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THE ROOK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1800.
THE ARGUS. ,
Published Dally and Weekly at 1N4 Second Ave
ime, Rock Island, 11U
J. W. Potter.
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tive character, political or religious. mn have
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Anonymous communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
In Rock Island county. .
Friday, Jolt 18. 1890.
IIKNOt RATIO TICKET.
For United States Senator Johs M. Palmer
ror rUte Tteannrer Edward b. Wilson.
For 8 u 1. 1. of Public Instruction. ...Hbnrt Haas.
For Trustee. Illinois Jo"? -University,
J " I ! Rich 'a rd D. mSkoIm
. ....R. H Hitman
i or r.
For State Senator.
For Representatives....... jy7."w-
For County Jiidse ViHfm. M. Blampino
For County Clerk Chasu.hi Crkutz
KorSherU C D. Gowon
For Treasurer Qio. B. Bbownbr
For County Supt. of Schools Cus. B Mahll
'aM for CouiresH.
The fact that all indications point to
the nomination of Ben T. Cable, E-q., of
this city, for congress by the democratic
convention which assembles at Mon
mouth on August 5'h next, seems to
have created considerable consternation
among the followers of Congressman
Gest. The most enthusiastic of these
federal place hunters admit the jeopardy
in which Gest's interests would be placed
should Mr. Cable be nominated against
him, while some hive gone so faf as to
privately state they would prefer to see
Gest withdraw entirely in the contin
gency that be was opposed by Mr. Ca
ble. The sweets of congressional life,
Lowever, are apparently too alluring to
the present congressman to he relin
quished without a struggle. Notwith
standing all advice to the contrary, be
has determined to put on a bold front
and make a desperate attempt to again
foist hints- If upon the people of the dis
trict. It is a pleasiug sign of the times,
then, to note in view of Ge9t's presump
tion, that the people are looking around
for a suitable representative in congress,
and one also who combines with the
necessary qualifications a degree of avail
ability that will make Gest's defeat cer
tain. Two years ago, recognizing his special
fitness for the position, the Rock Island
county delegation to the democratic con
gressional convention presented the name
of Mr. Ben T. Cable, of this city. Al
though this was an unauthorized pro.
ceeding, as Mr. Cable had emphatically
stated that be would he compelled to re
fuse the nomination even if tendered hiro,
he received a very flattering vote In the
convention. This year the same th-stre
exists to have Mr. Cable make the race,
and even to such a degree as to amount
to almost a demand that in the interests
of the party he lay aside all personal con
siderations and abide by the decision of his
political friends. This Mr. Cable finally
consented to do on certain conditions
just before his departure for Europe, and
hence bis friends throughout the district
are earnestly requesting his unanimous
nomination, confident that in his case at
least such action would !e really equiva
lent to an election.
4FMt and the Perim Journal.
The Gest strikers have all along main
tained that the only oppesition to their
favorite was traceable to democratic
sources, and that within the republican
ranks everything was peace and harmony.
It has been sent forth from Rock Island
that Gest was as strong as ever in his own
Lome and his henchmen in oilier parts of
the district have sent favorable reports
here of bis standing with tbe party in
their respective local ties. But now
comes the Peoria Jo-urnnl, a staunch re
publican paper which on former occa
sions bss always ha! a pood word for
Gest, with a bitter denunciation of his
course in congress and commending Mr.
Ben T. Cable to the people of the Elev
enth district as a much more desirable
man to represent them in congress
While published in the Tenth district, tbe
Journal, nevertheless, has qjite a circu
lation in this district, and its influence
has always been fe't in our congressional
elections. Its excoriation of Bro. Gest is
Ben. Cable, of Rock Island, is making
a fight for tbe democratic congressional
nomination in tbe Eleventh district. The
district is at present misrepresented
by Willian, II. Gest. While Ben
Cable is largely interested in rail
roads and coal mines and is a dem
ocrat be will certainly be a fitter
representative for the Eleventh tV"
Mr. Gest, whose shameful surrender to
Wall street ought to defeat hlrn under
any circumstances. The farmers, coal
liners, business men. "and everybody
else in tbaKHsttt should take it upon
themselves to see that Mr. Gest misrep-
. resents them no lunger. Mr. Cable's in.
terests in ttw Eleventh ought to be a
sufficient guarantee to the voters there
that he will look after theirs as well as
bis own. A man with eastern instincts
and ideas has no business representing
any Illinois district in congress. They
are not wanted, and it would not be at all
surprising if Mr. Gest did not receive tbe
nomination from bis own parly.
