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THJB HOOK ISLAND AllGUS, WEDNESDAY, AUG., 0, 1890.
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Wednesday. August 6 1890.
For United States Senator .Toiin M. P.uikk.
For State Tieasnrer Edward It. Wilson.
ForSupLof Public Instruction. ...Hsnbt Haas.
Lnlverslty, j ....Richard D. Mokoan
For Congress Haw T. Cablb
For State Senator K. H Hinmak
For Conntr Judee ,
For County Clerk Chabxks Crcptz
ForSherlit C D. Gobdom
For Treasurer Gio. B. Brownsr
For County 8upt. of School. Ch. B Marshall
The First Electrocution an A ppar
WM KEXXLER'3 DEATH AT AUBURN
The Experiment Thin Morning: r
Siew York' Xrw Mode of Iatflletlo;
the Death Penalty to Criminals
D.ath laThlrty.two Mreond.
ACBtrKN, pj. Y., August 8. with a
harp shock, painles so far as thfi world
will ever know, the soul of William
Kemmler was separated from the body at
o:iu mis morning. Alter tbe nrst shock
there was a brief revival of muscular
action, but death proved lustanlaneous
upon the first application of the electric
current. Tbe execution occupied thirty
two seconds, tbe circuit being opened
and closed several times; meanwhile
Kemmler died without a flinch.
OJD FELLOWS AT CHICAGO.
The; tlegln Their Competitive Work aad
Have Iress Parade.
Chicago, Aug. 6. The city is rapidly
filling up with Patriarchs Militant and
Odd Fellows, anil the muxic of brass
bands is frequently heard as some handsomely-uniformed
company swings out of
the railway station and marches to the
hotel selected as Its headquarters. It was
estimated at headquarters that about 12,
000 or 14,000 Odd Fellows were already in
the city, with, 'of course, an immense
train of followers and friends. The bis
day is not expected nutil Thursday, when
it la confidently said that upward of 50,-
000 Odd Fellows will be in line. "Within
twelve hours' ride of Chicago," said one of
the generals, "there are 800,000 members
of our order, and the way they will swarm
in bere to-night and to-morrow nioruing
will surprise you."
Beginning of the Competitions.
The contests in exei ili(lcation of sub
ordinate lodge work began yesterday
morning at Battery D armory and the
lodges that took part were Garden Citv.
'o. 889, aud Wicker Park, No. 281, both
-of Chicago. The contestants in the prize
arm in the afternoon were. Class A:
Canton Occidental No. 1, Chicago; Can
ton Ohio No. 1, Columbus, O. Class B;
Canton liondou, of London Ont., and Can
ton Buffalo, No. 5, of Buffalo, N". V.,
(wnicn railed to appear in tiros,.
The judges were, Lieut. Reed, etlred)
U. . A.; Capt. James Rockwell. U. S. A.,
and Capt. A. H. AijOaalty. U. S. A.
The Drills They Pnt I' p.
Buffalo canton, not being on band.
Canton London No. 1, of London, Ont.,
was the first to enter the lists. They
snowed up well In general appearance.
and did fairly well in the drill. Canton
Ohio No. I, Columbus, O., came next.
Their soldierly appearance was loudly
cheered, their sword exercise evoked ap
plause, but they were weak in their
marching evolutions. The third compet
ing canton was Occidental No. 1, of Chi
cago. They were greeted with an ova
tion. Their marching was especially flue,
ana otner movements excellent.
Formed In Dress Parade.
1 be dress parade was late in foimins,
owing to the delay caused by the prize
arm timt preceded It. Ten cantons of uni-
formea Patriarchs took part. The move
ments were gone through with clockwork-
like precision, and the night was an inspir
ing oue. After the dress parade a general
review had been ordered, and the cantons
In front marched past Gen. Nicholson
and his staff, after which they broke
ranks. hightseers in great iiumliers occu
pied not only tbe grand stand in l.ake
front park, but the Michigan avenue
tioulevard sidewalks, the steps, balconies,
and roofs of dwellings and hotels in tbe
vicinity and every point where a view of
the imposing proceedings could bo ob
tained. Another Brilliant Reception.
At night took place the grand civic and
military reception by the generalissimo in
the parlors of the Auditorium. Gen. Un
derwood arid stuff did the honors. It was
the most brilliant reception ever given by
WOUND UP WITH A ,-SHEEVO."
The South Carolina Campaign Ends lu a
Charleston', S. C. Aug. 6. The most
Intensely bitter political campaign ever
licld in this state was concluded at Water
boro yesterday in the midst of a shower of
rain and a complete collapse of the plat
form and a lot of promiscuous knock
down and drac-out fights. The lie which
has been a common occurrence at the
meetings of late was not exchanged from
the stand, at least not the lie direct, but
the crowd, which numbered 1,000, in
dulged in it quite frequently.
