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THE KOCK ISLAND A11GU8, MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 1890
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Anonymona communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from erery township
tn Bock Island county.
Mosdat, August 4, 1880.
Ill'.nOi KATIU TICKET.
For United States Senator Jonx M. Pstwrn.
For State Tieasnrer EnwiRD B. Wilsok.
ForSnpt.of Public Io-itrncUon....Henir Kjjab.
1 ....Richabd D. Moroam.
For State Senator...
For Count Jndire
For County Clerk. . .
. ....r. n miAs
I Gsoaoa W. Viktos
JO'R A. WlLSOM.
C D. Goano
Gio. B. Browkrk
ForConnty Sopt. of !chools.CmB. B JiiHtmu
Democratic Congreeitonal Conyention.
The Democratic voters In the several conntlcs
composing the Eleventh Congressional District
are reqneeted to send delegates to a Congressional
convention to be held at Monmouth, Illinois,
ITaeaday. Aas;nt 5th, 1MM.
til o'clock a. m., for the purpose of nominating
a candidate for congress, and to transact snch
other bnslnes as may be presented for the con
sideration of the convention.
The several conntles in the congressional dis
trict will be entitled to a representation on a basis
of one delegate for every Totes and one for a
fraction of 100 votes or over cast for Cleveland
and Thnrman tn as follows:
Conntles. Vote No. Del.
Rorklslana SMt H-
Mercer 11 8
Warren ?OI6 10
Hancock 8111 SO
McDonoDgh 8l2i 1ft
By order of the Democratic Congressional Com
mittee of the Eleventh congressional district of
Itinola. J. W. PoTTKK, Chairman,
ntonmonth. TO., Jnly 12, 190.
DOESN'T SET WELL.
Opposition! trt and to the Manner
ta which Hi Peat anaMtern Con
trolled the Kepabltran ."oavratloa
All Is not serene in the republican
congressional camp by any means, and
. the rumblings of discontent emanating
from his own part; are sufficient to dis
turb the equaniminily of Mr. Oest to sa;
nothing about the determined efforts the
democrats propose to make to retire him
to private life. Heretofore signs of re
volt have been confined principally to
private individuals, some of whom, how
ever, have considerable lung power, and
their kicks have been quite audible. But
now the republican press in certain quar
ters, have raised a remonstrance against
the manner in which Gest's federal ap
poioteee manipulated the late republican
convention. Here are a couple of illus
trations of, the manner in which Gest's
Domination was received:
The republican congressional conven
tion was held at Bushnell on Tuesday af
ternoon. At this meeting Mr. W. H.
Gest, of Rock Island, was selected as the
republican candidate tor congress over
Ca.pt. J. M. Turnbull, of this city. This
result is not due so much that the semi
meet of the delegates present was in
favor of Mr. Gest, as to the "bossism"
which was displayed by the present nom
inee. A large number of the delegates
are under obligations to Mr. Gest for
favors shown them by him while in con
grtss, and that gentleman used
these favors as whips to bring
mem into line, ana to com
pel them to give him their support
It is safe to say that a good majority of
the delegates present at the convention
were at heart in favor of the nomination
of Captain Turnbull, although obviously.
and for obvious reasons, tbey cast their
votes ror bis opponent. Mr. Gest is a
good man, of course, or the party would
not bave thought of nominating bim. but
he has his faults, faults from wbich Cap
tain Turnbull is free. He has more ene
mies throughout the district than the
genial captain, and' not nearly so many
sincere friends. And for this fact bis
election will bs more difficult to bring
aoout loan would tnat of bis less success
ful opponent. Monmouth AlLi.
Hoseism prevailed id thb convention
at Bushnell Tuesday to an extent which
will not be tolerated hereafter. To at
tempt to fotce a nomination just at noon
wuen it was already assured was unwise
To confine all favors in temporary and
permanent organization to one side was
unjust. To bave ten delegates unable to
act without the paternal instructions of a
probate judge and a postmaster is evi
dence tbat the voice of the people was
not obeyed in th the selection of those
Another matter not to be ignored is the
fact tbat the republican party is pledged
to civil service reform. A half a dozen
postmasters from the several counties as
delegates and the fact that two of the
principal manipulators from two counties
were recent appointees of one of the can
didates, (Gest) is a violation of the civil
service law, in spirit if not in letter.
Postmasters should stay at home and at
,tend to their business. Tbey are sup
posed to have done enough before tbeir
appointment to deserve it, without having
to resort to manipulating canvasses after
ward. These things may do for a demo
cratic convention, but they will not be
tolerated in a republican. The voters of
the party are far too intellieent to be
blindly fed. It may be taken for it what
is worth, but bosses to the contrary not
withstanding this is the last conyention
in the Eleventh congressional district
that is to.be manipulated by them.
