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TH& ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. MONDAY, OCTOUEK (i. 1890.
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Drt goods will now go up in price as
well as other commodities
Tfib congressmen have neaily all left
Washington. Whether the others will
make an attempt to take it along it is
hard to say .
From this day forth the users of tobar -eo
will charge up the xtra cost to the
foreigner. lie pays the bill.
Hidks are now on Ihe free lift to give
the Massachusetts shoe factories achance.
Binding twine is taxed to give the farmer
a chance to struggle.
Why did Mr. Wells not me the handle
to his name In writing to the VnionJ
T. M. not post meridian would have
been about the proper cpr.
We tax coffee and tea and sugar and
hides and other things because the coun
tries from which we get them will not ad
mil our products free. 19 it any wonder
that the McKiolyites are looked upon as
PatT) Mr. V'aux. the successor in the
house of Samuel J. Randall:
"I wish to say to the farmer and laborer
that this tariff bill is a cheat. The ma
jori'.y believe in every trust save one
trust in a righteous and just God "
Wholesale dealers are giving notice
that many articles in domestic use will be
raised from 20 to 30 per cent. The far
mer must take whatever the European
market says he should have for what he
has to mil. Does the foreigner pay the
Mr. IIowakd Wells' tale of an En
glishman's starvation is very touching,
but to have the proper effect It should be
read to a British board of charities. If
he supposes it has anything to do with
political economy we will turn the whole
of protected N'ew York's hungry people
upon him. Perhaps he didn't think of
Ajdkew CAKStoiE. the Iron million
aire, has just reached borne and says he
is perfectly satisfied with the McKinley
bill. Out of it he will make few mil
lions a year. When his workmen ask for
aa increase in wages he refuses, and to
cool off his anger for being thus inter
fered with, he takes a coaching tour
through Scotland and by a lavish display
of wealth shows the people there what a
blessing it is to be a manufacturer in a
The republicans teem to take a pecu
liar kind of comfort in Wiling the people
that the McKinley bill has ioveased the
number of articles on the free list and that
it will reduce the revenue. Why do they
not tell the whole truth about the matter
and say that while it reduces the revenue
it at the same time increases taxation for
the consumer. It reduces the revenue to
the government, but the increase of taxes
goes into the pockets of the manufactur
er. Trie truly good and pious .lohn Wan
amaker. postmaster general and bargain
counter proprietor, Pbiladtlphia, bought
a lot of kitchen tinware when he got the
tip that the tax on that article would be
increased. These goods ha now asks
tha people to buy liefore the rise takes
place. He has a great quantity on hand
and expects to make something by the
deal. Thrifty John! There are few men
who mn so successfully manage a Sun
pay school to teach the ways of honesty
and at the same time pull the wool over
the eyes of his customers to scrape to
gaher the nimble dollars.
A flunrh arBaaanas.
Because the McKinley bill enlarges the
free list a trifle, the Kock Island Union
cannot see why democrats and especially
Mr. Cable, should oppose the measure.
To Mr. Cable and other sensible persons
who are not llinded by party prejudice
and who are in the habit of seeing what
they look at, the McKinley bill is similar
to a bunch of bananas covered with tar
antulas and ottered to thrm on a silver
salver. . JJ6 democrat In congress object
ed to toe free list created by the bill, but
they did object, and quite sensibly, too,
when asked to vote for the meiejtire when
it increased rates on the necessaries of
life all along the line. Hancock County
A Lively H.nae.
"The present republican house has
brought to a close a session of unexampled
legislative activity," says the Union. Ac
tivity is do name for it. It was a bowl
ing menagerie. With Reed locking up
the members, and with the members
kickiog their way out again; with the
speaker and the clerks counting hats and
cloaks for a quorum; with republican
membernngaged in a free for all fight
on the" floor of the house; with the ser
" geant at arms out of breath and nearly
heartbroken trying to arret t the law
breakers; wkth republican members call
ing each other liars and scoundrels and
daring each other to come on; with a re
publican bdnse calling a republican sena
tor branded criminal and other fitting
names; with Dingley, of Maine, going
about with his nose in a sling from the
frantic efforts of another member trying
to escape from Reed; with appeals to the
members to go home at once else their
hopes of re-election were gone, and with'
the speaker scouring the country for
members to come back again to make up
quorum; with a howling mob shrieking
themselves hoarse for monopolists to hold
the public animal while they themselves
akinned it; with all this going on and
much more of a like circus nature it
' should be remarked that there was some
ctivlty.' It was a Roman hippodrome;
sight for the gods.
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WILL NOT LET UP.
Wanamaker Urges His Postal
EOBTJST EEMAEKS ON THE SUBJECT
He Tell. the. Houw Committee That H
I. in the Fight to Ktijr and Iteplirs to
Some Objection to the Limited Plan
The People Ileail Net on It, and lau
aer Hinted at for Thou. Who Antaeon
le the Same An Incident Apropos of
the Flarnumlla Affair.
Washington Citt, Oct, 6 Postmtster
General Wanmnaker niacin public last
night a latter recently addressed to Rep.
resentative Itingham, chairman ot the
honsfl comtnitte,i on postofTices, embody
ing an elaborate argument in favor ofhia
limited plan of postal telegraphy. Ap
pended to the letter, which baa been
printed at the government printing office,
is a iiins of ni fitter, including opinions of
the pre-. for anil against postal tele
graphy, opinions of the founnr postmas
ter generals and promineutpublic men 02
tM constitutionality of postal telegraphy;
explanation of various automatic and
multiplex telegraph system, resolutions
of organized bodies of hilior and capital in
behalf of postal telegraphy, and a copy of
the final ilraft of ttm postal telegraph bill
submitted by the postmaster general to the
house committee on po-itoffircs at the lust
session of congress.
