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nge, kock island, in.
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Tsrm Daily, 50c per month; Weekly, $3.00
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Annnrnnnl commnninatinnn not noticed.
Correspondence imllclted Irom eTery township
In Kock jaland county.
FiuDaT. September 12. 1890.
IH.MIH HATIC TU KDT.
For Vnlted States Senator Jon M. Pleb
For flat Tieasnrer Kdward 8. Wilson.
For Sunt, of Public Instruction.. ..Haimr Rii.
. nil I- ) -lOBH IIRTANT.
4 " V N. W. Orahab.
L"IU""'' S ....Richard D. Moruam.
For Congress Bex T. Cabls
For State Senator R. IT IIiwman
B. T I OSOKUS W. VlHTON
- (Joan A. wtlsom.
ffor Conntr Jmlcre .
For Comity Clerk Charms A. Chkutz
KorSheritt C. D. (iOBDim
For Treasurer tlso. B. Rbownsk
For County Snpt. of Schools. Cut. B Marshall
The Union speaks of Mr. Cable's letter
of "acceptance." Acceptance isqood.
H 1 bent
For the hundred per cent
Tariff on western farmers.
Tue Chicago GM says thnt last Satur
day's democratic nominations for the gen
eral assembly in Cook county go far to
make John M. Palmer the next scnati r
The Moline VUpatch lends itself to the
falsehoolconcerning the railroad inter
ests of Mr. Cable. If it did not know
better, there might be an excuse, but as
it is.it shows a spirit of unfairness.
Mr Gest wants a woman's interna
tional congress to be held in Chicago dur
ing the world's fair. Come off, Mr. Gest,
the women in this state don't vote, and if
they did you will be forpotten before
1892. Try some other kind of taffy.
hie reoria Journal says "there are
those that call themselves republicans
who will not vote with their party this
fall." The Journal is a good republican I
paper and would seem to know what it is
iCDuE jacob . tviLKis, ot the su
preme court, will be a candidate for Cul
lora's place in the United States senate.
He has a soldier record and would receive
the support of the bent h and br of his
own judicial district the Third.
The Chicago Pott recommends Mr. Jo
seph Medill, editor of the Chicago Trib
vae, for the next United States senator
from this state. One of the recommen
dations is mat ne is me neir apparent in
the line of succession of General James
Shields and John A. Logan, and that he
Is "an ardent Hibernian, in whose veins
flows not a drop of Saxon blood; a schol
ar, a statesman aiid the dodgasted flip-
doodlerin all the turbulent realm of flap-
TnE Moline DUpuich was hungry yes
terday to know the views of Mr. Cable
upon the questiou of tariff. The same
evening it wss supplied with the informa
tion. Cut in advance of any positive as
sertion on the part of Mr Cble, why did
the Dipntth join the other papers in the
cry of misrepresenting the democratic
candidate? It is not manly. It is not
journalistic. The paper giving credit to
such untruthful statements where the
facts are known, loses the respect it
might otherwise obtain.
One time there was a doubt whether
Sam J. Randall would be reelected in his
district when he was speaker of the
house. On tnat'occasion he said:
"It is impossible to defeat the speaker
or the house of representatives for re
election. The people of his district have
a particular pride in maintaining the
prominent position it gives them before
the country to have their representative
in the chair of the presiding officer of the
house or representatives, and tbey will
rally always to his support with such zeal
that hw defeat is well rtigh impossible.
A press of the other matter compels
us to defer comment upon it Mr. Cable's
letter until another issue," says this
morning's Union. Let a search be at
once made for "One Who Knows," an in
vitation given to "Sablja" to come down
heavy with the law, a note to "Republi
can" to do what he can, and a nudge also
to "Citizen" that he may chip in. With
- such a galaxy of brain, aided and abetted
by the Union editor himself, some fine
writing may be looked for in the forth
coming number of the esteemed contem
porary on Eighteenth street.
