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THE "BOCK- ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY NOVEMBER 25, lK.M.
THE AUG US.
J. W. POTTEB.
Trias-Dally. 60c per month; Weekly, JS.OO
ir-mclon. of . erlMesler
tlx. chieiw. polltlrsl or ""5,
tlrles will be printed over Sctltloos sieostiires.
Annnrmon eommiin,testloas not noticed.
IWrMpLk-iKW elicited (ro er township
In Hock l.lsnd eosniy.
TuEsDW NoVssfBKR 25. '890
It Is asserted by French vintagers that
thegrspes gathered at sunrise always
produce the toe lighest and most limpid
"wine. Moreover, by plucking the grapes
when the esrly morning tun is upon
them they re believed to yield a fourth
Tbr Eiflel tower Is to be utilized in
obtaining a very high pressure by means
of a tube running from top to bottom
and filled with mercury. M. Cailletet,
who has already distinguished hlinself by
liquifying different gasses, such ai oxygen
and nitrogen, by means of hiih pressure,
Is to employ the tube for a similar pur-
tinge. Il will eive a treasure at the
bottom of some four hundred atmos
The National Conservatory of Music of
America has added to Us (acuity as pro
fessor of violin, Madame Camilla Urso,
who Is p-trtlculiirly interested in conger
vatory work. It is well known that ao
cording to the ru es of the Par a conser
vatory, hoys only were admitted to its
violin classes until the great talent of
Camilla Urso was recognised by Auber,
the director, since which time the con
servatory has opened its doors to all girls
Nci.ly Bi.v did a great thing for the
American girl when she invented these
black caps, says the Oeneseo JV'ttM It is
wonderful what a change a jaunty Bly cap
will make in a girl. Take a gawky girl
with no style about her, who looks as if
she was afraid of the cars, and put one of
those caps upou her. Presto! She looks
as if she not only is not hfraid of the cars.
but as If she would saucily waltz up to
them and flirt with the brakeman.
Arrangements have been completed for
a checker contest to- take place at the
Deere true house on Thanksgiving day
rtetweeo rJ. S. wood, or Moluse, and A.
W. Valentine, of Rock Island. It will
consist of a series of ten games, and the
prize will be the champiopship badge
rJrst ottered at the tournament held
in this city a vear ago last August.
This was won at tl at time by Mr. Val
entine, nut was captured by Mr. Wood
at a contest between the two, held in
Rock Island about a tsar ago. It was
again offered ss a prize at the tourna
ment held In Toulon last summer, when
it was again won by Mr. Wood. The
contest next Thursday Is to commence at
10 o'clock -a. m. and continue until ten
games have be- n played. As the two
gentlemen are quite evenly matched it is
probable that the contest will be watched
with much Interest by the best players of
the three cities. It is also expected that
others will be present as spectators from
Oitlva, Toulon. Streator and possibly
Prophetstown and other tilscea Moiine
iflrtliiftfttiic Agitlutt Koup.
The 1;itnp warm v.-entbr is very fa
vorable to roup, and it is difficult to pre
vent it at times, even uudt-r the best of
conditions. A box of air (ducked lime
should le ki-pt convenient for use, and
the poultry honse floors, us well as the
oubude yiirtls, should lo well dusted
with it as often as it may be convenient
to do so. The. wulls of the lumst; should
ulso be whitewashed occasionally, and a
lump of limn should be kept in the drink
ing witter. It is not claimed that this
method will ;ilwnys prevent roup, but it
will prove more valuable than if no such
precautions are taken, and is recommend
ed more for its simplicity and cheapness
thnn for any other reason. The real liest
remody is warmth and cleanliness, and
aa lime will mid liht to the interior of
the house, and ulso assist in absorbing
the moisture then-in. it will lie found of
valuable assistance in promoting clean
liness and the health of the fowls.
Hlearlillis; llrloil Fruit.
According t tho Rmpmnpnt ar-itiin
record for Octolior (United States De
partment of Agriculture), Director Ilil
Kord, of the California, believes that the
public stionM be tautiht to pref
"healthy, brown, liiirh flavored fYnir.
the sickly tinted, chemically tainted
product or the sulphur box." When
freshly sliced fruit is treated with anl
phnrofls acid for a short time the effects
aresncni, yet sncn us to protect the
fruit from iiwcts. When tlmrnmriiW
sulphured after drying, however, the
rmu is injnre.i m flavor, and, worse
still, sultihuric acid is fornwwl i n an PR
cient amount to lie injurious to health
In most countries in Europe the sale
sulphurated fruit is forbidden.
Winter fare of I Ires.
In his notes for the seasons Quiuiby
naa the nuowing to say for winter:
If all the requirements have been ob
served been will now need but little care.
Attend to proper ventilation and tern
perature, as required by changes
Prepare hives, boxes and other ma
terial for the coiiiiiiir season.
Clean up and pack away boxes that
are to be u.ed a second time.
Read and Btndv ont tnibiects, nf Intpr.
est, and be ready to liegin the ensuing
season's work promptly, with an ade
quate comprehension of the extent of the
business to be conducted and a just ap
preciation of the details therein involved.
Acreage Itovotetl to Corn.
Within the last thirty years the acre
age devoted to corn in the United States
baa increased, from 14,000,000 to 78,000,-
l"H), and the amount produced from 600.'
000.000 to 2,000,0,000 of bushels, while
wheat In the same tieriod has expanded
its area from 11,000,000 to 38,000,000 of
acres, and the amount produced from
100.000,01)0 to 600,000,000 of bushels.
fc.re and There.
There is a big rice crop.
The wheat vield of Minnesota, ami
Dakota, is now generally conceded to
auont vu.ouo.WK) busliela.
UTop reports in the south are, gen
erally spealnng, very encouraging,
The record of the past season is a corn
crop short in yield, but of generally fair
The most remarkable results of the
year in California have been in the fruit
and wine industries of the coast.
