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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, JULY 31, l9p.
Published Dully and Weekly t IBM Second Ave
nne, Rock Island, 111.
J. W. POTTER. -
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TnUBSDAT, Jclt 31, 1890.
For United States Senator Joh M. PALVta.
For Mate Ttessnrer Edward 8. WlLsoit.
rp aunt, of Pnhlic Instruction HwBT Kaab.
, 1 John Hutaht,
iror iTosives iiiiuuis i ...N. W.
For State Senator R. H HnofA
... I GtOROl W. Vihtok
For Representatives f Jon A. Wilsoh.
For Coontr Jtidee
For County Clerk Charim Criuti
FnrSherilt C D. GOKDOM
For Treasurer Go. B. Buowjia
For ConntySupt. of Schools. Chs. B Marshall
Democratic Congressional Conysntion
The Democratic voters In the several counties
composing the Eleventh Congressional District
are requested to send delegates to a Congressional
convention to he held at Monmouth, Illinois,
Turadar. Aoamwt Sth, 1 SOU. T
at 11 o'clock a. m., for the pnrnoae of nominating
a candidate for congress, and to traasact such
other business aa may be presented for the con
aideration of the convention.
The several counties in the congressional dis
trict will be entitled to a representation on abasia
of one delegate fur every 800 votes and one for a
fraction of 100 votes or over cast for Cleveland
and Thurman In 18, aa follows:
Counties. Vote 1383
By order of the Democratic Congressional Com
mlttee of the Eleventh congressional district of
llinois. J. W. POTTER, Chairman.
Monmouth, 111., July 13, H90.
IV hat an tcmtnent loiran lfas to Say
About eorffe W. Vinton, Keq.
UcnusaTON. Iowa, July 28 I learn
upon my return from a trip to the north
em Jakes that my friend Geo. W. Vinton
E?q . of Moline, bas been nominated by
the democracy of your district aa a can
didate for the legislature. It la gratify
ing, I can assure you, to the democrats of
this city to know that & former citizen,
who was so highly esteemed by all classes,
should receive this recognition: "
.- Mr. Vinton while here, most ably and
satisfactorily filled the position of alder
man from the Second ward, and wa9 also
the chairman of the democratic ward com
mittee. He always took a deep interest
in the success of the democratic party
and by hia liberality, and generous and
efficient services, materially aided in
perchinc victory on our banner.
I have observed that it is the policy of
the democratic party in your state to
nominate as candidates for the legisla
ture men of unquestioned social and po
litical standing who are loyal to toe par
ty, and unflinching in devotion to its
principles men who are opposed to the
McKinlcy high tariff bill and the Lodge
election bill. in air. vinton you win
have a champion of the masses as against
the class, and though formerly engaged
in manufacturing, be favors free raw ma
terials. a radical reduction of the present
infamous tariff tax on the necessaries of
life, and a decided increase on the lux
wries. As I understand it. Gen. Palmer
who Mr. ViDton will cast a vote for U.
S. semtor. proposes to "fight it out on
this line if it takes all summer."
I hope we may receive the news on the
night of the election of Mr. Vinton's
triumphant election, and the democrats
of Burlin&ton will unite with those of
Hock Island in a common rejoicing.
Very truly, W. V. Dodoe
The above ia a very flittering endorse
ment, indeed, and cornea from a gentle
man who stands high among Iowa demo
crate. Mr. Dodge has been twice elected
to the state senate from hia district, and
is now prominently talked of for state
treasurer. While the ARocsis pleased to
know of tbe favorable opinion that the
democrats of Burlington entertain for Mr
Vinton, it can assure Mr. Dodge and his
Iowa friends that be is held in the same
esteem here, and that on election day be
will receive, with hia colleague on the
ticket, Mr. John A. Wilson, the solid sup
port of the democratic party of this sen
Se-crrtary Tracy Pleased.
New IxiSboX, Conn., July 31. Wednes
day iiiornini; Secretary Tracy went up to
the ititval station on the torpedo boat
Cunhing. Ho was received by CHpt.
Iinnce and hovn over the station. The
secretary expressed much satisfaction
with the location And natural advantages
of the tm-ition. He visited the fresh
water linsiu at. the north of the station
And was favorably impressed with it.
Heath of Cien. Pratt.
NofcTii Wf.vmoi:th, Mass., July 31.
