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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1890,
robli.hedD.lly snd Weekly .t 4 Second Av
nne. Rock Iland. 111.
J. W. Potter.
Tmms-Dally. 60c per month; Weekly,
per annum. iticl or arBtimenU-
1b Kock liland coanty. n
Fhidat, October IT. 1800.
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For Trnitew Ulinoit t N- W-
U Diversity, ( ....RtrHaBD D. M
.Bm T. Cabli
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'i'gsoro, W. VlWTOM
f JOH A. WlLSOM.
Tor County JncWe . ,,
Fn, CouniT Clerk C.1 " A.
Kor Connty snpt. of 8chaol.Cm- B Marshall
( onnralnt the Henneplu esnal I beg to
Mira you tliat I advoeate It, building B,
heartily u yon or a, any other eltlren
deeply Interested In a national work of
ueh Importance. A waterway eonnect
lag th, MlMluippI and .Ml.aonrl rivers
with the Great Uskes, thn giving to west
ern prodnrt, lret w ater communication
with the Cut, enllstamy heartly iiympathy
and anpport, and I hare no hesitancy In
pledging my brit endeavor to ace nmpllsh
so dealrable an end -Mr. CM.'i l't"r.
UksT will And when the vote are
counted in November that he ia "not in
Washisoton Hksino. of Cliicsiro, says,
"It look, ai though the lepublicans were
Thk UnUm didn't find it convenient to
tell the truth about what Mr. Mclntire
said in regard to the dry goods trade.
"W rnuut do aoniethiriic to offset the
effect of that cussed McKiniey bill", says
'Long" Jones, chairman of the repuMN
can state central committee.
"It looks to me as though the farmers
and Americans are for Wilson for treas
urer," says a leading republican of Cbi
cago, when speakine of Amberg' chances
as against Wilson.
Mr. (JrsT should understand that some
of the people can be fooUd sometimes
and some of the people can tie fooled all
the time, but that all the people can't be
fooled k'.l the time.
Tllk slack that is mined at Cable ia paid
for, somethirg which is not done at any
other mine in the c. untry. The man who
says he is ignorant rjd mbkes the con
trary statement in the IwiVm. should add
to the statement that he also lies.
"A BEsiDENT of Rock Island county
for thirty-six Tears" thus he sijins him
M If want, tc know through the Union
a whole lot of things becau e he says he
is 'gnorant. The statement as to his
mental density was unnecessary. The
fact was too apparent.
Cigars are going up, window glass is
going up, tin cups, French corsets, figs,
dead frogs, areas goods, j nek knives, all
sorts of things are ballooning. Our re
publican friends made merry over Mr
Morrison's horizontal reduction; isn't
their idea of rectilinear ascension a tbous
and times worse?
Ths Union says that the Ahou repre
sentative, when talking to Mr. C. C Mc
lntire about the tariff on dry goods
"asked certain questions and stopped
with their answers " In such a case it ia
presumed that a UnUm man would - not
have thought of stopping, but would
have gone right on and manufactured
evidence for himself. It is In some such
A way that the Union procures Its facts.
Speakkr Reed wants it distinctly un
derstood that it is time the tariff agita
tion ceased. So be said at Buffalo the
other night. If the McKiniey tariff is a
good thing why not agitate it that the
people may thorough ,y understand it and
approve of it? If it is a measure to rob the
people a it is why not let the people
know it? Have they not been hood
winked long enough?
Thk Chicago Xuct says:
"When the high tariff organs are anked
to explain the bene tits tbe farmer will de-.
rive from a McKiDley tariff they talk
anout increased prices of Aniseed, pota
toes, cheese and flour. When tbe me
chanic puts in A query they expUin bow
prices on manufactures will go up. But
it is the mechanic who needs the farmers'
products and the farmer who needs the
manufactured goods. It ia, of course,
clear that with increased prices monev
will be freer, everything will be relatively
cheaper, and everybody will grow rich."
So that there is plently of fUpdnodle
for all inquiring minds.
Thosl republican congressmen wbo
said before the McKiniey bill pas ed that
they would not vote for it, did vote for it
almost to a man when when it cume up
for final passage. They gave as reasons
for opposing it that the bill was against
the interests of the country generally.
These same men are now before their
constituents for re-election, and are say
ing that tbey believe it is a wholesome
measure. This is their system of jug
glery. But Mr. Oest was not one of those
who opposed it at any time. He voted
every time with the robbers.
Speaker Reed says the McKiniey bill
has for its object the raising of the wages
of tbe poor and at the same time to lower
the price of necessities. That's tbe kind
of stuff it is supposed he wiil talk here on
tbe 25 ih. What Mr. Reed should have
afd was that the bill had for its object
not the raising of the wages of the poor,
butthe raising of the wind for campaign
purposes. Is it not a novel thing for the
people to learn that the way to lower the
price of necessities is to pay more for
them by taxing them higher? This is the
kind of healthy logic that tbe Union is
fond of indulging in.
Me. Cable's opponents have criticised
tlm for having money, and for not hav
ing money, because his father didn't
leave It to him. Tbey have criticised him
for wearing good clothes and for wearing
plain ones. They have criticised him for
an extensive experience by travel and
observation, and also for his inexperience.
They have criticised bim for bis
generous qualities, stating that he
- was lavish with bis money, and they have
also criticised him for permitting poverty
to exist In this city. They have criti
cised him for every manly action, every
generous thought, and now they criticise
him for having in his possession an ex
pensive -Life of Christ."
MET FIERY DEATHS
Number of Dead at Sycacuse
FIVE CORPSES E0 PAR RECOVERED.
