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Frightful Struggle on Top of a
A VIEW THAT NEAELT COST A LIFE.
two Yoan Meu Aeenl to the Roof of
the Great Northern at Chicago and
'One Goes Insane Frensied Attempt of
the Lunatic to Harl Hia Companion
a Horrible Death An Awful Fate
Averted by a stratagem and Rapid
Chicago, April 1. With every nerve
2Uid muscle at highest tension George
Doyle fought with a maniac 250 feet above
ground yesterday, and only by a bit of
clever strategy escaped being thrown to
the ground by the madman. It was g
o'clock yesterday afternoon when Kobert
Gedney and Doyle stepped on the roof
of tfc? lireat Northern hotel to look out
over tLe World's fajr city. The two had
met ia t he lobby of the hotel when Ged
ney, a PhiUidvlpbia man who has been at
the Givat .Northern for a week, informed
Doyie that he intended going to the Ma
sonic TV tuple observatory to look at the
The, View from the Roof.
Doyle, who lives, at the Great Northern,
told the PjQladelphian that a good view
could be had by yoing on the roof of the
bote. -Ue proposed to accompany him
and in carrying out the proposition took
the step that came near sending him to
eternity, When tue two were on the roof
Doyle bean pointing out the various
buildings that rose on all sides. Away off
to the south the white peaks, towers and
domes of the white city could be seen, and
around them from a score or more of chim
neys came the smoke that created a cloud
through which the wagons and cars on the
streets below could be only indistinctly
" Merriment of a Madman.
Gedney took hold of Doyle's hand and
going to the Dearborn street side of the
roof looked directly down at the many
men and women Lurrying along on the
pavement. The scene and the great height
was tco much for Gedney. He stepped
back from the Dearborn street side of the
roof, and, as if he considered the whole
thing a joke, laughed most heartily. It
seemed to please him immensely, and he
danced around his companion like a come
dian in a comic opera, lie threw his arms
around Doyle's neck and took him across
the roof in a merry dance. All this as
tonished the Chicagoan, but not until a
little later did he realize its meaning. Q
Realizes Hit Terrible Peril.
Suddenly the manner of Gedney
changed. AH the demons of bades seemed
to be working on him. Doyle noticed the
change come over his face in wonder. Be
fore he could realize what was being done
Gedney canpht him and threw Lim vio
lently on the roof. Then Gedney shouted;
"Get up here, man; I'm going to throw you
over the side." Then he chuckled: "Ha,
ha, you'll look nice keeling somersaults on
the way down to the ground. Won't that
be fun, though." Doyle now knew in
what a perilous position he had been
A STRUGGLE FOR DEAR LIFE.
The Sane Man no Match for the Strength
Gedney grasped him, and the two wres
tled about the roof, one for his life, the
other to satisfy an insane fancy. Doyle
was much inferior in strength, and Gedney
was aided by that superhuman power that
comes in the place of departed reason.
The tactics employed by Doyle were to
keep as far as possible from the edge of the
roof, over which he was now satisfied the
maniac intended throwing him. Yet every
moment the two men were getting nearer
and nearer the edge, and Doyle, changing
his method, concluded to use his brain
against the maniac.
Saves Himself by Strategy.
He concluded to try strategy. "Wait a
moment," he said, "before you throw me
over; give me a moment for prayer." The
maniac stood still for a moment, then re
leased Doyle and stepped respectfully back.
Doyle stood looking directly upward. Sud
denly he dashed toward the scuttle and
ran down (he stairway out of the danger
that threatened him. The scene had been
witnessed by Robert Haslan as he sat in
his offioe on the top floor of the Monadnock.
The Madman's Frensy Over.
He soon took In the situation, hurried
down to the street and across to the Great
Northern and stated the facts hurriedly.
"With two others, one a strong porter, he
ascended to the top floor, At the foot of
the stairway they met Doyle com
ing down. , Ke told his story
rapidly and excitedly. Dr. Talman,
the house physician, was sent for. Before
the doctor arrived Dedney consented to
come down. He was taken to a room,
where Dr. Talman has him in charge. The
doctor says that with absolute quiet he
wilt he all rifcht in a day or two.