The tobacco crop in Kentucky is re
ported two weeks late and b"Jly worm
eaten. The sugar caw crop in -v v'.una ex
cels any grown in that state for many
Statistician Dodge says in his last crop
report, "Fall seeded or winter oats only
can be grown in the south in any year."
It is an excellent plan to bom over
weedy laud as soon as it is frozen. This
will clear the ground and many seeds of
noxious weeds will be destroyed.
A Chioago broker named Mast has dis
appeared. He's a mizzonmast now. ,
The Currency Comptroller Pre
sents Some Figures.
BUDGET OP USEFUL HFORMATIOU
For Those Interested la the Tatloaal
Hank Quant loa Ba.iness That Rons
t? Into the Billion Decreased Cost of
Domestic Exchange Percentage of
Cash Irad la Transaction A. Claim
That the System la the Only One That
Washington Citt. Nov. 85. The forth-
coming report of Mr. Lacey, the comp
troller of the currency, will contain full
Information in reference to the affairs of
national bank, and will cover the opera
tions of the bureau for the twelve months
ended Oct. 81, 18 JO. During this period
807 new aasoclations have been organised,
50 have Rooe into voluntary liqnidation
and 9 have been placed in the bands of
receivers. The net Increase is 848, consti
tuting a larger growth than daring any
almllar period since 1803. The number of
active banks on Oct 81, 1890, was 3.507,
which is an Increase over any previous
data. These banks have In capital stock
fM9,?82.BT5; bonds deposited to secure cir
culation. S14Q.190.90U, and bank notes out
standing 9179,855.043, including C54.79V
17 represented by lawful money depos
ited to redeem circulation still outstand
Condition at Last Report.
The Gross decrease in circulatiou during
year, including notes of gold, banks, and
those of failed and liquidating associa
tions. Was r-S, 267.779. and the decrease in
circulation secured by United Slates
bonds was $5,848,549. On Out a,189U, the
date of the last report of condition, K.540
bunks were open for business. Gross de
posits, including amounts due banks,
were stated at 13,033,502, OCT; loans and dis
count. $1. 970.(133,637; an increase in etch
of these it-m over any previous date.
They held 195.308,8C9 in specie; 80,rW4,63l
In legal tender notes; 914 4'3 393 in na
tional bank notes, and to, 155.000 in United
states certificates of deposit.
Bank Business Bad Its Cost.
Reports received and tabulated show
that drafts were drawn by 3,5 5 national
banks upon their correspondent during
the year ended June 80, 189J. aggregating
tlt.550,898,835, at an average cost to the
purchaser of 8 cents premium on each
$100, being about 1-13 of 1 per cent A
comparison is made with conditions ex
isting prior to the establishment of the
nHtioual system, when 1 per centum was
the average rate of premium on domestic
Proportion of Cash to Cheeks, Ete.
The comptroller has obtained and pub
lished returns exhibiting the proportion
of coin, paper money, checks and drafts
usk! in banking operations, as shown by
aeiauea statements ol the receipts of the
natioua! associations on July 1, and
September 17, 1890. For the first,
dnte reports were received from
8.34 national banks. Their total re
ceipts on that day were t421,8at,72n. Of
the total receipts 7. :0 per cent, consisted
of coin and paper money, and the re
mainder. 9-J 50 per cent, in checks, drafts
and ot her substitutes for money. The to
t:tl receipts of 3.474 national hanks for
Sept. 17. . is stated at $327, 278. 25 1, of
which coin and paier money constituted
8.Hrt per cent., and checks, drafts, etc.,
91.04 per cent.
Comparison with 1881.
Similor statistics were produced in 1881.
A comparison shows that a larger propor
tion of coin and paper money enter into
banking operations in 1890 than in 1SS1.
These percentages for the two days in 1S8I
are 4.87 and 4.91 respectively; in 18!sl, for
similar date. 7.50 and 8 96 per centnm.
The increased use of money in banking
operations here shown is equal to 68 per
cent, and is deemed significant when con
sidered in connection witn the present ap
parent insufficiency in the amount of coin
and paper money in circulation. It is
suggested iu explanation that a great
change has taken place during the past
nine years in the matter of credits, and
that all commodities are now sold on
shorter time and to a much larger extent
lor cash than formerly.
A tloort Word for the System.
The comptroller expresses the opinion
that the evident lack of currency neces
sary to the proper conduct of business
during the past few months, is greatly
aggravated by the retirement of national
bank notes, which form of paper money
alone posseses that elastic property so es
sential in a perfect circulatiou. All
money issued directly by the government.
whether coin or paper, is necessarily non
elastic, by reason of its being in all cases
available for the lawful money reserve of
national banks, and in most cases posses
ing the legal tender quality.
JOHN FINERTY'S PREDICTION.
Ireland To Be Annexed by Cncle Bat
Within Fifty Years.
New York. Nov. 85. The Twenty-third
anniversary of the hanging of Allen,
Larkin. and O'Brien, at Manchester, Eng.
laud, was observed by the Irish National-
1st at Cooper Union ball last night. The
hall was crowded. Congressman-Elect
John H. Fellows presided. The address
of the meeting was made by Hon. John
R Finerty, of Chioago. who spoke on the
"Manchester martyrs." Mr. Finerty did
not confine himself to his subject strictly.
but entered upon Ireland's wrongs and
her relations to England. . He said Ire
laud's cause to-day was deplorable. If she
could he a free country, he would like to
see her a part of the United States. He
predicted that in fifty years Ireland wonld
be one of the brightest stars iu the Amer
Cleveland a Convert to Bl-Metalllsm.
Washington Citt, Nov. 25. The Critic
last evening published the story that ex-
President Clevelat d has become a convert
to the double standard coinage theory.
and that he wrote a letter to Senator Vest
some time ago which the Missouri sena
tor showed to some of his colleagues, ad
mitting that he had beeu wrong in bia
view of the currency question and that be
was ready to announce his conversion.
