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THE KOCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1890.
Published Dally and Weekly t 104 Second At
noe. Hock Island, 111.
J. W. POTTEft. - ' PUBLI8HER.
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Anonymous communications not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
I n Rock I aland coonty.
Satcrdit, Seitbmber 13. 1890.
, DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
For United State. Senator Job V.Piuh
For State Tleanrrr Edward 8. Wilson.
For8npt.of Public Instruction.. ..Hbhrt Raas.i
. . ) John Hrtakt.
ForTrostee. Illlnolaf N w ORAHAM,
Inlyerslty, j ....Richard D. Morgan
For Congress B T. Cablb
For State Senator...- R. H Hptman
For ReprenuvM. WN?1
For County Jndro
For County Clerk Chaklm A. Crut
ForSherilt C. D. Go anon
For Treasurer Oao. B. Bkowmbr
For County Supt. of Schools. Cm. B Marshall
No candidate for congress dare oppose
the Hennepin canal, nor the opening to
traffic of the Rock Island bridge.
The Union in quoting from the Akgus
should do so correctly . When it deviates
from the exact words it is sure to make a
It is not necessary for the Union to
make out a case against Mr. Cable that
he is not a believer in the McKinley
bill. There was a shorter method than
the one it adopted.
That was a desperate effort on the part
of the Union this morning to convince its
readers that Mr. Cable's position was not
the correct one. It was a mountain in
labor and the birth of a mouse.
It would seem that Mr. Cable did not
arrange his ideas in his letter in exact ac
cordance with the wish of the Union. Re
spoke of internal revenue before be men
tion custom duties. This may be fatal,
but it will have to go. The next time the
Union will have to be consulted.
If Mr. Oust bad exhibited more force
and given more attention to the back pay
bill in the house he would not have been
required to run after others in order to
get it patched up for the senate. Any
way nobody expects that it will ever
amount to anything. Mr. Oest might
just as well shoulder his rod and go fish
The democrats who met Mr. Cable on
bis short visit here last week were very
favorably impressed with their gentle
manly candidate for congress. His
frank, courteous demeanor, freedom from
affectation, and the practical views be
expresses concerning public affairs, will
make him popular wherever he goes
Mr. Cable needs nothing elso to insure
bis election but to get well acquainted
with the voter of the district. Hender
son County Democrat.
It seems to erieve the Union that Mr.
Cable's letter was not hastily written.
There is no means of knowing whether it
was hastily written or not, but if not, the
Union should copy the example. And it
is true, as that paper says, that it repress
aents deliberate judgment. In this there
can be no doubt, and again the Union
should take a bint in the matter of imita
tion. And Mr. Cable, too, did not say
anything that it was best to leave unsaid
And in stating this the Union is again
commended to adopt that rule of life. It
will find it an excellent one and many a
regret will be saved thereby. Try it,
neighbor. It may be a little galling at
first, but use will make it more easy and
The Portland, Maine, Argus baa this
to say regarding tbe election of Reed:
"The campaign in the first district lan
guished and apathy was general until Mr
Iteed appeared. Tbe cormorants at once
gathered around him like vultures about
a carcass. With tbe advent of the dicta
tor moral ideas went up with a bound
Every man noted as a corruptionist be
came at once enthusiastic. How much it
cost to give Mr. Reed bis great plurality
it is impossible to say, but it is safe to
conclude that never in the history of this
district baa money been used so lavishly
and corruptly. It is a great triumph for
tbe speaker, but a victory won In such a
way ought to bring the blush of Bhame
even to Ins brazen cheeks.
Men who' pose as workingmen's candi
dates at the time of election, but forget
them afterwards, will study this with par
Candidate "You are a workingman,
are you not?" Workingman "I am,
air." Candidate "Well, I am a candi
date for a position of trust, and I wish to
say to the sons of toil " Workingman
(who is tired of taffy and disgusted with
Its results) "I am very busy now, sir."
Candidate "I was merely going to say
that if elected I sha'nt do any more for the
workinemen than for anybody else, be
cause I don't care a continental for one
class more than another, and I don't think
there should be any classes in legislation,
anyhow." Workingman (grasping his
band) "You'll eet my vote."
