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THE A1MJUS, FKIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1T, 1S1K5.
Highest of ail in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
ABSOLUTELY Pi ORE
OUTLOOK IS DAKK
For Those Who Yearn for Cher
okee Strip Farms.
OEOWDS AKS HOURLY HTCEEASING.
Discomfort, Slrkne anil -ath Make I p
a Woflil Story of Their KxperieiiceH,
Willie the I'Mure Is Full of Trouble
Half f the Promise! I.nnl in Himc
Women Numerous in tile Throng
t.IrN Who Kiile Man-Fashion.
(JlTlililK, O. T., Si-pt. 1.".. Thousands
upon ttiiitisninN of lieople are Hill arriv
ing dnily to enter the promised land, and
tlie f-itnnt ion is indeed iMtinic serious all
Itiug the line. With from 4,oot to V'.O'TO
people lined up at ench rcKistrriiiK liootb
nd the clerks all tired out to .start with
but little headway was made and now the
1. ties are lonirer than ever. The tempera
ture at lJ in the shade, hot winds Mow.
inc clouds of dust, with the scarcity of
water and prospect of spending many
more hours in line have disgusted many
and fully 5oO people have boarded the
trains and left for their homed. Two men
died near Hennessey of prostration and
one poor, old nejro who came ail the way
from Georgia, to get a home perished from
hanger anil thirst.
Half the Country on Fire.
At Arkansas City, 12.0. 0 people are in
line and registering proceeds slowly.
Four persons have died from the effects
of exposure and twenty have fainted in
line. At Orlando S.OoO people are in line
aud eight train loads of people are en
route from Kansas City and other points.
People are dropp.ng over hy the scores
ami hundreds leaving in disgust. The
whole eastern half of the strip is on fire
ami hundreds of thousands of tons of hay
are being consumned. With all the grass
burned off the land and no water in the
9trea:i's the settlers will sutler terribly.
Telegraph poles are on fire at several
One Kay of Hope Still Left.
"With all this there is one ray of hope
for the lines of land-hunting people. Sec
retary Smith, finding that the number of
people who are flocking to the promised
Bcres is immensely larger tiian the most
liberal estimate with which he had been
supplied, has sent orders to Arkansas City
Bnd other booth points to increase the
clerical force to the extent that is deemed
necessury. He has also authorized ihem
to open all booths required lit Arkansus
City aud thus make it unnecessary for
persons to undergo the hardships inci
dent to registering at the border line.
The news of this order whs received by
tired the home-seekers with great rejoic
ing and has tended to allay tlie bitter feel
ing that has lieen aroused against the reg
"I'liire Aui limes' the Cry.
At one IkioUi, No. at Arkansas City,
the whole day was given to the women,
and over 1.'H of the gentler sex had their
names recorded. Six additional clerks
were employed, and a new line was formed
Tor the accommodation of women homc
eekers. It was noised about the night be
fore that tpecial privileges would be
granted ladies, and before daylight they
began to congregate on the border. A line
was formed of women only, and they reg
istered rapid. y. They were tiiede up prin
sipBlly of school teachers, typewriters,
clerks, and servants. A few widows accom
panied by their children were in the line,
some of the more timid ones had ntlile es
;orts. One gray-headed grandmother from
near Fort Smith, Ark., stood in line with
two boys about 13 and 11 years of age, her
Milne Futerprising Young Women.
One party of tivu young ladies rode to
the line on horseback. They had regula
tion cavalry saddles, wore improved
bifurcated skirts and sat on their mounts
man-fashion. The conduct of the women
was in striking contrast to that of the
men and there was no jesting or quarrel
ing and no woruit except of n pleasant
nature were interchanged between them.
The crowds are steadily on the increase.
If twe.ay lsioths should be opened at
Arkansas City, aud a force of eighty
clerks employed it would, be impossible
to register all the home-seekers.
J'rotests Against Registration.