Ger.. I3nj.imii F. I'ratt died at the hos
pital at Worcester Tuesday, aged fi6,
During the war he enlisted as captain of
company It, Thirty-fifth regiment Massa
chusetts infantry. He served one term
each in the Massachusetts house and
Stanley Recovering His Health.
London-, Jnly 31. Dr. Parke, who has
been in attendance upon Stanley since tho
explorer's recent attack of illness, has re
turned to Indon and reports that his
services are no longer required and that
fctanley is making splendid progress to
wards com p lete recovery.
Help Wanted for Cyclone Suflforers.
Lawuesce, Mass., July 31. The relief
committee has decided to issue a call fo(
outside assistance for the cyclone suffer
ers and a telegram was sent to the may-
ors or Lsostorj, ixweil, Worcester, Haver
hill, Lynn, and Manchester, X. II., ask
ing for financial aid.
High Water in A nstrla.
Viexna, July 31. The surrounding
country has been inundated by the Salz
ache river which has overflowed its banks.
Many houses along the line of tha river
have been swept away and the occupants
drowned. I he railway station at Bisch
ofshofen is flooded.
Yield of the Comstoek Lode.
Vibqikia, Nev., July 31. Sworn state
m ents of the superintendent filed with tha
count J assessor, show that tho total ore
yield of the Comstoek lode mines daring
the quarter ended JuneSu, lsw, aggro
gated 63,093 tons, yielding 11,300,013 in
A New President for Amherst.
Spriwfield. Mass.. July 3L Morrill
Edward Gates, president of Rutgers ool
Um was chosen president of Amherst
college yesterday, to
succeed Julius H.
All Qaiet at Bneaos Ayr es
Rio si JAJtEiBO, July 81 Advioee from
Buenos Ayree are that quiet is restored.
The loaders of tha insurrection have ac
cepted tho term offered by the govern
Old Senate Functionary
Too Late for Once.
HE MISSES AN ANCIENT PRIVILEGE
Vice President Morton Spoils On of the
Interesting- Srenes of the senate Cock
rell Hakes the "Houso of Lords" Laugh
la the Tariff a Tax on Horn Products?
St; Paul Must Stand a Recount A
Committee Appointed to Investigate
Washington Citt, July 31. Vice Presi
dent Morton, having spent a day or two in
Washington City, will return to Rhineolifr
to complete his vacation. At least one
man in Washington City will De glad to
see him go. This is old Capt. Bassett, the
picturesque doorkeeper of the senate. Mr.
Morton unintentionally put an indignity
upon the old gentleman yesterday morn
ing. For the past fifty years or so Mr.
Bassett has been the official announcer, to
to speak, of messages from the president
and tbe house of representative.
Capt. Bassett in Action.
The manner in which ha introduces the
bearers of irtssages ia one of the interest
ing features of the day's performance
in the Senate. Whenever Private Secre
tary Prudeu or Clerk McPherson appaars
in the doorway the old man rushes to hia
side, bows his white head to tbe vice pres
ident, grows redder than a lobster iu tha
face, and in a voice that sounds as if it
came from the basement, calls the atten
tion of the senate to tho fact that a mes
sage from the president has been sent in.
Morton Gets Ahead of Uira.
Mr. Bassett allows nothing to interfere
with his daily performances. He keeps an
eagle eye on the doorway and eats his
lunoh in a corner behind a screen, so that
he can not be caught unprepared. Mr.
Morton caused the old man's downfall
yesterday morning, much to his chagrin.
Mr. Bassett was standing at the vice pres
ident's desk when the clerk of the house
appeared with a message. Failing to no
tice the old man s desperate struggles to
rush up the aisle, Air. Morton announced
Clerk .Mcl'herson, and tbe message was
delivered befoie Mr. Bassett could make
his bow. It is probable, however, that he
will swallow his mortification and restrain
bis inclination to resign iu order to get
even with Mr. Morton.
Blade the Senate Laugh.
It is very rarely that the dignified sena
tors are made to laugh, but there was one
of those rare occasions yesterday. Cock-
Mi had been giving some figures .& to
the comparative work dona by -ne senate
and house and Suowing that the senate
was away, ahead in the matter. He gave
the credit to the Democrats, who, he said.
had been models of forbearance and con
servatism, and yet, he continued. Demo
crats were criticised the moment they
wanted a little explanation and a little
light on the tariff bill. If there was a
Democratic majority in the senate, and
had it made an attempt to pass tbe bills
for the admission of New Mexico and
Arizona, the senator from Maine (Frye)
would have pranced up and down the cen
ter aisle, and the senator from Vermont
(Edmunds) would have raised his voice.
