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Pnbl)hd Daily ml Werfcrr M 1AM Second At
soa, Kocklalud. IU.
J. W. PorrtR, - Published.
Tmp Dully. 6Ue per nonth; Waaklr, J8.00
AH eommanleatlnn of a arirical or anramenta
Ive chwicKir, political or religion. inM bare
ml nm attached for pnblleatloa No aach artl
tlele will be printed over actlrkm aurnatarea
ArvmvmouH ronnnonlcatloo not noticed.
t'ormtfmilA olieltod from every township
In Uock island coanty.
Moxdat, Dbcimbsb 20. 1890.
T republican gbost daac tomorrow
promlsei to be a decidedly Uroe affair.
Tna special election doesn't Appear to
iliiklorb Jobn A. WUtos in the least, and
n't ses why it should. His chances
for a Vt in the house will Dot be affected
in the Hesst bf the r,-null. lie will gel
there jusrthc same.
Stats SenVtob Wiles, (rep ) of Free
port, la lying dUngeroualy ill at bis home
in that city. Llr.leM there is a radical
change in bis condition within the next
few days it is replrted that he will be nn
able to attend thil opening of the state
hen ' Diner" rayne goes down to
Sit-ingdcld and finds himself denied a
ft'fV in the WUlature, we imagine he
W jl feel a gd (Iciil the same way that
lj did when Grovcr Cleveland was elected
(lealdent. Oo that occasion Payne
""w'asn'l at all particular as to hotel ac
" Tub Har.cock County Pilot published
at Warsaw, is receiting many compli
ments from it contemporaries upon an
elrgant holiday edition of twelve pages.
The Ahous wishes to add its mite cf
praise to the enterprising editor, E H.
Porter, who publishes a fl rat-class paper
every week in the year. Oue of the many
interesting features of the holiday Pilot
are the biographies of the Hancock.
county officials, and other prominent cit
izens of the county and district. Among
the gentleman so mentioned was Bon.
Ben T. Cable, of this city.
lion. Ben T. Cable is unfortunate in
having a personal acquaintance with
Mr. Eugene Field, the "Sharps and FlatV
writer of the Chicago Daily JVm, as that
Kentlrman Ukts great delight in eivine
his friends a quiet dig on 'the slightest
provocation, sir. Cable, in private life.
has been tbe target of Field's caustic pea
on more than one occasion, and now that
he has been elevated to a congressional
seat, it is natural to suppose that Field
will have no mercy on him whatever
Here is a mild little squibfrom Saturday's
JVu, which shows that the "S. and F
man is storing up globules of sarcasm to
break over Mr. Cable's defenseless bead
in the near future:
Tbe Don. Benjamin T. Cable of Kock
V Island Went east three wmb ton t in.
augurate a scheme for the relief of the
tariff evil under which bis congressional
constituted sre groaning. Last Wed
nesday he returned bearing triumphantly
a noble old missal and three exceedingly
valuable autograph letters or the late
n is . ....
vreurge rtaauingion. iong lire to Cable,
say we, and all success to bis effort in
iue oirecnon ot me amelioration of hu
man democratic suffering!
Governor Firm seems to be some
what partial to republican members elect
to tbe general assembly in tbe imuing of
certificates of election. lie issued a cer
tificate of election immediately, it aeenia,
after tbe vote bad been counted to Mr.
Collins, of Rock Island, to enable bim to
resign, wniie three or lour days ago the
memneis or mis district bad not yet re
ceived their certificates. Tbe governor
also setms to think tbat the issuing of a
certiorate at once makes the man receiv
ing that rertiflpatn a mernher nf lha loiri.-
lature. fie goes upon tbe idea that Col
lins, as soon as be received his certificate,
was then a member of tbe legislature and
could resign tbe position. If that be
true, then tbe Rock Island district
bad four representatives, tbe three
whose terms are not yet expired and
do not ex Dire until the Arat WutnM.
day in January, and this new man to
whom be issued a certificate. W nn.
sume a man can scare! y resign an office
uuui oe gets it, ana we do not suppose be
can gei an omce until me other man
wDoae term is not yet expired gets oat,
otherwise there would be two officers to
the same office. Under these circum
stances it would be very difficult to ascer
tain or to judge mat me special election
called in the Rock Inland district bv the
governor is legal. There was no vacancy.
neivucr oi toe tnree representatives which
are now tbe legal representatives from
that district rpnicme1. Than.
other representative from that district to
roiu u urn me ursi vveunesday in Junu
arv. It lieini? a fact, then a aruul1 iu
tion called In that district is only worth
so muca paper, it nasn t a spark of le-
ffalitVln it. and Ihn tlAliaA nt nnnunt,.
lives, if it follows the constitution and
laws of the state, cannot decide any other
'ay. i-eorta iieraia.
f'nt F.i!or fur Stock. -Murstirutioii
of dry fodder is a large
item in the uiiimal economy, and the op
eration of no doing mnst be sustained by
expenditure of fet-d. In feeding fodder
to stock a great di al is lout which would
be mailt ic uted and digested if properly
prepared by the critter. The machine
which ruts the woody fiber of the coarse
stalks Jimpim-H it for eay maHtication,
and d-s it nt noexivnKe when compared
with the 1wh of strength on the animal's
part when compelled to chew on the
tough filicru half a day to get a littlo
nourishment out of them. Straw and
corn foddiT when mixed with meal or
other nouri.hiiig final Ium considerable
feeding value, ytruw i.s poor stuff for
aheep, Imt !my will I, cunsnmed more
ciiwly hy tliMii if cut. When straw is
rnt np and tiixM with hay or bran the
sh'iep will wit it all tip. but if fed to
them alone they will only nibble the beHt
parts off it. Every imiinal will hIiow its
prefereui e Uit c-bopiixd food, mid this
fart alunn is snQicieiit to coovince one
that there is awiving in the nnimal econ
omy by rnttin-; the fodder. American
WUl nt t'ntna Vrr Acre.
