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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBEll 8, 1890.
iu, Bock Island.
l. W. POTTER. "
Taaiia-Dally. 80c pe' month;
per annum. n!rl or arjrninenta
In Rock Island county.
WRDNK9D1T. OCTOBER 180.
For United state. Senator.... ..Ion H. Pl
For 8UU T'v;;; ":;,WA hkt rH.
Form.ol n...w. ....Job., HnvaiiT.
vTrnatee Illinois ( ...N. W. Graham.
University, J ;...RicBA D. Moboam.
.Bk T. Caili
K. H IIIWMAH
I OlOBHl W. VlWTOM
' f JOHN.A. WlLSOM,
For County Clerk...
-.fnAHLX A. CltlUTl!
O I. OOHDOW
For Treaimrer. .
... iao. B. HBowMia
For County Supt. of Schawls. Ch. B Mahaij,
Tn blue lights on Uie stiett last night
were in keeping with the occasion.
Mr. Gkst says he felt at home when be
atmok TWIt Island in the (lark. How
would it have been had he struck it in
Trm small bojs say tbey had a bully
time last night burning colored lights for
Geat. "We don't care; they don't cost
nothin'; they was Rive us, hey. Skinny f
Mr. Gkst made a mistake last niht in
refusing to talk politics. Hewill not
have aiirh another audience during the
campaign. Ilis emotions must have over
What an opportunity there waa last
night for Mr. Oest to explain why be
helped to cheat the farmer in taxing bis
binding twice, or for that matter helped
to cheat everybody and everything except
the few rich eastern manufacturers. The
opportunity should have been utilized.
The Union is pjad to endorse the senti
reenta of the Aledo Time that Gest voted
for the McKinley bill voted to increase
the cost of almost everything that every
body eats, drinks or wears or uses on the
j farm or workshop or in any trade or occu
jpjjUon. Quay, the chairman of the repub
( iican national committee, robbed the state
I and refused to even make an explanation
' 't His disciples in this section rob the peo
ple and loudly prate about it. That's the
difference between the two.
TiirsK of tbfe. "Billj" Msson will
speak for Gest in Moline on Thursday
evening. What a condition Mr. Gesi's
fence must be in that the services of
Billy are required. Oglesby was tried
first Die effort died a born in'. Gest
himself tried it second. That was still
born. Now comes Billy Billy who has
wrestled with Reed Billy the funny
man and tight rope performer in politics,
to tell trie people that the way to gt t
rich is to pay lots of tuxes; the way to be
happy in 10 pay more taxes; and the way
to b prosperous as a nation ia to keen
on paying taxes. It is said Oest will
apeak there, too, or at least he will trim
the lights or hold the candle. Now's the
time to see the original Billy. Hand
springs turned every four minutes during
the performance. One ticket admits to
11 parts of the house.
A very popular fallacy is tlmt profuse
p-ipintiiu is wekeninj. The bwt reply
nwhapsj to this atippoyitinn is a roferenoe
to the men engaged at pis works, to the
p'l'Wlers in the manutiirture of iron, to
the iRiur boilers, and to nil those whose
dai'ry labor is of the severest bodily descrip
tion. Many of these work stripped to the
waist. 1 he perspiration pours off in such
quantity as often to make a pool at their
feet, yet these men are the jierfection of
health aim strength. Tbey have no en
curnberiUK fat, are free from colds and
nearly every disease. Again, it is well
known how gymnasts, pedestrians and
oarsmen induce profuse perspiration while
training, and yet they do not lose their
strength or limit their powers of endur
ance. Heruld of Health.
The Olrl Who Woon.
I niny as well lie frank at once and say I
uo noi line tne maul who docs the wooing.
She ut usurping the privilege of her knight,
and if I were he I should turn and flee.
xjin, aays r.iuuinaa, -ne newls encour
agement:" Perhaps he does. Hut not too
much of it. W hen you want to irive an
Invalid something to increase his appetite
you co not oner to eat lor him; Instead
you ouer a URiuiy oil, a little spicy or a
nine oeiu, tnat quickens the fast and
makes a great hunger come. Treat your
sweetheart In the same way. Let him be
conscious that you are pleased with hia
liking, but do not for a minute take away
his prerogative and do the wooing. No
man has a true appreciation for good
things too easily obtained. Ladies' Home
An KnVctlre Traek Clearer.
An ingenious way of driving cattle off a
track ia that Juat patented by au inhabi
tant of Seattle, Washington. A nozzle,
pointing out in front of the locomotive, is
couuts-usl with the boiler, and by the open
ing ui a vaive, which ia under the control
of the engineer, a stroug jet can be thrown
forward by the boiler pressure through
the pipe uuirnozzle. The direction of the
nozzle can tie changed at will. It cau read
ily be irjagined that cattle ahowiug a dis
position to monopolize the trark will be
apt to vwate without needless loas of time
on coming into contact with the persua
sive jet in (warning water. .New York Com
A Iteclpe for Whitewash.
A re-ie for whitewash, suitable for out
buildings on a farm, something that will
not rub otf and not injure trees, can be
tinted: For one barrel of colorwash use
half a bushel wMte lime, three pecks hy
draulic cement, ten pounds uniher, ten
pounds ochre, one pound Venetian red, one
quarter pound lamp black. Shake the
lime, cut the lamp black with vinegar and
'mix well together; theu add the cement
and fill the barrel with water. Let it
stand twelve hours before using, and stir
It frequently while putting it on. Ex
change. ltoyaliy anal Mmoltlng.