Itoth Wise and I'rartirahle.
The postmaster general in his letter
says, in part: 'Your subcommittee on
postal telegraph Informs me that all the
parties that hnve signified a desire to be
heard on the postal telegraph bills have
submitted their testimony, and that it is
in order for me to add anything upon the
subject. After standing for a year past in
the midst of the controversy over postal
telegraphy that for over forty years has
gone on with sharper tone and widening
range. 1 am more than ever conviuced of
the i-ulom and practicability of restor
ing the telegrnpli to the postal service,
ami making it wh:it it was originally in
tend! to lie, a p:irt of the postal system.
The Tenple Round to Have It.
"I say this after elosoly studying the
arguments ngaioit the bill mnile so vig
orously by t be great telegraph company
which is now its only visible opponent.
I do not believe it possibls to argue this
question down. There is a deep and fr
rvHclung conviction among the people
that the telegraph aervice is by right a
part of the postal service. To carry the
postal system from pony riders to the
t:ii:e ( 'Hch hikI on to railroad service,
atid stop sll further progiess because 3,0io
owner of telegraph stock oppose, is not
in accord with the cenius of our people or
the spirit of the times.
And OpMimni Itettep "Com6 flown."
"The will of the people in this respect
has manifested itself un mistake ably be
fore congress in public speech and state
ment diirim; the last twenty years. Re
sistance to the great popular demand may
not lie the wisest thing nor is it fair to count
tlios who urge the adoption in some
form or other of the postal telegraph as
hostile to existing corporations. We
stand confronting a public measure of no
mean importance or magnitude. It is to
give the country a vast enlargement of
its postal system and to bring home to
thu jieople the cheap use of one of the
niMS powerful agencies of ino lerrl com
merce and civilization."
The Men Who Object.
As to the constitutionality of postal
telegraphy, the posr master general says:
"'It has been argtie.1 by learned lawyers
for a score of years that a government tel
egraph is unconstitutional. The motives
of these gentlemen have heen oi of two
in all cases. They have been t he paid at
torneys of those corporations whore
special interests have demanded that
their monopolies should in no way be in
terfered with. They have known their
business, and have done it well. The
other opponents were those who imagined
tha the constitution would be exposed to
every sort of outrage if they were to fall
sick for a day. The courts of highest ap
peal have settled this question Congress
settled it in a1 vanoe oF judicial action
by making the I'nited States the. owner
and the postoftice department the man
ager of the first line of wire constructed
for cnmrnisrcial and public uses.
The 1'ropo.ed Limited Scheme.
What shall le saifl, then, of the limited
postal telegraph plan, which I have been
somewhat criticised for bringing forward?
There Is no doubt that it is constitutional.
The constitution permits the general gov
ernment to transmit intelligence for the
people. The postofflce department has
been doing this with the money and the
Improvement at its disposal for 100 year.
It is preposterous to argue that the tele
graph ought not to be utilized for the
cheaper, speedier, and more accurate
transmission of messages. I have had
prepared, and submit for yrrur reference,
an appendix which touches upon this con
sideration. The attorney general for the
department assures me that the conclu
ion that the limited postal telegraph plan
Ls constitutional cannot be resisted."
8nmn Thlncrs That it Is Not.
"I desire in conclusion to explain, as po
litely as may be, one or two things that
are not understood. I have challenged
the most rigid ST-mtiny of the limited
postal telegraph bill. I ask to Rave
printed all of the printed criticlsAs of it
which have come to my notice, as an ar
gutrlent In its favor. The limited postal
telegraph bill is uot a proposition to take
money from the treasury or to employ
additional civil servants; it Ls not a prop
osition to put any power whatever in the
hands of the government, which is not at
present gn-aterand nuiredangeroiis where
And Some Other Thing. That It Is.
"It is a proposition simply to dove-tail
together two great machines so that one
shall do business equitably and by that
means make more money (which shall be
willingly accorded to it by the, people);
the other to utlliz? its present skilled and
faithful energy to help supply the people
with .till ftf-Uer means of communication
furnished still more cheaply. It is a
propcfttion incidentally to qnicken the
telegraph service by encouraging ail the
members of the operators' craft to rtmlixn
that they are better off the more that
they are able to devote themselves to one
thing and are permitted to see some re
sult from their inventive genius. It Is
not a proposition to buy the railroads, or
coal mines, the sawmills, or the bake
shops of the country.
1'rnpo.e. to rerai.t in the Idea.
"If others hpeak out for the telegraph
stockholders, some one must stand for the
peoplf, tu the interest of the cheaper teleg
raphy that they want. I believe it belongs
to this department to take this stand, aud
propose intelligently and persistently to
keep this subject liefore you, In strong
confidence that it will not lie long liefore
your committee will take steps to give the
people the relief prayed for."
THE BARRUNDIA AFFAIR.
An E-Nvl Oltlrer Tell How a Ilrltlsh
Captain Hid Once on m Time.
