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M il K AKG C 8, THUKS L) AiT FEBliU AK 1 1892.
Highestof all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov'tReport. DIED IN THE GRAVE.
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WOES OF GHAXGERS
Traceab'c to the Lively Board
ci Trade Man.
VIEWS Or A KANSAS EJYESTIGATOB
The . Awful Fear of a Young
RESULT OF A TOO HASTY EUEIAL.
soiistLe SHiiic rote of ons!u for
t lie ilis. ibillt i-.'s ilesrri lied.
TVhrat I'l ic i s fixed liy a t hi-ai;o Man,
ame of 1'arilrltlge No Curaplaint
Against the liHilwaya 1nt the Sale of
1cllinu l'rmlm ls Keep Wheat PrU-e
Down A Itonaiiza In Nickel Somewhere
in Oregon l'mures on House Knles
Alleged !iiirri'Hr of J list li e H rail ley.
Washington. Veb. 4. The house com
mittee on iiriniltiirc yesterday morning
heard nrcmnents on the bill introduced by
Hatch ill-fining options and futures, and
imposing sin-i-iiil taxes; thereon. C. W001I9
I)avi9 (a farmeri, representing the Board of
Trade of Wichita, Kuu., said that since 1STC j
the prices of farm products hud been low
and the prices of wheat had continued to
shrink, lie said that the depression caused
liim to look into transportation rates, and
lie had found them to be in favor of the
American farmer, and he thought that the
tariff enhanced the value of farm products.
Khnrl Selling Ties np the Cash.
But he had found in the last ten years a
ystem!of lioardof trade selling of fictitious
products. The system of short selling had I
become a growing disturbing factor, and j
lie Hart teen tolil by a C hicago banker that
there was more money tied up in margin
sales than would pay for moving the entire
crops. He thought that there was too
much pork barreled for speculation which
got old and was as a consequence sold
cheap, and the only people whocould eat it
were the negroes on the plantations. The
wheat sold on the Hoard of Trade of New
York in one year equalled the production
of the world, and there are twenty-eight
Imnrds of trade.
The Size of that Man rartlriilge.
The prices were not tixed in Liverpool,
but were made in Chicago by three or four
men. At this point he requested the clerk
to rend a telegram which he had received.
It was as follows: ' l'ardriilge is bigger
than the market and sold freely." He said
that man dominated the nmrket. On
Saturday last he sold 4,000.)0 bushels of
privileges and no one has been able to fix !
the prices 111 Chicago. The witness con
tinued to quote letters showing that Pard
ridge controlled the Chicago market. It,
is fictitious offerings and not the farmer
that fixes the prices.
A 'liir:itrn Man to Reply.
He thought it possible to put a stop to
dealing in futures, nutl thought the But
terworth bill and the bills of Brossius,
Washburn and Hatch would be effective.
He stated that the men opposed to this
bill get enormous commissions for selling.
Mr. Aldrieh, of the Chicago Board of
Trade, asked that he be given an oppor
tunity in a few days to make an address
in behalf of the association lie represented,
n-hu-'h was readily granted, and lie filed
some papers, nmung w hich was a memo
rial against the Btilierworth bill.
Tile Net Treasury Halanee.
Was tlXGTox, Feb. 4. I'.'i-ent heavy
drafts on the treasury have pulled the net
balaiiet down to ?:ki,W'i,:'j.l, of w hich more
more tl an fe!",iM,ii(i is in subsidiary coin
and in national bank dcposiiories. The
pension payim-ms this month already foot
up nior ( than -j,iKio.."mii.
The Proceedings ill Congress.
Wasi iNiiiiA, Feb. 4. In the senate
yesterday ull the anti-Chinese bills were
reported adversely and a bill continuing iu
force f. ir ten years the present laws re
ported "avorably. Kyle made a speech in
favor o." uniform marriage and divorce
laws. si. owing In. v contradictory statutes
and judicial ik-ci-.ioiis now are in the various
states. Vest e! li'd up his bill for a post
oftiee building in every town where postal
receipts exceed &i,(Kio p:-r annum. He said
the cost of his bill would be about $ti,(Mil,
0I0. Tl itt said it would cost SB.lKKi.Oisi
for smidl towns alone. After discussing
Mandeison's priming bill, without action,
the Semite adjourned.
