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VOL XI.TTT. HO 98 BOCK ISLAHD, ILL.; TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 1395. FBIC3 TIHLE3 GZ3T3. RUDDER OX STRIKE That Was the Matter with the Liner La Gascogne. BATE IN THE HAT? ROB OF BEWYOBX. After a Fuwp Across Old Oetu Fraurht -with Peril to Uer Hundreds of Fswgcen Comes Into Port im Compa.Br with H Anchor Liner Joyful News to the AasW ons Hniuirrds with Friends on Board Scene In the Company's Ofllce. Xew York, Feb. 12. With throe tugs banging on behind, doing the duty of a rudder. La Cascogne, tho French liner whow missing condition has mnde so many hearts heavy for a week, swung into quarters outside tho bar at Sandy Hook last night at 11:21 with all on board well, and tho words "Thank GouT' wcto on the lips of hundreds who had relatives on board and in the hearts of thousands of others who had no inter est in the ship's fate save that which prung from human sympathy. It was 4:15 p. m. when La Gascogne was first sighted off Firo Island and C:3u before the lookout was sure it was her. Conld Sat Make Out Uer Signals. Ehe was proceeding very slowly and accompanied by two other steamers, one apparently an Anchor liner. She dis played signals, but in the failing light they could not bo made out from the sta tion on Firo Island. Her French flag was made out soon after the vessel caiuo into view, and as no other vessel of that lino was due thiro was little doubt of her identity, and it probably would never have been ourstioLcl bnt that her long delay had led shipping men to believe that if sho was stiil nfluat she Tvould first be heard of from some other port. The hope was strcnptlit-m.-tl when it was seen that the vessel ha 1 two masts and two rci funntls. blnck-t ippcd. (ooU ws spreads Rapidly. he dropped anchor off t;p bar till morn ing, and did nut reach herdocic untilneariy noon today, Hut she was snfi!. It did not tnke Ions for tho news from tho watcher fit Fire Isl:m I to spread over the city, and Soon the ofllccs were crowded with eople wailing for a verification of the report. The next dispittch came Irom Fire Island, . to the effect that the operator there was almost sum that the boat was the missing te:imer. The next tlispitch hroucbt the el 1 tlilingn that Ivs tiaseogne was safe, nJ told that the tvaon of h r delay, as explained by three rwl lights she was showing, was "stci-rinirircer out of order." (ireatrst Kxritrauenl lor Two Years. Not since tho L'nibria was reported two years ago after a perilous voyace across the Atlantic with a broken shaft has there been such excitement in this city as last evening. In every hotel, in every club, in alimxit every home in the city tho Sole topic of conversation was the arrival -of tbo ship, tho hopo of whom rescno from the terriiic storms whicS have cans -d such terriidn dUasters in the maritime world hail almost drserted the hearts of the most sanguine. Laogtird and Wept with Joy. The news spread quickly through the city. Hundreds of persons liesiczed the pier of the company as though thy ex Ihcte.l that La (lascogne would in an hour or two be moored at her dock. TliU crowd was reinforced every moment. Friends of French passengers fired query after query at Mr. West, tho suix'rin ten lent of the line. The only informa tion vouchsafed them was that the ship was safe. Tin y shook hands with each other and laughed and wept with joy. Over a thousand people decided on stay- In; on i tie oocK until la lusc-nrno ar rived and it was only when a conspicuous announcement was posted on the outsitles of th" rompanv's pier that she would not leave quarantine until morning that tho anxious watehers slowly went to their homes. The rejoicing was naturally greatest in the French quarter. Tho heroism of La (t.-iscomip's captain was lauded, the ButTcriitgs of her passengers, the probabil ities of numerous accidents were all enu merated over and over n:r:iin, but the ono great feeling was that of joy at what was considered by all nothinir less than a mir- ac'e. At the Hotel Martin, tho will known Frenvh resort, tho cuests in tho uinmg rooms and the corridors spoke of nothing rise;. Simo if the Uascogne's pass-njnT were known to many of them.' Two of them, M. Kavier and M. Kibon, were irut'stft ir the hotel two years airo and are well remembered by Its frequent NEWS MAKES STRONG MEN WEEP, While Agent Forget forget His Dignity ami IKies Some Capers, The nws that La liasconne had been Sighted was received with the ereafest cs ritenicnt at the ollice of the t rench lino in Howling tjiwn. The cabin