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WKDSKSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1890.
For Vnlted States Senator Johh M. Palmer
Kor Slate Tieamircr EowiBO 8. Wilson.
ForBuplof Public Instruction Henrt Kaab.
For-rru-te iiMoi. l;:;:;;:::; "rJh";
I ulversity, f ....Rjchabd D. Moksan
For Conirrosa Be T. Cauls
For State Meustor K. n Hinmak
,. I OioRua W. Vinton
For Representatives JJO!1I A WnjM)N.
For Conntr J mire r
For County Clerk Charlks Crritt
KorMheriil C T. Oowioji
ForTreaxnrer Gso. R. Bbownik
For County Supt. of Schools. Cuts. B Maushall
11k Blaine now admits that the tit iff
is a tax. Heretofore with Lira it was not
a tax but a provision of the republican
party to make men happy and rich by
stealing the money out of their pockets.
Mr Gkst is up to his eyes in work
sending out letters and things to his con
stituents here telling them that he is
passing all the regular appropriation bills
and has no time to think of anythins
Hereafter the Congressional Record
will not be looked upon as a dry and un
interesting production. It will perhaps
not rank beside Tolstoi's 'Kreutzer
Sonata," but it will be away ahead of
some things now under the ban of Mr.
There is a wonder expressed that
Speaker Reed did not censure those who
took part in the "scrapping" match on
the floor of the house in Washington.
Hal Mr. Reed knows a hawk from a
band-saw. It was a family affair, and
the least siid about domestic jrs the bet
An attempt is being made to get up
antNmatrftnoni&l societies in Chicago
Perhaps it would be well that the effort
should succeed, as in that case, the court
of chancery there would have an oppor
tunity of attending to something else be
sides the granting of divorces.
It does not seem altogether unlikely
that the time is short when United State
senators will be elected directly by the
people. If General Palmer did Dothing
else during this campaign than agitate the
question he would still have performed a
work that will meet with general artprov
al. The world moves.
The remarks of Gov. Boies, delivered
to the labor organizations at Davenport
Monday, contain much matter for
thoughtful consideration. There will be
many who will not agree with the execu
tive on all he said relating to such an im
porttnt question,' but for arguments pro
and con the address will afford ample
material. A synopsis of it was published
in yesterday's Argus.
The only fear is that before Mr. Gest
gets through providing for the working'
men and employes of Rock Island gener
ally, the treasury will be exhausted
and the rest of the country must suffer as
a consequence. Mr. Gest must be care
ful. A few more bills like that of the
eight-hour one would send the public
money to the demnition bow-wows in
VTdex the injurious amendment was
offered to the labor bill why was not Mr.
Gest equal to the occasion, that his
friends would have us believe he always
is, and oppose it in such a vigorous way
as to either defeat it or at least to leave
behind him some evidence of his earnest
and capable work? Instead of that
course he does nothing.and allows his lit
tle trembling performance to be swept
away and made of as little consequence
as if he had been in Liberia the last two
years instead of a member of congress.
Mr. Gest must have the courage of his
convictions; that is, providing he has the
The house was in fine feather for some
parliamentary fan when it gave Mr, Can
non so much trouble for a slip of the
tongue the other day. The words ut
tered were not nearly so offensive as the
prolonged discussion of them drawing
attention to something that would other
wise have parsed by unnoticed. Other
members have greater sins to answer for
on the floor of the house than has Mr
Cannon for Lis recent gaueherie. Howi
ever, it did not prevent him from receiv
ing the nomination once more in his own
district, the Fifteenth, and that unani
mously. Joe will have still a chance of
stirring up the animiles.
On the first of the present month a law
went into effect in New York that boys
under 16 years of age are not permitted
to chew or smoke. The intention of the
legislature was probably good, but that
the act wi'l amount to anything practic
ally does not seem probable. The smok'
ing of cigarettes seems a senseless thing
If ftne desires to smoke tobacco, why not
use it In the usual form in pipes or ci
gars and not resort to a practice that
haa leen timo and again proved to be
unhealthy and dangerous to a much great
er degree than the inordinate use of the
weed. But the chewing of tobacco
well, that's a matter of taste, and a very
strong taste at that. Without consider
ing the question pro and con regarding
the comfort or perniciousness of the use
or tobacco in any form, any law-making
power that can keep juveniles under 16
from using the weed ought to be heartily
commended. Try it on the Rock Island
Don't miss seeing our fall stock of in
grain carpels. We make a specialty of
Angora, the new weave. The Adams,
822 Brady street, Davenport.
Adams, the credit man, is showing a
beautiful line of fall patterns in carpets.
