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All aomnranleetlmii of srltlrsl or en omenta
Ive etierMter, political or ralUtloue. bh bare
real aame ettached for publication No each ertt
tlelee will be printed orer flctltlom sirastare.
ADoaraMMe commanleatlom sot noticed.
Correspondence solicited Iron every township
la Hock Ulead county.
Monday, Dkckmbcr 28. 18W0
Osborne and Heath are both Farmer'
lllanre men, but the R. o. p. of tbis
district preferred "Sister" Payne, who
does not bclonij to the order.
Waai tbe republican organs are prat
log loudly In regard to Bill Payne being
member of tbe Farmer' alliance, it
migbt Dot be out of place for tbat gen lie.
bud to ibow op bis credential.
Tab farmer In tbe upper end of tbe
county are wratby orer the nomination
of Bill Payne by tbe republican, and say
It U a direct alap in tbe face to tbem.
John Osborne, who live in Payne' town
ship, came within a few vote of captur
ing the nomination in tbe regular con-
Vnnttnn, and being a prominent member
of tbe alliance, tbe farmer ay if tbe
republicans wanted to show tbem any
recognition be should have been placed
on the ticket instead of Payne.
The new Illinois democratic central
committee which was selected at tbe stale
convention last June, will convene at
Springfield on Jan. Oih next. Iteaides
choosing officers and an executive board.
tbe committee will look closely after tbe
senatorial question. The state committee
worked bard to carry the state and legis
lative tickets, and now propone to see
tbat tbe legislature crowns Its labors
by electing Oen. Palmer to the senate.
When Elder Harrison found himself
elected president with a republican ma
jorlty of six orelirht in tbe representative
branch of congress be ascribed tbe result
to tbe Lord, and Elder Waninuker.frora
tbe amen corner, mado the usual res Don-
aes. Tbe Chicago Post says: Now tbat
toe bouse bs a democratic majority of
130 or more. President Horriaan has c me
to the conclusion that it is all on account
of the stupidity of tbe people. It is to bo
feared the elder has t een lost In the presi
dent, else why should there he this dis-
ciepancy In the Interpretation of evenisf
OK a I'eaal.
Tbe VnUiH again come to the front aa
thechsmtlon prevaricator. In eodeav
oring to spread a false report concerning
tbe alleged candidacy of Hon. J. H. Ped-
dleford. of Henry county, for tbe letriala
lure at tbe special election called for tbe
80th. it states a deliberate falsehood. It
m Peddleford once before led a movement
against tbe Rock Island democratic dic
tator and was elected minority represen
tee to ids legislature or 1835, receiv
ing 18.913 votes tbat election to 4.749
for Johd A. Wilson, tbe democratic can
didate. Anyone at all conversant with tbe po
litical history of tbislsenatorial district, is
aware tbat tbe above is a lie manufac
tured out of whole clotb. Mr. Paddle
ford has been a democrat all bis life, was
nominated at tbe regular democratic con
Ventloo, and was elected on the demo
cratic ticket In 18S4. His vote in tbe
legislature was cast with tbe democrats
on all party questions, and as far as we
know be now aland on tbe same nolitlcal
ground be has always occupied. In 1884
John A. Wilson was placed on tbe green
back ticket but be made no eff ,rt to be
The next time tbe Union seeks to per
vert facta, it should go back farther than
tbe Incident referred to.
THE POPULAR PEORIA.
T v Id. Awake Mhert Line Kolas
" Awaaai lilerliea-Prosperity ef
The director of tbe R.. LAP. railway
held a meeting at Superintendent Budlow's
office Saturday and elected officers aa fol
lows: President R. H. Cable. "
Vice President A. Kimball.
Secretary and Treasurer H. B. Bud
Executive Committee R. R. Cable,
Tbos. F. Wilbrow. II. B. Budlow.
A semi-annual dividend of 2 J per cent
was declared payable Jan. 1. Tbe road
was ah own to be it, a flourishing condition
and besides paying the dividend of S per
cent In tbe year, bas built one new cbair
car, one new locomotive and 50 new box
cars, beside relaying track and buiHing
switches where required.
Than tbe Rock Island & Pecria there is
no better paying abort line of road west
of Chicago If In the country, all of which
is greatly to tbe credit of the general
manager. Mr. H. B. 8udlow.
18 Elvira A Fleming to Central Pres
byterian church lots 6 and . Allen &
Fleming's addition to South Rock Island
J W Morgan to Cora M Odell part of
lots. 1, 4, 6 and 8 Saddoris, Smith & Do
voris' addition to Port Byron 1.
Andreas Hoffman to Robert Hoffman
part of lot 8, block 11, Spencer & Case'
addition to Rock Island $1.
Andrea Iloffmin to Edward Hoffman
part cf lots block 11 Spencer & Case'
addition to Rock Island $1.
Julia A Roberts to Jacob J Tompkins,
part ofr, nej, 83. 17, 4w. 1300.
N J Eridkson to John Erickion, part of
lot 21, 4. 17 lw, 12,000'
N J Erickaon to Nathan Erickton, n I
9, 17, lw. $2,000.
E W Hurst, et al. to Olaf Hanen. lot
21. 22. 28.24, block 80. Fairmont, $1,801).
19 O A Darling to A H Hamuelson lot
7. block 8 Pitts. Gilbert & puts' addition
to Mollne, $1,000.
M B Osborn to Phil Mitch. II and 8 A
and O F Lyndo e J of lot 8. block 10.
Chicago, or Lower addition to Rock
Charles Panknow to Val.-ntioe echriner
lot 8. block 3, Bailey Davenport's First
addition to Rock Island. $750.
Rufus Walker to JU Oayford lots 2
and 8, block C. Griffith & Co' addition
to Molina $800.
The Knighta and Ladies of nonor elect
ed officer Saturday night for tbe ensuing
year as follows:
Protectors James E Larkin, Mary E
Recording Secretary R C Benson.
Financial Secretary J D Collier.
Treasurer T F Nold,
Chaplain-Mr. Jesse Long,
Scribe Mrs Kate Collier.
