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HE IIOCIC I8LAKD ARGUS, MONDAY, JULY 14. 1890.
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Monday, July 14. 1890.
IIKJIOl'RATIV Tic RET.
For United State Senator Johw M. Palxkb.
ror Stata Tieasnrer Edward B. Wilson.
For Buut. ot Public Instruction. ...Hkrt Haas.
For Trustees Illinois! N w (Graham.
Iniveraity, I ....r,CH4BD D. Moksam.
For State Benator... - R-H Hiwmah
... I OlOROR W. VrNTOM
For Representatives jjo-R A. Waiox.
For Coantr Jndjre ViBOti. M. Bukdins
For County Clerk Obarlm Obiutx
For Sherlit C D. Oobpor
For Treasurer Go. B. Bnowaia
For County 8upt. of Schools. Ch i. B Marshall
Democratic Congressional Convention.
The Democratic voter in the several counties
composing the Eleven'h Congressional District
are requested to send delegates to a Congressional
convention to be held at Monmouth, Illinois,
Tnemdar. Anarnnt 5th. 1MOO.
at 11 o'clock a. m., for the ponxiac of nominating
a candidate for congress, ana to transact aucn
other business aa may be presented lor the con
iilerati on of the convention.
Th several counties In the congressional dis
trict will be entitled to representation on a basis
of one delegate for every 900 votes and one for
fraction of 1U0 votes or over cast for Cleveland
aud Thnrman In leH-t, as follows:
Counties. Vote 1U88. No. Del.
Rock Island. 8641 18
Mercer l.W 9
Henderson tW 4
barren 3016 10
Hancock 3011 SO
atrDonough .'. 8125 In
8ehujlcr lltl 10
By order of the Democratic Congressional Com
mltteeof the Eleventh congressional district f
II inols. J. W. PoTTK K, Chairman
Monaouth, 111., July 11,1890.
Ex Mayor IIarrisos will not be the
democratic candidate for congress in the
Third district. He has just started on a
trip to Alaska with his daughter.
The trunk of a rose bush growing at
Ventura, Cal., is said to be three feet in
circumference, and the first branch it
throws out i9 twenty-one inches in cir
cumference. It runs over a lattice work,
and, though more than a wagon load of
boughs have been removed, it covers a
space of about 21,200 square feet. It
yields thousands of flowers and is four
teen years old.
The number of lunatics in the asylums
of the citv of Berlin, which was 1,582 in
1862-83, amounted to 2.528 in 1889
This shows a very large increase in the
number of insane persons relatively to the
erowth of the population; in the period
referred to the increase in the population
was 22.49 per cent, while the increase in
the number of lunatics was 59.79 per
cent. The number of inmates in confine
ment in the whole German empire rose
between Jan. 1, 1881, and the same date
in 1888, from 84,270 to 42.660, being an
increase of 24 5 in the five years, as
against an increase of 3 6 per cent in the
general population in the same period
"In one sense," says the Denver Itepuh
lican. "the tariff is an evil- It is an evil
in just the same way that any taxation is
an evil." Not in the same way. Or
dinary taxation is imposed for and by
the government, but the tariff is a tax im
posed by one class of citizens on another
class. It is not for public purposes but
for private gain. It is imposed not to
secure a man the possession of his prop'
erty, but to deprive him of it. It is "i
purchase of protection," as the Denver
Repvbliean says, but the purchase money
is paid by one class, while the protection
goes to another. The idea that a nation
prows rich by means of taxation is an
other form of the belief that waste makes
wealth. Every principle of justice, of
equity demands that all taxation be lim
ited to the actual requirements of an
economical government. A tax that
goes beyond this is only legalized rob
As per call elsewhere in this paper, the
democratic congressional convention of
this district will meet at Monmouth on
Tuesday, August 5th, at 11 a. m. The
basis of representation has been des
creased one-half on former years, which
entitles each county to twice the number
of delegates heretofore allowed. Rock
Island county will have eighteen dele
gates in the convention, which is only
exceeded in number by Hancock, which
has twenty. The total number of dele
(rates is eighty-seven, requiring forty
four to nominate. That it will be the
largest and most enthusiastic convention
ever held in the Eleventh district is al
ready assured. The democratic party in
the district was never in better form to
make an aggressive and winning fight
than it is this year, and there is every
reason to belteve that the victories of
1883 and 1884 will be repeated this fall
THREE IMPORTANT MEASURES.
The Senate Pasaee the Subsidy Bills and
the House the Silver Hill.
