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THE AliGUS,- TUESDAY, DECEMBE1M 1891.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. V. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889.
The Alleged Sandoval Conspir
. atora Ar raigned.
GEEAT EXCITEMENT IN THE TOWN.
Wrecked in Business and in
AN UNWOHTHY SON OF HIS FATHEE,
II is Criminal Iionnrlering May Yet
Trove the Deaili of Ills liegetter
Charges Made A;aiiist K.I ward M.
I'lelil In Connrrtiun with tlie (allure
of Ills riiui A Fatuliy Conference
tVliicli Concluded Not to Make a Sao
riSre for Imputation's Sake
New Yokk, Dec. 1. The World s.iys
that E hvarJ M. Fiel.1, son of Cyrus W.
Field, and senior member of t he firm of
Field, Imd!ey, Weiehers & Co., which
failed Inst week, was tnken to the lilooui
ingdale insane asylum on Saturday. He
leaves behind him disaster, confusion, the
wreck of a business firm ruined by bis .
misdoirg, and a blot on the 'scutcheon !
of an illustrious family. The inncndoen
and accusaiions of Wall street are justi-
fied. The worst suspicions are mild com- j
pared with the black facts. E.lward M. I
Field not only re-hypothecated railroad .
bonds placed with him as collateral1, but j
he misappropriated large sums of money, j
Seems to Have Been a Crand Itasral. I
lie raised loans on worthless securities, I
deceived his partners and betrayed their
implicit faith in him. The desperation
which followed his wiid speculations and
methods of conducting his affairs, seems
to have divested Field of the last shred of
honor. In his effort to make the crooked
straight he did not spare any one who re
posed couudeuce in bun. 1 wo thousand
dollars in pew rents turned over to bim i
as trustee of the Tarrytown Presbyterian j
church is missing, lie was treasurer of
the association which owns the Washing
ton buildinc, collected $3.1, (VV) in rents and
sank the money in his strucgle to avert
impending doom. Field ran a long rare
with the fates. It is no wonder that his
intellect could not stand the strain.
Trying to Save the Family Name.
A family conference was held Saturday
and Sunday at the house of Cyrus V.
Field. Those who took part in it were
Cyrus V. Field, his brothers, David Dud
ley Field and Stephen J. Field; George
De Forest Lord, Cyrus W. Field's coun
sel, and a representative of Dresel, Mor
gan & Co. The conference was held to
lecide what course should lie taken by
Cyrus W Field regarding Kdward M.
Field. The situation in brief was found
to be this: Edward M. Field's liabilities,
arising from the peculiar conduct of his
. liosineas. which is such as to Rive rise to
Intimations of defalcations and forgery,
amount to millions.
Would Rrqnlre the Whole Fortnne.
To satisfy the claims of his creditors
would require Cyrns W. Field's entire
fortune and considerably more. The
question which the conference had to de
cide was whether Cyrus V. Field should
sacrifice his entire fortune for this pur
pose. The family honor was at stake.
Family pride shrank from the prospect of
tbe public disgrace of a Field. It was
urged that an untarnished name should
be saved from blemish. The breath of
scandal had already touched Edward M.
Field's fair name. Could not ail this be
stopped and tbe last of a fortune once
greut be pledged for sweet honor's sakef
Will Not Make the Sacrifice.
When the desperate sitnation had been
fully discussed and viewed from all sides
it was finally decided, in view of tbe fact
that even if Cyrus Field should sacrifice
his entire fortune he would not be uble to
meet tbe liabilities of his son, that he
should not make the sacrifice. From
facts ascertained it is evident that the
failure of Field, Lindley, Weichera & Co.,
is one of the biggest financial scandals and
tangles and muddles in the history of
Wall street. There are many plain evi
dences ot fraud. So plain are these that
only his illness saved Edward M. Field
from arrest. A warrant, it is said, has
bi-en issued, and Inspector Byrnes has
had men watching tbe house, 123 East
CYRUS FIELD ON HIS DEATHBED.
Bis Son's Disgrace Too Much for Him
What Assignee Gould Says.
