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THE HOCK ISLAND AKGUS, FRIDAY, AUG., 20, 1890.
Published DailT-snd Weekly at 1044 Second AYe
nne. Rock Inland, 111.
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FRTDiY, AuopsT 29. 1890.
IIEnOl'KATlt' TI fj K KT.
For United States Senator John M. Palheb
For Stata Tieamirrr Edward 8. Wilsoh.
ForSnpLof Public Instructioa Henrt Haab.
For Trustee. Illtno..! ;::::::::;? J;
Iniveralty, f ....r.chard D. Morgan
For ConreM Ban T. Cabli
For Stnie Senator K. H Hinman
For Representative, f LZS "
For Countr Jndire .
For County Clerk Charlks Cukutk
KorSheritl C D. Oobhon
For Treasurer Gso. B. Brownir
For County Supt. of Schools. Cms. B Makshall
"You're a liar and a tramp" is the
stock in trade of Billy Mason's argumen
Complaint is mnde that while Mr.
Cable was travelling abroad he failed to
cant Lis yote. This is sad, and it may
have a tendency to upset our former
principle of philosophy that the same
body cannot occupy two places at the
"Bit a dog and he will squeal" must
have been the reason why the "Onlooker"
rushed into the columns of the Union to
find solace for the blow.
Not a bit of it. Senator Farwell says
be is si ill in the race and is going to win
the pot even if he has to call General
Palmer on a pair of tens.
Congressman Cannon is still firing
balls of anger and contempt into every
bady friend or foe who has anything
to say about his little "scrap" in the
The lead i ok republicans of Maine are
in a stale of riot. They 6ay they have
begun to find nut Bltiine. Well, well
after all the anchors he has cast to the
"One Who Knows" is evidently oft af
ter fresh information, while an "Otilook
er" i.i holding the place until he gets
back. But for that matter the latter is as
much "off" as tiie former.
The papers are talking about a wo
man thai they call remarkable, because
six strong men are unable to move her
That's nothing at this time of the year,
but try her when the ice cream season is
It must have been like the severest op
eration in dentistry tor the Union to
quote the words of Mr: McEniry. That
gentleman's remarks about having money
in the district are true and will conse
quentlv mitigate the libel.
Now that John L Sullivan has become
an actor such tiresome people as Booth,
Barrett and sentimental folk of that
kind should give up the business and let
new blood have a chance. Boston's idol
can knock 'em all out in one round.
Here's an altitudinous piece of fine
wriling which should be in all the new
primers for the rising generation: "Vote
to send a doll to the lofty halls of con
gress." For further light on this matter,
see today's Union.
The democrats of Mercer county have
named a winning ticket Thomas Likely
forjudge; Arch Pinkerton for clerk; Jo
seph Ilendi r.son for treasurer; John
Downing for sheriff and A. W. BroMus
It has never been said, except by Lis
enemies, that Mr. Cable schooled himself
particularly for the duties of a congress
man. The one who made the silly asser
tion manufactured it himself for the pur
pose of furnishing an answer to it.
Aoain we say, Gust, you must come
back from Washington at once, and go
out into the hamlets and the highways
and the byways of this district and there
nee the crippled soldiers and the widows
and orphans down on their bended knees
and with up-liftei faces and outstretched
hands, beseeching the Giver of all good
to shower down Ilis blessings upon your
devoted head for the great and many
gifts you have bestowed upon them
brought from the great father in Wash
Ington. Conic, Ocat, come, but perhaps
some of these orphans will be tolerably
well grown up when you get among
The Natrona, Jo Long and West Ram
bo went north. 4
The U. 8. boat. Vixen, passed down
and returned up stream.
The Verne Hwain made her regular
daily run in the Rock Inland and Clinton
The stage or the water is at 2:30 today ;
the temperature on the bridge at noon
The Jo Long, Daisy, West Rambo and
Lion each brought eight strings of logs,
and the Htillwater and Irene D. seven
On the Mary Morton's last trip up.just
this side of Hannibal, that boat and the
Gem City were running full tilt aTraost
side by side, with the Morton two-thirds
of ber length ahead. The Gem was
gaining, and the Morton shot across ber
bow. Either because .the pilot of the
Gem couldn't, or didn't wish to control
ber, says the Quincy Journal, she poked
ber nose into the side of the Morton, and
then gave ber a thump that shook ber up
in great shape and brought her engines
to a sudden stop. She smashed four of
the heavy upright posts in the Morton's
. side. The passengers on both boats were
considerably excited, and some of them
much alarmed. The women were espec
ially frightened. One woman on the
Gem City fainted (lead away.