One Head Broken. '
In one of tuescrimmagesan enthusiastic
straight-out had bis bead broken by a
Tillman town marshal, and several Till
man enthusiasts were badly handled. The
whole state is glad that the campaign is
over. The result is that Tillman has 187
of the 3-J0 votes elected to the convention.
But the tight is not yet over, and the
straight-out Democrats do not give In.
They will light Tillman to the bitter end.
BOUND TO BE A LAWYERESS.
A Spirited Iniin Woman Who Bmnti
DAKTILXE, Va., Aug. 6. -Mr. P. A. L.
Smith, a bright young woman who made
something of a sensation in Virginia last
fall by asking tbe state legislature to pass
a special act allowing her to practice law.
Is determined to enter the professional
world, and will soon begin tbe publica
tion In this city of a newspaper. It will
start aa a weekly paper, but Mrs, Smith
designs eventually to convert It into an
afternoon daily. It la hinted that Mrs.
Smith will make it lively for the men and
newspapers who objected to her entering
the legal profession. Mrs. Smith has not
yet given up the idea of practicing law,
and will soon make a petition to the su
preme court of appeals,
l:nulfed by the Sand.
Wichita, Kan., Aug. ft. Thomas Bow
man, a sand hauler, drove with a wagon
into the quicksands of tbe Arkansas river
and before help could reach him the en
tire outfit was engulfed. The body has
9 yet been recovered and probably never
Pithy Points from the Debates
THAT NAVY YARD AT KITTERY, ME.
CnmmluKs and lloutella llon't Harmon
iae as to the Fact, in the Case Berry
and Wilson In the Senate Continue the
Illumination of the Tariff Question -A
Drastic Anti-Chinese Measure Thnt
HittCan Not Indorse St. Paul Men Ad
mit Some Census Irregularity.
Washington City, Aug. 6. The senate
yesterday, as usual nowadays, opened the
session with general debate on the tariff
bill, Berry of Arkansas beginniug, and
denying at the start that the election of
1888 had decided in favor of protection.
He said the people had declared in favor
of tariff reform. He sympathized with
Plumb, whose constituents' wishes were
disregarded in the present bill, and hoped
this fact would teach them to love
their southern brothers better, as fellow
sufferers. Berry bewailed the condition
of the farmer and workin;ir.fta, the
former weighted down with mortgages
and both forced to pny high prices for
necessaries because of the burdensome
tariff, which was made worse by the bill
Made Wilson Feel Uncomfortable.
Wilson of Iowa replied to Berry and ex
pressed the discomfort which he always
felt at hearing a senator discuss a subject
in regard to which he had so small an
amount of definite information as that
senator evidently possessed in regard to
the subject of protection. He read for
Berry's information an article from The
Fort Dodge (Iowa) Messenger, contrasting
the condition or the farmer anil working
man now and ten years ago, and showing
the great reduction that has taken place
in prices of household and agricultural
implements and of necessary commodities
within that decade. The generul sum
ming up of the article was that never in
human history would a day's labor pur
chase as much as it would to-day.
The Oppressed Husbandman.
As to the talk about depression in farm
ing interests ana anout the enormous
amount of farm mortgages, Wilson said
that the farm mortsavtes of Iowa had lieen
putinsneu at i;j.',iJU, uou; that fie had a
profound conviction (when he saw that
publication) that it was not true; that he
nad set about to discover where the in
ventor of that falsehood had obtained his
data, and discovered that the sum named
was the appraised value of nil the farms
in the state. The outside limit of rnort
gages was $..1,000,000, as ascertained by an
inquiry made by the governor.
Advocated Free Iron Ore,
Gorman pleaded for free iron ore during
the debate, and quoted Mai. Bent, of
Pennsylvania, who said that with free ore
he could sell pig iron in Liverpool and
steel rails in Iudon. He declared that
no steel could be produced east of tbe Al
leghanies because the cost of transporting
me ore from tbe Lake superior region
amounted practically to prohibition.
. . . -
oayne saiu mis was an error; last year
400,000 tons of the Lake Superior Besse
mer ore (possibly the best in the world)
had been brought east of the Alleghany
mountains and used by the furnaces there.
uorman, nowever, asserted that the cost
,of assembling the raw materials was
greater than if we had them free of duty.
A WINDY DAY IN THE HOUSE.
The Speaker Again Attacked, This Time
from a Navy Yard Point of View.
