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THE BOOK ISLAND ABGUS, WEDNESDAY, AUG.. !J7, 1890.
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Wednesday. August 27. 1880.
lKMO'KATIU TH KKT.
For United States Senator Johx M. Palbeb.
For State Tieaanrer Edward B. Wilson.
ForSupt. of Public Instruction Hknrt Kaab.
ForTrnstees Illinois I "
University. f ;;"riohard d moroah!
For Congress Bbh T. Cablb
For Stale Senator R. II Hinman
For Conntr Jmlce .
For County Clerk Charles Orsutz
rorSheritt C. 1. Gordon
For Treasurer Oio. B. Bbowkib
For Connty Sapt. of Schools. Cuts. B Marshall
No man should be Bent to congress
who is fond of books, says the Union.
"Of all sad words of voice or pen. the
saddest are those of 'One Who Knows.' "
In the future the Union should devote
itself to handling facts and not give so
much space to fiction.
"One Wno Knows "
The discussion of the election bill was
postponed until December to give the re
publicans a fair opporlunity of truth
fully saying "it's a cold day when we get
Those ardent lovers of the country who
are running the present administration
are weeping bitterly at the prospect of
the force bill. There motto is: "Purity
of Elections in Blocks of Five."
The Davenport Democrat says no ereat
man ever divided his name in the middle.
Came, come, neighbor, what would you
have the man do? Divide it near the be
ginning or theendf
The Union says the editor of the Ar
ous "has got his foot in it again." Not
exactly the whole foot, only the toe of
the boot, buried in the undergarments of
the Union scribe.
Ah. well! if Chauncey .M. Depew is out
of the presidential race on the republican
ticket on account of the recent strike,
other great talkers may be found to fill
the place. There's George Francis
Train, for instance.
The endeavoron the part of the repub
licans to return Mr. Oest to congress is a
tacit acknowledgement on their part that
they have no belter material amongst
them. And yet in private they would
justly deny the insinuation.
If Mr. Oest were taken up as an ex
periment the conduct of his supporters
would not be so unaccountable. But, as
Dr. Johnson said about the man who
married a second time, it is the triumph
of hope over experience.
TnE radicals are now tired talking of
the large number of sore democrats they
are compelled to see. Anyone who has
borne the heavy burdens placed upon
them by the republicans from year to
year has certainly a right to be sore. The
wonder is that he survives.
The gentleman who recently signed
himself in the Union "One Who Knows,"
was evidently a bad speller and intended
completing a short sentence beginning
"one whose nose, etc." That nose must
bave surrounded him with a very disa
Zach Cuandler's remark that "any-
body could carry Michigan, has workedie Alton or thr0UKh sympathy on any
ita VST Intn tliA minima tt tka ramit1i-
in this part of the state. Jf mga(,
inai anjrDouy can carrhia diatrict, pro
'Traing, of cdufoe, that he be a republi
can. This accounts for the congressional
nomination they have made,
The Peoria Transrript speaks of tbe
"pompous reasons given by General
Palmer for refusing to meet Mr. Mason
on the stump are simply laughed at," and
adds that Mason "would make affairs ap
pear so ludicrous that people could not
keep their faces straight." Exactly
"Billy" Mason has long since had a local
reputation for telling stories that could
not be uttered in the presence of women,
and on the platform. With Palmer be
would offer buffoonery in place of argu
ment. Itase Hall Record.
Chicago, Aug 27. The national game
experts yesterday made the following
scores: I.eagiie: At Boston Boston 10,
Pittburgy; batteries Nichols and Gan
Xfl, Heard and Wilson. At Philadelphia
Cleveland .", Philadelphia ft; batteries
Beat in ami Ximmer, Yickery and Schriver.
At Brooklyu Cincinnati 0, Brooklyn 3;
batteries Ithines and Harrington. Inv
ert and Daly. At New York New York
2, Chicago 4: batteries Welch and Mur
phy, Stein and Kittriilge.
Brotherhood: At Boston Boston 4, Chi
cago 1; batteries Hadixnirne and Mur
phy, King and Farrell. At Brooklyn
Brooklyu17, Buffalo .!; batteries Wey
hing. Murphy and Kiuslow, and Dally,
Twitchell and Mock. At New York New
York 11;-Pittsburg 1; batteries O' Day
and Kwing, Maul and Quiiin. At Phila
delphiaPhiladelphia 15. Cleveland 1;
batteries (lusted and Halltnan, Magill
Western At Sioux City Kansas City
2, Sioux City 3; at Omaha Deuver 0,
Omaha 2; at Minneapolis Lincoln I, Min
Congressional Doings In Uriel.
