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IH, Rock island, 111.
J. W. POTTE".
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All eommenlestlons of t erlMcsl or srsnmenU
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llclea will be printed over Ictttlom sinatnrei
Anonyvoan communlenHoow not noticed.
Correannndence eollclted from erery townihlp
In hock Island county.
Batcrdo, Dkcembkr 20. 1890
Keuptiertleemeti at Dlarrleva.
Wbcn Ihe republican ltKlslature io 1831
gerrymandered tlie congressional districts
of tbe state. It supposed the Eleventh
Illinois was one of tbe districts
which would remain steadfastly repab-Ik-nn
for the ensuing ten years. The re
pulitlcan , legislature was justified . io
such belief, too, as on a presidential vote
the counties comprising tbe district gave
stveral Jhounand republican majority at
the November election prroedine, and
has continued republican on a like vole
ever since. But tbe intent and ambition
of the gerrtmanderers failed of realiza
tion in three of tbe five conKreionl
elections- In 1883, '14 and '00.
The apportionment tiestion is a? sin
tip for consideration. Fortunate! for
the democrats, they will control the
ntxt legislature and will then be able
to correct tbe past republican abuses by
redisricting Ibe stale in an impartial
' manner. While republican precedent
would amply justify a retaliation of pr
titan apportionment, it is most unlikely
that the democratic legislature will restort
to such questionable methods. A plan,
however, should re formulated, that will
reduce ihe uncaiely proportion of some
of tbe districts, and equalize their area
without undue regard for their political
complexion. The Quincy Herald thinks
It ia probable that Adams county will be
attached to this district, where It natur
ally belongs. On this subject it says: '
In tbe coming reapportionment of con
eressional dis' riots by conirres and
the redisricting of the state by tbe Irgis
lature, it is possible that Adams county
will be detached from Piko, and tbe
counties to the south and east, and joined
to the Hock Island district to the north.
In that event "Oiir Ooorjre" Anderson
will have Ben. T. CNble and ex -Congressman
Neere to tussle with in conven ion.
Instead of Scott Wike and Jim Ward.
Brn Cable baa many friends in this
neck of tbe woids George Anderson by
the way, being of the staunches! of them
and in fact Ibe woods everywhere ate
full of them. Cable is a cosmopolite,
and be is equally at home and among
friends on New York's populous Broad
way or on the oft quoted Venetian Rial to.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
sends out a circular under tbe date of
Dee. 15, announcing the appointment, to
take affect Jan. 1, of George F. White,
now division freight agent at Davenport,
to tbe position of division freight and
passenger agent with headquarters at
Davenport as usual. Mr. White will have
charge of tbe Dubuque division and
branches, from Clinton to. La Crescent
inclusive; the Chicago & Council Bluffs
division from Davenport to Jackson
Junction, including the Maquoketa
branch, and the line from Farley, but not
Including Faraltv, also Rock Island and
A beat V. H. Helaaea.
Acoording to yesterday's Chicago Tri
bunt C. B. Holmea baa resigned bis posi
tion as president of the Chicage&ty Rail
way company and has also disposed of
his interest in tbe syndicate which con
trols the lines in the tri-cities. The Tri
bunt le ports that Mr. Holmes bas under
taken too much in bis various street rail
way enterprises and that bis mind bas
been so much absorbed with all tbat be
Las been unable to render the efficient
service with anyone as la required or
that is expected of bim. Be that as it
may tbe tri-cities have everything to
thank Mr. Holmes for, and it is to be
hoped that the investments be atd bis
colleagues have made here upon the
strength of bis wisdom and advice will
Aider MUm Mare Treahle.
Adam Alday, Moiine's notorious citi
rn. on Thursday built a barb wire fence
across Sixth avenue in the vicinity ot the
strip of ground recently condemned for
tbe purpose of opening Third street.
Marshal Eittelsen accompanied by City
Attorney Oakleaf drove down to tbe place
and tbe marshal at once proceeded to
tear down tbe obstruction. The city au
thorities propose to enforce tbe law con
cerning the obstruction of the ttreeta by
causlngMr. A May's arrest. On the other
band It is said that Mr. Alday threatens
to have Marshal Eittelsen and City At
torney O.kleaf arrested. Thus, though
Mr. Alday accepted the amount awarded
bim by the jury in the condemnation suit,
there is still a prospect of considerable
litigation ovor the matter.
Mr. John H. Parks, of Edgington town
ship and one of tbe oldest citizens of the
county, is lying in a precarious condition
from tbe injuries received in a runaway
last evening, lie was proceeding to
church with a neighbor, when his horse
became unmanageable and rau away.
The occupants were thrown from tbe
buggy, Mr. Parks being injured internally
and bruised about the bead. His feeble
ness and sge srve to cause his family
considerable apprehension as to tbe re
sult of his injuries.
Their Business Booml if.
Probably no one thing bas caused such
general revival of trade at Ham &
Bahnsen's drug store as tbeir giving
away to their customers of so many free
trial bottles of Dr. Elng's New Discovery
for consumption. Tbeir trade is simply
enormous in this very valuable article
from the fact that it awaya cures and
never disappoints. Coughs, colds,
asthma, bronchitis, croup, and all throat
and lung diseases quickly cured. You
can teal It before buying by getting
trial boule free, large 'size $1. Ever
bottle warranted. ,
Mr. It Crampton wishes to impress up
on his customers tbe necessity of doing
their Christmas shoppings once before
the rush is too great. It is greatly to
your advantage to call at once and every
effort will be made to give prompt and
courteous attention to all. Too often
people delay, until in the last rush
many remain unserved. Time is short
and now is tbe time to buy. .
pnenter, attorney a. law.
Makes collections, loans money and will
u XL7 Ugal bu8lnes intrusted to
Mm. "fflce, postofflce block. Rock Isl-
-"When rice pr,,. lmplou, mm U.r
... WtaancBte, sprains, brutes torment all the
Tnt" ,r0m l-,ro- e and hurt Is
By great Salvation On tbe standard liniment
Republican Assistance Against
. the Election Bill.
SENATOR STEWABT EEEAX8 EAKXS.