Washington- Citt, O.it 6 Apropos
of the fact that twol'nited States inen-of
war were lying in the harbor of San Jose,
Guatemala at the time that Gdn. II trrun
dia was killed on hoard the United
States merchant vessel Alcapulco, an ex
naval officer writ to The Post as fol
low': "I have no intention to advocate any
method of proceed u re in such cases, Ait
apropos of Gen. Burrundia'a case, I
thought possibly you might like to ac
quaint your readers with the manner in
which a similar case was handled that
came to nir knowledge when in com
mand of n United Slates vessel on the
Pacific station in 181 At that time
revolution was going on in Ecuador. A
native took refuge ou bourd an English
Slasle a Man-of-War of Her.
"A demand waa made on the captain of
the steamer for the delivery of the refu
gee to the party ot the opposite tacMon.
This action became known to the captain
of a British man-of-war then in port. To
protect the refugee aud prevent an in
dignity to bis flag the captain went at
once on board the merchant steamer and
hoisted a man-of-war pennant, thus, as be
mid, turning the steamer into a man-of-war
for the time being. He accomplished
his object and reported his action to his
government The result was, he told me,
that be got an official letter giving him
a 'wigging for his action, but nt the
rame time he received a private letter
from the admiralty 'patting me oa the
The Institute of Architect.
Washington Citt, Oct. 6. The annual
sonvention of the American Institute of
Architects will open in this city ou the
Jd instant and continue its session three'
days. A inong the matters which w ill be
discussed is the establishment of United
States testing stations for building ma
terial. Thisis important to the public, as
it tends toward safe building, and impor
tant to the profession, as it will give them
aa opportunity to have doubtful. ne', or
nnknown materials and methods of con
struction tested by trained officials. An
other matter whica will he pushed ithe
movement to abotig'i the o lice of super
vising architect, so that government build
ings will hi given out to private pntcti
'npt. White Promoted.
WAsniNGTOx CITT, Oct. 6. The ap
pointment of Capt James E. Whito. of
C'hicaito, as superintendent of the rail way
mail service, in the place of J. Lowerie
Ik-ll, who is now the second assistant
postmaster general, was announced Sat
urday, ('apt. White has been for yeaisln
charge of tlie Sytth division, with head
quarters at Chicago, anf is one of the
best known men iu the service. He be
g.'tn his connection with the service at the
of the war and has beeu identified will it
Indian Commissioners Appointed.
WAsniKOTOsr ClTV, Oct. 6. The presi
dent has appointed the following commis
sioners on Indian Matters: A. H. Ma
hone, Charleston, W. Va.; Wm. Hoyne,
South Bend, Ind., and Isaac Kenniine-e,
M(jBt Ilolly, X. J. to negotiate with the
Turtle Mountain band of Chippewns,
North Dskotn, and to obtain the consent
of the Chippewas in Minnesota, according
to act approved Ang. 19. 1HIKX
A Founder from Poandvllle.
Washington Citt, Oct C The blue
blaize covering of the speaker's desk wm
removed Sal unlay and the right half of
the desk w here tiie gavel of the speaker
fell was fonnd to be nothing but a mass
of spUntcrs aliout. the size of a match.
Many of these sp inters were taken awsy
by the visitors as souvenirs of the Fifty
A Postmaster Aharon d.
Washington' Citt, Oct. 6. The nos:.
office depaitmojit has received informa
tion that the postmaster at Raton Rouge,
has absconded and that his bondsmen
have taken possession of the office. It
is also staled that his accounts with tli--government
are all right.
Cramp Gets the Warship.
Washington Citt, Oct. 6. The secre
of the navy has awarded so Cramp & Sons,
of Philsde Iphia.the contracts for building
two co-ist line battleships, increased
twelve feet in lengih, for ::.o?0,OiiO each,
and the protected cruiser on the depart
metit plans for$.27A".0lW.
The Idaho Kleetlon.
Washington Citv, Oct. 6. President
Harrison has received a dispatch from
Delegate Dubois, of Idaho, stating that
the republicans had carried Idaho by
J,:l majority. The legislature will
Stan d: Republicans, 44; democrats, 10
A Chinese imperial decree has been is
sued legalizing the production of opium.
The British dockers' congress decided
before adjournment Satnrday not to join
in the eight hour movement.
Rudyarl Kipling, the Knglish novelist
who-e stoiies have cr.-ated Ho in uoh in
terest lately, is ill from overwork.
Cast ion i, the Swiss Rsdica.1 who killed
Rossi at Hellinzona during the late re
bellion, is in cn'sly in london. Tha
question has been rai-ed whether the kill
ing was a poiitical crime.
John Riley, a carpenter employed to put
a new floor m a building at Springfield,
O., found under th- old one, inclosed in a
sack, &,onu in bills aud gold coin.
ft has been reported that ex-President
Cleveland would he at the Ottumwa, la.,
cosl palace the day after President Har
rison's visit. The report is denied in the
most pisiiive terms by Mr. Cleveland's
Penson, the nllcged mnrdercr of Mrs.
Mettfnan, at !a veil worth, Kan., says he
is inntcent anil appears wholly uncon
cerned. Un the other hand it is stated
that John Mettman, the woman's hus
band, has turned fhformer and accuses
Ten Chicago cornice workers r ho have
been on a rtrike and making life miser
able for their olH bosses and the non
union men employed n their places, were
indicted Saturday for conspiiacy.
A hell weighing tons was placed in
the clock tower of the Wisconsin Central
station at Chicago Saturday, it is the
third liell in size on this continent, ait
can te heard ten miles.
