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PooKKirK dinners" sre the fad in
Ce east. At every course the guests
A CosNjtcTiccT weather prophet pre
'tMots an unusually cold winter from thii
iv-but then tills prophecy was given up
t Vhe solicitation of anxious Ice deal
Hxtixo defeated one Wilson at the
polls, "Sister" Payne shouldn't forget the
fact that be will find another Wilson at
Springfield, irhose rights will be recog
elied by the house of representatives
IT would have flteen a good tbing for
Payne bad he bee a defeated yesterday,
thus saving him the'iiatnllialion and cha
grin of receiving the grand bour.ee at
Bprlncflwld next month.
I Bt tbe way of a New Tear's greeting,
(the Annus presents its compliments to
Messrs. George W- Vinton, of Moline,
and Jobn A. Wilson, of Rural, as demo
critic representatives -elect for tbe Twen
ty-flrst district. - .
Patnx is no nearer tbe goal of bis am
billon now than he was before tbe special
election, excepting that Gov. Fifer will is
sue htm a certificate of election. But
then the governor isnt tbe house of rep-
resentatlves, neither does be control that
Ir It weren't too palpably sarcastic tbe
Ahocs would wish "Sister" Payne
happy New Year. Under the circum
stances, however, the best we can do is
to trust tbal he will not in tbe next
twelve months sing ss doleful a tune as
that political corpse, William H. Gest.
Tin most cruel blow of all was tbe re
pudiation of Payne by the farmers of re
publican Zuma. bis home. Payne has
always boasted that Zuma could be de-
pended upon to give a republican ma
jority on any and all occasions, but
Payneism seems to have been tbe turning
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point in its political Distory.
The tnf lal Rlrrtlea.
As was expected and predicted by the
Arous. tbe special election held In Ibis
senatorial district yesterday, resulted In
the election of Wm. Payne by a good
majority. There was no organized effort
against him, and he practically had mat
- ' 'en bis own way. The democrats had
a candidate, and it wsa nnrinuhtswll a
wre to show tbeir sympathy with tbe
,mers movement that induced those to
te who did. The general apathy of
be democrats is best illustrated la those
precincts where democratic sentiment
"7- prevails, especially In the cities which are
entirely responsible for whatever ma
jority Mr. Payne has received. In tbe
rural districts tbe vote is highly compli
mentary to Mr. Wilson and a corres
ponding rebuke to Payne or rather to tbe
party whom he represented. Tbe result
as concerns tbe country precincts, there
fore. Is significant in that it shows tbat
the farmers, as a class, are gradually bnt
surely arraying themselves against repub
licanism and its attendant evils.
Bad tbe democrats as a psrty recog
N nlsed tbe validity of yesterday's election,
and endorsed tbe candidacy of Mr. Wilson
the wuccess of Mr. Payne would have
been a ipatter of serieus doubt. There
turns do fkot by any means show a republi
can victory. Tbe republican majority In
the district Jb the presidential vote in
1888 was overVs.OOO, and Payne's major
ity Is esUmah at about one-half of
these figures. With anything like an
organised effefy on tbe part of the demo
crats la the cities of Bock Island and Mo
line, this county would have been lost to
Payne, and similar action on tbe part of
the democrats in the larger towns of
Henry county would have served to make
that county uncomfortably close.
Under tbe existing circumstances, how
ever, tbe Abous is surprised at tbe msg
nllude of tbe vote csst for W. C. Wilson.
The occasion called for no participation
- on the part of democrats. They elected
Geo. W.Vinton and John A. Wilson on
the 4lh day of November last While it
is true tbat Mr. Wilson has had to
bring a contest to secure his rights,
and it may be tbat he will be denied
them, the probabilities are tbat he will be
seated. No matter what the result of
yesterday's election, law and equity de
mand that Mr. Wilson be recognized as
one of the representatives to the legisla
ture from this district. He has been
legally elected and he should be legally
seated. At least there can be no vacancy
until his claims are discredited by the
tribunal vested with the powers to pass
judgment on his case. If the legislature
finds that his claims are valid, all well
and gcod, but if a contrary opinion
should obtain, then it is clearlv the dutv
f that body to order a new election, and
give the people of this district an oppor
inlty ef voting intelligently upon tbe
-station of wLom they desire to repre
sent them at Springfield in the place of
Mr. Collins. Yesterday's farce will have
no effect whatever in settling the dis
pute. It was a needless, foolish and
illegal piece of republican folly arbitrarily
saddled upon tbe taxpayers of the dis
trict. Health In Tollertlng Autograph.
Mr. Ferdinand J. I).vr, who lias resided
the greater portion of hm life at 1,520
Sprno street, in iliHtitiKuittlieU as an antV
quArinn. Mr. Drecr Is a native of Phlla
dulphia, bavliiu Imx-ii horn in this city on
tbe 2d of Mart, 1812. For many years he
was engaged iu tbe manufacture of geld
ware and awtaylnK. but be retired from
active biuineaa In lwO. it waa in 1849 that
he flmt commenced bla ml'.ecUon of auto
grapha with a letter of Lord Stirling, of
Revolutionary fame, ax a nucleus. At that
time be bad not the slightest idea to what
an extreme hia Inclination would lead; but
Jiidinic after a few month that he derived
great pleaanre, and that bis health; which
waa well niKU broken down by excessive
work, Improved by autograph gathering,
be auntiuued to indulge his love for the
lancinating amum-tiient until tbe present
time, wheu his collection has grown to the
enormoua size of considerably over 0 000
flexed. Mr. Drwr takea great delight in
repairing and arranging his lottora, which
task he accomplislws with the aid of old
papor resurrected a, odd momenta from
att.oi and cellars. BoVlcely is this mend-
""7; iwattr mark being some-
times identical) thot,)t is discovered with
Wolcott and Teller "Agin the
- Election Bill." . -
3ENAT0E EOAB IS ITS DEFUSE.
