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THE AKGU8 MOlsTDAY, APKIL. 11, 1892.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
NOT GOD'S VOICE.
Doubts the Quotation, "Vox
Populi, Vox Dei."
DA COSTA ON MUNICIPAL BEFOBM.
Something, However, That Does Not Kx
It A I.ton Drawn from the Eventt
Palm Sunday Celebrate! What Would
Be the Fate of a I heist-Like Man, II
Elected Mayor, Who Should Attempt
to Faithfully Kn force the I.awi Purt
Public Opinion a Necessity.
New Youk, April 11. Rev. Dr. Benja
min Da Costa, of the Church of St. John,
the Evangeli.t, preached a sermon yesterday
morning on "God in His Relation to Muni
cipal Reform." The preacher read his1
text from the xxxii. chapter of the book of
Numbers, verses 20, 21, 22. He said in
part: "The sum of the text is that men
frho want to make a successful campaign,
with lasting results, must make it a clean
and righteous campaign; a campaign into
which they carry the ten commandments;
a campaign in which they march before
the Lord; a campaign in which they refuse
to touch idols, absolutely abhorring the
Idea that a good end sanctifies bad means.
Application of Palm Sunday's Story.
Today is Palm Sunday. TMb day brings
o mind a great pageant enacted in a far
off age in Jerusalem. It is a story of an
uprising of the people at a time when the
Jews were under the Roman yoke. They
regarded their condition as one of great
hardship. Whether it was as pitiable as
they fancied one can hardly say. They
aspired to a local and national self-government.
Several false Messiahs had sprung
op to excite the people to rebellion. Among
them was one Barrabas, whose name, Bar
and Abba, signified the son of God. This
Individual deluded the people, but was :
finally exposed at the time of our Lord's'
last approach to Jpnisalem. While the'
false Messiah lay Ss prison the true was'
received by the people with acclamation,
they believing that he had come to be a
political reformer and sit upon the throne
Christ Not a Successful Preacher.
"They held a tremendous town meeting
Mad decided to have a reform administra
tion. They fancied that corruption and
oppression could be done away with by
acclamation. They fancied all they need--ed
was a good leader and Christ would
answer, so they cried; 'Hosanna in tin
Highest. As Christ rode through the long
line of people he felt keenly the emptiness
of the pageant. He knew the hearts of the
people who had attempted to reform the
government without reforming them
selves. They constituted 'a lying, licen
tious, quarrelling, hateful herd. They
shouted for Christ, but were not Christ
ians. There was only the merest handful
of half-eonverted men in Christ's train.
He labored for three years as a preacher
with but little success. Christ, indeed,
was not what the world calls a 'successful'
preacher. . ' . i
Times and People Not Muck Changed.
"It was a poor following that-famished
the triumph. Every disreputable person
In Jerusalem that could get out was there,.
A few days later the emptiness of the'
Palm Sunday parade was demonstrated.
When the people who had shouted 'Ho
sanna' turned around and, with the Phar
isees, cried 'Crucify Him.' The last thing
these people of Jerusalem wanted was a
reformation. In like manner, if you were
to pot a Christ-like man at the head of our
City to-day, and he understood a reforma
tion and faithfully enforced the laws all
the laws, and the Sunday law the masRes
would rise up and denounce him bitterly
and cry, 'Away with him; away with the
puritan.' There is a strong resemblance
between the people of to-day and the
people of old.
MAKES AN ODIOUS COMPARISON.
Soman Custom House Corruption and
the Gotham Police.
"The Roman custom house officers were
so corrupt that our Lord told them to stop
exacting more than was due, and he had
to tell the police to be content with their
wages. Today the charge is 1 do not
bring it the church should not be asked
to bring such charges that the police are
not content with their wages and that they
levy additional taxes. The proposed re
form with us in this: That they should
top levying such additional taxes. In
this the reformer has with him every man
and woman now said to be paying such
taxes. These persons said to; be paying
illegal taxes do not like it, and will be
much obliged to you if you will rise up
and make an end of it, but as for the-viae
down at the bottom of this, and which we
know to exist, there is no proposition to
. make an end of this.
A Slap at Dr. Parkhurst.
