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THE KOCK ISLAND AUG US, SATUKDAY, AUGgt 1890.
Pnbli.hed Dally and Weefcly at 18M Second Ave
nue, Rock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter,
Tbrmii Daily. 50c per month; Weekly, f3.0O
All communication of a oriHcal or argumenta
tive character, political or religious, must have
real name attached for publication No such artl
tlclea will be printed over ncttttona siirnaturcs.
Anonymous communication not noticed.
Correnpoudence solicited from every township
In Rock Inland county.
Batuhoat, August 2. 1890.
That Mar Wraaale.
The central bar committee of the SeY
enth judicial district or Iowa across the
river, in which there has been so much
stir of late over the judicial nomination,
met in the office of E. M. Sharon at 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon, pursuant to
the call of the member from Davenport,
George E. Hubbell. Mr. Filzgerald was
made chairman and Mr. Walsh secretary.
There was a long talk. It was the inten
tion of some of the members to sit upon
Judee Howat if they could. The others
saw the suicidal effect of such a course,
and the effort to nominate Judge Water
man and not nominate Judge Flow at
failed. There was some rather lively
balloting, and a good deal of discussion,
but for a long time there were no results
Resolutions were adopted equivalent to
calling for a polling of the bar of the dis
trict. The men who have the preponder
ance of favor among the attorneys will be
the men whom this committee will
doubtless nominate at the coming; meet
mi of Aug. 23.
At the First Baptist church, preach
Ing at 10:45 by the pastor Rev. C. E
Taylor. Subject. "Fair as the Morning.'
In the evening the pastor and congrega
tion meet with the other churches in the
union service al the Central Presbyterian
At the First M. E. church, preaching
at 10:45 a. m. At 7:45 p. m. seryices
conducted by Miss Georgia Ellis, of Jol
iet. Sundav school at 9:15 a. m., J. F
Robinson, superintendent, Yonng peo
pie's meeting at 7 . m, C. E. Adams
At the Ilroadway Presbyterian church,
Rev. W. S. Marquis, pastor, will preach
at 10:45 a. m. In the evening the con
gregation will join in the union meeting
to be held in the Centra! church. Young
DeoDle's meeting at 6:30 p. ra. Sabbath
school at 9:10 a. m. South Park Mission
school at 2:30 p. m.
At the United Presbyterian church
preaching by the pastor, the Rey. II. C
Marshall. In the evening the pastor will
speak at the union service in the Central
Presbyterian church, giving a report or
the International Sunday School conven
tion that was held at Pittsburg in June
and to which he was a delegate from this
At the Central Presbyterian church
at the morning service the sacrament o
the Lord's supper will be administered
The union service will be held at 7:45 in
the evening, at which Rev. C. C. Mar
shall will speak of the last annual tm-et
ing of the International Sunday school
union held at Pitltburg. Pa. Sabbath
school at 9:30 a. m.. and Y. P. S. C. E.
at 7 p. m.
ILLINOIS SOLONS ADJOURN.
The World's Fair Legislation Completed
la Good Shape.
Springfield, Ills., Aug. a The first
thing the house did yesterday was to
adopt a joint revolution providing for ad
journment sine die of the two houses at
she close of the day's session. Resolu
tions of respect to the memory of the
late ex-Speaker Miller aud Emanuel Sto
ver, W. M. Kvaus, Jcwhun White, and
Henry Decker, ex-members of the legiula
ture, were adopted, and the World's fai
enabling act was then pawed as amended
Thursday and sent to the senate. That
body haviug dixagreed to the eight-hour
and submerged lands amendments,
the matter went to conference aud the
house receded from the first and agreed to
a provision in tiie second that under no
virounistauces should the lauds reclaimed
be given over to a corporation. This
agreement was ratitird by the house,
Mooney, the author of the eight hour
amendment to the enabling act, which was
dropped by the house, offered that amend
went in the form of a joint resolution and
it was unanimously adopted. It requests
the fair directors as far as possible to
adopt the eilit hour plan and employ
only American cituuns. 1 ho hones then
adjourned sine die.
In the senate the enabling act was im
mediately taken up and the eight-hour
amendment and one providing that all
land recovered from the lake shall be the
property of Chicago to be forever main
talned as a park with rtjte"ed, and the
bill sent to confererre. The conference
agreed as reported above in the house
record, and the agreement was adopted by
the senate, which, after adopting Mooney'
joint resolution, adjourned sine die.
Scores on the Diamond.
