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Saturday, Auoust 9. 1800.
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WHAT THE PAPERS SAY.
4'ommeata Vpen tb Weik of the
Deasoeratle Cona-reaaloaal ('aven
tlaa. The nomination of Mr. Ben T. Cable
for congress has met with greater
favor throughout the district than even
his most anient admirers bad anticipated.
Following are a few paragraphs showing
how the press feels on the subject:
Congressman Cable that sounds nice.
It is pleasant in contemplation, and will
be joyful to tbe democratic heart in reali
cation after November 4 next. Aledo
The Henderson County Democrat says
Cable is the man the republicans most
feared, and already that paper has its
coat off and has begun to hit right and
left in behalf of the man from Rock Isl
and. Monmouth Journal.
Tbe democrats of the Eleventh con
gressional district in convention at Mon
mouth on Tuesday nominated Benjamin
T. Cable, of Rock Island, for congress
Mr. Gest may as well make up his mind
to resume the practice of the law.
The delegates were a determined, good
humored lot of men. They felt that
each man would do his duty as his con
science dictated. Another noticeable
feature of the convention was that there
was not an anti-Neece nor anti Cable
man on tbe Moor. Tbe delegates were
there for the purpose of nominating a
candidate, and whoever that might be he
would receive their hearty support.
Mr. Ben T. Cable was nominated for
congress at the democratic convention
" Tuesday. Tbe friends of ex-Congress
man Neece made a strong pull for tbe
nomination, but will acquiesce gracefully
to tbe will of the majority. Ca
ble is the man the republicans most
feared, and they have reason to do so so.
lie was tbe Democrat' choice, and we
feel confident of his triumph. Hen
derson County Democrat.
Being crowded for space at this writ
ing, the Time will simplv say this week
that tbe convention nominated a man who
has the ability to make a good represen
tative in congress, and who can be elect
' ed if any democrat in the district can de
feat Mr. Gest. In conversation with tbe
'Time editor, while returning from the
convention, Mr. Neece remarked that he
felt confident Mr. Cable would be able to
reduce Mr. Gesi's majority in Rock Isl
and county to very small figures, if be
does not wipe it out altogether. If he
can do that, there will be no doubt about
his election. RuBhville Time.
Tbe tenth ballot was tbe signal for a
grand shout, and Cable was declared the
choice of tbe Eleventh district for con
gress. Every inch of tbe ground was
coutested and the fact was apparent that
there was no machine work. Every del
egate voted as he thought best and the
result was so accepted. Tbe vote of the
counties were rapidly changed, and on
motion of that eloquent young attorney
of Macomb, J. Rosa Mickey, tbe nomina
tion was made unanimous far Mr. Cable.
Mr. Neece responded to the loud calls for
him and warmly thanked bis frienda for
their support and accepted tbe result in
a true democratic spirit, saying that any
democrat who failed to support the nom
inee would fail to do bis duty.
No convention ever held in this city
was made up of a better humored or more
determined set of delegates. Tbey all
knew their choice, and worked for their
man In a way that put to sbatne bossism
manifested in Rome late conventions, and
a notable feature of the day was tbe large
proportion of young democrats with just
enough "gray beards" to give dignity to
the whole body. Tbe old adage, "young
men for war and old men for counsel,"
was well exemplified in tbe selection of
delegates, and it now remains for the
democrats of the district to prove the
wisdom of the nomination.
There was not a scarcity of eloquent
words in the nominating speeches, but
those made by tbe younger delegates
seemed to take best with tbe audience,
especially the ladies in tbe gallery. Guy
C. Scott, of Aledo, J. Ross Mickey, of
Macomb, and II u ret, of Rock Island,
were especially fine, and not only did
tbeir words carry conviction, but their
eloquence was more than ordinary, and
gives promise that In the near future we
'shall have an abundance of pood con
gressional timber. Monmouth Democrat.
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"'vAt the First M. E. church, preaching
morning and evening by the Rev. Mc
Cord. of Molino. Sunday school at 0:15
a. m. Young people's meeting at 7 p. m.
At Trinity church, Rev. R. II
Rudd, S. T. D., officiating, holy
communion at 7 a. m. Service and ser
mon at 10.45 a. m., and again at 7:30 p.
m. At Trinity mission chapel, service
at 2 p. m.
At the Central Presbyterian church,
services in tbe morning with preaching by
the pastor. Rev. Jno. H. Kerr. Subject:
"Elijah, the Fearless, Trusting Prophet."