"Indeed, respectable religious teachers
and medical men declare that vice ought
to be licensed. You search society in vain
fof any indication of adisposition to under
take moral reform. Multitudes of people
have strange ideas about the improve
ment of society and they concern them
selves chiefly in repenting of other peo
ple's sins, notably the sins of the police
and public officials. The moral condition,
I have no hesitation in saying, is worse
today than it was two months ago. Dur
ing the past week the foulest output of
pollution was produced in this city
through a thousand foul channels all
over the country. Parents were obliged
to destroy papers before their children
could see them.
The foregoing is a reference to the trial
of Hattie Adams, whose house Dr. Park
burst (who is making war on vice) visited
one night with a couple of bis friends and
witnessed some disgusting orgies.
Pure Public Opinion Wanted First.
"Remember that the good men in office
would be powerless unless supported by a
pare public opinion. But the pure public
opinion does not now exist, and the man
who in the face of overwhelming licentious
ns undertakes to administer the laws of
Latest U. S. Gov't Report
-t -3.;cpnnty win oe cvertaKcu oy a
storm of indignation. Public opinion mast
first be reclaimed. Only then will we bo
prepared deal with this awful wicked
ness that now successfully defies our law.
1 therefor present to you the religion of
Jeans Christ as the only element that can
secure the reform desired.
Triple Tragedy Caused by Jealousy.
Caston, O., April 11. A terrible triple
tragedy w is enacted here yesterday and t he
three victims are all dying from their
wounds. Several shots were heard from
the houst of John McCurdy, on Meyers
avenue. Neighbors quickly entered
and found McCurdy, his wife, and Lew
Waltenbaugh lying on the floor bleeding
from their wonuds. McCurdy was jealous
and shot his wife and Waltenbaugh aud
then turned his "gun" on himself.
HETHERINGTON ACQUIT OF CRIME.
The Man Who Killed Koblnson for Flirt
ing; With His Wife.
WASHIXOTOX, April 11. A cablegram
was received at the navy department yes
terday from Commander J. R. Bartlett,
United States steamship Marion, announc
ing the acquittal by the consular court at
Yokohama, Japan, of Lieutenat J. H.
Hetherington, U. S. N., of the murder ol
Mr. Gower Robinson. This action is final
and Hetherington cannot again be tried
for the same crime in any other court.
It will be recalled that Robinson was a
wealthy Englishman and was, after re
peated warning, killed by Lieutenant
Hetherington about two months ago f oi
being too ai tentive to the latter's wife.
Will C ndoae His Wife's Fault.
Mrs. Hetherington is from Wilmington,
Del., and her father says: "You may say that
Lieutenant Hetheringtou and my daugh
ter have set tied all difficulties, whatevei
they may huve been, and are now happier
than ever t hey were. You may also say
that Mrs. Hetherington will not leave
Yokohama without her husband leaves
with her. If he is transferred, as he may
be, to the Pacific coast then they will sail
for San Francisco together. I am satisfied
from the tenor of letters received from
them that nothing but death will separate
ONE NEGRO WOMAN'S WORK.
Born a Slave, She Is Doing Much in
Spite of Disadvantages.
Washington, April 11. The colored
people of Pr.nce William county, Virginia,
have undertaken to establish what is said
to be the first industrial school in the land
for colored youth under colored auspices.
A prospectUM says: "The object is to give
instruction iu the ordinary English
branches ani the industrial arts to the
colored peop e living in a region of Vir
ginia not yet recovered from the devasta
tion of the lute war." The leading spirit
in the movement is Miss Jennie Dean, of
Manassas, a young colored woman who
has quite a remarkable history.
Great Success of Her Efforts.
Miss Dean was born a slave, but has ac
complished nnch notwithstanding the
disadvantages under which she began life.
She was graduated from the public schools
in this city, and then going to the moun
tains of Virginia began Christian mission
work among the colored people, prosecut
ing her labor under great difficulties. She
has raised money to build churches and
chapels and her success in the work is
what led the people of Manassas to call
upon her to raise the money to build the
WILL PIFE COAL TO GOTHAM.
Fuel Bricks Likely to Be on the Market
Steubenvii le, O., April 11. The New
York Steam company is arranging to
grind coal in t he Connellsville coke regions
to a fine pow ler and mix it sufficiently
with water to make to make it semi-liquid
and then forte it through pipes to New
York. There it will be allowed to settle
in great tank- and a large proportion of
the water drained off. It will be pressed
into bricks ami used in that state for fuel.
It will be forced through the pipes at the
rate of five mi.es per hour. The company
has the whole process on a small scale in
successful operation in New York city
with the exception of the pulverizing pro-
Death of an Kx Confederate.
