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THE BOOK ISLAND ABGU8. WEDNESDAY. JULY 23, 1890.
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Wednesday, July 23, 1890.
Fot Tnlted States Senator Jons M. Pamir
For State Treasurer Edward B. Wilsok.
For omit, of Public Instruction.. ..Hehrt Kaab.
1 A ., . ) John Hbtawt.
For Trustees Illinois I N- w. Graham.
lulverslty, ) ....HichaRD D. Moroam.
For State Senator R. H Hi"
For Representatives (Jos A. WasoN.
For Countr Judee Vinon. M. Blamuihb
For County Clerk Chabxbs Okbpti
For Shcrirl c D. Oori.on
For Treasurer Owo. B. Browner
For County Supt. of Schools. Cms. B Marshall
Democratic Congressional Convention.
The Democratic voters in the several counties
composing the Kleven'h Congressional District
are requested to send delegates to a Congressional
convention to he held at Monmouth, Illinois,
Tacaday. Arml 5lh, 1.
at 11 o'clock a. m., for the pnrnose of nominating
a candidate for congress, and to trapsact such
other business as may be presented for the con
sideration 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 WO votes and one for a
fraction of 100 votes or over cast for Cleveland
and Thnnnan in HfW, as follows:
Conntle Vote 1883. No. Del.
rWklflann M W
Henderson rWT 4
Hancock 81M1 90
Mrltomonch SrJa lt
Sebuyler 19 W '"
By order of the Democratic Congressional Com
mlttee of the Eleventh congressional district vt
H inois. J. W. POTTKK, Chairman.
Monmouth, 111., July 1-2, 190.
Congressman Gest should have profit
ed by the experience of the precocious
Chicago youth aod .kept oat of reach
of the Cable line. He will be jerked off
his feet at the first turn and fUyed right
and left to the end of the route, when his
best friends will fail to recognize him.
Tue Union this morning discloses how
much interest it took in Congressman
Oest's affairs previous to the promise of
a ualtrv office by saying: "Mr. Gest well
deserves the hearty renomination he re
ceived at Bushnell in the hall where he
first received his nomination." The Union
is "off" as usual. Oest was first nomi
nated tt Monmouth, and two years ago
in Rock Island.
91 ore Camper.
Picrjicioc seems to be the order of the
day. If it keeps on Big Island will
be populated by as many people as live
in the limits of Milan. The last of the
list to pitch tents we note the below
named, whocarried fishing tackle, a good
supply of bread, cake and confectioner
iea. As a precautionary measure tbey
left an order for the meat man to call
every day. It was a nice outfit. The
ladies were sent out in the carriages,
while the gents rode on the freight wag
ons. This party, who will encamp for
this week, consists of: Misses Mary
Herklund, of Keokuk, Iowa; Tillic Her-
kert, Amanda Wendt and Helen Meves,
the latter of Davenport; Messrs. Herman
Eckerman, Fred Stan9fcn, Otto Ilerkert
and Gustav Stengel, Jr.
I'nltlir Itenrracf or.
Mr. Chas. II. Powell, secretary of the
Peoria Journal company, -made tbe Ar
oca a pleasant call today. He is not here
on professional business, however. His
mission is to advertise the virtues of
Reid's German Cough and Kidney cure
for tbe Sylvan Remedy Co., of Peoria, in
which enterprise be informs us he is
associated with Editor Baldwin, of the
Journal. Without waiting to test the
medicinal qualities of tbe remedy handled
by Messrs. Baldwin & Powell, we accept
their declaration unqualifiedly that it is a
panacea for the ills referred to, and only
regret that its efficacy is confined to such
a narrow limit. But then tbe gentlemen
re proverbially modest, which probably
accounts for this slight defect.
FISKI AND KEPWOTSKI.
They sloth Loved One r;lrl anil Thereby
Hangs an Interesting Tain.
Tkextuv, N. J., July 23. People here
re talking about a matter that has all
Che elements of a sin-restful farce-comedy.
Last Saturday Peter Finiski and
Mary Epswick went from here to Camden
to be married, and after the ceremony re
turned to u MHloon kept by .Mrs. Lizzie
Purrell, where Mary lived as a eervant,
and where a wedding reception was to be
Hnl. Li- Roil Won Mary.
For months previous to the wedding
Finiski ami Charles Kepwotski had been
making love to Mary, each with etjuiil
chances of success apparently, until one
night when Finiski, on his return from the
rolling mill, exhibited a Mg roll of bills.
That roll of money secured for him the
hand and heart of Mary. It also obtained
household goods, paid n numtL's house
rent in advance and bought a ring. In
fact, it made Peter and Mary happy. It
also made Kepwotski angry. The latter
appeared at the wedding festivities last
Bunday night and threatened to kill Fin
iski. Knt Now She Rues Her Bargain.
