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TILE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBE It 29, 1890.
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MojrDiT, Skitkmbkr 29. 180.
For United States Senator Johs M. Pal in
For State Treasurer Edward 8. Wilson.
For Sunt, of Public Instruction.. ..Henrt Kaab.
ForTrnstee Illinois H"tat.
University. ....... W. Graham.
I ....KICHABD 1. MORSAM
ForCnngrcss Bnw T. Cablb
For State Senator... R. H Htitmak
I John A. niLsoii.
For County Jndge
For County Clerk.
CtlARLKA A. CRKUTZ
C I. (iOKDOH
For Treasurer. .
Gao. B. Browjc
lor County Supt. of Schools. Cms. B Marshall
How does it happen that tbe eastern
manufacturers can afford to sell their
products cLeaper in other countries than
they can do at home? Trust, my friend,
The man signing himself "Third Ward'
in Sunday's Union should have a commis
eion of lunacy to investigate his mental
condition. His present guardian should
attend to this matter.
The Hancock County Pilot sajs: Since
two negroes have been given seats in the
house of representees it is a matter of
great import to the Eleventh 111. district
who will be recognized first by Tom Reed
Gest or the necroes.
All the explanations that Mr. Oglesby
can make during his campaign tour
through this district will not save Mr.
Oest, who paid more attention to tbe
party bosses in Washington than he did
to the wants of bis constituents.
Those who have been anxiously wait
ing for the McKinley bill to -pass will
bave the grim satisfaction of knowing
thtt it is in worse shape now than it was
before. The doctors and the tinkers have
been at it and as a consequence it is in a
very mutilated condition.
Some eastern firm have begun sending
out circalars stating that they will ads
vance the price of cloth from five to ten
per cent, after October 1. The McKinley
bill will probably go into effect on that
date. But, according to the Union, the
foreigner pays the bill by compelling
the American to put his band in pocket
and furnish the gold.
Thk farmers can ponder over the fact
that according to the compromise on
binding twioe tbev will be oblisjed to pay
a tax on each ton of $14 in addition to
paying the usual price to the dealer. The
$14 goes to the fat-frying tiust, and a
portion of this will go into the hands of
the campaign managers who will need il
for the benefit of the g. o. p.
What will the Farmers' Alliance say to
the republican party for compelling it to
pay such a handsome price on tbe twine
it uses to bind its grain? But never
mind, Mr. Oglesby will most likely tell
his hearers here next Wednesday that tbe
farmers ought to be thankful that the
government has permitted them to pay so
much more, because the more they pay
in taxes the richer they become. Tbey
will be able to understand. that without
Henry Watterkon, editor of the Lou
isville CouritrJovrnal. is preaching in
Bi3ton, "a just tariff and fair play,''
to the yankces there. In the course of his
remarks he said: "Though I think the
McKinley bill the sum of all error in
theory, and abomination in practice, I am
by no means so advanced a free trader as
Mr. Blaine, whose scheme of reciprocity.
carried to its logical conclusions, would
ultimably dispense with import duties al
together and bring us face to face with
The Davenport Tribune says that the
coming campaign, after the adjournment
of congress, will be a hearty endorsement
of the work of the republicans. Every
republican paper will keep that up until
after election. Hearty endorsement for
what? For increasing the price of every
thing we use by a bill that will not open
tbe market for another bushel of wheat
or another barrel of pork. The only
thing the nation has to be hopeful for at
present is an early adjournment.
It is thought to be the usual rule that
a severe winter follows an unusually mild
one. This proving correct, the approach
ing season may be looked upon with some
concern. Its severities will not be les
sened by the thought that all articles of
clothing will be higher than heretofore.
Dealers say that an advance of from ten
to twenty five per cent will be the rule
and that as soon as tbe McKinley bill is
signed and goes into effect. Tbe farmer,
too, in addition to short crops, will have
this to think of. In summer he will be
taxed for his binding twine. In winter ror
Lis clothes, and at all times for what he
Tire St. Louis Globe-Democrat is ex
plaining to its readers the meaning of
mortgages and thinks that after all tbey
are not so bad as tbey are said to be. It
says it is the part of wisdom to wait pa
tiently for relief, for in the course of time
tbey will disappear. That is the consola
tion offered by the republicans to tbe
farmers and others who bave mortgages
on their property and who are obliged to
come up regularlJ with tbe interest
eighteen per cent Senator Ingalis charges
them in Kansas whether any portion of
the principal can be paid or not. Wait
till the clouds roll by, sings the g. o. p.
managers, and in the meantime taxes are
heaped npon nearly everything, making
matters worse tban before.