He Holds It Iropomttile to Ksecute the
tw Without Force and Says the Time
for That Ha- Not Arrived No Action
lot on the l-nrkai Qneatloa Kule A
Kebnke to Russia Offered la the House
OIHelal Items of Interest Allen's
feliir at the Frealilent,
Washisotos Cut, Dec 20 The font n re
of yesterday's debate in the senato on the
election bill was the speech ot Stewart
of vaiia, a Republican, in opposition.
The base of his argument was tbat the
bill would be iiuixwsible of execution,
nd Unit nny attempt to execute it would
be diKatl ruus to both raees. lie believed
that tbe safeguard thrown around tbe
elective f ranch ie iu the great cities of
the noh had been on the whole beneficial,
but a different problem was presented in
the south. He was a friend of the colored
man and deeply sympathized with bim,
but be could not ak him to put hi life
in jeopardy in order to Bght the political
buttle for hit (Stewart ') advantage. Ue
was equally a friend to the white man,
ami dtMiit-d to refrain from any act
which might seem to justify bim (the
white man) in tonkin war upon the de
fenseless raeo which conjrres bad en
franchised. A Question of Extermination.
Whatever was done in the matter of
protecting suffrage at the south, unless it
was done through the voluntary action of
the teople of that section, would have a
result In one of two things: If the negro
be protected by force tliesjtme force would
Inevitably lie driven to tiie neeesxity of de
strmlnif bis enemy. That involved tbe
etislnvciiKiit mid liual extermination of
the white. There was nothing more cer
tain tliun that. The employment of force
would result, ult imntely in the extermina
tion either of the lil ickt or of tbe whites.
He reviewed tbe reoonst ruction legislation
and asked how, if President Grant had
been unn)le to protect colored men in
their riht of suffrage, any other presi
dent could do better. The bill ought not to
pass, because it never would be enforced;
becHiise it would eoiiMi.liil.ste the southern
Whites, and iM't-Hiise it would bring
further misery on the southern blacks.
Hoar's Onoftlllon In 187A.
Stewart nsailed the speeches in opHisi
tiou to I he force bill in 175. made by Hoar
and Han ley, then representatives in the
house. Iteferring to Hour's speech of last
session, in which be staled that no mili
tary force would be used in tbe execution
of the bill under coniideration, Stewart
aaid that if this view of the case be correct,
the pendiuu bill should be defeated. If the
law was to he a dead letter opon the stat
ute book, why enact it? In his judgment
the solid south was maintained by reason
of its leaders' use of the cry that it was in
tended on the part of those who controlled
the general government to interfere with
their local affair.
Ha Hope ot Pnblle Opinion.
The general opinion of the bind was in
favor of giving all legal opportunities to
the colored mau. In the north tbat opin
ion was becoming keeDer and more active.
Such a public opinion would be more po
tential as time went on. If the senate
passed the bill it should be executed. If
t be senate did not intend to enforce it, be
asked the senate, in the name of humani
ty, not to pass it. He opposed tbe pend
ing bill because it' proposed to do a thing
which could not be a done without force.
If the time had come when the Repub
lican party wa willing to pass the bill
and to pnt the necessary force behind it,
and if that was the wiil of the Republican
party, be would go with it, but he did not
believe that the time had arrived.
Not That Kind of Bill.
At the close of tbe speech Hoar bad
the provisions of the force bill of 1575
read for the purpose of justifying the op
position made to it by himeelf and other
DID NOT GET TOGETHER.
Mo Action Taken on That Cloture Rule
The Finance Kill.
Washington Crrr, Dec, 20. The com
mittee on rules of the eenate did not get
together yesterday to consider the caucus
proosition to change tbe rules for the
establishment of the previous question.
Aldrich was late in getting to the Capitol
and Sherman went away eaily. Ingalls
aaid that be would attend a meeting of
the committee, but be would not pledge
himself to vote to report tbe resolution to
change tbe rules. Under tbe conditions it
would have been very embarrassing for
Aidricb to have called a meeting of the
committee, as he would not have been sure
that the will of the caucus would have
been carried out.
Thinks the Finance Bill Will Faa.
It is not likely Unit tbe proponed rule
will be brought liefure the senate for some
time not until the financial measure has
been taken up for discussion. This was
at least the opinion of Aldrich yesterday.
Aldrich expressed the belief that tbe
financial bill reported from the committee
on finance will pass the seuate probably
before the first of January aud two or
three ot tbe Republican senators will
vote against it.
Haa Forgotten That Laaker Incident.
WAsmscTos City, Dec. 20. Cummings
introduced in the house yesterday a reso
lution declaring that the house
bas heard with sorrow and horror of
the .iiersecutiou of the Jews by the
Itnssian government, which disgraces hu
manity, and Unit the sorrow is intensified
by tbe fact that Russia is an old-time
friend of the United States. A copy of the
resolution is to lie forwarded to the Amer
ican minister iu Russia to lie presented to
Meant lor the Chicago World' Fair.
Washixgtos ClTT. Dec. 20. Morse of
Massachi4etts introduced iu the house
yestenlbjr a bill to prohibit the oiwniug of
any exhibition or exposition on Sundays,
where appropriations of the United States
are expended. The bill makes violations
of this kind punishable by a line of not
less than tlW or more than tl.Onu for each
filiform Pension Blanks.
Washinutos CITV,. Dec 20. In accord
ance wit h Secretary Noble's recent order,
the commissioner of pensions bas signed
an order prescribing uniform blanks for
applications for placing cases on tbe com
pleted riles. Itis believed tbat this will
greatly simplify and reduce the labor of
tbe bureau. The forms will be used aftei
Jan. 1, lhUL Tbe commissioner has also
directed tbat any attorney fouud habitu
ally violating the rules iu regard to the
completed files by attempting to have in
completed case placed thereon. hall be
reported for disbarmeut.
Congreaalonal Doing Brivfed.
V? suisotos City, Dec. 20. Sanford
addi eased the senate yesterday at length
in support of bis government loan bill.
Tbe "bill rras referred to tbe finance com
mittee. Thcjiriuting deficiency bill was
passed, l:uir mode a long humorous per
sonal explanation to show the falsity of a
published story that he was not on good
terms with the president. Bate, Gibton,
and Stewart (Rep.), spoke in opposition to
the fedeial election bill. The house agreed
to the conference report on the bill confer
ring powers on tbe Baltimore aud Poto
mac railroad In the District of Columbia,
and the conference report on the hill
amending the act to divide the Sionx In
diana in Dakota..
