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THE ROtm ISLA1TP AltGUB, OATUHDAY, DECEIlliEU 27. 1S5J0.
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moos -oramanimtwDt not notices.
DkcibIBKs 27, 1890.
1 Tn lio l bow afraid that Payne
; fefll b beaten by e Ull bant. Can'l the
- Union and Payne bompiehetid "that be ie
not In it at all."
I-"Sister Psyoe eiU realized bow su
premely ridiculous hi 1. making bimaelf
" V,ba PreMDt ,ime tblok be would
aw -iJk'.' to bis ru'ral home and slay
there uDthas4GQfliii)g legislature ad
Bn.L Patrk will umrlibtedly get tbe
majority of yotei cast al tbe spurious
election lo be conducted f tbe republi
can! rixl Tuesday, but tba!t will not se
cure lu a teat in the legialature by any
mnanV Tbe legialature la tbe aale judge
of tl leiuc ion and qualifications of it
own Vmbera, and tt should bo more
race ta his .bogus credential! than
i i "... t . . i i
J". ' oM conouctea a iiiiib election
Vie em n op In Zunna township.
4 -lest la ih Twenty-seventh.
MoBMOlTB. III.. Dec. 24. Prooeed
ok in tbe Taenty-eeventh aeratotUl
riittrlct election contest commenced in this
city to dtv. The defendants in the case
are reouhlican Senator-elect Perry Ander
sod and Representatives D.C. Graham and
C. V. Chandler. Tbe contestants are
their dimocraiio opponent. Tbe speel
Bcationa act forth that tbe republican
I ' tickets were not in the conformity witb
' th 1 M .11. n. k..11.f kn amit.l.n
' ilk-gal dlr diwret districts and other ir
regularities. Both aides are represented"
, -y able counsel and a large number of
'NaVitneaes have been snbpeened. StYeral
svMneiaea were examined todar in tefer
em to tbe printing and Btyle of the bals
lota. fi1ence was also elicited that in
OrahanVs district tbe ballot box bad been
opened wills balloting was in progress.
Beveral dtas will bo consumed in tbe in-
aVaiaie far Clerk.
McDonougfc county has a candidate for
clerk of the rVxt bouse of representative
of Illinois. Iris W. A.. Compton. of Ma
comb. Tbe Chicago Herald save of him:
"William A. Opmpton, a bright young
democratic Ian-yet or Macomb, announces
bimaelf an aspirant for the clerkship of
tbe bonne of repfrsentstivea. He bas
been an active po iticlan and is now
chairman of the Twenty-seventh district
senatorial committee and secretary of the
democratic county central committee. He
waa considerably t!t youngest d legate
to the democratic state convention of
1889. taking an active part In its deliber
lions, and seconding tbe nomination of
"Nick Bell for lieutenant governor In a
"brilliant speech. Ills qualifications for
libs place are unquestioned, and be bas
received nattering encouragement from
democratic legislators in various parts of
dev. Plfrr'a Serve.
By calling a special election in lhU, the
Twenty-first senatorial district of Illinois,
Gov, Fifer baa displayed a partisan spirit
and an offlciouanesa deserving pf tbe
severest criticism. Whether competent
or not to judge of an actual vacancy in
tbe quota of members from this district,
be was clearly unjustified in exercising
the right! inherent only in tbe legislature.
Even had Mr. Collins' election been un
questioned and admittedly legal, be could
aot have resigned, simply because be beld
, no office. None of the candidates voted
t the last election are yet members of
site legislature. This district is still rspre
4atfab,Dy Messrs. Hurst, Crawford and
FishcrTknd their terms do not expire nn
til January 1st, 1891. How, then, could
he reaign until he had something tangible
to resign f
Again Collins was confessedly ineligible.
which fact, together with tbe Illegality of
tbe ballots in bis special case, was tbe
cause of tbe abortive action, in the con
sumumatlon of which he and Gov. Fifer
are equal abettors. Here is where tbe
governor played the part of a petty con
spirator and assumed a grovelling atti
lude. Instead of refusing to be a party
to the plot to defeat the will of tbe people,
he essayed the rote of chief conspirator.
In order tocarry out the little scheme tt
was necessary for tbe governor to order
Collins' certificate to be issued to him at
once, while within a few days ago no
other member-elect in tbe whole state
had received bis ciedential of e lectio b.
How Is this for partisanship pure and
simpler Gov. Fifer has proved himself
a pretty good republican In this instance,
for It Is net every man who would so
stultify himself In order to gain a poli
"Long" Jones, chairman of tbe repub
can state central committee, caused
notices of contest to be served on four
democratic senators elect on Wednesday,
namely: Noonan, of the First district,
Arnold, of tbe Fifteenth, Caldwell, of the
Thirty-ninth, and Coppineer of tbe
Forty-first. It is asserted that tbe above
senators-elect are guilty of various lapses
in tbe election law, which invalidates
their seats. Of course tbe charges are
mil trumped up for effect, and no on
seriously thinks there is any ground for
contest in any of the cases cited. The
object of "Long" Jones and bis commit
tee is undoubtedly to brow-beat and
thwart tbe democratic majority in tbe
legislature in securing what by rights and
lustice belongs to it-a United States
senator. By contesting a few seats in
tbe senate, tbe republicans hope to com
pel the democrats to admit Ineligible and
illegally elected republicans in tbe bouse.
In other words tbey propose to reiort to
any method, no matter how displcable or
corrupt, to re-elect Millionaire Farwell to
tne United States senate.
The democrats should be In no wise
disconcerted by this coop d'etat of
"Long Jones." Every contest now in
angurated should be pushed to a success
ful issue. Collins, of this district, bas
deliberately admitted his ineligibility,
and Gov. Fifer has lowered tbe dignity
of his office and naurped his func
tional powers by calling a needless and
Irregular election. John A. Wilson, the
minority democratic candidate, received
Us third highest number of legally cast
ballots, and is clearly entitled to a seat.