Statist iriun Ihi.Vn places the average
yield of corn for the country for 1890 at
10.0 bushels, wl.icli i:i the siinMeKt avcr
n;:e repr.rted. exi.-ept in 1H81. when it
wa brlielH. The hif;heHt rates are
in New F.unland. New York averages
2.1.3 ImlielH per ncru. The principal de
cline in in tin; com mil-plus states. Cot
ton makes the averago yield 187 pound
of lint p-r neriv. Louisiana bsads with
2JH; Arkansas, S'.'j; Missisirippi, 2(0;
Texas, too; Tennomee, 191 pounds, and
so on through tlie list down to Florida,
with its averoifi. per acre of 108 pounds
of lint The average yield jwr acre of
potatoes is ojily C7.5 bushels, with two
exceptions the lowest ever reported. The
returns from the tobacco districts make
the estimated yield rT acra 718 pounds,
a return somewhat lower tV.n the aver
age lor the last d,eade. but t'.gher than
that of last veur.
'?,OT,r..J1'0 now the Sibley
and the hite Chestnut are reported by
E. a.Oofl, ,f the Western. New York
Horticultural Bociety, as Valuable addi
tion, to the old Ust, and the former
likely to prove a forniitable rival to tho
The Vermont Senator on Rule
of the Majority, v
HE rIirD0ESES TEE CLOTURE IDEA,
Bnt Is Tad Afalast the Flu Adopted la
- the IIoaH-HIt Rmbobs for the Faltk
That la la Blaa Pretty Fall Dtaeuatow
if the Sabjeet The Ktar'a PMaldestbtl
Bomsi far Msrrlaom. f iniMla Bw
oam for His Monlaatloa Natlnaal Cmp
Hal MotM. . . "V ;
Washisoton Cmr, Dec. 29. The crisis'
in the senate over the cloture rule is ex
pected next week. There la no probabili
ty of any work this week. On the 5th of
January the Republicans hope to have a
full attendance, with their majority in
creased by the arrival of tbe two senators
from Idaho. Then will come tbe tug of
war. Senator Edmonds, in an interview
ou this subject, says: "The constitution
provides, and every constitution of a gov
ernment that is to be carried on mnst so
provide, that tbe majority of any legisla
tive body has to do its business. It neces
sarily implies tbat no minority, whether
of one or any other number, should or
could unduly obstruct the expression of
tbe will of tbe majority. It is not a ques
tion of whether a particular measure
should be passed or defeated, bnt it is a
question whether the majority of a legis
lative body can have the power to come to
the disposition of any subject that is be
fore it than otherwise at the will of a mi
nority composed ot one or more.
Two Kladaef Liberty.
In timea of extreme public danger,
every lover of his country would agree, a
traitorous minority should not have the
power and could not if there be anything
in the power of majorities to indefinitely
delay action which tbe emergency might
require to be bad, as ban sometimes hap
pened. The liberty to debate ought to be
continuously maintained: but liberty of
debate is one thing, and liberty of obstruc
tion and preventing a legislative body com
ing to any resolution whatever upon the
suoject oeiore it is quite another.
Deflaitlmt f the PrsnMed Rata.
"The rule proposed is not a rule to com
pel particular determination of any ques
tion. It is a rule to provide that after
wnat tne majority considers to be reason-
aoie universal debate that maioritv
whatever may be its opinion in respect of
tne disposition to be mode of tbe measure
shall be enabled to dispose of it one way
or the other, saving to every member of
the body the right to express his own
opinion upon it within a given time. How
any man of any party con find fault with
sucn a provision, l am unable to under
Common rarHameatary Law Quoted.
"The common parliamentary law has al
ways heen that No man is to speak im
pertinently or beside the question, su-
perilously or tediously.' This common
rule of parliamentary law is based upon
the considerations I first mentioned, that
a parliamentary body must be able to act
not to act in a particular way, but to act
one way or the other in spite of the deter
mination of any minority of its members
tbat it shall not act at alL
IMiesn't Lilt the Rmd Idea,
"I have always been and am still op
posed to any such thing as a previous
question as it has been within recent years
instituted tbat is, a previous question
a men instantly terminates discussion: or.
if any time be given, puts the power of
giving members or a legislative body a
right to speak at all into tbe hands of the
managing member of a committee, or of a
presiding otlicer. The proposed rule ore
eludes such a possibility. I think, with a
senate of more than eighty members, that
if such a rale had been proposed when no
serious question were pending or foreseen
as iuirufHlinte it would have received al
most unanimous approval."
As tm What the Feonle Will Think.
Ill answer to the question whether he be
lieved the country would sustain the Repub
licans in passing sucn a rule, overturning
the precedents of the senate for the sake of
passing an elections bill. Senator Ed'
niuuds replied: "I have to say. in the first
place, that what the country, with the in-
lormation tnat it get from partisan news
papers of all kinds, may think in respect
to the propriety of such a rule is entirely
immaterial to me, in the sense of affecting
my conduct in doing what I think is my
duty in the promotion of the general pub
lic interest. I am sure that- tbe country,
wnen it understands tbe precise scone and
force of such a rule, that means that the
representatives of the country have the
power to do what the country thinks ought
to be done oue way or tbe other, after
every member of the minority shall have
baa tbe opportunity to state his views.
will be more than satisfied that the repre
sentatives of the people and the states in
the senate have done a wise and right
THE BOOM FOR MORRISON.
What a Newspaper flays About Reeeat
Washington Citt, Dec. 29. The Star
states that the anti-Cleveland Democrats
seriously think of throwing David B. Hill
over as a presidential candidate, and
uniting upon Morrison, of Illinois. It is
urged by those back of the Morrison
movement that, tbongh their favorite is
quite as much of a tariff reformer as
Cleveland, there is nothing of the Mug
wnmp about bim, and, therefore. Demo
cratsvan be assured of places under a
Those Who WIU Back Morrfma.
The Star odds that it possesses informa
tion going to show that Morrison will
have at his back - in the national conven
tion not only all the anti-Hill delegates
from the went but the vast majority of
those who would prefer Cleveland were
be to bail from Indiana, Ohio or Illinois,
and not from New York.
W ill Investigate the Conaalates. -
WA-'HrscTON City, Dec. 29. Acting on
Information from the treasnrv dnrt-
ment to the effect that irregularities were
suspected in the consular authentication
of Canadian goods imported into the
United States during the past twelve
months the secretary of state recently de
termined nvion a thorough invest Ration
of the United States consular service in
the Dominion of Canada.
