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THE A15IHJS. AVKHXESDAY. TKCEMUEli 7. 1892. 1
CHILDS; BAD LUCK,
The P'-ielprva P;;h!ic Ledce:
Cff-ce in ;"! 'v.-.cz.
DAMAGLD A2 jy x ;,i oG.CCO WOBTH.
HU Fine Library Ruffe Rome Injnry, but
Hl PrtrHrM 'o'.l-rt;n of ui ios aved
rnlinrt Friends in the Craft Prompt
With Offer of AxaUtnnr In ;-tlliig Out
the Paper, Yfblrh Will Be Printed by
Tha Kecnrri The Kmlnent Journalist
Give the Firemen 5,00.
PrniA.nKi.rm a, 7.-The Public
Lfdtzer building, a rrmssive aix-ntory
brown tone front trtrnctnre on the south
went corner of Sixth and Chestnut street,
and running through to Sansom street,
waadamasred by Are 1-nt. nirrtt to the ex
tent of fc10,nnn, of which $150,000 is sns
taiued by The liedger and .Y),Ono by ten
anta. The l-wiper' insurance aggregates
210, tl30.000 ou the building and fSrt.
OOu od the content. The other occupants
are believed to be fully inwured. The col
lection of eurioa in the private office of
George W. Childs, The Ledger's owner and
publisher, whiih are inetiiiiahle in value,
wh o sjjwtl. Tht. (I.iinae to the building
jMfkVKM. About half of the structure
was gutted by fit- ;.ti: water. The flam.-s
were confined to ; lie fourth IWr and all
above and the portions below wore flooded.
1 irl Appmr.inee of the I'lnmes.
It was shortly Hi'.tr 5 o'clo.k in the even
ing when firewaii discovcr.vl in the Old
Court house on the southeast corner of
Sixth and CliesTut streets, and directly
opposite The U-.I.er buihiins;. A still
alarm wns soimd-tl, and tl f, !ines were
soon ex:i:;i:isl,,..l. Mr. ChiiJs watelud
the work of the firemen, nad ,-ifter the lire
was over he left for his home. At this time
a number of Tht Leader's employes wers
in the business office talking of tl.e court
hotise fire and watching the incident sc. m s.
At 5:4H Miss F.wintr. a clerk, saw smoke
eoiiunc through the crevices of n partition
in the west side of tVnew publication of
fiiv, and jfave the h,;.i-n.. The eier'is ami
Others hiirrietliy apiilie-l the , -inii-:il ex
tintrnishers. kidI iu lew minuies the tire
Was aultdtuxi a:id ;t p.iivntiy extmmiished.
I ire in Hie t-icvator sliall.
It wns not l.-,n. !..,w.-v.r. U-.i-n- i'io
moke wn n-nin sen an 1 tin.e me
flames lenned up the frv i-ht e!.-v:,tcr .';; ft ,
which is ten feet srjuare. urA r. -sched tho
new composint; room, which nr-cupics the
fifth and sixth Doors, there Uincno other
iitiel aion; the lencth of the shaft. The
fire had rnysterio'i-ly si- w ted in t he lvisr-
m-nt of Xo. t4 (.'i.e-iimr s:r-w, tvhicli is
apartofT'.e I:-T j.r..p, r. - andwh.ch
is occup:.-)! by the M mu.i.d Tvp.-wrinr
xehani.-)'. ""In r ...:.- no rul.iiis.i iu the
cellar at: ! no plausible tlu-. rv as to ti e
ori.'4" f .-t'i !.: even. It is t!, ":el.t. h..-v-v-r.
that it May huve tf-n start. -4 !v a
tuivles.s iorMi..oi. A re"era! n!!m we.s
souude.!. 'I he i ":is so. .n ei ve'..n.t the
eonih.in ro.ii-. i:. ,..i.-.j.,-w.!1,;,s v.:.i
nuinl.er aiH.ot 14. i. 1;wtT rrTr. t
the.... .:, ...... .... e.sc,.p.., ;..,.....
Sh.h alter iu.-i.....it... Mar:,,! tl.ere was a
Shatp exp:,.-,,,n, i la-e ai.e ,,; !;.:, j ,.,.t
known, a:,,! i!:,Mi -.-s Maimer Joel J.