K. & M. for ice cream and fine cans
IN BUSINESS AGAIN.
The House Resumes at the
Same Old Stand.
SOME ECHOES OF THE EECENT EIOT.
Cannon and William. Bar. a Spat -and
Mason Confesses That the Kales Are
Bad Medicine Sometimes The Lard
Bill and Eight-Hour Measure Piut.rd
The Senate's Work on tha Tariff Bill
Dinner to a Newspaper Man Who Is
Boon to Marry Official Notes.
Washington City, Aug. 59. There was
a sort of echo in the house yesterday of
Wednesday's riot, but it did not develop
until a season of peace that was almost
remarkable. Not a sign of the "ruction"
of the day before was visible in the faces
or demeanor of the members when busi
ness was lxgun. The speaker stated the
question to be, on sustaining his decision
giving the lard bill right of way. Knloe
made the point of order that yesterday
had lieen assinnd to the labor committee.
The hou had knocked out the negro; now
Le wanted to see whether it would knock
out the workingm.m; but the speaker de
clined to rule, saying that the point was
involved m the question before the house.
The decision was sustained 130 to 4tt.
The busiuoss was soon disposed of after
that and the lard bill passed 126 to SI a
quorum being counted.
The Cannon Resolution.
The question of the Cannon resolution
naming certain members for absenting
themselves from roll-call came up, and
Williams of Illinois, one of the members
named, explained that be had been called
away from the house at 3 o'clock on that
day by illness iu his family. He was pro
ceeding to comment on Canuon's action
as a member of the committee on rules,
when he was called to order by the speak
er, and requested to con flue himself to the
question of personal privilege.
Cannon was willing that Williams
should proceed, as he could hurt nobody.
Williams thought Cannon could not be
easily hurt after the proceedings of
Cannon resented the remark and said
that Wednesday's proceedings, so far as
he was concerned, appeared officially in
The Kecord, and be stood by it. He was
only afraid of lies outside the chamber.
Didn't Like HI. Own Nedicinu.
Boatnerof Louisiana having stated that
he had absented himself for the specific
purpose of breaking a quorum, and con
sidered it his duty to his constituents,
Mason of Illinois said he had absented
himself several times for the same reason
and had no apology to make for it. He
had done all he could to defeat the bill.
but he had ben defeated and he accepted
it as gracefully as he could. He had
helped to make the rule under which be
had lieen defeated, but sometimes it was
hard to take ones owu medicine. He had
kicked as hard as he could, and had no
apology to muke for his course, except to
Had No Explanation to Make.
Richardson of Tennessee suggested that
the gentlemen engaged in Wednesday's
scenes be given au opportunity for exj
plauation, but no move was made in that
direction. The house then proceeded to
BUTTERWORTH SNUBS LAWLER.
Remarks of the Statesmen on the Eight
Washington City, Aug. 2t The most
important transactions of the house yes
terday were the passage of the lard and
eight-hour bills. The latter constitutes
eight hours a day's work for all laborers
and mechanics employed by government
contractors. Cntcheon of Michigan moved
to strike out the clause which provided
that no contractor shall permit any la.
borer to work more than eight hours.
J.nnlera "Trannplanted" Citizen
In speaking in favor of this amendment
Butterworth asked whether that condi
tion of affairs had been reached in this
country when American freemen were not
allowed to work an extra hour for in
creased compensation if they saw fit to do
it. Luwler of Illinois having interrupted
with a remark in favor of the American
workman, Butterworth said that he was
an American citizen, and he would not al
low any transplanted citizen to teach him
how to love his country.
Farquhur of New York replied that
there were on this floor foreign born citi
zens who loved their country just as well
as the gentleman did. Butterworth de
nied chat he had said otherwise.
Two Amendment. Agreed to.
Cutcheon's amendment was agreed to
as was another of still more moment
striking out the clause requiring con
tracts for furnishing material to the gov
ernment to be on the basis of the eight
hour law. The bill was then passed.
"- Two rropo.nl. for Reciprocity.
Washington City, Aug. 29. In the
senate Wednesday the tariff bill was con
sidered further and sixty paragraphs dis
posed of. A Id rich gave notice of amend
ments, both in the line of reciprocity, one
making sugar, molasses, coffee, tea and
hides free when reciprocal privileges are
granted the United States in the countries
producing the same, and the other reduc
ing the duty on fish to cents per pound
when the country selling the same shall
give certain privileges to American fish
ing vessels. Most of the amend
ments adopted were in the line of reduc
tion of duties as provided iu the McKin
ley bill and one strikes out the drawback
In the house the decision of the speak
er as to the right-of-way af the lard bill
was sustained 130 to 46 and the bill was
passed 1A to 81 the clerk counting a
quorum. The eight-hour law claim bill
was taken up and discussed to the end of
the morning hour. The bill to constitute
eight hours a day's work for laborers and
mechanics on government work wua
amended and passed.