Guardian Mr M Herman,
Sentinel John Long.
Pt Protector j Corken.
DavenpTrr' Crteni T MunChl"g' J
A believer in aigna should be cured of
bis superstition when he enter tbe dime
A CHANGE OF NOTE.
Senatorial Music for the Fed
eral Election Bill.
6P00NEE UPHOLDS THE "MEASURE.
Be Claims a Few Thing for the Repub
lican and Criticises the I-intrtlc
Contention A Dull Wet-It In Coiuirece
Probable Tbe Statesmen Hanker for
C'hrhttiiia loys -rratmt of Sugar
Kipert A-ulut Free SweteulugToo
Via Hole 1m the Country' luroiue,
Wasiiixotos Citv, Ik. 32. The Re
publican seem to have couvltuied that de
bate ou the election bill had better not be
left entirely to the Democrats of t he sen
ate. Perhaps the otilMioktm oppoHition of
Stewart of Nevada Friday bad a stimulat
ing effect oo them also. At any rate
Spooner took the floor Saturday and inade
the mont extended speech for the bill that
boa yet been delivered. He said Unit a
straUKor in the gallery listening to this de
bate, without any knowledge of tbe his
tory of the country, would be impressed
with the IiIhh that all hive of liberty aud
d fvotiuulo tbe constitution and freedom
from partisanship wcro to be found on the
IViiiot-ratic hid of the cbauiiier. He
hoped that gentlemen ou the other aide
would uot uft-itime that Republican sena
tors were not equally with them lover of
liberty. He took pride in belonging to a
party whose history had beeulove of liber
ty and defence of liberty.
A Fevr Other Similarities.
Senator on the other side constantly as
serted that tli.-y spoke for the Anjlo Saxun
race. K.'puMiwui Kt-ntnrs were also Anglo-Saxons
nnd they would be us unwill
ing aa tbe Democratic senator to dispar
age or degrade the race, lientlenien op
posing this bill denounced it as elearly un
constitutional and sjioke of their devotion
to the constitution. He begged them to re-
meruber that devotion to the constitution
was not confined to the Democratic side.
He begged to suggest that possibly some
persons might imagine that the fierceness
of the oppoaitiou to this bill was attributa
ble in part to partisanship. Si'uators
ought to lw willing to concede tbat in the
consideration of a measure of this charac
ter there was room for au honest differ
ence of opinion.
The Matter of "Itimlrillarj Visits."
A good deal bad been said in connection
with what is called "domiciliary visits,"
but nothing bad been said of the domicili
ary visits of uight riders at the south, or
of the shooting of men and the whipping
of women. All the indignation of Deuio-
cmtic senator hud lieen directed at domi
ciliary visits involving oulyTa polite in
uulry by a federal official as to who lived
in the house, so as to enable him to judge
whether Mrsons registered from that
house were legal voters. It had been waul
ou the other side that the bill was aimed at
the south. It was iu part, but it was also
aiineU at erery spot in the United Slates
where, by fraud or force, men who bad a
right to vote lor members of congress were
cheated out ol that right.
Quotations from Mississippi.
The south, he thought, was where the
bill was specially needed. In proof of this
be read extracts from a speech made by
air. tnristi un in tbe late constitutional
convention of Mississippi, declaring that
since 175 there had not been a fair eleo-
tlou in that state; tbat in plain words,
they (the white people) had been stuffing
the ballot boxes, committing perjury, and
carryiug elections by fraud and violence.
until tbe whole machinery of elections
was about to rot down. Was it fair for
soot hern wnators to shut their eyes to
everything but their own environments,
and to say that those from the north who
complained against the inequality which
tbe southern policy gave to tbe house of
representatives, and in tbe electoral col
lege, were mere partisans, seeking the ac
complishment of partisan purposes?
If they did not wish to be led by ignor
a nee, there was nothing to prevent them
from adopting tbe strictest kind of educa
tional teat if it were an honest one. If
the constitution of Mississippi had stopped
at the educational test and excluded from
the right of suffrage every man, white or
UlacK, who could not read that instrument.
nobody would have complained of it. But
now the ignorant white voter might have
tbe simplest clause read to him and be
asked if be understood it. and, answering
-yes. migni oe permitted to vote; while
an abstruse clause (as the right of emi
nent domain or some legal and technical
question) might be read to tbe colored
voter, who would be asked to give a rea
sonable explanation of it. The scheme
was plainly devised to let the isnorant
white man vote, if be voted the Demo
cratic ticket, and to keep the ignorant
black muii from voting unless he voted the
Doesn't Consider It a Fair Veal,
Referring to Stewart's speech, and to bis
remark that the elections law could not be
enforced in the south, because public opin
ion would not support It, spooner re
marked: "To that complexion have we
eome at last? Have we fallen on a condi
tion in our country l.'mt calls for preserva
tion by virtue of tbe purity of the ballot at
the north, but that we must stop at Mason
and Dixon's line because public opinion in
tbe south is iu favor of dishonest and
fraudulent and violent suppression of the
suffrage? 1 cannot believe it.''
Mmite Information Promised.
Geor.-e said that he was not in the cham
ber while the constitution of Mississippi
had been under discussion by fipooner and
could uot now reply to his remarks. But
ho would do so in good time, and m a way
tbat would remove the imputations made
on the constitution by bpooner, and by
Dolpb some days ago. lnyulls thought it
important that some li'ht should be shed
on the fcubject to which George proposed
to address himself. He would therefore
read some extracts from speeches of dele
gates to tbe Mississippi convention and
from editorials of local newspaiiers on tbe
subject of the qualification as to the abil
ity to read or to explain clause of the con
stitution. Newspaper Kepurt Head.
