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THE ROCK ISLiAKD ARGUS, THURSDAY, JUL.Y 10, lb90.
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Thursday, Jdi.y 10. 18B0.
For United States Senator John M. PALMitn.
Kor State Tn-anrer KuwaRO H. Wiuoif.
Kor8u,,t. of Public Instruction.. ..Uenrt Kaab.
,,,, , .ToHH HltYAHT.
For Trustees Illinois f Nt w. Graham.
Vulvera.ty, j ....Rich.hd D. Morgan.
For Slate Senator B. II Hmma
... 1 OsoRoa W. Vinton
For Representatives f Jo A, vn.ot.
For Coontv Jndire ViROil M. Buandino
For Connty Clerk Cbarlks Creuti
For ShurUl C D. OoanoN
For Treasurer 0o. B. Bhownsk
For County Supt. of (Schools. Chs. B Marshall
Lotta Is sid to be the richest woman
in this country who has earned her own
money. Like many wealthy men she has
earned it by kicking.
Kate Field is greatly annoyed at a
floating paragraph which stairs that she
always works in a bright red dress. Evi
dently the writer has made a great bull.
Mrs. Jeff Davis has received from her
publishers a check for $2,819 23, being
her half of the royalty on two months'
sales of the memorial volume of her hus
band, prepared by J. William Jones.
OJsoifiK Francis Train has purchased
two houses, which he has fitted up loxu
riously in Japanese style, at Wapati Park
Lake, near Tacotna. lie will reside there
permanently and will publish a paper
called Train' Round the World Edeentar.
Dr. Emma A. R. Lyon, a New York
woman of 54, has been a bride ten times,
has acquired a good profession and a
considerable fortune, and now retires
from the business of matrimony per
manently. She should be invited to give
ber opinion as an expert on the question.
'Is Marriage a Failure?"
Thr street fakirs of New York are
selling the latest thing in the camera line.
It is a little box said to be a camera, at
the peep hole of which tou are told to
gsze intently for a minute. When you
have done so you are to touch a spring
and an already developed photograph of
yourself is promised. What really ap
pears is a donkey head, worked on the
The Honor of the Presidency.
President Harrison has made a very
serious mistake in accepting a hojse and
lot as a present from the Cape May Point
syndicate. The explanation he gives
through Mrs. Harrison, who figures as
his representative in the transaction, is
not at all s.tis.f artrtrv. "'It rlnpa not in-
Tolve the president in any money making
for his personal benefit." she says. "Ho
others may be benefited does not concern
- - -j - - - -
us. If our presence at Cape May Point
will be a benefit to any persons, they are
welcome to it.
Before the controversy proceeds fur
thur, it will be seemly in Mr. Harrison to
withdraw Mrs. Harrison from it alto
gether. It is not proper that she should
be put forward to bear the odium of the
transaction or to defend it. The respon
sibilily belongs to Mr. Harrison personal
ly as the bead of his family,
and officially as the president. Mrs.
Harrison holds no official position, and
no one cares to criticize her or to call her
to account. She has no responsibility
'there. When Mr. Harrison consented for
her to take the bouse and grounds from
the syndicate, she was justified in doing
so and she needs no defence. The de
fence she has made in the newspapers is
superfluous, as far as sho is concerned,
and wholly inadequate in the case of the
The public officer who accepts valuable
presents as a part of the perquisites of bis
office, smuches his reputation and de
grades his office, no matter how or with
what motive he takes tbem. Mr. Richard
vroaer. oi laiiiiuniiy uau, is now in a po
sition to realize this as fully as the preS'
ident ought to be able to do. Mr.(-ro
ker's little daughter, Flossie, received a
present in money, equal in value to
or perhaps greater than the pres
ent Mrs. Harrison has accepted.
Mr. Croker insists that the money was
given out of love and respect for Flossie,
but the world will not believe it. It puts
Flossie out of the question, as it does
Mrs. Harrison. The president is solely
responsible. The country looks .Jo him
to see that members of his family are not
traded on in a way that amounts to trad
ing on the office he holds as a trust.
While he is president, it is dishonors
ble for him to accept presents of Urge
value. It is folly to reply that he is too
high-minded to be influenced by presents
worth thousands of dollars. If he take
these presents at all be would be uncom
ntonly base to be influenced by them.
And he knows very well that they are
given solely because of the position be
holds. It would be honest and decent in
him to return this house and grounds to
the donors and so withdraw both the
presidency and his own wife from an ex
tremely disagreeable discussion.
STAMPEDED THE BATHERS.
Two Ht. Louis Wait piny a Practical Joke
at a Natatorimn.
