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TILE ROCK IBLAKD ARGUS. FBIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19. 1800.
Published Dally anil Weekly at 1I4 Second Ave
nue, Rock Island, 111.
J. W. Potter,
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In Rock Island connty.
Friday, Skktembkb 19, 1880.
For United States Senator Jon M. Pamsk
For State Tiei.snrer; Edwabd 8. Wilson.
ForSnpLof Public Instruction.... Hbmrt IUab.
. ,. . ) Johh Hrtakt.
For Trustees Illinois f N W. Graham.
UniTersity, j ....Richard D. Horoan.
For Congress . Bs T. Cabls
For State Senator. . .
, R. H BnnfAH
I O sorbs W. Vikton
' ( Joan A. Wilsoh.
For Countv Jndee
For County Clerk.... Chablis a. Crsuts
rorSheritt C. D. Gordom
For Treasurer Gso. B. Bbownsr
For County Supt. of Schools. Cms. B Marshall
The one who siens himself "A. Welsh
American'' in the Union should not be
Injust to his own nationality by calling
the laboring men in the land of his fore
fathers, the "vile Welsh." Unclean is
the biid that befouls its own nest.
It is in vain that the pages of the Con
grtttional Record are searched for the
name of Mr. Oest as to what be may have
said upon the tariff question. He doesn't
even give the speaker an opportunity of
saying that be will see him later.
The Abu us not being familiar with the
writings of any opium writer except
those of DeQulncev, would feel obliged to
the editor of the Union for an explanation
as to bow those dreamy mortals write.
Whenever a thorough knowledge of any
subject is required the Union is the place
to get it. It is always there on tap freb
and often running over.
Tire Arqcs is obliged to repeat, be'
cttise of the stupidity of the Union, that
there are people who make immense
fortunes in manufacturing in this
country, because the government g'wes
them assistance, to the exclusion of the
great masses of the people. This
wealth is ground out of the taxpayers by
an unjust tariff and the owners of it
scatter it in a lavish way over the differ
ent countries of Europe. The money is
not made honestly nor equitably although
under a form of law. It is wrung from
the labor of the country.
The nimaal of I'ollrranaa Krrnnan.
The Union pats the mayor on the back
and says bravo for removing the veteran
Officer Brennan.and attempts in the same
breath to offer an excuse for bis honor's
official act in this regard. That Brennan
wag indiscreet to an extent warranting
severe reprimand none deny. The officer
voluntarily confessed his offense to the
mayor and it being the first lime be had
violated the police rules in the least de
free in twenty years, be asked that bis
punishment be anything but entire dis
nissal from the force. The Abous com
mends the mayor's policy in attempting
to insure efficiency in his force and would
be more pleased were he to carry such
ideas to other departments of public ser
vice under his control, but there are ex
tenuating circumstances in Brennan's
case. Tie had recently undergone a se
vere strain upon his system in loss of
sleep occasioned by the death of his
brother's wife, which coupled wiih the
long hours of service broke bim down and
this was the cause of his indiscretion. He
'deserved a reprimand and punishment
nevertheless, but one failing in twenty
years is not sufficient excuse for entire
dismissal. The mayor strained a point in
Brennan's case he borrowed an excuse
to cany out a long harbored desire.
A Captala Cosapllsnents) MJ. Mar-
Capt. Jobn Eilleen passed northward
on the Pittsburg the other day, and while
resting his feet on the crude railing in the
Diamond Jo freight office, he expressed
his sentiments about the wing dam work
being done at the foot of Otter island
He thinks the wing dam Major Mackenzie
is putting in there is the very thing for
navigation at that point, and says that
worn being done at Otter island is first
class in eyery respect. He has a high
opinion of Major Mackenzie as a river en
pineer. and says that most of the woik
done on the river by that gentleman bas
been very proper and useful to the steam-
boating business. Trae, says the cap
tain, a great deal of injury has been done
Mississippi river navigation by govern
tsent tinkers, but the good work can be
readily separated from the bad, and Msi
or Mackenzie's labors have always been
in the interest of navigation. Burlington
He Gives Another Million to the Chicago
Hap 1 1st University.