Inviting the HUtvr Republics
"WAiHlNOTOK ClTT, Dec. 29. A letter
was received Saturday from George R.
Davis, director general of the Columbian
exposition, by the president, which in be
half of the World's fair eommisainn Ma.
quested him to appoint certain officers of
vnesr nv -n" navr as commissioners tothe
republics of South and Central America
and Mexico, their duty being to carry
to those countries formal letters of invita
tion to the fair from the president direct
to the chief executives of said countries,
asking them to participate in the exposi
tion, as it is especially desired that they
should be adequately represented.
Comlnir Marriage of Mildred Taller.
Washington Citt, Dec. 29. Society U
much interested in the wedding of Chiel
Justice Fuller's pretty daughter Mildred
to Mr. Wallace, of Tacoma, next week.
It is said the groom lias selected CoL
Thomas P. Ochiltree for his best man. Mr.
Wallace is about 30 years of age and has
made his fortune nf rr.nii.in n,mm.
real estate in what is now the new state of
v asnington. A few years ago he went
out to Tacoma with nothing beyond bis
brains and energy.
Anarchism la a Back Somber.
Washington City. Dm so w. .t
hann Mnst lectured on "Communistic An
archism" at Lochboebler's beer garden
Saturday nif lit hut .i; j:
ence. iio bad only thirty-three auditors,
"i oi luem were anything but
Anarchists. One nt hi
uu.,.D N, BV
un-Anarchistic that he Itiummiui
several times, abusing bim and his ideas
' WIA1IU! jr.
Only Elghteea Senator Present.
Washington Citt. Deo. 20 Firhtee
senators, with the vice president, assem
bled at noon Saturday in the senate cham
ber. The chaplain prayed, and then, on
motion of Hoar, the senate adjourned.
The programme previously arranged bad
been carried out, and the senate, which
m utae tne usual holiday
recess, adjourned without tranootinx bas
in eas. .
Mrs. Praetor la a Baaaway,
Washington Crrr. Hmo. on Tk wir.
were thrown from a sleigh Saturday while
the horses attached to it were running
way. Mrs. Proctor and ber sons were
not hurt, but tbe driver was badly injured
about the chest and was also knocked
senseless. Tbe sleigh was demolished,
WILL RETURN THE ELGIN MARBLES.
England ts Read Theae Meaaaaeata of
Artie Art Back to Athena.
London, Dec. 29. The announced in
tention of the government to submit to
parliament the question of returning the
Elgin marbles to the Parthenon, where
tbey belong, is received with general satis
faction, public opinion -entirely agreeing
with the article in The Nineteenth Cen
tury pointing out the injustice ot retain
ing these remains of ancient Greek art.
The marbles are confessedly deteriorating
in the climate of London, with it's smoke
and fog. "
- The Works Shewing Wear. '
Although the delicate work of the
Athenian sculptor of 2,000 years ago is in a
well protected situation, it is showing suf
ficient wear to indicate that before many
years it coniuno longer claim to be im
mortal. Undoubtedly one of the mem
orable events of tbe year 1891 will be tbe
return to Athens in a British war vessel
of tbe splendid monuments of Attic art
which nave so long been absent from tbe
genial skies of their birth.
SPECIMEN OF INDIAN JUSTICE. -
They fchoot a Maa Fall of Role for Reek
ie! Wounding a aqnaw.
Kingfisher, O. T., Dec, 29. -On Christ
mas evening, while George Sherwood.
William Pond, and James Wilson were
celebrating the day with whisky and guns
on the Cheyenne reservation southwest of
here, they ran across a band of, Indians.
Sherwood drew his revolver and began
shoot ing in the air, but one bullet went
low and struck a squaw in the breast, and
it is thought mortally wounded ber. The
Indians at once gave chase and caught the
cowboys. They took Sherwood and tied
nun to a tree and shot bim to death. They
then eet the others free and told them to
leave the country and never come bock or
tbey would be treated the same way.
snerwooa a txxly was left where it was.
The famous stallion "Smuggler," 2:18 1
died at Hornellsville. N. Y.. Satnrdav
It is stated that a San Francisco physi
cian nas aiscovered a genuine remedy lot
J. W. Dann & Co.'s bent wood works
at Columbus, o., burned Sunday. Lo
50.000: insurance, amoon
The secretary of agriculture has ordered
i.ue inspection oi ail cattle rrom Canada
imported into this country; also all sheep
Tbe Southern Pacific as ratified tbe
pian or railway combination- recently
adopted by the presidents at Pierpoat
Morgan's residence in New York.
The total number of vessels lost on tbe
great lakes last season was 55; agirregate
uinnage, io,uaj; nnaociat loss, $713,000.
Sixteen of the vessels were steamers.
The steamship Thanemore, which left
Baltimore Nov. 26 for London, has been
Riven up for lost. She hod a crew of thir
ty-four men, and twelve cattlemen as pas
Creorge Adams, a well-todo farmer of
Union, Wis., who has been missing two
days, was found by his son under a bay
stack Friday night. He was nearly dead
and was insane.
Mrs. Julia Higbee, living near Bronden-
uurg, B.y., is cnargea with poisoning three
of her children, her homicidal mania
dating from the time she lost her first
child by natural causes.
The stable nf the 1nh
was sold at his farm near, Babylon, L. L,
Saturday. Potomac who won its owner
f lou.wx was bought by Michael Dwver,
for 125.000: he also irot RuvlunH f.u- a? nm
The steamer Shanghi was destroyed bv
A 1 . ' i - . . - .
"enr yi oodoo, unina, last week, and
the crew eomnosed nf m.vaim,i VnwnnAan
officers and sixty native deckhands, be-
iuura nuuut iw passengers, ou Cbinese,
Gen. James Hughes Stokes died at New
Aur. city caiuraay nignt. He served
with distinction in tbe Creek war and war
Of the rebellinn. rutincr AnmmanM. v.