The bouse Indulged in another partisan
debate, the foundation therefor being the
inauguration of work in the navy yard at
KIttery, Me. A large appropriation passed
congress some weeks ago for this yard, and
a few days ago Cummings of New York
introduced a resolution to inquire what
necessity there was for resuscitating that
yard, implying that the purpose was to
use it to help elect Reed to congress strain.
He declared yesterday that the ships to be
repaired there ought to be sent to the bone
yard, but that the exigencies of Repub
lican politics required that they be kept
afloat for purposes of "repair," so that they
would always be on hand when voters
were wanted in the navy yard.
Suspicious of the Committee.
Ills resolution, be said, hail been
changed so that the reply of the secretary
oi me navy would be sent to the commit
tee on naval affairs, whose chairman had
characterized his (Cummings) resolution
as "perfect rot." The men who would be
employed in the yard would come princi
pally from Maine and the object of their
employment was to get votes for Thomas
Bracket Reed. The whole scheme was to
use executive power for political purposes.
He asked when the secretary of the navy
had been directed to repair the ships re
Boutelle Explains Matters.
Boutelle said that the question demon
strated the Ignorance of the gentUman
of the subject he had discussed. He felt
like making an apology for replying to
such a remarkable demonstration. The
secretary of the navy was obeying the di
rect mandate of congress, and for the ne
cessity of the work ordered he referred
Cummings to the report of the chief of
the bureau of yards and docks. The na
val committee had unanimously recom
mended the appropriation, the Democrats
on the committee voting for it. Cum
mings' resolution was founded on a chron
ological error. Although tbe elections
generally were held in November, the
congressional elections in Maine were held
in September, so that if there were 10,000
men transported to the Kittery yard, not
one of them could have voted for Speaker
Reed or tbe representative from New
Hampshire. In concluding Boutelle ob
served that the greatest majority ever
cast for Thomas B. Reed was 2,433 over
his Democratic opponent, and 1,638 round
majority in 1838, when the navy yard had
been packed by a Democratic administra
Senate and House Proceedings.
Washington Citt, Aug. 6. Tbe senate
yesterday worked industriously at the
tariff bill all day. The glassware and stone
schedule was finished. A number of
amendments proposing to reduce the com
mittee rates, offered by the Democrats.
were rejected. Slate pencils were put on
the free list. The metal schedule was
takeu up, and pending a discussion of an
amendment offered by Morgan to admit
steel free the senate adjourned.
1 he house laid on tbe table the motion
to reconsider the vote giving leaves of ab
sence to clerks in first and second class
tiostofnces, and then adopted a resolution
asking the secretary of the navy for the
reasons of the increase of force at the Kit
tery navy yard, as a substitute for the
Cummings resolution of inouirv. After
adopting the resolution, and receiving the
report of the election committee in the
Clayton-Breckinridge case, which declares
Breckinridge's seat vacant, the genoral de
ficiency bill was taken un In committee of
the whole. Some progress was made with
the bill, but without finishing it the housa
A Dill Reported That Hltt Says Violates
Washington Citt, Aug. 6 Tk hme
committee on foreign affairs yesterday re
ported to the house with a favorable rec
ommendation a substitute for the bills re
cently introduced to prohibit Chinese im
migration. The substitute is accompanied
by a report prepared by Morrow of Cali
fornia. Hitt of Illinois, the chairman of
the committee, was the only member who
dissented from the committee's report He
submitted a brief statement to the nftWt
that he could not consent to the recom
mendation of the substitute, because tLa
bill is in conflict with a treaty now in
force to which the faith of th TTn!t,i
Btates is pledged.. . Morrow, in defense of
the measure, quotes stat ist fcsio prove that
the Chinese are frequent viol ttors of law
and not inoffensive and iaw-tbidicg, and
says the urpiwo of the bill is to make
Chinese exclusion complete. .
Shots Them Ont Entirely.
The committee bill excludes all Chinese
from landing in the United States, except
those persons dnly accredited to the
United Slates as ministers plenipoten
tiary, or other diplomatic representatives.
The visiting of Chinese immigrants,
whether for the purpose of trtnsit only or
otherwise, is absolutely prohibited. It
directs that hereafter no sta e or United
States court shall admit CI inese to citi
zenship, and repeals all lawj conflicting
with the act. Chiuese now ii the United
States and who may at any time hereafter
depart from tbe United States as well as
all who are now in the Unite! States, are
to be subject to all the provisions, condi
tions, promotions, and penalties of the
THE ST. PAUL RECOUNT.
Praetloal Admission by the Cltl.en.' Com
mittee of It Necessity.
