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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1890.
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nae. Rock IsUna, 111.
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In Rock Island county.
Thjhsd at,. September 11. 1880.
For United States Senator .Tohk M. PAUtsn.
For State Tiewmrer Edward 8. Wimom.
ForBopt. ol Public Infraction. ...Hnrt Kaab.
I JOHH HRTABT.
For Trosteee Illinois f N w graham.
University. j ....Hichard D. Uoroax.
For Congress B T. Cabli
For State Senator B. H HmtAW
r, . I Oioror W. Vimtun
For Representatives Jj081 A Wu.80M.
For Conntv Judge .
For County Clerk Charlbs A. Orkitts
ForSherlit C D. Gohhok
For Treasurer Qto. B. Bbowkbr
For County Supt. of Scheols.CHs. B Marshall
Some Nonsensical Criticism and
A Worshipper ofjlr. Meat acid .vir.
Haas Idea Retarding Mr. Cable'
The babbling of somebody in the Union
who is said to be a business man. shows
him to be nonsensical. He cannot see
how anyone not blinded by party preju
dice can vote for Mr. Cable in preference
to Mr. Oest, because, as he says, the lat
ter is making such an admirable record
Anyone who knows the writer of that
hog wash knows also that be ia a partisan
of the most pronounced character and
that he would hesitate to endorse the an
gels unless they wore his own party col
lar. Mr. Oest, he says, is getting more
for us than we had any reason to expect
Ills expectations must hare been fearful
ly and wonderfully small. And he talks
about it being suicidal to exchange Mr.
Oest for anyone else. In what way sui
cidal? Is it expected to return Mr. Oest
to congress whenever he wills -it, and if
not, is the present not the best possible
time to relieve him of duties and respond
sibilities that prove too great for his
powers? - It would seem a dreadful
thing to exchange him "for one
whose whole life has been spent
in idleness and pleasure," as the
non-partisan, prominent business man
puts it. O, what an unfortunate thing for
Mr. Cable it is, that he is not compelled
each morning to shoulder a pick or a
spade and wander forth in quest of work.
Is this what his opponents would have
him do? Is this their idea of the roan
they want? If so, wby not select such
instead of Mr. Oest who is doing what
little he can in a thrifty way to increase
his store of almighty dollars? Is not this
all the veriest clap-trap and nauseating
If this business man will read Mr.
Cable's letter in another column be may
perhaps feel like withdrawing bis false
hood against that gentleman that he is
opposed to the Den oepin canal. But will
be do ii? It is not at all likely, if he is
fashioned after the same pattern that
some of the Union's other correspondents
Listen to this piece of wisdom from
this sage babbler. lie thinks that Mr
Cable's candidacy illustrates one of two
things, and these are "that he has tot
good judgment, or that he is a candidate
for a purpose and that there ia a nigger
in trie woodpile." Let the good judg
me tit pass. Mr. Cable's critic seems to
have a monopoly of that. As to being a
candidate for a purpose, he is. He sees
the necessity for a change. That of it
self would be purpose enough. And if
Mr. Oest had bad a purpose beyond a
personal one the people of this district
would not be continually finding fault
But as they elected him they had to abide
by the consequences, and that is the kind
of a Senegambian they find sticking in
Tiik Union does not hesitate to copy
a falsehood from the Monmouth Adcance
regarding Mr. Cable. The last named
paper una either malicious or ignorant
when it said that Mr. Cable opposed the
Hennepin canal because of his railway
interests, but that did not prevent the
Union from giving its sanction to the lie
in the hope that something might be
gained thereby. Everybody knows, or
everybody can know who will take the
trouble of informing himself, that Mr
Cable does not own a dollar's worth of
railway stock, nor is be in any way con
nected with the management of railways.
The story is circulated because those who
do so have little or no reverence for the
A few people have been asking re
cently why Mr. Cable did not state his
views upon national questions, so that
they might know exactly where he stood.
By Mr. Cable this was thought unneces
sary. Being a democrat and fully im
bued with democratic principles, he con
sidered it fully understood that he took
bis position squarely upon that platform.
