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THE HOCK ISLAND ATIGTJS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1888.
THE DAILY Al.UUfe JOHN W POTTER. Wbdkbsoat, December 36 1S88. "JIULTLM IN PARVO." i The) weekly Bndset ortlntereatlna; f IB V. ... .. 1 -.. SpruMlent.t - ,; A J091.VS. Dec. 84 Being in Sue coun ty, Iiwa, I was informed that the com missioner svslem worked well there economical, and thai the board gen-Jv- erally consisted of intelligent farmers it. nowever, these three commissioners as a rule are cily men who would work for the interests of and building up of the cities at the expense of the rural districts, that would be ''taxation with out representation" and with the ave rage American would become Tery un popular. There 1b one very popular sen timent in. the county, namely; that eaeliiown shall keep its own ooor. There was a well filled Christmas tree t Z ima Methodist church. There whs sinking, reciting and tableaux. The beans of the children were made glad as tbe presents were districted. The building was well filled with an inter ested audience. The Rev. Mr. McCurd, of Mcdine, was present. Mr. Sherman JeHrte and M. C. Searle, -"'u oi junge oearle, ot tonhne who are popi, r.f tne isw school t I.iwa City are Tisit'jiir ann snemlinn their rhri.i- ""Sacaliiin with Mr (' l Hnhhort 'jostyn. Although it was not expected that Mr. ii,-h. Ii.. 1 t.i e ..... v f toe urease from which lie was suff-ring. m nevertheless his friends and neigbhon 'ere taken by surprise when they heard of Its ueatu. lie was a man that was wel own iu this and adjoining tnwuships. i possessed of many nond points and Lvtry connderate and accommodat 1 have been acquainted with him I'las resided upon and owned quite a W uuiotier ol larms. He his made it Vv Pr"1ti'ie to buy and sell. At one time 0 resided in Port Byron ba7in pur ged en interest in a store. Several rs ago he deeded must of his lands property to his children and is still atdsome amount in notes and other perly to be disposed of. He was al- IfelV l-;,kDown to he very economical $4 i r c "A KING AMONG HOGS.' V " 1 i i is rti!ly intended to circulate peti tions for signatures of those who are fnvjorhble for a chr ni:e from our present supervisor system, to tlml of bavins simply three commissioners to attend to thecouniy's business. It seems to me tbit tbc matter outrlu to be thoroughly ven tilaled, and discussed, so tbit the peti tions mav be sitrned understand, ntjly. If Mr. Seville Johnston will answer the question "why acbunife is contemplated." it msy lead to somrtbios; being said cm both sids of the question which nviy be instructive. There are thoe who aay that "the three Commissioners would be more exieuaire than our present sys tem." Id rcswer to th(, I woulu say that the law in Iowa tixes the per diem and only allows the commissioners a cer tain number of days in which to transact the business, accord ins; to the number of inhabitants. It is stated that a prosecuting attorney in a certain countv in Kansas forclosed eighty mortuaget during th single month of October lat. These mnrr traces were held by e as tern capital !..$ fnd the title uf tbowe eighty Nrms went from the meo wImi had toiled pir years to make homes for !tit nisei ves and their families to tiioae trasiern money kim:s, while the farmers wiit out in the world penny les. According to a repent report male by the bureau of Mhtr statis tics, about 90.0 HI farms in Illinois are covered with niortiraijps amounting to about l23.'W.0tHi. It has been asked. "What do thete thinsrsmean? Why is it that the money kius of the east are so rapidly becoming the land kiuys of the west? Why is it that the very urainery of the nation n eo rapidly becoming impoverished? The weft is intrinsically the richest portion of the country. O h', er things beinj; equal the east ought to pay tribute to the west. Why is it that the most sterile, unproductive portion of the country should be the home of the money lords, while the ricti valley of the Mississippi is plastered over with roort pKs?" Is not the explanation in the fact that the prge manufacturing inter efs in the eat are protected by hUh tar iff laws, while tin farmer of the west is compelled to seli in an unprotected -market? Are not farmers the most bum buL'kd class of people in the country? Are they not made U believe that high tarn" is their greatest friend, when, as a niaiter of fact.it is their worst enemy? Do tiiey not put money into the pockets of eastern manufacturers by paying pro tected prices for almost everything which they buy. and tbo-ut eastern manufactur ers send tht s-tme money back to the farmers in exchange for mortirffes on their fKrms? Do not they then foreclose these tnorfL'atfes'.' Mtist not such an abominable system come to aa end some time? HOME LIFE OF BARNES GREELEY, ThE GREAT EDITOR'S BROTHER. A Perfect Picture at Cmtteutinvnt Hupp; with Hii pigs mid Chirkem Likes Neither Water Nor Whisky A PaUnr t Ctty I. If. Pftmle driving out of Corry, fivt miles over the brdfr into iVarren county, nme to the small villngp of Cohimlms and there pass a largo framo farm hnut. thcd(rs and win dows of which are always ni.le opL-n in warm weather The floors are imenrtvted, ad pips, chick ens and ducks wander in ami out of the building at wiU. Tim tenant himself, a tall man, white haired, and quaint ia Bn;-iin:i,e, who in nw nenriy veara of a e. may f-vquwitly. on a ramty afrcninon, tp? svn stretched out ,mi the flooi tus iare fe-.-t sri.-kiri' out of the front d-xr, with :i news.;nT covering his face to keep oft" th fli-v. in a s.mi:d slwp of rural comfort and uns-'nhisticfiHi rest. This reniai kahlf i:i.'.t i is Barnes Greeley, the only broth.-r of the only Horace Greeley, who for Mxty-fivo eiii-s has lived on this farm, and is the last surviving member of his f::n-.ily When Harms Greoleyis awake his many eccentricities, his unfailing p'kkI nature, bis abundant liherality. as well as bis intelll gence ar:d warmhpnrUil frit-iidhness, which are well known and wpprcciated for miles ai-ound. make Irm a favorite with his neigh bors. His friends and, by the way, he does not seem to have an Miemy tell many kindly anecdotes of this remarkable old man and his many peciUi antics. Tht? farm on which he Uvps is a largn and fertilo one and would Ion;; ao have made a thrntier man independently rich, but Mr. Ureeley seems ro care to make onlv a living out of it and is happy and content in tbe familiar company of his pis and poultry, of wntcn ne is very ronn THE EDITOR a POOR SPORTSMAN. Many years aro. when Horace Greeley and Barnes w?re boys tocilicr on the farm, which w:is thou in a v-r y wild district, and years IWitre (. orry b. - ame the prosperous place it now is, the form - who had pone to th east to s.vk the f-:r.:o ai:d fortune be achit-vt d and was !. i r: ; t la pri liter's trade, wou id come ror a vacation, and the two would gnf.fT fishing ai'd hunting to- p-th'T. Hie primer';, aonivntiee then, ac cording to his brothe:-, as awkward in th forest as Barnes was in a uarlor. Horace never had anv hii'i; v.