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THE ROCK ISLAKD ARGUS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1890.
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Correspondence Milicitcd from erery township
In Kock 1 eland eonnty.
Thursday, September 4. 1890.
For United State. Senator Jomt M. Pum
For Stat. TieaKiirer Edward B. Wilsoh.
ForBniit-of Public Inxtraction.. ..Hbnrt Kaab.
. .... ) John Hryart.
For TruMeM Illinois f N w graham.
University, f ....Rrhard D. Moroah.
For ConsTTCM Bbh T. Cabl
For State Senator K. II Hinmaw
For Countr Judire .
For County Clerk Chali Creutz
ForSheriil '. C D. Gorooh
For Treasurer Go. B. Bkownbh
For County Supt. of Schol..CH . B Marshall
A professed democrat who Is a mug
wump to his party ia now known as a
"jiboose." And thu9 are dictionaries
Thisk of il! Old "VirrrjOunt" had
an election thin week, and there was a
heavy falling off in the republic tn vote.
This would look like the lust atraw thai
was going to use up the camul.
Police Maoistkatk Wivii.l married a
couple yesterday, the name of the bride
being Violet Angel MetchueMkaufskeys.
and she lives in Moline. There was a
poetic justice in that girl changing her
name to one of two syllables.
Rocob Cosklixo once Baitl of r fel
low congressman that he could set his
mouth going and then go away for an
hour or two and find it going iust the
same when be came back. He must have
anticipated the action of the member of
this district on the eight -hour bill with
Every day new converts to the reci
procity idea bob up serenely from the re
publican party. They explain that they
were always in favor of that principle,
but somehow couldn't let it be known.
Their ideas were keeping pace with the
infant industries and had to be nurtured
until they were fully grown and could
speak for themselves.
Whsn Mr. Uest beard in the
house that the eight hour bill wa9 a piece
of special legislation for the purpose of
taking money from the people, what did
he Bay? SayT What does he usually say?
What an opportunity he had there of
making an argument in favor of the
workmen who have been cheated out of
their money by the passage of this fraud
ulent bill. And he constituted himself
their champion and made them believe he
was their friend, and yet, when the criti
cal moment came, he was afraid to assert
himself or was unequal to the task.'
Mr. Jest is a candidate for office on
the democratic ticket in an Illinois coun
ty. The only suggestion of anything
either agreeable or funny to him is the
name. Chicago Tribune.
What a terrible mixing up of things
the types sometimes make. The name
of our representative is spelt with a J in
stead of a G, thus making him sound
soft instead of hard. The other infor
mation that he is running on the demo
cratic ticket ia quite new, but it is not
believed. Mr. Q-not j will have all
he can possibly do to run on one ticket,
At the end of that race he will find him
Again it is asked, what was the neces
aity of so much juggling in congress to
pass a bill allowing government em
ployes to get the money that was due
them? The law bad already said they
should have it, and said so over twenty
years ago, so that really all that was
necessary was the needful appropriation
and the payment of the several sums.
The idea that the workmen should be
compelled to have resort to the court of
claims to obtain what was theirs by right
is absurd. These men hail first to earn
the money and now they are asked to em
ploy counsel to fight for it in the court?
The democrats of the Sixth district
have placed in nomination the Hon. An
drew Ashton, of Rockford, as a candi
date for congress against the present
congressman from that district, Hon. li.
R. Hitt. The choice is an exccllet one.
and cannot fail to, meet with the appro
bation of the voters of the district. Mr.
Ashton is one of those men who are
known as self-made; has lived long in the
district; served in the Twenty-ninth and
Thirtieth general assemblies; is honest,
capable and experienced, an.l his cam
paign will not only arouse enthusiasm In
his own behalf, but will prove a fatal
thorn in the aide of Mr. Hitt. This is a
year of democratic success.
"The bill is passed and now I must in
orae way get the benefit of it. It is a
poor, miserable thing, I know, but what
could I do with so many of those other
fellows talking and cicver fellows, too,
men with whom I bad no ghostly show
in an argument. Let me see, I will in
atruct my organ at home to claim every
thing. Let the bad be made good, and
the gocd be made seraphic. But the
trouble is, there is so little that Is good.
Tea, I know, I have promised the earth
to everybody that approached me before
the last election, but I fear I cannot
work the same racket again. There
was Cardinal Wolsey. He had a lot of
trouble in his day. Just like me. ne
may have been a smarter man in some
things, perhaps, but then what was it
be said about ambition, about flinging it
sway? And that all the ends that a man
ahould aeek for should be his Ood, his
country, and his king, or bis president, I
forget which. And then he said some
thing about swimming on bladders and
getting beyond his depth, and lots of
other things. That's it. I, too, have
been getting beyond my depth, but my
high-blown has not sunk under me, no,
you bet, not this summer!"
An Ohio Man Forgets "Con
gressional Courtesy" .
FTOI0US ATTACK ON THE SENATE.
The Upper Iloune Given an Angry do
ing Over and Some of It. Member.
Picked Out for Special Denunciation
The Killing or Itarrnndia and Our Gov
ernment'. Interest Therein The Raura
Investigation Drag. Wearily The
Day'. Work In Congress..
Washington Citt, Sept. 4. "Congres
sional courtesy" was ignored in the house
yesterday in a manner seldom witnessed
in either chamber, and the sennto given a
aooring that was sensational in its lack
of regard "for the amenities of statesmanship.-
The Clayton-Breckinridge ca-e was
up and Kennedy obtained the floor to
spoak thereon. Ho began by declaring
that the details of Clayton's murder were
abundant justification for the passage of a
federal election bill, and continuing said:
"Speaking for myself I shall nail the ban
ner of the Republican party at the mast
head, with the doctrine which has becoma
inseparable from the history its exist
ence and which demands the protection of
the humblest citizen in the right to an
honest ballot and the protection of life
and property, and ntand ready to defeud
that doctrine to the last.
I'ostpnnenieut of the Klectinn Hill.
"That the election bill has been killed
by Republicans is true, Without
fair treatment the bill which the house
of representatives said imperatively was
demanded for the preservation of its own
houor, and for the safety and stability of
its honor, umlforthe protection of the
whole country against outrage and in
timidation and violence is de
liberately put aside without a hearing
and without opportunity of considera
tion. When before, in all the past his
tory of legislation, has one house of
congress deliberately put ujwin the other
the mark of its derision and contempt?
The consideration of this measure
was demanded by every sense of de
cency mid honor. It was demanded by
the house of representatives that its
floor in ii;ht 1. purged of those who are
enabled to enter by reason of violence and
Senatorial Courtesy Seored.
"The senate of the United States will
learn that there is a bar of public opinion
and at that bar it is now being tried.
To have been a senator ia the days of
Webster and Clay and Calhoun was to
have been part of a body that won and
had the admiration of the people north
and south. To have been a senator in the
days of Wade and Kessenden and Critten
den was to have been associated with men
whose sense of honor would have denied
companionship to one whose name was
tarnished over by even a suspicion of in
famy or corruption. if the
Roman toga had leen dragged in the filth
and mire of the centuries, surely the cloak
of senatorial courtesy has been used to
hide the infamy and corruption which
has dishonored nnd disgraced a body
which was once the proudest in the land.
A Whack at I'ayne and Krice.
"The cloak of 'senatorial courtesy' has
become a stench in the nostrils and a by
word in the mouths of all the honest citi
zens of the lamt It makes a cloak behind
which ignorant and arrogant wealth can
purchase its way to power and then hide
Its cowardly head behind the shameless
protection of 'senatorial silence.'
It means a cloak behind which petty party
bickerings may barter away a party's
principles and play the demagogue in the
face of the people. It means a clonk be
hind which pretended honesty hides its
dishonest head while in secret it is trad
ing nnd traflieing in the righta Bnd lilwr
ties of the people. It means a cloak un
der which not only the timid but the cow
ardly politician can cover up his tracks
and be either foul or fair as the necessity
demands. The hour for senatorial cour
tesy has passed."
Fierce Onslaught on senator Quay.
The speaker then said that the Repub
lican party was victorious in every field,
and if it failed now it would be owing to
the treason of its leaders, and went on as
follows: "The Judas Iscariot of 2,0(10
years atro is to find a counterpart in the
Judas Iscariot of to-day. The Judas who
took the thirty pieces of silver and went
and hanged himself has left an example
for the Mat Quays that is well worthy of
their imitation. Some time since I stood
up in my place on this floor and de
nounced a senator I'ayne from my na
tive state because, when charged with
corruption nnd branded with infamy, he
didnot rise in his seaCaud demand an in
vestigation. One other, occupy
ing a high place in the councils oftiie
party to which 1 belong, has suffered him
self month in and mouth out to be
charged with crimes and misdemeanor,
for which if guilty he should have Iwen
condemned and had meted out to him the
fullest measure of punishment. This man
Is a Republican; shall I now remain si
lent? Wants Him Driven Into Itetireinnnt.
"I do not know whether the charges
made against the chairman of the Na
tional Republican committee ure true or
false, but I do know that as a great Re
publican leader he owed it to the great
party at whose head he was, cither to
brand them as infamies or to prove their
falsity, or he owed it to that party to
stand aside from its leadership. He has
not done either, and for this I denounce
him. He has delayed too long
to Justify the Iwlief in his innocence
Under such circumstances he
should be driven from the head of the
Kennedy Had a Clear Field.
This outburst was listened to witli sur
prise on nil sides, indignation by the
friends of the senators attacked nnd ela
tion by their enemfes on ImUi sides of the
house. Although it is an ancient rule of
parliamentary bodies that members of
one house shall not refer to the action of
members of the other in debate, the
speaker pro tern, made no effort to call
Kennedy to order and he had his say un
interrupted. I'roceedluga In Congrea. "
Washington Citt, Sept. 4. In the sen
ate yesterday a resolution offered by Call
declaring the shooting of Gen. Iiarrundia
on an American vessel in the harbor of
Guatemala an insult to the American
flag was referred to committee. The
tariff bill was taken up and the sugar
schedule discussed. Extended speeches
on the general subject of protection were
made by Messrs. Kvarts, Voorhe's and
Gray. The evening session was devoted
to speeches on the bill.
The house passed the bills "to regulate
granting of leases at Hot Spring), Ark.,
and for bridge across the Savannah by the
Georgia and Atlantic railroad. The Clayton-Breckinridge
case was taken up and
discussed with some acrimony but with
out action, adjournment being delayed
until a late hour. Kennedy of Ohio made
a very bitter speech against the senate,
attacking Senators Payne and Brice by
implication and Quay by name.
MAY CAUSE SOME TROUBLE.
The Killing of Gen. Ilarrnndia on an
, American Ship.
Washington Citt. Sept 4. On Friday
last at San Jose de Guatemala, a seaport
in the republic of Guatemala, Gen. Bar
rundia, a revolutionist, was shot in his
cabin on board the American merchant
steamship Acapulco. The captain at first
refused to deliver Bnrrundia to the Guat
emalan officers and said he would resist to
the death. The officers then went ashore
and saw Minister Mizner, United States
minister, who sent-vord to the captain I
that he could not lawfully refuse to de- I
liver Barruiidia. Tl e captain then with- :
drew his resistance and Barrundia was
shot dead in his cabin. Whelker be"fe
sisted or not is a question. The Guate
malan officers say lit did, and with weap
ons. A Claim on Uncle Sam.
Gen. Barrundia's family has made an
appeal to the American government which
either calls on the United States to exact
a pecuniary consideration from Guate
mala tor Barrund ia'e death, or to resent
the alleged affront to the majesty of the
United States. The matter is under con
sideration at the state department and
there is some difficulty as to the meaning
of the appeal. If me int in the first of
these senses it would be impossible for the
president to demand ;i consolatum for the
widow and orphans ualesshe first decided
that the sovereignty t f the United States
had been invaded, ami upon reaching that
decision the relations of the two powers
would assume so grave an aspect that
merely personal interests would disappear
from the controversy. If the cablegram
were meant as an invocation to the presi
dent to perform his public duty to his own
country it would be an insult to the presi
dent and to the countiy.
The Law In I he Matter.
The right of th e Guatemalan authori
ties forcibly to arrest Cwn. Barrundia.even
on board an America I merchant vessel,
is unquestioned, provided the facts are
as given the department of state. The
only theory that can be formed from the
information at hand is that Gen. Bar
rundia was justifiably slain in unlawfully
resisting a legal arrest by a competent
authority and according to due process
of law. Minister Mizm r's part is assumed
to have consisted in alvisingthe master
of the American steaner that he could
neither be protected nr justified in resist
ing forcibly the arrest of a fugitive from
justice, who had voluntarily brought
himself within the offended jurisdiction.
Pickling a Rod fcr Themselves.
In the meantime th.) friends of Gen.
Barrundia are making things warm for
t hemselves. The day after Barrundia was
killed his eldest daughter tried to shoot
Minister Mizner, and was only prevented
by the minister's coolness. Now the friends
above-mentioned are threatening the min
ister's life and his oUce Is constantly
guarded by police. Ha refuses to leave
the city, however, nnd will see the thing
through. If he should be killed the
United States would demand reparation
from Guatemala, and that government
would undoubtedly "take it out of the
hides" of Barrundia's pirtisaus.
Washington Citt, Spt. 4 The pres
ident sent to the houa yesterday after
noon a letter from the secretary of state
accompanied by reports adopted by the
Pan-American congress relating to the
subject of international arbitration. Sec
retary Blaine in his letter says the act of
congress, approved May 34. lsss, author
ized the president to invite the several
other governments of America to join the
United States in a conference for the pur
pose of discussing and recommending for
adoption some plan of arbitration for
the settlement of disagreements and dis
putes that may hereafter arise between
them. In his letters! transmittal the
president says that the r itification of the
treaties contemplated by these reports
will constitute one of the happiest and
most hopeful incidents iti the history of
the western hemisphere.
The Ramu Investigation.
Washington Citt, Sept. 4. The Raum
investigating committee met again yes
terday and Cooper wanted to begin over
again because of the appointment of Flick
of Iowa in Smyser's place. Flick said be
would read up the testimony and asked
time to do so and the mttter went over.
Then Cooper offered a resolution calling
upon Raum to present a list of promo
tions in his office since ho took hold; also
for a list of allowance made Pension
Attorney Lemon since February. Raum
said he challenged Cooper to show that
any promotions had bee t made wrong
fully and that Cooper whs seeking to de
lay the investigation. When it was sug
gested to go ahead with hearing testimony
Cooper objected, saying that he would
not be ready for that until he had the in
formation asked. The committee then
Evarts' View, on the Tariff.
Washington Crrr, Sept 4, EJraunda
and Fvarts both spoke on the tariff yes
terday and both antagonized the reci
procity scheme as proposed by Biaine. In
concluding his speech Ev irts thus sum
marized his views: "Make your tariff an
you think right Let otl ers make theirs
as they think right And when you reach,
as England has reached, the position that
you can devour the subeU nee of other na
tions better by free trade than you can
preserve your own substitnce by protec
tion, then change your lavs."
Silver Continue, to dvauce.
Washington Citt, Sept 4 The direct
or of the mint yesterday purchased 100,
000 ounces of silver at 1.1 9.Y and 200,000
ounces -at 1.19 The total amount
ottered yesterday aggr gated 'J.OOS.fiOO
ounces. .Silver iu London yesterday sold
atM pence per ounce, the highest price
recorded in that market since March,
Washington Citv, Sept. 4 The presi
dent was sent to the senate the following
nomination: John W. Ross of the District
of Columbia, to be conimio ier of the Dis
trict of Columbia vice Lem m G. Ilins, re
signed. James Brady, Jr., of Massachu
setts, to In- collector of customs for the
district of Fall River, Mass
The annual convention of the American
Bankers' association was begun at Sara
toga, X. V., Wednesday.
The Youngstown, O., "elegram has
been sold to A. J. Halford, f Indianapo
lis. He assumes the management Nov. 1.
The prohibition law went into effect at
Dead wood, s. I), Wednesday and the
town is as dry as a deserts far as "hard"
drink is concerned.
The failure of Iloxie & Mi ler, an exten
sive Wisconsin lumber firm, is reported.
The assets are estimated at tK)0,o00; lia
bilities about $518,000.
The Rot hschild, are think ng of buying
the Mesa hi and Virmilion ii on ranges in
Minnesota. They have au agent looking
over the property now.
At a dance in "Africa," a St. Charles,
Bio., suburb, Ed Gunett razored Dick
Mosby and. Liv Craig across the throat,
nearly decapitating Mosby. Garnett hi
A workman employed in Marks Bros,
saddlery at Omaha, was discharged be
cause he participated in Labor Day parade,
and m a result the forty men employed by
the firm struck.
The marriage of Mrs. Grac-i Janua.y, of
St. Louis, to Mr. Frewen, of England, is
off. Mrs. January's fortune of ),000,000
descends to her children, and Frewen
could not control it; which U. why.
Mrs John S. Brown, widow of a recent
ly deceased citizen of Kansas City, Mo.,
suicided with laudanum on her husbaud'a
grave Wednesday because ahe dreaded
spending the rest of her life in au infirm
ary. Mrs. Sara Mclntyre, Marie, her daugh
ter of 10 years, and Agnes Roberts, an
adopted daughter, were burn-j-i to death
in afire at Philadelphia, sorted by a
drunken man overturning a coal oil
Neil Burrows and John Ewing, two ne
gro toughs, are under arrest t.t Corning,
O., on charge of being the meti who tried
to wreck the New York Cam, on ball ex
press in a tunnel near Pittsbn rg. Pa., re
fire at Hiawatha, Kas.. early Wednes
day destroyed two and a half business
blocks, at a total loss of 150. HW. Valu
able books and (50,000 iu cuiroacy iu the
vault -of the First National bauk were
REED AT BOSTON.
The Speaker. Addresses the
HE IS GIVEN A BOUSING WELCOME
And Recite, the Achievement, of the
Present Cong-res. Organizing a New
Party at St. Lou I. Which I. to Reform
Thing. Generally The Last nay'. Work
of the Single Tax Men Convention of
Wi.con.ln Republican Clnb. Political
Boston. Sept. 4. Speaker Iieed, who Is
on his way to Maine to participate in the
political campaign in that state, addressed
a largo audience last night at Faneuil
hall. It was a very enthusiastic gather
ing and Reed was given a rousing wel
come. Chairman Burdett, of the Repub
lican state committee, opened the meet
ing, introducing Hon. Jonathan A. Lane,
president of the Boston Merchants' asso
ciation, ns the presiding officer. I.ane
made a brief speech, touching upon the
tariff question, and then introduced Reed
as the first speaker. Reed expressed grat
ification at the receptiou given him, say
ing it was a great satisfaction to any man
to know that the people of the United
States fcere liehind his associates and him.
"Any amount of individual courage may
1 greatly strengthened by the addition of
the courage, of other people. The strength
of a nation is the streugth of its united
people. What terrifies the wrong-doers is
a union of good men.
The Question of Surplus.
"It is amazing to notice the histyry of
the house of representatives and of con
gress to see how in detail is carried out
this principle that when things are to be
done the Republican party does them.
The great striik'irle which has been made
by the Democratic house of ' representa-f
tives for years has lavn not to be econom-t
ical in the expenditures of the govern
ment, but to cut down the sum total of
appropriations. They have been striving
in every way to pile up the surplus, not
merely by taxation hut by parsimony iu
their actiou in the expenditure of money.
So long as they could point to -the clog
ging of business which results from the
storing of money in the treasury,
they seemed to be happy, but now are en
gaged in showing that the surplus has
disappeared. They are unable to be con
tented, either with a surplus or without
A Itrfense of the Kxpentliturea.
"There is no doubt but what the ex
penditures of the government nre alout
to approach its receipts; but any man
would make a mistake if he believed that
it whs in any way a result of extravagance
or carelessness with the public money,
that a dollar has leen appropriated by
either house which does not carry upon it
the stamp of the necessities of the govern
ment; and nobody who does not carefully
consider this matter can ever realize the
righteous action of the Republican party
in the house and senate how much it
cost them to bf economical in a true and
proper sense. There has Iieen advertise
ment broadcast of this surplus and every
human need and want has been set to
gether to try to get money out of the
treasury for other ttian public purposes,
but none of these sc hemes has lieen suc
cessful. All the expenditures have leen
legitimate, just and proper.
Question. That llaTe Keen Met.
"We shall ex pend nearly our income.
We shall hIso reduce taxation to the ex
tent of MM'Oo.Ooo in addition thereto."
Reed then referred to the question of (ten
sions, and said it was one of the most
difficult to meet, but that congress had
passed a measure that was in all its im
portant features satisfactory to the coun
try as a whole. He then said: "So have
we met all such questions. We have
given to the postoffice department its due
need of increase. Where-er tlie necessi
ties of the government require any ad
dition we propose to give it to the people.
Such is the magnificent growth of the
country, we can do this safely. We have
met all questions in this spirit
Solution of the Silver Problem.
"Here was the question of currency,
with widely diverse ideas. On the Pacific
coast and in the silver states there was a
wild demand that the mints should be
open to the free coinage of all the silver in
the world. On the other haud there was
a reasonable tear on t he part of men living
in tuber parts of the country lest we
should do something which in some way
would drive gold out of the country and
cause monometallism on a lower plane.
The result has been very much owing to
the good action of a mem U-r of congress
from the state of Massach uset ts. That right
eous judgment has Iieen reached which
eems to le sending silver safely to par, to
the great advantage of this country."
At the close of his address Heed was
loudly cheered Henry Cabot Islge fol
lowed Reed and was greeted with enthus
iasm. THE SINGLE TAX ADVOCATES.
A Platlonu Adopted with Applause
Henry ieorge Itanquetteil.
New YoliK, Sept. 4 The single tax
delegates were promptly on band at IU
o'clock yesterday morning iu Cooper
Union. A discussion took place as to
whether Women should le elected honor
ary members. William Lloyd Garrison,
of Boston, thought no discrimination
ahonld lie made; that women should Ie
admitted just the same as men without
any discrimination. Henry George read
the platform which had been prepared.
The. main points were that all men were
created alike, with certain inalienable
rights. No one shall lie permitted to hold
property without a fair return. The
platform was loudly applauded.
A llig Feed at Coney Island.
Honry George was entertained at a ban
quet and reception at Coney Island last
night by the Brooklyn Single-Tax club.
Many prominent single-tax men made ad
dresses and delegates were present from
the leading single-tax clubs of every state
in the Union. About 500 guests sat down
to dinner. Among those present were
Judge Maguire, of San Fraucisco; A. H.
Stephenson, of Philadelphia; Frank T.
Lyford, of Maine, C. R. Cooper aud It G.
Brown, of Memphis; II. F, Ring, Georce
White, Rev. S. W. Thackeray, aud Dr. W.
N. Hill, of Maryland; B. Smith and James
Mury Water, of St. Louis.
Wisconsin Republican League.
Milwaukee, Wis., Sept 4. The state
Republican league opened the campaign
yesterday by a meeting here. John T.
Kelly was elected president Speeches
were made by Kelly and A. J. Lester, of
Springfield, Ills, aud a platform adopted,
one plank of which is as follows: In the
education of its children lies the safety of
the republic. We stand by the little
school house, nnd in its defense we invite
the co operation of all patriotic people.
We believe in the protection of the youth
from the evil resulting from child labor.
We henrtilv indorse th ntntfnrm ml rvnf Art
by the recent Republican convention, and
we pledge ourselves to do all in our power
to elect the state ticket, headed by W. D.
Hoard, and to secure the return of a legis
lature that shall re-elect John C. Spoouer
to the United States senate.
To AiWauioe the Prtoa or Ulaw.
Chicago, Sept 4. A resolution was
adopted by the glass men of the country,
who are in session here, to increase prices,
limit production demand a -prohibitory
tariff, and that Belgium and other
European glass may be kept out
Another Lynching In Miaaoarl.
Poplab Bluff, Ma, Sept- 4. Thomas
Smith, a negro, who, duriug an alterca
tion Tuesday with Mr. Albright, frac
tured the latter's skull with a atone, waa
taken from the jail yeste rday morning by
a masked mob and lynched.
Sensational Suicide of a Chi
A DOZEN MEN WITNESS THE DEED.
Kept from Interfering by the Felo de
Se'a Pistol HI. Wife Among Those
Who Looked on While He Coolly
"Stood Off" HI. Wonld-Be Saviors and
Pot a Hullet Through HI. Troubled
Chicago, Sept. 4. William Siegert blew
his brains outlast evening after a lively
jcuflle with his wife and half a dozen
neighbors who tried to disarm him. Sie
gert was a gardener, 25 years old, and bad
two children. He lived at the corner of
Addison and Hoyne avenues, as dreary a
place as could be found in Cook county.
He came down-town early in the morning
with a wagon-load of vegetables, which
he disposed of nt the North Side market
about noon. When he returned home he
was very despondent. He told his wife
that he intended killing himself, and a
short time afterward took a revolver from
a bureau drawer, loaded it with the ut
most care and then placed the muzzle
ngainst his head preparatory to firing.
The Wife Wa. To.. Oiilek.
Mrs. Siegert, who is a small but power
ful woman, sprang at her husband,
snatched the gun from his hand, aud be
fore he could recover from the effects of
the blow, seized the weapon and carried it
into another room. In a moment Seigert
became transformed into a lunatic. He
grablied up a big carving knife and swore
he would cut his wife's head off if she did
not instantly restore the pistol. Mrs. Sie
gert fled from the house and ran to a
neighlsir's place a few doors away and
told the story of her ad vent ure. The word
was passed to other houses, and in a short
time ten or twelve men were hurrying to
ward Siegert 's, with a view to preventing
him from taking his own life.
A Remarkable Sci n.
When they reached the house Siegert
was standing on the porch, revolver in
hand. Two or three men sprang at him,
intending to take the weapon away, but
they retreated in hot haste when the re
volver was pointed at them. ' I'll kill
you all," the lunatic shouted, "if you
don't let me alone. I am going to kill
myself, and you can see me do it." He
jumped down the hleps three at a time,
brandishing the revolver inn way that
made the crowd scatter in evey direc
tion. Mrs. Siegert implored her husband
to throw the revolver away, and for re
ply received a scowl that made her shrink
out of sight in terror.
t he Fatal Shot Fired.
Siegert walked blowly around to the
barnyard and at every step he dared his
neighlkirs to follow him. The most of
them followed cautiously. Taking a por
tion near the barn door Siegert deliberate
ly raised the revolver to his head. The
muzzle rested about an inch above his
right ear. He glanced around at the
blanched faces of his neighbors a moment,
and then closiug his eyes pulled the trig
ger. There was flash and a report, and
the suicide toppled over on his side with
his brains oozing from a bullet hole above
the right ear. Almost before the horri
fied spectators could reach his side his
heart bad ceased to leat. He died with
out a struggle. '
A Small let the Cause.
Mrs. Siegert when she saw her hus
band's dead body, threw herself across it
and was carried into the house a moment
afterward in a dead faint The lody was
picked up, taken into the house and
properly cured for. Siegert, it seems, has
Iieen despondent for some time, and only
a week ago threatened to end his life in a
similar manner. His intimate friends
say he was worried alaut a small debt lie
owed a city merchant and which he was
unable to pay on demand.
THREE BIG BUSINESS FAILURES.
A Oreal l.uinberr'iriu r Wise n"m r..e
Down liotn C ralif-n.
OnIikomi, Wis, Sept, 4. One of the
largest business futures in the history of
Wisconsin took place yesterday. The
firm is Hoxie & Melior, the largest gen
eral liiinlx r firm in the state. They have
large plants in New London ami Antigo,
and have operated extensively througout
northern Wisconsin aud Michigan.
Spreading their wings for too high a
flight is the explanation given for the
failure, which was a surprise to conserva
tive business men who have known both
memlHTs for a quarter of a cent ury.
Onf Over Haifa Million.
The failure was precipitated by an at
tachment for tisi.Outi in favor of the Na
tional Bank of Oshknsh. The nominal
assets are said to le JtHO.O K); liabilities
alKiut t"ltHi0. A meeting of creditors
will lie held shortly in this city. The
failure may affect others, and causes
widespread interest in northern Wiscon
sin. Steel and Sewing silk Men.
Boston, Sept, 4 Notes of the Worces
ter Steel companay to a large amount
have gone to protest as a result of the fail
ure of the Potter I vcll company. The
company's liabilities are JlJ.Vi.217. and
their nominal asset, are about 1, 'AMI, 000,
Seavey, Foster iiowmau, manufac
turers of sewing silk ami machine twist
at 25 Olive street and 1U4 Arch street, are
badly involved iu the affairs of the l'otter
lxvell company. Their liabilities are
tSS.OOO; nominal assets il.bM.nou,
The Mpw York Arbitrator.
Nfw Y..i;k, Sept. 4 The New York
state Im.-ird of arbitrators continued its
investigation into the Central strike yes
terday. After hearing Ustimo:iy in which
little that was new was develofied the
hoard adjourned to meet in Albany on
Friday. Several discharged employes tes
tified that, they lost their places Iiecause
they were knights, aud in every instruce
the person who was alleged to have told
them why they were discharged denied
the words attributed to them.
Shot by a ltnrglar.
DF.S MolXKS, la., Sept. 4 Ambrose
Boatwright, living at 174 Des Moines
street, was shot through the left, hand be
tween and 4 o'clock yesterday morning
by a burglar who waked him by taking
his trousers wit h m the pockets. The
burglar escaped with the trousers and
, "low can I get rid of superfluous hair
Mr. Druggist?" "Get married, air."
Wm. Hutchinson', of Benton, Illinois,
while dealing in cattle and horses in Texas
last September, was taken with a very
severe 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, he says, effected a com
plete cure, and he now takes pleasure in
recommending it to others. For sale at
25 and 50 cents per bottle by
Hartz & Bahrsen.
MathewArmstrong. of Crofton, Ky.,
now in his seventieth year, says be has
been troubled with diarrhoea every sum
mer as far back as he can recollect. He
has in his time used many medicines, but
none equal to Chamberlan's Colic Chol
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is prompt in its effects, can always be de
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water, is pleasant to take. Children do
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Dr. A. T. Doll, who has been in the
praetice of medicine at North English,
Iowa. Since 1883. nav. h. nfun nroooriKoe
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rnoea remedy, because be knows it to be
reliable. For sale by
Uabtz & Bahssks.
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