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THE HOCK ISLAND AHGUS, SATURDAY, AUG., . 16, 1890.
Published Daily and Weekly at IBM Second Ave
nue, Rock Inland. 111.
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In Rock island county. .
Sattjrdat, August 16, 1890.
For United States Senator Johh M. Paiavn.
Kor State Tieasnrer Edward B. Wilson.
For Sunt, of Public Instruction HcnRY Kaab.
, . t John Hrtaht.
For Trustees Illinois l" w flRllil,
University, f i "riVh'.bd D. Moham'.
For OoiiKmss Bn T. Cabls
For Stale Seuator R. H Hinmam
I OaoBoa W. Vimton
For Representatives j-JOBJ( A Wilso.
For Coontv Jndue .
For County Clerk Charlss Chkpts
KorSherln C I). Gordoh
For Treasurer (Jso. B. Browmr
For County Supt. of Schools. Ch.b. B Mahbhall
Tns newspaper is an educator of no
small means. A schoolmaster who keeps
his eyes open says that pupils who have
access to newspapers at home are betteT
spellers, better readers, better on pro
nunciation, and have a better knowledge
of geography and possess more general
information than those who have no
newspapers to read.
The Davenport Democrat attributes the
fact of Illinois being the third state in
the union in point of population, largely
to the growth of Chicago. This is an
anneighborly statement on the part of
the Democrat. How could it look tO'
wards Chicago without seeing the two
grand cities on this side of the river which
could provide employment for a census
enumerator every day in the year. Of
course Chicago is all right in her way,
but she isn't a Rock Island nor a Moline.
Congressman Gest has shown bis
fealty to the "protection" idea in more
ways than one. While his every vote in
congress is recorded in favor of "pro
tecting" manufacturers and mill owners
at the expense of the people, be has
worked energetically, to "protect" the
Ferry Co's. interests. The free bridge
between Davenoort and Rock Island is
another evidence of Oest's weakness.
The Ferry Co. wanted it kept closed
against certain carriers, and Gest threw
his influence in that direction. Although
Gest and the Ferry Co. were baffled in
this little scheme, the latter will con
tribute liberally to the congressman's
campaign fund. He is a useful man for
Wim a simplicity that would do credit
to a school boy, the Union denounces the
assertion that the republican federal
placeholders are assessed for campaign
purposes. The paper says "we have
made inquiry among the postal employes
to ascertain if there was the slightest
foundation on which to bane such an as
sertion, and found, as we expected, that
there was none." How guileless! how
innocent! how sublime! Of course the
employes would not hesitate to publicly
state that they were assessed, in case it
were true, and the Union man is too
conscientious not to publish just what he
was told. The Akoub is sorry that it has
injured the tender feelings of its republi
can friends, and hastens to retract the
statement, and place them in the vir
tuous light they wish to assume. It will
make no more naughty charges of the
sort until it can substantiate them. Posts
master Wells will undoubtedly inform us
when the screws are applied.
Ben. T. Table, or Itork laland. la I lie
When the representatives of democracy
assembled at Monmouth on the 5th of
this month, they did so with the deter
mination of selecting as a candidate for
congress, a man enjoying the full confl
dence of the people, and whose acts and
votes would lie pointed to with pride
Ben . T. Cable, of Rock Island is that
man. In the prime of his early manhood
he has before him a brilliant future.
Graduated at one of our best colleges
he there acquired literary tastes which bis
ample means has permitted him to gratify.
Ben Cable is a student; and possesses a
library second to none on this conti
nent. No wrk on political economy
is lacking, and the well worn pages
of many are proof of study. lien
Cable has travelled extensively both
in this country and Europe, and his
carefully compared our country, her laws
and legislation, with the outer world
Inheriting vast commercial interests from
his father, he has shown excellent busU
ness qualifications, and stands today in
the foremost rank as a successful busi
ness man. He employs a large number
of men, between whom and himself the
most friendly relations have always ex
isted. No strikes have ever marred their
relations, and the man who maligns or
traduces Hen Cable for political effect
among his employees, will rue the day
he ever struck the "Cable line." This is
the man the democracy of this congres
aional district have chosen for their can
didate, and we predict his election. Han
cock county democracy will support Ben
Cable to a man, and Hancock county is
democratic Hancock County Pilot.
I'errin Thought It Was Tough.