Eleven Badly Hnrt by Their Leap, for
Life and Two Mining Some Thrilling
Escapes Noted Warren Leland, Jr.',
Peril A Gang of Men Overwhelmed
by Rot Coke in a ltlast Furnace and
Terribly Hurned Five Fatalities Aw
ful Plunge of a Northern Paeiflo Train
Syracuse, X. Y, Oct. 17. CJimrtered
nnder the roof of the Leland hotel when
that costly structure was swept away yes
terday morning by a whirlwind of fire
w-ere upward of 160 guests and hoarders,
whose lives were imperiled from the mo
ment of discovery. The number of per-
wns who perished in the flames is still a
matter of conjecture, and must so remain
till the dwbris is cleared away. Five bod
ies have lieen recovered, three others are
partially in siht, many more arc thought
to be buried beneath the smoking ruins,
and a lwrge number who jumped from
windows or fell while while descending
ihe ropes with which every room was sup
plied are lying in hrwpituls so badly man
gled that dentil must result.
The Cry of Warning.
As soon as the fire was discovered by
lis Iceland, cor.sin of the proprietor of
the hotel, who had been out visiting, the
electric alarm in each room was set go
ing, and the clerks, bell boys, and porters
rushed through the halls shouting "firer
But in the twinkling of an eye the flame,
beajan with fury to lick the sides of the
court in the center of the bnildi' Then
they ran up the sides, creeping li-'to win
dows, setting the tapestries on fire, burn
ing the floors and even the beds in which
the guests were lying.
Many Mirecnlons FM-apes.
Undoubtedly many died before their
voice could be heard. At first, many
wer saved by the e5.rts of tbe police and
citizens who hhd rV'ied to the scene. Xo
one thought of saving anything but his
life. TheeMcapes from the building were
miraculous. People could be seen sliding
down the rope escapes on all sides. Oth
ers dropped or jumped from their win
dows. The time finally came when the
cries ceased and nothing could be seen on
the great structure but the rolling, seeth
ing, moaning billows of fire as they
mounted above tbe highest cornices and
niRile the sur in the sky look dim.
The Roll of t'aanaltles.
The victims. o far as their names have been
learmiV. are a ftilinns: liead Kridict iyle.
clenner. f Mar ellua. N. V., jnuiiel frora a
ixth rory win. W. R. Hrtrnip. a guest, of
7 Wiirtli street. Ww York, killed i.y jiunintw:
Marv I'aiMen. a Iniili'lry cirl, killed hy jump
ing from si Ktti i!.-ry window: R ee Schwurz,
rler.er, .in-ed all over body. boti le
broken, . the H. use of the Good e -ard:
AObie l'un:miri. servant, skull frac
tured and both knce crushed, died in a patrol
wag.n. Mis lug -K. T. Mills, gueot. New
York: Mary Iteiyiv. servant, city.
This Is th- list of injured so far a, known:
M. J. Casey, bartender at the no el; AnRe
t'aa'pWl, evnt. compound dislocation of
the rigM inkle Joint and a compound fracture
of the n.'ht humerus. my recover: Maggie
lKy!a. cletiuor. city, rirht leg broken and
boih arms hroKen anove the wnsts by jump
ing from a window; Lizzie Landgruff. servant,
eericus enround fracture of right knee,
jumped, ba'ly i-hoc'ved, case doubtful; Kate
Mcliraw. sorvai.t. btdly burned all over body
and inhaled tire; El Nicffils, of Dun
kirk. N. Y . president of the
hrooks Locomotive work-, broke an ankle
and i badly shocked, out will recover, Mrs.
O'Connor, servant, very badly injured about
tbe head, couiiicund fracture of the right axn
a: the wri t, suffering from shock anl may
die; Mux Ft eenhe!m, gu.et. New York, badly
burned and right ankle b-oken: Son Smith,
rvarjt. city, hysterical and suffering from
frixht, dotib ful; Mary Tv nan. servant, com
pound fractu-, of the right humerus, suffer
ing badly from shock, will recover; Mrs.
Yalkr. servant, burned, shock, and smoke,
seriou-: may die.
How Cora Tanner Was aved.
John G. Carritt, of Brooklyn, saved the
life of Cora Tanner, the actress. "My
room was on the third floor,'' said Mr.
Giirritt. -I was awakened by tne auto
matic firu alarm in my room. I got on some
my clothes and then came out into the
hall. Miss Tanner was running up and
down the corridor in search of a means of
eaoape when I cam, out. I lei I her to a
window and adjusted a fire-escape around
her body. She slid down the rope herself
and I followed her. Mine and Miss Tan
ner's hands were badly biistere t hy tbe
rope, but otherwise we are all richt.
A Brave Elevator rtoy.
Henry Backer, the colored boy who ran
the elevator, ascended through the fire
when hottest and awakened and brought
down five domestics who must otherwise
have perished. Mis, McXamara, the
housekeeper, who was sleeping on the
second floor, awoke only when her bed
ding was in flames. She groped bur way
to tbe stairs with difficulty, her face and
Warren Leland's Close Call.
Warren Leland, Jr., and his wife at
tempted to leave their room on the fifth
floor together, but were separated in the
dense smoke in the halls. Mr. Iceland,
after retreating three times to an open
window for air, reached the stairway, and
then the office, where his wife was wait
ing for him in a state of frenzy. Van
Huren and Warren Iceland, Jr., lost about
lil.OOO worth of personal property which
was in their apartments in the hot,-L
CAUGHT BY HOT COKE.
Five Men Fatally and Four Badly Burned
PlTTsiifRo, l'a., Oct. 17 A fearful ex
plosion took place at Moor head, McLane
Si Co.' rolling-mill yesterday, caued by
a fall of hot coke in the furnace stack,
and by tbe mass of flames which filled the
mill after the fall of the coke five men
were burned fatally, four were danger
ously and three or four slightly burned.
