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HE ROOK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1890.
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Tuksd&t, SKFTKtfBKR 9, 1880.
For United States Senator Johh M. Pautkb
For Mtau Tieanurcr Edward B. Wilsoh.
ForSuplof Public Instruction.. ..Hkhry Kaab.
University, j ....Richard D. Moboah.
ForPonsrens Bn T. Cabl
For State Senator R. H IUnmah
For Representative, ??LZZ
For Countv Jndcre
For Connty Clerk. Cbaklis A. Crscts
rorSherltt C. D. Gordo
For Treasurer. Oao. B. Brovkib
For Connty Supt. of Schools. Ca as. B Marshall
Matt Quay is said by a brother con
gressman, tad a republican, too, to be a
branded criminal, yet Matt is chairman of
the national republican committee and is
likely to remain so.
The people are asking themselves what
Senator Farwell has done in Washington
except to vote with his party. lias no
account been taken of the way in which
he advanced the game of poker, of which
science he is an expert?
Oar morning neighbor has undertaken
to elect Mr. Gest to congress in the I lth
Illinois district, and Mr. Gear in the First
Iowa. But withal that Mr. Cable and
Mr. rJeerley seem to be forging to the
front. Burlington Gautte.
"The only genuine free trade party is
the republican party," says the Sioux City
Journal, whose editor is the republican
candidate for congress. Any republican
who would have said that one year ago
would have bad small chances for elec
tion by the votes of his party. The
world do move.
Because a man is not buried imme
diately after he is slain, the Union can
not be convinced that the man is dead.
Perhaps in the month of Novsmber next
it may see things in a different light.
Funeral processions of its friends will be
.in order about that time, and corpses will
be furnished for the occasion.
"Impair the influence of oar district
in congress," says the Union, because
Mr. (lest is asked for an accounting.
Our influence in congress, so far as Mr.
Oest's diaphanous work is concerned,
amounts to nothing, and no one knows
this better than does Mr. Gest himself
Tbe interests of this district are too
great to be handled successfully by our
representative, no matter what may be
said about bis good intentions.
The Peoria Trantenpt recommends
Mr. Reed's Portland speech to its readers
and says no speceh made this season so
faithfully depicts the true political situa
tion. Mr. Reed said the republicans had
passed a lulor bill with appropriate
amendments, but did not tell his hearers
that the amendments deprived the work
men of their rights. And these are what
Mr. Reed thicks are appropriate amend
ments. The republicans are whistling to keep
their courage ud about Vermont. They
pretend to think that because the vote of
tbe party dropped off about half, that it
wasn't much of a shower anyway. The
idea of Vermont dropping off at all does
not seem to surprise them. Surprise
them it should not, but why do they at
tempt to make light of the matter? Tbe
fact is, down in their hearts, they are
taking the defection very seriously, but
conclude that the best thing to do under
the circumstances is to keep a stiff upper
Tbe Union baa a pitiful whine about
Mr. Cable baing a candidate for congress
in tbe absence of Mr. Gest. It thinks be
should wait until the latter gentleman
gets back from Washington. When the
convention took place Mr. Cable should
not have accepted the nomination be'
cause Mr. Gest was not present. He
should have aked the permission of the
gentleman first, or at least wait until he
hid spoken concerning it; then, if agree
able, he might go ahead. In this, per
baps, Mr. Cable thought that life was
too short to wait for any action on the
part of the man who is over-taxing bis
strength looking after tbe interests of
this district. But perhaps it is not too
late to have matters satisfactorily ar
ranged. If Mr. Gest will state just what
be wants the thing will be attended to
In fact, everything is beiag attended to
already, but perhaps when Mr. Gest comes
home the arrangements may not be en
tirely satisfactory. It looks that way
Th Union was bugging itself with joy
this morning on account of the passage
in the house of the alien contract labor
bill, and says it is another pledge the
party redeemed, and adds another page to
the long rolume of its achievements.
Whenever the republican -i;ty redeems
a promise it strikes the Eighteenth street
organ in such a manner as to draw forth
Its wonder and applause. But as will be
seen in another column of this paper, the
newly passed alien labor bill is sailing
along in the same boat with the eight
hour bill also recently passed. It is ad
mitted in Washington by those who are
deeply and directly interested In the pas
sage of these measures that as a result of
bungling legislation they cannot be ex
celled. That they will do any good has
already been decided in the negative.