Ingalis thereupon read from the Jack
son (Miss.) ledger a report of some re
marks made by a delegate at tbe conven
tion, on the qualification clause, which
clause he understood to bave been the in
vention of George himself, and which was
not like anything in the heavens above or
in the earth beneath, or in the
waters under the earth. lie thought
it was subject to a patent for
novelty. He also read many extracts from
Vickxburgand other journalx in condemna
tion of the clause. He and Edmunds then
criticised the way the Mississippi conven
tion bad been called, and its action in da-
clarint; the constitution adopted tbe law
of tbe state without referrtug it to tbe
pecpie, both of which, they claimed, were
entirely outside of the old state constitu
tion and in violation thereof.
TALK OF AN EXPERT ON SUGAR.
Ue Wains Ihe Intr Kelmpoeed for Va
WashisgTOV CITY. Dec 22. Henrv A
Brown, of Massachusetts, the noted sugar
tariff expert, ha been in this citv for sev
eral day conferring with leading officials
and members of congress about tbe cut in
tbe duty on sugar to go into effect next
April und-r tbe new tariff law. and its
fleets ou the revenues of tbe country.
urown insists that the loss of revenue
from ninklmr sugrarulmcst ilniv in.
sether witli the bonnr.v tn )w nxiii In
producers iu this country, will amount to
siu.uw.utua year. He is of the opinion
that it will be found advisable and that it
will bo the duty of congress to restore
ftlllV tliree-follrth nf Him nhM.nl am nM
J v. " WW-UI. V. V,
duty ou sugar and discontinue or repeal
tbe bounty feature of tbe naw law.
Mure Revenue a Necessity.
He bas no douht that th rnniit inp,iu
In production of suirar in this rvitinlrv will
cry noon clieaDen irmunfmtlv th'
of that article to American consumers.
aim mat a sustained duty on sugar would
be a powerful factor in treating with su
gar producing countries for reciprocity.
He says his opinion and views on this mat
ter are shared by leading Republicans in
and out of congress, who are not unmind
ful of the - demand that sm lilralv Vw.
mule npon the treasury to meet the largely
inviToaBi government expenditures for
J""3""". u new navy, etc, in the near
future. More mrnm will u i
somehow to meet tbis Increased govern-
mens expenaiiure, ana it need not be
looked for, he says, from customs revennee
in view of the reduction of tariff taxes on
many articles and the extended free list
found in theMcKinley bill law, " . -
WILU BE QUIET AT THE CAPITAL.
Tbe Hational Lavlslators Will Have Their
Holiday, Willy NlUy.
WASiirKGTOK City, Dec 83. With the
approach of the holiday season senator
and representatives are beginning to leav
Washington City to spend Christmas at
their homes or to visit neighboring towns,
and, as a consequence, there will be many
empty seats in bath branches of congress.
It is hardly probable that there will be a
quorum in either house daring the week,
and as a matter of necessity the pro
gramme will be simplified. The last sena
tor on Vice President Morton's list of
speakers on the election bill will proba
bly have finished his address by Wednes
day and on that day tbe senate will, in all
probability, take a recess over ChrisSmt
until the Monday following. .
Probable Aettow of the Haass.
The absence of a quorum in the house
will prevent action on any measure. Mills'
resolution providing for a recess from Dec
SS)d until after New Years was considered
by the ways and means committee and
action on it deferred until to-day. Tbe
consent of the senate will be necessary in
order to make the resolution effective.
Tbe probabilit y is tbat tbe boose will ad
journ on Monday, after matters relating to
tbe District of Columbia have lieen dis
cussed, until -the day before or the day
after Christmas, when another adjourn
ment will be takeu until the following
Sixty Dollars for Each Deserter.
Washington City, Dec 84 Secretary
Proctor, having -with decided success en
deavored to improve the condition of pri
vate soldiers, so as to decrease the number
of and cause for desertion, has turned his
attention now to making desertion itself
less satisfactory for the deserters. He
proposes to make it hot for tbem when
caught and in order to do tbis has don bled
tbe reward for catching them, making it
toO instead of this increased reward to
be paid for the arrest of any soldier who
deserted subsequent to Dec 81, lsa.
CouB-ress la Brief.
Washington City. Dec. 82. The senate
Saturday, after passing a number of pri
vate pension bills in tbe morning hour,
took np the federal elections bill, and
Bpooner made a long speech in support of
In tbe bouse a number of conference re
ports on public building bills were agreed
to. The urgency deficiency bill, with sen
ate amendments was theu discussed, and
was finally returned to tbe senate with all
but one amendment that relating to pay
ot senate employes agreed to.
The World's Fair Proelamati on.
Washisgtos Citt, Dec 8a It is stated
that the Chicago men who bave been for
the past week laboring to convince Presi
dent Harrisou that the CbicaBo
city subscription of $3,00ti,o to
the funds of the fair were alt
right, have at Inst succeeded in their mis
sion and that a proclamation inviting the
world to bring over its products in W3
win be Issued this week.
STIRRINC TIMES IN BOND COUNTV.
Ad Illinois Neighborhood Reports I
Saturnalia of Crime.
Vandalia, Ills., Dec. 22. Bond county
has been infested with thieves of late, and
the robberies have aroused considerable
excitement among tbe citizens at Smith
boro. A lot of armed tramps took posses
sion of a saloon and ran it-wide open. At
the station they held a man up, but got
nothing. A little farther np tbe track
they held a revolver to a man's bead and
robbed him of everything he had. Up in
me near 01 toe little nurg tney neid up a
third person and took his money and
watch while a dozen men, who offered no
interference, looked on. Burglars went
into George Weaver's residence at Sorento.
fired one shot at him, and then fled. Dur
ing the absence of the family, except
Squire Crittenden, who is confined to his
bed, and tbe servant girl, a tramp went
into Mr. Crittenden's bouse and broke
open a drawer and stole some (M or $10 in
LARSON'S GUNPOWDER PLOTS.
A Case of Ineendiarlam Which Might
Have Had Terrible Result.
Siocx Falls, S. D., Dec. 23. Develop
ments from the Are of Friday have
caused a sensation. The home of E. Lar
son, a hardware dealer, located in the
most densely built residence portion of tbe
city, burned to the grouud. During the
Are the firemen began tearing down a
abed near by for the purpose of preventing
the spread of the flames. When they had
removed the roof they found thirteen kegs
of blasting powder and several barrels of
Cool Grit of the Firemen.