Thesmoking paraphernalia of the beauti
ful and voluptuous looking ex-Queen Na
talietffliervia, la of the moat elaborate
and magnificent description, while the poet
queen of Koumaniu, so well known in the
literary world under the pseudonym of
"Carmen Sylva," ia content with a gold
cigarette cane suspended to her chatelaine.
The Peruvians appear to have preserved
the bodies of their incaa after the Egyptian
faahlon, and in early time mummies seem
to have had an abiding place in Mexico.
The Ethiopians disposed of the dead
either by throwing them Into the river, or
by preserving them in their houses in stat
ueu of tf"!d or baked clay.
Wast Doss it MsanT
"100 dosea one dollar" means simply
that Hood's Saraaparilla la the most eco
nomical medicine to buy, because it gives
more for the money than any other oreo-
,ratlon. Each bottle contains 100 doses
and will average to last month, while
other preparations taken according to
directions ara gone in a week. There
fore, be sure to get Hood's SaraaparUla.
j the best blood purifier.
r The somemult man at tbeaifcas seems
t to live by juaiplng his boa.
BLOWN TO ATOMS.
A Frightfully Destructive
plosion of Powder.
DUPONT'S "FACTORY ANNIHILATED.
A Dozen Persons Killed and Twenty
Wounded The Dead Nearly
AU Torn to Fragments.
rwo Villages Wrecked Fearful Peril
of the People or Koekland Fir
Threatens to Ignite Powder and Wipe
the Town and People Off the Earth
A Strategic with Heath Staring the
Flre-Flghters In the Face Eleven Vlc
tluia of a Laud Slide Three of Them
Crashed to Death.
Wilmisctov, Del., Oct. 8. A terrific
explosion, resulting in the low of twelve
Uvea, the Injuring of many people, and
the destruction of much property oc
curred yesterday afternoon at 8:85 o'clock
in the upper yard of the extensive pow
der works of E. I. Dupont de Nemours &
Co., on Brandywine creek, three miles
north of this city. The shock was plain
ly felt here, and caused intense excite
ment. Buildings trembled and windows
were demolished, and everybody almost
rushed to the doors to ascertain the cause
of the disturbance. There were six re
ports resembling the booming of cannon,
and about one second apart.
In Ooubt About the Locality.
The first thought was that there had
been an explosion nt the powder works,
but the reports seeming so near, and not
being characterized by the usual rumbling,
and there being no smoke visible in the
direction of the mills, it was imagined
that the explosion haxl occurred in the
city. The hazy atmosphere hid the smoke,
and caused the reports to sound differ
ently from those of preceding explosions.
Physicians summoned by telephone hur
rying towards the powder manufactory
was the first indication the public had of
the exact location of the catastrophe. Im
mediately thereafter throngs of people
Went to the scene of the disaster.
The fcrene of the Catastrophe.
A reporter for the United Press pro
cured a team aud drove rapidly to the
sceue. When he reached Mount Salem
M. K. church, a mile from the city, be
found that more than half of the window
sashes of the large building were oat, and
of thoe that remained the glas was
broken. Soon thereafter a cloud of bluish
smoke was seen and the smell of burning
powder was noted. Following a curve
in the road the reporter beheld an appall
ing spectacle. Women and children,
wives and sons and daughters of men em
ployed in the powder manufactory, were
madly rushing here and there seeking in
formation about the safety of their loved
ones. The yard in which the mills stood
was littered with debris of fallen build
ings and at some places where buildings
hsd been the only trace left was empty
cellars and a few foundation stones.
The Wrerk of a Village.
The little vilUge, Dupont 'a Banks, im
mediately outside the powder yard, pre
sented a moat pitiable appearance. A
hundred dwellings were either demolished
or badly damaged. Buildings were un
roofed, fronts of houses were blown out
and wrecked. Inside the dwellings the
devastation waa complete. The rooms on
the ground floor were strewn with broken
crockery, crushed stoves and remnants of
tables, etc. The soda mills, a large stone
building about two hundred yards from
the magazines, is wrecked, the roof of the
charcoal mills fell, and the buildings
themselves took fire from the furnaces.
Effective use of the fire apparatus at the
works soon extinguished the fire.
Nothing Left But Boles In the Ground.
Where the corning and packing house
stood there are holes in the ground ten
feet deep. The large storage magazine
containing several tons of powder and
built of corrugated iron is situated about
a quarter of a mile from the wrecked
mills. It, with another smell-r mill, es
caped; also the glazing-room and press
room. Four of the Duponts and several
clerks were in the office when the ex
plosion took place. Every window was
blown in and much of the plastering fell
from the walls, but beyond scratches,
cuts and bruises no one was hurt. The
horses being driven through the yard
were killed, while their drivers escaped.
William- R. Green was working in the
magazine that blew up first. He was
packing powder for the government. It is
supposed that his soldering iron became
too hot and ignited the powder.
GHASTLY REPORT OF CASUALTIES.
Most ot the Unfortunate Picked Up In
Ten men were killed. The bodies of hut
two have been found. While daylight
lasted portions of the other bodies were
being collected, a limb here, an arm there,
a piece of the trunk in another place. The
list of the dead so far reported is as fol
lows: William R. Green, a soldsrer, body
found whole, but so badly blackened as
to be barely recognizable; William Mc
Garvey, laborer, head blown off; Margin
Dolan, employed In the graining mill;
Jim Dolan, a laborer, aged GO; John II.
Harrigan, laborer; Michael Ilaivigan, la
borer; Patrick Dougherty; John Newell,
laborer; John Herlihe, laborer; Mike Her
lihe, laborer; Mrs. Rosa Dougherty, found
crushed by the roof of her house.
All the names given nhove, except the
last, were men employed in and about the
mills that exploded, and with the except
tiou of Green and McOurvey, their bodies
have not been found.