Two Brother Drovaed.
PLATTSBURO, N. Y., Nv. 35. Two
brothers, Sammy and Eddie V'aller, were
drowned in Moody Pond, Saranac lake,
yesierday. The youngest, aued 10. went
on the pond to skate, although warned by
liis brother, fearamy sat by tiie window.
and save his brother break through the
ice. Hushing to his rescue, he reached
over to seise hold of him, but the ice gave
way auu boln were drowned.
Kate aad the Hapabnrg-.
Loxdoh, Nov. 25 The emperor of Ans
tria is represented as deeply cast down by
the probable fatt of his relative, the Arch
duke John, the third great calamity dur
ing bis reign iu the Hapsburg family; his
brother, Maximilian having been shot in
Mexico, and his son and heir, Kudolph,
having committed suicide.
Fear a Strike of 1O.OO0 Meu.
Fcottdalk, Pa,, Nov. 25. The Knights
of La I tor officials and Manager Lynch, of
the Frick Coke company met, yesterday,
and failed to agree on the one-third shut
down trouble. A notice was served on the
company threatening a strike in six days.
if the matter is not settle L The leaders
fear a strike of 10.000 men.
Another Basaally Cashier.
Peoria, Ills , Nov. 06. P. a Stnben-
rauch, cashier of . the Chicago, Rook Isl-
snd and Pacific rail way freight offices, was
arrested yesterday, charged with a defal
cation amounting to $18,000. He has been
violently ill for some time, and cannot
atteud his preliminary hearing.
Parnell Characterised as a Jonah.
Losbon. Nov. .25 The Dally News
(Liberal) warns Paruell that home rule
eannot be carried If he continues in the
leadership. - "The Irish vessel has struck
a rock just as it was entering the harbor.
It can easily be floated, but it has a Jonah
Failed to Bond Oat a FlaaTasask
'Minneapolis, Nov. 25. Two trains on
the Illinois Central railway collided near
Dubuque, la., Sunday morning and one
niau, Edward Russell, was fatally injured.
Several others were aarlously injured.
There bad been a failure to send oat a
HARMONY IN SlttHT.
Bosnlt of a Conference A boat World's
Fair sTarlsdletloa. :
CHICi GO, Nov. 25. Along meeting of
the joint committee of the national com
mission and the local- directory of
the wjrld's fair was held yester
day with a vie of determlng the
much-disputed question of jurisdiction in
the management of the fair. The report
of the committee will show that the local
board of directors concede the right of the
national commission to control the for
eign and the other exhibit, and 3u order
to prevent further disagreements between
the two boards it recommends the ap
pointment of a reference committee.
Business Iona Yesterday.
At yesterday's meeting of the national
commission the report of the coinmitttee
on awards was adopted. It recommends
orooze medals and certificates instead of
money premiums. A resolution was
passed anthorlsing President Palmer to
confer with the speaker of the house of
representatives with a view of securing
the proper appointment of two commis
sioners from Alaska.
IN PERIL ON THE LAKE.
Terrible Experience of a Shipwrecked
Crew During a Storm.
Oswego, N. Y Nov. 25. The towbarge
Newcomb, owned by Hall & Co., of Og-
densbarg, went on the beach nine miles
west of here in a blinding snowstorm Sat
urday night, and will prove a total loss.
The Neweomb was in command of Capt.
Charles Brown of Sackett's Harbor, and
was bound from Ogdeosbnrg to Charlotte
In tow of the tug Proctor. There were
other barges also in the tow, the New
eomb being the last.
Nearly Frosen To Death.
Off Great Sod us light the Newcomb's
towltne parted and it was quickly lost in
the snow. An attempt was made to enter
Sodus harbor, but the seas were too heavy
and it was driven down the lake and on
to the reef off Nine Mile point, it was
found there at daylight Sunday morning
with the crew of seven men lashed in the
rigging and nearly dead from exposure.
They were covered with ice and wet to
the akin. Capt. Brown was unconcious
When the life-savers reached the barge,
and his condition is critical.
THE POSTEN-KEENER CASE.
Miss Frank le Lets Her Assailant tiet Off
with a Tear.
Jacksonville, Iils., Nov. 25. The fa
moua Posten-Keener trial has come to a
sudden eud, aa many predicted it would.
At the last moment it became evident
that the young lady, who was shot almost
dead by Posten, had a strong dislike to
appearing against bim iu court and the
darkey got off by pleading guilty and ac
cepting a term of one year in the peni
tentiary. The great crowd that gathered
in the court room to hear soineihm.; sen
sational was thus disappointed. P:sten's
right arm is so disabled by the shot from
Miss Keener's pistol that he will not be
able to work while in the penitentiary.
THE INDIAN SITUATION.
Mo Change, but Plenty of Talk About
TrunUle That I Comln;.
Chicago, Nov, 25. The Indian situa
tion, according to lieu. Miles, has under
gone no chaiiine. for the worse, at least.
Indeed the genera! went so far as to say
that the indications were stronger for
peace thau at any time since the
scare began. To "a man up a tree" it be
gins to look aa though there had been
much ado about miicbty little, and that if
the redskins are only permitted to dance
to their heart's content no trouble will
occur. It may yet turn out, b iwever, that
it is another case of starving or swiudled
Indians raising a rumpus for their own.
News From Pine Rids-e.
Dispatches from Pine Kidge Agency say
there is not a sign of war. The Indiana
were coming into the agency ail day yes
terday getting their rations, but Little
Wound was still recalcitrant. The chil
dren are going to school as usual, and ev
erything is quiet. From other points die
patches say that the white are still flee
ing to the towns, although nobody has
been killed yet or even shot at. Occa
sionally a crowd of bucka talk loud to a
White man, but so far talk is all. The In
liaua say that the white man has his Mes
liah, and they will have theirs. All they
want is to possess him in peace.
