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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1890.
Published Daily nd Weekly at HB4 Second Are
nue, Knck Inland, 111.
J. W. Potter, -
TiKXfl-Dally, 50c per month; Weekly, $3.00
All eommnnicatlons of a critical or snmmenta
tle character, political or rellidoan. must have
real name attached for publication No anch artl
ticles will be printed over netltiooi miniatures .
Anonymous communication not noticed.
Correspondence aoliclted from every township
In Kock Inland county.
FKIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26. 1890.
For United staten Senator Johw M. Palmes
For Stale Tieastirer Edward 8. Wilsom.
For Sui't. of Public Instruction.. ..Hmbi Kaab.
.... . I John Hbyawt.
PorTrn-tee Illlnolal N w oraham.
Lmverelty, - ....Richard D. IAoroah.
For Congress Be T. Cable
For State Senator R. H Hikma
For Representative JoHM A WlLSON.
For Countv Jndire
For County Clerk Charles A. Crei'tz
VorSherirt CV 1. OoHrxiN
For Treasurer Oao. B. Kriiwsir
For County Supt. of SchoU.Cua. B Marshall
As the cold weather approaches flan
nels am required. Some of our people
have begun to wear the bloody shirt.
Thk account given in the Union of the
burin) of a colored man a short time ago
would bring tears to the heart of a grind
stone. Somfbody signing himself "An Old
Soldier," writes to the lrni n to get id
of an extra amount of bile. He feels bet
ter today. The Union is not a patent
medicine but it is an excellent emetic.
One of the principal sorrows of the
old soldier who writes to the Union is
that when the wealthy people give sup
pers or entertainments he is never asked
to partake, but must comfort himself at
home by rushing the 'growler."
It is not necessry for the Union to
pay so much attention to the future wiien
the present demands so much at his hands
It U worrying nbout what would happen
h'ioiiM Mr. Cable fail in getting a second
appropriation for the Hennepin canal.
Bridges are not necessary to be crossed
bj-forc Ihey are reached. But the same
argument concernicg the appropriation
would apply with equal force in regard
to Mr. Oest, but he will never have the
opportunity of causing regrets in that
Thf. Flerry County AWr and the Qen
eeo Jlepulilie have written up the Hen
nepin canal with eulogies upon those who
did so much for its advancement. It is a
painfully appuent fact that the nume of
Gest does not appear among those who
are favoied with praise. The arduous
labors of our representative have no
basis in truth, and are never heard of ex
cept in the assertions of our esteemed
contemporary, the L'nion, and eyen that
organ does not believe what it says and
no one else does.
The Union says that Messieurs Haas
and Schureman have given the Argcs a
black eye. It may be that these gentle
men blacken everything they touch, but
thelk discoloring qualities have not been
noticed as regards this ofllre. There Is a
certain fish that blackens the water around
it so that it may do its work with the
least h.trm to itself. That is what the
Union had in its mind, no doubt, when
speaking of those brainy fellows who live
in the cloud -i and mAke the earth tremble
by a look Barrister Haas and Architect
The "Old Soldier" speaks in exultant
tones of a republican administration that
gave the Soldiers' Home, at .Quincy, so
that t!ie soldier could die in peace and not
in the poor house. In that home there
are two hundred democrats, but they find
it almost impossible to have their votes
recorded through the manipulations of
their republican comrades. Surely the
the old soldiers should wi.sh to live in
peace ps well as die in peace. Battles
were not fought that a particular party
should live in the ascendancy and trample
upon the rights of their fellows who
marched side by side in time of war.
An old soldier writes such a cute little
letter tc the Union that it's just too sweet
for anything. It has just the loveliest
little bloody shirt in it, scalloped on the
sides, shirred in front and cut on the bias
generally. It has in it, too, a pretty lit
tie story much pretiier than Mary and
her lamb and besides it is something
cute and tells about bow the good people
they call republicans fought a terrible
fight a g od many years ago against the
south no. af iiinst people they call dem
ocrats and they were so fond of that
fight they have been talking about it ever
since. It's an awfully pretty story.