The Boll of Wounded.
The injured are as follows: Daniel Flar
kins, fatally; Patrick Gilpen, badly hurt
was standing In the door of his house
D00 yards from the mills; Thomas Dough
erty, sged 5 months, seriously injured by
having a stove fall on him; William
Logue, head badly cut; Mrs. Liazte F.
Anderson, arm broken and internally in
jured; Hugh Ferry, ribs crushed; James
Ward, leg lacerated; Winfield Thayers,
eye torn out.
The List ntlll Incomplete.
In the excitement and confusion it was
impossible to obtain a complete list of the
wounded. It la known that scores were
cut by Hying glass and bruised by falling
beams and timbers. It is estimated that
between seven and ten tons of powder
were exploded, some reports say two or
three times that much. The total loss
will be from t-UO.OOO to tVlu.OOO. The com
pany is rich and will begin to rebuild at
Two More Reported lead.
Later reports show that in addition to
the killed already sent Vyslltam Dennison
and John Diets lost their lives, making
twelve known to have been killed. Among
the slightly injured are Eugene Dupont,
Francis G. Dupont and Charles L Dupont.
Twenty in all were injured.
There were at least seven successive ex
plosions. Every dwel'iug in the neigh
borhood is reported wrecked or unroofed
and buildings within a radius of half a
mile are reported more or less damaged.
DEATH WAS IN THE AIR.
Ou Pervade a Coal Pit Office with
Nturtllns and Fatal Keanlt.
Scbantox, Pa., Oct. 8. Aseriesof tragic
incidents occurred at the Johnson colliery
Monday. After leaving his fires in good
condition about 10 o'clock iu the morning,
the night fireman, Tim Kelly, stepped into
the office for a chat with thn watchman.
Joseph Bees. He was surprised to see the
eld watchman apparently asleep In an
arm-chair. The old man was dead. At
t o'clock Outside Foreman S. W. Boyd en
tered the office and sat in the chair in
which Bees died. A few minutes later his
head fel 1 back, his eyes became fixed and j
staring, and be grew uncoDaoiona.
Three Other Overcome.
About the same time a boy named Da
vis ottered a loud cry and fell in convul
sions on t he floor ofthe back room. An
other boy named Riley went in to see
what was the matter, and raising an out
cry other perxons went in and carried
Boyd and Davis to the open air. Tbe boy
Riley was the next to demand attention,
as he was seen to stagger and fall on an
aah-beap in front of the boiler room. An
other workman namea ueorge. Miles was
overcome. It was ascertained that v.he
prostrations were caused by sulphur gas,
generated from a heap of burning culm
and ashes near the office of tbe colliery.
The condition of Boyd end Davis is con
ROCKLAND'S FEARFUL PERIL.
A Fight with Fire Agalnt Total Anni
hilation. Rockland, a village on the Brandywina,
a mile above the scane of the explosion,
is a complete wreck. It compris;d a larye
paper mill owned by the Jetsup St
Moore company, and about fifty dwell
ings, in which chiefly resided the mill em
ploye. Its population is about 2u0. Im
mediately after the explosion n larg-i
building known as the "Refinery." locate 1
near the center of the village, took fire.
A Matter of Life or Heath.
It was a matter of life aud death to th
whole population that the fire should In
extinguished before it communicated with
the powder the building contained. Taking
their lives in their bands the Dupont Sim
brigade fought the flames which had
caught tbe roof. It was touch and go be
tween success and destruction, but th
firemeu won. Had the roof fallen in it i
doubtful if any man, woman or child In
the vicinity would have escaped death or
FATAL LAND SLIDE.
Eleven Inmates of One Him Killed and
Qcebkc, Ota. 8 A bluff near the vil
lage of St Pierre, thirty miles from here,
suddenly tumbled into the Riviere Du
Sub at 3 o'clock yesterday morning, car
rying with it the house, barns and sheds
of Mathies Gaynon, a strip of land half a
mile long and 7) ynrds wide, and e even
inmates of Mr. (inynon's house, three
of whom were killed and the remaining
eight badly injured. Mrs. Gaynou was
killed outright. Mr. Gayaon was taken
out alive, but died soon after. A farm
hand named liniic-hard is buried under the
debris, and nil of the eight Gaynon chil
dren are seriously hurt.
In Ohio, Iowa,
anil 1 ml tana.
Washington CITY. Oct. 8. The census
oflii-e has aunouncvd the following popu
lation s:atisiic, with iucreiises, since lS:
Oiiio-Popnlation of state, 3tlo-i,7:u; in
creas, 4T.S.fi."7. Iowa Population of state,
l,fl0,72i; increase. 2S.',1U. Citiea and
towns in Iowa as follows: Hurliugton 23,-5-JS,
increase 3.0TS; Clinton 13,63, increase
4.577; Davenport 2".I61, increass 3,0;
Fort M:idion T.ft'lB, increase 3,5?7; Iowa
City 5.H2S, increase 1.4'.."; Keokuk 14.075,
increase l.HoS; Lyons 5,7ll, increase l,fls;
Muscatine 11,4X2, increase 3,137; Ottumwa
13,9!, increase 4.9W1
A flrcat tirowth at Duluth.
Michigan population ia ti.OHi 7;2, in
crease 4,V.',S... Grand Rapids B4. 147, in
crease :'2, 130; Kalamazoo 17,8.77. increase
5.1I.0; Muskegon iHVH. increase Il,40t;;
lyhpeming 11,14, increase 5,145; Menom
inee 10,1106. increase 7.31" Marquette 9,0K,
increase 43; Neganiiee ti.ltil, increase
'the total population of Indiana as an
nounced is '2, IKK.OMU, an increase since 1880
In Minnesota Duluth has 32. 735, an In
crease of 30, ON); St. Paul 133,150, increase
Rev. Henry While, chaplain of the Brit -Ish
house of commons, died Tuesday.
