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THE HOCK ISLAND "ARGUS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1890.
Published Dsilr and Weekly at 1AM Second Are
nas, Rock Island, 11L
J. W. Potter. - - Publisher.
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Correspondence solicited from every township
In Hock Island connty.
Monday, Sewkmbkr 8, 1890.
For United States Senator Joint M. Pawm
Por State Tieasurer Edward B. Wilsow.
ForBupt-Ol Public Instruction. ...Hbhkt Kaab.
For Trustees Illinois? oIi'
University, r.b,, d'. M"1h.
For Congress m. Bkh T. Oasis
For State Senator H. H Hihhax
Por Countv Jndce .
For County Clerk CHABLca A. Cbbctc
KorSherirt C. D. Gohdok
For Treasurer Gbo. B. Bbowmbb
For Connty Supt. of Schools. Chs. B Marshall
The Union says that abuse of Mr. Gest
becomes compliment. So it does, and
be fully deserves it.
TnK Union baa now got down to tbe
work in which it is perfectly at home. It
has begun flinging mud.
Would abuse of the Union be con
sidered a compliment? But this is not
necessary. Tbe methods of its editor
answers the same purpose.
It is quite affecting to witness the
great solicitude and love the Gest ring
sters are displaying for the Germans just
at this time. It is enough to make one
If the Union objects to the opening of
the campaign in the absence of Mr. Gest,
why does it not follow its own advice.
Or does it consider that advice worthless?
It is in a position to know.
Gest should come home and resurrect
the old Lincoln club. The former mem
bers are all friends of his now, and prop'
erly organized it would be a valuable ad
junct to his campaign forces.
Can there be such a thing as bad gram
mar? The Union says there is, and there
is nobody in these digging better ac
quainted with it than the sheet men
tioned. In fact, it fairly revels in it.
If congress should adjourn any time
between now and November 4. it would
be an act of kindness for W. H. Gest to
come home and relieve bis "side-show.
who is evidently laboring under a great
Boss Wells closes the money order Je
partment at the poatofflce at 5 p. m., so
he can devote more time to Gesl's inter
eats. As a consequence the public. es
pecially the laboring classes, are greatly
Does "Citizen" think that calling Mr.
Cable a nonenity will bear the fruit that
he intends it should? Mr. Cable is not
ashamed of his name. His traducer
should place himself in such a position
that he should feel likewise.
At tbe Monmouth fair on Friday of
this week, General Palmer will address
those in attendance. lie will receive a
cordial reception at the hands of the peo
pie of Warren county and the address will
be looked forward to with interest.
If Gest is such an admirer of the Ger
mans why didn't he appoint one of their
number either to the position of
postmaster, internal revenue collect
or, post surgeon, or stamp clerk? Here
was ample opportunity for bim to dis
play bis professed love for them.
The Union openly admits that about
every other article contributed to its col
urns is a perpetration. This was known
by the public generally, but nobody ex
pected such frankness on the part of tbe
Union. The truth must have forced
itself to the front against all opposition.
The Peoria Transcript takes the Arocs
to task for referring to an advertisement
in tbe Chicago Tribune in which a man
offered 160 acres of land for 160 bushels
of potatoes, and says that tbe advertise
ment was only a joke. Most of the pro
tection legislation in the country has been
a joke on the farmer.
Wanted. Pupils in English grammar.
Bad spelling a specialty. A new and
original method discovered by the purest
accident. None of the older systems
adopted. Murray, or Bullion, or Lennie
or Brown superseded. Now is the time
to join. Testimonials can be seen on
application. Send for a circular. Ad
dress, Editor Union.