Call and see him, 322 Brady street, Davenport.
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Uncle Sam Make
Ends Meet in 1891?
CANNON SAYS HE CERTAINLY WILL
And Have a Little Matter of 17,000,000
to Spare While gayer Insists That
the Old Gcntlsman Will Be About
SI 1,500,000 on the Wrong; Side of the
Account Hale Gives Reciprocity a
Boost Vance Is Reminded of a Pain in
Washington' City, Sept. 3. Reciproc
ity had its inning in the senate yesterday,
the first move in that direction being the
presentation by Evarts of resolutions of
the Buffalo Merchants' exchange in favor
of tho principle" not only with South
America, but with Canada. Then, the
tariff discussion having been resumed.
Hale wi;ule an extended speech in advo
cacy of his amendment providing for reci
procity with the Spanish-American coun
tries of South and Central America. He
showed that the idea was not new by
quoting from the records back to ISM,
and said that it had never been claimed
untft now that those in favor of broaden'
ing the market for United States products
were opposing the principle of protection
He believed that something should be
done to remedy the condition of our trade
with South America, and that the pro-
posed plan of asking some return for free
sugur whs the remedy.
l.varts Find a Weak Spot.
Evarts asked attent ion to what he called
aH-ery pregimn- point." That was to a
sentence in a letter from a Brazilian mer
chant, which Hale had read that sen
tence being, "We cannot admit your pro
ducts and mauufaetures free, but we will
make a little difference between the tariff
on your importations and the tariff of
other nations." What practical results,
Evarts asked, would come to the United
States from only a "little difference" in
favor of American products? Hale replied
that that was a matter which time alone
could tell. It was evident that the feel
ing not only of Brazil but of tho other
South American countries was strongly
bent toward reciprocal arrangements.
Will There Be a Deficiency.
A matter of prime importance to the
country came up in both houses during
the day, and that was the question of rev
enue ana appropriations. In the senate
Allison mat a long statement on this
point, reaching the conclusion that the
expenditures lor tne current, fiscal year
would be about Mll.000,000. The revenue
for the year he estimated at $450.000,000,
and if the tariff bill was passed he figured
out a decrease of 1,500,000 of revenue if
sugar was put on the free list; thus leav
ing a surplus of $14,000,000 or 15,000,000
at the end of tne year. In concluding he
said he favored testing the. question of
putting suirsr on the free list, and was
aiso in lavor or a runner extension of re
The Matter Treated in the House.
But this important question was more
fully treated in the house, where Cannon
discussed it, and presented the figures
from a Republican standpoint. He said
that the appropriations were so far ad
vanced now that acenrate approximations
of the aggregates could lie obtained. He
made some comparisons between the
amounts appropriated during the long
and short sessions of former congresses.
showing that the forpier exceeded the lat
ter in a marked degree, and called atten
tion to the fact that the short session ap
propriations were those generally com
pared with those of the succeeding long
session, a plan that he did not follow in
(letting Down to the Figure.
He then proceeded as follows: "An ex
amination shows that during the first ses
sion of the last congress there was appro
priated, including deficiencies, for the
payment of pensions $S j.258,700, while
during the present session there has been
appropriated, including deficiencies, for
the payment of pensions $r.23.?i9,3f3, or
an excess of fOS.S'JO.w'iS, which alone is
more than equal to the whole difference
between appropriations for the support of
the government at this session and at the
first session of the last congress, two years
ago. And when our Democratic friends
cry out 'extravagance' in the increase of
appropriations, I reply that such increase
results solely from increased legislation
and payment of pensions for soldiers and
sailors of the late war.and that was one of
the issues of the campaign of 1SSJ."
Accounting for ao Excess.
Cannon then read a statement in ex
planation of the apparent excess of the
appropriations made at this session over
those of the last congress, from which he
reached the conclusion that th whole iu-
crenso in appropriations by this session
over last, after deducting the river and
harbor bill and the increased sums for
soldiers' tensions, is more than accounted
for by the increase of $5,621,354, which is
given on account of the postal service.
