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THE KOCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, AUG., 23, 1890.
Published Dallysnd weekly at IflW Second Ave
nne. Hock Island, ill.
J. W. Potter. - Publisher.
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All communication Of a critical or argnmema
tlve character, political or religion, mart have
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Anonymons communication not noticed.
Correpondence solicited from every township
la Uock Island county.
8 ATtJtR &.T, Apuust 83. 1890.
For United States Senator Joh M. Pnasa.
For State Tieannrer EdwaRO H. Wiuon.
ForSupt. of Public Instruction.. ..HtBRT Kaa.
, ) John Hhtamt.
For Trustees Illinois I N w oraha.
University, j ....Richahd D. Morgan.
ForConcrcss..... Bbw T. Cablb
For State Senator K. H II fun aw
,.. 1 O SOROS W. VlNTtlN
For Representatives JoB1( A- Wilon.
For Conntv Jnd?e
For County Clerk CuHt Omi'tx
ForSherilt C D. Oohdo
For Treasurer Obo. B. Bkowsbb
For County Supt. of Scheoht.CHt. B Marshall
Committeeman Haas is taking time by
the forelock . lie is Inclose communis
cation with Knox's undertaking estab
lishment and is making suitable arrange
ments for the anticipated republican ob
sequies in November. Haas is a thought
A cave larger than the celebrated Mam
mo'h cave of Kentucky is said to have
been discovered near Morniandy, Tenn.
An exploring party has penetrated the
cave for a distance of twenty miles with
out discovering the end.
Tiik New York World says of a comic
opcr celebrity who has had much .t:ra
tutious advertising during the silly sea
son: "OH the statje Miss Slanola is a
ery pUin and unattractive person. Flcr
fortune has centered entirely in her
voice and her shapely limbs."
If there is any man who knows public
sentiment in the lvcventh congressional
district that man is John O'Powd, the
penitil aiient of the Hnckford Insurance
Co. He sujs that wherever he goes he
hears warmest words of commendation
for Ben T. Cable, our iiext congressman.
If it wasn't for Cable's "b ir'l" what
would our poor republican exchanges do
for thunder? They seemingly have no
fault to find with Mr. Cable, but are
fighting his bar'l." While Mr. Cable's
"bar'l" is said to be large, yet it has been
diminished on many an occasiou by a
generous act of benevolence, notably at
one tune when be reimbursed the poor
Swedish widow with $5(X). an extortion
ate fee Mr. Qest bad charged for his ser
vices in a suit that never came to trial.
As only a little over two months inter
venes before the campaign closes, the
lamb-like demeanor of Wannamaker's
disciple in this city is somewhat remark
able. Has Boss Wells allowed his imsg
ination to lag to such an extent that le
does not think tbe "confederacy Is still in
the saddle." etc., etc. A fat office seems
to have had an excellent effect on Bro.
Wells. His rationality is not now ques
When President Harrison said to the
Orand Army of tbe Republic, "will you
permit me to wish for each of you a life
full of all sweetness, and that each of you
may preserve undimmed the love for tbe
flag which called vou from your homes
to stand under its folds, amid tbe shock
of battle and amid dying men," the Louis
ville Courier Jmirnnl says he exposed the
unscrupulous and insincere character of
the present republican leaders, contrast
ing their verbal professions and their at'
tempt to pass a force bill."
Wiikn Tom Keed started on his road
career as dictator of tbe bouse, tbe pre
diction was freely made that his policy
would expedite legislation, and cause an
early adjournment of congress. The pre
diction has not been fulfilled. Congress
has now been Id session eight months.
and the work of tbe session is still far in
arrears. The prospect is that tbe ad
journment will not come much before
October. The only plausible argument
in support of the speaker's revolutionary
policy is thus refuted by the record.
W ho in 'ablet
He is a man with a barrel, who has an
office in New York citv, as president of
the Rock Island railroad; and until he
was nominated for congress bis constitu
ents were not aware he was a citizen of
this district. Uoseville Time.
This is about as near tbe truth as the
republican papers of the district get when
referring to Mr. Cable, who is tbeir prin
cipal object of attack at the present time.
Tbe Keitbsburg New dresses down the
Time man for bis falsity in the following
The editor of the Roseville Time is
evidently better posted on postofllce mat
ters than matters of truths. If be is
posted on the latter he deliberately mis
represents. Ben. T. Cable, the demos
cratic nominee for congress in this dis
trict, is not R. R. Cable, tbe presi
dent of the Rock Island railroad, whom
the editor of the Timet evidently bad
in mind when be rushed into print
with the above. The two gentlemen
are very distant relatives. B. T.
