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rHIB ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 1891.
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MO!Dr JAHUABT 0. 1891
Mexico bu just secured a lit admit
lag Indian corn Into that country free
of duty, so m to cheapen the cost of
bread. From a republican congren and
president the United State get an
added tariff of ten cent a bnsbel on po
tatoea, so that the coat of living here la
increased. Tbecnmparison is suggestive.
Thi near Tear his not commenced al
together as auspiciously aa we could dfr
aire. Stories of crime and casualties are
too numerous, and the tragedy aide of
life has been most ousplclouaa We can
only hope that the record will grow bet'
ter aa the days pass, bo that the year
nay at its close show a satisfactory bal
ance on the right side of the ledger ef
In the frequency ot fatal accidents by
the electric cars of Newark, aaya the New
York Star, there is food for much serious
consideration. If the Introduction of
this new motive power in streets adds to
the risks to which those who use the pub
lie thoroughfares are exposed, there
should be, proportionately, increased care
on tbe part of the public aa well as of
those who are in charge of the cars.
When due caie is exerci;ed, there is no
reason why electric or cable street cars
should be more dangerous than those
where borse power Is used.
"V.Ii.mIv Mini Two Time. Alike In Thla
"Well, whiTrt have you b?n for the
Inwt tliriv miiiitlisV iiucriiHl StTgt. Ben
d.ill -yestr,liiy. a Carl Diinder softly
opened tlie door of tho Woodbridge
street station about a foot and sqneezed
through the aperture.
"Oh. I vims tepius quiet. I like to
Hhpeak to vou a lew words today."
'IVr odder d:iy a man come py my
place mid plays me a came of dominoes
timl says his name, vhas Shim White.
Dot makes no difference to me if he
vhas Slusire Washington. He must pay
me shust so (meek or I knock him out,"
"Vhell, lie pays me nnd seems like a
decent fellow, nnd fiootysooii he says he
has a check on uer bank und likes me to
go and say he vhas Slion White."
" hell, 1 line to ootrgn. -
"And you identified him?"
"Vhell, vheii I knows he vhas Shon
White how could I help it? Dot vhas a
bogus check for feefteen dollar, und I
haf to pay it. I (loan see how it vhas."
"Um! Anything more?"
"Somepoily doau' play me dot vhay
apiin. My eyo tivtU vhas cut awfully
queek. In two days a fellow cornea
along rait a subscription paper. He says
he likes me to pnt down a dollar for der
poor. I ask him for his name, nnd he
says he vlias Peter Davis. Sergeant, you
should geo me knock him oafer der mid
dle of last Shnly."
"Yes, und you'll have to pay for it
He was at the police court this morning
to get a warrant for you."
"A warrant for me: tut he vhas a
v?rt: ho was all right."
t hH vhell shninp into
vhas I to tell aooudt
i vhas two times alike."
"Vhell, yon see, a man comes in my
place tnit a package und gays vbas I Carl
Dunder. I vhas. Here vhas some ox
press from Chicago, und he haf to collect
fc.'. Vlias dot all right, serger.nt?"
' "Looks that way."
"Of course she does, but after he goes
evhay nnd I open dot package I find
some brickbats in it. He vhas an awful
"Tint yon oinrlit to have spotted hira."
"Oh, yes! Spots vlias all right! In two
days how vhas she' In shunt two days
vlias von ludieve:"
"Vhell, Rome ouder man's come in mit
a package und says vhas my name Carl
Me haf some package
York, und I haf to pay
ihmntH on dot man und
col.! .it his own undo
"nil lieliefs he vhas a
I see some Spots!
pony, und Ik
tifu totisand (Itil,.
she vhas? ne tinit
e me for
und der next time it vn..
. right. No-
1w.lv vim.. ..-.. . . iri. i.
j '"j nines aiiKe in his coun
try, nnd I now bill you good-hy."
"No matter. I vlias seext.-en years iu
dia country, und ull der time 1 vhas in
some mistakes. 1 vbas now played out
If yon doan' see mo somo more times re
member dot I doau' mean to do it, but
der country vhas to blame." Detroit
A Stira Core.
"I Ulieve you have a son, madam,"
aid the seedy looking person who stood
between tho lady of tho house and the
"Well, what cotiBarn of your'n is it if
1 have twenty sons?"
"The interests of the human race,
madam, are my interests. Your son in
at this moment on the dgarette route to
destruction. You have heard of Profes
sor Kocli's cure for consumption, I sur
mise?" "I have."
Thoaeedy one struck a Liberty-enlight-emng-the-world
attitude and said: "And
1, madam, have discovered a cure for
cigarette consumption. It is a secret
Uiat 1 keep Iock.nl in my overcoat breast
pOfctr. - t" I i. ...
enve your son from his
late. I am eswntially an after dinner
The woman gave him a square meal
and after the chap had distended him
self to a terrible degree he wroW a few
mattic words on a piece of paper, breathed
on ,t, and gave it to his h.ietees with
the monition: "Open it in three minutes,
it is a sure cure. Uood-hy." Then he
went away quickly.
The jia,ier, when opened, disclosed the
words, ' Kill the boy."
ithropist had drifted
nan. I.. ..,.. T
sister) Susie, what did
rive you for a Chriat-
isn't he ?-
irs was the god of war;
I of dancing'?"
New York lierald.
T'm nnl . L . 1
butafriVnd ind ptieat
Oil I for ?UOed- m" totrJ 8ltlon
Used It and .w Jor eTeral Je- I
iler. Maltby houae. Bore
SOME MOKE WARDS.
Uncle Sam Must Now Look
After the Eskimos.
UJTEBESTTNG BEPOBT Otf ALAEIA.
The Nailve Food Sapptles Detroyed by
Our Whaler and Flaharmen nnd Some
thing Naceaaary To Be Done 0".lckly
rent men t orOfflrlala on the Salt Against
tbe TnrlO Hill by Marahalt Field Co.
