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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1890.
Published Dally and Weekly at IBM Second Ave
nue, Kock Inland, lit
J. W. POTTER, "
Tan Dally. 80c per month; Weekly, $3.00
All communication of a critical or argumenta
tive character, political or religious, muxt have
real name attached for pnblfcatloo No snch arti
tide will be printed over fictitiona aiipialares.
Anonymous communications not noticed.
Correponlenee aoliclted from every township
In Kock Island county.
Satckdat, September 20, 1890.
' . STATS.
For Vnlted Statea Senator Jonw M. Palsies
For State Tieanrer Edwakd 8. Wilson.
For 8uit-of Public Instruction Hcnrt Raab.
For rnrvtr,l,1J"no" i::::::::"N."w. ""h":
Iniveralty, f ....Kkhrd D. Mohoa!
For Congress B T. Cabli
For State Senator R. H Htwvah
For Representative, Vk
For Coatitr JmK'e
For County Clerk.
ClIAKI.tl A. CREl'TZ
C I). GORDOU
For Treasurer o. B. Hrownir
For County Supt. of Schools. Cuts. B Mahshall
If when Mayor McConochie has served
the public for twenty years and Lis con
science tells bim he has done no wrontr,
he may be asked to go up higher.
Tiik reason that Mr. Oest's name has
not been mentioned in connection with
the Hennepin canal is because the people
generally think that he was not "in it."
C'akriEK Brums lost no time to
deliver his mail, nor did he lose any
lime in attending the meeting of colored
men on Thursday night. He had a right,
of course, and he waited on the outtdde
so as not to crowd the place.
Pait! Mr. Union man. would you make
any one believs that the object of the
colored meeting on Thursday night last,
was for the purpose of endoising the
Force bill? You know what the meet
ing was for, and vou shouldn't dodge the
truth, even if it tBkes an unusual Iffort
to resist it.
The Amies will at all times congratu
late Mayor McConochie or any one else
upon his efforts to improve the efficiency
of the police force. Its regret is that his
honor thought it necessary to summarily
dismiss Brennau lCiuse in twenty years'
service of that officer he permitted one
acl of misconduct to interfere with his
usefulness. To err is human, to forgive,
:'Tbk name of Mr. Oest appears in the
JSteerd this week. It was on Wednesday,
and when ' it was called at one
time, he didn't vote for or against
Perhaps be bad not made up his mind:
perhaps he didn't understand the ques
tion; perhaps he was not present, but
was driven to death somewhere looking
after the in Wrest of bjc .sti,'itrjpncy
ine.!"1. nnie me roil was called, upon
some other question, he answered to bis
name. And yet there are wicked people
who will say that Mr. Oest is not pushing
himself into an earlv grave for the sake
of the people of this district
Thirty pounds of butter were stolen
from the Rock Island house last night.
John Siegrist and Alonzo Hursey were
each fined $3 and costs this morning for
r rant j. rsrusn, or tnis city, was ar
rested on a street car in Moline last nitrht
for insulting a lady passenger and resist
ing an officer.
Pat Gifford, a soldier from the island
who was locked up in the armory list
niijht for being found drunk, was released
this morning and allowed to depart.
August Schleuter and Emma Ekberg
were married yesterday by Judge Adams,
They were both young and the girl had
August arrested for seduction, but com
promised the matter by marriage.
August Hansen had engaged with
tfarnums circus to accompany it, but
when be was about to leave town Chris
I)oll bad him arrested for etealing a
watr.b. He admitted the theft, and said
he bad pawned the watch.
Alex Bingman, from Coal Valley, was
yesterday taken in by a street fakir, ne
invested $5 on packages which were sup
posed to contain $10, but which really
contained nothing but a piece of candy.
vvhen he found out the swindle, he ap
plied to the autorities, and Justice
Hawes had the swindler pay back the $5
in addition to costs. His license was for
At Trinity church, tomorrow the six
teenth Sunday after Trinity and the feast
or St Matthew, services at 7 and 10:43 a.
m. and at 7.30 p. m. At the chapel at
2:3f) p. m., Rev. R. F. Sweet, rector,
At the First M. E. church, preaching at
10:45 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. In the morn
ing lay services addressed by Mr. Win.
