Emery
Brothers and Bearinger she was driven
Hhore again, and the breeze carried great
torches of flame to the lumber piles. The
ISea Gull could not be driven from the
harbor. She hovered close to the shore,
throwing big brands of 'fire into the lum-
ber stacked high above her, and finally
rolled up alongside William Locke's dock.
There she lay in the glare of a thousand
burning lumber stacks, shooting out
brands like skyrockets, though contrib
uting but nieagerly to the brilliant con
flagration she had caused.
A Costly Illlumlnatlon.
The bay was now framed with a sheet of
fire for almost a mile. The flames shot
high ino the air, and reached far oat over
the water, lickiui; the waves and cracking
as they shot upward. Men and women
rushed to the scene, and then ran hur
riedly away to protect their threatened
homes. The flames followed the long
course of lumber piles, cousuming them
as they went. The roar of the conflagra
tion drowned the voices of those who gave
orders to the sturdy millmen. Fire tugs,
from Au Sable were called, but a fleet of
them could not have checked the fire.
Across the bay at Tawas City tbe roar of
the burning lumber was plainly heard,
and hundreds ran to the shore to witness
the brilliant spectacle). The bay was
lighted for miles, and the flames seenied. to
rise iu an unbroken wall from the water's
edge to the frowning heavens.
A Scene of Awful Grandeur.
The scene was magnificent in its gravity.
No fireworks of human design could equal
the display produced by tbe roaring mass
of lumber. As the flames leaped out over
the water and danced litchtly from pile to
pile, a shudder passed through the eager
crowd at Traverse City. Behind that wall
of fire was a little colony of lumbermen
whose homes and lives, perhaps, were at
the mercy of those angry flames. The
spectacle that had excited only admira
tlon before excited awe now. The little
group withdrew its gaze for an instant
and turned to contemplate the fate of
those whose weary hamU had reared the
ill fated rows of lumber.
The Mlllmen's Homes Saved.
Echoes of a tremendous explosion rolled
across the bay, and, looking again, the
eager crowd saw vast piles of lumber rise
in the air, scatter in the winds and plunge
into the bay. The wall of fire was broken
at the same time. Another omnions re
port followed, and more lumber piles were
thrown into the bay. The gap between
the roariitg stacks was widened. Once
more a great mans of lumber was raised
from the ground and scattered upon the
dazzling waters, and the homes of the
millmen were Baved.
Iynamite Put to C.ood I'ae.
They had resorted to heroic means, and
but for the use or great charges of dyna
mite the big mills and with them their
homes, would have been laid waste. Cut
off from the remaining piles, the fire
slowly burned itself out, consuming the
docks to the water's edge. Meanwhile the
Sea Gull had drifted ashore far below, a
total wreck. She was completely burned,
and with her perished the cook, Mary
Clark. The loss to lumbermen is tiOO.OOO.
Of this sum 300,000 falls upon Siblsey St
Bearinger. Other losers are the Tona
wanda lumber company, William Locke,
Emery Brothers and Isaac Bearinger.
AWFUL NEWS FROM THE SOUDAN.
The Starving People Killing Men, Woman
and Children for Food.
Loxrox, July 7. Advices have reached
Cairo that the famine wlii.-h has for some
time past prevailed in the Soudan, is in
creasing rapidly. Thousands of natives
are without food of any kind, and the re
ported nuinlsT of deaths is appalling.
With the reports of this dreadful state of
affairs come horrible stories of cannibal
ism, which is also said to lie on the in
crease. It was reported not long ago that
the dead were In-ing eaten by the famished
survivors, but the present advices rep
resent matters as still worse.
It is now nsserted that large numbers of
men, women and children are deliberately
put to death that they may serve as food
for their frenzied companions. Relief has
been extended to these unhappy people as
far as possible, but not sufficient to allay
the terrible suffering in the interior settle
ments, which are beyond reach.
Fonnd Dead In His Room.