Chicago Board of Trade battery in tbe lat-
Mr. Lewis, an employe of a Chicago
sewing, machine company, tramped for
urra uuurs tnrougn uie principal streets oi
that city Saturday arrayed in a skirt, an
overcoat and a silk hat, and carrying a bon-
ouvorxising nis nrm. .ejection bet.
In May last Capt. William Thomas, of
Gloucester, Mass., rescued two French
fishermen who had been adrift four days
in a dory and were nearly dead. He has
just received from the French government
a valuable marine gloss in recognition of
iiis service. -
It is asserted at Detroit that Maoli,
the Italian who dangerously wounded Re
porter Crimmtns in that city recently, is a
member of the "Mafia," and that the
managing editor of a Detroit daily bos a
1. ... I ' 1 i . .
iu i uicu no is warnea to cease coll
ing Indians -dagos," a term he is fond of
Terrible Accident m Knrlmnl
London, Dec 29. The ice broke Satur
day on the River Avon at Pnrtnhxlla
bridge, Warwick. There were thousands
of skaters on the ani-fam at I he tin,,. a
panic followed and there was a rush for
the shores. Scores of persons broke
through and were rescued with difficulty.
Many disappeared under the ice one" were
drowned. It is feared that thirty or forty
were drowned, as a large number ore
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seventeen bodies hove been recovered.
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Queen Tic's Interest In Ireland.
London, Dec 29. Queen Victoria is
keenly interested in tbe Irish crisis, and
received numerous telegram regarding
the Kilkenny campaign while it woe in
Drogresa. Her maieat.ir mHrk f
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three years of official experience, has, of
course, a range or personal knowledge in
public affairs that no minister can equal,
and the remarknhle
ory enables her to illustrate the eventa
nt , V... I . .
. . . e"-""- ijr a uiiuuie comparison
with the past.
Saiclde oi W. R. Headenoa.
Wheeling, W. Vs., Dec. 29. Yesterday
W. R. Henderson, who traveled for McKim
& McKim, blank book manufacturers of
Cleveland, was found dead in bis room at
the Windsor hotel, this city, where he had
committed suicide. Henderson had been
on a spree and went to bis room about 1
o'clock Friday night. He recently sepa
rated from his m-ifn Hi. lwwlv .llt w
sent to Auu Arbor, Mich., where be haa
Natural Gas Explosion.
McKEESPOirr. Pa.. Dec. 29 An
slonof natural gas comnletelv wm.VeA
tbe residence of E. Herkoltz and dan
gerously injured Mrs. Herkoltz Saturday.
The gas-Dine in the cellar su ianirin
an ojien door allowed it to reach a stove,
when it ignited. Tbe woman was burned
terribly about the face and band. Her
three children in the hnnu nmni
Piled Ktones on tbe Track.
Mason ClTT. Ia.. Dec SB, The ma
attempt to wreck the west-bound Milwau
kee passenger train was made Friday night.
As the train was ahnnt li..1f Ra
ttudd-ond Floyd Crossing, running at the
raw oi ininy mues an hoar, it plunged
into a pile of ties and stones piled upon the
track. The engine was somewhat dam
aged, but no further injury was done.
The Meeting r Hallway Presideata,
New Yore. Tlee so tk Tm.-n.i v.
nance announree tlmr. fit a A am fm
meeting of the railway presidents to com
plete the organization of tbe new associa
tion has been changed from Jan. 6 to 5 and :
that tli. nlaM . : i .
- i'"- ii jucvbuieT aa also oeen
changed from Chicago to the Windsor
Mlnaeapolla Theater Darned.
Minneapolis. Minn.. Dee. Th m.
jou theatre, situated oa Washington ave
nue near Hennepin avenue, was destroyed
uy urueariy yesieruay. 'ine .'oasia esti
mated at between $30,000 and S40,000 and
is uiiiy coverea ty insurance.
latent Order of Kaiser aMUy. .' : j
Berlin. Tien oaTl ...
dered that tho police refrain from making !
themselves conspicuous as bis escorts dar
ing his future journeys. ; ;
The Krm4 Jmry Onei MerelfuL
, jigut. oi ine jurymasi
who t:i-.-d F.yraud have signed a petition
far & nunmntu.iMi "I t. .
Tire noon idlaitd Ar.auc, iioiiDAY. Di:cEMi:nn cd.
TOOK HER CHOICE.
, : "' as i iii ...
Off With the New and on with
A MI5 hassiagi: developed.
Bather ) ate la the Day Married Woaaaa
Xeeta aa Old Lerer, aaa with Her Has.
baaeVi Caaseat She Goes OaT with Hlan,
Leavls Her Chtla Aa IUiaola Legtela
tor Po d with aCoatraet Marriage, and
' Wlehw He Hadat. "
Baltd iork, Mil Dee. 29. The number
of truest r stopping at Miller's hotel was
Monday last augmented by the arrival of
-William H. Stewart, who bails from Chi
cago, aai is said to be a commercial trav
eler..; Mi." Stewart waa not alone, how
ever, be ng accompanied by his wife, a
prepoasetaing woman about 85 years old,
and thefa son, a boy of 8 years. Tbe party
attracted no particular attention, but to
tbe caeai 1 observer presented the appear
ance of being a happy and contented
family. Bat the happy condition of the
Uttle hot sebold was destined to be rudely
Mat Agroeahla to Mr. Stewart,
Two i lays later there came another
guest, w io signed his name upon the reg
ister as William K. Richards, of Philadel
phia, one on Christmas eve Mrs. Stewart
was agre ably surprised on meeting Rich-
orosmtiie dining-room, who hod, orevi
oua to htr marriage, been a suitor for her
hand. A little quarrel led to a senarotion.
and soon after Richards heard of his sweet
heart's B larriage. Their unexpected meet
ing rekh died the old love ia their hearts.
oua it so- became evident to tbe hnsband
that his wife was exhibiting a decided
preference lor tbe new-comer.
SbM She Mast Take Her Choieo.
Mr. SU wort was not king in discovering
the real t tote of bis wife's feelings, and he
at once determined to ascertain whether
she cared more for Richards than for him.