That they will both do harm is conceded
on every side, except by those who wish
to keep up a delusion. There is no hon
esty in this course, and the republicans
who uphold these useless measures do so
unwittingly or else to give color to tbe
dies of active legislation.
Poet (who is reading his verse to a
friend) : Ab, my words seem to touch
you; you are shedding tears. No; only
wiping off the perspiration.
THAT TARIFF BILL.
The Senators Linger Over Its
A HlaEEE DUTY PUT ON SUGAR.
Allison Gives Notice That He Has Something-
to Say ami Will Say It Plumb
Prophecies a Paucity of "Pewter"
tsmoa Testifies In the Riom Investi
gation and Declines To Be Squeezed,
but Is Rather Sour on Cooper.
Washington City, Sept . The senate
sat up until past 13 o'clock last night,
hammering away at the tariff bill, and
Allison, just before midnight, made tbe
rather startling remark that he desired to
ipeak on tbe sugar questiou in reply to
AH rich, and that the bill would not be
come a law unless be had tho opportun
ity to do so. The evening session was
devoted entirely to talk, the debate cover
ing the whole ground at issue and slop
ping over'bn the reciprocity Qiiestiou.
Among the speakers were Evarts, Rea
gan, Spooner, and Aldricb. Spooner said
he would not favor reciprocity with Can
ada. He hoped to see the day when the
American flag would fly over Canada, and
when the British flag was gone. Com
mercial union would come with politicnl
anion, and not nntil then. And it would
jorae much earlier in that way than by
truckling to an aggressive, unfriendly
Plumb Figures Out a Deficiency.
A number of paragraphs in the bill
were altered during the day, and a large
portion of the time was take up by Plumb,
who spoke in favor of an amendment im
posing a tax of 1.25 per gallon on distil
ied'spirits. He proposed it, he said, because
there was going to be a deficit of at least
50,000,00u, and he went on to show how it
was gtiingto happen much to tbe satisfac
tion of the Democrats. It was no good,
however, for his amendment was re
jected 39 to 17 many Democrats voting
The Sugar Schedule.
The suzar schedule then came up on the
sommitteo amendment to Increase the
iuty on sugars above So. 1(5 Dutch stand
rd to 0.6 cent per pound, instead of 0.4
sent. It was agreed to. Then a bounty
was inserted for maple sugar, and an at
tempt to provide a bounty on sugar made,
from imported molasses was defeated.
Reagan complained that the bill discrim
inated against the south and at the night
session Allison gave him a lecture for say
ing so, and showed to bis own satisfac
tion, but not to Reagan's, that the bill
iidn't do anything of the kind. Then
Aldrich said he would have all the
amendment voted on at the night ses
sion, and the senate took a recess.
ltut Thev Weren't All the Same.
Aldrich proposed, but tbe senate dis
posed, and there was but one amendment
voted ou at the night session. Mander
son bad offered an amendment for the ad
mission, free of duty, of machinery for
tho manufacture of beet sugar and for the
refunding of duties collected on such ma
chinery since Jan. 1, 18.X Mr. Eustis
moved to amend the amend meut so as to
extend it to machinery for beet and sorg
hum sugar. It was pending the vote on
this matter that all the talk came in.
When the senators grew weary of elo
quence they voted, and F.untis was de
feated, while Manderson had tbe satisfac
tion of adding another provision for the
house to consider. It look very like an
other postponement of the final vote.
Secretary IVImlom Takes a Trip.
Wasthotov CITT, Sept. 9. Secretary
Windom left Washington yesterday for
Williamstown, Mass., where ho will re
main ten days.
THE INVESTIGATION OF RAUM.
Penslou Attorney Lemon Charges Cooper
With Ignorance and Malice.
Washington City. Sept. ft The special
house committee investigating thecharges
against Commissioner of Pensions Raum
continued the investigation yesterday.
Judge' AVilson, Lemon's attorney, said
that he was ready to examine Cooper, but
the latter objected and Pension Attorney
Lemon was put on the stand, fie pre
sented a statement showing that Commis
sioner Black had allowed over 300 claims
in his (Lemon's) bands more than Raum
for corresponding seven months of each
man's termT The statement that Raum
had favored him any more than any
other attorney was an unqualified false
hood it was impossiblo for the commis
sioner to do so, and the charga was made
through ignorance and malice.