Hut Peter diil not wait for the slaugh
ter. He left word for his bride that he
would ret urn soon and then he "hustled"
out of a back way and left the city. Now
Mrs. Finiski is angry and says her hus
band is a coward and she won't live with
him if he conies back She has also sold
the household outfit hack to the furniture
dealers, and she smiles so pleasantlp on
Kepwotski nowadays t hat it is predicted
that she may soon change hr Hume
A Ilonsler's Kt-eak at Magara Falls.
Niagara Palls, N. Y., July 23. w. II.
Welmau, of Fort Wayne, Ind., created a
decided aensation here Monday. He came
In with an excursion, aud with some
companions went ou a spree. He strolled
into the pleasure grounds, and thinking
it was a hotel took off his clothes, hung
them on a fence near the brink of the cat
aract, and went to sleep under a tree. The
clothes were found by some workmen, and
it was thought to be a case of murder or
suicide. While the police were searching
below tbe falls for 'the body intelligence
was received that there was a man at the
police station who wanted a suit of clothes
he had lost. They were brought to him
and the mystery was explained.
Nominated a Speaker.
Springfield, Ills., July 21 The Ra-
publican members of the house of repre
sentatives, present to attend the extra
aainn nf the legislature to considet
World's fair business, met in caucus last
nl.ht.nd nominated W. O. Cochran for
pwaker on the second ballot,
Again Spread Havoc and Death
in the Northwest.
THE CYCLONE'S DKEADPUL VOEZ.
Nine Fatalities Reported and the Details
Meagre Owing to the Wires Being
Down Frightful Peril of a Steamer on
the Niagara Just Above the Falla-'-A
Miraculous Escape The Wreck on the
Rock Island Three Men Killed and a
Dozen 1'ersone Injured.
tfARGO, N. D., July 23. A cyclone passed
over the northern part of this county about
8 o'clock yesterday afternoon, killing
seven people and destroying much proper
ty. Houses were picked up by the furious
wind, carried a few yards, and then
dashed to pieces on the ground. Trees
were twisted off like straws, while fences
and other light articles were tossed about
like feathers. Some persons who saw it
coining, and knew by bitter experience
what the terrible funnel-shaped cloud
meant, sought their cellars and were
saved. . Others less fortunate did not see
their peril until too late, and lost their
ives. Crowds from this city left for the
scene of destruction as soon as the reports
were brougist in.' , -
Seven Persons Killed Outright.
Details from the scene of the cyclone
are meagre. The only thing thus far
learned is that the storm struck Howen,
Clifford, and- Oalesburg, about twelve
miles northwest of Hunter, in the north
ern part of Cass county. Five persons
were killed outright and a man and his
wife fatally injured near Clifford. Wires
on the branch lines are prostrate and par
ticulars are hard to get. A hailstorm
did considerable damage to crops about
twelve miles north of Fargo.
Marshall, Minn., July 23, A cyclone
passed near Ghent, Minn., several miles
west of here, yesterday afternoon. Two
persons were killed and many more in
jured. Houses were swept down like
grain before a reaper.
Cloudburst In Colorado.
DEXVtK, July 33. Heavy storms pre
vailed throughout Colorado yesterday.
At Canon City a cloudburst swelled the
current of the Arkansas river, causing
grot loss of stock, over one hundred cat
tle being swept past that city in an hour.
The Kio uramie track through the gorge
was swept away, aud the trains will be
delayed for several days. Near Central
City a cloudburst carried away a camping
party of four people, aud did immense
damage to railroads and stock. lu this
city cable car traffic was suspended and
immense damage done.
Remarkable Klertrlc Storm.
Ashland, is., July 'S3. The most re
markable electrical storm ever known in
this section passed over northern Wiscoir
sin and tbe Lake Superior country last
night. It was accompanied by a terrific
downpour of rain and heavy wind. Sev
eral houses, barns and outhouses in this
city were wrecked, but no one was in
jured, however. It is reported from points
outside that all the railroads iu this sec
tion will suffer greatly. Much damage
was done in the neighboring towns.
SAVED BY A
Awful Peril of an Excursion Steamer
ACBiTtN, N. Y., July 23. A gentleman
who arrived in the city on the 11:33 Cen
tral train Monday night gave a United
Press reporter an account of what might
have been a terrible casualty at Niagara
Falls Monday. The pleasure steamer
Ella H, which runs from Port bay to
Uuckhorn island, was obliged to run
around Green island on account of the
low water in the river. Tbe island is only
a short distance above the cataract. Just
as the steamer was rounding the island in
the swiftest part of the river at that point
the engine gave out, Tbe anchor was
hove overboard, but it failed to catch, for
some distance dragging along on the rock
bottom. When it did finally get a hold
the boat was under such headway that the
bulkhead, to which the hawser was at
tached, was torn from its fastenings.
Saved hy a Knot in tbe Chain.
