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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, AUG., 22, 190.
Pnbllohed Dally and Weekly at 1094 Second Ave
nue, Kock Island, 111.
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All communications of a critical or arsrnmenta
tlye character, political or religious, man bsve
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'Anonymous communication not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
In Kock Island county.
Friday, Acoost 22. 1880.
For United States Senator Johw M. Paimkb
Tor State Tieasnrer Edwako 8. Wilson.
KorSupt-of Public Instruction.... Hbwrt Raab.
Kor rvti.V,!l,0,B :::::":::n.w.
University, ) ....Richabp D, Moroak.
For Congress Bsw T. Cablc
For State Senator R. H H ism an
For Countr Judge .
For County Clerk Charlks Criittz
ForSheritt C. D. Coupon
For Treasurer Oto. B. Bsowmii
For County Supt. of Schools. Cbs. B Makkhall
The democrats of McDonough county
nominated an exceptionally strong ticket
last Saturday, and one which it is confl
dently believed will be elected iu its en
tirety. Thr prohibitionists of the Eleventh
district have nominated S. T. Shelinn. of
Cameron. Warren county, ' for congress.
The probabilities are that Oest will re
ceive more votes than he does, however.
Hon. Rourr Q Mills, the Texas
statesman, has consented to deliver two
speeches in Illinois this month. Doth
will be made in Congressman Fithian's
district one at Greenup on August 25th,
and the other at Olney the following day
Peyton Huberts, member of the
republican state central committee from
this district, was defeated this wee
for the republican nomination fo
county treasurer of Warren county
Thus is another of Goal's henchmen laid
F. J. Von Ach, a commercial travele
who often visits here, was in the employ
of Is. 1 . Cable for nine years.and in con
versatinn with us a short time ago said
"There is not a man iu the state wbo
will do more for a prior man than Mr
Cable. Mr. Cable has always main
tamed the most friendlv relations with
his workmen, and has never had a strike
in his mines. If Mr. Cable is elected to
congress the interests of the laboriug
men of this district will be safe in his
hands." Oquawka Democrat.
..Makes I n Mmllr,
Were it not for the keen anguish man
ifested by Ihe republican press of the dis
trict over Ihe democratic nomination for
cougress, their puerility would famish
side-splitting laughter. In view of iheir
pitiable contortions, however, we restrain
our hilarity to an audible smile. The
Macomb Journal for instance says:
"Benjamin Cable, E-u , (who by the
way takes it as a
called Ben Cable.)''
insult to be
Now, how sublimely ridiculous is such
twaddlel How argumentative it ist But
for the sake of disputing the assertion
made by the Macomb luminary, we w
say mat we nave never heard nor seen
Mr. Cable addressed as it stttes, before
if. n i i t
air. came s autograpn lias always reai
"Ben T. Cable." but if Le should choose
to write it "Benjamin" we don't believe
that anyone with good sense would ob
ject to it. With the Journal' permission
after November the prefix "Hon." will be
Mere are more republican press opin
ions culled by the Keithsburg Netts, on a
par with that of the Macomb sheet:
Cable has a million. Aledo I2ecmJ
Cable has a har'l. Keithsburg Time
Cable is a millionaire. Oquawka Jour
Cable is a rich man, with millions.
New Windsor Mail.
Cable Iir9 a bar'l. Monmouth Allan
Cable has a railroad. Koseville Times
Cable has money. Muline Iipateh
Cable, the millionaire. New Boston
Cable has a coal mine Graphic.
Mr. Cable is a millionaire. Bushnell
FAIR WOMAN IN A RAGE.
An Irate Wife Knives Cain with Liquor-
Mauiov. Iml., Aiii. furious on
elauijlit on the stock ami fixtures of Em
ery Shields' dru store, at Point Iiabel,
was niale Thursday evening lv Airs. Cm
mett Sizlove. The liuslmiid of the latter,
. ;i !it . . .
a ine-iniii man in noon circumstances, is
addicted to ilrink, nnd imbibjs the bad
whisky which Shield,, keeim In stock.
Wednesday Sizlove got druuk mid fell off
tne rKir of hm tile-mill, wh.-re hi had
climbed to inspect a flue. A severe Rash
was inflicted oi his head and ho lay un
conscious for several hours. Mrs. Sizlove,
who had frequently protested against the
aale of Jujuor to her husband, visited
Shields and demanded damages.
A Woman' Itite Let Loose.
This was refused. At this the outraged
nuumu lusi uer temper anu mzmi an ax
that was nt hand. Sim struck at every
thing that was in siht. A show case was
demolished, bottles were knocked rU(ht
and left, and an assortment of clocks and
cheap jewelry was reduced to old junk.