Newv YoiiK, July 7. A smooth-faced
man, about 50 years old, who, late Thurs
day night, came to the Metropolitan hotel
and registered as B. Smith, Washington,
D. C, was found dead in bed in his room
Saturday. It is supposed he committed
suicide, as he liad disposed of everything
that would lead to bis Identity. It is be
lieved also that he was a traveling sales
man interested in Small's pocket test-
' Relieve in Co-Kdncatlon,
Mikxeapous, Minn., July 7. At Satur-
fintr'ta anaainn .if th. VuHnn.l "'r... -n i 1
muj a ... ... ...... ,i.u A.lt.iunui UUL1. UL
Education the report of the committee on
the education of girls was read. The com
mittee reached the conclusion that the
sexes should lie educated together in all
schools of general learning, and that the
education should be practically tbe same
for both. At 1.30 o'clock the teachers went
to Minnetonka to spend the afternoon.
Died While Trying- to Save a Child.
"WiLKEsnAKHE.Pa., July 7. John Moody,
colored, was drowned yesterday in tha
Susquehauna, while trying to save a child
irom drowning. juoody was a poor
swimmer, was caught by an eddy and car
ried down. His body was afterward found
standing upright in the water with out
stretched arms. The child was aaved by
one of a number of men who saw the acci-
dent - - .
Talmuge Xrrew a Big- Crowd.
Beatrice, Neb., July 7. Rev. T. Dewitt
Talmaga delivered a sermon at the Chau
tauqua assembly grounds, yesterday after
noon on "The Power of Testimony" to 10,.
000 persons, or as many as could crowd
within hearing. Excursions came from
all over Nebraska and Kansas, and it is
estimated that fully 30,000 people were on
the grounds ; ,
OUR OWN MEDICINE.
-- . , M
A Chinese Diplomat on the Ex
ONE BAD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER
He Thinks, and Expresses Himaelf Very
Plainly on the Subject of Treaties A
Cold Day Promised tor Americans In
China If the Law Is Not Repealed
What Happened to the Chinese Minis
ter Who Was Too Complaisant.
New yoKK, July 7. There is no likeli
hood that China wiL accept or ratify the.
proposed treaty with this jsuntry. Tht
Mongolians do not like the Chinese exclu
sion clause, and it is to thoroughly discuss
the questien of Chinese immigration in all
its phases that his excellency. Minister
Tsui, has hurriedly returned here from a
diplomatic visit to Spain. The ministeris
accredited to Madrid and Lima, represent
ing the countries of Spain and Peru aa
well as the United States.. The ambassa
dor's visit was terminatedsooner than he
expected by the news that tha laws in the
United States regarding tbe Chinese were
becoming more stringent. He heard, be
said, that the state law of California for
bade a Chinaman from changing his resi
dence, and that in San Francisco they
were relegated to certain quarters. This
the minister regared as a violation of the
spirit of the constitution of this govern
ment. Will Dose I t with Oar Own Physio.
The exclusion of the Chinese in the
wholesale manner which the United States
has adopted the minister regarded as a
violation of the previous treaty with
China, which stipulated that China was
to be treated on the same basis as other
governments. As to what the Chinese
government will do the minister aiL4-
'"Unless the United States government re
peals the law which now excludes my
- .countrymen from this country," said the
dinlomate, "we shall treat Americans to a
dose of their own medicine. I mean that
we shall exclude citizens of the United
States from the Chinese empire.
Ignored by Secretary Blaine.
"We hope we shall not be pushed to any
measures of retaliation. The Chinese for
eign oflice has sent several demands to
Mr. Blaine to repeal tbe exclusion law.
We have received no reply from him Of
course, congress alone can set right the
present outrage, but the state department
is the proper channel of Negotiation. Our
treaties with the United States have been
regarded as sacred trusts, and we have
lived up to the very letter of them. Now,
without the slightest warning or excuse,
the United States breaks its solemn agree
ment and builds up a barrier against our
An Exhibition or Chinese Feeling.
