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THE ROCK JSLAK D ARGUS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1890.
Published Dally and Weekly at IftW Second Are-
nue, kock isiana, 111.
J. W. Potter.
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AnonymonA communications not noticed.
CorreKpnntlence solicited from every township
In Rock island connty.
Wednesday, Sevtkmbkr 24, 1890.
itr.yiocKATiy tu kkt.
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or United States Senator Jo'hw M. Paimb,
For Htata Tieanurer EbwARD B. Wilsoh.
For 8 apt. of Public Instruction. ...Hikrt Kjlab.
. . 1 John Hiitast.
ForTrnstees Illinois r W. Oraha.
University, f !.""rVcb"abd D. Mobsax.
For Congress Bbh T. Cabls
For State Senator R. n ntmiAM
For Representatives. Jjohm A. Wii-son.
For Countv Jnik
For t'onnty Clerk
, Charles a. Crei'tx
C. I). Goanox
For Treasurer Go. B. Krownbk
For County Snpt. of Schools. Cms. B Marshall
Tub prospects are that Cannon of the
Fifteenth district will withdraw, as it is
said he sees no possibility of being
Why doesn't Mr. Gest. or his friends
who love him for the enemies he has
made, explain why he voted to increase
taxation upon all classes except the rich
manufacturers of the east? As Hamlet
said about playing the flute, "it is as easy
Regarding the transparency already
Mentioned, Mr Schureman says he knows
nothing about a lawyer, and that he him
self is responsible for it. Perhaps he
does not consider Mr. Haas a lawyer, be
cause he has not the brains of an archi
tect, maybe; or, perhaps, the memory of
the architect is not as good as it might
be. On that Saturday night when the
silly man or men put up the silly trans
parency, Mr. Schureman said in cold
blooded, murJerous English: "Me and
Joe Hats got it up." It takes brains to
run a transparency.
Ik the Union were as clean of construc
tion as it U at misconstruction it might
gain a point occasionally. As it is it
usually flounders. Some time ago the
A Rous referred to some one who it was
said was about to start a newspaper in
Mollne, and it was also said that be was
not sure upon which side of the political
fence be would do his wrestling. The
paper has not been started yet. However
it was referred to at the time by the An
ous and some comment made upon the
man's lack of established views. The
Union attempts to maka this appear that
the Republican was referred to. How
any one could start a piper that was al
ready started is hard to tell, but it suits
the logic of our neighbor and he is wel
come lo all the comfort there may be in
it. The Union seems always to be una
ble to get at anything in a direct way as
lonp as there is a roundabout chance to
sidle up to it.
It is said that Chauncey Depew is
telling pitiful stories (A the Eoglish
farmer who "first pays the landlord, then
the parson, then the government, before
there is any left for himself." How much
better off is the American farmer? The
povernment pqueezc-s out of him every
dollar for taxes. It makes him pay the
highest price for everything he uses
either in the way of eating, drinking,
clothing, or for all the material in build
ing his house or furnishing it. He is
fliven no helping hand by which prices
for his products can be made better. In
that he is at the mercy of the world's
competition. Everybody can compete
against him and be cannot raise a hand to
help himself. The government Bays he
has got to submit for the good of the
country. The "country" in this instance
means the eastern manufacturers. And
Mr. Gest has voted that the farmer shall
be taxed for everything, and all the
plausible stories either he or his friends
can tell in his behalf will not wipe out
this terrible wrong.
Tit fold Hhouldrr.
The Buslinell i.YeoriJsavs Congressman
Gest will run better in McDonough coun
f y this year than he did two years ago.
Talk is cheap, very cheap! The editor
of the Record don't believe anything of
the kind. He knows that Mr. Gest is a
complete failure as a congressman; that
republicans in all parts of this county
are disgusted with the general stupidity
of the man, and are giving him the "cold
shoulder"' in various ways. Macomb
Around by the .Mosr.
Voters of the Eleventh congressional
district should remember:
That Gest voted for the force bill;
That Gest voted for the McKinley bill;
That .Gest voted against the free coin
age of silver.