Everybody should hear it, but then every
body will, because about election time
these good people they call republicans
that is, the awfully good republicans who
are not like the plain, every -day ones
will tell it over and over again until
everything is settled. And if you are not
around where you can hear it this year,
you needn't give up for you are sure to
hear it just whenever another election
comes up. After that it is laid away in
apices and things so that it won't spoil
until it is needed again.
The letter of S. B. Uobinson, editor of
the Senaca Sun, South Dakata, and for
merly of this county, which was pub
lished last week with reference to W. F.
Crawford, republican candidate for the
stute senate in this district, has created
much comment and consternation among
the people generally, butespecially among
the farmers. That a man who was roll,
ing in plenty should refuse to contribute
to the starving people of Dakota is more
than anyone can understand. And not
only did he refuse to contribute, but be
endeavored to bring about a deal by
which money could lie made out nf
those who were buying necessaries
for the people in want. He was
not content with a fair profit
nor with the market price, but
he wanted to get the benefits of a
shameful speculation. One would have
thought that bis refusal to help the un
fortunate woull have been a sufficient
display of baseness without adding to it
the Insults of a mercenary speculator.
He has dug his own political grave. The
ahroud is in preparation.
THAT TARIFF BILL.
Another Day Spent in Agreeing
THE TRUST MADE A HARD FIGHT.
A Long Wrangle Over m DlttVrenoeof Two
MUls per found How It la 8all to Have
Been Cntu promised A New York Man
on a ftecontl Term for Harrison Al
leged Crookedness of the House Post
muter Good Day's Work in Coneresa.
Washington City, Sept. 26. The report
that the tariff conferrees had agreed
Wednesday night was a little previous, it
seems, but they were last night again re
ported to have practically agreed, and in
deed those responsible for Wednesday
night' report say they were agreed as
stated then, but that a fight was opened
yesterday morniiiK against the sugar
schedule which caused delay. According
to the report lat night sugar is to be free
up to No. 10 Dutch standard, with a tariff
of yi a rent a pound above 10; a bounty of
2 cents a pound on domestic sugar above
110 polariscope test, and a louiity of
cents on sugar between 80 and 9. Bind
ing twine is to be taxed, probably at of
a cent, or possibly 0 9, and California
whisky made out of sweet wine and fruit
brandy is to be free.
KrTorts of the ftugar Truit.
The conference had reached an agree
ment Wednesday night as stated above,
but the lute trains brought upon the scene
a horde of millionaire lobbyists from New
York and Philadelphia, and the sugar
question was reopened. Nothing like the
effort which has beeu made to save the
sugar trust has been seen here in many
years. All day yesterday the fight was
waged for at least O.ri cent per pound duty
on foreign sugar. learning finally that
the dividing line of No. 16 must stand,
the trust's agents turned their attention
to the tariff on grades above lti. Their
first plan was to trade with the free sugar
men, and by concediug free sugar below
W, get in return an increase of l4 cent a
pound or so above that grade. Hut they
were promptly blinked iu this by the de
cision of the western memlwrs of the
A Difference fif Two Mill.
The struggle finally narrowed down to
a contest between 0.4 cent on suuar aliove
16, as in the house bill, and 0., as amend
ed by the senate. During the iifternoon
Hiscock and A Id rich went over to the
house and informed Payson, Cannon and
Gear that the ultimatum of the senate
was 0.6 cent. The trio of representatives
promptly replied that the bouse woidd
never ugree to 0.0. and that 0 4 was their
ultimatum. On this difference the states
men disputed for two or three hours,
the conferrees finally agreeing that the
best way out of the dilliculty was to split
the difference and make the rate 5 mill.
This compromise rate will le accepted by
the house, and probably by the senate.
The lilmliiig Twine Duty.