Two persons who have arrived at Lnnel,
France, from Spain, are sutferiug from
The Masonic grand lodge of Illinois
opened a three days' convocation in Chi
R. X. Allen, president of the Allen
Paper Car Wheel vouipuuy. died Tuesday
at Cleveland, O.
The Philadelphia branches of the Irish
National league have pledged JXJ UT
the relief of Irish distress.
Mrs. Gen. Custer, widow of the hero of
Little Big Horn, visited the Libby Prison
War Museum at Chicago Tuesday.
The Tipperary trial has been postponed
until Friday. The physicians reported
that U .Mahouey waa too ill to attend.
Schnect & Reeht, wholesale dealers in
notions in Chicago, have confessed jndg-
ments for fia.OW in favor of their cred
itors. The at-sets are estimated at 3J, no.
Kngland has peremptorily ordered Por
tugal to settle tbe claim for indemnity
lor the seizure of the British African
Lakes company's steamer James Steven
son. The Pillsbury-Washburn Milling com
pany, at Minneapolis, has just paid em
ployes a dividend from the year's profits,
each man receiving a 9iim in proportion
to his salary.
At Middletown. Conn., Monday night
Mrs. Tryon was burned to death and
her husband badly scor.-hed in the de
struction by fire of their bouse. They were
over so years of age.
The general conference of Mormons at
Salt Lake City has formally and solemnly
forbidden polygamy in tbe future. The
conference consisted of 10,000 persons and
the vote was unanimous.
A negro lofi years old died at Montgom
ery, Ala., 'Iwnday. He had not married
until he was i5 years old, and for the paat
ten years bad lieeu able to see without
glasses, having received his secoud siubt.
A drunken woman was discovered
asleep in a South Clark street, Chicago,
basement Tuesday with her dead baby in
the same mom. The child had been dead
five days Ihe mother bait begged $M
tor burial purposes and speut it for
An accident to the engine which de
layed a train on the Ohio River Railway
near Parkersburg. W. Va.. Sunday night,
balll'sl an attempt to wreck the train for
the purpose of robbery . Some persons
passing along the road removed the ob
structions. Arthur Day, of Rochester, N. Y.,
was tried Tuesday at We! I and.
Out,, for the murder of his
wife. Tbe miscreant pushed the
woman into the rapids at Niagara in July
last. The evidence against him was direct,
and the principal witness against the pris
oner was his own sister. He was con
victed a id sentenced to bang Nov. 18.
MYSTERIOUS MAIL ROBBERY.
Pouches Nlolen and Killed Kn Koute
to the Rtatlon.
Louisville, Ky., Oct. 8. The mail
wagon which left the postoffice at 2:30
o'clock yesterday morning in charge of
Driver John Davis and Mail Agent S. A.
Parsons, en route to the Louisville and
Nashville station, was roblwd of two mail
pouches containing valuable regUtere I
packages. Soon after daylight one of t he
mail sacks was fouud on a coal float ou
the river. It had all of the registered
matter In it.
Got All the Money and Valuable.
Every letter or package containing
money or valuables had beeu cut open
and the empty envelopes replaced iu the
sack. There were .etters to Germauy,
France, Ireland, and to all points east in
the United States. Not a thing of value
was left in the sack. The secon 1 mail
pouch containing other matter has not
yet been recovered. It Is believed that
it was taken further np the river. The
postmaster does not think the aggregate
amount of the registered packages will
He Just Had to Marry Her.
PABKEItSBtlRU, W. Va., Oct. 8 Floyd
Pfert brought suit in the circuit court
Monday for the dissolution of his mar
riage with Mary Vail. He married her
Saturday, under duress, as he claims.
Tbe young woman's mother, he says, in
vited him to her house Saturday to attend
to some business for her. There he was
confronted by Mrs. Vail, Mary, two of
her brothers and a minister. Pfert went
through tbe marriage ceremony, but left
tbe house Immediately afterward, aud has
not seen bis wife since. He denies the
grounds on which he was forced to marry.
In a few days he was to marry another
Another Good Item Basted.
Denver, Cola,' Oct. 8. A press dis
patch from New York on Sunday night
referred to a New York lawyer named
Henry W. Leonard as having befriended
one dames btammal, of Pueblo. Cola.
years ago, and stated that on tbe death
of Stem mel recently a will was found
which bequeathed to the lawyer 1250,000.
A thorough investigation at Pueblo has
failed to reveal the identity of any of tbe
parties mentioned. The story waa a
hoax. - - - - -
NABBED A TERROR.
The Notorious Rube Burrows
in the Bastile.
HE WENT IN OUT OF THE WET,
And I Now Where He Will U Able to
Keep Dry, with k Prospect of Goins;
Where He Will He Kept Warm A
Young- Fiend to Hang; for the Ilutch
ery of Ten Pei-sont, One an Infant and
Five Other Women.
Birmingham, Ala., Oct. a Telegrams
received here last night announced the
capture of Rube Burrows, the notorious
train robber, near Myrtle, Monroe county,
Ala. He was captured aliout 4 p. m. by a
firmer named John McDuflie, who suc
ceeded in leading him into a trap and the
great outlaw was secured with a sharp
struggle. He is now iu j ul at Linden,
Ala. The rewards offered by the govern
ment, slates, railroads and express com
panies for the capture of Burrows aggre
gate tT.SOO. The Southern Kxpress com
pany has speut uo less thau f-'S.OoO trying
to capture Burrows.