Jackson. Evening service of song con
ducted by the young people. Sunday
school at 9:15 a. m., J. F. Robinson, su
perintendent. At the Central Presbyterian church,
usual services morning, preaching by the
pastor. Rev. Jno. II. Kerr. Sabbath
school at 9:30 a. m. and Y. P. S. C. E.
at 7-)0 p. in. No evening service.
Sabbath school at South Rock Island at
At the United Presbyterian church,
preaching at 10 45 a. m. and 7:30 p. in.
hy the pastor, Rey. H. C. Marshall. Sub
ject for morning: "Was there ever such
a man as Jesus Christ on earth?" Sun
bath school at :30 a. m. Young
people's meeting at :30 p. m.
At the Christian church, services to
morrow at 10:45 a. m. and 7;30 p. m .
conducted by the pastor, Rev. T. W.
Orafton. Morning subject: "Barren Fig
Tree." Evening subject: ' What the
Church can and ought to do for the
Workingman ." Sunday school at 9:15 a.
m. Young people's meeting at 6.30 p.
At the First Baptist church, the Rev.
C. E Taylor, pastor, will preach at 10:45
a. tn, subject, "The Model Worker,"
and at 7:30 p. m., subject: "Justified
Before God." Sunday school at 0 30 a.
m., J. W. Welch, superintendent. Mis
sion school at the Forty-fourth street
chBpel. at 8 p. m.. Mr. C. L. Williams,
superintendent. Young people's meet- j
ing at 6:30 p. m. Preaching at the
Forty-fourth street chapel at 7:30 p. m.
by Mr. Charles Knox.
That tired feeling now so often beard
of, is entirely overcome by Hood's Sar
saparilla, which gives mental and bodily
PILOTED BY DEATH.
The Grim Terror Bestrides the
AND REAPS A GHASTLY HARVEST.
The Reading Railway the Scene of a
Frightful Carnage of
Forty to fifty Passenger Meet a Sudden
and Awful Iloom Three Trains Filed
in Ruin, the Last Plunging Into the
Schuylkill Klver Eighteen Corpses
Recovered from the Wreck and an Un
known Number Still To He Pound
Thirty Wounded Rescued Detail of
REAPING, Pa., Sept. 30. A wreck oc
curred on the Reading road, seveuteen
mile above this place.at about 6:45 o'clock
last night. If everything is borne out by
subsequent developments, it is the worst
wreck that has ever occurred in this sec
tion iu the history of the Ren!iig Rail
way company. The train which u;st with
disaster left this city at i: 10 o'clock, ten
minutes late. It is ktiowu as tho Potts
ville express, ami was running at the rate
of at least forty-five miles an hour. It
had on board probably 125 to 150 passen
gers, and consisted of the engine, mail
and express cars and three passenger
cars. Atove f?hoeinakersville, about fif
teen miles alxve this city, there is a curve,
where the railroad is about eighteen to
twenty feet higher than the Schuylkill
Three Trains Piled l'p In Knln.
Here shortly bef ore 0 o'clock a freight
train ran into a coal train, throwing
several cars in the latter on the opposite
track, anil before the train hands had
time to go buck to warn any ttpproaehiug
train of the dntixcr, the Pottsville express
came around the eurve ami ran into the
wrecked con ears on its truk. The en
gine went down the embankment, fol
lowed by the entire train with its human
Sreue of Awful Horror.
The seeiie was one of great horror and
can be Ix-tter imagined than described.
The cries of ttie imprisoned passengers
were heartrending. It was a scene never
to be forgotten by those who participated
and s tirvived. Some of the passengers
managed to crawl out of their prison and
arouse the ut-ighborhood. Word was tel
egraphed to this city and nelp Munitioned,
but all information was refused at this
point by the railroad officials.
Si Irl and Thirty Wounded.
Physicians Hml aurgeont and a force of
300 workmen were taken to the spot, and
with the aid of a traveling electric light
plant, the work of clearing away the
wreck was at once fvoeeeded with. Work
waa slow and the dead and dying were
taken out with great difficulty. Up to 10
o'clock la-t night, six dead and some
thirty wounded, had been taken out. Of
the latter some were brought here and
others taken to the miners' hospital at
A long Roll or Victim.
