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THE AKGL'8, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1G 1891
Ilighest of all in Leavening Power.
LEAD FOR A JUDGE.
The "Crank" Assassin Shoots
Commander H. S.Clark.
A VEEY CLOSE CALL FOR MURDER.
One Bullet I'longha Furrow In the Fare
of the lllin.iU ii. A. K. t'lilt-f A Ies
prate Ntmirtrl. ami a M'ouml in the
Khonlriwr The Wouhl-Ile Mnrdert-r
kotlgefl In .lull Kohlier Loot a l liitert
Plates IhM WttRim in a Chicago Street
Other Criminal Kcnl.
, Mattoov, Ills.. Deo. A desperate nt
empt was ninile last evening by a Vrank"
to awnssinate Juilre Horace S. Clark, '
commander of tlie Grand Army of Illinois.
The jmlre weivwl a number of severe 1
wounds, but tliey are not likely to prove
fatal. While passim; along one of the
most prominent streets, on his way home,
lie was suddenly confronted by Frank W. '.
Hornish, a half-dazy inventor, who, with
out a wonl of warning, drew a revolver and
fired. The ball plowed a deep furrow 1
through the li ft side of the judge's face, '
cut away a lin k of his hair, and just
missed killing him. j
The J mice Wan Tnre Grit.
Then the judjre sprain; upon his assail
ant and a tierce struggle ensued, during ,
which the judge was again shot through'
the left shoulder. A crowd had collected
by this time, and before Hornish could
shoot again he was seized and quickly dis
armed. Threats of lynching were freely
made, but he was rapidly conveved to the
lock-up. Arriving at the jail extra pre- j
lauuuna were utjten ir 1110 prisoner n ivtitr-
ty, and no outburst of mob violence is uovr
Tried to Kill Hi Friend.
TTstmitili in o inun ef i.r.nwi(lMtihlw ma-
fhankal genius and hus invented a sue- '
ressful boiler cleaner. Judge Clark has j
always befriended him. He advised Horn
ish not to sell his interest in the invention,
but Hornish sold out to the company that
now manufactures the device in this city.
He had no unkind words for the judge for a
year afterward, but recently began to
threaten him. Mayor Kern and others, but
. t. lit, pvor-iuiu an ..ftp... V w. ... .. .
tipon cranKii,',ss no serious alarm was i it
by those whom he denounced. He has
relatives living in Peoria and a family in
WHAT WILL THEY DO NEXT?
Five Men Hob a Mail Wagon In the Street
Chicago, Dec. 10. At a late hour last
evening a United States mail wagon, filled
with registered and other matter, was
topped by five men and robbed of its con
tents. The roblary took place on Mather
street, and was so quickly done that lie
fore the affair was reported to the police
the robbers had half an hour's start. In a
refuse box on the north side, three miles
from the scene of the robliery, the cut mail
pouches and their rifled contents were
found about midnight.
How the Robbery Wm F'.fl'erted.
The wagon was on its way to the main
postoflice with mail from the stock yards
and southwest stations. When half way
to Desplaines street, on Mather, five men
sprang from an alley, and while one seized
the horses by the reins the. others covered
the driver with revolvers and commanded
bim to keep quiet. The team was then led
into an alley. While two of the men cov
ered the driver with guns the others forced
upon the doors of the wagon and hastily
Selecting the registered pouches from the
others made olf through the alley. Two
registered mail louches are missing, but
what their value is cannot lie stated.
THE TROUBLE AT CRESTED BUTTE.
A Hloorty Haiti Looks Like the Most
Cl:F.STi:i Bin i:, Colo., Dec If.. The in
dications tire that a bloody battle cannot
long l delayed. Since all overtures for an
arbitration have failed both company and
strikers have taken a more demonstrative
Stand. The former has ordered lumlier and
already begun the erection of bunk houses
for the protection of the men who will take
the places of the strikers.
M'lnrhcsters anil Ammunition.
Ijist evening l'KJ Winchester rifles with
2,500 rounds of ammunition were dumped
from a freight car and immediately taken
possession of by Sheriff Shores and his
deputies. Men are now on their way to
Crested Butte from IMieblo and other
places to handle these rifle in protecting
the property of the company and the lives
of their new employes.
Striken Holding Secret Meeting.
The strikers are holding secret meetings,
all the proceeding lieing in the Italian
and Austrian languages. They avow that
they will light to the death for what they
consider to lie their rights, and that they
will allow no "imported" men to take
their plnces. In other words, they insist
that their demands shall be complied with
without exception, or there will be war to
CHARACTER OF A DYNAM1TARD.
