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THE liOCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, JULY 26, 1890.
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Published Daily and Weekly t IBM Second Ave
nue, Keck Island, 111.
J. W. POTTER. "
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All commonicatlonn of a eritical or awrnmenta
tire character, political or relurious. moot hare
real name attached for publication No sach arti
ticlea will be printed orer flctitiona viiiatnrea.
Anonymona communication not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from erery townanlp
I s Rock lland county.
Batcroat, Jclt 26. 1890.
The prohibitionists of this district hare
called , convention to meet at Monmouth
August 21, to nominate a candidate for
congress. There are to be 68 delegates
of which number Rock Island county is
entitled to 12.
It is learned that there was a large
contingent of disgruntled republicans at
the Buehnell convention who made the
Ge9t people rather uneasy by their plain,
unbiased assertion that they had enough
of Gestisra . The defection is particulars
ly serious in Hancock county, but exists
to a more or lefs extent throughout the
Thk McDonough county delegates to
the democratic congressional convention
have been appointed by the central com
mittee of that county instead of at a reg
ularly constituted convention. McDon
ough failed to appoint delegates at the
convention held in May, and the commit
tee which met on the 19th inst. thought
the time was not sufficient to call the con
vention to nominate county officers pre'
vious to the congressional convention
The county convention was called to
mett August 16th.
Editor Chain, of the McDonough
County Democrat, makes the following
sensible suggestions in regard to party
The democratic party of McDonough
county needs a bettor organization. It is
a remarkable fact it is successful in the
face of the fact that candidates depend
upon their individual efforts to gain an
election without any concerted action on
the part of any committee in the county,
or any help from any such body. If
every township would organize a central
committee within itself, with a member
from each school district, candidates
would not grope in the dark to the eve of
election, but could go to the polls with a
very fair idea of where their strength
lay. Kvery member of the county com
mil tee should see that this is done in his
The postmasters and others at Bun
nell on Tuesday nominated Wen. H. Ge
for a third term in congress. Atedo
The old soldiers of th;s district will re
member Mr. Gest this fall. Ring rule
may nominate Gest, but to elect him is a
different thing, and Mr. test will be
snowed under by a handsome majority.
Whether last Tuesday's p' at form was
made to catch democratic votes or whether
it was a mistake all around is a problem
that possibly some or the republican
brethren can explain. It must have hurt
their conscience (if they had any) too, to
endorse such a jumble of ball hearted
protection and free trade. If protection
was right two years ago why modify it
now? Such a platform would not have
received an assenting vote two years ago,
yet here It is. A simple bid for the sup
port of a voter that may be induced to
believe they mean what they say. Busb
If any evidence of the complete sub'
serviency of the convention to the Gest
gang were needed, it is amply afforded
by a perusal of the resolutions adopted
He who expects to find a manly expres
sion of opinion or independent thought
will be disappointed at the twaddling
sycophancy and subservient me-too tone
of the resolutions. Perhaps, however.
they are all that could be expected of a
convention woich would nominate a roan
who has so notably proved his inability
nis meiiiocrity, lis lack or influence in
congress, his absolute littltrun as has W.
H. Gest. The spectacle of Gest gyrating
around the congressional circus to the
crack of Speaker Retd's whip is now fur
ther augmented by the republicans of the
Eleventh district clinging to him like
cockle burs on the tail of a jtckass.
At Trinity church, Rev. E. II. Rudd.S
T. D., of Knoxville. will officiate. Holy
communion at 7 a. m. Service and ser
mon at 10:45 a. m., acd again at 7:30 p
At the United Presbyterian church
preaching by the pastor, the Rey. II. C
Marshall, at 10:45 a. m. Subject: "The
Effect Produced 'by a Consciousness of
the Divine Presence." No evening ser
vice, the congregation joining in the
union service at the Christian chapel.
At the First Baptist church, preach
ing at 10:45 by the pastor Rev. C. E
. Taylor, Ph. D. Subject. "The Bush
Burning But Not Consumed." For the
evening service pastor and congregation
will join in the union meeting in the
At the Central Presbyterian church
Rev. J. H. Kerr, pastor. Services a
10:45 a. m. with sermon by the pastor on
me suoject, "Enduring Meet." The Sun
day school and young people's meeting
will be held at tbe usual hour. In the
evening the congregation will unite in the
service at the Christian chanel
At the BroadwaV I'realivtfrinn rhnrh
Rev. W. 8. Marquis, pastor, will preach
at 10:45 a. m. on "Mendicancy in the
ouiuow oi nengious splendor," Acta, 3
7 8, and at 7:30 p. m., "A Penitent Prod
igal." Young people's meeting at 6:41
p. m. Sabbath school at 9:10 a. m
South Park Mission school at 2:30 p. m
At the First M. E. chnrcb, preaching
i iuuo a. m. ny tne pastor, the Rev.