The following is a list of those fatally
burned: Edward Hughes, aged 5J years,
died at the hospital; Mike Corwat, Hun
garian, aged 2S, died at the hospital; Mi
chael Berin, dying, Hungarian, aged 28,
body terribly burne Andy Hayder, Hun
garian, aged 3.', will die, flesh on head
and body burned almost to a crisp; Lizlt
Fedor, Hungarian, aged 50, burned over
entire bodv, no chance of recovery.
Four Badly Wounded Men.
The seriously injured are: August
Murcb, German, aged 35 years, seriously
burned about head and body; Fred Baker,
American, ag;d t years, face and breast
badly burned, probably recover; Jerry
Hnnnessy, aged 'Zi, feet badly burned,
probably necessitate amputation; Lewis
Yardan. liungariaii, a .red 34. face and
arms burned, will get well, but may lose
The accident was unforeseen and en
tirely unavoidable. The furnace had been
blow preparatory to reliaing it, and
water had been turned on the coke, of
which twenty or more tous clung to the
Overm-helmed by Hot Cake
A gang of men were inside the stack
breHkiur. loose the bottom, when suddenly
a large iron band that supported the fur
nace bottom g-tve way. The workmen
beard the great mass above them begin
ning to fall, and with a cry of horror ran
for their lives Thebreak was on the side
from which they ran, and the great mass
of hot coke poured out over them. None
of tbe workm-n was buried hy the ava
lanche, bur. they wete burned by the
tongues of flame and volume of sparks
which reached out after them.
Scenes Alter the Accident.
Men with half their clothing cut from
their body as by knives and the remain
der in flames, ran through the streets or
lay down and rolled in the puddles which
the rain had formed. Eve witnesses state
that the air inside tbe Lnilding seemed to
be on fire, every rag of clothing was
burned from the body of one of the Hun
garians, wbo is now dying with his flesh
hanging iu shreds and an eye burned
from j'a socket He ran to th. police
atation 100 yards away, where he was
cared for until the arrival of an ambu
lance. Terrible Fat of Ed Hughes.
Edward Hughes, who died last evening,
appeared to have lost bis reason daring
tbe few minutes of his most intense suf
fering. He ran a considerable distance,
with his clothing on Ore and then extin
guished tbe flames by rolling in the wet
street. He then bolted straight ahead
gain for a half-block or more when he
made his way. into the boose of persons
totally unknown to him. badiy frighten
ing the inmates. He threw himself on
the floor and was shortly taken away by a
few men wbo bad followed him.
INTO A SEVENTY-FOOT ABYSli.
Frightful -Wrack oa the Northern Paoifle
-Seven Hen Injured. -
Minneapolis, Minn., Oct. 17 A Hel
ena, Mont., special to The Tribune, ays:
Seven men are lying more or less iuj ired
at the Catholic hospital in this
city from a btd wrack on the Biu der
branch of the Northern Pacific railrutd.
The east-bound freight passed as tar as
Bridge 19, and when fairly on the same,
the bridge, went down with the ntire
train, falling a distance of seventy feet.
The train ia badly wrecked. When the
news was received here a relief train vas
speedily sent out to bring iu the wound el.
The Worst Hurt Victims.
The train's crew suffered chiefly. The
injured are: Engineer H. Mayhew, s ine
aud internal injuries; Fireman Lundford,
arm broken and internal injuries, at pres
ent unconscious; Conductor Ten oey, baily
injured, could not talk. Among the fas
aeugers were H. Rudolph, of Hele ia,
ankle broken, spine injured, and body
bruised; A. J. W'itherow, right li nb
crushed and back injured.
ALLEGED PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS
A Refutation That neora To He C n
claslve as to Kussla.
Washington City. Oct. 17. Secretary
Blaine has been informed by the minister
of the United States at St. Petersburg in
regard to tbe various reports of the t al
leged persecution by the Russian govern
ment of the Hebrews living in that conn
try, that upon a thorough investigation it
is a source of sjiecial gratification tola?
able to present the denial not only of ti e
Russian government, but of the Hehrev s
themselves, and confirmatory testimony
that these injurious allegations are bas.
less. The British Make an Inquiry.
He says that it appears that a para
graph receutly appeared in The Ixm.ton
Times, stating that despite the disavowal
of the Russian government sum- 5'X) or
(500 Hebrew families residing at Odea.t
had been summarily notitied that the
must immediately abandon their homes
and, in fact, had already been expelled.
Soon after ihis publication appeared ths
British embassy at St. Petersburg called
upon the British consul at O ie.ss. to make
a full investigation of it. The consul re
ports that the story is denied not only by
the government, but by the Hebrews
themselves, even nvore emphatically by
Origin of th. Report.
No such order was issued, and no move
ment of the kind attempted. The report
evidently originated from the fxct that
Some Hebrew families had voluntarily
emigrated or were preparing to do so
The rabbis and highest authorities ex
plained this emigration as due to the fact
that in the Hebrew families there were
many youths, an l that, as the number,
admitted to the universities was limited
they removed to other countries, solely to
secure the opportunity of higher educa
tion. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS.
Canadian eggs are now being exported
to England with great success.
A Baltimore man is perfecting a device
for the preservation of human bodies by
The championship bas ball game be
tween the Brooklyn League and Louis
Til! Association clubs was pctponed at
Louisville Thursday because of wet
John Reid, the 13 year-old son of J. YV
Reid. chairman of the Prohibition stat
central committee, was found badiy intox
ioated in a dive at Grand Rapids, Mich.,
Mike Kelly, the only, the Boston :0.(X1
base b,ll beauty, was put in the New
York bastile Thursday uight for keeping
a gambling house. Caught in the act by
a police raid.
