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I n Kock Island county.
Satckoat. Jcly 19. 1890.
Dsmocane Cooirreiilonal Convention
The Democratic voters In the several conntlea
composing the Kleven'h Congressional District
are requested to send delegates to a Congressional
' convention to be held at Monmouth, Illinois,
Tnraday. Ancnflt 5th, lftOO,
at 11 o'clock a. m., for the pnrnose of nominating
a candidate for congress, and to transact such
other business as may be presented for the con
liberation of the convention.
The several counties In the congressional dis
trict will be entitled to a representation on a basis
of one delegate for every 900 votes and one for
fraction of 100 votes or over cast for Cleveland
and Thnrman In as follows :
Counties. Vote 1883.
Rock Island SftU
By order of the Democratic Congressional Com
mltteeof the Eleventh congressional district f
II inois. J. W. POTTEH, Chairman.
Monmouth, 111., Jnly 14,1890.
It is interesting to note tbat the Rock
Island delegates to the republican con
gressional convention next Tuesday will
all depart on the same train, but it is by
no means certain that they will return in
Boss Wells has consented to act as
stage manager at Bushnell next Tuesday
and has Dad the civil service rules bus
pended for the entire week in case any
thing should ore lr to deter bim from re
Mr T. H. Thomas will be compelled
to martyrize himself next Tuesday. It is
bis duty to call the republican congres
sional convention to order. He should
get J. J. Reimers and Howard Wells in
complete state of subjugation before be
lets go of the gavel.
Hon. I. B. Craig, one of the most ao
tive, useful and able members of the priS
ent legislature, being from the Matoon
district,has been renominated by the dem
ocrata of his district and the reputation he
made in the present house in public affairs
insures his return by an increased major
The Gest "secret circle" are considera
bly worried as to whom they can induce
to assume the management of bis badly
shattered forces. They would like to
have Chairman Thomas stay at the helm
two years longer, but it is understood
that be bas emphatically refused to ac
cept the thankless task.
On the fourth page of today's A rocs
may be found a very interesting political
communication, which discloses the great
"love" which certain republicans have
for Mr. Gest in the lower end of the dii
trict. Coming as it does on the eve of
the republican congressional convention,
it can certainly convey no solace to the
already downhearted Gest contingent.
John Joseph Reimers proposes to
make things "hum" in Bushnell on Tues
day. If we remember correctly at the
last republican family reunion at Bush
nell, the doughty John was knocked out
in the first round by a Moline political
pugilist of no mean strength. But as
there Is nothing worth fighting for this
year, Reimers will probably be allowed to
have bis way.
Sis Vmt ror Old Moldlei-N.
For some reason or other Congressman
Gest seems to dislike the old soldiers. He
has shown this in all his appointments
throughout the district. Here is a fresh
instance of his enmity to tbe veterans of
the war taken from this week's Rush-,
The people of Browning were sur.
prised last Saturday on learning tbat W.
C. Bollman bad been appointed postmas
ter to succeed Marsh Willard, removed.
We don't know on what grounds Mr.
Willard was removed, as be is a republi
can, an old soldier and not able to malo
a living by hard work. There. is no
question about bis ability, but Lis deaf
ness may have been an ohction. We
presume Marsh could!; t please every
body, however, so r,'5 enemies bad him
IW'ot Like Urnt.
. "Mr. Deere is a pretty large man,
and he stands by his friends witb a fidelity
tbat is a trait of large men." Vnion.
A row, which looked for a time as if it
might be tainted with blood, occurred in
Sieb'a saloon this afternoon, but was fin
ally checked without serious consequen
ces. Tbe preliminary trial of Fred Holmes,
the negro arrested by Deputy Sheriff Ship
Silvia at Lyndon Thursday, took place
before Magistrate Wiyill this morning.
Holmes being held in bonds of $500 and
sent to jail in default for criminal as
sault. Eliza Hazek, a peddler, a native of
Alia Minor, now living in this city, re
ported to the police yesterday that while
in the vicinity of Andalusia he was met
by two young men who ordered him to
halt, and failing to comply they fired sev
eral shots at him with a revolver, and
chased him through tbe woods. The
Turk was ao badly frightened that he
covered tbe distance to Rock Island in
forty minutes, being completely exhaus
ted when be reached police headquarters.
The marshal will provide him with a
synod of police when he goes out into
the wilds of Rock Island county after
Indicted for Express Bobbery.
Chicago, July 19. The grand jury has
Indicted John Buret, formerly u driver
for Uie United States Express company,
for the theft of $10,000 gold bar from
that company. Three other persons were
also indicted, one of them Charles Eh rat,
a brother of John. The (old was stolea
from the express wagon en route to a
bank some time ago.
Of Coarse They Lynched Him.