When nearly the whole of the chain bad
been payed out the end became knotted in
the hole in the bulwarks and held the
boat. The trouble with the engine proved
to be a defective valve which was soon re
paired, and the boat was again got under
headway, but so great was the force of the
current that it took fifteen minutes to
reach the spot where the anchor caught,
100 feet up-stream from the boat. There
were about 150 passengers on the steamer,
and a pleasure barge attached to it. There
was a terrible scene of confusion womeu
fainted, children screamed, and men bid
each ot her good-bye. The boat was only
a short distance above the falls when
stopped, and it was a miracle which saved
the lives of the 150 people ou board.
THE WRECK ON THE ROCK ISLAND.
Engineer ami Two Unknowns Killed and
m Number Wounded.
Chicago, July 23. The disaster on the
Rock Island railway Monday night
occurred about one mile west of Lyman,
Col. The engine and baggage, smoking
and chair cars went through the bridge,
while tbe sleeper barely missed going
into tbe abyss also. Tbe bridge had been
wrecked by a cloud burst. The engineer,
John McCormick, was killed; his body
has been recovered from under the engine
with two others, not yet identified.
Injuries to Passengers.
Twelve passengers were injured, most
of the wounds being bruises and cuts, not
serious. The worst hurt were : William
Watson (of Pueblo), head and face cut.
right side badly cut, and seriously injured
all over; John Yates (of Riley), shoulder
bruised and back injured; K. II. Hen
dricks, baggage master, head cut and
back injured; B. Hrowlins, train porter,
bead cut, left hand badly lacerated, one
finger on right, hand broken; J I. V. Bull,
news agent, face, head and legs badly cut
and internally injured.
Killed by a Fall of Ore.
Abhland, Wia., July 23. Samson
Smitheron, a miner at tbe Aurora miue
at Ironwood, was killed Monday by a fall
of ore. He was carried down jwith fully
sixty tons of ore a distance of fifty feet.
Three People Suffocated.
Cincinnati, July 23. The four-etorjr
tenement house at 4-L East Front street,
was destroyed by fire at 11 o'clock last
night. The tenement was lull of families,
and man v had narrow escapes. .The fire
spread so rapidly as to cut off the escape
of Simon Minces.his 10-year-old son Harry,
and an unknown woman, supposed to be
Mrs. Minces, who were suffocated. The
bodies were recovered and taken to the
morgue. Three other persona, Nick War
man, Mary Katmeyer, and Eva Minces,
were badly burned before they could be
Four Firemen Seriously Hurt.
Pittsburg, July 23. The large woolen
manufacturing establishment of Bradley,
Barton & Co., on River avenue, Allegheny
City, was almost totally destroyed by fire
last evening. Loss. 175.000: insured. Fore
man Rensiehausen, and Hosemen Hortz,
t letcher and Bietz vera buried under
falling .brick walL They were qnickly
dug out and sent to the general hospital.
Their injuries are serious.
' The Victims of the Cathleen Disaster,
Bradford, Pa.. July 23. The Era's
special from Alexander bay, N. Y., says
the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Pern bar
ton, Mrs. W. D. Hart, and Miss Maggie
Henry, who were drowned in the fdjaaster
here Thursday last, have been recovered.
Divers found them in the cabin of the
They will be
brought here to-day.
A Paralytic Suffocated. '
New York, July 23. Fire startta tn the
fire-story tenement, ".57 Third avenue yes
terday afternoon. All the tenants escaped
except Mrs. Mackie, aged 40, who lived on
the top floor. Mrs. Mackie was pt ralyred
and unable to help herself, and was suf
focated before assistance eould ret.ch her.
ORIGINAL PACKAGE BILL.
The House Passes the "Omnlbnt." Meas
ureThe Vote in the Neatl re.
Washington City, July 23. The senate
yesterday discussed the Indian appropria
tion at length and completed considera
of the first half of it. The senate passed
the house bill to dispose of Fort 1 Ulis res
ervation (with an amendment) and the
bouse bill granting lauds to Miles City,
Mont The house agreed to the so bstitute
for the original ' package bill an 1 passed
the bill by a vote of 113 to 97. The Mil gives
states the right to prohibit the manufac
ture and sale within their limit s (regard
less of where produced) of any product,
instead of confining the prohibition to in
toxicants. The bankruptcy bill was then
taken up and debated at length without
Not a Strict Party Vote.
The vote on the original package bill in
the bouse was not a strict party vote, sev
eral prominent Republicans vo' lug nay.
