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Ia and Daily Argu
VOL, XL. NO. 270.
ROCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1892.
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The World Renowned
Are now open and ready for Inspection.
Largest Line of HATS in the City,
& Rice, Proprietors of
Rock Island, III.
DIED IN HIS BOOTS.
Bloody Incident of the Chicago
Race Course War.
THREE MEN FALL IN A GUN FIGHT
Colonel Jim Brown, a Texas Horseman,
and One Policeman Meet Sudden
Death Another Officer
The Texan Resists Arrest In a' Raid on
the Garfield Coarse and Starts a Trag
edy Chased by the Officers He Pnts Bal
lets Through Two of Them and Finally
Meets His Own Fate Alleged Perjury
in High Places Mayor and Chief of
Police Contradict Each Other on Oath.
CniCAGO, Sept. 7. Racing at Garfield
park yesterday terminated in a tragedy
dreadful enough to shock both contesting
factions in the fight. Three men's lives
paid the forfeit of the effort to suppress
racing on the track. James M. Brown,
the horseman, was instantly killed and
Officer John Powell shared a like fate.
Officer Henry McDowell was mortally
wounded. The triple shooting was a
sequel to the daily raid on the race track.
During the previous day's assault by the
police Brown is alleged to have said that
he would kill any policeman who should
attempt to arrest him. Yesterday after
noon while the raid was in progress a
crowd of ruffians gathered on West For
tieth street, just outside the race course,
and began to jeer the police.
Brown Draws on the Police.
Half a dozen times they were driven
away and finally when the police charged
on the gang the young ruffians ran south
on the Wisconsin Central tracks, stopping
every moment to throw stones at the pur
suing blue coats. The chase lasted until
the south end of the track was reached,
when tbe police gave it up. On the way
back to the gates attention was in some
way attracted to James M. Brown who
was stationeM on the roof of the stables at
the extreme south end of the course.
Three officers clambered to the roof and
Brown, drawing a revolver, warned them
off. He was ordered to surrender, but re
fused, and pointing his weapon at the
policemen began to back toward the edge
of the roof.
A Chase Across the Prairie.
One of the policemen fired a shot in the
air, and Brown made a wild leap from the
roof, landing inside the grounds. Officers
McDowell and Powell followed in close
pursuit, and sonic one of the three, sup
posedly Brown, fired a shot. Then the
horseman made a wild dash for liberty
through the south gate. He ran across
the prairie to Harrison street near Jan
huss avenue, whore a brick building was
in course of construction. Here Officer
Powell overtook him and reached out to
grasp him by the sleeve.
Two Officers Fatally Shot.
Turning squarely around. Brown, who
still grasped his revolver in his right hand,
raised the weapon and fired point blank
at the policeman. The bullet struck the
officer in the mouth and he fell dead.
Then Brown started to run east on Harri
son street, and encountered Officer Mc
Dowell. Both men raised their weaoons
and fired simultaneously. McDowell
staggered a few feet forward and then
fell across the sidewalk. Brown ran west
again and stopped to - fire again at the
prostrate body of Officer Powell. He met
Officer WiUiam Jones and both men
raise.! their revolvers and Brown pulled
the trigger of his weapon, but no explosion
The Horseman Gets His Quietus.
Jones had by this time taken aim at the
wounded horseman and fired. Brown
SDrang into the air and uttered a sharp
cry. He Btaggered a moment and then
turning ran into the areaway between
two buildings. Officer Jones hesitated to
foilow until a dozen Brother officers
reached his side. Then he went in be
tween the buildings and found Brown
lying dead beside the fence. The dead
horseman's body had three bullets in it
one had penetrated the heart, probably
causing instantaneous death. Of the
other two one had struck him in the right
shoulder and the remaining ball lodged in
committed April 27, 1892.
worth at least half a million.
OTHER ASPECTS OF THE TROUBLE.
Mayor and Chief of Police Differ on Oath
The case against the men and jockeys
arrested for violating the ordinance at
Garfield park came up yesterday and
Mayor Washburne swore that Chief of
Police McClaughry told him that James
Burke, of the Hawthorne club, had ofTered
to pay $50,000 for Republican campaign
expenses if the Garfield course was shut
up. This was not stated as an offer to the
mayor by McClaughry, but simply as a
McClaughry Flatly Denies.
