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THE ROOK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1890.
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Anonymon? communication!" not noticed.
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In Kock Island comity.
TncrtsDVY. Skitember 25. 1890. -
For lilted Spates Senator Jons M. Ptt-vita
For State Tiessnn-r Edwikd 8. Wilson.
RnrSui.t. of Public Instruction HRKBT Haas.
rrntee Illinois I
...IOHN II RTARTi
N. W. Gkabh.
. KlCIIiSD D. MOROAN.
Bsk T. Carls
r. n ntifMAN
I OlOKOS W. VlKTUN
(Join A. Wilson.
For State Senator . . .
For Conntv .Tmlire...
For (Ywniy rlerk...
....Charles A. Crkutr
C. I. Goki
t;so. It. Rrowmbh
For County Supt. of Schools. CHts. B Mahsiiai.l
One of the requisites of public speak
ing is ideas. Mr. Oest does no public
The Union hits it that when Mr. Uest
speaks it is to the point. A point is
something thai lias position but not
They do say Joe Haas is hot. fairly
boiling over with race. Calm yourself
Joseph, calm yourself . The agony will
all be over in a few weeks.
Mr. Sciiukkman, architect, has left
the city for a few days. This he found
necessary after the mental strain pro
duced by getting up a letter to the Union
Before going away from town Mr.
8:bureman, architect, left a photograph
of his mind with the Union It conveys
an admirable idea of vacancy.
The Uhfan says that Architect Schure
man has left town. The public will be
anxious to know if the thiDg necessary to
run an architect's office has gone with
"Mit. (Jest believes in talking only
when he has something of importance to
say,"stjs the Union. Of course, t.nd the
misery of it is that he never b-is anything
of importance to say.
The Aunts extends its thanks to the
Union for its care in preventing the
blocking up of Second avenuj by not
publishing the names of its anonymous
writers. The Union says that a disclosure
of those names would fill the Mreet.
They must belong to Poles or Russians.
The Union gives the world to under
stand that its anonymous writers deal
with fct8 and the mere existence of the
writers dofsn't affect the facts. Well,
that's something to lie thankful for, any
way. It might have been. that, if the
writers didn't live, the facts couldn't ex
1st. It is sometimes that way.
VVki.l, well, the A rocs hns arcom
plished a partial reform in I he Union
office after all, and it has done so without
a great deal of exertion either. It has
brought some of that paper's ambitious
correspondents out under their proper
Dimes. Head Joe Haas" ranting this
morning for instance.
"Mil. Gest is so fortunate hs to he in
good company," says Mr. KclmreniH.i
Was he recalling tU past and bethought
himself of the two weeks he spent in
Washington walking and talking with
Mr. Gesl? Or does he speak of it as
something unusual or as some narrow
escape our congressman Ins had? More
liijht, Mr. Schurcmin.
Whenever Mr. J. L Haas undertakes
to express himself in print he must fee!
as he does' when standing before a jury
endeavoring to make the most of the ma
terial at hand by either ignoring facts al
together or coloring them in such a way
as best to suit his purpose. This latitude
is allowed an attorney, hut the jury of
the public will not permit it.
The Union first accused Mr. Cable of
being opposed to the Hennepin canal,
because, as it claimed, of his railroad in
terests. It found that nobody believed
that trumped-up ;,flsehood, and so it
changed its mode of warfare by saying he
owns a paper in Moline Ihat is opposed
to the cansl. As soon as it fi nils that
nobody will believe cither statement it
will have a new lie ready.
Matteih are gettng desperate for the
republicans when they find it necessary
to have Uncle Iitk Oa'lesby come into
the distri.it for the purpose of creating
some enthusiasm. The arguments to be
used are already known. They are the
same everywhere. The farmer will be
told it is a blehsing to be taxed and the
consumer will Ikj told the same, both of
whom will have their eyes upon Mr.
Oglcsby and their cars open to every
piece of political clap-trap he utters.