What a varied assortment of editorial
writers the Union has. One day it is
"Sahlja," another "Republican," another
"Citizen," all "perpetrating their ideas
upon the public. "An Old Subscriber,"
'Justice," "Vox Populi," and a score of
others may yet be beard from. "Truth"
will probably be tbe last. In the mean
time the editor-in-chief is looking after
the grammatical end of the institution,
polishing nn "weak falsehoods" to make
'.hem look stronger, and steering clear of
"vulgar ideas." When you want "good
form and good language" apply at tbe
Union office, but go early and avoid the
The Union Indorses an opinion of the
Boston Journal that "Up with the sa
loons, down with the school houses." is
tbe essence of the principles of the Wis
consin democracy. There is nothing in
the platform to sanction it. These papers
are badly mixed as well as untruthful.
The republicans have often asserted that
they would atand by the people by taking
tbe tax off whisky and tobacco. That
waa their national scheme, and although
not particularly applicable to Wisconsin,
yet it shows that they are pledged to free
whisky. The Union is too apt to indorse
a misstatement without proper onsidera
lion for the facts.
It Was Abundant and Awful on
OVEB A SCOBE OF PEOPLE KILLED
And Two Score) Crashed and Mangled In
Half m Dozen Frightful Accidents A
Prematura Riant Wipes Out Sixteen
Lives, and a Rear-End Railway Col
lision Adds Five More to the Ghastly
List Cigarette Smoking Causes the Un
timely End of a Young Woman A Fear
Spokane Falls, Wash., Sept. 8. A
frightful and deadly explosion of dyua
mite occurred in the Northern Pacific
freight yards in the eastern part of this
city Saturday afteruoon, near 6 o'clock.
A large force of men have been for some
time engaged in blast ins? out a large ro k
pile at that point, and at the time of the ac
cident about fifty men were at or near the
scene. The practice has leen to fire the
blasts after the greater portion of the la
borers employed had goue home, so as to
reduce the chances for fntalitim in case
of an accident, and the killed or in
jured were busily engaged in the work
when the catastrophe occurred.
Crashed I'mler Tons of Rork.
While engaged in the work and when
one blast had been prepared and the men
were putting in a second, it exploded.
How it happened is not known. The man
who made the fatal mistake can not tell
for he is among the dead. The explosion
set off the other blast and the effect was
terrible. Twent y-five thousand cubic feet
of rock was thrown over upon the unsus
pecting mass of humanity, and from the
debris immediately there arose the cries of
a score of crushed and mangled victims.
Hundreds of people soon gathered at the
icene, and for three hours the work of
taking out the dead and injured went on.
The scenes at the hospital were heart
rending. Wives and relatives of the
workmen were erased with grief and sus
The List of Pead.
When the ghastly work of recovering
the dead and rescuing the injured bad
been completed the list footed up sixteen
corpses blackened, crushed and broken,
and seven seriously hurt. The names of
those sent so suddenly to eternity are as
follows: Joseph McPherson, foreman: R.
Vilter and James Talbo, powdermen; A.
Puelonelis, J. A. Holm, Joseph Ray, John
Cartlino, rockmen; Henry Jacohini,
Henry Apted, Kay I'inkney, drillers; six
drillers, names not known.
The injured are: John Rhine, head badly
cut; John Reetb, shoulder-blade and arms
dislocated and leg broken; Matt Enlolo,
compound fracture of both bones of the
right leg and severe scalp wounds; Jacob
Mackie, injured internally; H. U. Hayes,
whole upper jaw blown away, nose and
right ear gone, and both legs broken; John
O. Blaine, injured internally; Joseph Dan
nie, injured internally.
DEATH WAS FOLLOWING.
A Rear-End Collision In Colorado Th at
Kills Five Persons.
DENVER, Colo., Sept. 8. Four miles east
of Florence at 5 a. in. Saturday the worst
railway accident that has shocked the
'people of this city for years left five
corpses in its ruins and wounded thirty-
seven other persons, two of whom will
probably die. The cause of the accident
was that the rear section of a height
train ran into the front section, telescop
ing a crowded passenger coach attached
to the end of the first section. The local
ity was a sharp carve, so that the encin
eer of the rear section did not see tbe
doomed car until it was too late to stop.
Effect or the Collision.