Btnelds made no move to interfere, and
wuen tils visitor stoped about FiOJ worth
of goods had been wrecked. .Mrs. Sizlove
departed .vith the warning that if any
more whisky was sold her husband Shields
might expect even a worse dose. Public
sympathy is with the woman.
They Propose to Tke a Ilaml In Ilun-nlng-
Bostov, Aug. 2J. The state general
council of the British-American associa
tion held its semi-annual session Wednes
day. About fifty branches in the state
were represented. .Tames Weruyss, Jr.,
president of the state council and also of
the national council, recommended in his
address a more aggressive policy on the
part of the association; to adopt a strictly
British-American political platform; to
hold state and city conventions subse
quent to those of the political parties; to
endeavor to bring about unity of
political action with the Patriotic Sons
of America, the Uuited American
Mechanics, the American Order of Protec
tion, the Loyal Men of American Liberty,
the Loyal Women of American Liberty,
and the Get There association, and to en
deavor to secure the co-operation of the
colored men, many of whom are British
born and in sympathy with the purposes
of the association. The subjects broached
in the address were the tqpic of a vigor
ous discussion, and the recommendations
for energetic participation in state and
municipal politics were adopted. A state
convention will accordingly be called. i
Wanted by the Knights in Fight
CASH, SOT TALK, THE ESSENTIAL.
The Master Workmnn Makes an Appeal
to the People and to Organized Labor
for the Sinews of War He Hauls Webb
and the Plnkertons Over Hot Coals A
Straight Question to Chief Arthur
Asked to Stand Up and lie Counted on
One Side or the Other.
New YoitK, Aug. 22. The statement
yesterday that General Master Workman
Powderly had issued an appeal to the
Knights of Labor calling on them to
strike against the New York Central was
somewhat premature, as was the sensa
tional report that the firemen at Buffalo
had quit work. The firemen say they will
not quit until they get the word from
their officers, but it is evident that they
expect that word in the near future, and
will obey it with alacrity. Powderly'a ap
peal was issued last night and ia "to the
people," and gives the situation, as seen
by the Knights of Labor and their leaders,
at great length.
Appeal of the Chief K. of L
Mr. Powderly'a appeal is as follows:
"To the People: For some time the
management of the New York Central
and Hudson River railroad have been dis
charging employes who have been active
in labor affairs. It happens that all those
who have been dismissed are members of
the order of Knights of Iabor, and have
at one time or another been officers of the
order, or have served on committees which
waited on the officials with a view to pre
senting grievances. These discharges be
came so frequent, and were so clearly evi
dence of a settled purpose on the part of
the company to disrupt and destroy the
organization of the Knights of I-nbor on
the Central system that the executive
board of District assembly No. &trt,
which the Kuights of I .abor upon the sys
tem are enrolled, found it necessary to
call a stecial meeting iu New York to con
sider the sitnation.
Holland' Interview With Webb.
In the 'meantime the executive board
having been apprised of the condition
affairs sent one of his members, Mr. J
Holland, to New Y'ork, with instructions
to use all possible efforts to bring about
an amicable adjustment of the difficulty.
Ou his arrival in New York, after a con
ference with the representatives of th
district assembly, in the course of which
he obtained a full knowledge of the
trouble from the standpoint of the men.
he waited upon Mr. II. Walter Webb,
uuru vice president anu acting manager
of the company, to adjust the difficulties.
Mr. Webb -denied that there was any
trouble existing between the company
and its employes, and frequently declare
that he would not discuss the matter wit
any one not an employe of the company
and closed the interview.
Mo Alternative brit to Strike.
"Finding all efforts to effect a peaceable
settlement of their grievances impossible,
and being convinced that it was only
question of time when they would one and
all be disc ha reed unless they forfeited
their manhood and abandoned their privi
leges as citizens of a free country by
renouncing their right to join their fel
lows in an organization calculated to pro
tect tneir just rights without intrenching
upon those ol ctbers, the district execu
tive board had no alternative but to order
a strike, which they did."
Efforts of Powderly and Devlin.
Air. Powderly then goes on to give the
details of the interviews with Toucey and
Webb on Wednesday substantially as re
ported In these dispatches, wita the addi
tion that Devlin "asked if he was to nn
derstand that Mr. Webb assumed that th
public and the employes had no rights
mat be was bound to consider, and if he
looked upon the matter simply as though
the railroad was his own private property.