Oraj 'a Reciprocity Resolution.
Washisotos Citv, Dec. ao.-Gray of
Delaware introduced in the senate yester
day a resolution recommending to the
president that he open negotiations with
Great Britain and Mexico looking to reci
procity in trade with OnurlA ! Mavinn
and arguing that contiguity of territory,
cuuiinuuuy or language, similarity of po
litical and social luutitutions, aud the ex
istence of natural markets render desira
ble a system of reciprocal and free com
mercial exchange between these coun
tries. Allon'a Mar at Preeldent Harrieoa.
Wabhixutok Crrr, Dec, ia Allen ot
Mississippi managed to Inject a financial
speech into tbe debate yesterday on an In
dian measure. In ,the course of bis speech
be aaid tbat the president bad "shown his
littleness in attempting to bulldoze the :
' n quotea tne alleged remark
f a lady who was fond of decorating her
Darlor with w.nlntnra a h mftt. k. -
he was going to secure a "life-sise statu-
w t rrpuaen uamson.
; Tne Tariff Stopped HI Watch. '
Washington ClTT, Dec 20. When Reb
Hubbard, minister to Joan, was reeallorl
from that eountrr. the govern ment officials
of Japan, desiring to testify their regard
tor mm, sent mm a Beautifully orna
mented watch. This watch is now in the
Georgetown, D. C, custom house, where a
Rood round sum has been smasm) cm i n f
it as duty. .. ...
Castoms Surveyor for Peoria.
Washington City, Dec 80. The presi
dent yesterday sent to tbe senate the
name of Albert I. ScbimpfZ, surveyor of
customs at Peoria, Ills,
NOVEL FIRE EXTINGUISHERS.
A Bad Blace Bqnelrhed hr the Dropping
of Two Ducks Dowa the Chimney. -
Gkeextort, Jo. T., Dec 20. Tuesday
night,during the early part of tbe gale, the
large stone mansion at Ar&bamogue, be
longing to the estate of tbe late Richard
B. Conklin, the former owner of Hams,
was discovered to be on fire. The fire
originated in the . main chimney, and
when 'first seen was pouring into the
rooms through openings for pipes in the
second floor of the bouse. The flames
were communicated to tbe dry woodwork
aud spread rapidly. . As fast as the fire
was put out in one place the flames en
cased in the chimney would break out at
another point and tbe destruction of the
building seemed certain, as there appeared
to be no way to reach the Are, which was
growing hotter and threatened to burst
Hit Tpoa a Bright Idea.
At this point young R, B. Conkjing ran
to tbe duck pen and, startling tbe sleeping
occupants with tbe suddenness of bis ap
pearance among them, proceeded to seize
ft number of the largest. Despite their
vigorous protests tbe ducks were hurried
oil toward the buruing building. A lad
der was secured, aud almost before any
one could realize what the young man was
about to do be bad monntcil to the top of
the bonse and matte his way to tbe chim
ney. The tire and smoke was still pour
ing from this shaft. Young Conklin,
with a quick motion, tossed one of the
ducks into the chimney. The flame for
the instant seemed checked and the vol
ume of smoke became more dense.
Worked Like a Charm.
Then another duck was offered as a sac
rifice to save the bouse, aud quacking and
fluttering, was hurled into the chimney.
Tbe cloud of soot raised by the flapping
wings of the duck as it sank into the licry
crater through tbe narrow stone shaft ef
fectually smothered the Are, and although
the life ot the duck went out in a few min
utee tbe novel expedient was found to
have worked to good effect, and before tbe
smothered flames could regain their lost
ground the vantage gained was followed
up and the fire was subdued.
WENT DOWN WITH THE COAL."
Five Men Engulfed by a Caving Wharf at
Hal'fax, '. 8.
Halifax, N. 3., Dec 2a A terrible bc
sldent occurred on the Cnnard's south
wharf, formerly known as Mooney's wharf,
but evening-, by which five or six men
were drowned and several others had nar
row escapes. A number of men were un
loading coal from Sydney on tbe steamer
Oakdene and putting it into a large shed.
Eight men were in one part of the shed
working on tbe top of the heap, trim
ming the coal as it was unloaded.
Only Three SaTed Themselves.
Suddenly and without any warning a
large piece of the wharf caved in. The
men felt it sinking and made frantic ef
forts to escape from the shed. So far as is
known three of the men succeeded in get
ting out, but the other five are believed to
have gone down with the coal into the
TIRED OF A BAD LIFE.
A Scandal at Hot Spring Beaolte la a
Hot Springs, Ark., Nov. 20. Mrs. Wil
lie Bell committed suicide Thursday by
taking morphine. The lady was about 23
years ot age, tall, and very handsome.
Mrs. Bell returned from Nashville, Tenn.,
Thursday, whither, it is intimated, she had
gone, or bad been carried, on a secret mis
sion. L Kirkpatrick, in an interview,
aaid: "She was murdered murdered. She
was ruined by a prominent citizen a high
official of this county. She left a note
written to bim this morning, and I have a
lot of letters from him to her, bnt I do not
wish to publish them yet. No, I will not
give his name, but there can be no doubt
of what I say. She separated from her
husband last summer.' Tbe unfortunate
woman died at 8 o'clock Thursday after
noon. The Sheriff Was the Mam.
The letters referred to above were made
pnblic at the inquest yesterday. . It ap
pears that intimate relations existed be
tween Mrs. Bell and Sheriff R. U Will
iams. Tbe evidence showed that Mrs.
Bell calmly prepared for death, and, after
au interview with her lover, took mor
phine. Mrs. Bell was a member of one of
the best-known families in Hot Springs,
but was receutly divorced from her bus
band. It was never known until yester
day that Williams was the man In the
Crime is so rife at Havana, Cuba, that
citizens fear to venture out of the more
compact parts of the city.
J ohn Schmidt, of Jefferson, Wis., exerted
himself so vigorously to catch a train that
be dropped dead on the road.
SignoT Sncci closed the next to the last
day of his fast Friday night. During tbe
twenty-four hours be had lost one pound
Two unknown farmers blew out the gat
Thursday night in their room at the En
terprise hotel, Louisville, and were found
dead next morning.