THm Junior Colorado Man Prefers Fraud
nlent 8tata Elections to Parity Secured
by t'nole Sam Teller Oenerally DIs
grantled Tha Proposal to Tarn the
Indiana Over to the War Department
and the IMHIcaltles In the Way Judge
Brown's Commissioa Signed. .
Washington City, Deo. 81. Two more
Republican senators come out as ob
structions in the way of the election bill
yesterday. Wolcott said he would vote
agninHt It and Teller, while saying that
he favored the princlpleof the bill, showed
that his help was not to be depended upon
to pass it Hour started tbe talk in coo
eluding his speech began Monday. He
sriticised tbe new constitution of
MimisHippi aud said the people were not
blind to the object of tbe Mississippi con
stitutional convention. If they were,
their eyea would have been opened by the
ieclaratlou of Judge Calhoun, the. presi
dent of the convention, avowing the pur
pose for which it was gathered, and who
suid tbat if he W4tre asked whether it was
tbe purpose to restrict negro suffrage, he
wonld frankly answer: "'Yes; tbat is what
we are here for." ?
An Appeal Against Discrimination.
Commenting upon remarks in Pugh's
speech as to the ignorance, barbarixm,
tnd criminality of black voters, Hoar said
that the gift of suffrage to tbe negroes hod
been tbe act of tbe whit Democracy of
the southern states when tbeir constitu
tions wore revised. If the negro were
ignorant, barbarous, criminal, he should
be denied the suffrage. The states had
the full constitutional right to deny it.
All the constitution of the United States
said was that if the negro be found in all
other respects fit for suffrage it should not
be denied to hi in because of bis race, color,
or previous condition. "Make a rule,"
said Hoar, "which under precisely tbe
same circumstances and condition of
facts, will deny tbe suffrage to the white
man who has not got what you tbink the
proper qualifications, and that is all that
has ever beeu required or deniuifh-d of
The Question Will Not Down.
Hoar recalled the Copiah massacre in
Mississippi, the murder of Prent Matthews
and the burning of his widow's bouse, and
said tbat within the present Christmas
season that widow's son, tbe Republican
postmaster, a young man of 21, bad been
shot down in the streets of Carrollton. the
home of Senator George. "How long,"
Hoar exclaimed, "how long, oh God, shall
the blood of the martyrs cry for venm-ance
from the ground? How long shall the
murder of men because tbey are Repub
licans be the only crime to which Repub
licans are indifferent. The senator refer
ring to Walthall thinks that tbe era of
these things is passing by in Mississippi.
Let us hope so. You have tried
everything else. Now try justice. You
have exhausted every policy and foiled.
This terrible question will not down."
Woleott Opposes the Measn re.
In stating that he should vote against
the bill Wolcot t said be regretted to do sit
Rut the bill was taking up all the time of
tbe senate to the exclusion of measures
much more important and necessary,
among them a silver bill, which should
be passed to avert a great financial calu ni
tty. Wolcott's argument against the elec
tions bill was one of expediency. He said
it could not be executed, and wonld only
reopen old wounds, and stop development
in tiie south He didn't believe in federal
control of elections. It was better that
local and state elections in New York . city
should be attended by fraud and dishon
esty than that they should he kept pure
by federal interference. - If the Chinese
had votes in Colorado and were in the
majority the white vote in some way and
by some method would govern anyhow.
Teller's General Complaint.
Stewart spoke against the silver bill re
cently reported and favored free coinage,
and then Teller got the floor and com
plained that the election bill was taking
too much time. He couldn't see why an
at tempt was not made to obtain a vote.
Tbe Democratic members bad shown no
disposition to unnecessarily delay a vote.
He believed it was kept before the senate
to stave off free silver. It depended upon
the condition of the bill when it came to a
vote whether be voted for it or not. He
was "not out of sympathy" with its pur
port He didn't like the proposed new
rule, because it would prevent amendment
ad lib. Generally Teller was dissatisfied
with the whole business.
A long and unprofitable discussion then
ensued on getting a quorum, which was
at last shut off by a motion to go into ex
TRANSFER OF THE INDIANS.
The President Thinking of Turning The
' Over to the War Otnee.
Washinotos CITY, Dec. SI. It Is re
ported here that ever since the beginning
of the present Indian troubles President
Harrison has been thinking seriously of
urging legislation to secure tbe transfer
of the Indians from the interior depart
ment to the control of the war depart
ment The matter was discussed at some
length during Gen, Miles' last visit east,
and all of the war department officials
united with him in the opinion that the
red men should be placed under military
control. When all the warriors have been
captured there will be a radical departure
in the met hod, of managing the various
Patronage the Stumbling Block.
In view of the vast amount of civilian
patronage connected with the Indian
office the president will doubtless find it
difficult to secure legislation that will cur
tail the powers of that office; but there are
many things tbat may be done by execu
tive order, so that, while the transfer may
not tie formally etTected by an act of con
gres-i, the change can be practically ac
complished by putting army officers in
charge of the more important reservations
for purposes of administration, leaving
tne agents to look after the issue of sup
. In Senate and Bouse.
Washington City, Dec 81. The house
adjourned to Friday without transacting
In the senate yesterday Hoar continued
his speech in favor of tbe elections bill.
Wolcott (Rep.) addressed tbe senate in op
position to it. tub nnancial bill was taken
up Informally, and Stewart and Keogan
spoke against it The discussion 'of the
elections bill was resumed, and Teller
(Rep.) spoke against it, and against tbe
proposed change in tbe rules. Hale and
others urged tbe necessity of disposing of
the bill immediately. ' - .
Confirmed by the Senate.
WAsniNOTos City, Dec 8L The senate
yesterday confirmed the nominations of
John B. Jackson, of New Jersey, as second
secretary of legation at Berlin; John Cun
ningham as postmaster at Salem, Ills.,
and Col. Charles Sutherland, surgeon gen
eral of the United States army.
Justice Brown's Commission Signed.
Washisotox CtTr, Dec 8L The presi
dent yesterday signed the commission of
Henry B. Brown, of Michigan, as associate
justice of tbe supreme court of the United
GREAT FIRES AT LONDON..