In fact, he voted against the interests
of bis constituents on every measure be
cause Heed and Quay pulled him around
by the nose. Kushyille Times.
GOT IN THE WAY OF A TRAIN.
fao Mm snil n 'nin Instantly Killed
anil Horribly Maniclrd.
PoroilKKEl'sli:, N. V., Sept 21 John
W. Lnttiu, Rued 7S, yenrs; William Van
dewater, aed 42 years, and the latter's
wife, aged 40, all of Pleasant Valley, this
county, were Instantly killed yesterday
on the Central New England and West
ern railway track. At thu time the acci
dent occurred they were Heated in a two
Heated vehicle driven by Jtttin. The
wagon was struck by the Boston e-preas,
which was half nn hour late. Lattin wag
thrown seventy feet, and Vandewater and
hia wife were thrown still further. .All
three were killed and the boflies horribly
mangled. Thu horse was killed and the
wagon deinolisho . Lattin litfives prop
erty estimated to be worth fJOO.OUO.
rreiiliiiic of the ISwUnhuirii.
IJUFFAl-O. N. Y.,Sept. 24. At Tuesday'
session of the switch men's convention the
following nflicers were elected for the en
suing yeur: Grand Master, Frank Swee
ney, Chicago; vice grand master, John
Downer, Chicago; grand organizer, M.
W. liarrett, Kansas City; W. M. JSima
trott, grand Micretary and treasurer,
holds over forone year. Directors: John
E. Wilson, La Crosse, Wis.; W. C. H. Da
vis, Joliet, Ills.; George Hall, Chicago.
John A. Hall, ex-grand organizer, was
appointed editor and manager of The
B witch men's Journal.
The convention selected Philadelphia as
the next place of meeting.
BIG GUNS BOOMING.
Gov. Hill and Speaker Reed
DEMOCRATS GATHEE ATBR00X"LYI
The Orraslnn Iteln- the Dedication of a
Bnllilinc to Jrffersonlan Principle
The Anenker Addresses the Pennsylva
nia Republican Clubs Wisconsin Lu
therans Have a Word to Say About
the Bennett Uv-Hath Tarty IMat
fnrma Seem to Suit Them New Party
BrsooKLYS. N. Y., Sept. 24. The Thom
as Jefferson building, the new home of
the Kings County Democracy, was dedi
cated yesterday afternoon. The presiding
officer. Mayor Chapin, made the opeuing
address, being followed by Governor Hill,
the orator of the day. ' Governor Uibett,
of J., was present itnd Hindu a brief
speech. Ijst evening Governor Hill held
a reception in the building. The big
chiefs of the party had a banquet at the
The iovertinr's Address.
Governor Hill delivered a long address.
After quoting Jefferson's iusugurtil ad
dress, he dwelt at length on the issues of
the earlier part of the century, paying
particular attention to Jefferson's re
mark that referred to a "well disciplined
militia.' Having stated that Jefferson
enunciated principles that, would live for
ever, the governor stated at length, the
doctrine of state rights, quoting Tilden in
support of the position bo assumed, and
then denounced the federal elections bilL
Charge Against the Kepubl leans.
The governor charged the Republicans
with ousting Democrats from their seats
In congress and in the state senate arbi
trarily, nnd declared that the Republican
legislature had for six years steadily re
fused to provide for a census. Referring
to financial matters he said that iu ono
congressional session a large surplus had
been scattered, and the government was
face to face with a probable deficit at the
end of the fiscal year.
The New York City Campaign.
Referring to Democracy in the state,
the governor said: "While urging. the
most extreme partisanship on the part of
the federal administration and seeking
the removal of every Democratic official,
no matter how small his office, the Re
publican leaders of New York city, aided
by the Republican presa,are coolly request
ing the Democrats to unite with them in
a "non-part isau' ticket at the coming elec
tion to secure a 'non-partisan' govern
ment for the great Democratic city of
New York. Their interest in non-parti-anship
at this juncture, is truly touch
ing. Whoever heard Ot their endeavoring
to secure a non-part isau administration
of public affairs in a Republican city."
