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Thursday, October 2, 1680.
IIKnOl HATIC TH RF.T.
For Vnlted tatrs Senator .Tons M. ratvxn.
Kor flat. Tieanrt-r Edward 8. Wil-ao.
r"orSapt.of Public Infraction Hkhbt Kaab.
ForTrn-tee. Illinois I """s?0!!? ""J"
University, j . ...Richard D. MohW
For Congress Be T. Cabli
For State Senator... ,
R. n nrwuAW
) GimRoa W. Viktom
' i'Jonn A. WtutoM.
For ConntT JncK'e.
For County Clerk. .
Cnti' iK A, rfTi
C 1. tOWOK
For Trra-nrer Gto. B. Hbowsh
For County Supt. of Schools. Cb am. B Vakkhall
And now Ihe republicans charge the
failure of yesterdaj'rimeetingto.Ioe Haas.
This is cruel.
Praise God from whom all blessings
flow. Congress adjourned at 6 o'clock
jesterd ay evening
Thrf.e times in his speech did Mr.
Og'esby mention the name of Gest and
each time it seemed as if the words were
drawn from him with a pair of pince rs.
The Aki.cs is offering no prizes just
now, bat as soon as the campaign is over
it will offer prizes for all those who have
ever been able to see a point in the Union.
If Gest has been Henderson's right
bower during the Hennepin canal legisla
tion in congress, the latter gentleman
succeeded artfully in keeping it up bin
5!u. Ooi.esi'.y did not say. as the Union
reports, "why should anyone think of
turning Oe?t out and putting an untried
man in his place." He spoke of putting
"a democrat in his pUce, and that was to
be expected from a republican.
Instead ot getting good prices for his
grain and slock the farmer will be com
pelled to compete with all the mirkets of
the world and will thus receive the lowest
price that can pos-ibly be made. This
Mr. Ge9t helped to secure by his voting.
If Joe Haas is incompetent to run a
political meeting successfully with a man
like Oglesby for setiker, the suggestion
is offered that he mtik a dicker with his
friend Schureman for the loan of pome of
the stuff that it takes to run an architect"
office, until after election.
Come, come, Mr. Schureman, the edi
tor of the Ahucs is not running an archi
tecl's office, but don't you think it looks
ridiculous in you to be gaddiug about
asking every one you meet if he has
brains enough to run a shop like yourt'f
Don Quixote was not more laughable
than you are at the present moment.
What about those home markets that
the Union says Mr. Gest has secured for the
farmers Mr. Gest by his vote has com
ptlled very farmer to pay enormous
prices for everything he buys and has not
helped to secure for him a market for a
bushel of w heal or a barrel of flour. This
is the kind of a home market that has
been secured by Mr. Gest.
The Union speaks of Gest getting
cheap transportation for the farmers.
Get's cheap transportation consisted in
keeping the Hock Island bridge closed
against farmers and others, thus compell
ing them ti pay ferry charges across the
river. I this the kind of cheap tran.opor
tation the Uni"n has reference to? And
that bridge would be closed to them to
day if Mr. Gest had had his own way.
The desperation of the high taxers in
this district may be imagined when it was
deemed necessary to have ex-Governor
Oglesby here yesterday to braes up those
who have lost all faith in republican
promises and who denounce republican
schemes for robbing the people. In ad
dition to this, Governor Fifer has been
brought from Springfield to speak to the
people of Rushville, Schuyler county, tO'
morrow. It is an exciting scramble to
save Gest, with the cleil and the hindmost
Come, come, neighbor Uiivn, stick to
the word and don't wander in a foolish
way by talking about removing the build
ing used as a custom house at Galena to
Rock Island. And if it is just as good to
have this city made a port of entry as to
have a custom bouse, why try to have a
custom house here in the first place? Or
on the other hand, why not try to get
port of entry in the first place if it is of
as much importance as the other? The
Abocs was not talking about a port of
entry though. It was talking about the
custom house. You cannot be both deaf
and blind, so much as you would appear
As Mr. Gest will perhaps soon return
to this city, why would it not be an op
portune time for him to satisfactorily ex
plain why he persisted in keeping the
government bridges closed to the public
at certain seasons of the year, in order
that a monopoly should lx benefitted
thereby? The word satisfactorily is used
because an explanation that doesn't ex
plain will scarcely be accepted. His
friends claim that whatever he does be
does for the benefit of his constituents
barring, of course, his vote to increase the
taxes upon nearly everything his constit
uents have to buy and whutever he has
not done be cannot be held Iccountable
for except as a sin of 'omission. It is
hoped that this explanation will he forth
coming as it will serve to show what an
important legislator our representative is.
