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AlUiUS, MONDAVi OCTOKER iK tiKJ.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
CKDIE AND DREAMS!
Deviltry Done in a Suburb of!
HORSES MUTILATED BY A DASTAUD
DUtippi-Hi mice of n Man Who ( litlnieil to
Know the I'ientl hih! Some Itcmarkatile
Coinclilwir- iit lirc-nni hiiiI Fortune
Tclliiii; Perrien lul uctor Vrrcstcil
AII-K-il '.Yruttrn Ilnt-h-rs in Jail Tukrn
In for l'nibf zU'inenf.
Cl-KViXANH, 0.,-.t. 9 Bit, a saburb
of this city in tlir V.ii; I'oiir ntul I.Hke
Short- r.iiiromls, lins i'eve!o;ril h c.isc in
volving tlio lowest cnliT of human lirutal
ity, mystery mid supernatural coloring.
Three 1'iifiiiTs living in the r-tiirulHirliiKid
oml.iii.'.l in the purchase of a iiinwinu
machine anl hltivimI tliat no one shoulil lie
allowed to borrow it. A man iiuineil
Brand;, living in the iieihboo-hood, made
an attempt to v: tlie m.-chine, but met
with failure lifter having received a
promise that he would be allowed to u-e
it. A q.iarrel ensued between the three
partners and I'.r.indt, and threats of
revenue were exchanged. A few day iict
O le of i he owners of the machine, on goinj;
to his barn in the morning, discovered
that a valuable team of hors;-s had been
niut'lated in a most horrible manner.
Devilish Outrage to lltimli Itrtites,
Nailed to the stable door was the tongue
of one of t he horses, which had been cut
out as far beck us possible. By its side
was the tail of the other horse, which had
been cut'off close to the body. Suspicion
nt once fell upon Brandt. A son of the
owner of the horses claimed to have evi
dence sufficient to convict Brandt, but
since the day following the mutilation of
the horses he has been mysteriously miss
ini;. The next nii;!it after cis disappear
ance his mother dreamed that Brandt had
appeareil at h r bed-ide and informed her
that he had murdered her son ami buried
bim in a wlie.it tieid.
In relating this dream to the members
of her family an older son claimed to have
bad precisely the same dream.
Another Ki'inarkulile 1 oinciilenre.
Excitement jjrew until Saturday, when
another member of the family who lives at
a distance and who knew nothlnnof the
case whatever, wrote home that in a spirit
of adven; lire he badv.Mtrdn fort tine teller,
who liiionned him mat his brother had
been murdered uiiil buried in a wheat
field. Tins letter, sej thoroughly coinci
dent.d witii the dreams of Uie inollier and
son, has thrown the town of liereu und
surrounding country into a fever of ex
citement. PAYING THE WAGES OF SIN.
A St. Louis Kiiilirzzlor Whose Villainy Hid
1C j lit No Good.
ST. I.'. Cis, Oct. It. On July II), lss, i.
mou B. Thomson, cashier of the Provi
dent Savings bunk of this city, after em
bezzling ii,o'Hj for which he was to ac
count the following day, robbed the safe
of SlU.uou and lied to Canada. For seven
years he litis been as thoroughly lost to the
public as though in his grave. Thomson's
wife and two daughters shortly disap
peared in like manner. The bank went to
piece', but paid tW cents ou the dollar.
The Thomsons were forgotten until his
wife entered Huit by attorney against a
younger brother of Thomson, who had ad
ministered the estate of their father, de
ceased in l"ib.
Through this suit Thompson has been
located at New York, where careworn and
aged he is a bookkeeper on a meagre sal
ary. The elder girl is writing in un insur
ance office, while the younger is bedfast
with a lingering illness, and the mother is
an invalid. Thomson's story of his wan
derings and suffering is pathetic. Luck
deserted him from the moment he lied this
city. There are no claims or charges
against him here, as everything was right
ed by his father. He Bays he will not re
turn to St. Louis, where he was once on
the top wave of the social world, hut will
plod ou to the grave in the light with
Three Men Charged With the Murder Cap
tured in Jiiirieg County.