A chance for him She (who has prom-,
ised to ask for no more jewelry this year):
I wish I were yon for a little while, no:
Why, my dear? She: Because then I
would buy my wife a pearl necklace.
DONE AND UNDONE.
What Congress Has Done Dur
ing Its Session.
MEASURES OF MOMENT PASSED.
A Summary of the Acta of the States
men and Some Thirties That Are Left
I'ndone The Total of Appropriations
Some Auiparatlve Statements Tbe
House Through with the Tariff An
other Tars at Gen. Raam The Wheat
Inquiry Capital Notes.
Washigston City, Sop 29 The rec
ord of the business of the first session of
the Fifty-first congress is an important
one. In the Semite debate on the tariff
bill was brought to an end only by an
agreement on the part of members of the
majority that tbe federal election bill
would not be railed up during this ses
sion. The bill therefore goes over The
actual work accomplished by the Fifty
first congress in of especial interest be
cause it is the first congress ia many
years in which one of the two groat polit
ical parties has ha l control of bwth the
legislative and executive branches of tbe
The Change In Cnstonm Duties.
First in importance among the bills
which the congress has completed is, of
course, the tariff bill, which makes num
erous changes in existing law, and only
requires the senate's approval (which
there is hardly the shadow of a doubt it
will promptly obtain), and that of the
president. A feature of the law, which
has attracted wide attention, was the
provision for the establishment of reci
procal relations between the United
States and the Latin-American countries.
The idea has been generally credited to
Mr. Blaine, but though the fact that he
brought it forward this year, and urged
its expediency with great vigor, undoubt
edly Influenced its adoption in the modi
fled form in which it is provided for in tbe
bill, it was advocated in past years by
Senator Aldrich and other statesmen. In
spite of Blaine's advocacy, however, the
house at first ignored it.
l.c-giftlatlon Regarding Silver.
Xext in importance to the tariff law is
the silver legislation enacted by congress.
On the 14s h of July, 1N.W, a new law
went into effect providing for the issue of
coin certificates based on gold or nilver
bullion, with a requirement that the sec
retary of the treasury should purchase
4,500,000 ounces of silver bullion each
month. The bill as It passed the senate
was practically a free coinage bill, but tbe
conferrees on the part of the two house
agreed upon a compromise, the general
impression being that while the majority
in ooth houses favored free coinage the
compromise was reudered necessary by
the fear of an executive veto. The effect
of the new silver law was an immediate
advance in the price of silver.culminati og
at a figure higher than any known for
years, dropping later to about $1.15, and
then gradually rising to about $l.lr, at
which figures the latest purchase was
The Provision for Pensions.
The promise of the Republican party
made in the last campaign that more lib
eral pension legislation would be enacted
was fulililed in the passage of the disa
bility pension act, nnder which a pension
of $12 a month is given to any soldier who
is now disabled, from whatever cause. The
applications received un ler this law sine
its enactment so increased the work of the
pension office that it was necessary for
congiesi to vote an additional appropria
tion for the employment of nearly 500
clerks in that office and in the war records
division of the department of war.
New States, Trusts, and Lanil Forfeiture.