How the Capture Wa Made.
Detectives in numbers have been on
Burrows' track in Marengo county since
Sunday. Yesterday McDnffie came upon
Rube, who had stepped out of the rain
into a house McDuflie arranged with
two colored men to go into the bouse os
tensibly for some other purpose. Rube
had placed his rifle in the corner of the
room, but bad bis revolvers on him. Tbe
darkies engage I him in conversation aud
then grabbed bim by his hands, prevent
ing his shooting. He fought tbe darkies
manfully uutil McDuflie aud others got
in, when, after a desperate struggle, they
succeeded in conquering and securely ty
ing the great desperado.
Some of Rnlie'i Achievement.
Burrows has robbed traius iu Texas,
Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama, in
several cases holding up a train aud rob
bing the express car unaided. In Lamar
couuty last year he shot and killed a post
master named Grimes, who bad discov
ered bis identity. In Blount county, a
few months later, he tilled two members
of a sheriff's posse who attempted to ar
rest bim. In a train robbery at Duck
Hill, Miss., in December, IKS', he shot and
killed Chester Hughes, a passenger who
xhowed fight. Burrows is a native of La
mar county, and is :5 years old.
A YOUNG FIEND TO HANG.
1'he Itutcher and Ten Mmhr
MACON, Ga., Oct. 8. In the Houston
c Hinty superior court at Perry yesterday
Thomas G. Wool folk was a second tune
sentenced to be hanged for the murder of
b'li members of his father's family in
Bibb county in August, 1S.S7. The case is
the most notable one in the criminal an
nals of the state. Ou the night of Aug.
7. 1SS7, Woolfolk took an ax and going
fr m room to room in his father's bouse
butchered every one of its inmates while
they slept. They were his father, step
mother, three half-sisters, three balf
br t hers, one infant in arms and an aged
aunt, Mrs. West.
J nutlet- Was Mighty Slow.
The murderer was tried in this city in
November, lHsT, and afterwards having
be n given a new trial by tbe supreme
col rt, with a change of venue, was re tried
in November, lssit, at Perry, in Houston
county. He was convicted and sentenc.-d
to 1 hanged on both trials. On the last
appeal the dei-isiou of the lower court was
sustained and the sentence pronounced
yesterday is iinal. He will be handed
Oct I I.
Political Tragedy In Texas.
Ll Visostov, Tex., I let. 8. Monday night
Dev-itt Jones, of Iggett, was called out
of a saloon in this place by Jim Parker
and Alex Lowe. As he got outside of the
door he was shot in the back by one of
them. Uriah Freemai at once went to
the door and commenced shooting at
Pari er and Lowe, who returned the fire.
Lowo waa killed outright. Parker was
snot in the stomach and is dying. Free
man was shot in the left arm and side,
J one was shot in the hack of the head
and breast. It is thought none of the
woutded men can recover. The quadru
ple k lling had its origin in politics.
Town Flrrtion in Connecticut. -
HartfI:i, Conn., Oct. 8. Official re
turns from the town elections in Connect
icut come in slowly. Tires? are to a large
degree local contests, nnd are often more
personal and domestic than political,
though the result is always looked for
with iuterest. Of 110 towns at present re
ported, forty-nine elect Republican town
clerk and boards of selectmen, thirty
nine go Democratic, and twenty-two are
divided. Last year these same towns
stood fifty two Republican, thirty-two
Demotratic. aud twenty-six divided.
Swallowed Pawpaw Seed.
Martinsville, Ind., Oct. 8 Horace,
a 12-ynr old son of John Fallis, of
Ameryville, died suddenly Saturday
morn i i g. He was heaid groaning about
1 o'clock, and la-fore the family could
reach Ii is bedside be was dead. A post
mortem was held, which showed that the
boy bad eateu a quantity Of pawpawa,
swallov ing the seeds, which had passed
into tbe small intestines, causing acute
A nnltflan Minister Hootnri.
Malines, Belgium, Oct. 8. M. De
Bruyn, minister of agriculture, industries
and pub ic works, having visited this city
in the discharge of his public functions,
waa surrounded by a hooting aud jeering
mob. 1 he demonstrations of the crowd
finally liecameso threatening that the
gendarmes were called upon to clear the
streets. A riot ensued in which several
of the mtib were wouno 1. Twenty pris
oners were taken iuto custody by the gen
darmes. They Are Fighting Again.
Citvoi Guatemala, Oct. 8. Guatema
lans and Salvadnriaus are fighting again
on tbe fr ntier, war having again been
precipitated by tbe inability of the Guate
malan government to exchange prisoners
with Salviulor. The first named govern
ment shot every Salvadorian soldier cap
tured in tne laie war.
Kate Chase' Bon Suicide.
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 8 William
Sprague, Jr., grandson of Salmon P. Chase,
and only son of ex-Governor Sprague, of
Rhode Island, committed suicide by in
haling chloroform yesterday afternoon.
Deceased enms here from Chicago, and ae
tured empl iymeut in a menial capacity
with The Seattle Journal l 1 fwT,
Newman Uidn'tGet Hia Gun.
New Yor;;. Oct. 8. The White-Caps at
Absecom, N. J, carried out their threats
Monday nig lit and raided John Newman,
whom they warned several days ago to
discharge hi housekeeper. He disregard
ed the notice and shortly after midnight
he was taken from his home and ridden
around the town on a rail. Others are
threatened with similar treatment.
The Strike at Ishpemlng.
