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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, AUG,, 18, 189Q.
Published Dally and Weekly t 1fl4 Second Ave
nne, Rock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter,
T-Dlly, 60c per month; Weekly, $3.00
All communication of a critic! or argumenta
tive character, political or religious, man have
real name attached for publication No ench arti
tiele will be printed over fictitious signatures.
Anonymona communication not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
tn Rock Inland county.
Monday, August 18, 1890.
For United States Senator Johk M. Paik.
For State Treasurer KDiRo 8. Wtlbom.
For Snot, of Public Instruction ...Hbkrt Raab.
. I John Hrtawt.
For Trustees Illinois I N w Graham.
toiverslty, J ....Richard D. Morgan.
ForConpress Bkh T. Cablb
For Stiue Senator R. H Hinhan
.... . I GBOROB W. VlKTON
For Representatives j0BJ A w,LgoM.
for Countv J note
For Ouoty Clerk Charlks Crbute
ForSherirt C D. GoanoH
For Treasurer Gio. B. Bbowkib
ForConnty Supt. of Schools. Chas. B Marshall
President Harrison is one of the nu
merous husbands who believe in putting
their property in their wives' names.
TnE locomotive telephone signal ena
bles two trains approaching each other to
communicate by closing the circuit when
two miles apart. The ringing of the gong
warns the engineers, who can converse
with each other over the telephone.
The Union is becoming extremely
modest. In noting the passage of the
river and harbor bill by the senate, it
fails to attribute the success of the Hen
nepin canal clause to Congressman Gest
This was a sad omission on the part of
our contemporary .
The Raleigh, (N. C.) Xtu states that
L. J. Moore, one of the most prominent
republicans in the state, has announced
that it is his purpose to withdraw from
the party to which he has been at
tached, fie has been driven out of the
party at the point of the bayonet.
Louisiana planters say that the slaugh
ter of alligators has allowed muskrats.the
great enemies of the levees, to increase at
an alarming rale. South Florida people
have discovered that the rapid decrease
of the alligator in the peninsula has been
accompanied by a corresponding increase
of the moccasin, the most venomous of
American snakes and the alligator's
choicest food. The saurian isn't pretty.
but he is & friend of humanity, neverthe
The Philadelphia Telegraph, an inde
pendent republican journal, says:
There never has been a tariff bill pre
sented for the approval of the country
mroe vul nerabletban the measure invented
by Mr. McKinley and those in sympathy
with bim. By their extreme solicitude to
take care of certain great interests that
no longer need to be nourished so i'al
ously and exclusively and at such tre
mendous cost to the people, they give
color to the charge so persistently made.
though heretofore falsely, that a protec
tive tariff engenders and fosters mon
opoly, that it works for the advantage of
the few as against the many.
The report of the Johnstown relief
commission is just issued, and contains
gome interesting figures. The cash con
tributions reached a total of $4. 116. 801
48. The amouut received by the com
missioners reached 12,912 346.30, of
which $3,845,140.83 was expended or
invested for the sufferers, leaving a bal
ance of $67,205 4? in the hands of the
commission. One hundred and twenty
three widows were paid about $1,500
each, and provision was made for 965
orphans, who receive $50 annually each
until they are sixteen years of age. Such
a magnificent outpouring of public char
ity has probably never before been wit
nessed, if we except the offerings upon
the occasion of the great Chicago fire.
The work of the relief commission ap
pears to have been well done. The
fact that the entire cost of administering
its trust was less than $6,000 speaks
volumes in its favor.
He I)o-n't Itat History the Same a
ltlatne Arbitral inn I'mpoHeil.
IxiSimN, Autr. 18. Inl Siili-lmry's last
ditipatoh to Secretary Blaine relative to
the BehririK sea dispute bears date of Aug.
2. Afier quoting from historical rtocu
mentH the dispatch concludes: "These
show that England refused to admit any
part of the Ruosian claim, asserted in
the ukane of 1H-.M, to murine jurisdic
tion and the exclusive rilit of fish
ing throughout the whole extent of
that claim, from Rehrin'i straits to the
fifty-lirxt parallel; also tnat the conven
tion of lsi" w as recanted by both sides as
a remniciatinii on the part of Russia of
that claim in its entirety, and thatthoiigh
Helmut: ftraits was known and sjieci
ncully provided for, BehriiiK sea wan not
known by that name, but was regarded as
a part of the Pacific ocean.
Doesn't eeartly Follow.
