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Tuksdst. December 23 18S0
IN DEFENSE OF HOLMES.
Twst'-lrac Paper rnlH Ike Krtir
faetttrert Hallway Manaurr What
5. Ha baa Deae for a Grrat City. '
Anent tba fact that number of paper
In Chicago and elsewhere have been of
late abuiing C. B. Holme, tbe projector
of our present consolidated street railway
system, tba following expressive of
different views oa tbe purl of two Other
Cblcaee dallies wIU be read with interest.
Tbe Iltrald in commenting on the situa
, , Whatever the outcome may be there la
little doubt that C. B. Holmes will be
compelled to step out. Torre will be no
straggle for bis retention. If there is a
-bt at all It will he for tbe future con
trol of tbe road, Aito tbo charge tbst
Mr. Holmes bs mUmtnaerd the affairs
of the corporation It is bcinii pointed out
that for the eighteen years he has been
. connected willi tbe company it hs pros
pered eicwdioglr, and It extension and
growth baabt-en almost phenomenal. Its
facilities, the acormiitiona and the
general treatment of ptlrons have bet-u
far ahead of, the north, and west aide
street .. car comtanie4. Everything
that could conduce to the com
fort of pasHengi-n hs been freely
given. When Mr. Holmes to k the
superlnterdenrv of tbe company tbtre
were teuty-twn and one-bttif tulles of
track, siity bob-tail cars with fare boxej
Instead of conductor.'', ami 5D0 homes.
To-ilay there are lQll mil 's of track. 1 ,
801 cars and 200 undiir construction. 3.
500 horses, three vorr houaei ami entiles
doing tbe work of (1,000 linrfea. t During
bla management twelve cross town lines
Have been constructed on which transfers
are Kirro. In 1840 Mr. ilolmes con
ceived tbe idea of Introducing lhclle
system." and In January, 1881. bin plsns
were carried out on Bute street. The
Cottage Grove and Wabash avenue cable
was b-tfun undei bis direction in Decem
ber. 1982. Tbe trucks on both lines then
extended only to Thirty-ninth street, but
In 1880 they were ltid on State street to
Hlxty-lbird street, nod in 18N7 on Cottage
(irove avenue to Sixty-aevenih and Jack
sou Park, making now thirty-seven mlii s
of cable road. The system of heating
the cars wsa lutroduceil in 1885 and lias
been In succet.lul opt ration ever since.
In 1873 tbe company carried an average
of 82,000 passengers a day. In 1890 it
carries 200.000 daily.
And tbe Arret remarks:
Where In the entire country his a cable
service reached suru a stage of perfec
tion as the ooe in this city under Mr.
Holmes' management? If "one man
power" such as Mr. Holmes has exercised
re. ults in furnishing the very best trans
portation service in the city, and tbe best
to' the country of Its kind, tba public
wilt be loath to see that power curtailed.
It has a very vivid realization of the
effects of "one-tnan . power" of a tota'.ly
different kind. Nor wlil it cesse to hops
that the cable lines of tbe north and wen
sides may in time approach the perfec
tion of the system tbat ia.a public tribute
to Mr. Holme's energy, public-spirit and
executive capacity. . "
THE CHANNEL'S CHANGE.
' Maw ike Urea River haM Mhlfied Ita
C'eurse at Barlimctea Mnrprlolns
For years one of the- worst points on
the entire upper river has been found in
tbe vicinity cf Burlington, and last sum
mer the trouble became so much -of a
menace to navigation tbat the river bus
provement engineers took bold of it and
attempted a removal 6f the bar by means
of a deflected current, placing a wing
dam where it would throw the current of
the river against tbe obstruction and cul
it oat. This dam seems to be making
trouble there. There has been some
thing of an ice gorge above the C. B, &
Q- bridge there and tome damage baa
been dune, bat the most serious thing is
seen In the fact that the current of tbe
river does not run as it formerly did. but
is now trending in such a direction as to
make it almost a certainty tbat tbe chan
nel will be greatly altered. At a point
some distance above tbe city the water is
sharply deflected from tbe Illinois
shore to that on the Iowa side, then
follows along tbe river front of tbe
city till past tbe levee and about a half
a mile above the bridge. There
it slows and scat en. (Irons the sand it
has been carrying, and slides slowly un
der tbe bridge. The channel that has
been followed by the steamers for many
jvmi m umm wciu now iue iuwi aiue, as near
It as the channel here is near tho Island
bore. This channel is just the spot
where tbe fickle current is depositing iu
burden of silt, and It seems probably tbat
the channel will be filled up and tbe draw
The C,. B & Q is building a new bridge
there, and it is a question if tbe draw to
be construoted in it will not be a place
entirely different from the place it occu
pies in tho present bridge. Whatever
tbe outcome may be, rivermcn are unani
mous in tbe opinion that surprising Changs
a have taken place in the channel there
abouts since the close of navigation, and
are still going on. They generally attri
bute the freak of the big stesm to the
wing dams butt by the government, and
now say that the last wing dam built off
the foot of Otter Island during tbe past
season is reponsible for the pr&nks now
be ng played by the chancel.
It wouldn't take much of a frost to nip
Mayor McConochie's littlu boom let for
renomination next spring. There are
signs of revolt all along tbe line, but the
most serious break Is tbreatentd in bis
own ward where some of the prominent
braves have their scalping knives out in
process of sharpening.
Tax republicans of Rock (land have
undoubtedly determine! to stand by tbe
Kaasans. Mr., 8. J.fcoUius has been
elevated to tbe chairmanship of tbe re
publican city committee. His eligibility,
however, is unquestioned.
. Sous of tbe best dinners in Washing
ton last year wore given by Represent
tlve Flower, of New York. He dined
nearly ever; member of congress, and
the result has been a great .boom to his
popularity. . r,
Cosass will not adjouin over the
holidays, it is announced. Are the states
man afraid their annual passes will not
be re issued in time for tbe return trip?
Box Pavm . ikurrylng around Bock
Island and Henry counties after tbat pre-
A Scheme to Take the Negro
Out of Politics.
SOUTHERN SENATORS TALK IT OVER
liiitler or South Carolina to Offer a Joint
. Kcsolatliin ltepealin tba Fifteenth.
