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THE AllGUS, TUESDAY DECEMBER 27, 1592.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
JUBLIN S MYSTERY.
No Clue Yet to the Slayers of
THE COEOKEE'S INQUEST rUTHE.
Nothing IMscovered Mot Already Known
London Official Alarmed Heavy
Oaards at All 1'ublic 1'larn Police
Aeqnlt the Anarchists of Any Impli
cation In the Affair, bnt Present o
Theory an to the Perpetrator Mnrley
Take a Look Over the Scene of the
' Ix)Vroy, Doc. 27. The suggestion has
keen made here that the Dublin explosion
Wi the work of anarchists and that it was
put of the plot discovered by the police
here a short time ago to carry on dyna
Mite propaganda In Great Britian in behalf
cftbe anarchist cause. The officials of
. .Scotland Yard, however, condemn the sug
Cesiion that the outrage whs the work of
narchisto, as thay do also the rumors that
.ft was directed at officers engaged in the
-recent arrests of anarchists. It must be
aid that the news of the explosion caused
fouling of uneasiness in Ixmdon and it
was very evident that those in authority
Unared that attempts might be made to
Mow up public buildings here.
All Buildings -oely Watched.
Early Sunday morning the scenes about
the house of parliament, the tower of Ten
don. Che Victoria, Charing Cross and I'ad
dtagton railway stations and other public
feaildings reminded one forcibly of the
lays of the dynamite outrages in this city.
All the precautions taken in those troubles
were renewed yesterday. ' The government
buildings were most closely watched.
Owing to its being the holiday season com
paratively few persons went to the offices.
Thorn who did visit the buildings were
compelled to run the g nut let of a irara
her of questioners. Kvery person unknown
to the constables was compelled to explain
his business before he was allowed to enter
the officea, and even then his every action
waa regarded with suspicion by the officers
a duty inside.
Cabinet Officially Notified.
The members of the cabinet were
fflcially notified of the explosion, as was
.to CvtadHtone, who is at present at Biar
ritz, Prance, What action they will take
in the matter is of course unknown, but
there is no doubt that orders have already
been given to leave no stone unturned in
tfcs endeavor to discover the culprit. So
far aa known here the Dublin police have
aayrt found nothing to lead to the identifi
cation of the perpetrators of the outrage.
On Dee. SI last an explosion ocenrred at
Dublin castle which caused considerable
eoMternation among the officials there.
Considerable damage was done, but for
tunately nobody was hurt. It was never
satisfactorily proved whether this ex
xtloaion was of dynamite or of gas that had
accumulated in the cellar of the cuttle.
V OR LEY LOOKS OVER THE GROUND.
Ha) Visit Hceue of the Kxploslon Testi
mony at the lnqnt.l.
Dtbmn, Dec. 27. Yewierday was a busy
stay in Dublin castle, and thousands of
people took advantage of the holiday to go
to stare at the locality which witnessed
the tragic death of Detective Synnott. In
order to prevent intrusion on the scene the
police put up a chain as a harrier aenww
the entrance to Kxchange court, and a
strong force of police stood outside the
rhain to restrain the great throng from
pressing over or under. Chief Secretary
lor ley, accompanied by the Maclleruiou,
the attorney geneJal, and by Solicitor (ieu
rxal Sergeant C. H. Hemphill, visited t he
apot where the explosion occurred, and
made a careful investigation.
Kxtra tiuards on Duty.
Pending the arrival of Colonel Vivian 1).
Majeodie, chief inspector of explosives, the
scene of the wreck is left untouched, just,
aa after the occurrence, so that Colmi-l
Blajendie may determine the true nature
of the explosive used. The excitement
among the officials and residents contin
ues. Kxtra police and military patrols
have been detailed to guard most of the
public buildings in the city, und no oue is
allowed to loiter iu their vicinity fur any
length of time.
The Coroner Gets to Work.