Steve Z-iiga, a mfsfr who doesn't be
lieve in banks, hid .",0n0 in greenbacks in
his cellar, near Chamberlain, S. I. When
he went 10 look at it Saturday he found
that the rats had made mince meat, as it
were, of his fortune.
A baby hippopotamus arrive! at the
Central park. New York, 'zoo" Saturday.
Arthur Picard was sent to the Ohio
penitentiary Friday, for burglary. Just
before he left for the prison he learned
that a relative had left him 100.00). He
is in for a year.
Fred Flder, of Detroit, was a few years
ago one of the brightest newspapermen
in the country. He became infatuated
with chess HTid Saturday was committed
Rolert J. Ingersoil was refused the
use of the AcadVnjy of Mu:c at Philadel
phia last week, the mauifter declaring
that the building should sever be used
for the advocacy of uthelkm and infi
delity. Watchinx for the Miscreant ".lack."
LONDON, Oct. 6 The police have re
ceived two more letters .igusd by "Jack-the-Ripper,"
and announcing the intention
of that hlood thirsty unknown to commit
fre.h murders and mutilations. The po
lice believe lhat the letters are genuine.
Vigilance committees are being organised
iu fhn W liiteuhapel district in expecta
tion of a renewal of the "Ripper V depre
dations. '1 he police force has also been
Iteen Having a Cliafty Interview.
Salt Lake, Utah, O.it. 6. The leaders
of the .Mormon church, met in semi-annual
coiiferenc Saturday, George Q. Cannon
presiding Presid-nc Woodruff delivered
an address in which he gave thanks for
the prosperity of the church. He had le
ceutly "talked behind the veil with Jo
seph Smith and Brigham Young and was
T he Iildn't Know It Was Loaded FooL
Chicago, Oct. 6. Henry Dedlow, aged
1!, "didn't know the revolver was load
en" that tm carelessly handled Saturday
evening, and Katie Brigham, a domestic,
is now at the morgue. He is a tinner,
and 4iii going home Saturday evening he
picked up a self acting revolver, pointed
it at Kal, pulled the trigger and slot
Salvationist (ten. Itnoth Bereaved.
IjONDon. Oct. 6 Mrs. Booth, wife of
Gen. Booth, chief of the Sa vatlon army,
died Saturday. From the liegiuulng of the
salvation movement Mrs. Booth baa been
hef husband's chfPf assistant in mv devel
opment of the organization, harcg beeu
the first to introduce the female siument,
which forms so conspicuous a taacure of
He Will Have a Corner on Cotton.
Montgomery, .Asia., Oct 6 General Man
ager Gaitber, of the Alliance exchange ia
this city, off ts to advance mouey on cot
ton to the farmers of Alabama. He hat,
it is said, enough mouey at. his dUposal to
advance 15 a bale on &AJ.0M) bales, and he
says that all he asks is that the farmers
shall bold their cotton for his agentd,
Given a Month to Get Out.
London, Oct. f.. Several wealthy Jewish
merchants of Odessa have been ordered by
the authorities to settle np their business
within four weeks and lean Russian ter
ritory. No oharge is made against then,
except that Clrey era Jews. The trade of
Odessa is largely tn Jewish hands, aa is,
indeed, that of most Russian cities.
The international iron end steel insti
tute has affjourned, and the delegates are I
fftrming west to look at the country.
Interesting Scenes at the New
York Custom House.
IIME WAS MONET LAST SATURDAY
rite I ast Iay of the Old Tariff Sets
the Importer, to Looking for Their
Ship, to Come tn The 1'u.tom House
Kept Open I'ntll Midnight How the
Captain of the Ktruria Made It with
Only One Ninnte to Spare.
New Yobk, Oct. a For the first time
in the history of the New York custom
house that oflice waa Saturday kept
open for business nntil midnight. It is
also probable that Saturday was the most
remarkable day in the history of the
custom bouse. . It was the last day of the
"old tariff," the new tariff going into
effect Monday, and though the rush of
busine-8 had been great throughout the
week, increasing sleadily as Satnrday
drew near, nobody had any idea ot the
rush of merchants, brokers, end clerks
which was preparing for the last hours of
the old law. Aa the afternoon approached
the rotunda and corridors of the custom
house became crowded with persons in
various Btagea of excitement, nine out of
ten of them holding packages of invoices
or other customs papers in their hands.
A Plea front the Merchants.
When 3 o'clock drew near th. crush was
increasing to an alarming extent, and it
became evident that many merchants
were likely to suffer disappoint ment at
the last moment in their efforts to get
goods through the custom house. The re
sult was that Collector Erhardt, who has
been working night and day, to use a set
phrase, since the recent pressure of busi
ness began, was besieged with callers who
begged him to keep the custom house
open nntil 5: 10 p. m., at least, in order
that they might get all the benefit possi
ble from the old tariff. The collector tel
egraphed to Secretary Windom for in
structions. Wanted ro Beat the Tariff.
When 3 o'clock approac hed and no re
ply came from Washington City the ex
citement and crush around the division
desks became intense, and as, at 3 o'clock
exactly, the iion doors opening over the
Wall street steps were closed and work
practically ceased in the rotunda, a heavy
groan of "serio-comic disappointment arose
from those assembled at the death strug
gle of the old tariff. But still the crowd
would not disperse. Many of those pres
ent were interested in business connected
with the Ionian liner City of Chicago,
from Liverpool, sighted and supposed to
be putting on every pound of steam she
could orry in her efforts to ''beat the tar
iff." '1 hen there were the Zsandam.from
Rotterdam: the Elruria from Liverpool,
and several other vessels expected nuv
Time Rxtended to Bf idnight.
