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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1890.
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TCKSDaT. OcTOBM 7. 1890.
Tor United State. Senator... . .. J " M.
For State Tteai.iirer. ........KD0 ' J1""!'
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ForTrnnteea Illinois V'' N. W. Hrababi.
Unlrenlty, J ....HtcaaBD D. Moiwa.
Bn T. Cablb
....R. H Hrwatan;
I Gborhb W. Viwroit
f Jobh A. Wilo.
For State Senator...
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For County Clerk. . .
...CHAKLta A. CRCT
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Oio. B. Browbbb
For County Supt. of Hchaola.Ca.e. B MaaaHau.
The democratic gathering at Keokuk
on Saturday was a grand succesa. The
.apeech of Governor Boiea awoke the peo
ple to a sense of duty.
And now come. J. G. Cannon, of the
Fifteenth district, and demands an inves
tlgaUon of the matters and things set
forth in the people's declaration against
him. He tays "Ills very necessary that
the republicans have the control of the
next hoase to complete the work so well
begun." Angels and ministers of grace,
What better time than tiie present for
proper explanation why Mr. Oest tried
to keep the Rock Island bridge closed to
the publicT Any explanation carrying a
requisite amount of truth will be accep
ted under the circumstances. Mr. Oest
had always held that the government
wouldn't open the bridge for him. How
came it to be opened t the request of
Clerks In shoe stores in Chicago are
busily engaged in marking up the price
of goods. Shoes that sold for $4 SO be
fore are now marked at f 5. Wait a lit
tle, and all kinds and classes of goods will
be advanced In the same way. Every
body will soon have a chance of feeling
""Vbrt?BVcts of the tariff legislation of Mc
Kinley & Co.
Tea tariff imposes mostly on the poor.
On the cheaper kinds of clothes the taxes
are from 40 to 180 per cent. The finer
kinds pay about 20 per cent. Duty on
a seal-skin sacqje is reduced 33 percent.
The rich could buy that even without the
duty being decreased. The poor con
alder themselves lucky if they can wear
the plush imitation of sealkin, but on
that the duty is made 130 per cent. This
ia the kind cf taxation to which Mr. Oest
gave his sanction and his vote. But this
is not alone the only article that is sub
jected to the outrage. Most every useful
thing has to bear a similar burden.
When the upholders of the Davenport
council for placing a tax of $500 upon
the Holmes syndicate for the privilege of
operating there look at the matter more
carefully, they must conclude that they
are acting foolishly. The power house is
3..'ne located here because it will be a
rfof Sl.fOO a year in the matter of
coal. The repair shops are to be placed
in Davenport. Even if the saving in the
price of coal are not to be considered
why should not one or the other of these
features of the work be situated beret
Does Davenport or rather that small
portion of it that aeema in a stubborn
mood want everything, irrespective of
toa,r.ghta of others or the duty which the
To build np infant industries! What
was the necessity of such a rush at the
New York custom house on Saturday to
pay duties and have Importations enter
ed, if the foreigner pays all the taxes?
A mad rush to get goods in under a low
tariff and sell them under a higher one.
Was not such a spectacle as the dispatches
report enough to convince the bluntest
intellect that the McKinley bill is a
fraud upon the consumer? Only put it
into a different form, but let the facts re
main as they are, and McKinley and his
advocates would be subjects for indict-
ment before a grand jury. Soon
will the people learn how they have been
robbed. If it were not so criminal it
would be food for ridicule and amuse
ment to listen to the high taxers telling
the people about the blessings of such a
scan lalous piece of legislation. And let
tb'n be remarked, that should Mr. Oest
be etgaged in a speech tonight upon his
arriviihome from Washington, that he
will ask his listeners to strongly uphold
the Isle congress for pasting such a
measure. Anyway, if he does not have
the opportunity ot saying anything now,
he will keep his remarks for a later day.
This bill he voted for, and if it had been
a hundred times more iniquitous he would
have found no trouble in squaring his
conscience with all its demands. That
he may know better only makes the mat
ter worse. If he was ignorant of the
fact that he assisted in a national swin
dle then he should be pitied and com
polled to keep out of danger in the fu
ture; If he was not ignorant but aold out
his constituents so as not to displease the
party boasea then he has committed such
an act of grave injustice 'as cannot be
condoned. What he will say it matters
little. Were he as brilliant as a Webster
or as logical as Euclid, he would not be
ible to weave a tissue of sophistry that
irould convince the people they have not
?JP They Kraut ike Wl-lcia.
The republltn campaign managers,
ig thesnn j-writing on the wall, have
,-'tfer strange gods to help them carry
m a campaign of mud slinging in the
Eleventh congressional district, and have
ubaidized the Burlington Hawkeye. pubt
isbed in lows, to help them carry on the
attle. The Hawkeye prints the names of
Jest, Anderson and Qutbrie. and several
undred copies are sent into this
ounty, and a like number in all the
ower counties in the district. These
tapers from Iowa are free to the people
-boget tbein. The horses of this coun
,y cannot have great faith in the editors
f their organs, or they would not go to
bwa for their help. If the Burlington
t aukoye. for a small consideration, has
ontracted with the republican bosses to
lect Mr. Gest, before it gets through
7itb Its job it will find that It haa a treo
tendons undertaking on its hands. The
iaukege should have a good word to aay
.or the republican county ticket occa
aonally, as it needs help as bad as the
joDgreastonal ticket. Kefthsburg JVVim.
' The burning of the largest portion of
he city of Colon ia much to be regretted.
Jie place may now be appropriately re
ared to as semi-Colon.
Rema-ks of an English Peer
on the Subject.
AN EVER-RECURRING DirFIOULTY.
