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Thursday. Skftember 1, 1892
CURTIS IS XO MORE.
The Distinguished Editor and
Citizen Drops Asleep.
CONSCIOUS ALMOST TO THE LAST.
H Dies as lie Sits In His Chair with Only
Hli Son t If i SUIe A Sudden Ending
to a Lon Lift or Activity as Journalist,
Author and Orator A Politician
Whose Ideal Were High and Who
Never Held Office His Sterling In
tecrity Illustrated Notes of His
New York, Sept. 1. George William
Curtis, the ilistioguUhed author and edi
tor of Harper' Weekly, is dead. He
breathed his last at 2:30 o'clock yesterday
morning at his home in West New
Brighton. At the time be was seated in
his bij; ensy chair with his soa. "Dr. F. G.
Curtis, of West Newton, Mass., standing
by his side. Death was painless. Mr.
Curtis was conscious up to within a few
minutes of the end. Then he sank into
semi-uueousciousness. Just as he died he
muttered something unintelligible, and
his head fell over on his breast. Mrs.
Curtis and his only living daughter,
Elizabeth, were in the house at the time,
but Dr. Curtis did not summon them to
the side of the dying man. He said he be
lieved his father knew that he was about
His Illness a Pnszle.
Mr. Curtis had not been out of the chair
in which he died for the last six weeks.
His illness had all along been a puzzle to
the jiliys.ici.ius, and it is uot nsw known
exactly what was the cause of death. As
the family have decided that no post mor
tem shall be held it wili probably remain
a mystery always. Dr. Curtis, his son,
said yesterday that it might have been
cancer of the stomach, tuberculosis or
chronic peritonitis. He has maintained
all along that the disease was not cano -.
Dr. Fannie Donovan, of New Brighton,
S. I., who was the attending physician at
the time of death, is also of this opinion.
Dr. Walser, of Staten Island, who for a
while attended Mr. Curtis, has said that
the trouble was cancer of the stomach.
It Was Death Klther Way.
Dr. John Curtis, brother of the dead
man, and Dr. Janeway, of this city, tue
famous cancer specialist, were called into
consultation not loug ago by Dr. Walser,
and, it is alleged, they were unanimously
of the opinion that a cancer was taking
the life of Mr. Curtis. They wanted him
to submit to a surgical operation, saying
that the knife alone would save him, but
Mr. Curtis believed, it is said, that the
operation would kill hiiu if the cancer did
not, and he refifod.
Stopped Work In July Last.
Dr. Frank Curtis said yesterday that
observations lie had made since the death
of hi father convinced him more than
ever that the trouble was not cancer. Mr.
Curtis becane ill the latter part of last
June. He managed to keep up, however,
and did his work for Harper's Weekly and
Harper's Monthly. A'; out the middle of
July, however, his sickness became so
serious that he had to stop work. His
friends wanted him to take to his bed, but
he steadfastly refused, and insisted on
sitting iu the easy chair in which he died.
The Funeral to Be Private.
Mr. Curtis will be buried iu Moravian
cemetery on Staten Island. The funer.il
will be private and none of his friends.
Dr. Frank Curtis said, will be expected to
attend unless they are invited. The fam
ily has not yet decided certainl y ou what
day and hour the ceremony will take
place. Dr. Curtis said he did not want
the general public to ktiow, anyhow. Dr.
Curtis would not state where the services
would be held.
SOMETHING ABOUT THE MAN.
Journalist, Litterateur, and Politician,
All or the Highest Character.
It is difficult to say which, in the death
of Mr. Curtis, sustained the greatest loss,
American literature, American journal
lim, or American citizenship. He was a
politician only in the higher, broader sense
of that much abused term. He was a dele
gate to the Republican national conven
tions of 1860 and 1864, and the latter year
was an unsuccessful candidate for congress
in the First New Tork district. In 1867
he was elected a delegate-at large to tue
constitutional convention of New York; in
1868 he was nominated a Republican pres
idential elector; in 1871 be was appointed
by President Grant one of a commission to.
draw up rules for the regulation of the
Offices Which He Declined.