One Costa 3.0OO.00O, and tbe Others Ba
salts In an Explosion.
Lokdon, Dec 81. Yesterday was the
worst day for fires tbat this city has ex
perienced in a long time. The first de
stryed about four blocks in Queen Vic
toria street, occupied by fur establishments
and paper factories, at a loss of 400,000,
and badly damaged St Benet's church, en
old landmark. At this fire tbe fire brig
ade did some very creditable work. The
weakness of the department is mostly in
respect to defective machinery, the men
men being excellently trained and very
brave and energetic . ' ' : ,
OsllMt Work of to Firemen. V-v.
Nothing could be better in ita way than
the raising of ladders to tbe top of the
steeple of Old 6u Benet's church, while
the bitter cold benumbed the hands of the
men engaged in the perilous task, and
they literally bad te f tan themselves to
the lr ietr to I j i lTX
on the rungs. It was considered impor- I
tact to put out tbe fire in the spire, both
to prevent the structure from falling on
distant buildings and thus spreading the
flames, and to prevent the total destruc
tion of the church itself. The manoeuvre
was successful in both respects and the
gallant firemen received well merited ap
plause irom tne auminng throng of spec
tators. A severe snow storm prevailed
wnne tne conflagration was In progress.
A Blaao Among the Naphtha.
While a large portion of the fire brigade
was occupied in battling with the fire in
Queen Victoria street another serious con
flagration was raging in tbe suburb of
Hackney. The property destroyed in t his
locality was tbe works of Carless. Capel &
ieonard, benzoline refiners and naphtha
distillers. There were 10,000 gallon of
spirits stored ' in tanks underneath the
buildings, and while the fire was in prog
ress several of these exploded with, great
force, injuring a number of persons and
terrorizing the population of tbe vicinity.
The shock of the explosion was plainly
felt at points in London five miles distant.
The works were entirely destroyed.
IGNATIUS DONNELLY'S CHANCE- '
He Captures the Minnesota Alliance, and
May Be V. 8. Senator.
St. Paitl, Dec 81. At yesterday's ses
sion of the state Farmers' Alliance con
vention Mr, Donnelly, the state lecturer,
delivered bis annual address. He warmly
congratulated tbe convention on the im
mense vote polled last November for tbe
Alliance ticket and urged that the Alli
ance must maintain its separate identity
and not fuse with Democrats or Repub
licans. Pending the report of the com
mittee on credentials an adjournment was
At the evening session Ignatius Don
nelly was elected president of the state
Alliance by a vote of 542 to 105 for Hal
versen, 6 tor Hall, and two for Owen.
This may make him United States sena
tor, as the Alliance has the balance of
power iu the legislature.
THE BOULOGNE CONFERENCE.
Parnell and O'Brien Meet, bnt What They
. - Maid Has Not Transpired.
BocxoGSE, Dec SL The statement offi
cially given out in regard to the Parnell
O'Brien conference yesterday is as follows:
"Mr. Parnell and Mr. O'Brien met here
to-day and hod a prolonged conversation,
which will be resumed in a few days."
Parnell, accompanied by John and W.
Redmond. Kenny and Clancy, all mem
bers of narliament: A-nlK- tli.- ?.tftA
candidate in Kilkenny, and Byrne, editor
of The Freeman's Journal, arrived here
yesterilay. as did O'Brien. It was decided
that only members of parliament should
take part in the conference.
The Conferm-st flnMi fnr rhm Tim. '
Parnell looked well bnt continued to
wear a bandage over his eye. He and
O'Brien, after exchanging greetings, re
tired to a private room and were in con
ference for about halt an hour. Subse
quently all the Irish visitors took luncheon
together. It is learned that tbe two lead
ers met in a cordial spirit. The conference
was very animarea, telegrams being eon
Stantlv dt4nMtchAtl in Ii'n lanH .nl m
land, and answers being received. The
rarueii party went to London to-day and
O'Brien and Gill returned to Paris.
. CRIMINAL CARELESSNESS
Responsible fur the Death of Two Men
and Injury to Others.
New Vokk, Dec 8L The roof of a big
brewery, occupying a whole block, and in
coursa or construction between Twentv-
ninth and Thirtieth streets, fell in yester
day, burying forty men in the ruins. The
fire department was called out and suc
ceeded in extricating all of tbe workmen,
twelve injured, twnnf whnn, rticwl UIav in
the dny. The list of dead and injured is
as ioiiows: Dead James Durneen, skull
fractured; Lewis Weber, crushed. In
juredA. Ackermen, contusions of head
and boflv 4 ftrupnlinro,- T?Anll,
v , . - n"
Dorn, Cooper Ebley, Thomas Lahey
uu joun 'runy, all received con
tusions: John Hnm intAmal in
juries; Thomas Heath, scalp wound;
Peter Hbndrictl- hark inlnr.1 Thm
foremen of the gang of workmen have
wwn piacea under arrest, charged .with
being criminally , responsible for the
Attempted to Aasnult an Actress.
Boston-, Dec. 31. An assault was at
tempted upon Miss Ada Dare, a member
or Monroe and Rice's "My Annt Bridget"
compan;, at the stage entrance of the
Park theatre, Monday night by a man
namea James Morton, an ex Xale student
who became infatuated with the actress at
New Haven about four months ago, and
who has persistently followed her ever
since. Morton tried to strike Miss Dare
on the bead with a club, but owing to her
acuity the blow fell short of its mark and
the intended victim escaped without in-
Jury, as did also her assailant, for whom
tne poliw are looking.
Kaiser Billy's Sleigh Ride.
Lokdos, Dec 3L The German emperor
enjoyed a sleigh ride Monday in truly
royal fashion. It is not for ordinary mor
tals to have their snow laid down for
them to order, but this is what whs done
for llhelm IL He had tbe rood from
his castle to the Brandenburg palace gate
uiicKiy covered, with the fresh snow.
which nnture bad not supplied insuffici
ent depth, and when the tusk had been
completed he took a lively spin with the
empress and the children, all seeming to
enjoy themselves immensely.