According to the stories circulated
about the custom house the fastest tngs
procurable had been chartered by the
agents of the lines interested in the ar
rival of "tariff steamer," and they were
waiting down the bay, under full steam,
ready to take off the captain or some
other officer of the expected steamships
and bring him to the city in time to en
able him to "pass in hU papers" and save
the cargo from the new law. , At 3:30 a
dispatch rame from Secretary Windom
telling the collector to use his
discretion, and the latter said he
would extend the hour to mid
night. Busimss was promptly re
sumed on all sides with feverish activity.
The receipts for the day, up to 3 p. n.,
were $1.1"4,riS 4ti. and for the past week
tfi.045.0tW. The average receipts per day
at the rUHtom house are about frm,O00, or
say ja.OUO.n-.io per week.
The Captain Came with a Baih.
At 5.:U p. in. the City of Chicago was en
tered, an1 agreat part of the waitingcrowd
was relieved At 6:05 p. m. the steamer
Regains, with a cargo of lace), silks, and
velvets, was entered. There were still due
the Ktruria. the Thiogvalla, aud the Zaan
lam. and news of them was anxiously
swaited. At 10:30 p. m. it became known
that the Etruria had heen sighted off the
outer bar at 9:34 p. m. At one minute of
'i the captain of the Etruria had not ar
rived. Ten seconds later, when half the
lights were out, a carriage came on a rush
tn the door, and agreat sh-ut went up.
Prom it jumped Capt. Hams, who went
immediately behind the counter, and en
tered his vessel just before the clock
struck midnight. Three cheers anM a
tiger were given for him.
Ahont a Million in the Sonp.
The captain had come np in especial
t ug and was driven at a breakneck pace
from the dock to the custom house. It
is calculated that the failure of the other
s earners mentioned to get here on time
w ill cost the importers an extra million
The Hurler Men Worked Hard.
Oswego, X. Y., Oct. 6 The harbor is
full of barley-laden vessels from Canada,
atout 300,000 bushels being afloat. The
total importation of barley at this port
for the past thirty-five days has been
l,H10,ono l-nshels. Twenty-seven thou
sand dollars in duties were collected at
th! custom house Saturday night. Every
available ciaft was pressed into the serv
ice to get the grain here in time. The last
ens to leave Canada were instructed to
return to Canada with their cargoes if
they could not make Oswego by mid
THREE PERSONS SUFFOCATED.
A I Ire Oepartmtnt Fails to Call Oat It.
Ladders In Time.
DCBVQVE, la.. Oct. 6 Before assistauce
arrived Mrs. McBee and two children
perished in their burning home yesterday
morning. Another child was rescued in
an iiiiconscioiis siate, and McBee escaped
by jumping through a window. When
the firemen arrived at the house the en
tire family were groping about in the
dense aud suffocating smoke on the sec
ond floor, their exit being cnt oft by
flames at the foot of the stairway.
The Delay Wa. Fatal.
Tb engine company bad no ladder and
was unable to reach the sleeping apart
ments, although the windows were not
more than eighteen feet from the ground.
It It was necessary to send in an alarm
for the book aud ladder truck, and before
it arrived the poor mother and three chil
dren were overcome. Mr. Mi: lie threw
himself our. of a window, holding by bis
hands to the sill until as-dated to the
ground by the firemen The eldest, daugh
ter wna rescued ali ve.
Horrible Murder Near Belleville, III.
BELLEVILLE, Ills., Oct. 6 While out
nntliiig Saturday afternoon seven miles
east ot this city, on the Masnutah road,
Lorenz Karius aud Loreui Mueteren came
across the senseless txidies of a negro man
of 70 and his daughter, aged 40, with their
throats cut from ear to ear. The woman
revived sufficiently to tell a horrible story
of crime. She said that they were attacked
while tleepiug by an unknown man, who
cut thi Ir throats aud robbed them of all
the m iney they had S3. Subsequently
the ma a died. The woman cannot live.
Marker Makes Coocesaions.
TERRS Haute, Ind., Oct 6. It is learned
on relitble authority that as a result of
the conference between President Mackey
and the men on his road, assistant tele
graph t perators will be placed at several
stations, which will make the work
lighter, and a general Increase from tlO to
$1S a month wis granted the operators.
While tl s office clerks will be given a sub
stantial increase as well. No operator
will be paid la, than S40 per month.
Tla-Plate Works for Chleaco.
CHIC AH), Oct. 6. It is definitely as
serted tlat plans for the establishment of
an extensive tin plate manufactory in
Chicago hare been forme I. The persons
interested are the big dressed meat opera
tors and the capital of the concern is put
at 14,501 ',0(0. According to the rumor
8,500 men will he civen employmet.
Btiiyur Howbu'i Murderer.
,i Chicaoo, Oct. . It Is alleged that the
mas who murdered Mayor Bowman, of
East St. .Louis, about three years ago, s
oilmethit has ever remained a mystery
ia In the nridewell in this oil y. His nam
Is Mike Caleman, m4 he is en all-around
ere ok of "icious character. He la believed
isJao to have killed Officer Mahouey, of tht
" "S5" swcmvs rores. some years ago.
They Sometimes Play Very Fan
A COUPLE OF CURIOUS OAPBIOES.