Binding twine whs practically settled
Wednesday, but was re-opened yesterday
(luring the contest over sugar. The com
promise rate of three quarters of a cent
per pound will probably I reported by
the conferrees, and this the free twine
men of the house are willing to nccept iu
view of their victory on sugar. The nine
free twine senators from the western
and northwestern states are still declar
ing that they will not support taxed
twine, and are being dubbed the nine
highbinders by their colleagues, but the
chances Hre that when it comes to the
point of voting for taxed twine or de
feating the bill they will take their medi
cine. TWO TERMS FOR HARRISON.
A New York Republican Says ltenom illa
tion Is Certain.
Washington Citr, Sept. Congress
man James Sherman, of New York, is
the first public man outside of the state
Indiana to rally under the Harrison pres
dential standard for 18W3. In the course
of a brief chat with Sherman he gave it
as his judgment that not only would the
president receive a renominatton two
years bence.bnt that it would come to him
with practical unanimity.
"Why do I reach that conclusion?" said
Sherman in reply to a question. "I'll tell
you. First, It is because Gen. Harrison
has made an excellent chief magistrate;
second, we must stand upon our record.
How can we consistently do this, and
eliminate i one man wno lias been so
great a factor In making that record?"
The Prellent's IViohes.
"Does President Harrison desire a re
"I cannot say. I should suppose that
he did. There certainly is no improprie
ty in doing so. Gen. Harrison is a shrewd
politician. He is thoroughly in line with
the sentiment of the Republican party.
They are pleased with his position on the
elections bill. They are especially pleased
with his appointees, who have been al
most without exception men of character
Sherman also believes that F.varts will
be returned to the senate next winter
should he desire a re-election.
Collided for Advertising Lotteries.
Wasiiinoton- -City, Sept. CO. Chief
Postoffice Inspector Rath bone has re
ceived telegraphic notices of the arrest of
the proprietors of The Montgomery (Ala.)
Advertiser and The Agi-ilerald and
Evening News at Birmingham, Ala., for
violation of the lottery law in publishing
and mailing lottery advertisements.
THE CHARGES AGAINST WHEAT.
How the House I'ostmaster I Alleged to
Have "Sawed Wood."
Washington City, Sept, 20. Enloe of
Tennessee got after Postmaster Wheat,
of the house, yesterday, v-ith a sharp
tick, and the result of the movement was
to start an investigation on foot that may
cause other hearts to nohe. En loo's charges
iu brief are that Wheat let contracts for
carrying the mails to Samuel Culbertson
for ff'.OoO ami at the same time made a
soft thing for himself by requiring Cul
bertson to pay him $150 per month oat of
the contract. Hopkins of Illinois pro
posed to extend the inquiry to the post
masters of the Forty-ninth aud Fiftieth
congresses, saying that thetr affairs were
so Interlaced that one could not be inves
tigated without the other.
Hilrott Also "Interlaced."
Struble of Iowa suggested that Silcott
was also "interlaced." Enloe had no ob-
ection to extension of the inquiry, and
louk of Tennessee said that if a Repub
lican had been stealing let him be ex
posed and punished. Then Heard of
Missouri wanted the inquiry extended to
all erevioits congresses, but this was a
little too much for Hopkins, who shut off
the Ipiinines-i of extension by demanding
the previous question. His amendment
was adopted and the inquiry intrusted to
the committee on accounts.
DID A LIVELY BUSINESS.
Congress Disposes of a Number of Hills
of More or Less Interest.
Wasiiinotov Cm', Sept. 26. The sen
ate yesterday passed house bill to es
tablish u port nf delivery at Peoria, Ills.;
senate resolutions extending for one year
the time for payment on land claims in
rases of crop failure; senate bill requiring
the United States to defend homestead
titles whore land is claimed to be mineral
because of phosphate deposits, and other
measures. The land court bill was dis
cussed further without action.