I.OUIsviLLE, Oct. U. The mystery which
Las been attached to the killing of the en
tire fatuity of Deiioou W ratten, twelve
miles south of Washington, Daviess coun
ty, Ind., on the night of the ls;;h of lat
mouth, bids fair to bo unraveled. Oscar
Brown, Alon.o Williams and William
Kays have lieen taken to the Indiana state
prison south, in JelTersonville, for safe
keeping. City Marshal Cavanaugh, of
Washington, made the arrests. Brown
mid Williams were, taken in custody at
their homes in Daviess county. Kays, who
resides near Jasper, Dubois county, in the
Duff neighborhood, was arrested iu bed.
CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT.
President and C.ishier uf an Illinois
Hunk Arrenteil Ht Chicago.
Cittc. Aiio, Out. S). Depositors in the Mer
shon Co. bank nt Vermont, Fulton
county, Ills., which failed a year ago, have
been anxiously awaiting the arrest of the
president and cashier, who disappeared
soon after the assignment was made. It
is alleged that they are embezzlers to the
amount of tSjo.OUO and that the amount
was drawn from the depositors. The two
men have beeu arrested in this city. The
bank failed fortsi.V,lKiO, but it was thought
thatitwasau honorable assignment. It
later developed, however, it is said, that
shady transactions had been engaged in
and as the report spread the president and
the cashier fled from the town.
THE PERRIEN ABDUCTION CASE.
Leader in the Business llelieved to Have
Detroit, Oct. 9. Stonewall J. De France
will be arraigned here. today on the charge
ot abduction as being one ot me ctiTet con
spirators in the Perrien sensation. It is
said the officers will t e able to prove that
he was the instigator of the l'errien abduc
tion. The police department and the prose
cuting attorney are u a state of iuteuse
excitement. They belivethat the Perrien
mystery will now lie solved, and claim to
have abundant evidence upon which to
base sue ' belief.
Farmer Itrutally lienten hy Ilnhhera.
.;i;ASr K.U'lPs, Mijh., Oct. Fred
Miller, an a-e 1 (.iennaa farmer who lives
alone three miles on of town ou the
Walker gravel road, wi s called to hi.-, door,
tin opening tiie ilo.-r hi was confronted by
two masked robbers who knocleil the
1 in I from H -and, seizeil and bound
him, ttieu crui..j beat him over the head
with a itiub and the heavy base of tho
broken lamp, renderinc him unconscious.
They turned everytl ii g tojwy-ttirvey iu
the house, but secured 10 nionev.
Kittens Nestled in I ettl Mail's Hones.
IlACKKXSAfK, X. J., (i. t. '.. The decom
posed body i f John r rbur, a Bohemian
silk weaver, Df Ilacke-isack, who disap
peared about two months ao, has been
found in the woods near Benjamin's brick
yard. His he id was ha miii at the end of
a halter threwn over a limb. A litter of
Kittens was fi.und nestli damonuthe bones
ami clothes of the suit ide and birds l a I
built a nest near by am: lined it with hair
taken from the head of he suicide.
Another Crime ti His Credit.
Chicago, Vc . . .lacob Newman's
clerk, who vrns sent to R-tro t to see if l e
could identify Stonewall J. De France, un
der arrest thire as bein; Lwnan J. Imib,
telegraphed to Mr. Xe.v nan and Inspector
Shea last evening that D; France ana
Lamb were one and he same person.
Lamb is the man who iu April last swin
dled Attorney Jacob X wman out of t:'.S,
OUI. Ilrserven K.very I.asl. He Will Get.
St. Thomas, Out., Oct. '.. William Mur
ray, on the charge of committing n crim
inal assault ujHin Louisa Lpcke.S years old,
has been found guilty and sentenced to
live years in the Kingston penitentiary.