A coroner's inquest was held yesterday
on the body of Detective Synnott. Detec
tive Green testi lied that he traversed Kx
chauge court five minutes before the ex
plosion occurred. lie saw a brown parcel,
in shape resembling a book, lying on the
loot-path opposite the detective office,
lie did not examine the parcel, and could
therefore give no detailed description of
it. It did not strike him that the package
contained an explosive; in fact he paid uo
attention to it, but entered the office.
Xtawson Didn't See That Package.
Sergeant Dawson testified that he passed
through the passageway where the ex
jploaion occurred, but that he saw no par
cel lying on the walk. The courtway waa
well lighted and he thought that he would
have seen auy object of that kind when he
entered the place only a few minutes before
the explosion occurred had it been there
at that time. Detective Oreen, who claimed
to have seen a package lying on the walk
near the wull of the building, on being
called again to the witness stand, stated
that the parcel waa loosely folded in paper.
He saw nobody iu the court, though he
noticed a few boys at the entrance bidding
each other good night. There was nothing
suspicious in their behavior.
The Jury Kenders a Verdict.
Other testimony as unsatisfactory as the
foregoing was given. Then the expert on
explosives, fllr. Tichborne, expressed the
epinion that the explosion was one of
either dynamite or nitro-glycerine. That
the explosion was of incendiary origin in
this case, and not from any gas accumula
tion, was considered evident from the fact
that small pieces of metal casing, which
had evidently been part of an infernal ma
chine, were found uerenbouts. The coro
aar's jcry rendered a verdict that the -
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plosion was uue u me explosion 01 a nign
class explosive substance placed in the
court by a person whose identity was un
known to the jury. It was recommended
that the ai.thorities provide for the family
of Detective Synnou.
NEW FOUNTAIN FOR CHICAGO.
The Drako Columbian Presented to the
Chicago. Dec. 27. The Columbus foun
tain, the ift of John B. Drake, of the
Grand Pacific hotel, to the city of Chicago,
was formal y turned over to the municipal
authorities yesterday afternoon. The ex
ercises, owiig to the severity of the weath
er, were he d in the city council chamber,
where Mayor Washburne made a graceful
and eloquer t address. Quite a crowd stood
in the biting wind at the Washington
street side of the city hall and saw the red,
white and blue covering pulled away that
veiled the fi:ie heroic bronze figure of Col
umbus the most conspicuous figure of the
memorial. The speech from the donor
was made l.y Thomas h. Pryan, vice pres.
ideut of the World's Mr.
ECONOMITE HENRICI DEAD.
Head of a Community Which Has Made
Pittsburg, Dec. 27 Jacob Henricl, se
nior trustee of the Economite society, of
Economy, Pa., died at 8 o'clock yesterday
morning, a ed 88 years. The society of
which Father Henrlci was leader is com
posed of about 500 people, all celibates, and
are worth be'.ween 15,000,000 and $10,000,
000. They n ake up the town of Economy,
about six rui:es west of Pittsburg. Father
Henrici was president of the Economy
bank of Beiver Falls, a director in the
Pittsburg at d Lake Erie railroad and
other large corporations. The Economite
society made all their money by farming.
Waa Ga4eoum, I.Ike the Comet.
Wlirmo, Ind., Dec, 27. One of the
most remark ble mirages recorded in this
section was seen in the southern sky Fri
day night. A sword of fire seemed to hang
almost over the town. The apparition
caused the utmost alarm among the super
stitiously inclined. At times it reached
from the hori.ton almost to the zenith and
at others receded until it seemed to be a
comet abont thirty degrees above the hori
ron. The fire companies of two neighbor
ing towns supposed the light to be a con
flagration. The light from a burning
gas well 100 to 150 miles distant reflected
from a stratum of air on an intensely cold
mgnt causea me wonderful ettect.
Hard Times Ahead for Gold Hunters.