They would hare roared like caged lions,
and screamed like chained hyenas laugh
ter against the action of the Democratic
majority. Why, he asked, had not the
house disposed of more bills than it had
disposed off The reason was that it ig
nored, in its organization and changed
rules, the fundamental principles of par
THE NATIONAL LEGISLATURE.
Summary of the Transactions of the Two
Houses of Congress.
Washington Citt, July 31. In tho sen
ate yesterday the resolution to meet here
after at In a. m. was agreed to. Memo
rials were presented from tbe District Re
publican association asking the passage
of the national election bill, and from the
District Wage Workers' Alliance against
the passage of the bankruptcy bill. Mor
rill and Carlisle spoke at length on the
tariff question. Tbe duty on chloroform
in the bill was reduced from 40 to 2o cents.
A number of reductions proposed by Dem
ocrats were rejected. The conference re
port on the District of Columbia appro
priation bill was discussed, but not dis
In the house fifteen requests for leaves
of absence were presented, but on objec
tion of members who feared the house
might be left without a quorum they
were passed over. The conference report
on the District of Columbia appropriation
bill was discussed and agreed to. The
senate irrigation amendment to the sun
dry civil bill was discussed without ac
tion. Morrill, Sawyer, Sruyser, Goodnight,
and Martin of Indiana were appointed the
committee to Investigate the "pension of
fice. THE MEAT OF THE MATTER. ,
Do Consumers Pay a Tax When They Duy
Washington Citt, July 31. Carlisle
made the principal speech in the senate
yesterday against the tariff bilL In the
course thereof he said he thought that no
senator would deny that whenever an ar
ticle of a certain kind and quality was
actually imported and sold in the Ameri
can market in competition with domestic
articles of the same kind and quality , the
amount of tbe duty was added to the
price of tbe domestic article.
11 isrock Does Deny It, However.
This proposition was challenged and de
nied by Hiscofk, who asked whether the
tax of 15 cents a bushel on tha 1 2,000,000
bushels of potatoes imported from Canada
added 15 cents a bushel to the potato crop
of the United states, and Carlisle's an
swer was t hat it did add IB cents a bushel
to the American potatoes sold in the im
mediate market where the Canadian pota
toes were sold. Tbe amount of importa
tion, however, was so inconsequential as
to have no effect on the general price of
potatoes in the United States.
The Crooked St. FanI Census.
Washington Citt, July 81. Notwith
standing the efforts already made by Sen
ator Davis, and to be made by a St. Paul
citisens' committee, tho recount of the
census ordered for that city will go on.
SuDerintendent Porter says the returns
give evidence of widespread rascality. In
one of the largo newspaper buildings he
aid that ninety editors, reporters, and
compositors were enumerated as servants,
and then again enumerated at their reel'
donees. In one blook, where twenty -six
families were reported to be living, fifteen
of tbat nuuiber were put down as having
ten members each, which exactly filled up
the census schedule.
Morrill Hot for Reciprocity.
Washixgtos City, July 81. During
speech on the tariff bill in the senate yes
terday Morrill made an allusion to Secre
tary Blaine's reciprocity idea. He said
tbat South America aa a whole was
an agricultural country, raising cattle,
sheep and horses and farm products, not
only sufficient for their own use, but for ex
portation. To carry any of those products
there, in the vaiu hope of finding a m ar-
ket, would be like "carrying coals to New
Indians In the Public Schools.
Washington Citt, July 31. Indian
Commissioner Morgan bas notified the
school authorities ia the different states
where Indians are living that the govern
ment will pay for the tuition of Indian
children admitted to the public schools.
As the Indians are not citizens they can
not avail themselves of tbe advantage of
the public schools. The Indian bureau
offers to pay $10 a quarter for each Indian
attending the public schools.
WORLD'S FAIR LEGISLATION.
fhe Amendment Resolution and Enabling
Kilt Nearly Completed.
Springfield, Ills., July HI. The senate
yesterday passed the bill appropriating
for the expenses of the extr session. The
fair bill was then taken up and passed
with only one dissenting v te CampbelL
The bill was not altered :'rom the form
in which it was advanced to second read
ing Tuesday. When the .loint constitu
tional amendment resolution was returned
from the house tbe ameud ment releasing
the state from any obliga:iou as to tbe
fair funds was rejected, while that giving
the bonds thirty years to ran was agreed
to. The senate then adjourned.