"It Is impossible to admit that the rifrht
to fish and catch seals in the high seas can
be held to lie abandoned by a nation from
the mere fact that for a certain mini tier of
years it has not suited the subjects of that
nation to exercise, such ri'ht. It must be
remembered that the existence of British
Columbia ns a colony and the develop
ment of the colony's shipping interest are
"If the I'nited States government con
tinues to differ with threat Itritain as to
the legality of t herecent captures, her maj
esty's government is ready to refer the
question, with the issues dejiendeiit there
on, to impartial arbitration."
Missouri Farmers Adjourn.
SEDAL1A, Mo., Aug. 18. It was not until
4:30 o'clock Sunday morning that the
Farmers' and laborers' - union ad
journed. There was a protracted
light over the report of the committee
on resolutions, and a resolution pre
sented at 3 o'clock which favored the sub
treasury scheme. The latter was defeated,
and the former adopted. On the tariff
question the resolutions are strictly in line
with the Democratic party policy.
Four Persona Ilrownnd.
San Francisco, Ang. 18. Sunday morn
ing AllieVt Lawrence, Michael Quinn,
Mary Gaile, and Miss McXaniara were
drowned in Crystal Springs Lake by the
capsizing of a yacht in a squall. The bod
ies were shortly afterward recovered.
IIIr Ilrewery Htables Burned.
Klw York, Aug. 18. The stables of the
Lyon brewery in Harlem were burned
Sunday. I,oss, $105,000. Forty-five
horses out of the 138 in the stables per
ished. The brewery was saved.
.ThTTrou,l1 counio' the population of
the United States makes it 64,470,000,
about 80 per cent, increase since 1880.
The Sportive Rifle Popping
HALF A DOZEN PEBS0NS WOUNDED.
&11 of Them, as Usual, Inoffensive Unfor
tunates Finkcrton'a Men Charged with
Firing; at Random and Without Cause
One Woman and Two Boys Shot and a
Score of Pinkertons Suffering Scalp
Wounds Chicago's Little Strike Sensa
tions and Their Causes.
Chicago, Ang. 18. That the New York
Central management is not yet out of the
woods iu regard to the strike of its em
ployes seems without question, notwith
standing the hopeful indeed confident
tone of the reports from railway head
quarters. The men seem to have adopted
a sort of guerrilla warfare. As soon as
the management sees light on one section
of the road, a diversion is made on an
other or on connecting lines. This was
the case Saturday at Buffalo. The switch
men in the Central yards there struck. A
crew of West Shore men was ordered to
take their places, and refused. Superin
tendent Burrows insisted, and the men
quit. The meu on lines outside the Cen
tral system are just euough in sympathy
with the strikers to impress their employ
ers with the idea that if the latter handle
"Central freight" they will strike; so the
Central is practically boycotted. There
was an awful tangle in the freight yards
kt Buffalo Saturday and yesterday, and
no apparent prospect of getting it un
tangled. BLOODSHED AT ALBANY.
Pinkertons C'hm red with Shooting at In
While the above state of affairs existed
at Buffalo a more serious condition is re
ported at Albany. The strikers have been
on guard thwre to prevent trains from
running, and although they are kept out
of the yards by Pinkerton they collect at
crossings and on bridges, and threats
have been made that any persons moving
trains would be stoned. According to the
Albany report a train was passing the
Van Woert street crossing Satuiday.when
a small boy threw a stone, striking one of
the guards, who thereupon fired at the
boy, missing him, and hit John McCarty
who was in his own yard at the time
in the leg. The place swarmed with strik
ers in an instant, and the police had diffi
culty is rescuing the Pinkerton man from
certain death. He was locked up.
The Railway Managers Complain.
The railway officials declare that the
police are in sympathy with the strikers,
and are doing all they can to embarrass
the road, and arresting Pinkerton men on
very conceivable pretext. Henry Dong
lass, another Pinkerton, was arrested for
flourishing a revolver, and although he
said he drew it to force his way to the
yards through a crowd of angry strikers,
he was locked up, as were two Pinkertons
who got a short distance off the company's
property. That the strikers take every
opportunity to worry the Pinkertons is
without doubt. An Albany telegram
says: ' ."In this city and at West Albany
the freight trains are stoned anil Pinker
ton guards assaulted. Bricks and stones
were thrown from the windows of houses
which line the track in places. There are
a number of Pinkerton men laid up with
MORE SHOOTING BY PINKERTONS.