A.SIII.AND, Wi., Au. 10. The defense
in the I'errin case clewed Friday morning,
and the balance of the day was occupied
ly the arKuniu'tiU of counsel. Late Fri
day night the judie charged the jury and
they retired, anil Ht 11 :"x) returned a ver
dict, timling I'errin guilty of robbing the
Hurley bank. The defendant was un
moved, and simply said: "That's tough."
I'aicl SI.1B an Ounce fair Silver.
Kkw York, Aug. it). The United States
treasury bought 417,000 ounces of silvei
bullion from New York dealers Friday,
paying tl.lii per ounce for It. A large
part of Wednesday's purchase was also of
bullion, so it is safe to say that by the
middle of next week the reserve of the
Mew York banks will be increased by the
purchases of these two days at least.
Shot by an Insane IJrotlier.'
Wheelino, W. Va., Aug. 10. About
noon yesterday Miss Nora Pleitz was shot
and, it is believed, fatally wounded by
her brother, David l'leitz. David baa
been at the insane asylum, and it is said
that he was laboring under the delusion
that his sister, Who is kind and attentive ,
intended to poison him. Pleitz is undei
Cholera at Cairo.
Cairo, Aug. 16. Three cases of cholera
have been reported by the health authori
ties here, one of which was fatal. The ap
pearance of the disease has created great
xcitement, and many persons are pre
paring 10 taxe their departure.
Some Vigorous Talk for France
THE AMERICAN HOG DEFENDED,
And His Tradncers Related by an Ar
ray of Facta Minister Keld'a Valiant
Fight for Fair Flay The Status of the
Ranm Case Cooper Continues to Re
fuse to Name Hia Witnesses Quay De
nies a Reported Remark and Kxpralns
Washington City, Ang. !. The pres
ident sent to the senate yesterday, in com
pliance with the senate resolution of July
28, all correspondence not already sub
mitted to congress touching the efforts
made by this government to secure the
modification or repeal by the French gov-
srntnent of its decree of 1881, prohibiting
the importation into France of American
pork and kindred American products. In
his letter of transmittal to the president
Acting Secretary Wharton, of the state
department, says: "This correspondence
discloses the important fact that the
French government now practically places
its exclusion of our pork products upon
economic Instead of sanitary grounds. As
this policy of exclusion as a measure for
the protection of the domestic products of
France Is applied only to the United
States, the department has not failed to
protest against the discrimination as un
just." Willing to Reopen the Question.
A letter from W. B. Frauklin, commis
sioner general of the United States at the
Paris exposition, to Mr. Hlaine gives the
substance of an interview betwpen Messrs.
Reid and Franklin and M. Spuller, the
French minister of foreigu affairs, at
which M. Spuller admitted that the citi
zens of France did not believe that the
consumption of American pork by them
would injure the health of the consumers.
M. Spuller added, however, that there
would be difficulty in having the prohibi
tion removed on account of the protec
tionist feeling. Mr. Reid was assured that
M. Spuller was quite willing to reopen the
question of prohibition of pork products.
Coldn't Re Fooled That Way.
In response to an invitation given by
Mr. Reid to inspect the American pork
products at the exposition, Mr. Spuller,
on Nov. 2f, 1S89, sent a note stating that
In the opinion of his colleague, who had
charge of the health department, an in
spection of the meat shown in the exhibi
tion wonld not have the importance Mr.
Ketds letter seemed to give it, as the su
perior quality of the meat, already estab
lished by rewards, would not prove that
the mass of American hog products is
Klalne Expresses Himself Robustly.
Included in the correspondence is a let
ter from Mr. Blaine to Mr. Reid, inclos
ing a letter from the secretary of agricul
ture, giving a history of the "harsh and
unreasonable restrictions," to quote Mr.
Blaine, "imposed by the governments of
France, Germany and Great Britain
against the importation of American live
animals and bog products." In his letter,
which is dated March 4, 1KM), Mr. Blaine
instructs Mr. Reid to express the hope to
the French authorities that the French
government "may now be prepared to ex
tend equitable relief from the unjust meas
The McKinley Bill Cited.
Early in July last Mr. Reid called on M.
Ribot, the French minister of foreign af
fairs, and in a letter to Secretary Blame,
dated July 11, he says that during the in
terview M. Ribot continued, as he had
done on every similar occasion previously,
to state that the agitation over the McKin
ley bill ma le any action on this point ex
tremely difficult. Mr. Reid protested that
France was the aggressor, and should
take the first step.
The French Hare a Grievance.