W. Gue. and at 7:45 p. m. services cons
auciea Dy buss Oeorgia Ellis, of Joliet,
oeaconess in tne Methodist church,
Morning subject, "The Baptism of
Holy Spirit." Sunday school at 9:15
m. loung people s meeting at 7 p.
iwivm services during tne week.
At the Christian Chapel, services
10:45 a. m. and 7:45 p. m. conducted
tne pastor, the Rev. T. W. Grafton. Sub
ject: "The Personal Demands of
ligion." Sundav sr-hnnl at o u .
Young People'- society of Christian En
aeavor meeting at 8:45 p. m. In the
eveninp the Central Proahvtorian I3
tist. United Presbyterian and Phriati.n
churches will join in a unioB tervice at
tne unristian chapel. Rev. J. H. Kerr.
delivering the discourse.
crisis or Mission.'
Extra Fin Flaying Cards.
Send ten (10) cents in stamps or coin
to John Sebastian. Genl. Tk't and Pass.
Ag't Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry.,
Chicago, 111., for a pack of tbe latest,
smoothest, slickest playing cards that ever
gladdened the eyes or rippled along the
fingers of the devotee to soven-up. casino,
Dutch, euchre, whist or any other an,
clent or modern game and get your
money's worth several times over. . -
Secretary Blaine Writes a Let
ter to Senator Frye.
AST ARGUMENT FOB BECIPBOCITT.
Cong-Teas Criticised for Defeating the
Treaties with Spain and Mexico A
Vigorous Flea for the Proposition That
Free Kngar Shall Be Made Profitable
The Senators Give the Tariff Mill Con
sideration Plamb Will Ask for an In
Washikgton City, July afi. Senator
Frye yesterday received the following let
ter from Secretary Blaine, in reply to his
recent inquiries respecting the effect of
reciprocity on the sngar trade with Cuba
and Porto Rico: "You ask what assur
ance I have as to Spain's willingness to
enter into reciprocal arrangements of trade
with the United States. Your question
surprises me, for you can not have forgot
ten that only six years ago the prime min
later, of Spain in bis anxiety to secure
free admission to our markets for the
sugar of Cuba and Porto Rico, agveed to a
very extensive treaty of reciprocity with
Mr. John W. Foster, then our minister at
Thinks It Somewhat Singular.
A year Iwfore 1883 a very admirable
treaty of reciprocity was negotiated by
General Grant and Mr. William IL Tres
cot, as United States commissioners, with
the republic of Mexico a treaty well con
aidered in all its parts and all details
whose results v.-onld. I believe, have proved
highly advantageous to both countries.
In view of the pending discussion it is a
somewhat singulareircumstance that both
tbese treaties or reciprocity failed to
secure the approval of congress, and
failed for the express reason that both
provided for the free admission of sugar.
Congress would not then allow a single
pound of sui;ar to come in free of duty
under any circumstances whatever.
Remarkable Change of View.
"And now the proposition is to open our
ports free to everybody's sugar and to do
It with such rapidity that we are not to
have a moment's time to see if we cannot
make a better trade by which we may pay
for at least a part of the sugar in the
products of American farms and shops.
Our chanire of opinion has certainly been
remarkable in so brief a period. Indeed,
the only danger of our not securing ad
vantageous treaties of reciprocity now is
ths possible belief on the part of those
countries that we are so anxious for free
agar that by patient waiting they can se
cure all they desire without money and
He Didn't Speak Too Late.
Mr. Blaine goes on to say in reply to
suggestions that his reciprocity proposals
came too late, that he talked with the
ways and means committee Oct. 10 last,
auu ineu to convince mem mat sucn a
plan would be expedient, but failed. lie
controverts the proposition that the re
ciprocity idea is opposed to protection and
says ii is just tne otner way, because it
wonld supply a market for our products.
and pay for our imported sugar by barter.
which "I think is the highest form of pro
tection." The secretary closes as follows:
"You have recently received congratula-
ln which I cordially join on carry -
ing the shipping bill through the senate.
Do you not think that a line of ships gen
erously aided by the government will have
a better prospect of profit and for perman
ence if we can give to them outward car
goes from the United States and not con
fine them to inward cargoes from Latin
TALK GOES ON IN THE SENATE.
Flarab Gives Notice That He Doesn't Like
the Bill too Much.
The senate took another turn at the tar-
in' bill yesterday, and the tone of the de
bate was not encouraging for those who
hope to see that measure disposed of with
any degtee of rapidity. ance said that
the bill might reduce the revenue, but
would not reduce the taxes. McPherson
moved that the bill be recommitted with
instructions to report a, bill to reduce the
revenue and equalise duties so that the
average rate of duty shall not exceed the
waT tariff of 154. He said that the aver
age referred to was per cent.