The following national banks have been
authorized to commence business: First
National Exchange bank of Port Huron,
Mich , capital 135.lV: National bank of
Denison, Tex., capital riXi 0OJ.
Rev. Tatrick Smith, pastor the Roman
Catholic church at Storm Iake. Ia., has
sued Patrick Casey, one of his parishion
ers, for money due for supp'irt of the
church aud got judgment for i and costs
The Union Labor party of Milwaukee
which has come out flatfooted against tt'e
Lntheran crusade on the Bennett law,
will wheel two miniature school house
around the city and their candidates will
speak from them.
Policeman Jnnge, who was shot by
Madden at Chicago Wednesday, was
slightly better Thursday morning. The
house surgeoti at the Michael Reese hos
pital says that there ia a chance for the
wounded man to recover.
Because he went hack on ber at the
very altar Miss Eva Wie, of Mechanis
ville. Pa., knocked C J. Noble down with
a loaded cane Tuesday night, and then
lashed his face with a cowhide until it
was permanently disfigured.
Gen. Renjtmin F. Butler was arrested
at Pueblo, Col., Wednesday by a consta
ble, on a suit for t'i 04 by F. P. Lannon,
Tbe debt was contracted several years ago
by an agent of Gen. Butler, who had
charge of one of the general's ranches.
Chief of Police Hennessy, of New Or
leans, was basely murdered Welnesday
night as be was entering his house by
Italians who had a grudge against him.
They shot him down with shot-guns.
Four of the assassins have been arrested.
Mrs. Gaines, wife of a Kentucky farmer,
sued for divorce on the ground that
though her husband was wealthy, he in
sisted upon her doing house and kitchen
work. Tbe court refused a decree, saying
that the plaintiff knew who she was mar
rying, and the work complained of wa
no greater hardship than was the lot ol
farmers wives general!)'. An appeal wa
It's a Mighty Itrastic Law.
CHICAGO, Oct. 17. Postmaster Sexton
has received a copy of instructions in re
gard to the enforcement of the anti-lottery
law. He says: "The law will be strictly
enforced in every particular in regard to
advertisements of lotteries, gift enter
prises, concerts, fairs, premiums, guess
ing contest,, etc., and some of the Chi
cago newspapers will be compelled to
cea-e doing w hat they are now doing in
that line. Tbey may as well understand
that now, and arrange their business ac
cordingly, for the law will be strictly en
forced." The Ohio Senate Iases n Bill.
Coll Mill's. O., Oct. 17. Late yesterday
afternoon the senate, by a strict party
vote, passed the bill embodying the Dem
ocratic caucus compromise on the Cincin
nati board -if public improvement affair.
This bill gives tbe governor absolute
power of removal, and provides that au
entirely new board to consist of four
members ins ead of five as at present,
shall be elected by the people, next April.
The bill was at once sent to the house,
where it was read tbe first time, a motion
to suspend the rules and give it tbe third
reading being lust. It will get through
the house by to-morrow, however, if
nothing happens in the shape of a bolt.
The Boycott In Politics.
Charleston, S. C, Oct. 17. The Alli
ance or Tillman party have inaugurated
a boycott against the Haskellites. The
movement was started at a township in
Union county, where the adherents of
Tillman have resolved to buy nothing
from any merchant who supports Has
kelL The same method was adopted dur
ing the campaigu for nomination, when
daily newspapers were boycotted by the
Alliance for opposing Tillman, and a
great many merchants in the cities and
towns were boycotted for the same rea
son. O'Brien and Dillon's Intentions.
Pakis, Oct. 17. O'Brien and Dillon ar
rived here 3-esterday. Af er remaining
eight days in Paris for tbe purpose of en
joying a brief rest after their recent se
vere trials, and to permit of communica
tion with the leader of tbe party in Ire
land and America, they will proceed to
Havte, where tbey will take a steamer
displaying the flag of tbe French Ke
pulic and bound for New York.
A Hit a tha B n CUj.
She Oh, isn't it cold? There must, be
Icebergs near. Did yon meet any earn
ing over? .:
He One. She wu from Boston.
HE OWES MILLIONS.
A Michigan Lumber and
LIABILITIES PUT AT $3,000 u.
The Collapse Carries Down Firm at
Grand Raplila, Which I Short Abont
O0,0O0 The Failure rVot I.lkely to
Seriously AfTect Other Point Hope,
of His F.mployes A lllff Lot of Asset,
To m livitled.
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct 17. A private
dispalcu just received here says: R. G.
Peters, the millionaire lumberman of
Manistee, Mich., has as-dgned to a Mr.
Henry, of Detroit Peiers is quote 1 in
mercantile agenciei at f l.noo.OOQ. This is
the most stupendous flnancl.il crash
known iu Michigan for many yesrs. Mr.
Peters is a great lumber and sU "oaron,"
and it is said that his liabilities are in the
neighborhood of $3,00.1,000. Soon after the
announcement that Peters hail as-dgned
to A M. Henry, of Detroit, a brother-in-law
of ex governor Alger, a telegram was
received trom Grand Hapids sta.iag that
Arthur Meigs & Co, of that city, a firm
in which Peters was largely interested,
had failed with liabilities aggregating
nearly ,-Jis).0OJ. Mr. Peters was interest
ed in a score of big enterprises in north
ern Michigan. He bad made money rap
idly iu uumberless ventures, aud as
wealth rolled in upon him his operations
grew to enormous proportions.
Me Had t nlllnited Credit.