The dead and wounded taken out up to
the above hour were as follows: Killed:
William D. Shome, Reading; John ti-"e,
mh'iwwt, rw iw'Ac, . V . -James Temple,
fireman, Pottsville. Pa.; Harry Logan,
conductor. Pottsville, Pa.-. David Aug
stedt, Mahoney City, died after being
taken from the wreck; K. W. lxgau, bag
gagemitf ter, Shenandoah.
Injnr-d: Harrison KilanJ. Philadelphia,
leg broken and internally hurt; Joseph
Southwnod, Cetitraiia. badly cut and in
ternally hurt: James V. Merkle. Bethle
hem, badly cut about head and internally
hurt; John Thornton, Leesport. badly cut
about head and body, seriously Injured;
Joseph Noll, Shenandoah, cut about head
and left shoulder broken; Frank B. Holl,
manager of Frank Mayo's Dramatic com
pany, cut about head and holy, bruised
about arms and legs; John Carroll, St.
Clair, back and internally Injured; Joseph
A. Asfeld, Ma honey City, bruised about
body and leirs; Robert Cotton, Pottstown,
injured internally; Paniuel Shollenburger,
injured internally; B. W. Cithler, Girard-
vllle. foot and leg mashed; John Coolick,
Mt. Carmcl, hurt internally and hands
mashed; W. W. Johnston, Shenandoah,
head badly cut and leg broken; George
Sunders. Reading, badly hurt about hack
and neck; Benjamin Franklin Beecher,
Shenandoah, left hip badly cut and leg
hurt; James llernhnrd, isnenandoah, left
hip crushed aud legs hurt; John Hess,
Mahony City, legs badly hurt; David G.
Young, Mahoney City, head badly cut
and legs sprained: Lyman Dick, Ham
burg, both legs broken; Dr. B. F. Saloda,
New Ringgold, right arm badly hurt; Ja
cob Ulmer, Pottsville, both legs broken:
Samuel Comb, Mahoney City, badly hurt
about body, and legs broken; William
Simmers, Ashland, hurt internally; Will
iam GlasHinair, Port Clinton, badly out
atxuit breast; l nomas Uooney, 1'uuauel
phia, head and legs injured.
A FRIGHTFUL DEATH LIST.
Later Report ' Plate the Number at
Forty or Fifty.
LATER. Direct communication has just
been had with t lie acene of the wreck, and
It is reported that the number of killed
will reach forty or fifty. It is impossible
to get the exact number at this hour. At
11 'p. in. Mail Agent Greenwald'a body
waa taken out, followed by the horribly
mangled bodies of two Mahoney City fire
men, who were on their way borne from
the firemen's convention at Chester. It is
rumored that George R. Kaercher, the
famous lawyer of Reading, ia among the
killed. Sixteen of the injured were
brought on a special train to the Reading
hospital at 11 o'clock.
Twelve More Known Pntalitle.
Up to midnight thirteen bodies had
been recovered. The names of those
known have already been given and the
remainder are unknown. Five bodies
were exposed to view in the wreck, but
they were pinned under the timbers and
had not been taken out The wreckers of
Creaaona and Reading had been sum
moned and both forces were hard at
Additional Names of Victims.
Thk Latest. Profeaaor Mitchell, of Iie-
hsgta university, Bethlehem, is among the
Injured at the Read ing hospital. Law
rence Barnes, of Philadelphia, Pa., had
his arm dislocated. The body of John R.
Miller, of Cressouia, was taken out at
George B. Kaercher, the railroad law
yer of Pottriville, who baa also a law onto
iu Philadelphia, is among the killed.
William I. Sliomc, one of Reading's
richest cii i.cu, was a passenger on the
train and was one of the first persona re
Twenty Still in the Wreck.
John M Douoijgh, Jack Noll, and Will
iam J(diuoii, of Sliutir.ndoah, badly hurt.
and John Straus-s, of Schuylkill Haven.
are among the latest injured reported. It
In still lielieved that twenty or more are
now lieneuth the wreck.
A Passenger'a Account of tho Wreck.
A passenger who went down with the
wreck, and who was but slightly hurt.
Bays: hen the passenger train left
Reading the cars were all filled, many of
the pasaengers being ladies. I cutt in the
front part of the laat car. The train waa
going at a lively rate of Kp -ed. The pas
sengers nppeannt a happy crowd, many of
uie ladies cliaMmg and laiiuhinu after a
day's pleasure at the Berks county fair. I
wna viewing the lovely country through
which we were passing, when suddenly
there was a terrible cinsh. 1 was burled
from my seat, nnd while the cars rolled
down the twenty-foot, embankment, I was
thrown from one side of the car to the
other like a boy, when, splash, went one
end into tho water, and I was thrown
that partially stnnned me.