Washington- City, Aug. 27. In the
senate yesterday the agreement to end
general debate on the tariff bill Sept. 8
, and get a vot on it Sept. 8, was adopted
by unanimous consent. The conference
report on the sundry civil bill was debated
aud agreed to. The tariff bill was taken
up and some progress was made in its
consideration. -Plumb's resolution to pro
hibit the saleof liquors in the senate wing
of the Capitol came up ami Blair wanted
It amended ho aa to insert after the word
"liquors" the words "and their use as bev
erages." The matter went over.
In the house there was a controversy
over consideration of the lard bill and the
anti-option bill. The speaker ruled that
the lard bill had right of way, and the
enemies of the bill filibustered aa an ap
peal from the speaker's decision by break
ing a quorum on roll-calls, and ordering
calls of the house. The house finally ad
journed without determining the question
Business at the Stock Yards Re
A PLANK MOVEMENT THAT FAILED
The Switching Association Dissolves and
Mnkes Matters No Itetter Some Pros
pects of a General Tie-Up aa a Keault
Chicago and Alton Switchmen Make
Kirk Which the Cnlon Will Not In
dorse A Demand on tbe Illinois Cen
tral Puwderly Addresses a Mais Meet
ing In New York.
Chicago, Aug. 27. The railroad strike
it the stock yards is no nearer settlement
than it was last Friday, when the flremeu
and engineers left their locomotives. In
order to make matters a little less com
plicated the switching association dis
solved yesterday, discharged all Its hands
and sent its engines back to the roads to
which they belonged. But this aeems to
have tn.ulo matters more complicated. An
effort was mule by the contending inter
ests yesterday afternoon to patch up a
truce that would result in reopening the
railways to the packers, but it proved un
successful, A committee representing the
striking switchmen waitml on the exec
utive committee of the switching associa
tion that was in session and niudo a verbal
demand for an increase of 2 cents an hour
and at the same time explained why the
demand was made.
A Mighty I'nplensant Outlook.
The conference did not last long. The
liiemliers of the committee refused to listen
to the demand, but said they would re
store the old order of things if the men
would resume work. The men refused.
The switchmen have sent emissaries to
every road leading into Chicago to inform
other switchmen of the condition of things
at the yards, so none of them can be per
suaded to do any work there. The effect
nfthis was that very little work was ac
romplished during the afternoon In the
way of clearing the yards, and the pros
pect for the future is not cheering for the
May He Woiw Than the Central Strike.
That the strike is liable to become seri
ous the opinion of General Organizer
Hall, of the Switchman's union, will
show. "The strike," said Mr. Hall, "is
of far more importance to the couutry
than that on the New York Central It
may become a general tie-up. While our
men will take cars to the yards, I doubt
seriously if they will take cars out of the
yards or even receive them after they are
brought out. There is an unwritten law
in all brotherhoods and unions that .mem
bers shall not take the places of strikers,
and for that reason I fear a blockade of
mammoth proportions to transportation
of every kind."
Kftwts of the Strike.
In the meantime hundreds of thousands
of dollars' worth of products are in dan
ger of hiss, thousands of men employed in
the packing houses are idle, and business
at the stock yanls is paralyzed. It re
quired a force of 300 policemen to enable
officials of the roads owning locomotives
at the yards to move them, and the angry
execrations of the strikers showed only
too plainly what might be expected if
there was no police protection. Railway
managers in this city are getting very
weary of these small strikes, which like
a speck of dnst in tho wheels of a watch,
stop the whole machine.
Another Aggravating Outbreak.
The Chicago and Alton switchmen have
strnck, and, excepting the efforts of Su
perintendent Bates and two amateur as
sistants to move cars containing live
stock, the switching operations are at a
standstill. The cause of this trouble is
that the company reduced yardmaster,
who was doing unsatisfactory work, to
the posit.iou of switchman and employed
a man named Welch, who had formerly
worked for the road in that position. The
strikers claim that the company is bound
by an agreement to promote a switchman
whenever there is a vacant yardmaster
thip. The Ilnad Will Fight It Out.
When Wei jh was put on he told Man
ager Chappel that he understood his
taking the position would result in a
strike. Mr. Chappel replied that be was
ready for it, and would stand by Welch.
Yesterday Chnppelsent for Chief Sweenie,
of the Switchmen's union, and had a con
ference with him regarding the Alton,
striKe. cniet nweenia saul there fe
only five switchmen in tsfkxfoi 'the
Alton nt Chicago who.tT-
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He furthersai!tlie gtrike wa3 un.
called for, advUied, and that the union
wonliVf., ... i- i
Handed In a New Schedule.
The committee representing the II 1 i nois
Central employes in the train service,
which has la-en preparing a new schedule
of wages, called on General Manager
Beck at his office yesterday. They were
courteously received. They presented their
schedule and requested its adoption.
