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it a "GPS, MONDAY, 'FEBRUARY T, 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. L atest U. S. Gov't Report.
STIFLED I)Y DEATH.
The Voice of a Great English 1
SPUEGEON THE ELOQITENT CALLED.
An Apparent improvement That Cave
Hope of Complete Kecovery Inter
rupted by the Irim Terror's Ha ml Ca
reer of the (ireat I'reacher Remarka
bly Karly levelopinent of HI Power
or Oratory Ilia Generosity and Habit
of Plain Speaking.
LoxrxiN, 1-Vb. 1. A telegram received
here announce the death at Mentone, in
the south of France, at 10:15 o'clock last
night, of Rev. Charles II. Spurgeon, pas
tor of the Metro
in this city. Mr.
Spurgeon hnl lonjt
been afflicted with
gout, and alxmt
seven month ago
bis condition lie
cam e so serious
that even then his
life hung in the
balance for weeks.
Eventually his nat
urally rugged con
the disease so far EEV.C.H.SPURGEOH
as to permit of his being removed to Men
tone, where he had been for some time.
At first the mild climate to which he had
gone proved beneficial, and the famous
preacher's physicians were beginning to
look for their patient's complete recov
ery. A few days ago alarming symptoms
made their appearance. The reverend
gentleman grew steadily worse, and yes
terday afternoon it became evident that
the end was near. Mr. .Spurgeon became
Unconscious about 5 o'clock and diet! qui
etly. Karly levplopl Kluqnenre.
Rev. Charles Hadden Spurgeon was bom
on June l!i, 1SU, in Kelvedon, Ksex. lie
received an ordinary education under
strong religious influences and lieratnr very
early an usher in a school at Nottingham,
in which humble rapacity he developed
astonishing powers of public speaking and
was especially effective in religious exhor
tation. His relatives, who were Inde
pendents, offered to have him trained for
the ministry, but he declined because he
bad p;pdobaptist views. Ijiter he re
linquished these and joined the church
formerly presided over by Rotiert Hall at
A Pastor at Seventeen.
He liecamc a village pastor at Teversliam,
and soon after became pastor of a Baptist
chapel at Waterlieach. At this period, only
17 years old, he delivered a series of dis
courses which attracted immense crowds,
and spread his fame through Hngland.and
even America, as the '-Boy I'reacher." Hav
ing been offered the chapel in New Tark
atreet, Southwark, he preached for the
first time in Ixmdon in 1S3 with such suc
cess that the edifice had to le enlarged to
accommodate the rapidly growing congre
gation. At Exeter hall, which was occu
pied during these alterations, hundreds
were turned away every Sunday, being
unable to get within the doors.
Wa Orthodox on Hades.
The enlarged chapel in New Park street
proved insufficient and the Surrey Music
hall was hired to accommodate the over-
flow. Finally the Metropolitan Talernacle
was built, which holds 4,000 or 5,(X people,
and there the famous preacher has remain
ed to this day. Since lSTtf his sermons
have been published weekly and sold
throughout the I'rotestant world in in
creasing numbers. In ls7 Mr. Spurgeon
severed his connection with the Kaplist
union because it tolerated heretical views
On the subject of hell. This gave rise to a
Generous in Financial Matters.
But if unyielding in matters of faith
none was more generous in matters of
finance. When he had arrived at his jubi
lee year his friends held a great recept ion
and gave him a present of something like
$25,0110. He straightway gave every cent of
it to the preachers' school and the orphan
age. Another present of a la rue sum on
another occasion went to charity as well.
lie had no home until his friends lxmght
one and deeded it to his wife on the condi
tion that it remain her home. They were
afraid it would be sold and the money
given to the poor. Spurgeon never had a
shilling that he culled his own.
frequently linked the Itirli
Another thing that made him loved was
nut sympatny ior the poor, it was so
strong that he did not hesitate to scald the
rich vow and then with a hot flow of in
vective. In one of these addresses he gave
the nobility and bishops a terrible stirring
tip, but in spite of this, when his jubilee
was celebrated, lords and bishops came to
do him honor. They recognized the hon
esty and sincerity of purpose in everything
the man said, no matter how hateful the
words might le to them.