When the locomotive struck the passen -ger
car the latter was instantly reduced
to kindling wood. How a soul among the
passengers escaped is a wonder. The im
pact was so furious that twelve loaded
freight cars ahead of tbe passenger car
were wreckoL There were forty-seven
persons in the car, and but five escaped
unhurt. The killed were: H. I Win
ters, Idaho Springs, Colo.; Jonathan
Falks, Pueblo; A. M. Meyer, Pueblo;
James Donovan. Pueblo, and C. B. Will
iams, Lead vi lie.
Those most severely hurt are as follows:
James Faust, fractured thigh; J. Porenti,
both hips fractured; Ed Brown, hips dis
located; John Welsh, head badly cut; E.
L. Fash, severe internal injuries; John
Palmer, both legs broken and internal in
juries; Earnest Scott, internal injuries and
head hurt; Uualdo Maschutt, scalp wound
and shoulder hurt; John Deldura, left hip
broken aud bead injured; Ed Martini, leg
broken and thigh dislocated; Michael
Burke, spine hurt; David Ashbery, in
The wreck cost the company the Rio
Grande railway 1(0,00.
INTO A STREET CAR.
A Railway Train Runs Right Through an
Electric Street Car.
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 8. A car on
the Electric Motor line in this city was
run down on Wilson avenue by a train on
the New York, Chicago and Sc. Iouis
railway at 7:30 p. m. Saturday and the car
mashed. It was full of passenger at tbe
time and the result of the collision was
one death and thirteen persons more or
less severely hurt. The blame seems to
rest on the railway people, as the locomo
tive was running twenty-five miles an
hour and there was no whistle blown or
bell rung, and no signalman at the
The Dead and Wounded.
The victima of the accident are reported
as follows: Minnie Mock, aged 24. crushed,
died at hospital; J. A. Moore, 22 years,
right arm crushed and left leg lacerated;
Annie Niemann, collar-bone broken, face
cut; Louisa Mock, cut on head and arms;
Edward Watson, Kent, O , right foot
crushed; Charles AVoods, body bruised;
George Somers, leg cut; George No IT.
severely braised; Lizzie Cable, badly
bruised; Lizzie and Eliza Bragg, cut on
braised: Mrs. Mooney, leg sprained;
Frank Itose, Kent. O., bruised about hip,
arm, and shoulder; 1eora Howell, Kent,
O., cut about legs and bead.
Struck and Killed by Lightning.
LINCOLN, Ills., Sept. 8. C. C. Cannon,
keeper of the diniug hall operated for stu
dents of tbe Lincoln university, was
truck by lightning Friday and instantly
The Child Is Immortal, Sure.
New Yoi:k, Sept. 8. A baby carriage.
which was being rolled by two boys on the
roof of 803 South Fifth avenue, broke
away, and, with its 'J year-old occupant.
leil nve stories Snturday afternoon. The
carriage remained upright, and fell on a
pile of rags in the street, where it was
shattered. The baby was bounced up and
was caught in the arms of a young man
standing near. It waa not injured.
A TRAIN OF ILL-OMEN.
It Strews Its Track with Illood and Wlnda
Up with a Collision.
South Nokwalk, Conn., Sept & The
express train due here from Boston at
6:20 Saturday evening ran into a Dan-
bury and Norwalk railway commuters'
train at the junction in this city. About
thirty passengers were injured, and both
trains were badly smashed. The engin
eer of tbe express train was unable, on
account of a curve, to see the other train
until too late to prevent the collision.
Names of the most seriously injured; W.
C. Coates, Newark, N. J.; Aaron Lock
wood, 8nn ford's station; George B. Water
man, San ford's Station; Charles God
frey Sanford'a Station: Matilda E. Rich,
ardson, Newark, N. J.; Mary A. Godfrey,
Sanford'a station; Emily Martin, New
Was an ITnlreky Run.
Previous -ro this disaster, which de
stroyed its usefulness i.nd stopped its ca
reer of death, the tr.nn had two other
mishaps, or rather w as t he canse of trouble
to three other people. Just below ft art
ford it killed a woman who was crossing
the track, and just telow Meriden two
men got in its way and were frightfully
hurt. It also had a col Ision with another
train, in which one bra cernan was hurt.