The house discussed and agreed to the
conference report on the bind grant for
feiture bill, as well as the conference re
ports ou the bills authorizing the entry of
lands by cities and towns forcemeterv pur
poses, granting a pension to Mrs. Alart-
ran ft, and to relieve the settler on Mortu. I
ern Pacific railway indemnity lands. A
resolution to investigate charge of specu
lation in ollice made against the j.o it mas
ter of t he house, was agreed to. 1 he bill
defining the duty of the sergeaiit-al 'irms
of the house wai passed; also tbe bill ap
propriating tl.OOO.OOD to enable the secre
tary of the navy to purchase nickel ore or
matte for nickel steel armor, uud some
The Lottery and the Mall.
Washington City, Sept. Si. Judge
Tyner, the assistant attorney general for
the postoffice, is engaged in preparing in
structions to postmasters in regiird to the
enforcement of the new anti-lot tery law.
A number of questions have arisen in re
gard to the construction of tbU law, es
pecially as to the right to mail newspa
pers containing lottery adver:isements
printed prior to the passage of the law;
also whether a Canadian newspaper con
taining lottery advertisements can be de
livered in this country through the mails.
Judge Tyner will answer bofh of these
conundrums iu the negative.
ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE DIAZ.
A Volley of Bullets Fired at ttie Presi
dent of Mexico.
New Orleans, Sept. 26. A Sin Anto
nio dispatch to The Times Demi'Crat says
that a prominent railway official just ar
rived from Mexico relates a stc ry of an
attempt on the life of President Diaz.
During the recent festivities the president
stepped out on the piazza of his residence
with his personal staff to witness the dis
play of fireworks and listen to the music.
It was at an early hour in the eveningand
the crowds around the palace were dense.
As Diaz appeared a volley of musketry
was heard above the din of mus e, cheers
and yells, and bits of brick and timber
flew around his head.
Forty Men In the Plot.
Diaz hastily retreated, followed by his
staff. Three bullets whizzed past bis
head. Forty men are known to 1 ave been
concerned in the plot, and fifteen of them
are in jail. The others have fled, but the
militia are tracking thetn. The news of
the deed has been suppressed by the gov
ernment officials. The attempt is ascribed
to the president's recent leaning toward
the clerical party.
GOV. HILL ON CHAUNCi:Y.
Remarks Addressed to the Farmers at a
LoCKPOKT, N. Y., Sept. 'M. ( Jovernor
Hill addressed the farmers at the couuty
fair here yesterday, aud in the course of
his speech styled Chauneey M. D -pew the
three R's; "reciprocity, retaliation, and
revenue," a sort of Rad way's reai.y relief,
which the learned doctor venture I to pre
senile. He thought the farmer would
have been tietter pleased had he promised
them, suffering as they are from railroad
exaction, three other R's, "regular re
duced rates" upon the transportation of
A Probable Murder I'neartlied.
VlSCESNES. Ind., Sept 26. IjiH Maya
shootiug scrape occurred in Pike county,
Indiana, near TJuiou. A boy named
Kirk, living with his uuele Hiram Grubbs,
was a witness of the shooting. A short
time afterward persons said they heard
Grubbs brutally beating the boy with a
club and after that young Kirk was never
seen again. Wednesday the coroner of
Gibson county was called to the House of
Grubbs to bit upon a skeleton that was
found in the rear of the barn. A bullet
hole was found in the skull. The skele
ton is said to be that of the loy and
Grubbs has been arrested and placed in
jail at Petersburg to protect him from the
fury of his neighbors.
The Iron City Bridge company, of Pitta
burg, Ph., is reported to be financially
The land forfeiture bill passed by con
gress forfeits 50,000,000 acres of land
granted to railways.
Capt. Dan Miller, of Grand Haven,
Mich., died at his home Wednesday. He
wis a well-known lake captain.
It is stated that next season the Mil
waukee base ball club, of the Western
league, will go into the American associa
tion. A statement filed in the circuit .;ourt at
"Antigo, Wis., Thursday, places the liabil
ities of Hoxie & Meller at $732,000; assets,
At Philadelphia Thursday a man
named John New, while standing by the
coffin containing his dead wife, drew a
revolver and shot himself dead.
QHog cholera has attacked the l ogs in
i he northern part of Harrison couuty, la.