The Hhah or Ferala Vlalta an Ameri
can M Union at Teheran.
Washington City, Jan. 5. Dr. Sheldon
Jackon. of Illinois, United States general
agent of education in Alaska, has submit
ted a preliminary report to the commls
aloner of education on his observations in
that territory last summer. He says that
the Kskimos from time immemorial have
lived upon the whale and seal of their coasts.
the fish and aquutic birds of the rivers
aud the caribou or wild reindeer of their
vast inland plains The supply of these
In years past was abundant and furnished
ample food for all the people. Hut fifty
years ai;o American whalers having ex
hausted the supply in other waters found
their way into the Northern I'acillc ocean.
The Whaler V aa Helentlra.
Then commenced for that sectioti the
slaughter ami destruction of whales that
went steadily forward at the rate of hun
dreds of thousands annually nutil they
were destroyed and driven out of the Pa
cific. They were then followed into Bell
ring sea and the slaughter went on, the
whales t iking refuge among the Ice fields
of the Arctic ocean, and thither the
whalers followed. In this relentless hunt
the remnant has been driven still further
into the inaccessible regions around the
north pole, until they are no lonuer with
in the reach of the natives or anybody else.
Other Food Supplloa Annihilated.
T)r. Jwkson says that the great herds of
buffalo that once roamed the western
prairies have been exterminated for their
pelts as the whales have been sacrificed
for the fat that encased their bodies. With
the destruction of the whale, one large
source of food supply for the natives has
lieen cut off. Another large supply was
derived from the walrus which once
swarmed in large numbers in the northern
seas. The whalers then turned their at
tention to the walrus, destroying thousands
annually for tbe sake of the ivory in their
Walrua, Sent and Salmon.
He says that where a few years aito the
walrus whs so nmrerous that their bel-
lowinus were heard above the roar of the
waves, this year he cruised for weeks
without seeing or hearing one. The wal
rus as a source of food supply ts already
practically extinct, and the seal and sea
lion, he says, once so common in Behring
sea, are now becoming so scarce that it is
with itilnculty that the natives procure a
sufficient tiunilier of skins to cover their
boats, and their flesh, because of its rarity,
has become a luxury. Five million cans
of salmon are usually shipped by Ameri
can canneries from Alaska, and tbe busi
ness, which Is still in its infancy the re
port says, means starvation to the native
races in the near future.
The Gorernment'a Duty Laid Down.
Dr. Jackson says that in this crisis it is
important that steps should be taken at
once by the present congress to afford re
lic! by appropriating money to feed them
as is now done in the case of many North
American Indiana. In conclusion he savs
that congress should appropriate money,
which in effect "would reclaim and make
valuable vast areas of land otherwise
worthless, would introduce large perma
nent and wealth-producing industries
wheie noue previously existed, and would
take a barbarian people on theveigo of
starvation and lift them up to comfortably
aelf support and civilization."
THE MARSHALL FIELD SUIT.
Capital City Officials Do Not Worry Over
the Fight Againat the Tariff.
Wasiiinotos ClTT, Jan. 5. The pro
posed suit of Marshall Field & Co. to test
the validity of the tariff law does 'not
cause much flurry in official circles in
Washington City. The New York import
er have arranged for a similar suit, but
it is assumed that some arrangement will
tie made for consolidating them. The
contention that the law is invalid because
of the omission of what is known as the
tobacco clause, or section SO, may appear a
strong one to constitutional lawyers, but
legislators do not give much weight to
opinions of this sort.
Would Keep the Court Very Husy.
The cases are so many in which omis
sions occur that if the supreme court were
to upset the law on a suit of this kind it
would probably have nothing else to do
for years but to pass on questions affect
ing the validity of the acts of congress.
Kiver and harbor bills and other meas
ures carrying big appropriations almost
invariably need to have corrections of er
rors made. This is done by joint resolu
tions. The plan was followed only a few
weeks aito, when congress passed a joint
resolution remedying the omission of the
tobacco rebate clause.
A VISIT FROM THE SHAH.
iVrl- Severely Calls on Amertean Mis.
alonarlea at Teheran.
Washington City. Jan. r. Th .n.
tary of state has received a dispatch from
Teheran giving many Interesting particu
lars of a visit iid by his imperial majesty
the shah of Persia to the residence of the
American missionaries at that capital.
Ilis majesty evinced the greatest interest
in the methods of the mission school, and
bestowed mich commendation on the' gen
eral good appearance of the premises.
Saw Ilia First Artesian Well.
The tirst artesian well ever drilled in
Persia was being sunk on the premises
anil had reached a depth of over 3ju fwt
at the time of his visit This liein- the
first visit ever made by the shah at the
residence of any foreigner was naturally
an occasion of interest, and has produced
Thoae Idaho senator.
Washington Citt, Jan. D.-It is re
garded by some senators as a flaw in the
case of Senator-Elect-Dubois. of Idaho,
that the legislature, when it undertook to
elect a tlunl senator to succeed to the term
expiring next March, did not return to
ballot in separate houses and then con
vene in joint session again to elect Du
bois. May Try to "Sit It Out."
Washington Citt, Jan. S.-H is geuer
erally expected that the long-delayed flgh
on the elections bill will be precipitated in
the senate this week. It is not deter
mined in what form it will come. The
Kepubhcan caucus this afternoon will out
line the programme.- A proposition will be
made to tbe caucus to try the test of en
ZT3r.SSm?!&?t out"'h bill.
publican r.n'."" "f 'luori.mof Ke-
... uaiui-, i -no taliutd r. K V I
nd nas, i.-n ' ,T ,r l,,e D"i
UDthrr.,, ,', . B "'"' rats give
up iniouli sliwr weariness
Father tr .ft t Ali..nrt Kecwerlnt.
aiiwi. o. rhe Drew
dispH-Ces announcing that Father C
the Hoinun f 'arl,..l, . ""
gUT wounded in thTSS wTh
It Loadml for oulteaa-. Lite.