The Monmouth Democrat says the
above is from a leading republican paper
of Warren county. It no doubt reflects
'the sentiment of the republicans generally
down that way. "
Steve Eletns tell the correspondent
of the Cincinnati Enquirer that there are
no "big men" in congress these days as
there were when he was a delegate from
New Mexico. Possibly a desire to do
something to restore the personality of
the house to its old-time "high standing"
ia the explanation of Mr. ElkinB' desire
to run for congress this falL
The Odd Fellows Gathering.
Chicago, Aug. It would be impossi
ble to make an estimate of the number of
Odd Fellows arrived in this city by noon
to-day, bat they number indivually
tens of thousands and the lodges are fig
ured by hundreds. The city ia full of
them. They came in by every train and
in many cases brought their wives, and
frequently their children with them to
witness the pageants of the week. A
stand baa been erected on the lake front
half a mile long and capable of seating
40,000 people, and all the arrangements
are on a scale of magnificence that will
pnt this cantonment ahead of anything of
the. kind ever open.
An undeserved reputation is extremely
hard to live up to.
CLAYTON S DEATH.
Majority Report on "a Cele
brated Contested Election.
CAUSTIC COMMENTS ON THE CASE.
The Sitting Member Given Going Over
How a Conple of Gentlemen Tried to
Knlightnan K.ngltshman and Failed
JLack of a yoornm Moves the House to
Revoke All Leaves vf Absence A
Sportsman's I'navallable Faradise In
AVashingtox Citt, Aug. 4. The ma
jority report of the house commtttee on
elections upon the Clayton-Breckinridge
contested case, and the murder of the Re
publican contestant,, is completed and
ready for submission to the house. No
earnest attempt, the report says, to aid in
bringing Clayton's murderers to justioe
was ever made by the local authorities.
Referring to the killing of the negro de
tective Smith, who was investigating the
ballot-box theft, and of Georae Betitley, a
brother of O. T. Beutley, who was sus
pected of being one of the thieves, it says
that George Hentley at the time was nego
tiating with the I'inkertons to give evi
dence and expose the guilty parties, when
he was said to have been accidentally shot
by his brother. While there was no direct
evidence to crimination in the killinz Of
Bentley it was unfortunate, the report
says, that these two killing occurred
while the victim were about to give evi
ierice to IMnkerton's detectives.
A New I.aT Suggested.
Continuing the majority say: "No rea
sonable explanation of the murder of
Clayton appear, except that some of the
ballot-box thieves, finding the taking of
testimony progressing, killed Col. Clay
ton to suppress the investigation. Xo
other motive i possible." The necessity,
the report says, for the enactment of some
laws which will prevent bnllot-box steal
ing and murder from conferring a prima
facie title to a seat in congress is evident
from the result in this contest. "Had
uch laws been in force," the report says,
"as would have prevented the contestee
from taking his seat with such a title, no
one would have attempted to confer such
title by stealing the ballot-box.
Rongh on the t'oiumnnit y.
"Evidently ballot box stealing was
looked upon as a joke in that community
until the awful consequences that bave
resulted have appalled the good people of
the country. No doubt some of these men
would have been debarred from tnkingtbe
first step in the crime if they had realized
that murder would be the end. But they
crossed their Hubtcon. Ilreckinridge got
the seat in congress, and one crime fol
lowed in the footsteps of the other. The
least guilty of the criminals d ire not ex
pose the more guilty, lest the fate of Clay
ton should overtake them.
Severe Crltlolam of Itreekinrldge.
"Tbat the nominee of a great political
party should accept a certificate of elec
tion to a seat to which he was clearly not
elected, anil at the same time aid in the
paymeut of a fine imposed upon another
violator of the law, and that aucU con
duct should not be met with anything but
commendation and approval by his fol
lowers, shows a state of disregard for
he principles of popular government
which may well make the future of the
country looked upon with apprehension.
T(t men may be found lawless enough
to commit these crimes is to be deplored,
but when men of high character and
standing complacently avail themselves
of the fruits of such crime, and the con
trol of the national house of representa
tives is made to turn upon such methods,
it no longer remains a mere matter of lo
cal concern, but arises to the magnitude
of a national calamity."
Bad Case ol a Bad Kin d.
The present case, the report says, has
attracted attention, not because it stands
alone as a startling and striking incident
of dangers ahead to our form of ijovern
ment, but because it appears to be one of
a very bad kind. In the old days of the
code of honor political antagonist often
met face to face and eye to eye, and sought
their adversaries' live. This method of
settling political differences has become
obsolete, and we frequently congratulate
ourselves upon the improved moral tone
of our day and generation. But never be
fore has a contest for a seat in congress
been terminated by the bullet of an assas
sin. If such methods are submitted to in
silence, the party benefiting by the crime
of his partisans quietly and without dis
pute retaining the benefits of the death of
his competitor, a new element would be
introduced into our form of government.