Ainenilment Vonrhees Has a Go at the
Flrellou Bill and president Harrison
A Supreme Cuurt Decision Which It
flood for the Mormons Miscellaneous
Washington- Citv, Dec. 23. Tbo Post
publishes the view of a number of south
ern congressmen on a proposition which it
any Senator Butler will bring forward in
the senate before tbe debate on tbe elec
tions bill closes for a joint resolution de
priving the negro of his right to vote, and
at the same 'time reducing relatively
southern representation in congress. But
ler H reported as saying that he will dare
Republican senators to vote for the meas
ure, which, he declares, would receive bis
Pnjfli IVonld Jump at the Chance. :
Ptigh declares emphatically that tbe
south would not hesitate one moment to
Bive up any representation based on the
negro vote if by so doing it could forever
eliminate the negro na a political entity.
This, the senntor thinks, is the universal
sentiment of the southern people and this
he thinks could be done by repealing the
fifteenth amendment to the constitution
and relegating the powers back to tbe
stittcs again as it tnu before the adoption
of thut amendment.
Vance Shies nt the Idea.
Vance Is not so favorable to the proposi
tion. He snys that tho whites are numer
ically the ctrouger in the Old North State;
that the races are living peacefully to
gether, and that the whites have nothing
to gain by abridging the negro's right of
suffrage. As an abstract proposition, be Is
opposed to it. The result would be to in-Jer-t
into our body politic a large class of
ciii.'.en.s who can neither vote nor be voted
for. They would constitute an element of
political n well as social pariahs. They
would be an inrultus upon our material
prosperity. They would have nothlugto
appeal to their twtter instinct.
The Qnestlon Now in Solution.
They would lose their manhood. They
would be without reponsibility, and, as
such, a dangerous element in thecoinruun
itr. Tho south, Senntor Vance says, is
gradually working out thi9 race problem
to a happy solution. A few years more
and it will be solved completely. As the
uegro acquires property he becomes a bet
ter citizen. His interest is identical with
the white ni:in, and with this community
of interest he is qyite as de-tirous of good
govern men t as his white neighbor is.
Views of Mississippi Statesmen.
Representative Stoclcdale of Mississippi
says thut he would be glad to see the ne
gro question tuken out of politics in the
south, even if this resulted in his losing
his sent in congress. Representative Catch
logs of the same state said that to elimin
ate the negro and accept the reduced rep
resentation would be a happy solution of
a vexing problem. Public sentiment In
Mississippi, so far as be was acquainted
w it h it, was in favor of this solution. He
does not believe that the Republicans will
ever adopt such a resolution as Butler pro
poses to offer, tiecause it would result in
the political ruin of their party.
Oatcs Ta Iks of Gerrymandering.
Dates of Alabama says two-thirds of the
south are in fuvor of reduced representa
tion in congress and the electoral college
if, on the other hand, the tero population
is taken out of the apportionment calcula
tion. ' He' denies the Republican claim to
twenty or twenty-five districts from the
south, but is willing to 'concede them
seven or eight. He acknowledge that the
Democratic legislatures in Alabama and
Sout h Carolina gerrymandered the states so
that all tho black counties were thrown
Into one district iu each state, but aays
that gerrymandering is practiced by both
parties in the north without criticism.
How Mills Lank at tha M.,tA "i r
lilU say that the question does not
concern him personally, as there are only
70,oui negroes in his fctaUs. But be says
that the Republican party will never con
sent to disf ranchise the negro, even though
he southern representation was decreased
thereby. If the colored vote was elimi
nated, Xew York, Pennsylvania. Ohio-
Illinois. Indiana, Iowa and other states
would be Democratic for the simple rea
son thut the Republican majority in those
states is less than the colored vote. Mich
igan, Connecticut and Massachusetts
would also be doubtful Republican states.
VOORHEES ON THE "FORCE" BILL.
The Indiana Senator Takes a Whack at
Washington- Citv, Dec. 23. Voorbeeg
was the Democratic speaker yesterday in
the senate against the force bilL He
spoke at gTeat kngth. The opening part
of bis speech consisted of a rri
President Harrison for that portion of his
message to congress urging tbe passage of
the election bill. If Mr. Harrison, hrsaid,
should undertake to nut on tha stnira "a
school for liyjsuerlsy," he could not do bet
ter than annuitize that portion of his
message that related to fair and honest
elections. The rank corruption of the
presidential election ot 1888 was resting,
folded away in "blocks of five," and was
still fresh and carefully preserved in tbe
minds of tiie American people. He then
read The Xew York World's charge that a
plan hud been broached in 1838 to colonize
negroes in Indiana, West Virginia, and
Connecticut, ami that Treasurer Huston
had indorsed it and promised to recom
mend it to the president.
A Oeueral Arraignment.
The bill now before the senate, he said,
which was made an administration meas
ure, would take control (by force if neces
sary) of the elections of every state. It
would do so in the northern and western
as well us in the southern states. It was
assumed in the provisions that the Amer
ican people (without regard to aectiou)
were l.ot suflicieiitlx intelligent, virtuous
or honest to be ent rusted with the great
and eurmil principles of home rule self
government. Benjamin Hanisou. he said,
had recorded his distrust of the people ot
all the states; nd the people on their part,
in nearly every commonwealth of the
Union, had, with unparalleled unanimity,
recorded their distrust of him und of his
The Negro In North Carolina.
Referring to tbe condition of colored
men a, the south, Voorhees read extracts
rnm testimony taken before n conires
s.ouul committee in .North Carolina, show
ing positively that there wa no discrimi
nation made ucainst the rnloral men In
that state; that many of them were pros-F-rrous
laud owners; that they hud the
une si hool advantages as the whites, and
til n t t h V wem lll.Pi.l- ntarfawMt wff-h f
J - - '.---. n ilu v
elections, but voted Uie Republican ticket
niiuuut. iiucriercnoe. -
Colored IToirress In the South.
He also read tha testimnnv nf cAe.nA
Republicans of Mississippi to the same
effect, and assented t hut, in every oue ot
tbe southern states negroes bad received
more and higher rtolittenl hnnnra than In -
all the northern states put together; and
that, in the ownership of real estate, in
the acquirement of property of every de-
ar-riDSianJ anil In tha hiuuMmn .ml MM A
r - , -- ... " jj ... . .iiu Htiu iu. ui
ready money, the colored people of the
. . u 1 I . . - .
wuiu Hve, ue sam, man tor man, in com
parison with the colored peoplo in-the
north beaten their tirtcthrn brethren tjn
times over in tbe-great struggle of life.
r SUPREME COURT DECISION.