The Tribune says that the Chicago
Union Stock Yards company earned
500,000 net last year, and only distrib
uted f800.000 to stockholders, the re
mainder going to improvement account.
The forthcoming prospectus will be a
"picnic" for the granger legislators at
Springfield next winter, and it will take
a great amount of solid argument to con
vince them that the necessity does not
exist for the enactment of a law reducing
the charges, and thereby benefitting tbe
honest husbandman and live stock pro
ducer. But what will the present owners
caret By that time they will have re
ceived $13,000,000 In cash for water in
jected into the capitalization and shifted
their Interest into bonds for $10,000,000.
which represents about tbe true value of
the establishment. The holders of the
tl3.000.000 of water wiU be left to fight
adverse legislation and tbe competition
of the Stickney yards. If they fail the
bondholders can dispose of tbe pro pert v
for enough to make themselves whole on
the bonds. The proceeds of the $13.
000.000 common and preferred stock will
Notwithstanding the rantings of the
Union, it still remains an indisputable
fact that Boss Wells conveyed those cum
bersome Gest resolutions to the Hon. C.
R. Deere; that the latter handled them'
very gingerly as though they were so
much dynamite, and instead ef reading
them, hurriedly dispatched them to the
secretary's desk. Mr. Deere didn't keep
them around his person any longer than
The figure-head of the Union is grow
ing more partisan daily. Is tbe promise
of that $600 office soon to be fulfilled 7
TO PRODUCE LINEN FABRICS.
An Irish Manufacturer Will Start a Ills;
Plan If Sufficiently "Protected."
New York, July 17. J. Carmlehael
Allan, of Belfast, Ireland, has come to
this country in the hope of establishing
a large concern in an eastern or north
western State for weaving linen fabrics.
Mr. Allan said that he, had had thirty
years' experience in this in
dustry in Ireland and Scot
land and would establish a large In
dustry here, backed bv American capi
talists, if the United States Senate
raises duty on linen goods to .'0 or 55
per cent The duty is uow 35 per cent,
and on raw material 15 per cent, which
Mr. Allan does not think is sufficient,
lie says If the Senate raises the duty to
SO per cent he can find capital of 8300.
000 and start a bulness with 2,000 or
3,000 bauds, or a couple of systems, in
Mr. Allan is confident that within a
few years after the duty on linen is
raised therewill be an Industry flour
ishing in this country employing 20.000
or 30,000 hauds, while there are at
present only 3,000 or 4,000, Moreover,
weaving machinery would be manufac
tured here and that branch of machine
Industry fostered. Later spinning ap
paratus could be made here also.
RAINED LIVE COALS IN A STORM
A Singular Phenomenon Daring a Showsr
RooitESTKit, N. Y., July 17. On good
authority it is reported that a remark
able phenomenon was witnessed In the
village of Naples, Ontario county, yes
terday, during a thunder storm. There
was an especiallv loud clap of thunder,
or a report that was taken as such, and
immediately there followed a shower of
what appeared to be live coals. It is
thought that a meteor burst over tbe
village and that the coals were the frag
ments. The inhabitants of the village
are much excited over the affair.
SMALL-POX IN A MEXICAN CITY
Four Hundred Deaths a Month from the
Disease at BaltUlo.
Sas Antonio. Tex., July 17. Mr.
Warren Garnet returned to-day from a
lengthy stav in the State of Coahuila,
Mexico. Most of the time was spent In
Saltlllo. the capital. He describes the
city as generallv prosperous, but rav
aged by small-pox.
"I was told." he said, "that the deaths
there from the disease averaged 400 peo
ple in a month for the last three months
and new cases are reported daily. The
epidemic Is mostly among children and
is confined to no particular locality of
THAT LOUISIANA RIOT.
Seven Negroes Killed and Six Wounded
Vickshitw, Miss., July 17. Reliable
persons arrived from Bastrop, La., to
day say that seven negroes were killed
and six wounded in the affray with
a white posse near Merrouge yesterday.
There were thirty-six negroes in the
party, all of whom came here a short
time ago from North Carolina. The
survivors returned home with the
whites. In other respects the previous
accounts of the conflict are correct.