Jacksonville, FU., July 19. A Fort
White special to The Times-Union says a
negro named Green Jackson was lynched
there Thursday by neighbors of Mrs. Rob
ert Green, a white woman, whom ha bad
outraged. The woman's husband killed
Joe Ale Bray several weeks ago, and has
not yet been arrested. Jackson's crime
was most brutal.
The Secretary Pooh-Poohs the
SOME INACOTJBACIES POINTED OUT.
The Present Surplus Ignored and One
Item of 50.000,000 Counted Twice
The House Begins the Talk on theOrlt;
lual Packages BUI Keag-an Slakes the
Amende Honorable to Dolph Death of
Eugene Schuyler Reciprocity Amend
memt for the Tariff Mill.
Washington City, July 19. When Sec
retary Windom's attention was culled to
the predictions of a deficit of vary in K di
mensions from 10,000.000 to MHO, 000,000,
be said ha bad not even read them care
fully, but added that he ha I no hesitation
In saying tbat the government would not
go iuto bankruptcy for some time to come.
Glancing over the statements hnrriedly.he
pointed out inaccuracies in some of them
Items involving perhaps f 100,000, OUT
as told in startling headlines in journals
publishing them, "A Big Deficit," A Van
ishing Surplus," and UA Bankrupt Treas
ttry," ana said tnat he might consider it
advisable at a later day to correct them.
A Few Slight Inaccuracies.
Oue item to which be called attention
and which would go far toward warding
off bankruptcy during the year and meet-
lug a possible deficit, was tbe 155,000,000 of
surplus or cash on hand in the treasury
the first of the mouth, which these com
pilers had ignored entirely in their calcu
lations. Another Inaccuracy pointed out
hurriedly was in placing the permanent
annual appropriations at 10l,000,(i00 and
then adding ta. 000, 000 the sinking fund
charge for the year to the probable cur
rent year's expenditures, when, as a mat
ter of fact, the 49,00O,OJO for the sinkina
fund forms part or nearly one-half of the
permanent annual appropriations. This
little slip, of course, helped the compilers
to the extent of 50,000,000 in piling up the
a s licit.
Will Continue to Buy Bands.
Secretary mdom, however, is not in
the least disturbed by such statements,
and said he had no doubt that the govern
ment would meet its obligations readily
and promptly during the year. So little
frightened doos he feel at the outlook that
he said he not only expected the treasury
would pay its bills promptly, but would
continue to buy bonds as heretofore, if
they were offered at reasonable rates. If
bondholders got frightened at this buga
boo about a big deficit and bankruptcy
staring the government in the face at the
end of the year, then he iniKht expect to
purchase bonds at unumially low prices
irom people wno wanted to realize while
there was something left in the treasury.
The secretary will probably in a few days
prepare a statement thut will show the
government s resources and revenues.
TALK ON ORIGINAL PACKAGES.
Views Expressed by Several Members of
Washington City July 19. After the
adoption of tbe resolution to take up the
original package bill in the house yester
day, E. B. Taylor opened the discussion in
advocacy of the promised measure. He
said that no such blow had been given to
state sovereignity and state rights as by
the ascertainment that under the consti
tution the citizen of a foreign state might
take into another state any property that
was a subject of commerce, and sell it
without liability of prohibition.
Adams Advocates His Substitute.
Aiiams oi iiunois argued in favor of a
substitute defining an original package of
intoxicating liquors n bottles as a cae
containing not less than a dozen bottles,
and not in bottles as a cask containing not
less than five gallon E. D. Taylor op
posed the Adams substitute on the ground
that it would turn every local option town
ship and county Into a liquor-selling town
ship and county by act of congress. Hen
derson of Iowa said the supreme court in
throwing this legal thunderbolt into the
republic cried out to congress: "While we
believe this to be our duty, we believe it is
your duty to remedy the evil."
Prospects of the Bill.
Reed, of Iowa, author of the house
original package bill, says his bill will
not become a law, but that the Wilson or
senate hill will pass. The latter applies
to intoxicating liquors alone, while the
former embraces in Its provisions all
articles of commerce. To the senate bill
the Chicago packers have no objections,
as it does not conflict with their interests.
A careful canvass of the house fails to
show a majority in favor of tbe Heed pro
position to place control of inter-state
oommereo in the states, as it is geueraliy
believed grave constitutional questions
would be raised thereby. There is. how
ever, a large majority in favor of giving
to the states power to nullify the
recent decision of tbe supreme court so
far as abolishing original package saloons
IN THE LINE OF BLAINE'S IDEA.
A Reciprocity Amendment for the Mc-
Klnley Tariff Bill.
Washixgtoh City, July 19. Pierce of
fered in the senate yesterday an amend
ment to tbe sugar paragraph of the tariff
bill, to add tbe following words: "And
provided further, that after one year from
the date of the passage of this act, and in
the absence of further legislation by con
gress on this subject, the president may.
