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CL. XLI NO. 224.
ROCK ISLAND. MONDAY, JULY 10. 1893.
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CLOSED IN DANGER.
The Christian Endeavor Con
i vention at Montreal
i SUEEOUHDED BY A HOWLING MOB,
The Delegates Leave the Hall After Ad
journment Protected by Protectant
Militiamen Wonderful F.ftVct of a Song
A Dramatic Conclusion CauHe of the
Trouble an Attack on the Koman Catho
lic Church Scenes at the Knd.
Montreal, July 10. The statement is
made that outside of the big convention
in New York last year this Christian En
deavor convention has been the greatest
one ever held. But the convention has
been marred by several incidents thut are
discreditable to those who took part there
in. An anti-Komanist speech by Rev.
Mr. Karmarthar created considerable
antagonism against the delegates on the
part of the lower classes of the French
Canadians, and some of the French
papers has articles calculated to fan this
feeling. Karinarthar said in part that in
IndFa he had to fight with Romanism and
Brahminism, and made a vigorous at
tack On the rhim-) if T, ,r,,t arA i w.tli
I rultt Ac n fou.ilf t 1." 1 V
some Endenvorers were stoned at night
on the Chatnp de Mars.
A Delegate Who Should I.e Muzzled,
The matter was brought up later by
President Clark and the convention put
its mark of disapproval on such things
very unanimously. A member of one of
the delegations is said to have started the
hostilities by lioldly stating in a loud voice
and in the most frequented part of a
Roman Catholic city that the mother of
Christ was an abandoned woman. A
United Press correspondent learns that
this statement was made by one of the Col
orado delegates, whose name has not been
ascertained. Another delegate who heard
the remark made a strong speech in dis
avowal, but : lie mischief had been done.
It would seem that a little muscular
Christianity on the part of the Endeavor
ers themselves would have been well
timed in this ease.
llc-iNon for Indignation.
Another f.vurrence gave way rise to in
dignation among the delegates. R.-v. Ed
ward iMJruchy. at the early prayer meet
ing, made the announcement that he had
discovered a n:;:ti literally covered with
Christ i.-jn Endeavor badges and wearing
the Califcruia streamer, but who was a
local laborer on the wharves of this city, in
p. state of be istly intoxication wandering
around the svreets saying he was "one of
the l.oys." Those who listened to the re
cital of the degradation of the Endeavor
emblems would like to know for more
reasons than one who the party was that
decked out this most helplessly drunken
man in theguise of an Endeavorer. Satur
day's session was devoted entirely to the
discussion of missionary work.
I'dire lisper-e looters.
The final meeting of the day at the drill
hall was guarded by policemen. Just
after Rev. .leo. A. Wells, of Minneapolis,
had finished .-in address on "International
Fellowship,'" ;k' French students marched
up to the door of the hall bearing a couple
of French flas. Sub-chief La Pointe cap
tured the flags from the bearers ;;iid
thumped their heads together, whereupon
their companions raised a great howl, but
the police dis;ersed the would-be r'oters.
Shortly after 10 o'clock the meeting dis
persed witho -t any collision with the nob
of fully 1.0!(0 people that filled the s" eet
in front of t .e exit.
HOSTILE FEELING CONTINUEr,.
FreiH'U-CuiiHilians Assemble in a Mob in
The hostile feeling among the Roman
Catholics continued to present itself as a
result of Karmarthar's address. The
principal speaker at the clositr: si ;sion
of the convention was Anthony tVr.istock,
who spoke on "Foes to Sciety, C hurch
and State." the argument being directed
against the authors and venders of ob
scene literature ami gambling and intem
perance. It was well received and during
its delivery a large crowd, f not too well
dressed Frcn'-h-Canadians gathered on the
court and police station steps and peered
nt the spenkers' platform through a place
from whivh the canvas had been dropped
to let in the air. At this stage they were
quiet, but they became noisy afterwards
and had to lie dispersed by the police and
one of the leaders was taken into custody.
This summary action induced them to
scatter efter -inging the ".Marseillaise"' as
a sort of rejoinder to "Stand Up for
Jesus," which was sung at the close of
Mr. Comstock's address.
In concluding Mi. Comstock said that
in the pursuit of his work in stamping
out such evils as he had enumerated his
life had been attempted. He pointed to a
scar on his forehead ill evidence. Small
pox scabs had been sent to his house to
plant disease there, anil the germs of oth
er contagious diseases to his office. His
stenographer was even now a crippled and
helpless man because of this action on the
part of his enemies. "Rut," concluded
Mr. Comstock, "the Lord has build a
fence around me and I am here today."