Allison Favors a Redaction.
pnerroan, criticising Mci'herson's re
mark about tbe average of SH.&.t, said that
It was npon all goods, dutiable and un-
dutiable, and that only 10 or 15 per cent.
of Imported goods was on the free list.
Under the pending bill SO per cent, was on
the free list and the other half on goods
dutiable and undutiable, would only be 17
or Is per ceut.
Allison asked if McPherson was willing
to nave tbe duty on earthen ware and
glass warn reduced 15 per cent, below the
pending bill. McPherson said he would
be willing to have it reduced 10 per cent.
Allison saiu tnai it toe senator from Aew
Jersey would move the reduction, he
would be found in sympathy with it.
Plumb Apprehensive of Deficit.
Plumb expressed the belief that there
might he a deficit of fifty millions next
year. lie thought that possibility bad
been overlooked in framing the bilL He
gave notice that he would offer amend
ments to the bill to increase the revenue
from other sources. He would nev.. vota
for a bill that be thought would be a cow
ardly evasion of the duty imposed upon
the senate to provide adequate means to
meet the expenses of tbe government. He
would propose a duty on Incomes; he
would propose an increased tax on alco
holic liquors, and he would propose
amendments that would prevent the
formation of trusts.
An Katimate on the Redaction.
AM rich expressed the opinion that Mc
Pherson was not serious in his motion and
remarked that, if it were carried out into
law the effect would be to increase the
revenue by $1 10,000,000 over the amount
that would be produced by the pending
DHL In reply to a question of Gorman,
Aldrich said that if the importations for
the next fiscal year were the same amount
as for the last fiscal year, the revenue un
der the pending bill would be reduced
about eJ.), 000, 000. He could not give the
figures as to expenditures.
There's Nothing to be Done.
Washington: City, July 26. Repre
sentative Hitt, chairman of the house
committee on foreign affairs, thinks that
the correspondence on the part of the state
department in the Behringsea controversy
was very ably managed by Secretary
Blaine, and be does not hesitate to express
LU admiration of Blaine's letters. "The
committee on foreign affairs," he said,
" will hardly do anything in the matter
without consultation with the state de
partment. As the matter stands at pros-
t there is nothing to be done, because
the correspondence is still in progress.'
PROCEEDINGS IN CONGRESS.
Synopsis of the Transaetlo ns of tbe Na
Washington City, Jnly 26. The sen
ate began yesterday with bunting for
quorum and after some delay the aergeant-
at-arms found one. A memorial was pre
sented from Grand Army men expressing
"abhorrence" at the action of congress in
allowing $10 as a pension attorney fee
under the dependent pension bill, and say
ing that Washington City agents were
offering local attorneys half the fee in all
cases secured. Jockre.il presented pro-
testa from .Missouri against tbe "enor
mity" of the proposed federal election
bilL A similar memorial was also pre
sented from Adrian, Mien. Tbe bill was
referred to the privileges and election
committee. . The senate then proceeded
with tbe tariff debate, and McPherson
moved that the bill be recommitted with
instructions to report ujbillreducing tax a-
ion. Without action tbe senate ad
itk honse spent the day dabt ting the
senate amendment to the sundry civil bill
relating to irrigation lamia, bat took no
actioto,- At 5 p. ui. recess was tnken to 8
6 o'clock, at which time private pension
bills were to have been considered, but
nothing was done.
That Lightning Counting Machine.
Washington City, July 26. -Tie elec
trical machine used iu counting the cen
sus returns is Dot giving as sa' isfactory
results as was expected. It wort s rapidly
and wonderfully, and is & great labor
saver for the 1,700 clerka in tbe census
bureau. But it is a curious matter of ex
periment that the same maoiine will
never count the same pile of rettras with
the same result. Thursday, und jr a chal
lenge, thirteen tests were made. And the
only resMlt aU all accurate was a single
footing in one district, that was the same
as that reached by counting ir. the old
way by the clerks.
The Lottery Hast Go, Per'iaps.
YASHISGTON City, July 26. The house
postofflce committee has agreed upon a
substitute bill in lieu of a numbt r of pend
ing bills adverse to lotteries, and ordered it
to be reported to the house. The substi
tute prohibits lottery circulars and tick
ets, lists of drawing, money or drafts for
purchase of lottery tickets or newspapers
containing lottery advertisements or
drawings from being carried in the mails
or delivered by carriers.
No News from Salvador.