Washington Citt, July 14. The sen
ate Saturday continued the consideration
of the subsidy bills. Vest again speaking
against them. George also spoke in oppo
Rition, while Call favored the postal sab
sidy, but opposed the tonnage bill. Ths
debate was finally closed and, with few
and nnimportant amendments, the votes
were taken, first on the tonnage bill, re
sulting: Ayes, 29; nays, 18. The vote on
the postal subsidy was next in order, and
it was: Ayes, 28; nays, 18. The feature of
the vote was that Plumb and Edmunds
both voted no on the tonnags bill, and Ed
munds voted no on the postal subsidy,
Plumb not voting, while Payne, Demo
crat, voted aye on both bills. The tariff
bill was made unfinished traainess, and
after a snort secret session the senate ad
The bouse proceeded to the considera
tion of the conference report on the silver
bill. Dlnnd made a vigorons speech
against the report, declaring that it was
no improvement on the present law
rather the other way and made silver
simply a commodity. Speeches were mads
againat the bill by Williams of Illinois.
Peel of Arkansas, and others, ao4 in its
favor by Cannon and Grosvenor. At the
conclusion of the debate the report was
agreed to by a strict party vote 122 to 00.
Ths house then adjourned. The bill now
goes to the president.
SCORES OF DEAD.
Dreadful Calamity on
AN EXOTJKSION BOAT ENGULFED.
Capsized in a Hurricane 150 Men, Wo
men and Children are Hurried
The Beautiful Lake a Grave for Young
and Old Fleasnre Seeking Turned Into
a Terrible Sacrifice of Human Life
Fifty-nine Bodies Given Up by the
Angry Waters A Fearful Sunday Dis
aster The Cyclone Ravages the Vicinity
of St. Paul and Brings Death on Its
Wings Five Known to Have Been
Killed at Lake Gervalse Fourteen
Miles of Havoc to Property.
Lakk ClTT, Minn., July 14. What will
probably prove to be the moot disastrous
cyclone that has ever struck this com
munity passed over this city at 0 o'clock
last evening, inflicting a loss of life of per
haps 100 or 200 people, and damaging prop
erty to an extent that at this writing can
not be estimated. Your correspondent was
visiting friends in I-ake City, and was sit
ting in the yard when what appeared to
be an ordinary electric storm was noticed
coming up from the west. In half an hour
the whole heavens was converted into a
complete canopy of lightning, which was
watched with iuterest by the nervy citi-
Eens of the little village, and with fear by
the tinr'd women and children.
The Shock oi the Hurricane.
A little before dark a terrific wiud
struck the community, and your reporter
sought the shelter of the house just in
time to escape being caught under a huge
tree that came crashing down against the
house. Windows were closed instantly,
and none too soon, for the cyclone was
upon us, and trees and houses were fast
buing demolished in its path, while my
wife, in fear and trembling, sought the
seclusion and protection of the cellar, in
company with the ladies of the house.
The building proved strong enough to
weather the blast, and in half an hour the
worst of the hurricane had passed.
An Alarming Report Current.
As soon as the trees had been cleared
away from the' front of the house your
correspondent started out and soon learned
that a horrible calamity had befallen the
place that has not been squalled since the
St. Cloud cyclone several years ago. Peo
ple began to gather in the streets and in a
few moments the news was scattered
abroad that an excursion boat, with over
90O people on it, was capsized in the mid
die ot Iake Pepin. The boat proved to be
the steamer Sea Wing, which came down
the lake from Diamond Bluff.a small place
about seventeen miles north of here, on
an excursion to the encampment of the
First regiment N. G. S. M., which is being
held a mile below this city.
The Boat Caught In the Storm.
The steamer started back on the home
ward trip alout 8 o'clock, and although
there were signs of an approaching storm,
it wasn't considered In any way serious
and no danger was anticipated. The boat
was crowded to its fullest capacity, about
150 men, women and children from Red
wing and Diamond Bluff being on board
and about fifty people on a barge which
wss attached to the side of the steamer.
When about opposite Lake City the boat
began to feci the effects of the storm, but
the officers kept on the way. While the
storm increased as the boat continued up
the lake, and in fifteen minutes was at its
height nearing Central Point, about two
miles above Lake City.
A FRIGHTFUL CALAMITY.
The Sea Wing Goes Over with Her Hu
The steamer was at the mercy of the
waves, which were now rnshing over the
boat and all was confusion. The boat
momentarily ran on to a bar and the
barge was cut loose and the steamer again
set adrift in ths lake. A number of those
on the barge jumped and swam ashore.
As the barge also floated again into the
deep water those on the barge saw the
steamer as it was carried helplessly out
Into the middle of the lake, and as they
were being towed about on the raging
waters they were horrified a moment later
to observe the steamer capsize and its car
go of 150 people precipitated into the lake.
The Barge's Passengers Saved.
Those on the barge remained there nntil
they were drifted nearer the shore and
they were all rescued on swam ashore,
Among them were two ladies who were
brought to the beach by strong and ready
swimmers. There were about fifty in all
that were on the bargs. The events that
traL spired on the steamer after it sepa
rated from the barge are probably most
clearly related by those who were rescued
from it just before midnight.
