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THJfi AB0& MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 1891.
A Matter That Congress Will
Probably Consider. .
MONEY WANTED FOE IMPROVEMENTS
Home of the Plaeea Where Dredging and
ftarh Work hnltt Be Pel-formed In
View of the (.rowing Importance of
Commerce Farther News Confirming
the TUpntrhe from Chili The Capital
in the Rand of a Mob Senator W aith
bnrne Talk About Blaine Official
Washington. An;. 3t. The commerce
of the great lakes is a subject which will
tirobably receive more attention during
the next congress than has ever before
been devoted to it. The fact that already
a steamer laden with upwards of 2,000
tons of grain lifts made a successful trip
fr-ra Duluth to Liverpool adds greatly to
general interest in the matter. "With a
view to persouaHy inspecting the require
ments necessary for successful navigation
of those vast inland seas, a number of con
gressmen and Washington correspondents
have visited the waters daring thesnmmer
as guests of the Vessel Owners association
of Cleveland, O.
A 15 Iff Capital Invested.
A party of correspondents has just re
turned from a tour of the entire American
chain of lakes from Duluth to Buffalo,
taking in l-aluiv. Sii-perior, Michigan,
Huron, St. Clair, and Krie a distance-of
2,017 miles, A representative of the United
Pres, who accompanied the party, writes
of the commerce anti needs as follows:
There are now Cpugajred in commerce on
the lakes more than . 2.003 vessels, repre
senting an investment of upwards of
$50,000,1X10. The averaire carrying capacity
of the steamers plying these waters is
about 2,500 tons. Owing to the dangerous
obstructions over which the vessels have
to pass, double bottoms are being put in
all new ships, o obviate their total loss
in case they strike the rocks.
Depth of Water in the "Soo" Canal
Xot long since one of the new steamers
picked up a boulder from the bottom and
carried it several hundred miles without
further injury than an immense hole in
her outer or protective bottom. At pres
ent it is not possible for the vessels to
load to their full cawying capacity on ac
count of the dangerous obstructions in the
lakes and rivers. The "Jir canal at Sauit
Ste. Marie, through which all commerce
for the north west Las to pass, will only per
mit a draught of fifteen feet, Ave or ui
inches, there being but sixteen feet of
water in the great otk at that point.
Nearly all the coal transported to the
northwest passes over that route, aud
should anything serious happen to the
single loek now in use a coal famine in
the extreme northwest would probably
follow. The present lock has been in op
eration since Sept. 1, ISM.
Dredging and Blasting Badly Needed.
A second lock is in course of construc
tion on the American side, and a another
is being constructed on tbe Canadian side
of the river. When these are completed
facilities far the passage of vessels will be
more nearly in accord with the existing
requirements. There is great need of im
luecftate dredging and blasting along the
route of vessels in the lakes and rivers.
On the route from Cleveland to Duluth at
Point Pole, on the Canadiun side of the
Detroit rive-, there are a number of dau
gerous boulders, and at Colchester in the
Detroit river, there are daugerous wrecks
and rocks At Bar Point, at the mouth of
the Detroit river, the obstructions are
numerous, consisting principally of sund
Four Miles of Ko ky Bottom.
At Lime Kiln crossing nnd thence to
Ballard's reef there about four miles of
rocky bottom, and the water is very shal
low. From Dullard's ret to Groa-, Point
there is good water. Beyond 'iross Point,
however, in Lake St Clair, about five
miles from the mouth of the St. Clair
river, to St. Clair flats, obstructions of
sand and mud render navigation ex
tremely dangerous. U he striking of all
loaded vessels crossing there is very per
ceptible. Congress, it is said, will be
urged to dredge the course without fur
ther delav. Opposite Port Huron the
sand bar. caused by the li rami Truuk rail
road drediiers, has formed into a claujzer-
ous one, aud great care lu'.i-t lit exercised
in passing it.
Have to Take the Cunudian Side.