Merrouge is eight miles above Bastrop,
New England Pilgrims Going to Quebec.
Norwich, Conn., July 17. Some won
derful cures have been wrought recent
ly at the beautiful shrine of St. Anne de
Beau pre at Quebec, and the Catholics of
this state are arranging a pilgrimage to
the ancient city on July 21. Every par
ish in Connecticut Is Invited, and it Is
likely that an imposing body of relig
ious pilgrims will start northward by
train on the date noted. A special
train is to leave Waterbury at 7 a.
m.. cross the State by way of
of Hartford, Willimantlc, and Putnam,
and thence on to Worcester and north
ward. Pilgrims will be taken aboard at
all stations. The Rev. Father A. Wall
hot of Taftville. In this town, will take
charge of the pilgrims from this part of
the State. The sick, lame, and blind
will join In the pilgrimage, hoping to be
healed of their Infirmities at the won
derful shrine of St. Anne de Bo u pre.
Grain Elevators Gobbled Up.
Fort Dodge. Ia., July 17. The Eng
lish syndicate Is getting a gripon North
western Iowa. All the grain elevators
of tbe firm of Gregory fe Son, one of the
largest grain buying firms in the north
west, have been sold to Rosebaum Bros.
of Chicago. The purchase was made by
trioMorter nrrn In tbe Interest, "jf" an
English syndicate that Kobbling up
similar Industrie-; hj 0ver the countrv.
The elevators are located all through
Northwestern Iowa and control a large
share of the grain trade of that part of
'Price of Binding Twine WIU go Vp.
Minneapolis, Minn., July 17. The
burning of 52H tons of binding twine in
this city yesterday will cause a sharp
advance In the price of that article,
especially In the Northwest. It Is es
timated that the 525 tons represented
from one-half to seven-eights of the
entire amount on hand In the twin
cities, and prices will go up. The
amount of advance will depend some
what on how large a stock there Is on
hand in the United States.
St. tools Walters Strike.
St. Lorn, Mo., July 17. The four
restaurants of W. B. Sprague were
closed to-dav and thn hu
wont to patronize them had to go else
where to satisfy the inner man. On the
doors of each an ominous placard was
posted, reading: "Closed because of the
waiters' strike." The men presented a
contract to Mr. Sprague to sign, bind
ing him for a vear. and on his rafusal
they quit work.
Joined the Catholic Church.
Buffalo, N. Y., July 17. Judge
George A. Lewis was received Into the
Catholic church last week. This fact
has Just become known and has created
considerable of a stir. The Judge comes
from a strict Presbyterian family and
was a trustee in tbe First Presbyterian
church. He has served on the bench of
the Municipal court ever since Its or
ganization- and belongs to a wealthy
To Lead Pennsylvania Democrats.
IIariusburg, Pa., July 17. Congress
man Kerr oi Uearfleld was unanimously
chosen chairman of the Democratic
State committee at the meeting of the
committee in this city.
llrarne from Peril.
New York. July 17 The eleven
story building of the Western Union Tel
egraph company was burned this morn
intr. The whole force of operators were
in great peril. Most of them reached the
top of the building and the work of rescue
was very difficult, but it ia believed all
MORE WIND IN MINNESOW
A CYCLO MB AT NORTH
Havoe la the Northwest Caused by th
Elements -A Family Burned to
Dea :h la Their Beds.
Sr. Paul, Minn., July 17. The storm
which visited parts of this State last
evening cause 1 damage to property In a
number of to urns, but Its worst effects
were felt in 'North St. Paul, a suburb
of this city, where the storm played
havoc with property for a few minutes,
but fortunately no loss of life resulted.
Tbe storm struck there at 8:20 o'clock
and for a ter moments the southern
limits of th) manufacturing suburb
were envelope! ir. a dense cloud of mist,
driving before a furious gale, with cy
clonic condlticns. A number of people
had been on the lookout and there was
great consternation for a short time,
but the storm veered off to tho east and
passed on. The only damage was to
the plant of t de Acme Chair company,
which was totally- wrecked. It was a
brick building, next to the casket
works, the southernmost building in the
town. The wind caught the upper por
tion of the building, and cut it off as by
a knife, lifting It bodily, and smashing
it to pieces sooie distance away. At the
same time the walls were crushed to
gether like sn eggshell, leaving it an
utter ruin. Tho loss will probably reach
$10,000, as the company had about 3,000
chairs readv fcr shipment, which were
destroyed. The plant was erected
about eight months ago by a Chicago
concern, ana was building up a flourish
TBET WERE SATED FROV DEATH.