Washington, April 11. General Charles
M. Field died at Jiis residence in this city
Saturday nigbn. Bright's disease was the
immediate cau-te of death. He was born
in Kentucky in 1832, resigned his commis
sion in the United States army in 18(11,
went south and fought for the rebellion.
After the war lie went to Egypt and served
in the khediveV army. He was doorkeepet
of the Forty-fifth and Forty-sixth con
gresses and Cleveland put him in charge
of the Hot Springs reservation. He was
compiling the official records of the re
bellfon at the time of his death.
Proceeding In the House.
WASHINGTON, April ll. General debate
on the cotton lies bill was closed Satur
day by Turner of Georgia. Dalzell ol
Pennsylvania f-poke in opposition thereto.
The bill was pa wed by a vote of 167 to 40,
three Democrat! English of New Jersey,
Coburn of Wisconsin and O'Neill of Mi
siouri voting iigainst it. The free tin
plate bill was introduced. Eulogies were
then delivered upon the late Hon. M. H.
Ford, of Michigan.
A J u ry ion Anew Its business.
Washington, April 10. The jury in the
case of Howard T. Schneider for the kill
ing of his wif o and brother-in-luw last
January broughr, iu a verdict of guilty of
murder, as indicted.
Deprived or Work by Fire.
Newark, N.J. , April ll. The sulphur
mill of the Passaic Chemical works was
burned yesterdiy. Five small frame
buildings adjoir ing the works were de
stroyed. Loss 1 75.009, partially insured.
Several hundred men are thrown out of
FLOODS ARE FATAL.
Deadly Deluge in Mississippi
FIFTY LIVES LOST NEAR COLUMBUS
And Twenty In the Vicinity of Birming
ham Immense Damage Done to All
Kinds of Property Railways Heavy
Sufferers A Rescuing Party Loses Three
of Its Members and the Others Save
Themselves by Climbing Trees Hun
dreds Homeless and Destitute.
Columbus, Miss., April 1L The last
four days have been the most distressing
this section has ever experienced. Wednes
day morning the Tombigbee river, already
full, began rising rapidly. By Thursday
morning all the low lands were submerged,
the river having risen fourteen feet that
night. It continued to rise all that day
and by Friday morning it was seven feet
higher than was ever known before. Co
lumbus was literally an island with five
miles of water in every direction.
A Loss of Fifty Lives.
There has been great loss of life and an
immense amount of property destroyed.
Fourteen negroes were drowned a few
miles from this place. A low estimate
puts the loss at fifty in this county. Hun
dreds of homes have been swept away,
miles and miles of fences destroyed, and
the loss of mules and cattle is large. The
river and creeks rose so rapidly that a
great number of people were aroused from
their slumbers by the rush of water
through their houses and, of course, could
save none of their household effects.
Six Hundred Homeless Negroes.
As soon as the extent of the flood was
known the city government had a large
number of boats bui'.t and rescuing parties
began their work. Hundreds were saved
and brought to this city and are now being
cared for by the citizens. There are 000
homeless negroes here now being sheltered
and fed by the city and county jointly.
The mayor of Ihe city and president of
the board of supervisors have telegraphed
John Allen, congressman from this dis
trict, asking him to appeal to the federal
government for aid.
Heavy Damages to Hail ways.
Great damage has been done the road
beds and trestling of the Mobile and Ohio
and Georgia Pacific roads. The latter road
has five miles of track washed away be
tween here and Waverly, and there are
several washouts on the Mobile and Ohio
between here and Artesia. This road has
run no trains here since Wednesday. For
two days the Georgia Pacific did nothing,
but they got a train through from Bir
mingham Saturday. The wires were down
in all directions.
PERILS OF A RESCUING PARTY.
A Boat Overturned and Three of Its
Parties of rescuers from this city took
boats and went out in the waste of waters
to look for unfortunates, and witnessed
the work of destruction going on. Several
of the rescuing parties had narrow escapes.
Colonel William Baldwin, a prominent
attorney of this city, and William John
son, in their eagerness to save the victims,
overloaded their boat. After going
a short distance their boat was caught in a
Bwift current and overturned and three
occupants were drowned. Bald win'-'' and
Johnson and four negroes succeeded in
reaching trees and were rescued at mid
night, after being iu their perilous posi
tion for six hours.
Routed Out at Night.