It Was None of Cooper's Business.
Cooper charged that out of 3fi,000 cases
affected by the decision of Commissioner
Raum 12,000 were his, and that he had
received fees on these claims amounting
to 40.000. This statement, he said, was
grossly inaccurate. He invited Cooper to
come to his office and examine all tbe
claims on file, his clerks and his method
of transacting business, and requested
him to do this, and not go and hunt up
discharged employes. Cooper asked him
what was the amount of his fortune, and
what his aunual income from the pension
business amounted to. He refused to an
swer the questions, ami said that it was
none of Cooper's business. The commit
tee upheld him in this refusal.
In Regard to That Ruling.
In answer to questions by Cooper,
Lemon snid that he bad suggested the
ruling complained of to Commissioner
Raum, and had seen him at different
times and urged the matter. He thought
that the ruling was just. He denied,
however, that it benefited him any mora
than it did others. He told the story of
endorsing Raum's note in detail. He
held 1,0 shares of stock in tbe refriger
ator company as security which Raum
had given him unasked, as be would have
endorsed tho paper ou Raum's high char
acter alone. He had never had any as
surance from Raum or any one else that
he would issue the ojler he (Lemon) had
been urging before he endorsed the note,
and it merely happened that he endorsed
tbe note the day after the order was is
sued and it had no connection whatever
with tbe ruling.
Cooper Still Wants Those Hooks.
Cooper then renewal his request to re
quire Commissioner Raum to present the
books and other papers of the Universal
Refrigerator company, ami made an ar
gument in support of the request. In re
ply Raum said that be bad shown the
books to the committee (with the excep
tion of t'-ooper(, and ha now refused to
make them public, as be felt it
was his private business. Cooper had
charged, he said, that the refrigerator
was a fraud. He denied, this. Cooper
knew, he said, when he made this charge,
that it was false and it proven a
dismal failure. The committee took
Cooper's request under advisement and
adjourned for the day.
Proceedings In Congress.
WAsniSGTON ClTr. Sent, ft The house
spent yesterday discussing the Atkinson
bill relating to railroads in the District of
Columbia. For want of a quorum no
acuon was mm.
The Senate MrnwA tn t K irnf,ranfa m.
port on the river and harbor bill. Dur
ing the debate on tbe tariff bill Plumb
expressed the belief that. nnrir It i.nAra
would be a deficit of 150,000,000. The
uaauce committee amendments to the
SUKar SChedllln nM utnnliul lliainl, An
the rate on sugars, above No. 13, Dutch
Buumaru, Deing j to 13. The amend
ments nut the dutv on thivu
cent higher than the house bill. An even
ing session was held, with a view to dis
posing of tbe remaining amendments,
but was devoted to long-winded speeches
on the general subject.
It ia estimated that the damage done by
the fVvxia in central Em-ms uninnlt.
HILL EU!-OSI2Jj tJW.ll.LV.
A Great Sleeting In Memory if the Irish
Poet and Journalise
New Yore, Sept. 9.i Tbe i nmensa au
ditorium of the Metropolitan Opera house
was crowded last night on the occasion of
the memorial meeting of the citizens of
New York -In honor of John Boyle
" A few minutes after the hour of open
ing the strains of "The Harp That One
Through Tara's Hall" were heard outside
the building and an instant af rward 300
members of the Sixty-ninth re iment, led
by Col. Cavanagh. marched hi escorting
Governor HI1L The band plnyed "Hail
to the Chief" as the governor and his es
cort took seats on the stage.
The Governor's Remarks.
After the guests were seated Judge
Brown called the meeting to or ler, stated
Its object and introduced Governor David
B. Hill. The governor said: "Irejoioeat
the opportunity afforded of joining with
the citlsens of New York lu thit, imposing
demonstration and In expressing our ad
miration for the life and character of that
distinguished patriot, whose name is on
every lip to-night our friend and the
friend of humanity, John Boyl O'Railly.
Applause. His name needs nt introduc
tion to an American audience. It is
known throughout the whole llberty
loviug world. The best years tf his life
were spent in bis efforts for the ameliora
tion of bis native land, and his great
struggles, heroic services, and sacrifices,
have made their mark upon the history of
Would Make Commemoration General.