Government to Grade thfe Wheat.
Washington Citt, Aug. 29. The house
committee on agriculture yesterday or
dered a favorable report on the bill intro
duced in the house by Comatock of
Minnesota, authorizing the secretary of
agriculture to establish uniform grade
for all kinds of grains bought, handled,
transferred, or shipped from one state or
territory or the District of Columbia to
any state or territory of the United States,
or from any place In the United States to
any foreign country, which shall be
known as "American grades."
The Land Grant Forfeiture Bill.
Washington Citt, Aug. 29. Thecon-
ferrees on the land grant forfeiture bill
reported au agreement to the senate yes
terday. The senate is to agree to an
amendment in the nature of a compro
mise lwtween the two houses. The compro
mise measure forfeits all lauds granted to
any state or to any corporation to aid in
the construction of a railroad, opposite to
and coterminous with the portion of any
such railroad not now completed and in
operntion for tha construction or benefit
of which such lands were granted; pro
vided that the act shall not be construced
as forfeiting the right-of-way or station
grounds of any railway company hereto
The Biddeford, Me., Controversy.
Washington Citt, Aug. 29. Cam-
mings of New York introduced In the
house yesterday a bill to make legal
naturalization certificates Issued by the
municipal court of Biddeford. in the First
congressional district of Maine.' This is
the case in which the ahlermen of Bidde
ford have been arrested for conspiracy.
aud the bill says that the trouble is
wholly technical; the court's decision
on which the arrests were based
is thnt the municipal court which
granted . the naturalization papers
had no right to do so because its clerk is
not called a "clnrk "
rrosrreM n the Tariff BUI. 1 i
Washington City, An 5. 29. Thers
were a number of changes made on the
tariff bill by the senate yesterday, the
most important being as fol low: Cleaned
rice, uncleaoed da, paddy, rice meal and
broken rice made datable t.t 3, 1 and
cants per pound respectively; the draw
back on sugar struck out; castor beans
increased to SO cents per bi shel (Plumb);
oranges, limes and lemons reduced by a
non-party vote the first of the kind; gar
den seeds reduced from 40 jer cent, to 2")
Gave Him a Good Sen d Off.
Washington City. Aug. 29. A num
ber of the official and profesdonal friends
of Col. Perry S. Heath, correspondent of
The Indianapolis Journal, t;ave a dinner
to him last evening, the event being made
the occasion of the announoement of the
coming marriage of Mr. 1 leath to Miss
Mary Ella Conway, of Louisville, Ky.
The event will take place oa the evening
of Sept 17, at the resident of the bride's
Personal as to tha President.
Washington City, Aug. 25'. The pres
ident arrived at the White House at 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon from Cape
May Point. The president's family have
gone to Cresson, fa., when they will
spend t he early part of Sept amber. The
president will probably go to Cresson in
about a week.
Mn.t Not Criticise Powell.
Washington City, Ang. 2i. Governor
Wolfley, of Arizona, who has criticised
Maj. Powell's irrigation proj ?ct, was no
tified yesterday by Secretary Noble that
his resignation as governor of the terri
tory will be accepted.
WIMAN ON RECIPROCITY.
He Thinks Blaine Standa In the Way of
Presidential Lightni ng.
Niagara, Ont., Aug. 29. There was a
large audience yesterday in the amphi
theatre of the "Canadian Chaitauqua" to
hear Goldwin Smith, Eras t us Wiman,
and Attorney General Longloy (of Nova
Scotia), who spoke upon tha relations
hereafter to exist between the United
States and Canada. Erastus Wiman pre
dicted that the enforcement of the Mc
Kinley bill would affect Canada to a
greater degree than any other event that
possibly could occur short of downright
war, and result in a strong movement in
favor of reciprocity, principally because
of the duties on agricultural products
provided in the bill. He believed
that reciprocity was so strong in the
United States that Blaine, who he repre
sen ted as the author of t he idea, was
nearer the presidency than ever before.
BOLD FEMININE ROBBER.
She Swindles a Spokane Fall. Rank oat
of Nearly S),600.