Great numbers have died already and
there is no cessation of epidemic,
Tha National Prison congress, of which
ex-President Rutherford B. Hayes is pres
ident, convened at Cincinnati Thursday
night with 150 delegates in attendance.
Georsre Davis, a resident of Galesburg,
Ilia., since 1838, died in that city Thurs
day. He was an early Abolltiunbt, and
director of the "underground rallrrad."
Peter Reynhart passed through Spring
field, Ills., Wednesday, "on a tramp across
the continent. He will walk to Ran Fran
Cisco, doing missionary work en route.
He is a Hollander, and goiug to Cliiua as
A movement, is on foot to have the
United States flag hoisted daily at the en
trance of every harbor in the United
States. The Grand Army. Sons of Vet
erans and other bodies are at the bead of
At 2 o'clock Thursday mornii g the
Tenth Ohio district Republican ouven
tion nominated Hon. R. E. Doan, of Clin
ton connty, for congress. It took two
conventions and several hundred ballot?
to reach a conclusion.
James Gifford, a Deerfield, Mich., farm
er, was caught by officers just as hn was
about to plunge a knife Into the bnast of
his sleeping son, aged 19. He confessed
later that it was his Intention to k 11 all
of his six children and himself.
Hattie Leslie, a buxom young woman of
Buffalo, has issued a challenge to fight
Hattie Stewart, of Norfolk, Va., far the
female championship of the world and
t3X). She scorns gloves, and wants to do
her fighting with the bare fist.
Reuben Landes and Nebe Randal: have
been arretted on a charge of being impli
cated in the blowing up of the Penteoost
tabernacle with dynamite at Atwood, Ilia.
There are said to have been about twenty
others in the gang that did the work.
MMke Kelly's Mother-ln-Law Suicides.
Paterson, N. J., Sept. 26 Mrs. T. H.
Head If an, mother in-law of Mike Kelly,
the famous ball player, committed eul
c.de here yesterday! afternoon by jump
ing from the Market street bridge into
the river. A man who saw her jump at
tempted to rescue her, but she sar k be
fore he could reach her. Mrs. Healifan
had been in bad health for Home time
from malaria, and it is believed thai, she
was mentally affected by the large quan
tities of quinine she had taken.
lieen on Trial Twenty Years.
Akniston. Ala., Sept. 26. One of the
most remarkable cases ever tried in any
e mrt in this country was tried here this
week. Over twenty years ago a man
n lined Zmier killed another man ni med
Hogan iu a row which they had over a
hog. Zaner was arrested, but his trial
has been continued from term to term for
the past twenty years, and now be is
senteue.-d to a term of only one year for
The Union Pacific Switchmen.
Denveis. Colo., Sept. 26. In the Union
Pacific yards yesterday the company had
thirty-five new men and seven engims at
work. The officials assert that under the
minagemaut of Superintendent Burns.
against whose retention the striking
switchmen protest, they moved more
freight yesterday than they formerly did
with a force of 115 men and thirty engines
In the same length of t ime.
New Method of "Raising" a
STOLEN CHECK TO A BAD BUSINESS
In Attempting to Spoil the Egyptian the
Egyptian Spoils Him A Crude Game
to Try to Play on a Saloon-Keeper
Startling Loss of Memory Noted Par
ishioners AVho Didn't Kntertaln an
Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. ?6. Trans
forming f2 bills into "tens' and "twen
ties,'' and attempting to pass them mx
such, is the charge against the Rev. A. M.
DeFord, a minister from Hortonville,
Wis., who occupied a cell at the couty jail
last night iu default of $S,000 bail The
reverend gentleman was on his way to
Whitewater yesterday to attend the Meth
odist conference when arrested here. For
live years he has been connected with the
Methodist church in Wisconsiu, the last
year in the Hortonville circuit, and so en
joyed the confidence of the people that
they had unanimously signed a call (k'K
ing the Whitewater conference to return
him to them.
They Didn't Know the Man.