What tbe increase is that they request
can not now be exactly learned, but it
ranges from 5 to 30 per ceut. The com
mittee were assured that the schedule
would lie carefully considered and a n an
swer given tliem in ten days. The com
mittee expressed themselves satisfied and
the matter will perhaps be settled satis
factorily to all concerned.
Extension of the Trouhle Ileglns.
A car load of beef was switched from
the Lake Shore road to the Fort Wayne
road about 11 o'clock last night. A switch
engine andcrew went to receive it, and
the foreman ordered the men to couple on
to the beef oar. This they refused to do,
and quit work. Word was quickly passed
around among the men iuthe Fort Wayne
yards, and they decided to quit work at li
o'clock last night.
MASS-MEETING AT NEW YORK.
Five Thousand People Listen to Powtlerly
New Yoiik, Aug. 27. About 5,000 per
sons assembled in Union square last
night in response to the call for a meeting
of sympathy with the New York Central
strikers. Speeches protesting ngainst the
action of the Pinkerton men at Albany
and elsewhere, the action of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers, and of the
officers of the New York Central In par
ticular were made by Mr. T. V. l'owderly,
Kobert Blissert, Mr. Margaut Moore and
Others, and resolutions of like purport
were adopted. Mr. Blissert and Mr. Moore
recited the wrongs inflicted Upon
the workers by capitalists, and
urged workingmen not to vote
for the partv that supported capital
ists. It was Chauiicey AI. Depew's high
nt ambition. Mr. Blissert said, to lie at
the table with the prince of Wales at the
hexl. The country did not want that
ort of a man for president.
Capitalists Must lie Overthrown.
Powderly saia It was announced from
Terra Haute Monday night that the su
preme council of the Federation of Kail
road Employes had indorsed the action of
the knights in the present strike. There
were men in other organizations who were
waiting for a popular movement. He did
not care: he would go on and fight until
the capitalists of the country were over
thrown. Though the Central claimed
they were moving freight, they were not
it mat monopoly caunot move freight the
state must be called upon to compel it to
surrender its charter to those who will
move freight, or touhe state.
Another lllast for Arthur.
"There is." lie said, "an oriMini.it inn of
labor with its headquarters in Cleveland.
its chief is P. M. Arthur, fllinsea l It
contains men who will stoop to take the
piace ot a brother man. This is what the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
have done with the consent of Arthur
The brotherhood is goxl, but it has a bad
cuiet. It wnsnll arrange! for Arthur to
be hidden in Cleveland, while Depmv was
in Europe. No one can j;et at them. The
people of this land don t want a coward
for president a man ;vho runs away
when there is a tight ahead. This battle is
a strike of the people anil must be fought
at the polls. The statu board of arbitra
tion are lishing in the Adirondacks in
stead of atteuding to their business, and
they must be made to do their duty. We
have an army of hired assassins. They
should be put down."
A General K. of L. Strike Ilnniored.
It was generally reported last night that
District assembly No. 24 J had called out
every Knight of Labor ou the Vanderbilt
connecting lines, but the report could not
be cou Armed. Powderly said that he was
not aware of any such action, though it
might bave been taken. If so, it had oc
curred after his departure from Albany.
He had seen but two freight trains on bis
way down from Albany, aeh composed of
about thirty cars, but only ten of which
were loaded This is an example of the
"regular business" which Mr. Webb claims
the company is doing.
The General Sit nation.
There does not seem to be much change
in the situation. Reports from Albany
and Buffalo, from railway official sources,
say that matters are ho trly improving,
while the strikers say tht y are not. The
pay car nt West Albany paid off 1,200 men
yesterday, strikers who f iruierly worked
In the shops. The question was: "Here ia
your pay. Do you want to return?" If
no answer was given in the affirmative,
the man was discharged. Not one of the
1,201) accepted the offer to be takeu back.
The Knights and the Federation.
ALBANY, N. Y., Aug. 27 Powderly left
this cityyesterday for Xe-v York. Before
going he said to a reporter that the act ion
of the council at Terre Haute was all he
needed or asked. It gave the knights the
sympathy of the Federati in and assured
them that it would not lie hard to find
some point on which a sttike of the Fed
eration could be declared. This consum
mation would be still eas er when nil the
knights were out, a move which seems to
be in contemplation, as b th Devlin nnd
Hayes, of the general executive lioard,
expressed themselves in pretty much the
l'owderly Attacks Arthur.
ALBANY, N. Y.. Aug. 27. A large mass
meeting of strikers was held here Monday
night, at which Powderly spoke. During
bis speech he asked if any meuilier of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
was present. If there was one he spoke to
him, and he called upon that order to nr
ray themselves on the siilj of labor, de
spite their unworthy chief. It was not
until P. M. Arthur took charge that such
nefarious doings were mnde public. The
order must soou show its band, despite
its bribed chief. The meeting adopted
An I'nklnd Cut from Debs.