Plenty of Soldiers.
Opinion, where the facts are known, is
gradually crystalizing into the belief that
if the Indians are let alone the frensy
will wear itself out without doing any
one harm Judging from the number of
troops it generally takes to thrash Mr.
Lo there should be enough on the ground
very soon to make a rising a bad thiug
for the redskins. Four troips of cavalry
were sent to Pine Kidge from Fort Leav
sn worth yesterday. Still, the Indian is
mighty "onsartiu." and there may tie
CLEVELAND ON INQALLS.
The Kx-Presldent Rejoices In the Defeat
, of His Kuemjr.
Chicago, Nov. 25. A sp-cial to Ton
Herald from Kansas City says: Nelscn
A. Ayers. internal revenue collector of
Kansas under Cleveland, has received a
letter from the ex -president, in which Ira
says: "There is no one thing of the same
grade of importance which has resulted
from the receut election, which ought to
please Democrats and decent people so
much as the prospects of the retirement
of Ingalls. I do not know what kind of a
Democrat It would be who would not la
bor in season and out of season to prevent
the return to the senate of this villifiur of
everything Democratic, who has been put
forward by the Republican party to pour
out abuse too bad for even decent Repub
licans, and who was made the presiding
officer of the senate to crown their insults
to our party."
Tin Plata Mill at Chicago.
PlTTSBL-RO, Nov. IS, The Chicago Tin
Plate company, a new concern which will
receive its charter this week, has ordered
from a Pittsburg firm rolls and finishing
machinery for a capacity of 2,500 boxes of
plate per week. The president of the
company is the general manager of one of
the western railroad systems, and the
stockholders are all railroad men. Mr.
Parker, formerly witb the Illinois Steel
company, will be manager of the new
Col. Denby for Vice President.
Washington Citt, Nov. 25 There is
an undercurrent of considerable strength
among Democratic leaders here in favor
of Col. Denby, minister to China, a resi
dent of Evansville, Ind., for the vice pres
idential place on the ticket In 18WA They
say that be was a brave and brilliant sol
dier; that he has made no antagonisms,
and would command the vote -of every
man who believed in the principles of tiie
. Minister Denby I Apparently Solid.
New York. Nov. 23. The World's
Washington City special saya: There is
the best of authority for the statement
that CoL Denby, minister to China, will
not be removed by the present adminis
tration. He is not only the personal
friend of the president, the intimacy ex
tending to the families of both gentle
men, but ha represents the best elements
of Indiana Democracy. The president
realizes that he would make more ene
mies by renioviug Denby than be would
Smith the Forger Oats Hapid Justine.
New York, Nov. 25 Albert H. Smith,
broker, church deacon and forger, through
whose receut fraudulent practices the firm
of Mills, Robeson & Smith, brokers, was
ruined, was placed on trial at 4:15 p. m.
yesterday, and at 5 o'clock the jury ren
dered a verdict of guilty. It was probably
the briefest trial ever held here. A stay
of sentence nntil Dec. 8 was granted. The
maximum penalty is ten year.
Killed the Fireman.
Omaha, Neb.. , Nov. 25. A Cheyenne
special saya: A bead -end collision be
tween freight trains occurred at Ho wells,
Wyo., yesterday. Both engines and a
nnmber of cars were demolished. Fire
man Foote waa killed. .-
Conoealad HU Terrible Malady.
Buda Pkstb, Nov. "is. Count Julius
Karoly I, the - well-known Hungarian
statesman, died yesterday of cancer of
the tongue. He concealed bis malady
DtU nearly the lust moment.
-WEALTH IN KAGS.
A Chicago Miser Sent to the
BECG1KQ WHILE W0ETH A MILLI0H
Story of n Peculiar Development of Ha
ni u a NlnrPeter Miller, Who Own a
M llllo.i Dollar's Worth c.f Land. Pre
tern to tiej Ills II read, and Goes to
Prison Itailaer Than Pay a Fine Soma
Farts About Hit Kxlstenea.
Ch.'C.Vijo, Nov. 25 Old Peter Miller,
the hermit of Cicero, was yesterday sent
to i he bridewell by Justice Doyle on
charge o( vagrancy. The old man is
n-puted to lie worth upward of $1.000. 000.
He own 5.0 acres of l.ind in the town of
Cicero, sections 31 and .'!6 The Illinois
and Michigan canal akirts the south line
of the old man's property, aud the rick
etty, weatherbeaten but in which he lives
Is almost on the brink of the muddy
stream. For over twenty years he has
lived alongside the caual. making weekly
trips to the city on begging expeditions.
About a year ago his wife committed sui
cide by banging. Since then he has lived
alone and baa only left the house on rare
The Old Han's Leather Bag-.
His bed is a pile of rags, and when be
lies down he puts under his bead a leath
er bag which tradition says contains rolls
of greenback and shilling yellow boys.
School children taunt him with cries of
'Miller, the old miser," and about the
first thing a Cicero baby learns from its
mother's lips is: ' If you don't stop cry
ing I'll give yon to old Miller." During
the next sixty days the old man's totter
ing form will not be seen along the Black
road. Sunday afternoon he was caught
begging in front of Sr.. Francis' German
Catholic church on West Twelfth street.
He was lucked up at the Maxwell street
station, and yesterday morning, in de
fault of fc'O fine, be was taken out to the
Pen Picture of tho Hermit.
When arretted he was covered with
filth and vermin. His gray hair hung In
long, matted locks over bis shoulders,
and his shaggy beard looked as though it
bad been divorced from a comb for many
years He wore a pair of trousers made
out of tarpaulin, such as fishermen wear,
and a black slouch hat covered ' with
grease an eighth of an inch thick. A
long grayish overcoat., worn aud thread
bare, an old ragged flannel shirt and a
pair of moccasius completed his outfit
The oid man shambles along with a cane
in either hand, and it takes bim from early
moruing till dark to walk from bis
shauty to the city and back.