Cable does not. own a railroad, neither
has be an office or residence in any
other town than Rock Island. He is a
citizen of this district, having grown to
manhood in his native city. lie knows
more of the needs of tbe district than the
editor of tbe Time or W . H. Gest. He
has tbe confidence and esteem of every
person in Rock Island. He gives more
to the needy poor of that city every year
tban any dozen men living there. He is
honeft, level-headed and generous
hearted. He is a gentleman of vast busi
ness interests, and would legislate for the
masses of the district. Mr. Cable is a
young man of unimpeachable character
and all the republican papers of the dis
trict can cay about him is that he is a rich
This is true. Bdt unlike many rich men,
he is generous to a fault, giving thous
ands of dollars every year to charity, and
enterprises that deserve aid. Tbe Cable
family gave $25,000 to a Swedish college
at aioune, tney gave a like sum to the
city of Rock Island for waterworks, they
have beautified and improved the city of
Rock Island in innumerable ways. Mr.
Cable baa not confined his charitable acta
to Rock Island, but has extended them to
this county, and tbe New could point out
numerous cases where his pocketbook
was open to the poor.. He never gave a
dollar in a boasting way, but on tbe oth
er hand he tried to cover It up to avoid
public notice. This is who Mr. Cable is.
LULL IN THE FIGHT.
Waiting for the Word from the
ALL EYES LOOK TO TERM HAUTE.
The Traffic Interests of the Country Now
in the Hand of the Supreme Council of
the Federation of Railway Employes
Chief Sargent Evidently for lladieal
Measure, New York State Arbitrator,
Correspond with Webb Chler Arthur
Saya the Engineer Will "Saw Wood."
TERRE HACTE, Ind., Aug. 23. It will
not be the fault of Frank P. Surgent, or
due to any deficiency iu his powers of per
suasion, if every employe of the New York
Central railroad, who is a member of any
of the various orders identified with the
Federation of Railroad Employes, does not
find himself enrolled under the banner of
the strikers by sundown to-day. The
grand master of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Firemen, reached here shortly after
3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. His mind
is fully made up that the exigencies of the
situation, demand heroic action. He first
had a conference with Grand Secretary
Debs, and later with (iraud Chief How
ard, of the conductors' brotherhood, and
Grand Master Wilkinson, of the train
A Talk with Sargent.
Mr. Sargent was interviewed and said
that Powderly was ritchl in the stand he
had taken. He said that the real animus
-rofVioe President Webb's action was a
war on organized lalor; that if he lientthe
knights he would then proceed against
the engineers, firemen, etc.. who are mem
bers of labor unions. Sargent said that
Webb bluntly told him that if a similar
condition of affairs were to obtain relative
to the firemen and he (Sargent) wanted to
investigate the cause of the discharge of a
man, he would not be permitted to do it;
the company, Webb said, was fully able
to attend to such matters without outside
Will Indorse Powderly.
Continuing Sargent said: "I have never
had a railway official to say such a thing
as that to men. They have always been
willing to have cases of discharge investi
gated. I shall heartily indorse
everything he has done wheu the question
comes up to-morrow as to what action
we shall take regarding the request ot
Powderly for assistance for that is the
form into which the matter will resolve
itself. It is not now a question as to how
much beef is buried on the New York Cen
tral, but whether orgauized labor shall be
crushed, and buried to boot."
I'robable Extent of the Strike.
Sargent when asked the question point
urn us as to wnetner in tne event ol a
strike being ordered it would be confined
to those ortioiis of the New York Central
now affected, or extend to the connections
west of liulTalo and the Vanderbilt lines
in general, said that this would be one of
the specific questions for the supreme
council to decide. If they decided to call
out the men they would also designate
the lines upon which the order should go
into effect. He did not, however, consider
it prudent at this time to discuss tbe scope
or their probable action.
Mr. Sargent was positive upon one
thing, and that was that the council
would be unanimous in whatever action it
took, and as he is in for a strike, it would
seem that strike it is, though the conclu
sion ot tne council s deliberations may
not be reached before 'Monday.
AT THE NEW YORK END.
Another Proposition for Arbitration Re
jected by Webb.