His views upon other matters, including
the construction of the Hennepin canal,
are clearly set forth in his letter to he
found in another column. This letter is
one that cannot be misunderstood or mis
construed. It is explicit In every sen
tence. "Maine went hell bent" yesterday for
Tom Iteed, a monopoly tariff, the force
bill and other partisan abominations
which find little favor in more advanced
communities, and which even Vermont
seems unable to digest. The result does
not speak well for the intelligence of the
patriotism of the Pine Tree state. In
The St. Louis Republic says: People
who think the war is not over in Illinois
will learn better when they see the state
giving its olditlme democratic majority
for John fel. Palmer and against the pigo
A town never has a chance to return
blow for blow when a cyclone strikes it.
THE FINAL VOTE.
Passage by the Senate of he
D0NEBT A STRICTLY PARTY VOTE.
AjCooforenco A.ked for Tha Will Find
Some Opponents In the House Pros
pects for Some More Oratory Lively
Proceedings Before the Kaum Commit
tee Cooper Falls to Widen the In
quiry A Crop Report That Is Not En
couraging Official Notes.
"Washington City, Sept. 11. lathe sen
ate yesterday concluding speeches on the
tariff were made by Hoar, Hiscock. Tur-
pie. Vest, Vance, Gib?ion, and Jones of
Nevada. At 5:20 a vote was taken and
the bill was passed W to 29 a strict par
ty vote, Eustis being the only senator
who was not recorded on the measure,
either by vote or by pair.
Ing-allA Cut tiff the Iebate.
The speeches rehearsed the old argu
ments pro ami con on the subjects of pro
tection aud free trade, and would have
gone on indetinitely it is to be presumed.
bnt that while Jones of Nevada was get
ting down to his peroratiou the chair
man's gavel came down with a sharp
"thud," and the bland voice of Ingalls
ifor the peppery senator from Kansas can
be bland when he so wishes) was heard in
forming him that the six hours of closing
eloquence had expired, and that further
remarks were out of order, as it was time
A'klng fur a Conference.
The following pairs were announced,
the first named in each couple being in
favor of the bill: Dolph and Brown, Ed
munds and George, Farwell and Payne,
Morrill and Hampton, Stanford and Gib
son, Pettigrew and Call.
Aldrich moved that the senate insist on
its amendments to the house bill, and ask
for a oommittee of conference, the con
ference to consist of seven on each side.
The motion was agreed to, and Aldrich,
Sherman, Allison, Hiscock, McPhersou,
Vance, and Carlisle were appointed con
ferred on the part of the senate.
Probable Fight In the Home.
It is not likely the tariff bill can be
passed in the house in a shorter time than
two weeks. A determined fiijnt is to be
made by the friends of free sugar to undo
the work of the senate. Chairman Mc
Kinley, of the ways and nieaus commit
tee, wants the house to agree to a motion
of general non -concurrence, so that the
differerces between the house and senate
on the various schedules may be settled in
a committee of conference. This is the
simplest way out of the difficulty, as the
conference committee would be appointed
with special reference to their likelihood
of reaching an early agreement But a
number of Republican members, under
the leadership of Payson of Illinois, ob
ject to this plan.
Wants Another Lous Talk.
Payson contends that the tariff bill
should be referred to the ways aud means
committee, and when that committee has
considered the measure and returned it to
the house there should be general discus
sion of the senate changes and an oppor
tunity to offer amendments. In short
Payson and the free sugar and conserva
tive tariff men of the west want a chance
to express an opinion of the senate's
action and to reopen all the questions
which any member may want reopened.
In case the Republicans of the house get
into a snarl atiout the bill, or the Demo
crats go away in such numbers aa to make
It difficult for the Republicans to get a
quorum, it may be necessary to postpone
the date on which the bill is to go into
effect. Oct. 1 was adopted by the senate.
The house spent the entire day fllibus
tering on the question of approving the
journal, the object of the obstructionists
Wing to prevent consideration of the
uauKsiuii-t euauie eiccuou case.