Imagine Mr. Oest holding members in
line when the Hennepin canal bill was at
tacked on the floor of the house. Im
agine the mighty Hock Islander, with
eagle eye, wily tactics and commanding
presence holding the nation's representa
tives together. And when the opposition
became greatest, think of the daring of
our doughty statesman, his ringing argu
ment, his stentorian tones.
The critters went into Hie ark quile ovin
savs (li.- ant t.i illt! elephant, who are you nhovinr
Mr. FciiuiiEMAN, architect, does him
self an injustice by siying that the name
"Gest" was the only word that bad any
meaning or manliness in the Anaus ar
tide referring to himself. It was known
the gentleman had modesty and credit
was given him for that quality, but this
confession is carrying the matter too far.
Ilia own name was mentioned two or
three times, but if its utterance suggests
neither meaning nor manliness it is to be
When we consider the henpecked hus
band we are more convinced than ever
that woman was made of the backbone
and not of the sparerib of man.
STUCK NO LONGER.
Reported Agreement of
COMPROMISE OF TEE DIFFICULTY.
Hiniling Tnriun To lie Taxed Thi
fourths or it Cent a I'ounil and Sugar
Fre l'p to No. I A Kennedy Hlast at
'tti. Senate Stricken Out of the Keeord
Iteju venation of the White House
Gleanings from the National Capital.
Washington Citt, Sept, . The He
publican conferrees on the tariff bill held
a meeting yesterday moruinif and dis
cussed at soma length the differences be
tween the two houses on the sugar sched
ule and tho duty on biudiu.; twine. No
sonclusion was reached, and at a further
conference iu the afternoon there was the
lama result Au adjournment was had
for the clay at 4:30 o'cloek. The action of
the western senators) Tuesday iu entering
a protest against tho proposition to place
t small duty on binding twine has com
plicated matters seriously.
Would Kejeet a Coiuproititt.
A well-known western senator said to a
reporter of the United Press that while
the senators who met Tuesday afternoon
were not ImiuiiU to stand together on this
propositiou, there were enough Repub
lican senators pledged to stand out for
free bimltm,- twine to make it certain that
the conference repnrt would be rejected
in the senate if the senate conferrees
agreed to any compromise on this dis
puted point, Tho conferrees and other
Republicans who nro interested in the
fate of the bill have used every possible
ruument, with the recalcitraut senators,
but thus far apparently without effect.
The Whole Kill iu Itatigrr.
The conferrees snid yesterday that it is
utmost impossible to come to au agreement
Jtiless a compromise is made on binding
I wine, and that if the conference report
ihoulil be rejected through the efforts of
ihe friends of free binding twine,
tenators who are opposed to other feat
ares of the bill will feel at, liberty to use
the same tactics to obtain other changes,
and It will be impossible to pass the tarill
Later The Conferrees Agree.
The Republican conferrees on the tariff
bill have agreed on binding twine anil su
gar, llindmg twine is to lie taxed at ? of
a cent a pound, nnd sugar is to be free up
to No. lti, with GlOof a cent per pound
alKiveNo.lt'.. This is essentially a com
promise. The conferrees Tuesday night
about decided to report their inability to
agree and ask for instructions from their
respective houses, but on consulting
Speaker Heed they thought it best to
abandon that programme. The speaker
informed them that if the report came to
the house in any other form than as n full
agreement and the discontented members
of the house were given au opportunity to
pick the bill to pieces he could not answer
for the result.
REPAIRS ON THE WHITE HOUSE.
What the Artists Have Iteen Ilolng- In
tht President Absence.
Washington Citt, Sept. 25. The pres
ident returned to the White House last
night aud found the ancient mansion iu
the hands of workmen from top to bot
tom. A great deal of handsome work is
being done on the old house. The presi
dent's room has been newly papered with
a pearl-grey paper that has a dash of blue
in its foliations. The gilding has all been
retouched and the frieze is richly ornate.
Dr. Scott's room has 1een newly papered
and calcimined, and Mrs. Dimmirk's
room has a new papr with Louts XVI
festoons all over it. Tim private diuing
room has been handsomely decked.
The (ilnrirled Blue Ilooiu.