-ojle, Lnited Sutes District attoruev
djed at his home here yesterday."
o pneunionia. Mr. Coyle framed KthB Jo-
KTt?. n". .th "'urdorof
twin-,.! iuls ""lictment has
I? without a loophoieT ' '"-
Jnatlee Ttmn a . ..
. . at tbe Capital.
Just.ee Brown, of Michigan, receX
appointe.1 on the T'ni. c " recen"y P-
til Satuniay never seTn nn"
ver the tli-ctions bill this week, totice
has been sent out to Republican senators
that in making pairs with absent Demo
crat it must lie stipulated that no pair
win hold when the vote of a senator la
needed to make tip a quorum.
Mighty Little Java Coffee Thla Tear.
Washington ClTT. Jan. 5. The ; bn
rean of American republics has received
advices of the almost total failure ofj the
coffee crop of Java, which is estimated at
only aliont 16 per cent of former annual
Blaine Entertains the President.
Washivotos Citt. Jan. 5. Secrefary
Rloinn entertained the president arid a
number of prominent officials at diAuer
at his residence Saturday nigni. (
EMMA ABBOTT VERY ILL. j
Her Fhyalrians Barely Hare Hopes of Ha
Salt Lake CiTV..Jan. 8, At So'clpck
p. m. yesterday Kmma Abbott, who lhas
been ill for several days with pneumonia.
wjis supposed to be dying, and the mlmv
bers ot her company were called in to Ibid
her farewell, but the ohvsicians cave Iher
some whisky and milk and she raited,
ami lit n. in. was reuorted a little bJ ter
with holies for her recovery. She waa to
formed vesterdav that her chances Col re
covery were very slim, and responded "I
know it." Atl'i o'clock roiduight thi pa
tient was resting easy, and her physielans
stated that they expected no change tether
condition for better or worse until mem-
MONEY MAKES THE MARE G0
ft la AIo Influential in the Negotiation
at Itoulomiew 3
&OXDOS. Jan. 5. The anti-Parneltee
are very anxious on the subject of funds,
being pinched for resources even fof Ordi
nary expenses, while the evicted tenants
are allowed to shift as best they m4 at
this trviiuc oeriod of the year. Butt for
this the anti-Parnellites would pay lt:tle
attention to the Boulogne conference, find
go right on with their claim to r'presjent
the Irish National party. Tarnell filly
understands his advantage, and. it is j as
serted, will not consent to unlink
funds until an arrangement is arrived
I'amell Has Lots of Fnncl.
He is himself apparently well supr
with money and his acent whs receis
able to lodge 19,000 in court to await bite
result of a suit reeardinu some pnpety,
It is stated that O'Brien's efTiUi hive
oeen chiefly directed to brinein aooiii,
understanding that would liberate
Nationalist uses the mooav iu 1'irn J
the subscrintions from Americi. TimoS
Healy ts uot willing that any co-aee-H
should be made, even with tin-1 bj4'
Healy has independent men snd liis
fortunate colleagues do uot are. v
ADVOCATED THE OEATH CHUS3
And Will Be Tried Older Hit Own Is
Murder at Guthrie.
GlTHlHF., O. T., Jan 5. Some days -to
I. N. Terrill, late memlier of the io4er
house from Payne county, came into the
land office to make final proof on Ills
quarter section of land in Payne county.
It. Vt . fcmbree, living four miles frs m
Terrills' claim, introduced evidence which
tended to damage Ten-ill's right asl a
homesteader. As Embree was lesvihz
tbe land otlici! Saturdav Terrill and iu
brother met him at tlXj door. TerrjiU
drew a revolver and. while his brotller
pinioned Embree's arms, fired live sholts.
four of which would have produced intant
I'ixed thn Code for Hia Own Case.
Terrill and his brother are now at tjbe
Uuited States military camp lieiv
ily Kiiardeil by troops. The caiii-
tai piinisliment clause in the rccfnt
criiniusl code was put through by Terrill
in tbe legislature which has just dd
journed, and he will perhaps be the Apt
to test its merits. He was rushed to the
military headquarters, and mob violenjce
The Operator Waa Irunk,
New Yock, Jan. 5. A train on tlie
Erie railway, made up of empty passenger
coaches bound for Jersey City, crashed
into a freight train at Ridgewood Junc
tion, N. J., Friday. The caboose, severfil
freight cars, and the engine of the passen
ger train were wrecked. The engineer atd
fireman of the passenger train saved theti
selves by jumping. The accident whs
caused by a wrong signal given from toe
block station west by the operator, Frank
Kelly, who was drunk. He refused to
surrender the tower, which was broken
Into by orders of the train-dispstcher. ic
took five men to overpower Kelly, and J e
was bound hand and foot with ropes.
llonurs Were About Even.
Helena. Mont.. Jan. 5. A. U. Witter,
speaker of the Republican bouse last year
and W. J. Penrose, a member of the Dem
ocratic bouse, exchanged blows in tie
Cosmopolitan hotel Saturday afternoon.
Friends interfered and separated them be
fore any more damage was done than a
Mack eye for each combatant. The trouble
grew out of a derogatory remark mads
last session by Penrose aWif. a young
widow, for whom Witter hail secured a
place in the Republican house.
Kun Down by a Train.
PlTTsnriai. Jan. 5 Sat
James Henderson, aged 38, married, resid
ing on Ihirty-tturd street Pirt-Vmw,.
Charles C'Hnra, aged 53, married, residing
... a ....aiii-ipum, ami an unknown man
were run down by an east-bound passen
ger train on the Pennsylvania railroad
near the Thirty-third street crossing. The
unknown man was instuntlv i-mi
dersou received fatal iujuries. O'Hara is
seriously nun out may recover.
Heroic Mrs. Hermann.
