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THE BOCK: I8L AND ARGUS, TUESDAY, OOTOBEH 190.
Published Dmny.nd Weekly at At"
uue, Kock Island. 111.
J. W. Potter.
TH-Daily. 60c per month; Weekly, E8.00
ttve character, political or rellirloiia. man bare
real name attached for PM,I J25f
ttclee will be printed over nctitiona irastarea.
Atmnrmoo. c.mraunlc.ilon. not noticed.
Corre.pnndence solicited Irom every township
In Kock Island coonty.
TtrKSDti, October 28. 180.
Fnr I'nlted "tate Senator.. .... Joint M. Pum
Mr Mats Tiramin-r EowaBO . iuoii.
for boi. of Public In-tructioo.. .. HbsBT Rajs.
ForTrntee Illinois! N. W. (!,
I'oivemtty. J ....Kicbabo D. MoKeaa.
For State Setiatnr... .
Bbb T. Cabls
K. I! irnmaw
I Osoaus W. Vimtom
(John A. WiLaoH.
For t'ountr .lmk'e.
For County Clerk..
...CHaBi.it A. Crbctb
, o. 1. Oobdob
;so. B. Rkowmbb
Fort'ounty Supt. of schools. Cna. B MiUHiu
Concerning the Hennepin canal I be a; to
ansa re you that I advocate It balidliis; ai
heartily an you or an any other cltlien
deeply Interested In a national work of
each Importance. A waterway connect
ing the Mlaalaaippl and Mlaaonrl riven
with the Great Lakee, thna giving to wee-'
era prod ncta direct water communication
with the Kaat.enllatamj heartlyaympatby
and eooport, and I have no healtanvy la
pledging my beat endeavors to accomplish
an dealrable an end Mr. Cablt't Ullfr.
. ... -
about 60 00
THti LIK OF A LAWYER.
Veal llaanat the Truth to Avoid an
In pleasant Adnilwaion.
Tbe Vnii-n is still trying to make the
people believe tlitt Oust did not prevent
the opening of the brhUe to the people.
It misiht as well give up that hopeless
task. The facta have fell been eiven to
the public, ami tbe ocly thing the Ctiicii
or Ue?t can do is to deny them, without
any foundation for the denial. Captain
Robinson's letter ami other correspond
ence in relation to tbe matter, have been
published in tbe Akol'3. Gest answered
a letter by spying that no change would
be made without himself getting notice,
That is, tLe bridge would still be kept
closed against tbe people until he had no
tice f the change, and there was no
change intended, as Captain Rubinson
was hounding on Gest to have tbe bridge
remain as it was closed to the public.
Some one has written to Gcst while be
ia down in tbe district about the affair,
and be answers from Buhnell that he
"ntvir did or said anything towards
closing the lrid:;e or making it atoll
bridge." That is tbe cunning trick of
the lawyer introducing matter which
seems to bear upon the point, but does
not. If he were questioned about this
letter aftewards he might truthfully say
that he did not close the bridge
or make it a toll bridge,
he stated. bat tbe people are
finding fiull with is not that
be closed tbe bridge or made it a tol
bridge, but that when he found it closed
and a tol! exacted that he did not have
it opened and the toll abolished, particu
larly as be had been repeatedly urged to
do so. He says Captain Robinson asked
blm to see tbe war office to get him
(Robinson) a chance to be beard before
changing orders as to the use of tbe
bridge- If the Unfvn was right that the
bridge wa- not closed to tbe people what
Is Gest talking about'.- Either the Union
lies or Gest lies. The fact !s they both
lie. They are both trying to wiggle
through the same little bole, but tbe
bole is too small to admit of either of
them. And in Gesl's letter, after thus
getting rid of a disagreeable question by
not answering ,it, he wanders off about
tbe rights of American citizens to be
beard and other clap trap fiddle faddle of
that sort. Gest seems to have got bis
training in a circumlocutionary office,
where tbe principal business was to learn
bow not to do a thing.
The way Gen. Henderson's allusions
both to Ex-president Cleveland and to
our next congressman, Mr.B. T. Cable
and they were neither of them made in
an offensive way, for Gjn. Henderson
does not resort to personality were re
ceived with enthusiastic cheers in Har
per's theatre last night, demonstrated
ery clearly that the audience was largely
made up of people who were present as
a compliment to the general rather than
his mission on this particular occasion.
Captain Rouinbon said at the meeting
last night that when Gest was naked to
do anything at any time that be always
ran to do it. At least that was Lis ex
perience, be said. And the captain was
right as to Gest doing his particular bid
ding. He was told to keep the bridge
closed for Robinson's benefit and he did
it. He was told to oppose the viaduct
for the same purpose and be did it. The
people will now tell him to stay at home
and hell do It
The Unin says that when Gest re
turned from Washington be caught tbe
eye of the people and thus recognized
him. So he did. He was quicker at
catching the rye of the people about
election time than be was in catching the
eye of tbe speaker in order that he might
say aomething in tbe interests of bis con
stituents when in Washington Tbe
Uni,m slobbers over Gest like a cow over
a fick calf.
Qkt when In Washington never sent
home an inquiry as to what the people
were doing here in the matter of his elec
tion, says the r,'m. Perhaps it wasn't
necessary. All his henchmen wer4 flood
log reams of paper with ink telling him
be had better keep away as long as pos
sible, the longer the better.
The swan is sii.ging its funeral note
this morning. The is piping iu
It is rumored that the sale of Dr. Bull a
Cough Syrup has uken such dimensions
in r!i proct0" unable to supply
all order. We ad viae our druggisti to
prepare, themselves for M emergencies
M the people rely on them for this valu
$50,000 to loan on real estate security,
in sums of 200 and upward, at lowest
current rates of Interest, without com
mission. E. W. Hurst, Attorney at
law. Rock Island.