The house took up the constitutional
amendment resolution, and a long debate
nsued on an amendmont providing that
the city of Chicago shall be repaid her
rabscription to the fair be fore any other
lebts are settled when the business is
losed up. The proposition was defeated
by a large majority. The resolution was
amended so as to require tbe payment of
the bonds issued on subscription in thirty
years. The resolution as 'amended was
then adopted with but two dissenting
rotes. The fair bill was then tackled (the
ine passed by the senate) and it was re
ferred to the judiciary committee, after
which the house adjourned for the day.
BIG BLAZE AT CHICAGO.
Forty Acres of Lumber Tai ds Burned Over
Loss, '400,0 0.
Chicago, July 31. Fin', supposed to
have originated from a spark from a loco
motive, started about 7 o'c'.ock p. m. yes
terday in the lumber yards just north of
the mouth of the Chicago river. Fanned
by a strong breeze it spread rapidly, burn
ing over nearly forty acra before it was
subdued. The total loss ill exceed 300,
D00. Ayres&Co.'s lumber yards and the
Fitzsimmons & McConly Dredging com
pany are among the heav est losers. The
tire destroyed uearly f",K) worth of
freight cat s belonging to the Northwest- i
era Railroad company, badly burned sev
eral hundred feet of docks, scorched and
damaged several vessels laying in the
lighthouse slip, and badly damaged the
The Base Ball Players.
Chicago, aJuly 31. Scores recorded by
the expert combinations yesterday were
as follows: League: At Pittsburg Pitts
burg 5, New York 14; batteries Gumbert
and Decker, Rusie and Buckley. At Cin
cinnati Cincinnati 0, Boston 3; batteries
Khines and Harrington, Clarkson and
Bennett. At Cleveland Cleveland 5,
Brooklyn 15; batteries Gai fleld,Smith and
i miner, Terry and Clark. At Chicago
Chicago 8, Philadelphin 9; batteries
Htcb'iuson and Kittridga, Gleason and
Brotherhood: At Bufl alo Buffalo 5,
Philadelphia 12; batteries Twitchell,
Haddock and Mack, Knell and Hallman.
At Pittsburg First game) Pittsburg 3,
New York 10; batteries Maul and Fields,
Keefe and Ewing: (second game) Pitts
burg 9, New York 12; latteries Galvin
and Fields, Crain and Ew ng. At Cleve
land Cleveland 2, Boston 4; batteries
O'Brien and Sutcliffe, Hadbourne and
Swett. At Chicago Chic ago 5, Brooklyn
batteries King and Farrell, Weyhing
Western: At Kansas City Des Moines
10, Kansas City 14; at Sioi x City St. Paul
8. Sioux City 2; at Denvet Milwaukee 14,
Denver 5; at Omaha Minneapolis 4, Oma
J. W. Ileaton was arrested at Chicago
Wednesday fortheshootlt gof Dick Brown
at Benton Harbor, Mich. Brown is said
to be fatally wounded.
The American "squadron of evolution,"
composed of the three new cruisers, Chi
cago, Boston, and Atlantii, which bas been
for some months on a voyage in European
and South American waters, arrived Tues
day night at New York.
The comptroller of the currency has au
thorized the Union National bank of Den
ver, Colo., to hegiu business, with a capi
tal of tl.OOO.OOO.
Patrick Layman, 9 yeais old, is on trial
at Middletown, Conn., for knocking a
playmate named Alfred Johnson out ol a
boat aud drowning him.
Miss Dunn, youngest daughter of J. C.
Dunn, a wealthy Philadelphian, has gone
insane as a result of religious excitement
at Asbury park, N. J.
The total number of lives lost in Pelis
siercoal mine at St Eti jnne, France, was
ninety-eight, instead of 120, as first re
Fire broke out in the Pew building -at
Seneca falls, N. l., Wednesday morning.
and before the flames could be subdued
the principal part of the business portion
oX tbe town was laid in rulus. Whole
blocks were swept away. The throe news
paper offices and Western LTnion Telegraph
company's office were detroyed. The loss
is estimated at about t6U,000.
John Scbomers, a LaCiosae, Wis., alder
man, received probably fatal injuries
Wednesday night iu an Attempt to jump
from a fast-moving trail..