People St ruckling for Lit .
"I quickly recovered myself and man
aged to climb upon the seats on that side
of the ear which lay against the embank
ment. I was a prisoner in the -r, una
ble to get out, and while I was nursing
my sprained ankle and dislocated, wrist, I
realised that I was In a scene of veritable
horror. Around me were human beings
struggling in the water, screening in
their fright and some almost dragged me
back into the water again. A few saved
themselves as I did and the remainder
struggled in the water until they quietly
sank out of sight."
THE CENTRAL TRAIN WRECKERS-
What the Acensed Men Actually Con
fessed An Unsolved Myste ry.
Troy, N. Y., Sept. 20. Reed, Cain and
Buett, the men charged with a conspira
cy to wreck a Central-Hudson train in the
town of East Greenbury on the night of
Sept. 4 last, entered pleas of not t uilty in
the court of sessions yesterday morning
before Judge Griffith, and Kiernan and
Cordial were discharged. The gra nd jury
found no evidence to connect any of the
men In custody with the wrecking of the
Montreal sleeper at the Staats crossing in
the town of Schodack on the same night.
The reported confessions were a sensa
tional feature of the ease for which there
appears to have been no found a ion In
fact. What Reed, Cain and Buatt did
confess to was this, that after hatching
the plot to wreck a train they met in
Green bush at what is known as the Cab
bage switch of the Central Hudson rail
roatl. The switch is near a cabbnge gar
den. They broke into a tool home at 11
o'clock at night, after which they threw
the switch of the south-bound tr.tck and
wedged fish-plates in between tho rails.
Cain had a switch key and Reed h Id a re
volver while the others did the work.
The Mystery of Montreal Express.
While they were thus engaged they saw
the wreck of the Montreal express at the
Staats crossing, but have no idea how it
come about. They remained nar the
"Cabbage switch" for an hour antl a half
and then returned to Albany. Red waa
arrested on the following Sunday and
Cain and Buett fled to Presco' t, Ont.
Reed made his statement on Sept. 10, and
Cain and Buett on the 12th, the latter in
Herkimer on the way home. They were
made separately, but agree to deta Is per
fectly. The mystery surrounding the af
fair at the Staats crossing by which the
second section of the Montreal expr -ss was
wrecked is as deep as ever. With some
the theory is that it was an accident due
tolthe spreading of the rails. T'le mis
misplRced switch at Greenbush did not re
sult in an accident. The trials of Reed,
Cain, and Buett were Bet down for Tues
day next. Kiernan was re-arresed by
Detective Humphrey, of the Central road,
on a warrant charging the crime of dis
placing a switch of the company between
Albany aud Karners to Kiernan antl Cain.
Strikers who apply to the New York
Central for work are required to repudi
ate the Knights of Labor.
The losses by the floods in Islington
and Broadhrook Valley, Conneciunt. on
Wednesday night will aggrevt ItiO 000.
The residence of '' pu B. Greenl nt, at
Peoria, was ee.ered by burglars Thurs
day -! 2,isti in cash, jewelry, and other
The river and harbor appropriation bill
and the anti-lottery bill are now laws.
President Harrison having attached his
signature to them.
The St.. Louis Piesbytery has adapted
resolutions vigorously condemning the
proposal to keep the World's fair at Chi
cago open on Sunday.
An incendiary Great Whitehall, Mich ,
Friday morning early, destroyed the busi
ness part of the town. Loss, tluo.OO); in
surance, about JSO.OTO.
At the meeting of the World's fa r na
tional commissioners Friday, Col. George
It. Davis, of Chicago, was elected direc
tor general of the exposition.
The superintendent of the exposition
building at Spokane Falls, Vah. bay
that his new force of men the maytr,
bankers, merchants, etc. are doing more
work in a day than the strikers iiy.
The American ship Challenger eeched
Boston Friday in a disabled condition.