The governor's address was received
with great appiause. letters were read
from ex-President Cleveland and Senator
NEW PARTY IN INDIANA.
The tireetiburkers and Farmer Alliance
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept, 24 Representa
tives of the old "Greenback and Union
Labor parties and of the Farmers' Alli
ance assembled in state convention here
Tuesday, adopted a new name and put
forth a state ticket nnd a platform of
principles. The convention was the larg
est that any third party has gotten to
gether in this state for years, and there
was considerable enthusiasm evidenced
in the different stages of the proceedings.
The first qnestiou was the adoption of a
name, and after much discussion it was
decided to call the new organization "The
The Platform Adopted.
The committee on resolutions reported
a platform which elicited a spirited dis
cussion, but the report was finally adopt
ed substantially as reported. It favors a
per diem service pension law, the passage
of the prisoners of war pension bill, the
issuing of a full legal tender paper money,
the repeal of the state laws permitting the
people to vote tax in aid of railroads, and
such a change in the law that no proper
ty shall be exempt from execution when
the debt is for wages or hire. It demands
the abolition of natioual banks aud the
issuing of sufficient, paper money to meet
the demands of trade, wants free and un
limited silver coinage and protests against
alien ownership of land.
The Ticket Nominated.
Several candidates were announced for
each position on the state ticket, but the
nominations were all made without fric
tion and by such a decided vote as to show
that the choice was nearly unanimous.
Leroy Templetoii, who heads the list for
secretary of state, Is a farmer, and has
been very active as an Alliance member.
The new party will open headquarters in
this city, and promises to prosecute an ac
tive campaign. Following Is the ticket in
full: Secretary of state, Leroy Templeton:
auditor, J. M. Johnson; treasurer, Isaiah
Miller; attorney general, William Patter
son; clerk of supreme court, B. F. Street;
Biiperintendi-nt of public instruction, W.
Whiting; state geologist, E. S. Pope;
statistician, J. W. Shockley; judge of su
preme court, John Header.
THE WISCONSIN LUTHERANS.
They Declare That Itnth Parties Have
Milwaukee, Sept. 24. The politicians
who have been pinning their hopes nnd
ambitions to an allegation that the Lu
therans of Wisconsin, and particularly of
Milwaukee would be solid in their opposi
tion to the Iiennett law and vote to a man
against the candidates of the Republican
party were somewhat staggered last night
to learn that at a recent meeting of mem
bers of the several Lutheran congrega
tions of this city it vigorous protest was
made against dragging the church into
What They Itesnlved Upon.
At this meeting a feries of resolutions
ws passed, the pith of which is as fol
lows: "We assert that, the burning ques
tion of the day, the iiennett, or compul
sory education, law, is settled so far aa
the interests of our church and school are
concerned by the fact of one party having
declared for its total repeal and the other
for the excision of the features ohnoxioua
to us. The Dennett law contains
features which we can all conscientiously
support. liet us demaud an excision of
tha obnoxious features only. We have,
by tho promises of both parties, obtained
a recognition of our demands and the
rights of churches and schools, and we
therefore deem a further political agita
tion on our part not only imprudent, but
also absolutely un justifiable and harm
SPEAKER REED TALKS.
He Comments on the Itecent Doings In
Philadelphia, Sept. 24 At a mass-
meeting last evening, under the auspices
of the Republican league. Speaker Reed
made a speech, in whic h he said: "Until
very recently I had feared that I would
not be able to be with you to-night. The
wicked have beeu very rampant for the
last few days.and I did not know but that
it would be necessary for me to stay with
mem or without them. But all that is
happily over, and I feel more responsive
to your greetings to-night than I would
have this morning.
Kemlndrd of Old Times.
"But the Republican nartv was born
fighting. Its very best history was made
on the battlefield civic as well as mili
tary. It is of the very essence of its exist
ence that it should do battle. It has
never been necessary for the Democrats to
do anything. Lsughter.1 We have lust
come from a scene which reminded men
who were iu Washington in the
days of the Republican tarty
scenes which took place tht re at the be
ginning of the war. On the-Democratic
side of the house during the past week we
have been treated to empty benches, the
Democrats have not beeu vis ble. -
Banks Defeated for Renomlnatlon.