-ith his rod or his pun. He never j:-r, a bite in the trout brottft ftjii) oould!i'i. I'i toiie!jin a wii,i rM Barnes, hov;ev-r, equally ennu- home wi or ri:?h, friq::.nth hri: faiik or a doe. Kvt'u in th?e day-; 11 aintntu-'n. and in tiicjr ! "it rho w-i.vls would uuf-'M 1 to attain future rreartiess. l. ly of a barn, not a fine sportsman and provid-d with grame duwii an antlercd rac was full of y tramps through is bri'-it scheme5 His sympathetic 1 llcvfii'' of Flame. Another Steamer Holocaust on the Mississippi. THIRTY PEOPLE BURN AND DROWN. Agonizing Death of Several of the Vic tims, Who Are Slowly Eoasttd. Cotton Again lit. f:aii.n f the f.'atatlrnphn Huw tlin Capiitio Mnt an A wf nl .'atn. HILLSDALE. II.i.lsdai.e, Dec. 25. MUs Ada Bell, of Kock Island, in visit in; at Vm. Mill1'. blla tarn anU ora WcMurpijv re home frrun Geneeo !o .;)cn'l the bolj- The M. W. A. will hold an important meeting at HiilnJale at one p. m., Satur day. Dec 21. Tiliie Larson returned from Oh i -cago lat Saturduy D;tjht to apcnil the Lolidays. Mm. Cassius tit-nufij; ia very ick. The cause of illness is erysipelas, f r. IJrown er is attendinif. Look out for weddings they will be thick and fast the next, few davs. Farms are beitiK rented by several simple mj.-n. Hillsdale has a ucw industry now. Win. Schook is buying dead roosters. We do not know how or where he disposes of th m. Last Thursday Mr. Cha. II. tuick was married to Mis Finnic Phillips of Ci-rdova. He and his broJlier J. VV. are going to start an art aid photographic gallery in Cordova. There watt a surprise on Mr. and Mrs. J I. Sanders lust Thursday it was their fl'teenth anniversary. A Urge number were present and some handsome and usdful presents were given. Dr. J. M. B. rirunerand Mrs. N. J. Hubbard were married at. the residence of Mrs. Voberg by Kev. Harper, of Port Byron, to-day. Trie groom is a rising young phvsicrtn of Port Byron. Wit., Schmall familiarly known an Moody, is here from Kannas where be went several years ago and bought a large tract of land. We except to hear of a Port Byrou dressmaker leaving for Kansas ere a great while. Kclimall form erly lived in this vicinity. Tbe Christmas tree at Bethel waa a Fplemlid sucreK- notwitbstauding the inclement weaih. i, ti;o bouse was crowd ed. There were some very nice presents on the tree which tilled almost tbe entire end of tbe cburcb. The tree was loaded and many presents were piled on tables. Mr. Wm. Parker, Sr., wbo has been ailing with drops; for a long time, died last Wednesday niht at 11 o'clock. Deceased was over eighty years old. and baa been a resident of this country for a great many years. He leaves seven chil dren all grown aid married except one son and it is reported that he leaves thein about $75, OiHJ. but we think when the will is made known it will not be so much. He started in life a poor man workiug by the day's work. S, W. Woodburn Is administrator. iinttlier listened wtiile these aspiration were confide to him. and a! ways encouraged their inn: ulper.ee. a)th'i'h ho adrcits now be had but small fnitb in ti;:r reahzari- tioraee never I" rp! t:;:s kin i:;- eneoursp nipur.and when he itvani-1 n ;:reit Now York etutor he remembered tus honifiy and un couth brother in the hafkw.is. Lleaent for Barnes to come to the mt?:ro;Ko and offered him various positions Hw ma-i-i him hie traveling: aent and th-'ii ie liini an edl torial chnir t fill: but he cv.'A not fill that or any other piac; ho wou M i:t"-pt, and o he went back tu his farm, lie wvs todav of hi metropolitan exoTi-ct.v: 'T returned twuuse I nrfern-d to be a king aicouj; hos nither tnun a h-ig among tnnrs. And ho ha tK-n 1 rurally 'vr sine? king amunc hos," nd chick-ns, nd turkeva nd ducks, tor they are his n-tVrred com panions. To see. Barnes Gr-'eloy r.!: h: ; liom slovenly as he is in uress aul npo-Mraric, ne ean ac count for. as a family eliaraeteristic, tbe carelessness in drpss of l is brother Horace, which has often heen commneii on and at tributed to the small we:ikn-sse3 an-,1 studied affectations ot a great man. KILLING A FELON WITH WTIIPKY Uarnes is dismt,t:-.cn,.y opposed to two well and favorably kn wn liquids, whisky and watr. whether they ! u-ed separately or hi conjunction. He attribuu-s his long continued excellent health to ti;e. fact that he never used whisky to excess, except in one instance, and has always been very moderate in bis use of water, it may be bmhI, both in temally and externally. Water, he claims, when taken into the sys tem immoderately, is fully a-i injurious as bad whisky and nrht to be etpi.diy avoided. He has very decided views on the liquor question, and is a strong l'lohihttionist "Free whisky or no whisky i his doctrine. Mr. Greeley te'iU a p jo-1 stary n himself of the only tune lie ever lasted whisky. On that occasion ho deUberateSy pot beastly drunk. He had.it uptears, a hi felon on bis finder that pained him o l:e was unabla to sleep for three nights. o:.-'ldy recom mendwl whisky, and he accordingly went to Corry and n.orttl to it w;tii u::sr.iiited free dom. 'T didn't like the tasyp of the stuff," he says. but I was bom:d to get drunk, so 1 kept on drinking until I was obii.-ious. They put mB to ht'il and 1 came vry tear turning up my toes, tiut 1 cured the feh :i and if 1 ever cet another Til dt l.ie same rhiii over again, i would dan'-i a banvi to cure felou." J Although ho is remarkably quirk witted , and intelligent for his ue, 1! r. Greeley often asserts that he is approaching second child ishness, and he bus carefully calculated his rate of retrogression. When ho was fifty-five h'j could remember contemporary facts and occurrences vary easily. Ten years later eveuu of previous, times kept uppermost i:; his mi ml. At pres ent he can recall the period of irly man hood better than any nther in h:s life. In five years mors the memories of youth, according to his calculation, will be clearest, and then those of childhood, until in l en or twenty yars, if he should liv-- so long, his memory wdl be completely blurred. Mr. Greeley still regards and spfnks of the ability of bis brotherwith unalloyed admira tion. New York Journal. Rarn Confederate Silver Coins. Wo havo ceen a Confederato silver coin be longing to Hoberts &, Collins, of this city. It is dated IHod, and is one of four issued by tbe New Orleans mint before the mint was closeL The other three have been heard ot oue In Meriwether county, in this state; one In Louisiana, and tbe other was sold not long since in New York city at auction for $600. A Brooklyn mau coining this way of fered Messrs. Roberts & Col ors 5-100 for their curiosity, but they roiused to take it. They paid 915 lor it. The com L a half dollar, baa the Goddess of Liberty on one side, on the other the wreath isastaik of cane and a cotton stalk, the lars and stars of the Con federacy in a coat of arms, with a litierty pole through it and l;les't v cap on top of il Cai'teravi l li Min f'oiirartt What is it makes George Edmunds no root and placid, and how does he such dep thinking? It is because he never al lows himself to be harassed with colds. He take's Dr. Bull's Cough 8ynip, he does. The delicious fragrance, refreshing coolness and soft beauty imparted to tbe skin bv Pozzoni's Powder, commends it to all ladies. How' Th.t. We offer one hundred dollars reward for any case of catarrh that can not be cured by taking Hall's Catarrh ('ore. F. J. CHENEY &tJo.. l'ropt, loledo, it. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last fifteen years, and lie! i eve him perfectly honorable in all business transactions, and financially able to carry out any obligations made by their firm. West & Truax, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, Ohio. Waldinff, Kinnan & Marvin, Wholesale Drugcists, Toledo, Ohio. E. H. Van Hoeaen. Cashier, Toledo, National Bank, Toledo, Ohio. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucus surfaces of the system. Price, 75c. per bottle. Sold by all druggists. The Homeliest Han In Rock Island As well as the handsomest, and others are invited to call on any druggist and get free a trial bottle of Kemp's Balsam for the throat and lumis, a remedy that is selling entirely upon its merits and is guaranteed to relieve and cure all chronic and acute coughs, asthma, bronchitis and consumption. Large bottles 50 cents and $1. Barth 4 Babcock. Dentists. No, 1724 Second avenue. Special atten tion paid to Baving the natural teetb and inserting teeth without plates. Ulcers, old sores and wounds, cured by Pond's Extract. Insist on having the standard, reliable article, Pond's Ex, tract. Propeller Burned Otf the Pacific Cot nd Seven of Its Passengers Drowned Great Conflagration at Marblehead, Mass., fcn tailing Halt a Million Loss in Money and Probable Want Among Workmen Cincin nati Visited by a $100,000 blaze Other Christmas Disasters. Plaijcemink. La., I. e. :! . The steamer John H. Ut.na, loadwi with cotton, from Qiinchita, buniL'il Intra late Munftny night. ThH oo'it and cargo are a totl loss Th tisastfr was on of the most rwi'ii! that over occurred in southern wnt-ri Th hw of life was heavy, nearly thirty persons perishing in tlic It in s and in the rivar. At the tuns the fir was discovt'ivd tho crew Were at their po-its. (.'apt. Jnlls waa at tha whol, aud in the pilot bnns with him was Boh Smith, a far.H'tis Mississippi river pihtt, who was 0110 of tlm itifji mi the llotiert K Ie when she burned to tltn water's edge soioo years na Sm-on ! Kninr Murrmcin was in the onginf-roinii on 'hity, nnd ('apt J. S. Holnifs, one of tiio fim-st itcamhoat men on the river, was in command of the stamor. The boat had left Mo'iroo Sunday morning, well ladn with colt-on. Shu picked tip freight ali aion, an i wlwri shu jjut out of tho Oaa' hit-i and into the Misstssipi sh bad over 'J.itoo bales of cotton. IT WAS JUST REFORF CHKISTM S was usutra in, wiita tli h; st niiir was com tatf down the rivr, and several passen 5M"5, gentlemen on the boat, wro AeatetJ in tha catun making merry, with no thought of the impending catastropha. Many of the crew a ad p.'t.s.sengii s were asleep. There wore d?cSi hauils on the boat, busy with freight, and the firemen and others were noar the boilers. The boat was booked to land near Plaqnemine. She had reached a point just a short dis tance atmve ttm town, when a negro roust atiout near the boilers ran out to tho after end and cried out that the boat was alt afire. John (-'ulleti, a stoker, was nrtar the place at the tin.-, and aeei;r- THK FLAMKS Ht.'KS'f FOI1TH from the big tirs of cotton near the boiler, ran hastily to the engine room and gave the alarm at once. Knginear M.;rriman took in the situiition at a glance and at once sounded the alarm by blowing the steam whistle and ringing the k'Hs. In an instant certainty in a much shorter i e than it takes to ex plain th? flames shot through the cabin and over the sides of the cotton, wrapping the entire lvat in fire. F.rst Clerk Powell was up-stairs at the time, and whn he saw the ftanms he hero ically ran through, the smoke-filled cabin and tried TO AROL'SK THE BLKKPIVG PEOi'LE. He kicked at the doors, and in a short while everybody, almost, was awake. Then there wa confusion worse confun led; the frantic rwr,'f ii the bo-it ran to the differ ent exits to make thir escape, but the boat was pilled bih with 1 otton, and the passage was blinded with smoKo. Many dropped be fore they were able to get to the forward part of tbe boat, n?id were dead when the steamer went down. A soon as the tire was discovered Engin eer Merrimanset the team pomps working end tried to battle with the flames, bat the fire swept through the boat bke ablaze on ti-p prairie, and the eneine-room wjis soon in flames. Toen to add further tn the con sternarion the stem x'ipe burst and filled the place with scalding steam. Mt-rritnan forced toaband'-ti his post, and ho and toe stokers and others rau to the sides and climbed under the pitman in irr to a their lives. As soon as the smoke and flames begun to sboot over the sides of th-i boat, Capt. Joiies swung the wheel aiound and HEADED THli IIOAT FOR SHORE. A full bead of steam was on nt the time and the boat was aoou run into the bank. Before sbe struck, however, she was doomed, and there was scarcely a bit of timber that was not furiously burning. When tbn Hanna struck the bank she bounded away again and swung around, drifting down as she buru?d. Then C'apt. Jolles jumped out over the cotton, and springing into the river, swacn ashore. The sight was a weird one, viewed from the bank. Floating cotton, charred timber, and other debris filled the river, and many people were struggling desperately ia the water for their lives. Some of tbem were able to swim ashore, but most of them were badlv burned or so exhausted that they struggled but a few moments, and SANK TO RISK NO MORE As the burning boat struck the bank of the river tho crew and passoogers who had been able to reach tbe forward end of the boat, spra ig ashore, some of them with scorched faces and bruised limbs, and many of them with scarcely any covering. Among those who managed to get off were: C&pt. Holmes and bob 8mith, the unfortunate pilot of tho itl-fated Le, who was a passenger " bis way down to the city. Both meu wra burned nearly to death, and the stoi v of the wav thay perished is most heartrending. Vi hen the captain jumped ashore he was horribly burned, and in his frantic desire to lw relieved of tha pain he was suffering he buried his face and hands in the soft mud and BEUOED MOST PITEOCSLY for some on- to help him. IStniib was just behind, and (ay down beside the dying cap tain. Nothing could be done for t'ie suffer ing men, and the 1 wo died together on the river bank. Capt Holme' body was placed on a train and taken to New Orleans. Plnqnemiiifj was not Khimheriug when tbe fire broke out, nni when the discovery was made that, the Hnuna was burning the entire population, almost, flocked to the river bank and WHtched the vessel burn. The struggling unfortunates who reached the shore were taken care of, and doctors and others came to their a;tance and tried to alleviate their sufferings. The City and Central ho tels and private bouses threw on their doors to the ill-fated people and fed and clothed them until yesterday morning. Then a Texas & Pacific train pnssed Plaquemine and most of the crew boarded it. The con ductor of tbo train refused to bring any of tbe Biirvivors to the city unless full fare wan paid, and the rou&tera, having lost all their monv and effects, were forced to re main in Plaquemine, where they will be looked after. CHIEF CI.EKK POWELL, who displayed much heroism in waking up the passenger, was not seen after he bad rapMd at th doors, and it is quite positive that he was burned to death and went down with the steamer. No attempt was made to save any of tha books or papers, and every thing, together with the clothes of tbe crew and passengers, was lost. Tbe boat burned rapidly after sbe reached the bank and in a very short time after the alarm was given the burned to