When tbis discovery was made tbe
crowd scattered; but although sparks
were falling about rapidly, the firemen
courageously removed every bit of the ex
plosive material safely, and an awful dis
aster was averted. Larson was at once
arrested, and will be given the full extent
of the law. Several years ago the store
caught fire. After it was extinguished a
large quantity of powder, gasoline and
kerosene were found stored under the
sidewalk where the men were working to
save tbe property.
DOC BRADFORD'S DEVILISH DEED.
The Miscreant Captured After Wrecking
a Train In a Novel Manner.
New Okleaxs, La., Dec 23. While the
pay train of the Louisville, New Orleans
and Texas railroad was returning from
Woodville to Bay op Sara bite Saturday af
ternoon Doc Bradford, a notorious crim
inal, pulled a rail from in front of tbe en
gine just as the latter was crossing a tres
tle. The engine wax dorailMl l.
tender and nav-cnr tli
embankment. Koadmaster Bryan was se
riously ana raynioster l rencu slightly in
safe, but the train crew, who had in tbe
meantime recovered from their surprise,
soon overpowered him aud placed him in
jau at ooavute. .Bradford bad drawn
the SDikes and tied a teleirmnh iail.
rail with which he drew it from its posi
tion ana caused tne wreck:.
Train Men Bobbed Near Olney, Ilia.
OLKET. Ills.. Dec. 22. A darimr rnhherv
took place on tbe northbound Peoria, De
catur and Evansville railway freight train
which paused up at 2:30 a. m. yesterday.
At tbe water tank niil ,nnili r.r
city, the train was cut in two and theen-
giueiuoveaaneaa to tase water. While tbe
Caboose Was Standing still turn mon lutth
masked, entered it, and firing two revolver
uuls uver me.neaas 01 i onauctor Hamp
ton auu nis oruKeman, compelled tbem to
throw nn their hand, whit niit nf ik.
robbers roblwd them of 860 and their
The ludlaua Want the Earth.
PlSK Ridoe, S. D., Dec. 23. -Slow Bull
came in yesterday to ask Gen. Brooke to
give the Bad Land braves the earth as a
Christmas present. No arrests, no punish
ishments. no taking of guns, heap more
rations, forgiveness, nnd love are a few
things on his list. Sitting Bull's braves
have given the troops the ' slip aud are
making for the Bad utuda.
Frightfully ft tub a il by a Saw.
Dubuque, la., Dec. 23,-Denuis McCar
thy, who was cutting wood with a rotary
saw, stepped up to adjust tbe belt, which
was about to come off, when he was thrown
against the saw in such a manner tbat it
cut him from the shoulder down to the
knee, sevenug bones, muscles, aud liga
ments. There is no hope of his recovery.
He was a young man, and recently mar
"Htakleirs" Threatened with Death. -
BlHHIXOHAU. Ala,. Dec. 23. At. foal.
burg mines Thursday lot) striking miners
signed an agreement to withdraw from
the union nnd return in onrt Tl,
night a party of them were fired npon and
ij . . i . , . . .
criuay morning tne vicinity of the mines
, i . a .. ..
imm yinvarueu wnu notices, tnreatening
death to fill men who wttiietra! a
Officers are guarding the men at work.
France Increasing Her Tart ft". -
Paris. Dec S3. The tariff com m issinn
Is holding prolonged sittings daily, in or-
iw mj uuian its examination ot the govern
ment bill before tha reopening of the ehain
bers in January. Nearly every alteration
mads increases the duties in the proposed
Tac nocc: i:::laitd
PPNELL ON TRIAL.
"Hit Jury in Kilkenny Making
Up a Verdict.
DT01 DENTS OP TUX EVE OF BATTLE.
Bartlugton Arrives to Take a Hand la
thi : Last Appeals Both Sides Centt
deiitly Claiming the Victory Obnox -ios
t Pasters mt Kilkenny Torn Down
by the I'arneilltee A Day on the
6t up and Some of the Remarks Made
Irttlsh reeling Field Moles. -LofDOjf,
Dec. 22. Timothy Harriugton
arrival at Queenstown Saturday, and
bastt aed ou his arrival to communicate
with Parnelb and the latter is said to be
tnudi: encouraged by the information
wbic i Harrington has brought from Amer
ica.: Tbe Parnellites bad arranged for a
big v. eleome to Harrington, but missed the
connection, and there were comparatively1
few ( n hand when be arrived. They re
ceive lhim with loud cheers, when the
anti- Parnellites gave counter cheers, and
in a t hnrt time there was a melee in which
the a it is were victorious. Little damage
was t one, however. . "
Sunday a Day of Politic.
All day yesterday tbe two parties were
busy electioneering. The priests both
those of Ossory diocese and others from
vario is parts of Ireland spent the time
outai' le of religious services in pressing
their views on the people and urging the
election of Sir John Pope Heonessy. Al
lusions, more or less direct, were made
from the pulpits to tbe pending contest.
"Paro ill declared himself coufidentof vic
tory. The people listened patiently, though
tbe p -tests protested against Parnell turn
ing S iuday into a day of political strife
and , srgumeut, aud urged their flocks to
go he me. There was very little demon
stration and all seemed desirous of putting
on tieir best behavior.
The Campaign at Kilkenny.
Kil enny is fairly covered with flaming
politi ial placards, full of wit, of terse ar
gument, and it must be added, in many
cases of Indecency. The coarse allusions
wbicli have characterized the campaign on
tbe 1 .art of the auti-Parnellites find fre
quent repetition In red and black on the
dead-trails, and crowds of boys and men
gather to read and laugh at them. Occa
sions ly an officer of police pushes his way
throu h a crowd and after scanning a par
ticula rly offensive poster turns to a subor
dinato and orders it torn down. Some
times a crowd of angry Parnellites re
solves itself into a committee of censor
ship, aid. without waiting for the judg
ment of the otticial, pounces upon tbe of
fending placard and strews its fragments
In tut gutter.