From 1 825
rom 1 834
from 1 H43
BA D SITTING BULL.
An Indian Agent Discourses on
THESE IS KOTHDJG GOOD IN HIM.
A Character Without a Red er minx Trait,
Re la Potent with Hla Tribe Secretary
Nobla Tells Mayor Grant That New
York Raa Been Counted An Interstate
Commerce Declaloa la Favor of the
Railway Capital City Items.
Washisotoh Citt, Oct. 28. In the an
nual report of the operations of his
bureau Indian Commissioner Morgan
ays there are twelve training school
now in operation, with nn average at
tendance of 1,818 out of an enrollment of
8,113. There are sixty-three government
boarding at-hooH for Indiana on the reser
vations, which need better equipment.
The enrollment was 8,967 and the average
attendance 3.3G7. He speaks well of th e
work carried on by the various religion
denominations, nnd shows that out of an
appropriation for that purpose of fVt,
WS, tbe R iman Catholics get S47.6S9.
The small salaries attaching to the posi
tions of aent and physician make it diffi
cult to get thoroughly efficient -or honest
service, and he recommends an increase.
Intemperance is the wont vice to be con
tended with. He opposes the permitting
of Indians to travel with "wild west"
The Indian Millennium Crase.
The commissioner has received reports
from the Standing Rock agency in South
Dakota iiulicnting that tbe "Indian mil
lennium" craza is increasing among tbe
Sioux Iudiana. Great excitement over
the matter prevails among the Sitting
Bull faction of the Sioux, who are anx
iously and confidently awaiting the com
ing of the nnlleuinm next spring. Agent
McLaughlin in a long report to the de
partment on the aubject says the super
ttitious notion cornea from the more
southern Sioux and is doubtless the same
erase that has been agitating the Sho
sliones in Wyoming and the Cbeyennes
and Arapahoe in the Indian Territory.
A Miai;oided W hite Woman's Work.
Sitting liull appears to be high priest
anil tliei latest apostle of this Indian ab
surdity. Sitting Bull's influence as a dis
turbing element seems to have increased
dnriiig tbe Inst year, and this ia partly ac
counted for, tbe agent thinks, by the
presence of a woman from Brooklyn. Mrs.
V. Weldon, who went to the agency in
June, iss'.i. atinuMiieing herself as a mem
ber of Dr. Blind's society. She has lav
ished numerous and costly gifts upon
Sitting Bull, and this has made tbe chief
more insolent than ever. Tbe agent de
votes a Inrue portion of the report to Sit
ting Bull, giving hirn a bad reputation.
A TlmrmiKhly Had Old Redakin.
He soys he is a man of low cunning, de
void of ti smg'e manly principle in his
nature, or an honorable trait of charac
ter; but on the contrary, is capable of in
citing others (those who believe in hi
powers) to do any amount of mischief.
He is a polvgamist. lilrtine. habitual
liar ami active obstructionist, and agreat
obstiicle in the way of the civilization of
these people, and be is totally devoid of a
single noble trait of character.
The officials of the Indian bureau here
look upon the situation aa serious, but
think they can bridge over the trouble.
THE CENSUS OF NEW YORK CITY.
Secretary Noble Kefn sea to Make a Re
count on the Evidence Before Him.
Washington Citv, Oct, -28. Secretary
Noble ban replied to Mayor Grant's de
mand t lint a new census be taken of New
York city. In his reply the secretary
generally indorses the letter of Acting
Superintendent Child to the mayor, and
says that tbe latter, instead of sending the
proofs upon which he ba-tes hia claim to
a recount, merely reiterate his claim that
said recount was supervised by a govern
ment agent, Mr. Olcott This Secretary
Noble denies, and says that Mr. Olcutt did
not have the power to supervise, and if ha
had possessed such power, had no oppor
tunity to exercise it, as tbe mayor formu
lated tbe scheme of recounting, had the
blanks printed, and gave out his instruc
tions without a word of consultation with
Mr. Olcott, who, as a matter of fact, only
occupied a post of observation.
Iloea Not Secoeearlly Follow.
Secretary Noble says that the mayor
seems to think, that merely because od a
census taken by the New York authorities
f roiirSept. i-9 to Oct. 14 it appears that a
greater result has been found than was
found by the United States census taken
iu Jun, therefore tbe June census was
unquestionably insufficient and unrelia
when taken, aud a re-enumeration should
be made. It is to be observed that tbe
law required the census to be taken iu
such cities asXew York within two weeks
from the first Monday in June, and of
all tbe country before the first day of July
last. Th iaT, was done, and so well done
that the other great cities have been as a
class content. If the season for taking
the census ia to be changed, they would,
no doubt, however, prefer to participate
in any advantages to be gained.
Gotham In Jane and October.
In closing his letter Secretary Noble
says that it is a matter of common ob
servation that many thousands of the
people of the city of New York give up
their abodes in June of each year for va
cation or recreation abroad or in the sur
rounding country, and many thousands
more go to service with them or seek em
ployment elsewhere, but most of them
take up a residence in the city again in
the falL In conclusion the secretary says
that the United States census has been
taken at vast expense and the enumera
tion of the whole people is about to be
announced. The United States enumera
tors of New York were ita citizens and
deeply interested in its progress and dis
tinction. They were intelligent, educated
and industrious. They were paid all the
law allowed aud there is no reason wbv
their work should not have been done
The Railways Win a Case.
Washington Oity, Oct. 28 A long de
cision of the interstate commerce com-
tiission w as announced yesterday in the
taae of Geurge Rice agai nst tbe Southern
Pacific Railway company, the Union Pa
cific Railway company, the Atchison, To
peka and Santa Fe Railway company, and
others, in reference to tbe rates on petro
leum and its product to California
points, as atl-cted by tbe lonj and short
haul clause of the act to regulate com
merce. The decision ia in favor of the
railway lines, and -maintains tbe position
that under the act to regulate eommeroe
tbey luive a xight to make lower rates at
California water and terminal points on
tbis kind of traffic to meet tbe competi
tion of tbe water lilies, without reducing
their rates lo the same level at interme
diate points where no such competition
w Orleans and the Italians.
