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THE KOCK ISLAND AKGUS, WEDNESDAY. AUG., 20, 189Q.
Pidalisbed Daily nd Weekly at lt Second Ave
nue, Kock Island, UL
J. W. POTTER.
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All communications of a critical or ar?nraenta
tlve character, political or religious, man have
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ttcle. will be printed over fictitious signatures.
Anonymous communications not noticed.
Correnpondence solicited from every township
In Rock 1 sland county.
Wednksdat, August 20, 1890.
For United States Senator Jobs M. Faiher
For State Tieasnrer Edward 8. Wilson.
For Boot, of Public Instruction. ...Hbhrt Kaas.
. T111 . I John Hbtawt.
For Trustees Illinois I N w Guam.
University, j ....Richahd D. Moroam.
For Congress Bsw T. Cabli
For State Senator ft. H Hikman
I GitoKoa W. Vinton
i JOHM A. WrLSOM.
For County Jnd?e.
For Conuty Clerk Chablks Creuti
For Sherlit C D. OoanoK
For Treamirer Geo. B. Brownbk
For County Supt. of Schools. Cms. B Marshall
The nuptials of Miss Winnie Davis,
daughter of Jeff Davis. and Frederick
Wilkinson, of Syracuse, will take place at
Beauvoir, Miss., early in September.
Mrs. Davh, wife of tbe Minnesota
senator, is one of those who go to ex
tremes in the fart for Mack. All her
undergarments as well as the sheets and
draperies of her bed are black.
One of the largest forests in the world
stands on' ice. It is situated between
Ural and the Okhotsk Sea. A well was
recently dug in this region, when it was
found that at a depth of 116 meters the
ground was still frozen.
Toe most successful catcher of spar
rows in the country lives in Indianapolis.
He captures 25.000 of tbe little pests a
year in immense nets spread on the side
of houses, and makes a good income by
selling them in the markets.'
"Young prairie chickens are beginning
to roam about here," says tbe North
t'latte (.xeo.) iriinme. "bo ravenouB
have they become that nearly every gen
tleman who goes outside of the city
limits for a walk carries a breech-loading
shotgun to protect himself, and is fre
quently compelled to kili large num
bers in self defense. Tbe bite of
prairie chicken causes an ugly wound
A complete list of the sultan's wives
shows that he has five first-clias wives,
vawu; twenty-lour secona-mss, or
morganatic wives, and some two hundred
and fifty third-clues partners, variously
described as "favorites" and "slaves.
The care and attendance of the female
establishments require the services of
6.000 persons, who are the only people
in Turkey who receive their full pay with
Is view of the persistency with which
the "favored few" insist that it is tbe
duty of citizens to vote for W. II. Oest
again this fall, people are beginning to
ask under what obligations Rock Island
county is to the present congressman?
What particular service has he ever ren
dered tlie public? How has he tlistin
guished himself? What claim has he for
further recognition? These are the ques
tions which tbe people are quietly pon
dering over, and the more they reflect the
more they become convinced that a large
credit balance is due them as far as Mr.
Gest is concerned.
The boastful assertion made by Tom
Campbell and his friends that there was
not a democrat in Rock Island county
who could defeat him for county treasur
er, is becoming doubted in certain quar
ters. Supervisor Browner is making new
friends every day, and as the campaign
progresses his popularity is growing at a
corresponding rate. There is something
about Browner the people admire, and he
ia the character of man they like to hon
or, ne is quiet and unassuming a
young man of whom there are not enough
in this day and age. Unlike his oppo
nent he is not a chronic office-seeker. He
did not canvass the county for months
before the convention met. begging his
friends to support him. The nomination
sought him rather than he seeking it
Being nominated he wants to be elected,
however, and invites the assistance of all
his friends. He should and will receive
it with a cordiality and heartiness that
will admit of no doubt of the result. He
will prove a veritable "Little Cyclone" on
November 4th, and Tom Campbell had
better keep out of reach.
LULL IN THE TROUBLE.
Both Parties in the Strike ItUtrict Play
ing for Wlml.
New Yor.K, Auk. 3) Vice President
Webb, of the Central, am Chief Sargeut,
of the Firemen's Brotherhood, hud an in
terview yesterday. Mr. Webb did most of
tbe talking. Ho complimented the fire
man upon their fidelity, but Mr. Sargent
wa non-committal in his reply. The con
ference of Knights of Labor ' lead
en and Chief Sargent . at the
St. Cloud hotel lasted until a late
hour last evening. Vine President Webb
and Superintendent Voorhis spend tbe
night at the Grand Central fetation await
ing developments. The conference ended
aboout 11 p. ru. No conclusion was
reached, and another meeting will be
held, i'owderly, Hayes, Holland, Wright,
Sweeney, Sargent, Howard and William
son were tbe conferrees.
Thins Look Squally,
Though, as stated, nodelinite conclusion
was reached at tbe con ferenew, the remarks
and demeanor of tbe conferred create an
impression that the mooted general strike
on the Vauderhilt lines whs favored, and
is likely to be ordered.