One Man Sent to the Penitentiary for a
Rare Act or Humanity, and Another
' Get. a Quarter of a Million for Helping
a Ntrancer Out of the Con.eqneneee of
a Very 1'ronnnnred "Jag" Justice
Make, a Ills Mi.take.
West SrPEKloit, Wis, Oct. 6. John
Dollier is serving a sentence at Wanpun
for a ctime of which he is not only inno
cent, I nt of which he was convicted only
through the misinterpretation of an act
truly humane. He was arrested and sen
tenced ou the complaint of John liodie, of
Sault Ste, Marie, who charged him with
living with Bodie s wife. At the trial it
was proved that Mrs. Bodie and her six
children were belt.; so ported by Dollier,
and the hnsband swore that the woman
had deserted him. On the surface it was
a bad case against Dollier, and, as he
lacked counsel, be was convicted.
Deserted and Destitute.
The husband promptly disappeared
after the trial and the matter was lost
of unt il Saturday, when a case of destitu
tion was brought to the notice bf the
authorities. The old story of man's un
kindness and a want of charity from her
own sex had been brouirht to the experi
ence of Mrs. Urodie. She had managed
to eke out an existence by the aid of two
of her children until overtaken by sick
ness. Her rent was u npaid and she was
turned into the street with her little ones
and took refuge in a shed, where Satur
day she was found in a precarious con II
tiau by some one charitably inclined.
The Truth at Lat Come. Out.
In a statement mado by Mrs. Ilodie Sat
urday she told of the desertion of her
husband six years ago and how she was
rescued from starvation by Dollier; of her
husband's return and the abuse she had
to stand until his final desertion; bow
Dollier had removed to this city in the
meantime, and how, as a last resource and
because the farm she hail lived ou was
sold by her rascally husband, she ap
pealed to Dollier for aid and he had
brought herself and family here and
placed her in a position to earn her own
livelihood. Her husband then appeared
and because she refused to support him
inatiluied the proceeilings against Dollier.
Steps will I e taken to secure IKillier's re
lease. A "JAG" WORTH $250,000.
Ilanil-ioine Kemenihranre for a Lawyer's
New V.-kk, O.t. ti In December, five
years ago, a fine looking, well dressid
man, accompanii by a '"jig," ade some
thing of a sensation around the uptown
hotels one evening. As the night ad
vanced he began to act wildly, and fran
tically reited all attempts to restrain
him. He was finally sent to the llellevue
hospital in an ambulance. At the hos
pital he was put into the insane ward.
The doctors pronounced him insane, and
said he must go to an asylum, lie sent a
messenger for a lawyer, and ex-Judge H.
W. 1eonnnl, of l-js Hroadway, viMled
Ift Him Half Hi. K.tate.
Mr. Stremmel told him that he was not
insane, but t-imply suffering from the ef
fects of a prolonged spree. Judge Ieonanl
succeeded in getting him released with
much difficulty. The stranger itave him
$MO and liapicred. and the judtre had
heard nothing from him until Satnrday,
w hen a letler came from the law firm of
Wilson V Trainor, of Pueblo. Colo,
briefly sax ing that Louis Stremmel, of"
that city, had reoenily died, leaving a for
tune of t'.i,Ki". fJjO,fmo of which he had
left to Judge Leonard.
TEN THOUSAND MINERS.
They Are Involved in a Strike in Mar
" qiietle. County, Mich.
I.-rir-KMlNis, Mich., Oct, . The mining
companies of Marquette county Friday
returned an answer to the miners' peti
tion asking for five shifts of night work
per week and an ei tht -hour day on Satnr
day, refusing the reTiue.t. The day shift
men here quit work at 3 o'clock Saturday
afternoon and the night shift men did not
go to work at all Satnrday nigiit. There
are 4,0-10 miners in Ishpeming anil 10,000
in the county.
. . .
The British Flg-hting Ar-hhihop Wa!h.
London, Oct. 0. Advices from Rome
state that the Brit ikli ministry, through
its friends iu that city, is bringing all the
influence possible to bear upon the pontiff
against the bestowal of a cardinal's hat
upon Arch hishp Walsh, of Ireland. It is
claimed on In-half o f the Hritis-h govern
ment that the elevation of the archbishop
at this lime would he an expression of
approval on the part of Rome of the pre
late's course in sanctioning the National
league agitation and the plan of cam
paign, which have heretofore lieen con
demned by the holy see
Another Revolution in Hartl.
London, Oct. . A dispatch from
Kingston, Jamaica, represents that
another revolution is apprehenJed in
Hayti; that the financial condition of the
republic is unsatisfactory, and that the
exports show an alarming decrease of
trade, owing partly to the decrease of
production during the recent warfare.
Coolies are to he imported to cultivate
Cleveland to Attend a Itanquet.
CoLl'Mius, O.OcL 6. Hon. John J.
Lemz, president of the Thurman club,
telegraphs from New York that ex-l'res-ident
Cleveland accepts the invitation of
the club to attend its banquet to ex-Sena
tor Allen tr. Thurman ou his next birth
day, November 13.
Iir.trnrtive Fire at Ie Moiara.
Des Moi.vKS, la., Oct. 6 The B. S.
Heath oat meal mill, together with a
large warehouse, was totally destroyed
by -fire Saturdny night about 12 o'clock.
The loss is estimated at $150,0 HI. partially
covered by insurance.
Bought a Hi.torloal Restaurant.
LONDON, Oct. A. The Socialists have
bought the historically famous restaurant
at Erfurt, wherein they have been accus
tomed to hold their meetings. The price
paid was 12W.OO0 marks.