At his preliminary examination yester
day afternoon mutilated bills of various
denominations found on bis person were
offered in evidence. There were good bills
of $10 and 0 denominations from which
t he corners bad been cut to be pasted on
bills of smaller denomination, t'J bills
thus raised to $10 and f"2J having also
b?en found with him. On bis person, too,
were found a pair of scissors, two sharp
knives and a bottle of mucilage, all of
which hn l their part iu transforming the
bills. 11j found victims for his game in
both Oshkosh uud Foil du Lac, and a
United States oilier left to-day for those
places to find furtherevideuceof DeFord's
Tried It on a Saloonlst.
The first witness at the preliminary ex
amination was a saloonkeeper named Sul
livan, whose place is opposite the Union
station. Sullivan said that the minister
came into the saloon yesterday morning
and asked to have a tU) bill changed. The
witness identified a bill handed him by
the United States district attorney as the
one the minister asked him to change.
The figure $10 from a good bill had been
pasted over the figure fcj at the upper
right-hand corner of the bill;.bnt this
would have been unnoticed except for a
person seeing that the smaller figures on
the back of the bill had been erased. Sul
livan saw this aud recognized it as a t '
At the Foil of His Rope.
"Would two fives do you for this?-' skid
Sullivan, and the minister replied that It
would. Then Sullivan said:
"You are more likely to get five years if
you are caught attempting to pass a bill
of that kind." The reverend gentlemau
showed no astonishment, but left the
place. He crossed the street to Koenig's
saloon and was noticed to walk past the
door throe times before entering. Mrs.
Koenit; was alone in the saloon. He asked
for a glass of wine, saying he was not
feeling well It was given him, and he
tendered a $10 bill in pay. Mrs. Koenig
stepped into the dining room to have her
huslmnd change the bill. In turning it
over Koenig recognized it as a 2 bill
raised to f 10. Koenig told his wife he
would get it changed at the depot and
immediately started for a policemun, who
took his reverence into custody.
Feels feoiueivhat Embarrassed.
DeFord was asked if he bad any state
ment to make. "1 feel somewhat embar
rassed at this time," he said, "as it is the
first timo in my life that I was ever
charged with a dishonest act. I have a
wife and four little babies, and we have
been living from band to mouth. I am
now $300 in debt. For five years I have
been a Methodist pastor in Wisconsin,
three years of which time I was in charge
of the Waupaca circuit. Recently
I collect-)! alKMit. $150 among my stew
ards, which was mostly in silver, and I
changed that into bills, as you have there
"Where was it you changed the silver
for the bills?" asked the district attorney.
A Treacherous Memory.
"I have lieen trying to recall where it
was, but I don't just remember, although
I think it was iu a Jew's store in Apple
ton." "But how came you to have that bottle
of mneihige? and pair of scissors In your
"A minister has sometimes to take the
amount of a church subscription out in
goods in some small town, aud that bot
tle of mucilage 1 took from an Oshkoeh
drug store as part of a $2 subscription."
"Who was the druggist?''
"1 just don't remember, but think that I
could find the place."
Was Apprehensive of Robbers.
"But how raino it that you had some of
your money in a pocket-book, while the
mutilated bills you kept in a pocket al
most entirely sewed up!""
"I always made it a practice to divide
my money while traveling so in case I was
robbed while asleep the robbers might
possibly overlook the money in one place
or the other and I would Dot be broke."
They Had a Little "rterap."
Wueklino, W. Va.. Sept. 26 A news
paper war has raged for some time be
tween Dr. George O. Garrison, city health
officer and president of the Btate board of
health, and Dr. George Baird, ex member
of the board of public works. They met
at the city hall Wednesday and after ex
changing some emphatic words, Baird
struck. Garrison a stinging blow in the
breast. Garrison respouded with a right
hander, which brought blood from Baird's
eye. Then he got Baird's head under bis
arm and pounded it black and blue.
Named Straight Democrats.
CnAULilsT'jN, S. C.Sept. 26 The Repub
lican state committee has named the fol
lowing ticket for state officers: Governor,
A. C. Haskell; lieutenant governor, John
Bratton; secretary of state, J. Q. Marshall;
treasurer, W. A. Ancrom; comptroller, J.'
