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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, AUG., 8, 1890.
Published Dally and Weekly at 164 Second Ave
nue, Bock Island, 111.
"J. W. Potter,
Tinas-Daily. 60c per month; Weekly, 8.00
All communications of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religions, must have
real name attached for publication Mo each srtl
ticles will be printed over flctitioui signatures.
Anonymous communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
I n Rock Island connty.
Friday, August 8, 1890.
For United States Senator Jon M. Pauikk.
For State Tieasnrer Edward B. Wiuo.
ForBniit. of Public Instruction.. ..Hbkrt Raab.
T1 1 John Hrtaht.
For Trustee Illinois f N. W. Graham.
Lnlvers.ty, f ....Richabo D. Horoah
For Congress Bbw T. Cablb
For State Senator R. H Hinm
For Representative Jjofl A. Wrt80M.
For Countv Jndpe
For County Clerk... Chakiss Crsittx
KorSherirt . C D. Gordok
For Treasurer Gbo. B. Bbownbr
For County Snpt. of schools. Ch. B Marshall
What's the matter with Grover C!eve
landT More than a week has pant, since
be wrote a letter. Burlington Ilawkeye
Doubtless he is awaiting the last news
from the Grand Gift and Grab company
at Washington, D . C. More than a week
has passed since the Harrisons accepted
any old clothes, cabins'and sicb.
A railroad engineer on the Boston &
Maine saw a rrau on the track waving at
him a few days ago, and his mind being
filled with the possibility of impending
danger, stopped the train. Every one
was in a high state of excitement, but the
man coolly boarded the smoking car
without uttering a work. He looked as
if he had not traveled far from his native
heath, and on being questioned said:
"Well, I just waved my hatd 'cos I
wanted to get on the keera. I'm going
ter Wells, and I never been on the keers
before." lie spoke, it is said, with an
unmistakable air of innocence, and raised
such a flood of good nature that the con
ductor silently took his fare, and when be
was landed at Wells he was loudly cheered
in honor of his first ride.
The Rotku Mountain Newt and the
Timet at Denver have been sold to a syn
dicate headed by Assistant Postmaster
General Clarkaon and Senators Teller
and WolcolL Mr. Clarkson is to have
absolute control of the consolidated pa'
per, which will be made a republican or
gan. The price paid for the Newt was
f 500,000. and for the Time $200,000.
This large transfer of newspaper prop
erty has mote than ordinary significance
attached to it. For years the Rocky
Mountain Newt has been the fearless and
able exponent of democratic doctrine in
Colorado and adjoining western states.
Its circulation is enormous, and it has al
ways been a thorn in the republican side.
Its purchase and consequent change of
political faith is a serious blow to de
mocracy in the west, and unless some de
cisive steps are taken by the party leaders
to found a new paper the democratic
party will be sadly crippled in that sec
The First National bank of Grand View,
Tex., capital $T)0,000, has been authorized
to beg in business.
It iH estimated that ths restoration of tha
anti-Jewish edicts in Russia will drive
1,0U0,M00 Jews oi.tof the country.
It in reported that ex-Presideut Cleve
land is reducing bin avoirdupois by a life
of knocking about in a sail boat.
Itusflell K. Harrison, son of the presi
dent, is in Chicago, and says that Texas,
where he lias iw-n recently, is enthusiastic
over the World's fair.
The corn crop of Kansas, which was re
ported a month ago at ) per cent, of an
average, is now rated at 83 per rent. The
wheat crop is better than was expected.
Miss Mary E. Mi n ford, of Dewitt, Neb.,
loved .not wisely but too well and a
married man at that and a doctor refus
ing to help her she committed suicide.
The oilicial rough count of the city of
Chicago whs made public at the census
bureau at Washington City Thursday. It
credits Chicago with a population of 1,008,
6T6. Daniel Williams, a wealthy farmer of
Elkhorn, Wis., cast his eye on the game
of monte and incited thereto by a love of
lucre, tried his luck. It was bad, $6,000
Moffatt college, on Isle Perrot, ten milea
from Montreal, has been burned to the
ground, and it 300 students are quartered
in outbuildings and neighboring farm
Murray Hall, a handsome summer hotel
at Pablo beach, near Jacksonville, Fla,,
waa burned to the ground Thursday.
There were fifty guests in the hotel, all of
whom escaped without difficulty. The
loss la over fJOO.OOO.
The United States steamers Baltimore,
Atlanta, Vorktown, Dolphin, Petrel, Ve
suvius and dishing have been ordered to
rendezvous at llostou next week to take
part in the naval manoeuvres auring the
O. A. It. encampment.
It has about been decided by the mem
bers of the South Fork Fisniug and Hunt
ing club to donate the property at the fa
mous South Fork dam to the Pittsburg
Fresh Air Fund association. Tha dam
"?a the cause of the Johnstown flood.