Mletakee That Are Made In Trying to
Rolve It A Cannae fltatement as te
Rent la England and Erin The Tip
perary Trial Cuntinnra To He Proline
of Lively Scene. Meeting of the Lead
ing Katlnnaliata billon oa the Food
Supply A Frleat la Trouble.
Chicago, Oct. 7. -Lord Britye, a Roman
Catholic peer, who has taken a prominent
part in all the seuii-political movements
of the English Roman Cut hoi ic church
of late yean, and w ho.se name has been
prominent also in the efforts of the Roman
Catholic aristocracy of England to re
open diplomatic negotiations between the
Vatican and court of St. James, was in
the city for a few hours yesterday, and, of
eouse, the argns eye.1 and receptive inter
viewer was "onto" him 8trai(litway. He
submitted gracefully, and after saying
that diplomatic relations between Eng
land and the Vatican were not - irobable
for some years, reptiiliftt.nl the idsa that
the move in that direction was incited by
a desire to bring the papal influence to
the solution of the Irish problem. He
complained that ' the fiict of a man's be
Ing a Rornm Catholic in England made
him the subject of suspicion as a party to
the Irish agitation, which he declared was
an unjust suspicion.
A Hard Qtieatlnn to Anawer.
"What is thought will be the 1 :-obable
outcome of the Irish agitation?''
"That is a problem which I cannot at
tempt to answer. Since the days of Queen
Elizabeth there has been an Irish ques
tion, about which English statesmen
have held contrary views. The letters of
Lord Bacon teem with opinions as to a
solution, any of which might almost be
an editorial in a newspaper of to-day.
Three centuries ago there whs the same
difficulty owing to the mixing up of pol
itics and religion. Since that time every
miuister who hns attempted to solve the
Irish problem has fallen into the same
blunder. By a mistaken notion of the
needs of Ireland, treating them from the
religious standpoint, succeeding minis
ters have failed to accomplish that which
they sought to achieve. The pres-ut agi
tation owes its success largely to the fact
that thooe in charge have steered clear of
any distinctly religious question, and have
confined themselves purely to the politi
Land lu England and Ireland.
"Is the prospect of a famiue iu Ireland
as imminent as reported"
"I cannot say with any degree of an
thority as to that. Hut generally speak
ing the condition of the Iiish farmers has
been much belter than that of their Eng
lish neighbors for the last ten years.
Rents in England have depreciated to a
far greater extent than in Ireland. Years
ago the English land owners found tlieui
elves compelled to accept reduced rents
and the reduction has gone on increasing
from year to year until now they are glad
to accept whatever they can get. The
tendency in England is toward the forma
tion of big cities. The difference between
the Irish and English farmer is that the
former agitates his grievances while the
latter grumbles to himself and to his
landlord, but his grumbling goes no
EnclUh and Irish ICenta.
"And a strange thing is shown in the
relative value of land in Ireland and Eng
land to-day. Almost any English land
owner would be glad to exchange his Eng
lish farm lands for au equal area in Ire
land. Rents are more certain in Ireland
than in England, notwithstanding the no
rent agitation. The English people as a
rule have no fault to find with the dis
tinctly agrarian phase of this agitation.
As loin; as there is no attempt to disrupt
the nnion between the two countries, the
lympathies of the English people are de
Bidedly in favor of the agitation. But
when the uniou is menaced, English sen
timent is as strong to-day as ever it was
against such a proposal.
THE TRIAL AT TIPPERARY.
Ronan Intimatea that One of the Defend
ants la Hllring.
London, Oct. 7. At the continuation of
the trial of Dillon, O'Brien and others, at
Tipperary yesterday, O'Mahony, one of
the defendants, was not present and his
counsel presented the certificates of two
Cionmel physicians that he was ill. Ro
nan, crown counsel, object el that the
certificates were not competent testimony,
and iusisted that the physicians should
ba themselves in court to testify. Dillon
aid the certificates would have to do, as
the doctors refused to come and testify.
Upon Ronan's motion the court was ad
journed for an hour to enable the crown
to decide whether to dismiss the charge
Another "Ruction" In Court.
Upon the reassembling of the court Ro
nan stated that the prosecution had tele
graphed to two doctors in Cionmel re
juesting them to examine O'Mahony, and
had sent a third fromTipperary to visit and
examine the defendant. He expected that
the doctors would appear in court later
and testify ha to O'Mahony's condition,
and he therefore asked that the court take
a further adjournment, lu the course of
his remarks Ronau said that O'Mahony,
through his solicitor, had placed the court
at defiance. This remark almost, rained a
riot. Dillon said it was false, and O'Brien
that it was addressed to the people in
England, and a scene of confusion oc
ourred. Rouan repeated his remarks
again and again. Dillon, who was
vary angry, . loudly denied them. The
J 'rangle continueil for some time, but
Daily Ronan carried his point, and court
I'lenty of Food In Ireland.
Dublin, Oct 7 Dillon.O'Brien.Sheehy,
Harrison and Condon returned to Dublin
last night after the Tipperary trial ad
Journed. They met a number of the lead
ers at Dillon's residence. Dillon made a
speech saying that they would nut be par
ties to any parading of the Irish people
before the world as a nation of beggars.
The people ought not to be forced to beg
when there is plenty of food iu the coun
try. Meeting ot Iriah Leaders
London, Oct. 7. At a meeting or Irish
Nationalists held at Dublin yesterday.
John Dillon, William O'ilrinn, Thomas
Power O'Connor, Timothy Sullivan and
Abram Oill were appointed a deputation
to go to America and inform the people
as to the condition ot Ireland. Resolu
tions were adopted (approved by 1'arnell,
who was not present) pledging support to
the tenants, demanding government
measures for t lie relief of the distressed
districts, condemning the arrest of Dil
lon, O'Brien, et al., and appealing to
friends everywhere, and especially in
America, for funds.