New Yoke, Aug. 23. Commissioner
Donovan yesterday sent the following let
ter to Vice President Webb and
one of similar import to T. V. Pow
derly: "It having come to the knowl
edge of the state board of mediation and
arbitration that another strike is seriously
threatened on the lines of your company,
i am instructed oy tne board to again
communicate with you and invite a joint
conference in the offices of your company
between you and representatives of your
employes with a view of de vising some
means, either by arbitration or such other
method as may be mutually agreed upon.
whereby the threatened strike may be
averted and abrupt interruption of travel
and transportation Tf freight be pre
Webb's I'neoniproinislng Reply.
To the above Mr. Webb sent a reply in
which he first says that a large number
of men have quit the employ of his com
pany; have not asked for re-employment
but ere continuing with the leaders of
labor organizations and seeking to pre
vent by threats, intimidation and in other
ways, the conferrance in lawful employ
merit of the persous who did not leave the
company's service, and others who have
been employed in the place of those who
did." This he says constitutes the pres
ent strike. The further strike may or
may not take place, aud he believes it will
Claims a Foil Complement of Hauds.
Mr. Webb then proceeds: "The operat
ing force of this company is full, the pas
senger service of the company is regular
ly performed, and there is no obstruction
to its freight service, except lawless inter
ference and the apprehension thereof. I
am not aware of any difference or griev
ance existing between the company and
its employes, and I must assume that tbe
conference suggested by you as between
the officials of the company and the repre
sentatives of our employes, is a confer
ence suggested between the officers of tne
company and the officials of the Knights
Io Not Represent Employe.
"These officials represent not our em
ployes, but persons who have lett our serv
ice, and have not asked to be re-employed;
but who, through those same officials of
the Knights of Ijabor, have asked that the
discharge by the company of certain per
sons prior to the 8th of August be submit
ted to their investigation, and to arbitra
tion by some tribunal to be selected in
some way; a request which I have felt it
my duty to decline." And he then declines
the proposal of the slat e board. He depre
cates interruption of traffic, but promises
that tf the state will see that the road aud
its employes is kept free from lawless in
terference, there will be no interruption.
Mr. Powderly's reply is a simple state
ment that the knights are not only will
ing but anxious for arbitration, and hold
themselves in readiness to submit the
question at any time.
Webb Makes an Explanation.
Mr. Webb said last night that no man
has been discharged because be was a K.
of 1a. or a member of any other labor or
ganization. He said some sixty men were
dismissed for drunkenness, incapacity,
breech of duty, insubordination, and for
lack of sufficient work to employ them,
and be had been asked by Mr. Powderly
to arbitrate in order to avoid a threatened
strike. He said he would decline to sub
mit the question of dismissal of employes
to arbitration as loug as he held his posi
tion on the road.
CHIEF ARTHUR TALKS.
Be Inclines to Reply to the Open Letter,
but Speaks Significantly.
.Cleveland, O., Aug. 2a Chief Arthur,
of the engineers' brotherhood, was asked
yesterday what he was going to do about
Powderly's letter to him. He said he had
no official evidence of any letter having
been written to him and would take no
notice of it. If Powderly wanted his
views let him write officially to him, and
they would be forthcoming. He had no
reason to doubt that Powderly wrote the
letter published, but that was not the way
to address him if Powderly wanted an
answer under Arthur's own signature.
Minding Their O.wu llusiu a.
Continuing Mr. Arthur said: "ou may
Btate-and 1 know no way of putting it
tronger that we are luindirig our own
business and will continue to do so. I
notice that Powderly complain that en
gineer are acting as firemen and taking
t he places of strikers. No word or notice
of this has b.-en received by ma In fact,
our position in the whole trouble is thor
oughly independent. I know nothing
more of the strike thau has been published
in the papers. I was not consult d or ad
vised of the affair in the beginning, and
therefore have no interest in it, only so
far as I am in sympathy with all classes
who are trying to better their condition.
The engineers will strike only on their
own account. The onler will take no of
ficial cognizance of the Ceutral trouble
unless complaints come from cur own
Features of the Situation.
New York, Aug. 23. The latest, devel
opment of the strike is a mass-meeting
to express sentiment against tbs exist
ence of "Pinkertou's private am y," and
in behalf of the right of citizens to organ
ize, to take, place next Tuesday evening.