Edward Treusch, an old man who had
for years kept a little chewing gum and
pocketbook stand on Randolph street,
Chicago, dropped dead of heart disease
Thursday. When his body waa exam
ined there were found aewed iuside his
ahirt 1,000 in money.
The Brickmakers' association of New
York, embracing all the manufacturers
who sell brick in that city, has decided to
ell no more brick there until the walking
delegate is abolished. This is la return
for a boycott the board of walking dele
gates has put on the product of ona firm
In tha association which employs non
Miss Virginia Schley, daughter of Capt
Schley or the United States ateamer Bal
timore, is engaged to marry Ralph Mon
tague Stuart-Wortley, nephew of the earl
of Wharnecliffe, Yorkshire, England, tha
family being prominent in the British
aristocracy. The young man, however,
will become a citizen of the United States,
being employed in an important position
on the Richmond and Danville railway.
Money for the Sault Bta. Maria.
Washington City. Aug. a An under
atanding has bean reached regarding tha
appropriations for the Sault Ste. Maria
canal, and all danger to the great water
way from that source has been removed.
An item baa been inserted by the senate
In the river and harbor bill appropriating
$1,800,000 for the building of a new lock
and the improvement of the Long lake
channel, the appropriation to continue
from year to year until $5,400,000 in all has
Information on tap "Mr. Jones, who
' was Plutarch?" "He wu the god of the
infernal regions. He wrote poetry, and
waa celebrated for his attention! to
No"Maudlin Sentiment About
the Gallant General.
THINKS ELE0TE0CIDE ALL EIGHT,
And Mas No Objection to a Little Torture
for tbe Miscreants Who Hatcher Wom
en Dr. Soathwick Rldicalee the Hor
rible Story Told of Kemmler's Taking
Off, and Says He Died Absolutely
Without Pain English Editors Go Into
Convulsions Over the Matter.
Kew York. Aug. 8. Gen. Daniel F.
Sickles, sheriff of New York, in 'an inter
view expressed the opinion that the exhi
bition in tbe death-chamber at Auburn
prison would not have the slightest infki.
nee in the repealing of the law.
"Why should the law be repealed?" he
asked. "Simply because this man suf
fered? Nonsense. He deserved to suffer,
and the greater the suffering the greater
will be the deterring effect on the mur
derous creatures of his ilk."
Has No Sympathy for Wife Butehers.
"But, general," suggested the reporter,
"the ostensible reason why the law was
substituted for the old law was that it was
supposed to provide a more civilized way
of putting criminals to death. Their suf
ferings were to be decreased as much as
"Yes, I understand that, and let me say
right here that the maudlin Bentiment of
sympathy for these wife butchers and
other brutes, stimulated by alleged con
version, is altogether wrong. Men like
this Kemmler should be punished, and if
their punishment is enhanced by the latest
method of execution it is not a cause for
sorrow by any means.
If You Only Give It Time.
"But aside from that, granting that the
new law waa intended to make death aa
painless as possible, it has by no meana
been demonstrated that the execution waa
a failure, It was the first attempt, re
member, and as successful, I imagine, as
was the first attempt at hanging a mur
derer or crucifying him. Electrocution la
an art that has to be acquired by practice,
and after three or four scoundrels have
been put out of the way by this method,
then things will, no doubt, move more
"Then you are not in favor of abrogat
ing the law?"
Terror May Be a Good Thing.
"By no means. I guess it is a very good
law. It provides a good way of punishing
these persons whose minds run to slaugh
ter, and the terrors of it will make the as
sassin pause before he murders his victim
with tbe knife or pistol, with poison or
the club. There will be no trouble at all,
and the fellows who think it is a good
time to carry out their murderous designs
on defenseless women because a sickly
sympathy has been worked up for this
man Kemmler had better go slow. They
will be shuffled off right along without a
hitch of any consequence."
DR. SOUTHWICK'S VIEWS.
The Father of Electrocide Pooh-Poohs
the Sensational Talk.
Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. a Dr. A. P.
Southwick, father of the electrical execu
tion law, said yesterday In an Interview:
"I feel just as I have always felt on this
matter. There is nothing against the sys
tem at all, and the fact is there has been a
great deal of senseless sensational talk
about the execution. For instance, the big
story in regard to the sickening spectacle
of froth, saliva, etc, coming from Kemm
ler's mouth is ridiculous. It was a per
fectly natural thing, and was caused by
the muscular contraction of the stomach.
It was nothing nnnsual at all. In fact a
party of ladies could sit In a room where
an execution of this kind was going on
and not see anything repulsive whatever.
The deration a Success.