Sarah Bramagh, of Ireland, has begun
suit to obtain a portion of the late A. T.
Stewart's estate, she clal nlng to ba one of
In tbe stomach of tha body of a man
who died at the insane hospital at Inde
pendence, Ia., Wednesday, a post-mortem
examination discovered two lead pencils,
a tenpenoy nail, two tiwels. half of a
whisk-broom, aud two pine sticks, each
six inches long.
An original package saloon was opened
at Bed Oak, Ia., Wet nosday, and did
business for three hours, when tbe sher
iff closed it, and three a:tions have been
begun against the proprietors.
Marion Smith, a Semit ary, Ills., young
man who developed a mania for kissing
the girls, willy nilly, a ad regardless of
time or place, has been fined 13 and costs
by a justice.
Miss Minnie Gogran a ad J. M. Taylor
left Hallston, Mich., for Mnnising Tues
day night on a railroad tricycle. Tbey
were run into by a train. Miss Gogran In
stantly killed, and Tayl r badly injured.
President Harrison will positively bo at
Boston on Aug. 12, the dsy of the G. A. Re
parole. A Rascally Treasurer.
Babnou, Minn., July 31. William Olive
treasurer of the school district, was ar
rested yesterday for em'iezzling $3,500 of
school funds and obtaining $0,000 from
banks and private individuals in Duluth
under false pretenses. C e has been work
ing his dishonest scheme t for a year and a
Brutal Wor k by Strikers.
New York, July 31. John Taylor, of
this city, was probably iatally beaten by
strikers at the factory of the Standard
Wood Turning company Jersey City, yes
terday. Taylor was about to apply for
work at the factory, in which there is a
strike, when he was set upon by the strik
There'll Be a Qalok Acceptance.
Bridgeport, Conn., July 8L James
Quick, a builder's appreitice, has learned
that an ancle in Australia has left him
1200,000 on condition tbi he shall go to
Australia and take cfcarge of a large
ranch there. Quick can e to this country
from England three yea n ago.
Drowned la On It Lake.
Kalamazoo, Mich., July 81 Yesterday
afternoon at Gull Lake tesort. a sail-boat
containing eight people eapsized. Numer
ous boats put out from Uiore, and seven
were rescued, but Mrs. lioswell Strong, of
Homer, aged 24, was dro wned. 9
Mads a Mile In 2:11 1-2.
Cleveland, O., July 81. At the grand
circuit trotting mcetinj; here yesterday
Adonis, in the free-for-all pace, made a
mile in 2:11, but coulc. not keep it up
and the purse was taken by Hal Pointer,
whose best time was 2:.".
I TILLMAN ON TOP.
Politics as jBhe Is Run in South
DANDIDATE WITH A BODYGUABD.
Twenty-Ate Men Wearing Red Shirts and
Heavily Armed Look After the Safety
of the Alliance Candidate for Governor
Farmers Having It All Their Own
Way South Michigan Prohibitionists
and Tennessee Repnbllcaus Get Into Lino
for the Fight.
Columbia, S. C, July 31. The last
meeting of importance in the campaign
was held at Orangeburg Tuesday. .This
town is the home of Judge Izler, ope of
the state senators charged by Capt. Till
man with having perjured themselves,
ud it was feared there would be a row.
Great precautions were taken to prevent
trouble. The executive committee re
quested that no visitors come from out
fide the county, and that no organized
bodies come to the meeting. Izler's friends
were prevailed upon to remain away from
tbe meeting. There were 3,0)0 persons
present, Tillman having a large ma
jority. A Red-Shlrted Body-Guard.
A remarkable feature of tbe meeting
was Capt. Tillman's body guard. It con
listed of twenty-five men wearing red
ihirts and conspicuously armed to the
teeth. Tillman spoke without interrup
tion. In charging perjury against those
lenators who did not vote for a census by
which reapportionment of representation
could be secured, Capt. Tillman did not
mention Judge Izler's name as he has
lone at all other meetings. His speech
nros unusually temperate.
An Interrupter Denounced.
While Gen. Earle was speaking the
crowd seemed to be rowdy and the general
was frequently interrupted. Oue of the
Tillman men iu the crowd told Gen. Earle
that he was corrupt. Earle denounced
him as a liar, and for a time there was
considerable excitement. Earle was very
aggressive in the face of an overwhelming
majority against him. It is now gener
ally conceded that Tillman will have
majority in the August convention.