About twenty friends living in the east
Dart of town, of Rev. T. W. Grafton and
family, surprised them last evening, and
took tbe popular pastor completely un
awares. They had provided themselves
with all th'e essentials of a splendid sup
per, too, and a most enjoyable evening
was spent indeed.
Mr. and Mrs. John Ohlweiler, Jr., bad
a pleasant gathering at their home last
evening in honor of their son, Oscar, who
bad just attained bis fifth birthday. The
hero of the occasion received many nice
presents, and a fine supper followed.
The packet Pittsburg passed up.
The Irene D brought down eight
Strings of lumber.
The C.W. Cowles came down with
sixteen strings of logs.
Tbe stage of the water was 2:95 at
noon; tbe temperature on the bridge C5.
The Irene D, Glenmont, Mountain
Belle, Batillite and Abner Gile passed up.
The Pilot and Verne Swain came
through the draw and returned up
The worst cases of scrofula, salt rheum
and other diseases of the blood, are cured
by Hood's Sanaparilla.
Another Effort . to Get Rid of
THE LEGISLATURES TO BE IGNORED
And the Work Iut into the Hand of
Equally Divided State Board A Na
tlonal Commission to Act When the
State Board Disagree Treasury Kf
forta to Believe the Money Stringency
Some Cen.n Peculiarities at St. Paul
Nevada". Waning: Population Na
Washington ClTT, Sept. IS. Burton of
Ohio introduced in the house yesterday a
bill to regulate the division of the respect
ive states of the Union into congressional
districts. The bill provides that within
twelve months after the passage of an act
apportioning to the respective states their
quota of members under the census of
1890, and within a like period after the
apportionment tinder each succeeding
census such states as are entitled to more
than one representative in congress shall
be divided into congressional districts by
a state board to be appointed by the gov
ernor of the state.
Construction of the District.
The districts are to consist of contigu
ous territory, and no district is to have
more than one member. No district is to
contain more than one-twentieth more or
less inhabitants than the number which.
In the state, entitles it to a representative.
The districts are to be of compact terri
tory, bounded as nearly as may be by the
boundary lines of civil subdivisions, or by
natural boundaries. Kach. state is to
have a districting board appointed by the
governor of the state, composed of four
members, of whom an equal number
shall belong to the two great political
parties of the state, and shall npon taking
the oath of office, proceed to divide their
respective states into congressional dla-
When the State Board. Disafrree.
In addition to the state boards the bill
provides for a national board, consisting
of five members, to be appointed by the
president and confirmed by the senate,
two members of which shall helone to
the two greatpolitical parties.nndthejfifth
Is to be a person who has served not less
than ten years a a judge either of the
supreme court of the United States or of
a district court of the United States.
The fifth member is only to act in case
the other memhers of the board cannot
agree. The national board is only to act
when no apportionment hns been made
by the state boards, and in cases where
they are nnable to agree; and in such
c 8es its decision is to be final.
RELIEVING THE STRINGENCY.
Government Buying Bond, and Prepay
ing1 Interest Unnecessary Anxiety.
Washington City, Sept. 13. Gen. Net
tleton, assistant secretary of the treasury.
in response to inquiries on tbe subject
by a reporter of the United Press last
night, made the followingstatemenc "The
treasury department to day, in addition
to its regular disbursements, which are
nnnsually heavy, paid out $2,34,0v4 on
acconut of bond purchases and advance
interest," The 4 per cents, purchased yes
terday were accepted at 125. Tbls is the
first considerable purchase of 4 per cents.
for some time, and the price paid is 1 per
cent, above that heretofore paid under the
circular of July 19 The government will
take some more if they can be had.
Duties Due on Import.
The inquiry institute.! Thursday by the
secretary of thejreasury develops the fact
that the total balance of duties dne on all
imported merchandise in bond at the port
of New York on Sept. 1 was only $17,500,
000. Only a moderate portion of these
goods will be subject to increased dnty
under the schedules in the new tariff btiU
These facts would seem to indicate that
anxiety based on this feature of the situa
tion has been largely without foundation.