He was a delegate to the Republican
national convention which nominated
Hayes and he was chairman of the meet
ing of the Independent Republicans that
met in New York June r16, 1884, to take
action against the nomination of Blaine
by the Chicago convention. Yet he de
clined the office of consul general in Egypt
offered him by President Lincoln; he de
cliued the Republican nomination for sec
retary of state in New York in 1886, and
when at the beginning of his administra
tion President Hayes asked him to select
a foreign mission he failed to do so and
afterward declined the special offer of the
mission to Germany. .
A Civil Service Reform Pioneer.
He was one of the pioneers of the civil
service reform movement and President
Grant recognized bis good work in that
direction Joy -making him a member of the
commission to draw up rules for the regu
lation of the civil service. He was elected
chairman of the commission and of the
advisory bor-d into which it was subse
quently merged, but resigned in March,
1S73, on account of difference of views be
tween him and the president in revrard to
the enforcement of the rules. Curtis was
a politician of ideals, and he was inpatient
to see his ideals produced on the statute
book and executed as the law.
lalean Ideal 2IIitalce.
The trend of Mr. Curtis' thoughts
toward ideal government was early indi
cated when, in 1813. at the age of 18, he
joined the celebrated community of Brook
Farm, in West Hoxbury, Mass. After
eighteen mouths of stndv and farm labor,
Mr. Cur. i, accompanied by his elder
brother, who had also been with him at
Brook Fail.., went to Concord, Mass.,
where they pent a year and a linlf in a
farmer's family, afterward tilling a small
piece of land on their own account for six
months, brook Farm was a failure, and
it is evident that Curtis was no farmer.
Or Ideal Integrity Also.
George William Curtis was a gentleman,
and a man of honor that is too much con
sidered ideal. When he with others tried
to ixatsblish Putnam's Monthly on a lit
erary plane that was too high for the times,
nd the enterprise failed, leaving the firm
loaded with debt, Curtis girded himself,
and plunging Into hard work writing,
lecturing, etc did not stop until he had
receipts for every debt of the firm.
His Literary Works.
In 1846 Mr. Curtis went abroad, living
for some time in Italy and Germany, and
afterward traveling in Esypt and Syria.
During his travels he wrote letters to the
New York Tribune, which were afterward
published as "Nile Notes of Howadji."
"The Howadji iu Syria," and "Lotus Eat
ing." Other works were "The Potipliar
Papers," whose good Matured satire
showed that they were written bj a mas
ter, "Prue and I," and "Trumps." AH
these works received the commendation of
the best judges of English literature.
Nativity and Family.
Mr. Curtis was a native of Providence
and was born Feb. 24, ISM. He married
Miss Anna Shaw.the daughter of Frank G.
Shaw, who owned at one time the.greater
part of Station island. His home was
at the corner of Bard avenue and Hender
son. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis lived there
with their daughter Elizabeth, who is
about 80 years of age, and their servants.
Their sou, Dr. Frank G. Curtis, has been
living in West Newton, Mass., about five
years. One daughter has been dead for
ANOTHER PINKERTON TRICK,
Ry Whicli the Secrets of Amalgamated
Meetings H'crj 1 let rayed.
Pitts bi kc, Sept. 1. John Wippel aud
John Nelson wer arrested at Homestead
yesterday and brought to Pittsburg,
charged by the Carnegie company with
riot. Together with T. F. Gibson, previ
ously la-V. od the same charge, they were
given a hearing before Alderman Mu
Masters. R. II. Tyler and Joseph Kuippo,
Pinkertou detectives, were placed oil the
witness stand, and caused consternation
to the defense by producing their working
cards, issued to them by the Duquesne
lodge of tin Amalgamated association,
into which they had been iuitiated a short
time before the strike.
Heard the Whole Scheme.