The Qualities of Henry I.. 'orcro de
scribed by Hia Mother.
Xew Youk, Dec. 10. Mr. and Mrs. Nor
cross, the father and mother of Henry L.
Norcross, the bomb thrower, were in the
city yesterday and fully identified the
"head" as that of their son. Ot her prop
erty picked up in the debris of Russell
Sage's office was also fully identified by
Mrs. Norcross. To the coroner after identi
fying the remains and making affidavit
thereto, Mrs. Norcross said: "My son, Hen
ry I Norcross, was always mild mannered.
I am positive that he never harbored any
bad feelings toward Russell Sage. He ad
vocated the limitation of wealth, saying
(hat no man should be permitted to ao-
U. S. Gov't Rrtxjrt, Aug. 17, 1889.!
CHtnniAle HI luilurunc niiiuuiiL' tn vtcAibu.
AVhen reading in the newspapers that a
certain person had died leaving so many
millions of money, he said that was wrongs
He was rvgularin his habits, lie was a free
thinker however, and lielit-ved in no here
after. He never quarrelled, lie did not
like ca tls. He was always at home at
Very Inflexible antl Merretive.
He was retiring, but quite lirnt. lie was
Very del ermined; in fact, inflexible, lie
never h d me to believe that he contem
plated violence towards others or himself.
His brain also seemed to 1m very high
above the ears, lie had tine iust im-ts, no
low il is Ki5.il ion. He always seemed to
admire Russell Sage as a brainy man and
bethought that he had earned his money
more honestly t tain other millionaires. I
never kn -w him to handle explosives, ami
It is a grt ttt mystery to uie In w h- luiiueJ
s-o niiidi a!x.nt them. He could le ver
secretive X felt Mrfertly safe to tell hilt
auytiiinL: He associated with 110 youn(
men. lit. as in love with no one but my
Self. He atd to me three weeks ago: "I
shall luxer get married unless I can mak
you irnh pendent." He said tome oftea
.Mother, you and I get along well togi tliMT
You never get vexed at me. Voiirdispo
Siiiou is just the one to govern mine. II
you do gi t vexed you get i icht over it."
J t 1 as I'roplietie lkovlr.
Mte was impatient and apt to he irritabli
if things did not go right. He said 1
knew how to treat him and how to tnk
him. He had no books which treated ol
explosives unless it was Chamliers' Kncy
cloiedia. I do not know if it contaiueC
anything on the subject. He was not com
bative. 1 le never had any trouble let'o"e
He used often to quote this poetry:
"He it her fears bis fHte too much,
' r Lis deserts are small.
"Wh dares not put it to the touch,
"To v in or lose it all."
Mr. and Mrs. Xoreross called at the cor
oner's office yesterday shortly after 15
O'clock to xet their son's effects. Wonl has
been sent to the family undertaker in Bos
ton, who v ill employ an undertaker inthU
city to have the remains shipped. It is uu
derstotsl that the parent will have t he
head and remains cremated when they
HE POISONED HIS CHILDREN.
The Way a Ilohemian Fanner (lot ltll tn
Most or His Family.
TOPKKA, Kan., Dec. 10. The people n
Weir City tnd Cherokee rotintyareatna7.ee
at the inhuman acts of Thomas Seidler,
Bohemian farmer. Ijist Thursday whilt
his daughter was dying he would not al
low a clergyman who wished to see her tt
enter the h mse. The following Saturday
one of the Isiys was sick, but Seidler re
fused any assistance from the doctor oi
neighbors, md shut them out, declaring
that he would kill any man who attempt
ed to enter the house.
The Neighbors Look Into the Matter.
The next day the boy died and the neigh
liors instituted an investigation, and found
that Seidler had been giving his children fc
solution ol alum with cither poisonout
drugs. A third child is reported dying,
and another is very sick. Seidler was ar
rested Monday and held to await the cor
oner's inquest. He does not act like i
crazy man, but if he is not a lunatic he fc
one of the most cold-blooded and heart leu
Sneaktl: ieve at Fashionable Teas.
New Yois-C. Dec. Id. There is no littlt
talk just njw about the visit of sneak
thieves to several of the fashionable teas
held last wi-ek. At one house where tht
ladies carelessly left their outside wraps in
the vest i Im 1 a valuable sealskin cloak was
stolen, and at another house where the
same custom prevailed a costly outside
garment, made in Paris and worn for the
llrst time by its owner, mysteriously disap
penred whil- the lady who owned it was
extending 1 er congratulations to the de
A I'isi;race to Ills Clot It.