It was because of these imports which
were made so as to forestall the new tariff
bill that importers are desirous of post
poning the date upon which the bill
shall take effect, as it was thought sn
early date might precipitate a panic.
Other Measures of Belief.
As to further measures of relief; "in so
far aa tbe existing stringency can reason
ably be said to be due to tbe inevitable
operations of existing laws governing
tbe collection and disbursement of the
government revenues, the treasury de
partment will not hesitate to apply snch
effective remedies as the law permits and
the situation requires. It is said that ona
of the minor measures of relief for the
market that may be adopted by tbe treas
ury will be tha payment in advance of a
year's interest on the t5,000,000 of gov
ernment bonds known as currency sixes.
A Little Discrepancy at St. Paul.
Washington City, Sept. 13. Superin
tendent Porter has received the following
telegram from Mr. James II. Wardle, who
is in charge of the work of making the
recount of the population of the city of
St. Paul: "Not a person returned from
the Catholic parochial schools or Union
station building. Three persons enumer
ated in The Globe building. 155 in Hotel
Ryan' and none in The Pioneer Press
buildlmr. In the first enumeration 2."
persons were returned as residents of the
parochial school, 245 at the Union station.
S53 at the Hotel Ryan, and 110 at Tha
Pioneer Press building."
Involves the World's Fair Site.
Washington Citt, Sept. 13. In accord
ance with a provision of law, the acting
secretary of war has designated a board of
army officers of the corps of engineers,
consisting of Gen. O. M. Poe, Maj. C. E.
L. li. Davis, and Capt. William L. Mar
shall, to meet at Chicago Monday next to
consider and report upon the subject of
the location of harbor lines for the lake
front harbor at Chicago. This is the por
tion of the harbor part of which it has
been proponed to fill up and use as a site
lor the World' Columbian exposition.
Pros pool, for the Tariff Bill.
Washington City, Sept. 13. The meet
lng of the ways and means committee yes
terday morning ended before the senate
tariff bill had reached them In committee.
Half an hour later it was received by the
house. The subject was discnased in a
general way, the members of both parties
agreeing that the bill should come to the
ooniinittee and be disposed of as soon aa
possible. There was no disposition to de
Doing- Little Work la Cong-res.
Washington City, Sept. 13. The sen
ate yesterday listened to Morgan's con
cluding argument in opposition to the
conference report on the land grant for
feiture bill, and to' the opening argument
of Sanders in support of the report, and
adjourned without action on the report.
The house received the tariff bill, with
senate amendments, which, by direction
of the speaker, was referred to the com
mittee on ways and means, but for lack of
a quorum no business was transacted, and
the house at 1:53 p. m. adjourned.
Betnrned Thank to Clarkaon.
Washington City, Sept 13 Ex-As-sistaut
Postmaster General Clarkaon was
honored yesterday at Republican league
headquarters by a call from the clabs of
Maryland to thank bim for his opposition
to the present civil servioe law. Hon. A.
Worth Spates, of Baltimore, spoke on be
half of the clubs, and Gen. Clarkson re
plied, reiterating his opposition to the
civil service law.
The Government Crop Report.
Washington City, Sept. ia Secretary
Rusk, of the agricultural department,
commenting on the flurry created by the
last government crop report, says that he
sees nothing alarming in the present situ-
at ion. The report,' he say , was b iwil on
advict-aof 10,000 correspondents all over
the country, and represents the present
condition of the crops.
Bill, for National Prohibition.
Washington City, Sspt. 13. Blair In-
troduced in the senate yesterday a bill to
prohibit tbe importation, exportation,
and interstate transportation of alcoholic
beverage. The bill was in , rod uced by re
quest of the National Wo uan's Temper
ance nnion. J. D. Taylor introdaced a
similar bill in the house.
Another Anti-Filibn. er Bale.
