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MONDaT, December 15. 1800.
. palaver lal'heaea.
' "oW that the Illinois legislature will
shortly convene snd tba election of a
United States senator will be one of the
Important qnesliona to be acted upon, it
la proper to call the attention of the dem
ocratic membere to the fact that Gen.
John M. Palmer ia the one person whom
they are pledged to support he most be
thttlr candidate first, last and all the time.
No aide issues or personal preference!
will be tolerated for a moment In the con
test The question of who should wear
the senatorial toga in the event of demo
cratic legislature was definitely settled In
the state convention which con
vened at Springfield on June
4ih last, when, as with one voice, the
entire democracy of the alate conferred
the honor upon Gen. Palmer. Eia bril
liant and aggressive campaign evoked not
only the plaudits of the Illinois democracy
but thos of the entire union. The battle
was fought and won with Palmer' name
emblazoned on the demoncracy'a banner,
and as the legislature will be democratic
on joint ballot there should be no hesi
tancy nor delay in choosing a successor
to Cbarlea B. Far well. Gen. Palmer
ahould and undnuptedly will have a clear
majority on the first formal ballot.
Speaking of the organization of the house
without envolving the senatorial question,
the St. Louis Republic sensibly says:
The contest for the speakership in the
Illinois noose ot representative ia not.
and cannot le made, part ot the sena
torial question. Gen. Palmer ia the can
didale of the democratic party for the
aenate. De must and will poll it full
, strength on joint ballot. The contest for
the speakership must not be allowed to
become complicated in any way with Gen.
Palmer's candidacy. Some of the injudi
cious opponents of Mr. Crafts are very
inaiacreetiy urging nia assumed hostility
to Gen. Palmer against him. In the in
terest alike of harmony and truth, it is
only nece.sary to remember that Mr.
Crafia was the most able and persistent
advocate of the Potter resolution at the
March meeting of the democratic state
central committer, which brought nut the
sentiment of the parly io countv and dis
trict platforms, and gave the Palmer
movement an Irresistible Impetus. .The
Illinois demotrats ran afford to forego rois-
representailon. They can win without it.
Harry McDarrah lea.
Harry McDarrah is'dead. Be breathed
his last calmly and peacefully at the borne
be has long oceupiodon Fifteenth between
First and Second avenues at 10:30 yester
day morning, a lung affection with which
be has been a sufferer since the middle of
September being the cause of his demise,
The deceased was sixty-six years old,
having been born In County Down Ire
land. Ia his early life be was aaailor on
a merchant vessel and in that capacity
traversed the aeas of the world. He
came to this country with the late Jacob
Kiley and worked for him In Cleveland
for a nuirber of yeara and in 1854 came
to Rock Island to work In Mr. Riley's
gas works. In 1861 Harry went to
work for the ferry company as fire
man and never was a man more
faithful and Industrious than be
For twenty-seven years he was thus
employed and be became known up
and dowu the river. Being poesessed
naturally of a robust constitution and
having an unusual amount of endurance.
noone who knew Harry ever thought of
his being ill. But he exposed himself
recklessly to all kinds of weather and this
Dually broke him down, and three years
ago he gave np the position be bad held
so long. It was Harry who first staked
out the path on the ice between the two
citrs each year, being the first to cross
ma pick out the stfe wsy which bun
dreds of others afterward followed. But
old Harry ia do more. He was big heart
ed and It is not believed he bad an enemy
in tne world. Many will be the regrets
that the bosa of the ferry deck In summer
and the pathfinder in winter ia no more,
He leaves with bis wife seven children
Mrs. Mary Orthick, of Brookfleld, Mo.,
Edward McDarrah. of Des Moines. Mr
Maggie Condiff, of Rock Island, Lizzie, in
Dee Moines, and Henry, John and Rosa
in this city.
The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock
tomorrow morning from St. Joseph
The following special to the Chicago
Tribune trom Washington is interesting
' it is not exactly consolatarv.
The board appointed nnder the provis
ions oi me last lortincation act to inquire
into the facilities for producing steel f org
mgs on the Pacific mast at Rnrb t.i.h
111-, at the Indianapolis arsenal, ot on the
gulf coast, has submitted its report. It
reports the advisability of erecting gun
factories at one or more other places.
Strong arguments are presented in favor
of a foundry on the Paclfln nrtaax. It ia
not deemed advisable to establish foun-
unes at any of the other points visiud,
and as this is also the view nf tha aatoro.
tary of war and the ordnance officials
mere are not iiaeiy to be any mora foun
dries than the one at Watervliet and the
One DTODOeed for th ParK1r mut tnr
some time to come. The report does not
uuicaie any particular point for the lo
cation of the Pacific coast foundry.
Germania Lodge No. 6, A. O. U. W.,
has elected officers as follows:
O F ALeithner.
G Henry Loose.
Rec J L Haas.
Fin Robert Koehler.
Rec Fred Ludolph.
I G Henry Eiflert
O O Henry Empke.
Physician Dr C Bernhardt.
Trustee Wm Rinck.
llalMay Euaniaa Bat.
The Rock Island & Peoria railway will
ell exenrsion tickets at one and one-third
fare for the round trip on account of
Christmas and New Tear's holidays.
Tickets on sale Dec, 24th. S5tb and 31st,
and Jan. 1. 1801. Good for return until
and including Jan. ftth. Depot foot of
Twentieth street. F.H. Rockwell.
There will be no pony show or goods
' CT O'btlo'r . Birkenfeld's.
