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THE HOCK ISLAND A11GUS, MONDAY, OCTOBE 11 13, 1890.
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MoKDa.1, OCTOBER 13.
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For t'onnty Sup't. of sehBo.t-B". B Mahsham.
1tIs sold the rtpubHcanii should induce
John L. Sullivan to take the stump for
Congressman Hilt in the Sixth district,
and furnish him with a hsndfu'i of "pas
Si-kamno of beer.uow many re kping
track of the number of kits the local
congressional manaKfrs put up to ap
peae the thirst of those who are being
wheedled into voting for hij,'h taxes? Jo
Haaa baa one tally, but he keeps it in an
Tits Olobe-Ittmoernt sajs that Uncle
Dick Oglesby is moving rijjht alonp in bis
canvsss and the Illinois people are flock
ing to hear him in lare crowds. The
OMt-DnwxTitt could not have heard
from kock Mnnrl and Moline as yet. It
is said that bail news travrls fast. How's
Tiik Warsaw ISiilUH sajs: "Mr.
Geft stands as the representative of the
republican policy as outlined by the re
publican house of representatives."
Which means that he stamls for robbing,
the people in the most thorough and sys
tematic manner that has ever been at
tempted in this or any other country.
This he will be told more forcibly by si
ltnt slips of paper in November.
Pitklfh, lVtiMiK & Co , the greatest
importers of tin-plate in the country .say:
"As importers and metal dealers we
simply add the dc'y to the price of our
goods and the consumer iye it. The
effect of the duty on tin will be widely
felt " Well, as nearly everybody uses
t't one way or ant ther. it can be readily
seen what a great injury has been done
by the McKinley bill. And Mr. Gest
voted for it.
Tiik Warsaw IiitUetin says that Mr.
Gest will make a number of speeches in
that county beginning rent Wednesday
and it advises democrat as well as repub
licans to turn out and hear him discuss
the political issues. What grmh; the
IlulUtin can have ayainit its neighbors is
not known, but ihiit it should invite them
to such a Slice tad" as (rest discussing po
litical issues seema a novel mode of get
ting even with somebody. Or 'perhaps
the JiulUtin is entering the field as a hu
Commenting upon the remarks of the
Henderson county Journal that upon
' election day it would be seen how the
; old soldier would vol ; aiid that the story
was untrue that Gest would not receive
that vote, the Hancock county Punt says
If the Journal will show before election
, day that "the story" is falxe, he will do
Mr.Oest inQnilcly more good than to wait
until election day. So far as the people
have been able to learn, time is about all
Mr. Gest has to tlevote to anything. In
this county the old soldiers are openly
avowing that they will vote for Ben T.
An exchange says that besides making
the sugar trust 11 present of the taxes it
has heretofore paid on Its raw material
i the McKinlcy bill imposes on the c.onsu-
rner a tax of (40 a ton. which must be
1 paid as a bounty on every ton of sugar
produced in this country. This is the
I , way the consumers' interests have been
. looked after. If he eats sugar he must
; pay a tariff bounty to the trust, but even
, if he makes up bis mind to eat no sugar
at all, he cannot escape the direct bounty
of two cent a pound to Vermont and
f F.NATOK Plumb, of Kansas, is a pro
! tcctionist, but does not lieltevc in being i
' plunderer. He thinks the manufacturer
should not have asked for more protec
tion, because the highest point in that
direction had been reached, and unless a
showing could be made that he was not
getting a fair and reasonable profit. This
principle the St. Louis Olote-Iemorrat,
, the leading republican paper of the south
west, upholds and says that there are
many- -such republicans. Unhappily,
however, our Mr. Gest is not one of them.
He believes in the highest kind of Uxa
. lion the higher the better.
The Philadelphia Timet says the work
ng girl earning $6 or f 7 a week paid $2
ately for an Aslrakan cane which under
be new bill will cost her $3. The work
ngman then could buy a suit of worsted
i or 10 which under the new bill will cost
lim 1 13, the rates of duly on these goods
leing raised from 80 per cent, to 1 10 per
-ent., whereas, the fine cloth worn by
be wealthy, which then paid 50 per
ent.. is raised to 110 percent. Of course
he workingman will "gladly" pay this $.1
x'.ra for bis clothes so that the million
ire can make more millions. His wages,
f course, won't be increased any, but
till he will doubtless be willing to "chip
l" a day and a half 's labor to pay the in
-cased cost of clothes, so that some
lanthropist can make a present of a
brary to a Scotch town.
I'.uiprrur William' "I'ncl,."
It ia said tliut the extraordinary defer
ice and regard ahnwu by the(n:rmun Em-
ror William to Kirn; Christian, who la
d, poor, d'.ill. mid of no jk.IuicuI conse-
lenoi, i to the fait that ten years
pi, at. Uie caatle or Kumpenheim, in
wwe, on occasion of aouie merttim of po
ntotea, ycmnir. William, who had accom
inied his grandfather an heir pratuniDtive.
id showed himxelf heir presumptuous a
Ml. was severely snubbed by the aasem
ed royaltiea, with the alugle exception of
he benuteoiiH majesty of llenmark," w)io
aarea mat lite lad bad the making of
vat man in him, and treated him with
,i affectionate polttenew and aaaumDtion
, equality which won the heart of th.
'Ungatar. who baa ever since called his
' i fender
uncle." Harper's Bazar.
thought God made every one, nmra-
J- 'So He does, child. Why do vouaskf"
:"Why, I heard papa telling another man
?t he was a self made man." West
THE FIRE ALAKUM.