"Although Mr. O'Reilly was not a resi
dent of this state it is fitting that his
memory should be respected and his deeds'
commemorated in every state of this
republic His career illustrates what
America has done for the young men of
the world, and especially yonng men of
Ireland. I speak the sentiment of this
great commonwealth when I assert that
the Empire state would be proud of John
Boyle O'Reilly as a son. Hi? rr.e nory will
be dear to his countrymen everywhere
and aear to all the American people."
Speeches were also made by Jov. Ab
bett, of New Jersey; Judge litzgerald
CARNEGIE'S BAD MANNERS.
He Seems to Have Peculiar I (lefts of How
London, Sept. ft A great deal of 111
feeling has been stirred up bj Andrew
Carnegie's recent speech at Dundee,
wherein he indulged in an attack upon
the upper classes of England while eulo
gizing the corresponding classes of Amer
ica as little short of angels.1tTht prevail
ing tone of criticism upon the speech Is
that, while it is appropriate for Carnegie
to speak highly of the country and the
people whence he derives bis grea; wealth,
it Is in very bad taste for him t j go out
of his way to assail the people among
whom he chooses to live, and whose soci
ety he eagerly solicits.
Some Specimen Remarks.
Among the remarks made by Jlr. Car
negie in the speech referred to, which
have caused the greatest offense, was a
declaration that were it not for tbe fact
that the property of the aristocracy is en
tailed, so that they can use only the in
come, they would drink and gam be them
selves Into poverty within five years. The
speaker also ridiculed royalty, and made
some claims for the American sj stem of
government which, according to the opin
ion of several Americans who heard him,
were hardly borne out by the practical
workings of political institutions in that
country. It is thought that the speech
will have a tendency to somewhat, inter
fere with Mr. Carnegie's success a a cul
tivator of relations with the leaders of
SENATOR FARWELL ILL AGAIN.
Conflicting Reports as to His Condi
tionWhat Is Said Abont Hint.
Chicago, Sept. ft A dispatch from
Waukesha, Wia,. says that fnator
Charles B. Farwell is lying dangerously
ill at the Fountain house lu that city, and
that his family and most intonate f -lends,
as well as the physicians in charge, al
most despair of his ultimate recovery.
Walter Farwell, a son of the senator, said
yesterday afternoon that Mr. Fa-well's
illness is not regarded as serious.
His Health Very Uncertain.
Overwork and mental fatigue have ren
dered his health very uncertain, but his
family says he is being successfully treat
ed, and they expect that he will bt able
to come home and be on his feet again
by the latter part of this week or the be
ginning of next. Senator Farwell is af
flicted with Bright's disease.
Dock laborers at Southampton have
struck ng'tinst non-union men.
Texas fever has broken out amonj; the
cattle in the vicinity of Elberon, la.
The Michigan state fair was oned
at Lansing Monday with a good attend
ance. Thomas B. Byran, vice president of the
Chicago World's fair board, has resigned,
giving as his reasons old age an desire to
get out of the worry.
A grindstone at the St. John Plow
works Kalamazoo, Mich., burst Monday
and a piece of it struck Conrad Kop van,
killing him instautld.
Hoxie & Meller, the Wisconsin lumber
firm, have made an assignment. The fail
ure is the heaviest that has ever occurred
in northern Wisconsin.
The comptroller of the currency has
authorized the Citizens' National bank,
Charleston, W. Vs., to begin bus nesa
with a capital of $115,000.
A factory for the manufacture of smoke
less powder is in course of erection near
Petersburg, W. Va. The buildings will
cover four acres of ground.
The funeral of Gen. E. F. Noyes took
place at Cincinnati Sunday, and was tery
largely attended, the G. A. R. takitg a
prominent part iu the obsequies.
A constitutional convention assembled
at Frankfort, Ky., Monday to revise the
constitution of that state. The pretent
constitution was adopted In 1852.
Two North Shore limited trains collided
near Lock port, N. Y.. early Monday
morning. W. A. Findler, of New York,
was killed, and Engineer Kdson Bradley
and Fireman William Houstou were seri
The Law and Order league is having ' 'a
time of it" enforcing the "dry" Sunday at
Wheeling, W. Va. Sunday one of the
league's detectives was severely beaten by
a party of worklngmen which he ivas
Two freight trains collided Monday
morning on the Baltimore and Ohio ruad
at Broad Tree tunnel, near Wheeling, imd
three men are known to have been ktllid.