Accused a I'rieat of Assault.
BERLIN, Oct. 7. Father Flavin, a priest
residing in the parish of Clonmet, has
been arrested on the deposition of a d ying
man. In this the pri -at is charged with
chasing the wit uejs and a party of his
friends from an inn, and pushing the wit
ness over a wall. In falling from the wall,
the deposition says, the witness broke a
leg and sustained other injuries from the
effects of wiii :h he believes he cannot re
cover. Afraid They Will Oet to Fighting.
Clonmkl, Out. 7. One hundred hussars
and 9)0 extra policemen have arrived at
this place. Their presence here is attri
buted to the fears of tin government that
tronble may occur between the l"th Irish
regiment and the Berkshire regiment,
both commands being now quaterred in
Humor of Nationalist Split. "
London, Oct. 7. The Conservatives are
ndustriously circulating a report that
?arnell's absence from the Dublin con
ference has led to a split in the National-
t ranks. Such a rumor has gained cur
rency in various quarters, but cannot tie
traced to any trustworthy source.
hat Don for a Waok.
FALL BiVEK, Mass., Oct. T- The Slade,
Osborne, Mechanics, MeUcomet, Cor
nell, and Seaconnet mills were shut down
yesterday for one weak to relieve the de
pression In the cloth market.
THE PENSION BUREAU'S ANNUAL.
Geo. Bum Gives Some Information la.
fanllng Work In Hla Office.
Washington City, Oct. 7. The annual
report of the commissioner of pensions f r
the fiscal year ended June 30 last, and n
eluding the first quarter of the correal
fiscal year, of the operations of hisba
reau, was submitted to t he secretary ol
the interior yesterday. It shows that at
the end of the fiscal year there were 5J7,
944 pensioners borne upon the rolls. Thers
were 6f,337 original claims allowed during
the year, being I4.71it more than were a -
lowed in 18M8. The average annual valua
ot each pension at the close of the yem
was fl33.94. Commissioner Ranm say
that npon asuming charge of the pension
office Inst Octolier he dicoverel that fc
number of important chnnges were neces
sary to secure satisfactory results, and
that with the consent of the secretary of
the interior he made the changes, one of
which was the adoption ot the "completed
F.xplanatlon of the System.
The commissioner devotes considerable
space to discussing and explaining the
present system of draw ing cases from the
files for adjudication, and siys that un
der the system of the completed files the
claimant has a right, upon a proper cer
tification that his claim is complete, to
have it immediately placed upon the
"completed files," and taken up in its or
der for adjudication. Claims placed npon
the "com pleted liles" are taken up within
a week for action, and if found complete
are immediately allowed. If proofs are
lacking a call is immediately made upon
the claimant to supply the deficiency, and
upon the receipt of the required evidence
the claim is agaiu taken up for considera
tion. Kc'naon for Its Adoption.
The soldier who is entitled to a pension
and promptly furnishes the required evi
dence to establish his claim shonl I have
his case disposed of without delay. He
should have the right to notify the office
that he is ready for trial, and not to be
compelled to await the action of a file
clerk in drawing his claim; lor however
diligent the file clerks m iy lie. it is im
possible for them, when there are a mil
lion claims pendiug. as is now the cate, to
have such knowle dge of their condition
as to enable them daily to selec . the cases
which should have precedence in adjudi
cation because of their priority of com
pletion. The result of the adoption of the
new system, he says, has l eeu that the
adjudication of claims has gone ou much
more rapidly than ever before.
The Disability Act.
The report furnishes a statement show
iug that cilice the -disability act was
passed the bureau received in .Inly, Au
gust and September past 1,270.7.1) letters
relating to disability claims, and sent out
during the ssme period 4S.Y4R3 replies.
The commissioner thinks that probably
one hundred thousand of these claims can
be allowed, lie speaks of the disability
act as the first in the history of the world
which grants pensions for disabilities not
proven in the line of duty, and as a law
which recogniz.s a higher obligation on
the part of the people to disabled veter
ans ttiati Wjis ever before formulated.
THAT MISCREANT SEIFERT.
Allegations Keeardine; IhrMtn Who Shot
Ilia DiuiKhter at Lncoli, Ilia.
PEOUIA. Ills, Oct. 7. New light has
been thrown on t lie motives of Charles
S-ifert, who killed his daughter at Ltcon,
the day after her marriage to Joseph Bax
ter Sept. 's. S-ifert's widow says that
Mary, the murdered girl, ha I been the
victim of her father's lust This was one
reason why he forbade his daughter to
marry. The family all knew it, but they
feared Seifert to that extent that it was
never mentioned. Mrs.Seifert also says
her husband murdered his first wife, and
that Mary also knew of this fact. Her
fat her feared she would tell of it if she
ever escaped his baneful presence. So
he killed her to cover up his double
ISiixter was a Had Man Also.
It has also transpired that Baxter com
mitted bigamy wnen he married Mary
Seifert, He confessed shortly after Mary's
murder that he ha? a wife liviug in Eng
land. He dan disappeared. Baxter's
grief over the death of Mary was some
thing pitiful to behold, and he was the
object of much sympathy. Since the fact
has come to light that he deserted a wife
and child iu England, public opinion has
Undergone a change.
MIGHTY STRICT CONSTRUCTION.
Campaign Liternrure Refused Transpor
tation ThrouKh the Mails.
New OiiI.EASs.Oct. 7. Postmaster Eaton
yesterday seiz d a large quantity of cam
paign literature passing through the
mails, on the ground that it liolated the
anti-lottery law. Iu the present political
contest goin on in Louisiana over the ex
tension of the charter of the Louisiaua
State lottery company, the Progressive
league, a new political organization, has
taken the v. ew that, the offer of the lot
tery company to give $1,250. 000 a year to
the state should be nccepted.