ST. IjiVih, July 10 Thomas Crouch
and Claudu Martin, two well-known
North Urondwny horse dealers and prac
tical jokers, shocked public decency in a
: Mn.i i.iI..i.i . . rri i
Crouch procured a policeman's outfit and
in this arrayed a brawny employe named
McCarthy. They then went to the nata
torimn at Nineteenth and Pine streets,
where a hundred bathers were disporting.
Soon a difficulty occurred between Crouch
- and Martin. The bogus oflicer rushed in
and in the scrimmage was knocked over
the railing into the water in the tank.
Coming to the surface he drew his re
volver and with seeming recklessness di
charged every chamber, causing a terrible
Sdnte Studies of the Nude.
The bathers, in various stages of un
dress, and some perfectly nude, ran panic
stricken from the building, through the
streets to the dismay of pedestrians and
residents of the locality. One man car
rying no handicap but a towel was taken
Into custody as insane by a genuine officer
two blocks away. In the excitement the
token enearjed. and for half nn hoar the
natatorium attaches were employed in
carrying clothing to back rooms of drug
tores, barber shops, etc,, to the victims of
tfijl inlrp U'lm wnuld Tint, iwlnrn in tHt
nakedness. The jokers are well-to-do
bnainess men, and are now threatened
with damage suits and criminal proeecu
tlona by tbn proprietors. It is the joke of
Are Exorbitant Railway Rates
the Cause Thereof ?
IMPORTANT INQUIET Iff PEOGEESS.
Both Sides Being Heard by the Inter
State Commerce Commission An Ap
peal to the Republican Press to Make
a Load Cull on the Senate in Ilehalf
of the National Election Bill The Do-
. logs in Congress Censna Ketnrns Offi
Washinoton ClTT, July 10. Some weeks
igo the inter-state commerce commission
ers made a trip through tha west investi
gating the cause of the financial depres
sion among the farmers, and endeavoring
to ascertain the reason for the low prices
of agricultural produce. They made a re
port in which the theory was advanced
that the trouble was due to high freights
to the seaboard, caused by certain provis
ions of the inter-state commerce law. This
theory was not a new one. It was sug
gested by Senator Paddock soma months
ago, and it was at his instance that the in
vestigation was made. The subject has
been extensively discussed in the western
newspapers, and although there was a dif
ference of opinion, the weight of editorial
testimony was in favor of the position
taken by the senator and afterward by the
The Arguments of the Railways.
The latter sent their report to congress
in reply to a resolution of inquiry, but did
not stop there. They called upon the
trunk lines to show cause why the
through rates from Omaha to Chicago to
tidewater should not be reduced, and fixed
a day to hear arguments on the subject.
Mr. Aldaee F. Walker, the president of
the Presidents' association, appeared for
the western roads, ex-Secretary Bristow
for the Baltimore and Ohio, and other em
inent counsel represented other railroads,
submitting printed argumeutaagainst the
proposition, and maintaining that the
freight rates had nothing to do with the
profits of the farmer. They argued that
the prices he received for his produce were
regulatea entirely by the law of supply
and demand, and that even if he could get
his crops to market for nothing they
would sell for no more than now. A re
duction in freights, they said, would re
sult in a corresponding reduct ion in the
prices paid by the consumers, but the
producers would derive no benefit from
it. Further, they said, the proposed re
duction would mean the loss of millions
by the railways.
Other Side of the Question.
The railway companies having presented
their arguments, the commission next en
gaged in hearing arguments from persons
who are of opinion that the proposed re
ductions and even greater ones should be
ordered. When the commission met yes
terday there were present the following
persons who are interested in the matter:
G. M. Ijiiiibertson, Lincoln, Xeh., repre
senting the state and the state Farmers'
alliance; II. F. Donsman, a member of
the Chicago board of trade; Ueorge T.
Anthony and James Humphrey, Kansas
railroad commissioners, and Spencer F.
Smith, railroad commissioner of Iowa.
Mr. Donsman made the opening argu
ment. The position of these gentlemen
was that it was the freight that caused
the farmer to sell his corn bo low, as that
had to be taken out of the price at Chi
cago and New lo'l. Figures were pre
sented to prove this position.
THE NATIONAL ELECTION BILL.
Appeal to Republican Editors to Give
the Senate a frod.
Washington Citt, July 10. Chairman
Belden, of the Republican congressional
committee, has issued the following ad
dress to each of the editors of the Repub
lican papers of the United States:
i"Sik: The Republican party, in its sev
eral national platforms, have pledged the
country that as one of its fundamental
planks it would see to the execution of
that provision of the constitution which
guarantees to every lawful voter in federal
elections his right to deposit his ballot and
have it counted for the candidate of his
choice." The letter then defends the neces
sity of snch legislation, declares that it
does not interfere with state elections, and
holds that its passage can not longer be
The House Commended.