Spokane Falls, Wash., Aug. 29. A
bold bank robbery perpetrated by a
woman, is the talk of the town. Tuesday
a beautiful and well attired la!y stepped
into the Exchange National bank and
cashed a draft for $2,500 draw i cm the
Little Rock bank. She was identified by
a prominent lady present. It was soon
discovered that the draft had boen raised
from The plot was planned by the
woman's lover. Neither has leen seen
since. The woman called herself Mrs.
Twenty persons were injured by a rail
way collision in Scotland Thursday.
The Republicans of the Fifteeoth Illi
nois district have renominated Joseph G.
Cannon for congress.
The First Wisconsin congressional dis
trict Republicans have taken eit lity bal
lots without selecting a candidate.
Senator FarwelLhaving arrived at home
In Chicago, says that the report that he
will retire from the senate is not true.
The Missouri Republicans met in con
vention Thursday and adopted a platform
which says nothing about the national
A Pinkerton man fired at the Albany
(X. Y.) chief of police Wednesday night,
thinking he was a striker, lite bullet
grazing his ear.
Mrs. Grace January, of Sc. !ouis, a
millionaire widow, is engaged to marry an
Englishman named F re wen. S le has
A dispatch from Providence, R. L, says
a syndicate of Englishmen are about pur
chasing some of the largest cotton mills
of New England.
A band of seven robbers in New York
represented themselves as office -s and
forcibly cleared the boarding h use of
Mrs. Ackerson of all her goods.
In the 2:20 race at Hartford, Conn.,
Thursday Farmer boy fell dead aft-r win
ning the fourth heat. Prince Regent won
the 2:20 trot and a pure of $10,000.
It is charged in San Francisco that a
syndicate of stockholders in the Bonanza
mines have swindled the other ownin out
of about $20,000,000 in the past few years.
Officers at Oakland, Ills., have arrested
Lee Gwinn, who is charged with the ab
duction of Maria Wendell, the story of
which was printed in, these dispiitchea
William Quigley, of Talmage township,
Ottawa county, Mich., was murdered
Wednesday afternoon by unknown per
sons. He was ill in bed at the time, and
the crime was committed for robber.
A young man of 24 died of consumption
In the jail at Birmingham, Ala., Wednes
day who, beginning at the age of 18, when
he killed two women for $0, had mur
dered five persons in all, and seri wsly
hot one other.
Squaring- Account, to a Dot.
London, Aug. 29. The Ixindon Dock
Laborers' union has voted to subscribe a
shilling a week for each member t the
funds of the strikers in Australia. This
is only a fair return for the financial aid
extended by the Australians during- the
great struggle of the London dockers,
just as the telegram of "sympathy," sent
by the union a few days ago to Mr. Pow
derly and the striking railroad mtn in
New York, was an appropriate return for
the sympathy, unaccompanied by cash,
which the Knights of Labor extended to
the dockers on that same occasion.
Prohibition of American Pork.
PARI8, Aug. 2t. The official correspond
ence on the prohibition of American jork
is published. It seems that the American
minister, Mr. Whitelaw Reid, in com
plaining of the prohibition of pork, hint
ed that the United States might revive
the 80 per cent, duty on pictures. The
minister declared that no disease had
been caused in either Eugland or Ger
many, and requested the withdrawal of
the prohibition as an act of f riendsl ip,
duty and policy.
Haven't We a Few to Spare?.
London, Aug. 29. The Chronicle, in a
leading article, expresses the belief that
at the general election Sootland will re
turn a delegation pledged to demand
Scottish home rale. The writer deplo-es
the fact that there is no Adams or Jeff ir
aon or Hamilton in English politics to
grasp the situation and turn it to the na
The Potter, Lorell ft Co., Failure.
Boston, Aug. 2d! Attachments aggi
gating $2,000,000 were placed yesterday by
the assignee of Potter, Lovell & Co., upon
the Shaw estate and David Cummlngs ft
Co., tanners. This was done to protect
the creditors her.
Wreck on tha North British Boad.
Glasoow, Ang. 29. Agooda train aid
a train carrying passengers came in o
collision yesterday at Milngavia on tie
north British railroad, seven miles north
west of this city.- Twenty persons ais
known to have been injured.
Tha Cnewtkr I a T-H Kill i duduI Hi. I .m.
house of congress Thursday by a vote of
128 to 81.
NAMED THEIR MEN.
A Couple More State Conven
tions Choose Leaders.
SELECTED EY INDIANA DEMOCRATS
Claud Mattben , the Alliance Man, Put
I7p for Secretary of State A Platform
Which Rrl.tles with Denunciation and
Advocates Tariff for Keveuue Only
Republicans of Michigan Nominate Tur
ner for Governor, and Say Nothing;
About the Federal Election Kill.