Miss Belle Kearney, of Florida, Miss.,
followed and at times it was hard for the
audience to follow her, owing to the yells
of the crowd of Frenchmen outside who
joined in after the applause to Comstock
and expressed defianee.derision orjanything
else but friendly feeling. The part of the
canvas that had been lowered was raised
up and shut out from the sight of the
andieuce a dirty faced Frenchman who
was imitating the gestures of the lady
speaker inside with the cleverness of a
"Senior Christian Endeavor," an address
by Rev. Charles Perry Mills, of Newbury -port,
Mass., brought the last meeting in
the big tent to a close. Before the ad
journment the treasurer, Mr. Shaw, made
the official announcement that the number
of delegates attending the convention was
16,000. He also assured the timid dele
gates that no violence need be feared at
the evening sessiw of the Drill hall meet
ing for ample police protection had been
asked for and promised. However, it was
not deemed advisable to hold an evening
service, in the tent. This announcement
was received in silence.
roe evening ana nnai session in the
Drill hall was largely attended and
Thos. E. Murphy made a Prohibition
speech. The address on "Social Purity" by
T tx T A e r . . .
ixcv. ut. isougiass, oi jiontreai, me most
prominent Methodist divine in Canada,
was expected to be of a rather sensational
nature. The wnerable preacher has a
habit of coming out very strongly on any
subject he takes up and is such a deter
mined ODi'tiuent of the Roman Catholm
church that something of a startling na
ture was looked for. It was not the inten
tion of the committee running the conven
tion t.fl npmil'l nm tmi wi nlinnviAiia cantl.
mentalism to be uttered from their plat
forms and Douglass had, therefore to sub
mit. Ills niftnilBfnnt tn tlto nnnvantin nn-
sors. The result was a might cutting down
oi tne auuress. anu tne olhcial copy con
tained nothing to hurt the feelings of the
noniau uarnoin; citizens ot .Montreal.
THE CLOSE DECIDEDLY CRITICAL.
Klements of a ltiot Outside the Hall in
The closing scenes were characterized by
much warmth and hand shaking, kissing
among the women delegates who had
formed friendships in the city and the
singing of "God be with you till we meet
again." It was very Impressive. Outside
it was equally impressive in another way.
Thousands of people were congregated on
the Champ de Mars and Craig street in
front of the hall and east and west. The
elements of a riot were there in full force.
The talk about Karmarthar's remarks had
spread all over Montreal and in the crowd
were many who were bound to avenge the
Then there were thousands assembled
who had resolved to protect the Christian
Endeavorers when they left the hall, if at
tacked. The antagonistic elements in the
crowd kept at a respectable distance from
each other awaiting the opening the doors
at the close. Among the Protestant crowd
were nearly l,(XKl militiamen in plain
clothes and the opposing crowd consisted
of the lower classes of the French-Canadians,
principally quarrymen from Corte
St. Luc, or others of a like stamp. Occa
sionally the volunteers and their adher
ents fell into line and marched around
the block enclosing the Champ de Mars
and the opposing crowd did likewise,
marching around the block to the west of
Champ de Mars.
They eyed ea:-h other jealously and each
moment the bitter feeling increased, in
evidence of which partisan tunes were
shouted by thousands of lusty voices and
pandemonium reigned. This was the situ
ation when the doors of the hall were
thrown open. Everybody expected a riot.
The delegates emerged from the hall and
turned to the west end. Instantly the
volunteers formed a cordon at the edge of
the sidewalk and white handkerchiefs were
produced and t hese they tied around their
necks. This was the distinguishing badge;
no one without it could approach the En
deavorers from the opjxisite side of the
street, and slowly and without any mani
festation of alarm the delegates proceeded.
Then came a burst of song. "At the
Cross" rolled out upon the air and the re
sult was something wonderful. Almost
jierfect silence fell upon the crowd. The
Frenchmen on Champs de -Mars stood si
lently gazing at the procession of Endeav
orers which marched to the time of the
piece of music they were singing. All
emerged and passed out of the dangerous
locality in safety. Then the militiamen
who had moved slowly west with the
crowd turned right about face and
marched down east to a short distance Imj
low the Drill hall singing "Onward. Chris
tian soldiers, marching as to war." They
were greeted with some jeers from the
crowd that angrily watched them, but no
blows were exchanged as they again
turned and marched west.
The multitude melted away, the block
ade of cabs and street cars passed on aud
the closing scene of the Christian En
deavor convention was at a peaceable end.
It was at one time intended to dismiss the
drill hall meeting by the rear door, but
President Clark, on assurauce from the
militia that they would amply protect all
the delegates, caused the front doors to be
The final action on the opening of the
World's fair on Sunday was confined to
a denunciation of said ojieniug and a
protest against it, but no boycott was pro
po.cd. The "desecration" of Sunday was
protested against in the interest of
humanity and in behalf of integrity and
of the rising young manhood and woman
hood of the world; as against the will of
the people, repuguant to common honesty
and a flagrant breach of faith, which have
brought lasting disgrace on what ought to
be a glory.
THEY DO NOT LOVE EGAN.