Three Laborers Terribly Mangled.
Buffalo, X. Y., Dec. 81. Three no
known Polish laborers, apparently return
ing from their day's work and walking on
the New York Central railroad tracks in
this city last night in stepping out of the
War Of an nnnroachinir entrine walked in
front of tbe fast mail train coming out of
tne city and all were struck aud instantly
killed, their bodies beinir ao terrihlv
mangled tuat they were scarcely recogniz-
Harrington Make n Prophecy.
DUBLIS, Dec SL At a meeting of the
league yesterday Timothy Harrington
said the American press did its utmost to
strike down Parnell, but American audi
ences would not listen to a man who
raised his voice against ParnelL
He was confident tliat Hennessy would be
unseated. The minority were willing to
accept any compromise that Me
O'Brien and Parnell would agree upon.
The Row Over the Omaha Bridge.
Omaha, Neb.. Dec. 3L The refusal of
the Union Pacific to allow the Milwaukee
and St. Paul road to use its bridge and
yards was brooch t about by the discovery
that the contract entered Into by the two
companies gave the Milwaukee and St.
Paul road control of the Union Pacific
yards. The Milwaukee ami St. Paul road
has em-aged counsel to enforce the. con
tract through the courts.
A Pern liar Malady. ...
Amsterdam. N. Y., Dec 81. An eni
deniic which is as annoying as last year's
.grip is prevalent here.. The disease is an
enteric fever, linvinif most of the symptoms
ol the typhoid. Ilia first sign u nausea,
followed with violent .headache, soreness
in the muscles, pains in the back, diarrhoea
and high fever. - It is said that over sixty
sunerers are .now uii;ter doctors, caru. '
English Women Addicted to Gambling.
Losiios, Dee. 81. The prevalence of
petty gHmbltn? among women is a matter
of concern to tbe authorities of the lartter
cities and manufacturing towns of Kugi
land, u omen 4 clubs are formed, each
person giving a shilling a week, and the
members throwing dice for the amount.
"Dear Kate" Treated Frigidly. , .
Londox. Dec 81. A report from Paris
says that Mrs. O'Sbea sought an inter
view with O'Brien, but succeeded only in
seeing his mother-in-law, Mrs. Ratfalo
vitch, who treated her with frigid cere
mouiousnesa. . .
- Approval Didn't Cost Anything. .
London, Dec SL The queen has sent
her approval, but not her check, to the
Church Army Labor Home scheme, which
is the rival of Gen. Booth's Salvation
Army plan for the redemption of "Darkest
England." ' '
. - " Coal Production Aednsed.
New Yokk, Dec 8L The coal sales
gents met yesterday and decided to re
strict prod uctlon - for H month of Jano--
to C VA.&.-Q to; 3. 1 riaaa wars left us.
:''jf 5 "" ' '
The I Celebrated Russian Ar-
( rives at New York.
TEE D: MAKDS OF EtS PS0PAQ1SDA.
Civil at 1 Religions Liberty AU That Kl-
hilisa. ksks-The Aotoeraey Kaat Go,
hut tlx Present Cmar Might Bn Ufa
Prt lest His Mission to Stimulate
Ontaiht Opinion A Practical Indorse
. aaent ef Terrorism Under the CI rev Ba
st not a. ;
New York, Dec St Sergins Stepnlak,
the fasious Russian revolutionist, exile
and wt iter, arrived in New York yester
day on the Utnbria, and is occupying
apartmtnta at the Everett house. Mrs,
Stepnia) ; accompanies htm. He has come
to this country to deliver fifty or mora
lectures Stepniak mnst measure 6
feet li; in height and weigh 190
pounds. Tbe loosely fitting tweed suit
which lie wean makes him look an
even bet t ier man. He is well propor
tioned, ivith erect body, full chest, mag
nificent shoulders and a well-balanced
head. 1 ie bos full, black whiskers and
busby, 1 lack hair. His eyes are black and
full of life and intelligence, and bis face is
altogeth ir a pleasing one, showing great
animation as-be talks and expressive of
dignity imd character in repose .
What the Nihilists Wans.
"The ihilists as a party, said he, "be
lieve tba t certain things should be given
to tbe eople of Russia. Tbey want a na
tional pt rliament, universal suffr ge.local
autonomy, and nationalization of bind.
They dt not believe in a state church.
but in absolute freedom in relig
ious mi ttters. For the present they
are fighting for but one thing,
and that is for tbe substitution of a free
government in the place of autocracy.
They ask no more than this, milling to
leave th ) rest to be settled afterward and
willing t ) take their chances with other
parties it tbe determination of what in
stitution are best suited to a free people.
They do not ask for a republic They
are individually Republicans. They wonld
be willin ? that tbe reigning csar should be
president for life - But they do insist tbat
autocratic power shall be done away
HU Mission to This Coantry.
He said he did not come here to make
money, but as the representative of Free
Russia, a paper published in England, a
paper wh icu has for its object tbe awaken
ing in tb civilized nations of the world a
sentiment, of disapproval of tbe course of
the Russian government toward the peo
ple of Rn asia. "We have no popular sen
timent tt which we may appeal," be said,
"in our o rn land in the hope that it may
lead to a notification of the rigorous treat
ment of Ins subjects administered by tbe
czar. Bt t we realize tbat foreign opinion
of our country boa a tremendous influence.
In tbe sentiments of other people than our
own we g ve found a lever wbich we may
use to gn at advantage in our work."
ave an Kvaalvo Answer.