A Threatened Tle-I p.
Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 20. A telegram
. was received here from Albany last night
by District Master Workman Leo, saying
that the Boston and Albany and Delaware
and Hudson railroads bad broken their
agreement not to handle New York Cen
tral freight, and if the charge proved true
both roads would be tied up.
An Accident at Albany.
ALBAKY, N. Y., Aug. 20. Two freight
trains in the West Albany yards, handled
by green men, collided yesterday. Louis
Owen, a Pinkerton man, of Chicago, was
uauiy crusned in me common. The situa
tion ia unchanged.
Wanted Ueer ami Got a liullet.
AlUNCIE, Ind , Aug. 20. William Glenn
was fatally shot by Web Mathews, a lar
tender. The former was refused two bot
tles of beer, which irritated him, and he
proceeded to smash the furniture. Ma
thews is in jail.
DEAD BY DOZENS.
The Grim Terror Reaps a
FRIGHTFUL DISASTER ON THE RAIL.
Sixteen Souls Hurried to Eternity and
More Than a Score of People
Scalded and Mutilated.
The Rotary Devastator Sweeps Through
Wilkesbarre and Vicinity, Marking It
Coarse with Mangled Humanity and
Wrecked Homes An I'nknown Num
ber of Victims, but About Forty Re
ported Killed Experiences of a Sur
vivor of the Railway Accident The Roll
ot Tead and Wounded.
Boston, Aug. 20. The Cape Cod and
Woods' Holl train on the Old Colony rail
way was wrecked at Quincy, just the other
aide of the President's bridge, at 1 p. m.
yesterday. The disaster was a frightful
one, resulting in the. death of
about twenty persons and the wound
ing of many others, some of whom
are terribly scalded or mutilated.
The train was express to Brock
ton, and from Brockton express to Boston.
It left Brockton at 10:40, going at say
thirty miles an hour. Just this side of
President's bridge (so called becanse the
homestead of President John Quincy
Adams is close by) the engineer whistled
to "down brake." The train began to
shake as if shivered by the shock of an
earthquake. Then came' a crash, the en
gine left the truck, turnud itself alongside
the rails, while the train slid along, leav
ing tbe engine about midway of tbe train
opposite the first passenger car from the
smoker. In this car moat all the harm
In the Fatal Fourth Car.
This fourth car collided with the engine,
and was instantly filled with escaping
steam. The ill-fated passenger car was
completely wrecked. It contained seventy-five
passeugers men, women, and chil
dren. The windows on the east side were
all closed, thereby preventing the steam
from escaping. The scenes about the car
were of the wildest description. Strong
hearted men fainted as the steamed bodies
of a dozen women and children were being
taken from the ruins. Some of the occu
pants, gifted with presence of mind, broke
through windows and escaped with slight
wounds. Where the engine and the car
collided were several women and children
teamed to death, while some were badly
A i'Min' Account of the Horror.
William Fennelly, ararpenter, was iu the
fourth car. He said: "Our car swept like
lightning right on the broken engine and
was forced on top of it with a terrific
suock. w e seemeu snatched right up
from the earth fltty feet in the air. When
the car descended on the engine it had
whirled over and wounded passengers
were thrown ruthlessly about. As the
car struck on its side solidly, the bottom
of) it was torn away, and thus an oppor
tunity was giveu us to get out. That
was the only thing that saved my life and
those of forty or fifty other passengers.
Thirty seconds after the car struck I
would have given $1,000 for a drink of any
kind from whisky to water. I thought I
should suffocate. The death-dealing steam
entered tbe car in dense clouds from the
locomotive beneath us, filling every crev
ice and almost suffocated those whom it
did not burn to death.
Au Awful Scene of Suffering:.
"Ten women were gasping about me as
I tried to shriek and shout, and as they
liecame weaker and weaker as the steam
filled their lungs I could see them push
their hands or feet through the torn win
dows, trying in vain to get a breath of
fresh air. I don't know how many I saw
die before me. I saw them in the car cry
ing out for help, and I did all I could. I
saw the flesh burned from men and
women as that cursed steam enveloped
them, and I saw men groaning and shriek
ing in their death struggles as the scald
ing fumes became hotter and denser,
hardly know how I escaped.
The Paralysed Spectators.
"When I bad succeeded in getting out of
the wreck, the passengers from the other
cars were not to be seen, but over on a
fence Ttordering the railroad track were
ten or twenty men it seemed to me 100
watching the scene of ruin and powerless
from fright and astonishment to help us.
I screamed, shouted, aud swore at them.
but they would not move, and the more I
cursed tbe more helpless they became.
These men I hate to call them that-rsaw
me rise from my perilous position; saw me
tear at the boards of the car bottom with
all my might; saw me pull helpless women
from the interior of the steaming car; saw
me caught beneath a falling bar of iron,
and unable to extricate myself or to aid
others, and they refused to aid me. I don't
know whether they were fools or cowards,
but they received a sound and thorough
cursing from me."