The cards gave them entrance to all
gatherings of the workingmen. The Pink
ertons testified that a short time before
the riots at Duquesne they had attended a
meeting at which a resolution, warmly
supported by the defendants, was pre
sented. It provided that the men organize
themselves iu squads, guard the mill so
that no one should be allowed to enter,
and to keep non-union men out. Wippel
and Nelson were sent back to jail, but
Gibson furnished the necessary bad.
A KANSAS MYSTERY COMING OUT.
The Alliunrf AltcRe.I To He Implicated
in u Crreut Criiue.
Kansas City, Sept. 1. Two years ago
the whole sou; h western country was start
led by the brutal double murder of Frazier
and Gibson, two of the most prominent
cattle owuerof Chautauqua county, Kan
sas. The m.'"tery of their deaths is now
in a fair way of being solved, and the ar
rest TiieKda- at Sedan, Kansas, of Jerry
Ilutlo i and Frank Kimsey, two prominent
farmers, is but the begiuniug of what is
said to be one of the most sensational
pieces of news that Kansas has ever
A Duinn More Arrests. s
These men are prominent in the Alli
ance, and it is charged that the murders
of Gibson and Frazier were plotted at a
secret meeting held by members of that
organization, at the close of one of their
regular meetings. Twelve more arrests
will be mails w ithin a few days, and the
whole couuty is excited over the develop
ments in the case.
THE PEERLESS NANCY HANKS.
Two Seconds Faster Than the World's
Record Made by Herself.
Independence, la., Sept. 1. Nancy
Hanks yesterday clipped two seconds from
the world's trotting record, made by her
self in Chicago three weeks ago, and made
the circuit of Independence's famous kite
shaped track in ZAj5. All the conditions
were favornble for a record-breaking mile,
and Nancy proved herself fully equal to
She Had Two Banners Alans;.
Her Chicago record was 2:07 Doble
gave her two warming-up miles, one at
2:30 and the other 4 o'clock. At 5:15 she
started on be- trial. At the loop two
running horses appeared to set her phce
for her and she fairly flew over the ground.
She went the quarter in 30 seconds, the
half in 1:01 tho three-quarters iu 1:34 and
with a little encouragement the mile in
2:05J. The crowd went wild.
Hartfokd, Sept. 1. The Prohibition
state convention nominated the followiug
ticket: Governor, Edwin P. Auger, of Mid
dletown; lieutenant governor, A. M. Ban
croft, of ELington; secretary of state,
Henry M. Palmer, of Stouington; treas
urer, Watson N. Hurlburt, of Waterbo-y;
comptroller, Eliakim E. Wildman, of Dan-bury.
The Asian Terror Knocking at
HARBISON SPEEDS TO THE CAPITAL.
A Shipload of Immigrants at New York,
or Whom Twenty-Two Have Iied Kn
Route No Sickness on Board Now to
Speak or, hut the Vessel Isolated in the
Hay and the Health Officers Taking;
Every Means of Averting an Epidemic
New Yoi:k, Sept. 1. President Harri
son has abandoned his proposed trip
through northern New York on which he
was to start from White Plains this
morning, and has gone bhek to Washing
ton, post haste, to consult with his cabi
net concerning measures advisable to
repel the threatened invasion of cholera.
He arrived at this decision shortly after 6
o'clock last night, aud within half an
hour after he received messages from Sec
retary Foster, of the treasury department,
and Attorney General Miller, informing
him of the cholera invasion, and asking
that means should be taken to prevent
the spread of the scourge. The president
first heard the news in regard to the
Moravia through a telephone message re
ceived by Reid at Ophir Farm. Quickly
following this came the dispatches from
the two cabinet officers.
Non-ln t ercou rse the Only Safety.
Accordingly the president took train at
9:30 p. m. jind arrived here at 10:53. He
was driven at once to Jersey City, and
while waiting for the Washington train
he said: "It is my duty to abandon all
other considerations and return immedi
ately to Washington. I have given the
Bubject much thought. I am convinced
that all the powers which the general gov
ernment has conferred are being exercised.'
The only absolute safety, though, in my
opinion is entire uon-intercourse with the
infected couutries. There is no power,
however, iu the general government, to
declare such an act. I will continue to
give the situation the gravest considera
tion, and all suggestions will be promptly
THEY CALL IT CHOLERINE.