ALBUQL-EIMWK, N. M., Dec. 27. The first
thoroughly reliable reports that have come
from the new placer diggings in the south
of Utah have j jst been received through
the return of a party of old California
miners who were among the first to go
into the new district and have prospected it
thoroughly. They think thera is gold there
and that it wil. eventually become a good
camp, but all those who are now rushing
in expecting to gather up the gold by the
handsfull will be seriously disappointed
and very hard t imes are in store for them.
Destlta ion at New ark, X. J.
Newai:k, N. J., Dec. 27. A terrible case
of destition came to the attention of the
police in thiscity Saturday morning. Four
small children were found in a house built
of a few pieces of wood. Their mother was
with them anl was drunk. There was
nothing to eat in the den and only a slight
lire made of some pieces of wood found in
the streets. The children were in rags and
shivering from the cold wind which swept
through the narrow room from the various
He Imported Two Hostlers.
Indianapolis. Ind., Dec 27. Suit has
been filed in the United States circuit court
here by Labor Commissioner Con .Kelley
under the alien lator act passed by the
Fifty-first congress against George K.
Crouch, who is charged with importing
two hostlers, William Karkoff and Karl
Sable, from Oldenburg, Germany, the price
contracted for tl eir labor bang 50 marks a
month, or about tll.50 in American money.
Fatally Snot by His Cousin.
Columbus, Ind., Dec. 27. D. C.'Truax,
principal of the South Bethany high school,
I was accident y t hot in the breast by hia
. cousin, Charles t eatls, and will die.
Washington, Dec. 27. Medical Sani
tary Inspector Dr. C. J. Osmun, of the
health office, v sited the White House
aliout noon yestt rday and tacked two signs
on the doors, quarantining the executive
mansion against the public. The signs
are pink-colored pasteboard, and on them
is printed: "acarlet fever within." Little
Martena Harrisoti, the patient, is doing as
well as could be expected. The disease is
Case of Incomprehensible Woman.
CLAKRSIiL'KU, W. Va., Dec 27. Mrs.
Zach Gainer and Frank Male have eloped.
They have been hbsent from home some
days, but it has just come to light that
they ran away together. Mrs. Gainer is 50
yeais old, lias been married twenty-one
years and has grandchildren. She leaves
her husband and six youug children. Male
killed her brother seven years ago and
served a five yetr's term in the peniten
tiary for it.
Froze to Depth in an lee House.
Elwood, Ind., Dec. 2i. Monday even
ing an unknown iian was found in Kra
mer & Benedict 's ice house, north' of this
city. He has uot lieen ident itied. He is a
medium sized man, light hair and
mustache and apparently had been dead
several hours, lie is supposed to have
wandered in there Sunday night where he
fell asleep und fro;,e to death.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washinoton, Dec. 27. The following are
the weather indications for twenty-four
hours from 8 p. m. yesterday: For Indiana
and Illinois Generally fair weather: west'
erly to south westerly winds; warmer in
northern and centrtl pontons. For Wiscon
sinGenerally fair weathur; variable winds;
rising temperature For Michigan Occa
sional snow; westerly winds. For Iowa Fair
weather; southeaste ly winds; rising temper-
BUINED BY OPTIONS
A Veterv.i Real Estate Man of
HE TEIES HIS HAUD OH WHEAT,
And Comes Up Very Much l)ifi;ured
Financially Nearly a Million Involved
In the Mnash and Another Firm Carried
Down in the Wreck A Little Matter of
250,000 Left In the Wheat Pit Claim
that Creditors Can He Paid.
Minneapolis, Dec 27. The business
world was startled yesterday by the ar
nouncement that E. S. Comer, the veteran
insurance and real estate agent, had be
come involved to such an extent that he
must necessarily make an assignment. E.
S. Corser is not the only one involved, but
the firm of E. R. Corser & Co. will make
an assignment. This firm consists of Les
ter B. Elwood, Walter E. Badger and Aus
tin L. Belknap, all well-known business
men. It is believed that it will take JS50.000
to square the men involved.
Comer Claims SI, 000,000 Assets.