Sabbath school at 0:30 a. m. Y. P. 8.
C. E. at 7 p. m.
At the Christian Chapel, services at
10:45 a. m., conducted by the pas
tor, tbe Rev. T. W. Grafton. Sub
ject: "Observations and Lessons Gath
ered at the Eureka Eacampment."
Sunday school at 9:15 a. m.
Young People's meeting at 6:45 p. m.
No evening service.
At the United Presbyterian church,
preaching at 10:45 a. m. and 7:45 p. m.
In the morning the pastor, the Rey. H.
C. Marshall, will preach. In the evening
the Central Presbyterian, Baptist and
Christian churches will join in union ser
vices here. Sermon by Rev. Dr. Taylor,
of the Baptist church.
At the First Baptist church, preach
ing by the pastor Rev. C. E. Taylor at
10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.
m., J. W. Welch, superintendent. Young
people'a meeting at 6:45 p. m. led by F.
Skinner. Sunday school at the Forty
fourth Street chapel at 3 p. m., C. L.
Williams superintendent. For the even
ing service the pastor and congregation
will join in the onion service at the
United Presbyterian church. Sermon by
Dr. Taylor. Subject, "The Kingdom of
God, the Supreme Good."
STRUCK ON DEPEW.
Part of the Vanderbiit System
Tied Up Tight.
OIGHTS OP LAB0E STOP TEAPPI0.
The Persuasive Chaoneey Mighty Badly
Naeded In Mew York Rla Third Vice
President Says the Strike Will Be
Fonght to the Bitter Knd The Men Say
It Is a Struggle to the Death Police on
Guard and the Mllltla Held in Readi
ness for Trouble.
Nxw York, Auk 9. Rumors have been
thiok for tbe past few days that a strike
was imminent on tbe New York Central,
where the employes are nearly all Knights
of Labor. The complaint of the knights
was that members of that order were be
ing discharged because they were mem
bers, in some cases the victims being men
who had been employed on tbe road for
twenty or more years. Yesterday J. J.
Holland, member of the executive board
of EL of L. arrived here and the grievance
committee tried to have an interview with
Yioe President Webb but failed, Mr.
Webb refusing to have anything to say
to them and waving them out of his office.
It is probable that this was the last straw.
The Strike Is on In Great Shape.
At 7:80 last evening the strike began
here and not a train has left the station
at Forty-second street since that hour.
The Grand Union hotel is crowded with
people who expected to leave the city and
had engaged passage for various points.
At 8:30 a gentleman reached the hotel and
announced that the engineer and men em
ployed in running an in-eoming train bad
deserted their posts in the tnnnel at
Eighty-sixth street and left the train
standing there. Re as well as the other
passengers had to set out and make their
way to Forty-second strggt on foot or by
Who Ordered the Strike?
No one seems to know how the strike
was ordered, or who gave tbe signal to
strike. J. J. Holland, a member of the
executive board of the Knights of Labor,
denied that be had ordered it, or even
knew a strike had been ordered, when
seen by a United Press reporter at 8 o'clock
last night. At 11:30 o'clock Mr. Holland
was again seen, and repeated the state
ment. He said tbe head of tbe local di
vision, K. of Ll, might have done it. He
will remain in the city for the next few
days. Several of the strikers were inter
viewed on the matter, but declined to talk
further than to say that it would prove to
be the biggest strike before it was over
that the people iu the east had seen for
Statement of Vice President Webb.
In an interview last evening Vice Presi
dent Webb, of the Central, said that the
strike extended only to Albany. Those
men who bad gone out from the service of
the company, Mr. Webb said, vould be
promptly discharged, while those who re
mained true to their posts would be pro
tected and taken care of, as would all who
came to work for the company. Tbe vice
president announced with great emphasis
that he would fight the strikers to the
Demands of the Men.
Ha bad never seen and knew nothing
whatever about the new demands for a
minimum day's wages of $1,50 and an in
crease of $5 per month for station agents.
These demands also comprise a provision
for equalizing the wages of the yard men
at Troy and Green island on the basis of
waxes paid the same class of labor at
Schenectady and East Albany. Firemen
on six-wheel engines must receive 2 Y cents
a mile, and engineers on the same 4 cents.
On four-wheel engines the enjrineers most
be paid 8 cents a mile, and their firemen
2 cents for tbe same distance.
The Switchmen Are the Kickers.