"The burning of tbe flesh was also ex
aggerated. That was caused simply by
tbe fact that the sponge under tbe elec
trode was too small. A light current was
passing through then, and the sponge
having dried out the electrode just
touched the skin. I think Kemmler's
nerve affected those there about as much
an anything. It looked to me, 'though, as
an evidence of mental incapacity. He
seemed to be without fear, and helped to
adjust thestraps in a way that was simply
astonishing. No, air, I do not consider
that this will be the last execution by
elertricity. There will be lots of them. It
has been proved that the idea is correct,
and I think the law is the beat one. The
execution was a success. Kemmler never
knew what happened him, and died ab
solutely without pain."
OPINION IN ENGLAND.
An Electrician Who Denounces the Meth
od The Newspaper.
London-, Aug. 8. Mr. Preece, chief elec
trician of the postoffice department, in an
interview last evening, recalled the fact
that be bad denounced the use of elec
tricity for the execution of criminals be
fore the British association in 188U. Ha
reiterated the views he expressed at that
time, and declared that he did not believe
a powerful Leyden battery effective in tha
taking of life. The American plan, ha
thought, was aa good as any, but the dif
ficulty was to know what amount nf !.
triclty was certain to nrodnce death with.
out tortnre. From a scientific point of
view ue tnougnt tne execution of Kemm
ler waa a failure.
One Editor Who Is Not Worried.
All the papers except The Pall Mall
Gasette go Into convulsions nf inHlcma.
tion over the horror, as they term it. Tha
Gasette tells its enntamnnrarina tn tm
slow, that the American people are too ten
ner wnn criminals rather tban too severe;
that the published accounts do not justify
the assertion that Kemmler aiifTor1
particle and that all the heroics are with
out any justmcation in fact. Not an ex
pert who attended the execution can be
quoted as asserting that Kemmler fait
anything after the electric contact waa
STATESMEN GETTING TIRED.
They Request a Reoees of the Bouse for
Washington Citt, Aug. a About ISO
members of tha house, Republicans and
Democrats about evenly divided, have
united in the request to the committee on
rules to report a resolution providing for
a recess of tbe house from Saturday of thia
week until Friday of next week. Many
members demre to attend the O. A. R.
meeting in Bostou next week, while others
are anxious to go out of town for a few
Not Likely to Get It.
leading Republicans, including the
speaker, are opposed to the programme,
so it is doubtful whether It will carry.
One prominent Republican euid there
were so many committees clamoring for
time that it would be Impossible to ad
journ for a week without seriously endan
gering public business.
THE ISSUE IS ACUTE NOW.
Convenw Sustains the Editor mm to Camp-
bell's Belligerent Talk.
COLUMBUS. O.. Aucr. 8 ExonirresB-
man George L. Converse gave out last
pight for publication his statement about
the Governor Campbell Lodge, bill am
broglio. He says that young Allen W.
'Iburman did tell him that Governor
CamDbell had told him fThn
he(Campbell) intended in his protest meet
ing speech to say that if the Lodge bill
was pasneu ana its eniorcement attempted
in Ohio he (Camnbelh would mil nut th
militia to prevent its execution. Con
verse sustains The Columbus Daily Press
story, and thns an issue of veracity la
raised Detween Converse and Thurman.
THE SENATE ELECTION BILL.
Modlfieatlona Bljtda To Not Kea oncile th
DenncnU a Little Bl c.
Washington Citt. Aug. 8. 1 loar, from
the committee on privileges and elections,
reported to tbe senate yesterday a substi
tute for the federal elections hill. The
substitute varies from the Lodge bill in
some important particulars. . Tbe more
important modifications and eiiangesare
as follows: The army at the po' la section
of the Lodge bilP-or rather th it section
which in effect Incorporates thi army at
the polls section of the revised utatutes In
the bill is omitted from tha mate com
mittee's bilL The certificates ( f election
of members of congress Issued by the state
boards of canvassers, which ander the
house bill are to be accepted by the clerk
of the house, under the senate .jommlttee
bill may be contested and are subject to
final adjudication before United Statea
circuit court judges.
No Registration Veriflcat ion.
The house to house visit clause for the
purpose of verifying the registry lists in
the house bill, is omitted, and United
States marshals are not permi tted to se
lect juries. The penalties fr crimes
which may be committed under the senate
bill, with the exception of bribery, are all
made misdemeanors, instead c f felonies
as under the house bill, and tho penalties
are correspondingly lighter. It is under
stood that some Republicans desire still
further modifications, while tie Demo
crats say that the two measure.! are alike
in principle and effect, and that one is as
objectionable as the other.
A NOVEL HONEYMOON.
The Happy Couple Take Their Wedding!
Trip In a Row Boat.
Detroit, Aug. 8. A Detroit couple have
just returned from their heneymoon,
which was taken in a row bot t. When
David D. Gale, foreman of tbe Russell
Wheel and Foundry company, of this city,
wedded fair Tenia Mathews June 15, it
waa with the understanding that they
should take their wedding trip In a row
boat. Both had prepared appropriate cos
tumes, and early on the morn after their
wedding they stepped into a small row
boat and each took hold of a pai r of oars.