Indianapolis, Ang. 2H. The Democratic
state convention was called to order at
10:20 yesterday morning by Chairman
Jewett, of the state central committee. A
permanent organization was effected by
the election of ex-Governor Isaac P. Gray
as chairman, and John C. Nelson as sec
retary. Upon taking the chair Governor
Gray spoke for half nn Lour on national
and state issues. He said that the Demo
cratic party favored a reduction of the
surplus and a reduction of the tariff du
ties. He nrgned that the state debt had
been created by boi h parties, the Repub
licans having made five-eighths of the
iebt and the Democrats three-eighths,
and declarad that the new institutions at
Richmond, Evansville and Logansport,
the soldiers' orphais home and the sol
diers' monument stand as monuments to
testify what Democrats have done with
the $l,0il0.0(0 they expended, while noth
ing could be shown for the.OOO.OOO spent
The Platform of Principles.
The usual preliminaries having been
disposed of, business was begun by the
presentation of the report of the resolu
tions committee by S. E. Morse, editor of
The Sentinel. TJie platform charges the
Republican administration with aiding
and abetting the alleged corrupt practices
of W. W. Dudley in the last national
election "by which the state of Indiana
was stolen by the Republican party;" de
nounces the administration for ignoring
the provisions of the civil service law;
condemns the alleged various "gift en
terprises" manipulated by the family of
President Harrison for private gain; con
demns what is called "the theft of two
United States senators" from Montana;
favors tariff jor revenue only and opposes
Blaine's reciprocity idea. The remainder
of the plutforin is all good Democratic
doctrine, and a plank is inserted opposing
interference of the state with private
Name, of the Choaen One..
The ticket selected is as follows: Secre
tary of state, Claude Matthews; treasurer,
Albert Gall; auditor of state, J. Oscar Hen
derson; judge supreme court, J. A. S.
Mitchell; attorney general, Green Smith;
clerk of supreme court, A. M. Sweeney;
suerintendent instruction, H. D. Vories;
director bureau geology. Professor S. S.
Gorby; chief bureau statistics, W. A.
Peele, Jr. Many of the contests were
close and exciting, but that for secretary
of state was qtiirkly decided, only two
ballots lieing had. the second of which
was unanimous, all the other contestants
withdrawing and giving the Farmers' Al
liance candidate the riuht of way.
James N. Turner, of Lansing Noinluatrd
f nr (lOTemor.
Detroit, Aug. 2!. The state Repub
lican convention completed its organiza
tion yesterday morning by making Aus
tin Blnir chairman and James Van
Klaick secretary. Governor Blair, on tak
ing the chair as permanent chairman,
criticised the work of the legislature for
the enactment of so much crude legisla
tion and said it must be stopped. The
convention had W4 votes and there were
no contesting delegates. All the counties
were represented except Luce.
What the riatlnrm Says.
The platform as reported anil adopted
commends Harrison's administration, the
course of Speaker Reed and that of the
senators and representatives of Michigan
in congress. Declares for a free ballot and
fair count, but is silent on the force bill.
The silver bill is indorsed as is Governor
Luce's administration, and the course of
the party on pension legislation. The
temperance plank is as follows: "We re
affirm the position of th Republican
party heretofore expressed in its state
platforms of l$e and lSSli upon the tem
perance quesl ion."
The Tariff Tlank.
The following is the tariff plank: kWe
are in favor of such a revision of our na
tional tariff laws as will protect pro
ducers, laborers and farmers against the
ruinous competition of foreign produc
tions and cheaper labor, ami especially
commend those features of the McKinley
bill, which provide for the protection of
farm products, as well as manufactured
James N. Turner, of Lansing, was nom
inated for governor on the first baliot
and the choice made unanimous. The
ticket was completed as follows: Lieu
tenant governor, W. S. Linton, of Sagi
naw; secretary state, Washington Gard
ner, Battle Creek; slate treasurer, Joseph
B. Moore, Detroit; auditor general,
T. F. Gidding; Mipvrinteinlont public in
struction. Professor Schurtz; justica su
preme court, Eii ward Cahill, Lansing;
state board of education, James M. Bal
lou. of Allegau county. Senator James
McMillan w.-is unanimously chosen for
chairman state central committee, and the
convention then adjourned.
The Wisconsin nomocracy.