SOME LIVELY INTERCHANGES.
Little Spats Itetween Gentlemen Make
the Ilauni Inquiry Interesting.
Wasihsotox Citv, Sept. 11. The inves
tigatiou of Gen. Raum by the house spe
cial committee yesterday was productive
of nothing of importance, but there were
several lively scenes between Cooper and
other gentlemen. Among the witnesses
was Mr. Taber, an employe of Attorney
Lemon, who said that of thirty cases re
ported from Lemon's office to the pension
department as complete, nine were really
complete, while further information was
required as to the others. They were be
lieved to lie complete, however, when they
were presented as such.
Matter That Was Not Pertinent. 9
Cooper asked witness if he had not, in
company with George B. Squires, private
secretary to Commissioner Tanner, and
others, gone up the river and had wine
suppers, which he, through Lemon, paid
for. In reply, witness said he had not;
bat admitted going with Squires and
others for a day's outing, on which they
bad meals, etc, but said that each man
paid his share. Cooper said that Lemon
had come before the committee and made
statements reflecting upon him (Cooper)
and was offensive in his manner toward
him. I-ernon, he said, had admitted that
he had been disbarred from practicing be
fore trie war department ror forgery.
The I.le IHrect and Poult (ve.
At this Judge Wilson jumped to his feet
and exclaimed that the statement was
false, and that Lemon had admitted noth
ing of the kind. Continuing, he said that
Cooper was here as an attorney, and not
as a me mber of congress.
The chairman here called both gentle
men to order, and ruled the testimony
out relating to wine suppers as not perti
nent to the investigation, and dismissed
That Question as to Testimony.
The chair then stated that be had care
fully considered the question raised
Tuesday as to the propriety of admit
ting testimony to show that the
universal refrigerator was worth
less, and a fraud, and hail come to
the conclusion that it did not pertain
directly to the matter under investigation,
and he saw no use of going into it at this
time. Flick and Sawyer agreed with the
chair. Iewisdid not. A vote was taken
and the decision of the chair sustaiued.
Another I.I t tie Diversion.
During the discussion Cooper, in reply
to a question of Sawyer, said that he
(Cooper) was not responsible for his (Saw
Sawyer replied that he was not responsi
ble for his (Cooper's) ignorance.
The chuirniau here interrupted the sen
tlemen, and ordered the conversation
stricken out of the report of
the proceeding. Then Mr. Bryant,
an assistant chief of division in the nen-
aion office, said that no preference was
!?iven to any one In the pension Office; H.
H. Brower, another pension office em
ploye, testified tkat the new rule worked
well; Gen. McMillan, assistant chief of
division, said that about nineteen of 100
cases reported by pension attorneys as
completed were so. Still he thought the
rule expedited business; no preference was
shown. None of these owned any refrig
Cooper on the Stand.
Jndge Wilson then called Cooper to the
stand, and that gentleman test i led that
he bad signed about 2.000 & Is for the
status of pension cases in his district. He
thought that pension attorneys ontside
of this city had difficulty iu getting in
formation from the pension office, as it
was controled by the Arms who had offices
here. The trouble with the order com
plained of was that it increased this diffi
culty. Adjourned for the day.
THE YIELD OF THE FIELDS.
iptember Crop Iteports Generally Tery
Washington Citt. Sent. 11. The na
tional crop reports for September show
that the injury to the corn crop reported
last month was intension by contiuu-
ance of drought in August, uutil thelraius
came to its relief, but too late for full re
covery. The average is 1)1, against 73.3
last month, the 4owest nine 181. -The
returns of the condition of winter wheat.
at the time of harvesting, ure less favora
ble than those of the first of July. The
July average was 76 2; tin present avet-
age 72 5. Threshing rest Its are disap
pointing. The general average of spring
wheat has also been reduced from 83.3 to
79.8. The average for wheat of both
kinds is 75.5. In 1888 the September aver
age for wheat was 77.
Rye, Oats, and Other Grains.
Rye yields less than was expected, as
the condition reported Is reduced tons. 4.
