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THE IIQCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, AUG., 19, 1890.
Published Dally and Weekly at 134 Second Ave
nue, Rock Itland, III.
J. W. POTTER, "
TR.-Dmily. 60c per month; Weekly, I3.W
AU eommanleationn of a critical or arenraema
tlve character, political or religious, man have
real name attached for publication No such arti
ttclea will be printed OTer Betitiona signatures.
Anonymoos communication not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from erery township
In Hark. Island eoanty.
Tuesday, August 19. 1890.
Tot Cnlted States Senator Joh X. Finn.
For Stata Tieanrer Edward 8. Wilson.
ForSupt-of Public Instruction Hbicrt Kaab.
L Diversity, J ....Richbd D. Huwui.
For Congress Ban T. Cabli
For Slate Benator... H H Himmah
rot Conntr Jndjre
ForCoonty Clerk... Cbabxss Cmi'ti
ForSherid C D. Oonr.nn
For Treasurer Go. B. Baowjran
For County Supt. of Schaola.Cuta. B Mahdhaul
Tascott Lm been caught again. This
time at Richfield. Utah. The present
prisoner, as usual, answers the descrip
tion of Schnell's murderer, including the
stars on both elbows and the right knee.
An engineer on the Illinois Central bt
carne suddenly innane the other day while
out on the road. lie threw his bat and
coat into the fi-e-bos and attempted to
throw the fireman from the engine be
cause the latter tried to restrain him.
The cause of his derangement is at
tributed to overwork.
Bismarck said to a London correspon
dent; "My normal weight now is 185
pounds. I am weighed once every day
by my doctor's orders, and any excess of
that figure I am at once set to work to
get rid of by exercise and special rei;i
men. I ride a good deal as well as walk.
Cigar smoking 1 have given up altogeth
er." The anti-lottery league of Louisiana
have issued a s'irring address to the peo
pie of the United States, in which they
set forth the history of the malodorous
monopoly that tbey are trying to destroy,
and appeal for such assistance as can be
rendered by the election of rnen.bers of
congress who will pledge themselves to
vote for legislation that will make the
existence of state lotteries impossible.
This despairing cry, coming from a peo
pie who have always opposed federal in
terference in state affairs, shows in a
striking manner how powerful and dan
gerous the lottery sharks have grown.
It will no doubt meet with a sympathetic
response from all over the country.
A Cliktok, Iowa, paper gives a comi
cal case of mind cure. A man's wife be
came sick and bid fair to continue an in
valid, and was as helpless as could be.
The faith cure physician was a smooth,
polite individual, who was as polite as a
French dancing master and very atten
tive. But the husband was an ingenious
individual, and prepared to testier. lie
took their servant into his confidence and
by a prearranged plan the two met in the
invalid's bed-chamber. As they passed,
the man reached out, and, embracing the
girl, planted a fervent kis.4 on her cheek.
The wife's lost powers returned to her at
once and she jumped out of bed and
drove the girl from the bouse. She now
does all the housework herself with ease
The last seen of the physician he was dis
puting with a bnndle bull dog fnr the
possession of the bosom of a pair of stven
DEATH OF JUDGE BECKWITH.
An Ex-J notice of Hie Illinois Aiijircme
Court raHes Away.
Chicago, Auk. 1!. At. Lis hnni, in
Hiniwiale, a fiilmrli of this city, Jmlue
Corydou Ifcrkwith xinl parly yester
day morning. His death had Wn ex
pected for some ttm, as the ili--it-w with
which he whs HlllKt.il, cirrhosis of the
liver, hurl lxi-n pronominal by his physi
cians as necessarily Intnl. Judi- tU-ck-witb
hail reached to within three years of
the allot fe'l span, ami his left his mark
upon this city, where for thirty-seven
years he prar-tired his irofcssiiii, ilurinu
which time he wns elevated to the sil
prune bench of the slaie.
C'oryilon llwk with horn in ';ile lonla
onnty, Verini.nl, on July -H, H 3. aiul ao-
q'lln '1 h nnliiiHnl:irv ediH Htiiin in the otn
liion sehmils, nflemiinl l'ir'iii.i; a h. lenlitie
and clisHif-Hl ronr-- ui Prnt-i.irive. It. I., ami
rent hum, M.-n. Tin: rm'iirxl tninl of hie
trout; and viiionm mind ws to the law,
and, K'diiK up to t. AltM.n-i.-ii hi- niiive suite.
he studit-d for I hree y ni, Hii'l at the aK' of
i was admitted to jji-h.-i .-. Afti.-r two years
hen moved to Krederii-k City, M-l.. and was
admitted to the lr of thnt BtBte. He re
mained In the sotith l.ut a yer, and In 14T
returned to St. Allmiis. nnd formed a partner
ship with tr.xl. ri. k A. Si-hh-y, a :Ltitit;uished
lawyer. With him he n-uiaiiied until ItVi, in
the spring of which year he r. -.lined to C1.1-
International Tariff Itrfurm.