A voluminous letter, dated July 3, was
lent to M. Ribot by Mr. Reid. The
American minister in this communication
endeavors to show M. Ribot the mistake
France is making in excluding American
pork, and quotes statistics to carry out
bis argument. lie hints at a possible pro
bibition of French wines by the United
States, owing to the growth of the wine
Industry in this country, and refers to the
effect such action wonld have on France.
On July 11, 1890, M. Ribot sent a note to
Mr. Held in which he said the difficulties
in the way of removing the prohibition
had been increased by measures which
were finally passed or voted on by the
house of representatives, "and which do
not fail to raise just complaints on the
part of the French government." (M.
Ribot referred to the tariff bill and the
customs administrative bill.)
A Horse of Another Color.
Mr. Reid, in a letter to M. Ribot, dated
July 28, 18!K, asks pardon for endeavoring
to show that "this is a view of the situa
tion which the facts do not warrant. Bo-
tides, there wonld appear to be no simi
larity or just relation of any kind between
the two subjects which your excellency
couples the trench exclusion of Amer
ican pork, anil the two American bills cur
rently called the McKinley bills; nor is
any reason apparent why a continuance
of the one should be justified by your ap
prehensions as to the others.
The Frenchman IMscrlmlnatee.
"The American bills touch-all countries
with absolute impartiality. The French
decree singles out the United States from
til other countries, and prohibits its pro
ducts alone, while the similar products of
the rest of the world are admitted. The
American bills make no charges against
the quality of the product whose importa
tion they regulate or tax. The French
decree is based upon the indefensible
charge that the American product exclud
td is unwholesome, though this charge
baa been repudiated by the French Acad
tmy of Medicine itself, and though this
prohibited and unwholesome product h
recently been crowned by the highest
prize of your own universal exposition.
Johnny Crapaad the Aggressor.
"Under the circumstances, I venture to
suggest that the French government is not
In a good position to put forward in- ex
planation of its own action anything
which the United States may now do In
the impartial development of its known
policy of protection. France is, and baa
been for nine years past, a persistent ag
rraasor. It has absolutely prohibited the
importation of an American product on
Indefensible charges. It atill maintains
this prohibition in spite of the demon
Itrated facts that nothing js .therebygained,
alther for its own consumers or its own
producers, and that the only appreciable
affect is to do an injustice to a century-old
friend, by openly (discriminating against
that riend in favor of Germany, Italy,
THE CASE Of7 GEN. RAUM.
His Accuser Refuses to Name His Wit
Washington City, Aug. 16. The com
mittee appointed to investigate the charges
against Pension Commissioner Raum haa
had one meeting, at which nothing was
accomplished. Cooper, of Indiana, who
offered the charges in the house, asked to
have Raum put on the stand, claiming
that interrogation of the commissioner
would 'doubtless clear up some
of the charges and narrow the
investigation within the limits which
it would be desirable to follow out.
Raum declined to be cross-examined till
he knew what the charges against him
were and until he had been furnished with
the names of the witnesses who were to
be called against him. Cooper declined
to give the names of hia witnesses, and
the committee adjourned. Parrett, the
Democratic member of the committee has
What Raum's Friends Say.
Raum' friends say he has a straightfor
ward storv to tell which will silence his!
critics, and charge that Cooper is afraid
to show his hand. So faras ean d learned,
Cooper's evidence consists ch reny of the
fact that lemon indorse j nanms
paper. from mis me inference
was that Lemon h id been
favored in the way of having bis personal
rAses expedited. But there is no proof
that he had been thns favored. The
charge that Commissioner Raum drag
ooned employes of the pension office into
subscribing for stock in the !-efrigerator
company of which he waa president will
not, it is understood, be press -d by Coop-
QUAY REPUDIATES THE WORDS.
He Denies the Remarks Aboc t Reed At
tributed to Him.
Washington City. Aug. 16. Quay was
en his feet as soon as the senate was in
order yesterday, to make a deiial as to a
remark attributed to him in the press re
ports of the Republican caucus Thursday
night. He had been represent d as saying
that he did not wish to have southern
members of the house of repi-esentatives
yelping at his heels," urijed on by
Speaker Reed. He had made io such re
mark, and had made no reflections on
that distinguished presiding o licor of the
other branch of congress.
As to the Flections I 111.
In a conversation with a ret orter Quay
said: "I am satisfied that a majority of the
senate is opposed to any change in the
rules, and we cannot expect to pass the
elections bill without some such change.