Awful Experience on the Boat.
As soon as the storm had begun to affect
the progress of the boat, Capt. Weathern
gave instructions to run the boat into the
Wisconsin shore, but the force of the wind
and waves was too terrible. In five min
utes more the waves began to wash into
the boat and fill its lower decks, while
the hailstones, as large as hou'seggs, came
down on the heads of the poor and help
less creatures who were huddled together
on the top.
The Supreme Disaster.
A hnge wave struck the craft on , the
side at the same moment that a terrific
blast of wind more forcible than the oth
ers came up, and carried the boat over.
All of the people on board, 150 or more.
were thrown into the water, some being
caught underneath and others thrown
into the waves. The boat turned bottom
upward and only about twenty-five people
ware observed to be floating on the sur
face. These caught hold of the boat and
limbed upon the upturned bottom, and
those first securing a position assisting the
others. Later, as the lightning lit up the
heaving waves the flash of a white dress
marking the struggle of adrowning woman
could be seen, but the observers were help
less to aid.
Another Struggle with Death.
Half an hour later and as lights were
seen moving about on shore, with no
word of warning and as they were jost
beginning to hope that they would be
taken off by the citisens of Lake Uity, the
boat again turned over, this time on its
side, and again all of the twenty Ave re
maloing souls were hurled into the water
Of these several were drowned before
they could be brought to the boat by those
who succeeded in remaining afloat and
again securing a bold on the boat a side.
RESCUE OF THE LIVING.
A Cowardly Captain Who Refused Help
Three Score Corpse.
The storm having passed, it was ex
pected that Capt. Howard, whose steamer
Ethel Howard lay at the wharf, would go
out to rescue the living, but much t
everybody's surprise and indignation he
refused, saying that he was not going to
risk his boat looking after dead people un
til another threatened storm had gone by.
He held to his determination in spite of
the fact that every moment might mean
the saving of a life. Leaving the captain
to settle with his conscience, a dozen or
more row boats were manned and put out
from the shore. The upturned boat waa
at last discovered, the twenty or more re
maining people clinging to the boat were
rescued and brought to the shore, most of
them being men who could swim.
Probably 130 Drowned.
. A fall listjjf the 130 jjassengers who are
pretty certain to have been drowned is not 1
obtainable at this writing. A large ma- '
jorityof them wore women and children, '
those saved' beiig nearly all strong
men, who were able to swim and cling to
the boat after it fiad capsized. On the re
turn from the capsized boat with three or
four people who had been rescued, one of
the rowboals eicountered two floating
bodies, each will a life-preserver attached.
Flfty-Xint Bodies Reooverd.
Up to 1:30 a. 11. fifty-nine bodies had
been found and lid out.
DEATH AND HAVOC NEAR ST. PAUL.
A Number of Victims of the Cyclone's
Fury Fatality List.
St. Paul, Minn., July 14. A destruc
tive storm, including a cyclone and end
ing in a fierce hurricane, swept the coun
try just north of here at 5 o'clock yester
day afternoon, arrytng death and de
struction in its oath. The storm origin
ated at a point four miles directly north
of here and movitd northeasterly toward
White Bear, covering a country accessible
only to teams, and reports come in slowly.
It is certain that there are at least eleven
person killed, and a large number serious
ly injured. The lorm center was at Kohl-
man's lake, at the large stock farm ot
James J. Hill, president of the .Great
Northern railway and to these points
three ambulances have been sent, accom
panied by a force of ten surgeons.
Five Dead at Lake Gervalse.
Telegraphic cot imunication with White
Bear is cut off a id as thousands of ex
cursionists went out during the day, the
stations are crowded with anxious friends.
The cottages of Messrs. Schurmeier and
Good on Lake Gervalse were totally de
stroyed by the cyclone and five were
killed and ten injured. Following are
killed: Mrs. J. H. Schurmeier, Charles
Schurmeier, of St. Paul; Rev. Mr. Phaef
ler, of Brennan, 'lex.; George Miller, of
the First National bank of this city;
Schurmeier's driver, name unknown.
Ten Persona Injured.
The injured are: J. H. Schurmeier.scalp
wounds; Charlie Good, serious injury to
scalp; Mrs. Phsefler, shoulder broken;
Thomas Barnaid, not seriously; Mrs.
George Miller, slightly injured on head;
Miss Carrie Mo-ts, slightly injured on
head; Clark H usen, bruised hip; R.
Good, three scalp wounds and an injury
to the spine; Mr. Genter and Miss Minnie
Fourteen Miles ef Ruin.