The letter then goes on to say: "The
house, faithful and active in the fulfil
ment of party pledges, zealous in the per
formance of a great public trust and un
daunted by the diabolical threats and as
saults of the Democratic party, has
promptly performed its duty by the pass
age of the bilL Now it only remains for
tiie Republican majority in the senate to
emulate the house and permit the presi
dent by his signature to ratify and regis
ter the will of the nation. Will the senate
promptly perform this imperative obliga
A Call on the Senate.
After stating that the committee has in
formation that a concerted effort is mak
ing to manufacture sentiment adverse to
the bill the letter proceeds: "It is believed
that a favorable expression of opinion at
this juncture from the Republican press
all along the line would be as forcible as
timely, and would exert a wholesome in
fluence, and inspire legislators to the car
rying out of the party's pledge. The house
has performed its part of the work to
which the party was pledged. Will you
not do your duty in urging that the sen
ate shall respond promptly by the passage
of the measure which the house deems
essential absolutely essential to the pur
ity of the election of its own members,
THE CONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY.
Principal Features of the Transactions in
Washington City, July 10. The sen
ate went into secret session as soon as the
journal had been read yesterday, and upon
reopening the doors proceeded with the de
bate on the compromise silver bill, Cock-
rell and Daniel opposing the bilL With
an understanding that a vote shall be
taken to-day, the senate adjourned. Dur
ing the session the sundry silver bill was
reported with a net increase of 93,181,000
in the appropriation. The item of $777,
000 for irrigation surveys was stricken
out, and the sum for aid to state soldiers
homes reduced to 1300,000 from (400,000,
with a provision that the aid shall not ex
ceed half the cost of tnaintena nee of the
The house adopted the conference report
which was pending at adjournment Tues
day. The bill appropriates (75,000 for the
relief of A. II. Emery, of New York. Hitt
reported a resolution asking the president
to inform the house of the status of the
Behriug sea difficulty, which, after some
debate, was adopted. The conference re
port on the diplomatic and consular bill
was presented, antagonized by the Demo
crats and its adoption defeated by lack of
a quorum. A motion was) entered to re
consider the vote -"by which the marine
signal bill "Was passed and the house ad
Does Not Approve the Bill.
Washington City, July 10. The presi
dent returned to the house yesterday with
out his approval a bill extending the time
of payment to purchasers of land of the
Omaha tribe of Indians in Nebraska. In
his message the president says that he
knows of no objection to the extension of
the unpaid installments due from pur
chasers, but he object to the section pro
viding "that all the lands, the payment for
which is extended, shall be subject to tax
ation by the state of Nebraska as if fully
paid for and patents issued." The presi
dent believes that the title of the United
States and the interest of the Indians in
the lands should not be subjected to .sale
for the delinquency of tie purchasers fn
paying tax assessments. ,
. A Question of Indian Cltlseusaip.
Washington City, July in. One of the
burning questions just now in the politics
of the Cbicasaw nation in t ie Indian ter
ritory is whether the adopted citizens
as the white men who barn married In
dian women are called can vote at the
general elections next August. A report
has gone abroad that tne li aian bureau
has decided that these men can vote and a
dispatch was sent to Secret try Noble re
garding the matter. The soc retary replies
that there Is no such decisioi and that the
matter is still in the hands of congress,
where a bill is pending givit g the adopt
ed citizens the right-to vote.
The 'Frisco Census RHurns.
Washington City, July id. The report
of padded census returns in tie city of San
Francisco seems to have benn somewhat
exaggerated, according to a statement re
cently received at the census office from
the supervisor of that city. Me states that
he investigated the charge of false returns
in regard to five districts, a id finds that
there was no foundation for the state
ments, except in regard to one district,
where an increase of 477namt s was discov
ered. The enumerator has teen arrested.
and there will be a recount of that dis
trict. One Homestead for One Family.
Washixuton Citt, July 1 ). The prin
ciple that a husband and wife while they
live together as such can have but one and
the same residence, and that the home of
a married woman is presumptively with
her husband, -was asserted by Secretary
Noble in a decision yesterday rejecting the
appeal of Mary Anne Haywood, formerly
Sullivan. Her homestead entry in the
Stockton land district, California, had
been cancelled because it appeared that she
was trying to maintain a residence on one
entry and her husband on an $her.
Will Contest Only Four Districts.
Washington City, July Id. At a con
ference here yesterday betwten members
of the Republican state committee of Vir
ginia and several prominent Virginia Re
publicans, it was agreed to make nomina
tions for cougress in only the First, Sec
ond, Third, and Fourth districts. In this
connection, and explaining this action,
Mahone issues an address in which he
says there has not been afar election in
Virginia since 188A
St. Lonls Will Get So Rwount
Washington City, July 10. Census Su
perintendent Porter, in a tele pram an
nouncing to Supervisor Weigle that St.