The Tragedy of a Cigarette.
New York Sept 8. 15arly last evening
a young woman who is known at her
boarding house, 64 Lex ngton avenue, as
Ethel Curtis, was reclining on a sofa in
her room reading a novel and smoking a
cigarette. She fell aslaep, and the ciga
rette, falling from her fingers, set her
clothing on tire. She awoke and rushed
to the wiudow, where ste was seen by two
young men across the t treet, who ran to
her rescue. hen they reached the room
the girl's clothing was burned from her
body and her flesh almost roasted. She
was taken to Belle vue hospital, where hej
injuries were pronounced fatal She died
after shortly midnight.
Knocked a Saloon Into a Swamp.
Syracuse, N. Y., Sept. 8 A New York
Central freight train collided with a
Rome, Watertown and Odensburg freight
at the cross-over north of this city at 4
o'clock Saturday morning. Four of the
Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg cars
were knocked from the track down the
embankment. A house which stood near
by was hurled 140 feet into a awamp. It
was occupied by a saloon owned by Valen
tine Fisher, and he and Joe Ramsey were
both hurt, but not seriously.
Thirty-Six Freight C rs Wrecked.
Charlotte, N. C, Sept a Thirty-six
cars and the engine ol a north -bound
freight train on the Richmond and Dan
ville road crashed through a bridge into
the Yadkin river a few miles from Salis
bury Saturday afternoon. Conductor
Scott uncoupled his caboose when twenty-
five yards from the river and saved it
Nobody was severely ht rt, but the cars
are of no further use, nor their contents,
and will stand the company iv loss of
f 100, 000.
Five Men Burned to Death.
Fort Gibson. L T., Sept. a A freight
train and thirty cars cn tbe Missouri,
Kansas and Texas railrtad ran upon a
half open switch near So nnilt, six miles
south of Muskogee, Cherokee Nation,
Thursday. The locomotive, tender and
sixteen cars were thrown from the track,
caught fire, and were consumed. The en
gineer, fireman, and thrte tramps were
burned to death. A fourth tramp was
badly braised and has become insaue.
It Caused Two Deaths.
Lexington, Mo.,Sept 8. A Missouri Pa
cific passenger train ran into a passenger
car which was being run on to the. main
track. There were but a few passengers in
the car, which was nearly totally demol
ished. The victims are: William Whit
satt, of this city, killed; Mrs. Ij&w, of
this city, fatally injure 1; Baby Law
THE NATIONAL GAME.
A Roorback That Waa Short-Lived The
Standing of the Clubs.
CniCAC.o, Fept 8. There was only one
rumor of a sensational character in base
ball circles last week, and that. was that
a gilt-edged combine had been effected be
tween tbe Brotherhood nucl American as
sociation, n was short live 1. As soon as
it got around to an association magnate
he cruelly squashed it. Chicago is climb
ing up in both aggregations now. Comis
ky's Brotherhood men are fourth on tbe
fist, and Auson's colts did such good
playing last week that they are looking
mighty hard at fourth lace in the
League. Brooklyn dropped a peg in the
Brotherhood and is now thi -d, but clings
to first in the League, witli Boston sec
ond. Showing Where Ther Are.
The following tables give the standing
of the clubs at the present time:
Rroth'hood won. lose. p. liminiit won. lost, p.e
New York.. H
Amerl'wn won. lost p.ei Western won. lot. n.o
LouIhtIIIo.. 7 as ,30 Milwaukee, rtt Si .fieo
Nt. lm1 .. KJ 45 J7H;KafisMCIiy Sn .U4:J
Columtms.. am 4H .MTiMlnne'po is i 4U .hik
Ko-htMtar.. f.' 4 .vjul Dearer.. .. so .Vl ahs
TolPd 55 4H .534 Swo City.. 4 M .471
Athletic... 52 !." .4lUlMlui 45 S7 .441
rniMie. .. 44 " .4J:ilMnrolu su .i .371
urooklrn... is7 7w jii.sjsi. Psul.. .. 34 71 J24
The Latest Flaying Scores.