Washington City, Jnly 36. Vo official
information has yet been reo ived from
the Guatemala-Salvador rer lution at
the department of state, although ad
vices are hourly expected. Ti e depart
ment has instructed the Lnited States
minister at Salvador to forward promptly
all information bearing upon tbe situa
tion, bnt nothing whatever h is yet been
received from him.
Export and Import StatiUlcs.
Washington City, July 26. Merchan
dise exports from the United States, dur
ing last June Aggregated in valae $."3,067,-
7y, against HS.'.itJT.a?! in June 1SS9; im
ports were valued at $75,462,405. During
the past fiscal year exports agp regated in
value $857,J56,1."9, while imrorts were
valued at t78il, 3.15. 855.
Approved by the President.
Washington City, July 26. The pres
ident has approved the act r.uthoiizing
tbe Leavenworth and Platte liridge com
pany to sutmtitute a pivot diaw bridge
over the Missouri river in place of the
pontoon bridge at Leavenworth.
WORRY FOR THE WORLD'S FAIR.
The Illinois Statesmen Chans-ins; the
Terras of the Leglnlatlon.
Spbingfield, I1L. July 26. The senate
yesterday advanced tbe bill providing for
payment of members, etc., to third read
ing. The senate judiciary conr. mittee put
an amendment into the propos.! constitu
tional amendment providing fiat the citi
zens of Chicago shall vote th lir willing
ness to subscribe fo.000,000 to the World's
fair, the vote to be taken at the November
elt-ction. Another amendment strikes out
the grant of the right of eminent domain
to tbe World's fair directors.
The house spent an hour pa ing tributes
to the memory of the late ej-Ssenator L.
D. Whiting, and adopting appropriate
resolutions. The speaker announced sun
dry committee appointments. Paddock
of Kankakee introduced a resolution de
claring it the sense of the hoi.se that the
World's fair should be held on one site.
An attempt to table the resolution was
defeated by the country men bers, and it
was finally made the special order for
Tuesday next. The resolution calling on
the World's fair directors to f tate exactly
what part of the fair will be laced on the
respective sites was reported favorably
and adopted. The session appropriation
bill was reported and sent to third read
ing. A resolution requiring the World's
fair committees to report not later than
Tuesday next was adopted, an 1 the house
adjourned to Monday.
Children In a Plot to Poison a Dlssolote
Bitfalo, X. Y., July 26.- Mrs. Wade,
who keeps a boarding house on Kast Mar
ket street; Mary Sylvia, ajed IB years.
and her brother John, aged 14, were ar
rested Thursday night, charged with at
tempting to poison Annie Silk a, a dissolute
woman, who lived with the children's
father. The boy confessed Mid said that
Mrs. ade gave Mary mon y to get ox
alic acid, laudanum and vhisky. She
then mixed the poison and gave it to Mary
to give to the Silks woman. Mary went
home for the purpose on two occasions,
but did not have nerve enough.
The Boy Possesses tbe Nerve.
Then Mrs. Wade prompt 1 the boy to
administer the poison. He and a com
panion named Johnnie Hsyes took the
poison to the house and Hay i gave it to
the Silks woman. The wman became
very sick, but recovered. The girl Mary
also made a statement corroborating that
of her brother. Mrs. Wade denies the sto
ries told by the children and says that the
girl had told her that she intended to
poison the Silks woman and that she
had advised her to be careful. Mrs. Wade
alleges that Mary tried to prison ber so as
to get possession of her boarding house.
The Base Ball Record.
Chicaoo, July 26. The scores on the
base ball fields yesterday we -e as follows
League: At Pittsburg Pittsburg 3, Bos
ton 7; batteries Baker and Decker, liet-
xein and Bennett. At Cincinnati Cincin
nati 10, New York 6; bat teries Welch
and Clark, Yiau, Foreman imd Harring
ton. At Cleveland Cleveland 5, Phila
delphia 8; batteries Beatln nd Zimmer,
Glekson and Clements. At Chicago Chi
cago 5, Brooklyn 8; battering Hutchison
and Kittridge, Lovett and Caly.
Brotherhood: At Buffa o Buffalo 3,
Brooklyn 8: batteries Buck ley and Mack,
Weyhing and Kinslow. t Pittsburg-
Pittsburg 2, Boston 10; batteries Ualvin
and Carroll, Gumbert and Murphy At
Cleveland Cleveland 8, I'.tw Y'ork 11;
batteries O'Brien and SutclifTe, Q'Day
and Kwing. At Chicagii Chicago 3,
Philadelphia 7; batteries Ming and Far-
rell, Bufhnton and Hallmar.
- The Trotters at Detroit.
DETROIT. Mich., July '.. Yesterday
closed a most successful meeting of tbe
Detroit Driving club. Tbe unfinished
Great Expectation stake vas completed
and won by Margaret S., tl e best time of
tbe postponed beats being made by Aller-
ton 2:18' but in the last beat Margaret
beat Allerton nearly a quarter of a mile.