Reports from outlying towns show that
the storm visited destruction upon many
places. While the central storm point
was at Lake Kohl man, the wind was of
the force of a hurricane over all the tern
tory north of St. Paul, and its track was
marked by ruin for fourteen miles. The
storm left nothin standing in the path.
Farm houses wei unroofed, all standing
grain prostrated and trees uprooted.
'o Damage a t White Bear Lake.
Vague reports f loss of life are coming
in continually. At Mew Canada it is re
ported that twenty lives were lost and
scores injured. White Bear Lake was
crowded with excursionists, but it es
caped the cycloi e, though there was a
general scare, a 1 ard blow, and a severe
hailstorm. 1 hen are reports that twenty
persons were killed at Little Canada, and
the indications art that the loss of life at
Kohlman's will on as great. The cyclone
was successfully t hotographed by a Min
THE DISASTER TO THE TIOGA.
Over a Score ot Cllled and Missing An
v other Kxploelon.
Chicago, Jaly 1 1 The list of killed by
the explosion on 1 he Tioga is still incom
plete, as it is not I nown whether the miss
ing ones are dead. There was another ex
plosion in the hoi 1 Saturday. Two men
named Christians n and Johnson took a
light into the hold to find the reason of a
difficulty with tlie pumps, when some
kerosene gas explcded, setting their cloth
ing on fire and burning them severely but
not fatally. The cause of the first explo
sion is generally iidmitted to have been
accumulation of kerosene gas generated
by the heat and a leaking barrel of oiL
List of the Dead and Missing.
The dead and missing are aa follows:
Henry Withersponn, Alec Henry, Alec
Smith, Osborne Polk, Walter Chaffin
all colored, of Chi saga Three unknown
negroes. All the iibove were stevedores.
John O'Neill, head stevedore, Chicago; C
IjB Valley, lookout, Buffalo: William
Cuthbert, watchman, Buffalo; T. E. Fits
gibbon, Buffalo; F.'ank Burns, steamflt
ter, Chicago; Henry Alexander, colored
stevedore, Chicago; Louis Alexander,
colored stevedore, Chicago. Two un
known deck hands; John Lewis, com
monly known as "Jay Bird;" Tom Will
iams and Si Perkins, all colored steve
dores, are also misting, and are supposed
to be dead. The number wounded is
about twenty, thre of whom will die.
Getting Drunk Saved Them.
At the undertakers where thirteen bod
ies were laid out two brothers named
Amos were looking at the corpses to
if they could identify any of tbem. They
both acknowledged that they owed their
lives to the fact th it they went off on a
drunk. "De Lor forgive me," said one of
them, tearfully, "hit 1'se glad I did git
tight, or I wouldn't be heah a-lookin' after
de other poor fellat a."
LATER. Twenty bodies have been de
livered to the undertaker. It is known
now that twenty-wen are dead and miss
ing. The boat was pumped out yesterday
and it is believed tliat some of the miss-
bag, if not all, are in the hold.
MILLS ON THE ELECTION LAW.
He Prophesies Bloody Resistance to It In
St. Loos, July K Representative
Mills, of Texas, wi in this city Friday,
en his way to Platti.burg, Mo., to deliver
a political speech. Referring to the pro
posed federal election law, he made use of
the following langunge: "I do not know
whether they will ptos the bill or not, but
I do know that it -rill create a terrible
state of affairs in tbo south if it is passed.
We bad military law down our way once.
and we do not want it any more. We
have had elections in the south when we
were not permitted to count the ballots
after they were cast, operating as the
force law now contemplated by the Re
publicans is to operate."
A Prediction of Bloodshed.
He then related a -.ase where he alleged
federal election offi rs had counted out
the Democratic cand idates, although the
latter had 1,000 majority and continued:
"That sort of thing will not be tolerated
by the young men of the south now. We
older fellows who have been shot down
three or four times t re a trills conserva
tive, and we will of lourse, advise against
violence and bloodithed. But I predict
that if that bill is passed there will be a
great many lives lost on account ot it.
His Idea of Opposing the Law.
"My idea of opposing it after it has be
come a law is to have it enforced in the
northern states. Thsse fellows up north
will not take kindly to a system of con
ducting elections that permits United
States officers to step in and count ballots
for all state and Iocs I officers. I told the
Republicans in 3jat hington that if they
poisoned the cup wii h such an infamous
law I was willing to drink it down, bnt I
wanted it understood that I should advo
cate it as part of th Democratic party
policy that the northern Republicans be
made to drink from the same cup."
The Kind That Always Ooos Off.
Portland, Me.. July 14 Allen B.
Moulton, aged 95 yei rs, lot a quarter of a
century a member of the firm of W. and
C. R. Milliken & Co., was shot dead yes
terday while eleanin J a shot gun that he
supposed waa unloaded.