Saturday's scores in the League and
Brotherhood were reported as follows:
League: At Philadelphia Philadelphia 5,
Boston 6; batteries Smith aid Schriver,
Clarkson and Hardie. At Pittsburg No
game rain. At Brooklyn New York 5,
Brooklyn 1; batteries Kusie and Buckley,
Terry aud Clark. At Chicago Chicago 1.
Cincinnati 0; batteries Hutchison and
Kittridgn, Mullaneand Harrington.
Brotherhood: At Boston No game
rain. At Pittsburg (First game) Pitu
burg 8, Chicago 4; batteries Maul and
Quinn, Baldn-iu and Farr.ill; (second
game) Pittsburg 3, Chicago 3; batteries
Staley and Quinn, King and I'arrell. At
Buffalo Buffalo 8, Cleveland 4; batteries
Twitchell and Mack, McGill and Bren
nan. At Brooklyn Brooklyn 6, New
York 15; batteries Murphy nd Weyh-
ing and Cook, Lwing and Ewi ig.
Western: (Saturday) At Milwaukee
Milwaukee 11, Denver C; at Xlinneapolis
Minneapolis 1J, Omaha 1; at St. Paul
St. Paul 4, Sioux City 1; at K ansaa City
Kansas City 24, Lincoln a (Sunday)
At Milwaukee (First game) Milwaukee
11, Denver 9: (second game) Milwaukee
13, Denver 0; at St Paul St. Paul 10
Sioux City 7.
The Maine election is in progress to
day. John Leahy, Roman Catholic bishop of
Dromore, Ireland, is dead.
The elections in Bulgaria, which took
place Sunday, resulted in a triumph for
Premier Stain bnloff.
Vermont's population has decreased in
the last ten years. There are eighty-one
people less in the state than in 1 180.
Francisco Papillo, a 18 year-oli Italian,
fatally stabled Lewis Pearl, aged 11, at
Philadelphia, Saturday, during it quarrel.
A watchmaker named Goering, who
was a soldier In Napoleon's army which
retreated from Moscow, has jus: died at
Hamburg, aged 108 years.
Charlis Grambo, 14 years old, of Ran
som vi lie, N. Y., Sunday murdered bis
adopted sister Itose with a shotgun
loaded with sand and gravel.
A Labor convention at Ottawa, Canada,
Saturday, passed resolutions declaring
that the Dominionis capable of selecting
its own governor general, and demanding
The Duckworth club of Cincimati is
going to expel Governor Campbell be
cause he recently appointed a Republican
superintendent of the free labor bureau
Herbert Burns, an electrician, received
shock at San Francisco Sunday which.
it is claimed, was Z,ouo volts, .is was
thought to be dead, but recovertd with
sore lungs and a badly burned hand.
Kochefort, tbe fiery French editor,
fought a duel with rapiers at Liicllnge,
Holland, Saturday, his opponent', being
M. Tbiebaud. Kochefort pinked t is man
three times, but not fatally or serit usly.
Bpurgeon, the English preacher, com
menting on the presence of a number of
clergymen at the performance of "i udah,"
aid: "lire Christian church of ton pres
ent day plays the harlot bey old any
church in any age."
San Francisco is celebrating the for
tieth anniversary of the admission of Cal
ifornia to the Union. The celet ration
opened Saturday night with a torchlight
procession, open air concert, aod -fireworks
which attracted 100,000 people. Th
city was illuminated.
I QUICKLY CAUGHT.
Two of the New York Central
John eeed gives him3elp away.