At a lata hour last night Vice President
Webb stated that in the yards of the
Grand Central station ac Forty-second
street, at Fifty-ninth street, and at West
Albany there ware about 850 men out.
These were all switchmen. There was no
trouble with the engineers or firemen.
Between midnight and daylight he In
tended to put on men and clear the tracks
of a few stray cars and get ready to run
out trains at 7 a. m.
Called Oat the Police Reserve.
The officials of the New York Central
have called npon Acting Superintendent
Byrnes, of the metropolitan police force,
for protection. In compliance with this
request the reserves in til precincts on the
east side below Forty second street have
been ordered held in readiness for any
emergency. Above Thirty-second street
to Yookers on the east side and on the
west side from St. John's park to Yonkers
the police are on duty guarding the tracks
and property of the railroad company.
AT THE ALBANY END OF THE LINE.
The Strikers Preventing Kngineers from
Albakt, N. Y., Aug. 0. The men in tbe
West Albany chops of the New York Cen
tral and Hudson River Railroad company
were ordered out at 8 o'clock last night.
This will cripple the road and little busi
ness can be done. At the headquarters of
General Superintendent Bissell at tbe
Union station a big policeman guarded
tbe door and kept back a crowd of ngly
laoklng men making demands to see tbe
chief of the division.
Superintendent BIsmII's Remarks.
Mr. Bissell said: "My first inti
mation of the strike was at 7
o'clock this evening, when the men left
tbe yard and the local Troy trains were
stopped for want of brakeman. Tbe strike,
I found, extended over the yardmen and
some of the trainmen, but over none of
the conductors or engineers. We have
received a message from Third Vice Pres
ident Webb saying that the road will fight
the strike, and unless the man return to
work to-morrow morning tbey will be
dropped and their places filled."
Blase! 1's Tlew of tho Cause.'
Asked to give his version of the strike,
Shr. Bissell said: "The men have no
moony grievance. The strike is simply to
find out if they can dictate to us Whom
we shall hire or discbarge. The cause di
rect was the discharge of several labor
agitators belonging to the Knights of
Labor and who wen causing trouble on
oar line. We Intend to do our own busl-
l'p to Their TJsna.1 Tactics.
While tbe reporter was talking a detec
tive came in and reported that the north
express and mall train, which left New
York at 4:80 in the afternoon and Albany
at 10 p. m., two hours late, was stalled
within tbe city limits. Tbe platform waa
swarming with men who would apply the
brakes each time the engineer took them
off. The engineer was threatened, but
stuck to bis post. The l o'clock train out
f New York arrived here at 10:80 o'clock
and started west with a f police guard to
try and clear the platform of the mail
train. Litter Mr. Bissell told the reporter
that it looked as if tbe road at the least
from Albany to Buffalo would be entire
y closed by morn ing.
Tbe stations were filled with people and
many, after finding no trains, left for
hotels or homes. Tbe strike has vM, as
yet, extended to the West Shore, and of
ficials say it will not. Labor men seen
last night said that if tbe road does not
succumb, tbe West Shore men will be
Militia Ordered In Readiness.
At 10:15 the 4:90 train from New York,
which was stalled at Van Wert, was
started with the aid of a helper, but the
engineer and fireman of the latter were
badly stoned,, the cab windows being
broken. The station and yards are guard
ed by police and detectives and a posse of
police are watching the swtches. The
Tenth battalion, N. G. & N. Y., has been
ordered to be in readiness to respond to a
call, and there is an extra force of police
ready for any emergency.
THE PATRIARCHS MILITANT.
Prlsea Awarded Sabordlna: and
bekah Degree Lodirea.
Chicago, Aug. U. The Relkah degree
lodges gave another reception to the vis
iting Odd Fellows last night, which was a
brilliant affair. With the exc eption of the
announcement of prize wieners in the
subordinate and Re bekah degree work,
there was nothing formal about the re
ception, and everybody felt at home. Dur
ing the evening a dance programme of ten
numbers was rendered and thoroughly
enjoyed by the chevaliers ami their fair
The Winners Annontced.
After the first quadrille the decision of
the judges was announced as follows:
Subordinate lodge degree vork: First
prize North Star lodge, Nx 6, Minne
apolis, Minn., $500; second prize Wicker
Park lodge, No. 261, Chlcag j, 306; third
prize Fort Dearborn lodgi, No. 214,
Rebekah degree work: lirst prize
Naomi lodge. No. 6, Columbas, O., 300;
second prize Elite lodge, No. 2, Chicago,
$800; third prize American lodge. No.
