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THE HOCK ISIiAKD -AHGUB. MONDAY. SEFTEMBEH 2fl, 1890.
Publiihed Daily nd Weekly at 1AS4 Second At-
Dve, ItocB laianu, jiu
J. W. Potter.
Turns-Dally, 60c per moath; Weekly, J3.00
All communication, of critical or srgnments
tlre character, political or reunions, mart have
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tlcleti will be printed over flctltioua .lenstoren.
Anonymon communication, not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from every township
In Hock Island county.
Monday. September 23, 1890.
For United States Senator Johh M. Paihk
ror State Tieasnrer Kdward 8. Wilson.
ForBuplot Public Instruction Hskrt Kaab.
For Trustees Illinois I N W- oraham.
University, J ....Kicuabd D. Moruam.
For Congress BBS T. Cabu
For State Senator ...
R. H HnnAH
I Qbohs W. VnrroH
(John A. Wilson.
For Conntv .Tudee.
For County Clerk..
CUABLCS A. CRIUTZ
C- D. Gohimin
Gbo. B. Rrownbk
For County Supt. of Schools. Cms. B Wahsuall
' The Moline Republican is showing an
evidence that there is a man of some snap
and vigor, combined with intelligence,
poshing tbe pencil on its editorial col
umns. . Aftek the November election Mr. Gent
can console himself by the reflection that
it is better to be right than to be left
There is a consolation in that some
Tiik usual way of electing United
States senators is like tbe proceedings in
an auction shop the highest bidder gels
it. General Palmer is paving the way to
a better method.
In any event it cannot be long before
the adjournment of congress and MrOest
will have to cont-ider the caterpillar and
bump himself if he wishes to do some
thing by which he can be remembered.
CiiKisToi'iiEH Columbus was not aware
that he had discovered America, nor is
Mr. Blaine a war.: that be has discovered
free trade. Mr. Gest, however, is aware
that his political days are numbered.
"VVbats the matter with Oest." was
inscribed on a banner on Saturday niiiht
Don't .know. That question has been
troubling tbe people of this district for
some time. There are some pretty strong
guesses made, howerer, as to what is the
matter with him, and the one that seems
to come the Dearest is that be is out of
his element and ought to be home.
What an amount of uneasiness, un
certainty, depression and discontent has
been created by the McKioley tariff bill.
If it had beeu a democratic measure how
the republicans would have gloated over
its unpopularity and have mmJe-ii ic.rn-
paiJ?DJUJAtfrt very town. And yet
lffrTbeBt supported that bill by bis vote
and would have done so by his voice had
he been capable.
Joe Baas cut Mr. Oest out of several
votes that he might otherwise to have had
by attempting to make political capital
out of last Saturday evening's public
spirited demonstration . An appeal for
the recognition of a man at such a time
who bad nothing whatever to do with the
success of the measure in question, was
not only exceedingly bad taste, but tin1
der the circumstances was rediculous.
Harrison is helping out the Wall
street speculators with 1.000 bills
After tbey are supplied and become fully
satisfied, the farmers in this section of
the country will receive attention, and
will have money forwarded tbem by
which tbey can pay their debts, and stave
off tbe rigora of a hard winter. That is,
after the east has been satisfied, remem
her. We are not champs.
Senator Inoali.s, who would rather
love the worst republican that the best
democrat, is charging Kansas farmers 18
per cent for the use of money eight per
cent more than tbe law allows. Of course,
as he says, he can see no more use for the
ten commandments in his affairs. Ingalls
is a shining light in the republican party.
All the republicans are not money squeez
era, but all the money squeezers are re'
A HASCALLY CONTRACTOR.
Ills llafM-Kllty Hesult- in a Kiot. and Svr
eritt IimiI .Men.
CATI.ETTMiriHi, Kv. S.;pt '. TV.) or
three Weeks K" Kelioc, a contractor on
the Norfolk ami Western rxilroutl npar
Wayne Court Iloiiwe, W. Va., skipped
out, leaving il.-liN unpaid. Anions the
creditor were Ilnliiiti laborers. The
Contractor who Niieeeedeil Kehoe on the
railnmil put a iiiiinlier of new Inlxirers to
work in a cut where the Italians previ
ously hail lieen eiitfatreil. To this the
Italians objected, and ran thu new men
out three succemive tunes, and demanded
the money due them. During each bat
tle several men on either ide were badly
A Fmht with the Shrrifl" I'nase.