The Union in cither deceiving itself or
trying to mislead the people in making an
attempt to explain the disaster connected
with the eight hour bill. The explana
tion is given in such a hazy manner that
it can be read backwards as well a9 for
wards with equal profit and effect. A
hope is held out though that the senate
may grant some relief, but the prediction
is here set forth that the workmen are
doomed to disappointment under the pro
visions or that law, and no amount of
sophistry employed by the adherents of
Mr. Gest can better the situation. The
delusion will be kept up until after the
election and then well, it is bis satat.ic
msjestf who is usually invited to look
after those who get left.
A man in Moline is said to be in a peck
of trouble and uncertainty as to what he
will do next in the matter of starting a
newspaper. The trouble is that be is not
sure of his own belief he doesn't know
whether be is ft democrat or a republican,
and in the meantime be is astrido of the
fence looking for some beckoning hand
that Will point out the way then he will n
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ilimn hn Mau in. n K... I
he keeps them well in hand, so that they
do not interfere with bis daily routine in
life, and he could ride two horses in op
posiie directions at xne same time as
easily as be could one. lie says to the
people, "Gentlemen, them s my senti
ments, but they kin be changed." and
the only thing that can possibly change
them is what Murat Ilalstead calls the
"greasy band of boodle."
A Fractional Township in the
State of Ohio.
IT WAS FOEGOTTEN.BUT NOT DEAD
And Now It ltliwa I'p and Gives a Lot of
Trouble A Gerrymander Invalidated,
Probably. Itecanae ot an Oversight The
Illinois Granger War on County Official
Salaries Triumph of the Tlllmanltea
In Sonth Carolina Mississippi Consti
Cleveland, O., Sept. 13. Two weeks
ago the Republicans announced that they
had discovered that a township in Hamil
ton connty had been omitted in the redis
ricting act passed in March, and created
a temporary buzz of excitement owing to
the great political interests involved and
the fact that such au error, if made,' would
necessarily invalidate the act. As noth
ing further was said abont it, the an
nouncement was soon dismissed as a cam
paign scare. Some pertinent inquiries ad'
Iressed by the secretary of state to the
Cincinnati board of elections have revived
the excitement and developed a situation
that, besides being very curious, is fraught
with great political possibilities.
Where Is Storra Township?
The secretary of state demands to know
the status of Storrs- township, Hamilton
county. There is no such township on
the map. although once it included a con
siderable part of what is now the city of
Cincinnati. Hut there is a Storrs town
ship and its electors vote in what is offi
cially known as Riverside precinct, Storra
township, and it elrx'ts a justice of the
peace and a constable. In 1S69 one-half.
or thereabouts, of what then remained of
the township was annexed to Cincinnati
city and in 1SS7 to Cincinnati township.
so as to make the city and township of
Cincinnati co-extensive. The remaining
half was then and is now included in the
incorporated village of Riverside, a sub
urb of Cincinnati, but not a township.
An Important Oversight.
It was then the duty of the conutv com
missioners to attach what remained of the
township to some other township, as it
nan less tnan twenty-two square miles of
territory. 1 he commissioners did not do
this and that is what has caused all thi
trouble. The township territory has all
been absorbed in the corporations of Cin
cinnati and Riverside, but only one-half
of it has lost its township identity. But
this imrtortant fact was lost sight of. and
neither tne redisricting act of 1V4 or
1$.0 took any notice of Storrs townshin.
The elector thereof, SOO in number, voted
in Riverside village, aud the territory was
considered a part of the Second congres
sional mst net.
Forgotten, but Still In Existence.
the redisricting act of last March
specifically names the wards and town
ships which shall comprise the two dis-
in' i i xiiiiniiion counry, nut makes no
ment ion whatever of Storrs township. It
existence was not known to anv of the
three legislatures that have redistricted.
Hut as the remaining strip of Storrs town
ship has not been annexed to Cincinnati
or to any other township, the lawyers
ay it must have a township existence, and
mat no districting act can be valid that
does not specitically include it. Judge
Hugh J. Caldwell, of this city, of the
state circuit court, said yesterday that if
wnat is admitted by all in regard to
Storrs township Is true, the redisricting
cannot stand, and all other leading
lawyers concurred in this view.