The free-for-all pace unfinished Thursday
was won by Adonis, he taking all three
beats, best time 2M61- The 2:27 trot
was won by Alvin, best tsne 2:30. The
free-for-all trot wes taken by Palo Alto,
best time 2:15, and the 2:30 pace by
Cricket, best time 2:U.
Another Big Strike an Chicago.
Chicago, July 20. It is probable that an
other big strike of carpenters will take
place next Friday. The Ca -penters' union
claims that the two bosstis' association
have united their interests and are trying
to force down tbe scale f wages. The
"new bosses" association at a meeting
Thursday night adopted a resolution giv
ing warning that tbe sch idule of prices
agreed upon last April woe Id no longer be
Holxhay Wants ts'Die.
Marquette, Mich., July 26. Highway
man Holzhay, now confint d here in tbe
state' prison, is kept alive by force only. For
the past three weeks be hn fasted, touch
ing no food whatever, and is now only
kspt alive by a quart of milk daily, which
is injected through bis I ostrils by the
prison physician. This bait been done for
nearly a month.
STATE AND SCHOOL.
Joseph Cook Discusses
the Bennett Law.
THE MEASURE ENTIRELY TOO MILD
The Vatican's Policy Toward Common
Schools Criticised, as Well as the Su
preme Court Anti-Bible Decision As to
"Godless" Schools Roman Catholic
Adverse Comment on Archbishop Ire
land's Address at 6t. Paul.
MadisoV, Wis., July 86. The Rev. Jo
seph Cook, of Boston, discussed compul
sory education and state control of schools
at the Monona Lake assembly yesterday.
He said the only fault he bad to find with
the Bennett law was that it was even too
mild in its requirements. "I can not con
ceive how any intelligent American citi
zen can oppose a law so manifestly of
benefit to the country. There seems to be
no part of it which can possibly be dan
gerous to the rights of any nationality.
Something He Can't Understand.
"I cannot see why the Lutherans antag
onise it so persistently, unless, as baa
been suggested, the teachers in their
parochial schools are unable to teach En
glish, and hence their labors for twelve
weeks in the year are liable to be dis
pensed with. The state has the right to
see that its children are educated, aud
wherehe parent does not fulfill bis duty
by those dependent upon him the state
should compel him to do so by law. The
measure may need some minor amend
ment, just as a buckle ou a harness may
need tightening here and loosening there
to relieve a charing, but the principles and
requirements of tbe law, as 1 have said,
are just and in the interest of America's
The Bible In the Schools.
He criticised severely the opposition to
the common school. He said he did not
arraign any enlightened Komau Catholic,
but the policy of the Vatican audits at-1
titude toward the common schools. He
took to ta.sk those secularists who would
discard the Bible from the public
school, and iu this connection criti
cised the decision of the Supreme
Court in the Kdgertou Bible
case. 1 lie speaker defended the Massa
chusetts ana Iowa school laws as the right
settlement of tbe school question. Tbe
laws forbid the expulsion of the Bible
from the schools and at the same time
have a "conscience clause" permitting
parents to keep children at home unln
after the devotional exercises. He thought
tbe Roman Catholics would have more
reason to term schools without the Bible
"godless" than a school with the Bibie
THE ARCHBISHOP'S ADDRESS."
His t'o-Kelirlonista Repudiate His Re
marks at fet. Paal.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., July 2ti Arch
bishop Ireland's address before the na
tional educatiounl convention, which re
cently met in St. Paul, is being vigorously
attacked by the religious press of this
state. Numerous Roman Catholic jour
nals have taken exception to it, and yes
terday a Roman Catholic newspaper of
this city came out with a three column
article written by Rev. P. Abellen, of Mil
waukee, in which the author severely
criticises the archbishop for stating in his
address that be was the fiiend and advo
cate of state schools.
No t'nlon of Schools.
Rev. Alellen bitterly repudiated the
idea of uniting the state and parochial
schools, and intimated that the latter
must forever remain separate from the
former. The Itev. Mr. Aliellen's remarks
have creHted considerable discussion
among Roman Catholics in the city, many
of whom think that the theories of Arch
bishop Ireland as propounded in bis ad
dress are more consistent and plausible
than the viws set forth in the recent
Bernett law protest of the bishops of this
FELL ON THE CHILDREN.
An I'nflnished Hoane Tumbles to Kain
and Kills a .irl.
Lynn, Msss., July 'M. Screams of chil
dren aud the crash of a falling building
startled the residents of Robinson street,
W est Lynn, shortly after 5 o'clock last
iiiiti.. m lie mui) mm a unit uweuin
n-i... . . .. I .j i,-
owned by iwvia Sullivan, partially com
pleted, had fallen in. and was a complete
wreck, the two Moors and roof a mass of
debris, and five children were beneath the
timbers. They had been playing near by.
and entered the bouse to get out of the
The Injured Little Ones.