They Open Fire Promiseoonsljr Without
Provocation Many Wounded.
ALBANY, X. Y., Aug. 18. This city was
the scene of several disgraceful affrays
yesterday, in each of which, according to
the reports, the Pinkertons were aggressors.-
Fifteen Pinkerton men are under
the care of surgeons, and five citizens are
so badly wounded that there are fears for
their recovery. Three Pinkerton men
were arrested, and one was so severely
handled by the mob that the police sur
geon had to dress their wounds. The
trouble was at the Van Woert street cross
ing again, a few blocks west of the passen
ger station, and where the freight trains
rnn on to the bridge. Yesterday morning
early crowds began to gather, and by noon
there was a huge crowd. Everything was
quiet until at 1:10 o'clock a freight train
came down from West Albany. On the
top of each car were two Pinkerton men
armed with repeating rifles, and as the
cars passed by they flourished them.
A Hoy and Woman Wounded.
Suddenly, and without provocation, one
af the men fired and Richard Dwyer, a
boy of 12 years fell, shot in the thigh. The
excitement was intense and a rush was
made for the train, and so successful was
It that James Hat ton, who fired the shot,
was caught. The police charged the mob
and rescued the man just as tbey had him
np against a tree ready to hang him. He
was badly battered when locked up. A few
minutes after John Houck, a lumber
handler, aged 2i years, was arrested for
stoning a train. At 5 o'clock a freight
train bound west came over the bridge
guarded by Pinkerton men. When it
reached the city several of the Pinkerton
men, without provocation, opened fire.
Mrs. Thomas F. Hogan was shot through
Another Boy Shot.
The crowd by this time was wrought np
to a fearful pitch of excitement, and only
by the efficiency of the local police, aided
by committees from the strikers, were they
kept Dack. At 4 o'clock when the excite
ment had begun to cool down another
freight train came through and the Pink-
rton men again fired into the crowd, a
boy named Frank Parks receivingthe bul
let in bis arm. Officer Munn jumped on
the train and tried to find the man, but
was unsnccessfuL He was carried back
to East Albany on another train and there
was assaulted by the Pinkerton men, al
though be was in full uniform. All the
police of the city were massed at this
point and trouble was expected last night.
Pinkerton Says Shooting Is Necessary.
Robert Pinkerton asked for the release
of Thomas Burke, who was arrested un
der arms, but Chief Willard refnsed, say
ing that the men were inciting the people
to violence. Mr. Pinkerton said that it
was simply a matter of protecting the
new brakutnen, and was necessary. Five
Pinkerton men, arrested Saturday night,
were arraigned in the police court yester
day morning, and four were admitted to
bail for further examination, ex-State
Senator Russell and Depot Master Foster
going on their bonds. One man was re
leased. Two Contradictory Stories.
The Pinkerton men claim that the
Browd stoned them before they fired any
ihots. Capt. Sheridan, of the Third p re
cinct, where the trouble occurred, said:
"It is trim that a few women and children
ttirew stones at the men on the freight
trains early in the afternoon, but I saw
the Pinkerton men fire at the groups of
people on the street who had nothing to
do with it whatever and without provoca
tion. I told Mr. Pinkerton of this, but he
simply said it was in self-defense." The
railway was making good progress at the
time in the clearing np of the blockade.
THE TROUBLE AT CHICAGO.
Rock Island Switchmen Kick Against a
Yard master The Wabash Strike.
Chicago, Aug. 18. About sixty switch
men in the freight yards of the Chicago
Rock Island and Pacific railroad went out
on strik e about 9 o'clock Saturday night.
Their grievance is their treatment by A.
B. Corey, who was appointed general
yard master about five months ago. They
have never been satisfied with Corey's ap
pointment and have used every possible
:hance to find fault with his work.
Latek. The strike was brought to a
temporary conclusion last night by an
agreement to investigate Jhe grievance
of the men against Corey, whi jiiwas that
he bad discharged a man without cause,
alleging that he was drunk on duty.
Charged to Mike CosSkIIo. "
The strike on the Wabash , came to an
end Saturday when the pay car came
along. It cost the company 1 10,000 and
this is what a switchman told a reporter:
Til tell yon how it occurred. You know
Mike Costello. WellMike h id a date to
go to Ogden's grove to the I rish picnic
Friday night, and had ordered a new suit
of clothes, which be couldn't get on ac
count of the pay car being behind time.