Figuring Out a Surplus. '
Ho then made an analysis of appropria
ion bills to ascertain, as he said, the
amount of the whole appropriation made
at this session which is actually chargea
hle against the revenues of 1SS1; that is,
for the ordinary expenses of conducting
the government during that year. The
total revenues for 18SH, including postal
receipts, lie estimated at lt7,414,337. Tak
ing from this amount the total appropria
tions lett a surplus of fj,27fl,475, and add
ing to this the balance of net cash in the
treasury, fractional com in the treasury
tnd the amount for the national bank act
of 1W, made a total surplus of $186,990,-
110. Specified reductions from this amount
left a net snrplns of $ltf,974,fiWS.
A Democratic View Prcaented.
Sayers of Texas submitted the views
'it the minority of the Appropriations com
mit tee, reviewing the fiscal situation from
the Democratic standpoint. The minori
ty place the aggregate of appropriations
for the current fiscal year at $401,844,779,
as against $4'i0,414,837 revenues, thus mak
ing the excess of appropriations over rev-
nues $11,430,443. Deficiencies, they say,
will be unusually heavy this year, in the
matter of pensions alone $44,904,304, and
in conclusion confidently venture the
opinion that revenues during the present
fiscal year will not be sufficient to meet
ixpenditures, a thing that has not ac-
lurred since 1H06.
Filibustering- in Committee.
Washixctov City, Sept 3. Chairman
Rowel 1, of the house committee on elec
tions, has made several ineffectual at
tempts to get a quorum of the committee
together that a vote might be taken on
the contested election case of Eaton
igainRt 1'helan from Tennessee. The
Democratic members of the committee
have determintvl to prevent any more
meetings of the zomraittee this session by
absenting themselves from every meeting
in order to prevent action on the remain
ing cases before the committee.
VANCE HAS HIS LITTLE JOKE.
A II uuio runs Illustration of the Protect
ive Idea as lie Sees Iu
Washington City, Sept 8. Vance
made the principal speech at fche evening
session of the senate. In illustrating
what he said was the argument of the
protectionist that the prosperity of the
country was owing to the protective sys
temhe quoted Sidney Smith's imaginary
conversation between the rich farmer suf
fering from stomach pains and the doctor
who says to him: "Afy good man, yon
would not be so indiscreet as to part with
the pains in your stomach which vou have
had so long and under which you have
prospered and grown richf
"Monster of rhubarb, the farmer says,
I am not rich in consequeuce of these
ppioa iu my stomach, but in spite of
them, and I should have been ten times
richer, and fifty times happier.if I had
THE BOCK ISLAND AUG US, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 3 1890.
never had a pain in mys iimachat
That, Vance said, was t ie post hoe vigo
proptor hoc argument There weald be a
surplus this year of 5,000,(00 bales of coU
ton and 100. 000, 0K) bushel of wheat and
500,000.000 of corn; and v hat he asked,'
was to he done with all thi.t surplus if the
foreign market was to be t losed?
The Congressional Summary.
Washixgtox Citt, Sept 3. The senate
yesterday resumed discuss on of the tariff
bill, taking np the sugar schedule. Car
lisle gave notice early In the day that he
would propose an amendment to strike
out the entire sugar bounty paragraphs.
Hale brought up his reciprocity amend
ment introduced last Jt ne, and made a
long speech in support of it The discus
sion, mainly on reciprocity, lasted through
the entire day. At 5:30 o'clock a recess
was taken until 8 p. m., when the discus
sion was continued until aljonrnment
The house took up the Breckinridge
Clayton contested election case from Ar
kansas, bnt after brief statements by
Cooper and Wilson the case was laid aside
and Cannon made a sta ement of the
probable surplus after all appropriations
are made for the fiscal year I8!l. He esti
mated a net surplus of $17,(00,000. Sayers,
for the Democrats, also submitted an esti
mate, in which he produced figures which
he claimed wonld show a deficiency of
$11,500,000 for 1891.
Status of the Sergeant -at-Arros.
Washington Citt, Sept a The select
committee appointed to iivestigate the
accounts of the sergeant -a t-arms of the
house has agreed to a bill defining the
duties of that official. The impor
tant features of the bill are provisions
making the sergeant-at-arnis a disbursing
officer of the government, f xing his bond
at $M,000, which is to be at proved by the
first comptroller instead of the speaker of
the house, and making his term of office ex
tend to the time when hs successor is
qualified. This will prevent trouble to
members in case of another Silcott affair.
Tont Let This Get Away.