Two roughly dress
Crawford house at
sd men entered the
Cincinnati at 8:30 a.
tempted to rob the
m. baturday and al
hotel. The clerk res
tol was held at his 1
fired, just grazing 1
sted, although a pis
Pad, and the robber
im. The shot gave
the alarm and the r
bbers ran, but one
was captured. Neith
r got anything.
Passenger Train Put in Peril
. by a Madman. '
A CEAZED EIREMAN IN TEE OAB.
He Throttles the Engineer for Twenty
Minutes That Seemed an Age Without
a Controlling Hand the Locomotive
Goes Thundering on to Apparent Cer
tain Desti action One Hundred Passen
gers on the Brink ef Eternity. .
JASESV1LLE, Wis., July 13. One hun
dred passengers thundered toward death
on the Chicago and Northwestern through
express north of this city Saturday. Over
switches that were clanged shut barely in
time to keep the train from destruction,
along stretches of track where other trains
were rushed into side-tracks and out of
danger by frightened trainmen, who real
ized something to be wrong, and past sta
tion platforms, where people watched in
wonder, the train sped without a pause.
The Engineer's Awful Peril
On the floor of the tender lay Engineer
Steve Houghteling, a man of anassive
build, powerless in the grasp of a maniac
The insane man, his face blm-kened by
coal dust, his clothing stripped almost
from bis body in the life and death strug
gle, and his shoulders covered with blood,
brandished a wrench which he had
clutched from the engine tool box. Both
his arms were in the grasp of the almost
despairing man beneath him, but meu on
the station platform at Clyman, one of the
towns through which the train shot, could
see that he had nearly freed himself and
that in another moment, unless some help
should come, the murderous blow of the
wrench would fall.
The Fireman a Maniac
The maniac was Engineer Houghteling's
fireman, C. 1 Hastings. Near Water-
town he had stepped from the cab to coal
up. He did not return and Engineer
Honghteling reached back from his seat,
pulled aside the cab curtain and looked
out. As the curtain moved aside Hast
ings bounded in from the tender. His
face was distorted as if in agony and there
was in his eyes a look which Engineer
Houghteling could only liken to that of a
wild beast. He clutched the engineer
about the neck and threw him headlong
to the swaying foot board. There the two
struggled as the train dashed on under a
full head of steam.
Help from the Passenger Car.
The engine, left without fresh fuel, was
slowly losing steam, but still rushed on at
a rate that could mean nothing less than
a fearful tragedy at the first switch left
unturned. As the train swept past Cly
man without stopping, however, the pas
sengers and train crew realized that some
thing was wrong and a party hurried for
ward. Writhing and struggling among
the blocks of coal on the tender they saw
the engineer and his maniac assailant.
Hastings was overpowered and taken to
the baggage car. A moment afterward he
fainted. Consciousness did not return un
til twelve hours later.
THE NATIONAL BALL GAME.
Record or the Club Standing and Scores
of Recent Gaines.
Chicaoo, July 14. The base ball play
ing of last week brought out but one
thing worthy of special note and that was
the fact that public favor seems to have
veered in the direction of the League, if
attendance is any criterion, the nnmocrs
being largely on the side of the old organ
isation every day and reachiug nearly
twice as many on an average as went
through Brotherhood turnstiles. Satur
day t he league had 1C.3TU to play to and
the Brotherhood 9,9. This is a complete
change, as previously the Brotherhood
bad almost continually the advantage in
Standing of the Club.
The position of the clubs in the differ
ent aggregations is given below:
Bmth'buod won. Iot. n.cl !eurne wnn. lost o.e
Boston 41 2 .r.:Rmokln... 44 24 .047
( lil.-atfo .... a vs .ft7i!Oiiciinu.. 4i 25 .fciT
UmokiTn... . S Si .Mu,l'hlla phla.. 4: 2 .(US
New York.. H. 31 ..VKHRtwton 41 2S JW4
rhlls'plita. sr. ,M7k'hl.-s. . ss s .M
t'llUhUrir... 8K S4 .477!NIW York.. I'M .20
Cleveland.. 27 3.-. .4:iJjt'lTlnl.. 1 4S .2w7
ouuaiu it 4J -2n:ii'ltlttur... lu al .23tr
American wnn. lost. p.c( Wwwn won. lost, p.e
Athletic 41 .: m.' Vlliuki 4.1 til kmn
U.uixviile.. n 2 .H-Ki'Minne-poiu 40 24 .2S
Uul .. H7 2 ..vw'Kansant'ity as 2 ,74
KorhnnUT.. SI HI ..V17 Omaha S 29 .Mil
Columbus.. :n S4 .hi' I tenver.. .. as j;t .Ml
Toledo...... 2H X .42Ntou Citv Si SI .M7
Sttsoiw... 2 Hfl .44f.;rei Moines 28 srt .4.1
UftKiklrn... IS 4M MIlMU faul IS 43 .sue
Scopes on the Rail Flold.