Wheu iisked if he indorsed the practices
of tbe Kuwan terrorists, be replied with
the count ir question: "If any one of yon
should have your sisters flogefd what
would be your feelings what step would
yon stop at to overturn the government
tbat auth 3nzed such a punishmentr Then
he went on to descril the relation
prevailing in Russia between people
and sovereign. Tbe conditions were
so ' sevtre, he said, that they
could no . be tolerated. "We tried the
propagaiK la first," he continued, -but we
got nothing from it except tbe moat cruel
and barbt rons treatment of all who took
part in it. There is no other way than by
tbe use of force to get what we want and
must havit, and I believe that it will in tbe
end be bet ter for humanity if force shall
be used u an it would be if we should con
tinue to e- idurc"
t'ir.4 of the "Illegal People."
"I had n iy first trouble with tbe govern
ment," sai d Stepniak, "in 1S73, when I was
molting p'-opaganda among tbe peasants.
I was ore1 sred into exile, but 1 did Dot
leave the country. I changed my name
and residence somewhat and still kept
on with lay work. I was probably tbe
first of wl at are known as the illegal peo
ple.' Th tt phrase covers persona who,
having be. m ordered to leave tha country,
stay in it i inder assumed names, liable, if
apprehent ed, to undergo severe pnnish
ment," Sxpniak declined to state what
his true n ime was.
DESTITUTION IN CHICAGO.
A Pltlabl.- and Ghastly Been In a Pan Una
Chicago, Dec EL In a squalid room at
North Pailina and Julian streets Mrs.
Freda Sch altz was found yesterday after
noon lyinj at the point of death. At her
side lay bi-r twin boy babies dead. They
were bore Sunday morning and died
twenty-four hours later from want of at
tendance. The room was almost desti
tute of furniture. A pile of half com
pleted t ro users lay in one corner
of tbe root l The poor, woman had been
working o i them when she was taken
sick. The coroner was notified, and the
dead baher were taken to the morgue.
County A gent Foley called at the bouse
late in the afternoon and had Mrs. Schulta
removed to the county hospital Her con
dition is critical and the physicians have
small hopes for - her recovery. Mrs.
Scbultz wis deserted by her husband tour
months ag k
SCOTC4 STRIKERS WEAKENING.
A Change f Policy by the Railway OS
riaie Has n Doeidod Effect.
London, Dec. SL The Scotch railway
strikers be( n to show nnmlstakeable signs
of weakening yesterday owing tothe num
ber of dest rtlons from their ranks. Tha
companies have changed their tactics; and
instead of instituting a virtual lock-out
against the men they are offering every
Inducemen ; to individuals to resume their
former plai es. This haa had a decided ef
fect upon -he more weak-kneed of the
strikers, mitny of whom are beginning to
feel the pre ure of want, and are panic
stricken Irr the apparent ability of the
companies t oget along without the old force.
There is aba some dissension among the
strikers as o matters of policy, and this
difficulty, r bich has existed in a slight de
gree since t lie strike began, is assuiniug a
- Charge Against County Ctorhw
Axbakt,; K Y., Dec 81. Specific
charges .. a ptinst - Daniel E. Conway,
county clerU of Renssalaer county, have
been filed v-ith Governor Hill by Super
visor Dunhi .tn, of that county. Conway
is charged with inserting fraudulent
items in hit bills, including bills for elec
tion expense , of. courts, etc, which were
enlarged. His charged that be also ex
acted fees" f jr tbe recording of judgments,
decrees and suits. It is asked tbat tha
governor give a hiring, and that upon
proof of tin niattet$ding presented, Con
way be rem' wed from office.
R ed Clots Bevom Tonra.
Trot, N.'f., Dec BL-John Reed, con
victed of 8 .tempted train wrecking at
Greenburgh Sept. 4, was brought Into
court y ester lay morning and sentenced to
Dannemora prison for aeven years. His
accomplices, Arthur Buett and Thomas
L. Coin, entered pleas of guilty to the in
dictment hi if an hour later. Buett was
given two yi ars in Clinton prison and Cain
three years itnd eight months. The three
men broke t own aud sobbed aloud when
sentence wat pronounced. -
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Will C Dawn Tholr Works.
' Pittsbcbc , Pa.. Dec 81. The iron fur
nace proprl -tors in the Mahoning and
Shenango 'alley held an important
meeting at Youngstown. O., yesterday
and resolvec that en Jan. 10 they will
close down their furnaces indefinitely.
Twenty -thro i furnaces were represented.
The operate rs claim that owing to the
high railroat . tariffs and tbe present coat
of coke they are unable to continue work
except at a I savy loss, '
A Lit e Shindy at Tlppomry.
LoKDox. D ic 8L An exciting encoun
ter occurred -j t Tipperary Monday between
the Parnellit a and anti-Parnellitea. Dur
ing a gathet ing at the market tha two
factions can to blows with sticks. No
body was . as ions' y hart. The ant-lSe-seilitea
were 3n 1 v ' , -1 , v
to4 - jf
i i . v
Redskins Attack a Train Near
' Pine Ridge.
BfTAUTBT GOES TO THE EES CUE.
The Indiana Driven to the HILta, Leav
ing Thirty-Three Dead on the Field
. A Night or Terror at the Agjr Re
lieved by tha Retnrn of the Oallant
Seventh Report of the Carnage at the
right on Monday Ninety-Two Dead
Braves So Far Coanted.
PDfK RiDOE Agexct, 8. D., Dec St An
other bloody battle between the redskins
and the troops was fought within sight of
the agency early yesterday, in which
thirty-three of the bostiles of Two Strike's
band were killed and - a number
Of soldieri fell dead or severely
wounded. About daylight, as tbe
supply train of the Seventh cavalry
was returning from the scene of Monday's
battle on Wounded Knee Creek, and when
within a short distance of the agency, an
attack was made upon it ry the bostiles
of Two Mrike's band, who yesterday took
refuge In the hills just north of the agency.
Tbe attack was sudden and unexpected,
but the troopers who formed the escort
made a sharp and determined resistance,.
Calient Dash at tba Hostile.
They were deployed to the north of the
train and returned tbe fire of the redskins
with vigor. Tbe first noise of the battle
was heard at the agency and a body of in
fantry was at once hurried out to tbe sup
port of the troopers.' Arriving on the
scene, the soldiers made a dash on tbe In
dians, forcing them back to the hills.