Vlolnted the Anti-Lottery Law.
It sent out a numlierof pamphlets in
support of the position, giving the views
of Washington and Jefferson on the sub
ject of lotteries and containing fac sim
iles of the tickets of the Moutitaiu Road
lottery, conducted by Washington ami
the Uliiled States lottery, chartered by
the Continental congress in 177ti. All
these pamphlets were seized at the port
oflice on the ground that they violated
the anti-lottery law, inasmuch as they
contained advertisements of the Mount
ain Koad lottery of 17iW, and United
States lottery of 17711.
THE PRESIDENT EN ROUTE.
He Leaves the Capital on Ilia Tour of
Washington, City, Oct. 7. Pre-side nt
Harrison and party left this city yester
day at 11:'J4 on his trip out west. The
train arrived at Clifton Forge at 7 p. m.
At Staunton there was a band and a great
crowd of citizens, with some of whom the
the president shook hands from the plat
form of the car. At White Sulphur
Springs the first sieechmakiug was had,
the president anil Secretary Tracy re
sponding to vociferous calls and. siying a
few words about the resources of the state.
The party will stop in St. Louis until 10
p. m. Saturday, and ou that account will
not stop at (ireencastle, Ind.
The Knights Will Go to Law.
Aliianv, N. Y., Oct. 7. The Knights of
Labor iu this city, who were instrumental
In caunim? the strike on the Central are
going to make a fight in the courts
against the fi it of the Ceutral railway
against the knights. They are to be sup
ported iu the fight by the general coun
cil. They hold that the action of the road
is in direct violation of a law passed
through the efforts of the knights in
IW7 and which makes it a misdemeanor
for any corporation to coerce or compel
any employe to enter int.) either verbal
or written agreement not to become a
member or rem iin one of any labor or
ganization, us a concl ition of obtaining or
remaining in the employment of such cor
poration. May Uelea.se Alleged Dynariltera.
London, Oc. 7 There is good reason to
believe that t he government has decided
to relense, under certain conditions, a
number of the men now serving life sen
tences in British prisons for complicity in
the earlier dynamite outrages, or attempt
ing outrages. Recent investigations have
proved that many of these men, probably
ihe majority, were victims of provocateurs.
This discovery, coupled with the fact that
no blood was shed by them, and that they
have already endured the heavy punish
ment ot years in convict prisons, has in
duced the government to recommend to
the crown to give merciful reconsideration
to their cases.
A Marble-Cuttera National U ninn.
New York, Oct. 7. A convention of
delegates from local unions of marble
cutters throughout the country met in
Chimney Corner hall. Twenty-fifth street
and Sixth avenue, for the purpose ot
forming a national organization. The
session was opened at 10 a. m. with O. B.
Smith of Allegheny City, in the chair.
Committees ou credentials, resolutions
and permanent organisation were ap
pointed and an adjournment was taken
until 10 a. m. Tuesday.
Will Go to Lower Hla Record.
Terre Haute. Ind., Oct. 7. The great
stallion Nelson, that now holds the world'a
record of 2:11 will be sent Thursday to
lower his record. ,
A Je:y rvlan Who Has Ideas
PRECEPT AKD PRACTICE AGREE.
He Sella His Real Kttate at a flreat
Sacrifice Keeanae He Doea Not Relievo
In Ifoldine; Unimproved Land for a
I'roflt And Still He la Not gatiafled
with Himself A Rough Imputation
on the Inveator la Aerea.
Bavonnb. N. J., Oct, 7. This city,
though populated by not more than 15,000
people, lias a full complement of million
aires and paupers, professional men and
men with avowed conservative, liberal,
and radical views. Within the confines
of the village of Bsyonne, which is one of
the four settlements that make up this
city on the bays, is a gentleman who is
the exponent ot a strange economic doc
trine of land ownership. He is William
Bradford Dubois, a man of much learn
ing and wide reading, and a talented elo
cutionist. He belongs to the radical class,
and has most pronounced view on all
Practlrea What He Prearhea.
His creed teaches him that no man has
the right to hold more land than he can
actually nse for residence or other legiti
mate purposes. This idea first dawned
npon him about a year and a half ago,
and it has grown mft.-e pronounced ever
since Nor does he belive in preaching
one thing and practicing another. He
has demonstrated this very recently by
selling at a great sacri rice certain land in
New York which he was not using. This
was not done because the land was a bnr
den to bim or in fear of a depreciation,
as in less than five years prior to his sc
ouring it, it had increased in value two
ind a half times.
No Right to Hold Unimproved Land.
Concerning his opinions Mr. Dubois
taye: "I began to think the matter over
some time ago and have never since been
a ble to persuade myself that I was doing
t he right thing in holding land that I was
I ot actually using. I maintain that a
man who holds property unimproved
v hile others near bim are improving their
1 ind while he may be a very nice man
personally is a thief, stealing from the
people. He is a man starver. No one has
a right to hold land for gain, because he
h doing an injury to others. I have a
moral standard which I am trying to live
in to. I am in nosense a martyr and do not
w sh to be considered such. What I have
dene I have done in the interest of my
fel low-man. I have sold my land at a
sa ritiee, and I hope the example will be
Not Yet Satisfied with Hlmaeir.
Mr. Duliois said that he should have
liked to make the land free, but he con
fessed that he did not have th moral
cot rage to put a sign upon it offering it
freo to the first one who would put it to
use. ".So," said he, I do not see that I
ha e helped matters much, after all. I
shall have the money and the other man
will have the laud, and unless be puts the
land to some good nse, and employs labor
npon it, one man starver has simply been
displaced by another man starver. How
ever, I am not at all sorry for what 1 have
don If I have not made the world any
betfr, I have at least made myself better,
and I feel the richer and freer for it.