OTHER POLITICAL NEWS.
ricket Nominated by the Michigan
hthitionlsts The Platfo-ui.
Laxsiv.g, i,Ju;, ol. The state Pro
hibition convention here yesterday nomi
nated the following ticket: Governor, Aeo
rah S. Part rid je, grand president of the
Patrons of Husbandry; lieutenant govern
or, Henry J. Allen, master workman
Michigan K. of ; secretary of state, .
S. Parmentcr; auditor general, Maj. Ives;
state treasurer, Anson P. Coddington;
land office commissioner, Carlton Peck;
attorney geueral, James D. Adsit; super
intendent public instruction. Professor
Howell; member state board of education.
Professor Colt; supreme judge, Noah W.
A Comprehensive Platform.
The platform adopted is broad enough
for all the anti-monopoly elements in the
state. It demauds prohibition of the
liquor traffic, the establishment of postal
savings banks, a reduction of the tariff, a
per diem service pension law, government
control of railroads and telegraph lines,
the Australian ballot system, equal suf
frage, the prohibition of speculation in
margins, and tbe formation of trusts and
combines, and urges legislation that will
insure to the laborer a just return for bis
labor. The Prohibitionists are confident
tbat their ticket and platform will draw
nearly as heavily upon the Patrons of In
dustry vote as though the combine planned
had been adhered to at tbe Patrons' con
ference. ebraka Independent Party.
Lincoln, Neb., July 81. The Independ
ent state convention did not get through
its work until 4 a. m. yesterday, having
been up all night. The full ticket is ai
follows: Governor, J. H. Powers; lieuten
ant governor, W. H. Deck; secretary of
state, M. C. Mayberry; treasurer, J. V.
Wolfe; auditor, John Beatty; attorney
general, (Jcorge Y. Ldgerton; commis
sioner of public lands and buildings, W,
F. Wright; superintendent of public in
struction. Professor D. Almond. The
First district delegates unauimously nom
inated ex-Senator an Wyck for congress.
Prohibition Killed the Paper.
Omaha, Neb., July 31. The troubles of
the Omaha Republican have culminated.
Last night the editorial and mechanical
force refused to go to work unless paid.
Maj. Wilcox, tbe proprietor, acknowledged
his inability to pay, and tbe paperstopped.
The office is badly involved, its floating
debt amount ing to about $50,000. Of this.
152,800 is due for labor. The paper's recent
flop to support prohibition lost it all re
Republicans ot Tennessee.
"Nashville, Tenn., July 31. The Repub
licans of the state held their state con ven
tlon here yesterday. Lewis F. Baxter was
nominated for governor by acclamation
The platform indorses tbe administration
of Harrison, tbe effort of Republican con
gressinen to enact a protective tariff law.
and the federal election bill; congratulates
tbe country on the wise solution of tbe
silver question, and donounces trusts.
Indorsed Itoth Vance and the Alliance.
Charlottk, N. C, July 8L The Dem
ocratic congressional convention of the
Sixth district indorsed the nomination of
Capt. Sydoeyham Alexander, the Farm
ers' Alliance candidate. Resolutions were
adopted indorsing Senator Vanca In tbe
Third district the Alliance candidate, B.
R. Grady, was indorsed by the Demo
The Alliance Man Gts There.
Atlanta, July 81. In the Seventh
Georgia congressional district Judson C.
Clements has withdrawn from the race
for the Democratic nomination for con
Kressman. This practically insures the
selection of Col. Everett, the Farmers' Al
North Dakota Republicans.
Minneapolis, Minn., July 31. A Grand
Forks (N. D.) special says: The North Da
kota Republican convention nominated
Capt. Burke for governor, Roger Allen for
lieutenant governor, and M. N. Johnson
Another Alllanoo Man Chosen.
Atlanta. Ga., July 31. C. L. Moses,
an Allianoe man. was yesterday nomin
ated forcontress by the Fourth district
George Francis train is to start from
Tuooma, Wash., Aug. T to try to circum
navigate the gobe in fifty -seven days.
THE DEAD ARE FOURTEEN.
Seven More Dodies of the Louise-Virginia
Collision Vict itns Recovered.
Baltimore, July 3L All yesterday
crowd of busy searchers with grappling
irons aud hooks were fishing the waters
In the vicinity of Monday night's disas
ter on tbe river for bodies of victims. Sev
en bodies were recovered. They were: Har
ry Kopp, Lena Beets, Lillie Griggs, Annie
Ruth, Mrs. Sophia Faber, Mrs. Lizzie
Grenoer, and Willie BeigaL The bodies
were in a badly decomposed condition,
and presented a sickening appearance.