It is very difficult to arrive at the true
state of affairs until the matter is placed
in the hands of a receiver and the liabili
ties and assets have leen carefully figured
up. ''The estate will 6how, at a fair valua
tion for the real estate, assets amounting
to nearly f 1,000,000," said Mr. Corser. "The
assets will amount to $150,000 in excess of
the liabilities. The amount received by
the unsecured creditors will largely de
pend upon the management and successful
handling of the estate by the assignee, the
greater part of the property being real
estate. The assignee has not been ap
pointed yet, but will probably be selected
Been Dropping Money on Wheat.
The immediate cause of Mr. Corser's fail
ure is prolably wheat speculation. The
story comes from an intimate business
friend of Mr. Corser that his lasses in wheat
aggregate $250,000. Last week Mr. Corser
is said to have dropped $40,000. He had
been dealing "spreads" between Minneapo
lis and Chicago. This was a fatal mistake,
for the Chicago market held strong and
the Minneapolis market did not advance as
he had expected it would, and he was com
rielled to liquidate with a loss of about $40,-
Optlon Trading Wrecked Them.
It was the offering of the Corser wheat
last week that overloaded the market here,
and it was the buying of Corser wheat in
Chicago that largely made up the "north
western buying" that the Chicago dis
patches have told about for the past few
days. This trouble in wheat that is at the
bottom of the Corser failure began a year
ago, when Mr. Corser and Mr. Elwood un
dertook to handle the large crop of wheat
from their Crookston farm of 4,000 acres.
They did not sell a year ago, believing
prices would go up, and they then under
took to recoup themselves by option trad
ing. TOO GAY FOR HIS AGE.
Aa Octogenarian Charged With Having
Too Many Wives. w
Kokomo, Ind., Dec 27. Silas W. It
Jones, who came here from Portland, Ore.,
three years ago, was arrested here Satur
day night on the charge of bigamy by a
special detective from Denver, who at
tempted to steal him away without allow
ing Jones, who is 79 years old, a chance to
consult his attorney, but was intercepted
at the station by the sheriff, who detained
all parties to await an investigation of the
charges. The matter was kept quiet, Jones
being left in the charge of a deputy sheriff
until Monday morning, when habeas cor
pus proceedings were instituted, to be
heard Wednesday at 10 o'clock.
A Gay Old Man Is He.
Jones, who is worth $100,000, it seems is
inclined to be gay despite his years, and
along in 1H90 fell in love with a couple of
Denver women whom he confesses to have
married, but claims to have been divorced
from lioib before coming here, when he
married his present wife October, 1801. It
appears, however, that he is followed by a
Portland . detective named Edgar, .who
claims Jones owes him $2,000 for an old
job, and failing In getting this during hia
trip here last summer is now seeking re
venge. The cose promises to develop into
a sensation, as Jones is highly connected iu
the city of Portland.
Hlg Claim of an Ex-F.raploye.
Chicago, Dec. 27. -Charles P. Williams,
an ex-employe of Band, McNally & Co.,
whom that concern charges with having
embezzled $25,000, has filed a bill iu the
8iiierior court against the company. Wil
liams prays the court to appoint a receiver
for the firm of Rand, McNally .& Co. to
order an accounting mid to restrain the
compauy from prosecutiug the $20,01X1 suit
brought against him a short time ago.
Instead of his owing the firm 25,1X10 he
alleges the firm owes him over $400,000,
besides over $5,0(K) back salary, the afore
said debt being on account of a banking
directory he conceived, but which the com
pany froze him out of.
Torn to Fie res on the Kail.
BRAZIL, Ind.,Dec. .Alexander Robert
sou, of this place, was torn to pieces Mon
day on the Chicago and Indiana coal road,
near the roundhouse, as he was coming out
of an engine stall. A locomotive was be
ing backed in and as he attempted to pass
the engine he was caught and thrust
against the door, which was only partly
open, and badly mangled. Death was in
stantaneous. Simpson Ioes Want to Ite Senator.