Campbell I Investigating.
Governor CampWll reached Cincinnati
yesterday to investigate personally the
situation, it the case ts as it aDDears. it
will be necessary to call an extra session
of the legislature to correct the fault, as
too much is involved to take the chances
of a contest over the election of the whole
Ohio delegation in the house of represent
atives. As nearly all of the nominations
have been made by both parties, the de
velopments have created a widespread ex
cicement, and the progress and outcome
of the trouble will be the principal matter
ot interest in Ohio for some time to come.
THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATS.
Ho Split In the Party, but a Mighty Corn
Columbia, Sept. 12. The Democratic
state convention, which began its session
ednesday, sat up all that night debat
ing a contest of delegations, and finally
seated Tillman men. The rest of the bus'
iness was plain sailing, as the Tillman
people had nearly all the delegates, and
nominated their leader for governor by a
vote of tv.'J to 40. The rest of the ticket is
as follows. Lieutenant governor, E. B.
Gary, of Abbeville; Attorney general: H,
J. Pope, of Newberry; secretary of state.
J. ki. linilal, of clarendon: state treas
urer. Dr. W. S. C. Bates, of Orangeburg:
comptroller general, W. IL Ellerbee, of
Marlon; adjutant and inspector general.
Hugh L Farley, of Spartanburg; superin
tendent, oi education, W. 1. MayBeld, of
A Singular Fact and the Platform.
ii is a singular roct that the nominee
for Kvernor an1 secretary of state are
ii.3 vi.iy miiiirij uu me iicKeu ine treas
urer Is a banker and physician, and ail
the others are lawyers. The platform
adopted is one of "breadth." It is, first.
the orthodox Democratic platform, with
the usual southern proviso declaring for
"white supremacy." Next, it embodies
the whole Greenback platform, and last
ly the farmers idea.? are met by the de
mand for n, national law against snncn-
lating in farm products; taxation of in
comes and the surplusses of corporations.
and reduction of official salaries all
THE TROUBLE IN MISSISSIPPI.
Judge Calhoun's Ilemarks In Favor of
JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 12. Judge Cal
houn, president of the constitutional con
vention, spoke two hours yesterday in
support of his electoral college plank. It
was a law of divine ordination.be said.
that the white race cannot tolerate di
vided sovereignty, "Let the truth be told
if it burst the bottom out of the universe."
X he speaker did not share the annrehen-
mon oi those who thought that anv
change of the constitution that would have
the effect of depriving a great number of
negroes of the right to vote, would involve
the state in a conflict with congress.
Willing to Lose Congressmen.
"But," continued' he, "if the worst comes
to worst, and we lose some of our repre-
se.nuu ion in congress, we can stand it, if
allowed to manage our local and state af-
ratrs undisturbed." The sneaker than
tnaile au elalxraU constitutional argu
ment to prove that the plan he favored
was Republican in form. (The plan
divider the state into thirteen (jerryman
dered election districts, eight of which
will have white majorities.)
COUNTY OFFICIALS UNHAPPY.
The Grangers Huveeed in Big
Chicago, Sept. 12. One of the con ten
tions of the various farmers' unions all
over the country & that county officials
are Paia t0 much for their work and in
ate " tbis complaint more general
than ill lllmoia In h
farmers have succeeded in having the sal
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aries cut. Yesterday the county board of
lgar county reduced the salaries as fol
lows, with an allowance of $000 per year
as clerk hire: Treasurer, reduced from
K.ooo to 11,200; sheriff, from $1,800 to $1,
200; county clerk, from fJ.000 to tl.200:
county judge, from $1,500 to $1,200 with
no allowance for clerk hire.
Cuts In Jasper and Favette.
At Newton the countv board of Jaanar
held a meeting and made the following
cuts: Connty judget $300; county clerk.