Tkiikf. IlAlTE, Iud., Aug. 27. In nn in
terview yesterday Grand Secretary Debs
said: "Our manifesto will show Mr.
Powderly that he and his cohorts are not in
the proper fold. It asks hit i to change his
tactics, and really, while i: does not ap
pear to condemn him. it damns him with
faint praise. Powderly an I the knights
will now take up the battle against the
New York Central with renewed vigor,
nnd as this is the first strike that l'owder
ly has over heen actively and personally
engaged in it will be a ban! battle."
In Case a Hoy Co U Is Tried.
New Yoiik, Aug. 27. It i a-serted here
that the next move of the knights will
probably be to boycott the New York
Central road, in which case the interstate
commerce commission will undoubtedly
lie requested to investigate the matter and
proceed against Powderly, the general ex
ecutive board, and master workmen of the
district and locil assemblies of the K. of
L., under the national law. which makes
it a misdemeanor for any o-g.mization or
body of men to interfere with the course
of tratlii: of a corporation.
ABB REvTaTED"TLE 3fl a M 3.
A pleasure ltnnt was caps zsd Tuesday
at Deal, England, and seveii of the occu
pants were drowned.
Fifteen thousand coal mill rs met in the
Derbyshire district (England) Tue-day
and resolved iu favor of tie eight-hour
A eoacbing parade was ) eld at North
Conway, N. H., Tuesday, in which forrv
soaches, each drawn bv four Arjficr "77,.i-
Tokay, in Hungary, cele
brated for the manufacture f the wine of
that name, has lieen almost demolished
A panther is loose in the woods around
Dauphin, Pa., and is dining regularly off
the cattle belonging to the farmers of the
The steamships City of New York and
Teutonic, which left New York almost
simultaneously, reached Fast net Tuesday,
the former about two hours in the lend.
The increase in the production of pig
Iron in this country for tl & first six
months of this year was 754, "553 net tons
over the production of the las; six mouths
McVicker's theater, in Chicago, was de
stroy! d by fire early Tuesdi y morning.
The loss is placed at 1100,000, with insur
ance of si;,(io0. Tl lire is thought to be
of incendiary origin.
Policeman Woodbridge, of Chicago, had
to shoot a crook named Juild Monday
night, before he could get him into a
proper frame of mind to submit to arrest.
Jndd was wounded several, times In the
Ten thousand dollars rewar I is offeird
for the apprehension of the iiurderer .of
J. J. Stillwvll, who was brained with an
ix while lie was sle ping by tl eside of his
wife at his home in Hannibal, Mo., Deo.
The cattle belonging to John Nicely, a
cattleman liviug at Arrow Kock, Mo.,
are dying of a disease that swells their
tongues so that they protrude from their
mouths and prevent them fror i eating or
Mrs. Mary Wilson, of Carbonade,
Wash., Monday took her infai t child and
went to the cemetery to visit the grave of
one of her children. While s le was sit
ting on the grave a tree fell i n her, kill
ing her and the child instantly.
Dr. Dustin, who thinks he can Are dyna
mite shells directly from an ordinary can
non, tried it again Tneadny, at Perryville,
N. Y. Bis 12-ton cannon was blown into
a thousand pieces and a num ber of per
sons barely escaped being killed.
Scott Shoemaker, a well-kniwn hotel
man at Scrantoii, Pa., went into a bar
room in that city Tuesday, aud after chat
ting and joking with the othem there for
a moment, pulled out a revolver and blew
out his brains. Supposed cause, a
Frank Cary and James Devil e. farmer
of Madison county. La., each warned the
other that he would kill him on sight.
They met on horseback in the rsad Satur
day, aud proceeded to hostilities with re
volvers, firing two full loads of their pis
tols at each other. Both were wounded,
Murdered by Ills 14-Year-Old Ron.
Nebo, Ills., A,ug 57. A man named
Fiedler, living near this place, was killed
yesterday by his 14-year-old sou. The boy
wanted to plant a certain piece of ground
In wheat, aud the father objected, where
upon the boy went to the house, got a gun.
aud shot the old man dead.
Turbulent Strikers I'unistied.
New York, Aug. 27. Ed war I Cassidy
and Peter Brennan.twoof the str king New
York Central employes, who assaulted
two freight handlers in the employ of the
company recently, were yesterd ly sent to
prison lor three months each.
Is Probably Too Sanguine.
LONDON, Aug. 27. The Rome Aloniteur,
in an interesting article on religious
changes, makes the bold prophecy that
Within fifty years the Roman Catholic
religion will be dominant in England. .
A Novelty in Political Conven
tions in Ohio.
(TOMINATIOU OF MAJOE M'KINLEY.
A Mass Convention Where Men, Women,
and Children Took a Hand The Ma
jor Chosen Again with Great Enthusi
asm Fanners in Council to Consider
What Is the Matter with the Country
A Illast at the Protective Tariff Ohio's
Kedlstrlctlng In Danger.
