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Till Ylitf US, SATURDAY, AP1R1X, 20, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Tower. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
Unpleasant Reminder of His
Term as Governor.
A SUIT FOE FALSE IMPRISONMENT.
The Damitcei Veins riaocl at SSS.OOO
A Life Convict llt-leatl Tempi Fate at
the Call of AfiVotion iii1 Is tt-Inot re
nted Where the (iunrnnr Ile a
Mistake That' May be Coiitlj- Hanker
Stillwater, Minn., April 20. To-day
James C. Xethawny, l ite Democratic can
didate for attorney-gene ral, brought a sen
sational suit ajjninst William li. Merriani.
ex-governor of Minneapolis, on behalf (r
Thomas O'Connor, a life convict in the
state penitentiary. The damages asked
are -25,000. The story leading P to the
suit is one of the most pathetic in the
state's history. Kighteen years ago Thomas
O'Connor and Thomas Kane, two convivial
companions, had a roui;h and tumble fi'ht
near Montgomery, Iesueur county, and
Kane's skull was crushed. O'Connor was
tried and sentenced to spend the remainder
of his days behind prison walls.
Keleaned with Condition.
Two years ago friends of the notorious
Younger brothers the Missouri outlaws
secured the assage through the legisla
ture of a law permitting the governor to
release life prisoners on their promise to
leave the state of Minnesota forever. l"n
der this law the governor, who was then
William H. Merriam. refused to set. free
the Younger brothers, but he did order the
release of Thomas O'Connor. The latter
left the state at once, but his wife, who
still lived near Montgomery, fell ill and
lying on her deathbed expressed a desire to
see her husband ngnin.
Love Loes Hint His Liberty.
He came and while she lingered lietween
life and death some one informed the offi
cers of Iiefeuer county, who seized O'Con
nor and sent word to the governor of his
capture. Governor Merriani ordered O'Con
nor reincarcerated, and he began again Lis !
life sentence in prison. The case was car- '
ried to the supreme court of the state. A j
decision was rendered Thursday releasing '
O'Connor, and today he stepped from the
prison a free man once more.
Ground of tne Derision.
The court's decision was based on the
ground that Governor Merriam had no
right to act until the case had been exam
ined by the court in which ti e prisoner
had been tried, or by n Litrlier court. An
order was served on Warden Wolfer to re
lease O'Connor, mid today the ?i"i,0"0 suit
against ex-Governor M.-rriam was filed,
the claim bsrir'g for '.i!e imprisonment.
"NAPCLEON" HARPER'S PARDON.
PARALYSIS TO IRON MINES.
A Fight Between the King of the Indus
try Results Disastrously.
Ashland, Wis., April --9. In the great
game between the Illinois steel company,
the Carnegies and other big steel produc
ers and the iron ore companies of this re
gion, a startling move has ljeen made and
all the mines, excepting the Aurora, have
closed down indefinitely. Ever since the
close of the navigation last fall the Illi
nois steel company and the Carnegie firm
have been endeavoring to force the price of
Bessemer ore down to $3.50 per ton. The
iron mining companies stoutly resisted
the movement which would have resulted
in the annihilation of profits in many cases.
The entire business interests of the iron
mining region will be paralyzed if the dead
lock should long continue.
Trying to Help the Ann Arbor.
Xew Yor.K, April Sl. Just as a meeting
of security holders of the Ann Arbor rail
way had decided to raise $3 K),0(K) to help
the road out of trouble the news was re
ceived that a receiver had been appointed.
It was then decided to wait for an exami
nation of the road's affairs, and then if a
satisfactory showing was made to go on and
raise the money.
Receiver for the Ann Arbor.
Toledo, O., April 20. As the result of
continued ill-luck the Ann Arbor railway
has gone into the hands of a receiver on an
order made by Judge Kicks. The trouble
is that the company owes the Craig Ship
building company $13(,(H0 which it cannot
pay. Wellington R. Burt, of Saginaw,
Mich., was appointed receiver.
Financial Matters at Sioux Citj-.
SlOCX ClTT, la., April 2H. The financial
crisis is believed to be about at an end. Xo
more failures have occurred, though 03,
000 of mechanics' liens have been filed
against the Missouri Klver Bridge com
pany's property. The general business sit
uation is good. It is stated that work on
the Union depot will be resumed.