THE .ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FBI
$1,000; deputy clerk', tWV, treasurer, $900; '
deputy treasurer, $150; sheriff, ?9J0; dep
uty sheriff, $100. It was also recom
mended that the county superintendent
of schools' salary be $1,0)0. At Vandal ia
the following slaughter of salaries was
made for Fayette: County clerk, cut
from $1.2,10 to $1,000; deputy, from $1,400
to $800; sheriff, from $l,-t00 to $1,000, with
buu ror deputy hire: treasurer, from
$",000 to $SOO. with an llowanco of $000
for clerk hire, and judue. from $'..000 to
$700. The Douglass co intv board took
forty votes and refused to cut.
The Flection In Wyoming.
Cheyenne, Wy., Sept 13. It is almost
Impossible to tell the result of the.election
here yesterday. Some precincts are over
100 miles from the county seats. Both
parties claim the election, the Republic
ans by 1,800, and the Democrats by abont
1,000, This is on the head of the ticket. It
b thought that the Ret ublicans stand a
better chance of securing the legislative
ticket than the governorship.
Ignored the Lh! gn mil.
Chattanooga, Sept. 12. -At the meeting
of the Republican convention of the Third
congressional district held here, yesterday,
H. Clay Evans was renominated for con
gress. The speakers refer red to the Lodge
bill, but the resolution passed icuored it.
only referring to a federal election law in
a general way.
MEDHURST WANTS NOTORIETY.
A Smart Young Kngllshnian Who fteems
to Need a Chaperon.
New York, Sept. 12. William H Med-
burst, of London, has bn in this coun
try only three days, bHthe has kept bis
name before the public almost from the
hour of landing. He arrived Sunday uight
on the steamship Tower Hill, which also
brought his horses, rigs, imrriages, dogs.
carts, grooms, lackeys, and an infinite
Variety of clothes of London and Paris
make. He left a little bl ick sachel with
the steward of the vessel, and withont
revealing his own identity adroitly con
veyed information to the custom house
mat it contained jewels wnicn the owner
was trying to smuggle into the country.
Admitted Intent to Defraud.
When he went to get hin sachel he was.
in accordance with his irell-Uid plans,
greatly "surprised" to find a customs In
spector in possession of ii From their
place of concealment in ti e lining the in
spector hail fished out a diamond neck
lace, a diamond brooch, . bracelet, and
other pieces of glitterinc jewelry. Mr.
Med hurst admitted that 1 e had intended
to defraud the government of the duties
on the articles. He said hf had just come
Into a fortune through tne death of an
uncle, and would outbid everybody to se
cure the jewels when they were put up for
sale by auction as contrahs nd goods.
Had the Langh on Uncle Sam.
The jewels were worth, lie said, some'
thing like $20,000. It was a rich capture
until appraised by custom House inspec
tors, who say the value of the entire lot is
$77. That was Tuesday. Mr. Medlmrst
laughed immoderately. It was n great
joke on this "blarsted" cout try. Wednes
day he changed his mind and went to the
custom nouse wun a story that some
profligate member of his family hail re
placed the precious stones v.-ith paste. Ho
wu nowea uown wun won. ne had in
tended to present the jewels to a popular
Tells Another Wild Story.
Mr. Med hurst went away, only to re
turn in a few hours with 1 is face aylow
with delight and another wild tale. He
had learned, he said, that another uncle
had just died and left him either $1,000,-
wio or 1.1,01W,000. he did not know which.
He said he was going back on the Teu
tonic to find out the correct amount.
Bidding the customs house officials good
day he went away with a-tnmyant ten.
He neglected to say whether be would re
turn in time to buy in his heirlooms at
the auction sale.
On the Base Bali Field.