Attacked One by Thieves.
Eight or ten years aio some thieves,
who had heard of Miller's fabulous
wealth, broke into the shanty and tried
to make the old man and wife divulge the
place where their money was kept. Tue
old couple were hound and gagged aud
when discovered in the morning were
nearly dead. Neither would tell where
tiie money was secreted, and the robbers
left without a doPar. A little over a year
ago the old man was arrested at ins own
threshold. He was dragged to the police
4tHtiou and treated shamefully, so be
Ills First Rath for Years,
Miller was een at the bridewell after
he had been shorn of hia tangled hair and
been given a batb. The metamorphosis is
so great that his neighbors will not know
him when be returns upon the expiration
f bis sentence. Miller was deeply af
fected at his incarceration, and big scald
ing tears cour-ted down his checks. He
speaks broken Emiisb, and one of the
prisoners acted as interpreter. The old
man was brought into Superintendent
Crawford's otuce, where he stood leaning
-n bis cane while recounting bis story.
A Harsjain in Real tata.
"I am 66 years old." be said, as the tears
veiled to bis eyes, "and its too bad to see
itn old man like me in a place like this,"
There was apathetic tremor in the old
man's voice and his frame shivered con
vulsively. When -the property was re
ferred to he brightened np. "The land,"
lie said, "is mine 520 acres, sections 81
tind So. I worked hard for that property,
nod lived away out there on the prairie
I f ore Chicago was much of a city. I
will soil it for $100,000 and then go hack
to Germany. " Some of the land is worth
teveral thousand dollars an acre.
Ketrr Paya Aay Taxes.
No taxes have been paid by Miller in
years. When a "For Sale" sign is put up
it is torn'dowo the same night. The old
man claims to be penniless aside from hia
property, and he positively denies the
wild stories afloat in Cicero about hia un
told wealth. Since the death of his wife
lie has lived on bread and water. Mdler
iras born in Holsteiu, Gertusny, la itH.
1 le came to America about the breaking
cut of the rebellion.
LEFT TO BURN TO DEATH.
I'lendish Crime by Huralars Their
tendad Victim Saved.
New Rochelle. N. Y., Nov. 25. At 1.-20
o'clock yesterday morning flames poured
out of the three-story brick building
lised by A. C. Orcutt as a furnishing
score. Fireman William Wei&koff burst
in the door and found a clerk. Alexander
fc rilfin. inside, bound band and foot and
gauged. The clerk was brought out, and
v.hile the firemen worked on ths flames
C rifliu told this story: He said he was in
bed in the rear of the store when three
nien entered. Two held him while one
bund him securely.
Couldn't Have Saved Hlmselt,
After that was done be was thrown on
the floor aud one man stood over bim with
a revolver. The other two went through
the store and searched the till and then
p-uceeded up stairs to the offices of Lasr-
yirC. II. Woxooand Auctioneer Dillon.
Simething must have frightened them.
fur they lieat a hasty retreat. The next
tldng Griffin knew flames were bursting
fi rth in the rear of the store. He dragged
b imself to the front door and lay there
u itn rescued.
A Terrible Experience.
Old Town, Me., Nov. 25. Robert H.
Pae, who, while delirious recently,
rtislieil from a lumber camp in tiie Cari
bou lake region, some 70 mil away from
any settlement, was found -:!.ree days
later buried in twenly inches of snow.
with both feet and bands frnseu, aud
ol uerwiae injured. He escaped from the
ci-mpiu his underclothing and when his
sen-tes relumed, he fomid that be was
lo.t. lis wandered about aimlessly, suf
fering intensely from cold and waut of
to il. He will live.
Parnoll Decides to Retire.
London, Nov. 25. The Central News
lenrns from an excellent source that Par
netl will announce at the next meeting of
in Irish members bis retirement from
tb leadership. Davitt, iu a speech last
nl,ht, said lie believed that Parnell
wi nld prove himself a greater patriot
th.tn his enemies supposed by taking the
co inw which would minimise the danger
to irian autonomy.
More Strikers on tho C, aad B. L
'.Tjscola, Ilia., Nov. 83. The trainmen
on the St. Louis branch of the Chicago
ami Eastern Illinois yesterday joined with
tbt strikers on the main line aud refused
to ake freight cars out, About 4U0 coal
ml lers at Grape Creek will be thrown out
of work if the strike continues, as the
mi le owners can secure no cars.
Thev Will Warm tho Dynamite.
York, Nov. 23 Carlo Durot, and
Joteph Dego were killed, and Rafello
Ro tto and Carmen Purod seriou .lv in
jurad by the explosion of a dynamite car
tridge yesterday. One of the men hall
pit ced the cartridge too near the fire to
liett It, and this canned the explosion.
Costly Freight Wreck.
1 ABA Boo, Wis., Nov. 25. On the Madi-
sot division of ths Northwestern rood
ner this city Saturday night a freight
tra n broke through ad iron bridge, wrack
ing twenty-three cars loaded with mer-
cbs Bdise. The loss is esiiwaled at $75,
004 ; No one was hurt.
J lave to Walk Straight ia Germany. '
Xokdoh, Nov. xs lb alitor of The
Chi mails irese has been aenieuoe d to a
Wat k's Imprisonment for having ao for
got en., bts loyalty to the empire aa to
slot e a meeting over whioh bo presided
wtt a call for c hears for Bocialmsa. -
The Great New York Banker
FASTS rSOlC HIS LITE EI3T0BT.