At Stag island, above St. Clair, the
American channel is in such bad condition
that alt vessels are compelled to travel
through the Canadian channel. At Fort
Gratiot rock and old wrecks abound to
the discomfort of mariners, while oil'
Sailors' Lucampmetit, "roo river, navi
gation is peri Ions. The absence of lights
and buoys in that locality renders running
at night so dangerous that it Is seldom at
tempted. Vessels reaching either eud of
the nver at dusk tie up until daybreak.
The masters claim that there is nothing
lite the draught of wuter given on the
cnarts to oe louna oil tne r-aiimpment.
Slow I'roKreM aud the Wherefore.
"The government work of cutting
through a new channel off Sugar islaud is
considered of great importance, and when
completed will greatly facilitate naviga
tion. The new ciiauuei will shorten the
present course by ubout fifteen miles. The
blqw progress which is being made, it is
claimed, is due to insufficient, appropria
tions, the work accomplished cure year
being destroyed before the next year's
work can be begun. At Duluth the mag
nificent basin between that city and Su
porior canuot be utilized to any extent on
account of its extreme shallowness. Small
tugs are continually tunning hard aground
there. The bottom is composed almost
enterely- of mud, and could easily be
cleared by dredges.
The Need at South Chicago.
At South Chicago, Lake Michigau, dredg
ing is very badly needed in the vicinity of
the great iron ore wharves. At Peninsula
point, ten miles southeast of Escanaba,
there are two shoals running out into the
lake, and, especially at night, while
avoiding one, a vessel is very apt to strike
the other, owing to the entire absence of
lights. Off Gravity and Poverty islands
- there are bad shoals, neither of which is
visible on the charts. Stake buoys at
these places, which cannot be seen at
night, are ail the mariners have to guide
Points Where Lights Are Wanted.
A light is greatly needed on Squaw
island in order that the northern passage
may be followed and the roughness
thereby avoided. At White Shoal, the
light-ship (which it is claimed is often
adrift in bad weather) sUould be replaced
by a light. Other points where the mas
ters are anxious to have lights are Kound
islandand Middle hdand--the turning point
between Presjiue Isl and Thunder Bay
islsn V Lake lluron. Several wreefta now
layaJong the route of navigation, which
the n asters cimm are eatirely due to lack
FULL CF INFORMATION. .
Senator Washburne ICnowa Jut How
Things Are Going.
WSBINGTON, Aug. 31. Senator Wash
burne, of Minnesota, who has just re
turned from Europe, has expressed him
self quite freely in reference to the next
president ial campaign. The senator char
acterizes the recent reiports of Secretary
Blaine's ill health as a conspiracy to kill
Mr. Blaine politically and physically.
Mr. Washburne detailed a conversation be
had 8 nne time ago with Mr. Blaine, and
said in that conneetion: '-He has always
taken good care of his health. He is
stron er to day than many men at the age
of 4a I beMeve he will live for many
years, and live in health and strength."
Predicts Hlftine' Nomination.
In reference to Mr. Blaine's candidacy
for tie presidency in Mr. Washburne
said: a don't "believe he is a candidate, in
the ordinary sense of candidacy. ldo"be
lie've'TOit he sees as plairrly as everybody
elsefcea that the people of this country
are going to nominate him and elect him
to tht- prjjsWency in TS3. Nothing can
prSVeat this fiavpy cousnmwiiatton. He
will le nominated by acclamation. Har
rison will not be a candidate before the
convention when he sees the unanimous
drift toward Blaine next spring. He will
cordinlly support Blaine and do all that
he can, in a manner compatible with his
position, to aid in Blaine's election."
LATEST NEWS FROM CHILI.
Rear Admiral Brown Heard from The
Washington-, Aug. 31. The following
dispatch,, dated Valparaiso, Aug. i9. has
been received, at the navy department
from Rear Admiral Browu: "The insur
gents have poesession of the city of Val
paraiso, which was taken yesterday morn
ing, after a -ery sanguinary engagement.