Precautions Against Riot.
Thi t is done with the more impunity
from be fact that in the town the popu
lace it mane up or rameirs adherents in
great majority, whatever the rural Dart of
tbe di strict may prove to be. Tbe excite
ment n the eve of the important decision
of tod ty was intense. The place was in
an niiroar with parades and meetinm.
torch s, bands, fireworks, and every vari
ety of political demonstration. The two
men v ho received the greatest amount of
abuse from the Parnellites were Henneasv
and Healy. The latter will be lucky if he
gets out or tne district with a whole skin.
Ihe government is taking great precau
tions i igainst a general riot. .
A Feature of the Situation.
The feature of the situation that is the
gravett for thinking Irishmen is that the
Engibh, while they display a hungry in
terest in the blows and thwacks that the
contestants are giving one another, have
ceased almost wholly to regard the political
aspect of the struggle. Tbey seem, news
paper and people, to bave dismissed home
rule flora their thoughts, as nowontside
or living political issues. This attitude is
common to Liberals and Conservatives
alike, ind many of the farmer assume an
injur 1 air, as if tbey had narrowly
caped being the victims of a confidence
game m the part of their leaders.
T HE DOINGS ON THE STUMP.
Parnell and Bis Opponents Put in a
Heavy Day's Work.
KfLI ESNT. Dec 22. Parnell and Cnndl
date Scully left Kilkenny at noon yester
day an il drove in a closed camase. accnm
panied by a lone procession of cars filled
with tieir adherents to Clare, where they
found a Hennessy meeting in progress.
Tbey slighted near the church and beran
to org? nize a meeting in opposition to the
Heuneisy gathering. Father Walsh came
up at c nee and informed Parnell that these
were chapel grounds and no political
meet iu z could be held on them. A lnmr
in the neighborhood disputed the ' asser
tion ot the priest, and declared that the
land wis private property and that Par
nell must speak there or the people would
make t roubla. Seeinir that tha fmlin n
the crowd was in Parnell's favor. Father
A Remark About the Priests.
Pornill then addressed tbemeeting. He
said tb it though he did not have tbe sup
port O' ail mo Clergy, ne bad no harsh
words for anv one. and hnrwd l.at i.
people would listen to the priests rever-
eiuiy. j et, mey suouta rememoer that as
lavmeti thev conld not admit. IK nnMi,
to absolute control in the matter of elec
tions. Parnell denounced his opponents
in tne parliamentary party as traitorous
mutineers, who were guilty of engnlfing
the par ty in a sea of trouble at tbe critical
Tin i Harrington Makes a Speech.
Vmn- f!htr tha nartv ml. ts, .Tnlinom.l1
While iicully was speaking Timothy Har
rington appeared on tne scene, aud re
ceived i m enthusiastic welcome. He made
SI1MM I ill which h said that kia r.l.
leagues in America were led astray by
wessag m received iroin una side, which
trave a listorted imnresHinn nf th .li.
tion. 1 "arnell also spoke. lie said that
lint opiwnents bad elected an amiable,
good In arted sonl as their leader McCar
thy W! IO would fitrure well at a ten tux-rv
but wh cut a ridiculous figure aa the
leader c f a political party.
lUlkeany WiU Not Settle It.
He sa id he had faith in Kilkenny's deci
sion, bt t if the result was unfavorable be
would sot be downheaeted, but wonld
hold aliift the flair nntil vrvrnnBt.iin.
encyin Ireland bad spoken. He spoke to
a targe meeting nere last nignt, and in the
course 1 4 bis remarks said:- "Unlike tbe
jackdavr Davitt, 1 was not a physical
force m tn in Itaw to desert in 18ML I did
not join the league in 1874 to leave it in
1888. - I did nut Join Pat Ford in 1886, and
Gladsto te in 1887."
Ratrlagton's Portentous Insinuation. .
In an interview immediately after his
arrival-Tom America Timothy Harring
ton said he was amased at certain of tbe
Healy it. for attacking Parnell from a
moral i tandnoint. . h
strong i de light on their morality which
"wuiu vtoiiisn tne puoiic.
. The .tntla Were Mighty Busy. Too.
Healy in a speech at Bally Boyll yester
day, dec tared that be could not accept tbe
pro posit on tbat there was no salvation for
Ireland oxcent in Praia Puraoii i ti..
Healyiu s fairly swarmed over the district
yesterday. Speeches were made at every
point, ai d they are confident of winning
the elect .on.
His Head; bo Much for Errand.
Dec 82. Argument before tho
Ing tbe case of Michael Eyraud
telle .Hompard. accused of having
I Toussnint Gouffe, was concluded
atternoou. The jury rendered a
' guilty as agatunt both defen
d the court sentenced Evraud to
the guillotiue aud Uabrielle Bom
weuty years imprisonment with
pard to i
r. ayrauu lias appealed to the
assation agaiust the sentence.
Sentenced to Death.
firi, Dec. 22. -Judge Sbroeder
ilea a motion lor a new trial for
-raig, tbe wife murderer con
the first degree, and sentenced
bim to bt
banned April 2.
nuts on the steamer Big Sandy
lag one a
iecooK into giving ttieui din
going up tbe Ohio near Uwens
t Saturday, using a revolver as a
. Tbey tried-, to get auoar ta
vben tbe cook opened Ure, I i
t& seriously wounuirjtwo c t-ociw-sj
DEMANDED HIS JAW
Uneasy Spirit : Startles
IT THOUGHT ITSELF BADLY USED,
And Objected to IMsaaesnborateat fa fh
Grave The Ktruag . Story That 'Mr.
Bettonhausea Will. Write Cp for a
Physical Research Society A Bead
Maa's Spook Calls, for a Missing Por
tion or His Anatomy Which Bo Con id
LTKK.Masa., Dec. S&VTbe city is talking
of the Bt range experience of George Betten
hausen, tbe cigar manufacturer on Monro
street.. Last week John Hays, iu crossing
the tracks at the Boston and Maine rail
road station, was ground to pieces under
the Portland express. So badly wero bis
remains mangled that pieces of bones were
found alongside tbe track for some dis
tance. Tbe spectators made haste to pick
these gory splinters np as relics.