Chicago, Sept. 111. John D. RockaM
ler hat just glveo 1,0)10,000 more to the
new Chicago Baptist university, In addi
tion to the HOO,000 which ha contributed
previously. This munificent offer was
laid before the board of trustee of the
institution yesterday, and was quickly ac
cepted. Success, at least so fur as it de
pend upon financial considerations, is
already assured to the new university.
The board of trustees has elected W. K.
Harper, of Yale college, president of the
new Institution. Mr. Harper haa not yet
signified his acceptance, bat it is thought
he will do so.
JOHN L. AS AN ACTOR.
Ho Is to Make a Tour Through Australia
New York, Kept. la. A contract was
signed iu this city last week between John
I Sullivan, Duncan It. Harrison and
Jack Haniitt.on one hand, and J. C. Will
iamson, the Australian manager, on the
other, by which the first named three
agree to place themselves under the let
ter's manaKument during a tour through
Australia and Knglund. A new play is
to be written for Sullivan aiul Harrison.
The success of Sullivan's present venture,
"Honest Hearts and Willing Hands,"
items to have induced John K definitely
to abandon the prize ri n lc.
That tired feeling now so often heard
of, is entirely overcome by Hood's Bar
eapsriUa, which gives mental and bodily
Moat complexion powders have a vul
gar glare, but Pozzoi's is a true beautifl
er, whose effects are lasting.
Borne mucilage manufacturers have ac
cumulated great wealth without getting
PLUMB NOT HAPPY.
The Rasping Kansas Senator
Gets After Windom.
HIS KE0ENT POLICY CKITIOISED.
Sherman Wants the Secretary Let Alone
and Doesn't Scare at a Wall Street
Stringency A Texas Statesman's Foot
Expresses His Indignation la a Gory
Manner The Reciprocity Scheme
Agreed to Republicans Trying: to
Break the Deadlock Official Notes.
Washington Citt. Sept. 19. Plumb,
who keeps both eyes open for an oppor
tunity to "lambast' somebody, through
resolution, motion, or oration or all of
them saw one yesterday afternoon, and
the secretary of the treasury was the
man who came under the displeasure of
the senator from Kansas. He offered a
resolution directing that official to inform
the senate whether the rule, or policy of
his department which requires the pay
ment of checks for silver bullion over the
counter of the sub-treasury instead of
through the proper clearing house, does
not result in paying out notes of the large
denominations instead of thuto suited for
circulation and use in ordinary business
transactions, and whether such methods
of payment does not result in the pay
ment of gold instead of treasury notes.
Wants a lirake on Windom.
In the course of a discussion on the res
olution, Plumb said a conspicuous illus
tration had taken place within the last
few weeks of the impolicy of allowing the
treasury department to obstruct or accel
erate the business of the country. For
years the treasury department, he said,
had hoarded money, and during all that
time the volume of currency bad been
constantly decreasing on account of the
withdrawal of national banknotes. The
secretary of the treasury had seen the
business of the country hampered on ac
count of the lack of money, but he had
waited until a panic was impending that
affected the banks of all the cities and se
riously interfered with the operations of
Most Likely Thing la the World.
And then what bad the secretary done?
He had given out the money to the hold
ers of government bonds, under such cir
cumstances as to enable them, and not him,
to control the money snpply of the coun
try during their pleasure. The money
which a few days ago had been in the
treasury, and which could have been put
out at the will of the secretary, was to
day in the hands of the men who owned
bonds to the amount of f JO, 000,000. And
it was perfectly safe to say that those
men, having that money, would use it to
bjueflt themselves, and not In the interest
of the people. Nothing, Plumb said, but
an overwhelming calamity would ever di
vorce the treasury from such malicious in
terference with the business of the coun
try. Shermau Klplains Matters.
Sherman aaid that while he bad no ob
jection to the resolution, that which had
been done had been done in strict execu
tion of the law. The secretary of the
treasury had no right to pay for silver
bullion in anything but treasury notes.