The government had the advantage of
good position but bad generalship.
Tronrs disaffected. Insurgent ships were
not present. Forts not engaged. Lynch
with Three second class torpedo boats cap
tured The foreign admirals demanded
guarantee in protecting lives and prop
erty of foreign subjects. I have 100 men
at the consulate. Many refugees ou board.
Provisional president here."
The Junta Goes to the Capital.
Sen it Montt, the envoy of the Chilian
congressionalists, received the following
cablegram yesterday afternoon from
Erarzuriz at Iquique, dated Aug. f0 and
addressed to Dom Pedro Montt. Wash
ington: "The junJa of the congressional
goverameut is en route for Santiago to
day." Senor Montt explains that this
meant that the congressionalists were
about to transfer their headquarters to
the capital instead of remaining at Iqui
que. Prt'Sident-i'.lect Vicuna Give It I p.
Senur Don Claudia Vienna, who was
elected president to succeed Balmaceda,
and who4s now a refugee aboard the Ger
man Cagsbip, acknowledges that the de
feat oi the government is final, and that
any further resistance would be simply a
useless waste of force aud destruction of
life at d property. The total number of
killed on the government side is now giv
en as 7K) meu, and of tte opposi;ion 'AM.
It is Impossible to learn the number of
Where Is Bvlmaceda?
Eve-y possible effort is lieing made by
tne congressionalist leaders to discover
the whereabouts of Balmaceda, but up to
this time they have not succeeded in find
ing a trace of him. The impression is
growing ttiat the president and some of
the officers of the fleet are making all pos
sible I aste to escape from the country by
the way of some passage in the Andes. It
is now winter in Chili, and it is a task
sufficvint to dauut the strongest man to
make nis way overland to Montevideo or
Buenc s Ayres.
KiotouH Times, at Santiago.
The junta's forces now have possession
of Santiago, the capital, but before they
arrive 1 the mob had been in possession.
as soc u as cue news oi tiaimaceua s de
feat was received the mob broke loose,
and having nothing to fear (.ran the pres
ident proceeded to vandalism. The blood
thirsty crowd would have murdered Bal
macecia if they couid have found him.
The Torch Does Its Work.
As i hey could not they turned to the
torch nncf fired the residence of Balmaceda.
Before it had Iwen destroyed themob
marched ott to the housef Senor (.today,
the ex-minister of the interior and an
ardent Balmacedist. aud set ou fire his
house. Then the residences of Balmaceda's
mother; General Barbosn. who was killed
nt the battle of Plactlla; Sailors McKenna
and Eastman, the goierument newspaper
offices, and also the houses of several
prominent oilici:ils were burned to the
Searching Koman ('nthollc Record.
Washington, Aug. 31 At the request
of the Latin American bureau of the
Worlc's Columbian exposition Cardinal
Gibbons has requested the proper officers
nf the several religious orders of the
Roman Catholic church, both in Europe
aud America, to cause their archives to be
search-id for historical records liearing
upon t he discovery aud settlement of the
Mew World. It is known that every ship
that left Spain, beginning with the first
voyage of Columbus, carried amoug its
crew a priest or friar, aud that these luis
sionar.es made voluminous reports to the
heads of their different orders, very few of
which were ever published.
Kedskins Who Want the Earth.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31. The Sioux of
South Dakota have made a claim on the
government in the following words: "We
Indians all wants to get paid for all these
wild animals, once we live upon for our
food. Not only those things, also there
are all kinds of iron found here, and I
should mention some of the names these
things: buffalo, elk, black-tail deer, long
tail del r, big wolf, all other kinds of deer
and wi If, also gold, silver, also all other
kiuds of iron." The total bill presented
is tit),' 100,000 which would seem to be
cheap enough, and TC2 Indians sigu the
Reciprocity with Venezuela.