The Tug Molly Spencer Burns off Chi
cagoPer Crew Rescued.
Chicago. July 17. The crew of the
tug Molly Spen ter of Port Huron had a
narrow escape from either burning to
death or drowning. While two and
a half miles off Fiftieth street, the
tug caught fira The flames spread
rapidly and in ti short space of time the
entire boat was In a blaze. The crew
of eight men tried their best to extin
guish the fire, but their efforts met with
While death was staring them in the
face a tug belonging to the Western
Stone company sighted them and head
ed for them. The crew of the burning
tug were In a fearful pmdicament and
the rescuers anived Just in time to save
them. All of the men were taken off
and landed safely.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
The tug will be a total wreck. She was
manned by William Lynn, captain; Ed.
Beddard, mate: John Burk. fireman,
aud a crew of rive men.
BOTH T KRE DROWNED.
Lieut. Donaldson and Miss Spurgeon
Perish lu the California Sort
Saxta Anna, Cal.. July 17. Lieut.
C. V. Donaldsoii of Company . 2Hh
I'nited States Infantry, stationed at
Fort (iranl. Arizona, and Miss Lottie
Spurgeou, daughter of W. A. Spurgeon,
Cbairnianu of Urn County Board of Su
pervisors were drowneu at Newport
Beach, a pleasure resort ulne miles
from this place.
A number of persons were
bathing in the surf, and Miss
Spurgeon, win was an expi-rt
swimmer, went beyond her depth, and
was carried out by the current, B. F.
Hall and daughter went out to her as
sistance, but tlirty wee mi,' lit by the
current and cariied out lowa d the swa.
Lent. Donaldsoi plunged through the
surf and suceeet. in rescuing Hall and
daughter. He then ivtumed to Miss
Spuigeon's assista n e. but just as he
reached her they hot h dis&.itx-ared. The
bodies wer.; afterward recovered.
SEVEN PEOPLE PEttlH.
Fatal Flie In a Quebec Motel X Whole
QrEiiFr.JiiIy 17. Fire broke out early
this morning in lh barroom at Qtiellel s
hotel, in St. Joir4 street. Tho flames
spread rapidly tl.rouili th.! whole house,
which was totally destroyed, despite tbe
efforts of the firemen.
A French-Canadian family, including
Jacques Mirai.d is, bis wife, and three
daughters, who had just returned from
Providence, R. 1., had rooms on the
upper story ami were all burr.ed to
death. Two sailors belonging to the
Mary Jane of Halifax were In a drunk
en stupor and also perished in the
Fire t llniner. III.
Danvii.i.k, III., July 17. At Homer,
this county, a firi originated at 3 o'clock
this morning In tJ. W. Yates' general
store. It extended to a frame building
north of the railroad in which was also
A. Henderson's confectionery. Both
buildings were burned. J. A. Tudor's
drug store, a two-story brick building,
was also destroyed. Henderson's build
ing, occupied as a millinery store, ad
Joining Tudor's drug store, wasdamaged
to some extent. The Danville fire de
partment arrived bv special train and
checked the further progress of the fire.
The total loss was ahnnt J 7,000.
Disastrous Fire at Denton Texas.
Dentos, Tex., July 17. Denton suf
fered a heavy loss by fire yesterday
morning. Tbe tire engine was found
to be out of order. The wind was
favorable, and it was but a few minutes
till It had develojKid Into a raging con
flagration. Every building on the east
side of the souara, numbering some six
or seven, were destroyed. The cause of
the fire is unknown. Loss, J 100, 000;
insured lor 45,000.
Drowned la Lake Berkley.
Dkwver, Col., July 17. While J. S.
Jacobson and Mrs, John J. Huddart
were rowing on Berkley lake last night
their boat overturned and both were
drowned. Mr. Buddart is at present in
SaltLakeClty.anil was a partner in busi
ness with the dead man. The bodies
we re recovered. Jacobson was born in
Chicago, where Lis parents now reside.
A Building Blo a Down at BU PauL
St. Paul, Minn., July 17. A terrific
wind storm, almost a cyclone, visited
tho northern part of this city last night.