Lo.voox, Aiitf. In addition to the
p..-ace ami arbitration conference which is
to be held in the spring in Home, art In
ternational tariff reform conference will
likewise be held. A provisional commit
tee baa been appointed and is now making
arrangements (or start ing the movement
under the most favorable auspices. The
committee is aeudiu-r out communications
to memhera of the 1 liferent, parliament
of the world in the hope of securing a
They All I'nmtcniu the Ministry.
London, Aug. VJ The prorogation of
parliament has opened the flood gates of
comment on the doings of the legislative
branch of her majesty's government dur
lug the pes ion. N':n one of the Conserva
tive papers now reviews the session to the
credit of the ministry, but rather all unite
la condemning its course, nnd deploring
the results of the session.
A Tostal Cant Heats Train.
London, Aug. 19. Mr. Heaton, a mem
ber of the house of commons, has received
back two postal cards by him sent around
the world, one having been aent eastward
and the other westward. The former
made the journey in fifty-three days and
the latter in sixty-eight days.
Cold Water in a Hot Holler.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 1.-The bursting
of a boiler in the gas works last evening
caused the death of two men William
Deunen and Lum Muggard. Pouring
told water into the nearly empty boiler is
the supposed cause of the explosion.
. HaU a Thousand People Idle.
Scbanton, 1., Aug. 19.-The Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western company's
central breaker was burned last evening
Loss, 1100,000. Abont 500 men and boy
are thrown out of employment.
Only one wolf has ever gone around in
a sheep's skin, but many a sheep has
traveled for miles and miles in a welf 'a
SHORT AND SHARP.
Is Webb's Reply to a Letter
IT AMOTJHTS TO A BOLD DEFIANCE.
The Challenge Likely To He Accented and
a Oeacral Htrlke Ordered Arblt rat loa
Flatly Ueelined, bat War on the
Knights of Labor Disclaimed Signifi
cant Meeting of Railway Brotherhood
Officials Portentona Cipher Telegram
Kant to Boaton The Freight Hlockada
at Buffalo Very Complete.
Ntw Yf-l, Aug. 19. The proposed
interview between Vice President Webb,
of the New York Central, and General
Master Workman Powderly did not take
place yesterday. Instead the K. of L. ex
ecutive board held a meeting and formu
lated a communication to Webb, which
was delivered to him by a committee from
the executive board, consisting of J. J.
JFIollaud and A. W. Wright, with a request
that he read it carefully and let the board
know what he thought of it as soon as pos
sible. Webb promised to hare his reply
ready by 1 p m.. and the committee took
leave of him. The K. of L. board meet
ing took place Sunday, and Powderly left
for Buffalo Sunday night.
The Preliminary Correspondeneo.
It was a mooted question yesterday
whether the correspondence would be
made public before to-day, but that was
settled last night when Webb gave in out
for publication. In the statement issued
Webb says that on Saturday last Pow
derly wrote him stating that he expected
by Monday to have completed bis in
quiry into the causes of the strike, and
he would be glad if an interview could be
arrange! for Monday morning between
10 and 13 o'clock. He desired to discuss
the question of arbitration of the differ
ences lietween the company and its
knight employes, who were discharged
prior to Aug. H. Webb replied, agreeing
to the interview, but suggesting that as
the reports of interviews already had be
tween himself and Holland, Hayes and
Donovan on the same subject had been
greatly misrepresented, it would be for
the interest of all concerned if the matter
which Powderly wished to present wera
put iu writing.
A treneral Strike Coining.
The Sun this morning says that there
suit of the deliberations at Buffalo has
not been publicly announced, "but two
members of the conference are authority
for the statement that a general strike
will be ordered to-day on all the roads in
which the Vanderbilts own a controlling
interest. These lines are the New York
Central, the West Shore, the Lake Shore,
rfie Michigan Central, the Canada South
ern, and the Chicago and Northwestern.'
The Central AVI 11 Fight.
Yh-e President Webb said to a reporter
last night after giving out the letters: "I
don't know that I can add much to what
I have written. We are in this fight to
stay. We will not arbitrate. We will
fight. Some of our men have been dis
charged for cause, and we will neither
take them back nor submit to arbitration
our reasons for discharging them. They
were not discharged because they were
knights. That we have stated again and
again. We feel that we have the support
of all right-minded men in our course."
Kemarks by Mr. Wright.
Wright and Holland, of the executive
board, were unaware of the nature of
Webb's reply to Powderly's letter until told
late last evening by the reporters. They
were unwilling to dLscuss it, and said that
nothing could be done in the matter until
Powderly retnrned. Wright said: ."I ex
pect the chief and the supreme council of
the federation at 11:30 tomorrow morn
ing. As soon as they arrive tbey will go
into session and will probably confer with
the general executive board of the knights.