This may be explained upon the theory
that a man cannot serve two masters, but
in whatever way it is presented to the
people let it be given so that judgment
may be impartially passed upon it.
At eu WBO UlVC nurse dcu.c nuun niivu i
to say neigh.
The Curtain Rung Down at
the Nation's Capitol.
LAW MAKING OVER FOE A SEASON.
Scenes and Incidents of the Close or
the Session Allen of Mississippi Gets
the. House in Chancery Interesting
Ocenrrences In the President's Boom
Tha National Debt Statement What
Filibustering Costs Rids for New War
Ships Wheat Loses His Job.
"Washikctox ClTr, Oct. is. At 6:02 p.
m. yesterday the vice president brought
hia gavel down on his desk in the senate
and declared the first session of the Fifty
first conirxesa adjourned sine die so far as
the senate was concerned, and about the
same instant Speaker Reed performed the
same duty, and a long sigh of relief went
np from all parts of both chambers.
There was no lack of decorum in the pro
ceedings of either house yesterday, but in
the house Gen. Filibuster was inclined to
let people know that he was still in the
ring. Breckinridge and Kilgore keeping
the house idle until after 1 p. m. on the
point of order at there wm no quorum
present. They relente I finally and the
journal was read and the house pro
ceeded to pick up the fag end of business
and clear the decks for adjournment.
The lay in the Senate.
As soon as the journal was read in the
seriate the usual committee was appoint
ed to wait on the president and let him
know that congress was about to adjourn,
Sherman and Harris being appointed.
The senator then sat around until 2:53,
wlien the tariff bill came over from the
house with Speaker Reed's sign manual
affixed. Vice President Morton, who pre
sided, tben wrote his name in the appoint
e 1 plnce and the bill was sent to the pres
ident. Aldrich then seenred recognition
to offer an amendment to the adjourn
ment resolution setting the hour at 5 p.
m., which was agreed to and a recess was
tsken to 4 p. m.
A Visit from Cabinet Officers.
At the appointed time the senate was
anitin called to order, and the vice presi
dent Mpiiinl a couple of bill. Then the
senate lapsed into a state of complete
bu-iness stagnation. The chamber whs
alivene I by the entrance of Secretary
Blaine nud Secretary Windom, and later
by Secretary Noble, who came on the floor
to consult Senator Davis about some mens
ure which the president wished to have
explained before be signed it. Mr. lilaine
sat down in his old seat. A long wait en
sued after the ripple of interest caused by
the entrance of the secretaries, broken
only by the reception, of a message from
the house announcing the agreement of
that body to a conference report on a pen
1 hanks to the Presiding Officers.
At 4:.S7 p. m. Harris arose (Dolph being
in the chair) and offered a resolution ten
dering the thanks of the senate to the
v.r-e president for "the dignified, impar
tial and courteous manner in which he
hna presided over its deliberations."
Unanimous consent was obtained and the
resolution was agreed, to. A similar reso
lution extending the thanks of the senate
to the president pro tempore, Ingails, was
presented by Hansom and agreed to.
Then all activity was again suspended
and the senators st about in pairs and
groups talking to each other.
Adjonrnmrnt Finally Fixed.
After a few minutes the clerk of the
house again appeared, this time with the
resolution for adjournment, so amended
as to make the time of adjournment 6
o'clock. On Motion of Sherman this
amendment was agreed to. Sherman aud
Harris, the committee appointed to wait
on the president, reported their duty per
formed, and that the president had no
further communication to make. On mo
tion of Sherman the senate then at 5:13
p. m. took a recess until 5:50 p. m.
The Autograph Fiand Abroad.