I am not opposed to the elections bill, but
I am opposed to sacrificing tl e tariff bill
for it. The tariff bill is an immediate
necessity. The elections bill can wait.
The tariff bill ought to be passed at the
earliest moment in order to relieve the
strain upon business and permit the man
ufacturers to make their contracts, and
the merchants to purchase their goods for
next season. Merchants will not buy any
thing and manufacturers will tiot sell any
thing until the question of dtities is set
tled, and unless the tariff but be passed
and put into force within the next thirty
days the business of the whole year will
The Congressional BrI ef.
Washington City, Aug. 16. The sen
ate yesterday shelved the tar. ff bill for.
two days and took up the rivt r and har
bor bill, which had nearly beer, completed
at adjournment. Amendmi-nts were
agreed to reducing appropriations for
Muskegon and Sand Beach, Mich., and
increasing those for Marquette. Mich.; for
harbor of refuge at Milwaukee, Wis; for
harbor at Superior Bay and St Louis Bay,
In the house an attempt to pass the bill
granting leaves of absence to ciistoras em
ployes was defeated by an otjection by
Kerr of Iowa. The joiut resolution for
the relief of Oklahoma destit ution was
agreed to, as was the conference report on
the Indian appropriation bill. The re
mainder of the session was devoted to fili
bustering against the MacKay claim. An
evening session was held to consider pri
vate pension bills, 136 of v Inch were
Opportunity tor a ead-Lock.
Washington City, Aug. its. Two
changes iu the deficiency bill, 'ivhich have
been recommended by the senate commit
tee, will meet with strong opposition iu
the house. One of these strikes out the
appropriations for the widows of deceased
members, the other cuts out the extra
compensation for the official reporters of
the house. The object of the seriate com
mittee is to throw these items into confer
ence where they can be discussed fully.
The senate never appropriates more than
$5, 000 for the family of a deceased senator.
Some of the appropriations for the widows
of deceased members exceed tti.OOU, and
one of them is over (10,000.
A Call on the Women of the World.
Washington City. Aug. 16. Charlotte
Smith, president of the Woman's Nation
al Industrial League of Amer ca, has is
sued a call to the women of tt e civilized
world, inviting them to atten 1 the Wo
man's International congress, to meet at
Chicago during the quadro-cen ennlal cel
ebration in 1813. This congres-i is intend
ed to consider problems of woman's ad
vancement. Wants Expenses Reilu-vil.
Washington City, Aug. 16. A resolu
tion was offered in the bouse yesterday by
Cooper of Indiana providing for the ap
pointment of a select committee of seven
to investigate and report at the next ses
sion of congress whether reductions may
be made (and to what extent) in the num
ber and salaries of officers ana employes
of the government.
Unveiled a Monument to 1)
Washington City, Aug. 16
of the Photographers' associat
tion took place yesterday
memorial of Daguerre, the inve
art of sun painting, was un
impressive ceremonies. Secret
delivered an eloquent address
ntor of the
Claims That Should Re Paid.
Washington City, Aug. 1,6. The senate
committee on appropriations h is reported
the deficiency appropriation bill with
amendments. The most important amend
ment is that which adds tl.2.19 68 to the
bill for the payment of French spoliation
New York Oreenbackers.
NewYotsk, Aug. 16. Twentj -five mem
bers of the Greenback party met here last
night and elected delegates to she nation
al Greenback conference to be held at In
dianapolis on Aug. Zt.
The cholera is abating in Spain.
One firm in New York Frids y shipped
iOO.OOO ounces of silver to Londrn,
The population of Saginaw, Mich., as
given by the census bureau, is 1,109.
Gen. Sherman spent Friday with ex
Rccretary of War Eudlcott, at Salem,
The German government has arranged
to lay two cables to connect J leligoland
Dr. J. Adams Allen, one of Chicago's
most noted physicians, and a prominent
Mason, died Friday.
John Kaufman, a pauper in i he Berks
county (Pa.) poor house, has inherited
legacy of $15,000. He is 70 ye art old.
II. E. Lourie, the English bicyclist, beat
the five mile record at Charter Oak park,
Hartford, Conn., Friday, by 28 seconds.
- Business failures in the Uniid States
during the week ended Aug. 15 were 174
for the corresponding week last, year, 181,
Two Pinkerton men employed in the
Mew lorfc Central yards at Albuny. K.