Asks a Curse on India.
Spurgeon did not mince his words did
not take butter in his mouth, as he would
have said, even when addressing the Al
mighty. At a meeting held in the Crystal
Palace during the Indian mutiny he made
a prayer in which he literally took the Al
mighty to task for bringing trouble on the
British emmre: and then said: "Thou
didst rain hell out of heaven on the cities
of the plain. The cities of India are not
less vile than they, for they have com
mitted lust and cruelty. Remember this,
O Uod of heaven.'
Closing M ortis of His Last Address.
Spurgeon seemed to have a foreboding
that his end was near when last he spoke
In public, and there is something of this
In the closing paragraph. Because it
proved to le his farewell address it may
very well close this sketch of his career:
"My time is ended, although 1 had much
more to any. I can only pray the Lord to
five you to lelieve in him. If I should
ever again have the pleasure of speaking
.n l. .m upon u.e i:10e ol the enrlti, 1
should li..- to deliver asmy la.st confession,
of faith t. lis testimony.
Not Hint; lint l-'atth Can Save.
''Xoila; g biit faith can save in this nine
teen;!! cei.tury; noiliing but faith c:iu save
Englnud; nothing but faith can save the
present ii nbelieving church; nothing but
lirni l.;it;i iu the grand old doctrine of
grace aud in the ever-liviui; and unchang
ing God c.- ii bring liark to thechuivh again
H full lide of prosp; nty and make her to be
the dclivt rer of the nations for Christ;
nothing but faith in the Lord .testis can
save you or me. The lori give you, my
brother, to believe to the utmost degree,
for his iini it's sake! Amen."
Two 1 housHiid Sermon by 18SS.
Ill isss w vs celebrated the delivery of his
,(KMi It Si-ri tou. The l'istors' college, the
ColporlAge association, the liook fund ami
the Supp e.-.'entary Pastors' Aid fund
were all fo mded by Mr. Spurgeon in sup
port of his work at the Taliernacle. In his
illness, wl.ich Ix-ran seven months ago.
and passii g through mauy vicissitudes
he has had world-wide sympathy, and his
devoted co igregation hove been untiring
in their pe it ions to the Lord for his re
COMMANDER PALMER IN GEORGIA.
He llraves a Dure and Talks King to th
Albany, X. Y., Feb. 1. After Com
niander in-Chief of the (Jrand Army of tin
Republic Piilmer issued his famous ordei
anent the curving of confederate flags it
processions, some intemperate southerner!
went so far as to warn General Palmei
npver to con e to Georgia, or he might nil
it. The general is not the man to stand
any such t are and on Wednesday last
went to Augusta, Ga., to attend the G. A
It. state convention, to which he had lx-et
invited. He was very warmly rvci-ivwi
and found his room at the hotel beauti
fully decorat ed with American flags.
Talked straight Out in Meetin.
He was w.iited upon at once by a large
delegation ol citizens, every one of whom
had lieen an . flicer in 1 he Confederate 'irmy
They were extremely cordial and aiU-r s
conversation on general topics, the llaj,
order episode was touch u;wn. In his re
marks to thi delegation. General Palmei
said: "The 'Jrand Army is doing every
thing in its p iwer to wipe out any feelina
of bitterness, consequent on the civil war.
but they draw the line at the display o)
the Confederate flag in processions it
which they participate, and when you ask
our boys to j jin with you, I think it pool
taste to brii g these flags out."
ISrnnd-New Flags Aren't ltolica.
The Confederates insisted that the flag
of the ''lost ca ise" was not paraded to iu
suit Union soidiers, but simply as a relic,
to which Gent ral Palmer replied: -If that
le so, w ill yon give me a reason why it is
that you also display brand-new flags. Vt
should be so-ry to think that thildret
should le brot ght up with any feeling ol
resentment or revenge. The only nat ional
thought ever t j lie instilled into the miiiili
of the young i a reverence and loyalty tc
the flag of the country. I look upon you as
brave soldiers and gentlemen, but as tc
those who write me anonymous and threat
enimt letters, I regard them simply as
GIRLS INDCTED FOR MURDER.