The negative vote is given as foil jws: Ab
bott, Allen of Michigan, Atkinson of
Pennsylvania, Banks, Belknap, Berger,
Breckinridge of Arkansas, Bre er, Bros-
itis, Buchanan of New Jersey, Candler of
Massachusetts, Cannon, Carter, Catch-
in gs, Chipman, Cogswell, Coleman, Con-
jeer, Cooper of Ohio, Craig, Crain, Culber
son of Texas, Culbertaon 'f Penn
sylvania, Cutcheon, Dalzcl. Dar
lington, Dolliver, Elliott, Evans, Feath
ers tone, Finley, Ftthian, flick,
ian, Funston, Gear, Gifford, Gn enhalge,
Henderson of Iowa, Hill, Hitt, Hopkins,
Houk, Kelley, Kennedy, Kerr of Iowa,
Lacey, Lanham, Martin of Texas, Mason,
McDuffee, McKenna, Miles, Morey, Mar-
rill, Morrow, Morse, O Donnell, O Neil of
Massachusetts, O'Neill of Pent sylvania,
Payson, Perkins, retera, Picklnr, Pogs-
ey, Quackenbush, Raines, Rty, Rife,
Robertsou, Rockwell, Rowell, Russell,
layers, Smith of Illinois, Spooner, fate
phenson. Steward of Texas, Siewart of
ermont. Stivers, Struble, Stu np, "Swe-
ney, Taylor of Illinois, Taylor of Tennes
see, li Li. Taylor, J. u. Taylor, T&ompson,
Townsend of Colorado, Tow nsend of
Pennsylvania, Turner of Kamias, Van
dever. Waddill, Walker, Wallace, Wilson
of Kentucky, Wilson of Washington,
Tbey Are In the Field with a Tl. ket The
Bennett Law Ignored.
Mapison,, Wis., July 2H. The Prohibi
tionists have nominated Dr. Alexander, of
Eau Claire, for governor and it is under
stood that he will accept the hr nor. For
lieutenant governor, William Johnson,
St. Croix eounty; treasurer, Rob-rt Fargo.
of Jefferson; attorney general, t. E. an
Keulen, of Oslikosh; state superintendent,
Henry Sumner, of Ou'sgsmie; railroad
commissioner, J. Ij. Black, of Richland
Center; iusurance commissionei, Andrew
Peterson, Green county.
The platform, besides the usilil nncom
promising prohibition resolutions, and a
female suffrage plank, contai led when
reported tbe following: "We lavor a
liberal public education in tl e English
language enforced and supervised by the
state, as embodied in tbe Benuett law.
A determined tight against tils plauk
was immediately begun and with success.
for it was stricken out. The rt of the
platform was adopted.
ARE OUR STATESMEN SCOUNDRELS?
The Pith of a 4uestion Askd by the
New York Herald.
NEW Yoke. July 21 The Herald's
Washington special says: "Are English
influences at work in the senate f Is tbe
power of Euglish money so gre it iu this
country that it can defeat legitimate ap
propriations for the government work in
order that the syndicates composed of
English capitalists may reap th ; benefit f
These reflections are suggest d by the
failure of the conferees on the- fortifica
tions bill to reach a satisfacto-y conclu
sion regarding the disputed items in that
The reason of the Herald's imputation
of rascality on the select of the American
people is the difference of opinion as to
au appropriation for Watervl. it arsenal.
which it may be noted is located in New
The Base Ball Experts.
Chicago, July 23 The base ball play
ing yesterday resulted in the following
scores: League: At Philadelpl ia Phila
delphia 10, Pittsburg 8 fifteei innings;
batteries Gleasou and Clements, Hecker
and Wilson. At Cleveland Cleveland 2,
Boston 3; batteries Smith anil Zimmer,
Clarkson and Bennett. At Cincinnati
Brooklyn 16. Cincinnati 5; 'batteries
Rhines and Harrington, Terry find Clark.
At Chicago Chicago 14, New York 7;
batteries Luby and Kittrid(re, Welch
Brotherhood: At Buffalo Buffalo 6,
Jiew York 7; batteries Buckler and Hal-
ligen, Keefe and Ewing. At Cleveland
Cleveland 11, Brooklyn 10; batteries
Gruber and Sutcliffe, Sowders, Daily and
Hemming. At Pittsburg Pittsburg 1,
Philadelphia 6; batteries btah y and Car
roll, Sanders and Milligan. At Chicago
Chicago 1, Boston 1; batteries King and
Boyle, Gumbert and JUurphy.
Western: At Minneapolis (First game)
Kansas City 0, Minneapolis 4; (second
game) Kansas City 5, Minneaiolis B; at
St. Paul Sioux City a, St. Paul 4; at
Milwaukee Omaha 7, Milwaukee 19.
The Kansas corn crop is doomed, If re
ports from that state are correct.
Burglars visited Union Mills, Jnd,, Sat
urday night and robbed the poo to nice and
several other places.
The British bouse of commons has re
jected a proposal to make relig on a sub'
ject for the next census enumeration.
New York Sunday observance people),
beaded by tbe pious iMlitor Ml epartl, are
agitating the close of the World's fair o)
The comptroller of tbe currency ha
authorized the First National bank of
Charter Oak, la., to begin business with
capital of $30,000.
Bay View, Mich., celebrated the fifteenth
anniversary of its founding, Tuesday
with banquet, fireworks, torch light pro
cession aud general illumination.