The contractor applied to tins civil au
thorities for proieetion, and Friday the
sheriff of Wayne county, with a posse of
twenty men. appeared at. the works to ar
rest the Italian. Immediately upon the
appearance of the siiurilf's posse a terrible
light ensued. The Italians surrounded
the sheriff and party, and for a while
thing looked decidedly blue for them.
Firing w.ts general all nlonx the line.
After the shooting several luen were
found stretched upon the ground dead.
Forty Italians were arrested and jailed.
None of the sheriff's imsae was hurt badly.
The scene of the lijjiit is fifty miles from
here, and information 1. ml to obtain.
Relented a (lunil Tim to Ua OfT.
fiAN Fkakcisco, Kept. 2i The Crrron-
icle'a special from Wiimemucu, Nev.,
aays: Great excitement was occasioned
yesterday on the east-bound train, while
lying at Humboldt, by an explosion iu the
.mail car. A registered package addressed
to Anderson, Tex., sent by Chollis He Co.,
Truckee, exploded while the mail clerks
were at luuch. All the letters and pack
ages in the same box were scorched. The
package was found to have contained a
conical shaped hard rubber tube, which
bad been Ulledwith an explosive.
Suing a Kail way for a Itlnw Up.
Cincinnati, Kept. 23. Saturday after
noon the Kiui8 Powder Mill com pany
aned tbe Pittsburg, Chicago and St. Iouia
railway company to recover 50,000 for
damages arising from tbe explosion at
the mills several mouths ago. The Pe
ters Cartridge company filed a similar
suit to recover $117,000. A badly con
ducted running switch of the defendant' s
cars caused the blow up.
And the Lapse of Memory Cost
Six Human Lives.
DSEADFUL DISASTER AT CHICAGO.
A Rear End Collision Telescopes an Ex
cursion Car and Works Terrible Havoc
Complete 1.1st of the Tead of the Read
ing Railway Horror Flunge of a
Freight Train into the Chasm Left by
a Burned Trestle On Man Slowly
Roasted Other Accidents.
CHICAGO, Sept. 23. Four persons dead,
two dying, and live seriously wounded
was the result of somebody's carelessness
at Douglas Park station last eveuing.
Shortly after 7 p. m. a train of the Illi
nois Central road stopped at Kedzie ave
nue. It was the last of four sections which
were taking home a crowd of excursion
ists who had gone out to Addison to en
Joy themselves. At Clyde the train was
huuted to the Burlington tracks, and at
Dpuglas Park station it stopped. As it
backed toward the west the Downer
Grove express of the Burlington road
came thundering along, and before brakes
could be set or alarm given, the pilot of
the Burlington engine went crashing into
the rear end of the pic-nic train.
1 Terrible Work of the Collision.
The second car was a light suburban
one. The one behind and the one ahead
of it were regular coaches, a gread deul
heavier. When the Burliugtou train
struck the rear coach of the train it rose
from its trucks and plowed over the tin
der box iu its way. For ten feet it was a
complete telescope. The heavier coach
behind cut down the light one iu front as
though it was an eggshell and the human
beings hi its way were ground to death or
cruelly injured. Four persons were killed
Instantly and seven others were injured,
wo of whom will die. Many others were
liightly hurt and all uboard the picnic
train ami the Burlington passengers -were
throwu from their seats ami severely
Mmnnof TIiimc CU;lit in the Wrn t.
Following is the list of killed and in
jured: Killed Lily Dinuier. 18 years old;
Martha Dinnier, 20 years old, a sister of
Lily; two unknown men, one apparently
about 1J and the other 'Si yearn of age.
Fatally Wounded Minnie Pilgrim, 22
years old, 'both legs broken and some in
ternal injuries; Otto Kclott, H years old,
badly crushed and not expected to live.
Injured Louis Torpey, leg broken; Al
bert Berger, foot crushed; Henry New
man, face crushed; Til lie Burke, collar
bone broken and internal injuries; Freda
Koswick, left leg crushed.
Orders lxsued for Arrests.