Iu addition to that he is to receive ninci y
lashes, thirty nt he ei d of one month,
thirty at the end of one year, and thirty
more at the end of two wars.
Heviltry of Mississippi Wliiteriips.
MEMI'IIIS, Telin., Oct. i). A special to
The Commercial from Grenada sas: All
of the gin houses have hi t n posted in ibis
section by wtutecaps warning the owners
not to gin any cotton ui.til it reaches Vl
cents a pound. A negro was murdi r -d by
whitecaps on a plantation ten miles from
tiretiad.a who had ignored the nr tidates of
llnrglai-y and Inr-'iiiliarism.
WAlTKTos, X. I)., Oct St. A desperate
band of burglars eiiiet ;d the town of
L'dgerwood, this county, and after blow
ing open the safe at the p istollice and rob
ing it of its contents, htr tied the building
to the ground. The burglars st cured les
than $2 iu money and postage stamps.
The loss on the building wili reach l .o :0.
What's the Mutter wi h Iowa I.uw?
Cl.DAi: K.riis, la., O t. Si. Near I ,wa
Falls Thomas Bundy. a f.- rmer, was taken
from his house a few nights ago by a band
of AVhitecaps and stripped and given a
whipping. He was acetis -il of cruelly to
his family and of making, midnight raids
on his neighbors' storehot ses. Bandy has
since moved out of the neighborhood.
Milwaukee Mtirder-'r Caught.
DUXVKI:, Oct. SI. Willi mi Veitch, who
disemboweled and killed John Peter-on
at Milwaukee during the -urufest July ''."
last, was arres ed at the postofiice in this
SQUATTERS HAVE NO RIGHTS.
They Must Get OtV the tniuliii Uailv.ay
l.umls in Wisconsin.
West Sfl'IlKloi:, Wis., O 't. U. Secretary
Hoke Smith has retidere i his decision in
the case of Xewell vs. Hnsu'V, who settled
on the Omaha railway's lands, nnd the de
cision sustains that of t-ecretary Xohle,
that neither settler is entitled to prior
rights on account of sq mtting on the
lands prior to the date of opening. This
decision involves the tit e to over lii.O'D
acres of valuable lands in the AsMaud
district, including Douglas and Bayfield
counties. Homesteaders who have held
on to their claims for years in hope that
theywould be recognized is "actual set
tlers," even before the h.nd was opened
by the government, will lose their hold
ings amounting to over ?."' (J,()0!l.
Washington, Oct. 0. Wolcott offered
in the senate a rcso'ution directing the
liname committee to repo-t a bill in ac
cordance with the policy of silver and gold
coinage set forth in the declaratory section
of the Sherman law repeal bill. Voorhees
gave notice that on Wednesday he would
ask the senate to continue i 1 session until
a vote ou the repeal bill wa reached, thus
starting the "wearing out" process,
lioach (l)em.) of North Dakota favored re
peal if coupled with free sil 'er legislation.
Alleu (Pop.) of Nebraska sp ke against re
peal but had not concluded at adjourn
ment. The house had a slin. attendance.
Speeches were made for tie- repeal of the
election law by Everett of Massachusetts,
who said he wanted all lawi growing out
of the war repealed; Oatei, Swanson of
Virginia, Weadock of Michigan, Hunter of
Illinois, Grady of North Car ilitia, and oth
ers, and against repeal by G rosveuor, Can
non, Hepburn, Hull, end others.
The Situation in Hawaii.
San Fr.AXCisco, Out. 9. C. T. Wilder,
Hawaiian consul general at this port, says
he does not believe Minister Blount made
the recommendations credited to him, and
if he did it is plain that he did not under
stand the situation. "As to the taking o!
the vote of all the residents of the islands
on tRe question of annexation," paid Mr.
Wilder, "I venture to predict that such
action will never be permitted by the pro
LOST IX THE STORM
A Capsized Boat Tells a Tale
! of Death.
VICTIMS NTJMEER AT LEAST EIGHT.