the water's edge. The bull tank arid nothing was left of the (ianna but floating tunWrand burning cotton. To? crew of the boat on the trip were: J. 8 Holmes, c.iptain; Sam Powell and Jim Jordan, clerks; lew Rawlins" and Henry Jolles, pilots; W. Handley and J. C. Merri- nian, engineers; lMniel Carroll, steward ; Samuel Bryant, first mate; Michael Cussick, second mate;' John (iihhon, aailurmau; Ben Ducloa and Willie Higgins. barkeepers: John C'rofton, carpenter; two chambermaids Mrs. Iemery and .Mrs, Hunt: Jimmy (biudlcy and Charley Tbomp-011, firemen; John iluvk-r an 1 lorn Cullen, stoke!. VICTIMS OF TUB IMS ALTER. Among thoso that wore lost are: Capt J. R. Holmes, master of boat; Sam Powell, rhief cittrk; Rub Smith, a pilot from Hmith laud. La.; Mike O'Netl, night watchman; Joe Crane, first cook; Jack Duff, second cook; Joe Homey, cabin boy; Jim Watson, second baker; JuoCrofton, the carpenter. Among those that are badly burned about the face, hamis, and laxly are: I'an Carroll, steward; Jim O'Neill, deck-band; Jim Gib bons, sailor; Lewiw Webb, roustabout; Henry Barber, roustabout, and a number of others. Going down on the boat as passengers were a number of the crew of the Jmie W'., all of whom were saved. Nnue of the men could say what was the origin of tbe Ore. Tbe general impression is, however, that soma Careless smoker threw a cigarette among the 1 cotton and thereby caused the disaster. j INCIDENTS OF THE HORROR. The death of John C rot ton, tbe carpenter, was a sad one. He was iu tha upper portion of the boat, struggling to get to the front end. Tbe flames were twisting and sweep ing all about him, and soon enveloped biro. He tried nobly to reach tbe bow, but be dropped and burned to death before tbe eyes of people who were unable to render him as sistance. Tbe body of Mr. Sam Powell, the chief clerk of the boat, was found yesterday morning at about 0 o'clock near Sunshine plantation, seven or eight miles below Pla quemine, floatu g in the river. The second barkeeper of tbe boat said Mr. Powell was standing near to him when they both jumped into the water. Powell, who could not swim, got on a floating cotton bale, but two deck bands jumped on the bale also, and turned it over, throwing Powell into the water, and be disappeared. lne boat was about fifteen yard from the shore when a great many people plunged into the river, and several who reached the bank in safety became bogged in tbe soft mud, and so intense was the heat of the burning boat that they were ROASTED TO DEATH before they could rbmb up the steep bank to the levee. The tire was so rapid that before the pilot had finished sounding the alarm whistles the entire boat, from stem to stern. was a roaring ma-s of flames, and tbe ensu ing somes were terrible in the extreme. Men yelled and ran about the decks of the burn ing steamer like maniacs, and others, scream ing at the top of their voices, tiirew them selves into the dark waters and were lost to sight. The second barkeeper says that sev eral persons near him struggled in the water and begged piteously for help, but he could not render them any assistance because the water chilled him to the marrow and his clothing clogged his movements. A cabin boy, who was assistant to the steward, said that the crew, who were in tbe tcxas, were aroused from their sleep by the flames which roared over them and they were com polled to dive HEADLOyR FROM THE ROOF of the boar, into the river, and many of tbem were burned to death while in the water. Dan Carroll, the steward, said the first in timation be hud of the fire was when he was awakened by l.nw Rawiings. "1 immediately jumped on the roof from niv room, and there found the (ire so strong it knocked me down. Being unable to rise, I rolled over the best way 1 could and fell into the river, and then swam iu yards. air. larroll is badly burned about bis back, arms, hands, and face, and his left leglisalsoseverelv sprained. He said that the last lady passengers that were on the boat on her down trip luckily got off at Baton Rouge. Among the passengers aboard at tbe time of the accident were: Capt. P. C. Mont- gomeiy and Mr. Harpin, of the board of underwriters, and a drover and bis sou, all of whom were saved. Mr. J. W. Hand If y, chief engineer of the boat, says that the fire started in the cotton, just aft the toilers, at a little before Vi o'clock Monday night. The second engineer was on watch and immediately blew an alarm, but so fast did the flames spread, that n three minutes the entire boat was ablaze. He jumped overboard from the shore end and reached the bank. Turning round he saw Capt. Holmes struggling in the water, and made every effort to rescue bim. Tbe mud was very deep near theshore and Cant Holmes caul 1 not extricate himself quickly enough, and the flames soon became too hot to reader his rescue possible. Mr. Handley further said: UI think that of the crow of the Hanna and of the Jose W., who were passengers, the loss is from twenty to twenty-five." Among the lost was a small negro child. Her mother and two other colored women were on the boat and were saved. There were no white fomale passengers aboard as far as known. The boat was valued at $!$,- OoO. insured for f U,Ut. The following are additional names of the lost: John Barlow and Jim Blank (colored) roustabouts; Dick Blank (colored!, mess room tender: Steploe, John and Monroe Lhgga, cooks; a child or rriscula Wright colored). There were forty -four roustabouts on the Hanna, of whom thirty-three are known to be saved, leaving eUven unac counted for. One thousand dollars ere found in the pockets of Clerk Powell. Liilits and Shadows Of the Day of Peace Good Will. and ANNIE KELLT3 WOTUL CHRISTMAS. How Capt. Holmes Died. New Orleans, Dc. 26 A special to T he Times-Democrat from Plaquemine says; Tbe death of Capt. Holmes was an awful one. He remained at bis post, doing all in his power to save the lives of others, until there was no longer any nope, i uea oe leaped into the water to swim ashore, but there was a bog where he fell, and he could not extricate himself. The burning boat drifted near him, and the in ton? heat al most roasted him. n put up his hands as if to keep off tbe heat, and those watching and trying o help him turned their faces to avoid the horrible sight. iSome men in skiffs finally succeeded in placing a box iietween bim and the boat, partially shielding him from the heat. The brave captain said to them, "Never mind me. 1 H ite dead in a tew minute, anyway." He was finally pulled out of the bog with a ,-ope tied around his body, and was dragged ashore, but it was to? late to save his life He died within a half an hour after being res cued. Just before tbe alarm of tire was given Clerk Powell bad been reading an account of tbe burning of the eteamer Kete Adams, and had "aid he could not understand bow bo many lives could be lost when land was so near. HnniPle and Starring;, Her Babe Dies hi Her Arm aaOM Trinity's Bells It I Out Xbeir Joyous Anthem A St. Lout Kn terprUft That Mas Well Conceived and Kxcured Fifteen Thousand Poor Chil dren Made. Happy For a Day. New York, Dec. 28 Early Christmas morning Mrs. Annie Kelly, SrtJ years old, walked into the Church street police station and handed her babe, born a month ago, to the officer in charge, saying calmly: "It is dead." Tbe baby bad died from exposure to cold in the door wav