The names of those caught by the wreck
are: Mary McCabe, 14 years old, killed
Kate (iriflin, same age, fatally hurt, and
Bessie Griffin, aged 2; John Lemon, aged
S, and David Barry, aged 12, slightly hnrt
The wind blew the building down. Little
Mary McCabe was found under a heavy
timber, which bad fallen across her
breast and crushed her life out.
An Infamous Old Age I His.
jEFFtusosviLLE, Ind., July art. Abram
Cohn, just released from a two years' sen
tence for horse stealing, was rearrested
Friday morning by Sheriff Donovan on
two additional charges. Cohn is 70 years
old, and followed his nefarious business
under the guise of tin peddling, robbing
the people who kept him over night, by
the aid of confederates. He stole and
shipped to Cinciunati many horses from
this district Is-fore being caught.
An Advance in Freight Rates.
Chicago, Jnly 2J. The committee of
presidents of western railroads, after two
weeks' endeavor to agree upon an advance
in freight rates from Missouri river points.
nave agreeu w report recommending an
advance from old rates, as follows: Hosa
and sheep 3 cents per 100; cattle 10' cents
per 1UI; dressed beef 5 cents per 100; pack
ing bouse products cents per 100.
She Mklpped With a Tramp.
Columbus. Ind., July 21. Millie Unger.
the 16-year-old daughter of Michael Unger,
the wealthiest andtnos influential marble
dealer in southern Indiana, haa eloped
with Charley Sims, a young man who has
tramped this country over the last two
years. The two were once schoolmates
and lovers. The parents are crazed with
grief. A detective has been sent after tbe
Fish Are Costly Sometimes.
Danville, Ills , July 2ft D. C. Craw
ford, IjiIuiu Gritton, Ezra Dickason and
Kelson Mortenson, wealthy farmers of
this county, were arrested for seining and
their fines and costs amounted to 1307
They only caught ten pounds of fish.
Explosion of Coal Gas.
Lincoln, Ills., July 26. At 7 o'clock
yesterday morning a powerful explosion
of coal gas occurred iu a room of the Lin
coln Coal and Mining company. The ex
plosion was caused by a miner, Joseph
Scholier, entering an abandoned room. He
was frightfully burned about the face and
hands. His recovery is doubtf uL
The Heligoland BilL
London, July 23. In the bouse of com
mons last night the Heligoland bill passe d
its second reading by a vote of 209 to 61.
The Liberal leaders abstained from vot
ing on the division. A number of Radicals
also refrained from votins. Hartinsrton.
Chamberlain, Sir Henry James and Brad-
augn voted with the majority.
Mo Rowing at Duluth.
liullth, July yu. The water Was so
rough yesterday that the rowing races were
postponed. The feature of tbe day's sport
was a race between tugs five miles and re
turn. The Record was the winner, sroinir
over the course in 49:57, and beating the
A.uauna wnicn maue tne time oi ol:13u
THEY WILL FIGHT.
Guatemala Officially Declares
War Against Salvador.
SOMEBODY IS DODTO SOME LYING.
Both Sides Claim To Be "Licking the
Staffing" Out of Kach Other A Cae
Which Called' for I'nele Sam's Interfer
ence Guatemalan Troops Ordered to
Invade Salvador, Where the Entire
Population Is Poll of Fiht Nicaragua
City or Mexico. July 26. War against
Salvador ha been declared by Guate
mala, and yesterday the minister of the
latter country here was advised by his
government of that fact. Tbe United
States minister here has also received offi
cial notice of the declaration of war, and
has transmitted the following dispatch,
received from Gen. Mizner, the UTnited
States minister to Guatemala, to the de
partment of state at Washington City:
"Both countries are now under military
control, and all dispatches are subjected
to censorship. I have already demanded
of this ' government that the rights and
property of American citizens be respected,
and have had every assurance that Amer
icans will be treated with every considera
tion." Claims of the Salvadorlans.
News from Santana, San Salvador, says:
" The Guatemalan government with the
intention of helping the traitor Villavi
eeucio, ordered two of its best generals to
invade our territory with troops. They
were Japalapa and Santa Rosa, who enjoy
the reputation of being very brave. They
were driven out of Stlvadorian territory
in two great battles. Two bloody battles
that followed on Guatemalan territory in
which the Salvadorians were victorious.
caused great loss to the enemy, who
lost artillery, guns and ammunition. Sal
vador has proved the justice of her cause
by force of arms, and will not solicit nor
accept a peace that is not honorable.