Both engines and a dozen cars were en
The Klnzua creek bridge ou tbe Erie
railway, near Hornellsville, N. Y., which
Is the highest structure of the kind in t be
United States, is to be pulled down, be
cause it is too light for the traffic. The
highest point of the bridge is 103 feet from
Gresham Martin, editor of The Pra
and People of Galesburg, IlL. is in trouble
with the park board of that town because
be kicked over tbe "keep-off-the-grass"
signs in the park as a protest against the
absence of seats and other conveniences
in tbe park.
Judge James Matheny, for seventeen
years county judge of Sangamon county,
Illinois, died at Springfield, Ills., Sunday,
after a few hours' illness. He was 73
years old, and bad been an intimate frier, d
of Abraham .Lincoln and Stephen L
The Springfield, IlL, Expos Itloo.
SPltlNGFIELD, IlL, Sept ft The Spring
field exposition opened auspiciously yes
terday, with a very large attendance. A j
the departments are crowded to the ui
most with attractive exhibits from 111
nols and adjoining state.
A l IAL it ij Vj If oOldl rj
Fires the Second Gun of the
"Off. Year" Fight,
AND MAKE3 THE SPEAKER HAPPX.
Returned by a Slightly Increased Major!
ity With the Assistance of an Unlimited
Amount of Boodle MaJ. McKlnley on
His Own Prospects.
Augusta, M.-, Sept. 9 Chairman
Manley, of tbe Republican State commit
tee, seut at nddnight the following dis
patch to President . Harrison: "Maine
gives the largest Republican majority
thrown in an off-year since 1806, and a
larger majority than given in a presidential
contest since 1S:S, with the single excep
tions of 1S81 and 188H. Gov. Burleigh is
re-elected by a majority exceeding 15,000.
Speaker Reed is re-elected by the largest
majority he ever received exceeding 4,500.
Representatives Dingier, Bou telle and
Mllliken are re-elected by majorities rang
ing from 3.000 to 5,000. The Pine Tree
State endorses your administration and
and remains firm in its advocacy of pro
tection to American industries and Amer
ican labor." 4
The Returns at Portland.
Portland, Me, Sept. ft Two hun
dred and ten town give Burleigh 4i
S85; Thompson, '7,4,'T; (.'lurk, St"i ; scatter
ing, i'58. The same towns in 1M gave a
Republican vote of rm.551; Democratic,
37,244. Prohibition, 1.278; acattering.l.OPft
Republican plurxlity this yenr, 1".jjS.
against 13,007 in "Republican gain,
5U1.--J- tv'i;;wns lo bear from fall off in
the same proportion the final vote should
stand: Republican, hUhic 04.5JO; Demo
cratic, 45,500; scattering, 3,000; total, 113,
000. The Vote lor Reed.
Fori vitrht out. of tiftv-thre town in
the First district give Heed 16,0!U; Frank, I
ii,s.er, need's plurality, 4,iW, against
2,43! in 1888. The remaining towns are
small and will not materially change
these figure. Cumberland county is in
complete, but no doubt the Republican
county ticket is elected by pluralities
ranging from 1,500 to 2.00H. In Biddeford
the Democratic vote fell off 300, Reed car
ring the city by K5.
A Democratic Lcelnlator Klected.
Portland gives Burleigh 8.B7.t; Thomp
son. 2.140; Clark, 15S; scattering, 3rt, Reed,
8,517; Frank, 2,188; scattering, 18. Reed's
plurality l,5t3 the largest ever given a
member for this district. One of the Re
publican representatives to the legisla
ture Cunningham, is defeated, Guptill,
Democrat, winning by nine votes.
Got Their bliare of the Earth.
As soon as the news of Speaker Reed's re
election spread, the Republican voters be
gan to gather in the city hall. Bulletins
were read from the stage, and Chandler's
band played enlivening music. At length
Speaker Reed himself came upon the plat
form, and cheers a dozen times repeated
greeted him. When quiet came he said
that he supposed . that "we never shall
know what it is to possess the earth en
tirely, but I think that we have got rath
er an adequnte notion of it after all." He
couldn't do the subject justice, he said,
but Maiue having done its duty he hoped
to see the whole country follow suit.