Washington Citt, Oct. 8. The state
department has forwarded to the gov
ernor of Iouisiana tbe protest of tbe
Italian colony at New Orleans against
contemplated harsh measures by tbe au
thorities of New Orleans against Italians
of that city indiscriminately, because of
tbe assassination of Chief of Police Hen
nessy. The matter was brought to tbe at
tention or tbe state department by Mr.
Georges Ievi, attache, in the absence of
Baron De Kava, tbe Italian minister. Sec
retary Blaine simply telegraphed to tbe
governor the sn balance nf Mr. Levi' fears,
and the substance of the protest, with the
view of informing tbe authorities of
Louisiana bow the Italians and their of
ficial representatives in this country felt
on the subject.
Lady Managers ol the World's Fair.
Washingtox ClTT. Oct. 28. On tbe re
port of Assistant Secretary Nettleton, -
who last week conferred at Chicago with
President Palmer and the execu tive com
mittee of the World's fair eomtuission.
Secretary Windoin yesterday formally ap
proved tne action or tbe commission in
appointing the board of lady managers
lor tbe Columbian exoonition. with al
lowance of traveling expenses and f6 a
day for subsistence while necessarily ab
sent from home on the busineaa of the
Three Raw Rational Banks.
Washington Crrr, Oct. 28. The fol
lowing named national banks have been
art' horized to commence busineaa: Flr"
National bank ol Anna, 111a., capital
50.000- First :
fa., capital tto.OOO; Hamilton National
bank, at Hamilton, Tex., capital! "0.0OJ,
They Were a Little Late.
Washisgtos Citt. Oct 2&-A d.iayed
section of the delegates to the iror and
steel convention, which arrived here Mon
day morning, was received by the presi
dent after hia usual Monday reception
to the public About forty delegate were
Had a Trouble nine Conaeience.
Washington Citt. Ot 28 A con
science contribution of 43 50 in an envel
ope, postmarked Holyoke, Mass., has
been received by Treasurer Huston.
LET A LUNATIC LOOSE,
And the Result Ia the Shooting or Two
Vnaunpert ins; Citlxens.
Belleville, Ills.. Oct as. Iewis Ritt
teahouse, a young man recently released
from a mad-houie in St. Clair county,'
ran amnck with a shot-gun near Prune
du Lang yesterday. He first encountered
Lewis P. Talbot, a neighbor, and f red
both barrels at the unsuspecting man,'
shooting him in the head and lett It ng.
Talbot is not expected to survive, j-tit-'
tenhouse reloaded t he gnn, and meet ing
bis brother shot him in the side. He t ext
opened on bia father, but the old gentle
man closed on him. and after a despei ate
struggle overpowered him.
The Liabilities of R. . Peter.
Manistee, Mich., Oct ?8 The as-iiee
of the R. G. Peters Salt and Lumber com
pany and of R G. Peters has made his
official statement of the assets and lialil
ties.. The R. G. Peters Salt and Lum a-r
company's inventory show assets. t3,NiJ,
93y.04: liabilities, $.V4,3y7.9l; contingent
liabilities. $431,0 0; direct liabilities on A.
Meigs & Co.. UI9.01W, and with Pef. rs
Lumber company of Alco. Ala., to0,0K.
Tbe R G. Peters inventory is: Assets, 13,
630.010.82; liabilities, I,453.2.1.SI; contin
gent aa imlorser for Arthur Meigs & t o.
and William Dunham. FiiO.oju. and
Mathinson & White, tSO.OJO. On I'etei s'
individual a-sets is his listed stock of $ .
700.001 in the Peter Salt and Ltimb-r
company, the value of which is problen
atieaL Two Men Wonndcd Cnto Heath.
Bradford. Pa. Oct. 2s A 4 o'clock
Sunday morning near Beech Tn-e
Junction. Pa., on the Buffalo. R,K-heKtr
and Pittsburg railroad, engine Xo. S'Jwai
pulling a heavy coal train up a sleep
grade. The train broke in two. and dar
ing tbe pr.x-ess of getting it together
again the engine and oti section of tho
train collided. Kugitieer Cey was
caught between the tender and boiler and
his left 'eg ground to a pulp. Br.tkem.tn
Laird wa caught an I terribly mnngled
about the body. C.ts,y died of his inj.ir
at 12 o'clock. Lair.i lingered until 4
o'clock before death relieve i him
A Preacher Accused of Murder.
HiawassKK, Ga., tX-t. 2S Jo-v-pli Gib
son, a prominent farmer, was kiilel t
ntdav night on the public road It -v. M.
I Amnions, who di-ppered during the
night, is accused or the murder, the mo
tives bjinu Gibson's ki.ow led.ie of tne
preacher's whipping his wife. The min
ister's 5-year-old daughter gave tbe worst
evidence against hi in.
Sudden Death of a Hanker.
Nkw Yokk, Oct. 28. -Charles L Jewett.
the president of the Irving National bank,
died Monday morning at bis residence.
He was taken suddenly ill Sunday night
in front of his house aud fell oa the aide
walk receiving a severe cut on the bead.
It is believed that the fall caused a fract
ure of tbe skull and death. He was 54
years of age.
Invested with the Palliata.
Kingston, Ont.. Oct, 2S Archbishop
O'Leary was invested with the pallium
Sunday. Cardinal Tascherau. of Quebec,
conducted the in vesture. St. Mary's
cathedral was magnificently decorated
and the audience picked every part of the
great edifice. There were eight bishops
aud over PKi priest in attendance.
Brooklyn Counting Noses.