Man, Wife and Cltilcl Among the Drowned,
Whose lioclien Wilt Probably Never Ite
Recovered The Terrible Mortality in
1 the Gulf Catarlynui A Death-Koll of
' 2,008 Certain 1 he Survivors in the
Iiret Need Fatal Cyclone.
Dekb Park, Mich., Oct. 9. A disaster
on Lake Superior in which not less than
eight lives were lost came to light when a
drifting boat was picked up by the crew of
the Muskalloiig life saving station. The
derelict was sighted by the aid 6f strong
glasses and it was soon ascertained that
the craft was disabled and drifting. Ti:e
crew put out in their boat and rame up
to the wreck just west of the station. The
craft was found to be a fishing boat of the
large size which operations on this part o
Lake Superior make necessary. Closer in
spection revealed her identity as a craft
that had left White Fish Point Oct. ti, for
Au Traiue, bVi miles west.
Could Not Have Fscaeil Drowning.
There were on bo u d a ctVw of at least
five men an I W. 1! Carpenter, his wife,
and one cliild. It is reported that Carpen
ter had two c.nldrei) aboard, but this
rumor was not verilied. No one was found
on the wrecked coat, and there is not the
sl.ghtest encouragement to believe that
any escaped drowning. Tne fury of the
northwest gale that swept Lake Superior
was at its height the night following the
day on v l.ich the lishtng boat left White
Fish bay, and a stauncher vessel than this
one could not have weathered the storm.
Will Kemaiti in Their Lake Grave.
When the g i!e struck the vessel she was
undoubtedly soon overwhelmed and upset.
Inquiry received at the life saving station
in ngard to any t id ngs of t he boat has
established her identity. It is not likely
that any of the bodies will be washed
ashore, as the disaster tvidently occurred
a considerable distance out in the lake. It
is impossible to learn the nanus of the
RIVALS THE JOHNSTOWN HORROR.
The I. rent I or in on the Gulf Han 2.O0S
Xnw OitLKANs, Oct. !. Making tho
necessary corrections and additions the
mortality from the storm is now put at
2.HiS. It is not likely to vary fifty either
way from the figure, as nearly all the ves
sels have been heard from. Dr. Story
says the swamps nr? tilled with dead
bodies which it is almost impossible to
reach. There cau be no doubt, said the
doctor, that this is conducive to an epi
demic of fever, or even of cholera. If a
case of cholera shoul". develop it would
spread through the country like a prairie
lire. Dr. Story believes that the damage
"oihe orange crop will approach half a
million. '1 ue other crops have buffered in
proportion, and the destruction to proper
ty is almost beyond estimation.
Coroner B rry, of Plnquemine parish,
says it is impossible to picture the situa
tion in his parish, where the death list is
long. Men, women and children are starr
ing, and hundreds of corpses still lie on
the river b inks. S.ncv the storm occurred
the doctor has been uoing nothing but
viewin. corpses. He sickened at the fear
ful sight of decomposing 1 ,dies which he
was c impelled to view, ninl c.'ime to tho
city lor a rest. Help of ail kituis money,
food and clothing is wanted immeiti
aiely. The I'evtriit Itrtmsuick, Ga.
Wsi:iNt.loN, t let. !. Surgeon General
Yyn:an, of the Marine Hospital service,
has received a tele-naii; liuiu Surgeon
Murray, at Brunswick, G.i., announcing
thirty one new ca-es of lellow fever there,
twenty live of i hicu are colored anil six
white persons. At Jessiip one new case
has been declared. The commissary situa
tion at l'.rm swick is bad and food is the
thing most needed.
Motion Oilers I roe Transportation.
Chicago. Out. K. M. Arnold, general
freight ngent of the Louisville, New Al
bany and Chicago railway (Mouon route),
by direction of C.eni ral Manager McDoell,
has tendered to the mayor of New Orleans
the free services of the road for the trans
portation of donations clothing, pro
visions, etc., for the relief of sufferers by
the recent great storm.
The Arkansas Cj clone Was Fa tail.