The meeting was instigated by the Radi
cal club. Amoug the speakers invited are
T. V. Powderly, Samuel Goinjiers, Robert
G. Iugersoll, J. J. Holland and R ger A.
A telegram from'BuiTalo says tlat two
meu who had replaced strikers, were hit
on the head with coupling-pins an 1 badly
hurt last night. The strikers disc: aim re
sponsibility for the assaults, and as- tbe as
sailants escaped their identity is not
knowu. Some of Cant, kilroy's police
surprised a gang of toughs arrm-dwith
rocks aud couplin pins at the junction at
dusk lust nielil. They were wai:ing to
bombard a train, and the polio didn't
Sheriff Tappan deuies Powderly's charge
that he gave deputy sheriffs' commissions
to ignorant men.
Tbe Delaware and Hudson minagers
have been warned not to receive 'Central"
There are plenty of non-union men at
Buffalo, but they accomplish little !ecause
ot the work of strikers or toughs, who are
carrying on the usual style of wai fare in
It is stated that Vermont railw.ty em
ployes are rapidly biug enrolled iii labor
unions and getting ready to give the
Many of the non-union men brought to
Buffalo claim that they did not know they
were, to take strikers' places.
Getting Ready for Trouble.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. The Chicago
and Northwestern road refused last night
to accept shipments of live stock r per
ishable freight from here for Chicago aud
the east, pending settlement of stride. A
non-union fireman in the yards at Council
Bluffs was discharged yesterday at The re
quest of the union switchmen. Chairman
Yrooiuan, of tbe Union Pacific engineers
grievance committee, is in the city iu con
sultation with the men.
AN INFORMER IN PERIL.
Attempts to Kill a Man Who Turned
Boston, Aug. 23. Goachiui Cocrhiari,
who was one of the party poaching on tbe
grounds of Millionaire Cuuningha'n, at
Milton, when the latter was murdered,
was badly pounded with a bottle Thurs
day by an unknown Italian who evidently
intended to murder him. Cncchiari fired
four shots at his assailant, but the latter
escaped. Several attempts have been
made to kill Cocchiari, who turned s ate's
evidence iu the Cunningham affair, and
who is alleged to be marked for assassina
tion by a band of Italians.
Itase Kali Records.
ClilCAoo, Aug. 23. The base ball scores
made yesterday were as follows: .igue:
At Boston Boston tt, Cleveland 8; bat
teries Getzeiu and Bennett, Young and
Zimmer. At Philadelphia Pittsburg 0,
Philadelphia 12; batteries Osborn and
Decker, Gleason and Schriver. At Brook
lyn Chicago 1, Brooklyn 0; batteries
Stein and Kittridge, Terry and Daly. At
New York New York 4, Cincinnati 3;
batteries Daily and Buckley, Mullane
Brotherhood: At Boston Boston 10,
Buffalo 5; butteries Madden, Itadhourn,
and .Murphy, Cunningham and Mack. At
Philadelphia Philadelphia 7, Chicago 0;
batteries Knell aud Cross. Baldwin and
Boyle. At New York New York 11,
Cleveland 5; batteries )Day, Kwing and
Brown, JlcGill,aiul Brennan. At Br'ok
lyn Brooklyn 7. Pittsburg 5; batteries
Weyhing and Kinslow, Galvin, Maul and
Western: At Milwaukee Lincoln 1.
Milwaukee 8; at Omaha Sioux Citv 3.
Omaha ft; at Minneapolis St, Paul 4,
Henry George is on his way from I'.ng
lanil to this country.
The alleged case of cholera in London is
now said to be only a bad case of
Cholera is fearfully fatal in Japan. LTp
to July 8 3,000 cases were reported, ttl) per
cent, being fatal.
Hon. Roger Q. Mills, of Tex., addressed
a great throng at Creston, la., Friday, on
the political issues.
Hundreds of ieeburgs are afloat in the
path of the ocean steamers between thia
country and Kurope.
The brass workers have decided to se
cede from the Knights of Labor and go
into an organization of their own.
All Illinois crops have been greatly
damaged by dry weather, which has ha la
particularly bad effect on potatoes.
The battleship "Maine" will lie launch d
at Brooklyn navy yard Nov. 18 with gnat
ceremony. She is our biggest sea terror
About2'Klensineers, firemen, and switch
men employed by the Union Stock Yards
Switching association, at Chicago, are on
strike for an increase in wage.
It seems plain that the terrible railw iy
accident on the Old Colony road wis
caused by a railway "jack" which hud
been carelessly left on the road.