I have no doubt that they will take prompt
Conld Tie It l'p for a Tear.
When aked if there was any possibil
ity of the supreme council ordering a gen
eral strike, he said: "I cannot say what
will be (lone. Should thev tate thnt
action I thin k that we conld keep the road
tiea up ior a year or so.
POWDERLY STATES THE CASE.
The Master Workman Aaka Webb to De
clare His Position.
On Sunday Powderly wrote Webb that
he was called from the city and was there
fore obliged to commit to paper what he
would rather discuss personally. He was
informed that old and faithful employes
had been summarily dismissed because
they were members of aud active in
the Knights of Labor; that up to the time
of their discharge they were faithful em
ployes, with good records. The frequency
of the dismissals left little room for doubt
in the minds of the men that they were all
in danger of discharge at a moment's no
tice; aud heuce the strike. "The whole
question hinges upon the discharge of
Knights of Labor because they are such.
If it can be shown that these men were
working injury to their employers, right
minded men will say they are treated as
Is It War Against the Knights?
"If they were discharged for cause, the
company has everything to gain and noth
ing to lose from an investigation. If they
deserved dismissal from the service, none
of us will ask for their reinstatement. If,
however, they were displaced because of
tbeir connection with the Knighta of La
bor, it should be known, for if it is to be
the policy of the company that no mem
bers of the Knights of Labor are to be em
ployed, then a statement to that effect
will clear Tip all doubts, and there can be
no future misunderstandings. There will
be nothing then to arbitrate, so long as
you hold that opinion."
A Community of Interest.
Powderly then saya that the struggle
involves the whole question of the rights
of men to organize for self-protection and
that it is not the policy of the knights to
trilce hastily, and then proceeds: "The
interests of the public require that freight
and passenger traffic should work smooth
ly, the interests of the company require
exactly the same thing and in addition
that such traffic prove remunerative; the
interests of the working people are the
tame as the others, but their right to or
ganize and select the organization they
wish to belong to is fully as dear to them
as their pecuniary interests can possibly
be, aud that organization surely has
right to question why any of its members
A Proposal to Arbitrate.
"Whether they struck wisely in this
saae is yet to be determined. W ho is to
latermine? You may feel that you are
Kght, the men may feel that tbey are
right; loth are partisans, and if an im
partial verdict is to be reached, impar
tial men must arrive at it by hearing both
sides, and then judging. The men are
willing to submit the case to such arbi
tration, and will not be unreasonable
ill you consent to do the earner I will
return to the city as soon as I can meet
my enggaementa, and if you will kindly
address me at the St. Cloud hotel it will be
carefully attended to, and placed before
me on my return."
Tlee President Webb's Reply.
Webb in his reply says: "I have
to say that no one of the per
sons discharged from the service of this
company prior to Aug. 8 and refered to In
your communication, was discharged be
cause he was a member of your order.
The immediate superiors of each of said
persons reported to the suDerintendent
good cause for the discharge, and the
superintendent investigated each case.
The management also investigated them,
and the action of the superintendent was
approved. The management does not
.i i. . . ...
ueeui it consistent witn its continuance I
and prosperity in business, and with the
umuuarge oine outies K owes to the rteo-
pte, to submit the propriety jf its action
in the discbarge of any of its employee to
arbitration. I have read your communi
cation with care, and I think the forego
ing answers the points presented by you
and defines' the position of thii company."'
ALONG THE STRIKE LINES.
A Gathering That May Mean Good Deal
for the Railwaya.
Bcttaxo, N. Y., Ang. 19. A meeting
took place here yesterday of railway union
magnates that is ominous' of farther
trnble for the roads. It was invened by
Master Workman Powderly, or rather
upon his invitation, and was in the na
ture of a conference. Those invited said
tbey did not know what was intended by
Powderly; that he bad ask d them to
come and they came. The leaders taking
part therein were T. V. Powd.irly, grand
master workman of the Knigh sof Labor;
F. P. Sargent, of Terre Haute, grand mas
ter of the Locomotive Firemen and presi
dent of the supreme council cf Railroad
Employes; G. W. Hart, of Te re Haute,
grand master of the Iirotherho vl of Kail
road Conductors; S. El Wilkinson, of
Galesburg, Ills., grand master of the
Brotherhood of Railroad Tra mnen, and
Frauk Sweenny, grand master of the
Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association of
North America. The proceeding were
secret and the members of the conference
would say nothing as to itspiobable re
sult. Big Blockade of Freig'i.
The freight yards here are fii 11 of cars
so full that until they are sent nway there
is no room for any more. The company
has a new force of men, which the yard
masters say will work if the strikers will
let them. Freight agents were in despair
because tbeir freight is not for arded.and
altogether the situation could not have
been worse. Much of the freight in the
yards is perishable, such as dressed beef,
and in spite of fresh supplies of ice, it is
betnnning to smell to heaven.