While lumber and s lit were his special
ties, he dealt in everything that promised
gain, and his con ft lence iu his own abili
ties as a financier intected others to such
an exlent that almost unlimited capital
was always at bis command. Bankers
eagerly discounted his paper, and mer
chants and manufacturers with idle funds
are said to have placed large sums of
spare cash with the marvelous money
maker lor investment. Mr. Peters' credit
was not con lined lo northern Michigan,
but extend. -d to Detroit, Milwaukee. Chi
cago, ami am iller cities. While it is be
lieved his liabilities iu the three places
named are considerable, the information
at hand does not warrant any fears that
serious consequences will follow at either
of those points. The collapse, however,
will probably have a far-reaching effect
iu northern Michigan.
The Creditors Wldelj Scattered.
A gentleman at Manistee, who is famil
iar with Mr. Peters' financial operations
is reported to have said last nigl that
the creditors are widely scattered, and,
while their claims aggregate a.i enor
mous sum, the loes extend over a terri
tory so larire that they will be hardly felt.
Much excitement exists among the em
ployes of Mr. Peters, who will l.e de
prived of woik at the Legiunini; of win
ter if the various establishment shut
down. It is believed, however, that a
ponionof the immense biisim-ss will be
continued by the assignee, ami the opin
ion is also expressed that som of the
wealthy men who have heretofore had
Filch con ti lence in Mr. Peters may yet
come to his rescue.
Has Confidence In Him Yet.
James Koeeliiud, who has been the in
dorser of a great amount of Mr. Peters'
paier, and is probably his heaviest Mil
waukee creditor, said last night: "l heard
of this matter last nig'it.bnt my informa
tion was not of adelinite nature. It Is
true that I am Mr. IV.ers' creditor for a
large amount, but 1 have good security.
I have the utmost confidence in Mr. Pe
ters " Tbe Milwaukee correspondent of
the Mauistee National batik, of wtiich
Mr. l'et-rs is president, is tha National
Exchange bank. Grant Fitch, tbe cash
ier, expre-sed the belief that the Manis
tee bank would not be affected, reg ard
less of Mr. Peters' iH-rsonal obligations.
Some of l'eter' paper is held by Milwau
kee balks, but not enough tocause tbe
Urn. Alger Is All Right.
A telegram from Detroit says that Pe
ters secured Ku-eil A. Alger and the De
troit National bink by a tD.uo) bi 1 of
sale two hours Is-fore be assvne.1; also
chat the assets in Manistee, Grand lisp
ids aud the lauds iu the northern peuui
sula, lumber, etc., on had, if judiciously
handled will, it is thought, cover the lia
bilities. A REMARKABLE PICTURE.
Score, ot Women Faint While Look! ng at
It Chris Hefore Pilate.
INIov. Oct. 17. A sensation has been
aroused in Berlin by the exhibition of a
new pictorial representation of Christ be
fore Pilate. The painting is hy a Rns
s an artist, Nicolai. Its powerful real-it-m
may l inferred from the thrt ..hat
s-ores of women have fainted at the sight.
The picture, though horrible, is straugely
fascinating, and the salon where it is dis
played is continually crowded to suffoca-
ti tn. Thsubj-ctiB treated from an en
ti -fly different conception to that of Mnn
kacsy iu his famous painting bearing the
same title. The work is pronounced by
critics to be vastly inferior to the latter
in a purely- artistic sense, but yet to pos
sess a remarkable power which can hard
ly be attributed lo simple realism.
The Adventure of n Rin;.
Atlanta. Ills , Ot 17. S. H. Fields,
president of the Atlanta National bank,
Ju!y 5 last, with a large party, was in
ba hing in Silt Lake. Utah, and lost a
va'. liable Scottish Kite Masonic ring off
his finger in abont three feet of water.
Sept 15, seventy days after, a party were
in lathing in Salt Lake. J. T. Miiliken, a
we 1-kunwn citizen of Illiopolis, tils., be
ing among the number. A lady in the
party found the identical ring in the lake,
the owner's name Is-ing engrave t inside.
Mr. Miiliken brought the ring baik and
hat just returned it to Mr. Fields.
A Nice Lot of Immigrants.
New York, Oet 17. The aggregate cap
ital of 528 Italian immigrants who landed
at the barge office Wednesday from the
steamship Alesia was just 4.1, or not 14
cents a piece. Among the impoverished,
but hardy-looking lot, wera two nlleged
brigtnds, Amilia Kussi and Guiseppe de
Uuu-eppe. letters from Sicily to tbe
barge office said that Amiiiaand Guiteppe
bad obtained pasatiorts by representing
then selves to I highly moral citizens,
wheti tbey had been convicted of robbery
and ! her crimes.
A TorriM, Fir Raging.
La Ckossk, Vnd., Oct. 17 A fierce fire
is racing ir. the great marsh which sur
rounds this town, and the greatest excite
menc prevails. The marsh covers more
than 8.1IU0 acres. Four thousand tous of
stacked hay ha, already been burned,' and
3,000 tons more is sure to be destroyed.
1 he TarlnTon Canadian Lumber.
Washington' City, Oct 17. Assistant
Secret ary Spanldiog has written a letter
to tbe collectors of customs on the Cana
dian lurder informing them of the action
of the Canadian government In taking off
tbe ei port duty on "timber or lumber of
any k nd whatsoever after Oct. 13 "Un
der to sea circumstances," says Assistant
Secret sry Spsulding, "sawed .lumber im
ported from Canada after tbe 13th inst..
will bt subjected to duty at the rates pre
scribed by tue new tariff act.
Wouldn't Btay Dead.
