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THEMIOOK' ISLAN1 ARGUS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1889.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W- POTTCW.
TtKIDAT, Skftkmbkb & 1689.
A BIO HAUL.
The Mollne IVttofllce Hurcexfully
A Clever J fcy rsflsaln.
Orrr ,IM la 4'aah an Htnpi
TaktaHw It Was Daae.P!!
Tba Molioe postofllce wm burglarized
last night, apparently by professional
cracksmen who made a surges fill exit
from the scene ef their exploit with, a
nearly at it can he estimated, $3,100 in
cash and pontage stump. It wu what
might be termed a clever and artistic
job, something pretty line in their line of
doing business. They entered the build -log
through an open transom over a door
on the Sixteenth street side of the build
ing, after stationing one of their number
on a stairway leading to the barber shop
In the b moment, where was found this
mrning a long piece of electric light wire
on the end of which was wrapped a piece
of cloth with which the "guard" located
there no doubt, reached up and tapped
gently on the window to his pals at work
above when anyone approached. There
were, from indications, three in the gang,
and when the signal of warning was
heard, the two on the postofflce floor re
treated to a closet near the safe until the
"coast was clear" again.
Now as to bow they operated: They
drilled a bole through the outer door of
the vault close to the combination, an
evidently lengthy tank; but the cracksmen
bad the brilliant rays from an electric
light to assist them in their work, while
tbry bad stuffed tho pnpers they found
in the newstand. into the glass mail
boxes to prevent detection from the out
side. Into the drilled hole, an instru
ment, like a rhissel, was Inserted, and a
well directed blow from a sledgehammer
broke the lock. Then the same process
was applied to the inner door, and then
all the intruders bad to do was to help
themselves, and they took:
f .'HS In money belonging to Post
$1,354) in postage stamps.
$.'152 U5 from a reentered letter directed
to Barnard, Iees & Co.
$4? from a registered letter directed to
$ 10 from a registered letter directed to
And other smaller registered letter
packages bringing the total amount
niised up to about $2, 100.
On the floor were $25 in pennies which
were of no use to the visitors, evidently,
and several dollars in small si Iyer.
The men escaed by the same way
they entered. There are no clues except
the desctiptiun of two men who have
oeeu about Iiiveride cemetery for a
few Jay, and one of whom purchased a
monkey-wrench at a hardft -are store Mon
day. This and a sledge hammer and
drill were found on the floor of the post
offlce this morning. A rig belonging to
a Molina livery firm is reported to have
been stolen from Sylvan Island early in
the evening, and the supposition is that
the burglars made their escape in It,
planning their job too, when the police
of Mollne were all down at the Island.
The loss falls on Postmaster Gould,
who csn only Ite reimbursed by special
act of congress.
The Moline Postofflce was robbed be
fore, on August 11, 173, in dsywgbt. It
was robbed of 15o in cash and in U. M
postage stamps $7tHl. by Walter Denson
and Wm. II. Moon, foreign crooks, who
csme into Rock Island with Forepaugb's
e'reus. Waller Benson was arrested be
fore be could escape and bad a bearing
before Eiswortb Ms pes, J. p. in Moliue.
He was defend d by Maj. .1. M. Beard-sley
and bound over to the Sept. 1875, term
of the circuit court in the sum of fniHl
and 1.1 .-. Ma ia, Aug. 2S,
1875. Hugh V. Mulitonn an unknown
quality from Chicago was accepted as
bondsman in the sum of HiHl by justices
bamucl P. Cooke and C. Cropper and
Denson wss released from custody and
skipped and has never since been heard
from. Subsequently the case against Ben
son was nolle prossed by the state's attor
ney. None of the hail money ever reach'
ed the county treasury .
There were several disturbances on
Sylvan island last night, and one of the
Moline police, Officer Carney, got so
badly rattled that he struck Officer Sex-
ton a terrific blow with bis club. After
ward, G. McKee, of Davenport, assaulted
Officer Sexton, and Ofllcer Kramer ar
rested him. Oscar Brumston was also
arrested for resisting an ofllcer by Ofllcer
Sexton, and this morning Magistrate
Wivlll fined each $10 and costs. Peter
Larkin, of this city, bad bis bead nearly
split open, but no arrests were made for
Henry Newcomb. James Medridge and
Stephen Olson were each fined $:i and
Mllll Arguing tho Jury Uiimtlon.
C'hicaoo, Mwiil. Jx Vsrjr little progress
was nui.ln resterdnr in selecting a Jury to
try tli lro.,iii ucK Atlurnny Forrest
submittal a list of iitioin which the do
rsum wisliml to put to tho jurors. Tboy In
terrogntrt tint Juror a to Ins bolii.f or opiu
ion as to ea"h of the ohinf farts in tb trag
edy as pulili died in tb papers. In unto to
give Mm tvunml for tho stale time to exam
ine the questions suimutt.ij, an adjournment
was taken. The onlrntiun of lhi (lefenaa is
that a man who has read Mm newspaper ac
counts of testimony and arguments for tba
prnsvruti.rn bus already a bias against Mm
accused which should unfit linn for service
on tbo Jury.