These treasury notes had been issued in
large denominations. There had been only
a very short time to prepare lor the exe
cution of the law, and a sufficient amount
of treasury notes of small denominations
could not be prepared. These large notes
necessarily did not enter into the general
circulation of the country. He doubted
the policy of paying a year's interest ot
bonds iu advance.
A Scare Made to Order.
The financial scare was a manufactured
scare. It had been gotten up by brokers.
by bulls and bears, and various kinds of
animals, who practiced their trade on th
exchanges of New York city. There was
a great demand for money now for mov
ing the cotton and grain crops and per
haps to pay for an increased quantity of
goods imported in order to evade higher
duties under the new tariff law. Mer
chants had, to use a vnlgar expression.
" bitten oil more than they could chew.
and were now shinning around to borrow
money. All these things would settle
themselves in a little while. There was
no real serious financial disturbance in
the country. It was confined to the city
of New York. He thought that things
should be let go as they were, and that
the secretary of the treasury should be
permitted to nse bis discretion.
Plumb's resolution was adopted.
TO BREAK THE DEAD-LOCK.
The Itepnbllcans of the House Will Fight
the Langnton-Venable Casts Through.
Washington CiTr, Sept. 19. Just after
the house adjourned yesterday a caucus
of Republican members was held to de
termine on a means to break the dead
lock now prevailing in the house. After a
short discussion about amending the rules
to prevent a qnornm from being broken
when once secured, it was decided to call
the roll to ascertain how many members
were present. The call showed that 145
Republican members were In the hall. To
make a quorum nineteen more members
would be required.
Decided to Send Oat a "Whip."
Several Republican members who were
not present are in the city and it was
stated that these and a number of others
who are out of town, sufficient to make a
quorum, could tie secured for attendance
to-day. It was decided that telegrams
should be sent out to all absentees to re
tarn to Washington without delay. The
caucus then adjourned.
Will Make It a Test of Endnranee.
The statement is authorized by promi
nent Republican members that the bouse
will refuse to allow congress to adjourn
until the Langstnn-Venable case is dis
posed of. Several Republican sen a tots
were present at the caucus, but took no
part in the proceedings.
Fining Members for Not Voting.
Walker of Afassachueetts introduced in
the house yesterday an amendment to a
resolution amending the rules introduced
by himself last week. The amendment
provides that any member who is in the
hall of the house at any time dnring the
call of the house, and who fails to vote
when the yeas and nays are called under
this rule, shall lie fined $40 and that the
speaker shall not entertain a motion for
change or remission of the line.
Will Write lip the Barrett Case.
Washington Citt, Sept. lft The Rev.
Father Walter, pastor of St. Patrick's
chnrch, the clergyman who attended Mrs
Burratt, intends to writo his reminis
cences of the famous trial. The twenty
Ave years' silence on all pertaining to the
subject which was imposed upon Father
Walter by his archbishop having now ex
pired, he is at liberty to give the world
much that may throw light upon the his
tory of that period.
KILGORE WOULD GO OUT.
He Kicks the Door Open and Draws the
Claret from Itlnglny's Nose.
Washington Citt. Sent. 10. The house
ipent yesterday trvirnr to secure a auo-
rum, so as to take action on the Lang-
stou- Venable Virginia contested election
case. The Democrats refraining from
voting succeeded in breaking the quo
rum, and the bouse, without action on
the case at 3:05 p. m. adjourned. During
the session the doors warn rlnand and
locked, ami Kiigore of Tex;w kicked one
of them open. Dingley of Maine was on
the other side of the door at the time, and
was struck in the f n r nuilcincr hla tinu
The senate d inr.llsapfl and arlnntod a rmm
olution introduced by I'lnmb calling on
the secretary of the trpiwurv for inform.
tion about the payment for silver bullion
purchased Under the new silver law and
after nassinir a nnmher nf hilla nn rha
calendar, listened to eulogies over, the late
Representative Laird, "of Nebraska.