Boston, Sept. 24. Jamet M. Fox, of
Cambridge, was nominated for congress
by the Republicans of the Vifth district
last evening on the sixteenth ballot. Gen.
Banks was a competitor for the nomina
tion, but failed by some thirty votes.
Congressional Nnmlm tlona
Among the nominations for congress
made yesterday were the following: Mel
bourne H. Ford, Democrat, Fifth Michi
gan district; Ninth Missouri, Thomas G.
Prosser. Republican; -"Elven h Ohio, D.
W. C. Loudon, Republican; Sixth Wis
consin, L. M. Miller. Democrat; First Ne
braska, W. J. Connell, Republican, re
nominated; Fifth Minnesota. Alouzo J.
DEPENDS ON THE CAUSE.
Herr Most Rives Some Opinions on Train
New Yoiik, Sept. 24 A reporter asked
Herr Most Monday if he favored the
wrecking of trains as a means of winning
strikes. He replied as follows:
"The cause for wrecking the Central
train was too small. If some important
railroad official had been on it I would
not be sorry, but there, is no excuse in the
wor'.d for placing the lives cf innocent
people in jeopardy. The men who did it
were scoundrels, and they should be pun
ished. So should the men who have takers
the break out of the mouths t f 2,000 rail
Doesn't Believe In Law.
"I do not believe-in law, as it is a farce.
If a man is murdered the state hangs the
man who caused his death. Thus two
murders are committed, but the second
killing does not help the man who was
killed first. The men who did the train
wrecking are both scoundrels and traitors,
and merit the condemnation ot all.
The railroad corporations would not
worry about the loss of life half so much
as for the cars that would be smashed."
, CONFLAGRATION AT COLON.
Three-Fourths of the City in Ruins
Rlotm-s nnd Plunderers Fired Upon.
COLON, Sept. 24. Three-fourt is of the
city is in ruins. The fire begs n at mid
night Monday and raged until late yester
day morning, all efforts to che k its rav
ages being futile. It finally di.rd out for
lack of material to attack, having reached
the portions of the city where buildings
were too far apart to facilitate the spread
of the flames. The shippiug at the docks
was saved. Terrible scenes ot disorder
marked the progress of the con lagration.
Crowds of rioters ami plunderers roamed
the streets. In dispersing these gangs tha
police found it necessary to tire upon
them and sever.il persons were killed.
Loss Kstlmuted tft l,5UO,000.
The fire was uncontrollable from the
start, and swept with wonderful rapid
ity through the building? in three direc
tions, including the quarter devoted to
private residences. Among the many
public buildings destroyed are the post
ollice and steamship agencies. The guests
in the hotels were panic-stricken, but all
escapeiL No lives were lost. It is be
lieved that the origin of the tire was acci
dental. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS.
Mrs,-John A. Logan will begin the pub
Mention of her memoirs in her Magazine
The schooner Eliza, which left Chicago
Aug. 3 for Milwaukee, has not since been
Hon. W. L. Ss-ott, ex-member of con
gress from the Erie, Pa., district. Is ser
iously ill of acute gastritis.
Checks amounting to ?75,0O, drawn on
Middlebrough firms, have been stolen
while in transit from London.
Sherman Lines and David Lee, two busi
ness men of Ottawa, O., shot each other
to death Tuesday iu a street fight.
A. Weed &i Co., lumbermen, it Ash
land, Wis., are financially embarrassed
and their property has been seized.
A five-gallon oil-can was washed ashore
at Alameda, Cal., Monday, packed with
fragments of a human body that of a
Two "road agents" held up a street car
iu the outskirts of Chicago Monday night,
and robbed a passenger of $35 an 1 a gold
A fire at the Standard Oil company's
works at Caven Point, N. J., Tuesday
morning destroyed nine tanks ot oil, val
ued at i00,0on.