NEW York, Jan. 5. During the fire
which destroveil Fifth A vn,,n -tr
- - - . .. t-.u o.tu J 1 CI
mann's theatres Friday night Mrs. Hep.
Hl&nn in4iatai imnn rvninn. at...
tre to rescue four valuable dogn which had
lui-re. loe nremeu tried to dis
suade the iady, but she insisteil, and ac
companied by her valet, Denuis, entered
the theatre and anon rMniwaMil witk i
No Loaa of Lir at the Fire.
New York. Jan. S Th. -I..-
Jriday night's fire on Rnialwn,-
Creat as wnsnt first sni,nu.i n
. ; i-i--t,,. iicriiiannf
meatre not lieuig cnninletelv destm-i
The rumored loss . of life by the fire ai
.,..i..;. UIIly was no life Imt but
onewai injured. The total loss will
""lr"lJ ,K man f.VJ0,0oo, and
tiiuiuiK-e iviiu nearly cover it.
Found with Hla Legs Sawed (Iff.
South Bethlerpm p. t e
lam Marsh. years old' proprietor of
small saw mill seven miles north of thisi
.es cut off close to the body. It is thought!
he shpd ,,d fell across a log that was
bei,. sawed and before he could recovet
; "c coma recov
himself w.,s drawn on the saw and cut
Iteceptlon to Stanley and Wire.
'CH1CAIHI. IlKi, i. r
xi U. , aatMiu .nra. ttenrlr
M. Htanle, were riveTaJS, h , ,T
-M...,nx-iiaueCllb Satnr.l-.,. -.am.--r.-l.
nouse, s,eio s it iH. w '' tTo?T
wife. Tbe reception was a m brtiu.fi
and successful affair. "rilluij
in. Nplnner Uurld. ('
GeVs'iV- Y-Jn-5-The remain. iV
dinner arrived at Alohawk Sat?
of H.glibridKe, olliciating l'
Abe-,., .eoftheoftt,, ;
O'clock Saturdav r..? rtly "fUrt 10
2a West "Monument s?'n,? b, "u.
of hts agj. Qt 8treot' iu M iar
n3 as smothered W '
Very fi,Ie coal w hich ered him.
"ZeZJ? '"the thaf
"'tlKl.Hlit.rl -Vlll.iiSf t . r 'I
. -"iiw mm alive
r.- Contemd ParnelL
of VC ,21a i.-A" unty coiTen-
v tf " e" "dcalUng upon Mf
MR. 10 HEMMED IN.
Troops All Around Him Ready
To Do Him Up.
iYES. MILES EEP0HTED KILLED,
lint the Report Is Probably fntaa Itsnl
eat Method Adopted by the Hentlles tat
Prevent Bed Clond's Katar: ta the
; Ag-ency CoL rorsythe Gta Into Tna.
ble Over That Wonnded Kaea Affair
Col. Corbla Leaves Chleaco for the Seat
of War Bamora of risjhtlna;.
PlM Ridos AOKSCT, 8. D., Jan. &.
S-iturday Red Cloud tried to slip away
frim the hostile and return to the agency.
When the fact was discovered by the hoa
ti es they shot all of his ponies, number
In j about fifteen; placed a guard over the
oil chief and proceeded to move several
m lea farther from here. This last move
pi ices their main camp within but a few
miles of the Bad Lands, but the war
ric ra, according to the report of acoats,
kep circling within tea or a dozen
miles of here all the time The enemy
an camped on White Clay Creek, fifteen
ml es north ot the agency.
Effect of th Ghoat Dance.
1 bey number not leas than 1,500 -war-rioi-s
and a horde of squaw and children.
'hoee who have returned say that there
are large numbers of stranger from other
agencies in the crowd. The refugees ad
mit that the number of Indians killed in
the White Clay battle of Tuesday waa
larte. The effect ot the ghost dance de
lusion is seen in the fact that the Indians
mal e no attempt to remove the dead from
the battlefield or to care for the wounded.
Tbe ir idea is that every one who is killed
or d ies from his wound is in big luck and
will turn into a buffalo, etc.
Eneiroltna; the Hostile.
Tl ere is a circle drawn around the hos
tile Indians now, it being completed by
the depart u re of Capt. Crossly, ot the Sev
enth cavalry, with four troops for Beaver
creel;, seven miles away. Tbe circle is
drav n to tbe north and east from there
to CiL Henry's command; from thence to
CoL Wbeaton's; thence to CoL Stanford's;
then. to CoL Wells'; thence to CoL
Offlev's; thence to Gen. Carr'a; thence to
CoL Whitney's on the Wounded Knee bat
tle ground, and from tliere back to tbe
agen. y. By this arrangement the Indiana
are practically hemmed in. At the prin
cipal railway stations along the edge of
tbe reservation state troop an quartered.
The 1 ne is drawn between the Indian
and t tie Bad Lands.
Cot. roraytho Rel laved.
In accordance with instructions tele
grapl ed from Washington City Gen. For
sythe has been relieved of his command of
the Seventh cavalry, pending investiga
tion oft he Wounded Knee affair. MaJ.
Wbitesides succeeds to the command of
the regiment. Maj. Whiteside cays the
affair was an accident, that a few mo
ments before the fighting began the
squaws were merrily pelting the searching
party with bundles of rag. Tbe accepted
reason for Gen. Forsy toe's relief is the
maniH r in which his troops were placed
in the fight.
C0R3IN ORDERED TO THE FRONT.
An Inllcatloa af a Krralar Casapalga
looking for a Fight.