The flesh of the faces and other parts of
the bodies 'was eaten away by crabs.
They were recognized mainly by their
clothes and jewelry. .
Two Additional Deaths Expected.
It now seems that the total number of
persons who lost their lives by the disas
ter is fourteen. In addition to these known
or supposed to have been drowned and
killed, it is probable that death will soon
claim two other victims,wbo are now ly
ing at ine point ot aeatn, an nope Having
been abandoned. These will swell the list
of fatalities to sixteen. .
CAPS THE CLIMAX.
A ChampionCase of Greed for
LAWLESSNESS IN AN (rffI(r0TI.
Would-te Oil Hunters Propose to Ur a
Town to Make a Site for Well-Boring
Numerous Incendiary Fires Keep the
People in a Panic A Uvtectlve Who
Unearthed the Villainy Threatened with
Toledo," O., July 31. A most extra
ordinary condition of affairs prevails at
Bairdstown, an oil village on the Balti
more and Ohio railroad, about twenty
miles south of this city. It has had five
incendiary fires within a week, and every
business house has been destroyed. The
alleged cause is this: Some time ago the
authorities passed an ordinance forbid
ding the sinking of any gas or oil wells
within the town limits. Men who were
holding town lots at big prices, hoping to
sell them to oil men, thus found their
Wanted an Oil Well Kite.
Remarks were made to the effect tbat
"what is below the ground is more valua
ble than what is above it." The idea that
a section of the community, as is inti
mated, would set deliberately to work to
burn up the town with the view of con
verting the site into oil-producing terri
tory, is something so singular that one
cau scarcely believe it to be possible, and
yet this statement is publicly intimated
by citizens of the destroyed village. A
Cincinnati detective named Burkett went
there a few days ago, and soon declared
that the citizens were engaged in a con
spiracy to burn the town.
Wantad to Lynch the Detective.
An indignation meeting was held, and
the excitement became so intense that a
scheme was started to lynch him. There
fore on Monday night he was taken from
tbe calaboose and taken to tbe woods.
where a rope was placed around his neck.
It is claimed that the object was simply to
frighten the fellow, but Mayor Nusbaum
reached the scene of tbe lynching none
too soon, as tho young fellow was even
then being "lifted." -Half dead with
fright he begged plteously for mercy, and
promised to leave the town.
Some of the Cit liens Object.
The result of all this was to arouse the
citizens whose property would be sacri
ficed to a sense of the danger. Armed
Mien are now patrolling the streets to pre
vent further incendiarism and men, women
and children are in mortal terror for fear
they will be compelled by fire to flee from
their homes at auy moment. Every resi
dent has his goods packed ready for emer
gencies. One man, whose name is not
given, was arrested on suspicion last
night. At tbe last fire three families bare
ly escaped with their lives, aud one mer
chant bas had to pack his goods and move
three times in the past week on account of
EXPLAINING THEIR FAILURE.
the Argentine Rebels Admit Making Sev
LoxDO. July 81. The Times' Buenos
Ay res disputch says tbat every house was
converted into a citadel Tuesday night.
The insurgents state that they found the
ammunition boxes in tbe government
tores empty instead of full, as they should
have been according to tbe official store
book. This thwarted their plans, and to
gether with their error in not tearing up
the railroads to prevent transportation of
troojis from the interior and iu Dot mak
ing the minister of war prisoner at tbe
DUtset, accounts, they say, for the failure
of their cause. The exasperation against
President Celman and his colleagues is
said to be intense. It is feared that un
less Celman resigns au attempt will be
made upon his life.
Celman Doesn't See It That Way.
Celuinn appears not to realize tbe im
portance of his position. He has made
tbe statement tbat only such a military
mutiny could show tbe people bow little
be thought of resigning. It is reported
that the rebellions squadron has surren
dered. The payment of all bills has been
deferred one month. The minister of war
has issued a bulletin pardoning the mu
tineers in the rauks, and declaring that
300,000 members of tbe National guard
stood ready to defend the couutry.
The Drought in Kansas.
Stockto'n, Kan., July S'.. The long c sa
tin ue drought has so dried up vegetation
in Rooks county that everything is like
tinder, and it would take but a spark to
start one of the worst (ires ever seen iu the
west. Constant wat b is being kept over
the county to prevent a conflagration.