It Rings Four Persons Before
THE FRIG HTFUL LEAP OF A WOMAN
With Her Bab in Her Armi M-. Jnmpa
rrom a Four-Story Wlailnw, KeeiTln(
r-Bal Injur!)-, While the Child la ITn
hnrt Death on the Itiol t SI. Paul
riv Men flml Watery Grave. Two
Little Children Killed The Diaaater
Chicago, Oct. 1.1 Fire In the Putnam
house, IrB nnd 105 Adams street, at 1:30
o'c'ock yesterday mornini; caused to e
death of four persona. The flames started
on the top floor of the building by the ex
plosion of a kerosene lamp, and spread so
rapidly that the occupants of the rooms
of the upjier floors were unable to escape.
One woman jumped from the window of
that floor, the fall proving fatal.
The Four I'nfortnnatea.
The dead are: Kobert Payson, colored .
porter of the I'utnam house; Mrs. James
Robinson; Thomas B. Dowler, of New
Orleans, and H. Kirk Saima, of Calumet,
Mich. Dowler was a professional gym
nast, and was formerly a teacher of ath
letlca in New Orlcana. Of Saima little Is
known, but be was supposed to be a trav
eling salesman. Mrs. Robinson died at
the county hospital.
Mra. Rnbinaon'a Awful Heath.
When the fire broke out everybody in
the house waa asleep. Vpon being awak
ened by the smoke they rushed into tha
hails, and the most of the men were cool
enough when they found egresa by the
stairs cut off to take the fire escape and
save themselves. But if. was not so with
Mra. Kobiiison. Blinded by the smoke,
and with her babe in her arms, she man
vl to reach a room that faced the street
aJ open a window and look out.
A .lump to Certain Oeath.
Below a crowd had gatherel. jvj,
Kohirnon looked back into the room. It
waa filled with thick smoke. Through it
she caught a glimpse of a red (j!,w.v In a
frvnr.y of fear ami without another
thought she grasped the child close to her
bosom nnd made a desperate jump. The
crowd below hw the woman robed in
white jump, and a wild cry went up. II.
Black, of 8 Clark, was one of the crowd.
He heard the shont and looked up. Be
fore he could move the desperate woman
lav at his feet, mangled and bleeding,
the fell on her hack, and pressed hard to
her breast was the3-monlhs-old'bnhv.alive
and only slightly in jural.
The Firemen at Work.
A few moment later the firemen ar
rived and put up their ladders. As snon
as they were inside the IhiiMiiih they pro
ceeded to break open all the d.virs they
could reach. By this action no less than
four lives were saved. a.s three men were
carried down the lndders in an nncon
sclous condition, partially suffocated, and
the little lo-year old son of James Robin
son waa reaetied alive. The dead, except
Mrs. Robinson, were all suffocated before
the tire reached their bodies, which were
only sliifhrly burned. The, damage to
the building by fire is almost wholly con
fined to the upper floor, and is not more
CAPSIZED THE BOAT.
Fire Men Thrown Into the Water and
PlIILAOKl TFIU, Oct. 1:1 A special to
The ledger from lvinkora, X. J., says:
Five person were drowned in the river
near the sluice and the Kniekerhoeker ice
houses at this place yesterday by the cap
aizing of a boat. The names of those
drowned are: Solomon Fletc her. aged 31;
John Fletcher, aged M; Angelo Fletcher,
aijed 24. brother; Cheafus Merry, aged
43, and Alonzo Cannon, aged 22. All live
lived here, and were employed at Murrell
Dobbins' brick yard. The men were
bringing twenty-three piles from Silver
Lake ice house in an open boat with a sin
f'anse of the Iiater.
In attempting to make land the boat
careened, and the heavy piles shifted to
one side, overturning the craft. Tne men
sank at once, anil the attempts raaila to
aave their lives by onlookers were una
vailing. The bodies of Angelo Fletcher
and Cheafus Merry were recovered.
FATAL SMASHMPAT ST. PAUL.
Two Fatalities and Four Other T'ersona
St. Pai l, Minn., Oct. 13. At Como
station, in the suburbs of St. I'anL on
the Great Northern line, a fatal smashup
occurred lat night. An Omaha train,
loaded with live atoek. collided with an
eastern Minnesota train bound for Duluth
with miscellaneous merchandise. The
trains were running at top sliced and
both were completely wrecked.
Tha 4'asiintlT Lint.
James 11111 i killed, one man fatally
injured and four seriously wounded aa
follows: William Johnston, of Washing
ton, stockman, fatally crushed; Absolera
Anderson, fireman, crushed and scalded;
John Gondii, engineer, severely cut and
bruised; James English, brakeinan,
burned and hack broken; Frank Young,
conductor, cut about the head and ribs
broken. Thirty-five freight cars were de
molished and Inith engines completely
SIX MEN WERE CAUGHT.
Itad Arrident at the Illinois Steel Com
pany's Works, at Chieiten.
ClllCAfio, 0.:t. IS. Six men were in
jured, two of them quite seriously, at the
works of the Illinois Steel company yes
terday. A number of men were raising
a huge iron truss when the guy pole
anapped in two and the trusi fell to the
ground with a crash. Most of the men
saved themselves by jumping, but aix
were struck by the heavy piece. The fol
lowing is a list of the injured: Frank
Smith, shoulder blade and several ribs
broken, tuny die; Mike Xowark. severe
scalp wound; John Croas. Patriek Navila,
Michael Toole and John llieher, slight
acalp wounds ami bruises.
Two Men Ikmd and One Itadly Injured.
Coi.I'mucs. O., Oct. 13 Sat urday after
noon a terrible explosion occurred in the
engine room of P. Ilaydeu'a rolling mill
at Spring and Water streets. The roof
collapsed immediately afUtrwar.l, and
three mcu were caught in the wreck. John
McN eerney was taken out with most of
his bones broken, and lived hut a few
minutes. S. 1). Millian was found still
alive, lyinK in the wreck of the furnace
terribly erushud and burned ; he died
later. Jlafe Frremau. the third victim,
was badly, but ia not thought fatally,
hratped hr an F.ievator.