oflias was crowded with anxious inquirers who have relatives and friends on board the steam cr. They had been standing around with pale faces expecting at any moment to hear tho worst. When the word came th.it the thlp was safo for a moment stiil nes reigned, which was almost painful in its intensity. Apent Forg-t for a moment was ren '..red smvehh-ss. which cviiiuntvil how Carbanttr Lars as Hen's Fiff-I Mrs. Xaxmk ioruM.x, of it uNrfcrOZc, K. iv atlu.ai a.. i. jib Van a-aaaftxal ana fosttui Cel. T. V. Korz. t.r MVat i'wil, Va was fcisj op with cartiuiiele. the Wf-rsi that 1 etersnar. lie tried everything be beard of. bis dex-tor nuii ui noiams; lor Dim. Unci six or sevea cartunelcs at a time, as lurjn-asbfD'a ejnrs. He a-. so wink anu mifTer'l so mech he could not m-al a step. In l-'.i he had bis bed put in tbe n;idole ot Ins room, and sot on it to die. Nc ooe ex pwted faini : -1 iXZJ iizafii K si well, He mar - vSJtf5; if Neslieal luscoverr . V'gf''-r a-lvw-d for ail Mood tiisimii rs. U fore bo had taken half -a-bottle of 'lnseor. erv " thi r tw mc t Cou T. r. Focc roawar. Two NHtleertt:nly cured inn. lie Is mm 7; Te&rs.oM. aud .oju good hvcilh." PIERCE .CURE OS XOSLI IS BUIROEBl It -::v. anxious lie had been for the satety ot trie steamer. Then he regained himself and became wildly hilarious. He shoutod, ran here and there, grasping the hand of this one and that one, and fairly jumped up and down over the floor amid the excite ment of the moment. Then he put on his coat and started for the French line w .. . 7""V . a cub; avi ucua m irauuicsa tor uajs vr take him to meet La Gascogne should she be sighted. Several of the anxious ones waiting for news started from the office to board tho tug with Forcet. Many wet eyes conld be seen in the French line office when the good news was ascertained and the tears were not from the eyes of women alone Strong men wept as little children. The strain of days of worry had been too much for them. One man, Mr. Kiehe, broke down completely and sobbed as if his heart would break. Mr. Kiehe has three daughters on board La Gascogne. As soon as Forget arrived at tno dock: two tugs chartered beforehand were promptly ordered to get ready to force their way through the ice and down the bay. The first tug, the Louis 1'aulver, carried M. Forget and three influential members of tho French colony down to San.iv Hook. The second boat, Kdwin M. Millard, which left New York at 8 p. m., was placed at the disposal of the press by the French line, and carried down to quarantine about fifty newspaper men to add to the fifty already there, backing up fifty others who were on board tugs cruis ing about among the ice fljes of the lower bay. Tho trip down to Quarantine in the moonlight, crashing through the lee, buf feting into the Arctic wind blowing was delightfully bracing experience in 6pite Of the cold. One aud all seemed to feel tho excitement of the moment, tho joy feit -tt tho receipt of the news telling of tho rescue, aopnrantly from a terrible calamity, of about 4V souls and a splendid ocean steamship valued at about f l,QW,uuu and havinir on hoa-d a cargo valued at about j.VJ),!io. Therefore what mattered it if tiie interior of tho little tug's pilot house was like an ice chest and that one's breath froze ail over his face? THE SCENE AT QUARANTINE. Iiou Newspaper Men Join in Singing Nearer, 3Iy God, to Thee. All was light and jollity at Quarantine. The new and hundsome buildings devoted to the use of the Associated Press ship news offi and the ofQce of the health of ficer of the port of Xew York were blazing with electric lights aud alive with news paper men who carried their enthusiasm to tho extent of gatberingon the pier-head to tho number of, say loO, and singing more or less melodiously "Nearer, My God. to Thee." It was quite touching, so much so that two tug boat captains a!d four deckhands were cor. verted on the spot and joined in the singing with fervor. Picket were ported on every hill and a close watch was kept on the telegraph ofli-e nnd telephone room, for with nil tho enthusiasm the gentlemen of tho press were on toe watch f r the sngrrtest crumli of news. One light down the bsy was watched With anxious Interest. Kvery ru- mot was carefully sifted and chronicled; every echo of a report wa investigated, and little mom cou'd b gathered than ! th,,re W l8 goI1(, niistakc ab;mt tlu. ppprg tho dull fact that away off lire Island ! and t!icV had to be st ut back. She had steamer, apparently disabled, was slowly. anilstako j pitting a .000 instead painfully threading her way to port and of a j-1MJ poller. Ho was quito angry and under her own steam at that That wasK1,a. .j,n h.