One ot the serious charges against
young Field is that of rehypotbecation of
bonds. There are f 1.500,000 or Union Pa
cific bonds that he is charged with ma
nipulating in this way. Dillon says Field
did not hypothecate the bonds, but sold
them. Assignee Gould was not in a po
sition to add greatly to the public knowl
edge of the failure. He said that he was
absolutely ignorant of the liabilities or
the assets of the firm and that be had not
had eveu a chance to look at the firm's
"Do yon think it will mount np into the
miliums?" he was asked.
"No. I i cnily do not, but it is absolutely
impossible for me to say now."
The MrlrUen Father's Condition.
Cyrus Vv'. Field is believed to be on his
deathbed. A relative of the Hick man said
yesterday that, there was absolutely no
hope of bis ultimute lecoverv. Another
said that the greatest danger feared was
tlie breuking of a blood vessel In the brain.
This might occur nt any moment nnd
would end all hope at once. Mr. Field is
no longer in his own house, lie has sold
it for iaO,WV) to ruise money, it is said, to
replace a missing deposit which a cus
tomer bad made with h. M. Field s firm.
The purchaser is Isabella Field Judson, of
lrvington, Mr. Field's daughter, who is
now living lu tbe house with tutu.
Yoooc l ie'd'a Wife Prostrated.
Justice Stephen J. Field, of the su
' preme court, came from Washington yes
terday and spent some time at the house
of bis brother. Speakiug of his brother's
condition, Justice Field said: "The many
family troubles are weighing heavily on
his mind, and, although he is perfectly
-conscious and converses freely at times
svlth tls attendants, he is in a, very bad
way." Stiil another of the Fields" was
pros! rated yesterday in consequence of the
serie of misfortunes which have In-fallen
the family. Mrs. Kdward M. Fit-id, who
is tie sister of Dr. Charles Liudley, is
Examined for Nijrua f 1. unary.
Edward M. Field was examined Sunday
by three of the best brnin specialists in
thetlty, who concluded that there was
good reason to believe that Mr Field was
not mentally sound. A gentleman close
to the Field family said lust night: "It- is
a fact that Mr. Field has been examined,
but the result of the investigation cannot
lie given out for several days. The physi
ciaus want to make s-vi-ral more exam
inations before they decide whether he is
insane or not. and whether an application
for commitment shall be made. That is
not k step which can be rashly taken."
CHICAGO CfcFT IN DARKNESS.
A H:lf-Mlllioa Dil:ti- t ire In an lilee
Oiiicaro, Dec. 1. Firn in the Chicago
Arc Light and Power company's plant in
the rear of th Central Manufacturing
blocl., at Washington and Market streets,
last nitilit caused 2,3X1 electric lights to go
out, leaving the down-town district of the
city in comparative darkness the remain
der c f the night. The loss will be up
wan s of f'.VW.O'Xi. Seventy three dyna
mos, valued at f3,tiitl apiece, were de
strojed; powerful engines and boiler,
wen- ruined, and the building, which was
worth in the neighborhood of $100,00, is a
Narrow Escapes of Employes.
Spirks from a short circuit caused the
f.re. Several small firms occupied a por
tion of the block, and their loss is com
plete. Occupants of the north half of the
Central Manufacturing building fronting
on Yarket street were damaged consider
ably by smoke and water. Of the twenty
three employes in the building at the
time three or four of them had narrow es
capes. Two of the Arc Light company's
men were severely scorched in trying to
put out the blaze with a small chemical
MJST MAKE IT HOT FOR CHILI.
No Sign of That "Say" Little Republic
V lpakaiso, Dec. 1 It can be stated
on the authority of au official holding a
high place in Santiago (hat the Chilian
government has no intention whntever of
offering apology or indemnity such asthe
Aimrican president requested, aud has
no intention of recalling or modifying the
reply given to the American request, and
that any expectation that President
Montt would in this respect modify the
polity adopted by the junta was mislead
ing. The president himself, it is said,
was the most earnest advocate in the
juntt of a defiant retort totheUuited
Stat -s, and virtually dictated the answer
sent to Minister F.gau.