Among the bills passed were the lollow
Ing: To revive the gr tde of lieutenant
general of the army; giving a pension of
112 per month to disable d army nurses.
Progress on the Tariff DHL
Washington Citt, Sjpt. 19. The con
ference committee on the tariff bill held a
farther conference last night at the resi
dence of Senator Aldri jh, but mada but
little progress. What, if any, matters
were agreed upon cannot, be learned, as the
conferrees refuse to disc lose the- proceed
ings. The tariff coufsrrees yesterday 1
morning agreed on th reciprocity pro
vision of the tariff bill ati Inserted by the
A Granger Paper la Trouble.
Washington Citt, Sept. 19. The Mich
igan Patrons of Industry are in trouble.
The postmaster at Port Huron, Mich., has
reftised to accept as second-class matter
The Farmers' Guide, the organ of the Pa
trons, because the paper had no subscrip
tion list, but was paid for by assessments
on the order. The Patrons have sent on a
committee of three persons, and they will
see Mr. Wanamaker about it.
Butter worth's Daughter to Marry.
Washington Citt, Sej t 19. The mar
riage of Miss Mary Bu tier worth, daugh
ter of Representative Butterworth, and
Mr. Haughwout Howe w.ll be solemnised
at the Butterworth residence, I Droit
Park, Oct. 80. The ceremony will be
quiet and witnessed by o aly the most in
Appointments of. Cadets.
Washington Citt, Sept. 19. Among
the West Point cadet app Mntments issued
yesterday were the follo'ving: R- G. Mo
Bride, Jeffersonville, Ind ; R. J. Wright,
Milwaukee, Wis.; G. I, Oberman (al
ternate). Milwaukee, Wis.
DEATH OF DION BOUCICAULT.
The Celebrated Playwright and Actor
Enters Into Itest.
New York, Sept. 19. D on Boucicanlt,
the eel ebr ate d
playwright and ac
tor, died yesterday
afternoon at his
residence, 103, West
at 5 o'clock, in the
68th year of hit
age. He caught a
cold, which devel
oped into pneumo
nia, on Tuesday
nueruoon.auurap- diom BOUCICAULT.
idly became worse, although he was con
scious up to the time of lis death. His
physician. Dr. DelaHeld, his wife, and the
uusae, alone were present when he died.
No arrangements for the funeral have
yet been made.
CYCLONE IN IOWA.
The Town of Manning Said to Have Been
Omaha, Sept. 19. It was reported late
last night that a cyclone had struck the
town of Manning, la., and almost wiped
it out. Nearly every hous iu the place
was leveled with the ground and the whole
village rendered desolate. It is reported
that two persons were killed and many in
jured. The country in the path of
the storm was swept bare, and it is
feared many casualties are yet to be re
ported. ABBREVIATE P TELEGRAMS.
The total RepuShuan plurality in Maine
Governor Fifer, of Illinois, has taken the
stump for a week.
The Daily Times of LaCrosse, Wis., has
J. S. Moore, of Texas, a recent arrival ia
Chicago, is reported missinti. His wife ia
The gold beaters of Boston have secured
an increase of wages from i'6 cents IL40
per pack of gold leaf.
The St. Paul has purchased the Milwau
kee and Northern road, and issued t,OUUt
000 in bonds with which to pay for it.
There is a cholera scare at San Fran
cisco, owing to apprehensions that the
epidemic may be brought there from
Two men were burned to d isth and two
others badly injured during s fire in a sta
ble on West Forty -first street, New York,
Thursday morning. Nlnetee.i horses weie
The hat of Abe Lyons, a collector for a
crockery Arm in Chicago, and a note of
farewell to bis friends, were found on the
river bank Thursday. He b supposed to
have committed suicide.