.JMaib of Consul T. M. Newson.
Si. PAUL, April 1. Thomas M. Newson,
of St, Paul, cDnsul of the United States at
Malaga, Spain, died at Malaga yesterday
of small-pox which, it is stated, is epi
demic there. Mr. Newson was one of the
pioneer journalists of Minnesota, having
come to this state in 1849. He was editor
of the St. Paul Times and of The Minneso
tian at a later date. He was a Republican
in politics and held his office in Spain un
der the appointment of President Har
rison. He was born Feb. 23, 1837.
The Name Was Not Apropos.
Haverhill, Mass., April 1. A real es
tate syndicate of New York purchased fif
teen acres north of this city and have
started a house lot boom. They have
named the locality "Whittier Heights,"
after the poet, and advertised extensively
that no negroes or Italians need apply. Col
ored people called an indignation meeting
last night and protested against ihe name
as an insult to Whittier's memory.
OF INTEREST JO APPLICANTS.
A 1.1st that Will Contain Some Valuable
Washington, April 1. Secretary Car
lisle is having prepared a list of the em
ployes of the treasury department with
the salaries they receive and will have it
arranged by states. When completed it
will show the number of employes credited
to each state, the aggregate salary the peo
ple from the state receives and a column
showing what by the law of apportion
ment the state should receive. The list
has been prepared already to such an ex
tent as to show a great disproportion
among the states, some of the states hav
ing many more clerks than their proper
quota and others less.
The District Too Avaricious.
The District of Columbia is credited
with more than 1,000 out of -t.OCO employes,
when its quota, it is said, should only be
eleven people. Secretary Carlisle, it is un
derstood, intends by every means in his
power to reduce the District of Columbia's
list of employes, that the states may re
ceive their proper quota of appointments.
"Offensive Partisanship" to Be Defined.
Washington, April 1. Representative
Meredith, of Virginia, yesterday demanded
of the District commissioners the removal
of Yardley T. Brown, a $4,000 clerk under
the District government, and also editor of
the London (Va.) Telephone, on the ground
of "offensive partisanship." this consisting
In the publication of articles bitterly at
tacking the president and the Democratic
party during the campaign. He threatened
to carry the case to the president. It "is
understood the commissioners will accede
to the demand.
Will Be Handy for Statesmen.
Washington, April 1. The clerks of the
senate and house committees on appropri
ations are engaged upon a compilation of
the legislation of the last congress, which
when finished will show all the appropria
tions that have been made, the new offices
that have been created, the offices abol
ished, the salaries increased and the sala
ries reduced. The work will be completed
and accompanied by an index that will
make it one of ready reference. It will
not be ready before May 1.
This Isn't Home Role Kxaclly.
Washington, April 1. Secretary Smith
has communicated with the secretary of
war with the result that the officer in com
mand of the United States troops nearest
the scene of the threatened trouble fin the
Choctaw nation has been instructed to
promptly inform himself of the situation
and take such action as it seem to warrant.
Agent Beniiett, at Muskogee, has also
been directed to proceed at once to the
locality and report upon the situation.
A Thrifty Kansas Postmaster.
Washington, April 1. Third Assistant
Postmaster General Hazen has received an
application from a Kansas postmaster for
the employment by the government of his
daughter to sell postsge stamps at the
Chicago Columbian exposition. He states
that she has had much experience in sell
ing stamps and mentions as one of her
qualifications the fact that she is the larg
est postal clerk in the country, weighing
No Overhauling off Senatorial Character.
Washington, April 1. A prominent Re
publican senator confirms what was in
these dispatches several days ago on the
authority of a Democratic senator in re
gard to the proposed investigation of Sen
ator Roach's career, namely, that there
would be no investigation. The senator
said the debate over governor-appointed
senators would take up all the time until
adjournment and the matter would ba
Costs the Agents Sl.GOO.OOO.
Washington, April 1. Assistant Secre
tary Bussey, of the interior department,
has rendered a decision holding that in
claims under the act of June 27, 1SS1), for
increase of pension on the ground of new
disabilities the attorney's fee shall not ex
ceed thus overruling the commissioner
of pensions, who had allowed a $10 fee. It
is said that the decision will affect over
Receipts 10,000,000 Less than Kxpeuses.