If so, there was no need of saying any
thing further. Mr. ebb hesitated, and
then took refuge in silence. The public
may have formed erroneous impressions of
the position of the Knights of Labor in
the controversy. W e do not pretend to
dictate to the company that it shall not
discharge employes, but in all fairness the
discharged man should be told why he is
Blacklisted for Promoting Legislation.
"During the session of the state legisla
ture the Knights of Labor of New York
were active in the passage of the weekly
pay bill. The committee of the knights.
representing the employes of the New
York Central railroad, were met at Albany
Dy tne attorneys of. the railway and brow
beaten, questioned, and terrorized. Some
of the members of that committee who
were at the time employed by the New
York Central were discharged without
any given cause. There is not a doubt in
the minds of the committee that these
men were singled out for endeavoring to
secure tne passage or the above mentioned
Will Stand by the Men.
"After thoroughly investigating the
causes which led to the strike, and after
making every effort in their power to in
duce the company to arbitrate or submit
to an investigation by impartial men of the
question at issue, the general executive
board bave by an unanimous vote
determined to stand bv the men
wno, wnecner tneir strike was op
portune or no, nau no alternative consis
tent with their manhood. I have no
doubt that it is the determination of the
management to destroy the organization
of labor along the line of the New York
Central, unless that organization sub
serviently bends its knee to the will of the
A Question of Veracity.
During the controversy Messrs. Toucev
ana v ebb stated and repeated the state
meut that the men were not discharged
because they were Knights of Labor, and
they expect the public to believe them.
simply because they say so. Both of these
gentlemen deny certain things in relation
to their conversation with me. which both
Mr. Devlin and myself are prepared to
make affidavit to. I may therefore be ex
cused if I am not prepared to accept as
true oeyonu question any dental by them
of statements made by men whose words
should be of equal value with theirs."
Wants Money Hut Not Moral Support.
Mr. Powderly then with much elabora
tion gets down to the pith of his document
He says the strikers do not need moral
support, but money, and this he asks not
only of organized labor but also of the
general public, whose battle he claims the
knight are fighting. He charges that the
wl animus of the action of the New York
Central is the work the knights are doing
in tne crusade lor control or cornorationa
and syndicates and government by the
people. He then makes a vigorous attack
on the Pinkertons, whom he calls a hire-
mg mob employed to provoke men to an
ger, and shoot down those who ask for
A Promise of Good Order.
He promises that the knights will com
mit no unlawful act from the beginning
to the end of the strike, and then returns
to the attack on Kobert Pinkerton and his
men, and says that a man named Potte
shek, who could scarcely speak English,
was hired as a watchman by the Central,
and then given a denutv sheriff's rnm mis-
lion, & club and a Distol and told to nm
them. He wants to know why these
blank commissions are placed in the hands
of such men. and savs he wrote to th
sheriff of Hemselaer county to kntfw if he
would swear in 200 deputies to protect the
knights, and was refused.-
Jnmplng on II. Walter Webb.
The document then nroceeds: "H. Wal
ter Webb never did one stroke of work to
secure the wealth he now u buses. It
came to him by inheritance and he does
not fully appreciate lt, and regards it aa
something to be used for himself alone.
The elder Vanderbilt was a Workman and
knew something altout the feelings of the
man who toils. It was during his days
that the record of the New York Central
for generous treatment xf 'fork men was
made and not under the -pr tsent manage
ment." He concludes by r lite rating the
appeal for funds, and an appeal to the
men at work to come out. Contributions
to the fund are to be sent to John W.
Hayes, 814 North Broad strt, Philadel
phia. A BLAST AT CHIEF ARTHUR.
The Blaster Workman Calls on Him to
State His Position.
Later iu tho day the raaaber workman
turned his battery on Chief Arthur, of
the engineers' brot herhood. He calls at
tention to the fact that there is a strike on
the Central "on a principle vhich you can
not afford to ignore," and says that in
many cases the places of the firemen are
taken by the engineers, who get off their
cabs to pick up the shovels d ropped by the
firemen. He does not ask Arthur to offi
cially sanction the strike, b tit to see that
his men do not do the work ol' the strikers,
as the man who takes the place of another
in this fight is untrue to the cause of or
Choose Whom Ye Will Serve.
Mr. Powderly says: "The Knights of
Labor desire to know where you stand on
this question, for you are authorized to
voice the sentiments of your order. The
members of the various brotherhoods of
railway employes are desire us of know
ing where you stand, for on your answer,
and we desire a public one, depends the
future of your association. We desire to
know where to place it. Shall it be
classed among the organizations of in
dustry or among the allies of capital
We want to know from your own
lips where to assign the Britherhoodof
Ijocomotive Engineers in t le roster of
organizations. Your voice must
be heard either on the side of the railway
or the men. Which will it be?"