Lots of (initio oa Onr Big Preserve.
Washington- City-, Aug. 4. The protec
tion of the wild animals in the Yellowstone
park during the past few years has been
perfect, and, as a consequence, they have
greatly increased in nnmbers. Buffalo
beyond enumeration abound, and the
number of elk in the park is something
wonderful, herds of from 2,000 to 3,0ti0
having leen seen last winter. So Capt.
F. A. Bouudle, the superintendent, re
ports. THEY MADc IT CLEAR AS MUD.
Some Washington City Poll! Irian Try to
' Knlighten an Englishman.
Washington Citt, Ang. 4 John Ch am
berlin gave a dinner . Saturday night to
an Euglish gentleman, who is spending a
few days here, and among the guests were
George C. Gorham, Hallet Kilbourn,
Frank Hatton and Isaac II. Weston, chair
man of Michigan's Democratic state
committee. In the course of the evening
the Englishman said: "I wish some one
would tell me, if you please, what the
difference between a Republican and a
Democrat is." By tinanimons consent
George C. Gorham was given the floor,
and tie made an elaborate, eloquent and
telling speech of ten minutes, closing his
remarks with: "In a word, everything
that is good ia Republican and everything
tbat is bad is Democratic." .JVhia was
greeted with wild enthusiasm by the Re
publicans present. .
The Democrat Tries His Hand.
Then the genial John looked over the
table and said: "Mr. Weston, you are the
only Democrat present, and it devolves
upon you to stand by your colors." Mr.
Weston gracefully responded in a fifteen
minutes' talk explaining to the attentive
Englishman the wide difference existing
between the two great parties. He grew
earnest in speaking of the election bill,
enthusiastic when talking of tariff nftrm
and magnanimous while alluding to free
coinage, and closed with a glowing thorite
of praise to the people of the west, who
occasionally dropped politic long enough
to make a few millions of dollars in busi
ness. The Briton Still in the Dark.
When the applause ceased Mr. Cham-
berlin smiled upon his guest and said:
Do yon understand te matter now"
"Not a deuced bit," was the reply.
The impromptu convention then ad
The Congressional Brief.
Washington Citt, Ang. 4. The house
Saturday finished consideration of the sen
ate amendments to the sundry civil appro
priation bill, and disagreeing In most of
them sent the bill to conference and ad
journed at 2 p. m. During the session a
resolution was adopted revoking all leaves
of absence of members.
The senate "without discussion referred
Blair's "previous question" resolution to
thecomraittee on rules, and then resumed
consideration of the tariff bill. The gen
eral subject of tariff taxation was dis
cussed by George, Piatt, Hawley and
others. No progress, however, was made
with the bill, and the senate' just before
adjourning, for lack of a quorum failed to
pasunou Vest'ji amendment to reduce
tariff taxes on chinaware. Plumb Intro
duced a resolution declaring tb- con
gress desires the removal of Gvn. Grant's
remains to Arlington cenietery : and re
questing the president to jouvey the de
sire to Mrs. Grant.
Couldn't Hire Bim to Live t the Capital.
Washington CityAui-. 4. The posi
tion of assistant United States attorney
general has been tenders-1 to ex-Assem
blyman H. Wayne Parker, o? New Jersey,
son of Conrtlandt Parker, and been de
clined. The ottice isanaldition to the
attorney general's corps of assistants, and
carries a salary of $ 000 a year with it.
Mr. Parker declined it bee rase the act au
thorizing the appoiutmert required him
to -reside in this city.
A PERILOUS STATE C F THINGS.
Protestants and Roman Ci t holies at Dag
ger Point in Pennsylvania,
PlTTSBCRG, Pa., Aug. 4. A special to
The Leader from Altoona, Pa, reports a
serious religious war in pi ogress tn Clear
field county. In the coum y there are sev
eral camps of the Patriotic Order1 the
Sons of America, also a number of socie
ties f British and Scotch Americans.
Both organizations bitterly oppose cer
tain kinds of foreigners generally and Ro
man Catholics in particular. Through
the influence of these organizations at the
polls, a citizens ticket, e eclusively Prot
estant was recently elected at Houtzdale.
Attempt to Kill aa Kditor.
This defeat, and the ftct that White
Iliion, editor of The Obs rver, a leader of
the Protestant coalition, l as been pouring
the hottest of hot shot t'irough the col
umns of his paper into tie ranks of the
Democrats and Roman Catholics, has
caused intense excitemet t. It is openly
asserted that the Roman Catholics threat
ened Hlxon's life, and that a movement to
execute the threat was organized. Hixon
armed himself, and when a few nights
later he was surrounded in a dark place
by his adversaries, he drew his revolver
and defied the crowd I ixon recognized
his assailants and had them arrested and
put under bonds for con rt, charged with
attempt to waylay and n.urder.