CKK'AC.o, Oct. 13 Theophile Aspril, a
laborer in the employ of the Northern
Pacitiic Railroad company, met with a
singular and painful nccident nhtle at
work at the Wiscona.n Central atation
Saturday, lu the act of cleaning an ele
vator shaft he dropped his broom and
leaned down to rei-over it. whaai th4eleva
tar descended. Ktriking him on the crown
of the head and tearing of his entire sc:tlp,
which hung bleeding over his eyes.
Two Train Men Fatally Hurt.
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 13. A stock
traiu and a section train collided nliout
noon yesterday near Lake City, Minn., on
the Milwaukee Yoad. The engines were
wrecked, nnd Conductor Will Day and
Fireman M. C. CmhU rliiin, of the section
train, are perhaps futally injured. The
stock train wits four minutes alow, and
this caused the wreck. A temporary
track ia built around the debris, and
trains are running.
Horrible F'ate or Two Children.
Des Mm neh, 0.;t. 13 -Two children of
Pater Berg Minnie, aed 20 months, and
Peter, aged 8 years while playing on the
railway track in the western part of the
city Saturday, were killed by a Kock Isl
and train, the girl being cut iu two and
the boy horribly munglnd.
Killed by a Runaway Horn.
Zankhvillk, O., Oct. 13. A horse at
tached to a wagon ran away on Main
atreet Saturday. It dashed into a crowded
sidewalk and ran over a number of peo
ple, killing William Ballanger and futally
injuring Mra. George Hehtel. Others
were badly injured.
ON HIS WAY HOME,
Prlelnt Harrlaon'a fteeentloa at
Lani Arrival at Indianapolis.
Indianapolis, Oct. 13 President Har
rison and M party reached thl citr
at 8 o'clock Sunday morning, after an un
eventful run from Louis, Mr. J. R.
McKee. the president's sou in-law, ac
companied by Mra. McKee, their son Ben
jamin, and other relatives and friends.
went to the station, and all were warmly
and affectionately greeted by tha rtresi
dent. The president, in company
with the McKee s, wm at once
driven to the residence of the latter, on
North Tennessee street, where breakfast
waa served. Secretary Tracy, M trshal
Ransdell, and C. K. Bishop, of the Chesa
peake and Ohio railway, were driven to
the Denison house, which they mad-? th -ir
headquarters during the day. Private
Secretary Halford waa the guest of W. H.
Greeting HI Home Friend.
The president and Secretary Tracy at
tended church at the First Presbyterian,
and after the services were over, took
luncheon at the Denison. He remained
at the hotel altout three hours, during
which time many people called to pay
their respects. There was no formal re
ception, and the visitors were greeted
much in the same manner that they would
have been had they been calling upon
Gen. Harrison in bis law office.
A Drive About the City.
Later iu the afternoon the president and
Secretary Tracy were driven about the
city, and subsequently the former took
tea at tha McKee residence, where he
spent the evening receiving c ills of old
friends and neighbors. At 10:30 the pres
ident and his party returned to their
special ear iu which they spent the night,
departing for the east at ti a. m. During
the day the president frequently asked
for news or the con In ion of Justice Mil
ler, and expressed the deepest s ilicitude
as to the probable result of his illness.
The St. Lout Kereption.
The reception of the party at St. Ijouis
was an enthusiastic one. After an all
night ride, during which their rest was
broken at every station by the music of
brass bands, the roil of drums, and the
shouts of the H-ople, the party arrived at
the Missouri uietropoliM at 9 a. in. They
were welcomed by a great throng of peo
pie, and seecnes were made at t he station
by Governor Francis, Mayor Niainan, and
the president. The day's progr.tmnn con -sisted
of a parade review from the balcony
of the Stinthern hotel, a visit to the lair
grounds, lunch at the club house, a drive
across the bridge to KastSt. luiis, diuner
at the Southern hotel, and a visit to the
exprwiiion. The party left St. Louis at
11 p. in.
cov.v;tted a double murder:
A ltevilish Assault on an Oltleer It ran Its
In a Maimer Not Intended.
AKRoN. O.. Oct. 1 (.-The killing of ore
man and probably fatal mangling of an
other at Orville Friday night, l urns out
to la? murder. Coroner Solon liiydston,
of Orville, who was acting as policeman
during the fair, had John Sweeney, said
to be from Cleveland, in custody on the
railway staritui platform. Sweeney saw a
pal in the crowd and made a sign to him.
The latter stepped up, and just asaswiich
engine was going by, shoved Boydslou in
front of it.
Took the Frisntter with Him.
The coroner was terribly mangled and
must have died instantly. He retained
his grip on Snveney as he went and the
prisoner was ao run over, being very
badly cut up lie will probably die. The
man wno c:d the pushing was caught by
the crowd and i- now in custody. He re
fuses to give, his name.
Commoner (,il A, rives.
New Yi-i:k. Oi-t. 13 Among the pas
sengers on the steamer Alaska, which ar
rived here yesterday, was T. P. Gill. M.
P., whoToiues herl to make advanc; piep
aration for the American tour of D.llon
and O'Brien. He says that O' B.-ien and
Dillon took French leave because the gov
ernment was delaying the trial to prevent
Item from coming to America. As to the
sported famine in Ireland, he said the
outlook for the potato crop was bad, and
it would probably lie a failnre. but at
present there was no great suffering
amoug the peopla. Speaking of tne Ten
ants' Trades union, whieh is a scheme by
which the tenant ofi'.'rs his landlord wh4
he pleases, and, if that is refused, pays
nothing, Mr. Gill snid it was very success
ful until Mr. lialiour came into power.
The rrlnceof Wale FtxU Hart.
Lor, 0.-t. ia The prince of Wales
is said to lie much hurt by the sugges
tion that he abstained from visiting the
national musical festival of Wales on the
ground that l.e apprehended an exhibi
tion of disloyalty and has refused, it ia
reported, to have any communication
with Lord Penryhn.who gave currency to
the statement and who was formerly a
close friend to the princ.