IsnPKMlNO, Mich., Oct 8. A tuasa meet
ing of the striking miuers was held yes
terday morning and a committee of twenty-seven
was elected to see the mine offi
cials. The committee will submit to the
mining companies a proposition, prac
tically the same as the one made Sept. SM.
the refusal of which caused the strike.
All of the mei are now out.
Free lellvery November 1.
Washington City, Oct. 8. The free de
livery will be established at the follow
ing named weiitern postofBues on Nov. L
1890: Jeffersonville, Ind.; LaPorte, Ind.;
Connorsville, 1 ud. ; Owosso, Mich., West
Bay City, M.ch.; Pontiac, Mich., and
West Superior, Wis.
Minnie Bofsehmidt Acquitted.
CLlSTONSviiJjt, Wis., Oct. a Little
Minnie Hofaehiaidt, charged with having
burned Mr. LVvaud' barn, baa been ac
quitted. It is now said that Devaud will
be sued for alls ed false imprisonment.
(Another Deoislo Against Jagtgo.Q
AaBAST. N. Y., Oct. 8. The court of ap
peal yesterdaj affirmed the decision of
the lower court in the eaas of Schihiok
Jug) go, the Jap tneae murderer sentence'
to sifter death t y electricity.
For the President on His Trip
GREETING3 ALL ALONG THE KOUTE
Brief Addresses at Several Points A
View of the Home of His Boyhood
Days Enthusiastic Thrnng at Terre
Haute A Screaming and Vociferous
Welcome Reception at Danville and
Other Plaeea In Illinois A Few Words
to the Student.
Danville, Ills., Oct. a The president
and party arrived here last evening. The
trip so far had been one continuous wel
come to the chief magistrate. Wherever
the train had stoppad there - had been
crowds of cheering people, all anxious for
the presidential handshake and a speech,
and where it dashed by without stopping
it was received and followed by hearty
cheers. At Cincinnati at 7:30 a. in. there
were crowds of cheering citizens, but no
stop longer than was necessary to change
engines. At Covington and Newport, be
fore be crossed tbe river, there eras the
same experience. ' At Cincinnati the par
ty was joined by Congressman Grosvenor
and Consul General John C. New.
The Home of HI Boyhood.
Upon leaving Cincinnati, the scenes
were very familiar to the president. As
the train passed North Bend, Ind., it
slowed up, for in Bight was the tomb of
Gen. William Henry Harrison and the
house where the president was born. Law
rencehurg, the next stopping place, was
the first town of which the president ever
had recollection. It was here that be fre
quently visited when a boy, and as the
train pulled into the station a rousing
cheer was given by the throng of citizens
which had gathered. The president was
visibly affected as he stepped forward to
address the multitude, and recalled the
memories of the past that thronged upon
him. With a few words of this character,
be closed by thanking his old friends for
their welcome, and then introduced Sec
retary Tracy, who made a brief speech.
Kn Route to Vlncenne.
The next stop was at Nort h Vernon,
where the president had only time to bow
his acknowledgment of the warm greet
ing given him and speak a few hurried
words of thanks therefor. Then the train
speeded away from Vincennes. Previous
to the arrival at North Vernon the sta
tions en route were crowded with people
and bail and farewell were spoken as the
train slowed up for a minute. The train
had to await orders at Washington, but
the president made no speech. Instead
be. Secretary Tracy and Representative
Grosvenor held an informal reception and
shook hands with as many people as could
get up to the car platform. Then there
was no stop except at Seymour until Vin
cennes was reached, although the way
side greetings were hearty and continu
ous all along the line.
A Pew Remark at Seymour.
As the train stopped at Seymonr a rous
ing cheer arose from the people assem
bled at the station and the preaident tried
to get out of a speech but it was no ga
"Speech! Speech!" was the cry and he re
sponded, after introducing Secretary
Tracy, ns follows: "Well, 1 feel that I
ought at least thauk you for your friendly
greeting. Some oue has handed nie a re
quest that 1 talk to the school children
for a moment, but I scarcely know whst
to say to them, except that I have a great
interest in them, and the country has a
great interest in them. Those who, like
myself, have passed the meridian of life
realize more than younger men that the
place w now hold and the responsilities
we now carry in society and In all social
and business relations, must devolve upon
those who are now in tbe schools. Our
state has magnificently provided for their
education, so that none of them need be
iguorant, and I am sure that in the bappy
homes tbe fathers and mothers are not
neglecting their duties, but are instilling
into those young minds morality and re
spect for the law which must crown intel
ligence in order to make them good citi
zens." THE TOURISTS IN ILLINOIS.
A Short Address at Danville and a Kent
Danville was reached at r o'clock. Rep
resentative Cannon and Dr. Wilcox, of
Champaign, met tbe party at Danville
junction, aud acted as the president's es
cort. There was a groat crowd in wait
ing here, and it was with difficulty that
the president made his way to the plat
form, which bad been erected near the
place where the train stopped on the out
skirts of the city. Representative Can
non introduced the president, who regret
ted that he could not see the faces of all
of his audience, owing to the darkness.
He was glad "to notice that if the last
year had not yielded an average return to
yorrr farms, already the promise of the
coming year is seen in your well tilled
fields. Let me thank you again and bid
you good night "
At I'rbana. Champaign, and Peoria.
Peoria, Ills., Oct. 8 The president and
party reached this city last uight at 11:30.
En route from Danville there was quite
a crowd at Urbana, and as the train was
held there severjl minutes for inspection,
the president had an opportunity to shake
hands with most of them. There was a
good crowd at Champaign also. It was
nearly 3 o'clock when the train .reached
that station. The larger part of the crowd
was compose! of students from the TJoi
versity of Illinois. They gave their college
cry several times before the president had
an opportunity to speak.
A Talk to the Student.