Washington City, Sept 3 The lead
ers of the senate and hom have had i
conference on the subject of adjournment
and have come to the conclusion that
there is no reason why the session should
not be brought to close b y Sept. 25, and
efforts will be made to accomplish this.
Speaker Reed Goes to Maine.
Washington City, Sept. 3. Speaker
Reed left the city last night en route to
Maine, where he will engage in political
campaigning. During his absence Bur
rows ofr Michigau will be speaker pro
BASE BALL NUT TO CRACK.
A Dispute at Boston Gives Itise to Nov
el situation Expert Scores.
Chicago, Sept. 3. A curious complica
tion arose over the first garni of base ball
at Boston yesterday between the Chicago
' and Boston league nines. I'essenden, the
regular umpire, failed to get to the
grounds on time and Nagle, of the Chica
go club, was substituted. After the first
half of the first inning had been played
Fessenden appeared. The Bostons insist
ed on his relieving Xagle and Chicago ob
jected. The result was that Xagle gave
the game to Chicago 9 to 0 and Fessen
den did the same favor for Iloston. (Sec
ond game) Boston 4, Chicago 3; batteries
Getzein and tianzell, Hutchii son and Kit
tridge. At Philadelphia Cincinnati 13,
Philadelphia 14; batterries Foreman and
Harrington, Smith and Gray. At Brook
lyn Pittsburg 4, Brooklyn 5: batteries-
Day and Decker, Carrnthers and Clarke.
At New ork Xew York 4, Cleveland I;
batteries Rusie and Buckley, Viau and
Brotherhood: At Boston Boston 18,
Cleveland 9; batteries Kad bourne and
Murphy, Gruber and SutclifTV. At Phila
delphiaPhiladelphia 13, Pittsburg 8
batteries Bnffinton and Cross, Tener and
Hurley. At Brooklyn Broc klyn 8. Chi
cago 5; batteries Sowders and Daily,
riartson and rarrell. At ?ew York
(First game) Xew York 5. Buffalo 8; bat
tenes Crane and twing, Stafford and
Mack; (second game) Xew York 14, Buf
falo 1J; batteries Ewing, iJ'Day and
Vaughu, Stafford and Mack.
Western: At Minneapolis Kansas City
12, Minneapolis 1; at St Paul Omaha 3.
St. Paul 12; at Milwaukee Siaux City 1,
MRS. EVANGELIST WOODWORTH.
St. Louis Doctors Want II er Tried
St. Lons, Sept 8. Drs. Wellington Ad
ams and Theodore Diller have tiled with
Judge Woerner, of the probata conrt, an
application for the appoiutmet t of a com
mission of lunacy in the case c f Mrs. Ma
ria B. Wood worth, who bas boon conduct
ing revival meetings in a large tent on the
outskirts of the city. Mrs. Wood worth's
friends insist that she is perfectly sane,
and that the application is t ie outcome
of professional jealousy on the part of the
doctors, as they claim that M rs. Wood-
worth was making inroads on their prac
tice by her healing power, with which
she claimed to be endowed by God.
The American Social Science congress
is in session at Saratoga, X. Y.
The American Trpotbetas is in session
at Boston with 150dulogates present.
Cliver & Co.'s cooper shops at Peoria,
Ills., were burned Monday iih.ht. Loss,
The big cotton firm, of Steenstrand &
Co., Liverpool, England, is n -ported to
Mrs. Mary Berry, one of the eldest in
habitants of Danville, Ills., Ttt found
dead Tuesday morning.
E. C. Anthony of Taunton, M iss., broke
the world's bicycle record for quarter
mile at Hartford, Conn. Time 12 2-5 sec
Maj. Nathan C. Kouns, a brilli tnt writer
and scholar, and an ex-Confedente officer,
died at the Nevada, Mo., iusanu asylum
The Newport, Ky., Pipe and Steel works
are making some iron pipe for & ilwaukee
which ib nve feet in diameter, twice as
large as any heretofore turned out in this
A bold robbery was committed near
Flomaton, Ala., Monday night, the robber
single-handed-"holding up" a train and
getting away with about $2,000 'rom the
The Ji-ruile record was knocked sky-
high at Sheepshead Bay course Tuesday,
three horses Meriden, Toorndale, and
Clarendon doing the distance in liU'j,
1:121-5 and 1:1 13-f. respectively.