BrtooKLVN. N. Y.. Oct, 28. Two hun
dred and fifty policemen of this city,
equipped with blan k books and pencils,
started out yesterday to make a recount
of the population. If any great discrep
ancies are found Mayor C'hapin will de
maud a recount froA the federal author
ities. Mark Twain's Mother Uying.
Keokik. la., Oct. 28. Mrs. Clemens,
mother of -.Mark Twain," is lying very
ill at the home of her son, Orion Clem
ens in this city, and her death is hourly
No Money In the Arbuckle Mountains.
Oklahoma Citt. O. T., Oct. 28 The
excitement in Arbuckle mountain is
abating. Samples of tbe ore show that
nothing profitable can come of the mines
Fifteen buildings were destroyed by fire
at Andover. O., Monday.
The disbursement for pensions during
the last fiscal year $104,85610.
Tbe Illinois Knights Templar met" at
Chicago Tuesday in their thirty fourth
Clark & Partridge, propietor of a plan
ing mill at Buffalo, N. Y., have aasigned,
with preference of $100,000.
George S. Batcbeller, assistant secre
tary of tbe treasury, ha resigned to ac
cept the post of minister to Portugal.
The steam fitters of Chicago, to the
number of 400, are on strike for an equal
ization of wages and recognition of their
Tbe Illinois auditor of public accounta
ha authorized the Peru, Ills., State bank
to commence busineaa with a capital of
It took i'l acres of paper to print tha
1.1, OUO.Oiw ballots required under the new
law to run the New York elections
Fourteen sewer contractors of Buffalo,
N. Y , liave been indicted for conspiracy
to clie it tne city by making exorbitant
bids for sewer work.
t-I'resident Cleveland made aa argu
ment before the United State supreme
court Monday. A large audience was
present to hear him.
A 3-year old son of Col. A. 8. Billman,
living near Wichita. Kau., fell into a tub
of hot water Mouday, and wheu found
was literally cooked.
The steel standpipe in the waterworka
at Temple, Tex., burst Friday morning
and Hooded tbe town, washing away a
number of bouse and burns.
Over 4, MX), 00 J green bricks were lost ia
the yards on the Hudson river Sun lay by
a sudden high tide in tbe river, which
submerged tbe bricks as they lay ou tbe
Wibiam Sanders end William Martin,
planters living near Dauielsville, Ga., met
iu tbe road Saturday afternoon and began
shooting at each other. Result, two
Rolwrt E. Pattisoti, Democratic candi
date for governor of Pennsylvania, has
aworn out warrant ior the arrest of sev
eral newspaper proprietors on charges of
Tbe Milwaukee Bisj Ball association
Monday night elected Charles M. Kipp
president. There is a general belief that
the Milwaukee team will be in the Amer
ican a-ociatioo next year.
It is announced on Teliab'e authority"
at Cincmoati tbit Mural H datea l has
sold enough of his holdings in The
Commercial Gazette lo give the pur-
c. laser control of the paper, but who
tne purchaser is ba not transpired.
Secretary Blaiue is not guiug about
much during bis visit to Chicago. He
ba declined to make a speech, and da
votes himself to quiet talks with his old
frieuds aud will not receive reporters.
Created a Troat, but Reduced Frlcea.
Ctica, N. Y.. Oct. 28. The spring-
tooth barrow men have organized th
National Harrow company, with a capi
tal t.f tMjO.uou. The mam office of the
company will be In Utica. They have
purchased a great number of patents cov
ering substantially all of tbe harrow
manufactured in tbe United State. It la
understood that there are but thro man
ufacturers who have la rat. 0ata IntA t haft
company, and that tbey are likely to go
wuuiu a snort time, strange to re
late, tbe prices for the coming year have
been reduced from those of last aeaaoo.
Twelve H arses Cremate.
CtfiCiHXATt. O., Oct. 88. Peter Heboid'
undertaking establishment In fairmont
waa destroyed by fire yesterday morning.
Twelve boraoa were burned to death.
Loas, $12,000: partially insured.
QUIT THEIR KEYS.
St Paul Telegraph Operators
Go o" Strike.
WEARY OF FREQUENT DI8CHARGE3
They Conclude to "Firs' Themselves la
a Rody Froserlsitloa of the Brother
hood by the Western Colon the Cause
Tha Officials Have to Fly Around to
Keep Thing Cioine; So mm try Dlaaale
sals at St. Louis.
St. Pacl, Minn., Oct. 28 At 8 o'clock
last night the entire night force at th
Western Union office, consisting of thir
ty five operators, walked out In a body,
leaving only two chief to do their work.
Tbe men are all members of the local
lodge of the Brotherhood of Telegraphers
recently organized hera. Tbe walk-out
was caused by the discharge of ten of
their members yesterday, no reason being
given for their dismissal. Tbis will bad
ly cripple the Western Union for several
days, as tbey have been very short of op
erators for soma time.
Determined to Stand It Mo Longer.
At Sunday's meeting of the order it waa
decided thai if any further summary dis
missals occurred the members ot tbe or
der would immediately quit work When
the night force came on last evening,
three meu were notified by the night
chief that there services were no longer
required. The usual demand for cause
wa made and brought the customary an
swer: "Acting under order from Chi
cago, and you know well ennigh why."
A short time afterward there wa a con
sultation amon the operators, and at 8
o'clock twenty four of them opined
their circuits and left theoperating room.
Hustled Around for Help.
For a short time there wa general de
moralization at the office, but gradually
operators were secured, until sixteen men
and two sub-chiefs were in charge and
business wa ruuning along as usual.
The special operators were called in from
the several newspaper offices and the day
force was drawn upon to make up the
sixteen men at work. With this force it
was said the night business could be suc
cessfully handled. Among this fore are
several who came to the rescue of the
company in 1883 and have aiuce been ia
They Charge It to Chicago.