At .VM the senate was again called to
order, and a message fiom the house of
representatives was received. Soother
immediate attempt was made to transact
business. Senators remained in conversa
tion, or Turned to their desks to put their
ignafni-es in an album which a belated
page was circulating for autographs. At
5-5s a number of senators who had been
absent from the chamber entered the
main uoorway. tocKrell was moving
aoout the chamoer shaking hands with
his friends, snd saying good-bye to them.
At ju-t ti o'clock Vice President Morton
arose and, tapping lightly with the gavel
to bring the enHte to order, said:
fFVAT"Rs: p,efore making ths annonnce
metit ftiat n ill leave senators at lihertr to re
turn to their homes, I express my most grate-
rui appreciation or the resolution of approval
and i oiiliilence w ith which you have honored
me. Assuming, as I did, the responsibilities
of the chair without previous exp-rience as a
presiding officer. It is not Der-essary for me to
say that if 1 hive discharged the delicate and
Important duties of thepiaitionin a satisfacto
ry manner it is due to the indulgent consider
ation and i orrlial co-oieration of every sen
ator on this floor.
He closed with the hope that the sena
tors might return to their labors in good
health, congratulation on the work done,
and the declaration of adjournment sine
dla. The remarks were greeted with ap
plause from all parts of the chamber, the
gavel fell for the last time this session,
and at n-M the nonate adjourned.
FINAL WORK IN THE HOUSE.
The Condemnation of Wheat Agreed to
When Breckinridge and Kilgore gave it
their gracious permission, the bouse pro
ceeded to work. The first thing was the
signature of the tariff bill by Speaker
Reed, and the bill was sent to the senate.
The committee which investigated the
scandal in the house postmaster's offlca
reported that the charges were substanti
ated. Further they said that t hough there
were indications of a similar state of af
fairs under the former postmaster, Dal
ton, there was no proof forthcoming. The
report declares the office vacant, and it
was agreed to. Wheat had a few minutes
before sent in bis resignation. Caswell
tried to have P. J. Flint, of Wisconsin,
elected to the vacancy, but objection was
Still After the Chinese.
On motion cf Morrow the senate con
current resolution was agreed to, request
ing the president to enter into negotiations
with the government of Great Britain
and Mexico, with a view to securing
trade stipulations for the prevention of
the entry of Chinese laborers from the
Dominion of Canada or Mexico into the
United States. The resolution for final
adjournment was amended to make the
time Bp. in , but not before Allen, of
Mississippi, who had Umu deuied permis
sion to print certain remarks on the tar
iff in The Itecord, raised the point of no
quorum bad insisted upou it until objec
tion to his reqnest was withdrawn.
The President Is Willing.
The committee to wait on the president
next made Its report, 'to the effect that
the president had no further communica
tion to make, and then the bouse took a
recess until 5:3) p. ni. The house came to
order again at that hour, and as the
clock pointed to ( (Cant. Bassett did not
have time to turn back the hands yester
day) the siienker, who was as cool as the
proverbial cucumber, brought the session
to a close without a single word beyond
the bare nnnouncemeni, and then, direct
ing his messenger to take charge of the
ivory gavel, silver inkstand, and a large
basket of flowers that adorned his desk,
he retired to his room, where he spent a
quarter of an hour shaking hands with
members who called to bid him good
bye. Allen's Knceessful Tactics.
Allen of Mississippi literally held tha
house up by the tail yesterday. There
THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, 0CT013EU
was no quorum present, and the making
of that point would block business. Con
sequently Allen took advantage of the
situation to make an attack on Senator
Quay. He was clumsy in the delivery of
his remarks and somewhat contused in
bis statement of facts. He held t he house
sntirely at bay, however, when demand
ing the privilege of continuing his attack
by "extending his remarks in The Rec
ord," and when this leave was denied him
he raised the point of no quotum, and
would not withdraw it until be vas given
the much -desired leave to print and ex
tend his remarks. Had he not withdrawn
bis point business would atoiice have
come to a standstill, and it wotdd have
been impossible to reach a vote c pon any
thingeven the motion to adjourn. He
gained hie point and will have the satis
faction of seeing in The Record t he same
kind of a speech as that of Kennedy, which
Tha Speaker Was In Commond.