He was awful mad, and ther. when he
asked his girl to excuse him f rom the en
gagement, and she gave him the 'cold
shake' and agreed to go with another fel
low, he was wild, I tell you. Well, that's
how the thing started, and Mike worked
the thing up till all the others quit."
THE ANTI LOTTERY HILL.
An Extract Showing the Drastic Nature
of the Act.
. Washington City, Aug. lJt The anti
lottery bill which passed the house Satur
day Beems to be a tolerably comprehen
sive measure. The pith of the s ct is given
"Xo letter, postal card, or cir;ular con
cerning any lottery, so-called gift concern,
or other similar enterprise offering prizes
dependent upon lot or chance (c r concern
ing schemes devised for the pur;ose of ob
taining money or property uider false
pretenses), and no list of the drawings
at any lottery or similar scheme,
and no lottery ticket or part there
of, and no check, draft, bill,
money, postal note or money order
for the purchase of any ticket, tickets, or
part thereof, or of any share or any chance
in any such lottery or gift enterprise,
shall be carried in the mail or deliv
ered at or through any postoffice or
branch thereof, or by any letter carrier;
nor shall any newspaper, circular, pam
phlet, or publication of any kind contain
ing any advertisement of any lottery or
gift enterprise of any kind offering prizes,
dependent upon lot or chance, or contain
ing any lUt of prizes awarded at the draw
ings of any such lottery or gift enterprise,
whether said list is of any part or of all of
the drawing, be carried in the m til or de
livered by any postmaster or letter car
rier. The Sender liable to Penalty.
"Any person who shall knowingly de
posit or cause to be deposited, or who
shall knowingly send or cause to be sent,
anything to be conveyed or delivered by
mail in violation of this section
shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor
aAd on conviction shall be punished by a
fine of not more than tSOO or by i uprison
ment for not more than one year, or by
both such liue and imprisonment for each
Provision is made in the act for the re
turn of all moneys to the senders instead
of delivery to the person or corporation
addressed. The act, however, j lives no
anthority for postmasters to open letters.
HENNEPIN CANAL ALL RIGHT.
The Senate Passes the River and Harbor
Hill with Amendments.
Washington City, Aug. IS. In the sen
ate Saturday the river and harbor bill was
further considered and passed, w ith sun
dry new amendments. The Hennepin ca
nal paragraph was not interfered with
and remains in the bill. A conference
was asked. Quay gave notice that he
wonld not call up his resolution to change
the rnles before Tuesday. The confer
ence report on the Chickamauga park bill
was agreed to.
The hone approved of the cor ference
report on the bill to establish a I ational
park at Chickamauga; passed the McKay
bill S3 to tl5 and adopted some unim
portant resolutions. The anti-lottery bill
was then taken tip under a resolution
from the committee on rules, providing
for calling the previous question, it 4:40
p.m. After debate the bill was passed.
A motion to reconsider the votet on the
McKay bill was entered by Hayes.
ABBREVIATED TtLtvitt AMti.
Brig. Gen. John W. Moore, surgeon gen
eral of the army, has been place Ion the
During a fight at a dance at Grand Rap
ids Sunday morning, John Di nmaa
stabbed Chris Richiing to death.
The Daily Independent, a mosnirg pa
per of Elgin, Ills., suspended publication
Saturday after running two atonths
Part of the Dunnell print works at Paw
nticket, R. I., were burned Satnrday
throwing 000 men out of work. Loss,
The prospects are said to be go d for
Mayor Peck, of Milwaukee, to bo the
Democratic candidate for governor of
Wisconsin this fall.
Phelps Pcrrins, late cashier of tho Iron
Exchange bank, of Hurley, Wis., wai sen
tenced Saturday to five years in state's
prison for robbing the bank.
The Louisville, New Orleans and Texas
railway Saturday filed mortgage at
Natchez, Miss., in favor of trust compa
nies of New York in the sum of over $45,
000,000. Mrs. Boynton and Mrs. Frank Taylor
and her infant son were instantly Killed
by a train on the Rome, Watertown and
Ogdensburg railway Saturday, whihi try
ing to cross ahead of the train.
A Christianized Chinaman was arrted
Satnrday at San Francisco for man ifao
turing telephones and selling them, thns
interfering with the Bell monopoly. He
claims that be was ignorant of the lav.
Palmer, who killed Constable Bop p, at
Lawrenceville, Ills., last spring, was found
guilty of manslaughter Saturday, and
sent to the penitentiary for twenty years.