W. Barnwell; adjutant general, M. I
Bonhain; superintendent of education, J.
II. Rice. All the nominees are straight
out Democrats who opposed the Tillman
movement. There are 157,000 negro voters
In the stiita to 80,000 whites.
Accident to Hon. John Jay.
Kkw YoitK. Sept. 28. Hon. John Jay,
ex-United States miuister to Austria, was
knocked down by a cab at the corner of
Forty-second street and Vander'oilt ave
nue, at noon yesterday, and seriously in
jured. Mr. Jay was taken to St. Luke's
hospital, where everything possible is be
ing done to make him comfortable. Last
evening he was bright and cheerful, and
Buffered comparatively little. Mr. Jay la
73 years of age.
Theosopliism In San Francisco.
San Francisco, Sept. 20, An alleged
theoaophist. Professor Hiram Erastus
Butler, who, after raising $30,000 in Bos
ton a year and a half ago for a mythical
esoteric college, disappeared, has appeared
in this city. He has already quite a fol
lowing, from whom he is collecting
money to found an esoteric college in the
Santa Cruz mountains.
Induced Charley Foster to Accept.
Findlat, O., Sept 28. A committee
representing the leading Republicans of
the Eighth congre-wional district called
on ex-Governor Foster at Fostoria yester
day afternoon and induced him to accept
the nomination for congress.
First Frost of the Season.
Boston, Sept. 20. A heavy white frost,
the first of the season, visited Middlesex,
Norfolk hdiI Worcester counties Wednes
day nigi'S doing considerable damage to
Angry Coloradans Set the Win
GOBY WOES ABOUT A COUNTY SEAT
Four Men Fatally Wonnded and the De
tails Verv Mearra So Far A Thres)-
r Storr Buildinar Pnt on Rollers and
Hauled Five Miles 'Before It Loss Was
"Discovered The Opposing Towns Lay
ing In Ammunition and Getting Ready
for Another Fight.
Denvek, Cola, Sept. 26. A dispatch
from Lamar, Colo., says: Word has been
received of serious trouble between the
towns of Boston and Springfield, in Baca
county. Since Baca count; was created
from Las Animas county by the last gen
eral assembly there has been strife be
tween these two towns as to which should
have the county seat. The act organizing
the couuty provided that Springfield
should be the seat. At the election last
fall it is alleged that by manipulation of
ballots it was made the permanent seat.
The people of Boston claim that Spring
field has not the $5,000 worth of county
Droperty necessary to prevent the county
seat from lieiug moved by vote this fall.
Adopted Vigorous Measures.
The only available building for a coun
ty court house was a hotel building in
Boston. A few weeks ago this was sold
at sheriff's sale aud bought by Spring
field parties Saturday night a party left
Springfield for Boston with machinery to
move the building to the former town for
use as a court house, thus preventing the
county seat issue from being raised this
fall on the ground of insufficient property.
Rollers were put under the building,
which is three stories high and the finest
in the county, and twenty teams were
hitched to it. Inside the house were sta
tioned twelve men armed with Winches
The Itoston Teople on the Trail.
1 ha building was moved almut five
miles toward Springfield, which is about
twenty-five miles from Boston, when the
people of the latter place discovered the
trick and immediately organized. All
available horses and rifles were brought
into requisition, aud a si rung party start
ed pnrxuit. Upon overtaking the bui'd
ing movers the pursuers rommsnded a
halt, which wa answered by a volley of
shots from the men in the building. The
Boston men then fired, and a fierce battle
raged, which euded iu the Springfield
party being driven from the building.
Reduced the Iluildlng to Ashes.
Coal oil was then procured aud the
floors of the building saturated. The
building was then set on fire and con
sumed. Great excitement prevails, but
owing to the remoteness of the scene,
news is hard to obtain. Parties arrived
hero Wednesday idght from Springfield
and departed hurriedly after buying all
the carl riilg.-s t hey could s -cure Several
persons arc reported as having been
wounded, BMd two are said to have !een
killed during the light. This, however, is
Later Four Fntally Hurt.