He said: "It ia very evident that there
is a large representation here of the Greek
societies. Cheers. I thank you for this
greeting. I had not expected here or at
any other intermediate point on the jonr
ney to make an address, but I cannot fail
to thank these young gentlemen from the
University of Illinois for tbe interest their
presence gives to this meeting. Your pro
fessors no doubt give you all necked ad
monition and advice and you will, I am
sure, thank me for not, adding to your
burdens. Good night Cheers.J
A Stop for the Night.
Between Champaigu and Peoria the
president's train made practically but one
stop, and that was at Bloomington, where
several hundred people cheered themselves
hoarse as the president bowed to them
f mm the rear platform of tbe train. The
president concluded to adopt the sugges
tion of Mayor Cinrk, of this city, and stop
at a hotel here, aud accordingly when the
train arrived he was escorted to the Na
tional house by the mayor and couucil,
and retired for the night. He remained
here until 8 a. m. to day, giving a recep
tion prior to departure, which was a
crush from start to finish.
THE ARRIVAL AT TERRE HAUTE.
Five Thousand People Gather to Wel
come the Travelers.
The Terre Haute delegation, which met
the president at Vincennes, was beaded
by President VV. R, McKeen, of the Van
dalia railway, and ex-Representative Cy
ruB F. McNutt. At Sullivan the presi
dent expressed in a few words his pleas
ure at seeing bis old friends. There were
crowds at Shelburne and at Farmers
burg, and at each of these places the
train slowed to give the president an op
portunity to bow to them.
Given a Vociferous Greeting.
As the train pulled into Terra Haute
the whistles of the factories on either
side of the track began to blow. Locomo
tives screamed a shrill welcome aud hun
dreds of bare-chested, brawny workmen
waved their hats above their heads and
filled the air with cheers. A great throng,
numbering fully 5,000, filled the apace
immediately in frout of the station sur
rounding a platform which had been
erected for the occasion. Leaning on the
arm of Mr. McKeen, tbe president passed
through the crowd and took a seat on the
platform. Wheo quiet bad in a measure
been restored, Mayor Danalson. in a few
well-chosen words, welcomed the presi
dent and introduced him to the aim rim
Address at the Chief Magistrate.
The president, who was greeted with
hearty applaase, began by thanking tbe
people for tbe welcome given him, and
than spoke of the flourishing industries of
the city. Continuing, he said; "I was told
as w approached your city that there, waa
not an (die wheel in the city of Terre
Haute. It is very pleasant to day to know
that this prosperity is so generally shared
by our people. Hopefulnesi and cheer
and courage tend to bring and to main
tain good times. Croaking never built a
city. We differ widely in our views of
public policies. Bat I trust every one of
us is devoted to the flag which represents
the union and power of our country, and
to the best interests of the people, as we
are given to tee and understand those in
Praise for I'ncle Sam.
"We nr in the enjoyment of the most
perfect system of government that has
been devised for tbe u of men. We are
under fewer restraints, the individual
faculties and liberties havj wider range
here than in any other laud. Here a sky
of hope is arched over the head of every
ambitious, industrious nnd aspiring
young man. There are no social condi
tions. There are no legal restrictions
Let us continue to cherish these institu
tion to maintain them in their lest de
velopment. Let us fee that, as far as
onr influence can bring it to pass, they
are conducted for the general govi. "
Secretary Tracy' Remark.
He then introduced Secretary Tracy,
paying a graceful compliment to ex-Secretary
"Dick" Thompson. Mr. Tracy saiif
he bad been rejoiced to seethe enthusi
asm with which the people of Indiana
had greeted their fellow-citizen, the pres.
ident, and closed a follows: "Oil this oe
casion it would he unseemly to discuss
questions of policy upon which tbe polit
ical parties of the day are divided, and I
shall not enter on any such discussion.
Suffice it to say that upon one point we
all agree: that by whomsoever the gov
ernment may lie administered, it should
be administered with scrupulous honesty,
with the largest degree of intelligence
and with a dignity that lx-comes a nation
of C4.U00.Oli0 of pi-ople."" Applause
A Season of Handshaking.
Gen. Grosvenor was then introduced.
He made a few remarks congratulating
the farmers of Indiana on their prosper
ous appearance. At the end of bis speech
the preiidcnt stood for some minutes on
the steps leading to the platform and
shook the hands outstretched to bim, but
the crowd presently became unmanagea
ble and the president was taken iu charge
again by tbe local cornmittrc and escorted
back to his car. The presideni'straiii left
Terre Haute shortly after 4 o'clock, lie
tween Terre Haute and D.inville the jour
ney was without, noteworthy incidents.
Tbe president was called to the platform
of the car several times to bow to waiting
P.eller Watch MeKialav.
MllI-VRsBl ltti, O., Oct. 8 Mai. McKin
ley opened his campaign yesterday in the
Sixteenth dist rict at this place. He ar
rived at noon, and in view of theruck
riblied Democratic character of Holmes
comity, which lias a normal Democratic
majority of .',00O. and of which Millers
burg is (be cotinly seat, his reception was
surprisingly cordial. In thf nfieinoon be
be held an informal reception which was
largely attended. His sM-cch at niht
was built us nual on protec ion line.
The Freeman's Journal's Suggestion.
Dl'Itl. IS, Oct. S In commenting on the
proceedings ,f thelri-h National conven
tion. The Freeman's .loiirnal savs thai if
the government, is anxious to met par
nell half way it should accept the resoln
lions ad pie I by t be convent ion and pass
a bill restoring to evicted tenants toe r
holding and snsiiend further evictious on
the we-4, northwest and southwest coasts
,iil Vs Kn Koute to Amerira.