Washington City, Sept 18. Represen
tative Walker has Introdaced an amend
ment to the rules of the bouse to prevent
filibustering. - His amendment provides
that no dilatory motions shall be enter
tained unless seconded, and that members
once in the bonse must remain and vote,
or else be counted.
Silver I. Falling In Price.
Washington City, Sept 18. Tbe treas
ury department yesterday purchased
831,000 ounces of silver bullion at the fol
lowing prices: Forty-six thousand ounces
at tl. 155; 100.000 ounces at . S1.1E7; 100,000
ounce at f 1.1574; 75,000 ounces at $1.1575.
Nevada Is Petering Oat.
Washington City, Sept It . The census
office yesterday announced the population
of the state of Nevada. The total popula
tion is 44,327, which is a dewease. as com
pared with the population of 1880, of 17,-
039, or 38.81 per cent
v Denver I a Growing Town.
Washington City, Sept 13 The popu
lation of Denver, Colo., is 1 10,670 an in
crease of 71,041 since m
ANGRY KNIGHTS OF LABOR.
A Meeting at Albany Nearly Besnlts In a
Free Fight The Strll e Off.
ALBANY. N. Y., Sept 13. Vhe strike on
the New York Central railroad seems to
be over so far as Albany Lt concerned.
The closing scene was enacted last night
at the Lark street rink, when tbe men
were advised to get back to their places.
Edward Bowman called the meeting to
order and was termed a d d liar by two
or three of the andienre for saying that
the rtrike was still on. John J. Hart was
called npon when the disorder had some
what subsided, but his ad Iress called
forth the wildest excitement and it seemed
that a riot was imminent
Not Choice of Bis Lan (ua.gr.
Mr. Hart said there would be money
here by Monday, and he was t ailed a liar.
One man asserted that the leaders were
living high and paying theexnsesof tha
wreckers' counsel instead of iving bread
to hungry men and their fan Hies. Mas
ter Workman Dulin got the floor and said:
"Yon are a lot of d d whit-l vered curs,
and yon will sneak back to woi k because a
number of dirty, paid newspa;iers say the
strike is over."
Cursed Kach Other and Their Leaders.
During this speech it looked as though
the meeting would break up in a general
row. Men were cursing each other and
the leaders of the order in a frightful
manner. When Master Workman Da
hn's voice could be heard above tbe
tumult he was beard to advise the men
in a few word, choked with sarcasm and
rage, to get bark to their places. All the
speakers spoke harshly of the newspapers.
The meeting broke up in conftsioh.
Disastrous rains and floods ate reported
In northern Ohio.
A slight earthquake shock wits felt Fri
day morning at Santa Fe, N. 11.
Trouble is brewing in Buen s Ayres.
Meetings of the cabinet are held daily.
Four inches of snow fell Friday in North
Dakota. Heavy frosts are rs ported in
The Rio Grande river is on a rampage.
Bridges and railroad tracks have been
washed out and considerable ot her dam
The comptroller of the currency has au
thorized tbe Ninth National bank of Dal
las, Tex., to begin business with a capital
A young man named Rohy, who has
been seven years in the Georgia peniten
tentiary for arson, has just been proved in
nocent and will lie pardoned.
A Chicago man is said to have invented
a safe for railway express matter which
cannot be opened en route, but. only at
stations. Train robbers will take notice.
A council of the Prairie band of Pott,
wattomie Indians held on the reservation
In Jackson county, Kansas, broks np in a
row, resulting in the killing of tl ree lead
By an explosion of six kegs of giant
powder at Shohola, Pa., Fridi.y, John
Wnhlfon, John Hxas, and Mictnjs. Pas
telio were killed, Wahlfort's body being
Mrs. John C. Weining, of Philadelphia,
stabbed her husband very serious y in the
breast because he would not tak i her to
tbe theatre. She aimed at his heart and
now languishes in Jail.
iArgdon W. Moore, known as the "king
of bank burglars," has been released from
the Massachusettsjstate's prison, .indsays
he will lead an honest life hereafter, lie
has just served ten years.
A chivalrous knight of the road held up
the stage on tbe roai. from Cham pion to
Butte, Moot, Thursday, robbed all tbe
male passengers, but kindly declined to
disturb the one lady on board.