Mrs. Layton, the pretty wife of a miller
at PlainfUd, N. J., has eloped with a young
boarder, taking with ber all her husband's
available cash and much of his furniture.
A powder explosion took place at Tai
Ping, Chiua, Nov. 20 which killed 800 per
sons. The cause of the explosion was the
lighting of his pipe by one of the work
man. Edwin Holmes Sheldon, an ex-member
of the firm of Ogden, Sheldon & Co., of
Chicago, and a man prominent in that
city's history, died in New York Thursday,
aged 69 years.
CA report is current at Milwaukee to the
effect that the Pennsylvania railroad will
establish iu tbe Cbase valley, near that
city, the most extensive car works iu tbe
Mis9 Kate Drexel, the heiress who be
came a novitiate a year ago iu a Roman
Catholic convent, will take the veil ia
February next and give her whole for
tune, 000,000, to Rome.
The Inter State Immigration convention
now in session at Asbeville, N. C, has
adopted a resolution calling on the south
ern state to put their best foot forward at
the Chicago World's fair. - - -
The names of the two men arrested at
Chicago Tbnrsduy night alter a fight in
which one was wounded by a detective are
Charles Warbinger aud Frank Meyers. A
full set of burglar's tools was found on
Tbe funeral of the late Maj. Gen. Alfred
H. Terry occurred at New Haven. Conn.,
Friday. The services were simple, but im
pressive, being unmarked by civic or mili
tary pomp.' The interment took place at
the Grove Street cemetery. -
Remi Ia Montagne was hanged at Sher
brooke, Quebec, Friday, for the murder of
Napoleon Michel on July 18, ls88. The
sheriff, Webb, died of heart disease, brought
on by excitement, a few minutes before the
execution. Four Indian murderers were
bunged nt Missoula, Mont.
Demand More Wages or a Strike. ;
AXTOONA, Pa., Dec 20. -The miners
convention at yesterday's session adopted
a resolution demanding 30 cents per set
ton, the price now paid being SO cents per
gross ton. This is to go into effect Jan. 1,
and if the demand is not complied with by
tbe operators the 16,0u0 minors represented
oy the convention are to be called out at
once. - - -- ...
; Died ta a Bear-Satd CoUUloa.
Lkadviixe, Colo,, Dec. 20. A collision
occurred at Cardiff, on the Colorado Mid
land, yesterday, by the east-bound passen
ger train running into the rear end ox a
freight train, demolishing the caboose,
killing one man who was asleep and In lad
ing three or four others. .
TIDg ROCK ISLAND
HAS A BAD LOOK.
Th i Way Siidden Death Came
-; to Sitting Bull.
00! POEAL QTJWS TELLS A ETOEY
Tbat Gives the Event Sinister Appear
a ee Ke Apparent Caaea far the
M eotlng The Old Chirr a Klvee Makes
a Vlforoma Protect Agalnat White
M ithods Generally A gpjr Plaeed TDa
dtv Arrest Situation at the Front
. Ti oopa Keady to Move.
B. smabck, N. D. Dec. 80. It is now be
ing slaimed that Sitting Bull was mur
der 4 in cold blood.. Corporal Gunn, ot
the Eighth cavalry, who was with, tbe
troc pe that went out In support of the In
dia police, says tbat the ludian police did
Dot ike Sin lug Bull. Every Indian at tbe
agency, except Bull's immediate followers,
was jealous ot the letter's prominence as
chief, and only too glad of an opportunity
beia g afforded under government protee
tion to shoot him dead. . Continuing, Cor
pora Guna says: "Lieut. Bull Head, of
tbe Indian police, went to Sitting Bull's
boa , opened the door, and. commenced
teac ing the warrant for his west. Sitting
But and his two sons, one a lad of 13, were
the ily perrons in the shack. He carried
arm like all Indians.
Z 1 Id Bolt Died Fighting. .
"1 he boy came to the door and gave aery
of a! arm on seeing the bouse surrounded
by police. He no sooner cried out than
Bull Head, without a moment's hesita
tion and before any resistance was offered,
fired at Sitting Bull, the ball piercing his
brea rt, immediately over tbe left nipple.
As 1 e was staggering be managed to draw
his revolver aud fired one shot while fall
ing, the ball lndgiug in Bull Head's thigh.
Sitt; ng Bull fell about six feet away from
theiloor. His horse was standing uear the
home, and Red Tomahawk Jumped upon
it and flew to tbe troops with tbe news
that Sitting Bull was killed. Crow Foot,
the )y, was next killed and he felt across
the tody of his father.
Conebat with Clubbed (. '
Tbe combat was then band to hand,
Sitti ng Bull's enraged followers rising np
from the brush like magic But few
ahofci were fired. Guns were clubbed,
the itocks were shattered to splinters and
the lrrels badly bent. Tbe Indian police
soon found themselves handicapped and
sought refuge in Bull's deserted shack,
leaving outside four of their own dead
and nine of the hostile, including the
old chief. Shortly after the troops ap
peared on the scene and tbe bostiles hastily
READY TO MOVE FORWARD.
Troe pa Oaly Awaiting the Word Aa Al
leged Spy Arrested.
Omaha, Neb., Dec 2a As special from
Cam p Carx, on the Cheyenne river, says:
The iroops at this camp are ready for a
forward movement as soon as orders are
received, and, if given permission, will
bave no difticulty in penetrating to tbe In-'
dlan stronghold. Dr. McGillicuddy, John
R. I rennan, and Americus Thompson
went to within two or three miles of the
India n camp in the Bad Lnds and found
sevaal routes in and out of the so-called
A Perndloas "Sqnaw Mm."
"Jbn Farnbam, who bas been in tbe
empl y of t he government as scout, waa
placed under arrest yesterday by order of
Gen. Carr, under instructions from Gen.
Miles. Farnbam is suspected of giving in
form ttlon concerning the movements of
the ti-oops along the Cheyenne river to the
boeti es. Farnbam is a squaw man who
marr ed an Ogallaga squaw.
Sla-aala ia Ball's Brave.
Tho Indiana have been firing the grass
in tl a basin north of the White river
lope and it is thought to be a signal to
Sittii g Bull's warriors. Another battery
of H tchkiss guns waa received at the
SHE DEFENDS HER RACE.
filtttr g Bull's Kleee Expresses Ber In
dignation at the Whites.