Washington, April 1. The debt state
ment to be issued by the treasury depart
ment will show an increase of gold in the
treasury over the 1st of March of more
than $2,000,000. The treasury receipts this
month will reach $&S,000,000, being heavier
than for some time past. The expenditures
will aggregate about $43,500,000.
Two More Alleged Appointments.
Washington, April 1. It is said that
Harris Taylor, of Mobile. his been appoint
ed minister to Spain, and Van Aletn, of
New York, minister to Italy. Taylor is a
well-known constitutional lawyer, and
Van Aleen belongs to the New York 400.
RIsley Bids Goodbye to Gresham.
Washington, April 1. Mr. John E. Ris
ley, the new minister to Denmark, called
at the state department yesterday after
noon to bid goodbye to Secretary Gresham.
He received lr.3 instructions and expects to
to sail for Copenhagen shortly. .
Their Cake Is All Dough.
Washingtcn, April L Secretary Car
lisle wishes the fact announced that no one
who has been discharged in the treasury
department will be restored and that it
will be useless to bring pressure on him.
The Speed of s Cablegram.
New Yohk, April 1. In answer to a re
quest made by the American Press Asso
ciation for information regarding the time
consumed in cabling, the Dalziels News
Agency cabled from New York to its
Paris office and received the desired in
formation in New York within fifteen min
utes from the receipt of the request.
Andrleux' Clues Insufficient.
Paris, April 1. M. Ciement, detailed to
assist M Audrieux in capturing Arton,
has withdrawn from the search for the fu
gitive lobbyist. It is reported that he con
siders the clues given by M Andrieux as
to Alton's whereabouts to be insufficient.
DEATH OF GEN. BERDAN.
The Inventor of a Number of Military Im
plements Falls Dead.
Washington, April 1 General Hiram
Berdan, the inventor of the famous long
range finder, torpedo and rifle, died sud
denly at the Metropolitan club in this city
yesterday at 5:45 o'clock p. m. He had
been ill for some time with angina pec
toris. He appeared in the club about 5
o'clock and went into the loggia where he
had a short conversation with the secre
tary of the club. Major Sanger, to whom
be remarked that he was not feeling very
Died While Flaying Chess.
A few minutes later he engaged in a
game of chess with Admiral Crosby; sud
denly his head dropped, he began to breathe
heavily and expired almost instantly.
Doctors T. Morris Murray and Irving C.
Rosse were summoned immediately, but
could render no assistance. The president
of the club. Judge Davis, and several mem
bers were about him at the time. General
Berdan was born at Plymouth, Mich.,
Did Good Service in the War.
General Berdan was a man who enjoyed
high social as well as ollicial distinction.
He was a colonel of the First United States
sharpshooters on Nov. 30, 1801, and was
brevetted brigadier general of volunteers
for gallant and meritorious services in the
battle of Chancellorsville, and a major
general of volunteer at the battle of Get
tysburg. Appreciated by the Czar.
General Berdan was for several years in
Russia, and because of his service to that
government was awarded a considerable
sum of money. He entered into contracts
with Russia for furnishing the czar's army
with large su plies of the celebrated rifle
bearing his name. A daughter of General
Berdan was married U , Marion Crawford,
the well-known writer, who met her in
Russia, and bis sister was the first wife of
e..Vice President Morton.
Paper money developed from the bills of
exchange or certificates of the banks and
was probably first issued by the Italian
bankers of the 14th century.
Something That's Needed.
J. W. Jones is now open and ready
for Inisii ess in liis new second hand
store :it 1622 Second avenue (..'arse
& Cd's. old stand. The new location
is admirably adapted for his business
and is nicely arranged and very con.
venient. Second hand stores are in
dispensable in every oity of any size,
and Mr. Jones has conducted his bus
iness in such a way that it
has grown from a small begin
ning to one of m mean propor
tions. In his store can he found
everything from a needle almost to
a thrashing machine, and you can get
bargains that can le found nowhere
else. Every visitor at the store will
be gladlv shown through and all are
welcome at any time. Mr. Jones
himself has had a large and varied
CNperience in the business and is
thoroughly acquainted with it in all
its details. When wanting an' ex
change of any kind call on Jones and
he will make it worth vour while.