1S8, Chicago, $300; foorth prize (Special
prize of a set of regalia and jewels) Ruth
lodge No. 1, Omaha, Neb.; fifth prize
Foster's special individual prize, P. N.
G. ailk plnsh robe, Mrs. Anna R. Alston,
N. G. of Naomi lodge Na 6, Columbus, O.
Six cantons entered for competitive
drills yesterday afternoon. They were:
Ann Arbor, No. 30, Class D; Marion, No.
ff. Ind., Class A: Elwood, Ko. 33, Ind.,
Class C; Indianapolis, No. 3, Class A; Am
sterdam, Na 30, N. Y., Class 8; Wichita,
No. 5, Kan.. Class A. The c antons ap
peared in the order named.and each putup
a pretty drilL After this the word drill
began, fifty-four gentlemen competing.
Tbe winners were: Winter, first prize;
Campbell, second; Mortinsen, third.
FAMINE IN OKLAHOMA.
The President Asks Congress to Send
Washington City, Aug. 9. The presi
dent sent a message to congress yesterday
in which he states that he has received a
communication from Governor Steele, of
Oklahoma, territory, stating that it has
been shown to him that in township 16,
range 1, in the county where Guthrie is
situated, twenty-eight familis are in
actual need of tbe necessaries of life and
that the township is not an exception to
this state of affairs. Governor Steele
further stated that tbe legislature will be
unable to comply with the demands of
tbe needy, and be asks the president to
call the attention of congress to the con
dition of his people.
Reeommends an Appropriation.
The president says In his message to
congress: I am advised, that there is
an nnexpended balance of about $45,000 of
the fund appropriated for the mlief of the
sufferers by flood upon the Mississippi
river and its tributaries, and I recommend
that authority be given to use this fund
to meet tbe most urgent necess ties of the
poorer people of Oklahoma, Steps have
been taken to ascertain more particularly
the condition of the people throughout
the territory, and if a larger relief should
seem to be necessary the facts ill be sub
mitted to congress."
VANDERBILT'S COSTLY MASTIFF.
The Millionaire Pays O.OOS for His
New YfmK, Aug. 9. Cbtirlea Myers,
a young man who for two years was em
ployed on W. K. Vanderbilt's farm "Idle
Hour," at Oakland, L. L, Thursday re
ceived a check for $5,000 from Mr. Van
derbiit, as compensation for injuries re
ceived by him while employed as a care
taker on the farm. One roomie g in Octo
ber last Myers, while attempting to drive
Into its kennel a mastiff naried "Wal
lace," was savagely attaoked an 1 severely
bitten by the animal. Had it not been
that a setter dog flew at the mm tiff, thus
causing him to release his hold on Myers,
the issue of the struggle might have been
William K. Does the Square Thing.
The man was confined to hit bed for
weeks, and when he flually recovered he
was only the shadow of htsfoimer self.
Mr. Vanderbiit, who was in Paris at tbe
time, cabled that every care should be
taken of Myers, who left "idle Hour" on
May 13. Myers represented his own case
to Mr. Vandorbilt, and named $5,000 as
the amount which he thought fhould be
given him. His sickness also cost Mr.
Vanderbiit $4." "00.
TWO MEAN ITALIAN RASCALS.
Tbey Swindle a Priest Out of His Sav
ings for Fifteen Years.
Brooklts, N. Y., Aug. 8, Rev. Father
Peter Saponari, pastor of tho Italian
Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of
Mt. Carmel, this city, has been swindled
out of $3,000 by two of his fellow country
men. One of the men came to him a few
days ago and said he had a nephew, an
orphan, whom he desired to p it in his
charge, saying that the boy's fa .her had
left $10,000 in cash for him, and be knew
of no better man to assume this care of
the orphan than the priest. He asked the
pastor to meet him and a friend at Del
montco'fc to get tbe $10,000 and toll him to
bring $3,000 with him as security.
Took a Tin Box on Trust.
The pastor drew $3,000 from tl e bank,
met tbe two men at Delmonico's, iind gave
them the money, receiving in return a tin
box, which tbe sharpers told him con
tained $10,000. The men said they would
call at the priest's house that evening. As
they did not come, the priest opined the
box and found that it only contained a
small book. The $3,000 was Father Sapo
nari's savings for fifteen years. Tbe po
lice are looking for the swindlers.
The Day's Work In Congratis.