Capt. Wet.he.reu, of tbe t'.l-fated "Sea
Wing, is helil responsible for tbe disastor
by the oiiiciul report of the United Suit
inspectors, and will be prosecuted.
At the Hudson River Driving park,
Pougbkeepsie, N. Y, Friday, Belle Ham
lin was driven to leather own record of
2:12; 4, but could do no better tban 2:13 ,'.
The liltel suit of Col. W. W. Dudhy
against The Now York Times Publishing
company has been discontinued by con
sent of counsel. The alleged libel in
ferred to the "blocks of five" letter.
The briekmakers who supply New York
with brick have begun their boycott tj
meet similar action of the walking dele
gates against two of the manufacturers,
aud in three days there will be no brick it
An accident occurred to the train con
veying Bailey & Barnum's circus over th)
Grand Rapids and Indiana Rail way, Fri
day, north of Kalamazoo, Mich. Ira Boo
dle, of Flint, Mich., and Martin "Faley,
of St. Ixxiis, were fatally injured, both
dying shortly after tbe accident.
Geo. Early and Byrd Woods, two ne
groes, were hanged by the sheriff Friday
at Rocky Mount, Va., for attempting to
burn the town. The owners of the bouse
where the fire was started, a tobacco ware
house, refused last campaign to hire it foi
Gen. Mahone to speak in, and the negroes
thought they were doing party service in
setting it on fire.
A Theatre Full of Clergymen.
London, Aug. 23. The performance of
"Judah" at the Shaftsbnry theatre Thurs
day night was an unique occasion, owing
to the character of the audience, which
was composed entirely of clergymen. A
special invitation bad been sent out to the
clergy and the acceptance was so general
that the theatre was uncomfortably
crowded. The reverend gentlemen ex
pressed themselves us well pleased with
the performance, and tbe subject matter
of the piece.
THE EAUM INQUIRY
Cocper of Indiana Returns to
DIFFERENCE OF VIEW AS TO SCOPE.
The Indiana Member Wants to Know a
Whole Lot of Things That the Com
missioner Refuses to Divulge Inter
esting Episodes of the Investigation
Carlisle on the Tariff Question Mason
After the roatonlee Department The
Election Bill To Be Postponed.
Washington City, Aug. 23. Gen.
Raum, commissioner of pensions, was
again placed on the stand when the house
investigating committee met yesterday.
Representative Cooper, who so unceremo
niously left the committee room Thurs
day, because the committee refused to al
low him to ask Gen. Raum how much he
was worth, was present and conducted
the investigation. The commissioner de
scribed the details connected with the
formation of the refrigerator company, in
January, 1SIHJ. He had paid part of the
money to the compauy due on hssYftocV,
probably using some of the "Lemon"
money. He had a good deal of money at
the time and be drew a check on the Bank
3f the Republic. He declined to say how
iiuch of the Lemon money be put in the
Making It Comprehensive.
Cooper wanted to know how much stock
Raum owned in the Gypsum mine, how
much he paid for it, aud whether he had
my stock iu a smokeless powder company.
There were protests and objections to the
last question. Then Cooper said that he
was endeavoring to test Ratlin's judgment
by asking these questions. He was trying
to show that at the time when Lemon
went on Raum's notes Raum was insol
vent. He expected to prove further that
Ijeinon knew that this was so. Cooper
idded somewhat dramatically that turpi-
lude was in every element ot the case; t
lurpituue nau oeen snown uy rcaum wnen
lie allowed lemon to go on his notes.
Raum Defines the Question at Issne.
Raum here rose aud said he . had not
been guilty of any misconduct in office.
The men who penned the articles against
his character kuew they were false. Cooper
had said that be could produce testimony
to prove the first charge (altout selling
stock in the refrigerutor company. He de
tied him to bring a single witness to prove
the charge. Not a single man, woman, or
boy of the 1.500 employes of the pension
ofliee would testify in support of the
charge. Under the guise of friendship
Cooer hail stated he was seeking to break
down bis (Raum's) character. The issue
in this case was: "Did I corruptly per
form any act while iu office." He was
prepared to meet that charge. He did not
propose to have his private business ven
tilated. He was not insolvent and had
uever been insolvent.
As to a Newspaper Article.