McCrone, the ineligible republican from
Quincy, should also be deposed without
ceremony. This action would bs serving
notice on Jones, Farwell and other re
publican ringsters that toe Illinois dm
ocraU cannot be intimidated nortuU
dozed, and that LavingU majority on
joint ballot they Intend to elect Gen.
John M. Palmer to the . United States
LOST ALL HER HAIB
Painful Accident to a Laundry
HUE SO ALP A5D OXE EAB TORJT OIT
Saaaa Hope That Her Beaatiful Loeka
Mar Grow a. Agala SU 800 re Miner
la Peril froat Fire, bat All Bared
fatal Street Car Aeetdeat at Albany, X.
T. A Baaad-Hoaea Roof Falls la Vw
pleaaaat Trip Th rostra. Mlnaea polls
Boaeia Koooid af Diameters.
Xrw Yobk. Dee. ST. Mrs. Minnie Wilck.
tbe young and pretty wife of Herman
Wilck, who owns a steam lauudrv at
Twenty-third street and First avenue, mot
with a remarkable accident yesterday. She
superintends tbe laundry, and when abe
reached the plaee yesterday she noticed
that a window was down from tbe top.
ana sne got up to close it. The driving
abaft of the laundry . runs acroas the room
near tbe center, and one of tbe wheels
that turn wjtb it is close by the window.
A set screw, projecting a little, binds tbe
wheel to the shaft Mrs. Wilck sprang
lightly on tbe window sill, which was only
two feet from the floor, and closed the
Sealpad ta a Iaetaaa. .
In stepping down she threw her head
back slightly, and her hair touched the
projecting head of tbe screw. One turn
and the screw had a firm hold, and in
another moment tbe woman was standing;
on the floor scalped. Her soft, thick,
black hair which abe wore in a great coil
had been torn off entire, with the skin and
left ear. She did not faint, and after tbe
first scream abe did not otter a sound.
She hardly felt any pain. The shock was
too (rreat. She simply stood dazed, while
a little stream of blood trickled down her
A Chaaee for Car.
One of the women had stopped the ma
chinery immediately and had taken down
the scalp. This waa wrapped in a piece of
paper ana was taken to tbe hospital,
whither the poor woman bad been taken.
There was juat a chance, tbe physicians in
charge thought, of saving tbe hair by
graning me scalp on again; so after wash
Ing it in a warm solution he sewed it in
plaee. "Tbe woman will, in all probabil
ity, recover," he said, "but I am afraid the
scalp will not arrow on. It was half an
hour old wben I got it, and there was just
enough chance to make it worth trying.
The chances are that it will grow around
the line of suture and make the wound
smaller, but I fear that the greater part
8kla Grafting Ferhapa Neoeasarr.
"In that case it will form a line and
drop off, and we ahall bare to take a
piece of akin from another part of the
body and graft it there. That can easily
be done. If tbe scalp should grow on the
hair will continue to grow, but if we hare
to graft akin there the woman will lose
ber hair. At any rate, the scalp makes a
good dressing ror tne wound."
SIXTEEN MULES CREMATED.
A Goal Pit Pi re That Created aa Awful
Fear for Awhile.
PlTTBtmo, Dec 27. Fire in tbe mine of
tbe United Works Coke company yester
day cremated sixteen mules, and for a
time turned the vicinity of the shaft into
a pandemonium of wailing and shrieking
women and children, who thought that
their relatives were meeting the fate of
the mules. As it turned out, however,
the damage was all to the property of the
company, and no lives were lost. The fire
was caused by Stableman John Skrosa'
lamp setting fire to a barrel of oil. which
exploded. The burning oil scattered all
about tbe underground stable. Skroga
battled with the names, but without ef
fect, and barely gal nod the top of the
shaft when the flames followed him, set
ting fire to everything of an inflammable
A Terrible Apprehension Relieved.
There were 120 men at work in the burn'
ing mine. At the tirst alarm the entire
population of the village rushed to the
burning shaft and a babel of shrieking
voices tilled the air. Half an hour later a
hopeful cheer came from the door of an
air shaft a short distance away that
changed toe wauings ol the almost frantic
people into shouts of joy as tbey saw their
friends crawling out of tbe little hole in
the ground to a place of safety. All of the
miners were saved. Mine Master William
West had discovered the flames and Kiven
a timely warning to the workingmen who
were scattered over a radius nearly a mile
One Maa Nearly Killed bv Gas.
Mine Master West, amuring himself
that all bis men were safe, with a dozen
followers re-entered the mine and erected
a brattice, preventing tbe flames from
spreading in the beading. Charles Bowder.
the company's master mechanic, ventured
bsyong tbe lire limit and was overcome by
the gas. West dashed through tbe flames.
dragging uowaer oack to a place of safety
and resuscitated him. The company's
joss win reacn sva.uuu and months will
elapse before the works can be operated
Blew Oat One of HI Eye.
Emporia, Kan., Dec 27. By the ex
plosion of a flue in a steam-heater in the
dry goods house of George W. Newman &
Co. yesterday Nye Martin, a salesman.
had one eye destroyed, and was otherwise
seriously and possibly fatally injured. No
.material damage was dona to the build
ing or stock.
LUBRICATED BY THE SNOW.
Collisions of Street Cars One Maa Has
His Bead Split Opon.
Providence, R. 1., Dec 27. The violent
snow-storm which set in here yesterday
resulted in a bad accident on the Plain-
field street end of the Union railway. The
snow covered tbe tracks on a steep .grade
on that thoroughfare, and when a carwas
coming toward the city at 11 o'clock the
brakes failed to hold and the horses ran
down the hill toward the city. Another
car was turning into the switch at the
Junction crossing, and a collision could not
be avoided. Conductor Waterman cut bis
horses loose, and allowed them to escape
death in flight. The bones on too west
bound car were both ground nuder the
wheels and instantly killed. Waterman
waa thrown from bis car and his head
Caafht Between the Cars.
Conductor Atwood, of the west-bound
oar, waa caught between the colliding
can and an arm was broken. His other
injuries may be fatal Both cars were
wrecked. A lively panic among the pas
sengers resulted, but none was injured.