Another Klow-I p at llupnntV
Vll.KESBRRK, IV, Oct. 13. The corn
iug mill connected with the Dupont
powder works at Wapwallopen. seven
miles la-low Shicfcshinny. exploded about
7 o'clock Siturday morning from some
unknown cause. Xo one was injured, al
though the concussion waa felt in this
c;ty. fully twenty-five distant. The loss
will be several thousand dollars.
A Dreadful lmibly Tragedy.
Lim a, Oct. 13. John Sen after quarreled
with his stepfather, WilliamlSchaffer, Sat
urday aud knocked him down. The father
while down drew a revolver and shot John
in the breast, inflicting a probably fatal
wound. John then pulled his revolver
and ahot his father twice, killing him in
stantly. The ew Tork enau.
New York. Oet. 13. The police census
return for HOn elect inn districts out of a
total of W7 comprising the city of Xew
York place the population at l,f5.3sl. It
is estimated that the other election dis
tricts will make the grand total I.09J.8S1.
Prefer Kusiueaa to Polities.
Sax Josk, O U IS. Hoa. Frank McCop
pen. Democratic noniiuee for mayor of
Sail Francisco, ha resigned the nom
ination, stut.i.g .hat business enterprise
require hia aUeatioo.
On the I.io.k Out fur O'Hrirn.
QCF.ESs.TuWS, Oct. 13 Government de
tectives wera patrolling the harbor nil
yehtt rdny in Is mis, nnd Mar.hingall the
tugs and tenders with passengers for the
steamers I'mbria and Wisconsin. Mail
trains arrivuij; from Cork are also
searched. It is evident that the authori
ties do not think O'Brien nnd Dillon have
yet succeeded in leaving the country, and
hoi to intercept them.
Susan H. Anthony Talk to Mr. Lik
I'lEKRE, S. I).. Oct. 13 Susan B. An
thoiiy, the famous woman suffrage ad
vocate. Saturday afternoon addrraed a
meeting of several hundred civilized Indi
ans on her favorite hobby. The Indians
all took a great interest in the leciure,
and will vote for the proposed suflruge
amendment at the coming election.
Keed to Hpeak at Waterloo, la.
WATERLOO, la., Oc'. 13 Speaker K.ie.1
was announced Saturday for a A.litical
speech in this city 'l'hursd ly. O.-t. Si. The
Itepublicaiis will make tins Hie district
meeting of the campaign, un 1 great prep
nrationa will Iw made tor a huge gather
ing from all pari of the district,
O'Mahoney Is NerioiiMly III.
Ttl-PERART, Oct.. IV There is no longer
any doubt that Mr. O'Mahoney is herious
ly ill. It will be necessary to either omit
bis name from the indictment of toe N t
tionaliats now on trial or adjourn the
case pending the result of his illness.
Money I a I'nlversal Naive,
Lonthis, Oct. 13. It is stated that Port
ugal is willing to sell Mozambique to
England, and that this may afford an op
portunity for a friendly ae'tlement of the
Anglo-Portuguese quarrel over African
Must Have lie en Ealerprialng Thieve.
FeanrFukt, Mich., Oct. 13. The
steamer Dewar, owned by R. G. Cham
bers, waa stolen Saturday night at 7:80
o'clock from her dock here. Every effort
possible is being made to catch the pi
rate. bmerted from the Kipale.
SaJf FBANOlaCO, Oct. 13 Thirty-one
members of the crew of the United Sta'es
hip Nipaic deserted on Friday.
JOHN L., ACTOR. :.
Chicago Opens Its Arms to the
r.N AUDIENCE THAT WAS 80LID.
Some Reflection on Hi I 'retention Ei
trarted by the Wily and Insinuating
Keporter A Dose of "Medicine
(Startling KftVrt ol an Aunoyance at the
Bath t'ritlelsna of Mils Sybil John
Ktone A Lecture un Morals.
Chicago, Oct. 13 John I Sullivan,
late premier knock em-all-out of the
world, now a delineator of the histrionic
art, appeared at the lla market theatre
in this city In the play written to give
him a chance to develop his talent, "Hon
sst Hearts and Willing Hands." Did
anybody go to see himf Well, the very
reportorial pencil smiles for its whole
length at such a question. The house
was pocked so full that sand could not
have been sifted between the people. And
the audience. It was a promiscuous one.
It represented all classes, but principally
the class that looks up to John as a sort
of deity. Did he ac ? The critics are
non-committal. The fact that John L. is
O handy with his "dakes" probably bad
a softening effect and caused a careful
toning down of criticism
An Iutervlew with the Star.
After the performance was over a scribe
took his life in his hand and asked an in
terview. It was granted. The distin
guished American aaid he was feeling
"rocky," and when be made this remark
he took a dose of "medicine." "Actin
tomes easy to me," said he. "aud I hain't
never goiti' back to fight iu'; there's noth
in' in it for me any mora. I like the stage,
if anybody should ask you. I am becom
ing infatuated with it, and "
Ah! but," interrupted the reporter, "to
what may not such infatuation lead
1 hiuk of the temptations that surround a
young man in the theatrical profession,
the perils of vice, sin, and Satan's wicked
ii fluence in short, the morality of the
A Lecture on St an a Morality.
"Well, I should chase a rat. I have
never seen anything out of the way.
Those blokes that preaches against the
st tge as an immoral agent are dead wrong,
d'yu understand. They ain't in the game
at all. Why, see here' he laid his ham
li;ie, heavy hand on his caller's knee and
le.ined toward him. The fat that has
gruwn on his front rolled down over his
! t and he said: "The tendency in thea
teisiaall toward higher moral grounds.