Polygamy and Adultery Not Crimes
' Against tbe Wife. '
Wasuingtox Cmr, Dec .23. In the an
preme court of the United States Yester
day Justice Brewer announced tbe opinion
of tbe court In tbe cam of William EL Baa
sett against the United States, in which
tne court held that a wife's testimony
against ber husband while he is under
r , .
wuu iut polygamy is incompetent, Jjaa
sett was convicted on a charge of polygamy
in Utah ' in lfcSa. tha nrtnrinHl wirna
against him being his wife. The supreme
court of tbe territory affirmed the verdict,
and the cae was brought to the federal
supreme court on an appeal. - . - v
Reasoning of tlie Decision. '
In ita decision tha -n,i -t- BUM. MTV
kreelaor sutlers, but whether the crime
Mono against her. Polygamy and adul-
1 ... -- -----l..1i. lmilt
to the marital relation.but they are rather j
crimes against such relations than against j
the wife, and as the statute lander which
the man was convicted speaks of crimes
against her, it is simply an affirmation of
the old common law rale, . We conclude,
therefore, that under this statute the wife
was an incompetent witness against ber
The Banna Investigation. .'.
Wabhinotos City, Dec 23. The most
important witness yesterday before the
Raum special committee was J. D. Fer
guson, mational bank examiner, who
was asked by Cooper if in examining
banks in this city he had come across any
notes of Commissioner Raum indorsed by .
Pension Attorney lemon, Fergiuon re
fused to answer on tbe ground tbat his
duties were conBdential, and the admissi
bility of the question was postponed nntil
the arrival in the city of Chairman Mor
rill. Miss. J. Rousb, a clerk in the pen
sion office, said she had written one letter
on refrigerator business after office boors
and Miss A. C. Patton said she bad never
done anything ot tbe kind, nor did she
own any refrigerator stock.
. Sitting Ball Not Murdered.
Washisgton Citt, Dee. 23. The official
report of tbe killing of Sitting Bull has
been received, at the Indian bureau. It
discredits the report that Bull was killed
while everything was peaceful The old
chief bad been taken out of his schack,
when bis braves opened fire on the Indian
police. This began the fight, in the course
ot which Bull was killed. The report
warmly eulogizes the bravery and fidelity
ot the Indian police, and earnestly urges
that the living may be properly rewarded,
and the families of the dead taken care ot
A Bod In Pickle for the Ballwaya.
Washington Citt, Dec 23. Special
United States District Attorneys Aldricb,
ot Chicago, and Caldwell, ot Nebraska, are
in tbe city in consultation with Attorney
General Miller on business eouuected with
the institution of suits where none have
been begun, and with the further prosecu
tion ot suits where they have been insti
tuted, against the land grant railroads of
tbe west, to compel them to operate their
own telegraph lines in accordance with the
terms of the law ot ISSN.
Contracted for a Harbor DefriinVr.
WaSIirsoTov City, Dec. 23. Secretary
Tracy yesterday awarded the contract for
building' the Ainmen harbor defense ram
to the Bath Iron works, of Maine, at their
bid of iUS.',0tm. She will be like a big ci
gar, with very little of her deck above
water, and none of it more than six feet
above. She will be a powerful ram, and
is to run seventeen knots per hour.
The Day's Work la Congress.
Washington Citt. Dec. 23. The senate
devoted yesterday's session to the discus
sion of tbe federal election bilL .Higgin
made a long speech la support of the bill,
and Voorhees another long address in op
position to it. The house spent the day
up to adjurniueiit at 8:15 p. m. considering
matters pertaining to the District of Col
umbia. A CROOK FOR HIS MOTHER'S SAKE.
Ed Spear Bobs Three Banks to Save Bis
Toledo, O., Dec. 23. Ed H. Spear, a
prominent young broker, was arrested
yesterday for swindling tbe First National,
Merchants' National, and Ketcham Na
tional banks out of (1,000 each. He depos
ited t50 in each bank, saying be wished
to transfer his account from tbe Northern
National. Just before the banks closed
he drew three checks for $1,000 each on the
Northern National, and each of the other
three banks promptly cashed them. Spear
refuses to give anv information as to the
whereabouts of the money.
. Later The Crime Explained.
Late last night it was learned that im
mediately after cashing the checks Spear
went to a savings bank and lifted a loan
of his mother. He has sacrificed his rep
utation for bis mother's credit.
CLEVELAND PULL OF THUGS.
Assaults tw tVoaits So frequent Tbat
Tbey Go Armed Tbe Latest Case.
Cl.EVbi.-D, O., Dec 23. As Miss Mary
BlllsoD, daughter of m prominent citlcen
f Cleveland, was passing an alley almost
In the heart of the city at about dusk Son
day evening, a well-dressed man sprang
out' and attempted to drag ber into tbe
dark passageway. She screamed for help
after having torn the fellow's hands from
her throat, whereupon he dealt her a ter
rible blow and left her lying, face down
ward, In a puddle ot .water. . People who'
were attracted by the girl's cry saw th
fellow running for dear life, but his start
was so great tbat he could not be over
taken. Miss Billson wonld probably have
been drowned hod she been allowed to lie
in the water a minute longer.
Something New in Women's Fashions.
Assaults upon unprotected women, as
they have returned home from work, have
been so frequent in this city of late that
there is a concerted movement on the part
ot shop and factory girls to prepare theot
ielves for making vigorous defences of
their honor, and it is now quite fashiona
ble far Plpvplnnd wnrnan in carrv dairirera
and other life-destroying implements. The J
KVIU IU UC UUHUW IA KUUIU UJ JMV
The Casino skating rink, Chicago, was
destroyed by tire Monday. The loes is
Tbe Veterinary society, of Paris, li
about to try the Koch system for tubercu
losis in animals.
Rye, Colo., reports an epidemic of diph
theria, with five deaths, and the disease
ipreading rapidly. -
Five thousand dollars changed bands on
the result of a wrestle between Hugh
Leonard and Dennis Gallagher, at Buffa
lo, N. Y., Monday. Leonard won.