Neither does be intend to give f no tick-
Pplj ,oy B do,la', orth O'
twenty-five dolUr'a worth of goods, but
in. m"M Puhl'cn general to exam,
ine his stock of goods, and they can find
that they can buy a dollar's worth of goods
fi per oent less than any other place in
0,000 1 to loan on real estaU security,
in sums of t200 and n.,.i . i il
current rates of Interest, without com-
New Process of Manufacture
Which Looks Successful.
THE PROBLEM SOLVED BY ALCOHOL.
Beentt ol Experiment Made by the
Granger Department French Method
of Raining- Bable Introduced at the Cap
italA Youngster that Got Into Hot
- Water a Noon as It Waa Born, bat
Flourlahee Exceedingly Tito President
to Give Congreas Some Financial Ad
vleo Official Note.
Washington Citt. Deo. 15. The an
nual report of the chief of the chemical di
vision, department of agriculture, con
tains an account, written by Dr. Wiley, of
a process recently perfected as the result
of experiment in the chemical laboratory
of the department which most be of great
Interest to sorghum growers, and to the
people generally. Dr. Wiley's report recites
some of the various difficulties which have
been found hitherto in au economic manu
facture of sugar from sorghum, and indi
cater that the solution of the question was
to be found in "some process which would
separate as nearly as possible the gummy
amorphous bodies from the juice without
precipitating the sugar."
Alcohol Does Its Work.
The known property of alcohol to pro
duce precipitation in the juice was made
use of in further study of this problem,
and experiments were undertaken and con
tinued which have finally secured the most
satisfactory results. "The difficulties,"
says the report, "which have been encoun
tered in manufacturino; sugar from sor
ghum Juices have been solely due to the
presence of those gums. Their removal,
therefore, if it can be accomplished on a
manufacturing basis, would .at once place
sorghum in a high rank as a sugar pro
ducing plant. There seems to be no diffi
culty about the matter, aud, besides, the al
cohol used can be nearly all recovered by
Getting Value Out or Waste.
Another encouraging feature is that the
gummy sulwtanee separated by the pro
cess is liscir fermentable, yielding almost
hall its weight iu alcohol. It appears that
from the gum itself, then, a sufficient
amount of alcohol may possibly be de
rived to supply the whole waste which
would take place in the process of manu
facture, and any additional quantity of al
cohol needed could be obtained from the
molasses after the extraction of all the
crystallizalile sugar. Iu other words, a
proper stock of alcohol once provided the
wastage therein in the process of manu
facture could be, in great measure, it not
entirely, supplied by the refuse matter
which would otherwise be waste.
An Important Advantage.
Again, by the adoption of this process,
Dr. Wiley says, the period of manufacture,
the shortness of which has always been
one of the troubles in the making of
sorghum sugar can be considerably
lengthened. The usual period for the
manufacture of sugar, now practically
confined to the months of September and
October, could be devoted exclusively to
the extraction of the juice and the making
of the syrup, which cau be easily preserved
aud worked into sugar subsequently,
either through the winter .months or in
the spring, when the factory could again
be set in operation. The larger storage
facilities required by this means will be
far more than offset by the fact that the
whole of the apparatus for manufacture
could be built on a smaller scale.
. Increase of Yield of Sagar.
Last, but by no means least, the increase
of yield of sugar from the juice is nearly
100 per cent, in order to utilize this meth
od it will be necessary to take the tax off
the alcohol used in this process. Having
been discovered by the department the
process ia unpatentable, and goes to the
people free of royalty or anything of that
description. Dr. Wiley urges that the de
partment be permitted to carry on the
work on a small scale, and thinks that the
grant of S20,0UU which he asks would be a
BROUGHT UP BY SCIENCE.
A French Method of Taking Car of Little
Washington Citt, Dec. 13. Mrs. Lien
tenant Richardson Clover, who was so ill
at the time of the death of her mother, the
wife of Senator Miller, of California, has
improved sufficiently to be np and about
her room. Her infant daughter, just four
weeks old, proves beyond a doubt the suc
cess of the new method of bringing up
babies in what is generally, but mistak
ingly, understood to be an incubator. The
invention is known in France as a "con
vert," and is nothing more in fact, than
an open bed or box about three feet long,
built with double walls, through which
hot water passes, the design being to pre
serve the normal temperature of the body,
in proportion to the vitality of the child. .
Keeps the Darling Nice and Warm.
- With, this view a thermometer, set just
over the heating apparatus, is kept at an
average of 80 degrees. Several inches below
the surface, upon a light wire framework,
rests a tiny mattress for the accommoda
tion of the. little sleeper, who, when snug
ly tucked in.robed in dainty linen and pro
tected by a glass top that can be moved at
pleasure, needs no other covering to keep
it warm, and looks for all the world like
a delicate blossom in its conservatory bed.
How the Little Clover Thrives.
When the little one was born it weighed
just five and one-half pounds, and has
steadily gained a half-pound each week
since. Mrs. Clover is very jealous of her
baby being reported to be delicate and de
nies such assertions most emphatically.
To judge by the lung power it displays
when hungry or restless one would never
doubt its possession of a Btrong constitu
tion. Within the last few days it has
shown a strong aversion to its comfortable
little nest, and kicks violently to be taken
np and held in the lap.
Another Presidential Message.
WASHINGTON Crrr, Dec. 15. A meet
ing of the cabinet Saturday afternoon con
sidered the financial condition of the coun
try, and as a result the president, it is un
derstood, will send a message to congress
early this week suggesting as a measure
of relief the enactment ot legislation for
the ixsue of additional currency baaed on
Increased purchases of silver.
Senator Brine's Reallouce.
Washington Citt, Dec 1. Among
the names sent to the census office of resi
dents of New York city is that of Senator
Calvin S. Brice, of Ohio. The senator ob
jects vigorously to this and has telegraphed
Representative Yoder to have the matter
looked into. Brice says that he told the
New York census enumerator personally
that his residence was at Lima, O. Super
intendent Porter says that enumerators
have authority to decide for themselves as
to a man's residence, and the probability
is that Brice is credited both to New York
city and Lima. He promised to investi
gate the matter.