Sentiment is growing agaiust tights, the
set.se. of the public iu a homogeneous mass
is rising to overthrow the salacious pictures
ofrhe i-ectaciilar performance, and leg
alu ws are on the bum now, d'yu see? The
leg timate drama is coming to the front,
see' Me and llooth and liwrenoe Bar
rett have recently declared against them,
and Lawrence is right if anybody should
ask you. You can put big money on
loean't Approve of Sybil.
"And what do you think of Sybil John
son's latest production in New York?"
"Misa Johnson ia creating an extreme,"
said he, "ihat is nyether"' it will be no
ticed that Mr. Sullivau has adopted the
u-stlctie pronunciation of neither "com
meii lable nor proper. Ia all my life I
neverdid anything so indecent as she does
w hen she covers her body with a small
apology for a li leaf, and I've lieen a
pretly totiich mark at that, all richt, all
right. Vouse Jellows has roasted me often
enough, anyway. Now, Misa Johnson
can't cut much of a figure with Buch play
act in'. It won't go as I say. The drama
as lkoth, and Barrett, and Dune here an
me h;is made it, is the only true legiti
mate school, and that's the only one that
What the Staire Need.
Shortly after this John retired to the
bath room. Then his voice, coming out
of the blowing, spouting aud sputtering
he wa creating in the bath, said:
"What the alage needs is more of us
who are lovers of ar', more of fc-ttheii-cism,
1 might say. We need more purity
in plas oh, d it."
Wl at's the matter, John?" cried Mr.
Harris in. startled and alarmed at this
"Soap! " howled the fighter. "Soapl In
my eyes." For lack of apace the number
ot dasl e requisite to reproduce the clas
sic and refined malediction, of which art
Mr. Sullivan is the exponent in America
and a truly great master, is omitted. The
room smelted as if John had stepped on
a box of matches.
B.-eu Libeling the Fx-Flghter.
The bath completed the great and only
Bostonian emerged, and a look of injured
innocence o'erspread his face as he
dropped dejectedly into a chair.
"ihej'vehad me drunk half a dozen
times," he saui slowly and sadly. "Had
me all bx.ze.l up here the other day in
llttaburg, and they're all lies out
rageous, villninous lies. If John Sullivan
gets drunk it's telegraphed all over the
country. ttther men get drunk more
than me and it ain't anything. I have
la-en m sused and abused and treated
badly, lint I don't care for the whole of
'em, if anybody should ak you. I know
my business and can tend to iu I ain't
asking no odds of any of 'em, and it's
about six to six whether I'm any tougher
than souie others."
SEVEN CRAZY OUT OF EIGHT.
A lamented Woman's Wild Dash Re
m.irkable Cam of Lunacy.
PaRKFRsBTRG, W. Va Oct. 13 The New
York exj ress over the Baltimore and
Ohio railway carried Thursday night in
the smokiag car a woman and seven chil
dren, none over 12 years of age, and all
the family but one were more or lesa
demented. Just as the train was reach
ing Clarksburg, east of here, the mother
rushed to the platform and leaped from
the traiu, hhrieking wildly. She dashed
through a crowd of passengers, bleeding
from her fi.ll, and started for the bills,
when the train stopped her two eldest
children boys armed themselves with
whatever they could find aud defied all
proffered assistance, but were all finally
Story of the Sane Member.
The only one in the family who seems
to be sane i- a girl 111 years old. She said
her mother's name was Mrs. John Bran
non, and that they lived formerly at BH10
I'eunsylvania avenue, Su Louis. Her
father, she said, had for years treated
them cruelly and a few days ago had
driven them from home with a shotgun.
She says ther were trying to reach Beth
lehem, Pa, where they bad relatives. All
Thursday nint a party hunted the woois
and bills J.or the craay woman, but
without success. The authorities are tak
ing care of the children.
HADN'T THOUGHT OF THAT.
A Feminine tVitaeM Ceta Tangled, But
f:laiina Her Prerogative.
NEW YORK, Oct 13. Oue of the wit
nesses Saturday in the rase of Mrs. Loniaa
Smith against her husband for tivorce
was Mrs. W. K. M. Porter, a widow. She
said aho was Zi years old, and bad a eon 23
years of age.
"Then you v era only 13 years old when
he was bom sug gested the lawyer for
A Kw Licht ou the Subject.
Mra. Porter hadn't thought of it in that
light. She hast ily remarked: "No, I was IS
"Where do tl use three years belong on
your age or off the boy 'a?" was the next
"Wherever yju like?" coolly responded
the widow. "1 stand upon a womau'a pre
rogative in the question of age."
No further questions on the subject
were asked ber. She figures aa the "mu
tual friend" in the case.
Keed'a ..ultnE ftaatalned.
Washington Citt, Oct 13. Judge It
W, Somerville, a member of the board of
general apprabera from Alabama, has
just rendered a ong and exhaustive opin
ion upon the must important issue that
has aruen or is likely to arise under the
euatoma administration law. Tbedeciaion
Is an approval ol the rule adopted by tne
last house permitting- the speaker to
count a quorum of members corporeally
present, but by legislative law former
ly considered atk-eot because they refused
to vote,, The col iplainaote claimed that
the lawjwas uuccnatituuonal because of
this meihod of dt lug business. . The deci
sion anyalns the speaker at every point
A Plucky Widow's Fight with
HEK HEROISM POOELY REWARDED.
In Defense of liar Property She Uses a
Platol and the Iaatards Fatally Shoot
Her Their Victim lead and They
Thrmtrlrri in Custody A tiharp Fusil
lade In the Irk Cool Conduct uf tha
Washington, Pa, Oct. 13 Mrs. Soun
ders, widow of a veteran of the late war,
keeps the second toll-ate on the plank
road, five miles from town. She lives alone
with one young son in a little frame cot
tage by the roadside. Friday evening at
T:cV o'clock it was dark, and the heavy
rain of an hour before had made travel
ers scarce at that hour. Mrs. Saunders
heard a knock at the door, and when she
opened it she saw the figures of two men.