The chief work In the house, however, is
going forward in the blue Konm. This
much-vaunted apartment is taking on
glories never dreamed of before. The
beautiful oval of tho ceiling will have a
sky effect, in softly clouded cerulean.
There will be a decorative centerpiece ami
a border with the arms of the Uuited
States in gold nt either end. The walls
will lie hung with rich blue silk brocade
in I,ouis XVII pattern, wrought from
s)ecial de-ign; the frieze will be an artis
tic free hand relief, damask pattern, and
the dado will reproduce and continue the
design of the wall effectively.
Sirs, Harrison's (ioml Taste.
The woodwork will lie treated in china
white, the furniture will le covered with
handsomely embossed silk plush in elec
tric blue, and the mirrors and mantels
will be gilded. The draperies will tie of a
piece with silken hangings woven espec
ially for the White House, and there will
be a new chandelier. The decorators have
the Iiiite Room full of scaffolding, and
will take all of next month to finish the
work. Mrs. Harrison nas selected all the
hangings ami designed till the improve
ments of the house, and has shown much
KENNEDY'S SPEECH MUST GO.
The Whole Thing- Ordered Stricken from
The Uecortl Oilier I-eRislntion.
Washington City, Sept. 2.'. In the
house yesterday Miller of South Carolina
was sworn in. A resolution from the for
eign nffairs committee calling cm tho pres
ident for information alwiut the killing of
Gen. Barrundia was agreed to. A resolu
tion from the judiciary committee direct
ing that Kennedy's Celebrated speech be
excluded from the permanent record was
agreed to. Kennedy defended himself in
a long speerh, saying that he was perfect
ly willing for the country to pass judg
ment on him. Tho French spoliation
claims amendment to the deficiency bill
was non-concurred in 111 to S7 and a.
conference was ordered. The senate hills
were passed pensioning Mrs. Fremont, Mrs.
McClellati and Mrs. Crook; also senate
bill to regulate the naming of United
SUites vessels, and other less important
The senate passed a resolution directing
the heads of the state, treasury, war, and
navy departments tp prepare bills baaed
on the recommendations of tho marina
conference. A number of bills of uo gen
eral interest were passed. Senate substi
tute for tho federal court bill was
pnased. The land court bill was debated
The Vote on Kennedy' Speech.
Washington Citt, Sept. aft. Oa the
vote to expunge the celebrated speech of
Kennedy of Ohio against tho senate and
certain senators from the record of the
of the house there were IjO yeas and 36
nays. 1 he names were as follows, but
three of them, Cu minings. McAdoo and
O'Neil of Massachusetts, being Democrats:
Anderson of Kansas, Atkinson of West
Virginia, B.er, Houtelle, Hrowor, Clark
of Wisconsin, Cogswell, Conger, Cum
min km, Dickerson. Featherston, Flick,
Flood, fiifford, (ireenhalge, Grosvenor,
Hall, Hansbrougli, Kelley. Iaws. Mc
Adoo. Morrill, Mudd, O'Donne!!, O'Neill
of Massachusetts. Osborne, I'ugsley, Saw
yer, Smith of Illinois, Smith of West Vir
ginia, Joseph I). Taylor, Townsend of
Colorado, Vandover, Van Schaick. Will
iams of Ohio, Wilson of Waaliimztmi SB.
THE NEW FEDERAL COURT BILL.
Bome of Its Provision as It I'assed the
(Senate A Court of Appeal.
Washington Citt. Sept, 25. The fed
eral court bill as it passed the senate yes
terday provides for the appointment by
the president of an additional circuit
judge, with the same compensation as
other circuit judges. It creates in each
circuit a circuit court of appeals, to con
sist of three judges, and which is to be a
court of recorjj with appellate jurisdic
tion, a term is to bo held annually by
the circuit court of Appeals in each of the
nine judicial circuits, tho western loca
tions being Cincinnati, Chicago, St. Luis
and San Francisco. Terms cau also be
held at such other places as may be desig-
n.ted. the Drst tern,, brin h, 1 I ds The
seexmu juonuay in January, isii. A.P-
peals hereafter can mil y lie taken from
district or circuit Courts to the supreme
court of the United States or l o the cir
cuit court of appeals herein esU blished.