Powderly left for New York 1 1st night,
and Sweeney followed him. Very little
freight was moved in the yardstturing the
An Ominoua Cipher Telegram.
Boston, Aug. 1ft Mr. le, represen--ing
the K. of L., yesterday sent from Buf
falo the following cipher dispatch to the
New England Protective Railv.-ay union
in this city: "Whatsoever, wbatejrer or
more. Be in readiness." President R. B.
Turnbnll, of the New England union, says
that the dispatch calls upon the men here
to be prepared for an emergency. He
says there is a possibility of a general
strike. The men here would iiot strike
from sympathy, but if sncb a move would
benefit the New York strikers tbey would
go out. The roads to be affected would be
the Fitchburg and Boston, and Albany.
Getting Ready for Troubloua Timee.
Danville, Ills., Aug. 19. The Chicago
aud Eastern Illinois and the Ohio and In
diana coal railroads are laying in foil sup
plies and making other arrange nents for
a strike of their engineers, fireneh, and
trainmen, which is likely to c-'cnr this
week. The men want higher ages and
more extra time on the run between Dan
ville and Chicago. They will hare a final
audience with President Porter in Chi
cago neat Friday,
Poor Success at Getting New Men.
IsniASAPOLlS, Aug. 19. All the rail
roads here refused to take p-risbable
freight yesterday for the New York Cen
tral. An employe of the Central Is here
employing brakemen and switclimen to
go east. He has just come from Chicago
and says he hired men there. He is
offering big inducements, but only secured
six men here yesterday.
Sitnation at Albany.
Albany, N. Y., Aug. 19. The blockade
continues. The green hands nifcke very
slow work of handling cars. The ill
feeling over the action of the P, nkerton
men continues, but no trouble was had
yesterday, only one assanlt being made
upon a Pinkerton man. ffe ' hit in
the face with a brick, and lis nose
Cannot Ship Trough This Com try.
Montreal, Aug. 19 The D-uninion
Cartridge company, whose headt uarters
are in this city, recently applied, through
its New York agents, to Washington
City for a permit to ship goods in bond
to Mexico. The department has replied,
refusing to grant the permit, on the
ground that it was not disposed to ex
tend the bonding privileges for Canadian
goods that they were offering to other
countries. It is rumored that this action
of the American authorities foreshadows
a general action against Canadian liond
ing privileges, and there is great lnea-ti-ness
in railway circles.
Gen. Sherman spent Friday with ex
Secretary of War Eudicott, at jalem,
Three hundred cigarraakers struck work
at Philadelphia Monday for an increase
af 1 per l,0m.
Miss Alsbaugb, a pretty whit jcirl of
Upper Sandusky, O., has eloped with a
netrro who was a hotel cook.
Walter R. Nunnelee, a young journalist
of Montgomery, Ala., is a maniac owing
to excessive cigarette smoking.
President Harrison will spend hit 57th
birthday, which occurs to-uinrrovr,
at Cape May with bis family.
Four tramps entered a refrigeraior car
at Chicago and rode therein to New York,
arriving at the latter place in almost a
The American Federation of German
War Veterans at Davenport, la., Mnnday
sent $U5 to Berlin to help build a monu
ment to Kaiser Wilhelm.
George Shaw and John Davis were killed
by lightuing at Senecaville, O., Sunday
evening. They, with two other persons,
were standing in a church door.
Rev. George C. Lorimer, pastor of the
Immanuel baptist church in Chicagt, has
been compelled to resign his pasi orate
owing to serious brain trouble.
David Lane, of Yandalia, was Killed
Sunday by a Michigan Central train near
Cassopolis, Mich. He was the fourth man
to be killed at the same spot within a short
George Mills, one of Missouri's beet
known newspaper men, was accidet tally
killed by a fall at Excelsior Springs, Mo.,
Sunday. Mr. Mills fell from a porti x of
Twenty-three Italian immigrants ate de
tained at the New York barge office, lend
ing an investigation of charges that they
were brought over in violation of tho for
eign labor law.
It is said that the rumor that the Chi
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul has pur
chased the Milwaukee and Northern has
been confirmed by Charles Ray, a Mil
Davis Dal ton, an American, finished his
task Monday began Sunday of swim
ming the English channel, from Griinec
toFolkstoue. His time was twenty-three
and a half hours.
A Democratic county convention at
Nashville, Ills., adopted resolutions in
dorsing Blaine and Plumb on their v ewa
as to the McKinley bill and Quay on hie
"opposition to the 'force' bilL"
Homer Mills, a burglar, who was bring
taken to Fort Dodge, la., for trial, he nd
cuffed as he was, jumped from the t-ain
when it was going at full speed nearKirk
ville. Ma, Sunday night, and escaped.