The report that an attempt w is made
last week to wreck a New York Central
train is denied by passengers who were on
the train. They say that no ties were
piled on the track nor any other obstruc
Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Taintor, Mr. and
Mrs, Charles Smith, and a 6 year-old
daughter of the Taintors were thrown
from a carriage during a ruuawi y at Mt
Holyoke, Mans., Tuesday, and all se
A small boy at Bridgeport, Ilia, let a
watermelon fail the other day, and from
among the debris a snake twelvo inches
long crawled out There was no hole in
)he melon, and the snake most lave be
gun ita life in tho blossoms.
Med Blunt, the sporting man who so
brutally assaulted Mrs. Danger ield at
Asbury Park last" week, says he was
drunk and didn't know what he was do
ing. Mrs. Dangerlield has gono horn
and her husband has not been heard from
except that he is with her.
Ben Young, umpire of the Northwest
Base Ball league, and J. D. Keppler, of
Red Bluff, Wash., were fatally iuj lred la
an accident Monday night ou the North
ern Pacific railway, about sixty miles
from Tacoma. Ten others were w unded.
one being George E. Purple, of Edj emore,
Some of Them Don't Appreci
ate Their Privileges.
THE RESULT COMPARED WITH 1883.
A Falling OA of 10.0OO in the republi
can Majority Twin as Many Democrats
Elected to the Legislature Successes
of High License Republicans The Sin
gle Tax Men Perfect Their Organiza
tion New York Republicans to Vote
for a Democratic Judge.
White River Jcxctiox, Vt , Sept. a
The returns thus far received indicate not
only that the Republican vote is very
light, but that the ticket has been cut
The Prohibition vote is about the same as
last year. One hundred towns give Page
(Rep.) 17.321, Brigham (Dem.) 9,832, Allen
(Pro.) 7,823, scattering 13. The same
towns in 1S8S gave Tillinghast (Rep.) 84,
Bt.4, Slmrtleff (Dem.) 9,733, all others 784.
The Republican majority over all is 8,694,
against 14.45S in ISSs. The returns show a
Republican net loss, as compared with the
vote of 1838, of 7,704; Democratic gnin, 100
votes. All others gain 1L
LATER. In 135 towns the Republican
vote has fallen off 9,896, the Democrats
gained 441, while the Prohibition vote-has
fallen off little. If the vote of the remain
ing towns is relatively the same as those
heard from, the Republican majority will
be only alxmt 15,000 in the whole state.
The Figures Received at Burlington.
BrnuNGTov, Vt, Sept. 3. The vote in
this city was light, the whole number
cast being 976. Edward Wells, represen
tative, a high license Republican who was
indorsed by the Democrats, was elected
by e70 majority. The majority for Page
(Rep.) for governor is 23. The Democratic
candidates for sheriff and state's attorney
received a plurality of a split ticket.
A Falling Off of lO.OOO.
Returns from a majority of towns in
this section give Page a light majority
and ten towns in Chittenden county give
him 171 majority over Brigham. Page's
majority in the state is estimated at 17,
000, against 27,000 for Dillingham two
years ago. The Prohibition vote is about
the same as in 18831,500. The high li
cense vote has largely Increased in the
past two years, owing to the non-enforco
ment of the prohibition law.
Democratic Legislative Gains.
Probably one Democratic senator is
elected from this county. There will be
large Demccratic gains in the house.
Thirty-seven Democratic assemblymen
are so far known to have been elected.
There were only eighteen Democrats in
the last assembly. Two Farmers' league
candidates, and an unexpectedly large
number of nigh license Republican as
semblymen are elected.
HENRY GEORGE'S MEN.
They Effect a Permanent and Fighting
Organisation and Adjourn.
NEW Yoi:k( Sept. & The second day's
session of the national single-tax confer
ence was fairly attended. The committee
on platform and address presented a reso
lution thst the conference elect a commit
tee of members to f.irrn a federation of
single-tax clubs; that the committee have
power to appoint an executive committee
and to adopt rules consistent with the
platform and address adopted at the con
ference, and that said committee shall call
a convention upon demand of the clubs
associated in said federation. A number
of amendments were adopted and a com
mittee was appointed to consider the reso-
The Working Organization.