A passenger train on the Chicago and
Grand Trunk railroad collided Friday
with a freight at Schoolcraft, Mich., and
the engineer was fatally injure !. The
fireman and two brakemen were h irt
The wife of Benjamin Batchclder, a
prominont Pennsylvania lumberman, was
chloroformed and robbed Thursday of $1,-
800. Y ben discovered she was delirious.
and has not been able to give any account
of tbe outrage.
A singular sight near Tulare Cit y was
noted by The Register. A large land of
cattle was driven to town, each on hav
ing its tail ornamented with a white ratr.
This showed they were vaccinated to pre
vent, lacing xexas lever.
George Westingbouse, Jr., of Pittsburg,
was in Chicago Friday on a visit to lieorga
M. Pullman, the object thereof bei ig, so
it was said, to complete negotiation for a
union of the great Pullman and Wes ing
house interests for mutual benefit. Both
gentlemen deny the report
William Dwigbt Wiman, son of "the
noted Erastus, who is such a per is tent
advocate or reciprocity, is to marry Miss
Deere, daughter of the Moline, Ills., mil -
lonaire manufacturer. It is report 1 that
the bride's gift from her father will be
11,000,000 in gilt-edged securities.
Better Go Slow with This.
Chicago, Sept 13. One of the schemes
growing out of the World's fair is "The
World's Columbian Exposition Corps and
Ladies' Corso of Chicago." The promo
ters of tbe enterprise claim in a serin of
circulars that they propose to give a sort
of side show with parades in connection
with the big fair aud solicit the payment
of $5 on a bond which tbey claim w 11 re
turn a profit of 150 per cent, in 1804.
There are no records to show that the con
cern ia regularly Incorporated, anc. the
directors apjiear to be mythical.
Romania's Queen to Tislt Tiotorl t.
London, Sept 13 The queen of Rou
snania, who has been sojourning in Wales
for ber health, has accepted an invitation
to visit queen Victoria at Balmoral. Her
royal husband will shortly join her t iera.
Elected W. W. Flnley Chairman.
Chicaoo, Sept ia W. W. Finley was
yesterday elected chairman of the West
ern Passenger association to succeed J. F.
Goddard. Mr. Finley la at present cl air
man of the freight and passenger depart
ment of the Trans-Missouri associatio n
LA Cbosse, Wis., ... 18. At the Dem
ocratic congressional convention for tha
Seventh district yesterday Fruuk Coburn,
of La Crosse county, was nominated.
GOOD BOY, GEORDY.
Nothing Effete About Wales'
TOUGHS BUN AFOUL OF A TARTAB.
Two of Them In Fact, One Being H. 1W
11. Prlnee George A Back-to-Back
Stand with Odds or Three to" One
The I'rlnee Scooped by tha Bobbles
and Jugged Until IdentiBed A Royal
Adventure In Montreal.
MoSTBEAL, Sept. 13. Prince George
showed bis pluck , Wednesday night,
which involved bis getting into trouble.
The whole story has been carefully kept
from -the public, and all questions are met
with official deoutl. After the Academy
reception on Wednesday night, Prince
George returned to his hotel, changed his
dress suit, only retaining his white tie and
black gloves, and then started out with
one of his lieutenants and a local nabob
to see the city by gaslight.
H. R- H. Attacked by Tonghe.
While passing the corner of St Con
stant aud liagancbetierre streets the trio
were accosted by a nurnlter of ruffUns, who
asked for money. Before they had time
to comply with the request, as was their
Intention, the prince and his friends were
attacked. Just bow it happened Is not
known, but in a moment the prince and
his friends were engaged in a rough-and-tumble
fight with six of their assailants.
The Montreal nabob was soon laid low
and for a few momenta things looked bad
for the prince and the officer. Six to two
were big odds.
Gave 'Um I'oint. in Puicillsna.
Then the prince aud lieutenant got back
to back, and handling their fists withtrne
pugilistic science, astonished tbe roughs
Three of these fell before the scientific
bitting of royalty alone, while the officer
1 till two low and the sixth took to flight.