Washington Citt, Aug. 6. The citi
zens' committee of St. Paul presented to
Secretary Noble yesterday t ie results of
their examination of the evidence upon
which the recent order was I ased, direct
ing a recount of the population of the
city. Their report proved tht the insur
ance map which was used by the census
office to establish in part tbe defective
ness of the census returns, was entirely
unreliable. The committee, however, ad
mitted that in bine of the districts the
returns were so defective .is to warrant
either an entire recount of t hose districts
or else a careful verification of the sched
ules. They approved a recot:ut of the en
tire city. Superintendent Porter, who
was present, said that an examination
was now in progress of the returns of
thirty-four districts, iucluding the nine
referred to by the committee, and he
thought that his action ii. issuing the
order was justified by the evidence in
Conld Not Resist O' Srlen.
Washington City, Aug. 6 Some days
ago Miss Porter, the pretty niece of Ad
miral Porter, married a young waiter of
the capital named O'Brien. Miss Porter
now claims her husband is tn Irish noble
man, a near connection of the house of
Thonnond. Miss Porter v.-rites of her
young man: "He is haudsome, being of
refined manner and soft, gentle, loving
ways, and my hungry heart could not re
sist him." Her father has more "resist
ance," for be refuses his daughter forgive
ness. M ill Be Likely to Fetch 'Em.
Washington City, Atg. 6. Maj.
nolmes, sergeant-at-nrms of the house,
said yesterday that he ha 1 not yet re
ceived orders to dock absent members of
their pay, but admitted that there is a
great probability that such a course may
betaken. This dockage will be the last
resort to compel attendance and to secure
and hold a quorum. It huti nut been en
forced for many years. f
Not an Appropriate Present.
Washington Citt, Aug. t;. Capt. Isaac
Bassett, the message ann jnncer of the
United States senate, was 71 years old
Monday, aud completed his fifty-ninth
year of continuous service. The pages of
the chamber who are under iis supervision
presented him with a wine service of
unique aud handsome desig i, but the cap
tain is a teetotaler.
A Base Ball Combine Disband..
Washington City, Aug. (i. There were
so few spectators at the ba il grounds yes
terday afternoon that the Washington
players thought that th?re would be
nothing for them after paying the guar
antee and refused to play. 1 hey disbanded
ana have all been released.
Aggregate of Oar Currency.
Washington City, Aug. The month
ly treasury statement showi that on Aug.
1 there were in circulation of gold and
silver coins and certificates. United States
notes, etc., $1,431, "lfi.atiT, a net increase
over July of l,S)y7,951.
Russia and the Israelite.
Washington City, Auj:. 6. The de
partment of state has bee i informed by
the American legation at St. Petersburg
that the rumor of the wholesale expulsion
of Jews from Russia is unfounded.
Phebe Cozieus Wants an Office.
Washington City, Aug. . Phcebe W.
Cozzens has made appiicat ion fur the po
sition of superintendent of haritles of the
District of Columbia, a ret ently created
office that will pay $3,000 a year.
Hm Brice Bought Newspaper?
Washington City, Aug. 4. It is stated
here upon good authority that Senator
elect Calvin S. Brice has bought The In
dianapolis Sentinel. The (ale, it is said,
was made about two weeks ago.
It is reported that the satinet manu
facturers have organized a combine.
Fire in Henry's flour mill at t. Louis
Tuesday caused a loss of $3 ',000.
The merchant tailors of the country are
holding their fifth annual convention at
At Dongola, Ills., Monday night a train
on the Illinois Central ran over and killed
Miss Lula Penrod.
There were half a dozen kilhigs and In
numerable serious rows in Kentucky Mon
day during the election.
The Citizens' National jank of Gatea
ville, Tex., capital $50,001, has been au
thorized to begin business.
The census bureau at Washington City
announces the population of Philadelphia,
at a rough count, to be 1,04 1,894.
President Gomners, of the Federation
of 1-aW, is urging the organization of
all railway employes into one body.
The British steamer Lord Raglan. which
sailed from San Francisco Feb. 2(1, and has
not been heard of since, bat been given up
The new capital punishment law of New
York makes it a misdemeanor for a paper
to publish details of an "elc ctrocide." The
law will be entirely ignored.
Fifteen deaths have occurred in the past
week at Preston, la., of a disease resem
bling cholera, most of the victims being
children. . Seventy are now sick.
During a light near Ovingsville, Ky.,
Monday, Johu McCarty tot Ben Wells
down and whs choking hint, when Wells'
son AlAiX stubbed McCarty fatally.