Toi'EKA, Kan., Dec. 27. Congressman
Jerry Simpson arrived here Sunday in
time for Chistmns dinner, but his arrival
was not generally known untill yesterday.
Yesterday morning he put all doubts to
rest concerning his candidacy for the
United States senate by announcing that
he was a candidate.
Fuslonists GctNorlli lakota.
BlSMAKCK, N. D., Dec. 27. Judge Rose
yesterday decided the famous Sclz precinct
controversy case against the board of can
vassers, who refused to canvass the returns.
It is held that the board has no judicial
authority aud must simply canvass all re
turns on their face. This gives the fusion
ists all three electors from North Dakota.
Lively Blazes at Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Dec. 27. Two fires here
Sunday entailed a loss of $90,00o. The mill
of Matthew Keenan, valued at $20,000,
and the Gem Hammock and Flynet com
pany s factory, worth $i0,000, were both en
tirely destroyed. Keenan earned no insur
ance. The factory was insured for $00,000.
THE MODERN JULIET'S EEC.
Moch Less Romantic Than the Old One,
bat Cleaner and More Comfortable.
Kext to chairs and tables, beds are about
le most important articles of doniestio
furniture. The European type of be 1 seems
to have got itself fixed at a comparatively
early date, and it did not change till very
late. The theory apparently was to muke
the bed a sort of tent or fortification
against the winds of heaven. The medieval
upholsterer knew something about the
mediaeval builder, aud realized that when
you went to sleep in a room with no paper
on the walls, and huge windows which did
not quite fit their frames, or lir.tla arrow
slits with no glass at all, yon wanted some
thing to keep out the draft. Hence the
tremendous timber canopy of old bed
steads, and the voluminous curtains and
hangings in which the whole structure waa
Long after there was any necessity for
this tentlike arrangement it was kept up
for the honor and glory of the thing, so to
speak, because there was an air of luxury
anil costliness about these folds and lengths
of silk or chintz which made people reluc
tant to part with them. Even now in
France and other parts of the continent
they will not willingly give up their elabo
rately upholstered bedsteads for the harsh
looking structure of iron bars and brass
tubes which is gradually usurping the
place of honor in the bedrooms of Anglo
Saxondom. It must le admitted that if the modern
British bedstead is, on the whole, cleaner
and possibly healthier, it is certainly less
romantic. One hardly likes to fancy
Juliet's bed provided with round brass
knobs at the corners for its sole adorn
ment. At any rate, the old fashioned type
of bedstead lent itself very well to ornate
artistic treatment, and nothing can be
more magnificent than the bedsteads de
signed for Marie Antoinette and other
French ladies in the great age of furniture
during the latter half of the last century.
But that was a period when the simplest
objects of household use were treated by
master hands; and it makes an amateur's
mouth water to look at the pictures in
Mr. Litchfield's book of Boule cabinets,
Riesener bureaus, Gouthiere writing
tables and Chippendale chairs which the
workshops of that happy period turned
It is a doubly melancholy reflection for
the collector of these days that in tha
earlier portion of the present century these
delightful objects could be purchased al
most for a song. The splendor of the great
decorative period brought with it a reac
tion. The taste for rocco and "Louis
Quinze" and "Louis Seize" died out so
completely that forty years ago you could
buy marqueterie tables and tortoise shell
aud ormolu cabinets by the best makers
for sovereigns, for which you would now
have to give hundreds of pounds. But
that was in the days before the great re
vival before everybody had become artis
tic and aesthetic London Standard.
Lincoln's Goose Nest Home.
Near the graveyard where Lincoln's fa
ther and stepmother rest , seven miles south
of Charleston, Ills., in a place then known
as Goose Nest, the Lincoln made their
final settlement on removing from Indiana.