Will Not Amenil th Itiila!
Washington Citt, Sept. 25 The Re
publican members of the house 'commit
tee on rules got together yesten lay morn
ing and discussed the pending proposition
to changtaKhe rules so as to compel mem
bers to-vote. After talking over the mat
ter and giving consideration to assur
ances given by certain prominent Demo
cratic members that tho final passage of
the tariff bill would not be delayed or ob
structed by them, it was decide 1 that the
action proposed would " be premature at
The Name of Our War Sl ips.
Washington Citt, Sept. 2S-Tho bill
which passed the house yester Jay hav
ing already passed the seuafs providing
a system for naming our war, vessels re
quires that naval vessels of the first rate
shall be named after the state s of the
Union, those of the second rate after
cities, those of the third rate after im
portant events or names connected with
the naval history of the Uuited States,
and those of the fourth rate after lakes
The President's Outing I Over.
Washington Citt. Sept, 25. The presi
dent and the members of his party ar
rived at the Pennsylvania railroad sta
tion from Cressoti a few minutes past 8
o'clock last night. The president went
directly to the White House in order to
inspect some bills that were awniting his
approval, while the ladies of the party
were driven to the residence of Postmas
ter general Wanamaker, where they were
joined later iu the evening by tlie presi
dent. The Nary Yard Out or Policies.
WASHINGTON ClTV, Sept, 25. The secre
tary of the navy, in a recent ci-cularto
the commandants of the various navy
yards in view of the approaching election
in November, calls especial attention to
the act of congress providing th.it no in
crease in the force at any navy y ird shall
be made tit anytime within si sty days
before an election. The secretary says
that careful attention should be given to
the execution of this law.
dlSSATISFIED SWITCHME N.
A I'nlou PariHc Case That Need Presi
dent Sweeney's Attention.
DENVER, Colo.. Sept, 2. Thi Union
Pacific railroad has been having trouble
with its switchmen here for several months
past. The remedies applied have not im
proved tho situation, and the yards have
been seriously blocked most of the time,
purposely as the company alleg s. Sev
eral days ago the switchmen' grievance
committee demanded of (Jen. -Manager
Meek the dismissal of Yard Superinten
dent Burns, otherwise they wout I strike.
Pending investigation Iinrus was sus
pended. All the Mem on a Strike.
The charges made agaiust Burns were
disproved and yesterday niorni lg Mr.
Meek addressed a comniunicatio-i to the
men arraigning them for neglect i f duty,
and informing them that Burns nould be
reinstated at noon, and that all w ho were
unwilling toco-operate with hi n must
quit the service of the company. When
the whistle blew for the men to return to
work at 1 o'clock not one of the 125
switchmen appeared. The company se
cured thirty new men and gave tl e strik
en! twenty-four hours to decide whether
they will return.
A PERFECT FLOOD OF RA N.
Over Sixteen Inches Falls at Helena,
Ark., In Two llays.
NEW ORLEANS, Sept, 25 A special from
Helena, Ark., to The Picavune savs that
the most terrilic and destructive rain
storm ever known in the history of Hel
ena visited that place Tuesday evening.
Itain commenced falling at 3 o'clock in
the afternoon aud continued until 6
o'clock, when a veritable cloud-bi rst oc
curred. Almost, immediately thereafter
all that part of the city bounded by
Walker street on the north, Coiumbiu
street on the east and College street on
the west became one vast sheet of water.
Ilrlven from Their Homes.
Fences were swept away. sidevujs torn
up, outhouses upturned, cellar"? Hooded,
and car tracks submerged. In the south
ern portion of the city the people were
sompelled to leave their homes. The to
tal rainfall was 0.21 inches dur ng the
night, and for the past two days lt.19
inches. The loss cannot yet be estimated.
ABBREVIATED TELEGRAM J.
The Ishpeming, Mich., miner want
their employers to give them six days' pay
for five day' work.
. By an exploaion in a shipyard at, New
castle, Kngland, Wednesday, twelve work
men were fatally injured.