A Mna Whoso Character Had Many Sides
and All of Them fqoare Hi Brave
Defiance of a Itully Who Spoke lnaalt
taciy of Woman An Art Patron of
Dlscrlmiaation and Tasts aad a Tarf
aiaa Whoso Honor Was Above neapl
clon. Nkw Voiik, Nov. 25. The death of
August Helmnnt at S a. m. yesterday at
his home iu this city ended the career of
one of the most extensive bankers in the
world. He took a severe cold at the
horse show last week, which developed
into pnenmonia and rapidly sapped the
foundations of bis life. He was born in
Alzey, Germany, in Idlfi, and came to this
country in 1837 as the agnt of the Roths
childs. He had been United States con
sul and minister resident at The Hague
and received the thanks of the govern
ment for his services in thoae positions.
He was banker, politician, and art
patron, and an able man in each connec
tion. His banking house is one of the
first in the world.
Brave aad Chivalrous tlentlemaa.
Above all, Mr. Belmont was geotle-
tnan in itshigbest significance. Aa inci
dent which reuhed in his permanent
lamenea will prove the above statement.
Early in the '4's he and a party of youug
men occupied a box at a theatre in Wash
ington City. Directly across the proscen
ium tn another box was a bevy of beauti
ful ladies. I he young men bad com
mented on the remarkable grace and
beauty of one of the young ladies, then
unknown to them even by name. They
were still dilating on her grace when they
passed out of the box. A southern "fire-
eater" overheard their remarks, and mads
a comment which reflected brutally upon
the w hole sex. Those were the days of
chivalry, and the young banker, though
much smaller than the southerner, hotly
resented the comments.
Scathing Rebuke of a Black goard.
Facing the Southerner, who was noted aa
a bully and a dead shot, young Belmont
said in deliberate tones:
The dog who wonld otter such a sen
timent insults the memory of bis own
mother, and is nn fit for the company of
decent men." The fire-eater turned livid
with raxe and replied:
toil shall hear from me.
Dueling was in fashion in thoae days.
aud Belmont was challenged. William
Hayward was Belmont's opponent, and
oo the first fire he put a bullet into Bel
Made Him Hera or the Hoar.
The wound lamed Belmont for life, hut
it made him the hero of the hour. He
married, at the site of 35. the daahter of
Commodore Matthew Perry, every mate
member of which family has served with
distinction in the navy. After the wed
ding trie young connle took np their res
idence In New York. Mr. Belmont's
mansion is at l-9 Kifth avennn. and with
its artistic posiessions is valued at J.0H0.
000. His annnsl Income from the stories.
bonds and government securities owned
by him is said to be over Sloo.ff). Mr.
Belmont b-aves three sons August, Jr..
Perry and Oliver.
A Maa of Many Characterlatlca.
Mr. Belmont was a many -allied man.
Aa an independent hanker and as ths
American agent of the Kothschilda. be
occupied a foremost pl.tce in the
world of finance. As a Democrat
be stood for years h gh in the councils of
bis party, and until lSTi occupied the
chairmanship of the national Democratic
Committee. As an owner of fast horses
and a patron of the turf his name has be
come widely known. Before he was .10
years of age hs was a leader in New York
society, ami it is only w ithin a few years
that be and his family have given np
thst large interest in social affair which
once characterized them. Jn the world
of art also Mr. Belmont was a prominent
flirtim. He owned a collection that is con
sidered one of the finest in the country.
His Lots for Good Horses.
A alioy on hia father's farm, he had
acquired a love for outdoor sports. This
passion remained with bim through all
his years of social and political activity,
but it was not until aU.ut the time that
Jerome park was established that he be
came identified with the American turf.
Mr. Belmont became president of the
jockey club, and at the close of the Very
first season of bis presidency was the au
tocrat of the organit it ion. He retired in
1881 from active participation in racing
affairs, but eventually came back stronger
than ever. Mr. Belmont took particular
pride in breeding his own horses, and be
was known as a man who would rather
win a common purse race with a colt of
his own raising than a stake worth thou
sands with a horse be bad purchased. His
colors were maroon and scarlet and no
spot of dishonor has ever marked them.
A Finn Art Collector.
When Mr. Belmont was in Naples be
gave much time to the study of art, and
as soon as he acquired sufficient capital
he began collecting painting and statu
ary. When he went to The Hague as
minister he became acquainted with the
Flemish and French schools, snd grew to
be even a more enthusiastic collector than
be had ever been before. He bought with
great liberality and taste. His whole
house is a mnseum and in ths rear of bis
mansion, where he had erected a large
gallery, he placed most of his pictures
and treasures of art. What he brought
together constitutes one of the finest and
most valuable collections iu the country.
It is not conflued to any single class of
paintings, but contains examples of
Knaus. Meissonier, Rosa Bonheur, Troyon,
Galois Bouguereau, Vibert, Munckacxy,
Meyer, Brion, and Madraso.
His Personal Appoaraaca.
Mr. Be mont was a man of middle stat
ure, well built, with small hands and
rset, with aids whiskers that had turned
gray, and a fluely shaped, partly bald
head. His features were regular, and bis
complexion quits frr-di for a man of his
years' Hi eyes sparkled, and in geueral
be was the picture of a healthy old gentle
man. Years sgo he rode oo horseback a
great deal, and often stayed out in the
field ten or twelve bonis shooting.. He
was a great lover of whi-t, a-id f reqently
sat up at the Manhattan clrb until tor I
in the morning playing th; game. He
also went ofteu to the Koickeroocker and
Union clubs. Those late hours, however,
did not prevent hi rising promptly at 8
iu the niurniug.
Tho Lone Fast of a Hog.
Gosiiek, Ind., Nov. 25. William Long,
who lives near Athens, threshed wheat
early in September, and missed a valua
ble hog the same day. Snndny he looked
under the straw stack and fouud ths hug
alive and welL Save being thirsty it gave
no appearance of lading theworse for its
Failure at Pittsburg.
PITTSBURG, Nov. 25. Thomas Fs woett
& Co.. exieosive coal dealers, of this city,
assigned Monday morning.' Liabilities
estimated at eiOO.OiO; assets said to reach
Twenty Men Killed la a Coal Pit.