Killed hy Seqnartl's Kllxlr.
CLEVELAND, O., Sept. a.-A Leader spe
cial from Piytou, O., says: Hamusl C.
Kliowaltr died at the hospital bora yester
day, tin had benn suffering with rheuma
tism, anil was induced to try an Injection of
tba Browu-U quard elixir. After taking It
his case became a ggravateii, and be grew
weaker and weaker In spite of the best med
ical attention. His right leg from the knea
down U-gan UVcar'ng. great pieces of rotten
ttusb Isnng cut i.ff. Hhowaiter was a well
kuown iimii of Ibis city.
A young lady at East Nottingham has
discovered a turtle which bore the ini
tials. "Tb. T.," and date 1771.
Brawn on the March.
Sons of Toil Take a Day Off
THE HOLIDAY GENERALLY EEPT.
Two Fine Paraile el Chicago. Kulliiwed
by I'lonle In lh Wol Koalurr of the
Itenion-lratlons A Loeomolive hi Wool
Mulil Steeling n Cr Institute.
New York Sympathy anal Kncourage
went lor the Lomlon l"Ck striker..
C'lllCAOO, S-i't- 3 Tlierj rt ) ?ele
liratiooa of Llr day In tins c-ity y wterJay.
one under the auspices f the Traihs asatui
bly and the othtr mini iCl t'T 1!ie Knights
of Lalior. Both were iiiituur t.l liy pro
nation tlir.ui'li the priui'iui streets, and
each made a line display, albeit Hie assembly
parade easalsiut twice as lou as the other.
The Trades Assembly.
About II.IXM men were in line in the Tradat
assenihly Mirad, which matched at 1 1 a m
for Kulin's park, wln-ru the afternoon exer
cises were hol.l. Numerous band and fife
and drum ror made music for the men in
line and the thousands who line.1 the streets
and tilled window and doors along the hue
of march. Ttie ('liiniiro Trooerapbical uu-
ion, No. US, led the proctsiont just behind a
ppiad of police from the D.wplaines street
nation. Tim printjrs presonted a distiu
guisheil appearance They were more elab
orate in their uniform than any other body
Fine, mouse-colored soft huts were worn,
with long linen d inter and linht canes. Each
one also wore a rosette ami l"it ton-hole bou
quot, iVsi.les the neat blue badee of I tin un
ion, and iiiiiiiensH?8unflowers. Maj Nevans'
band was in the midst of the body Fifteen
chapels wro in line.
Hart a Wimlrn lcmntlve Alon.
Tho horseshoera camo alim with rakish
black cat s of a shining material. They wore
the apron of the society, which wore made
of a fine white cloth, on which was em
broidered a horseshoe. A float representing
their work, with men at work on red-hot
shoes, was one of the renlistic s.-enes. The
borseshoers turned out SO strong.
Tho second divisioo was made up of car
penters and joiners mid wood-carvum to the
Dumber of 2,500 The Switchman's Mutual
union were not satisfled with anything else
than a "pony" locomotive of the switching
variety. It was indeed a fine imitation of
the real engine. It was made of wood, aud
all the iniKTtant parts were there, from the
lender to the cylinders and driving rods.
The switchmen also Carrie appropriate
mottiies, and were aliont ,'$M strong.
The were nearly 400 irou molders in line.
They wore blue flannel shirts and white
bolts, blue bats, and carried small boquete
Fully 2,UHJ members of the Bricklayers
ant Stone-Cutters' unions marche.1 behind
Blutcber's band. A uniform bat .was wjru
and each carried a cane. The cigar-makers,
metal-workers, harness-makers, bakers, tin
workers, gas-titters, and a lure number of
other unions followed.
Nearly loO carriages, dncorated with flow
era. huuners, and festoons, were distributed
through the procession, carrying the otticers
of the various assemblies and unions.
rirnlc at Kuhne's Park.
The hue of march was crowded with
fiphtHeer who cheered the unions as they
truniiel alonj an. I complimeuted tlum on
their uppeai'iince. The procession reaohe.i
Kuhne's park shortly after noon, where a
picnic was the order of the day, anil it wtt
a gr at siiccims. The large crowd ei joyeJ
itself thoroughly with gam -s of every Je
fcnption. foot -racing, and dauciug.
There was no ieeflimuking. Among the
visitors to the grounds was Mrs. Lucy Par
sons, who sat at a table, rotted in somber
black, and iiilutriouily sold her husband's
books, Anarchy' and "Life of Albert Par
sons.'' She did not do a thrivn business
THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR.
ThevMnkea Creilllable HUplay and Tie
nlo at Willow Springs
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 4.AUU
Knight of Labor gave a day to recreation
yesterday, beginning, like the assembly, with
a parade through the city. The procession
start.il beaded by 3 uiemlwrs the central
council and a Itand. They were followed by
the Idiot and Shoe Makers' assembl les ?(
6,.7o, and Tin), about 4.'S strong. These
knights wore blue softfet hats and dude
white gloves. They also carried canes.