They retreated, firing as they went, but
leaving a large number of dead and
wounded behind. No attempt was made
to dislodge tbe reds, but the soldiers re
tired to the agency, bringing In the train
with them. The Indians lost thirty-three
bucks killed and as many wounded.
A Night of Apprehension.
The greatest fear of an attack from the
Indians prevailed here, and all Monday
night tbe agency was in a state of siege.
There was little sleep for any within the
lines, and the agency resembled a camp.
Every precaution was taken to prevent a
surprise, and the soldiers were kept con
stantly nnder arm. As the fore at ths
agency was small and tbe friendly Indians
were apparently wavering in their alle
giance, it was feared that ths hostile! of
Two Strike's band would make a raid on
the agency. The buildings are all of wood
and might easily have been Kt on fire.
Tba friendly Indians, who were camped
near, it was feared miht join in tbe car
The Seventh Arrives In Camp.
But after the skirmish with the Indians
reported above the situation improved.
The host ites erased firing, and it was be
lieved bad started under Two Strike's
leadership for the Bad Lands to join the
braves with Kicking Bear. During tbe
forenoon Col. Foraytbe arrived with the
Seventh cavalry from the scene of tbe
fight, bringing with blm tbe killed and
wounded and a number of Indian pris
oner. He reported tbat twenty-five men
of the Seventh had been killed in tbe fight
or had since died of their wounds, and
tbat thirty-four were wounded.
The Indians in a TarnolL
All night long the Indian camp in
which are quartered about 4.0UU of the
friend lies was in a turmoil. The facts
in regsr.i to tbe battle on the Wounded
Knee bad reached them by runners, and
many of them bad relatives among the
slain. Mourning for these was beirun and
the air waa burdened by their cries and
song! of lamentation. Ko attempt was
made yesterday to pursue tbe bostil-je
under 1 wo strike, who left their position
on tbe hills early 1n the morning. It is
feared that tbey will reach tbe Bad Lands.
where, it they effect a junction with ths
rravea already there, a prolong! war will
be necessary to dislodge them or force
them to submission.
Later Sis Soldiers Killed.
A courier but evening brought word
tnat tne Koman Catholic mission, occn
pied by children, sisters, and priests, had
been attacked and the small buildings
ana naystacxs surrounding the church
burned. The cavalrymen hastened to the
scene of the trouble A courier just in
says tbat a collision occurred between the
troops and tbe Indiana and that aix sol
diers were killed.
THE FIGHT ON W0UNDE0 KNEE.
Official Reports of tha Killed and Wennd
ed on Both Sides.
Hermosa, S. D., Dec 8L Gen. Miles has
official reports of the loss at the fight on
Wounded Knee creek, sent in by CoL For-
sytbo. Sixty-two dead Indian men were
counted ou the plains where the attempt
was mads to disarm Big Foot's band, and
where the fight began on other parts of
of the ground were eighteen men. besides
those killed in ravines, where dead war
riors were seen but not counted. Six were
brought in badly wounded. This accounts
tor ninety-two men killed, and leaves but
few alive and unhnrt. Tbe women and
children broke for the hills when tbe fight
commenced, and comparatively few of
them were hurt and few brought in.
Um of the Soldiers.
Medical Director Boche telegraphed
tsnrgeon Ueneral Sutherland at Washing
ton City from Pine Ridge Agency nnder
date of Dec M) as follows: "1 report that
during an engagement with Indians yes
terday, fifteen miles from here, and dur
ing a desultory fire on this ageccy, the
following casualties: Lapt. Wallace.
twenty men of the Seventh cavalry, and
one Indian scout killed; Lieut. Garlingtou.
Seventh cavalry; Lieut. Hawthorne, Sec
ond artillery, and thirty eight men
wounded. This includes two men of the
Second infantry. Many wounds are se
vere. Hospital Steward Pollock killed.
Have also about thirty wounded Ind;
men, women, and children
He H anted Gillespie and Fuand Bias.
NASiirilXE, Tenn., Dec SL At Dalemta,
Ala., Monday, Mat Gillespie, a young con
ductor, was shot four times and fatally
wounded by John Hughes. After he fell
h pistol was placed in Gillespie's hand by
a friend, and he shot Hughes three times.
bnt the extent of the latter s Injuries are
not known. Hughes and Gillespie have
been visiting tbe same young lady, and the
latter told her of a rumor that Hughes
nad negro blood in his veins. The story
was repeated to Hughes by the young lady
and he started out to hunt Gillespie. Ha
found him, and the result wai as abovs
The Murder at Itroderick't Paieh.
WlLKESBAliRE, TV, Dec John
Trella, charged with the murder of Martin
luriey, (instead of Cawley as printed y
(eraayj. ma wire, sua a Huugarian at
Broderick's Monday, was arresteJ at J
myneariy yesterday. His ecu end vest
were covered with bloodstains. He told
the story that he nas In the barroom
when enrley aud the dead H-uugariaa
started to duht. He ant scared xn.l
thinking that if he rc.iMioed iu the place
uw popuiace wouia iniuk n was toe inu
derer ani would lynch him
Criminal Prostration fur ParnelL
Lokdos, Dec. 81. The McCarthyltes are
said to have a bombshell ready to explode'
in the shape of criminal prosecution of
Parnell for breaking into the offices of
United Ireland They have consulted
high legal authorities, and have entire as
surance that, whatever Parnell ' interest
in the paper may be his action was a vio
lation of law. -
A Texas Town Uely Soemhed.
Houston, Tex.. Dec 81 A special
from r-au AugusUne gives the portion
lars of tbe burning of tbe entire business
portion of fbal town. Loss. 1U0.0U0.
About half the lost la covered' by insur
ance " -
r.Pbbrd WbiU Asleep.
Basooh, Mc. Doc 81.-A Camden man
named Helliet, who hod been in Boston
selling horses, was robbed of 17,400 while
asleep on ths night Pullman train Satur
Gen. K pinner Sinking Rapidly.