-V'ho hardlv ever swore the milk in the coeoanut. ' ihu I'll Llll h. p m.t mrhn. if T The tugs steamed along to the bar. and nnauy arnvca aiong.meoi " :"-! Her passengers were all on deck, some of t'lem singing and most of them cheering as person are wont to do .when their minus are smmeniy r. t.rvc-1 oi a neavy strain. For thirteen days or a voyage lasting sixteen days the ship had lieen disabled, one of her main piston rods hav ing bruken on her third day cut from Havre. For sixteen hours on that fateful third day the vessel was hove tfo while the break wasoe.iig repaireo. it .was eomparaiive- ly g.iotl weather when tae i.reaK occurreu, I u.,y thllt th(. noto8 S;KIloli. Tho next but the steamer was doomed to run lnlu ! tillc llarrMrafl j'tl) ,, uffi ho asU,.a some of the nastiest or her voyae. hen f mu u u wasn't til!le tJ gacridee tho uress the break had been repaired the steamer mai;t.r. I ttaid: 'Harry, vou an; not going prmi-eded on her way. but under greatly t( tai the dressmaker, are vou?' Ho said: reduced siiet-d. When near the banks of Newfoundland La (i iscone ran into a gale that increased to hurricane fvirec. When off Sable island Feb. 5 the ma chinery broke down a.'ain nnd the steam er was hove to again, this time for forty one hours. During nil this per,0I tao eni nes did not make a sinulo revolution. When the second repairs had been made the steamer started ahead once more until still further reduced power and headed t jward the Long Island coist. It is a re markable fact that during tho entire voy age across the Atlantic La, Gascogne did not siht a steamer until sho passed one bonnd for Philadelphia late on Sunday. EverylKxly on lonrd tho La Gascogne is reported all riirht. In answer to queries from the tug the steamer said that at no time were they in danger, although the." c.iO'mtend terriiic gales. PULLMAN READY TO TESTIFY. lirrak in the Deb Trial Rerane a Juror Is Kick with the Grip. Chicago, Feb. Ii The IX1m trial is hung up because one of tbo jurors is sick alied so ill that Judge Grosscup says he will not bo able to take further part in this trial. The judgesaid that if the juror were his father ho would not want him to get out of bed for at least two weeks, and then he would not be able to do jury duty for several weeks more. learning tne wnereanonrs oi ir.orge M. Pu'lman, whoso employes acted so mysteri-Hi'dy, John S. ltunnells, counsel f r the Puilman corporation, says: "There has been an entirely unnecessary amount of criticism concerning Mr. Pullman's ab sence. In the first place I want to say that I was called onto! town on the company's business last Saturday week Mr. Pull man left the city on Tuesday moraine for New York, and np to that time neither he nor I ha t the slightest intimation that his presence in I he trial was beiug souirht for. I am further willing t J b qotei as raying that Mr. Pullman is entirely willing to give h s tesu.ticnj in the r "-.-. and that a subrorna would secure the same atten tion lroin him as from any othjr cit.ien." Parks1 Tea is a great blood puridtr and cleanser. A pleasant herb drink which moves the bowels without pain. eripin or discomfort. Sold by Hartz & Ullemeyer. A DRY'S EVrDEXCE. He Tells a (Remarkable Story of His Brother. Vt i tFt- iiM:i.AKr.- him l.iiitiM i 111 And the Jadce Intimates That the Frls enei's Attortey Are Not Entirely Saae, ta Which Erwis Take Kxcepthm Strange Way la Whtefc Harry Bayarard Talked of Maxderina; Kate Gins and of Bow Bo Bad Killed Utber reople. Mixxeapolis, Feb. 13. In the Hay ward murder case Adry Hay ward, broth er of the man accused of murdering Cath arine Ging, was called to the stand and a buzz of subdued interest went around tho court room. He stated that Harry had told him that he gambled some. He had told him of having loaned money for Miss Ging and having gambled with hcrmoney. At this point Mr. Erwin arose and im pressively said: N "I wish to enter an objection here. The witness has a delusion on this sub joct, and is, in fact, insane." "I don't sec," said the court, "that he's . any more insane than some of the attor . ii neys in this caso." "I take an exception to the court's rul ing," retorted Erwin, ""and to the court's remark before this jury." With that remark he sat down and the examination proceeded. "About the middle of September ho asked me if I wanted to make good money. I said yes, and he said I could g;t about &,UU0 if I was not too particular. He asked me if I was willini to