In his discretion, direct that the duties on
sugar imposed under the laws in force on
the 30th of June, 1800, be re imposed as
against auy nation or country failing to
enter into adequate reciprocal relations
with the United States regarding the ag
ricultural products of this country: and
the president is directed to pursue such
negotiations as n.e.y be deemed necessary
to secure by treaty or otherwise tbe un
restricted entry into any such country or
countries of the agricultural products of
the United States."
Bolph Gives Reagan a Few Remarks
Washington CITY, July 19. During the
debate on tbe irrigation amendment to the
sundry civil bill in the senate yesterday
Reagan referred to Dolph as being al
ways on the aide of special privileges and
advantages, Dolph, when opportunity
offered, responded by saying that they
bad read of a man who onee stood in the
market place and thanked God he was not
as other men. Human nature, be said,
was much the same in all ages. There
was egotism, Pharisaism, and hoorishness
to-day. as there bad been in all times.
He defied the senator to point to any act
of his iu the interest of the laud specula
tors. Reagan admitted tbat bis remark
was one which he ought not to have made.
and asked that it be omitted from the offl-
Death ot Eugene Schuyler.
Washington City, July 19. Eugene
Schuyler, whose death at Cairo was re
ported yesterday, was for many years in
tbe diplomatic service. He was attache of
and was at one
time minister to
and Sorvia. He
waa nominated aa-
sistant secretary of
jaiaie at me begin
ning of the present
sdminii t ration,
but opposition to
developed in Re
and tha namino.
XOOIMZ SCHTTVI.laL tinn with.
At&wjo. ..latex he wan appointed consul
fcj "! HsB
general at Ciiro, a plate which he filled to
the time of his death.
The Congress! anal Brfaf.
Washington 'City, July IB. The
senate further di.icuHsed the sundry
civil appropriation bill yesterday, and
agreed to the amendment repealing the
irrigation provision in the law of 1888,
except as to canal i,nd reservoir sites,
which remain reserved. Without com
pleting the bill the sen it adjourned.
The house, after soro j discussion, adopt
ed a resolution report 1 by the committee
on rules, providing for the immediate
consideration of the o iginal package bill
and the bankruptcy bill, a vote to be
taken on the former Monday, and on the
latter Wednesday next. The debate was
continued until 5 o'olcck, when a recess
was taken, tbe evenliig session to be de
voted to private pension bills. At this
session Enloe made the- point of no quo
rum, and, without transacting any busi
ness, the house adjourned.
The Federal Election BUI.
Washington City, July 19. The Re
publican members of the senate commit
tee on privileges and e ections held a con
ference yesterday for the consideration of
the federal election bill, which passed the
hou-e recently. The bill was taken up in
sections, but little progress was made. It
is likely that a number of amendments
will be proposed when the bill is reported
to the senate. These amendments will be
submitted to the next caucus of Repub
lican senators, which Mrill likely be held
Election Contests Decided. .
Washington City. July 19. The bouse
committee on elections has decided two
more cases in favor of the Republican
contestants. They ar:tbe Florida case of
Goodrich vs. Bullock decision in favor of
Goodrich and the W st Virginia case of
McGinnis vs. Anderson decision in favor
The Senate Confirms Soley.
Washington City, -July 19. The senate
in executive session yesterday confirmed
the following nominations: James Russell
Isoley, of Massachusetts, assistant secre
tary of the navy; A. B. Nettleton, of Min
nesota, and O. Lt Spaulding, of Michigan,
assistant secretaries o ' the treasury.
To Repeal the Taj on State Banks.
Washington City, July 10. Vance in
troduced in tbe senate yesterday a bill
providing for therepetl of the tax of 10 per
ceai. on me circulation oi state banks, and
providing that no higher rate of tax shall
oe levied on sucn i iroulatlon than on
that of national bankx.
LOOKED LIKE A FOUL MURDER.
Portions of a Woman's Body Found In a
Baggage Pile at St. Louis.
St. Lone. Mo., July 19. A box contain
ing the chopped up pieces of a part of a
woman's body was found in the baggage
room of the Union station yesterday. The
box had been iu the p le of unclaimed bag
gage for live months, and was without ad
dress. Part of the body was wrapped In a
St. Louis paper dated Feb. 18. The re
mains found consisted of a band, foot, the
trunk, leg and arm b nes, to which pieces
of flesh were clingi ig, aud part of the
Not a Medical College "Subject."
The condition of the body, which was
worthless to a medical student, points to
a probable butchery. The head was miss
ing and the presence of maggots showed
that the body had not been chemically
treated for the purpose of dissection. The
identity of the man who left the box is un
known, but the police are working on the
They Were a Student's Specimen.