Some fool practical joker telephoned to
a man named Naraols, at Sr. Roches
factory in Quebec Thursday that i he let
ter's wife was dead. Naraois started
borne and dropped dead himself on the
Mrs. Adam Wuichter, who is a puzzle
to physicians of Carbondalt, Pa., bas
passed 170 days without food of any kind
passing ber lips. She has a c ir.ee r in bt r
throat and suffers excruciating pain at
John Faulds, who escaped from the
Kankakee, Ills., lunatic asylum two
weeks ago, bas obtained a writ of habeas
corpus for bis own release. I'e claims to
have been confined for eight years while
A teamster was hauling a lo id of hides
through the streets of Chicago when a
second teamster drove up behind him,
and transferred hnlf the load to his own
wagon. Teamster No. 1 did not know of
the theft until be began to u iload, and
No. 2 Is yet at liberty, although his iden
tity is known. .
(tiistave Koch, a crayon artist, well
known in New York, shot hiriself dead
Thursday morning beneath the window
of Emily Rossi, an actress eng iged with
Am berg's Stock company. Almost at the
same moment Miss Rossi shot herself
through the heart. The evidence indi
cates, that the pair, who were lovers, had
arranged to kill themselves together.
The World's Fair Commlanion.
Chicago, Sept. 19. At their meeting
yesterday the national commissioners of
the World's fair voted to begin balloting
for a director general directly after the
routine business of this morning's session
is finished. A resolution wasctTerod to
rescind the indorsement of a c ual site,
and was pending at adjournment
At the directors' meeting lait night
George R. Davis was selected for director
general, only ten of the thlrty-f ve direc
tors noting against him. The recommen
dation of the directors will be presented
to the national commission.
Central Strikers Apply for Work.
New York, Sept.. 19. There wis a rush
of Knights of Labor strikers to ti e Grand
Central station yesterday, the exec
utive board of D. A 24A having for mailt,
declared the strike off. General Superin
tendent Voorhee told the men that the
road was well manned at pressnt, aud
mat ail ne coum ao lor them wan to take
their names as applicants for work and
refer them to the division superintend
DENTKK, Colo.. Sept. 19. The Renub-
lican state convention assemble i .at S
o'clock yesterday, orgauiied and iidopted
a platform indorsing the administration
of president Harrison: indnralnir Hanatn
Teller for re-election, and demand ing free
silver coinage. Hon. Mosea Towusend
unanimously nominated for congress.
Central Train-Wreckers Iodic! ed.
Albast, N. Y.8ept.l9. The grand iurv
at Troy has indicted Cain, Buett ani Reed,
charging them with misplacing a switch
two miles above the point where th e train
was wrecked. It is said thai, Cur-Hal's
and Kieman's cases were tonsidert d and
no evidence against them was found, and
they will be discharged.
I SINGULAR PACTS.
Remarkable Resistance to a
8TETON0 HAKD AT THE BOYCOTT.
The Mayor of Spokane Falls, with Bank-,
era. Merchants and Lawyers, Working
Ing oa the Kxposltiou Building Miss
Johnstone's Second Appearance and
Tier Defense An Arm Load of Babld
Dog Vaccination Incident at Chicago
Aa Early Wedding.
Spokank Falls, Wash., Sept. 19. A re
markable spectacle was presented yesterday-at
the new exposition building
which is being constructed for the open
ing of the exposition Oct. 1. Two hun
dred union carpenter struck because the
board of directors bought a small quanti
ty of lumber from a boycotted mill after
failing in the attempt to secure it else
where. Public indignation was-aroused,
and a large number of prominent citi
sens, bankers, merchants, and lawyers,
went to the building, and with hammers
in hand engaged in the work of laying
shingles on the roof.
The Mayor Ooes to Work.
They will continue the work and the
directors will also put non-union men to
work. It is thought that the strike will
not delay the completion of the building.
The example has been contagious and
cores of other leading citizens will join
in the work, including Hon. A. M. Can
non, father of the city; J. J. Brown, the
millionare banker and capitalist; W. H.
Taylor, president of the board of trade;
Mayor Clough, and a host of others. The
strike was made without a moment's
warning. A conference was immediately
held, but it resulted in no agreement.
The board of directors Issued a call to the
public, explaining their course and urg
ing ail good citizeus to rally to the res
MISS JOHNSTONE'S DISPLAY.