Cooper had read an article from the
Washington correspondent of the Cin
cinnati Commercial Gazette, published in
that paper on June 9th, 1.0, iu which it
was stated that the charges against Raum
were untrue, aud were circulated by dis
charged employes of the pension depart
ment. Cooper asked Raum if the article
was prepared in his office, or writteu by
bim. Raum answered in the negative to
both questions. He thought be could
name the author but declined to do so.
Cooper said that he expected to prove that
the article had been supervised or author
ized by Raum.
Gen. H. V. Boynton, Washington corre
spondent of the Cincinnati Commercial
Gazette, testified that the article pub
lished on June 9th, had been sent out by
him. He had asked Kaum for a state
ment, but the' article published had
been handed bim by another correspon
dent who said it was something that
Kaum would probably like to have pub
lished. ttnn on the Indiana Statesman.
Raum described iu detail tbe operation
of business in pension cases. When he
bad finished. Cooper saiil he objected to
taking cases from the tending files and
placing them on the completed files on
certificates of attorneys that they were
"You did not always object," said Raum.
Cooper asked for an explanation.
"Why," was the answer, "you have filed
3,000 cases for one lirtn of attorneys."
There was much laughter at this.
Raum read a statement giving the num
ber of claims placed on the completed files
to Aug. 16 Inst. The total number was
115,5tVt, and of these Ijemon filed the great
est number by an individual, 8,110.
No Favors (iiven to Lemon.
Martin Bailey, chief of the law division
of the pension office, said Lemon had
never received any preference ia the of
fice, nor had Raum ever given any orders
to that effect. Bailey said these things
could not happen without his knowledge.
Kaum then submitted a list of the stock
certificates of tbe refrigerator company
'bowing that he was the only man in the
pension office connected therewith. He
would let Cooper examine the bonks only
in case the committee agreed to the pro
position. The committee concluded that
Cooper should lie satisfied with a look at the
list of stockholders, but he declined this
unless he was allowed to examine the
books also. The committee then adjourned
to Sept. 1.
CARLISLE ON CUTLERY.
He Presents Some Paper as to Prices at
Ilime and Abroad.
Washington Citt, Aug. 23. The feat
ure of the tariff debate in the senate yes
terday was the production by Carlisle of
bills of lading from cutlery manufactur
ers showing that knives of American
manufacture were sold in foreign coun
tries cheaper than at home. He also pro
duced price-lists showing that wood screws
were sold iu the same manner. In case of
the kuives the stipulation was printed on
tbe bill of sale in red ink that the goods
were not to lie sold in the United States.
Aldrich and Piatt stepped over to Car
lisle's desk and examined the bill of sale
which he had produced, and then Piatt
said that the case was not made out until
it was shown that the same goods were
sold at a higher price at home.
Koine More Bills Produred.
Carlisle then produced bills of the North
ampton Cutlery company, quoted their
figures, and asserted that they proved con
clusively that tho prices to the Americau
dealers were from 'J4 to 28 per cent, higher
than to t he foreign dealers. Ho notified
Allison, therefore, that the point had been
reached which required that gentleman
to carry out the promise lie had mare.
ome weeks ago. That senator had said,
substantially, that if tbe evidence could
be produced in any case to show that the
American manufacturer was selling his
goods abroad at less prices than at home,
the duties might very well be reduced.
Contention on the Other tilde.
Piatt said ths case was not made out
yet, as it was incredible that the Ameri
can manufacturers could sell their goods
abroad so much cheaper than , at home.
Stewart said that the assumftffion that
there was anything wrong in tbe sale of
American manufactured goods in foreign
countries cheaper than at home arose
from a want of information. There was
nothing wrong in it, and nothing inju
rious to American oonsumers. That wag
the policy which England had pursued
for the last century and which English
statesmen had recommended on all occa
Sending the Jews Hack Borne.
London, Aug. 23. Au association for
the colonization of Palestine has been suc
cessfully established by the Jewish Work
ingmeu's club in Whitechaple. The asso
ciation is seuding ship loads of poor Jewa
from London to Palestine, and will pro
vide them with funds with which to pur
chase laud and start a honr
DEATH WAS IPILOT.
An Awful R'de Down a Penn
A CAE GETS LOOSE AT THE SUMMIT
Dashes Down the Line at the Speed of
Lightning and Plies Its Human Freight
at the Bottom Mangled, Broken, and
Dead Four of the Passengers Instantly
Killed and Thirteen Wounded, Most of
Them to Death Other Accidents.