Later. It has been discovered that the
box contained a metlical student's speci
mens nothing more.
Dr. Peters, the German African explorer.
has reached Zanzibar.
The Xew York cloikmakers are again
Hearing an end of their strike.
The grand lodge of (Cnlithts of Pythias
closed its session at Milwaukee Friday.
Eugene Schuyler, I nited Stats coosul-
geneial at Cairo, Egyt, died in that city
Rev. D. F. Bair. a prominent residen t
of Knox county, Illinois, died at his home
in Henderson township Friday of pneu
monia, aged 63.
George Doftleld, an aged farmer living
near Harlingen, N. J., dangerously shot
his grandson Friday, and then cut bis
own throat fatally.
John Guest, a prominent man anions:
the miners at Strentor, Ills., has been
missing since Jnly 15, and fears of foul
play are entertained.
Alexander Vahon, a French Canadian.
is in jail at Seattle on a charge of having
married four womei, ull of whom are
alive and undivorced.
Thieves at Saratoga, X. Y., entered tbe
cottage of Mr. Bliss, the law partner of
jce Fremdent Morton Thursday, and
stole f 10.0)10 wt?th of jewelry.
Mow Johnson, under arrest on a cham
U highway robbery, jnsse! from a train
Bear Rath, Ills., and got away in the dark
ness Friday night. He was handcuffed at
A package contain ng 13. 000 mysterious-
disappeared from the custody of tbe
United States Expri-ss company Thurs
day night between Milwaukee and Hur
ley, Wis., and there .s no clue.
Tbe Catholic Citizen, a Roman Catholic
paper published at Milwaukee, is oppos
ing the boom of Mayor Pratt, of Osbkosh,
for the Democratic gubernatorial nomina
tion, because Pratt is a supporter of the
Because, as they allege, the iron is of
bad quality, 500 men iu the American iron
works at Pittsburg bave struck. As the
strike is directly in violation of the Amal
gamated association rules the strikers
will have to play a lone hand.
About 800 strikim ciifar makers at
Binghaniton, N. Y., made a riotous
demonstration in front of a factory oper
ated by non-union men, and the latter bad
to be escorted home by police, the mob
following and abusing the "scabs."
Henry Hi libera-, of Independence. Ia..
believes he is heir to the fortune of John
Brand, who died in Amsterdam, Holland,
100 years ago. The f overnment converted
his property into n oney. there beincr no
heirs, aud it has accumulated until now it
amounts to $1,0U0,00C.
Governor Boies, of Iowa, has commute!
the sentence of Fred Munchrath, of Sioux
City, to three months in the penitentiary.
ninncnratn was the only one of those ac
cused of the murder of Rev. Haddock who
was convicted. Hi sentence was four
years in tbe penitent iary.
Tbe great Union Hock yards deal bv
which tbat big Chicago enterprise goes
into the control of t ie Pennsylvania rail
way company and Vanderbilt interest
has been closed. The old owners get
121,001 i.OOO, and the new company will
issue bonds and stock to the amount of
- CWl Him a Bronse Medal.
London, July 18 A sensation was
caused yesterday at the national rifle con
test when Bisley Reid. who won tbe first
prize last year, fired his last shot at the
wrong target. He t jade a bull's eye. but
the error lost him tie bronse medaL
In Flnaneiid Difficulties.
NEW YOBK. Julv 19. The MiCnmlk.
Connelly & Co.. leat her manufacturers mt
Newark, N. J., are financially embar
rassed and a receiver has been applied for.
The liabilities of the firm are estimated at
1100,000 and the asse ta at $400,000.
An Epldemls of La Grippe.
PARIS. Ju'.v 19. Tha inflnen& i rd.
demlc In fit Tnh tliaantiM vr,..Ml-:nM
of the place being affected. Business in
tbe public departments is suspended.
Stanley Improving ia Health.
London. Jnlv in. ataniav 1. 1 RlltivivtnM
In health. Ha takiat a short vrsfk- v5
ISLAND AHGUS SATURDAY. JULY
WAl.XE'i OVER A CLIFF.
Fatal Result oi a Trip Through
tacky Wmxli in the Dark.
Evaksville, Ind., July 19. A strange
and horrible story of deatb comes 'from
Breckinridge county, Ky. Last Saturday
night four young men James Hendricks,
Jolly, and two others, whose uames
were not known left their homes at Sam
ple to go to a party at a farm house not
far away. Their route lay through a dense
body of woods, and, the night being very
dark, they were soon lost
Went Into an Abyss.
The country in . the neighborhood of
Sample is filled with cliffs that are in
some instances nearly 100 feet high, and
in their aimless wandering in the dark
the young men came to one of these cliffs,
fifty feet high. Hendricks and Jolly
were before the others and without a
symptom of warning they walked over
the cliff. Tbe noise made by their fall
ing, together with their cries as the
went down to death, were beard by their
A Night of Terror for Two.