No Cutting Down of the Army.
Montt has not changed his views since
he ixchanged the office of chief of the
junt i for th.it of president, and Chili is
silent now because there is nothing to be
said. Meantime, although President
Montt has recommended a cutting down
of tbe army and navy, no steps have been
take i to carry out the recommendation,
and even the volunteers sent back to
their homes in the north were told to re
tain their arms.
HIGHWAYMAN IN CONNECTICUT.
A Couple of Wheelmen Relieved of Their
JP.AXFonr, Conn., Dec. I. Two bicycle
ride's of this place and two ot hers from
New Haven met with an adventure Sat
urday which they do not care to have re
peated. The men from Bran ford were
riding along the main roai to Klllingly
and coming to a steep hill they dis
mou ited and prepared to walk. As they
started a man wearing a mask stepped in
from of them from the side of tbe road
and ordered them to throw up theirhauds.
This they did. and be took from tbeni $35
in cash and two gold watches, and then
orde -ed them to move on.
Two Oiher "Hikers" Shot At.
A short time after this occurrence tbe
two New Haven tourists were going down
tbe hill toward Branford. When they
reached tbe point where the two others
were robbed they where ordered to stop.
but as tney were going down hill aud
bad ii good hard road ahead of them tbey
rush-d and passed by the highwayman. He
again ordered them to stop and fired t wo
shots at them, but they were soon out of
Bishop Kenrick's Jubilee.
ST. Louis, Dec 1 The golden jubilee
cerctionies incident to the fiftieth anni
versary of the consecration of the Right
Rev. Archbishop Kenrick, ot this city
were begun yesterday morning. Cardi
nal Gibbous officiated. Tbe ceremonies
were of the most gorgeous of Komau
Catbslic pageants, .Pout i Ileal mass was
a fea'.ure, and had not occurred in this
city :'or many years. Archbishop Rvan
delivered a enlogy of Archbishop Ken
rick, especially commcuding him for
bowing to tbe will of the church in the
matter of the infallibility doctrine. There
was n grand banquet lu tlie afternoon, at
whic t all the church dignitaries were
Lincu-n narrow, ot Milan, Tenn., clain s
to nave wen mistaken by moonsbint .8
for a government officer, imprisoned in a
cave for thirteen days and tbrcatemd
witb death. He was first drugged aud in
that condition captured.
The Weather We May Expect.
vv ashinotos. uec. 1. mo. Id lowtni are
the Wttather indications for twenty-four hours
from B p. m. yesterday: bur Iowa -fair
weather: stationary temperature, except
warn er in extreme eastern 1 ortloo. For Wis
consin Fair weather; southerly winds:
t lightly warmer. For Michigan Warmer
south irly winds; fair weather; probably fair
in lower Michigan tomorrow. For Indiana
and I lioois Much warmer southerly winds;
fair weather, probably- fair tomorrow.
The SourrnnndinK Country Also Stirred
t'p A Great Crow at the rreliiulna'
ry Trial Tracy anil Lnrdon Give Their
Testimony Against McKlhben A Flot
That Was Going on for Nearly a Year
Exposed Two of I he Accused Held ia
Saspovau I'ls., Dec. 1. The excite
ment here yesterday was no less thau it
was Sunday in tbe matter of the alleged
plot laid to destroy the store building of
H. R. Hall and John L. Robertson, to
gether with the postoffiee. The prisoners,
Calvin Tracy, Joseph Lordon and James
T. McKibben, were carefully guarded dur
ing the night by trusty deputies, and
others took charge of them yesterday. At
an early hour farmers from the surround
ing country began to arrive nnd many
prominent citizens from Centralia, Salem,
Oiiu, Patoka, Iuka and other places ar
rived on the passenger trains, all eager to
learn what they could in reference to the
grave charge against the prisoners.
Minting Kink as a Court Itmuu.
Of the prisoners, Lordon aud McKibben
are men d families and they were accom
panied by their wives yesterday to the
skating rink, at which place the prelimin
ary trial was to be held. It was 11 o'clock
yesterday forenoon when Squire I.. C.