During a hurricane on Aug. 81 eig'it of
the crew were blown overboard and
drowned, and four others seriously in
jured. Tlfb Turkish man-of-war Ertogronl hHS
foundered at sea. Five hundred of her
crew were drowned. The mail stetrner
Musahi Maru has been lost off Cochin, a
town on the Malabar coast, and al. her
crew, with the exception of one Japanese,
The comptroller of the currency hai au
thorized the First National bank of Can
astota, N. Y.,;and the First National Innk
of Telluride, Colo , to liegin business, each
with a capital of 50.000; and the Eeck
ham National bank, of Graham, Tex.,
capital $100, OiM).
Chicago evening papers Friday printid
a report that an attempt had been made
by medical students, a few days i ftr
Spies, Parsons, et al., were hanged in 1KH,
to steal the body of Spies for the pur
pose of examining his brain for evidences
of insanity. They were scared off b a
watchman, so the report saya
The carpenters in the dockyards at Al
giers, just opposite NewOrlenns, La., are
on a strike against a rnle aTohibit ing
them from leaving their work twe or
time times a day for the purpose of
"whetting their whistles" with "lard
drink." The men say that it is a time
honored custom and shall not be hnnoted
in the breach.
Mother Bennett, who lives near Grt en
ville, Ala., is 115 years old, as attested by
the family Bible. She did not join a
church until she was 112, when she was
immersed by a clergyman only 31 years
old. She is vigorous and two Sundays in
every month walks three miles to church,
and reads without glasses. Her hair has
been white, but a few years ago chan;ed
to black and is long, thick and wavy.
The Warrant tar O'Brien and Dillon.
London, Sept. 30. A study of the war
rant upon which Dillon and O'Brien were
arrested shows that it fails to specify with
any particularity the offenses for which
the arrests were ordered. Healy believes
that it is fatally defective, and that if the
accused are granted an appeal they vill
be able to have the proceedings quashed.
Sir Charles Russell, the eminent barrister,
takes the same view.
Colorado Repntllcan Nominations.
Denver, Sept. 20. The Republican
state convention yesterday morning nom
inated John L. Routt for governor a ad
Judge William Storey for lieutenant-gov
ernor; secretary of state, E. J. Sttton, of
Colorado Springs; treasurer, J. H. Feslsr,
of Glenwood Springs; attorney generti,
Samuel W. Jones, of Breckinridge; m
perintenduut of instruction, Fred Dick, of
Slowly Roasted to Ieath.
Chicago, Sept. 20. Richard Filler
lived alone and was subject to epilep ic
fits. While nsing an oil stove yesterd iv
morning to cook his bavtkfast, he w.ts
taken with a fit and tumbled helpless on
the stove, where he slowly roasted to
death. The odor of burning flesh final y
attracted attention and his almost lifeleia
body was discovered.
Bein'a You n gnat Daughter Dead.
Portsmouth, N. H., Sept. 30. Maud
Ilein, the third victim of her murderous
father, died yesterday morning. The
funerals of the father, and the daugh
ters, Carrie, Bertha and Maud, was held
Secretary Rusk, of the department J
agriculture, passed through Chicag9
Friday on his way to visit the beet sugar
refinery at Grand Island, Neb. He has
great hopes for the new industry. Ha
will visit his Wiscou sin borne en route.
azainst the aide ot the car with a force
Democrats Use Them
WANTED,4 QTJ0BUM IN THE HOUSE
The Speaker's Efforts to Obtain One
Rattled by the Us of "Billy" Maaon'a
Method of Hiking" OutThe Photo
graph as a Campaign Device Plumb's
Queries to the Treasury Promptly An
swered The National Bankruptcy Bill
Washing TOM CiTT, Sept. 20. How
many members is a full house for the
purpose of determing what a quorum is?
That is the question that Speaker Reed
decided temporarily yesterday. In his de
cision he went upon the theory that the
number of living members counting out
the vacancies is the basis of a quorum.
This position was antagonized by Crisp of
Georgia, who contended that the whole
number represented by the number of
congressional districts in the country was
the correct basis.
A DerUlon with a String to It.
The speaker premised his decision with
the reservation that if, after careful ex
amination, he should find precedents in
opposition to it, he would not adhere to
it. The chair had a distinct recollection
that Speaker Randall had held that a
quorum was a majority of the living
members. But he could not find the de
cision in the journal. The decision of
Speaker Grow in 1801 did not appear, ou
examination, to go so far as the chair,
and some members had thought. It only
went to the extent of saying that a major
ity of those members originally chosen
tonstituted a quorum of the house. The
ties t ion as to whether a majority of those
woro ia should constitute a quorum
had leen left in abeyance.