Louis ranks fifth among the cities of the
country, with a population f 448,124, or
an increase of 28 per cent., 8ys: "These
facts, I trust, will modify public senti
ment on the question of a recount. So
far the census office has received no actual
proof of omissions."
STORM HAVOC AT CLEVELAND.
Wind Blows Things Arounl Promiscu
ously Fall of an Klectrle Mast.
Cleveland, O., July 10. Tuesday's wind
attbiscity was very destructive. Chim
neys were wrecked, trees blow n down, and
about everything movable moved. Dur
ing t he storm the electric light mast at the
corner of Bank and Lake streets fell with
a deafening crash. The mast was 1S5 feet
high, and kept in position by six steel guy
ropes. It was made of forty steel cylin
ders, held together by rivets live eighths
of an inch in diameter. The guy-ropes,
too, were five-eighths of an in -h in diame
ter. Damages on the Ore ock.
The greatest damage, however, was done
on the ore dock along the old river bed.
Three of the immense machines used in
unloading ore from boats fell to earth aud
were so badly damaged that they will have
to be replaced by new ones. They were
valued at $1)0,000. A new boiler shop was
being erected by Smith & Tr-mchout be
tween the Erie and Nickel-Plate tracks,
and the building, which was to cost 14,300,
was nearly completed. hen the storm
had passed a single corner i ost was left
to mark t ho place where the building had
been, and the boards and roof were scat
tered about in a promiscuous -nauner.
The Loudon police strike is dead foi
Over 700 people were killed Tuesday by
a cyclone in Arabia,
A cyclone passed over C'atlin, Tils.,
Tuesday, doing great damage to growing
The Argentine Republic has issued $100,
000,800 in paper money to ease the financial
An inexhaustible vein of lea 1 ore, of ex
ceptional richness, has been discovered
near Pierre, S. D.
The Republicans of Arkansas have in
dorsed the Union Labor state ticket, and
will not nominate.
Clinton Traxler, of Fayette c mnty. Ilia,
an old and well-known citizen, was kicked
to death by a horse Wednesday.
Gen. Clinton B. Fisk, the well-known
Prohibitionist, died Wednesdjy morning
at his residence in New York c ty.
Matthew Petrovitsky and his wife were
nearly burned to death at Cec ar Rapids,
la., by the explosion of a gasoline stove.
W. Angevene, a farmer living near Al
bion, Mich., Tuesday morning; shot aud
killed a tramp whom he foind in his
The honse committee on forvign affairs
will ask the president to transmit to it all
the correspondence in the E. -bring Sea
Billy Moloney, reading clerk of the for
mer board of boodle aldermen in New
York, has returned to that City and given
himself up to the authorities.
i.oiorea ltoman uatnoncs am holding a
national convention at Cincinnati. It is
claimed that of 8,000,000 negroes in the
country, 200,000 are Roman Catholics.
Fred A-astrong, aged 22, and Roy
Jlawk, aged 8, were suffocated by black
damp in an abandoned mine near What
Cheer, la., Wednesday. Armstrong lost
his life trying to save the child.
Later reports from San Salvador prove
that President Mendenez was poisoned at
a banquet because he opposed the popular
will regarding a policy in thi relations
with Guatamela. The poison was admin
istered in wine.
The Democratic campaign v as opened
atEufala, Ala., Wednesday, and Kolb, the
defeated Alliance candidate for governor,
was the speaker. lie made a -red-hot Al
liance speech, and attacked the utterances
of other Democratic leaders.
An Independent convention was held
Wednesday at Huron, S. D., vith nearly
every county in the state represented. It
was generally proposed that all candidates
be required to state whether i.hey made
their money honestly and how much they
The appellate court of Cock county,
Ills., has affirmed the decree of divorce
granted by Judge Jamieson to Leslie Car
ter. The motion of Mrs. Carte - for a new
trial was overruled. Judge Moran dig.
seated, declaring that there we re fatal er
rors in the judgment.
Lived To Be Over 101 Tears Old.
Newburpoet, Mass., July 10. Mrs.
Elizabeth White died Tuesday, aged 101
years and 7 months. She was born in
Paasmaquaddy, N. B., and moved to this
city in 1853. She was the mother of nine
children, six of whom survive, t le young
est being upward of 70 years ld. Her
grandchildren and great-grandchildren
number seventy-five. Her hustand died
iu 1881, aged 3 years.
Negro Labor Didn't Pa r.
Rondoct, N. Y., July 10. A Ltrge num
ber of negroes, who were broi ght from
Virginia to work In brick yards along the
Hudson river, left for their southern
homes yesterday. The experiment proved
a failure, and occasioned considerable
trouble and loss to the brick manufac
turers. . .
LABOIt IN REVOLT.