So noticeable was tbeir preference for
each otht r's society tbat Mr. Stewart pro
tested. J fnding that his objections availed
nothing I he angry hnsband plainly told
her that iibe must make ber selection at
once; tho ; If she chose Richards she could
go with the latter but could never come
back to 1 Jm. Mrs. Stewart was not long
in makin her choice, for she immediately
declared itichards was tbe man Into whose
keeping he would confide ber future hap
piness, and by way of celebrating Chi bit-
mas sue Departed with hrm.
k he Pleaded lor Her Dev.
Before . eaving her hnsband Mrs. Stew
art pleaded long and earaestlv to be at
lowed to take her bov with her. but Mr.
Stewart vas obdurate and refused ber
tbe custcdyof the child. But even ber
separation from the child was not auffi
cient to d iter the woman from going with
tbe man lor whom sbe had conceived such
an infatuttion. The deserted husband te
mains at Miller's hotel with the bov. and
is said no: to be grieving very much over
me lost m tie.
" BE1TER CALL IT A MATCH.
Predteaaaeat of aa Illlaols Legislate
Vho I)idM-t Kuw Law.
Sr. LotTS, Dec 29. D. O. Ramsey.
Demcvat ic member of the Illinois legisla
ture, and Miss Besssie Caldwell, a pretty
typewriter in the office of H, E. Barnes.
have in vi Ived themselves in a very queer
affair thiougfa tbe instrumentality of a
mock mat riage which is opt to prove bind
ing. Sot te lawyers were discussing
civil out ract marriage in Pennsylvania
and Ramwy warmly maintained that
there eoul 1 be no such thing as marriage
oy civil co at ract in Illinois. He was told
to try it if be did not believe in it and said
he would. Miss Caldwell was asked if sbe
would be willing to take a hand and raid
she did n it core particularly for Ramsey,
bnt would just as soon try it as not.
W hat Will They Do Neat?
A contra ct was accordingly drawn up in
which he agreed to recognize Miss Cald
well as hk lawful wife, to support her and
care for h ir for life, and she on ber part
agreed to onsider bim her legal husband
until death should part them. Justice
Richard Laug attested the document after
it had bee a signed by tbe principals, oc4
several ia.-yers present witnessed it. All
tbe fun in tbe thing haa vanished by this
time and ss the beat legal minds of East
St. Louis re agreed tbat the marriage ia
entirely binding the two actors in the
drama ore beginning to feel uncomforta
ble. What the developmenta of the ease
will be yet remain to be seen.
The i mry Wa with the Eloaera.
Lockpoi T, N. Y , Dec. 2a Stephen Hoa
mer, a Wi. son farmer, who had his re
cently mat le son-in-law, Louis Matthews,
arrested, i barged with stealing a cap, has
become reconciled to tbe state of affairs.
Matthews, when he eloped with Flora
Hosraer, h ok ber father's cop. Tbe jury
renaerea a verdict that tbey thought tbe
young man perfectly excusable for taking
his father in law's cap oa his wedding
trip. Hosioer and Mathews shook hands
over the vt rdict and are now reconciled.
A VERY MUCH PUZZLED JUDGE.
Two Woaai a Lay Clalaa to the Baaae Child
' aad Prove It.
Detroit, Dec, 29. Legal circles were
interested the post week over the trial of a
habeas corjms case for the possession of a
14-year-old girl called Annie Duggan. The
shild was i i the possession of Mrs. John
Mundarg. vbo swore it waa her dauo-hter.
while Mb, Annie Moron, who also swore
uut one w as tbe mother, wanted posses
sion. Eacl side produced a cloud of wit
nesses, inc nding nurses who had been
present at lier birth, doctors who had at
tended a ciiild like Annie In babyhood,
and photographers who brought negatives
of her pict are as child Into court, and
identified t! le child by a mole on tbe fore
head, whict was shown in the negatives of
He K ceded Bolentea Power.
The evide ace was most conflicting on all
points, the 'lefense producing as perfect a
claim as the- plaintiff. Judge H owner, be
fore whom die cose was tried, was in a
quandary. In summing up he said that he
had never b sard of a case since Solomon's
time where two women weie so positive
of being t io mother of one child. He
lacked the autocratic power of using the
sword test, wt should allow the child to
stay with - Mrs. Mundarg. Mrs. Moron
weakened h w mn hvitioiminn tk. i.
J MnBUUMQ WUV 1.IUIU
asillegitinu te, and tbe judge disliked to
uev-iue m iie r iavor. Tbe cose will be token
to tbe snpre me court.
FEMININE FIRE FIGHTERS.
thejr Pluck ily HaaeUe Ladder aad Hose
aad Btop a Blase.
Fobt Dc .Dog, . Ia., Dec. 29. Monde
Crawford at d Bertha Loom is, two pretty
16-year-old cirla, by their pluck and pres
ence Of mint! averted a diaaatmna fla ha
Friday even ng. The two irlrU whilA
In the Craw ord house dlscoveredthat tbe
root was on fire. The girls dragged
heaw aAAa . ,U V. L. 1 i ...
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wonderful i trength reared it to tbe bias
ing root T. as garden hose was then con
nected with the hydrant, and Miss Craw
ford held tbs swaying ladder while Miss
mjuuuue uuuagea to crawi to the root
There the tAA k.nll , X.. i i.
rr mi, utm in hiuj e
manner that after a short fight the flames
were subdue L . -
THE If DIAN "WAR" IS OVER. ,"
Hoetllee la the Bad Laaa Ceatiag la
. lc 1 eot' Bead Captarea.
Omaha. S ib.. Deo. 29 At the heed.
quarters of t te deuartmant f the PUtta
lost nfght a , lispatcb was received from
Gen. Brooks which stated that Maj. White
sides, ia com mand of a battalion of the
Seventh can try, hod captured Big Foot
and his entir i bond near the head of Por
cupine creel; About 130 bucks surren
dered. Gen. Bmnkt elan talunnll
the bostilee in tbe Bad Lands had eurren-
dered.and wc aid reach Pine Ridge on Tues
day. "Bright 1 nsent word Saturday nig at
rt t1!,- 1i- 1. T, 1J .I... . ...
nmuu buss. nau tne nosaiet
bad left the 1 lad lamia atwt ui.i. .
few hours' m n-ch of tbe agency. ,
; Irlea Oat by the Iraa Harea.