Was.HSGTON, Aug. 31. It is stated on
good a ithority that the reported rejection
by the government of Venezuela of the
reciprocity treaty with the Cnited States
was a mistake. The treaty has not been
rejecte 1, but the government of Venezuela
sent it back asking that certain modifica
tions be made, for the reason that the con
cessions contemplated will decrease the
uationnl revenues at least 33 per cent.,
which s more than the government can
Outrageous Invasion of a New J
RAIDED BY AN IMPUDENT RASCAL.
One of the Sister Assaulted in Her Room
and Threatened with Heath if She
Screamed Another Sister Thrown to
the Floor by the Kultlan, Who shouts
Insults at Them aa Me Escapes The
Priest and His Gun Too Late.
New York, Aug. 31. Six sisters in the
convent of the Mother of Sorrows, in Har
rison place, near Morgau avenue, Will
iamsburg, had a strange experience with
an unknown man at 1 o'clock yesteiday
morning. The man seized one of the sis
ters, VJ years old, in her bedroom, and
frightened by her cries, attacked two oth
ers in the hall. Father Zentgraf came too
late with his shotgun, and the man es
caped. The convent is a braach of the
Dominican convent of the Most Holy Trin
ity Church, in Graham avenue. It is in
charge of six sisters, including a mother
superior, and they have in their care eight
The Scene of the Raid.
Father John B. Zetitgraf's residence is
beside his church, aud the rear of the
priest's house is distant from the rear of
the convent about fifty feet. The win
dows of the room on the first floor of the
convent are about five feet from the
ground. The rooms overlooking the lawns
are the kitchen and the kindergarten for
the orphans. The orrrtians sleep in rooms
on the first floor next to the kitchen, but
their rooms lead out to the corridor. The
sleeping apartments of the sisters are on
the second floor. Each sister has her own
A Struggle with a Nun
It was about 1 o'clock yesterday morning
when one of the sisters was awakeued by
some one passing his Lauds over her. The
intruder also cau.ght hold of her arms.
Who art yon? Who are yon Tell me
quick:" exclaimed the sister. There was
no response and she began to scream. The
man put his bauds over her mouth to pre
vent her. Sbestruggled to get out of bed.
"If you scream aga-in I'll kill yon,"
shouted the man as he tried to throw ter
back. In the meantime the other sisters
were aroased, aud they also began to
Chased Them All Iown Stairs.
All ran into the hallway with the ex
ception of the mother ssperior, who
looked around for a match to light the
gas. the sister who was attacked freed
herself from her assailant and joined her
associates in the hall. The man ran after
her aud grabbed another sister. She
struggled, and just then the flash of "light
from tire mother superior's room partly
lit up the hall. The mother superior.ran
out of ber room and the other sisters went
toward her. Tbfcn all ran down the stairs.
The man followed, shouting insults at
them all the way down.
A Call for Help on the Priest.
At the foot of the stairs he caught hold
of another sister and threw her to the
floor. Scarcely three minutes had elapsed
from toe -time the tipst sister vasal
tacked. No one outsida had heard their
screams. Finally the mother superior
opened a window in the kindergarten and
shouted for the priest. The priest did not
hear her. She then picked up a dish pan
and hurled it into the yard of the priest's
house. The noise awakened him and he
opeDed his window.
Xo Trace of the Scoundrel.
He soon understood the situation. He
hurried on his trousers and arming him
self with a shot-gun, ran over into the
convent yard and fired a shot into the air
to attract the police. When the police
reached the convent they made a search of
the house but, failed to liud any trace of
the man. He evidently made his escape
through the kitchen window, througu
which he had gained an entrauce by forc
ing back the window latch.
MIRABILE DICTU FOR A FACT.
A Lynching Party Actually Foregoes the
Great American Amusement.
Gkeenvisle, S. C, Alls'. 31. Ou last
Wednesday night a party of thirty-five
white men started out to lynch a negro
who had been captured twenty miles be
low here after having attempted to as
sault a white woman. The man confessed
his crime, and w:us prepared for death. Ou
the way through the woods the lynchers
gradually fell away, aud ou arriving at
the place appointed for the hanging there
Wire only four white men left.