Riot at a Race Course.
Subsequently Matt S.tvage, ex-county
superintendent of public schools, and a
leader on the Roman Catholic side, was
ordered from the horse race track at
Houtzdale. where he wa- interfering with
the progress of the race-i He refused to
go and for a time there was a vigorous
riot in progress. Savage and his Romau
Catholic adherents were :trrested and held
for court. The whole co tnty is in a tur
moil, and the citizens, n.en and women,
are fast identifying thet tselves with one
faction or the other. No neutral ground
Lawyers Refnsa Cases.
Counsel, however, bav. as yet refused
to aid either Ride in the pending court
proceedings. It now loots as if the pres
ence of military would be necessary in
Clearfield when the citses are tried in
court to protect the citizens and have
bloodshed averted. A few days ago a
funeral was held in the Roman Catholic
church. A Protestant relative of the de
ceased, when leaving th i church, placed
his hat upon his head while yet in the ves
tibule. The officiating j riest knocked the
hat off with an umb vlhv remarking:
"I will teach him how to behave in
the holy church."
BASE BALL LOV ELINESS.
How It Is Appreciated by the Massachu
setts Ball trank.
New York, Aug. 4. A special to The
World from South Hinfcham, Mass., says:
"The friends of M. J Kelly, the 10,0u0
base ball beauty, have purchased the es
tate of William J. N?ff on Main street
with the intention of presenting it to him.
The papers were passod Saturday morn
ing and two hours afterwards there were
carpenters, painters, aper hangers and
electric light workmen at work making
repairs. The estate contains five or six
seres of land nnder cultivation, and on it
there are a two and half story bouse,
stable, outbuildings, et, in a good state
of repair. The estate is valued at 10,
000." KEMMLER THE CONDEMNED.
Reporters an arm All Over Aobnra A
Watcher Who Can geo Nothing.
Acbi p.n, N. Y., Aug 4. This town is
so full of reporters that a stone thrown at
random is almost euro to hit one. They
are here to report the execution of Keman
ler, which will take piece some time after
Tuesday, and their retorts will be made
under difficulties which will be unique in
journalism. No specials will be admitted
to the jail, and the representatives of
prominent papers an- moving heaven
and earth to get tomething "exclu
sive" and early, tins New York even
ing paper has a platform twenty feet from
the ground on atelegtaph pole, directly
across from the prison. A long distance
telephone wire will crnnec-tthe watcher
on the pole with the ofiice of his paper in
New York. He can se ! nothing, though,
except the bare walls of the prison.
Finds Snlare ia a Banjo.
Kemmler spent yesterday quietly, find
ing his chief amusement in listening to
the performance of liis fellow-criminal
Fish, the condemned n urderer who occu
pies the cell next to hit. Fish is an ex
pert banjo player ami be is allowed to
keep the instrument in his cell and to
play on it at his will. Kemmler seemed
to bave a good appetite and ata three full
meals. He appears to ue in good spirits.
Texas fever has broken out among the
cattle in Elk and Bull ;r counties, Kan.
President Harrison 'rill lie conveyed t
Boston to attend the G. A. R. meeting on
the cruiser Baltimore.
The knitting factor? at Lincoln, Neb.,
was burned Saturday morning. Lota,
i0,000; insurance, $25, JU0.
The Whiteman paper mill at Danville,
N. Y., burned Sunday Loss, $150,000; in
The St. Louis ball -lub of the Ameri
can association attempted to play a game
at Buffalo, N. Y., with the Rochester club
Sunday, but the game was stopped by the
Mrs. Rodrigo Vail enccs, of Windsor.
Ont., died Saturday nfter fasting forty
three days, owing to inability to retain
food on her stomach.
The Union Labor nt ate central commit
tee of Wisconsin has issued a call for a
state convention to be held Sept. 5, to
consider the question of going in for the
state offices this year. s
According to the t.ignal service report
issued from Wasbinjton City Saturday
rain was badly ueeced for the crops in
nearly every jortion l the United States,
especially in the west
A movement is on foot in Europe fcf
the establishment of a common meridian
for the whole world t reckon time from,
and it is strongly urgid that the meridian
of Jerusalem be selected.
The thermometer a'-. Cincinnati Sunday
registered from 100 to 109 in the shade.
J. L. Menyleese, of Philadelphia, caugl t
Henry Almond, cok red, stealing papers
from his doorstep Sa nday. He called on
him to surrender, bat Almond ran, when
Menyleese shot him : n the back, causing
death before midnigb L
Johnny Kruder, 4 years old, ret hia
father's barn, at Chicago, on fire, Sunday,
while playing with r latches. The flames
caught the child and burr el him to
AtDes Moines Bui. day morning C. A.