They wore masks. One man flashed the
mnr.le of a revolver into the woman's
face, and demanded ber money. She de
clared that ahe had no money, and offered
to show tue men through the hotiaj. They
accepted her invitation, aud entered the
Why In Justice Couldn't She Shoot
Calmly walking to the bureau she
threw open the drawer and quietly loosed
up the contents with her fingers in an
apparently careless manner. The men
looked ou her fiercely and cursed her.
Suddenly she turned toward the big man,
and, before he could recover fired a shot
at him. She bad gotten her hand on a
revolver in the drawer and knew how to
use it. With an oath the big man struck
with his list nt the delicate woman, and
his companion drew a revolver and
opened fire. After a dozen shots were ex
changed, of which the plucky woman
tired t hree, the men retreated through the
door and left their victim prostrated in
her own blood.
The Brave Woman Badly Wounded.
The shots attracted the attention of her
son, who was in an adjoining field. He
found his mother bruised about tha face
and unconscious' He summoned the
neighbors, and they procure ! physicians.
It was then ascertained that Mra. Saun
ders bad lawn shot through the abdemen,
aud that the wouud was probably fatal.
She rallied, however, and was able to give
in a whisper a description of the high
waymen, and the story of her encounter.
Later Mra. Saunders Dead.
Mrs. Saunders died last night, and the
pro!-let-is are that the dastards who are
responsible for her death will suffer the
penalty. Saturday night Constable Ham
mond arrested Kd Durr, on suspicion. He
la only 16 years of age. He was immedi
ately taken to the sheriff's office, where he
made a confession, in which he implicated
two fellows arrested Bush Durr and
George K Tenters, from Cassville, W. Va.,
and Wheeling island, respectively. Durr
said in substauce in his confession that
tiie three feltowa had been coming along
the pike near Little Toledo, when the
rain came up and they got over the fence
and crawled tinder the corn shocks.
Shortly after that they worked their way
up to a liny stack and stood under it uu-
til after dark. Then Teatersaud Kd Durr
went to the house. Bush refusing to go.
The HKht Took Place lu the Dark.
Testers knocked at the door of Mrs.
Saunder' house, auj when ahe opened it.
pushed the revolver into her face, de
manding her money or her life. The
lady held in her hand a lamp, and being
somewhat frightened, her hand trembled,
knockiuK the chimney against the revol
ver, and breaking it The flame
went out, leaving the party in total
darkness. 1,-alers tri.d to strike a match,
but was unsuccessful. By this time Mra.
Sautiiieis hail procured her revolver and
opened nr.- on the rutlians. The lad who
made the confession hastily left and went
to the haystack, and after the five shots
bad been tired, one of which ultimately
killed the W'ouian, Teaters joined him.
THE STORMS-VAN WINKLE AFFAIR.
Light on the Matter from the Other
Side ot the Case.
ClllcAi, Oct. 13. The report in these
dispatches of a difficulty on the board of
trade between Daniel Storms and C. F.
Van Winkle seems to have been incorrect
in several particulars. The report re
ferred to was Van Winkle's side. From
other sources the wife's story is obtained.
First, Van Winkle did not get the divorce,
his wife waa the anccessful one ia that
case, and the judge dismissed Van Wink
le s charnes of infidelity and sustained
Miss Van Winkle's complaint of cruel
treatment, giving her a monthly allow
ance as alimony.
Immediate Cause of the Assault.
The assault on the board of trade waa
the sequel to abuse of Storms by Van
Winkle on a street car, when the former
was in company of two ladies, one being
Mrs. Van Winkle. At that time Storms
was lHiwerless to resent the insult, which
included indecent insinuations regarding
Storms' connect ion with Mrs. Van Win
kle. It ia a iso slated that the attack was
not made from la-hind. but fairly in front.
The tsiard of trade gave Mr. Storms the
lightest punishment possible for nn of
fense of I he kind. Mr. Storms is an old
friend of Mrs. Van Winkle and her fam
The German empress is expected to
again become a mother in February.
It is thought that the threatened strike
on the Krie railway wiil be referred to the
heads of the employes unions for settle
M. A. Spink, a well-known insurance
man of Jacksonville, Ills., waa found in
his lied dead S it urday morning. He had
died of a coiiKe-tive chill.
Jacob Defisl. a farmer living four miles
south of Holland, Mich., waa assaulted
Friday night by unknown persons and al
most killed. He will probably die.
William Scholtz, of Bridgeport, near
Burlington, la., ahot, bis sweetheart.
Minnie Bongermann. Saturday for snub
bing him at a ball and then killed him
a -If. The girl will die.
The Illinois School Teachers' club in
session at Peoria last week, adoptd a
resolution emphatically endorsing the
compulsory school law and instruction in
the bnglish language in all schools.
Ben Incraham and John Livingstone,
switchmen employed by the St Louia
Bridge and Tunnel company, were
crushed into shapeless masses by a col
lision Saturday in the bridge tunnel.
The Central National bank of Carl h
ace. Mo., capital Sluo.Otkl, an.l the Farm
ers and Merchants' National bank of
I'nion City. Tenn., capital 1100,000, have
been authorized to commence biisines.
Sylvea'ter Piatt, of Ansonia, Conn
on ns a farm which he proposes to sell by
the Hot nd This soil is clay and contains
alumiuum. gold and silver in certain
quantities. He wants oents a pound.
Among the Intended victims ot that
pleasant lunatic J. M. Dougherty. Mary
Audersou's lover, was Inspector Byrnes.
the celebrated head of the New York city
detective force; another was Judge law
Kieruan, oue of the men arrested fof
train wrecking on the New York Central
waa discharged at West Troy Saturday
by Justice Grogau on the ground that
there was no evidence before him that
crime bad been committed at all.
