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TI1K AK'US, TIIUHSDAY, JUNE 8, 181K3.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
WAS LINCOLN'S SON.
Story Told, as Alleged, by Ed
HOW HE SAVED ROBERT LINCOLN
From Relne Mangled I'mler the Wheels
of a Locomotive A Very Clone Cull for
the Late Minister o Kngland While
Lost in Thought on a Railway Track
An Incident Never Itefore Printed
New York, June 8 In its sketch of Ed
win Booth the Evening Post aavs: The
following incident was related to a gentle
man by Mr. Booth some time ago. and has
never been published: In the summer of
1S77 Mr. Booth was standing on a railroad
platform waiting for a train. He noticed
a gentleman standing near him, apparently
with the same object, and caw that he
seemed engrossed in his own meditation.
Presently the gentleman stepped from the
platform to a track and began walking on
it, oblivious to his surroundings.
In Imminent I'erll of Death.
Just at tliis moment an engine which
had been getting water from a tank near
at hand began backing up the track. Mr.
Booth, turning around, saw it only when
It was within a few feet of his absent
minded companion. On the impulse of the
moment, without atttmpting to rouse the
man to n sense of his danger there was
not time for this Mr. Booth stepped for
ward, clutched him by (he arm and lifted
him almost bodily to the platform. So
near was the engine that it ft ruck the
nun's heels as they left the track.
1 lie Kcicue(i Kino! ion.
The rescued gentleman was sii overcome
when he real. Zed his J-mger that he could
only bow his thanks and give bis hand to
his preserver, it happened that Mr. Ford,
in whose theatre at Washington President
Lincoln was assassinated by Mr. Booth's
brother, witnessed the scene described
above. Stepping forward, he said excited
ly: '"Mr Booth, do you kiiowu who that
"So,"' was the reply.
He Wiih Abraham UiichIii'm Son.
"It was," said Mr. Ford. "Robert Lin
coln I 'resident Liucolti's son."
Mr. Booth afterward said that this act of
his gave him more satisfaction than could
be represented in any other.wav. In relat
ing this Mr. Booth mentioned the fact that
the only vote which he ever cast was for
Mr. Lincoln when he ran for president the
(second time. It was F.dwin Booth's broth
er who.-issassinateii Abraham Lincoln and
ana from that time huwin would never
play at Washington.
TROUBLE BREWING ON THE CANAL.
The Strikers Continue t Miiiiipi-iU' 'lliose
Who 'Want In Work.
ClIICACO, June S. Hostilities have he
gun afresh at Letu.'iit. Ti;e strii c s as
sembled in mob, not only put to flight
several groups of men who had gone to
word, but raised a new -tatidard; fi a day
for ten hours work is
There was no blonlslu
at any moment usmiii
now their deuiiutd.
d. 'l i e strike may
.e such proportions
as to call for the presence of the n
Ou Sunday, Monday and Tuc
work was done lai the drainage canal.
When word was received that some of the
camps to the north of the town were at
tempting to resume work a crowd assem
bled and arming themselves with clubs
proceeded along the route to compel all
whom they foui.d working to join them.
A Life Compitny in Tumble,
CHICAGO, June. S. Attorney General Mo
lony, suing for the people of the state of
Illinois, has filed in t he circuit court in.
formation in the nature of a quo warranto
against the Total Abstinence Life Associa
tion of America. The object of the suit is
to take away the charter of the defendant
on the ground of fraud and violation of the
law under which they were organized.
Four Drowned at u Picnic
Spuing Valley, Minn.. June 8. While
picnicking at Hummer's Springs, six miles
from here, Luther Turner, Otto Stevens
and daughter, and Mrs. Morrow got into
Turner's carriage and went to the spring
for water. The team became frightened
and jumped off the high bank into the
Water, drowning all, including the horses.
Bank Closed at Washburn, Wis.
AsnLAKD, Wis., June 8. The Bank of
Washburn bas closed its doors. The offi
cers claim that the suspension is only tem
porary on account of financial stringency,
and that it will be reopened in a few days.
It is a private institution with a stated
capital of $20,000 and a surplus of (12.000.
The deposits are about M0, 000.
Meeting of Root and Shoe Workers.
CHICAGO, June 8. The Boot and Shoe
Workers' International union met in its
fifth annual session here. Sixty delegates.
representing 172 unions, attended. Reports
showed that the union bad expended dur
ing its four years' existence (100,000 in
preventing the reduction of wages of shoe
makers in the United States.
Bis; Brewera In Conference.
CHICAGO, June 8. The Brewers' associa
tion, representing (100,000,000 capital, held
Its annual session here and elected the fol
lowing officers: William A. Miles, New
York, president; R. Katrenmeyea. New
York, secretary; Colonel Hoffmto) New
York, treasurer. f
Excursion Rate for One Fare.'