Alice Mitchell and Lillle Johnson for th
. Death of r'reda Ward.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 1. The grand
jury has reported a true bill against A lie
Mitchell and Lillie Johnson, charging
them with the murder of Freda Ward
The indictment of Miss Johnson is a sur
prise, as she did nothing more than to '
company Miss Mitchell to the court l:-.it
in a buggy. A member of the jury says
however, that she was an arc of tin
Mithchell girl's intention.
How the Girls Kereived I he Ni-xrs.
When the ue-rs was conveyed to Miss
Johnson that s le, too, would have to an
swer for Alice Mitchell's act the youny
lady became fra ilic, and it was hours lie
fore she regained composure. MissMitch
ell, however, paid no attention to the fact
that she would 1 ave to fight for her life,
but turned away ami walked out on the
lauding and viewed the other prisoners
The attorneys f r Miss Johnson will mak
an extraordinary effort to secure bail. U
is learned that Miss Mitchell's attorneys
propose to ask for a writ de lunatico in
quirendo at one, and try to g;t Miss
Mitchell adjudge 1 a lunatic and thusat-uid
the publicity of a trial.
They Want to Hang Miss Alice.
The state, however, will make a deter
mined effort to h.ive Miss Mitchell put on
trial for her life, though young and sur
passingly beautiful and rich in her own
right and by pros pective inheritance. Pub
lie opinion is daily growing strongei
against Miss Mi chell. Every woman iu
Memphis, except her mother and sisters
thinks she should be hanged, and an after
noon newspaper poes so far as to advocate
editorially that si e lie made to suffer tin
death penalty for her crime. Miss Mitchell
had been practicii g in the use of a razoi
for several days.au 1 her teacher was a negre
DEED OF A DRUTE.
CAHOKIA WA3 MUCH SHOCKED
At an Explosion of Dynamite Sh
Thought Wns an lOartkquake.
ST. Louis, Mo.. Feb. 1. Cahokia, a vil
lage four miles south of East St. Louis,
was the scene of reat excitement at an
early hour Saturday. The people wert
awakened by a dull, heavy sound, followed
by the trembling o:' the earth, and without
thought of attire rushed from their dwell
ings in great alarm. Xo repetition of the
shock followed, but the shivering residents
were afraid to seek their beds again, and
stood around waiting for developments.
There Were No Lives Lost.
Later it was leaned the Camile Droit
Dynamite factory, .t mile south of Caho
kia had blown up The explosion is at
tributed to spontaneous combustion. Xc
one was killed. Fi ve thousand pounds oi
dynamite was expl wed, wrecking every
thing within a good iistance of the factory,
and digging a dee i bole in the ground.
Glass and crockery -vere broken Cahokia
Two Dastardly , Murders at the
DOUE TO DEATH ET A MSCEEANT.
A Girt Forced to Marry a Man of Had
Character at the l'oint of the Pistol.
Ill-Treated, and as a Frnale Fatally
Shot Her Brother Instantly Killed 1
the Same linflian. Who Surrenders with
a Lie on His Lips.
Washington-, Feb. 1. Howard .J.
Schneider la.-,t night instantly killed his
brother-in-law, Frauk Hamliuk, ami fatal
ly wounded Lis wife. The tragedy oc
curred on Q street, between Sixteenth ami
Seventeenth streets, shortly after S. o'clock.
After the shooting the murderer walktd
leisurely to police station Xo. Twentieth
and K streets, northwest, and surrendered
himself. He is now i,i confinement. Sun t
time ago Schneider took Miss Amy M.
llamlink out riding. He drove to Hyatts
ville, Md., just outside of the District ol
Columbia. Arrived there, he in formed 1 lit
young lady that he had determined ' tc
It Was Marriasje or Death.