Chicago, Sept 12. The scores made
yesterday in the national bidl game were
as follows: League: At Boat in Boston 2,
Philadelphia 1; lotteries Nichols and
Hardie, V u kery and Clements. At Cin
cinnati (First game) Cincinnati 2, Pitts
burg 0; batteries Rhinea and Ilarring
ton, Osborn and Decker; (s-econd game)
Cincinnati 4, Pittsburg 1; batteries
Duryea and Keenau, Osborn and Deeker.
At Chicago (First game)Ch cago5.Cleve
land 0; batteries Hutchinson and Kit'
tndge. Young and Sommers; (second
game) Chicago 7, Cleveland l; batteries
Stein and Kittridge. iau and Dowes.
No Brotherhood games ra n.
Western: At Milwaukee Omaha 0.
Milwaukee 13; at Lincoln Ifioux City 6.
Lincoln 11; at Minneapolis Denver 2,
Pennsylvania mine-owners have adont-
eu tne scale presented by the miners.
1 nomas H. Carter has bi-en renomi
nated for congress by the Montana Repub
Washington and Virginia heirs of
1 homos Bean, of Texas, will t ivide a $10.-
The total number of cases cf cholera in
the provinces of Soain uti to Sent.lt is
3,472, and of death 1,787.
The population of Cedar JUnids. Ia..
(official) is 17,097; increase, 7.8!a. Du
buque, 30,147; increase, 7.803
1 he strikers on the New York Central
say the new men ure deserting lv scores
Superintendent Bissell says tlicy are not.
President Harrison has designated
Chief Clerk Edwin C. Eowler to act as as
sistant postmaster general for a period of
The clerk in a Digby, K S., drug store
put fifteen grains of strych line into a
prescription instead of the proper ingre
dient. The patient is dead.
Laura Horn, a demented woman aired
31, hanged herself ntNew York Thursday.
and when her father beard of ttie tratcedv
he shot himself in the head, probably fa
The Nez Perces Indians in Idaho are
snid to bo preparing for war. Great ex
citement prevuils among the whites iu
the upjer end of Long valley, and they
are preparing to defend themselves.
A freight wreck occurred on the New
York Central Thursday at Sclnlock, six
teen miles from Albany, N. Y which bas
tied up the line. Misplaced switch. Two
engineers, a fireman, and brakenian killed.
Chauncey M. Do new was called on
Thursday morning by a committee of the
Iew York Central strikers. IU- said thnt
Vice President Webb had fi led their
places and there was nothing more to suv
or do about the matter.
Francis Ruehling. a widower, acred 83.
living on Pearl street, near Ga -field ave
nue, Chicago, ldft home a few days ago
on a visit. When he returned he found
that his neighbors had carted his house
aone-story frame away, piece meal, to
nse for kindling. Nearly all the neigh
bors are under arrest now.
The Republicans of Ben Butt tr worth's
old district at Cincinnati are aln ost unan
imously signing a petition asking him to
run lor congress again. The dit trict was
gerrymandered by the last Ohio legisla
ture so that from a Republican majority
of 1,200 it is changed to a Democratic one
of 1,500. It is fearfully' and wonderfully
A curious mistake has been f rand in
the proceedings of the Kansas Da nocratic
convention. J. M. Ives was announced as
the nominee for attorney general, but
noon going over the record ueitday it
was found that an etror had been mads
and that F. M. Bentley had reo ived the
majority-af votes. The matter will be re
f erred to the state executive committee.
Stole the Record of Baaeallty.
Stuttqart, Sept. 11 The ofllci&l re
ports of the commission appoint d to in
quire into the military scandal which
have recently come to light here, were
stolen while on their way from the com
mission to the king.
They Lend Piquancy to
FLICX AND C00PEE D0JPT CHIME.
An Kxchange of Compliments of a Left
Handed Character The Origin of the
Charges Against the Pension Commis
sioner Another Issue of Veracity No
Quorum In the House and a "Whip"
Sent Out for Itepubl leans Official
Washington City, Sept. 12. There was
some more fun in the Raum investigation
yesterday. Lewis opened the proceed
ings by stating that he had been informed
that on the day that he and Smyser bad a
dispute the chairman had characterized
his conduct as ungentlemanly. Lewis in
sisted that his conduct on the occasion
referred to was gentlemanly and if the
statement had been made by the chair
man he demanded that he retract. Saw
yer objected to the demand.
