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VOL. XL. NO. 282.
ROCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1892.
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He Lets Them Slip On the Tar
A LEAENED JURIST OFF HIS GUARD.
While Trying a Case He Puts Himself On
the Democratic Platform A Diversion
That liaised a Itugh in the Important
Trial Where the Interstate Commerce
Law Is Involved Points That the Law
yers Made and H ixtory of the Case.
Chicago, Sept. 21. Before Judge Gresh
am in the United States circuit court yes
terday District Attorney Milchrist made
one more attempt to get at t he big corpora
tions charged with violating the interstate
commerce law. The present proceedings
grew out of the refusal of President Brin
Bon, of terminal roads said to be controlled
by the Illinois Steel company, and other
witnesses summoned lx'fore the interstate
commerce commission last July, to answer
certain questions. The liooks of the Illinois
Steel company were also called for.
KefiiMed to Answer Questions, i
This was to ascertain whether or not the
corporation owned or controlled the ter
minal roads, using them for the purpose of
discriminating against shippers, making
illegal rates to its own shippers, and other
violations of the interstate commerce law.
On advice of counsel the company refused
to produce its books. The government's
argument lefore Judge Gresham is to
comijel the answer of those pertinent ques
tions and an order upon the company to
produce its stock books.
Points of MiU hrlst's Argument.
The case was opened by District Attorney
Milchrist, who read the petitions for the
order against the several witnesses and
then read from the law giving the intei
state commerce commission almost abso
lute power to inquire into all complaints
made to it. The inquiries put to the wit
nesses went no further than to touch upon
unjust rates alleged to have leen given.
The law prohibited giving such discrimi
nating rates and if any inquiry to discover
whether such rates had been given was not
legal what was the good of t lie law? Judge
J. P. Hand and Assistant District Attor
ney Dabney followed on the same side.
Judge Gresham' Political Slip.
Hon. Lyman Trumbull, one of the attor
neys tor tne uerenaant.s, iicgan the argu
ment for that side. He said that congress
could not confer powers giving the inter
state commerce commission extraordinary
powers to bring witnesses before it and
compel the production of papers and docu
ments where no evidence was in the pos
session of the commission. Judge Trum
bull cited the governmental powers for the
collection of revenue.
Judge Gresham. intirrr.pting. said: "The
power of the government to collect revenue
to defray its expenses is sovereign and ab
solute. It can take any part of a man's
property without process, but it ought to
take no more than enough to defray the ex
penses of t he government."'
'"I am sorry it has the power to take
more." said Judge Trumbull.
Gave Himself Away on the Tariff.
It will lie observed that Judge Gresham's
remark practically puts him on the Demo
cratic platform as regards the tariff, and it
was so understocxl in the court room and
raised a hearty laugh. This was the only
diversion in a very long and dry argument
in a case where the results will have a
most important learing on the powers of
the interstate commerce commission.
Judge Trumbull cited many authorities to
prove that the commission's powers had
lieen exceeded and that congress had taken
a step too far in granting these jiowers.
Answer of the Kcspondents.
Before the arguments were lieguu the
respondents filed answers to the petition of
the commission. The Illinois Steel com
pany declared it was not a common carrier
and hence the commission bad no juris
diction over it and if it were comjielled to
produce its hooks it would disclose private
matters which tne government had no
FETCH ON YOUR BEAR YARN
Here Is One Thrown Out as a Sort ol ' Bergman n. the fellow who tried to kill
"Feeler." Manager Frick, of the Carnegie company,
S".RAXTCr, Pa., Sept. 21. Elias C. Bak- has been sentenced to penitentiary for
T, of Willow Creek, Sullivan county, drovt twenty-one years.
his ox-cart up a steep hill one day last week , George H. Becker has just died at Phila-
, , ., , , uelphia from the effects of exposure on the
to a piece of new land three-quarters of a ... , ... , . 2: L
., . vi tt i j , , steamer Cepheus while she lay off Fixe
mile from his house. He had burned th ' jsianj
lot over a few days before and he took up Prince Anton Raaziwill. adjutant gen
three bags of rye to sow on the land. Aftei eralof the emperor's military household,
he had unloaded the grain and the harroW f Read of one of the oldest and noblest f ami
he blocked the wheels of the cart at th ; lies of Germany and one of the czar's few
head of a dugway, unhitched the oxen and German favorites, is insane,
let them browse in the bushes while he yraS I "Colonel Billy" Taylor, formerly of Chl-
sowing the rye. There is a dense piece of , caK' is sought after in Boston,
hemlock woods along the upper side of the
field, and while Baker was burnine the fal
low he had seen a liear in the edge of the
woods, three or four times.
