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ROCK ISLL vol xlxii. ho 218 ROCK ISLAIiD, ILL., TUESDAY, JULY 2 1895. PBZ03 TXXBE3 VUX3 L "LIBERTY JAIL. Visit to E. V. Debs and His Fel low Prisoners. HOW TEE TIME GOES WITH THEM. Co-OpermtiTo Colony Organized ud Each Iy Devoted to a Regular CoartM of Ex rclM. Btnily and Debata on Sociological aad Other Questions American Kail waj l"nlon Pre.lit.ut Adopt tha Profae loa of Teacher Dally Bill at Far. Chicago, July 8 The "Cooperative Colony of Liberty Jail" that Is the name by which the seven United States prison crs now serving a six months' sentence In tho Mc Henry county jail at Woodstock, Ills., wish to bo remembered by the hordes of curious visitors who daily flock to tho quiet little town in the hope of catching s glimpse of tho famous labor leaders. A reporter was one of the aforesaid visitors and was directed to tho roar of the build ing by a bystander of whom ho asked where the jailor was to bo found. Fol lowing tho directions which were given him tho reporter mode his way to the rear of tho building and found himself in small inclosuro fenced In by the court houso and small outhouses and surround ed by a high iron fence. Lounging around in easy, picturosque attitudes wore a half dozen men, reading, smoking or exercis ing with chest weights. Granting by TUelr Imprisonment. They did not notico the approach of tha reporter, but upon being asked one of them directed him to the jailer's quarters by a wave of liis hand and a few words and Immediately turned to his paper. The jailer found and being informed of tho visitor's mission, he displayed no hesi tancy in talking of the life and habits of the prisoners In bis charge. "You want to know something about Debs and his associates," sid he; "well, there is a good deal about them that is interesting. They aro a fine lot of raon, and they have marked out for thcmsolves a course of study and recreation which will result in much benefit to them. They study and read most of tho time, and when not en gaged with their books they exercise and recreato in the jail corridor and court house yard." Introduced to tha Captives. At tho wish of the reporter the jailor Introduced him to the prisoners whowero In the yard. Those who wero thoro were James llogan. It. AV. Kogers, Boy M. Goodwin, and Sylvester Kclihor. All were willing to talk and spoke entertain ingly of their life in the jnll, and prac tically reiterated what the jailer had said about tho employment of thoir time. Jail life, they said, was net tho ideal life, but was not half as bad as imagined. Through tho open window EupenoV. ' Debt could bo scsn seated In the jail cor ridor. Ho was reading a Chicago paper and had his chair tipped back while his feet rested on the .Iron grating. Those who knew Mr. Debs would hardly recog nize him now. Debs Growing a Heard. ' A board, sandy In color and cut In the imperial style, covered his face which was fuller than when he left Chicago soma weeks ago. 11a looked the picture of health, as did all tho other prisoners ex cept Hums, who is suffering from a se vere cold. Alt the prisoners, except . Burns, have grown beards. After a short talk with the croup In- tho yard tho re porter Was rwrmlttu.1 to see tho sheriff. Ueorgo Kckcrt, who- allowed him to enter Debs' colL Dbs Was willing and anxious to talk and led the w.iy to tho dining " room, which tho sheriff had suggested as ' good ptsrsV for an interview. Arriving at tha room tho famous labor leader pointed to a clmir having broad arm rests, and said: "Thoro is a place for your copy pniMr, and you can write while 1 tulk. 1 supposo you want to know some thing about my life, so make ready and I'll Uro away." HOW THEY srESB TUEIK TIME. A Fvatatn Tii.it Kinbraeea Their Idea of ltenr;itse(l Society. Ho then proceeded to rnluto tho history of his life, and In a few moments had told tho most Interesting occurrences, "riince coming here," suid tho American Kail way Union president, "wo havo lived a studious life. Separated as wo aro from tho world we are enabled to concentrate our every thought on our studies, and I have accomplished more in that direction In a few weeks than I could In a year out In tho world. I know you will want to know how we put in our time. Well, wo have a perfect system, ono of our own invention and which carries out our Ideas of reorganized society. We have elected t Ulcers for our community. which we call the Co operative Colony of Liberty JalL Our officers consist of an inspector, a colonel and a professor. "Mr. Elliott Is Inspector, Mr. Hogan