McClaughry was not present when the
testimony was given. He was next called
and flatly contradicted the mayor. He said
he told the mayor simply as a matter of cur
rent gossip that he had heard through the
press and rumor that the Hawthorne peo
ple would do as stated above, and that he
supposed the Garfield people would pay
as much tobe allowed to run. He said
nothing about Burke.
Will Prosecute McClaughry.
Alexander Sullivan is authority for the
statement that Major McClaughry will
be criminally prosecuted for conspiracy
and perjury. "While we have not fully
determined on our course," said Mr. Sul
livan last night at the end of a conference
with the other Garfield park attorneys, "I
will tell vou this: "We shall criminally
prosecute the chief of police for conspiracy
THE CHADWICK ESTATE.
GATHERING UP THE DEAD.
'A Wild Scene of Excitement Something
The body was put in a patrol wagon and
taken to the morgue. In a second patrol
wagon Powell's remains were taken to
his home. A third hurried Officer Mc
Dowell to tbe county hospital, where
Justice Blume, who had been notified,
was waiting to take his ante-mortem
statement. His recovery is not hoped for
by the hospital physicians. When the
news of the shooting spread through the
neighborhood thousands of people flocked
to tbe scene, and the 600 policemen present
were powerless to control the throug.
The gates at .both ends of the track were
wide open. Physiciaus heard of the
trouble and hurried to the park in their
buggies, anxious to lend their aid in car
ing for the wounded.
Were Afraid of Brown.
An extra detachment of police 100
strong were driven to the track, but they
were unable to retrain the crowd. After
McDowell was wounded fully a 100 police
men who had hurried to the spot began
firing toward the place where Brown was
last seen. He had disappeared behind tbe
rear end of a frame bnilding and the
(squad of officers were seperated from him
by a high board fence through which the
bullets were sent.
, Was a Texun Terror.
Colonel James M. Brown was an ex
sheriff from Sherman, Texas. He was a
cool, quiet little man, years old, slight
of build, pale of face, but determined and
courageous. He died as he would have
chosen to die had he been given his choice.
His gun, emptied in every chamber, was
clinched in bis hand. He wore his boots,
and he had put two more notches on the
stick that was already scarred with the
record of fourteen bullets to the death.
Very Handy with His Gun.
: He came to Chicago in May with a fine
string of horses which be entered at Gar
field park for the season. His leave tak
ing of Texas it is said was precipitated by
Railway Mail Men in Council.
Washington, Sept. 7. The eighteenth
annual convention of the Railway Mail
Service Beneficial association began it
the Grand Army hall in Washington yes
terday. President H. M. Robinson, of
Atlanta, Ga., chairman, called the con
vention to order. The welcoming speech
was made by John W. Douglass, and ad
dresses were made by Postmaster Genera!
Wanamaker a ud others.
Did the Gold Cure Derange Him?
ST. Louib, Sl-pU 7. Charles W. Lewis,
a graduate of Dr. Keeley's institute at
Dwight, yesterday shot at and attempted
to kill his wife, baby and . sister-in-law,
and then blew out his own brains. His
poor aim resulted in his sister-in-law,
Mary McGuigan, being only shot in the
hand, his wife in the iliih while his baby
escaped nnsc:i:lie 1. Lewis has been de
ranged since he took the cure.
A Valuable Mansion Burned.
Elktox, Md., Sept. 7. The handsome
dwelling bouse owned by Colonel T. Egen
ton Hogg, and kuowu as Cecil Manor, in
Cecil county, near Port Deposit, was to
tally destroyed by fire Monday night.
The mansion was built nhout two years
ago at a cost f about $100,000 and was
said to be the finest residence in the state.
Some Facts that May Save a Good Deal
London, Sept. 7. Despite the repeated
warnings of the British and American
press, the bogus claim agents are doing a
thriving business with suppositious heirs
in the United States to suppositious es
tates in England. At Scotland Yard yes
terday a correspondent learned that Cor
nelius Chadwick, of Germantown, Phila
delphia, is one of the latest victims. He
was induced by claim agents to suppose
that he was the long lost heir to the es
tate of his ancestor, Sir Andrew Chad
wick, who died in 1703. The value of the
estate was estimated with unusual mod
eration to be only $187,003. While the es
tate was still unsettled, and therefore in
the court of chancery, the agents said it
was kept in the Bank of England, while
the duke of Bridgewater was drawing
from it aunually $J0,OJO.