The Septemher condition of oats is the
lowest ever reported, having fallen from
70.1 in August to 64.4. The rate of yield
will be the smallest iu twenty years. The
onditlon of barley is not very seriously
lowered, from 82.8 to 78.4 I'.uckwheat has
fully maintained its Aug ist condition,
the average being 90.5, against 90.1.
Potatoes a Very Pw1 r Crop.
The figures for potatoes have fallen
since August 1 from 77.4 to 85.7, to lowest
average ever reported, that of 1S67 being
77 Tobacco has improvnd materially
during the month, the aven ge being 83.4,
much better than in the August report,
but lower than the July condition. The
reported percentage for fattening swine U
97 per cent, and their condition 93.7.
Our Cattle Trade with England.
Washington Citt, Sept. 11. Dr. D. E.
Salmon, chief of the bureau of animal in
dustry of the department of agriculture,
who went to Great Britain ii July last in
the interest of our export trade, and to es
tablish representatives of that department
at the porta where American cattle are
landed, baa just returned. He visited
London, Liverpool, aud Glasgow, estab
lished cordial relations wit 3 the British
officials, and found a very st rong party in
both Scotland and England who are fa
vorable to the admission of American cat
tle without restrictions. Tbe English in
spectors have reported no cases of pleuro
pneumonia among American cattle arriv
ing tnere since last February
The Grip Appears Ai;ain.
Washington Cm', Sept. 1 .The dead
ly grip that carried off so many people
last winter has reappeared I ere, and the
first death from it was re torted at the
health office Tuesday. The victim was a
7-months-old child, who died three days
ago after an illness of about it week.
TWO STATE CONVENTIONS.
Indiana Republicans and Michigan Dem
ocrats Name Their Leaders.
Indianapolis, Sept. 11. There were
L3-J0 delegates present at the Republican
itate convention yesterday, and the hall
vas still further crowded by a host of
loliticians and on-lookers from all over
;he state. The opening prayer waa offered
jy Rev. Dr. H. A. Cleveland, of the M. E.
;hurch, and the preliminary work waa
rapidly completed and perma leot organ
zation effected with the "old man elo
quent," Hon. "Dick" Thompso i, of Terre
Haute, as chairman, and Charles D. Lan
lis, of Delphi, secretary. Tbe rules of the
latioual bouse of representatives were
id opted, including, as the chairman said,
;be provision for counting a quorum. Mr.
Thompson then spoke for an hour on the
asues of the day, and was repeatedly
Names of the Chosen Or es.
As soon aa the chairman had concluded
his speech the resolutions committee re
ported an orthodox Republican platform,
which was enthusiastically adopted. It
indorses the administration of President
Harrison, and the conduct cf Speaker
Reed and generally approves of the work
at congress. The ticket nomit akrd waa
is follows, the first named beiur: a farmer:
For governor, Milton Truster, o.' Fayette,
'or auditor. Col. L N. Walker, of
Marion; treasurer, George W. Pixley, of
Allen: attorney general, John II. Lovett,
jf Ma4t1son; clerk of the supre ne court,
W. T. Noble, of Wayne; chairman of the
bureau of statistics, John Worn II; judge
3f the supreme court, R. W. McBride.
The convention then adjourned tine die.
The Michigan Democrat.
Grand Rapids, Mlcb., Sept 11. The
Democratic state convention beld here
yesterday was one of tbe larg st, most
representative and most eu .busiastic
gatherings in tbe history of tbe state.
Every county in the state, save t -vo small
anes over in the extreme northern part,
bad full representation. The platform
adopted was a complete exposi
tion of standard Democrat ic doc
trine amVsthe ticket selected wis as fol
lows For governor, Edwin B. Winans:
lieutenant governor, John Strong; treas
urer, rred Braastad; secretary of state,
Daniel E. Soper; auditor, George W.
Stone; attorney general, A. A. Ellis; com
missioner of land office. David Bacon;
supreme court justice, John M. WcGrath;
superintendent of instruction, Ferris F.