Had the Burlington traiu been running
at a high rate of speed every person iu the
car would have met instant death. Citi
zens carried most of the killed and in
jured into the little station before tbe po
lice arrived. No sooner had the accident
happened than the conductor of the Illi
nois Central train uncoupled the tele
senjted cars, and with the rest of his traiu
drew into Chicago. The police at once
sent word to the central station ortleriug
the arrest of all the train hands, but only
the conductor and the brakeman could b:
found last night, the lireman and engineer
Xo Rear Lights Ilisntayed.
Robert .Dixon, the emjUieer of the Bur
lington train, in an interview said: "I am
positive there were no rear lights dis
placed on the rear of the Illinois Central
train, aud the flagman did not Hag us. I
had every reason to suppose I was run
ning on a clear track when I'went into
the rear end of tiie excursion train." The
tendency of those who saw the accident
was to put the blame ou the Central train
Latkr. Robert Dixon, the engineer
of the Burlington train; Jack Walsh, his
fireman, and Conductor Kay, of the same
train, were arrested last night. No one
on the Burlington train was hurt; in fact,
the train itself was scarcely damaged.
THE WRECK ON THE READING.
Twenty Persons Lost Their Lives and
Thirty-One Were Wounded.
Rakdisg, Pa., Sept. 22. Although the
disaster on the Erie railway was a terrible
one, there is some satisfaction in know
ing that it was not more than half as hor
rible as the first reports indicated. In
stead of forty or fifty the total number of
dead is now known to reach only twenty.
The wounded, none of whom has so far
died, number thirty-one.
The Complete Death Roll.
The full list of dead taken out of the
wreck is as follows: John F. Miller, Cres
sona; George Greenawale, mail agent,
Pottsville; John White, engineer. Potts-,
ville; James Teniplin. fireman. Pottsville;
William I). Shomo, Heading; Harry Ja
coby, stonecutter, I'ottstowu; Joseph
Becker, chief burgess, Mahanoy City; Sol
omon Hoover, aged 60, Pottsville; Mrs.
Edward J. Fox, aged 41. Pottsville; Ed
ward J. Fox, aged 41, Pottsville; George
R, Kaercher, aged 45, Pottsville; Harry
Loughlin. conductor of express; John Os
bum, Philadelphia; Mrs. J. E. Fredericks,
Pottsville; J. E. Fredericks, husband of
the almve; Joseph Bailsman, Philadel
phia; N. C. Vauderslice, PhcBnixvllle;
John Hired lc Philadelphia, P. and K. en
gineer; Michael Summers, Mahanoy City;
Frank Hassman, Mahanoy City.
The Injured Passengers.
Several of the injured have internal
wounds, and may die, but there 1s no Im
mediate apprehension in their cases. The
persons Injured who were transferred to
the Heading hospital, are being taken to
their homes as rapidly as their condition
will permit, and last evening there were
only six remaining in the thospital. The
wreck has lieen clered away, and the
trains are running regularly again.
PLUNGED INTO A CHASM.
A Freight Train on the Wahash Wrecked
Three Lives Lost.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 22. Freight train
No. VI on the Wabash, from St. Louis.due
at Council Bluffs yesterday morning at 3
o'clock, was wrecked at 2:30 a. in. by go
ing through a burning trestle, fifty feet
bigh, about ten miles southeast of this
city, fifteen cars of merchandise were
totally destroyed. Six cars were saved.
The eugineer, Martin Ealcridge, and the
fireman. Joseph Burke, both of Sta n
bury, Mo., were killed.
Two Horrible Deaths.
Eskridge was crushed to death under
bis engine and was burned to a handful
of ashes ami bits of bone. Burke was
pinned down by a truck, covered witb6ar
from a tank and literally roasted alive
before Uls horrified comrades, who were
unable to extricate him. The head brake-
man, R. G. Williamson, Macon, Mo., was
throwu over two cars and struck on the
engine, from which he robounded into the
bushes. He received injuries from Ji'hich
he died in two hours. The burning of
the bridge was probably due to a spark
from an earlier train, though some are
inclined to think it the work of an in
cendiary. Even Klevated Crossing's Not Safe.
W ATF.nnuiir, Conn., Sept. 23. All the
crossings on the Meriden, Waterbury and
Connecticut River Railroad are above
grade, in accordance with law. R. H.