The addition of four new stars to the
flag, made by the last congress, ha been
supplemented at this session by the ad
mission into the Union of the states of
Wyoming and Idaho. Early in the ses
sion of congress a law in restrarnt of
trusts and combinations was enacted. Xo
opportunity to inforce it has yet occurred
and, as it was generally regarded as but a
tentative measure, its value can not be
estimated at this time. A general laud
grant forfeiture act, the result of many
years discussion in ihfi two houses. of
congress, has passed conireas and went to
the president for signature to-day. It is
very comprehensive and in brief provides
for the forfeiture of all unearned lands
granted to aid in the construction of rail
roads opposite portions of the road un
completed at the time of the passage of
Bills were also passed by both houses
shutting the lotteries ont of tbe mails;
providing for a world's fair; requiring
the inspection of meats for export; pro
hibiting the exportation or importation of
adulterated articles of food; increasing
the pensions of the totally helpless to 73
per month; to prevent the spread of con
tagious diseases; granting certificates of
discharge for those enlisting under as
sumed names in the war of the rebellion,
and to prevent desertions from the army
by retaining a portion of each private's
pay. The Blair educational bill, after
passing the senate iu other congresses, was
JtllU That Have a Poor Show.
A number of important measures are
hanging fire which may go to the presi
dent before adjournment, although ths
chances are greatly in favor of their post
ponement until the next session. One of
these is the bill to relieve the supreme
court of the United States by the estab
lishment of an intermediate court, which
is now in conference hetweeu the two
houses. The bill to amend the law to
prohibit the immigration of contract labor
has passed the house and it was thought
would pa the senate, but Blair has given
notice that he will not call it up again.
Left on the Si liRta Calendar.
A great deal of important work will be
left unfinished on the adj.iurnmentof this
session of congress. Among these bills Mrs
bills to transfer the revenue cutter service
from the treasury to the navy depart
ment; the copyright bill; to place tele
graph companies under the operation of
the inter state commerce Jaw; to amend
the inter-state commerce act; resolutions
for constitutional amendments relating to
prohibition and woman suffrage; bills to
prevent the adulteration of food and
drugs; to establish a limited postal tele
graph; the bankruptcy bill.
Unfinished im t he Ilnnse.
Nearly 2,11 bills and resolutions that
were reported to tbe hotise;froro commit
tees during this session of congress failed
of passage and remain on tbe house cal
endar. Among tbe important measures
re the bills to create a court of patent
appeals; several bills granting pensions
to female hospital nurses of the rebellion;
to increase tne salaries of United States
judges; the service pension bill; to provide
a commission on the alcoholic liquor traf
fic; the Butter worth auti-optioa and aati
f rture bill; granting the right of suffrage
to women; for the retirement of national
bank circulation; for the removal of Geo.
Grant's remains from New. York to Wash
ington City; tho copyright bill.
C omparative Snmraary of Work.
The number of laws passed in the first
session of - the Fiftieth cougraas
was: Public laws, 310; private.
&; public 'resolutions, 51; pri
vate, ft. Tbe number enacted thus
far in the first session of the Fifty-first
congress is: Public laws. 2(U; private,
647; public resolutions, 4'J; private, &
TheHe'figiires will lie swelled considerably
by the action of the president ou a
large number of bills now in his hands.
Prospective Kigjht in the Seiiate. .
Whether the senate will get throngh
any considerable part of Its left over-over
work depends on a fight that is ia pros
pect. The proposition to change the rules
of that body so as to obtain a vote on the
national election bill will probably come
up. The proposition will meet with what
ever obstructive opposition the Demo
cratic senators can briug forward. It is
a matter of history that the D mocratlc
members of the senate at one time wasted
two and a -half months on a proposition
to proceed to orgaui the eenahi by the
election of officer. They can vaste the
entire time of thesena'e during the sec
ond session in the same way unless the
ItepuhTTfc-uis adopt revolutionary tactics.
Then if the proposition to establish a rale
tinder which the previous question can be
called N adopted, a Democratic senator
has figured that the entire time of the
senate from Dec 7 to March 4 cat be con
sumed in roll-calls on amendments to the
election bill, offered for purposes of ob
struction. Farts About Appropriations.
The appropriations made by the Fifty
first congress for tbe fiscal year ending
June 30, 1891. aggregate about f461,109,
064, an increase of $05,771,545 over those
made by the Fiftieth congress for tbe fis
cal year ended June SO, 1WH). The river
and harbor bill did not becomo a law,
however, in the second session of the Fif
tieth congress. The largest Increases
made in appropriations by the Fifty-first
congress over the appropriations Made by
the Fiftieth congress at its second session
are as follows: Fortifications, increase,
$"2,999,341; pensions, including deficiencies,
f34,fXJ0. Cf8; postal service, $5,eI.3'4; sun
dry civil, $4,440,940; deficiencies (exclusive
of pensions) $4,859,115.