Elliot, a boarder at the Morgan house,
was found dead on tl e ground under hia
bedroom wiudow; su iposed to have fallen
out while sitting in the window to keep
cooL . .
Lind. Kibbey and I fiss Ella V. Brown
were wedded bet we an the acts on the
stage at Petersburg, ills., Saturday. They
were members of tht t heatrical company
that was giving thei ntertainment.
PUT IN A PROTEST.
People Who Oppose the Fed-
eral Election Bill.
MASS-MEETING AT OHIO'S CAPITAL
Judge Thnrman Writes a Brief Letter la
Which He Opena Ills Ratteries on the
Measare Governor Ctimphell Uenles
His Alleged Belligerency Another In
cident in the Tillman Campaign in
Sooth Carolina Crn. Palmer Meets aa
Columbus, O., Ang. 4. A large audience
assembled in the state house ground.-. Sat
urday evening to hear the speeches made
at the meeting to protest against the
passage of the Lodge federal election bilL
Hon. A. G. Thurman found at the last
moment that he could not be present, and
Mayor Bruck, w ho presided in his stead,
read the following letter from him: "I
much regret that severe illness, that con
fines me closely to my house, prevevts my
acceptance of your polite invitation to at
tend and peuk at the meeting of citizens
of Columbus, to be held at the state house
to-night, to t've expression to their views
of the Ixttlge bill, so-called, tbat was
passed by the house of representatives in
congress and is now tiending in the sen
ate. Hireling Xrratponitiblea to Itule.
'"Under the pretense of purifying the
elections it provides an elaborate machin
ery by which the will of the people may be
overthrown and the choice of their so
called representatives 1 made by a set of
hireling and irresponsible federal officials,
chosen without nny agency of the people
and acting under the order of a superior
set of dictators, whose terms of office will
practically be without limitation as to
time, and who will of necessity be a body
of irresponsible partisans. And to sup
port this machinery an immense fund,
which, it is said, may amount to millions,
is to be drawn from the pockets of the
people and to I used as a bribery or cor
ruption fund to perpetuate the rule of the
party in power.
Hopes for Defeat in the Senate.
"Then the bill, if enacted into a law,
will serve to intensify and perpetuate sec
tionalism and race prejudices and to undo
much that may have been done to put an
end to those deplorable evils. The doubt
ful, to say the least of them, constitution
ality of some of the most important pro
visions of the bill, and the immense and
unprecedented Mrefr-h of Federal power
involved in it cannot fail to strike every
student of the constitution and al. rm all
who believe in the teachings and the prac
tice of the fathers. I am not without hope
that the bill will fail in the senate. I sin
cerely pray that it will, and that thus a
baneful revolution in onr government 1
Denunciatory Resolutions Adopted.
A letter was read from ex-President
Cleveland, in which he extnsed himself
from attendance oh the ground of previous
engagement, but asked lo lie entered as
one of the protectants, though be thought
that 'the protects of the people have litt'e
weight" with the present congress. Some
more letters were read, and then the reso
lutions were put before the meeting. Aftef
a preamble stating the objections to the
election bill, the resolve is' declared that
"we denounce the passage of this bill by
the house of representatives, and most
earnestly protest against its enactment by
Campbell Iteniea a Report.
The speakers were Hon. (Jeorge L Con
verse, tapk A. H Ijee (a Republican op
ponent of the bill), M. D. Harter, and
Governor CampbelL The governor's
speech was short, and in the course of it
he denied the newspaper siatement tnat
he had declared that he would call out the
whole military force of Ohio, if necessary,
to drive from the polls the officials cre
ated by the bill.
Home Colored Men Ohjert.
PHILAPKir-HIA, Aug. 4 Yesterday
afternoon a largely attended meeting of
the Matthew Stanley Quay club of this
city, composed entirely of colored men,
with Gilbert Brill, a prominent local poli
tician, as its president, was held Resolu
tions were unanimously passed condemn
ing as impracticable the Federal election
POLITICAL AMENITIES SOUTH.
Another Lively Time at a Tillman Meet
ingThe Lie Direct.
New York, Aug. 4. A special to The
Press from Charleston, S. C, says that
the campaign in that state becomes more
bitter and more personal every day. The
meeting at Hampton Court House, the
home of State Senator Moore, whom Till
man has charged with perjury in voting
in the senate, Friday was one of
personalities and interruptions instead of
issues. Farmer Tillman was the speaker.