Thomas Ward was literally roasted to
death by an explosion of gas in the Feger
Ridge colliery near Fremont, I'a. , V.'ed nes
day, and James Lewis and Albert Miller
were seriously burned.
The New York Socialists, under the
lead of John Most, attempted to hold a
sacrilegious entertainment in burlesque
of the Jewish fast of atonement, but the
mayor ordered the police to preveut it and
the show did not come off.
At Bridgeport, Conn., Wednesday the
national council of the Ordtjr of An erican
Mechanics elected Charles H. Jewott, of
Salem, Mass., councillor, and Johti Sea
ver, of Philadelphia, secretary. The next
national council will be hold at Troy in
The Potter-Lovell firm, which fai ed at
Boston some days ago, owes about 18,000,
000 according to the exports.
An Illinois firm has agents all through
northwestern Iowa buying up the entire
hay crop at from $3.50 to W.OO per ton.
Thomas Kevin, an insane resident of
Marissa, Ills., Wednesday fatally shot S.
B. Curry, proprietor of the Marissa cream
ery, and then escaped. It seems to have
been pure crazy cussedness.
Anumlierof the memb rs of tho Ro
man Catholic congress at Fulda are down
with typhoid fever, alleged to have been
brought) on by eating canned American
lobsters. Four deaths have occurred.
About 1,000 women, representing f.H de
nominations except the Roman Cattiolic,
met at Chicago Wednesday to form nn or
ganization to secure tho reading of the
Biblo in the public schools.
Arthur Buett, oue of the alleged New
York Central train wreckers, has with
drawn his plea of guilty, and now com
plains that he was not permitted to have
counsel, and intimates thit he has been
The citizens of St. Puul having refused
to supply bail for the indicted census
enumerators, they promise to mate it
warm for "Podmasfer" Smith, of St.Paul,
by swearing that they padded the ret urns
ot that city under his orders.
Sybil Johnstone, who wears such a
"thin" costume iu "The Clemenceau C ase,"
has been offered ! into to pose for a pho
tograph in her "suit," and has ref ised.
She says she uses the costume in the In
terest of artistic truth, and nut as a money -making
Followed Their Children.
Ritteustown, Pa., Sept. 25. Haury
Stagerwald and his wife were found dead
at their home Monday evening. On
slip of paper was written: "We die to
gether; gone to meet our children." Mr.
and Mrs. Stagerwald were an aged couple,
and had six children, all of whom died
within the past three years.
. Indignant Manufacturers.
PlTTSBOKO, Sept. 85 Prominent Pitts
burg iron and steel manufacturers are
filled with indignation over the work of
the Republican tariff conferrees in reduc
ing the rates on p lates, steel billets, Hteel
rails and structural work.
' STEWART'S MONEY.
Anothet Grab for the
GEN. BUTLEB HAS NEW EVIDENCE.
Some Alleged Irish Heir Wo Want a
Chance to Ptots Their Kelat lonship
A Few Knots That if Proved Put Judge
Hilton in a V.tl Position and Cust a
loud on the Memory of Mrs. A. 1". Stew
art. New Yoijk Sept, 2.1 Is the will of the
late dry goods merchant, Alexander T.
Stewart to be broken? Gen. Benjamin
F. Butler and Lawyer William H. Secor
claim that they have documentary evi
dence in their possession that will legally
nullify the will. The case of Sarah Bra
nagh, of Lisburn, Ireland, who claims to
be the nearest blood relative of A. T.
Stewart, against W. P. S:nith,a colored
coachman of the late Mrs. Stewart, came
up before Judge Ijicombe in the Unitep
States ciicuit court yesterday, - and sur
prising facts were elicited. Gtfcvchman
Smith was left a valuable house at 13
West Thirty-fifth street by Mrs. Stewart,
Sarah Branagh brought suit several years
ago for ejectment against him on Ihe
ground that she was legally heir to the
Must I'iotb Tllelr Relationship
Different lawyers have been trying to
have a commission appointed to go to
Ireland and examine certain wituesses as
to the kindred of A. T. Stewart
and Mrs. Brunagh's claim that she
was a blood relative of Stewart,
Certain interrogatories which the com
plainants' lawyers have prepared to be
asked foreign witnesses have been repeat
edly thrown out by both Judges Wallace
and Lacomhe on the ground that the an
swers to them could not be submitted to a
jury to prove pedigree unless it could ba
proved that the plaintiffs had evidence in
their possession to show that they were
the blood relatives they claimed to be.
llujler's Startling Assertion.