All Claims Are Barred.
The facts of the case furnish only the
names in this remarkable story. Other
wise it is pure falsehood. The duchy of
Bridgewater has been extinct since 1803.
There is no Chadwick estate available for
distribution among heirs, as the personal
ity was disposed of a few years after Sir
Andrew's death, or more than a century
ago, and legal limitations bar all possible
claims to the reality. The money in the
hands of the bank is only an insignificant
sum of a few hundred which is payable to
two unknown heirs, whose names are not
Caused the Death of Two Men.
The selection of this particular estate as
a basis for their swindle was suggested to
the claim agents probably by the
attempt of two, men in 1773, to
obtain possession of the estate of
Sir Andrew by forging a will. The forg
ers produced a will dated 1701, but it was
proved that it had been made in 1763, aft er
Sir Andrew's death. The two forgers
were hauged. It is believed that the gang
behind the Chadwick swindle is the one
which, in 1891, was forced out of business
temporarily by the euergetic action of
Minister Lincoln. Their method is to ob
tain ad vances of $25 or $50 from their vic
tims for the ostensible purpose of paying
preliminary costs of proceedings.
JENKINS WAS MISUNDERSTOOD,
Or Has Concluded that He Is Not a
"Biger" Man Than Uncle Sam.
KEW YoKK, Sept. 7. Dr. Jenkins, health
officer of this port, has written to Secre
tary Foster, of the treasury, reciting the
substance of the order recently issued re
garding quarantine. The doctor then
says: "This order I consider establishing
an unvarying rule covering the first twenty
days after a vessel carrying immigrants
has reached this port, whether such vessel
has come from an infected port or other
wise, and whether she has sickness on
board or otherwise, viz: A quarantine
detention of twenty days in all cases of
vessels carrying immigrants. i
His Position Misconceived.
"In view of the misconception in cer
tain quarters of my position it is appro
priate for me to say that w hile I have ex
pressed the opinion that the order in its
bread ih as made reaches beyond the
authority of the federal officials, I shall
of course take no action which would in
volve a less strict quarantine than that
ordered by the president The rule will
be enforced by me strictly. The only ex
ception in the order is as to vessels afloat
Sept. 1, and as to those it is provided th:y
will be made the subject of special consid
eration upon due application to the de
Will Hold Them Twenty Days.
"I understand from this that the trea
sury department will make the necessary
investigation and will, in cases deemed
by it proper ones, relieve the quaratine
officers of the twenty day rule established
by the president. I desire to say that in
obedience to tbe president's order the
quarantine officers will not assume
authority to pass any vessels coming into
this port with immigrants until twenty
daysdetention at quarantine has been h.J,
except in cases where the president's oi-.er
shall he suspeuded by the treasury depart
ment." Fresh Cases at Quarantine.
There were seven fresh cases of cholera
on the ships at quarantine yesterday-
lour on tbe rsorniaunia and three on the
Rugia. They were all removed to Swin
burne island and the ships again disin
fected. One death occurred at Swinburne
island, Gertrude Sharm, aged 8.
No Cholera In the Country Vet.
Washington, Sept. 7. Not a single case
of cholera exists today within the boun
daries of the United States, as far as gov'
ernment officials at Washington are ad
vised, and "if our efforts avail." said Act
ing Secretary Spaulding, "not a case will
occur in our borders." Every possible ef
fort Is being put forth and every sug
gestion receives at least res pec Li iu atten
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, Sept. 8.
Following fftrj the quotations on the board
of tra.le todav: Wheat September, opened
7 -96c, close.! ToJ-4c; Deceniber.opened )5e,closed
?ti?4c-; May. opened closed RJc
Corn September opeued ami closed 54c;
October.opcued closed 46;c; May, opened
49hjc, closed Mc. Oi.ts September,
opened 32c. closed :319c; October, opened
o24c closed 3V4c; May, openeJ 35c, closed
37c i'ork September, opened $10 17J.
closed $0.93: October, orened $10.25, closed
$10.8; January, opened (12.00, closed
$11.85. Lard September, opened $7.42 closed
Live stock Prices at the Union Stoko
yards today ranged as follows: Uogs Market
moderately active on local and shipping
account, and feeling easy: prices 5aHSo low
er; sales ranged at Si ui&4.75 I'liS. 4.75
& .-5 light. $I.75&4.15 rough packing. $4.8
I&5.40 mixed, and SV-0J&5.5J heavy packing
and shipping lots.