Fitch; state board of education, Davtd A.
It is said in New York city thai, the ice
tupply will be exhausted by Oct. 1.
Without known cause John Thornton,
12 years old, committed suicide at St.
Joseph, Mo., Wednesday.
Among the arrivals on the Teutonic,
which arrived Wednesday from Kurope,
was Archbishop Corrigan.
The annual convention of the Fire Un
derwriters' association of the Northwest
met at the Grand Pacific hotel, in Chi
M. Strauskey & Bros. 'a fancy store, on
West and Third avenues. New York city,
was destroyed by fire Wednesday evening.
Loss, $70,il; insured.
A conspiracy to kidnap children in order
to extort ransom has beeu discovered in
Kansas City, and H. C. Wilson, thj head
af the plot, has been indicted.
Hon. Chauncey M. lie pew arrived in
New York Wednesday, having ma le the
trip on the Teutonic from QueensU wn in
five days, twenty hours, and fifty-four
minutes. ' ,
Councilman John Gavahl, of St Louis,
will resign his seat because, as be says,
the council is reeking with corruption,
and he has beeu offered money for votes
The "precious" stones found on William
Medhurst, the Englishman, at New York
tbe other day. turned out to he paste and
worth about $77, and be has the laui-h on
the custom house.
Henry. Kellner, 6fl years old, shot his
wife to death at Dayton. O., Wednesday
and then tried to kill himself, but the
pistol wouldn't go off. He charged her
Mrs. F. Felber, of Janes vi lie. Wis., had
her pocket picked Wednesday at tha fair
grounds of notes and securities vorth
i),500. She was witnessing a wedding
ceremony at the time.
Frank A. Dickinson and his "wif of
Cincinnati, bare been in the habit of us
ing chlorofrom to relieve neuralgia and
induce sleep. Wednesday they were both
found unconscious, and Dickinson waa
still so at lost reports.
Mysterious and Brutal Harder.
Dubuque, Ia,, Sept 1L George. P.
Fifleld, an old resident of Anamosu, CO
years of age, was brutally murdered 1 ues-
day evening. He was returning from a
viait to bis son-in-law, walking on the
railroad track, when he was struck vith
a club. His skull was smashed in, and
he died soon after being found. No mo
tive for the deed is known, as he had not
an enemy in the world, and nothing was
taken from his person. There is no clue
to tbe murderer.
Just aa Well Have Uanged Him.
Shawnektown, III, Sept. 11. Ed. CUd
well, colored, was sentenced yesterday to
forty years imprisonment ia the peniten
tiary for the murder of George Conn, col
ored, on the nigLt of August 8. ;
Remarkable Feat , in the Mind
A PSYCHOLOGICAL PHENOMENON,
Paul Alexander Johnstone Performs That
Which Resulted" in the Death of Wash
ington Irving Illsliop A Perplexing
Ride Through Chicago Straeta, Blind
folded and Another Man Holding tha
Reins, Exactly Duplicated by tha Pay'
chologlst, and Wound Up by a Marvel.
Chicago, Sept. 11. Paul Alexander
Johnstone, the rising psychologist and
mind-reader, successfully - accomplished
the feat yesterday of driving blindfold
through the streets from the Auditorium
to the 6 rand Pacific and there finding a
name in the register which bad been pre
viously chosen by a select committee.
Washington Irving Bishop attempted this
feat nearly eighteen months ago, hut the
strain oi. bis nervous system was so over
powering that be fell into a trance. His
exhaustion was so complete that his heart
ceased to beat, and despite the entreaties
of his wife, he was pronounced dead and
has now rested in his grave for a year and
The Start from the Auditorium.
About 2 o'clock Johnstone arrived at
the Auditorium "and went into a parlor on
the second floor. He ej pressed no fear
at the; result of bis experiment if only
the gentlemen of the committee would
concentrate their minds on what they did
during the journey, aud at the Grand'Pa
cific This committee consisted of Tbud
deus Dean, the millionaire lumber dealer
of 243 South Water street; Charles Led-
erer. of The"Herald;' Dr. G. F. Butler, of
240 Wabash avenue; Stanley Waterloo,
president of the Press club; W. C.Wright
and B. A. Johnson. Shortly after 2 p. m
Mr. Dean got into the carriage ami took
the reins, and Johnstone jumped iu beside
him, and tbe start was made.