Made a Bd Start.
Their boat was a IS-foO double-pointed
cedar ship and carried nine squr.re feet of
sail. Tha first day they had he id winds
and made but twenty miles, a id found
lodging for the night beneath a farm
house roof near the shore. Two days they
had delightful rowing weather and got
along swimmingly. With wind and oar
and an occasional tow from a steam barge
the bridal couple got along rapidly.
Cam Back by Rail.
At noon of the fifth day they arrived at
Oakdale Harbor, just 840 miles by tbe coast
line measure. The longest distance made
anyone day waa ninety-two ndles, and
the average sixty-two miles per ( ay. They
returned by rail, arriving at tl eir home
Wednesday, both well browned by expo
sure, but delighted with their experience.
The Georgia Democracy.
Atlanta, Ga , Aug. 8. The state Demo
cratic convention met at 12 o'cloi k yester
day, Hon. H. L. Berner call it to order.
Hon. W. H. Atkinson, of Coweta county,
was elected permanent chairman. Hon.
J. W. Northen, of Hancock county, was
nominated for governor by a unanimous
and rising vote, and Gen. Phil. Cook for
secretary of state. The platform adopted
renews the party pledges to the political
principles set forth in the national Demo
cratic platform of 1S88.
Deferred the Rata Question.
New York, Aug. a The met ting of
the joint committee of the Truik Lines
association and the Central Traffic asso
ciation adjourned yesterday to reconvene
at;Chicago on Aug. 14. All pend'ng ques
tions were deferred until tha: time.
Chairman Blanchard said that t tie meet
ing was entirely harmonious and that tha
postponement waa had in order to obtain
additional information upon points under
discussion, and also to enable tl e repre
sentatives of the lake and rail lines to be
Entry of the Restored Lani a.
Washington Citt, Aug. 8. Land Com
missioner Groff has issued a circ alar for
the guidance of local land officer in dis
posing of the lands in Wisconsin and
Minnesota restored to tbe public domain
by act of congress approved June 20, 1890.
This act authorizes the president to cause
certain lands withdrawn for reservoir pur
poses to be restored to the public domain
and be subject to entry under th home
stead laws. The commissioner sta tes that
no entry for or settlement will be allowed
until after Dec 20, 189a
They "nave It In' for Vane-.
Charlotte, Nt. C, Ausr. 8. The warfare
of tha Farmers' Alliance and the Rich
mond and Danville railway again tt Sena
tor Vance grows apace and is exciting
much interest. It has been supposed by
Democrats outside of tbe Alliaiice that
that organization having named seven
out of tbe nine congressional nominees
no formidable attempt would be made to
defeat the senator. It appears, however,
that the farmers will determinedly op
pose Vance because of his stand on the
Base Ball Decisions and Amen Ilea. -
Omaha, Neb., Aug. a Tho directors of
the Western Base Ball association met
here yesterday to settle controversy be
tween Dee Moines and Kansas City over
Pitcher Hart and Fielder Patton. Secre
tary Roche had decided in favor of Des
Moines and this was endoiseL Des
Moines' franchise will probably to sold
to Grand Rapids. President McCormlck
broke his uubrella over Umpire Braua
wine's bead. Brauswine was releatd aod
will sign to pitch for Kansas City.
A Warning to Kaiser Billy.
London, Aug. 8. It is report i that
Emperor William haa received a mysteri
ous warning to be careful of himself on
his visit to Russia and to avoid as much
as possible too close contact with the czar.
The unknown writer of the warnit g says
that the emperor has begun his reign in a
satisfactory manner and that there is a
purpose to give him a fair chance to prove
himself a man of the people, but tnat the
czar has condemned himself by his own
No Cholera at Proston, law
Clinton, la., Aug. 8. It has been as
certained here that the disease repc rted at
Preston, la, as cholera is in reality a ma
lignant form of dysentery. A bom, eigh
teen deaths have occurred In tbe past
twenty odd daya. Direct communication
with Preston is cutoff and people are
reticent, but the epidemic Is understood tc
Will Come to the Land of th Free.
London, Aug. 8. Tha leading J.jws of
London say that there is no real ( round
for the apprehension expressed by Eng
lish newspapers regarding aa lrrupi ion of
Russian Jewa into this country. It is
claimed that the vast majority will emi
grate to tbe United States.
Republicans Carry Oklahomiu
NEW OELEAKi, La., Aug. 8. The Times
Democrat's correspondent at Oklahoma
City, L T., says: The first election ever
held In this territory went off quietly.
Both parties fought hard for supn macy.
The territory has gone Republlca u by s
Killed by a Bieycle.