Speaker Reed kept his hand upon the
house lever to the very last, and retained
control of business so completely that no
measures slipped through that did not
meet with his approval. The i.-ombina-tion
formed sometime agotofrrce him
to open the doors for the passage of the
public building bills failed, and every one
of these bills which the speaker put his
foot down upon several months ago was
THE PRESIDENT ON HAND.
Incidents In the President's Roc m in the
Capitol Mason's Souvenir.
Washington City. Oct. 2. The presi
dent signed the tariff bill at ex ictly 3:21
p.m. 1 here was gathered about him in
the president's room, immediately adjoin
ing the senate lobby, a number of mem
bers of both houses of congress and all
the members of his cabinet wit! the ex
ception of Secretary Rusk, who is out of
the city. The president came ro the Cap
itol at 2 o'clock. There was a qumtity of
business awaiting his attention, which he
immediately proceeded to get out of the
way. The president rapidly nflixed hia
signature to one bill after anoth -r. Secre
tary HalforU standing behind bim with
a blotting pad with which he dried the
ink on each signature.
Signing the Tariff Bill.
The bulky tariff bill lay at the right of
the president. As he concluded his sin-
nature of a bill relating to land in Flor
ida, Halford lifted the mass f parch
meSit and laid it In-fore him. The litth
assemblage gathered close about the table
as the president pushed back fie roll of
the preceding pages so as to give his arm
free swing to affix his signature in the
space left vacant in the lower left-hand
corner of the last page At the president's
right stood the secretary of state, in front
of hie McKinley. The member of the
finance committee who had charge of the
tariff bill in the senate, Aldrich. stood
just behind Biaine.
"Let the Ink Iry." Said Ilbiine.
There was a brief silence and the presi
dent, taking a fresh supply of int on the
stulvpeu with which he had been atlixiiiir
his signature to other inesMir-s, wrote:
Aproved Oct. 1, l.sl. Benjamin Jlr
rison" at the bottom of the bill
Private Secretary Halford stood ready
with the blotter, but Secretary Blaine
caught his arm and said; ".No; let it drv "
So the bill was lifted aside, aud the
heavy signature of the president remained
on it intact Maj. McKinley lned to
the president and left the room . The pen
with which the signature was affixed to
the bill became the property of Represen
tative Mason, of Illinois, who said he
wanted it for tus little jjirl to prvcrve us
a souvenir of the tnrirl law of 1S.
THE NATIONAL FINANCES.
Monthly Rprt from the Treasury It.
partment leht rterrease.
Washington Citv, Oct. a. Tin public
debt statement is-u.-.l from the treasury
department yesterday shows a decrease in
the debt during the pat month amount
ing to $.5,ft)7. The interest bearing
debt, exclusive of bonds issued ti Pacific
railroads, is fo3S,tWS,070. against $".S0 t)7S,
Qr$i on Sept. 1, a month ago, or a redu c
tion in the bonded indebtedness during
the month amounting to 2. 2V 0,while,
on the other hand, the surplus in the
treasury, which a month ago, including
subsidiary coin and national bank re
demption fund, was $10;,:H7,577. is to-day
.-9,CWl,3."ii, a decrease during the month
Iteeeipts and Fxpenditnres.
Government receipts from alt sources
during the pant mouth were unusually
heavy, aggregating X.SH 334. against
3l,41,n in September, 1-R On the
other hand expenditures for September
past were f23.TS7.lmi. against ft fi. -;a. W0 In
September, ltssw. More than $!l.isrnu0 of
this comparative excess of expenditures
during the past month over thoe of Sep
tember last year is accounted f..r by the
unusually heavy bond redemp ions in
September pant nearly 1S UM.OoO having
len paid out in interest and J r mitim,
against $3,i."ij in September, ,s.sy.
The Minority on lUnm.
Washington- City, Oct. 3. The minor
ita of the special house comrr it tee ap
pointed to investigate the charges made
against Commissioner of Pensiors Raum,
have prepared a statement of the case
from their point of view. They And Gen.
Raum not exactly guilty, but a fair sub
ject of suspicion, and think tha. the in
vestigation was not thorough enough.
The majority will not report until next
Bids on War Ships.