That Alleged Silver PooL
Washington Citt, Dec to. A com
mittee of the house began Saturday to in
quirg into the alleged silver pool that cer
tain congressman, names unknown, are
said to have been parties to. Dockery, who
started the inquiry, said he had no person
al knowledge of the matter, but took hia
cue from newspaper and other statements,
and the assertion of Conger in the honse
last June that he bad been invited to join
such a pool. The Washington City corre
spondents of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat
were called as witnesses, but they re
fused to testify and the committee ad
The Senate and Houae.
Washington Citt, Dec. 15. In the sen
ate Saturday a resolution calling on the
secretary of agriculture .for a statement of
progress in irrigation inveatiimtinn was
agreed to. Jones addressed the senate in
opposition to the federal election bilL Ev
erts advocated ita passage.
. an tne nouse the bill providing that one
person may act as engineer and pilot on
steam launches of ten tons and under was
passed. The senate cattle inspection bill
was discuss ed and refarred to the agricul
tural committee. .-.
. Wai-ere Silver Coinage Plan. .-
' Washington Crrr, .Dec 15. Ex Con
gressman A. J. Warner, president ot the
national silver executive committee, ham a
proposition to submit to the finance eonv
duced from American mlnes.and to charge
on all foreign silver imported to this coun
try a seigniorage equal to the difference
between the market value of silver bullion
and the rate of coinage. This would prac
tically put a duty on foreign silver. -,.
The Carpets Were Too Slick.
Washington Citt, Dec- is. One of the
new senators from the west bad a novel ex
perinnce at Senator Sawyer's honse last
week on the occasion of the meeting of the
Republican caucus In the parlors ot the
Wisconsin senator's beautiful home. He
slipped and fell sprawling on the floor in
the principal hall, where the oriental silk
finished rugs are laid an Inch thick. "I'd
rather walk on ice or rattlesnakes," said
the discomfited senator, "than on such a
slippery carpet as that. ;
Miller's Report on the World's Fair.
Washington Citt, Dec. 15. Attorney
General Miller has returned to the presi
dent the papers in the case ot the Chicago
World's fair. He found that all the legal
requirements of the case had been com
plied with. The president will next in
quire as to the sufficiency of the finan
cial guarantee. -
The Surplus Bodueed 7, OOO.OOO.
Washington Crrr, Dec 15. The heavy
purchases of bonds during-last week,
together with the purchases of silver, have
had the effect of reducing the surplus is
the treasury which Saturday was a little
more than (12.0110,000. At the beginning
of the week it was 19,'000,000.
Ttegroes Against the Eleetioa Bill.
Washington Citt, Dec 15. At a meet
ing of the executive committee of the col
ored reform tariff bureau here Saturday
nigt resolutions denouncing the "foroe"'
bill as prejudicial to the happiness and
peace of the colored men of the south were
The Banna Investigation.
Washington Citt, Dec 15. The Raum
investigation was taken up again Satur
day, and Commissioner Ranm's son was
the witness, lie emphatically denied
every allegation made by Copper in matters
that be had knowledge of.
BORED FOR OIL AND GOT GAS.
A Discovery at Plttubnrg That Is n Great
Thing for the Factories.
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. ia As one of the
attractions the management of the Pitta
burg Exposition society contracted with
the Pittsburg Oil Well Supply company
to drill an oil well on the exposition
grounds during the recent exhibition.
Drilling was commenced early in Septem
ber, and progressed with varying regular
ity until Saturday the drill penetrated the
third twtud at a depth of 1.U85 feet, and
proceedings were brought to a sudden stop
by a terrific flow of natural gas.
Enough for Fifty Pnddllug Furnaces.
Tlie gas was controlled by night and a
guage taken. The flow showed a quantity
of gas sufficient to unnlviiftv Duddlin?
furnaces of the largest size. The gas is
pronouncea oi tue unest quantity. Upon
further development it is believed that
the pressure will be much greater. The
well will be drilled deeperat once. Several
manufacturers within the city limits are
arraugins to drill for gaa upon their
property. This is the flivt time gas has
been struck in paying quantities in the
city, the gas beiug piped here from out
side the city limits.
Mury Brown died in Providence, R. L,
Saturday, aged 104 years.
Trd Salisbury has reduced the rents of
his tenant at H.itfield 15 per cent.
Gen. Ben Lefevre, ex-representative in
congress, is spoken of as a candidate for
governor of Ohio.
Secretary Windom went to New York
Saturday and conferred with the bankers
regarding the "stringency."
Chester Hitchcock, who was one of the
founders of St. Paul, Minn., died at New
Haven, Conn., Saturday, aged 80.
Bell, Miller & Co., retail dry goods deal
ers of Cincinnati, failed Saturday. Lia
bilities, Huo.OOO; assets, tSjO.OOU Strin
Mrs. Catherine Quaid, 68 years of age,
died SunUKy in a pew whiie attending
services in the church of St. Thomas
Aquinas, in Brooklyn, N. Y.
- The nat sweat Manufacturing companv,
of N ew York, has just won a suit lor
royalties on patents controlled by the firm,
which will make it 13,000,000 richer.
The Iowa, Minnesota and Dakota Ele
vator company, operating a line of ware
houses on the Burlington, Cedar Rapids
and Northern railway, has assigned. Lia
bilities, 81.10,000; assets unknown.
The breweries of Chicago have decided
to go out of the saloon business and will
no longer advance money to start saloons.