A Sinuous Route Traversed.
Mr. Deau drove north ou Michigan ave
nue half a block past Monroe street. Then
making a turn, the carriage went west on
Monroe to Wabash avenue, south on Wa
bash and West on Adams to state. From
State street they drove to Quiucy street,
and turued west. Finding hat Quincy
street was "no thoroughfare," they turned
back, went south again on State to Jack
son, aud from there drove to the Grand
Pacific Mr. Dean still retained the lines,
and a register was taken from behind
the hotel desk and lugged to the carriage.
There the committee ran through the
greasy pages and selected tht name of J.
G. Butler, Jr., under the date Aug. 25,
1690. The. book was then taken back to
the office, and Lederer remained with it
while Johnstone was driven hack to the
A Preliminary Performance.
AH this time Johnstone was securely
blindfolded. Getting out of the carriage
he went into tbe hotel and asked Butler
in which direction the carriage bad
started out, and requested that he should
write tbe word on the wall with his finger.
Butler wrote the word "north," and,
though the handwriting on the wall was
invisible to the ordinary mortals compos
inn the committee Johnstone called it out
aloud. And so on with the entire route.
When the operation was finished Dr.
Butler was seized by the psychologist and
performed an involuntary amble around
the room. Then, in a voioe filled with
nervous excitement, Johnstone called for
tbe doors to be opened, and out he rushed
into the lounge-room, still dragging the
unfortunate doctor along.
The Start ror the Grand Pacific.
Down the wide staircase flew the mind
reader three or four steps at a time. Dr.
Butler made great efforts to keep up the
mad pace. Ou the sidewalk the blind
folded mind-reader rushed at once to the
carriage in which sat Mr. Dean, and he
immediately took hold of the lines.
Touching the millionaire's hands lightly,
the psychologist urged the horses on and
started north ou Michigan avenue. By this
time a crowd bad gathered to watch the
spectacle of a blindinan driving through
he crowded streets followed.
A Pnnled Psyrholo;it.
But things did not seem to work welL
Tbe mind-reader made numerous mis
takes. He failed to take the proper route
and twice he got out of the carriage at
the wrong place. But he got right at
last, and pulled the steaming horse up
in front of the Grand Pacific, uttered a
sigh of relief and dashed up the steps
straight to tbe desk. Here he was at
fault again, and had to be led to the spot
where the book was, and at this point his
strength gave way, and he called for a
stimulant and asked to be taken into a
private room. In a few moments he
emerged, seized one of the comniittee.and
was soon poring over the pages of the reg
ister. Another Spell nf Weakness.
Lederer now became the principal con
necting link, and Johnstone asked him to
stay by his side while he searched for the
chosen name. Quickly the page was found
on which the name was written, but the
moment Johnstone caught the minds of
the committee wandering, he stamped on
the floor and told them angrily that he
could not. perforin the feat without their
close attention. "It is under the date Aug.
25, isco," said the mind-reader, aud Led
erer answered in the affirmative. The
strain on his physical powers, however,
became too great, and Johnstone sank on
a chair aud drank aeverul glasses of
The Selected Name found.
B. A. Johnson then pulled off his coat
and flung it round tbe psychologist's heatL
"Where is the register?" shouted John
stone, ami with an admonition to Lederer
to commit every turn of thaignatura to
his brain-pan, he ran bis fiugers feverish
ly along the page. He warned everybody
to keep away, for he said he' was not a
muscle reader. "Paper, a piece of paper,"
be screamed hoarsely, and the crowd
round the desk held their breath as he
beut down over the register and begun to
write. Slowly the name chosen appeared
on the slip, bnt there waa not room for the
final twirl, and he called for another
The Final Triumph of Mind.