The cattlemen have held a meeting and
sent a telegram to the interior department
declaring the registration system a fail
ure and asking that it be abrogated, so
that it may be a free-for all run. All
sorts of rumors are abroad. One is that
boomers have organized to burn railway
bridges so as to prevent the railways from
running trains into the Strip. The camps
are lieing abandoned to the women, the
men going to the border to be ready for
the run at noon tomorrow.
A FOOL TRICK THAT WAS FATAL.
Keaitlt In the Death uf
St. Josei'ii, Mo., Sept. 15. A dozen
young tuiin, among then Dr. Diebold, the
owner of a watermelon patch, conspired
to entice a half-witted boy named Albert
Pinyard into the melon patch for the pur
pose of a scare. When l'inyard entered
the field u negro attempted to seize him
and Diebold chased hint with a revolver,
firing as he ran. He chased Pinyard
through two barb wire fences, from which
he was terribly mangled, and finally fired
a shot which passed through . I'inyard's
head, killing him instantly. Diebold
claims that he tripped and fell, but the
coroner's jury held him for murder.
Gromnor'ii Significant ltemark.
Washington, Sept. 15. The most sig
nificant remark made during the filibust
ering of the Republicans iu the house
against reporting the election law repeal
bill was made by,Grosvenor, who warned
the Democrats that if the bill was passed
the time would come when the Republi
can voters in the house would withdraw
their support from administration aieas
ares. . . . . .
A Itcinni lle Sei ne nt the Worlil' Ite
Cui- a:: Sept. 1-!. '-How dare you
Arrayed i.i rob s of spotless white,
which seemed all the whiter by reason of
his swarthy coun enance and wealth of
jet black hair, wit i arm and index finger
extended and vety muscle of his body
('.iwring with ex itemei.t, Din minim la,
the lluddhist prie.-t aud scholar from Cal
cutta, stooil upon t iie edge of the platform
in the Hall of Washington and thus
hurled deiiance at the great audience be
fore him. A voile; of cheers was the re
sponse. It was a striking scene and a
striking occasion. The Huddiiist priest
expressed his grat ilicat ion that an oppor
tunity had Ih-cu t Oorded him of crossing
the wat'-r to panic pate in the parliament
and said that it nattered little what a
man's dogma, or Ci ha: his theology, n he
was only sincere and true to the light
Then surveying the audience from flour
to gallery, and frn n east to west, lie sud
denly demanded: "How many of you have
read the life of Huddha?" Five hands,
four of them beloi ging to women, were
timidly held up. "Five only,'' said the
Hud .hist, with a tone and look of disdain.
''Four hundred at d seventy-live millions
of people accept our religion of love and of
hope. You rail y urseil a natii-n, a great
nation, and yet yo.i do not know the his
tory of this great Teacher. How dare you
judge us?'' And the audience cheered
"Vou complain that you do cot make
converts among us " he coiit'.nued. "You
preach a liod of !oe, but in your actions
you are selti-.li. You Miake of an ignorant
or an unsophist ic ited man a perfect
hypocrite. You have used t.'ie story of a
life-crushing, bloody Juggernaut to secure
the means to save alleged heathen. Jug
gernaut has been p ipularized by Christina
missionaries, and et a commis-ion of i m
inent Englishmen has declared that tiie
Christian idea of Juggernaut was a myth;
that death and blood were repulsive to
our people. This Christian story l.aslnvn
exploded. It has g ne into oblivion. "
.-.ud so the Orientalist went on scoring
his hearers, and devending his own creed.
He asked how many had read the life of
Jloh.inimeii, the prophet of Arabia, ami
when four hands v.-eut upheaved why
they should denoi nee Mohammedanism
when tiiev knew nothing of jr or its
founder. And wi ,!i evi-rv sentence he
carried his audienc with him.
lir. Kexforil, a host on ttniversali-t.' ltl
not believe in talki ig of a fallen man but
of an undeveloped man, and bela-ved
more in revelation roni human expcris-i.ee
than in thar. from on high.