LiNIHS, Oct. h. Thomas P." Gill, M. P.
for the sou. hern division of Louth, who
was Monday selecie I by the Irish National
conveti:i'i:i one of the Irih n.is-ivni to
the I'nite.l Suit -s. has already sailed tor
that come ry
Insists on a Prosecul ion.
PARIS, Oct M. Lanr. the Boulangist
deputy, says that he will ins't iip.m the
government prosecuting him. so that an
opportunity may be affoided him to meet,
and disprove tbe calumnies which have
oven put afloat alsim bim.
ClIICAOO. t. 7.
Quotations on the Uiar.l of tr4le to-day
were as tollows: Wh at -No. 2 Octolicr. oiirned
and closed l.iirt,: UnrmluT, oiend gMSAv.
clsel l "i1: May. on-tic,l il.iisi. closed
fl.ixi. t orn No. i October, opined and
closed Mir-, lie. ember. oS'iiisl an.l clo-ed
ftrttK': May, os'nd aiid-liS'.1 i-l . uai--o.
i October. os-neil . locd :ti4c: IV-
cemlier, opened 3 Sif, closed 4ii ; May,
opened rC. chwed 4 Turk - October,
opened aid closed fs.sfi: January, om-qs1
fll.M. dosed SI'.""; May. Oi-nol jlioi,
clostvl IJ "iltfc. I.arJ -Octolier, ojK n-1 tn.i;s!.
clitscd J t. .A.
I "rod nee: Hntter- Kancy s jiarntor. r
IV tine gat hered cream. 1!.iaie: iinest dairies,
17'tlN-. Ki:gs- Krej.li candied. Uwm otT. lsc iter
do.. Live poultry- t hickens, hens ami sprint:
chicliciie. stjrtKc per It'; turkeys, W liir; iliuks,
iSHjc. I'otatoes hoice to fancy, TOu.7." per
bu.; Wisconsin, tkvx,7ii: swts-t . otjttoes. iii,9
$:! per bll Apiles- -ll.iiiois green i-ookinx.
l-i ; 'u ;!..! cr tibl.; cut int. $.i."u t.a i.
Live stock I'nion stock yards prices: H'vn
Market active and prices st"aily: later
prices iniicb easior and pri-es declined To;
lii-ht itnules. t i.li,M . ; roiik'h packinc, fr ii
(Hl.KK mixed lo s, r4.lo-T4.hi; heavy imcking
and shipping lots, 4.1 ixCt.
New Voiik. Oct. 7.
Wheat No. i red winter cash. (Liha
1.0714: do October, Sl.tt'iS,: do Nuvciulier.
Sl-tM-: do llcceiiiber. 1.07. forn-No. 2
mixed, f.714 i T74e cash; do Octolier, icA; do
November. f7c; do Hecemla-r. 6TI4C. oats
Unlet but strong; No. 2 mixed cash.
444c; do November, 41U4C: do I k-cemlM-r, 4:-e.
Hye an.l latriry Nominal. I'ork Hull; nici,
til.j tfil-.'.ss. 1 .aru -1 ncLuiuged.
Livestock: tattle Wra .; no trading in
beeves, drc-scd heef. dull; native sul.n. Z.T.
74- t T.. Sheep and Lambs Market demon,
alzidand sean-ely any trading: sl.ee fl.u 1
SiS.Si f inn Is; lambs, .'..Ui,i. .'m. Hoc-
Market steady: live h.ars, 4 2 hu4.s:1t, ltl
nay Upland prairie, tji.noa.vr.0
Hay Timainy $S.UiiJ s.Su.
Hay Wild, Ilu.oo.
Oorn Mr. .
Oats x7 aw
Oost Hofi lie
Cord Wooo&l S(f4.t0.
A Ripe Old Age
J. II. Holcomb and wife, of Belcher
ville, Texas, have celebrated their fifty
fifth wedding anniversary, and are still
hale and hearty. The secret of their
onr; life and pood health is that tbey
correct any slight ailment promptly, and
in that way avoid serious sickness. Like
most everyone else they are more f re
qucntly 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. HoK
comb says, "They are a mild pill, and
besides, keep the whole system in order.
We prize them very highly." For sale
by Hartz & Bahnaen.
Forced to Leave Borne.
Over CO people were forced to leave
their homes yesterday to call at tbe 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 ac unsightly complexion, don't fail
to call on any druggist today for a free
ample of Ibis grand remedy. Tbe ladies
praise it. Everyone likea it. Large size
package 50 cents.
A ores of tartar bakuur powder. Highut of
alIbileaVanuj strength. 17. A "Tfmmtaf Jt
AT POPULAE PRICES
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT IA.
OUR MEN'S CALF
BEATS THE WOR;LD.
CARSE & CO,
1622 Second Avenue.
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Open daily from A. M. to 8 P. M . ud on Tne
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Interest allowed on Den posits at the rale
of 4 per Cent, jhit Annum.
Deposits received in amounts of
$1 and Upwards.
PECUKITT AND ADVANTAGES.
The prtTtte property of the Trnnteen it respon
sible to tbe deponiuini. The officer re prohihi
Wd from borrowing any of it monryn. M itior
and married women protected hy ppecial law.
Omc: . W. Wblock, President; Po
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H. SIEMON & SON,
Stoves and Tinware,
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Baiter Banner Cooking and ITeating Store and tbe Geneaeo Cooking Stove a.
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Dealer la New and
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No. 1614 Seconii Avenue.
Manufacturer of all kind! of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents' Pin Shoe a specialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly.
A share of y onr patronaga rccpoctfolly solicited.
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Proprietor of lha
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