They at once knew what it all meant,
and to save their own lives they sat down
where they weie, well knowing that any
movement on their part would bring
them to the same awful fate. They sat
there in the utmost terror the whole of
the night, and when morning came they
descended the cliff by a circuitous route
and found that the fall had killed Hen
dricks, probably instantly. Jolly was
still alive, but was fearfully bruised and
mangled, so that his recovery was looked
on as impossible.
BLOODY AND FATAL FIGHT.
Angry Alabsmians Engage In "Gun Play"
with Deadly Effect.
Birmingham, Ala , July 19. The Age
Herald's special from Tuscumbia, Ala,
gives an account of a bloody tragedy which
took place there Thursday. The terrible
affair arose from some old family feud,
originating in an insult to a lady. John
W. Goodwin and Pete Cballen, heavily
armed, came to Tuscumbia Thursday
morning aud met Judge John A. Steele in
Abernathy & Curry's drug store. Judge
Steele was unarmed, but bis son, John
Steele, Jr., came in soon after, and in an
instant he and Goodwin drew their pistols
ana opened tare.
Four Men Catch Ballets
Steele fell dead, shot through the bead,
At that moment Tom Steele, another son
of the judge, appeared with a shotgun
and opened fire, Goodwin and Challen re
plying with pistols. The firing continued
until all cartridges were exhausted, when
it was found that Goodwin was mortally
wounded in the shoulder, Tom Steele shot
in the leg, and Tracy Abernathy, one of
the proprietors of the store, was left with
a scattered arm. He was trying to stop
the fight. All of the parties are highly
The National Game.
Chicago, July 19. Yesterday's scores
on the base ball field were as follows:
League: At Brooklyn Brooklyn 17,
Pittsburg 7; batteries Col man, Osborn
and Decker, Lovett, Daly and Bushong.
At Boston Boston 9, Cincinnati 8; batter
ies Clarkson and Bennett. Duryea and
Harrington. At Philadelphia Phil
adelphia b, Chicago 2; batteries
ickery and Clements, Hutchison and
tvittnage. At New lork First game)
New York 4, Cleveland 5; batteries Kusie
and Clarke, Lincoln and Zimmer. (Sec-
onu game) .ew lork . Cleveland 5, bat
teries Husie and Clarke, Beatin and
Brotherhood: At Philadelphia-Philadelphia
12, Buffalo 2; batteries Sanders
and Mulligan, Keefe aud Mack. At Xew
York-New York 10, Pittsburg 2: batter
iesCrane and Vaughan, Staley aud Car
roll. At Brooklyn Brooklyn 1:1, Cleve
land 4; batteries Weyhing and Kinslow,
G ruber and Sutcliffe. At Boston Boston
r), Chicago 5; batteries Gumbert and
Murphy. Barston, Farrell and Boyle.
Western: At Des Moines Kansas City
2, Des Moines 1; at Minneapolis Sioux
City 1. Minneapolis 2; at St. Paul-Omaha
5, St. Paul 3.
A Fortune Teller Caused Her Death.
PlTTsBl KG. Pa , July 19. -Miss Jennie
McDonald, of Duquesue, Thursday left
bwo notes, one for her aunt, with whom
she was living, and the other for ber
lover, saying she was going to commit
suicide. Thursday night her bat and
cloak were found on tbe banks of th
Mouongahela river and she has been miss
ing since. 1 wo weeks ago Miss McDonald
visited a fortune teller in this city, who
told the young lady she would die on tbe
7th of August and be buried in the dress
she was to lie married in. It is feared she
brooded over this till she became insane
and jumped into the river.
Adventure for the White House Family.
Cape Mat, N. J, July 19. Tnorsday
evening a horse driven by a boy rsn away
on Washington street just as the presi
dent's carriage, containing Mrs. Harrison,
airs. AiciN.ee, and baby AlcK.ee, was pass
ing. The runaway barely missed striking
the Harrison vehicle, causing great excite
ment on the crowded thoroughfare. Mrs.
McKee swooned, anil a number of specta
tors hurried to her assistance, but she ral
lied in a few minutes, and the White
House coachman drove rapidly to the
Tennessee Democrats Harmonise.
Nasitville, Tenn., July 19. Hon. John
P. Buchanan, president of the state Farm
ers' Alliance, was nominated for governor
in the slate Democratic convention yes
terday by acclamation. Taylor and Pat
terson withdrew in the interest of har
mony. Buchanan is a farmer by pro
fession, but has been a member of t he leg
islature for three terms. Hon. B. J. Lea.
of Haywood county, was selected for su
Died of Asiatic Cholera.