Very Few Vetoes.
The deficiency bill (which is in confer
ence between the two bouses) is the only
one of the general appropriatioi bills
which has not received the preddent's
signature. President Harrison has vetoed
only five bills, all comparatively unim
portant. In the first session of the
Fiftieth congress Grover Cleveland vetoed
NOT ANSWERING QUESTIONS.
The New spaper Correspondent lief re the
Washington- City, Sept. 29. The inves
tigation oi the charges against Commis
sioner of Pensions Raum. which was
closed some time ago, was reopen.l Sat
urday for the purpose of inquiring iuto
the internal administration of the pension
bureau, this branch of the investigation
being caused by certain publications in
The New York Tribune. M. C. Secken
dorff, the chief correspondent of Tho Trib
une in Washington City, was callel, and
testified to sending the articles.
Refused to Name His Informants.
Raum interposed with the remar that
he did not see what The Tribune a-ticles
had to do with the investigation ts or
dered, but upon the chairman s ating
that it was charged that Raum hud in
timidated witnesses and he thought it
important to find whether the charse was
true, Raum said he agreed with him.
The witness testified that he believed the
articles to be true, but declined to give
the sources of his information. To do
so would be a -violation of confidence.
The chairman replied that he thought
it was unfair to refuse to give
the sources of his information
while asserting it to be true, and
when the Democrats on the committee
justified Seckendorff, declared that ii. was
a clear case of contempt of the house
Made No Difference to Scrkemlorn.
This, however, made no difference to
Seekendorff; he still refused to name his
informants or furnish any means of iden
tifying them. He had no knowledge of
the truth of his charges. He ha 1 a list
of claims which had been hung up in the
pension office until the claimants were
dead, but would not give up the list be
cause the pension attorney who iiiwie it
up had asked him not to give it up.
"Sassing" the Committee.
Finally he told the committee thnt it
could get its information like he did, but
that he could not undertake to conduct
its investigations. He intimated that The
Tribune office was !eing watched by de
tectives, because he had seen suspic ous
looking persons hanging around the olSce,
He promised to ask his informants for
permission to use their names, but did
not see the use, as the committee had re
fused to go into the matter. This was
promptly denied by the chairman, nd
the commitee adjou rued for the day.
ADJOURNMENT IN SIGHT.
The House Passes the Tariff Kill and
Proposes to Adjourn Tuesday.
Washington City, ts?pt. 29 The en
ate Saturday passed the house joint reso
lution to appropriate $1,000,000 for nickel
to be used in armor plate. The bill to
amend the alien labor law was amended
so as to exempt organizations of musi
cians or orchestras, and teachers, but
went over without final action. The bill
to create a land court was recommitted to
the committee on private land claims.
The bill to adjust claims of laborers Hin
der the eight-hour law was considered, and
was pending when ths senate adjournis!.
Tbe house discussed at length the con
ference report on the tariff bill aid
adopted it 151 to 79. A concurrent reso
lution for an adjournment of congress on
Tuesday next was passed. There were
but two Republicans voted nay on tie
tariff (bill, Coleman of Louisiana
Kelly of Kansas; Featherstone of
Kansas, independent, also voted nay
Wheat Acknowledges the Corn.
Washington Citt, Sept. 29. Postmas
ter Wheat, of the house, Saturday ac
knowledged to the committee investigat
ing his mail carrying deal that he hud
done just what was charged. He pleadt d
ignorance as to whether it was wrong or
not, and said that when the charge wiis
made he consulted friends who told him
that it would not da He then covered
the money received into the treasury.
Pnlbertson, the contractor, swore that le
bad carried the mails for six years pn
!oj to December last and never had to
give a bonus before. Wheat wanted $4 0
per month, but compromised on $150.
A Heavy Letting of Contracts.