A Score of Cases on a Vessel Arrived at
New Yor.K, Sept. 1. The cholera has
arrived. It is true that the ship's doctor
says it is cholerine, aud that the victims
are mostly babies. But it was cholerine
at Paris, and at Hamburg and Havre, and
it was about as deadly as there was any
use of. The steamship Moravia, from
Hamburg, arrived yesterday with the rec
ord of twenty-seven deaths during the
journey, two of the dead being adults and
the others iufants. Three other passengers
were ill of measles, so the ship's surgeou
said. He also said that cholerine was
what ailed the dead.
Will Take No Chances.
But the health authorities determined
to take no chances. The ship was ordered
into isolation, and she was putiii quaran
tine in Grave-send bay out of the track of
vessels. Experts in fighting cholera were
at once set to work, the baggage was dis
infected, and every precaution taken to
prevent the terror getting loose ashore,
The saloon passengers, howevar, were per
mitted to laud, after proper measures hadJ
been adopted in their cases. The last
death on board occurred Tuesday. Except
the three passengers ill with measles the
immigrants ure all well now, but they will
oe Kepi on uoaru until aauger is past.
Prepared Hut Realize the Danger.
The officials at the quarantine station on
Staten Island are Jwell prepared to fight
the disease. Dr. Jenkins, the health officer,
has uu efficient corps of assistants, and
they will carry out the instructions of gov
ernment officers to their full extent. Dr.
Jenkins aud his assistants, however, real
ize that they have a dreadful foe to grap
ple with. In speaking of the matter Dr.
Jenkins said: "The only way to make ab
solutely certain of keeping the cholera out
ol tins couutry is to restrict immigration."
The News at Washington.
Washington. Sept l. The actual ar
rival of Asiatic cholera at the port of New
York has brought to the front the ques
tion of suspending immigration to this
country altogether during the prevalence
of cholera iu the eastern hemisphere. Sec
retary Foster and Assistant Secretary
Spaulding consulted yesterday ou the
cholera situation. Secretary Foster said
the treasury officials had done everything
necessary, so far, to meet the situation
aud that nolhiug further would be done
at present, except to strictly enforce the
regulations, and take all the precautions
possible against the introduction of chol
era. All til" state and city health offi
cers were working in harmony with gov
ernment oiliUals to this end.
Dominion Authorities on the Alert.
Qi ehkc, Sept. 1. The steamship Cre
nion, from Hamburg, arrived at Grosse
Isle yesterday, and was at once placed in
quarantine. The Cremou left Hamburg
twenty-four hours after the breaking out
of cholera at that place. There is no sick-m-Bs
on board. About 400 bales of rags,
part of the vessel's cargo, will be burned
by order of the city council. The authori
ties are alert, and a strict watch is kept.
Have Confidence In Somerby.
Boston, Sept. 1 Two hundred mem
bers of the Iron Hall, representing branches
all over the state, met at the American
house Tuesday night and fully discussed
the present condition of the order. The
speakers expressed confidence in Somerby,
and were all in favor of reorganization
and doing all iu their power to put the or
der on its feet again. A committee was
deputed to find Somerby, who was in this
city, aud bring him to the meeting. Som
erby made a short address, iu which he
said he believed the order could, should,
and would be reorganized.
Refining; Works Uurned.
Brooklyn, jf. Y., Sept. 1. John A.
Casey's refining works, situated on the
northwest corner of Richard and Com
merce streets, Brooklyn, were totally de
stroyed by fire Tuesday. - Ten stills and
a cousideracle stock of -spirits, varnish
and resin were destroyed, entailing, to
gether with the building, a loss of $125,000.
So far as could be ascertained there is no
insurance ou the plant.
Eighty-Five Bodies Recovered.
London, Sept. 1. Eighty-five bodies
have been recovered from the Parkslip
mine. The features of those recovered
were so terribly burned that they were
unrecognizable.' In every case, however,
the fire had not destroyed all their cloth
ing, and they were identified by this and
by articles found in tue Dockets.