Succi, the faster, is now, with George
Francis Train, the star attraction at the
Nickelodeon, a dime museum at Boston.
Through Governor Flfer, Illinois has
tsked the World's fair people to give that
state eight acres of ground for Ita exhibit.
A very good counterfeit (3 gold piece is
In circulation. It differs from the genu
ine only in size and is worth intrinsically
Railroad travel in Scotland is almost
totally stopped by a strike. About 8,000
men have quit work, and 1,000 more are
pectd to go oat.
A steamer for South American waters
has been built in sections at Elizabeth, Pa.,
rod will be shipped in that condition and
put together ca arrival at Barranquilla. .
Gen. Miles telegraphs from Rapid City
3. D., to Gen. Schofleld at Washington
City that liO followers of Sitting Bull
have leeu captured. The rest ot the hoe
tiles in the neighborhood are expected to
A settler hi Victoria, B. C, named Ar
thur Teale, who has made coufortable
fortune by farming, has- Just been dis
covered to be the heir to a great estate in
Chancery, valued at r5,000,000 in cash and
135,000,000 in property.
The nineteen Italians indicted at New
Orleans for tbe murder of Chief of Police
Hennessey pleaded not guilty in the crimi
nal court in that city Monday. Motions
by their counsel to qm.sb the indictments
Were overruled by Judge Baker.
An attempt was made Saturday after
noon to sink th double-turreted monitor
Terror, at the Brooklyn navy yard. It
took hard work to save her. This incident
recalls tbe fact that several attempts of
this kind have been niade iu tbe past
twenty years, the perpetrators remaining
An enterprising crook who lives in Bui
timore has been making a living off con
gressmen by naming his Imaginary, chil
dren, alleged to have been born at ditTor
ent points in the country, after senator
and representatives, and then getting the
statesmen to buy tickets to a benefit per
formance fur himself.
Kenry McGowan and his wife, of Barre,
Vt,, both died of heart disease Friday,
Sunday they were buried, tbe husband
funeral taking place from the Universalis
and that ot the wife, from tbe Roman'
Catholic church. The same hearse was
used, -driving with the bodies from
one church to the other.. Both were
buried iu one tomb.
The Mayers of Hennessy. .
Net Oiuxaks, Dec 23 The nineteen
Italians . accused In the Hennessy case
pleaded not guilty In the criminal court
yesterday and filed a plea in bar on tbe
grounds: First, that the grand jury could
not have found the indictment in the short
time in which it did; eecond, that the al
lotment of the case was irnnrooerly made,
.Judge taker ovetrclrl boia mo.io"
THE! BOOK ISLAND
IN TEARFUL AGONY.
Five Men Borne to a Trenton,
, j ? N. J., Hospital, f - '
A LA BOMB'S DISASTK0U8 HASTE.
Iterates the Explosion of a White Hot
r-tader," Frlfbtfullr Burning- His
Feltt w-Workmen and Himself Ills
Owa Kjres Hnrned Out and Holes
Soon hw in All Their Bodies A Sick
enlnii ;"fcnell of Roasting; tleh Miracu
lous Escape of Others.
TkejtoJ, X; J., Dec. la Yesterday aft
ernoon au explosion occurred at the New
Jersey Steel and Iron works, fatally injur
ing fivi men, A large mass ot molten
metal, known as "cinder," bad been taken
from e ae of the furnaces to undergo tbe
process of cooling. This is done by dash
ing bu.-kets of water upon it after it ha
been vxpoeed to tbe air long enough to
somewhat abate tbe white beat at which
it emerges from tbe furnace. The man
in charge of the furnace determines tbe
proper time to apply the water and th
men it readiness wjth th buckets are re
quired to follow his order. -
l'nda's Fatal Thoughtlessness. --
Yeet Tday one of tbe helpers, Michael
Fuda, without waiting for tbe signal,
threw his bucket of water upon the "cin
der" a! most as soon as It was taken from
tbe ft mace. As the water struck th
huge t lass the intensely heated metal ex
ploded with a deafening report, hurling in
all directions lnrge pieces of iron, some ot
them 'reigning hundreds of pounds. Fuda
and hi i four companions, who were stand
ing around tho "cinder," were thrown to
the ground, covered with horrible wounds,
their t lothing and flesh burniug and emit
ting a sickening odor.
Burned Oat Both His Eyes.
Fud t, who stood a few feet nearer to the
cinder than the others, had bis eyes
burned completely out. In the back of
his ne k was burned a large hole, and sev
eral hi les were burned iu his body. Ja
cob Kress had his clothing almost entirely
burnwloff and was badly burned and man
gled a wut the lwly and limbs. George
Sintall had the flehh burned off many
parts ot his body, exposing the bones.
Micha d Soperip had a horrible gash cut in
his ab lomen by a flying- piece ot tbe hot
iron, nd his burns are so severe that tbe
physic ians have no hope ot his recovery.
Micha fl Gosulsa's burns were so numer
ous ax d serious as to render him almost
Devon I recognition. The injnred men
were -emoved to tbe hospital in terrible
Horrible Sight In the MI1L
At 11 o'clock last evening they were all
in a cj it ical condition and the chances ot
lecovt ry of any of them ara snialL The
rail mill, the scene of the explosion, pre
sentee a horrible sight. Great chunks ot
flesh i ropped from the bones of tbe man
gled and roasted men, filling the air with
a stift.ng odor, while the surroundings
bore t nndreds of traces of the force of th
flying pieces of metal. The escape of th
five men from instant death and of other
in the mill from injury is miraculous.
- VIEWS OF A SCHOOL MARM.
She T-Mehee tha Tonus Indian and Talks
XEV York, Dec 88. Mtse Grace How
arj, daughter of Joe Howard, tbe well
known newspaper man, has just returned
to N'e'V York from Crow Creek, S. D. She
saya t tint the Indian troubles can not fail
to be 'ettled very soon. The principal ob
stacle in tbe way ot an immediate settle
ment lies in the lower white element, with
whom is tha' responsibility of tbe whole
distui banc to an extent not generally
know i in tbe east These people welcome
troop, in the country for th reason that it
puts money.' Into circulatio-. Miss How
ard hue come east on her annual vacation
of thr-se months. . ' . '
'. Some Hints for Vnele Sam. . ,''
Mi 4 Howard condemns th government
policy of cutting down' rations without
giving; some equivalent in th 'Way- of
horses cattle or agricultural implements.