Y., were run down Friday by a train and
The rival factions of Irish mf n Cronln
and anti-Ccrouin held picnica ut Chicago
Friday, with large attendant) at each
J. Harry Ward, a well-known member
of the Baltimore corn and flour exchange.
committed suicide Friday by cutting hia
throat with a razor.
A passenger agent in Cincinnati named
Martin is under arrest! for givin z passes to
three persons on his road to the National
Educational association it) viola ion of the
inter-state commerce law.
Capt, Frank Holland, one of the oldest
vesselmen in the west, who has sailed the
lakes for thirty years, hanged himself at
his home in Port Huron Friday. The act
Is attributed to despondency.
The comptroller of the currency has au
thorized the American Nationt.l bank of
Helena, Mont, to begin business with a
capital of t200,000; also the Commercial
National bank of Seattle, Wasl.., capital
The closing event of the G. A. R. en
campment at Boston took place Friday
night, the Woman's Relief cor m holding
a campfire" Addresses were lua le by Gov
ernor Brackett, Gen. Alger, Corporal
Tanner, and Commander Vease y.
THE DEVnS OWN.
A Case of Drunken Diabolism
- at Chicago.
FIENDISH ASSAULT OH A WOMAN.
Her "Lover" First Tries to Hang Her
and Then Chases Her Through the
Streets with a Revolver Father and
Daughter Shot by a Tramp Who
"Loved" the Girl The Crime, as Usu
al, Followed by a Lynching Criminal
Chicago, Aug, 16. Nellie Taylor, a
dissolute woman, had an experience yes
terday that may end iu death. She waa
lassoed by her lover, hanged to a gas fix
ture, and escaping was chased through
the streets, a target for a rowdy's bullets.
She was rescued by police officers just as
her would-be murderer had again ad
justed the lffsso about her neck, and was
about to finish his brutal work. The Tay
lor woman has a room at 517jClark street.
"Bud" Harris got drunk early yesterday
morning and, arming himself with a big
revolver and coil of rope, started out to
kill her. Entering her room he said: 1
have come to kill you."
Failure of the First Attempt.
He had twisted the rope into a lasso,
and, throwing it over the woman's head,
drew it taut about her neck and dragged
her, kicking and screaming, to the gas
fixture. The rope was thrown over the
gas jet, and Harris commenced to haul
away. The woman, by a superhuman ef
fort, succeeded in removing the rope from
her neck. Before Harris realized what
had happened he was lying prostrate on
the floor, and the woman was out in the
street shrieking for help.
A Race for Life.
But Harris, with a revolver in one hand
and a lasso in the other, was close be
hind. Down Clark street raced the pair.
Then, to the consternation of the big
crowd on the street, he opened fire with
his revolver. The woman was just turn
ing into Twelfth street, and the bullet
whistled unpleasantly close to her head.
That was the only shot Harris fired. Ex
hausted from her long run, and frightened
by the shooting the woman sank uncon
scious on the pavement.
Runs Foul of the Police.
ITarris fell on her prostrate form, and
jumping up again, threw the lasso over
her head. At that juncture Officers Heil
man and Buckley forced their way through
the crowd, and after a short but decisive
ruggle, placed Harris under arrest. The
woman was taken to her room. Her phy
sician sajs that death will probably result
from the shock to her nervous system.
A PRIME SUBJECT FOR HEMP.
Devilish Work of a Tramp at Arlington,
Omaha, Xeb., Aug. 16. Norman R.
Towne, a well-to-do farmer of Arlington,
was shot through the heart and his
daughter liattie dangerously wounded
yesterday by a tramp, who was captured
shortly after the tragedy and lodged in
jail. The murderer proved to be Charles
Pratt, a former employe whom Towne
had discharged four years ago for making
love to liattie, then a girl of 15. He had
not been seen since until yesterday, and
the girl did not recognize him.
To Hades with Law and Order.
About 11:30 last night a crowd of 100 men
marched into Blair and up to the jail
w here Pratt was confined. Sheriff and
posse were soon overpowered, and with
the sheriff's keys the door to Pratt's cell
was soon open. The murderer was dragged
forth and in the jail yard a rope was
thrown over a limb oi. a tree and a noose
placed around Pratt's neck and tightened.
"Have you anything to say," was asked
They Hadn't Time to Wait.
"If you'll let up on that I'll tell you,"
he answered, "and then you can pull as
quick and as hard as you damn please.