Bopp was trying to arrest Palmer vhen
he was killed.
It took SSI ballots and two meeting" for
the Republicans of the Twentieth Ohio
district to nominate V. A. Taylor for con
gress, which was accomplished Saturday
after adopting a sort of Australian system
of secret voting.
The negro Republicans of North Caro
liuo will bold a convention at Raleigh on
the 26th instant, to give expression to tha
feeling among them that the party !oea
not sufficiently "recognize" them in n im
iiiations to office.
Two thousand dollars' worth of dla
monds belonging to a resident of Pitts
burg were stolen some time ago. Satur
day they were received by mail by a de ac
tive at work on the case, who had arrested
one Cora Hamilton, but she was dis
charged, nothing having been found on
The fight in the Order of Elks, wh ch
resulted in the expulsion of the New York
lodge, has further resulted in the organ
ization of a new society at Now
York Saturday which will admit no one
but members of the theatrical profession
a principle which was supposed to bo a
cardinal one with the old order, but which
was set aside owing to the admission of
mixed lodges until they were stroag
enough to control the grand lodge.
Poor Crop Prospects In South Dakota.
HCKON, S. D., Aug. 18. The weekly
weather crop bulletin just issued from
the United States signal office here says
the drought of the past week continue su a
relieved except in a portion of the Bla k
hills country and a few other localtie.
Injury to late crops has become serious in
most sections and many points report that
corn, flax, millet and potatoes are tto
badly injured to be benefitted by rain i,
Reports show that for South Dakota the
averages will be about as follows: Wheat,
10 bushels; oats, SO to SO; flax, 5.
British Diplomats Rewarded.
London, Aug. 18. In recognition of dis
tinguished services In connection with re
cent colonial complications with the 'Por
tuguese government, Mr. Johnston, Brit
ish coobuI at Mozambique, has been cre
ated a companion of tne Order of tht
Bath, and for similar services Mr. Bu
chanan, acting British consul at tha aanw.
place, has been made a companion of the
uraer or est Aucnaei ana 1st. lieorga.
VERY: WELL DONE.
Train Robbers Who Could Plan
THEY 8000P A PKIZB OF $90,000
And Get Safely Oft with Tits Ill-Gotten
Swag An Engineer Who Will Probably
Pay Attention to Mysterious Passengers
Hereafter The Rascally Feats of the
James Hoys About Equalled In Skill
and Nerve of Achievement.
Kansas City, Mo., Ang. 18. The safe of
the Pacific Express company was robbed
of $90,000 (so the report says) by train rob
bers on the Missouri Pacific railroad yes
terday morning The train, which was
the Kansas City limited express No. 3, left
Tipton, Mo , at about S a. m. ' Two mys
terious figures were seen by the engineer
lurking around the forward end of the
train, but no particular attention was paid
to tliem. Just after leaving Tipton the
fireman turned toward the tender to fire
up the engine, and looked squarely into
muzzles of two revolvers in the Lands of
two masked men who were lying on their
faces on top of the coal.
Managed the Thins; Very Well.
One of the bandits covered the fireman
with. 'his revolver, while the other took
care of the engineer. They were told to
hold up their hands, and the engineer or
dered to run the train to the Otter
ville water tank in "Robbers'
Cut," just east of Otterville. When
"Robbers' Cut" was reached the en
gineer was commanded to go to the ex
press car and tell the messenger to open
the door. He did so, under the threat of
death if he failed. When he reached
the express car he found the two robbers
had five confederates stationed et conven
ient places about the car, all heavily
armed and their faced concealed behind
Cot Off with the Boodl e. '
He walked to the door of th e express
car and called to the express messenger,
Sam Avery, to open the door. Avery, sus
pecting no danger, puithed back the door.
As he iid so, the leader of the robbers and
one confederate pushed their revolvers in
and ordered the messenger to hold up his
hands. The order was promptly obeyed
and three of the robbers jumped into the
car. Avery was commanded to open the
safe at the point of a revolver and did so.
One of the robbers unfolded a sack and in
it were placet! the entire contents of the
safe. The robbers then made their escape
without attempting to molest the passen
gers. Started on the Trail.
The engineer pulled the train into Ot
terville, a half-mile distant, where a part
of the crew were left to arouse the sheriff
and organize a pos.se to pursue the rob
bers. The news of the robbery was also
telegraphed to the headquarters at St.