Chilians Decidedly FroMty Toward Our
New YoliK, July 10. The IJerald s Val
paraiso correspondent cables: During the
sitting of the ehamlier of deputies Enrique
Montt asked Foreign Minister Blanco for
an explanation of a letter written by es
Foreign Minister Errazuriz to ex-Lnited
States Minister Egan in which complimen
tary statements were made concerning
Egan. Foreign Minister Blanco said that
the translations furnished by Egan to the
newspapers contained many inaccurate
statements and that parts of the letter of
Senor Errazuriz had been omitted.
Ricardo Trumbull, in a long letter to
the public denounces ex-Minister Errazu
riz for giving Egan a letter which did not
represent the sentiment of the Chilians.
He says Senor Errazuriz knew Egan hoped
to Vie appointed a memlier by the board of
arbitration on the Chilian claims, and asks
the ex-minister of foreign affairs how he
can reconcile his letter to Egan with his
publicly expresjed views last May. At
that time Senor Errazuriz published a
letter in La Patria, in which he referred to
Egan as a "robber of Irish funds," and de
clared he was not a fit representative of
the United States.
rrea brant at Hone Again.
Xew Yor.K, July 10. Colonel Fred V.
Grant, ex-Minister to Austria, has arrived
at home. With him came Mrs. Grant and
her two children. Miss Julia Grant and
Ulysses Grant. Other laissengers of the
New York were J. Stanley Brown, who
was President Garfield's private secre
tary, and Mrs. Brown, the daughter of
President Garfield, and Major E. W. Hal
ford, paymaster of the Behr.ng sea tribu
nal and late private secretary to President
A FATAL FIRE.
The World's Fair the Scene of
OVER TWENTY FIBEMEN PERISH.
Flame ltreak Oat in the Cupola of the
Cold Storage ItulluinK Resulting 1 Ter
hie Loon of Life to the Men Who Sought
to Save it-A Panic on the (iround.
Chicago World's Faik, July 10
Shortly after 1 o'clock today lire
broke out in the cupola of the cold
storage building. The lire depart
ment responded promptly. The fire
men believing the lire to be in the
cupola proceeded to the top. As
SJon as the men reached the top
the llanies burst out beneath
completely cutting them on". AH
efforts to reach them were unavail
ing and they bravely stuck to their
post until overcome by the llanies
and smoke, when they fell from the.
dizzy height to the ground. The
cupola fell in. and it is feared '.'0 lire
men were killed. Forty thou
sand visitors were panic stricken.
"ANSE'S" CLUMSY "COLTS."
Chicago Hall Flayers Continue Near the
Foot of the Class.
Chicago, July 10. The case of Anson's
;olts seems to lie hopeless and it will re
quire a miracle to put the metropolis of
the west in the position which it once oc
supied, that of champions of the ball sea
son. The colts are still in the same posi
tion, eleventh, and have gained a few
points, but still the crank is wearing
mourning with reason. Philadelphia has
a good lead in first place, Boston in second
and Brooklyn in third. Following is the
New York ":
t. Louis fs
Records of the ball games: At Cleveland
Baltimore Cleveland 7; at St. Louis
Washington 0, St. Louis 7; at Cincinnati
Brooklyn C, Cincinnati 7; at Louisville
New York 2, Louisville 4; at Chicago
Philadelphia 7, Chicago 4; at Pittsburg
Boston 0, Pittsburg 13. (Sunday) At Cin
cinnatiBaltimore 5, Cincinnati 3; at Chi
cago Washington 6, Chicago 9; at Louis
villeBrooklyn 8, Louisville 1H.
Intercollegiate Amherst 1, Vermont 0.
INHUMAN RUSSIAN PEASANTS. '
Would Rescue Drowning Feople near lio
manov for Revenue Only.
St. Petersburg, Juy 10. Full particu
lars of the burning of the steamer Alfons,
near Romanov July 4, have been received.
The fire it is supposed was started by a
spark from the pipe of a careless smoker.
The passengers became panic stricken and
dozens jumped overboard. Many were
drawn under by the current and by the
still revolving propellers. Nearly fty
persons were drowned. The large loss of
life was partly due to the inhuman con
duct of peasants on the river bank who
refused to go to the rescue unless they
were paid for their work, their demands
varying from 100 to 400 roubles for each
For the loss of his left arm aud three
fingers of his right hand Patrick Walsh
was awarded S?.,000 against the Milwau
kee railway by a Chicago jury. The case
will be appealed.
The Local Jlarketa.
Hay Timothy. JlJ 00; upland, JlOail : elcueb
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Bottcr Fair to choice, 20c; creamery, 20c
Poultry Chickens, 12-c; turkey. icy
dncke,124c; geee-e, 10c.
rariT and vegetables.
Apples ft 00 pcrbbl.
Onions ?4 At) per bbl.
Turnips SOc per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed steei
4fl4c; cows and neifcu, 2tt&3!c caiv
AT LESS THAN f
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