He commenced a rambling statement of
how his neighbors had imposed on him,
when some on shouted, "What has that to
do with thegirl?"' An angry roar from
the crowd, a surge on the rope, and Pratt
dangled ten feet alxive ground. He was
left there. 1 he crowd reorganized and
marched quietly away. Not a shot was
bred and no one was hurt save Pratt.
HORTON'S CURIOUS CONDUCT.
It Leads to ;rave Suspicions and His
St. Pail, Minn., Ang. 16. The wife
and daughter of W. F. llorton were
drowned henThursday night, and the
case is shrouded in mystery, llorton was
wit h his wife, and says the boat capsized,
and his wife and daughter sank out of
sight. He floated down to South St.
Paul, landed, and came back to their
boarding place, going to bed and not re
porting the event to the inmates of the
house until yesterday morning. Horton
has been arrested, and the police are now
investigating the mutter.
Hanged by the Sheriff.
BoTPTOtf, Va , Aug. 16. John Phillips,
colored, aged 3.", was executed here yes
terday for the brutal murder of Capt.
Robert C. Overby, a prominent citizen of
this (Mecklenburg county. Phillips was
a laborer and had frequently to pass Over
by s house. He was very boisterous and
the captain remonstrated with him sev
eral times for using obscene language so
near his house. This made Phillips angry,
and on the I4lh of last April when Over
hy remonstrated with him, he seized a
heavy bludgeon, and dealt Overby a blow
which broke his skull, causing death. The
law-abiding citizens were so eager for a
lynching bee that the trial and execution
had to come off under military protec
Train Wreckers' Dastardly Work.
PiTTSDUita, Pa., Aug. 16 Unknown
miscreants placed an obstruction on the
Baltimore and Ohio tracks twenty miles
from Pittsburg Thursday night. An ex
cursion train struck it, and two engineers
anq a supposed tramp were Instantly
killed. '1 he ougine toppled over the em
bankment, but the cars fortunately fell to
the other side of the track, on the hill
side. Had they fallen the same way as
the engine, there must have been terrible
loss of life. '
Beat a Man to Death.
II A3 elton. Pa., Aug. 16. A nthony Sur-
man, keeper of a low groggery here, be
came engaged in a quarrel with a crowd
of Poles in his place last evening. He
ejected Andro Martini, who bombarded
the place with stones. Surman seized a
club and beat hn) lijto insensibility; and
later to aeatu.
Struck for Their Wages. '
Chicago, Aug. 16. The firemen and
switchmen on the Wabash railway in this
city, struck yesterday because the pay
car failed to arrive. All switching was
stopped, and the road practically tied up.
The trouble will probably be settled to
day. It . is stated that the pay car was a
day late in starting, owing to a delay In
mating up ine pay roils.
' Umin Is on His Own Hook.
PPLO.ONE, Aug. 16. The Cologne Ga
kette publishes .a letter from Emin Pasha
in which he denies that ha bonnd himself
to Germany after promising to assist
England. He declares he is under obliga
tions to none, and that he is marching
into the interior of Africa simply aa at
Bismarck Mot Fond of Berlin.
London, Aug. 16. Prince Bismarck,
while returning to Friedrichsruhe after s
short absence, finding himself obliged to
travel via Berlin, requested the railroad
authorities to conduct him over the
suburban route in order that he might
avoia tne city. ...
A Wreck on the Alton Kills
TWELVE OTHERS BADLY INJUEED.
Somebody's Blunder Bends Two Trains
Crashing Into Each Other Fifty Men
Have to Jump for Their Lives and
Some Come Out wit Broken Legs
Frlghtrul Accident on the Michigan
Central, with a Trio of Fatalities.
Altok, Ills., Aug. 16. A fatal wreck
occurred at 5 o'clock last evening on the
St. Louis, Alton and Springfield railroad
at Piasa creek, five miles north of here. A
construction train and the regular pas
senger train collided, wrecking both en
gines, killing three men and injuring ten.
The dead are: Peter Smith, fireman of
the passenger train; Charles Magee, a boy,
who was sitting on the pilot of the con
struction train; Thomas Murray, a labor
er. Murray and McGee are from Alton;
Smith from Jersey ville. Ills.
Twelve Dangerously Hurt.
The injured are: Henry Uterbrink, of
Alton; K, J. Zeeson, of Delhi, Ills.; Joe
Daily, of Alton; C. J. Dowenz, mail clerk,
Camp Point, Ills.; John Kane, Jersey
ville. Ills.; C. J. Ijee, engineer of the pas
Benger train, who had a most miraculous
escape from death; John McEHigott, of
Alton, and five others. All mentioned
are dangerously hurt, and were brought
down by a "Big Four" special and placed
in St. Joseph's hospital here.