The suut oar from Dyer avenue went wiU.
on tbe same snow-covered grade and a
collision took place with an express team
at the New York and New Haven railroad
crossing and the car had its side torn out.
All traffic on the horse-car lines has been
suspended on account of the accident and
the storm. .
LOST IN A CITY SEWER.
Unpleasant Experience of a MinaeapoUa
Mikkgapolis, Minn., Dec 27. Gustav
Larson is employed by the city in the
sewer department. Yesterday in company
with two fellow workmen he proceeded to
Twenty-seventh street and Tyndale avenue
to make an inspection and clean the sewer
of a jam which seemed to exist. He en
tered the sewer alone, his two companions
remaining above the ground to give help
if necessary. The sewer at this point is
sixty-six Inches high. His companions
figured out that they would not be needed,
and walked off. Without a light Larson
lost his bearings and his shouts for assist
ance brought no answer.
Faana aa Exit at Lsft
Finally Larson gave up shouting and
endeavored vainly to find another manhole
out of which be eould orawL There were
plenty of tbem, but they were out of
reach. After walking nearly two hours
Larson noticed the passageway was grow
ing smaller, and this gave him hope.
Soon after he managed to find a manhole
that he could reach, and by tbe aid of the
ewer walls reached terra flrma in an ex
hausted condition. Tbe escape was made
at Fourth and Cedar avenue, and . about
three miles from the place of entrance.
Burled Under a BooC,
AiBAST, N. Y., Dec 27. Thai weight of
snow caused a section of tbe slataToof
of tbe old Central-Hudson round boose at
four locomotives and the men working
about tbem. Two men on top of one of
the locomotives escaped injury, while five
others below them were buried. When
dug out Engineer John Knapper, of
Home, was found to nave his right arm
broken, while Fireman Jo, n Bidder, of
this city, had a fractured shoulder. The
three otbers sustained no serious injury,
out were badly bruised and cut.
Killed His Boy by Aeetdent.
Johkstowx. Pa., Dec 87. John Frick
and his 7-year-old son, of this place, went
gunning Thursday morning, returning at
noon. Tbe . father undertook to remove
the load remaining in the gun. The
weapon was discharged, the ball entering
the boy's forehead, killing him instantly.
Thrown I'pon a Barb Wire Feaeev -
KuoxvnxK, la., Dec 27. Michael Wren,
an old and respected citizen living a Xew
miles west, of this city, was found lying
by a barbed wire fence Thursday so badly
cut and mnneled that he died in a few
hours. It is supposed that be waa thrown
by his horse.
Made One Trip Too Many.
Wetanwega, Wis., Dec. 27. After a
dance beld in Lawler's saloon building
in. Fremont fire broke out yesterday and
destroyed the place,r with two adjoining
buildings, while Orrin Eunis, in endeav
oring to rescue' goods, perished in tbe
FRENZIED BY RELIGION.
A German Woman Gives a Ghastly Illus
tration of the Crucifixion. -
Dublin, Dec 87. The village of Wat
tenheim, in Rhineland, is greatly excited
over a peculiar case of religious frenzy
that was seen there Thursday. Barbara
Pfeister, an unmarried woman, 23 yean
of age, horribly mutilated herself and
then appeared before a large number of
people who had assembled at her home to
participate in a religious ceremony. She
presented a frightful appearance, being
wounded in several places, from which tbe
blood oozed. : Her hands, feet and head
were gas'bed, presenting a ghastly appear
ance, and there were several wounds near
Exhibited Her Woands.
Standing before tbe terror-stricken as
sembly she exhibited her bleeding wounds
and claimed that they were a wonderful
example of the crucifixion of Christ. As
soon as the authorities heard ot it tbe
woman was immediately arrested and
taken to jail in order that the district
phj-Kician riiight have an opportunity of
mating an examination ot her. The
wonnds are on the inner and outer sides ot
her hands as well as ber wrists, and there
are small ones on ber feet.
The Supemtltioua Peasants.
There is a square cut on ber forehead.
and at the back of her head under the hair
there are several bleeding eruptions. The
woman, at the time she was arrested, was
surrounded by over a hundred peasants
who had crowded aronnd her taking
money and food to her. The gendarmes
who were sent to take her to the jail were
obliged to force their way to the bed with
drawn swords in order to pass through the
crowd or awe-etncken spectators.
PRIESTLY INFLUENCE IN IRELAND.
ItAlarm theLlhernls, bat the Vatican la
Lokdox, Dec 27. Liberal leaders are dis
quieted because of tbe feeling exhibited
among British nonconformists regarding
the interference of the priests in the Kil
kenny election. The ferment on tbe sub
ject seems to be likely to prove greater
than that excited by tbe conduct of Par
nell. GladHtoue himself is said to be
alarmed at it, and it is believed not im
probable that the bouse of commons will
unseat Sir John Pope Hennessy on ac
count ot undue clerical m Me nee.
To Be I t 11 lied by the Pope.
A dispatch from Rome says that
tbe purpose of the Vatican is to
use the levenure of clerical in
fluence in Ireland to compel the British
government to extend diplomatic recogni
tion to the holy see and that tbe pope is
earnestly desirous of securing such rec
ognition, as a further step toward pro
moting the restoration of the temporal
power. For this reason the pope is well
satisfied with the existing situation in
HE HAD THE RIGHT OF WAY.
Aa Illinois Farmer M ho Took the Short
est Konte to Chtcnco.
CniCAGo, Dec 27. The Rock Island ex
press train due in Chicago at 10:50 o'clock
yesterday morning was an hour late The
engineer had a dispute with a farmer
about the right of way, and an hour
passed before tbe argument was finished.
There was some strategy used by the
trainmen, for they chased the farmer into
the city and then had him arrested for
obstructing the railroad. Farmer John
Reardon left his cows and horses to take
care of themselves out in Will county
and started to drive to Chicago. He had
a good norse and a spring wagon.
A Train Close Behind.
At Washington Heights be stopped to
get a drink and inquire the shortest way to
tne center ol the city. He was told that
tne shortest route was along tbe Rock Isl
and track. Fanner Reardon took tbe
bint, and started bis horse ud the track.