Hev. Dr. l.yman Abbot t said temple, and
priests were the en attires of religion, not
its creator.. Chris rami- to develop a re
ligion already in existence. Life was a
simch for the i:i:inite. gti.istics sail
stop sear;:ltii!g. out man count not st-;i
Sectarian meetings were continued by
the Congreuat ioliaiists, V. l:o clo.ed their
discussions, and by t he United Hretl.ren
WAS C ALTON ,N THE R035ERY:
Ilciort from Initinna 1 hat tie anil Ten
Other. W er ear i apt lire.
iNi'I AN.MI.ls, Se t. 15. It is reported
here that Bill Dalti n, the notorious train
robber, with ten companions, were seen,
and Daltoii vecogni :ed by a railway defec
tive in n box car at Komona. a small "ra
tion on the Indian ipolis and Yineennea
railway, about fo ty-three miles south
west of here.
Detective moved away and went to the
telegraph station aud notified the sherilf
at Spencer, where the train was bound.
Hut when the srierin" and a posse sur
rounded the train at Spencer the men
were not in the car.
Another report is that the robbers or
part of them are hidden in swamp land in
the northern part of Noble county. A tel
egram from Chicago says the express of
ficials say t hey blu e no clue, and are not.
expecting any, but will keep up the hunt.
Uriel' Itecord of 4 ongress.
Vv'A-HiM.io.v, Se:it. 1" Faulkner intro
duced in tae .senate an amendment to the
repeal bill which p-ovides for the coinage
at Pi to 1 rat'o. out of the Sherman law
. bullion, of :! (' ;),(Vm silver dollars a month
and the further pur ;haseof enough bullion
to coin a,i;U',IKiO -nore silver dollars a
month utitil is K).(")o,iVii) are coined. Dan
iel spoke against the repeal bill unless
some silver men.sur was couple with it.
He spoke for over four hours. Nothing
else was done.
in tlie liou-e the K 'publicans filibustered
against, the report f t he election law re
peal bill and preiented its report. The
Democrats aUoptei a resolution revoking
all leaves of ubsenct .
ition to Militia.
15. The Coopers' Ia-
ter-jational union, ;
ttion nt KnoltV
has followed the ex
Natinnal union and
vhich is in secret ses
hall on State strett,
imple of tiie Brewers'
missed resolutions uro-
hibiting its inembet
s from belonging to
. Another resolution
the National guan!
is one which will as
k that the use of flour
barrels, butter and
a secoud time be pr
butterme kegs, etc.,
Will Agree to a Keduction.
PlTTsBUJtii, Sept. 15. The vote of the
Amalgamated assot iation on the question
of agreeing to a reductiou of 10 per cent,
in wages in the guide, bar and ten-inch
mills, has been reported far enough to
show that the redu :tion will be agreed to
and a genera! resumption . is expected to
follow ti:e signing of the new scale. At
present about two thirds of the workmen
Itmnburdment of Kio Janeiro.
JF.w Youk, Sept. 13 Latest reports of
the troubio nt Kio Janeiro is that the
rebel warship bombarded the forts part
of two days, withoi t doing any damage
of moment nor we e the liina I.,,-, i.
the fire from the forts. There were a few
men in the forts wounded. Whether any
were hurt on the sh im is not. V,nu-n rri, .
i . v u. auo
situation is practice Uv unchanged.
Again Aflame and Threatening
MAESHTIELD SAID TO BE BUENING,
Also Junction City, McMillan and Spen
cer Over a Score of Families Known
to Have Keen Knrned Out and Two Chil
dren Reported I.ot In the Woods
Black Kiver Fall In Danger Fires All
Milwaukee. Sept. 15. A telegram just
received at the Wisconsin Central railway
train dispatcher's office says Marshfield
and Junction City are burning. Marsh
field is on the main line of the Wisconsin
Cejt-al railwny in Wood county, and has
a population of 5,000. It is a lumbering
town and considerable furniture is manu
factured there. Six years ago the town
was almost wiped out .by fire. If the re
port is true the fire is the result
of the forest fires that have been raging
around the town, and which rain has not
yet come to quench. There are reports of
loss of life and also that the villages of
McMillan and Spencer have been de
stroyed. Keport Direct I mm Marshfield.