They made a fine showing. Brick-Makers'
assemhy 1,771 turned out the largest body of
men. about fiOO bronzed-faced toilers march
ing in the priK-esion. They word brown sift
felt bate and carried fight canes.
The ludies were represented by a doion
young women in carriages covered witb
bunting. They lielonged to Women's As
semble W.ff.U Hovurul colored lad'es also
rode in carriags.
The ship-carpenters and cauikers turned
out Sid hurdy workers, who, like the rest of
their brethren, wore the light blue toll huts
and carried cams, as did also 'JOD inemiwrs
of th Widiaui Llovd (titrrison uc inbly.
The National Vool-'arvera' assembly
nunils red 'Jon men, the Coai-BeareiV union
3oo, the M.vr M.k.r.' ..mbly fi.'Hi J U,,
Carpenter .' union tt..S;o. , ar,wntMr)i;
unions b.-.fs anil 1.7'Hj, Vuiuin irem
Workers' assembly, l."si.
Features ol the Turn-Out.
Contrary to custom but little expression
to the sentiment of the knights on lubor
questions was given. One of the unions
carried a staff on which was tucked a large.
white placard which bore the words: "Our
Countrv; Sliiill We Be Permitted to Live
A Iree trad knight carried a banner on
which was iuscrilhjd the free trade sentiment!
"Protection; It Does Not Protect." A feat
ure of the parade wns that ail the bands
were compoed of Knights of Labor.
I'mler the (ireenwnori Tree.
After traversing the hue of parade a halt
was made at tiie Union rnilivuy station,
where n seciul train was lioarded for Wil
low Springs, where the tirst thing on the
programme wiut a ecb by Jmlge Prouder
gust. There were fully ."j.isiu people on the
grounds when Judge Preiidergast was intro
duceil to them. The judge sKke at some
h-nglh on tho proiH-r relution of Inlxir to so
ciety, aud on the necvmity of etlucatiou for
the masses. Judge Tuthill followed, and
entertained the large couiiauv until it was
time for the games to begin. The games and
racea prove! v.-ry populnr, and dancing,
iHialing, and other a niisemeots kept the
eompa.iy buy up to the leaving of the last
tram at 7 o'clock.
r!H-akiii for Milit Hours,
NEW YiiRR, .Sept. a Al-.ut a.UOd people
attended o ui'iM-ineeimg last night at the
Cooper Instil uie, at which a number of
recogiiiceil Inln.r lemlem ss.e in favor of a
law making eiuht hours i working day.
Itesolutions to the same eff.s-t were offere.1
and adoptiil. Profeasor (iint n end H. F.
Bchevitoh were among the speakers. Reso
lutions offered by Mr. Hi:lievit- h were adopt
ed, expressing sympathy with the London
strikers, and pledging them financial aid.
A collection for that purine was taken up.
am tinting to a considerable sum.
The Hay at Other l'olnta.
Chicago, Sept. 3. From reports received
from ail parts of the east, west, and north
west, it is mown that Labor Day was very
generally observed. In Njw York ai.OOO
men paraded and all the publ.c buildings
were closed, while tbo national ensign was
fly mg every whdr. Tbo day ended witb a
Celebrations were held at Topeka, Kau. ;
Pittsburg and many othar points in western
Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, where business
wsi very nearly at a standstill all dav: Bos
ton, Mass., the celebration being general;
reoria, ins , uenver, Col., and innumerable
hendioa; Hyiupathy to ltnraa.
Philadelphia, SepL 3 Tbe United La
bor league, at a meeting yesterday, voted to
send a cablegram to John Burns, leader of
tbe London strikers, expressing sympathy
for the strikers and urging tbem to stand
Addressed by Pewderly AbbetS.
New York. Sept S. Ex-Go ernor Ab
bettand Master Workman Poedarjy ad
dressed a large mass-meeting of wrkiugmen
at Newark, N. J., yeeterday.
UVE CATTLE AN0 SElFj
Saaators Trylna to Obtain some Im
Chicago. SepL 8. The United States sen
ate committee began the work of inveeti
ating the transportation faci ities and
roesed beef product of Chicago and vicin
ity at tba Grand Pacific hotel yesterday
morning. The committee cousittaof Vest,
Mandersou, Cullom, Plumb and KarwelL
The first witness was E.T. J jffery, gen
eral manager of the Illinois Cmtral, who
tes tilled that the Illinois Central was not in
terested In the stock yards, nd bad no
agreement witb that company t m to trans
portation rates for stock. He I ad not the
exact figures, but thought the profits of car
rying dressed beat aud live stock were about
tbe sjma. He had given a letter containing
the exact figures to Judge Morriwu, of tug
interntate railway commerce com mission,
and would be glad to submit a copy of it to
A Matter for Investlgat on.
Sylvanus Wilcox, of Elgin, UU, a man of
large experience in buying and st llmg cattle,
as well as tbe bandlmg of dressed meat, said
there had been a steady decline n the value
of beef cattle during the last few years, with
out auy decline iu the price to tbe consumer.