THE VERY LATEST.
Cholera Believed to Have Got In In Its
New York, 8ept. 1. The surgeon
general now believes that the worst type
of cholera is in New York .
Harrison Calls a Conference.
Washington, Beot. 1. President
Harrison called a conference of all gov
ernment officials to diecues the extra see
sion Question and cholera matter.
One Steamship Comoany to Abandon
ImmlcTStlon for a Time.
New Yohk. Sept. 1. The Hsmbure
American Packet company nas ceciaea
to abandon the immigration service en
tirely for a time.
Through a Bridge.
TTtstitv V Y.. Sent. 1. The fast
mail train on the New York Central went
through a draw bridge this morning, ana
ibree were Ktiiea .
LANDED ONE AT LAST.
The Visitors Manage to Get Yesterday's
Game Through Costly Errors and Bank
The visitors saw light for the first time
since their arrival here in the game at
Twin City park yesterday, and by the
assistance of some costly errors on the
part of the home team and the very yel
low umpiring of one Pal Cahill, they
managed to give the locals an easy let
down. Collins and Underwood faced
the batsmen, and both bad good control
of the ball. O'Day has not played for
two days his place at Second being filled
by'-Bickety" Hoffman, while Ed. Con
nelly, an amateur, played right field, and
put up a fair game. Our boys broke
into the error column yerterday
with a vengeance, which was only
lost sight of by several decisions by Urn
pire Cahill that were very much Suggs.
Today is the last game of the profess
ional season in Rock Island and it will,
no doubt, be largely attended by those
who wish to have a farewell look at the
team of '92. Below is yesterday's sum
Rock ItliindMoline...O 1000100 18
Bo-kford 8 2 0 5 u 1 1 0 12
Butteries I'ndciwood and Snyder; Collins and
Sage. Ilitf Rock lland-Moline, 5: Kockford 7.
Two-base hits Win well, f-ae, tolling. Double
Play Nolloii. Hoffman, Hoherts. Errors Nock
Island-Moline. 6; Kockford. . Struck out Un
derwood, 10; Collins, 6. Bases on balls Under
wood, 4; Collins, 4. Passed balls Snyder. 8.
Umpire Cahill .
Rock Island's ball team has won four
straight parses now from the Rock ford
segregation, briogmg up the percentage
in splendid shape. Tomorrow witnesses
the final game of the teams, which
should be well patronized as a farewell
game. The success of the Rock Island
people in floating their team while none
other of the league could do as well, is
worthy of remark. Davenport L'-ader.
1892 September. 1892
Su. Mo. Tu. We. Th. Fr. Sa.
jl A JL
4 5 6 7 8 9 To
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 1)0
Man and VI ite Close a Lon Tramp.
Chicago, Sept. 1. John Howard and
his wife Lulu, of San Fraucisco, arrived
in Chicago Tuesday, having walked the
entire distance from Seattle, Wash., to
this city. They ,were employed in a
Seattle theatre, and left that city on
March 10 to decide a wager of $5,000 made
by the manager of the theatre, the terms
of which stipulated their walking the en
tire distance between March 10 and Sept.
15 and that they should camp out during
the entire journey. They entered Chicago
in joy aud trtters, for they endured many
severe hardships en route, and have well
earned the $5,000.
Takes i coo people to buy
Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy,
at 50 cents a bottle, to make
One failure to cure would
take the profit from 4000
Its makers profess to cure
"cold in the head," and even
chronic catarrh, and if they
fail they pay $500 for. their
Not in newspaper words
but in Jiard cash Think of
what confidence it takes to
put that in - the papers and
Its makers believe in the
Remedy. Isn't it worth a
trial? Isn't any trial prefer
able to catarrh?
After all, the mild agencies
are the best. Perhaps they
work more slowly, but they
work surely. Dr. Pierce's
Pleasant Pellets are an active
agency but quiet and mild.