The scores nn Saturday were as follows:
league: At Boston Boston 2, Chicago 3;
batteries Clarksnn and Bennett, Hu chin-
son and Kitt ridge. At Philadelphia-
Philadelphia 15, Cleveland 4; batteries
Gleason and Clements, Wadsworth and
Zimmer. At New York New York 18,
Pittsburg 1; batteries Welch and Buck
ley, Bowman aud Decker. At Brooklyn
Cincinnati 1, Brooklyn 7; batteries
Rhines and Harrington, Carruthers and
Brootherhood: At Boston Boston 15,
Pittsburg 3; Imtteries Daley and Swett,
Maul and Quinn. At Philadelphia Phila
delphia , Cleveland 8; batteries Sanders
and Milligan. Bakely and SutclirTe. At
New York New York 6, Chicago 3; bat
teries Ewing and Kwing, King, Barston
and Farrell. At Brooklyn Brooklyn 28,
Buffalo lf; batteries Sowders and Mur
phy and Daily, Lewis and Beecher and
Western: (Saturday) At Minneapolis
Denver 2, Minneapolis In; at St. Paul-
Kansas City 7, St. Paul 2; at Des Moines
Omaha 2, Des Moines 5; at Milwaukee
Sioux City 8, Milwaukee 8. (Snnday) At
Milwaukee Sioux City 2, Milwaukee 6;
at St. Paul Kansas City 4, St. Paul 10.
Itane Ball flaying Mot "Work."
Frederick. Md., July 14. The case of
the state vs. William Barnie and others, an
action brought to prevent base ball play
ing en Sundays, was heard Saturday. The
defendants argued that ball playing could
not properly be designated "work," and
was therefore not amenable to the old
statute prohibiting work on Sunday, un
der which the action was brought. The
judge took the papers and reserved his de
The Detroit Club Is "Busted."
Detroit, Mich., July 14. The Detroit
base ball club Saturday filed with he
county clerk a voluntary assignment to
William J. Gray. The debts of the club
are stated to be S7.15S together with the
rent of the ball grounds to date. The i
sets are the office furniture and fixtures
valued at ttfJO.
The Winners at Washington Park.
Chicago, July 14. Saturday the money
at Washington park race course was won
by the following horses: Dr. Nave, 1 mile.
1:50: Kaloolah, miles, 2:05; Rinfax,
mile, urmie, i miles, &4M; Wary,
mile heats, i;.), i -.aa.
An Appropriation for Pension Clerks.
Washington Citt, July 14. In order
to provide for the speedy consideration ot
claims to be filed under the dependent
pension act, the appropriations committee
of the house Saturday reported a bill mak
ing an appropriation of for the
employment of 468 additional clerks in
the pension office, 16S in the record and
pension division of the war department,
and a large number in the second auditor's
office. The appropriation is to go into
effect July 21 next
8e1ectd a Minnesota Man.
Washington Citt, Jaly 14. Gen. A. B.
Nettleton, of Minnesota, has been selected
as assistant secretary of the treasury un
der the provisions of the legislative, judi
cial, and executive appropriation bill in
creasing the number to three, and his
nomination will probably be tent to the
senate to-day. He waa at one time ed
itor of The Minneapolis Tribune.
IX UNKNOWN PATHS
."he Great "Pathfinder" Will
JOHN 0. IEEM0NT PASSES AWAY.
4 aatfden Illness Calls Blm to the Undis
covered Country Whenoe Men Return
No More His Pnbllo Career Briefly
Sketched How He Won Bis Wife His
Expeditions to' the Unexplored West
Mexican Treachery Met by Defiance
" War Record.
New York, July 14 Gen. John Charles
Fremont died at hW residence 49 West
Twenty-fifth street at 4 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. His death was sudden and un
expected, and resulted from peritonitis.
Dr. Martin attended him, but was uuable
to afford relief. The general was out -on
Friday, in apparently good health. His
son, who lives at Sing Sing, was notified
of his father's illness and was able to
reach New York before death occurred.
His Career In the West.
Gen. Fremont was born Jan. 21, 1813, at
Savannah, Ga., his father being a Prench
immigrant. He was graduated at Charles
ton college, taught mathematics,- became
an engineer in the government employ in
the west, received a commission as lieu
tenant of engineers, explored the Rocky
mountain region and gained great fame
by his successful penetration to the Pa
cific coast through almost incredible
hardships. He took a prominent part in
the conquest of California, was elected as
one of the first United States senators
from that state (1840 51).