Great excitement exists i.t Buenos
Ay res over a plot to overthrow the gov
ernment. The president's palace
guarded by 7,000 troops and police.
A recount of some of tbe census die
tricts of Milwaukee has been completed.
The total population Is shown to be
908, au increase since the censt s of 1880 of
W. W. Corlett, a leading citizen of
Cheyenne, Wy. T., died Tuesday, aged 4h,
He was a very popular man and would
probably have been the first , governor of
(he new state.
An organized attempt ia on loot at Chi
cago to secure the pardon of C car Nee be,
the Anarchist convicted with ' Parsons, et
ai. Among the mover ia the foreman of
the grand jury that indicted eebe. '
The explosion at tbe Bay View, Wis.,
rolling mills Monday night resulted in the
terrible burning of Joseph Liwis, who ia
probably fatally hurt. It w;is an explo
sion of molten iron, . resulti ng from a
leaking blast furnace. '
The riotous demonstrations of hoodlums
at the meetings of Mrs. Wool worth, the
sensational evangelist, at St. Louis,
caused her to hire a robust young man to
keep order. Monday night tb "bouncer"
broke the skull of a rowdy t amed King,
who died Tuesday.' - '
sunken yaeht -Cathleen.
Georgia's Governor Advocates
a Business Boycott.
WA.E AGAINST THE ELECTION BILL.
Pat Calhoun Indorses the Resistance and
Proposes Direct Trade with Europe
Northern Merchants To Be Boycotted
if the Bill Passes, and Hints of Disas
ter to Northern Capital Invested South
A Decidedly Angry Opposition to the
New York, July 23. The Herald pub-
lishes a dispatch from Governor Gordon,
of Georgia, in which the governor states
that he is in entire accord with the spirit,
tone and practical suggestions of The At
lanta Constitution as to the use of a boy
cott as "a means of self-preservation and
commercial independence if the useless
and infamous force bill becomes a law."
Moreover, the governor says, that spirit
will possess and control approximately ev
ery white man, woman and child in the
Hopeful of the Henate.
The governor says ' that ever since the
bill passed the house he has hoped "that
some of the Republican senators would be
found patriotic enough, broad and brave
enough, to prefer the well-being of the
country to party ascendancy. But if this
hope is not realized and the force bill be
comes a law", he will use whatever influ
ence he may possess to arouse the south
ern people to the necessity of looking only
to their exhaustless resources.
Will Keslst by Lawful Means..
'We will," he -says, "welcome to our
section all our countrymen of the 'north,
who may wish to live among us, and we
will still protect all their investments and
rights of property by impartial laws and
honest courts, but we shall counsel a re
turn to the old system of the election of
representatives by a general ticket if needs
be, or a resort to any lawful, peaceful
mesas in order to protect the right of
rhoosing representatives and to resist the
wrong of having them chosen for us by
"No Justification Nor Excuse.'
The governor concludes his dispatch as
follows: "We will still endeavor to keep
peace and promote good wilt between the
races, and sincerely hope that the south
ern negroes will not destroy their own
prosperity by consorting with those
whose mail policy threatens the well-be
ing ot both races. We shall still hope
that after these years of apparent recon
ciliation, of restored confidence, we shall
not see the whole current of national sen
timent turned backward and downward
by sectional legislation, which has no pos
sible justification nor rational excuse.
PAT CALHOUN'S OPINIONS.
He Comes Out Ntroua- In Favor
ATLANTA, Ga., July 33. Pat Calhoun,
of the Richmond Terminal system, which
has control of the Fast Tennessee and
Georgia systems of road, declares himself
in favor of a boycott of the north if the
south should be "forced under negro rule
by the force ' bill." He says : " No man
deprecates sectional issues more than 'mi
do, but if the Republican party passes the
force bill all we can do is to rally our
strength and to rely upon ourselves. In
this we have the support of conservative
men north. Vast sums of northern
money have been invested in the south.
and any strike at the south affects this in
Direct Trade with Kurope.
"I have always been an advocate of di
rect trade with Europe. I believe that it
will eventually come to the southern peo
ple, if they stand togother-and rally to the
support of her great industrial enterprises,
and tbe time is not distant when in our
southern ports will ride, the ships of all
nations. Whatever 1 can do to promote
direct trade with Europe will be cheerful
ly done, and whatever influence I may
have with the railroads of the south will
be used to accomplish this result."
A It publican View of the Matter.
New YoiiK, July 23. The Tribune's
Washington steeial says: "Probably the
most foolish tliinir wbieh the opponents
of the elections bill have done this far is
to threaten men from the north who have
invested money in business enterprises in
the southern states and to con tie with
this, as Tise Atlanta Constitution has
done, a threat to boycott northern mer
chants and business men generally. There
is not the least danger that either threat
will be executed, or that any southern
business man will have the least sympa
thy with it. The plain truth is that south
ern men who are earning an honest living
and making money by application to busi
ness have outgrown the provincialism and
intolerance of southern Democratic poll
ticians, and have begun seriously to doubt
Poor Show for the Election Bill
Washington Citt, July 23 A leading
Republican memlter of the senate one
who is engaged in "steering" the business
of that body at this time said to a re
porter of the United Press yesterday that
the tarur could not well be brought to a
final vote before Sept. 1; that it would be
impossible to keep a quorum here after
that time, and that he did not see how the
federal election bill could pass the senate
at this session of congress.