. WASHiwrow Citt, Aug. 9. The sen
ate yesterday adopted the conference re
port on the fortification bill and then dis
cussed for a long while the dlsi-greelng
conference report on the sundry civil bill,
finally agreeing to it, and orderit g a fur
ther conference on the irrigation items.
Late in the afternoon the tariff I ill was
taken up, but no progress was made with
the bill. Tbe resolution to inform Mrs.
Grant that congress desired the removal
of her husband's remains to Ailington
cemetery was adopted.
The house finished consideration of the
general deficiency bill and passed it, de
feating tbe amendment giving a month's
extra pay to employes of congrers. The
remainder of the day was spent dliousaing
a resolution from the committee on roles
to bring the senate amendments to the
Indian appropriation bill before the house
for immediate consideration. A night
session was held, but nothing was done.
Miffht as Well Take Recess.
Washington Citt, Aug. . The com
mittee on rules did not consider tl ques
tion of a recess next week brought; before
it by a request of lSOfmembers, nost of
whom want to go to Boston to atte nd the
G. A. K. encampment. The unde stand
ing is that no recess will be taken, but
leaves of absence will be granted to all
that want to go. In that event it. is ex
pected there will be no quorum present
in the house next week from Mondty un
Rumors of a Strike at Chicago.
Chicago, Aug. 9. Rumors were in cir
culation that the west side street cur men
are about to strike yesterday. Tht recent
discharge of an employe for dismiss! ig new
San and. putting old-timers in their
. aees is said to be thm source of the
This Ought to Fetch John 1.
Bostoh, Aug. 9. John L. Sullivan and
Peter Jackson have been offered a purse
of $80,000 tan to hr wtMex ane $s,o$o
to the lceerr-fof a tofVt at tk s Car
nival oalaoiia Turin
i MORE MUTINEERS.
Something Wrong with the
' Army of Britain.
THE MEN IN KEV0LT AT CHATHAM.
A Soldier in Jamaica Tries to Kill Bis
Officers A Demand That the Duke ot
Cambridge Shall Retire to Private Life
' Thrilling Fight Between a Man and a
Shark Dunlo and Bis Deary The
" Cholera in Spain Miscellaneous Old
London, Aug. 9. Decided alarm has
been caused in the highest army circles by
the mutiny in the garrison at Chatham.
In this case a number of men belonging
to the army service corps refused to p4
rade, not. however, on the ground of any
complaint against their commissioned
officers, but alleging that the non-commissioned
officers imposed seedless and
vexatious tasks without authority from
their superiors. The mutineers, went fur
ther than the Second battalion of Grena
diers, who were guilty of nothing more
than disobedience of orders and who, when
personally appealed to, obeyed the sum
mons of their commanders.
Overawed by Force.
The soldiers at Chatham not only re
fused to parade, but barricaded them
selves in a store house and attempted to
resist arrest. A formidable force was at
once marched to the spot, however, and
bloodshed would have followed had not
the mutineers been overawed into snrren
dei1. The ringleaders were' put into rigor
ous confinement and promptly court-martialed
and sentenced to imprisonment for
a month. There is a general public feel
ing that something is rotten in army cir
cles, when Buch demonstrations appear
necessary to obtain a redress of grievances,
as the army rules nominally afford oppor
tunity for a hearing in a legitimate way.
Can (Jet No Redress of Grievances.
The private soldiers claim, however,
that any soldier who would dare to ac-
tun uia bujiviiuii, eveu nucu tuviivu w
do so at tbe regular inspection, would be
subjected to persecution, if not to pun
ishment. Public sentiment strongly de
mands the resignation as commander-in-chief
of tbe duke of Cambridge, uncle te
the queen, as utterly incapacitated to deal
with modern military conditions, ft is
said that but for her majesty's in fluenoe
the present government would have
abolished the office of commander-in-chief.
Trouble Also In Jamaica.
A serious ease of Insubordination Is also
reported at Apostles battery, near Port
Royal, Jamaica. Sergeant White, of the
First battalion, West Indian regiment,
had been in charge of the guard at Fort
Angnsta for nearly six montns.. He bas
often applied to Capt. Morris for leave to
see his family, but his requests were al
ways refused. One evening after securing
seventy rounds of ammunition and the
keys of the gates he proceeded to Apostles
battery in the absence of the officers, who
had gone to Port Royal, and after secret
ing himself he awaited their return.
Opened Fire from Ambush.
As soon as he saw them he began firing.