Caused by a Blunder.
The accident is due to wrong orders or a
misinterpretation of orders. Fifty men
on the construction train jumped down
the rocky sides of Piasa creek and very
many received broken legs and arms.
Both engines wen thrown down the em
bankment and reduced to scrap iron.
DEMOLISHED THE STATION.
A Wreck on the Michigan Central One
Man Blown to I'ieees.
Battle CkI-ek, Mich., Aug. 16. As the
east-bound North Shore limited on the
Michigan Central railroad was passing
Augusta, a small town nine miles west of
here, at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, it
ran into a standing freight train while
going at full speed and crashed through
the station building, completely demol
ishing it. Ibe engine then exploded,
blowirTg the fireman literally to pieces and
killing the engineer, Charles McRoberts.
One brakeman is missing and it is thought
he is buried in the debris.
Nine Passengers Seriously Hurt.
Of the passengers only nine were in
jured seriously. Their names could not
be obtained at this writing, except of
George B. Murry, of Detroit, ribs crushed
and internally injured. Hoth the engin
eer and fireman live in Jackson, Mich. Of
the express train, the liaggage car and
two sleeper were demolished, and how
the occupants escaped is a miracle. A
little boy named Clarence Cassidy whowa-t
playing near the station, was struck by a
piece of iron from theliM-omotive.atnl may
Ar Mher Monon Wrcek.
DELPHI, Iud., Aug. 16. Two Monon en
gines came together on the high . bridge
over lippcramx' river, near Mouliceiio,
1 hursday night, and were badly wrecked.
inree iiai oars were thrown Ironi the
, .! .
bridge. No one was injured.
A TON OF POWDER EXPLODED,
The Result Heine Nearly Complete
Destruction of a Town.
Red Cliff, Colo., Aug. 10. Contract
ors for the Denver and Hio Grande rail-,
way, finding that they could not finish a
piece of road according to contract unless
matters were pushed to the extreme, put
in a heavy blast containing over a ton of
powder. After notifying all the people to
leave town and seek safety further up the
mountain the blast whs touched oil. After
smoke cleared away it was found that the
whole village had almost been demolished,
nothing having lieeu left of rive houses,
while thirty others were badly wrecked
and rendered uniuhabitable. The houses
will be rebuilt at the expense of the con
tractors. In the meantime thirty five
families will be compelled to live iu tents.
THE NEW YORK CENTRAL.
Powderly Kearhrs Ciol ham Strikers Com
plain of the Press.
NEW York, Aug. 16. Grand Master
Workman Powderly, Secretary John W.
Hayes, and J. J. Holland, of the general
executive board, K. of I, have arrived in
this city. He comes here, so it is stated, to
have a talk with Vic President Webb
about settling the. strike by arbitration.
Mr. Webb said yesterday that Mr. Pnw
derly would be courteously treated, "but
that there was no necessity for arbitra
tion; that the strike was over, so far as
the Central was concerned.
The Ntrikers ( omplaiii.
The strikers at Albany complain that
the press is not treating l hem fairly, and is
misrepresenting the ni nation 4 u favor of
the railway. They therefore make the fol
lowing statement: "The condition at pre
sent is a great improvement upon the strike
as it stood at 7 o'clock p. m. of Aug. 8. The
best of feeling prevails all along the line,
all our memliers being hopeful and re
maining staunch and true to the cause.
Reports which are constantly being re
ceived here that the company are moving
freigut as well as passengers are entirely
untrue, and none is lieing moved to any
extent. They still refuse to receive all
shipments or freight offered them, which
entirely disproves Mr. Webb's assertion."
' There are no new developments in the
Wants the Reporters Present.
Vice President Webb last night said
that he desired the reporters of the press
to be present at an interview which has
been arranged between himself and Mr.
Record on the Ball Field.
Chicago, Ang. lrt. Following are given
yesterday's base liall scores: League: At
Boston Brooklyn 6, Boston 4; batteries
Terry and Clark, Nichols and Ganzel. At
Cleveland Cleveland 15, Pittsburg 0; bat
teries Beatiu and Zimmcr, Hecker and
Decker. At Cincinnati Cincinnati
Chicago It, batteries Mullane and Har
rington, Hutchison an I Kittridge. At
New York New York 3, Philadelphia 2:
batteries Welch, Rusie and Clark, and
Buckley, Smith and Clements.