Morgan, a prod nee dealer of Southington.
was nlout to drive over one of these
bridge-crossings as the train due here at
l:dO approached. His horses becominir
frightened ns the locomotive came under
them, leaped over the railing, taking
wagon, driver and all with them. They
struck on a freight car and were thrown
to the ground. One horse was torn to
pieces and the wagon was demolished, bat
Air. Morgan aud the other horse escaped
without much injury.
Two More Deaths on the RalL
Coxnellsville, Pa., Sept. 22. One of
the biggest freight wrecks 1 1 the hiktery
of the Pittsburg division of tbe Baltimore
and Ohio railroad happened about 2
o'clock yesterday morning at Benning
station, twelve miles west o here. Engi
neer James Shields was killed and Fire
man Harry Cyphers probal ly fatally in
jured. Three other trainmen were in
NATIONAL GAME NOTfcS.
Chicago League Club Challenges
Brooklyn for First J Mace.
CHICAGO, Sept. 22. The feature of last
week's base ball playing, si far as the
League was concerned, was the advance
of Anson's "colts" from fourth to second
place. Several things contributed to this,
one of them being the loss o! two games
Haturday by Boston to Cleveland. Chi
cago, however, has 120 gtmes played,
while Boston has only i23 a id Philadel
phia 122. If those two clubs should have
good luck for the rest of the games they
may be happy yet. Broot lyn covered
itself with glory and Chicago with white
wash in the game here Saturday. The
The positions of the Brotherl ood clubs re
Broth'hood won. lot. p el Lesiras won. lost. t.e
7H 43 .(144
7H SI .5
74 4tt .etm
7:1 4 S9M
11 SI .S8.S
!UI lA .4116
40 HI -SHO
21 103 .173
New Vork .
Scores Itecorded Saturday and Sunday.
The latest scores of the Le igue, Broth
erhood, Association and Western clubs are
given below: League: At Pittsburg New
York 9, Pittsburg 5; batteries Sliarrotte
and Clark, Anderson and Decker. At Cincin
nati CincinnatiS, Philadelphia l;oatteries
Mullaue and Keeuan.Vickei y and Clem
ents. At Cleveland (First gime) Cleve
land 8, Boston 1; batteries Beatin and
Zimmer, Clarkson and Benn jtt; (second
game) Cleveland 4, Boston 0; batteries
Viau and Zimmer, Nichols aud Bennett.
At Chicago Chicago 0, Brooklyn 9; bat
teries Hutchinson, Anson and Kittridge,
Lovett and Daly.
Brotherhood: At Pittsburg Pittsburg
7, New York 4; batteries Morris and
Quinn, Ewing and Brown. At Buffalo
BufTaloS, Philadelphia 18; batteries Cun
ningham and Mack, Lu flint on and Hall
man. At Cleveland (First game) Cleve
land 5, Brooklyn 10; batteries Gruber and
SutclirTe, Weyhing and Kinsl iw; (second
game) Cleveland 4, Brooklyn 3; batteries
DeWald and Sutcliffe, Somer and Daly.
At Chicago Chicago 8, Boston 6; batter
iesKing and Boyle, Gumbert and Mur
phy. Western: (Saturday) At St. Paul Den
ver 11. Sr. Paul 3; at Sioux City Milwau
kee r, Sioux City 7; at Kansas City Min
neapolis J, Kansas City 7; a' Omaha
Lincolu 5, Omaha 2. (Sunday) At Omaha
Lincoln 0 Omaha 9 Lincoln refused to
play after fifth inning, owing to no sala
ries; at Kansas City Minneapolis 5, Kan
sas City 7; at Sioux City Milwaukee 8,
Sioux City 10; at Denver St. Paul 18,
Clnrlnnati to Desert the League.
Cincinnati, Sept. 22. F. II. Brunei!,
secretary of the Players' league, yesterday
completed negotiations for the purchase
of a half interest iu the Cincinnati Base
Ball club. He will to-day meet the owner
of the other half i-Enerest and probably
purchase It. .
A Strike of Muse Hallists.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 22. At jesterday's
Omaha-Liucoln base ball game, at the
end of the fifth inning, the Linc oln play
ers called for the guarantee of their sala
ries, and as it was not forthcoming, re
fused to play the game out.
Gladstone is going to write a long ar
ticle on the American hog in Et giaud.