Anthony Comstock Takes Notes Re
marks by the Actress.
New York, Sept. 19. The surprising
display of physique that Miss Sybil John
stone made at the Standard theatre iu the
studio scene in '"The Clemenceau Case,"
Wednesday night resulted in the attend
ance of the police and Anthony Com
stock at last night's performance. The
theatie was jammed, of course. Miss
Johnstone repented the amazing display
of her figure upon the model's pedestal in
the studio scene. She is a tall and pretty
woman, with blue eyes and golden hair.
She stood with her arms uplifted as the
"Haul Salt Qui Mai J Tense.
Miss Johnstone appeared to be entirely
self-posesse l. She was married only a
little over a month ago to a Wall street
broker. It was her second marriage. "I
will not conseut to the improper sugges
tiveness of wearing tights and a mere bit
of drapery," she said last nighL "They
wouldn't let me be a Galatea, so I took
the other alternative. I bold that it is
art to be natural. I resent the assertion
that my impersonation is in any way im
proper." The police did not interfere.
Hht Didn't Know Her Peril.
Chicago. SepL 19. A woman living at
711 Thirty iifth street went into Marshall's
drng store, at Thirty-fifth street and Cot
tage Grove avenue, Wednesday, aud asked
the clerk to look at her dog and prescribe
for it. She had the animal in her arms,
with a cloth thrown over iL One glance
at the dog was enough to convince the
clerk that it was mad. The beast was
frothing at the mouth and snapped at its
mistress. The clerk ran behind the pre
scription counter and saturated a handful
of cotton with chloroform, and after an
exciting time the beast was killed.
Married In the "Wee 8ma' Honrs."
DavkxPokt, Ia., Sept. 19. George E.
Farrill. son of Judge Samuel H. FarrilL
of Iowa City, and Miss Florence Foster, of
Pittsburg, Ia., formerly of Iowa City,
were married here at 1 o'clock Thurs
day nioruing. The groom, his fa
ther, and the 'clergyman came
from Iowa City on the Rock Isl
and limited, and the bride came alone
on the opposite train from the east. The
eeremony was performed In the parlor of
the Kimball house, the engineer who
made an extra run to bring in the groom
on time being the witness. .
A I'retty OlrPs Whim.
Chicago, SepL. 19. Health Commis
sioner Wickersham was called upon in bis
private office Monday by an exceedingly
pretty girl, who declared that she wanted
to be vaccinated, but not upon the npper
arm, because it that would "just be too
awful for fiill dress occasions." She was.
however, willing to have the neces
sary scarri neat ion done on the leg,
where the effects of the little operation
would lie invisible to scrutinizing glances.
Dr. Tomlinson, the oldest doctor in the
office, performed the operation.
Always Better Look a Little Out.
Detroit, Sept. 19. Harry J. Dewey, a
real-estato broker of this city, receutly
traded (18,000 iu mining Btock with James
Hatch, of Philadelphia, for 5,500 acres of
tana in tne northern peninsula of Michi
gan. Without looking up his property
Dewey disposed of the entire block to
different parties, and a few days ago it
was discovered that the land in question
lay miles off the shore of take Superior
under about 6'JO feet of water. He wants
to find Mr. Hatch now.
Worcester, Moss., Septl9. The Democ
racy met in state convention here Tester
day, and nominated the following tieket:
Governor, William E. Russell, of Cam
bridge; lieutenant governor, John Cor
coran, of Clinton; secretary of state, El
bridge Cushman, of Lake Village; treas
urer, William D. Trefrey, of Marblehead;
auditor, Ed U Mnnn, Holyoke; attorney
general, Ellsha B. Maynard, Springfield.
The platform demands reciprocity with
Canada, denounces the McKinlay bill, and
criticises the Blaine reciprocity schema
Hustling to Head Oft" the MoKinley Bill.