Morrill (the chairman) said that he did
not remember making such a statement.
Flick said that if Morrill was a man of
good nerve he would not retract ft.
Where Cooper Got His Pointer.
After a war department clerk named
Fitch had testified that Ratlin's private
secretary. Tanner, had not told him that
he (the private secretary) owned refriger
ator stock, Raum called Cooper and had
him sworn. Raum question him as to
who had given him the information upon
which he based his charges. Cooper re
plied that the matter had first come to his
notice through the newspapers; but. upon
being questioned further, admitted that
George B. Fleinming and others, whose
names he refused to give, had also told
him about the matter, nd upon this and
newspaper information he had based his
charges. Cooper said that Flemming had
told him that Fitch had told him that
Tanner had stock in the company, and
that he had promised to give the names of
seven other employes of the pension office
who hart stock In the company.
The Gentlemen Lose Their Tempers.
iliok began to question Cooper. Be
ginning, he asked Cooper if he was aware
that he was on his oath. Cooper replied
that he did, and thought himself as good as
Hick and considered the question uugen
tiemaniy and cowardly.
Flick replied: "I submit that you are
dirty dog." The chairman here called
both gentlemen to order and the invest!
gation was resumed.
TV . ...
rucn tooK tne stand again and post
lively denied that lie bad made the state
ments said to have been made by him to
Tentimony for Gen. It num.
After this little riot had been quelled, the
inquiry weut on to the end in peace. As-
sistant Secretary Bussey took the stand
and indorsed the order complained of,
saying that it facilitated business, and
was very satisfactory. Raum had great
ly improved the administration of the
office. In reply to Cooper he said he did
not consider the charge with reference to
the indorsement of Ranm's note by Ijem
on worthy of notice.further than to bave
a talk with Raum, whose explanation
was entirely satisfactory. At the request
of Raum the committee decided to exam
ine the MS clerks who were promoted by
ConiiiusMoiier Raum, and charged to have
been promoted in consequence of their
holding stock in the Universal Refrigera
tor company. Seven of them were pres
ent, and each in turn testified that they
held none of the stock referred to, and
Knew oi no one who did. The committee
ITEMS FROM THE CAPITAL.
Our Pork in Germany.
Washington ClTT, Sept. 12. Charles
F. Jolm-on, United States consul at Ham
ourg, uermany, in a report to the state
department, says the merchants of Ham
burg are making great efforts to have the
decrees of the German empire forbidding
the importation of American pork into
Germany revoked. They have drawn up
a petition to Chancellor Capnvi to this
effect and the H'tition has been signed by
ail the grent banking houses and nearly
every prominent business man of Ham
The National legislature In Brief.
Washington Citt. Sept, 13. The sen
ate yesterday, after the transaction of
some routine ImsincJs, took up the con'
ference report on the land grant forfeiture
bill. Morgnn spoke four hours in opposi
ti6n to the report, but had not finished
whim the senate adjourned.
1 be house, for lack of quorum shown
by the first roll-call, adjourned at l';:35
p. m., without making any progress
wnatever with the Laugston-Yenable con
tested election cose.
Will Insist on Several Days' Talk.
W ashington City, Sept. 12. -The Dem
ocratic memliers of the ways and means
committee havedetermined to insist upon
several days consideration of the tariff
bill iu the committee, and then allow the
bill to lie disposed of as soon as possible.
Protests from importers against the bill
going into effect on Oct. 1 are coming in
from various quarters.
Iluiiuell's Reapportionment Plau.
AHjiiNoni.N citv, ept. ia. The reap
portionment bill introduced iu the Louse
by Diinnell, if adopted, would give the
iveiHioiicuux a net gain ot fourteen mem
bers and the Democrats a net train of five.