PrjEHLO. Colo, Oct 17. Abont two
months ago tbe body of a drowned man
was found in tbe Arkansas river a mile
below this city. A number of persons
identified it as that of John McGrail, and
the coroner's jury accordingly returned a
verdict that McGrail had come to his
death by suicide. Wednesday McGrail
came U Pueblo looking well and hearty.
El-Representative Scott Dying.
Washington Citt. Oct 17. The Star
says that private advices received here
state that ex-Represeutative William L.
boott is dying at bis home in trie. Pa.
The millionaire's efflic'.ion is gastric fe
ver and bis physicians gave up all hope of
recovery three or four days ago.
A Candidate Charged with Fraud.
Cbicak, Oct 17. A warrant for the
rrest of Sol Tan Praag, Democratic can
didate f jr tbe legislature ia this city, on
cnarg, of subornation of perjury In con
nection with alleged naturalisation
frauds, sras sworn oat yesterday before
Commiat ioner Hoy a,.
While out coon hunting Wednesday
night, nt at Paris, Ills., James Grass and
his dog trere both killed by a heavy tree
falling oil them.
OF UNITED LABOR
Chauncey M. Depew Gives Us
A TALK TO ARTHUR'S FRATERNITY
Rome Comment, on tbs Combine a Ap
plied Kow-a-Iay, to Everything So
cialism Condemned A Little Deal
That the Noted Orator !ecllnel to Go
Into Conferences with Employes and
Some Indispensable Conditions of Sue
cess The Central fttrlke.
PlTTncRO, Oct. 17. The International
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
held its annual open meeting in the
Grand Opera bouse yesterday afternoon.
Every available inch of room was occu
pied. Addresses were made by Master of
Ceremonies H. K. Adams, Mayor Gour
ley, of Pittsburg; George W. Elphenstone,
Esq., Lieutenant Governor Davies,
Chauncey M. Depew, Grand Chief
Arthur, and others. President Depew re
ceived a genuine ovation when introduced
by Chairman Adams, li His address was
listened to with great interest. Several
times tbe speaker was compelled to pause
owing to the enthusiasm and applause of
Chaunrey l)epews Address.
Mr. Depew began by speaking of the
numerous labor organizations which
have been formed recently, and the So
cialistic propaganda, which he declared
lo lie impossible of success. Of the latter
le said 500 societies had been wrecked by
lisciples who could get along with no
3ody in this world and would never be re
seived Into the next..
What Are W Here forf
"No labor organization can permanent
ly succeed whose sole'and only object is to
Increase wages an I diminish hours. Tbe
tendency of such an organization is evi
dent, aud rapidly causing collisions and
failure. Your record is unexampled iu
the history of the contact between em
ployer and employes at home or abroad,
in the harmonious relations which have
been maintained, and in the intelligence
and proserity of your members. In the
Lnited States our pace is so rapid, and
our development so phenomenal that
without due consideration we rush to ex
tremes. This is true both of capital and
An Age of Combinations.
"Within a few years everything, from
pine lands to peanut, and from steel rai s
to sardines, has been organized into some
form of corporation or trust. This uui
versal effort to absorb the individual, to
divide the people into employing compa
nies ami employes, and to destroy compe
tition, will inevitably end in disaster.
Hostile legislation and the laws of trade
will leave only the legitimate enterprises
surviving In the same way and from
the same cause there have been several
an bilious attempts to form gigantic la
bor trusts, which should combine under
one control and autocratic authority ev
ery occupation in which a wage earner
His Own Experience Noted.
"Labor must lie as intelligent as capital
upon its own grounds. The committee
which calls upen the employer or the
railroad officers must know its own busi
ness as well as he dies. Hun
dreds of commiitees of our employes have
been to see me, and I can safely say that
after the full and free discussion which
always took place not one of them ever
went out of my office except to carry back
a satisfactory message to '.heir constitu
ents. I do not mean that what was asked
was always granted, because an intelli
gent committee when it see, the other
side always modifies and sometimes aban
dons its demands.
A Little Inside History.
"A committee called upon me last fall
wuh complaints and demands, all of
which were quickly and satisfactorily ad
justed. They then made a demand for
the locomotive engineers. I said to them:
Gentlemen, that body is able to speak for
itself.' They then said that their object
was to break up the organization of loco
motive engineers and to gather into tbe
one organization every department of
the railway service, and that if the man
agement of the Central road would recog
nize the claimsof engineers only through
them, this result would be brought about
and upon a much lower basis than the
Brotherhood could admit under their
rules, and if we did not do so they would
strike and tie up the road.
Not Ining Business That Wav.
"I said to them: "I regard the Brother
hood of Icomotive Engineers as the best
labor organizttion in the United States as
a safeguard both to the public and to the
corporation against unreasonable de
mands or intemperate violence, aud you
may do your worst, but in a matter
which affects the brotherhood I will rec
ognize only them.' That night the offi
cers of the brotherhood were informed
and the concession made to them, and
that threat of a strike was never carried
A Compliment to the Rrotherhootl.
"Years of successful trial of fair, frank,
and friendly discussions with the em
ployes on the Central, upon questions of
differences which arose from time to time,
had led me to believe that a strike was
impossible upon that road. In that trust
I went Abroad during the summer to have
my hopes shattered. But you were true
to the relations which for many years had
been established, and sustained my faith
in the efficacy of any effort to maintain a
satisfactory and permanent understanding
between capital and labor. The citizens
of New York and of th, whole country
owe lo the Brotherhood of locomotive
Engineers a debt of gratitude for tho
courage, fidelity, and intelligence with
which they stool by their post, and per
formed their duties during the recent
troubles on the New York CentraL
A Hreara of Etopla.