DlADWOOD a D.. Dec 29. Tbe last six.
horse stage : sailed oat Sunday amid the
eneers oi tbe Bjtnltltode and the strains
martial mat ic The eoach wa
down with p awe a. Lcuk'-t
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DEED OF A FIEND.
Terrible Butchery of a Family,
A. rATHEE'S DimiSH rEEOCTTT.
He Ope as rire aa His Family with Two
. Platola, aad Then Coaaaletea Hla Work
with a Kalfe Wife, 8oa aad Owe Daach
ter Feel the KOerta of His Hallraaat
Rage His FlennUh Blaaghter Vt the
Former Almeat Iaeredlble The Trag
edy IVoaad l p with Salrlde.
St. Pact, Minn., Dec 29. A horrible
tragedy occurred near the town ot Carlisle,
In Wilkin county Saturday night. Carl
Reber, a German, 00 years of age, lived in
Wilkin county about twelve miles from
this city. Ilia family consisted of a wife,
aged 4V; son Henry, 23, and three daugh
ters, aged 22, 1(1. and 14. A few weeks ago,
after a violent family broil. Reher quit
tbe house and weut to live in Elizabeth, a
town eight miles distant.' Saturday night
he retnrned borne about 9 o'clock. Alter
greeting bis family be stepped into a room
at the back of the house and a moment
later reappeared ot tbe door with a self
cacking revolver in each hand, which he
leveled and began firing. .
The Knife Waa Mara Deadly.
After wounding bis son, eldest daughter
and wife tbe lamp was extinguished by
one of tbe bullets. The entire family mode
rush for the door, hoping to escape in
the darkness. Reber dropped his revolver
and drew a huge carving knife, with which
be fatally subbed bis son. Tbe three
daughters got safely out of the house, and
hid themselves in tbe outbuildings. Reber
then turned on bis wife and stabbed and
hacked ber full of boles, any oue of the
half dozen of which would hove been
The Flead' Harder of HU Wire. .
' After .bis wife had fallen apparently
dead in the' bouse Reber went out to find
his daughters and finish bis work. He
did not succeed, and returned to tbe house.
His wife was gone, and the youngest
daughter, who watched the scene from
tbe haymow, describes what next occurred.
Her father appeared at the door with tbe
dripping knile still ia his hand. The full
moon lighted up tbe landscape bril
liantly and he saw his wife crawling
painfully on her hands and knees fifty
yards away. He ran to ber and again fell
upon her with fiendish ferocity, and
plunged the knife again and again into
ber prostrate body. Then he returned to
thehous.. After ber husband's death the
poor woman crawled back to tbe house,
and lay almost by tbe side ot ber dead
husband. She bad only strength to tell
tbe story of the awful tragedy, and then
Final Act of the Tragedy.
Wben the neighbors, who were at
tracted by the abootiug, - arrived tbey
found Reber stone dead, with a bullet in
his brain and a rope around his neck. He
had thrown the rope over a beam and put
tbe noose around bis neck, and as the
noose tightened had blown out his brains.
Except tbe frequent quarrels in the fam
ily there is no known cause for Reher 'a ac
tion. The tragedy is one of the most hor
rible as well as inexplicable in the crim
inal annals of Minnesota.
Everything Soaked with Blood.
Physicians soon arrived and dressed the
wounds of Henry Reber and his sister.
The former had lost an immense quantity
of blood, and his injuries are so severe it is
thought be cannot survive. Tbe girl
will probably recover, though ber
wound is dangerous. Everything in and
about tbe cabin is soaked with
blood, ond tbe scene was one of the
most ghastly that could be imagined.
That the deed was premeditated is shown,
by tbe fact that be brought with him from
Elizabeth three revolvers all fully loaded,
and that the rope which be used to bong
himself was entirely new, bought only
the day before in Elizabeth.
ROBBED PETER TO PAY PAUL.
A Wlaeoaala Maa Takea His Adopted
Child' Moaey to Pay a Shortage,
ClXSTOX-iLli, Wis., Dec. 29. Gustavo
Kueutzel, the postmaster at Marion, who
was found to he 11.111 abort in him ac
counts last week, was treasurer of tbe
school board at that place, and it is found
tbat about t900 was to be paid into tbe
treasury about Jan. 15. Home years ago
Mr. Kuentzel adopted a child who was In
possession of 116,000, ond this, together
with the other money, has been turned
over as sernrity, leaving tbe chad without
a penny. Kuentael was at one time a ma
rine officer of high standing ia the German
service, from which he resigned owing to
some trouble with tbe authorities.
O-Shea'a Reply to Healy.
Lokdok, Dec IS. Raving been ad
vised tbat an action for libel would not
lie, CopL O'Sbeo publishes certain
correspondence to dispose of Healy's taunt
that O'Sbeo bartered bis wire's honor to
gain a seat in parliament. The corre
spondence shows that Parncll did not first
propose the name of O'Sbeo for a parlia
mentary seat, but was inclined to oppose
it until he found that certain Libeiala,
among them Jo Chamberlain, believed
tbe captain should be given o seat in
recognition of his service to the Liberal
and Home Rale parties.
Cool aad Brave Mies Healbrete.
Boston-, Dec. 29. A party of young
women went to Wenham late but Thure
day to skate. Upon arriving It was found
that they would have to walk a plonk to
reach tbe ice. One of tbe girls, Mies Cobb,
lost ber balance and fell into tbe water,
which was thirty feet deep. Miss Heath
cote lay down on the plank and waited,
and when ber friend arose to the surface
she clutched her arm and held her out of
water until assistance came. There was
no fuss nor screaming, and the facts would
not have got into the papers if Miss Heath
oote could have prevented it.
Kaoeked Oat with a Revolver.
Chicago, Dec 29. While intoxicated
Saturday night, Michael Slavin and his
brother Frank attempted to thrash the
Berry family. After Tom Berry and hi
father, on old man, hod been knocked
down, Harrison Berry got bis revolver and
fatally shot Michael Slavin and slightly
wounded Frank. Tom ond Harrison
Berry have been arrested.. Tbe trouble
arose from Michael Slavin 'a attention to a
sister of tbe Berrys.
km Got Tired of Each Other.