A LONG ROLL OF CASUALTIES.
Sixteen Head, Five Critically and Twenty-Mine
Less Seriously Injured.
There was no lack of help when the on
lookers hail recovered their senses. The
Quincy fire department was promptly on
hand, and the rescue of the injured and
recovery of the dead waa "rapidly prose
cuted. The company officials hurried
physicians to the scene, and soon twenty-
five were busy looking after the unfo rtu
nates. The following were dead when
taken from the wreck: Mrs. Orcutt Al
len, Philadelphia; Mrs. Mary E. Fennel
ly, aged 70, Louisville, Ky.; F. J. John
son, Montpelier, Vt.; John Ryan, South
Bfwton, foreman of the train, and four
women, two men and two children, one a
boy of 14, unidentified; total, 13.
The following died during the afternoon
and evening: Mrs. A. C. Wells, Hart
ford, Conn.; a daughter of II. L. Welch,
of Waterville, Conn.; Alice and Cather
ine, daughters of Mrs. Oscar Fennelly, of
The following are critically injured:
Mrs. Oscar Fennelly, of Louisville, Ky.,
wife of the cashier of the Citizens' Na
tional bank, Iuisville, scalded over her
whole body; C. M. Copp, Cleveland, O.,
scalded over whole body, not expected to
live; E. C. Bailey, of Dorchester, former
ly proprietor of The Boston Herald,
scalded on face and hands; Mrs. George P.
Welch, Cleveland, O., scalded on head,
anna and neck; Mrs. Abbie R. Abbo.t,
Louisville, Ky., face and hands scalded,
compound fracture left thigh.
Less Seriously Wounded.
The following were seriously but not fa
tally wounded: Mrs. Martha E. Chase, at
the head of the Santa Kosa Female sem
inary, Santa Kosa, Cal., face and left arm
slightly burned; Rev. T. M. Dimmick,
Los Anpcles, Cal., face, arm, and hip
scalded: his wife, a sister of Mrs. Chase,
face and hands scalded and compound
fractured of both bones of the left leg
half way between tbe knee and ankle;
Henry J. Welch, face, arms, and neck
scalded; Mrs. T. A. Addion, Chelsea, face
and arms burned; Mrs Andre
Tower, Charlestown, -spine injured.
back scalded; Mrs. George M. Snow,
Winter Hill, daughter of Mrs. Towfr,
face and hands scalded; Mrs. Mary F,
Snow, Charlestown, face and hands
scalded, internal injuries; Ca.pt. W. R.
Abbott, Louisville, bands scalded; J. C.
urown, inwrence, slightly scalded on
hands and face; B. F. Benson. Pullman
conductor, face and ear cut; R. W. Ed
wards, a chancery judge, Louis
ville, wrists' cut; Gen. Nat Wales,
Boston, finger broken; Elizabeth Fen
nelly, aged 6, daughter of Mrs. Oscar
Fwnhelly, Louisville, Ky., hands, arm.
and leas burned; Je:sie McAllister, rort
Wayne, face, side, and bands burned;
Ruth Blackburn, Lowell, contusioa of left
leg and severe shock; rs. M. A. Hailo,
Fort Wayne, Ind., grandmother or Miss
McAllister, nose broken and knee
sprained; Lucy , negro, maid of the
Fennellys, badly burned . Engineer Bab-
cock, wrist broken and he ad and legs lac
erated; R. T. Needhatn, Lawrence, slight
ly injured: Mrs. J. S. Need ham, Iawrence,
body badly burned; Mrs. J. C. Brown, of
Lawrence, slightly injui-ed; Mrs. S. F.
Stowe, of Somerville, leg burned: Dr. F.
B. Warner, of Canandaigaa, N. Y., hand
bruised; Moses Farnhe m, of Frank
lin; Mayer Hirschsbarg, of Hirschs-
burg & Co., of Boston, badly
scalded about face; Mis Minnie and
Miss Rose Tucker, of Lej ington, slightly
injured; Mrs. Eva. Ballaid, of Nashville,
scalded about head and face.
The Vnldentiaed Head.
It la reported that the name of one of
tbe unidentified dead is W. H. Grady, and
that two others are Mrs. E. P. Johnson
and her 15 year-old boy. It is also reported
that the niece of Mrs. A C. Wells, of
Hartford, Conn., Is amon; the unidenti
Theories as to the Cause.
There are several theories as to the
cause of the accident. For several feet
back along the track then Is a sort ot
furrow which seems to indicate that
something about the engine broke and
ploughed into the soil for some distance,
finally derailing it. The general impres
sion, however, seems to be that the engine
was thrown from the track by spreading
rails, and it is stated that a gang of work
men had been repairing that portion oi
the track, and may have loft some of the
rails insufficiently spiked. There was no
switch near by on that truck, so that th
disaster could not have been caused by a
DEATH IN THE TEMPEST.