the colonel, Mr. Rogers the professor and I fill tho i Dice of plain teacher. At o'clock each morning Inspector ' Elliot calls tho colony and all are required to rise at the word. After washing we have an hour in which to exercise. Colonel Hogan drills us and we have become quite proficient in military manosuvers. We have but ano gun, Mr. Eckert'a army musket, but wo drill by turns. Mr. Hot bas become a very good soldier. At 7:30 o'clock we breakfast, our table being sol In the sheriff's dining room, and at this meal wo usually have a steak or chops, fried potatoes, bread, butter and coffee. "After breakfast we go back to the cor ridor, which wa call our study room, and . read and study until Our work Is In the lino of economics, sociology and history. Wa have about SnO volumes of the best works on these subjects and we are keeping them well thumbed. I eon' duct a class each morning and my charge are apt pupils.. At 12: li we leave off work and take our midday exercise in the jail yard. We run, walk and ue the dumb-bells and chest weights. At 1 have our dinner, and at thai meal we usually have a roast, vegetables, pastry cr pudding and cones. Alter Hi nuvr we read and study until o'clock, after which Colonel Hogan takes out his squad and drills It. Supper comes afW:.?j and we t have cold meat, mlik and bread. Our Itterarv exercise bjsln at 8 o'clock and lost until 10. 'lhe eurcisea usually take the form of a debate. Wo take some current labor question and discuss it from every point of view. Our next ques tion for debate i-: 'Kes.'lvcd, That tin tate bas a stronger claim on the child than It parents." -ir. rtogers tatcs the ammative side and Mr. Kelihcr the neg ative. After they flnisn ineir arguments 9 all join In the discussion. "I must tell you of our "fine system. We have a code of rule v-hlch every man must live up to. During tho drill hours Colonel Hogan impose punishment and fines on dolluqucnts. During the study hour I have the authority to do this, aud Inspector' Elliot and Vrutessor iiogerg jave their hour. e occasionally lock one of the colonv up in bis cell when be commits some infraction of the rules." DEBT INCREASE FOR A YEAR. Aggregates the Sum of 633,517.337 Other Fact fi J'i tha Treasury. WASIIIXGTOS. July 2. Tho monthly statement of the public debt shows tho debt on Juno 3-', l-3, the end of the fiscal year, to have K-on tl,0'.M,ui3l12)l exclusive of t57U,3i7,b33 in certificates and treasury notes in circulation offset by an equal amount of cash in tbe treasury, and ex clusive also of j .1,157,750 in bonds of tho last issue, whicii have not yet been de livered to the L )udon purchasers. Tho corresponding l'bt of June U0, 13.(1. was 11,018,817. 8 1, shewing an incrome for tho year, inclu Jin? bonus not yet delivered in London, of till. 173,001. Tho cash in the treasury, however, has increased dur ing the year frvm tll7.uKl,135 to tl'Ji.SJ), 103, a gain of JT7.io,7I7. The true public debt, including bonus not yet dellvcrcJ, less c ish in the treas ury, Is therefore tVJ3,83J,717, an m ceeaso for tho year of $XJ,5l7, 337. Tho pr.sent debt is recapitu lated as follows: Interest bearing debt, ITlO.SJi.iW; debt on which interest has ceased siiuv maturity. 1. .l-.O'.D; debt bearing no int-rest, :;70 S'JS.JfM; t'ltnl (ex clusive of builds not delivered), tl.U'jO, 913,12m. The c i-li in the treasury is classi fied as follows: Gold, tl55,Kli3 931; silver. (512,338,700; pnpor, Ilij.DJo.bNJ; bonds, disbursing ofliivra' balances, etc., fll!,Jj3,- li'l, making a total or ?ll,'I,'S(i,a)iaiiist which there are deiuuud liabilities amounting to itii5,&2t,u3.i. LIFE IN KENTUCKY WILD3. Scries of Tragf.lif s In Which Death Claims Two lieu and a Woman. HorKlssVlLLE, July 2. Xows has just reached hero of a terrible tragedy iu Trigg county Into Saturday evening. Frank Colston, a despcruto character re siding in that county, had a dilliculty with and shjt and severely wounded John Rhodes, a farmer of his neighbor hood. Another f irmer, named Ham mond, who was i7.