Where Was the llsiionsiliH'?"
They were from a distant part of the
cnunty and, after consultation, decided
that inasmuch as the people of the county
where the injured woman lived had evaded
the responsibility of the lyuchiug, they
would have nothing to do with it. Ac
cordingly they turned the negro loose,
told him to "go if and left for their
homes. The negro has disappeared.
A YOUNG FEMALE JAY GOULD.
Bound to Be Rich If Opportunity Koesn t
Go Back ou Her.
Plaiskield X. J., Aug. 31. Little
luiia Fitzpatriuk, of Bound Brook, is only
11 years of age, but keeps her eye open for
the main chance. One day last week her
mother seut her to town ou an erraud. On
the way she saw twenty-seven calves wan
dering aimlessly ttbout the road, and she
it once surmised that they were astray
ind subject to the town pound. Miss
Julia readily saw the money in the job. so
Bhe promptly corralled the calves and
marched them off to the pouudmaster,
with the assistance of a boy whom she en
gaged for that purpose. . The poundmas
ter paid her 25 cents per head, or to. 75
altogether. She gave the boy 50 cents for
his help and pocketed the rest.
Throws 800 Out of Work.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., Aug. 31. The
Chippewa Lumber and Boom company's
big sawmill has closed down for the sea
son. Two hundred men with families to
support are thrown out of employment.
The company says scarcity of logs is the
cause. Many suits have been brought
against the company for damage to over
flowed lands, and this is thought to have
something to do with the company's ac
St. Louis Gets a New Professor.
St. Louis, Aug. 31. Professor W. S.
Chaplin, professor of engineering in Har
vard since 1SS5, has been elected chancel
ior of Washington university, of this city.
Previous to his . Harvard professorship
Professor Chaplin, held many Important
positions, ' . '' . : '
in reading over the literary items of
the week, 1 found not much to Interest
tne, until my eye caught sight oi aa
article headed "Jimi-a Bream."1 Imag
ine my surprise to find it ended up with
a reconimil:iiion to use Dr. three's
Pleasant Pellets. Nevertheless, being
a great suffarer from sick Ircadache, I
determined to try them.'a-nd, to my great
joy, I found prompt relief, and by their
protracted use, n complete immunity
from such attacks. Pierce's Pellets
often cure sick headache in an hotir.
They are gently laxative or aetivcly
cathartic, according to ize of dose.
As a yleasant laxative, take one'each
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as an active, yet painless, cathartic
Cause no griping or efakness. Best
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Surety on Bonds.
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, dmxnistrator's notice.
Estate of Rosalie Hartnagel, Deceased.
The undersigned having been appointed admin
istrator of the estate of Ralie liartnaeal,
late of the county of Rock Island, Hate
of Illinois deceased, hereby gives notice that he
will appear before the county conn of Kock
Island, county, at hue office of tbe clerk of eald
court, in the citv of Rock Uland, at the Octo
ber term, on the 'first Monday in October next,
atwhtcn time all persons tiaving claims airainst
said estate are notified and requested to attend,
for the purpose of having tbe same adjusted. All
persons indebted to said estate are requested to
make immediate payment to the undersigned.
Dated this lith day of A us use, A. D.. 1M1.
J. R. JOHNSTON, Administrator.
OTICK OF FINAL 8ETTLKMENT.
Estate of William Far'ell, Deceased.
Public notice is hereby tivtn that the under
signed, Catherine E. Parrell, has this day Hied her
final reportand settlement as such in tbe county
court of Rock Island county, and that ah order
has been entered by said court approving the said
report, unless objections thereto or cause to the
contrary be shown on or before the v.ttn day of
Angust, A. D. 1891. and npon the final approval of
said report tbe said Catherine E. Farrall will ask
for an order of distribution, and will also aak M
be discharged. All persons mteiested are nouled
Rock Island. 111., Angast22, 1981,
, CATHERINE . f AKRELL.
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