A dispatch from West Point, this state,
says the floods there are very destructive.
George Grimes, who has lived fifty years
on his farm near that city without ever
suffering from overflow, awoke one night
to find the water rapidly rising in the
rooms of the lower story of his house. The
family took refuge in the upper story, and
rescuers who went - the next day to trans
fer them to a place of safety rowed their
boats back and forth through the halls of
Had to Take to the Trees.
The negroes on the plantation say they
went to sleep in total ignorance of danger,
and so quietly did the water enter that
they stepped out of the bed in the morn
ing to find it several inches deep. They
escaped to trees and in a little while the
water stood above their cabins.
A Whole Family Missing.
A family named Cook, who lived on the
banks of the Tombigbee near here, is miss
ing, and neitli. r human being nor house is
to be found where they formerly resided.
It is supposed they were washed away
during the night. Every bridge in the
county is gone and railroads washed up so
that it is impossible to kno. yet the full
extent of the damage doneiut the ac
counts already in place it far beyond any
thing ever known in this county.
Twenty Lives Lost In Alabama.
Birmingham, Ala., April 11. Latest and
most authentic reports from the flooded
districts adjacent to Birmingham gives
the death roll of persons drowned in the
recent great floods at twenty. The town
is filled with refugees who have fled here
with the little plunder left them out of
the general wreck.
Wants Half Her Foster Father's Wealth.
Lincoln, Neb., April 11. Something over
twenty years ago Elder Jason G. Miller
adopted from a foundling hospital in Chi
cago a baby girl and brought her to his
home in this city. He died in California
three months ago, leaving an estate valued
at 500,0(X, largely real estate in Lincoln.
In the meantime the girl, against the
wishes of her foster parents, married, be
coming Mrs. E. O. Lewis. Elder Miller
left a will bequeathing the larger part of
his wealth to charity and none to the
adopted daughter. Mrs. Lewis now brings
suit for half the estate.
She Is Afflicted with Sleep.
Okangeville, Ills., April 11. Siuce
April 2 Mrs. M. G. Waning has lain in a
trance-like condition resembling healthful
repose, which at times is almost as deep as
death. She has been aroused but a few
times with the greatest difficulty, only
to go back into the same state. She eats
well, and when awake, does not complain
of any pain, but says sue is so vry tired.
D ii r boron's Spelling Reform.
WASHINGTON, April iC Representative
Durborow, of Illinois, wflnts congress to
require public documents printed in a
new style of orthography and has intro
duced a bill requiring the public printer to
adopt that system. The bill contains rules
for guidance in spelling. These rules pro
vide, in substance, for dropping silent
THE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL.
Close r a Sacreaafnl Ytsr's Work
What Has Bern Wane.
The Rock Island Industrial school
closed its year's work at its 8 a turd at
afternoon session at the old High school
building. The year has been a very sue-,
cessf ul one for the school, which enrolU d
106 children and 11 teachers. The school
has given out 200 pieces of work, the
rale of the school being that when a
pupil completes a garment it becomes her
property to wear. During the 14
weeks that are now closed, the
teachers and pupils have been faith
ful in attendance and the results
most gratifying to all who have inter
ested themselves in this noble under
taking. The one thing to be regretted is
that Mrs. Dr. Magill, who has served so
acceptably and devotedly in the position
of directoress, has been obliged because
of failing health, to resign her place.
Much of the success of the school is dee
to the work of Mrs. Magill.
Through the courtesy of the R. I. &
P. road the school will be given an ex
cursion and picnic at Cable next Satur
day, the children having been given fu
vors in the way of tickets at their session
Sstuiday The teachers will furnish the
Sarah Althea Terry's total estate is val
ued at $1,700. She is now in an insane
The base ball season begins to-morrow
the big combination opening in all the
cities embraced in the league.
Louis Anastay was beheaded at Paris
for the murder of Baroness Dellard Dec. 4
last, details of which were printed in these
The reported battle between cattlemen
and" rustlers, in which the former lost
eight men and were repulsed, probably
did not take place.
Bishop C. H. Fowler, of the Methodist
church, will act as chaplain of the World's
fair dedicatory exercises Oct. 13 next. He
has accepted the post.
A party of Russian refugees, twenty-two
in number, are detained at Chicago to see
whether they shall be sent back, as they
are entirely destitute.
Thirty-nine lots of clothing imported from
London for Harvard college students have
been seised by the United States marshal
at New York for non-payment of duty.