Nashvili.i:, Dec. lti. Cteorge U. Lindner,
an M. D. at d a minister of the Christian
church, is :i fugitive from justice. On
Saturday hut Lindner gave worthies'
checks to dit erent linns in this city to tli:
amount of iibout Stjoo. He also obtained
three diamond rings from a jeweler on
pretense of a lowing a young lady to make
a selection, lie has been hcurd from in
New Oilcan . It was thought he was
making his v ay to Mexico.
THE FEDERATION OF LABOR.
Second Day' Proceedings oT the Itlr
mlighaui Convent ion.
BlHMINfiHAM. Ala., Dec. 10. The Federa
tion of Iabor yesterday discussed the cast
of the I'ittsbt rg job printers, against whom
the law of injunction is Wing used by the
employers. .V resolution to appropriate
$3,tK)9 to carry the case to the supreme
court was sent to committee. Mrs. McDonald-Vales
i, of Minnesota, and Miss I
M. Van Katoti spoke for women workers
and were pt on the committee ou tlia-t
subject. A good deal of debate took place,
and innnmerible resolutions were intro
duced on the onviet lalxir quest ion. The
day in fact was principally deotedtc
the introducti in of resoliit ions, mostly on
convict labor and the boycott, but they
were all sent t J committee without read
Twoe v I'uiiU Authorized.
WASIIIXOTOV, Dec. 10. The Chemical
National bank of Chicago, capital 1,(KK),
ooo, and the First National bank of Stew
artstown. Pa., capital "10,000, Lave been
authorized to I egin business.
Writes th 1'reslclent FIvery Ibj-. f
PoNTIAC, Mich., Dec. 10. The llrst thiua
Daniel P. Jeffrey d(Mrt every morning after
breakfast is to sit down and write a lettet
to 1 "resident Harrison. He has kept this
np for two motths, he says. In 1K71 tie ap
plied for a pension, and his application has
lieeu pending e,-er since. Mr. Jeffrey is of
the opinion that his claim is held back by
Commissioner Jtaum merely for personal
reasons, and he demands justice from the
Madame Jam uschek, the actress, is seri
oualy ill at Bait imora.
A MELEE AT ENXIS.
Irish FacSonsN Indulge in a
DILLON WOUNDED ON THE HEAD.
IliimlgTciW of the Participants Keep the
Doctors ltusy After the " Sheevo " Ik
Over A llattle lioval in the Town Hall,
in Which '.lie McCarthy-Hen Pool Issues
and Cliickthorns with the Police The
Parncllites Ileaten Aft.T a Ieperate
Dl Hl.lN. Dec. !rt. The McCarlhyitesheld
a convention ami a parade at Knnis yes
tenlay. That is they did what they could
in that line in the intervals of lighting
the Parnellitcs. The beginning of the di
version was when the procession started.
The Paruellites opened the fight with
succession of tierce attacks upon the Mc
Caithyites, stones, brickbats and black
thorns lieing used in the most effective
manner possible by both olitical parties.
Time and again were the Paruellites (few
er iu nuinlkT than their opponent-si re
pulsed, but each repulse seemed only t
nerve them on with renewed vigor in an
other onslaught, so some idea of the
exciting net ore of the procession
may lie formed. On lsith sides theie
were, scores upon scores of wounded,
the majority of the sufferers complaining
of broken heads. Windows were broken on
on all sides, doors were broken in, the o-lic-e
wctv hustie.1 and jostled about like
corks njMin an angry sea.
F:tlective Work by the Police.
The procession, amid groans from tia
Parnellites. w is halted at the O'Conncll
monument, and there Dillon made several
attempts to address the surging crowds
around him, while the battling with the
Parnellites was continued in the streets
with the utmost vim on Is it h sides. In
vain did the distinguished memls-r of par
liament rise to the occasion in a jaunt in?
car and Crfom the foot of the monument; he
whs groaned down repeatedly by the war
ring Parnellites, who were not to lie cowed
by either the constabulary or the black
thorns and brickbats of their jMilitical ad
versaries. Finally the fighting became so
general and furious that the entire local
force of constabulary, reinforced from the
outlying districts, was marched to 1'ie
scene mid fought its way around the Me
Carthyites until it formed a cordon separ
ating them from their enemies.
A "Perler'VMcCarthyite Alliance.