The e .tips have been so poor this year and
times so hard throughout tbe entire west
that e ven the white farmers have bad all
they i ould do to make living. Among
the Ii dians with their Inferior advantages
the gieatest distress prevails. The census,
she telleves, was taken with perfect fair
ness. Rations were issued for 7,000, while
the n rmber of Indians is nearer 5,000.
The Coffee Ration for a Week. '
But the rations are very smalL Lea
than a handful of coffee or sugar is issued
to eat h person weekly. Clothes, blankets,
etc., l ave been very late in coming this
year. Cold weather ha set in, and tbe
peopl i have not received their winter sup
plies. This very poverty stands in tbe way
of cot tinued hostilities. The Indians may
possil ily establish themselves in the Bad
Land t and make a short fight, but long
resist mce is out of the question,
1 ttle Bedskfns Are Good Pnplls.
Of her school and mission work Miss
Howsrd baa a great many interesting
thing! to say. The children are very bright,
and f. ir more industrious than their white
broth srs and sisters. They are quick at
their lessons, and out of school hours are
almot t always occupied with doll dress
making or something of the kind. The
boys'nre good mechanics and hard work
ers. The Indian, Mis Howard says, Is
more and more civilised every year, as th
ability to shift for himself increase. He
is a p tty good farmer, s far as bis lim
ited opportunities allow. Tbe Indian pony
does liot take kindly to farm work, and
better horses should be supplied by the
Bull's Death a Good Rid da nee.
The women are good housekeepers and
very devoted to church work. They
have rhcir sewing societies where it is safe
to suj pose they talk small ara-dnl a en
thusiiiKtically a in more cultured regions.
Miss Howard's school, at first a private
miasii m, is now an industrial institution,
with un ext ra teacher supplied by the gov
ern mi nt. Concerning the killing of Sit
ting Hull, Miss Howard any that while
he ran not help admiring jthe old war
rior' bravery, his death can result in
nothl ig but good. ,
J. Woman Whips Two Kaeeoons. "
Eog Harbor, X. J., Dec 23. Mrs. John
Poml ier, a prominent resident of Emily
ville, t small town about eight miles from
here, was attacked early Sunday morn
ing by a large raccoon, which sprang upon
her nd attempted to grab her by the
throat . The animal was forced off by tbe
youm; woman, who secured a club and
killed it. Mrs. Pomllier then proceeded to
the bt rn, which is some distance from tha
house , to feed the live stock, and when
returning to the house was attacked by
anothn- raccoon, -which sprang at her,
but a ter a bard fight she -succeeded in
klllin this animal also.
Failure at Chicago.
CHIOAGO, Dec. S3. Edward V. Dryden
& Ca carriage manufacturers, failed yes
terday. They made voluntary assign
ment In the county court to John C. En
der, v ho took possession at once. Dry
den & Co., have a large plant at 71 and TS
Tvin -X.seeond street., and amnlnv -a. 1m
-rf , -,- "J "- ..
number of men. Slowness of sales and
tac-1 1 reauy money to meet obligation
triTfvr tha aastemmant As ,h4nl.4
the a ets are 413,350 and th liabilities
: Sis Days' Tramp mt SU Loots.
ST. LAuis. Dec. S3. A six-da v.
please match, with fifteen starters, began
nere l au morning at l o'clock, at the '
tatori im. corner of Pine and Xi
street t, which measures seventeen lap to
the mde. The starters are: Hart, Noreraac,
-anurigm, Herty, riegelmao. Golden,
Moon, Buy (of London), Nolan (of Ire
land), Jloran, Cainpana, William Hawley,
D. Dsnn, William Frakes, J. B. Walsen.
The h at four are trota tit Louia.
-"H."."' A Bold Robber.
r At KEE, Wis.. Dec Si On Satur
ght at the Union depot a bold robber
ted a hand-bag, containing jewelry,
lie documents and negotiable papers,
in all $1,000, from Theo Millen
r. tha aoent of a Phim ,m m nil.
rfiy, and escaped with his booty. -
iiv TW e5Tt i atatmi: th
Itnent bas decided tojrreut Professr
l.OOO.OTO me 'tea for tc
i 'a 1 '
ue r -- - r
DOIXG GOOD W0KK.
Rev. Robrts Seems to Have
Found His Mission.
TAILED rOE BREACH OF PB0MISE,
He I'tilUes Ills Time by Convert in His
. Fellow-rrisoners The Jail I'aradlse
Slnre He Was Locke- Tp One Old
Tong-h Even Gives Vp Ills Tobacco A
. Brokon-Heartd Young Woman, but .
, Very Unrelenting.
Wn.KESB.Utn r., : Dec 23. Five
weeks ngo the Kev. 1'ctcr Roberts, pastor
of the Plymouth Congregational church
In Hyde Park, was committed to the Lack
awanna county jail in default of the pay
ment of $3,000 damages awarded by a jury
to Miss Anna Husaboe, who was the pros
ecutrix in a suit in which tbe minister
was the defendant, Roberts, while, a stu
dent at Vale, made love to Miss Husaboe
and promised thai, as soon as he was or
dained he would marry ber. ' He failed to
fulfill Lis promise. He secured the pastor
ate of the Hyde Far-'church and then
married another woman. "
His People Stand by Him.
Miss Husaboe brought suit with the re
sult stated. Tha minister had the money
to pay his fine, but ita payment wonld
have impoverished him." Mr. Kolierta
congregation believes that he is an Inno
cent man. It is believed that Roberta
would have paid the fine and remained
out of jail had it not been for his congre
gation. The payment ot the fine would
look like the confession of guilt, so argued
many ot the congregation. Daily large
numbers of Mrs. Roberts' friends ilock to
the jail to see him. The young ladies
bring flowers and tbe matrons nice fruit.
Mr. Roberts doe not wear tbe prison garb
and has access to tbe corridors. -He ha
two mouth more to serve.