Milwaukee, Wis.. Aug. 29. The sec
ond day's proceedings of the Democratic
state convention resulted in the comple
tion of the ticket as follows: Thomas Cun
ningham, of Chippawa Falls, for secreta
ry of state; John Hunner, of Eau Claire,
for state treasurer; J. L. O'Conner. of
Madison, for attorney general; O. E. Wells,
of Kaukanun, fur superintendent of pub
lic works; Thomas Thompson, of Eau
Claire, for railroad commissioner; W. M.
Root of Sheboyan, for iusurance commis
sioner. After this was done ex-Secretary
Vilas and Gen. Bragg made eloquent ad
dresses predicting a victory for the Dem
ocracy. Iteaolutlon. of the Farmers,
Omaha. Neb., Aug. 29. The National
Farmers' congress spent the greater part
of yesterday in driving about Omaha and
South Omaha. The report of the com
mittee on resolutions was presented last
night. Resolutions in favor of the pansy
for the national flower aud against the
national banks were defeated. The con
gress resolved in favor of golden roil, low
tariff, more water-ways, government en
couragement of the introduction of maize
to Europe, free coinage of silver, and free
transmission of agricultural reports
through the mails.
The Alliance Will Make a Note.
Charlotte, N. C, Aug. 2ii. At the
Democratic convention at Aaheville
Wednesday night W. T. Crawford, of
Haywood county, was nominated for con
gress, defeutlng II. B. Vance, brother of
the seuutor. Alliance candidate.
Gloomy Outlook in Ireland.
London, Aug. 251. The correspondent
of Thp Times iu Dublin says that Irish
prospects will lie gloomy if, in addition
to the failure of the potato crop, the other
crops are injured by unfavorable weather.
Ua adds' that the distress will be aggra
vated by agitation.. ...
Terribls Storm at St. Petersburg-. -r
St. Peteksih'kg, Aug. 29. A terrific
torm is raging. The rivers and canalt
are flooded, and the water is two feet deep
in the lower streets of the city. Guns are
being fired from the fortresses to warn
the inhabitants of danger. '
SPAWN OF SATAN.
Horrible Depravity Meets Its
HANGIN r OF A YOUTHFUL FIEND.
The Diabolical Crime That a 1-Year-Old
Itoy Committed and for Which He
Stretched - Hemp Two Kxecutlons In
the Ohio Penitentiary Otto Leuth, the
Outrager and Murderer of an 8-Year-Old
Girl, and "Brocky" Smith, a
Woman Slayer, Swung Oft.
Colcmbcs, O., Aug. 29. Otto Leuth,
the Cleveland boy murderer, who out
raged and then killed little Maggie
Thompson in that city May 9, 19M), was
executed in the annex of the penitentiary
here shortly after midnight yesterday
morning. With him was also executed
John, alias "Brocky" Smith, who so hor
ribly butchered up old Bridget Byron in
Cincinnati on Dec, 8, 1889. Young 1euth
was only 16 years old when his crime was
committed, and is otie of the youngest
persons ever executed in this country.
Hi. llevill.h Crime.
His crime was a most atrocious one, and
clearly showed that the youthful perpe
trator was possessed of a devil as old as
the story of ciime. His victim was but
8 years old, and wa9 fairly idolized by her
parents, being theis only child. Leuth en
ticed her into the house of his parents,
who were away on a visit at the time the
awful crime was committed. leading her
into a bed-room he first outraged her and
then beat her brains out with a hammer
to conceal the terrible crime which was
prompted by that most dangerous of hu
man passions, licentiousness abnormally
developed to a power and ferocity that
would dare all the horrors of Dante's
How He Hid His Little Victim.
The body of the little victim was strip
ped and wrapi'd up in the budclothing
and was allowed to remain iu the bed
room of the fiendish youth for a whole
week, while the erpetrator mingled
with the searchers for the miss
iug chiid imd was au unnoticed ob
server of all the suffering and excite
ment caused by the helii-h murder. ' Just
one monlh from the date of the mysteri
ous disappearance of little Maggie Thomp
son, the mutilated and decomposed
body of the chilil were discovered under
the floor f the Iuth residence, where it
had been concealed by young Otto. Tim
whole family of Leu i lis were arrested and
the next morning Otto made a full con
fession. The March to the Scaffold.
As the time set for the execution drew
near Ieuth began to weaken, anil during
the past two days, has been completely
broken don. Owing to these circum
stances he was cho-n us the first to be
put to death. Shortly after 11 o'clock,
the march from the warden's office to the
annex was taken up, the line lieing headed
by Warden Dyer anil his assistants, fol
lowed by the representatives of the press
associations various new.-p ipers and
about thirty iierson who held spuc-ial
permits. Arriving at the annex, the
death will run's were rend to both
Leuth and Smith. I-ulh was then
escorted to the scaffold, asccuding the
stairs with a tirm step
"Alt lteady; I -t ltVio."