NAVAJOES NEED DISCIPLINING.
lie Will Hi- rice Nt-xt Mi.u.luy ami (in Info I
Cul.r:i;lS (.).. A;i.l -O The gat en of (
Ohio penitentiary will ;.-ti on May Hiy, J
aud K. I- Harper. u':ce a Napoleon of
finance, will waik out to try the world
again. His wrecking of the l'ioelitv bank. '
of Cincinnati, in an rllort to corner the '
wheat market of the country is well re- !
membereil. Harper entered the jH-niteti-
tiarv Dec. IS, 17, to serve term often ,
He has been a model 'prisoner, c ourteous
to nil his fellow-convicts; and has been
useful in various clerical capacities. Presi
dent Harrison pardoned him on the score
of ill-health, reputable physicians having
certified that the prisoner was suffering
from kidney trouble, from which he could
not permanently recover. Harper will en
ter upon a business career nr Cincinnati.
They Are Drinking Firewnler. Killing Ca
tle and Talking
Washington", April 2.). : n-'Indian bu
reau has received a telegram from Lieu
tenant Vlummer, acting aent at the
Navajo agency, N. M.t stating that a very
dangerous condition of affairs exists along
the entire northern boundary of the reser
vation. The Indians are outrageous in
their demands for reparation for fancied
grievances, threaten violence, are killing
cattle and drinking. Unless the govern
ment demonstrates its intention to protect
settlers the valley will soon be uninhabita
ble by white settlers.
Lieutenant Plummer asks for four
troops of cavalry and two companies of
infantry. He says the presence of troops
alone will enable him to arrest an escaped
murderer and convince the Indians that
settlers will be protected. The Navajo po
lice are wore than useless through cow
ardice. The war department has ordered
a detachment of troops to the scene of
READY FOR RIOTOUS STRIKERS.
CAPRICES OF THE TORNADO.
Tricks of a Windstorm in the Vicinity of
Marion, led., April -.. A windstorm
passed from west to east through the
southeastern part of this county destroy
ing dwellings and other buildings and
causing imineiiso d.imnge. The upper
part of th-" home of Thomas Kchebarger
was carried a quarter of a mile, leaving
the rest undisturbed. Two lioys sleeping
in the tipper story went with it
and awoke only when lut down
with the outfit in a field. The wife
of Edward Gosson ct another place
awoke to find herself clinging to a pump
handle, with the building and the family
scattered literally to the winds. Other
buildings were destroyed and many were
unroofed, including the new county in
firmary. Many head of stock were killed.
Trees were overturned and uprooted, tele
phone wires torn down, roads were blocKr
aded; clothing, household utensils and
lumber and timbers were scattered Lr
miles, but not a fatality is reported.
Wandered From Home and Died.
MAKTIXSV1LLK, Ind., April U0. The body
of Everett Hammons. aged 13, has
been found greatly decomposed ami
eaten by animals, lying in a stalk field
three mijes from home. The boy disap
peared from home Dec. 7 and vigorous
and continuous searches could not uu ravel
the mystery. It was believed he had been
kidnaped and taken west, but the circum
stances now revealed make it positive that
he wandered away from home and died
in the field. Until a mouth ago the body
had been covered by the snow.
Ueath of a Prominent Doctor.
MARION, Ind., April 29. Dr. William
Lomax, known throughout the state as
one of its most skillful physicians, is dead.
He was 80 years of age and one . of the
founders of the State Medical society and
drafted its constitution. Keceutly he made
a donation of property worth several thou
sand doiiiits-te the Indiana Medical col
lege. He was the first surgeon in the war
commissionod by Governor Morton.
CoLUMIiUS. Ind., April 29. John C. Orr
died suddenly from heart disease at his
home here. lie was 40 years old.
uueeu Vic "Arrives at Home.
London, April 2U. Queen Victoria, who
has passed several weeks in Florence, has
arrived with her suite at Windsor castle.
Cincinnati Militia Preparing to tio to the
Cincinnati, O., April 2'J. In anticipa
tion of trouble among the miners in the
Hocking Valley region the First regiment
of the Ohio National Guards is making
preparations to go there at a moment's
notice. General Howe has been in Cincin
nati all day. He refused to deny or affirm
that he is here for the purpose of getting
the military iu shaje for a sudden call to
Hocking Valley, where a great strike will
The first sergeant of company K in
formed CLe American Press representative,
however, that he had already served no
tices upon the quota of men whose names
had been furnished him. The matter is
common talk on 'change and the local coal
men iutere-ted in the Hocking region
practicaliy admit that any violence to
property or rioting among the miners will
ha promptly suppressed.
Doings of Illinois Lawmakers.