Reading, Pa., Aug. 23. A horrible ao
cldent occurred yesterday forenoon shortly
before 11 o'clock on the Mount Penn Grav
ity railroad, a mountain route encircling
Mount Penn, 800 feet above the city of
Reading. The road waa opened five
months ago, and has been doing a good
business ever since. The cars were taken
from a poiut on the outskirts of the city
to the top of tbe mountain, a distance of
five miles. On returning the cars were al
lowed to go down tbe mountain by grav
ity, by way of another route, to the point
The Passenger Car Gets Away.
Yesterday about 10:30 o'clock a car con
taining about eighteen passengers waa
taken from the station to the top of the
mountain. This consumed about thirty
minutes. On top of the mountain there is
high stone tower where the passengers
were allowed to alight to enjoy the scenery
for thirty miles around. This time, be
fore the passengers could get off, the car
got away in some manner and started
down the grade. It went down the incline
like a flash, the brake wouldn't work from
some unknown reason, anil at the end of
the line the car was reduced to kindling
wood. How any of the passengers escaped
alive is a mystery; as it is the casualty list
is bad enough.
Four Killed, Thirteen Madly Hurt.
Four persons were killed by the acci
dent, namely: Charles Rettew, conduc
tor; Edgar M. Levan, lawyer; Miss Rosa
Heiffer, all of Heading; Miss Harriet
Hinckle, of Philadelphia. The following
is a list of the worst wounded: Mrs. Win.
A. H. Scheniehl, badly cut and suffering
with concussion of the brain, cannot re
cover; William Scbemehl, lioth legs badly
fractured, will probably die: Mrs. Scht
ler, terribly mangled ami unconscious;
Miss Kate Homan, seriously hurt
about the bead, not expected to
live; Misses Bessie and Katie Kel
ley, both badly injured; Cornelius Han
Ion, of Wissahickon, suffering with
concussion of the brain; Mrs. Cornelius
Hanlon, badly cut and bruised; Miss Sal
lie Bye, of Wilmington. Del., very badly
injured and unconsciousr Miss Teller, of
Reading, badly hurt alwuit the head and
chest; Mrs. Byron Smith, of Wilmington,
Del., skull fractured and will die; Mrs.
Cooper, of Allentown, cut in left temple
and about the eye; her baby was also se
Description of the Disaster.
When the car left the summit the en
gineer of the locomotive which had just
uncoupled from the car started his engine
to catch it, but was unable to do so. Tbe
car sped on, increasing in velocity at ev
ery second. It proceeded a mile safely,
turned the north curve, and then began
its frightful descent. Conductor Kettew,
fully realizing all, turned to tbe panic
stricken passengers, told them all control
of the car had Ihsjii lost, that they could
jump for their lives if they wished to, but
that he would stick to the car.
A Fearful Ride to Death
By this time they wero descending at
the rate of nearly a mile a minute.
Women and children screamed and held
on to their husbands and fathers, implcr
ing them not to jump. Frantic efforts
were made to oMrale the brakes, but all
iu vain. Tbe road is skirted with stumps
and rocks, and to jump implied probably
instant death. Finally Brakeman Frank
Helter, seeing Anlietnm curve ahead,
leaped from the car, lauded on his back
aud lay as if dead.
The Climax of the Horror.
This incited others, and Mrs. Nathau
Schetlerand Mrs. Cooper, the latter with
a babe in her arms, all of Allentown, also
jumped. The panic stricken passengers
saw the two women aud babe land on
their heads and roll over down a bank.
Near the boitoin of the mountain tbe
car jumped the track and landed
bottom up. The passengers were all
thrown into a confused mass. A dozen
persons crawled out with broken limbs
and battered heads, their clothing covered
with blood. As the car fell, the uidted
shrieks of twenty voices added terror to
A RUNAWAY TRAIN.
It Is Reduced to Debris and F.i;ht Mea
Killed and Injured.
Denver, Colo., Aug 2a. In an acci
dent at Lyons yesterday afternoon on the
Denver, Utah and Pacific road three men
were killed and five injured. The acci
dent occurred on a steep grade in a stone
quarry. A stone train of seven cars had
just started down the grade when the en
gineer lost control of the train, and it
dashed down the grtde until the dump
was reached, when it was piled into a
mass of debris. Those killed wore F.ogin-
eer Norton, Ferguson, a car repairer;
Gurken, car repairer. Those injured
(perhaps fatally) are: James Cousidine,
the conductor; J. R. Strayer, brakeman;
and James Mitchell, fireman
A FATHER'S AWFUL MISTAKE.