MorKT STERLIXd, Ills., Dec . John
Barry and Dollie Johnson, who eloped
hence two weeks ago, have both returned,
the girl preceding Barry a week. She de
nies being with bim after leaving Clayton,
but tbey were seen together in several Mia.
sour! towns. Barry spent a week in Kan
sas City before returning home. He has
resumed bis position in his father's store,
but has not returned to bis deserted wife
Will Be Mo strike at Pallataa.
Chicago, Dec 29. The threatened
strike at the Pullman works was settled
Saturday by tbe 200 blacksmiths who went
out being ordered back to work. Com-
tnirteea rervresenting the hi oeVamlt!.. 1
tbe men employed in the other depart
menta affected by the new schedule of
wages neia a two nors' conference with
Manager Sessionaat. the end of which it
was decided to accept the scale.
- Fallare of aa Old Baaklhg Fire.
GRKKLEY, Colo., Dec 20. The old bank
ing firm of Hai.ter &. West has tailed
through bad outside investments Mr.Hun
ter and Mr. West have mode on assignment
sf all of tbeir personal property oa well as
tbe bank's as- eta. If time is given no one
will lose anything.
WIU Blaekliet Bad Advortiaera.
Buffalo, N. T., Dec 2. At a meeting
hers Saturday of tbe Western New York
Newspaper union the president waa au
thorised to begin the publication ot a
blacklist of undesirable advertisers for tbe
exclusive use of members.
. Strikers Accept aa OTe.-. -LOKDOK.
Dee. 2a Tbe atrikan.- -1 Unit
have resolved to accept tbe offer of the
managers for an i mm irk-
out a reduction of bourt . .
'-' Waa It X,
BLIX. Dec n :
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The fount Haa aalaed Her Hasbaad.
SaK Ditiio, fat, Dec 29. Connteas
Porisi, who attempted suicide by taking
poison Christmas Day on account of the
death ot her husband, died at National
City Saturday, lier husband was of the
nobility of Austria. He waa wild indis
position and a bard drinker, which waa
tbe reason probably of bia auicide. Word
had been received from bia family that If
the countess lived she was to be sent to
Austria to take ber rank and station ia
that country. If she died her body waa
to be aent w ith ber husband's. Sbe was at
one time a teacher in tbe University of
Galveston, and it wa thera tbe count met
and married ber.
Haa It Forgot tea Plggjett t
Loxnos, Dec 28. Recently The Times
charged that O'Brien bod advocated the
use of dynamite and that be bad written
an a Hide to that effect for The Irish
World. O'Brien denied this moat posi
tively and demanded an apology. Ths
Times now declines either to withdraw
Its assertion oa to O'Brien's alleged utter
ances or to apologize for ita publication,
but accepts his assurance that be did not
contribute tbe article to Tbe Irish World.
Oar Plaa Is
Loxuox, Dec M. Tbe German railroad
system continues to be a source of annoy
ance to iu owner, tbe government. Tbe
revenue, instead of Increasing, fat yearly
becoming lees and less. Tbe receipts la
November last were 2,000,01) marks less
thnn in the soma month of the previous
fear, though 020 kilometres of rail Lava
been odded since then.
The Ms lays' Tramp BvCo.'.
ST. Ijocis, Dec 29. Tbe folU-ing ore
tbe results ot tbe six days' go ss you pleas
match which endel Sunday at midnight:
Herty. SIH miles; Moore. Hit; Meier, ttH;
Golden, Son; tampaua. tfcr, Nolao, 4J0;
Hawlev, a The gate receipts amounted
to about &i,0UQ, of which tbe men bo cov
ered .MX) mites received half. Herty will
get about iZStk '
White-Cape at Work la Oh In.
Canton, Or, Dec 29,-Tbe White-Caps
hove commenced to send out their notices
in the region of Nashville. A farmer
named John Kaylor found one written in
blood and containing a rut of a coffin ond
cross-hones tacked up on his premises,
warning him to stop drinking and cease
abusing bis wife snd family. A bundle of
switches lay near the notice. Kaylor ia a
hard drinker and it is said outrageously
abuses his wife when drunk, lie bos
taken a gnn and left for parts unknown.
Tho Nortoa-Blrdsall Keaaatloa.
Cmi'ACio, Dec 211. J. II. Norton, who
has to defend a suit for $M,(m which Mrs.
Birdsall's husband will prosecute, said Sat
urday tbat tbe prank be and Mrs. RirdKs.il
played was just as she explained it; that
be bas never been unduly intimate with
the young wife, and tbeir n-Uiiona were
merely friendly. Birdsall, on tbe contra
ry, say be will press the suit, as well as
that for divorce. He has left his wife,
giving ber all the furniture of his home
Ilseorery of Tta ta Texas.
Sah Antonio, Tex., Dec, 29. Louis
Giraitd, a prominent civil engineer, ar
rived in this city Saturday with specimens
from tbe new tin discovery which has recent
ly been made ontheColorodoriverin Llano
county, I'M) miles northwest of here, Tbe
deposit covers a large extent. Mr. Giraod
brings tbe ores here to be sampled. He
says new discoveries are being niade daily
and sixty deposits have already been
The Railway Mtrihe ia tfceetlaad.
Giasoow, Dec 29. The striken aUe.-e
that among tbe men now being employed
by the railway companies are many vic
tims of O'lor bliudness, who were former
ly discharged becauss of tbeir deficiency
in t bis respect. Tbe Society of Amalga
mated Knginrer bas donated AOUO to the
strike fund. Tbe rmiHuyee of tbe North
western railway . Lave resolved ta giv
each a day's ny every week to aid lbs
A Case af Retrlbatioa.
Pe?i Ya, N. V, Dec 29. In Novem
ber, ltr4, dotueatlc trisauderatanding of
long duration between Edward Hughes
and his wife culmiuated iu what was in
tended to be a cold ttiouded and cnwarrlly
assassination of Hughes by his son.
Michael. 1 be latter waa Sunday morning
found dead in tbe snow w be re be assault
ed bis fat bet- frozen to death.
Coi'ktil lli.rrrs, Lv. Dec at. H. D.