WIUIIK6T0S, DeL, Dec 90. Aa evening
paper yesterday printed an interview with
Mrs. Viola Leonard, wbo lives here with
her sister, both claiming to be nieces of
Sittii g BulL Mrs. Leonard has all tbe
chars cteristics of an Indian. Her hnsband
tsauiulatto. Mrs. Leonard says: "My un
cle's lody, I understand, will be Drought
to Washington within the next few days.
I bav s writted to the secretary of the in
terior for permission to see bis body, but I
have not got an answer, although I expect
one d lily."
H r People Robbed aad Persecute!.
She further says: 4-Our people have
been robbed, ruined and persecuted by
the v-hite people, wbo have driven us
from tbe lands which were formerly ours;
and t ot content with tbe robbery they
bave now killed my uncle in cold blood.
This country was owned by our people
before any white men came. Now tbey
have .filled the chief, taken his body, and
white men come to his family to look about
bis hi dory. Yon shall bear nothing. His
histoty will lie published and the world
will iet it. My uncle waa killed without
cause or p-ovocatlon, and it is natural that
we should feel strongly."
SCH-DIERS HELPED HIM ESCAPE.
An Ii eldest That May Canae Complaint
El Paso, Tex., Dec 2a Doc Bolton.
who has been in jail at Juarez since last
April for- the killing of J. II. Cavitt, es
caped from confinement Thursday even
ing a id is now on American solL Both
Carit and Bolton were wealthy cattle
men, iwning extensive interests in Mexico.
They bad been partners and some mis
understanding arose concerning monev
matters, which ended in Bolton shooting
vara iu me nuu street, ot J a ares.
Cot Away ta aa Amay Overcoat. -Tht
rsday was the usual visitors' dav.
and a great many called on Bolton. Among
anem were a targe numuer or American
oldie some of whom came on foot, and
othen in carriages. They went out singly
and hi pairs, and it is positively known
that I 1 ton, disguised in an army coat,
with i false mustache, walked out of the
Jail, e itered a carriage, and waa xmmedi
ately i tri ven to this side.
. Another Failure at Chicago.
Chicago, Dec. 20. The affairs of B.
Buslu e, an extensive real estate dealer
and builder of Englewoud, a suburb of
this city, wxre placed in tbe bauds of a
receiv e yesterday. The creditors are in
clined to believe that tbe liabilities will
not fa 1 fur short of - t250,O00. The assets
areat oubtful quantity. Bushee claims
that o te account will balance the other.;
Tie W. C T. C. Doeaa't SatTer.
Chk ago, Dec, aa The officers of tbe Na
tional W. C. T. TJ. authorize the statement
that tae sensational rumors relative to
losses try the National W. C T. U. and its
public it ion house, through S. A. Kean tt
Co., at e altogether misleading. : Tbey have
not en nigh on deposit to injure them in
any wi se beyond a mere temporary incon
X ebbed tbe County of S34,oo.
LntCOLK, Neb. Dec 20. An investiga
tion ia to tbe accounts of Carl Korth, treas
urer of Pierre county, revealed a shortage
in the xmnty funds of (3t,UA). Korth was
arrest i at Norfolk yesterday on a charge
of erub etxlement. He has turned over his
proper y to bis bondsmen. ' . ...
femngater Was a Little Previous.
on, liec. an The adveut of auotb
to the Emperor William was a sur
It was expected that the happy
ould occur iu the first part of the
year, itcrliu is decorated with
iu honor of the occasion.
.hllinaa Swan Everywhere.
OS, Dec 20 Several members nr
the I mi
rial Yacht club of St. Petersburg
: to be under surveillance iu con-
itli a Nihilist plot. The mem
of this club Includes some of the
Ukes and many of tbe high nobil
e empire. The Nihilists are said
ft y of U
to be u
usual! v active, aud precautions for
ty ot the esar have been redoubled.
lai taaws Dat; aaOar rraSaew,
St. P tTEJKBCRO, Dec aa Tbe customs
commit tion has decided to increase t e
duty et 9 r 'my n y.
ric - it . 't i.
Wortir i Robbed of Her Beau
-, tiful Hair.
THE DEED DONE 15 THE DAYLIGHT,
And Right In the Western Metropolis
The Kerry Piece of Villainy Begun hy
Choking- the Woaiaa Into Insensibility
Brutal Haste of the Mlsereaat Real
Flue Job 'Done by Burglars Store
Looted Within Bight efa Patrol Box.
Chicago, Dec 20. Jack, tbe hair-cotter,
bas swooped down on Chicago at last. He
bas come with his ah ears and supreme
nerve. His first exploit here was recorded
yesterday morning, when . be invaded
tbe borne of pretty Mrs. Stomer, at CIS
North Lincoln atreet, and after a fierce
fight choked her iuto unconsciousness and
then stripped her- of ber splendid brown
hair. Mrs. Stomer's husband, who is a
plumber, left home to go to work about 1
o'clock. Teu minutes after he bad gone a
tall stranger, whose features were partly
bidden by the broad brim of a slouch nat,
rang tbe door bell and Mrs. Stomer, who
answered the summons, admitted bim to
tbe parlor, thinking be had some business
The Itape of the Lock a,
Tbe instant the fellow was inside be
seized Mrs. Stonier by the throat with
both hands and choked ber. Vnable to
make an outcry that would bring assis
tance, the plucky little woman fought
desperately with her bands and feet until
her strength failed, aud sue foil to tbe
floor unconscious. When she waa awak
ened fifteen minutes later she was lying
on the floor and several women ot the
neighborhood were bending over her, anx
iously watching for signs of returning ani
mation. Her beautiful brown hair, which
was ber pride and the envyot ber female
acquaintances, was gone.
Almost Scalped the Woniaa.
The stranger bail cut it off close tbe
scalp, and in his hurry ami anxiety to get
tbe tresses had sent the keen blades of his
shears into the flesh in a number ot
places, leaving wounds, which were bleed
ing freely. Mrs. Stomer when she saw
herself in a looking giasa nearly
fainted at the sight. The meta
morphosis was aa complete as a pair ot
shears wielded by a ruffian could make it.
The police were called in a soon aa possi
ble and a detailed description of tbe
stranger given them by Mrs. Stomer, bnt
though they hunted high aud low for the
fellow all day they could get no trace of
bim. - .