SFUINOEIKLI), Arril The first thing
the house did was to accept the invitation
to attend the opening ceremonies at the
World's fair, and the lat thing was to ad
journ until Tucst ay afternoon. The sen
ate resolution to recognize the upper Alton
academy as military was agreed to. The
committee reported ugainst a survey of the
Cache and Kaskaskite rivers, and a motion
to non-concur in the report was lost. The
state fair bill was made a special order for
Tuesday, and the butterine bill lor
Wednesday. The absence of Carmody and
Conway prevented the passage of the sena
torial apportionment bill. There was no
quorum iu the senate, hut nobody noted it
and a large number of bills were sent to
third reading. Adjournment to Tues
day was taken.
Legislation for Michigan.
LANSiNU.April 29. The house has passed
a bill appropriating i2,000 for the expenses
of a commission to locate the position of
Michigau troops on the battle fields of
Chickamauga, Chattanooga and Mission
Kidge, also a bill requiring the closing of
barber shops on Sunday. The senate passed
ajbill authorizing the organization of lodges
o: Loyal Orangemen after restricting its
membership tocitizensof the United States
and prohibiting any teachings in conflict
with the laws of the United States or the
rjisseii .ftjooara-g aner tne uorerniuenC
Washington, April 2!'. l'ostmaster
General Bissell will not go to Chicago as
he contemplated, but has returned to this
city and resumed his duties at the post
office department. He is the only cabinet
officer in town.
yny nti.; neuorulBea.
Washington, April 29. Orlander M.
Packard, of Plymouth, Ind., has been ap
pointed a national bank examiner. He
will have supervision over 116 national
Recskins Don War Paint With
EIGHT COWBOYS BITE THZ DUST.
Ambaihed in m Canon the Indian Have
' the Kight All Their Own Way, Hut
Some Are Relieved to Have been Killed
Many Settler Itesieged by the Sav
agesColorado's Militia Called On
Also l ulled States Soldiers.
Denver, April 20. The long threat
ened war of the Navajo Indians against
the settlers of the country in the vicinity
of their lands has come at last, and with it
the death of eight settlers. Such is the
starling news received here by Adjutant
General Kennedy in a telegram from Lieu
tenant Plummer, Indian agent of the Na
vajos, in which he stated that the white
men had been murdered by the Indians,
who are now at war with the settlers. He
declared that the situation was'a very criti
cal one, and asked that the troops be called
out to prevent further ' bloodshed. The
telegram was addressed to Governor Waite,
but he is out of the city and the matter
was referred by Secretary Lorentz to the
Two Itattles with the lleds.
Lieutenant Plummer states that the peo
ple below Durango are iu a wild state of
excitement, and fears are entertained that
l ie Indians will continue their warfare
along up the valley. Iu his message the
lieutenant states that two battles have
been fought already. The first was early
Tuesday, when five men were killed, all
settlers, while at another encounter three
more whites lost their lives, and further
bloodshed is anticipated. The adjutant
general has forwarded the information to
the war department at Washington, and
it is not unlikely that orders will be issued
from that source for the removal of the
troops now quartered at Fort Logan. They
can act outside the state and would be of
more avail in a conflict with the Indians
than state troops.
A Had Lot of Itucks.
Adjutant General Kennedy was inclined
to regard the situation with a good deal of
concern, although expressing the belief
that the trouble would not extend very
far north. He did not know whether or
not Governor Waite would order the na
tional guard to the front, but thought
that he would do so. He declined to give
copies of the telegrams received by him
and sent, or to allow any one to see them,
stating that it was cont rary to orders. In
speaking of the affair he said that there
are 250 bucks who are raising the disturb
ance. ""They are all mounted and
equipped," said he, "with the best repeat
ing rifles and have ample supplies for a
long war. They are a bad lot and revel in
plunder and murder. There has been ill
feeling among thein for a long time and it
has at last come to a head.
Do Ihey Kver Oct Along: Anywhere?
"The settlers down in that country and
the Indians never could get along in peace.
The Indians are continually plundering
and stealing from tha whites, who have
submitted to the thefts until the past few
days. The present conflict w:is precipi
tated by the resistance of the whites to the
depredations of a band of warriors who
raided the stock of the cattlemen. They
drove off a large herd of cattle, which they
took to the mountains. This so incensed the
stockmen that thty organized a iarge
posse of cowboys and went to recover the
cattle. The Indians fled on the approach
of the cowboys at fir:, and the cattlemen
were rejoicing iu what they looked upon
as a very easy victory, and after
they had secured their cattle started to re
urn to their ranges.
Ambushed in a Sh.-iUovr Canon.
"They had proceeded but a very short
distance, however, when they were at
tacked from the flrinks as they weisJ pass
ing through a sort of shallow canon by the
entire baud of 2.. A desperate encounter
followed in which five cowboys were killed
and, it is believed, a number of Indians.