Had matters ended there everything
would have Hn uerene Rut f hv did
not, for along came two of Montreal's
French "bobbies, " who. seeing six men ly
ing on the sidewalk, add two others bend
ing over them, arrested and took them
all to the station, in spite of the protests
of the prince.
Put the Prlnee la Quod.
They were all, of course, considerably
battered and tough looking from the re
sult of the fray, so no protests or requests
could obtain their release, and they were
locked np as prisoners. Finally the ser
geaut of police consented to telephone for
Col. Hughes, the chief of police, who came
to the station in great baste, recognized
the prisoner, and immediately released
him. Then there was a trembling lot of
police, each expecting prompt dismissal,
and somebody would have gone bad it not
been for the request of the prince that no
such harsh measures be taken.
Humble Apologies and All Serene.
Humble apologies followed, , however,
and a hack was called for the prince and
his friends, who, accompanied by an
escort, were driven back to be hotel. The
affair has been a well-kept secret; blue
blood and royal fists conquered. Last
evening the prince entertained his friends
abosrd the Thrush.
Prince George left Montreal early this
morning. It rained all yesterday and the
prince did not leave his ship. Despite the
weather there were many visitors to the
Thrush. The warships will go direct to
Halifax, where tbey will take part in a
sham attack npon that city's forts from
IMPORTANT LEGAL QUESTION.
It May Involve the Political Fate or a
4 onicrrsnlonal District.
Dkcatck, Ind , Sept 13. An important
legal question, involving the political in
terests of Adams county and perhaps of
the Eleventh congressional district, ia
Just now disturbing politics in this locali
ty. At the township election held last
spring in Kirkland township, this county,
William Pease, a Republican, was elected
trustee over Joshua Mricht, Democrat in
a Democratic stronghold, owing to local
dissensions. When the time came in
August to qualify, Mr. Pease refused to
take the office and Bright has since been
acting in l hat capacity.
Connty Attorney and Auditor at Issae.
Acting upon the recommendation ot
the county attorney, who is of the opinion
that the office is vacant the county com
missioners appointed William Breiner to
the supposed vacancy, according to the
usual method ot mnking appointment.
The county auditor, however, who ia clerk
of the tioard, posit ively refused to enter
the appointment on the official records ot
tbe county, believing there is no vacancy,
and there the matter rests. The Democrats
of Ki rk land townshi p have been wrangling
over the selection ot a trustee for several
months, and many of them threaten to
bolt the Democratic ticket unless a aatia
factory adjustment is made. The district
Is uncomfortably close. -
.- Base Ball Field.
C: -. .r-pt. la The records made
on the di.i.mmd yesterday were as follows:
League: At Boston Boston 6, Philadel
phia 13; batteries Clarkson and Ganzell,
Gleason and Clements. New York-Brooklyn
game postponed wet grounds. At
Chicago (First, game) Chicago 17, Cleve
land 2; batteries Lub'e and Nagle, Beat.in
and Sommers; (second game) Chicago 11,
Cleveland 4; batteries Hutchison and
Nagle, Young and Dowse. At Cincin
nati (First game) Cincinnati 7, Pittsburg
3; batteries tihines and Harrington, Day
and Wilson; (second game) Cincinnati 10,
Pittsburg 1; batteries Dolan and Keenan,
Hecker, Phillips and Wilson.
Brotherhood: Philadelphia New York
game postponed wet grounds. At Brook
lyn Brooklyn 8, Boston 7; batteries
Hemming and Kinslow, Daley and Kelly.
Buffalo-Pittsburg game postponed rain.
At ClevelandCleveland 3, . Chicago 4;
batteries Grutier and Brenuan, Baldwin
He 1. short tt,OOC.
VamALIA, Ills, Sept 31 Several
months ago it was found that County
Treasurer Little was short in his accounts.
Mr. Little agreed to torn over to his
bondsmen a sufficient amount of property
to make good the deficit He moved to
Oklahoma, leaving the office in charge of
his deputy. The board of supervisors con
eluded to investigate the treasurers
hooks, and have found a shortage of some
thing over $8,000.