London, Aug. a At Munich yesterday
tha daughter of Heir Miler, fornuriy a
member of the Bavarian ministr y was
truck by a bicycle while walking' in tht
park and killed.
Trafflo Stopped on the Railways.
London, Aug. &-All traffic on tbe rail
ways and docks at Cardiff has been
topped. The railway directors are mak
ing fresh overtures to the men.
1 PAltADED IN STYLE.
Brilliant Pageant of Patri
SIX THOUSAND OF THEM IS USE.
Reinforced with 9,000 Plain Odd Eel
lows The Great Day of the Canton
ment and What . It Developed Gov.
Fifer Reviews tho Marchers and Tena
of Thousands of People Line tho Route
of March Fireworks Light op tha City
Chicago, Aug. 8. Yesterday waa the
great day of the Patriarch Militant cele
bration. All the Patriarchs, the military
organizations of the city, and thousands
of the brethren of the triple link united In
a great demonstration. In tha morning
the competition between subordinate
lodges was continued at Battery D. In
the afternoon the triennial inspection of
the Patriarchs took place in Lake Front
park. About 5,000 men were in line and
made a gorgeous display.
The Event ot tho Day.
Owing to the dense crowds and evident
mismanagement on the part of the offi
cials, the big parade didn't get started un
til about 4:30 o'clock, and it was about 5
o'clock when the head of the procession
passed the grand stand. Grand Sire Un
derwood, in all the splendor of his gener
alissimo's uniform, was at the head of the
column, surrounded by his staff of aidea
in costumes equally gorgeous, ilia spe-
cial escort consisted of tbe Boston Hus
sars, Junia Hussars and Denver Lancers.
Fifteen Thousand Men in Line.
"It was estimated that between 10,000
and 15,0iM) men were in line, including
about 6,000 uniformed patriarchs. On the
reviewing stand at the Lake Front park
were gathered the dignitaries of tbe state
and city as well as of the I. O. O. F.
Nearly 20,000 people also occupied seats in
the amphitheatre and, thousands crowded
the parks and streets' windows, balcon
ies and roofs along Miohigan avenue.
There were so many breaks in the line
that the review lasted for over two hours.
Some of the Parade Features.
On the grand stand were Governor Fifer
and staff. Mayor Cregier, and others, re
viewing the parade. The most brilliant
exhibition was that of the Hussars and the
Chicago Zouaves, but that part of the review
which included the Militant army was a
fine sight. The uniformity and elegance of
the regimentals made the military branch
of Odd Fellows as imposing a spectacle as
that of the Knights-Templar ten years
ago, though the uniformed Masonic fra
ternities were, perhaps, stronger in num
bers. While tha -Patriarchs Militant
passed by the reviewing stand Governor
Fifer and Mayor Cregier remained stand
ing, with uncovered heads. It must have
been somewhat of an ordeal, because it
lasted for over an hour.
Another Fireworks Display.
After darkness hail settled ever the city,
tens of thousands of people gathered at
Lake Front park to see the
display of fireworks, which was
ushered in hy a flight of twelve
beautiful rockets. There was fire every
where after those twelve rockets fled iuto
the air. It burned in different colors
upon the grass; it cut the darknemin a
score of .fantastic ways, and it painted the
windows of tbe big Auditorium building
with alternating colors. Such a grand
spectacle has not been seen in Chicago
since the constitutional centennial cele
bration one year ago last April. For one
hour the sky was aflame with all the
The Air Full of Fire.
It looked as though the heavens had
been turned upside down and the plan
ets, satellites, comets, and whole constel
lations was dropping into space. There
was a star as red as Mars sailing away as
gracefully as a boat with a gondolier'a
stroke. Then came an explosion which
shook the windows, and stars as luminous
and steely aa Venus and Saturn leaped
from showers of sparks and fled Into the
darkness. Then came more bombs from
the white sleeved mortarmen in the park,
and with each explosion there trailed
throng) the air long, feathery ribbons of
sparks, trouH-s of lighted balloons and
stars th.tt cracked and hissed until one
could imagine himself in the midst of a
terrific battle between the planets.
An Hour of Brlllianeo.
The bursting of the bombs and the
hissing of tbe rockets were incessant.
For sixty minntes the air was filled with
all kinds of expensive contrivances. A
shower of sparks resembling a weeping
willow tree came from one bomb. From
another there burst a hundred plumes of
fire with a ball of colored flame swaying
from the center of the pyrotechnic gem.
Other bombs which burst with deafening
reports filled the air with stars and me
teors until the faces of the spectators grew
red and blue by turns
The set pices emblematic of the order
went off with a crackling noiae that
sounded like a man tearing up a carpet or
the explosive snap of popcorn when held
over a good fire. There waa no hitch in
anything. Fountains of colored stars
burst from the grass; the air was seamed
with flying rockets, and away up above
everything were the bombs bursting and
casting out golden rain, gyrating serpents,
crimson balloons, and hundredsupon hun
dreds of stars. Previous to the display of
pyrotechnics the third degree of chivalry
was conferred c-n the lake front; there
were display formations by all the can
tons, and exhibition drilling by the Chi
Seores on the Ball Field.