Tbe brick building of the Acme Chair
eompanv at north St. Paul was com
pletely demolished. Tbe night force,
seeing the storm coming, fled from tbe
building Just In time to save their Uvea.
vaa Are Fighters.
Paris, July 17.
egal report that t
to the upper Nigt
counter with the i
men. Tha tribes
-Dispatches from Sen
he French expedition
r had had another en
ativea and lost several
last encountered were
i firearms nd skilled
iy fought with obstl-
well supplied wit
In their use. Th
Cyelone itt Clear Lake.
Clear Lake, Wis., July 17. A small
cyclone passed over this place
about 9 a'clock last night, lasting
about half an hour and demolishing a
number. of small tulldings and causing a
large loss of projierty. Up to a lata
hour, however, no loss of life had been
Purchase of tha Coago Free State.
Paris, July 17. Of&oial papers ha?
been laid before Ue Chamber of Depu
ties setting fort a tha arrangement
whereby France It to have tha pre fat.
noe In the purch isa of the Congo Fre
WILL MR. BLAINE RESIGN?
IT IS SAID HE WILL RETIRE WHEN
THE TARIFF BILL PASSES.
Whlte Cap Outrages la Maw Meileo
General Appraisers Confirmed
Proceedings of Congress.
New York, July 17. The Star's
Washington special says: Mr. Blaine's
persistency 1n . posing before the public
as an opponent of the McKlnley bill and
other measures understood to be favored
by the administration comes to the front
In the publication by one of the press
associations this morning of his letter to
Senator Frye on Cuban flour. lLr. Frye,
It Is said, first saw the letter In the press
dispatches. It Is accepted as a fact at
the State department that Mr. Blaine's
retirement from an administration with
whose policy he so radically disagrees
will be announced just as soon as the
McKlnley bill passes and receives the
President's signature. Secretary Blaine
will probably make that the occasion to
give full publicity to reciprocity In an
emphatic manner, such as official re
strictions now debar. He will enter the
field for 1 802 armed cap-a-ple against
both President Harrison and Speaker
The Fire Appraisers of Merchandise Re
cently Named Confirmed.
Washington. July 17. In the Sen
ate the bill, extending the time of pay
ment to purchasers of land of the Oma
ha tribe of Indians in Nebraska, was
taken from the calendar and passed.
Mr. Teller Introduced a bill giving a
pension of $2,000 a year to Mrs. Jessie
Fremont Referred to the committee
Mr. Sawyer Introduced a bill to es
tablish a limited postal and telegraph
service. Referred to postofBce com
On motion of Mr. Hiscock, the Senate
at 1 o'clock went into executive session
for the purpose of considering tha
nominations of the five appraisers of
merchandise recently appointed by the
President under the customs adminis
The five General Appraisers whose
nominations were confirmed are: Charles
H. Ham. of Illinois; James A. Jewell, of
New York; George H. Sharpe, of New
York; George C Tichenor, of tbe Dis
trict of Columbia, and Joseph B. Wilkin
son, of Louisiana.
The nomination cf Thomas K. Irwin
to-be postmaster of Carthago, Ma, was
The doors were reopened at 1:30. On
motion of Mr. Hawley the House bill
to establish a national military park at
the battlefield of Chlckamauga was
taken from the calendar and passed,
with some minor amendments.
The Senate then resnmed considera
tion of the sundry civil appropriation
Washinotox, July 17. The Journal
having been read, Mr. Breckinridge of
Kentucky objected to its approval, and
the yeas and nays were ordered on the
question. Shall the journal be approved?
It was agreed to yeas 15S, nays 39.
One hundred and twenty members were
announced as paired on the vote.
Mr. Owens of Ohio called attention to
the colloquy which occurred yesterday
between tne gentlemen from Illinois and
Tennessee (Cannon and Houck) during
which he said in their anger thev had
told some truths which were entirely
omitted from the record. He wanted to
know whether tbe Democrats could do
the same thing.
The Speaker Tbe Chair Is unable to
The House then went Into committee
of the whole (Mr. Peters, of Kansas, In
the chair) on the land grant forfeiture
O. I BPALDING THE MAN.
Appointed Assistant Secretary of th
Treasury to Bneceed Tichenor.