Kansas City, Mo., July 19. A special
from Atchison says that Mrs. W. R. Bish
op, wife of a well-known citizen, died
Thursday of Asiatic cholera. It was a
sporadic case, and it is not believed that
there is any danger of more cases appear
The Racers at Washington Park.
Chicago, July 19. Stakes at Washin g-
ton park course yesterday were taken by
tbe following horses: Laura Davidson, 1
mile, 1:42V; Mary J.. 1 MS miles. 1:49V:
Palfieua, n. mile. 1:15V: Nevada. 1 mile 70
yards, lA(i; Long Shot, IV, miles, 2:09L
Sent to India for Punishment.
Londox, July 19. The grenadiers, quar
tered in the west end, who a short time
ago rebelled against excessive drilling
have been summarily deal with. The war
office took cognizance of the matter, and
tbe regiment has been ordered to India for
two years, sailing on Tuesday next Their
colonel is a martinet, and popular sympa
thy is with the men.
Prospect for a Great Trot.
Buffalo, N. Y., July 19.-It was stated
yesterday by C. J. Hamlin, owner of the
trotter Belle Hamlin, tht he would con
sent to match his mare against the filly
Sunol for 15,000 a side on a track which
would be mutually acceptable. This
statement meets the recent challenge of
Orrin A. Hickox for a race for f 10.00Q a
Killed Under a Falling Boo
Loxdon, July 19. At Ehengen, Wur
temburg, yesterday, tbe roof of a large
building used as a cement manufactory
fell without warning. Elevti workmen
were buried in the ruins, five of them
were killed outright and the remaining
six were taken out seriously injured.
Prominent Democrat filled.
Bkattleboho, AI48S., July 19. -Hon. Jo
alah D. Richards, postmaster, a prominent
Democrat aud member of the Democratic
state committee, was killed by the acci
dental discharge of bis gun while hunt
ing yesterday. . .
SEVEN IN PERIL.
Western Union Crippled
by a Conflagration.
IT8 NEW YORK OFFICE DESTROYED.
A Mne-Story Building Aflame and Seven
Persons Imprisoned on the Koof Gal
lant Rescue by Firemen Just In the Wok
of Time All the Circuits Burned Out
and Business at the Kxchanfes Paral
ysed Irreparable Loss of Many Val
AlffTtBJK, July 19. The Western Un
ion telegraph building caught fire at 7
o'clock yesterday morning. The battery
room on the sixth floor, tbe operating-room
on the floor above, and the restaurant on
the ninth floor were completely destroyed,
and seven lives were miraculously saved.
The fire broke out in the checking-room
on the floor below the operating-room.
Some fifty of the operators, men and
women, were iu the latter room, and made
a hurried exit, getting through "by the
skin of their teeth." so rapid was the
spread of the flames aud stifling smoke.
Seven Lives In Peril.
After they themselves were out of dan
ger, the escaped ones thought of seven
persons, four women and three men, who
were in the restaurant on the floor above
the operating room. It was impossible to
reach them from the inside of tbe build
ing, but the imprisoned people succeeded
in reaching the roof through the trap
door. Under the eaves of the
big building the flames were shoot
ing and tbe edifice seemed to be
crowned with fire. When the great crowd
of people on the streets saw the men and
women rush out on the roof a cry of hor
ror went np, for it seemed impossible that
they could escape ths fire burning be
tween them aud the street.
Surrounded by a Sea of Fire.
Screaming women on the roof wrung
their bands, and men cried out: "For
God's sake do something to save us!" Tbe
first engine had arrived before the terri
fying events transpiring on tbe roof were
made visible to the crowd gating upward
from Broadway. Soon a volume of water
was pouring into the burning building,
and the sounds of crackling and breaking
timbers was arMed to the confusion of the
scene. In a few minutes there were four
teen engines and hook and ladder com
panies and a water tower on the ground.
Water poured in through the flaming
windows, and beat down upon the roof.
But the flames were stubborn in spite of
the tons of water poured upon them.
Saved by the Fire Laddies.
Finallv a long ladder was rushed upon a
roof next the burning building, and placed
against the rear. It did not reach within
fifty feet of the roof of the big telegraph
building. Undaunted, however, two fire
men scaled the. ladder to the top. They
then threw a rope to the roof. It was
caught and tied by one of the brave girls,
who seemed never to lote her nerve. The
two firemen pulled themselves up hand
over hand until they reached the top. and,
amid cheers from a thousand throats from
below, they let the seven down to places of ;
safety. It was accomplished just in time,
for flames burst up through tbe cornice,
and Boon enveloped the roof.
The Fire Subdued.