Massillon, O., Aug. 27. The idea of
the nomination of a candidate forcongress
by a mass convention, in which every
man, woman aud child should have a
voice, struck tho people of this city and
the surrounding couutry as about the
cutest thing in politics they had ever
heard of, and they improved the occasion
to the utmost at the convention which re!
nominated Maj. McKinley for congress
yesterday. The nominating body met in
the opera house, but the mass convention
met all over town, for the opera house
could not hold a tenth of tha people who
wanted to get in.
How the Major Was Nominated.
Judge Albert Miinson, of Medina, a
dignified old gentleman, made the nom
inating speech. He eulogized McKiuley
without stint, but for effect withheld the
mention of his name until the last sen
tence. When he did name McKinley bed
lam broke loose in the hall, and the
srowds outside took up the chorus. It
was the wildest circus ever seen iu the
stnte. When the question of nominating
McKiuley was put to a vote a mighty
"aye" went up that was heard half way
to Clevelnnd. Then the cheering was re
sumed and kept up until everybody was
Itesponse of the Nominee.
Maj. McKinley responded to the nomi
nation with a vigorous speech, in which
he recited the action of the present con
gress on matters of national import, and
closed s follows: "Mr. Chairman, this,
briefly, is the work of the administration,
of congress and the house of representa
tives since the last national election. Are
you satisfied with it? Would you strike
otit of it any part if you could?
Has it not been in the interest of the whole
country. I may lie pardoned if I ask
your political optmnents to match it with
any of it predecessors iu the last twenty
five years. Time will not permit me to
make comparisons; you can make them.
It is upon this record I invoke your judg
ment; it is ujwiu this record the Repub
lican party seeks your suffrage, and upon
it the people of the country must de
termine whether the party making it de
serves and will receive a continuance of
A CONGRESS OF FARMERS.
Nineteen States Represented at the (lath
erlng at Council BlurTs.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 27. The nationnl
farmers' congress mot at Council Bluffs
yesterday. Delegates were present from
Alabama, North Dakota, Illinois, Iowa,
Kausas, Maine, Missouri, Michigan, Mon
tana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ne-lra-ka.
Indiana, Pennsylvania, South
Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee,
Wyoming, and Wisconsin.. Presi-
S. Kalb, of Alabama,
Rev. Dr. C. W. Blodg
Moinos, opened proceedings
ett, of Des
with prayer. Governor Boies made a
short address, followed by John Scott, of
Nevada, la., who made the formal speech
nf welcome, and Mayor MacRae, of Coun
cil Bluffs, who said a few words.
The Farmer' Fate Hewalled.
In bis address President Kalb reviewed
the condition of farmers. Bespoke of the
decrease in agricultural wealth, and said:
kThis decrease is all the more shocking
because the aggregate wealth of the coun
try has immensely increased." He fol
lowed the history of the last forty years,
and blamed the protective tariff as being
responsible for farmers' present condition,
liefcrriiu; to tho Farmers' Alliance, he
called it the grand body to free agriculture
from its thraldom.
J"JAfeY.Voou Professor W. T. Cham
oerlin, of Ames. Ia., Agricultural college,
read a long paper on "Existing Facts and
I-aws That Injure Agriculture," and Pro
fessor W. O. At water, of the experiment
al station nt Washington City, t.poke of
tho work of that institution. A free ex
cursion Xa Deuver over the Union Pacific
waa accepted by the congress.
A (Jerrymander In Danger.
Coi.t'MBfs, O., Aug. 27. It is stated
that W. S. Cappuller, late chairman of
the Republican campaign committee of
the state, has discovered that a township
in Hamilton county and another whose
wherealiouts are not given are not
in any district as the metes and
bounds of the districts are de
serilied in the redisricting act passed by
the last leyislnt lire. This, it is said, will
result in the supreme court declaring the
gerrymander unconstitutional, and throw
the coming congressional election back
into the old system of districts. There is
talk of calling hu extra session of the
legislature to remedy the defect.
Congressman Duuiicll Renominated.
Austin, Minn., Aug. 27. Mark H. Dun
nell was renominated fur congress here
Another Flood at El I'aao.
El Paxo. Tex., Aug, 27. Another dis
astrous flood visited El Paso and Paso del
Norte last, evening. The water came down
in torrents from the mountain side, flood
ing the streets and doing much damage.
At Paso del Norte Gen. Sampson, Uuited
States consul, feared the consulate would
go down, but it .was saved. The mayor
nnd the entire police force, with many
volunteers, did all in their power to pro
tect the business part of the city by di
verting the water Into channels where all
the harm possible had already been done.
Frrnrh Children M ounded.