An Alleged Pinkerton Plot.
President Cleary of the K. of L. told a
mass meeting Wednesday that he had been
approached by a well dressed stranger.
wno gave mm signs ana passwords now
not used in the knights, and then proposed
to him to go into a scheme to blow up
Central bridges with dynamite. Cleary
cnarged that the man was a Pinkerton
sent among them to get them into plots of
that kind, and had resolutions passed re
iterating the charge and declaring that
the men would win this fight by legiti
Itwin't Order a Rtrlle.
Mr. Powderly said last evening:
never ordered a strike in my life. In this
case we have "imply come to ti e aid of the
men who are out. Unless we say the
strike is on there is nothing for us to da
We have ottered to arbitrate, to in vest i"
gate ami to question the men, and thus
secure evideuce, but the company will
accept nothing. What can we do, except
Powderly Watched by Detctlves.
New Yokk, Aug. 2i Mr. Powderly
was much exercised over tl e way in
which he had been "shadiwed and
houuded" by detectives, for ti e purpose,
supposedly, of bringing a criminal charge
before the graud jury. Mr. Webb said:
"It is untrue that I have been hounding
Mr. Powderly and his associate with de
tectives for the purpose of making crim
inal charges against them before the
grand jury," but added that he would do
all In his power to find out what was going
on in tne enemy s rants.
Sitnation at Albany.
ALBAW, Aug. 22. There was an air of
jubilation about the headquarters of the
strikers yesterday. They wen figuring
np the loss to the Central so far and esti
mated it at r2,000,000. They claimed that
the men employed to take tho strikers'
places were frequently deseiting and
leaving the company in the lurch. The
railway officials said that tl ey were
moving freight and would move more as
eacn uay came along. Tne crossings are
still guarded by police and Pinkerton
Not Looking for Trouble Before Tuesday.
CHICAGO, Aug. 2a There is a report
afloat that the Lake Shore and other east
bound lines iu the Vanderbilt ey tern were
refusing perishable fruit yesterday con
signed via the New York Centrtl. This.
however, was denied by the officials of the
road. Kegarding the prospect for a strike.
Division Superintendent Amsdent, of the
Lake Shore, expressed the opinion that if
it came, it would not reach here before
Talk at Chicago.
Chicago, Aug. 22. John A. Hall, of
the switchmen's association, le:t to-day
for Terre Haute. Before leaving he said
he hoped that there would not lie a gen
eral st rike, but if one was ordered it would
be a big thing, and the men would win
no matter at what cost. John Downey, of
the same order, and J. J. Hanahtn, of the
firemen's brotherhood, expressed the same
Angus Cameron fell from the Masonic
temple at Traverse City, Mich., Thursday,
and was killed.
The employes of the Pennsylvania rail
way are making a move iu the din c tion of
a request for increased wages.
John Henderson, a negro in jail at Vei-
sailles, Ky., for runnier, was taken out by
a moo lnursuay and banged.
The New York Central strike h a; made a
rresh-beef famine in New Haven. They
get an tneir Deer irom Chicago.
Miss trances W illard denies a report
wnicn was current in Chicago that she
had joined the Salvation Army.
it is estimated that the nun, be r of
bouses destroyed by the cyclone at Wiikes
barre was 400, and the money losset nearly
The Thousand Island Park hotel and
five cottages at Thousand Island Park, on
the St. Lawrence, were burned Thursday
morning. Loss, $100,000.
A ditch has just been comoleted in Cal
houn County, la,, which is 26 mile lonir.
over 20 feet wide and 8 feet deep. It will
drain several thousand acres of sv amna.
The Pennsylvania Prohibitionists in
state convention at flarrisbtirg, Thursday
nominated Charles W. Miller for govern
or and Charles C. Hyatt for lieu euant
Annie Staken. who was dantreronslv
hot by Peter McCrary, at Louisville, six
weeks ago, because she refused to marrv
him, has changed her mind and will take
him for better or worse.
One result of the peace between Guate
mala and San Salvador is that President
Barillas, of the former country, has re
tired, Vice President Ayala assuming
power and arranging for an election of a
There was a hairpulling in the narlor of
the Griswold house, at Detroit, Thursday,
between Mrs. E. Adams, of Cleveland, and
miss JMia isrodley, who had abducted the
former's daughter. Miss Bradley lout the
hair and also the abducted girl. .