Here Abraham Lincoln assisted his father
in "getting nettled." as t hey called it. He
helped him build a log cabin, and cleared
for him a patch of ground, and when he
saw him "under headway" in the new
country bade him goodby and started north
afoot. He found employment not far from
Springfield, Ills., where the active part of
his early life was spent. Though he did
not linger long in the Goose Nest cabin, he
was there long enough to stamp his indi
viduality on every heart for miles around,
and many are the stories toid of his so
journ among these people. It was my lot
to lie born ami reared a few miles from the
early home of the Lincoln. 1 was shown
a bridge he helped to build and many
other relics of his boyhood days.
One very old man told me that he once
rode up to Thomas Lincoln's cabin and
inquired if he could spend the night there.
He was informed that the house afforded
only two beds, and one of these belonged
to a son who was then at home; but if he
would get the consent of this boy to take
him in as a bedfellow he could btay. The
stranger dismounted and soon found the
six foot boy in the back yard lying on a
board reading. The boy consented and the
man slept with him that night. The boy
was Abraham Lincoln, and the other never
tires of telling how he spent the night with
the future president. Century.
Pegasus ("born near the source of the
ocean") was the winged horse of Apollo
and the Muses. Bellerophon rode this an
imal when he charged the Chimera.
Sleipnir ("the black horse of Odin") had
eight legs, aud could carry his master on
sea as well as land. This animal is believed
to typify the wind, which blows from eight
Al Borak ("the lightning") was the horse
commissioned by Gabriel to carry Moham
med to the seventh heaven. He had a hu
man face niui the wings of an eagle Every
step he took was equal to the fart hest range
of human vision.
According to Thessalian legend, the first
horse was miraculously brought forth by
Neptune striking a rock with his trident.
St. Louis Republic
Beautiful Apple Blossoms.
During the season of apple blossoms I
have driven alxmt the country a great deal
and made uotes of some remarkable de
velopments of high colored flowers in cer
tain individual trees. I found one grow
ing near the roadside with flowers of a
fairly dark, purplish red, a tint 'I have
never seen before. Another tree I have
found which bears blossoms closely ap
proaching scarlet in color. My purpose is
to secure cions of these trees and have
theu grafted, for as llowera they deserve
to rank among our riches. Certainly it is
worth while to collect examples of such
variations so that we can bee apple blos
soms carried through their widest range of
color. Cor. Garden and Forest,
Character In tne f eet.
In the form of the foot the sexes differ aa
much or even more than in that of the
hand. A woman's foot is usually narrower
in proportion than a man's, while his will
be considerably stronger in the ankle and
more powerful in the formation of the toes,
especially of the ball of the great toe.
When a woman owns a strong, firm, wide
foot many of us experience perhaps no
sensation of surprise at finding her
"strong minded;" when a man trips along
upon a delicate little foot people instinc
tively believe him to be lacking in power,
and often put him down as effeminate.
Pall Mall Gazette.
5 DTPerry, proprietor of the Rose Bud,
(Bis.) Democrat, has written an appeal for
help from his brethren of the press. The
recent cyclone blew away everything Perry
owns, except his family.
You can save Time and Money by Trading wit'
J. Ramser & So;,,
The Old Established Jewelers.
Owing to their immense and well selected stock you will
find just such an article as you desire for a nice rrjft with
out wasting time and energy looking around. We carry a
large variety of opera glasses, gold spectacles, eye glasses
fine silver novelties, onyx clocks, souvenir spoons, carving
sets, small fancy clocks, Chatelaine watches, and our usual
large line of watches, diamonds and fancy stone rings.
We have fitted up a special department for OPTICAL
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1827 Second Avenue, Rock Island.
Our grand display of Holiday Slippers is now
ready, to which we invite your inspection.
Prices extremely low.
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1704 SECOND AVENUE.
IN THE CITY.
Under Harper House.
SHALL I BUY FOR
Go to G. O. HUCKSTAEDT
and he will show you a nice line of Rockers,
ladies' desks, cabinets, bookcases, side
boards, parlor furniture, etc., to select from.
We will occupy our new store, cor. ofFifth avenue
and Twenty-third St., and will belknown asthe
Fifth Avenue Pharmacy.
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