Later Public Services.
lie was the first Republican candidate
for president, in 185(1, served in the Union
army as a major general (18til-lS(i2); was
nominated for the presidency by the Cleve
land convention of 1804, but declined the
nomination, and haa not since taken an
active part in politics, thongh he was ap
pointed governor of Arizona in 1879. Of
late years he has been engaged in promot
ing southern railroad enterprises. His
wife, formerly Jessie Benton, daughter of
the famous Thomas Benton, of Missouri,
Romance of His Marriage.
It was while in Washington City mak
ing out a report of one of his expeditions
that he met Miss Jessie Benton, daughter
of Senator Thomas Benton. An engage
ment followed, but much opposition was
manifested by the girl's father on account
of the gill being only 15 years of age at
the time, and he secured a peremptory or
der for rremont to go into the interior of
the country on an expedition that would
necessitate his remaing away for a long
period. But the young people were not to
be thwarted, and retarning when his work
was finished they were secretly married.
Benton soon forgave them. Mrs. Fremont
waa very pretty, and now is 5V years old.
Where He Won His Nam.
A little more than forty years ago Fre
mont started out with thirty-nine men.
pioneered by Kit Carson, the rover of the
plains. He ascended the mountains to
the headwaters of the Colorado, traveled
1,700 miles to Salt Lake City, which had
never before been accurately described,
and his descriptions of that region had
their influence over the Mormon settle
ment. He then struck the source of the
Colorado river and went down to the
mouth of the Columbia, and then crossed
over to the Colorado region again and
nearly froze to death in midwinter. To
avoid starvation he made his war, with
out a guide, it is said, wholly by astro
nomical observations, to Capt. Sutter's
fort on the Sacramento. Half his horses
were dead. He returned to Kansas after
an alraence of fourteen months, and he
was breveted a captain in 1&45.
His PrAsnos of Mexico.
The next expedition was to explore the
Sierra Nevada (mountains, which were al
most utterly unknown. California wasthen
Mexico, and Monterey was the capital.
Fremont, finding that it was necessary for
him to explore a portion of the Mexican
states in order to get his topography of
the San Francisco basin complete, went to
Monterey and asked permission. The
Mexicans gave it, but with characteristic
suspicion and treachery immediately re
voked it and ordered him out of the coun
try. Fremont built a fort on a mountain
thirty miles from Monterey, hoisted his
flag, and notified our consul at Monterey,
saying: Ve have in no wise done wrong
to the people or the authorities of the
country, and if we are harassed and as
saulted here, we will die, every man of us,
under the flag of our country." He subse
quently marched leisurely into Oregon,
which was our possession.
The Father of Fmnnclapat Ion.
Soon after the breaking out of the war
Fremont became a major general and was
assigned to the western dfstrict. On Aug.
81, 111, he issued an order emancipating
the slaves in his district owned by those
who were in arms against the United
States, which was annulled by the presi
dent as unauthorized and premature, and
he was relieved or his command Nov. 2,
and three months later he was appointed
commander of the mountain district of
Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. June
8, 1$2, he fought an indecisive battle
against (Jen. Jackson at Cross Keys.
When Pope was appointed to the com
mand of the Army of Virginia Fremont
refused to serve under an ofheer whom he
ranked, and resigned his command and
took no further part in the war.
Fought on a Root and Rolled OIT.
New York, July It George A.
Schneider, aged 27, living at One Hundred
and Fifty-second street and Courtland
avenue, found his wife and three children
on the roof with a man. He began to up
braid his wife, when George I Awaits in
terfered. The men quarreled and clinched.
They rolled off the roof together, falling
four stories to a paved yard. Swartz sus
tained a fracture of the skull and
Schneider is injured internally. It is be
lieved lxitb will die.
Wilbur F. Storey's Old Partner Suicides.
Grand Rat-ips, Mich., July 14. Ananias
Worden, a promineut citizen of Cannon
township, Kent county, committed suicide
Saturday by shooting. During the war he
was a partner of Wilbur F. Storey, of The
Chicago Times, and was the next younger
brother of Commodore John K Worden,
of ' Kearsarge fame. Financial reverses
brought on a tit of despondency. Mr.
WorJen was 70 years of age, a widower,
and leaves no children.
Miss Fuller to Marry.
Washington Citt, July 14. The en
gagement o' Miss Fuller, eldest daughter
of Chief Justioe Fuller, to Mr. Hugh a
Wallace, of Tacotna, is announced. The
young gentleman is now in the city on a
visit to the family of his fiancee.
wmtmmtatjtr' -n- - Ar-tt.
Destructive cyclones and electric storms
swept over various places in Europe on
Friday and Saturday last, resulting ia
considerable loss of life and immense
damage to property.
A Heted Month.
From Keokuk, Is., Democrat.