Edward Hake, son of a prosperous SL
Louis man the latter baring incited his
son to bring suit for divorce from his
wife when asked by his wife about the
matter protested his love for her, aaid be
would rather die than be separated, ttien
Went out, and procured a revolver, t nd
coming back killed both his wife tnd
Kl e. uy a Large Majority.
MONTGoMEltr, Ala., Aug. 19. Jones,
Democrat, is elected governor by a vory
large majority over Long, Republican. :
FACTS IN FIGURES.
IV Batch of Statistics About
EKOKMOTJS BUSDTESS FOB A TEAS.
Bis Difference Betwaea the Hamlwr of
Men Employed oa Oar Owa and En
glish Railways Also Between the Cas
ualty Records Fearful Slaughter of
Trainmen Some Bnalneaa Done la Con
areaa Why Members of the House Re
joiced That Enloe Was I1L
Washington City, Aug. ii. The statis
tician of the inter-state commerce com
mission, Mr. Henry C. Adams, baa just
completed his second annual report to the
commission. This report shows that the
railway property of the United States is
controlled by 1,730 organizations. The
number of men employed is 704,743, show
ing that men are employed for every
100 miles of line. In England there are
1,743 men for every 100 miles of line. Each
American engineer has carried what is
equivalent to 2,274,455 tons of freight one
mile, and 33, 3o2 passengers owe mile. The
total number of passengers carried by rail
in the United States was 473,171,345.
Aa to Brake Appliance.
The total number of tons of freight car
ried was 539,630, the average haul for
each ton of freight was 127.3'. miles, show
ing a ton mileage of 68,727,223,140. The ta
ble of equipment of railways shows 29,036
locomotives, of which 8,079 are passenger
and 15,140 are freight locomotives; 7,706
passenger locomotives and 8,743 freight lo
comotives are fitted with automatic train
brake. There are nl,119 cars used, "of
which 25,6tt5 are in the passenger service
and 854,031 in the freight service; 23,540
passenger cars and 66,513 freight ears are
fitted with automatic train brake.
The Figorea on Fatalities.
The statistics of accidents show that
daring the year covered by the report 310
passengers have been killed and 2,146 pas
sengers injured. This shows that one pas
senger has been killed in every 1,523,133
passengers carried, and one passenger in
jured in every 220,024 passengers carried.
The rate of mortality in England for the
year 1SSS is one passenger killed for every
6,!42,335 carried, and one passenger injured
for every 527,577 carried. This discrepan
cy may, perhaps, be explained by the fact
that the numlier of miles traveled per
ticket is in this country much greater
than in England, and also by the fact that
English railways are much better manned
than in this country.
Heavy Loa of Trainmen.
Of employes in the United States 1.972
have been killed, and 20,028 injured dur
ing the year. These figures show that one
death occurs for every 857 employes, and
one injury for every 85 employes. Or if a
similar statement be made for trainmen,
that is to say for engineers, firemen, con
ductors and other trainmen, one death
occurs for 117 employes, and oue injury
for every 12 employes.
Financial End of the Report.
The gross earnings for the year, exclu
sive of rental of tracks, yards, and termi
nals, are SrV4,816,129; and the operating
expenses, exclusive of rentals of tracks.
yards, and terminals, are tM4,7701. This
leaves net income from operations of t320,
106,42. After deductions are made for
fixed charges the final net income for all
the roads in the United States was $101,
8i,7;, or ft'iCl per mile of line. Out of
this sum dividends have been paid to the
amount of f2,U0.lM, which leaves sur
plus from operations of the year of $19,
278,538, or f 12 per mile of linei
The Bonded Indebtednea.
Another interesting table in this report
shows the amount of bonds which will fall
due in each of the years from 1889 to 1939
inclusive. The total amount of stocks is
K251.19ii.7I9. of which $847,740,399 are
owned by railway corporations. The total
amount of bonds is K27,527,8.t9. of which
$;!04.232,.VI2 are owned by railway corpora
tions. The report further shows that the
passenger earnings have increased from
3o.4t per cent, of total earnings in 18S8 to
31.10 per cenL in 1889; while freight earn
ines have decreased from 7.:15 per cent, in
li8 tor.K! per cent, in 18H9.
THE CONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY.
Some Business Manage to Get Through
In Both Cham here.
Washington- Citt, Aug. 19. Quay gave
notice in the senate yesterday of bis in
tention to ask the senate to adopt bis res
olution shelving the election bill until
next session. Hoar said 'let It go over,"
and Edmnuds preferred that should "go
tinder." It went over. The general defi
ciency bill was passed with an appropria
tion of l,23U.f.8 to pay the French spolia
tion claims, which Plumb opposed because
the original claimants were all dead or,
as he put it, tiecause attorneys and as
signees hold the claims. The original
claimants are all dead because congress
has been so long paying the debt Plumb
offered a resolution to prevent the sale
of tanglefoot in the CapitoL Edmunds
offered an amendment to the tariff bill
providing for free trade in sugar with
countries which give American products
a free market, and he gave notice of an
ot her amendment providing for retaliation
on countries which discriminate against
United Sfcates products as France does
with our hog. Debate on the tin-plate
section of the tariff bill occupied the bal
ance of the day.