Most of the remaining day force not
called in is composed of female operators,
and if any difficulty is to be experienced in
handliug business it will be when the day
force comes on, as the present operator
cannot long do double duty. The West
eon Union managers refused to say a
word in regnr 1 to the difficulty, bnt have
laid the burden entirely upon their Chi
cago superiors. Tbe striking force of op
erators helit a meeting last night, at
which nothing was done beyond telegraph
ing their action to the brotherhood head
quarters at Chicago.
The Strikers in a Quandary.
The men seem at a loss to know what to
da Tbey say their order is simply bene
ficial and social, and not a trades union
in any sense. They do not believe they
will be long out of employment, and think
the company cannot readily fill their
places, as operators are scarce. Several
of tbe railroad companies are now short
of operators, and may employ the brother
hood men, but have thus far held off,
apparently awaiting the reult of the
present difficulty. Tbe men ssy tbe pres
ent force at work in the Western Union
o trice is entirely inadequate to baudle the
rush of day business.
War on the Brotherhood at Su Lonia.
St. Loins, Oct. 28. Yesterday four of
the oldest and best operators in the em
ploy of the Western Union Telegraph
company in this ctty were noticed by Su
perintendent Baker that their service
were no longer required. The men dis
charged are D. B. Grand)-, T. J. Irwin
C. B. Graves and C. McNeill Of tbia
quartette Grandy has been twenty-five
years in the service, McNeill s-venteen
years, Irwin seven year, and Graves five
years. All are prominently connected
with the local Brotherhood of Telegra
phers. A GREWSOME WEDDING.
Married ia the Presence or the Bride's
Pittsburg, Pa.. Oct. 2&-Professor
Charles W. Fleming, a music teacher of
l his city, and Miss Blanche Lynn, of Will
iamsport. Fa., were married on Thursday,
tict. 18, in tbe presence of the girl's
father's corpse. The couple had been en
gaged some time, and were to be married
iu Decern tier. A few days before the cere
mony Flemming was summoned from
P hiladelphia, where he had gone on busi
ness, by a telegram staling that Judge
Lynn, bis inteuded bride's father, was dy
ii g at Williamsport.
Had To He Preaeat, Alive or Dead.
He arrived too late to be married be
fcre the judge's death, but the latter ex
acted a promise that the marriage should
t performed on tbe day of his funeral,
bttore bis coffin. Tbis programme was
carried out, tbe same minister conducting
tha marriage and funeral sen-ices. Mrs.
Fl-ming is still at Williamsport, but her
husband is attending to his duties in
He Killed tha Porter.
HoCsto.n, Tex , Oct. 2S Early Sunday
mtroing an nnknown negro passenger
boarded Conductor .Marshall's train on
tbe Houston and Texas Central road at
Xarasota. He refused to pay ais fare
anc had some words with the colored
porter. The conductor threatened to put
him oft tbe train, when he drew a re
volver and fired three shot into tbe por
ter, killing him instantly. He then
pul ed the bell cord and, as tbe train
alov.ed up, jumped off and escaped.
lionble Murder Over a Land Claim.
Oklahoma Citv. O. T.. Oct. 28. Sat
urdny night John Weber aud Henry
Sweitxer, living in a double bouse about
eighteen mile south of this city, were
called to their door and shot and instant
ly killed. They lived alone. Their neigh
bors found them Saturday aud brought
them to this city yesterday. It ia sup
pose. 1 that claim contestants abut aud
What Balfour Claim.
Lo 1kjn, Oct IS. In an interview in
Dublin yesterday Balfour is reported as
aaying that Ireland is in a much more
peaceable condition than when he as
sume I office; that only forty persons were
in prison at present under tbe coercion
act. a agaist 1,02. in 138-1, and that th
nnmlier of persons boycotted had been re
duced from 4.IKI0 to 150.
Ol adatoao and Scotch Home Rale.
EOLtBUBGH. Oct 88. Gladstone yester
day a Idressed an immense meeting of
Libert Is in this city. In discussing th
questim of bom rule for Scotland b
aaid that the Liberal party was prepared
to trat quilly await the authoritative ex
press of opiuion by tbe country before
announcing a programme which in the
result might be found to be premature.
Gen. Palmer at Chicago.
Chicago, Oct 28. Gen. John M. Palmer,
Democratic candidate for United States
senator from this state, spoke at Battery
D Inst night Tbe building was crowded
with enthusiastic Democrat. After tha
general wa through, speeches were made
by GenK Black and Stevenson, Frank
Lawler, Carter Harrison, and others.
Charted by tha Mayor with Hood I ery.
STRAt CSE. N. Y.. Oct 28 John Me.
Lennan. alderman of the Eleventh ward
and a rominent lawyer, waa arrested
here yes erday on the charge of bribery in
taking $100 in cash for nuttin -a certain
resolutii n accepting work ou a sewer
tnrouga tne common council. Tbe mayor
ia tbe co nplainant
Bums Oppose Booth's Idea.
LoxDOt, Oct 28 John Burns, th
Socialistic labor leader, is free in hia d
nunciatit n of th plan set forth in "Sal
vation Aimy" Booth's book of relieving
th previdUng distress and curtailing
crime by emigration to the United State
and the I .ritisb colonies.
Kl tot Wins Bird Matah.
Kansas Citt. Mo., Oct 29. Th fifty-
bird snati h between J. A. P. Elliott of
Kansas C ty, and dame Haggerty, of St.
Loni, was shot yesterday a Elliott park.
resulting in Elliott retaining tbe Ameri
can field cup. Score: Elliott, 48; Hag
tarty. 47. ' . ;
New Development in the Ben
well Murder Case.
"THE COLONEL" WRITES A LETTER.