WERE DISCRIMINATING THIEVES.
TBey Took Only the Klneet goods A
Daring Jab gaceeesfalljr Doae.
Chicago, Dec 2a A novel and daring
burglary which netted the perpetrators
over 3,0ii0 in silks and fine imported
linens was committed Thursday night in
tbe heart of tbe city. The burglars, in
stead of resorting to tbe usual method of
forcing a door or transom, cut a bole in
the foundation wall big enough to admit
tbe passage of a man, and through this
made tbeir way into the store of McNeills
& Campbell. Only tbe finest silks and
linens were carried away, and what the
thieves left of theeethey probably could
not handle for lack of room in the express
wagon they used to make the job a suc-
o riae to the Raaeala,
There is a passage between toe looted
store and tbe adjoining store which is
closed by a high fence. Tbe fence prevented
anybody passing the spot from seeing the
burglars during the five or six hours it
took them to cut through three feet of solid
masonry. Tbe police are bunting high
and low for them and for tbe stolen goods,
but have not found a single clue to either.
Close to the building robbed is a patrol
box at which several policemen stop many
times every night.
KNIGHT ERRANT ROOSEVELT.
The Toung Reformer Tehee a Tilt at
Things Ho Doeaa't Like to Hoe.
New York, Dec 2d Speaking of "Un
American Americana at the Nineteenth
Coutury club's symposium in tbe assem
bly rooms of the Metropolitan opera
house Thursday night, Theodore Roose
velt said: "Mr. Ward McAllister has
recently published a book. Laughter
and one hiss, lung and loud. It was
an expose ot the 'Four Hundred'
which most people have treated aa a
humorous production. But I am told that
tbe Socialists are circulating tbe book to
abow what manner of people those are
in New York who lead lives of luxury
without working. And, really, I confess
that it I believed the best people or New
York were ot that sort 1 should not
blame any one for being a Socialist. I
read this book in connection with The
Kot aa Attractive Trpa.
"It Is true that the typical man of the
Four Hundred ia not attractive. We have
all heard of the New York board of alder
men aud of the constituencies from which
tbey are drawn. It would be better ta
draw material tor a great nation from
tnem than from the class typified by the
Four Hundred. As Mr. McAllister's con
stituency waa well represented these senti
ment were annlxuital ith .lir-MtLn
Later on Roosevelt turned his attention to
Henry James and other Americans who
live abroad. He classified them with the
Pennsylvania Dutch, as neither fish, flesh
or fowl. He said: "I see undesirable peo
ple comimr towanla na In tint ataonm.
but I also see undesirable people leaving
us in me canin, ana 1 ttiink they nearly
The Hyphenated Amerteau.
He then went on to say that a good
healthy American spirit would not prevail
Until the itrefi ini wrevi ktnv k) t.rT mm
the word American. This country has no
use ior irisn-Americans, Uenuau-Amer-icans,
Italian-Americans or any other
kind, except plain, straight forward Amer
icans. Tbat one word ought to cover the
whole population of the Vnited States.
".t is all right to admit and welcome for
eigners in this country," continued Mr.
Roosevelt; "hut we bave tbe right to de
mand that they shall leave their native
politics at borne and become Americans.
Enough Polities of Our On.
"It ia an outrage for people living here
as citizens to mix up Irish politico, British
politics, or any other foreign politics with
our politics. Americanism is not a mat
ter of birthplace or creed; it is a matter of
spirit, of character, and of lorn riilim.
ship. The American flag is tbe
uuit nag mat ougnt to noat above tbe city
hall, aud any person that thiuks other
wise ought ta go back to tbe country he
came from, and the sooner be goes the
more thankful we shall all be."
THOSE RAILWAY DISASTERS.
Later E porta Increase the Kumbor of
the Fatal Casualties.
Mabsiixox, O., Dec SO. The number of
dead in the Wheeling and Lake Erie rail
road wreck, at Bolivar, has been increased
by two eiuce Thursday night's report,
making the total number ot fatalities six
The additional ones were Leonard Weid
man and his wife, of Marietta, O., who
were incorrectly reported aa Leooard
Whitman and Mrs. Louisa Piper. It waa
also discovered yesterdsy tbat tbe brother
and Bister whose names were given aa
Henry and Carrie Hill, of Shelby county,
Ills., are named Manner. No one has yet
been able to establish tbe indentity of the
unknown dead woman. The others
wounded are doiug nicely, aud it is not
probable that any more deaths will occur.
The IW of Dead at t Joseph.
QrEBFc, Dec. 90. -Two bodies were
fouud in the wreck at St. Joseph yester
day. Tbe full and official list of the dead
is aa follows: Alexa Deeeaint, Kamouraka;
Joseph Loclerc, Lievis; J. P. Blaia, Ka
mournka: Max Deaapnnl, New Glasgow;
Eugen Gauvin, St. Pacome; Napoleon
Bole, St Joseph. Those seriously wound
ed are: Baggagemaster Lavoie, Ferdinand
Marceau, Eugene Arseneauit, Mrs. F. K.
Scott, Brakeman Beaulleu. Michel Ltbol,
Mrs. Coyovette and Mrs. Beaucbeniiu.
lacroaalug Vieuaa'a '"-f-'illM
VfVKA. r-i.- K-Tbe r.oeror kas
DECEMBER 20, lfcCO.
ad oo derry'S Tiews of Ilasne Bala.
LoXDOX. Dec 80. The Marquis of Lon
donderry is reported as saying of tbe lima,
throwing Incident: "Tbe north ot Ireland
will not be sorry for this practical llluat ra
ti on of the methods ot home rule. It shown
tbe kind ot home rule tbat the law abid
ing, industrious and loyal north would
have to submit to should tbe demand for
a separate parliament be granted. It
shows, as I have urged before, that home
rule would mean civil rar. There is no
decent Liberal who would wish to aubject
himself to the kind of government indi
cated at Ballinakill and Cast h-cniner, and
why should they seek to doom tbeir fellow
subjects in tbe north of Ireland to tbat
ftheehy Would Foul avlllen.
FT. Paul, Deo. 20. The prire fight Fri
day night between Pat Killen. ot this city,
ami Joe Sbeehy, of AablarnkWia. Marquis
of Queen sherry rules, for tbe nort hwestem
heavy-weight championship, mas awarded
to Killen un a foul ia tbe second round.