What the Karller Decisions Were.
All previous decisions had been that a
quorum must consist of a majority of
those that might have been chosen. The
only hesitancy on the part of the chair
was his recollection of the opinion of
Speaker Randall. Nevertheless, the chair
did not think that any doubtful decision
ought to be made, and would therefore
adhere to the rule that lot members con
stituted a quorum, and in counting
quorums during the session the speaker
did it in accordance with that rule.
Scenes In the House.
The scenes in and about the house yes
terday were similar to those which have
been enacted ever since the filibustering
tactics were firxt inaugurated, although
there was no unusual excitement or blood
shed or broken noses. The Republicans
could not get a quorum of their own mem
bers, and as the Democrats refused per
sistently to enter the hall the speaker
found it a very difficult task to find a suf
ficient number of members to make up a
Kilgnre's Vigorous Kick.
The action of Kilgore Thursday in kick
ing down the door in order to leave the
chamber gave rise to the report that be
would be brought lfore the bar of the
house for contempt, but it was soon found
that this would not be done, as Kilgore
actually violated no rulo of the house.
At the moment he was refused exit pro
ceedings under the call of the house had
been dispensed with, and he had a perfect
right to order the doors open, and was
technically justified in forcing his way.
Photographic Political Thunder.
The Republicans claim that they have
entire confidence that the people of the
country will not indorse the present fili
bustering tactics of the Democrats, and
that their action in leaving the hall
will help the Republicans materially dur
ing the coming campaign. Having in
mind this tie.lief, ihey have utilized the
situation in a novel manner to make cam
paign capital out of the present situation.
Yesterday morning they secured the
services of a photographer and placed
him in the galleries to take pictures of the
chamlier with the empty seats on the
Democratic side aud all the Republicans
iu their places.
The I'rice of Silver Mullion.
Washington CiTT, Sept. 20. The treas
ury department yesterday received for
purchase Sin, fm ounces of silver bullion,
470,000 of which were accepted at the fol
lowing prices: SO.lf K) ounces at $1.1625,
100,000 ounces at 1 .1W5, HKI.IM0 ounces at
tl. 164, ino.000 ounces at $1 1M5, 20,000
ounces at $1.16W, 50,000 ounces atfl.lH28.
THE TREASURY REPLIES TO PLUMB.
A Categorical Answer to the Kansas Sen
Washington Citt, Sept. 20. Acting
Secretary Batcheller, of the treasury, yes
terday sent to the senate the following re
ply to Plumb's resolution of inquiry
about the department's met hod of purchas
ing and paying for silver bullion: "There
is no rule or policy of this department
which requires that checks drawn in pay
ment of silver bullion purchased under
the recent act of congress bo paid over the
counter of the sub-treasury at New York.
As a matter of fact these checks pass
through the New York clearing house the
same as other checks drawn on the assist
ant treasurer at New York.
Senator Sherman Was Correct.
"In regard to the issue of treasury notes
of large denominations in payment ot
silver purchased, I have the honor to
state that it was found impracticable to
engrave and print in the period of thirty
days the time allowed between the pass
age of the act of July H, lsy.j, authoriz
ing the issue of these notes, and the date
the purchases of silver were to commence
a supply sufficient of these notes to
comply with the law except in denomina
tions of $1,000 and $100.
Plenty of Small Notes Soon.
"In the course of a few days, however,
certainly by the first of next week, the
supply of treasury notes of small denom
inations will be sufficient to enable the
department to make payments for silver
purchased in notes of small denomina
tions instead of larger ones. When the
supply of small notes will permit, tire
Botes of large denominations already
issued will be changed at the treasury
and its branches for notes of small de
nominations, and as fast as such notes of
large denomination are received in the
treasury, notes of smaller denominations
will be paid out in their stead.
A Habit of the Treasury.
"In order to prevent any scarcity of
notes of small denominations by reason
of the liecessary issue of treasury not as ot
large denominations, the treasurer of the
United States has been in the habit of re
ceiving treasury notes of large denomina
tions on deposit with the assistant treas
urer at New York for transfer of funds,
and shipping from the treasury notes of
small denominations (silver certificates
and greenbacks) to hanks reauestinir
Not Paid In Gold Coin.