From the start we did not care to provoke
war." This is signed by "Carlos Ezcta."
Another dispatch was as follows, from
San Salvador: "We have gained five
glorious victories over Guatemala, Our
forces are now oierating on Guatemalan
territory. Our spoils of war are large."
This was signed by A may a, director Sal
Guatemalans See It Differently.
At tbe Guatemalan legation the follow
ing has been received: ' r.zeta s army
having attacked the Guatemalan forces
situated on the frontier were defeated by
our army under the command of Gen.
Payetano Sanchez. The enemy retired in
the greatest disorder, abandoning Guate
malan territory, which they bad invaded.
Their losses were heavy and they left in
the hands of our army three cannons and
all their equipments." This was signed
by Martinez Sabaral, foreign minister.
Slexed an American Vessel.
The steamer Colina, of the Pacific Mail
Steamship company, has been seized by
the Gautemalan government at San Jose
de Gauteinala because it had arms on
board destined for Salvadorean ports.
Now it is learned that the steamship com
pany informed the United States govern
ment of the seizure and that govern
ment immediately telegraphed the United
States minister in Gsutemala denying the
right of the government to interfere with
the vessel, and demanded the surrender of
the steamer and her cargo. The Pacific
Mail company has made a demand for full
Indemnity, and it is learned that Guate
mala has granted the company a subsidy,
presumably as a sop to t erberns.
Troops Ordered to Advance.
Guatemala has ordered ber troops now
on the frontier, some 6,(00, to immediately
cross into Salvador and march on toward
San Salvador. In the meantime the Gua
temalan troops at other points will 1
drawn in as rapidly as possible and sent
on to re-enforce the invaders. Xo word of
communication has been received here
from Salvador and what is going on there
is not known. It is llieved, however,
that the entire population will rally to
General Kzeta's standard and make a com
mon defense of their country.
A neutral attitude will lx maintained
by the Mexican government for the pres
ent. KITect on Nicaragua Canal.
Back of this whole question there is
one of great importance to Americans,
naturally the outlook for the Nicaragua
canal and the effect upon that enterprise
resulting from war. I:, is the generally
accepted lielief in Central America, and a
thoroughly well founded one, too, that if
Guatemala succeeds in overcoming San
Salvador and also Nicaragua, she w ill load
down the waterway with so many conces
sions as to make its completion impractic
able, if not iniposible. The many Ameri
cans who are down there are to a man in
terested in the defeat of Guatemala for
Honduras Ready for Trouble.
New York, July 2tt The Herald has
the following from Tegucigalpa, Hondu
ras, dated June 30: "All this country is
greatly excited. Every village and town
has all its troops in readiness and revolu
tion is expected at any moment, and the
revolutionists are, they say. organizing
themselves in Nicarauga. I hear that Sal
vador and Gautemala will soon be at war
and that Nicaraugua is to help Salvador,
while Hond uras is to prevent the Nicar
auguans from doing so by not allowing
them to pass through her country."
Road house Arraigned.
VAN Wert, O., July M. The prelimin
ary bearing of Fireman Roadhouse was
held here yesterday afternoon. The court
room was crowded. Roadhouse pleaded not
guilty of murder, after which his counsel
stated that they waived an examination.
Roadhouse was then bound over to the
grand jury, which meets in Octolier.
Roadhouse will be taken either to Lima
or Celina jail, owing to the poorly con
structed jail here.
Dropped Dead un an Outing.
Minneapolis, Minn., July 28. A Liv
ingston special to The Tribune says: Guy
R. Pelton, of New York, Who was making
a tour of the Yellowstone park, dropped
dead while ascendiug St, Mary's moun
tain. Mr. Pelton was for two consecutive
terms a congressman from New York.
The reniains were shipHid east.
The Heligoland!- Are Not Chumps.
London, July 26. Land agents from
Berlin are flocking into Heligoland, and
real estate speculation on the little Island
is rampant. The natives have raised their
prices ten shillings per square foot since
Cxdar Rapids, Iowa, July 26.-At
fjrbana, Benton county, J. D. Burrel's
tore and the Masonic and Odd Fellows'
hall were destroyed by fire. Lout, TJG,OOV
Home years ago we were very much
cubject to severe spells of cholera morbus;
and now when we feel any of the symp
toms that usually preceed that ailment,'
such as sickness at the stomach, diar
rhea, etc., we become scary. We have
found Chamberlain s Remedy the very
uung to straighten one out in such cases.
ana always Keep it about, it is some
what similar to tbe usual cholera cures,
but seems to contain ingredients that ren
der it more pleasant to take, and that do
their work more quickly. Sheriff Dever
enx tells us that be is subject to cholera
morbus, and recently felt a spell coming
on, when be obtained a bottle of Cham
berlain's Colic Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy and two doses made' him all
right. We are not writing this for a pay
testimonial, but to let our readers know
what is a good thing to keep in the
nouse. iToy, ib.an.) vuer.