Washington- Citt, Sept. 29. Consider
able interest is manifest in naval circle!
over the results of the bids that are to bo
opened at the uav department Wednes
day for the construction of throe great,
battleship and a swift triple screw
cruiser for the navy. About $I5,0)0.0'X'
has been appropriated for these vessel
and the conditions of their construction
are sufficiently favorable to iuduoa bids
from all active vessel builders.
As Important Error Corrected.
Washington City, Sept. 29. In the sen
ate Saturday the bouse joint resolution to
correct an error in tbe river and harbor
bill was passed. The error was made in
the enrol Intent of the bill in the house
and consisted of making the appropria
tion for the improvement of tbe Illinois
river $2,000 instead of $200,000.
Hetiot There Just the Same.
Washington Citt, Sept. 29. Friends
of Representative Spoonar, of Rhode Isl
and, claim tbat through a mistake in the
Rhode Island manual- the congressman
bas been credited with having receive
but 1,397 majority at the lute election,
While tbe official figures show that his
actual majority was 2,237. . '
Cong rated by the Senate. ar
Washington -Citt, Sept. 29. The sen
ate in secret session Saturday confirmed
the following nominations; Envoys ex
traordinary and ministers plenipotentiary!
It. Burd Urubb, of New Jersey, to Spain;
Edwin H, Conger, of' Iowa, to Brazil,
CoL U. C. Hondiuot Iead.
Washington Citt, Spt 29 A dispatch
was received by Senator VoorheM Satur
day, announcing the death at Fort Smith,
Ark., of Col. H. C. Bond i not, agent of
tbe Cherokee Indians here for many
The Weather We May Kxpeet.
Washington Citt. flept. 29. Toe following
are the weatber indications for thirty-six
hours from 8 p m. yesterdiy: For Indiana
and Illinois Fair, warmer weather; north
westerly winds, fchj'tmg t.0 southeasterly,
r or taicklcau, Wisconsin and Iowa Fair,
warmar wsaV.her; southeasterly winds.
THE NATIONAL BALL GAME.
How the Fight for the Pennant Stands
Iuy on the Situation.
Chicago, Sept. 29. Chicago, of the
League bis ball experts, which so proud
ly held second place a week ago in the
tight for Tue pennant, bad to give np to
the Philadelphia people during lust week
and now has dropped to third place. In
the Brotherhood there is no change, the
leading clubs holding their respective
places with almost exasperating monot
3uy at this stage of the season, when the
pentiant is nearly in sight for some one.
t is staled from. Indianapolis that the
Sew York League club is after Rusie for
next season, and Day, who is negotiat
ing for Rusie, says: "We are in the soup,
but our heads are above the fluid." lie
thought that a compromise with the
Brotherhood and Association would be
made. Xo city in the country, he said,
:ould support two clubs and all the ag
gregations are losing money.
Standing of the Aggregations.
The positions of tbe clubs last night
was as follows:
Bmth'tHHKt won, lost, p.H leirue
won. lost, p.o
is 43 .er.3
Boston TS 4r .("! Rruoklrn
. lev-iniM.. .J
American wnn. Ii. i.et Western won. lost, p.e
i.oulTillo.. Ts 41 .CYVKausasCity 77 3U .'4
St. IOills... 7.-, .(baMMllinc'polll 7S 44 .tIMt
'iilnmous.. s .-,: .mi Milwaukee. 7i 44 .633
roUslo H;l !7 .:.! IX-liver.. .. 7 a .47
tm-heter.. m rel .617 Sitiux OlT.. ej .470
tbletic VI 7 .4li. Omaha 51 OS .49
-yrm-n-e... 47 w .4,t Uucoln A'i 7a .37
s tiuiore.:. a 15 .ST.. su Paul.... 3i M JWU
Krfpnt Score on the Diamond.
Follow iiii.' are tiie scores made Saturday
Mid Sunday: l-awue: At Pittsburg No
ame rain. At Cleveland Cleveland 4,
llrooklyn T: batteries Viau and Zirumer,
Terry and Clark. At Cincinnati Cin
cinnati H, New York 15; batteries Mul
laue and Harrington, Welch and Buck
ley. At Chicago Chicago 6, Boston 2;
batteries Luby a-id Nagle, Uetzein aud
Brotherhood: At Pittsburg Pittsburg
Brooklyn 8; batteries Morris and -Fields,
Hemming and Cook. At Cleve- k
ianu Cleveland , tsosion o; naileries
Gruber and Sutcliffe, Kilroy and Sweet.