Mr. Depew- closed with a plea for fair
dealing between employer and employe,
in which capital should yield to labor its
just proportion of the rewards of busi
ness, and labor be satisfied with that
just proportion, and hope for the dawn of
a period when employes in any industry
shall not be arrayed in hostile camp,
over the whole country against their em
ployers in the same business; wben tbe
combinations will not be of the workers
on the one hand and the officers or firms
on the other as against each other, but
with good sense, friendly feeling, and
kindly tempered dispositions they shall
meet upon common grounds for the com
mon good with an overwhelming sense of
Carnegie Indulges In Humor.
Andrew Carnegie waa the next speaker
after Mr. Depew. Ixud cheers greeted
him. He made a humorous addreis. He
said: "I got my start in life while in the
railwsy service. I was an official onoe,
hut reformed early, else I might have
been class.-d ivuh some of the hoary sin
ners in front of you." He esid he was in
favor of labor organisations, but believed
tbe best to be those in which the employ
er and the employ s share.
Arthur Not for Federation.
Chief Arthur then read his address. He
outlined the policy of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Engineers, and expressed his
l.ntiment on the most important ques
tion lefore the present convention, that
of uniting with the Federated Order of
Railway Employes, when he said: "We
are proud of our organization, and we
must preserve it intact from all alliances
or connection with other organizations."
Bishop Cortlsndt Whitehead pro
nounced a brief benediction, and the audi
ence was dismissed, y
THE DISTINGUISHED DEAD.
funeral Services Over the Remains of
Justice Miller Gen. Belknap's Bur
Washington CiTr. Oct. i". In the
chamber where Henry Clay made tbe
speeches that made -him famous as a
statesman n.tid an orator, all that was
mortal of Clay's devoted follower and
disciple. Justice Samuel F. Miller, re
posed yesterday while relatives, friends,
official associates and many person of
distinction paid a last tribute to his mem
ory. Some of the Floral Tributes.
Several floral pieces were banked against
the desks of the justices. There were no
ether decorations. The central floral pi ece
represented an open book, and on o ne of
it, leaves immortelles formed tha words:
"With malice towards none," and en tha
other, "With charity towards alLT ThU
tribute was from the ladies of the Garfield
hospital board of managers. President
Harrison sent two crossed swords of white
flowers encircled by a wreath of rosea and
orchids. A sbeaf of wheat was secretary
Noble's offering. Mrs. Harrison seat an
anchor, and Mrs. Hancock, Senator Ed
munds, Mrs. Fuller, and the pupils of ths
National Law university sent other floral
The Presidential Party.
The body and its escort reached the Cap
itol at 8 o'clock and a few minutes later,
while the casket containing the remains
of Justice Miller was being carried into
the building, the presidential party en
tered the supreme court chamber and
took seats in the second tier to the right
The party consisted of the following per
sons: Tbe president Mrs. Harrison, Sec
retary aud Mrs. Blaine, Secretary and
Mrs. Windom, Secretary and Mrs. Noble,
Secretary and Mrs. Kusk, Attorney Gen
eral and Mrs. Miller, Secretary Tracy and
Private Secretary Halford.
Other lMstlngulshed Attendants.
Then the chief Justices and associate
justices of the supreme court and Justice
Strong (retired) entered aud took seats in
front of the presidential jparty. The jus
tires acted as honorary pail-bearers. Mrs.
Miller entered on the arm of her son, Mr.
Irvine Miller, and waa accompanied by
other relatives and friends. Others pres
ent were Senators Dolph, Manderson and
Paddock and ex-Attorney General Gat
land. The funeral services were simple,
consisting of a couple of hymns, Bible
reading, and an address by Kev. W. A.
Peparture for Kenhuk.
Mrs Miller and her family then drove
to the Milter residence where they pre
pared forthe journey lo Keokuk. The cas
ket remained at the court room for a short
time anil was then taken to the Pennsyl
vania railroad station where the funeral
train was in waiting. At 7:30 o'clock the
traiu with the funeral party ou board left
for Keokuk, w here it , is due to-morrow-morning.
The party consisted of Mrs.
Miller, Mrs. Louzalin (her daughter). Mi -a
Corkbill ;Justn-e Miller's granddaughter).
Professor and Mts Wilson, Mr. and Mrs.
Beeves, Mr. and Mrs, Adams, Chief Jus
tice Fuller, Justice Brewer, Maj. Wright,
(marshal of the supreme conn), Mr. Mc
Kinney clerk of the court). Fred Faust
(a page) and t wo supreme court messen
gers. Given a Soldier's lltirial.
Washington Citv, Oct. 17. St John's
Episcopal church was packed with
friends of Gen. liclknap yesterday, many
of those present lieing distinguished jco
ple, ou the occasion of the funeral of the
geueral. The lsan'iful Episcopal serv
ice for the dead was performed ami then
the body was escorted to the grave at
Arliujiton by the I'nion vetctai;, G A.
K., and the Third Artillery hau l. The
casket was borne into and out of the
church by six non-com missioned oiTi.vrs.
Mauy army and navy idiii-ers, o-Iiiials.
and other friends of the dead soldier nl
tended Ihe funeral Isith at tbe church
aud gr.tve. Among the honorary pall
liearers were Secretary Noble. Gen. L. A.
Grant (sssistant se. retnry f wai). Gen.
Bussey (assistant secretary i f - he inl-rior).
Gen. Benet, Gen. K. W. Ycazey, comman
der in-cbief i f ihe Grand Army of tbe
A Very Creditable Strike.