An earlier telegram from .Marshfield
gives the following as the situation: For
many days forest fires have raged inces
santly in this vicinity, burning many
cords of wood and much lumber and prop-t-rty
of settlers, but yesterday, fanned by
a gale from the west, the fiames were at
their wor-t and at night iu a blinding
smoke a score of families were made
homeless, and mothers with their little
ones are fleeing from the fiery element to
this city. Won! has been received here
that Fcwers Station, tit which place there
is a battery of coal kilns, is on lire. The
fdation is two miles north of here on the
Wisconsin Central road.
Itelirf Driven Hack by Smoke.
A posse of men attempted to go there to
render aid, but the stilling smoke droe
them back, while those who reached this
city from the switch reported that Joseph
Harth, Frank Sv. icke, Hals Barth, Joseph
Kobst, Frank Kurth, Tom (JalTnev Pat
Powers, John Puppy, John Kyland and
several other families whoso names could
not be learned, had lost everything barely
escaping with their lives. A , itiful sight
was a farmer with his wife who had
fought the fire from early morning to save
their dwelling, and giving up in despair
loaded his bedding and furniture on a
waaron drawn by oxen. When almost
within the city limits the oxen were both
sulfocated and the load burned on the
Two Little Children Lost.
The mother, almost dead from exhaus
tion, recited a thrilling experience and
cried mot piteously. When asked where
her chihiren were she said they had started
with them, but inthe smoke had become
ost.andit is believed both perished. At
least twenty-five or thirtv families are
homeless. The tire gained this citv's lim
its, but was met by every male citizen, who
battled :i.ai;fu!Iyand.succeedcd in keeping
it cut. The whole country seems to be on
TOWN OF tV'VILLAN DOOMED.
Hlark Kiver Falls Also Surrounded by
the ilunrv I bimes.
A message has been received from Mc
Millan, five miles west of here, asking for
belli, saying that thetown was doomed un
less help came. A later rep irt savs that a
special train has been sent to take the fam
ilies from McMillan, and that the littlo
hamlet cannot escape. Marshfield is un
der military control. It is a ::ihi long to
be remembered here. A dispatch from
Black Kiver Falls. states t hat a stiff breeze
has been blowing, fanning the flames in
the burning timber near that citv, and
that the city is surrounded with "forest
At Merrill, Wis., a high wind has been
raging which has fanned the smouldering
forest fires into flames and but for the
fact that the wind is from the northwest
the city would be in great danger Ter
rible destruction to farms anil profierty
has been done. The Pine Kiver settle
ment is threatened with total destruction
The woods are all on tire and no estimate
can lie made as to the total damage done.
At Denere Wia tl. ,..... : o.j
- ' i.s iiiit-u wun
smoke from forest fires west of that point
The smoke is said to be as thick as dur
ing the Peshtigo fire. At Oconto, Wis
the atmosphere in that, section is black
with smoke from the forest tires. No rain
has faiien for two months and the sur
rounding country is as dry as bonedusj.
The Athletic Amateurs.
Cm i 'AGO, Sept. 15. Creditable perform
ances, large fields of starters iu each track
event, aud a fine lot of contestants in all
field events were the features of the open
ing of the A. A. V. meeting held under
the auspices of the Chicago Athletic as
sociation at the South Side Ball park.
The best performance was the T5 yards
run by C. L. Stage, of Cleveland." who
went the distance three times in 7 4-5 sec
onds. Convention of Insurance Men.
Chicago, Sept. 15. The natioual con
vention of insurance commissioners met
in the banquet-room or the Auditorium
hotel aud was presided over by President
Li nnehan, of New Hampshire. A num
ber of papers were read on insurance mat
ters, and the following officers elected:
James F. Pierce, of New York, president;
J. J. Brinckerhoff . secretary.
Will Dig for Vellon Gold.
Lowell, Mich., Sept. 15 A syndicate
headed by W. 11. Clark, traffic manager of
the Lowell and Hastings rnilrnnd t,,.c to-
cured an option on the property where a
lead find was made a few days ago. They
will sink a shaft and make investigation.