An investigation into the reports that
the laborers on the Adirondack and St.
Iawrence railway in New York are bru
tally treated proves that said reports are
The Mormons at Independence, Mo., are
waiting patiently for a new revelation and
putting in the time telling of miraculous
cures made by laying on of the hands of
The Confederate veterans at New Or
leans numbered on parade 5,000 men. In
the line were Kirby Smith, Longstreet,
Cabell, and others who took a prominent
part in the rebellion.
At a "blue-rock" shooting match at
Dayton, O., Rolla A. Heikea broke the
record at the sport, hitting S00 "rocks" in
forty minutes and forty seconds, loading
his own guns, of which he used two.
W. C. Watson and J. M. Kerr, proprie
tors of a whisky and opium habit cure
concern at Columbus, O., have been ar
rested on the charge of killing one of their
patients by the application of their cure.
CaDtain Middleton, a renowned rider of
steeplechases in England and Ireland, was
thrown from his horse and killed while
simply following the competing riders at
the home-of-commons chase near Kineton,
The Oxford boat crew beat the Cam
bridge boys in the forty-sixth of their
famous races on the Thames. The time
was the best ever made 19:21 and the
race is the twenty-sixth of the series that
Oxford has won.
Eighteen months ago George Sole was
picked up insane at Ecorse, Mich. Several
days ago he became violent, and was given
opiates to quiet him, with the result that
he went to sleep for four days and woke
up perfectly sane.
Two Workmen Cremated.
Berlin, April 11. Maurkes' famous
Germania Cement works at Lehrte were
destroyed by fire Friday. Two work
men perished in the flames.
Women are not slow to
comprehend. They're quick.
They're alive, and yet it was
a man who discovered the one
remedy for their peculiar ail
ments. The man was Dr. Pierce.
The discovery was his " Fa
vorite Prescription" the boon
to delicate women.
Why go round "with one
foot in the grave," suffering in
silence misunderstood when
there's a remedy at hand that
isn't an experiment, but which
is sold under the guarantee
that if you are disappointed
in any way in it, you can get
your money back by applying
to its makers.
We can hardly imagine a
woman's not trying it. Pos
sibly it may be true of one
or two but we doubt it.
Women are ripe for it
They must have it. Think
of a prescription and nine out
of ten waiting for it. Carry
the news to them!
The seat of sick headache
is not in the brain. Regu
late the stomach and you
cure it. Dr. Pierce's Pellets
are the Little Regulators.
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of the
Fist r os ei:qcl Orgarjs,
WEBER, STU YVES ANT, DECKER BROS., "WHEEL0CK.
ESTBY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, "WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
T M. TT TTftmtT T" a --r
fA foil line also of small Musical merchandise. We have in onr employ a r c'.it f 'is? t.
City 'Bus and Express Line.
Telephone Rock Island or Harper Hotels for buss or express
wagon and you will receive prompt attention.
1 TIMBERLAKE & SPENCER, Props.
(No objection to gentlemen wheth
er accompanied by ladies or
not) to attend the
GRAND EASTER SALE
Wrappers, Sea Gowns,
and Blazer Suits,
and become convinced that
it pays to trade at the
114 West Second Street, Davenport.
PROTECT YOUR EYES I
MR. H. HIRSCHBER3T
The well-known OpTtcian ' j;:t. j.
C-i. a,, cor. Tinanl Oiive i, s:. i,,in
appointed!1 H. Thirnia- i?-r vT,
celebrated. DUmODd Specae.r' ma .
glasses, and a.so fur h- Dunnr..!
Changeable Spectacles and E-i'
The glasses arc the Kr-ste-.'x'-
ever made in spfc!sri Br (.
construction of the Ll i 9--.ni -.'
chasing a pair of thee Srs 1isfM4'f
Glasses never ha tortan t!;- i ttt
from the eyes, anil et-rv ra r 31- Lu-i
Is guaranteed, so th !f !hev r-r-r .fif
ths eyer no mitii-r t n: - !-4-
Lenses are) they vti'.l 1irr.
with a new pair of siasre- y r -tr
T. H. THOMAS ha-a f : ! vra'tt
and invites a l to '.5-3..
of the gTeat siperi'f-,.: '. !'-. ,
over any and a!i i tilers t.. .af;
and examine the .nie l.H. re n.
druggist and optician. Hit j I- n i.
No Peddlers Snppli4.