The noo-e lieini ndjusu-d, lx-uth was
asked if be had anything to say. He
Complained of them hurting him while
tying his hands, and then said:
"Now, do that business good; already,
let it go."
The trap was sprung at 12:fC. The drop
was seven and a half fi'et, and the boy's
neck was broken.
Hrocky Smith m ini; Oft.
Five minutes later Brocky" Smith was
escorted to the seafTo d. tearing the same
unconcerned appearance he lias main
tained ever since his confinement in the
annex. The noose was adjusted and, le
ing asked to talk. Smith said he had noth
ing more to say than he had said during
the past nine months, that he committed
the crime, but that it was not done for
robbery. Th-f trap was sprung at 12:36,
drop U'ing eight feet. Smith's neck was
also broken and he was pronounced dead
THE POPE ROBUSTLY HEALTHY,
Hot Worried Over th l ull In the Church
London, Aug. 29. Recent apices from
the Vatican, believed to be entirely trust
worthy, report the pope as healthy and
vigorous to a remarkable degree, consid
ering his advanced aire, liis holiness,
however, seems to be much worried lie
cause of the steady diminution of the "Pe
ter's pence" xnirihutioii. The amount
of these voluntary ollerings ruing a
species of barometer, indicating the con
dition of the church universal at any
given time, the marked falling off now ex
hibited does not fail to receive tne anx
ious attention of the head of the church.
Not Sut infurtorily Explained. "
His advisers endeavor to ncconnt for
the situation on the theory of the overty
of the masses rather than on that of their
diminishing zeal for the pontiff, but this
explanation affords but cold comfort. The
decrease of revenue has become so marked
that his holiness lids found it necessary to
withdraw certain investments in order to
meet the expenses of maintaining the
establishments whose cost has heretofore
been defrayed out of the Peter's pence.
Dropped Dead After the Fire.
.Philadelphia, Aug. 20. .A barn used
byWilli.im Hichtcr in Koxborough was
burned yesterday. All the livestock ex
cept one horse, which perished, was got
ten out safely. Tho loss is alsuit $2,lKKI.
After the lire Mr. llichter, who had
worked hard to save his property, dropped
dead, probably from heart disease.
Father and Daughter Drowned.
Minni.ETOWN, Conn., Aug. 9. While
the schooner Palmer, belonging to Stateu
Island, was proceeding down the river a
mile below Goodspeeds Wednesduy, the
18 year-old daughter of Capt. Thurber fell
overboard. The captain jumped to save
her and both were drowned. Their
bodies have not been recovered.
ILooklnn into Our PoMal System.
New Vokk, Aug. 29. J. Henniker
Heat on, M. P., of England, who arrived
here Wednesday, visited Postmaster Van
Cott y esterday with a view of studying up
the postal system of the United States.
Mr. Heuton will visit Washington City,
Cal i forn ia. and Canada
Wm. Hutchinson, of Beutou, Illinois,
while dealing in cattle and horses in Texas
last September, was taken with a very
severe attack of cholera morbus and
diarrhoea, comlDg, he supposed, from a
change of drinking water. A local drug
gist advised him to take Chamberlain's
C ilic. 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
35 and 50 cents per bottle by
Hartz fc Bahnskn.
MathewArmstrong, of Crofion, Ky.,
now in bis seventieth year, aya he bas
been troubled with diarrhoea every sum
mer as far back as he can recollect. lie
bas in bis time used many medicines, but
none equal to Chamberlan's Colic ChoN
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
Hartz & Bahnskn.
Dr. A. T. Doll, who bas been in the
practice of medicine at North English,
Iowa, since 1863, says he often prescribes
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea remedy, because be knows it to be
reliable. For sale by
ILletz & Bahnskn.
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
Itoulil Tragedy In San r'rancUco.
Sax Fkaxi i-o, Auu. 2d. Jonn M.Cheu
owitli, a Knlooukeeper, shot and killed
Richard T. Carroll, of Carroll & Carroll,
wh.il-s:,le l:nuor dealers, Wednesday
liiuht and then blew hit wn braius out,
Chciiowith had a flisputed bill and w hile
Carroll was going over hii ledger Cheno
with u nlked behind him and nhot him in
the head. Carroll was prominent in busi
ness politics and athletics. He leaves a
laiXe t in iir.
iift:icr:itl,,n in Knusla.