Souther li Republicans to Protest,
Birmingham. Ala., July 23. Ex-Gover-
ernor Smith, I'ost master Houston and
other Republicans yesterday signed a call
for a mass meeting of Republicans to
protest against the passage of the I,odge
force bill. The meeting will be held and
the indications are that it will be largely
attended. A meeting of the chamber of
commerce lias been called lor the same
Some Southern Disapprobation.
Richmond, Va., July 23. The chamber
of commerce has expressed disapproval of
a boycott on northern goods in case of the
passage of the federal election bill.
A COSTLY BLACK SNAKE.
Death Mulcts Farmer McKaughton
In the Hum of l.OOO.
Rutland, Vt. , July 2 1 In a field on Henry
Naughton's farm the stump of an inv
mense backlierry tree has stood for years.
It has long been hollow and decayed, but
tbe tree bad been an old landmark, and
the stump was so large it was looked upon
as an interesting relic, and was not dis
turbed. A few rods from the stump
Farmer McNuugbton had a barn which
was used for storing hay in. A couple of
bin stacks of recently cut hay ctood be
tween the stump aud the barn.
Mrkes It Warm for the Serpent.
The other day the farmer was passing
near the old hackberry stump, when he
saw a blacksnake run into a hole in the
stump. Like everybody else, AIcNaugh
ton hates snakes, so be proceeded to give
the serpent a house-warming. The stump
was soon fired, and out came his snake-
ship, only to be cruelly slaughtered by the
elated farmer. But he found that the
stump wasn't the abiding place of that
nake alone, for from every hole and
fissure in the old ruin and from among
the decayed roots snakes came wriggling
and writhiugout until the ground was lit
erally alive with them as they scattered
in all directions to escape.
Also for His Hay Crop.
,They were too many for the farmer, so
he hurried off for he! p." When he got
back with his son and a hired man his two
haystacks and bis barn were ablaze. Fire
from the stump had followed trains of
loose hay that lay on the ground and
reached the stacks and barn. The hay
stacks and barn full of hay were soon
nothing but piles of ashes. The loss is
about f 1,000, and not another snake was
killed as far as the returns are in.
A WRONGED WIFE.
She Makes Things Very Inter
esting for Hubby.
A. CHIOA'SO MAN' 8 WICEDEDNESS.
It Brings Down Upon Him and His Charm
er the Wrath of a Desperate Woman,
Who Attempts to Kill Htm and Is Sorry
She Failed The French Count Case
Again Mrs. Price Cnls Another Ca
per to Her Sorrow.
Chicago, July 23. Mrs. Frederika Cnm
mings made a desperade attempt last
nigbt to kill her husband, R. J. Cum
in in gs, and jyirs. Joseph C. De Land.
Cummiugs is the well known proprietor
of the livery stable at 143 West Madison
street, and Mrs. De Land, .who is a hand
some brunette, lives at 111 Sacramento
avenue. She is the wife of an employe of
Pardridge's store on State street. . For
some time Mrs. Cummings has been jeal
ous of her husband's attentions to Mrs.
De Land, and had repeatedly threatened
that if ever she caught the two together
there would be bloodshed.
A Preliminary Hair Palling;.
At 7 o'clock last niht Mrs. Cummings
found Mrs. De Land in the livery barn in
company with her husband. The infuri
ated wife flew at the woman, and there
was a wild scattering of hairpins, bangs,
and wraps The women scratched other
savagely, and the floor was covered with
their clothing and hair. Some one tore
them apart and Mrs. Cnmmings ran over
to Desplaines Street station and asked for
warrants for the arrest of her husband and
Mrs. De Land, rfhe was. told that she
could not got a warraut until this morn
ing, and she asked:
"What will be dune with me if I kill this
Desk Sergeant McMahon remarked:
"Well, we'll have to hang you."
A Wronged Woman's Kage.
She left the station muttering threats
and went directly to the barn. She saw
her hnsbarid aud Mrs. De Land in a car
riage about to leave tbe stable. Mrs.
Cummings drew a heavy revolver and be
gan tiring at the pair. Mrs. De Land
sprang from the vehicle and hid iu tbe
stalls. The wife leveled the revolver again
and fired at her husband and the ball
sped over his bead. She ran to within
four feet of him and fired point blank at
bis breast. He threw himself from the
seat to the floor of the vehicle, and the
bullet flew above bim. She fired again
He threw up his right hand and the ball
passed through his wrist.
Sorry She Didn't Kill Him.