The Imusc continued the discussion ol
the rule-i. The proposal to strike out the
provisio 1 for riders on appropriation bills
was defeated, and that rule was then
adopted. An attempt to make more lib
eral piw isions for the consideration of pii
vate claims was defeated.
Coining All Our Own stiver.
Washington, Feb. 4. Mint Director
Leech was before the house coinage com
mittee yesterday, and in the course of his
remarks said that if the amount of silver
used in the arts and sciences be deducted
the United States is now coining all the
balance 1 f the domestic product,
Jtstire Brad ley s Successor.
Wamu s'uTON', Feb. 4. It is learned ou
trnstwon hy authority that President liar
Fon will appoint Jr.dge Green, of the
United S ates district court of New Jer
sey, to succeed the late Associate Justice
Bradley, of the United States supreme
A BONANZA LYING AROUND.
Opportunity for Some Prospector to (let
Washington, Feb. 4. When news of
the discovery of a wonderful nickel mine
in Oregon reached the geological survey a
short time ago it was received with disbe
lief. The spec'uneiisof ore sent in by the
prospector who had made the discovery
were in the shape of pebbles about the
size of hazel nuts, and of very round form.
He reported that they were found in threat
quantities scattered thickly over n con
siderable extent of country, and that his
intention was to smelt them for the valu
able metal they contained. Kxperts here
examined the first of the samples trans
mitted anil promptly declared them
meteorites. Instead of n mine of nick-I
the finder had simply picked up a few bits
of star dust.
The Meteorite Theory Kxploricil.
Since then, however, ncompetoi'.t mining
engineer has been over the field, the precise
location of which is as yet not disclosed,
lie has found it thickly strewn wit li such
pebbles as those offered for examination,
no much so ua to explode entirely the the
ory that they are meteorites. Stones from
the stars are Dot precipitated in storms
like hail; so with these surprising facts es
tablished Dr. W. H. Melville, a chemist
for the geological survey, went to work
and analyzed a few of them. He ascer
tained that they contained fti per cent, of
nickel, 10 per cent of stony matter, and the
rest iron. Now meteorites are ordinarily
composed of iron with a small amount of
nickel, but none has ever been picked up
with anything like such a proportion of
the latter metal.
Millions for Somehmly Koniewhere.
The objects in question are not mete
orites. Of that there is no longer any
doubt. Whence, then did they come?
They were originally fragments of rocks
washed down by streams and rounded in
the process as other pebbles are. Where is
the rock mass which formed the matrix
whence these fragments were derived? Any
one who finds it will have discovered one of
the richest mines in the world almost a
solid lump of nickel. Perhaps there is a
whole hill of it containing enough
to supply the United States with 5-cent
pieces. Certainly it is well worth looking
Has a "Window less Palace" for Home.
Washington', Feb. 4. The Plumb reso
lution on the removal of General Grant's
remains to Arlington was yesterday taken
off the table In the senate and referred to
the committee ou military affairs. Haw
ley, chairman of the military committee,
in speaking of this action said: "It is
alone because, since the death of Senator
Plumb, the resolution has been homeless;
it belonged to no one."
Another Pension Measure.
Washington, Feb. 4. Senator Sawyer
yesterday introduced a bill to construe the
act of February, 1887, allowing a pension of
$37 a month tosoldiers who have lost both an
arm and a lex. so as to allow to those ner-
jienlh of Historian Moniinsen.
KlKL, Germany. Feb. 4. Professor Thoo
:lor Momiiisen, the celebrated German his
torian, died here yesterday. He w as born
Nov. 30, lslT. and had achieved a world
wide reputation in his profession.
A C'.REAT PHYSICIAN DEAD.
Sir Morrel MacKenxie Suddenly Culled
to His 3.Tiitr i;est.
LoNli, Feb. 4. Sir Morrel Mclvenzie,
the emiiK tit physician, died unexpectedly
atlOo'chck last night. Sir Morrel Mac
Ken.ie v as born July 7, 1S37, in Kssex
county, England. His father was a well
known surgeon, and the son was brought
tip to the same rcfes-ion. He rapidly ac
quired distinction, especially in regard to
diseases if the throat. He was made a
knight, in 18S7.