For sale by Hartz & Bahnsen.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
A.T POPULAR PRICES
v Is always to be found at
Robt, Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT- IA-
For Men, Ladies and
Typhoid fever is prevalent at Salem,
The Lifhiph Valley, Pa , conl company
haf put its fc,i)0 miners on full time.
Kitssiii has increased the tariff duties on
starvh, glassware, wax and cvl-liver oil.
Andrew Carnegie ha onVred to give
f"o.(M) to build a free library at Ayr, fck-ot-lanl.
Three thousand acres of grain as de
stroyd by a storm in the neighborhood of
Sydney, X. II.
Xathnniel R Iah ke, father of the late
D. It Ix.'keilVtriliuu V. Xashy), diedat
Toledo. O.. r'ridny, aged 9 years.
During the year ended Juno 30 last
4.il,21S iiiniHcr.iutH arrived in this coun
try, agninsl 4s.t19 during; the previous
There were 3,5;." priaone s sent to the
Cook county (Chicagot, Ills , jail during
the year ended April 1, isn, ni,.t of them
A poisonous inse t i giving trouble to
caMlo in the vicinity ,f Keokuk, la. It
gets into their eyes and they go blind,
Mayor George V. Pratt, of Ushkosh,
Wis., has formally withdrawn irom the
race for the Ieiuocratic nomination f
governor of I hat t-tate.
C. II. Volkert. of Dubuque, ru;ierinten
l iil of the :tote Light and Heat com
pany, is missing, and so is about f3.8oo of
i tie coni pans s money.
A -ae of gonu na Asiatic choleri is re
ported iu Pans, but was not announced
uutit the patient was recovering. There
is much alarm in the French capital.
At the investigation into the s Wing
disaster in progress at St. Paul, it was
s'iowu Friday that I h! boat bad 2u1 per
sons on l oard at the time of the disasur.
It is stated tha? the census eniiuieratois
;ave entirely iiiishI I tie town of Wayt.e.
Pa., ab Hit, foi t een luiles from I'lul.uM
olna. ou the Pennsylvania railway, niaiu
S-yinonr Kisrh, an Englishman, who
has lived in Chicago two or three years,
is mi sing, and is reported to one llrt.W
in borrowed money, for which the Icudera
have no security.
Almost the entire wheat crop of France
is si.id to have U-en ruineil by incessant
rains. The iosses are estimated at 5011,
mHi.iMO francs. The price of bread is lis
ing m Paris in consequence.
Ezra II. Ileywnod, editor of The Apra
tle of Free Ix.ve, was sentenced Thursday
at. Xcw York to two years hard labor for
a 'tiding his paper through the mails aid
puper ta-ing adjudged to be obscene litera
ture. George Man. an S-year-old boy, was
flying his kite from the roof of a house
in Xew York Thursday, when he stepped
into the oien air-shaft and fell nveetoriea
to the bottom, Iwing niashed almost to a
' Pierre Dalamere and hU wife and Jean
Ganthier, their barkeeper, have been in
dicted for murder at (juebec for causing
the tire by which five members of the Ma
randa family lost their lives Wednesday.
A cream of tartar baking powder. 5ighet of
all in laaveniac itreagth. U. S. Ootumattnt JU-
THK LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
CARSE & CO.,
Children, all noted for fit, wear, comfort and durability.
1622 Second Avenue.
3011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer io
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet
Choice Family Groceries
. , , , C1'- T" enue and Twenty-first St . Rook Man .
P. ro-n'aS .".' ' h" iU ' 'owe., lirtr prie. A ..,. of pab;:.
J. T. DIXOJNT,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
Second Hand Goods
- uuc. price paia lor food, of DT kind.
'- ; mi aecond Avennf
J-tEUD APT"R1T .r TTTom
Has opened his New and Spacious-
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue
where be would be pleased to see his friends. '
..a.rff;u?,v.a;;:;,y &tate?.;y;:7 ?-g-a"'
P. OT. HERLlTZKfl.
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Practical Tile ai Brick M Layer.
Residence 819 Twenty-first St. Yard neap St. Paul Depot,
Rock Island, I1L
iartlaaUsfBraUhe4foranyklndof Tile or BrtrH .k u , . .ki..
AND SCHOOL SUrPLIES-
TMti?ir)nJittriHi made from r-vr-Md
flavored with all tbe popular Aaron.. In L , s .
AYE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL
and Dealer in New and
Will trade, ,
ell or bur anrthln.
'""J"- ""P"rtng don, with neataes. and dlpsicb.