The third annual convention of the
Pennsylvania Republican league met at
Philadelphia Tuesday with 1,0(0 dele
gates, representing 3'J3 clubs, in attend
ance. Disastrous floods have occurred along
the river Rhone, in France. Atone place
the waters undermined a cemetery and
sent a number of coffins floating; down
A counterfeit $2 silver certificate is in
circulation. It may be detected by the
fact that iu the vignette of Gen. Han
cock the mustache curls upward instead
Professor Huhler, a New York musical
artist, is possessed of the peculiar "fad"
of having his summer home at Stock
bridge, Mass., full of harmless snakes
which he keeps in cages.
Daniel Rcrry, a Henderson. K)., car
penter, advertised in Chicago for & wife.
He got one. She lived with him three
days, bamboozled him out of $0, and
then skipped. Now he wants a divorce.
The comptroller of the currency has
authorized the Marine National bunk, of
Duluth, Minn., to begin business with a
capital of fc50,KX), and the First National
bank, of Girardville, Pa., capital tW.000.
Frank Ellgen, a wealthy farmer of West
Holman township, near Sibley, Ja , has
eloped with an 18-year-old girl i.amed
Mabel Trot k. This is his second v nture
in this line, his wife having condo.ied a
I.aucliliiK with a Sort, Heart.
New Youk, Sept. 24. Bob Slaviri, the
funny man of the Howard Athe leum
theater, received a telegram from Balti
more Monday night just before the per
formance liegan at tho Bijou theater that
his wife was dying at her home in that
city. She had been ailing since last win
ter, when she suffered with tho ":rip,"
However, Mr. Slavin went on in bis gro
tesque comedy act, and rarely has beon
funnier. He made the audience roar
with laughter. Immediately upon leav
ing the stage he broke into tears, and
hurriedly donning his street cliches
hurried away to take a train for Haiti
more. Charley Foster Visits the President.
Chesson Spkinos, Pa., Sept. M
Among the arrivals at this place yester
day was ex-Governor Foster, of Ohio, who
spent several hours with President Hrri-
on and Russell Harrison, bis son. Gen.
Harrison and party left here for the c apt
tal to-day at II:) a. m. on a private car.
It was his desire to travel by the regular
way, but upon applying for tickets it was
found that every seat hud been sold. The
private car Superintendent Sheppard's
was attached to the regular train. The
president will reach the capital about 8 p.
m. to day, aud will go direct to the Wnite
Got All the Bite They Want.
Chicago, Sept. 24. The South park com
mi&sioners of Chicago yesterday vote! to
allow the World's fair directors to nse
Washington park for the exposition in
connection with Jackson park and the
Lmku Input, and the tender was accepted
by the national commission. Jack ton
park is almut eight miles south of L.ike
park, and a mile east of Washington park.
which is at the north end seven m les
south of Lake park.
'CALL OF THE HOUSE
lrcceeding That Seems To Be
. a Barren Ideality. ,
A. PLAN TO MAKE IT EFFECTIVE.
The Republicans Finally Get m Quorum
Into the Chamber and Cnseat Two
Democrats The Hones of Contention
with tha Tariff Kill Conferreea 9n
Rar aud Klnding Twine An Sticking;
Points A Misty View of Adjournment
Capital City Items.
"Washington City. Sept. 24. Payne of
New York introduced in the house yes
terday a resolution amending Rule 15 by
adding the following clause: "Whenever
on a vote of yeas and nays a quorum fails
to appear on the record made nnder
clause three of this rule, there shall be a
call of the house, and the order for the
yeas and nays on the pending question
shall at the same time bo operative. The
slork shall call the roll, aud each mem
ber as he answers to bis name, voluntar
ily, appears, or is brought before the
house, shall vote ou the pending question.
If those voting on the question and those
who are present and fail to vote, shall to
gether make a majority of the house, the
speaker shall declare that a quorum is
constituted, and the pending question
shall be decided ns the majority of those
voting shall appear." The resolution was
referred to the committee on rules.