CHICAGO, Aug. 2. Following are yes
terday's records on the bane ball field
league: At Brooklyn (First game)
Brooklyn 7, Pittsburg 8; batteries
Ilecker anil Decker, Lovett and Daily
(second game) Brooklyn 20, Pittsburg
batteries Terry and Clarke, Gibson, Os
borne and Decker. At Ciucinnati Cin
cinnatl 4, Philadelphia fi; batteries
Rhine and Harrington. Gleason and
Clements. At Indiancpolis Cleveland 3,
New York 3; batteries Garfield and Zim
nier, Welch and Clark. At Chicago
Chicago 3, Boston 8; batteries Hutchison
and Kittrtdge, Getzain and Ba nnett.
Brotherhood: At Pittsburg Pittsburg
6, Brooklyn 6; batteries Morris and
Fields, Weyhing and Kinslow. At Buffalo
Buffalo 13, Boston 2S; butteries Had
dock and Mack, (Humbert and Murphy,
phy. At Cleveland Cleveland 3,
Philadelphia 4: butteries Blakely
and Sutcliffe. Bufflngton and Hallman.
At Chicago Chicago New York 5; batter
ies Bartson and Farrell, O'Day and Ew
ing. Caterpillars Invading Texas.
New Okleaxs, La., Aug. 2. The Pica
yune's Austin, Tex., special says: Mill
ions of caterpillars have invaded the
fields iu this section of Texas and planters
and farmers are busy poisoning them.
They are rexirted very bad along the
Brazos river aud it may be that the cot
ton crop of this state will be seriously ia
jured. The pests are. at least three weeks
earlier than usual and they are here in
. great number, and make the atmosphere
very offensive with their peculiar odor.
Supposed to Have Killed Three Men.
jGbeiotfield, Mass., Aug. a The newly
buiit mill of the Fibre company, at River
aide, near the village of Turner's Falls,
was wrecked- by an explosion- at 11 o'clock
last night, and three men are supposed to
be buried in the ruins. The cause ot the
explosion is unknown. The mill had been
running but a short time. The money loss
will be several thousand dollars.
Living ob Shell-Flab.
Halifax, N. S., Aug. 2. Dispatches
from Cape Norman, N. F., report that the
people there are suffering greatly from
want of food. Not one pound of flour is
to be obtained in the district, and fam
ilies have subsisted for months on mussels
and shell-fish. On June HO snow fell to a
depth of four inches. A similar state of
affairs is reported from Qujrpon.
How It came To Be Proscribed
in the Mails.
CHICAGO MAKES THE COMPLAINT,
And Mr. Tyner Says It la a Wicked Book
The Proscription May He Reversed
First Treasury Statement Cnder the
New Form Plumb Not In Line with
Bis Republican Colleagues on the Tar
iffRailway Rates Cot by the Inter
Washington City, Aug. 9. The post-
office department has made public the de
cision under which Tolstoi's latest work,
"The Kreutser Sonata," has, been excluded
from the mails. The matter was first
called to the attention of the department
by a letter from James A. Sexton, post
master at Chicago, who forwarded under
date of July an application from a local
publishing concern to have this book ad-
itted to the mails as second-olass mat
ter as volnme 1 of a periodical "library."
Postmaster Sexton wrote that an edition
of J, 000 cepies was said to have passed
through the mails unchallenged, bmce
that time the press has called attention to
the character of the work, saying that the
cireulation has been Interdicted in Ger
many and Austria on the ground of im
Thinks Tolatol Has Degenerated.
"I am aware," savs Mr. Sexton, "that
its author is an illustrious character who
has written some works that have given
him great reputation; but a careful exam
ination of the volume forwarded convinces
me that Tolstoi's pen has sadly degener
ated, and the book is unfit to be read, and
1 submit for your consideration whether
our mails ought to be prostituted to the
circulation of such filthy trash." Under
date of July 16, Postmaster Sexton sent
to the department editorial criticisms of
the work which he had clipped from lead
Tyner Condemns the Book.
Mr. Sexton's letter was referred to the
assistant attorney general for the post-
offioe department, Mr. Tynei, by Third
Assistant Postmaster General Hazen.
Under date of July 26 Mr. Tyner wrote to
Mr. Hazen: -I return herewith the pub
lication entitled 'Kreutzer Sonata,' of
fered for mailing at the postoffioe at Chi
cago, I1L, as matter ot the second class.
After a careful examination of the publi
cation, I am of the opinion that it is of an
'indecent character.' fa-nce it is forbidden
circulation in the mr.ils by the act ap
proved Sept. 20, 188S." A subsequent ap
plication from a New York publishing
house was rejected under this decision,
A Storm of Protests.