The house passed bills granting leaves
of absence to per diem employes of the
customs service; authorizing a tunnel un
der the Detroit river at Detroit; providing
for a surveyor of customs at Lincoln,
Neb.; fixing the wages of printers, etc,
in the government printiug office at 50 cents
per hour for day and 60 for ntght work,
and 60 cents per l.Ouo ems for piece work.
The contested election case of Chalmers
vs. Morgan (Mississippi) was decided in
favor of Morgan, the Democrat. The bill
to reimburse P. S. Post, of Illinois, for
election contest expenses was defeated. A
vote on a bill having developed no
quoru m tlie house adjourned.
GLAD ENLOE WAS SICK.
Be la the Obstructionist Terror at Friday
Washington City, Aug. 19. "Enloe is
sick," "Enloe will not be pre-ent at to
night's session." These and other expres
sions of similar import were quietly circu
lated about the house last Friday. The
manifest satisfaction with which the an
nouncement was greeted needs a brief
word of explanation. Several months ago
the bouse refused to consider a measure
very dear to Enloe's hearL By way of re
taliation the gentleman from Tennessee
baa since attended the Friday night ses
sions, which are devoted exclusively to
private pension bills, and effectually
blocked the wheels of legislation by rais
ing the paint of no quorum.
Hto Way ot Getting; Evajn.
This practice may not indicate a high
order of statesmanship, but it is Enloe's
method of getting "even." and he annar-
ently derived great pleasure from it. Thia,
then, will account for the satisfaction
which the announcement of Enloe's illness
gave to a hundred or more representatives
directly interested in the private pension
Silver la Going- Up.
Washington Citt. Aug. 19. Of the
590,000 ounces- of silver bullion' offered
yesterday the tseasnry accepted 540,000
aa follows: Fifty thousands ounces at
$Llfl; 200,000 at IL18;. 40,000 at $1.18; 60,
000 at tL193i; 200,000 at tL 19. The price
ot silver quoted in London yesterday
54 pence is the highest point reached
Another Disaster at ML Athoa. -
Belgrade, Aug. 19. A fire occurred at
the Mount Athos monastery Sunday night,
which completely gutted several of the
buildings. Twelve monks were killed.
Theological Drivel Uttered by a
SOME VEST MYSTERIOUS THUGS
That a Disciple of the Boekford Rooster
rails to Kxplaia or Understand, but
Pins Bis Faith to I'ropBgatlon of a
Sinless Race and Bow It I To Be
Achieved A New Anannciatlon Al
leged. Minneapolis, Aug. 19. C. C Whitney,
the Minneapolis apostle of George J.
Schweinfurth, was seen yesterday, and
asked to explain the recent occurrence in
Schweinfnrth'a household in Roekford,
Ills., the child born to Mary Welden,
an unmarried discip!e of Schweinfurth's
new faith. In reply, Whitney said: "It
was conceived by the Holy Ghost, and
born without sin. Miss Weldon is one of
"But did the Holy Ghost act through
"That I am uot prepared to sty. The
ways of God are inscrutable, 'out what I
do say is we are not freelovers. We be
lieve that absolute chastity should be the
attribute of both sexes. We live perfectly
pure, chaste lives."
- The Privilege of the "Redeemed."
"But how about man and wife; don't
the members of your church who are mar
ried live together and raise children''
"No, they do noL Any married couple
bringing forth children would be consid
ered guilty of adulterv."
"But how about Mis Weldon"
"That is differenL She is one of the
redeemed, the sanctified,' as St. Paul put
it. None but the redeemed can bear chil
dren. The children are pure because they
are conceived by the Holy Ghost, just as
Jesus Christ was nearly 1,900 years ago."
Dead Certain About Mia Weldon.
"But how do you known Miss Weldon
is redeemed or sanctified t"
"Because the spirit has announced that
fact. It told her so three years ago when
Mr. Schweinfurth was in Alpena, Mich."
"How many members of your church are
"I could not state positively; perhaps
twelve or fifteen."
"Are any of them men?"
"None except Mr. Schweinfurth. Of
course he is the son of God. The same
spirit dwells in him that dwelt in Jesus
Conceived by the Holy ChoaU
"Then do you claim that Mnry Weldon
was not approached by Mr. Schweinfurth,
and that he is not the physical father of
"1 don't claim anything about which I
don't know; but I know that child was
conceived by the Holy Ghost."
"Do you think Miss Weldon wonld have
borne that child if she had not seen a man
for a year or two previous?"
"I do. 1 believe Miss Weldon to be, as
she says she is, perfectly chaste."