The friends of Moore asked Tillman to
name those he charged with perjury. He
did so, and as soon as he had n tiered the
name "Moore," Mr. A. P. Youmans made
his way to the front, and said in a ringing
voice, with clenched fist and glowing
"f apt. Tillman, Ton Are n Liar,
a blacii liar. Prove it on him. We
rammed the lie down your dirty throat at
Ridgeway. You lied then, and yon know
it." Others yelled out to Tillman that he
was a liar. Theu there was a rush for
Youmans. His coat was caught. Men
caught hold of each other, and for a time
trouble was imminent. Tillman's follow
ers rufched him to the front, and dared any
one to touch him. Pandemonium reigned
for some tiiuej At last things quieted, and
the speeches were continued amid frequent
POLITICS NOT WANTED.
Gen. I'almrr Invited to Deliver an Ad
dress -with Politics Tabooed.
Edinbcro, Ills., Aug. 4. General Palmer
spoke at this place Saturday on the invi
tation of the Anti-Horse Thief association,
a body of farmers whose object is to run
down horse thieves. It seems that at the
time he was invited it was not made
known to him that politics were tabooed,
but upon arriving at the stand the general
was informed that if he attempted to dis
cuss the issues of the day he would be
"called down" by the chairman.
Equal to too Ooeaaion. -
As politics is just what the general goes
anywhere for this year he was some what
taken aback, but recovering .himself he
said it waa all right, and then proceeded
for an hour with a discussion of crime and
punishment, in which be gave a general
history of the subject and some advice aa
to the duty of citiaens in making efforts
to decrease crime. Hia conclusion was an
appeal to his hearers to save the criminal
Wore be became a criminal in other
arnrds to prevent crime by improving the
tone of society.
Illinois Republican Exeeaitive Committee.
Chicago, Ang. 4. Chairman Jones, of
the Republican ' state committee, an
nounces the following executive commit
tee: Thomas C Fullerton, Ottawa, chair
man; Pliny B. Smith, Chicago; Dr. E. A.
Wilcox, Minonk; Reyton Roberts, Mon
mouth; C R. PauL Springfield; Thomas
Diller, Sterling; James S. Martin, Salem.
The Kaiser Visits His Graadi
Loxdox, Ang. 4. Emperor William ar
rived in this country Saturday, and waa
immediately conveyed to Windsor castle.
A vast crowd of people saw him land and
cheered bim heartily. He will remain the
guest of his grandmother. Queen Victoria,
until Thursday, whea he will, aa at pres
ent arranged, go direct to Edinburg in
order to visit the Forth bridge. Queen
Victoria makes quite a pet of her bump
tious grandson, who, in feature, looks a
good deal mora like George the Third
than he does like Frederick the Great.
Another Fatal Wreck Reported
on the Line.
A. DOZEN KILLED AND MUTILATED
Three Men Sent to Eternity Five with
but a Short Time Live and Four. Badly
Wounded The Storm King Devastates
Sections of Minnesota, loira, and In
diana A Fall of Hall ot I'henomenal
Size Much Property Damaged.
North Bedfoud, Ind., Aug. 4. About
seven miles north of this place Sunday
morning, the out-bound passenger train
from Chicago came in collision with the
north-bound passenger train from Louis
ville on a sharp curve, killing the engineer
and fireman of the out-bound train, and
fatally injuring the engineer and fireman
on the other, together with the postal
clerk and express messenger. Not a sin
gle passenger was injured. The two en
gines are totally destroyed. Two mail
cars, the express cars, and two parlor care
Name of the Sufferer.
The killed are Arthur Burns, engineer,
New Albany; George Cole, hia fireman.
New Albany, and an unknown man who
was riding on the engiue. The fa
tally injured are Bob Mnir, engineer of
the north bound train; Dave Smith, his
fireman, of Ijfayett; James Tilford. pos
tal clerk, of the south bound train, head
cut and internally injured; Frank Wack-
express messenger, head crushed
J. W. Jeukins, Chicago, colored iiorter,
leg and head crushed. Seriously injured:
S. F. Rent, engineer of maintenance of
way of the Monon, badly cut about the
body; Frank Shanks, freight conductor,
back injured: Ed Muir, son of the engin
eer, head and face cut: J. R. Sudie, pos
tal clerk north boubd train, bruised.
Cause ot the Disaster.
Conductor John Durns was in charge of
the train going north and was ou time
leaving here, but when the trains struck
he was two minutes late, while the south
bound train was six hours late. Conduc
tor McDonald says that he and his engi
neer agreed to run into the side track at
Guthrie, three miles north of the wreck,
and wait there for the north-bound train.
He went to sleep and did not wake up
until they struck. All the injured were
taken to Louisville.
A Switch Engine Telescopes a Passenger
Car Three Lives Lost.