"I wish to ask you, (Jen. Butler," said
the court yesterday, "whether you have
evidence in your possession sufficient to
justify a foundation for these interroga
tions, or are you hoping to gain such evi
"I will state fully and frankly to the
court," said Mr. Butler, "that I have such
evidence iu my possession. I have known
of cases where wituesses have been bribed
and got out of the way where largo es
tates are held l-y fraud and wrong. This
hap(ens to lie a case wherein I have now
in my pocket evidence which no one can
get unless they can bribe me. That I
don't think any one will ever do."
Letters from A. T. Stewart.
"1 have iu that little satchel lying there
on the table let?rs from A. T. Stewart, in
his own handwriting, recoguizing these
witnesses in Ireland as his relatives. I
don't think that any one will be able to
get these letters away from me. 1 have
proof in various ways of this relationship
to Mr. Stewart, but I can't trace it fully."
That's all I want to know, general,"
said the judge. '"Your assurance that you
have such evidence is enough." lien. But
ler then stated for the benefit of Judge
Russell that he would prove that Judge
Hilton and Mr. and Mrs. Stewart had vis
ited some of these relatives in Ireland.
Living Witnesses To Ite Presented.
Gen. Butler said that he did not pro
pose to have the commission go over any
part of the world, except Ireland, to find
out from comH'tent wituesses how many
of Mr. Stewart's heirs are alive. They in
tended, he said, to have'a couple of very
old persons on the stand soon to prove
that many of the heirs are very much
alive. Judge Iaeombc took the tinners in
the case and reserved his decision as to
the form of interrogatories he would al
lrw to le asked by the commission.
Was Perjury Committed?
Gen. Butler said last night that the let
ters would cause some interesting read
ing. The letters had come into his pos
session within a mouth. The night Mr.
Stewart died Mr. Secor said Judge Hil
ton strew up a petition to have his will
proved nnd probated. Both Judge Hil
ton and Mrs. Stewart, he said, swore to an
affidavit slating that Mr Stewart had not
a blood relative then living on the earth.
The will was then immediately probated.
A YOUNG IRISH AMAZON
Who Is His F.iioiii-h to Make ller Broth
er Walk Very Straight.
New Yu:k, Sept. 23. The registry
clerks nnd oU"ii:ials at the barge office
were i struck dumb with amazement Tues
day when the passengers were being
landed from the steamer Anchoria upon
seeing a female form towering high above
the heads of 300 passengers who were
crowded in the iuclosuro at the registry
office. When it came to the young wom
an's turn to have her pedigree recorded in
Underwit's books, she gave the name of
Very Youthful for a fiUntes.
The young Itulv, who was a very hand
some brunette, with snappin black eyes,
said that she was born in theVouury Kil
dare, Ireland, and was Hl1 years old. She
said that her height was 6 feet 7 inches iu
her stockings aud she tipped the scales at
5:74 pounds. The young girl was unusual
ly intelligent nnd laughed heartily when
asked whether she was a freak, but denied
the insinuation, saying that she was go
ing to keep house tor hor brother in this
Score on the Diamond.
Chicacjo, Sept. 25.-The records made
yesterday on the base ball field were as
follows: league: At Pittsburg Pitts
burg 6, Boston 3; batteries Clarkson and
Beunetl, (Jumlicrt and Decker. At Cleve
landCleveland 1, New York 5; batteries
Beatiu and Ztmmer, Rusio and Bulk
ley. At Cincinnati Cincinnati 1. Brook
lyn 5; butteries Duryea and Keenan,
Terry and Clarke. At Chicago Chicago
3. Philadelphia 0; batteries Stein and
Cooney. Vickery and Schriver.