The red men, ot course had the advantage,
and from their vantage points up above
their adversaries Jfired with telling effect
upon the cattlemen, who were finally re
pulsed. They took with them a jiortion of
the herd of cattle which they had recov
ered and retreated.
Dally ISA.;. Kait Xiecord.
CHICAGO, April 9. The daily base ball
record of the National league clubs is as
as follows: At Pittsburg Pittsburg 4,
Cleveland 5S at New York New York 2,
Boston 9; at Philadelphia Philadelphia
7, Brooklyn 5; at Cincinnati Cincinnati 1,
Chicago 11; at Washington Washington
12, Baltimore 6; at St. Louis St. Louis 3,
Louisville 1. It will be observed that
your Uncle Anson was himself again.
The Oliver Ilarbarlsm.
Mokganfield, . Ky., April 29. George
Henry having proved an alibi and Alex
ander Thompson that he had nothing to
do with it, have been discharged from cus
tody in the Oliver murder case. Will Holt
has also been released. Five other defend
ants waived examination and were held
for the grand jury to investigate.
Jury Indorsed The Echo.
London, April 29. Colonel Hughes-Hal-lett
has lost his suit for damages for libel
against John Passmore Edwards, The
Weekly Times and The Echo. The jury in
the case returned a verdict for the defend
ants. noreifiD Aeiripjiper .Hen.
New York, April 29. Among the pas
sengers on the Fuerst Bismarck from
I Hamburg were the following named Eng
! lish journalists: James Gordon, of The
j Morning Post; J. It. Cowen. ot the York
j shire Herald; Norman Smith.- of the Na
. tio'nal Press agency.and W. Hillier, of The
Marine Engineer. They are en route to
the World's fair.
ON A MARAUDING EXPEDITION.
The M hole Tribe Out for Itlooil and
Spoil Settler Surrounded.
The "Indians by this time wire thor
oughly aroused and started on a maraud
ing expedition across the country. The
reservation of the Navajas is a large one,
covering some 0,000 square miles in the
northwestern part of New Mexico and
northeastern Arizona, and extends up to
the southern line of (.'(dorado. On this there
are thousands of Indians who are on the
waipath. The band of !.. started from
the reservation over in Ariz ma, crossed
the line into New Mexico, going due east
to a town ca'.Ied Jennett, going thence on
the San Juan river nud are t ow in that
Laid in Some Ammunition.
A dispatch from Durango says thatS'K)
Navajos have captured Tom White's trail
ing post missiou at Hogback, on the San
Juan river near Welsh's ranch. The
homes of other settlers are surrounded by
Indians, who are threatening to kill and
burn. James Handy arrived from the
scene of action, which is about seventy
miles south of Durango, and after securing
a supply of ammunition for the settlers
changed teams and returned nt once.
Ageut Bartholomew wired the Indian de
partment regarding the situation, but the
Navajos are teyond his jurisdiction and he
can do not hing.
Advices have been received from Durango
that the Navajo Indiaus are moving rap
idly north from Farmiugton, New Mexico,
toward the Colorado line. Governor
Waite ordered a special train over the Rio
Grande to carry 200 stands of arms and
50,000 rounds of ammunition to the local
military company at Durango, which is
ordered out. The eutire ten companies
of the Colorado National guard have been
ordered to report for duty, ready to move
at once to the sceus of trouble.
The NBvajos number fully 15,000 and
ate the most formidable of their race.
Probably no tribe has so signally redressed
its wrong or inspired scattered settlers
with so great a degree of terror as the Nav
ajos. Tney are among the rudest and least
intelligent of all the tribes. The first out
break of the Navajos occurred in 1859, but
five years later they were subdued by that
famous scout. Kit Carson.
Double flanging? In Texas.
Bon ham, April 2'J. Jim Burke and Sam
Massey, both colored, were hanged here.
Between 10,000 and 15,000 people witnessed
the double execution.
Don't Trifle. With the Tee h.
If our teeth were renewed ns are
our nails, they nii";ht not need con
stant care. But teeth don't repeat
themselves after childhood. The
proper thing'todo is to use Sozodont,
which preserves their health and
beautv. It never fails.
S011ETIUXQ TO REMEMBER,
if you're a weak
w V or ailinr woman:
I j VA that there's only
I I II p. one medicine so
I I I II Hire to help you
I m y II tti it nTi In mjir.
anteed. It's Dr.
building up over
delicate women, or
in any " female
weakness, if It ever fails to benefit or
cure, you have your money back. It's
an invigorating', restorative tonic, a
poothinpr and strengthening nervine, and
a safe and certain remedy for woman's
Ills and ailments. It regulates and pro
motes all the proper functions, improves
digestion, enriches the blood, dispels
Rches and pains, brings refreshing sleep,
and restores health and strength.