Cook and i n'tmbcr ( cirri;- r :i re.-'
into t lie str t !- t; e ,-)P,fi
i he a::.i!i., (.. : ' , , . -the
Sixth s'.r-cl nii.li - -. n
prompt act iii .i t he
"thrill w',.i , to ....
Ho.,;' W;4 fioi..t;
illlp;.s-.,l)i.- to ; ... ... ii,e Valua
ble library outi. t.... ; ii.s.i-v.as haiily
d.imtied !,, w.iier. v.,r Stuart,
"ctor l.i i.. .e .i,:-. eo:i' An
drews Wei) p. iv i.n den. i an 1 r
nianii'd iinti. :.. :.:e wus uml. r control,
as did also Mr. I h,i...s. A. J. i),-.el. toi-
onel Mm kle ;..n - .at p: .: ;.t
who.ns soon as ; i. i ar-.i .lial 'the lu-Lr
building was on lire. liin keU from uA parts
of the c ity.
iiarix x . i-: .r ,r ri. riii'..i,ihn.j.ii.
The fueili; i.( i very on-itim; o.Tu e!'!
thceii) ,i:-e r.-d to Mr. ( 'l.iifis, Hi,d
after Willi--:' V.. Sir.-erly. president of
The KeiMril t'liliu-ui;! company, had per
sonally tendered tie- u-oi I , ; .; ,i,t ile:
otter was accepted, and tMlity nd until
further arr.ii.,-. uietn shail lie uiaue 'i'l.e
Ixdger will he iss:-.. ! fr.mi The Kecord f
fice. The Lwhier cofiptors. will w..rk in
the emergenc rni.?psins room. 41.". l.o, :-t
treei, ami lue tsiitois and n-jsirt s w id
utilize the n a:- i i trade roon.s on the
fourth hi r hi ine Drexei luiiiduig, r uili
and Chi-siiii.r -:r ei Air. 4 'hi his au l A.
J. Drexel were d.iok-csol tlie loe, ami
personally iiolc.l the cfUcancy of ti t lire
department. They i-.v; ress-d tijeir
Ciation by tellii t. i,i-vlor Uutler, ..i tin
department of pa! li. saLty. t.iul a ii i ii,
forfa.iKMI would lc s'nit to hi:.i tod..y to be
nsed at his discretion for the hetielit fit the
The Wealber M'c ?1ay Kxieet.
Wasoingtos, Dec. T. The foilowlnB are
the weather indicaiioos for twenty-four hoars
from 8 p. m. yesterday: For Indiana aad
Illinois Loral rain or snow; northwesterl
winds; colder, lor jfichisn Local suows;
northeasterly winiis. For Wbeonnin and
Iowa Snow in the southeastern portions;
northwesterly winds: Hliictjtly cohler.
So Hope for Senntor Gibson.
HOT SPKlMi. Ark., Dec. 7. Senator
Gibson is still alive, and that is about all.
He seemed to rally a-ain yesterday, but
the change, if uy. was so slight that it
wan hardly percepuole. lie is slowly but
Heath of Electrician Siemens.
BlkLIX, Dec. 7. ir. Werner Siemens,
the eminent elect nciau, is dead. He was
bora at Lenthe, Hanover, in 1817, was edu
eated at the Lubeck gymnasium and
Joined the Prussian artillery in 1834.
French Cabinet Crisis Over.
Fabib, Dec, 7. The cabinet crisis is over.
M. Kibot has succeeded in forming a roin
Istry with himself as premier and De Frey
einet as minister of war.
Thff otilv Pure Cream of Tartar
LJ C1DI 1 f il
fn -el s ' v 1
THE PROCEEDINGS IN CONGRESS.
Transactions of the Two Ho new on the
Second Pay of the Semion.
WASHINGTON". Doc 7. The f rst business
in the snate yesterd-.y after the journal
was read was the reading of th president's
message, which as usual recei -ed scant at
tention. Ten thousand copies H-ere ordered
printed. Communications frrm the st'ite
secretaries of Maryland, Gtorgia. Xew
Hampshire, and Atkansas anroun-ing the
vote on president were received. Petitions
for and against the ant i -opt ion bill and for
and against a Sunday World's-fair were
presented. Hills were introduced: To re
eal the election lews; toeuspeud immi-rra-tion
for one year: to prohibit tl.e collection
of special taxes on liq'Uor sellers iu pro
hibition states. Vest wanted a a investiga
tion of a re",trt that census orhVinls in New
York and Missouri had been engatred iu
political work, ami Hale of the ''iisus com
mittee promise)! the inquiry. After an ex
ecutive session the senate adjourned.