CHICAGO, Jane 8. Eastern passenger
officials bave decided to make special ex
cursion rates to the World's fair of one
tare for the round trip. No doubt is ex
pressed that the general managers will ap
prove tbe resolution.
Ewlng Rati for Belgium.
New York, June a James B. Ewing
United States -minister to Belgium, .has
ailed on tbe Red Star steamship Western
land for Antwerp. He was accompanied
by Mrs. Ewing. Miss Louise Ewing and
Davis Ewing. . '
THE ILLINOIS LAWMAKERS.
Reapportionment Advanced In the Home
Springfield, June 8. The senate baa
adopted the resolution for a commission to
revise the statutes, and defeated a resolu
tion providing for a commission to invest
gate the good roads question as to this state.
A bill requiring semi-annual reports from
all nriratfl bank was sent to third reading.
A resolution providing for the care of the
oxhihita in th Illinois building at the
World's fair after next October was adopt
ed. The bill governing Are insurance com'
panies not admitted to this state was
passed. A protest against the refusal of
the senate to record the protest previously
presented and signed by all the Republican
members was ruiea out oi oruur uy n
The house spent a large portion of the
lav in a ficrht over the corrected renppor
tionment. The Republicans know it will
finally pass "that is what we are here
for" but seem to think the only way to
record their opposition is to filibuster and
thereby string out the session already ab-
aurdlv long for the business done. This
sort of proceeding results in rulings by the
chair that would make "czar" Reed laugh
a wild, mocking laugh. The session was
a wild and disorderly one.with Republican
protests against being ignored, but the
bone of contention was read a first time
and referred all the same.
The house has passed the bills appropriat
ing $SS)2,000 for the state officers and next
assembly, Sl.Si'iT.KK) for expenses of tho
state charitable institutions, 70,.WO for the
Pontine reformatory. SliO.lKKt for the na
tional guard, and the senate general ap
THE DECATUR MOB LAW.
Officials Will Miike It As I npleasant
Lynchers as They Can.
DrcATrn, Ills., June 8. The grand jury
which will investigate the Samuel J. Bush
lynching has gotten down to business.
States Attorney Mills visits the jury room
at intervals, and it is understood that there
will be harmonious action on the part of
the jury and attorney. Those who want
the matter dropped on the theory that the
negro got what he deserved, ana that it
will be next to impossible to convict any
body who may be arrested, still believe
that no indictments will be returned.
But the authorities are determined and
will summon every deputy sheriff and
guard and reporter who witnessed the
proceedings of the memorable night before
the jury to testify as to the identity of the
leaders of the mob. States Attorney Mills
says he will not 1 swerved from the dis
charge of his duty by threats of personal
violence to him which, he is reliably in
formed, have been nttered.
A committee of colored citizens, line
Singleton, Willinm Holland and W. B.
Woodford, rolled upon the state's attor
ney and conferred with him nbout employ
ing legal assistance in the prosecution of
the lynchers of thr negro. The comments
of the press throughout the country on the
Decatur lynching lias been published by
the Decatur papers. The people writhe
and smart urder the severe strictures.
FIRST CONVENTION OF THE YEAR.
Ohio Leads Oft" in the Political featherings
Con"M Juue 8. The first political con
vention of the year is in session here and
has been addressed by Grosvenor aud Mc
Kinley and heard a letter from John Sher
man. Chars II. Grosvenor was made
temporary chairman, aud he made a
spirited Republican speech in which oneof
the points was that after all had been said
about the Sherman silver law, it had pre
vented free coinage, and that would never
be nearer enactment then when the Demo
cratic party took entire control of congress
next session. He also made a plea for the
dropping of factional squabbles, and de
clared that men who were bouud up in the
idea that they were "Sherman men," or
"I'oraker men" or "Foster men" should be
relegated to the rear.
Senator Sherman said he would have
gladly laid aside any personal interests
and attended the convention if be thought
he would be of any service. But he want
ed the convention as he always had to
' choose its own candidates and adopt its
own ' platform. Both the letter and Gros
' venor's speech were applauded heartily,
i The convention took things easy and ad
journed for the day after listening to the
speech and letter. This morning the per
manent organization was effected. It
looks as though the present incumbents
would be nominated without trouble.
Thieves Make Out an Itinerary.