Reed Preferred to Take His Turn.
Poktlano. Me., Sept. 9. Speaker Reed
walked leisurely from bis residence at
10:30 and went to tbe polling place on
Congresj street, where be deposited bis
ballot. When he reached the booth
there were a large number of friends and
acquaintances ou the pavement, and a3
they espied him sent up a hearty cheer.
Many of the electors who stood in line
waiting to vote wanted to relinquish
their places so as to permit Mr. Reed to
get in bis vote and get away, but he re
fused to accept the favor, preferring, he
said, to take his turn. When he left the
booth, and was on his way home, he was
cheered again and again.
OTHER POLITICAL MATTERS.
MaJ. McKlnley Thinks He has a Tough
Job in His Htate.
New Yokk, Sept ft Congressman Mc
Kinley was at the Fifth Avenue hotel
yesterday. As to his chances for re-elec
tlon Mr. McKinley said: "Well, I have a
majority of 2,ri00 to overcome. It is cer
tainly a large majority to be handicapped
with in an off-year, but as I accepted tbe
nomination from my party I intend to
make the race. There is nothing like go
ing Into the fight to win. I realized, of
course, the great odds against me, and I
know I will have to engage in a persist
ent and determined struggle to make any
headway." - The state would give a de
cided Republican majority, but oou Id not
elect so many Republican congressmen
under tbe gerrymander.
Clergymen ou the Bennett Law.
Milwaukee, Sept. ft The Ministers'
association adopted resolutions yesterday
disapproving the supreme court decision
excluding the Bible from the public
schools. With reference to the Bennett
law tbey declared that "it is also the
sense of this preachers' conference that
the principles underlying what is known
aa the Bennett law are in harmony with
the laws and educational interest of Wis
consin, and we therefore give tbem our
Nominated a Colored Cittsen.
Augusta, Ga, Sept. 9. Tbe Chronicle's
Aiken special says: Tbe Republicans of
the Second district of South Carolina
nominated Smith, colored, for congress
yesterday. The district is represented by
George D. Tillman, who will probably
have opposition in bis own party to his
The First Wlseonalu District.
Milwaikbe, Wis., Sept. ft John L.
Mitchell ww nominated for congress
yesterday by the Democracy of the First
district including this city. The conven
tion was very enthusiastic.
Death of Jodga Chrlstiancy.
Lansing, Mich.. Sept. 9. The illness of
the venerable Judge Isaac P. Christiaucy,
x-Uuited States senator and ex-minister
to Peru, was terminated by death last
evenlug. When the judge was first
stricken down with cancer of the throat,
a month ago, his sufferings were intense,
but he was unconscious during the last
forty-eight hours, and his death was as
peaceful as a child's sleep. The funeral
will be held next Friday, with interment
at Detroit or in the old family burial
ground in Monroe county.
A Wlaennsln Assignment.
Waupaca, Wis . r-'ept. 9 E. Coolidge,
a banker doing business as the Waupaca
Bank of Coolidge & Co., made an assign
ment to Frank Whipple Monday morn
ing before County Coinmiasioner Church
ill. Nominal assets are $37,000, consisting
principally of the Bailey mill property
and water power. The liabilities are
127,000, mainly due depositors.
Humors About J. V. Parwell A Co.
Chicago, Sept. 9. A report from the
east was received on the stock exchange
yesterday saying that rumors of tbe fail -ure
of the great, dry goo.ls firm of J. V.
Farwell & Co., of this city, were current
in tbe east. Mr. Farwell was interviewed
and says that the report was a malicious
falsehood. . ;' - .
, Murderous Freak of a Madman.
-VjrjlSViLLE, Sept. 9. C. F. Wakefield, a
farmer, Zcame suddenly Insane Sunday,
and after setting fire to his house shot his
daughter. He then tried to enter the
burning house -to kill himself, but the
neighbors prevented. His daughter's in
juries are not fatal. Wakefield was placed
in jail. -
Some One Is Doing on the Cen
AWFUL WRECK BARELY AVERTED.
The Criminals Prepare a Trap That Is
Discovered by Accident, and Then Put
a Bullet In the Shoulder uf a Track
man to Prevent Htm Stopping the
Train Two More Arrests Made at Al
banyTrail of the Wreckers.