He was only a few minutes ahead of the
sx press train. A long ribbon of curling
smote marked the course of the fast mail,
and Farmer Reardon glanced behind him
io see how far the express train was away,
A moment later the locomotive, covered
witn lowa frost, leaped into view.
Crans-er Has the First Laneh.
The engineer Bighted Farmer Reardon
nd set the air brake, at the same time
pulling open the whistle valve in a series
of wild shrieks. Nothing daunted the
farmer only laughed a hoarse chuckle, and
maae up faces at the engineer. He would
not move from the track. Tbe train hands
beld a consultation, and decided that
farmer Keardon was a bad man and prob
ably had a gnn. Tbe locomotive was ma
np until its nose touched tbe rear wheels
of the farmer's wagon, aud tbe slow pro
cession moved on toward South Engln-
Railway Will Chuckle Last.
At this point a dispatch was sent to
Capt. Horace Elliott, who, with a detach
ment of police, hurried to tbe rescue of the
fast express. Farmer Reardon, with his
wagon half full of shelled corn, was taken
into the Englewood police station. He
says he hnd the right of way and intended
to leave the track when he came to a good
HE CONDONED HER ERROR.
A Romance with Many Points of Dramat
St. Louis, Mo., Dec 27. A Christmas
marriage took place in this city which in
volved a three-year anarch for a missing
sweetheart. Four yean ago Louise Hill-
man, the daughter of German parents.
came to St. Louis from Jersey City, her
native town. She wan 18, of the blonde
type, and very pretty. She was engaged to
John Klepfield. . He was a waiter and she
was working as a domestic, her parents
being dead. Her lover was to follow in a
year, when the two would get married.
Klepflcld came to St. Louis before tbe year
was out, ber letters havir ceased. He
was told by tbe family with which Louise
had lived that she had disappeared.
A Farmer Lover's Dastard ly Kovensra.
A former lover had come to St. ixinis
and showed ber "proofs" of Kiepfield's
marriage. In ber reckless despair a he had
consented to marry the deceiver. A se
cret marriage was performed, which
month later her betrayer told her was
mock ceremony. Her earrings, which she
gave to her supposed husband, were gone
ano ne laugneu at ber and taunted her
with ber condition, and told her he did
It for revenge for being jilted. Driven to
desperation tbe ruined girL sooner than
seek her friends, entered a house of ill
repute. Klepfield, not knowing that aha
was in tne city, began a search. Working
at his trade, he visited Chicago, Cincin
nati, Pittsburg and New York, but with
Forv-lvea and Happily Wadded.
; A month ago he returned here, and be
gan worn, une night a week ago ho was
ailed to wait upon a couple in a private
room. . To his astonishment he found the
woman to be his long-eoneht swenthenrt.
She fainted, and on xecoverins .abed
from tbe place nnable to bear, as she
thought, the reproachful glance of her old
lover's eye. Klepfield started out in search
Afherand discovered her abode. He per-
iiuu irer givn Tip oer past lire and
SAM WAS JEALOUS.
Which . My . Accoun tfor ; ThU
SDISO TO t A (50,000 00330LES.
AChloogn -Barren ea tn Waloh a Fair
and Faseli ettaa- Woman. Bar Hnaband,
and a. Wealthy Allsfed Lothario Are
Badly brad -The "Merry Donee"
That the Haebaam Waa Led and Its
Oram Cat mslea Frisky nod Frolis
' some Dots (a. - '.f-
CmcAoo, ) fco. 27. -Samuel F. BirdaalL a
clerk in tat Chicago and Northwestern
railway offle , residing at 850 LaSalle are
ne, yesterdty brought suit against Joel
H. Norton, tbe LaSalla street banker
and real : estate man, for (50,000
damages f w alienating . the affec
tions ot his wifV Birdnll also brings
suit for div rce. The bill briefly recites
tbe story of BirdsaU's married life. They
were weddal Jan. 6 last, and lived in
good style al 390 LaSalle avenue. Birdsali
discovered that his wife had made ar
rangement to meat Norton and spend
Christmas a ternoon with him. The hus
band watch i and followed his wife until
she joined tt s banker. Then he shadowed
them to tbe St. Nicholas hotel on Wash
ington street. Ia his bill Bird sail make
tbe general allegation that his wife and
Morton had seen unduly intimate at other
times and pi aces, and he asks the court to
grant him a decree of divorce.
A Lit Jo to Lively for a Wife.
Pauline H istings was such a lively little
Grand Rap da (Mich.) girl that she was
placed in a c on vent several yean ago. She)
waa under Its peculiar influence until she
became Mrs BirdaalL But the school-girl
could impn ss but Uttle of the leaven of
meekness in jo the disposition of the dash
ing, merry I "auliue. Brimful of overflow
ing spirits tl girl lost none of them when
she married. ' Home-Urn was prosaic She
loved candy and flowers, sappers, parties.
noes, and tn 9 theatre. Shs had them. too.
and she wait with Boast allot ber ac
quaintance except her husband. "Why.
Sam couldn't be two weeks away from
me," she merrily exclaimed to a reporter
yesterday., xnea abe hesitated. "And
neither con Id I from him." Bnt she was
convinced tl at "Sam" bad sued for divorce
and then t he telegraphed to her mother
that she wa in trouble.
8ae Led Rim n bum.
This is th way Mrs. Birdsali explained
the trouble: . "Sam and I just had a little
quarrel. I wanted him to change the
matinee tick eta for evening tickets and be
wouldn't dt it. 1 said to myself: 'Old
boy, I'll fix you!' and went -down to tbe
theatre. Ju st as I waa crossing the bridge
I looked around and there was Sam fol
lowing me. That amused me and I just
thought if he wanted to follow me he
could and .i'a lead him a merry dance
juat for fn a. I went down to Mr. Nor
ton's office n La Salle street, and went
through thii block to the Washington
street entrance. He knew the way, too.
and was n etching me. I walked down
toward M re's livery stable. Mr. Nor
ton, who stood in the doorway, came
across the a avet. We had an engagement
a long time ago to go sleigh riding Christ-
A O tme of Hide and-Seok.
r our 01 1 s were going in a surrey, as
there was n. snow. I told Mr. Norton Sam
was watching us, and we dodged in a hall
way and ran up-staira, just for fun. I knew
be would folow us. 1 ran abend through
a dining-roc tn, or something, into a serv
ants' room, right where they were drain
ing. Mr. N ortou came right in, but then
went out and up a hallway. My husband
came up-stairs and met Norton. I s
him commit, and was laughing. 'Weill
said one of them. Well!' replied tbe
other. Anc: they just talked a little. Mr.