A Power for Good In Jul- ,
The warden ' said: "The preacher has
made a paradise out of the jail. In fact,
t think the Lord has sent him here to con
vert the hardened sinners of this Jail. I
icn't think they would ever have lwen
converted it it had not been that he cam
among us. Why, bis very presence 1 a
power of good. It seems toave a mag-
net ic effect on all the prisoner. Before
the minister was incarcerated we bad
some pretty tough customers. They would
growl and corse because we had not a
French bill of fare. Xow yon can hear a
pin drop in tbe corridor."
His Method and Its Saecesa.
.The Rev. Roberts' great bobby is pa
tience. He daily prays that all the pris
oners may have patience uutil their day
of deliverance -comes. The first thing
Preacher Roberts does in the morning is
to say a prayer in-privacy. Then he eats
brehkfast. He then takes up bis Bible
and reads several chapters. Then he offers
some Christian advice to the other pris
oners. Oneoldsinnerwhohadnevrr known
what it was to pray now prays daily. lie
has also given up tbe use of tobacco, and
does not swear any more. He is learning
to read th Bible. "I feel better," he said,
Since the minister came here. He must
have prayed to some great power for me.
I feel an entirely different man. When I
go out rn the world now I believe I can be
have myself. God bless the Kev. Mr. Rob
Miss Uosahe. Is miles.
The keepers say they have no trouble at
ftU now with the prisoners. All ot them
are oil their good behavior aud trying
hard to see just how good they can t.
The Rev. Roberts believe that nil men
will be v ved who repent. The only thing
that - is troubling the preacher now
Is that ' he may be . put ' in - jail
again -a soon as his ti-nu expires.
Ml t Hnsaboe's counsel says t l,ree months
in jail will not liquidate a fine of t3,0ii.
Miss Husaboe is broken-hearted. She saya
she will keep the minister in jail as long
ss she can. " In addition to his labor as a
Christian missionary in jail Mr. Roberts
Bods time to edit The Blade, a weekly
newspaper. - ' ,
' GOBBLED THE MESSIAH.'
. . . .
A Not Harmless White -Crank TV he Has
- Caused Much Troable.
Pise Ridge aoekct, 8. D., IX-c 2a. The
agency enjoyed a veritable sensation yea-tardny-
The police arrested the Messiah
down in Red Cloud's camp. When .they
pulled tbe white blanket off tbey fonnd an
Intelligent but harmless crank, A. C. Hop
kins by name, from Nashua, la. . He
claimed that ha was here in the interest of
peace, and tbat he had come because tbe
Indians misinterpreted bis message.
His Mission Is Ended.
He wanted to go to tbe Bad Lands, but
Agent Royer changed tbe address to Chad
ron.sta rting him under an escort of police.
Some of the Indians were Indignant over
his arrest, while others laughed, and said
be was a crazy foot None of tbe chiefs
take any stock in bim, and Red Cloud
walked up to bim and said: "Yon go
home. Ton are no son ot God."
THE FIGHT IN KILKENNY.
Priests Work Hard at the Polls and
Every Time Against ParnelL .
Loxdox, Dec 21 Dispatches from Kil
kenny up to a lute hour last evening indi
cate that the events attending the election
yesterday were not so exciting as the beat
of the controversy leading up to tbe great
occasion gave reason to fear tbey would be.
A good deal of the surplus energy of tha
people was expended in actual work In
stead of talk and fight, which have here
tofore been in order. The most conspicu
ous feature of the day was the activity of
the priests, w ho all day long worked like
beavers, and kept up constant f nsillad
of exhortation, amounting to intimida
tion, against voting for ParnelL
A Contest May Result.
Considering the awe in which the mas
of the people bold tbe priesthood, there
seems to be a moral if not a legal basis
far the declaration of the Parnellites that
the result, if in . Hennessy'a favor, should
be questioned on the ground of Undue in
fluence. Parnell was intensely irritated
by tbe action ot the clergy, and stated
emphatically during the afternoon that h
would immediately file petition for
new election. The vote, however, was by
secret ballot and this may have modifiv
the power of the clergy.
Only One Little Shindy.
There was a large foVce of police and
military in the district in case of riot, and
the only serious disorder of tbe day was at
Castle Comer, where the fight was the
hottest on both sides. Here the miner ele
ment met Parnell in a threateningly
hostile fashion when he came to exhort his
supporters, and almost drove him out ot
town. They did, in fact, prevent bim
from speaking. On the whole the day
passed off far more satisfactorily than any
oue had dared to hope.
IlwMlhtWUlOe Right On.
Keither side will consent to regard th
result in Kilkenny as conclusive, which
ever way it goo. Crowds thronged th
street at' Kilkenny until long after mid
night, excitedly discussing the event of
the day end exprewsingopinions as to th
result of the election. " Everything waa
uncertaio, however, and a poll of th
crowds showed a wide variance of Judg
ment as to how tbe strength of the parties
was displayed nt the voting. The Loudon
Daily Kews clRims Hennessy's election by
800, which is 500 lea than the anii-Par-Dellite
claim has been, and Tba News is as
antt-Parnell aa "The Unsuppreeeible."
LTKEL A telegram Kilkenny aays that
Parnell bus conceded tha election ot Hen
nessy.. . -
Chicago Irish uport ParnelL
Chicago. Dec. 23 Five thousand Irish
American citizens assembled in Battery
D. last night, aud heartily indorsed Cbarlct
E Parnell as leader of Ue Irish Xatlonnl
party. The meeting was presided over by
State Senntor Joseph P. Mahoney. Speeches
were delivered by Lawn-nee Harmon, John
O. Fitsgib)Hins.'and Joon F. Finerty, and
resolution were .adopted setting forth
that "Parnell, wore than any living atnte
man, represent the views of th Irish
race on the question of Irish national self
government." - Xow Where's ParneU'a Gallantry.
Losdos, Dec SB. Sixty ladies of Cork
have signed an address fur presentation to
Parnell. condemning Mi court and asking.
In tbe name of Ireland's reputation fur
purity, that he retire from active public
"I I -" . v-i, r - - "
DECEMBER 23. lCCO.
TWO VICTIMS OF AN EAGLE,
Tba Kins of the Air Kills a Mother sad
Fatally Mangle Her Child. -Xtw
Von-, Dec 31 Th steamship
Aguan, from Nicaragua, reached port Sun
day, bringing news of a desperate battle be!
t ween a mother and fierce eagle, in which
the prize wa the woman's 4-year-old child.