Washington Citt, Oct. 2. B ds were
opened at the navy department ) esterday
for building three armored battleships of
0,000 tons displacement and one protected
cruiser of T.5t0 tons displacenu nt. The
limit fixed for the battle ships, exclusive
cf guns, is t4.0U0.OU0 each and for the
protected cruiser H,7!S0.tX. The bids
were as follows: Union Iron works. San
Francisco one battleship, $3,24),03. or
two for $0,400,000; Cramp & Sons, Phila
pelphia one battleship, ti.9 i,(Ml, or
two for f2.ftMi,u0j each; Bath Iroi compa
nybattleships. M.14.000 each. For the
cruiser the bids were as follows: I'nion
Iron works, $.1,275,000; Cramp A Sons, ti.
7i,(X)0. Can Fill in the Chicago Lake front.
Washington Citt, Oct. 1 The inter
view between the secretary of war and the
Chicago comrjittee yesterday was very
satisfactory, and the order will lie issued
to go ahead with the work of filling the
lake front at the expense of the Illinois
Central railway, tbe understanding being
that tbe title to the land so made shall de
pend upon the decision of the supreme
court in the case now (lending.
The Cost or Holt Calls.
Washington Citt, Oct. a Th session
of congress just closed has been, in the
house, a session of roll-calls. During the
session there have been 4:15 roll calls, or
200 more than at any other sessicn of con
gress. This means about thirty six solid
day of roll-calling, and as it is estimated
that each call of the roll costs the govern
ment $2,000, it will be seen what extra va
gance filibustering is.
Carlisle's Statement Controverted.
Washington Cit-. Oct. 2. In referring
to the speech of Carlisle Tuesday, in
which he stated that there wiw no inten
tion on tbe part of the administration to
take advantage of the reciprocity amend
ment to the tariff bill, it was ul officially
stated at tbe department of stat yester
day that the work of negotiating treaties
with the sugar growing count rits would
commence at once.
"liver Drops m Peg; or T o.
Washington Citt. Oct. 2. The director
of the mint yesterday purchase 1 225, 00C
ounces of silver bullion at the following
prices: Twenty-five thousand ounces at.
tI.13SWand 210,000 at M.13H5 1 he total
amount offered was 875.000 ouncei.
The Scotch furnafe men have 1 rnclr foe
higher wages. .The furnaces ate being
I FKEA K ES'FOUGERY
It Unearths a Scandalous Brit
FRAIL WOMAN AUD FAL8E FEIEND
Combine with His Own Transgression to
Get a Knight Into a Very I'nknlghtlT
Situation Itnssia Cooking; I'p a Meas
ure lor the Persecution of Israel Dil
lon and O'Brien' Beaten In the High
Court A Fatal Hallucination Foreign
LONTios, Oct. a The magist rates of the
Westminster police court yesterday re
manded Sir Thomas Freake, a wealthy
gentleman widely known in social circles,
on charges of forgery and assault pre
ferred by a gentleman named Gibson. Sir
Thomas lured Gibson into the cellar of an
unoccupied bouse in Kensington, where,
with the help of friends who were in
league with him, he overpowered and
handcuffed Gibson and took his keys
Raided Gibson's Letter Boa.
Sir Thomas then went to the St. George
club, opened Gibsou's box, 'secured the
letters and photographs of a certain
woman, and destroyed them. He had pre
viously forged Gibson's name to a tele
gram notifying the club officials that a
man would be sent to open Gibson's box.
Sir Thomas and Gibson were formerly
fast friends. They had a falling out on
occouot of the woman referred to, with
whom both were intimate. The woman
was present in the cellar when Gibson
riayed It Mean on Sir Thomas.
Sir Thomas Freake and his wife are
both well-known in society. They are
enormously wealthy, and their establish
ment and entertainments are conducted
on a grand scale. Mr. Gibson was for
merly an intimate friend of Sir Thomas,
and lived at his house for over a year. It
seems that during this time he became
entmored of his friend's mistress, and
finally succeeded in alienating her from
Sir Thomas. Gibson also spied upon Sir
Thomas' movements, and kept a record of
his observations, besides pnrloining cer
tain letters from the woman in question,
which were of a nature to compromise Sir
An Attempt at Blackmail.