The above action of the postoffioe de
partment has caused a storm of protests
to pour in. The decision also caused the
book to become the subject of general
conversation and the office of the post
master general has been besieged with
oallsrs anxious to know on what ground
aud under what circumstances the deci
sion was made. Nobody knowshow much
consideration these officials gave the mat
ter beyond the statement of Judge Tyner
that he carefully considered it. Third As
sistant Hazen had no opinion to express
and knows nothing about the character of
the book itself. Postmaster General Wan
amaker has not yet had time to look into
the question, but promises to do so. It
not at all unlikely that when an invest!
gallon of the matter is had the decision
may be reversed.
REDUCING RAILWAY RATES.
The Inter-State Commerce Commission
Iseues an Order.'
Washington City, Aug. 2. The Inter
state commerce commission has issued an
order, to take effect on September 1, in re
gard to the reduction of rates on food
produots. The order is accompanied by
the opinion of the commission overrul
ing the protest and motions of the roads for
want of jurisdiction. The reductions made
apply only to corn, oats, wheat and flour
carried from Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and
Nebraska to Chicago, St. Louis and the
Mississippi river. The reduced rates are
from Missouri river to Chicago on corn
and oats 17 cents, and wheat aud flour 20
cents per hundred pounds. From Kansas
and Nebraska points, corn 13 to 23, wheat
21 to 27 cents. Reductions extend 200
miles iu Nebraska aud 250 miles in Kan
sas from the Missouri river. Where rates
are fractional the roads may charge even
NEW STYLE TREASURY STATEMENT
Some of the Changes In Form
Washington City, Aug. 2. The
monthly debt statement for July was is
sued from the treasury department yes
terday in a new form, and shows a net re
ductlon in the publio debt during the past
month amounting to 195,257. The bonded
indebtedness, according to the new form
of statement, amounts to 1700,799,360, or
decrease of $10,513,750 during the past
month. The total debt, less cash in the
treasury, is placed at 1876,389,113.
The Treasury Surplus.
The treasury surplus, or available cash
balance, shown by the statement aggre
gates 1127,214,119. This amount includes
122,541,719. fractional silver currency and
minor coin; and $54,207,075 national bank
redemption fund placed iu the treasury
cash under the sixth section of the silver
act which beoame law last month, an
which of course, did not appear as cash in
the debt statements heretofore issued.
The fractional silver coin and minor coin
in the treasury, in the new form,
treated and considered as available cash
while under the form adopted by Secre
tary Manning, in July, 18S3, and in use
since that time, it was regarded as "an
available for the reduction of the public
Net Cash Balance In the Treasury,
The net cash balance reported in the
treasury, and which includes the national
bank redemption fund, aggregates 9104,
672,400 against $55,409.74o a month ago;
bat deducting the national bauk fund and
making a comparison, shows a real de
crease of about 15,000,000 iu treasury cash
during the past month. These are the
only changes affecting the- statement of
treasury cash, noticeable in the new form
Some Items Left Out.
In the interest-bearing debt column the
item of $64,623,513 Pacific railroad bonds,
aud $14,000,000 navy pension fund have
been taken out, and will no longer appear
in the debt statement under that head.
The navy pension fund is really net gov
era meat indebtedness, being a prise
money fund which had accumulated in
the treasury, although lor years it J
in all treasury debt statement, kept
place in the bonded indebtedness column.
The Paoifla railroads bond item, which
lor years prior to July, IBs.), had a sepa
rate place in the monthly treasury state-
menu, was in thai month placed in the
Interest-bearing indebtedness column by
Becaatary Manning and Treasurer Jor
Heavy Government Reoelpts.
Government receipts during the past
paonth were unusually heavy, aggregat
ing from all sources $37,99!), 408 against
131,886,200 during July, 1689. On the other
band expenditures were considerably leas
than in July last year, aggregating $38,-
137,157 against $41,098,513 in July, 1889.
The pension charge last month was $14,
K3.40S against $15,248,244 in July, 1889.
PLUMB DEVELOPS A KICK.
The Crotchety Kansan Gives the Demo
crat Aid and Comfort.
Washington City, Aug. 2. The dls
atiafaction of Senator Plumb with the
tariff bill found expression yesterday in
Iwo directions a bitter attack on the bill
and several votes with the Democracy
Ihe.jncident occnrlng during Uie consp
iration of the eartfIenwaKstUedure7 Tn
savage attack on the I 'ill he said that"
the whole tendency of civilisation waa
toward a reduction of prices of all pro- i
ducts of human labor. To claim that the
tariff had been the sole or main factor in
the reduction of prices of manufactured
goods was to ignore the foioes of civiliza
tion. But as fast as the point was reached
where lower prices might I e expected, the
manufacturers came to cot gress demand
ing more duties whereby tie reduction of
prices might be a topped The tax on
china was a pery eaplta tax, because
china waa used on the tab es of the rich
and poor alie.