kill a woman for fi,0i. I said I wasn't willing to kill any holy. Count Kill Her In a Hack-. "He said it was easy to do it and no body would bo suspicious of me, as they only looked up a set of criminals who had been convicted of crime before. After that he said he knew a hackman that would do anything for him. He said it would be easy to kill her in a hack, and if necessary the hackmau could bo killed, too. After that ho susgystcd getting her drowned in a lake, but that looked too much like suicide, and ho gave it up. Then he wondered how she would fall if he took her buggy riuing and they should strike a bowlder; whether she would fall in or out. Alter that he talked about getting her tangled up in tho lines and having tho horse run away." And then he told how on the morning of Nov. 6 Harry had come to his H it. "He took out a package of money," con tinued Adry, "and asked me if my vault vras ox n. I said no. It was election day. I went with him to breakfast, nnd he said to say nothing of the money, as he was supposed to lw broke. He also showed mo a pawn ticket and thr.-o diamond rings. Then he said he was through with me and that I hadn't any nerve. He had f i n 1 1 1 1 1 a nun tirivte vhn hail mitVi n rt cx-ioiiccmaii nameu .oiixb, Caned the Dressmaker. Turning totlic question of life insurance the witnesssaid: "He said the dressmaker ,, ', i,- i . (, v,., v..-b- i.ir.. ,i hud . ,.1;,;ilination nll rlc!lt ,)Ut i don't ever get a cent. 111 get more out of it uw that she's maile such a bull out ; of it . Tbt.n h(, wt.nt Jnto f;lt ,., 0lIi na made out three notes on blank forms, j Thl, wc(Ij fci,,lun. on a atUrdav. H.trrr toi j. ..... ,!... dressmaker was cumimr and sam: i guess i ii nave you sign mem as a witness.' 1 said: "I guess not. I won t have anything to do with it.' Then Harry said: 'I'll get Jack for ono then, aud Ulixt for the other. If you don't want to sign tlieiu you'd better get out of here.' I then left to do some collecting and went hoTOO t4 luncheon. He told mo on Mon i es, we are. she'll have to bo the victim this time.' Had Killed Other People. "He said," went on the witness, "that ho had killed two persons in the east aud he h!id killed third, but he stopped there aud wouldn't say anything more. He also said he had c.iused a lire in the east where the less was $1.",(M. He said ho got f2 lor doing it. Ho said thorj was ' nothing in haunting people. I had told mm ii lie kuicu ner sue wouiu nauut iziui. He said: 'People may dream of such things, bnt if you had any nerve yon would go out and kill somcoody. It don't make any difference who, so you kill somcbodv. Kill a cripple. It's better for i them to die than to live any way. Go out ! and kill some ono and I will g:vo you nJ.' I akcd him how he would know that I had d me it, and he said he would see it in the papers. I said I would not do it. That was the last conversation I had with him. 1 didn't want to say anything about it as it was a family nflair, but I went and told Elder Stewart." isht of tlie M order. "Shortly after half-past 7 on tho night of the murder Harry cams to lay fiat and ' asked me for . I gave it to him, and i then he said: 'You'd better go to tho thea ter tonight, lake your wile and go. ! Something i going to happen.' He was a . little excited it was one of the few times J i t.ver raw him excited. I took him by the arm and tried to detain him. Ho shook ' himself loose and said: 'I ve no time to fool now. I'm in a hurry. -My wife and I then went to her father's. When we got home, or shortly afterwards, I heard a quick step in tha hallway and then saw a light in Harry's room. I heard nothing more until & in the morning when Harry came to the door and said, 'something has happened. Miss Ging has been mur dered. She was found stone dead in tha road near Lake Calhoun.' He asked mo to come to his flat, and I did so. He got out his Colt's revolver and cleaned it. There was very little dirt on it. As he was doing this he said, 'It's jnst like picking np money.' Then he lay down on the hiumco with his overcoat over Litu. I went back to my flat." Th trial of Jordan, Annie M money and Jersey for the murd.ir of Janitor Barnes is now proceeding at Chicairo. Tbe ta-sLimony does not differ materially from the story of tbe murder as told in the dis patches. TRIED TO KILL GLEASON. aiai aarewxicaieei jaaai Attempts to jsarawr the Ex-Xayar. New TOBK, Feb. 12. John Griffin, formerly a motonnan on the Calvary cemetery line, owned and operated by ex- to snoot the latter. Griflin asked the ex- mayor for a recommendation, and, being 