Norton west down-stairs. I rushed into a
closet and iveked out of tbe door, but my
nusband 101 tnd me. He wasn t mad at ail.
and we had a laugh over it. But the hud-
lord got ext ited."
Birdt nil Sold 'That's Klcht.
When Mr. Birdsali made his appearance)
he was atta d about his charge that his
wife bad bn unduly intimate with Nor
ton, and ret lied: "That'a right." But other
wise he was non-committal, while the dash
ing, fascinating little wife laughed, and
was awluu 1 jolly. "Why, 1 love re
she exclaim ed. "If I was hungry I would
buy a rose lefore I would a loaf of bread."
She - likes "innocent fun," she says,
and ' pro loses to have it. She
thinks it is all right to go - with
her gentlenian friends, as her husband is
not of a livi ly disposition. "Why, I'd go ii
I had four husbands," she impulsively ex
claimed with a laugh. "I'm studying
three or fm r hours every day," she rattled
on. "Whs it . Oh, I can't tell you. Why,
yon see, pe iple would say I was stage
struck if 1 did. But Sam ia so jealous.
That's wha :'s the matter."
A Good Jok on Harry.
The land lord of the St. Nicholas cor
roborates 1 in. Birdaall's story as far as
be could k now of the proceedings, and
perhaps "Sam" may be. wrong in
his suspicions. When a reportes
called to see Mr. Norton he was
"not at home." When the story of the
suit was j -elated to Mr. Norton's fellow
lodger, be rxclaimed:
"Well, tb 'a a good joke on Harry, but
he 'a able to stand it. Fifty thousand dol
lars won't hurt him."
BIG HAUL OF COUNTERFEITERS.
Twenty-Fan ir Italian Men and Women
Captnisd A bang-eroa Dollar.
PlTTSBURl, Pa., .Dec. 27. Seventeen
men and t o women were arrested Thurs
day night 1 nd locked np on the charge of
passing couiterfeit money. One thou
sand one 1 nndred dollars in silver, per
fect in eve 7 detail, the only fault being
light weigh was also captured by the of
ficers, who inade tbe raid at 523 Lincoln
avenne, Ea End. Ia this building the
entire part has been living since its ar
rival in the city ast week. Yesterday
uve other W en were arrested on suspicion
and t-ViO adi litkmal bogus silver captured.
Tbe United States officials say that the
money waa not made In Pittsburg. The
members of the gang so far captured are
all Italians. .
Wh re the Cine Was Fonnd.
From one of the prisoners tho detectives
ascertained that tho money was made ia
New York, and that similar gangs were
sent to otier cities to distribute the
money. Tt e prisoner could not tell what
cities were ling operated. The clue that
led to tbe discovery of the gang was
picked up hi a restaurant In Market alley
Thursday e 'enlng, where two Italians ac
companied by women, said to be their
wives, tend wed a light-weight dollar in
payment fo refreshments.
Abu doaed Farms In Maine.
Bostox, ; Dec 27. A Journal special
from Angoita, Me., says that Labor Com
missioner ; Matthews has completed the
eompilatios of abandoned farm statistics
In the stata and the results an exceeding
ly interaetii . The number of abandoned
farms repor led aggregate 8,310. Tha total
acreage of t bass farms is 2&4.514, and (hair
valuation fi t taxation is l,M8,76ft Tha
assessors do not, as a rule, give any rea
sons why tl tese farms warn abandoned.
He Fc 11 owed a stash XCx amnio.
Motnrt ItoiXT, N. J., Dec. 27. Gen.
Charles S. 3'aylor, a well-known citisea of
this place, t omndtted suicide by drowning
In tbe creek hern Wednesday nigh'; at the
Identical pt int where hia brother drowned
himself a y ar or mora ago. Tbe deceased
waa unniar lad and about S3 years old.
Oen Bptnnor Slowly Dying-.
Jacksost ru-E, Fla., Dec. 27. Gen.
Spinner - a is failed perceptibly since
Wednesday .' Cow long he must continue
to suffer c n not be foretold; fas is simply
dying slowly. r . -
Ct muted, at a Festival.
Makiox, . nd., Dec 87. While John Q.
-Thomas vn a acting as Santa Clans at ths
Second M. . church Christmas Eva hii
clothing toe k'flre from a gas jet and baton
it could be. ortioguiabad ha waa burned to
a crisp. j t :
While R r. William Chaka. of OmsK.1
was saying Bums at cbnrclt
vi 11 1
tered his si. J " - i r "
tr' '--ti'SW I ir ,
'i II M ix-
Gen. Francis A. Walker on Cur
PE0GLESS OF PSEUDO" SOCIALB-L
Immigration a Matter That Shonld
Looked after Prospects for Some Fan
In the Senate W hen the f oro Kale
Comas CP The Repnbltrkna Deter
mined to Fare the Fight nyors of
Texas Nominates Morrison for Presl
dent Lacy on the Finances.
Wasbtkgton City. Dec 27. -The fourth
annual meeting of the American Eco
nomic association was opened yesterday
afternoon at the Columbian university.
At the evening ' araaion Gen. Francis A.
Walker, president of the association, de
livered the annual address. It was de
voted to a survey of tbe most important
economio developments occurring within
the United States during tbe last two
years. The extraordinary growth of
pseudo-socialism under the name of na
tionalism he attributed to tbe fact that
the masses of the people, alike among tbe
more fortunate and . tbe lees fortunate
classes, have come toappreciatethesuprema
importance of industrial relations; but
have not yet learned by a careful study of
history and of the material conditions ot
human existence within what narrow lim
its exertions for the amelioration of man
kind must necessarily be comprised.