Riotous Proceedings of West
Superior, Wis., Strikers.
MEN AT WOEK FORCED TO QUIT.
JL Contractor Who Resisted Mobbed Un
til He Vrlnt;s Up His Artillery One
of the Strikers Shot, and Several Skir
mishes with the roliee A Fusillade
of Stones Great Excitement in the
Town and the Citiaens - -Getting Beady
to Take a Hand.
West Siteriob, Wis., July 10. Before
8 o'clock yesterday morning fully 50 men
had congregated north of Third street,
near Ogden avenue, preceded by a banner
bearing the inscription: "AH we want is
$2 a day for our labor." The crowd pro
ceeded to the lower docks, where the men
were shoveling "sand. The strikers
swoojied down upon these men, about tea
in number, and easily forced them to quit.
Much cheering followed, and the manifest
ations of enthusiasm showed conclusively
that the condition of the atrike begun
Tuesday was still very lively. The strik
ers then proceeded up Banks avenue, and
soon appeai-ed on Twelfth Btreet, where
Contractor Lutton had a force men at
work loading dump cars.
The Attack on Contractor Lot ton.
The mob rushed in on the men, yelling
wildly and snatching the shovels from the
hands of the workers. Several of the lat
ter fled precipitately, and were pursued by
the strikers. "Keep back," cried Contrac
tor Luttou. "I am paying $2 a day;" but
his words were not heeded. The strikers,
with yells of triumph, continued to pursue
the workmen. Contractor Lutton again
called on the men to stand back, and raised
a shovel which he had in his hand in a
threatening manner. A young striker
named Xels Peterson essayed to catch hold
of the shovel, and Mr. Lutton let drive at
him. The fellow dodged the shovel, which i
was evidently aimed at his head, but his
left arm, which was thrown up, caught
the blow, which cut a deep triangular
gash, from which the blood flowed freely.
Chased by a Wild Mob.
Enraged beyond measure by his effect
ive resistance, the mob attempted to close
on Mr. Lutton, and blows from clubs were
freely showered upon him. He quickly
discovered that discretion was the better
part of valor, and, turning, ran down
Tower avenue to Simons' hardware store.
The mob followed, beating him with clubs
as he ran. Upon getting into the store
Mr. Lutton secured two revolvers and
again made his appearance with the ex
pressed determination of being bluffed no
further. The mob retired at this point.
Great excitement prevailed in the neigh
borhood until the strikers moved over
Twelfth street to Ogden avenue and dis
appeared. Further Raids on Workmen.
The strikers were thoroughly aroused by
this time, and apparently ready for any act
of violence, but, as it afterward appeared.
there were no weapons in the crowd except
clubs. Nearly every man carried a good
sized cudgel. Several small gangs of men
in the neighborhood were at work on foun
dations to buildings. All these were forced
to quit till the new buildings of Frank
Watkins, on John avenue, were reached.
The strikers here collided with two police
men, one of whom. Officer Wherrett, told
the men to move on. The men at first re
fused to move, but finally did so when
Wherrett displayed a revolver.
Didn't Carry Oat the Programme.
It ws then decided to pay a visit to the
Amerleen tteel barge plant and carry the
works by storm. J ust as tbey reached the
terminal track they were confronted by
Contractor J. G. Anderson, who told the
men to stand bark and not attempt to
cross the rails. They halted for an In
stant, and Mr. Anderson was joined by
three policemen. In the afternoon the
strikers had a large crowd on Third
street anil John avenue. From there they
started toward the barge works, and after
a halt at the corner of Third and Ham
mond, they prrx-eeded to force an entrance
into the barge grounds. Here they were
met by the three policemen and Contract
or Anderson, who told them to keep off.
The Revolver Comes Into Play.
On pressed the crowd, regardless of the
warning, and great shouting, clubbing
and scuttling ensued. During the struggle
Mr. Anderson fired at one of the leaders,
and the bullet hit Anders Sivertson be
hind the left temple. After the shot the
crowd fell back a little and began to hurl
stones, pieces of plank and whatever mis
siles were within reach at Anderson.
Mayor Pnttison arrived with the police
and Anderson was placed under arrest.
Great excitement prevails, and the citizens
will take a hand in the next fracas, if one
The National Ball Game.
Chicago, July 10. Base ball playing
yesterday resulted in the following scores:
League: At Boston Boston 19, Pittsburg
7; batteries Nichols and Bennett, Baker,
Bowman and Wilson. At Philadelphia
Philadelphia 6. Cincinnati 1; batteries
Gleasnn anil Clements, Rhines aud Har
rington. At New York New York 2,
Chicago 3; batteries Rusie and Murphy,
Hutchison and K it t ridge. At Brooklyn
Cleveland 3, Brooklyn ; batteries Beatin
and Zimmer, Lovett and Bushong.