Flogged Her Pnpll into Insanity.
Lkwiston, Ills., Sept. 13. Miss Mary
Zall, one ot the teachers in tbe Lewiston
public schools, unmercifully flogged little.
Fred Wilcoxen in school Friday until
from pain and fright he became insane
and ran to his mother's grave in the ceme
tery near the town. Miss Zall is heart
Two Iowa Men Herlou.ly 8hoU
Red Oak, la.. Sept 13 William now
ell was shot through the bowels and John
Smith, his brother-in-law, through the
shoulder by R. M. Alexander, in a quar
rel last evening. It ia thought that
ell can not live.
A Feminine Swindler Levants.
ATLANTIC ClTT, N. J., Sept 11 Mrs.
Anna M. Adams, for many years proprie
tress of the Hotel Ridgway, in this city,
has left town, leaving various business
men here to mourn her departure to tha
extent of between $8,000 and 116,000. She
has been in the habit of giving to her
dealers notes and worthless) ohecka.
Dropped Hi Safety Lamp and Died.
WlLKEsB AKlti, Pa., Sept 11'. Aa ex
plosion ot gas in the South Wilkeabarra
shaft of tbe Lehigh and Wilkes barre Coal
company took place yes'erday morning.
killing George Ford and badly injuring
Isaac Jones. Cause of tha accidsut, the
dropping by Jord ot his safety lamp.
The Blizzard Puts in an Early
A SHIVER OVER THE N0RTHWE8T.
Snow, Cold Rain, and the Mercury Dowi
to 28 Bnmmarices the Story Appre
hension, of Heavy Losses la Wheat
and Corn Most Bndden Change Ever
Known at Pierre. 8. !., Which Is Say-
- Ins; a Good Deal An Arctic Blast AU
Over the Dakota.
. Minneapolis, Sept" 13. Reports re
ceived here are to the effect that an ex
ceedingly cold wave has swept over the
northwest From Sioux Falls the follow
ing report comes: "The cold wave swept
down on this city during the night, but
all crops are past injury except corn."
A Pierre, S. D., dispatch says: "The
cold wave struck the Missouri valley latt
night It was tbe most sudden change
from hot to cold ever known here."
At Hallock, after forty-eight hours of
steady rain, the climax was reached yes
terday morning when the ground was
covered with three inches of 'nov. and it
is still falling hard. This means a terri
ble loss in wheat to the Red River valley.
Threshing will be stopped for another
Afraid Their Wheat Will Sprout
Rain commenced ' falling Wednesday
afternoon in the neighborhood of St Vin
cent, and continued at intervals Thurs
day. Yesterday morning an inch ot snow
fell and a cold rain is falling now. Con
siderable wheat is in bad shape here.
Argyle reports a heavy rain Wednesday
night and all day Thursday. It com
menced snowing yesterday morning.
Farmers are afraid their wheat will
sprout in the shock.
About two inches of snow fell at Ia-
kota, N. D , 'arly yesterday morning. The
damage to gram is considerable.
It In wine a Healthy Blizzard.
From Ardook, N. D , comes the follow
ing report: "Snow began falling here
about 5 o'clock yesterday morning, and
a good healthy blizzard kept up until
7:30. About four inches of snow fell. All
threshing is stopped fur at least a week."
It began snowing at Fargo.N. I)., about
6:30 yesterday morning and continued
about two hours, completely covering the
eround. It turned into rain, anil the
balance of the day was about equaliy di
vided between rain and snow. Thresh
ing is about half completed, and if this
weather continues, which seems proba
ble, considerable damage will follow.
North of that place it snowed all day.
Ten Begrees Below Freezing;.
At Fort Custer the thermometer stood
at 10 degrees below freezing.