The story was told by Bnena Guasa, who
was one of the passeogt'TS by tbe vesseL
Guasa lived in tbe canyon of Jalisco,
Mexico, where be hat a large cattle ranch.
He left there two wveks ago, and two day
before he started the battle occurred. On
of tlie farmers living in the canyon is
named Cuterir. His family consisted of
bis wife, a haudsnnie young woman, and
bis 4-year-old son Pcdra.
Swooped Down oa Its Prey.
While the mother was engaged is her
household duties on the day in question
the child managed to steal out Of tbe
house. She miseed him and ran out to see
where he was. A sight that almost froze
tbe blood in her veins greeted her eyea.
About ten feet from the bouse door where
she stood wast he child. A big eagle was
hovering not two feet above him. end be
fore the poor woman could collect her
thoughts it swooped down to get its prrf.
Mr. Outeris rushed madly to the eagle
and threw herself on his bark, grasping
his wings. '
11 roe Attack on the Mother. SCSI
The bird relinquished bis hold of th
child and made a fierce attack on tbe
woman, crushing in her skull. Icthen
grasped tbe child by the bark and bad as
cended about twenty feet In the air with
it burden, when Mr. Guterix came on tbe
scene. He was armed with gun and
taking In the situation at a glance, shot at
tbe eagle. His aim was good and he
brought him down at tbe first shot. The
mother died two days later. Tbe little
child was frightfully mangled by tbo claw
of tbe bird and was not expected to sur
vive. FAMILY ROW IN KENTUCKY.
It Results In th Wonadlng of I iv Per
sons, On a Woman.
Mt. Versos. Ky., Dec iX At Urush
Creek, nine miles east of this place, on
Friday evening, five persons were wound
ed in a general row. Jack Baker received
a ball in the left breast, ranging upward
and lodging under the shoulder-blade;
Andy Masou had bis wrist chattered from
a tui'., a son of Mason got a f arrow plowed
acroHs bis bead just over the left car, John
Anglin received a similar wound, and An
glin'a wife was shot in the back. How th
light came tip no one her has yet been
able to learn. All the articipnia are re
lated by marriage to each other.
Will Ktndy the restive Microbe.
New York, Dee, S3. The New Yttk
Bacteriological institute has Cled article
of incorporation which were approved by
Judge Andrew-, of the aupierre court.
The purposes of the institute are for, "tbe
study and gratuitous treatment of cont
giotis d;-aes, comprising a l'o-teur and
Koch department for the treatment of
hdnphliia aud tuh-rctiU
Wal-ar Killed Tketn Hotb.
BtoLVS.X. Y., Doc 23. John H.dor
an, aged 48 yeaiw. 'iO was aent to jail fsr
iutoxiration, and Thorn is F. Marshall, Z
years of a, n?eiiee. fnr tlie Mine of
fence, were found d-ad in their crlla vee
terday. AU-oholinm Is snpp sied to he tbe
cause of death.
A Wnas; ttnitijn I rot a to Itoatn,
ItAiTBVito. X. V., It tut Last
Wediiirlny ufu-ruoon Amelia 1-a Bom
par.!. II tears old, started to walk from
Wolf I'ond. Kraukliu couuuy, ahcruslie
had U-en vi-ltinc. to U?r home iu M .lone,
n::-t.inro .f foiutu-u mile She did lxt
arrive -it Milom-. and dilifi-nt wsnb
tail.il io invi-r ber win:rt':ibu:s until
yt i-r Uy afieniiKiii, when - her body mas
f Ol d almt ilirve mtlo. from Where she
si art,!, W hat ing been froeen to drath
' r' Explained:
Jack Why nre yon looking so sad? -Tom
1 saw Mand throwing sly gluice
fct I mtv to-nurhL . "
Jack Cheer tip.- It was Jonbtls for
you an meant utm, thong- 11a try got
them.' Woo lea never t-aa throw straight,
you know. Ilarper' Batar.
"' - .
Cnnldat Stand th Baekn
He Dili you use those neckties I gar
you to rnake the crazy quiltf ..
Sbe Yes. ' ,
He Can I ee ii?
-She I am sorry, but I had to giv it
away tp & eaf and dumb asylum.
Clothier and Furnisher.
"I wonder why it is that old violin
are more valuable than others?" said
"I don't know," replied D Eicoue,
"-nlees tiicy hare gotten out of order
so that nobody can play on them."
Maternal Devotion te Art.
Algernon (making a call) What are
those noise I bear. Miss Maud?
Miss Mand (whose mother is vindic
tively making a wholly unnece wiry rack
et in washing the dishes) It's dear
mamma. She dourly love to sort over
the bric-a-brac. Chicago Tribune.
After the Cans.
Attendant (to superintendent of foot
ball grounds in Siwinseld If you
pleaeo, sor, here are two arms end three
leps which have not yet been called for.
Superintendent Sad them to tbe
Talo boys. Lowell Citizen.
Very 1 -.
'Tin feclim; very ill -Tain, u x tor. Do
yon think I'm in: to dr
My dear lau-luin, corny ; .-.jrxlf.
That is the Ut thing in fue -. t- i i t oat is
goin to barmen to you." Li.-.
CHlCAna !". 21
l-'nUowius; were the quotatums tti the hnard
of t ratio to-day: Vbt-!'i t 1 uAr,
opened Plv. clo-d ttMj; January, av sd
!", cloned sii.-; Msy. u-m-d rkned
C ru Xo. S Dm-uitsT. o-si.l tc. rlswd
4Uc: Jannarv, in- il ilV, cad fc.-; May,
opened iP4'-. c-i.il M.V- t-ts-X- Da
cenibcr. ifn-wd 4t'i clnd 4'te; Jamnu-y.
0ened li-, clel May. oiwued ftc
eluavd Pork December. uped and
ckMrd S7; January, opened SKWTVi. closed
tw.KT,: May. opened HI Ui. rluw-d f l:i x Lr4
Jauuary, opened tJ ti, closed f-i.IJV.
Live stock Ibe I'ninn stjrk yards report
the Mlosrui: price: Hgs-Markt vpetw4
active aud nr. kciu rraUra, fl' " I- J '; routes
j-kin. rJ Ji ta to; mixed. r -5. beery
i kinK aud stitppiuir !:. f3 fc !SV.