Patroni'cil ly lloyalty.
He was patronized by royalty and the
noliilitv, and acquired considerable
wealth. Twenty-three years ago he
founded the hospital for diseases of tiie
throat in Golden Square, London, and was
always di voted to its service. His fame
as a throat physician caused him to be
called upo l, by recommendation f Queen
Victoria, to attend the late Kmperor
Frederick, then crown prince, when the
affection .if the throat which ultimately
proved fatalbegau to develop itself seri
The Cane of the Crown Prince.
Dr. Mat Kenzie's engagement was not
pleasing tc the German physicinus, and a
bitter rivalry arose. Dr. MacKenzie took
the ground that the nfllietion of the crown
prince wai nut necessarily incurable, a
position which, from a political stand
point, was highly important and gratify
ing to the crown prince and his Knglish
relatives, as an incurable disease would
have disqualified him for the German
throne. A ter the death of Kaiser Fred
erick, Dr. JIat Kenzie was pursued vindic
tively by tl e criticism of German medical
men, being on the other hand, upheld by
the Kni:lisl. rojal family and the Empress
Horrible Possibility that a Dunkirk, N.
"Y., Younjr "Woman Was lturied Alive
Interred While There Was an Appear
ance of Life The tiruve Opened and
the Coffin round l'u!l of Wut.-r A Cor
oner's Investigation in Progress A
Mother's Protests I nlteeiled.
Blkkai.o, l-Vb. 3. For the past four dir. a
j there has been the wildest kind of excite
ment in Dunkirk over the story that Miss
Florence Burke, n prelty young woman of
th tt town, had bii-n buried alive. Mi-8
I Burke was heiress to a considerable for-
tuae ci.iniiiK from relatives in England.
Si c lived uiih adopted parents on (he
Kobi rts road and attended the high schi oL
Her deal h i ,i quite sudden and t In; burial
took). hue without a coroni r's or jmysi
i inn's ct tttlleale nC ih'iil !) Ix-ing grannd.
Considerable kh'IiIuMiii is unbilled in as
to w ho is responsible for the affair, and
immediate act ion will be taken to fix the
Cell Dead on Her Father's Knee.
The .Noting woman had lieen ill for some
time wilh a pulmonary complaint. On
Friday morning, while sitting on l.er
father's knee, she was taken with a cou-.li-iiiu;
lit and fell over apparently dead. Her
father made arrangements with Under
taker Kolb to pre m re the body for burial.
The girl's mother protested, saying her
daughter was not dead, but, ow ing to the
fact that the priest who was to conduct
the funeral services wished to leave the
city on Saturday afternoon, hasty prepara
tions were made and the interment took
place that morning.
A Horrible Suspicion Obtains.
Before the coll in left the house members
of the family say a looking glass was
placed over the young Woman's mouth for
a moment and when taken amy there was
moisture upon it. Her lips were red and
color came into her face repeatedly and
fadid away again. They also state that
Jiortly before the burial the body was
covered with perspiration. The body di 1
Hot become rigid as is usually the case.
Every appearnu.ee indicated that life was
Casket Opened at the iirave.
At the cemetery another scene was en
acted, when the mother requested that the
collin lid be raisi d for the purxseof inves
tigation. Mr. Kolb granted her request,
and a needle and mirror were produced to
make the usual tests, but In-fore they could
be used the coffin was again closed and the
undertaker refused to reopen it. After the
burial the strange story was told about
town, and people began to talk.
A DchiaikI on the. Coroner.
At first scarcely any one would believe
that t lie story was true, but later, after
hearing the mother's side of it. they be
l ame indignant and next day demanded
i.f Coroner Blood that he make a careful
Investigation. He stated that he. too,
Kharcd the belief that the young woman
had been buried alive, and he at once set
about to investigate.
The lioity Ii. si ut erred.