At the afternoon session the committee
on resolutions made its report. The reso
lutions state that the organization shall
be known as the National Single Tax
league; that the general committee of the
National leagne shall consist of one mem'
ber from each state and territory and the
District of Columbia; that this commit
tee shall have power to elect known single
tax men from states and territories not
represented in this conference; that we
gladly recognize the religious feeling that
animates our desire for justice, and rec
ommend that the national committee be
urged to encourage the co-operation of
such parties in full accord with our views
as may lie organized to advocate the single
tax on ethical grounrls.
The Concluding Proceedings.
Rev. Dr. Thackeray, of Newton, L. L.
on behalf of the Brotherhood of Religious
Teachers of Single Tax, asked that the
report be so amended as to include one
delegate clergyman to the five delegates-at-large
of the United States. Lost
William T. Croasdale, August Lewis,
Louis Y. Post, Read Gordon and G. St
John Ix-vins were chosen delegates-at-
large. The national committee was then
appointed, consisting of one member
irom eacn state, ine matter or issuing
an address to the labor organizations of
the country was referred to the national
Republicans Nominate a Democrat.
New York, Sept 3. Judge Robert Earl
was nominated yesterday for the court of
appeals by the Republican state commit
tee in session at the Fifth Avenue hotel.
The state committee was authorized to
make the nomination for the office bv the
lasts' ale convention, in case it was con
idered unnecessary to call a state conven
tion for the purpose. Judge Earl is a
Democrat, but the committee declares
that bis long and faithful service entitles
him to the honor, and that the nomlna
tion is made in the interests of a non-par
tisan judiciary and as the highest exem
pliflcation of civil service reform. The
committee endorsed President Harrison's
administration and the action of Speaker
Keeu and the majority in the house of
Nominated by New Hampshire Democrats.
Concord, N. II., Sept. 3. The Demo
cratic state convention met here yester
day and nominated Charles II. Amsden.
of Penacook, for governor on the first bal
lot 1 he platform is an orthodox Demo
cratic declaration of principles, and con
tains a resolution of sympathy for Ireland.
The Carpenters' Htrike at Chisago.
Chicaoo, Sept 3. A strike of carpen
ters was begun here yesterday, in which
it was estimated that 8,000 men would be
Involved. The strike is principally
against the new bosses association, with
which an arrangement was made last
spring. The strikers claim that the bosses
did not live np to their agreement It is
impossible to say how many men ouit
Estimates vary from 1,000 to 4,000, but the
strike is not a positive success, as it is
evident that the men were loth to auit
work. At the meeting of the carpenters'
council yesterday afternoon it was de
cided to allow the men to go to work for
any boss paying 37X cents per hour. Any
man can now work for any boss at any
price, provided it is "understood" the 87f
cents is paid, and it looks like anything
nut a siriKe just now.
A Raging Fire and No Water.
Hiawatha, Kan., Sept a At 1 o'clock
this morning fire broke ont in the city
and was spread in every direction by high
winds. The water supply was entirely ex
hausted during the drought, and citizens
could do nothing but stand by and see
their homes burned. Unless the wind
subsides the entire city will be wiped out
Kansas City Flooded with Counterfeits.
Kansas Crrr, Mo., Sept 8. Tellers at
some of the larger banks report that tha
city is flooded with counterfeit (3 silver
certificates. Many counterfeit $1 bills ara
floating about also. Both counterfeits
ara new, and the bunks say that the coun
terfeiters have been ' here about a week.
The $3 counterfeit is hard to detect .
BUTTED A BER(t.
A Moment of Peril on the At
ROUGH VOGAGE OF A STEAMSHIP.
Escaping the Rage of the Tempest to
Crash Into a Mountain of Ice A Fear
ful Panie Among tha Passengers A
Coal Heaver's Kxperienoe That He Will
Remember The Collision Fortunately
Does Little Harm Safe In Port
Montreal, Sept.. 8. The royal mail
steamship Vancouver, Capt. Lyndall, of
the Dominion line, which arrived in this
port yesterday, had a terrible experience
while on the way across. The Vancouver
Bailed from Liverpool at midnight Thurs
day, Aug. 21, with nearly C40 fiassengers
on board, and encountered a terrific gale
Friday night, which lasted until late
Tuesday. During the gale nothing was
safe unless lashed. The passengers were
thrown out of their lierths, and it was im
possible to set the tables for meals, as the
chinaware. glass, etc , were daMied to the
deck and broken. Tons of water das bed
over the main deck fore nnd aft, many
passengers were drenched, and a few were
thrown off their feet and dashed against
Fnterlng the Iceberg Rett.