HAVXIBAL, Mo., Aug. 4. A crowded
passenger coach on the St. Louis and Han
nibal railroad was telescoped iu a colli
sion with a switch engine Saturday after
noon. The baggage car of the passenger
train was driven nearly through the
coach. Two colored men, David Summers
and Harvey Letcher, of New London,
were killed outright, Frank Porter, col
ored, living near New London, had both
legs cut off, and has since died. Rolert
Brothers, a brakeman, had Uth legs
broken. Others were injure,! but none
fatally. The engineer of the switch en
gine, William Tongate, was arrested im
mediately after the accident, chargwl with
CROPS AND WINDOWS SUFFERED.
A Disastrous Storm Sweeps Over 210
hquaro Miloa of Minnesota.
New Richlasd, Minn., Aug. 4 The
moat terrific wind and hail storm ever ex
perienced here visited this section about
11:30 yesterday forenoon. The windows
on the west and north bide! of every build
ing in the village and for miles on either
side in the country are broken. The storm
was about ten miles wide and about
twenty-one miles long. All uucut grain
in its path is a total loss.
Tremendous and Instructive Hail.
The hail, in some instances as large as
hen's eggs, covered the ground for several
inches. Tbe loss is estimated at from $T5,
to tl.TO.OrtX Hogs were killed ami hun
dreds of chickens perished in some in
stances. The pieces of ice were driven
with such force as to pierce through the
roofs of buildings.
A VM (Tor Wind in Iowa.
Des Moines. Ia., Aug. 4. A disastrous
storm swept over the ceutral part of Web
ster county yesterday, unroofing houses
and blowing dowu coal schntes. At Otho,
a small mining town on the Minneapolis
and St. Louis road, coal schutes and roofs
were blown down, and trees uprooted. At
Kalo tbe mine buildings were leveled to
the ground an-1 cars blown from the track
Hailstones Thai W eigh Ten Pounds.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D.. Aug. 4 A violeut
storm took place here yesterday morning
and, while lasting only seven minutes,
caused $3', damage. The hailstones
measured eight inches in circumference
and weighed teu pounds. Just prior to tbe
storm the wind blew sixtv-five m:les an
hour, and the extent ot the storm seems
contiue.l to this city.
STORM DAMAGES AT HAMMOND-
A Kumher of Pnildlngs Wrecked and
Other l'mperty Destroyed.
Hammond, Ind., Ang. 4. Sunday's
downpour of rain was the heaviest in
the history of this section. Huge trees
were torn up by the roots and carried
away, fences were swept out of existence,
orchards obliterated and everything in
the path of the tempest destroyed.
The west wing of the build
iug leased by the Chicago Ax
Company was Mown over and is com
pletely deal roved. The roof of the Luth
eran church was Wily damaged by a
falling chimney. The ice house at Wolf
lake owned by the (. H. Hammond Com
pany, two miles from here, was lifted
from its foundation and destroyed, and it
is reported that several people who sought
shelter there were killed aud injured. A
man named Fisher was struck iy tbe fly
ing tim her and had his leg broken and ia
Two Men Crushed to Death.
Su ask do ah, .la., Aug. 4. John O.
Boyle and Charles Mulhern were instantly
killed Saturday morning in the shaft of
the Packer colliery. No. 5, at Rappahaa.
ock, operated by tbe Lehigh Valley Coal
company. Through some mistake the
engi neet instead of hoisting tbe cage lowT
ered it amd crushed the two men at the
Costly Conflagration at La Crosse. Wis.
La Crosse, Wis., Aug. 4. The immense
flour mill and elevators of A. A. Freeman
& Co. caught fire a few minutes past noon
Saturday and wvre reduced to ruin. The
mill was the largest in Wisconsin, and
had a capacity of 1.500 barrels per day.
The origin ot the tire is supposed to have
been spontaneous combustion, though
there was no appreciable explosion. Mr.
Freeman, the owner, estimated tbe loss at
t3U0,UUU Insurance about one-half.
Some years ago we were very much
abject to severe ipeUs of cholera morbus;
and now whea we feel any of the aymp
toms that usually preceed that ailment,
such as aickneat at the stomach, diar
rhea, etc., we become scary. We have
found Chamberlain's Remedy tbe very
thins t straighten one oat in such cases,
and always keep it about It is some
what similar to the tuual cholera cares,
bat seems to contain ingredients tbat 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 be obtained bottle of Cham
berlain's Colic. Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy and two doses made bim all
right; We are not writing this for a pay
testimonial, but to let oar readers know
what is a good thing to keep in the
house. Troy, (Kan.) Cliief.
Tot al by Hartx & Bahnaen. '
OF THE SPRING SEASON,. 1890
AST POP TJI.Il, PEICE8
Is always to be found at
Robt, Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT. IA.
For Men, Ladies and
NATIONAL GAME STATISTICS.
Posftinna or th Clubs nt the Fail of Aa
other Wrtk'i riajrina;.