Ruby rapped for order, aud when the
immense audience had quieted down .Mo
Kibbcti's attorney, W. D Farthing, arose
aud announced that he was not ready to
proceed totrial. for the reason that a new
charge had bee n substituted against his
client instead of the oue which had been
preferred Sunday, nnd the court was dis
posed to bj lenient and gruted a delay of
Tlie l'leas of the Prisoners.
The charge preferred Sundny was an at
tempt to commit arson. Yesterday the
charge substituted was a conspiracy for
the purposeof dest roving the Mores of H.
R Hall and J. L. Roliertson. It was 2
o'clock in the afternoon when court was
railed to order and the astorneys for the
defense announced that they were ready
for trial. When Justire Koby inteiro
gited 1 .01 don and McKibben as to wheth
er or not they were guilty as c'iaiged,
Lordon answered guilty, but McKibKn
rcpne.i not guilty. 1 racy was not in
cluded in the charge, as he was only a
partner in the alleged conspiracy for the
I'uiwe 01 Kiiug it away.
LORDON AND TRACY TESTIFY.
Midnight Meetings Held to i'lot Inrrn.
Judge Patterson opened the cae on tha
part of the prosecution, outlining what
they proposed proving. Twenty-two wit
nesses were sworn on the part of the peo
ple, including Tracy and Lordon, the lat
ter being placed on the witness stand first.
He stated that he, Tracy and McKibben
had met in the latter's barn at a late hour
at night about two weeks ago, and then
and there, after have shaken hands, sol
emnly pledged themselves to destroy the
stores 01 nail ana Kooertson.
Iteen a Year Cnnsnirinr.
Tracy was next put upon tbe witness
s'and and be testified at length, dating
the first conversation held with McKibben
on last Christmas Day while coming from
Centralia on tbe cars. Snbstquently be
testified that other meetings were held, in
cluding the one testified to by Ixirdon.
Other witnesses testified to having seen
McKibben ard Tracy together on different
occasions. On the conclusion of tbe tesii
moiiy on the part of the prosecution court
a'lj"urned at 6 o'clock in theatternoon for
No Testimony forth Drfrnse.
On reonvening MrKibben's attorney
arose and informed the court that no tes
timony would be offered on the part of the
defense, but that the case would be left
with the court to determine whether or
not a crime had been committed, and
whether or not from the testimony hiscll
ent was guilty. The attorney for the
prosecution bad nothing to say in reply,
. Hnth the Accused Held
Sqnire linky, after brieflv reviewing the
evidence, held it to be suffuient to war
rant him in binding the prisoners each in
atmnd to appear nt the January term of tbe
Marion county circuit court. McKiblvn's
bond was fixed at (3,000, and Lordon's at
f 1.141(1. 1 he prisoners asked for time in
which to give bond and the court granted
me prisoners until this evening
JUDGE LYNCH "CLIMBS DOWN."
Failure of an Attempt to Moh a Wretch
ISDiANAiui.19, Dec. 1. Ijist Friday
night Charles Risso committed a shrc'i
ingontrageon 9-year-old Blanche Strn-
ton. He was arrested and locked up.
r.ot night a crowd surrounded
the jail, guarding every entr.11 ce
and preventing reinforcements for
those . inside, and then proceeded to break
in with crowbars. The announcement
that the jail door was down caused the
whole of the mob to rush to that point
ana aoout twenty policemen effected an
entrance at the door of the sheriff's
The Mob Loses Its Grit.
Finding itself faced by a determined
body of officers the mob lost its grit aud
took refuge in "cuss words" applied to the
police in an effort to force them to make
an attack. The police simply held tha
door and said nothing. A body
of men had gone to the ceil
where Uisso was confined, but hearing of
tbe police they, too, gave up the inb It.
was au hour or more before the mob dis
perses a large lorce ot police was
hen thrown into the jail aud it is be
lieved the prisoner is sale now.
A West Mrgii.ia Mel liusaleli.