Gen. B. F. Butler was ia Chicago a few
hours Saturday en route to Colorado to
look after some silver mines he ia inter
ested in. He was sanguine that his ef
forts in behalf of Anarchist Schwab and
ridden will be successful if politics
dosen t interfere.
They were credulous villians who pro
posed to rou an express train on the Mi
fcouri, Kausas and Texas railway Friday
night After stopping the train aud gain
ing access to the express car they ordered
the messenirer to band over the mosey.
and when the latter said the train carried
none, they allowed the train to proceed.
Annie Dallas, a si.ile I dove who went to
Chicago from Edwardsvilie, Ills., having
deserted her husband there, probably
committed suicide in the lake some time
last week. Her body was p icked up Sat
uraay. Shortly afterward the body of
Lawrence McUeth, an actor who had been
intimate with the woman, was also fished
out of the lake. So it appears that they
uku Mge luer.
A Rh fur Mrs. Frauut.
Bas Fkakciboo, Oct 18. A committee
has been formed to raise from the womeat
of California a fund of 16, GO) for the par'
chase of a suitable home for Airs. Jessie
Fremont and ber daughter. About 1 1,000
Juw already been snjtorloecl.
JUSTICE MILLER'S CONDITION.
He Is Dylnr. bat Clings to Ml with
WAsniKOLOK CITT, Oct IS. At the
latest report from the bedside of Justice
tice Miller this morning he was still
alive, but gradually nearingthe end. His
throat and lungs were constantly filling
with phlegm ahd his respiration yester-
d ay bad increased greatly. Justice Mill
er's wonderful vitality was the theme of
general conversation yesterday. Every
body was surprised at it, and the doctors
i much so aa the unprofessional public.
There was no improvement, however, in
the condition of the invalid during the
Ion it hours of wating between life and
death. He lay unconscious all the time,
breathing heavily aud with difficulty.
nnd gradually growing weaker. The
large massive frame was absolutely mo-
ionless all day. and the pulsations of
the heart were fainter with each beat
"It Is Nearly Over."
Callers and telegrams continue to ar
rive at the bouse. All the members of the
cabinet and all of the supreme court who
are in town, were among those personally
inquiring about the justice's condition,
and Chief Justice Fullerspent the greater
part of last evening at the side of his
friend and associate. As Dr. lincoln left
the house from a visit to the patient he
said: "It is nearly over. He cannot live
more tbau a few hours longer. The end
is very near, and only his remarkable vi
tality has kept him alive until now. A
weaker man would have succumbed long
SHADES OF BISM ARC Kl
A Distressing Case of Lack of He verenre
NfiW York, Oct. 13 William Von Putt-
kamer. a somewhat undistinguished look
ing gentleman, was boiling over with
rage and offended dignity iu the Butler
Street police court Brooklyn, Saturday.
He iuformed Justice Walsh that be was a
nephew of I'rince Bismarck, yet notwith
standing his close connection to the ex
arbiter of affairs in the great empire of
Germany, he had been kicked, ruthlessly.
forcibly, ignominiously kicked. The out
rage bail beeu committed by Frederick
Sprengle, a common workingman, with
no nm-estry nor blooded relatives. Spren
gle was held and the aristocratic nephew
of the "iron chancellor" returned to hia
ruodest lodgings on the F.i'ie b.vsiu to
poultice his heart an I pride.
Winnie Davis Not to Mary Wilkinson.
New Yokk. Oct. 13 A snecial to The
Sun from Syraciis.-, N. Y. , says: The en-
sagement of Miss mine Davis, the
ilaugnter ot tne L onie leracy, " to sir.
Alfred Wilkinson, of this city, which was
announced le.s than six months ngo. and
which created so great a snrpri.s-4 in all
parts of the romiiry, has lieen broken.
Intimate Irieuds here of Misa Davis
authoriz' t his statement. They say the
cau-e ia the decline of Miss Davis' health;
others sav it is the decline of Mr. Wilkin
son's wealth. Mr. Wilkinson says noth
A New Cabinet for rortug-al.
Lli'BON, Oct. 13 The ministerial crisis
has euded aud the following cabinet has
lieen announced: Ovn. Sousa, priuu (minis
ter aud minister of war: Seuhor Candido,
interior and minister of education; S nhor
Gouves, linamv; Senhor Enues. marine;
Seuhor Bocne, foreign aliairs; Seuhor
Thomas Kibiero. public works.
More Trouble in aw llxerland.
ISKRNK. (.Vl. 1.3 Thousands of tilierals
are flocking into Bellitizone to protest
against the restoration of the ultramon
taue cantonal government The federal
cavalry has dis;erse. tite crowds. As the
Liberals are unarmed no fighting has oc
t,en. Loisun's Matue.
Washington Citv, O t. 11 ImI Flan
neiy, the sculptor, has completed a model
for an equestrian statue of Gen. John A.
Logan, which has attracted consideialde
aitentioii among the general's comrades.
The Army of the Cumberland contem
plate the erection of an equestrian statue
of Iigan, probably in Iowa circle, and
the statue will likely be made from this
model. Gen. Logan was a friend of the
sculptor for many years, and sat for him
for the bust from which the mode! is
Wanted More Kooin for Kiercise.
Col.l Mm s, O., Oct 13 Shortly before
noon Satin-day eight prisoners, mostly
bums and common drunks, confined in
the city prison, escaped from the south
cell tier by prying apart the bars of the
cage. The men were taking their exer
cie in the corridor at the time. None of
them w as le eplured.
A Hemihle Move.
London. Oct. 13 The Southampton
employei s and the dock laborers have
formed a society for the purptse of secur
ing an amicable adjustment of labor dis
putes and avertiug strike.
A Oltt horn Mra. Ilendriek.