New York, June 8. With a lot of sil
verware captured by the police in Chatham
square, parts of many robberies committed
by Frank Davis, recently arrested, was
also found a strip of paper on which were
the names of ladies whose homes were to
be visited by Davis and his pals. Among
the ladies were: Mrs. Armour, Chicago;
Mrs. P. E. Stanford. Louisville; Mrs. Sarnh
N. Gates, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Moffitt.
St. Douis; Mrs. Rachel Gott, Cincinnati;
Mrs. Oliver Perrine, Cincinnati; Mrs. Bel
lamy Stevens, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Charle
Crocker and Mrs. Leluud Stanford, Saa
Banquet of a Free Trade Club.
Cleveland, June 8. The Fret Trade
club banquet in this city, was an event of
great interest. Among those from a
distance who responded to toasts were
Henry George, who spoke on "The Coming
Political Strife;" William Lloyd
Garrison, who eulogised Kichard Cobben,
and Thomas G. Shearman, who responded
to tbe toast, "Free Trade. Absolute. Un
condional. Immediately." Congressman
Tom L. Johnson, spoke on "Free Trade and
tbe Fifty-third Congress "
Bossla to Bend an Ambassador.
Washington, J one 8. Tbe secretary of
state has received notice of the intention of
the Russian government to raise the rank
of the mission here to an embassy.
6. U. M. Dines George aad His Dock.
London, Jane 8. The duke of York,
Princess May and the Tecks dined .with
Mr. G' ads tone.
Flame Devastates the City,
Fanned by the Wind.
ONE MILLION REDUCED TO ASHES.
The Business Heart of the Town Left
Waste of Embers Over 200 Building's
Destroyed and 8,000 People Made
Homeless Nine Hours of Furious Rav-
' ace and the Limit Not Reached Some
of the Principal Losers Moorehead In
Fargo, N. D., June K During a heavy
wind fire broke out here, and the whole
town was threatened. Aid was asked for
from Grand Forks and promptly dispatched
on special train. - The burned district com
prises the business portion of the town,
and is bounded by tbe Western Union tele
graph office Headquarters hotel, and North
ern Pacific station, thence to the Great
Northern station, and along the line of the
Great Northern railway to the Red river;
2115 business houses and residences are
burned; V.200 people will be made home
less. Wind Blowing Thirty Miles an Hour.
The dibtrict bnrned by tbe fire com
prises the bett part of Fargo. The princi
pal business street of the city lies within
tbe district burned and the finest business
blocks are in ashes. In that part of the
city there were also many residences and
these went down before the flames. Most
of the buildings in that part of the city
were frame structures and they offered
small resistance before the rush of flame
sent against them by the gale that was
blowing at the rate of thirty miles an
Moorehead people threw open their ho
tels and houses for the people who have
been suddenly made homeless, but soon
had their own safety to look after, as the
lire in spite of every effort crossed the
river at the F.trgo Rolling mill. At li p.
m. the tire was sun iuriousiy uuriiiux.
having at that time been at its devastating
work for nearly nine hours. The lire was
ccirmlctclv beyonu control ana seemeii
sure to tjurn all tne nuinunps aiong me
river front. The loss was already at least
SI.000.oin. The bridges between .Moore
head and Fargo have been burned anu all
telegraphic communication is cut off.
Culling on Oilier I'oints lor Aid.
Assistance had arrived from Grand Forks,
and Duluth and Crookstou had been asked
for help. But these latter could not arrive
during the nhiht, as they had to make a
long detour. James J. Hill telegraphed
from St. Paul ordering the immediate
noenlnir of the- Grand Pacific hotel for tha
use of the hundreds ot nomeiess people in
Fargo. Many liremen have been injured
some of them seriously, but no names can
be secured o ing to the confusion whicu
Some of the Buildings Destroyed.
Among the building destroyed are Herz
man, dry goods; irant s restaurant; .ua
gill, farm machinery; Northern Pacific Ele
. . . ,
vator buildings; estern l nson telegraph
oflice: Morton, real estate; Ked River Valley
National brink; Daily forum; Merchants'
State bank: Opera House; K. rs. lyler, real
estate; Waiter A. oods; Minnesota Chief;
Deering and John Deere Implement houses;
Cole's livery: Vinson's restaurant; Grand
hotel; Fleming, drug tore; eder and
Iewis, grocery; Christianson s drug store;
Sheridan hot 1; Anpcl Brothers; M inneiipo-
Dry Goods company; Logau's studio;
Ames Iron works: Centennial House: aa
Brunt Implement Wae house.
Hardly Anything Saved.
A strong wind made the fire travel so
quickly that hardly anj thing was saved.
The flames went through brick buildings
as easily as frame ones. The loss will be
about $!,0i'K).iXH), as practically the entire
businsss district is gutted already.
THOSE BEN TONV1LLE ROBBERS.
After Beating the Sheriff's I'nsse They
Are Col ruled by V. S. Marshals.