Fred Wilkie, a Chicago t abinet maker,
Mouday night shot his son Albert fatally,
and the latter then gave h s father a fatal
fracture of the skull with nn iron bar.
Two Chicago brutes whe constructed a
a bit of barbed wire with which to break
a horse were fined in that city Tuesday
$J0 and costs each, the full extent of the
Refreshing rains fell in a J parts of Kan
sas Sunday night, but the corn is so far
gone that it is estimated that not more
than 20 per cent, of last ye r's crop will be
The duke of Portland has won $100,000
thia season on tbe race course. By an
agreement with his wifebifore marriage
all this money goes to charitable pur
poses, so It is said.
J. H. Clausen, of the Boston Athletic
association, Tuesday broi e the amateur
record for hop step-and-juiap, covering 44
feet 5 inches, 3V inches be ter than Mai.
colm W. Ford made in 188- L
A lady was observed ; the enrnnr nt
Washington and Dear bora streets. CI J-
cago, Tuesday afternoon with her clothes
on fire, and when an officer proceeded to
put her out" the back of her dresa waa
in flames. She was not injured.
Signed the World's :!"alr Bill.
Springfield, nia.. A III. C ftntro.
Jfifer has attached his Bimature to the
wcrld's fair bill. The bill baa an -re
gency clause attached to it, and will take
effect at once. I
DIED IN AGONY.
Terrible Suffering of a Chicago
HE FALLS INTO SLACKING LIME
Which Does Its Horrid Work with Fright
ful &peed His Clothe, and Shoes Eaten
Off by the Time He Ha. Crawled Out
of the Box and Hi. Flesh Fall of Hole
Death a Relief.
Chicago, Aug. 0. Patrick Kane, a hod
carrier, fell into a pit of slack lime he
was preparing at the yard of Robert Bor
land, plasterer, 85l West Erie street, and
died from the effects at his home, 61 Hast
ings street yesterday moruing. Kane was
a stalwart Irishman, 84 years old, and pos
sessed a record of unbroken good health,
but on the day the accident occurred he
complained of a sick headache. At the
close of the day's work his employer
asked him to prepare some lime for the
next day's work Kane at first declined
on the plea that ha was ill, but was finally
persuaded to resume work. None of the
laborers was alwmt the yard when Knne
began working the lime aud his employer
went back to the office to cnlculate esti
mate? on some jobs in hand.
Fell Into the Burning; Lime.
About 7 o'clock Kane, who felt weary
and tired, leaned heavily on the mixer
with which he was stirring up the lime.
The plank on which he stood had been
thrown carelessly across a corner of the
box. His weight turned it over, and be
fore he could regain his balance or utter a
cry for help he fell full length into the
boiling, bubbling lime. He sank down,
no part of his body escaping contact with
the burning liquid except his left arm and
the upper part of his face.
Just Able to tiet Ont.
Kane was a strong man, and though
half blinded by the specks of lime that
splashed up from the box, and suffering
horribly from the mouthful of fiery liq
uid he had swallowed in his fatal plunge.
crawled out, staggered a few paces,
and then fell prostrate on the sand heap,
where he was found a few minutes later
by his employer. From his shoulders
downward the lime had eaten into his
clothes and was slowly making its way
through the flesh of the unconscious man.
Terrible : fleets of the Bath.
The soles of his boots had dropped off,
and his trousers from the knee down hung
in shreds from his slowly consuming
limbs. The skin on the npper part of his
right arm, which was bared to the shoul
der, had been burned away and the mus
cles aud tendons had succumbed to the
destroyer. The nails on tbe fingers had
dropped off almost immediately after
coming in contact with the lime, and the
hand was tightly clinched as if to con
quer the maddening pain. The liquid
crept slowly but relentlessly through his
shirt, eating its destructive wuy and
frightfully scorching his chest and back
A Mass of Bnrning Flesh.
The man was a mass of burning flesh
and lime, and when Borland, his employ
er, found him on thesaud heap the fatal
lime had effectually done its deadly work.
Uorlind rushed for the hose pipe and at
tempted to check the progress of destruc
tion by deluging Kaue with cold water.
Then, despairing of the man's life, he car
ried him to his buggy with the lime-eaten
clothes still clinging to his burned body
and drove the injured man home. For a
week Kane hovered between life ana
Buffered a Hundred Death.,
None of the sufferers seen by Dante dur
ing his journey through the Inferno conld
ever have endnred the awful agony expe
rienced by the dying hod-carrier, as the
lime fairly searched its way through his
lungs. The scars on his body and limbs
were hideous enough, but all chance of
recovery was destroyed by the awful fire
raging within. Kane bore his suffering
witn the iortuude of a stoic.