The Lower daw Missing.
Tbe police raided the crowd aud recov
ered al! tbe pieces, save a piece ot tbe low
er jawbone containing five teeth. This, it
seems, bid been picked np by George Car
penter ,of tbe Boydeu house! Ue showed it
to Mr. Bettenhausen, who volunteered to
clean it, not knowing where it came from.
Tbe bone was placed in a box on tbe shelf
in the office to wait for Sunday, when be
would have time to attend to it.
Visited by a Stranger.
Saturday night, after the workmen bad
gone, Mr. Betienbausen remained in the
ofiice until 8 at work on his books. He
then tiegan to close up, and had fastened
all the doors but tbe side oue, at which he
stood, when the sound of a cough attracted
his attention to -his office. There In the
light sat a stranger in a chair, with a
slouch bat pulled down over his face. How
begot there startled Mr. Bettenhausen,
but be boldly asked "What do you wantr"
He Wanted That Bono.
In muffled tones the stranger replied:
"You bave on the shelf my jawbone. I
miss it considerably and would be obliged
If you have it buried with tbe remainder
of my body, or I can't be comfortable."
Mr. Bettenhausen was more than star
tled this time, but thinking it was a prac
tical joke he stepped to his safe, on v. bk-h
lay bis pistol, and jumped for tbe office
door. -The office bad only this one exit and
no one approached it, but when he stood
on the portal the figure was gone.
The Ghost to Uot His Own.
This was too much for the old gentle-
man. ne Hurriedly locked up, leaving bis
lights burning, and went home. The po
lice notified him that his office was all lit
up, but be said it was all right. Sunday
he return el Mr. Carpenter hi iione, saying
he had changed bis mind. The atorv wit
abroad, and later la the day tbe coroner
demanded the relic of Mr." Carpenter, who
gave it up. and It will be .lad in the
grave ol llays. Air. Bettenhausen will
write a full description of the affair for the
uostou Society for Physical Research by
FATE OF A SLANDERER.
Aa Assassin Kills Him as Bo Is Signing
DEXTER, Colo., Deo. 22. A special from
Salina says: John Irvine, a ranchman re
aiding a few miles from this place on the
Arkansas river, who has been circulating
a number of slanderous stories about cer
tain young ladies, was shot and instantly
killed Friday night by some unknown per
son. Irvine had recently circulated a story
to the effect that a young lady of tbis
place was intimate with a colored servant
who lives with tbe family of which she is
a member. A committee of citisens had
called upon Irvine at his home for the pur
pose of having him - sign a retraction. Ha
was just in tbe ,act, of affixing his signa
ture when he was fired upon through tbe
window, tbe ball passing through his
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Watterson celebrated
ineir suver weoiung at iuisvlue satur
uay nignt. x ney received x.ouu congratu
Tha Evolution. itMmw nwm.llul v
jets of water, made a trial trip at New
York Saturday and succeeded in covering
acveueeu anots an nour.
The unknown woman killed in the
Wheeling and Lake Erie wreck at Bolivar,
O., has been inden tided as Miss Betsey
Lindsey, of Fremont, O.
An army of locusts is moving across sev
eral districts of Victoria, New South
Wales, devouring everything in tee track.
They even cross large rivers.
Tbe will of Matthew Thomas, of Cincin
nati, gives the whole of his estate, valued
at $1,150,000, to the city for tbe benefit of
' There are 800.000 acres of late railway
lands in tha northern nart. nf U'i.nn.n
which will probably in ninety days be
luwwu open to Matters, i ne land Is said
to be very valuable.
Cbanncey M. Depew says that Mrs. De-
uu put. a veto upon nis oeing away
from home so mnnh. and tbat h. will k.m
to retire from tbe lead of the noble army
oi aiter dinner speakers.
A patent heater in a coach on the Chi
cago and Grand Trunk railway exploded
at Nicholas, Mich., baturday, aud badly
burned seven persons, besides destroying
the clothina of two families-
While dancing at Malcolm's ball, Minna.
a pons, ran. .1. ai. nmitn, a well-known so
ciety woman, auddenly turned palo aud
asked to be taken to a seat. Site was dead
in a moment. Heart disease.
Geortrta Allienet, mn iM bSm Gm.im.
Elect Gordon with a sharp stick because
uo nan nut yet joined tne AJlianca, as, it M
alleged, he promised to do in return for
farmers' votes in the legislature.
John and Horatio Durst and others, resi
dent of Texas, claim to be tbe heirs of
aO.OUO.OOO worth of property in Chicago.
The claim is made as heirs of the Iudian
chief who former! v ownod tbo land
During the fight between Pat Killen and
Dneeny at u-faut last week tbe latter
bit Killen twice, once in the breast and
once in the leg. Killen b threatened with
blood poisoning and Sbeehy is under sur
veillance. A truant nun of tho House of tha Good
Shepherd, Detroit, says the reason aba left
was that the tasks were too hard, and that
when tbey were not performed in time tha
delinquent was whipped with a "machine
strap." The inst itutiun denies tbe charge.
Hev. Peter Roberts, of Hyde Park, Pa.,
is in jail in default of $3,000 damaged
awarded by a jury for breach of promise.
He could have paid the damages, but re
fused on the ground that it wonld bave
been confession of guilt. He has started
a revival in jail and converted a number
ot the prisoners. .
Threatened Strlka of Switchman.
Chicauo, Dec 2. Railroad managers
are alarmed at the possibility of a serious
strike among western switchmen. Tbe
western roads were to have given an
answer Saturday to the demands of the
switchmen tbat all men, wherever em
ployed, be paid according to tbe Chicago
scale. At tbe request of railroad man
agers the roads were given nntil Tuesday
to consider. The switchmen say tbat aa
answer must be forthcoming on tbe date.