Ishpkmim;, M cii.. tier. 17. One bun
dat-d ami twenty live miners went to work
yesterdny morning A mass-meeting of
strik-rs was held in th.: afternoon, nt
whien There wss an iii-flect ual attempt to
vote on continuing tbe strike. M-iuy of
the men wili return at once, ui.d the
s rike is pr ft ;c lily over. Three 1'iou
san I iniii-rs lt.ti. Is?u o'i a st--is:e for
eleven dsys. arid nol o ie lias Is-en ar
re-te l f r druiiKeiine- or breach of tbe
luiprisonokftit lor Life.
Cllli (ei. t 1 7 i li jury in the iae
of Alex K.i-e, Hie nero who has iweri on
trial 'o re for I lie murder of Jeinii- Me
liarv.-y. a wt.ite woin.i;. f easv viritie. re
turned a veni ct et. r lay rinding the
pti-.ou.-r guilty and lix.u h.s punisbm-nt
at im; r soimient for life
A Decision as to Eorelgu llotiks.
Washington Cnv. O.-t. 17 The trews,
ury depat t m tit h.i decided tha' tin ler
the new tariff law a book printed exclu
sively in a language other than English,
w hether b.oi 1 1 or uniiouud. is enti! led to
free entry into the United States
I'BICAOO. Oct. 16.
Quotation on Hie Ksrl of trade tonlay
w ere as follows: Wh-at -No. i O.-toher. opened
l.i'l-4. closed $1. ; December, op.-nej fl.i8.
close I Jl.ntV May. o.s-ne I JI.hT. rbwed
$1,071. C..rn- o i Is tolsir. opened Wise,
closed .ic: lV.-cuilsr. ots-nel :nfc closed
5tn4i-: May. pw.l closed ."wS . ot
- No - m-tots-r. oM-ucd 4 4, ciospj tc,
Ilecember. ojs-.ied Csc, cbis.sl 4Jr; May,
op, ned 4-V. rl.is.l ..v,c. l ork 4 k-tober,
opened and ciisi $.;.: January, oi-oued
Hi. :.. closed tll.lfif M10. o.s-ne.l MJ.40,
c!o-sl fist'i lri atob,r. o;iened ja 1T,
Live stock I'nion st.s-V ards priee-e Hogs
- Market was weak oud litxIJr oil: lij.hl
grades. -XTU.r I..V; rough ackinj, fJ.T aft
;V-C: mixed lo s, :i.(V.t. i; beavy lucking
and shipping lot s. $4 0'n,1.6 1.
lrodus: ilutter Fancy s.pseat.ir. -v: per
: tine fathered cream. it'frH-; iinet dairies,
Tr.tv. Kirtfs - KrvsU can lie L lo. o.f , lv per.
dz. Live KMiliry 'luckens, bens and spring
chickens, si i-.s: per turkeys. Hit Ilk-; ducks,
tsc. I'olatocs uitii-e to fumy, 7ici7.V" per
bu.: Wisconsin. o f.rs: sweet . otato.is. ftoi
$;i.i' per bbl Apples Illinois irre..Q cooking,
li ;: :) per bbl.; eating, tl."ij.l "
Niw York. Oct. 1.
Wheat-No. 2 red winter cash. fl.UTi
I. 074; do iK-cenusT, l.i; do January.
II. ir-V,. yirn-No. t niived. r.7'4 t!:4e cash;
do Novemts-r. ist'ic; do Decetnter, s t.als
Quiet: No. 2 mixed rash, .'ivsisnc; do
Noveints-r. 4Kh Kye and Iwiriey -Dull.
INirk vniet mess, $11. ."si La d -Qillct
Live Stm k: Cattle Mur .el weak no trad
ing iu b ev.-s; dressed Issi, slow : native sides,
Kln-i's4l" V sMiccp anl l-aiiib- t-bis-f
Steidy. lamb-du 1 an.l 14c V lr lower; she p.
14'O.i'iii im It s; la m.s. '. ." !.''. re" Ho.s
- Mil set nnti; live bogs, jl.:!'. 4. II f1 l.O lbs
BOCI ISXAHD. ..
Hsy rpland prattle. tiOnas 50
Hay Timoiny fs 0115$ S SO.
Hay Wild, flO On.
lists 17 an
Ooi Mnn Ha
Cord Wooo&l V-O.H.10.
A prominent physiciin and old army
surgeon in eastern Iowa was railed away
from home for a few days. Puriog his
absence one of the children contracted a
severe cold, and bis wife bought a bottle
of Chs-mhtrlain s Cough lieir.edy for it
They were to much pleased with the
remedy that they afterwards used sev
eral bottles at various times lie said
from experience with i', be regarded it as
the most reliable preparation in use for
colds, and that it Came the nearest of be
ioft a specific of any medicine he bsd
ever seen. For sale by Harlz & Bahn
In the pursuit of the gool things of
'his world we anticipate too much; we
eat out the heart and sweetness of worlds
!y pli-asuies by delightful forethought of
them. Tbe results obtained from the use
at Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
ill claims. It cures dyspepsia, and a!l
vromach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It ia a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for as? ue and
malarial disease,. Price, 50 cents, of
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all la laaveaiac stragta.--(7. A ffnsti atmi
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and shall he pleased to see all our friends, whore
we will show them the most complete Kktail
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Open daily from t A. M. to 3 P. It ., sad on Toes
day snd Sstordsr Evenings from 1 to
Interest allowed on Dcsposits at the rate
of 4 per Cent, per Annum.
Deposits received in amounts of
$1 and Upwards.
SECURITY AND ADVANTAGES.
Ts, private property of the Trortoes is ri'snoa
slbltto th, depositor. Tbe other ,re prohibi
ted from borrowla snyof its Burners. Minors
snd msrried women protected by special lsw.
Omfni:-. W. Wirnoci, President: Poa
Tin Sunns,, Vice President; C. r. lliaisvit,
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