Uttle Done In the Hone.
In the house a bill wsa introduced to es
tablish a national quarantine. The presi
dent's message was received and read, and
ordered printed. Fellows of Xew York
was granted indefinite leave of absence
. owiiiK to illness, and then the house ad
' jourried as a mark of respect ti the ineni
i ory of John J. Warwick, late represcuta
j live from Ohio, whose death was an
nounced iiv Outhwaite.
Import anil Kxport Statistics.
Washington, Dec. 7. The bureau of
statistics of the treasury df pa -Intent has
submitted a statement of the in ports and
exports for the month ended Oi t. :1, s i ,
and for the ten months ei.dtt the same
date, compared with the corresponding
period-; of ly.il. Total amount f imports
of mcrc cHidise for October, .;..;:!.
STI; lor the corresponding mom is of lv.il,
JO,.s.i;,i.V. For ten months era ed Oct. 01.
ISifJ, fWOfif.: for correal., liiini; ten
months of ll, )K,0sa,4ia. T al exports
of merchandise for Octolier, ISi-i, SS7.41S,
N'1; for tl.e corresponding moi..h of P-.d.
i.iJ,s;7.-4:!. For tenth months ended Oct.
'.'A, is;ij, 7;il. i.;7: for ten mo iths corre
sptaiding in lvil, s74 i.470,jl3.
Ci 11 STice lteoninienilntions.
Washington, Dec. 7. Theci il s.-rvice
coniTiiissiiuiers l.ave submitted t! t ir report,
which recommends the exteusi in of the
system to every department to which it
cm be appropriately applied, including
clerks and writcis iu the nay depart
ment, internal revenue service, custom
houses with. I enty-iive cr.:j-'i..yt and fret-dclivi-ry
posUiIs.i.es. T:a'. wain t le solic.ia
tion of campaign funds in any manner
from government employes m.'ii e a penal
"If" 1 a M-clity Vncerlair Has'.
WAsinVinov. IVc. 7. Senator Stanford
wire fuiii! s...:i I'i-.incisco that tln-re is good
r .-..M'.n to 1. iie e the K pt.blicali? will elect
a senator from California, when the Dem
ocrats claim tl.e senator. M intana is
claimed by the Ucpuidieans also. If tins is
corn ct. au.l if Kepublicau st : alors arc
elected in Xehr i-a. X'orlh D; kota, and
Wyoming, and if Stewart of Xe--ada rots
with the publicans, they wi 1 have 4
Senators, n j ,;.ty of one. "
In Place of an I'xtra Sessj m.
V."'- i. i ton. 11,-c. 7. Hooker of Missis
sippi, has introduced a 1 ill to hange the
date of meeting of congress fro; 1 the tirst
Moo.; iv in DecemlK-r to the firsi Monday
Hfier Mai ch 4, w i:ich would do away with
talk of an extra ssii.in of t' c new con-glc.-.
a- th, i , :ii.,r -.-m wot i lie. -in
the Moii lay ait t inaug'-.ration next year.
ITixi-Mi At)iut Itis-r.an .
Wast:;c.'v . Dec. 7. Tht coiditionof
Genetiil W.'.iiaiii S. iTos- rui- is -ior such
astocau.se his IrietuN s ;. i pprehi o
sion. X'crvou-proMrat.oii, h. art .vakti.-ss.
an 1 a stroke of t:,,-,lvs;oi tii marcie
t'roj :: r. a. it v. lie W.ls, v. cVer, a
little b-.tler ye.-tertlay.
Wanted for l;ivera and Harl ors.
Was:!!'. T-. !ec. 7. It is eti naied bj
the war di j ;;t that 12,7,T0 c.-.r. 1
profitably e; r,;1. il in river and li irbor im-
prc, i li. i nts I t ,
f.m.o.,!! for to.