Perpetuation of (he Hare
"How, then, wi.l the nice be perpetu
"By the Holy GhosL"
"The Holy Gho-t will beg,.t all (he chil
dren wheu everybody is re-i?eine-l?'
"Yes; most certainly "
"What will nmu's function le. Wouldn't
such an arrangement be considered rather
"I can't ray as t- that. Ail this is
very mysterious. We can't divine God's
THE NEW MISSISSIPPI PLAN.
Suggestions K-f..re thr Constitutional
Convention at Jackson.
iacks.j, .Miss., Aug !! The con-tit i
tioual convention yesterday was :loodt-d
with plans lor changes in the constitu
tion. They were all rvf erred without dis
cussion. There is litile question now
about the majority of the franchi-e com
mittee being favorable to the apportion
ment system, com hi net with the Aus
tralian system, with additions. Judge
Christian submitted an amendment pro
viding for a property qualification ssy
f-!i0in re or personal property.
The White Most All Vote.
Senator Boyd, one of t he leaders of the
Alliance, said he would oppose any plan
that wonld delar any white man from
voting. Mr. DilUrd offered an amend
ment providing that the house have 126
members, the senate forty ! no. Members
are so distributed th;it both hoises will oe
controlled, by w hite coiistit nents, so that
the blacks at best could have no more
than fifty members in the house nor bf
teen in the senate. S.me of the counties
are divided into two distrii ts for the elec
tion of representatives.
Bloodhound and l.rnrlilne;.
Athens, Ga, Ang. 10 -Henry Hnnter,
of this city, was as-gts-inated Satnr'ay
night at Carter's Camp, on the Georgia,
Carolina and Northern railroad, by Kd
Morrison, a negro laborer at the ramp.
Hunter had ordered the negro to do some
thing, and received an insolent reply, for
which the negro whs ri-scharged. Satur
day night Morrison etui in. o the camp,
and walking up to li:n,tei-, shot him in
the temple, from the effects of which
Hunter shortly aft ct"wards died. The ne
gro escaped, but 100 men with blood
hounds are after him, and when captured
he will be lynched.
LATER. Morrison was bron-ht here last
night aud lodged in jail to protect him
from a mob which would have lynched
Ran Over Two Drmtken Meu.
TERRE II ATTE, Ind , Aug. 18,-Two
miners from Kosedale, Park county,
drunk and lying on the track of the Terre
Haute and Logansport road, were run
over by a freight train. Kit Setree was
instantly killed and Thomas Perry will
lose an arm. Other drunken miners gath
ered about the spot, and picking up pieces
of flesh, put them in their pocket.
Fatal Aeeident to an Omnlbos.
BUFFALO, N. Y., Aug. 19,-A'bus bring
ing in a number of passengers from Pine
Hill yesterday was npset at the Genesee
street tollgate. Joseph Lochenmeyer, 8
years old, was instantly killed, and Mrs.
Buckholtz and Mrs. Gregor were seriously
injured. They all lived in this city.
Deatrnctive Storm in France.
PARIS, Aug. 19. A tornado aud hail
storm in the department of Aube Sunday
ravaged eighteen communes, destroying
the bar vested and growing crops. The
loss is estimated at nearly 23,000,000
Wm. Hutchinson, of Renton TlllnnSa
while dealing in cattle and horses in Te..
last September, was taken with a very
severe aitacK or cholera morbus and
diarrhoea, coming, he aunnoaed. from
change of drinking water. A local drug
gist advised nim to taka Chamberlain's
Colic. Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy.
The second dose, be says, effected a com
plete care, and be now takes nUaanr in
recommending it to others. For sale at
23 ana 5U cents per bottle b y -
uastz & Bahrskh.
Mathew Armatrone. of Omfton kv
now in his seventieth ,r h h..
been troubled with diarrhoea ever; sum
mer aa iar oaca as be can recollect. He
baa in his time used many medicines, but
none eonal to Chamherlan'a (Vli !hnl.
era and Diarrhoea remedy. This remedy
is prompt in Its effects, can always be de-
pended upon and when rednrod with
water, is pleasant to take. Children do
not object to taking it. For sale by
liARTZ & BAHNSKR.
Dr. A. T. DolL Who has heon in th
practice of medicine at North English,
IOWA, since 1863. sava henftin nwhoc
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diars
rnoea remedy, because be knows it to be
reliable. For sale bv
Haktz & Bahnsex.
EVER OFFERED 1ST THE TRI-CITIES,
-A.T POPULAR PRICES
la always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, OAVLNPORT, IA.
For Men, Ladies and
Knocked Out in the Klevvnth.
ST. JoNfcPH, Mo., Au. 19. Profesw A.
F. Hasten, of Chicago, ami Martin L. Dur
Vin. of Knosa City, fought last night,
with three-ounce glove, for a purse of
&. Durkin was knocked out in the
Throw Hit Wire lown Stair.