A Car Load of Wine.
The enterprising wholesale litjuor
lirm of Louis Loch & Co.. have just
received direct from the vineyards of
California a, consignment of a whole
car load of the celebrated Stern &
Son's wines including all the finest
vintages of ports, sherries, clarets,
angelicas .as well as sweet and sour
catawhas. These iroods are bottled
in full quart bottles nicely labeled
and packed, 12 bottles in a case and
to thoroughly introduce those goods
they will deliver them any where in
the city for one week only at $o per
case. Cases will be assort ed to suit
the purchaser. Remember the place.
Louis Loeb & Co.. 207 Twentieth
street. Telephone 1027.
A New Feature Added.
G. O. Huckstaedt has added a new
feature to his business anil one that
will no doubt be appreciated by. and
become popular with the public. It
is that of the easy payment plan. He
has secured the services of C. Yi l)e
Wend, formerly with C A. Meek in
Davenjort, and will at once inaugu
rate the new system. This plan is
now in vogue in all the larger cities
and is beneficial alike to both buyer
and seller, as the latter is in this way
enabled to make purchases that he
would otherwise not feel able to con
tract for. Call and acquaint your
self with the plan.
The Burlington, Cedar Rapids &
Northern railway will sell round trip
excursion tickets from its principal
points to territory covered by the
Illinois Central and Yazoo & Mississ
ippi Valley railways, in the states of
Mississippi, Tennessee and Louis
iana, excepting Memphis and New
Orleans, at rate of one fare for the
round trip; tickets to be sold March
13, April, April 10, and May 8, 1893.
These tickets will be good for stop
over at all points in the states of
Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana,
excepting at Memphis, Tentf., and
will be good for return passage
30 days from date of sale. For
rates of fair, time of trains and other
information, call on or address any
ticket agent of this company or the
J. E. II ANN EUAN,
Gen. Tkt. and Pass. Agt.
Cedar Rapids. Iowa.
special N tice
We expected to occupy our tempo
rary store at No. 1815 Second avenue
on April 15, but we find that we are
absolutely compelled to vacate our
present quarters immediately; in
fact, We have been engaged in moving
since Friday, the 31st ult. We ex
pect to get all of our goods removed
on Monday, April 3d, and not later
than Tuesday, April 4th. Any actual
buj-er who wants a bargain will find
the prices to suit them if they come
before the goods are moved to our
various store houses which we have
to put them into. This is no adver
tising dodge, and if you will call our
prices will convince you.
D. Ror Bowlbv.
The Weekly Paper Contributes an Intelli
The Rock Islander in its devotion
to McConochie treats its readers to a
a most remarkable exposition of po
litical literature. In the first place
it is ludicrous in that it bears the
signature of "A Workingman," con
tributing to its columns, and in the
second place it is clipped bodily from
a Chicago paper with the intention of
supplying the names of local candi
dates, but this important alteration
has been in part overlooked, although
the task was started all right. But
it is given as it appears under the
caption of "Communicated A Prom
inent Workingman Gives Good Rea
sons Why McConochie Should be
Elected." The public will read the
"reasons' with interest, and hence
it is reproduced:
Thursday, the 4th day of April, is
election day, and the voters should
look well before they vote, as it is es
sential for every republican to put in
the straight republican ticket, as
this is the World's fair year and we
want a mayor who is for the cities'
interest, ami not a-:pliij hat and kid
glove mayor, who does not care the
lirst thing about the city's improve
ment. Our present mayor and can
didate for re-election has promoted
the interest of thecity more than any
other man acting in the same capac
ity; therefore it is to the interest of
the working class to support liim and
do all in their power to secure his
As the summer, draws near the
more the situation in regard to a
preventative for the dreaded Asiatic
cholera is discussed ami most every
one will admit that this country is
on the verge of being invaded with
the dread disease and as long as we
permit all classes and nations to
come in, there is no preventative and
we will have to stand its savage on
slaught. The best preventative is to
restrict emigration and no one be
allowed to come into our borders but
who are healthy and clean. The city
officials should see that the city is
kept clean, and allow no refuse to
gather, as that is where cholera
To Keep Cholera Out.