Tbe crops are entirely gone aud now the
people are only trying to prevent the de
struction of their homes. The whole west
ern party of the comity in given up to the
grating of cattle and the cattlemen want
to burn off the dried grass in order to
make a better growth for fall. Iu order
to prevent this the farmers have organ
ized into squads and are patrolling the
whole county, ready to light, if necessary,
to prevent tho loss of w hat the drought
has lef them.
Oettlng Rid of Vselesa Pensioners.
LON'DOV, July 31. The English treasury
is engaged in getting rid of perpetual pen
sions paid for nominnl services. The duke
of St. Albans, whose ancestor was ap
pointed keeper of the hawks by King
James II, 200 years ago, is to receive a
lump Bum of f.H),(XMI in full compensation
for bis pension of tilxmt $), I n year.
Other similar sinecures are to terminate
on like conditions.
A Weil-Known Engineer Killed.
Colcmbcs, O.. July 81. John H. Mull,
one of the best known engineers in the
country, who has been employed by the
Chicago, St. Louis and Pittaburg railroad
in that capacity for the past twenty-five
years, was struck by the limited express
at Bradford Junction yesterday and in
Twenty-Three Widows Hegln Suits.
UmosTowK.Pa,, July 31. Twenty-three
Dunbar widows arrived in town yesterday
and eutered suits against the Dunbar Fur
nace company for damages for the death
of their husbands in the Hill Farm miun.
Tbe amount of damages claimed is not
known, but will be uniform.
Nettie Clark Prostrated.
Providen-ck, R L, July 81. Nettie
Clark, tbe young woman who is held at
Or a d son awaiting trial on a charge of
forgery, is completely prostrated, and her
health is breaking down.
Prelerred Suicide to Rabies.
Summit, Pa., July 81. Miss Jennie
Hartman, who was bitten by a pet dog
ton days ago, shot herself dead Tuesday.
Fear of hvdronbobia Hnsettled her mind.
Borne years ago we were very much
eubjecUo severe spells of cholera morbus;
and now when we feel any of tbe symp
toms tbat usually preceed that ailment,
such as sickness at the stomach, diar
rhea, etc., we become scary. We have
found Chamberlain's Remedy the very
thing to straighten one out in such cases.
and always keep It about. - It is some
what similar to the usual cholera cares.
bat seems to contain Ingredients that ren
der it more pleasant to take, and that do
their work more quickly. Sheriff Dever
euz tells us that he is subject to cholera
morbus, and recently felt a spell coming
on, when he 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 ia a good thine to keep in the
house. Troy, (Kan.) ChUf.
For sale by Harte 3d Bahnsen.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890
EVER OFFERED IN TH3 rRI-CITIES,
AT POPULAR PRXOES
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVhNPORT IA.
For Men, Ladies and
THE CHAIR ECAMMOCK.
For Ease and Comfort it
t ti ueusea m xne wouse, on the Veranda or out in the Yard, and hangs to ceiling beam or 1
Everybody wants it, and Everybody buys it. All complete withRo STSi
Foot Rest, no Extras needed. For sale bv
two Horns to llrr Ullrmms.
Kalamazoo. Mich., .Inly 31. Mrs. Min
nie IWk'iuy, wife of n Jat-kvu ruau, wue
ar.-eslt-.i ln:re yi-tt r.lay churned w it h l,v
lutein miulu-ry with Ueorrct Wilson. Si,e
ai-rtfl Hint ir-y htti Uen ruarritsl, and
Unow held for l.iuuinv. The minister
Wiio married l hem )h i formed the cere
mony without a lirrnw. and there ih a
prohahility of his iiug asked to account
tor his action.
Marie Six llamlreil ! Ill-,
PiTTSBl'Ru, Pa., Juiy Ml The Balti.
more and Ohio repair ami machine shopa
at CounelUvilln and Glenwood, on the
I'ittslmrg division, were closed yederday.
throw ing out of employment nearly 64
men. It is given out by the officials that
the snspension will last only thU rr s.
This i uot helinved, however, by the em
Nebraska Congressional Nominations.
Omaha, Xeb., July 31. The Republican
of the Second uistrict have nominated X.
V. Hnrlan for congress. The Democrat,
of the First district have nominated A. J.
AeroaaofUrUrUkiaz powder. Hirheet ot
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