Kven this enforced cessation of hostilities
did not dampen the ardor of the Parnell
ites. They gat hered their forces together,
and while the McCartbyite meeting was
lieing held under the protection of the po
lice they charged upon and captured the
town hall, where they began to hold an
improvised meeting. This, however, was
more than the local authorities, to say
nothing of the McCarthyite, could subn.it
to without a protest. Consequently they
(the police and McCarthyites) combined
their forces and literally stormed the tov n
hall. Then there was a scene which will
lie long rcmetnlicred. The fight was one
of the hottest description while it lasted..
The Parnollites gallantly contested every
inch of ground, but they were outnum
bered by the police and McCarthyites com
bined, and finally hail to give way, fighting
like demons licfore superior forces.
Dillon Severely Woumletl.
The police anil McCarthyites then took
possession of the hall and the Parnellites
concluded that the liest fun of the day was
over. There were, it may lie imagined a
great many iieople injured during this
series of convention fights, but no deaths
from the injuries are reported. On the
other hand the local physicians have
treated several hundred had cases of
damaged heads, in addition to paying
more or less attention to several other
hundreds of cases of slighter damage.
Dillon was one of the wounded. He is
suffering from a seven scalp wound re.
ceived from a stone which connected with
him near the O'Conncll monument.
MADE THE STRAIGHT ISSUE.
A Chance to See Whether the Civil Kight
Law Is Law.
KoNimlT, N. Y., Dec. Hi. Sylvester Stay,
a prominent colored citizen, has brought
nuit for f."i,(ioo damages against Manager
Dubois, of the Kingston Opera house.
Stay purchased several tvserved seats for
last Thursday evening's performance, but
when he presented the tickets at the door
he and his party wen' refused admission to
that portion of the house which his tickets
railed for, and he was informed that if lie
w ished to see the icrfonnanre he must get
gallery seats, lie was informed by the
management that this would be necessary
because of his color.
NEW tLECTRICAL DANGER.
A Fireman Instantly Killed W hile Hold
ing a NoKsrlc.
Nl-.W OKl.FANs, Dii !(!. Srooler's jew
elry store and the fruit stores of the Mis
sissippi Fruit company and K. S. Stoddard
were destroyed by fire Tuesday. During
the progress of the tire Chief-
O'Connor, while holding a nozzle
received an electric shock anil was knocked
senseless, the stream of water coming in
contact wit h an electric wire which was
heavily charged. Fireman Hannan sprang
to O'Connor's assistance and took the noz
zle in his hand. The instant he did so ho
fell dead, having received the fuil force of
t he current.
The Iiihaue Asjlnni Scandal.
ClllCAtio, Dec. lti. The Times h:is a dis
patch from Jacksonville giving an inter
view with Dr. Carriel. in charge of the in
sane asylum, in which the doctor says that
the water in the reservoir in which Wil
son's dead body had been for a month was
not drained out ftecaiise the supply was
short; and that it was not used for drink
ing or cooking, only for bathing and laun
dry work. A telegram from Springfield
says uu investigation will lie made.
l.ase Hull Negotiation.
iMHANAi'tH.is, I H. lti. Nearly all the
prominent base ball men in the country
are assembled here negotiating for a union
of the League and Association with a
twelve club circuit. Committees have
been appointed by both organizations to
consider the matter, and the general opin
ion is that the deal will be successfully
In Trouble for Flection Cruokedneas.
Omaha, Dec. HI. A special from Taylor,
Neb., says: Marshal Crane, A. B. Starke,
Frank Butler and F. Partridge, judges and
clerks at the recent election, were arrested
yesterday for fraudulently placing two bal
lots in the box, and entering fictitious
uaines ou the tally sheets.
l here are some patent med
icines that are more marvel
lous than a dozen doctors'
prescriptions, but they're not
those that profess ,to cure
ttcrybody, now and then,
feels " run down," " played
out." They've the will, but
no power to generate vitality.
They're not sick enough to
call a doctor, bui just too
sick to be well. That's
where the right kind of a
patent medicine comes in,
and docs for a dollar what
the doctor wouldn't do for
less than five or ten.
We put in our claim for
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical
We claim it to be an un
cqualed remedy to purify
the blood and invigorate the
liver. We claim it to be
lasting in its effects, creating
an appetite, purifying the
blood, and preventing Bilious,
Typhoid and Malarial fevers
if taken in time. The time
to take it is when you first
feel the signs of weariness and
weakness. The time to take
it, on general principles, is
Now in full blast.