Bore It Like a Hero.
No word of complaint ever crossed his
lips, and he showed nosinof the great
agony he felt except to lay bis uninjured
band on his bosom and murmur, "My
heart is burning away!" The fiery fluid
released him yesterday after a week's suf
fering, and Kane passed away uncon
scious of the approach of death.
FOUND FOUR CORPSES.
The Wreck of an I'nltnoun Barge Gives I'p
West End Long Branch, X. J., Aug. 0,
The mystery in connection with an un
known barge which was wrecked at this
place a few days ago deepens. Yesterday
moruiug an artist on Harper's Weekly,
who was sketching the wreck, discovered
a foot sticking out of the water. The cor
oner was notiueu. An Investigation was
at once made aud four bodies were found.
The name or numlier of the barge can not
be ascertained. 1 he theory Is that she is
the barge that was sunk by the steam
ship Thingvalla. If this is the case the
barge had four men aboard of her and
was barge B 13, from Newport News, Va.
i ne name ot tnnse on the barge were
Capt. lii.-k Summers, Bob Waters, a man
named t lemming, aud another whose
name is not known.
Can Not Slint Off Swinburne.
London, Aug. 6. In the house of com
mons lust night, O Brion, member for
North Monaghau. asked whether the gov
ernment intended to prosecute the poet
Swinburne for writing a poem which was
published in The Fortnightly Review, in
citing the murder of the czar. O'Brien
was proceeding to read the poem, when
the speaker called him to order, saying
that parliament could not control tbe
poems of Swinburne. The speaker's re
marks caused great laughter.
The Sentinel Not Sold.
Indianapolis, Aug. n. The report
from Washington thnt Senator Brice had
purchased a controlling interest in The
Indianapolis Sentinel is denied by the
manager of tbe paper, who says there is
not the least foundation for the story.
The report says Brice secured the controll
ing interest through the estate of the late
W llliam Fleming, of Fort Wayne. Asa
matter of fact, Fleming never had but
13,000 of stock in The Sentinel.
Farmers' Alliance Convention.
New Ouleans, La., Aug. 6. The Times
Democrat Sturkville, Miss., special says:
The State Farmers' Alliance met yester
day, 140 delegates lietng present. Cal
houn and Clay were the only counties not
represented. The day was spent in ap
pointing committees and listening to the
report of President Pattis, which was of
a very encouraging character.
Bitten by Tarantula.
Omaha, Aug. 6. Robert Brown, a news
boy who runs between Omaha and Sydney
on the Union Pacific railway, was bitten
by a tarantnla that wia hidden in a bunch
of bananas he was handling Ynnno-
Brown paid little attention to the bite at
first, not knowing the nature of it hot
his arm became so swollen as to burst his
shirt sleeve and be suffered great agony.
A physician on the train took him in
charge, bringing him to Omaha for treat
ment. He may recovor. i
The Base Hall Players.
Chicago, Ang. 6. There were but two
games of base ball played by the League
and Brotherhood clubs yesterday. The
cores were as follows: League: At Cleve
landCleveland 6, Chicago 10; batteries
Beatin and Zimmer, Stein and Kittridge.
Brotherhood: Pittsburg - Buffalo game
postponed rain. At Chicago Chicago 6,
Cleveland 8; batteries Baldwin and Far
rell, O'Brien and Sntcliffe. -l -
Western: At Kansas City Minneapolis
ft, Kansas City 4; at Omaha Milwaukee
4, Omaha S: at Denver St. Paul L Den
ver 11; at Sioux City Dea Moines 7, Sioul
City V. .
MADE THE ISSDE
And It Affects Somebody'
Standing for Veracity.
GOV. CAMPBELL IS ONE PEINOIPAL
And a Citizen Vouched lor by a News
paper f (lit or the Other The tiovernor
Denies, In Terms Proposed by the Kdt
tor, Certain Alleged Belligerent lie
mark The Issue Now Made I'p and the
Witness To Be Heard Next -Spiey Cor
respondence. CoLUMHUs, O., Aug. JtWTbe Evening
Press on July 23 having stated that Gov.
Campbell had threatened, in conversation,
to call out the militia in case any attempt
should be made to enforce the Lodge bill
in Ohio, the governor yesterday sent its
editor tbe following letter:
"Dear Sir: The Cinc innati Commercial
Gazette of Sunday states that one of the
editors of your paper claimsto be prepared
to confront me with a witness who will
dispute my denial of the wholly untruth
ful story ooucerning me, which appeared
in your issue of Mouday evenlog July 28,
1 beg to say that no person eer heard me
use the language you imputed to me, or
any words that could possibly be strained
to have Much a meaning. I do not believe
you, or any one connected with your pa
per, has ever talked with any person who
will so state. Your alleged witness is a
The Governor's Proposition.