There are strong indications that if tbe
demand is refused there will be a general
strike of all switchmen between Chicago
and the Rocky mountains. -
A Model Sunday School Boy.
SfliiSQFiELD, Ills., Dec a. John Clark,
who was aentcuced in the Cook county
criminal court in ISttt for three years fo
burglary, was pardoned Saturday by tbe
governor, on account of his youth, good
behavior, aud sickuess. Young Clark,
While ou tbe way to Sunday school, was
persuaded by older boys to help steal
a few cigars from a small store in Chi
Seed Potatoes fur I re load.
LoNtw.V, Dec i The warship Sea
Horse has left Portsmouth with m large
quantity of seed potatoes for dtatributio
in tbe famine threatened districts of west
ern Ireland. Two more vessel will
speedily follow with similar cargoes.
-Tho Weather We May Kapoot.
WAsnnvoToit Crnr. Dec. ft The rbiv,,ioo
are tho weather indkatiuna for thirty -six bnurs
from 8 n. tn. veeterdAvr For lou-a. w.
sonsin. and Cppor fcUchiiraa Warmer fair, 1
wasuier; soutberly winds, roc IndWaev
t -or vstthor; westerly Mixta; : ' ou- e.
I -- r . -r: ara. r -a . I
decuiujuu 22, iuzo.
SUCCI'S REMARKABLE FEAT.
He Takes His First Xo risking Pood fa
Porty-Flve Days A Ssjaara Mfsl
New York, Dee. S3. Giovanni Sucd's
fast of forty -Ova day terminated Satur
day evening at 8:15 o'clock tn the presence
of an audience of about 400 persona. The
worst attack of gastric trouble that he had
during his fast occurred at b p. m., during
which his paia was so acuta that it was
feared he would collapse, but bis indom
itable will power carried him successfully
through. From 5 pm. until he took his
first cup ot cocoa at 8:15 his pain continued
to be more or less acute. When t he cocoa
was prepared Succi got off the lounge and
staggered to the table where the nourish
ing diet was placed. Tbe spectacle he pre
sented was truly pitiable. He looked like
a skeleton, and when he smiled it was
simply ghastly. When be sipped tbe co
coa there w as a burst of applause from tbe
Enlocbtod by George rraarte Train.
It was at first donbful whether be would
be able to retain the nourishment, but tbe
uncertainty soon panned away, and Sued
gradually resumed bis fornter buoyancy.
Then be appeared for tbe first time to be
able to realize tbat his fast was over, aod
his triumph was complete. At this point
Citlcen George Francis Train was struck
with a spasm of eloquence, and exalted
Succi and the presn to the skies. Succi
then, in a few words of broken English,
thanked everybody and mired to bod.
Many physicians were among those in at
tendance, and seemed much Interested.
A Mighty Void Filled I' p.
Slgnor Succi at an elaborate meal yes
terday with extraordinary relish. He oc
cupied two hours in consuming tbe food
placed before him and partook of it with a
seat tbat astonished those present. At tbe
conclusion of the meal Succi waa'navie
the recipient ot a handsome caue and a gold
toothpick. He left for Boston last nigbt,
where he is to exhibit as a mitsentu star. '
Succi's weight was not taken later t han
8:10 a. m. hatnrday, when he weighed
10t pounds. His weight when be began
the fast was UT.Vtf. He drank during his
fast twenty-one quarts of alkaline water
and ninety-one and a half quarts of Croton
water. Tb fast was undoubtedly an hon
A RUSH FOR LANO.
Trouble Over the Maa-ly Opened Conor
voir Tracts In Wisconsin.
Wal'siC, Wis., Dec. 23 Tbe throwing
open to settlers of tbe reservoir lands
caused a rush of would-be settlers to this
place that equalled tbe celebrated Okla
homa rush. Friday and Saturday there
were indications of a riot among tb men
who wanted to be first at the registry office
and tba light guard was called out
to keep tbe crowd back. Saturday
claim filing began and went on all day.
The town is so full of claimants that ho
tels were overflowed.. A long line of peo
ple formed Saturday reaching away nut
into the street, among those iu line being
several women, aod the register was kept
very busy all day.
fMtuatlors V) III t.lvr Trouble.
A telegram from Lau Claire says that
information comes from Ha 5-ward and
other points north that nearly every valu
able tract ot reservoir laud In tbe dis
trict has been occupied by squatters. In a
few days they will come down to the land
office to make entry. Tbe ap
plications will of course be rejected
in all cases where entry has al
ready been made at the office here, and
appeals will be taken. In one case a Saw
yer county man. wii h a large family, has
lived on a forty-acre tract of reservoir land
for four years, and bas put $1,500 in im
provements. One of bis neighbors in the
scramble here Saturday filed 00 the land
and will attempt to take potuieasiou.
AN AGED MAN'S HORRIBLE CRIME.
Ho First Chokes His Wife to Death ai-d
Then Cots His Own, Throat.
Chicago, Dec. 22. Henry Christiansen,
residing at 7,106 Drexel boulevard. Grand
Crossing, choked his aged wife tn death
and then cut hut own throat Sulurday
night. Owing to the isolation of the spot
the tragedy was unknown until yesterday
morning. He and his wife have been liv
ing for some time with their daughter and
son-in-law, aud Saturday tbe young couple.
came to the city to do some shopping They
returned at midnight and retired without
going to the bedroom of the old people,
thiuking tbat they were sound asleep.
The Daughter's Ghastly Discovery.
When Mrs. Nelson went to awaken her
parents next morning she saw ber father's
face and breast covered with blood.
Christiansen was still alive. She attempt
ed to awaken Mrs. Christiansen, only to
find her dead. Her face was discolored
and the red marks on ber throat indicated
tbat she had been strangled. A razor was
on tbe floor. Christiansen, when asked if
he bad killed his wife, answered affirma
tively, and by a motion of his bamla indi
cated the way he had committed tbe
double crime. The dying man was taken
to the hospital. There seems to be no mo
tive for tb crime.