Catte Native U f steers. JiiM.rS); cows
and bnU. fl 7.i: at. -kers and Iiol-rs,
t.Hr.ij WV blw-p S I w lair. r-r,?rr;
ln butter-TaiK-v separator. "5i;;
dairies, miest -fresh, lklc; par iag stock. V'H
lie: twase, 5.-lc. Ee Frh eaudlvd. km off.
Sic pr dot; ice boose stock. 1S1.-. I jre poul
try tadchena. Sc per lb ; turkeys. 72.4c; du. a,
feoc: Reeaa, Uii per do Potatosa-W-U
rose, eutc-c per be; red rose. TOio; Hob-no.
Peerleet. IM&eic: BurWks. e;30c
Sweet potatom Jerasya tt 3tA UO per bU:
UU-ois. J3.Ti. Applee-Cookra. tXOta
4.UU per bU; eating, li-( Auu; Miult,c)Mto
, Haw York.
' Kw Toaa. Dse, a.
Vheat-No. t red winter case, (l.tl.QUe;
do Decemtr. S1-V6; do Jannary, SLois,; oo
Uy, (1.V6H. Cora No. t mixed caU . AX
CA-c: do January, Olc; do ilsy, lu'-ic. .at
Qnlot: Ko. t mixvd cash. wir; Jann
ary. -fc; da May. iOHc. hye-NuotiMl.
liia-ley iiominsi Vmk yulot: atraa, rbttM
fcli -i fur new. ird-Qtnet; Jacary, f IU.
Live 6tok: rattlo-Tradioa- sotive oo all
Ki-aiVsa: pooroxt to bnt native steis. 1SS Lc4M
t I'M Ks; bulls and dry cows. Jii. . rbsep
and Lainbs aUct-p flrin: lambs weak and a
aliads lower: shoo). tt uuiOUjt KM laaiha
J-:ainJi. H -Urket tady; live bosm.
new Idea cmbrsoed in Z f$ Cream
CaUrrh to cured by classing and healing,
ot by drying op It to Mt a liquid or
snuff, but to easily appltod ito th ac.
tril. Its effect to magical and thorough
treatment will car th worst esse.
K. E. Parmenter, attorney at ' law.
Makes collections, loan money and wW
attend to any ief al busineu in trusted to
t'-i. OCa. Fcioi Uock. YjI
Children's Salts from $1 ap to li.
Boys Suits from $3 up to $10.
Men Raits from 3 up to $23.
: WE HAVE THE CHEAPEST MD BEST
CLOTHING IN THE WORLD!
Convince Yourself by callirg on
Robt. Erause the Pioneer Clothier.
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT, IA.
I Pocket CoUery.
W. War. T-bU Cutlery.
Maaj useful articles for lbs
Full line "of mechanics' tools
A. prominent pbysieiaa aadold army
sorgeo fa eattara Iowa wa railed svsf
from hooM for a fw day. Dorian hi
beac oa of lb ch II area ooatracled a
ever cold, and Ma wif bonxht a boul
of Ck-absrlala'a Cougfa Remedy for It
Tfcey wen to rnocn ple-sed wit th
remedy thst they afierw-rd used rv
era! bottle at virion times. D sail
from experience wit Jt, be regarded it as
the moat rellabl pnperaiioM la ns for
cold, and that it cam tba Bearcat of br
lf a specific of any medicine tg kad
m aea. For 1 by Urta dt Efe
Th snaa who tells yea eo&ftdea.
Ually just what will cur your cold to
prescrioinir, Kemp's Balsam thU year. I
th prep-ratio of tbU rsmarkabl medt
cia for eoagb and cold no cpes I
pared to combine only Ut bast ad
poreat InR-edknu. Hold a bolU of
Kemo's tuiaai . ik nt.. i w
IhMin.h t a . .! & . . . .
v a ... vuue utqi clear
tbea com par wltk otbex remcdiaa.
Me and 11.
Ia th pursuit of u (oo. t-l&g of
khis world w aatlcipat too mac.; w
at out lb heart aad twaetaea of world
ly pU-ture by delightful forUio-ft of
them. Ta raaolu obtained from Ua as
Vt Dr. Joaer Red Oorar Toaie far exceed
til claims. It ear dyspepaia. aad an
rtomac-, -Ter. kidney aad bladder
trouble. It is a perfect tonir, appetiser
mow punas-, mum em tor agae
Prio. M era la, of
the c:li:e savi::s bacx
. (C-arM7tbUctslarMl CUaoia.)
MOIalNE. r. H-LS.
Opsa tally fmn ( . M , to I F. M . s4 oaTaas
aaf an Satardsf Brsnlsaa frass f w
Iatereat allowed oa Oaapodu at Um rat
of 4 per Oat. par Aanoa.
Deposits reodred ia amounts of
CI cad Upward.
SCCaTT AlTD- ITASTAOM.
fc ! pn-arty Km TraaUes to mean.
Sfh ' tm tlis Sin. , -' - . V.w
- mmj i ns awn. au
- SMrrta a ii y. jucfe4 r ssarn I tow.
""" -f f. ra-uec. Ffasfaatt
i.'f Laaa, ft. hv. I
Wka J. Kas
Your Attention to His Immense
Snow Shovels fop-Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
house thit are uiubls for Xmas present.
and builders hardware.
Q-ttJLltfJD O-EIsTX-tSTQ- OP1
AT CARSE & CO.S
There Will Be no Pony Show
or ood old u cost or below coat at
- SOU ronrth Aveaoa.
lk t?L7. SL00-!.1 '""' i frwt e.,u, t-
to tbsa aay other place ia toa a.
H. SIEMON fc SON,
toves and Tinware,
:FUM-?S, 3-TJVTT.3, &C.
Baater Ba-aer Cookla aad IleaCnK Stove aad th Oraesee Cookler Stoer
-TIn,Xoppsr and Sheet Iron Work-.
1503 SECOND AXTL. ROCK iStijfD, ILl
TO The Frot Always.
Solid SUver and Plated 7are
OIH BE BK-JT AT
( reattoee D aster. )
kmrt) Carpet 8enrs. " 4
9aa la BMfe
-ft. at a-MMBrtcf 9;ttmi Aeri