Washington, July 17. The Presi
dent has appointed O. L. Spalding of
Michigan Assistant Secretary of the
Treasury, vice Georee C. Tlrhnnor. r.
signed. He was formerly a member of
. i i . i .
lonarress, anu is now a special agent OI
Washington. July 17. The Presi
dent has sent the following names to
the Senate: Allured B. Nettleton of
Minnesota, to be assistant secretary of
the treasury: James Russell Soley of
Massachusetts, to be assistant secretary
of the navy.
To be receivers of public monevs:
Jacob R. Welty, of Washington, at
Olympia, Wash.; John B. Catlln, of
Montana, at Missoula, Mont.; George W.
Cook, of Montana, at Lewiston, Mont.
To be roeisters of land offices: John
Anderson, of Montana, at Missoula,
Mont.; Charles A. Burg, of Montana, at
Internal Revenue Appointments.
Washington, July 17. The Secretary
of the Treasury has appointed the Ip1.
lowing Internal revenue. nfgzcta: ' Pratt
t4.-jC.r. SIG.V ReeToer and gauffer. Lau
rens. S. C; William Ferris, storekeeper,
Hunaio, is. i.
ORIGINAL PACKAGE BOYCOTT.
It Is Declared by the City Council of
Kansas City, Ma, July 17. The citv
council of Olathe, Kan., has unani
mously passed a resolution declaring
that "the council as representative of
the people is In perfect sympathy with
any movement to suppress any original
package bouse that may start In this
city; that the council will not employ
nor retain In Us employ any persons
who give aid or encouragement to such
a house, and that no supplies or material
of any kind will he purchased from any
person or hrm who visits, gives aid, or
encourages the same."
The scene of the original package
boycott is twenty miles south of Kansas
Maggie MltoheU fined.
New York. July 17. Margaret
Mitchell Abbott, "Maggie Mitchell," Is
the defendant In two suits by the treas
urer and manager of the Maggie Mitch
ell Dramatic company forsalary claimed
to be due. William L. Lykens, the
manager, demands 1,3T) salary and IS
per cent of the net profits over the
first 512.001. Frank Gerth, the treas
urer, wants $800. Both were dis
charged in December last.
Kansas Cora Has Beea Damaged
ilansas uitt, July 17. Tbe news
from Kansas to-day Is corfirmatory of
that received yesterday that there has
been great damage to corn in the State
as a whole, and that the rain came too
late to make a full crop. In a few sec
tions, perhaps, no damage has been
done, but nearly all letters and tele
grams received indicate that the crop
win be considerably abort.
Settled Their Qoarrat la the Ring.
Dcbtjqce, Iowa, July 17. Two man
settled a bitter quarrel in the prize
ring at Key W est last night One man
had three Angers bitten off and the other
was pounded so that his friends didn't
know him. The sheriff Is looking for
tne participants in me anair.
Population of Vermont Cttlee.
Burlington, Yt, July 17. Unofficial
census footings make the population of
the fourteen largest places in tha State
B4,07ti, a net gain oi 17,649 since 1880.
The entire State ia expected to show a
population of 340,0'X).
REFORM SCHOOL ABUSES.
CRUELTY PRACTICED ON LADS
IN RHODE ISLAND.
A Boy Kept for Thirty-Two Days Is)
Darkness on Bread and Water
Providence, R. I., July 17. Follow
ing upon the Investigation of cruel
methods of the management of children
In the State home and school there are
some ugly charges against the Soconnet
school for boys, a reform school under
the charge of the State board of chari
ties and correction, to which Juvenile
male offenders are sentenced by the
lower courts. "
The matter first became public when
the case of Charles McCarthy was made
known. He was a stubborn and Insu
bordinate lad, and the superintendent,
F. H. Nlbecker. kept him thirty-two
days in a dark room on bread-and-water
diet. McCarthy is now in the Rhode
Island hospital hopelessly 111 with con
sumption. Former officers of the insti
tution are reluctantly beginning to tell
of other cruelties. Five boys are said
to be handcuffed together for six days,
night and day, and kept on bread and
water, for talking of running away.
Other inmates are alleged to have been
punished by being forced to stand out
doors In their shirt sleeves in winter,
and tbe board ot charities and correc
tion will probably have occastou to look
Into these stories at the meeting on Sat
urday. CHLOROFORMED AND ROBBED.