Gr.AFTOS, W. Va, Dec. L Josia'i Cnr
penter, the oldest inhabitant of West Y.r
ginia, died at. his residence in Pre -s ton
county Suuday. Estimates f Carpenter's
ae? varied, but none placed him under
Yil years. He claimed to have been born
in Louden county, Virgiuia. in 1733, and
to be, therefore, 15U years old. He claimed
lo remember Draddock s defeat and to
lave served as a teamster at that time.
carpeuter tiaa a son who died ten years
ago at tbe age of BJ Until recently bis
health has been fairly good. He has one
daughter still living who is over 80.
Tr. Hall' Assailant Declared Insane.
New Yosk, Dec 1 John G. Roth, who
attempted to assassinate Rev. Dr. Hall
Sunday, was ye-tterday adjudged ins n.
.V RACE "WITH DEATH!"
Amonjr tlio name-loss lieror-s, none are
more worthy cf martyrdom than he who
rode clown i!ie valley 'of the Coneinaiijrh,
warninr the people r.head of the Jolins-
towu Hood. Aiouvit'vi tin a powerful
horse, faster ami faster went the rider,
but the Hood was swiftly paining, until
it cau-riit tlie unlucky 'horseman nnd
6wept u, prindinjr, crn--lii:!2 aubihila-
tintr both weak and strong.
lu the same way is disease Inrkins
near, like unto the nvord of Damocles,
ready to fall, without warning, on its
victim, who allows lih fvstet;i to be
come clojrgvil up, anil Ms blood poi
soned, and thereby his lu-alth cmlan
percd. To eradicate these poisons from
the system, no matter what their name
or nature, and save yourself a spell of
malarial, typhoid or bilious fever, or
eruptions, swelling, turners n-.d kin
dred disfigurement, keep the liver nnd
kidney healthy and vigorous, by the
use of Dr. Pierce's fJohlcn Medieal Dis
covery. It's the only blood-purifier sold
cn trial. Your money is returned if it
doesn't di exactly as rceommeuJed. A
etne-utrated vegetable extract.- Sold
ty Jrurcr!.ef. in larse b"'cs, at $1X0.
: Shirt Factory :
We are now prepared to take
your measure'and make
Prices as Low se the Lowest.
All kind of Repairing done,
Aleo agent for Bock ford Cothing Comparr.
Fine custom-made pants from S3 to $10.
1609 Second Avenue, Bock Ielaod.
Over Looslej's Crockery More.
Is sot a cofinetfc In the wnse In which tbf t term
is popularly used, bnt permanently besntifles. It
rresU-c a rt. rmnoth. clcar,e!eiy sLin, and by
daily use gradually make I lie complexion several
snaaes a imer, it is a constant protection from
the effects of snn and wind and tirevrnin un
barn and freckles, and blockheads will ncier
come whde ou use It. It rU antes tbe face far
hetter ihun .cap ana wur, irmifnc the fkia
tissnes and thus prevents tte formation of wrira
lcs. It give the fresbne-ss, clearnef s and smooth
ness of skin thai on hail when yon was a tittle
girl Kvery lany, yoncc or old, cuptt to see it.
as it pives a more jorthtul avpeirsrce to arv
lady, and thai permanently. It contains no arid.
'powdor or a'kali. and is as baitn'.css as dew and
as nonrt'hinc to the skin as dew is lo the flower.
Price $ 1 00. at all drncalsts and hair dresf crs.
or ai Mrs. Gervaise liraham a tstahlisnment, 103
Post street, fcan Francitro. whete she treats la
dies foriill blemirbescf tte fsce or figure. La
dles at a distance nested by letter. seidUuin
for her little hook "How 10 be Beantilul."
SAMPLE BOTTLE mailed fn e to ary lad on
receiptor lUcentaln stamps to fay for (ostsge
Cures tke worst Cttf es of Freckles. Sncharn.
Bailownets, Molh-potches. Pimples, and all skin
blemishes. Price l.oO. Harmless and ef
fective. So sample can be sent. Lady agents
THE DRUGGIST is th's town who Srst orders
a billot my preparations will have ha name ad
ded to this advertisement.
My preparations are for sale, by -wholesale
arufutiets in Chicago and every city west of it.