NEWMAN GET YOUR GUN.
An Opportunity for a Lesson to the Daa
tardly White Capa.
ABSECON. N. J., Oct, 7. The little town
of Absecon, which is the home of wealthy
retinsl shipowners and sea captains, is
greatly excited. Sunday night White
Caps visited the town and placed the fol
lowing notice on tha front door of John
N'ewfian's house: "If you don't discharge
your house keeper before Monday night
we will make you a visit and whip you
withi i an inch of your life. White-Caps."
Why such a notice should be given to
Mr. Newman is more than the citizens can
understand. He is well-known and high
ly esteemed. The conduct, of both him
self a id housekeeper has always been
considered perfectly proper by their
neigh 1 sirs. The housekeeper has not
GOOD PAY MAKES 'EM LAZY.
The Cliarse That London Dock Compa
nie4 Make Against the Laboier.
Lonimon, Oct. 7. It is believed that a
contest is imminent between the ship
owners and dock companies on the one
side, and the dock laborers on the other.
The owners complain that though the
dockers, since the new rates of pay went
into effect, can earn in many cases nearly
1 each a day, they do not appreciate their
good fortune, but are lazy, carelesa, and
insolent It is alleged that while a vessel
cau be discharged of ber cargo and re
loaded at New York in one week, the same
amount of work as done by the Ixiudon
dock men occupies a fortnight. The Dock
ers' unit n pays no attention to complaints
based upon this condition of affairs, and
the bosses declare that if the annoyances
continne to be experienced a general lock
out will necnme imperatively necessary.
Tin y Celebrated llarman Iay.
Milwaukee, Oct. 7. German day was
an eminent success iu Milwaukee and the
processio l eclipsed anything ever seen in
thu city. There were miles of floats with
allegorici.l designs, hundreds of marching
men and Norsemen belonging to various
vereins, and the streets were crowded by
the population of this and adjoining cit
ies. After the procession speeches were
made by 'governor Hoard, Mayor Peck,
Paul BecLuer and F. W. Catzhausen.
Burlington. Ia , Oct. 7. Ten thousand
people can ie here y-sterday to participate
in the exi rcises conducted by the local
Germans. The grand parade was the
Detroit, Oct. 7. German day was cele
brated by it series of demonstrations, the
leading feature of which was a parade
participate! in by about Sp.OUO German
Americans. Costly Fire at Chloago.
Chicaho, Oct. 7. The six-story build
ings 257 aud 59 State street were com
pletely gutted by a fire last night which
originated in the chemicals of the photo
graphing etitabllsbment of N. C. Thayer.
The following are the principal losers:
Eraerich OutUtiug company, loss fcfO.OOfr,
insurance 15,000; Thayer, photographer.
loss rS0,0O0, insurance f-J.VO..); McVeigh &
Partie, wholesale saddlers, loss till, IKK).
insurance $12,500. The loss on the build
ing is 170,01 (i, fully covered by insurance.
Covington, Ky., Goes Republican.
Cincinnati, O., Oct. 7. The election in
Covington, Ky., was conducted by ballot
somewhat si nilar to the Australian sys
tern. Hitherto the method of voting has
been viva voce. The result was the elec
tion of Mayor J. T. Thomas (Rep.) by a
majority of 14G. They also elected three
of the five aldermen, and divided equally
the council at d school board. It is twenty-five
years mice a Republican mayor has
Tough Time for Ht. Louis Pool Rooms.
St. Louis, Oct. 7. The St. Louis pool
rooms have suffered tremendous losses
during the pest month, and seven book
makers are "broke." It is estimated that
1100,000 has beon taken from them. R.icbe
and Wider hai e quit and W. B. Eaton, a
representative of Lovell, of New York,
lost $40,000 in six months.
They Went In With Naked Lights.
Wilkesbakre, Pa., Oct, 7. John Mc
Laughlin and James Loftns were badly
burned Saturday by an explosion of gas
in No. 4 shaft of the Peunsylauia Coal Co.
at Pittaton. 1 be gas had accumulated
in an unused chamber which the men
entered with naked lights.
Novel Plan to Balk a Conspiracy.
Constantinople, Oct, 7. The local pos
tal service haa bien suspended, the object
being to prevent the consummation of a
conspiracy against the government, evi
dence of the exit tence of which baa been
i ratal C oiler Kxploaloa.
Gbipfin, Oa., Oct. 7. A boiler In gin
house at Luella eight miles from here,
exmpded yeslert-ay, killing Isaac Breed
anciljack Raid (colored) and fatally
wodAlinsr J. H Stlilwell and another
A Priest Scores .the Province
for Its Sins.
WHISKY THE CAUSE OF THE EVILS,
Aided by Extravagance la Dreaa and
Laxnriona Living A Few Statis
tics of Terrible Import from the
Foundling and Maternity Hospital
French Vice of the Worst Forma Prev
alent Three Inatanoea of Crime.
Qfebkc, Oct. 7. Rev. Fatner De Cary,
cure of the French Canadian parish of St.
Henri, near Montreal, has created a sensa
tion throughout the province by his ex
posure of the alleged immorality of ita
people. A newspaper, a politician, or a
lecturer who wonld have dared to launch
the accusat ions against the Canadian peo
ple that have been published from the
pulpit of the church of St, Henri would
have been branded as a public tradncer.