Finding it impossible to effect a landing,
the officers procured assistance from the
sappers and royal engineers. Proceeding
to the battery amid a shower of bnlleta
from White, the party succeeded in rhoot
ing him. One of them was wounded in
the shoulder. White was fatally wounded,
it being necessary to do this, as otherwise
he would have killed several of tbe men.
ATTACKED BY A SHARK.
An KKlih Diver Has a Th rilling Expe
rience In the Water.
London, Aug. 9. An exciting battle be
tween a man and a shark took place in the
water at the pier at New Brighton Thurs
day. The famous diver. Burns, who was
inspecting the foundations of the pier,
was in the act of ascending to the surface
of the water when a huge shark attempt
ed to seize him. Burns warded tbe mon
ster off as best be could, but was slowly
getting the worst of the fight when some
boatmen near-by threw him a knife.
With this weapon he lioldly attacked tbe
shark and after a fierce struggle succeed
ed it ripping it open. Having thus dis
posed of his enemy Burns seized the shark
by tbe head and towed it ashore amid the
cheers of the spectators.
They May be Happy Yet.
London, Aug. 9. Lord aud Lady Dunlo
appear to hare become fully reconciled
and to have resumed the enjoyment of
tbeir honeymoon, which was cut short by
the departure of his lordship, at the be
hest of his indignant father, soon after
their marriage. Thursday the couple
drove together from Dublin to Howth and
hack occupying seats on the outside of a
jaunting car. They were recognized at
several points en route and enthusiastic
ally cheered. In the evening they occu
pied a box at the theatre, where tbey at
tracted much attention.
An Epidemic of Child Suicide.
Ix)NDON, Aug." 9. Of late there has
been an appalling number of suicides
among children in Germany. A large
percentage of these self-murder have
taken place among school children, as the
result of over-study, failure to pass ex
aminations and similar causes, and it is
suggested that school discipline be re
laxed as a means of lessening the suicidal
Oct Thee to a Nunnery, Natalie.
London, Aug. 9. It is stated that ex
Queen Natalie, of Servia, has resolved to
devote the bulk of her fortune to the emo
tion of a nunnery in Russia, in which she
will install herself as abbess. In view of
tbe fact, however, that the royal lady has
In progress several schemes for revenging
herself upon her unfaithful husband, the
statement that Fe contemplates religious
seclusion needs confirmation.
A Welsh Strike Still Unsettled.
London, Aug. . The railway . strikes
in Wales have been practioally settled,
Tbe terms of agreement with the strikers
have lieen arranged and will be ratified at
a meeting of the railway directors.
Latek. The men refused to ratify the
agreement aud the strike is on as vigor
ous as ever.
Cattle Disease Raging In Russia.
London, Aug. 9. Cattle disease is
raging with disastrous effect in the sooth -srn
provinces of Russia, and a strict quar
antine of these regions is being observed.
Uenry George's Opinions.
London, Ang. 9. Mr. Henry George, in
an interview yesterday, talked enthusias
tically of his Australian reception, which
he regarded as more flattering to himself
and favorable to his theories than any be
bad ever received. Mr. George declared
his belief that imperial federation waa
dead, and expressed his belief that even
colonial federation was waning.
Jugged for Disseminating a Boycott.
Dublin, Aug. 9. Mr. Powell, editor of
The Midland Tribune, has been sentenced
to six months' imprisonment in Tullamore
jail for publishing a boycott resolution
passed by a branch of the National league.
Cholera Paulo In Spain.
Madrid, Ang. 9. The spread of cholera
in the south of Spain has caused a panic
among the inhabitants. A general exo
dus has begun to the north of Spain and
Kaiser Billy Sails for Heligoland.
London, Aug. 9. Emperor William
bade farewell to the queen at Osborne
last evening and departed on the yacht
Rohenzollern for Heligoland.'
Come to think of It, bow can you ex
pect the poor to be contented when the
rich never are?
HE KEPT HIS VOW.
The Romance of anOld Chi-
" cago Citizen.
A CEUEL CASE' OF INGRATITUDE
The Danger of Marrying an 014 Friend's
Widow for Love of the Dead A Fortune
Spent oa Iiigra-s Who Desert Htm la
His Old Age anal Leave Him to Die of a
Broken Heart, Without a Home.
Chicago, Aug. 9. In a small room at
4945 Dearborn street a man died yesterday
of a broken heart. His life history would
make a romance such as a Dickens, a
Scott or a Cooper never dreamed of. He
was John Barrell, and he had been a resi
dent of Chicago at different times for the
laBt forty years. He was born in Brad
ford, England, seventy-two years ago. At
the age of 23 he married tbe daughter of
a well-to do merchant. Twelve years
later she died. Then be emigrated to
America and went into the gold fields of
California. There he amassed a fortune.