Dunnell s bill also provides that after the
reapportionment is made there shall be
no redisricting until another federal cen
sus has been taken.
A "Whip" Out for Republicans.
Washington City, Sept. li The Re
publican leaders in t he house have decided
to allow an adjournment from day today
until enough Kepublican members to
make a quorum have returned to the city
lelegrams were sent yesterday to absent
Uupithlican asking them to return at
The Tariff Bill Kngrosseil.
Washington City, Sept. 12. The en
grossment and enrollment of the tariff
bill was finished by the senate clerks yes
terday morning, and Gen. McCook. the
secretary of the senate, was about to start
with the bill for the house when that body
The Population of Maine.
Washington City, Sept. 12. The census
office yesterday announced the population
of the state of Maine to be Mi0,2il, which
is an increase since 1N80 of 11..T25 or 1.75
From Pulpiteer to Pilferer.
Rkamko, Pa., Sept 12. In the court
here yesterday Rev. Martin Luther
Fritch, who six months ago was pastor of
one of the most nourishing Reformed
charges in Berks county, was convicted
of larceny in stealing knives and other
small articles from a hardware store. He
was recommended -to the mercy of the
court and bus not been sentenced. The
ase has caused u big sensation.
A Man of Information.
London, Sept. 12. The Morning Post
compares the Southampton strike with
the great strikes at Pittsburg and Chi
cago, which resulted in disaster to life
aud property. The writer attributes the
violence of the Americau strikers to the
severity of the measures adopted to sup
press them. The American authorities
are much readier to adopt summary and
harsh treatment than the English are.
An Aged Woman Murdered.
Titcsville, Pa,, Sept. 12. Mrs. Bres
lingham, aged about 60 years, was found
murdered in her cottage in the west
ern part ot the city yesterday morning,
ber head being smashed. She lived alone,
and was partially supported by the
county. ... . .
HE WAS BORN SO.
Arney, the Horse-Racing
A DEFENSE OF HIS NEW DEPASTURE
His Hare Matinee and Why lie Started
the Kntertainment A Combination ol
Clergyman and Horse Trader Puts In a
Word for Himself Nothing Wrong
About a Properly Conducted Trial ol
8peed with No Gambling A Planslbl
Mcskegon, Mich., Sept. 12. The com
mittee of nine ministers appointed to in
vestigate Rev. J. W. Arney, the horse-
racing pastor, was in session from 2 to
nearly 0 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
The most of the time was taken up by
Mr. Arney's statement and his answers to
questions propounded ' by various mem
bers of the committee. The session was
devoted entirely to the work of getting at
the exact facts connected with the now
celebrated horse trot. .
Arney's Interesting ritatetbeat.
Mr. Arney made the following state
ment:"My salary is not very large.although
large enough, perhaps, to live on. I have
during the past year bought and sold
horses on a small scale for eastern
parties. I have seat twenty or more to
Boston alone, and the proceeds have
helped me considerably. Iu my dealings
I have picked up two or three very prom
ising youug horses. I am very fond of a
good horse. It was born in me, and I
can't help it, and I don't know as I would
if I could, and I know a good herse when
I see it.
Racing As an Advertisement.
"Well, those horses were too valu able
for me to keep and I could not sell them
to the farmers living around here. I
thought a race might attract some atten
tion to my horses and that the speed they
showed on the track would help to sell
them. I talked to some of my friends and
the race was the result. My name did
not appear on the proramma and I did
not drive my own hoises, as the papers
represented We had more horses than
we anticipated and bettor race than at
first intended, and on that account we re
ceived more advertising than we con
tracted for. In fact the advertising was
far beyond my fondest hopes. My horses
I have three of them would bring $1,000
more at least to-day than they would be
fore the meeting. -
Went in with His Kyes Open.