A perfect torrent of water was poured
into the Dnilding from every point of
vantage available, and in due time the
flames were gotten under control, and an
opportunity given to see what damage
bad been done.. The entire upper part of
the building, used by the Western Union
and Associated Press, was a ruin. All the
costly Instruments and batteries were de
stroyed, and nothing left except the bare
walls. The building was supposed to be
fireproof, a supposition that "don't go"
just at this writing. It was a mercy that
the fire broke out when it did. If it had
occurred an hour later the loss of life
would have been fearful, as 7il men, girls
and boys are employed daily on the floors
which were destroyed.
Some Irreparable Losses.
The Associated Press loses intruments,
typewriters, furniture, and all its books,
papers, and records datinn from lf-4.
aud a valuable reference library. This
loss is irreparable. All the material for a
history of the growth of the press in
America contained in letters, books, and
files is destroyed and can never lie re
placed. The money value is estimated at
15,000. There is no insurance. William
Henry Smith is personally a heavy loser
by the destruction of rare books and pa
pers, many of which can not be duplicated.
Among these wore hundreds of rare pam
phlets collected by Stevens in Europe,
which Mr. Smith supp.-tsed were secure in
this "fire-proof" building. An extensive
correspondence of great value was also
F.flVri on Itusines.
1 tie eltect on business in this citv was
to knock everything flat. There was but
one other company that hail wires into the
city the Ptal Telegraph and this could
not begin to do the work imposed upon it.
At all the exchanges business was vir
tually suspeuded. There was no news
from anywhere. The Western Union offi
cers immediately set to work to re-establish
communications, and divided lis operating
force among the sub offices at Twenty
third street. New York: Jersev Citv.
Brooklyn, and Wcehawken. from which
business will lie done tempor
arily. The Associated Press is at
the Pennsylvania depot. Jersev Citv.
After to-day it will lie at 415 Broadway.
With the best, efforts of the company busi
ness will be crippled for some time. All
the circuits were destroyed, aud the great
switchboard, the largest in the world,
was totally wrecked. The fire was proba
bly canned by crossed wires.
The British Fleet at Lsquiraault.
New York. Julv 19. a smcial tTh.
Herald from Victoria. B. C, says: H. M.
S. Warsprite, flagship of the Pacific sta
tion, with Rear Admiral Charles F.
Hotham on board, arrived at Esqnimault
Thursday afternoon. Admiral Hotham
was saluted with fifteen guns by H. M. S.
Champion and the Warsprite responded.
She now lies anchored near the other war
ships in Ksquimault harbor and the six
vessels present an imposing appearance.
Immense Storm Havoc In London.
- London, July 19. The amount of dam
age done by Thursday's storm iu Londou
aud south of England is enormous. The
streets in many localities were submerged,
ana nouses and shop were flooded. En
tire stocks of valuable goods are ruined.
Jn the various towns iu southern England
imiiar aamage was lunicled. aud in some
oases houses were undermined to aucb an
extent tbat they will have to be torn
Voted a Duty on Food.
Paris, July 19. The supreme council of
agriculture bas voted a duty of 5 per cent,
on cottons, 5" francs per 100 kilos on wheat,
and 8 francs per 100 kilos on wheat
A Bote month.
From Keokuk, la.. Democrat.
August, 1887, was a noted month. It
gave extreme beat and extreme cold, tbe
results of which were disastrous to tbe
public health. Cases of colic, cholera
morbus and diarrhoea were abundant and
there were numerous calls at the drus
stores for Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy. Druggists ot
this city tell us that this remedy has been
more frequently called for during "the
past month than any other oreDaratioa.
and that it haa proven a panacea for tbe
very worst cases. Chamberlain's Colic
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is 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 tales are increase
ing rapidly and wonderful cures are re
ported. Hold by Hans & Bahjuen.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVEft OFFERED IN THE TRI-C1TIES,
-A.T POPULAR PRICES
la always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
1l5'and"l17 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT, IA.
For Men, Ladies and
A Labor Agitator Ordered Oat.
Minneapolis, Minn., July 19
TV, 1 KV ... ..I . . . .'
. ..uutr a MU . tnire 19. j special says:
The strikers in three out of six of the aaw
millsshut down returned to work yester
day. About 410 Lien are still out, but
they show sins of weakeuin Agitator
Frye, of Dululh, attempted to addreas a
mass meetiuif of workiuttment Thursday
niht, but was driven Jut of the ball
eter.lay he left town by order of the
..hief ot Kilice.
Mra. rarnell (serionalj- 111.
IlORDESTOWS, X. j.t July Isl.-Mp, par.
nell, mother of the Irish statesman, is
suffering from cholera morbus and ia
outlined to her bed. Owing to brr ago
Kiid general oor condii ion of health her
illnevt is considered serious.
Chicago. July 18.