Pakis, Aug. 27. A dispatch from Al
giers says great excitement has been
caused there over the report that several
French children, who had wandered into
the vineyards of Notre Dame D'Afrique
hnve been tired upon aa trespassers by the
natives and three wounded.
Dane Hall Figures That 1.1.
New Yoiik, Aug. 27. The attendance
figures reported by the League and Broth
erhood for their games here yesterday
were resectively 2,008 and 2,G01. As a
matter of fact there was not more than
1,000 at the Brotherhood game and about
W0 at the Jjengue game.
A Trot of the Wilson Kill.
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 27. Chnrlea Ru
ber, agent for a Kansas City liquor house,
came to sell liuour here after being noti
fied that the president had signed the
Wilson bill, nnd his goods were seized by
the sheriff aud he himself locked in jail.
The liquor men will make a test case of
the arrest, a petition for a writ or habeas
corpus was (lied in the United States dis
trict court Monday. '
strike Against Non-Union Men.
PlTTBiiliKO, Ang 27. About 100 work
men carpenters.' tinners, and painters
employed at the Exposition building,
struck work Monday because the West
inghouse electric people had some, non
union men ut work on their exhibit. .
Took a Fifteen-Mile Kwim.
Chester, Pa., Aug. 27. Dr. Charles B.
Penrose, treasurer of the examining board
of pensions, aud Robert Ralston, both of
Philadelphia, swam down the Delaware
river from Philadelphia to Chester, fif
teen miles, .Mouday afternoon. They
swam for a wager. Dr. Penrose winning
in ft hours and 6 minutes. Mr. Ralston
was eight minutes behind him.
PUSSY IN CLOVER.
A Refuge in Gotham for Feline
THE VENTURE LED BY A BUDDHIST.
A Belle! Jn the Transmigration of Houla
Appears To He an Element In the Ku
terprlse Tabby and Tom To Be Fed
Like Princes, Rut finbjert to the Law
of the Survival of the Fittest The
Hill of Fare.
New Yoiik, Aug. 27. The project to
provide a home for the friendless cats who
wail nightly on tbe roofs and back fences
of this city became a fact last evening.
Articles of incorporation were drawn up
in due legal form, and the signatures of
the incorporator were attached aud form
ally attested before a notary. To-day the
the document was presented to Judge
Patterson in the supreme court for exam
ination, nnd will now be sent to the sec
retary of state. The five kind-hearted la.
dies who are managing the affair, and
who declared last night that they had re
solved to devote the remainder of their
lives to bettering the condition of city
cats, are prepared to plunge at once Into
The Fittest AVI 1 1 Survive.
A house has been selected, and the la
dies hope to take possession uext week.
One purpose of the scheme is to produce a
superior breed of cats. The plans include
the wholesale slaughter, by painless
means, of sickly, homeless cats of inferior
breed, and the careful nurture of cats of
fine blood and physique. The name of
the new corporation will lie "The Society
to Befriend Domestic Animals." The in
corporators are Mrs. Sarah J. Edwards,
Mrs. Georgia (. Devide, Mrs. Emma
Charlton, Mrs. Mary liana and Mrs. Mary
E." Wilson. Mrs. Devide, the leader of
the movement, is a young ami attractive
. Pussy Will Be Well Fed.
She said last night: "We've got the
finest place iu the world for the poor cats.
I'll live in the house, and Mrs. Edwards'
niece, who loves cats just as much as 1 do,
will le there with me and help care for
the poor, maltreated things. Oh, we're
going to have a regular little heaven for
the cats up there, you know. We shall
have two meals a day breakfast and
dinner. For breakfast . the cats
will have milk, oatmeal, and stale
bread. We shall soak the bread in milk.
Sometimes I shall give them toast. They
like toast. You make it pretty brown,
you know, and soak it in milk. Well for
dinner we'll have meat. Tbe first course
will be mutton broth, not hot. you know,
but just cool enough for the cats to like it.
After that we'll have mutton haslet,
boiled. Haslet is the heart, liver, lights,
and throat of the sheep, you know. It is
good, nourishing food, and cheap."
Theology of the Scheme.
Mrs. Devide is a Buddhist She was
converted to the faith several years airo,
she says, by reading Edwin Arnold's
works. She has for ye irs been t he cham
pion of all animals, but particularly cats.
"I believe," said she earnestly, -that these
poor cats are only the forms in which live
spirits that will some time !e human. I
export when I am translated to the next
higher staue of my existence, to meet
some time the spirits of these poor cats.
It shall not lie, of course, until they shall
have passed through many other forms
lastly, the human lorm. Nellie here and
I will some day rejoice in company as
equals in a higher world."
Not That Kind nt Music.
"But you give up a home to move into
the cat ayslum, do you notf
"Yes, I do," said Mrs. Devide solemnly.