This was a point the senators set med deeply
Interested in. The average prh-e of cattle
bad fallen off, be said, nearly 5 1 per cent.,
and yet the consumer paid as n ucb for bis
meat as ever and in some cases niore.
Figure That Tell the Mory.
Silas H. Larkin, also of Elgin was called.
He bad been engaged In the cattl i business in
Texas and elsewhere, altogether baving had
about thirty years' experience. He came
loaded with figures, which shov ed that the
prices of live cattle had fallen from 134.75
per 100 pounds in 1SSJ to lb.04 in IHS9. He
complained that the coat of transporting live
cattle by rail was so much bigl er than for
dressed beef that dealers refuse to buy tbe
cattle, preferriug tbe beef the bought at
Chicago, and practic.illy gave this city the
control of the market.
Supply and Demand Controls.
Several cattle commission met chants were
also examined. Their evidena was to tbe
effect that supply and demand vas the only
thing that controlled the price it tbe stock
A SOLON IN DIFFICULTY.
Arrest of a fiooeier Legislator for Pen
Indianapolis, Sept 3. Lee F. Wilson,
member of tbe legislature from Shelby
county, and Jane Fox, of Cyull ia, tbe same
county, were arrested yesterday by a deputy
United States marshal and brought to this
city charged with violutuig the ension laws.
Both parties waived prelimiusry hearing
and were bound over to court in tbe sum
of $1,000 each.
Statement of the Ca-e. -
Tbe affidavit upon which the arrest was
made charges Wilson witb havii g made affi
davit Jefore the circuit cou t that the
woman was never really tbe wife of Fox,
with whom she lived some ye irs until his
death, and that the three children born to
them were illegitimate.. Upon i he facta set
forth tu pension due her by he death of
her first husband, Oliver Hnydi r, a Uuion
soldier, was renewed by the dep:irtmnt, and
Mrs. Fox received tl.'JOO back pay.
BURNED BY A FURIOUS. FIRE.
Nine Persons Cremated and a Town In
IIrkat Falls, M. T , Sept. .1 Tbe town
of Barker was almost totally testroyed by
tire Sunday, which started in a miner's cafnp
and swept up the valley, burning all tbe
eastern portion of tbe camp. It is supposed
that a man named Ellis, bis w fe aud four
cbiidreu lost their lives. There are also
three men missing, and they wjre undoubt
edly burned to death.
liig Day for Base Ui.IL
L'hicaoo, SepL 3. Yesterday was a big
day for work in the base bill c ubs, moat or
those in both League and Associ itiou playing
two gomes. Ltague scores wre: At Bos
ton (tirst game) Boston 8. Indianiiou.s ;
(second game) Boston 1, Indu napolis 0; at
Philadelphia (tirst grime) Philadelphia 1,
Chicago 'J ten tunings; (second game) Phil
adelphia 3, Chicago 2; at New York (tirst
game) New York H, Pittsburg C; (second
game) Now York II. Pittsburg 0 seven in
nings. darknew;at Washington City Wash
ington 2, Cleveland 5 American associa
tion: At Brooklyn (first gan e) Brooklyn
7, Cincinnati 4; (second game) Brooklyn 4,
Cincinnati II; at Philadelphia (first game)
Athletic 3, Kansas City 8; (second gome)
Athletic 4. Kansas City 4 ten uinings,dark
Uess; at Baltimore Baltimore 10, Louis
Western league: At Milwaukee Mil wau
koe 11, Minneapolis 3; at Des Moines De
Monies h, St. Paul 9; at St. Joseph St. Jo
seph b. Sioux City 3; at Denve- Denver 3,
Met the Pennsylvania Cut Hate.
Chicago, Sept. a-Tbe Louisville, New
Albany and Chicago road yestirday met the
Pennsylvania's last week's cut in Louisville
and Chicago passenger rates by making the
same rates and making a further cut to Ciu
einnati, reduciuE tbe round-trn rata fr...,
laiu to an and tUe.l..Kiwk . f rom
That Heckle Uraliam.
Niagara Falls, N. Y., StpL S. C. D.
Graham, the "hero" of the fall i, was feeline
letter yesterday, and announced that if
anybody did not believe be vent over tbe
tans in nis barrel be would di do it again,
but next tune be wouldn't d it for glory
alone; money bad to talk.
ILLINOIS MINERS' STRKE OVER.
Ttie Operators and Men Co ne to Terms
t-xeept as to 8ott's t lines.
Joliet, Ills., Sept. 3. Tbt conference of
the coal miners and coul open tors held here
here yesterday afternoon resulted iu
the settlement of the vage troubles
throughout the northern Illinois coal fields,
and an early resumption of w irk, except in
tbe mines of W. L. Scott, is certain. The
operators, all of whom were represented
barring Mr. Scott, gave their ultimatum
about 5 p. m., after a two hours' executive
The Operators' Proposition.