At Buffalo (First game) Buffalo 8, New
York 9; batteries Stafford and Mack,
Crane and Brown; (second game) Buffalo
i. New York S: batteries Dusen and
Mack, Crane and Brown. At Chicago
Chicago 1, Philadelphia 7; batteries King
and 1 oy'e, Biiflinion aud Milligau.
Western: (Saturila) At Kansas City
Kansas City 10, Milwaukee il; at Omaha
it. Paul 9, Onriha 5; at Minneapolis
sioux CUy 12, Minneapolis 6; at Denver
Deuver 11, Lincoln Id. (Sunday) At Kan-i-ia
City Kausi s City 8, Milwaukee IS;
t Omaha (F.rst game) Omaha "i, St
I'aul 5; (sec mil gam ) Omaha 15, St. Paul
'; (third game) Omaha lo, St. Paul 11; at
Denver-i-IX-nver 9, Lincoln 8.
EITHER MURDER OR SUICIDE.
Two Young Men Found with Bullets In
Minneapolis. Mien., Sept 23. A spe
:ial to The Tribune from Cheyenne, Wyo.,
says: As a west-bound freight train pulled
aut of Hillsdale, a small station forty
miles east of here, a brakeman beard a
groau issuing from a box-car attached to
the train. On investigation the bodies of
two men were discovered lying among a
lot of ties, bolh shot through the temple,
some distance away lay a small revolver
with two cbam'.iers empty.
No Robbery Committed.
From parsers found on the persons it
was learned their names were Ross F.
Fishbaiigh and W. B. Emerson, of St.
Joseph, Mo. Both were well dressed.
Money and jewelry were found on their
persons. Fishbaugh was dead, hut Emer
son was still breathing. Xo hopes of bis
return to consciousness are entertained.
It is doubtful whether the case was a
mutual suicide or a murder.
Ileal h of 47,en, laryea
New Yokk, Sept. 29. Gen. Abraham
Dnryeadied at 9:45 Saturday morning at
his residence in West One Hundred and
Twenty-sixth street. He had been ill for
some time with paralysis, and it was not
believed that he would recover. Ha
served throughout the war and founded
lliij crops known as "Duryea's Zj l ives."
Secretary Bl.-iitie has baen invited to da
liver the opening speech at the Atlanta,
lia,, exposition. He took the matter un
der consi.lerat km.
Fmjieror William has caused a reduc
tion of tariffs on government railways for
the benefit of the mine owners, manufac
turers and other large employers, in view
of concessions in wages made by them to
August Schnster was found guilty at
Bnralxjo, Wis., Saturday, of assault on
Miss Snckman, and robbery, in Excelsior,
last February. The brute pounded the
girl into unconsciousness with a club,
then gagged and tied her, and tried to
drown her. He asked for a new trial.
William Parker, of Jacksonville, Ills ,
thought a gold watch would be a nice
present for bis bride. He tried to buy one
with a forged check and now is in jail. He
was to have been married Sunday, but he
A bnrglnr stole an alarm clock at New
York Saturday morning early. As be
was going through the house tbe alarm
went off, aud when he tried to do the
same he was nablied by a policeman.
The village of Knnraonnt, Ont., was
almost destroyed by fire Friday night,
only two hotels and a store being left.
Secretary Blaine has returned to
Washington Ciiy from Bar Harbor, Me,
United States ex Sen.itor Doolittlehad an
arm broken by being thrown from a bug
gy Saturday. He will recover, notwith
standing his advanced age.
A fiiljjiinafe house of the Western Arms
company, at New Haven, Conn., exploded
Sunday morning. Nobody hurt.
It is stated at Vienna that during tbe
Russian military manoeuvre at Kovno a
bridge collapsed and 400 soldiers were
From Naples comes the report that the
blood of Saint Ge.nnro (kept in a small
rial in a shrine) turned red and foamed
last veek, and the people say it is a good
Ex-Governor Oglwsby. of Illinois, took
the stump at Ort cnviiie. Ilia., but Satur
day. Governor Luce, of Michigan, has called
on the law Ulcers of the state to enforce
the anti lottery law.