The best way to keep cholera out
is to keep the city and homes clean.
Corruption is fast filling up the
ranks in the old parties. When they
were first founded they were run on
religious principles; but today gang
rule, thugs ami gamblers are fast
getting hold of the reins in both
parties. The spring election in Chi
cago, will determine which shall rule,
the gamblers or the better class.
Carter Harrison the democratic
candidate for mayor, is supjwrted by
the gamblers, w hile the better class
of people are supporting Samuel
Allcrton and his chances are good
for election. This being World's
Fan- year, the mayor's office in the
city of Chicago will be a very impor
tant position to fill, and if Harrison
should be elected the chances are
that the fair will be more of a failure
than a success, as people will not
be safe on the street in the city that
is run by gamblers, thugs and pick
pockets thus it is in the interest of
the country at large to see Samuel
Allcrton elected mayor of Chicago
as he will exterminate all such
classes. A Worijingmas.
for Consumption is what you
are offering;, if your blood is
impure. Consumption is simp
ly l.iiug t-oroiula. A scrotu
ious condition, with a slight
(wit'd or cold, is all that it
ne"ds to cevelop it.
l!.t jast as it depends upon
the 1.1. ixi for its origin, so it
dete:tls upon the blood for
V Jr iu '" The surest remedy
ti;o most effective blood-cleanser,
esh-builder, and strength
restorer that's known to medi
cal science, is Doctor Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery.
For Consumption in all its
earlier stages, and for Weak
Limes. Asthma. Severe Courtis.
and all Bronchial, Throat,' and Lung affec
tions, that is t he only remedy so unfailing
that it can bo guaranteed. If it doesn't
benefit or cure, you have your money back.
No matter bow long you've had Catarrh,
or how severe, Pr. iSafre's Remedy will effect
a permanent cure. $o00 reward is offered
by the proprietors of this medicine, for an
incurable cose of Catarrh.
RE YOU IN NEED?
Want a cook
Want a partner
Want a situation
Want to rent rooms
Want a servant glil
Want to sell a farm
Want to sell a boose
Want to exchange anjtbimr
Want te sell household goods
Want to make any real estate loans
Want to sell or trade for anything
Want to find customers for anything
USK THESE COLUMNS.
rHB daily akqus delivered at your
door every evening lor MHc per week.
ANTBD AT THE KOCTK ISLAND IIO0SB,
a scrub girl. .
ANTED A BOY OF 16 TO TAKE CARE OF
a hone Apfry at 111. secona avenue.
FOB RENT THREE NICK FURNISHED
rooms: can furnish board if deslreJ. Apply C.
4. this office.
YOUR WALL PAPER CAN BE CLEAN BD
and made to look fresh and new.
mosey by g-ettlng it cleaned by . M. Reese, 512
Rock Island street, Davenport.
WANTED LADIES OR YOUNG MEN TO
take liph pleasant work t their own
homes; fl to taper day can be quietly
aom sett Dy man; no
Standard Manufacturing Co., L. B. 107 S. mm-
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ingnsm, st ins. auuu biuiio.
ANTE u AGENTS TO FELL OUR CHOICE
a ...,.. ..tsvr-ir. we hae many
new special varieties, both ir frnits aid orna
mentals to offer which are controlled only by ns.
Wepayeonml(elonoralary wnteaa at once
for terms, and secure choice of tetrttery. May
Brothers, Nursery men, Rochester, N. Y.
J A HNS
Peoria Cook and Ranges,
Tinware And Hotjsk Furnishing Goods
1613 SECOND AVENUE.
Exclusive and Original Designs.
SATrigtLt & Grccriawall
1704 SECOND AVENUE.
Never before heard of prices,
At G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Avenue.
II. HILL. I3 1 1. G.
Cor. Fourth ave.,' and Twenty-third street.
C. J. W. SCHREINER,
Contractor and Builder,
1111 1133 Feurth avenue. Residence 1119 r'onrth avenue.
Plans and specifications fnrnlf bed on all classes o work: also agent for WilKr s f ---3
Hdine BT.nde, something new, stylish and desirable.
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