JackuosviU-E, Kia., Dor. 81. Gen. Spin
ner is sinking rapidly. There has been
marked cbange in his condition in twenty
four hours and the end cannot be far erf.
alike Dnneed at the Waterloo K'-
y , rvc n. iv fa '
. t I . ' 1 '
Thenobilns B. Peterson, the well known
publisher, died Tuesday at Philadelphia.
Bateman tt Co., Xew Tork bank era, at
67 Broadway, mad an assignment Mon
day. Tuesday morning the tnermometrt at
Richf ord, Vk, registered 40 degrees below
Giovanni Sued, the faster , proposes ut
begin a forty-day fast at Chicago, March
The newspapers of Ottawa advocate tbe
purchase of Alaska by the Canadian gov
ernment. Maryland may recover tbe amount
stolen by State) Treasurer Archer, as th
eoarts have decided that the bondsmen
The First National bank of Earlville. N.
Y., and the Missouri National bank of Kan
sas City, Mo., have been authorised to be
A conference of. the Prohibitionists cf
Illinois has been called by tbe national
and state committee to meet at Spring
field Jan. 28 and 29, 1801. .
Mr. and Mrs. Briscoe were found ca
Broad street, Newark, N. J., Monday, eating
snow, because tbey had nothing else to
eat. A purse waa made up for them.
Granite hall, a large building at Au
gusta, Me., was burned Tuesday; loan,
v0,OUu, The city government offices were
located in tbe building, but all tba muoie
tpal documents and records were saved.
Lrmis Hebertine, aged 65 years and
partly paralysed, burned to death at MS
Hicks street, Brooklvn, L. I.. Saturday,
and it is believed thut be saturated his
clothing with kerosene and set himself on
CoL "Andy" Johnson, of Pineville, Ky
a gentleman who is credited with having
laid away seven men iu bis private ceme
tery, with tbe aid of his good shotgun, has
jotued the church and now conducts re
John Corbett, on of tbe four men ai-m-t-
ed for tbe robbery of ths bank at South
Chicago Monday, has been identified a
one of the robbers implicated in the Meat
ing of Fl.aiu from the ov-hier at Allc-rton's
puckiug bouse some weeks age
Keporta of awful desolation and famine
come from eastern Colorado. Many of
the settlers in that portion of the state are
starving, and hundreds of deaths will fol
low unless aid is at once extended. Tl
Cause of the destitution is lack of rain.
A disastrous conflagration occurred in
Londou Tuesday. The flames consumed a
large number of buildings on Thames ai d
(jueen Victoria streets, including St Pv
net's church, a famous edifice. Tiie Lon
don fire department was unable to control
the tire until it had fairly burned Usrlf
out. The losa La estimated at ti uVMi
President Garhekt'e new Married.
Chicago, Dec 81. James R. GarfleM,
tbe second son of the late President Gar-fit-Id,
last night became the husband of
Helen Newel L daughter of President Jobn
NewelL of the Lake Shore and Michigan
Southern railroad. Tbe ceremony, wbich
was strictly private, was solemnised at
o'clock in President Newell "a Eaaosioa om
Ontario street. Kt. Rev. Bishop McLaren,
of theKpitwopal diocese of Chicago, ofh
ciated. After tbe wedding snppt-r there
waa a brilliant reception, fur which nearly
8io invitations were l-ailrl.
Ieseended freaa Solid Patriot.
Sheffield, AU., Dec 31 Ma J A. J.
Mines died here Sunday night. Ho was
a Mexican and Confederate veteran and a
lineal descendant of tbe Philadelphia
hanker who instructed Washington to
draw on his bank acconnt as long as a
dollar reiuainnl, to pay the cuutuietital
Frank E.-eston. of Ib-atrice. Neb. a
brakeman fnr the Kansas City and lWt-
rier railroad. ! Lmt b ;h arms Lat Oc
tober. he?m; ru t over, hs u,sl the com
pany for HV.v damage.
Aunt Fanuy Smith, who lire at tbe foot
ol SinLinii Mountain, lia., baa hern i.;ieJ
by revenue inspectors, tricl and
destroyed on her farm j.-aiiins of
"mountain tlew." Aunt fanuy wis a
tchoolinste of Senator Joseph Uroeru.
Cwicjtuc Doc la.
Futlon-ing were tbe qnotations on the braird
of trade to-dayr Wheat No. 1 January,
opened and closed May, opened aud
rkawd vrr: July, opened and caonl Knee.
Corn No.. X loemhor. opened ntc cfcnd
Woe; Jannary. opened. V dosed -;
Mav. opened kia. clused (lata No. t iJe-
d-mlier. upeued r- ekend Sitae: January,
P.C closed tlW: May, opened 44lc dosed
st-c mi-Juiuosr. opened flu 171 ctnsrd
sm:inx- i?.-.i..- - J i in
May, opened lining, rkaod $11 m. Lard
,wmsr, uiikki lira rsjsm e--B.j.
Livestock -The L'nlus stnrk nnU I
tbe fuUoering pnre: Biars- Market opened
arrive and pricre rreerty; tiirM R-radea. f-Ui
Wi tt: Tvnurb ckint. S.I J;;i..W; mixed iota,
iv"i; neavy paraiaa' aa.isniiMng lots.
Cattle t1va bmf steers, 9.LVtre.0: rows,
el.isr.:.w; bulls, ri JiZ .t. stackers and feed
era, SU; Taxes eteare. SS SaA3k. rarraa.
1 fcAoilli. b-bees-PrKui nued weak;
a or; lawin. .fees
dairiea, nnest fresh, IVtSJc: packta- stork, V
ibshi. sipsH. cam rnss caxKuoa. saoa
oil. Sic per tins: ice home stork. L&ls. Lav
ptmltry-Chk kecs. i.tlV per Hi; turkeys. "O
lun; anciu. .(tsc; crow, per dv Putatasa
White rose, tattie per bu; red rues. TitdTae
Hebron. HHiMb-: PmtIm, Mt,r W im,i..t.