Tuesday the grave was opened. The
coroner hail previously announced that he
Would exhume the body, and when he
Went to the cemetery he was followed by
hot less than '.) people, among whom
Were some of the wealthiest and most pop
ular people iu the town. The earth was
tvrnoved from tins grave in their presence,
und when the casket w as reached it was
found to be completely submerged iu
water. It was finally lilted to the surface,
Rnd the lid of the colliu was raised.
Was the Poor f;irl Drowned?
Water hail completely filled the casket.
Then the people set tip a cry that the
Joung woman had been buried while iu a
trance anil had afterwards lecn drowned
while in her grave. Every one present
Was permitted to view the remains, and
Dearly all declared that the girl never died
It natural death, but was drowned aftir
burial. The body was nisi iewed by the
loroner's jury and then il was again iu
The Coroner Declines to Talk.
Coroner Blond went from the cemetery
to the home of the girl's parents, where he
took sworn statements from ull iu the
house. Yesterday he refused to give his
trillion regarding the case, but it is uu
licrstood that he believes the girl was
burled al ve.
THE SECRET OF EMBALMING.
A West V:rginia Man Who Claims to
Know It All.
Clakksbi i:u,W. Va.,Feb. 4. Froham II.
Hanerick, an old German farmer living
near Philippi, in Barbour county, has long
claimed to have the secret of embalming
as practiced by the ancients. He professes
to be able to preserve both animal and veg
etable subst inces without decay for an un
limited period. Mr. Hanerick is not un
known, for .earned men from all parts of
the world have visited him, and he is an
honorary member of scientific societies in
France, Belgium and other couutries. He
talks willingly about his attainments ju
the art of embalming, but jealously pre
serves the se Tret of his process.
Ills 1 ncannjr Companions.
The homt of the hermit, for Hanerick
lives alone anong the uncanny tributes to
his skill, is a log hut in the wilderness,
two and a half miles from the village of
Philippi. Upon entering the hut a visitor
sees two di ad bodies stretched on long
tables and looking as though they were
persons asleep. These are the bodies of
former inmates of the state insane asylum,
the director of which turned them over
to Mr. Ilanei ick for experimental purposes
over a year ago. The dark lines of the
' 1 1. . .1 1 li 1 .
vciub are pia uiy mm kcu, mm luc uuiu
though rigid are like life.
Other Evidences of His Skill.
Scattered about the room are stationary
dogs, cats, m tskrats, squirrels, and other
animals, apparently hypnotized, but really
t having been tlead from a few weeks to sev
j eral years. Mr. Hanerick will not state
what tempt -d liim to operate iu era
J balming experiments, but says that the
subject has always interested him. He
1 claims the mi.tter is very simple, and that
the componei t parts of the mixture he uses
are easily obt. lined at the general store in
any village at a very slight cost.
EARTHQUAKE AT OMAHA.
It Shakes a icauk of Kartli Down on a
House Dae Person ltadly Hurt.
OMAHA. Feb. 4. Quite a severe shock
nf earthquake was felt here at 10;0 last,
night lasting for several seconds. The
bhock was felt most severely in the vicinity
tifthe Grand Central hotel and the police
Mat ion. A large bank of earth was
loosened by the shock and toppled on a
two-story frame house, occupied by S. H.
Green, a saloonkeeper, w it h his wife and
two children. The house was crushed in
find the family buried in the debris. The
woman and children were rescued wilh
but slight injuries.
tireen Sevetely Injured.
But Green was pinned to the ground by a
heavy beam. When rescued it was found
that he had received serious internal in
juries. The house .will have to be. torn
down. In other parts of the city the shock
was felt, but up to midnight no further ac
cidents had lieen reiirtitl to the police. jt
Fonr Hwties Hare Keen Fonnd.
Nfwaiik, N. J.. Feb. 4. Tuesday night's
explosion at the hat factory of the J.
Hummel company turns out to have been
even more serious than was at first an
nounced. It was thought that only three
were killed but yesterday morning a
fourth bisly was found and removed from
the ruins. The names of the dead are:
Oscar Bewick, Daniel O'Keefe, Albert
Anderson and William Duffy.
A Professor tor Chicago.