Finally Gibson attempted, with the aid
of the letters and other incriminating evi
dence, to levy blackmail upon his erst
while friend. Sir Thomas delayed mat
ters by parleying and meanwhile succeed
ed, by showing Gilxon up in his true col
ors in gaining the co operation of his
former mistress. Through her aid Gib
son was decoyed into a trap and Sir
Thomas obtained the letters with which
Gibson bad endeavored to blackmail him.
Where Gibson Had His F.nemy.
It is probable that his plan of defending
himself from the machinations of his
false friend would have succeeded, and no
publicity would have resulted if he had
not signed Gibson's name to the telegram.
This constitutes forgery, and involves a
very severe punishment. Gibson quickly
seized the opportunity to obtain revenge,
and brought the matter to the attention
of the crown prosecutor, who announced his
determination to press tbe charge, irrespec
tive of the peculiar circumstauces of the
case. Much sympathy is every where ex
pressed for the prisoner, and doubtless
great influence will be bronuht to bear to
save him Irom the penal consequences of
his technical offense.
PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS.
. New Meanre of Cruelty Being Framed
Inisn, Oct. a Letters from Russia
state that the epidemic of cruelty to the
Jews continues to rage with unabated
fury. The peasants and citizens, whose
natural hatred of the Israelites is no
longer held in check by the example of
the local authorities, indulge in all forms
of annoyance and persecution. A meas
ure is now being framed by the minister
of the interior, and will probably be ap
proved by the cztr, which will greatly add
to the misfortunes of the Hebrews.
Will fiend Them to Siberia.
It provides that persons of foreign blood
who are ordered to lw expelled from Rus
sia for any cause, and who do not receive
the recognition of their native or other
government, shall be Bent without trial
to Siberia, and kept there for the remain
der of their lives. This act principally af
fects the Jews, who can seldom claim any
particular nationality, even if any gov
ernment would tare to bestir itself on
SAD CASE OF SUICIDE.
A Young Girl Cuts Her Throat for a Cause
That Did Not Kzlst.
IxiNkox, Oct. a A singular case of
hallucination and suicide was reported
yesterday. A girl named Gertrude Brown,
aged 24, a daughter of an Australian mer
chant, sailed from Melbourne in May,
ISM to visit her uncle, the vicar of Here
ford. Ever since her arrival here she has
appeared to be possessed of an inexplica
ble melancholy ahat culminated Tuesday
In uicide by cutting her throat.
A Complete Hallucination.
In a letter left by the girl she gives as a
reason that wh ile on the steamer coming
from Melbourne she was drugged and
ruined, and would in a few months be
come a mother. An autopsy was held
yesterday, which proved that the state
ment had not the alightes t foundation in
truth, and it was an instance of unfortu
Will Have to Rndura Shannon.
IN-rxN, Oct. a The high court at
Dublin has rejected Dillon's and O'Brien's
appeal to have tbe magistrates at Tipper
ary prohibited from trying their cases,
and nothing further can now be done in
that direction. The principal object of
the appeal, however, has been attained in
bringing tbe case before the public, with
the purpose of showing that the courts
before which Nationalists are tried are
biased against the defendant.
Birehall' Remarkable Confidence.
LoNIK)N, Oct. a A letter has been re
ceived by his friends in England from
Reginald Birehall, convicted in Canada
of the murder of BenwelL In this letter,
written before the beginning of tbe trial,
he speaks confidently of acquittal and
asks Englishman to suspend their Judg
ment until after the verdict is given. He
says that he hoped to be back in England
within ten days after the conclusion of
Jack the.ipper Gives Warning.
London, Oct 2. "Jack tbe Ripper" has
sent, a warning to the Whitechapel police
that he is about to butcher another
woman. Tha psaianshlp of tbe commu
nication is precisely similar to that of the
letters which it baa been the custom of
the officials to receive from the murderer
Just prior to his killing of some poor
abandoned wretch of tbe Whitechapel
The Dockers Will reload Them.
London, Oct. a The dockers congress
has decided not to make any opposition
to the unloading by union men of the
three vessels which were ladea in Austra
lia by non-union men.
Tha King of Holland Dying.
London. Oct. a The kinr nf rrnii.n
believed to lie beyond recovery. He can
vaae no ioon, arm nutriment la adminis
tered artlffciallv. His death la looked foe
at any moment.