They're sugar-coated, easy to
take, never, shock nor derange
the system and half their pow
er is in the mild way in which
their work is done. Small
est, cheapest, easiest to take.
One a dose. Twenty-five cents
a viaL . Of all druggists.
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT,
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of tie
Pieirio gtrcL Oreir,
WEBER, 8TUYVESANT, DECKER BROS., WHEELOCK,
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and PAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
full line Also of small Musical merchandise. We have m onr employ first-class Piano Titer.
'Well begun is half done.'' Bgin your housework by
buying a cake of
Sapolio is a solid cake of Scouring Soap used for all clean
ing purposes. Try it.
iVEMPOR? FAIR and EXPOSITION
DfiVEfSPQBT, IOWA, SEPT. 5-6-7-8-9.
SPLENDID BUiLDiHGS, GRAND STOCK, HORTICULTURAL, AGRI
CULTURAL O MECHANICAL DISPLAY.
SI2,000 IN PREMIUMS. S4,000 IN RACE PURSES.
TUESDAY. SEPT. C. : THURSDAY. SEPT. 8.
Ci.h 1. 2:4.-. foil iii i SO'UiO ' f't.Aoi T.-.iKXi trot'.inir en
Class 'j. 3-y":ir-o i trtli:u r i;i'lu
ulass a. 2S( iro.ii.i
WEDNESDAY. SEPT. 7.
Class 4. 2: trot! ins
Class r.. Mile l;ish ruiiiiinj;
Class . i:.';.0 (mi-ini:
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FRIDAY. SEPT. 9.
n " f t.-- ;0. trottinff 4X.oo
.' IMH-! i. -s 11. Mile ami rreat. rtiuiilng aso.'csi
i" , C:..-.--i lJ.-Kritfor-:ill iai'ing 40j.uu
One and 0ne-Thr.t Fore ihj Round i rh from Points within 200 Miles
in Iowa and 100 Miles in Illinois.
RAPID TRANSIT TO AND FROM GROUNDS.
Railroad and Electric Cars Every Few Minutes.
See local papers for railroad notices.
For information address,
P. W. McMANUS, Secretary,'
tf HlBSCHEpjg , PROTECT YOUR EYES I
-non changeable m.
assal W r .- - "
MR. II HIRSCHBrRfi.
The well-tm.wn itp'irian of 629 ulive t
(S. E. ror. Thsni Olive). St. Ion is. has"
appoiDtedT. CI. Tboma- s arent for hie
ccU-bra:ei Diamond Spectacle and Eye
glasses, and also for his I-lamond Non
C'hangcab'e sjiectacl.e and Ereelases
The clashes are tlie greatest invention
ever made ;n sieclacies. Kv s per
construction ot tne Leus a person tmr
cbasing a pair ot these Non-Chanceable
Glasses never has to change these glassee
fromt he eyes, and every jar purchased
Is pnaranteert, so that if Jhtv ever leave
the ever (no matter sow or scratched the
Lenses are) they furnifh tne nirty
with a new tair of vlasses free of charge.
T. It . THOMAS ha-a f u i assortment
and invites all to satisfy themselves
of the great snjrioriti of toese Glasses
over any and all others now In ne to cal
and examine the same at T.H. i nomas
druggist and optician. Hoc i Island.
No Peddler Supplied.
We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth avenue
and Twenty-third St., and will be known as the
HOKST VON KOECKRITZ, Pharmacist.
The party who takes your money
without giving a fair equivalent does you
an injury aod leaves you dissatisfied; you
take care not to let him have the second
chance at you. When jou ro baying
think how fair we treat you; what splen
did values we offer; a dollar goes further,
buys more, here, than in most .other
stores. Then too we throw in, to put a
gilt edge on the bargain, a whole year's
subscription to that charming magazine
"Good form" when you have expended
fen of your dollars here. Think of that
What other store offers you so much as te do?
The Bee Hive is showing the largest and finest line of Fall
and Winter Cloaks and Millenary in the city and a
aetonishirg Low Prices.
114 West Second Street, Davenport.