Brotherhood: At Pittsburg Pittsburg
B, Broooklyn 12; batteries Maul and
Fields, Hemming aud Cook. At Buffalo
Buffalo 0, New York 4; batteries Staf
ford nnd Clark, Crane and Vaughan. At
Cleveland Cleveland 4, Boston 5; batter
ies Grulier and SutclilTe, Radltciurne and
Kelly. At Chicago Chicago 4, Philadel
phia 2; Imt furies King and Boyle, San
ders and Mtilligan.
Western: At Minneapolis Omaha 3,
Minneapolis 7; at Denver Milwaukee 10,
Denver 6; at Sioux City St Paul 9,
Sioux City 1H.
Fire at Kay City, Michigan.
Bat Citt, Mich., Sept. 25. Fire started
in lumber piles ou Eddy Bros, ft Ca's
wharf iu the Tint Ward yesterday after
noon, and a stiff wind from the north
carried the flames from one dock to an
other, and in less than two hours 150 piles,
comprising 8,000,000 feet, had been de
stroyed, entailing a loss of (50,000. At
7 o'clock the wind changed, aud the tire
was gotteu under control.
II a Wa Scattered Along the Track.
Nicholson, Pa., Sept 25. Walter
Bwarta, a Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western brakeman, was found -cut to
pieces on the railroad near here yesterday
morning, portions of his mangled body be
ing scattered along the track for several
hundred yards. Besides the train from
which he foil two other trains passed over
his body before it was found,
lie Never Will Return Now.
Pkentice, Wis., Sept 2S Charles John
son, a laborer, was shot and fatally
wounded by his wife at 12:30 o'clock Tues
day night Johnson packed his sachet,
and after abusing his wife, left, saying
that he would never return. Shortly
afterward he returned and broke in the
duof- The woman grabbed a revolver and
shot him in the abdomen.
IN DAILY DREAD.
DeadiTne Fate of Pompeii Threatens
&N ANCIENT VOLCANO IN ACTION.
The City Shaken by Repeated Earth
quake Shock and Nearly Deserted by
It Inhabitant Every Building More
or Less Injured Investigating the Con
dition ot Ireland Number of Knglish
men Looking over the (iruond Govern
ment Kelief Work.
GltAXAlM, Nicaragua, Sept. 25 Twelve
thousand people, terror-stricken by earth
quake shocks and continued rumblings of
the ancient volcano Mombacho, have fled
from the city s ince Sunday, and now ouly
fifth of the population remains. In
ternal rumblings were heard on Sunday,
nd the shaking of the earth during the
last three days has resulted iu injury to
nearly every house in this city of 15.000
muls. Granada is built at the base of the
jreat volcano Mambacha, which has lieen
:onsidered as extinct for centuries, no
ruptioii having taken place iu it since
the discovery of the country.
The Solid Karth Upheaving.
But there is now a daily dread lest the
,ong-closed crater should open and bury
ihe town iu lava and ashes. A heavy
hock come on Monday morning that
Caused immense damage, cracking walls
in all parts of the city, and it was felt at
Managua, Kivar, Masayn and other towns,
lixty and seventy miles distant. Other
thocks, equally heavy, followed, though
uo damage has been done outside of this
:ity, where there is hardly a house that
Joes not threaten to fall.
Wild Punic of Ihe People.
A wild panic seized the residents, and
I very one at once made made desperate
(ITorts to leave the city. Those who have
been able to get away by railroad, car
tlage or cart or on foot to neighboring
lowus or hiciendas are living iu abject
terror. Tho vibrations of the earthquake
have been from northeast to southwest,
ind those of the heaviest kind have num
bered half a dozen, though the minor
tremblings have lieen innunierab'e. The
jne-story adobes and brick houses made
With straw, after the fashion of the an
:ient Kyptians were of course cracked
from ceiling to flitor, but the firmest
it ruct tires of masonry have also been in
jured. The Threatening Mountain.
Mombacho, the volcano, which is looked
Upon as tho ceiiter of ihe upheaval, is
bout 8,000 feet high, and Oranada is lo
cated at its base, u part of the town being
built on the lower portion of the slope,
tud lesathan fift-.'en miles from the crater.