Bissiipi river aiul
year. ex Insive ot j
i-iii nt ot the TIis- I
'" fi r t1!" Missouri
Testimony of One nf Thmw AVh
Shoot the Man.
ALPEKA, Mich., Dec. 7. Stepl en Reis
er, one of the men who was oripi lally im
plicated in the Molitor murder, was put
on the witness stand Monday. His state
ments agreed minutely with those of
Repke, who turned states evidence, with
the exception of implicating Eepke in
much more than Repke admitted. Reiger
ays that he was threatened wi: h being
shot unless he assisted in shooting Moli
tor. lerdmand Bruder was thet called.
He admitted having been one of the con
spirators, and asserted that all the others
implicated were guilty. He, too, says he
helped shoot Molitor tinder pet alt y of
death. Gotleib Mende was the i.ext wit
ness. He went over minutely every detail
In regard to the time he was approached
by defendant Grossman, and toll about
the conspiracy and urged and hovr he was
forced by Grossman to meet the con
spirators at night and commit the crime.
RothM-hUd's Plan Withdraw n.
Brussels, Dec. 7. The interaational
monetary conference yesterday d iscussed
the report of the committee whicl. exam
ined into the Rothschild proposals. After
a speech by Sir C. Rivers Wilton, the
Rothschild scheme was withdraw n from
the further consideration of the conference.
This leaves the conference without any
thing definite to discuss.
Mrs. Mayhor Ko. S FoUonf d.
DE8 MOIKE8, la., Dec 7. Prof essor Floyd
Davis, chemist to the state board of health,
started for Sydney, la., last night t j testify
in the case of William Mayhor, ac :used of
murdering his wife. Professor Di vis said
he had examined t he stomach of M -s. May
hor No. 5, and found that it cc ntained
t rvc.tiniiie enough to kill several persons.
DIESATISTltD WITH ARTHUR.
Result of the Arbitration of Chicago
Railway Labor Troubles.
Chicago, Dec 7. The finding of the
board of review appointed to investigate
the Alley "L" road trouble was mad pub
lic yesterday, and General Manager Bar
nard issued a general order carrying out
the suggestions contained iu its report.
The board finds that the seven angineers
discharged and the two who were suspend
ed merit final dismissal, but that the dis
missal of the four conductors and the three
guards is not warranted by the evidenoa
taken by the board. The charge against
the men was that of conspiracy
to amalgamate the employes of
the elevated and surface roads
for mutual protection in the event of a
strike, which it was believed by the com
pany would have been brought about dur
ing the World's fair. The men held a se
cret meeting for the purpose of federation,
but it appears that the conductors and
guards did not take an initiative part in it,
and were also ignorant of the purpose for
which the meeting was called. The engin
eers complain very bitterly of the manner
in which Chief Arthur has looked after
their interests in the difficult v.
CYCLONE IN EGG NOGG VALLEY.
One Life Certainly Lout and Tearful De
struction of Property.
Houston, Tex., Dec. 7. Meagre reports
of a destructive cyclone have been received
from Xacogdoches county. Yesterday aft
ernoon aliotit 3 o'clock a terrible wind
swept around F.ggNorg valley, w liich is two
miles from Naiogdixhes. The wind blew
with fearful velocity, sweeping everything
before it. Hue trees were blown about ;vs
so much chati. Houses, barns, and fences
were raxed or blown completely away. So
far as heard from only one life has been
lost, that of Frank Purlin. It is feared
that more fatalities and casualties will be
Could This He Called sinning?
Kalkaska. Mich., Dec. 7. The people
of Sleight's Station, several miles from
here, Sunday witnessed the spectacle of
twenty ahle-liodied and devout church
members sawing, splitting ai d piling two
cords of hickory woo,!. The Lutheran
church people have been supporting Henry
Kessler, one of their iia-miiers. who has
been sick for several years. Sr.inrdny
some one sent him a couple of cords of
wood, and Sunday morning the male mem
bers, instead !' i-dttMliug chtltvit. sawed
and split the wood. The job took about
two hours, and the workers were surround
ed by other- of the church, who sang
hymns at.d uttered prayers during the pe:
formance. Eh umtti in Cn ed in a Dsy.