Louis and all the available detective force
of the road was sent to "Robbers' Cut."
The sheriff's posse and the detectives are
now scouring the country for the robbers.
The exact amount of money and valua
bles stolen cannot be learned, but it is
understood the money in the safe aggre
gated about $75,000, mostly in paper
money and that the other valuable prop
erty amounted to about (15,0(0. The rob
bers are unknown.
Says the Loss Was Less Than 030,000.
SEDAL1A. Mo., Aug. 18. Information
was received last evening of the arrest of
a suspect at Madison Station, on the Mis
souri, Kansas and Texas, ninety miles
from the cene of the robbery. Superin
tendent Fuller, of the Pacific Express
company, telegraphed from St. Loniti last
night that the Iom was considerable leas
than 10,000, but he declined to give fig
ures. A COLORED EDITOR'S PERIL.
Threatened with Assasoination Because
He Published a Sensation.
New York, Aug. la The Sun publishes
a special from Birmingham, Ala, which
says: An attempt was made Friday to
assassinate L. H. Harrison, a negro, who
is editor and publisher of The Citizen, a
weekly paper publisbe 1 in the interest of
his raca He was knocked on the head
with a piece of iron by a negro named
Sutton and badly injured. Three or four
negroes armed to the teeth were March
ing for Harrison Satnrday afternoon, and
he applied to the mayor and chief of
police for protection, which was given
him. Ten days ago a small gerniau was
given by colore! society people.
Why Harrison Is in Trouble.
In the next issue of his paper Harrison
stated that certain colored men took
women of doubtful character to the ball
and danced with them. For publishing
this he was threatened with bodily harm.
In last week's paper he followed up the
article with the ' names of the
men and women, and denounced
them in severe terms, at the
seme time mentioning the threats, and an
nouncing that he was prepared to defend
himself. Several colored men, it is said,
have sworn to kill him on sight, and
bloodshed is expected before the matter
The Kaiser Welcomed by the Csar.
Narva, Aug. 18. The German emperor
arrived here from Reval at 8 o'clock last
evening and was met at the railway sta
tion by the czar who was attired in a
German military uniform. The two mon
archs were immediately taken to the villa
set apart for their conference. The route
from the station was closely guarded by
troops. Later in the evening the imperial
party proceeded to St. Petersburg, where
they were warmly received by the popu
One Less Dastard, at Least.
Lawrence, Mass., Aug. 18. Edward
Worsjrick, a worthless character, Satur
ter, - night shot and fatally wound
ed his wife, , and then killed him
self. He had been on a protracted spree,
and Saturday evening his wife, who is an
industrious woman, left him because of
his brutal abuse. He met her later on
the street with a female companion, with
the above result. He also shot at his
wife's companion, but the bullet went
More Silver Than They Want.
ST. IiOUlS, Mo., Aug. la The banks of
Kansas City and a few other Missouri
points are overwhelmed ''with silver coin
and are trying to reduce it by shipping it
to the St. Iuia sub-treasury and getting
silver notes instead. Forty -five thousand
dollars came in Friday morning. The
banks have to pay the express charges
both ways on the money, which amounts
to about fl per $1,000.
Trotting Races at Chicago.
Chicago, Aug. 18. With fine weather a
grand carnival of trotting sport is prom
ised at Washington park this week. The
meeting opens this afternoon, and will
continue six days. On Wednesday Palo
Alto and Jack will trot for $5,000, and on
Saturday Suuol will attempt to beat the
world's record of 2:08, held by Maud a
They Hunt the Frisky Torpedo.
Washington Crrr, Aug. 18 Assistant
Secre ary Spaulding has instructed the
collector of customs at New York to ad
mit at that port, without examination, a
package containing stx Holmes-Whitehead
torpedo-finders, to be delivered to
the Hotchkiss Ordnance oompany, of
Providence, R. L
Had Its Labor for Nothing.
Dayton, O., Aug. 18. Saturday night
seventy-five workmen in the employ of
the Pennsylvania company laid a railroad
track along and across Linden avenue, in
one place occupying, nearly the entire
street. Yesterday the city commissioners
euiDloved a force of men who tnn nn th
Twice Bitten by Venomous Cop
k SHARK IN BALTIMORE HARBOR.