VlES-iA, Nov. 23. The Anna pit of the
Breux Mining company at Tcuancsh has
sollapied, owing to the mine being flood
ed. Twsuty meu were kille I.
Custom Inspotor lor Danville, III.
Washington Citt, Nov. 25. Secretary
Windutu has appointed Ueorgj T. Buck
ingham an iuspectur of Cii-iiuiu at Dan
Mounlaiu fires Iu the i.eisiiborbiHxl of
Jdiico, Tenn., have destroyed thottsauds
of i ere of tlmher.
"Tab" Pryor has been arreted at Wau
paca, Wis. for the n.u iier i.f Btuker
Mead .n li lie was suspecen i tue
llmeoi ihe murder.
Raid oo Ltaur Dealers.
Pitts bcbg, p.. Nov. 2S. -Fifteen
wholesale liquor dealers of the First and
BeeofMl wards srers arrsett last nixht
charged with selling liquor w,::(oata li
cense. Ten gavn bail iu the sum ol I,0u4
Two Blsstlans la Italy.
Bong, Nov.25. The results of Sunday's
lection in SW1 diotricta ore: Jdloiatarial-l-sa.
S 14; Ptoala, i; o'ltoo, Loft.
It is again reported that Showman T.
T. Bam urn is dangerously 11 L
The British parliament was opened at
parliament hoosa, Londoo, to-day.
The schools at Madison, Wis., have boon
closed owing to aa epidemic of diphtheria
The Cltlsens' National bank of Dayton,
Wash., capital 130,000, has been author
ised to begin bosiooss.
A conscience contribution of (S was PS
Sci ved Mooday at the treasury depart
ment from Portland, Ore.
A ticket-of.lseve maa mamed Walter
Campbell Monday robisvl the Ohio state
prison of articles worth $7i.
Cardinal Gibbons baa addressed a let
ter to the Roman Catholic clergy request
ing tbem to mark Thanksgiving - Day by
tome special service.
The molders employed by ths Minna,
sola Thrasher company at Millwatt-f
hsvs struck becanss twelve convicts have
been put to work In the founiry.
Jessie Alamaon, a yonng worn ao from
Chicago, committed snici.le at New York
city Monday because ber money was ail
gone, and she could net get work.
Lionel Burnett, the son of Mrs. Bur
nett, who wrote "Little Lord Fauntls
roy," is dying, at Paris. Hs was tbe
model of the littls lord in his mother'
Mr. Angnst Belmont, the fsmons bank
er, diet! at his home in New York early
Monday from the effects of a cold con
tracted at tue horse show. He was in but
The U oiled States supreme court bss
affirmed the judgment of the circuit court
for tbe southern district of New York,
In tbe case of bbibuya Jugiva, tbe Jap
anese under sentence f death by elec
tricity. Eugene Field, journalist, got bark
from Europe Saturday, and showed aa
x at his room in the Hmrtevant koosa.
New York city, which has been used by
Gladstone in bia tree chopping feats at
A lovging camp near Evergreen nver,
Wisconsin, was raided by Mrnominos In
diaua Saturday, tbe loggers driven away
and the camp burned, the Indians claim
that the men were trespassing on their
It is said that Postmaster General
Wanamaker was canght recently oo Head
ing stock, and lost a lot of money. At
Washington City it is reported that be
has recently borrowed AjU.uuu, mortgaging
his boms iu that city.
Ths tin box stolen Nov. 19 from John
Keller, at Chicago, cuotatnioc SKri.aiO
worth of set unties, has beno fouod and
moat of (he papers recovered. The rob
bery hid it under a sidewalk where It
was found by children and lbs is per
were scattered all over ths neighborhood,
BritUh Ministerial Pros;rammo.
IxiMmv, Nov. Si The qneen's speech,
read at the opening of pardameut to-day,
afier the customary retrrenr to tbe
friendly r.-lstioosof England with foreign
nations, hopes that tb negotiations which
are progressing with France concerning
the Newfoundland floherir will soon
lead to a satisfactory settlement.
Her mj sty regreis to annonnos
that a potato famine is threatened in tbe
west of Irelau'L and trosis that meas
ure ill be taki-o to mitigate the die-tre-a
Hills will be Introduced in re
gard to Iriab land purchase, lubes, as
Maied tducailoa in Scotisod, extetioioo of
local government in tg'aut. an 1. if the
work of the ae-Mon permUs, liCtl gov
ern nrrnt in Ireland.
Boca Twenty leara la Prleoa.
"!. I MBr, Ind, Nov. 2& After twenty
years' otiUoeiiient lo tbe prison at Jeffer
soiv.lie James T. Storey returned to
Jo.'.usoo county, bis oi l home. Moal iv.
Si,t cy I- b years of atio and was ai m e
time wonu c&jitNi. 4im'lin rubn-1
lilm. He planned the robbery of a bank,
was C4uht in ibe ait and with a kails
killed o.ie of Id puraaera, for which he
Wiis sent to aisle's pnoii in lsd,
Heeama Mardoroasly !.
MAKTINSViLI.E, ind., Nov. Sla-JasurT
M. Kuiau. a yonng farmer, N-came vio
lently inaane Monday and attempted to
kill his father and mother. His brother
arrived barely in lime to save their lire.
He was taken by strategy aod eouvcye.1 to
tbe insane bonpuai. Business complica
tion were tbe cause.