Chicago, Ani. 4. There was little of
pwial interest in the base Imll world last
wek, the incident that gave the rejHirters
most to write about beiiiK the relt-aseof
Arlie Ivu ham to the Cincinnati club. The
St. Loui Association club released the
famous ciKicher. The attendance ran along
all the wet k to the advantage of the
Brotherhood 1.0.W to 2,000 each dar. and
Saturday ran np to over 14.0iV) for the
Brotherhood and nearly 8,000 for the
Mainline of th .r KcrrRat Ion.
Tbe following tables show how the
clubs stand a possible pennant wiuners:
RroiirnoiMl o. hot. v ri l.rcii iron. lost. n.
.. Phila nbla-
.4 New York..
American won. hwt n.ej Wnlrn run. kw. n.e
UxitTilie.. ii jKsilMllsraukM. 4 i .15
ta. IxmH .. 47 32 v.-. KaasasOtr 4 Si ,V1
Kncbwter.. 4 Sit .SiMlnne potit 47 S.I ..M
Mhlttlf.... 4rt 3 .Mn,l)olirir. . 41 S7
".lMmbu.. 41 43 .4f-ISI.)x Cltr- X SS .'
r,..l.. an 4-1 .4vrHaaha S4 4 .4
TTacnsa... ft 47 .4J"'l) M.HMi S3 44 .4JS
drwiklyn... ; Art Jnit. Paul.... IS 4i JiS
Saturday ami Sunday's playing re
volted in the following scares: League:
At Brooklyn Pituburjr. 4 Brooklyn 1.
batteries Baker and Decker, Terry and
Daly. At Cincinnati Cincinnati 11, Phila
delphia 8; batteries Mullane. Hairing
ton and Keenan. Vickery, (ileason and
Clement. At Indianapolis Cleveland 0,
Xew York 2; batteries Beat in and Zitn
mer, Ruain and Buckley,. At Chicago
Chicago 4, Boston 5; batteries Stein and
Kittridee, Clarksoa and Bennett.
Brotherhood: At Buffalo Buffalo T,
Boston &; batteries Cunningham and
Mack, Daly. Bad bourn and Swett At
Pittsburg littsbnnr 11. Brooklyn 3; bat
teries Suley and Qainn. Van Haltren
and Cook. At Cleveland Cleveland 0,
Philadelphia &; batteries tV Brian and
Sutchfle, Sanders and Millignn. At Chi
cago Chicago 6, New Yorktfc batteries
Baldwin and Farrell, Keefe, J. twine and
Western: (Saturday) At Kansas City
Minneapolis 1, Kansas City 14; at Sioux
City Des Moines 8. Sioux Cicy 9; at Dea
fer St Paul 1S, Dent-eriK. (Sunday) At
Deover St Paul 8, IVnver 2; at Kansas
Citj Minneapolis 5. Kansas City 15; at
Omaha Milwaukee 8, Omaha X
. A Chirac Hsirs Iteata Pals. Alto.
Detroit. Ang. 4. A race was trotted
oa the course in this city Saturday be
tween the Chicago home Jack and Sena
tor Stanford's noted gelding Palo Alto,
which waa notable for two things Palo
Alto equaled the best time Maud S. ever
made in a race, but could not wiq in the
face of the endurance of Jaclt Four
heats were trotted, the first of which was
won by Jack in 2:1S'. Then Palo Alto
took a heat ia. the phenomenal time of
8:13. equaling Mand S. Jack took the
next two beau in 2:15 and 2; 16.
A ereaa of tartar baking- powder. Highest of
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THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
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Children, all noted for fit, wear,
13. BIRKENFEL D,
2011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer in
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
. 1P08 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL
Choice Family Groceries-
. , , , Cor- Third
P-nTDr;T,ci,eT wne -01 be
Dealer to Kew and
Second Hand Goods-
, sells and trades any article
uu opened hi
No. 1020 to 1626 Third aTenue
where he would be pleased to tee hi. tri.
onlac4ktoBshri;UV crik -Hair.nitt-'f
: L Koast Bef Lance arery U from JO to U. J
J. T. DIXOJNT,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
P. -7. HERLITZKA.
No. 22 Twentieth Street. e tt Conrad Schneider-, grocery. Bock I
for fine fitting -
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Madelath.lateat.tjle. Abo repaWnj do., wit
. House'and Sign Painter.
FlMt-cla. Graining and Papar Hanirin.-
comfort and durability.
Cigars and Toys,
AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES-
most celk-knjs ta tbe tri-rltiea. Bade from i-.t t,i
ttarored wtia all tbe popular flaTora. in si t vjn-i: '
Special attention .aid lo enppljiajt pict ci. jr.'H
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sold at lowest lirtcg pric A .bar. of p.k
A snecialty ajade of J- t".r.
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