Confirmation 'of the Condemned Man's
Claim That Ha Iid Hot Kill tha Vic
tim A Screed from Jackson, Mich.,
Which Ia Notable for It Cool Check
The Story of the Crime Told by Ita Real
Perpetrator. Perhaps Who Ia tha
,WrtterT Blrehalla' Loyalty.
BUFFALO. N. Y.. Oct 2a The express
prints tbe following special dispatch from
Woodstock. Ont: On Saturday after
noon last Jailor Cameron received with
several other letters and papers ad
dressed to "Rex" Birchall, tha con
demned murderer, now lying in tha Ox
ford county Jail, a letter, th white en
veloe of which was somewhat soiled.
The letter waa addressed a follows: "J.
R. Birchall. Woodstock Jail, Woodstock,
Ont. Canada." The stamp was affixed
on the bottom left band corner of tha en
velope.and the postmark. 'Jackson. Mich.,
Oct, 24, 4:30 p. m., ," was in the plac
usually occupied by the stamp. There
was, perhaps, nothing unusual about this,
but glancing over tbe content of four
pages of closely-penciled note-paper, the
Jailer hurried lo Birchall' cell to allow
him to read it The letter was as follows:
The Screed Verbatim et Literatim.
Jai kso. Mich., Oct. 5, lfn Well, my dear
ioy, 1 b v been watching yon ever since that
faleful l.th of February, and I ere tbe Cana
dians have got you lo tbeir clu c boa at last
Well. 1 niut say 1 am sorry for yon, although
you know yon are partly 10 bia:n as well aa
me. You no doubt wonder where 1 am and
where I went to after leaving yun. You can
bet I made quick tracks ont of Canada and
have leen aiou.0'1 rnnaid rable. At present I
am in Jackson. Mich., where IJntend to stay
nntil aisrat the middl- of tbis month. I wont
po t this letter nntil the day 1 leave here, for
fear that some stray detectives might get the
drop on me. Ky the time yt this 1 will
be where 1 will have naught to fear from Can
adian or American law.
Fooad That Ha Had a Hard Job .
I see by some of your own statements that
yon knew hen well had a revolver. If yon had
told tne that be had a revolver this bnaineas
never would have happened and ynn would
have been a free man to-day. To make a
damn long story short, and a bad one at that
let me say that aa soon as I left yon 1 began to
see it was not going to be an ra-y matter to
get that fellow settled on a farm for even two
week or any length of time. I never got up
to that old rocM er'a with him, and don't think
1 could hare fixed it anyway. It would bare
been easy enough If yon had not told him that
you ow ned tae place.
Benvell Waa No Raaeal.
We struck into that notorious swamp Just
for fun to get a shut if we could see anythiwr,
and while in there the devil arenicd to come
over me. and 1 tol I bitn the whole farm 1'Uinl
business in Canada was a sw indle, and wanted
him to chum in, ss be was well connected in
the old ronntry. We could all make a big
thing by nsina-hi name, an 1 get a lot on a
string, and that what we would lose now
would oon be made op again. Well. Rex., yon
ought to have seen him. tireat Scott! Didnt
he get up steam. He threatened to aboot me
on th' spot He wosjl I. too, if 1 hadn't drawn
my revolver. My blood wa np. too. I reasoned
with him. and did all 1 could to get him
aroun i, but no go. We talked the matter over
for perhaps three-quarters of an hour, some
times quietly, sometimes otne raise.
A Threat of K.xpoaare, and Murder.
At last he Jumped np and aaid he would ex
pose the whole damned lot of ua and atarted
fia- the road. I followed and. knowing what
expo-nre would mean. I settled it then and
there. Now you kuow It alL I'm sorry I did
it and never thought of getting you iuto
trouble of the kind. Y..o w ill now have to
forgive me, Itex. Hi watch and revolver no
one will ever see at.- n. He did not have much
money wii h him. 1 should have thought that
any damned fool of a lawyer would see that
for yon to kill him would sroil your . bances
of getting your bundle. I do hope tbe Cana
dian people will treat vou fairly and at leaat
give yon a n-prlevs. If so I will write ynn
attain and give my addres and will expect to
get a letter from yon. Please burn this aa
soon as you read it and don't giva my true
name to any one.
"The Celoeel" I. a Cool Villain.
Ton have kept it to yourself well, and I
thank you. It w ill do no good now. 1 bid you
along farewell, but silll hope to see you in
this world onco more. I hope you arsp-e-lred
for the worst. The love of money and
excitement has caused me much Iron le, bnt I
hope to do better in the days to come, liood
bye. Ever your. Tax 1'uuiNri.
P. S. I see that "smarty" we met In Ixdon
last January has been trying to get hi asy in.
too. If I meet him out here he'll get a differ
ent box from the one you offered him in the
theatre that night and he'll get it just aa
Some Confirmatory Facta.
After reading the letter BirchaU'a face
assumed a pleased expression, and he sent
for his solicitor. S. U. McKay. Mr. Mc
Kay went to I-ondou yesterday morning
aud consulted with Mr. Heltranth, an
other of Bin-hall's counsel, and it is al
together likely that a reprieve of a month
will be asked fr at once. Birchall' ex
planation of this letter is to a certain ex
tent borne out by tbe facts that tbe "Col
onel," I et ween whom and Birchall cer
tain telegrams or letter were passed,
wa a pal of bis. and that the "Colooel"
was taking Benwell. the murdered man,
up to see Mr. William Hersee, a well
known and wealthy farmer of Blenheim,
who, for a consideration, wa to let on
that Birchall owned the farm they were
going to S:e.
Birchall Has One Viitne.
Bin-ball says he know th -Colonel."
but also say he will not divulge his
name. Tbe letter appears to be genuine.
It will be noticed that although dated Oct
5, it was not mailed until Oct 24 (Friday
last). Tbe question will now present
itself: Who is the -Colonel "
Rase Ball K Xpert a In Trouble.