Tho Single Tax Theory.
All these reformers now so defiant of es
tablished economic principles, will sooner
or later become recruits of the economic
army. Meanwhile it is an immense gain
to have the whole nation at school in polit
ical economy. Regarding the apparent
growth ot the single tax party the speaker
expressed tbe opinion that economists
were coming to take the view that some
thing more of economic rent than the state
haa been accustomed to take eould ad
vantageously be brought into the treasury.
On tbe other hand, closer study of tbe sub
ject only brought greater conviction to
practical politicians of the utter hopeless
ness of the project in the face of the exist
The Qnestloa of Immigration.
Gen. Walker had this to say on tbe
matter of immigration: "Not only the
enormous increase of immigration, but
tbe manifestly lower character of the
recent coiners, especially those from
eastern Europe, make tbe question one of
urgency. Our first duty is to ourselves
and our own descendants, our next duty is
to help as far as we can in raising the
condition of the oppressed masses in
Europe. We are not necessarily ta do
this by receiving their overflow indiscrim
inately, but most of all by as&king this
experiment of a free commonwealth of
educated labor the greatest possible auc
eesa. If tbe continued admission of de
graded peasanta from the old world would
interfere with this great work, we are
called upon, not less aa philanthropists
than aa patriots, to put a atop to it."
A Contracting Money Snpnty.
Gen. Walker spoke of the present finan
cial crisis as the result of the fast-tighten
tng folds ol a contracting money supply.
In the lack of natural leadership we can
only hope that prudence will rule the
bour.and that the instinctive oonservatiam
of tbe American people may enable them
to pass through this, perhaps tbe most
perilous crisis In their financial history,
without a wreck.
WILL FORCE THE FIGHT.
The Repnbliean Senators bald To Bo
Detarmlnod to Mop Oratory.
WASHntuTos CITY, Dec 87. Repub
lican senators are more determined than
ever to put through tbe cloture rule. Tbey
propose, immediately after the holidays.
to force tbe fight for its adoption. It will
not be necessary, it is thought, to suffer a
repetition of the celebrated set-to of laCS
between Senators Pomeroy and Bayard.
though of course, the Democrats will make
tbe biggest kind of a kick against the Dlan.
Nor will it be esseutial for Vice President
Morton to abdicate his seat as presiding
AU-Xtcht bosslons Probable.
The New Yorker is as much in favor of
transacting public business with dispatch
aa tbe moat enthusiastic champion of tbe
cloture rule, and be may be depended upon
to handle the gavel with aa much vigor as
Speaker Reed. It may be that in order to
put an end to Democratic obstruction the
senate will have to hold all-day and all-
night sessions. This tbe Republican ma
jority seriously contemplates, and the ut
most efforts will be put forth to secure
the presence of a party quorum whenever
it ta needed.
Believes In n Good Tim Coming-.
Washisotoji CITY, Dec 27. Comptroller
of tbe Currency Lacy does not believe tho
stories circulated by croakers concerning
the financial condition of tbe United
States, and especially in view of the fact
that be has olliciul data at hand which
shows a very gratifying and decidedly op
posite state of affairs from that so frequent
ly quoted. "Generally speaking," remarked
tbe comptroller, "business for the year
just enaeo nas been remarkably rood.
As far as I can iudue then seema
to be no immediate necessity for any finan
cial legislation by congress, for all that
could be done has been carried out to tbe
letter, and all fears of a panic have sub
sided in tbe east as well aa in tbe west."
A Texan'a Choice for President.
WaSHIKGTOK ClTT. Dec 27. Josenh D
Sayers, a Texas member of tbe bouse, waa
asked who, in his opinion, was tbe strong
est man the Democrats could run for
president, aud replied: " illiara R, Mor
rison. I believe, ia the man who ennlJ win
without the least particle of trouble. He
woutu not only carry all tbe Democratic
states and I mean by that New York,
New Jersey, Connecticut, Indiana, and tbe
aouin out ne woum also aweep Illinois,
rt isconsin, ano niicnigan."
Xew Rational Bank Aathorlaod.
Washington Citst, Dec 27. The comp
troller of the currency has authorized tha
First National bank of Ticonderoga, N.
to begin business, with a capital of
KtiU Taklnc Their Holldnv.
Washixgtok Crrr, Dec 32, Thj house
only met for a few minutes yesterday, did
no uusiness ano adjourned until Tuesday
A CASE OF BRUTAL INGRATITUDE.
On of Those Incident that Makes the
Buffalo, N. Y., Dec sr. A hard-look-
ing man called at the back door of the
home of Alexander J. Brand, on Rnmn
street, Monday morning, and told a piti
ful tale of hunger and want to Mrs. Brand,
concluding with an appeal for something
to eat. He had no work, he said, and was
at a loss where to go, Mrs. Brand's syra-
patby wss aroused and she gave him
substantial breakfast. For this 1
thanked her and departed. Mrs. Brand
waa surprised by a second call in the aft
ernoon from the man she had befriended.
i nia time be told ber in tones of pleas
that be had secured employment. He
asked for something mora to eat, as ha
Was very hungry. Again the kind hearted
woman took the fellow in and fed him.
After concluding a hearty meal be a ram
and naked for some money. Mrs. Brand
declined to do more for him.
Aa Oatme-e on His Benefactor.
The ruffian then grasped her by tha
throat, threw ber upon a lounge, and held
her there till he had rifled her pockets,
taking all the ninn'ev aim YiA .hnn,
Before releasing her he extorted a promise
sue wvuiu nutae no outcry until fee
had departed. After the man waa ar
rested Thursday night and searched the
officer noticed that tbe clothing he woie
was of prison make. He was questioned
and admitted that he waa released from
the state prison at Dannemore, Clinton
county, about six weeks ago, after nerving
n term fiw a Lm... !. . i i
w York. He gave his name as Jacob
om out ne was Known as Lewi Aior-
O - - J. wuu.