He Went Fixed for "Itar."
Thinking that the bear might show its
self again Baker put a double-barrelled
rifle in the cart at the house. When he had
finished sowing the rye he placed the
empty bags on top of his dinner liasket in
the front end of the cart and pulled Rome
hay over them. Then he cocked both
liarrels of the rifle and placed it back of
the near wheel, where he could grab it
quickly in case he got a glimpse of the '
near, then he hitched the oxen to the
harrow and went to dragging in the grain.
A little before noon Baker spied a liear
smelling around the cart while he was at
the further end of the field. He immedi
ately ran down to a brush fench and stole
along it toward the cart, thinking to grab
the rifle before the bear could get to the
Now the Amusement Iteglns.
He had not gone five rods along the fence
when he saw the War climb into the front
end of the cart and begin to paw the hay
and bags off of his dinner liasket. Baker
stopjH-d and the liear seized the basket in
his aws, sat up on his haunches, and tore
it ojien. The licar's weight and movements
unloosened the block liehind the wheels
and just as the greedy brute had started to
gobble down Baker's dinner the cart began
to run liackward down the dugway, with
the end of the tongue dragging on the
ground. The liear flung the liasket into the
air the moment he saw the cart w.is in mo
tion and undertook to back out of the cart.
He changed his mind when he saw how fast
he was riding.
And Here It Reaches the Climax.
Baker chased the cart and some distance
down the hill the olT wheel struck a stump.
The rifle cracked and the liear went end
over end out of the cart and into the bushes
1 at the lower side of the dug-wav. Baker
found blood in the cart, and when he took
up the rifle he discovered that both liarrels
had gone olf. He could hear the liear
thrashing in the bushes several rods lielow
the road, and when he had righted the cart
he got a club and went in search of him.
He found the liear lying dead near the
creek twenty yards from the dug-way.
justoacKol his lett tore leg there was a
hole .-is big as a man's fist, and Baker cut
him open ami found that both bul'ets had
lodged in his throat.
I where detectives are hunting for him to
explain a charge of passing worthies
checks. His mother-in-law is said to be a.
victim to the extent of 10.000.
Obituary: At Portage, Wis., Dr. O- D.
Coleman, aged 61. At Columbus, Tex.,
Henry Wagenfuler, county clerk of Colo
rado county. At Xyaek, X. Y.t Major
General Daniel Vltman.
Tlrere is a possibility of the Hopkinn
Searles will case lieing again aired in the
courts. L. W. Maxham, of Boston, has
sued Edward F. Searles for f2,i57 for ser
vices rendered in looking after witnesses- at
the original trial, particularly in keeping
one George Williams away from Massa
chusetts until the case wa. -
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
THE CHOLERA REPORT.
Four New Suspected Cases at Swinburne
Island from the llohemta.
Xkw Yoisk. Sept. 21. Dr. Byron an
nounced yesterday that there were four
suspected cases of cholera removed to
Swinburne island fram the Bohemia. The
condition of Ixmis Weinhagen. who was re
moved from Fourteenth street as a cholera
susjiect, is critical. He had lieen sick eight
days and had not lieen in contact with any
envgrant. The building from which
Weinhagen was taken ami two others
which connect with it overlook Extra place,
and all are included in Mrs. Gunther's
great lxarding house.
Has True Asiatic Cholera.
At Camp Low, Sandy Hook, it is stated
that Mrs. Gutel. the cholera susjiect, has
the true Asiatic cholera. The doctors say
she is now convalescent, and will likely re
cover. Her children have not the "least
symptoms of cholera, but are kept away
from the other immigrants. The Xormau
nia. Moravia and Heligoland were ordered
up to upper quarantine yesterday. Forty-
ri-ht m itn.rt Then t ti. m,,;o. ' vessels were examine.!, all the
sion had gone nliout its inquiry with a . fe
total disregard of ull rules of evidence and I A Chinaman's Susiiected Case,
the questions propounded were not raised Dr. Wilson, of 90 Park street, reported
in any case at law and hence the court also yesterday that a Chinese named I'pe Joe
had no jurisdiction. The answer of the J Wal1 uatl died at 14 Iott "treet under sus
terminal railways ami the Wabash road ! Picious circumstances. Dr. Kolierts. of the
uureau oi contagions diseases. h:id the case
also questioned the power of the commis
sion. Keply of the Government.