In order to test your truth and sinceri
ty I will give $500 to any charity you may
designate if, after you have disclosed tbe
name of this alleged witness to either of
the following gentlemen, to-wit: Daniel
J. Ryan, D. K. Watson, E. W. Poe, S. K.
Flickinger, or George K. Nash, either of
them will say that such witness is respon
sible and veracious and upholds your
charge against me even colorably for I
do not exact literal proof. Of course I
shall demand that the witness named
shall repeat what he, personally, heard
me say not what some third person says.
This offer is open for acceptance until
noon ot Thursday, Aug. 7. Respectfully,
"James E. Cami-bell.
Not Satisfactory to the Editor.
The Press editor answered as follows:
"Dear Sip.: Your letter of to-day is re
ceived. Your denial of the truth of the
story published in The Press to which it
alludes have so far been of such a general
character that it is not plain what part of
it you question. If you will make an ex
plicit denial of the charge that yon have
expressed in words the idea of calling ont
the militia to resist the e-.iforceraeut of the
Lodge federal election law, should it be
enacted, we will furnish you with our
source of information, which you your
self, we believe, will acknowledge to be
A Form of Denial Suggested.
"In order that there may be no further
quibbling, we suggest that you sign and
deliver to us the following explicit state
ment: I hereby declare that I never state.1 nor snj
frested to ay one the calling out of the mili
tary of Ohio in case the Lodge bill should
pass and an attempt ba msde to e i force it in
my state. And 1 never stated, RUKrestel, nor
intimated, to any one, that I would make such
a declaration in my speech at the state bouse
M tbe meeting called f.r the 19th of July.
Not Running a Paper for Charity.
"The Press is not a charitable institu
tion. It is a newspaper and our desire,
we assure yon, is only to establish the
truth. Upon the receipt of such a state
ment as Is above suggested, we will fur
nish you and the publio at no expense
whatever, a complete Btory of our source
of information and the manner in which
the matter came to be used.
J. H. Galbraith, Editor Press."
Now Call Tour Witness.
The governor answered in a letter, say
ing: "1 Hereby declare that I never Mated
nor sugirested to any one the calling out
or the militia in Ohio in case the Lodue
bill should pass and an attempt lie made
to enforce it in this state. I never stated,
suggested, or intimated to any one that I
would make such a declaration in my
speech at the state house at the meeting
called for the Pth of July, l'JO."
BEGAN WITH NINETEEN DOLLARS.
Ben Lightburn, Who Is Is a Hostler and
Now Worth l.OOO.OOO.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Ang. 6. Six years
ago Benjamin Lightburn. a poor young
man from Virginia, was graduated from
Brown university with Just $19 is his
pocket. He had supported himself in col
lege by cleaning the city lamps and by
keeping a boarding house. During his
university cmirse he became engaged to
Miss Delia L Carpenter, of North Main
street. They parted to such a time as he
might earn enough money to support a
wife. He went to Kansas City with his
$19, entered a lawyer's office, saved his
earnings. Invested in real estate and struck
fione to Claim His Bride.
He has sent enough money to Miss Car
penter to enable her to obtain an educa
tion. The second year he was away he
sent he,r a $."00 watch, and has since pre
sented her with diamonds. Lightburn
has now arrived in Providence to claim
his bride, who persistently refuses to
name the wedding day until she has be
come "accomplished." He Is reported to
be worth f 1.000.000. The wedding will oc
cur in tbe old First Baptist meeting
house, and President Andrews, of Brown
university, it is said, will officiate. Mr.
Lightburn has built an elegant house in
Kansas City, to which he will take his
London, Aug. 8. The German sailors
on the imperial yacht Hohenzollern and
the other German vessels escorting the
emperor are mixing cordially with the
English sailors nd English residents on
the Isle of Wight, and frequently joining
in singing the national an I hems of both
countries. This couditiou of things is in
marked contrast to that which prevailed
on the occasion of the emperor's former
visit, when the German sailors were merely
tolerated ut a distance.
Violent Deaths of Two Women.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 6. At Council
Bluffs, It., yesterday morning. Mrs. Ta
bitba Harringrerd was struck by a Rock
Island express train and killed. Last
night Mrs. H. S. Dillsaver was thrown
from a buggy aud died in half an hour
from in j uries.
Cholera Reported In Ku ssla.