Ca.miuin, Ark., Oct. SI The cyclone in
t'uion county proved to be a disastrous
one. Many houses were destroyed, two
womeu were killed and two fatally in
jured. Tne cyclone wrs scvcial'miies
wide and left a dreary waste.
Weaver f orm a Trades I iiion.
I'itoViUllM K, Ii. I., Oct. Si. A mass
meeting of ti.e weaver- in the big mills in
the Olneyviile district was held to con
sider the reduction of wages which bus
been agreed upon by the manufacturers
all over the state. There vvi re more thau
1,01.0 present, and the result of the gath
ering. which was a secret one, was that
steps were taken toward forming a strong
HiUi imLee Hard I n for Fire Insurance.
Mu.wai K UK, Oct. !' -Owing to the with
drawal of so many insurance companies
from this state mercantile houses,' manu
facturing establishments, ,.tc, having
large lines of insurance, are litiding great
difficulty in placing it. There nre a dozen
large establishments in Milwaukee which
are anxious to have policies written, but
the agents have to refuse.
Thousands of Wealthy Jews F.xiled.
SAN FiiAxcis.ru, Oct. a Father II. Crip
pins Houcharenk, a Hussian exile known
here as the patriot priest, is the principal
authority for the statement that 22,000
liussian Jews, all meu of wealth, have
been exiled by the czar and are coming to
America, a large proportion of them in
tending to settle on the Pacific coast.
Death of a roi-ssi Louisville Man.
LOUISVILLE, Oct. K Dennis Long, one
of the most prominent citizens of Louis
ville, died yesterday morning. For many
years he has been at the head ot the firm
of Dennis Long & Co., the largest water
and gas pipe foundry in the United States.
He was horn in Londonderry, Ireland, in
Kansas Democrats Abandon Fusion.
Topeka, Oct. 9. Democrats of Kansas
are abandoning fusion with either party.
In Franklin county fusion received a set
back by straightout nominations. Cleve
land was indorsed and a free coinage reso
The Boyuton who got into trouble at
Rio Janeiro while trying to sink a rebel
ship with a torpedo boat was not Iioynton
the diving suit man, but Dr. C. E. Boyn
ton, a son of the bite Enoch Boyuton, of
Mrs. Bridget Gunn, of Eau Claire, Wis.,
sued the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis
and Omaha railway for damages for the
death of her husband on that road while
at work for the company and a jury has
awarded her $3,500.
In a football game between the Uni
versity of Michigan club and the Detroit
Athletics, the university won 0 to 0.
In the billiard match at New York be
tween th American champiou Ives and
the English champion Roberts, the latter
won by 1,622 points. The match was for
10,000 points and took a week to playv
Passengers on the Dutch vessel Rajah
Kangsee Atjeek csptured the ship on a
recent trip from Penang lo Acheen and
murdered the officers and crew twenty
five in all, obtaining by the act of piracy
5,000 guilders. The said passengers were
Acheenese who took passage for the pur
pose of capturing the veseel.
The Cunarder Lucania has the record
now both going and coming across
the Atl antic, having lowered the record
of the Paris thirty-nine minutes.
There was au increase of f 14,303,ss;-;.n the
volume of nnfional paper money circula
tion during September.
It is rumored at Milwaukee tha an
agreement between the Mitchell bank and
the heavy creditors will soou permit the
bank to resume.
After being tried in fifteen courts each
jury growing more lenient H. C. Pass
more, of Harrodsbur , Ky., has been ac
quitted of the murder of Richard Pax
ten, six years ago. The case has cost the
btate over K"ll,u0J.
Several Sepoys who rebelled in the Af
ghan army have K-en blown from the
mouths of cannon.
In the decision of a casp under the in
terstate commerce law. Judge Taft, of the
United Slates circuit court, has declared
that free cartage of goods bv a railroad is
Charles Chirk, a farm hand at Oakland,
Ills., has just died with rabies, the result
of the bite of .1 Guinea pig.