Bathers Caught In a Pretty Fredlcument
Something of an Eel-Skin A Granger
Bnrles His Wife at Night and Refuses
to Say Where Very Hnlhattonlan
Story from the Nutmeg State Thrilling
Experience with an Electric Phenona-
Gauok, O., Aug. 18. Mrs. Mary Root,
of Malmsbury, the day before the Fourth
of July was bitten on her forehead by a
copperhead snake while she was putting
pie on the swing shelf in her cellar, the
make having climbed to the shelf in some
way and lying there coiled. The poison
of the snake affected Mrs. Root so ser
'.ously that for several days she was not
sx pec ted to live, being most of the time
lelirious. The venom finally succumbed
x treatment, and Mrs. Root gradually re
covered, being able to get out of tha house
for the first time last week.
Tbey Seem to Pursue Her.
Friday she went into the yard to hang
up clothes. She hail her clothes-pins in a
muslin bag. She laid the bag on the
ground until she was ready to use it.
When she t hrust her hand into the bag to
take out some clothes-pins her middle
finger was seized by something, aud in
stantly a shock of excruciating pain
flashed from her finger to her shoulder.
She quickly drew her linger from the bag
and dropped the bag on the ground. The
instant the bag struck the ground a cop
perhead snake ran out of it and hurried
away in the grass.
Frightful Effect of the Second Bite.
Mrs. Root's cries brought aid to her, but
the became blind and delirious tiefore she
rould be taken to the house. She is now
lying in a precarious state, and Dr. Ball
doubts if she will survive this second
injection of copperhead venom into her
system while it was still affected by the
first charge. The copperhead and its
mate were found in the high grass and
both were killed.
AN INQUISITIVE SHARK.
He Takes a Crnlse In a Bathing Place at
Baltimore, Aug. 18 The small boys
who every day take a bath in the neigh
borhood of the Broadway ferry at Ixcint
Point and in fact anywhere in the harbor
will certainly desist for a few days when
they learn that a shark made his appear
ance Saturday afternoon abreast of the
ferry slip and at once began to acquaint
himself with the neighborhood and its
ways. The first persons to see the man
eater were Capt. James B. Boone and
Lawrence McHugh. They observed the
monster off the Locust Point elevators
and plainly discerned his he ail, fins and
tail. He appeared to tie about twelve feet
long and was heading directly for the slip
in which lay the schooner William A.
Stampeded the Bathers.
There were a number of boys in swim
ming there at the time, and a yell from
Mr. McHugh caused them to ncamper out
of the water in short order. Some of the
boys when they got ashore ran naked, and
never stopped until they reached their
homes Beveral sq nares away. Policemen
chased them and threatened to get c4t
warrants on the charge of indecent ex
posure. Other bathers hid themselves in
the coal bins that lined the various
wharves, where they remained for hours.
A huge eelskin filled with six bushels of
grain, which hung over the side of one of
the piers, was gobbled up by the shark,
after which he disappeared in the direc
tion of Wilson's coal pier.
BURIED HIS WIFE IN SECRET.
Peculiar Conduct of an El.'er'y New Jer
New York, Aug. la FrederU-k L Dun
bar, a farmer 61 years old, is under arrest
at Newark, N. J., for secretly burying his
wife. The old man confessed Saturday
that he buried his wife ou the farm late
one night, but said that he would die be
fore he would show anybody where the
grave was. He persisted in saying that
she died a natural death, and it ia gen
erally believed that she did. Her condi
tion of health fully warranted such an as
sumption. His nephew, Mr. Crockett,
said Saturday that the old man was
very close in money matters. The old
man told him that be had carried the
body out dressed in a shroud which Mrs.
Crockett gave him for the purpose months
ago, and had buried her with his own
bands. Search was continued all day
yesterday lor the body, but it could not
A WOODEN NUTMEG, SURE.
Two Remarkable Stories Told In Con
necticut. Hartford, Conn., Aug. IS A singular
misfortune befell Mrs. Luther Robbins, of
Southington, one night recently. She
went to bed in normal health and in the
morning was totally blind. A still more
inexplicable incident happened in the case
of an Oxford young lady. She went to
bed with aching teeth, and her intention
was that a dentist should extricate them
on the following day. She had a fright
ful night, and in the morning was aston
ished to find that fifteen of her teeth had
been extracted while she slept, and were
scattered about the pillow and other parts
of her couch.
Paralysed by a Fire Hall.