Their terms were a reductio i of 1 cents
a ton, no discount on com pan f store orders.
a reduction of SO per cent, in tool sharpen
ing in ail the nelds except Htrsator, aud the
sale of coal to the miners at t le cost of put
ting It on the cars. The mint rs considered
the proposition until late last evening, and
finally resolved to accept It The workmen
desired, in addition, the item of rent free
during tbe strike, and no vicfl nising on to
ing to work. Tbe operators -of used to em
body these points in tbe agreet tent, put said
Cnvateiy to tbe muter that tbe result would
s as desired.
Great Hale of Costly Horse.
New, York, Sept A largo crowd attend
ed tbe sale yesterday of Booggan & Bry
ant's horses, which took pla in tne pad.
dock at Sbeepshend bay, pr ivious to tbe
racing. Among the horses sold were tbe fol
lowing: Proctor Knott, YV. Faires, $17.
100; iiindoocraft, T. R. Toni kins, SU,7U0;
Come-to-Taw, M. Kellar. 5.2i0; Uncle Bob.
M. Kellar, I2.5.V); Robin Hcod, R Porter
Asbe, fI,U.; Bettino, W. A. Faires, 1,
Altogether, thirteen bead belonging
Bcoggan & Bryant were sold for 148,
After tbe sale it was ascertain d that Prto
tor Knott was purchased by Mr. Faires in
tbe interest of Scogga i Bros.
Colored "Confederate" Beaaimu
Birmingham, Ala., Sept 8 At Jackson
ville, Ala., Saturday last then was a unique
reunion. The colored men wl o served in the
Confederate army in variout capacities, as
teamsters, servants, cooks, etc., bad a "Con
federate reunion." Tbe day v as celebrated
with a barbecue, speeches auc base ball. At
night a debate was bad n Is question of
wbetiier the Democratic or Rt publican party
was the best friend of tbe ne .to. Uood hu
mor prevailed throughout
The TurbulentSouth.iOn the Brink of Riot.
Whites and Blacks at War with
SLAUGHTEB OF NEGROES GOING ON.
fifteen Already Shot or Hans; and Mora to
Ba Heard From Objections to a Neirro
Poalniaater May Give Uncle Sam an
Opening; His Office Burned Alarm In
Bibb Coantv. Ala. The Trouble in MIs
slsesippl and Its Alleged Cause.
Greenwood, Miss., Sept. a The steamer
Allen arrived here at 10 o'clock last night,
bringing the military who had been sent to
Mln tor City to suppress the negro outbreak.
Reliable reports say that a posse of 200 men
had preceded tbem there and dispersed tbe
mob of frenzied blacks. Palphorton, a
leader, was killed by a detachment of citi
sens. He bad been ordered to surrender,
but boldly defied tbem to touch bitn.
Over thirty shots were fired Into him.
Why They Weren't Wanted.
It is reliably stated that the state troops
were withdrawn for the reason that the pess
did not want them there because they would
restrain and restrict tbem from carrying out
their determination to kill every negro who
bad anything to do with tbe mob.
Already fifteen of tba colored disturbers
have been shot or hanged, and the soldiers
Jeclare that the bloody work was iu progress
before the troops had gotteu out of sight
rt Minter City.
New Orleans, 8ept S. A Jackson, Miss.,
iipecial to The Picayune says t.u Governor
Lowry arrived there from Greenwood yes
terday morning by special train. Before be
ieft Greenwood he prevailed upon the armed
whites, ho bad assembled there, to return to
their homes instead of carrying out their
Intention of going to the scene of the threat
ened race war. The three military com
panies that left Greenwood at midnight Sun
day by boat bad not been beard from. It ia
not thought now that a conflict will take
place unless it should happen before tbe
troops arrive. '
Oliver Cromwell, the alleged negro leader,
of the riot arrived here Sunday night from
Vicksburg, and says that there bad been
no conflict when he left Greenwood. He
was Ordered to leave for soliciting the trade
of the colored members of the Farmers' alli
ance for a co-operative store at Durant, thus
taking the trade away from La Flore county
BURNED A POSTOFFICE.
Because the Postmaster Was a Negro,
Who Says He Will Stick.
Montgomery, Ala., Sept a The post
office building at Lawrence, Ala., was
burned Sunday night supposedly by whit
citizens, who were indignant at the appoint
ment of a colored postmaster. Henry Gomez,
a coal black negro, who had taken a promi
ineut port in politics for several years, a
short time ago was appointed postmaster by
President Harrison. Tbe selection of Gomel
was very offensive because there are only a
few negroes in the place, and the whites, both
Republicans and Democrats, objected to
having a negro in charge of the office.
Threats have been made that Gomes should
never act as postmaster, and numerous peti
tions and remonstrances have been sent to
tbe president but without avail The gov
ernment owns no building at Lawrence, and
different postmasters have, therefore, been
allowed t-WO yearly as rental.
They Try Incendiarism.
Gomez had considerable trouble in renting
a building, but on Saturday succeeded in
renting an unoccupied store on lower Main
street, and intended to take possession Mon
day and move the postofiice there at once.