Wllkesharre, Fa., Cyclfne-Swept
Scores of People Killed.
Wilkesbarkk, Pa., Aug. 30. One of the
worst cyclones ever experienced in this
vicinity came upon this city about 5 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. Trets were blown
down, hundreds of houses were unroofed,
and many houses completely demolished.
In different parts of the city the havoc
made by the cyclone is fearful, many dis
tricts being laid in ruins, and there are a
number of people homeless. The loss will
reach hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Every wire in the city telegraph, electric
light, and telephone was blown down.
Trains and engines which were at the sta
tion were blown over and wrecked. The
streets are blocked with fallen trees and
'Much Loss of Life K ported.
Four men were killed 1 1 the Hazard
Wire Rope works; three miners were
killed by the falling in of a house on Scott
street. The miners had returned from
work but a short time when the building
collapsed and buried them ia the ruins. A
little colored girl was killi d by a falling
building on South Main street. A man
and two horses were killed by the falling
of lumber at Kytles' planing milL Two
men were killed by the fall .if a portion of
Stegmaiers' brewery. Another was killed
in Brown's brick building on East Mar
ket street, which was demolished. Fully
200 buildings are wholly or partially
Terrible Reports from Outside.
The Murray shaft fan home was blown
down and the fan stopped. There are
twenty-seven men in the mine, but it is
hoped they can be got out safely. At 7:30 p.
m. reports came from snugar .Notch, a
mining town three miles from here, that
the destruction to property in terrible and
that fifteen pereons were killed. Coal
breakers in all directions have been more
or less damaged at Parsons and Mill
Creek, four miles from here, md ten men
are reported to have boen killed. All com
munication is cut off and tbe telegraph
wires are down in all directions.
LIST OF THE VICTIMS.
Names of Eighteen Person 4 Who
Itead or lladly Hurt.
The names of the killed and injured, so
far as known at this time, are: John
Fritz, a laborer; Evi Marti a, a baker;
Rurrel Bendenmeyer, salesm-in for Hart-
lee & Co.; Peter Kittenmeyer, skull
crushed: Samuel Rouse, mtchiuist; Jo
seph Kern, a milkman; Adam
Frautz, of the firm of Jones &
Frantz; George Hamilton, an employe of
Stegmaier's brewery; Mamie Thompson,
aged o years; John Kleiukauf." and a Hun
garian, name unknown; Berlin Vander
mark, cannot recover; Max Cramer, fa
tally injured; Jessie Houser, legs
broken and internal injuries;
Miss -Mary Henwood, seriously hurt;
Albert Smith, paper hanger, I ibs broken,
bead injured; Jacob talk, butcher, arm
dislocated; M. Brinkman. arm broken,
injured internally; Jacob Bercold, butch
er, ribs broken; Ambrose Colli-tine, liquor
dealer, ribs broken, injured internally.
Two Villages Wrecked.
Philadelphia, Aug. ao. Dispatches
received here report the villains of Som-
merville and Harveysville, n irthwest of
Wilkesbarre, nearly destroyed by a
cyclone yesterday afternoon. Nearly all
the houses in the two towns were rendered
uninhabitable and a number of persons
struck by fiyirfg timbers. Elijah Fahr-
inger wift killed.
Damage Done at Beading.
READING, Pa., Aug. 20. Much damage
was done in this city by a furious wind
and rainstorm last evening. The barn of
Jeferson Snyder was blown do vn and all
of his horses and cattle killed. Nearly all
or the wires In the city were blown down.
PROPERTY IN ILLINOIS.
Its Talue as Appraised by the f wnnty As
Spp.INGFIF.ld, Ills., Aug. 20.-The state
board of equalization reconvened yester
day. Mr. Scott introduced a resolution
declaring it to be the sense of the board
that tbe real and personal property of the
state should be assessed at 25 per cent, of
its value for the year 1600. His resolution
was made the special order for Tuesday
next. The auditor's compilation of the
assessment for the year made fr m the re
turns of the assessors of the several coun
ties places the value of the personal prop
erty in the state at $H7,9ol,037, the lands
at 345,750,094, the town and city lots at
Value of Lands, Cattle, ICtc
Some of the items of personal property
assessment are 1,108,378 horses lit 25,450,
783, 2,872,475 cattle at 115,244,712, 93,901
mules and asses at $2,200,813. G31 842 sheep
at $640,882, 2,637,2n8 hogs at t3,ft5i;,028. The
acreage of improved lands is 27,7l8,4t2,aud
their average value $11.40. Tho acreage
of unimproved lands is 6,81(2, 149, and their
average value $8.52, making a tctal acre
age of 34,640,500 of an average value of
$0.98 per acre.
Something Rotten in Cook.
Cook county improved lands are as
sessed at an average of $31. 14 per a :re, while
those of St. Clair are assessed at an aver
age of $34.40. The lowest average is in
Pope county, which is ouly $3.81 per acre.