Brotherhood: At Boston Boston lfl,
Cleveland 8; batteries Gumbert and Lov
ett, McGill and Brennan. At Philadel
phiaPhiladelphia 0, Pittsburg 16; bat
teriesCunningham and Milligan, Maul
and Quinn. At New York New York 18.
Buffalo 4: batteries Ewing, Ewing and
Vaughn, Ferson and Halligan. At Brook
lyn Brooklyu 15, Chicago 0; batteries
Weyhing and Kiuslow, Baldwin and Far
rell. The League continues to beat the Broth-
hood in attendance. Yesterday the fig
ures were: league, 5,WH; Brotherhood.
Western: At St Paul Denver 8, St.
Paul 2; at Minneapolis Omaha 12, Min
neapolis 2; at Milwaukee Kansas City 7,
Milwaukee 6; at Des Moines Sioux City
6, Des Moines 10.
Big Combine in Hooks.
New York, July 10. The United States
Book company has filed articles of incor
poration at Trenton, N. J. The company
has absorlied all the business in low
priced publications, which has been car
ried nn hitherto by twenty-one concerns.
The concern will have no competition in
the publication of low-priced books.
A Faith Curist In Trouble.
.Minneapolis, Aiinn., July 10. A spe
cial from Omaha to The Tribune says:
Mrs. W. W. Leman, of this city, died Sun
day during childbirth. She was attended
by Mrs. Jennie Finn, late of Boston, who
practices the faith cure system. A coro
ner's jury nftcr hearing the testimony in
the case has brought in a verdict of crimi
nal negligence and a warrant has been is
sued for Mrs. Finn's arrest.
Five Men Instantly Killed.
Birmingham, Ala., July 10. A collision
on the Louisville aud Nashville railway.
forty miles south of this city, yesterday,
caused the death of Engineers John Green
and John Webb, of this city; Fireman
Armstrong, John ilson, and a man
named Parr. Ben Swope, extra fireman,
was fatally injured. None of the passen
gers was Leriously hurt.
Wife Murderev Hanged.
.Little Rock. Ark.. Julr 10. John
Stansberry was hanged at Fort Smith,
Ark., yesterday. He was convicted of kill
ing his wife last August near Eufala,
Creek nation. The execution was in the
Dr. Peters la All Rla-ht.
Zanzibar, July 10. Dr. Peters, the Ger
man explorer, has arrived at the coast
aafely and in good health.
A SON'S DILEMMA.
Awful Alternative Presented a
Theological Student. '
HAEEOWING DOMESTIC TEAGEDT.
Wm. Rittamel Shoots HU Wife In the
Head and During a Fearful Strngfle
to Finish His Dreadful Work His Son
Finds It Necessary to Shoot His Father
to Save His Mother Both Victims
Chicago, July 10. William Rittamel, a
German carpenter residing at 592 North
Ashland avenue, shot his wife through
the head yesterday. His son, 21 years old,
and just completing an eight-year course
of study for the Lutheran Evangelical
ministry, heard the shot, and, entering
the room, encountered the father, who
held the weapon still in his hand. A ter
rible struggle followed, and the son was
finally forced to shoot his father to save
his mother from the would-be murderer.
The bloody double tragedy was enacted in
the kitchen of the third fiat at the loca
tion mentioned, between 2 and 3 o'clock p.
m. The police arrested and detained young
Rittamel, as both husband and wife are so
dangerously wounded that little hope is
entertained of the recovery of either.
The Son's Thrlllinc Story.
Young Rittamel was seen by a reporter
last night and gave the following account
of the tragedy:
UI was sitting in the dining room, and
the door to the kitchen was closed. I
heard no unusual Bound nntil I heard the
shot. I knew my mother was in the kitch
en at work. I was engaged in reading
and at first did not think the shot was
fired in our house. I knew my father was
out and was nnt expecting him to return.
Then I concluded to investigate. When I
reached the kitchen father was standing
near the rear door. He did not appear
disconcerted in the least, but I first no
ticed my mother staggering about in the
pantry. Here face and hand" were cov
ered with blood. The revolver was in
father's hand, but I did not notice it until
1 stepped close to him.
Closing- with a Madman.
"When I came face to face with him be
leveled the weapon at my head. I was
only a few feet from him, and realizing
that he should be disarmed at once and at
any cost I moved toward him. Fear I did
not feel. I was too greatly agitated for
that. I had barely time to reach him and
strike his arm so that the bullet from his
revolver went over my head."
"Did he attempt to shoot you a second
"No that i, I took the one chance left
me after striking his arm up, and grap
pled with him. But the revolver was
cocked, and I had to be very careful.
Desperate Strusic'e for Life.