It rained all day at Fisher. Minn., Thurs
day and snowed nearly all day yesterday. A
great deal of damage has tieen done to
grain in shocks. The following dispatch
has been received from Crookston, Minn.,
"Heavy rains fell yesterday, and to-day at
intervals rain, sleet, and snow, the snow
melting as fast as it fell. Threshing has
ceased for the present
At a late hour Morris, Minn., reported
as follows: "It was raining this morning
and at 10 a. m. vegan to snow and con tin
ued all day. It was very warm yesterday
afternoon. This morning the thermome
ter registered 45 degrees."
Kxtremely Cold Weather.
ST. PaFL, Minn., Sept 13 Reports re
ceived last night from nearly every point
in Minnesota and tbe Dakota show ex
tremely cold weather all over the country
covered, and below the freezing point in
many cases. The coldest is reported from
points in Kittson county, where snow fell
during the day to a depth of three inches.
Flurries of snow appeard all through the
lower Red River valley, and were sue
ceeded by clearing weather and lower
Heavy Losses of Wheat.
St Vincent, Grand Fork, Crookston
aud Herman rejmrt heavy losses of wheat
in tbe stack, which hnd not been threshed
out and which was thoroughly soaked by
the rain preceding the cold snap. Snow
fell at many point through North Da
kota, catching the stacked wheat and ru
ining it in every case. The late corn in
all northern parts of the state included
will he badly frozen, but until detailed
reports are received the extent of the loss
cannot be aacertatnad, and may now be
Killed Two Men with One Ballet
ST. Lons, Sept. 13. At Gatesville,
Tex., Thursday nigliL, a quarrel occurred
at the Ruby saloon between the bar
keeper, Henry Vogel, and threo or four
young men from th- country. Vogel
drew a Colt's revolver ami tired. The ball
struck Basham in the throat just above
the collar bone and v- -t, entirely through
his body, coming dm just below the left
hip, entering the forehead of Wilkie, went
throngh, and coming out at the hack,
struck with such force that it stuck in
the wall beyond. Roth men will die.
A Poor Opinion of Legislators.
Utica, N. Y,. Sept. 13 T. V. Powder
ly addressed the Knights of Labor here
Thursday night, and in the course of his
remarks attacked the state board of arbi
trators, which, he said, was callel aboard
of arbitration until t herj was something
to arbitate, when it was no good at all.
Said be: 'It, takes testimony and reports
t the legislature, but a great corporation
cr.n buy legislators enough to have there
port thrown into the waste basket."
IS'ovel Cause of a Collision.
BUFTAl-O, N. Y., Sept 13. Passenger
engine 700 ran into a switch engine in the
New York Central yards yesterday. Both
locomotives were knocks from the track
and badly damaged. Nobody was hurt
The engineer of No. 709 explains the acci
dent by saying that wheu about to re
verse his lever his ove:Iis caught in it,
and before he could disentangle them his
engine had crashed into the other oue.
Their Best Was an Eternal One.
Mansfielp, O., Sept 13. Miss Anna
Adams, aged 55, and Charles Bird, aged 8
(aunt and nephew), were asphyxiated by
gas from a gas stove at the residence of
C. C. Bird, Thursday. Mrs. Bird returned
from a visit at Mount Gilead at noon yes
terday, and found them lyiug on a bed
with their clothes on, as it they had lain
down for a short rest
Know thyself, and keep theinforma
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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, he supposed, from a
change of drinking water. A local drug
gist advised him to take Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy.
Tbe second dose, be says, effected a com
plete cure, and be now takes pleasure in
recommending it to others. For sale at
25 and 50 cents per bottle by
Habtz & Bahnsen.
Mathew Armstrong, of Crofton, Ky.,
now in his seventieth year, ssys be has
been troubled with diarrhoea every sum
mer aa far back as he can recollect, lie
has in his time used many medicines, but
none equal to Chamberlan's Colic Choi
era and Diarrhoea remedy. This remedy
is ptpmpt in its effects, can always be de
pended npon and when reduced with
water, is pleasant to take. Children do
not object to taking it For sale by
Habtz & Bahmsbn.
Dr. A. T. Doll, who has been in the
practice of medicine at North English,
Iowa, since 1863. says be often prescribes
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea remedy, because he knows it to be
reliable. For sale by
Hartz & Bahnbek.
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