He fell back, and she ran up and point
ed the weapon at bis heart when Detec
tive Tom Lee, of Desplaines Street station,
ran in end grappled with ber. The weap
on was discharged, but the bullet plowed
harmlessly through the floor of the sta
ble. Detective Lee took Mrs. De Laud,
and Cummings and his wife to Desplaines
Street station. At the station Mrs. Cum
mings savagely denounced her husband
and expressed regret because she had not
SEQUEL TO A SENSATION.
Mrs. Sol Price Uets Hersel f Locked l'p A
Chicago, July 23. Mrs. Sol Price, the
woman on whose accouut the alleged
French nobleman. Count le Achilla le Yer-
dalle, bad his face punched out of shape,
is in a cell at the Armory for another ca
per she cut up yesterday afternoon. Dur
ing Mr. Price's absence the woman called
at the saloon and demanded to see her
huslwinil. On being told that he was out
she began to assume an air of propri
etorship, and wanted to get her fingers
in the till. Mr. Price's brother, who was
in charge, gently but sternly denied her
this privilege, whereupon she seized a sil
ver tray and brought it to bear heavily
upon his head. Price called a patrol
wagon and demanded the woman's arrest.
At the sight of the wagon Mrs. Price
fainted. After recovering she asked for a
carriage. Ihis was denied her, and in
the patrol wagon she was taken to a cell'
Obdurate Mr. Price.
Oh ber arrival there she immediately
sent to her husband a note, of which the
following is a copy:
I call upon you still to protect me. I
am stili your wife and I love you, and out
of that feeling I call upon you this after
noon. 1 ou will not siirely see me here.
Come to mo or bail me out. Don't be
sturrborn, Sol, but bail me out ; for the
sake of our Ixiy bail me out. Jvingly,
Tbe note bad not the desired effect, and
Mollie remained in the Armory. Mean
while Mr. Price is "receiving numerous let
ters to the effect that the alleged count is
an im poster, having a wife living in New
BRUTAL SLAUGHTER IN TEXAS.
The Miscieants Spare Neither
A ga Nor
hwx in Their Work.
Austin, Tex., July 23 Near II nt ton, a
small village twenty-eight north of here, a
Mexican named Yitnla Melena, his wife,
two daughters, and a little son lived.
Monday night about 12 o'clock their home
was invaded and without provocation
Vitola and his wife and a 5-year-old daugh
ter were shot and killed. A daughter and
a little 4-year-old brother escaped to the
neighbors and told t heir story. The mur
derers, tbey say, were J. P. Gihbs and his
son and John and Andrew Sutton, who
have lieen arrested. The cause of tbe kill
ing is s)ipiosed to le revenue.
The Rise In Silver.
London,' July 23. The sudden rise in
the price of silver has caused all the finan
cial writers ou the I.ondou press to
sharpen their pens and put their deepest
thinking caps ou in the hope of enlighten:
ing the world as to the cause and effect of
this alteration in the ratio between the
two precious metals. The expert of Tbe
Morning Post pronounces tbe obiter dic
tum that the fluctuation in price is but a
passing cloud; that the effect of the Amer
ican silver bill w ill lm wholly transitory,
and that there will lie very little of the
effect even while it lasts.
The President and Reciprocity.
NewYokk, July 23. The Sun's Wash
ington secial says: President Harrison
has drafted a message to congress urging
the adoptiou of the Blaine reciprocity
scheme, but on broader terms, aud with a
scope far more extensive thai) has been
advocated by the secretary of state.
The Calumet and Hecla mine owners
have conceded the demands of the strikers,
and work has lieen resumed.
The President at the Capital.
Washington Citt, July 23. President
Harrison, accompanied by bis son Russell
Harrison, returned to the city last ' even
ing from Cape Mav. (
A Voted Month. .
From Keoknk, la.. Democrat.
August, 1887, was a noted month. It
gave extreme beat and extreme cold, the
results of which were disastrous to ' the
public health, pases of colic, cholera
morbus and diarrhoea were abupdant and
there were numerous calls at tbe - drug
stores for Cbamberlahs's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy. Druggists of
this city tell us that this remedy bas been
more frequently called for during tbe
past month than any other preparation,
and that it has proven a panacea for the
very worst cases. Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is a mer
itorious medicinal preparation for all
summer complaints for which it is recom
mended, and grows in popularity in this
city and vicinity. The sales are increas
ing rapidly and wonderful cures are re
ported. Hold by Hartz & Bahnaen.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
AT POPULAR PRICES
la always to be found ak .
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
. 115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT, IA.
For Men, Ladies and
Tho InanltorUinntr :riltrra.
1.0XDOS, July 2:'. DurinK the" final re
view of the Grenadier guards Monday by
the commauder-ini-hWf ihere were many
scenes of disorder anions the men. Thoe
who had received entence of puniMb
merit for their niutiuou conduct were ea
pecially recalcitrant. They luiked from
their breasts tha me.ials won in the Egypt
ian campaign and threw them across the
Hli W ife Hail lwamet.