"Then came the most trying time of the
whole awful affair. My mother had suc
ceeded in getting upon her feet, and threw
herself between fatherand myself. I knew
that if father ever got possession of the re
volver again he would shoot mother a sec
ond time. In the struggle we staggered
toward the pantry, and all three of us fell
upon the floor inside, my mother under
neath. 1 then managed to secure the
weapon. rather had grasped mother
aliout the throat, and held on with a vUe
like grasp. He was slowly but surely
strangling her. I did not want to shoot
him, but 1 was unable to rescue her from
his grasp. I struck at him with the butt
of the revolver, but he avoided the blow,
nd mother received it. I was becoming
weak, and could not have held out much
An Awful Resolution Taken.
"Then I resolved to shoot my father and
injure him so that he would be forced to
desist. I placed the muzzle of the revolver
close to bis loft side. I had Mifticient
presence of mind to keep it away from his
heart, and I prayed when I pulled the trig
ger that the shot would not kill him. As I
pressed the trigger father's grasp on moth
er's throat relaxed, ind he exclaimed:
'ion have shot me through the heart.'
Mother reached the kitchen door and
started down stairs, and I followed her. I
did not know how badly my father was
wounded or whether he bad other weapons
convenient, and as a measure of safety I
locked him in the kitchen and put the key
in my pocket. 1 then burned out to the
nearest drug store to summon a physi
The Father Slightly Insane.
There was absolutely no cause for the
father's deed. While not exactly a ma
niac, his mind has been affected wit h
slight touches of insanity during the last
year. He was never violent and never
considered sufficiently demented to be
taken before a court of inquiry. He
had been quarrelsome and expressed
fear of his own family more
especially of his elder son. But
this had no foundation exicpt in his
own brain. The neighlsirs knew he was
the object of his entire family's deepest so
licitude despite his quarrelsome and ugly
disposition. The husbaud nod wife are
natives of Germany. They were married
in Chicago about thirty years auo, aud
have resided here constantly since.
The KtiticatntV Convention.
ST. Paul, July 10. The National Edu
cational convention begau its work in
earnest yesterday, the meeting being held
in the People's auditorium, the largest
hall in the city, which was crowded. The
day was spent in listening to reports and
papers and discussing the same Among
tneseakers were I'rofessorOeorge Brown,
of Bloom i n i'tnn. Ills.; Uuited Stales Com
missioner Harrison; Superintendent V.
H. Maxwell, of Brooklyn, N. Y.,and Pres
ident Albo, of Oshkosh. The nominating
committee has selected W. R Garritt, of
Nashville, Tenn., for president and K 1L
Cook, of New Brunswick, N. J., for secre
tary for the ensuing year.
Terrific Boiler Explosion.
CADILLAC. Mich., July 10. The boiler
of a twelve-horse power engine cqploded
four miles from here yesterday. The
boiler was blown to atoms, and Milton
Call thrown forty feet into the air, aud
had every bone in his body broken. Chas.
Bris k was hit with a piece of the lioiler
in the abdomen, and is so seriously in
jured that he will die.
Stripped and Killed by L,ij(litn!na;.
Springfield, O., July 10. Arthur Boo
singer, aged 3C, while getting hay in out
of the rain Tuesday night, was struck and
instantly killed by lightning. His cloth
ing, with the exception of part of his
shirt, was torn clear off his body. A hole
large enough to bury a dozen men was
torn in the grouud at his feet.
They Chose the Golden Bod.
AI.BAXV. V V . Julr 10 Tha At. Im
the schools for a flower to be known as the
state flower has resulted in the choice of
ui guiueu roa.
A Hoied Month. -
From Keokuk, Is.. Democrat.
August, 1887, was a noted month. It
gave extreme heat and extreme cold, the
reiulta 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 Charnbeilain'a Colic, - Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy. Drusrgista of
this 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 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. The sales are increass
ing rapidly and wonderful cures are re
ported. Hold by II art & Bahnsea.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-C1TIES,
AT POPULAE PRICES
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA-
For Men, Ladies and
Iron MI1t In Conlt-rrure.
Detroit, Mich., July 10. Four hun
dred delegstes to t he Iron Molders' union
national convention, representing eighty-
five lodges and 25,000 memliers. were pres
ent when that meeting opened here yes
terday. Judge Keilly welcomed the dele
gates to the city, and the convention got
to business at once. The reports t,liow a
strong financial condition, several suc
cessful strikes during the year, and a
promising growth of membership. The
convention will sit ten days.
An Anglo-RaMlmn Speck of War.
SAX FraSCISOO. Jnlv ltt The steam
ship Gaelic, from Hong Kong, arrived yes
terday. The Japan mail contains the re
port that Kussia had seised an island off
the coast of Corea and that thn Rriiivh niAfi.
of-war Leander and Severn were under or
ders to keep ud steam and be rteadr to nrn-
ceed to sea at a moment's notice if re
Chicago. July .