August, 1887, waa 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 this remedy hat been
more frequently called for during the
past month than any other preparation,
and that it haa proven a panacea for the
very worst cases. Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is a mer
itorioua medicinal preparation for all
summer complaints for which it is recom
mended, and grows in poDularitv in this
city and vicinity. The sales are increaso
ing rapidly and wonderful cures are re
ported, bold bj Hartz & Bahnsen. .
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890
.A.T POPULAR PRICES
Ie always to be fonnd at
Robt, Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and llf West Second Street, OAVtNPORT- IA.
For Men, Ladies and
THE TWO SUBSIDY BILLS.
Provisions of th Mfasnm as Passed bjr
Washington' ClTV, Ju!y 14 The pos
tal subsidy bill parsed by the senate Sat
nr.lay authorizes the postmaster general
to enter into contracts for a term of not
less than five nor more than ten years in
duration, with American citizens for the
carrying of mails on American steamships
between ports of the United States and
ports in foreljrn countries (the Do
minion of Canal excepted). The vessels
are to be American built steamships am
owned and officered by American citizens.
The vessels are divided into four classes
by the bill. The steamships of the first,
second, and third classes are to l con
structed with particular reference to
prompt and economical conversion into
auxiliary naval cruisers. The rate of
compensation to be paid for such van
mail service of the said first-class ellipsis
not to exceed the sum of M a mile, aud for
the second-class ships 1 a mile by the
shortest practicable route., for each out
ward voyape: for the third-class ships not
to exceed H.-V) a mile, and for the fourth
class ships tl a mile, for the actual num
ber of miles required by the postoffice de
partment to he traveled on each outward
Features of Che Tonnag-a Bill.
The tonnage bill provides for the pay
ment to any vessel of more than 600 tons
gross register, whether sail or steam, con
structed and wholly owned by citizens of
the United States, or registered pursuant
to the laws thereof, and which shall be en
gaged in the foreign, trade between porta
of the United States and foreign ports,
carrying its entire load either from or to
the United Slates, 15 cents per ton for the
first and second 500 miles or fraction
thereof, in or out, and cents per ton for
each 1,000 miles thereafter, and a propor
tionate sum for fractions thereof. These
payments are to continue for ten years,
and for nine years thereafter a reduction
of 8 cent per ton obtains. All the officers
of the vessel must be citizens of the United
The Marring of Kxnlorcr Stanley.
Ix)SdoS, July 14. Henry M. Stanley on
Saturday in Westminster Abbey married
Miss Dorothy Tennant. The wedding was
performed by the bishop of Kipon before a
throng of distinguished men and women,
the equal in prominence of any that ever
gathered there. Stanley was still weak
from his illness of the day before, and has
not yet recovered, bnt with the care of his
wife it is hoped that he will soon be him
self again. The preseuta were numerous
and costly, and many of them came from
royalty aud the nobility of England and
the Continent. The happy couple were
heartily cheered as they left the church.
8mU-Pox on Hoard.
Ntw York, July 14. The steamer Wis
laad from Hamburg arrived here Satur
day morning. As small-pox had devel
ops among her steerage passengers dur
ing the voyage she was detained at quar
A ereamot tartar baking powder. Highest of
II In leavening strength. U. S. Government B4
pott Aug. IT, 1888
R A USE'S
THB LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Jade Clothing
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
CARSE & CO,
Children, all noted for fit, wear, comfort and durability.
1622 Second Avenue.
JB. BIRKISNITJS L J ).
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron
lf0S SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL
JVI. E. MURRIN,
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third avenue and Twenty-first St., Ro;k Island.
pst n"e "r"ite4fk ' GroCerie WiU M U towoet Urt,: Pric- A sh.r e of public
J. T. J3IXON,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
Dealer in New and
Second Hand Goods
The highes orlce paid for goods of snr kind.
Haa opened his New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue,
where be would tie pleased to see his friends.
WTAU kinds of drinks as well as Ale and Porter, and the well known drink Rir nt "sir " the
only place Intl.. city wb. you can ge it. Roast Beef Lun irl Ty From 10 to 12
F. OT. HERLITZEA
No. 229 Twentieth Street, next to
tor qne miing
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Made la the latest style. Alto repairing done with neatness andldispatch.
Resedence 819 Twenty-first St. Yard near St. Paul Depot,
Rock Island, 111.
t-Ksttmates fnrnUhed for any kind of Tile or Brick in the market. laving of brick
. and tile walks a specialty.
Avenue, Dealer io
The mot delirinns is the tri-rities. msde from nr- it. -.it.
and Ssvored with sll the popnlsr tlsror. in sn uu 1 1 '
suit, (iperial atu-ntion pkid to rap) lying picn. r -n
parties, socials, etc.
Will trade, sell or loy anything.
No. 1614 8econd Avtnue.
Conrad Schneider's grocery, Bock Island.
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