This because the brewers find it too much
to have to pay the license fees, as they fre
The Kniuhtsf Labor have issued a call
for the second annual convention of the
district and local assemblies of New York
to take place at Pythian hall, Albany,
on Jan. 13. The object of the convention
is to act on certain reform questions.
Gen. John Newton, of New York, who ia
"consulting engineer" of the Chicago
drainage scheme, and who waa ordered
by the trustees to take the place of En
gineer Cooley, recently discharged, em
phatically refuses, as it would be a breach
of professional etiquette.
United States Treasurer Huston pro
poses to charge to the bullion account f5,
UJO.OUO in standard silver dollars, and $20,
000,000 half-dollars and dimes now lying
in the treasury aud issue treasury notes
therefor, as a means of relieving the strin
gency. Congressional action would be re
quired. The daughter of Rev. James G. Arm
strong, of Atlanta, Ga., who was in turns
a Presbyterian and then an Episcopalian
preacher, and who has filled pulpits in St.
Louis; Ripley, O.; Wheeling W. Ya.;
Richmond, Ya., and later in Atlanta, has
gone on the stage, her first venture being
in "The -Clemenceau Case" Society is
Emil Wulff, bookkeeper of the wholesale
millinery firm of P. A. Cross & Co., Mil
waukee, was seen by one of the firm Fil
day night drinking champagne. As his
salary did not warrant such rich living, au
examination was made, andit was found
that Wulff drank champagne at his em
ployers' expense. The shortage is several
thousands. Wolff disappeared, but was
found Sunday morning in an outhouse
with a bullet in his brain. -
A Cnrio of the Irish Situation.
London, Dec 15. A singular feature of
Lord Wolseley's tour in Ireland, as com
mander in-chief of the British troops, is
that he is beset with petitions from the
residents of Irish towns in which troops
are situated not to withdraw the men, it
beiug the policy of the military authori
ties to remove the soldiers from the small
garrisons and concentrate them in the
larger centers. This ia deprecated by the
people who are to be deprived of the trade
which the presence of the military gives
-Combining Against a Combine!
Springfield, O., Dec 15. The Fanners'
Alliance has appointed a committee to get
the mammoth - East street shops here So
manufacture furm machinery and to op
pose the American Harvester company, a
combination of harvesting machinery
manufacturer. They propose forming a
stock company, no one to furnish over $1,
000, and to furnish machinery at cost to
all Alliance members.
Governor-Elect Wluns Dangerously 111.
Detroit,- Dec J 5. Democratic leaders
here are greatly alarmed over the report
from Hamburg that Edwin B. Winana,
the first Democratic governor elected in
Michigan since 1S53, is dteetuusly ill
It Bum in tba Family.
. New Toisk, Dec. 15. Adolph Sterling,
aged 28, formerly a student at West Point.
shot himself Saturday morning at his
nome on f uiton street. Jamaica. Lv L
The doctors say there is a possible chance
of his recovery. His father shot and killed
nimsuu iu the same nous some time ago.
Mnnlrr Over Game of Die. :
. Baltimore, Dec 15. James Johnson, a
colored barber, was stabbed to death Sat
nrrl.iv br .Tnli n TCnViAvt-. W'n. !.(...,... tn .
saloon. The two men were throwing dies) .
" unuw hh uw rt.uis ot a luaa
over the game.
The Weather Wo May Expect.
WAsniKoroic Citt, Dec. 14. The following
are tiie weaUior iuiUcatinns tor thirty mi boars
fmmln m .. i i i . ,
THE ROCK ISLAND
SDN OF Hf SMOTHER
A Chicagoan Whose Cussednesa
Comes Honestly. .
DIPEAYITT "BRED Hf THE UGTSX,"
Dtvelops Itself la a Perfectly fatara!
Ityto A Wedding , That Didn't Tak
Place, and the Why aad Wherefore
lievenge of the Voang Tough Because
Ills Mother Refused to Pat Up the Cash
lor Hii Marriage. --.
Chicago, Dec. 15. A scene of ruin and
deflation more squalid than picturesque,
bit complete in all its details, was pro
se ited yesterday to the view of all curious
ca Jers at the home ot Mrs. Ellen Morria
se', on the second floor of a tumble-down
duelling iu the rear of 131 Market street.
7ung Patrick Sbeehan had performed
th work of devastating cyclone because
hi t mother, forsooth, wouldn't give him
th i money necessary to a proper celebra
ti n of hia marriage with Mary Gallagher,
a Western avenue belle, which was
to have come off with eclat a barrel ot
bear and slashings ot whisky yesterday.
Tl.e ceremony has been postponed. . Fri
ds y young Sheehan, who is a carpenter by
tride, made a more emphatic appeal than
tif ual for assistance. But it was no go.
H s mother told him she would supply
m iney for hia wake, bat not for bis wed
di3g. A Blark Eyo and Then Bula.
Patrick contented himself on that occa
sion with giving his mother a black eye,
aid Saturday morning Justice Kersten
lit tened to her appeal for protection, and
issued a warrant for her son's arrest for
disorderly conduct. The warrant was
served at 7 o'clock that evening, and two
hours later Patrick was bailed out by a
fr end and left bis cell boiling with wrath.
Vi hisky administered at intervals stirred
u i bis anger way past the boiling mark,
aid at 11 o'clock he went back borne and
pt oceeded to clean out the place. Nothing
escaped except the carpets. Every chair
in the place was smashed and thrown out
of the windows, the windows going, too.
a the irate young man took no precau
Urns to raise tbem. Mrs. Momssey es
caped early in the struggle, fortunately
di dging a loaded coal bod which Patrick
tl rew at her. She began yelling "Police!"
The Cops Make a Flank Movement.