There are evidences of a terrible eruption
In the pnst. when the greater quantity of
the lava coursed down the volcano's slope
to the center of Lake Nicaragua, from the
ih ores of which the peak rises. There are
numberless little islands a short way
from shore, formed by the flow of lava.
Should there I an eruption Granada
would I doomed, even should the lava
take a direction away from it, as the fall
:.f ashes would lie suftii-ient to make the
MORLEY'S IRISH TOUR.
f'xaniple Follow ed hv III her
lishmeii Hut til i ne K:tilu ars.
IxiNIxiN, Sept. 23. Mot ley's example in
making a personal iusjicction of the famine-threatened
districts of Ireland has
proved contagions, and n lari;e party of
Kuglish nud Scotch member of parlia
ment has now been made up with the
same object in view. The reports and
statements of these gentlemen are expect
ed to form an interesting feature of the
next session of pariianrmt. The charac
ter of the visitors is of the highest kind,
and their words will have great weight
with thf (English Conservatives, who are
Uot inclined to accept the statements of
the Irish mem tiers as exactly unpreju
diced. What llnltour Is lining.
Meanwhile the government is pushing
its scheme of relievingdistress by furnish
ing employment for labor in ihe construc
tion of light railways in Ireland. The
total mileage thus far projected is seventy
five, nnd if necessary this will be ex
tended considerably. Three different lines
re contemplated, and the work will he
gin very soon.
BERLIN'S FIRE DEPARTMENT.
It Could lie Viuttly Improved in Fltieieney
London, Sept. 23. The recent Cre in
Berlin, resulting in the death of three
persons and the injury of eleven, all oc
cupants of one house, has been tho snl
ject of a careful official inquiry, w ith the
view to discover t he reason for stieh a ca
lamity. The inquiry has revealed the
fact that the Iterlin fire brigade is in a
deplorable state of im-fnVieiicy, an 1 that
the serious results of the fir-s referred to
are directly tracal.le to this cause. Not
only is the discipline of the force poor
and the management in inefficient hands,
but the machinery i largely of an obso
lete type, and there is hardly any life
BHViug department of the service worth
speaking of. The report o.i the inquiry
calls for a thorough reorganizilion of tho
The Case of O'llrien anil IHIIon.
LoSIMiN, Sept 23 It is stated on good
authority that O'Brien and Dillon will
plead guilty to making the Tipperary
sieeches and avoid the process of a tedi
ous trial.. They expect to lie sentenced to
six months' imprisonment This will
give them the immediate right of aitpenl,
which involves at least six weeks' or two
months' delay, duriug which they will
be released on heavy bail. This will give
them ample time to visit New York. Hs
ton anil Philadelphia, and return for hear
ing at the trial ou appeal.
The Fight on Clanrlearde'a Fstatn.
IxrsiioN, Sept. 23. Feeling runs very
high in Ireland on t he subject of the
Clanricarde estate, which Lord Clanri
carde is attempting to settle with emi
grants from Ulster, in plat of the evicted
tenants. Kvictions are proceeding with
renewed vigor in all parts of Ireland. The
evictions in Donegal are the most exten
sive since the plau of campaign was
Got Their Sentence Reversed.
DrBI-IN, Sept. 25. Judge Waters, of the
Waterford sessions, has reversed the sen
tences of three months' imprisonment at
bard labor imposed upon Editors- Fisher,
Redmond and Spencer for plau-of-cam-pa'gu
speeches at Wakefield. The prose
cution was badly conducted add aroused
anfavornble remark from the court
TtrriMe Famine In Africa.
London, Sept 25 Suakim advices re
port the famine in the interior as terrible.
Thousands are dying of starvation. Car
avans are plundered by the desperate na
il ves to obtain food, nnd the owners are
nurdered if tbey resist
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in that way avoid serious sickness. Like
most everyone else they are more fre
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any other physical disorder. To correct
this tbey take St. Patrick's Pills in pref
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comb says, "They are a mild pill, and
besides, keep the whole system in order.
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