Sandy T. Corum, colored, has brr usht
suit at Cleveland. O., against Rev. T. F.
Hildreth for alienating the affections of
his wife, who is very black. She says the
charge is true with all that it implies,
while Hildreth says it is blackmail.
A man named Nelson, while drivinar a
load of stone into the new First Kegi nent
Armory building, corner of Michigan
aveuue and Sixteenth rtreet Chicago,
Thursday, failed to notice a beam a:rosa
the entrance aud his head struck it with
uch , force as to knock him from the
wagon. He fell on his head, breaking his
Heavy Failure In Clothing.
NASHVILLE. Tenn.. Ainr. 23. B. H
Cooke St Co., one of the largest clotlu'ng
houses in the south, established tw.nic.
five years ago. made an assignment yef ter
Liabilities about $200,000: aateta
.J,UU0. The pressure of eastern creditor,
brought on the break.
LEFT IN DISGUST.
A Show of Temper in the Raum
000PEB GETS HIS BACK AWAY UP
And Leaves the Boom In Wrath Because
Point Is Decided Against Him He
Cools Off and Comes Back, However
Bantu Puts In Some Denials The Treas
ury Changes Its Offer for Honds A
Statesman Who Is Evidently Mot a
Poet Very Much.
Washington City, Aug. 23. The spe
cial house committee appointed to investi
gate the charges made by Representative
Cooper, of Indiana, against Commissioner
of Pensions Raum began its investigation
yesterday. Commissioner Raum was the
first witness called. Cooper stated to the
committee that the-charges' he had made
were based upon newspaper items, but he
had ascertained himself by private inquiry
that there was foundation for them. He
thought the investigation was due con
gress, as well as the commissioner himself,
with whom his relations had always been
Cooper and the Committee.
He (Cooper) had been omitted from the
committee on the ground that he was an
interested party. Iu that action he had
at first acquiesced, but he had foundsiuce
that there was no precedent for leaving
off the committee the mover of the reso
lution under which it was appointed. He
had no special desire to serve, but he
stated the fact to explain his relation to
the investigation. He had no personal
grievance against the commissioner, and
was present because the committee on
rules preferred to have him appear as an
attorney for the United States and the
Kaiim Ue(in His Testimony.
Commissioner Raum then took the stand
and said he was present to give all the in
formation he possessed hearing upon his
official conduct, aud he feared no in vest i
gation. But be objected to dragging in
the private books of the refrigerator com
pauy, as it had nothing to do with the
charge of official corruption. There
fore he declined to bring the books called
for. Ho would state broadly that no stock
had been offered to any of the employes
of the pension office, nor had any stock
been sold any employe of that office, nor
had any employe been promoted as a re
suit of taking stock in the company.
Cooper Becomes Huffy.
Shortly after this an incident occurred
that gave more life to the proceedings.
Cooper asked Raum to state how much he
was worth. To this question the members
of the committee objected on the ground
that it was not proper. Cooper became
excited, and said that it was plain that
the committee was endeavoring to shield
Raum. Ibis remark caused excitement,
and the scene was intensified when Coope:
rose from his seat and walked out of the
room, evidently very angry. The exami
nation of Raum was then continued with
With Reference to lesion.
On cross-examination by Lewis, Raum
said that, he had abolished th e practice of
calling np cases out of their order, and
that under the new order Mr. Ieinon, to
bis knowledge, bad not been shown any
preference whatever. For the informs
tion of the committee Raum had read or
ders issued by him creating the com
pleted tiles and notifying agents to apply
lor a settlement of completed cases.
That Note for 85,000.
iwis, referring to na urn's previous
statement that be had transferred to
Lemou $100,000 of stock in a gypsum mine
as consideration for indorsing Raum's
note for $25,000, asked how much the
stock in the gypsum mine was worth. He
thought Raum should tell the committee
this. Raum said the stock was worth
Want Cooper to Come Back.
Lewis at this point said that the sudden
and inconsiderate withdrawal of Cooper
bad placed Goodnight and himself (the
Democratic members of the committee) in
an awkward attitude. That the in vest i
gation nuu'lit he thorough, it was neces
sary that Cooper should return. Cooper
would return if he and Goodnight would
request it. Cooper bad left the room in
some temper, and others also had shown
The Angry 8tatesman Kelurn.
Judge Jere Wilson, who said that he
represented Capt. Ienion as a friend dur
ing the latter's absence in Kurnpe, said
he hoped that Cooper had withdrawn
permanently. 1-wis said that he
thought that Cooper was wrong in
asking the question that caused the
rupture, and he had voted with
his Democratic brother to sustain the
question on general principles, and rather
reluctantly. Ibis remark caused much
laughter. Cooper was sent for and shortly
appeared, 'itie committee, however, de
cided to close the inquiry for the day.