WiLLtMAXTic, Conn., Aug. ia A strange
fire ball, blue and white, fell out of a
b lack cloud t the village of Brooklyn,
Windham county, in a terrific thunder
storm, a day or two ago. It seemed to
come straight down from the sky. and hit
the carriage in which Mr. and Mrs. Sper
ry and their children were driving. All
were hurled out of the vehicle. Mr.
Sperry was badly burned about the legs
and arms, and his wire and two children
were paralyzed. It is feared they may not
recover the use of their linilw. Neither
carriage nor horse was much injured.
Feat of a Qaonochonlaug Maiden.
New London, Conn., Aug. ia A sharK
came to grief yesterday at the hands of
Annie Babcock, a Q uouochontaug maid.
The beast became foolhardy and on the
srest of a mighty surf billow came way up
the strand where Annie was strolling, aud
Was clubbed to death by her.
Newman's Sermons To Be Printed.
London, Aug. 18. It transpires that for
several years the sermons of Cardinal
Newman were reported verbatim without
the knowledge of the cardinal. The re
ports have been oarefully preservedamnd it
is intended to publish them as soon aa
Some years ago we were very much
cubject to severe spells of cholera morbus;
and now when we feel any of the symp
toma that usually proceed that ailment,
such aa aickness at the stomach, diar
rhea, etc., we become scary. We have
found Chamberlain's Remedy the very
thing to straighten one out in such cases,
and always keep it about. It ia 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 Deer
eux 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 bim all
right. We are not writing this for a pay
testimonial but to let our readers know
what is a good thing to keep in the
bouse. Troy, (Kan.) Chief.
For sals by Harts & Bahnsen.
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
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1ATIONAL GAME AFFAIRS.
Som Kumnrs and Fart Concerning- Ilia
Haw Hall Klpert.
Cilt:.(10, An. 18. Xue bae ball sched
ules were played during last wetk with
nothing nensaticnal except a report ul art
ful Saturday to the effect that the Ameri
can association in to le absorbed by the
Brotherhood. The Sporting Times had
this "exclusive" information, but the base
ball men said they knew nothing about
it, though it miiiht be true, as anything
night iu tU present base ball situation.
Buck Ewing took the trouble to deny that
he was going to go back ou the Brother
hood, and seemed very much hurt that
uch a report shouU have been started.
Gone Inlo Innocuous leuet ndft,
One aggregation petered out during the
week the Inter-State league because
Kvansrille refused to agree to a new
schedule, by which it wan to play six
straight games at Burlington, and the
Des Moines franchise, ot the Western
league, has been bought by Lincoln, Xeb ,
parties, and the schedule will be played
out by the new owners. The attendance
during the week as between the League
and Brotherhood was in favor of the lat
ter from l.OOJ to 1,500 nearly every day,
and on Saturday the excesr, was about
How the Aggregation Stand.
Rrntfc'hood won. lost
Iiesrae won. lost, p.e
Hiwtun .VI 37
.4 l .leipTeUri.l..
. J. I J
won. lost, p el Western
) SI ..UiMlllnti
rnn. lost ti.a
M S3 jKil
Scores nn Ik.
Following are the scores made Sat unlay
and yesterday: League: At Boston Bos
ton 14, New YorkC; batteries Gelfin and
llardie, Kusie and Buckley. At Cincin
natiCincinnati 11, Cleveland 0; batteries
Kbines and Harrington, Young and
Eirnmer. At Brooklyn Brooklyn 8, Phil
idelphia 10; batteries Carruthers and
Clark. Gle.wson and C ements. At Chicago
-Chictgo 19, Pittsburg 5; batteries
Hutchinson and Kittridge, Phillip and
lirothcrhood: At Philadelphia-Philadelphia
L Brooklyn 4; batteries Sanders
ml Miltifcun. W'eyhing aud Murphy. At
Buffalo Buffalo 5, Chicago 0; batteries
Cunningham and Mack, Hartson and
Boyle. .At New York New York 15, Boa
ton lfl; batteries-Keefts Crane, Hatfield
and Ewing, and Uutnbert, Daly. Kelly
ana SwetU At Pittsburg Pittsburg 9,
Cleveland 4; batteries Staley aud Quinn,
Gruber and Sutcliffe.
Western: (Saturday) At Minneapolis
Milwaukee 0, Minneapolis 4; at Kansas
City Sioux City 5. Kansas City 5 dark
ness. (Sunday) At IVnver Omaha 13,
Ilenver5; at Kansas C.ty Sioux City 2,
Kansas City 8; at Milwaukee-Minneapolis
0, Milwaukee 2.
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