The Lettors That Came to Chllds.
Philadelphia!, Dee. sa -Col. Richard
M. Muckle, business manager ot Tbe Pub
lic Ledger, called npon Register of Wills
Grata Saturday and handed over to him
two letters, which had been forwarded to
Mr. George W. Chi his. Both Utters were
peculiai ly constructed, tbe messasrn be
ing made up entirely of letters f the al
phabet cut from differeut newspapers aud
put together to form a word wii bout re
gard to the size or character of type used.
Both announced the remittance of fl.ti'sj
which tbe writer said waa due Pennsyl
vania as Inheritance tax. Tbe mcmey was
turned over to tbe autboritiea.
Illinois Central Shops Baraed.
CllICAOO, Dec 22. -The paint ami repair
shops of tbe Illinois Central railroad at
tbe corner of Twenty-fifth street and Somh
Park avenue, furnished inaieri d for the
hottest fire last night filler Sweuie aud
bia men have bad to Until in many a day.
The shops, big frame struct ores, standing
close together, extended nearly .Vi feet
south from Twenty-fifth street, aud tbe
0au-.ee ran through the 111 ruj.idlr. Tbey
were entirely destroyed at a loss or flm.
900 including lite cars burned The lire
throws 'AiO meu out of work.
While the Germans were liying siee tc
Paris about twenty years ago M. Thiers
came out of the city to consult with Bis
marck about tb proposed capitulation.
Of cocree It was the Frenchman's duty to
present a cheerful front and to seek to con
vey the Impression that things were not in
so desperate a condition in Paris aa tbe bo
siegers might suppose. On the other band,
Bismarck was pretty well eatLslied tbat tbe
besieged Parisians were being starved out.
but of course be intimated bo such thing
In ths presence of M. Thiers. But after
the conference Bismarck invitod M. Thiers
to dinner, and the Frenchman only toe
gayly accepted tbe invitation.
Then it was that tbe wily German no
ticed that M. Tylers at voraciously of tbe
vegetables and brisids, rejected tbe canned
and pickled foods, and partook with seem
ing avidity of tb fresh meat. This con
firmed Blamark's suspicions Pari WM
otervtng. After M. Thiers went back Into
the city there was found in the lavatory
adjoining tbe apartment assigned to him at
Bismarck's headquarters part of a Paris
newspaper, and from certain Items in this
bit of newspaper It was learned that the
condition of things In Paris was even nor
desperate than bad been supposed. Eugene
"Field is Chicago News.
Wooden Wen. you can say what yot
choose, I don't like Sneaker.
, Edgely Why, he's a very Cue foDow,
polite and accouunodating.
Wooden Yes, he's polite enough, no
doubt, to yonr face, but he's oue ot those
(allows who will cut roar throat behind
vonr rack. Boston Courier.
A new idea embraced In JCiv's Cream
Catarrh is cartd by ceasing and kealinc.
ot by drying op. It is not s liquid or
snaS, bat Is ly applied iato to sos-
trus. 111 ezect it magical and a tborouirh
mtBMnt will ours tb worst eat aa.
IE. Jt. Parm enter, auoraev as mw.
Uake co'Jactiona. loans snnatev sad will
attend to ut lral btasipsss i trusted to
4 - V - - - MjO
Children's SaiU from 1 up to $2.
... Boys Snits from & up to flO.
Mens' Suits from fc) up to t23
WE HAVE THE CHEAPEST AND BEST
.flT" mTTT1aT .
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Convince Yourself by calling oa
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( Pocket Cutlery. )
Ws have I Table Cutlery. . J
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Many u?efal articles for tbe
Full line of mechanics' tools
AT CARS E & CO.S',
, Largeat Vanety
a iru-nt r,l. .LJ . J -.,.1 m . MMMMannmaaaaaaaaaMa
a nromincnt nhvaa-i.e ai .m
surgeon la eastern Iowa was ralkd aws
from home for a few day. baring his
absence on of tb children contracted a
severe cold, and hi wife bought a bottir
of Chamberlain's Couch lientedy for it
Tbey were so much pleased with U
remedy tbat they afterwards need sev
eral bottles at various limt a. II ail
from experience with l he regarded u aa
the eaost reliable prrparsiioa ia as for
culda, sad tbat It cam Ut rarest of be.
leg s specific of any medicin b bad
ever see. For sale by liana A Bsha
aUia kte lb Lku
Th anas, who tells yosj con6le.
lially just what will care your cohl is
prescribing Kemp's XieJsam this year. Ia
tb preparaUoa of this remerkaU medi
cin for coughs and colds no expense is
spared to combine only the beet and
purest ingredients. I1..U bottle of
Kemp s iislsam to th light and look
through it; Botit bright dear look;
then compare wiik other rrmetlira. Pnos
60c and$ I.
Is tb pursuit of th gool things Ot
'bis world w aallcipet too muck; we
sat out tbe heart and tweelaew of world
Ij pleasures by delightful forethought of
tbem. The results obtained from th as
3f Dr. Jones' lied Clover Tonic far eaceed
lllclaima. It cure dyspepsia, and all
Mooaach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is s perfect tonic, appetiser,
blood purifier, s sure cor for agac and
Sbmhtfial dmeasaa. Prior, 60 oral, of
tce c:u:e savi::s uzi
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MOLINE. - ILLS.
Opes osTIt rrani t A. M. e I P. If .. see ea Tees
aay aed balerdar Bvralsae frsei t le
Interest allowed t Decpoaiu at th rat
.of 4 per OeeL per Anaum.
Depoeits reoeired la amount of
tl sad Upward.
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In all atjle
Snow Shovels fnr Rn nrrr
Shovels for Coal.
Shovels for PoHticians.
house that are suitable for Xmas
and bnil Jers' Lardtrare.
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There Will Be
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stock af roods. ..a tlr.7 rV,K l" t-
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Basts Basear Cooking sad Beating Stores aad the Oeaeec Cooking fUoeea.
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Tb most utesalf lis of Holidsj Goods cca.rJrii.f
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