A Fatal Promise for SarrelL
During his sojourn in the west he
edited a paper in San Francisco and also
one in Denver. At lis borne in England
lived a friend of his boyhood days. When
he left his native country this friend was
ill, and having a wife and eeven children
to care for he secured Sarrell's promise
that he would look after hia family after
he was dead. While In the west he re
peatedly wrote to bis friend, but received
no reply. Finally he wrote to the wife
and received a letter that tbe husband
was dead and that she and her family
were in want.
He Nobly Keep His Word.
He sent the widow money, and for four
years contributed to the family's support.
Just after the big fire in Chicago he went
back to England. He told tbe wife he
would care for and educate her family and
assume all the duties of a husband and
father. This relation was entered into,
and for over twenty-five years he fulfilled
the promise made hia dying friend. The
family came to this country, settling in
Chicago. Here, with the remnants of his
fortune, he assisted the children to an ed
ucation until they all grew old enough to
care for themselves.
The Reward of Fidelity.
Mr. Sarrell took a great interest in the
laboring classes, and had been one of tbe
prime movers in all the Socialistic events
in Chicago during the last two years. He
was an intimate friend of Spies, Parsons,
and other Socialists, but not an advocate
of the destructive measures advocated by
by them. During the last four or five
years, his former fortune having been en
tirely eaten up by the family of his friend,
he bad beeu compelled to earn a living by
working at his trade as bookbinder and
printer, the children refusing to help him
in his old age.
A Conscienceless Woman .
About two months ago his wife, whose
former husband had been a soldier, learned
that by assuming her dead husband's
name she could draw a pension from the
Knglish government. This she at onoe
did and July 1 she drew her first install
ment. She then informed Mr. Sarrell
that she would no longer depend on him
for support, but would go to a daughter in
Colifornia and make her home.
Her Heartless Desertion.
Sarrell, old and feeble, pleaded with her
not to treat him in this cruel manner, but
his entreaties were in vain. His wife left
him five weeks ago and went to Califor
nia. He was left without house or home.
Ia his distress he applied to Mrs. Thomp
son, of 4945 Dearborn street for the privi
lege of a room to die in. She took the
poor old man in and has due e all she could
for him. For several days he had been
lying in a semi-conscious state, and he had
not tasted food, except a little milk, for
over two weeks.
Dead of a Broken Heart.
The doctor could discover no disease,
but intimated that mental tioubles were
gradually killing him. "The fact is,"
said Mrs. Thompson, "the poor old man
simply died of a broken heart, caused by
the treatment he received at the hands of
bis wife and her children, one of whom
is at present a resident of Chicago."
Base Hall Uoaalp. -
Minneapolis, Aug. 9. The Journal's
special from Omaha, Neb., says: At the
base ball meeting Friday it was intimated
that dates had already been made by the
American and Western Associations to
play a series of championship games with
the Players league after tbe regular sea
son. Another bombshell was a dispatch
from Sioux City wanting to sell out at
any reasonable llgure. Lincoln may take
tbe Sioux City franchise. Tbe magnates
are rather disturbed over the condition o f
Population of Illinois Towns.
Paris, Ills., Aug. 9. Tbe estimated pop
ulation of the Fifth district of Illinois, as
furniabed by Supervisor of the Census
John W. Fisher, is, in round numbers,
37,0110. The largest cities hi the district
are: Charleston, 4.070; Mattoon, 8,500;
Champaign, 5,?50; Clinton, 3.5U0; Paris,
5.0UO; Gibson City, 1,750: Paxton. 2,150;
WaUeka, 2,000; Decatur, 16,000; Sullivan.
8,000; Monticello. 2.400; Shrtlbyville, 8,150;
Danville, 11,850; Marshall, 2,500; Xeoga,
Re Teaches Republican Politics.
Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 9. A" colored
Democratic club in this city has petitioned
the board of education to remove J. N.
Clayton, one of the colored teachers in the
public schools. He is charged with teach
ing more Republican politics than any
thing else in his school, aud mistreats and
ridicules children of colored Democrats.
An lowan for the Liberlan Mission.