"Elder Moore came to me soon after the
races. The Christian Advocate hd se
verely criticised me, and the elder desired
me to make a statement to the readers of
that paper. He siurwsted that I should
explain that had I known what the results
would have been I would have had noth
ing to do with the races. Among other
things I was not prepared to subscribe to
this suggestion, and would write nothing
but a personal letter to the editor, because
I went into the race with eyes open, with
a purpose in view, and do not regret my
participation iu it in the least. No gam
bling was permitted, andtheprir.es of
fered were metely nominal. We had giod
order and a pleasant time, and there
wasn't a feature in the whole event that
could be objected to.
Loves Preaching and nurses.
"I am fond of preaching; 1 am deeply
interested in Christian work; I have
worked hard among my people and the
results of my work are most gratifying.
If I bave an innocent fondness for a horse,
that is my private affair, and I hold that
a properiy conn acted horse race is inuo-
cent amusement. I think after explain
ing the situation the conference commit
tee will look at it in the same light and
will in their report find no fault with any
thing I have done. My own church peo
ple understand my position and want me
to come bark another year.
What Will the Committee Io?
ni... .... , , . ,, . .
iuc uoiuiiiiuee. excluded ail outsiders
and adjourned to meet again yesterday
morning, but had only a fifteen minute
session; but at 4 o'clock in the afternoon
A. .1 I. . 1 . ....
"cm nuiiiiMT teiiiiiy meeting. 1 lie
committee will probably report to-day.
I ho rejiort will be confined to a bare
statement ot facts as brought out and
established by the investigation. This
will bring the matter hefni-n th Putin.
conf etvnee to lie thereafter disposed of as
t snan ueem nest.
THE KILLING Or BARRUNDIA.
Capt. Pitts, of the Acapulen, Makes
Statement Mimrr'n Note.
ClTYt.F Mexico, Sept. li Advices jus
received here respecting the shooting of
Gen. Barrundia on board the American
steamship Acnpuleo, at St. Jiwe rte tiuate
mala, state that Capt. Pitts, of the Aca
pulco, baa made a declaration which the
Gautemalan authorities claim completely
justifies their action. Mr. Mir.uer, the
American minister, the authorities say.
was consulted as an net of courtesy onlv
It is further alleged that whim Cant. Tor
tello and Capt. Pitta read to Barrundia
the order for his delivery to t heGuate
malan authorities, Barrundia asked
permission to change his clothes, which
Barrundia Fired First.
Turning away Bnrriiiidia snddenlv
grasMxi iwo revolvers and tired at Tori
ello, Pitts and the policemen, who in turn
nred on Barrundia, killing him. Cant.
Pitta had taken the precaution of order-
ng the passengers to withdraw, other
wise, some of them would have undoubt
edly been hit by the bullets from Bar-
rundia's pistol. The note sent to Capt.
Pitts by Minister Mizner la formed the
captain that if his ship was within a ma
riue league of Guatemalan territory he
would not be justified in resisting the ar
rest ot liarrundia.
Ran on the Korku Near Milwaukee,
Milwaukee, W is., Sept. 12 The iron
steamer Calumet, of the Anchor line, ran
on the rockB near South Point yesterday
morning, and examination by a divei
developed that she had several hides in
her hull. She was loaded with corn aud
bound from Chicago to Buffalo.
Attempt to Assassinate a Hlihop.
Contantinople, Sept. 12. A young Ar
menian approached Tndjud Oscaniun, the
Armenian bishop, as the latter was leav
ing the church Wednesday and, uttering
a cry of "Traitor," attempted to kill the
bishop with a knife, but only succeeded
In wounding him in the arm.
Wm. Hutchinson, of Benton. Illinois.
while dealing in cattle and horses in Texas
last September, was taken with a very
seyere attack of cholera morbus and
diarrhoea, coming, be supposed, from a
change of drinking water. A local drug
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Matuew'Armstrong. of Crofton. Ev..
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is prompt in its effects, can always be de
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Dr. A. T. DolL who haa been in the
practice of, medicine at North English,
Iowa, since 1863. Bays be often prescribes
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diars
rboea remedy, because be knows it to be
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