In Cook county but 477 fire and burglar
proof safes were found, while Adams has
811, and In Cook 6,883 watches an I clocks
were found, while in several othor coun
ties a much larger number wen found.
Investments in real estate and improve
ments thereon are as eased .in Cook at
$3,270; in Will they are assessed at $15,295;
in Macon, $8,031; inMadlson, $10, 730.
Putting the Drakes on Hypnotism.
London, Aug. 20. A bill will be intro
duced in parliament next session which
proposes to restrict the public ierform
aace of hypnotic experiments, w tioh are
so greatly iu vogue. There is no c ause to
doubt the medical testimony wliich as
serts that much injury is done to their
health by the repeated attempt which
are made by amateur dabblers iu the sci
'THE NATIONAL HUB
Matters of Fact from the Court-
. try's Capital.
AU 0FFEB FOB BOND BEDEHTTIOff.
Fifteen Millions of Four-ana -a-Halfs
Wanted by the Treasury Bow Hoar
Proposes to Amend Quay's Resolu
tionMembers of the House Willing
to Stay Until. the Election Bill Is Passed
The Tariff Debate Wags Along Its
Washington Ciiv, Aug. 20. The fol
lowing circular was issued from the secre
tary's office, treasury department, yester
day: "In pursuance of the authority con
tained in sections 8.634 and 3,699 of the
revised statutes of the United States, pub
lic notice is hereby given that 44 per cent,
bonds of the acts of July 14, 1870, and
Jan. 20, 1871, to an amount not
exceeding $15,000,000 will ba- re
deemed with interest to and including
May 31, 1891, upon presentation at the
treasury departuient in the city of Wash
ington, 0. C on or before the 80th day of
August. And any person desiring to pre
sent such bonds for redemption on these
terms at the office of any assistant treas
urer of the United States may do so upon
applying for and receiving the requisite
authority from the secretary of the treas
ury. "W. Wisdom, Secretary.
Whnt the Offer Amounts to.
As all tbe A per cents, mature Sept. 1,
1891. the present offer respecting the $la,
000,000 is equivalent to paying for them
par and interest to maturity, less the cur
rent quarter's interest. The total amount
of 41s per cents ontstanding is a fraction
over $IO6,Oilo,O0O, of which amount about
$19,000,000 belong to national banks, and
are held by the United States treasurer
to secure bank circulation.
THE DOINGS IN CONGRESS.
Senators After Tanglefoot with a Sharp
Mirk Mouse 1'roceedings. l
Washington City, Aug. 20. In the sen
ate yesterday Quay's resolution to change
the rules aud fix a programme for tbe ses
sion went over for the day, and Hoar gave
notice of an amendment requiring the
election bill to lie taken up Sept. 1 and
giving three days debate thereon, when
voting is to be begun and continued until
the bill is disposed of. Plumb's resolu
tion to abolish intoxicants from the Capi
tol was taken np. but went over, and But
ler offered a resolution providing for a
search of the committee rooms daily
to see if there are any liquors
kept therein. This went over also.
The tariff bill was resumed, and Plumb's
amendment to givea bounty for tin-plate
made in the United States was withdrawn
for the time. Spooner offered an amend
ment providing for the admission of cer
tain kinds of tin-plate free after October,
lSi, under certain conditions of the man
ufacture in this couutry .
The house debated for au hour with
out action the alien land law bill. After
some debate an order reported from the
committee on rules was adopted, setting
aside Wednesday, Thursday and Satnr
day of this week, and Tuesday and
Wednesday of next week for the consider
ation of business from the committee on
agriculture. The agricultural college
bill was then taken up and passed.
HOAffS PLAN OF BUSINESS.
He Wants the Senators to Draw It Mild
in the Matter of Talk.
Washington Citt. Aug. 20. Just be
fore tbe senate adjourned last evening
Hoar gave notice of two amendments to
Quay's resolution providing for an order
of business in the senate. The first is his
resolution to provide for calling the pre
vions question. The other amendment is
to take the place of his suWitute for the
Quay resolution. The amendment pro
vides for taking up the federal election
bill immediately after the tariff bill is
disposed of, and that the bill shall re
main U-fore the senate every day for three
days to the exclusion of all other
business. On the 4th day of September,
at 2 o'clock, voting on the bill and pend
ing amendments shall liegin and shall con
tinue from day to day to the exclusion of
all other business until they are finally
disposed of. Quay's resolution provides
for a final vote on the tariff bill on Satur
day, Aug. 30. If the resolution with
Hoar's amendment should lie adopted, the
election bill would come lie fore the sen
ate on Monday, Sept. 1, with three days
allowed for ireneral discussion. There ap
pears at this writing but little prospect
that Hoar's proposition will be agreed to,
PRESSURE ON THE SENATE.
Movements in the House to fteenre Action
on the Klertinn Bill.