Whut a Call Means Now.
The past week has shown what a call of
the honse amounts to as now used, "even if
it hail not been frequently shown for
years. Hut the new "Billy" Mason tactics
f being present at the call and absent at
the vote makes its utter tiselessness mnch
plainer, so far as obtaining a vote on any
question is concerned, if the party in
power does not have a quorum present
for any reason. After tho call has been
made and a quorum of members shown to
be in the city and able to attend the ses
sion, all the filibusters have to do is to
walk out of the chamber and presto, busi
ness is at a standstill. In fact, as it now
stands, the call is simple waste of time,
and might as well be almllshed.
Hisses for Tardy Republicans.
The proceedings yesterday were decid
edly interesting, and a feature of them
were the hisses that greeted Millkon of
Maine and Mudd of Maryland when they
tardily appeared at a time when they were
just needed to make a quorum. Then
Cheadle of Indiana went out, and it took
the united efforts of half a dozen of bis
Republican friends to get him back again.
He finally went, hack to make a quorum,
and the Republicans were at last success
ful, but only because it was necessary for
O'Ferrall, Democrat, to remain in the
hall to watch bis party's interests. All
the actors in yesterday's evec.s were
fairly good natured and calm. Even
O'Ferrall took his defeat like a philoso
pher, and smiled when the final vote was
taken that told him that the end of the
battle had come.
Prospects for the Future.
Many Democratic members are advo
cating the policy of preventing the pass
sage of the tariff bill by the same means
employed to postpone the election cases.
The Republicans have a bare quorum of
one, and a number of them are so anx
ious to get away from Washington City
that it seems almost impossible that they
can be kept here except by force. The
managers do not wish to resort to arrests,
but say they are ready to do so if any of
their memlnrs desert their colors now. It
Is probable, however, that the Democrats
will determine that they would not be
justified in filibustering against the tariff
bill, a measure in the preparation of
which they have participated, and that
they will lie content by registering their
votes against it.
SUGAR IN THE GOURD.
The Points of Disagreement on the Tariff
Hill A Western Rick.
Washington Cm', Sept. 24. The con
ferrees on the tariff bill did not meet yes
terday, but the Republican Yonferrees
held two protracted conferences. The
first continued through, the morning and
resulted in nothing. The differences be
tween the conferrees on the part of the
house and the senate have been narrowed
down to the sugar schedule and binding
twine. Just before the second conference
was held, one of the conferrees expressed
the opinion that a compromise would
have to bo reached between the senate
and the house propositions on both of the
disputed points. A nn tuber of proposed
com prom ises on sugar were discussed
during the afternoon, but none of them
was agreeable to all of those present.
AV astern Senators Agree to a Protest.
A new complication arose later in the
day. The senators from the northwestern
states, to the number of ten, met and
agreed to a protest against the proposition
to put a duty on binding twine for the
purpose of effecting a compromise with
the house on sugar. The statements of
the senators present at this conference as
to the efect of it are slightly conflicting.
Some of them say that it was agreed that
if the conferrees reported in favor of put
ting a duty on binding twine, the senators
interested would vote against the confer
ence report nnd refuse to allow the tariff
bill to go through the senate while the
objectionable feature remained in it.
Others say tnnt the ten senators merely
entered au emphatic protest against the
"Pike's Peak or Bust."
The Republican conferrees weie in ses
sion at a late hour last night with the
avowed determination of remaining to
gether until wiiiin determination was
reached. The conference report will not
be presented to the house to day. It will
probably take at least twenty-four hours
to prepare it for submission to the house
after it has been agreed to. The general
impression last night was that congress
cannot adjourn before the latter part of
next week, and that it will probably not
get away before Oct 6.
AGrant Memorial Huilding.
Washington Citt. Sept. 24. Hale in
troduced in the senate yesterday a joint
resolution "That a memorial building
which shall be a suitable monument to
the memory of the illustrious soldier, the
distinguished president, the patriotic cit
izen, U. S. Graut, in which may be estab
lished a military and naval museum and
library, a hall sufficiently large for mili
tary, naval and civic conventions, rooms
for the accommodation of the various as
sociations of war veterans and the sons of
veterans of the United States of America,
and in the inner court of which may be
placed the mortal reinalus of U. S. Grant
and other distinguished Americans, be
erected in the District ot Columbia." .