Suuday night at 10 o'clock the building was
discovered to la on fire, and soon burned to
the ground. It is thought tbe building was
tired by some of the whites who have opposed
Ginitz. Other owners are afraid to rent
their buildings to the negro, fearing they
will be burned. There is a strong probabil
ity thnt Gomez will be driveu out of town if
he persists in trying ta officiate as postmas
ter. Gomez says he will not relinquish bis
office, and that be has assurances from
Washington that the postofiice will be closed
and cilizons compelled to get their mail else
where if be is not allowed to perform bis
THE RESULT OF LAWLESSNESS.
Lynching and Such Things Bear Their
Birmingham, Ala., Sept a Trouble is
expected in Bibb county, about thirty miles
south of this city, between the two races.
Both have been arming iu anticipation of
tbe trouble. The trouble seems to have origi
nated last November, when a battle occurred
I et ween a posse and a crowd of negroes they
tried to arrest without warrants. Several
men were killed aud wounded, and there has
been bad feeling since. Matters were pre
cipitated by the killing of John Lawrence
by negro burglars at Montevalto on Friday
lKi.i, ,d u lynching of two negroes sue
pee ted of the rime the followlut ioKkit. Tba
white people are much alarmed, and many
of them are sending their wives and children
One Thousand Tolls Hilled Him.
New York, Sept a Darwin A. Henry,
superintendent of construction for the East
River Electric Light company, was instantly
killed yesterduy at the company's works, 421
East Twenty-fourth street, by receiving a
shock from a current said to be of 1,000
volts, lie was standing on a ladder making
some change in the wires of the switch
board, when in some way it is not posi
tively known bow he came iu contact with
the wiree so that a current was completed
through his body, from one hand to tbe
otber. The right hand was burued to the
boue; the left baud was only scorched.
Henry did not utter a sound, but fell from
the ladder aud was nppareutly dead before
reaching tbe floor.
Kedaced the Boston-Chicago Kate.
Boston, Sept a The Fitchhurg railway
announces a $1 reduction in its passenger
rate to Chicago via the Erie aud Boston line,
making the first-class rate from Boston to
Chicago f 19, and a (2 reduction via the
est Shore route, making the rate t'JO by
this rouie. Tbe Fitchburg road thus takes
tbe differentials so long claimed of $1 via
the Erie, and fi via the West Shore route.
Itace at Chicago.
Chicago, Sept a Tbe track at tbe West
Side races yesterday was wet aud tbe time
was all very slow. Tbe winuers were Eva
Wise, Rambler, Martin Russell, Litbert,
Black I) ninond, and Evangeline.
Be No Lynching at Bessemer.
Bessemer. Mich., Sept 8. Holzbay, tbe
bandit, is iu jail here and the jail, which is a
rattle-trap in itself, is guarded by a force of
determined meu, all well armed. It is stated,
also, that Sheriff Foley has told Holzbay
that if any lawlessness is likely to be success
ful he will turn him loose with a couple of
"guns." Tbe sheriff says be will also have a
COUDle himself, and thnt thr vin K-
eral funerals if Judge Lynch tries to arrange
one. i nereis some quiet excitement here,
but there will probably be no trouble.
A Cash Kegieter Company Beat rat nod.
Chicauo, Sept. 8. Judge BlodgeU, of tbe
United States district court, yesterday
granted an order restraining the National
Cash Register company from proceeding
with any suits in Chicago or elsewhere, or
bringing any more suits, against agents or
Users of the Benaimmr aalf-adiMno K..k
tar. Tbe order also restrains tbe National
company from threatening witb suit or intim
idating tbe nurchaaera or nam nf th R-
sinnr register with aulta for WrinMit
of tbe patents already sued upon.
London Town People Fearful of
k VOLCANO BEAD? FOB ERUPTION.
Negotiations That Give Soma Prospect of
Settlement of the Strike The Officials
Aliva t. the Banger and Fully Prepared
Reply of a Dock Company Official to
Deputation Irish Leaders Restive Over
the Latest Balfour Scheme.
London, Sept 3. The strikers are consid
ering a proposition to go to work for the
wharfingers at 6 pence an hour regular and
7 pence over-time. The offer was made by
a committee of tbe wharfingers, and Burns,
the leader of the strikers, seems to regard it
It is stated that Sir Donald Currie, M. P.,
had a long conference with Mr. Norwood,
the chairman of the dock companies, yester
day, and that a settlement of the pending
strikes is likely to be the outcome.
AN OUTBREAK IMMINENT.
Strikers Growing Desperate and
London, Sept 3. Hunger has done its
work among the striking dock laborers and
their savage looks yesterday and their more
savage threats were anything but comfort
ing to tbe officials charged with the duty of
preserving order. The authorities are in
hourly expectation of an outbreak, aud the
most careful preparations have been mado to
meet it Scotland Yard detectives are circu
lating among the men, so as to secure tbe
promptest information of tbe first move in
the direction of organized violence, while the
reserve polios force are so distributed as to
be within cull ' of any point likely to be
threatened. Troops, too, have been quietly f
conceiiiraieci at stations near Dy tne sni
ping, where it is expected their services will
be first called upon, and, altogether, the au
thorities will be found fully prepared in the
event of serious disturbances.