Fred S. Craft on, who murdered his mis
tress as alleged, although he claimed
that it was an accident at Des Moines,
has been grai.ted a new trial by the low
supreme court, because the newspapers
had tried the man before the courts got s
chance at him.
Jefferson Wallace, of Hiclmiond, Va ,
has challenged to mortal combat Presi
dent Bryan, of the Times Xewsp.iper com
pany, because of an item iu the paper.
Bryan had Wallace arrested for sending
Daisy Sanders, of Wameuo, K.is.,
stepped from one railway truck to anothet
to avoida locomotive and was cut to piece
by another locomotive wuicii she had
neither seen cor heard.
F.x-Postmaster Robertson, of Green Bay
Wis., tripped and fell while returning from
a hunt, and his gun was dist-'.argod, both
loads going into his a'tidoin.- i He will die.
At Keats. Kan., t wo t.raltis on the Rock
Island railway collided, and Mail Carrier
Lancaster was k;lle-'; George Ciisieuiori.
fireman, was f itally nun., and b itn engin
eers and a brakenat; injured severely.
Thtre is a prospect tor cory ne s from
Africa soon. The Mat.ibeies. a powerful and
warlike tribe, are marejiim: on the British
settlements, andthe British troops are pre
paring for the fray.
The diplomatic corps at Rto Ji-neiroi."
reported to have notified l'eixoto 1 ..at if I.t
does not retire from Rio the corps will
r.vognize the rebels as beli.geivitT .
It is estimated now tl at the let Scr.ati 1
Stanford's estate is worth all nt j Vi.',:ou,0'K
(UsmarcW Arrives nt Home.
HA.vmia;. Oct. .'.-Prince Bi-m.-m-k's
special train has reached FriedncLsruhe.
Bismarck had hardly felt the fatigue ol
the journey and as he stepped ou the plat
form was apparently in better spirits ui.m
at any previous time since the beginning
of his iliness. 11 is journey was a contin
Newspaper Change at Milwaukee.
Milwai wv.K, Wis., Oct. Si. Tne .Milwau
kee Daily Times, formerly The Madisou
Times, will appear as a morning paper iu
this city. The Times will be under the
editorial management of Clarence L.
Clark, until recently private secretary to
Mr. G. A. Stearns
Purifies the Blood
" I was attacked with a painful Itching and
Fwcllii';;. lied blotches came out oij my body.
I cou'd hardly see. Words cannot express my
siifTeriifj. When I had taken six bottles of
oil traces of the disease had disappeared, and I
am now perfectly well." G. A. Stearns,
Gravity, Iowa. lie sure to pet Hood's.
HOOD'S PILL8 cure all Liver Ills, Bilious
ness, Jaundice, Indigestion, Sick Headache.
Is Life Worth Uw?
That Depends Upon Yottr Health.
Wdi care you and keep you well.
For sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
The ladies of Davenport,
Rock Island, Moline and vicin
ity are invited to inspect our
stock of CLOAKS. Now is
the time to buy while assort
ments are complete.
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Peoria Cook and Ranges,
Tinware And Housk Furnishing Goods.
1612 second avenue.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
Always Keep Step 1 1 tho Times.
We have taken advantage of tte war now ragir-s
among the Etchitig Publishers, and will ee'l
Fifty Remarque Proof Etchings
At 2c Each, on Saturday, Sept. 25.
THIS IS FOR ONE DAY ONLY. We also havr
tome neve an3 fasty mculdiDgs suitable for framir
thm at a very low piice. Do not fail to keep step with
30urnt-igLb. lv, and come and secure cr.e of thes
pictures on a urdiy.
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the newest and latest e:v-
both foreign and domestic. !
styles are exclusively our '
Hundreds of trimmed h:f.- '
choose from, from the wry -expensive
to the richest inu '
Our Cloak Department is si..
to none. ' Having carcfur.y
lected our stock from the fa-hLu
' centers of the world, we arc pre
pared to thow a most c:er.r.;
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