The cure instanced the partial failure of
the crops throughout the province as a
justly merited chastisement o! the Al
mighty, to be put down to the sias of the
people, and dwelt particularly upon blas
phemy, intemperance, extravagance in
dress, and carnal lusts as among the most
Imnefnl sins of the neriod. which he said
were calling down the wrath of God npon
the people of this province and genera
tion. He particularly denounced the
What Ihe People Drink.
In the Krench-Canadian country par-
Ishes, where the spirituous liquor most
extensively used is ''whisky blanc," or
highwiues slightly reduced by water,
drunkenness prevails to an alarming ex
tent, even among young men still in their
teens. An immense amount of villainous
ly bad liquor, illicitly distilled, in con
cealed shanties in the hackivooda, despite
the precautions of the officials of the in
land revenue department, is constantly
upon the market.and the customs author
ities are unable to exercise a sufficient
vigilance to prevent smuggling of the
stuff from abroad.
Other Sorts of Iraaioralty.
The extent of the nation's Immorality
cannot in any wise be measured by the
numi?r of the frequenters of disorderly
houses. The many hospitals for women
and institutions for the reception of chil
dren of questionable parentage tell but a
portion of the story. One maternity hos
pital in Montreal had between 300 and
400 patients last year, and the
hospital of the Sscre Cceur at
t. Sauvier, near Quebec, which is iu
charge of nuns, has receutly had to be
enlarged, though a large five story insti
tution. It is a home for foundlings who
are receive 1 nightly in a basket placed at
the door, where those who bring thero de
posit them without fear of discovery, and
leave them to the care of the sisters after
ringing a bell to announce the advent of
a new arrival.
Three Terrible Caaea.
ThtfJ? cases may lie given as illustra
tions of the depths of depravity to which
the people have fallen. A Jrnnkard, liv
ing in College street, Montreal, is accused
by his wife and little daughter of having
delivered np the latter, a child of 8 years
of age, lor the sum of t, to an individual
named llonais, 22 years of age, who shame
fully used her. A servant girl named
Alice Ans. I accuses three cavalrymen of
Quebec of hsviug taken ber to a shed in
the rear of iheir barracks, and there forci
bly detained her. One Ieiia Iimontague,
a young woman 22 years of age, is accused
of havimr la-en a party to the murder of
her husband by her own brother, with
whom the deceased suspected her to have
had improper relations,
Z The Slna of Society.
It is probable that the immorality that
produced S'jch result, widespreading
though it be, is remarkably limited in
comparison w ith that which escapes de
tection. In the upper circles of Canadian
society I here is, to say the least, an im
mense amount of indiscretion on the part
of wives and mothers of families, and tt is
becoming noticeable, both in Montreal
and Quebec, that there are married ladies
w ho receive a larger share of attention
from youihful admirers than their
younger and unmarried sisters aud
The Frenc-h Oath la 'ommoa.
Rlivsptiemy goes band in baud with in
temperance, but is the more marked
anions French than F.nglish Canadians.
French oaths, thai translated luto Kng-
lish would not lie tolerated in any decent
society, are freely used by both men and
women in the highest circles of French
Canada. In view of such terrible instances
of debauchery and immorality, and of the
prevalence of the worst forms of French
vice among the professedly lower orders
of the ieople. it is small wonder that the
faithful of the national pri.Mtlbool should
speak, loudly In denunciation of national
REWARDED FOR THEIR LOYALTY.
Freight I'.ncineera and Firemen on the
Central Get a Kaiae.
New Yokr. Oct. 7. The New York Cen
tral railroad has notified its freght en
gineers nud firemen, who run "mogul,"
or ten wheel engines, that their wages
will he increased to 4 cents a mile for the
former and 2 cents a mile for the latter.
The late strike chiefly concerned the
freight service, and the brotherhood men
look upon this step of the company as a re
ward for having stood by the road when
the knights were striking against it.
The increase iu mileage rates means an
advance in their wares of from HO to 39
per cent., and places the fit ight meu on a
level with the passenger men. P robably
i.i per cent, ol me engines are ten wheel
Take No Ht.x-k tn the Report.
East rVr. Lous, Ills., Oct, 7. But little
interest has lieen excited here by the re
port that the murderer of Mayor John B.
Rowman had been captured iu Chicago.
Mike Voluman, the man arrested, will
lie long remembered by the people of this
city as one of the principals in the rob
bery of the safe in the city treasurer's
Dime, nut no one believes that be bad
anything to do with the Bowman murder.
Hacked Into an Abyae.
SBtLBWiLLE, Ind., Oct, 7. Sunday
evening, while Turner Castotter and his
wife were out riding, their horse backed
over the abutment of the Bine river
bridge, tuking the buggy and occupants
with it. .Airs. Castetter s leg was broken
oelow tue Knee.
Sirt of Mutual Forglveneaa.
Wasiiinoton City. Oct. 7. The United
Veterans, composed of soldiers who
fought on both side in the late war, met
iast night and reaffirmed its declaration of
principles, to which objections were made
by a number of G. A. R. posts. The
clause to which objection was made'de
clared that men who did their duty as
they saw it, whichever side they were on.
were deserving ot honorable recognition,
Comte de I'aria to Mrs. McClellan.
Tkenton, N. J., Oct 7. Before leaving
Trenton yesterday afternoon the Comte
de Paris sent the following cablegram to
Mrs. George II. McClellan, who Is resid
ing at Tun bridge Wells, England: "I am
deeply impressed by a visit to the grave
of my beloved chief. I send you expres
sions of my sympathy and wishes for
Ltyspepala Cauaea a Suicide.
Syracuse, N. Y., Oct, 7. Mra. Joseph
Miller, a nighly esteemed and respectably
connected old lady, arose from her bed
at an early hour yesterday mbrniug and
threw lierself into a cistern where she wai
fonuddrownel by her husband at day
break. Acute suffering from dyspepsia
is assigned s the cause of the auicide.