of a Washington street tenement house, where tbe parents had crept for shelter, having no home. The young mother had wrapped hr Bhawl the only covering he hid iroanii the child, but it grew colder and colder, and died in her arms. The father, J neph Kelly, when the police said they would care for tha mother and send tbe dead babe to the morgue, walked away to renew his search for employment. Mrs. Kelly, when her strength was some what restored by the food and attentions given her by the matron, told her story. She was married in Dublin nbout eight months ftgn, hrr husband having a little work in Guiiiess' brewery. He thought be might do bettor hers, and they came bare six montbs ago. lie comd get no work, though sober and steadv, and in the whole six montbs had sucrcdjd in obtaining only two days' work along shore. Thev were soon penniless Mrs. K 'lly finally found work in a cheap lodging house, but wmle scruobing stair one day she fell and rceivd injuries which caus'.Hl the premature birth of her child while she was in Belltvue hospital. The tact that she had a baby to care for pre vented her gutting work thereafter. All the clothing the couple could part with went to the pawnbroker. Finally this source of fuo 1 was exhausted and they could no longer pay i" cents for a night's lolging. They did not apply for h-din at the police station, for the rules do not allow the admission of children. They defied along the streets un til exhausted, and at last took refuse in tbe miserable hall wav. Cold aui weak from hunger and fatigue, they heard the chime of Trinity peal out the glad advent of merry Christinas and wsffht-d Die child die Mrs. K dly is a good-looking and intelli gent woman. She savs sheapplied to Fattier Kelly, of the mission of the Holy Kosary, for assistance liefor the baby was born. He could do nothing, and said be could ret tin understand why people should brin chil dren into the world when they were un.ilJo to take cire of. them. She applied to the commissioners of emigration at'tr the child was born, but they cuuld not find employ ment for a nursing mother. She a ho ap plied to the Sisters ot' Charity in Barclay street, and to the Trinuv mi-ion in Fulton street. She had nt?vr iteggl hf'in Ibur father, Micha"! 1 vle, was a well -to-do horse dealer in Dublin, and h t'i.ik good vava of her and gavo hr an edii'vitioit. It was not her husband's fault that they had bad mis fortunes. They lud tried to j:t work niid there was nou", that was all. MADE 15,000 CHILCnf.N HAPPY. A St. l.oui wn.iier Manau i a uuri of l'niiicss. St. LaH'Ik, Dec Fifteen thousand poor children gathered at music hail, lixp 'sit-.ou buildintr, yesterday to the gigantic Christ in 'is tr-e and accompanying entertain ments provided bv a popular fund of $10,000, raised by The Poet-Dispatch through contributions from 5u,(o0 of its readers. The management of the entertainment was entrusted to a committee of the most promi nent citizens of St. Louis. The choirs of some of the most fashionable churches sang the Christmas carols, while welcome songs to Santa Clans were given by select choruses from the kindergartens of tho lt l.ois pub lic Schools A gymnastic (Performance was given by the meml-ers of tur Missouri gym nasiinn, K very child wns sriv-n a prewtt of tovs, candy, fruit, etc., while the bulk of the fund of over $! 0,000 was rrst rvfd fr the distribu tion of more suhst.mtial presents among the worthy poor during the h:;.-Hy wvfc. effective charities ever undertaken in this ciLy. 131 DOES IT MiAM RETALIATION? Alleged Significant Application Had to the Cauadian Guvernmnnt New York. Dec. J(t A Herald special from Ottawa says: Tbe government received an application Monday from Cm ted States Consul General Pbelan, -at Halifax, which has the appearance of being made un der special instruc tions from Wash ington, and which may yet figure as an important state document. The consul general makes application for permission for 1 he American fish ing vessel Flora Dillawav, now in port at Halifax, to transship ber cargo mirhajel H. POELAH. of halibut over a Canadian railway to the United States. In doing so he cites the rec nt case in which the colletor at Halifax allowed the Batsden to transship her cargo under similar circum stances. He alleges that the vessel has come in for repairs, and that tbe cargo will be lost unless the privilege is granted. He then proceeds in the most diplomatic but suspicious manner to ask for au authori tative and clear statement of the views of the Canadian government as to tbe exact rights and limitation of privileges to , which American fishing vessels are entitled when entering Canadian ports under such circum stances. The latter inquiry has awakened suspicions that the consul general is submit ting the same under special instruct tious from headquarters, witba view to mak ing the answer a basis for invoking tbe coercion principles of tbe retaliation btlh The consul general's application and ques tion wil: probably be considered at the next mei't'iig uf the council. A "FricSH" TEXAN JUSTICE. Be Sets Himself Up Aeainst uacie tmm In Brhalf of One ttnyder. Al'stiw. Tex.. Dec. Gen. D.TI Stan ley, commander of the department of Texas, and his aide. David J. Ruinbaugta, were ar rested here Monday on a civil warrant issued from te court of Justica Stuart, ana exe cuted by a constable. There is a valuable block of nronertv belonging to tbe United States government in Austin, known as the Old Arsenal block. Borne mouths ago tbe board of school trustees of Austin set on foot plan to secure from the government the block which is vacant property for use as public school lot. Through Representa tive Sayres, in the bouse, and Cote in the senate they secured the passage of a bill do nating the block to the city of Austin, and the secretary of war made a deed and for warded the same to tbe school board. But in tbe meantime a job printer named J. H. Snyder in stepped, and on the ground 01 squatter sovereignty took possession of the block. Tbe school Iward then applied to Gen. Stanley to put them in possession. Tbe gen eral and his aide came up from San Anton ic to turn over this property. No sooner bad he stepped on the ground than a constable, armed with a warrant, arrested him and the aide for al legal attempt to commit an as sault on Snyder. They were taken before ustice Stuart, who bound them over in $500 to keep the peace. Gen. Stanley refused to give boud, and said he would go to jail first Tbe constable proceeded to take him to tnat institution, but the sheriff said he would not recognise tbe order of commitment, and told Gen. Stanley no. 11 the iiMuntime Snvder holds the fort. Gsn. Htnnb.'V has ti-j;i-aphed to the war de partment bt Ua.si.ington stating tbe lacte and n kiu; orders. It is lu)ieved. If he is .usthiited. that tit-n. Stanley will bring a military force from headquarters at Han Antonio to put the school board in possession. GEN. HARRISON'S HOLIDAY. He 1 A SCORCHER AT CINCINNATI. and I&npe TVal let, Furnlt ore 'actorie Dwellings Make a Rot lllmo, Cincinnati, O., Dec Fire, which originated vesterdav morning in the rone walk of the Charles C. Jacobs Cordage com pany, caused a loss of 5:lK).0.H) I w fore it was extinguished. The flame destroyed factories and dwellings covering three acres of ground. The cordage company's building is at the corner of Budd and Harriet