There was no hesitation this time. With
rapid hand be reproduced the name of J.
F. Butler, Jr., aa it waa written In the
register. With a gasp and a beating of
the air with his hand he fell backward
into the arms of Millionaire Dean. A loud
shout of applause went up from the cu
riosity mongers, and the hotel manager
breathed a sigh of relief as he watched the
uninvited guests walk out.
Johnstone was assisted to a private
room aud lay on a couch some ti me be
fore he recovered from the severe strain.
Ilig Price Offered for a Horse.
Banooi:, Me., Sept. 1L Mr. Nelson's
horses. Nelson, Medora, lied nawk, CoL
Osgood, Daisy, Kolfe, and Artist will
leave here Thursday iu care of the Amer
ican Express company for Bloomington,
Ills., and thence through the American
association circuit. The French syndicate
has raised the offer for Nelson to (05,000,
but Mr. Nelson declines to sell.
Democratic Gains In Maine.
Pohtland, Me., Sept. 11. The Adver
tiser has full returns for representatives
from ten counties in Maine, aud part
returns from the remaining six. They
indicate a Democratic gain of twelve rep
resentatives, making the honse stand 113
Republicans to 38 Democrats. The senate
stands 4 Democrats and 27 Republicans.
Nominated for Congress.
Milwakek, Wis., Sept 11. The first
district Democrats, in convention at
Watertown yesterday, nominated Clinton
Babbitt, of Bcloit, for congress.
Helena, Ark., Sept. it The Repub
licans of the first congressional district
have re-nominated L. P. Featheratone by
acclamation. - "
DEPEW AT HOME.
But He Brings No Satisfaction
for the K. of L.
WEBB'8 COUESE FULLY INDORSED.
A Little Epeechmaking in a Steamboat
Cabin In Which Some Compliments Are
Exchanged Powderly Still Insists That
"Pinkerton Thugs" Are the Train
Wreckers aud Has Hopes of Chauncey
Cordial and Klernan.
New York, Sept. 11. The steamboat
Sam SloHn took a party of railroad men
and other friends down the bay yesterday
morning to meet Chauncey M. Depew,
who bad arrived from Europe on the
steamship Teutonic. After the usual for
malities ou the part of tbe quarantine aud
customs authorities, Mr. Depew was taken
on board tbe steamboat aud to this city.
Wheu reporters asked him abontthe Cen
tral strike, he would say nothing, but he
and the officials soon retired to the cabin
aud sat down to a luncheon, Mrs. Depew
end her children, together with some
other ladies, occupying seats at the table.
I.oouiis Cirerts His fhl.-f.
Among the officials present wvsre Vice
President Webb, Superintendent Toucey
and Railway Counsel Loom is. After the
lunch had been disposed of Mr. Loom is
welcomed Mr. Depew home. Continuing,
be said that while the head of the corpor
atiou had I teen away an attempt had been
made to "hold up" their trains, but the at
tempt had not leeu successful. Men not
on the list of stockholders, uieu not con
nected with the company in any way, had
tried to interfere with the management of
its affairs. They had been refused, aud
that refusal hud been nut with the ap
approval of the man who was at the head
of its affairs.
Depew Makes a Keply.
Mr. Depew theu arose and iu a brief
speech, clearly stated the position be took
regarding the Central strike, fully en
dorsing the course' of Third vice-President
Webb (whom he complimented highly) aud
the other officers of the road.. He gave a
lengthy, graphic anil most interesting
description of his trip abroad, and iu his
allusion to affairs political showed that be
was satisfied with the present situation
in the United States, after which he re
ferred to the uuexpecied welcome ten
POWDEP.LY MAKES A TALK.
He Want to See Whether Depew Is As
Ue Used To lie.
SYRACUSR, N. Y., Sept. 11. Two thou
sand people went to the Alhambra rink
last night to listen to an address by Gen
eral Master Workman Powderly. He gave
an exposition of the principles of the
Knights, and then said the Central strike
would make itself felt on the statute
books. With regard to the recent attempts
to wreck Central trains, he asked for a
suspension of public judgment until the
truth should be brought out iu tbe courts,
expressing the utmost confidence that the
responsibility for them would lie traced.
not to the Knights of Ijibor. but to the
"thieves and thugs hired by the railroad
company under the iihiiiu of Pinkerton
Remarks Anent Depew.