11 v tic Cure" for Rheumatism ami
Ninralr'ft riricidv cures in one to three
divs. r.s f.c'ion upon the system is re
nirki.b!e hi d tays'erious It rtm iVes a:
once the cstise Hiid the ihfpuse inrneiS
iHielv di'-s.i t chrs. The first do?p srreHily
iiii.t.fc.s. Warr-oiU-d by O.to Groijan,
.IrucJist. K.K-k I-lnnd .
rHK PAII.Y AhQl"s nSLIVEKKD AT VOL it
il.wr c. . veiun; t ir li-c per week.
ron iikt-two FUhNis-n ok usrra-
C uished nxiTiip. 13 0 r-erond svenue.
FORSAT.E A StjrAtt'v TIAXO As GOOD AS
new. bv Vr-. k ill-. Si5 Tweif:h stn-et.
F?yT-Furp"!"d room Kt 14,13 ;econdi
ANTEn-rOUIl SK T EMJS HOARD
in private l.m l., Vo. 8 W N'iiipteeut : St.
. (iKNTSmak iiL' $5 'o sio per day ?e:!ire the
.A t-leririrm WontU-r hoe., i.o! waul. Itr.niv
stn-et, UaveiiiHirt, low. serontl iVor, room t, to
P p. m. Ger.eral L.'ent wanteil.
J. E. Montrose. Man-iper.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16th.
A Laughing Event!
A. P. BURBWK,
The Kings of Humor.'
TICKETS 50 AND 75 CENTS.
Tickets for s u'e nt the T. M C. A., Harper
Dene Pi.armacv and Lo sl"V"j Crockery tore.
Which we have heretofore sold from $1650
This lot, although small quantities, and the sizes being somewhat broken, is positively the best val
ues ever offered this season nothing to compare with them anywhere not a coat in the outfit but
what is worth and has been selling at $1650 and some of them are good value at $1950, take your
pick at $12.90; first come, first served. They'll be a pleasing surprise; it's a splendid opportunity;
don't miss it.
Best Equipped Clothing and Sho? Ho- - - :.n Rock Island County 1.729 2d
THE RIVERSIDE OAK
will keep fire all r:gtit with soft coal;
wt'l cot rs or pio i-e; kentv steel body;
large Bfh i an! CU and (limine this
wonderful stove sold by
New styles ot
D. ROY BOW LEY'S.
1726 Second Ave.
-Base Pall Headquarters.-
.iii ..' I i, . f' t MSiil'Ml- . iiv
Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor.
Always on hind the finest brands of dorrctic
and imported ciear. A!l brands o tobacco.
The tcore of all ihe ball games wi1' . e received
L. GLOCKHOFF, Prop.,
1S08 Second Avenne.
-il 1 WI I . -------" .
Jk- HVEo,g:33.ifioexi."t Line of Pine
' rmmm -
Specil prices od Cloaks
this wpf)r. We coald quote
you pric is, but really you
would have no Idea of quii
ity unless you examined
these garments pert onally;
Cloaks will b3 sold cheap
this week. Jackets $2.95;
and upwards. We think
our assortment of Ladies','
Misses ana Children's gar'
ments is unusually large.
Please call and give us
T-Try our brand of SMQKED MEATS.
H. Treman & Sons,
All telephone ordeu promptly filled. j'rtlfjihone Ne. 1103. 17C0 TSir-j A",
WE ARE ALWAYS IN IT WITH
THE FINEST OF
Bread, Cakes, Buns and Pies
In the chy.
Delivery wagons always
baring them stop at their
earns at our piemises.
First-class Hotel and Restaurant, Market Square,
back of Thomas' drugstore.
LUNCH COUNTER IN CONNECTION.
!SGood Rooms by day or night.
UNDERHILL & GLASS, Proprietors.
J. T. DIXON.
And Dealer in Men's Fine Woolens.
1706 Second Avenue.
to $19.50 we shall place on
Onr hobby is to talk tft
celebrate 1 Feilett-
fir a a
Dest made in the U 3,
guarantee with ever
We are receiving lis
lits in various goods r uita.
ble IV r Holiday preset.'?.
m th- road., Parries'
residences, will pl-ase
DeRUE & ANDERSON.
sale this morning at
ave., 116 to 122 19th st.
i'o Ammonia; No Alum.