Block ssslths Strike nt Fallmnn.
CBICASO. Dec 27 Ahont anO 1,1 v
emitha employed in the shorn of tha Poll.
tnaa Palace Car company struck y ester
4y avainat a new voio of r-rs tt
m n jrt. j, - t a ,
t -a. .
Tha Sanborn County bank, at Woon-
aocket, & D., closed Its doors Friday.
William H. Sandifer, a Nework jew
eler, haa assigned.
Hon. W. D. Simpson, chief lust ice of the
South Carolina supreme court, died st bis
home In Columbia Friday of heart dis-
A heavy snow and wind storm prevailed
all Friday ia tha eaatera states, in some
placea seriously em ben-ami rig the rail
ways. At New York city tbe snow was
The Christmas reception at tbe Amer
ican legation la Berlin was numerously
attended. Over 800 cards were left tut
Minister Phelps. His daughter Marian
received the guests.
Tha house of Mrs. . John Dietrich, at
Rochester, N. Y., caught fira Friday, and
she and her three children were burned to
death, the mother perishing in tbe fruit
less attempt to save her little ones. At
Saratoga Mrs. Kllea Gibbons, awomaa
aged HO years, was tmrnad to death in her
Two workmen were Instantly killed by
aa explosion la tha cartridge hones of tbe
American Forcite Powder company, at
Lake Hopateong, N. J., Friday.
Fire Friday night destroyed tbe Edista
Phosphate and Fertiliser works neat
Charleston, a C Loss, fcJ0,(W0, fully in
J. P. Fowler, a farmer living near Pen-
field, in Champaign county. Ills., was
killed In a runaway accident Thursday.
Joshna Ainsworth died at Jacksonville,
Din, Friday. He was a member of Com
pany W, Second Illinois artillery, and one
of tbe bravest men la the whole com
mand. 7' bough technically too old for
military dnty ha studiously concealed the
fact and served with all the ardor of a
A seventy-fire-ounce gold nuuvH wee
found by a farmer in Mahaka county.
- Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Strong, of Ottawa,
Kan., died 1 bursday, one in tbe morning
and tbe other tn tbe afternoon. AH ar-
rangenn-nts bad been made to crlrtrate
the fifty-first anniversary of their wedding
Nick Mathews, a negro, of Kansas City,
baa gone violently insane ovrr tha negro
MiseEtnma Marshall, living near Taylor-
vine. Ills . suicided with poison Thursday,
simply because she waa tired of living.
She was only 17 years old.
A new and strange disease la earrvlng
off tbe hoga in Piatt county, Lis., by tin;
Tried lo Haloids on Hie W Ife's Oravo.
Warsaw. N. Y., Dec 27. C. P. Wing,
a painter, ent his throat with a porket-
knife on hia wife's grave Thursday night-
lie made a had gash, but tbe j'tgular nas
not cut. and be mat recover Hi wire
died some months aifo, and since ihro be
nas been despooduot.
CnicAuo. Dm-. 3a.
Following wore the onntatfcm on tbs brntrd
of trade to-day: Wheat No. t Jsnoarv,
openoa nato. etuooa ar4: nr. '-r nl VTWo,
ckand TVc; July, ononis Wte. dosed K. Corn
AO. z UnroBbor, op-nsa 47v-, rVoed 4TVr:
January. Olmied -c. ctumd -'c; Msr.
opened fclHc. efcaod Uts. Uste-Vx 3 Jsn
asry. opened "so, eioasd -; Fehrnarr.
opaned ac doasd ante; Insy, ofwoi and
ckand STr. ra-Usormbr. msfd ai.d
cktavd fa IA: Jaanary. opened tHiai rknsd
11U12H: May, opened f U lu. lo.l fll(p.
Lara January, uuoaoa Bittr-a, cVjo-4 ai.
Lire stork-Tbs I'nioa stork yards rerwrt
the folkrwinar price: HuawMorli-t oi-ord
active and stroas-. prtros 3iiXc ki.br: light
s-rnoto, tM roach parkins-. -IA
nusod. fXkiiuo.nl: hoary par tug- and nl.ituc
Iota. SAiUasnj: ptg-a, KtMia
Prod ore: Butter Fancy svnaretar. !s1Si:
dainsa. luteal fresh, bvtlc: k!n stork. k a
lie: greass. i-V-- aavn-FrosB rmndb-L knsoit.
rr -jr do: Irs ntioas stock. livoilK. Iin poul
try Cnubeas. he par Pa : turkevs, ' iac; d-v-k.
.Tc: rows. KaA par dox. Putatom-Whltn
runs, svcBc per bn; red rose, nii7--: H-na.
lu-oc; l-wihsn. SUaom; Bnrbsnka, 4jo.
pw-ot potatoes Jormia, JH ;.' A'U per bul
nirounv t&a3-H. Apks-U-ukia. Saur.t
4 1 per bbi; enuac. rt.uujA.UU; llaan.cJto-oa,
4 mw 'ma
Xsrw Toaa. Dee. St
Wheat Kat red winter rasa. Sl iA-J UU.
do Deramher, fl lS; do January. $L'N4c; -lo
May, Si 014. Cora -So. S mura -s.X au
yUc: do Janoary. a-V: do Mav. tf. 0ta
Dull: No. t mixed omh. --. do J so-
nary, twc; Msy. eVHc, Kvo-Nomtnsl. Bar.
ley Nominal. Pork DuU:m-Hs. tiuulUst
lord Uull: January. M IA
Live stork: Csttie-Trade brisk at a gvneral
advance of li W hu to on all cranY: im-reat
to bast native steers.- 93 4ktfkht: Col--ndVa,
S-i onus and dry cm t to tl At homp
and Lambs- Market firm for bot ta : 01. p. ae
4..wiu : lamlav ..; (!. H.s-N,
ally efcswly: live bugs, liainl 1) y Y-u to.
Hay raises' prairie. tA.0OhVM
EUy Tlinotaj 8 8U34 t.t4.
Ons i Manila.
Oars Woostarrt tJ tfc.