To this the I'm-prn'mmt. tt1 iic thgf ,,
invest iga ted. The body was removed to
the foot of West Sixteenth street at 3
o'clock and the premises were quarantined
and fumigated. The man died on the first
commission were powers of visitation and I Hoor ol the building in the rear of a fruit
sufficient to inquire into any alleged viola- i store. Four other Chinese who occupied
tion or even where the commission suspect- ' the- same room have lieen forbidden to leave
ed that; discrimination in rates had oc- their apartments. The man had been sick
curred. The government had conferred I tVl' i-"iys rd had been afiiicted with a
franchises of incalculable value upon the
railroads of the country by granting them
immunity from damages which might lie
claimed by the several states. This gave
the government power to control the roads
lor the public good.
FIRE AT ROCKAWAY
Two Lives and Half a Million
XEW Iiikk, Sept. 21. Fire at Hockaway
Beach, the summer resort, yesterday de
stroyed the following buildings: Kings
land's Casino, Meissner's, Collins", Murray
& Datz', Samuel Myers', Simpson's, David
Fileo s and Shuber's hotels; Garrison
bakery, the St. James hotel, (ieorge Bun-hell's
Jirocery and 1 jnwall's. Weiskoff's and
Morrison's hotels. Mrs. Phillips, wife of
the proprietor of the Seaside museum, ajid
her b-year-old daughter were burned alive.
The loss is estimated at alxjut foOO.OuO.
Beats the Trotting Horses.
Ixtiependexce, Iowa. Sept. 21. John S.
Johnson is cutting a wide gwath in bicycle
records nere on the kite-shaped track. In
his start yesterdav to lient. th miin .
ifcori 4-5 standing start he not only mate
rially lowered that figure but also cut down
the flying start record of 2J6. He fough
a strong wind from the south to the first
half but finished steady In 2:04.
Odd Fellows Officers Elected.
Portland, Ore., Sept. 21. The sovereign
grand lodge, I. O. O. F., yesterday elected
the following officers: Grand sire, C. F.
Campbell. London. Out: denn
sire, J. W. Stebbens, Xew York; grand
secretary, Theodore llo?s. Newark. N. J
grand treasurer, Issao JL Shavard. New
:rr.. 'Iarr;sn Strt f.ir Washington.
I.OOX LAKE. X. Y., Sent. 21. Yesterdnr
morning Mrs. Harrison w,-.s put in a car- '
ria.-je and driven to the railway station)
where she brr.rded special train for Wash- '
ington. The trci.i v.-ill g.i through with'
few st;-- r.T'' is fit. 1 i r: -.vi;h every con-
vk:ivi:" i' irr ;cr if-!:iK 1 1.
..r.w t.", "op:.Cl. President Harrison
and i ?s wife ! Jersey City at 2:20 this
mornvig i V.ie Pennsylvania road for
Washington. Mrs. Harrison was quietly
resting, but had been awake a good part of
Chicago, Sept. 20.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat September, oiened
Kc, closed ipiic; October, opened T-"?. clnsed
T3e; IhH-ember, opened 7.'c, closed 75i(C
Corn September, ojx'ned Wc, cliwed 4-"He;
October, opened iKC. closed May,
opened !Ho, closed 4'.-4c. Oats September,
ojiened ItJVso, closed Itno: October, opened
3e, closed May, opened and closed
SS-c. l'ork epl ember, opened fS.StS,
closed 10.15: October opened SNUM, closed
S10.17J4: January, opened $11.70, closed
511.S7U- Lard ijeptemU-r, opeiid $7Ui7H.
Live stock Prices at the Union Stock yards
today ranged as follows: Hons Market
oiH'ned rather active on packing and shipping;
account: light Krades steady and cither
grades SfilOc lower: sali-s ranged at $4.tlT(
4.75 pigs, $4.!r.ri.4."i liglit. $4.so.V5.iM rough
imiking, ?4.!r."i.45 mixed, and S-)..j,oJ5
heavy itacking and thipping; lots.
Market Cattle active on local and shipping
account: prices without material change;
quotations ranged at $5.15iT5.5o choice to ex
tra shipping steers, S4.Wfl-5.10 good to choice
do, 4.1il f 4..V, fair to good, S!i.5tT5.4.oO common
to medium do, $;.4nfr-tst butchers' steers.