Cattle Market moderately active on local
and shipping account and prices without
material cnn;e; quotations ranged
at $5.10 H, b-'.At choice to extra ship
ping steers, $4.50 fo 5.10 good to choice
do, Jt.kctt-io fair to good, $3,500
4.10 common to medium do, $3.4Of&4-0i)
butchers' steers, S j(St.3.ii stock ers, $1.75
3.10 Texas steers, $2. 75 j 4.10 range steers,
$3.203.70 feeders, $I.75Slo.OH cows, $iOJia3jS5
bulls, and $Z5&5.25 veal calves.
Sheep Market rather active and prices
steady; quotations range.l at $4.0004.50 per
100 lbs western. $ !. ,(Hj.30 natives, $JlS5&4.30
Texas, and $:'. 50 lambs.
Produce: Hutter Fancy separator. 25i
5c; fine creameries. aiJk-; dairies, fancy,
fresh, 3a22c: packing stock, fresh, 14c
Egi; Southern stock, lttHic per doz.; north
ern. 17c, loss off. Live Poultry Hens. 10j per
lb; spring chickens, lojc per lb; roosters. Sc;
ducks. He; sprin r ducks, 10c; turkeys. 13c per
lb. I 'ota toes Minnesota Early Ohios. tSixitto
per bu.: Kansas Karly Ohios. 6Jo5 per bo.;
St. Louis Early Ohio, 50&55c per btu: Long
Island Rose, $1.:&5) pur brk Apples
Green. $2.5uc&2.0J per brl; poor. $1.00.1-23;
red, $4.25 X 3U; Duchess. $2.0-J3.0j par bri;
iodine per box. Blackberries $1.25&L5U
per 16-quart casa. Blu3berries $L5J&L7i per
New York. Sept. ft.
Wheat No. 2 mixel cash, 79o; Septem
ber, 7fc; October. 79tc: November, 81 c
Corn Nu 2 mixed rash 56a; September, 54c;
October. 53ic. Oats No. t mixed cash.
37V4I&371:; October, 37&c; November.
S89sc Hye Nominal; 60B5o In car lota.
Barley Neglected. Pork thill; old mesa,
ill.-5!ill.7.L. Lard Quiet; October, $7.70.
Live Stock: Cattle Market steady, but no
trading in beeves; dressed beef, doll; native
sides, 7x4 per lb. Sheep and Lambs Sheen.
slow but steady; lambs weak and per lb
lower; sheep, $4.00(3.4.90 per 10) lbs; lambs,
$5.25 3.A 12. Hogs Market higher; live hogs.
lo.-uQo.oi per luu ids.
The Lerai Markets.
OKA 19, ETC.
Bran -fc5c per cwt,
Shipstuff $1.00 per cwt.
llsv Timothy. SliaiS: nrairie. 102M1: clover
$9Q.10; baled. S11.0012.G0.
Better Fslrto choice, 12Hc; creamery, J&34c
Eggs Fresh, 14c ; packed. 10c.
Poultry Chickens. lOiildVt: turkeva 12Uo
docks, lcx geese, 10c.
mriT AND VKGBTABLKS.
Apples $.as$a.76 per bbl.
Cattle Batchers nay for corn fed steers
SKtte; cows and Heifers, 2H3c; calves
Hard 7 B0T 75.
Soft a lu&S 90.
Common boards $16.
Joist Scantling and timber, U to 16 feet. $18.
Kveryaddltional foot In length 50 cents.
X A X Shingles ft 76.
Fencing 12 to IS feet $18.
ock board, rough $14.
For referring to a subject so unosual. but
It may possess Interest for some to know
Is sold for half the price of the other
kinds. IS SOLD, we say If the quality
was not what It should be, of course it
would not sell at all.
Unking Powder Companies say nothing
of their exorbitant priors, but talk con
tinually of chemical analysis, Ac
" IX the scientists lead the
let practical women try
Jud-e for themselves.
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