In the meantime Patrick smashed a
lounge into kindling-wood, tore down his
mother's bed and was engaged in clearing
crockery off the pantry shelves when be
hoard faeary footsteps on the stairs. He
w itit to the head of the narrow stairway
w tn a heavy iron poker In bis hand and
remarked to Officer Barnes:
"If you come up here I'll brain your
The officer was valiant but prudent and
retired for re-enforcements in the per
sons ot umcers Casey . and Slattery,
and the three officers began the
siige. By a dexterous flank move
ment Slattery and Barnes pushed Casey
in front, aud he had most of the fun.
R isbiug np the stairway with drawn re
vt lver he doilged a flat iron and clubbed
Slieeban on the head just as he wsa
at. lashed on the nose with the poker. Ca
se y bad to rap Sheehan on the head two or
ttree times before his fellow-officers could
pi aion the arms of the young desperado.
An Vnaavory Record.
Eight years ago Mrs. Morrissey figured
at police station as defendant in a charge
of burglary, aud bears an unsavory record
at long the police. At that time the police
w ire puzzled by a long series of burglar
ies aud it was months before
Mrs. Morrissey 's connection with tbem
was discovered. She hsd posed in public
av a washerwoman, and traveled about
w.th a big clothes basket nicely covered.
H :t plan sometimes was to knock at a
di or, and if her rap was answered, ask
for washing; if not answered, let herself in
w th a false key and fill her basket with
the most valuable articles in sight, though
si e always filled it, if she had to fall back
oi. coal hods.
A IHseovery of Swag.
Sometimes she would haunt the rear of
oi the house when she thought the family
w ntld be out. put her bare-footed little
di ughter through the window, and have
hi r ransack the house. What fi rat directed
stspiclon to her was the fact that an
eller daughter was wearing three or
four watches at a time, and jewelry
in proportion, on festive occasions.
nor .nouse on xienry street was
searched by Detectives Baer, Rohan, and
S' ifft, who worked np the case, and
$4,000 worth of goods recovered and re-
tt rned to the owners. In the collection
were some 1,500 towels and two dosen
bird-cages. Everything was fish that came
to Mrs. Morrissey's net then, but after
serving three years in the penitentiary she
re urea rrom me profession.
THE FEDERATION ADJOURNS.
Concluding Traductions , of tho Annual
Detroit, Mich., Dec 15 In the Ameri
ca n Federation of Labor Saturday it was
d'-cided to ask for the appointment of
women factory inspectors. All mat
ters in which the Knishta of Ul
were concerned were referred to the execn
ti ve council. The committee on the eight-
U'rtir movement recommended than the
p an of campaign of 1HB0 be continued and
tliat the miners be considered as the next
ti ade to move.
Action oa Boycotts.
At the afternoon wninn nf tHj,
ti n the report of the committee on boy
cotts and labels was received. The boy-
cttt against tleischman & Co., yeast
n, anufacturers, was affirmed. That against
ctrtain Pittabnrir theatrMi waa Hiaa niimwil
of . The boycott on the St. Louis breweries
wss continued. After a short open meet
it g, in which the new officers made brief
b eecnes, tne convention adjourned sine
IS GOV.-ELECT BOYD AN ALIEN f
A Qaeatica That Is Agitating the Cltlxens
of Nebraska Just Mow
Omaha, Keb., Dec 15. It has developed
that there is a grave question concerning
ti e eligibility of James E. Boyd, Demo-
ci atic governor-elect of Nebraska. Boyd
was born in Ireland in 183. In 1848 bis
parents settled at Zanesville, Ohio. In
It 49 his father, Joseph Boyd, declared bis
intention of becoming a citizen ot the
r nited States, but did not take out hia
fi 1 ml nanAN rtnll ak n lumt 1-1.-
treantime James E. Boyd celebrated his
a-Tival at mnjorlty in Zanesville, and then
ct me wet. He has never declared bis in
tention of becoming a citizen and is, it is
cl limed, a subject of Queen Victoria.
. What One Lawyer Believes.
One lawyer-consulted claims that the
ai t of the elder Boyd in 1890 will relate
buck to bis former act in 1849, and thus
g: ve bis son the rights of citizenship. Un
le this be correct, the late election is null
and void, and anew one must ha KeM
James E. Boyd has held the office of mayor
of Omaha several times, and the present
dl closure calls into question many im-
s vuui uuicjai acts.
COOL DIAMOND ROBBERY.
T o Very Slick Thieves About ft.OOO
Ahead Mo v,r.
Binghamtov, X Y., Dec 15. Two'slick
arpers worked r rear's Jewelry store on
ednesday night and sot awav with a
ty of diamouds. The men entered the
're at noon and asked to look at clocks,
ny were well dressed and of fine appta
ice. The taller of the two picked out a
ick, and said he would bring his wife
id let ber look at it before ha mad a
rned at 6 o'clock, after the proprietor
u gone to supper, and when the store
is in charge of a boy.
Tha War It Wa tln.
One. of the "men made a small purchase
the diamond counter, again looked at
icks and while he occupied the attention
w" cior. at tne rear enu ox tne store fata
mpanion slipped to the front part
iched over the case, and took a tray con
ining a number of rings. He bid tbe
oty nnder his coat and coolly waited for
companion, who paid for a clock and
d it laid away. The two then went out.
le stolen property is worth 5 uuu, and
nam assSAeja Aw KT
A Market for Acs art ana Home.
Los DON, Dec 15. A c"o of American,
eaes were ao 1 at -ar i j
te mnir ' - I
The Flames Substitute Mourn
ing for Revelry. '
SEVEN GIRLS FEARFULLY EUMED.