Feeling the Grip of the Officer He Makes
a Remark That Is Incriminating A
Prospect That the Men Who Pot Vp
the Diabolical Plot at Castleton Will
Get Their Deserts A Day "of Bnprlses
Promised by Superintendent BisselL
Albany, N. Y., Sept 8. John J. Reed,
a brakeman residing at East Albany, was
arrested yesterday at Uqdson, charged
withi wrecking the train near Castleton
Thursday night. It is said that he has
confessed his crime and has given the
names of four companions, all of whom,
it is suid are strikers. The greatest ex
citement prevails here and the strikers
themselves make threats' against Reed.
He Mas brought to this city yesterday
morning very quietly and is thought to
be confined in the Central Railway sta
tion, although Superintendent Blssell de
nies it. Mr. Bissell when seen last night
by a United Press reporter, said: "I have
nothing to say tO-night.and would prefer
to have things kept quiet Tomorrow
may be a day of surprises." Capt Pinker
ton would not talk'except to say that his
men did not make the capture.
8quealet as Soon as Arrested.
The facts are difficult to obtain, but it
seems that as soon as the detectives went
to work they found traces of Reed, who is
a well-known railroad man, his whole
family being in the business. He was
tracked to Schodiack and then to Hudson
and Saturday night one of the detectives
found him in a house of prostitution. Tbe
chief detective of the road slapped him on
the back and said: "Reed, we want yon
at Albany." The man tnred pale, and
said: "What for? that job at. Castleton f
Who squealed?" He was locked np, and
was nrotigbt here yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Bissell's reticence in the matter, it is
believed, arises from the fact that they
are trying to get Reed to give the names
of the others, and further rumor says
that prominent Knights of Labor are con
cerned. The Knights Repudiate Him.
Master Workman Lee said last night
that Reed was not a striker, but had re
fused to go out with them in the late
trouble. He says that Knights sympa
thise with the road, and hope that all con
cerned will be caught Reed is unmar
ried, and lives with his mother at East
Albany. He has been missing ever since
the night of the wreck. At his home last
night it was stated that he was a Knight
of lAbor and a striker despite the knights'
Another One Taken In.
Later last night a man named Lon Mil
ler, a railroad man, a knight and a
striker, was arrested at his home in Green
bush Hollow, charged with being one of
the wreckers. It is thought that Reed
has turned state's evidence, and that this
is the first fruit of the evidence. Other
arrests are promised. No information of
any consequence cau bu obtained from the
SOME ITEMS FROM IRELAND.
Bishop O'Dwyer's Quarrel with Dillon
Kt Al. 1'nsatisfartory Relief.
LOSDOX. Sept 8. The dispute between
Bishop O'Dwyer, of Limerick, and the
Nationalist leaders, especially Dillon, is
assuming an acute phase. Some of the
clergy are with the bishop, while all ac
cord to lam, whatever their private senti
ments, the respect due tohisstation. The
priests, therefore, who are, as a rule, in
thorough sympathy with Irish national
aspirations, refuse to join in any action
which directly or indirectly reflects on
their ecclesiastical superior. Bishop
O'Dwyer is respected by everybody in
Limerick. He has come to the conclusion
that the tenants onght to pay their rents,
when at a reasonable figure, and that it is
wrong to advise them otherwise. From
this view nothing can shake him, for he is
as firm as adamant
Killing Two Birds with One Stone.
Tbe government is taking active meas
ures for the relief of threatened distress
in Ireland by proceeding with i he construc
tion of several lines of light mil ways, thus
affording much-needed employment to the
people. While the money thus paid out
is welcome, the railways are not so wel
come, as their military importance U evi
dent, and when constructed they will
greatly facilitate the operations of sol
diers aud constabulary in the remoter dis
tricts of Ireland.
He Dared to Speak His Mind.
A contemptible outrage is reported from
Cloyne, in the southwest of Ireland. A
farmer named David Curtin, residing
near Castlemary, missed three goats, and
found their heads impaled on the gates of
his farm. Curtin bad been guilty of speak
ing against the boycott
Dnvltt Proffers Practical Help.
Davitt has sent 5(.(i00 cabbage roots to
the districts In Ireland affected with the
potato blight It is hoped that the CAb
bage crop will to a considerable extent
mitigate tbe distress caused by the fail
ure of the potato crop.