Seven miners were killed Sa:urday by
the falling of the cage in a coal pic at
The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul
Railway compauy has decided ti buy the
Milwaukee and Northern outrigiit.
Italian residents of New York city. Sat
nrday, celebrated the anniversary of tl.s
entry of Italian troops iuto Home, Sept.
The clothing of Mrs. Elihu Wing, of
Saratoga, N. Y., caught fire f ror i a lamp
Saturday evening, and she was burned
A bronze statue of Horace Gn eley was
unveiled in front of The New York Tri
bune building Saturday, Chaancey M.
Depew making the principal ora' ion.
At Reading, Pa., Saturday, William
Van Wagoner, the bicyclist, broke the
world's reconl of 21 miles in in 1 hour and
15 minutes, by doing the distance in 1 hour
anil 7 minutes.
Mrs. Gen. Fremont is reported to be in
absolute want at her home in Los Angeles.
Her daughter stated Sunday to a reporter
that there was not a dollar in the house.
Lawrence Casey, James Sulliva l, James
Boswell and Anthony Jennings were
killed by an explosion of gas in the Mur
ray shaft of the Lehigh and Wil iesbarre
Coal company's mine at Wilkesbi.rre Sat
urday. A new pump was placed in the well of
Henry Warner, living near East Lynne,
Ills., lost week and the use of tha water
poisoned the whole family. One little
girl is dead, one boy cannot recover and
the others are seriously ill. It was found
that rat poison had been placed in the
pump while in stock to kill rats.
W. L. Consene, formerly a prominent
business mail of Colchester, Ills., was con
victed Saturday of cruelly assault ng and
whipping his bride of only six weeits. Tar
and feathers are talked of.
The Sovereign Grand Lodge of Odd Fel
lows has decided that the Daugtters of
Kebekah are to get along without list ioual
The report that Marshall Field, Jr., of
Chicago, was to join the Roman Cstholic
church In order to wed a fair devotee of
that religious body is denied. Hut he
will wed the girl all the same.
The official report of the Ohio state
board of health on the disease prevalent
in Jefferson county Is that it is not chol
era. A hall connected with the Romat, Cath
olic church, at Hibernia, Pa., was de
stroyed by dynamite Saturday night. No
clue to the miscreants who perpetrated
Ciintonville, la., is much excited at re
cent attempts to destroy tbe lifa and
property of Louis Devande, a farmer liv
ing near that place. Oue night the cellar
was entered and paris green sprinkled
over the food. A few nights ago the grain
stacks were burned and later the barn
was set on fire. Attempts have also beeu
made to burn the bouse with all tha fam
ily. GOBBLED FOR COUNTERFEITING.
Notorious Couple Captured in Illl lois
A Negro's Euterprlse.
OlNl'lANAPOLIs, Ind., Sept. St2. Colum
bus Hnuchin and wife, the notorious
counterfeiters, have been arrested t.t El
nora. III., by Maj. Carr, of the United
States secret service, nnd forward sd to
this city for trial. Houchln is an o ttlaw
of checkered career. Judge Gresham sen
tenced him years ago to the Prison North
for counterfeiting, and the term was
served. The e-cou vict then went to Piks
connty vowing vengeance against the
man whose testimony convicted him and
shot him in a cowardly way. For tl is he
was sentenced to a long term in the peni
tentiary at Jefferson ville, but in a few
years managed to escape, going into the
remote regions of this state and Illinois
and continuing bis nefarious busineai.
Swindled Ills Colored Brethren.
Henry Jackson, a colored man, wt s ar
rested near Evansville by federal ofl leers
and brought to this city on a charge of
counterfeiting. . He has been ge ting
money from Lafayette parties and pat sing
it upon the ignorant colored peopls of
The Democrats of the Second Illinois
district (Chicago) have nominated L. E.
McGanu to succeed Frank Lawler in congress.
LA BOB'S DEMAND.
More Wages Wanted for West
ern Coal Miners.
A GENERAL STRIKE IK PE0SPE0T.
Patrick McBryde's Mission to Springfield
The Demand To Be Fn forced, If Neces
sary, by Calling Out Ohio sad Pennsyl
vania Diggers Grave Charges Against
Master Workman Lee, of the K. of
Who I'romptly Denies Them Spies
. In the Knightly Camp.