Tragedy Winds Cp a College Party, aad
Tarns Joy to Agony aad Borrow Sim
ilar Disaster at a Church Tableau Tha
Tall Cap Does More Dreadful Work
Prompt Succor, but a Life Despaired ot
Crushed Under a Pile of Brick Oth
er Victim or Flra.
Akron, O., Dec 15. There wa a sound
of revelry in Buchtel college Friday
night, and tbe scene in Cery ball at 7:80
o'clock was a brtlliaut one. The girls were
giving a party to some ot their friend in
another dormitory. A mammoth pan of
popcorn bad been placed in the center ot
the floor and around it eight girls, with
bands joined, were dancing, when sudden
ly a loud and agonizing shriek rang
through tbe corridors, freezing the mar
row of those who beard it. .
A Dosea Writhing Forms.
The cry waa repeated and those who
hurried toward tbe room whence the de
spairing wail issued saw a eight which
blanched their faces and almost stopped
the circulation ot blood in their veins. The
apartment had suddenly been trans
formed into a vision of Dante's "Inferno,"
In the midst of which nearly a dozen
writhiog forms could be seen wreathed in
forked tongues of flame, which leaped to
the ceiliug iu fined ish wrath.
Continued for a HolocauaU
The girls were all dressed in inflamma
ble dresses of white cotton and paper.
Tbe tall paper cap of one had caught fire
and she was soon enveloped in flames.
First one girl, then another, then another
caught tire nntil seven were in flames,
writhing and shrieking with agony. The
girls, the flames spurring them to despera
tion, rushed in a perfect frenzy down the
at airway. A pauic was at once created,
and shrieking girls rushed from their
rooms to add their voices to the wild cries
Two Pay a Fatal Penalty.
Mis I.ula Steigmyer, of Attica, O., was
the worst burned and cannot live; Miss
May Stevens, of Clifton Springs, X. Y.,
cannot survive. In addition tbe follow
ing are seriously if not fatally burned:
Miss Mary Baker, ot Fort Plain. X. Y..
neck, face, and chest charred to a cinder.
Ann-Iia Warwick, of hUinu I-ake, la., se
verely burned; Diaua liaynes, of Abilene,
Kan.; Myrtie Baker, of Peru, J.; Eva
Dean, of Storm Lake, Ia.; Addie Buchtel,
of Columbia, Kan., niece of John S.
Buchtel, of this city, founder of the col
lege; Estelln Mason, Magadore, O.; Dora
Merrill, of Williamsport, Pa.
Every Case a ftorlma Una.
All the girls presented a frightfnl sight.
Miss Stevens and Miss Steigmyer being
burned, literally to a crip. Nothing could
be done for tbe girls nntil tbe fire in their
clothes had burned itself out. They are
all in a critical condition. Buchtel college
is a co-educational institution under Uni
versalis! patronage in Akron's suburb.
The dormitories of tbe college were turned
into hospitals and a corps of physicians
THE FLICKER OF A CANDLE.
It Changes a Scene of Festivity to One of
Baltimore, Dec 15. A young girl was
fatally burned, several persons injured in
trying to-eave her, and a panic caused, by
the flickering of a candle at a tableau in
the Second English Lutheran church of
this city Friday night. A tableau repre
senting "Fairyland" was tbe last event on
the programme. Ten young girls partici
pated in it. Miss Dora Scbultc taking the
part ot the fairy queen. She was a sweet
faced, intelligent girl of 16 yuan and ber
slender, sylph-like form arrayed in a be
spangled gauze costume elicited the ad
miration of the audience.
Tho High Fancy Cap Again.
On ber head sbo wore a high fancy cap
made jf cotton batting. Each girl held a
lighted candle in the scene. Miss Schultg
bad a taper on the end of her fairy wand.
Just as she raised the light above ber head,
a door on the side ot tbe stage was opened
by some careless person, and a rushing
draught of air waa followed by a blate
that enveloped Miss Schultz'a bead, a
scream of agony from the blazing girl, and
shouts of horror from the audience. Three
young men sprang forward with their
overcoats in their hands, and, enveloping
the girl in the coats, rolled her on the floor
nntil the flames were extinguished. She
was so badly burned, however, that ber
recovery ia despaired of.
COST FIVE HUMAN LIVES
Kalalng a SaTety Gate Too Quickly
Karnes of the Victims.
Bristol, Pa., Dec 15. A shocking acci
dent occurred at the Mill street railroad
crossing Saturday by which four persona
were killed, one fatally wounded, and one
seriously hurt. The accident was caused
by the safety gates at tbe crossing being
raised just before tba New York west
bound express was due. John McTlvane,
a teamster, started across with a wagon,
containing himself and four other per
sons. Four Killed Instantly.
Tbe express train struck the wagon. In
stantly killing Xeal McUvaina. Joseph
Huseey, and Hugh Dever. John McUvaina
had his shoulder and leg. broken, ribs
crushed, and was otherwise internally in
jured. He is not expected to live.
Joseph Johnson, who waa crossing tbe
track on foot, was also struok by tba
engine and instantly killed. John McGea,
who waa also In the wagon, was badly in
jured. Two Flremea and a Woman Hart.
Providence, R. I., Dec 15 The four
story brick building known aa the Dor
ranee building, was destroyed by fire Sat
urday. The blaze spread so rapidly that
the 100 persons iu the building had diffi
culty in escaping, aome of tbem being
forced to the lire escapes, in coming
down one of tlieae a woman's clothing
caught and she fell, but a lireman caught
her. She was slightly hurt. Shortly after
this the roof fell and two llreuinn were
caught and severely injured, but they are
both doing well. The lost or . jout S0u,
000; partly insured.
Killed by a Falling FV..