More Trouble In Switzerland.
BERNE, Oct. 2. Federal reinforcement
have been sent to Ticiuo. Tbe disaffec
tion in that canton seems to be increas
Gold la Costly In Brazil.
Buenos Atbes, Oct 2. The premium
ou gold is quoted at 143 per cent
BENT ON DEATH.
Thrilling Scene in the River
DESPERATE STRUGGLE FOR A LIFE.
4. Determined Suicide Resists e Gallant
Attempt at Rescue The Fearful Con
test Witnessed by a Throns; of Feople
Speaking- Mo Word the Rash Unfor
tunate Persistently Refuses Aid and
Sinks into the Dark Waters.
Chicago, Oct 2. Two brawny men
struggled fiercely in the dark waters of
tbe north branch of the river last night
A moment later a pale face reflected on
the surface of tbe river the dancing rays
of the gas lights, and then sank out of
sight It had been a battle for a life one
determined to save it, the other to lose it
Theodore Ferstenberg. tall, erect, with
military step and mien, had walked up to
the Indiana street bridge with a deadly
design ou his own life. The story of
broken hopes, of shattered prospects, of a
life that had realized only pain and dis
appointment bad liued his features with
despair and utter wretchedness. I'asseis
by gazed curiously at the hard drawu face
aud rigid mouth.
A Brave Kan to the Rescue.
Hesitating not a moment, Ferstenlierg
spraug over the railing, and pluuged into
the water with a loud splash. Bridge
tender McOraw saw the dark form shoot
ing through the air, and beard the fall.
Running quickly to the handrail, and,
throwiug oil h is coat, hat, and vest as l.e
ran he, too, sprang into the black water.
Ferstenberg had sunk out of sight, but as
the plucky bridge lender fell into the
river the form of the drowning man ap
peared again on the surface. A few quick,
strong strokes, and Mctiraw, reaching
out, grabbed the desperate man and tried
to keep his head alKive water. Ferten
berg twisted and struggled aud wrestled
with his would-be rescuer in his determi
nation to end his life.
The Strorc'e in the Water.
Crowds gathered on t be britlge and
watched the tragedy lieing played lielow.
Now the two men disappeared under the
water, but were soon in view again. Fer
stenberg's relentless purpose was appar
ent in his continued efforts to escape from
the man who would save his life. His
terrible earnestness, however, was only
shown in bis movements, for he uttered
not a sound ss he wrestled with M tiraw.
The bridge-tender pleaded ami coaxed,
threatened anil swore, but all to no pur
pose. Ferstenberg was determined to die
aud die' he did. While the excited secta
torsof the weird sceue were shouting to
the men in the water, the self-murderer by
a sudden movement tore from Ihe grasp of
the courageous bridge-tender, bis white
face peered up strangely at the black
sky. and then disappeared.
The Suicide's lli.tnrt.
Mi Craw dive 1 ami tri-d to catch the
man. Imt faded. He waited and swam
around for a minute or two, but Fers
tentaTg bud ;e comil'slied bis purpose.
One linur la'cr his lidv mm found by
orti.-ers w I o fl:agM the river for it. Five
years ago l'eis:enlerir w as a colonel in
the lierninii army. He was highly ot n
nected. his fani'ly being "m of tbe most
prou-.i-ietit in the em, r. He crime to
Am -ricn full of hope for the future. rd
expectel to in We a fortune. Reverses at
tended ail his etforts, and be became de
spondent. Fiuancia. difl'i. ullie-i ni -t him
on all sides, and last niuiit he left bis
biarding bouse, lio Wells street, deter
mined toer.d bis m;s -ry. He w as well ed
ucated, and had not reach il middle sue.
The l tet trust is one in !rut.d cir
The Apaches in New Mexico are aliege.l
to be on the war path again.
Gen. Iord Wolseley has assumed com
mand of the British troops in Ireland.
Ned Hanlan has flunked in the matter
of his propost d sculling race w ith tiau
daur. Charles Mcllvaine, a Rrookiyn mur
derer, was sentenced Wednesday to death
The national prison concress at Cincin
nati adjourned Wednesday to meet at
Pittsburg in Oct. VM.