"The Cohorts of Protection."
He said he apoke as he di d, not with any
hope of influencing the fato of the bill, be
cause ite passage waa a ft regone conclu
sion. The cohorts of prot action were or
ganized and intended to "bolt" the bill
through the senate as it had been
bolted" through the bonce. The manu
facturers, he said, had al srays had what
they wanted. They bad the present law
passed by a Republican congress on the
report of a Republican ta iff commission
designed to be helpful to them, and now
they were not satisfied, hat were asking
that another bill for their benefit be put
through. He charged tl at the pottery
men of Ohio had enterec. into an agree
ment with the importers by which they
were to divide the market.
A Swipe at the De mocrats.
He thought the senate c wed something
to the American people at wall as to the
manufacturers. The Democrats should
have their full share of n-sponsibility, he
said, because in the house, instead of try
ing to correct the iniquitits of the McKin-
ley bill, they had sought io evade toe re
sponsibility of their vo?ea It was a con
. , ct X m ii.i 1 1 M 1
unuei ugut lor political auu lor persuuai
advantage, and between t ie two the great
American people were bei ag crushed and
Proceedings in Congress.
Washington Citt, Aug. 2. In the sen
ate yesterday KU rounds wanted the jour
nal to show the names of the senators
present each morning, bun his motion was
rejected. Blair offered a r isolation, which
he wanted considered at nee, instructing
the committee on rules to devise a method
by which the interminabl e debate can be
shut off. All the Demoor its objected, and
it went over. The tariff bill then came
up again, and a few reductions in duty
were made at the instance ot the finance
oommittee, while attempts to reduce
the duty in the earthen wa re schedule were
defeated, Plumb and Padilook voting with
The house continued thu debate on the
sundry civil bill, until C nnon moved the
previous question, which was the signal
for the breaking of a qu irum by actual
absence from the house of members, and
most of the day was vasted in the at
tempt to obtain the presence of a quorum.
At 5:80 recess was taken t j 8. the even ing
session to be devoted to private pension
St. Pa Men Feel Better.
Washington City, Auk. 2. The mem
bers of the St. Paul delegation made
good progress yesterday i a the investiga
tion ot the census matter. They claim
now that the only founds tion for any gen
eral charge of fraud in St. Paul rested on
a map used by the bureau in Washington
City to check up the schedules. This map
was supposed here to sho v all the build
ings in St. Paul, and whn the schedules
located families at numbers where no
house was shown on tl e map, it was at
once concluded that the numeration was
fraudulent. They think they will obtain
a modification of the recounting order.
Absenteeism In tlie Hons.
Washington Crrr, Aug. 2. Among
the members of the he use who are still
faithful in their attendance in that body
much indignation is man fasted with their
less faithful colleagues. The list of ab
sentees is dally Krowlng larger, and
though the Democrats lo k upon it with
a feeling of equanimity, the Republicans,
who are responsible for it gistatjoo, regard
It with impatience. They feel that they
are entitled to the attend tnce of their col
leagues in order to control the business of
the house. On the call ot the house Sat
urday 153 members failed to answer to
their names, and of th jse seventy-three
Giving the Csar Some Advice.
Washington Citt, Aug. 2. Baker of
New York introduced in the house yester
day a resolution authorizing the president
to aena,to riussia. thrdugn the proper
channels, a respectful but earnest protest
against the proposed enfireement in that
country of the edicts of 1882 against the
Jews. The resolution wis referred to the
foreign affairs committed.
Gold bars valued at $4,000,000 were
shipped to Europe Friday.
People are dying of i.tarvation in the
Soudan at the rate of 100 daily.
hite's shoddy and cotton mills, at
Providence, R. L, wero burned Friday.
Fire Friday destroyed six buildings at
Galesburg, Mich., ownel by Barlow &
Vouman. The loss is tie, 000.
There will be four po.itical tickets io
the field in Gage county. Neb., next fall
Republicans, Democrats, Prohibition
ists and Labor-Alliance.
Action was brought at Burlington, la.,
Friday, against Joseph Gerard by Ella
Eaton. She charges him with cutting off
her hangs and asks dame gea.
A trip around the worl 1 la the latest fad
in the honeymoon line. Several New
York couples have made this voyage their
wedding trip during the last year or so.