KlCKVILLK, Mo., Dec. I.V-S.tturday
moruiug the furniture and har-lware store
of P.M. Smith was burned. During the
ore a wall fell ou an adjoining building,
burying -several persuii4. Volujy Tweed
was killed, aud Airs. Hose Uuuker prob
ably fatally injured. William Hool had
his leg crushed to a jelly. Fred Sweet was
severely, A. M. Price seriously, and H. M.
Sheeps slightly, hurt. Tbe money loss is
about toOvjuo-. insured.
Seven Children Cremated.
Greenville, Miss., Deo. 15. Four chil
dren of Ell Thornton, colored, were
burned In their cabla near Refuge Log
Satnrday, during Ue absence of Mrs.
" Saoixaw. Mich., Dec. 15. Three chil
dren, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Holna
gel, residing two miles east ot this city,
were burned to death Saturday in their
home, which took fire during the abseno
ot Mrs. UolnageL -
'pel from a Third-Story Window.
ST. Louis, Dec. 15. Fire ia tbe building
at the northeast corner of Eighth and
Monon streets at an early hour yesterday,
cause I Lizzie aud Kate Koch, aud Uein
rlch Schultz to jump from a third story
window to the ground. The girls were
not badly hurt, but Sciiulta was so severe
ly injured that lie died.
. LOOKS A LITTLE LIKEWA3.
Troops Ordnrcd to Disarm a Band of
Kapid Cnr, a D., Dec 15. A battery
of Hotchkiss guns was sent yesterday
from Fort Meade to this point to reinforce
Gen. Carr's command at the mouth of
Rapid creek. A number of straggling
parties of Indians have been seen going
north. They are under command of Short
Bull and Kicking ear, and say they will
not surrender, fcuort Hull is out uf tbe
worst Inctat M til a - uloa. It waa
v-o y t., -a in oo i
DECEMBER 15, 1S30.
Carr baa orders to intercept snd disarm
these Iodlar.s at all hazards, and it is ex
pected that a collision will oor.tr in tbe vi
cinity of the mouth of Spring creek or
Rapid creek. Dr. McGillicnddy, surgeon
general of the South Dakota militia, has
been ordered to join Col. Day's command
at tbe front. Several old Indian fighters
have volunteered as guides) and scouts. A '
company of Sioux and Crow scout a from
the north are on the way to join Otm
That Alleged Battle with Indiana.
CH1CAOO, Dec 15. Regarding tbe report
that a battle between tbe troops and the
Indians bad been fought on the reserva
tion four miles north of Pine Rid?, Gen.
Miles said Saturday: "I think the tele
gram can be given no credence, for ww
have heard of no trouble in which tba
troops have been engaged. Gen. Brooke
telegraphed yesterday that a runua- that
the Indians bad been fighting among
themselves had reached tlie agency. JXo do
tails were given, and there was nothing ot
an alarming nature about tbe informa
Broke l p the Peace Pipe.
Pi xx Ridge Aoesct, Dec H Tbe Indi
ans sent out by Gen. Brooke to bring tbe)
host iles in were roughly treated and tbeir
peace pipe shot into pieo-s. The Seventh
and Ninth cavalry are preparing to start
for tbe Bad Lands to bring the hostile in.
The Sixth and Eighth cavalry from tbe
Black II ills are advancing cm the west.
Gen. Mile Of for the Fr tt.
Chicago, Dec 15. Gen. Miles; accom
panied by Capt. Maua and tbe general's
private secretary, left here for Ht. Paul
yesterday. Just before leaving tbe gen
eral said be should remain at St, Paul a
couple of days and go t betice to t lie north
western Indian country.
TIME TO CLOSE THE ACCOUNT.
Opposition to Paying Farther Praaloa to
Nell Owyaao'a Deorcadanta.
Lotoox, Dec 15. Charles Ilradlaugu
and other Radicals who bave no respect
for royal lineage, and even some Conserva
tives, like Louis Jennings, formerly a Xew
York editor and now a member of parlia
ment, are going about demanding that the
pensions be wit hdrawn from t he noblemen
whre only merit is descent from Xoll
Owyune, the beautiful mistress of Charles
IL The chief bone of contention istbepen
ion aid to the duke f St. Alltausas mas
ter of the hawks. Tbe duke is desrended
from one of Xell Gwynne's royal infanta,
tbe particular one that Sell held out of a
window as Cbarlea II. passed and told tbe
king that if be did nt make hint a duke,
she would drop him that K the infant,
uot the king.
Nell's Itt-an and a (.ranted.
He was made a duke, and endowed with
a pension of i2,iu yearns royal falconer:
and that pension the nation has been pay
ing for over SO years. Charleii 11." eg
claims Jennings," never inisc nisl in bis
wildeit dreauis that the Hnu-4i l In
l"ssJ would still Is; paying a pension of
2,000 a year to the descendant of Xell
Uwynne." It seems that there are no
hawks, no falcons and no pigeons to take
care of, but yet tbe ntyment goes on and
tbe government proposes to ct no mute the
pension for twenty-seven years purchase.
This, while survivors of t he light brigade
are dependent on public charity fur
First Tin Plata Made In this Country.
Chicago, Dec 15. For aome months
Edwin and O. W. Norton, manufacturers
of tin cans, with an uitice at Xos. ' to J
River street, hare been qutt-tly setting np
at May wood a plant for the maniilsHnre
of tin plate. Sntunlny everything was
complete, tbe engine were started, and
tbe first tin plate ever made in America
for coriiiii rrial purjsises was rolled out.
it come out In-igiit and shin ing. as goisl
a quality of piute as was ev.-r mane iu
11c IM the Itolifclng Him If.