-scnt and who was a friend of R'loJus, attempted to assist lihodes. CoMton then (-hot and instant ly killed Hai'iuiond before he could ren der any assistance) to hi wounded friend. For aomo ivason Colston, after wound ing Rhodes, did not shoot him again, probably thinking him dead. Colston did not attempt to escapo, nor did any ono attempt to arrest him, but ho went on wbero ho was going when the difficulty wa begun. A fow hours later Colston in company with a prostitute went to the house of another farmer. Tha farmer or dered the disperodit and tho woman to lea vo his place, ihey refused to do so and attacked the farmer, who secured a weapon and succeeded in killing both Colston and tho woman. The Defender Is Afloat. BRISTOL, K. I , July 2. At 8:40 o'clock yesterday afternoon, under the direction of Captain ."at llctrcshofl, the tug Right- arm began pulling three big hawsers fastened to tho Defender. For over a quarter of ai hour tho efforts of the tug wero without perceptible effect and then suddenly, a few moments before 3 o'clock. the boat sl:;ijcd off tho ways and floated into deep .uor amid the tooting of whis tles and th shouts of tho spectators. A diver examined her hull later and found that It wan no; damage! in the least by her forty-eight hours of "stuck In tho ways." loners! ot lien. Urern Clay Smith. Wasiusi.to.v, July 2 The funeral of General dreen Clay Smith occurred yesterday afternoon, the remains be ing lnt-erri-1 nt Arlington after brief ser vice at tin' Metronulitan Baptist church. The oerom jiiios were of the simplest character in accordance with a request of Ueucral Mintn. Delegations from the O. A. K., ami Union Veterans' union were present, and the Washington Cen tennial lolcc of Masons bad charge of the funeral. Sentenced To He Hanged Again. ATLASTA. July 2. Willie Myers, aged 19, who luroi Forest Crowley, a country merchant, to a lonely spot in the sub urbs of tk'i city eno day last September and murder, j him for his money, has been for the second timo sentenced to bo hanged, hu second trial, having resulted like the Crsr, in a verdict of guHty. Aug. 'i is t.'u date fixe J tor the execution. Flay the Itaaa Uall Expert. CHICAGO July 2. Following are tho scores made hy Luiguo base ball clubs: At Cleveland Pittsburg 4, Cleveland 6; at Washlti.-ton Baltimore 13, Washing ton It; at louisvulu Cincinnati 11, Lou isville J; at Philadelphia Boston 3, Pbiladelph.i 5; t Brooklyn New York 1, Brooklyn 7, at Chicago St. Louis 5,1 Chicago 17. Wanted cibbcms to Stay at Rama. LOXDOX, July 2. A special dispatch received hvre from Rome says that the pope has Im.ted Cardinal Gibbons to re side in Ronw and take part in the poli tic of the V ttican. It is added that Car dinal Gibbu j refused the offer of hi ho liness. Flght.cc Charley" a Caadldate. Losdos, ;aly ss. It is rumored that Ljrd. Char, j Bcresford has become a candidate fir parliament from the central division ot Bu-minskannv Lord Charles rBeresford his hold eat in parliament on. former occju.ons in tha Conservative in terest. ( i tg m Ujia Virginia. CHABLMa.x,Vuly-Ia . Vd X Morris rt, u wttdest f-ioit W tM eoutyv Jo Cook shot an "etaJosepk Moattt aiftour wounaW wri PLOTTING MURDER. Latest from the Scene of the Winnebago Land Fight. SETTLIE3 HOLD A SEC2ET MEETING And, sa It Is Allexed, Plan Another In famy similar ta tha Barret Scot I Case Obrctionaule Men To Va Beraeved. Prijert fur Mob Law In Kentucky Over an Attempt ta C ollect an Old Debt Wis. consin IUIiiibm Boraged. Sloes CUT, la., July 2. A special from Pender, Neb., to Tha Journal say there Is fear of a repetition of the Barrett Scott tragc.ly tuero as a result of tho Winno br.go land trouble. A secret meeting of settlers, it is claimod, was held Sunday niijlit ot which a plot was oitcred Into to "remove" two persons obnexious to the settlers on account of their activity in the land trouble In favor of tho Indians. The proceeilinps wero absolutely secret, but unougli leaked out to make tho Pender people apprehensive. Captain Bock, pre sumed to bo cue of the objects of the al leged conspirators' vengeance, is in the city ami was interviewed, lie declared ho discredited reports of any plots to do vio lence to himself or any ono else, but even if sueii a conspiracy existed ho was not worried, and will carry out his intention of dispossessing the illegal losso?. Another Spce'nl Kut So Cory. Omaha, July 2. A special to The Bee trom Pender. Nob , says: Yesterday was tho time tho war department end Cap tain BccU, tho U;naha und Winnebago Indian ne;crit, had agreed upon to begin the eviction tif 2J0 settlers whom Captain Beck claims nre illegally occupying tho Indian lands. Tho settlers were expecting trouble, but not prepared to resist tho armed Indian police with arnn. Itde velo;c,l that a large number of them had been over at tho agency to make leases with Captain Beck for the land which they are farming this year. Will One r-petulators m Warm Greeting. They state, almost without exception, that Captain Beck informed them that their lands had been -already leael to M.K light, As'iford, or some other land speculator. As a result tho renters have practically decided to stand together and make no leases with land speculators. They have orpanizad to protect them selves and crops and will usa all legal means ta hold possesion of tha land they now occupy. Tho land speculators will surely nii.