The followiug reference was made to
Chauncey M. Depew: ".Mr. Depew ar
rived in this country to-day. 1 hope he
will have the good sense to speak to the
men iu the old time spirit, lie is on rec
ord as saying that tho settlement of la
bor questions lies in arbitration. We will
see now whether he is prepared to square
his action with hm words
The Alleged Train Wreckers.
TlK.y, N. Y., Sept, ll.-J.din Hjed, one
of the train -wreckers, and who is sup
posed to buve turued state's evidence, was
brought to Troy last night and locked
up, because it was intimated that a writ
of habeas corpus bad Iieen issued. Cor
dial and Kierunn, the other two prisoners,
were arraigned yesterday and ph-adrd not
guilty. Master Workman Lee was pres
ent and provided them with counsel; also
with money, of which he had pleuty. They
went to jail until (Saturday, when they
will apM?arin court again.
A Misplaced Switch.
ALU any, X Y., S.-pt. It A misplaced
switch at Lumlier street, in this city, seut
the night boat express from the north on
the Delaware and Hudson road crashing
into a freight train lt niuht. No lives
were lost, a few persons b.'iim thrown
from their seats and bruised. Tile switch
man, Frank Hatch, is a Knight of Labor,
who resumed his position yesterday. He
says he left bis switch for a few minutes
and it was tampered with. Many knights
are applying for work and are being taken
Marriage of Andrew D. White.
Philadelphia. Sept. it The wed
ding of ex-President Andrew Dickson
White, of Cornell university, and Miss
Helen Magill, took place at Swart more at
11:30 o'clock yesterday iiiornini;. It was
the wish of the contracting par lies to have
the affair a very quiet fine. The Friends
ceremony was tied. Miss Mmrill is the
daughter of Dr. K.I war. I P. Magill, cx
president of Sivartiiionj college. She was
graduated from Swartmore iu 17$, and
from Boston university in 1SS7. Then she
went to Kngland and achieved the dis
tinction of being the ouly American
woman to 1 graduated from Xewnham
The Thunderer Jumps fin Matilirua.
IONIM)X. Sept. 11 The Times has an
editorial bitterly denouncing Home Sec
retary Matthews for failing to suppress
disorder on the part of striking working
men. The article declares that the secre
tary is. by his weakness training, the work
ing classes to llieve that the govern
ment will not prevent theiu from indulg
ing in riot and bloodshed.
Will Probably Learn Something-.
BERLIN, Sept. It Dr. von Stepiien, im
perial director of posts and telegraphs,
inteuds to visit the United States uhnrtly
for the purpose of stud) ing the American
postal and telegraph system.
, Highly Important if True.
LONtiov, Sept. It The court circular
mentions the fact that Miss Addie Smith,
of Toronto, has, by invitation, danced be
fore the queen and the royal family.
Wm. Hutchinson, of Benton, Illinois,
while dealing in cattle and horses in Texas
last September, was taken with a very
severe attack of cholera morbus and
diarrhoea, coming, he supposed, from a
change of drinking water. A local drug
gist advised him to take Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrboja Remedy.
The second dose, he says, effected a com
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recommending it to others. For sale at
25 and 50 cents per bottle by
Habtz & Bahssen.
Mat hew Armstrong, of Crofton, Ky.,
now in his seventieth year, says be has
been troubled with diarrhoea every sum
mer as far back as he can recollect. He
has in his time used many medicines, but
none equal to Chamber! an's Colic Chol
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ia papmpt in its effects, can always be de
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water, ia pleasant to take. Children' do
not object to taking it For sale by
Habtz & Bahnsek.
Dr. A. T. Doll, who has been in the
practice of medicine at North English,
Iowa, since 1863. says he often prescribes
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea remedy, because he knows it to be
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