Washington CITT, Aug. 20. A paper
was in circulat ion on the floor of the house
yesterday, reciting the necessity for final
action by congress upon the national elec
tion bill. Jinil expressing the willingness
of the signers to continue the present ses
sion until such action is had. Represen
tative Kennedy of Ohio circulated the pa
per and it is reported that more than
forty Republican signatures had been at
tached before the bouse met at noon. The
paper is practically an appeal to the sen
ate to pass the election bill at this ses
sion. A Retaliation IMan.
Another move is on foot, engineered, it
is siUd, by Mc.Comas and Ijodge, the ob
ject of which is to retaliate on the senate
if it refuses to pass the election bill, by
preventing tbe passage of the tariff bill
when it conies back to the house. There
seem to lie few of the members, however,
who are willing to go into this scheme,
and it will probably fail.
THE GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT.
Names or the Men Who Will Have Charge
in the World's Fair.
Washington CiTr, Aug. 20. The presi
dent yesterday approved the following
complete list of the board of control and
management of the governmentexhlbit at
the orld s Fair: Sevellon A. Brown, to
represent the state department; A. B. Net-
tleton, assistant secretary of the treasury,
to represent the treasury department;
Alaj. t:liIlon Comly, U. b. A., to rep
resent the war department; Capt. K.
W. Meade, U. 8. N., to represent
the navy department; A. D. Ha-
zen, third assistant postmaster general.
to represent the postoffice department;
Horace A. Taylor, commissioner of rail
roads, to represent the interior depart
ment; Elijah C. Foster, general agent of
the department of justice, to represent
that department; EJwin illets, assist
ant secretary of agriculture, to represent
the department of agriculture; Professor
G. Brown Goxle, assistant secretary
Smithsonian institute, to represent that
department and the National museum; J.
W. Collins, assistant in charge division of
fisheries, to represent the fish commission.
Mr. Wiilits has lieeu designated as chair
man of the board.
The Kau in Investigation.
WAsntNGTON City, Aug. 20. The diffi
culty that Speaker Reed has experienced
in filling one of the places on the commit
tee to investigate the charges of favorit
ism against Gen. Green B. Raum has been
settled by the appoiutmeut of Represent
ative Lewis, of Mississippi, a Democrat,
making the committee complete. The
trouble was that the Democrats insisted
that Heed should appoint Cooper. This
the speaker refused to do, as Cooper was
tne prosecuting witness, and as a mem
oer or tne committee would have to assist
in determining judicial questions.
Boys should be seen and not be
says the adage, but when -thei
whistling buoys they should be
whether they are seen or not.
A STYLISH THIEF,
Cuts a Big Swath in Chit
SOME INCIDENTS OF HIS 0AEEEB.
His Fianee Fiesented with m Stolen
Brooch, His landlady Nearly Boped in
by a Forged check and Numerous Ac
quaintances Mulcted In Various Sums
of Money Loaned A Brilliant Rascal
Found Out After He Has Gone.
Chicago, Aug. 20. Charles E. Bruce la
the romantic name of a dashing young
man from Brooklyn, who, during a resi
dence of less than a year in Chicago, con
trived to introduce himself into the exclu
sive social circles of wealth and fashion:
to engage himself to marry the petted and
attractive daughter of an aristocratic
Prairie avenue household; to rob his land
lady of her diamonds and jewelry; to
forge the name of his employer and to
swindle his chums aud associates ont of
various sums of money. Young Mr. Bruce
even went so tar in his career of crime
and deception as to present to the young
lady who became his affianced wife a val
uable brooch which he had stolen from his
landlady, and left that innocent and trust
ful person to suffer the mortification of
discoveuy and shame. Bruce's family iu
Brooklyn is said to be one of wealth and
Had Fimt Class References.
When he came to Chicago a little less
than a year ago, Bruce brought letters
signed by influential business men of
Brookljmand New York. With the aid
of these he soon obtained employment in
the offices of the Western Freight associa
tion in the Rookery building, of which J.
N. Fait horn is general manager. In the
fashionable boarding house of Mrs. Jennie
f Helzel, 8,504 Lake avenue, the dashing
young lirooklynite found a congenial
home. He dressed stylishly and had the
airs of a person of good breeding. This
not only made him speedily popular with
everybody in the house, but soon won for
him the confidence and good opinion of
Itegins fietting In His Work.
Within a month after Bruce's advent
at Mrs. Betzels one of the boarders
missed a gold watch and chain. The rob
bery naturally caused a small sensation
at tbe table, and Bruce vehemently de
nounced the thief. He even volunteered
his services to report t he loss to the po
lice. He was not suspected. He was, in
fact, so popular that he was not even
thought of in connect iou with the theft.
Frequently after this episode other ar
ticles of jewelry and choice pieces of bric-a-brac
belonging to boarders and to the
house began to disappear mysteriously.
A Forgery That Was Partly Vain.
Saturday. Aug. i, when Mr. Bruce's in
debtedness at his iKMtrding-house amonnt
ed to r:i5, lie presente-i to Mrs. IVtzel a
$0 check, purporting to lie signed by Mr.