Several old miners have been prospecting
there and say surface indications of gold
are most favorable.
"::nrc In Michigan.
Mount Pleasant, Mich., Sept. 15.
Tonkin, Harris and Company, of this
place, operating a general store and saw
mills at Beavertou, have gone into the
hands of a receiver, F. W. Carr, of this
city, being appointed. The liabilities of
the firm are .'t3,0UO; assets, t40,d00.
Hallway Clerk Killed by an Engine.
Chicago, Sept. 15. H. Fulton Griffin, a
clerk employed in one of the government
offices at Washington, was struck by a
Chicago & Illinois engine while crossing
the tracks at Seventh-sixth street and in-
Jan Parylack, an Austrian at Newark,
N. J., who wants to return to I:is tjT". ve
country, is trying to sell his baby lot
money enough to pay tiie passage of his
wife and himself.
Twelve Mexican outlaws visited the Van
ITorn ranche near Del Kio, Tex., mu: d.-ivu
the owner, an American, by inches, cut
the throat of his little son. And then rod:
away. They wanted money and this was
their revenge for not getting it.
The town'of Chicago, on Whidby is aud,
Wash., was sold tinder the hammer the
other day for 3.000.
The New York Sun 'nHkes the calcula
tion that about one-half ofthemenwhc
were thrown out of work iu this country
during the month of August have got
back to work since the beginning of Sep
tember and more mills are starting up
II. K. Kinger, a business man of Wells,
Minn., while attempting to enter his own
house late at night was mistaken for n
robber and killed by one of his own em
ployes. Two men drove to the front of the IJiin
nell (la.) Savings bank, and the cashier
being requested to step outside and see one
i f the men in the buggy, the other gath
ered up about $300 and escaped by aside
Henri Newman & Co., dealers in cloth
ieis' supplies at New York, with a branch
in Cn'u ago. have been granted an exten
sion by their creditors. Tlie firm's st-ite-nient
shows assets of f'J. 4 i:,l"s nud liabili
ties of .l.(i-sJ..V.i.'.
Obituary: At tinnier, la.. President
Pollock, of the (Jarner academy. At Alc
do. Ills., James C. Mitchell, editorof the
Aledo Times. At Bradford, N. II., Chas.
The tank steamer Astral, with her cap
tain and crew of twenty live men, from
Shields, Knglaml, is overdue at New
The old court house in Cadi.. O., is be
ing torn down to give place lo a larger and
more convenient structure. Tlie building
was erected in IMo.
The supreme council of Foresters, in ses
sion at New Haven, has elected these of
ficers: Chief ranger, Iewis Thorite, of
California; secretary, F.. M. Mc.Murtry, of
Fred J. Shaler, of Chicago, has Wen
elected supreme commander of the Uni
formed American Mchanics of the United
Major John L. Hays, formerly quarter
master on General Nelson A. M iles' stall,
who was made a maniac and an epileptic
by a blow received in Chicago a year ago,
has had his mind restored by trepanuiug
and will recover.
Professor James D. Crawford, of the
chair of history in tiie University of Illi
nois, has been summarily dismissed after
a service of twenty years.
A report comes from Paris that work is
to lie resumed on the Panama canal iu No
vember. The name of the "American princess"
will lie Ksther.
Doesn't Itrlieve in the Delis l'lan.
Omaha, Sept. 15. llelerring to the new
union of railway emplojes c f which Ku
gene Y. Delis is the chief spirit. Chief Ar
thur, of the locomotive engineers, says:
''.Mr. Debs has an idea that the consolida
tion of all ra'iroad employes, without dis
tinction, would liringcverything desirable,
while I d,i .10: believe the i lasses will har
monize. Thev have never done so success
fulh." ' g2
ltoilcr Makers' Strike Deafen.
Sr. Lot IS, Sept. 15. Afier eight weeks'
struggle the boiler makers of this city give
up their strike hs hopeless, and have ap
plied for work. Fifteen men have Wen
reinstated, but many find their situations
Clled by non-uuiou men.