"With reference to the inquiry 'whether
such method of payment does not prac
tically result in the payment of such
checks in itold coin instead of treasury
notes,' I have the honor to state that the
amount of treasury notes paid out to date
in the purchase of silver bullion, all in de
nominations of tl.000 and f 100, has been
$5,209,000, of which amount $985,600 have
been received back in the treasury in the
payment of dues, and are now carried as
cash, leaving the sum ot $4,13,400 in cir
culation. Sn far as the department is in
formed, there has been no demand of any
magnitude upon the treasury for the re
demption of these notes in gold coin."
Fifteen Men Killed in Maxieo.
CiTT OF Mexico, Sept. 20. A freight
train and ballast train collided on the
Vera Cruz railroad yesterday morning.
The engines were dashed into pieces, kill
ing both engiueersand fatally injuring a
fireman. About a uozen men on the bal
last train were also killed.
THE BAD CITIZEN
Maketh the "Chump" to Howl
YE TOOL AUD MONEY SOON PAETED
For the 8lnfal Fakir Offereth Rome
thing for Nothing;, and Lo. the Fopn
lace Are Swift To Be Gathered in A
Credulous Man Shall He the Sport of
the Wicked and His Wealth.lt shall Hie
XoKWALK, Conn., Sept. " 30. About 5
o'clock Thursday afternoon a stranger
dressed in the height of fashion drove np
in an open carriage and stopped in front
of the N'orwalk hotel. Unpacking a lot
of watches and jewelry he began to sell
to the crowd which gathered. First he
sold sleeve buttons at 25 cents a pair, and
bought them back from the purchasers
for SO cents, finally banding back the but
tons to the buyer as a gift.
Just Suited the Populace.
This drew an immense crowd and pro
duced a great deal of excitement. Then
the stranger displayed several alleged gold
watches, put a $10 bill inside the case of
each, aud began to sell them for $10.
Hundreds clustered round the carriage,
struggling to get near enough to pur
chase. When the Rev. David M. KUvood
a local preacher, nearly 80 years old, paid
$10 for a chain, ring, gold watch, aud a
$J0 bill, and found them all genuine, the
crowd became almost a mob in the strug
gle of each individual to follow his exam
ple. l.lt Out fur the Railway.
When the well-dressed stranger had
obtained about all the money there was in
the crowd, and appeared anxious to de
clare another dividend of I'm per cent., he
suddenly changed his mind, aud started
for the South Nor walk station as fast as
the spanking pair of bay horses could
carry him. His movements were inter
cepted, however. Oueof the victims, anx
ious to fiud out whether he had in some
mysterious wr.y been swindled, examined
his alleged gold watch, ami foitud it but
a poor imitation in gilt and mighty hard
Muney MinHitiK, Likewise Stranger.
When the lid whs pried open, the flO
bill bad disappeard. His name is S. B.
Wilson, a bos carpenter, and he immedi
ately had the man arresttd. The prisoner
was taken to Lawyer Kdward.M. Lock
wood's office, where a preliminary hear
ing was held In-foru Justice C. H. Cuolidge,
who released him on his promiw! to re
turn Wilson's $10 and pay the cos: s of the
court. While otin-rs were clamoring for
writs the fellow reached the train at
South Norwaik and escaped.
An Old Hand at tht tiamr.
The swindler, it is estimated, made
alstut t5"U by the operation. Among his
victims were many well known business
men and clerks. The swindler worked
the same game in Hridgcport, Stamford,
and Port Chester. He was iu Dan bury
last week, and just as he was about to
drive off he was nearly mobbed by the
crowd. His wagon was upset, an 1
cheap jewelry was scattered along
A QUAKER'S COSTLY ERROR.
Kutrrlaiii Strangers and They Sriion
II i in fur live Thousand.
STKl'PrNVLI.K. O, Sept, 20. Henry
Burns, a wealthy Q taker farmer, living
fifteen miles from here, was swindled out
of $".on0 last week by sharpere. The men
Oslled at his house Thursday with a grip
sack containing, as they said, $1S Br wiih
which they wanted to buy land. After
making arrangements to buy Hums' I md,
they agreed to leave the money fi.r a few
days with him.
1 he Climax of the Oral.