Changes In the Tariff Bill.
Washington ClTT, Sept a The senate
made quite a number of changes in tbe
tariff bill during its consideration Satur
day. The duty on white pine shingles
was put at 20 cents per 1,000, a reduction;
that on fresh fish was reduced to cent
per pound; that on tin was fixed at 4
cents per pound. It was provided that
tin plate " shall come in free, if by
Oct 1, 1H0O, the home supply does not
equal the demand. A duty of 10 per cent
was placed on all teas shipped from any
country except that of their produc
tion, the object being to force ship
ments of that article of commerce
direct to this country from China instead
of by way of Canada and other British
provinces; the drawback provision was
modified so as not to allow drawbacks
where less than 10 per cent of the goods
for export is represented by duty paid on
imported constituents, or on claims for
less than f 10. All the sections of the bjll
relating to tobacco peddlers, internal
taxes, or tobacco and cigars and vinegar
factories, were struck out as were those
relating to dealers in leaf tobacco, all the
Democrats voting against the motion.
Well Done, Armenians.
Constantinople, Sept. a A encounter
has taken place at Baghtchedjik, near
Ismid, between tbe Armenian residents
and the Turkish gendarmes. Five of the
soldiers were killed and a number wound
ad, many of the Armenians being wound
ed. Troops have been sent to re-enforce
the gendarmes, and further trouble is
Blade a Wise Heleetlon.
Londoji, Sept a The election of
Charles Fen wick, M. P., as secretary of
the parliamentary labor committee, by
the Liverpool Trades-Union congress, is
considered a wise move. The papers gen
erally commend it as likely to improve tbe
character of the work done by the com
I'aeed the Faeteat Halr-Miie.
Independence, Iowa, Sept. a The
pacer, Roy Wilkes, owned by the Calumet
stock farm of Chicago, that lowered tbe
world's stallion pacing record to 2:08
last week, went a half mile Saturday in
1:013, the fastest halt-mile ever paced or
trotted by any horse. "
Death of George William Brown.
Baltimore, MiL, Bept a George Wil
liam Brown, an eminent jurist ex-judge
of the supreme bench of Baltimore, 75
years old, died Saturday in Mohonk, N.
Y. Mr. Brown was mayor of "Baltimore
daring the time of - the Massachusetts
FOOLS AND BRUTES.
Heartless Conduct qf Al
GOOD CASE FOE TAB AND FEATHERS
They Permit a Half Drunken Toons Cho
rus Girl to Jump from a Steamer in m
Petulant Attempt at Suicide, Which
She Immediately Repents Her Tempt
ers Make No Effort to Save Her, but
Rather Enjoy the "Joke."
New York, Sept a Among the pas
sengers on the iron steamboat Cephens,
from Long Branch yesterday morning was
a little party of men and women of the
Pearl of Pekin Comic Opera company.
All had been drinking and their conversa
tion was noisy and frequently interrupted
by loud laughter. One of the womiB
talked more and laughed louder than any
oie else. She was Lillie Young, a chorus
girl, who joined the company two weeks
ago. She is 25 year old and hns been
married. She sat between two minor ac
tors Of the company and the three were
evidently on the verge of complex intoxi
cation. The girl's hat was cocked on the
side and the rakish turn to tho white
feathers init enhance the reckless expres
sion of her face.
Bright Specimens of Manhood.
On her right sat J.icob Same, a profes
sional giant, a position which he holds
easily against all comers, Wcause he is 7
feet 5 inches talj. Ou her left sat George
Bruniug. When the Cepheus was well out
from shore and began to roll a bit, Lillie
censed to laugh. Her expre-sion changed
from serious to solemn, and from solen.n
to despairing. F.nnllv she said file uas
seasick, and regretted having drunk so
much. As the sickness grew upon her she
mingled with her plaints of sickness var
ious observations upo:i the misery of ex
istence and the folly of her own life. She
leaned her head on her hand anil looked
out over the moving sen.