Chicago, Aug. a Following is the base
ball record for yesterday: League: At
Philadelphia New York 4, Philadelphia
5; batteries Sharrot and Clark, Vickery
and Clements. At Cincinnati Cincin
nati 'J3, Pittsburg 17; batteries Foreman
and Keenan, Baker and Berger. At
Cleveland Cleveland 15, Chicago 4; bat
teriesSmith and Zimmer, Stein and
Nagle. At Brooklyn Boston 5, Brooklyn
14; batteries Nichols and Bennett, Lov
ett and Daly.
Brotherhood: At Boston Boston 4, New
York 2; batteries Had bourne and Kelly,
Ewing and Ewing. At Pittsburg Pitts
burg 8, Buffalo 10; batteries Norris and
Carroll, Twitcheli and Mack. At Brook
lynBrooklyn 5, Philadelphia 4; batteries
Sowders and Cwk, Knell and Cross. At
Chicago Chicago 18, Cleveland 4; batter
iesBaldwin and Farrell, Bakely and Sut
cliffe. Western: At Omaha Des Moines 9,
Omaha 10; at Kansas City St. Paul 8,
Kansas City 15; at Sioux City Milwau
kee 2, Sionx City &.
The Labor on Steel Rails.
Washington Citt, Aug. 8. During
the discussion in the senate yesterday on
the tariff bill Edmunds presented a letter
received by him from Mr. WeSver, acting
commissioner of the department of labor,
giving the figures of the cost of direct la
bor in tbe several processes of converting
the natural elements into pig Iron, steel
ingots, and steel rails, the total being
11.59 f r a ton of steel rails, out of a total
cost of 125.77, or at the rate of 45 per oent
for direct labor from beginning to end.
Buenos Ayres Is Kejololas;.
Paris, Aug. 8 A dispatch from Buenos
Ayres saya that the resignation of Cclnjau
has been accepted. The election of Senor
Pelligrinl to the presidency has caused
great popular rejoicing. The city is pro
fusely decorated with flags and banners.
An official decree just issued raiaea the
lege and declares the liberty of the press.
Cadets Appointed From Miohigan.
Washington Citt, Aug. 8. -The follow
ing named cadets have been appointed to
the United States military academy: Ar
thur C. Munson, of Howell, Mioh.; Horace
Miller, alternate, of Pine Lake, Mich.
An Exciting Time in Massachu
CONVICTS 0BGABTZE A "STBIKE."
They Object to the Bertlllon System and
Also to the Punlahment of a Wonld
He Runaway A Both for the Walls
and a Fnalllade from the Guards
Mono of the Mutineers Hurt So Far as
Boston, Mass., Aug. a A general riot
took place yesterday at the atate prison
and 150 Boston policemen were sent to the
scene armed with revolvers. The trouble
was a culmination of the difficulties" at
tendant upon the enforcement of the Ber
tlllon system of measuring and photo
graphing the prisoners, aggravated by
the attempted escape of "Chicken"
Walsh, his recapture and subsequent
punishment. At 2:45 in the afternoon
there was a general outbreak in the
workshops. The men refused to obey the
orders of their keepers, or to return to
their cells. With their tools they badly
damaged the furniture of the workshops.
A large force of police was summoned to
assist in removing the prisoners to their
The Populace Helps the Row.
Those already in their tells added to the
disturbance by smashing the windows.
The prisoners were especially violent in the
north and south wings, which overlook the
streets. A large crowd gathered around
the prison and added to tbe disturbance
by their cries. Several prison officers were
assaulted by the convicts and severely in
jured. Three or four convicts are now in
the hospital with crushed skulls, received
while desperately resisting the officers.
The "strike" was preconcerted, and was to
have taken place at 1 p. m., but was post
poned. "Chicken" Walsh was tbe ring
leader. f-Np Made a Daah for Liberty.
After dinner the prisoners marched
back to the shops very quietly, but hardly
had they entered when a terrific and gen
eral yell broke out. Windows "and furni
ture were broken and the men rushed into
the yard and tbe entire crowd dashed for
the various walls. The guards on the
fences fired, at first to terrify the men, but
as several nearly gained tbe top of the
wall the bullets were aimed to kill. It is,
however, thought that nobody was seri
ously wounded. The officers, with clubs
and pointed revolvers, held tbe prisoners
at bay until reinforcements arrived. Ev
ery available man on the Boston police
forcewas sent to the prison, and fully 300
officers were massed in the yard and corri
dors. Given Instructions to KUL
The guard on the wall "was more than
trebled, and all armed with Winchester
rifles and given . instructions to kill any
man who attempted to scale the walls.