The llxon Off the Kocka.
Dulcth, Miun., Oct. 7. The H, B, Dix
on, which was on the rocks at Chicago
bay, was released last evening without
Any injury. She cauie off very easily, and
reached port last evening. Heavy fog was
the cause of the difficulty.
Ronrht Silver a Little Chaanar.
Washington. CiTr, OctT The silver
onerings at tne treasury department ;
tardav amounted to 7M0.bQ0 ounoaa- of
amount the tleoartment nurchaaad sou
ounces at prices ranging from t.1215
First Whisker What a wind!
Second Whisker Yes, it goea quit
through me. Puck.
A strike is brewing oh tha SIrie railway.
the engineers being the ones who are dis
satisfied. A syndicate of British capitalist hai
purchased John Roach's ship yards at
Formal consent has been given by th
war department to the piling cf tha lake
basin for the World' Fair at Chicago.
Governor Prince, of New Mexico, est!'
mates the population of that territory at
180,000, but the census enumerators only
gave it 153.000.
Some vandal Sonda y last cut out of ita
frame in the Chicago Art Institute a
beautiful painting by Miss Gwynne Price,
a local artist.
A circular was read in Roman Catholic
churches in the Covington, Ky., diocese
taking the ban off all secret societ lea ex
cept the Masons
At the meeting of Methodist ministers
of Chicago Monday the movement to re
store the Bible to the public schools was
indorsed by resolution.
A report is current in Syracuse, N. Y.,
that the engagement between Mr. Wil
kinson and Miss Winnie Davis, Jeff Da
vis' daughter, has been broken off.
Mrs. James Coley died in EauUm.Conn.,
on Oct. 2 at the advanced ag of 11V
years and 8 months. She had been a
snuff taker for iOu years, and wa very
frail as a girl.
Dr. Mary V. Lea, who is In charge of
the physical oultnre class in the Oswego,
N. i., state normal school has issued an
order forbidding the wearing of garters
by ber girl pupils.
Alfred Wanamaker, of Reading, Pa.,
claiming to be a cousin of Postmaster
General Wanamaker, committed suicide
at SL Iyouis Saturday night because h
had recently lost a leg.
Among the corporations licened by thes
secretary of state at Spriugrleld, Lis.,
Monday was the Mount Carmel .l.ronautie
Navigation company, to operate a r ships,
with a capitalization of tJO.OD I.OHU.
It is stated that there are 15.00U colored
children in New York city without school
accommiHiations, ami the colored people
charge that the school authorities are dis
criminating in favor of white children.
Judge L. L La wis. of the New York su
preme court, has refused the custody of a
child to its mother because the latter is a
Christian Scientist, an t let another child
die without medical attemlance, trusting
Dr. l'arker, the well known Congrega
tional preacher of Ijondon. devoted hia
sermon Sunday to a plea for the banish
ment of wine from the communion table.
The sermon was sixty seconds long, lie
advocated the use of water.
Birchall, the convicted murderer of
young It n we II, is reported to have made
a partial confession, admitting tint h
Was an acevstory, but not Ihe actual mur
derer of Beuwell The murder he charga
on a man name Graham, but no one be
The Mrilte at I-hpemina-
Ishpeming, Mich., Oct. 7. Should the
strike which was inaugurated at noon
yesterday extend to all lb' mini a, us ia
now more than probable, 20,0m men will
be out. As it is .1.000 men quit work yes-t-tdsy
and if it is persisted in it is al
most certain that it will spread to the
Menominee and Gogebic iron raiik-e. Tl e
miuing companies wiil not grant the de
mands of I he men, aud unless a compro
mise is arrived al soon the mines may be
alirely closed down lor the winter
Riot In a at. Loula Htrrnom.
ST. Id is, Mo . Oct 7 A riotous scn
took place last niht in a low nero dive
on Eleventh street. When ofrici-rs a'
t -mpted to arre-t Harry DtmcHti, one of
the f art v of negroes, the negroes assanlt-
1 Ihe officers, and in the ficht which en
sued in i hs barroom Officer James Brady
was instnutly killed. Officer John Gaffney
fatally c it. and Harry Duncan was mor
Campbell Calls an F.atra Seasiou.
CoLl MBfS, O., Oct, 7 Governor Camp
bell has called a special session of Ihe gen
eral assembly to meet in this city O. t. 14,
to take aetion in regard to bis alleged dis
covery of crookedness in the Ciminnati
board of public improvements and the re
fusal of Mr. Reemelin, a member, to re
sign wbeu asked to do so.
Chicaoo. Vt. fi.
Quotations on the hiard of trade to-ilav
were aa follows- Wh at -No. t October, oiiened
W4c. closed !: Iiecemher. opened tl (fit,,
close. 1 1. "I Is: May, opened tl.iat t. closed
$1.IC, Corn -No. S tlctober. opened 4s,r,
closed SUr: I terminer, opened 4 w. rlosed
&'Vc; May, opened .x.tc, closed .W-i . (tats
No. 2 Urtoher. ota-ned ;, rlos,sl SU-tc:
December. .ied 3hC, rhatr-d May,
openea 41-ac, closed 4 H- I ork October.
K-nd fH. , closed $n.n January, o-nel
Jll.SA chxed J1I.K7L,. Mav. ois-ned Hi ML
chweti 12.:E.''sj. Lard -Ocloiwr, o;e-,l at. J
CIilMsl l. T
Produce: Kutter-Fancy separator. II- per
V nne Kutliertsl cream, lrtrtJOr; finest dairies.
ITiJISc. Kick -Freah candled, loss off. lsc tr
aoz. Live Muiiry I'lackens, bena and spring
ctiickens, stjasc per tnrkeys. tffjliic: ducks.