Chicago, Jan. 5. Lieut. CoL Corbin,
adjuta it-general of the division of the
Missouri, left for the Pine Ridge Agency
last evening. He is to be chief of staff of
Gen. M lies at the latter' headquarters In
the Indian war. Tbe order transferring
Col. Corbin to this important position ar
rived by telegraph during the afternoon,
and wit bin a few hours CoL Corbin was
on his way to Pine Ridge ageucy. Tbe
fact that Gen. Miles ha determined npon
forming a regular staff at the seat ot tbe
trouble, with such &i. amArintuwl ni.
dier as CoL Corbin in charge, would seem
to maiciie mat tne Indian fights will no
longer bear tbe character of skirmishes
and disixmnected entramtmnnts hut hoar
the dignity and seriousness of a war
J Bloody Battle laamlixint.
A disp itch from Oelrich's ranch says: A
courier from CoL Offiey's camp on White
river, twenty-five miles northeast of Oel
rich's ranch, reports that yesterday morn
inn the lostile Indiana mia BnonmJ in
burning hay cabins .in that vicinity.
Troops ti i the number of 1,000 are now en
camped i n White river, surrounded by al
most as t tany Indian warriors. A bloody
battle wi I mast certainly take place some
where on White river within tbe next few
I oaad 108 Oood Indiana.
Lincoln, Neb.. Jan. 6. The party Bent
out from Pine Ridge to bring in tbe In
dian dead bodies on the field of Wounded
Knee found 108 lying on the field. An at
tempt was made to remove the dead to
Pine Kulge Agency, but before tbe task
was comp eted the rescuing party was at
tacked ly a roving baud of hostilee and
driven aw ty. It waa tbe firing consequent
on the attack that caused tbe report of a
battle Sat inlay night. No one was hurt
among th troops. The Indiana objected
to the bur al of their dead by their pale
Pnbably a Mighty Thla Faka.
St. Paui , Minn., Jan. 6. A telegram
received i i this city last night reported
that Gen. .tfilea had been killed in a bat
tle with tb Indians, It was impossible to
confirm th.; report, and it is not credited
A Prie t'a Testimony for O'Shea.
London. Ian, 5. Father O'Shea. nf fjal.
way, lias written a letter in which ha aa-
"In spite of the fact that few atones have
oeen aeit ut turned to ruin Capt. O'Shea'a
reputation nnd lessen his pocket, I believe
him worth rot hia frfand ' ain, fn. i.i.
kind-heart loess and hia right sense of
great moral virtues. Ieould bear wit
ness that l.he nroceedinoa In tt, Hin
court had no connection with the Galway
matter bo inr as uapt. u snes waa con
cerned Tl lia nrieat huhul mnv. ,n j
with politic in Galway.
They Wanted Work or Bread.
LONDON. .Tan 5. There warn vnl,ln
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scenes at Br imley Saturday when lSu men.
wno nave Detn lor some time out of work
owing to the dullness nf kn,!n
marched to t he offices of the town officials
ana aemamiea work or bread. They
threatened ti i nlnnilnr thm lr..o .1..
- . j iij w
obtain food f jr their families if they could
not find met ins fo earning It, The offi
cials promise 1 to furnish them with some
aiuu ui wora un juonuay, ana m purse was
made up by t he tradesmen of the town to
buy bread for the families of tbe desperate
Help for Striking- Hallway Man. -
London, Jun. 6. There were numerous
meeting tht onghout Great Britain yes
terday to ezp res sympathy for the Scotch
railway strikers, and raise funds for their
benefit. The contributions were on Quite
a generous acile. In London, thousands
of men m arc! ed with hands and banners
tnrouvu tue a reels 10 mo 11 Ull Wutiu lu
melng was held. Michael Davltt pre-
iuK(iover n meeting, which waa ad
dreasiw by Jo in Burn and other friend
of tbiaUa-ins men.
he PerwiaaWe rower of Hawoy.
N, Jsn. 6. Heretofore the atti-
f the Roman Catholin rlanrv In
France toward the government haa been
one of disaffeci ion, and at the beat of un
friendly to .era ion. There is a disposition
in the chambers to withhold tbe allow
ances of prelal es too outspoken in hostility
to the republic, although no auchfstep
baa yet been taken. This feeling haa
alarmed some nf tbe bishepa, and there is
a decided cham -e in the situation.
Fai-Mll In tl e Haada of HI Friend.
London, Jan fi Parnell and his sister,
Mrs. Dickinw n, came from Avondale
Sunday, andajient part of the evening at
Marine hotel, Dublin, leaving last night
from Kingston for London. On Tuesday
Parnell and Harrington start for Bou
logne, where John Redmond and Clancy
await them. I'arnell haa placed himself
in the hands of his friends and will be
guided by the c m census of their advice.
Had to Apologia or Fight.
London, Jan. 6. It 1 stated that Gen.
Sir Evelyn Wood took occasion on New
Year's Eve to taaent a alighting remark
made in bis bea -ing by a well-known-military
officer ra (ardiag hia stater, Mrs.
O'Shea, and thai but for a prompt apolo
gy on tbe part ot the offender serious re
sults might havi followed. .
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FREE SILVER SUIT.
A Momentous Question to Go
to the Courts.
MILLIONS DLPEKDEHT OH THE CASE.
Who Ha th Might ta th Seigniorage a
liver Culmtge A Formal Pontand
Mad on tho Philadelphia i'lat hy
Colorado Mini ta Turn a ""trick'1 tat
Coin and Ret nrn Iu Full Coinage Tata
ta Dollar 111 Doanaad atefaaod.
PHlUaDELrw a, Jan. 6. Judge Henry B.
Morse and George C. Merrick, of Denver,
Colo., called at the United State mint
la thi city Saturday with a brick of sil
ver weighing 514.8 ounce fine, and pre
sented it to tho weighing clerk and de
manded that it be coined for them. Upon
their demand ting refused they waited
upon Col. BoabyshelL superintendent of
the mint, and made the aame demand
verbally to hira. CoL Boabyahell re
fused to accept tbe brick for private coin
age, and Messrs. Morse and Merrick then
presented him with the following formal
demand in writing:
The Formal Demand.