Springfield, Ills., Sept. 22. Patrick
McBryde, member of the executive board
of the United Mine workers of America,
came here yesterday as the representative
of President Hay, and will issue a circu
lar calling on the miners 'of Illinois and
Indiana to make a demand for the Col
umbus scale of prices. This means an ad
vance of 74" cents a ton in northern Illi
nois, aud a proportionate advance in other
districts of the state. If this demand be
not complied with by the operators a gen
eral strike is to be ordered, to go into ef
fect Nov. 1. Mr. Mc Bride says if the pro
posed general strike does not accom
plish the desired result, the mines in
Pennsylvania and Ohio will tie closed to
shorten the supply.
THOSE STRIKERS' CONFESSIONS.
They Implicate Master Workman Lee is
the Outral Train Wrecking.
New Yokk, Sept. 22. The Sun pub
lishes a six column special dispatch from
Troy embodying the sworn confessions of
three of the men arrested ou the charge of
wrecking the Montreal express on the
New York Ceutral and Hudson River near
Castleton, on Sept. 4. These men, Cain,
Buett and Reed, relate circumstantially
the story of their placing the obstructions
i on the track, and implicate the other two
men in custody. Cordial aud Kiernan.
All of the men were prominent strikers
and Kuights of Lahov. Cain and Buett
were arrested in Prescott, Out., where
they had tLsl, aud state that the money
with which they were enabled to reach
there Vas furnished to them for that
purpose by Master Workman Lee, of D.
The Iteport Denied by Mr. Lee.
AJ-BAXY. N. Y., Sept. 22. Master Work
man E. J. Lee, of division No. 246, denies
the charge of having aided Cain or Buett
with funds to escape. He also denies hav
ing any personal acquaintance with either
of the Bliove named parties. He denounces
bis connection with thj crime as charged
iu the published statements as beiug ut
terly false. ,
An Executive Board Man Talks.
Philadelphia, Sept. 22. Genersl
Master Workman Powderly, of the
Knights of Labor, left the city yesterday
before a press reporter could get a talk
with him about the confession of the three
Knights of Labor implicating Master
Workman I.ee, of D. A. 240, in the wreck
on the New Vork Central railroad. Mr.
Wright, of the gener.il executive board,
said: LTnt il these confessions were pub
lished we believed that Heed, Cordial.
Cain, Buett and Kiernan were innocent
of the charges preferred against them,
but since they swear that they took part
in the wrecking of trains, we will make
thorough investigation and lend every as
sistance to the authorities to bring the
guilty party to justice.
Doen't Believe in Lee's Guilt.
"I cannot believe that Master Workman
Lee hail any knowledge of the guilt of
these men. Their claim that he gave
them money to leave tho country with I
do not credit,. The first install
ment of money that was given the district
was some days after the wreck and it was
a very small amount. It was
some time after that that Mr. Hayes gave
a much larger sum to the treasurer of the
district for distribution. None of this
money passed through Iee's hands, and,
as be is not possessetl of much wealth
himself, 1 feel quite sure that he did not
furnish any money to the men toes
Spies Among the Knights.
TROY, N. Y., Sept. !M It is stated bere
that information of the identity of the
conspirators who wrecked the Montreal
express came to the officers of the railroad
the very next day after the crime was
committed from the upper councils of tbe
knights themselves. When tbe knights
first declared war against the Now York
Central the railroad company as a matter
of protection found it necessary to employ
agetits among the foremost leaders of the
labor organization. These men are them
selves very prominent members of the or
der, and are in full confidence of Powderly
and the other national officers.
Meeting of Chief Arthur's Men.
New York. Sept. 22 The grand union
meeting of the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Engineers, w hich is in the nature of
a national convention, was held at Lyric
hall in this city yesterday. Chief Arthur
was received enthusiastically. A resolu
tion was adopted approving of Arthur's
action relative to the Central strike. Re
presentatives were present from Maine to
California and from Canada to Panama.
The Switchmen's Convention.
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 2J The switch
men's convent ion was unable to conclude
its business Saturday and adjourned until
to-day. The constitution was revised and
adopted. The benefit fur total disability
was raised to (1,00'J.
G0N-PLAY" AT CHICAGO.
Two Tough Characters Try to Fill Each
Other with Lead One Dying.