Snov Falling in the Hoc kles.
Desvsk, Col., Oct. . A general seow
storm prevailed Saturday in the Rocky
mountains. Six inches had fallen at As
pen within forty-eight hours.
; from Home to Hear the News.
Baltimokk, Oct. 8 Leading represent
atives of the tin-plate trade in this city
discredit the story that a number of
American tin plate mills are to be estab:
Lshed. No one here seams to know any
tbiugofthe fr.OOO.OlO plant, which ia re
ported as about to be located at Balti
Murder for a Few Chestnuts.
Lavcaster, I'a., Oct C Amos Bills
stabbed and killed George Boots, a col
ored toy, Saturday afternoon (faring a
quarrttl over some chestnuts. Bills is
about 18 years old. He escaped to the
mountains, and at a late hour had not
A Ilig Lockout id Meet I and.
Glasgow. Oct. f.. Ail the Scotch iroa
furnaces are now quenched, with the ex
ception of a few which do not belong to
the Iron -masters' combination, aud wbioh
niuke iron for private purposes. The
lockout reduces the market supply 30,1100
They A re Wroth with America.
Vienna, Oct 6. The paper teem with
angry articles concerning the American
than criticism. The government is mak-
uik en una hi m mj luc excifcemeiiL.
Too Fastidious Katlrely.
Brookltk,N. Y.,Oct 6. Antonio Rossi,
an Italian, was fatally stabbed Saturday by
Be bote Gay toe during a quarrel. Rossi,
who boarded with Gay toe, complained of
the food he was receiving. Which insult
the latter resented by stabbing Rossi.
Gaytoe was arrested.
THERE S REST FOR THE UMPIRE.
The Principal Haae Hall OrjanlirtlMK
Have Closed the Conflict.
CniCAoo, Oct ft The base ball season
is over. No more for a time shall the
crank and small boy yell to see "Old
Anse" send the sphere gyrating toward the
nnknown hence. The occupation of the ex
cited citizen or skillful player, who took
delight in cussing the umpire, is gone for
a season, while life Insurance companies
which hold policies on the lives of the
men who decide when a player is out are
breathing easier. It will now be iu order
for the enterprising baseball reporter to
have the League sold to the Brotherhood,
the Brotherhood sold to the League; or
like the apcx-ryphal pair of snakes which
swallowed each other both of thesa ex
pert aggregations in the possession of the
other for a certain sum iu dollars and
Tlie Swallowing. I'roresa llegmi.
And the business Iris already begun.
That truculent coin hi nation that it has
been the business of tre old Iea.(ue mag
nates to declare mi .ts last legs at
any time during the la-c six irt mths the
Brotherhood has found iK,t)s) ill its
vest pocket aud casting covetous eyes
on the Cincinnati club, has bought if for
a price the aforesaid fcis.ouo. Mr.
Young, the presideut of the ljengu , sa id
Satnrday that his oran.. ition w.is 100
percent, better off tlnui expected at the
close of the season with "all our clubs in
tact" hadn't heard from Cincinnati
probably. He declares that t he aggregation
will experience no dilli. ulty i i getting all
the talent it. needs for I lie next season, ami
generally seems to be us cheerful as pos
sible under the circumstances.
I'll. Aforesaid Circumstances.
And regarding these circtim-litnce.
Judge Cullom. a Gotham lwse bull enthu
siast, s-iys that the ITtne hason the wrong
side of the profit and loss account for the
season the snug sum of I. oil I, and Mr.
Conant, a director of the llo-ton league
club, corroliorates the. judge np to the
sum of ir-'f '. 0. It is alleged, on the
other hand, "from excellent soiiices" that
the Brotherhood has not lost more than
110,000, all told
Winners of I lie 1'ennaiits.
It has Is'en a foregone com-! n-ion for
some lime that the lironklyn club would
fly the league eniiant., mid so it does;
Chicago is second, and l'hiliidelpbia third.
In the Brotherhood, Boston in the winner,
with Brooklyn and New York second and
third resHM-tivc!y. Kor the first time
since base ball has divide 1 the interest of
the populio-e with presidential elections,
Kans:is City finally points to the iK-iinant
she has won in the Wester,! fries, an 1
luuisvilie is the lucky club in the Asso
ciation. Tlie Setledtiles at the Close.
The following table, show I is ndativj
positions of the c!uts in t'le le 1 1 n i li ise
ball organiz it unit imlu bug gitne, yes
Brtith'ri'WH w.-n. Inst p, 4S.',ie w.ir,. lnt. p.e
KoMon si 47 . - .lllnM.hlvn .. s-, 4i .e,;i
HnMiklvn .. 7 .! .i.T.ijl 'liM-ak .. si . I .,.l:i
New VorV . 74 .'.7 IMnlH'n.tl.k 7s r.:i ;
l'liietr.. . 7W e .r.M : 11. .-ton .. 77 .v ;.i
I'hlin pltin 4 ineiniian.. 7il .'.7 ..".71
l'lltl'ttrtf . M .s .4' I f V,rli e4 4s",
t'teTelalul- 7.' -4-J- u-velrtti.l.. 44 ss -1.1:1
Blltlttlo 3T . .J..".". 'ill. mii-.:.., -l 114 .in-
Amerif-nn w.tn lo-l t-.e! tti.,,ri lot. IV-
I. itnl-vule.. -J 4-' t- l Kunsa-t'ity 7- :i- i7
St lmi- .. 77 V .:,i.- i m , -.1 41
I'olilnihus . 7 .'.4 ,V,". l r. -oik.- 7,; 4'. ,,,js
Tole.1.. .',s :,i. t.i-,,... :.7 47,
H.N-he-ler . v r ,i..n fit. ... t.l 4'.S
Altllett,- .. :-4 71 I-'.; ti.llm '.I ' 4- .