Indianapolis, July SI. Charles Hobiu
sou secured a position in Louisville a
month ago and sent money to his wife
here to defray her expenses to that city.
Not hearing from her, he came here and
found that nhe and their two children had
left their home three weeks ago, taking
the furniture with them, and leaving no
word as to their objective point.
Chicaoo. July 2i.
On the boarj of trade to-day quotation
were as follows: Wheat No. 2 Aiunst.
oiiened tc, cloaed 8Slir September, oix-nnl
WV. rloml SMUpc; liL-aib.-r, oiened V1L,
cloned liC. Corn- No. S July, o-ned ,
cliwed i7ix Angus', opened and rloaed
3;; September, opened Sslo, cliiaed : fWjx-,
lints . o. July, opened c oh1 :t'c; Au-
Kiiat. oetied 2sSic elioe.i L&c.: September.
o-enel anifcc, lo ed 2t4.j. Pork July, oiened
and i lose I 11.-V. August, opened jlu.-i'V,
ciiKH-d : Hl.ll! Seiitemlw!-. eii d $HUfi,
closed (Mi.ia 1-arn August, fiene I and
tl wed X&.'i.
Live stock 1'nion stock yar Is price.: Hobs
Market opened active and 0 m, all interests
buying; fat Or bin her; light graiest
a Hi. nxntti r('k "iK. 8ti.",(..i;u mi led lots,
Ill (H.H,; heavy iavkiug and shipping lots,
tYoilure: Butler -Finest creameries I4'4)
.V p r It: It nest daH.-s. 11 ..12j. packing,
stock, .rtc. Kegs - Strictly faash, 12.'il!c
pr tint. I'liultry - -CliH-ke-ia, hen-s NKTU'tV
per .; no ters. o; turkeys, mixed lots, H tlik;;
spring darks, S-iHHc. gis-ac. tt.ill,V5ll! per
dot. I'otalnon-IVniitsnns tioie, $1.7 nil. " tier
bbl. Apples Fair to choicd. t.(li fr.Vu.1 p -r il.
Straaberries Makegon,.Vcitl, lUcine choice.
tllM pr lU-qt rase. K isp lerries -B.ac i,
LUI3.W per 84-qt case; red 1.7." ,.:. per.V
qt case. Hlack tmrrius JSU ,2., ; per 21-41.
New York, July St.
Wheat No. S red wiuter. tyc cash; do
August, (Mlfto: do Sept em r, Wc; do Ie
cenilicr, S4! Corn No. 2 mixed cash,
4.Mc; do feptembur, Wc; do October,
ViHc. Oats-guiet; No. mixed cash, ic;
do Sgptembor, H61V. Kye gn et: western
in boa) loads, i.TWirtAHo; state, Shq. Barley -Ihill
and unchanged. Pork - Stealy; mass,
$ 12.75a, l&Vl Lard-Dull and nominally un
changed. Livestock: Cattle-Steady, but no trading
in I eeves: dressed beet steady: native sides,
emSTHo t. Sheep anJ Lambs Sheep,
steaoy; ismns. f s lower, sheep, (4.110 a)
; lambs, fAftl 17.2V. Hogs -Nominally
dull; live hogs, H&4.3J V 10.1 fcs.
Hay Fnland prairie. Sn&11.00
Hjj Timnuij 7 a.50.
Hay WHO, $10.00.
Oats 7 90
Oosl Soft lie
Cord Wooa$8 SI H.f 0.
: Absolutely Pure.
A oream of tartar baking powder. Highest of
an la teeiealng strength. xr. 8. GoMransml &-
K R A US E
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
CARSE & GO.,
Children, all noted for fit, wear, comfort and durability.
1622 Second Avenue.
3011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
-SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and y mware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1608 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Dealer In v
Choice Family; Groceries
Cor. Third avenue and Twenty-first St . Rok Islan 1
A Brst-class stock of Groceries that will be sold at lowest lirlr r.ri
patronage solicited. w 1 ""S prices, a share of pnblic
J. T. DIXOJST, '
And Pcaler in Mens Fine Woolen.
1706 Second Avenue.
Second Hand Goods
uas opened hia New and Spacious
' SAMPLE -ROOM
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue
wheTe be would be pleased to see hit friends. '
oJfat drlnk -.,f.nd.
8,w rrM''; w
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Hd..ath.Ute.tle. -Ale, ru ...
Reerfeace 819 Twenty-flm St. Yard ntu 8t.
Rock Island, IU. I
tIstialtesfonusaedfortny k!naof muS i. ;
. V, . , SewaiLc.V"Ulmrtt,c I"
The most felirlonsln the trinities, made from pure ;r. 1-1
and flsvored with all the popular flavors, ia any on nt n 10
swit, Special attention psld to supplying picciv. i ii
parties, socials, etc. 1
ia New and
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