The members of two families named
Brent, at Klrkwood, Ills., were poisoned
irnd ay by eating beef U ngue for break
fast. Mrs. Elias Brent may not recover.
At Brunswick, Ga., Ju y 24, Miss Ernie
Jones, the only daughter of "Long" Jones,
the Itepublican politician of Illinois, and
J. L. Robinson, of Ferna idina, Fla., were
At Akron, O., Thursday night, the citi-
izens witnessed the ptenomenon of
lunar rainbow. The bow spanned the
horizon with a double arch, and was a
William Warren, a miner working in
the Ontario mine, at Park City, Utah,
while going to work Frid ay fell from the
cage down the shaft and was killed. The
fall was 900 feet.
The Supreme court of Michigan has de
cided that floating saloons, or "bum-
boats" in Lake Michigan are not taxable
by state authorities, as the lake is pot i
The Argentine minister at the City of
Mexico seems badly informed. He says
there has been no trouble in Buenos
Ay res at all, and declare the whole thing
an American newspaper "lake."
Democratic politics in Uouth Carolina is
so "all tore up" owing to the Farmers'
Alliance that the Republicans have issued
a call for a state conven ion to look over
the ground and see if thire is any chance
The comptroller of the currency has
authorized the First National bank of
Muscogee, L T., to begin business with a
capital or $100,000, and the Farmers' and
Merchants' National bank of Cleburne,
Tex., capital $100,000.
John Hancock and h $ wife, an aged
couple of Macksville, Ilh., whije return
ing from Tuscola to their home Thursday
were thrown out of tb air carriage by' a
runaway team and both l atally injured.
"Haghey" Smith, priprietor of the
Murray Hill hotel, New York, and who
was a power in Democrat 1c politics during
the Tweed regime, the exposure of the
rascalities of wbich caused Smith's retire
ment from politics, died 1 1 his apartments
in the hotel the other day. -
Congressman Burrows and Gen. Alger
addressed the sailors' and soldiers' re
union at Kalamazoo, Minh., Friday.
Remarkable Rescue frr$m Death
of Farmer SheatTer.
HOTLY PRESSED BY A WILD BULL,"
Bis Herd of Cows Comes to His Succor
and Saves Hla Life A Pennsylvania
Married Couple Sett'e the Qneation of
Who Is Boas by a Striking Method An
Iowa Township Terrorised by a Myste
Reading, Pa., Aug. 2. Frederick Sheaf-
fer, aged 60, of Lancaster county, had an
exciting contest with a mad bull Thurs
day. While sitting under a tree ho was
suddenly attacked by the ferocious bulL
Farmer Sheaffer struck the beast and
broke his cane, and was then at the mer
cy of the bulL The animal butted him
to the earth, and then, amid loud snort
ing, rammed him with his short, stumpy
horns on the breast and head, rolling hia
victim around and pawing him.
Rescued by His Cows.
Just as the old man began to believe
that this waa the last of earth his herd of
cows came running to his defence. Their
bellowing could be heard half a mile
away, which attracted farm hands near
by. The cows viciously attacked the bull
with horns and hoofs, and succeeded after
a desperate battle in drawing him off.
Farmer Sheaffer hurried away and con
eluded to wade across to the other side of
the stream to be sure of his safety. The
bull escaped from the cows, leaped into the
stream, following the woundod farmer,
who was now up to his neck in water.
Held at Bay with M ater.
The bull swam after the farmer, lash
ing the water with his tail. Sheaffer
turned, and ail he could do was to splash
water into the face of the maddened beast.
The bull was held at bay for a few min
utes, and bv this time the farmer's two
sons arrived armed, witn piicnroms.
They leaped into the water and Boon drove
off the animal by severely prodding him. ,
The bull whs at. once sold to a butcher.
who killed him. and farmer Sheaffer was
taken home. The result of his injuries
may be serious.
A WILD BEAST ABROAD.
Mysterious and Hideous Noises Near Des
Moines A Hunt Organized.
DE3 Moixes, la., Aug. 2. -Independence
township in wild with excitement over
the appearance of a strange animal in the
Kress neighboi hood. The beast makes
night hideous with its roaring. As near
as can lie located it has taken up quarters
in a creek which passes through the farm
of George Powles. The animal remains
secreted in the underbrush of the stream
during the day and at night wanders forth
in search of food.
Has an Unpleasant Voice.