Scores on the Dan rieia.
t'HH Ai.ii. Sept. 15. Following are the
base ball scores recorded by Lcsgue clubs:
At Pittsburg Boston 1, Pittsburg 4; at
Cleveland Baltimore 0, Cleveland 5, at
Cincinnati New York 2, Cincinnati 0; at
Chicago Philadelphia 5, Chicago U; at
Louisville (two games) Washington 2.
Louisville 0; Washington T, Louisville 1.
Itaiiway ltusiness Looking Up.
ST. Lot is. Sept. 15. Business on west
ern railroads i.s improving. For three
months only tht passenger earnings have
kept up the average to anything like a
normal figure, but now every line coming
into St. Louis through the rich agricultur
al Wit of the middle states reports an in
creasing demand for freight cars.
Mavahoe tiets the Cuji.
LuMioX, Sept. 15 Ths announcement
that ti e Brctiton l'ecf Keef Challenge cup,
won in Ametican waters by the Genesta,
would stcy on this side was premature.
The Navahce v. on the race sailed Tuesday
by her time ai'owance, which was greater
than the time she was Wateu over the
Starvation Imminent In Kannas.
Toi'EKA, Kun., Sept. 15. Thestateboard
of railroad commissioners has received ap
peals from the destitute people of Stevens
county urgit g it to send seed wheat and
provisions. The letter states that suffer
ing aud probably starvation will follow
this winter if aid cannot be had.
That Fire af s-peneer. Mas.
Woi:( KsTm:, Mass., Sept. 15. The loss
by the lire n; Spencer by which acres of
the biisiuess portion of the town were
wiped out is now estimated at from $130,
OoOto $15 i.imhi. Insurance about S).ut:0
No special Kates fur Irish Day.
Chicai.o. Sept. 10. -Both Traffic and
Western Passenger association roads have
refused t.i make special rates for Irish day
at t he Woriil's fnir
RK YOU IN NEED'
Want a cook
Want a partuer
Wunt a Htuatiun
Wnnt to rent room?
Haul a servant girl
Want to rell a Mrm
Want to sell a house
Want to -exchange anj thing
Wuut te fell Imam-hold poodf
Want tonmkeuny real estate Iuanj
Wart to sell nr trade for anytiilne
Want to find customer for anything
USB THESE COLUMN'S.
THE DAILY AKQUS DELIVERED AT YOUR
door eery evening for 14c per week.
LOsT-A WHITE AND YELLOW BEETLE
hound, this side of Watch Tower Fioder
please leave at City Bakery and receive reward.
LADIES CAN MAKE 3 DAILY BY FOLDING
and addressing circular for use at borne.
Kocanvarsmg; portion permanent; reply wlt!t
tanpd envelope, Mit Grace Fanl, South Fend.
HE undersigned firm wishes to announce
that they are receiving large quantities of
the above named goods daily, and extend
their most hearty invitations to the public
to inspect the same.
DRY GOODS COMPANY,
217, W. Second St., DAVENPORT. TOW
Tinware And House
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
Cut in Half.
We give a few of the
offer this week:
Japanese tea-pots 12. 14, 17c
While rranite plates, ,riin 03c
' Cm 04c
siile dishes 05c
' covered sugars 15c
Everything in the store will be slaughteredahis
week. Everything must go. Come earlv'and
avoid the rush.
Geo. E. Kingsbury
GREAT ADVANCE SALE
Fall and Winter Cloaks I
Note the following prices.
Jackets, regular prion
o such opportunity has ever been presented to tlu
shopping public as this (Jreat Advance .Sale of 1'all and
114 West Second Srre
We have everything
line of MILLINERY.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
bargains which we will
White rranite bakers. . .7, I". j
" " platters :. ;'v J
" " scollop nappies ;i,:'.f
IS qt dish pans :!
S in pie tins ;c
FAIR AND ART STORE. I
Sale price $21 m
et, DAVENPORT, IOWA )
that is new and nobbv in the