Kverybody Looking for Trouble.
London is in a state of nervous excitement
People on the streets and at the clubs last
night spoke and acted like soldiers on the eve
of a battle, for tbe feeling was almost uni
versal that the shock muse coma soon, aud
that the police and soldiers will not lie the
only people who will have to tuke hard knocks
when the time comes.
THE WHARFINGERS' VIEW.
Keply of a Company Man to a llepulaliou
of Ship Owners.
London, Sept 8. A deputation repre
senting eighty of the leading ship-owners of
London called yesterday upon the managers
of tbe dock companies and urged them to
permit vessel owners to make arrangements
with men to load and discharge their
ships pending the settlement of the existiug
troubles. Charles Morgan Norwood, the
chairman of the dock companies, replied to
tbe delegation aud urged tbem not to press
tbe request, as it involved concessions to tbe
strikers against which the companies were
fighting. Mr. Norwood reminded tbem
that it was in tbe interest of all
shippers, as well as in their own,
that the companies had taken the determined
stand they now hel I, and be wag convinced
that the whole commercial community aud
tbe laborers themselves were interested that
the principle should be maintained inviolate
at any cost, that the prices for wages, as well
as commodities, should be fixed by free com
petition iu the open market end not by an
oligarchy of conspirators sitting in secret
aud formulating their demands upon a con
sideration of oue side of the question and
BALFOUR'S BAIT TO IRELAND.
IMssatUrartiua Among the Irish Leaders
Comment ou the Srbeuie,
London, Sept. 8 Considerable 'dissatis
faction has been develoed within the past
few days in the ranks of tbe Irish party
over ParnelPn compact with Balfour by
virtue of which Ireland is to secure the en
dowment of a Roman Catholic university.
Although nothing is positively known of the
consideration which Balfour was promised
in return for this concession, Irishman be
lieve that the Tory chief secretary is not in
fluenced by purely disinterested motives.
Michael Ilavitt writes to The Pall Mall
Gazette denouncing "the abandonment of a
single plank of the home rule platform for a
mess of Catholic university pottage," He
declares that tbe stand takeu upon this ques
tion, together with the vote of the Irish
members on the royal grants, forms a very
sorry exhibition of parliamentary oppor
tunism. Chamberlain's Advice.
Joseph Chamlierlain, in asieech at a meet
ing of his constituents in Birmingham last
evening, referred to Balfour's proposal to
establish a Roman Catholic university in
Ireland, and said he would advise the gov
ernment liefore introducing its Irish land
bill to bring in a resolution declaring that
Ireland, equally with England aud Scotland,
was entitled to denominational endowment
Tbe Ohio state fair opem-d at Columbus
Monday, with fine displays In all depart
ments. A womau known as Maggie Faulkner was
choked to death by an unknown man in a
Chicago house of bad repute Monday morn
ing Monuments were dedicated on Gettysburg
field Monday by the Fourth and Tenth New
York infantry aud the Ninetieth Pennsyl
vania. During the first six mouths of the present
year 57,000 Germans emigrated to Amerioa;
tbe same number emigrated during the first
six months of 18SS.
The rolling-mill, pipe-mill, tube-mill aud
foundry of the Reading Iron company re
sumed partial oiieratioiis Monday after au
idleness of six months.
A reunion of attolitiuuists will be held
Sept U3d in Tremout temple, Boston, to eel -ebrate
the anniversary of the issuing of the
Mrs. Wilmerdiug, daughter of Secretary
Tracy, will christen the new cruiser Phila
delphia, which is to lie launched on next
Saturday at Cramp's ship yard.
William O'Brien, editor of United Ireland,
was takeu to Gal way prison Monday to serve
a sentence of two months upon oouviction of
a "proclaimed" Nationalist meeting.
Tbe Khnrkoff (Russia) polics have seised a
large quantity of Nihilist doouments, mate
rial, and presses. Many arrests have been
made in connection with the seizure.
Hon. Nininn W. Edwards, son of the first
governor of Illinois, and for years himself a
prominent public man, died at Springfield,
Ills., Monday morning in bis 81st year.
Judge Boland. of the Kansas City police
court, has decided that the city ordinance
requiring Sunday closing of saloons can not
be enforced because the penalty is invalid.
A telegram from Somerset, Ky., states
that a party of white men caught a negro
accused of outraging the daughter or a Mr.
Oatts, a prominent farmer of Wayne county,
and tied him to a stake aud roasted him aliva.
By the will of the late William' Thaw, the
Pittsburg millionaire, the Western Uni
versity of Pennsylvania gets 100.000, mis
sionary societies upwards of 100,000, and
Pittsburg hospitals an aggregate of about
tbe same amount
J. D. Waldron, a farmer living near Ken
ney, DeWitt county. Ills., found D. B. Llnd
bv in a compromising position with Mrs
Waldron Monday, and killed him with a
dnlfe. Waldron gave himself up.