Alcyon, a 3-year-old stallion, valued at
$10,000, was burned in a barn near Iowa
City, la., Wednesilay night..
George B Cheever, I). D. LU1)., well
known as clergyman and author, died at
Englewood: N J , Wednesday.
Kmperor Wiltiant of tiermanv arrived
at Vienna Wednesday ou a visit to Km
peror Francis Joseph of Austria.
Stella Wi.ydn, airel fi months, died in
Chicago Wednesday, it is alleged, from
having her breath sucked away by a cat
The men engaged in blasting for a
sewer at Hutte, .Mont , think nothing of
blowing out rock w hich is tVl per cent, sil
ver. Charles Hitters, of Chicago, w.-is badly
cut in a fight a week ao, and, w hile suf
fering from his wounds, shot himself to
Charles A. Pen-on. who is ladieved tc
be the murderer of Mrs B ttman at 1jc.iv
enworlh, Kan., in Marc'i last, is reported
under arrest at C.imdeti, N. .1.
Charley Blackstock. white, and Mar
shall Coies, a tieiro. bad a light at Atlan
ta, t.a.. Wednesday, and Blacksti.ck
stabled Coles to death. They were hoi h
The comptroller of the currencr has an -thorized
the First National bank of Ho
quiam. Wash., un.l the First National
bank of Darby, Fa., to liegin business
each with a capital of t-Vl.010.
Makers of straw wrapping paper hav
ing mills west nf the Allegheny moun
tains, met. in Chicago Wednesday aud
formed a protective combination to reduce
production and maintain prices.
Mr. Pelter, of Washburn, Wis., found
Harry Marshall alone with Mrs. Feller
and proceeded to pell Marshall with bul
leta. The latter returned the fire and shot
Pelter through the hand. Marshall re
ceived a severe t-calp wound and a fine for
carrying concealed weapons.
The foreign delegates to the iron and
steel institute now in session at New
York, of the British Iron and Steel insti
tute and Verein Uentsclier Eiseuhuetten
leute, are to visit Chicago cn Monday and
Tuesday. Oct 13 and 14, and extensive
preparations are making for their r cep
tion aud entertainment
Two Swell Weddings at Chicago.
Chicago, Oct 2. Two notable wed--dings
took place in Chicago laat evening.
Miss Helen, eldest daughter of G. F.
Swift, became the bride of Mr. E.iward
Morris, eldest son of the wealthy Hebrew
cattleman, and Miss Fannie Locke, daugh
ter of the rector of Grace church, was
married to Mr. John Kenneth Mackenzie,
son of a colonel in the British army, but
who is engaged in busiuess in this coun
try. The colors of t he Scotch clan Mac
kenzie are white arid green, and the local
papers print the mterestitig fact that tbe
bridesmaids wore suppers and stockings
of White B"d t-ren rosrtertivelv.
A Ripe Old Age- -
J. II. TJolcomb and wife, nf Relchor.
ville, Texas, have celebrated their flftv-
nitn wedding anniversary, and are still
bale and hearty. The secret of their
one lite and srood health is that the
correct any slight ailment promptly, and
in mat way avoia serious sickness. Like
most everyone else they are more fre
quently troubled with constipation than
any other physical disorder. To correct
this they take St. Patrick's Pills in pref
erence to any other, because, as Mr. Hols
comb says. "They are a mild pill, and
besides, keep Ihe whole system in order.
We prize them Tery highly." For sale
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Forced to Leavi Heme.
Over 60 people were forced to leave
their homes yesterday to call at the drug
gist's for a free trial package of Lane's
Family Medicine. If your blood Is bad,
your liver and kidneys out of order, if
you are constipated and have headache
and an unsightly complexion, don't fail
to call on any druggist today for a free
sample of this grand remedy . The ladies
praise it. Everyone likes it. Large size
package 60 cents.
Ask Your Tnendt About I.
Tour distressing cough can be cured.
We know it because Kemp's Balsam
within the past few years has cured so
many coughs and colds In this commun
ity. Ask some friend who has used it
what be thinks of Kemp's Balsam. There
is no medicine so pure, none so effective.
Large bottles 50c and $1 at all druggists.
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