Burglar Enter tha Ilonse ot a Wealthy;
Mobii.f, Ala., Jnly 17. Late last
night the residence of Mrs. Martha
Tillman, a lady of means, whose home
is in the suburbs, was entered by bur
glars and about gnOO stolen. Mrs. Till
man was chloroformed and is under
treatment. It is feared she may lose
her mind owing to the terrible fright
When her sleeping apartment was
reached the robbers seemed undecided
as to what to do next At this Juncture
one remarked: "What shall we do cut
her throat or chloroform her?" This
was more than the overtaxed nerves of
the unfortunate lady could stand and
Smuggled Good In Their Bustle.'
London. July 17. On tho arrival of
the steamship Majestic from New York
at Queenstown. four passengers were
arrested by the customs officials Tor
smuggling. They were ail women and
had concealed in their bustles parcels of
tea, tobacco, spirits, etc. The contra
band goods were seized and the women
locked up for examination.
Sykes Again Acquitted.
Chicago, July 17. The fourth trial
of James W. Sykes for issuing fraudu
lent warehouse receipts to the amount
of $15,000 terminated yesterday after
noon in his victory over the State, Judge
Collins instructing the Jury to return a
verdict of not guilty before any testi
mony had been put in for the defense.
Downfall of a Jockey.
St. Loci s, July 17. Patsy Dufly, a
few years ago the foremost Jockey on
the turf, and to whom J. B. Haggin
has paid as high as $10,000 in a single
year, was fined f?5 to-day and given two
hours to leave town by Judge Cady.
He pleaded guilty to being a vagrant
His downfall Is due to drink.
New Orlkans, La., Jnly 17. Mrs.
Massin and her son, who broke into a
boarding school recently, fired on the
teachers, and kidnaped little Leah Ar
land, Mrs. Massin's daughter by her last
husband, have been arrested by detec
tives at Magnolia, Miss.
FLOUR-BARREL FOR A FIQ-LEAF
While a St. Loula Man Bathes Some On
Steal His Clothes.
St. Louis, July 17. A strange sight
was seen on Lynch street last night
William Straube went bathing in a
pond near California avenue, and while
in the water his clothing was stolen.
Bill made a sneak on a grocery store
two blocks away and picked up an
empty flour-barrel. Knocking out the
heading he put the wooden garment on
as a woman does her dress, and then
gingerly picked his way home over the
cebble-stones In no wise refreshed by
Fopnlatloa of Chicago.
Chicago, July 17. The census books
of the Chicago district have beec verified
Supt Gilbert announced that the cor
rected returns show a population for the
city of 1,101,261--
This, he said, must not be taken as an
official return. Still be did not believe
it woul be materially changed by the
further revision of the books at Wash
J Challenge from Billy Myer.
Bloomtnoton, III., July 17. Billv
Myer has made up his dispute with Alf
Kennedy of this place. The latter has
issued a challenge to match Myer
against Andy bowen or Jack McAultffe
to fight for 2,500 a side and the light
weight championship of America. Myer
will fight Bowen again in New Orleans
if the Audubon Club will put up a
Pardoned Because of Bl Touth.
Sprtngfi ELr, 111., July 17. Harry
Loehr. who was convicted of falsifying
the record ot the collector at Blooming
ton last September and sent to Jollet for
one year, was granted an Immediate par
don by the governor to-day upon the
simple grounds that he Is young and
ought to do given a chance to become a
useful member of society.
Conrt-Martlal of O, A. R. Member.
Nkw Orleans, La.. July 17. Differ
ences between the white and colored
posts of the O. A. B. In Louisiana have
resulted In an order from the commander-in-chief
for a court-martial to try
Capt Jacob Gray, commander of the
Department of the Oulf, and two mem
bers of his staff. The court will meet
Alger Will Bo Thalr Orator.
Goshen, Ind., July 17. Northern
Indiana and Southern Michigan Grand
Army men will hold a reunion In this
city Sept 2). Gen. Alger to-day ac
cepted an invitation to be present and
act as orator of the day. ne will take
up the much discussed pension question
In some on of Its numerous forma.
A Bota Month.