Its voice is described by those who have
heard it as a cross between the roar of a
lion and the screech of an enraged pan
ther. Several persons who, whild walk
ing or driving along the road near, have
heard the roar, and becoming almost
panic-stricken, caunot lie induced to pass
over the route again. It has at least be
come a matter ot so much vital import
ance that the farmers have organized for
a hunt, and invited the Independence mi
litia ami the gun club to joiu in the fes
WEIGHT WAS AGIN HIM.
A Loving Pt-nnsylvai la Couple Settle
IMspnte with Kcrep.
Wii.kesbaf.ke, Pa., Aug. 2. Judge
Woodward refused to grant a divorce to
Henry D. Sjienner yesterday. His deposi
tion was that his wife, Sarah, knocked
him down, split his lip, blacked his eye.
and tried to choke him while asleep. The
husband weighs 121 pounds and his wife
214. Tbe defendant denied the charge,
and said her husband was worthless aud
let her attend to all business. One day
she challenged hi in to be a man, or get
out. It was decided to settle the matter
with bare fists in the parlor. The woman
came out first best, knocking her husband
out in the fourth rouud. Mrs. Spenner
then said: "Now 1 am boss, and am go
ing to run the business. Siienner got
mad and Mied for divorce." The parties
are well c juuectt.'d.
Four i hl)lr-H Married,
Susqiehasna, Pa, Aug, 2. Walter
Hobbs. agtd 17, and Annie Hobbs, aged
14, children of Jasper Hobbs, of Ararat,
took a neighbor's team during their
parents' absene, aud ran away with
George Wyman and Myrtle Wyman, aged
15 and IT, respo-tiv-ly. The two couples
drove to Windsor, X. V., and were mar
ried. Legal steps will tie takeu by Mr.
Hobbto regain his children.
Krrived In the Nick of Time.
j ex A nk ax a.. Aug a u. u Wilier was
thought to have died Wednesday night,
aud the remains were taken to an under
taker's shop preparatory to interment.
The undertaker saw signs ot life and sum
moned a doctor, who soon restored Miller
to cousciou-mcNS. ltst evening he was do
ing well, with prospects of recovery.
The Irony of Fate.
Caktox, O.. Aug. 2. Lawrence Xeirk,
an inmate of Stark county infirmary,
died two weeks ago. Yesterday word waa
received that he had fallen heir to .VX),000
in Germany. The authorities in that
couutry were notified of his demise.
Wolseley Goes to Ireland.
.LiOXnox, Aug. a. uen. wolseley re
tired Thursday from his place as adjutant
general aud will assume command of the
forces in Ireland in October. Although a
native of Ireland, Gen. Wolseley is not
popular with the Home Rulers, as he is
understood to tie thoroughly in accord
with the policy of coercion, and prepared
to use the trooiis for the purpose of aiding
evictions. The general will have his head
quarters in Dublin, whence he will direct
the movements of the troops at any point
where they may be needed.
A Suit Against Mrs. Cleveland.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 2. Alice R. Folsom
has brought suit in the District court
against Mri Frances Cleveland and other
heirs of the Folsom estate for her share
of the rents on the property in this city,
a portion of which she alleges has been
with helil from her by the administrator.
Grover Cleveland is made a party to the
A Five-Acre Barn Burned.
Oil vii A. Neb.. Aug. 2. Fire Thursday
night destroyed the five acre barn of the
the I'moii Cattle company at Gilmore,
Jeb., near this oity. Lofcs. $180,000; insur
anco, W4 50 1. The barn was empty at tbe
Diaorder at a Limerick Meeting.
London, Aug. 2. During a large town
meeting at Limerick last night the up
holders of Bi.-h.op O'Dwyer in his contro
versy with Dillon over the Persioo mission
matter were booted by the populace.
There were exciting scenes and trouble
was feared. At a lute hour the streets
were still crowded.
Bid Adieu to the "Pen."
Columbus, O., Aug. 2. Charlej Kline,
a habitual criminal on his fourth sen
tence and in for life, aud Richard Levine.
a United States prisoner from Kentucky,
received in November, 18SU, for two years
lor counterfeiting, escaped from the peni
tentiary about 8 - o'clock' last night by
Distinguished Yacht Clab Guests.
Newport, R. I., Aug. 2. Among tbe
guests of tbe New York Yacht club aboard
the commodore's yacht - yesterday were
Secretary Windoin, Minister Pauneefote,
Vice Admiral Watson, ot the British
squadron, and Commander Koss, of t
The Day of His Doom Rapidly
HE WILL HAVE A NOVEL EMINENCE
The First Man In the World to JDle by a
Legal Stroke of Lightning Possibility
That It May Be a Horrible Scene, and
Mighty Little Proapect of Further Post
ponementHis Long Fight Agalnat.
daflTerlng Juatice and Bearing In the
Face of Heath.