Congressional ProonsdloKS Summarised.
Washington Citt, Sept. 24 In the
senate yesterday the resolution to investi
gate the treatment of women and children
in mills and factories was referred to
committee. Several unimportant meas
ures were taken from the calendar aud
passed, and the court bill was further de
bated without action.
The house succeeded in getting a quo
rum, aud the report of the elections com
mittee, unseating Venable of Virginia
and Elliott of South Carolina, and seat
ing in their places Laugston and Miller
(both colored), were agreed to without dis
cussion. The conference report on the
deficiency bill was discussed, but not dis
Doc Hafticerty Is Da ad.
Chicago, Sept. 24. "Doc" Haggerty, the
gambler who was shotf by James Connor
ton in a street fight Saturday night In
this city, died yesterday at the Presbyte
rian hospital. Con nor ton continues to
grow stronger aud it looks like recovery
in his case.
JUMPING FOll LIFE.
The Close Shave' of a Night
FIFTEEN PEESONS IN BISE PERIL.
An Open Draw, an Uuniunafeablo Street
Car and a Plunge Into the Fetid Wa
ters of th Chicago Rivet The Warn
ing of Daugei Given Just In Time A
Sleeping Man's Opportune Awakening
Chicago, Sept. 24. "Jump for your
livesi We're going into the river!" That
is what startled the passengers on the
Lincoln avenue night car early this morn
ing as it approached the Clark street
bridge, shouted simultaneously almost by
the driver of the car ami the well-known
"Gus" Frauenburg, conductor of that par
ticular car for ever so many years. Fif
teen persons narrowly escaped a cold bath
and possibly death. Thu car tumbled
over the north approach of tho bridge into
the cold waters shortly before I o'clock.
The passengers scrambled through the
doors and windows as the car shot down
the incline from the viaduct.
A Close Call lor McAfee.
George P. McAtee, of the Owings build
ing, was asleep in the corner of the car,
and did not wake np until thu front end
of the big yellow box toppled over the
brink of the approach. He jumped just
as the car and horses fell into the water.
The accident was the result of the fail
ure of the brake to work after the car
struck the long incline leading down to
the approach from the viaduct.
Rrakea Refused to Work.
The driver says he applied the brake,
but the car, instead of halting, shot down
against the horses, and striking them
with a good deal of force, sent them tear
ing down the bill He could not control
either the brake or the horses. When
they heard the warning cry, the passen
gers jumped for the doors and windows,
they fairly climbing over each other in
their haste to get out, and with rare good
luck all succeeded in reaching the street
before the car took its tumble. Nobody
was hurt. The driver, Schandein, jumped
when the horses were plunging over the
brink of the approach.
Plunge of the Car and Horses.
The car went down end over end. Tho
horses broke loiwe from it in the water
and made a gallant fight for their lives.
One turned his head down stream and
started iu the directiou of State si reeL, A
tug captain who saw the animal swim
ming started in pursuit to rescue the
brute if possible, but it drowrned. Tho
second horse, a handsome bay, was a poor
swimmer, and after an ineffectual effort
to cross the river Rank to the bottom. As
he went under be neinhed pitifully, but
the big crowd of spectators on the bridge
and approaches were unable to help him.
Mr. McAfee Tells About It.
George P. McAt e's es-apj from the c-ir
just as it took the plungd was miracu
lous. "1 thought," he said afterward in
shaking of the adventure, "that 1 was
done Tor. 1 didn't wake up until we were
half way down the grade. The other pas
sengers were climbing over each other iu
a wild effort to get out. The conductor
was calling on everybody to escape. The
driver whs wrenching his brake handle
and pulling the heads off the frightened
horses. It took me a second or two to re
alize the situation, hut I did not move un
til I saw the driver jump fiom his pot.
lty the Skin of His T.-. tli.