London, Aug. 6. It is reported that the
cholera in a virulent form has appeared iu
several UussUn towns on the Polish fron
tier. Sanitary precautions are being taken
to prevcut the spread of the disease.
Jn a fight lietwcen Mexicans and Ameri
cans at Shatter, Tex.. Monday, one Amer
ican, J. I. Graves, was killed and another
Ike Lee, seriously wounded. One Mexi
can i believed tn hnre hwn killpil
cubject to severe spells of cholera morbus;
auu uuw wueu we ieei any or toe iymp
tOtnl that UBQallv nrecpnrl thst
ucq u aickneaa at tbe stomach, disr-l
rnea, etc., we become acary. We bare
found Chamberlain Remedy the rery
thing to straighten one out in such cases,
and always keep it about. It is some
what similar to the usual cholera cores,
but seems to contain ino-mxlienta th.t
der It more pleasant to take, nrl that tn
their work more quickly. Sheriff Dever-
eux tens us that be is subject to cholera
morbus, and recent! v felt a
- . vuiuiuk
on, when he obtained a bottle of Cham
neriain s uoiic cholera anri rt;.
Remedv and two doaea marl h. .n
right. We are not writing this for a naf
la.t.lt ft... a. .
waiiiuuuiMi uut to iei oar retvaera know
Whfct 11 fc ffOod thin or a I- k
house.Troy. (Kan.) Chuf.
x or saie Dy 11 arts Bahnsen.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-C1TIES,
A.T POPULAR PRICES
la always to be found at
Robt. Kiause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVLNPORT. IA.
For Men, Ladies and
The President and Secretary Blaine.
Philadelphia. Aur. tt. A special from
Cape May says: Tha president did not
leave yesterday as expected. He and Sec
retary Blaine have derived so much bene
fit from their short sojourn, that it was
decided to defer the day of departure un
til to-day. President Harrison and Post
master General Wnnannker will proceed
at once to Washington City, while Sscre
tary Blaine will i?o to New York.
A Colored Farmers' Alliance.
Coli-mbia. S. C, Aug. 6. -The colored
Farmers' Alliance has made its appear
ance and State Alliance Lecturer Powers
nays it numbers 35.0U0 members in South
Carolina. While the chief purpose of the
order is mutual benefit, Mr. Powers says
it is intended to do whatever would be to
its advantage. It would go into politics if
Atchison Declares a Dividend.
Boston, Aug. 6 The board of directors
of the Atchison liailroad company has de
clared a dividend of 2 per cent, ou the
income bonds from the earning of tbe
nine months ended July 30 last, payable
Sept. I. "
Aereamof tartar baking powder. Highest of
all In lasveninit strength. V. S. Qovtrumtnt St
poHAug. 17. 1889
Ko. 1610, 1613 and 1614, Third Ave.,
Is the cheapest place In tha cormfy to bay Ckr
riases. Baggies, Paints, Oils, etc.
nt stru or
For sale, secured on laud worth from
three to fire times the amount -of
E. W. HURST,
Attobvby at Law
Booau I aad 4 Kaeoue Taatpla,
ROOK ISLAND, ILL.
SPRING SEASON. 1890
THK LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
GARSE & CO.,
ChUdren, all noted for fit, wear,
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet
Choice Family Groceries
ABr.t . . u C,r ThirdTueandTa-enty-nr9t8t.Ro;iMni.
P..4a "itVo?" 0r0Ceri" ' U1 " IMr, prices. A share of
Detiet in Sew and
-Second Hand Goods
. fcll. and tr.de. .y
Uas opened his New and Spacious
O A TV JT T -r -r i .
No. 1C20 to 1626 Third avenue
where henrould t pleased to see his friends.
.acV ?rtBk -H.,f.ndV.r,-
J. X. DIXO.N,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Amu C'
23 V7m HERLIT3KHa
No. 229 Twentieth Street. ext to Conrad Schneider-, grocerj. Rock Ua.4
for fine fining
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Mads la thslate.t style. Also repairtof dooe wlik ae. ..d dispatch
'( House and Sign Painter.
Flrit-dassaralntng aad P.par Hanjla,. Shop Fourth At., bet tl aad 2d St..
'P.O. Box 67. ROCK ISLAT-
comfort and durability.
Avenue, Dealer in
Cigars and Toys,
AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
irtt - Mt elirlAn. t. l .1.1 . ,
nirAMl bHi ii . i
" -is iuc wi lunrniTora, id ai uu u '
attention pUd to upi.KiDK tlcuc u.iv
parries, aociaJs, etc.
AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL
A swclsltj Bade of Jtwelrr.
No. 1614 Second Avenue