Acbubs. N. Y., Aug. 8. William
Eemmler, the first criminal in the world
to suffer the legal punishment of death by
electricity, will be killed at the state pris
on here, probably on Tuesday, at an hour
which is likely to be fixed either just be
fore sunrise or just after sunset. Kemm
ler will be taken out of his stone cage aud
into a dimly lighted room, where he will
see nothing but a big oak chair, with
straps and buckles on it,' and something
over a score of men around looking intent
ly at the chair and at him.
May Burn and Slasle.
Within less time than it takes to tell
Kemmler will be tightly bound in the
chair, and there, while the people in the
room hold their breath, a current of ec
tricity, 1,000 volts strong, will rush
through the mau's body, stiffening it
with one great shudder. It will be a hor
rid scene. Kemmler has been thinking all
about it for fourteen months. Perhaps
the body will burn and sizzle, too; no one
can tell. Then the body will be un
strapped, and just as quickly as they can
the Burgeons wiil get at it with their
knives aud saws.
Hie Heaperate Struggle for Life.
It has been such a hard struggle to exe
cute the sentence of the law upon Kemm
ler that some people yet believe he will
cheat the executioner. There is talk now
that an effort will be made to obtain a
commutation of sentence on the ground
that he . has already suffered a thousand
deaths in the delays attendant upon his
execution. It is probable that such an ef
fort may be made, but there is no likeli
hood of Kemmler's sentence being com
muted. hatever delays there were
about his execution were caused by the
struggle that he or his friends made for
No Stone Was Left Vnt iimed.
No murderer in the country ever had
such a flight made for him an has Kemra
ler. His case has gone through all the iu
ter mediate steps up to the court ot ap
peals twice. Then at the last moment he
was dramatically rescued from death by
"the people of the United States" in the
shape of the habeas corpus of the United
States supreme court. Then even the leg
islature of the state was asked to inter
vene in the shape of an act abolishing
capital punishment; but everything
One Chance in the Dynamo.
The only imaginable pretext might be
the fact frequently referred to that tbe
electrical dynamo which will kill Kemm
ler was obtained by fraud from the West-
inghouse company by Harold P. Brown
The dynamo to be used was not purchased
directly from the estinghou.se people.
but through a third party, and probably
the Westinghouse people would not have
sold it knowingly for its real purpose
The company might, therefore, have an
action against somebody for fraud- Good
lawyers say, however, no judge would in
terfere by injunction to prevent the use ot
the dynamo, as the company has ample
remedy at law for whatever damages it
may have sustained.
Ponton Bread nia Duty.
There is no doubt that Warden Durst on
would only be too glad to have the courts
take from him the duty of killing Kemm
ler, but Warden Durston would not be
glad if this duty was removed by Kemm
ler's suicide. There is little doubt now
that Kemmler is iu such a condition of
mind and body that he would com
mit suicide if he could, and the
strict watch that has been kept
upon him for so long is now kept more
vigilantly than ever. Up to within a
month Kemmler was well and strong in
every way, aud seemed to have no fear of
death. The tremendous conceit and stu
pidity which stood him in such rood stead
at the time last set for his execution have
now nearly faded away. Kemmler is still
mentally dull, but he is awakened to the
fear of death now, and he was not lx
fore. A Mighty Good Mau to Kill.
The crime that Kemmler committed,
was as fiendish a one as could m im
agined. He harked his wife into a half
dozen pieces. .He is an ugly, cowardly
savage and dull luind -d brute. It is true
that his long confinement has re
fined and softened him some
what as in the case of all
ooudemed murders.and it i-alo true that
the feeling his crime at first aroused is
softened into natural pity and sympathy
for a fellow creature who after a long,
stubborn fight, has now lost his last hope,
and sees death drawing near to him, slow
ly, but with inexorable certainty.
A Base Ball Combination Fai la.
Washington Citt, Aug. 2. The mem
bers of the Washington Base ball club, of
the Atlantic association, met in the office
of Assignee Coleman yesterday morning,
and practically disbanded. Mr. ttraden,
the president of the association, waa noti
fied of the fact. The tTiOO guarantee of
the club has lieen forfeited to the associa
tion, although Mr. Coleman, representing
Walter Howitt, still retains the fran
Ruled an Illinois Law Invalid.
CHICAOd, Aug. a Judge Baker, of this
city, rules that the act of the Illinois leg
islature authorizing pool-selling on race
tracks is illegal, and refused to discharge
a prisoner who sought release on habeas
Corpus proceedings under it.