-ot a Warm reception if thoy at tempt to dispossess the tenants. HENTUCKIANS KE.tUY FOR WAR. Will KnUt totlie Death, of Hie Other Fel-Ion-, Co.'lectiou ol a Debt. Asm.ANi, July 2. In Carter county there is intenso excitement because of the appcarunco of strangers, who acknowledge thoir mission to bo to collect tho fatuous railroad tax that has been in dispute fur forty years. This tax grows out nf tho nd issue of 175,000 to tho Klizibethtown u'nd Lexing ton ami Big Sandy railroad, from Lexing ton to Cattlcltsburg. Tho company, after securing the bands, abandoned the pro ject, selling the bonds at a liberal dis count to David Smton, a millionaire at Cincinnati. ' Tlirou?h a mistake ct tho county attor ney in drawing up tho contract tho road escaped tho liability for construction, and their refusal to meet their agreement gave rise to tho contest that has ever since been successfully maintained. All who voted tha binds, save a single resident of Carter county, nre dead, and 2,510 of the nmv generation havo organizod to re sist thn collection. Numerous attempts havo failel and it is now regarded as worth a man's lifo to attempt the collec tion. Two months ngo a deputy collector, after making a ltvy tpon the property, escaped being lynched by 60J pcnplo only by slipping oil in tho night. The men nre determine! that no -collection shall b) uiado and openly announcer it. If Peek and his deputies resort to impera tive measures there will ba bloody scenes. All that l ol ia the matter from nnlsis now is a doubt of tho siucerity of the col' lector and his allies. Fishermen awt armg Vengeance. Ashland, Wis.. July 2. Game Warden noodley went to Caequamagon Poiut and captured seventeen barrels of white tt-h under ono pound and arrested foar lishermen. Woodlcy is causing a great stir among the fishermen and hunters. They are swearing vengeance. The seizure was made undor tho fish law passed by the last legislature. Johnson Wins Over Sanger and Tyler, Tobosto, July 3. Five thousand pea plo saw the triangular match race on the Toronto Ferry company's neV board track between John S. Johnson, Walter Sanger and Harry Tyler. The match was for a purse of l,5'J0, best two in three heats. In the first heat Johnson won by less than 6 inches over Sanger, with Ty ler half a wheel further back; time, :59' i. Sec ,nd heat, same; time, 2:01 Representative Reman' Condition. Vandalia, Ills., July 3 Along with the other complications which huv.; arisen in Congressman Roman's condition is tho reappearance of Bright' disease, which has troubled him at intervals throughout his illness. It is doubted very much if he can stand another attack, as be is much weaker than when this trouble tirst made its appearance Whisky Trait Crmutrd Incorporation. SrmuFtEUi-, Ills , July 3. The secre tary uf siate has granted a license for the incorporation of the old whisky trust un der the name o the American Spirit Manufacturing company. Caolda'c Stop Progreaalva fcoeuro. Mr-mils. July 3 Dr. John A. Brooks, pastor of the Linden street Christian church, has resigned hi charge as a re sult of an unsuccessful crusade against progressive euchre. L-Hyixi.i pure blood is the cause ef boils. vunpies Ana other eruptions, itooa in - ... ... ... , SarsaparilU purifies the blood, and cares these troubles. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. Rni Ein, a Chinese, was ordained a minister of the University Place Presby terian church. Now fork. "Colonel Bob" Strong, executioner of Guiteao, riiad In Washington in his 80:h year. Frederick Youag, aged 12. took an in voluntary rido upward a mile and a half in a balloon at Neshamy Falls, Pa. He bung by bis feet most of the way. being entangled in t rops. The Stanford case decision will be car ried to the court of last resort, if need be. tho government's attorneys say. Truman Stewart s Indiana scheme for colonizing persona on o0J,000 acres of land In Tennessee has failed utterly. List Sunday was th "dryest" Sunday the New York barroom) havo ever known. Tho World's Students conference Is in session nt East Northflcld, Mass. Venezuelan rebels havo taken Merlda and shot the government com mandor, Col onel Garzi Heirs of L iu'.s Deno" havo begun ault to obtain heart-of-town proparty in St. LoulO.valued nt sevoral millions. Thl is claimed through French and Spanish grants and includes Shaw's gardens. Wesley McVcy, need i!