$2..TOf3.15 stockers, 1.75ff(.3.(W Texas steers,
S2.7.Tr.T.4-U5 range ste-rs, SJ.Sxn'Il.iiO feeders, gl.75
4j3."IO cows, $AiJi-).ii bulls, and $S5toJS veal
Sheep Market rather active: prices un
changed; quotations ranged at $4.ttM.50 per
111) lbs western, Si.-TOS-j-lo natives, $ajj(4j
Texas, and ?:i.tiS5.-o lambs.
Butter Fancy seiarator, 2435c; fine
creameries, 21if(2e; dairies, fancy, fresh. Sll
2&", packing stork, fresh, mj,VS-c Kgga
Strictly, fresh stock, 19c per doz, loss off: ice
house stork, lTWiJSc. Live poultry Hens,
liKgc per lb: spring chickens, llc; roosters,
6c: ducks. 9c: spring ducks, Utic; turkeys,
1-Hc: geese. 54.iir7.HO per doz. Potatoes
Minnesota Early Ohios, aSQAic per bu: Wis
consin Kose and Hehrons, 5ni6i0c; Michigan
Hebrons, .Vnicie. Sweet ptitatoes Jersey.
'.T.i!-i.cl per bbl; Baltimore. $iil(rvi35. Ap
ples ireen. S2.5oj.T.no jier bbl; common, 75cj
$1J25; Duchess, i.tJi3.50.
New York, Sept. 30.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash. 7sc; Sep
tember. 7SH.C bil; Octolier, 7Sm-; November.
Jiofic bid: lltcer.ilMT, Mr.e; March. SSlc.
Corn No. S mixed cash. 54c: October, SVnc;
November. 54?c: I H-oe ruber, 54l4C. Oats No.
2 mixed cash. X'e: Oi-toln-r. ;I74C; Septem
iier. 3iT!.e. live Hull; Ot-'tiisc in car lots.
Barley Nominal. Pork Dull; mess, f 11.00
S?11.5i. Ijird yuiet: Seiitember and October,
57.70: November, 1 7.15.
Live Stock: CattK Market dull; no trading
in Imjcvcs; dressed beef, steady; native tides,
7ffr 9r j.r lb. Sheep and Lambs Market firm;
sheeep. $4.50 perlolbs: lambs, 85.S.V34L50. Hogs
Nominally steady; live hogs, $5.4u5jOper
The Ioeal JIukcts.
Bran -S5c per cwt.
Sh i n ff 1 1 .00 per cwt .
Hay Timothy. $-Ctl0; upland, SaiO: cloueh
5628; baled. Jll 00(312.50. " ' e,uaa
Bntter r"lr to choice, 18c: creamery. S9Q34C
Ec? Freeh. 15c; packed 10c.
Poultry Chickens, 1012H; torkeys 12Vo
dock?. l'Jc: geese, 10c.
FRriT AND VEGBTABLKS.
Apples ti.HSiiz. 76 per bbl.
On ions 80Si85e.
Turnips ibil 60c
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed steer
8SCt4Hc; cows arid heifers, 2Xa3c; calyet
Hard 7 B0T 75.
Soft J 10&a 30.
Common boards $1 6.
Joist Scantling and timber, Uto l feet. 11
Every additional foot in length 50 cei.lb. '
X A X Shingles it 75.
Lath (2 50.
Fencire 12to 16feet $18.
oca: board through $16.
Officers of the Firemen.
CIXCISSATI, Jsept, 21. The Brotherhood
of Locomotive Firemen yesterday elected
tne loiiowmg officers: Grand master, F. P.
bargent; F. W. Arnold, of Chicago, grand
secretary; board of grand trustees W F
Hines, Denver; C. W. Mayer, Parsons",
Kas., and A. II. Sutton, Decatur. 111. K.
V. Delis was re-elected secretary during his
aoseuce. out, on learning or this action per-
i: a 1 . .
cmpujiiij uuciuieu, wnen a mom was
elected in his stead. Debs will continue as
editor or Ibe Firemen s Magazine.
Poet M hit tier's Will.
SALEM, Mass., Sept. 21. The will of
John G. Whittier was filed for probate
Monday. Liberal bequests are made to
relatives and a number of charitable in
stitutions are given 50u each. The late
poet's manuscript, letters and papers are
intrusted to Samuel T. Pickard of Port
land, with the request that all persons
who have letters of his refrain from pol
lishing them unless with Mr. Pickaid'a
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