Nkw York. Oct 28 Many of the base
ball players belonging tothe Brotherhood
aggregation met in an up town hotel
Sunday to talk Over the situation. Tbe
ball players are on tbe anxious seat for
tha lines oa which tbe war i settled
means a great dual for them. Tha better
player, of course, realize that they will
be member of the bigger organisation,
and that point of course troubles them,
little, but what does bother them i hoar
big tbe salaries will be. Tbe losses suf
fered by the capitalist last season will
make them careful on tbi point and the
fear is that tbe day of H.&Q and ti.ftO
salaries is past
LURED TO ASSASSINATION.
J.ther Victim or the Italian "Mafia
Put t Death.
STEfBKNVlLLK. O., Oct 2s. A cold
blooded shooting that will end in murder
took place yesterday on tbe West Vir
ginia side of the river. Frank Cruse met
Frank Galto in Pittsburg last Saturday.
Cruse offered Galto work if be would
come to this city with him. Galto ac
cepted, came here with Crue yesterday
morning, and in the afternoon both
crossed the river, going up the road to tbe
top of tbe bill.
Shot Dow la Cold Blood.
When near the top Cruse turned sudden
ly to Ualto and said: 'Frank, yon did a
dirty thing to me once, now I'll kill you."
Cruse thru pulled out a revolver and shot
Galto three limes and fled, leaving Galto
for dead. Galto regained consciousness
and walked to tbe farm house of William
Arthur, who brought him to tbi city in
a wagon. Ualto will die.
Tha Mafia Respoaalble.
Cruse's motive for tbe shooting could
not have been robbery, a Galto bad 134
in bis boot-leg. Both men are Italians.
Cruse belong to the Mafia, which had
sworn to kill Galto. The police are bant
ing Cruse, who ia supposed to be biding
in this city.
London-, Oct. aa Th Conservative
openly proclaim tbeir belief that tbe effect
of tbe O'Sbea trial upon Parnell will be
similar to that of the famous scandal in
which Sir C.iarle Dilk was involved
and which drove tbe latter out of public
life. Pnruell's friends, on the other band,
assert that be has a fall answer to every
charge, and that at th most nothing
more than indiscretion can I proven.
Capt O'Sbea states that be will push the
case with vigor.
- ; ' A Natural ties Famine.
' PlTTSBCRO, Oct 88. There was a genu
ine natural waa famine In mmI mmIa..
of Pittsburg end ' Allegheny yesterday.
jnany lamuies partook ot ouKt dinners, a
th gas disd ont altogether in sosue see
tions. It is promised that after tbe 600
puddling furnaces are cut off from sup
ply all private couaumers will hav
plsAty of gas. -
EMINENT EDITOR3 UNDER B0N01
Ex-Oovernor Pattts oa Reaeuta a Caarw
with a Libel Salt.
Philadelphia, Oct 28. Hon. Robert
K. Pattison, Democratic candidate for
governor of Pennsylvania, yesterday bad
Charles Huesti. editor of Tbe Enquirer,
and W. F. Jordan and J. J. McClourin,
of The Harrisburg Call, arrested for libeL
The libel consisted In tha charge that in
1881 Governor Pattison waa bribed by tb
Vanderbilts to sign a bill, get
ting ttO.000 in stock for signing
It Warrant a had also been issued
fur James Klverson. president ot Tb En
quirer company, and Clayton McMichaeL
editor and proprietor of The North Amer
ican, but they were out of town.
A Preliminary Hearing.
At tbe preliminary hearing in the after
noon before a magistrate, counsel for El
verson accepted tbe evidence offered by
tbe prosecution in tbe case of Huesti aa
applicable to his client, and bail waa fixed
at I..Vi. The bearing of McMichael, Jor
dan, and McClourin was fixed for to-morrow.
Ex Governor Pat Uooo. ex-State Sen
ator Judge J. (i. Gordon, aad William 8.
Stenger, ex-secretary of state, swore that
every allegation published in tbe article
complained of wa false.
The Miscreant Caaght.
Chic AM), Oct. 29 James McCarthy, a
swi-chtender in the employ of the Chi
cago and Western Indiana railroad, wa
arretted early yesterday morning by of
ficers Hirbour and Scott, of tb Engle
wood p.lice station, and was subsequently
iilentitied aa the fellow who deliberately
threw pretty Frances Ducbak ia front of
a flying passenger train. McCarthy de
nies that he ever, raw tbe girl in his life,
but both France and her sister positively
identity him. Hi pu-t 1 only a block
from the scene of tbe assault. He wa
drunk at tbe time.
That Missing Mil Hraaaea.
('LAKK.-Hi'iio. W. Va, Oct CS Mrs.
Brannen. tbe Si. Louis woman, who two
weeks ago jumped from a train near tbis
place and e- ais-d to the woods, has at
last Is eu found. She bad hidden in a
ahis.k ol corn ou a farm near Pionecking,
and was in a pitiful condition, nearly
dead fru.1 cold and want of fool. She is
not wholly instne, and if she recovers
from her exposure may recover Iter rea
son. Hathaway Meld fnr Rilling Whelaa.
Chicago, Oct. 'js.-lu accordance witi
tbe verdict of the coronet ' j.irv at the
inquest on the body of ex-Alderman
W belan. held yesterday. G.sire IL li ith
awsy. bis slayer, was held lo the grand
jury Without bail for murder
Killed by a Blow oa the Jugular Vela.
BRtwsTKK. N. Y., Vt. 2M. T. Koouey
and K. Madden, employes on the Sodam
dam. qii.irrelrd Sumiay niht During
the tiuhi K' on.-y etruck Ma bleu a blow
on tbe jiiuular, killing b:ui instautly.
Hianey gave himself np.