streets. The fire started in a place where tar and other com bustible material fed the Dimes, and they soon spread to tbe large stable of the works and the o I at form of the Cincinnati, Harm! ton & D ivton railroad, whose tracks were alongside the rope wnik for over 300 feet. Eight box and four flat cars on the railroad caught lire. Tbe intense heat of the woxlen buildings sent the flames Ikxi tiding into the lumber yard of the Hetts Street Furniture company, ire $(."1,(00 worth of furniture was turned to ashes, and in a few moments more the fscfory of the Central Furniture association, worth, with its contents, $'J5,0O0, was ablate, and the Queen Twine company's factory. wortb, with its contents, $$0,000, was a mo ment later in the embrace of the H imes, Two brick dwellings on fiudd street, the property of Charlns H. Jacobs, worth $15,' OfJi), were destroyed. A three-story brick on Budd street, ladougingto Hairy Mawlierry, was burned to the grouud. Two frame Iwellings on Bund street were also burned. The loss ot the rope-walk was about fS.ilH); that of the railroad comnany. iluding its twelve cars, all of which were burned with their contents, was almut $'-i0. O H). In addition to the houses destroyed a score or more of dwellings in the neightxir- hood wore more or less scorched. The total loss estimate.! is over $:feH),000 The prop erty was all fairlv well insured. Ufllcer Fleming saved tne three small children of John Kiley from the second fluoi of a tene ment housu by bursting through a window. His eyotashes were burned off, and be may lose ttie sight of his eyes. Two or three other firemen were injured. A Knit Involving a Million Dollar. Linvmn. h., D?c. -V Suit has been filed in ths citv against the Missouri Pacific Railway company and the Fitzgerald & Mal- lorv ConHtriictioa company hy John Fitz- rald in behalf of himself nnd other stock ilders of the F.tzersid & Mallory com pany, aing for an accounting of their laim against the former, which amount to .oOO.Ouo. The claim is for work dons by ie construction company m builiing the Denver, Memphis $c Atlantic railrond in ansas for the Missouri Pacific, and against the con-t ruction company on account of al leged frauds and illegal acts by menders of the Istt r. President ClevHHiid's Christmas. Washington City. Dc. '-, The presi dent and Mrs. Cleveland spnt Christmas lay quietly nt the executive mansion, and in the afternoon took a drive for an hour or two. There were no visitors at the mansion, and last evening the president and wife ate their Christmas dinner quite atone. The president's Christmas turkey, a tin siwi- men, arrived by express from New England Mondav, and a friend from irginia con tributcd a very choice sad lie of venison The cabinet memlws siteui the day iu tbe same quiet manner. GREAT rIRE AT MARBLEHEAD. Tbe Historic Town Almost Wiped Ont Haifa Milium LoM. Marblfhkad, Mass, Dec, L'fi. The busi ness portion of this historic old town is in ashes, more than twenty-rive buildings, in eluding eight or ten larg- shoe factories. having been burned, I he nre started yester day in the center of the town, mid tlie tele graph offl e was one of the first buildings to burn. A strong wind swept tbe flames into a district crowded with large wooden aboe factories, and there was no possibility of staying their progresa All the surrounding cities and towns sent engines, hut for four hours the fire leveled buildings in every di rection. Several houses of revolutionary fame were swept a way, and many interesting landmarkswore consumed. At 12:.'to o'clock this morning tbe ore had spent its fury, and all danger of its further spread was past. No lives were lost, but seven acres ground were hurned over, and the loss is ti mated at not less than $00,000. Nearly the same territory was burned over about twelve years ago, the lire starting in nearly tbe same place. Many of last night's vie tims were sufferers by the former fire. The shoe business, which has been idle for several months past, was just starting up, and many operatives will now he thrown out of work the entire winter. The fire is still burning. It is impossible to get definite losses on ac count of the great excitement prevailing. Subscribe for the Daily Argus. Welsh Singers at Itaciiie. Racine, Wis., D.c 3J The Welsh Eis teddfod b"gan its singing meeting h.re ys teidav, there bping about 3.01ft visitors pres ent from Illinois, Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The day was spent in recitations, choruses, and other musical fx-rrises, together with presenta tion bv the "Hards'1 of epigrams 01' their own production. A number 01 prizes for singing were awarded, as is th4 cusio n at these annual gatherings. Ftnirteen J.il ltiul Tly Away, t Chattanooga, i'enn., Deo ifiv Fourteen prisoners made their escape from the Ham- Iton county jul yesterday morning by cut ting their way out of the third story of the huihimg. 'the jail is regarded as one of tbe most secure in thesouth,but the men rut off le-inch iron rods with a saw, and making ropes out ot" their blankets descended to tlio ground and ecjiped. None has Un ro captured. A Better hnt Titan Breanlns. Cincinnati, D.c. Hi In a loo iivobud! shooting mittcli yesterday betwim CapL Bogardu and Al Handle, of this' itv, the score resulted: Dandle. 1 00; Ii.gardus, W ut In Ills Time tike the Best at V Little Ben's Box of Tuols. Indianapolis, Dec. lifi Christmas Day at the residence of the president-elect differed very little from other days except in the fact that the private secretary and stenog rapher took a holiday and no attention was paid to correspondence. Monday night Ben Harrison McKeo's little stocking was hung near the grate, and yesterday morning his grandpa took it down and emptied its con tents into the lap of the child. During tne day the child received a box contain ing a miniature set of cabinetmakers' tools. The note accompanying the present suggested that the general might find it serviceable in making up bis cabinet, and the child was directed to give the grand parent full opportunity to use the tools for that purpose. 3So name was signed to the note and no idea is entertained as to who was tbe donor. At noon the general and bis family dined on a thirty-four pound tm key which was sent by a friend Monday. A fe friends railed during tbe day to wish the family a marry Christmas. AN ILL-FATED PROPELLER. I.himmI Near Sattte, W. T.. Hud Seven of Her 1'asftnt.ers Urownvrl. Sf.atti.r, VV. T , I Jc. Vri. The propellor hrickson was burned Monday evening off Alkali Point, five miles we-it of this city Six lives were lost, perhaps seven. The Erickson plied between Seattle and Sidnev, Mason county. The firo broke out in tbe pilot hou-e, when she was about two mites from shore, and there were thirty-three per sons ahoani. The fira spread instantly throughout the interior cabin. Capt J -hii Niube, the owner of the boat, was in command. He bft the wheel-bouse for the purpose of launching the life raft, but found paw-mgers trying to put the raft overboard, iu the struggle to rescue tbe ratt from the pass-mgem Cant. Niube ftdl ovarii iard with it. Meantime the passengers. putting on hi preservers, and seizing lire- w M or anything else that would float, jumped overboard. Capt. Jiube saw bis niece. Miss Ann;" Tollner, daughter of Mrs. llerf ha Toll tier, of Sydney, struggling in tbe water. He did