Sheehy fouled Killen repeatedly, la tbe
aeenud round be struck Killen a number
of times while the latter was down. Tttef
eree Moore tried to stop Sheehy. when tbe
latter turned and struck the referee. The
referee then decided the fight in Kill-m's
favor on fouls.
The Alabama Minors' Strike.
BlRMlxcB.Uf, Ala., Dec 81 The miners'
strike threatens to close every industry ia
this district. Tbe Amalgamated Associa
tion of Steel and Iron Workers have agreed
to refuse to work with coal mined by con
vict or "scab" miners if the strikers ask
them to so refuse. Patrick Mc Bride, of
the United Mine Workerr. of America,
says that if ho cannot settle tbe strike he
will call out all tbe iron and steel workers.
The strike has already seriously injured
business and there seema no prospect of
' The Story of a Bottle.
Nkw York, Dec 90. A bottle waa picked
up in the bay ofl tbe foot of Fifty-fifth
street, Brooklyn, yesterday. It contained
a scrap of paper on which was written the
following: "We are drifting from land in
latitude 4.1 north, long 27 went. We are
the survivors of tiie steamer Gambia,
which foundered Aug. 10. In the con
fusion Ibe captain waa loot overlioard; only
two day's provisions left. Aug. 1 l!
Signed Gene Farrange, first oilkwr."
Cruahed te Death hy a Train.
New York, Dec 20. John A. Smith,
a well known business man of Newark,
was crushed to death by a railroad train
in that city Thursday. He attempted to
board a train as it was pulling out of the
station and missed his footing. The un
fortunate man was almost cut in two.
A Youaa Mlscxeaat hi aba Ills Toarher.
LnvoMoNT, Colo., Pec. ! Miss Ida
La cock, tbe teacher Of district S fiva
mllej ncitheast of Longmont, was stobbed
fonr times Thursday aftrnoon, lit one of
ber pnpK named Bert Mrers. The cuts
are on the collar-bone, breast, w rit and
srsiomen. Tbe wounds w ill probably
prove fatal. The cause of the stabbing ia
said to have hern objection to proper dis
cipline of the school and a desire to rub)
I he teacher.
CairAoo. Pec It.
Fotkrlu;.-eretbeqiki(ikti.os on the hard
of traoe to-day: W bmt No. S IsarouW.
0ned Ml rtsosl HIV January, opened SI V.
cke4 s-i,,-: Kay. optnsu cl.tik,-ol il n.
Com No. S Derenlasr. ofened awl rVsssl are;
January, opened All.l..eU '.ir; Mi..rM
clo.il .VFe. !-No. t UMTiater,
opened tle- rt!l 41 January, opsned 1J!,
elssvl 41'ac: May. opened and rl ..,e.
Pork December. as-aal and cksted. Js i: Jan
uary, opened l lit,. ri.ued Jleii; May uned
ll !. Lost (11 rii l-Dseenlwr..1.Jm
So su closed V as
(attle-rbvf steer. JCU. 4 S: ta-krt and
frrOors. iiiV' : ousra sad buns. tlVftar;
Texas steers. tiJVTV ralvwa, Hm,,ii.
Sheep Ijucbs. r4 110 Uj; tlufetaaaa sheep.
lave stork The Tti oturk ysrtls report
the foUuennc prirw: !!.(-list - uprstid
active and nrm: Ught gradVa. roach
packtne. Hli.il; mixed. MUIS: heavy
packing sad ahlpptng lute, kii'oJ ju; pta, TuU
Irrodoce: Bnttr Faary aersvrutnr. TOrSe;
uatrtea, Bneat fresh. W∾ parkins- stork. ).Q
Ue; "ian. iic Lir Fresh ranaasl luas oO.
par dru: toe bouse stork. l-j Is,-. Lirm poub
try -Oilrbf-rja. &r per lb: turker. -'.-; darks,
TatTVac: areas, S4i per dos. laatooa-Vi tub
rose, (MUMS: per bu; Bed ma. TWi.ir; U-ocvu.
SUtt-sic; lVerles. 0 '-, barhanka,
Pw-eet pntatnea Jersey. HUol t per Hbl;
nhnuta. KlSs-tlB. Aprs-llM
A'"1 par bU; eel in. Ji.uuuiai; hUrhuaa., aoa,
Xc YoKk. lire, la
Wheal - Xo. S red vlul-f oasfa. tl ljaav;
JoDereuilxrliA: .to January, tl v l'ra
No. r mtxsl tasa. SJrs-:u te.aittf-r. s-ir;
do May. wr. tktia-Vutet: No. 2 luii-d raZh,
Kc; May. Uc Kye-Kua lUrb-y-NoMibai.
Fork-1 Hill : mesa, IBiiwIiii lid-Vuiet;
iJoreinher. Sal In.
live e-k: twnle-rairi a--tl.etta.le; v4
ettr-kl bstita ateers. l tea;
bolls an. I ir euaa. iljuust r-le-p ' j4
Lamln RJL ..beep au I luuU raw.l flnn;
eneep rl'f Sl l lM Uir.i. r Utsl
Hnn -N'-na naliy dull; live hor f"l ,.-. u. f
Bay C plans prairie. tnS IS
sUy Tiistay tS SUttt
Hay WHO, 110. 0U,
Cord Woo$S1.0 MA
JOTlCa! TO CONTRACTORS.
ftealed proposals will he received at the my
Clerk a otBce, Rork Istaad, III., aatU Moedai,
Janaary stk, 191 at r. u. lor eoa,ttaaie Ue
Improvement ordered bv as Ordinaace of said
city, wbich eras adopted May It, ltott, sad la ea
tlUed aa ordiuaace lor ibe isaproveateat of
fourth arenas from TuenUetk street to Tweatr
utre street and Tweetv-thtrd street fnea roorife
areaae Io Fifth avenue, and Pi ha areaoe f 'osa
Twenty-laird street to s point aauet t.wrkaadted
feet east of Tblrty-eigtil street. Ibeace north
aboet one hundred in sixty feet thfoaarfc tbe en
dereraoe cmsuif ol Ue C. K. I A f. and the '.