A Reckless anil Cowardly Dare.
The boat wnsoff B iy Ki Ige, and it was
well on toward 1:30 o'clock.
't "I've a notion to commit suicide," she
The giant laughed boisterously. "Why
don't you?" he said.
"Do you dare me?" she asked, getting
on her feet.
"Go ahead," said the giant; and Prun
ing joined in encouraging her.
The intoxicated girl mounted unstead
ily to the guard rail seat and then jumped
over the rail itself to the narrow deck out
side. She looked around at the laughing
men and then raised her arms nltove her
head and laid the palms of her hands to
".vhall I gof 6he asked, rather reproach
IfTa, ta Lillie," was the ginnl's iinswer.
"Let her go."
He rose from his seat, lifted his hat and
bowed profoundly. In an instant the
girl had turneil and plunged into the sea
The giant laughed :ls he sat down, and
his companion waved his arms and shout
d "Hurrah!" The passengers on the
lower deck Raw a flush of black gown,
black Btookiugs ami Oxford ties tipped
with patent leather. 1 he drunken party
laughed and tnrned to watt-h the girl
struggling in tbe wake of the steamer.
Picked I'p by a Tut; Boat.
They regarded it as a hnge joke, and
when another passenger expressed con
cern the giant remarked: "Oh, never
mind Lille; she 11 come out all right."
The alarm was given, and the boat
brought to as soon as possible. But the
girl was now nearly n quarter of a mile
astern. She was able to swim a little and
was sustained somewhat by her skirts.
But her screams could le plainly heard,
and it was evident that she wait in fear.
Fortunately the tug Senator D. C. Chase
was astern of the Oephens with a large
tow. She dropped the tow and steamed
for the drowning woman, picked her up
and transferred her lo the Cephens,
from which she was taken to the hospital
and is held under arrrest.
W'AsniSOTON ClTT, Sept. a Kennedy's
speech attacking the senate and Senator
Quay, which he withheld for revision, did
not appear in The Congressional Kecord
Saturday. Kennedy, however, reaffirms
his statement that he will have the speech
published in The llecord, as it was deliv
ered, and in this event Dalzell of Penn
sylvania will offer the resolution prepared
by the Pennsylvania Hepnbliran delega
tion, providing that it be expunged-
House and Senate In Brief.
Washington Citt, Sept 8. In the house
Saturday the conference report on the
river and harbor bill was discussed and
agreed to. The bill for a light houso at
Smith's Island, Va. (with senate amend
ments which made it a general light house
bill), was sent to the commerce commit
tee, after some discussion, on a ruling of
the speaker pro tern.
The senate resumed consideration of the
tariff bill, and an agreement was reached
to extend the time for discussion of the
bill so as to consider the sugar schedule
Monday under the thiriy-minute rule. All
of the biil, except a few reserved para
graphs (which included the sugar and re
ciprocity paragraph'), was disposed of lie
fore adjournment. A paragraph was
agreed to withdrawing the duly on tin
plate, if its home manufacture does not
equal the demand, Oct 1, 1WHJ
A Strike That Will i into Court.
Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. a The H. C.
Frick Coke company, iu which Audrew
Carnegie is largely Interested, has sued its
striking employes for $100,000 for breach
of contract It is claimed that an agree
ment was signed last February between
tbe company and the Knights of Labor
whereby the former was to have the right
to hire and discharge whom it pleased.
The agreement also called for six days'
notice for settlement of grievances before
'Striking. These stipulations have been
violated by the knights striking against
non-union men. The company proposes
to withhold 27,000 in wages endiug the
That Raging Yellow River.
London, Sept- a Advices from China
report the Yellow river again on the ram
page. The river has burst its dikes in the
Sbantnng district and flooded a vast area
of country. Thousands of persons have
been drowned, and widespread famine has
Wm. Hutchinson, of Benton, Illinois,
while dealing in cattle and horses in Texas
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. Dr. A. T. Doll, who has been in the
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