On the board of trade to-day quotation
were as follows; Wheat Xo. 2 July, opened
ic, closed 0Se; Vptenihrr. op ned N"S
elo tic; lecenib. r. oprnt-d &., cloxed
tme. Corn- No. t Juiy, oiened :.Tc, elowd
c: Angus, opened 3 4c, close,! wic:
isrptetnbM-, opened 3"Ac, cloned :M. toi,
S July, opned iCtje, rosed .3c; Au
k'ust. op-ned He. rhuse i : September,
".ened 2SV-. lo ed irtV. IWk July, opened
Slut., .lose-l flliV August, opened SHIM.
lll..H September, oned tm.lA, closed
lar.l AnguMt, cpene 1 .(CHs closed
"Jvc Bto'k Union e'ock jar.li prices: Horn
Market opened active and Ftroufr: shipper
lid -V a ivancrs later eaicr nt yesterday's
prieea; light grades, A?i. 3 rS, rouxu lacking,
3 7oA7i; mixed Iota. 3." liUM: havy ,ack
iug fand ahipiunir, lots. ia.a)'u3 S.V.
Ca tie Inclu line .MOhoadof Tcxan: lat
ter stronger. 5.ti (lar. natives steadv, 3.ii
4.H); cows, tl.ai,v3.3: Ms kcrs and f enters,
!.401.&I. Sheep Market steady; muttons,
4.iUiiS.ft). limbs. &.0u :S.3U
Produce: Butter-finest creameries,
p r: finest da les. llOJi-. parking,
stock. SuV-. Krirs -Mrictly fresb, USJic
per dor. loultry-CIi;cketis, bens lOfrd'Kc
per 9.; roo tens ic; turkeys, mixed lots, a '-;
-priim dues, .r'alikr: (reese. J4 utjj oi p,,,
doz. l"ott.)es -Tenrjrsej It, we, $1.7..( ill per
bid. Apple Fair to choir. tA.IVJ p tr bl.
St rawlM-rries Muskegon, icl, Kacine ehoi.sj,
$l4il.3) per 16-qt case, Rtsp ierris-B act,
f.KKvtl.Viper 21-qt caae; rod S1.7ijiU per.'!,
yt case. Blackberries- .50 per 21-41
New York. July ia.
Wheal So. 2 red winter. Wc caah nom
inal; do September. 83V: Iecember. fk'Ac.
( "orn No. mixed, rasa ." lc; do Septem
ber, 60: do Oc oner. i'io. Oats -. nil;
No. mixed cash. 8c. Hys Nominal.
Barley-Quiet au.l unchanged. Fork - Dull;
mess, $ll'.7a.ilaad, Lard-Steady; July. JA.01;
Aim ust. Jinn.
Livestock: Cattle-Market fairly art v. at
former prlvus; ismrest to best native sto rs
r1?!;- ' J'" : hulls and dry ttowa,"
-l-Vd.S. Sheep and lambs Sheep, dull"
aruixv, Hin .ower, stieep, H Oi'-i I
; lamhs. $C.UUa,7JJa. Jiogi "S
steady; live hogs, ft. U44. 0 (I 10J t-s.
Hay Upland prairie, $ SDQU 00
tUy Timouiy t?.SU34 .50.'
Or r i Woos$8 & CS4.I0.
Aswan of tartar baklaf powder. Highest of
all la tssTsnlog strength. IT. 8. Ootrnmnt IU
frt Ag. IT, 1889
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor fade Clothin
CARSE & CO.,
Children, all noted for fit, wear, comfort and durability.
1622 Second Avenue.
2011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
-SCHOOL BOOKS AND 8CH00L SUPPLIES-
H. SIEMON & SON,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron
1P0S SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL
M:. !E. TV1U RRIN,
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third avenue and Twenty-first St . Ro:k Island.
p.tnaeUcitedKk ' GroC'ri" th" ' we.t Ilvtef pr.es. A sbsr. of public
J- X. DIXO N,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
. 1706 Second Avenue.
Second Hand Goods-
OF EVERT DESCRIPTION.
The blgbes uric, paid for rood, of antr kind. Will trade, sell or bay anythlt.
No. 1614 Second AveDue.
-Uu opened LU New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue,
where be would be pleased to tee his friends.
F. W. HERUTZKAa
No. 229 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider, grocery. Rock Island
for flue filling '
BOOTS AND SHOES,
( Iks .1 ,. ...
Practical flu and Bitt W Layer,
Reiedence 819 Twenty-Ant St. Yard near 8u Paul Depot,
Rock Island, IlL
tarastlmatea famished for any kind of Tile or Brick In Us market. IsjinE of brick
and Ui walks a specialty.
The most delirious in tbe trinities made from pure rrv.ni
sod (lsvored with sll tbe popnlar flavors. qU.wv to
suit, tisecial att-Mioa p.u to DplyiB)r picnics, prK. t
parties, socials, etc.
ia New snd
amm repairing none with BU.ti.Mt &nddlepfttfe.