No count has yet been taken of the pris
oners, but it is known that many have not
yet been returned to their cells. Some ot
these are known to be hiding in the yards
and workshops, and it is thought that one
or two may have succeeded in reaching
the outer world. Cordons of police guard
thestreets leading to the prison, and the
general public, including reporters, are
Warden RnaaeM'a Statement.
In an interview with Warden Russell
last night he said the fight was the most
serious that bad taken place at tbe prison
for many years. He expected trouble
Wednesday, and had police in readiness
should any outbreak occur. Yesterday
afternoon he felt morally certain that the
crisis was at hand, and the police were in
readiness for a summons. A box of car
tridges was found in the cell of Convict
Adams, who also had a revolver, which
haa not been found. The warden had
seventy men locked in strong cells last
night. They will be kept on bread and
water until they express their willingness
to obey the rules of the prison. During
the confusion in tbe harness shop a fire
was started by some of the prisoners, but
was quickly extinguished.
BLAINE AND REED ARE FRIENOS.
The Secretary Takes Oceaoloa to Ieny a
Report The Presidency.
Bo ton, Aug. fr. James G, Blaine in an
interview here Thursday night said: "An
other thing I wish to dispute, so far as I
am concerned, is the idea of any rivalry
between myself and Mr. Reed. We have
always luen the best of friends, and I
have watched his growth with pride. He
is an able and audacious man. As a true
Republican, I am with him heart and
Ninety-two la la the Future.
"If the Republican nomination were ten
dered yon in 183, Mr. Blaine, would you
accept it f asked the reporter.
"I can not tell. My business cares and
my family troubles both forbid roe totake
an active part in politics at present. What
may take place iu two years from now I
can not tell. Just now I do not feel like
taking an active part in any political move
ment Senator Farwell's Illness.
Washington Citt, Aug, a Senator
Farwell has lieen quite ill for several days
past, and Mrs, Farwell was summoned
from Chicago, arriving here yesterday
morning. A change for the belter has
now set in and the senator's friends de
clare that he is convalescent, and that
they expect to see him the senate cham
ber by Monday.
A Holiday Aug. 13 at Beaton.
Boston, Aug. 8. At a meeting of the
governor's council yesterday it was or
dered that the heads of the several de
partments of tbe state government be re
quested to close their offices ou Tuesday,
Aug. 12, in order that all may participate
in, or do honor to, the parade of the na
tional department of the Grand Army of
WHI Meet Nest at Indianapolis.
Niw York, Aug. a The executive com-:
mittee of the eighteenth national confer
ence of charities and corrections met at
the Fifth avenue hotel yesterday. Indian
apolis was ee ected as tbe place and May
3 to May -".I, 1M1, as the time for the
meeting of tbe next conference.
Found a Bridge Jumper's Body.
Boston, Aug. 8. The body of Bridge
Jumper McCaffrey, of Montreal, who last
Sunday jumped 130 feet into the river
from a pair of shears in East Boston ship
yard, was found floating in tbe water
Henry Goorsro In London.
London, Aug. 8. Mr. Henry George
and wife have arrived in London. Mr.
George is in excellent health and spirits
and expects large results from his visit to
Boston, Aug. 8 The Chicago, Burling
ton and Qnincy railroad has declared lj'
per cent dividend, payable Sept. 15.
Some yean ago we were very much
abject to severe spells of cholera morbus;
and now when we feel any of the symp
toms that usually preceed that ailment,
such as sickness at the stomach, diar
rhea, etc, we become scary. We have
found Chamberlain's Remedy the very
thins to straighten one out in such cases,
and always keep it about. It hi some
what similar to the usual cholera cures,
bat seems to contain Ingredients that ren
der it mora pleasant to take, and that do
their work more quickly. Sheriff Dover
eoz tells us that be is subject to cholera
morbus, and recently felt a spell coming
6n, 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, bat to let oar readers know
what is a good thine to keep in the
house. Troy, (Kan.) Chief.
, For sale by Harts fc Bahnsen.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-C1TIES,
A.T POPULAE PKIOES
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT, IA.
For Men, Ladies and
Planning a Campaign.
Chicago. Aug. 8. The Republican state
central executive committ met yesterday
morning in "Loug" Jones' room at the
Grand Pacific hoteL Those present were
Thomas Uiller, of Sterling; Thomas D.
Fordham, of Ottawa; Dr. E. A. WHook, of
Minonk; Peyton Roberts, of Monmouth;
O. R. Paul, of SprinaflelJ. and Gen James
S. Martin. The objct of tbe meeting- was
to map out a plan of campaign and the
gentlemen worked at the job all day.
Kxpelled from the Irlah I-rHgnn.