Chk-soo, Nov. 4
Ths qnoiatt's tbs board of trad lolay
were as ful ows: Wbett-Nuvsmb r. o -enel
t.4 clovd W-4t le rmler, opened KFHo,
ckaasl !-c; May. opened il ". e Oad
$1.0 t. Corn November, opeo'vl ..i . closed
December. o.ol Ho. clowd to;
May. opened lV o osed Oats -No
vember. oMed 4ic. rfaawd :; Iftjormhrr.
opened 4 Sc, lusltr: slay, o;ned .-.
c lined SSu. Pork Decern ber. ope.ied aod
ruaedsa.": January, opened fl clo-d
HLr-. May. opened .. tloed 12 i7l
Lard December. ope- ed laS-l. hard Joltl
Iriatur: Baiter Ksnry separator, 7-
rSriflDeaalhered rraam.X4 -i ; dairies, finest
fresh. X tiie; frmu pu-kia sto k. Hilm.
E4ti;-Freah candle! ! o , tide dot;
kv 1ku t IT tl- Dressed pns try
liens. ev7e per lb: prlm f..lrea. iiuVo:
raauera, &ai r ' du ks. :llr: turn . sA
IHe; trees. S IWks O.kjJ lo re-nee
Wis fsism. Untie fanrr. r; Northers
kin n u, fai to so 4. O iM" rtxa. e lo ancy
burban a. vn. .Sic; -met pufaioei. II inuts.
:.;. . Aiiea- 1 liou.s, r--B oikiti,
Ulato per url; esliui. 4.i4i; ddi. rs"
stork, (i isitf,
NlW Yoms. Nov. St.
Wheat -So ' red wiui r a-4i. l is) . do
Deeeiub-r. 1 1 January, rl torn
Dull; No. t m xi t-rnmh Jt,. J.- X veai-
bar, -se: do 1 coe n r, u u tit bat
nrm; No. - niivt,: a,a tec: .o November,
Ms. K ye-l ull. Ha-.ey No.-c e .. Pork
Wuiet; iuc. nl.J.ili.n La d-IJu.et; No-
veins r. as. ac i -t-eu.u . .s,.
Live Stock: I at lie Market 10c V I0 -s
ulglier native stn-r . .. .la i&.tti ls l llav
bulls aad cows. U'i tS.Sk. be p and Lambs
Meady; lainUs. He. f lb loser: brep. 4 ai
Hi ii" ids; isuiav :ajS. H
Market a tadj ttriuer; livs bugs. t(oU4.U f)
Bay rpland prairie. fa.0UOaJ
Hy Tinsstay-asuQl s.M.
Oosl hori ti.
Und Vaxtw o twO.
A prominent physician and old army
surgeon id eastern lowa was railed away
front borne for few days. During bis
absence one of tbe cbil.iren contracted a
severe cold, and bis wife bought a bottle
of Chamberlain' Cough Remedy for it
Tbey were an much pleased with tbe
remedy that they afterwards used sev
eral bottles at various times. lie said
from experience with II, be regarded it as
the moat reliable nrenaration In una ttr
colds, and that it came the nearest of be
in I specific of any medicine 1& bad
ev.ir seen. t ot sale Dy liett at Bah
HsU Hum Light.
The man who tells yon con Aden
tislly just what will cure your cold I
prescribing Kemp's Balsam this year. I
the preparation of this remarkable modi
cine for concha and enlda so I
pared to combine only tb heat and
purest ugreaienu. Hold a bottle of
Kemp's Balaam to tbe light nod look
through It; nolle bright clear look;
toea compare with other remedies. Prior
Nte and $1.
Te Berewa DsatUtated na
if eon will send ma soar a1,1 rnea
will mail yon oar illustrated pamphlet
BspuuuinK an aoout ur. ujt t cele orated
electro Voltaic belt and annliaiuwa and
their charming etTecta upon the nervous
-i i , , . . . . . .
ucDiiiutiea system, ana now they will
quickly restore you to vigor, manhood
aad health. Pamphlet free. If you are
una afflicted, we will send 70a a bell 1
appliances oa a trial.
Voltaic Belt Co.. attrthan. Mica,
la the pursuit of the gooa thugs of
'bis world we aatldpai too mock; w
tat out the heart aad swsetasss as world
ly pleasures by delightful fotwthoturbt of
them. The results obtained t rota the nee
yf Dr. J owes Bad Oovwr Toole far exceed
11 claima. It curse dyspepsia, aad all
ttomaoa. liver, kidney aad hladi
roubles. It le a porfoet toolr, afpoUser.
Mood rar"ar. stsnr-tU u-mm ood
a- t O sjtr4, cf
A- - , Jk
-A.T POPULAR PRICES
Is always to be found at
Robt Krause's Clothing Emporium,
I Pocket Cutlery. 1
Wo have 1 Table Cut lrr. V
( Eitrhea Cutlery. )
Many ns?fol articles for tbe
Foil line of mechanics tool
214 BRADY ST.,
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alts aisne Is year ansm, fS e sa4 sp,
isaa staa le jeer aim a. a. $ sas as.
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Opes sails nasi f A. U. Is I T. M . aaa aa Taes
aaf aaa aatarilir Ketalas free t la
Interest allosred oa Despoalu at Ua rate
of 4 per CeeX per Aaanat.
Deposits receiTed la amounts of
$1 and Upwards.
1st sitval properly sT tas Ti sn I lass a,
slate Is taa svsaastor. Tbe eStreri are prl
14 Crass bsriuatas; aay af Its narrt. Mlaer
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to all st j lee
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Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
Loose that are soluble? for Xmss present.
n.l builders' Lardwar.
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toves and yinffare,
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1608 SECOND AVU, KOCK, ISLAND, I LI
Second Hand Goods-
Bars. er.T. aaa traara aay srtirla. A aaertani a tfr ef -'.
saarartararaf tit toaaaef
BOOTH AND 8H0ES
:E "W. -WTITTBE,,
ruataai ef tae
Arcade CIGAR Store
, Ain TaStpxaaxcx biixiiro vxd pool hill,
Ka. IM EE005D ATXSTK.
( Fe.larr DoaVrs, I
Carre Kae. per. I ' '
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Area no. Dealer in
Cigars and Toys,
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