Mrmiis' . ; 71 41 ;! tn .hi ... 47 Ti .:!'
II. tllii.tre .. l.t .; .i i-t. t'.ji ... .17 s .'I.,
Leaene ami ltrol lierltood Scores.
Kol ioimiii; are u.escov-. id tin- I. mile
and Kroihcrlio.il panics pl:ed si .ir.i.-iv:
I je;;'nc: At li -1 not -tKirsi u.inicl
CIcM-laiid 5, I'hila hi pin i I; batteries
Yoiuir and Zuiinii-r. Vu kery and CI -m -ents;
f-ec ind ir nm-1 Cleveland 7. i'hila
licipiita ;t; liiit'crics Yoniii and . iiiim-r,
Gii-asoii a'ld I '.em itis. Cincinnati llo-tun
and Clin-ai:o-.,.u Yotk ijaiiifS p. ..-I p-ined
Broil erli.'od: At I'iltsbui g K.rs:
came) I'itisbnrg 10. Ho-ton batteries
Maul and il n ll. 1) i v mid Murphy ami
Swell: (second cam -I l'lttslmrg t, H rsion
T. naileries Teller .m l ! 1 nrl.-y. nim
bert and Swell. At I'.ntTilo-Hn;!.ilo o.
lir,Mkln .V lau-r:cs T.Yticiii-U a tid
Mack. Sunders .-iint l ily. At Cleveland
Cleveland 4 Philadelphia K.; batteries
Urulvr an I Breuii in. Hoste l and Milii
gan. At t 'hicaco Cnit: 4go .1. New York
. lutticrie- Bil.lwm and Oarlu.. .1.
Kwinc and lo-own d.ti Kness.
A Novel Incident at a Kimeral.
lMo. Oct. The lhiy of Kastoti,
who committed suicide in St, Paul's ca
thedral Sunday week, was crctn itcd at
Wokinc Sal urday. Mr. Korder, secretary
of tlie Se ulur Society, lead a portion of
Bryant's "Thana'psis" in place of a
funeral si rvice.
Something Like .lark the itij'per.
IiMi IN. (let. ti. liosa Seifert, an ! Jear
old girl, was decoyed into a suburb of
LiifZig Kriday mchl by a man who out
raged and murdered her. The child's
body vas terribly mutilated, m a manner
sugj 'sunn the work of ".In k tin Uip
Tin- white switchmen employed by the
Hou-t m and Texa-Cisntral ra.l.iy are
on a strike against the employment of ne-gr.H-s
in I he same work.
A Kip. Old Aga.
J. IT. llolconib and wife, of Bclrhcr
ville, Texas, have celebrated their fiflv
fifth wedding anniversary, and arc still
hale and hearty. The secret of their
ong life and good health is that they
correct any slight ailment promptly, and
In that way avoid serious sickness. Like
most everyone else they are more fre
quently troubled with constipation than
any other physical disorder. To correct
this they tskc St. Patrick's Pills in pref
erence to any other, because, as Mr. HoK
comb savs, They arc a mild pill, and
besides, keep the whole system in order.
We prize them very highly." For sale
by Hartz t Bahnsen.
Forced to Leave Home.
Over 6t people were forced to leave
their homes yesterday to call at the drug-
cist'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 anil 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. Lveryone likes it. Large size
package 50 cents.
A eream of tartar baking powder. Highest of
all In leavening strength. J7. 8. Gottmmtnt St
J. M. BUFORD,
Taa eU Fire eoe Tina -tries
LOSSES PROMPTLY PAID.
i BABY EELiv'trTli! FREE
, jJ- Bfrcycisja, mmtmUmm sxd Oirla' tmye.
Klorj. SI W. aarfiaoa St.. Omar a
. ..VjSl.anel. Ste. Sa. MM. a B at
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S. eMTftpaaalaan. n aa aa. mmfmn with oata ba&rf erdar
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EVER OFFERED IN TIIE TRI-CITIES,
-A.T POP ULAli PRICES
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
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(Charted b) the Legislature of Illinois.)
MO LINK. - ILLS.
Open daily from A. M. to 3 P. M , and on Tucs
day and Saturday KTrnirw from T to
Interest, allowed on lk-9 posits at the rate
of 4 per Cent, per Annum.
Deposits received in amounts of
f 1 and Upwards.
SECURITY AND ADVANTAGES.
Tbs prtrate property of the Trustee, i. nwpon
ihteto th. drpoltor. The officers are prohibi
ted from borrowing soy of Its money. Minor,
sod married womi-n protected by FpecUl law.
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TaosTsss: 8. W. Whselork, Porter Sktnoer.
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OUR MEN'S CALF
BEATS T ZEE IE WORLD.
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H. SIEMON & SON,
fitoves and Tinware,
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Buxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stove ami the Geneseo Cooking Sir ve
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
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Bay, sell, and trades any srtirle. a specialty nade of Jrvelrv.
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. "W. "WZ3STTEIR,
Proprietor of the
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Imported Cigars a specialty, for a good Be eisr eaU at toe "Arcade..
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