"After this exclusion law was passed in
defiance of all treaties. Secretary Bayard
and the former minister from China con
ferred, and the result was a proposed new
treaty with China, which contained the
exclusion law. When this treaty was sub
mitted to the emperor and his council, it
was instantly repudiated. The indigna
tion pgaiust the minister was such that
his house was burned, and all his property
within reach was destroyed.
Just Waiting to Hear From I'a. .
"What is the present status of the ques
tion in China?"
"The council of state, which guides the
emperor, is simply waiting to hear from
the United States' foreign office. Your
reputation for fair dealing and honesty
with foreign nations has been such iu tbe
past that we cannot believe you mean to
break a treaty without reason or excuse.
That you have done so there can be no
doubt. And if we find that the United
States means to persist in excluding the
Chinese from its shores, we shall proceed
to the same tactics. The Chinese govern
ment will forbid the landing of American
citizens in tbe empire."
PETILLOIT THE WIFE KILLER.
He Tries to Hans; Himself and
(inardlna; Ag-ainst a Mob.
CoiXMBt s, Ind., July 7. John Petilloit,
who murdered his wife in the Western h
tel by shooting her five times, made an
unsuccessful attempt to end his life Satur
day. He tore two blankets into strips,
twisting them together. He fastened one
end to the tipper part of the door of his
cell, whiie the other was tied around his;
neck. The cord gave way, and his body
fell to the floor. He was unconscious for
some minutes. The sheriff then chained
his hands and feet.
A Rush for the Jail.
Twenty deputy sheriffs are kept on
guard. Saturday several friends of the
sheriff approached the jail, when a cry
was heard, "Tothejaill" A rush was
made, but the crowd, in which were many
farmers and good citizens, was forced
back by the sheriff's deputies, who are
still on guard. The murdered woman has
A Desperado's Hrutal Crime.
New Albany. Ind., July 7. In Perry
County, July 1, Gi.wge Sears, a desperado,
who was driven out of Crawford Countv
by the White enps, abused his wife in a
shocking manner. The next day she was
found shot. She had been stamped upon
and beaten. Sheriff Cass Gardiner, who,
July 3, tried to arrest Seals, was mortally
wounded by the murderer and bas since
died. The country is thoroughly aroused
and parties are searching for Seals.
Powderly a Socialist.
ScRAvrnx, Pa., July 7. General Master
Workman Powderly, of the Knights of
Labor, in addressing a gathering of work
Ingmen at Pi iceburg. Saturday uight, de
clared himself in favor of Socialism, say
fng he believed in it, and that it was his
duty to so inform his hearers. The state
ment created a sensation.
The Czar Mighty Sweet on France.
Paris. July 7. The czar has remitted
the stamp duties, amounting to $10,000, on
the lease of the new French embassy at
St. Petersburg. This is looked upon as
a unique mark of his friendship toward
Our Olorloua Climate.
Chicago, July 7. At Huron, S. D.,
Saturday, the thermometer registered 102
in the shade, at Black River Falls, Wis.,
and Holland, Mich., frosts were reported
Saturday night in how places.
Council Bluffs la Not Sat lulled.
Washington Citt, July 7. Congress
man Reed, of Iowa, called at the census
office Saturday and presented the protest
of tbe board of trade and many citizens of
Council Bluffs, Iowa, against accepting
the results of the recent census enumera
tion of that city. The census people place
the population at 22,000, but the board of
trade and citizens generally, it would
seem, think there are 30,000 souls in Coun
A Botaa Montb.
From Keokuk, la.. Democrat.
August, 18S"Vwu ft 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
mis city ten us that this remedy has been
more frequently called for during the
paBi montn man 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
itoriout medicinal preparation for all
summer complaints for which it is recom
mended, and grows in popularity in this
city and vicinity. The sales are increase
ing rapidly and wonderful cures are re
ported, bold by Harts & Bahnsen.
OF THE SPRING. -SEASON, 1830.
JLT POPULAR PRICES
Is always to be found at
For Men, Ladies and
Michael Davitt has started a labor paper
The Prohibitionists of Alabama hare
nominated Rev. S. L. Russell for governor.