Saturday they returned and requested
Burns to loan them $",0o0. Thinking l e
was amply protected by the money m I lie
sachel, he drew fTi.OI'O from the bank and
turned it over to them On Monday his
Mispictons being aroused he opened the
vachel ami found it to contain wood and
paper. The matter did not leak ont mi
til yesterday, owing to the reticence of
Burns aud the bank officials.
DIVIDING THE ENEMY.
Sonth Carolina Republicans In Nomi
nale "Straight" I e nior rati.
Columbia, S. C, Sept. 20 The llepub
lican state convention has decided in fa
vor of placing a full state ticket in the
field, and the matter was left to the state
executive committee with full power to
act. It was undoubtedly the sense of the
convention, as it is also now of the execu
tive committee, to nominate a state ticket
composed entirely of "straight-out" Dem
ocrats in oppos.il ion to Farmer Tillman.
Such a ticket, it is claimed by the Repub
lican leaders, will receive the solid Repub
lican vote of i ho state and also, it is lie
lieved, of that element of the Democracy
which has not yet norever will acquies ce in
the nomination of Tillman.
Want All the Cream.
Chicago, Sept. 30. For some time the
officials ol the Illinois Cent r"al have been
considering demands made by the em
ployes in the passenger and freight de
partments, the men stating I hat they only
wanted what was customary on other
roads. General Superintendent Sullivan
was asked yesterday why the railway was
so long about ir, as the men only a-ked
what was given elsewhere. Said he: "If
you call taking the best features from all
roads, nnd leaving out those features
that are not so satisfactory taking the
cream, in fart a basis founded on other
roads' rules and wages, perhaps it is."
Only Two Persons Killed.
OMAHA. Neb, Sept. 20 Special dis
patches to The He confirm Thursday
night's report of a cyclone in the vicinity
of Manning, la., hat the report that forty
people were killed proved untrue. Will
iam Ferry and child were killed, and a
numWr were injured. The loss of prop
erty will amount to several thousand dol
lars. Horrible Dltcovery at Saegedin.
VIENNA, Sept. 20. The body of a woman
named Goeda was exhumed at Szcedin
yeste rday for the purpose of an autopsy.
When the coffin Was opened it was found
that the woman had laen buried alive,
and that she h 1 1 given birth to a child in
Sentenced to Klentrothanasia.
Glens Falls, X. Y., S.-pt. 2-l The jury
in the Cal Wood murder trial yesterday
returne'd a verdict of guilty of murder in
the first degree. The prisoner was sen
tenced to lie executed by electricity at
Dannamora prison during the week o f
Ronmama's Queen In Knglaml.
London. Sept. 2J. The queen of Rou
mania paid a visit to Bray yesterday, and
met with an enthusiastic reception from
the people of the village, which was beau-
uruuy decorated with Bags and floral de
vices, in honor of the noet-o. ueen. Tim 1..
cal magnates made speeches of welcome
" uilu me luir guest responded
A Ripe Old Age.
J. H. Holcomb and wife, of Belcher-
ille, Texas, have celebrated their firtt
fiftb wedding anniversary, and are still
bale and hearty. The secret of their
long life and Rood health is that thtv
correct any slight ailment promptly, and
in that way avoid serious sickness. Like
most everyone else they are more fre
quently troubled with coostipation than
any other physical disorder. To correct
this they take St. Patrick's Pills in pref
erence to any other, because, as Mr. Boln
comb says, "They are a mild pill, and
besides, keep the whole system in order.
We prize them very highly." For sale
by Hartz & Bahnsen.
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BEATS T ZEE IE
Forced to Leave Hone.
Over 60 people were forced to leave
their homes yesterday to call at the diug
eist's for a free trial package of Lane's
Kamily Medicine. If your blood ia bad,
your liver and kidneys out of order, if
you are constipated and have headache
and an unsightly complexion, don't fail
to call on any druggist today for a free
sample of Ibis grand remedy. The ladies
pmrne it. Everyone likes it. Lirge size
package 50 cents.
Who of us are wimout trouble be they
smnll or largeT The blessings of health
are best appreciated when we are sich
and in pain. A backing cough, a severk
cold, or any throat or lung disease are
very troublesome; but all ot these may be
quickly and permanently cured by Dr.
Bigelow's Cure. Safe and pleasant for
sbildren . Price 5ft cents.
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