his utmost to push tbe raft toward her, but she drowned less than 100 feet away from him. Ihe steamer Sk.igit Cnief, en route to Tacoma, came to the rescue and saved seven persons. Tbe steamer Mountaineer saw the burning vessel four mits awav, and beaded straight ftr ber. Half a mile from the Ei ickiinn the Mountaineer found people otriifrtthnK in thm walr. Small bruit.B wur ftwoiti Hud nineteen persons were save 1. An unknown man was taheo from the water and died m a few minutes. Heaid just le- fore he died that his wile was lost from the steamer. The list of th lost is as follows; Miss An- nie Tollntr of Sidney; J. II. Neerous, of the Neerous Brn k-Yard compativ of Rydnev Jack Simmons, a half-breed fisherman; T. Kmiih, ol Smith, Taylor it Co, Colby; a man and his wife, names unknown. Ihe survivers also report th.it a woman not in clude! in the altove list was lost. 1 he hnckscn w as valued at 14,000 and was not insured. She had a light cargo. &eV4n Bvs Who nv-. witli Powder. AutU'STA, la., Dec. yu Seven young boys wcr- btdty burned wliil firing a toy cannon here vetr fay. All bad their clothing burned off and their faces badly scarred. Cue had the flesh torn from bis bands. Til re Victim ol Thin Ice. I,akk Vn.LAoK, N. H., Dec. :. George 6. Kenou, aged ; his son nurtal, aged l-i and Ammon Vewy, aged i'-i, were drowned yesterday while skating on Hound bay. Latent frm Walia'.ak. New York, Dec. A Herald special from Wahalak, Miss., says: Three more of the negro rioters were ciptured yesterday, bat their names are withheld. The ring leaders are still at large, and making despei ate efforts to elude capture. Walter Crook. the most intelligent of the fugitives, is sup posed to be in biding at the residence of white min. A search warrant has been issued, and the suspected hiding-place be ransacked. liny t!uv It fin n Horrible Crime. :ckavpi IV. Dc yti. Karly Monday morniiu: a lire occurred at rorest City, iu Su-iuhaima county, which destroyed the home of Mis. John Jri-st!y. The woman and her grandson were camrht in the flames and burned to death. Tho woman received $:!,000 four months ago on the death of her husband, and by some the fire is regarded being tbn means of covering up a darker crime, as she is believed to have kept largi sums of money in tbe house. THE Rr ADY SHOT-GUN. It t'lutlilloii- a Blood)- nnd Brutal Trag edy I com Indiana. CoNNKt'sviLLH, Ind., Dec. iG Two week ao a youug t- buw namc-d Hawkins, of slen der build and genteel manners and dress, came into th neihUu-hood of Brownsville and obtaiiiL-d board and lodging with Milton BmIii bridge. Saturday night Hawkins went to the bouse drunk and b'.'gan abuse Mia. Rainbridge, finally striking her and knocking her down. Her sister then ran cut an-J called in tbe husband, who seized a shot-gun and at one- oitfni-d nre upon ins wife's assailant The first load riddled Hawkins' arm, where upon be turned and ran out uf doors. The buslian 1 twined to Lave become frenzied. H lolh.wbd Hawkins, and at the corner of the house emptied another load into bis k. 1 he victim fell, dying, upon bis hands and knws, and Bainbrigde, with tbe ferocity a iiiati-nc, jumped u)on bis prostrate rm, and, with clubbed gun, beat ht&bead out of ali resemh'ance to humanity. Militia Mill Kequired at Bcvter. Mo. oEVikr .Mo, Dec. f Ihe militia are still encamped here, and so far their presence bas prevented any demonstrations on tbe part of th" stnk-rs. There is an uneasy feeling, howvr, and trouble is likely to break out at any time Later. Kre-h trouble broke out here ys- terdny among the miners, Tbe negroes w re agg lessors, and several shots were fired by both si le but no one was injured. The militia at, once rrocts-ded to the scene of trouble, tr.'t arr- std five of the ringleaders. Anoihfr Hallway ' Trnsr." St. Lous, Mo, De.-. .M The Missouri Faciric r.uiH'iy officials have decided aiioiNh t;.e se.-ret s-rvi& of that road after Jan 1. 1 liis service is a 'Vpvmg1 organize ion, design- d to keep track of the employes ol the ro td. The rres-'Ut management have onciiide i tint good injitcy does not warrant the ernnliiviiii-m of this detective system. Birvrie 11 Between Women. Br.onKLVN. N Y, Dec. An eight- hour bicvee r.i'-e Wtween women for the championsiiip f America and f5v), at the raw nuk, vterdav, was won bv Mi )ttie St.ul. , who made O mile, to by Jennie o i. 1 hy Annie llardv, 50 by i.ulu Hart, and 41 oy 1'lara Baldwin. Ou D-c. 1 elected pr.i ass3moly. Th fiti.-ii ciation 1- n ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. legitime was formally tu of Hayti by the senate and t H m-htM-V PrntJctiva a mo. 1 try to boycott cuioao vrpc erAiv. cic-tu in v lii c ;-c. ,..MLKiixS. it Ul.tL 1 MurxStvt f l t t; Ta ' l : I '-- -A I ts LIVERY Boarding, AND FEED STABLE. The finest carriages and buggies in the city can be bad at Hny honr of tbe dy or niirbt. L. G. SNIDER. Proptr, So. H18 Third Avc:iul. Tclvli..ne 1027. Aldine Iron Fire Place. SOMETTIINO NEW AND VAJ.UABI.K. tut: al'dini-; v! cr-if Is constructed on sci-iiiH'i'" linn Un'i'jt; it has a return Jia't. This insure-: slow tin 1 perfect c iMilt't-itin. economy of fuel, perfect vpfitii.ition. liisTilrci-m oT h"nt an ! equalisation of temperature froMi Il-i ir t f'-ilin r. Mums i v or soft coal, coke or won 1. aivl h s live tim-t til- hJ;i'i 1 cai-. ity of any other gnte on th" mark-t. Call ami examine or sen 1 f rcirciil-u i . in j f i ' in' r n tt'nn DAVIS & CAMP, Agents. Haver-port, iuwri JENS LORENZEN, -I'E.U.Ki: IN CHINA ..triiaunn Mrlalnc at Ilrntnr. Denver, Colo., Dec. Uiv. The Union Pa cific railroad officials yesterday notified their striking switchman at this point that unless they returmil to wort at once their places would bo filled hy new men. After aeon' sit I tat ion, five crews returned to work in the afternoon, and others will resume work to day. The coinpnny are working a short force, and experience some difficulty in get ting out trains on a.-count of interference hy strikers, and have placed deputy sheriffs on passenger trains, wbo guard them through the company' yards, and get off at tbe city limits. Tne Omaha express, leaving here at 10:H last night, was boarded by strikers after the deputy sheriffs left tbe train at the Burlington crossing, two miles from tbe ci:y, the engine uncoupled and tha train delayed nearly two hours. Twcitly T-ai-M fur a ChrUtmas Gift. Hew York, Dec. 2S. Jcnepb Hchlemmer, a boy who murdered his 14-year-old wife in Jersey Cily ' yars ago, was ttenteuced to states prison lr t wenty years by Justice Knapp Moiidny. This is tne extreme penalty of the law for murdt-r in the second dHree. Schlemmer was convicted and sentenced to be banged, but after a year's delay be got a new trial, on the ground that legal evidence favorable to him bad been excluded. W ben bis case was called for trial tbe second time be pleaded guilty to murder in tbe second degree, and the plea was accepted. Torn from Her l0 7er. Montreal, Dec 26 Annis Jones, who eloped from Utica, K. Y., recently with Walter Smith, a dry goods e'erk, was ar rested yesterday al a hotel whre she was stopping, and sent home. Her lover was left behind. International Checker Matrn. New York, Dhc. -i. A special to The World from Kpunymoor, Enqland, says: Tbe match at checkers between Jame Smith, champion of England, and C F. Barker, of Boston, champion of America, thirty gnmes restricted, $1,000 