WANTS TWENTY MILLIONS.
another tiller or the Treasury to Pur
Washington- Citv, Aug. 23. The fol
lowing circular was issued from the treas
ury department at a late hour last night:
In pursuance of the authority contained
In sections S.fiW and 3,699 of the revised
siatutes of the United States, nublic
notice is hereby given that any time be
fore September 1, 1890, the secretary of the
treasury will receive at the treasury de
partment in the city of Washington,
u. i,., or at the ollice of any assistant
treasurer of the United States, and
win redeem at par A Der cent
bonds of the acts of Julv 4. 1870
and January 30, 171, to an amount not
exceeding rjo.000,000; and on or immedi
ately after Sept. 1, 18Xl, will prepay to
the owners of the bonds so received, all
the interest on said bonds to and includ
Ing Aug. 81, 1691, without iebate of in
terest. The circular of Aug. 10. 1800. ia herebv
rescinu a. v 1LLIAM W I.VDOM.
It is es plumed at the treasurv denart-
ment mac tne slight delay In making the
prepayment of interest on the $30,000,000
of bonds is made necessary by the fact
that the law does not permit the anticipa
tion of more than one year's Interest.
The Congressional Summary.
Washington City, Aug. 22. In the sen
ate yesterday Plumb's resolution to pre
vent the sale of liquor in the senate wing
of the Capitol was debated, but finally
went over and the tariff bill was taken
up. Coke and Faulkner made speeches
against the bilL House amendments to
the annate bill to bridge the Mississippi
were agreefi to; so was the conference re
port on the bill to increase the clerical
force In the pension office. A brief secret
session was held.
In the house senate bills for bridges
across the Mississippi between the mouth
of the Missouri and the mouth of tho Il
linois were passed. The bill for adjust
ment of accounts under the eight-hour
law was debated without final action, and
the lard bill was discussed further and at
6 o'clock a recess was taken to 8 o'clock,
the evening session being devoted to fur
ther debate on the bilL
Cupid Among the Preaa dang-.
Washington Citt, Aug. 22. Cupid is
doing his best to improve the condition of
the few bachelors still remaining on
Newspaper row. The engagement is an
nounced of Miss Lillian Jay Lash, of Chi
cago, to Arthur W. Duun, of The St. Paul
Pioneer Press bureau in this city. The
wedding will take place in Chicago early
in October. CoL Perry Heath, of Indian
apolis, will be married next month to an
Indiana girl. George Apperson, of The
St Louis Globe Democrat, and Charles A.
Conant, of The Boston Post, will be mar
ried in September.
It Goo Right Along with Awful
. . Persittenre.
EOEEOK IS A CARTRIDGE FACTORY
Somebody Explodes a Can of Powder and
the Result Is One Dead and Others Fa
tally Hurt Some Sights at the Scene of
the Disaster The Wall of a Street Car
Barn Blows Down and Crushes Seven. '
Blite Island, 111., Aug. 22. There was
a terrific explosion in the St andard Cart
ridge factory yesterday afternoon in which
three laborers were killed and thirteen
others seriously wounded, three of whom
will die. The explosion occurred in the
packing room, but what caused it no one
seems to know. No one was about the
packing room at the time of the accident,
and those who were injured were working
in the engineer's department All the
machinery in the factory was destroyed,
and the windows of houses for blocks
around the building were broken. The
fatally injured were sent to Chicago on
the Rock Island train to be conveyed to
the county hospital. One of the injured
is reported to have died ou the way to the
The Dead and Wouuded.
Charles V. Seidell, 25 years old, single,
was killed. The injured are as follows:
E. B. Burke, face, hands, arms, and body
burned; Prank Ijws, face, chest, and
limbs burned; George Wells, face aud
hands burned; Alec Lamor, faco burned;
Ida Wicks, leg badly burned; Mary Sephen,
chin and nose mangled; Annie Mc
Elbach, side burned and hair
scorched; Kiunia Schoup, arms burned;
ljena Schoup, face and hands burned;
Iiena Roll, face and arms burned; Kugene
Reinherger, face burufd; Will Dorman,
face and hands badly burned; Joe Hassett,
C. Bremeister nud Mark llarney faces
Terrible Scene of Suffering.