Unless she consented to have (he ore
mony performed at once he would kill l ei
and commit suicide. The young lady, dis
cover! tig that he was serious in his inten
tions, and not knowing what else to do,
accompanied him to the house of a justice
of the peace. Schneider had provided him
self with a marriage license, and the two
were married. They drove back to Wash
ington, and both agreed to keep the mar
riage a secret from the girl's father. Colonel
Hamlink, a well-known and well-t dc
Told Her Sister the Secret.
Amy confided her secret to her sistei
Jennie, and the latter some time after in
formed her father. He knew that Schnei
der had a bad reputation, although well
connected. He drank hard and had been
br-en engaged in several . disgraceful
scrapes. However, he concluded that he
could not improve matters by opposing the
marriage and had Schneider come to his
house and take up his residence there. The
couple tenanted an up-stairs room and
lived together until two weeks ago.
Showed His Colors Very Soon.
The father says Schneider was abusive
and ill-treated his wife on several occa
sions during the short time they resided at
the house. He finally ordered him to leave
the house and never again to molest his
daughter. The Hamlink house is
at 17; Q street. Schneider's family, who
are well kno n ami highly respected, live in
the same block. The discarded husband
soon disregarded the orders he had receiv
ed from the elder Hamlink, and began to
annoy his wife with notes stirrepitiousiy
delivered. It is not known whether si e
replied to any of them. but e-tenl.-iy bes.nt
several notes asking her to meet him, tt.
which she returned some reply.
THE DASTARD'S ELOODY WORK.
He Meets His Wife and Her Itrottier and
Shoots Them Until.
At S o'clock last evening Mrs. Schneider,
accompnuied by her sister Jennie and hei
brother Frank, aged 21, left the house tc
go to church. They proceeded to a point
opposite 17;(7 Cj street, when they met
Schneider. He approached his wife and
said be wanted to speak to her. Just
what was the conversation that ensued i
not known excepting in general. Mrs.
Schneider endeavored to avoid a conversa
tion. They started to pass him, when
Schneider suddenly drew a revolver and
Ietied fire. Frank Hamlink fell dead
from a bullet that passed straight through
his chest. Schneider then emptied his re
volver at his wife. One bullet struck hct
in the left side, another in the right, and
a third entered the abdo.nen.
Lied About His Crime.
As soon as the deed was committed
Schneider walked to the police station and
surrendered himself. He informed the of
ficers at the desk that he had shot at a
man on Q street in self-defense.
"Did you hit him" one of the officers
"I don't know whether I did or not," was
He was as calm as if nothing had Imp
pencil, and oliediently followed the turn
key to the cell in which he is now confined
Mrs. Schneider in Great Agony.
Mrs Schneider was carried to hei
parents' house anil a physician summoned.
She was conscious, but in too ureat agony
to give an account of the tragedy. An ex
amination of her injuries convinced tlit
physician that her case is hopeless. Sht
is about 3 years of age and an attractive
woman. The murderer is not yet :). lie
followed the calling of an elect riciak and
his brother is a well-known architect.
The Time to Have Killed Him.
He met Jennie Hamlink on the street
several days ago and threatened to cut her
throat for having informed Colonel Ham
link of his marriage to her sister. Last
Thanksgiving Hay he wantonly shot an
inoffensive old man who had climbed into
his brother's buggy while it stood outside
a livery stable and seriously wounded him.
WHERE ARE THE POLICE!
Curious and Peculiarly American Pro
ceedings in Montana.
Helksa, Mont., Feb. I. For sometime
past a gang of deiieradoes have been con
ducting a lively business in horse stealing
in that part of Montana lying south of the
yellowstone and in Fremont county. Well
known stock growers of Yellowstone coun
ty have lost about 400 horses. Otherstock
growers have contributed f-everal hundred
more, and it is believed that the outlaws
have about tXJO head iu their possession.
The situation has become so serious that
a band of thirty resolute citizens was re
The Nob of the Item.