Dcab Sir: We, George C Merrick. Courts
F. Batchelder. H alley B. Moras, and Robert t.
Coleman, rititen ot the a tat ot ColorsAe,
United tttataa of America, tender to yon and to
th proper offkial in charge of the United
States mint at Philadelphia a bar or tnirot of
silver ballion marked and Id rati fled a follow:
free Boston ami Colorado 8. M. company One
fin weighing 514.8 oance troy, WW fin, and
demand, a of right under tbe eonatitntioa and
lawaof the United Btatas, that the said sUvnr
ballion be received and coined into silver dollar
of the weiKht of 4124 frains troy, standard au.
ver. for the um and benefit of the depositor
and without mtianoary delay.
A CertlOrata from th Colonel.
After presenting the above demand Mr.
Merrick asked Col. Boabyahell to give him
m certificate or letter certifying that he
and Judge Moore had offered tbeir silver
for coinage and that it had been refused
by him, so that they would b aved the
trouble of proving that fact in court,
where they proposed to test the right ot
the government to refuse the bullion. In
compliance with their request CoL Boaby
hell gave them the following letter:
Qkmtlbiibm: I have the honor toarknowl
edg the receipt of your offer of thi date of a
bar or ingot of silver bullion, deem bed in said
offer, to be received and coined into stiver dol
lars of the weight of 4194 trarn troy standard
silver, for tbe at and benedt of yourselves aa
depositors, and beg to decline anch offer on th
rronnd that it ia in violation of the law and
regulations of the mint asrric to deposit sil
ver fur private account. Very reapectfulll
your obedient servant,
O. O BomrniLL.
Claim th Right of Free Coinage.
After receiving CoL Bosbyshell a writ
ten refusal to receive tbeir bullion.the two
gentlemen wrapped up their brick in a
piece of paper and departed. The ground
upon which Messrs. Morse and Merrick
based their demand Is, tbey claim, a con
stitutional one, and denies the right
of the government to take what is known
a seigniorage. At present th market
value of silver bullion is $103' cent per
ounce fine, while the mint value of an
an ounce when coined into allver dollar
lsl'J)'J9 ceuth. When the government
buy bullion It pay the market bullion
price, and makes the difference, which ia
the seigniorage between that price and the
legal tender value. It is this seigniorage
which the gentlemen who presented tbeir
silver brick at tbe mint think they have
aa much right to as the government.
Will Take It to th Hnprerae Coart.
In speaking of the grouud upon which
he based his claim for free coinage, Mr.
Merrick said; "We will carry this case to
the supreme court of Vie United States.
We say that it ia the constitutional right
of an American citizen to bring his gold
and silver bullion to any United State
mint and to receive therefor coin of lawful
weight and fineness for hi use and benefit,
baaed upon the coinage value of the metal
deposited. Congress haa no power to de
monetise silver or limit iu legal tender.
The act known as the Bland bill restore
by operation of law tbe coinage by tbe
mint of silver dollars of tbe weight of 4124
grains standard silver to all th provision
of tbe act of Jan. 18, 1837, applicable to
that dollar, including the fourteenth sec
tion of said act."
WOULDN'T HAVE MURTMIMSELF.
He Probably Had Nothing Valuable to
Blow Oat of Hla Head.
DEXVKR, Jan. & The honeymoon of
Banker Dow' son and Millie Price, th
high kicker of a theatrical company, who
were married here Friday night, cams
near ending in a double murder last
night. Dow's father refused to have any
thing to do with him or aid him financial
ly, lie was to have left here this morning
with the company, and several cmlitora
hearing of this had the young man ar
rested Saturday on a charge of obtaining
goods under false pretense.
A Model Una band He.
Iaat night the couple retired to tbeir
room at the Windsor hotel about 10 o'clock.
Two hours later the door was thrown open
soil Mrs. Dow rushed down tbe hall, clad
is her night robe, screaming murder at
tbe top of her voice. The husband followed
and fired a shot from his revolver at her.
lie then re-entered bis room and attempt,
ed to blow his brains out, but waa over
powered before he could make a second at
tempt. No mm knows the cause of the
trouble, but it was probably over money
Legislation Wanted hy Miner.
Spkikufield, Ills., Jan. 5. Miner rep
resenting most of tbe coal shafts iu this
county held a conference Saturday with
the senator and three representatives-elect
from Sangamon ronnty for the purpose of
advising the legislators as to the legis
lation the miner desire at the coming
session of the legislature. Tbe miners
present urged the legislators to interest
themselves in securing tbe passage of a
bill to enforce weekly payment of miner'
wage, a bill to compel tbe mine inspec
tors to enforce all the mining laws, a gross
freight bill, a compulsory arbitration bill,
one to compel county mine inspectors to
pass an examination in order to become
eligible to appointmen, and another to
require pit bosses to past a similar exam
ination. Hla Hotftnea Preparing for War.
Loxnror, Jan. &. A telegram from Rom
ays that liesides arming hi guards with
tbe latest improved weapons, tbe pope ha
given order for a more thorough vigil
ance in the protection of the Vatican
grounds agaiuat intrusion, it is rumored
that the pontiff fears an a nti -papal de
monstration on the part ot tbe Radicals of
the city and wUhea to be prepared for any
auch eveut. ;
Badaood Wagoa for Pottora,
Tbestok, N. J., Jan. 6. Th pottery
manufacturer have submitted a schedule
of wages to employes amounting to a re
auction about iWJtf per cent. The execu
tive board of the Potter' National union
have advised tbe men to resist the reduo-
Detroyd tor Want of Water.
FCLTOX, X. Y., Jan. 5. The Oswego
Fall tannery, owed by D. J. Hamburger,
of Syracuse, was burned Saturday. The
lorn on the building and stock ia estimated
at tlOO.OUU The entire structure waa de
stroyed, owing to a lack of water supply.
Io to Man th leomaa Sotlla.