When help came to the nufortunatea
girls were found lying half naked iu the
mud and grass, and crying for someone
to relieve their sufferings. Stripped of
their clothing, they were blistered and
blackened and 'swollen till their most in
timate friends scarce knew them. Of the
twelve girls employed iu the factory only
three escaped without injury. The re
maining niue were removed to a farm
house half a mile away, where they were
given medical attention, and afterwards
supplied with clothing and removed to
their homes. The ages of the girls ranged
from 14 to 19 years.
Incident ol the DUaster.
Ida Wick, aside from the terrible burns
she received, was crushed under a piece
of iron that fell out of a machine. She
was engaged fn packing and labeling
cartridges not far from the machine that
exploded. Mark Harney, who was one of
the most terribly burned, was feeding
blank shells into the tube of the machine
that exploded. He was blown up in the
air by the explosion and fell in tho fire.
There he lay, tumble to extri
cate himself from the twisted
rods, until the Mivke had partially
blown away ami he was helped out. by his
brother. His face, arms and body were
almost riv-ked in plaivs, and every par
ticle of clothing he had ou save his shoes
and stockings was burned off. Alexander
Lamor. whose injuries will prohnbly
cause his death, was working at a machine
just next to the one that was blown up.
Almost every portion of his liody was
burned. Hud he was g.-ished about tie
abdomen. His wounds were buined aud
blackened by the mwtler.
The proprietors of the factory say the
, , , . ,
utMiri tiiM-nuM-HHv i ne uross careless
ness of one of ihe men in opening a can of
Iowier wun a iiniiitner and elnsel.
CAUGHT UNDER A WALL.
Seven Person Prnh-tbly Meet Sudl
Death in Philadelphia.
PliU Al-KI l-iilA, Aug. 2 Four persons
were killed, three probably fataily in
jured, and thft-e ol hers furiously hurt by
the falling of a wall of the stables of the
Thirteenth and Sixteenth street car com
pany at Twelfth street and Susquehanna
avenue lat evening during the prevalence
ol a severe wind and rain storm. The
killed are: August Paul, a car driver, and
ins wire; i iiarles Severn, a car conductor:
Charles risher, a driver.
Fatally and Otherwise Hurt.
Henry Jacoby, conductor; James Mar
tin, driver, and Charles lirown, a passen
ger, were so badly injured that they will
probably die; Henry 1 rod wetter, a stable
man; a son of August Paul, and an tin
known boy, are very severely hurt
and their recovery is doubtful; John
Christy, a horse changer, has been miss
mg since the wall fell, and it is lelieved
that be Is boned in the ruins.
Crushed In a SI reel Car.
Driver Putil was an old employe of the
road. His wife, accompanied by their
only son, had brought, his supper to him.
anu i ne inree were sKimg In the car to
gether while Paul ate his meal. In this
car wasulso t onduotoi Severn and Charles
Hrown. when the wall fell in this car
was completely crushed, and the horses
killed. Paul ami his wife were instantly
killed. Severn expired in a few minutes
after being taken Irom the wr-k. Brown
bad both arms and liotb legs broken
i am s sou nan one arm broken and is
oi.ierwise M-rioii-ly hurt.
A TERRIBLE FLIGHT.
The Result of Sprinkling Oasoline
rer a House.
hYKAfTSK, V ., Aug. 23. -The spectacle
Of a ninn w ith his clothes on fire flying
through the air was witnessed hen- yester
day, the result of an exnlosion whieh
wrecKcti the Williamson mansion, the
home of young Williamson, who is soon
towed Miss Winnie Dtvis. Durincr tha
alisence of the family thegardenor. Cyprica.
ouvrett, was fumigating the house with
sulphur. Fires were lighted aud nails of
gasoline sprinkled aliout the rooms. A
suuuen exnlosion wrecked and . .
house on fire and blew Convrett nut. r.f -
neeouii story winnow. He died from his
injuries. . Jaws on house, f 40,000.
Five Persons Drowned.
New Yokk, Aug. 23. At Whit ston-
L. I., yesterday three youne men anrl
three girls belonging to an excursion
party irom new York, started out into
me uay iu a row boat Thmmzh the mi.
management of t he men the lioat . t,.
set and five of the party were drowned tn
K ,r ,u"ow excursionists
.uU.c i . reseueu one, a woman
saved with difficulty.
Wm. Dutcbinson, of Benton. Illinois.
while dealing in cattle and horses in Texas
last September, was taken with a very
severe attack of cholera morbus and
diarrbret, coming, he supposed, from a
change of drinking water. A local drug
gist advised him to take Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhea Remedy.
The second dose, he says, effected a com
plete cure, and he now takes pleasure in
recommending it to others. For sale at
25 and 50 cents per bottle by
Harts & Bahnskk.