On the board of trade to-day quotations
were as follows: Wheat No. X July, opvnwl
twe, clniwd 8T-c; September, ojk ned and
clwwd ?iic: Itocemb-, opened MHc, clwcd
Mifc. Corn No. t July, openrd 3.'AC, closed
ytito; Augus , orod i4ie, rluwd SLfW;
September, oiwued 3Sc. cloawd Klc. umi
No. 3 July, oH-ned aud c oaed iSc; August,
opened and cl.wei 2;'c; September, oiened
and i lo ed 27nr. Pork July, opened J12.1",
cloved $12.1:; August. oienrd 11.71), r'.ofed
til. 75; September, oenrd .and rhisttl (11.6U.
Lard July, uprne I and idoaed j
Live stoc k Union stock ranis price: Hoes
Market opened active and firm, with light
grades steady, other grades fiftluc lower: light
grades, SJ.tfe4. 5: rough lacking. 8 7i'aAU:
mixed lota, ta.Hn.t8.tto; heavy lacking and
Cattle Market weak: beeves, $3.Gn&i.75;
cows and mixed, $l.ifi3.1U; sfKken and
feeders, JiannASO; Texas grassier. t.Hi
3.M. Sheep Market steady: native muttons,
$4.i5 lit: 1 inb. 5.(M bloc kers aud
Produce: Butter-Finent creamerias,
134 p. r : fluent daries. 10 j. 11c. packing,
stock. S&Sc. Eggs - Strictly rrexh, luaioin
per dot loultr Chickena, hens, lu&HKga
per .; roo ter. 5c; turkeys, mixed lots, Ks.10-;
spring ducks, 12 tdMHc: geese. (11 per
dot. I 'otatoea-Tenneasve Re, $17 i4.0 per
tbL Apples Fair to choice. .H.UI'&6.(IJ p-r hbt.
Strawberries Muskegouc ftt. Racine choice,
fl&lJu per 16-qt rase. K tspherriea B.aok,
aa.liXau per 24-qt case; red. S1.732.tM per 24
qt case. Black berries t .'.502.7 per Xi-qt
Niw York, July .
Wheat No. t red winter. HHc cash; do
August, S4e; do September, WHc; do De
cember, MiV:. Corn No. t mixed, 4314c cash;
do July, 4A-; do September, 444c Oats
Quiet; No. S mixed. S4lo cash; do July,
34M?; do August, U3V40. Rye and barley -Dull.
Pork -Wuiet; mess. HJai4.Uu. Lard
yuiet; July, f.i6; August, a.K.
Live Stock: Cattle-Market dull at a shade
easier prices: poorest to bevt native steers
$3.9iQ4.Kj V HU ttr. Texan. $3.1WI.;; bulls
and cows. t2.aia&.4a hheep and Limbs
Sheep firm and a shade higher; lambs, du l
and weak; sheep, 4JOae.0O; lambs, tA.5oJ7.8ll.
Hoga Nominally steady; lire hogs, St.auifUJU
V 1UU ta,
A ersam oi tartar baking powder. Highest of
all la leavening strength. C. S. Qoxxrnmtnt Bt-
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
CARSE & CO.,
Children, all noted for fit, wear,
B. BIRKEN FELD,
- 3011 Fourth
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
JVC. E. MURRIN,
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third avenue and Twenty-first St , Rok Island.
A Bmt c'ssa stock of Groceries that will be sold at lowest living price. A share of nubile
J. T. DIXO-N,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
Dealer la New and
Second Hand Goods
OF ETXRT DESCRIPTION.
The hlghea price paid for goods of anr kind. Will trade, sell or boy anything.
No. 1814 Second Avenue.
Has opened his New and Spacious
No. 1G20 to 1626 Third avenue,
where be would be pleased to aee his friends.
EVAIl kinds of drinks at wall as Ale and Porter, and the well known drink "Half and 'alf." Um
only plscs in the city whs you caa get it. Boast Beef Lunce every day from 10 to IS.
F. W. HERLITZEA.
No. 229 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schnelder'i grocerj, Rock Mind.
for fine fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Made ia the latest style. Also repairing done with neatness andjdlipatch.
Practical ie aij Brick M Layer.
Resedence 819 Twenty -first St. Yard near 8t. Paul Depot,
Rock Island, IlL
tVCstiaiates famished for any kind of Tile or Brick In the market, laying of brick
and tile walks a specialty.
comfort and durability.
1622 Second Avenue.
Avenue, Dealer in-
The mot delirious in the tri-cltie. made from pure err an
and flavored with all the popular flavors, la any quantity to
suit. Special attention ptid to supplying picnics, private
parties, socials, etc.
AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.