Kashas C ITT. Mo.. Dec. 13. A sperialto
The Star from lliawatua Jtohert
Sweeney, of Reserve, an All.uiwc man
who sold grain for tbe farmer io keep lo
cal grain men from robbing tln-m. is short
in bis accounts over fl.i'U Smienf tbe
farmers wanted him to give I stud for 5.0"0
at tbe start, but when be could not do so
they let tbe matter drop.
Davit Makes a Prodi ion.
KlLlESNT, Dec li Michael Davilt, In
an interview says; "Our majority in the
oorth Kilkenny election will rtaiuly be
1.500, and posaibly a,u. Tbe miners are
with us almost to a man. I would not
bave taken part io this flirbt if Mr. Par
cell had not touched lu'Ml Ireland,
vhich is aa much mine aa bit.
lie Made a V ay for Victor).
Loxbos, Dec 15. Maj. Bofcle, one of tba
heroes of tlie Indian mutiny of !?, died
Saturday at Sherborne, When the tkmaa
gate waa blown in on July &i, ltugle,
then a young lcintenaut, stormed tba
passage with a handful of men, and
opened the way for llaveluck'a forces. It
was a miracle that be escaped with a se
vere wound. He received l he Victoria,
Crona fur bis gallant oooduct.
Hia Two Mark." Bride a
EALTIMOUE, Dec. li (,,). I.Me,Ml W.
Rhodes, of the M-liuoocr J.ibu W. Hielo ,
died here yesterdny. Tr.i a.s-i. nr. be
mine liere and was matrUd Ui .t i rjla
"yuiinitlou. A severe rul l fU-vrloMsi into
mvumnuia and caused hia i. i H
0T1 CI TO CONTRA CTORH.
Reeled Btnaoaals wlU he rer!re at tne Otty
Clerk oSH , Kara Inland. III., until Muaoay.
aoasry m, jrai a a r. a. tor mo-tractieg Usr
unprovemrat order I bv aa t-n'maace nf oast
city, wsica waa aaofMea Slay IS, laau, aa4
title "aa ordliare (or tbe Map vrawut of
roana arena ma ToestleUI atn t to Tarratv
talr street nd Tweaty-ttaud atrvot from roartfe
avenaelo Fifth arcane, and Fifta avoao I -mm
Twenty-Uurd (treei to no t aaoot foarhaadr I
lost east or Thirty -eight street, laeare aorta
aboat one hsadred and sixty feet tnmaxh th e
denrrsde croaaing of lb C LI A P. aud lite :.
B. A ti. railroad, aad from Ibar aeM Pitta ar
Hollo avonae to the oval of th ran im too of
ortr-lxu et at aad aa d Fifth or ahs'la av
an." and for foralaoiag th atateral and doli f
the era rksrei in linf tola plan and aecSratB
wereror. J a aato improvaaM-nt order d ay
ordinaa aonstst of euroing with cartaMnae. as
cavatias. grading uapr ug aad perm milk nav-
Ins brick of good aoality toeniy-uevra Mocks of
sireeui iu sua una of said ordinance art osu
Tbeaald laiptoveaieni erast a enaotraelad aad
the aaa'ensl therefor f aralsaed mart b ta accord
ance with la plan and pecitraimos lor asld bn
pm aient oa Sle la ta said cry Clerk's nAoe, at
bleb aid onto, said plan and aueriaratioa are
ones to lbs laiprcUoa uf .all per oa talereeuKt
Coatracto arctofarabk mpl of brlek wMk
whkbwotk latobadoae. Bnck ud ia ta work
meat eotTMpond wltb aaiple In quality sad atria,
AU bid matt b aeon enuaalrd witb a carttSsd
Check lath cam of Ire haedrrd dollars, payable
to th order of tba tr aorer of said cttv, wblch
bU bar ome fnrefd ted to raid city la cae lb
bidder shall fall to enter into contract, itb ap
proved a tre.totecata ta work for the prwe
menUoni'd la bo bid. and a admg t ta m...
aad apeciflcaUoa. In tbe event ual tba contract
wnua e BwBToeo io B'm.
til nk old mil bfuraib4 on application at
uie inj i.iern orac. aii DKiorr aud eta par
aoo may attend at la ouraing of aaid bid. Ta
right lo re I any aad all bid or proposals re -
wi.vwn aerauvspvasaiy n eel
Rossav Koibxbb. City Cletk.
Reek Islsnd. 11U. Iswoatb 11. IsMQ.
A prominent physicUa and old army
surgeon ia ess ten Iowa was railed awav
from home for a few days. During bis
ajDeenoe one or tne cull area contracted a
severe coW, and Lis wife bought a bolUe
of Chamberlain's Couph I leu ad tnr it
Tbey were so much pleased with the
remeoy mat tncy afterwards used sev
eral bottles at various times. lie said
from eiperieoce witb 1 be regarded it as
tbe moat reliable rmnaration in nan foe
Colds, and that It came tha nearest of bw
tog a specmc or any medicine h bad
ever aeea. For sale by Harts ck Baha;
Hsu Uutae fctgau
Tbe man who tells you conflden
Ually just what will cure your cold ia
prescribing Kemp a tialsant this rear. In
tba preparatioa of this remarkable medi
cine for coughs and colds no expense Is
pared to combine only tbe best and
purest In gradients. Hold a bottle of
Kemp's Balaam to tba light and look
through it; notice bright clear look;
tnea compare with other Rmediea. Price
00c and fl.
Ia the pursuit of tha fooa things of
J bis world we anticipate too muck; we
sat oat the heart aad sweetness of worlds
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
tbem. The reenlu obtained from the use
or ut. joaer ea mover ionic far exre
all t': ' Itour -
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Xfens' Suits from 13 np to 1 25.
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