Nkw Haven, Feb. 4. William L Knapp,
Ph. D. ,LLD., Street professor of modern
languages in Yule university, has resigned
his professorship in the university, and is
to take cLarge of a similar department iu
ihe new Chicago u::iveiilty under Presi
dent William M. IurprT- Professor Knapp
has been at t'.ie head . the modern language
iepariiiieul in Yale since.
Should Have Had Copies of Them.
Beiilin, Feb 4. A number of historical'
documents of the greatest rarity and im
portance, and beyond all pecuniary valua
tion, have been destroyed by a fire which
ruined the contents of several rooms in the
east le of the graud duke of Baden.
"Green goods" men are flooding parts ol
Illinois with circulars. '
Mrs. Hamilton Nelson, a pioneer of Wau
kesha county, Wis., is dead, aged 81 years.
Richard Mitchell was shot by assassins
in ambush at his home near Stonewall,
I. T. i
The work of taking off the cargo of the
stranded steamer Eider is progressing sat
isfactorily. A feud between the Parteets autl Lan
dons, in Cedar Grove, Tenn., has resulted
in three deaths.
The death of James L,, Woodward, a
prominent resident of Chicago, is reported
from San Antonio, Tex.
Seven mail pouches were stolen from
mail wagons w hile crossing on the ferry
boat from New York to Hoboken.
Five of the men who lynched Joe Shields
at Shelbyville, Tex., are under arrest, and
are in danger of themselves being lynched.
Six illicit stilis and several thousand
gallons of whisky have been destroyed by
olliceri in Alabama, and three men cap
tured. Hiototts demonstrations among the pris
oners at Deer Island. Mass , had to be
quelled by a detail of fifty policemen from
The United States Express freight train
jumped the t nick near North Baltimore,
Ohio, killing the engineer and scalding
Eight and a half tons of specie for the
Bank of England have been lauded from
the wrecked steamship Eider. The mail
has also all been lauded.
Little Ward Waterbury, of Bong Hidge,
Conn., who was kidnaped and held for a
large ransom by unknown villains, was
mysteriously returned to his parents.
Among those appointed by the president
on the commission to test the quality of
the coins reserve! at the miuts during the
last year is Jasper Packard, of Indiana.
Bats from an abandoned coal mine are
overrunning a community near Scrauton,
Ph., and the residents have to put in a
couple of hours a day killing the rodents.
A Pittsburg electric car, containing thii
teen of the non-union employes of the
company, was wrecked by dynamite, but
fortunately no one w as seriously injured.
Strikers did it.
Near Paducah, Ky., a little girl tripped
and fell into a brush fire, receiving fatal
injuries. Miss Mattie Zoriau was fatally
burned by falling in a fit while standing
iu front of a grate.
Philadelphia citiKns, at a meeting,
raised !,100 for the Russian famine suf
ferers, and a committee was appointed to
solicit subscriptions. Iowa will send 100
car loads of grain.
An anient Cleveland man of Boston,
whoditl not want his name mentioned,
says that Cleveland some time ago posi
tively forbade his friends in New York
taking any action in his behalf in referencn
to the Democratic presidential nomination.
Colni; to Piiiht the Insurance Combine.
Chicago, Feb. 4. The Chicago Fire
Underwriters' association has recently ad
vanced rates on buildings over 100 feet
high about 'M per cent, over the old rates.
This new rate, owners of the high build
ings claim, is prohibitory, and as the Un
derwriters' association has a monopoly of
the insurance business in Chicago the
owners are taking steps for the organiza
tion of a big Chicago mutual company for
carrying insurance on all lire proof build
ings w ithout regard to height.
The Pope Asks a Question.
ROME, Feb. 4. It is stated that Pope Leo
has addressed an inquiry to the members
of the cardinals' college, both in Italy and
abroad, asking for their opinions as to
whether the successor to the papacy should
be an Italian. The object of the inquiry is
understood to le to allay the jealousies be
tween Roman Catholiccountries in Europe,
each of which is afraid that a cardinal from
the other may be selected.
.larksonvlile Insane Asylum.
Jacksonville, Ills., Feb. 4. An inves
tigation of the alleged abuses at the insane
asylum here is.going on. As usual in such
cases the testimony is contradictory, with
the weight so far in faorof the manage
ment. It has been proved that the water
from the reservoir in which a dead body
was found was not used for drinking, nor
Itnythiug else until il had 1h.ch through an
tlaborate filter. The story of illegitimate
births was disproved.