Mic. lotatocs I'bolee to fancy, TuaTV. jst
tiu.: v isronsin, .7Wc; sweet . otat.wx. JHitit
$3.25 per bbl Apples- 11-inoia green cNtkitig.
J' 7&a3 .1o per bbl.: rating, $t.5ui4.!i.
Live stock Cniou stock yards prices: Hoes
Market active and Htrouir: prices jhi. loc
bit ber hs'lit grades. fl.lVal.s : much pack
ing. f4 ln.4. Ifi; mixed Inn, S4.lr,ft.4.tt ; bcavy
packing and shipping kits, (4. Uj,l.7.Y
Ntw York. Oct. fi.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash. Sl.l6i4.1i
l.a4: do ovemiier, fl.ul.i: do liecember.
fl.tHHU do May. f Llta. Corn-No. S mixed.
10 Si(m cash; do tK toiier, 57c: do Novemls;r.
57Xc; do lierrmber, r7,,e. Oats-Vulet but
strouu. No. S mixed cash. 4nt4.'ic: do
November.4V. Rye and barley -Nominal.
Pork Hull; mess, $U.S.j,l;U). Lard-ln-
Live Sto. k: Cattle Trad n verv dull:
poorest to beet nat ve eteers. 1 3.85a.V 1 l IOU
lbs: Texans and I .l...-.dos, $3.16&:l.o bulla
and dry cowa, tl. OVi2.SO. sheep and Lambo
Trading very dull for b tb aiieep aud lambs
aud prices declined He per at; sheep, $.UK)
Ui I o a: lambs, ynst'. Hogs -Mar
ket firmer: 1 ve biara, l4.iiit4 7l V b" -BSiTK
Bay Fpland prairie. 1S.O0SVS SO
Bay Tlmoui y-48 Oojj . SO.
Hay Wild, I10.CHI.
Oats 17 a
Uoal Son lie
Cord Wood $3 5 4.( 0.
A Bids Old Age-
J. 17. Flolcomb and wife, of Belcber-
ville, Texas, have celebrated their fifty'
fifth wedding anniversary, and arc atill
hale and bearty. The secret of their
one; lite and Rood health ia that they
correct any alight ailment promptly, and
in that way avoid serious sickness. Like
moat everyone else they are more fre
quently troubled with constipation than
any other physical oisorder. To correct
this tbey take 8t. Patrick's Pills in pref
erence to any other, because, aa Mr. Hoi
comb says, "Tbey are a mild pill, and
besides, keep the whole system in order.
We prize tbero very highly." For sale
by Harts & Babueea.
Fore ad to Laave Homa.
Over 60 people were forced to leave
their homes yesterday to call at the drug
gist's for a free trial package of Laoe'a
Family Medicine. If your blood ia bad,
your liver and kidneys out of order, if
you are constipated and have headache
and an unsightly complexion, don't fail
to call od any druggist today for a free
sample of this grand remedy. The ladies
praise it. Everyone likes it. Large size
package 60 cents.
A sream of tartar baking powder, fllgheat of
all Id leavening traogto. (7. 8. Ooptrnmrnt 4
AJT POPULAR PRICES
la always to be funnel at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT. IA.
THE UOLINE SAVINGS BANK
(Charted by the Leginlatnreof Illinois.)
MOL1NE. - TT.T.S5.
Open dally from ( A. M. to 8 P. at . sod coffees
J n-T o.ruiui. 1 ru ill , 10
Interest allowed od Deepoeita at the rate
of 4 per Cent, per Annum.
Deposits received in amounts of
f 1 and Upwards.
8SC0RITT AND ADVANTAGES.
Tha private property of the Trnateea ia rnapon
atble to tb depositors. The officer are prohibi
ted from borroariug any of ita moneys. M iuora
and married women protected by special law.
Orncia-: e W. Whssuoce, President; Poa
tib KKutxaa, Vice President ; C. F. Hebinwat,
TausTBBa: 8. W. Wheelock, Porter flintier,
C. r. Hi-menway, J Hilaa Lean, O. H Edwarts,
Hiram Darling, A. 8. Wrtifht, J. 8. Kestor, L.
H. Hemenway. C. Vitxtham.
It Thf only chartered savings Bank la Rock
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Hold bjr Grooera tvnrvhfn
W. BAKER & CO-Dorchester. Mas.
I moves all Dimple. Irerkira aud dneolontl.,. h.u
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tha? aot aaarraaiooa CTtixa of Coawamp
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EVER OFFERED IN TIIE TRI-CITIES,
The New Hardware Establishment
of Mrs. E. Housman. No. 1 823
Second avenue, will be ready
for business on or about
MONDAY. OCT, 13. 1890.
OUR MEN'S CALF
BEATS THE WORLD.
CARSE & CO,
1622 Second Avenue.
2011 Fourth Arenue, Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
School Books, School Supplies,
H. SIEMON fe SON,
Stoves and Tinware,
Baxter Bauner Cooking and Heating Stotea and the Oeneaeo Cooking Btovra.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1B08 SECOND AVE., ROCK IST.D,-LL
-j. w. j"oisrE3-
Dealer la Mew
Second Hand Goods
yr, eene ana trc En, arl:le.
wuKumoi an abator a
BOOTS AND SHOES I
Gent.-Fm.8hoe.aavecl.rtT. pairing none neatly jd prompt,.
A ahare of your patronage reepectully aollcited. 't -T.
IF1. W. WIIISTnTO
Proprietor of lt" . ?
treacle CIGAR Sloi.e
AND TEMPER A KfTR BILLIARD AND ICV T
Ibi ported Ctari a apecUltyT Tor a vfi Be
aa or Jrw,.,.
cigar call at tha "Area.