B. Vt- ratiraada. sad from there east Fifth er
Mollnc aeuee to Ibe eraterof tbe iateraeei too of
Vonr-elxtk street and eed Fifth ee Muuee ase
aoa," and for f ursWhing Ue mater als aad orsne
the work acnardinf to the plans and peetacaUow
iimciuf, i ssr saia isBueu.euieM eroeroa ov said
ordtDaacs eoaerats of eurblBf with CHrbetosre, ea
wpiwini aoe peviaf una pav
in brick of rood anility taenty eevea blocks of
ta la said tills of said ordinance set ooi
Xbe said Inproeeatent mast be commuted aad
Ibe ma'ensl therefor tarnished mast be In accord
aare with Ue plana aad epeetlcatmie tar said Im
provement ou tie la Iks saldci'.y Clerk's nnYce, at
which mid orace. said plans aod apedaraMoae are
opea to the LatpecUoo of ail persona mbrreated
Onuiisctors are o rnralik aaatples of hrirk wKh
which work la Io be doae. Brick used la Ue work
atnst eorreapoad with eampiee In aeelny sad style.
AU bids must be accompanied wua a rerused
cborkiatbsaomof Ira hundred dollars, payable
lo the order of Ue treasurer of said city, who h
skill become forefet led to said city la raae Us
bidder shall fail to eutae Into contract, wnh ap
proved sureties, to derate the work for the price
mestkmed ia h a bid. and arcordtrc la tae uaa
and apeciacatlon. la the event Uat the cnauacl
aboold be awarded tehiaa,
ill nk kids will befarnitbod oa application at
theOiyOerkeonee. All bidders sod ether ror
su, may ailead alike ouralrr of said bids. Vse
rirhtto ie)ect any and all bide or proposals re
ceived it hereby expressly reserved,
Boasat Keaaxsa. CHy Clark
Hock Ialead, lmbll.lwa.
A prominent physician aad old army
urgeon In eastern Iowa was called away
from home for a few days. . Daring hi
absenoe one ot tha ehlldrea contracted a
severe cold, and hia wife bought a bottle
of Chumbtrlaln ' Cough Hccccdy for It
They were to much pleased with Ue
remedy that they afterwtrdt used sev
eral bottle at various times. - lie said
from experience with lr. ha regarded it aa
the most reliable preparation la nsa for
colds, aad Uat It came tha nearest of W
log a specific 0r any medicine bj-bad
ever seen. Tor aM by Hans A Bafcn
KaM Uu tae Light.
Tha man who tells yo coafidea
tlally just what will car your eokl U
pretcribiog Kemp's Balsam thU rear. Ia
tha praparalioa of this remarkabU medi
da for coughs and colds no rxprnee ia
(pared to combina only the best aad
purest isftTedleaU.' Hoi J a bottle of
Kemp's Baumsa to tha light aad look
taroBgh it; aottoa bright clear look;
then compare with other maediea. Price
60c and tl.
la tha Dursuit of tha awi thlnou
:nia worn wa aauctpaia too much:
tat out tha heart and iwealness of worlds
lypieaiurea by delightful foraUonght of
them. Tha reamlu obtained front Uie naa
Ot Dr. Jones' Kad Cover ToaLn fu.ni
vUla-a. Itc"s dyspepaU, ad rXl
-. a - if pe-
; Ch'Idren'a Saita from tl op to 12.
Boys' 8aiti from $3 up to tlO.
Mens' Raits from $3 ap to 125.
P7P DiUC1 iTm? nnPlTiDnm urn nnom
IHj Hiif Ii 111i UilLiirLOl hUll DLM
CLOTHINGr IN THE WORLD!
Con-ince Yourself bj caUing oa
Robt. Erause the Pioneer Clothier.
115 tnd 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPOSl. U.
1 Pocket Cullere 1
Wa have 1 Tabla Cutlery. V
I Kitrhea Cutlrry. )
Mau7 n;-fal articles for tbe
Pull Hoe of mechanics tool.
AT CARSE & CO.S',
JXTeWfint ---rT a-h
214 BRADY ST.
Has Jastopeae4 a at the share address with
Julia amse te roar BieUeara, fa ra sue au,
Fuaie awse to rear smaaars. i e aad aa.
Fit and Style Guaranteed.
CaTDoat forget tbe ado rest:
214 Brady St DaTenport.
ke c:li:e savins babe
fCharhm hy the I sglslatumer Itltaete.)
MOUNE. - IX.LH.
vuea autre mm fl A. hU te I T. m .. saw ea
uar aa4 aatardar Bvealasu tram I la
laUnat alknrad oa Deapoaiu at 0 raw
of 4 par CaaL per JVaauta.
Deposits received In amount of
, $1 and Upward.
fhs netvale aeauertr ef Urn Trustees la mm.
ethsa ia the eeaastkucs. The ameers aea ee-aiwa-
. . oicao
" - ""H aarsa as satis, aliases
amlamrrhuia i s fpat mii tsj api ni I leet.
flinimii W.Waamaeu, rv t rwa
Vk riaaiaessyt. W. Hsataawai.
1 1 ,
Your Attf ntion to His Immense
ia all stt 1c
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Shovels for Coal.
Shovels for Politicians.
house that are soluble for Xmas
&n.l baiMrs Lardtrare.
I ruts " ""'"'"'"'"''''''awaasaau
TnfiFft Will T3 w, "tn v
w. jh-w uu jruijy ollOW
tfrnP aMmrm4m sWul ml -- - a a '
o tl lL vf. IZ
eeat Icae 5.,',
H. SrEMON & SON,
toves and Tinware,
BMU Baar, CooklM aad IIelI.f Sa,rm aal O. Oearn Co.AU, Slaves
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
108 8RCOND AVF KOCK ISI.AM, IU.
TO The Front Always.
Tha tots riueeJva liaa ef UoliJay Oaodi etprlasac
Aa4 toaaatarratla aerelllas ta
Solid Silver and Plated Ware
a.i . - . . .
5rihrr DsaVra, 1 -CWpat
I farpea rMrelhera. y
A a frw.
1B23 !Srcoi.cl avenu.'
.lL "? pb"c - a.-
rm , ,r
The Ioaawr JetruW ot Roc laaJ.
1ST"V'T' grm "-em la maa. eOeer saw euw
-mm. be aea. 1 frsassa. .
maaaaweM) , .
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