Tha karre Marder.
The Clinton Iowa Am Dubllahea tha f.
lowlnc. upoa tbe authority of the Fulton
Star, which seems to bere become tha ac
cepted theory of lata regarding- the tn;
terlons murder case tn Clinton coun
acrasi the river; -It la reported that the
mystery of the Karra murder which oc
cumd at Brown's t?taUoa ia Clinton
county hat at last been solved by a con
lets on of Mrs. Notts to a lady living in
that neighborhood. It seems that she and
her hatband becsmo Involved la a quarrel
concerning the disposition of foroe prop
erty, and he attacked and began to beat
ber Bsvtgelv. Dnrinc the melee Mr.
Nurre's soo-in law happened along and
finding her as bs supposed ia a dyine con
dition, endeavored lo protect her and
drive the oil man away, and during the
fight which followed killed the old man
in eeir-delense. Then tha safe v
ope oca ana papers scattered aboot to five
tha lmprrstioa of a robbery. We under
stand punuc eympeiaj is generally with
tha son-in-lsw, who was ooIt doing his
duty la assisting Mrs. Nam. This ef
fectually explained her long all oca on
tha subject, which haa been a fruitful
cause 01 oiecussiOB everywhere.
Policeman Hark Thomas of the night
fores has tendered his resignation to
Two for robes were stolen from bur
gies in Rock Island yesterdty; one from
Will R. Johnson in frost of his store, and
one from James First whoao horse and
bugjy were la front of Lother Harm'
place. Tho polios arr.sted Barney KeHy
lot tbe theft and recovered Mr. Johnson
robe and expect to get Mr. First's.
Jim Marshall, Jim Darnell and Cbs
Glass were each fined ft and coals for
It la bow conceded by everybody a
has investigated the matter, that tbe pi
that will receive tha full benefit of Dei
water at Aransas Pass is the cltv
Aransas Harbor. For farther particulars
can at tne omos ol the Blackhawk Bn
log and Loan aaaocHtion. Bock Is!
ill. and ace charts.
In the pursuit of the good Uiinn of
'his world we naUdpele too much; we
eat oat the heart and swwtuoes of world
ly panvturee by delightful forethought of
warn. The results obtained from the u
Df Dr. Jones' Bed Clover Tonic far exce
all claims. It aires dyspepsia, and i
sxetnacb, liver, kidney and bladder
tomibles. It is a perfect tonic, appetite-,
blood purifier, a aura curs for ague and
malarial diaaaaea. Prion, 60 cents, of
A new Idea embraced ia Ely's Cream
Catarrh is cared by denting and heeling,
not by drying op. It Is not a liquid or
sauff. but is easily appUad lato the so.
wi3 ears tbe worst cases.
CLOTHING EST THE WORLD!
Convince Yourself bj cabling on
Robt. Krause the Pioneer Clothier.
115 tnd 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT. I A.
I Packet Cutlery,
We have I Table Caller.
( Eitchea Callery
Many neful articles for tbe
Full line of mechanics' tools
a Prominent ObvsicUa and aA uni
aurjjeoa la eastern lowa was railrd away
from aooM for a few days. Durii Lm
absence oae of the chit trea cnairected e
severe cold, asd hia wife bought a bottle
of Chtmb.rlaia's Cough Reared y fur It
They were so mora pleased with the
remedy that they afterward! uard arv
eral bottles at various times. He said
from experience with I', he retarded it as
the most reliable preperstioa la anc for
COlda, and teat it came tbe nearest of be
log a specific of any medicine be had
ever eeca. For aale by Uarta At Baha
a Keel Salaam Is Ktats's Bauaav
Tha dlctlooery aays. "a balsam ia a
thick, pare, aromatic eabeuaco flowief
from tree." Kemp's Balaam for tbe
throat and hugs m the obIt cough medi
cine that is a real balsam. May thia.
watery conga remed ire are called balsam's
bat such are aot. Look teroogh a bottle
ef Kemp Balaam ead entire what e pore,
thick preperetioa it la. If ja coast
aae Kemp's Balsam. At all draeglau'.
Larp bottles 40c aai tl.
Te see see Pehtlitsied
If you will aea4 me yoar address we
will mail you ear II hm rated pamphlet
explaining all about Dr. Dye's celebrated
electro voltaic belt aad s pliaacra, ead
their charming effect upon the nervous
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MOL1NE. - ILLS.
Oasa annv from A. M. U I r. V . aae oa Tom
aa aaa antarnse trealaes I real f to
Internet allowed oa Despoalu at te rate
of 4 par Oeat. per Aeanm.
Deposits received ia amounts of
tl and Upwards.
Tns aiUeU ntovsetvof me Ti slam Is esspoa
Sfbam Ins nsneswava. Too snVsia am proano.
em time ssrrowlsf aay of Its emarr. tears
sen awrhm oowmsiuuilea t m irnl law.
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Your Attention to His Immense
Children' Salts from $1 np to $2.
Boys' Suit from $3 np to $10.
Mens' Salts from $3 np to f 23
WE HAVE THE CHEAPEST AIIH BEST
ia all stjlc
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
bouse that are suitable) for Xmis
an l builders' Larderare.
AT CARSE & CO.S',
There "Will Be no Pony Show
or good eoid si coal or below coat ai
SOU r earth a rec ae.
.NVi"T .dort kV"tf1 10 tf tr Ucksu If people bey a nUUra worth or t..:v
H. SIEMOsN & SON,
toves and Tinware,
Baater Baa nee CooUa aad HneUaf Stoves aad the " mir Cook log Stoeea.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
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JVL E. M.TTRREST,
Choice Family Groceries
tor of Oimmtss ram aria aa
J. T. DIXOJNT,
And Dealer in Mens' Fine Woolens.
1705 Decoad Aienne.
I leather Daou-ra,
1 Cnrnaa Items nova
( Carpet rkrrichrrs.
1823 ScCOIld QYCIllK
eraaee aad Twmty-trst iL. Rock I si aai.
mmid at - - k.
a. A snare ef neon
lauroirg 1 - : r ie