Powers bas sued the firm nf Raymond
Bros., contractors, for "J0,(m damages,
claiming t bat while working for I he firm
in Omaha bis hand was crushed, and it Lc
came neccsKary to amputate two fingers,
on account of tbe or material and ma
chinery usrd by defendants.
Want It 4nea Ssadays.
Ciiicaoo, Dec 2 Much surprise was
occasioned in this city yetrd.iy by a
sermon preached by Rev. C J. Adams, of
St, Lukes Episcopal church, ia which ha
conies out at tangly in favor of having the
World's Fair open Sunday for tbe benefit
of those who would find it difficult, and ia
some casn impossible, to attend any ot ber
Tllaa tor t'altae Mate Seaator.
Chicauo, Dec 31. Tbe Tiniea bo
gathering straws as to how the senatorial
windblown In Witconain, and finds that
out of forty-eight Democrat ir papers a
that state thirty-nine are fear Vila and a R
Hlrkaaaa Wa a tieed thou
Pi fblo, Cola. Dec. 29. -Oiories Oscar
bar-tendrr, and Edward. Hickman, a pbs
tograpbor, engaged ia a shooting arrape
Saturday nigbt, in which tbe former was
shot four tiUHM Oecar is nut expected ts
A prominent pbyiicisi sod old ana;
surgeoa ia eastern Iowa was railed away
from home for a few days. During bis
absence one of the children contracted a
severe cold, and his wtfs bought bo Ills
of Chtmbtrlalns Cough Remedy for ft
They wars so much pleased with tbe
remedy that they afterwords used sev
eral bottles at various times. He said
from experience with it, be regirded a as
the most reliable preparation ia ass for
colds, and Ah at It come the -nearest of be
lag a specific of any medicine he. had
ever seea. Tor sole by Bona A Baha
A steal Balaam is Xams's Bausav
The dicliouery says, balsam la a
thick, pure, aromatic substance flowing
from trees." Kemp's Balsam for ths
throat and In no- m lh Akl unnali .4 !
cine tbat is a real balsam. Maty thin.
weusry oougu remec les are called balaam s
bnt such are not. Look through a battle
of Kemp's Balsam aad notice what a pure,
thick preparauoa It is. If you couch
OSS Kemn's Rahman At -II
r . UlHKKIil .
Large bottles 60c oad fl.
In ths pursuit of tha goo thlnga of
bis world wa anticipate too mock; we
sot out tbe heart aad svraetoaa of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
tbem. Tbe results obtained from tha u
Df Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic for exceed
tU claim. It cures dyspepsia, mad oil
ltomach, liver, kidney aad bladder
troubles. It Is O tMrfart tnnlo
blood purifier, a aura eara tor ague aad
Bal-riai diseases. Price, CO cents, of
Ts Husssjs awaUitales
If TOa will aemd taa m AA,mmm
Wilr- mail Von onr llmalrat
explaining all about Dr. Dye's celebrated
electro voltaic belt aad applioaces, aad
their chorming effects upon, ths nervous
debilitated system, aad how they will
cjua;aiy restore JOQ IO Vigor, maBbOOd
aad health. Pamphlet free. If ton oia
thus afflirtari. wa will aaad to a h.w ..a
applbusces oa a trial. .
voltaic umut Co., Korshafl. Kick.
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t. L-sil ta Dallas Is St Boers.
St. Loatata Fart n orth ts n Hoaia.
I somtpeaaiselj auk tha to all BrtBClael
lasa aad aMsloa vocals.
31 Ljexrs C;:c! J"
Children's Suita from f I op to $2.
Boys' 8nits from $3 up to $10.
Mens 8nits from $3 up to $25.
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Convince Yourself by cabling on
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MOLINE, - ILLS.
Osaa aaDy tram t A. BL ta I P. . aa oaTaa
say sas satcraar BTralasa frost 1 as
latereat allowed oa Desposila at the rate
of 4 per Cent, per Aaotua.
Deposits received in amounts of
$1 and Upwards.
The prtvste saaeertf sf the Trsataaa hi
sihw to tkaaapwitaia Tho aalcor era proaibt
as tram honowta aarof lu asm Mtaor
"rrwaan s. w. wsssmea. Fioslsawl: raa
vSomaas, Vies IWtaaxVC. W. atsaaawar.
Taoyvaas T. nahek, w" "klaarv.
n. H """ . w . a. aawaraa,
ITk,Ckamr aavtaosaaak hi Back
W. C. IIAUCKEH,
lahaarty VtatCsw ts lvawfl laaval fslttS)4 ffoV ttsaf ksV
Day and Resukr Boarding
M islars wKk a chate lat af OtaearMa.
1 arsSeis a asatlalty.
ta aasrklas fsoiis-
haa it 11 1 as tar las kaast aaoa of say hwka Sj
atoaa sack tovaalto rfl.
r la araor taaar 1 aia
vary sassaasMe srkas.
1 ts alee aagacee la the
KIR A U
Yonr Attention to Ilia Immense
Snow Shovels for Snow
Shovels for Coal.
Shovels for Politicians.
house that are soluble for Imis
and builders' hardware.
There Will Be no Pony Show
or roods sold at coat or below rod at
Oil Fotsnh Avwaaa.
a.X!i,k rd U, .-5 to KlT tm UckM u rPi kay a 4.318 worth at !.:-
cTt IhataayV-ufJ1"" b"J ' '
H. SIETiTOIXr & SON,
toves and Tinware,
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Baxter Baaoer CooUax aad IUoliaC Stores od Us Oeaeaee Coosic Store..
Tin, Ccppcr and Sheet Iron Wcrk.
1B08 SECOND -1VE, BOCK ISLAND. ILL.
1VL E. lVTJRR,risr,
Choice Family Groceries
sft Will he
J. t. rixojsr,
And Dealer in Mem Fine Woolens.
1703 Ctcocd Avecoe.
C FVather Dastera, 1
Oarpet Sweepers. ( Taw mt4
t Carpet Biretcbers,
1823 Second avenue
riT TTTi"Tri."Tna To r
avaaas aad Twraty-Am Be. Rack Islssl
sals St aawaat bvtef prasaa. A
of Secretary Froctor and his two r-s
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