London, Jan. ft. The bay between
Odessa and the Black Sea is cou verted
Into a vast ice field, sixty miles long. ' Tbe
ice is six feet thick and all navigation ia
suspended. The weather all through
southern Russia is pheuomeoally cold.
Mo Room In England for Jaw.
London-, Jau. 8. Th syndicate formed
In Russia to aid Jew toemigrata haa
received aemtl-official warning - from
England that there ia no room In that
country for any more Jewish refugees.
An ai. tempt will be made to ship Utj
Dumbws to America,
Mad an Aaalgnmant.
NW Yobk. Jan. 5. Charles E. MeUger,
manufacturer of fancy plush and leather
boxes, 82 East Fourteenth street, made an
assignment Saturday. Liabilities, SJO.OUO;
asaets not given.
A Sheriff's Oood Shot.
Missoula, Mont, Jan. 5. Yesterday
morning Poltceman Hutchens tried to' ar
rest Loci fUmon, a gambler, and was
Shot, being aerioualy, if not fatally, wound
ed. Simon wis then killed by tbe sheriff.
" WUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHiNQ
That Mork Marring r an Illinois Legla
hhwlltct St. Louis, Ma, Jan. 8. The mock
marriage contract entered into on th
morning of Dec 90 last, by the Hon. Dan
iel G. Ramsay, member-elect of the next
legislature, of East St. Louis, and Mia
Bessie Caldwell, a pretty and attractive
city court stenographer, haa been talked
and written about o much that loth par
ties thereto are very weary of it. Mr.
Ramsay is engaged to snot her youug lady
and be is particularly tired.
Somebody Will Oet lata Troabl.
He Mtid Saturday: "I have but this to
say, that the whole thing la a Joke. Jf 1
bad thought it would be a binding eon
tract, I would never have entered into it. 1
have but one more thing to-say, and that
bit the matter la not dropped instantly
trouble will be tbe outcome. I have treat
ed the matter aa a Joke, but It i now no
longer a laughing matter." J udge Canby,
of tbe city court, aaid that even if the con
tract was binding it could be easily an
nulled by Mr. Ramsey snd Mias Caldwell
signing the nrreaaary papers.
, ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS.
Secretary Balfour has appealed to ths
English people for funds to relieve the dis
tress in certain districts of Ireland.
lvl G. Evarts, claiming to be a cousin
of Senator Evarts, and 78 year old, is sn
in in ate of tbe almshouse at New Haven,
It is annonnoed at Washington City
that Mim Letter, daughter of L. Z. Leiter,
la engaged to marry Allan Johnson, of ths
Brit iah legation.
There are two Democratic vacancies' In
the Ohio state senate caused by death,
giving tbe Republicans a majority in ths
senate, until successors can be elected.
Rev. William D. Tomkinson and wife.
ot Kalamazoo, Mich.,eelebratedthe fiftieth
anniversary of tbeir marriage New Years'
Ere, and were visited by boot of friends
on the happy occasion.
A statement made by Comptroller Kocha,
of St. Paul. Minn., abow that the city's
expense are .uouo more per annum thaa
her revenue; that her del as 1 10,000,0110
ana tne deucit 7,uuu,(wa.
The prisoner In the Western Pennsyl
vania penitentiary had everything ready
for a general delivery Saturday even to tbe
securing of weapon of defense and offense,
when tbeir plot was discovered.
A Central Massachusetts train struck a
team containing six youug people at Had
ley, Mao., early Saturday evening, killing
Henry learned, a student at the agricul
tnral college, and Mabel R, Hinckley.
The Alliance members of the Minnesota
legislature, in caucus Saturday night.
almost unanimously rmHved to iwilra
wito tbe Democrat. Thi will give K. T,
Champlin, Alliance Democrat, l lie speak
ership. Kelah Chamberlain, tbe Ck-vrl.tnd. O.,
millionaire, who died receutly left T.Oliu,
0J0, but not a cent to hi beautiful niece
Jennie, who was married s year ago to a
wealthy Knglixbman, although she was a
special pet ot her uncle.
The inferior appearance of some recently
issued note of email denominations la ex
plained at Washington City a causal by
the fact that the demand for these note
waa so great as to induce the treasury ts
asue them before tbey were perti-ctly dry.
Judge Drigga, of Chicago, Saturday re
fused a new trial for .Mamie Starr, con
victed of poisoning two members of the
Kewlaiid laioily.aiid sentenced the woman
to state a prison fur lile. S'.e rreeted a
a.vne and begged for mercy, dually shnei
ing and fanning
Ohio officials are very much botl.erel
over the (juration as to sh-n Senator
Brioe live, lie rt-fu-cs to ol,.-y I he de
mands of Ohio courts claiming nu-
residi-uce. while the Mate li gilaiure has
e!ectst him senator. As a matter of lai t
he lues iu New Yora.
The Chicago Herald warns eople
against luvrsting ia "European premium
bonds," whit h a number of concern and
individuals in this country are now en
gaged in wiling, it aay that the bonds
may be all right, but there is liuie or no
profit in them fur those who buy ttiem.
A Work ot 4'hrtatlaa klndravor.
London, Jau. i The bishop of Marl
borough has formed, under the sanction
Of thebiihop of Indon, a lay brother
hood of St. Paul. The membe rs of the
order take stru-t religious vow for ore
year, at tbe cud of which period lb. y may
renew the vows or withdraw, according n
they find the work titling to them. The
objects ol tbe brotherhood are strcrt
preaching, visitation of the poor, aud
oilier w.,rK ! manly and (.brmiiau eu-
A Victory for th linploycrs
London, Jan. i The Shipping Federa
tion of Great Britain haa met by contribu
tion from it members all the net losse of
shipowners at Hull belonging I, tbefed-
eratiou, mcnrre.l in conseii.-in-e of Mrikes,
The triumph of free lalsir 1:1 Hull Is com
plete aud lire failure of the Mnke has
caused many men to leave the unioa and
ac?k employ uit-ut ideieiilently.