United States Treasurer Huston, who
bas been sick for some time past, has re
covered. The appraised value of real estate In
Sew York city is , 389,290, 007, and that of
the personals 21 7,439, 160.
Mutterings of lynchers are still heard at
Morris, 111., but they have not so far
C. Hobart and V. G. Hall won the
United States tennis championship at the
Staten Island cricket ground.
Business failures in the week ended
Friday last numbered for the United
States, 181: for the corresponding week
last year, 199.
It rained balls of electric fire during a
thunderstorm at Asbury Park Friday
night, and many of the visitors were
A cloud-burst in Richland county, Wis.,
Friday, caused a loss of $200,000. A num
ber of bridges were washed away, and
crops suffered greatly.
A drunken farmer named Frank Hickey
was practicing with a revolver Saturday
t Lincoln, 111., whea be shot Henry
Rogers, census enumerator, through tha
A number of drunken sailors tried to
take the management of a fire at Port
land. Me., out of the hands of the firemen,
and a free fight ensued, in which several
men were badly hurt.
Edward Baker, aged 13, grandson of D.
Tindale, of Canada, was suffocated by gaa
Saturday at .Newport, R. L, his grand
father having blown out the gaa. Tindala
himself is in a very precarious condition.
The sum of 12.000 marks having been
stolen from five Chinese officers who are
studying in Berlin, and all efforts to catch
the thief proving vain. Emperor William
has made good the loss out of his private
The Missouri state agricultural board
bas issued a report, showing that the pros
pect is that the wheat and other crops
will be below the average as to quantity,
but the quality of the wheat is good. Oats
are very poor.
John Simpson, colored, 19 years old, ac
cidentally stepped on the foot of a white
man near St. Louis Saturday, when tbe
white man put a bullet through Simp
son's body, fatally wounding him. The
murderer then escaped.
The coroner's jury in the case at Chicago
of the death of Brennan, the pugilist,
Thursday night, rendered a verdict ac
quitting all the parlies implicated, and
declaring that Brennan was killed by a
fall while wrestling during I be match.
Joseph Tribble, who murdered a man
daring the turbulent times of 1961 In
Kansas, was arrested for the crime at
Wathena, Kan., Saturday. Since the war
be has lived in Mississippi, where he has a
family, and he had goue to Wathena on m
visit to his old home,
A ereamot tartar baking powder. QTgfcest of
all la leavening strength, V. S. GoMmaMaf St
pert Aug. n,lS8
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor lade Clothing
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
Robt, Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA-
CARSE & CO.,
Children, all noted for fit, wear,
3011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer to
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
-SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SLTPLIES-
IAP A ni n n n
I I p" I . tf IT" i I I I ""'I
I L W II k ar4 lafj .""i"
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
IVI. JE. XTJRIvIiT,
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third avenue and Twenty-first St., Uo;k Ialan.t
p.trtn".7e l!32S?k f ,h,t wil1 oM share of ,-nklie
J. T. DIXOJNT,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
-J. "W. j-ohsties-
Dealer In New and
Second Hand Goods
OF EVSBT DESCHIPTtOJl.
The hlhes price paid for food of anv kind. Will trade, sell or bay anything.
No. 1614 Second Avenue.
lias opened his New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue,
where he would be pleased to see his friends.
F. W. HERLITZEAa
No. 228 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider's grocery. Rock Island.
for floe fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Made la tha latest style,. Also repairing done with autoes, anaispatch.
Fractico Tile ail MM Layer.
Resedence 810 Twenty first St. Yard near 8t. Paul Depot.
Rock Island, IlL
lEstl-atM Waked for an, kind of 'Tile or Brick In th. nurkec l.rin f b.-Uk
and Uie walks a specialty.
comfort and durability.
1622 Second Avenue.
moft rli Inns is the tri-rltles. ma.lo from pnre rrris,
fl'or1 i,h ' h P"Plar Uvon.. in anj q.i .ntitv t..
h"Tial attsntion paid to rnp,,ljics ,cS r).;t
AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.