Bestonville. Ark., June 8. The party
that was pursuing the robber gang that
raided the bank here has returned after
three engagements with the fugitives, in
which the sheriff's party was worsted.
Tbey lost five horses killed in the second
fight and bad six others wounded. Mayor
Patton and a farmer named Grlmesly, who
were members of tbe posse, continued the
pursuit, and came upon the dead body of
one of the bandits just across the line in
the nation. He was about SO years of age,
and was stripped of all marks of identity.
Uuited States Marshal Copeland with a
strong posse of deputies intercepted the
robbers after they got into the nation, and
an effort is being made to exterminate the
entire gang. They were corraled in a
clump of bushes and there is no escape for
them. The robbed bank will be able to
get along and has offered $1,000 and 50 per
cent, of the stolen money $12,000 for its
recovery with the arrest of the robbers.
Four Men Drowned.
Lions Head, Can., June 8. At Pine
Tree Harbor as twelve men engaged
loading telegraph poles on a crib for the
Cleveland Cedar company were coming
ashore their boat sprang a leak aud went
down. All of its occupants but four suc
ceeded in getting ashore. The names of
the drowned men are as follows: John
Smith, Lindsay; Nat Morris, Stokes Bay;
Robert Mowat, Hepworth; Henry Whit
field, Medford. The bodies have not yet
Another Trust Coder Fire.
Chicago, June 8. The existence of the
American Fruit Preservers' trust, which
bas a capital stock of $15,000,000, is endan
gered by a suit now on trial in Judge AIc
Conuell's court. The suit 1s brought by
tbe trust agn.inst A. D. Bishop, who was
formerly in the trust. Bishop's attorney
bas filed a plea in the case setting up that
tbe trust is an illegal organization, and as
such cannot sue on accounts.
The Keeord or the Bail Flaying;.
Chicago, June 8. The scores recorded
by the League base ball clubs are as fol
lows: At Baltimore Chicago V, Balti
more ; at Washington Cleveland 8,
Washington 4; at Philadelphia Louisville
7. Philadelphia at Brooklyn St. Louis
1, Brooklyn 14; at New York Pittsburg
7, New York at Boston Cincinnati 9,
Statement or the Bock Island.
Chicago, Jane 8. Tbe financial state
ment of tbe Chicago, Bock Island Pacific,
hows net earnings of $5,887,421 for the
paat year. Tbe passenger earnings showed
an increase of $029,385 over those of 1692,
and freight earnings increased $1,013,500.
Tbe net earnings increased $3,441,4021
CLOSED THE FAIR.
The Huling of Chicago Judges on the Sun'
Chicago, June 8. Jmlos Wood
aim Jenkins in Laitcd Mates eirem
court decide against the open fair on
Sunday. Judge (Irosscup is j-et to
be heard from, but will not alter the
final decision. The court holds tha
the government absolutely control
Jackson park, lhe acceptance o
2,500,000 as a ift made the closing-
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Jubilee Concert !
Friday, June 9Ji.
Composed for the occasion.
('(men's Sonp; of Thanksgiv
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Prof. (i. E. Griffith
Director and soloist.
Mr. Clarence Eddy
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(ireat Fije Organ, built for the
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"Peats on sale at Tlarwr House Drue Store
and Angnstana Book Concern.
JI BILKE TOT, I'NIVEKSITY 1'AltK,
FRIDAY, Jl XE 8th. H 1 51.
By virtue of a sprcial execution and fee bill No
Si"!, issnpd out of the civrU's office of the county
court ot Hock Island county, and state of Illinois,
and to me directed, thereby I am commanded to
make the amount of a certain judgment reccDtlv
obtained aeainst Henry E biers in favor of
Kudolph Priester. out of the lands, tenements.
poods and chattels of the said defendant. Hen
ry Ehlers, I bave levied npon the followinc
property, to-wit :
rurt of lot twentj-two i J2), section four (4).
towr.sblo seventeen (17). north rantre one (1)
west of the Fourth principal meridian, situated
in tbe coun'y of Hock Island and the state of Ill
inois, as shown by tbe assessor's plat of 1861, and
containing six (11) acres, more or less.
Therefore, according tosaid command I shall ex
pose for sale at public auction all tbe richt. title
and interest of the above named. Henrv
enters. in ana to me move aescriDca PruDcrtv.oii
ThiiTsday.the'-'iith day of Jnne.lSUS.atSo'clo.-k r.
at me norm door or me court house in tbe
city of Kock Island, in the county of Hock Island
ana state or Illinois, lor cash in- hand, to satisfy
saia cxecntion and fee bill.
Dated at Rock Island this 71 h day of June, A.
C. D. GORDON,
Sheriff of Rock Island County. Illinois.
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