KVtUtsv Pwevt potatoee-Jersrye. aUT!n4.sVMr
bU; I ili sols. tiuoH A Jkpplea-Uoukiuc t-4uu
iv per bin; caunc. 4 UUfr.n; aUnhicaa cbuloa.
New Tork. Dae. Stl
Wheat Kn . end m-inl SI lafXA 1 Itft-
do January. (1 0114: do May, 1 OW: do Jane,
ri-w. voru na a nuxea ramn. aeeir: ex
Decvmbcr, SXUr; do January. 6fc: do Mar
BSC. tlata-Vutet but steady; No. t mixed
rash. 4Hi4lKac; do January. ; do May,
sOc Bye-Koninal liarley-KoniinaL Pia-k
lnul; mesa, tun'aii su. 1-srd-Oun-t: Jan
uary, g 14. Mart-a. See
Live stork: Cattle-Ktrm. but no tradlna
beeves: dressed beef, steady ; native aides, eif
&7tc t S Mheep and iambs eibeep, ruled
arm; buuba, active at a ahade bLber prises;
been. 4UU,a.0l 11V t-s: aunts. Kl 71: SI
Hub Nominally steady; live htpi. tUutiAiQ
V iuu s
Bay rvlaad pralrM. tl.00OS.SS
Bay Tiasstwy SB.aifttt.se.
Bay WHO, S40.SU.
Cord Wooalab-i O St O.
A prominent pbysicisn and old army
surgeon in eastern Iowa was railed awav
from home for few days. During his
aosence one or tne children contracted a
severe cold, and his wife bought a bottle
- . . , , , A
m vnmmiKriain s iwoga uexcedy for It
They were so much pleased with tbe
remedy that they afterwards used sev
era! bottles at various times. lie said
from experience with It, be regarded it
the most reliable preparation la nas for
colds, and that It came tbe nearest of be
sag a specinc 01 any medicine he had
ever seen. For sale by Harts c B aba
se n, druggists.
Tbe dsCtionerv aava e K1..
thick, pure, aromatic substance flowing.
"via trees. nemp Balsam lor
throat hod lungs is the only cough i
cine that la a real balsam. Maay thin,
watery court remedies are called halaem'
bnt such are not. Look through a beuie
of Kemp's Balsam and notice what a pore.
wcb preparation u la. if you cough
use b-eenp s Balaam. At all drujrgUu'.
forge ooiues oue Ma 91.
In the pursuit or the food things a
'hie world we anlicipaU too much; wi
eat out tha heart and sweetness of world
Iy pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones' Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claJma. It cures dyspepsia, and ail
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles, it a perfect tonic, appetiser.
uwuo pmnoar, a sure cure lor ague
malarial dlwaaaa. Prion, 60 eeata,
S STVISS thUHsm
If you mill tend me vow
will man you our illustrated
explaining all about Dr. Dye
electro Voltaic belt and annl
their charming eCecte epos the
aeuimtad rrrnm. and how
i.T x vrr.
CLOTHINGr EST THE "WORLD!
Convince Yourself by calling on
Robt, Krause the Pioneer Clothier.
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT. IA-
( Pocket Cutlery. )
We have I Table Cutlery. V la
t Eitroea Cutlery. )
Many useful articles for tbe
Pull line of mechanics tools
For years we have made a
TEE UCLI3E SAVC3S BAH
Oharte4 by the Uglalarersef IQiaola.)
MOLINE, - II-US.
Opaa &Dt freai SA-SLtelP. M.aseaa Taes
ar an Sacarda, Krralnaa freei T bs
lntereat allowed oa Deapodu at the rale
of 4 per Cent, per Aaaum.
Deposits received in amount of
- $1 and Upwards.
Stbsaj IWeepesners. TneeaVetn am aroW
M rrasa aorrowtac aarW IU saonera. Htaon
starrlae nnsasa ix.ile ay seecWi law.
Orvsense W. Waanvaen. rraaldeatt -asv
sam, VIM rrsiis.nuli. W. Haaiaarav.
fTse ealy raener, aertaas
W. C. 1IAUCKER,
Harlaf parrhsaei ths
Day and Regular Boarding
s lae saw iniaos in a chests) 1st ef
AfWm sass s-ni,aua h
1- haste. wufeseaaswr
aV aaahaanaaam Anns Ika ist -
. c ' "
y-r DaiLT paxen
a Milan, arsea each jaisalW fntl.
". tst4alsf erWe ee
rVopartr whkh hs has haa tattle forth ha.
s hsilSMKfc w nisjit ta accesa-
Your Attention to His Immense)
Child re n'd Saits from $1 ap to ti.
Boys 'Suits from 3 np to $10.
Mens Saits from $3 np to $23
WE HAVE THE CHEAPEST AM) BEST
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
house that are suitable for Xmas
and builders Lard ware.
CARSE & CO.S',
Always '7UmGCLxr l7IToU.
JimtTT of mj the best Shoes made at Lowest possible
prices. A trial will convince you.
There Will Be
Of sVrWsrf m ahevtl .a
SOU Fourth. A venae,
a eAlh7 "f"1 10 f5 fr tickets If people bey a dollar's worth or twenty
stork o r7Lr.lr,., '" rsl .TT.tLh-
3:' KyTpf.1o,,w, ' ' W
3PTJ2CPS. 1TJ.TT.3, &C,
Baiter Beaacr Cookinx a4 tleaMieg Stove anl the Geaeeeo Cookie: ttevea.
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work.
1508 8EC0XD AVE, ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
iVT. EL MURRIN,
uses arm w
J. T. DIXOJST.
And Dealer in Mens Fine Woolens.
1703 Cecond Avesue.
1 Feather Dusirr. )
1 Carpet tpera. V"
( Carpet Btmchrrs.
1020 Second Qvcinic
no Pony Show
area o aa4 Twraty-trat Rack Islani.
aass St la east Mt arsMav A shave i
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