They set out to attempt the recovery of
the stock and thin out the thieves. In an
encounter a few days ago four of the lat
ter were killed. The gang of desperadoes,
however, numbered about fifty, and the
citizens require reinforcements before at
tempting to complete the work they have
begun. An eTori is now bing made to raise
a fund of i-M.OCJ to carry out the cam
paign. Whisky Trust 91eu LutcaUlu.
Cui.'Ai., Feb. 1. j,, is reported in fin an
ciul circles here that the largest holders ot
the whisky trust stock have unloaded theit
holdings duruig the past few weeks in the
eastern market. Several millions wonb
of stock was disposed of, it is said, by th
whisky magnates at 60. It is thought that
the reitort that the government was send
ing out agents to investigate the whisky
trust had something to do with the sud
den sales of the stock.
It is stated that .George M. Pulman, the
Bleeping car magnate, is largely interested
m tue .Nicaragua canal.
It is reported that Garza, the alleged
revolutionist, is begging Diaz for pardon,
and oiiermg to betray his followers.
People living at Ithaca, Mich., are 'all
tore up" over the reported discovery of oil
on a farm two miles from that place.
Judge Moon, of Chattanooge, granted
thirty-two divorces and refused sixty
three others iu the space of three hours.
Dr. H. F. Form ad, pathologist, of Tren
ton, X. J., says that milk from cows af
flicted with tulierculosis is harmless as
food for mankind.
The Singer Manufacturing company has
transferred the loo,Ml it subscribed tu
the Xew York fund for the World fair to
the Chicago fund.
Xortheru Ohio is being flooded with
counterfeit money of cent and 1 de
nominations that is very hard to tell from
"Pegleg" Kidridge and Bert Curtis, tht
Kio Grande train loiibers, have been sen
tenced at Denver for iife to the United
Suites prison at Detroit.
Total number of patents granted iu 1SU1
by the l ulled Mates, ivi,-'44. The oll.c.6
tamed Hi.-iJ more thau it spent and
lucre is now ?4.ou-i,:17 in the patent fund.
The Illinois Centralis going to build a
tpacious and modern structure at Chicago
to take the place of the old ruin it La
been using as a station in that city fol
mauy j eais.
Tlie lla on the Chicago custom house
wus hoisted wrong side up Saturday, and
remained iu that undignified position un
til a Union League ciuo man called atten
tion to the situation.
F.lnier H. Husted, a mill owner at Pe
toskey, Mich., who was brutally beaten
by three vede laborers, is dead. He had
threatened to have one of them arrested;
hence the assault. The men are in jail.
It is said ai Chicago that ex-Congressman
Payson is ambitions to receive the
nomination for governor of Illinois. Au
other report at the Windy City is that
Morrison has a hankering after a presi
The crew of the tug Edward Webster,
which was adrift on the Atlantic with the
scows off Xew York city, has been rescued
after a most jierilous time. The tug sank
and the men were taken off in a gale,
barely escaping with their lives. On
scow with two men on board is still miss
ing. Xon-llebrew citizens of Dennisville,
near Cape May, X. J., objected to meeting
members of the Hebrew colony of Wood
bine at the village barber shop and in
duced the barber to refuse to serve th
Hebrews. The latter have now boycotted
Dennisville and will spend no money with
any citizen thereof.
Representatives of the Deep Waterway
convention w hith met in Detroit in De
cember went before a joint committee of
the house rivers and harbors and inter
state and foreign commerce, and senate
commerce committees, and argued strong
ly for a twenty-foot channel to connect
the lakes with the Atlantic It was urged
both as a measure in behalf of commerce
and to put the United States in a position
to send warships into tht-lakes, as England
would le able to do in a few years, in case
Dave and (.rover Sweet on Kach Other.
Xew Yokk, Feb. 1. Senator Hill and
G rover Cleveland were present at th
banquet of the Democratic club Saturday
night in sugar. They stood on the table
iu the club house in front of President
John H. V. Arnold, and were represented
as shaking hands.
Arranging Matters with Italy.