4'bed Slather Thaa Advance Wages.
Pimiu iii;. .Ian. 5 The Millvale Iron
works, at Millvale, have been clo--d ire
deiiniWly by the romnanv. About M
are :hr...vn out : t employment 1 he
mill was clo-H-d Is-caose the nx-n runtiirg
the engines ami t he firemen ib-iiinii,bsl n
advance of 35 cents per day. win. b the
nrm did not reel disposed to grant.
Kallare at xt. Loel.
ST. Ijnrin. Jan. i- The firm of August
Z'ock - ' . dialers in arns. lm-di-rt and
fancy go.!, nt K and Ks Xoit'u Sixth
M reel, assigned Saturday Liabilities are
nut known, but as-t of the Itr n are
Dlaced at J.6.o..n.
IT-Cl fur Working Ma
Tbe London Omnibus company, it is
told by an English journal, haa found
after long experience that 8.000 horses
fed on sixteen pounds of ground oats,
seven and one-half pounds of cut hay
and one-half pound of cut straw did as
much work and kept in as good condi
tion as another 8,000 fed on nineteen
pounds of whole oat and thirteen
pounds of nncut hay, thus saving by
grinding the grain and cutting the feed
six pounds of feed per day, or a saving
In the feeding of 8,0(10 horses amounting
to $300 per day.
A. prominent physician and old army
surgeon in eastern Iowa was called away
from horns for a few days. During his
absence one of ths children contracted a
severe cold, and his wife bought a bottle
of Chmbrlaln's Cough Remedy for it
Tbey wars so much pleased with the
remedy that they afterwards used sev
eral bottles at various times. He said
from experience with It, be regarded it aa
the most relisble preparation in nss for
colds, snd that it came ths nearest of be
log a specific or any medicine hj bad
aver sees. For sal by Hans it fiabn
A Bal Balaam leap's Bsusm.
..The dlctiranar a... h i
thick, pure, aromatic su balance Bui tig
from trees."- Kemp's Balsam for the
throat and lungs is ths only cough medi
cine thst is real balsam. Many thin,
watery cough remed ies sre called balsam's
bnt such are not. Look through a bsttte
of Kemp's Balsam snd notice what a pure,
thick preparation it is. If yon cough
use Kemp's Balsam. At all druggist".
Large bottles 60csnil.
In ths pursuit of ths good things of
'his world ws antlcipats too much; ws
sat out ths heart sad sweetness of world
ly pleasure by delightful forethought of
them. Tbe results obtained from the us
of Dr. Jones Red Clover Tonic far exceod
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
troubles. It is a perfect tonic, appetixer,
blood purifier, a sure cure for ague and
malarial diseases. Price, 60 rants, of
Ts Bsrvsas Ostoluatsd Man.
If you win send M yoar address ws
Will snail ana nn, llhMt-,ia K. li..
explaining all about Dr. Dye's celebrated
Tvitaw wi aura appliances, and
their ehannlna arTaeta nnn. k -
debilitated system, sad how they will
i""'t . jou vj vigor, manhood
and health. Pamphlet free. If yon are
thus afflicted, we will send you a belt and
appliances on s trial.
Vowsio Bbtjx Co., XmajOl, Mich.
clothing nsr the worl:
lxntince lourself by ca'ling on
Robt. Krause the Pioneer Clothier.
( Pocket CutUrv 1
We have I Table Cutlery.
f hatches Cutlery. J
Many n8efal article for the house that are suitable for Xuas present.
Full line of mechanics' tools and builders' hardware.
For years we hare made
THE UOUIE SAVINGS BANK
(Charm hf th Lagialatar f ITiiama.)
MOLINE, - ILLS.
mt2?l2nli.M-? 9 r-" tm
4 satarda Bvrala froas t la
Interest allowed on Desposiu at the rsle
of 4 per Cent, per Annum.
Deposits receiTed in amounts of
II and Upwards.
8ECTBJTT AXO APVASTAOBS.
1 . . -7--" mmjv na BKaarya. a
StmacsaS hy acll lav
111"" Vto" -mnls C. W. usnaaav.
W. C. MAUCKER,
roprti which ha haa sa4 rattaa for tha ho.
n imr pmpam i
Day and Regular Boarding
st vajr raamabW prleaa.
Ha I al- moa I taa
i -hc ha of Omcarl
ArurBtmam aara machl.. IMtra.
antai Manic. I art i'" r oratnaory wit
Uaa tomoaaitor U aMM' taaciar ia
laraaraiaKTtinMMck laraalla pp)
haikiu saarhaS nrlca aa
m amt.'Tj. TZmrrf law
author, at aar aak ' ' araaaa.
Tour Attention to Ilia Imm-nse
Children'a Saiu from fl np to f
Bays' Salts from $3 np to flO.
Mens Suits from 3 op to t25
U HATE TI CHEAPEST
115 tni 117 West Second Street. DAVLKPOST.
I a ,11 it.
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
CARSE & 00.S',
a spkcialtv or seluxo the best Shoes made at LowesVV-V
rnces. A trial will conTince you. ixwes
n.l rnarth Arrmmr. tkralrrta
Schml Bvk. School
Baxter Bssaer Cooklnf and IleatiD(
Tin, Copper and Sheet
tKna orroiun . im -aaSam-"--
aa vvn nrrpgjjcK
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Choice Family Groceries
ClmP Y.t . . a. nB 4
A Ircla. aoru -... "
And Dealer in Men Fine Wnnicns.
Dealer in Groceries And Provisi
( Feather Dutu-ra. )
have J Carprt 8wrprr. T u
( Carpet Btrrtcher
1023 Second u venue.
1622 Second Avenue
Cigars and Toys
ftspnlar, Tsmu. lie, Ew.
'N & SON,
Slovss end the Otsr.r -
Iron Work.4- fvX-r-
BSVl Tnesiy-prst bi, ivk.
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