Brotherhood: At Boston Boston 7,
Philadelphia 3; batteries Had bourne and
Kelly, Buflinton and Milligan. At Cleve
land Cleveland 2, Buffalo 11; batteries
Bakely and Sutcliffe, Twitcbell and
Mack. At New Y'ork New York 6,
Brooklyn 4; batteries Eiving and Ewlng,
Sowders and Kinslow. At Chicago Chi
cago 8, Pittsburg 1; batteries. Baldwin
and Boyle; Maul and Carroll.
borne Tears ago we were very much
subject to severe spells of cholera morbus;
and now when we feel any of the symp
tome 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
uung to straighten one out in such cases,
ana always aeep it about, it is some
what similar to the usual cholera cures.
but seems to contain Ingredients that ren
der it more pleasant to take, and that do
their work more quickly. Sheriff Dever:
euz tells us that be is subject to cholera
morbus, and recently felt a spell coming
on, when he obtained a bottle of Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy and two doses made bin) all
right. We are not writing this for a pay
testimonial, but to let our readers know
what is a good thine to keep in the
house. Troy, (Kan.) Chief.
For sale by Harts & Bahnsen.
OF THE SPRING SEASON. 1890
.A.T POPULAR PRICES
Is always to be fonncl at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
For Men, Ladies and
The It. hrligM-a lu-i.t ion.
LolxN, Aug. 10. A. Stavely iiill asVe.1
'be government in the commons lat night
to state the position of the Bt-bring sea
negotiations. Careful inquiry on the
pot, be Kaiil. bad sati(Uxl him that the
inctho.U i-iul.) til by British vew-ls did
not lead to waste of seal life. Friision
aid lLat lxrd Salisbury's final reply
could not he tabled until it hail Wfn pre.
wnted. Salisbury's action was directed
to the establish ment of a c1o.h time for
seals mid to prevent further seizure of
British vessels ami secure com)eiisation
for the seizures made.
Hai.lan Win a Smiting Match.
BEATIMc F, Neb., Auk. 1 The great
sculling match lietwefn Hanlnn and
Teenier came off Thursday afternoon and
was witnessed by a bit; crowd. The water
and the flay were splendid, and the oars
men in fine condition. The race was one
mile and Iwo I urns for f.rsl, liest two in
three. Hanlan won in two straight heats.
Time, B minutes iht'V seconds and 6 min
utes K4 seconds.
The Original I'arkaae Is leai.
Des Moines, la, Aug. 16. Iu a written
opinion furnished . by Attorney General
Stone on the present status of the Iowa
prohibitory law. he holds that the nation
al original package law waa passed to
cover such conditions as exist in Iowa;
that it revives the slate law, and that no
additional state legislation is necessary to
atop the liquor trallic in Iowa.
Raid in the llunse nf Commons.
London. Aug. 10. Iu the bouse of com
mons last night, Fergussou announced
that the contention with Portugal was on
the eve of satisfactory Bcttlemnt.Goschen
stated that it had lieen absolutely fixed
that the house will meet iu November:
Ualfouraaid that though there had been a
serious failure of the puttto crop in Ire
land, there was no reason to fear a fam
ine Cost the Lives ef Two People.
JloTTSVUXE, Pa., Aug. lft 1 beresa Lib
ne'r, aged 16 years, was instantly killed,,
and Frederick Speaoht. aged 20 years, waa
fatally injured by the explosion of a cen
trifugal hydro extractor iu the demising
room at theTillit silk mills Friday.
Will Try to Beat Ourrn Maud.
Philadelphia, Aug. 16. Sunol and
Palo Alto are entered for the Bulmont
park races, thi9 city, on Sept. 4. Sunol
will trot against Maud S.' record of -JrOS
and Palo Alto will go against the stallion
record of 2:ii
Itan II U Head Against a Buzf Saw.
ST. Paul, Minn., Aug. 16. Edward
Rood fua against a circular saw in hit
brother's planing mill here yesterday, and
hia skull was cut open from the forehead
to the upper part of the head. He will
- Nominated for a Third Term.
HfWSON, Wis., Aug. 16 The Iiepub-lir-an
convention of the Kighth district
nominated Ne a P. Kaugea, of Pierce
county,- for a third term in congress
equivalent to election
A ereaa of tartar baking powder. Highest of
all In leavening strength. & S. Govmmtnt Bt
port Aug. 17,1889
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