ALBAN7, N. Y., Sept. ft The 6 o'clock
train out of New York, due here at 9:50
last night, was thirty minutes late, and as
this train is usually on time it looked aus
picious, and the news gatherers were im
mediately at work to ascertain the facts.
Nothing could be obtained from the rail
way officials, but at 11:30 a passenger was
found who bad talked with tbe trainmen
on the belated train. His story was high
ly sensational and was to the effect that
at a point called Old Troy, near Ham
burg, the train was stopped so quickly
that the passengers were thrown from
(heir seats. There was great excitement,
tbe people on the train believing that
there was another accident.
Warned of an Obstruction.
The cause, however, was the appear
ance of a truckman with a red lantern and
with blood streaming from a wound in his
shoulder. The engineer said he beard
several shots fired and then saw the man.
When the trackman could speak he ea!d'
that there was an. ob-ra.tion on tbe
trar a searching party soon found a
pile of ties laid across and braoad from
behind with pieces of railroad iron. The
obstruction was removed and the train
proceeded with a thoroughly frightened
lot of passengers. The above story was
shown to railroad officials here, but they
refused to say whether it was true or not.
Directly from a Railway Kniploye.
A railway employe, who was on tbe
train, was found later and tells another
version, probably the true one. He says
that two men out rowing on the river
near New Hamburg, mw some men busy
on the tracks, and waiting until they dis
appeared they crawled quietly up. They
found a steel rail wedged iu the cattle
guard In the same way as at Castleton,
and braced up iu the same way by pieces
of flange iron. With all their strength
tbey could not move it, and started down
the track to waru the Chicago limited ex
press. Fired on by the Wreckers.
They met a trackman and be, swinging
his red lantern, started to stop ttiu train.
In an instant several shots rang out and
one took effect In the trackmiu's shoul
der. However, the train was stopped
about 100 yards south of the obstruction.
According to the description of the barrU
cade it was of the same build as the one
near Albany on Thursday night.
The Official Report on the Case. '
Aq official report just received shows
that the oostruction was not placed like
the one at Albany. There is a culvert at
this point and into the culvert were
jammed seven heavy ties. These ties
were placed so that the butts pointed to
wards the approaching train, and if the
engine had struck it, the ties would have
been driven iu harder and the train would
have gone into the river. The obstruc
tion was not removed ut midnight and the
trains were being switched on other
THE ALLEGED MISCREANTS.
Reed Kept in Close Custody Two More
Reed, the alleged train-wrecker arrested
at Hudson, is still kept in close confine
ment at the Central Railroad depot in
this city. Nobody is allowed to talk to
bim, and his family are not even per
mitted to see him. John Cordial and
John Kiernan, the one a conductor and
the other a brakeman, and both Knights
of Labor, were arrested by Pinkerton's
m-m yesterday morning as accomplices,
and it is believed that they were informed
on by Reed. It has been learned that
Jobn Cordial was packing bis valise at
his home wheu arrested.
The Story nf the Crime.
The whole story of tbe movement of the
wreckers after the obstructions were
placed on the track, as learned last night,
is this: There were five men in the das
tardly work. After they had completed
their work they took what is known as
the River road for a mile ami a half as
far as Lorenzo Miller's house, and then
went back about a mile over the bills into
the woods in a northeasterly direction,
and continuing on four miles struck the
turnpike which runs into the heart of the
furming region on the east side of the
Hudson river. The men came down
tbi road iuto Grecnliush where it
is known as Columbia street.
Retrayed by Asking for a Drink.
Either on the river road or on the turn
pike tho wreckers stopped at the house of
a friend and asked for a drink of water.
This friend is suppo-il to be Lorenzo
Mi'Ier, who lives on the river road. Mil
ler is a Knight of Labor and went out on
tbe strike, but lias since returned to work
in West Altxiny, having the sanction of
Jhe knights who were out to do so. It is
known lorn fact that the man who gave
the wreckers a drink informed Robert A.
Pinkertou of the occurrence and gave him
tbe names of the men who composed the
Will Pay the Official Salaries.
IXDIAKAroMS, Sept. ft Got. Hovey's
threatened suit against the state treas
urer for his quarter's salary has caused
that official to bustle for money, nnd be
now announces that hd wijl be prepared
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Heavy Failure at Streator, Ills.
Stkator, Ills., Sept. ft James G. Wil
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