Jvillt'd by a Stone Bracket.
OMAHA. Neb., Aug. 2.' A stoue brackef,
supporting the coping ou a new bank
building broke yesterday, and in falling,
struck the head of C. 11. Bowman, a car
penter, killing him instanUy.
Better Thau tbe I'sual Method.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 2. Late Thursday
night E. J. My Hon visited the home of his
fiance, who had just ji lted him, and
planted a 33 caliber bullet in his body. He
The Volunteer Wins the tioelet Cap.
Newpoht, R. I., Aug. 2. In the race
for the Goelet cup yesterday by the New
York Yacht club the Volunteer won, beat
ing the Puritan, Katrina, Gossoon and
other's. . ..
Prince George at Halifax.
HiXirAX N. S., Aug. 3.-H. M. &
Thrush, Prince George commanding, ar
rived here yesterday afternoon.
Some years ago we were very much
subject 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 Itemed v . the very
thing to straighten one oat In such cases,
and always keep It about. It is some
what similar to the 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
euz tails us that he is subject to cholera
morbus, and recently felt a spell coming
ob, 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 is a good thine to keep in. the
house. Troy, (Kan.) Chief. . .
For sale by Harts & Bahnsen. -
OF THE SPRING SEASON". 1890.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-C1TIES,
A.T POPULAR PRICES
la always to be fount at
Robt, Krause's Clothing Emporium,
U5 and 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT, IA.
For Men, Ladies and
luft' Suit for Ilia Hoodie.
New York, Aug. 3 Iu the suit of ex
Alilerman Duffy against John C. k'eHni
to s?cure th residue of tli "trust, rnn.i
Judge Dugro yesterday refused to grant
the examination of K-nan, Moloney, and
ueiacey ou tiie Krxuiua that such exam
ination was unuocesst.rv.
lie ltfludrd li Slooni(.
Minneapolis, Minn., Aim. 2 F.ioch L.
Ray, licence inspector of this city, is now
in Canada with r4,r() of funds entrusted
to hia care by saloon-kceiK-rs. When last
heard from he was iu Moorhead, Moutreal.
Steps to insure his capture wiil at once lie
Britishers lluy Ulan Houso.
FlXDLAV, O., Aug. 2 it is reported
here that tUrty -three fliut glas? tableware
houses in the United Stales, four of which
are located in this city, were Friday sold
to an English syndicate. The price cau
not be defiuitely stated.
The Orenadlers Ordered lla.v
Halifax. X. S , Aug. 2 A e.ble dis
patch to the military authorities here
confirms the report that the Grenadier
guards have been ordered back to Kug
land. . .
A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest of
all In leavening Rtrenglh. U. 8. GovtmttunX Be
portAua.n.lSW ROBT. WALL'S
Ko. 1410, 11J and 1614, Third Ave.,
Ii the cheapen place in th county to buy Cm
riasei, Bufgies, Faints, Oils, etc.
m suvs or
4200.00 and Upwards
For tale, secured on land worth from
three to Are timet the amount
of the loan.
Interest T per cent semi annually, collected and
rsmittad ft ot cbargs.
E. W. HURST,
Attobnxy at Law-
Boosts I and 4 Masonic Tsmpla,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
CARSE & CO,
Children, all noted for fit, wear,
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet
1VX. E. MU RRIN,
-Choice Family Groceries-
Cr. Third avenue ami Twenty-first St., Ra:k Islsal
pat ronle "cite'dCk ' 0r0cerie tt,t wlH be oM l lowcet UT,ce Pric- of l aW:
J". "W. J" 03STZE3S
Dealer in New and
Second Hand Goods-
Buy, :U. and trade, .nr article. - .oeclslt, .ad.'of Jtr.
No. 1614 Second Avenu
Has opened his New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue,
where he would oe pleased to see his friends.
" ' '
And Dealer in Mens! Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
P. V7m HERLITZEA.
No. 229 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider! grocery Rock UUtl
for fine fitting -
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Mads la the latest style, also repairing done with neatness and dispatch.
v A. SEABURGK
House and Sign Painter.
Ftr.t-elaas Graining and Paper Hanging. . 8hop Fonrth Avs. bet list and t S".
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comfort and durability.
Avenue, Dealer in-
moil rlirion In the tri-clties. made f rviu .art crt s
flavored with all the popnlar llaTor. In i,y cr.tt u
Special atu-otion poid to rup.ljint; i:cbk, it:n
paniet, socials, etc.
AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL