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THLE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, SAT UBDY, SEFTEMliEK 0, 1890.
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8atchdat, September 6, 1880.
For United Statea Senator John M. Palmes
For State Tieatinrer Edward 8. Wn.on.
For Bout, of Public Instrnction.. ..Hbkrt Kaab.
. .... ) Johs Hrtabt.
ForTraatees Illlnole I N w Graham.
tniveraity, j ....Richabd D. Morbah.
For Congreoa Bbw T. CABt
For State Senator K. H Hihmah
For Coontv Jadt'e .
For County Clerk" Chablbs A, Orki'TE
ForSheritt C. D. Gohtiom
ForTreannrer...k fiao. B. Baowsait
ForCounty Snpt. of Scheola.CHa. B Marshall
'Republican" shies bis bat into the
ring snd askea for somebody to come on
and step on the tail of his coat.
The Union still persists that it was a
manufacturer of beer that added the
amendment to the eight-hour law.
The question is. did "Sahlja" assign
bis contract for writing against space to
"RepublicanT" If so, the people were
not gainers by the deal.
A coldness has arisen between Matthew
Iscariot Quay and Representative Kenne
dy, which bids fair to convert Washing
ton into a summer resort.
What has become of "Sahlja?" He
has dropped out of sight all at once, after
having given prbmiee of doing something,
if nothing more than quoting the statutes.
Hexrt George thinks it is a sad
spectacle to watch congress dragging its
session into the dog days to pay by grants
and spoliation from the people the mon
ey borrowed to buy the last presidential
It is said that Matt Quay roust eo, but
where? If they kick him out of the par
ty he might get mad, and, perhaps, he's a
bit of a fighter himself; if they get him to
talking he might surprise a great
many people who now look upon him as
Getcbal Palmer said at Hardin that
many men were still shaking the bloody
shirt, but that their- shirts were not
bloody during the war. 0ther3 of these
abirt-shakers, he said, were infants at
their mother's breasts when be and his
companions were at the front fighting for
Wisconsin democrats are welcome to
their Peck. The republicans are taking
the right kind of measures to beat him
They'll find though at the polls, that it
takes more such measures than they are
equal to fill to equal tbe solid load the
Milwaukee humorist will gather up. He
is the kind of a man who allows his light
to be concealed under a bushel.
"Tbe shallowness and unfairness of
tbe article in the A Rous of Thursday
evening relative to tbe Brewer amend
ment of the '-back pay" bill and Mr
Guest's all argoe culpable in action there-
upoii was manifest to every intelligent
reader, but was. perhaps, not surprising.'
Tbe above is tbe opening sentence of
"Republican," in tbe Union this morn
ing in his article upon Mr. Gest. It is
not "manifest to every intelligent read
er" what the writer is trying to say. but
this is "perhaps not surprising."
Tbe lrmret Content.
At the Central Presbyterian church
next Tuesday evening occurs the De
morest medal contest. This will be an
entertaining as well as a somewhat
unique affair. A programme will be
presented which will give the contestants
an opportunity to display their elocution
ary talent, tbe exercises being inter
apersed with vocal and instrumental mu
sic. Tbe young ladies who will give rec
itations, and the topics of tbe produc
tions, will be: Charlotte Bromley,
"What Shall we do with the Saloon?
Maud Warren, "Voice from the Poor-
house;" Hatlie Herjgstler, "Moral Sua
ion;" Grace Sturgeon, "The Monopoly
of Abomination;" Anna Bromley, "Pro
bibition tbe nope of Our Country;" Nel
lie Wilson, "The Martyred Mother;"Edith
Fitzpatrick. "Arraignment of the Rum
Traffic" A silver medal, the gift of Mr
W Jennings Demorest, will be presented
to the best speaker, three disinterested
persona being judges.
talney Ha l-rft V.
Maj. Quincy McNeill, who in years
gone by was one of Rock Island's bright
est and most promising citizens, but who
In late years had become a character
about tbe court house, baa left Rock Isl
andperhaps forever. He started yes
teruay lor the state soldiers home at
Quincy to spend tbe remainder of bis
days. Up to the last he maintained a
distinction peculiarly his own as a wheel
horse in the local ranks of the g. o. p,
He baa been & resident of Rock Island for
over forty-five years, and was one of the
earliest school teachers of the city. Up
on the breaking oat of - the war he
enlisted and was elected captain of
Co. D., one of the Rock Island
county companies attached to tbe
Thirteenth Illinois Infantry. From
this position he was promoted to that of
maior of the Second Illinois Cayalry. of
which regiment he subsequently became
1 ieu tenant-colonel. Since his return from
the army he has been employed about the
county offices, much of his time being de
voted to making abstracts, examining
records, etc., and his face baa been a fa
miliar one about the court house for
years. He Jias always been considered a
leading; representative republican and has
never failed to express himself upon the
men and measures supported by that
party both before and after nominations.
A town never has a chance to return
blow for blow when a cyclone strikes it.
IS A LOCAL ISSUE:
How the Tariff Is Viewed by the
A STRUGGLE OVEB WHITE PINE.
Changes Made in the Kill Darin? Yester
day' Consideration Thereof Breckin-rldg-e
Appeals la Vain and Hla Seat In
the Boom la Vacant Cooley'a Commis
sion Call Another Railway Down for
Discrimination Enloe and a Doorkeep
er A Doty on Tea.
Washington City, Sept 6. When the
senate began the consideration of . tbe
tariff bill yesterday. Vest offered an
amendment putting hemlock, whitewood,
sycamore, bass wood, and white pine on
the free list. Manderson moved to strike
out of the amendment the words "hem
lock, whitewood, sycamore, and bass
wood" leaving the amendment to apply
only to lumber of white pine, Spoouer
asked why yellow pi tie and other wood
products were to be left dutiable and the
white pine products of Wisconsin, Michi
gan, and one or two other Ht?tes put
on the free list? The senators from
Minnesota or Kansas or Nebraska who
would vote for this proposition (because
it might make lumber cheaper in those
state) were free traders, not protection
ists. A Quotation from Hancock.
Replying to Spooner, Manderson quoted
Gen. Hancock's famous saying that the
tariff wus "a. local issue" and said that,
while he was devoted to the interests of
the whole country, still when his state
urged him to do what he could to have
white pine pluced on the free list, he
would respond to that call, lie spoke of
the "grasping greed" of the seniitors
from Wisconsiu und Michigan who would
sacrifice the great forects of the country
in the interest of the lumber business.
Paddock said that, so long as he occu
pied a seat in "the senate, he would con
form to the desire of his state, so far as
he could do so without injustice.
Kvarts argued that local and limited in
terests Bhould not be permit ted to en
croach on the general principle of projec
tion to industry and capital.
Gray argued that the tax on lumber
was at war with that principle. The
lumber interest was local, but the inter
est of cheap material for th houses and
furniture ot the tieople was general and
The whole proposition was rejected.
Mica Not on the Free LUC
On motion of Plumb the duty on pine
clap-boards (paragraph 213) was reduced
from ".! to tl per 1,000. The consideration
of the free list was resumed, and Blair
argued ngaiuat the committee amend
ment putting mica on tbe free list, riesir
ing to have it put back to the dutiable
list at S3 per cent. Aldrich characterized
Blair's proposition as "protection run
mail," but mica was restored at the rate
of 85 per cent, ad valorem.
Plnmb moved to strike off the free list
(paragraph 57S) "hides, raw or uncured,
whether dry, baited or pickled," and ar
gued in support of the motion. Rejected
yeas, 15; nays, 29.
Quinine Can Come In Free.
Quay moved to strike out of the free
list paragraph 605 "sulphate of qtiiuia.
and all aikaloids or salts of ciuchona
Aldrich hoped that that would be done
In order to give his friends a chance to
show their consistency in the cause of
protection. If mica was put on the duti
able list quinine certainly ought to be,
one of the principal lncredients being al
coliol. on which a large revenuejax was
collected. 1 he vote was taken on the mo
tion to strike quinine out of the free list,
and the motion was defeated.
A Law as to Labels.
Tin ore and tin was put on the free list
until Jan. 1, 1802, and bristles were also
made free, and Aldrich gave notice of a
committee amendment, in lieu of section
6. It provides that articles of foreign
manufacture, such as are usually or or
dinarily marked, i stamped, bratiden, or
labeled; and all packages containing such
of other import ed articles, shall be plain
ly stamped, marked, branded or labeled.
so as to indicate the country of their
origin and shall not otherwise be ad
mitted to entry. He also gave notice of
an amendment imposing a duty (after
Jan. 1, 49'!.) of 4 cents a pound on black
oxide of tin and on bar, block, and pig
tin. A NoticeaMe Fact.
One thing that was noticeabla was a
fact that indicated that the tariff is more
of a local issue than would have been ad
mitted when Hancock made his remark.
Whenever a product was under discus
sion the senator from the state which prc-
ducedit either said nothing, or advocated a
duty on it. This was almost always the
case. The revenue reformer from North
Carolina wanted a duty on mica and yel
low pine; western Republican senators
were quite anxious to have white pine
come in free, but whitewood, basswood
and sycamore, oh, no; and so it went.
Evarts was the only one who put in a
protest against the local issue idea.
Silver a Little Lower in Price.
WASHINGTOjf CITY, Sept. 6. The
amount of silver offered to the treasury
department yesterday was 1, 07,000 ounces
and the amount purchased 230,(100 ounces.
avs follows: Two hundred thousand
ounce at $1.1720; 60,000 ounces at f 1. 17374
Yesterday's purchases make a total of
4,5008-iO ounces since the law went into
It Results In Itrerkeurldge Loslug Ills
Seat in Congress.
Washington- City, Sept. 6. The long
pending case of Clayti.ij vs. Breckinridge
from the Second Arkansas district was
settled in the house yesterday by the un
seating of Breckinridge. The seating of
the contestant did not follow as is usually
the case, because of the grim fact
that Clayton was assassinated while gath
ering testimony. Breckinridge was ac
corded the floor to speak in his own be
half and made an eloquent address. He
called on Kowell to name the five men
who he had asserted were murdered for
political reasons In tbe district and
Kowell named them Benjamin, Smith,
Bentley aud Clayton; while an attempt
had been made to assassinate Wahl.
Not Political Murders.
Breckinridge denied the correctness of
this statement, and called attention to
the fact that the gentleman himself con-
ourrad in a report which said that there
was a suspicion only of those things being
true. He denied that the murders were
political murder?. His distinguished and
lamented opponent had been foully and
Infamously murdered. But no one had
produced any evidence that it was in anv
tense the result of public antipathy, or
had come from collective or organized ef
fort. The state of Arkansas had done ten
times as much in money and effort as
it bad ever done before to detect and pun
ish the guilty.
Will Appeal to the People.
To have resigned would have been to
give force to the charges made airainst hla
people. It was not proper qx manly to
Jo so. He then proceeded to criticise in
severe language the action of the sub
committee, asserting that he had been de
nied' witnesses after he had been prom
ised that they would be accorded him.
After severe comment upon the commit
tee, he said, in conclusion: "Come to
your conclusion, and I take an appeal to
the people, regardless of party, in the
iistrict I have tbe honor to represent, on
the broad ground of common honesty, and
in November they will reverse both your
sonclusiott- aud the method of your con
clusion." Democratic applause. -
Italiell Head the Testimony.
Dalzell of Pennsylvania read in detail
the testimony bearing on the theft of the
ballot box at PltitnmersvilU, and said
that Ita theftVas absolutely necessary to
Breckinridge's return. Yet h stood here
and asserted that it bad been stolen by
Republicans this Republican ballot-box.
He commented upon the backwardness of
(he state ot Arkansas in endeavoring to
hnnt down the murderers. The sky of
the Sfcond district of Arkan sas was lu
minous with blood. From her desecrated
soil tbe blood of John M. CUyton cried
to heaven, not for veneance, but for jus
tice, and members on both sid.-s were here
as saored ministers tto execute hor just
decrees. - Republican applause
Proceeding's in Conrn ss.
Washington City, Sept. 6. In the sen
ate yesterday consideration of the tariff
bill under the five-minute rul wa con
tinued. Mica was restored to the dutiable
list. The consideration of tha free list
was concluded before adjournment.
In tbe house the Clnytou-Bieckinridge
slection case was taken up and Breckin
ridge made a speech in his own behalf.
Dalzell of (Pennsylvania) cloaod the de
bate for the committee, and aftt r a motion
to commit had been defeated ar.d the min
ority report rejected, the com mittee re
port (unseating Breckinrh.ge) was
adopted 105 to 02. The evening session of
the house was devoted to the consideration
of private pension bills, thirty of which
The Indignity to Enloi
Washington City, Sept. f. Several
weeks ago Representative Enlo), of Ten
nessee, attempted to leave the floor of tbe
house during a call, and was s opped by
a doorkeeper who laid hands on Kuloe to
prevent him from passing out. Tbe door
keeper said that the speaker had given
him orders for stopping members during
a call ot the house. Knloe oflared a se
ries ot resolutions providing for bringing
the doorkeeper to the bar of the house for
censure for his action in prevetting the
exit of a member. The resolutk n was re
ferred to the judiciary committee, and
yesterday morning the committer referred
it to a sub-committee to ascertain tbe
facts in the case.
Decided Against the Baitv ay.
Washisgtos CITY, Sept. 6. The inter
state commerce commission yesterday
filed their decision in tbe case of Rice,
Robinson & Winthrop against 1 he West
ern New York and Pennsylvania Railway
company and others. Tbe complaint al
leged that tbe roads charged 34 cents per
barrel on petroleum from Titusville to
Buffalo, X. Y., and but 13 cents per bar
rel from Titusville to South Annoy, N.
J., the shorter haul being a part of the
latter haul only. Other charges against
the road were made and the conmission
sustains them all. .
A Dnty Proposed on Tea.
Washington City, Sept. 6. E
fered in the senate yesterday a j
amendment to the tariff bill to
duty of 10 per cent, on all teas, the
; with a
or product of countries east of the
Good Hope, when imported fron
west of the Cape of Good Hope
proviso that all teas entered for c
tion. or for warehouse, or for any
permitted to remain in an inter
country, shall be treated as import
Will Renovate the White House.
Washington- City, Sept. 6 -During
the absence of the president and his family
from the White House, the historic old
mansion, will be thoroughly renovated,
elaborate plans for its beantiScation and
adornment having been prepared by Col.
Ernst, superintendent of public bu ldings.
The amount that will be expended is
ABBREVIATED TELEGRAM 5.
Labor is so scarce in Colorado that rail
road construction is impeded.
Hon. Richard Guenther, consul general
to Mexico, is severely ill at his he me in
Henry Spread, an artist who ha 1 mad
Chicago his home for twenty years, died
Thursday, aged 67.
Haulon, the trapezist, who 'had such a
bad fall at the Academy of Music, New
York, last week, has almost entirely re
covered. A hiifh-ton'ed flub at Halifax, N. S., has
twice black-balled J. W. Longley, attor
ney general of the province, bet-Huee he is
anti-British, anti-Canadian, aud a:i an
nexationists. A passenger train on the Delaware &
Hudson railroad collided with a fi-eight
uear Whitehall, X. Y., Friday, an 1 tbe
eugineer and iiieman were killed. No
p issi ners were hurt. MA
G. C. Rodney, who is wanted by tlie po
lice nt Portland. Ore., for alleged foigery,
has brought suit for false arrest against
Chicago detectives, for taking him into
custody without a' warrant.
The Knights of Labor charge F. F. Don
ovan, one of the New York state lioard
of arbitrators, with asking Depew fur a
pass for self aud family, and pron. ising
in his letter to reciprocate the favor.
Mrs. Christiana Spiegel, of Balunore,
living with her husband and the mother
of five children, has since last Su iday
night made ten unsuccessful attempts
upon her own life. Ill health is the sup
In a divorce case at Springfield, Ills.,
in which the wife was the complainar t on
the ground that her husband got di link
on morphine, Judge Creighton held that
a man could not get drunk on morphine
Under the Illinois law.
The employes of the shops at Pittsburg
of the Pennsylvania railway, ha 'ing
asked for a nine-hour day with ten hours
pay, the company has granted the nine
hours but not the pay, intimating -.hat
this is done to avoid discharging a portion
of the force.
A 4-year-old negro, whose mother iv a
wheeling him along in a baby cab waile
lie was puffing away a, a cigarette. as
one of the sights at Washington City re
cently. A white lady, w.io told zh
mother that it was wrong to let tbe cl.ild
smoke, was told to mind her own busi
ness. A character has recently died at San
Francisco. It was Joe Pierce, a man vho
caught worms in tbe mud of the harlor
and sold them for fish bait. He carr.nd
them in a bucket with the legend thereof in
shoe blacking: "Wirms, Fresh aud GuiL"
Nearly everybody who went fishing pat
The World's 'alr Site.
Chicago, Sept. 6. Senator Theodore
S, Chapman, a member of the conference
committee ou World's fair matters durl lg
the special session of the legislature, sa ve
the proposal of the Illinois Central rail
road to relinquish its present right of way
and take another one further out in what
Is now the lake cannot be carried into ef
fect. He points out this section in the act
of the state legi-lature: "If any part of
tbe aubmerged lauds which are to be re
claimed or filled shall be diverted to any
other use than that of a public park, all
such land or lands shall revert to the state
- The President at C reason Springs.
CKE8SON SPHINQ3, Pa., Sept. 6. Presi
dent Harrison, accompanied by Mrs. Har
rison and maid and Private Secretary
Halford, arrived here at 7 p. m. yesterday.
The party traveled aa regular passengers
on the famous Chicago limited express
over the Pennsylvania railroad. AtAl
toona Mrs. McKee, Mrs. Dimmick, and
Miss Jeanuette Halford joined the party.
The party was heartil- welcomed by th
guests of the Mountab house, but beyond
a dignified recognition by the president
and a lew handshakes, there was no dem
onstration. Hanged for Murder.
Columbia, S. C, Sept. C Robert She!-
ton, colored, was hanged at Laurens yes
terday for the murder of William Rav-
ford, also colored. Last February they
had a quarrel about a woman, and Shei
ton killed Rayford with an axe, and threw
the body iuto an old welt.
AN ANTI-STRIKE ALLIANCE.
Capital Organizing to Withstand the De
. mands of Employes.
Pittsbuhg, Pa.,' Sept 6 The Chronicle-Telegraph
publishes an article to the
effect that a powerful alliance now exists
among some of the richest corporations
in the country, tbe object of which ia pro
tection against strikes. The institutions
in the alliance employ about 00,000 work
ers, aud thereforedirectly support at least
250,000 people. Among the corporations
which are members of the alliance are
the Westinghouse interests in this city
and elsewhere; the Yale Lock Co.; Colt
Arms Co., and four or five other like ex
tensive factories in New England and
Substance of the Compact.
The compact agreed to is that in case a'
strike occurs to enforce unreasonable de
mands, whether the strike be against one
or all the associated factories, all work is
to cease. The strikers are to be allowed
to remain idle until they return voluntar
ily to work, and no factory is to employ
any worker who may have left another
factory on a strike. Neither is any asso
ciated factory to seek workers during a
strike from any of the federated works.
WISCONSIN UNION LABOR.
The Party Pots a Full Ticket for State
Offices In the Field.
Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 6. Robt Schil
ling was the moving spirit in the Union
Labor convention that met here yester
day. There were about 100 delegates
present, and ex-Congressman Harry
Smith presided. The resolutions are reg
ulation Labor doctrine, and a plank is
added declaring for compulsory educa
tion, uniform text books, and that part
of the education must be in English. The
questions raised by the Bennett law are,
however, declared to be out of politics, as
both old parties are "substantially agreed.
Foil State Ticket Nominated.
The following were selected as candi
dates for state officers: Governor Reuben
C. May, Yiroqua; Lieutenant Governor
Nelson E. Allen, Beaver Dam; Secretary
of State William M Lockwood. Ripon;
Ireasurer Alfred Mannheimer, Mani
towoc; Attorney General K. Shawvan,
Milwaukee; Superintendent of Public
Instruction Joseph W. Stewart, Brod
head; Rwilway Commissioner B. S. Bis
hop, Marinette; Insurance Commissioner
Charles Hatch, Calumet.
A. W. TOURGEE'S WIFE IN CONTEMPT
A lloffulo Conrt Sentences Her to Thirty
fire Days in Jail.
Buffalo, X. Y., Sept. 6. In the Su
preme court yesterday Judge Lewis af
firmed the order for the .imprisonment of
Emma K. Tourgee for contempt of court
in failing to appear before a referee in,
Jamestown to answer to the financial re
lations existing between her husband Al
bion W. Tourgee and herself, thus dis
obeying the order of Judge Butts, of
Chautauqua county. Mrs. Tourgee was
sentenced to pay fine and spend thirty
five days in jail.
What the Suit Was Abont.
She appealed to the supreme court, and
iu her atlidavit swore that she has had
none of her husband's money since IhXO,
and that she was not regularly supoenaed
to appear le fore the referee. The suit in
which she was ordered to testify was
bronght by Exekiel Fiemming to recover
&2,50l claimed to be owing to him by Mr.
Tourgee, and in which a judgment was
obtained, but unsatisfied, the prosecution
failing to discover any available funds
and claiming that be (Tourgee) turned
over the receipts from his lectures and
books to his wife.
THE RUSSIAN EXILE SYSTEM.
Some of Its Barbarities as Witnessed by
a Sea Captaln.
San Francisco, Sept. 6. Capt, John
Thomas, of t he barkentine Catherine Sud
den, which arrived at Port Townsend
from Siberia, has sent to this city a de
scription of the Russian exile system, as
witnessed by himself. He states that a
large party of exiles of all ages, heavily
manacled, were being taken to Laghal
len island. A few old men, whose strength
gave ont, fell from exhmis tion.
Saved the Chains.
The brutal driver, acting under orders
from his superior, shot the unfortunate
men, and removed their chains. No mercy
or discrimination was shown Wives saw
their husbands killed, and mothers saw
their daughters outraged and insulted.
The exiles were driven like cattle, a heavy
whip being nsed to urge them on. The
prison cells are filthy, and the treatment
The Central Strike Inquiry.
Albany, X. Y., Sept. 6 The investiga
tion by the state arbitrators into the Cen
tral strike closed in this city to-day.
The report has to be made to the legisla
ture, so that the board's conclusions will
not be made public until January next.
The persons examined were Superinten
dent Bissell and a couple of his subordin
ates, and half a dozen discharged em
ployes. Bissell said he discharged the
men on orders from Vice President Webb.
and that the dism issals were for
causes other than being Knights
of Labor. The discharged men gave tes
timony to the contrary and as all were
old employes, who had never been renri
manded, gave the inpression that what
ever might have been the direct cause of
their discharge the one behind it
was that they were Knights of
Labor. All the men were more or less
prominent as Knights, and some of them
had been ou committees who asked for
less hours just before tbey were dis
Scores on the Diamond.
Chicago, Sept. B. Yesterday's base ball
records were as follows: League: At
Pittsburg No game rain. At Brook
lynNew York 9, Brooklyn I; batteries
Sbarrott and Clark, Lovett and Daly. At
Chicago Chicago 13, Cincinnati 8; bat
teries Luhy and Nagle, Mullaae and
Brotherhood: At Boston Boston 4,
Philadelphia 5; batteries Gumbert and
Murphy, Buffinton and Cross. At Buffalo
Buffalo 13, Cleveland 5; batteries Staf
ford and Mack, Bakely and Brennan. At
Pittsburg No game rain. At Brook
lynBrooklyn 12, New York 4; batteries
Sowders and Daily, O'Day and Ewine-.
Western: At St. Paul Sioux City 7,
St Paul 8; at Minneapolis Omaha 8,
Minneapolis 6; at Kansas City Lincoln 0,
Kansas City 1.
Tried to Kill Herself.
WicniTA, Kan., Sept. 6. Mrs. Maggie
Calhoun swallowed a bottle of fluid ex
tract of cactus Thursday morning with in
tent to commit suicide. A little daughter
saw her drink the poison and then fall,
and immediately summoned aid, but the
woman ia not yet out of danger. Her hus
band, James Calhoun, baa been absent for
a mouth, and is supposed to be in Chica
go, and it is alleged that it was a letter
from him saying he would never return
that caused the despondency which led to
The Sawyer, Wallace Co. Failure.
New York, Sept fi. Marshall Ayres,
the assignee of the firm of Sawyer, Wal
lace & Co., took charge of the offices at 18
Broadway yesterday morning. He told
the United Press reporter that everything
was in confusion and he could not give
any definite iuformation aa to the failure.
He was of the opinion, however, that the
failure was due to the mismanagement of
the London and other European offices.
Beoeption to Gov. Hovey.
Indianapolis, Sept 8. A reception
under the auspices of the Service Pension
association was given Governor Hovey
Friday in recognition of his efforts in be
half of a service pension law. Nearly all
the Grand Army of the Keoublic mem
bers participated and a number of apeecbea
NOT A LIFE LOST.
A Hon or Averted in the'iCen
bktt Travelers put in peril
And Not One Seriously Injured. Saved by
the Strength of the Cars The Ingen
ious Deviltry of the Wreckers Intended
for Freight Trains Three Hundred
Miners Have a Close Call, but Are
Saved by Presence of Mind Destruc
tive Hall Storm.
Albasy. N. '., Sept 6. Contrary to
early reports, no lives were lost by the
wreck of the second section of express
train No. 13 on the .New York Central,
near Castleton, N. Y., at midnight There
were upwards of sixty people on the train,
but none waseven seriously injured. Their
escape is regarded as miraculous. The
train struck an obstruction that bad been
deliberately placed there and the sleeping
cars left the track and were piled in heaps.
Third Vice President Webb, of the New
York Central, has offered a reward of
15,000 for the detection and conviction of
the parties who-placad tbe obstruction on
The Fiends Did Their Work Well.
Superintendent Bissell made an inves
tigation as to the cause of the wreck, and
was astounded at the results. He found
a rail jammed into the guard, and it was
wedged by timbers and securely held by
fish-plates. The whole arrangement was
placed in a slanting position, so as to lift
tbe train clean off the track. The
result showed that the judgment of the
fiends who placed the obstruction on the
track was unerring, and their purpose
was successfully accomplished. Contin
uing hjs investigation, Mr. Bissell found
a similar obstruction placed on the south
bound track a little way below where
tbe other obstruction had been placed on
tbe north track.
Intended for Freight Trains.
A bystander at the scene of the wreck
said the evident intention in placing the
obstructions on the tracks was to accom
plish the destruction of the val liable
freight trains which pass both ways over
the Hudson river division at that time of
night, the train-wreckers evidently think
ing that the second section, which was
wrecked, had passed on time. The three
vestibuled cars which were ditched re
main intact. Superintindent Bissell said
these cars were the finest in the world in
point of strength and durability, and it is
undoubtedly owing to this fact that no
lives were lost
LIVES IN DEADLY PERIL.
A Terrible Scene of Eieitement at a
SCRAKTOS, Pa, Sept 6. The lives of
300 men and boys, working in the Cayu
ga mine, were in deadly peril yesterday
afternoon through the burning of the en
gine house, and for a time an excitement
reaching pandemonium existed about the
mouth of the mine, where a great crowd
of men, women and .-hildren gathered.
The fire stopped the fans, shutting oft
all tbe air currents, and suffocation of
those in the mine seemed probable. Ex
petienced miners, however, noticing the
stoppage of the air, at ouce realized that
something was wrong at the month of the
shaft, and they fled to the workings ot tbe
Brisbin, out of which they all escaped
An Vnpreeedented Hail Storm Abont
Knlns the t rops.
Devils Lake, X. D., Sept 6. A fierce
hail storm raged here In-t evening. Rig
hailstones kept up a continuous bombard
ing for almost an honr. Nearly all the
glass in the north and east windows in ev
ery house in the city was broken into
fragments and the houses deluged with
rain. Women and children fled to cellars
for shelter. Farmers were in the midst
of harvest aud this last misfortune will
almost rum such crops as are not
threshel. It is impossible to estimate the
extent of the damage.which is very great
The storm is the worst of the kin.i ou rec
ord. Hurled in a Michigan Mine.
Chicago, Sept 6 telegram received
here yesterday from Ishpeining. Mich.,
says that eight men were caught by a
cave-in in the Lake Angeline mine. Their
egress was entirely blocked, but they were
plentifully supplied with air by means of
a pipe used to carry compressed air to the
drills. Wen were at work digging away
the debris, but nothing has been heard as
to their success.
Went to Sle-p on t he Track.
MARSHALL. Ills., Sept 6.-L L Causey,
a brakeman on a Vandalia gravel train,
was struck Thursday afternoon by a pas
senger train and fatally injured. He had
been sent out wilb a flag and sat down on
the end of a tie and went to sleep. He
died a few minutes after being picked up.
And the Meagre Receipts.
PlTTSBLKO. Pa. Sept , It has been
decided by tbe various Brotherhood Base
Ball clubs not to accept tbe I jU.onu prize
money that was to have been divided
among tbe clubs at the end of the play
ing season, according to the standing of
the clubs. This action is taken in recog
nition of the loyalty of their non-professional
backers during the present season.
Couldn't Lower Their Reenrds.
Philadelphia, Sept 6 Nearly i5,ooj
persons were present at Belmont park
Thursday to witness the attempt of the
stallion I'alo Alto and the trotting mare
Sunol to lower their records. Neither the
stallion nor the mare succeeded, the mare
makiug the mile in 2;11. an unfortunate
break marring her performance, and Palo
Alto trotting the distance iu 2:12'.
Kaiser Hilly Wants a Phonograph.
London, Sept 6. A Berlin dispatch
states that Emperor William is annoyed
at the non-arrival of the phonographs
promised by Mr. Edison, and has been en
deavoring to purchase the machines else
where, but without success.
Had to Kill a lO.OOO Horse.
New York, Sept 6. Frank Work's
valuable Wilkes colt, for which he paid
$10,000 last spring, was put to death
Thursday. It was found that he could not
live, having been internally inj ured while
being driven Wednesday.
The officeholder finds one remove as
bad aa a fire.
Win. Hutchinson, of Benton. Illinois
while dealing in cattle and horses in Texas
last September, was taken with a very
Severe attack of cholera mnrhna anrt
diarrhoea, coming, he supposed, from a
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Iowa, since 18B3. aava h nften
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