"Then I saw I he open draw. I sp rang to
the door, juuied clear ncrossthe plat
form, and landed on the pavem -if. the
moment th'j car tumbled over 1 thought
for a second that someliody bad gone
down." "(Jus," the conductor, is known to
every night- worker who hoes on the nonh
side. Ho has leen in charge of the same
car over eleven yeaas, and during that
time he hat never had an accident. He
attributes last uight's uffair to the fot
that his veteran partner and driver "Pat"
was not on the front platform.
- Narrow K-icnpe of a Cab.
A cab containing two women, that was
standing on the track, had a narrow
escape from being carried over the ap
proach. As it was, the driver beard the
cries of the driver and passengers
only just in time to pud out
of the way of the frightened horses. An
exciting episode of the accident was
the summoning of a brigade of tire en
gines aud hook aud ladder trucks. The
tire fighu-rs did everything they could to
Bave the horses, but being without proper
appliances they were forced to reluctantly
abandon the tak.
A King and Oiiiwii Worth Having.
ROME, Sept. 24. A passenger train was
derailed yesterday inn ween Florence aud
Fiesole and five persons were killed and
twenty injured. King Humbert and
Queen Margherita, on learning of the ac
cident, abandoned an intended trip to the
races and visited the injured, doing all
they could to alleviate the sufferincg of
It's a Question of Veracity.
London, Sep:. U4 The Birmingham
Gazette learns that Alderman Man ton told
Editor O'Brien that he hint written Home
Secretary Matthews that Chief Constable
Farndale. or Birmingham, in formed him
(Mantoi) that the Irish police employed a
confederate to "plant" dynamite on Daly.
Farndale denies Mautou's statement.
Order ot American Meclianies.
BltilKiKPiiUT, Conn., Sept. 24 The na
tional council of i he Order of American
Mechanics ln-gun th:i forty-fourth annual
service yesterday. The reports submitted
show that there are 4:t!) councils tn the
country, it h a memliership of i,015, a
gain during last year of ti.Hlli.
TliuniiHon tint His t.un.
Carthage, Ills., Sept. 24 Iu a fight at
Hlirnside Monday Waller Thompson was
badly thrashed by O. C. Simmons, a hotel
proprietor of Dallas City. Thompson
afterward got a gun and shot Simmons
with chicken shot, seriously wounding
Commercial Panic In Lisbon.
Lirhon, Sept. 24. A commercial panic
prevails. The leading banks are in a pre
carious condition, and a crisis is immi
nent. The Rase Hall Record.
Chicago. Sept. 34. Following are the
base ball scores made yesterday: league:
At Pittsburg (First game) Pittsburg 5,
New York 7; batteries Smith and Dicker,
Sharott and Clark; (second game) Pitts
burg 6, New York H; batteries Anderson
and Decker, Hurkett and Murphy. At
CincinnatrCinciunati 4. Phila lelphia 2j
butteries Mullane and Keeuan, Gleasou
and Schriver. Cleveland heat Boston 5 to
1 in an exhibition game at Detroit. No
Brotherhood championship games.
Western: At Kansas City Lincoln 1,
Kansas City 8; at Denver Milwaukee 7,
Denver 7 darkness.
The Slavin-McAulirTe Fight.
London, Sept 24 The magistrate be
fore whom the Slavin-McAuliffe attempt
ed prize fight was tried, has decided that
the gloves 4-ounce are unlawful, and
sporting circles ate in despair. However,
there is no iutentiou of declaring the
match off, and it will take place some
where, but when or where nobody can
say. France and Belgium are both as bad
as England for price ftybta.
He Swindled H ia Creditors.
Chico, Cala., Sept. 21. The sheriff yes
terday attached the stock of f urn ishing
goods in the "American Cash store," con
ducted here by W. M. Early, who baa dis
appeared. Telegrams from creditors in
New York, Boston, and Chicago indicate
that the claims against Early amount to
140,000 or 150,000, while the stock in the
store inventories at only about f4,00u.
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