"My husband refuses to follow me. He i
a professor of music uid lie thinks this is
craziness on my part. But never mind. I
will give my life to lu Ipthe friendless out
casts of the city, against whom every hu
man hand is turned."
IMPORTANT BANK DECISION.
RespiHiHilMlity In the se ot the ollee
tlun of m Note.
Indianapolis, Auk. '7. Indue Grcsh-
aiiTTne.7..wJi;in,,,-ii uun n an opinion III
the case of the Commercial .Null ouT.' o:ii i k
of Cincinnati against the Hamilton Na
tional batik of Fort Wayne, which is of
general interest to brinks and bankers.
The case crew out of the failure of
Fletcher & Sharpe. of Indianapolis.
Judge (jresham holds, iu effect, that
when one bank .owns paper and
aends it to another bank for col
lection indorsed "pay for collections"
and it passes throui;h a cna in of banks
thus indorsed the bank iiiakitii the col
lection is held to the responsibility of see
ing that the funds reach the original
owner of the paper. If this decision
should lie upheld it will dou hi less result
in banks remitting collections directly to
the owner of puper and not brick through
the chain of banks through which it wjis
t ransm i ( ted.
Th Kotm f VelerHiiH.
ST. Joskpii, Jin., A ntr. :.'r. Thirty
thousand Nt run kits were in St. Joseph
yesterday in attendance on the national
encampment of the Sons of Veterans. At
10:110 in the mornini; the encampment
0ened with Commander (Jriffin in the
chair. After the call of the roll of colon
els and past colonels, a committee ou cre
dentials was apjxiinted, and a recess
taken to await the report. At 1 p. in. the
business session convened. Commander
Griffin's address was read. The urand pa
rade took place at 3 p. in., nnd it is esti
mated that 10,mo men were in line. The
partule was made np of Sons of Veterans,
ii. A. K. members, and members of the
various secret organizations of the city.
Ijist night at Doodler theatre a campfire
Che Can Iteat the t'niiliing.
Washington Citt, Aug. 27. According
to the journal, published by the Society
of Naval Engiueers, for the current quar
ter, the fastest torpedo loat extant is t he
Adler, a toqiedo dispatch boat built after
a new type introduced by Schichau of
Germany for the Russian government. It
is officially reMirted that she made a mean
speed, during six runs over the measured
mile, of 27.4 knots. This lieals the liest
record of our litt le dishing.
Another lilft Strike Imminent. '
London. Aug. J7. The demands of the
dockers at Southampton have, heeu reject-
fl ItV t llM Mill til. It'll re. ..n.l .. . .
-' j ....... ...r.. n KiriKf (IU H
grunt scale is believed to lie imminent.
Win. Hutchinson, of Benton, Illinois,
while dealing ia cattle and horses in Texas
last September, was taken with a very
severe attack of cholera morbus ami
diarrhoea, coming, he supposed, from a
cnange oi onnKtng water. A local drug
gist advised him to take Chamberlain's
Colic. Cholera and Diarrhrea Remerlu
The second dose, he says, effected a com
plete cure, ana be now Ukes oleasure in
recommending it to others. For unto at
25 and 50 cents per bottle by
HARTZ & BAHN8EN.
Mathew" Armstrong, of Cmfmn K
now in his seventieth year, says be has
neen irouoiert with diarrhoea every sum
mer as far back aa hn run rnpnllur't llo
has in his time used many medicines, but
none eotial tn ChamhArl fin's Hollo rhnlte
era and Diarrhoea remedy. This remedy
is prompt in its effects, can always be de
pended upon and when reduced with
water, ia pieasam to taae. uniidren do
not object to taking it. For sale by
XlARTZ iS tJAHNSEN.
Dr. A. T. Tioll mhn ha hun in tt,
practice of medicine at North KnslUh
Iowa, since 1863. says he often prescribes
unamtjenain s uonc, unoiera and Uiar
rboea remedy, because he knows it to be
reliable. For sale bv
Habtz & Bahnskn.
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
A.T POPULAR PRICES
Ia always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT IA.
For Men, Ladies and
A Big Transportation Sriirmr.
Ql'KHKr, Au -J" The most gigant
rat. road scheme ever proposed in Canada,
with the single exception of that of the
Canadian Pacific is about to engage a
very lar-e share of public attention. The
.-heme is to build a railway eastward
from Q.irltec some NV mile to St. Charles
bay on the Iahraiior const, from which
point large steamship are expected to
make the voyage to Milford Haven, in
Wh1is. in three wrtil liulf ,1U-D u-i,:.
SqlM JL-ja SHld thst IlH-iSemrerC ui.l i.r..li.
shle freight eanliec.imed from Chicago"
I London inside of seven days.
Slept Hi Last Slnp.