Bli..Kl.YN, N. V., Oct. 13 The Thomas
A. Hendricks club, ot this city, has re
ceived a portrait in o.l of the late vice
president, 'lie gift of Ins !.
E. nctied lor A r.a.
HoMLK, La . Oct. U Frauk Woeten,
colored, who confessed to setting fire to
the residence of Dr. Dace, at At hens on
(Vt. V. was lynched Stturdav uiiiht Hia
body was found yesterday morning swing
ing irom tne nmn ol a tree.
Kohert Sehllllng for Cong-rea.
AIILWACKKK. Win, Oct. 13 Robert
Schilling, the well-known lalsjr airitator.
has been nominated for cougreaa by the
l nion-LAbor party ?n the hourth con
The Weaiher We May Kapect.
ABUiauT -a t in, u t. Ik- I lie following
are the wcstlu-r indications for Ih rtv-sii
hours from s . in ye-ter.i.: K- Indiana
and llilnois-Thrvatetiiiitf weather a d rain:
culdei ; weste. ly w in a. t or Michigan Threat.
euirjg weal tier mid ram; aoiithcaMerly winds;
Mat lunar) tcnipcotun-, n eit in southeaa
rtion slightly warmer, r'or Wis. oieo,. a o
Iowa rioudy we ther aud rain, .- .i-ioiiB.li
b.avy; winds ahiftiuir to colder northwc l-r!
A Bips Olit Age-
J. IT. Ilolcomb ami wife, of Belcher-
ville, Texas, have celebrated their fifty
fifth wedding anniversary, and are still
hale and hearty. The secret of their
ong lire 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 f re
quently troubled with constipation than
any other physical disorder. To correct
this they take St. Patrick's Pills in pref
erence tu any other, because, as Mr. UoK
comb says, " they are a mild pill, and
besides, keep the whole system in order,
We prize them very highly." For sale
by Hartz & Bahnsen.
Forced to Lsavs Horns.
Over 60 people were forced to leave
their homes yesterday to call at the dtu;
eisi'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 ileadacbe
am an unsightly complexion, don't fail
to call on any druggist today for a free
sample of this grand remedy. The ladies
praise it Everyone likes it Large size
package 50 cents.
, A eraamcf tartar taking powder. Highest of
pOI la leavening strength. U. 3. ffsiwr ,ml M
AJT POPULAR PRICES
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing
115 and 117 West Second
THE ttOUHE SJVIIieS BASK
(Charted by the Legislator of Illinois.)
MOLINE, - ILLS.
Opn daily frcxa t A. M. to S P. M ., and on Tue
day and Satarday Bvrninsn rrom 7 to
Interest allowed on Desposits at the rate
of 4 per Cent, per Annum.
Deposits received in amounts of
$1 and Upwards.
SECURITY AND ADVANTAGE!!.
The private property of the Trustee la repon
atblato tha depositor. The olBrerx are prohibi
ted from borrowioK any of its moaers. Minors
and married women protected by upecial law.
Ornrsa: B.W. Wasarnca. President; Poa
TiabiinKia, Vice President; C. P. HiaixwiT,
Tspstsss: 8. W. Whaelork, Porter Skinner,
C. P. Heoienway, J. Silas Leaa, U. U Eriwar-fe,
Hiram Darling, A. 8. V. right, J. 8. Keator, L.
II. Hrmeuway. Vlutham.
lHrl'be only chartered savings Bank In Kock
GOLD MEDAL, PARIS
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two kuxrU viU. htur.h. AmmroU
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aa veil a tur a-ri. ia tcahh.
Hold br Ororrnt cTcrrvhvrsa
W. BAKER & CO. Dorchester. Mas
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I moTw cut pinptc, irfci-ff ud dii-iUtrunav kui
I naif t ail nrr4rtmnirtnri u or uuli ! ct
lu fatlipa trf
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Big O scknowtolrFd
tlie leailinr reme.1T for
The only aaie remedy lor
I urearrihe ttand ied
sale la rw. tn itxmainej is
to all sunVtvfK
A. J.fclttNEK. If. D,
Mel fcy Hi satsai
wmU K st.oo.
MaCWaWaVsfVsB AaWatMaSaUltl B
may tie found on
6 at GEO. P.
Btmaae (IS Sprees
f Si'tmu in "X I
I aa, Su mi.
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X n. a. a. i
- made Clothing
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-CITIES,
WE ARE HERE TO STAY.
We will open our daors on Monday
mornine Oct., 13th, and shall be pleas
ed to see all of our friends. We shall be
able to show the most complete Retail
Hardware Store to be found in the
west watch for change in this space.
1823 Second Avenue.
OUR MEN'S CALF
BEATS THE WORLD.
CARSE Si CO,
1622 Second Avenue.
2011 Fourth Avenue, Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
School Books, School Supplies,
H. SIEMON & SON,
Stoves and Tinware,
PUMPS, ZLT-A-IXjS, &c.
Baxter Banner Cooking and Heating Stoves and the Geneseo Cooking Stoves.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1W)8 SECOND AVE., ROCK ISLAND, ILL
Second Hand Goods
Bayr, sell and trades any article. a specialty made of Jewerrv,
No. 1814 Second Avooe.
Manur actorer of all klnda of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Oents Fine Shoes s specialty. Repairing dons neatly sad promptly .
A share ot jour patronage respectfully solicited.
1618 8econd ATenue. Rok Island. IU.
Proprietor uf the
Arcade CIGAR Store
AND TEMPERANCE BILLIARD AND POOL HALL.
, - No. 1808 SECOND AVENNE.
imported Clgtrs a specialty. For a rood e elar call at tae "Arcade
Street, DAVhNPORT. IA.
Dealer in New and
I wi at v -
kill not be .4
I Fan -J e,
tbe receipt of
Urni. it iB do
i mere tb