Faithoru. Tbe following Monday the
check was returned from the hank
marked worthless; Mr. Fait horn's alleged
signature was a forgery. Luckily Mrs.
Betzel did not have the money on hand.
or she would have p id the petty swiu
dler the $15 difference bet ween the amount
of the forced check and his bill.
A Itrserted Maiden.
Next lie stole his landlady's diamond
ear-rings, worth ;!, and a present from
her deceased husUtnd. and then skipped.
Four days later his P-Mirie avenue fiance
called at tbe IViz ! hoarding house, seek
ing and not finding him. When she
l.u.rned the truth ub nit Br nr.; shew as
much downcast- She said he was en
gaged to marry him. During the conver
sation Mrs. IU'IzpI noticed that the young
lady's brooch had a familiar appenrance.
Where Iid You Get That Itrooch
"Where did you get tiiat brooch?'' she
"Why. it was a present from Mr. Bruce.
He gave it to me almut- the first of All
gust, I think."
"Well, that is my brooch, and no mis
take Just to think what a thief I had in
my house, I'll never get over it, ami I'll
never trust another man "
How His Cltnni SnAVred.
A number of chums ami acquaintances
of Bruce in the office f the Western
Freight association are mourning the loss
of greenbacks which they loaned him on
divers occasions, the denominations rang
ing from f."- to (20. Altogether there are
quite a number of persons in this town
wbo would he uliid to see t he youthful and
dashing Mr. Bruce.
LIGHTNING TOUCHED IT OFF.
A Premature Blast of Dynamite with Mi
raculously I-Vsr Casualties.
LoriKViu.K, Ky.,Aug. 20. A largemim
ber of meu are employed by tho govern
ment engineers who are blast inn out the
channel of the Ohio river, aud it is their
habit to lire i.ff a large numb -r of dyna
mite I. lasts at (5 o'clock every evening.
A thunder storm cams up at 5 o'clock
Monday lieforc the Masts h.id been fully
arranged for tiriiiii. John Kccgan, the
foreman, was at work over them with sev
eral men, when a (1 t.sh of li ;btuing set
fire to tbe fuses.
Every taiant Kxpioded.
. All the blast eighteen in number, were
exploded. Great quantities of rock were
thrown up. None of the men were in
jured except Keegan, who was picked np
unconscious. He was struck by tbe bolt
and paralyzed. He was also hit by the
flying masses of rock. He could not tipcat
for hojrs, mid the doctors fay that the
chances of l;le are even.
Tarred and feathered the Oirle.
GuKENSitoud, Pa., Aug. 20. Late Mon
day night two young girls residing at
Shafton went to Manor, and while there
their conduct, it seems, disgusted several
of the young men of tbe town. The girls
having disregarded a warning to Btay
away, the young men concluded to resort
to extreme measures. After stripping the
girlB, the boys applied a coat of tar and
feathers, and then marched them out of
town. The friends of the girls are deter
mined to punish the perpetrators
Fire ia a Print Shop.
New Cattle, Ind., Ind., Aug. 20. The
office and printing establishment of The
New Castle Courier waa damaged by fire
Tuesday to the amount of t4,0n0. Fully
P. T. Barnum is very rich for a man
who has elways had an elephant on his
Wm. Huichinson. of Benton. Illinois,
while dealing in cattle and horses in Texas
last September, was taken with a very
aeyete attack of cholera morbus and
diarrha's, coming, he supposed, from a
change of drinking, water. A local drug,
gist advised him to take Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy.
Tbe second dose, he says, effected a com
plete cure, and be now takes pleasure in
recommending it to others. For sale at
25 and 50 cents per bottle by
Hartz & Bahnben.
Mathew Armstrong, of Crofton, Ky.,
now in his seventieth year, ssys be has
been troubled with diarrhoea every sum
mer as far back as be can recollect. lie
has in bis time used many medicines, but
none equal to Chamberlan's Colic Chol
era and Diarrhoea remedy. This remedy
is prompt ia its effects, can always be de
pended upon and when reduced with
water, Is pleasant to take. Children do
not object to taking it. For sale by
Hartz & Babnskn. '
Dr. A. T. Doll, who has been in the
practice of medicine at North English,
Iowa, since 1863. says be often prescribes
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diais
rhoea remedy, because be knows it to be
reliable. For sale by
Hartz & Babnsen.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-C1TIES,
AT POPULAR PRICES
Ia always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVhNPORT. IA.
For Men, Ladies and
lrrl(urd m Joint I-bath
SpKiNi.FitLD. III., Aug. S) Con press
man "Billy" Maxon, of Chicago, wrote a
letter to Gen. Palmer challenging him to
a joint debate of tbe issues before the
couutry. Ueii. Palmer iu his reply de
clines, etatiuK that the Ilepublican state
committee had refused to make arrange
ments for a joint debate with him, iu
which some one whom they would indorse
ehonld become the Republican banner,
a otl he eee no good that could come of a
debate such as Mason propow". He
wauted the Republicans to nominate a
mau for the United States nenate who
would represent the people of the whole
Mate, and as they failed ta do this the
general intimates that "liilly'is not high
enough game for him.