Washington Citt, Aug. 9. Alexander
Clai k, of Iowa, was yesterday nominated
to be minister resident and consul general
In Liberia. Consuls were nominated aa
follows: Adam Liebernecht, of Illinois,
at Tampico; Samuel McNutt, of Iowa, at
Macaribo; Robert L. Land, of Illinois, at
Pyape, Caroline islands.
Railway Horror in Bohemia.
" Vienna, Aug. .9. Twenty passengers
who were on a train that was derailed and
thrown down an embankment into a
marsh near Pflsen, in Bohemia, laat
Wednesday, are missing. It is feared
that they were drowned and their bodies
Cannot Come West.
Washington Citt, Aug. 9. President
Harrison says he cannot accept any of the
invitations to go west this summer or fall,
the reason being that there is no telling
when congress will adjourn. He will
make a western tour next summer.
Damrosch and Wife Hoane Again.
New York, Aug. 9. -Mr. Walter Dam
reaob and wife (nee Elaine) arrived from
Europe on the ateamahlp Columbia yes
terday. Borne years ago we were very much
tubject to severe spells of cholera morbus;
and now when we feel any of tbe symp.
toms that usually preceed that ailment,
uch as sickness at tbe stomach, diar
rhea, etc, we become scary. We have
found Chamberlain Remedy tbe very
thine to straighten one oat in such cases,
and always keep it about. It is some
what similar to tbe usual cholera cares,
bat seems to contain Ingredients that ren
der it more pleasant to take, and that do
their work more quickly. Sheriff Dever
eux tells us that he is subject to cholera
morbus, and recently felt a spell coming
on, when be obtained a bottle of Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy and two doses made him all
right. We are not writing this for a pay
testimonial, but to let our readers know
what is a good thlosr to keep la tbe
house. Troy, (Kan.) Chief.
For sals by BarU & Bahnsen.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
AST POPULAR PRICES
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT, IA.
For Men, Ladies and
tien. Miles was Friday assigned to the
command of the division of the Missouri.
The city of Xew York and the Teutonic
are engaged just now in a race across the
Gt-n. Alger has decided in favor of Capt.
Gray ia the celebrated G. A. K. quarrel in
Miss Maud Gregory, a St. Louis society
youug lady, has gone on tha stage with
the J. M. Hill company.
Rev. Flavel Basoom. a widely. known
Presbyterian clergyman, died at Prince
ton, Ills., Friday, aged Ho.
The Iloquiam National bank of Ho
quiam. Wash., capital f50,0U0, has been
authorised to beiu buhiness.
J. M. Hirsch, a chemist of Chicago,
claims to be able to manufacturer alum
inum at a cost of 15 cents a pound.
Failures for the seven days ended Aug.
8 in the United States aggregated 17; for
the corresponding week last yea. 164.
Four people were slightly Injured in a
collision on the west side cable road in
Chicago Friday, and one man had both
his legs broken.
Hamilton oouuty, Tenn., lu which Chat
tanooga is situated, was carried by tbe
Democrats for county-offices Thursday for
the first time since the war.
The works of the Laclede.. Fsra-Brick
Manufacturing company, at Cheltenham,
a suburb of St. Louis, were destroyed by
fire Friday. Loss, tloo.000; insurance
Superintendent of Ceusus Porter found
that 4,000 names had been duplicated In
taking the census of St. PauL beside
other frauds. The recount will begin
Friends of O' Donovan Roasa are raising
funds to support him in his old age and
also to send him back to Ireland, his ban
iithment from that country terminating
The New York World says that the
president will soon give to congress a
message recommending the adoption of
Blaine's plan of reciprocity. The New
York Herald says be will not.
It is stated at Louisville that Dick Tate,
the defaulting Kentucky state treasurer,
died In China mora than a year ago. He
stole about 3o0,000. Pope, the defaulting
teller, is said to be in Germany.
Mrs. Mollie Stone, her 14-year-old daugh
ter Edith, Mrs. 4. R. Johnson, and Carroll
Graham, a boy ot 8 years, were drowned
Thursday while bathing in St. Jingo's
creek, in St. Mary's county, Maryland.
A number of English soldiers attached
to tbe garrison at Chatham mutinied Frt
day. They barricaded themselves indoors
and defied tbe officers. They were over
powered and twenty of them arrested.
A fire at Waldron, Mich., destroyed 140,
OUO worth of property Thursday night.
It was Incendiary, and the man who is be
lieved to have started it waa seen coolly
riding out of town a abort time before it
He: Wont you marry me if your fa
ther consents? She: No; but 1 will pro
Tiding your rich aunt doesn't.
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