& drowned w hilo bathing In tikunk river, near ' Ucd rick, la. Dr. Seaman, of Detroit, charged with the murder, by malpractice, of Emily HalL an English girl, has been cranted a new trial, the jury disagreeing. JuJgo Goggin, of Cr.icago, adjournod court and discharged jurymen and wit nesses becnno ho did not belie vo tho new indeterminate sentence law constitu tional. Other Chicago Judircs and law yers don't seem to agree with Goggin and say they cro not making laws, but enforcing them. Three unknown Huntvwero killol by the cars near Philiipsburg N. J. Two masked men keld up Hudson & Peters' gambling house at Tellu ride. Col , took all the in oney in sight, and escaped on horses. T. M. Hydock shot and killed a burglar. Charles Taylor, at Omaha. Fifty-flvo millions of money is lying idle in tho banks of the City of Mexico. Gladstone has returned from London to Hawardcn. The board of health is advised of two additional cases of smallpox at. Villa Ridge, Pulaski county, Ills. Im V. Olds and his wife, ot Galcsvillo, Wis., were probably fatally injured in a runaway accident. Lincoln lUuiinment Transfet Postponed. Springfield, Ills., July 2. Ycstcrdoy was the day when the transfer of the na tlonal Lincoln monument was to bo modo by the Monument association to the state, and arrangements had been modo for a public meeting in Representa tives' hall last night, at which the trans fer should be mode, but tho ceremony was postponed to lhatilglit of July tt. Cases Against Strikers D.stuissed. Sax Fbascisco, July 2. The cases against all the strikers, who wore indicted by tho federal grand jury lost September for obstructing the United States mail and Interfering with Interstate commerce. havo been dismissed iu the United States district court. . Rubbing It In" an tbo socialists. LoXDOX, July a. According to a dis patch received from Homo King Hum bert of Italy has bestowed the title of prince upon Premier Crispi as a protest against the repeated attacks mado upon him by socialists and others. International at-laoa Congress. Pak:s, July 3. Mr. Randall was elected vice president for Artierica at the session of tho International Penitentiary con gress, now sitting at the Sorbuune. Gen eral Brinkcrboff, of Mansfield, O , Is among tho vio presidents of sections. Mis. Leaaa In a Syrian Custnine. Wicuita, Kas.. July i Something of a sensation was caused in this city by Mrs. Mary Ellen Lease swinging into the main thoroughfare of the city riding a bicycle and elaborately dressed lu Syrian cos tume, including large trousers buckled. Orgsn crd ta Umlil street Itallways. SrKisiiFiLi.it, Ills., July 3 The secre tary of state bus granted a license for the incorporation of tho, Chicago -W estcrn Electric retrect Railway company; capital stock, 15,000,000. Its object is to erect and opcrato electric street railways in the counii.e of Cook. Dupage, Lnke, Kane audWilL - . Site for a New Normal school. SriU.VuFlHLD, Ills., July 3. The trust ees havo completed a tour of inspection of sites offered nt Rockford, Oregon, Polo, Fulton City, and DeKalb for the location of the new northern Illinois Normal school. Thi board will meet July 15 in Chicago and decide cn a site. Retlrrd Miabter Killed by a Train. BLissFlEl.DMich., July 3 Rev. H. N. B.own, a retired M. K clergyman, prom inent In Detroit aud other Michigan cities for forty years, was struck and instantly killed by a locomotlvo while walking on tho Lake Saore railroad track last evening. . Ateolutsly Pure. A trmrn of tartar kmkaM ptwder. Hlgnect of all la leaveninc ft rrn it .ateX Cuittd State 1 -.. j 1 Uoth. Rakixs Vowdck Co.. IOC Tall St, M. T. PSUSIB i THE At prices absolutely unmatchable. All the novelties and fads in Suits, Coats and Vests. Negligee Shirts, Thin Trousers, etc. We also offer today 25 dozen i Yeddo Hats at 33c Each. They won't last long. Come early. BIG STORE. 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The product is the very best Beer is bottled at the brewery and delivered to any part of the tri-cities, atf Jie ordered direct from the head offices c line avenue by Telephone. L See our New And Latest Suits. Our purpose in advertising b to let everybody who buys clothing that is all mankind here about know that our suitings are in, and the finest ever displayed in the city. You are respectfully invited to call and see the latest in patterns and styles. 5 , Call and leave your order. J. B. ZIMMER; Star Block, opposite Harper House Call for Rock Island Brewing Co Beer. t 43