Supposing Ills Daughter a Burglar He
Fatally !(hnots Her.
Hazarpsvii.i.e. Pa. Aim. 23. Mamie
Hogan, aged 20, is dying at her home
here, from a pistol shot wound at the
hands of her father, between 2 and 3
o'clock Thursday morning. The young
lady had clandestinely left her bed room
'fter her parents had retired for the night
and goiie to a ball with a young man
ft-ith whom she had been forbidden to
keep company. She returned home after
2 o'clock and attempted' to 'enter the
house without being beard. Her father
awoke, however, and mistaking her for a
burglar fired on her with fatal - result.
The father is frenzied with grief over the
The Terror Steadily Spreading.
Madhid, Aug. 23. Tbe cholera is stead
ily spreading along the Mediterranean
and northward. The daily average of
cases at Yalencia is from ten to thirteen.
The disease has also appeared at Toledo
and several villages in that vicinity.
There are some suspicious cases in Mai
Wm. Hutchinson, of Benton, Illinois;
while dealing in cattle and horses in Texas
last September, was taken with a very
aeyere attack of cholera morbus and
diarrhoea, coming, he supposed, from a
change of drinking water. A local drug
gist advised him to take Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy.
The second dose, be 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
Habtz & Bahnskn.
MathewArmstrong, of Crofton, Ky.,
now in his seventieth year, says he has
been troubled with diarrhoea every sum
mer as far back as he can recollect. He
has in bis time used many medicines, but
none equal to Chamberlan's Colic Choi
era and Diarrhoea remedy. Thia remedy
is prompt in its effects, can always be de
pended upon and when reduced with
water, ia pleasant to take. Children do
not object to taking it. For sale by
Haktz & Bahnbkn.
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 Diar
rhoea remedy, because be knows it to be
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KILLED TILL DECEMBER.
The tllwtiun Hilj Will Not He raUMd
Washington- Citv. Aug. 23. Tho con
ference of Republican seuators which met
Thursday night appointed a committee to
decide what should be done about the
onler of hiisinens. The commute- con
sisted of Boar, Allison, Kvarts, Dumb,
Spooner, Hal- ami Allen, and its con
clusion was made known yesterday.
Kills to Ko'Puws.
The tariff .bill is to lie passed; also the
other measures mentioned in Quay's reso
lution including the pure food and lot
tery bills but the election bill is to go
over to next session. The tarilT bill is to
be pushed, voting on the aioe id monts to
begin Aug. 30, and it is hope.1 to finish it
by Sopt. &. The election hi. I will be taken
up as soon as congress meets in December
and pushed to passage. In both cases a
rule is included by which debate may be
cut on by the previous question.
Proceeding In Vangt.
Washington Citt, Aug. 23 The whole
of yesterday in the senate was devoted to
debate on the tariff bill, except a short
time in executive session. Nine pages o f
the bill was completed and one change
made putting an ad valorem duty of 25
per cent, on bullion or gold, silver or
other metal not specially provided for.
Carlisle produced a bill of sale showing
that cutlery of American manufacture
was sold in foreign countries cheaper than
The house agreed to the conference re
port on the bill making appropriation for
increased force in the pension bureau, and
then in committee non concurred iu hal f
of tbe senate amendments to the river aud
harbor bill. Mason complained that the
postofllce department was withholding
from the house certain information asked
for as to whether the mwils were being
used fraudulently to create sentiment in
favor of the Conger lard bill. He moved
the appointment of a committee to ank the
postmaster general almut the matter, but
5 o'clock arrived before action could be
taken, and the house took recess to 8 p. m.
At the evening session thirty-three pri
vate pension bills were passed.
Charges Against Wannamaker.
Washington Citt, Aug. 23. Mason, of
Illinois, in the house yesterday said that
a resolution bad been adopted by the
house alleging that a certain person had
been using the mails fraudulently to
"iKJom" the Conger lard bill, and asking
the postoftiee department for the papers
in the case. These papers hail not lieen
sent in although he (Mason) had called
four times at the department where
he was told that the patters would
not be sent in before to-night, which
would be too late as the vole on the
lard bill would be taken at 4 pm. to-day.
He charged that improper influence had
been brought to hear upon depart
ment of the government to retain certain
papers in its possession. Influence, socia)
or political, had been brought to bear
to withhold from 'the members of the house
information in regard .to tending legisla
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