Thursday opened fair, but in the after
noon rain again liegan to full, and a dense
fog set in - shortly afterward. Immense
lceburgs had been seen in the distance,
seven of these monsters being visible at
once. Capt Lyndall decided to lay-to till
the fog lilted. The vessel was now ap
proaching the entrance to the Strait of
Belle Isle. Toward morning the vessel
was again started, and proceeded slowly.
Land was sighted at the south about 8
o'clock, and numerous icebergs were
Headed for Destruction.
Exciting and terrible had been the voy
age, but it was on Friday morning at 10
o'clock that the most dangerous and
thrilling event happened. Fog had once
more set in and the speed had been re
duced to a dead slow. A sharp lookout
was kept from the bow as well as by two
officers, one being the captain on the
bridge. All at once what was thought to
be a dense fog bank was observed about
three lengths of the vessel ahead, but in a
moment more it was discovered to be a
hnge iceberg extending to a great dis
tance on either side of the course of the
ship, and a collision was inevitable.
Terrible Scene of Consternation.
The order was instantly telegraphed to
the engineers to reverse the engines, but too
late to diminish the speed to any very no
ticeable extent, though the command was
promptly executed. By this time the
passengers on deck saw the situation and
the consternation was indescribable.
Women screumeti and fainted, and the
wildest confusion prevailed during the
few terribly anxious moinends before the
crash came. Chief Engineer Murphy was
conversing with Chief Oflleer Walsh on
the main clock aft when the alarm was
Rough on the Coal-Heaver.
He turned quickly, looked over the rail
ing, and, seeing the threatening calamity,
rushed into the engine room and ordered
the doors of the water tight compartments
closed all through the ship, so that before
the ship strui k the ice this wise arrange
ment was accomplished, to the horror of
one coal-heaver who was imprisoned in
one compartment, time being considered
too precious to allow him an opportunity
The Crash Against the Iterg.
The engine, reversed did little good, for
she struck the huge berg with a crash
that sent a thrill of horror to tho bravest
heart. Tons of ice fell down upon her
deck, ami the otO passengers al!ml were
thrown into a panic. Many of them
rushed for life prenervers and the crew for
the boats, but the ship s ofli.-ers were very
cool, and llirougn their ettorts the more
excited of the passengers were finally
calmed. The steamer's Ikiw ran into the
berg a distance of fifteen fi-et.. and she
raised herself out of the water live to ten
feet by sliding npon the ice.
The Moment of Danger Passed.
She was so tightly wedged in that it was
twenty mintes before her engines were
able to break hi-r off the berg. An exami
nation was immediately made of her
plates, bnt only one. and that above the
water line, was found to have been dam
aged. Many women among tlie passen
gers fainted, and several were ill until
they landed at Kimonski Sunday night
Only to the coolness of the officers and
the crew was due the averting of the con
tinuancc of the pauic and an excited rush
for the hours.
European Naval Amenities.
Paris, Sept 3. In response to the invl
tation extended by Admiral Riennier, na
val commander at Toulon, the Hritish
Mediterranean squadron. Vice Admiral
Hoskina commanding, enter I the harlior
at Toulon yesterday morning. As the
war-ships entered the port a salute of
twenty-one guns was fired, which was
answered by. the shore batteries. The
flag of France was then hoisted upon the
British flsg ship and sainted with fifteen
guns. The trench ironclad Formidable
and the Spanish ironcl.td P.dayo each ran
the British ensign to the foremast head,
and fired a salute in its honor.
Fatal Faction Fight in South Carolina.
iu mbia, r u.. fs-pt. i At a picnic
in Orangeburg oounty Monday, Patrick
Lownian and William Beckham, repre
senting the contending Democratic fac
tions Lowmau being a Straight-out, and
Beckham a Tillmanite became involved
in a heated political controversy. Angry
Words led to blows, and finally both drew
knives, with which they fought desiier
ately until compelled to desist from loss
of Wood, lvowman was horribly cut in
several places, and died u few hours
later. Beckham will recover.
Illness of Portagal's King.
LlSBOH. Soot 8 King Charles is suffer
ing from an attack of typhoid fever, the
result of drinking polluted water. The
attack is not severe, and no alarm is felt
regarding his condition.
Franciscan Fathers Expelled. 9
Paris, Sept .".A dispatch received
here stales t hat the Turkish soldiers have
expelled the Franciscan fathers from
Jerusalem despite the protest of the
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