aside, lnan here at the town hall Monday, with Klert Me Call, of The Glasgow Herald, referee. The Kelso was the only opening played, and was drawn. Smith is the favorite in the bet- ting. Milan Mwkes m Virtue of Kecemlty. Pklokadk, Dec. 3a. King Milan has ac cepted important radical amendments to tbe constitution, atolishing capital punishment for political offenses, excepting attempts on the life of the kins or mwn prince, de claring that rtt 1 sou may not ho arrested without a judicial warrant, and that the skuptsciiuta must consent to the approval uf commercial treaties. Are Ymi There, Morlarily? Kew York, Dec, IMS. Walter D Whiting bad broker Stephen Moriarity arrested Mon day and held in f -Hi.000 bail in a suit for $72,000 damages. Whiting alleges that Mori arity sold l,S. 0 shares of Electrical Accumu lator company slock for him for $72,000. and, instead of paying over tbe money, told Whiting be had lost it in speculation. A "Ky" Former Captured. Kew York, Dec. -b. Charles C. Tinkler, tbe boy forger of Cincinnati, who stole $l."i, hOO, arrived here Monday on the Sorvta, ac companied hy Detective Ueorge Hszau, wbo had gone to Kiigland after bim. He wa se cured on extradition taper Oilicer and prisoner went west Monday night. Seem International In Scope. Kew York, Dec. '-in. A silk trust for the purpose of controlling tha raw silk com merce is siid to lie in active operation in this city. According to report the trust is com potted of English, French, Italian, and a few American bankers. He Could Not Get Work. New York, Dec an. William Weisstnan, a butcher, bo Las beeu unable to obtain work for some time, shot binself last night, and will die. At Jakiii, Mms.. Tuesday Lemuel Rose- man st.nl ' vi l and k ii Frank Hughes, a Colored h irh -r, in a d. sputa about 'J5 cents. The Vnnni T.icMatt aserts that King Milan, ot S-rvU, has drafted nn at of ab dication, whii-h h ' will shortly promuigate, Mrs. J.tm-1-: it ill 11 ne, Jr , is going on the Stage, and Im- ii. -t pr- fes.oual act is the ex hibition of u-r portrait iu Sarony's show 1 wiinlow in Nev Voik, The people of Winona, Minn., celebrated Christmas with a ptc-ni', and were hardly aide to keep otl in Imno dusters and with the energetic u? of fans. The new bridge over tbe lhii river at Cmci.mili, tor tite Ciiesapake & Ohio rail way, w.v otH;ied Tuesday. A passenger train cross! over at noon. A fire in a tore at 2S14 State street, Chicago, 1 u-sday niirht burnH Tudy Lip-, thesmi of Frank L;ipe, proprietor of the si ire, i'i a it", p. mid fatally injured tbe father. Count V -n M iltke, while making some purchases nt h shop in iierlin Tuesday, was cheered t-v the cnd, who finally became so demoiistrativ tiiat ne was compelled to take refuse in a cnb. List S.iM-lty to'y enforceil the law in Pittsburg. IV. ith a vengeance. A woman who had 11 su-k l-al.y and wanted some sooth ini syrup oou'-l not get it without a prescrip tion, and a di iimmerwho wauti-d a cake uf soap was 111 tho stune 1X. A teleiram from MellMiurne. Australia, says the results of the American Iwse ball players gm s Tuesday were: Fir"t game Chicago Ail-America 3; secitml game All-America Hi, Cuicago l-'i II cHtA just $i.W per word to bring this news from Australia, and it travels, by wire 17,000 miles. The Well Faro express car attached to the overlan 1 eir'-ss 011 the Central Pacific road, which left S teremento Kn.iay night, was lohbed n-ar Ciipnr (lip. Cal , while the train w is p.isvuig slowly through the snow shiis iit-ar tint p mi., b a couple of men who ".;nt t i drop 00 the inesnger through th,' tra-nonv; of the c.ir ooois, Hm mu-h wns -1 tilcn iwo.iewho k:iow- will say, The n. Ul.n 1y F.Xert. -'ti M.T; is i '1 - v iv!- : The f.-llowfnjr are the -a;ii't 1 hi tr tl-ir:y-sjx hour from bp in. t-ni4i-0av h'H hutiiiim and llhuom Rain; colder aih'-r: tarmUle winds. l.r Lower Midi- gan - Fair weal h -r. pieceilel in eastera portion by light rani; coMi-r. nonnerly wioda ror Up per Micfi'i-Hfi and Wisconsin hair, sliciiil cold er wmlir: v ii;ihle wmds. For Iowa Fii weather, pm.t-du.1 by light anew; colder, north erly wutils Fine Jewelry Stark & Ruscr, watches, clocks, jewel ry and silverware. No. 128 West Second street, Davenport, are prominent among the comparatively new enterprises in the jewelry trade in Davenport, and one that has come to the front by reason or energy and capability which has characterized its management from the start. They carry beautiful line of diamonds, wan hea m gold and silver, jewelry in every dtscrip tion. and silver p aled ware, luey are also importers of garnets and amber goods. Taxes Sow Das- W. J. Gahaeen. tax collector of the city-township of Kock Island, bas opened an orace in tne county treasurer orace, court house, and is ready to receive the taxes of 1838. cow due. I auffervd with rheumatism in tbr shoulder for months,and the only thins I found that did me any good waa Salva lion uu. it cured me and I recommend it to all sufferers with said disease. N.Ulmah. 1 Pearl St.. Baltimore, Md, The Original Version no Double A. D. HUESING -Eeal Estate- -AND- Insurance Apt RepreiM-nts. amonf other time-tried sad well Buwu Fire liuurance Companies, the foUuwln.: Royal Insurance Company, of England Weschaster nre ins. u., ot i . Buffalo German Ins Co., Buffalo. N. T. Rochester German Ins. Co. Roch'r N Y German Fire Ins. Co.. of Peoria, III. Citizens Ins. Co.. of Pittsburgh, Pa. Exchange Fire Ins. Co., of New York, Omce ISO. 1808 second Ave.. KOCK ISLAND!, LL. Glassware. An immense line of irliiles suit a fj t'lirisima Please give me a rail. 221 an.l 223 V.Test Tliinl St.., DAVKN1MHT. IOWA. 5 i5,. JKV. tcSM. rf'pve:.'V-.-t.' ... 1. Frti JJ4''S IKMiliM ItriM Hi.. J; f fil H kJjfST a 1 f(Sk.v Anv ini--:- Mn.nti-nniin.T C ' T tr ttA TaTy4 ktar hot H..m a. .. i.- t' s t fs tf'ff -A lit t-i or.' -rf r.. in W n cit' no rmlil.antl li r 1 l t 1 Eiflfu a Vfl CV a-i. fun ctiut. J i 1 L "K-l 9 IU 11 riaitjrui. t nmUinallnn. a 3-Kprina ft .3 -1 Jt- Top ISiiale :4i tin. a .nip ...1 At rn Cnr?'- -:- t'I!n- .T SU. t)'-r. .t -lui aw Jim. a. II fm !. ...w--'- riiaereia, jelWi acir. J Kl-.Ut Koad i ana, frl. BaT-T'T"'" r' "a? HARNESS LC'"J.J IE ?Sr r S. f " I an-all No. 1 (Ir k JA r-Ai AHtrd& l-i""!'"". -iiicle. fIO..MMI. JR. T.'sr-v XSSSjS"8 iw-.e tlhMrntrd '.H.-4 .ty V p.'-Jl3ttj-SilJ.ill , ,. --,.l r: .-.Ut. .fc ' J THE AKMSTEONG S. S. GENTLEMEN'S GARTERS. Made Witliont Kubber. TtieetutlmvlvHTnibvNIck.OPIatorl 8r8 Sprlnzs-tJl wen atnown iiDjilt-x enlilU-d iHrt-t fr.t iaili.-s !,!( t fl j, Un vi-r-si faction. M-sOultl br Ttir t-lr h a i fir. : d.-nl. in notu.Tte ana Kt ftc farewhinfit. nr,Ie pair kci by nAi n.il or. r ceip of OO UlOs Manufactured Ey H; Armstrong Mfp: Co. Bridireport, Ct. SPECIAL HOLIDAY OFFER ! ONLY S2.50 fur a fine laree P.rtn.ii with frame, auiuhli- for a H.iImIjv Pn s nt. m!r AT THE VIENNA PHOTOGRAPIIIC STUDIO, Call and examine our work and jii.lire for r..ura-lf. Secure a sitlmn early nnd avail yourself of ihia oppoituuily. HAKE LIE K, Proprietor and Artist. No. 1722, Second ave., Ga) ford's old studio, over MeCabe's. THE FINEST ASSORTMENT OF Bread, Gakes, Pies and Pastry, IS AT THE EAGLE BAKERY, 1109 Third Ave., ISoek Island, POLZIN & STAASSEN, Propts. f0T Goods dnlirered to aay prt of the ctty fr - of charge. RUGS and MATS! ASTONISHING LOW PRICES, I. W. PflEBStl, 313 SiSaUzsoAjr. Uakpet and Wall Papxb Ttf. .