A report wns current Sunday at Port
land, Ore., that a train on tbe Union
Pacific had been wrecked near Shoshone,
Idaho, and twenty people been killed.
It was not true. A car was derailed, but
no one was hurt.
TERRIBLE TRAGEDY IN ILLINOIS.
Slaughtered "by Bar Father tbe Day Af
ter Her Wedding.
ProitiA, Ills., Sept. " 29. a. father and
daughter dead and a bridegroom crazy Is
the outcome of a wedding at Lacoy, iu
Marshall county. Charles Ssifert was tbe
father of a young girl naiaed Mary, to
whom Joseph Baxter waa attache L His
affect ion was reciprocated, but for soma
reason tfdifert hated Baxter, and forbade
bis daughter haviug anything to do with
him. (Saturday Mary met Baxter at the
house of a friend, and the two were quiet
ly married. . , -'
An Awfa-l Sequel to tbe Wadding.
Yesterday morning she returned home
to plead for forgiveness. Her father re
fused to listen to her and as she turned to
leave the room be grabbed a shotgun and
fired, blowing off one aide of her head and
instantly killing her. Seifert then dis
charged the remaining barrel of the gun.
into his own Load and 'oil dead. Baxter,
who bad remained 'outside, on bearing
the report of the gun, rushed in, and
when he saw the awful eight be went
AWTUL WEECK ON THE B. AHD 0.
The Telegraph Operator Forgets and
Two Trains Crash Together em a Short
Carve The Ghastly Fate ot an Engin
eer Disappearance of tbe Cause of
tbe Disaster, Dismayed and Panlc
Strork by a Sight of Ills Work Names
of the Dead.
ZAKF.SVILLE, O., Sept. 29. One of the
worst freight wrecks in the history of the
Baltimore and Ohio railway occurred ten
miles west of here at midnight Saturday.
Eight men were killed, one teriibly
injured, and property to the amount of
$100,000 destroyed. The wreck was caused
.by the failure of Francis Keelty, operator
at Black Hand, to deliver orders to an
east-bound freight, side-tracking it at
that station until a west bound freight
passed. The two trains collided on a short
curve just cutside of a denss wood, and
neither engineer saw the other train un
til within a few yards oj it. The engineer
and fireman on the east-bound train
jumped, both rec -iving serious injuries,
ay An engineer's Frightful Death.
The engineer and fireman of the west
bound train were, instantly killed, tbe
former being terribled mangled by splint
ers of cars which were rniued iuto the ten
der. His blood and brains were scattered
over the ground for several feet around.
The fireman was caught between the en
gine and tender and crushed to a pulp.
When taken out he was roasted by the
fire from the engines.
Names of the Dead Men.
The list of killed ia as follows: John
Buckingham, engineer, Neward, O.; John
Cochran, resideuce unkuown; Benjamin
Smart, brakeman, Gratiot, O. ; Glenn
Bash, Zanesville, O.; Thomas McCreary,
Newark, O.; George W. Stoneburner,
Zanesville, O.; William Firestone, fire
man, Newark, O.; one unknown.
The injured are: John Kemp, engineer
No. 28, both legs broken; Fireman Wil
son, Newark, one arm cut off and side
The Opeiator Disappears.
Aa soon as Operator Keelty discovered
that he bad failed to haug out signals
and the train had passed, he left bis office
and followed it at the top of his speed.
When he reached the scene of the collision
and saw the fearful consequence of his
negligence, he turned and fled, and noth
ing is now known of his whereabouts. Of
ficers are scouring the country in search
of Keelty, but no trace of him has lieen
discovered. His parents live iu this city,
and they are as completely prostrated
over the affair as the relatives of the vic
tims. Clearing Away the YVrerk.