7M EX-MAYOR GLEASON, refused for the reason that he was intoxi cated, drew a revolver and palled the rigger twice. The cartridgos failed to explode. Night Watchman Dowling gained possession of the pi?tol, keeping the man a prisoner until the arrival of the police. THE CASE OF J. CRANSTON. State Department Will Take Tigorotu Measures In tho I'remises. Washisgtox, Feb. 12. The state de partment will proceed, to take vigorous measures in the case of J. Cranston, who arrived at Vancouver on the Warrimoo, an exile from Hawaii. - A brief .state ment of his case has been received at the state department frm the United States commercial agent at Vancouver, alleging that Cranston is an American citizen; that he was guiltless of any participation In the rebellion and that ho was forcibly placed n board the steamer an 1 exiled without any trial and to his severe pecuni ary loss. It will be necessary in order to make out a case against tho Hawaiian govern ment to substantiate Cranston's state ment at every point According to his own story Minister Willis f ook his deposi tion before ho was ejected from Hawaii and the minister is doubtless fully inves tigating the matter there. Should Cran ston's assertions bo liorno out by this in quiry there cau bo little question that lie will have a good claim for indemnity against the Hawaiian government and it will be the duty of our state department to iusist upon a settlement. WANT BETTER GOVERNMENT. Agitation for Municipal Investigation at San 1'raneiaco. Sax Fbaxc'so. Feb. U Tho agita tion for a legislative commission to in vestigate oflieiul corruption in this city received an added impetus at tho grsut Motropclitnn temple innssmccting. Tho good effects of the meeting wero apparent all day and tbe Wuymiro bill was theone theme of conversation among tho many thousands who have awakened to tho problem of better government. Motro polital temple was thronged with men and women who came to hear the prob lem of "G..l Citizenship, which wns the tonic of Huv. W. It. liood man's ud- dress. Tho speaker Is a new factor in tho movement, having recently come from C hicago to this statu- an.l from Los An geles to this city, where ha h i I been in stalled as pastor of tl:e California Street M thodist church. At nearly all the churches tho mini-tcr tojk occasion to speak of the proposed investigation and to approve of it. Telegrams havo b.ten received from Dr. Park hurst. Clarem-o Lexow, nnd John W. Uoff indorsing tho plaus of the local reformers. Chicago l'arkiiif; 4a:ie Mtlrder. CiHCACO, Feb. 12. The trial of Edward Jordan and Annie Mahoucy for the mur der of Ja:;it;r Barnes is now on. Tho b'ood stained pa cking casj in which tho hacked body of Ii irni-s of the Hiawatha flats was piacxl, tegether with tho ax wielded by Edward Jordan, nnd tho car- ret strips which v.ere nsil to cover the body were brought into Judge Freeman's court and placed squarely in Irout of tho jurors. Jordan winced iicrceptibly when he beheld four big policemen In the act o! carry inji the. box nnd contents into tho courtroom, but recovered his cold nerve immediately. The opening address to tho jury was then mndu. Let Ihe h. rill l.o a llrttcr Jub. New ai:k, N. J., Feb. Ii. Joseph Caur- tor shot his wife us she lay asleep with her child. Two shots wero lirud. ono bullet lodging in tho woman's intestin.-s. After thesHoottn r Courier cut his own throat with a razor, but the wound is not re garded as dangerous. Airs. Courtcr caa- uot recover. 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The excursions have a two-fold object, first to carry people to the garden spot of this country; second, if this decent from desolate winter into rosy June delights the traveler, we are prepared to show lands in the Santa Clara Valley, ranging in price from $65 to $100 per acre, of which any 20 acre patch will yield a royal income when planted with olives, prunes, etc.. etc. Terms of sale one-fourth clown, balance on or before six years, or if you prefer, $10 per month until paid. We make a rebate on railroad tickets to all purchasers of land. For further particulars apply to J. C. RASHUSSEU or HEIDI BROS. ROCK ISLAM). ILL. Hard and Soft Coal. Job Printing. Rubber Stamps. Electro Plates. Engraving1, Rul ing, Binding, Etc. Iron and Flexible Cement Roofings. CO ro 03 LLi LOW Dress Makers and Seamstresses Attend Madame Kellogg's school of Dress Gutting. No re-fitting. No re-basting. No paste-board chart or model, but a Genuine Tailor System, Such as our Merchant Tailors use. 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