Chicaoo. A lie. IB.
On the UM of tn )p to-day quotations wrrx
as tollnwa. W heat No. S August, opened
, closed $1.05, September, opene-t $l.ltfc,
cloned f 1.05i; December, openot 1.1V.
rlnae l tl.ifci. Corn No. S Autruat, i.wnl
Kc, cloreU 4SHrC; September, opmed
rloxed 481.10 ; May, oprned ffitjir. rlueri
53?dc Oato-Xo. t AnirUKt, opened cloned
37gc; September, opened 358C, rloae.1 3HHc;
May, oiient-d 8!c - chsed Ofuc. Pork
September, opened $11.31. cloned $11.25; Jan
uary, opened $12.40, ctaeed f 12.65; May, oprned
$13.10, cuwed $13.L Lard September, opened
I Jve ttock Union ftork yards prices: Hor
Market 0ned active and slightly higher;
later was easy but not quouibly lower; licht
(Trades. i:i4-l'; roul. parking, $3.Q
8.A&; mixed lota, tS.6Ha,4.(t heavy packing
and shipping lota, i3.HUA4.Uu.
Produce: Butter fancy separator, 19t3nc
lr t; tine gathered cream, 15 j.10; One to goo I
imitations. 111 j,12c; daries, flaot fresh. 13lt3;
frenh packing stocks, Sa.7c Eggs Strictly
fresh, 12.xl.lc per do. Poultry Chickens,
bens. !c per lb; spring chickens, lite;
rooMei. ft-H ; turkeys, mixed lots, Baltic:
ducks, SiiSc; spring ducks Kiillc; geee, $l$
perdoz. lnatoe8 Karly O.iio, ti7av5.1.UU per
M1; New Jersey Roan, S-lfmx;'!. Apples
New Illinois green, l.4.t,5l per bbL Berrie
Huckleberries-Ul per box; $1.50 per ltt-qt
case. Htacktrrtea Michigan, $I.U0,Li.) por
KswYorh, An. IS
Wheat-No. 1 red winter. $l.lom3iLl(
caah; do September. l.lP(u do October. 1 1;
do December, $1.1iP. Corn - No. 2 mixed. 574
SW4c cash; do Neiileiuber, &9Ac; do October,
66t4c; do December. 5;. Oats-Firm; No.
S niix d 4H 47c cash; do tfc-pteniber, 43c;
do October, 41?ic Kya Nominal. Barley
lull and uncha grd. Pork -.Steady; mces,
f lr.SO.MHj!'.. Lard Dull aud uow.nally uu
Livestock: Cattle No trading in beeves;
steady feeling: dressed beef, Onn; native
ides,6H(J7U ft . fcueepanl Lami-Uod
stock fteady, but common weak aud gener
ally lower; sheep, $ .'41 y lot .; Umbs,
l8.ilfla.l. Hons Market hUu-r, live hiars,
t4.10fl4.40 a loi B.
Hay Tolana prairie. $9.0035.50
Hjy Tlmouiy $8 UU&f.B.M).
Hay Wild, $10.00.
oost Hon lid
Cord Wood$S 6 $4.0.
A ereaaiof tartar baking powder. Highest of
all In leavening strength. CT. S, Qovtmmunl &4-
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
& . CO.,
Children, all noted for fit, wear,
B. BIRKENFE L D.
3011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and TLe,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1508 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLANI, ILL
M. E. MURRIN,
Choice 'Family Groceries
Cor. Third avenue and Twenty-first St., R.i.-k Wv'-
A flrst-clsss stock of Groceries that will be sold at lowest living prices. A share of ; n!"c
cr. "w. j-oisties-
Dealer la New and
Second Hand Goods-
Bay, sells and trades any article. a specialty made of J. wrirr.
No. 1614 Secon.l Avcnu-
Has opened bia New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue,
where ho would be pleased to see his friends.
Ill kinds of drlak. aa well as Ala and
only place ia the city whs yoa can get tt. Boast Beef Lnnce srery day from 10 to li.
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
. 1706 Second Avouie.
F. OT. HERLITZEA.
No. 228 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider's grocery. Rnct IslsnA
for fine filling
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Made la tha latest styla. Also repairing dons with neatness and dispatch.
House and Sign Painter.
Firs t-d ass draining and Paper Hanging.
P.O. Box 672.
comfort and durability.
AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES-
The most celicinns in the tri-rities. tnsdr fr..m . :rr eniM
and flavored with all the popnlar flavor, in ai y iu M s
suit. Special attention pid to mpj.hini: j i.i. .-. ;r -J
parties, socials, etc.
Pnrtv uul k. .,n w -i-i-v. ..u.ir . I .:f."
Shop Fourth Ave. bet. list and Hi S.