From Keokuk, la., Pemocrat
August. 1887. Wsa a noted month
cave extreme heat and ertrema miri tha
results of which were disastrous to the
public neaitb. Cases of colic, cholera
morbus and diarrhoea were abundant and
there were numerona calls at ihn Ama
stores for Chamberlains Colic. Cholera
ana uiarrnoea JKemedy. Druggists ot
this CUV tell US that this remenVhas hmn
more frequently called for during the
past moum iuaa any otner preparation,
and that it hu proven a panacea for the
verr worst cases. Chamhnrlain'a rvii
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy ia a mer
itorious medicinal preparation for all
summer complaints for which it ia recom
mended, and grows in popularity in this
city and vicinity. The aalea are increas
ing rapidly and wonderful cures are re
ported, bold by Hartz & Bahnsen.
Economy : "100 doses one dollar."
Merit; "peculiar to itself."
Parity: Hood's Saraaparilla.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIE3, ,
-A.T POPULAR PRICES
Is always to be found at
Robt, Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVLNPORT, IA-
For Men, Ladies and
CHOLERA IN MADRID.
On Cas Reported la Spain's fapltal
Epidemic la the Province.
Nipsm, July 17. The heat intense j
in central and southern Spain. Cholera
is Increasing in the Province of Val
encia, and has appeared in Alicante.
It Is more virulent, and of the new case
since the present hot weather 60 per
cent have proven fatal. The Inhabit
ants who can leave are taKJftg refuee
in other countries. The government
returns from alencia ;how total of
19 new cases and 11 deaths Monday and
34 new cases and death Tuesday.
One case is reported in Madrid. The
health autLorlties are taklne every san
itary precaution here and the strict
est Quarantine regulations are enforced.
PAID IN ADVANCE.
Fresldent Harrison Rents a Cottage at
freeson Spring Uke Other Tenarti
Pnu.AiKi.rinA, July 17. The execu
tive oflicer of tho Pennsylvania rail
road authorize an emphatic denial of
the statement that the corporation has
tendered the use of a cottage at Ores
son brings to President Harrison and
his family. The truth of the matter is
that the President has rented oueof the
unoccupied cot I aces from the Cresson
Springs company at precisely tho samo
ralo that Is rharsed to other tennants,
complying 'ith the rule by which pay
ment of ro.it in advance Is re to ind.
The worst cases of scrofula, salt rheum
and other diseases of the blood, are cured
by Hood's Saraaparilla.
A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest of
all In leavening strength. U. S. Government
port Aug. IT, 1889
The new Pension BUI Is now a law. This will
henedt many old soldier or the widows, orphans
and dependent parent of those who have died.
Call op or send your address to
H. C. CONNELLY,
Late of the 14th Illinois Cavalry.
Attorjtcy at Law, BOCK ISLAM). ILL..
who will assist yon and give roa all the lnfoima
tion yon may wish. jnl 6-w3m
Estate of John VcOonnell. deceased.
Tbe undersigned, having been appointed ex
ecutor of the last will and ter lament of Jubn
McCoonell, late of the county of Koek Island, state
of Illinois, aeoeaeed, hereby gives notice that he
will appear before the county court ot Bock Isl
and county, at the office of the clerk of said
eoart, la the eity of Rock Island, at the September
term, on the First Monday la September next, at
which time all persons having claims against
said estate are notified aad requested to at
tend forthe purpose of having the same ad jest
ed. Ail persona indebted to eald estate are re
quested to make immediate payment to the on
derslcned. Dated this fth day of July. A. D., 1890.
18-dSw SAK.UEL If oCOMCILL Executor.
SPRING SEASON, 1890
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
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Children, all noted for fit, wear,
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
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H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware.
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iVX. E. MU RRITvT,
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Cor. Third avenue and Twenty-first St , Rock IslanJ.
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J. T. DIXOJST,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
Second Hand Goods
OF EVKBY DESCRIPTION.
The hlgb.es price paid for goods of an v kind. Will trade, sell or bay anything.
No. 1814 Second ATenoe
Has opened his New and Spacious
No. .1620 to 1626 Third avenue,
where he would be pleased to see hia friends.
C"Alt kinds of drinks as well aa Ale and Porter, and tbe well known drink "Half and "alf," tbe
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No. 229 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider's grocery. Rock Island,
for fine tilting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
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Practical Tile and Brick" M Layer.
Resedence 819 Twenty-first St. Yard near St. Paul Depot,
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comfort and durability.
Avenue, Dealer in-
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aaiami wiin sit H popular DSTOT. in toff .at.tr a
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Dealer la New and