London, Sept. 19. The merchants of
Belfast, Ireland, the great linen manu
facturing center, are straining every nerve
to place as much linen, as possible in the
American market before the McKlnley
bill comes into operation. Not linen only,
but other articles for consumption in
America, on which the dutv ia raised hv
the McKinley bill, are being largely
shipped. Several manufacturers of toys
in i nunuga nave given notice to their
working people to prepare for emigration
Four Railroads Made Into One.
Philadelphia, Sept. 19. The Pitts
burg, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railway
company was yesterday formed by
merger and consolidation of the Pitta
burg, Cincinnati and SL Louis Railroad
company; the Chicago, SL Louis and
Pittsburg Railroad company; the Jeffer
sonville, Madison aud Indianapolis Rail
road company, and the Cincinnati and
A 10,000 Parse tor a Fight.
Long Island Citt, Sept 19. The Puri
tan club of this city haa offered a puree ot
110,000 for a fight between the middle
weight, Dempsey and Fitxslmmons. It
ia believed that Dempsey will soon decide
as to his action on the various tempting
oners tnat bave been made and the Puri
tan club expects to come outviclors.
The river and harbor bill haa been
sigoecLby both the speaker of the house
and president of the senate, and now gos a
to the president
A SAINT. ON THE SLY
Another Case of Secret Mor-
FBED. 8. DALE'S TWO FAMILIES.
One Wire and Children at Whitehall
and a Second Wife la New York City
He Cats a Splurge at Hit Legitimate
Home and a Fantastlo Caper When
Absent A Good Beasoa Why Hla Busi
ness Did Not Prosper Betrayal and
Desertion at Chicago.
New York, Sept. 19. The fashion aet
by Sheriff Flack, of maintaining two sep
arate households seems to have been anc
cessfully followed for six years by another
New York man of some prominence. This
Individual is F. S. Dale, for three years
past at the head ot the Dale silk mill at
Whitehall, which, stands on the . banks of
Lake Champlain. The facts are now out
and have fairly upset the town where his
original and legitimate family reside.
When Dale went to Whitehall he pur
chased the finest house in the place. He
lived in elegant style, gave wine dinners,
and carried himself like a millionaire
manufacturer to whom money was of lit
tle account and whose every wish could
be gratified. He had a delightful family,
and it was supposed that be was in every
sense a man who was as proper in his pn
vate life as be was elegaut in his personal
Detectives Unearth a Sensation.
But it didn't take long for the gossip of
the village to connect his name with that
of Mrs. James H. Parke, whose husband
belongs to one of the oldest and best fam
ilies in the village. These stories did not
gain publicity until some three months
ago, when Mrs. Parke suddenly left her
borne, after quarreling with her husband,
and is now living in New York, it is be
lieved. Dale was suspected of spiriting
away Parke s 13-year old daughter, and
detectives were put on his track in this
city. The search did not result in the
gaining of any clue to the whereabouts of
Mrs. Parke and child, but it revealed a
most sensational story in regard to the
lire or Mr. Dala
The Hoantiful "Mrs. Sprague."
While in Whitehall Mr. Dale appeared
in his real character as Frederick S. Dale,
silk manufacturer. He maintained a di f
ferent identity in New York, and was
known as "H. F. Sprague. a traveling
man." The detectives found that Mr.
and Mrs. Sprague lived in a cozy fl it on
West Thirty-fourth street. Mr. Sprague
on various occasions introduced Mrs.
Sprague as his wife, and they were gen
erally known in the apartment house as
Mr. and Mrs. Sprague, aud Mr. Sprague
was thought to be a traveliug man. Mrs.
sprague is a most beautiful woman,
about St years of age, light couiplexioned,
plump aud attractive.
An Adventurer In Business.
There is little sympathy in Whitehall
for Mr. Dale, for the people look on him
as an adventurer who has made the most
out of them that he could during his
brief residence in the town. Many poor
men subscribed to help him locate in the
village, thinking the big silk mill would
help the interests of the towu. But the
mill was run in a slack mnnuer, as but
few hands were employed, and the boom
that the town was promised never cams.