Within ten minutes after the accident
the people of the neighborhood began ar
riving at the spot. They lent willing as
sistance to the trainmen in the search for;
the bodies. At U a. m. the wrecking train
bad to be taken to Barnesville. where an
other wreck had occurred, and tho work
here was delayed several hours. All of
the bodies that were recovered were
taken to Newark. The track was not
badly torn up owing to the sharp curve,
which: threw tLe.cars to the sides rather
than directly on the track, so that it was
not extremely difficult to clear sufficient
ly to allow trains to pass.
GREAT BLAZE AT CHICAGO. -
A Stork Yards Fire Idrks tp S 700,000
Worth of I'rnperty.
CHICAGO. Sept. 29. More than one-half
of the extensive slock yards plant and
property of the Anglo-American Provis
Ion company was destroyed by fire yester
day. The most conservative estimate of
the loss is $70,000, the highest nearly $1,
000,000. Prior" to its ncijuisii ion a. few
months since by an English syndicate
with a capital of t-VM.iWi). the property
was owned by the Fowler Bros. Consid
erable mystery surrounds the origin of
the fire. Flames were discovered in the
engine room shortly after 1 a. ro., and the
private Are company maintained by the
Englishmen fought them for some time
before calling for reinforcements from
A Big Fry or Pork and Sansage.
Before these arrived the flames had
spread to the immense packing house,
thence to warehouses E. F, and B. In the
packing house were 9.CO0 dressed hogs,
which had been slaughtered during the
past two days, while on one floor of the
adjoining warehouse there wew 2i,On)
pounds of sausage in process of curing. Ou
the other floors of this and the adjoining
warehouses were" stored the product of
90,000 hogs, together with an immense
qnantity of beef. With this material to
feed on the fire raged furiously for hours,
and although twenty-six of the city en
gines were called into requisition, it "wis
not till late yesterday Afternoon that it
was brought under control. At ont? time
it was feared that the conflagration would
cover a greater portion of the packing
A Heavy Loss from Iillenea.
Several thousand live bogs were with
difficulty saved from the warehouse F.
The loss proper is fully covered by insur
ance, but the loss resulting from the sus
pension of business will tie enormous, as
the conoern has been killing from 4,0110
to 7,000 hogs daily and proposed to in
crease the number to 12,000 in two weeks.
Thirteen hundred men are throxn out of
employment, A searching investigation
into the origin of the fire is to he made
General Manager Stoho places the loss on
buildings at $75,000-, machinery, including
three ice machines, $HO,0O0, and stock
The Time Ia Not Opportnne.
London, Sept. 29. It is thought that at
any otber time the petition of the people
o(,Gua for the annexation of that Portu
guese possession In India to Great Britain
would bave had the desired result, but In
the present excited stateof the Portuguese
mind against England it is not likely that
tbe province, though it ia worthless to
Port ngal, would be allowed to fall into
tbe hands of the hated English without a
bitter struggle. '
Killed by a Stray Shot.
Jacksonville, Fhv, Sept 29. A special
to Tbe Times-Union from Bran ford. La.,
ays that J. T. Lesley, a notary public,
and S. l. Sapp were shot and killed in
that place Tuesday night. Tbe killing of
Mr. Lesley was the result of an alterca
tion between him and a desperado named
J. T. Garner. Sapp was killed by a stray
Coagressiaaa Vaax tleaoaalaated.
Philadelphia, Sept. rn. Hon. Richard
Vaax was renominated for congress by
1,000 of bia adherents iu the Third district
in an enthusiastic meeting at National
Guards bail Saturday night There were
very few followers of McAleer present,
and they remained as quibt as a summer
evening.. Once aaligbt hiss was beard
from them in the midat of a storca ot
Yaux applause, and that wta a!l.
J. H. Hoteomb and wife, of Belcher
ville, Texas, have, celebrated their flrty
flfth wedding anniversary, aDd are still
bale and hearty. Tbe eecret of tbeir
ont; lite and good health is tbat tbey
correct any slight ailment promptly, and
ia that way avoid aerious sickness. Like
most everyone else tbey are more fre
quently troubled with constipation than
any other physical disorder. To correct
this they take 8t: Patrick's Pills in pref
erence to any other, because, as Mr. Hols
comb says, "They are a mild pill, and
besides, keep tbe whole system in order.
We price them very highly." For sale
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