STATE SAVINGS BANK.
MOL1NE, - ILLS.
Offlic Corner Fifteenth street and Third Ave.
Bnccetds the Moline Savings Bank. Organised 1S69
S PEB CEST. IKTEREST PAID OS DEPOSiTS.
Organized under State Laws,
Open from f a. m. to R p. m, and Wednesday and
Salnroav night from 7 to 8.
Porter Skisker, - . . President
H. A. Aibsworih, - - Vice-President
i. r. iiaaKwY. ... CaMer
Porter Skinner, s. W.Wheelock.
V. A. Kose, H . A. Ainsworth,
G. II. Edwards, W.H.Adams,
; Andrew Fribet 5. C. F. Uemcnway,
Hiram Dart ne.
BUY A BUFFALO
in. Has waterworks, electric lights, flourta-
uuub. in ids tramen or wyomJnif-
Produoad the prise potato crop of the United
Bute ia um. tot map and further lnfor.
MANS THO. Buffalo, Wyo
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for this
WEBER, STU YVES ANT, DECKEI. BROS., WHEELnr
TOTM". IT A TT n I tilt n -. .
And the ESTEY, WESTRRN COTTAGE ani FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
I3TA fall line alw of email Motfcal mcr hamlipe. We b;iw- :v ,-viT n
INCORPORATED UNDKH THE STATE LAW.
Rock Island Savings Bank
ROOK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open dally from 9 a, m. to 4 p. m., and Siturday eveniLrs fmm 7 to So'o'k.
Five percent Interest paid on Deposits. Monev loaned on FersonaCi
lateral, or rteai estate becunty
M. P. KByrsOLDS. Pres. F C. D53K.1AS, yice-Pi. 3. M. BCPORD. Caa
P. L. Mitchell. B P. Revnolds, F. C. D-nkmnn. John Crr.buafb H P lh';
I hil.Mltch.il, L. Simon, K. W. Hurst, J. M. Bsfori. ' '
Jackson A Hubst, Sn icitors.
tSBegan butincss July 8, 18S-0, and occupy ire frutlivat ccrr.er of M lO " i In
7 bulldir.i-. "
GOLD FAIS. 1378.
W. Baker Sl Co.
from which tlie excess of
oil liat been removed, is
Absolutely I tire
and it is Soluble,
are used in its preparation. It has
more titan three times the strength of
Cocoa mixed with Starch, Arrowroot
or Sugar, and is therefore far more
economical, costing less than one coit
a cii. It is delicious, nourishing,
strengthening, easily digested,
and admirably adapted for invalids
as well as for persons in health.
Sold by Crocers everywhere.
W. BAKER & CO., Dorchester. Mass.
Tot sale by all first-class Grocery dealers.
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eT.OMatn IN'eiits, t'avenis. Tradf.jf
vLr1' Cofvnahu. tnt frc.'z2f
vx5s!. i4rm monm, tL co.
county of the
Billiard and Pool Parlors.
llavinz jot fnm;hei a firn- r.u' rf 'ssi
t q-l iriH''l '1 vrvh Two of lr ii.uuk i &1i
liiiirt KiHiard T:il- . ! tasitr hi
IN THE CIGAR STOKE
the finest l;neof Imjior-i-ii oisd IVm-fuCffl-anil
Tcbacco in tti- msnrt.
1808 Skcoxd Avente.
No. 1724 THIRD ATI
A. M. & L. J. PARKEE.
If-First-cIa? work SLd fl-cV.
rixo ts rr.-
Ttlephone So. la-
C. O. D.
221 and 223
AL Laundry Work iore on rhort i"
A specialty of Dre- tk.r.f .
Prices as Low as tbe Lc-f
ir. Chi- ti (itlirtlif Wi! ''"; '-,
ihM.jihi litrr.ni. .
I ,.l.,ll,ICinr1l.im ' 'l"'
'Sd? K ELtOTBICCO.. i
ths train of eslls tr
onrao and .portion of the
imposstbis. t-toU refsmitej- adrf.
IRH imiOICAl. CO..