A dispatch received la-st iiilit by courier
from Boston says that fourof the wounded
will surely die, and that the condition of
several others is critical. It is also said
that the building over which the battle
was waged was not destroyed. The men
who attempted to apply the torch were
shot in their tracks. The probabilities
are that the battle will be resumed by an
invasion into Springfield. This the Spring
field people will resent, and a bloody se
quel will follow. Baca county is in the
extrt me southeastern corner of the state.
and remote from railroad facilities.
THEY MAY BE HAPPY YET.
A Courtship Kegnn in 1855 Juit Con
cluded by Marriage.
Nasiivili.K, Teun., Sept. di. A Chat
tanooga (Tenu ) itfiecial says: A romance
dating back thirty-five years culminated
in a happy marriage .here last evening,
the parties being Mr. George W. Clotz,
of Buffalo, X. Y.. and Mrs. Crook, of Ga
leua. Ills. In 1ST5 they became engaged,
aud the young man went to seek his
His Girl ftot Tired Waiting.
Failing at first, he ceased to wri'e, but
succeeded at last, went to redeem his
promise, and found ou his ret urn that
the lady had married. Since then the
matrimonial partner of eaCti died, and
the survivors had not seen each other un
til Wednesday, when the geulleman, en
route to Florida, and the lady to Atlanta,
met in Cincinnati. Mutual explanations
followed, the love of their youth was re
newed, and in Chattanooga they were
made husband aud wife, aud went on their
HE RECEIVED THE MESSAGE.
A Loving Flea from a Young Maiden Sent
NAI VOO, Ills., Sept. 2t. A young couple
of this place were to lie married, but a
lovers' quarrel separated them. The
young man went away aud nothing was
heard from him for three years. This fall
the maiden was umong the scores of grape
pickers employed in the vineyards. She
brooded much over her altsent lover, and
in a fit of yearning desire wrote on one of
the little baskets of grapes the following
message: "Fred: Come back to me. 1 love
Fred Got the Basket.
The basket with thousands of others
was ahipped away, and a few days ago
"Flora" was rejoiced to receive a letter
from her absent lover in North Dakota.
He had purchased the basket of grapes,
and bad read the message. A reconcilia
tion has resulted, and the wedding beiis
will soon ring.
The Rase Kali Record.
Chicago, Sept. 26 The base ball rec
ord for yesterday is as follows: League:
At Pittsburg Pittsburg 3, Boslou 4; bat
teries Nichols and Bennett; Smith aud
Wilson. At Cleveland Cleveland 8,
New York 4: batteries Young aud Zim
mer, Sharrott and Clark. At Cincinnati
and Chicago No game raiu.
Brotherhood: At Pittsburg Pittsburg
6, . Brooklyn 4; batteries Staley and
Fields, Weybing aud Kinslow. At Buffalo-Buffalo
G, New V ork 10 bat teries
Cunningham and Ciark, Crane aud
Brown. At Cleveland Cleveland 10,
Boston 4; batteries Dewald and Sut
cliffe, Gumbert and Kelly. At Chicago
No game rain.
Western: At Denver Mil waukee II,
Denver C; at Minneapolis Omaha 0, Min
neapolis 2; at Sioux City St. Paul Vi,
Sioux City 13.
Katioual Prison Congress.
Cincinnati. Sept. 2. The national
prison congress, an association of hu
manely inclined persons-, and of persons
whose duties are iu connection with pris
ons and reformatory institutions, began
ita annual meeting in this city last
night. Governor Campbell and Mayor
Mosby delivered welcoming addresses
and ex-President Rutherford R Hayes,
who is president of the association, made
A Rips Old Aff-
J. H. Holcomb and wife, of Belcher
rille, Texas, have celebrated their fifty
fifth wedding anniversary, and are still
bale and hearty. The secret nf their
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correct any slight ailment promptly, and
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 they take St. Patrick'. 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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