St. Petkkmii im;, Aug. A conflagra
tion at Kim-hina hns det roved three
quarters of the housKH. The damage
amounts to 3 OXi iKKt roubles. The inhabi
tants art iiuvaiened with famine. Seri
ous tires have also occurred at Knr-k and
t'HtCAOO. Aug. 28
On the boar.l iMra le to-iluy quotations wera
aslollmrs: Wheat Xo. 2 September, opened
fl.4't. Hose.! Sl.ft't, lVcember. nprnc.1
l.tC-,: HomsI May. nKne I $1.11,
I. we i ((, Corn No. S September, opened
Oic, cli-e I 47c; October, op, ned 8c,
clonisl 47; May. Ojiened idtfca, Hose! fm,3.
ntH-No. i September, opened Ho. rlowd
dBc. Ovtor, opened , Honed ixSin ; May,
oeiied 3v, cluwxt Pork - September!
eippned iWtS, closed lu.50; .Unitary, oiwned
tU'.4"s closed ili: May. openel i:UU,
clowd $12.ti7'4. ljuvi Svpteruiicr. opened
t&. 2, closed tfiu.
Lire stork I'nion stork yards prices: Host
Market opened aelive: best pra leu V higher;
other grades slow and weak; In-lit grades,
H.:j(U.4.: roiK'h packing, tATSjASO. mixed
iota, l3.fuiM.arj heavy p.iekiiw aud chip
ping lots, :t.5.a4.3 1
Produce: Hutter-Fancy separator, 123 $e
rr t; fine gathered cream. IMiilS: flne to goo I
imitations, lOiUc; daries. tine-d f re l, 16 lis v
fresh packing suicks. u.7c. Kttgs-StricUy
fresh. lo.Utic per doz. Poultry-Chickens,
hens. fHyii-No per lb: rprins chickens, lifc
roosters. ftifrVv; turkeys, mixed lots, j1ilc;
lu ks,Hi : spring ditck-s lu.tllc; geeie, $4&-,
per doz. Potatoes-Karly O.iio, $ J.;."mi:J.(M per
libl; New Jersey Hose, $.1 . !,. ;i. Apples
New Illinois ftreen. ti S.ii per bbl. Hern i
Hucklelierries &.;.: pernor; $l..Vl per iti-qt
case, Kiacktwrrius Michigan, $l.ri04L.1l par
New York, Au. 2S.
Wheat No. t red winter eah. l ir.il
tf.l.l04: do September, ft.lH; do October,
1.IKM; do IVsenibcr. $1,104. Corn-No i
mixed !&ijKe cash; do September,
do October, & 46c; do December, A6c. Onta
-Vuiut: No S mix d rash, 404 . 4H40-do
September, 40V; do October, 4rV. Kye
-Vuiet. Hurley malt Quiet and unchnnired.
Pork Steady: ni.-ss, ili.ai.HM. Usrd
Nominally uiichantr. d.
Live Mock: Cattle-Steady; no trading in
beeves; dressed Iss-f. firm; unlive ulcers, ma
f4 Sheep and lamlis -Market duil at
barely sustained prices; ahvep: $4.im,tJ5 y
KM lbs; lamia. $I.HI4t7.2.V ilos-Mnrket
steady; live hogs, S4.21I&4.75 t 1UI lt-s.
IUy Fplsnd prairie, t9.0oas.50
Hay TfmoiBT $f Oiife SO.
Bay Wild, $10.00.
Oo I Norma
Cord Woo0$S 5 C $4.(0.
A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest of
all hi leadening strength 47. S. Oanrnnunt St
port Amq. IT,
THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
CARSE & CO.,
Children, all noted for rit, wear,
H. SIEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1S08 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Choice Family Groceries
a ,,,.. . T- Third enue nd Twenty-first 8t . Ro;k UUnl.
PnaB,eol"i,'Cdk ' 0roc th" -ill M -t lowest living pries A .bar of Prt;c
Dealer ia New and
Second Hand Goods
Buy,, .en. and tr.des an, tnic
HM opened bis New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue
where he would be pleased to see his friends. '
J. T. DIXOJNT,
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
F. V7m HERLXTZEA.
No. 229 Twentieth Street, next to Conrmd Schneider's grocery. Rock Island.
for floe fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Made lath, law rtyl.. Atao repairing doae with aeatoe .nd dispatch.
House and Sign Painter.
Fim-clGInlng d Papsr Hanging. 8hop KoBrln ATe . tii sw.
P. P. Box 672. ROCK ISLAND.
comfort and durability.
Avenue. Dealer in
Cigars and Toys,
A pnecialty made of jcwtirT.
No. 1614 Second Avenue