Chicago, Sept. 22. "Bad Jimmy" Con
norton, a well-known man -about-town, of
unsavory reputation, and "Doc" Haggerty,
a gambler, engaged iu a shooting affray
Saturday evening in Lansing & MeG.ir
iglo's saloon on Clark street, ami each
man received n bullet. Haggerty, it is
said, was the aggressor, striking Connor
ton and knocking him down and jumping
on him. The men were separated, when
Connorton drew a pistol and shot Hag
gerty iu the right breast through the lung.
Haggerty a few minutes later put a ball
through Conuorton's abdomen, a wound
that the doctors say will undoubtedly
prove fatal. The latest reports from Hag
gerty are that he. will get well.
Williams Was a Poor Marksman.
CAliltoLToN, Ky., Sept. 22. Robert M.
Williams, ex sheriff of Owen county, Ken
tucky, and George S. Dean, a prominent
farmer, met here Saturday and fought a
street duel, in which Williams was shot
three times and dangerously wounded.
Williams accused Dean of lietraying bis
daughter and promised to shoot him on
sight. When Williams saw Dean he
pulled his revolver and emptied its con
tents at him, but missed him every time.
Dean returned the fire and planted three
bullents in Williams' body.
A Suicide's Body Found.
Hartford, Conn., Sept 2a The body
of Miss Ella Beecber, of Kullston, Sara
toga county, N. Y., was fonnd in the
Farmington river at 2:30 o'clock yester
day afternoon. Miss Beecher, who, with
her mother nnd nurse, had been spend
ing the summer at Farmiugton, disap
peared from her boarding-bouse at noon
on Friday, and it is presumed that she
committed suicide through despondency,
he having been in poor health.
A Defiance to Uncle Sam.
Washington City, Sept. vi. The Even
ing Critic Saturday printed a column ad
vertisement of the Ixiuisiana Lottery com
pany, challenging the attention of the au
thorities, and it is understood that the
proprietors will be arrested for alleged
violation of the new auti-lottery law.
The company will immediately employ
the best legal talent to test the constitu
tionality of the law.
The Vaunt of England Badly
AN UGLY BEP0HT PROM APEIOA.
Shameful State of Affairs in tbe Islands
or the Pacific Michael Davitt's New
Paper and Irs Objects Success of the
First Edition The Swiss Getting Tired
of the Expense of Revolution Dillon
Jumps on Balfour.
London, Sept. 23. Considerable sur
prise has been created by the evidence
that while Great Britain is annexing a
large part of Africa for ths professed pur
pose of abolishing slavery and bringiug to
the. natives the benefits of civilization
there are not less than 5,000 slaves iu the
British territories on the gold coast. The
English authorities in that region of West
Africa discourage any attempt at en
forcing the general law which forbids
slavery In the dominions of Great Britain.
Not only are negroes held in bondage in
this British colony, but they are procured
from the interior to be sold into slavery
elsewhere, the business having of late
considerably increased. The government
has promised to investigate the matter.
Sax Francisco, Sept. 22. Late advices
from the South Sea islands tell a start
ling story of the labor or semi slave treat
ment of island savages. Whole islands in
the Solomon group in New Hebrides, and
iu other sect ion 4 of Polyuesia, have beeu
depopulated by the ravages of men
employed to seize and transport natives
to the plantations of New Caledonia and
the Fiji islands. Scarcely a vessel arrives
here from Australia that does not bring
news of the massacre of some white trad
er or skipper by natives who have been
gradually driven iuto desperation by the
treatment they have received from the
Serving hat an In Heaven's Llverjr.
Thirty or more vessels are engaged in
the nefarious trallic, aud men are becom
ing wealthy at the business. H. P. Os
bourne, second mate of the barkentiue
Tropic Bird, recently arrived from Tahiti,
in the Society Islands, 'States that false
crews of natives were now car
ried on veiscU engaged in the la
bor trade to be used as decoys iu en
ticing the island natives ou shipboard.
Osbourne was for two years employed on
the Albatross, one of tbe vessels engaged
iu the slave traffic Men are Wing dis
guised as missionaries to entice savages
on board ship, he sa'd, under promise of
a life of religious ease, with plenty to eat
and no work to do.
Ten Thousand in Shackles.