In the light of recent revelations it is
easily understood why the mill did not
succeed. Mr. Dale, it bas since been
learned, was too busy looking after his
personal pleasures, and the interests of
the mill were often left to look after them
selves. For Mrs. Dale and her children
who are still at Whitehall, much sympa
tby is expressed.
ADRIFT IN THE STREETS.
X Badder Case of Man's Inhumanity to
Chicaoo, Sept. 19. From the day she
arrived in Cbicago until the present time,
Mrs. Jalsian Wilbert has run the gauntlet
of misery, destitution, and desertion, and
now she is adrift on the streets with her
18 months-old baby, with not a cent in her
pocket. Two years ago she came from
Poland and went to Milwaukee. There
she met John Wilbert, w ho first betrayed
and then married her. Rut on the day of
the wedding Wilbert deserted his wife.
John Pienkowski, a Pole, who had been
deserted by bis wife, persuaded Mrs. Wil
bert to come with him to Cbicago.
Mrs. Pienkowski Appears.
For eighteen months the couple lived hap
pily together, though they were wretch
edly poor. Then Mrs. Pienkowski dis
covered ber husband living with another
woman, and took a novel way of securing
him again. She procured warrants
against the adulterous pair. In the mean
time a compact was made between the
husband and wife against the nn fortu
nate woman, Mrs. Wilbert. He was to de
sert her, turn her out of the two rooms at
55 Elston road, and assign the property
to his wifa
Deserted and Destltnte.
This was carried out to the letter and
the salts were dismissed by Justice La
Buy yesterday, as the wife withdrew her
prosecution. Mrs. Pieukowski cast a look
of triumph at the trembling little woman
holding her baby in her arms, and she
hauled her husbaud away. Mrs. Wilbert'a
only reply was to clasp her child tightly
to ber breast. She had eaten nothing for
a day, and in sheer desperation she walked
toward her old home. But Mrs. Pien
kowski drove ber away from the honse,
and the poor woman t urned to the streets,
homeless, moneyless, starving and de
serted. A Son of Veteran Accused.
Boston, Sept. 19. John A. McAndrew,
brother of William McAndrew, who was
arrested at Lynn charged with entering
the residence of Henry R. Stowell, at
Athol, the night ot Nov. 27, 189, aud
stealing therefrom jewelry and negotiable
stocks, bonds, aud notes iu all valned at
over f 100,000 has been arrested as an ac
cessory after the fact. It is alleged that
John A. negotiated some of the stolen
bonds in Chicago. He is promiuent in the
Sons of Veterans circles, having served as
colonel of the Massachusetts division of
Did a Good Aet and Died.
DENVER, Colo., Sept. 19. O. L. Barnes,
a botcher, Wednesday night assaulted bis
wife, whom he bad accused of infidelity.
Officer Wan less, who went to the womau's
assistance, was fired upon by Barnes and
killed. While falltug the officer shot
Barnes through the abdomen, fatally
wounding him. Haines was drunk.
The Heading Purchases a Canal.
Reading, Pa., SepL 19 The Reading
railroad has purchased the entire Union
canal property. The canal has been
abandoned for the past ten years. It cost
11,000,000 to build seventy-five years ago
It is not known what the railroad will do
with the property.
Burglars at Clinton Falls, Minn.
Minneapolis, Sept. 19. The Journal's
Clinton Falls, Minn., special says: The
tore of G. W. Knapp was burglarised
Wednesday night. Three thousand dol
lars in notes and M0 in money were
taken. The burglars are at large.
A Bipe Old Are.
J. H. Holcomb and wife, of Belcher
ville, Texas, have celebrated their fifty
fifth wedding anniversarv, and are still
hale and hearty. The secret of their
Ions: Hfe and good health ia that they
correct any slight ailment promptly, and
in that way avoid serious sickness. Like
most everyone else they are more fre
quently troubled with constipation than
any other physical disorder. To correct
this they take Bt. Patrick's Pills in pref
erence to any other, because, ss Mr. Hoi
comb says, "They are a mild pilL and
besides, keep the whole system in order.
We prise them very highly." For sale
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