Montreal, Aug. 1 a drunken ma
chinist named Smith threw his wife dw
ktaira ar tlieir hnnn- S-nmhy night The
woman was rleai when meilical aid ar
rived. Smith wm arresieti.
CHICAOO. Ang. 1&.
On the hnart r.f tra-le to-iy quotation wcr
as follows: WLeat X. 2 Aurik. nrxnel
, i-litMRl Jl.OIl Septeinb-.-r. C(Mnel $1 Oil,.
clnl tl.C: IVrerulwr. npene 1 H.lC, t lwe i
fl.u'rtfr. Cor.i X. - Ailtflist, p-tiet 49
1 lne.l 4"V; !?epterab-r, up ncj , cknrd
.v; .May. .pd clel f-SSc.
h.t No. 2 Augnst. ineJ , cll :c:
September. oenl rlose-1 V; May,
opea.Hl rlwed r. Pwk - Vtobcr,
oncd ana clrxi JlO.ft'; January, opened
tU.4. ckxed fli47H: May. oprneJ i:U
cinvwt $13.05. lanl J pteitilr. .peue4
I-tvertock Union rtiv-k yaris prices-. H.xr
Market opened moderately activa, choi. e
lots c hitrher: other lota unchanged; lirfit
(Trades, Jil.V.l i; rouh packing, faii
iMr. mixe-i lot. $SAV$MCli: heavy packing
and chipping lots. t8ju4.k.
Produce: Butter Fancy aciratAr. HKrsVJV,
er t: tine rthere4 cream. l.iiiB; tine to iron I
Iraitationa. lit ldc; darie. tine 4 (mi 1814 -fresh
packing atockn. -aTo. Etnra StrictW
fresh, liitl-tc per dot I'oultry Chickens,
hen. 8i0tac per lb; apring chitkeos, lito;
rorwtera. .VvH ; torkrya, mixed lot, ylt.:
docks, (litAc; spring dock. lllj.Ho; Ree-, $4-,
perdos. l.tatoe-Erly Ouio. f2.;arf4.(li per
bbl; New Jersey Rose, $.l&k34.7& Apple
New Illinois green, $1.2i t3.it per bbl. ilerriet
Hucklebernes-SD.jTic per hot $1A) p -r ttt-qt
case. Blackt-erries Michiida. $UXj,LiJ per
New Voaic. Ang. IS.
""heat No. I red winter. tL'itl.i
cartu do September, tl.rtS'-i: do October, 1
doDecember. lliaj. Corn -No. S mixed, .'a
Eie caah: do September, S6c; do October,
64c; do December, STVjc. Oats-Ouiet; No.
2 mix d i47c rash; do September. 42-;
do October, 4-c Kye Nominal. Barley
Dull and nncha red. Pork Vulet but firm;
ineas, 12.3u,t&2v. Lard-Dull and nomi
nally nnchangi d.
Live Stock: Cattle-Tradinff slow, and price
declined It ) 1W s pioreH to best native
steer, ia.7 wa.25 V ItM t-s; Tcxana and Color
ados, $2.6"7j3 73: bolls and dry coxa, t."Q&
Miecp and Lambs Market dull and
strong: c V L.wer: she-rs 4.3&44J0 9 l.W
: lambs, $iSk&7.. Hoc -Nominally doll;
live hogs, ii.Uit4.2S V liU ts.
Hay Upland prairie, fginaauo
Oats 17 a
oo Son n
Cord Wood$J 5 CH-'O.
Boya should be aeen and not heard.
says the adage, but when they are
whistling buoys they should be beard
whether they are aeen or not.
A eream of. tartar baking powder, alignest of
all In leavening strength S. OomMt
part aj. 17, 18S
SPRING SEASON. 1890
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
CARSE & CO,
Children, all noted for fit, wear, comfort and durability.
1622 Second Avenue.
-B. BTRKENFEL D,
9011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1608 SECOND AYE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
m:. el murrin,
Dealer In 1
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third avenue and Twenty-firei 8t., Rock Islan i.
PMrona UrtZiZZ ' Qnx ' Urte, prices. A ,nM of pab:.s
Dealer ia New aod
Second Hand Goods
Boys, sen aod trade, say article.
Has opened his New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 TlLlrd aTeone,
where he would be pleased to see his friends. '
J. T. DIXOJST,
And Dealer in Mens'-Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Aveuue.
E". Tr?. HERLITZpiila
No. 22. Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider's grocery. Rock Island.
for fine fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Made In tha laUwt atyla. A.lao repairing done with
House and Sign Painter.
Ptrat-cUaaGrsiafauj aad Paper Hangiir.
P.O. Box 872. -
AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES -
most delirious la the tri-eities. made from rnrv cms
fiajored with all the popnlar aavore. la any qu .i t io
. - . T'
A oecialtj atade of Jewclrv.
No. 1614 Second Avenue.
Shop Foarta Ave. bet M and 2ii SU.