Another Ciame fur Lunisa ille.
r.R.siKI.VN. N. Y.. Oct. 2s The world's
championship base bill game between th
Brooklyn and LouisriI!e rlulm jesterday
was won by louisville -9 to a. Batteries
Stratton, Ebrel an I Kvao. and Terry,
Ititshniig and Duly.
A Yellow Kever tax at Boston.
BTin, O l. The ai earner Arisag.
from Havana, whicn has b eu detained at
quarantine w.tli yellow fever on lirt. i
being fnmu:ate.. The steward, who I ill
wilb the fever, lias la-en taken to Col
I'allare of a Ituftsla a-raM.
Bt'FFAUl. N. Y. Ot:. VS. -Clark Jfc
Partridge, proprietura 1(f tbe Queen City
planing mill, made ireneral assignment
yesterday for ibe hem-lit of thorn-editors.
1 be first preferred claim aggregate
Si!u; the er-ii,t pre'crml. tj iml, aud
tbe third preferred, 4't.(M.
the Weather We May r.xpert
Washimitox t'tTV. M 2s.-Th fo lowing
are ibe weather i.nlii-aiiou . I..r thirty.-is
h-.nrstnmi a p. in. )-trntv: F- Indiana
Ka.r . alher; westerly wind K.ir Mi. kiirnn
Warmer, f sir w. -at her v.ri.iM winds, lur
Illinois and W'l-ii.ii.in Warmer, lair weath
er; variahlr iml-. Ki.r Ion a SU.-Ltly warm
er, fair weathir; we-ti-rly winds.
t'Hirais . .vt. 7.
Vuotations on the t ar I of tra.ie P-day
were ai loll..w-s: tt'h at - ... in -tainer. oenei
$1.01'.., i'M rl.'O",: leis-iiilirr. opened
l.i:H, ( i.ne il.,s. ,M, fj....
clones! $1 .Igk 1'ifli .. - tB.(.,K
"IS, chessi iH-; l-einl-r. ..jsrn.sl Mtsc:
close! ."!: Mm. i. ix-1 .lose.! .4.
Osts No .iM....t. i.ivTn l and cls-d 42c:
le. eillla-r. ot-f.-ied 4.1. u-,1 au4c; .May,
op.-u.-d 4v. c i... t.sr-. t ork October,
o-ne. an I .-..e,t n o Juiiaa'y, 0)iene 1
tl-.S.'S:. :..- I ; l.'iy uv. ,! il'.!H
c:e.i ni.'i l .r. Jmniari, u;e.w! tU.a,
vhesl l..e i,
Utesi.sk- l'nio;i-t -k ar.l- Hogs
-Market op -iid active and str ..x: all par
tic hu lie. .t.v lavorm: se l.-rs. h.-ht
gra.li-.. -i i 1.; r..i. i w- km. a-ITi Utai;
niiv.t. :., 4 at . , i- l.iu.- aud ship.
Hue lot., :.:i. 1 1.
1 r.;u. e: K.nt.-r rVii-v iir.ilir. 2V per
hue at Ihtv.i , r-aai. i' t:3v: rinet dairies
''' r-li;s -r're-a lie I. lus.o.f, la.. )ler
doz. Live i-.iiilr. '!, sens, hen- u.l spring
chic ei.s,l,.si s-r 3.; iurtr). t(c.ii : mu.a.
I'.it ii.s. - ii e iii i.,i,. . 7.,i;v
OU.: It l in-iTI. t . ; It-; v l Olito... tM'
t-l -ist l..; ii i:i.,.. ere .J cj.,iui
..j ..1 -si ,.t out.; fiiii, a . .ii. ,1.
rw Vtinx Oil ST.
Win-it N... -r re I oiler rash. 1 OS;
do l t..h-.r Sl.'Ov "iO .In ltn-i.-il-, el.Vsln.-;
do J liiury. Jl.iwv - No. r raixe.1.
va-,.. o. .S..n-in.-r. . V: do ifc eemher.
!. i- u:et: Vi s mixed ra-h and
Nov ..ii. r 4j . do la-ceui:ie-. 4"-. Ke
Dull, h.r.v No.u:na . ls.rk in . OHsta,
til.-. I . I. a .1 Ni. mm, 11. ui.ui :i-t
l.ie .-I.-' : ftt:e Nt.uk. I nrm.-t a alig'.t
advau. e .-nun (.r. nn -n, v-; , -i t .
steers. ? Mi.!-and rw -' ...n. Shee,
and l.i.i!fl Ma; e steady, bu: Had us dull
and s1,m : h.s-p. H-Ovi-.t. f lo' r-s iambs,
..V.Jl (.I.e. -. Ii..j. - iarket -Icj.l,; hie hugs,
ft. "i.l ' V ..' s.
Hay rpland pra'ne. fH.o-l&.YM
Bay Tlmomv (s 0u& 10.
Hay Wild, 110 IM.
Oats ; 3 3)
(tosl ho'i 1 le.
Oord WooO$S5 Q 4.0.
A prominent phyticisn and old army
surgeon in eastern Iowa was railed away
from home for a few days. During hi
absence one of the chiHreo contracted a
severe cold, and bis wife bought a bottle
of Chtmbtrlain' Cough Remedy for it
Tbey were so murh pleased with the
remedy that tbey afterwards used sev
ers! bottles at various time. He aaid
from experience with It, be regarded it aa
the most reliable preparation in use for
colds, and that it came tbe nearest of be
ing a apeciuc of any medicine be had
ever seen. For sale by Hertz it Bahn
A visit to a cemetery is calculated to
impress a man tbat it is a great pity be
can't have bis epitaph written on bis
birthday instead of so much later.
In the pursuit of the guoi thing of
'his world we anticipate too much; wa
eat out tbe heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The result obtained from the ua
3f Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
til claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
itomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetizer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for agne and
malarial disoase. Price. 50 cent, of
rsskiag faswdsr. Highest a
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Deposits received in amounts of
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