Edward Talbot, sailor, merchant aud
mechanic, arrived in this city ou Friday,
after nearly ten years' residence in the
South sea islands. During the past two
years he has resided at different ports iu
the Society Islands, New Caledonia, Hum
phrey islands and other out-oM he-way lo
calities of Oceanica. He gave an aston
ishing account of the developing of the la
bor traffic in the South Sea islands, in
which, nt the present writing about thir
ty English and French vessels are en
gaged, and which has resulted in no less
thau 10,000 native savages being taken
MICHAEL DAVITT'S PAPER.
Some Information of The Lahitr World
ul Its Kditor-in-Chief.
London, Sept. 22. The first issue of
Davitt's weekly "The Labor World," has
met with an astonishing sale, and its
declarations of principles and programme
are bailed with evident satisfaction by
the classes whose interests Davit t es
pouses. These include not merely tbe la
boring men, but the tenant farmers, the
small shop keepers, and, in fact, all per
sons of small means and precarinu con
dition in life. For this reason thescoe
of the paper is considerably broader thn
any previous journal of its kind. In fact
the word 'labor" In thctitlc is rather mis
leading in its inferences.
Davitt's Hrnad Views.
Davitt is inclined to take the vie that
the interests of all classes are I 'enticak
that w hat would help one would help all,
and that the problem is to find tbe fatal
defect which makes civilization tend to
ward unstable relatious among the
classes, and ultimate general collapse.
He is more inclined toward Henry
George's doctrine than to Socialism. It
is thought that "The I-abor World" will
largely supplant "Reynolds' Weekly
Newspaper," the great social-democratic
organ, which has had a circulation of
nearly StW.OlW copies among the. laboring
class. "Reynolds'" is a Socialist paper
and is very bitter iu its attacks upon the
nper classes. There is growing demand,
however, for a popular organ with a little
more argument and a little less vitupera
tion. "lilni for" the Lukewarm.
Besides the nation ihz ition of land un I
other drastic reforms with which Davitt
has identified himself, he proposes one
rather novel scheme, in the shane of a de
mand for the unseati jof Biich lukewarm
Liberal members of parliament as fail to
make the most of U"ir opportunities in
the house of commons, and the replace
ment of f liem hf men who are willing to
work hard for re orcn.
Tliev Let Dillon Talk.
DUBLIN, Sept. 22 The Nationalist mass
meetiug at Swineford yesterday passed
off quietly. It bad been expected that
trouble would occur and the authorities
took precautions accordingly. There were
200 special police and 130 soldiers on guard.
The gathering was a very large one, in
spite of rainy weather. John Dillon was
the princ ipai orator. He freely deuounced
the government for aroitrary persecuuou
of the Nationalists, but was jiot inter
fered with by the police.
Even Little Revolutions tlomn High.
London, Sept. 22 The people of Ticino
are grumbling over the expensiveness of
their little revolution. The cost of main
taining the fedoral troops who have been
sent to the canton to preserve order is
5,000 francs per day. The government is
criticised for deferring the cantonal
election so long, as there can he no remedy
for the existing unsettled aud couly state
of affairs until the electiou is over and
the people's chosen rulers can take
De Leuvllle Wouuded in a Duel.
London, Sept. 22. It is reported that
the Marquis De Lt uville fought a duel
near Boulogne Saturday morning with
tbe Loudon correspondent of The Paris
Gil Bias, who had written offensive arti
cles about him. The report states that
the marquis was wouuded in the right
arm by his antagonist's sword.
Latest Fad Jn Suicides.
Baltimore, Sept 22. Timothy Corbett
Saturday night rushed into a butcher's
shop and grasping two knives be plunged
one into his body and with the other
hacked at his throat until he had sev
ered the jugular vein. He then sank to
the sidewalk dead. Corbett belonged to
a good family and a cause for his act is
A Bipi Old Agi-
J. H. Holcomb and wife, of Belcher
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fifth wedding anniversary, and are still
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correct any slight ailment promptly, and
in that way avoid serious sickness. Like
most everyone else tbey are more fre
quently troubled with constipation than
any other physical disorder. To correct
this they take St. Patrick's Pills in pref
erence to any other, because, as Mr. Hols
comb says, "They are a mild pill, and
besides, keep the whole system in order.
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