Payson's (Gubernatorial Aspirations.
. Washington', Feb. 4. The friends of ex
Congressnian Payson put confidence in
the story of his reported candidacy for
governor of Illinois. He is wealthy and
childless, and his friends here say that his
candidacy for governor means business.
Don't read ! Don't think !
Don't believe ! Now. are you
You women who think that
patent medicines are a hum
bug, and Dr. Pierce's Favor;
ite Prescription the biggest
humbug of the whole ( because
it's best known of all) does
your lack-of-faith cure come?
It's very easy to " don't " in
this world. Suspicion always
comes more easily than con
fidence. But doubt little
faith never made a sick
woman well and the "Fa
vorite Prescription " has cured
thousands of delicate, weak
women, which makes us think
that our " Prescription " is
better than your don't believe.
We're both honest. Let us
come together. You try Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription.
If it doesn't do as represented,
you get your money again.
Where proof's so easy, can
you afford to doubt?
Little but active are Dr.
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets.
Best Liver Pills made ; gen
tle, yet thorough. They regu
late and invigorate the liver,
stomach and bowels.
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive Bale forj hia county of th
Piaqos etrd Orgarjs,
WEBER, 8TU YVES ANT, DECKEIi BROS., "WBEELOCK
jsarisi, AiNJj UAAir & uu.'s pianos,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
A full line also of small Mnelcal merchandise. We fcave in onr employ a first cla?? P
THE MOLINE WAGON,
The Moiine Wap Co,-
Manufacturers of FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT Wi
A full .and complete line ef riatform and otter Sr-ti g Wrrrrnp, iicnily fi;-.ct '-;
iruiu imuc. , i i-ui'eriir woihjrtFM.ir pre i! i. it il. ji ni (tin I ii I r: j.--- i-f
Pfliiation. See thr MOUNR VAM N li -fere fiuclm r i:
INCORPORATED tTHDEB THB BTATB LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open dally from 9 . m. to 4 p. m., and Saturday evenings from 7 to So'tiort.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Monev loaned on Pe rsona:, C:
lateral, cr Real Estate Security
B. P. REYNOLDS, Proa. F C. DBNKMANN, Vice-Prei. J. M. BLTOHS. Ca:
, DIBICTOR9 :
y. U Mitchell. H P. Rernolds, P. C. Donkmann. Jotn Cmbaueti. H P. 1:7.:.,
I'bil Mitctull, I. Slraoc. K. W. Hur?t, J. M. Baf-"-!.
Jacksom Jt Ht bst. Solicitors.
"Began bqelncs July 8, ISM!, udoccctiy tVe fontheaet corner cf V t Hi' A I.;: a tlx
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B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
: ' Rock Island
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth Si.
and Seventh Avenue.
(""All kindi of carpenter work a ipeclalty. Plana and estimate for ali r!n3 f is-4-"0
furnished on application. .
Proprietor of tbe.Brady Street
355. Q SB JB1 1E&
Ail kinds of Cut Flowers constantly on band.
Green Bonnes Flower Store , ;
One block north of Central Park. tr. 1ikai T. UmiIi Street. Dat; '
A. BLACKBALL ,
Manufacturer of ail kinds of
-B00T8 AND SHOES
Gents' Fin Shoes a specialty. Repairing done neatly and promptly .
A share of y onr patronage respectfully solicited. . T.-,,i2
1818 Second Avenoe. JojtJ
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor etnd. Builder,
1K1 and 1123 Fourth avenue. Residence 1119 Fourth avenue.
Plans and specifications fumlvhed on all classes of work : also aeent of WilUr f Patent
Sliding Blinds, something new, stylish and desirable. ,,
unfit ' fL
Opera, House jgalo
GEORGE SCUAFER, Proprietor.
lfifrl RAiVUlli AMnetA fAm A Ottu.k Osu. - afinTWlttite H ATPC t't
The choicest Wines. Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on
rree iiODcn svery Day . . sandwiches Fnrnisn" -