Joe McAdams, an engineer on a looomo -live
in tbe Union yards at St Paul, had his
engine to run away Sunday night, the
throttle valve breaking. Instead of jump
ing ne stayed aboard aud by some means got
mac Dine to stick on oeuter and stop.
thus averting a bad accident antLprobable
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In Sicily lemon cultivation is 30 per
cent more profitable than it is chroni
cled that of oranges, for the trees are
more prolific, ami the prices obtained
for lemons are higher.
rnlwnnl hy Hating Cheese.
Clsvklaxd, O., Sept 3. Fifteen thresh
ers were poisoned yesterday near Tiffin, O.,
by eating cheese. All were taken violently
ill, and it is leared some of them will die.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington t'rrv. .Sept. a The following
are the weather indications for the thirty
six hours from 8 p. m. yesterday: For
Iowa Loral rains; warmer weather, except in
eastern portion, lower tempera in re; southerly
winds. For Indiana Showers; no decided
cliHi'L'e iu temperature: southerly winds. For
Mil hi:aii. Wisconsin and liiiuois Light
rains: slightly cooler weather; southerly
Chicago. Sept 2.
Quotations on the loard of trade to-day
were of fo lows: Wheat No. i September,
oa.'iied. ..vo, closed 77c: Hecember, opened
?gc. closed 4: Vktti So. - September.
oued Xl'4c. closed SBfcc; October, opened
'&!', raised ;tt May, oieed closed
ilic.. Oat--No 2 .September, opened lWjc,
cl.wtk l."ijv-: tictoher. opened ltt&e, closed
li-sc; May, opened aud closed SS-c. Pork
September. oiened S11.W.V closed tlU.?": Octo
ber, opened 111.31. closed rlu.i!V4. Lard bep
teuilier. opened tUXi'Ly, closed $0,121.
Livestock Cniou stock yards report the
following ranee of prcius: Hogs-Market
opened fairly active, with prices 10c lower:
liubt grad e. f l.OOjit.tl'i: rouxh packing. S.TOit,
mixed lots, $;t.,i;4.;j: heavy packing and
ohippiug bus. f3.Kiii4.ai. Cattle Market
steady; desirable grades firmer; common to
fair cattle dull aud unchanged: steers, $3,004
4.HO; cows. il.-Vtf.!. Sheep Stronger; poor
to fair, $;l .41)0,4.0 : (rood to choice. S4.S"i(a,4.0;
lambs, higher, f 4..V1J,
Mew York Live Stork.
New York. Sept. 2.
Live Stock: Cattle Siow sale at a shade
easier figures for top grades, a trifle firmer
prices for mid ling and common qualities;
native steers. St.rAi.tvn Texas do. Ji.SViVS.aO:
range Bteers. $.l.7ii4.lKi; bulis and dry cows,
fl.fcKU.TO. Sheep and Lambs Sheep firmer
and a fraction lower: lambs about steady;
sheep, $4 .OUCo 5.25 f liW B, lamb. Jt.TA.6.7a.
Hogs Live hogs, steady; $1.4034.Ki.
Bay rpland prairie. .00
Hat Tfmouiy new fa7.00.
Hay Wild, &.0o&6.,i.
Oats New. 0clc; Old, 85c,
First Mortgage Farm Loans
Kate 6 per cent and 7 per
TWO HH.LIOX DOI bAKH
Loaned by us without loss to any client.
tWCall or write for circular and references.
ftteetliVTtalFU AVLNP0RT lOt.
is ten or
$200.00 and Upwards
For sale, secured on land worth from
three to five times the amount
of the loan.
Interest? per cent semi annually, collected and
remitted free of charge.
E. VV. HURST,
Attorney at Law
Booms 8 and 4 Masonic Temp'e,
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
on Improved Farms in the
Best Counties of Iowa,
The Farms were Inspected by
O. A. FICKE,
213 Main St., DAVENPORT, IA.
CAR LOADS OP-
PALL TRADE, EMBRACING
W. B. BARKER,
has purchased the well-known
Fourth Ave. aud Tenth Street,
and hopes to retain the custom of his predecessor.
He will make a great effort to perpetuate the Rood name of this
Old Established Grocery
that it has always enjoyed by dealing only in the best oods
AT THE LOW
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and if you are wise you will
good in any other make
Hardwood Finish and
ISlPSoLD ONLY BY
THE FOURTH AVE. HOTEL
has changed bands, having been leased to
-"W. 0". GAMBLE,-
who for many years w as tlie effit ieut tupi-rititendVnt of the Moline A Rock Island Street Rail
way. The house has been ih iroiisrhly retmvHted and refurnished thr onghout and ill be
run strictly fir-1 das. SjuHia rates to city boa id ers.
Corner Fourth avenue and Twenty-third street, Rock Island.
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Mantles, Tiles and Grates.
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125 and 127 West Third St., DAVENPORT, IOWA.
buy no other. There is nothing
lint has been stolen from it.
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