Mathew'Armstrcnsr. of Crofton. Kt..
now in his seventieth year, says be has
been tronbled with diarrhoea every sum
mer as far back as be can recollect. He
has in his time used many medicines, but
none equal to Chamberlan's Colic Chol
era and Diarrhoea remedy. This remedy
is prompt in 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
Habtz & Bahksbr.
Dr. A. T. Doll, who has been in ttie
practice of medicine at North English.
Iowa, since 1863. says be often prescribes
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diais
rboea remedy, because be knows it to be
reliable. For sale by
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AT POPULAR PRICES
Is always to be found at
Robt, Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT, IA.
For Men, Ladies and
The Work of Coquette.
Kl Pa, Te.T., Aug. 23 J ote Maria
Marines, of thia city, shot and fatally
wounded Simon Fierro, of Las Crucea,
New Mexico. Tuesday night. Both men
were in love with a dark-eyed nenorita
and she led each to believe he was the
Hallway Appoint meut.
OMIHA, Neb.. AuK. 2i W.H. Baldwin,
vice president of the Montana Union, was
yeMtilay appointed assistant vice presi
dent of the Union Pacific, with head
quarter in this city. The appointment
ill take effect Sept. 1.
Marring- nt MIm Julia l.arrabro.
Di-nrQi it, la., Autr. 33. Miss .inlia Lar
rabeo, second daughter of ex Governor
Larrabee, and Dan love. of Kansas, were
married Wednesday at the Larrahee man
sion in Clermont. Ia.
, . Chicaoo, An. 21.
On tho board of trade to-dsy quoin turns wr
sa follows: Vbt No. 2 XeptemW. openo.1
$1.01, closed $1.0 J': December, opened 1.07fc
closed ll.IGH; May, opened and closed
ft. It's, t'oru No. x August, opened 48o,
closed 4mo; September, opened closed
bc; Way, opened Me. closed 63kn. Oats
No. t August, opened 87c, closed STtgc; Sep.
tember. opened !W$c, chned SBtc; May
opened aio, closed ?c. Pork-Mepteniber',
oenea ana closed u.i; January, opened
li.nu, ciosea vis.Kst: May, opened
oiosea y.-m. i.ra September,
Live stock Union stock yards prices: Hoes
Market opened active and Ftrong for fen-4
hits; prices 6c higher: iRht (Trades. $3.51
4.15; rouKh packing M4.ia3.7fc mixed lots,
3.7tk44.0fi; heavy pack in t aud shipping hits,
lYnduce: Butter Fancy separator, 2$2ifo
per ; fine Bnthored cream. 1618; gne to poo I
Imitations, lUUc; darie. floe fresh. 1618:
fresh packing stocks. 67o. Ers-Striclljr
fresh. lBlc per do. Poultry-Chickens,
hens, 8lSo per lb; sprint; chickens, pic;
roosters. fMjW ; torkeya. inire.l lota.
dncks, 88,9c; spring- ducki, 10Uo; pee, $&i
perdnz. Potatoes-Early O.iln. t2.7.Vii3.UU mr
bbl; New Jersey Rose, $X5iaX7s. Apples
New Illinois frreen, $i'.00 i 2.M per bbL Herrie
Huoklebftrrie-6Dij.7nc per box; Sl.lkl per 16-ot
case. Hlaok berries Mlohiirao. il.nij.1 At n..
New York, Au. a.
Wheat No. t red winter uh i rai-a
i. ns; do September. 1 frx- d rwh..
do December. $l.im. Own -No. i mixed!
:aefro casa: do (September. 65c; do Orto-
oer, oa'fcc; cto December, Sn. Oats Quiet;
?.? ,U d r,h' 4.ic: do October.
4lUc. Rye On let. Rarlnv Oi.i-t
change I. Pork Dull; mess. 112.a0jliia.2i.
Uard -Nominally nnchanitd.
Lave Mock: I atUe Firm. hn M
beeves; dr seed beet ateadv: native ih tuz
a7c f . Sheep and Lam- a-Market firm
for good offering", but dull and weak f.
tpon; sheep, M.tOqS.S V 1(10 ts; lambs,
Oll'l lJlJttZ Market t,r. live hogs, $4.1'd
Ray Upland prairie. $Sl(M3.so
Hy Tlmatny OU&$.9.&0.
Hay Wild. S10.00.
Cord Waod$a S ft$4.rQ.
A eream of tartar baking powder. Highest of
all In leavening strength. V. 8. Q9rmmkt JU-fwrf4ay.n,1889.
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