1,C00 12-mo. fiction, poet?, history,
1(K Dore bible gilleries 69c
50 Atala illustrations by Gustave Dore
100 Bedford' arjnual, a great big band
some fl.25 booh, we place on sale
Monday, Dec 15 at 34c
The largest and bandaointst children's
book yon tver saw for 22c
25 copies each lien Hur" and ''Fair
All of Louisa M. Alcoa's boobs, 97c.
Joe's B05P, Little Men, Little Women.
Jack and Ji I, Under the Lilac, Rote in
Bloom, all 97c while they last.
Vissar Girls and all of the Zigzae Jour
neys 93c each
All of Mark Twain's books at about half
Full st ts of Dickens' works $ 34
llflter ones. . 4 S7
6ils of Lincoln, his Life and Tiroes.
Sets of Napoleon and His Marshals,
Sets of Washington aid His Gen
Grant and His Travels.. fi 17
Among the 12 mo. nicely bound clotb
you will find the following:
Tom Brown's School Dys. Last Days
of I'cir.peii. Scottish Chiefs, Jane Ejre,
Swiss Family Robinson, Bryant, Tenny
son, Old Curiosiiy Shop, Path Finder,
O iver Twist, Vicar of Wahtflsld, Robert
Elsmtie, Grimm's Fairy Tsles, Willey
Riley, Ivaoboe, Lucille. East Lvnne,
Adam Bec'c and many other equally
standard tnd well known books the
prices of which are much more elsewhere.
All qualities worsted, wool and silk,
from cheapest to best.
Men's neckwear for the holiday sea
son is especially tasteful and varied.
We have more than our usual supply,
all at our usual low price r.
1714 to 1724
This firm have the exclusive sale for (Lis
rietrjos etrd Oro-arjs,
WEBER, 8TU YVES ANT, DECKED BROS., WHEELonr
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE andFR
RAND & YOTEY ORGANS.
i'nll line 1m of small Musical merchandise. We have in our err,ly r'.-.c',.i p
Bargains never before duplicated in Rock Island.
Board JuvenilelToys and Games
Play day series (six kinds) 12c
Good Time series 7c
Chattering Pets 8c
Little Oaes at Home 18c
Children's Hour I82
Tale of Three Lions ISc
Fan and Fancy 22j
f!hMrfnl Hon is ii
Daisy Land 17c
Merry Children 17c
2.000 children's books at lowest prices.
Big dolls, little dolls, crjirg dolls, fine
dolls, cheap dolls, dolls for 1c, 3c, 5c, Sc.
10c, netrro dolls 7c, dressed dolls 20c, 22o,
45c, 50c and up.
Flee kid body dolls, sleeping or wak
ing dolls, fine jointed French dolls, all
prices from the cheapest up to f 2.50 escb.
One gross scrap albums 3c each.
One gross at 17c, worth 31
One gross autograph albums, lc each.
Others larger and fi ler at very bed rock
S x dozen great big ?2 plush photo
graph albums go at 97c.
We can show ail through our line the
greatest bartrains in albums we have ever
placed on sale.
Silk umbrellas for Christmas
All away below value.
Yeddo twill umbiellas, silver handles,
Bradford Gloria silk umbrellas, silver
cronk bandies at $1 47.
25 assorted natural root handles, silver
and gold collars. Gloria silk, 1 63.
Finer and better silk umbrellas up to $ 6
all special styles and special prices.
county of the
Eight dozen Tiddle de Wink?
Hal ma ;
Parachei s; -c
Checkerboards and checkers u'.! com
Wescotl's patent combination
embossed spelling l-l.-cks. hiarkboafi.
drums, Barnum's i-alliopcfiV.BSSi-""
ing tables, bay rum. etc.. t-
Toy' tea sets, loc, 23v -i' 4
Laundry sets, live uiect-s u "e;
wringer, clothes horse an-: wa?Lb- at
all for 17c.
Wooden toy huckv's
Ir n raen zvi T.a t-s
Best 3G hour alarm clock? s"
Initial i mbroidered bamiki t. !,:t, -12c
14c, 15c, 17c and 25c. , :i,.,.fl
Men's pure linen enibro:.ierc. -
handkerchiefs 25c, wottu niu.--,s
Men's colored bordered han-ai-.--all
prices from 43 to 35c. .,..,;.!.
Japanese silk handkerch -. 'J1';,'..
ered initial 243 nans ez-. , ;
broidered initials, nnest ril
Chinese silk, 37c, 44c. 62c. t . - .
l Some of these are wortU "l
three times the price we ak.
40 styks ladies' Japanese hn
chiefs, beautifully en.tmu.lert...
one.lbird value, ranges "
19c up to f 1.