Terrk Haute. Ind., Ang 27. John
Adams, an elevator boy at the Terre Haute
house, went to sleep in the elevator Mon
thly with his head hanging out over the
floor. The elevator sturte 1 up nn I Ad
ams was catii;ht at the ceiling and his
Chicago, Ana. 6
On the hoard of trade to-1ay quotntions wer
its follows: Wheat No. 2 tSejitenilier. opened
tl.lMN,, closed SI.!; December, opened
(l.li:S; closed fl.lKM: May. openei $ 1.117
i lose I il.l-t,. Corn No. X September, opened
48mc clot-ea V.c; Ottolx-r, opened 4
closed A se; May, opened M?', close. I lP-tc.
Hts No. 2 August, opened and rioted
S7c: September. oiened ie, closed Hnljc;
May. open si lls'tr, closed SSV:. I'ork-Sep-tenilier,
neiied $111.70, rloaeil fll.lt; .Imn
ary. osned . l:.'.4:.'i, do.-d $12.5T4j: .May,
opened $1X1. ciowd $ Ijirt- Scpleiu
Iwr, opened and closed .".
Live stox'kl'ninn stork ynrd prions: Hm.-s
Market oimned active ami tlrrn; 5100 hither;
liuht grades, i.7;it4.ai; nUL.'h packiuc,
fci.T0ij:i.85: mixed lots, iiuA.4..Sl: heavy
packiiiK and shippinu lots, i'SM g,4.:K.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator. -2;J'3ib
per ft; tine gathered crenm. ll'ntlH, flne tog-not
imitations, lx 1'Jc; daries, finest fres i, 16.(18;:
fresh pm kins: stocks. tlTe.. Keir -Sirictly
fresh, lnii.ltic per doa. 1'onltry Chickens,
heus, fVj.Jf.ilo per lb; sprint; clii, k. ns. It
rm inters. fiu.rAiic; turkeys, mixed lots, lik:
ducks, Hf9c; spring ducks, 10 i.lle; pre-", $.'"
per dim. IVtatnea Earry Ohio. tz.,j(lsfi.v ,ier
bid; New Jersey Hone, H..'xi6-t.;.K. Apples
New Illinois green, fiiM i2.il per hhl. lterrie
ilucklelsirriea-ftihiT.'ic per box; $l.T per hi-it
case. Blackberries .Michigan, 11.001.51 per
New Voiitt. Au?. 38.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash. Jl.ltHfifc
l.llli: do Anirust, l.0-H: doSepteiulmr, $l.us4:
doliecemW, 1 1.116. Corn -No. 2 mixed .".
flc cash; do September, h&i: do ctotr
MS.-5 OntH-Qnict; No. 2 mix d cash, 44.1.
do Septeuitier, 414tr: do October,
4tFc Rye guiet and fl-m. Barley malt
Firm but quiet. IWk Firm, mess,
IH.2. Lara-Nominally unchanged.
Live Stock: Cattle- Firm, bat no trading In
iieeves; dressed Iwef. sleady; native Hides, W
V . Sheep mid Lambs- Market steady;
sheep, S4.lintrti.tiu ft HO ffis: IhiiiI s, fft.7ftoS.5i.
linus Market a shade easier: live hoe. bL)
(ilA.'i f lll Bs.
nay Upland prairie. fa.nn05.5O
Bay Tlmomy $8 00 9.50.
By Wlla, S10.00.
Oats 7 29
Cord WondSS 5 Q.J4.10.
A cream of tartar baking powder. Hhrhaat
aU In leavetdng strength. XT. 8.0onrtummt Sm
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
CARSE 8c CO,
Children, all noted for fit, wear, comfort and durability.
1622 Second Avenue.
2011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer Id
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
H. SIEHON & SON,
toves and Tinware.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1VL JE. TvITJRRIjN .
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third avenue and Twenty-first St , R.-k I:n!.
patmoc "iiVrk f GrOCCri" ,Ul W1U ld " W Mrta price.. A .ture e , , , .
j. "w. croiLsnEs-
Oealer in New and
Second Hand Goods-
No. 1614 Second Avi nuf
Has opened his New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue,
where he would be pleased to see his friends. '
J. T. D IXON,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
- ,1706 Second A venue.
P. OT. HERLITZEAi
No. 229 Twentieth Street, next to
tor one ruling
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Hade in the latest atyle. Alao repairing dona with neatness and dii-ptch.
First-class Graining and Paper Hanging.
P.O. Box 672.
AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES-
inul ..ll ,, ( , r . i - . -
inrai m ine in-cine. ma te lv r.
uu uavorea im an tne popular flavor, in m v . -. : 1 1 t
eoit. Special attention paid lo fup' hmc i.,f i ,-. ;r .
partiee, eocialu, etc.
AVE., ROCK ISLAND. ILL
Conrad ScBneider'a grocery. Rx:k I!ci
Shop Fonrth Ave. bet 11 rt and St