Wasiiingtok, Feb. 1. Reports from
Home to the effect that the United States
will indemnify the families of the Italian
subjects killed by the Xew Orleans mob
are aliout correct, but Italy must first send
a minister to this country; that done, Min
ister Porter will return to Italy, unless his
political ambitions in this country keep
him at home, in which case some other
man will go.
Cannon Woald Run Again.
Washington, Feb. 1. Ex-Congressman
Joseph G. Cannon, of the Danville dis
trict, arrived Saturday. He says that
while lie is not urgently a candidate for
re-election to congress he will make the
race if the Republicans of his district give
him the nomination. As Busey is likely
to be re-nominated by the Democrats the
contest of 1&U0 may be repeated.
Attempted Murder and Suicide.
Xkw York, Feb. l. Jacob Somborn
shot and seriously injured his cousin Ju
lius Somborn, the well-known wine mer
chant, Saturday at the latter's office, 67
Broad street, and then shot himself dead.
On the 7?ioze
Liver, Stomach, and Bowels,
after Dr. Pierce's Pleasant
Pellets have done their work.
It's- a healthy movement, too
a natural one. The organs
are not forced into activity
one day, to sink back into a
worse state the next. They're
cleansed and regulated mild
ly and quietly, without wrench
ing or griping. One tiny,
sugar-coated Pellet is all that's
needed as a gentle laxative;
three to four act as a cathar
tic They're the smallest,
cheapest, the easiest to take.
Sick Headache, Bilious Head
ache, Constipation, Indigestion,
Bilious Attacks, and all de
rangements of the Liver,
Stomach' and Bowels are
promptly relieved and cured.
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of the
Pietrios etrjcl Orgeirs,
WEBER, 8TU YVES ANT, DECKED BROS., TVHEEL0CK
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
ff"A foil line 1m of small Mneical merchandise. We have in our employ a firt-tlss Piste Tiler
THE MOLINE WAGON,
The Mine Wap Co,
Manufacturers Of FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT WAGGft
A fnll aitd complete line cf Platform and otter Sjirirg Wrrcr.s, ecrec:ai!y acar-ra to fce
Western trade.cf tnperior oika-sr?t1t end Cnh. lllustreud Irire Litt Intu
application. See the MOLINE WAGCN before purcbfcMEg.
CtCOKPOBATSD UKDEB THK STATU LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
BOOK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Saturday evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits- Monev loaned on Personal, Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
K. p. HSTSOLDA. Proa. P C. DKNKHANN, Tlca-Prea. i. M. BUFORD, Casi:e:.
P. L. Mitchell. B. P. Reynolds, p. C. Denkmann. John Crnbangh. H. P. Hull,
Phil Mitchell, L. Simon, B. W. Hnret, J. M. Baford.
Jacksoii A HuasT, Solicitors.
lBegan business July 8, ISM), atd occcpy the southeast corner of Mitcliell & Ir.ti'ntw
I ELY BROTHERS. M Warren BU Hew
York- Price BO cta.tMu2ISlSli2y
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder.
Office and Shop Corner Seven taenia BU . . T?.L-Tc1onf
and Seventh Avenue, ' IVOCK lbMIH
1ST" All kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Flans and estimates for all kinds of bsiid-i
faroished on application.
Proprietor of theBrady Street
IES Q S3 IE HS IsT.
AJ kinds of Cut Flowers constantly on hand.
Green Bouses Flower Store-
One block north of Central Park, the largest in la. 304 Brady Street. Davcrpcr-
Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gents' Fine Shoes a specialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly .
A share of yonr patronage respectfully solicited. . r.
1818 Second Avenne. Rock Island
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1131 and 1123 Fourth ftTenne. Residence 1119 Fourth avenue.
Plans and specifications furnished on all classes of work : also spent cf Willer's PstcLt fc-.
gliding Blinds, something new, stylish and desirable.
ROCK ISLAND. I".
GEORGE SdLATEIt, Proprietor.
1801 Second Arenne. Corner of Bixteenth Stree -. Opposite Harper Tacatre.
The choicest Wines, Liquors, Beer andCicars always on Hand
Sandwiches Furnished on aao i -
Free Lunch Xvery Day