Xothing rise ran be as cheap. With
this, you pay only for the good you get,
HE VOL IN" NEED?
Waiii a cook
Want a partner
Want a situa'ion
Wnnt to rent room
Want a servai.t pill
Wain to 11 a farm
Want "to sell a hor.ee
Wi.nt to excliarce anthicp
Want te hell housi-hold Ciis
Want to make any real estate loans
Wai t to sell rr trade frr nny;hlnr
Want to find cus:omir for anjtliins?
1S THEsE COLITJINS.
TH S DAILY AKGCS PELIVEHED AT YoUB
j doorevtr eveiiinc lor lic per week.
nr ANTED FIFTY-FIVE MOKE TAILORS
at II oj pe's.
F Hit SALE AT A HAKUA1X-A PIANO IN
good order. ji will lake it. Address 141I
FOK SALE CHEAP A GOOD HORSK, DVCiCiY
and 'lamer, if taken at once. Call at 13 usi
teJs Ui.iversity, Iiol Second avenue.
"Rn AN WANTED: SALAKY AND EXPENSES.
jL Permanent pUce: whole or part time. Ap
ply at once. Prcvn Bros. Co , NurstMTntD,
YOUR WALL PAPE1! CAN KE CLEANED
1 and made to look fiech and new. Save
mor r; by getting it cleaned liy W. 1. Keese, 512
Kock "Island tr-et. Pavenj ort.
A NICELY FUKSISUED ROOM OR A FUR
nMied house to rent to couple without
clii.rtren lle'tof references required and given.
Address, M . K . care earner No. a.
rr ANTKD GENTLEMEN" OK LADY
Vt I'frtnt. Position permanent and good
riv. Adilri!" Mrs. Ida M. Seidell. lnvcr.j.ort.
la.", branch oftioc. Manager Madame Wright"
VTANTKD SVCESSFIL CANVASSER.
Vl ynaliSed to ban-Ma general agency. Sa'ary
from start. P.est referent e? required. Give
age. Lib- Oi.tKno.Nurt r:es. Koi beet v rNJY .
WANTED ACTIVE AGENTS. $H5 to 'itl0
n.cntblv n.ade workii g f.x Crawford's
1.1 e of .l.mies G. P.liine." tne efli' ial'y recog-r.iy.-d
cdit on. Kles unity i lue rated Sells like
wil ::"r.-. liest terri ory. cu:i;t free; send 14
ceiitJ in Maiup lor mailing. Auurera. inv
nonfl I'.rofc CoiiecTf. n-cago.
J E. Montrose. Manager.
ONE NIGHT ONLY.
Monday Eve., May 1st.
A perfect production or the successful
Marry Three !
Interpreted by nn efficient company, beaded
by the universal little faxorite,
Produced with all their own Scenery.
a a 1. rVx.OT ! nnaT tt'it Vl WVniV-
A K. rnnu Ptvuc i i uv v"i u'f" v.-- - - -
Irjr lighthouse Carboy's Abbey by moonlight.
Dingly Tunnel, the most natural railroad scene!
A succession of beantiful Stage features, thrilling
din-axes, son)? and nances I A mirthful presen
tation w hose chief Ingredients re brilliancy, vim
and spright liners.
Price 1.K. 75, 50 and 25 cents. Seats on
sale at Harper House Pharmacy April 2sth.
THE WARREN BROWN CO.
is still furnishing their lady customers with
VI A VI REMEDY
at f 1.50 per box.
Call and Investigate concerning the nieiits of
th new remedy which is galnirg favor so rap'dly.
Remember the place
Room 15, Dittoe Block. Davenport, cirner
Third and Brady.
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10 Per Cent Reduction
On all Double Fold,
All Wool and part Wool
From 8 till 11 o'clock every fore
noon this week.
f"l 1 1 1- ra 1 1 r f i r n cili rr it-.- l r
wui iv.uuv.iiun ouiw ui j vj.ik.(vio vujjco lUJU ricnr,-
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Dry Goods Company. Davenport. Iowa.
Exclusive and Original Designs.
"YVrigrht Sc Greeiavalt
1704 SKCOXD AVEXVZ.
0U:i EN-1IRB STOCK OK
Fancv Goods, Etc.,
Must he c t.eeci r ut m ci Cur i-iioe 'i 1
f uij'tif-c 3"(
Geo, B, Kinbuiy.
Watch thi3 et ;ich for pric?.
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i f Iryff
Come to us before purchasing.
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