DrBl.lN, Aug. Tha mayor and sever
al members of the municipality of Limer
ick have been expelled from tho National
league, in consequence of their recent ao
tion in voting against John Dillon.
J. S. Robinson died Wednesday at
Knoxville, la. He was one of the three
brothers known as the Iowa giants.
CmcAOo, An. 7.
Ou the board of trale to-day quotations wers
as followH: - Wheat No. August, oivnml
, lwd Wc. Sitoiler. opened IC44C,
cloeed B5e; December, opened $1.0(1, lrwe.1
Cor.i No. Autruirt. opened AlKc, closed
September, op nul 61c, clml mK
Slav, opened i64c, closed Mc. Oatt-No. I
August, ojK-nel H, c oved 4e; Septem
ber, opened , cl.wed xatc; May, opened
c, cloned 41mc I'm -September, opened
$11.. closed Jil.fVi; January, opeod Sltltt,
cloned SU.nu. 1-ard- September, opened
Stf.oT4,clne l snak
Live rtock I'nion Mnc k yards prices: Hogs
Market opened moderately active; heavy
lota stea iy, others bl.iw aud ftc lower, light
gradt, a.4-tAN roiu-U packing, t-1.40Qa.lMt
mixed lots, 3..W 1. 75; heavy packing and
shipping lota, t&tiu&i. a
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 17a.l7)c
per t; fine gathered cream, 11': fine to gno 1
imitations, la,t!c; dariea, nnet freeli, ISlic;
fresh packing stocks. Iic Kggs Strictly
fresh, Udiac per do. Poultry Chickens,
hens, ltlc per lb; spring chi.kens. lllc;
roosters. ; turkey-, mixed lota, 3Wo;
ducks, 8(j.-; spring dark-, lilllc; gew, $.
perdos. Potatoes Early O .io, f-i.;sft3.uu par
bbl; New Jersey Rwe, n.Vl&l.;. AipU
New Illinois green, A 1 4.0 1 per bbl. Herri
Raspberries-Rod. II S0A1.7;. per 4-qt case.
Hncklelienies-SUtiTSc per box; $1.50 p,.r jjqt
ease. Blackberries Michigan, tl.H0,LJ per
Naw York, Aug. T,
Wheat-No. red winter. $ue cash; do
August. WHa; d September, SJfcc; do Oc
tober, l.i)4o. Corn-No. t mixed cash,
Mlc; do September, &"H ; do October, 5;o.
Oats Quiet but steady; No. Z mix d cash,
43c; do September. 43c; do October. 4ic.
Rys DulL Barley Nominal. Pork Dull
mess, $13.00214.00 Lard -Fairly a tlvo; A"
Livs Stock: Cattle-Weak: no trading ia
beeves; dresael beef, dull; native sides, 54,
THe V I), sheep and Lamhs Sheep, steady.
$&.-5 V ltaj ts: good lambs a shade higher
and common unchanged poorest to best,
$i.37Hifc. Hogs Market nominally weak:
live hogs, $t4. $ y KM rs.
Hay Upland prairie, $9 50 11. 00
ILiy Timeuiy $7 50&$ a.50.
coal Hon lie
C 4 Woodtl 5' e$4.r0.
Aereaaof tartar baklag nowder ' hi C7ti. n
all la leavening strength. f. S. 0mnai Km.
BpYAllttW I 1
-THK LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
CARSE & GO.,
Children, all noted for fit, wear,
2011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer io
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
-SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCnoOL SUPPLIES-
Il"lL fl" II C A F l 2Jf
I I P I - SI ST I I I I IS..
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1608 SECOND AYE.. ROCK ISLAND, ILL
m:. m MURRIN,
Choice Family Groceries
Cor- Tb,rd venue and Twenty-flrat St., Uo;k Island,
patrol teik f GnCTi" thM wiU t vltg price, A share of pob.ic
Dealer In New and
Second Hand Goods
, sell and trades anv artirl.
Uas opened hia New and Spacloua
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue
where be would be pleased to ace hia friends. '
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
: 1706 Second Avenue.
F. OT. HERLITZKil.
No. 229 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider', grocer, Rock Is!.: d.
for floe filling
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Mads la the latest style. Also repairing done wit neatness and dispatch.
House and Sign Painter.
First-clM, Graining and Pspsr nanglaj. Shop Fourth Are, nst list a.d Ed 8U.
P.O. Box 672.
comfort and durability.
1622 Second Avenue.
J,'lf"r.'T".1" ,be rites, made from pnr. rr. ,o
a,Jored J"'" " Ppalar flaro,,. ! ta m IV , ,,.
-.. "'"V popular narms. In any qii miiv t
soil, fperial attention paid to nptlying picuics ir!v;,
parties, socials, etc. '
A specialty made of Jt-wtlrr,
No. 1614 Second Avenue.